Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal at Islamic Solidarity Games

first_img38Palestine0000 38Brunei Darussalam0000 38Guinea0000 23Guinea-Bissau1012 23Mozambique1012 6Algeria7121837 35Malaysia0011 7Morocco751426 26Pakistan0257 38Sierra Leone0000 8Indonesia6292055 29United Arab Emirates0134 14Iraq24410 12Jordan311115 11Kyrgyzstan34714 3Iran23253280 23Benin1012 1Azerbaijan653928132 38Niger0000 16Syrian Arab Republic22610 2Turkey645747168 18Tunisia12811 30Guyana0123 13Turkmenistan24612 21Gambia1102 38Yemen0000 20Senegal1113 Nakaayi gives chase in the final 100m. She settled for a silver behind Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (R) at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017.Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal, Jebet wins gold in SteeplechaseBaku, Azerbaijan | AFP-Services (text stories) | Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal in the women’s 800-metre final on the second day of athletics at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.The 22-year-old Ugandan Olympian, was beaten by Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui. Akkaoui outlasted Nakaayi by just over half a second to win in 2 minutes 01.04 seconds as Morocco secured their second athletics gold of the Games on Wednesday. (see video and table standings below)Nakaayi’s silver is only Uganda’s second medal at an Islamic Solidarity Games, while Noelie Yarigo picked up bronze for Benin, their first-ever medal in these Games. Uganda’s only other medal came at the inaugural Islamic Games in 2005.Nakaayi and Shida were expected back on track Thursday for the 400m heats, while Salim Mayanja will run the 800 and 1500m Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The Islamic Solidarity Games comprise 10 days of sporting competition by athletes from over 50 ISSF nations, in 21 sports with 270 medal events.Uganda is represented at the games by an athletics, swimming, tennis , weightlifting team and the sport of Zurkhaneh.  Zurkhaneh ritual is a traditional heroic sport that has its roots in Iran. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. 35Lebanon0011 35Afghanistan0011center_img 15Kazakhstan23914 RankCountry 28Nigeria0213 38Somalia0000 32Djibouti0112 33Uganda0101 34Côte d’Ivoire0044 4Uzbekistan15153060 30Suriname0123 38Tajikistan0000 38Albania0000 Uganda fielded two in tennis, Duncan Mugabe and Oringa in the singles and doubles. The were knocked out of the doubles contest but Mugabe won his singles opening game, beating Pakistan’s Khan 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4).There are three athletes; Nakaayi was scheduled to run the 400m and 800m, Leni Shida the women’s 200m and 400m, and Salim Mayanja the men’s 800m and 1500.There were also three weightlifters, Hakim Ssempereza and Semei Kasumba in the 69kg division, then Kalidi Batuusain the 94 kg. Ssempereza and Kasumba were 12th and 13th overall out of 14 weightlifters. while Batuusain came 13th out of 13.In swimming, Uganda fielded Daisuke Ssegwanyi and Avice Michal Kakayi while Zurkhaneh has six, Robert Kizito, Okrah Stephen Kurikayo, Michael Kushemererwe, Kizza Lubega, MUGWISA Jonathan Mugwisa and Ivan Ssenyondo.Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (L), Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (C) and Benin’s Noelie Yarigo (R) pose on the podium of the Women’s 800m of the Athletics events at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO Countries with medals out of 56 nations competing 16Qatar22610 38Chad0000 38Burkina Faso0000 38Gabon0000 27Oman0235 38Maldives0000 38Mali0000 10Saudi Arabia41611 5Bahrain115420 38Comoros0000 19Cameroon1258 9Egypt64717 21Bangladesh1102 38Togo0000 38Mauritania0000 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Nicholls in First Place Entering Week Seven of Southland Action

