Sports CS flags off duo for pre-World Cup tournament

first_img0Shares0000Terming them as the ‘only Kenyans’ at the World Cup, Echesa urged Jadidi Ndakumbi and Myles Muriuki to be good ambassadors of the country at the World Cup.Photo/AMOS ONDIEKINAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 – Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa on Wednesday evening flagged off two teenagers  who will represent the country in the sixth edition of the Football for Friendship (F4F) tournament that will precede the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia.Terming them as the ‘only  Kenyans’ at the World Cup, Echesa urged Jadidi Ndakumbi and Myles Muriuki  to be good ambassadors of the country at the World Cup. “It is unfortunate that I am only meeting you guys this late, I could have loved to have a conversation with you early enough,” Echesa while handing over the flag to the 12-year-olds stated who will leave for Moscow on Thursday night.“As a country we need to have structures that will ensure, the national teams performed batter at all age groups,” the head of the Sports Ministry flanked by Gatundu South Member of National Assembly Moses Kuria offered.In the meantime, Jadidi has been drawn in team ‘Komodo Dragons’ and will be joined by a young footballer from Brazil, Wales, Dominican Republic,  Guinea Bissau and Philippines in the tourney that will be played in around robin format.Jadidi who wants to be a professional football player and whose role model is Belgium’s Heden Hazard says he can’t wait to get to Moscow to showcase his abilities on the field, together with other equally talented juniors.The tournament will bring together 32 International Teams of Friendship athletes of different nationalities, different genders and different physical abilities to play in one team. Photo/AMOS ONDIEKI“I am extremely happy to be part of the of F4F, and of course the opportunity to meet and play with my new teammates. The paring of the teams is in line with the core values of the tournament which includes, making friendship, promoting equality, peace and respect for different cultures and traditions,” Jadidi who is full sponsored by oil merchants  Gazprom ,official partner of FIFA and the World Cup,  told Capital Fm.Myles, who will travel as a young Journalist says he was intrigued by the professional at a tender age after his father bought him a camera, who has been handy in telling his story and also that of his peers at school.“I believe as a journalist, nothing will be suppressed. I want the whole world to know what is happening, In Russia, I will highlight Jadidi’s progress,” Myles said.F4F is supported by 211 countries and regions! For the very first time, young athletes from all parts of the world where football is played will meet on the same field. We live in an age where people all over the world seek to unite behind the principles of equality and respect for each other.The tournament will bring together 32 International Teams of Friendship athletes of different nationalities, different genders and different physical abilities to play in one team.The age of players is 12. Each International mixed Team of Friendship will be trained by Young Coaches – football players of 14-16years from different countries.The tournament will run from 8-15 June 2018 and the youngsters will also have the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the first match pitting host Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki, Stadium in Moscow.-By Amos Abuga-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Datsun India opens pre-bookings for the redi-GO 1.0L AMT

first_imgDatsun India has commenced pre-launch bookings for the much-awaited Datsun redi-GO 1.0L Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) from January 10, 2018.  Customers can now pre-book their Datsun redi-GO 1.0L AMT with a payment Rs 10,000 at all Nissan and Datsun dealerships. Deliveries of these vehicles will commence from January 23, 2018.  Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We keep customers at the heart of everything we do. During the last 20 months, we have launched four variants of Datsun redi-GO to address the changing needs of our customers. With the new redi-GO AMT, we aim to provide consumers with the convenience of city drive at an accessible price and best in class ground clearance, mileage, headroom space, high seating position and attractive design.” The Datsun redi-GO1.0L AMT is powered by Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (iSAT) 1.0L three-cylinder fuel-efficient engine, paired with a five-speed automated transmission. Launched in India in June 2016, the redi-GO is a versatile car that combines the roominess (is this a word we use in product brochure?), agility and efficiency of an urban hatchback with best-in-class ground clearance (185mm) and high seating position. The redi-GO AMT will join the popular line-up that includes redi-GO 0.8L, redi-GO Sport, redi-GO 1.0L and redi-GO GOLD.last_img read more

Dutch ACM Investigates Possible Bunker Cartel

first_imgzoom An investigation has been launched into a possible cartel in the bunker sector in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to the Dutch competition authority.This investigation involves several companies that are active in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, which may have concluded illegal price-fixing agreements, according to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).The Dutch Public Prosecution Service provided ACM with valuable information about the bunker sector coming from the police. That information was one of the reasons to launch this investigation. ACM has already conducted several dawn raids in this sector.Fines for cartel activities imposed on companies can be as high as 40 percent of their combined global turnover. The maximum fine on individuals that have exercised leadership over cartels is EUR 900,000.In the coming months, ACM will assess whether the Dutch Competition Act has indeed been violated by investigating the actual practices in greater detail.last_img read more