Nkata set to replace Kimanzi at Tusker

first_img0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth head coach Paul Nkata with his players during their SportPesa Premier League match against Tusker FC on October 2. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, November 6 – Muhoroni Youth head coach, Paul Nkata is set to join Kenyan Premier League ten-time champions, Tusker FC to replace Francis Kimanzi who stepped aside last month after a string of poor results.George Owoko is tipped to assist the Ugandan who guided Muhoroni to a sixth finish in the SportPesa Premier League with the two being offered a two-year deal. According to club chairman, James Musyoki, talks are at an advanced stage that could see the two report to work December 1 to take the team through the pre-season as the Brewers seek to return to their glory days that saw them last lift the national title in 2012.“We are in discussions with him (Nkata) and other coaches because we want to employ a new coach before December. We have shortlisted six coaches who will come for the interview next week.“Of those who applied, he (Nkata) has an upper hand because of his qualification and the work he has done for Muhoroni but we are yet to finalize on the matter,” Musyoki told Capital Sport on Friday.On his part, Nkata hopes the deal will materialise that will see him become the second foreign head coach to manage Tusker after Tony Banfield guided the team, then referred as Kenya Breweries FC to the 1991Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup title.“Yes they approached me and we have been in talks for a while. I’m set to go for the interview 1st of December but for now I’m still with Muhoroni until we finish our GOtv matches.“I’m praying all goes well and if I’m considered well and good but if I’m not then I will remain at Muhoroni,” Nkanta, a former Uganda Premier League’s SC Villa and URA tactician declared.Owoko, a Confederation of African Football License ‘C’ holder is set to replace, Leonard Odipo who was elevated as interim head coach when Kimanzi, a UEFA-B coaching license-holder and former Harambee Stars boss decided to relinquish his position.Odipo who has a CAF ‘A’ License, took over after the team was dumped out of the GOtv Shield round of 16 by second tier side Nzoia United but failed to better Kimanzi when he saw his charges bundled out of the Top 8 semi-finals by SportPesa Premier League Champions,Gor Mahia.“Nobody wants to sleep hungry so I’m hoping to retain the job. We will see how it goes since I believe I have done my best,” Odipo, along serving Team Manager underscored after losing 2-1 to K’Ogalo on Wednesday.In five matches Odipo has been in charge, he has won two and lost two (both against Gor Mahia) and drawing one.Nkata has experience in the league, having coached Nairobi City Stars before joining the Sugar Millers where he recorded eight wins, five draws and one loss14 matches with Gor ending their unbeaten second leg on the last day of the campaign, losing 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The perfect Christmas present for fans of every Premier League club?

first_img 20 Leicester City – KerPlunk – Just like watching the Foxes this season, this game is a test of nerve, and can easily lead to losing your marbles as you slide to the bottom. Hull City – Battleship – Perfect for those experiencing a sinking feeling. 20 20 20 20 Watford – Operation – Will help Hornets fans understand the latest injury suffered by a Watford player. Chelsea – A plastic shed – Strictly for those plastics who never make it to The Shed. Middlesbrough – A flare – Might help Boro attract some attention. There’s more to north east football than Newcastle and Sunderland, y’know. Southampton – Train ticket to Liverpool – If Saints fans want to see the likes of Virgil van Dijk in future, they need to get up to Anfield, pronto. Sunderland – Frustration – Black Cats fans are used to going round in infuriating circles. Arsenal – The World at War boxset
Click the right arrow above to see the perfect gift for fans of every Premier League club… – At least with this present, Arsenal fans could experience what it’s like to see the Germans defeated. Swansea City – Remote control BB-8 – Star Wars is going to be big again this Christmas. And, just like the Jacks, this BB-8 toy is all over the place right now. Liverpool – Party decorations – Why not get those premature title celebrations started now? Everton – A set of cutlery – Be nice for them to have a bit of silverware, wouldn’t it? 20 20 It’s Chriiiiiiiiisssstmaaaaaaaaas!Time to get your presents sorted and, if you need to buy a gift for a football fan, we’ve got a handy suggestion for supporters from every Premier League club.All strictly tongue-in-cheek, check them out in the gallery above. Bournemouth – Deckchairs – They could do with a few more seats, couldn’t they? Stoke City – Umbrella, scarf and gloves – Apparently it’s always cold and wet in Stoke, especially if Lionel Messi’s rumoured to be heading there. 20 Crystal Palace – Dance lessons – Might help you avoid moving like a dad at a wedding. Or Alan Pardew. 20 20 Tottenham Hotspur – A map of eastern Europe – Handy for upcoming Thursday trips. 20 20 Manchester City – The Complete Official History of Manchester City – For all those new Man City fans to learn about the club that existed before they jumped on the bandwagon. 20 20 20 20 20 20 Burnley – A nice bottle of claret – Claret, geddit? Manchester United – Virtual Reality headset – Might help United fans escape from the reality of their club, post-Fergie. 20 West Bromwich Albion – A neck massage – The perfect gift for those who spend their Saturday afternoons looking to the sky as long balls and crosses drop to Salomon Rondon. 20 West Ham United – Binoculars – For use when playing at the London Stadium. Which is not to be confused with Villa Park, hey David Cameron?last_img read more

