Ulinzi, Muhoroni given Shield byes

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides Ulinzi Stars and Muhoroni Youth are among 10 clubs given byes when the GOtv Shield Round of 52 draw was conducted Thursday at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.Zoo Kericho, Finlays Horticulture, Ulinzi Warriors, Intercity, Shabana FC, Administration Police, Nairobi Stima and Wazito FC are the other teams that will join seeded champions AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia in the round of 32. At the event, 40 sides were drawn to battle it out on the weekend of May 31 and June 1 where 20 teams will be knocked out.“We decided to give the teams a bye because it’s the mechanism of the draw. We started with 64 teams and now we are remaining with 52 and for us to have the tournament flow we had to give 10 teams automatic passage.“But they were picked fairly since a draw was conducted to decide beneficiaries. We wanted teams from lower leagues to get opportunity of making the quarter finals,” Football Kenya Federation CEO Michael Esakwa stated after conducting the exercise.Among the mouth watering clashes expected next weekend, Tusker FC will lock horns with Western Stima as Thika United square it out with Chemelil Sugar in all KPL ties.Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno’s side Sony Sugar has been drawn against KPL bottom placed Top Fry Nakuru while Mathare United invite Super League side Bidco United.In form league newcomers KRA host GFE 105 while Sofapaka will be away to take on coast based Vibwanga FC as Bandari United play Busia United.Struggling KCB will lock horns with Ligi Ndogo while cash strapped Nairobi City Stars entertain Modern Coast setting up the chance of an upset for the top flight sides.“We are taking this tournament seriously and come the day of the match we will give our best. We have been playing Western Stima in the league so we are going to prepare for the game and treat it like other matches,” Tusker Team Manager, Willis Waliaula told Capital Sport while commenting on the draw.Leopards will meet the winner between Mathare United and Bidco in a banana skin encounter for the 2008 league champions while league champions Gor are set for a potentially easy ties when former KPL side Rangers FC play Vihiga United for the right to meet K’Ogalo.Winner will receive Sh2m (USD 22,753) and represent the country in the CAF Confederations Cup next year.DrawMathare United vs Bidco UnitedKRA vs GFE 105Ligi Ndogo vs KCBBusia United vs BandariMumbi Nationale vs Nzoia UnitedRangers vs Vihiga UnitedPalos Fc vs NakumattChemelil Sugar vs Thika UnitedTusker FC vs Western StimaFresha FC vs MOYAS FCSony Sugar vs Top Fry NakuruST Joseph vs Kakamega HomeboyzFC Talanta vs Mahakama FCLeventis vs Agro ChemicalsNyakach United vs Kariobangi SharksCity Stars vs Modern CoastVibwanga FC vs SofapakaWest Sugar vs Karuturi SportsHot Springs FC vs TransfocImara United vs Oserian FC 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bike trails, rest areas under construction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Between the spreading ground basins along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel rivers, stretches of brown, barren land are set to become prime recreational areas in a city with little open space left for park land. This week, work will start on the second phase of the Paseo Del Rio Multiuse Project, which will use about $2 million in state and county funding to create bike paths, walking trails and a rest area in the areas between the spreading basins. The work, which is expected to take nine months to complete, also will include adding landscaping and interpretive signage and building improved access paths into the areas. “We are finally doing something about these areas that we have driven by for years and just taken for granted,” said Pico Rivera City Councilman Ron Beilke. “We hope it will bring a whole new aspect of life to Pico Rivera.” Phase one of the project, which also used $2 million in state and county funds, was completed in 2002. In that phase, work crews installed fences and planted drought-resistant native plants. The actual spreading grounds will remain untouched during construction of the second phase of the project. The 600-acre spreading grounds are crucial to the area, as they prevent flooding and also help recharge vital groundwater for the area. But the areas between the spreading grounds are an untapped recreational resource, officials said. “Most of Pico Rivera is built out, so we want to create a place that is conducive to groups walking, people riding bikes and sitting and enjoying the vistas,” said Ray Chavez, manager for the Del Rio project. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which has jurisdiction over the spreading grounds, will design, engineer and construct the project. The city will maintain the project once it’s completed, including handling graffiti removal, trail sweeping and general maintenance. After all the work is done, officials plan to add new bike lanes on Mines Avenue, allowing residents to ride or walk from one river recreation area to the other. “We eventually want it all to connect, to have a total rejuvenation of open space and green areas,” said Chavez. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