first_imgThe Colonels (14-9, 8-2 SLC) sit in the driver’s seat and control their own destiny in chasing a Southland Conference championship with no other two-loss teams remaining. Nicholls battles Abilene Christian (14-10, 6-5 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. CT on the road before Houston Baptist visits Thibodeaux, La., on Saturday at 3 p.m. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls enters week seven of Southland Conference men’s basketball play in sole possession of first place, coming off an 81-64 win over New Orleans on Saturday. New Orleans (12-11, 9-3 SLC), Sam Houston State (14-10, 8-3 SLC), Southeastern Louisiana (14-10, 8-3 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (18-5, 7-3 SLC) are within reach of the Colonels. Additional Storylines: The Privateers’ lone game of the week is at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8-12, 5-5 SLC) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Bearkats get a chance at stopping the hottest team in the league, the Islanders, hosting them tonight at 6:30 p.m. Corpus Christi is currently on a four-game win streak after starting the league season 1-5. Sam Houston also competes at home Saturday against Lamar (14-10, 6-5 SLC) at 6:15 p.m. All three games will be available on ESPN3. The Lions hit the road with games against UIW tonight at 7 p.m. and McNeese on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks, who fell in Beaumont 76-54 on Saturday, contest the Cowboys in Lake Charles, La., on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and return home to take on Northwestern State (3-19, 0-11 SLC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. • Standing Alone: Nicholls reclaimed the top spot in conference on Saturday with an 81-64 victory at home over defending conference champion New Orleans (12-11, 9-3 Southland). The Colonels are now the only two-loss conference team.• I’ll Take That: Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls and Lamar rank in the top eight nationally for three key defensive categories: Steals per game, total steals and turnovers forced. The Lumberjacks are second in steals per game and total steals and first in turnovers forced. The Colonels are fourth, sixth and seventh for the same three categories, respectively. The Cardinals are seventh in steals per game and total steals and eighth in turnovers forced.• Island of Their Own: After beginning Southland play 1-5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has strung together four consecutive wins to move to .500 in league action. The Islanders visit Sam Houston State on Wednesday, who they lost to earlier this season, 82-50.• Oh Home, Let Me Come Home: SFA is one of 27 teams that are undefeated at home this season. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 at Johnson Coliseum this season and hold a tie for the 11th best home win streak nationally (14 games).• Bear With Me: Central Arkansas senior guard Jordan Howard ranks third in the nation for points per game (25.5 ppg). Teammate Hayden Koval is 10th in NCAA Division I for blocked shots per game (2.87).last_img read more

Atlético de Madrid announces the return of Yannick Carrasco

first_imgAtlético de Madrid has announced the return of Yannick Carrasco, who will play on loan until the end of the season after passing through the Dalian Yifang of the Chinese Super League. The Belgian, who left in 2018, returns to the rojiblanca discipline to help give air to a squad very depleted by injuries. The Belgian arrives on loan from Dalian Yifang after leaving in 2018 The end, skilled, with a good shot and with the ability to play with both legs, arrived at Atlético de Madrid in the summer of 2015. The Belgian played 124 games with the red and white elastic, with which he scored a total of 23 goals. After leaving in the Chinese winter market of the 17/18 course with Nico Gaitán, Carrasco left for a Dalian Yifang in which he has been a key player, scoring 24 goals in the 54 games he has played.last_img read more

Santa to make an appearance at Christmas Gala

first_imgThe gala will include the club’s skaters from Precanskate to senior groups performing their individual solos and group numbers.Also from 4-5 p.m. St. Nick himself will take to the ice, allowing those in attendance the opportunity to skate with him.The event will also be selling hot chocolate and popcorn to help raise money for the club, and admission into the event is by donation.- Advertisement –last_img

Lobster dinner helps raise cash for Kidsport

first_imgKidsport is a community based sport funding program which provides grants for children ranging in ages from 6-18 in order to help them participate in a sport of their choice.For more information on Kidsport, visit the organization’s official website.   – Advertisement –last_img