Racial clashes surge in Valley

first_imgCANOGA PARK – Racial tension that percolated in Los Angeles County jails this year has boiled over to San Fernando Valley streets, where Latino gang members are targeting African-Americans in random attacks. Blacks have been the targets in nine of 12 attempted-murder cases reported since July in the Canoga Park area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “The people getting shot are the guy walking down the street; they’re innocent victims,” said Lt. Tom Smart of the West Valley’s Gang Impact Team. “They don’t appear to have any gang membership or affiliation.” The attacks are evidence of racial tension that started in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods, shifted to the county jails and is now spreading to the relatively safe West Valley. Two inmates have been killed and scores of others injured this year in racial brawls at Los Angeles County jails. There have been 80 crimes against African-Americans as of last week with Latinos as suspects, compared with 37 last year, 51 in 2004, 22 in 2003 and two dozen in 2002. “It’s distressing to hear these situations are taking place not only in our jails and prisons but in the public streets of the city of Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired police sergeant. “It’s unacceptable in our society to have this type of heinous crime.” Teaming up with the FBI To tackle gang violence in the Valley, the LAPD has teamed up with the FBI to bring more law enforcement officials to the streets. Los Angeles police, local youth clubs and community groups are also combining forces through the San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs to coordinate a steady stream of activities and opportunities for young people, particularly in Canoga Park. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said law enforcement and city officials must do everything possible to end the violence. “We will not tolerate hate crimes in the city of Los Angeles,” Villaraigosa said in an interview Wednesday. “We will do everything we can to stop them.” While there are some serious racial issues among African-Americans and Latinos living in L.A., there are also many communities where the groups peacefully coexist, said Blair H. Taylor, president of the Los Angeles Urban League. “Quite frankly, I think there’s more and more of a need for increased understanding between blacks and Latinos,” Taylor said. “We have far more in common than differences. We will be stronger united than divided.” Blacks targeted But when it comes to violent crimes, blacks are usually the target, frequently with gangs. In Highland Park six years ago, an African-American man waiting for a bus was fatally shot by Highland Park gang members who, a year earlier, gunned down a black man as he looked for a parking space. The gang members had conspired to harass blacks to drive them out of their neighborhoods and also to stop them from moving in, according to the federal prosecutors who put the men on trial earlier this year. For participating in the conspiracy, three Latino gang members were sentenced in November to life in federal prison. In October, seven black college students in Ventura County were threatened during a home-invasion robbery and told to move out of the largely Latino neighborhood where they rented a home. The five Latino gunmen were likely gang members who targeted the students because of their race, said Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Ron Nelson. Hate crimes are unusual for Ventura County, but is typical behavior from gangs that want to control their turf, Nelson said. In L.A. County, where hate crimes have dropped about 30 percent from last year, blacks are more frequently targeted in growing areas, including Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita. “Most of the ones I see when the blacks are victims is when they are in an area that has been traditionally Hispanic or white,” said Detective Dan Zumer of the sheriff’s Hate Crime Task Force. “I don’t see a lot of them, but in most cases, that is the situation.” Varies by year Although annual studies by the county Commission on Human Relations consistently show African-Americans are the No. 1 targeted hate group, some years see fewer crimes against blacks than others, said Commissioner Zedar Broadous, former president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. But crimes against African-Americans are nothing new, he added. “There’s a reality in America. It’s the elephant in the room,” Broadous said. “African-Americans are still discriminated against. African-Americans make easy targets. That’s a stark reality.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“We believe it’s an outgrowth of some conflict we’ve seen in the county jail system where there have been fights along race lines,” said Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s top cop. “We believe gang members are targeting others and vice versa.” Blacks were targeted this year in 14 of the West Valley’s 23 reported hate crimes. Race was a motivating factor in the nine attempted-murder cases, as well, although they haven’t been classified as hate crimes, Smart said. Last week, a 17-year-old local Latino gang member was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the attack on a 17-year-old African-American, Smart said. In addition, two Canoga Park gang members, ages 17 and 18, were also recently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and detectives are investigating their links to other recent shootings and assaults. Across the West Valley, brown-on-black violence has spiked in the past year. last_img read more

