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Starlets’ second Cup of Nations hopes dashed

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players line up before their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, June 9 – Harambee Starlets’ hopes of qualifying for a second consecutive Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) were dashed after the Kenyan team lost 2-0 away to Equatorial Guinea in the return leg hosted in Malabo.Starlets had put themselves on an advantage point after having a slim lead thanks to their 2-1 win in the first leg played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kenya on Wednesday. Kenya will now hope the appeal they filed against Equatorial Guinea falls on their favour for them to head to Ghana for a back-to-back participation in the largest competition in Africa when this year’s edition will be held in November.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) filed a case to the continental football body CAF against Equatorial Guinea for fielding ineligible players during their 2018 AWCON qualification first leg second round clash staged at the Kenyatta Stadium.In a letter addressed to the continental body, FKF claims the visiting team fielding two ineligible players in Celestine Basecu and Annette Msomo both who are Cameroonians with another player in Luz Obono having not been registered for the match.Should the team be found guilty of the said allegations, stiff punishment might follow from the continental body after the team was expelled from the 2019 World Cup qualification process for fielding 10 ineligible players.As well as missing the 2019 Women’s World Cup and the following year’s Olympic Games qualifiers, Equatorial Guinea were due to be banned from the next two Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2018 and 2020 but the ban was lifted at a CAF emergency committee meeting in Morocco late last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Split loyalty for Klopp ahead of Dortmund-Schalke derby

first_img“This is the craziest situation in my life,” Klopp admitted recently at an event in Dortmund.“I am 100 percent black-and-yellow (for Dortmund), but now my best friend is the Schalke coach.“I still don’t know what to make of that.”Wagner, 48, a former Schalke player, fully understands the significance of the fixture having spent four years coaching Dortmund’s reserves, working alongside Klopp, before steering Huddersfield Town to the Premier League, then returning to Germany to take charge of the Royal Blues this season.“At Dortmund, they called me ‘Schalker’ for at least the first six months. I know what the derby means to everyone,” Wagner admitted with a grin.Dortmund expect to have playmaker and captain Marco Reus, who hit the winner in last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach, back from illness, but striker Paco Alcacer remains sidelined by a calf injury.Either club could potentially go above table-topping Moenchengladbach with fourth-placed Dortmund just a point behind and Schalke, in seventh spot, trailing the leaders by two points.– ‘No ordinary match’ –England winger Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring the winner in Dortmund’s 2-1 win against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen last December © dpa/AFP/File / Ina FassbenderHonours were even in last season’s explosive derbies.England winger Jadon Sancho, who was dropped for last weekend’s victory over Gladbach after returning late from international duty, scored the winner as Dortmund won 2-1 in Gelsenkirchen last December.Schalke returned the favour in April when Dortmund had captain Marco Reus and defender Marcus Wolf sent off in a 4-2 defeat, which effectively ended their team’s title hopes, as Schalke picked up a key win to stave off relegation under Wagner’s predecessor Huub Stevens.This season, Schalke are a work in progress, following up a shock 3-1 win at title-contender Leipzig with a draw against Cologne, then defeat last weekend to mid-table Hoffenheim.Their playmaker Amine Harit is one to watch as is England Under-21 right back Jonjoe Kenny, on-loan from Everton.“I have experiences in this type of fixture from playing in the Merseyside derby for Everton against Liverpool,” Kenny said.“I know what the fans expect from us, and how hard we need to work.“You can tell when there’s a derby around the corner and that it’s no ordinary match.”In the wake of a lacklustre 2-0 midweek defeat at Inter Milan in the Champions League, Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has the extra pressure of media speculation that Jose Mourinho is waiting to take charge if the Swiss is fired.Favre has said he is “not okay” with the rumours and sporting director Michael Zorc insisted there are no such discussions among senior club figures as “we are happy that we have Lucien Favre.”0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus (R) is shown his team’s first of two red cards in April’s derby when Schalke ran out 4-2 winners © AFP/File / INA FASSBENDERBERLIN, Germany, Oct 25 – Even former-Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp admits he has split loyalty for Saturday’s hotly anticipated Ruhr Derby with both Schalke and arch-rivals Dortmund capable of going top of the Bundesliga.The current Liverpool boss led Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, yet is torn over this weekend’s match in Gelsenkirchen with close friend David Wagner now head coach of the hosts.last_img read more

