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first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards winger Jaffery Owiti vies for the ball with Sony Sugar’s Kevin Wesonga during a Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium on July 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, KENYA, Jul 8- Defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah scored the lone goal in the 52nd minute as AFC Leopards bounced back to winning ways beating Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to move fourth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.AFC came into the tie on the backdrop of a draw and a loss in their last two games, but an assured performance against an equally well organized Sony side saw them pick three points at home to move up the ladder. A hugely contested first half provided the entertainment with pace and passing, but the chances infront of goal weren’t as forthcoming.Brian Marita had the game’s first chance in the third minute when a clearance from keeper John Waw fell on his path, but his eventual snap shot from distance was turned behind for a corner by the keeper.AFC had started with pace, using their speed on the wings with both Marita and Jaffery Owiti, but they could not get the key pass to open up for scoring opportunities.Sony’s first chance of the game came in the 26th minute when a defensive error saw the ball fall on Sony midfielder Tobias Otieno, but the latter’s shot from the edge of the area went inches over the bar.When the momentum swung the other way immediately, AFC came inches close but Chemelil keeper Wawu made a great save to pick the ball off the line after Ezekiel Odera did well to bring down Owiti’s cross before squaring to Whyvonne Isuza whose effort at the back post was saved.The second half’s pace picked up with AFC making an attacking change, new signing Alex Orotomal coming on for Marvin Omondi as head coach Rodolfo Zapata went for a two-man attack.The lanky Nigerian signed from Rwandese side Sunshine FC brought in some punch in attack with his running and ball retention. His activity at the edge of the box attracted a foul on him, but the resultant effort from Isaac Oduro went inches wide.The pressure bore fruit in the 52nd minute when Salim Abdallah broke the deadlock with a dipping header from Marita’s cross, keeper John Waw caught flat out.Ingwe survived a scare just 10 minutes later when a poorly defended long throw from Enock Agwanda fell on substitute Ambrose Ayoyi, but his shot from close range was saved by keeper Ezekiel Owade.But the home side kept the pressure attacking with intent and they had two more chances, first Owiti’s shot from range going just wide while minutes later, Odera missing the vital touch to direct the ball into the net from Orotomal’s cross.Five minutes from time, Oduro came close with a freekick from range which rattled the crossbar while two minutes later, Orotamal’s shot from the right was finger-tipped behind for a corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Moorpark residents had to agree to allow construction on thousands of acres of protected open space because of SOAR – Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources – the city’s growth-control initiative. The plan required a simple majority to move forward. Supporters have long hailed the project, which has been in the planning stages for four years, for its amenities, including a man-made lake, a 2,121-acre nature preserve and road improvements. To entice voters, the developer offered other perks, including funding for new parks, a school and a fire station. Opponents of the initiative charged that the development would swallow open space, promote urban sprawl, clog traffic, destroy animal habitats, crowd schools and drain the city’s infrastructure. The special election cost $250,000. MOORPARK – Voters in early returns were rejecting a proposed 1,680-unit housing development north of the city, choosing to preserve the city’s small-town, rural character. With only absentee ballots counted Tuesday night, Measure A6 was losing with 2,513 votes against the proposal and just 98l for it. The measure asked the electorate of this suburb whether North Park Communities LLC should be allowed to build the project outside city limits in county-owned land, which has been protected from development. The ballot measure sought voter approval to annex the 3,544 acres necessary to add the homes north of Moorpark College. The $3 billion community would increase Moorpark’s population by 6,000 residents and generate some 23,000 daily car trips, say planners. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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_imgNorwich have announced the appointment of Daniel Farke as their new head coach.The 40-year-old German has left his role as Borussia Dortmund reserve boss to take control of the Championship side on a two-year contract.Farke replaces Alex Neil, who was sacked in March, and becomes the Canaries’ first ever foreign manager.Farke has been in charge of Dortmund’s second side since David Wagner joined Huddersfield in 2015 and guided the team to second in their division with only three defeats this season.Edmund Riemer, his assistant at Dortmund, will take up the same position at Carrow Road.“I’m very excited to be here, it’s a great adventure for me,” said Farke.“I was really looking forward to coming here and seeing all of the people and learning even more about the club.