0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa with Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci during the unveiling of the Harambee Stars partnership on March 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – Betting firm Betin has been unveiled as the official Harambee Stars partner for its journey to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in June in a deal worth Sh20mn.According to Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa, Sh5mn of the 20mn will be used for kitting while the rest will be used to help the team prepare for the competition from this month’s game against Ghana, the camp in France and the final tournament in Egypt. “With Mariga (MacDonald) being an icon of Kenyan football and Betin brand ambassador, this is a huge thing for us and the national team. We are happy to welcome BetIn to the family and we thank them for finding value to come on board especially for the Cup of Nations,” Mwendwa said.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci exchange documens after signing a Sh20mn sponsorship deal for the Harambee Stars on Macrh 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We are extremely proud with this exciting partnership and the timing is perfect as we join Kenyans to watch the team prepare and play at the Cup of Nations for first time in 15 years. This will mark the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial partnership between Betin and football in Kenya,” Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci said.He added; “In the near future we aim to develop a strategy to benefit not only the upper tier of football in Kenya but also the grassroot which is equally important for the future stars of the national team. We will focus our efforts to ensure we give a platform for them to be able to one day line up with in the national team,”Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci after signing a Sh20mn sponsorship deal for the Harambee Stars on March 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe same sentiments were echoed by FKF boss Mwendwa who welcomed Betin to enter into a longer partnership with the national team as well as explore other avenues of helping to grow the local game.Secretary general Robert Muthomi added; “We also believe that with the value delivered to the brand, they will see more opportunities for partnership with Kenyan football at different level. We have the Harambee Starlets and a very competitive National Super League. Our women’s league continues to grow in popularity and we have now created the third tier of women’s football.”The partnership will steer Stars through the final qualification match against Ghana later this month, iinto the training camp scheduled for France from May 15 and the ultimate tournament in Egypt in June.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)
A six-week old kitten was found by a kind-hearted member of the public in a terrible state, suffering from cat flu and contacted the ISPCA for help.Following an urgent veterinary assessment, the kitten later named Sparrow was placed on life-saving fluid therapy due to her weakened state, to prepare her body for surgery.Her right eye was so badly damaged due to a chronic untreated infection and upon veterinary advice, there was no alternative but to have it surgically removed to prevent further suffering. ISPCA Donegal ARC Manager Denise McCausland said: “Sparrow was so small, it was touch and go if she would recover from the anaesthetic, as the damage to her eye was so severe. Thankfully this little lady made a great recovery and in the following weeks, her eye healed beautifully”.Cat flu is a treatable illness, and after a course of antibiotics most cats recover perfectly. Unfortunately for Sparrow, she had not received the veterinary treatment she needed in time for her illness, and sadly as a result her right eye was so badly damaged, it had to be removed”.This brave little kitten has since been rehomed and she is now thriving. Her new family have renamed her Winky, because they say “having one eye hasn’t limited her in any way. She is able to do everything a cat with two eyes can do, the only difference is instead of blinking, she winks!”Her new family said: “Winky is full of energy and always wants to play and cuddle. One of her favourite things to do is watch the washing machine spin around, and she falls asleep to the sound of it. Adopting a kitten in need is one of the best things we have ever done. We love her so much and it really means the world to us that we were able to help her and give her a loving home, and hopefully a much better life.” Winky is adored by her new family and we are very thankful they are giving her the life and home she thoroughly deserves.All cats and kittens adopted from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, part of which inoculates cats specifically for cat flu; they are also treated for parasites and neutered or spayed when of age.If you can offer a wonderful home to a cat or kitten from the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre, please email [email protected], call 074 9152360 or check out the cats/kittens for adoption on https://www.ispca.ie/rehoming/Doomed Donegal kitten Sparrow given new lease of life after rescue was last modified: March 28th, 2019 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)
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction in Derry yesterday, Saturday, July 13.Police say officers received a report that at approximately 11.00 am as a male was walking near the entrance to Collon Lane, he was approached by a black Audi car with three males inside.Two of these males got out of the vehicle and attempted to bundle the man into the car. They were unsuccessful and the man made good his escape. He was not injured during this incident, however, he has been left very badly shaken.Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Collon Lane at this time and witnessed this incident or anyone who has dash-cam footage that could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number RM19042550 13/07/19.“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”PSNI probe attempted abduction of man near Donegal-Derry border was last modified: July 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations James had 27 points and 12 assists, and Brandon Ingram scored 29 points for Los Angeles. They entered the night three games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.But the Lakers struggled throughout to keep pace with the Pelicans, who led most of the game and by as many as 20 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesReserve forward Cheick Diallo, now in his third season out of Kansas, had one of the better games of his career. He was perfect on eight shots from the field and tied a season high with 18 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and twice blocked Ingram near the rim.James was greeted by a mixture of cheers and boos by a crowd that included a conspicuous number of fans wearing Lakers purple and gold. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants But the boos that rained down on the court when James handled the ball left little doubt that New Orleans fans are convinced that James played a role in Davis’ decision to ask for a trade in late January, only months after Davis fired his previous representation and signed with James’ agent, Rich Paul.James has denied having any influence over Paul’s dealings with Davis, which would represent a violation of the NBA’s tampering rules.The Pelicans had the flexibility to sit a healthy Davis against the Lakers because they were playing for the second time in two nights, were at home and not on national television.“If you’re looking along the lines of having any significance because we’re playing the Lakers that had nothing to do with it,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game. “If we were playing the Baltimore Claws we would sit him out that game too, OK?“It gives us an opportunity to minimize the minutes that he’s going to be playing and as a team we think that’s best for our franchise right now.”ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers aggressively tried to acquire Davis before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. New Orleans, however, was uninterested in dealing Davis before this offseason, when more teams, including Boston, are expected to be in position to make stronger trade offers.While Davis spent the game on the bench wearing a dark suit, the players in uniform for New Orleans lit up the scoreboard and filled the stat sheet against a Lakers team needing a strong finish to the regular season to make the playoffs.TIP-INSLakers: Committed 23 turnovers, leading to 23 Pelicans points. … Shot 54.3 percent (44 of 81), including 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) from 3-point range. … Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points and JaVale McGee had 10. … Lakers reserves scored 24 points combined.Pelicans: Shot 52.1 percent (50 of 96), including 15 of 40 from 3-point range. .. Reserve guard Ian Clark had 17 points and Elfrid Payton scored 14, one night after he scored 15 in his return from a right ankle sprain that sidelined him nine games. … Pelicans reserves combined for 42 points.UP NEXTLakers: At Memphis on Monday night.Pelicans: Host Philadelphia on Monday night. New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) celebrates a score next to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Lance Stephenson (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points while Anthony Davis watched from the bench, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-115 on Saturday night.Former Laker Julius Randle had 24 points for the Pelicans, who looked in sync and motivated as they slowed LeBron James and the Lakers’ push to qualify for the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Lionel Messi hits 50th hat trick to give Barca 4-2 win at Sevilla Urgent reply from Philippine football chief PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl eyeing Everton winger Lookmanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is eyeing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.The pair worked together last season at RB Leipzig, where Lookman spent time on-loan.Now Hasenhuttl is ready for a reunion with the England U21 international, who is pushing for regular first team football.Lookman said just this week, “Football is football. I love playing football and I am glad to do that every single day. It is not a case of me being sad. I am just happy to play football”People said at the time I was crazy to go to Germany but I saw it as another experience and another learning curve for me. I’m glad I did go.”I learnt about being more of a goal threat and showing what I can do. Showing my worth to the team – that is the next step for me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall DBE has spoken out against the suffering of primates at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany.Dr Goodall’s call follows the joint investigation carried out by the BUAV and Soko Tierschutz at the MPI Tübingen facility in 2013-14 which uncovered the shocking use of primates for basic research into how their brains process information. Harrowing video footage filmed during the investigation featured on Stern TV and has caused a media and political storm. In Germany, there has been extensive media coverage of the investigation, causing public outcry and leading to calls for the local government of Baden Württemberg to take action against the facility.The investigation revealed the immense suffering of primates, who were forced to take part in experiments through the use of severe water deprivation and physical and psychological coercion. The monkeys were subjected to major surgery to implant head posts and/or head chambers into their skulls; many suffered bruised and bleeding head wounds. During the experiments, the water deprived monkeys were imprisoned by their necks in devices – with their heads held rigid by a surgically implanted post – inside dark, silent chambers and forced to carry out mundane tasks over and over for up to five hours a day, five days a week, month after month, in order to receive a small fluid reward.Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, told the BUAV: “I have just watched the video footage of experiments involving implantation of some kind of device into the brains of rhesus macaques at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. I have seldom been as sickened by any experiments – and the fact that this “basic research” was carried out under the auspices of an institution as highly respected as the Max Planck makes it even more shocking. In fact I cannot understand how permits were granted to conduct experiments that can lead to the kind of suffering depicted in the video. I certainly hope that this research will be stopped, immediately, and the monkeys removed from those responsible for these unethical procedures. In addition they should be provided with some relief for their obvious suffering.”The BUAV and Soko Tierschutz, have submitted a full report to the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen, the local authority responsible for licensing the primate experiments. The animal organisations have argued that, because the researchers at the MPI failed to provide sufficient and accurate information about harms and benefits and alternatives, the authority in Tübingen had failed to apply the legal tests required by the legislation before granting licences for the primate experiments.
