Mighty Gor slay Simba to retain Super Cup

first_imgWith the win, Gor not only earn their second consecutive title and a trophy but a chance to travel to Goodison Park in England to face English Premier League side Everton FC in a friendly match next month.Spurred on by a full to capacity Afraha Stadium roaring in deafening decibels, Gor Mahia couldn’t have asked for better push to win their second consecutive Super Cup.And they repaid the loyal fan-base with a goal just six minutes into the match when Kagere’s venomous strike from inside the box after controlling a Francis Kahata cross slipped through keeper Aishi Manula’s fingers and into the net.Gor, just as has been their norm controlled the game from the first whistle, the midfield base of Ernest Wendo and Humphrey Mieno giving the team the much stability it required.Simba’s first chance of the game fell on Rashid Juma in the 11th minute, the pint-sized winger trying his luck from distance but the effort went high.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi tracks down Simba SC’s Rashid Juma during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluJuma once again asked questions for Simba in the 28th minute when he took on a run on the right before sighting some shooting space, sending in a low strike that was well handled by keeper Shabaan Odhoji.Gor continued to dominate the game with Simba doing all they can to tame the rhythm. The game became charged moment after moment, indicating the high octane nature of the tie.There was push and shove in the 35th minute when skipper Harun Shakava went in to charge at the Simba backline after Erasto Nyoni had strongly charged on Jacques Tuyisenge from the back, the Rwandese forward needing a stretcher to carry him off the pitch.From the resultant freekick, George Odhiambo’s effort went straight to Manula and the keeper almost made an error spilling the ball on the face of a rushing Kagere, but he managed to bounce back and pick the ball.Gor should have gone to the break two up when Godfrey Walusimbi picked out Kahata’s intelligent run into the box but the midfielder’s shot under pressure from Nyoni went inches wide wit keeper Manula well beaten.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi is challenged by Simba SC’s Erasto Nyoni during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Gor kept the pressure and were rewarded 10 minutes in when an unmarked Tuyisenge slid in to connect a cross from Mieno which found the Simba backline napping, Manula in goal left in no man’s land.Simba then made changes as they sought to go all out attack, Juma coming off for Marcel Kaheza while defender Mlipili Yusuf came on for Hussein Mohammed.Despite the attacking changes, Gor didn’t fluff their pre-match game plan and Tuyisenge almost caught Manula off with a cross from the right which was headed goalward but the ball rolled off the crossbar.Coach Dylan Kerr then made a tactical change, midfielder Humphrey Mieno coming off for Innocent Wafula. The change meant Philemon Otieno went into midfield while Wafula slotted straight at right back.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate after winning the SportPesa Super Cup with a 2-0 result over Tanzania’s Simba in the final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 10- Hacked and battered by the entire Simba defense in the first half Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge put the icing on the cake as Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia beat their Tanzanian counterparts Simba SC 2-0 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday to retain their Sportpesa Super Cup title.Tuyisenge added on to compatriot Meddie Kagere’s first half goal as the record Kenyan champions made a statement as one of the best in the region with an assured display clinching the trophy with a flawless run after keeping a clean sheet in all their three matches.last_img read more

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‘I didn’t take a penny for transplant’, says Abidal’s cousin