Transfer FIGHT! Man City battling Porto and Roma to sign French teen sensation

first_img French starlet Issa Diop (centre) celebrates scoring for Toulouse 1 Manchester City, Porto and Roma are fighting it out for teen sensation Issa Diop.The centre-back caught the eye at this summer’s UEFA European Under-19 Championship as he helped France go all the way.Toulouse are determined to keep hold of the 19-year-old and they are even ready to give him a new contract.But, according to L’Equipe, Manchester City, Porto and Roma are all trying to sign Diop before the transfer window closes next week.The trio scouted the defender over the summer and they have been impressed by what they have seen.German side Red Bull Leipzig are also interested in Diop and have already notified Toulouse of their interest.last_img

England v Brazil: Where to watch and kick off time for the Under-17 World Cup

first_img1 England’s Under-17 team England’s Under-17s play Brazil in the World Cup semi-final today as they look to round off an incredible year for the nation’s youth teams.Their Under-20 compatriots won their World Cup earlier in 2017, the Under-19s won the European Championship – as did this Under-17 side.And now Steve Cooper’s starlets can reach another final by beating the Brazilians in India.When is England U17 v Brazil U17?The clash between England and Brazil will kick off at 12:30pm (BST) – which is 5:30pm local time.If you’re watching in Brazil, the kick off time is 9:30am Brasilia time.What TV channel is England U17 v Brazil U17 on?The World Cup semi-final is being shown live on Eurosport 1 – Sky Channel number 412 or 410 if you opt for HD.Meanwhile, the Virgin Media channel number is 521 for HD and 523 for standard definition.You can also watch the match on BBC’s red button service and in Brazil it is available on TV Globo and SporTV.last_img read more

James Brown’s widow claims she’s locked out of S.C. home

first_imgBEECH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – James Brown’s widow said Monday she was denied access to the home she shared with the singer and their 5-year-old son, claiming the gate was padlocked at the request of Brown’s lawyer and accountant. Tomi Rae Brown, who was one of James Brown’s backup singers, said she was at a retreat when her 73-year-old husband died shortly after he was hospitalized in Atlanta. “The last thing he said to me was, ‘I love you baby and I’ll see you soon,’” she told The Augusta Chronicle. But when she returned to their home hours after her husband died of heart failure, security guards told her James Brown’s lawyer, Buddy Dallas, and accountant, David Cannon, said she was not allowed inside, she said. She said she does not own the deed to the home, but said she had a legal right to live there. “This is my home,” she told a reporter for the newspaper outside the gate of the house. “I don’t have any money. I don’t have anywhere to go.” Cannon would not comment on the situation, the newspaper said. Phone messages left for Dallas were not immediately returned to The Associated Press. The couple has had a tumultuous relationship since they married in December 2001. James Brown pleaded guilty in 2004 to a domestic violence charge stemming from an argument with his wife and was let off with a $1,087 fine. He was accused of pushing his wife, Tomi Rae Brown, to the floor and threatening to kill her at the couple’s home about 70 miles southwest of Columbia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Salah admits he feels pressure of Premier League title race and defends Mourinho

