Chapa Dimba All-Stars pick first win in Spain

first_imgHowever, their girls counterparts were not lucky as they went down 2-0 to a tactical Sant Gabriele in the late kick off played at the same venue.Chapa Dimba Boys team bounced back to beat Sant Gabriele 2-1 and pick their first win in SpainThe boys and girls All Star teams had gone through a two hour light training session in the morning of the match day with their La Liga coaches taking them through ball passing, agility and off the ball movements before heading to their hotel for a six hour rest.Before the game, Enock Wanyama had told Capital Sport that they were geared p to collect their first win especially after watching Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 in a La Liga match at the iconic Camp Nou Stadium.And indeed they did not disappoint as they displayed an improved performance compared to their opening friendly where he blamed the loss for not having gelled as a team.The team put to practice in the game what they were taught in training by possessing the ball, building from the back to see them dominate the midfield.However, a lapse in concentration cost they after a long range shot that was punched away by the custodian was miscued by his defender to hand Sant Gabriele a gift, with their striker effortlessly tapping the ball home for the opener.The Kenyan team restored parity 10 minutes to half time thanks to a Njenga well-connected pass to take the match to 1-1 at the break.Returning for the last half, the boys were not deterred by the freezing weather and looking re-energised, before equalizing and taking the lead through Lual’s effort.The two teams of 17 boys and 15 girls will have a rest day on Tuesday before resuming their sessions on Wednesday.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Barcelona, Spain-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars boys team Enock Wanyama taking on two Sant Gabriele opponents in their second friendly in Barcelona.SALAOU, Spain, May 14 – Benjamin Njenga and Mengistu Lual found the target as the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star boys team came from behind to edge out home team Sant Gabriel 2-1 in their second friendly match hosted under floodlights in Barcelona on Monday night.The result injected a massive boost of confidence for the boys especially after losing their first friendly match 5-3 to Reus last Friday.last_img read more


first_imgFormer 2FM DJ Nikki Hayes has revealed that getting the boot from RTE helped her fall in love with her Donegal boyfriend.Nikki and FrankNikki revealed it was the need to make money after she was ditched by RTE which saw her end up working in Donegal.It was while in Letterkenny that Nikki met Frank Black, a soldier whom she has since become engaged to. Nikki revealed “The only reason I was up there in Letterkenny that night was a one-off. I needed the money, and that’s where we met.”Now Nikki says she thinks Frank is the man for her.“I’ve gone through so much crap with guys, I’ve met some rotten guys.“I know me and Frank have only been together for a year and a half but when it’s right, it’s right,” she aid.   GETTING BOOT FROM RTE HELPED ME FIND FRANK IN LETTERKENNY – DJ NIKKI was last modified: December 9th, 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:2FMfrank blackletterkennynikki hayeslast_img read more

How You Tune In

first_imgStudies on rats have shown there are certain neurons that respond to changes in the background sound (see LiveScience story on MSNBC News).  We humans probably have these, too.  Rather than firing continuously, they search for changes in the auditory landscape that might be of interest: changes in pitch, loudness or duration in single sounds or patterns of sounds.  The work was done by Ellen Covey and a team at the University of Washington and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience.  “The novelty detector neurons seem to act as gatekeepers, Covey and her colleagues conclude, preventing information about unimportant sounds from reaching the brain’s cortex, where higher processing occurs.”  This is how we can ignore unimportant information, even though it may be loud.  It also may play a part in our sense of humor: “Whatever we have just heard allows us to anticipate what will come next, and violations of our predictions are often surprising or humorous.”One of the great mysteries of neuropsychology and of philosophy is the mind-body problem.  We continue to learn about the intricate machinery, the physical and chemical properties of our neurons, but how do these mechanical activities translate into our sensations of the external world?  How does a chain of processes leading to the brain connect us to what is really out there?  How can we be sure that the end of the chain, what is actually closest to us, corresponds to the source of the signal in the external world?  How can our minds choose to focus in on certain sensations around us?    Even the act of raising an arm is a complete mystery.  You can command your arm “Up!” and make it go up, or you can even make it disobey your command or stay still.  Such simple things are really baffling when you think about them.  It is clear that a fantastic array of biological instrumentation is involved, but it also appears hopelessly inadequate to reduce our mental operations to the motions of molecules.  Stories like this can be cause for thoughtful reflection.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Forum highlights largest wind farm in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The general manager of the largest electricity-generating wind farm in Ohio will discuss the science of wind energy, wind turbines, and the myths associated with wind power at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).The Blue Creek Wind Farm, a $600 million project of Avangrid Renewables, was completed in 2012 in Paulding and Van Wert counties, generating electricity to more than 76,000 homes.This forum is part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which utilizes the entire network of engineering resources, equipment manufacturers and suppliers at its disposal to provide complete and cost effective evaluations in power and lighting, water usage, utilities efficiency assessments, water and air discharge and sustainability.Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.The AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting read more

