Kenyan club boosts hopes of creating CAF Champions League history

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Gor Mahia could become the first Kenyan club to reach the CAF Champions League group phase after defeating Lobi Stars of Nigeria 3-1 on Sunday in a 2018/2019 round-of-30 first leg.It was a better-than-expected result for the Nairobi outfit after they struggled to overcome Nyasa Big Bullets of Malawi in the preliminary round, scraping through on penalties.The overall outcome could hinge on whether Gor can score an away goal in Nigeria this Saturday to cancel the one Lobi snatched in east Africa.Kenyan clubs have failed to reach the group stage since its introduction in 1997, but Gor came close last year by losing 1-0 overall to eventual champions Esperance of Tunisia.Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge gave Gor a sixth-minute lead in Nairobi that Samuel Onyango increased midway through the first half.Samuel Kadiri pulled one goal back for Lobi only for Onyango to net again before half-time with the last goal of the match.Five former winners of the competition were in action and four won at home while the other drew away.V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 1973 champions, look set for the group stage after hammering minnows Bantu of Lesotho 4-1 in Kinshasa.Jean-Marc Makusu, runner-up in the CAF Confederation Golden Boot race last season with 11 goals, bagged a brace for the Congolese. Tunisians Club Africain, who were African champions 27 years ago, came from behind to defeat Al Hilal of Sudan 3-1 in the Tunis suburb of Rades.The hosts had the narrowest of leads until Oussema Darragi scored a potentially crucial third goal one minute into stoppage time.Ismaily, whose 1969 triumph was the first in the competition by an Egyptian club, won 2-0 at home to Coton Sport of Cameroon with Baher el Mohamadi and Karim Bambo scoring.Five-time African champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo managed only a 1-0 win over Zambian club Zesco United in Lubumbashi with an early Jackson Muleka goal separating the sides.Mamelodi Sundowns, who two years ago became the second South African winners of the Champions League, drew 0-0 away to Al Ahly Benghazi of Libya in Cairo.Benghazi were forced to move the fixture to the Egyptian capital because of militia violence in their country.AS Otoho of Congo Brazzaville, who shocked 2018 semi-finalists Primeiro Agosto of Angola in the preliminary round, were held 1-1 at home by FC Platinum of Zimbabwe.Mamane Cisse gave the hosts an 18th-minute lead in the northern town of Owando and Lameck Namho levelled three minutes after half-time.The 15 second legs are scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday while defending champions Esperance of Tunisia received a bye into the December 28 group draw.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

A Vigil Against Hate

first_imgRED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

FAILTE IRELAND TO PUSH DONEGAL FOR REMAINING WEEKS OF SUMMER SEASON

first_imgThe head of the tourism industry for the North West has promised that Donegal will receive a huge push in the coming weeks.It follows reports that the county’s tourism industry is suffering a very poor season.However Paul McLoone, Head of Operations for Failte Ireland in the North West, says the season has been similar to other years. “We will push Donegal for the next three weeks on both national radio and on television to let people see what we have to offer.“This season is no different to last season and the figures are more or less the same.“It is a very difficult market considering the economic conditions but those within the tourism industry are working very hard at attracting visitors to the area,” he said.Ends FAILTE IRELAND TO PUSH DONEGAL FOR REMAINING WEEKS OF SUMMER SEASON was last modified: August 18th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Softball Opens 2018 Season with 11-0 Win Over Green Bay

first_img Live Stats Freshman Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) relieved Newman in the fifth inning. Timmons allowed runners to reach second and third base with one out, but the freshman dug in and punched out the next two hitters to seal the win. Story Links At the plate, the Bulldogs had 5 team hits, but drew 13 walks and struck out just twice. Junior Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) finished with a double, two runs scored and three runs batted in. Junior Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) drove in a pair of runs while junior Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) stole two bases and drew two walks. Five Bulldogs drew two walks each. Preview Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.), who missed nearly all of 2017 for Drake (1-0) due to injury, was dominant in her return to the circle. Newman pitched four innings, allowed just one hit and two walks and struck out nine Green Bay (0-1) batters. Newman allowed a leadoff double in the third but proceeded to strike out the side and work around her only hit allowed. In the fourth, the Bulldogs scored six runs, the final three courtesy of Frank’s bases-clearing double, to stake an 11-0 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Newman battled some control problems with two walks and a wild pitch to put runners on second and third. However, she struck out the final batter to escape the jam. vs. Green Bay 2/10/2018 – 2:45 PM Newman struck out two in her first inning of work. In the second, Frank and Wright drew back-to-back walks and after Smith’s flyout, the two had a double steal to get in scoring position. Maddox then drove in Frank to push the lead to 5-0. Drake batted around in the first frame, scoring four runs on just two hits, but they took five walks. Senior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) drove in the first run of the year with an RBI single, senior Kailee Smith’s (Murrieta, Calif.) sacrifice fly drove in the second run, Pena’s single scored Wright and Schlotzhauer drew a bases loaded walk for the fourth run. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team opened the 2018 season with an 11-0 win over Green Bay in five innings Friday night at the annual UNI Dome Classic. Green Bay PDF Box Score The Bulldogs will play the Phoenix again Saturday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. followed by a 7:15 p.m. matchup against South Dakota State. Drake closes tournament Sunday with games against Southeast Missouri State and UMKC at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Klay Thompson expected to play vs. Lakers