first_img 3 Salah was chatting to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? “I said in November that there is pressure and it will be there until the end of the season, because when you okay for the Premier League you have to accept that there is pressure.“When you go home you can take it with you, but it can help you to work harder and focus on your game.“To enjoy it is not enough, from my side. At the end of the day you have a target in your mind, you have a dream, you want to win the Premier League. I even said that two years ago when I came – it is a dream to win the Premier League.”In December, United were battered by Liverpool at Anfield in a convincing 3-1 win which ultimately cost Jose Mourinho his job. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Salah has admitted to feeling the pressure in the title race Defeat to Liverpool proved to be the final straw for Mourinho “It is a very big week, for us, and if we win three games and are top of the table, that is huge for us. When you have three games in a week or 10 days, you just need to win, win, win, then after that you have time to think.“Even when we are not top of the league, I know how much United want to win against Liverpool and Everton the same. For me it is not a big deal. We just need to do what we have been doing for the last couple of months.” Since then, the Red Devils have been in imperious form in all competitions, willing 11 of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s games in charge.Although the visitors will fancy their chances of getting three points at Old Trafford, 26-year-old is well aware of the threat United pose to their title charge.“They are different now because they have won 11 games,” Salah told Carragher. “They have more confidence. With Mourinho it was different, but he is a smart manager, one of the best, everyone knows that.“From being a kid I know this is one of the biggest games in the world. I know Trent (Alexander-Arnold) is the only one from Liverpool but we all know the passion when you play for Liverpool against Man United, how big that game is for him. Mohamed Salah has admitted to feeling the pressure as Liverpool battle it out with Manchester City for the Premier League title.With just 12 games to go until the season reaches a conclusion, the Reds are second on goal difference. However, they have a game in hand. revealed 3 huge blow SORRY tense MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 REPLY But they must first face bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT from 2.05pm.Alongside City star Sergio Aguero, Salah has 17 goals in the league this season. And speaking to Reds legend Jamie Carragher, the ‘Egyptian King’ revealed the pressure is helping him maintain his scoring streak.“You can feel it [the pressure] because you are still a human being,’ Salah told the Sky Sports pundit. ‘For me it is not a big deal if I win a game now or three weeks ago.“I want to win each game, but for myself I said that we are playing for the Premier League, so there is pressure. Also there is pressure for Man City. gameday cracker Sky Sports REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Tahquamenon Falls in Winter

first_imgSnow was falling as I hiked down the trail. Looking ahead, I saw the sign said 96 steps down to the observation deck. Normally 96 steps isn’t something I worry about. But I learned a couple weeks ago when I was walking down steps near Niagara Falls in single digit temperatures that an outdoor staircase can be slippery. And downright dangerous when the steps are covered with ice.After stepping off the trail a few minutes earlier and finding myself stuck in a snow drift over my knees, I was a bit cautious.A couple finished their climb up the steps from the observation deck.“How are the steps?” I asked. Good, the woman replied. She continued, “They’ve built them well for the winter season. They’re metal grid steps with lots of openings to drain and they have grippers on the edge.”“Perfect. Thanks,” I replied. I started my descent down the tiers of steps to the sound of rushing water falling into the Tahquamenon River. Tahquamenon FallsLocated in Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Upper Peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls is one of my favorite places to visit in Michigan. There are two waterfalls in the park, the Upper Falls and Lower Falls; this weekend I visited the Upper Falls. I’ve seen the waterfalls many times over the years in the spring, summer, and autumn. I’ve enjoyed hikes, exploring the woods in search of spring flowers, and catching the beautiful fall colors. But seeing the waterfalls in winter is a totally different experience. Trail to the FallsThe trail to the falls is easy to find; you follow the footprints through the woods. There’s no trail to see, it’s completely covered with trampled snow. And you don’t realize how deep the snow is on the trampled-down trail (two-three feet deep) until you step off the trail, as I did.When you walk down the trail, you’re surrounded by hemlock trees covered with snow that form beautiful patterns on the branches. Young beech saplings haven’t lost their leaves for the winter; their golden leaves shine brightly against the white snow and green of the hemlocks. View of the Falls from the Observation DeckWhen you reach the observation deck, you’ll get a close-up view of the frozen waterfalls covered with snow, and water rushing over the edge and tumbling down almost 50 feet to the Tahquamenon River. It’s an incredible sight. Here’s another view showing the long icicles on the opposite side of the falls from the observation deck.Wondering why the water is brown-colored? It’s not mud or rust. It’s caused from the tannins from the spruce, hemlock, and cedar swamps that drain into the river and color the water. Have you visited Tahquamenon Falls? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more

