first_imgNews Organisation February 4, 2021 Find out more TanzaniaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Channel Ten TV journalist Daudi Mwangosi was killed during clashes between protesters and police while he was covering a demonstration by the political party Chadema in Noyolo, in the central region of Iringa, on 2 September.”We take note of the fact that the police have begun an investigation into Mwangosi’s death and we urge the authorities to ensure that it is independent and thorough, and to ensure full transparency about its progress,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Light must be shed on all aspects of this journalist’s death, including the evidence suggesting that the police were directly responsible. The authorities have a duty to guarantee the safety of reporters and ensure that they are able to exercise their right to gather information.” Reporters Without Borders added: “We offer our heartfelt condolences to Mwangosi’s family.” Chadema organized the demonstration in Nyolo to mark the opening a local office and to protest against a police ban on all political activities and protests until the current national census is completed. Due to have been lifted on 1 September, the ban was extended so that the national statistics office could continue the census.Local sources said that, after the police began dispersing the demonstration, Mwangosi approached some of them to ask why they had arrested fellow journalist Godfrey Mushi. After several police officers began to hit Mwangosi repeatedly, a detonation was heard and then he was seen on the ground with a chest wound. Speaking on Independent Television on 3 September, Tanzania Daima photo-reporter Joseph Senga said a policeman had taken a rifle and had fired a tear-gas grenade at Mwangosi as he was trying to avoid the blows . The impact of the grenade reportedly killed him instantly and injured one of the policemen.Aged 40 and the father of four children, he was buried on 4 September in the region where he was born.Photo : Police assaulted journalist Daudi MwangosiPhoto : Journalist Daudi Mwangosi to go further News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img September 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist killed as police disperse demonstration Reports Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic Follow the news on Tanzania RSF_en Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story TanzaniaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more November 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Press took home 21 awards at the New York Press Association (NYPA)’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs April 4th and 5th.The annual awards competition, spring convention and trade show recognizes journalistic excellence across newspapers and media organizations throughout New York State, and has been held each year since 1930. The Press swept NYPA twice in the past three years—dominating its 2010 and 2012 contests and earning top prizes in nearly every category, in addition to bringing home the competition’s highest honor, its Stuart C. Dorman Award.This year’s contest included 2,760 entries submitted by nearly 160 newspapers vying for accolades across 63 categories, including editorial, design and photography, in addition to Newspaper of the Year, the Dorman award and John J. Evans Award for Advertising Excellence. It was judged by members of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.The Press, which only published 12 issues last year, came in second overall, with top honors yet again across nearly every category. These included: coverage of business, financial & economic news, education, coverage of the environment, arts, religion, crime/police/courts, in-depth reporting, news, spot news, news or feature series, column, and best use of social media and multimedia, among others.Press Managing Editor Timothy Bolger, Publisher Jed Morey and Multimedia Reporter Rashed Mian brought home First Place honors in the Coverage of Business, Financial & Economic News category, for a multi-story entry that included Bolger’s investigative cover story “There Goes The Neighborhood: Foreclosed Homes Shelter Crime, Threaten Communities,” Morey’s probing expose “New Fox, Same Henhouse: How Wall Street Cornered The Market By Taking Control Of The World’s Most Important Financial Benchmark,” and Mian’s feature story “Hollywood East,” a colorful, in-depth look inside Nassau County’s burgeoning movie industry.In the Coverage of the Environment category, Bolger’s feature story “Gas Pains,” about a proposed LNG terminal off LI’s South Shore, was combined as part of a package with Press Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski’s investigative cover story “Atomic Warfare”—documenting the struggles of sick and dying workers who unknowingly toiled atop a former nuclear waste site in Hicksville without ever being informed of its hazardous past by state regulators nor its owners—to also clinch a First Place nod.