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  • Empty Nakumatt shelves spread hunger on football team

    first_img“These days, we just come for games. Players don’t even have transport to come to training and some of them have had their houses locked by landlords due to unpaid rent. It is a difficult situation for us, but there is nothing much we can do about it,” Mwangi said after his side’s loss to Bandari.“The players are not motivated even if you look at their body language, they lack that fighting spirit that they should have. At this moment, we just hope that we can we at least one of the remaining four matches and see how we can plan for next season,” the tactician further said.Bandari defender Felly Mulumba off the ball elbow to Nakumatt’s Peter Nzuki . Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe sponsors who had been known to splash cash whilst Nakumatt were in the second tier as they looked for players to help them gain promotion, have been undergoing a torrid time, closing most of their branches due to lack of finances and accumulated debt.However, their General Manager Albert Wesonga appears to be optimistic that they can safely take the team to harbor at the end of the season despite the financial difficulties.“It is true that because of the problems our sponsors are facing, it is difficult to finance the team. But we are optimistic that we will be able to finish the season well. We are calling on sponsors who are willing to come on board to do so and we have made efforts to that effect,” Wesonga said.The players’ body language against Bandari was evident that the players are more pushed to the wall by forces off the pitch than footballing reasons.Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Maina. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThey could not come back from a Felly Mulumba fourth minute goal and were more undone by a spirited Bandari side who save for defending with their hearts took turns to run down the clock.The referee even added 10 minutes after the conclusion of the 90 when Bandari’s time wasting antics grew even bigger in the second half, the antics almost giving the game an ugly ending when a confrontation ensued.The Dockers held on to push aside a five-match losing streak, moving to 11th in the standings.“We have not had a good run and today we only said players who deserve and are hungry to play for the team will do so and that is why there were so many changes in the team. This is a good result for us and we only need four points in the remaining four games,” Bandari head coach Paul Nkata said.Mulumba rose in to head a Wilberforce Lugogo freekick from the right to give Bandari an early lead. Edwin Lavatsa had a 10th minute chance to make it two with another free header off a Darius Msagha cross, but it sailed wide.Nakumatt FC striker Kepha Aswani controls infront of Bandari Mohammed Shariff. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYNakumatt’s first chance came in the 21st minute when Nicholas Mejja laid in a wonderful cross from the right to pick out Joshua Oyoo, but the midfielder’s swerving volley was well tipped over the bar by the Bandari keeper.Kepha Aswani, seeking a 13th Kenyan Premier League goal to take him top of the top scorer’s chart came close to picking that golden goal with a rasping shot from distance but it went inches off target.In the second half, Nakumatt started by pulling out Donald Mosoti who was a red-card candidate after picking out a yellow card following several rush challenges, bringing on Eugene Ambulwa in his place.The hosts pushed Bandari to their own half most of the second half. 15 minutes to the final whistle, the Bandari keeper produced a decent save to block an effort from Oyoo one on one after the midfielder had rushed on to a loose ball on the left.Three minutes later, Shariff Mohammed almost deflected the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear off a cross from Nicholas Mejja.Nakumatt had shouts for a penalty drowned 10 minutes from time after a goalmouth melee from a corner with Felly Mulumba seemingly handling the ball a yard off the line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22- Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi has admitted the team is living on the edge due to the struggles their sponsors -supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings are going through.The club went down 1-0 to Bandari FC on Sunday, their fourth loss in eight matches -a spell that has seen them win only once. Prior to the game, Mwangi had told Capital Sport the team did not train.last_img read more