first_img0Shares0000Eric Abidal is now Barcelona’s sporting director © AFP/File / LLUIS GENETOULOUSE, France, Jul 27 – Eric Abidal’s cousin has said that he “didn’t take a penny” from Barcelona, over allegations the club illegally bought a transplant liver for their former player.Earlier this week, Spanish public prosecutors said they had asked for a probe into the matter to be reopened. Online newspaper El Confidencial had reported earlier this month that wiretaps from a corruption probe involving then-Barca president Sandro Rosell indicated that the club may have illegally procured the new liver which Abidal, a former France international, received in April 2012 from Gerard Armand.But Armand was adamant that there had been nothing untoward.“Nothing, not a penny. How can I wonder about it? I simply gave an organ to save a member of my family,” he told French newspaper La Depeche du Midi.“I didn’t think about it, it was a good, normal action that anyone would do to help a sick relative.”Spain’s National Transplant Organisation, which is run by the health ministry, investigated Abidal’s transplant and said last week that it was carried out “according to the law”.Armand, who says that Abidal’s father is a brother of his mother, said that he was approached by Abidal’s wife after the liver tumour was discovered in 2011.He added: “I work for the same company, I work night shifts, I drive a (Peugeot) 406 and to be very transparent, I even had financial worries which I settled with my wife and banker.“I’ll answer any questions, I have nothing to hide. I just want to be left alone.”Rosell denied the El Confidencial report in an interview published by El Mundo. He is due to face trial on charges of money laundering in connection with Brazilian TV rights sales and was also investigated for the deal which brought Neymar to Barcelona.Abidal, 38, resumed his playing career a year after he received the transplant before retiring in 2014 and is now Barcelona’s director of football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Exclusive – Henderson must be England’s midfield lynchpin NOT Wilshere, says Reid

first_imgFormer England star Peter Reid has backed Jordan Henderson, NOT Jack Wilshere, to play in a holding role on the international stage.During the Three Lions’ 2-0 victory over Switzerland, Arsenal midfielder Wilshere was deployed in a deeper position by manager Roy Hodgson with mixed success.But Reid, who earned 13 caps during his international career, reckons Liverpool midfielder Henderson is the man who should occupy that position in the future, as it plays to his strengths.Asked who should play in the holding role for England, he told Colin Murray and Friends: “I don’t think it’s [Jack Wilshere’s] best position. I would like to see Jordan Henderson in there. I think he’s got more energy and drive [to do it].“Even after last night’s game there were people going on about Fabian Delph and Wilshere, and rightly so. Henderson is the one who gets through all the work though. He quietly breaks things up and makes runs. He has fantastic energy. I think [the holding role] could be a position for him.”last_img read more

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‘He’ll be better than Coutinho!’ – Hammers fans react to Lanzini’s wonder goal

first_imgManuel Lanzini scored a wonder goal against Chelsea, capping an excellent first-half performance for West Ham.The Argentine playmaker curled the ball over Thibaut Courtois from long-range, handing the Hammers the advantage. The Blues pulled the game level right before half-time, but the East London side were the better team in the opening period.It was the 23-year-old’s fifth league goal in what has been an excellent campaign for the youngster, following his loan switch to the Boleyn Ground from Al-Jazira Club.West Ham fans have been calling for Lanzini to be signed permanently all season, and Slaven Bilic confirmed earlier this week that everything is agreed for a transfer this summer.Lanzini has become a cult figure in East London in the space of just a few months, and we collect some of the best responses to his performance v Chelsea… Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring for West Ham 1last_img read more

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Pico Rivera hires D.C. lobbyist