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers (5:30 pm PT, ABC) after missing Thursday’s loss against Philadelphia with an unspecified illness.“He’s feeling better,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who spoke to Thompson at the Warriors’ practice facility on Saturday morning. “He said he’s going to play. We’ll give him a chance to warm up and see how he feels, but he looks good.”Thompson was in the Warriors’ locker room before …last_img read more

Why A’s threw a party for Joakim Soria

first_imgST. LOUIS — Replete with a cake bearing the Mexican flag and his record number, the Oakland A’s honored reliever Joakim Soria on Wednesday for achieving a milestone among Mexican-born pitchers. Soria pitched an inning of relief Tuesday night in the A’s 7-3 victory over the Cardinals – the 647th appearance of his career and most-ever by a Mexican-born pitcher.“You have to be healthy. You have to be in the big leagues. You have to perform,” Soria said in explaining the mark. “You have to be in …last_img read more

NCS D-V championship preview: No. 2 Del Norte faces toughest test of season against No. 1 Encinal

first_imgIt takes a meteorologist to predict the rain and cold weather slated to soak the Hayward area Saturday night.It doesn’t take a genius to predict what the Warriors will do — and that’s run the ball.No. 2 Del Norte will face No. 1 Encinal Saturday night at 7 p.m. with a North Coast Section Division 5 championship on the line. Saturday will mark the first time Del Norte has competed in a section title game in program history.A soggy field and a stout defense await the Warriors at Hayward High, …last_img read more

How to Integrate Your Ruby on Rails Application With Google Apps and the Apps Marketplace

first_imgTags:#hack#How To Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Vincent Van Gemert and the Floorplanner team ran into a few stumbling blocks while preparing their product for the Google Apps Market. “We found out that a lot of people were struggling with the existing Rails libraries and the OAuth authorization method,” Van Gemert wrote. That’s why Van Gemert created a guide for integrating Ruby on Rails applications with Google Apps and the Apps Marketplace, which Google has published on its Apps Developer Blog.Van Gemert’s guide covers:The initial setupRails libraries and OpenIDUsing the Google Data APIsAlthough this guide is Google specific, learning more about oAuth is a great idea if you want to start offering your projects through web-based app stores. Related Posts last_img read more

Jerie Pingoy shows best form since ankle injury

first_img“I will still do what coach wants me to do. I just hope this game of mine will continue,” he said. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PBA IMAGESFor Jerie Pingoy, it almost felt like a throwback of sorts.With his team’s fate on his hands once again, the former UAAP Juniors Most Valuable Player did what he does best: deliver the goods.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Admittedly still groping for form after undergoing surgery back in December, Pingoy’s aim in the PBA D-League may be a little different from the team’s collective goal.“I wanted to prove that I still can contribute even if I came off of an injury. I wanted to show that I still deserve to play,” he said.But Pingoy tries his earnest to not veer away too much from the team’s mission as Akari-Adamson prepares for the upcoming UAAP season later this year.“I just play my role. We don’t have a star player here, so we just try to help each other out,” he said as he seeks to follow the lead of top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi and recently-graduated guard Robbie Manalang.Pingoy, though, remains committed to the system of coach Franz Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I really wanted the game today,” he said.Finally putting his left ankle injury behind, the Cebuano guard drilled three consecutive treys in the final 2:03 which broke the back of Batangas-EAC to deliver the 89-79 victory for Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EACThat late flurry capped off his 6-of-9 shooting from downtown en route to 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals in the win — his best showing in the developmental league to date. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

10 months agoLille inform Chelsea, PSG they’re ready to sell Thiago Mendes

first_imgLille inform Chelsea, PSG they’re ready to sell Thiago Mendesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille have informed Chelsea they’re prepared to sell Thiago Mendes next month.Last summer, Chelsea asked Lille to keep them informed of the Brazilian’s situation with the view to bringing him to England.RMC says Lille have told suitors they’re prepared to sell Thiago Mendes in January.Chelsea are in contact, along with Wolfsburg and Schalke 04.PSG are also interested in the midfielder, who they see as a replacement for contract rebel Adrien Rabiot. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more