Five reasons why West Ham WILL qualify for the Champions League

first_img 5. Hopes of FA Cup glory can keep them on track in the Premier League – Click the right arrow above to see why West Ham can qualify for the Champions League… – One game away from a Wembley semi-final with Everton, West Ham have the opportunity to win silverware in their final season at Upton Park. To show off the famous trophy on the pitch to a packed stadium after an open topped tour of east London would be the perfect way to leave the place which has been their home for 112 years. A replay with Manchester United comes between a clash against Premier League leaders Leicester City and a London derby with Arsenal, which should get every player and fan fired up. If they make it past the Red Devils we wouldn’t put it past them to storm into the final leg of their campaign and push Man City, Man United and Arsenal hard for a spot in the top four. 5 5 5 As the season approaches it’s curtain call, Manchester United, Arsenal and Man City are all fighting it out for a spot in the top four.That’s sounds pretty par for the course, but one of them is likely to miss out with Leicester City and Tottenham sitting in the top two.And coming hard on the outside, West Ham have an excellent chance of making two of those three clubs fail to qualify for the Champions League.It was a season which started fairly ignominiously as the Hammers crashed out of the Europa League qualifying stages to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu, after scraping past Maltese outfit Birkirkara.Those performances are well in the past though and Slaven Bilic’s side are slugging it out with the Premier League’s elite as they look to leave the Boelyn Ground with a bang.Sitting fifth with eight games to go and just four points off third spot it’s all to play for.So why will West Ham finish in the top four? Click the right arrow above to see our top five reasons… 4. Arsenal and Manchester City are out of form while Man United are unreliable – If the Hammers sneak into the top four there is a good chance it will be in place of one of the three teams above. The Gunners have only won three of their last ten in all competitions, the Citizens have only won two in the same amount of time, while the Red Devils have claimed five victories in ten. The Hammers, meanwhile, have only lost one match and beaten high-flying Tottenham. If they maintain this form they will sneak into the qualifying spots. 2. Players are returning from injury – The Hammers have shown some real mettle in recent weeks given their recent injury problems and Slaven Bilic has also shown tactical nous to combat the issue too. With several defenders in the treatment room and no available senior right-back, the Croatian switch to back-three as they down fierce rivals Spurs. Now, though, players are returning to fitness and will soon – in theory – be getting back to their best. Manuel Lanzini is beginning to show his top form, along with Payet, while the returns of James Collins and James Tomkins will put West Ham at full strength and ready for the run-in. 5 1. Dimitri Payet – One of the signings of the summer, for sure, Payet has East Londoners hanging on his every caress of the football. The stocky attacking midfielder eight goals and eight assists don’t quite tell the full story. This season, whatever the Frenchman has pulled from his ‘sac magique’ has wowed his audience and, more importantly, has Hammers fans believing their side can mix it with the big boys. Hooked from the moment he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly with Southend. The 28-year-old’s performances are inspiring his team-mates and supporters. If he can keep his displays at the highest level then West Ham could well be playing Champions League football in the Olympic Stadium next season. 5 3. Cheikhou Kouyate is one of the Premier League’s underrated stars – Midfielder Kouyate has proved a superb acquisition from Anderlecht since his move to east London in 2014. The £7m fee has proved to be one of the best bits of business by a Premier League sides in recent memory and if he can continue to dominate for the Hammers they could find themselves qualifying for the Champions League – a competition where the Senegalese has already racked up 12 appearances. Kouyate is an excellent all-round player and has made more tackles per game than any other Hammer, while his showings against Tottenham and Chelsea in recent weeks highlight his ability. last_img read more

