Fallen former Harambee Stars assistant coach Nyongesa leaves great legacy behind

first_imgHis own son, Michael Barasa went through the National Youth Centres to become a prolific player who rose to become the AFC Leopards Captain besides playing for Nakuru’s Ulinzi Stars and later Western Stima as well as leading the attacking front in the Harambee Stars team.Nyongesa, a father of nine died on Friday night at about 1:00 am following a long battle with prostate cancer which was diagnosed at stage four.The 77-year-old former player winner of different football titles had been admitted at the Nakuru War Memorial hospital where he passed on.He started his football career in Kitale where he played for Kitale Elgon Stars in the 60s and rose to be named Football Player of the year in 1977 and later won Coach of the Year Award in 1979.Nyongesa, who was described by his students/mentees as cool, humble and a strict disciplinarian also trained coaches in Nakuru before he was grounded by disease.One of his trainees, Hassan Hussein who coaches 08 Community Football Club in Nakuru West said the country has lost a great mind and diligent patriot who gave his life to football growth.“He taught us the importance of professionalism, discipline, sacrifice and integrity in our work and the need to pass knowledge to the younger generations,” he said.Husein added that even in sickness, Nyongesa still spared time to mentor young footballers and he established Nyayo team, a club of boys aged between 10-15 years which was training at an open field near his home in Ngata farm.Nyongesa’s wife, Rose Atieno said people are gathering at their home for burial arrangement while his husband’s body is at the Nakuru War Memorial Mortuary.A close family confidant said his final send off might be delayed to allow his two sons who are working abroad time to travel home.-BY WANJIRU MACHARIA-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nyongesa, a father of nine died on Friday night at about 1:00 am following a long battle with prostate cancer which was diagnosed at stage four. Photo/COURTESYNAKURU, Kenya, Aug 24 – Fallen former Harambee Stars assistant coach Sammy Nyongesa will be remembered for many great deeds among them establishing the National Youth Centres which produced superstars.Nyongesa, who died on Friday in Nakuru, has mentored hundreds of football players among the Ambrose ‘Golden Boy’ Ayoyi, Sammy Abida, Joseph Odera, John ‘Mo’ Muiruri, Sammy Taabu, Isaiah Otieno, Dickson Anyanga, Simon Wakhaya, James Odawa and John Navikhonelo.last_img read more

Big 5 play begins tonight

first_imgBig 5 Conference play kicks off tonight as two of the best boys basketball teams on the North Coast, Fortuna and Del Norte, look to prove which is the top team in the area while rivals Arcata and Eureka aim to get an early edge in the league standings.Fortuna (14-1) at Del Norte (8-3)The Huskies rattled off 13 straight wins to start their season, including three consecutive preseason tournament championships, before dropping a game to Menlo-Atherton in the semifinal round of the Windsor …last_img

Government reports on pilot shortage

first_imgThere’s a building pilot shortage among regional airlines in the United States. The issue: just how significant is it? The government’s Government Accountability Office concludes in a just-released report there’s “mixed evidence regarding the extent of [the] shortage.”This much is sure: according to the report, “Pilot schools that GAO interviewed reported fewer students entering their programs resulting from concerns over the high cost of education and low entry-level pay at the regional airlines.”The report says it can cost more than US$100,000 to get a degree from a four-year aviation program. According to the U.S. Air Line Pilots Association the average staring pay for regional airlines first officers is US$22,400. In contrast, the average pay for an assistant manager at fast-food McDonalds is $28,622 according to Glassdoor.com.There’s a dramatic disconnect here, one underscored in red when you consider the assistant manager of the fast-food restaurant isn’t responsible for the lives of a cabin full of passengers hurtling through the heavens at 35,000 feet.How’s this potentially affect you? GAO says, “Some mainline airlines (from those majors often recruit pilots) expressed concerns that entry-level hiring problems could affect their regional airline partners’ ability to provide service to some locations.” In recent years, legacy airlines like American, Delta and United have contracted with regionals to take over an ever-increasing share of the flying, even on some routes formerly the province of large jets.The good news is those new first officers in the right-hand seat of regional aircraft now have to have at least 1,500 hours as a pilot. It used to be 250. The rule was changed in the wake of the infamous crash of Colgan Air (Continental Connection) Flight 3407 back in 2009. The accident was the result of pilot error. Fifty people died.GAO indicates regional airlines are responding to the pilot shortage by partnering with aviation schools. Some regionals have even “offered new first officers signing bonuses or tuition reimbursements to recruit new pilots” says the reportIt might take precisely that sort of approach to avoid what could be a nasty surprise looming just over the horizon: plenty of regional airline passengers, but not enough pilots to fly them.See comprehensive report here; https://www.airlineratings.com/news/243/pilot-shortage-loomslast_img read more