New Arsenal head coach Arteta gets glowing endorsement from Pochettino

first_imgNew Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta received a glowing endorsement from former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino earlier this year.Speaking to Sky Sports back in February, the Argentine tipped his former Paris Saint-Germain teammate to go on and have a very successful spell in management. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ changes Mauricio Pochettino is expecting big things from Mikel Arteta in the dugout appointed PAYBACK scrap MOST READ IN FOOTBALL In fact, such is the regard Pochettino holds the Spaniard in, he believes the ex-Gunners midfielder can go on to become one of the ‘greatest coaches in football’.Asked whether he can be a success as a no.1, he replied: “Yes of course, he’s going to be.“He’s top, a top personality, character. I think he has the qualities to be one of the best,” he said earlier this year.“He was very young when I played with him at Paris Saint-Germain, he was 17 years old when he arrived and he was brilliant.” SORRY getty images Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff ✊ @m8arteta #WeAreTheArsenal 🔴 pic.twitter.com/yetzV1o7WN— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 20, 2019He continued: “He was brilliant not only because of his talent but his maturity on the pitch, to be a leader, his knowledge about football surprised me as he was a young player who had a capacity to talk in the same level as a 30-year-old player.“For me, he’s going to be one of the best coaches when he decides to be a coach. He has the capacity to be one of the greatest coaches in football, for sure.”Meanwhile, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has opened the door on Pochettino returning to the club in the future, after making the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision to relieve him of his duties last month. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 1 ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane revealed LATEST Happy with your new manager, Arsenal fans? We spoke to Mauricio Pochettino earlier this year and he predicted Mikel Arteta will become one of the best managers in the world 👀 pic.twitter.com/UGL2qmVjqi— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) December 20, 2019“You have to understand I had built up a personal relationship with Mauricio over five-and-a-half years,” Levy told the Evening Standard.“It is not something I ever wanted. Personally, it was incredibly difficult, I told him that and he understood.“He’s been in football (a long time), he understands. It’s not personal and I’m sure he’ll come back stronger and get an opportunity to manage another great club. Maybe one day he’ll come back to us.” latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

Former Rangers winger David Templeton trains with Dundee Utd

first_imgHe has played his entire career in Scotland, making a name for himself with over 100 appearances at Hearts between the age of 18 and 23.If Templeton joins Dundee United he will be Ray McKinnon’s third signing since the start of the year. Alex Nicholls and Thomas Mikkelsen both moved to the title challengers on loan during the winter window. Former Rangers and Hearts winger David Templeton is training with Championship side Dundee United.The 28-year-old has been without a club since ending his four-year spell at Ibrox last summer.Templeton, who hasn’t played in 18 months, is looking to return to full fitness and kickstart a career blighted by injury.His final Rangers appearance came on the first day of the 2015/16 campaign.last_img read more

