Kenya 7s champs coming for Elgon Cup

first_imgWhat might surprise rugby fans as well is the fact that the likes of Injera and Kayange share a lot of history with our very own Alex Mubiru and Mathias Ochwo – who have opted to sit out this tie for reasons we do not wish to give readers heartache over, for now.When the Rugby Cranes were crowned Africa champions in 2007 in Madagascar, the Injeras of today were in the Kenyan team then and looked on in disbelief as the Cranes were crowned champions! Yes, you read right. That is how far back we have sunk – but that is a story for another time!This time though the Kenya 15s will give our boys quite a game. For those who have not heard – it’s a test match that Kenya, who are gunning for Rio 2016, will not take lightly. They have assembled their top flight team after learning hard lessons from last year with their Kenya A side; Rugby Cranes are the defending champions of the Elgon Cup.The intensity of this fixture is such that Kenya will be heading on to Brazil for another test match thereafter. They will board a KQ flight to Nairobi, pick some other players and head out. You cannot miss this game for anything! East Africa’s most successful rugger Collins Injera will be here to cheer on his 15s colleagues in the Elgon Cup. Photo credit: @cinjeraThis weekend’s Elgon Cup in Kampala will be like no other! Do not hold your breath for they will not be on the pitch!The formidable Kenya 7s team that won the HSBC World Rugby 7s series in Singapore last month will be in Kampala to cheer on their 15s colleagues.In the stands will be East Africa’s most successful rugby player, and the world’s top 7s try scorer (231) Collins Injera, among others like Humphrey Kayange, Oscar Ayodi, cheering on their boys who seek to emulate their success.Massive congratulations to @cinjera for becoming the top try scorer in the @WorldRugby7s series. #ProudlyKenyan pic.twitter.com/RvIOdsIUgj Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Broward County Jail Inmate with Coronavirus Dies at Hospital

first_imgA Broward jail inmate who was being treated for coronavirus has died, officials announced Wednesday.The inmate was identified as 64-year-old Alan Pollock by the Broward Public Defender’s Office, which had been representing him.Records show that Pollock was a convicted sex offender who was jailed for a probation violation. He was jailed last month after being accused with changing his address without permission. Pollock was most recently held at the North Broward jail in Pompano Beach.“An inmate was being hospitalized and treated for COVID-19. He passed away yesterday evening,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis said Wednesday. “His cause of death is pending investigation at this time.”Broward County’s jails, which house more than 3,000 inmates, have had at least five inmates test positive for COVID-19, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says all new inmates are being screened for the virus before they are placed into the inmate population. Inmates are also being told to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for washing hands, refraining from touching their faces, and reporting symptoms immediately.Additionally, all in-person jail visitations have ended and have been substituted by video visitations.The Sheriff’s Office says Pollock showed no signs of having coronavirus when he was arrested in mid-March.On March 31, during a routine screening, he declined to take a medical test that was not tied to coronavirus.He was then moved from the jail’s infirmary to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. He tested positive for coronavirus at the hospital on April 1.The Broward Public Defenders’ Office says Pollock died at Northwest Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.A March 19 court filing states that Public Defender Howard Finkelstein had tried to have him released from jail last month, citing coronavirus concerns.According to executive chief public defender Gordon Weekes, the motion for Pollock’s release was denied possibly due to his previous offenses.“We knew there was going to be a certain population that was going to be immune-compromised and vulnerable to contracting the virus,” Weekes says “We have to make sure these folks who have to remain in jail are being properly tested, properly distanced from other inmates and afforded appropriate medical care so they can survive exposure to this disease.”last_img read more

