Waruru, Onyango gaps tough to fill, admits Nyaudo

first_imgWhile Waruru moved to Sofapaka FC, Onyango has joined Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia.“Filling up those two gaps is not an easy task because they were first team players and performing really well. To be honest it will take a long time but ultimately, I know we can get some good replacements. We already have Masuta (Masita) who has shown promise,” Nyaudo told Capital Sport.The two players directly contributed to 23 goals of the 37 scored by the soldiers in 2017. Waruru was the club’s top scorer with 13 goals and one assist while Onyango scored six goals and provided three assists.It is not the first time that Ulinzi are losing a key player with their 2016 top scorer John Mark Makwatta leaving the club at the end of that season for a stint in Zambia.The soldiers however have managed to pick a few players from within the military ranks and Nyaudo believes they will get decent players to help them improve from their seventh spot finish from last season.Ulinzi Stars forward Sammy Onyango during a past Kenyan Premier League match.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNyaudo, a former Ulinzi Stars and Harambee Stars player was picked to replace Benjamin Nyangweso who was redeployed to other military duties.Nyangweso who led Ulinzi to their fourth league title back in 2010 picked up from Robert Matano at the beginning of last season, but a tough season saw them underperform despite finishing second in 2016. Nyaudo though says he is confident of doing better where his predecessor failed.“It is a tough challenge but in football, that is something that’s welcome every day. We have to work hard as a team and above all have positivity. So far in training we have done well and I look forward to our first game of the season,” the tactician said.The team has been humping up their pre-season at high altitude in Nanyuki and will be in Nairobi over the weekend for friendly matches against Tusker FC and league newcomers Wazito FC. They will also face Posta Rangers in Nakuru in midweek.Ulinzi kick off their season at home to Zoo Kericho on February 2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru celebrates his late equalizer against Gor Mahia during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15- New Ulinzi Stars head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has admitted the gaping holes left by Stephen Waruru and Samuel Onyango will be felt as the team prepares to get its shine back in the new season.Both players resigned from military duty, Waruru having completed nine years at the Nakuru based side while Onyango had been at Ulinzi since moving from Sony Sugar at the beginning of the 2016 season.last_img read more

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Mukumu, Lugari to clash in Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Boys Western Final

first_img0Shares0000Mukumu from Kakamega County eliminated Emanani from Bungoma 3-0 while Lugari also from Kakamega beat home team Kapswokony 3-2 to see the two teams set a date for the anticipated final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBUNGOMA, Kenya, Feb 3 – Mukumu Boys and Lugari Blue Saints set-up a mouth watering clash in the Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Region final to be hosted at the Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma County on Sunday.Mukumu from Kakamega County eliminated Emanani from Bungoma 3-0 while Lugari also from Kakamega, beat home team Kapswokony 3-2 to see the two teams set a date for the anticipated final. Lugari survived a late scare to secure a ticket to the final after Kapswokony pulled back two goals late in the match.Lugari should have gone ahead in the opening quarter hour but they fluffed their chances after Brian Lusamukha blazed over from close range.Lugari overcame a late scare from Kapswony to win 3-2 and qualify to the final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONHowever, the goal final came in the 23rd minute when Denis Atsenga weaved through the Kapswokony defence to slam home past keeper Kibet Haron from close range for the opener.The goal inspired them to surge forward and they got the second in the same fashion through substitute Noel Kipleting in the 41st minute to make sure the scoreline read 2-0.Lugari had to thank their custodian Kevin Mumia who produced back-to-back saves, denying Oliver Kiruto to see his side keep a clean sheet and lead by two goals at half time.Kapswokony were the better team in the final half with Kelvin Tendet pulling one back in the 66th minute before Collins Kiteywo scored the second three minutes to stoppage time.-Mukumu reign supreme-Mukumu Boys player thanking Gor before the match. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONIn the opening semi-final, Mukumu Boys did not disappoint as Brian Chala produced a man of the match performance, notching a brace before Michael Odhiambo completed the rout.Chala who gave the Emanani defence hard times found the opener in the 17th minute when he headed the ball over an on rushing keeper, Samuel Musotsi to enable Mukumu Boys hold a 1-0 lead at half time.Mukumu Boys will face Lugari Blue Saints in the final of the Western Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom. Photo,/GERALD ANDERSONThe second goal for Mukumu Boys came in the in the 65th minute through Chala who unleashed a fine shot from a tight angle for his second goal.Emanani soaked in the pressure, forcing their defence to concede a penalty two minutes later which Michael Odhiambo stepped up to convert for a 3-0 victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea eyeing £34m move for Portugal Euro 2016 star

