Zanzibar reach Cecafa Cup semis

first_imgRwanda took the lead in the 18th minute when Innocent Nshuti connected a Fitina Omborenga right cross to hit a low shot into the side netting.Daniel Lyanda put Tanzania on level terms ten minutes when he rose above the Rwandan defence to head in the equaliser.However substitute Abeddy Biramahire killed off any Tanzanian resistance when he scored the winning goals in the 65th minute to ensure Rwanda’s first win in the championships.Rwanda coach Antoine Hey has stated he is merely using the Cecafa Challenge Cup to prepare his experimental side for next month’s African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in Morocco, the competition that exclusively features players who play in the national championships and not abroad.Share on: WhatsApp Zanzibar national teamNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Zanzibar reached the semi-finals of the Cecafa Cup on Saturday after holding Kenya to a goalless draw in their Cecafa Cup Group A clash in Machakos.Both teams missed opportunities to collect three points, with the hosts having the dominant possession for the better of match but they could not break down the Zanzibari defence.Zanzibar became the first team to reach the semi-finals, with a seven-point total.Kenya occupy second spot on five points, and must now beat bottom team Tanzania on Monday to reach the last four.Three-time winners Tanzania were knocked out of contention when they lost 2-1 to Rwanda in the early Group A match played at the same venue.last_img read more

Froome to start season in Spain under doping cloud

first_imgFILE PHOTOLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chris Froome said Monday he is “confident” of progress in a probe into his adverse doping test as the British rider prepares for his first race of the season at this month’s Ruta del Sol.Froome will be part of Team Sky’s line-up for the five-day stage race in Andalusia, southern Spain, which runs from February 14 to 18.Froome and his Team Sky revealed in December that the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time in September.Although salbutamol is permitted in certain doses, the four-time Tour de France winner gave a urine reading of twice the allowed limit.However, as the medication can be taken legally, Froome was not suspended by cycling’s governing body the UCI but merely asked to explain the elevated reading.Team Sky said in December they were providing information to the UCI over the matter and confirmed in a statement on Monday that the process was ongoing.“I’m confident that we will be able to get to the bottom of what has happened and I’m working hard with the team to do that,” Froome said in the statement on the team’s website.“Obviously I understand that this situation has created a lot of uncertainty. I completely get why there has been so much interest and speculation.“I hope that people will appreciate there are limits to what I can say whilst the process is still ongoing but no one is keener than me to move things forward as quickly as possible.”Team principal Dave Brailsford said: “We all recognise that these are difficult circumstances but it’s important for all sides that this process is conducted fairly before a final conclusion is reached. “It is a complex situation but we’re working as hard as we can with Chris to resolve things as soon as possible.”– Ruta win –Froome, who will line up in Spain after spending the early part of the year training in South Africa, last raced the Ruta del Sol in 2015, when he took overall victory and picked up a stage win along the way.“I have put in a hard training block in January,” said Froome. “It’s been good to be out on my bike and to get the miles under my belt.“It’s been a couple of years now since I was last at Ruta del Sol. It’s a race I’ve enjoyed in the past and so I’m looking forward to going back there.”Last week the British rider strongly denied a newspaper report that he is seeking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence over the adverse test.UCI chief David Lappartient said earlier this month that Froome should be suspended over the adverse test and some of the rider’s main rivals have hit out at cycling authorities for failing to ban him.In 2016 the Russian hacking group Fancy Bears revealed that British rider and former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins had received three therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) during his career at crucial moments — before the Tour in 2011 and 2012 and the Giro d’Italia in 2013.Wiggins said he needed to take the corticosteroid triamcinolone to treat allergies but some ex-cyclists have spoken out against that, saying it would have given him a significant performance boost.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

FL girl tossed in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists

first_imgYellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50 tourists on Monday.Park officials say the incident occurred after some of the tourists came within 5 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) of the animal over an estimated 20 minute time frame.The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her family for treatment by emergency personnel.The Old Faithful Lodge is considered a historical landmark and popular hotel in the midwest.She was later taken to a clinic and released.The extent of the young girl’s injuries has not been disclosed.According to reports, tourists injuries by bison and other wildlife occur regularly in Yellowstone, which gets about 4 million visitors yearly.last_img read more