Hilton and Baker hold their nerve to win U16 titles

first_img England regional squad players Charlie Hilton and Jess Baker came through nerve-tingling finishes to scoop the honours in the Midland U16 boys’ and girls’ championships at Hawkstone Park, Shropshire. For both players (pictured) it was their first big win – and both demonstrated how well they can cope with pressure. Hilton, from Ifield, Sussex, played the final three holes in one-under to force a play-off against Yorkshire’s Tom Osborne (Lindrick). He won the boys’ title on the first extra hole. Baker, from Gosforth Park Ladies, Northumberland, was one-under for the last nine holes, overtaking the long-time girls’ leader, Mia Eales-Smith (Lindrick), and winning by a single stroke.  Hilton, an England U16 international, was leading by two shots after 36 holes but after three holes of the final round he was three over and he dropped another shot on the seventh. “I just told myself to stay positive and keep going and I held it together well,” said the 16-year-old. He kick-started his round when he holed a confidence-boosting 9ft putt for birdie four on the 8th but, with three holes left, he knew he trailed Osborne by one. The 16th, a short par four, offered Hilton a chance to catch up – and he took it, playing his pitch to about 3ft and holing the birdie putt to draw level. Two pars at 17 and 18 gave him a 54-hole total of level par and took him into the play-off which he won with a par on the first hole. “It was good, I was really happy,” said Hilton, who now faces “revision, revision, revision” before taking his GCSE exams. Baker, meanwhile, trailed the girls’ leader by three with nine holes left to play. But the 14-year-old began her charge with birdies on 10 and 11, followed by a string of pars which took her into the lead and even allowed her the luxury of a last-hole bogey. Baker drew on the experience of last year’s English U14 girls’ championship when she was in contention, only to fall away and finish in a tie for seventh place. “I crumbled a bit under the pressure, but I’ve learned from that and I just went for pars. I didn’t try to do anything extraordinary, I just ground out a round,” she said. Both players have also been helped by their England Golf regional U16 squad training which helps the players deal with pressure situations. Hilton trains with the South East squad while Baker is in the North squad. Third place in the boys’ championship went to Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire). Four players tied fourth: Ben Schmidt (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Remy Miller (Prestbury, Cheshire), Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire) and Tom Gregory (Stoke Park, BB&O). In the girls’ championship Mia Eales-Smith (Lindrick, Yorkshire) was runner-up; Harriet Barker (Carus Green, Cumbria) was third and Katie Sibley (Carlisle, Cumbria) was fourth. The team prize was won by Thames Valley regional squad represented by: Dominic Clemons, Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) Tom Gregory and Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire). The runners-up were Yorkshire, followed by the South East. Click here for the full results 21 Apr 2017 Hilton and Baker hold their nerve to win U16 titles last_img read more

IKEA vacations: A youtuber cheats on her followers pretending to be on a luxurious island

first_imgSocial networks are increasingly used by people of all ages. The use of such applications allows us to have constant communication with people from different parts of the world, but they can also be a focus of distorted realities. On many occasions, to give a different image from the one you have in reality, many people manipulate users with certain images and videos that upload to their social networks to appear to lead a luxurious lifestyle.A young American, named Natalia Taylor, wanted to test whether you can really play with reality and trick users. This social experiment was to get some pictures to look like I was on vacation in Bali, when I was really in an Ikea store. Image: iStock In social networks, you can easily distort realityMany users upload images to pretend a luxurious lifestyle last_img read more

Nunes holds key to Ahwofah sprint

first_imgTopline trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes holds a strong hand with ROYAL ASSAULT and BERRA- CA in today’s Ahwhofah Sprint over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park, the overnight allowance feature attracting 14 starters.Despite the large field, which also includes the fleet-footed TALENTED TONY K, ROYAL ASSAULT and BERRANCA – the mounts of top apprentices Linton Steadman and Dane Dawkins, respectively – are standouts and could form the quinella.The 4-y-o filly BERRANCA has been a model of consistency, and with a mere 48.5kg, will have lots of supporters. She finished a good second to CRUCIAL APPEAL over the round-five course on October 8, and three weeks earlier, chased home the progressive 3-y-o colt CHACE THE GREAT in a fast-run sprint.Although tempting at the weights, BERRANCA lacks the proven class of stable-companion ROYAL ASSAULT, who, despite having his first race since winning over 1100 metres on June 10, will report razor sharp, having turned in bullet work after bullet work in his preparation.The 4-y-o colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Maken Joy has won twice from five starts this season, and even in defeat, has turned in quality performances against the likes of former champion sprinter POTCHEEN, CAMPESINO, and BUZZ NIGHTMARE.Back in action from the convenient mark of 54.0kg, ROYAL ASSAULT, who has good speed, can definitely return on a winning note. I expect him to stave off the consistent BERRANCA.Elsewhere on the 12-race programme, which commences at 11:30 a.m., PONTIUS PILATE, who was purchased for the record price of $5 million in last year’s TOBA yearling sale, should make a winning debut for Nunes and champion jockey Shane Ellis in the third race over 1200 metres for maiden two-year-olds.A bay colt by Forest Danger out of Sea Treaty, PONTIUS PILATE has moved impressively at exercise, and this half-brother to three derby winners should get off the mark immediately in a field of seven.Other firm fancies on the card are BROOKLYN in the second race, DASH BOARD in the fourth, JUNIOR DON in the fifth, and DEMOLITION BOY in the sixth.last_img read more

