Nelson Ssenkatuka joins Morrocan side

first_imgSsenkatuka holds a Moghreb Athletic shirt after signing for them on Friday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Barely a month after Patrick Kaddu and Murushid Jjuuko joined the Moroccan top-flight, another Ugandan has done likewise.The player in question is Nelson Ssenkatuka who is understood to have joined Moghreb Athletic de Tetouan.Ssenkatuka who has been captain of Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars has signed a three year deal that will see him play for Moghreb until at least 2022.His move was confirmed by the Moroccan club of Friday afternoon via their official website.“Our team Morocco Athletic Tetouan on Friday morning (13 September 2019), officially signed with Ugandan striker Nelson Ssenkatuka on a professional contract extends for three seasons, read part of the post on Moghreb’s website.”After his deal was confirmed, the pacey forward took to Facebook and bid farewell to Bright Stars.“What a journey it has been. I would like to announce that I have officially left Bright Stars FC, noted Ssenkatuka.“Thanks to the entire management, fans and players of the club for everything they’ve done for me.”.Ssenkatuka has previously featured at KCCA FC and Proline FC before joining Bright Stars.Last season he managed to score 16 league goals at Bright Stars, enabling them finish in the top half of the table.Ssenkatuka is a full Uganda Cranes international having played 13 games and scored one goal since making his debut in 2015.About Ssenkatuka’s new clubMoghreb Tetouan was founded in 1965 and they host their games at a 15000 capacity Saniat Rmel Stadium.Tarik Sektioui is the head coach at the Moroccan Premier League club.Senkatuka joins Milton Karisa (Mouloudia Club D’oujja), Murushid Juuko ( Wydad Casablanca) and Patrick Henry Kaddu ( RS Berkane) as the other Ugandans who ply their trade in Morocco.Comments Tags: bright starsMilton KarisaMoghreb AthleticMurushid JjuukoNelson Ssenkatukapatrick kaddutopUganda Craneslast_img read more

Zimbabwe’s first Comrades win

first_img25 May 2009Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi derailed Leonid Shvetsov’s attempt at a third Comrades Marathon win in succession on Sunday, while the Nurgalieva twins continued their domination of the women’s race as Olesya succeeded her sister Elena as champion.Muzhingi’s victory was the first ever for a Zimbabwean in the Comrades, but it shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise. After all, Zimbabweans have won the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in four of the past five years.In addition, Muzhingi finished third on the Comrades “up” run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 2008, seventh the year before that, and also finished fourth in this year’s Two Oceans Marathon, which he used as preparation for the Comrades.Different challengersHowever, one had to keep in mind that the “up” and “down” (Pietermarizburg to Durban) runs have proved to be two different animals, with only very special athletes able to dominate in both directions.One of those, clearly, after record-setting victories in both directions, was Russia’s Leonid Shvetsov. He set the “down” run record in 2007 with a spectacular time of five hours, 20 minutes and 49 seconds. In 2008, he took victory in the “up” run to Pietermaritzburg in five hours, 24 minutes and 48 seconds.Shvetsov looked superb in his victory in 2008, but the Comrades can be a cruel race and no one can be sure of smooth run – world-class athletes like the Russian doctor included.CrampsSunday’s race proved far tougher for him than it had been the previous year, and with nine kilometres to go he had to let Muzhingi go when cramps struck. The Zimbabwean raced comfortably clear and went on to a superb victory at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban.For Shvetsov, the last 10 kilometres felt as if they would never end. After struggling through to the finish, almost 10 minutes behind Muzhingi, he said they were the hardest 10 kilometres of his life.Reflecting on his effort, he said he had disregarded his own advice and paid for it: instead of running his own race, he had panicked when Zimbabwe’s Collen Makaza led by 10 minutes at the halfway mark. Shvetsov explained that he had pushed too hard to narrow the gap and paid the price.In recent years, South African men have shown themselves to be better runners on the “down” run, and they proved it again by filling out the rest of the top 10 places.First South AfricanCharles Tjiane, despite struggling towards the end, finished third, a minute and 11 seconds behind Shvetsov. He was followed across the line by 2003 champion Fusi Nhlapo, with Lucas Nonyana rounding out the top five.The rest of the top 10 consisted of Mncedisi Mkhize, Bongmusa Mthembu, Peter Molapo, Bethuel Netshifhefhe, and Harmans Mokgadi.The Comrades King, Bruce Fordyce, completed the race for the 27th time, while four-time champion Alan Robb racked up his 36th consecutive finish.Dave Rogers, however, failed in his attempt to complete it for a record 44th time. Nonetheless, he still holds the record of 43 finishes. Rogers, who is 66 years of age, has promised he will continue to run the Comrades.Women’s raceThe battle for the women’s title was, almost predictably, between the Nurgalieva twins, Elena and Olesya. Elena had previously won the Comrades in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008. Olesya had won in 2007 and finished second in 2003, 2005, and 2008.Tatyana Zhirkova, the champion in 2005 in the third-fastest time in the history of the race, presented a potential threat to the twins, but she came up just short of her fellow countrywomen.The Nurgalievas had shown good form in the lead-up to the race, winning the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town after crossing the finishing line together, although the organisers later gave the victory to Elena.Olesya ran her personal best in the standard marathon in Frankfurt in late 2008, clocking a world-class time of two hours, 27 minutes and 37 seconds, which demonstrated that besides endurance she has speed, and she proved it on Sunday.SpeedAfter running together most of the way with her sister Elena, Olesya pulled clear near the finish when the twins learnt that Zhirkova was not far behind. Afterwards, Elena admitted that she could not match the speed of her sister.Olesya took victory in six hours, 12 minutes and 12 seconds. A minute and two seconds later, Elena cross the line.The fast-finishing Zhirkova was third in a shade over six-and-a-quarter hours. She was more than 15 minutes head of fourth-placed Marina Myshlyanova, who gave Russia a 1-2-3-4 finish.Fifth place went to Farwa Mentoor, who had been the top South African finisher for six years in succession before Riana van Niekerk had ended that run in 2008. Another South African, Lesley Train, finished in sixth.Marina Bychkova of Russia ended in seventh place, and three South Africans then completed the top 10: Lindsay van Aswegen, Belinda Waghorn and Kashmira Parbhoo.Equal prize money is awarded to men and women in the Comrades Marathon. The winners picked up cheques of R220 000 each, while the second place finishers received R110 000, and the third-placed athletes R82 500.2010The organisers have already designated next year’s Comrades Marathon a “down” run once again. It will be the 85th edition of the race, and they’re expecting a big turnout to coincide with South Africa’s hosting of the Fifa 2010 World Cup.With a field of 20 000 entries expected – which would make it the second largest in the history of the race, trailing only the 23 961 of 2000 – a bigger finishing area would be needed than Alexander Park in Pietermaritzburg. That’s why Sahara Stadium Kingsmead will be used again.TOP FINISHERSMEN Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 05:23:27 Leonid Shvetsov (Rus) 05:33:10 Charles Tjiane (RSA) 05:34:21 Fusi Nhlapo (RSA) 05:36:17 Lucas Nonyana (RSA) 05:39:29 Mncedisi Mkhize (RSA) 05:41:14 Bongmusa Mthembu (RSA) 05:41:52 Peter Molapo (RSA) 05:42:25 Bethuel Netshifhefhe (RSA) 05:43:35 Harmans Mokgadi (RSA) 05:44:49 WOMEN Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 06:12:12 Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 06:13:14 Tatyana Zhirkova (Rus) 06:15:03 Marina Myshlyanova (Rus) 06:30:42 Farwa Mentoor (RSA) 06:45:33 Lesley Train (RSA) 07:01:07 Marina Bychkova (Rus) 07:03:24 Lindsay van Aswegen (RSA) 07:08:55 Belinda Waghorn (RSA) 07:09:36 Kashmira Parbhoo (RSA) 07:16:13 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

