Stars thrash Chinese Taipei in Heroes Cup

first_imgKenya will now face India in the final on Sunday with the hosts having finished top with six points and a superior goal difference.Stars also edged out New Zealand on goal difference with the Pacific nation having beaten the hosts 2-1 yesterday to mean Kenya had to beat Chinese Taipei by more than three goals to advance.After a lackluster opening half, Migne’s charges upped the tempo in the second half, knowing only too well that an appearance in the final depended on their ability to strike thrice in 45 minutes.Harambee Stars midfielder Duncan Otieno attempts to close down Chinese Taipei’s Ting-Yang Chen during their Heroes Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai, India on June 8, 2018. PHOTO/Indian Football FederationIt was the Chinese Taipei men who started the half more industriously though and in the 52nd minute, Stars keeper Patrick Matasi was forced into a good save to deny Ting-Yang Cheng who had shot at goal from a Cheng-Ming Wang’s cross.On the turn, Kenya opened the scoring. Odhiambo who had been started in midfield alongside Duncan Otieno turned in a corner from Ovella Ochieng after the keeper had turned behind a delicious curling effort from Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma.Just two minutes later, Stars were within kissing distance of the final after Atudo converted from the spot following the keeper’s foul on Piston Mutamba inside the box.Stars piled the pressure winning five consecutive corners but couldn’t make any of them count.Migne made changes bringing on John Mark Makwatta for Mutamba and the Buildcon striker had a shot from his weaker left foot in the 62nd minute deflected for another unfruitful corner.But Stars ensured they sealed a spot in the final in the 70th minute when Otieno capitalized on some school-boy goalkeeping from Chinese Taipei shot stopper Wen-Chen Pan to strike into the net, the keeper having come out and missed a clearance.Atudo sealed the tie in the 89th minute when he pounced on another goalkeeping error to tap home at close range after the custodian spilled Mike Kibwage’s connection from a Makwatta freekick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate a goal during their first Heroes Intercontinental Cup game against New Zealand on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Indian Super LeagueNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 8- Defender Jockins Atudo scored twice as Harambee Stars sailed to the final of the Heroes Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai, India after a 4-0 win over Chinese Taipei in their final round robin match on Friday evening.After a goalless first half, Sebastien Migne’s charges turned on the style in the second half with Dennis Odhiambo opening the gates before Atudo stretched the lead from the penalty spot. Timothy Otieno scored in between Atudo’s first and second goals to see Stars finish second in the first round.last_img read more

Pawsitively great launch planned for Donegal branch of Irish Guide Dogs

first_imgSome special dogs will be fetching plenty of attention at the launch of the Donegal branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind this Friday in Letterkenny.A big paw-ty will take place in Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 10am to celebrate a new era for the organisation in Donegal.Shoppers will get the opportunity to meet two ambassador dogs and Sybil, the guide dog of Buncrana woman Jennifer Doherty, will also be in attendance. The Donegal branch of Irish Guide Dogs has been set up to connect current clients, raise awareness of the organisation and fundraise for the training and care of life-changing dogs.There are 14 working dogs in Donegal – seven assistance dogs for children with autism and seven guide dogs for people with visual impairments.The newly launched branch will be led by Jennifer Doherty, Lesley Newberry and Michelle Healy. Lynda Foley, regional fundraising coordinator said the branch is about bringing a community together: “It is important to have a hub to link clients in the county. The Irish Guide Dogs HQ is in Cork, so having a branch in Donegal will help to link the 14 clients here and encourage social interaction and the sharing of information.” “We have a lot of clients in Donegal, so this is about increasing the visibility of the organisation.”Friday’s launch at Letterkenny Shopping Centre will be an op-paw-tunity for the public to meet staff, volunteers, guide dog owners and the dogs. Merchandise will be on sale along with fundraising raffle tickets. There will be volunteer sign-up sheets if anyone wishes to support the cause.People will also be able to book a visit and talk for their workplace or school/ college.“With 70 branches in the Republic of Ireland, we have a large volunteer community of like-minded people. It is perfect for dog lovers and people who want to get involved in a community project,” Ms Foley added.Check out the Facebook page for more info: Donegal Branch of Irish Guide Dogs Pawsitively great launch planned for Donegal branch of Irish Guide Dogs was last modified: July 11th, 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)Tags:irish guide dogslast_img read more