  • CELTIC GO BACK TO TOP OF SPL AFTER 3-1 WIN OVER HIBS

    first_img ‘When we play them next, that’s the first time we’re going to worry about Rangers,’ said Mjallby.‘There are some games to go before we play them. We have to make sure that we beat the other teams as well. ‘It’s always nice to be back at the top of the league, that’s what we’re aiming for. Rangers winning yesterday put a wee bit of pressure on us to get the three points – and we did, with a good performance, too.”Celtic3-1HibernianFT(HT 3-0)Stokes 4Hooper (pen) 20Hooper 39Miller (pen) 67Celtic26 Forster03 Izaguirre12 Wilson (yellow card)21 Mulgrew (yellow card)22 Loovens (Rogne 46)08 Brown16 Ledley33 Baram Kayal (Ljungberg 82)10 Stokes49 Forrest (Commons 78)88 HooperSubstitutes24 Zaluska,04 Juarez,25 Rogne,07 Ljungberg,18 Ki Sung-Yeung,09 Samaras,15 CommonsHibernian31 Brown02 Hart20 Hanlon (yellow card)25 Stephens28 Booth24 Wotherspoon33 Miller44 Martin Scott (yellow card) (Stevenson 72)91 Palsson (yellow card)08 Vaz Te (Thornhill 73)10 Riordan (A Sodje 51)Substitutes41 Divis,06 Murray,16 Stevenson,26 Thornhill,09 Nish,18 A Sodje,19 DuffyRef: NorrisCELTICHIBERNIANPossessionCeltic 57%Hibernian 43%Attempts on targetCeltic 7Hibernian 1Attempts off targetCeltic 7Hibernian 3CornersCeltic 4Hibernian 5FoulsCeltic 7Hibernian 13CELTIC GO BACK TO TOP OF SPL AFTER 3-1 WIN OVER HIBS was last modified: April 6th, 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) Celtic returned to the top of the Scottish Premier League with a comfortable win against Hibernian.Anthony Stokes fired the hosts into a fourth minute lead, then Gary Hooper converted from a penalty after Scott Brown was fouled by Hibs’ Martin Scott.Hooper added his second of the night before the break, then a Liam Miller penalty gave Hibs a lifeline. Six minutes from time, Hooper sent a penalty wide after Freddie Ljungberg was brought down by Paul Hanlon.The victory puts Celtic two points ahead of Rangers at the top of the table, with both clubs having played the same number of matches.Celtic made three changes from the side who lost the Co-operative Insurance Cup final to Rangers with Stokes, Glenn Loovens and James Forrest all starting and Thomas Rogne, Georgios Samaras and Kris Commons all named on the bench.And assistant manager Johan Mjallby, who believes his players have both the raw football ability and the mental strength to go the distance, insisted that Rangers won’t even cross the minds of the Celtic players until the final Old Firm meeting of the season.last_img read more

  • MASTERMIND JACK (11) LOOKING FORWARD TO TV FINAL

    first_imgA pupil from St. Mary’s National School, Castlefin, took part in the very first series of Junior Mastermind on TV3 is looking forward to the final.Jack Meenan (11) from Liscooley,  successfully beat off stiff competition from around the country, as he won Sunday’s qualifying round to earn a place in the Junior Mastermind final, which will be filmed next month.The show is presented by former Minister for Justice Nora Owen, and the young contestants answer questions sitting in the famous black chair – just like the grown-up series. In the first round, each contender has two minutes to answer questions about a specialist subject. Jack’s chosen subject was ‘Superbowls 1998-2012.’ He established an unassailable lead in round one, which he comfortably carried through the second round of general knowledge questions.Jack is no stranger to quiz successes, having represented St. Mary’s NS in Cumann na mBunscol and Garda quizzes last year. Jack plays Gaelic Football for Robert Emmet’s and plays soccer, basketball and tennis.He plays Mastermind on TV at home with his parents. He is inspired by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and his mum, who he says is the smartest ‘girl I know’.He also loves watching American Football and playing video games. No doubt quiz questions will feature heavily in Jack’s homework over the coming weeks, as he sets about bringing home the Junior Mastermind trophy to Castlefinn.  MASTERMIND JACK (11) LOOKING FORWARD TO TV FINAL was last modified: November 7th, 2012 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:MASTERMIND JACK (11) LOOKING FORWARD TO TV FINALlast_img read more

  • Killybegs fishermen welcome 41% boost in 2020 mackerel quota

    first_imgIrish pelagic fishermen have been given a timely and welcome boost with negotiations around next year’s mackerel catch providing for a 41% increase in quota for 2020.The development has been welcomed by Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation CEO, Seán O’Donoghue, who said at the conclusion of this week’s coastal states meeting in London has resulted in a very satisfactory tripartite agreement reached between the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands.The Irish quota for 2020 is 78,054 tonnes which represents an increase of 22,740 on this year’s quota of 55,314 tonnes. Mr O’Donoghue said: “Last year, I was extremely critical of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea or ICES and its scientific advice. That criticism was proven 100% accurate since an ICES review on May 15th last provided for an overall figure of 770,358 tonnes for 2019 instead of 318,403 tonnes and now a further increase for 2020 to 922,064 tonnes, a figure which is an incredible increase of almost 190% on the advice it had offered in September of 2018.“I’m extremely pleased that the Coastal States have taken on board the concerns of the KFO and others, which I have expressed regularly in numerous fora regarding the lack of quality assurance in the ICES assessment process by including a specific written reference to this in the final document.”The KFO CEO said he fully agreed with the criticism levelled at the meeting by the EU, Norway and the Faroes at Iceland, Russia and Greenland for their decisions to increase its unilateral quotas for mackerel for 2019.Mr O’Donoghue concluded by acknowledging the pivotal role played by Minister Michael Creed and his officials in delivering this favourable outcome. Killybegs fishermen welcome 41% boost in 2020 mackerel quota was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:FishingKillybegs Fishermen’s OrganisationMACKERELlast_img read more