Dabble Do Launches – Social To-Do List for Facebook

first_imgWeb office vendor Dabble DB has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon and launched a “social to-do list” called Dabble Do. You can get it on Facebook here. How is it social, I hear you ask? Basically you can assign items not only to yourself, but to your friends – and be kept up-to-date on their status. It comes with a variety of different actions, as explained by the Dabble DB blog: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img “Whenever someone assigns you an item, depending on how you’re feeling, you can respond to it in a number of ways: * Industrious: complete it by checking it off;* Contrarian: reject it by sending it back to the assigner; or* Lazy: “pass the buck” and reassign it someone elseIf you have assigned the item to a friend, you can “crack the whip” to remind them of it.”Unlike the complex enterprise app Dabble DB, Dabble Do is a consumer app that aims for simplicity. Indeed I had trouble describing Dabble DB when it launched a year ago – I ended up calling it “part spreadsheet, part database, part collaboration app”! But with Dabble Do, it’s a simple Facebook plug-in and appears to be aiming for informal use. Tags:#web Outsourcing Social Network to FacebookJust as with Firefox yesterday, Dabble Do is essentially outsourcing the social network aspect to Facebook. I realise a lot of people are sick of the attention Facebook is getting, but when sophisticated web companies/orgs like Mozilla and Dabble DB start using Facebook as their social network arm, well that’s a big Web trend in my book.My VerdictI’ve installed Dabble Do, but I have to say I doubt I’ll use it much. There are two reasons for that: 1) I already use Basecamp for To Do’s in both my business and personal life, and I’m very happy with that software; 2) Dabble Do doesn’t seem to be an open system, much like Facebook itself. As Boris Mann noted in this discussion thread, “I simply won’t invest time in data that I can’t easily get to / get out.” And I completely agree with him.What do you think of both this new app, and the general trend of companies outsourcing their social network to Facebook? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

What Does the Acquisition of Novell by Attachmate and Microsoft Mean for Enterprise IT?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Independent software company Attachmate will purchase Novell for $2.2 billion the companies announced today. CPTN Holdings LLC, a consortium of companies lead by Microsoft, put up $450 million of the $2.2 billion in exchange for 882 patents from Novell, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley discovered. Microsoft isn’t talking about what patents it’s purchasing from Novell.TechFlash suggests Microsoft is keeping Novell’s intellectual property out of the hands of rivals like Red Hat and VMware.IDC analyst Matt Eastwood says he doesn’t know what Microsoft’s consortium purchased, but is hazarding a guess that Novell’s virtualization technology PlateSpin is the target. However, it seems just as likely that Attachmate, best known for its terminal emulation software, is primarily interested in the virtualization technology as well.Attachmate announced that it would run Novell and SUSE as two separate entities, indicating that Microsoft isn’t buying SUSE outright. However, the lack of information on Microsoft’s part is making some observers uneasy. ZDNet’s Dana Blankenhorn writes:What does this mean for Linux? Nothing changes. Microsoft still claims to control it. The details remain hidden from view. Which means Microsoft still has something to hide from the open source community, and something to hold over its head.Other than SUSE and PlateSpin, Novell’s offerings include its e-mail and groupware system GroupWise, various access control systems, a cross-platform .NET framework called Mono, and a new social media platform called Pulse. According to Mono founder Miguel de Icaza, the project will continue as-is under Attachmate.Foley also notes that Novell was appealing its suit against Microsoft involving WordPerfect, and speculates that this purchase will end that appeal.“From an enterprise social computing stand point and the needs we see in our customer base, I’m disappointed to see Novell get taken out,” says Sameer Patel of Constellation Research. “Novell has a meaningful, yet disjointed, portfolio of products that it was weaving together with Vibe.”“Identity, Groupware and Unified Communications gave Novell a very promising vantage point from where social computing solutions can emerge,” Patel says. “The hard part of social computing really is not text – its folding in voice, dynamic profiles, virtual teaming, video and the like to stitch a connected enterprise fabric for customers. And Novell had the right pieces.” Patel hopes Attachmate will recognize and capitalize on this. klint finley Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more