Kenya defeats Uganda to retain Elgon Cup

first_img Tags: Bob OdiamboElgon CupJacob OjeeKenya SimbasPhilip WokorachRonald KanyanyatopUganda Rugby Cranes Kenya Simbas celebrate after retaining the Elgon Cup on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Elgon Cup 2019Uganda 05-16 KenyaKyadondo Ground, KampalaSaturday, 13-07-2019KYADONDO – Kenya ensured they retained the Elgon Cup thanks to a 16-05 victory over Uganda at the Kyadondo Grounds on Saturday.Trailling 13-16 from the first leg, the Simbas produced a professional display to win the title for a fifth time in a row.Billy Odiambo and Jacob Ojee combined for Kenya’s two tries on the day while Ronald Kanyanya cross the white-wash for the Rugby Cranes.Uganda who were eyeing a first Elgon Cup triumph since 2012 startes erratically in the opening minutes but were lucky as Kenya never pounced.After Philip Wokorach missed a penalty, Uganda took the lead when Kanyanya powered his way to the white-wash to convert the day’s first try.Kenya’s response was quick and swift as Odiambo touched down at the opposite end to level matters.Minutes later, Ojee converted a penalty to ensure the Simba’s led by 08-05 going into halftime.Uganda returned from the break in inspired fashion but failed to make possession count and Ojee extended the visitors lead, converting his second penalty of the day.Wokorach had a chance to reduce the deficit but put his penalty wide.With time running out, the Cranes went all out to try an claim victory but all their efforts were put to waste as Ojee broke free to seal the game for Kenya, touching down for their second try of the day.In the end, Kenya won the game 16-05 and retained the Elgon Cup.Comments last_img read more

Boy, 14 banned from contacting girl after pulling her hair

first_imgA 14-year-old boy has been ordered not to contact a young girl again after he appeared in court charged with pulling her hair.The boy, who has just completed his Junior Certificate, appeared at Letterkenny District Court along with his mother today. The court heard that the boy, then aged 13 years, went to the then 12-year-old girl’s house in Letterkenny on August 27th, 2017 and they had a disagreement.She claimed that he pulled her hair and then kicked her.However, solicitor for the boy Mr Michael Shiel said his client denied he had kicked the girl.He said there had been a boyfriend and girlfriend situation going on between the youngsters and added to Judge Paul Kelly that it would not have happened in their day.The judge had previously adjourned the case to hear a victim impact statement from the girl as well as a probation report on the boy.Judge Kelly had asked the boy if he had apologised to the girl and was told he had after he met the girl again at a teenage disco.The court heard how the boy’s family had now moved to another part of Donegal to live.Having viewed the report Judge Kelly said it didn’t appear like the pair were the best of friends.The victim impact statement from the girl was handed into court along with the probation report.Judge Kelly told the boy that it was clear from the victim’s statement that she did not want to have any contact with him.He said he agreed with the proposals of the probation Report in the case.He told the boy “You let her get on with her life and you get on with yours. You are not to communicate with her,” said Judge Kelly.He added that this included social media and that he was not to post anything about the girl.He asked the boy how he had done in his Junior Certificate and the boy replied “good.”Judge Kelly added, “Good luck with your results and I don’t want to see you here again.”Boy, 14 banned from contacting girl after pulling her hair was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 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:bannedcontactcourthairletterkennypulledlast_img read more

Cousins’ monster game reminds us that the Warriors’ best is yet to come

first_imgWednesday’s 106-104 win over the Rockets was a downright moving experience for both Warriors players and the ball. There was an upstart energy to Golden State’s attack, reminiscent of the early days of the dynasty and a few of their finest moments since.Stephen Curry drove to the basket seconds after the start of the contest, demanding a double-team by establishing his domain from 40 feet out to the rim. Klay Thompson moved around the court in a state of stealth, only to make himself seen …last_img

Sharks locked into second as Flames clinch top seed in west

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — It’s a date: the Sharks will play the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.A day after the Sharks secured home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, they allowed the Calgary Flames to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference by losing 5-3 in a head-to-head matchup with their Pacific Division rivals at SAP Center on Sunday.After losing eight of their last …last_img

