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first_imgLibya were held to a 0-0 draw by Tanzania in the second Group A match in Machakos.Holders and record 14-time champions Uganda kick off their title defence against Burundi on Monday in the opening Group B match in Kakamega.The Ugandan line-up relies heavily on players from Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), with eight of the first team drawn from the national league side.The top two teams in both groups qualify for the semi-finals, with the final on December 17.Share on: WhatsApp Kenya coach Paul PutNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hosts Kenya scored two first-half goals to beat 10-man Rwanda to launch their Cecafa Challenge Cup campaign on Sunday.The Kenyans could have won by an even bigger margin at the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, in Western Kenya, but for the performance of Rwandan goalkeeper Eric Ndashimiye.Masoud Juma scored the opening goal on 25 minutes after Rwanda defender Kayumba Soter conceded a penalty.Duncan Otieno doubled the lead on 38 minutes following a slick exchange with AFC Leopards team-mate Whyvonne Isuza, as Kenya coach Paul Put made a winning start in his first match in charge.Rwanda, who are using the tournament to prepare for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, were reduced to 10 men when Soter was sent off in the 51st minute for a second yellow card.last_img read more

first_imgSHOW STEALER:  Owned and bred in Kentucky by CHRB Commissioner George Krikorian, this 5-year-old mare by Eskendereya was second, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Vale Dori in the La Canada and never threatened when fourth to her two starts back in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap Dec. 3.  Trained by Art Sherman and based at Los Alamitos, Show Stealer ran what appeared to be the best race of her career in the La Canada Jan. 14, and she’ll hope to improve off of that effort with Tyler Baze riding back on Saturday.  With a fast pace expected, Show Stealer will likely be taken in-hand early and be called upon around the far turn.  With an overall mark of 20-3-3-3, she has earnings of $217,180. THE GRADE II SANTA MARIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 4 of 9 – Approximate post time 2 p.m. PT                 VALE DORI:  An odds-on winner of her last three races by a combined 15 ¾ lengths, Argentine-bred Vale Dori is at the top of her game at age five and has four wins from six stateside starts for Baffert.  A gate to wire winner over a “good” surface in the  1 1/16 miles La Canada here on Jan. 14, she’ll likely be on the lead once again, or sitting second to trainer Jim Cassidy’s addition of Midnight Toast. Dispatched at 1-5 in the La Canada, she was 1-2 two starts back in the Grade II Bayakoa on Dec. 3, a race in which she laid second for three quarters of a mile and rallied to win by an authoritative three lengths.  Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori has been ridden in her past two starts by “Big Money” Mike Smith, who is back aboard Saturday.  A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Vale Dori is 11-6-3-1 overall with earnings of $574,943. SECOND TO VALE DORI LAST MONTH, SHERMAN’S SHOW STEALER HOPES TO TURN TABLEScenter_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Although Bob Baffert’s streaking Vale Dori has taken on an air of invincibility following her victory in last month’s Grade II La Canada Stakes, Art Sherman’s Show Stealer will be looking for a piece of the action as this pair heads a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita.  Won last year by Jerry Hollendorfer’s Tara’s Tango, the Santa Maria will be run for the 75th time and be contested at a mile and a sixteenth. Midnight Toast, Jamie Theriot, 120Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez, 120Autumn Flower, Flavien Prat 120Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 120Show Stealer, Tyler Baze, 120Vale Dori–Mike Smith–122First post time for a nine-race card Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In the Graded Masters field, Charles Calamba of Sletba-GMTBC rolled a six-game series of 1362 to pace the group, followed by two other Sletba members–Pabs Penalba (1298) and Edel Ocampo (1288).Penalba is also currently ahead in the Senior Masters with 1376, followed closely by Boy Florencio of Sletba-GMTBC with 1365, and Papio de Dios of Sletba with 1337.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogQualifying games will be held until Saturday at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta.For details of the tournament and full results of the qualifying games, please check www.sletba.com/wp. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draftcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Tobs Renacia of the Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) and Perry Fernandez of DATBI are tied for the lead in the Masters division of the ongoing 21st Sletba Open in Cainta, Rizal.Results of the qualifying games as of Sunday night showed Renacia and Fernandez posting 1328 pinfalls each in six games, followed by Art Barrientos of TBAM-Prima with 1301.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), on Wednesday last, received 100 copies of a specially prepared 38-page booklet on Berbice Cricket from its former Secretary, Mortimer George.Flashback! Former BCB Secretary Mortimer George (right) hands over a book he published in 2014 to former BCB President Keith FosterThe booklet, published by George as part of the BCB developmental programme, will be distributed to young cricketers who would attend the Berbice Cricket Academy, to be held from July 23 to July 28 at the Albion Sports Complex on the Corentyne.Having served as Secretary of the BCB from 1976 to 1983, George says he is delighted to be of assistance to Berbice Cricket, as he is happy with the direction in which it is heading. A close personal friend of current BCB President Hilbert Foster, George decided to do the historic booklet after Foster informed him that the Board would be hosting a Cricket Academy following an absence of five years.The former Secretary has, over the years, authored several books on Berbice Cricket, including a special edition for its 75th anniversary. He says it is important for young cricketers to be educated about the history of the game, its rules and traditions, legends of Berbice Cricket, along with historic facts. Among the articles in the booklet are Five Pillars of Development, Historic Facts of Cricket, Berbice/Guyana Test Players, Female Berbice International Players, and list of Berbice Senior Captains, among other things.BCB President, Hilbert Foster, could not contain his excitement in congratulating George on his visionary project. The main objective of the BCB, he stated, is to make sure that every young cricketer in Berbice is not only fully prepared to be a good performer on the field, but also to be an ambassador for the county, Guyana and the West Indies.The booklet, Foster has said, would be an addition to the five educational posters the BCB printed, and would be used to educate youths on every aspect of the game. The Cricket Academy, he said, would be sponsored by overseas based Guyanese Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh, and a total of 70 players would attend. Coaches Winston Smith, Andre Percival, Balram Samaroo and several pre Level One coaches would conduct the Academy.Foster has hailed George as an outstanding friend of the BCB, who has used his own funds to finance the publication of the books and booklets on Berbice Cricket.The BCB, Foster said, would forever be indebted to leaders like George, Leslie Amsterdam, Lennox Phillips, Carl Moore, Malcolm Peters, Monohar Pooran, Ancel Hazel, and Keith Foster for laying a second foundation for the current generation to build on.The BCB would celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2019, and George has plans to publish another book to mark the historic celebration. Special emphasis would be placed on the achievements of the BCB, outstanding administrators, and Berbicians who have represented Guyana and the West Indies.last_img read more

