NAIROBI: Great Day-1 for Uganda, but no medals yet

first_imgGermany’s Selina Dantzler won the shot put with a  17.64m heave while sprinter Tshenolo Lemao delivered a historic performance in the boys’ 100m final ( 10.61), becoming the first South African athlete to earn a medal over the distance at a world championship in any age division. Share on: WhatsApp Ethiopia’s Abersh Minsewo celebrates here 3000M win. PHOTO IAAFNairobi, Kenya| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | There was no medal, but three Ugandans advanced into finals as half of the country’s team of 12 started action on the opening day of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 on Wednesday.Two of Uganda’s athletes advanced from the 1500m heats to the semis. Hosea Kiplangat (3:56.44) finished 4th in heat one, while Daniel Kiprop (3:58.68) came third in heat 2 to advance.Joshua Kibet advanced in the opening round of the 800m after finishing 4th in his heat, but Bekele Apenyo was knocked out after finishing 5th. Melese Nberet of Ethiopia (1:52.53) was the fastest of the qualifiers for the semifinals on Thursday.In the 400m, Uganda’s pair of Eric Layeng and Emmanuel Goni were disqualified in the heats.Expected in action Thursday, together with Kibet (800m), are Titus Given Kwemoi and Oscar Chelimo in the 3ooom.Three titles were decided on day one of the IAAF U-18 event at Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday.Sarah Chelangat (9:40.18) and Esther Yeko Chekwemoi (9:40.21) finished 5th and 6th respectively in the girls 3000m, one of the three final events Wednesday. The girls’ 3000m final was won by Ethiopia’s Abersh Minsewo.last_img read more

FBI Seeks to Monitor Social Media in Real Time for Mass Shooting Threats

first_imgThe FBI is planning its next steps following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.The agency wants to monitor social media in real time for such threats with the help of private contractors who can gather and send them the posts.FBI Agent Stuart Kaplan says, “With these mass shootings and these active shooting scenarios, the person may tend to post a manifesto or last will and testament online and immediately go out and carry out a horrific act.”Without the use of a third party, the FBI would need to obtain warrants or wait for tips.According to Kaplan, “If the FBI or government has to jump through those hoops, the delay may in fact be too late.” He acknowledges that some privacy would have to be taken away from social media users, but thinks it is necessary in order to address the threat.Kaplan adds, “Domestic terrorism has become more of the forefront, our national security is more front and center with respect to homegrown, and I hate to say this, United States citizens acting as lone wolves.”In this month’s Dayton, Ohio shooting, FBI agents say the shooter had concerning posts on Twitter that hinted he was violent. The El Paso shooter also posted a manifesto in an online message board.last_img read more

As Heat return, Thunder get 1st taste of finals

first_imgby Jeff LatzkeOKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—When the Oklahoma City Thunder signed five-time champion Derek Fisher late in the season, they added a veteran guard with oodles more NBA finals experience than the rest of the roster he was joining.Whether Fisher can prepare his Thunder teammates for what they’re about to face is another matter. VETERAN LEADERSHIP—Thunder point guard Derek Fisher goes through a drill with shooting guard Daequan Cook during practice, June 11. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) While the Miami Heat are returning to the finals for the second straight season, it’ll be an eye-opening, first-time experience for most of Oklahoma City’s youthful players. Only Fisher, starting center Kendrick Perkins and backup Nazr Mohammed have ever made it this far—all winning titles with other teams.But for all the leadership Fisher has provided since joining the Thunder in late March, he doesn’t plan any lectures for the team’s younger set that includes three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant and All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook.“With my experience, I’ve found it better to on some level allow guys to experience things for themselves in its natural state,” Fisher said. “You can’t always tell someone what they should feel or what they should be thinking as they get ready to go into what may be the biggest moment of their life or their career.“I think it’s important to allow people to be who they are and experience it the way they naturally would.”The finals are sure to disrupt some parts of the Thunder’s routine. Their practices will be uprooted from their brand new training facility on the north side of town and instead held downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Heat will also work out. They’ll be surrounded by hundreds of additional media members, and it’s not uncommon for old friends and family to come out of the woodwork at what might not be the most opportune time.“Those are things that you can control and basically block out. If they haven’t called you in the past couple months, then don’t take their call now,” Fisher warned.“It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Just politely don’t answer or don’t respond to the text. And then in a couple weeks, once you’re done, you can reply back that you were busy. That’s how you keep that part under control.”Not so easy for some to handle, Fisher said, are the heightened emotions that come with playing for a championship. It could be anxiety, tension or excitement. Some players might not be able to sleep.“The bottom line is on the basketball court everybody feels comfortable,” said coach Scott Brooks, a reserve on Houston’s 1994 NBA championship team. “Everybody will have nerves, nervous butterflies, before the game. … You’re always nervous before the games until the tipoff. As a coach, I’m the same way. As a player, I was the same way. But that’s part of it.”Brooks even considers the nerves to be good, a sign that players care.“Once the tipoff is in the air, our players aren’t going to get nervous,” he said. “Once that ball is in the air and they’re ready to play, they’re going to fly around the court, they’re going to be aggressive and they’re going to play good basketball.”Westbrook said Sunday the fact that he’s in the finals probably won’t settle in until he’s playing in Game 1 on Tuesday night at home.“I’m kind of just going with the flow right now,” Westbrook said.Seeking redemption for last year’s finals loss to Dallas, Miami’s roster should be aware of what’s to come. The lion’s share of the team is back from last season, and Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem were both on the 2006 squad that won it all. LeBron James will be making his third finals appearance, including one with Cleveland.“It’s been a long 12 months. But obviously when you lose in the finals, it hurts,” Wade said. “And you have to come into the season, you have to forget it. But you can’t forget in a sense. So you play and you try to get back to this moment again, so you can in a sense redeem yourself or in a sense put yourself in that position again to succeed.”Perkins—who won the title with Boston in 2008—said he sensed growth in the Thunder’s 20-somethings over the course of the season. He believes “guys knew what it takes to get where we needed to go.”There’s only one step left to take.“You can’t hide the fact that we have a young team, but that’s never been an excuse for us and we don’t look at it as one,” Brooks said. “Young is good. I wish I was younger.”last_img read more

