Kenya aims for core status, Impala floodlit launched

first_img“I’m satisfied with the way the young team is developing under the tutelage of Friday, but I must make it clear to Kenyans that the team is not there yet, we still have a lot to do.“Our biggest priority in the next World Series season is for the country to remain in the series as a core team,” Muthee said on Wednesday.On the Safaricom 7s, the chairman assured the audit report of the tournament proceeds will be released to the public next month once the organising committee is through with its work in an effort to avoid the controversy over the event’s finances that arose last year. “The committee will sit and we will have the audited accounts presented to the union, we are transparent and once they are done we will publish them.“We have an audit firm of repute which works with us and we must sure that we conform to the international code of accountability,” he assured.Muthee was speaking after the launch of the 31st edition of the Impala Rugby floodlight tournament that will kick off on October 6 to run for the three weekends until October 20.The annual tournament which began in 1982 has attracted 24 teams from local clubs, universities and secondary schools in the event played under floodlights with a Sh200,000 top prize for the winners.The tournament draw will be released on Friday for the event Mean Machine are the defending champions. “The event has strived to have a legacy and reinforce the belief that success can only be built by applying the highest professional standards in how it operates,” said Odour Gangla, the hosting club chairman.Service provider Airtel Kenya presented a Sh4m sponsorship that will go into logistics of that includes installation of an improved lighting system and enhancement of security.The organisers expect to attract about 15,000 rugby enthusiasts over its three weekends duration that will also be streamed live through the club’s website. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, September 26- Kenya have set themselves the modest target of retaining core status in the IRB World Sevens Series during the 2012/2013 season that kicks-off with the Gold Coast 7s in Australia.The country was at risk of losing the cream billing last season as they slumped to 12th with 40 points but with new coach Mike Friday at the helm, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss, Mwangi Muthee, believes the core status will be sustained.Muthee added he was impressed with the progress the former England national team tactician had achieved with the local side particularly after he led the Morans and Shujaa national sides into second and third place at the weekend Safaricom 7s tournament.last_img read more

Photos show Lindsay Lohan slumped in car

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., was photographed less than 48 hours later slumped in the passenger seat of a car. Web site posted the photos Monday, which it said were taken early that morning at a gas station after the 20-year-old actress left the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., with a girlfriend. The photos show Lohan, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, with her mouth open and her eyes shut, apparently asleep. Another photo shows her kneeling on the ground, her back to the camera, apparently before getting into the vehicle. Leslie Sloane Zelnik, Lohan’s publicist, didn’t return repeated phone calls and e-mail messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. Lohan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after her convertible struck a curb in Beverly Hills, and investigators found what they believe is cocaine at the scene, police said. The actress and two other people were riding in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 when it crashed on Sunset Boulevard around 5:30 a.m., Sgt. Mike Foxen said. It appeared Lohan was speeding, Lt. Mitch McCann said at an afternoon news conference. Officers at the scene found a “usable amount” of a drug tentatively identified as cocaine, McCann said. He declined to say where the drug was found other than to say Lohan wasn’t carrying it. Lohan, who spent time at a rehabilitation center earlier this year, was driven in another car to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, McCann said. McCann declined to comment on her blood-alcohol level. He said the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office where Lohan could face more charges, including felonies. Her tentative arraignment date is Aug. 24. Lohan said in January that she had checked into a rehabilitation center for substance abuse treatment. Her publicist confirmed in December that the actress was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. She told Allure magazine during an interview for its May issue that she decided to enter the secluded Wonderland Center at the suggestion of her therapist. Her latest movie, “Georgia Rule,” is in theaters. Her other screen credits include “Mean Girls,” “Bobby,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Freaky Friday.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pisgah Forest Entrance Improvement Options to be Presented

first_imgThe fly-fishing is fabulous. The cycling trails are exceptional, and all of the many others draws to the Pisgah National Forest have led to high traffic volumes and increased congestion in recent years.The N.C. Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Brevard and Transylvania County, will present options to improve the intersection of Asheville Highway and Hendersonville Highway/Pisgah Highway to alleviate congestion and improve traffic flow through the busy area.A new roundabout option has garnered the most support through the early stages of developing this project. A signalized option will also be presented.Both options offer notable traffic improvements over the signal in place now. But the roundabout option would have reduced delays as traffic volumes continue to increase in the future. In addition, the roundabout is more in line with local planning objectives for the Pisgah Forest Neighborhood and offers safer bicycle and pedestrian facilities.A map of the project study area can be found on the NCDOT website.The options will be presented at a drop-in public meeting on Thursday, May 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, Brevard. NCDOT officials will be available to answer questions and receive comments.If area residents are unable to attend the meeting, they will still have a chance to submit comments on the project until June 15.Contact Division 14 Project Engineer Jonathan Woodard at [email protected] for additional information or to submit comments.The project started at a local level over more than a decade. The U.S. 64/N.C. 280 corridor was identified as needing improvement in ago in the Transylvania County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.Less than two years ago the Pisgah Forest Small Area Plan recommended roundabouts at the intersections and improved bicycle and pedestrian improvements.The Land of Sky Rural Planning Organization — which consists of individuals from local governments — and the NCDOT scored the project high in 2016 so it received funding and the go-ahead in 2017.At the meeting, NCDOT will provide auxiliary ads and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jenny Noonkester at (704) 940-4787 or [email protected] as early as possible so arrangements can be made.last_img read more

