Tusker back to winning ways as Ulinzi stop Sofapaka


first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC’s Humphrey Mieno celebrating his goal against Zoo Kericho. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13- Stephen Owusu stepped off the bench to score the winner as Tusker FC bounced back to winning ways after a dry run of three winless matches, beating Zoo Kericho 2-1 at the Ruaraka Complex on Wednesday.Danson Chetambe had drawn Zoo back level after Humphrey Mieno’s opener, but Owusu tapped home a cross from another sub, Mike Khamati to ensure Tusker rose back to winning ways and revive their slim title retention hopes. This comes as second placed Sofapaka suffered their first loss in five matches after going down 2-1 to Ulinzi Stars in Kericho, halting their perfect run and handing a huge advantage to leaders Gor Mahia who can open up a nine point gap with a win over Chemelil Sugar on Thursday.Cliff Kasuto and Samuel Onyango scored as the military side got a much needed three points after drawing last weekend away to Muhoroni Youth. The three points hoist them to fifth in the standings, one point behind Kariobangi Sharks.-Kariobangi Sharks beat Mathare-Sharks picked up three points on Wednesday after a splendid performance at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani saw them spank relegation threatened Mathare United 3-0.Tusker FC striker Stephen Owusu celebrates his goal with goal keeper David Okello. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn Ruaraka, Tusker were in danger of another pressure piling loss, but they gave in a concerted last effort against a never say die Zoo to ensure they bagged the three points.“Our problem has been scoring but today, we at least managed to get two goals. It is a huge sigh of relief for us and I hope this is the turning point for us ahead of the remaining 10 games of the season. We have to continue working hard,” Omino told Capital Sport after the match.His opposite number Sammy Okoth was left ruing concentration lapses especially with Tusker’s winner having come against the run of play.“It is disappointing though our performance today was better compared to last weekend. Our aim now is to ensure that we at least finish the season well and avoid relegation,” Okoth said after the game.Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAZoo were better starters into the match and Isaac Kipyegon had the game’s first effort on target with a 12th minute freekick from the edge of the box that went straight to David Okello in the Tusker goal.On the half hour mark, Nicholas Kipkurui had a brilliant opportunity after beating Okello to the ball at his near post from a Stanislus Akiya cross, but his nifty touch was inches wide.Tusker had struggled to create chances with Zoo dominating most of the play Boniface Muchiri was the most lively of Tusker players and his shot from distance in the 32nd minute was turned behind for a corner by the Zoo keeper’s fingertips.Te visitors kept on pushing and Mike Madoya forced a brilliant save off Okello in the 40th minute with a wonderful volley from the edge of the box. The pint-sized midfielder looped the ball over an advancing Martin Kiiza before volleying on target but it was punched away.Two minutes to the breather, Allan Wanga who was starting his first game for the brewers since the second leg had a chance from close range but he toe-poked the ball over after being flicked through by Muchiri.Tusker FC head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYATusker seemed better organized in the second half and it took only seven minutes for them to get going. Mieno finished off calm and composed inside the box after beating the box from a Muchiri cross.Three minutes later, Zoo keeper Samuel Koko made a brilliant fingertip save on the backfoot after Eugene Asike’s freekick from the right seemed to be heading into the top left corner of the goal.Tusker continued their dominance and Collins Shivachi came close with a freekick from the edge of the box which was spilled by Koko in the Zoo goal with the defense clearing away the spill.However, against the run of play, Zoo got their song back, Chetambe tapping the ball over keeper Okello after racing on to a through pass from Kipkurui. Both Shivachi and Mieno raced back to try and poke the ball off before it went in but the ball crossed the line.The equalizer gave Zoo the much needed adrenaline to push for a possible winner, but their efforts were nipped right in the bud nine minutes to full time when Owusu who had just come on for Kiiza tapped home a yard off goal from Khamati’s delivery.The brewers now move to sixth in the standings while Zoo remain 14th.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Oprah, Gates visit high school


first_imgMicrosoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and talk show host Oprah Winfrey visited a high school on Wednesday, surprising some of its students. Gates and his wife, Melinda, spent about three hours at San Diego High School and met with nine students for an upcoming segment of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” about the billionaire’s school reform efforts. Wednesday’s visit was not publicly announced and reporters were not allowed on campus. Mark Toney, 42, said his 16-year-old daughter, Daejha, called him about the visitors. “She said ‘Dad, you’re not going to believe it. Oprah is here. I waved at her and she waved back at me,’” Toney said. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave $11 million to the San Diego Unified School District in 2003 to reform three large high schools, said Music McCall, a spokeswoman for the district. The district used some money to divide San Diego High School into six smaller schools specializing in business, international studies, media, and science, among others, McCall said. “Instead of being at a big high school with 1,400 students, you’re at a school with 400 students where people know you better,” McCall said. “They learn more and get more out of school.” The goal of the program was to increase the number of college-ready San Diego high school graduates, particularly among low-income and minority students. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

