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

Department of Education launches safety resource to address teen ‘webcam blackmail’

first_imgA new internet safety resource for teenagers has been rolled out this week by Education Minister Richard Bruton.The new ‘Be in Ctrl’ resource has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support teachers to address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion – often referred to as ‘webcam blackmail’.‘Webcam blackmail’ is when scammers trick their victims into performing sexual acts in front of their webcam, and then threaten to share the footage with the victim’s family and friends if they refuse to pay them. ‘Be in Ctrl’ contains three lesson plans, an information pack for school leaders, and will be supported by a Garda Schools’ Talk. The resource will be available for all schools to order, or access online, for free.The resources are intended for use as part of the Junior Cycle SPHE curriculum and will help students understand that online sexual coercion and extortion of children is a crime; raise awareness of safe online communication; and know when to seek help and report incidents.The Department of Education says that it recognises the concern expressed by parents and teachers on the use of new technologies by children, particularly social networking apps such as Snapchat that automatically erases messages once the app is closed.Assistant Commissioner John O Driscoll of Special Crime Operations says that An Garda Síochána is pleased to partner with Webwise in the development and launch of this important initiative. “Awareness raising of the nature intended, is undoubtedly an extremely important aspect of combating online child exploitation,” he said.“The benefits that can arise from implementing preventative measures regarding the issue involved, cannot be overstated. Posting or uploading explicit images or videos on social media, or passing such imagery to others online, is extremely dangerous and has potential to cause devastating and lifelong consequences for children and their families.“Both parents and children should be aware of the dangers involved and the Garda Síochána advise that explicit images should never be posted or shared online. Any child who receives a request to share explicit photographs should not do so. If a child receives a request of this nature, we urge them to tell a parent and immediately make contact with the Garda Síochána who will provide advice regarding how the matter can best be handled.”Launching the resource, Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills said: “We want to ensure our children are kept safe online. Today’s announcement is part of a suite of supports we offer schools in playing their part to ensure that our children are protected online. I’m delighted to launch this resource, which was developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana and I encourage all schools to engage in this very important area.”Ciara O’Donnell, National Director, PDST, explains: “National and international research has consistently shown that the qualified classroom teacher has the capacity to positively impact students’ attitudes, values and behaviours. “They are therefore well placed to work sensitively and consistently with students. This resource should greatly assist teachers in their engagement with students on issues associated with online sexual coercion and extortion.”To learn more, you can visit Webwise ‘Be In Ctrl’ by following this link: of Education launches safety resource to address teen ‘webcam blackmail’ was last modified: February 9th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:be in ctrldepartmenteducationRichard Brutonwebcam blackmaillast_img read more