Field renovation nearly complete, Corning district officials say

first_imgCorning >> There was a bit of extra excitement around campus Wednesday for Corning High School’s opening day of fall semester. Construction crews remained busy working on the roughly $1.6 million project to renovate Cardinal Stadium and track. Associate Principal and interim Superintendent Jared Caylor said despite about a two-week setback due to issues with irrigation around campus, the project — funded by local taxpayers as a part of Measure K — will be ready Sept. 1 when Corning football …last_img read more

Irving trade demand surprises former Cavs teammate Dellavedova

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The movement eventually happened Saturday when Irving demanded he be traded away from the Cavaliers.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThough trade demands are not that surprising in the league, it still resonated with former Cavalier Matthew Dellavedova.“I was surprised,” said Dellavedova, who watched the PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night. Dellavedova was an instrumental part in the Cavs’ 2016 championship run where he was the primary defender on two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.READ: Dellavedova ‘lucky’ to have played with LeBron, Giannis“I woke up around 5:30 in the morning due to jet lag and when I checked my phone, I was a bit surprised to see the news,” said Dellavedova.The Australian point guard signed with the Milwaukee Bucks at the start of the 2016-2017 season but he left such an impact that he was still presented with the Cavaliers’ championship ring in his return to Cleveland.“Let’s see where this goes,” said Dellavedova of the Irving situation.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were impending signs that there would be a shakeup within the Cleveland Cavaliers team when point guard Kyrie Irving told Sports Illustrated that they’re “in a peculiar situation.”Even centerpiece LeBron James said that he’s disappointed with movement, or lack thereof, of the Cavs front office in the NBA offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ OKC has ‘to play together’ to make things easier for ‘freak’ Westbrook Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Vikings Reinstate Kid Abuser Peterson

first_imgEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Sept. 15, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.While many of Peterson’s teammates welcomed him back and threw their support behind the embattled former MVP, the Vikings also faced plenty of criticism for deciding to let Peterson play while facing charges of child abuse.The Radisson hotel chain suspended its sponsorship deal with the Vikings and former players like Cris Carter and Scott Fujita lined up to question the team’s motives while Peterson insisted that he was not a child abuser.“I understand that this is a very difficult thing to handle,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said. “But we also feel strongly as an organization that this is disciplining a child. Whether it’s an abusive situation or not, or whether he went too far disciplining, we feel very strongly that that is the court’s decision to make, but we also understand the seriousness of abusing children as well.”After deactivating Peterson for the 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sept. 14 while they gathered more information on the face of the franchise’s indictment, the Vikings reinstated Peterson and said they expected him to play against the New Orleans Saints next weekend. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.Peterson didn’t talk to reporters, but did issue a statement through his agency that said he wanted “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.”“I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser,” Peterson said in a nearly 500-word statement. “I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury.“No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day.”Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the decision after consulting with Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer and the players who were available to the media lined up to support it.“We’ve just got to stick together. That’s how the best teams win games and that’s how the best teams grow as a team and (build) team chemistry,” defensive end Everson Griffen said. “The best thing we can do right now is support the Minnesota Vikings, support the decisions that they made to reinstate Adrian Peterson and fully support Adrian. ”Radisson is the first company to back away from a sponsorship deal since the league has been facing criticism over its handling of domestic violence cases.Radisson’s sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences. The banner was behind Spielman as he discussed the team’s decision to reinstate Peterson.Peterson faces a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child, which carries penalties of up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His initial court appearance in Conroe, Texas, near Houston, was scheduled for Oct. 8.“I accept the fact that people feel very strongly about this issue and what they think about my conduct,” Peterson said. “Regardless of what others think, however, I love my son very much and I will continue to try to become a better father and person.”Corporal punishment is legal in Texas and non-deadly force against a child by a parent or guardian is permissible. But the punishment is abusive if it causes injury.A blow that leaves a bruise, welt or swelling, or requires medical attention, could be judged abusive. The guidelines also say use of an instrument “is cause for concern.”“If anyone in your family, if someone does something you disagree with, you’re still going to love them,” backup quarterback Christian Ponder said. “We love Adrian. We’re here to support him through everything that is going on. I’m not going to comment on whether I agree or disagree with what happened. That’s his decision as a father, and he may or may not pay the penalty as he goes through what he’s going through down in Texas.”Spielman said the Vikings have seen files the authorities have built on Peterson’s case, including some photos of the injuries the boy sustained.“The photos are disturbing. I understand that,” Spielman said. “But to be clear, any matter that’s involving the child is very important for this organization. But we also think it is right for him to go through the process legally.”The Vikings clearly see Peterson’s case as different from the 2011 case involving former cornerback Chris Cook, who was accused of choking his girlfriend and charged with domestic assault. Cook was suspended by the team, reinstated with pay and then barred from all team activities, including games, while the legal process unfolded.Cook wound up missing 10 games and was eventually acquitted. He never faced discipline from the NFL and played two more seasons with the Vikings before signing with the 49ers.The Vikings also cut cornerback A.J. Jefferson last year, less than a day after he was arrested for domestic assault. In 2012, the Vikings cut practice squad running back Caleb King hours after he was released from jail after allegedly inflicting serious harm on another man in a fight.“Why are due process rights only reserved for the privileged (and) for those at the top of the roster?” Fujita tweeted.But Spielman steadfastly denied the team’s decision on Peterson had anything to do with his status as one of the best players in the league and his ability to help the team win.“It has nothing to do with him as a football player,” Spielman said. “It’s based purely on the facts that we have that have been presented to us.(JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

