They are required to participate in a play-off with FKF Cup holders AFC leopards on May 1 in Nakuru in a match that will determine who between them will play Hull on May 13. In the event that Gor win the tie and book a friendly date with Hull, Kerr is faced with a headache.“We are the league’s defending champions and the league leaders, so I think we should have been selected to play Hull. I don’t know why we had to go into this play-off,” Kerr posed.“Also, I am faced with a big dilemma because at this point, my focus is on the Confederations Cup to be honest. We play on the 6th away and the 16th at home and in between, we might be playing Hull City. I am left with a decision to make because playing against a Championship side is a huge opportunity for these players like we had with Everton last year,” said Kerr.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr analyzing the match as his side fluffed chances against Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League First Round. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I need all my best players to be fresh and injury-free for the Confed Cup and that means I will have to disappoint a few players by not playing them in this prestigious match if we get the chance. We also have the play-off to think about. Tough decisions await but I will take that responsibility as coach,”“I mean it’s a great opportunity and I thank the sponsors for that. It is football and we need to deal with how things come. I am optimistic we will find a way,” the tactician further stated.Hull who are also sponsored by betting firm SportPesa just like Gor and AFC arrive in the country on May 11 for a five day tour that will include football clinics within Nairobi with their visit ultimately culminating in a friendly match against either of the two Kenyan giants.“It is a great opportunity obviously for Hull to come and learn from the growing game in Kenya like Everton did last year and this is an opportunity for our players here to also learn from them,” Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri said on Monday.Cliff Kasuti of Sportpesa All Stars challenges for the ball against a Hull City select player. PHOTO/CourtesyHull Commercial Manager Joe Clutterbrook told the club’s official website: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and one we are all very much excited about. Whilst the match against either Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards is obviously the centrepiece of the tour, we are also very keen to engage with the local community in Nairobi, as well as experience the culture on offer.”While Gor will be left with huge weighing scales to look at, their opponents AFC Leopards will be salivating at the opportunity of facing the English side with their new coach Rodolfo Zapata.Chairman Dan Mule speaking to Capital Sport says it will be a momentous opportunity for his team which will work their socks off to beat Gor and get the opportunity.“We will do our best in the match. Now we have a new coach and we hope that by then he will have had time with the team and will be ready for the game,” Mule noted.The match will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium and just like they did with Everton in Tanzania last year, SportPesa have taken it upon themselves to renovate the playing surface to mirror the same quality that Hull have at their KCOM home pitch.This will be the second time a Kenyan team is facing a side from Hull. Last year, a KPL select team travelled to the English club’s home and played a friendly against their development side, losing 2-1.Meanwhile, the government has promised that the Kasarani Stadium which has been closed for renovation since January will be ready for the tie.The Moi Sports Centre Kasarani had a refreshed look prior to last year’s IAAF World Under-18 Championship. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are promising that this stadium will be complete. We are aware that there have been challenges but we will work closely with the contractors to ensure everything is in place,” Sports Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia said.He has also added that both Nyayo and Kinoru Stadia will be ready by June 1 with the Kinoru Stadium scheduled to host the Madaraka Day national celebrations. Initially, Kaberia had exuded confidence that the three stadia would have been complete by end of March.The completion of the three stadia especially Nyayo and Kasarani will be welcome news for Gor who have been playing their CAF matches at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos which has greatly dilapidated due to overuse.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- The possibility of facing English second tier side Hull City in a friendly match in Kasarani on May 13 has thrown Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr into a huge dilemma especially with the club’s campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup taking shape.K’Ogalo are scheduled to travel to Kigali, Rwanda to face Rayon Sport in their first CAF Confederation Group D match on May 6 and will be hosting Algeria’s USM Alger 10 days later in Nairobi. read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — If Bruce Bochy spent spring training envisioning a magical last ride as the Giants’ manager, it didn’t take long for his team to dash his hopes.As the Giants hit the halfway point of the regular season on Friday, Bochy explained his frustration in the way the first 80 games have unfolded.“We’re disappointed,” Bochy admitted. “We look at a lot of these games and think we should have and could have won. A mistake here or there, just not quite executing with little things. That …last_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device It’s called “The Sixth Man” and Iguodala pitched the book hither and yon last week. The title explains exactly why Iguodala, even at 35, would be an attractive pick-up for the … In the past couple days Andre Iguodala has been traded from the Warriors to the Memphis Grizzlies. Speculation is the 15-year NBA veteran may land with the Lakers, or maybe Houston.He should write a book. Oh wait, he just did.last_img read more

