0Shares0000Harambee Stars Under-17 players walk off the pitch after a friendly match at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in NairobiNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 – The Harambee Stars Under-17 side arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday ahead of the CECAFA Junior Championship which kicks off on Saturday.The CECAFA Championship will also be used as a qualifier to the Nations Cup which will also be held in Tanzania, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) having decided to zone the qualifiers with each region producing two representatives. With East Africa hosting the Championship, only the winner of the tournament will qualify or if Tanzania wins, the losing finalist will earn that ticket.Kenya is eyeing that slot of qualifying for a continental championship for the first time.“It is very possible because we have trained well for the past two and a half weeks and I feel that this team we have is able to compete for that slot. It is going to be tough though but we will do our best to ensure we get that ticket,” head coach Michael Amenga told Capital Sport before the team departed.Kenya is in Pool B with South Sudan, Djibouti, Uganda and Ethiopia and will start their campaign next Tuesday against South Sudan. A top two finish will guarantee them a spot in the semi-finals.Harambee Stars Under-17 head coach Michael Amenga issues instructions to the players walk during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in Nairobi“It is a very tough group because at this moment in football, there is no small or big team. Each team is capable of doing well. We will give our best in all the matches and treat every one of them as a final,” the tactician further added.Kenya finished fourth in last year’s tournament played in Burundi after losing 4-1 to Uganda in the play off. They had won 4-0 against Burundi, drawn 0-0 with Ethiopia and lost 1-0 to Somalia in their group matches.They went on to lose 2-1 to eventual champions Tanzania in the semis. This year, Amenga believes he has a stronger team hence a bigger chance of making it to the final.However, he is worried with the unavailability of several dependable players who were held on to by their schools due to last week’s Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) games which ended in Eldoret.The Harambee Stars U17 team in action during a friendly match against Gor Mahia Youth“We tried to ask them for some players even during the games to come for the MRI and registration but they could not release them. I have almost eight players from schools who I could not get and it is such a pity. We also have three players who are in Norway with MYSA (Mathare Youth Sports Association),” lamented the coach.He added; “I would like to ask the KSSSA if they can agree to work closely with the federation to ensure that we have access to these players for such competitions in future. Always as Kenya, we want to field the strongest team.”Kenya has never played in the continental championship and with them coming closer to home in Tanzania, there will be motivation enough for them to fight for the lone ticket.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
1 Celtic have announced the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure on a one-year contract.Rodgers signed Toure for Liverpool in 2013, following the Ivory Coast player’s previous spells at Manchester City and Arsenal.After making him an early recruit in his Parkhead reign, Rodgers predicted Toure would thrive in Scotland and be a big asset to Celtic.Rodgers said: “I brought Kolo into Liverpool to add that bit of experience and help to the centre-halves there at the time. You saw from his impact there and in particular last season, he was a very important player for Jurgen Klopp towards the end of last season, playing in the Europa League final.“He was outstanding in the big games for me when I was there. He looks after himself, he’s a wonderful professional and he has good experience.”Rodgers added on Celtic’s website: “With a lot of young players in our squad, he can really help them and he can be of great assistance for the likes of Scott Brown, who is a wonderful leader.“But he needs support and help around him as well. It will be nice for Scotty to have someone behind him who has that real big-game experience. Kolo can do very well for us.” Kolo Toure during his time at Liverpool