AFL Assured of Better Budgetary Support

first_imgHouse Committee Chair on National Defense, Rep. George S. Mulbah, has assured authorities at the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) that the next budgetary year would be huge to benefit personnel of the new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).According to the Bong County lawmaker, the campaign to increase the budgetary allotment for the MOD vis-à-vis the AFL is to ease constraints the soldiers have endured over the years, thus excluding them from undertaking, and or accessing training in specialized areas. Since the restructuring of the new AFL in 2006, the numerical strength of enlisted men and personnel of the Army has remained constant owing to “inadequate” budgetary allocation at the National Legislature.Rep. Mulbah made the statement Wednesday, February 26, during program marking the official turn over ceremony of engineering equipment to the AFL. The equipment comprising pieces of earth-moving machines, mixers, excavators, etc were donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and the people of Liberia. The ceremony, which was held at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) on UN Drive in Monrovia, brought together an array of government and members of the international community.“If the Government of China had not made it possible for us to get these equipment, we would have been complaining to the Legislature for budgetary allotment for several other things including military hardware in the next fiscal year budget. This year budget will be the budget of the AFL, and this is the time Liberia will take full responsibility of the army,” Rep. Mulbah declared.Chairman Mulbah, however, promised to work with the AFL stating, “We will campaign in the Legislature for increment of the AFL budget.”Turning over the keys of equipment to the Acting Chair of the Cabinet, Internal Affairs Minister, Morris Dukuly, Chinese Amb. Zhang Yue said, “In the past decade, China has been active in assisting the Liberian Government and the people in their endeavors to reconstruct their country. We take Liberia’s development a priority, as our assistance is aimed at bringing tangible benefits with the development of bilateral relations, the exchanges and cooperation between the people’s Liberation Army of China and the AFL.” According to him, ever since 2004, through mutual military exchanges and cooperation, Chinese Ministry of National Defense has provided the Liberian side with nearly US$10 million worth of military assistance and 194 training slots.“In the coming month, seven AFL officers and soldiers will be going to China to join the new training program.”He disclosed that China appreciates the achievements made by the Liberian Government to develop national economy, speed up infrastructure construction and bring benefit to ordinary people.“According to the Protocol Signed between China and Liberia, Chinese government not only has provided the Liberian side with engineering equipment on gratis (free) to the value of US$4M, and also will send an engineering experts team to Liberia to work with the Engineering Company of AFL.”The team, he said, will arrive in Liberia in early next month. Ambassador Zhang also noted that it was not only of the hardware, but of the capacity that will enhance AFL to contribute to Liberia’s social and economic recovery; raise AFL’s profile in terms of civil-military relations.Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly, who received the keys to the equipment on behalf of  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expressed gratitude to China for the level of partnership and support giving to the Liberian Government in her post-conflict recovery drive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Aureus Mining to Begin Gold Production in Liberia Soon

first_imgAUREUS Mining, a mineral company prospecting for gold in Grand Cape Mount County, is expected to begin full production in July next year, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Reading said.Giving the assurance on October 27, at the Lands, Mines and Energy Ministry during a press briefing, Mr. Reading disclosed that from what it has discovered, Aureus Mining will be producing 120,000 ounces of gold each year and providing employment opportunities for 300 Liberians.Mr. Reading said he is impressed by the level of progress made and emphasized that the mine will be the largest commercial gold mine in Liberia.Mr. Reading added that though impressive progress is being made, there are logistical challenges that his company needs to overcome such as poor infrastructure that creates difficulty in moving logistics to the site.Mr Reed said he looks forward to the level of cooperation that would ensure that the country benefits from the proceeds of this valuable resource.He appealed for the cooperation of Liberians as well as the government to overcome additional challenges moving in of logistics and people into the country safely.Regarding the expected revenue intake, Mr. Reading said an ounce of gold may be sold for US$150, underscoring that more revenue generation could be derived from the price of the commodity.He disclosed that the company obtained a loan of US$250 million for its investment in Grand Cape Mount County. Mr. Reed did not name the bank providing the loan facility.Speaking earlier, Lands, Mines and Energy Minister Patrick Sendolo said the gold mine will be the first commercial gold mine in the country.He said this development has for a long time been going on and significant progress has been made there to ensure the mine will be in full operation soon.He indicated that despite the health crisis the Liberian Government is trying to do all it can in the mining sector so that Liberians will not lose hope.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pep Guardiola challenges Man City superstars to keep improving

first_img smart causal REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade shining possible standings 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City players must keep on improving because critics expect them to beat team so easily.Last season, City romped to the Premier League title, finishing 19 points above Manchester United with a record number of points. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won However, this campaign has been somewhat more subdued with Wolves coming close to claiming a shock victory last weekend.For Guardiola, who has now won 26 major pieces of silverware in a managerial career lasting less than a decade, the objective for his superstars is to keep improving on a weekly basis.A 2-1 victory over a stubborn Newcastle United side on Saturday was the perfect start as they got back to winning ways to keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool.“Football every day is different,” Guardiola explained to talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness. City beat Newcastle 2-1 thanks to goals from Sterling and a screamer from Walker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Premier League News silverware “We have to be better today, in these 90 minutes than the opponent and in all the games we were better.“So, unfortunately, this last game we could not win for our fault for many reasons, but for the quality of the opponent.“Today again, we concede one shot on target and one that’s happened, we have a lot of chances to win games.” Guardiola wants to see his City players improve on a weekly basis Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 “I’m quite satisfied with how we handled them [Newcastle United] you know? After what happened last season, we had the World Cup, go and win the Community Shield and have ten points,“I think especially the way we played; every game we were better than the opponents.“I always speak to the players and say ‘Don’t think about how many goals you have to score or having to be perfect’. huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED last_img read more

