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In Photos: Gor crowned champs in Kisumu

first_img0Shares0000Models stand in line with medals to be handed over to Gor Mahia players before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Oct 1 – Gor Mahia finally laid their hands on their 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Sunday, pulling away further as the most successful club in the Kenyan top tier history.K’Ogalo were confirmed champions after beating arch rivals AFC Leopards 2 – 0 on August 25 but had to wait until their third last game of the season to put their hands on the diadem. Gor Mahia fringe players Raphael Asudi and Eliud Lokuwam celebrate after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC is Gor’s closest in terms of league titles having lifted 12.Gor have dominated the local league winning every title since they broke their long wait in 2013, apart from 2016 when Tusker beat them to the crown.Gor Mahia players were given a guard of honor by Mathare United players in their penultimate match of the season before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHere are some images from the auspicious occasion in Kisumu that was nonetheless dampened by their failure to win, being held to a 2-2 draw by Mathare United.Dignitaries line up on the podium to hand out medals to Gor Mahia players and technical bench members before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKisumu Born: Gor Mahia players Boniface Omondi, Bernard Ondiek, Joachim Oluoch and Wellington Ochieng, all who started their football careers in Kisumu enjoy the moment together before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSelfie time!: Gor Mahia players Lawrence Juma and Eliud Lokuwam enjoy a selfie moment before lifting the club’s 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFormer Prime Minister Raila Odinga waves to an enthusiastic crown before handing Gor Mahia their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTight security: The glittering piece of silverware busks in the Kisumu sun before being handed out to Gor Mahia for a 17th time on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge admires his medal before lining up to lift the club’s 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia players celebrate on the podium after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Church catechism teacher jailed

first_imgAn anonymous tipster originally led police to the victims, Balian said. The victims were all willing to talk to police, he said. Allen is scheduled to be arraigned today in Burbank Superior Court. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 818-546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A 53-year-old man who taught catechism classes at two churches has been arrested and charged with molesting three children more than a decade ago, police said Wednesday. Donald Allen of Glendale taught at Glendale Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Dominic’s Church in Eagle Rock until his arrest, said Officer John Balian, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department. So far, there has been no indication that Allen molested any of the children he met at church or through his volunteer work there, Balian said. The three victims Allen is suspected of molesting are now all adults, Balian said. When Allen knew them, the victims were between the ages of 5 and 12, the officer said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We’re hoping there are no other victims out there,” Balian said. “But maybe … (by) notifying the public of his arrest, we can have more victims forthcoming, and we can give them more closure by having him arrested and put behind bars for a long time.” Balian said he could not disclose how Allen met his victims because investigators want to hear from other potential victims who may have similar stories. Allen, who works as a medical technician, has been charged with 15 counts of sexual assault on a minor. Police say the assaults ended more than a decade ago. Allen remains jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail. Since Allen’s arrest, the churches have ended his volunteer employment and they have cooperated with investigators, Balian said. Allen was arrested Oct. 23 but police did not immediately disclose the arrest because investigators were trying to determine whether there were additional victims, Balian said. last_img read more

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Ajax team news: Early predicted XI for the Europa League final v Man United

first_img 24. Andre Onana (goalkeeper) 12 12 12 You can listen to live commentary of Ajax v Manchester United in the Europa League on Wednesday, May 24 from 7pm, live on talkSPORT.The Dutch side may have missed out on the Eredivisie title, but they’re going all guns blazing in Europe, and will come up against a Red Devils side hell bent on victory at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.It’s not only silverware on the line either. Whoever wins the match at the Friends Arena will automatically qualify for the Champions League group stages, which would be a boost for Ajax who are currently set for the play-off round of the competition.Manager Peter Bosz’s squad appear to have a clean bill of health ahead of the match but will not have Nick Viergever in their XI following his red card against Lyon in the semi-final second leg.So who will start? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI to face Ajax in the Europa League final… 12 The Europa League final is live on talkSPORT – Details here 12 11. Amin Younes (left-wing) 12 9. Bertrand Traore (right-wing) 20. Lasse Schone (central midfield) 8. Daley Sinkgraven (left-back) 12 12 12 5. Davinson Sanchez (centre-back) 12 3. Joel Veltman (right-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Ajax XI to face Manchester United in the Europa League final… 12 25. Kasper Dolberg (centre forward) 12 22. Hakim Ziyech (central midfield) 36. Matthijs de Ligt (centre-back) 10. Davy Klaassen (central midfield) last_img read more