Nothing says Christmas glamour more than a bit of sparkle and a dash of red lipstick.Everyone can wear a red lippy, the key is finding the right shade and texture for your skin tone.If you don’t know what your skin tone is just remember that fair complexions have cool skin tones with pink undertones. Black or brown hair with warm skin tones– orangey reds, brown based reds, golden reds, tawny reds. If cool undertones, go for cherry reds, plums and burgundy’s.Blonde with a warm complexion – coral reds, orange reds or copper reds. If you have a cool skin tone, plum or pink reds, light rose reds or reds with a blue undertone are for you.Redheads with a cool complexion – blue reds, berry, plum and brick. Warm complexion -orangey, brighter shades of red.All skin tones – true red, postbox red.From cool, blue-toned shades to warmer tones, here are a few reds to complete your look. 1. MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo: £15.50, €19.50 This is a show stopper red that complements all skin tones. It’s extra matte, with intense colour and super long lasting. It may be a little drying- a balm on lips before applying might help. Be sure to softly exfoliate your lips and moisturise.2. WET N’ WILD MEGALAST LIP COLOR Stoplight Red 911D: £4.72, €2.99 This is a true blue-based red lipstick that has a semi-matte finish. It is lasting and looks amazing on fair complexions. A good one to try if you’re experimenting with red lipstick. It looks amazing on traditional Celtic colouring.3.Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice: £7.49, €10.69 This was first released in 1952 and is still a bestseller. This is a vintage red and considered a neutral red. It’s very moisturising and was a favourite of Elizabeth Taylor.4. Topshop Lips in Rio Rio: £8, €12 This is an orange-toned red that complements olive and sallow skin tones. Warm and creamy in texture, it has a satin matte finish.5. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche: £6.99, €12.29 The beauty brand has created a red lipstick collection with its Color Riche Pure Reds. The Pure Reds shades have been developed to suit all skin and hair colours, and are now being marketed using one of the L’Oreal brand ambassadors – Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede – as a quick reference guide to which one will suit you. 6. NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie: £5, €6.49 A soft sheer gloss, this red is slightly warmer and works beautifully on yellow-toned skin.BEAUTY: A RED HOT LIPSTICK FOR ALL SKIN TONES was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BeautyCHristmasL’Oreal TopshoplipstickredRevlon
Since 2003, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s office has announced more than $5 billion in settlements with a dozen companies for overcharging California and manipulating the market during the crisis. Lockyer spokesman Tom Dresslar said the office has additional pending court actions, including a lawsuit filed against Sempra Energy last month, that could result in several billion dollars more for Californians. But Dresslar noted legal and federal regulatory hurdles. “Antiquated court doctrines, federal pre-emption – when you take it as a whole, the whole system’s rigged against the people who got ripped off, and it’s to benefit the pirates who ripped us off,” Dresslar said. “When you look at the obstacles the legal structure and the courts have placed in our paths, $5 billion in settlements is pretty good.” While the state attorney general fights for more refunds, however, several factors continue to drive energy costs up – most notably steep increases in the cost of natural gas used to fuel many electricity plants. Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute at Berkeley, said natural gas prices were in the range of $2 to $3 per million British thermal units or BTUs in the 1990s. Today they are around $14 per million BTUs. That means an electricity-generating plant fueled by natural gas that used to produce power for 2“ cents per kilowatt hour now spends nearly 10 cents per kilowatt hour. Some of the increase has been driven by Hurricane Katrina’s effect on natural gas producers along the Gulf Coast. The increase may level off next year as that dissipates, but prices will remain fairly high, Borenstein said. “What the futures market is telling us is the prices are likely to come down a bit because we have a short-run squeeze now, but they’re going to remain at extremely high levels by historical standards,” he said. Edison officials said their application for a phased-in average price increase of 15 percent next year is a pass-through of increased costs and won’t boost profits. And the hike would likely be higher if it were not for the settlement refunds and some financial hedging techniques the utility has used in the natural gas futures market. “By PUC directive, that (settlement) money as it is received here at the utility is used to pay a portion of the costs of buying power for our customers today,” said Edison spokesman Gil Alexander. “If that money were not being received, a commensurate amount would be added to