England boys finish fourth after losing to Germany

first_img14 Jul 2012 England boys finish fourth after losing to Germany England finished fourth in the European Boys Team Championships in Sweden after losing 4-3 to Germany in the third-place contest on the final day. Once again, the morning foursomes were shared, England winning a tight game with Max Orrin and Patrick Kelly securing a 1-hole victory over Dominic Pietzsch and Alexander Matlari. But Toby Tree and Ashton Turner were on the wrong end of a 4&2 scoreline against Dominic Foos and Maximilian Mehles. However, the Germans edged the singles 3-2 after taking the top game when Matlari beat Tree 4&3. England fought back with two big 6&4 wins, Orrin continuing his good form in overcoming Mehles, while Turner repeated the scoreline against Marcel Ohorn. But the Germans took the other two games, Pietzsch beating Nick Marsh 2&1 while Matthew Fitzpatrick lost by 2-holes to Foos. Over the week, Tree was England’s busiest and most successful player with four points from six games, while Turner gained three from five outings. The title was won by hosts Sweden who beat Italy 5-2 in the final. (Image of Max Orrin © Tom Ward)last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMeet Mya! This beautiful dog has had a rough start in life but she is now in the loving environment of Adopt-A-Pet. She has spent all of her life tethered to a 30 foot runner, so imagine her joy at being able to run free for the first time at the Shelter.As you can see, Mya is showing her lovely PitBull smile. Mya is very sweet and friendly with a beautiful fawn and white coloring. She’s never been around children but has lived around cats. She needs to have a very patient and consistent family who will work on leash and basic commands with her. This girl deserves to feel loved and be spoiled. If you have it in your heart to give her a loving home, please come and meet her.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Australia football body adopts reforms after FIFA threat

first_imgSydney, Oct 2 (AFP) Australia’s football governing body voted for wide-ranging reforms Tuesday against the wishes of its outgoing chairman, ending a long-running battle that saw FIFA threaten to take over the federation.Football Federation Australia’s 10-member Congress — nine state and territory associations, and one A-League representative — voted 8-2 in favour of constitutional changes, narrowly securing the required 75 percent.An expanded new congress, which is expected to include the A-League clubs, the footballers’ association and a women’s council, will convene at a later date to elect fresh directors for the board.World body FIFA has been pushing the FFA to adopt a more democratic governance model, with the expansion backed by the domestic A-League clubs and the players’ federation.The reforms mean that Australia can defend their men’s Asian Cup title in January, and the Matildas can play next year’s Women’s World Cup, without any concerns over the FFA’s status under FIFA.But FFA chairman Steven Lowy, the son of Westfield shopping-mall tycoon and former long-time FFA boss Frank Lowy, said the move could compromise the body’s independence, warning that a “red line” had been crossed.”Clearly the FFA board is extremely disappointed with the outcome of today’s meeting,” said Lowy, who confirmed he will not seek re-election when his term ends in November.”We believe the loser today is the principle of independent governance.” Lowy argued that giving clubs more power would hand their foreign owners too much control of the game in Australia, at the expense of grassroots football.advertisement”Suffice to say, the game today has crossed a red line. From a corporate governance model for football, to one with stakeholders with vested interests (which) will compete for power and resources,” he added.A working group is expected to discuss a new model for the A-League, whose teams — which generate much of the sport’s revenue in Australia — as well as the body representing players, had wanted more say in the running of the FFA.If the recommendations had not been adopted at Tuesday’s special general meeting in Sydney, FIFA could have established a normalisation committee to take over the FFA.More than half of the A-League’s 10 clubs have foreign ownership including Melbourne City, who are owned by Abu Dhabi’s Chinese-invested City Football Group.Other foreign-owned clubs include the Newcastle Jets, who were bought by a Chinese businessman in 2016, and Adelaide United, who were sold to a Dutch and Chinese consortium this year. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

LIENWAIVERS RECEIVES STATE SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

first_imgA Sioux City business has been honored as the state’s July Business of the Month.Lienwaivers.io will receive the SBDC’s statewide Award.The company is a platform to manage construction payments, and was formed in January of 2016 after the founders connected at a Sioux City business networking event.The founders worked in different industries, and came together to build a comprehensive technology solution to the lien waiver and payment process for construction projects.Since their launch, lienwaivers.io has worked with more than 22,000 contractors nationwide.The small business administration award will be presented on July 25th at their offices in downtown Sioux City.last_img read more