Two Mega-Events in One Weekend

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 7, 2012March 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”GeoWoodstock IX 2011 – A Lackey Report from PennsylvaniaAugust 19, 2011In “Community”11 Years! Oeiras – A Mega-Event Portuguese StyleMay 16, 2011In “Community” Crowd at Piratemania VGroundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. throughout the year to share smiles, shake hands, and make geocaching memories at nearly 20 Mega-Events worldwide. Jonathan Zbikowski aka jzbikows, attended the Mega-Events PirateMania V (GC365FT) and Geolympix Mega:Oxford 2012 (GC22T2T). They took place in Ashbourne and Oxford in the United Kingdom. Jonathan has been a Lackey since 2008 and is an API Developer. Here’s Jonathan’s account of his adventure.JZ holding an Olympic TorchWritten by: Jonathan ZbikowskiHaving been lucky enough to work with Groundspeak for a little over three years now, I recently was given the opportunity to travel internationally to a Mega-Event. There were many events to choose from, but Piratemania V caught my eye – a Pirate-themed Mega-Event? Count me in! I was fortunate enough to attend along with co-founder and Mega-Event veteran Bryan Roth.Bryan and I awoke on the day of the event bright and early – excited for the day. We surely looked a little foolish walking through a nearby bus station on our way to the car – Bryan dressed in full pirate regalia (“Fancy Dress” to the locals), me with a sword, sash and bandana. However, for the hundreds of attendees at the event 30 minutes down the road, at a beautiful campsite surrounded by farms and wilderness, we fit right in.We arrived to find many people still waking up and having breakfast at their campsites, where a multitude of makeshift flagpoles had been erected. The flagpoles were flying a motley collection of pirate-themed flags and banners to represent the different groups assembled throughout the campsite. All present were already in the pirate spirit, even the kids!  ‘Arrrrrr!’ was the preferred greeting by many attendees.Bryan Roth, co-founder of Geocaching, part-time pirateAfter talking a quick walk around the campsite and signing the log sheet, we caught up with the organizers Mark (PopUpPirate) and Liane The Cache Hoppers and were promptly asked to choose allegiances. Bryan, ever the neutral arbitrator, chose to support both the Red and Blue team. I however (unintentionally) only supported Blue. We were then given a map with the location of 24 caches specifically placed for the event, spread out over eight miles of English countryside. After finding a few older caches in the area while following some random groups of cachers, as well as some wrong turns and dead ends, we caught up with two fast moving cachers, Karl(Doyboyz ) and Colin(Flamedodger).They were hot on the trail of the newly placed caches. We ended up hiking, slogging through muddy public footpaths, and enjoying their company for the next 18 of the 24 caches. After making it back to the campsite very parched, we enjoyed a few drinks at the “Outside In” bar onsite. We encountered a couple who were staying at the campsite but were unaware of geocaching. By the time we finally left they were hooked and excited about getting out and finding their first cache.Luckily, another Mega-Event Geolympix Mega: Oxford 2012 was being held much closer than we had previously thought. The opportunity to attend two Mega-Events in short proximity was too much to miss out on. So after saying goodbye Saturday night, we woke up early Sunday morning and set out for Geolympix which was held two hours south in Oxford. We signed in and happened to see a few others who also made it to two Megas in a weekend.Flags at Piratemania VWe stopped by our new friends Karl and Colin’s booth for their upcoming Mega (Halloween Hides and Creepy Caches Event).  We also had a chance to meet Wendy (Dorsetgal & GeoDog) who had the opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch while it traveled through the United Kingdom before the 2012 Summer Games. She was kind enough to let both Bryan and myself hold the torch! After talking to a few different groups of people, we ended up joining a group venturing out to find a Wherigo cache. We were lucky enough to walk around with creator of the cartridge, James (metal-bijou), who had worked on the cartridge during a Geolympix talk about Wherigo.  Our band of cachers also found a few other caches including a Letterbox cache, helping me to get both a Letterbox and a Wherigo icon on the same day. After parting ways with the group, we found one more cache as we headed back to our car for the ride home.I was exhausted after two full days experiencing two unique Megas, and am still in awe of the fact that we are lucky enough to support the community that helped make all of this possible. I have the best job!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Gartner May Be Too Scared To Say It, But the PC Is Dead

