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Lilako recalled for Uganda assignment

first_img“Lilako returns to the squad on merit. He has worked hard at club level and has been an integral part of his team’s league and cup double this season. ”Lilako, a front row mainstay for the Simbas over the past six years was initially omitted from the 36 man squad and also missed last weekend’s 29-30 home loss to Germany. He was last in action for the Simbas during the 34-10 win over Hong Kong in Nairobi in August 2016.He will be in contention to make the travelling party to Kampala.Meanwhile, Youngsters Benjamin Marshall and Steve “Security” Otieno could make their Simbas debuts sooner rather than later.“We have been impressed with their attitude, commitment and spirit during training and they will certainly get their chance on the big stage,” said Team Manager Simiyu Wangila after the team’s training session on Saturday.The duo,who were named in the Simbas squad for the 2017 international season,featured in the Chipu side that reached the final of the Africa U20 championships held in April in Madagascar,falling 24-61 to Namibia.By Kenya Rugby Union official Website0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LILAKONAIROBI, Kenya, June 5 – KCB captain Curtis Lilako has been recalled to the Simbas squad as they brace for the Elgon Cup first leg clash away to Uganda on 10 June 2017 in Kampala.Team Manager Simiyu Wangila, speaking with Kenya Rugby after the team’s training in Nairobi on Saturday, said;last_img read more

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Wanted for murder in Bahamas man caught in Haiti

first_img Bahamas Police looking for “Pitbull” for murder Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 29, 2017 – Nassau – A wanted murderer was two weeks ago found hid out in Haiti by law enforcers there and now Bahamian Police are processing him for return to face the serious charge.   #TicoOmarLightbourne is believed to be behind the March 2017 killing at a bar on Quintine Alley and Wulff Road, where 32 year old John Hutcheson was one of two shot.ACP Clayton Fernander confirmed the man’s detection in Haiti and that paperwork is being done now for his extradition home.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TicoOmarLightbourne Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

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The AAF is suspending football operations immediately

first_imgThe AAF is suspending football operations immediately Posted: April 2, 2019 KUSI Sports, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Despite having only two regular season games remaining, the San Diego Fleet and the other seven teams in the Alliance of American Football apparently suspended all operations Tuesday, according to multiple reports.Pro Football Talk reported rumblings of the league’s demise Monday night, followed by the Action Network’s Darren Rovell. KUSI Sports AAF had a call with NFLPA reps yesterday that showed signs of life, so some executives found it strange that Dundon wanted to stop funding it so soon https://t.co/UTvHbKsAZ5— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 2, 2019 Updated: 12:40 PM Sources: The AAF will suspend all football operations today. New owner Tom Dundon will lose approximately $70 million on his investment. Dundon makes decision against wishes of league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 2, 2019Tom Dundon, the league’s majority owner and the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, raised the specter of closing the league in an interview last week with USA Tuesday.Representatives of the San Diego Fleet did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The San Diego squad was scheduled to play the Orlando Apollos on Saturday before closing the regular season at home April 14 against the Arizona Hotshots. At 3-5, the Fleet needed to win out to have a chance at making the playoffs as one of the top two teams in the league’s Western Conference.The fledgling league was only eight weeks into its first season, but faced immediate and future questions of funding and where each team’s players would come from. AAF co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian intended to run the league independently for three years, with each season coming as a reprieve for football-starved fans during the NFL offseason. Ebersol and Polian planned to eventually form a partnership with the NFL as a developmental league.According to Rovell and others, Dundon, who purchased a majority stake in the league in February, wanted to form that partnership this season and pressured the NFL Players Association to share players on NFL practice squads. Dundon argued the league could not survive without NFL support.The NFLPA balked at the rushed relationship and the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement made some of his demands impossible. Dundon apparently chose to suspend the league rather than continue committing money to it. Pro Football Talk reported Monday night that the league required $20 million to make it through the April 27 championship game.The Fleet played its games at SDCCU Stadium, with estimated turnouts growing to nearly 20,000 by season’s end. The Fleet also led the league in merchandise sales. April 2, 2019 Prevailing thought that AAF owner Tom Dundon shut down the league to strip it of its assets, mainly the tech piece, is interesting, but sources say it would likely be illegal https://t.co/UTvHbKsAZ5— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Wilmington Senior Center Sees 24 YearToDate Increase In Attendance Touts New Intergenerational