  • Cutting costs while protecting profits

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is no doubt that corn and soybean farmers are taking a closer look at inputs and production budgets this year as margins get slimmer. The key to profitable farms is to maximize production while minimizing inputs — a simple theory, but a complex set of decisions.“Don’t pick one part of your operation and completely gut it. Whether it is seed, fertility or chemistry or whatever you are working with, the worst thing you can do is completely take out your spending on one thing,” said Justin Petrosino, with Stewart Seeds. “You can cut some fertility on some of your highest fertility fields that have those reservoirs built up. Or you can go with a cheaper hybrid as long as there is the yield potential, but be aware of what problems might arise by using that hybrid that is a little cheaper.”As parts of the operation are tweaked to save money, other parts of the farm may see an increase in costs to compensate.“Disease management, for example, is about keeping a balance across all of the things you are doing on the farm. If you are going with cutting the rotation or cutting tillage, you might spend more on chemistry. If you use a cheaper hybrid you might spend a lot more on fungicide at tassel. It is about looking at the balance of things you are trying to accomplish and keeping them on an even keel,” Petrosino said. “What you can look at taking out of your lineup really depends on each farm. There are some farms with P and K levels through the roof and we maybe can draw down some of those reserves. There are certain hybrids that may cost less but can have trouble with gray leaf spot. You can take more risk if the field is not in a river bottom or corn on corn. Cutting costs is a field-by-field scenario and not trying to make a cut across the whole farm.”Using hybrids and varieties with fewer, or no, traits can also help to save money.“We are definitely seeing folks back off of traits. We are seeing an uptick in conventional corn and we are seeing a slight increase in Roundup traits. A lot of the market is falling into that above ground protection with Roundup,” he said. “We all bought into rootworm protection because we did have a rootworm problem in Ohio, but since 2008 that first year variant has kind of disappeared. If you are on corn on corn ground or in a field with a history of rootworm pressure, we are still looking at the rootworm protection. When you are looking at that average acre we are seeing a lot of guys make that move to Double PRO or a corn product without rootworm protection. Most guys are starting to back off traits a little but not completely.”last_img read more

  • Hector LaMarque On Building The Leadership Skills That Bring Success – Episode #79

    first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:11 — 28.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the most influential and powerful voices in the sales community today is Hector LaMarque. He’s been a salesperson and sales leader for over 30 years and has applied the hard work and hustle it takes to continually be that leader in the field. In this conversation, Anthony chats with Hector about what it takes to build real leadership skills, why many salespeople act like they are working but really aren’t, how adversity and competition are the only roads that lead toward growth, and much more. You’re going to hear from a master in the areas of sales, motivation, and leadership so don’t miss this one.Hector LaMarque On Building The Leadership Skills That Bring Success – Episode #79Click To TweetLeadership skills are seldom something you are born with. They have to be learned.Of course, there are people who are born leaders. But the skills that have to be applied in order to functionally BE a good leader are not always something that comes naturally. Hector LaMarque says that leadership skills have to be honed, refined over time, and the truly successful leaders are the ones who understand that and are constantly working on the craft of leadership. Hector highlights what it takes to apply yourself to that kind of consistent work on this episode of In The Arena, so be sure you listen.Most people’s skill set is poor to mediocre. Successful sales leaders can’t be those people.When Hector LaMarque was asked why many people in the sales world are not achieving the numbers or accomplishments they say they want to achieve, he said it’s because the average person has a poor to mediocre skill set and doesn’t know it. If they do know it, they don’t know what it takes to build the leadership skills that will propel them to new levels of accomplishment. Hector’s philosophy is simple: It takes a lot of hustle, hard work, and a constant commitment to personal and professional growth to build the skills set that leads to success. Most people simply aren’t willing to put in that kind of work.Most people’s skill set is poor to mediocre. Successful sales leaders can’t be those people.Click To TweetSuccess is more like MMA than it is like boxing.In this wide-ranging conversation Anthony and his guest, Hector LaMarque primarily chat about leadership and leadership skills, but not without a foray into the world of sports. Both of them use the sports analogy as a perfect way to illustrate the discipline and competitiveness needed to become successful. Anthony says that the path to success is more like MMA fighting than it is boxing, simply because you have to lose many hard-fought battles in order to get there. It’s those losses, those hardships that craft you into the person who can not only accomplish success but who can also bear up under the weight of it. You’ll get a lot of clearly thought-out advice about personal growth and leadership on this episode, so don’t miss it.Competition is a good thing. It’s what pushes us to improve our products, services, and skills.There are times, and certain circles, where competitiveness is cast in a negative light. But Hector LaMarque believes that competition is a good thing. It’s the desire to win, the desire to overcome that pushes all of us to the next level. It’s what produces better products year after year. It’s what fuels innovation and advancement in the culture. It’s what drives high achievers toward continued growth in their personal and leadership skills. Competition is indeed a good thing. It’s what makes us champions when everyone else is content to simply be a competitor.Competition is a good thing. It’s what pushes us to improve Click To TweetOutline of this great episode What makes for success in the people Hector has worked with? What is the prospecting work that successful salespeople and leaders do? How Hector developed the idea that it’s HIS responsibility to grow and learn. What it means for successful sales leaders to work on their skill set. Adversity as the tool to give you the grit and determination you need. What is it about leaders that helps people grow? Hector’s story: how he gained the experience from which he leads. What new leaders need to do in order to become successful leaders.Our Sponsors:Jeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttps://hectorlamarque.com/Hector on Twitter15318889840735211671The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeLeadership skills are seldom something you are born with. They have to be learned.Click To TweetSuccess is more like MMA than it is like boxing. Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