“I had a really good time with Borussia Dortmund, but Stuart Webber has told me all about Norwich City, its traditions and history, and I know what a great club it is. “The more I know about Norwich City, the more excited I get. I’m very glad to be here and can’t wait to get started.”Farke becomes Norwich’s first foreign boss and replaces Neil exactly two years after the Scot guided the club to the Premier League, beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the play-off final. Neil failed to keep them in the Premier League and the Canaries were relegated after one season and then finished eighth in the Sky Bet Championship this term, after Alan Irvine took caretaker charge for the final 10 games.The Canaries also considered Lincoln’s Danny Cowley and Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom but talks with Farke had been on-going for a number of weeks with new sporting director Webber travelling to Germany recently.Webber joined Norwich in April from Championship rivals Huddersfield, where he was influential in bringing another former Borussia Dortmund II boss, David Wagner, to England.Wagner joined Town in November 2015 and has this season led them to the Championship play-off final, where they Reading on Monday.Farke will need to work within a tight budget with Norwich cutting back having failed to make an instant return to the top flight. They have released several high earners, including former England international goalkeeper John Ruddy, and would consider offers for Yanic Wildschut, Matt Jarvis and Steven Naismith. Daniel Farke is the new Norwich City manager 1last_img read more


first_img1 Arsenal had hoped to complete the signing of Lacazette this summer Alexandre Lacazette won’t be leaving Lyon this summer according to club President Jean-Michel Aulas, dealing a huge blow to Arsenal’s hopes of signing him. The Gunners have made no secret of their desire to sign the France international and were rejected in their attempts to sign him last summer.The Ligue 1 outfit want £56million for him, but the club president has now poured water on any deal happening and revealed they remain hopeful of signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.  Aulas told Canal Plus: “I do not think that Alexandre Lacazette will leave this summer.“I do not have anything to say about Olivier Giroud. We’re interested. Things haven’t advanced.”The Gunners are expected to make a number of signings this summer after boss Arsene Wenger agreed a new two-year deal towards the end of last season.Monaco Starlet Kylian Mbappe and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial are two players they are targeting, but may be hamstrung by lack of Champions League football.last_img read more


first_imgTHE MAN exposed as a crook by donegaldaily.com was JAILED three times, it was revealed tonight.Conman Francois de Dietrich fleeced 220 Donegal people out of tens of millions of euros – and 200 others around Ireland.But his crimewave was brought to an end when donegaldaily lifted the lid on how he tricked unsuspecting victims into parting with their cash. The French crook ran a series of legitimate businesses from his base in Ballybofey.But behind the front was a sophisticated con job – where people handed over their money in return for promises of returns of up to 40%.Tonight donegaldaily can reveal that conman De Dietrich was jailed three times in his native France for previous frauds.He even ripped off his own brother – and was banned from being involved in business by the French authorities for 30 years! Living openly in France, de Dietrich was involved in money laundering for criminals.One criminal who put in £100,000 and got £1.7M back via foreign back accounts.Detectives believe criminals were the main beneficiaries of De Dietrich’s con tricks.Confronted by the BBC in northern France, the conman refused to answer any questions.His victims included Gardai, PSNI officers, accountants and property developers. And while Francois was rolling in other people’s cash, staff of Etic Solutions were treated shamefully.Former employee Jenny Byrne revealed that Francois refused to pay mileage or overnight accommodation when she was working for him.“You were lucky to get paid,” she said.And she says she asked herself: “How do we have these lovely offices without a client base; there was no pressure to get revenue in.” After the Spotlight programme on BBC1 tonight, one investor who has been talking to donegaldaily for six months told us: “I know donegaldaily reported he had a criminal record and seeing it now on TV has brought home just how evil Francois really is.“I can’t thank donegaldaily enough for exposing this man. I’ve lost my money, but thankfully no-one else will be conned now.”UPDATED: FRANCOIS JAILED THREE TIMES FOR FRAUD was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BallybofeyconmancrookFrancois de Dietrichthieflast_img read more


first_imgA serving member of the Irish Defence Forces has pleaded guilty to possessing explosive substances at an apartment in Burnfoot.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy appearing at Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)Mark Cassidy will be sentenced at Letterkenny District Court today after pleading guilty to two charges yesterday. Cassidy, who is originally from Derry, pleaded guilty to the offenses which took place at Grianan Vale, Ballyderowen, Burnfoot on February 17th last.Cassidy pleaded guilty to both possessing shotgun cartridges without a firearms certificate and also possession of an explosive substance, namely an improvised explosive device.Cassidy, who is in his late 20s, has been in custody since being arrested by Gardai in a swoop on the address in Burnfoot.An early court appearance heard how Cassidy holds the rank of ‘private’ in the Defence Forces but is currently in disability benefit.Barrister Peter Nolan said his client wanted the matters to be dealt with as quickly as possible.Judge Matthew Deery put the case in for today for sentence.SOLDIER TO BE SENTENCED TODAY FOR POSSESSING EXPLOSIVES IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:BurnfootdonegalexplosivesIrish Defence ForcesMARK CASSIDYlast_img read more


