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Mixed Netball tournament to start next month

first_imgAlso known as the ‘NovNetFest,’ the tournament will start on November 5 and run for four weekends with the grand final on November 26.Vice treasurer of the POMNA, Christabella Amona said 25 teams have already expressed interest to take part in this year’s tournament.She said registration is K500 a team and the deadline for registration is October 31.“Last year, we had 36 teams take part in the inaugural tournament with Veupanama winning the grand final.“We are hoping for a lot more teams this year,” said Amona.Prize money for the tournament:1st place- Shied plus K2, 500, 2nd place- K2, 000, 3rd place- K1, 500 and 4th place- K1, 000.last_img

‘Stop Impersonating As Civil Society Council Person’

first_imgThe chairperson of the grand Bassa county branch of the civil society council, Madam Martha C. Treh is warning individuals and members of organizations in the constant habit of using the name of the council to accomplish their ‘’selfish aims’’ to desist with immediate effect.Speaking to the daily observer on Tuesday Madam Treh described the act as illegal and that it brings the council under ridicule.She said, in accordance with our guidelines and constitution all advocacies are non-political, non-governmental and non-profit making.She clarified that the council has a chairperson, who is the only spokesperson and that other executive members can speak on behalf of the council when mandated.‘’Any member organization and individual caught engaging in political activities against the policies of the council will be terminated from the council’’ She noted with emphasis.She told member organizations that while it is their right to affiliate with any group at their wills they should not drag the council into political activities.Madam Treh pointed out that her warning comes in the wake of her several observations that some civil society organizations, individuals and local non-governmental organizations are in the constant habit of using the banner of the council to solicit or transact businesses, something she said has the propensity to destroy the good policies and image of the council.The council was established some 14 years and comprise of various local civil society organizations in the county coordinating affairs and it aims at to build capacity of three trainings in various disciplines(sectors) like agriculture, peace building and promote women rights, child protection to eradicate mob justice for a free and lawful society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quins face Mwamba in Kenya Cup playoff

first_img0Shares0000Quins and Mwamba in past action.PHOTO/KRUNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – Kenya Harlequin face a plucky Mwamba RFC in a Kenya Cup playoff this weekend.Quins who finished third after the conclusion of the league phase are up against Mwamba at the RFUEA Ground. The stakes are high with the winner booking a semifinal berth weekend away to KCB. The Ngong Road side did enough to secure their playoff qualification with several matches to spare, but Mwamba needed a late Greg Odhiambo try to lose by seven point margin last weekend against KCB with the bonus point seeing them end the regular season on 47 points, claiming the sixth and final slot.Both sides come into this fixture with plenty of motivation with Quins looking to avenge that 7-15 loss away to Mwamba last month. It goes without saying Mwamba will be out to repeat the Railway Club heroics and this of course sets the stage for a potentially entertaining fixture.Resolution Impala Saracens and defending champions Kabras Sugar meet up at the Impala Club in the other Kenya Cup Top Six Playoff.The last time the two sides met at this venue was on May 7 where Kabras registered a 22-7 result to claim their maiden Kenya Cup title.Just as it was last season, the Sarries finished ahead of the Kakamega based outfit at the close of league play but it is important to note the champions were 29-26 winners when they hosted the Sarries in Kakamega March 18.This sets the stage for an intriguing clash with the winner of this fixture advancing to an away semifinal against Homeboyz.-By Kenya Rugby Union-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs, Chelsea and Fulham stars nominated for prizes at London Football Awards