rates to pay for the power our customers received today.” Edison is due about $700 million in payments from settlements with energy companies including Enron, Duke and Mirant. Partial payments on the first $400 million have been coming in since 2003, while the first payments on the remaining $300 million are expected to begin in January. But the refund money is trickling in over a long period of time and at less than face value. El Paso Corp., for example, is supposed to provide Edison with $263 million out of a $1 billion overall settlement reached with the state in 2003. But half of that amount is to be paid over 15 years. And Enron’s settlement of $1.5 billion for the state, including $70 million for Edison, is expected to be paid at about 23 cents on the dollar over the years because the company is in bankruptcy. Southern California Edison, a subsidiary of Edison International, earned $572 million in revenue the first three quarters of 2005, according to company statements. It serves 13 million people over a 50,000 square-mile service area throughout Southern California. Meanwhile, Pacific Gas & Electric also is expecting to increase rates about 6 percent to 7 percent next year with natural gas prices responsible for about half of that, a PG&E spokesman said. Other costs can be traced to new state programs for solar power and conservation, as well as standard inflation. “(The settlements) are definitely playing a role in keeping rates from rising higher than they otherwise would,” said PG&E spokesman John Nelson. The state’s third major investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas & Electric, plans to hike bills by less than 1 percent next year. A company spokesman could not provide an immediate explanation why SDG&E will be able to keep rates relatively stable while the other investor-owned utilities are raising rates. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which remained relatively immune to the energy crisis, has not announced plans to seek any rate hikes next year. The attorney general cases primarily affected the state’s three investor-owned utilities, not municipal agencies like the DWP. Ultimately, consumer groups say ratepayers who were expecting some payback for the gouging during the energy crisis will be disappointed. “The problem is we’re getting pennies on the dollar in these settlements,” said Mindy Spatt, spokeswoman for a San Francisco-based consumer group, The Utility Reform Network. “The settlements are nothing compared to what these companies basically robbed from us,” Spatt said. “And we pay the price every month in our electric bills, and there’s no relief in sight.” — Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Despite more than $5 billion in refund settlements with companies accused of price-gouging during the state’s energy crisis, many Californians still will see their electricity bills rise next year. While about $3 billion was supposed to be returned to consumers through discounts in their utility bills, the settlements have fallen short of their face values, and rising natural gas costs have overwhelmed any potential savings. Last week, Southern California Edison announced plans to hike electric rates about 15 percent next year, while Pacific Gas & Electric is looking at an increase of 6 percent to 7 percent. Outside the cities of Los Angeles, Burbank and other municipal areas that have their own power utilities, residents of dozens of cities and most unincorporated regions in Los Angeles County are served by Edison and are facing the major price increases, as are electricity customers in Ventura County. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At most, experts say, the refunds will only help soften the increases because the settlements are coming in over a long period of time and because several of the bigger energy companies, most notably Enron, are in bankruptcy and expected to pay only pennies on the dollar. “It’s too little too late,” said Doug Heller, executive director of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. “It’s like catching the guy who stole 100 bucks from you and requiring him to give you $10 of it back. And then the utility company says, ‘Oh, by the way, now you owe us $11.’ “So when you see this Edison proposed rate hike, and you put any refunds in the context of these rate hikes, you realize we’re not getting our money back.” Part of the reason, he added, can be traced to expensive long-term energy contracts that Gov. Gray Davis, under pressure from the energy industry, signed at the height of the 2000-01 energy crisis. Overall, energy companies are believed to have gouged California customers by about $9 billion at a time when state officials were desperate for power to prevent rolling blackouts.