I feel like I am learning something each day, each match: Serena Williams

first_imgThe American held off a strong comeback from world number one Simona Halep during a thrilling 6-1 4-6 6-4 win on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.After being broken in the opening game of the match, Williams won six straight games to claim the set in 20 minutes.Few would have bet on French Open champion Halep fighting back from that mauling but the Romanian conjured up exceptional grit to force a deciding set.That proved to be an interesting experience for Williams, who has won 72 WTA singles titles.”I’m still learning, which is, at my age and my point in my career, I think admirable and exciting that I still have things I can learn from,” she told reporters.”I feel like each day, each match, and each tournament I’m learning something, and I think today I’m just learning that I have to fight for titles. I have to fight for matches.”The 37-year-old took a break from tennis after the birth of her daughter in 2017 and only returned last year. But she showed against Halep she has lost none of her brutal power and athleticism.”I played really good in that. I don’t know if that’s the best I have played. I honestly can’t remember the matches, but probably,” Williams said.”But that goes to show you that you have to play well for two sets. You can’t just play well for one set or six games. You have to bring it every single point, every single game, until the match is literally over.”advertisementWilliams played her first match on Dec. 31 in the Hopman Cup since her U.S. Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka in September.She said her progress to the last eight at Melbourne Park does not reflect poorly on the level of competition in women’s tennis.”I think it says more about me than women’s tennis. I think it says women’s tennis is amazing. It’s at the highest level it’s ever been,” Williams said.”Of course, I’m the biggest advocate of women’s tennis but I really do believe in my heart that everyone is playing well, and it’s tough out here.”last_img read more

ASAEs Associations Now Magazine Set to Relaunch in October

first_imgASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, has announced plans to relaunch its publication, Associations Now, which will also coincide with the launch of a mobile app, a dedicated online news site, and a daily email newsletter. The relaunch is slated for October, and ASAE has aligned with TMG Custom Media to assist in development and strategy. ASAE is targeting a 360-degree approach for offering its association members relevant content. Editor-in-chief Julie Shoop describes the changes as “an extension of a really strong brand.” While the publication is redesigning its print product, Shoop indicates that what is significant is the addition of digital products. She says that, “Like every other publisher out there, we understand that the world has changed, as has the way we consume information. We were not in the digital space as a magazine, so the expansion into the digital world is a big step here.” In addition to the new digital products, organization was also vital in the relaunch. “In the past, people found it hard to find what they were looking for in the magazine, so we are going to have five standing sections, in addition to features, that cover major topic areas—leadership, technology, membership, money and business, and meetings. All of that content was in the magazine before, but it wasn’t organized,” says Shoop. She also says that organizing content in this manner will work well in the digital space. “The strength of the content is what brings people to it. Our current audience will find this really engaging and easier to use,” she adds.Associations Now previously did not have its own website, separate from the association. Shoop hopes that this new offering will not only enhance the existing reader’s experience, but also attract a new audience. “This is truly a launch, it didn’t exist before” Shoop says, adding, “[The site] will offer fresh online content every day, and is a new kind of content that ASAE has never provided.” For the time being, Associations Now’s app will be a digital replica of the print publication. However, Shoop suggests that the technology does allow for interactivity within the content and for adverters. She describes the app as “pretty basic,” and states that, for now, they “are not putting a lot of bells and whistles in it.” Associations Now is still finalizing its relaunch elements before the October release. However, Shoop discloses that the preliminary “buzz is good,” from those who have seen design mock-ups and strategy plans. She describes the ASAE community as “very engaged” and thinks the audience will embrace the publication’s new methods for delivering content.last_img read more

