Furious Matano blasts players after Gor loss

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first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano follows proceedings during his club’s Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29- A red faced Robert Matano was left fuming at his players’ pre-match conduct after their 1-0 loss to arch rivals Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday.Two days to the match, a section of players boycotted training over unpaid allowances disrupting the club’s build up to the tie and a furious Matano has now warned them of dire consequences if they repeat the same mistake. “We were not concentrated for this match and it cost us because football is mental. If you are not prepared mentally you start low pace. We only trained for one day as a team and that is not enough. We have to be focused and not distracted by small obstacles,” a furious Matano said.He further added; “I know our players did a mistake and they have to realize that. I blame them; they should take responsibility of this game and I warn they should not repeat that mistake any day. They are professional players and should focus on playing not only looking at their money.”Ingwe has been grappling with the exit of sponsors SportPesa who however seem not to have pulled both feet out of the club.According to chair Dan Mule, the club is yet to receive a penny from the betting company this year.However during the derby on Sunday the club donned a new kit brand not used last season, but surprisingly still had the sponsor’s logo.AFC Leopards players line up before the Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia as well donned branded kits for the game. Word has it that the sponsors might just return to the two clubs.Meanwhile, Matano has challenged the players to focus their energies on their work on the pitch and leave administrative matters to the management as he looks to turn the side that barely fought to survive last season into a title winning outfit.“I am a winner and I want to win trophies,” Matano roared as he talked of his focus for the new season.Despite the loss to Gor Mahia, Matano looked at the positives especially with the new players blended in and he believes he has confidence that his new look outfit will deliver in the new season, prime of their targets being the CAF Confederations Cup group stages.“I am very happy with them so far and I think they have done a good job. Soon enough they will gel together and we will have a very strong team. We lost 1-0 to Gor but if you compare, they have had their team together for long while we had only four players from last year’s starting 11,” the coach argued.AFC Leopards midfielder COllins Okoth dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during the Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe adds; “There is a lot of potential and the future is bright for us.”AFC Leopards begin their domestic campaign with an away assignment against Posta Rangers at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos next Sunday, six days before they host Madagascar’s Fosa Juniors in the Confederations Cup, tentatively in Kakamega.Matano says he feels his team is ready for the new season and will use the remaining week before the new season to polish the rough edges, including team cohesion and forward play which he says were some of the grey areas from Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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first_imgAn education system designed to prevent intellectual development has left schools in South African townships and rural areas poorly resourced and with sub-standard infrastructure. Believing that a safe, bright and resourced environment is conducive to positive childhood development, the folks at the Bright Kid Foundation have come up with a cost-effective alternative to failing schools.The organisation’s innovative Edutainer is a shipment container fitted with lighting and flooring and sports a colourful paintjob, it is a cheap and easily procured classroom and an ideal space for children to learn and grow to meet their potentialThe organisation’s innovative Edutainer is a shipment container fitted with lighting and flooring and sports a colourful paintjob. It is a cheap and easily procured classroom and an ideal space for children to learn and grow to meet their potential.“In 1999 the Mandela Children’s Fund distributed 1 000 of our toys to teachers throughout South Africa. We included a feedback form. One teacher wrote: ‘We love the toys but I’m teaching in a shack. Please send us a school!’” says Nicholas Jaff, media representative for the Bright Kid Foundation. “This request inspired us to develop the Edutainer pre-school classroom which can be sent anywhere in South Africa.”Because the Edutainer is made by converting standard shipment containers the cost of production is relatively low; it is also easy to transport to rural areas, where proper classrooms are most needed.“I am very happy with the Edutainer as it provides me with a professional classroom to teach from and earn a salary for myself and my teachers from the school fees,” says Meriam Petla, a facilitator at Tswelopele Day Care Centre in the Free State province.The Edutainer features safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and burglar-proof windows, and basic such as doors, and an extractor fan and insulation to keep the container warm in winter and cool in summer. It can accommodate up to 25 children and comes stocked with books, toys and educational materials.The Bright Kid Foundation has supplied more than 200 Edutainers and “skilltainers” to communities across the country; its latest delivery, an early childhood development centre, is to Kromdraai in Muldersdrift, Western Gauteng.The skilltainers provide space for development and training projects. The organisation also provides “booktainers” to communities needing libraries. These provide space for residents to read, and come stocked with books and educational materials.SAFE AND SOUNDThe organisation converts decommissioned shipment containers, using only those in good condition, needing very few repairs and which are still structurally sound.