We will win derby for the fans, says Kamura

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward George Odhiambo races against AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura during a past Mashemeji Derby. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – With hopes of any kind of trophy all faded out with the Kenyan premier League and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield titles all out of their reach, AFC Leopards will look to beat Gor Mahia on Sunday if not for anything for pride and a reward for their fans.Ingwe has endured a torrid season and stare at another campaign without a trophy, but in the prestigious Mashemeji Derby, they have a chance to redeem themselves and give their fans something to smile about especially against an opponent they have not beaten in three years. Skipper Robinson Kamura believes with the derby a legitimate opportunity presents itself to put a smile on the faces of their fans whohave endured pain the entire campaign.“This will be like a final for us because we are not contending for anything as at now and our aim is to try and finish in the top five because AFC is a big team. Also, this derby victory and finishing the season top there are the only presents we can give to our fans,” Kamura told Capital Sport.“It has been a tough season and the only way we can thank our fans for standing with us is by winning this derby and carrying the bragging rights home,” further stated the captain.AFC Leopards players Brian Marita, Baker Lukooya and Said Tsuma contemplate after their loss to Gor Mahia in the Mashemeji Derby at the Kasarani Stadium on August 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAFC have not beaten Gor since their 1-0 victory in 2016 and since then they have lost seven of the last eight fixtures.It is this record against their biggest rivals that fuels Ingwe’s blood for the tie and Kamura says they are charged to win especially after most of the key players were rested in their midweek 1-0 loss against KCB.“This is a big game and the same way we are looking forward to it is the same way Gor are looking forward to it. We have a good team now with quality players and I know if we can do our things right, we will get victory on Sunday,” Kamura stated.The first leg match ended in a 2-0 victory for Gor but since then, AFC have improved their squad with the arrival of the sensational Paul Were, a massive big game player, David Ochieng who has solidified their midfield and Soter Kayumba who has been impressive in defense.Most of the players including the free-scoring Whyvonne Isuza were rested for the KCB tie and they will be fresh coming into Sunday’s derby where all focus will be on maximum points.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Football stars: Brothers for Life

first_imgThierry Henri is one of the internationalfootball superstars that have becomeSports Ambassadors for the Brothers forLife campaign. His club, FC Bracelona, hasa long association with Unicef, one of theorganisations behind the campaign.(Image: FC Barcelona)MEDIA CONTACTS• Michael Klaus, Chief of communication,Unicef Eastern and Southern Africa+ 254 20 [email protected]• Yvette Raphael,Johns Hopkins Health & Education in SA+27 12 366 [email protected] AlexanderInternational football superstars such as Ryan Giggs of Manchester United and FC Barcelona‘s Leo Messi and Thierry Henri are throwing their weight behind a new campaign by South African organisation Brothers for Life, which calls on men to “yenza kahle” – do the right thing – in tackling the spread of HIV and violence against women and children.The campaign kicked off just 10 days before the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, a month-long extravaganza set to attract hundreds of thousands of foreign football fans.“There’s going to be lots of drinking, probably quite a lot of sex, and we want to encourage people to be safe,” said Dean Peacock, co-director of Sonke Gender Justice, one of the organisations behind the campaign.Giggs, Messi and Henri will be joined by local South African football stars Matthew Booth, Teko Modise and Benni McCarthy as Brothers for Life Sports Ambassadors. The involvement of rugby captain John Smit, cricket captain Graeme Smith and Bulls rugby player Tiger Mangweni will ensure the campaign has life after the World Cup.They will promote messages on television, radio and outdoor advertising about the HIV risks of alcohol and unprotected sex, the use of condoms and the dangers of multiple sexual partners. The campaign will also mobilise men to be tested for HIV as part of the government’s new campaign to get 16-million South Africans tested.In South Africa, men tend seek HIV/Aids testing and treatment less than women, yet they have not been the main focus of prevention campaigns. “Once again we call upon men of all classes and races to join the fight against HIV and Aids, occupying the front trenches in this war through their social conduct,” said Kgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president.“When good men don’t stand up to be counted, HIV and Aids spreads.”The campaign is endorsed by the South African National Aids Council and the national Department of Health, and backed by Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).“We want to use spokespeople who have the status necessary to influence the behaviour of everyone who’s coming here,” said Peacock. In addition to putting their faces to the advertising, the South African Sports Ambassadors will also appear at events to promote the campaign.“Men have the power to make an enormous difference in their own lives, and in the lives of their children and partners,” said Elhadj As Sy, Unicef regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa. “The Brothers for Life Sports Ambassadors campaign shows them the way.”The involvement of the Manchester United and FC Barcelona footballers comes out of Unicef’s long partnership with the clubs. In 1999 Manchester United launched United for Unicef, and the club has been a strong partner in the Unite for Children, Unite against Aids campaign launched in 2005 to make children a priority in the global fight against HIV/Aids.FC Barcelona signed a global agreement with Unicef in 2006, and its players have since worn Unicef branding on their shirts. The club has also donated €5-million to the child welfare organisation over the past three years – with much of the money going to HIV prevention – and pledged a further €3-million over the next two years. The sportsmen taking part in the Brothers for Life Sports Ambassadors campaign:From South Africa: Matthew Booth, Teko Modise and Benni McCarthy (football), John Smit and Tiger Mangweni (rugby), Graeme Smith (cricket)International football players: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Mame Biram Diof (Manchester United), Leo Messi (FC Barcelona), Yaya Toure (FC Barcelona), Thierry Henri (FC Barcelona) and Seydou Keita (FC Barcelona.)Right-click to download the posters in PDF format:last_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with the Loeries