first_img1 Harry Kane is one of three Tottenham stars in the running to be crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.The England ace is the overwhelming favourite to pick up the prize, having scored a record 39 top-flight goals in 2017.He will face compeition from Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son, with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta the other names on the five-strong shortlist.Fulham’s teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon is in contention for both Young and EFL Player of the Year.Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen will battle Sessegnon for the Young Player of the Year prize having made a big impact at Stamford Bridge this season.Former England boss Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, is included on the shortist for Manager of the Year having masterminded an impressive turnaround at Crystal Palace following his appointment in September.Emma Hayes, who has enjoyed outstanding success as boss of Chelsea Ladies, is also in the running.Now in its fourth year, the London Football Awards, sponsored by Toscafund, raises funds for former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson OBE and his wife, Megs’ charity, Willow – the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. Read more about the Willow Foundation here.The nominees have been selected by an expert judging panel from the worlds of football and media, which includes talkSPORT’s Andy Jacobs and Paul Hawksbee.There are eight awards in total and the winners will be announced at London’s Battersea Evolution on March 1, 2018.Here’s the full list of nominees:Premier League Player of the YearCésar Azpilicueta – ChelseaChristian Eriksen – Tottenham HotspurHarry Kane – Tottenham HotspurHeung-Min Son – Tottenham HotspurWilfried Zaha – Crystal PalaceManager of the YearEmma Hayes – Chelsea LadiesRoy Hodgson – Crystal PalaceSlaviša Jokanovi? – FulhamNeil Harris – MillwallMauricio Pochettino – Tottenham HotspurEFL Player of the YearJosh Clarke – BrentfordGeorge Saville – MillwallRomaine Sawyers – BrentfordRyan Sessegnon – FulhamAlex Smithies – Queens Park RangersGoalkeeper of the YearAdrián – West Ham UnitedDaniel Bentley – BrentfordThibaut Courtois – ChelseaHeurelho Gomes – WatfordHugo Lloris – Tottenham HotspurWomen’s Player of the YearMillie Bright – Chelsea LadiesDanielle Carter – Arsenal WomenKatie Chapman – Chelsea LadiesFran Kirby – Chelsea LadiesJordan Nobbs – Arsenal WomenYoung Player of the Year (under-23)Andreas Christensen – ChelseaAinsley Maitland-Niles – ArsenalDavinson Sánchez – Tottenham HotspurRyan Sessegnon – FulhamHarry Winks – Tottenham HotspurCommunity Project of the YearAFC Wimbledon Foundation – AFC Wimbledon Women and GirlsBrentford Community Sports Trust – The Fearless Foundation’s Journalism ProjectQPR in the Community Trust – #Game4GrenfellThe Outstanding Contribution to London Football awardIan Wright – The former Arsenal, Crystal Palace, West Ham and England strikerlast_img read more

Adrian Durham had this message for those who dismiss women’s football ‘out of hand’

first_img“Are you going to say, ‘nah women’s football is rubbish forget about it, what’s the point in doing that, I can’t stand women’s football’“Are you going to try and talk her out of it? Think about that scenario. What are you going to say to your young daughter when she says ‘I want to be a footballer and play for the Lionesses’.”Darren Gough: “Exactly. You will have to see there is some good football played as well. You’ve talked about Lucy Bronze and the way she bombs down that right hand side. She’s fantastic.“What about some of the backheels and the skills we saw from England yesterday. What were there three nutmegs in a row in the corner and then finish by Nikita Parris? It was fantastic.Durham said: “That nutmeg from Nikita Parris, that touch was out of this world.Gough said: “She does it on a regular basis as well.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Nikita Parris named Player of the Match after England win over Scotland Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Getty deals Durham said: “I’m pretty disappointed I have to be talking about this in this day and age.“If you are one of those blokes who just dismisses out of hand women’s football, including the Women’s World Cup, we are all entitled to an opinion don’t get me wrong, but if you are one of those who dismisses women’s football, who ridicules it, who criticises it or hates it then think about this.“If you have a young daughter who comes to you at some point and says, ‘dad, I love football, I want to be a footballer when I grow up and my dream is to play for the Lionesses’, what are you going to turn around and say to her? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 20.53%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Nikita Parris celebrates with teammate Steph Houghton after scoring her team’s first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup LIVE ON talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Durham said: “It is disappointing to see so many lamely criticise women’s football.“I want to know what you would do gentlemen, in that scenario, your young daughter comes to you and says she wants to play for the Lionesses, what are you going to do?Every England and Scotland game from the Women’s World Cup will be live across the talkSPORT network.There will be further coverage of the tournament, including both semi-finals and the final.Commentaries will be shared across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2, as we capture all the colour from France and analysis of the action. gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Belgium vs Scotland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTHungary vs Wales (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Japan vs Scotland (Friday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Argentina (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT shining REPLY LATEST Adrian Durham had some words for those who still dismiss women’s football ‘out of hand’.The talkSPORT host wanted listeners to think about a certain scenario and what they would do in that situation.The Women’s World Cup started last week and England got off to a good start with a 2-1 win over Scotland. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 1last_img read more

