Kerr in awe of Gor players ahead of home debut

first_img“It has been a great last two weeks and really, you can’t wish for a better bunch of players than this. They have done everything I have asked for in training and more. Everyone is fighting and working hard wanting to impress and the work we have put in will be seen on Sunday,” Kerr told Capital Sports.The former Simba SC coach arrived in the country on July 8 and watched from the stands as Gor exited the GOtv Shield with a post-match penalties loss to Bandari. His first game in charge was the friendly match against English Premier League side Everton FC in Tanzania where they lost 2-1.New Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares tactics with assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno at half time during their GOtv Shield match against Bandari at the Thika Stadium on July 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe will be taking charge of his first competitive match with the KPL giants and says he can’t wait to play infront of the passionate fans and lead his team to victory.“I am excited to be honest and I can’t wait for the day to get here. I am looking forward to working with these players and more so playing infront of the fans. They are very passionate if what I have seen is anything to go by,” the tactician noted.He has asked the players to get into the match with the same enthusiasm and tempo in which they faced Everton in Dar, pointing out his attacking philosophy will make Gor tick again.“All I have asked of them for the match is to give me an attacking game and the same hunger and intensity they have shown on the training ground. I am looking forward to a good game and I hope they are also doing the same,” an excited Kerr further pointed out.Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyGor Mahia are looking to wind off a poor run that has seen them fail to win in their last four KPL matches, losing once and drawing three.Kerr watched Nakumatt FC play during their last league match against Ulinzi Stars at the Ruaraka Sports Ground and he expects a tough duel.“I have watched several matches and to be honest the teams here are tough. Nakumatt FC is a good side and it will not be an easy encounter. But if we get everything right, we will be okay,” he further added.Gor, who sit third in the KPL standings with 28 points, have a chance to reclaim the lead if they bag maximum points and leaders Ulinzi Stars falter when they face Nzoia Sugar on the same day in Nakuru.K’Ogalo are confident of wrestling the Premier League title from Tusker FC and this is one of the primary objectives for Kerr especially after they were eliminated from the GOtv Shield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam as Gor played Everton FC in a friendly match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has lavished praise on the attitude and work rate of K’Ogalo players saying he could not wish for better personnel, just three weeks since taking charge of the 15-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.The Briton has praised the fighting spirit of the players and their attitude in training saying he is impressed by how quick they have grasped his philosophy and implemented it in training.last_img read more

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Learning To Love The Olympics Filthy Water ZikaFree Tube Socks And All

The best part has been seeing the athletes, who are even more impressive in real life than they are in ESPN’s Body issue. Ryan Lochte’s recently bleached hair looked more blue than blond against a backdrop of the blue Olympics logo, and Claressa Shields — the first female boxer in the U.S. to win gold — is ridiculously jacked and startlingly soft-spoken. It was jarring to hear such a delicate voice come out of a body that could rip you in two.So far, everything has been pretty great for me in spite of concerns about infrastructure (the traffic is unreal) and security (the Brazil Ministry of Justice fired its security team less than a week ago and put the local police in charge). I’m here for three weeks; I get to see the spectacle and be in a beautiful city, and then I get to go home. The larger issues that have been thrust into the spotlight because the Olympics are taking place in Brazil will still be here — the people who have been displaced, the workers who haven’t been paid, the sewage polluting the waters. But on the ground, Rio isn’t the apocalyptic hellscape from the media hype cycle so much as it is a city that has overextended its resources and is trying to keep its rougher edges just out of view.I left the press center and walked a few hundred yards to find a home, still inside Olympic Park, with a big sign on it that reads in Portuguese, “Amendment 74 Area of Special Social Interest. We have the right to live here. It remains to be seen if there are any morals left in the justice system or if it’s all corrupt. Not everyone has a price!” We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.RIO DE JANEIRO — For a lot of FiveThirtyEight sports stories, there’s not much need to be watching live. We’re trained to ignore hot takes from announcers, to remember that fluke plays can be meaningless. Most of what we know and understand about the games we love is gleaned from careful analysis after the game is over.During the 2014 World Cup, we came to understand Lionel Messi’s greatness by looking at how efficient a shooter he was (the ninth-most-efficient overall, but the best shooter when we adjusted for the shots he took) — that helped us contextualize just how abnormal it was for him to miss this sitter in the final. But his stats don’t necessarily capture the discombobulated, cracked-earth sensation of Messi not being Messi. After he missed that shot, how many Brahma beers were hurled by fans in the sky-blue jerseys of La Albiceleste? His national-team disappointments have been noted statistically, but what does the weight of national expectation sound and smell and feel like in a stadium of 75,000 screaming maniacs?That’s why I wanted to come to the Olympics. I’ve never covered an event of this magnitude, for this long — and I’m overwhelmed and scared and excited! I wanted to be here for the tactile data: to understand how different countries handle winning and losing, to see whose fans are the loudest and which stadiums are silent — and maybe to share some weird anecdotes about the things I’m doing and seeing along the way.Before I left, fears about Zika virus were rampant, or maybe they were just especially high at the Upper West Side location of AdvantageCare Physicians. My doctor prescribed the CDC-recommended typhoid vaccine, along with some anti-diarrhea pills (that I haven’t had to use!) and an outfit best described as Ph.D.-student-about-to-ride-a-bike, which was assembled using notes such as “keep your pant legs tucked into your socks.” At the risk of coming off like Hope Solo, here you go: I did this only once before realizing that it was overkill. I haven’t seen many bugs, but I know the concern is not about quantity of bugs but which ones carry Zika. I spent time at Guanabara Bay, the main site for the Olympic sailing events, with some of the U.S. sailing team and staff, and they told me that the water seemed a little better since runoff sewage had been closed off from dumping into the bay. The Associated Press reported this week that at a lagoon where Olympic rowing will take place, adenovirus (which can cause fever, diarrhea and pink eye, among other symptoms) readings were lower than they were in March 2015 but still at “hair-raising” levels. From where I was, on the shores of Guanabara Bay, the water appeared clean, if not downright beautiful, with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. But I didn’t swim in it. Over at the main press center at Olympic Park, some journalists have complained about the lack of free coffee and food options. THERE’S A PRESS CENTER WITH FREE COFFEE. It’s packed, and the free stuff runs out. But there’s another place to buy food. As a first-timer, I can’t contextualize just how good or bad things really are; people have told me “it’s better than Sochi” and “it’s so much worse than London.” Once, when I peed, the entire toilet paper holder came free of the wall. But I just set it down and got some toilet paper. On the other side of the city, more than an hour away from Olympic Park and the families it has pushed out, I waited in line to take a picture with the Olympic rings on the tourist-filled Copacabana beach. It was crowded but semi-orderly, as people took turns exchanging phones to take photos of one another. I always think selfies turn out better, so I flipped the camera around on my face only to catch a woman dressed all in gold holding a novelty torch. “What you can’t get from TV, and what I came to really love about the Olympics, were the little shavings on the factory floor, the curious byproducts of an event that brings together so many people from so many places in such narrow quarters,” reflected one reporter after the London Olympics. I’ll be here for the next few weeks, trying to find as many data-y things on the factory floor to share, but I’m eager to hear what you are seeing at home too. So leave me a note in the comments, tweet me, email me! I’ll try my best to deliver the same data-driven reporting we always provide, along with a sober, skeptical eye on the narratives the rest of the sports writing world is selling. read more