Messi, Argentina into last 16, sets up France clash

first_img0Shares0000Marcos Rojo celebrated his late winner with Lionel Messi on his back but the striker had carried his team for most of the game. Photo/REUTERSSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 26 – Marcus Rojo’s stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France.Messi’s first goal of the tournament got the two-time winners off to a perfect start in Saint Petersburg, but Victor Moses’s 51st minute penalty had Jorge Sampaoli’s men headed for a humiliating group stage exit until Rojo’s late intervention. The Manchester United defender, who had escaped conceding a second Nigerian penalty moments earlier after a controversial VAR review, thundered home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to send the under-fire Sampaoli running down the sidelines amid wild scenes of celebration.Messi missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Iceland and was largely bypassed in a 3-0 thrashing by Croatia that saw calls for Sampaoli to be sacked before their final group game.However, Argentina avoided the abyss by the skin of their teeth to fight another day against the highly-fancied French in Kazan on Saturday.Sampaoli made five changes from the Croatia game, with veterans of the Albiceleste’s run to the final four years ago Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria returning, but it was the recall of Ever Banega in midfield that provided the launchpad for Messi.The Sevilla playmaker was restored to bring some order to an Argentine midfield overrun by Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric and proved his worth inside 15 minutes.Banega’s brilliant pass over the top of the Nigerian defence picked out Messi’s run perfectly and, after cushioning the ball on his thigh, the five-time world player of the year erased the frustrations of his World Cup so far with an arrowed right-foot finish into the far corner.Modric claimed Croatia “cut off Messi” in Nizhny Novgorod five nights ago, but he was back to close to his Barcelona best at the heart of all Argentina’s best moves in a positive first 45 minutes.Relief: Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the 2018 World Cup to give Argentina the lead against Nigeria© AFP Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVHiguain just couldn’t flick the ball beyond the onrushing Francis Uzoho from a defence splitting pass before Uzoho then tipped a Messi free-kick onto the post.Argentina escaped just before the break when no penalty was given for Rojo’s high challenge on Kelechi Iheanacho.Nigeria felt that injustice was rectified just five minutes after the break, though, when this time Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir did point to the spot when Javier Mascherano tangled with Oghenekaro Etebo at a corner.Moses confidently stepped up to send Franco Armani the wrong way on his international debut and Argentina back to square one.Messi produced a magical performance in Argentina’s final qualifier with a hat-trick in Ecuador just to get his country to Russia.But he couldn’t recreate those heroics as Nigerian defenders swarmed around him everytime he was hopefully shovelled the ball by Argentine team-mates.There was further VAR controversy when Nigeria were denied a second penalty when Rojo headed onto his own arm before substitute Odion Ighalo fired wide.Ighalo missed another glorious chance when he shot too close to Armani and Nigeria were made to pay for their profligacy from the most unlikely source.Sergio Aguero had been thrown on from the bench to join Messi and Higuain in attack, but it was Rojo who produced a striker’s finish on his weaker right foot to spark delirious scenes of celebration among the tens of thousands of Argentines in the stands.Chief among them was legendary 1986 World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona who reacted by raising the middle finger of both hands in just his latest controversial moment as a spectator in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Tobin’s Service Station seek shop assistant & deli assistant

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: One of Donegal’s most popular service stations are on the lookout for new staff to join their innovative, dynamic and hardworking team. Tobin’s Service Station, has won multiple awards nationally for their outstanding business – which excels in providing top-class customer service and fantastic food.Cashier/ Shop AssistantDuties will include receiving payments from customers and forecourt staff. Flexibility is essential as working hours will include evenings and weekends ( approx 32 hours per week). You will also be required to stock shelves and maintain a clean and tidy environment in the store.Previous retail customer service experience is desirable. Deli Assistant Previous experience in food service is desirable. Approx 32 hours per week. Deli opening hours are Mon-Sat 7am – 4.30pm Closed Bank HolidaysApplicants must be reliable with a mature attitude and demonstrate: A passion for the delivery of excellent customer serviceEnjoy working as part of a high performance teamAn ability to learn quicklyAn ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environmentA flexible attitude to working hours.Applicants MUST be over 18 years of age. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.Please forward an up to date CV and cover letter stating which position you are applying for to:Manager, Tobin’s Service Station, Port Road,  LetterkennyOr email eddie@tobins.ieClosing date for applications is 5.30pm Friday 11th Aug 2017 Job Vacancies: Tobin’s Service Station seek shop assistant & deli assistant was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:jobsTobin’s Service Stationlast_img read more