“The writers did an excellent job of drilling down to the local level, while painting the bigger picture,” judges wrote of Bolger, Morey and Mian’s Business, Financial & Economic News entries.They deemed Twarowski’s “Atomic Warfare” article “riveting… Wow.”Bolger, Twarowski, Mian and Press contributor Shelly Feuer Domash took First Place honors in the Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts category with a package that included Bolger’s “Gangland” feature about Suffolk police’s attempts to quell deadly gang-related shootings; Feuer Domash’s investigative cover story into the infamous $6 million theft at JFK Airport’s Lufhansa Terminal, titled “The Heist: Nassau Cop Breaks Silence on Mob Case that Left 16 Dead, $6M Missing;” her exclusive interview with now-disgraced Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale, “Law & Order;” Mian’s cover story “Officer Down,” an in-depth probe into permanently injured Suffolk Parks Police Officer Kevin O’Connor’s quest for justice; and the investigative “Protect and Serve: New Revelations in NCPD Conspiracy Case,” by Feuer Domash, Bolger and Twarowski.“This entry far exceeded all others in this category in ambition and execution,” the judges praised.Twarowski’s “Atomic Warfare: Sick Employees Seek Justice In Lawsuit Over Former Nuclear Site In Hicksville” also won First Place in the In-Depth Reporting category, with judges commenting: “This is well-written, thorough and filled with excellent examples of people affected by the long-forgotten hazard. It’s clear that a great deal of research went into this story and its presentation is excellent as well. Well done.”Twarowski, Mian and Morey earned top-spot First Place honors in the Best Use of Multimedia category for their intrepid, behind-the-scenes probe into the court martial of whistleblower U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning and the ongoing Information War being waged by the U.S. government against dissenters and whistleblowers of all creeds and backgrounds, from journalists to NSA contractors, and the handful of activist-journalists who made it their mission to cover the proceedings no matter what obstacles stood in their way.Besides the written story, titled “Revolution’s Family Tree,” the entry included interactive artwork depicting the historical evolution of dissent, from Sam Adams and Benjamin Franklin to Manning and Edward Snowden, a photo gallery and nearly 10-minute long mini-documentary filmed throughout Washington, D.C. and onsite at the U.S. Army base and NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.That artwork also brought Press Art Director Jon Sasala First Place honors in the Graphic Illustration category; he also took Third Place honors in the same category for his eye-popping detail on the “New Fox, Same Henhouse” cover art.“This graphic has so many layers that it was hard to look past it in this division,” wrote the judges of Sasala’s “Revolution’s Family Tree” illustration. “The use of color and abstract images combined with the symbolism behind the effort makes it a great entry on so many fronts.”The Press collectively took home First Place nods in the Best Use of Social Media category for its use of Facebook and YouTube “to keep your audience interested and constantly up-to-date!” exclaimed judges.The Press won First Place in the Special Sections/Niche Publications category for its comprehensive and inspiring healthcare compendium “A Complete Guide to The Future of Healthcare on Long Island 2013/2014,” which included more than a half-down meticulously researched and masterfully written articles by Press Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey.“It’s a Van Gogh,” swooned the judges. “The section weaves together the real world and the business world, data and perspective, fact and opinion to flesh out and advance one [of] the most important discussions in all our communities.”Press Associate Publisher Beverly Fortune brought home Second Place honors in the Best Column category for her “Fortune 52” column, which recognizes the lives and works of truly exceptional women across Long Island who may otherwise not receive such attention.“Finding the story is the charge of every reporter, but for the columnist there’s the added burden of doing so without the news cycle to drive you,” commented judges. “This writer seeks out the people in her columns to make sure her readers know not only what they do but who they are. If the mark of a good columnist is letting a community know more about itself and its residents, Fortune certainly seems to have the hang of it.”Press Staff Writer Jaime Franchi earned Second Place honors in the Coverage of Education category for her in-depth, exceptionally researched, masterfully crafted, several-thousand-word feature story “We Don’t Need No Education: L.I. Parents & Teachers Revolt Against Common Core,” chronicling the Obama administration’s controversial education reform, its detrimental effects on students, and the growing groundswell of opposition among parents and teachers across Long Island.