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Gartner predicted that tablet sales would outpace the PC market sometime between 2014 and and 2017. By then, the firm predicted, manufacturers will sell 468 million tablets, almost double that of the PC market. Phone sales will top 2 billion units.What Gartner Can’t Say, And WhyGartner, however, can’t bring itself to say the PC market is shrinking toward irrelevance. Instead, it describes the PC market as “transitional,” in much the same way companies firing large swathes of their workforces insist that employees have been “downsized.” If Gartner was a brokerage firm, its analyst would have placed a “hold” rating on the PC market, with all the wishy-washy implications that word connotes.“Transitional” is one of those wussy words that says nothing. Here it’s designed primarily to protect the lucrative relationship that Gartner has with its clients. If Gartner declares an industry dead, why should a company like Dell spend thousands of dollars a pop for a report that says so?“An analyst cannot issue a sell rating because he doesn’t want to lose access,” former securities analyst Tom Larsen told Bloomberg in 2007. Exactly.To Gartner’s credit, the company began hedging its bets way back into 2010, when the company noted five “disruptive forces” challenging the PC industry, which I’ve condensed to three below:Stale “mature markets” like the United States;Thin clients;A shift in consumer purchasing habits to tablets and other mobile devices that would displace PC sales and incline companies and individuals to keep PCs longer.Only that last point appears prescient today — and only if you forget that Gartner issued its report in Nov. 2010, seven months after Apple launched the iPad.Why Gartner’s Hedging MattersOn balance, then, Gartner’s report is nothing more than a reactive sell-side Wall Street analyst which issues a “sell” recommendation after a company has already issued bad news that’s tanked its stock. The PC industry is dying, so let’s move on.But we actually need a company like Gartner to declare the PC dead — or at least to release data that supports that view, as it’s just done, because companies across all industries use reports from Gartner, IDC, and others to justify their investments.In order to develop a new PC version of TurboTax, for example, Intuit must demonstrate that there’s a market for it. Gartner’s report indicates that Intuit and other PC developers should consider abandoning the PC in favor of either a Web service or dedicated applications for various mobile platforms, at least if they want to address a market that’s growing instead of shrinking.We’ve known since 2010 that mobile devices would play an ever increasing role in our lives. But it’s become increasingly clear that the cycle may be accelerating. Over at his blog Tech-Thoughts, analyst Sameer Singh noted recently that developers are already picking up on this:[T]he growth of Windows 8 apps has noticeably slowed in Q1 2013. According to the data, the Windows Store is expected to top 50,000 apps by the end of March, but MoM [month-over-month] growth has slowed to just 10-15%.If the trend continues, the reasons for buying a new PC also decline. Microsoft has begun paying small developers a pittance — $100 per app — to develop for the Windows 8 platform. But that’s barely going to pay for a round of beer and appetizers at the end of the day.“Microsoft’s promotion is primarily aimed at low-end publishers,” Singh wrote. “Their prime concern at the moment isn’t app quality, but quantity. Unless the app growth on the Windows Store remains strong, Microsoft has very little chance of attracting many major developers to the platform.”Gartner’s data would indicate that Microsoft faces long odds there. Even if Gartner’s too scared to say it.Image via Flickr/Qfamily IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… markhachman Tags:#PC Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Gartner has finally come out and said it: The PC market is dying.Except it hasn’t said that, quite. But it is, and saying so is really important.The market-research firm predicts a 7.6% decline in PC sales this year, to 315 million units (including desktops and notebooks) from the roughly 341 million PCs sold in 2012. The real knife in the PC’s heart, though, is that Gartner is now finally willing to predict a long-term decline: 302 million PCs in 2014, falling to 272 million in 2017, approaching the sales levels of 2006 and 2007. “While there will be some individuals who retain both a personal PC and a tablet, especially those who use either or both for work and play, most will be satisfied with the experience they get from a tablet as their main computing device,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, in a statement. “As consumers shift their time away from their PC to tablets and smartphones, they will no longer see their PC as a device that they need to replace on a regular basis.”last_img read more