Key talking points from Scotland’s draw with Slovenia

first_imgThe wait goes on. Scotland went into the final qualifier knowing exactly what was required and with the momentum of a five-match unbeaten run behind them. The highs of beating Slovakia, going toe to toe with England and rescuing a campaign that looked dead and buried a year ago all count for little in the end. Once again, Scotland fans will be watching on as world football enjoys its party and with 20 years having passed since we last competed on the biggest stage our absence will hardly be noted. Filibustering his way through TV interviews, insisting it wasn’t the time to talk about his role and then diverting the conversation with frankly bizarre comments on genetics, it was clear the question on everyone’s lips was the one he had no intention of answering.Regardless of the 60-year old’s feelings on the matter, his contract was extended to cover the World Cup 2018 campaign and a decision will have to be taken one way or the other. It might come from the manager himself, if he feels he doesn’t want to continue, or the Scottish FA may have to make the call having already given him their backing throughout two failed qualification campaigns.Usually, the parting of the ways comes after a slide and a succession of blows but recent history showed a manager who had found the right formula. Leigh Griffiths and Darren Fletcher were quick to offer their backing after the final whistle on Sunday. Scottish FA chairman Alan McRae has previously said that he wants the same man picking the team through to 2020.Strachan and the Hampden decision-makers have to, separately or together, weigh the overall upward curve of performances recently with the failure to achieve the ultimate target… twice. That’ll require some honest assessment of results and performances starting with the problems against Slovenia.Equaliser: Slovenia’s goal changed everything. SNS GroupThe winning formula that led to qualification hopes rising from the ashes was largely built around a Celtic core and the realisation that Leigh Griffiths was the nation’s best striker.Being deprived of Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong ahead of the decisive double-header was a cruel blow that forced a rethink from Strachan. Callum McGregor’s eventual call-up had many expecting him to bring the dynamism from his Celtic performances into the national team but the manager’s preference for his tried and tested meant this always seemed like a stretch.A re-worked midfield got the job done against Slovakia but the quick turnaround for the decisive game in Slovenia meant a new plan was required and the starting line-up raised plenty of questions. In-form James Forrest was dropped, Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both started in attack and James McArthur was drafted into midfield. The 4-2-3-1 that had been the model for previous success was set aside in favour of a 4-4-2 to match up against the opposition.It started well with Griffiths’ clinical finish putting Scotland 45 minutes away from the play-offs. After the break it all fell apart. Slovenia took charge of midfield and change was needed.Strachan had talked about the players’ ability to solve problems for themselves against Slovakia but it was clear that action from the dugout was needed. Anya was lined up to replace Martin in a move intended to shore things up and provide pace on the counter while Scotland protected their lead.Before Anya took the field the lead was gone but instead of a quick reactive rethink, the change went ahead anyway. Slovenia went ahead but no further change was made until there were just 11 minutes left on the clock when Robert Snodgrass and Steven Fletcher were introduced in what looked like a last throw of the dice. McGregor and John McGinn, energetic midfielders that every fan on social media seemed keen to see introduced, remained as spectators.Snodgrass’ equaliser and a late chance for Darren Fletcher meant Strachan could talk about how close the side came and presumably feel vindicated but many felt that hesitation and the wrong choices were the team’s undoing in the end.Retiral: Fletcher may have played his last game. SNS GroupWhether Strachan continues or a new face takes charge, the team will change again when Scotland return to competitive action next year. The general look of the side has already evolved through the last campaign but several players could call time on their international careers. Scott Brown has already retired once and is unlikely to be leading the team into Euro 2020. Darren Fletcher has already said he will be considering his next move. Christophe Berra, Robert Snodgrass, Steven Fletcher and James Morrison are already the wrong side of 30 and can’t be part of long-term forward planning.A new crop could be set to further their claims for a regular spot. McGinn and McGregor are on the rise, Liam Cooper could vie for a central defensive spot and the likes of Ryan Fraser and Tom Cairney could add to their caps.Darren Fletcher was confident in his assertion that Scotland’s major finals exile will end in 2020 but the team that ends the wait may not resemble last night’s too closely. As thoughts turn from This Time to Next Time the personnel on the park will be just as important as the face in the dugout. There will be arguments about what cost Scotland a play-off place. Some will say it was the home draw with Lithuania and some will argue the last-gasp equaliser conceded to England was the most damaging blow. Having held the lead at half-time in Ljubljana and failed to see it out was reason enough to miss out on the play-offs. In an all or nothing game the players may have given their all but left without the prize the nation was willing them to take.Decision: Strachan’s contract is ending. SNS GroupIn the raw aftermath on Sunday evening, Gordon Strachan was in no mood to discuss his future. last_img read more