Former Leaf Gus Correale selected AJHL player of the week

first_imgCorreale then went to Vernon Vipers of the B.C. Hockey League where he was traded after on October, 26th 2010 to the Storm for defenceman, Austin Baecker & future considerations. Correale went pointless in nine regular season games with the Vipers. In 19 games with the Storm this season Correale has recorded (9-12-21).In 118 games with the Storm, Correale has 29 goals and 51 assists for 80 points.Grande Prairie, winners of six straight games, is third in the Northern Diviison of the AJHL two points behind division-leading Whitecourt.The Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday travelling to Grand Forks to face the lowly Bruins.Nelson, winners of seven consecutive games, leads the Murdoch Division by two points ahead of Castlegar Rebels.The Leafs host Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena at 7 p.m.The Rebels have won four straight games. Castlegar hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday before playing Spokane Braves in a home-and-home series, Saturday in the Sunflower City and Sunday back south of the 49th parallel. Former Nelson Leaf Gus Correale scored three times and had a total of six points to earn player-of-the-week honours in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Correale, now playing for the Grande Prairie Storm, accumulated the points during a two-game weekend series sweep of the Whitecourt Wolverines.The 19-year-old forward scored the winning goal in overtime in a 5-4 win Friday.Saturday, Correale scored twice and added two assists in an 8-4 drubbing for the Storm. He also earned Pro Hockey Life Player of the Game Award in the contest.Correale is currently enjoying a six-game point streak totaling 10 points.  The Prince George native leads Grande Prairie in scoring with 21 points, an average of 1.2 points per game.Correale played for the Leafs during the 2009-10 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season scoring 14 goals while adding 29 assists as a 16-year-old rookie.Nelson lost out to Revelstoke that season in the KIJHL Final.last_img read more

Things to know: Sharks’ coach explains Joakim Ryan’s limited use in Game 1

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2015 by giving the majority of their blue line minutes to just four defenseman in the playoffs, providing a model that could be useful to the Sharks this spring.Pete DeBoer cut Joakim Ryan’s audition as the Sharks sixth-playoff defenseman down to just 3:18 in Game 1 of his team’s opening-round series with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, choosing to lean heavily on his top-five blue liners instead of rolling the dice with a rear …last_img read more