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CHAMP JASON TAKES IT ‘ICE AND EASY’ AT FINN VALLEY LEISURE CENTRE!

first_imgnICE one Jason!Take it easy now ladies!Ballybofey’s European middleweight boxing champ Jason Quigley hasn’t taken up modeling!Instead he is one of the first to try out the new Cryotherapy pool at the Finn Valley Leisure Centre today. Jason was one of hundreds of people who attended the centre which opened today.And with fifteen jobs in the pipeline from the centre, we’re giving it the thumbs-up too! CHAMP JASON TAKES IT ‘ICE AND EASY’ AT FINN VALLEY LEISURE CENTRE! was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:boxingFinn Valley Leisure CentreJason Quigleylast_img read more

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Breaking: Letterkenny nightclub damaged in fire

first_imgPopular Letterkenny nightclub, The Pulse, has been damaged in a fire.The fire is understood to have been spotted around 3pm today at the club on the town’s Port Road.It is understood damage was caused to the club’s smoking area. Nobody was hurt during the fire.Two fire tenders, from Letterkenny and Stranorlar, rushed to the scene and brought the fire under control.A full investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched by the fire service.The premises are owned by the well-known McCrossan family who also own The Orchard Inn and Voodoo Venue. A spokesman for The Pulse confirmed that a small fire did break out at the premises but it was brought under control and the area has been cleared up.And the premises WILL open tonight.The spokesman added that “it’s business as usual for tonight, June Bank Holiday Weekend.”Breaking: Letterkenny nightclub damaged in fire was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:fireletterkennyPulselast_img read more

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Social grants for those without IDs

first_img23 May 2008From the beginning of June, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will accept social grant applications from eligible applicants who are having trouble getting official identity documents and birth certificates.As stipulated in the regulations of 2005, Sassa will accept sworn affidavits deposed to before a commissioner of oaths testifying to, amongst other details, the names, age, parentage of the child and any other applicant.Although this policy shift was initially designed to accommodate applicants for the child support grant, the Department of Social Development has made a policy decision to extend its implementation to all grant types.“The IT systems of Sassa will be ready to accept applications from 1 June this year,” said Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya following a meeting with provincial social development ministers at Sun City in the North West province.“People who apply before 1 June will be able to receive social relief of distress while waiting for 1 June starting date.”The value of the social relief of distress, in the form of a cash amount, would leave applicants in the same position they would have been had they applied for the grant with a valid ID.The benefit will be for people who apply for the child support, care dependency and foster care grants, provided they meet the eligibility and means test criteria.The relief is aimed at people awaiting an ID document or birth certificate and those pleading that poverty prevents them from applying for such identification documents, and as a consequence prevents them from accessing social security.“If applicants apply today, they will get social relief of distress, but within a month, we will be able to covert it to a full application and register the application as such and continue providing the benefit for as long as the eligibility criteria are met,” said Sassa CEO Fezile Makiwane. “We will however work with the applicant and the Department of Home Affairs to expedite the processing of applications for identity documents.”Skweyiya added that as the department intensified efforts to eradicate poverty, the government would review the means test for the child support grant and it would no longer distinguish the means test threshold between rural or urban beneficiaries.“This will gradually be applied to other grant types,” he said. “Details of the commencement of this will be elaborated on in my budget vote speech on the 30th of May.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Meteor shower set to light up South African skies tonight

