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Uganda’s AFCON 2017 Qualifiers Opponents’ Factfile: Botswana

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At least two students from Entebbe Senior Secondary School drowned in Lake Victoria on Saturday, this site http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/cart/cart-item-data.php police authorities revealed Monday.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, physician http://chachanova.com/wp-includes/query.php Patrick Onyango, http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-includes/wp-diff.php the Senior One students “reportedly feigned sickness to secure leave from school before joining friends at the popular Lido Beach in Entebbe.”

All the victims, in the age group between 13 and 15 years, were enjoying a swim only to be overpowered by strong waves which pushed them far from the shores to the deep end.

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“Police marines found the students dead in the Lake,” said Onyango.

He said police took the bodies to Mulago Referral Hospital for postmortem.

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.

What factors influence drowning risk?

The main factors that affect drowning risk are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent unsupervised water access, lack of close supervision while swimming, location, failure to wear life jackets, alcohol use, and seizure disorders.

Many adults and children report that they can’t swim.  Research has shown that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children aged 1 to 4 years.

Barriers, such as pool fencing, prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness. A four-sided isolation fence (separating the pool area from the house and yard) reduces a child’s risk of drowning 83 percent compared to three-sided property-line fencing.

Drowning can happen quickly and quietly anywhere there is water (such as bathtubs, swimming pools, buckets), and even in the presence of lifeguards.

Most (72 percent) boating deaths that occurred during 2010 were caused by drowning, with 88 percent of victims not wearing life jackets.

Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation. Alcohol influences balance, coordination, and judgment, and its effects are heightened by sun exposure and heat.

For persons with seizure disorders, drowning is the most common cause of unintentional injury death, with the bathtub as the site of highest drowning risk.18

Tips to help you stay safe in the water

Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water.

Supervisors of preschool children should provide “touch supervision”, be close enough to reach the child at all times. Because drowning occurs quickly and quietly, adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity (such as reading, playing cards, talking on the phone, or mowing the lawn) while supervising children, even if lifeguards are present.

Always swim with a buddy. Select swimming sites that have lifeguards when possible.

If you or a family member has a seizure disorder, provide one-on-one supervision around water, including swimming pools. Consider taking showers rather than using a bath tub for bathing. Wear life jackets when boating.

Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning. However, even when children have had formal swimming lessons, constant, careful supervision when children are in the water, and barriers, such as pool fencing to prevent unsupervised access, are still important.

Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In the time it takes for paramedics to arrive, your CPR skills could save someone’s life.

Air-Filled or Foam Toys are not safety devices. Don’t use air-filled or foam toys, such as “water wings”, “noodles”, or inner-tubes, instead of life jackets. These toys are not life jackets and are not designed to keep swimmers safe.

Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming, boating, or water skiing. Do not drink alcohol while supervising children.

Don’t let swimmers hyperventilate before swimming underwater or try to hold their breath for long periods of time. This can cause them to pass out (sometimes called “shallow water blackout”) and drown.

Know how to prevent recreational water illnesses..

Know the local weather conditions and forecast before swimming or boating. Strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning strikes are dangerous.

If you have a swimming pool at home:

Install Four-Sided Fencing. Install a four-sided pool fence that completely separates the pool area from the house and yard. The fence should be at least 4 feet high. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward with latches that are out of reach of children. Also, consider additional barriers such as automatic door locks and alarms to prevent access or alert you if someone enters the pool area.

Clear the Pool and Deck of Toys. Remove floats, balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area immediately after use so children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised.

 
At least two students from Entebbe Senior Secondary School drowned in Lake Victoria on Saturday, online http://daa.asn.au/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php police authorities revealed Monday.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, page Patrick Onyango, illness the Senior One students “reportedly feigned sickness to secure leave from school before joining friends at the popular Lido Beach in Entebbe.”

All the victims, in the age group between 13 and 15 years, were enjoying a swim only to be overpowered by strong waves which pushed them far from the shores to the deep end.

“Police marines found the students dead in the Lake,” said Onyango.

He said police took the bodies to Mulago Referral Hospital for postmortem.

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.

What factors influence drowning risk?

The main factors that affect drowning risk are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent unsupervised water access, lack of close supervision while swimming, location, failure to wear life jackets, alcohol use, and seizure disorders.

Many adults and children report that they can’t swim.  Research has shown that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children aged 1 to 4 years.

Barriers, such as pool fencing, prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness. A four-sided isolation fence (separating the pool area from the house and yard) reduces a child’s risk of drowning 83 percent compared to three-sided property-line fencing.

Drowning can happen quickly and quietly anywhere there is water (such as bathtubs, swimming pools, buckets), and even in the presence of lifeguards.