Story Links OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team takes on a familiar opponent in the Creighton Bluejays on Thursday, Nov. 16 night in D.J. Sokol Arena with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and a free video stream is available on Jays Video. Drake Game Notes Live Stats Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) poured in a game-high 34 points to lead four Bulldogs in double-digit scoring. Wendell just missed a double-double, adding nine rebounds along with two assists. Her big game earned her the Missouri Valley Conference’s first player of the week award of the season and the 10th total in her decorated career. Sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) also just missed a double-double with 16 points and eight rebounds. Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded a points/assists double-double with 13 points and 13 assists. Ingle moved to No. 3 all-time in school history in career assists as she now has 547, passing former standout Stephanie Schmitz (1998-02, 546). Sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) added 14 points with 12 in the second half and knocked down three key three-pointers. Listen Live Drake (1-0) is making the trip to Omaha off a 99-91 comeback win at North Dakota on Nov. 11 in the 2016-17 season-opener. The Bulldogs trailed the Fighting Hawks, 71-69, at the end of the three quarters of play, but completed the comeback by outscoring them, 30-20, in the final quarter to secure the victory. Drake held UND scoreless for nearly four minutes towards the end of the contest. The victory helped Drake claim three votes in Monday’s USA TODAY Sports NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Creighton (0-2) was a member of the Missouri Valley Conference until July, 2013 when the Bluejays departed the MVC for the BIG EAST Conference. Creighton is the preseason favorite in the BIG EAST. The two schools have continued their longstanding rival by playing each other every season since the Bluejays departure. Drake leads the all-time series, 39-25 including an 81-72 win in Des Moines last season. Thursday is the home opener for the Bluejays who have dropped road games at South Dakota State and at Wichita State. Brianna Rollerson leads the team at 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Live Video Following Thursday’s game, Drake travels to Iowa State on Sunday night. Tipoff with the Cyclones is scheduled for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Version
Joanne IrwinMANY Donegal schoolteachers struggle to make ends meet after years of pay cuts and taxes, one of their reps has warned.Joanne Irwin, the incoming TUI Vice President from Co. Donegal, had sponsored branch motions at their annual conference this week.These included demanding that the Department of Education and Skills establish and introduce, in consultation with the teacher unions, a uniform selection and marking criteria for all teaching and promotional appointments and the introduction of a mechanism nationally to oversee the operation of these procedures. They also demanded that the moratorium on posts of responsibility be revoked immediately so that schools can function without placing further burdens on our principals and centre managers. This motion called for an audit to be undertaken to ascertain the true impact this moratorium is having on TUI members and the education of our students/learners.Ms Irwin gave a passionate speech on the effects that continual cutbacks is having on teachers’ mental and physical health and called for an immediate investigation into this matter.She also called for a study that will examine the impacts that the Haddington Road Agreement, the Croke Park Agreement, the decimation of middle management, the cull of guidance and counselling and other initiatives are having on her members.“Teachers are struggling to survive on low incomes which barely provide a basic standard of living because of this growing insidious casualisation of the teaching profession,” she told Donegal Daily. “More than 30% of our members at second level earn a salary based on less than full hours and even more startling more than 50% of our members aged under 35 are part time teachers.”She insisted: “Our schools are both pillars in our communities, and communities within themselves. For many students, the security of the school community is a safe place during a time of confusion in their lives when everything, physically and emotionally, is in a state of flux for them. We need to provide consistency for our students.”Delegates who represented the Co. Donegal branch this year included members from second level schools, adult education centres and Youthreach centres – teachers, managers, assistant principals and principals and therefore fully represented all members that the Co. Donegal Branch represent, she said. DONEGAL TEACHERS’ UNION BOSS WARNS: ‘WE’RE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET’ was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crisisDonegal teachersJOANNE IRWINlow payTUI