Ronda Rousey signs with WWE

first_imgRead Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers WHAT?!ROWDY @RondaRousey is HERE in Philadelphia at @WWE #RoyalRumble!!! Gin Kings shocker John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding — WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018In a report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the 30-year-old has signed a full-time contract with the WWE, which very well ensures his spot in the promotion’s biggest event at WrestleMania 34 in April.Rousey last fought Amanda Nunes at UFC 2017 back in December 2016 before leaving the mixed martial arts company.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo from WWE.comShe has arrived.Ronda Rousey stole the show in the Royal Rumble on Monday (Manila time) in Philadephia as she came out and sent an ominous message to the top female wrestlers in the company.ADVERTISEMENT The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion showed up after the historic first ever women’s Royal Rumble match just when eventual winner Asuka was going to pick her opponent at WrestleMania 34.Rousey had a staredown with Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte, and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss before shaking the hand of Raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:29Police 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 LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

90% ICC members backed minnows

first_imgIt was not just a persistent and vociferous global demand that forced the International Cricket Council ( ICC) to change its own decision and revert to a 14-team World Cup in 2015. A major reason was that there was a pressing, though silent, pressure from within the ICC that forced,It was not just a persistent and vociferous global demand that forced the International Cricket Council ( ICC) to change its own decision and revert to a 14-team World Cup in 2015. A major reason was that there was a pressing, though silent, pressure from within the ICC that forced it to give minnows another opportunity following their superb performance this year.A top Irish official said that 90 per cent of ICC’s 105 member countries had quietly exerted pressure on the Sharad Pawar-headed world body to allow the Associate countries to compete in the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Also, a threat by the Associates to seek legal opinion against the ICC if it denied them the opportunity could have played a role, though Cricket Ireland (CI) CEO Warren Deutrom would not speculate as to how much that contributed to the final outcome.”From the moment the April decision was made (by the ICC), there was a near unanimous consensus from stakeholders that it needed to be changed. The speed with which the president (Pawar) reinstated the matter for the (Executive) Board’s consideration was ample testament to this,” Deutrom told MAIL TODAY.”And it wasn’t just 90 per cent of the ICC’s member countries that sought a reversal, but also 90 per cent of FICA [Federation of International Cricketers Association] members surveyed and 90 per cent of 17,000 fans surveyed on Cricinfo ,” he revealed.Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.Deutrom disclosed that the Clive Lloydheaded ICC cricket committee, too, had recommended to the chief executives’ panel that the Associate countries should be retained after their superb performance in the 2011 World Cup.”It was also a recommendation of both the ICC Development and cricket committee. I think the ICC Board should be greatly commended for having the courage to review its decision,” he said.advertisementThe ICC chief executives’ committee last week decided not to press for a 10- team World Cup in 2015, following pressure from all around, including possibly a few Test-playing countries.But from the 2019 tournament, the World Cup will be a 10-team affair, with promotion- relegation coming into play for the first time.The top-eight ranked full members, or Test-playing nations, at a given time on the ICC list will automatically qualify while the bottom two places will be filled through a qualifying round. Deutrom, however, did not completely rule out re- opening of the debate later.”On the basis that the original 10- team decision was predicated on minimising one- sided uncompetitive fixtures, it’d appear reasonable to judge whether the Associates should have guaranteed places in 2019 based on their performances in 2015,” he said.”Should there be clearly competitive Associates at that event, as there were this time, it may be prudent to re- open the debate.” Cricket Ireland had the backing of the Irish government, particularly its sports minister, on the World Cup issue, and Deutrom is grateful to the ICC for retaining the tournament format.”I don’t believe there was any one moment or issue that crystallised the decision- making; rather, the ICC Board clearly realised that fairness was the primary consideration. In addition, the Board was about to approve a strategic plan in which meritocratic pathways for its major events were about to be enshrined, which meant that reestablishing the pathway to 2015 was consistent with that vision,” he averred.The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also welcomed the new lifeline for the minnows. “It is wonderful to hear that we have a chance to qualify for the 2015 World Cup. We had felt completely shut out by the earlier decision which seemed like cricket was becoming a closed shop,” said ACB CEO Nasimullah Danish.”For the 2011 World Cup, we came close to qualifying. This time we’ll try again and, even if we do not make it, at least we have the chance to try and we have the hope and excitement that come with the opportunity.”There were reports that the ICC decided to revert to the 14- team format only after a deal with its 36 Associate member countries that the number of participating countries for the World Twenty20 in 2012 and 2014 would remain 12.Deutrom, however, says that the decision was taken only on merit.”My personal feeling is that this ( deal) was never a consideration in the World Cup debate,” he said.last_img read more