“The story is well-reported and well-written,” praised judges. “It gives readers a smart and clear view that brings understanding to a very important topic in education. Well done!”Rumsey and Twarowski, along with Press contributors Cassidy Kammerer, Catherine Xavier and Steve Smirti collectively were awarded Second Place in the Coverage of the Arts category for a combo entry including Rumsey’s detailed, colorfully written “Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered At the Nassau County Museum of Art” and “Off-Color & On-Target: Ripe Art Gallery Sheds the Skin of Conformity;” Kammerer and Xavier’s vibrant, moving “Sandy Art: Beauty From Devastation;” Kammerer and Smirti’s “Sea Cliff: L.I.’s Artistic Masterpiece;” and “Art League of Long Island: L.I.’s Masters of Fine Art” by Smirti and Twarowski.The Press nearly swept the coveted Writer of the Year category, with Mian clinching Second Place and Twarowski Third Place.“Thoughtful, clear and engaging writing,” the judges gushed about Mian, who proudly and enthusiastically proclaimed his devout love of “journalism” and “Afghani food” in his bio. “The stories take you right to the scene and draw you into the people and their tales. Virtually not a word wasted. Highly enjoyable reads.”Mian also brought home a Second Place nod in the Coverage of Religion category for his cover story “Muslim Americans: Behind the Veil of a Religion Under Attack,” an emotional, insightful probe of the post-9/11 demonization of the Muslim religion.Judges called it “the best individual story in the category.”Twarowski grabbed Third Place in the News Story category for “Atomic Warfare,” which judges praised as “an excellent piece of public service.”The annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union “Bethpage Best of L.I.” competition brought home Second Place honors in the Best Special Section – Advertising category, and the Press snatched a Third Place nod in the Advertising Excellence category.Rumsey, Bolger, Mian and Twarowski shared an Honorable Mention prize in the Spot News Coverage category for “Roosevelt Field Mall: Loud Noise Sparks Shooting Scare,” a piece published within hours of reports of gunfire at the popular shopping mall during one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Christmas Eve. Team work won the day, with writers discovering and reporting that the source of the reported shots was actually a large display case that had been knocked over by a man scuffling with police during his arrest, not gunfire.Bolger, Mian, Twarowski and Press contributors Samuel J. Paul and Dan O’Regan also shared an Honorable Mention nod in the Best News or Feature Series, for a collection of stories documenting the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy: Paul and Bolger’s “Is L.I. Still Due for the Big One? Experts Differ on Sandy’s Status as ‘Storm of the Century,’” O’Regan’s “Are We Normal Yet? Looking to Katrina for Perspective on Sandy Recovery Timeline;” Bolger’s “Dark Places: L.I.’s Substance Abuse Community Braces for Sandy’s Next Wave” and Mian and Twarowski’s “One Year After: Long Islanders Still Suffering From Sandy.”The Press also won an Honorable Mention in the Past President’s Award category.“Superior design and graphical elements help to define the publication,” noted judges. “Very appealing to the eye; fresh and lively.”#NYPA14 #table2 #saratogabureau #yaddo #skintags #vandeusler #goatsandcows #spencerdranktheeggwater #winston #kona #ohio #bolgerfellasleeponthewindowanditscoldinhereandweneedtorollitup #thatjunkyarddogwantstoeatrashed #onlydrinkketelone #scabby #godblessthebeatles #wheresthepillows #afghanifood #high5heardcrossthestate #tomothy #heavensgate #taximadness #alliwantforbreakfastaresomechickenandwafflesathatties #blade #neildiamond #bolgergotblockedoutofsingingjohnnycash #maine #grumpysmurf #dallasgreen #theswamp #messwiththelongislandpressandillpunchyouinthechest #blackbird #bestteameverlast_img read more

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason Skemp As PolicyWorks’ Director of Audit Services, Jason Skemp is responsible for the delivery of PolicyWorks’ compliance review services provided to credit unions nationwide. Jason works extensively with individual credit unions … Web: www.policyworksllc.com Details If your childhood was anything like mine, your parents were terrified at the prospect of you leaving the nest before you knew the basics. Dicing an onion, fixing a flat tire, avoiding streaks on a mirror – these were the everyday tasks parents just had to teach their kids. Heaven forbid they grow into adults who couldn’t stop a faucet from leaking. Can you imagine the embarrassment?Little did they know there’d be a wonderful invention called the Internet where even the most clueless among us could become an expert in minutes. Life Hacks, YouTube, all those how-to chat rooms – there’s a plethora of information available right at our fingertips.  And although my mom and dad did succeed in training me for the unexpected, I’m very grateful for the extra help. Just last week, an online instructional video saved my basement from flooding.I’ve always wished for this kind of of-the-moment, at-the-fingertips information for compliance. After all, compliance training was not something moms and dads – nor even colleges and universities – could have prepared anyone for.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a nice online video, or instructional manual, when implement new requirements?Until the day compliance becomes as easy as saving your house from a flood, there are some pretty reliable tools out there credit unions can find and use to ease their compliance tasks.