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Bahamas Elite Athlete Subvention Panel Announced

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 31, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard in a press conference, Monday, October 30, 2017 thanked those who have helped to develop the Elite Athlete Subvention Programme on behalf of the Ministry.  He also saluted those who have benefited from it over the years.   The Minister especially thanked those who are now a part of the newly-formed panel that is tasked with revising the programme.Minister Pintard stated, at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium: “during the various courtesy calls with various federations and associations, the Ministry promised to work with them in revamping the subvention programme which has been a source of concern for many federations and athletes throughout the country.“Today we are here to announce the committee that has been assembled, who are already engaged in the work of revamping the subvention system.”This process is expected to take approximately six weeks.Panel members include Director of Sports Tim Munnings, National Sports Authority (NSA) Chairman Vaughn Roberts, Senator Jennie Isaacs-Dotson, Consultant Grafton Ifill, Jr., Gold medalist Tonique Williams, Businessman and former elite athlete David Morley, Attorney Koschina Marshall, and the Bahamas Olympic Committee Chairman (once elected).Director of Sports Tim Munnings pointed out that the Elite Athlete Subvention Scheme was created in 1996, primarily to assist with athletes returning to The Bahamas to compete.  At that time, he said, only about six athletes benefited.“Today, over 60 athletes are currently enrolled in the programme, benefiting from direct government financial assistance toward their competition and training expenses,” Mr. Munnings said.   “The Government of The Bahamas is pleased that the programme has contributed to the podium success of many of the participating athletes; and we feel that through the improved management of the programme, we are confident that we will celebrate even more success of our athletes.”Mr. Munnings noted that the panel assembled to review the programme was made up of former athletes and professional administrators capable of providing an objective analysis and recommendations for the future. The work of the committee will be done in consultation with federations, athletes and other stakeholders.“I want to make it perfectly clear: The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas – having seen the exponential growth in sports in the country and the successes we have been experiencing across various sporting disciplines – is not in a position to provide what ideally we would love to provide by way of funding for all of the elite athletes in the country, however we are committed to doing our part,” Minister Pintard stated.“Furthermore, let me say that the purpose of sports in The Bahamas – and certainly under this Administration – is to not only develop elite athletes,” he added.   “We have other objectives, as well.”Minister Pintard said that one of those objectives is to use sports as a “national development tool” to promote healthy living among Bahamians.   An active lifestyle helps us in the fight against obesity and other non-communicable diseases.Secondly, Minister Pintard noted that the Government believes that education is “absolutely” important and sports play a key role in assisting many Bahamians who would have otherwise not been able to afford tertiary education by way of scholarships.“In addition, sports help persons develop various characteristics that are essential for wholesome development.”He added that the Government believes that sports can generate employment and be a source of revenue for many Bahamian professionals.“We ask all of our elite athletes to continue to do well in your respective disciplines; and demonstrate your commitment to The Bahamas.”He noted that it is not uncommon for many larger countries around the globe seek to lure elite athletes from other countries by offering forms of inducements.“In our case, we encourage you to remain focused, loyal, and nationalistic with respect to your country and we will do our part, within our financial capacity, to assist in your continued development,” Minister Pintard said.By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo Caption:   Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (second left) and Director of Sports Tim Munnings (left) are pictured on October 30, 2017, with Consultant Grafton Ifill, Jr. (second right) and Businessman and former elite athlete David Morley, two members of the newly-announced Elite Athlete Subvention Panel, during a press conference at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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CHP investigates reports of rocks hitting cars on Coronado bridge

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The California Highway Patrol is investigating multiple reports of rocks hitting cars on the Coronado bridge. The CHP says the incidents have happened over the past few days. The most recent incident being last night.Officers are unsure where the rocks are coming from ad are calling this a safety concern.The CHP is asking anyone who may have had a rock hit their car while driving on the bridge to file a report. KUSI Newsroom, November 21, 2018 CHP investigates reports of rocks hitting cars on Coronado bridge Posted: November 21, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:46 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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