I’m riding here! New York City prepares for autonomous cars

first_imgTags:#Autonomous#featured#IoT#New York#Self-Driving#top#Waymo Amanda Razani Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Get ready New York City — Driverless cars are coming your way soon. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that a program to allow testing of self-driving vehicles is officially open to applications from manufacturers of cars or companies working for those manufacturers.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that a program to allow testing of self-driving vehicles is officially open to applications from manufacturers of cars or companies working for those manufacturers.Companies like Uber, Tesla and Waymo are sure to be excited about this opportunity. New York will be joining other states in the U.S. that are already in the process of testing the safety and reliability of autonomous cars.See Also: Who is responsible for autonomous car regulation?The legal timeframe to apply for and start testing has been open since April 1. The pilot program and the law allowing driverless vehicles on the road are set to expire on April 1, 2018.Professor Chunming Qiao, Ph.D, at UB, is a computer science engineer working on the advancement of autonomous car technology.“That technology is mostly still in the lab and being tested, except for a few preliminary technologies, like autopilot of a Tesla, it really has not been commercialized,” Qiao said of where the general progression of the technology stands now.When you see these vehicles on the road, it is important to realize they aren’t yet the norm. Right now, companies want to analyze how these vehicles respond to New York’s climate and variety of roads.The biggest concern with autonomous cars is safety, and that is the issue many people doubt.  Qiao realizes that there are still risks associated with this new technology that needs to be studied.The way of driverless futureHowever, “Autonomous vehicles have a lot of potential in improving safety and efficiency of the transportation system,” explains Qiao.He believes the future is ultimately heading that direction, though it may take people a while to get used to sharing the road with autonomous cars.“This is why it’s important not to just test an autonomous vehicle on a closed track, but on an open road where you can study the reaction from the human drivers,” Qiao said.last_img read more

Filoil: San Beda escapes Perpetual in OT

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We’re just lucky they missed their foul shots and we made our shots in regulation,” Fernandez said.Flash Sadiwa missed a chance to secure the win for Perpetual in the fourth quarter, muffing his freebies which allowed San Beda to make the game-tying play.Kemark Cariño added 10 markers, five rebounds, and a block, while Arnaud Noah also chipped in 10 for the Red Lions.Daryl Singontiko topped Perpetual (2-5) with 19 points and six rebounds in the heartbreaker.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven coach Boyet Fernandez admitted that San Beda just got lucky in its 64-61 victory over Perpetual in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“If I were to give the game, I’ll give it to Perpetual,” lamented the mentor.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And he has every reason to feel so.Robert Bolick flubbed three of his four chances at the charity stripe in the overtime period, but his lone bucket was enough to hold off the Altas in the end, keeping the Red Lions unscathed through four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They deserved this win. We didn’t deserve the win,” said Fernandez.Despite his off-shooting night from the free throw line, the extra period won’t be possible if not for Bolick, who converted the putback off a Javee Mocon miss in the waning seconds of regulation. He finished with 12 points on a 5-of-9 shooting clip to lead San Beda. SAN BEDA 64 – Bolick 12, Noah 10, Cariño 10, Soberano 9, Adamos 6, Potts 5, Mocon 3, Doliguez 3, Tongco 2, Oftana 2, Bahio 2, Presbitero 0, Toba 0, Abuda 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Singontiko 19, Sadiwa 12, Eze 12, Ylagan 6, Lucente 6, Pido 4, Coronel 2, Casas 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0, Clemente 0.Quarters: 19-13, 28-30, 41-41, 55-55, 64-61. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES NBA launches official online store in PH View commentslast_img read more

Western Tigers in 2008

first_imgEmbracing the traditional black and gold of WA, the Tigers seemed a perfect fit for WA’s teams at the representative level, with a new Western Tigers logo incorporating the existing TouchWest design.The new brand also includes the new www.westerntigers.com.au domain name, where State team information will be available in the future.last_img

23 days agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match ban

first_imgMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match banby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been charged by the FA regarding his social media post to teammate Benjamin Mendy.Silva tweeted a picture of a black cartoon character alongside Mendy as a youngster.He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.An FA statement read: “Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on 22 September 2019.”It is alleged that the Manchester City player’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”It is further alleged that the activity constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”The midfielder has until 9 October 2019 to provide a response.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Eastern Washington Defender Ejected For This Cheap Shot On Oregon’s Vernon Adams

first_imgVernon Adams gets lit up by an Eastern Washington defender.Vernon Adams HitOregon is playing Eastern Washington in its season opener tonight. EWU, of course, is the former program of Oregon’s new starting quarterback, graduate transfer Vernon Adams. Eastern Washington linebacker John Kreifels was just ejected from the game for targeting Adams with a cheap shot hit. We can’t definitively say it was intentional, but it was definitely pretty vicious. Oregon QB Vernon Adams takes a late hit and came up wobbly. Went to locker room. Player who hit him was ejected. pic.twitter.com/h2qPFxDcTr— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 6, 2015EWU’s John Kreifels ejected for a hit on Vernon Adams in a slide. VA’s getting checked out by trainers as the boos rain down on Kreifels.— John Blanchette (@JPBlanchette) September 6, 2015Clearly Kreifels isn’t a popular player right now among Oregon fans. Hopefully Adams is okay.last_img read more

GMS Bangladeshi Scrapping Tax Likely to Be Postponed

first_imgzoom The attempt to reverse the recently imposed 15% value-added tax (VAT) on ships being sent to Indian ship-recycling markets will likely be successful, according to GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling.Namely, the announcement was made after the Bangladesh Shipbreakers Association (BSBA) voiced their concerns to the highest authorities in government in an attempt to reverse VAT on incoming ships.Additionally, the finance ministry informed that VAT will now be postponed for at least another two years, which should see prices remain at par with those seen in the first quarter of the year.In early June, ship-recycling sectors in Pakistan and Bangladesh witnessed a decrease in LDT price after the respective countries released their 2017 budget announcements.The Pakistani budget first brought falls of about USD 10/LDT, “as rumors of an even worse fate for the Bangladeshi market surfaced and were eventually confirmed” by the announcement of their budget.The Pakistan Shipbreakers Association (PSBA) is due to meet in the coming week in order to address some of the concerns arising from their recent budgetary changes affecting their industry, GMS informed.last_img read more