Most (72 percent) boating deaths that occurred during 2010 were caused by drowning, with 88 percent of victims not wearing life jackets.

Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of deaths associated with water recreation. Alcohol influences balance, coordination, and judgment, and its effects are heightened by sun exposure and heat.

For persons with seizure disorders, drowning is the most common cause of unintentional injury death, with the bathtub as the site of highest drowning risk.18

Tips to help you stay safe in the water

Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water.

Supervisors of preschool children should provide “touch supervision”, be close enough to reach the child at all times. Because drowning occurs quickly and quietly, adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity (such as reading, playing cards, talking on the phone, or mowing the lawn) while supervising children, even if lifeguards are present.

Always swim with a buddy. Select swimming sites that have lifeguards when possible.

If you or a family member has a seizure disorder, provide one-on-one supervision around water, including swimming pools. Consider taking showers rather than using a bath tub for bathing. Wear life jackets when boating.

Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning. However, even when children have had formal swimming lessons, constant, careful supervision when children are in the water, and barriers, such as pool fencing to prevent unsupervised access, are still important.

Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In the time it takes for paramedics to arrive, your CPR skills could save someone’s life.

Air-Filled or Foam Toys are not safety devices. Don’t use air-filled or foam toys, such as “water wings”, “noodles”, or inner-tubes, instead of life jackets. These toys are not life jackets and are not designed to keep swimmers safe.

Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming, boating, or water skiing. Do not drink alcohol while supervising children.

Don’t let swimmers hyperventilate before swimming underwater or try to hold their breath for long periods of time. This can cause them to pass out (sometimes called “shallow water blackout”) and drown.

Know how to prevent recreational water illnesses..

Know the local weather conditions and forecast before swimming or boating. Strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning strikes are dangerous.

If you have a swimming pool at home:

Install Four-Sided Fencing. Install a four-sided pool fence that completely separates the pool area from the house and yard. The fence should be at least 4 feet high. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward with latches that are out of reach of children. Also, consider additional barriers such as automatic door locks and alarms to prevent access or alert you if someone enters the pool area.

Clear the Pool and Deck of Toys. Remove floats, balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area immediately after use so children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised.

 
Following the 2017 Afcon qualifying draws in Cairo where Uganda was placed in Group D alongside Burkina Faso, salve http://codefor.asia/wp-includes/template-loader.php Botswana and Comoro Islands, tadalafil Chimpreports profiles Cranes’ opponents on route to Gabon.

Uganda will be looking forward to breaking the 37 year jinx after their last appearance in the 1978 finals held in Ghana where they  were runners up after losing  to hosts.

Botswana just like Uganda is a landlocked country located in the southern Africa sitting in an area of approximately 581,730 Km2 with a population of slightly higher than two million people.

Best glory days

The Zebras, having never qualified for the World cup nor AfCon since they started actively competing in 1994, they stunned many by being the first country to qualify for the AFCON 2012 at the expense of African giants, Tunisia who they beat home and away, beating Chad, and also Togo before drawing both fixtures with Malawi.

By then, only one of their players plied his trade outside Botswana together with a local coach Stanleey Tshosane.

However in Afcon they didn’t manage to get a single point. That was their first and only. Before achieving that fete, their only accomplishment in Afcon was a 1-0 win over Madagascar in 2002. In addition to that, they were chosen the best African National team for 2011.

Botswana are ranked (as at 9th April 2015) at position 104 worldwide and 29th in the continent, 10 below Uganda. Their best ever rank was in December 2010 when they were 53rd globally while November 1999 was their worst year at 165.

They are currently coached by former West Bromwich Albion midfielder, Peter James Butler Previous meetings with Uganda;

05 Aug 2006 Uganda 0-0 Botswana

31 Aug 2013 Botswana 1-3 Uganda

Last 6 Afcon qualifiers form: LLLLDL

Last Afcon qualifiers results

18/05/14- Burundi 0-0 Botswana

01/06/14- Botswana 1-0 Burundi

19/07/14- Botswana 2-0 Guinea Bissau

02/08/14 Guinea Bissau 1-1 Botswana

06/09/14 Tunisia 2-1 Botswana

10/09/14 Botswana 0-2 Senegal

10/10/14 Botswana 0-2 Egypt

15/10/14 Egypt 2-0 Botswana

14/11/14 Botswana 0-0 Tunisia

19/11/14 Senegal 3-0 Botswana

Other profile; Current Captain- Joel Mogorosi (bloemfotein celtic) Top Scorer – Jerome Ramatlhakwane, 19(CS Don Bosco)Stadium- Botswana National stadium

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