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), for example, recently released four simple, online resources related to the upcoming Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) changes. Check them out:The CFPB developed a webinar, which it made available on YouTube. It will be part of a series that provides an overview of the final rule and key dates.The bureau has also released a transactional coverage chart to help determine whether a particular loan transaction (application, origination or purchase) is reportable.A sample data collection form from Appendix B of the final rule was also developed and distributed by the bureau.Lastly, the CFPB put together a technology preview of the new HMDA platform for credit unions to review, as well.I would recommend taking a look at each of these to help with your implementation process. I know this information cannot literally show you how to implement new changes, like my life-saver plumbing video. But it will provide you with material to update your HMDA processes and provide helpful information for training your staff on the new changes.last_img read more

first_img(WBNG)– With the start date for a potential fall sports season just over one month away, parents of athletes are growing frustrated with the unknowns. “I am in full support of students being able to play,” said Sexton. “I also think it should be left up to individual parents and athletes.” Sexton’s son Parker is a three-sport athlete. He is waiting to see if he’ll be able to begin his senior football season next month. “I don’t think the end decision should be up to the governor or the state,” she said. “I think a lot of responsibility also goes back on us to make sure we’re taking care of our student athletes,” she said. Sexton said she is confident schools and teams will implement policies to keep kids healthy and safe, but added the responsibility should be shared between parents, schools and coaches.  “Anytime you step on the field or court there’s going to be a risk to injury,” said Merrick. “This is no different.” Ava plays volleyball in the fall, and Merrick also says she believes the decision should be left up to parents. “It’s that little bit of a carrot dangled in front of them that says hey, let’s work just a little bit harder to get to where you need to be to do the things you want to do in life,” said Sexton. Chenango Forks mother of four Pennie Merrick agrees. Merrick made a difficult decision this summer to let her 13-year-old daughter Ava play softball after recognizing it was best for her mental health. Merrick said the benefits of letting Ava play softball this summer outweighed the risks. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association said the state has not provided guidance or a timeline to determine whether or not the season will begin on September 21. Sexton said playing sports or being involved in extracurricular activities provides an outlet and pushes kids to do better in school. “You’re trying to make plans but you don’t know what you’re planning for or when you’re planning for it,” said Spencer-Van Etten mom Heather Sexton. “She was becoming very withdrawn,” said Merrick. “And at that point, we decided this was a decision that needed to be made whether we were gonna take the risk of COVID, versus whether we needed to get her back out there.”last_img read more

first_imgproject “PUT – Jobs in Catering and Tourism“- Catering and Tourism School Osijek in partnership with the Electrical Engineering and Traffic School Osijek;project “Hvar for all“- Hvar High School;project “ETHNO DALMATIA“- School of Applied Arts and Design Zadar in partnership with the School of Fine Arts Split.  A total of 400 thousand kuna from the program will be available for a wide range of projects, which include the creation of tourism products, promotion and introduction of IT communication technologies and the like. New competition – apply The public call for the development of projects in tourism and for tourism aims to influence the strengthening of competencies and raising the quality of human resources, students of secondary vocational schools.The funds are intended for secondary vocational and art schools for projects of creating new tourism products and improving the destination management process in cooperation with other educational sectors and the private sector.In 2019, the Commission for the selection of the best three projects of secondary vocational and art schools singled out the following three projects: The Ministry of Tourism again this year conducted a tender for the award of grants based on the program “Promotion of Occupations”, which has been implemented since 2009, and for 13 projects of secondary vocational and art schools, a total of approximately 400.000 kuna was approved.  At the initiative of schools, the Ministry of Tourism for the second time this year announced a public call intended for secondary vocational schools to promote, strengthen competencies and raise the quality of human resources.  Projects can be submitted by secondary vocational and art schools founded by the City of Zagreb, the County or the Republic of Croatia. The amount of requested funds can be a maximum of 20 thousand kuna, if one school applies, or 50 thousand kuna if two or more schools apply. Also, with the aim of further motivating students and mentors to get involved in such projects (which ultimately leads to the acquisition of new knowledge and skills), selected project teams will be rewarded with a study trip – a visit to a selected company in the tourism sector.  The public call is open until December 2, 2019, and more information on the program and the necessary documentation for project applications with an indicative implementation calendar can be found on the website Ministry of Tourism.last_img read more