THE DAY THE HONDA 50s WILL HEAD WEST FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

first_imgIf you happen to see a line of Honda 50s across West Donegal on March 18th, you aren’t still hungover from St Patrick’s Day.That’s because a very special bike run is being organised to raise funds for the Naoinra in Loughanure and Park House Day Care Centre in Dungloe.The bikers will leave Casadh na tSugan while vintage cars will be shown at Moore’s Shop. On the day there will also be a disco for younger people form 4 to 6pm and another disco for adults from 9pm until late.Food and refreshments will also be served on the day.The entry fee for bikers will be €20 and donations will also be gratefully accepted.For further information contact Brid Sweeney on 087 7705582.  THE DAY THE HONDA 50s WILL HEAD WEST FOR A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: March 15th, 2012 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:dungloeHonda 50Loughanurevintage carslast_img read more

Donegal Councillor tells Spanish students – ‘Don’t become politicians, become revolutionaries’

first_imgIndependent Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has given a group of Spanish students some passionate encouragement for their future endeavours. The Glenties Councillor this week welcomed teachers and students from the Sant Salvador school in Artà, Mallorca, to the community.The students are visiting Ireland with their teachers Tofol Massanet and Pere Riutort as part of an exchange program with Pobalscoil na Rosann. Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig and District Area Manager Eamonn Brown outlined the workings of the council to the students. Mac Giolla Easbuig then took the opportunity to encourage the young visitors to consider the pursuit of activism in their future careers.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “I also talked about why I decided to become a councillor and how important programmes like these are and the importance of international solidarity with working class people from other countries, especially at a time when we see all across Europe the rise of right-wing moment.“I talked about the importance of challenging fascism and capitalism and how I only see these ideologies been challenged through progress socialist movement. “The students were asked had any of them any interest in politics or to become a politician and my advice to them was don’t become a politician,  become a revolutionary.” Donegal Councillor tells Spanish students – ‘Don’t become politicians, become revolutionaries’ was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 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:Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuiglast_img read more

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant among top NBA All-Star game vote-getters

first_imgLeBron James of the … Stephen Curry leads all Western Conference guards in the early returns of fans voting for the 2019 All-Star Game, and his Warriors teammate Kevin Durant is third among frontcourt players, the league announced Thursday.Meanwhile, Klay Thompson (fifth among guards) and Draymond Green (ninth among frontcourt players) predictably face longer odds of being voted in by the fans, whose votes count for 50 percent of the vote to determine who’ll start in the 68th All-Star Game.last_img

Decrease in infant mortality in South Africa

first_imgThere has been a marked decrease in child mortality rates in South Africa, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), which says this is indicative of improved child health in the country.From 2001 to 2014, severe malnutrition rates among under-fives dropped from 12.5 per 1 000 children to 4.5 per 1 000 children.There has been a marked decrease in child mortality rates in South Africa, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), which says this is indicative of improved child health in the country.The IRR made this finding in its latest South Africa Survey, published this month. The institute is a classically liberal think-tank.It found that the under-five mortality rate had declined from 77.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 45.1 deaths per 1 000 live births deaths in 2015. The institute also found that deaths of infants under one year of age declined from 51.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2002 to 34. 4 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2015.According to the IRR, poor access to health care services, especially immunisation programmes; malnutrition; and poor living conditions were three of the leading contributors to child deaths.It found that:Immunisation rates had steadily increased in South Africa. In 2001, 67% of children under one year of age were immunised. This increased to 89.8% in 2014.The rollout of social grants had probably contributed to preventing child deaths. Social grant beneficiaries as a percentage of the total national population increased from 9% in 2001 to 30% in 2015. This had undoubtedly contributed to raising living standards.From 2001 to 2014, severe malnutrition rates among under-fives dropped from 12.5 per 1 000 children to 4.5 per 1 000 children.“Although these figures are encouraging, South Africa still has a high infant mortality rate, especially compared to other emerging markets and the developed world,” said IRR analyst Gerbrandt van Heerden.“Data from the World Bank shows that the under-five mortality rate in Germany was 3.9 deaths for every 1 000 live births. Therefore, South African policymakers still have some way to go in ensuring that our child health indicators reach global norms. Better public health care services are part of the solution but rising economic growth and employment levels will do just as much, if not more, to improve the conditions of South Africa’s children.”The South Africa Survey has been published annually by the IRR since 1948 in the interests of advancing fact-based policy making.Source: Institute of Race Relationslast_img read more