IPL Live Streaming RCB vs SRH: Watch on Mobile, Hotstar, Jio TV

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on already-qualified table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Thursday with their playoffs chances hanging by a thread.After registering successive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, the Virat Kohli-led RCB are a rejuvenated unit while SRH have been the team to beat this season, having won nine matches out of 12.RCB are still languishing at the second last position on the table, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points.RCB lost seven of their 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround have rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the play-offs albeit some other results also going their way.Kohli has led from the front with 514 runs in 12 games. AB de Villiers (358 runs) is next to him, although he has played two games less than the Indian captain.RCB’s bowling is spearheaded by India pacer Umesh Yadav who has looked in inspired form this term.Umesh has delivered for the team, taking 17 wickets so far.Coming to the away side, SRH depend quite a lot on opener Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (544 runs) for inspiration.Williamson has been a top leader since David Warner was ruled out of the IPL due to his role in the ball tampering incident.What time is RCB vs SRH?The game starts at 8PM IST on May 17 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2018 Live Streaming on?advertisementStar Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telegu). Live streaming will be available on is the IPL match Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?The 51th match of the IPL will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore from 8 PM IST.Where will the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad be played?The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad from our live blog on to watch IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on Airtel TV and JioTV Apps?You have to download the applications and sign in and you can watch the matches for free.What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?RCB: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel (WK), Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.SRH: Kane Williamson (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan.last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton agree Ezequiel Schelotto can leave after summit

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton agree Ezequiel Schelotto can leave after summitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton have made Ezequiel Schelotto available for the January market.TMW says Schelotto and his agents met with Brighton yesterday where it was agreed he could leave this month.The wing-back, however, has been informed Brighton only want him to leave on-loan rather than an outright sale.A return to Italy is being mooted where SPAL are keen.Schelotto, 29, moved to Brighton 18 months ago from Sporting CP. last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd U23 coach Wood: Brandon Williams must learn from red card

first_imgMan Utd U23 coach Wood: Brandon Williams must learn from red cardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Under-23s boss Neil Wood says Brandon Williams must learn from his red card in victory over Fulham.Williams is the Under-23s’ captain but his evening at Leigh Sports Village ended disappointingly as he was shown a second yellow card for a mistimed challenge in the closing stages.The 18-year-old had earlier been booked after an altercation with Fulham striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale and Wood said he needs to learn from his mistake.”He was really good [up until the sending off],” Wood told the Manchester Evening News. “He’s got a red card, a one-game ban and his little retaliation, he’s going to have to learn.”He had a little flare-up with the lad (Taylor-Crossdale) earlier and got his first caution, but it’s something he’s going to have to learn from. He’s old enough and mature enough to know he let himself down a little bit but I’m sure he’ll learn from the experience.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd post scout to watch Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias

first_imgMan Utd post scout to watch Benfica centre-back Ruben Diasby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United remain interested in Benfica’s young centre-back Ruben Dias.Record says AC Milan, Wolves and United are among clubs that have been identified as possible destinations for Dias.And United have posted a scout to Portugal to study the Benfica defender.Dias is regarded highly across Europe, but chose remain with Benfica this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Notley slams Opposition tax idea says Kenney thinks Robin Hood scary movie