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… News broke earlier this week of a new hack to Nintendo’s Wii U that would allow gamers to play unauthorized (read: pirated) games. Nintendo immediately disputed it. But whether it’s true or not, the Wii U will most certainly be hacked before long — and that fact tells us a lot about the increasingly tense arms race being waged between console manufacturers and hackers.Users have been hacking their consoles — in the sense of writing new games and implementing new functions of their operating systems — since the dawn of gaming. But back when the hardware of your 1970s era console only slightly resembled the inside of your computer, it was more of a hobby and less of a widespread movement. In fact, you can blame game developers, not ordinary users, for modern anti-hacking measures. The Atari 2600, released in 1977, had no software restrictions at all, and neither did competing consoles. This left developers free to create a flood of terrible and low quality games that overwhelmed consumers and led to the great video game crash of 1983 — the industry’s first major recession. Nintendo Clamps DownThat changed with the rise of Nintendo, which sought to reverse Atari’s openness in favor of tight control over console technology and a business model that relied on revenue from licenses sold to game developers. Nintendo sought to ensure high-quality games by retaining the sole right to approve them — and by locking out rivals and hackers who might create their own.Overnight, the challenge for hackers flipped from exploiting the potential of Atari’s open platform to finding ways to circumvent Nintendo’s lockout chip. It’s a cycle that’s continued to this day. Today, the Internet makes it easier than ever for hackers to collaborate and distribute exploits that allow even average players to bypass the lockdowns on their consoles.If the Wii U has indeed been hacked, then it will join the ranks of the Playstation 3, Playstation 2, XBox 360, Xbox, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP. All of these consoles can be jailbroken like iPhones, ready to run whichever programs their owners choose. That could mean running an operating system like Linux on your XBox, loading homebrew, or original, games on your Wii, or playing pirating copies of commercial games on your PS3. Hackers Rev Up The Arms Race…Obviously I don’t endorse piracy, and even at its most innocuous, console hacking lies in a legal gray area. (The Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to change that.)But it’s hard to imagine that hackers will — or can — be stopped. Locking down consoles seems to do little, if anything, to slow down people intent on hacking anyway. The more restrictions console manufacturers apply, the more it appears to spur hackers into trying to remove them. Or just enrage them. For instance, Sony’s PlayStation Network —its online game service — was hacked shortly after Sony removed support for Linux on the PS3. Sony’s retroactive cutoff of the one place hackers could play around in the console could easily have incited the attacks in response. Of course, the PSN hack was very different from console “jailbreaks,” not least because it may also have resulted in credit-card fraud following the theft of user data.…And So Do Game CompaniesYet console manufacturers won’t give up, either. Their lockdowns are mostly ineffective against hackers, but they do plenty to make it not worth the average player’s time. If there was no lockdown at all, anyone could burn illegal copies of games on CDs to share.The big console makers also have an incentive to hold onto all the money they can get. Aside from pirates, consoles face a slew of big challenges, not least among them a robust second-hand game market they would dearly love to kill off and a profusion of 99-cent game apps that are frequently just as fun to play as the $60 monsters produced by big game developers.Of course, this entire mode of thinking could go out the window when the Ouya is out this summer. The world’s first “pre-hacked” console is a throwback to the fully open Atari. The very fact that it earned $8 million while still a concept shows a high demand for a open-source system, but time will tell if it inherits the Atari’s woes or finds a way to make it work.Photo courtesy of Nintendo Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App lauren orsinicenter_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Console#gaming#hack#Homebrew#Wii U 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James said keeping Curry from a breakout game is imperative for the Cavs to have any chance at making the first comeback from a 3-0 deficit in NBA playoff history.“Our key is to limit certain guys,” James said. “You can’t take away everything from great players and Steph is one of those players. Just try to make it tough on him. He’s going to make shots. He’s going to make plays not only for himself but for his teammates. Just try to make it tough on him and you can live with the results.”Bringing defensive help against Curry leaves someone else open for a pass and scoring opportunity, Durant warned.