first_imgBut agreement has now been reached with the Premier League club that will see Fabinho join the Reds after the finals in Russia.No financial details were given by either club, although some reports claim the deal is worth £44m.“AS Monaco has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Fabinho to the English club on July 1,” said a statement on www.asmonaco.com.Usually deployed as a defensive midfielder, Fabinho has scored 31 goals in 233 appearances for Monaco since arriving at the club in 2013 from Real Madrid, winning the French league title in 2017.Liverpool, looking to bolster their squad following a great season in which the Anfield giants reached the Champions League final, only to suffer a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, confirmed the deal on their website.“Liverpool Football Club can confirm a deal has been agreed for the transfer of Fabinho from AS Monaco,” said a statement.“The Brazil midfielder will formally seal a switch to the Reds on July 1 after successfully completing a medical and finalising terms on a long-term contract at Melwood.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quick to show his excitement at the signing.“We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.“His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.“He has the ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘6’, ‘8’ and ‘2’. This is cool.“He is tactically very strong and football smart. I think he improves our squad and there aren’t that many players you can say that about in this moment, because the quality we have already is so high.“I like that he is young yet experienced also, with a high number of games at a club that compete to win. Also, international caps for Brazil tells you something about him.“This signing gives us new opportunities and for that I am excited. I’m sure our supporters will make him very welcome and at home at our wonderful club and in our amazing city.”Fabinho told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am really excited about this move.“This is something that I always wanted – this is a giant of a team. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional.“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over.“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.“I will try to grow and learn and improve myself, and to be part of the club’s history.”Fabinho, who has four caps for Brazil, becomes Liverpool’s first signing of the summer transfer window.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After five seasons at Monaco, Brazil midfielder Fabinho is ready to “create his own history” after completing his move to beaten Champions League finalists LiverpoolPARIS, France, May 28 – Monaco midfielder Fabinho will join Liverpool following the World Cup finals in Russia, the French Ligue 1 club and the Premier League giants announced Monday.Brazilian international Fabinho, 24, had agreed at the end of last year’s title-winning campaign to remain one more season in the Principality.last_img read more

