Uganda Cup: Bul stand in Express’ path to semis

first_img Tags: Bul FCExpress FCGeorge SsemwogererePeter Onenstanbic uganda cuptop Express eliminated Police FC in the last round (file photo)Stanbic Uganda Cup-Quarter finals Express FC vs Bul FCBetway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Monday, 11-03-2019 @4pmWANKULUKUKU – Express FC will be hoping to take care of Bul when the two sides meet in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals on Monday afternoon.The Red Eagles have not reached the semis since they lost to KCCA in 2017 but with some of the big guns already out, they will be fancying their chances to go all the way.With only Vipers, amongst the traditional top four sides, left in the competition, George Ssemwogerere’s side are right to dream of a first triumph in the competition since 2007 but they will need to win on Monday first.“We want to win it because it is a while since we triumphed in the Cup, said Ssemwogerere ahead of the game.Express will have a host of players returning for the game. Eric Kambale who has been out for a while returns after recovering from injury while Lawrence Kigonya who missed the 0-0 draw at home to Mbarara in the League due to suspension also returns.Speaking about the team news, Ssemwogerere had this to say;“It’s good that Kambale (Eric) is back. The only worry is, he’s not yet on the level he is supposed to be playing at but he is doing well, added the former Isaac (Mutanga) adds leadership to us and he is welcome, (Brian Umony) also improving fitness wise as well as Tony (Odur). They are experienced players and make us stronger.For Bul, they are one of several clubs featuring in the top tier minus winning ether the Cup or League.They may be one of the outsiders for this year’s Uganda Cup but definitely a side that is capable of causing upsets.Having eliminated Mbarara in the round of 32, they will be confident they can also take care of Express.“We know how big a side Express is but we are not scared of them. Said Bul coach Peter Onen.“All we are supposed to do is try and play well and hopefully win the contest.“When you reach such a stage, people will start talking about you winning the competition but for us we are concentrating the task ahead of us and that is Express.Match Facts:This will be the third meeting between the two sides this season with Bul winning one and drawing the other.However, it is the 17th meeting between them since Bul were promoted to the top tier in 2011.In the first 16, Bul have won 7, Express 4 and the other five ending in draws.Bul have not won any of their last two visits to Wankulukuku, drawing one and losing the other whilst not scoring a single goal.Express have won three of their last five Uganda Cup games, losing only one.At home, the Red Eagles have won all of their last two Cup games including the penalty shoot-out victory over Police in the last round.For Bul, they have won 5 of their last 6 Cup games, losing the other.Away from home, Onen’s side have won all four of their last four cup games including the penalty shoot-out win over Mbarara at the round of 32 this season.The Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter final results and fixtures.–Saturday, 09-03-2019 – Nebbi Central FC 0-1 Bright Stars FC.–Sunday, 10-03-2019 – Kyetume FC 0 (4)-0 (1) Wakiso Giants FC.–Monday, 11-03-2019 – Express FC vs Bul FC–Tuesday, 12-03-2019 – Proline FC vs Vipers SCComments last_img read more

Bloody Rag May Not Have Touched Louis XVI’s Severed Head

first_imgIt seemed like the perfect forensic tale. Earlier this year, a geneticist concluded that the remains of a blood-soaked cloth stored for centuries in an 18th century gourd likely belonged to the severed head of the last French king, Louis XVI—a conclusion supported by the fact that the DNA matched that taken from a mummified head belonging to his direct ancestor, King Henry IV. So confident were some people about the findings that a company now offers a blood test for anyone who wants to see if they, too, are descendants of this royal family.But new research released today calls into question the identities of both the blood and the head, arguing that the DNA in those samples does not match the DNA in living relatives of these kings. The data “make a strong case,” against the previous work, says Cristian Capelli, a geneticist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom who was not involved with the work.According to legend, when King Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793 during the French Revolution, a witness soaked up his blood with a handkerchief and stored it in a decorated gourd. A few years ago, the family that owned the gourd asked geneticist Carles Lalueza-Fox of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, Spain, to look at the DNA from the remains of the cloth. At the time, all he could say was that the DNA came from a blue-eyed European male because he didn’t have any DNA from any of the king’s relatives. 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Henry IV was a direct ancestor of Louis XVI, so a match would provide further evidence that the blood belonged to the French king. Lalueza-Fox was able to isolate a small amount of Y chromosome from the inner part of the head, which is transmitted from male to male each generation. Enough of it matched the blood’s Y chromosome for him to conclude that the blood and head came from individuals who were related to each other.French historian Philippe Delorme wasn’t convinced. There was so little Y chromosome from the head that the matchup could have been by chance. He teamed up with geneticist Jean-Jacques Cassiman from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and identified three living descendants of the French kings, members of the House of Bourbon, to find out what the Y chromosome of that lineage should look like. They analyzed the Y chromosomes of these male relatives, and came up with a “Bourbon” Y chromosome profile. That profile did not match that obtained from the blood and head, Cassiman, Delorme, and their colleagues report today in the European Journal of Human Genetics.Who is right depends in part on what the Bourbon family tree really looks like—and that is also under dispute. Cassiman and Delorme argue that the three relatives they analyzed come from different branches of the tree, so the matching parts of their Y chromosome indicate true Bourbon inheritance. But Lalueza-Fox and his French historian collaborator Philippe Charlier think that the living relatives all trace back to Philippe I, who was homosexual and thus perhaps unlikely to have actually fathered the next generation. “It seems likely that what we have here is just a case of false paternity within a royal family,” says Lalueza-Fox, who sticks by his original work. “Moreover, we should be cautious with the genealogies claimed by people. These are often less accurate than we may think.”Both sides think the best way to get to the bottom of this forensic tale would be to study the DNA of more living relatives. But neither has the funds to do so. So for now, the new work “leaves still open the hunt for true remains of these historical figures,” Capelli says.last_img read more