The whereabouts of the Taifa Stars physical trainer, Brazilian Marcelo Guereirro, who left the country two months ago to attend family matters, remains unclear.


A report posted in The Daily News quotes the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) General Secretary Fredrick Mwakalebela, who confirmed that Guerreiro was granted a two month leave that elapsed last Sunday.

The trainer was expected to come back along with Taifa Stars coach and fellow Brazilian Marcio Maximo, who also went to Brazil on a two weeks leave. Maximo returned to the country early last week.

Apparently, Maximo is uncertain whether Guerreiro will return to take up his job that he briefly served before he went on leave.

“I never met him [Guerreiro] when I was in Brazil, neither did I have any communication with him, but I see little hope for him to come back,” said Maximo.

When asked for comments, Director of Sports in Ministry of Information, Sports and Culture Leonard Thadeo refused to reveal any details, though he admitted that the government has got all the information regarding the coach’s whereabouts. He referred the matter to the TFF.

Mwakalebela though told the paper that he has always been in contact with Guerreiro.

“There is no cause for alarm about the coach’s future. He is still with us, if anything else happens we will let the public know,” he said.

“The last time I contacted him, he said he was still tending to family problems and promised to return."

Guerreiro signed a two-year contract in May to assist head coach Maximo. He took over from fellow Brazilian Itamar Amorin, whose contract expired. Amorin is currently the head coach of the top flight Tanzanian side Azam FC.

Before joining Tanzania, Guerreiro also worked as a physical trainer with Flamengo, Americano, Bontucesso, Botafogo and Brazilian National team in 2003. He also worked in Germany, Portugal and Spain.

James Momanyi, Goal.com

Big up Kibasila pupils and students. Action speaks louder than words!

Wakati mwingine inabidi 'to take matters at your own hands' hasa pale uhai unapokuwa hatarini. Huwezi kuzembea wakati uhai wako unapohatarishwa. Uhai unao mara moja, baada ya hapo hakuna mwenye uhakika asilimia mia moja ikiwa unapoondoka duniani unarudi tena ama ulikokwenda ndo hurudi hadi siku ya kupulizwa parapanda. Ikiwa uhai utaondoka kizembe kwa ajali zinazozuilika, basi bora kuutetea na kuunusuru ama bora upotelee mbali katika harakati za kutaka kuuokoa!

Pichani ni wanafunzi wa sekondari ya Kibasila Dar es salaam wakiwa wamezuia magari kupita leo asubuhi katika makutano ya barabara za Chang'ombe na Mandela,kufuatia wanafunzi kugongwa mara kwa mara eneo hilo

WANAFUNZI wa Shule ya Sekondari Kibasila na Shule ya Msingi Kibasila leo walikua na mgomo kutokana na eneo hilo kuwa na ajali za mara kwa mara kusababisha vifo kwa wanafunzi wa shule hizo. Tukio hilo lililotokea leo asubuhi ambapo wanafunzi wawili wa shule ya msingi kibasila waligongwa na mwananchi mmoja ambaye alikua akiwavusha barabara kugongwa na hali yake sio nzuri na yuko hospitali ya temeke kwa matibabu zaidi.

Kwamujibu wa mashuuda wa tukio hilo walisema kuwa wanafunzi waliogongwa ni Consolatha Kilasa, Wiliston Sango wote wa darasa la 5  waliokuwa wakitoka nyumbani kuelekea shuleni ata hivyo jina la msamaria mwema halikupatikana. Akiongea na gazeti hili mmoja wa walimu alisema kuwa mwanafunzi mmoja aliyejulikana kwa jina Wiliston Sango yupo hospitali ya mifupa (MOI) kwa matibabu  zaidi kutokana na kujeruhiwa vibaya.

Pia katika tukio hilo wanafunzi waliweza kuzuia baadhi ya magari yasipite katika eneo hilo likiwamo gari la  jeshi lenye namba za usajili 2813 JW97 Defender na gari la polisi PT-0176.

Makamu  mkuu wa shule ya kibasila mwalimu Catherine Urio alito wito na kuomba wakala wa barabara kuweka matuta,taa,alama za pundamilia na askari wa kuongozea magari kwani kutokuwepo kwa vitu hivyo kunasababisha ajali nyingi na watu upoteza maisha kwa wingi.

Hatahivyo Wanafunzi walisema kuwa hawataki kusikia siasa zinatendeka wanachotaka wao matuta yawekwe na taa pia trafiki awepo katika barabara hiyo ya changombe.