first_img Tags: Javier Martinez EspinosaMbarara CityNyamityobora FCvipers sc Vipers have been in Mbale for the last two weeks (File Photo)Build up Games-Mbarara City vs Vipers SCWednesday, 29-08-2018Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara @04:00pm-Nyamityobora FC vs Vipers SCThursday, 30-08-2018 @10:00amMbarara – Fresh from a two week training camp in Mbale, reigning Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC have confirmed they will play two friendlies against top tier sides this week.The games to be played include one against Mbarara City on Wednesday afternoon before a morning match with newly promoted side Nyamityobora on Thursday.Although the venue of the Nyamityobora game is yet to be announced, the tie against Mbarara will be played at the Kakyeka Stadium.These will be the first notable fixtures for Vipers’ coach Javier Martinez Espinosa after the Mexican was announced as the new head tactician at Kitende three weeks ago.The games will also give the players a chance to prove their fitness to the Mexican with the start of the league just around the corner.Comments last_img read more


first_imgUnli … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – Just as it has been for nearly the past three months, the Warriors have kept their answer the same on when DeMarcus Cousins will fully heal from a left Achilles tendon and return to the court.“I don’t know exactly when he’s going to play, but he practiced fully today,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He has to work on his conditioning.”last_img read more


first_imgRunners set a competitive pace on their way to the finish line. (Image: Comrades Marathon) • Comrades Marathon Museum +27 33 897 8650 info@comrades.com www.comrades.com • 2011 Comrades draws big names • Living on in the Comrades spirit • South Africa’s toughest endurance challenges • Running is in her blood • The pain is soon forgotten • Sport in South AfricaLucille DavieSouth Africa is arguably the world’s toughest endurance race capital, where thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities turn up to compete in some of the most gruelling races on the planet.The numbers are astonishing: the Cape Argus Cycle Tour attracts 35 000 cyclists each year, to ride 109km through some of the peninsular’s most spectacular scenery. Some 20 000 runners sign up for the brutal Comrades Marathon every year, a running race of 90km between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. The Midmar Mile, which has a Guinness World Record, has 20 000 swimmers splash into the water outside Pietermaritzburg each year, to swim a mile, or 1.6km.Yet other races, like the 2 300km mountain bike Freedom Challenge and the 240km Berg River Canoe Marathon, attract a handful of elite extreme athletes, keen to pit themselves against the unforgiving elements and huge distances, and test their mental and physical ability to the limit.The Dusi Canoe Marathon, the Comrades Marathon, the Midmar Mile, the Cape Epic, the Freedom Challenge, the Berg River Canoe Marathon, and the Cape Argus Cycle Tour – all are tests of extreme ability and endurance, and attract men and women, and in some cases, children, of all abilities. And more and more international athletes are discovering the country’s top races.The Comrades MarathonThe Comrades Marathon, with the tagline “Hard is what makes it great”, has been going for 93 years. The first race was run in May 1921 and it has been run every year since then, except from 1941 to 1945, during World War 2. It started outside the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg with 34 runners, and ended in Durban, a run of some 90 kilometres along the back roads of the province. It alternates each year, one year up from Durban, the next down to Durban. The race is done in one day – in other words, it is just more than two marathons, run back to back, within a cut-off time of 12 hours.Despite its toughness, with some spirit-breaking hills, it attracts more than 20 000 runners, most of whom are South Africans. But in the past 15 years foreigners have discovered it, and have been taking the medals. In 2013, runners from almost 66 countries entered, with 1 400 foreign runners hitting the tar.Women were only allowed to run the race from 1965. South African Frith van der Merwe still holds the women’s record, winning in an astounding five hours, 54 minutes, and 43 seconds, in 1989. The Russian twins Elena and Olesya Nurgalieva have dominated the podium since 2003, taking first place. In the most recent Comrades, on 1 June 2014, British-born Canadian runner Eleanor Greenwood won the women’s race. Elena Nurgalieva came in second, followed by Olesya Nurgalieva in third place.In the men’s race, this year’s down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban was won by Bongmusa Mthembu, from the KwaZulu-Natal village of Bulwer, followed by Ludwick Mamabolo and Gift Kelehe – all three of them South Africans.Heroes allLike the Dusi, the Comrades has its hero – a lean Bruce Fordyce, who won the race for eight consecutive years, then missed a year but came back to take the title for a ninth time in 1990. A Russian, Leonid Shvetsov, raced the fastest time in 2007, in a remarkable five hours, 20 minutes, and 49 seconds.It’s a race that runners finish and swear they won’t do again, but such is its spirit and comradeship, they line up the next year to beat their personal barriers to cross the finish line again. Some 112 000 people have looked into their souls doing the race over its history.It was the dream of Vic Clapham, on his return from World War 1. “A soldier, a dreamer, who had campaigned in East Africa in that terrible war approached the League of Comrades of the Great War with a vision that would result in the world’s greatest ultra-marathon eighty years later,” explains the Comrades website.