first_img13 August 2015The mesmerising Perseid meteor shower is set to light up skies across the world tonight, including South Africa, as the annual celestial event reaches its peak this week. While the shower might not be as visible in urban areas compared to rural areas, if you are in any wide open space with a good view of sky after midnight, you might be in for a great cosmic show.“It is a northern hemisphere constellation, but we can see the Perseid from South Africa relatively from the northern horizon,” Astrological Society of Southern Africa Johannesburg Centre chairperson and viewing officer Jerome Jooste told News24 yesterday.Perseid, derived from the Greek word for ‘son of Perseus’ (the hero-god) is the debris cloud from the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle travelling past Earth on its way back to the Perseus constellation, part of the Milky Way, located 250 million light-years from Earth.The meteor shower seen from Earth is distinctive in the variety and beauty of its formations. While the show is best viewed in the northern hemisphere, stretching from Asia to the Americas, over Europe, Africa will be able to view the tail end of the event, itself a sight to behold, according to local astronomers.The radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky, from which meteors appear to originate. The Perseid shower radiates from a point within the constellation of Perseus. “What we call the radiance or the point of radiance, where the meteors seem to radiant from is a little higher than the Perseid constellation itself,” Jooste says, “you will start to notice there will be more meteors than what you would normally see and also there would be more per an hour.”Most of the Perseid meteors will burn up as close as 80km above sea level, within Earth’s outer atmosphere, producing long bright trails and fireballs, before becoming part of the larger cosmic debris.No special equipment or specialist astronomical knowledge is needed to view Perseid, as much of the action is easy to find with the naked eye. The only requirement is find a dark, open spot where as much sky, particularly to the north, is viewable. The show will be late and intermittent – the meteors arrive in spurts with a bit of waiting time between sightings – so a cup of coffee, a comfortable chair and some patience will make the experience more enjoyable.The more open the sky, the better, as there is much to view, with meteors moving in different directions and at varying speeds. The current waning crescent moon also helps keeping the sky as dark as possible for the best viewing experience.The Perseid meteor shower has been recorded for thousands of years, first documented in China in AD 36. Its origin was officially tracked and the shower named by Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet in 1835. Catholics refer to the shower as the ‘tears of Saint Lawrence’, occurring around the same date as the saint’s martyrdom. The Romans believed that the meteor shower was a positive harvest forecast from the fertility god Priapus.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Sustainable business begins with sustainable practices

first_imgThe number at the bottom of your balance sheet doesn’t tell the whole story about the success of your business.As the green movement has evolved, it has been interesting and a little disheartening to see how many green businesses clearly “don’t get” the concept of sustainable business. Green Building is about stepping lightly on our planet. Sustainable Business principles focus on the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profits, each holding equal importance in the way we manage our businesses.The thing that really brought it home for me was the news that the defeat of a more energy-efficient building code at last September’s ICC hearings in Minneapolis was spearheaded by a major open-cell foam manufacturer and a major insulated glass manufacturer who felt that the more stringent guidelines would hurt their profitability. If there is an invisible hand at play in the market I hope that it’s aiming a swat at these companies right about now.Workers are an important issueAt a green building class I taught in North Carolina last year I mentioned that I avoid the use of products from countries that tolerate an unsafe working environment and that I take the time to check the paperwork of my trade partners to be sure they have workers comp and don’t employ undocumented aliens. During lunch, a couple of the guys at my table complained that if it weren’t for uninsured illegal aliens they wouldn’t be able to build houses at all.It’s about having integrity in what you build, but also in how you treat your workers and the greater community.These are green builders and green building product suppliers letting profits get ahead of integrity and what’s good for their people and the planet. The lesson here is that just because you’re in the sustainable building business it doesn’t automatically follow that you are practicing sustainability in your business practices.Sustainable business practices are what we used to call “right livelihood.” A set of principles by which we can make the way we earn our living be in harmony with the way we coexist ethically in the world. We can choose to deliberately balance the quest for profit with the good of our community, its people, the environment and the planet.Profit is not a dirty word, it keeps you in business long enough to make a difference.Profit is good, as my father used to say, “if you’re not making a profit your not really in business.” Without profit there is nothing to make payroll with or to cover warranty calls or send your kids and your employees’ kids to college. But it is profiting in harmony with your ethical commitments to your community and the planet that elevates business to sustainability.This concept is not new, it’s a theme that is clearly part of the ancient Jewish texts the Pirkei Avot which discusses Tikkun Olam, our shared obligation to heal the world saying “you are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it.” And the Bible carries the same theme when Peter staes “As each has received a gift, employ it for one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” It is at the very core of our shared ethical heritage the thread that holds our society together.It turns out to be good for business too. This is not to say that scoundrels don’t prosper or that bad things don’t happen to good people. But there is an invisible hand in the market that does reward those that hold high integrity and ethical standards in their business practices. Those of us who treat our employees, as well as customers, with honesty and respect are generally served well by that. Increasingly the market rewards companies that look at the big picture in terms of life cycle costs and social and environmental impact associated with their products.I like the triple bottom line graphic at the top of this post because it seems impossible and in many ways it is. Just when you think you have one part of your business in harmony with your ethics you discover that you are out of tune somewhere else. It took me twenty years to figure out how important the triple bottom line can be to my success, but it has served our small company well for the last ten.And now it seems to be a movement.last_img read more