French boost for SA wind power

first_img5 March 2008South African state company Eskom has signed an agreement with French development agency Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) for a €100-million loan over 20 years to help finance a new wind farm project.“The 100-megawatt wind farm will be built on the West Coast near the town of Koekenaap, east of Vredendal in the Western Cape and will be operational in early 2010,” the electricity company said in a statement this week.The two companies concluded the deal last week during an official visit to South Africa by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.French companies have taken a keen interest in South Africa’s plans to upgrade its electricity infrastructure, with Alstom recently being awarded a €1.3-billion contract to supply turbines and related infrastructure for a new coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga province, and Areva bidding to build the country’s next generation of nuclear power stations.The state-owned utility spent time evaluating various wind technologies available, as well as issues such as storage systems, costs and performance data at its wind energy demonstration facility near Klipheuwel outside Cape Town.“This project is a first step in applying the information gained from this pilot facility, and forms part of Eskom’s overall renewable energy strategy,” Eskom said.“The signing of the financing framework will initiate what Eskom believes will be a long term partnership between Eskom and the AFD that will support Eskom’s broad climate change strategy and capacity expansion programme.”Darling Wind FarmThe Koekenaap facility will be South Africa’s second commercial wind farm. The first one is busy being established near Darling, a small town north-west of Cape Town.The Darling project is a public-private partnership between the Central Energy Fund, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Darling Independent Power Producing Company and the South African and Danish Governments.The farm will use four 1.3-megawatt wind turbines to generate an expected annual 13.2-gigawatt hours of “green electricity”.This will be injected into Eskom’s national grid, transferred to Cape Town’s electricity network and sold onward to buyers prepared to pay a surcharge of around 25c per killowatt-hour for electricity generated through renewable sources.The City of Cape Town agreed in August 2006 to be the first such buyer/supplier, and will purchase electricity from Darling Wind Farm over a period of 20 years.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 Twitter Lists You Should Follow

