Mathare stage comeback to draw at Nzoia

first_img0Shares0000Cliff Nyakeya was the hero after helping Mathare grab a point away to Nzoia SugarNAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 – Mathare United came down twice to draw 2-2 away to Nzoia Sugar at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma as the Kenyan Premier League returned on Wednesday with mid-week fixtures hosted in different venues across the country.Free-scoring Elvis Rupia, who is currently leading the KPL top scorer chart, grabbed a brace for Nzoia but Mathare were able to salvage a point through Samuel Olwande and Cliff Nyakea. In other results, Nakumatt FC climbed off the relegation zone to sit 12th in the standing with 20 points after thrashing struggling Wazito FC 3-0, Sofapaka beat Chemelil Sugar 1-0 while Thika United were beaten 1-0 by Posta Rangers.At the Sudi Stadium, Rupia, who was recently awarded the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) April Player of the Month, sent Nzoia ahead after striking early with a well weighted shot from range after spotting Mathare shot-stopper Robert Mboya off his line.Nzoia Sugar FC posing for team photoMinutes later, Mathare pleaded for penalty but center referee Nyabera Libese ignored after Brian Otieno handled in the box while blocking Nyakeya’s low cross.On the other end David Odhiambo forced Mboya to a super save with a lethal strike.Mathare finally levelled the scoring in the 18th minute through Samuel Olwande who raised high to nod home after connecting Omondi’s delivery to see the match head to the breather with both sides tired 1-1.On resumption, Rupia completed his double in the 59th minute after connecting to Wandera’s cross from the left with a thunderous drive.However the celebrations did not last long as Mathare restored parity in the 66th minute from a Nyakeya fine finish after being set through on goal by Clifford Alwanga.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FSJ Chamber starts information sharing for those effected by forestry closures

first_img– Advertisement – FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. Chamber of Commerce has issued a special ‘Chamber Communicator’ to help assist members and businesses with information regarding the forestry sectors curtailments and closures.Through sharing information regarding funding opportunities, hiring opportunities and training opportunities the Chamber wants to be there to help.The Chamber shares, if you know someone who can benefit from the information to please share it.Northern Development announced the Forestry Affected Business (FAB) Consulting Rebate will reimburse small and medium-sized businesses for contracted consulting services. A rebate of up to 75 percent, to a maximum of $15,000, can be recovered for the cost of hiring a consultant to assist with business efforts.For more information; CLICK HERESupply Chain Connector is a search tool for industrial service and supply business in central and northern B.C. With easy access to a fully searchable database of businesses throughout the region.For more information; CLICK HEREWorkBC Fort St. John offers a wage subsidy program, self-employment services and employment skills workshops.For more information; CLICK HERE  If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at 250-785-6037last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This week’s article stems from a question that I was asked at my talk last Friday for Enterprise Week.The question was about emotional eating, and the person who asked the question was fully aware that during times of stress, she turned to food as a way to deal with her emotions.As it was during a Q&A session, I didn’t feel that I could elaborate enough on the topic for her, so I will delve a little deeper into why we comfort eat. Our cravings for certain types of food seem to always appear when we are at our weakest emotionally.It may happen consciously or unconsciously. Many health and dietary goals have been hampered by emotional eating.There are differing types of stresses; financial, relationship, unemployment, workplace, health or even fatigue.When it comes to emotional eating, it isn’t as simple as saying, ‘if you want it bad enough’ or ‘all you have to do is….’ Or any other of the hundreds of memes that pop up on social media. These mindsets simply don’t work. If they did, there wouldn’t be a problem.With emotional eating, we have to look at what the actual triggers are that are causing the problems and take steps to address these.Once these issues have been addressed, the cravings and weight loss issues can be addressed also.Tame your stress.
 If stress contributes to your emotional eating, try a stress management technique such as yoga, meditation or relaxation. Stress balls are proven to work as a sensory tool.Have a hunger reality check. 
Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not really hungry. Give the craving a little time to pass, drink a large glass of water or some coffee. Keep a food diary. 
A food diary is something that I mention frequently in my articles. It is simply the best way to hold yourself accountable for what you put in your mouth. 
Write down what you eat, how much you eat, when you eat, how you’re feeling when you eat and how hungry you are.Get support. 
You’re more likely to give in to emotional eating if you lack a good support network. Lean on family and friends. Let them know that you are trying to make changes and ask for support. You would be surprised at how people can unknowingly hamper your goals.Fight boredom. 
Instead of snacking when you’re not truly hungry, distract yourself. Take a walk, watch a movie, listen to music, read, surf the Internet, call a friend, go to the gym; the list is endless.Take away temptation. 
Don’t keep supplies of comfort foods in your home if they’re hard for you to resist. If they are not there, you can’t eat them. 
Also, don’t go food shopping when tired, hungry or emotionally stressed. Don’t deprive yourself. 
Do not aim for 100% when trying to lose weight, you WILL FAIL. Instead, aim for 90%. 
This will give you some leeway throughout the week to have a ‘free meal’ where you can eat what you like guilt free.Snack healthy. 
Snack on fruit, chopped veg sticks and small portions of nuts. They are a quick, simple and easy way to snack.Finally:Do not beat yourself up about setbacks with your diet. Everyone falls off the wagon. Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing to remember is that you have to have a healthy relationship with food first. Once that is in place, the weight will take care of itself. 
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#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL EATER? was last modified: March 30th, 2015 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:emmet rusheemotional eatingfitness columnlast_img read more