first_img• Point No. 1: If we truly don’t want to further embarrass a laggard team, institute a mercy rule and end the game. (Given the way the rules are evolving in this crazy season, that could be next.) But if the other team’s still trying to score, why shouldn’t you? What good is a take sign, really? …• Point No. 2: I’ve always suspected the phrase “play the game the right way”  was shorthand for “Don’t show emotion, don’t look like you’re having fun, and most of all, don’t you dare risk ticking off the Madison Bumgarners – i.e., the old cranks – of the world by showing as much as a drop of personality.”Maybe it’s time to redefine “the right way.” (I’m guessing it doesn’t include trash cans.) …• And point No. 3: The same night Tatis hit his slam (and Manny Machado got a pitch thrown behind him immediately thereafter), the Dodgers and Mariners kept trading five-run innings. A game is not over with a five- or six-run lead in modern baseball. Again, if the other team is going to try to score, why shouldn’t you? …• I’m with Trevor Bauer (and that’s not always the case, but whatever): The worst thing Tatis did in that whole sequence was apologize for swinging at that 3-0 pitch. … The world according to Jim:• Let the kids play, for crying out loud.The controversy of earlier this week, when San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. either missed or ignored a 3-0 take sign with a 10-3 lead and hit a grand slam in Texas, again reminds us just how ridiculous baseball’s “unwritten rules” are. …• Let’s see: You don’t bunt to break up a no-hitter. You don’t admire it when you hit a truly prodigious home run. You definitely don’t do an exaggerated bat flip. And it apparently is forbidden to try to score when you have a big lead – no stealing, no swinging at a 3-0 pitch, etc. … Hey @tatis_jr listen up:1) Keep swinging 3-0 if you want to, no matter what the game situation is 2) Keep hitting homers, no matter what the situation is3) Keep bringing energy and flash to baseball and making it fun 4) The only thing you did wrong was apologize. Stop that.— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) August 18, 2020• Footnote: On the heels of the controversy over the 3-0 grand slam and all of the apologies, real and forced, Tatis stole third with a six-run lead in the fourth the very next night. His team eventually won 6-4. So there. …• This note, on the heels of the last ones, may sound discordant, but it really isn’t: Yasiel Puig, once the prime breaker of those unwritten rules, had a lot of memorable moments and every game seemed to be an adventure during his six seasons in Dodger blue. But with Mookie Betts patrolling right field and creating excitement at the plate these days, I can’t think of anyone in L.A. who could possibly still miss Puig. …• It is unfortunate that Dodger fans don’t have the opportunity to watch Betts in person. Manager Dave Roberts was asked last weekend what he thought the reaction would be if they could.“You should have about 40,000 No. 50 Dodger jerseys at Dodger Stadium,” Roberts said. ” …  That, for me, is one thing that I’m really bummed about, that we don’t have fans – (and) that they just can’t appreciate him on a daily basis in person.” …• Remember this name: Frank Robinson. He’s still the only player to win MVP awards in both leagues, 1961 for Cincinnati and 1966 for Baltimore. At this rate, Mookie will join him.Frank was the 1966 World Series MVP, too. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. …• Pac-12 football players made their objections to the conference office clear a couple of weeks ago, and this past week the officials posted their own manifesto directed at commissioner Larry Scott. They sent it last week – and when the commissioner ignored it, including a demand that coordinator of officiating David Coleman be replaced, the officials sent it to selected media outlets Tuesday.It involves a laundry list of grievances and notes that, as is the case in many other aspects of football, Pac-12 officiating has fallen behind the quality of that in other Power Five conferences (and in fact, the statement freely acknowledges that Pac-12 officiating has become something of a national punch line.) And there was this line about Coleman, hired after former NFL official Tony Corrente stepped down in 2014: “There is no training, leadership, or credibility from the Coordinator because he has accomplished nothing of note on the football field and has not officiated for close to 30 years.” Ouch. …• But was this a response? Less than 48 hours after the officials released their letter to selected media outlets, the conference announced Thursday that former San Francisco 49ers safety Merton Hanks had been hired away from Conference USA as the Pac-12’s Senior Associate Commissioner for Football Operations. And