“He felt that if infantrymen, drafted into the armed forces from sedentary jobs, could endure forced marches over great distances, trained athletes could cover the distance between the two cities without great difficulty.”The league helped families torn apart by war, but also gave soldiers a place to rekindle the camaraderie shared on the battlefield. After he was turned down by the athletics bodies in Pietermaritzburg, Clapham approached the league, but it thought that the race would be “far too strenuous for even a trained athlete and turned his proposal down”.The first ultra-marathonUndaunted, he applied to the league again in 1919, and again in 1920. It was only in 1921 that he was given a loan of one pound, and made plans for the run. “Vic Clapham endured much from his critics, but in that year he forged ahead with his plans and under the doubtful watch from the League of Comrades of the Great War, founded the Comrades Marathon.”He announced the event through a letter in the local newspaper. He got donations for prizes, and told potential entrants to collect their entry forms from his home in Pietermaritzburg or from the office of the secretary of the league in Durban.“And so one of the great athletics events of our time was born on Empire day, May 24th 1921. The camaraderie had as its basis the memories of that terrible war three years previous. Traditions would grow and survive even into the present day,” records the website. And indeed, even today, runners famously stop and help struggling comrades along, particularly in the final kilometre into the stadium, sometimes sacrificing their own personal goals of crossing the line in a particular time.In 1923 the first woman, Frances Hayward, a typist from Durban, entered to run the race but her entry was refused. Undaunted, she arrived at the start in a green gymnasium costume and ran anyway. She finished 28th in a time of 11hours, 35 minutes, but her time was not recorded and she did not receive a medal. “Sadly being an unofficial entrant, she was not to enjoy the coveted Comrades Medal. Her fellow runners and spectators held a shilling collection to buy her a prize. A hundred pounds was collected with which a silver tea service and rose bowl were purchased and presented to her. That evening, after the race, she went to the theatre.”It took another 42 years before women were officially welcomed to run, in 1965, and now some 22 percent of the field is women.Determined runnersThe race has nurtured some amazing athletes. Arthur Newton, a 39-year-old farmer from Harding in KwaZulu-Natal, won the up race in 1922 in eight hours 40 minutes. He said after his win: “It came as a surprise to myself. I rather thought I could run into third or fourth place, but certainly I did not expect to win, and still less to cover the course in under nine hours, 15 minutes.” He modestly added: “It isn’t my fault I won. If Phillips and Rowan hadn’t cut such a terrific pace at the start they both would have finished in front of me, because they are better runners.”The next year he brought his time below seven hours by coming in at six hours and 56 minutes, surprising the officials, who thought it would be another hour before the winner would cross the line. Newton managed to bring his time down even further, and in 1925 he ran the race in six hours and 24 minutes. He was 42 at the time. But he left South Africa in 1925. “During 1925 Newton left South Africa in protest. Some of his farmlands were being expropriated at below market prices and the softly spoken, pipe smoking champion was lost to South Africa.”What makes this time more remarkable is that in the 1920s athletes were running in unsuitable shoes, often canvas, and there were no water stations along the route. They were told to get refreshments at hotels they passed.Another memorable runner was Wally Hayward. He won the race on his first attempt in 1930 at the age of 21. He went on to win again four more times, 20 years later, breaking the records for the up and down runs. Then in 1988, at the age of 79, he returned, beating half the field in the up run. His final run, at the age of 80, took place in 1989, when he staggered across the finish line with just under two minutes to spare. He is the oldest finisher of the Comrades Marathon. He died in 2006.Then there’s Dave Rogers. He did his first race at the age of 18, and at 71, entered to do his 46th race this year. He says he continues to do the race because of the “camaraderie amongst fellow runners during training and the race, and the satisfaction of having overcome the challenges that one always encounters during such endurance events”.His best time was five hours and 52 minutes, but these days he times his race to finish within 10 minutes or so of the cut off. As to how long he will continue doing the race, he says: “The older one gets the more uncertainty there is, so it is really in the hands of the good Lord, but it would be nice to dream that I could keep running for another decade or so.”He continues to run the race for the same reason as everyone who does it: “It keeps one fit, healthy and motivated, but the most important thing is that I enjoy it.”last_img read more