first_img1 Joao Mario in action for Portugal at Euro 2016 Chelsea have joined Paris Saint-Germain in the chase for Euro 2016-winning Portugal star Joao Mario.The Sporting Lisbon playmaker, 23, shone for Portugal throughout the tournament and is now being tracked by a number of clubs across Europe.Manchester United and Inter Milan have also expressed an interest in Mario but it is PSG and Chelsea who look set to battle it out for his signature.According to Record, Chelsea are prepared to fork out £34m for Mario, who impressed new manager Antonio Conte during the Euros.Mario is not expected back at Sporting until August but could cut short his holidays if either Chelsea or PSG have an offer accepted by the Portuguese club.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U-10 BOYS CONTINUE WINNING STREAK

first_imgFour Masters Under 10’s continue winning streakThere was a great display of football at a large Under 10 footballing blitz which was hosted by Robert Emmett’s GAA Club, Castlefinn on Saturday.Four teams took part in the blitz, Robert Emmett’s, Terman, Naomh Mhuire and Four Masters. The organizers were blessed by the great weather and the full attendance, as under a late summer sun, Robert Emmett’s was filled by Under 10 footballers. Each of the clubs were able to field two teams and the games were all intense, with all young players giving their utmost with a great display of skill, which bodes very well for the future of football in the county.The Four Masters boys, who have been unbeaten throughout the season, faced very stiff competition from all teams but they maintained their composure and their excellent team work to continue their winning streak.Damien Dunnion, Manager Four Masters Under 10’s, commented, “we’re very happy with the performance of the boys today, they really pulled together as a team and with the intensity of the games they had to dig very deep to win through. The boys have certainly matured as they have progressed realizing the benefits of team work. Through their hard work they have remained undefeated in every game they have played this season”.Damien Dunnion, added, “The organization and effort that was put in to ensure this blitz happened was excellent and the skill level shown by all young players from all the clubs certainly bodes well for the future of football”. The final Under 10 blitz is due to take place on Saturday 14th September. Venue is to be confirmed.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U-10 BOYS CONTINUE WINNING STREAK was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:four mastersUnder 10slast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE FAMILY RESOUCE CENTRE HOST FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTS

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Family Resource Centre:PARENTS PLUS – RAPHOE STARTING WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER. SUPPORTING PARENTSHave you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated? Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t?)Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project are now taking names for a Parents Plus 8 week programme.The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers Parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share idea and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential.For further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 074-9145796 or Celine @ Springboard Family Support Project on 074-9173918BABY MASSAGE Baby massaging session for babies 6 months or less begins Friday 7th November for 5 weeks 9:45 – 10:30. There is no cost for this activity.Please bring a towelYOUTH CAFÉ:The Wednesday night Youth Café runs from 7-9pm at €2per week. New members are always welcome. AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME:Tuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;Thursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Parents/guardians of 5th & 6th Class children please note that Tuesday from 4-5pm is now drop-in with activities such as pool, table-tennis etc. Thank you for your continuing support and cooperation.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.HEALTHY WALKSIf you are in and around Raphoe and would like to keep fit; join us on our Healthy walk every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. The group meets in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.SINCERE THANKSRosalind and Frank Mc Brearty would like to extend sincere thanks to all those who generously supported their Tea/Coffee morning on Saturday 18th October at their home, Tullyrap, Raphoe in aid of the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in Kenya, West Africa.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692. The Club are having a Halloween fundraising draw. Lines @ €2 will be available soon. Prizes include a luxury Mark’s & Spencer Voucher, Halloween Hamper and much more. Thank you to Marks & Spencer’s and Lifford Credit union for their recent kindness and generosity. Please support our Draw.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE FAMILY RESOUCE CENTRE HOST FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTS was last modified: October 31st, 2014 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:CommunityDD LocalnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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IBM wants to help with your R&D

