Barding shock Passenga to book ARS final ticket

first_img0Shares0000Barding High School players celebrate after scoring against passenga. PHOTO/COURTESYKISUMU, Kenya, Aug 5- Passenga’s journey to a second successive Airtel Rising Stars national crown was cut short by a sharp Barding side that blanked them 2-0 in the semifinal fixture played before a partisan crowd at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Friday morning.Benjamin Ojiambo struck twice, five minutes into the match and bang on the stroke of half time to guide the hosts to the championship match in their ARS debut. Both sides saw red and finished the fixture with 10 players each, Barding’s Dennis “Junior” Oduor and Passenga’s Jimmy Maina dismissed by the match referee.Barding will now face Laiser Hill who were pushed all the way by Friends School Bukembe, eventually bossing the result courtesy of a 3-2 score at the Kisumu Boys Grounds.Laiser opened the scoring through Richard Odanda’s 20th minute strike before Joe Waithaka added the second thirteen minutes later. Victor Omondi would pull one back for Bukembe, scoring three minutes to the break as Laiser took a 2-1 lead into the breather.Harambee Stars under-20 midfielder Kevin Owino would extend Laiser’s lead after the restart, his 50th minute goal from the penalty spot giving the Metropolitan region representatives a 3-1 lead before Omondi landed his double in the 90th minute, too little too late for first timers Bukembe.Girls defending champions Wiyeta set up the stage for a successful title defence, seeing off hosts Nyakach Girls 2-0 in the early kick off at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Judith Musimbi was a handful for Nyakach, an ever present danger either with her distribution or finishing. She started and finished her own goal, plundering the ball into the net for Wiyeta’s opening goal after 29 minutes of the first half and before playing a hand in Sheila Anyango’s 63rd minute goal that killed off Nyakach.They will now face St. John’s Kaloleni who relied on the exploits of keeper Regina Shehe to crawl into the championship match, beating Nginda Girls 6-5 on penalties after the two sides were tied 1-1 after regulation and extra time.Nginda had gone ahead through Kitaru Christina’s early strike that was cancelled out by Aminah Randi’s 70th minute goal.Neither side would find the back of the net in the ensuing period and after both sides had gone through the motion of the penalty shootout, Shehe’s save of Mary Wambui’s penalty attempt saw St. John’s return for a first ARS national final appearance since 2014 when they fell to Butere Girls in the final.Collated ResultsGirls SemifinalsWiyeta 2 Nyakach 0, St. John 1 Nginda 1 (St. John’s win 6-5 on sudden death penalties)Boys semifinalsBarding 2 Passenga 0, Laiser Hill 3 Bukembe 2Final PairingsGirlsThird place playoff; Nyakach v NgindaFinal ; Wiyeta v St. JohnsBoysThird Place Playoff; Passenga v BukembeFinal; Barding v Laiser Hill0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bellino More money coming to fix Michigan roads and its about time

first_img23Mar Bellino: More money coming to fix Michigan roads, and it’s about time By state Rep. Joe BellinoMy Chrysler minivan and I share your pain when it comes to the terrible condition of Michigan roads.Potholes threaten to become our state symbol this time of year, with repeated freezes and thaws taking huge bites out of pavement. You’re sick of it. I’m sick of it. Everyone who uses Michigan roads is sick of it.But now there’s good news to share about Michigan roads. An additional $175 million for transportation projects statewide was signed into law this week, and most of that money will be headed to local road agencies to make urgently needed repairs right away.The extra money – in addition to what was previously budgeted  – comes without higher taxes or fees. The money is already available because various state government departments did not spend as much as originally projected during the previous budget cycle.That’s exactly how things should be done. Smart budgeting should free up resources to spend on what’s most important to residents, and improved roads certainly is high on that list.Southeast Michigan road crews will soon have extra cash to make our roads smoother and safer. Monroe County will receive an estimated additional $1.2 million, while Wayne County will receive $6.48 million. Cities and villages within the counties are in line for money on top of that, including Monroe, Flat Rock, Rockwood, South Rockwood, Carleton, Maybee and Estral Beach.Coupled with money for state projects, these funds will help address the region’s most pressing road and bridge needs.The added funds are not enough to fix everything, obviously. We should be doing even more to fix our roads, and I will continue to fight for more Southeast Michigan road funding in the upcoming negotiations for our next state budget.(State Rep. Joe Bellino represents the 17th District in Michigan, including parts of Monroe and Wayne counties.) Categories: Bellino News,Newslast_img read more

Remote control specialist Universal Electronics ha

first_imgRemote control specialist Universal Electronics has updated its QuickSet product family with the introduction of QuickSet Cloud and QuickSet 3.7.QuickSet Cloud is designed to deliver all the benefits of QuickSet – a product that can control nearly any connected home entertainment device – but as a cloud-service.QuickSet Cloud’s features include: automated device setup of control interfaces for most HDMI or IP-connected devices; a one-touch view control function that lets users view content with a single press of the remote; and cloud access to Universal Electronics’ device control code database.The cloud offering also includes more integration possibilities using web APIs – including with cloud video delivery platforms, IoT devices, and cross-platform mobile apps.Meanwhile, Quickset 3.7 is the latest version of Universal Electronics’ embedded software solution. This uses all the capabilities of QuickSet Cloud including a new Predictive Engine.This is designed to extend the automatic discovery and control capabilities of QuickSet by using standard device attributes and a predictive logic algorithm to identify a target device and simplify the user setup experience.Universal Electronics said that with Predictive Engine, QuickSet can now provide Smart TV manufacturers with an accurate prediction of the subscriber’s video service provider to help SmartTVs interact and deliver value-added services.Universal Electronics claims that its QuickSet range is integrated in over 250 million devices worldwide, including set-top boxes, connected TVs, game consoles, smartphones and tablets.Universal Electronics will be exhibiting at ANGA COM in hall 10.2, stand H7last_img read more

Dan Beer Canadabased video app platform Youi TV

first_imgDan BeerCanada-based video app platform You.i TV has hired Dan Speer in the new role of chief operating officer to help drive the company’s international growth.As COO, Beer will e responsible for aligning You.i TV’s  management processes with an expanding partner network. He previously headed up two groups at IBM – the performance management software division, a US$350 million (€310 million) business at which he was responsible for strategic direction and operations, and mergers and acquisition integration, for which he led due diligence and integration of more than 20 acquisitions with more than US$1 billion in acquired revenue.“Dan’s skills are uniquely suited to accelerate the next phase of You.i TV’s growth,” said Jason Flick, CEO and co-founder of You.i TV.“He has a keen understanding of software products, a history of building partner relationships that deliver on customer expectations, and the ability to sustain the startup flexibility that has contributed to You.i TV’s success. His expertise spans all fundamental areas – including forecasting, channels, operations and performance analytics – that are relevant to the company’s expansion on a global scale.”last_img read more