“All our Edutainers … are MANTAG certified, ” says Jaff. A MANTAG certification is awarded to construction and conversion projects that meet stringent standards as laid out in the Agrément Innovative Construction Assessments, affiliated with the Department of Public Works. The assessment investigates and certifies the quality of insulation, ventilation, fire safety precautions, acoustic specifications and heat extraction, among other conversion requirements.Because the Edutainer is made by converting standard shipment containers the cost of production is relatively low; it is also easy to transport to rural areas, where proper classrooms are most neededThe Bright Kid Foundation Edutainer is the only South African container conversion with an official MANTAG certificate.The foundation also works with the Department of Education, several sector education and training authority (Seta) organisations, and service providers on skills development and enterprise development projects.The partnerships involve the Foundation delivering skilltainers to communities, and the department, Setas and service providers are responsible for using them correctly.“We believe that the work we do will have a major impact in improving the quality of life for those who are taught and trained in our skilltainer, Edutainers and booktainers,” says Jaff. “We are very happy to be able to improve the quality of people’s lives and to help improve the prospects for growth and success of South Africa.”PLAY YOUR PARTThe Bright Kid Foundation needs funding to continue to convert and supply containers.Corporate donors can improve BBBEE scorecards and opt to display company logos on sponsored containers.Contact the foundation at +27 11 786 3169 or 082 852 4867, via email, or visit the donate page.last_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural fields through tile drainage systems. But nitrate is only part of the problem. Algae in freshwater lakes and ponds flourishes when exposed to a different pollutant, phosphorus, and the tiniest amount is enough to trigger a bloom.Illinois and the 11 other states that send the majority of the water to the Mississippi River set aggressive goals to reduce nitrate and phosphorus pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. To achieve those goals, large point sources of phosphorus, such as wastewater treatment plants, will need to invest in new infrastructure. But new research suggests there could be a role for farmers, as well.Laura Christianson, assistant professor of water quality in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, is an expert in woodchip bioreactors. She has done extensive work to demonstrate the potential of the woodchip-filled trenches in removing nitrate from tile drainage water in croplands.“The woodchips and the nitrate are necessary for the bacteria to complete their life cycles. As they consume the nitrate, it is removed from the water. It’s a biological process,” Christianson said.In a recent study, Christianson and several colleagues looked at whether they could also remove phosphorus by adding a special “P-filter” designed to trap the fertilizer-derived pollutant. The team tested two types of industrial waste products in the P-filters: acid mine drainage treatment residual (MDR) and steel slag. Phosphorous binds to elements such as iron, calcium, and aluminum contained in these products, removing it from the water.Rather than mixing MDR or steel slag with woodchips in one big nitrate- and phosphorus-removing machine, the team placed a separate P-filter upstream or downstream of a lab-scale bioreactor. They ran wastewater from an aquaculture tank through the system and measured the amount of nitrate and phosphorus at various points along the way.Nitrate removal was consistent, regardless of P-filter type and whether the P-filter was upstream or downstream of the bioreactor. But MDR was far superior as a phosphorus filter.“It removed 80 to 90% of the phosphorus at our medium flow rate,” Christianson said. “That was really, really good. Amazing.”Steel slag, on the other hand, only removed about 25 percent of the phosphorus. “But steel slag is a lot easier to find in the Midwest. And according to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, we’re only trying to remove 45% of the phosphorus we send downstream. Since agriculture is only responsible for half of that, 25% would be pretty good,” Christianson said.The system clearly shows potential, but several unknowns remain. Paired bioreactors and P-filters have yet to be tested in real-world conditions, although a handful have been installed in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, researchers don’t have a good handle on how much phosphorus is running off agricultural fields in tile drainage.last_img read more


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first_imgA group of popular Web device designers briefly meet and draw up a sketch of their newest gadget. Once they all agree, they hit save and they’re done. By the end of the day, hundreds of truckloads of their latest Internet of Things device is not only in the hands of customers on every continent, but each device has already been uniquely modified for each user’s specific needs. This fast approaching era of desktop manufacturing via advanced MakerBots and other 3D printers is in part why ThingM co-founder Mike Kuniavsky runs an annual conference called Sketching in Hardware. The event aims to “bring together a small group of people from technology, education, art and design worlds to talk about how to make creating electronics as easy as drawing with a pencil.” Thanks to ReadWriteWeb reader Droom Zacht, who recognizes Kuniavsky’s Orange Cone blog feed as “a milestone of the Internet of Things,” we decided to more fully investigate Kuniavsky’s work.BackgroundIn the mid 1990s, Mike Kuniavsky was senior researcher at Wired Digital. He then moved on to co-found Adaptive Path and more recently ThingM, which works in the fields of hardware and software user experience, Web technology development and consumer robotics. Kuniavsky’s first book was Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research. He has since published the Human Computer Interaction Handbook, and you can now pre-order his upcoming book Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design via Amazon. Orange Cone BlogOrangeCone is a public notebook where Kuniavsky shares his research and expertise as an Internet of Things usability expert. His blogging style is great for understanding the big-picture overview of what’s going on. He told us that, “For me, superficial differences (say: Flash vs. HTML5 vs. Cocoa) are not actually as important as the impact of deep infrastructural technologies, and I only see a couple of those. That’s why my focus these days is on how to create interfaces on multiple devices that still all read as the same service.” With some exceptions, Orange Cone is a collection of posts that you can read through as though it were an educational textbook. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Mike Kuniavsky “Changing Things” (Lift09 France EN) from Lift Conference on Vimeo.PrioritiesWhen we asked him about the most essential element of his work, he told us:“Dialogue about how to integrate information processing into our daily lives so that the result is greater productivity and satisfaction through technology, as opposed to increased use of technology for technology’s sake. Another way to say it: ubiquitous computing, interaction design, mobile UX design and Web sites are all part of the same thing to me. They’re all products of the interaction of several fundamental technologies (cheap chips and wireless networking being the most important) which is rapidly driving the increasing integration of information processing into everyday life.” Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#web deane rimerman Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… One of the most memorable posts is an excerpt from his upcoming book, Smart Things. In it he shares numerous screenshots of a 1994 mobile device called Magic Cap. This device predated Palm by several years and is far more sophisticated than what this writer thought was possible back then.A View of The FutureThe future according to Kuniavsky is best explained in a presentation he made at the 2009 Lift Conference in France titled “When Bits Meet Atoms: Making Things in a Read-Write World.” His presentation outlines the death of read-only material culture and the birth of Lessig’s read-write culture, which will fundamentally change our relationship with not just objects, but copyright law as well. In it he explains that “the end of Read-Only material culture, as I mark it, began in 1985, with the release of the Apple LaserWriter, which was the first mass market device that merged the flexibility of bits with the tangibility of atoms.” Back when we wrote about the top Internet of Things blogs to follow we left the Orange Cone blog off the list. At the time we hadn’t looked into his postings enough. But thanks to a ReadWriteWeb reader we realized that Orange Cone deserved a post of its own. Who’s next? Do you know of an Internet of Things innovator we need to write about? If so, please post your suggestion in the comments below. Images courtesy of Mike Kuniavsky, ThingM and Orange Cone. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


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first_imgIn the sleepy town of Khrew in Pulwama, Murawat, 30, is busy in a door-to-door campaign to galvanise support for first-time protesters, who are facing charges for rioting in 2010. He claims that around 62 people of Khrew, who were “first-time offenders”, have been dropped from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s amnesty scheme granted to 4,327 first-time stone-throwers recently.Not eligible“How is a first-time offender of 2010 different from [such an offender of] 2016? The Chief Minister has set a strange eligibility for dropping the cases. The fact remains we suffered more than anybody else. We have become nothing but a burden on our families,” Mr. Murawat told The Hindu.Though 4,957 cases have been withdrawn in the past two years, hundreds in south Kashmir and Srinagar claim that despite being first-time offenders, their cases continue to drag on. Mr. Murawat was arrested in August after a police station was set ablaze in clashes that left four civilians dead. “We were playing cricket when the incident took place. My friends Haroon Rashi, a mechanical engineer; Shahid Kamal, a post graduate and Mashooq Wani too are left without a future after the incident,” he added.Besides charges of rioting, Mr. Murawat was also slapped with Section 307 — attempt to murder. “All protesters are slapped with Section 307 by the police but no evidence is produced later to prove the same. My request to the government is that if they find any other case against me, please keep me behind the bars,” said Mr. Murawat, who is leading a street protest on Tuesday in Srinagar.Mr Murawat is also scheduled to meet the Centre’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma to raise the issue of first time offenders. “Mr. Sharma has given us appointment for this week. We have pinned our hopes on him,” he added.Another accused, Nazeer Ahmad, who is now 48, claims he remains busy attending court proceedings in Pulwama though the year. “I borrow money at times to meet court expenses,” said Mr. Ahmad, a resident of Shar Shali Khrew. “Why is the government dragging the case against us? I have four children, including three daughters, to raise,” he said.Around 62 residents of Khrew faces cases for the 2010 unrest and claim they are first-time accused and have no other cases against them. The PDP-BJP government on November 29 announced the dropping of cases against 4,327 youth who are first-time accused, involved in 744 cases of disturbing law and order. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said, “A process of review of cases against youth from 2008 to 2014 saw the release of 104 cases involving 634 youth.”Though 4957 cases have been withdrawn in the past two years, hundreds in south Kashmir and Srinagar claim that despite being first-time offenders, their cases continue to drag on. The 2010 unrest left over 113 civilians dead in street violence that disrupted the normal life for over five months.last_img read more