DD LOCAL: NEED A VENUE? BOOK YOUR PARTY AT THE CPI CENTRE IN CASTLFINN

first_imgCastlefinn Community NotesWhist: 9/7/2014Ladies. 1st Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 176 2nd Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey 172. 3rd Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 169 Gents. 1st Patsy Mc Daid, St Johnston 174. 2nd Angus Stewart, Lifford 162. 3rd Maeve Walsh, Killygordon 1601st Half: TieKathleen Duffy, Stranorlar 84 and Bridie Campbell, Castlederg 822nd Half: Patsy O Hagan. Cloghfin 85 Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 183 or better for 100 euro.Everyone welcome to attend.Jewellery Making:Jewellery making class’s continue on Tuesday the 15th of July at 7pm to 9pm and will also be extended for a further 3 weeks. For further information please contact Mary in the CPI centre on 074 – 9143976Men on the Move:Congratulations to all who participated in the Men on the Move program as it finishes for the summer.Golf Classic: The St Vincent de Paul Golf Classic is this Sunday the 13th of July at the Strabane golf club.For more details call John at 087 135 7450Parties:Parties can be booked at the CPI in CastlefinnIn need of a venue just contact the CPI centre on 074 9143976Bookings for midweek are subject to schedule at the centreWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) bookings range from 1pm to 3pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, 6.00pm to 8.00 pmCost 80 euro.DD LOCAL: NEED A VENUE? BOOK YOUR PARTY AT THE CPI CENTRE IN CASTLFINN was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CPI CentreDD LOCAL: CastlfinnFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Beane’s 31 Points Sinks Men’s Basketball At SIU, 75-60

first_imgStory Links CARBONDALE, Ill. – Anthony Beane, the Missouri Valley Conference’s second leading scorer, scored 31 points to push SIU past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 75-60, Saturday afternoon at SIU Arena.Drake (6-20, 1-13 MVC) was led by junior Kale Abrahamson’s (West Des Moines, Iowa) 15 points, his most in MVC play on 5-of-10 shooting. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) continued his strong play with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds to match a career high. Dominik Olejniczak (Torun, Poland) added 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting.Beane’s 31 points for SIU (20-7, 9-5 MVC) came on 12-of-20 shooting along with six rebounds. Bola Olaniyan added a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double in the win. The Salukis converted on 50.9 percent of their shots in the game and pulled away by converting at 55.6 percent clip in the second half.”Anthony Beane is really good, he makes hard shots and one guy can’t try to guard him,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “His athleticism hurt us tonight, but our guys fought.”Olejniczak scored eight of his points in the first half as he was 4-of-4 from the field. The Bulldogs took a 12-10 lead eight minutes into the period of a Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) putback that capped a 9-0 run for the Bulldogs. But, SIU fired back with a 17-2 spurt that saw six different Salukis score to give SIU a 27-14 lead with 5:29 left in the period. “The first half we were a mess offensively,” Giacoletti said. “We couldn’t get into anything and couldn’t get an entry. They took it away and you have to play through that. We didn’t do a good job of that and took bad shots.”Three points from Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) in the final 90 seconds of the period pulled the Bulldogs within seven points but a three-point play from Mike Rodriquez gave SIU at 10-point, 37-27, lead at halftime.Schlatter, making his second career start, finished the game with seven points, five rebounds and two assists.Drake opened up the second half by shooting 54 percent from the field in the first eight minutes and got as close as six points, but Beane scored nine points during that span to keep SIU’s lead in double-digits for the majority of the time. With less than 10 minutes left in the contest, a Beane three-pointer started an 11-3 run the built up a 16-point, 64-48, lead with 6:36 left.A pair of baskets from Abrahamson with less than three minutes left twice got the Bulldogs within 11 points, but the Salukis, and especially Beane, continued to make shots to earn their 20th win of the season.Drake returns home for its next contest on Wednesday, Feb. 17, against Evansville. Tipoff at the Knapp Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. with the game airing on MVC TV affiliates.Print Friendly Version ESPN 1350 MVC TV Listen Live Watch Live Evansville 2/17/2016 – 8:00 PM Preview Buy Tickets Next Game:center_img Photos Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Box Score (HTML) last_img read more