Kikoyo belter drowns Sharks at Toyoyo

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks’ Duke Abuya vies for the ball under pressure from Kakamega Homeboyz’s Moses Mudavadi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21- Hassan Kikoyo stepped off the bench to hit a belter of a winner as Kakamega Homeboyz brought to an end a woeful run of three successive losses on the road with a 2-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Saturday afternoon.Paul Kamau had equalized for Sharks with a well taken individual effort nine minutes from the restart, cancelling out Noah Wafula’s earlier goal. The visitors were the brighter side throughout the opening half and had the most chances to break the deadlock. They deservedly went into the lead nine minutes from the break, Wafula punishing a simple loss of possession by the hosts to break the deadlock.Sharks gave away a needless throw-in and Homeboyz started it quick, Keiphas Mutuu setting up Wafula one on one, the former Tusker man squeezing in the ball past John Oyemba’s near post.Earlier on, Homeboyz had the chances, first Wycliffe Opondo trying his luck with a shot on his weaker left foot in the ninth minute but it went wide.In the 13th minute, skipper Geoffrey Shiveka almost turned the ball into his own net as he tred to pass back to Oyemba who was off his line but luckily, the ball went wide.Homeboyz had turned the tide against Sharks after keeper Arthur Arakaza had made a good save off a Patillah Omotto freekick from the edge of the area.A minute later, Mutuu should have buried a brilliant chance after Moses Mudavadi stole the ball off Shiveka and released Mutuu through on goal, but the burly forward took a hurried shot that went wide.Three minutes later, skipper James Situma had an effort with a long range freekick but it flew straight into Oyemba’s arms.The visitors continued to pound their hosts who looked lost and were miles off their swift passing, possession kind of game.Kariobangi Sharks’ Paul Kamau puts Kakamega Homeboyz’s Wycliffe Opondo under pressure during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday April 21, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOyemba made a brilliant save to keep William Muluya’s men in the tie jumping to his left to tip over a well curled effort from Opondo from the edge of the area.The pressure yielded in the 36th minute when Sharks were punished for sloppiness.After conceding, Sharks seemed to have woken off their slumber and they began to attack. Duke Abuya came close in the 42nd minute when he dribbled away from three markers inside the box but his final shot went against the side netting.At the stroke of half time, Eric Kapaito’s shot came off the upright when he took a shot on the half turn, the ball bouncing back into Arakaza’s face after being beaten by the initial shot.In the second half though, Sharks came back with utmost determination to pick up at least a point off the tie and nine minutes into the restart, Kamau thundered an equalizer with a well taken goal.The wingback drifted into the edge of the box unchallenged from the right before releasing a well taken shot that beat Arakaza.Sharks kept the possession trying to open up the Homeboyz backline, bat the defense marshaled by Smith Ouko were astute in their defending.As the game wore on, Homeboyz slowly crept back and 12 minutes to time substitute Kikoyo released a belter from the edge of the box catching keeper Oyemba off guard.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DeBoer puts Sharks forward on alert as team gets healthy

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer is putting Joonas Donskoi on alert: get your game in shape or you could be the odd man out.With Evander Kane’s return to practice on Wednesday, the Sharks forward group is on the verge of being fully healthy for the first time since they acquired Gus Nyquist at the trade deadline last week. As a result, someone will be getting bumped from the lineup in the near future, and at this point, Donskoi is a leading candidate, struggling through another cold stretch …last_img