“We got two on the ball, that means that somebody’s open,” Durant said. “Steph was doing a good job of taking on that double team and trying to find a pass and we just tried to make plays after that.”Lue says the Cavaliers have few options.“When he’s open, he’s going to make shots,” Lue said. “And when he’s playing free and you don’t bring physicality, he’s able to roam and do whatever he wants offensively. He’s one of the most dangerous guys in our league.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr said falling behind decisively early made it tough to free up shots for Curry.“They did a good job on him,” Kerr said. “Hardest thing is playing from behind. There are some things we can do to free him up and we’ll try that.”Curry would love to celebrate the title in front of home supporters by winning Monday.“It would be a great night to get it done,” Curry said. “We just got to play with more force, energy and just lock in defensively.” “When I have the ball in my hands, I’ve just got to be a little bit more aggressive than I was in game four, try to get in the paint, make plays, and not let them try to take me out of it,” Curry said.The Cavaliers would sometimes double-team Curry to ensure he found no rhythm while still containing Warriors star forward Kevin Durant and guard Klay Thompson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s dangerous so we just wanted to limit his shots, take the ball out of his hands,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “We did a good job of that in game four. We have to try to do it again.”Much of the work on that will fall to Cavs guard Kyrie Irving. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Bolick, San Beda ‘not satisfied’ with win over Nambatac-less Letran What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage “It was definitely a conscious effort on my end to make sure that we limited Steph and Klay to just some tough shots,” Irving said.“They’re some special players, and they make some unbelievable plays. But you just have keep a body on them as much as possible and try to make their shots a little bit more difficult. We did a good job of that. Hopefully we can do that going forward.”Curry’s heroics in finals matchups against Cleveland the past two years have taught some valuable lessons.“He does a great job of just affecting the game on both ends of the floor so you just try to keep a body on him, understanding that he can get hot in a matter of a second,” Irving said. – ‘Make it tough on him’ –ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 09: Stephen Curry #30 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors look on in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPTwo-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry promises more aggressive play in Monday’s fifth game of the NBA Finals after being kept to half his playoff scoring average.The Golden State sharpshooter went 4-of-13 from the floor for only 14 points as the Warriors lost 137-116 at Cleveland in game four, still leaving Curry and his teammates ahead 3-1 in the best-of-seven title series.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_img “We will put a team together. We will have a meeting and, of course, that team will have to be comprised of persons who are quite acquainted with the downtown issues during the season, and we will try our best to maintain order,” he said. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders on Wednesday (December 13) to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season. This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, at the KSAMC’s meeting held at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston on Tuesday (December 12). The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders on Wednesday (December 13) to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season.This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, at the KSAMC’s meeting held at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston on Tuesday (December 12).“We will put a team together. We will have a meeting and, of course, that team will have to be comprised of persons who are quite acquainted with the downtown issues during the season, and we will try our best to maintain order,” he said.He said a number of proposals are on the table that may help in “offering to the people of Kingston and St. Andrew a level of satisfaction in terms of security and safety as they shop in the town centres”.“We will work those issues out; they are not new to us. Over the years, we have gathered the experience and we know what to do, and we will do it with the resources that we have,” Senator Williams said.Meanwhile, Town Clerk at the KSAMC, Robert Hill, said the Municipal Corporation will be making some allowances for vendors while working with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to maintain order.“The main thoroughfares are always an issue. We will be meeting with the JCF to finalise the plans into next week right through to New Year’s,” Mr. Hill said.On the issue of entertainment, Mr. Hill is inviting party promoters who will be staging events to apply for their amusement licences.“We are putting plans in place to express the applications once they (promoters) have everything that we need, so we can take that to the police to get their permit,” Mr. Hill said. Story Highlightslast_img read more