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 restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA -The city has hired a lobbyist at $3,000 per month to help find funding for major projects, including a new library at Smith Park and an underpass at the Passons Boulevard railroad crossing. The City Council last week to hire Daniel M. Crane of the Crane Group, a Washington D.C.-based consulting firm, to concentrate on the offices of U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to explore potential funding avenues, said City Manager Chuck Fuentes. Feinstein is on a key committee that has the final word on the federal budget, said Fuentes. “Given the fact that Rep. Grace Napolitano and I maintain very close working relations on a variety of different matters, we are well represented there,” he said. “But in California dealing with the U.S. Senate office is like dealing with a fairly large country, so we needed federal representation with the senate offices.” Napolitano did not return calls on the recent hiring. In all, Pico Rivera hopes to get in excess of $7 million in funds for 2006-07 for the new library and improvements at Smith Park, other road repairs and the grade separation project at Passons. Crane was selected because he served with the chief of staff to Feinstein and also a high- ranking member of Boxer’s staff when he was chief of staff to late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, said Fuentes. Crane, a lawyer and a lobbyist, said he hopes to be an effective advocate for the city. “I will work to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks,” he said. Pico Rivera is one of two Whittier-area cities that retain the services of a lobbyist. Whittier also has worked with a federal lobbyist for about five years, at a cost of $50,000 per year, said Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez. City associations with lobbyists have become more common, according to those who work for nonprofit watchdog groups in Washington, D.C. Since 1998, more than 1,400 local governments in the United States spent more than $381 million lobbying the federal government, $63 million has been spent by state governments and more than 400 universities in the nation have spent $179 million, said Alex Knott, project manager of lobbywatch for the Center For Public Integrity. But it’s not always a good idea, said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. “Cities think they have to hire a lobbyist to get federal dollars to bring back to their town, because it’s keeping up with the Joneses,” he said. “So what we have had is an explosion of earmarked line item projects in the federal budget because of lobbying.” It would be better to have an unbiased process within the federal government, rather than it being contingent on who has the better lobbyist or more powerful member of Congress, he said. There are others, however, who believe it’s a good idea if a lobbyist can bring in recurring revenues for a city. “It really depends on what a lobbyist can bring to a city,” said Kerry Lauricella, executive director of the National Association of Cities, a nonprofit that serves small cities. Pico Rivera officials believe it will be a good investment in the long run. “It’s part of the process of doing business with the federal government and we have hired someone who has impeccable credentials to do this,” said Fuentes. voted 4-0 debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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KILCAR GAA URGING MEMBERS TO DOWNLOAD FREE CLUB APP

first_imgWell done to Colaiste na Carraige who had a great win over St Colm’s, Draperstown to reach the Danske Bank Under-16 Arthurs Cup semi-finals the final score was 2-09 to 0-10. Ryan McHugh, Eoin McHugh and Paddy McBrearty all started in Donegal’s league win over Down on Saturday evening with Stephen McBrearty coming on as a sub for his senior debut,  Donegal host Cork this Sunday in Ballyshannon.Ladies Training Training starting for all ladies on Mondays from 7-8pm in Aislann Cill Chartha.Club AppWe have passed the 200 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lotto There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,100 this week’s numbers were:  1, 9, 18 and 26 winners were: €50 Charlie McDevitt €30 Cian Boyle €20 Donal McShane and Dearbhla Meehan.Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,400!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,400 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €105 Gracie O’Hara €100 Mary Boyle €80 Bridie McSweeney, Ann Breslin €75 Bríd Gillespie, Catherine Johnston €70 Marie Gallagher, Bernadette Gillespie, Maureen O’Gara, Joan Ellis and Marian Boyle. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAKILCAR GAA URGING MEMBERS TO DOWNLOAD FREE CLUB APP was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

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ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY IN FANAD

first_imgSURF’S UP IN FANAD“Four Seasons in one day at Fanad today!”Monday morning and this week’s kids summer camp hit the water in fun 2ft waves, but shortly afterwards the heavens opened and the rain was torrential, but this didn’t stop the kids who were having a whale of a time!The surf report for tomorrow Tuesday 31st July is for small clean waves ideal for learning to surf or taking out a longboard on. Don’t forget our popular Stand Up Paddleboard/YOGA session is on Tuesday evening at 7pm, booking is essential as only 2 places left.IainFor more info please check our website www.adventureone.net or like our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure-One-Surf-School/116323048385243ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY IN FANAD was last modified: July 30th, 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:ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY IN FANADlast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: “CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN” CARTHY TELLS BYRNE

first_imgSinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that Fianna Fáil candidate Thomas Byrne is “clearly in hysterics over recent opinion polls and needs to calm down.”The Midlands Northwest candidate was responding to a statement issued by Byrne which claims that Sinn Féin wants to “turn the clock back to 1973” with regards to the EU.Cllr Carthy said: “Thomas Byrne is clearly in hysterics over recent opinion polls and has resorted to levelling misinformed attacks at me and my party. He needs to take a deep breath, calm down and stop misrepresenting my position on Europe. “People are rightly concerned about the direction that the European Union is taking and how it treats Ireland. They want a fairer deal for Ireland. They want a democratic Europe where the size of member states doesn’t impact on how they are treated. They don’t want to see further powers handed over from Ireland to Europe.“The people do not want or need another yes-man or woman in Europe. The want someone who will stand up for them and for Ireland’s interests and who will not be afraid to be a confident and critical voice.“Thomas Byrne is clearly worried about his prospects in the upcoming election. As a former Fianna Fáil backbencher he supported every cut, every tax and every attack that government levelled on ordinary people. He would be better off examining his own record than resorting to misrepresenting mine.”  ELECTION 2014: “CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN” CARTHY TELLS BYRNE was last modified: May 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:European electionMatt CarthyThomas Byrnelast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball To Host Blue/White Game Sunday, Oct. 7