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

first_img15 April 2016The country has a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, Media Club South Africa showcases 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.Read the full article hereThe 22 monuments#22 – The Apartheid Museum, JohannesburgThe Apartheid Museum in Joburg opened in 2001 and has become a must-see for locals and visitors. (Image: Brand South Africa)Read more about the Apartheid Museum #21 – The Unknown Miner, JohannesburgThe Unknown Miner is a casting of the original prototype of The Diamond Diggers sculptor Herman Wald created in the 1950s. This statue stands at Wits University in Johannesburg. (Image: more about the Unknown Miner#20 – The Gallows, Pretoria Central PrisonDescribed by The Saturday Star as South Africa’s ‘factory of death’, the gallows at Pretoria Central Prison saw more than 3 500 hangings. This exhibition at the Apartheid Museum of 131 nooses represents the number of anti-apartheid activists who were hanged there. (Image: Apartheid Museum)Read more about The Gallows at the Apartheid Museum#19 – Mahatma Gandhi statue, PietermaritzburgThe bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Pietermaritzburg was unveiled a century after he was thrown off a train in the town’s station. (Image: Guillaume Cingal, Flickr)Read more about the Mahatma Gandhi statue# 18 – Workers’ Library and Museum, JohannesburgWith the workmen’s quarters housing 396 men, there was no space for privacy. They slept in long rows of hard concrete ‘beds’ next to one another. A wooden platform above the concrete beds accommodated more men. (Image: City of Johannesburg)Read more about the Workers’ Library#17 – Constitution Hill, JohannesburgThe Constitutional Court has become a bastion of South African human rights and culture. (Image: Brand South Africa)Read more about Constitutional Hill #16 – Slavery Emancipation Monument, ElimThe small town in the Overberg was initially a refuge for the indigenous Khoi people until it was taken over by hundreds of slaves. Most its 1 400 residents living there today are descendants of the slaves. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Read more about the Slavery Emancipation Monument#15 – Solomon Mahlangu statue, MamelodiAnti-apartheid activist, Solomon Mahlangu, was just 23 years old when he was hanged in the gallows of Pretoria Central Prison. His remains were only moved to his birthplace of Mamelodi in 1993, after being buried in Atteridgeville for 24 years. (Image: Carnival & Solomon, Tshwane Municipality)Read more about the Solomon Mahlangu statue #14 – The Holocaust Centre, Cape TownThe Cape Town Holocaust Centre was the first of its kind to be opened in Africa. (Image: Robert Cutts)Read more about the Holocaust Centre Albert Luthuli’s memorial pays homage to one of Africa’s most respected leaders. His political activism was so important to the struggle that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. (Image: KwaDukuza Municipality)#13 – Nkosi Albert Luthuli Statue, KwaDukuzaAlbert Luthuli’s memorial pays homage to one of Africa’s most respected leaders. His political activism was so important to the struggle that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. (Image: KwaDukuza Municipality)Read more about the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Statue#12 – Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, JohannesburgThe Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum honours those children who lost their lives in 1976. (Image: Brand South Africa)Read more about the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum#11 – Steve Biko statue, East LondonThe Steve Biko statue in East London pays homage to the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement leader who was killed while incarcerated. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Read more about the Steve Biko statue #10 – Freedom Charter Monument, KliptownSouth Africa’s Constitution contains many of the tenets from the Freedom Charter, which was drawn up 60 years ago. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Read more about the Freedom Charter Monument#9 – Diggers Fountain, KimberleyA tribute to Kimberley’s diggers stands in the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens. (Image: Kimberley City Portal)Read more about the Diggers Fountain#8 – Langa Memorial, UitenhageThe Langa Memorial, also known as Heroes Monument, in Uitenhage pays homage to the 20 marchers who were killed by police in 1985. (Image: Department of Arts and Culture)Read more about the Langa Memorial#7 – Bhisho Massacre Memorial, BhishoTwenty-eight marchers were shot and killed by the Ciskei Defence Force in what became known as the Bhisho Massacre. (Image: Buffalo City Tourism)Read more about the Bhisho Massacre Memorial#6 – Mandela House, Soweto, JohannesburgNelson Mandela’s humble first home has become a must-see spot when visiting South Africa. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Read more about the Mandela House#5 – Memorial to the Six Million, JohannesburgMemorial to the Six Million is one of Herman Wald’s many public sculptures that remain a part of South Africa’s cultural landscape. (Image: more about the Memorial to the Six Million #4 – Heroes Park, East LondonHeroes Park in East London incorporates three monuments that remembers our freedom fighters and celebrates the country’s freedom and cultural diversity. (Image: Supplied)Read more about Heroes Park#3 – Archbishop Desmond Tutu statue, East LondonThe statue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in East London pays tribute to him as a healer. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Read more about the statue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu#2 – Robert Sobukwe Memorial, Graaff-ReinetPan Africanist Congress founder and leader Robert Sobukwe’s last day of freedom was on 21 March 1960. He spent the remaining 18 years of his life either in prison or in exile, always monitored by the apartheid government. He was buried in his hometown of Graaff Reinet in 1978. (Image: YouTube)Read more about the Robert Sobukwe Memorial#1 – Robben Island Museum, Cape TownRobben Island is best known for its prison which held several political activists including Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe. (Image: Brand South Africa)Read more about Robben Islandlast_img read more