College GameDay Announces That It Will Head To Philadelphia For Temple vs. Notre Dame

first_imgCollege GameDay graphic for Temple vs. Notre Dame.Instagram/American_confComing into the season, Temple looked to be one of the easiest games on Notre Dame’s schedule. Two months later, Temple is 7-0 and a favorite in a very solid AAC conference, and Saturday’s game in Philadelphia is one of the best on the schedule. Now, College GameDay is officially heading to the City of Brotherly Love, making this potentially one of the biggest weekends in Temple football history.We’re coming to Philly! See you Saturday, @Temple_FB and @NDFootball.— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 26, 2015Temple is very [email protected] @Temple_FB @NDFootball— Temple Owls (@TempleOwls) October 26, 2015While we love seeing GameDay at places with a ton of history and classic college football Saturday atmospheres, it is always cool when the show heads somewhere new and unique. Temple certainly fits that bill. The Owls and Fighting Irish kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Notre Dame opens as a 10.5 point favorite in the game.last_img read more

Buckeyes look to bounce back after tough series at Western Michigan

Crunch time. Do or die. Win or go home. Whatever sports cliché you can think of for needing to win, the unranked Ohio State men’s hockey team is at the point of using it. “It’s getting to that time of year where points are really becoming important,” said junior forward Cory Schneider. “The league standings are pretty tight, so this is a huge series for us.” Under the weight of the series, even OSU coach Mark Osiecki jumped onto the cliché bandwagon. “It’s starting to get down to crunch time,” he said, “and people are looking for points.” The Buckeyes have won six of their last eight games — including a sweep of then-No. 7 Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 7–8 — and will look to continue on that track this weekend against No. 8 Notre Dame. The series between Notre Dame (15-8-3, 12-5-1) and OSU (12-9-2, 7-7-2) will be the Buckeyes’ third straight against a team ranked in the top 20. But they aren’t complaining about it. “It’s fun,” Osiecki said. “I think it’s great for our guys.” Osiecki said his players don’t let the tough matchups mess with their heads. “They’re pretty focused,” he said. “You don’t have to say much during the week — they know what’s coming at them.” Osiecki said he also knows that to beat the Fighting Irish, his Buckeyes can’t stray from who they are and begin to worry about the other team. “If we started to worry about what Notre Dame is doing,” he said, “we’re in trouble.” This week’s series is especially important because of the team’s performance against Western Michigan last weekend. The Buckeyes left “that state up north” with a 4-2 loss Friday and a 2-2 tie Saturday, which they clinched, 2-1, in a shootout. Senior forward John Albert said the team didn’t play as well as it should have, despite pulling off a shootout win, but that it shouldn’t dwell on its subpar effort. “We can’t look back at last weekend and be down on ourselves,” he said. Osiecki agreed, focusing on the team’s improved effort Saturday. “We did not play well in the first two periods Friday night. Certainly it was not our best effort,” Osiecki said. “We certainly played a lot better on Saturday.” Osiecki said that rather than focusing on whom they’re playing, the Buckeyes are focusing on how they’re playing leading up to this weekend’s series. OSU will face off against Notre Dame at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Klopp planning to bring some players in summer

first_imgIt was already announced that Naby Keita from RB Leipzig will join Liverpool in the summer as the Reds decided to pay his release clause and signed a new deal with him.However, Jürgen Klopp insisted that this midfielder won’t be the only player who will come to strengthen his squad and he is planning to bring more players when the summer transfer window will begin.The German coach spoke about his transfer plans as he said, according to ESPN:“We already have Naby Keita coming and that is really good and we will probably sign a couple more players because that’s how it is.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We have to strengthen, first of all, the squad. To bring in players who are 200 percent better than the players we already have will be quite difficult, but we still need to do a few things to have more depth in the squad. That is very important.”“We had a weak problem in the winter. Phil left and Adam Lallana was not here then, which would have been a perfect replacement but he was not involved. And then Emre Can disappeared with an injury.”“That was our problem, so we need to prepare as good as possible so that it will not happen again.”last_img read more