  • Opposition heading for historic defeat in polls, says Fadnavis

    first_imgChief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, while addressing a press cponference in Gondia on Sunday, said the Opposition was heading for a “historic defeat” in the forthcoming Assembly polls.Criticising the opposition parties, he said they have joined hands against the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in elections to make an excuse for their own losses.Raising alarm over EVMs, key opposition parties — including the Congress, NCP and MNS — on Friday pitched for reverting to the use of ballot papers and announced a protest march on August 21 over the issue.Reacting to this, Mr. Fadnavis said those opposing the EVMs have realised they cannot win. “They have accepted their defeat and hence, are using this as a covering fire. The maha morcha (long march) against EVMs later this month will result in maha defeat of the Opposition,” he said.last_img read more

  • IPL 2011: Pune Warriors begin online ticket sales for IPL-IV

    first_imgNew IPL Franchise Pune Warriors on Tuesday announced appointment of KyaZoonga.com as their official ticketing partner for the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 tournament.The tickets of Pune Warriors India’s home matches will now be available online.”We have appointed KyaZoonga.com as our Official Ticketing Partner considering their impressive ticketing record and world class ticketing service including the recently held ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.”We are sure that KyaZoonga.com will add to the overall experience that we inherit, to our audience,” Abhijit Sarkar, Head of Corporate Communications, Sahara India Pariwar said in a statement.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

  • CBS Predicts Tonight’s College Football Playoff Rankings

    first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Tonight is a major mile marker for the 2018 college football season. The first College Football Playoff rankings will be unveiled.It is widely expected that the top four will be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and LSU, in that order. However, there is room for argument beyond that.CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm unveiled his projected CFP rankings earlier today. He ranked the teams from 1-25.Here is Palm’s top 10:AlabamaClemsonNotre DameLSUMichiganGeorgiaKentuckyWashington StateOklahomaFloridaYou can see all of Palm’s rankings here.Assuming the top four teams are the ones mentioned above, we will definitely have a new foursome next week. That’s because Alabama and LSU play each other this Saturday.Michigan seems primed to make a jump into the top four, assuming the Wolverines can hold off Penn State this weekend in Ann Arbor.The first 2018 College Football Playoff rankings will drop tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

  • Feel Good Friday – (Belvedere) RED

    first_img Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Flor De Cana Celebrates 130 Years With 30-Year-Old V Generaciones Rum 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Shake it! Stir it! Swill it! Today is National Vodka Day. So what better day to celebrate Belvedere Vodka’s third year partnering with (RED) with a special edition bottle.Fifty percent of profits from the global sale of the (BELVEDERE)RED bottle will contribute to the Global Fund, one of the world’s leading financiers of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.This year’s bottle, launched in September, comes in a semi transparent metallic red bottle. Won’t loose this one in the bar! Besides being one of the best premium vodkas out there, this partnership has provided funding for more than 4.5 million days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medicine since 2011. Enough to support 8,300 HIV positive women with access to treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding, thereby helping prevent transmission of the virus from mother to baby.Charles Gibb, President of Belvedere Vodka, told us, “Our passion for philanthropy led to the creation of (BELVEDERE) RED in 2011, and our commitment to helping (RED) and the global health community achieve the first AIDS-free generation by 2015 has not waivered since. The (BELVEDERE)RED bottle is symbolic of our dedication to (RED) and a sign to our audience that we, collectively as a global community, can put an end to mother-to-child transmission of this deadly disease – but only with their support.”The festive color is perfect for the upcoming holiday season and comes in three sizes: 750 mi, 1 liter and 1.75 liter formats with the 750 ml size retailing for $29.99. (Belvedere) RED will be available thru December 2013.Drink up for a great cause! And let us know what your favorite vodka cocktail is on our Facebook Page. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more