How The Internet Can Impede Democracy

first_imgTags:#international#social networks#web Yesterday I asked the question: does China really feel threatened by U.S. social media services such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube? As usual, I got an education in the comments to the post. While it’s true that the Chinese government blocks Twitter, Facebook and all of the main American social media sites, several commenters pointed out they are blocked not because of their popularity (because they aren’t, in fact, very popular in China), but due to their degree of freedom. In other words, the more open a social media service is, the more likely it will be blocked in China.However, perhaps authoritarian governments shouldn’t block social media – it may actually be helpful to them! Evgeny Morozov, a Belarus-born researcher and blogger, presented at TED last year on the topic of How the Net aids dictatorships. In his presentation (embedded below), Morozov makes the contrarian argument that the Internet is actually helping authoritarian governments – more so than being a challenge to them. Morozov asserted that governments like China’s have “mastered the use of cyberspace for propaganda purposes.” Morozov noted that in the Iran Twitter protests of June of 2009, services such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs were actually operational and being used by activists. According to Morozov, this was great for the Iranian government – as it enabled them to “gather open source intelligence.” The government could identify how Iranian activists connect to each other, by looking at their Facebook pages or Twitter connections.Kaiser Kuo commented in yesterday’s post about the same issue in China:“…it’s astonishing how cavalier some critics of the CCP [China Communist Party] are on Twitter, making no effort to disguise their identities, making their network of friends totally transparent (you can use any of a number of Twitter tools to see the extent of interconnectedness, friend overlap, number of @ messages back and forth, etc) and leaving a completely searchable history. Anyone with a serious anti-CCP agenda would be an idiot to use Twitter.”Also worth noting: Morozov said in his TED talk that cyber-activism may be offset by what he termed “cyber-hedonism.” He claimed that people are becoming passive due to the Internet. He said that we often assume that the Internet is going to be the catalyst of change, but it may actually be “the new opium for the masses.”Morozov’s theories were challenged in the comments to that TED video. One commenter claimed that “we focus on the obvious totalitarian regimes while our so called democracies use propaganda on a daily basis.”Regardless, Morozov raises some very valid points. While the Web promotes freedom of expression, at the same time it enables authoritarian regimes to monitor their citizens and identify troublemakers.Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments.Photo: harrystaab richard macmanus The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Bloomberg Confirms Playstation Phone