Tottenham insist they are not in takeover talks after Zuckerberg rumours

first_img Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg Tottenham have insisted they are not in takeover talks amid claims that a potential buyer backed by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg could be preparing a £1billion bid.Reports have suggested American investment company Iconiq Capital are interested in the White Hart Lane outfit, which finished second in the Premier League last season.However, Spurs, who are currently in the process of building a new stadium next to their current home, moved to dispel speculation that the club could be for sale.A statement issued through the club’s official website read: “The club engaged Rothschild to secure the funding for the new stadium.“As expected, many proposals came forward including bank debt and equity investment.“The club announced on 31 May 2017 the completion of the bank debt financing for the new stadium with a consortium of banks involving Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and HSBC Bank plc.“The Board believes this was the optimum solution in the interests of fans, employees and shareholders and for the continued development of the club.“The Board is not in any discussions relating to a takeover offer for the club.” 1last_img read more


first_imgA judge has ordered a businessman to vacate a bar and restaurant after a long and bitter battle over the premises.John G Larkin and his wife Honey outside Letterkenny Courthouse after yesterday’s case.David Mackey was given seven days to leave the Millview Bar in Letterkenny after a fractious stand-off with landlord and owner John G Larkin. What started off as an amicable business agreement in 2006 ended up in a violent altercation in which doors were smashed in and a chainsaw being brandished.Mr Larkin took Mr Mackey to court in a bid to get him ejected from the premises claiming his tenant owed him up to €150,000 in unpaid rent and other items.Mr Mackey’s barrister claimed that figure was more like €50,000.Mr Larkin told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he could not trust Mr Mackey any more.The Millview Bar and Diner at the centre of the disputed case.The court was told that there has been no rental payments on the property by Mr Mackey since January 17th, 2012.Mr Larkin said he received numerous cheques from Mr Mackey but claimed a number of them had bounced.The premises had initially been fitted with 10 bedrooms for bed and breakfast but Mr Mackey asked Mr Larkin if he could open an upstairs restaurant instead.The landlord agreed and fitted out a new restaurant called Flavours and agreed to give him a year’s free rent to see if the business took off.In December 2010 the restaurant was destroyed by flood damage.Mr Larkin told the court he was never reimbursed as Mr Mackey had never paid the insurance premium on the premises as had been agreed.On March 21st, 2012, Mr Larkin said he had had enough and went to change the locks on the premises.He was forced to employ security men from Dublin as he discovered his own security firm MICAD had been telling Mr Mackey what they were doing – a whistleblower as Judge O’Hagan referred to them.Mr Larkin and his group entered the building at 8.05am and took possession.Mr Larkin then said he phoned Gardai, they arrived and he told them he had taken possession and there was no breach of peace.However he revealed that throughout the day a large crowd of more than 30 people gathered.A small crowd including Mr Mackey tried to break their way into the back door and Mr Larkin said he was injured with a crowbar.“A chainsaw was brandished at one stage,” he said.However as they tried to keep these people out, another crowd were breaking their way into the building through its skylights.Mr Larkin said the men stayed there and it was made known to them that they were going to “ramraid” the rest of the building.He said his wife Honey began to cry and it was then he decided to leave the building.Judge John O’Hagan said he appreciated there was a lot of emotion in the case but that there was only one law on it.Mr Mackey’s barrister Seamus Breen asked for a ten minute recess.When he returned he said his client was withdrawing from the proceedings but asked for 28 days to leave the premises.Barrister for Mr Larkin, Conal Kelly, said his client wanted Mr Mackey out immediately.Judge O’Hagan said he would give Mr Mackey seven days to leave the premises.He also warned Mr Mackey that if he caused any damage to the premises he would face contempt of court and could find himself going to prison.Judge O’Hagan also ordered Mr Larkin to get an assessment of the cost of equipment belonging to Mr Mackey.He reserved the matter of costs and adjourned the case until July 29th.DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN GIVEN SEVEN DAYS TO QUIT RESTAURANT AND BAR was last modified: July 16th, 2013 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:David MackeyJohn G LarkinLetterkenny Circuit CourtMillview BarNEWMILLSlast_img read more

TD appalled that only one-quarter of farmers have received urgent tillage compensation