CIMON the ‘flying brain’ to help astronauts

first_imgCIMON is no longer sc-fi. Image: AIrbus. CIMON the “flying brain” is not quite Star Wars’ R2D2 or even the more basic Huey, Dewey and Louie from Silent Running.Yet the medicine ball-sized intelligent assistant will later this year be playing a similar role for astronauts on the international space station.The ultimate aim is to develop artificial intelligence-based companions for long-range missions to the moon and Mars.CIMON stands for Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN —  proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way when it comes to acronyms —  and was developed by European aerospace giant Airbus and IBM.CIMON flying brain space astronautsThe iconic robot assistants in the sci-fi film Silent Running.It will use IBM’s Watson AI artificial intelligence technology and be tested on the ISS by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst during the agency’s Horizon missions between June and October, 2018.“In short, CIMON will be the first AI-based mission and flight assistance system,” said Manfred Jaumann, head of microgravity payloads from Airbus. “We are the first company in Europe to carry a free flyer, a kind of flying brain, to the ISS and to develop artificial intelligence for the crew on board the space station.”The aim is that CIMON, which was constructed using 3D printing, will help astronauts perform routine work and use its cloud-based AI technology to suggest solutions to problems.It will have the ability to learn and a face and voice that will allow astronauts to engage with it beyond routine checklists and procedures.As well as making work easier by assisting with routine tasks, CIMON is expected to improve efficiency and security as well as serve as an early warning for technical problems.Airbus started the project under its own auspices but it was picked up by the Bonn-based DLR Space Administration in 2016.This resulted in  a 50-strong project team comprising members from Airbus, DLR, IBM and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) working to help  CIMON learn to orientate itself, move around and recognise its human partners.This involved providing the Watson AI with voice samples and photos of  Gerst as well as procedures and plans of the Columbus module of the International Space Station.The system will get its first taste of zero gravity in March during a parabolic flight campaign designed to test guidance, navigation and control algorithms.Gerst will work with CIMON in space on an experiment with crystals adn the two will together try and solve Rubik’s cube. A third experiment will perform a complex medical experiment using CIMON as an “intelligent” flying camera.Airbus says CIMON will only be equipped with a selected range of capabilities on its first mission.But it notes that in the medium term, aerospace researchers plan to use the CIMON project “to examine group effects that can develop over a long period of time in small teams and that may arise during long-term missions to the Moon or Mars”.“Social interaction between people and machines, between astronauts and assistance systems equipped with emotional intelligence, could play an important role in the success of long-term missions,’’ the European aerospace company said.“Airbus’ developers are convinced that, here on Earth, developments of the assistance system could also find future use in hospitals and social care.”last_img read more

Do You Want This Activity Stream on Your Phone?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement marshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts There are a number of things that stand out to us in this illustration. First, the message at the top of the page that tells you if and how many new updates you’ve got is useful. It’s easier said than done, though, to determine what’s new and what’s old. It’s a must-have part of the interface none the less.Second, we really like the big faces of users. One of the advantages of standards in this sphere would be standardized user avatars like this, whether your data is coming in from Twitter or LinkedIn.Further, we really like that the service from which the update originated is highlighted in a particular color. It’s nice to scan down them and we presume that such an interface would allow you to click on any of those and see just that same update type.The truncated messages expandable for full viewing with a click are really nice. That’s a good way to handle “long” 140 character plus messages in a very small space.When we wrote last week about Marc Canter’s proposed “DiSO Dashboard” and its outline construction, the dashboard format was taken for granted. Ronin, the designer of the mock-up above, argued against that presumption in comments, at least when it comes to mobile use. He said that a mobile interface needed to be much more lightweight than a desktop style dashboard, and thus his proposed solution above. This vision comes with its own problems, as well, however.ConcernsWe like the option of calling a user in response to their full message, but we’d think that multiple ways to respond to these messages would be good. Then the interface gets a little more complicated.One thing you may have noticed if you’re a heavy user of multiple social networking systems is that some of them really overwhelm others. New cross posting services like Ping.fm or Pixelpipe will require de-duplication in an interface like this. Put these two factors together and you’ve got a real situation. (My friend Baratunde Thurston, for example, is driving me crazy with Twitter-like updates flooding my LinkedIn network updates feed, crowding out job changes I’d like to know about.)Finally, it’s hard to imagine using this kind of interface instead of the iPhone view of FriendFeed, which is simply awesome. The future may be all about open and Android, though, not about the expensive, closed iPhone, as impressive as it may be to many of us today. On the approximately 12 million iPhones sold to date, as “father of the cell phone” Marty Cooper said recently – “I don’t know how you put a yawn down on a piece of paper.” Cooper says that far, far more people will use feature rich phones all around the world when the carriers open up and embrace Android.No matter what kind of phone you use – is this the kind of interface you’d like to see Activity Streams displayed in on it? Speak up now, these interfaces are being built as we speak and this is your chance to have your two cents counted. Open web enthusiast Todd Ronin has published a cool mock-up animation of what an “activity stream” might look like on an Android phone. The design is simple but is something we can imagine enjoying on our phones, a lot.Android is Google’s super-open mobile operating system that hasn’t moved the needle yet, but is great for discussions like this and could end up much bigger than the iPhone. Activity Streams are the rivers of updates on what you and your friends are doing across different social networks. Most of the major social networking vendors are working hard to figure out what kind of standards could allow these activity streams to flow freely from one site to another. Here’s one vision of what that could look like on your phone.last_img read more