An Underground Roof?

first_imgSource: Bill RoseAlthough I am not completely sure that Bill Rose, a research architect for the Building Research Council at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champlain, takes full credit for this underground flashing detail, he certainly is the one who popularized it. Rose has used this for years for water management on historic buildings; you can find more information on his detail in both his seminal book, Water in Buildings, and a 1997 Fine Homebuilding article, “Details for a Dry Foundation”.Associated informationThis approach to handing roof water does affect what types of plantings you can use around the perimeter of any building, but it’s a good idea to keep that organic material (and substantial plantings) away from the structure anyway. How or even if the barrier is fastened or adhered to the foundation wall may not be all that critical; it can depend on how well the soil drains, how far the roof eave extends, and how far the roof load lands away from the foundation. Even if the leading edge of the barrier is pinned by soil material against the foundation wall, all — or certainly most — of the roof water will follow the sloped underground barrier away from the foundation. The underground roof requires little to no maintenance and is cost-competitive with gutters and downspouts as well. As a retrofit detail, it’s mainly the digging that drives the cost. It happens: snow loads trash them, historic commissions don’t allow them, or architects and clients simply don’t like the way they mess up clean roof lines. What do you do when you can’t use gutters to manage all that water coming off of roof eaves or valleys?Underground water barrierAn underground roof is a deflecting surface just below grade that slopes away from the building and directs all that roof water away from the foundation. Any impervious sheet material (heavy-duty polyethylene, rubber membrane, rigid insulation) at least 3 feet wide is placed along the foundation about 8 to 12 inches below grade and sloped at anywhere from a 2:12 to a 4:12 pitch. (In a cold climate, using rigid foam insulation has the additional benefit of warming the soil, even if just a bit, beneath the insulation and next to the foundation.) Well-draining soil is placed over the sheet material up to grade, where a large-diameter topping material, such as pea stone or wood mulch, helps to break up the falling water and reduce splashback to the building. RELATED ARTICLES Ground GutterFixing Those Drainage Problems, 30 Years Later FHB: Inground gutters keep basements dryGBA Encyclopedia: Inground GuttersGBA Encyclopedia: Stormwater ManagementGBA Encyclopedia: Roof GuttersGBA Detail: Underground Water Barrier Retrofitlast_img read more

Passive House is Looking for a Few Good Men (and Women)