first_imgTags:#mobile#news The PSPhone will run a version of Android, suspected to be Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), will have a microSD slot, a SIM card slot, at least 512 MB of internal storage, a 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor, a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 5-megapixel camera and will come with a micro USB cable. The resolution will be 854×480 on the 4-inch screen.Games are launched by way of an app called PlayStation Pocket, which changes the phone’s mode from “phone mode” to gaming mode.While these specs are not official, they do come from a review of the device courtesy of another Chinese website, which actually got hands on with the new phone, and was able to actually use it.Can Android Help Sony?It will be interesting to see whether or not Sony can piggyback on Android’s current popularity to make its smartphone a success or if it, like the other Sony PSP products, will continue to play second fiddle to competitor Nintendo’s DS line of gaming devices. To date, the PSP has sold 185 million units in the U.S. while the DS family of devices have sold 47.4 million (NPD Group).  Will a new PSP device and a smartphone be able to reverse this trend? Or will it be more of the same from Sony? Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Think the mobile space is crowded now? Just wait until next month. According to Bloomberg sources, Sony is indeed launching a mobile phone, as previous rumors had indicated. The so-called “Playstation Phone” will be shown at next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside a new portable game player, the report says.The gaming device is expected to launch on January 27 – just prior to the annual mobile conference – while the smartphone is expected sometime in February.Sony Plays Coy, Teases Phone at CES Bloomberg says it spoke with a company that makes mobile phone software and was briefed on Sony’s plans to confirm this news. However, a Sony spokesperson would not comment on whether or not the phone would be seen at MWC.Sony has been teasing the phone news for weeks now. Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, hinted at the device earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES 2011), saying: “Strategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the knowhow and the assets that we’ve accumulated from our PlaySation business.”Unofficial Sources Reveals Photos, Specs and VideoDespite Sony’s decision to play coy with regards to the device, a series of leaks surrounding the phone have been hitting the Web for months, prompting Engadget to call the PSPhone one of the “worst kept secrets” in the industry.Reportedly, the phone will be a Sony Ericsson touchscreen device branded Xperia Play and will closely resemble the form factor of the PSP Go. Instead of a slide-out keyboard, the Playstation phone will feature a slide-out d-pad and buttons, plus two touch-sensitive analog pads for playing games.Not only has the phone already been torn down to reveal its internals on a Chinese website, it has also made multiple appearances on video, too. sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Thunder center Kanter’s father released from custody in Turkey

first_imgRobredo: 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 Enes Kanter, the Oklahoma City Thunder player, is a vocal supporter of Gulen, who the Turkish government blames for a failed military coup last summer. Mehmet Kanter had disowned his son for his open support of Gulen.Enes was detained in Romania on May 20 because his Turkish passport was cancelled. He said he was able to return to the United States after American officials intervened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Turkish NBA Player Enes Kanter speaks to media during a news conference about his detention at a Romanian airport on May 22, 2017 in New York City. Kanter returned to the U.S. after being detained for several hours at a Romanian airport following statements he made criticizing Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFPANKARA, Turkey — Media reports say the father of NBA basketball player Enes Kanter has been released from police custody in Turkey, where he was detained as part of an investigation into alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.The private Dogan news agency said university professor Mehmet Kanter was released Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) after five days in custody on condition that he regularly report to a police station.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

December 3 2001 October Workshop Graduation Alth

first_imgDecember 3, 2001October Workshop Graduation!Although we are well into the NovemberWorkshop, we wanted to post the October Grad photos. 12 of the 18 workshop participants became short or long-term residents!Not pictured: Anthony and Mac[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Workshop Wrap-upDuring seminar week Alexandra was caught doing handstands in the Vaults. Some of the Workshop divided their time between construction and the Planning Department.Planning is charge of the design as well as drafting the drawings of the East Crescent Complex. Chris and Dennis used the Hilte in unit 10 of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction. Anthony and Mac hosted a barbeque & basketball tournament in Camp on one of the sunny weekend afternoons.center_img Close-up of some of the graduates. Picking and curing our olives for Arcosanti Organics was a major project for the Landscaping Department.Liz shows off some of the harvest. Game spectators Chris, Carrie and Marlene.last_img read more

Rep Kahle welcomes Lincoln Elementary students to state Capitol

first_img25Jun Rep. Kahle welcomes Lincoln Elementary students to state Capitol Categories: Kahle News,Kahle Photos State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian welcomed third and fourth-grade students from Lincoln Elementary School for a tour of the state Capitol. Rep. Kahle was excited to meet with the students and brought them to the House floor.“I enjoy seeing young people take interest in their state government.” Rep. Kahle said. “It was a pleasure to meet with them and hear their questions.”PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle visits with Lincoln Elementary School students during their trip to the state Capitol in Lansing.last_img read more