The 70 year old pensioner killed outside Donegal Town last night has been named locally as John McGarrigle.Mr McGarrigle, a retired father-of-five from Ballyshannon, died after his jeep struck another jeep between Laghey and Ballintra around 10pm last night.He died at the scene and a number of other people had to be rushed to hospital. Their injuries are not understood to be life-threatening, however.The former fisheries officer was the second person to die on Donegal’s roads in less than 24 hours.Another man, Marty Strain, 19, who was a passeger in a car which crashed at Tooban, Burnfoot at 4.30am, died in the early hours of Sunday morning.Mr Strain, from Burnfoot, was friends with John Hegarty, who also perished on the same road in July. Gardai are carrying out a full investigation into the cause of the crash.A 19 year old female passenger in the car is also in a serious condition in hospital while the driver of the car escaped with minor injuries.LATEST ROAD DEATH VICTIM WAS RETIRED FATHER-OF-FIVE was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallintracrashdeathdonegalDonegal TownGardaiLagheytragic
Moses Basena (centre) conducting the last training before the Congo Brazzaville game. File photo.FOOTBALL–Uganda Cranes secured second spot in the just ended 2018 World Cup qualifiers finishing four points behind record African champions Egypt.The Cranes ensured that they finished ahead of Ghana with a 1-1 draw away to bottom Congo in Brazzaville and with the Black Stars also drawing one all with Egypt, second place was all for Uganda.Many see the second place and positive results against Egpyt and Ghana as a step in the right direction dispite the fact that Uganda only managed to score three goals in the six matches.“We finally finished the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a draw against Congo,” Basena said.“Yes this may not be the best result we would have hoped for but definitely the team has made progress. Uganda is at a level now where we can compete with the best teams in Africa,” he added.Cranes head coach Moses Basena made whole sell changes to both his squad and final 20-man team for last Sunday’s game sighting that the inexperienced players are the future to the team.“Yes some of the senior players were absent for this game but everyone knows that we are in a transition where the new boys shall succeed those that have always been here,” he said.One of the the so called new boys is Milton Karisa who scored the goal that leveled matters for the Cranes in the 14th minute of yesterday’s encounter.Kalisa along with a few other players including Muzamir Mutyaba and Isaac Muleme(both started), Tom Matsiko, Ismail Watenga, Bernard Muwanga, Derrick Nsibambi and Nelson Ssenkatuka are highly tipped to be the ones to take over and looking at the last two campaigns, it is clear that they have learned a lot from the time they have spent next to the likes of team captain Denis Onyango and company.Uganda’s next engagements include COSAFA under 20 championships, CECAFA, CHAN 2018 and the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.Whether Basena remains the head coach of the Cranes come Wednesday when FUFA makes the long waited announcement, we are sure the transition will continueComments
The loss of Humboldt State football will be felt in more ways than one for the Lumberjacks and the local community.It’s a decision that transcends sports, one that isn’t quantifiable in mere numbers and power point presentations, and one that will have an effect on the future of all sports at Humboldt State.The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon, bringing some finality to a cloud of controversy that has hovered precariously over the team, its players, boosters, and indeed the HSU …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The following is a speech written by Amber Clingan, historian of the Mapleton FFA Chapter.What does FFA mean to you? FFA to me is a family. A family that is always there for you and pushes you to do better than your best. You end up making friendships and memories that are everlasting. The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.When I first joined I never thought I would take on different leadership roles I have now. Attending the meetings, seeing what really happens, experiencing the hard work that goes into the organization, and talking to people who life is revolved around the FFA. The more and more I learn and become involved, the more I want to do. I have taken on the role of Historian for my home chapter, Mapleton FFA, joined the junior fair board, became the treasurer for my 4-h club, Savannah Hardworkers, and a part of the band officer team.Going to state convention, hearing the state officers speak. Everything they said I took to heart. From what they said, I wanted to be like them. I wanted to be a better person. Since then I’ve opened myself up for anyone who needs it. I’ve become more helpful to my advisor, my fellow FFA members, and my friends.Since I’ve attended FFA Camp, at Muskingum Ohio, it has opened up my mind to new things. Ever since 7th grade my mind was set on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to major in law and minor in journalism, but since FFA camp I have been second guessing myself. Never in a million years did I think that I wanted to be a teacher. Now, I’m considering it. I like the thought of helping other, especially people younger than me, and to help provide the experience to other people that I got. I absolutely love the hands on work that comes with the Ag class. I how and what they thought us during camp. Camp, hearing the interns talk to us, seeing what they do, and how they should us valuable skills in fun ways just got me thinking. It got me thinking of how much fun it would be to be a teacher to do this kind of stuff with her students.What I have talked about is just the tip of the iceberg of how FFA impacted my life. Trust me I can go on and on and on how my life is impacted by FFA. FFA has done so much for me. I want other people to know what FFA has changed me as person for the better. I want other to know this so they can experience it before it’s too late.