Startup Claims It Can Sell Your Used MP3s Legally

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#music#web center_img audrey watters While not quite a truism, it’s pretty widely accepted that a music startup is a bad idea. The record industry is at best unsupportive and at worst litigious when it comes to digital music sales and sharing and when it comes to welcoming (or crushing or suing) new companies and technologies.So it’s hard not to be quite skeptical about the claims from a new startup – ReDigi – that it plans to launch a marketplace where you can legally sell your pre-owned digital music.The ReDigi Marketplace will be a contemporary used record store of sorts, the company says, where customers can bring in their old, unwanted records and CDs for trade-in and then buy used music at a discounted price. Except in this case, of course, those unwanted records are digital music files, and the transfer of ownership is a lot more complicated than simply handing over an old CD for a couple of bucks.Buying and Selling Used MP3s – Is It Legally or Technically Possible?ReDigi claims it’s meeting a customer demand – the desire to get rid of old music you no longer want. “The typical listener regularly uses only about 20 percent of the music in their libraries. The balance represents a lot of money and disk space being tied up on their computers and mobile devices,” says John Ossenmacher, ReDigi’s CEO. “With the legal issues involved in the selling and sharing of digital music, people have been stuck with their unwanted tunes, or forced to delete them in order to free space. ReDigi is the answer to that problem.”ReDigi says it has come up with a technological solution to this problem, although it hasn’t released details of exactly how this transfer will work. It also claims that it’s “figured out what could be done to legally ensure that consumers regain the freedom to manage their own personal music collections.” Details are scarce there too.Ownership of Digital Content – Is It Different Than the Physical Version?Digital music files were once viewed by the record industry as illegal in and of themselves. An MP3 was presumed to be ripped and stolen from a CD. Although you can now easily purchase MP3s (and/or music in a DRM-restricted format), the rights you are granted as a customer are quite different than those when you buy a physical copy of an album. When you download an MP3 from Amazon, for example, the terms of service say that “upon your payment of our fees for Digital Content, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Digital Content for your personal, non-commercial, entertainment use, subject to and in accordance with the Terms of Use.” You are free to sell your physical copy of a record, in other words. That’s legal. But you cannot transfer your rights to an MP3 to another person.According to a story in Hypebot, ReDigi says it will give record labels and artists a share of sales. And while these groups have never had a share of the used record business, I am still skeptical that this is enough to win the record industry’s support. The Future for Used (Digital) Music, Used (Digital) BooksEven if a music startup is a bad idea and a marketplace for used MP3s a suspicious one, this project is fascinating nonetheless. Are physical copies different than digital copies of content or not? The challenges that, I predict, ReDigi will face will likely be yet another demonstration of how the rules that apply to physical media – namely the ownership, transfer of ownership, and lending rights – often only apply to digital media when those rules benefit publishers and record labels. You can only lend a copy of an e-book to one person at a time, for example – just like a printed copy. You can only lend an e-book 26 times – quite unlike the shelf-life of a printed copy. You can sell a CD you don’t want to another person, but you cannot sell MP3s you don’t want. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

CONGRATULATIONS BEN AND KYLIE

first_imgCongratulations to Aussie Mens Open representative Ben Robinson and also Sharks Womens Open representative Kylie Glasson who married last weekend in a surprise/private ceremony. The couple, pictures and location looked beautiful and we wish them all the best as they start their new life as Ben and Kylie Robinson. Congratulations guys!last_img

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of 60 Seconds in Touch…. * The All Nations tournament looms closer with the Australian teams making last minute preparations before they set off for New Zealand next week. The tournament will run from October 26-29 and we wish the Aussies the best of luck in beating their Trans-Tasman rivals. * Speaking of Trans-Tasman rivalry, VTA held their inaugural Trans-Tasman Challenge on Sunday. The day was a huge success with the Victorian based `Australian’ teams taking out the title. For all results, please see our homepage. * Friday night saw a thrilling end to the NSW Vawdon Cup in Sydney. Wests made it back to back victories in the Mens Premier League Division after defeating Central Coast, 4 – 3 in a drop off. Canterbury took out the Womens Premier League division, after defeating Wests, 3-1. * Touch Football Australia are creating a new logo. So, if you have a flair for graphic design, the creative brief is currently available from TFA. For more information please email Peter Topp [email protected] * Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association along with Chalkees and Dodgers Touch Clubs present the 2nd Dodgers-Chalkees Junior Club Challenge. It will be held at Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill on Sunday November 6, 2005. There are four divisions for both boys and girls. For more information please visit www.qldtouch.com.au * A reminder for teams interested in either the NSWTA State Cup or the QTA Queensland State Cup, information and conditions of entry as well as nomination forms are available on their respective websites. NSWTA State Cup will be held in Port Macquarie from December 2-4. QTA State Cup will be on December 2-3 at Quad Park, Kawana Waters. * For those interested in playing Touch in our national capital, ACT Touch have released information about their 2005/2006 Summer Competitions. For more information visit their website www.acttouch.com.au * The November edition of the TFA’s online newsletter Touch-e-Talk will be released in the coming weeks. We are currently seeking nominations for the Volunteer of the Month for November. It is a chance for you to honor those hard-working members of your Touch club. Please email your nomination along with some information about them and their contact details to [email protected] * Any items for the next edition of 60 Seconds can be emailed to [email protected] Rachel Moyle is currently on leave.last_img

10 months agoAgent of departing Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for mega windfall

first_imgAgent of departing Arsenal midfielder Ramsey set for mega windfallby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a mega windfall from his move to Juventus.The Sun says Ramsey’s agent is set to pocket a massive £7million from the Arsenal star’s move to Juventus in the summer.The Welshman, 28, will rake in a reported £8m signing-on fee while taking home a further £145,000-a-week at the Serie A giants.Ramsey will be out of contract at Arsenal this summer and is said to have signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Old Lady.The Gunners withdrew their offer for a contract extension last summer, with Unai Emery seeing him as surplus to requirements.But despite his impending move, Emery has claimed he will continue to play the Wales international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more