Call to give sign language official status

first_img5 December 2012South Africa’s policy makers should debate the question of whether sign language should be added to the country’s list of official languages, says President Jacob Zuma.Zuma was speaking during a Siyahlola presidential monitoring programme visit to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Tuesday.During a community meeting at Bergvlam Primary School, people with disabilities and various organisations urged Zuma to add sign language as one of the country’s official languages.Scelo Dlamini from KwaZulu-Natal’s Deaf People Association told Zuma that deaf children suffered a lot in schools as they were taught by teachers who did not know sign language.“Please make sure that there’s training for teachers for sign language, including in early childhood development for deaf children to develop their language. Then they will know sign language better when they go to school,” Dlamini urged the President.A representative from South African Disability Alliance urged the Department of Basic Education to improve the use of sign language in schools. “Deaf learners are still not being taught in the medium of sign language. Academic curriculum for deaf children and intellectual learners is unsatisfactory,” he said.In response, Zuma said it was clear that the government needed to do something.“From today we can argue it better – whether in Parliament or Cabinet – to say that this must happen. Children with disabilities go to school and are taught by teachers who don’t understand the language – you can imagine the difficulty,” he said.He said learning sign language should be included in teachers’ training.Disability Awareness MonthZuma’s visit was the culmination of Disability Awareness Month, held in November under the theme, “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”, as proclaimed by the United Nations for the International Day for Persons with Disability held on 3 December.Responding to the challenges raised by people with albinism, including being teased, Zuma urged South Africans to respect their rights and stop calling them names.“There should be no more calling them by different names … We have to respect the rights of all citizens, we might outlaw these names … so that we can caution society and accord them the respect that they deserve,” Zuma said.People with disabilities also called on the government to ensure that departments fast-tracked the implementation of a 2% employment quota for people with disabilities, as they also wanted to be part of the country’s growing economy.Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana promised to follow up on the matter, and others raised during the meeting, with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. She also committed to call on other government departments to adhere to the 2% employment quota.“We already know the problems relating to access to transport and housing, and we are discussing these issues with relevant ministers including the Department of Labour.“We will sit down and speak with the arts and culture minister to recognise the issue of sign language. The basic education minister heard all the issues regarding education, and we will pass a request to the health minister about the access to hearing aids,” Xingwana said.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Potential Summer Blockbuster: iPhone 4.0 Multitasking

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#NYT#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … AppleInsider is reporting this morning that some trusted sources are predicting a “full-on solution” to multitasking in the iPhone 4.0 OS, which is set to be released this summer. Already, the iPhone shows that it is capable of multitasking with bundled apps like iPod and Nike+, but the update is said to handle a number of security and interface issues.Already, jailbreaking the iPhone shows how the device is fully capable of multitasking, but opens up the device to malware and poorly designed third-party apps that can make a full restore necessary.As AppleInsider points out, the real benefit of closing off the iPhone to multitasking is that there are no malicious apps running in the background, hijacking your phone. You are, after all, carrying a constantly GPS enabled multimedia recording device with you. At the same time, it would be absolutely wonderful to be able to listen to Pandora while using the MapMyRide app to track your bike ride across town, or any other number of combinations currently unavailable.But beyond security, AppleInsider discusses the issues of user interface that we might not think of right off the bat. In other operating systems, switching between apps is simple, by way of a taskbar or system dock. On the iPhone, multitasking is often handled by a small strip added at the top of the screen, but this would become messy for multiple applications. Perhaps we’ll see a new hardware solution to accompany this issue with the next iPhone “4GS” this summer. And, as Gizmodo points out, if we get multitasking for iPhone, can we really be expected to accept an iPad that can’t do the same?While AppleInsider says that its sources have predicted this “full-on solution”, it notes that the much called-for feature has been falsely rumored, by their own articles nonetheless, on three separate occassions over the past year. In addition to this, it says that two of the biggest problems – resource conservation and battery life – were not addressed by their sources. Would we really want these features if it meant a bogged down device we had to charge every hour on the hour? And is this just another case of the boy who cried wolf? Let’s hope not.center_img Related Posts mike melanson The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Biggest producer of coffee could see bean-growing land shrink nearly 90% by 2050