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & the Marine Charlie McConalogue says he’s “appalled” that fewer than one-third of farmers who had applied for payment under the tillage compensation scheme have received funding.New information released to Deputy McConalogue reveals that only 45 out of 167 applicants to the crop loss compensation scheme have received payment.“The three-quarters of farmers who applied for urgent assistance remain unpaid at this point in time is a shocking indictment of just how out of touch this Government is with small farmers and rural Ireland. Almost every farm scheme is experiencing unacceptable delays, but the fact that this is a compensation scheme is a major concern”, said Deputy McConalogue. “Tillage farmers had their crop destroyed by severe weather in Autumn 2016. The Government resisted every call for a crisis aid fund to help tillage farmers whose livelihoods had been wiped out. It was only following a Fianna Fáil campaign and Dáil motion that Minister Creed finally woke up to the seriousness of the situation and in July he finally conceded and established a tillage compensation fund.“Now it’s emerged there are serious delays in payment. This really isn’t good enough. These farmers are already under enormous pressure after two wet summers. The Minister needs to immediately accelerate the delivery of these payments to ensure their farms can remain viable”.TD appalled that only one-quarter of farmers have received urgent tillage compensation was last modified: November 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charlie mc conaloguefarmingtillagelast_img read more

Monday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Watch: Steph Curry tries to recreate tunnel shot at Chase Center

first_imgStephen Curry, seemingly always up for a challenge, re-created his beloved tunnel shot from Oracle Arena under adverse conditions at the new Chase Center Saturday night.Related Articles Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season center_img Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for Warriors this year …last_img

South Africa extends help to disabled abuse victims

first_imgThe Gender Based Violence Command Centre has expanded its services to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Blind and deaf people are now able to access counselling, thanks to technological advances.Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini launches the Disability Enhanced System on 2 December 2016 to make the Gender Based Violence Command Centre accessible to people with disabilities. (Image: Department of Social Development, Facebook)Brand South Africa Reporter Technology has helped to improve the Gender Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC). Women and children who are deaf or blind and are being abused now also have access to the system.The Department of Social Development has partnered with cellphone network Vodacom to enable the GBVCC to help disabled people.The centre was opened in 2014; it operates a call centre for people needing counselling, carried out by professional social workers.Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini launched the Disability Enhancement System on 2 December in Pretoria.Watch:“During this month of 16 Days of Activism we continue to hear the voices of women and children but the community of persons living with disabilities continues to be marginalised,” she said. “Initiatives like this aim to respond to that.“If we say we want to protect the rights of persons with disabilities we need to ask ourselves, what provisions have we made to allow persons with disabilities to live a fair life next to those without disabilities.”How it worksThe system uses Skype for people who are deaf, whereby they can communicate with the social workers using sign language.Blind people can use a panic button which has a siren light to contact the centre with a distress message. Police are also able to locate the person in need of help.Dlamini said the Disability Enhanced System had given the department an opportunity to help disabled people, especially deaf and blind women and children.“Gender-based violence among children and women with disabilities is also prevalent because they are part of South African society, which has a huge problem with the scourge of violence against women and children.”The department was committed to the National Development Plan, she said, which held that “we must be committed to sustainable development and end violence against women and girls”.“It remains our responsibility to ensure that women and children with disabilities are not trafficked and exposed to harmful practices,” the minister said.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Gallery: Final Freedom Friday celebrations

first_imgWords and pictures by Shamin ChibbaHundreds gathered at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg to celebrate the last of South Africa’s Freedom Fridays on 25 January. The campaign encouraged all South Africans to display their patriotism and pride by wearing anything resembling the colours of the national flag or the jersey of their favourite national sports team.Hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture, Government Communication and Information System, Lead SA and Proudly South African, the event attracted celebrities like Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Daniel Baron, as well as media and even schoolchildren.Speaking at the event, Proudly South African chief executive, Leslie Sedibe, reminded the crowd that the freedom that the country was celebrating did not come for free. He added that great strides had been made over the past 20 years and it was important for everyone to collectively celebrate and vote regardless of which political party one supports.Keeping in line with the 2014 Freedom Month theme, “South Africa – a Better Place to live in. We have a good story to tell”, Lead SA chief executive, Yusuf Abramjee, said all citizens should practice their democratic rights while continuing to share the South African story.Click on the images below for a larger view.Patriotic South Africans donned green and gold for the Final Freedom Fridays celebrations at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johanneburg.Xhosa poet and cultural activist, Bonga “Imbongi” Siyoko, hails from Transkei in the Eastern Cape. Wearing traditional Xhosa garb, his recitations called on South Africans to embrace our freedom.The Freedom Friday campaign was geared at reminding South Africans, especially young people, of where we come from as a nation and that the freedom we live with should be defended.Proudly South African chief executive Leslie Sedibe, left, said the freedom we gained did not come for free and that it was important for everyone to celebrate it.Singer/songwriter, Daniel Baron, sung one of his biggest hits titled Not Here at the Final Freedom Fridays celebrations.Freedom Fridays are celebrated in the lead up to Freedom Day on 27 April, which is observed annually to commemorate South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.Freedom Dancers urged the crowd to join them as they looked to end Freedom Fridays with song and dance.Bulelani Magwanishe, deputy minister of Public Enterprises, was not only at the celebrations but was also promoting government’s major services.A mascot for a Cape minstrel band, wearing the colourful attire typical of the minstrels, proudly waved his South African flag at the Freedom Fridays celebrations.Cape minstrels were at the Nasrec Expo Centre playing their carnival music to an appreciative crowd. They are a major feature at the Cape Minstrel Carnival held in Cape Town every 2 January.last_img read more