Only Henry can compare to Mbappe – Ranieri

first_imgKylian Mbappé ‘Only Henry can compare to Mbappe’ – Ranieri hails PSG star Robin Bairner 23:59 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe Rennes PSG Coupe de France 07012018 Gettyimages Kylian Mbappé PSG Nantes v PSG Nantes Ligue 1 The Italian coach has tipped the 19-year-old striker to become the greatest player in the world one day Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri has hailed the talents of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe, stating that only Thierry Henry can be compared to a player who could “win the Ballon d’Or”.Mbappe was at Monaco at the same time as Ranieri during the 2013-14 season and last summer completed a blockbuster loan move from the Stade Louis II to the capital that will be made permanent for an initial fee of €145 million in the summer.The 19-year-old has continued his stellar progress at PSG, where he has thrived beside Neymar, and Ranieri believes he is capable of becoming the best in the world. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He’s fantastic – if he continues to mature, he can will the Ballon d’Or,” the Italian said. “At the same age, the only equivalent in France is the great Thierry Henry.”Ranieri did confess, however, that he was unable to really appreciate the talent of a player who was only a boy when they crossed paths in the principality.”I had seen Anthony Martial play for Lyon’s reserves, but Mbappe was too young at the time,” he admitted. Ranieri’s Nantes clash with PSG on Sunday in a Ligue 1 encounter, having lost 4-1 to the runaway league leaders earlier this season.last_img read more

Klopp is used to winning with offside goals – Pellegrini

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is used to winning with offside goals, according to Manuel Pellegrini.West Ham held the Reds to a 1-1 draw at London Stadium on Monday after Michail Antonio cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener.But Mane’s goal should not have counted as James Milner was offside in the build-up, while Liverpool could have scored an added-time winner through substitute Divock Origi, who was also offside. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Pellegrini was left baffled by refereeing decisions and cited a Champions League quarter-final where his Malaga side were controversially knocked out by Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.Klopp appeared annoyed at the full-time whistle and was involved in exchanges with both Pellegrini and referee Kevin Friend’s team of match officials before leaving the field.And Pellegrini was quick to mention that last-eight tie in 2013 when he appeared in a post-match news conference.”It doesn’t matter [what was said], Klopp is used to winning [with] goals offside,” Pellegrini said.”He beat me against Malaga with Borussia Dortmund with a goal seven metres offside, so he cannot complain about anything.”Never cut corners, always aim for them! Wanted to get the fans all three points tonight, support that’s shown week in week out deserves it, didn’t quite get there but we gave our all! #COYI pic.twitter.com/Fy595vdiLH— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) February 4, 2019West Ham had lost their past three games in all competitions and Pellegrini called on his side to show more consistency after a rousing display against the league leaders.”I was pleased with the performance because I thought we played a very good game, but I’m disappointed with the result because they scored a goal which was clearly offside,” Pellegrini added.”We missed three or four chances, especially in the first 35 minutes, which could have finished the game. We missed those opportunities so we had a draw in a game which we could have won.”We played with the pace we had shown in other games again. In the Premier League you can’t play against anyone if you don’t play at a high pace.”If you give time and space to players, they will make good decisions and score goals. We worked similarly tonight as we did against Arsenal, but we created more chances.”We then lost three games away from home but I think the team we saw tonight is the team we must see from now until the end of the season.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more