ROME – The head of one of Italy’s ruling parties insisted Friday that the country won’t exit the euro currency bloc nor exceed its targeted deficit limit, dismissing the European Union’s worries about the populist government’s budget strategy.Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio, who heads the main party in the five-month old coalition, told foreign correspondents in Rome that he “guarantees” that domestic spending cuts plus economic growth spurred by public investment will keep the country from overshooting its deficit target for next year, as EU officials fear.“There’s still a lot to cut,” Di Maio said. “The guarantee we’re giving is that 2.4 per cent (of GDP) is the maximum deficit term” Italy will run up next year.He brushed off concern that Italy might incur EU sanctions if it sticks to its deficit target.Meanwhile, the head of the 19-member eurozone’s finance meetings sidestepped questions on whether Italy might be hit with a EU fine.“One thing at a time,” said Mario Centeno, Portugal’s finance minister who heads the so-called eurogroup and had just emerged from talks in Rome with Italy’s economy minister, Giovanni Tria. Centeno preferred to speak of an overarching concern in Brussels.“Beyond the rules, sustainability is the heart of the discussion,” Centeno told reporters.Tria gave no indication Italy would budge on its budget plans to please the EU.Flanking Centeno, Tria said that if avoiding sanctions were the goal, “we would have to make a very violent budget manoeuvr of fiscal restriction.” That, he argued, “would be suicide for an economy in marked slowdown.”Italy’s economic growth has been sub-par for years.There are doubts within Italy, too, about whether the government can achieve its economic growth goals with its proposed budget.An Italian central bank official, deputy director Luigi Federico Signorini, told lawmakers Friday that the government’s growth forecasts for next year are “ambitious.”The EU expects the Italian economy to grow only 1.2 per cent next year, the lowest in the eurozone. The Italian government expects a more optimistic 1.5 per cent growth.
A massive show drift near the intersection of 100th St. and 100th Ave. in Fort St. John on March 2nd. Photo by Chris Newton Residents shovel sidewalks in downtown Fort St. John. Photo by Chris Newton A Fort St. John resident working to clear snow. Photo by Chris Newton. Around the Peace Region, the winter storm that was caused by a Pacific frontal system colliding with an Arctic airmass caused a large variation of snowfall accumulations. Yu said that the Dawson Creek Airport only recorded minimal snowfall on Thursday, and only three centimetres of snow had fallen in the Mile Zero City between midnight and 7:00 a.m. The Chetwynd Airport has also only recorded one centimetre of snow as of 7:00 a.m.However, Yu said that a gas station in Tumbler Ridge recorded between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow. She also said a Ministry of Transportation weather station at the intersection of Highway 97 and the Braden Road recorded 40 centimetres of snow, but only 6 mm precipitation. Yu explained that most of the snow measurement there was likely due to drifting snow.The winter storm warning that was in effect in the Peace has now ended, but Environment Canada says that another 7 centimetres of snow is forecast to fall in Fort St. John before Saturday afternoon. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though The Weather Network said earlier this week that Spring would arrive late to the Peace Region, their prediction of precipitation amounts being near-normal has all but vanished.According to Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu, the single-day snowfall record in Fort St. John for March 1st was shattered Thursday. The North Peace Airport weather station recorded 17.8 centimetres of snow yesterday, breaking the previous March 1st snowfall record of 7.1 cms which dated to 1964.Yu said that as of 7:00 Friday morning, another roughly 10 cms of snow has fallen at the airport, breaking the previous March 2nd snowfall record of 8.6 cms that was set in 1997. Since the snow began falling early Thursday morning, Yu said that a total of 27 centimetres had fallen at the airport by 7:00 a.m. Friday, which is just one centimetre shy of the monthly average of 28 centimetres of snow. However, Yu said that the Energetic City is likely to see more snow throughout the day Friday.
The Literacy Society also announced details about its upcoming 1st Annual 5k Retro Run, which is taking place on Sunday, August 26th.The event, which only has 400 spots available, will be raising money for the Society’s fundraising goal of $8,000 to expand its free programs offered in the Fort St. John community.Registration for the event can be done on Energetictickets.ca via this link: http://energetictickets.ca/event/fort-st-john-literacy-society-5k-retro-run/The run starts at 10:00 a.m. at Northern Lights College and participants are encouraged to dress up in attire from their favourite decade.The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society announced Wednesday that it has hired Rosario Lloret, a.k.a. Charo, as its newest English as a Second Language teacher.Charo joins the Fort St. John Literacy Society team with a background in teaching, translation and is a published writer with her novel Wolf in a Beaver Coat.“We are thrilled to have Charo join our team, and are very excited to see the growth and direction she implements in our classroom,” said Literacy Society Executive Director Jessica Kalman. “We are also appreciative of Kara-Lee MacDonald, a past teacher, who has been temporarily filling the position for the summer”