The most likely result in every Championship match this weekend


first_img 6 tense latest SORRY Most Popular Premier League News TOP WORK It’s becoming pretty difficult to predict anything in the Championship with all 24 teams proving anyone can’t beat anyone this season.As such, just nine points split top of the table Sheffield United and 14th place Wigan Athletic, which is truly astonishing. revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Ipswich v Preston North EndIpswich win – 31 per cent chance of happeningPreston win – 40 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningNottingham Forest v Sheffield UnitedNottingham Forest win – 30 per cent chance of happeningSheffield United win – 42 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happening 6 6 predicted Can West Brom get a vital win against Hull? getty Birmingham City star Kristian Pedersen beats Sheffield Wednesday’s on loan midfielder Joshua Onomah. Will Jack Butland be celebrating again? 6 changes 6 Tom Carroll in action for Swansea City. Derby County v Birmingham CityDerby win – 45 per cent chance of happeningBirmingham win – 26 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningHull City v West Bromwich AlbionHull win – 31 per cent chance of happeningWest Brom win – 42 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 27 per cent chance of happeningcenter_img We love a bit of Football League action here at talkSPORT and you can listen to two matches from the English second tier on our network this weekend.On Friday night you heard Aston Villa’s 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on talkSPORT2, while on Sunday you can listen to live commentary of Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United.The game could easily go both ways, but we wouldn’t like to predict what the outcome will be. Instead we’ll leave it to some people with fantastic knowledge and a tested system.FiveThirtyEight have crunched the numbers and given the likeliness of each outcome in every game, but what do they think will happen? Find out below.*All figures are rounded and may not total 100 per cent How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Will Millwall be celebrating again? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update huge blow 6 Reading v Bristol CityReading win – 32 per cent chance of happeningBristol City win – 39 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningRotherham United v Swansea CityRotherham win – 28 per cent chance of happeningSwansea win – 43 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happening Nottingham Forest were beaten by Burton in the Carabao Cup in midweek. gameday cracker Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich CitySheffield Wednesday win – 34 per cent chance of happeningNorwich win – 37 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningStoke City v MiddlesbroughStoke win – 40 per cent chance of happeningMiddlesbrough win – 30 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 30 per cent chance of happening Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park RangersBlackburn win – 38 per cent chance of happeningQPR win – 33 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningBrentford v MillwallBrentford win – 49 per cent chance of happeningMillwall win – 25 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 26 per cent chance of happening Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Wigan Athletic v Leeds UnitedWigan win – 26 per cent chance of happeningLeeds win – 45 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeninglast_img read more

Google Buzz API: They Built It, But Will Developers Come?


first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img chris cameron When Google Buzz launched back in February of this year, it was initially met with intrigue which soon turned to concern as users became wary of the privacy concerns of mixing their email contacts with their social stream. Today at Google I/O, the Big G is hoping to take Buzz to the next level by introducing an application programming interface (API) which will allow third-party app developers to build native Buzz apps or integrate it with existing services.Twitter saw its use skyrocket with the introduction of a public API, and Google Buzz could see similar growth with its integration into popular web apps and services. Google accrued an impressive list of beta testers before announcing the API, including TweetDeck, Seesmic, Ping.fm, Plancast and Boxee. Fans of Buzz will soon be able to access their streams as easily as they do Twitter feeds, and will be able to post information directly to Buzz from web services that use the API. Google is taking the earlier privacy concerns surrounding Buzz to heart with their API releases today, making sure to note the control users will have over which applications can access which data. When an application wants to access the Buzz API, users will be taken to a page where they can determine which level of access they want to grant the app.The Google Code Blog outlined the features the API currently supports today, including “support for fetching public per-user activity feeds, fetching authorized and authenticated per-user activity feeds, […] searching over public updates, […] posting new updates, […] posting comments, liking updates, retrieving and updating profiles and social graphs, and more.”Will a Buzz API give the service a much-needed shot in the arm and help ease its earlier privacy concerns? Only time will tell, but it seems like an open invitation to develop third-party applications is a wise and logical next step. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Centre expects cooperation from Mamata government: Rajnath


first_imgWhile maintaining that that there is no scope for “confrontation in a healthy democracy”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the Centre is expecting cooperation from the West Bengal government.During his visit to Kolkata, Mr. Singh, who interacted with party workers and journalists, was careful to avoid any direct criticism of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government.Asked to comment on the law and order situation in the State as highlighted by several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Mr. Singh said that law and order is a State subject.“The Centre will extend all help to control any kind of violence but it is for the State government to ensure that law and order is maintained,” Mr. Singh said.last_img read more