first_imgUsing energy modeling, hygrothermal analysis, and cost data, the study identified U curves showing the cost/benefit analysis of energy efficiency improvements for the home in each location.PHIUS is seeking comments and intends to implement the new standard in the PHIUS certification protocol in early 2015.As my success in fully understanding the details in the paper was limited, I will leave it to the super geeks who troll this site to dig in deeper and criticize me for my ignorance. The U CurveThe U curve cost/benefit plots included in the paper show fairly consistent results in most locations: specifically, that energy improvements are cost-effective until you reach about 55% to 60% site energy savings. Above those levels, the hard costs of increased energy savings trends higher, suggesting that the bottom of the U curve is the point at which adding renewable energy systems is a more appropriate investment.One interesting observation, further reinforcing the value of adjusting the program for the U.S., was that in Europe typical HVAC systems are hydronic, powered by expensive boilers. When building envelope improvements can eliminate the need for an expensive HVAC system, they are appropriate investments. In the much of the U.S., however, HVAC systems are significantly less expensive than in Europe, making it far more challenging to realize significant savings by eliminating those systems through efficiency measures, a common practice in Passivhaus projects.One interesting observation was that in states with high electric costs, almost every energy upgrade was affordable. Conversely, where energy is cheap, few of the energy upgrades proved affordable. The paper concluded that regional differences in energy costs are much greater than differences in construction costs, suggesting that many decisions on efficiency improvements may be determined primarily based on local utility costs. Same core concepts, with some key changesAlthough the paper proposes some changes in Passive House requirements, it does not change the core concept, or “three pillars,” of the program – limit on space conditioning loads, limit on total source energy, and building airtightness standards. What the paper does propose is adapting the first two pillars to criteria more appropriate to the range of U.S. climate zones. It leaves building airtightness standards to others.One important change from the current standard being recommended is for maximum energy use to be calculated based on both building size and occupancy, rather than by size alone. It also suggests a different calculation of floor area, using the interior dimensions instead of calculating to the outside surface of the walls per the ANSI Z765 standard used by RESNET. The paper also recommends increasing allowances for plug loads, recognizing that the current allowances in the Passivhaus standard have been determined to be low when compared to actual use during occupancy.Regarding source versus site energy, the paper recommends changing the source energy factor for grid electricity from 2.7 to 3.1, roughly the average for the U.S. electric grid. In addition, source energy maximum allowances should be based on occupancy rather than building size, assuming an occupancy count of the number of bedrooms plus 1. Increasing adoption, but still a small market shareOne graph included in the paper shows annual and total Passive House projects in the U.S., with a projected total of 129 certified projects through 2014. It is amazing to me how much influence and press PHIUS gets for relatively little traction in marketplace.One interesting question in the online comment form asks for opinions on the current pass/fail system versus a potential tiered system of certification. The level names they suggest are quite amusing: Emerald, Gold, Plastic, and Coal. Everyone should go for the coal.I have known about Passive House for quite a while and follow most of the intrigues and developments in the program. The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) offers several individual designations, including Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), Certified Builder, and PHIUS+ Rater. I completed the Rater training in 2014, and although I have yet to work on a project, I look forward to the opportunity to do so in the future. Anyone with the interest and time should read the paper and give their opinions on it to PHIUS. I make no claim to being an expert on Passive House, but ignorance has never stopped me from expressing my opinion before. Among the major complaints about the Passive House standard is that it has inflexible energy use requirements, and the European-designed program does not effectively address the wide range of U.S. climate zones. This inflexibility often leads those who pursue this certification to install enormous quantities of insulation, particularly under slabs, which raises a variety of questions and concerns about the usefulness of this practice.The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has heard these concerns and has recently released a paper, completed in conjunction with Building Science Corporation (BSC), which includes recommendations on altering the program to be better suited to U.S. climate zones. Succinctly titled “Climate-Specific Passive Building Standards,” this 72-page paper reports on energy and economic models created for a typical three-bedroom home in 111 different locations throughout the U.S. RELATED ARTICLES Redefining PassivhausNew Passive Building Standards for North AmericaA New Passivhaus Standard for North AmericaPossible Relaxation of Passivhaus Standard Stirs Debate A Petition Strives to Defend a Certain Definition of ‘Passive House’ A Proposed Passivhaus Amendment for New EnglandPHIUS PHloggingBuilding Science Corp. and PHIUS to CollaborateA Passivhaus Conference in GermanyA Post-Passivhaus Paradigm for Energy-Efficient Design Joseph Lstiburek Surprises Passive House Conference Attendeeslast_img read more

Feeling blue! Jose Mourinho rues Hazard’s perceived selfishness

first_imgChelsea’s 3-1 loss against Atletico Madrid led to their exit from Champions LeagueChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at his midfielder Eden Hazard after the Belgium international blamed team tactics for their Champions League exit.Hazard, who has been pivotal in Chelsea’s English Premier League title challenge, said after the 3-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the semifinals second leg this week that the team was not set up “to play football” but to excel on counterattacks.At a news conference on Friday, Mourinho says Hazards comments are not critical, but adds, “When the comments come from a player like Eden it’s normal because he’s not the kind of player to sacrifice himself for the team.”Hazard’s failure to track back allowed Atletico to equalize in Wednesday’s game, a costly error on his return from a calf injury.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands, 14 Oct 2014 (TCIG Press Release)- Organizers of the 10th Annual Commonwealth Games Beach Olympics were not disappointed this weekend as their event saw hundreds of children accompanied by their parents gathered at Governor’s Beach for a day of fun, sports and competition. There was not a dull moment as various sports were going on at one time or another. We saw the swimming competition taking off with children of all ages, some came to just learn how to swim. The Facilitators from Ocean Academy and Big Blue out of Providenciales truly worked the Swimmers that they never wanted to leave the water. It was a sight to behold as the Beach came alive with action, excitement, and colour as the 4 zones showed up in their zoning colors: Red, Orange, Green and Purple or just anything colourful. Everyone came out to represent and ensure their Zone would walk away with the winning Trophy and title of Best Sporting Zone in Grand Turk.There were various sports being played: Volleyball, Rugby, Swimming, Horse Back Riding, Cultural Games, Weightlifting and a new sport was also introduced, Boules that showed adults and children taking great interest in.However, at the end of the day once the points were tallied in all sports, it was South Back Salina, the Orange Team that came out as the Best Sporting Zone in Grand Turk. In the Volleyball Competition it was the Turks and Caicos Community College walking away with the Trophy and cash prize. The Strong Woman Contest went to Rose-Anna Henry, and the Strong Man went to Ronald Parker. The Horse Race was won by Josh Smith whilst many other children won in their sports with medals and prizes.The President of the CGA, said she was very pleased with the outcome and thanked all those companies that partnered with the CGA, comprising of Kia Motors for sponsoring the T-Shirts, Chloe and Ben of Big Blue and Greg Doolittle of Ocean Academy out of Providenciales for giving of their time and working with the swimmers so diligently, Grand Turk Liquors, Palm Grove Variety Store, Rosa’s Variety Store, Walter Gardiner, Wally’s Restaurant, Cee’s Food Store, Do It Center, Jack Shack and Bohio Resort. Thanks also to the Zone Leaders and volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedule and assisting with this event. It is remarkable that we can give of our time to ensure that our Youths are being empowered through sports and healthy living. END Related Items:big blue, Cee’s Food Store, cga, Commonwealth Games Beach Olympics, Do It Center, Grand Turk Liquors, Jack Shack and Bohio Resort, ocean academy, Palm Grove Variety Store, Rosa’s Variety Store, Wally’s Restaurant, Walter Gardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Zero new HIV/AIDS cases not ambitious say TCI Prevention Unit Recommended for you Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIB See Vendor Expo & New Showroom at Provo Do it Center on Saturdaylast_img read more