Wakati huo huo mwenyekiti wa serikali za mitaa  Sophia Kinega alisema ni halali kwa wanafunzi kufanya mgomo huo kwani ajali nyingi zinatokea na kuua wanafunzi mara kwa mara kwani  wanafunzi hao wanaona uchungu kuona wenzao wakipoteza maisha.

Mkuu wa Wilaya  ya Temeke Jordan Lugimbano aliwataka wanafunzi aongee nao ila wanafunzi hao walionekana wakimzomea,baada ya  muda wanafunzi walikubali na kwenda kuongea nae iliwaweze kutafuta ufumbuzi wa tatizo hilo. - Darleo.co.tz

Call for applications: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for 2010/11

On behalf of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee, IIE is pleased to announce the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/11. The PhD Fellowship program will unite top international research postgraduate students and Hong Kong's world-class research institutions.

 
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme has been launched by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009 and aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programs in Hong Kong.

 
Hong Kong's institutions are extending the boundaries of various fields including sciences, engineering, humanities, arts, social sciences, medicine, biotechnology, business, and specializations such as textile design, and supply chain and tourism management.

 
The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a maximum period of three years.

 
The application deadline is 1 December 2009.

 
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Eligibility
Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/ potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

 
Selection Panels
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas -- one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

 
Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
  • Academic excellence
  • Research ability and potential
  • Communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership abilities
Please find attached the program brochure and poster about the Hong-Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/2011 on the site, and for more information and details about application requirements please visit:
www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd  and http://www.iie.eu/ or http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

Postgraduate scholarships 2009/10 at Kingston University, UK

We are offering awards totalling £250,000 for 2009/10 entry, with each scholarship worth £3,000. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.

 
You can apply for an award if you:
  • are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
  • have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2009/10 entry; and
  • are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.
  • Scholarships are available for both September entry and (for courses with a relevant start date) January entry.
Please note that the deadline for September 2009 scholarships has now passed but you can still apply for postgraduate scholarships for January/February 2010 until 16 November 2009.

 
How are the scholarships awarded?
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:
  • academic merit;
  • financial need;
  • what you expect to gain from the course you are taking; and
  • what you intend to do after completing the course.
How do I apply?
You can apply online now for scholarships for January/February 2010 entry. The scholarships application deadline is 16 November 2009 for January/February 2010 entry.

 
We cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Please note that the deadline for September 2009 scholarships has now passed. Remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure.

 
Before you begin your application, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. You must:
  • be an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
  • have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2009/10 entry; and
  • not currently be registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Kingston University.
Please also note that you will need electronic copies of the following documents to make your application:
  • a copy of your offer letter;
  • an academic reference letter;
  • a copy of your academic transcript/worksheet; and
  • a copy of your IELTS/TOEFL result (where applicable).
Apply online now: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/scholarshipsform

 
If you have any questions about the application and selection procedure, please read our FAQs or contact us at [email protected]

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.
50% of the available fellowships should be awarded to female candidates and 50% of the available budget should be spent on candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from priority groups and/or from marginalized regions to be defined by the embassies.
The NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the development cooperation budget.

Employer support

The need for education and training must be linked to the institutional development of the organization the applicants are working for. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, applications without the support of an employer will not be considered.

NFP sub-programmes

NFP master’s, NFP short courses and NFP PhD studies award fellowships to individuals. NFP also finances refresher courses for NFP alumni who would like to prolong the effect of earlier learning and update their knowledge and skills.

How to apply?

If you want to apply for PhD studies, master’s degree programmes or short courses you must first gain academic admission to the course of your choice before applying for a fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in your country. Also, you can only apply for an NFP fellowship if the course is on the NFP course list for that particular year.
In all cases, you are advised to contact the Netherlands Embassy, Consulate or local Nuffic Neso office well in advance for specific instructions, and to inquire about specific local procedures and deadlines, requirements and selection criteria. These may differ from the general information provided on Nuffic’s website or in the brochures.

More information

More information about NFP, including the application forms, is available at Netherlands Embassies and Consulates, Nuffic Neso offices or from this website under the three different sub-programmes as mentioned above.

NFP country list Click HERE to view the NFP country list

Scholarship search engine

Grantfinder is an online search engine that browses a range of Dutch scholarships for international students who wish to come to the Netherlands, here is the link: www.grantfinder.nl