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week IBM sees that Engineering and Technology Services unit as an unheralded growth engine. Those R&D-consulting engineers are expected to haul about $1 billion in services contracts in 2005, just three years after the group’s formation. But executives say the group’s real value is that it stimulates lucrative hardware sales – especially in the chip division, which has bet heavily on providing high-end microprocessors for IBM machines and outside clients. The highest-profile work by the E&TS unit, as it is called, is customizing the chips that will run next-generation video-game consoles made by Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. and Sony Corp. E&TS also has a $100 million deal to develop military technology with Raytheon Co. and an alliance to do telecom research with Nortel Networks Corp., which has cut its own staff mightily in recent years. The United Arab Emirates government is paying E&TS $125 million to develop automobile “black boxes” that monitor traffic and automate toll collection. The Pentagon relies on E&TS to ensure a domestic supply of top-tier chips for sensitive military electronics. E&TS people say this is just the beginning of a push to extend the fruits of IBM’s unparalleled research and development efforts – which get nearly $6 billion a year in funding and make IBM the top U.S. patent holder – into such fields as gaming, aerospace, defense and medical devices. It’s also part of CEO Sam Palmisano’s broader goal for IBM to unfurl myriad “business performance transformation” services, in which consultants reshape everything from customer service to managing payroll. Just as those tasks are being shifted to efficient specialists, IBM says, so can researching new technologies and developing new products. “If you’re doing R&D, and if you’re not world-class, then you’d better let it go,” said Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM’s vice president for technical strategy and innovation. Outsourcing or partnering on R&D can be risky. If companies pass off too much design work, they could lose internal expertise and control. And the arrangements require careful discussion about who owns any jointly developed intellectual property. But E&TS wins praise from analysts, who say it appears admirably discreet about its work. And several customers say they jumped at the chance to tap IBM’s engineering prowess. Raytheon signed on before even deciding precisely what the companies would work on together, said Peter Pao, Raytheon’s chief technology officer. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. sought out IBM after hearing about the monster performance of Cell, a new graphics-intensive chip jointly designed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba Corp. Now Mercury plans to tweak Cell chips with IBM’s help for medical-imaging and defense systems. “We knew about Cell, and we made them tell us,” said Craig Lund, Mercury’s chief technology officer. It might not always be so easy to win customers. There are only so many organizations that need such high-end, custom technology. For less complicated projects, there are many competitors, from companies that design application-specific chips to lower-cost offshore service vendors. For instance, India-based Wipro Ltd. has a product-design services group with 10,000 engineers – mostly software experts – and $400 million in annual revenue. Its customers have included almost all of the world’s top telecom equipment providers. “The challenge for IBM is how do they get a significant share of this market,” said analyst Navi Radjou of Forrester Research. “For IBM, this is going to be very nasty.” Radjou suggests that eventually E&TS might benefit from partnering with offshore providers like Wipro. Big Blue’s engineering and patent heft would launch projects, and less expensive developers would help integrate pieces of them. Indeed, Ayan Mukerji, who heads Wipro’s product-engineering business in North America, said he sees “more areas of collaboration rather than competition” with E&TS. But E&TS is unlikely to farm out any of its projects, lest that weaken its blue-chip brand and ties to customers. “It flies against their model,” Radjou said. Another question is whether even a giddily successful E&TS could drive dramatic growth at IBM, simply because of the law of large numbers. IBM’s revenue will be around $93 billion this year, down slightly because of the sale of the PC division to China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. At such heights, to grow even at a modest 5 percent would require finding nearly $5 billion in new sales, the equivalent of an entire Fortune 500 company. “A lot has to go right at the same time for the needle to get moved,” said analyst Richard Petersen of Pacific Crest Securities. “That’s why it’s a tough stock.” Largely because of such sentiment that IBM will be reliable but unspectacular, its shares have dropped 17 percent in 2005, closing Thursday at $82.20. The stock hit a 52-week low of $71.85 in April. While IBM doesn’t quite suggest that E&TS could single-handedly produce blockbuster returns, Satish Gupta, who heads the unit, says the company hasn’t done enough to talk up the group’s opportunity. “The world has changed,” he said. “Collaborations like these are much more crucial to the future of our business.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The setting was a holdover from the days of the robber barons: a grand private club commissioned by J.P. Morgan himself. But the message IBM executives delivered to 30 companies’ technology officers was that many time-honored ways of doing business are long gone. In this “flat world” age of specialized outsourcing, the IBM people argued, companies shouldn’t do too much by themselves. Even research and development work at the heart of what distinguishes businesses from rivals can be opened up and spread around. There was a subtext, of course, about as subtle as the rococo gold swirls on the club’s walls: How about letting IBM do some of that R&D for you? With International Business Machines Corp. trying to shake off pessimists on Wall Street as it heads into a quarterly earnings report today, Big Blue is trying to raise the profile of its 1,400 engineers who help other companies tackle research and development problems. last_img read more

