UPL: Tooro United overcome Busoga on cold day at Wankulukuku

first_imgTooro United players celebrate John Ssemazzi’s opener against Busoga United on Saturday. (PHOTO/Tooro United)StarTimes Uganda Premier league Tooro United 2-1 Busoga United Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Saturday, 31-08-2019WANKULUKUKU – Tooro United defeated Busoga United 2-1 in the Uganda Premier League game played at Wankulukuku on Saturday afternoon.Goals by John Ssemazzi and substitute Fredrick Kigozi did the trick for Wasswa Bbosa’s side on a cold and wet afternoon.Gorge Kasonko had initially equalized for Busoga United but his goal turned out to be a mere consolation in the end.The game which was delayed before kick-off was played for 80 minutes instead of the usual 90.Heavy and continuous down pour coupled with Busoga United’s license issues meant that the match started 44 minutes past the scheduled kick-off time.From the on-set, it was apparent that both side were in for one hell of an afternoon as the wet and slippery playing surface made it extremely difficult to play on.On 19 minutes, Ssemazzi connected neatly with Arthur Kiggundu’s corner-kick, directing the ball into the back of the net to hand Tooro the lead.Ten minutes later, Busoga found an equalizer from similar fashion as Kasonko headed in an Ivan Wani corner.Joel Madondo could have turned the game on it’s head but he was smartly denied by Chrispas Tusime in the Tooro goal, ensuring the scores are level at the break.At the hour mark, Kigozi lobbed Benson Wagima to score Tooro’s second.With the game nearing it end, Paul Ssekulime shot wide from a glorious position in what was Busoga’s best chance to find an equalizer, prompting Tooro to ho home with all three points.The win sees Tooro move level on points with 6 other sides that registered victories in their respective opening games.Tooro United returns to action away Vipers at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday while Busoga United will host KCCA FC at Njeru on the same day.Starting teamsTooro United Chrispas Tusime (GK), Mukasa Musa, Isaac Lumu, Muhumuza Paddy, Steven Luswata, Charles Musige, Arthur Kiggundu, Omvia Steven, Mike Kawooya, John Ssemazi, Davis Ssali, Yafesi MubiruBusoga UnitedWagima Benson (GK), Muganga Douglas, Kawawulo Isma, Kakeeto Shafik, Isinde Isaac, Mandela Nelson, Kasonko George, Wani Ivan,Sewava Dan, Madondo Joel, Kirya JeromeThe other Uganda Premier league Match-Day one results-Kyetume FC 1-0 SC Villa-Bright Stars 1-3 Vipers SC-Bul FC 1-0 Express FC-URA FC 3-0 Maroons FC-KCCA FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants-Mbarara City 3-0 Proline FCComments Tags: Busoga UnitedFredrick KigoziGorge KasonkoJohn SsemazziStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedlast_img read more

Cockatoos can learn from each other how to make and use tools

first_imgFigaro, a Goffin’s cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) housed at a research lab in Austria, stunned scientists a few years ago when he began spontaneously making stick tools from the wooden beams of his aviary. The Indonesian parrots are not known to use tools in the wild, yet Figaro confidently employed his sticks to rake in nuts outside his wire enclosure. Wondering if Figaro’s fellow cockatoos could learn by watching his methods, scientists set up experiments for a dozen of them. One group watched as Figaro used a stick to reach a nut placed inside an acrylic box with a wire-mesh front panel; others saw “ghost demonstrators”—magnets that were hidden beneath a table and that the researchers controlled—displace the treats. Each bird was then placed in front of the box, with a stick just like Figaro’s lying nearby. The group of three males and three females that had watched Figaro also picked up the sticks, and made some efforts reminiscent of his actions. But only those three males, such as the one in the photo above, became proficient with the tool and successfully retrieved the nuts, the scientists report online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. None of the females did so; nor did any of the birds, male or female, in the ghost demonstrator group. Because the latter group failed entirely, the study shows that the birds need living teachers, the scientists say. Intriguingly, the clever observers developed a better technique than Figaro’s for getting the treat. Thus, the cockatoos weren’t copying his exact actions, but emulating them—a distinction that implies some degree of creativity. Two of the successful cockatoos were later given a chance to make a tool of their own. One did so immediately (as in the video above), and the other succeeded after watching Figaro. It may be that by learning to use a tool, the birds are stimulated to make tools of their own, the scientists say.last_img read more