yes, his responsibilities will include officiating. …• The Pandemic has created an unexpected bonus. Daytime TV is better than ever, thanks to the NBA and NHL playoffs. …• Pro tip, and this particularly applies to soon-to-be former broadcaster Thom Brennaman: If you make a comment without realizing the microphone is live, don’t try to convince us it doesn’t reveal who you are. It absolutely does. …• Former Fresno State and Colorado State basketball coach Boyd Grant died Monday of a stroke at age 87. Grant won 194 games and an NIT title at Fresno State, dominated the pre-UNLV version of the PCAA (forerunner of the Big West) and went toe-to-toe when the Rebels joined the conference while employing, shall we say, a very patient style. …• Why do I bring it up? Late UC Irvine coach Bill Mulligan, whose first Anteaters team in 1980-81 led the nation in scoring, loved to run and referred to slowdowns as “vomit basketball.” He also loved to tweak Grant. And when Fresno State had some recruiting successes overseas, Mulligan delivered this classic line:“Boyd can recruit all those foreign guys because they think they’re coming to California.”No, coaches aren’t nearly as fun as they used to [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twittercenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgJusuf Nurkić debuted officially for the Denver Nuggets. It was great, exactly like we expected it would be. When a debutant in the world best basket league gets 13 minutes in the first match and scores 5 points, catches 7 balls and above all of it becomes the best player from the bench – than it’s really a great start.But we all knew Juka is going to make it. His rapid success in becoming an NBA star is really a great motive to write a beautiful sports story.Juka is a bright example of a wonderful start with many promising year ahead of him. This, as the commentators called him, “good-natured Bosnian giant” is a proof everything can be achieved.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)last_img read more

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_imgResidents in parts of West Donegal have been without water in recent days – and some homes have not had water since Saturday.The community of Mín Doire Dhamh in Gaoth Dobhair has been struggling without water for the past three days.Doire Chonaire, Machaire Rabhartaigh and Glaise Chú have also been affected by outages. One Montessori in Machaire Rabhartaigh did not get their supplies restored until this morning.Irish Water crews have been working on the burst water main in Mín Doire Dhamh today and expect to have supplies restored by 2pm.Local Councillor Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig said he has called for an emergency meeting with Irish Water on the issue.“Irish Water refuse to meet on request,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said. “These issues are a clear indication of the failure of the previous governments to invest into water infrastructure. Especially at the time of the so-called Celtic Tiger, when there was a surplus of money, they were ignorant to the needs of the infrastructure, or they actually didn’t care. “What needs to happen now is huge investment needs to be made into water infrastructure.“In the best interests of the community, the State needs to return the water service so the Council can deliver,” he said.  West Donegal residents hit by lengthy water outages was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers remain over Ohio today. Additional moisture from a few hundredths to half an inch can be seen with 90% coverage. We should start to see skies turn partly sunny this afternoon over the western third of the state, as moisture ends there sooner.  Tomorrow we see increasing clouds, and then scattered showers emerge with a minor trough passage. We can see up to .25” of moisture over about 60% of the state, but most of that will be mid to late afternoon or perhaps a bit later.  We turn out partly to mostly sunny, dry and warm from Friday through Sunday. Temps normal to above normal.  Monday turns out partly sunny, but we cant rule out a few scattered showers, mostly in the late afternoon and evening.  The best chance of rain, both in terms of coverage and quantity comes overnight next Monday night through Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms bring .25”-1.25” of moisture to 90% of the state. The map below shows 10 day rain potential. For the extended period, we have scattered showers from overnight next Friday night through Saturday morning, bringing .1”-.5” rain potential and 60% coverage. This is a lower rain outlook than our previous forecasts.  We turn drier again for Saturday afternoon and next Sunday. The rest of the extended window has the potential to be wetter, and models went wetter in the past 24 hours. However, we are waiting to see what additional data says, considering how dry our atmospheric profile is at the time. We think the forecast models will revert to a drier solution again, and for now we are keeping our extended forecast unchanged: partly to mostly sunny skies, and temps normal to slightly above normal. But we are watching closely the period from the 19th through the 22nd to see if we need to make changes in the future.last_img read more