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Dunn and Jonsdottir Pace Bulldogs To Open MVC Preview

first_imgThe Bulldogs wrap play at the MVC Preview on Tuesday for their final round of the fall season. Print Friendly Version Story Links NEWTON, Kan. – Grace Dunn and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir led the Drake University women’s golf team on the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference Preview at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. Monday. “It was good to see us recover from a tough first round. We know we still left some shots out there and are ready to learn from our rounds today and improve tomorrow. We’ll get some rest tonight and be fresh and ready to compete tomorrow,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. The Bulldogs are in ninth-place with a total score of 635 (321-314) and are 11 strokes behind seventh-place Loyola and Illinois State. Host Wichita State leads the 11-team field with a score of 598 (304-294).center_img MVC Preview First Day Results Dunn and Jonsdottir are tied for 25th-place through 36 holes with a score of 157. Dunn started her day by shooting a 79 and then carded a 78. Jonsdottir recorded an 81, but came back to fire a team-best 76 to finish the day strong. Madison Glennie put together a score of 162 (82-80) through two rounds, while Sam Paulak totaled a 165 (79-86). Aimee Gerschke rounded the team’s effort with a 171 (91-80). Senior Brooke Miller, who is playing as an individual, registered a 162 (82-80).last_img read more

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NAOMH CONAILL U13 GIRLS DOMINATE AT HARVEST FAIR BLITZ

first_imgNaomh Conaill U13 GirlsNaomh Conaill U13 Girls yesterday won the Glenties Harvest Fair Blitz.The girls defeated Glenswilly 5.09 to 3.01 in the first game.St.Nauls defeated Glenswilly 1.07 to 0.01. In the final, Naomh Conaill won on a scoreline of 5.08 to 0.01.Captain Tara Black was presented with the Cup by Harvest Fair Committee Member Poggy O Donnell.Naomh Conaill were under the management of Sean Connaughton, Gerard O Donnell, Caroline Boyle Carr, and Poggy ODonnell.NAOMH CONAILL U13 GIRLS DOMINATE AT HARVEST FAIR BLITZ was last modified: September 8th, 2013 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:blitzGLENTIES HARVEST FAIRNaomh Conailllast_img read more

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DANIEL RELIEVED FATHER-IN-LAW DIDN’T HAVE LONG DEATH

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has said he is glad his father-in-law did not suffer a long death.Daniel and MajellaTom Roche passed away last week after suffering a brain haemorrhage following a fall down some stairs at his home in Tenerife.The Donegal singer said his wife Majella and her family are taking some comfort that he didn’t suffer too long. “They are grateful for a lot, especially that he didn’t suffer and didn’t know anything about what happened.“That kind of thing comforts them. Obviously it’s sad and they’re shocked, but they’re glad he had a great life. Once he didn’t suffer that was the main thing,” said the Kincasslagh entertainer.Both Daniel and his wife Majella, who herself in battling breast cancer, sang hymns at Tom’s funeral mass in Las Americas on Friday last.Tom, who was originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was cremated after the mass. His family will host a funeral service for him in Thurles in the New Year.Daniel recalled how he played many games of cards over the summer with Tom and wife Marion.  DANIEL RELIEVED FATHER-IN-LAW DIDN’T HAVE LONG DEATH was last modified: October 20th, 2013 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:daniel o’donnelldeathMajellaTOM ROCHElast_img read more

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Breaking News: Sony Announces Nothing — The a7sIII Saga Continues

first_imgSony stalls on the a7sIII announcement, so we’ll all just keep waiting. However, the successor to the a6500 could be right around the corner.Good afternoon. If you’re like me, you woke up this morning, rolled over and thought to yourself “Will this be the day Sony announces the a7sIII?” — since NAB wrapped this past week. Or was it two weeks ago? I don’t know. But, there was no announcement or information about the upcoming camera releases from Sony. But here we are today with an exciting announcement. Apparently Sony was interviewed by a Russian website on the status of the coveted camera. Here’s what the interview said:Taken from the translated interview from Sony rumors:In order for this camera to become as popular and breakthrough as the A7S and A7SII, serious fundamental improvements must be added to it. My personal opinion is that not all technologies are ready for this. What can be improved in comparison with A7SII?So, it seems like we’ll be waiting a bit longer. On top of this, it also appears that a successor to the a6500 (presumably the a7000) is imminent. So, here we are yet again with no real information. But, in our camera rumors post from this past Winter, our very own Jack Roberts claimed the coveted a7sIII would look something like this:8K up to 60fps.4K up to 480fps.36.4MP full-frame sensor.Dual based ISO.4:2.2.10-bit.Increased battery performance.Improved AI auto-focus.Announced January 2019. I like the part where he says it will be announced in January 2019. Also, 8K up to 60fps. Good stuff, Jack.Anyway, we’ll be updating you all when the news finally rolls in on this much-anticipated new camera.Cover image via StockLite.Looking for more on filmmaking and video production? Check out these articles.The Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic UniverseThe Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Phase TwoTips for Rewriting Your Screenplay Without Starting Completely Over5 Steps for Prioritizing Your Filmmaking Gear InvestmentsIndustry Roundup: Top Destination Jobs for Videographerslast_img read more

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