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University fans can get their first glimpse of the 2018-19 men’s basketball team Sunday, Oct. 7, during the team’s Blue/White Game, presented by TrueNorth.Tipoff at the Knapp Center is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the Bulldogs competing against each other under the direction of first-year head coach Darian DeVries. Admission to the Blue/White Game, presented by TrueNorth is free. However, fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of Iowa.”We can’t wait to compete in front of our fans for the first time at the Blue/White Game,” DeVries said. “It should be a fun day with so many new faces on the team and we’re excited to partner with the Food Bank of Iowa to support a great cause.”The Bulldogs welcome 10 new players to the roster this season including three Division I transfer student-athletes and three junior college transfers. The team begins official preseason practices Friday, Sept. 28. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR

first_imgJoan is driving home in her new car and she loves it. It has cost her most of her savings and a lot of missed nights out with her friends, but she had enough to buy it outright.It’s a small, sporty convertible and today is the perfect day for driving. The sun is beaming down and, as she accelerates, the noise of the engine and the wind in her hair make her beam with joy.Then….BANG! She pulls over to the side of the road and gets out to see what has happened. As she walks around the car she sees that the left rear tyre has a puncture. Joan takes out a penknife, proceeds to slash all the other tyres of her car. She reaches inside the car, takes her keys, throws them into the hedge and then proceeds to walk home.Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?But let’s change the scenario to Joan trying to lose weight. She is going well for the first few weeks, feels great and is being encouraged by everyone. Then, all of a sudden…. nothing, her weight stays the same, or has gone up slightly.Joan automatically goes back to her old habits, and subsequently, back to her old weight. She gives up.Does this sound familiar? How many of you reading this has done this once in your life?How many of you have done this on numerous occasions, only to enthusiastically start again the next time a new fad comes along?Weight loss isn’t linear, but everyone would have you believe that it is.If you gave a two year old a crayon and a blank piece of paper, the resulting, scrawling, circular scribbles would be a more accurate representation of how weight loss actually goes. Your weight will fluctuate day to day and week to week.People have a preconceived notion that the scale has to consistently go down or else what they are doing has failed.This couldn’t be further from the truth.To expect a constant loss is to assume that you are a complete saint who knows exactly how many calories they need per day, and will only eat the right foods that you need to eat in order for this to happen. This is impossible for anyone.When you decide on a goal, you must allow the appropriate amount of time to achieve that goal.If you have consistently gained weight over a number of years, don’t expect to lose all of it over a 6 week period.Goal setting is a great way to motivate yourself and keep on track of your overall goals, but it is doomed to failure if the goal is unrealistic.Your goals should be S.M.A.R.TS – Specific;A general goal is I want to lose weight.A specific goal is, I will join a gym and work out 3 days per week in order to lose weight.M – Measurable;How much will it cost me? How long will it take? How will I know when I have reached my goal?A – Attainable;Do I have everything in place that I need in order to reach my goals?R – Realistic;You have to allow an appropriate amount of time to reach it, but you also have to be willing and able to reach your goal.T – Timely;Your goal should have a suitable time frame. It should be long enough to allow you to reach it, but not too far away so you don’t lose the sense of urgency needed to motivate you to get there.Weight loss isn’t always easy, but as long as you allow for a few bumps in the road along the way you can always reach your destination.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T LINEAR was last modified: March 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitness columnsuccessweight losslast_img read more

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