Lazyfeed Implements RSSCloud/PubSubHubBub for “Real Real Time”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts center_img jolie odell In an email today, Lazyfeed cofounder and CEO Ethan Gahng informed us that the RSS reader is now supporting both RSSCloud and PubSubHubBub protocols, allowing for real-time integration of WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, and Feedburner content.“Our internal tests show that the service has actually become significantly faster,” Gahng wrote. “Now some content from as recent as several seconds ago is being notified through Lazyfeed.”Lazyfeed is a feed reader intended for the ever-growing market of, as we wrote previously, “those of us who are too lazy for RSS feeds but still in the market for real-time, personalized blog searches.” Internally, we’ve found the site incredibly useful. “To be frank, it’s been so useful in churning up news items that I’ve been hesitant to discuss it publicly,” Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote in a recent post.Just a few days ago, we wrote about Lazyfeed’s announcing support for RSSCloud. Lazyfeed was the first feed reader after RSSCloud creator Dave Winer’s own software called River2 to support the new protocol, which added a real-time element to RSS feeds from, among other sources, WordPress blogs.Additional implementation of PubSubHubBub allows for real-time content from Atom feeds, including Typepad blogs, Blogger blogs, and Feedburner content. “It is now really like an instant messenger, ” wrote Gahng in a blog post.Gahng went on to discuss the issue of real-time Feedburner content, saying, “It seems that Feedburner itself is not real-time. Right now, all content from Feedburner-hosted blogs is not being collected in real time. It seems that the feed is updated several minutes after the actual post is published.He further suggested a “relay of two real-time notifications” between a blog and the Feedburner server through either of the real-time feed protocols. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Are You Something More Than a Vendor?

first_imgYour clients are either going to believe that you are their strategic partner or that you are their vendor. You determine which of these categories they put you in by your behavior, your actions.If you behave like you are a vendor, then you are going to be treated like a vendor. If you behave like you are their strategic partner, you are going to be treated like you are something much more than a vendor. But it starts and ends with you.Transactional Behavior, Transactional RelationshipIf you treat your clients business like a series of transactions, they will treat your relationship like a transaction, too. They’ll focus on price. They’ll share their spending across other vendors. They won’t take your calls.By never creating anything more than a transactional level of value, you’ll never capture any real value. You’ll never command your client’s wallet share.Value Creating Behavior, Strategic PartnerIf you act like you are your client’s strategic partner, owning your share of the outcomes that you sell, bringing them new ideas, working the relationships within their company to find new ways to create value, they’ll treat you like you are their strategic partner.By taking the actions that a strategic partner would take, you create more value for your client. And by doing so, you capture more value yourself in the way of mind share, wallet share, and profit. They treat you like you are strategic, not transactional.The way your clients perceive you, the way they treat you, is based on the way you behave. You can’t wait for them to treat you like the strategic partner you want to be before you start behaving that way. You are going to get back what you put out. You have to go first.QuestionsWhat set of actions make your relationships transactional?What actions make your relationships strategic?How do you become your client’s strategic partner when the relationship begins as something less than that, like a series of transactions?Why do you have to go first and behave the way you want to be treated? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more