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello and Case Manager Laura Pickett spoke with the Board of Selectmen about recent happenings at the Buzzell Senior Center.24% Year-To-Date Increase In Attendance“In a year’s time, we’ve seen around a 24% increase in activity at the Senior Center,” announced Marciello. “We’ve developed a few more programs…. And we keep pushing the fact that we’re a place where people can feel comfortable seeing their peers. The Center is just an easy place to hang out.”Marciello noted that the Center now runs art classes on Thursday mornings in the Fourth of July Building due to space constraints. The Center has planned a Spaghetti & Meatball dinner on July 26 at 5pm, allowing seniors to grab a bite to eat prior to the Moving Wall’s Opening Night Ceremony at 7pm. The Center recently partnered with Panera Bread to distribute a meal for Wilmington homebound seniors. Additionally, the Center is running a special 5-week class on stress management this month.Intergenerational Programs Also On The RiseMarciello and her staff have placed an emphasis on intergenerational programming.The Center received a $300 grant from the Massachusetts Council on Aging to promote exercise amongst seniors. As a result, the Center will be holding a Grandparents Day event on Sunday, September 9, from 1pm to 3pm, at Yentile Farm.The Center’s popular knitting group — with more than 35 members — recently connected with the student knitting group from the North’s CARES after-school program.  Abundant Life students recently held a continental breakfast and concert for the Center. Eagle Scout candidate Zachary Dancewicz redesigned the Center’s attic to increase its storage capacity. Two Wilmington High School students designed the Center’s 2018 logo — Better Together — through a contest run by WHS Graphic Arts Teacher Jennifer Fidler.Emphasis On Alzheimer’s & Dementia Case Manager Laura Pickett noted that Wilmington seniors, like the rest of the county, are experiencing the issues of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 1 in 10 Americans over 65 are suffering from Alzheimer’s, while 1 in 3 caregivers is age 65 and older.  The Center offers a Caregiver Support Group on the third Monday morning of the month, from 10:30am to noon. The meetings attract 8-12 participants.  The Center sponsored or co-sponsored two presentations on Alzheimer’s earlier this year, attracting 45 and 33 attendees.“Over past year or so, we’ve begun developing a program called the Memory Cafe,” announced Pickett. “The Memory Cafes are welcoming space for those with memory loss and their caregivers. They provide an opportunity to socialize and participate in activities while making new friends in an accepting and welcoming environment.”Selectmen & Town Manager React“You have some amazing programs there,” said Selectmen Chair Kevin Caira. “That’s a wonderful program you’re starting with the Memory Cafe. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that affects the whole family.”“If my other gig doesn’t work, I’ll be at the Senior Center in a few years,” joked Selectman Mike McCoy. “You do an outstanding job and it’s means a lot of the community.”“I can’t say that I’m surprised by the 24% increase. You’re always looking for new, innovative ways to provide services to the community,” said Selectman Greg Bendel. “The place is so vibrant. You’re always looking for ways to improve and to partner with the youth of the community. We appreciate what you do.”“I’m continually impressed by how you grow the catalog of programs you offer,” said Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “You’ve increased participation and engagement in the community. You do such a wonderful job with limited space. Keep up the good work.”“It’s amazing how you come up with creative ways to keep the seniors engaged,” said Selectman Ed Loud. “My mother-in-law has tried a couple of programs…. Everything you guys do is tremendous.”“Terri is a master of coming up with different ways to the make environment over at the Senior Center inviting and friendly. In spite of space constraints, Terri and her staff continue to do great things,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “They’re constantly working inter-departmently with the Library, Recreation Department, Schools, Police and Fire. In fact, I don’t think there’s a department they don’t touch. They’re always seeking out new ways to work with other departments.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”Wilmington Senior Center Is In Need Of Meal Delivery AssistanceIn “Community”VIDEO: Wilmington Senior Center Holds Annual CookoutIn “Cookout”last_img read more

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Spyder bring back the flatsix engine

first_img 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 promises powerful performance The Porsche 911 Speedster is a stripped-back automotive… 0 Post a comment 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet That’s not all. A mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring is standard on both the GT4 and Spyder. The traction and stability controls, as well as the anti-lock braking system, have been tweaked with performance in mind, and the two former systems can be turned off in two stages for some drifty good times. The whole package culminates in two seriously fast vehicles — Porsche says the GT4 can lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife more than 10 seconds faster than the previous GT4. Yowza.In the looks department, both cars are more aggressive than their base trims. The Spyder and GT4 both receive a unique front lip spoiler with the model designation on display, as well as a special air inlet ahead of the frunk that improves both cooling and aerodynamic downforce. Out back, there’s a set of tinted taillights, a new rear diffuser and a sport exhaust system designed just for these cars. The 718 Spyder also gets a manually operated fabric soft top.Inside, both models receive a GT Sport steering wheel, and the GT4’s wheel has a 12 o’clock stripe in black. The gear lever is about half an inch shorter than on other models, and Porsche’s sport seats are standard. The Cayman GT4 gets brushed aluminum trim, while the Spyder makes do with body-colored trim pieces. Air condition and Porsche’s PCM infotainment system are both standard. Performance doesn’t come cheap at Porsche. When the cars reach dealers in the spring of 2020, the 718 Spyder will set a person back $97,550 including destination, while the 718 Cayman GT4 is a bit more expensive at $100,450. More From Roadshow 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder rocks a manual soft top More about 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Porsche Now playing: Watch this: Performance Cars Convertibles Sports Cars Coupescenter_img Tags Share your voice 13 Photos 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star 7:02 Preview • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster first drive: Superb sensations 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder first drive: A Boxster with way more bite 10 Photos Enlarge ImageOh yes, the wing has returned. Porsche When Porsche introduced the new 718 generation of its midengine sports cars, it dropped the usual flat-six engine in favor of turbocharged flat-fours, a move that not everybody necessarily enjoyed right off the bat. But now, two new variants of the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster herald the return of a proper Porsche six-pot.Porsche on Monday unveiled the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder. Underneath the skin of each, it’s essentially the same vehicle, packing the same powertrain and updates to other components. It’s all a matter of what you prefer on the outside — if you prefer a coupe, take the GT4, while drop-top aficionados will likely turn to the Spyder instead.At the heart of the matter is a new 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, producing 414 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque with a lofty redline of 8,000 rpm. Both cars come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, which can automatically rev the engine for smoother downshifts, preventing the need for owners to master the ol’ heel-toe action, but it can be deactivated if your footwork game is up to snuff. Given enough space, the GT4 will reach 188 miles per hour, while the Spyder isn’t far behind at 187 mph.The GT4 and Spyder trims are more than big engines. Both cars sport the Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive damper setup, riding some 1.18 inches lower than the standard 718 variants. Proper track rats will enjoy the ability to manually adjust camber, toe, ride height and sway bar settings. The rear axle is unique to these two new models, but the front axle is borrowed from the eminently capable 911 GT3. Iron brake rotors are standard, but they can be upgraded to Porsche’s carbon-ceramic brakes for extra stopping power. Porschelast_img read more