first_imgThe team consists of 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls who were scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals played between the months of September 2018 – April 2019.“It is thrilling to be in another country, meet new people and interact with new culture. I am expecting a lot in terms of skill development, trainings and football generally from the interactions we are going to have with the La Liga coaches and players. This is a lifetime experience which I am too excited about,” said Enos Wanyama, an All-Star player from South B United.The players will have a rest today and start their training tomorrow. They will play against the local youth sides, watch a live match between Barcelona and Gatafe on 12th May at Camp Nou and have an opportunity to tour the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona which is known for its art and architecture during their stay in Spain.The players were accompanied by two coaches – Pauline Awuor of Acakoro Ladies and Ted Amumala of Lugari Blue Saints. The two were selected through a draw conducted on 28th April at Gymkhana Grounds during the Nairobi regional finals.“It is exciting that we are finally in Barcelona for the training camp. We are looking forward to a very fruitful and interactive sessions with the La Liga sides for the duration of stay.  We have to take something new back home at the end of it all,” said Pauline Awuor – Coach Acakoro Ladies.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba All-Star land in Barcelona ahead of 10-day campNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team successfully landed in Barcelona on Tuesday ahead of their 10-day training camp with the Spanish La-Liga sides.The players left Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday at 22:45pm and landed in Dubai on Tuesday at 4:45 am for a layover to Barcelona. They left Dubai Airport to Barcelona at 8:00am landing in Catalonia, Spain at 3:00pm Kenyan time.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD – A 15-year-old student from Ulysses S. Grant High School is accused of lighting two fires in trash bins at Madison Middle School, his former school, fire and school officials said this morning. The first fire occurred sometime between 1 and 6:30 p.m. in a trash can near the plant management office at the school in the 13000 block of Hart Street, said Los Angeles Unified School District Police Deputy Chief Nancy Ramirez. There were no witnesses, but apparently there was evidence of fresh tagging, Ramirez said. The second fire was reported later in a metal trash bin near the playing fields, Ramirez said. The two fires caused some $8,000 in damages. The student, who was not identified because he is a minor, is a former student at Madison, said Carey Steiner, a Los Angeles city Fire Department arson investigator. He was arrested without incident and was being held at the Sylmar Juvenile Hall on an arson charge, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Several other juveniles were questioned in the case, but were not considered suspects, Ramirez said. Nobody was injured. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want 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

first_imgTEMPERATURES in Co Donegal plummeted to -7C overnight as council officials appealed to motorists to SLOW DOWN.The cold blast of winter has seen queues at coal yards across the county as homeowners stock up on fuel.And with Met Eireann warning that the cold spell is set to continue right over the weekend, the Road Safety Authority also appealed for motorists to slow down across Co Donegal. County Council gritting lorries were out throughout the night and are out again this morning.Officials say that there are black ice warnings on several roads – particularly in areas left wet by yesterday’s hail and snow.There are reports of treacherous conditions this morning on back roads around Letterkenny, Milford, Convoy, Moville, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon.Meanwhile Age Action Donegal has appealed to communities to check on elderly neighbours to make sure they have enough food and fuel to get them over the next few days. Met Eireann has warned that wintry showers are possible throughout the week and into the weekend and the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday.You can send us news and pictures to info@donegaldaily.com. IT’S FREEZING OUT THERE! ROADS WARNING AS TEMPERATURES HIT -7C was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:IT’S FREEZING OUT THERE! APPEAL TO HELP ELDERLY AS TEMPERATURES HIT -7Clast_img read more

first_imgHe said the event gave the continent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world what it was really about. “This website is intended to offer a fresh perspective on Africa, to highlight stories of progress and positive developments on the continent,” Pennington said. South African multinational cellular operator MTN has entered into partnership with Africa – The Good News, a pioneering website that tells Africa’s stories of hope and opportunity from an African perspective, as a legacy project of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “At MTN, we believe emerging markets present enormous growth opportunities for those with the appetite, dedication and capacity to harness their full potential for the benefit of all their stakeholders.” “It is about hope and the new winds of change that are gusting over her nations and the growing opportunity in arguably the most ethnically diverse, biologically rich, scenically beautiful continent in the world.” Africa – The Good News co-editor and publisher Stuart Pennington said that as South Africa geared up to stage the World Cup, the focus of 208 football-playing nations and an estimated 26-billion cumulative television viewers would be on South Africa and Africa. MTN executive Nozipho January-Bardill told delegates that the Africa – The Good News project relayed messages of African hope, goodwill and development without ignoring the challenges the continent was facing. 17 September 2009center_img Productive investment climate MTN, the only Africa-based global sponsor of the World Cup, announced the partnership at the 13th Highway Africa conference for African journalists in Grahamstown last week. “The MTN Group’s exceptional growth since its founding in South Africa in 1994 bears testimony to the productive climate for investment on the African continent,” January-Bardill said. Focus on South Africa and Africa SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 10 November – Brand South Africa and a range of stakeholders in the North West will come together in Mahikeng on Wednesday 11 November 2015 to deliberate on the province’s competitive strengths.The North West programme is part of Brand South Africa’s provincial programme which aims to assess the ways in which provinces contribute to national competitiveness. In this regard, Brand South Africa has been engaging with various other provincial role players in the past year.The discussions in Mahikeng will be attended by representatives of government, business and civil society.Brand South Africa will also share with participants the nation brand corporate identity toolkit to enable a cohesive image of South Africa to be projected on a range of communication platforms.All inputs from the workshop will contribute to Brand South Africa’s efforts to position the country as a competitive investment destination.Media are invited to attend the workshop as follows:Date: Wednesday 11 NovemberTime: 09h00Venue: Mmabatho Palms Hotel, Nelson Mandela Drive, MahikengEnquiries/RVSP: Manusha Pillai on manushap@brandsouthafrica.comSMS 082 389 3587Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more