first_img Biggest producer of coffee could see bean-growing land shrink nearly 90% by 2050 The news isn’t getting any better for the future of coffee. Several studies have already predicted that climate change could halve the amount of farmland worldwide suitable for growing coffee by 2050, mainly because of increasing temperatures. Now, an ecological model of Latin America, the biggest producer, suggests even greater declines: Habitat for coffee could shrink by 88%, with particularly large losses in the lowlands of Nicaragua, Honduras, and Venezuela. The researchers also examined how future climate will impact the domesticated honey bee and 38 other bee species that pollinate coffee plants and boost yields. Although conditions will improve for pollinators on up to 22% of the future growing area for coffee—generally higher elevation areas, such as in Mexico—as much as 51% of the coffee-growing area will have fewer bee species, and that will likely dent yields, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. What can growers do? The study suggests they may need to cater to their bee populations by minimizing use of pesticides and keeping a diversity of native plants to provide other food for bees. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Erik StokstadSep. 11, 2017 , 3:00 PMcenter_img REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate last_img read more

Indian football roundup (31/10/2018): Real Kashmir off to a flying start, Bengaluru FC continue…

first_imgAdvertisementReal Kashmir FC again proved why I-League is one of the most unpredictable leagues of the world by trouncing defending champions Minerva Punjab 1-0 in their debut. In the other game of the I-League, NEROCA and Gokulam Kerala played out an entertaining 1-1 draw. Later in the evening, Bengaluru FC rode on Miku and Erik Paartalu’s goals to edge out a victory over ATK in the latter’s home ground.Real Kashmir couldn’t have asked for a better startMinerva Punjab started the game on a positive note with their striker William Opoku looking dangerous up front. However, the Hero of the Match Bilal Khan held his ground firm and ensured the scoreline remained the same at halftime. Bilal continued his string of saves as the game resumed when he produced two back-to-back saves in the opening minutes of second half.Real Kashmir’s determination finally paid off when their striker Gnohero Krizo broke the deadlock at the 73rd minute from a set piece variation. The final scoreline remained 1-0 as Minerva Punjab looked distraught in tasting defeat at their home soil.Gokulam and Kerala had to be content leaving with a pointIn another I-League game taking place simultaneously, Baoringdao Bodo gave Gokulam Kerala the lead just before the halftime whistle after a fierce counter-attack. NEROCA bounced back into the game when Eduardo Ferreira restored parity for them after a set piece variation at the 59th minute.Gokulam pushed men forward in search of three vital away points, but Bodo and Antonio German’s miscued chances didn’t prove to be of any help.Bengaluru climb to the third placeIn the only fixture of the ISL, Bengaluru came from behind to halt ATK’s momentum. U-17 World Cupper Komal Thatal gave the home side the lead at the 15th minute after a brilliant defence-splitting pass from Everton Santos. Arindam Bhattacharya produced a point-blank save off Miku’s header at the 21st minute as the Blues looked forward to leveling things up.Bengaluru’s attacks finally paid off dividends late in the first half when Miku slotted the ball past Arindam from a free kick. As the game resumed, Bengaluru continued their momentum and took the lead at the 47th minute after Erik Paartalu punished ATK for their scuffed clearance in a free kick.ATK pushed men forward for the equalizer, but Gerson Viera’s shot rattling the woodwork was the closest they could come. The full-time score read 2-1 in the favor of the visitors as they climbed to the third spot behind Northeast United FC and FC Goa.Advertisementlast_img read more