first_imgTags:#social networks#web Those are some of our favorite lists. Have you spotted (or built) any red-hot lists we should be sure to know about as well? Let us know in comments. Listorious is a directory of lists, but isn’t it more fun to see lists of lists from people you know and trust? Both have their place – hopefully this is just the beginning of a new period of Twitter fun. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Twitter Lists have rolled out to a majority of users on the site now and the uptake has been remarkable. Things will get truly interesting when lists can by turned into columns in 3rd party clients like Tweetdeck and Seesmic (one small client says it’s shipped list support already and Tweetdeck says it’s coming soon), when you can share items with particular lists exclusively (like you can on Facebook) and when you can search inside particular lists. Anyone who’s worked with OPML files before is likely to find Twitter lists frustrating so far.Let’s operate under the assumption that Twitter’s own implementation of lists will be overshadowed by more useful implementations of the lists API. In order to help you get ready for that future, here are ten lists we think particularly worth following.Twitter Lists are exciting because curation of dynamic sources is exciting. This is a particularly accessible way to do what syndication geeks have been thrilled by for years.Here are some of our favorite curated lists we’ve found so far. We offer some description of these lists based on what we know about their creators and the short titles the lists have been given. The fact that Twitter doesn’t offer a field to describe lists makes me wonder who they talked to when building the feature. (Turns out this is coming next week.) A lot of things make me wonder that, in fact. We’ve said before that groups are the secret weapon of the social web and we’re excited to see this feature go live. Hopefully it will become more awesome with time.Here are 10 cool lists we suggest you follow. We found most of these lists by thinking of awesome people on Twitter, then seeing what lists they are on. Patrick LaForge’s “Linkers” LaForge is an Editor at the New York Times and finds great links to share all the time. These are some of the people he finds them from. Josh Elman’s Awesome SocialJosh Elman recently jumped ship from working at Facebook to working at Twitter. Silicon Valley super-geeks took notice, because Elman is a smart and connected guy. Here’s a nice big list of people he created that you should know if you’re interested in the social web.Robert Scoble’s FoundersYou want to see curation taken seriously? Watch Robert Scoble, any day of the week. Scoble has built out more great lists than you can shake a stick at and this one is a favorite of ours. It’s a list of company founders on Twitter. Strange beasts, these are, but good to pay attention to.Rebecca Leaman’s Nonprofit GeeksRebecca Leaman works at WildApricot and she’s created a great list of geeks focused on social good, nonprofit tech folks. These people should be on your radar.Chris Grayson’s Augmented Reality PeepsWe like Augmented Reality and so does Chris Grayson, a New York City mobile marketing consultant. He’s put together a nice long list of people working in AR. If you get to know these people now, you’ll probably be glad you did later.Mike Taylor’s XMPP ListMike Taylor, also known as Bear, does XMPP work at Seesmic. His XMPP list is a nice collection of real-time web developers, without bandwagon-jumping marketing types. Looking for early hints about where the real-time web is going? This list is one place we’re watching.Raven Zachary’s iPhone ListRaven Zachary is the founder of Small Society, an absurdly hot iPhone dev shop in Portland, Oregon. Raven is curating a giant list of all the people working on the iPhone that he can find. We’d love to see his list of just must-read iPhone folks, but this list is pretty cool too.Christina Braden’s Disability ListChristina Braden goes by the handle @advocate4all and her bio reads: “There will never be justice in the world until those who are not harmed are as indignant as those who are.” Hell, yeah. If you want to read biting, insightful critiques of social injustices, a list of disability rights activists is a great place to find them.Ben Turner’s Anthropology ListBen Turner is a renaissance man with a pretentious Twitter handle (@xeus) but his Anthropology list is an awesome collection of people studying digital culture.The ReadWriteWeb Team ListCharming, intelligent, attractive and humble – the ReadWriteWeb team is a great source of news and analysis about bleeding edge trends and developments online. We’d love it if you’d follow us on Twitter and engage with us in conversation. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Live Webcast of a Building Science Seminar

first_imgNot yet a member of GBA Pro? Sign up now!To enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membership, subscribe to GBA Pro today. More information on the scheduled sessionsWednesday December 5 is “Spray Foam Day” with Joseph Lstiburek. Dr. Lstiburek will present a full-day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience and laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite other BSC researchers to report on recent work.Thursday December 6 will feature John Straube, who will cover “HVAC for Low-Load Buildings.” Dr. Straube will define low-load and ultra-low-load buildings, and will discuss the enclosures that are needed to get there. Next, the implications of these low load enclosures on heating, ventilation, hot water, and other building systems will be explored. Fossil-fueled, electric, solar and biomass will all be addressed. This session is intended for designers and builders of ultra efficient residential (i.e., Passive House, DOE Challenge Home, and similar) and smaller commercial buildings. A summary of the December 5 sessionTo read a summary of the December 5 presentations, see Allison Bailes’ latest blog: Highlights from Joe Lstiburek’s 2012 Experts’ Session on Spray Foam.center_img GBA has made arrangements to provide live video streaming of an educational seminar by two renowned building science experts, Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube. Dubbed the Building Science Experts’ Session, the seminar is being held on Wednesday December 5 and Thursday December 6, 2012, in Westford, Massachusetts. Sessions begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.The video stream will be available at no charge to all GBA Pro members. A link to the live video stream will be added to this page on the morning of December 5, 2012.last_img read more