Cygnus Business Media Completes Fifth and Final Sale

first_imgCygnus has sold its final group of brands to Southcomm Business Media. The deal closes the chapter on Cygnus as a standalone company and ends an 18-month process of bank-directed divestments. Terms of the deal were not released. Update: All of the brands in the transaction, including the ones in the November deal, will operate as a division within Southcomm and continue to use the Cygnus Business Media brand. According to Southcomm CEO Chris Ferrell, “primary operations” will remain at Cygnus’s Fort Atkinson, Wis. headquarters.  Corporate Solutions represented Cygnus in all five deals. The other four deals include: • Ag group sold to American Farm Bureau in August 2013 • Heavy construction group sold to AC Business Media in August 2014 • Residential construction group sold to SOLA Group September 2014 • Public safety group sold to Southcomm in November 2014 Southcomm, a niche publisher of city weeklies and regional magazines in the Southeast and Midwest, also bought  the 11-magazine and 7-trade show public safety group from Cygnus in November. In all, Cygnus has dismantled itself through five divestitures that essentially began when CEO John French joined the company in 2009 just as it emerged from bankruptcy protection. French then directed a 7-month realignment around four affinity groups, setting the company up for its eventual piece-by-piece sell-off. Update: All staff associated with the publications and events, including most of the corporate support staff, will transition to Southcomm. Included in the transaction were 10 trade shows, 10 publications and 5 websites for a collection of brands in the aviation, CPA, printing, automatic merchandising and landscape and facilities markets.last_img read more

Town Rejects Devens Rezoning Plan

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Voters in the town of Harvard, Mass., last week turned down a proposal by MassDevelopment to rezone a portion of Devens to lure a biotech company to the site 35 miles west of downtown Boston.Zoning changes at the former Fort Devens require approval from Harvard and the installation’s other two host communities, Ayer and Shirley. Only Harvard voters rejected the state development agency’s proposal to rezone a residential area on the western side of Devens to allow industrial and commercial uses.Harvard residents were concerned about the potential for a factory to create noise problems after a nearby manufacturing facility built by Evergreen Solar prompted similar complaints, reported the Boston Globe. Evergreen Solar went bankrupt and suspended operations in 2011; its factory is being used by another firm.The reuse project is the home of a manufacturing plant operated by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and MassDevelopment had hoped to bring a second biotech factory to Devens. Harvard’s rejection of its proposed rezoning represents a missed opportunity that would have brought $500 million to $1 billion in investment to central Massachusetts, according to the development agency.“There are very few sites of this scale, zoned and ready for development in the commonwealth,” said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment’s chief executive.Despite the setback, MassDevelopment and Harvard said they are hopeful of reaching agreement on a new zoning plan allowing for commercial development in that part of Devens.last_img read more

Army Secretary Optimistic Service Will Achieve its LongTerm Recruiting Goals

first_img ADC AUTHOR Army Secretary Mark Esper remains confident the service will meet its goal for about 500,000 active-duty soldiers and about 500,000 more in National Guard and Army Reserves, Army Times reported Thursday.In 2018 the Army had flatline recruiting results, closing out the year with no end strength gains.Esper said service leaders believe they will reach their long-term growth target, and it could possibly go higher.“I can’t tell you what the Army end strength will be. I know it has to be above 500,000.  I know it has to be above 500,000 in the regular Army – and I’ve always said associated growth in the Guard and Reserve, he said.  “But our war games could come out and tell us – in two years, or a year and a half – that we really need 504,000. Or it could come out and tell us that we need 540,000,” he added.Esper’s Army Vision statement proposes 500,000 in end strength in 2028, but past interviews, testimony and documents detail the growth plan for 483,500 at the start of 2019, with another 4,000 added yearly until the end of 2022.The Army’s 2018 recruiting included a shortfall of 6,500 recruits, while another 1,000 soldiers separated, ending the year even at about 476,000. DOD photo by Edward Lopezlast_img read more