Haiti Presidential Elections delayed due to Review of Voting process

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – Another hiccup in the Haitian presidential elections which were scheduled for December 27, 2015. The allegations of election fraud has reportedly forced Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council to postponed the runoff. One online report says, and I quote: “…a five-member commission to address swirling allegations of multiple voting and ballot tampering while also recommending ways to safeguard a final round’s integrity” was established. Current President, Michel Martelly announced the five member commission would investigate and provide a review; that should take three days. Another news source said the Provisional Electoral Council “did not provide a new date for the final round of national elections. Council spokesman Roudy Stanley Penn said a new date will be announced once a commission created by presidential decree has concluded its work.The council was installed last Tuesday.President Martelly is constitutionally barred from running again and expected to leave office by February 7, 2016. Recommended for you Related Items:elections, haiti, michel martelly, voting process TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

UK Trying To Change Law That Prevents Britain From Helping Territories

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 15, 2017 – Providenciales – Uk Ministers are now frantically trying to change the rules that prevent Britain from spending its aid budget to help the UK territories hit by Hurricane Irma.International Development Secretary Priti Patel fired off a letter to the global body which ruled that the UK cannot use its aid cash because the three overseas territories of Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and The British Virgin Islands are deemed “too wealthy”.She wrote to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to demand reforms to change the rule.“We believe that the international rules should take into account the vulnerabilities of small island states. These rules were first established over 40 years ago. The world has changed dramatically since then, and we will work constructively with international partners to ensure the rules remain relevant and up to date.” her letter stated.But other ministers said she should go ahead anyway and use the aid budget to help the victims of Irma even if that means breaking the law.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has just returned from a trip to see the devastation in the Caribbean, told a press conference it was ‘natural’ that the money should be used to help those affected. Johnson also said Whitehall (the British Civil Service) was working furiously to get the rules changed.The UK has pledged £57million towards disaster relief in the British territories and the public has helped to raise around £1.3million so far. Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for youlast_img read more

Neil Lennon denies Ireland links

first_imgHibernian boss Neil Lennon has rubbished reports linking him with the Republic of Ireland manager job after Martin O’Neill stepped down this week.The Football Association of Ireland are looking for a new manager after Martin O’Neill quit the role this week, and Lennon has been reported to be the front-runner for the job, but the Hibernian boss admits he hasn’t been contacted regarding the post.“Look it is just speculation. I am flattered if there is a link but I have not seen anything or heard anything regarding myself,” Lennon told Sky Sports.“All I have been doing is concentrating on us getting back into form because that is important.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“I am sorry to see Martin go because he had such a huge influence on my career, 10 years I played under him.“He did some great things with the Republic and I am sure he will come again because he is brilliant.“He did say he is looking for his next challenge or adventure so he has obviously still got the hunger burning away there. You can see it constantly on the touchline.“His competitive record was not that bad at all. It is part of the job I suppose, nothing lasts forever and I am sure he will be back.”last_img read more

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