first_imgCALGARY – Premier Rachel Notley says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is pitching policies so advantageous to the rich and so punishing to the poor that he must think Robin Hood is a terrifying cautionary tale.“It’s quite ironic. It’s quite rich,” Notley said in Calgary on Thursday.“You’ve got Jason Kenney releasing a policy platform that would suggest that we take $700 million to $800 million (and) give them back to the richest Albertans at the same time that he’s bemoaning protecting the basic wages of the most vulnerable.“I swear to God, if Jason Kenney was in the theatre 40 years ago watching ‘Robin Hood’ he was the only kid there that actually thought it was a scary movie.”Kenney’s new United Conservative Party is hashing out its policy platform. It has released preliminary ideas that include ending Alberta’s progressive income tax, brought in by Notley’s NDP in 2015, and returning to the 10 per cent flat tax of the former Progressive Conservative government.Under current rules, anyone making less than $126,000 a year pays the 10 per cent. The rate goes up progressively on higher incomes.Kenney’s team stressed that nothing is set in stone.“Jason has committed from Day 1 to grassroots policy development, and feedback on the discussion document drafted by the policy committee is the first phase,” said United Conservative spokeswoman Annie Dormuth in an emailed statement.“Members are currently sharing their feedback with the document, and the leader is letting that process play out.”Notley made the comments as she weighed in on media stories in Calgary about the viability of restaurants.Some owners are shutting their doors and blaming NDP policies such as a minimum wage increase and changes to statutory holiday pay.Notley said food service is a traditionally volatile industry and that, overall, restaurant openings are up, sales receipts are up and restaurant employment is growing.“Globally, we’re seeing growth in that particular industry as well as generally amongst small businesses and retail sectors that are impacted by minimum wage,” said Notley.Under her government, Alberta has raised Alberta’s minimum wage every year — from $10.20 an hour in 2015 to the current level of $13.60. It is to increase to $15 this fall.Notley also said she questions any restaurant that serves high-end food while fighting a fair wage to staff who may otherwise have to rely on charity to make ends meet.“Anyone that has a business model that involves walking an $85 steak to a table of the much-beloved customer, but having the person who is walking that steak over have to then stop at the food bank on the way home — that is not a business model that I think in the long term is designed to succeed.”Kenney has expressed concerns about the minimum wage and said business leaders have warned it could hike operating costs to the point businesses close.But at a United Conservative leadership debate last September, Kenney disagreed with candidate Doug Schweitzer’s pledge to roll back the minimum wage.“Promising hundreds of thousands of people that you are going to cut their wages is not the winning formula for an election,” said Kenney at the time.last_img read more

Ontario government to halt minimum wage hike set to kick in next

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government said it will halt a planned increase to minimum wage that was scheduled to kick in next year, following up on a promise made during the spring election campaign.Labour Minister Laurie Scott said Wednesday the minimum wage will remain at $14 an hour rather than rising to $15 as planned by the previous Liberal government.The minister would not say whether the minimum wage would eventually go up, saying only that the government was conducting consultations on the issue.Ontario’s minimum wage increased from $11.60 to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, drawing complaints from businesses and prompting some to raise prices and cut staff hours and employee benefits.“The increase of 20 per cent this year was a lot for businesses to absorb so we’re putting a pause on the minimum wage,” Scott said.“What we’re doing is that businesses have the chance to catch up but we’re also helping the low-income people in Ontario with tax breaks,” the minister said, though she could not say when those measures would roll out.She also said the government was reviewing the labour reform legislation brought in by the Liberals, which included the wage increase. Some business groups opposed changes in the law and have asked the government to repeal parts of it.Scott said the province would likely make a decision on the fate of those reforms sometime this fall.Premier Doug Ford vowed during the election campaign to eliminate provincial income tax for anyone earning minimum wage.He had previously proposed to scrap the tax for anyone taking home less than $30,000 a year.At the time, an independent economic analysis showed low-income workers would benefit more from a higher minimum wage than lower taxes, because the wage hike would bring more money than a tax cut would save them.Critics said the government’s decision to stall the wage hike will hurt the very people it claims to champion.“The premier talked a good game about being for the working person, he certainly doesn’t seem to be for the working person,” NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said.“It’s a government that doesn’t understand that wages are something that help people to build a good life.”Earlier Wednesday, the government also announced it was reducing premium rates for employers by close to 30 per cent after the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board eliminated its unfunded liability, which is the shortfall between the money needed to pay future benefits and the amount in the insurance fund.The province’s auditor general warned in 2009 that the shortfall could put the board in a position where it could not meet its obligations to workers. Most of the work to pay down the unfunded liability was done while the Liberals were in power.last_img read more

Hasnt campaigned with federal leader NDPs Notley says her focus on Alberta

first_imgNotley said the Kenney-Scheer rally makes her wonder if Kenney iseven interested in standing up for Albertans.She questioned whether he’s trying to get back into the ring inOttawa for his own political purposes.Notley said her job is to stand up for the people of Albertarather than align with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.“As you know, I don’t necessarily agree with the leader of ourfederal party as far as how that connects with the matter ofpipelines,” she said. “So, no, we are not going to campaigntogether because we have two very different opinions on the issue.” CALGARY, AB – Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn’tcampaigned with the federal party leader because her focus is onwhat’s best for the province _ including pipelines.During a campaign stop in Calgary today, Notley was asked about aThursday rally with federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer andAlberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney.They attacked what they call the “Notley-Trudeau alliance.”last_img read more