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What’s Wrong With a Sales Blitz?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now From time to time it can be good to bring the sales force together for a massive, all-out prospecting assault. There’s nothing really wrong with a sales blitz from time to time. But it isn’t a magic bullet for poor sales results.Here’s the analogy: You eat too much and stop exercising for a couple years, and then decide to simultaneously go on a starvation diet and run a marathon to restore your health. It’s a blitz all right, but it not something that’s going to produce the long-term results you are after.When is a sales blitz is a bad idea?If your sales blitz is designed to make up for poor numbers, then it isn’t a good plan. A short-term program won’t address a systemic problem.If your sales blitz is designed to win business fast and you have a long sales cycle, it’s not a good plan. Your need for revenue does nothing to compress the sales cycle.If your sales blitz is designed to build a solid pipeline of opportunities, then you really have a prospecting problem. A prospecting problem isn’t going to be solved by a sales blitz.When is a sales blitz a good idea?If you sell something transactional, with a short sales cycle, and feet on the street turn into revenue, a sales blitz is a good idea.If you want to create some excitement around some new offering, a sales blitz is a good idea.If you are going to do a sales blitz, you need to make sure that the goal is something that can actually be obtained by a sales blitz. If the sales blitz is an emergency initiative to save your quarter, you are better served dealing with your real, systemic challenges.QuestionsWhy is a sales blitz such an attractive quick-fix initiative?What are the real sales challenges that a blitz is designed to improve?When is a blitz the wrong prescription?When is a blitz a good idea?last_img read more

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‘Goa priest molested us inside temple premises’

first_imgA priest at Shree Mangueshi temple in south Goa has been accused of allegedly molesting two women, both of Goan origin, in separate incidents, while they were on a visit to the temple along with their parents, last month.In the first case, a medical student of Goan origin, currently studying in the U.S., has complained to the management committee that the incident happened while she was on a visit to the temple on June 22 along with her parents.CCTV footageIn the second complaint, another Mimbai-based girl of Goan origin, has said that she was molested inside the temple by the priest (named same accused) on June 14 this year, “who is our Purohit for generations, before him his Dad was our Purohit.”She has also narrated her alleged molestation and demanded that the management committee probe the same based on evidence of the CCTV camera footage inside the premises.Secretary of Managing committee Anil Kenkre told The Hindu that they had received the complaints and he had replied to them.The Mangesh Temple Management Committee, in a letter to the U.S.-based victim on July 11, has expressed its inability to deal with the complaint as it could not “lay its hand on any dependable evidence to establish a prima facie case” against the priest.In her complaint to the managing committee of the temple, which has gone  viral on social media platforms, the US-based girl victim has said that she had visited the temple premises on June 22 to perform puja along with her parents, when the priest tried to “inappropriately touch” her just outside the sanctum sanctorum, while her parents were busy in pooja inside the sanctum sanctorum. “He was also in the temple and came to the locker area (outside the sanctum and near the well) and on the pretext of asking me to take “pradakshina”, he beckoned me to come near the lockers and molested me,” the victim has said (giving details of action of the accused), in a letter to temple committee. She has said that she was “traumatised and repulsed” by the alleged disturbing behaviour of the priest. She has demanded that as part of the investigation, the management  committee must review the footage of the CCTV cameras installed in various parts of the temple including  in and around that area, of June 22. The second victim has also narrated her incident which, according to her complaint to management, happened in same area on June 14. The victim states in her complaint, “ My father was doing “abhishek and me and my Mom were about to start “pradakshina”. As we started towards the “gabhara,”  the accused stopped us saying ,”don’t go together”,and asked my Mom to go first”. She then goes on to narrate the alleged molestation incident and demands action from committee. She further says that they failed to get any response from the management of the temple to her complaint. Responding to the complaint of US-based victim, Secretary of management committee Anil Kenkre on July 11, has said in a letter to the victim, that her complaint was discussed at an emergency meeting of the temple’s managing committee on July 4, when it was decided to obtain comments from the accused priest. “During the enquiry the committee could not lay its hand on any dependable evidence to establish a prima facie case…” Mr. Kenkre said in the letter and advised the victim to take her grievance to an “appropriate authority”. Mr. Kenkre told The Hindu that he, on behalf of the temple committee, had replied to both the alleged victim girls by emails. Mr. Kenkre said, “I have responded to both the complaints by mails after taking cognisance of  the complaints and trying to investigate the matter. However, we could not get any dependable evidence in both the cases to establish prima facie case and as such wrote to them to approach appropriate authority.” In November last year, the temple management had come into controversy over alleged denial of entry to the temple to a Mumbai-based disabled minor girl on her wheelchair.last_img read more

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