first_imgBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part won the Gold award for its non-English radio advert at the 39th annual Loeries awards, which took place in Durban ICC 2017. (Image: The Loeries, Facebook)Celebrating young creatives, Brand South Africa has partnered with internationally recognised Loerie Awards 2018.The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premier initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry. Brand South Africa invites media to attend this exciting launch on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at the Loeries in Parktown North and get a glimpse of how Brand South Africa plays its part by inspiring fresh talent through innovation.Speaking on the partnership Brand South Africa’s GM: Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “we are proud to announce that Brand South Africa is a partner and the new sponsor of the young creatives category for the Loeries 2018. This type of partnership affords Brand South Africa an opportunity to instil pride and patriotism amongst the youth of South Africa and in the creative industry. The organisation’s vision is to create a Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally and what better way to bring this vision to life than to celebrate the work done by young, creative South African youth”.In 2017 Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part was the proud recipient of a Gold award for its non-English radio advert at the Loeries. The radio advert was created as part of the Play Your Part mandate to encourage active citizenship towards contributing to positive change in the country and raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Brand South Africa envisions that through this platform, a number of opportunities can be utilised to showcase to the world and domestically how South Africa inspires in new and innovate ways.“The accolade received in 2017 enhanced Brand South Africa’s reputation and work as the official marketing agency for the Nation Brand and further encouraged conversations with the youth to utilize creative industries to strengthen the Nation Brand image. Therefore, we anticipate the media launch to be a platform filled with eager young creatives who will inspire and be inspired by previous winners of the young creatives category. As Brand South Africa, we urge every young creative below the age of 27 to play their part and participate in this category”, adds Ms Ntombela.To set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi Ntanzi; Tel: 011 712 5071 Email: [email protected]last_img read more

NAB 2016: Sony Announces a Super 35mm 4K Camera That Shoots 480 fps

first_imgNAB 2016: Sony announces the HDC­-4800, a beast of a Super 35mm 4K camera that shoots at at 480 fps.Every year at NAB, Sony releases a product that pushes the limits of technology. Two years ago it was the a7S. Last year it was the a7R II. This year, it’s the HDC­-4800.This new high-end machine isn’t for the faint of heart. The behemoth of a camera can record 4K images at up to 480fps when paired with the accompanying BPU-­4800 processor. Let’s take a closer look at this revolutionary new camera.The Sony HDC­-4800While most major cameras announced at NAB are more practical and suited for everyday use, this new camera looks to be a high frame rate option for those looking to shoot cinematic slow-mo. Using the HDC­-4800 and the accompanying BPU­-4800 processor, users can slow footage down to 720fps in HD and 480fps in 4K. The camera comes equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS sensor. The camera uses a professional PL mount and shoots in a BT.2020 and BT.709 color space.The Sony HDC­-4800 SpecsSuper 35mm Sensor4K up to 480fps, HD up to 720fps (Yep, you read that right.)15 Stops Dynamic Range2 Stereo XLR InputsPL Lens MountSMPTE Optical Fiber OutputPricing and AvailabilityThe camera and processor unit will be available in August. No price has been released, but expect something in the $50K+ range. Want to learn more about the Sony HDC­-4800? Check out the press release on Sony’s website.What are your initial impressions of the Sony HDC­-4800? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

NLEX revs up

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cool Smashers secure No. 1 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ With Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari taking turns in hitting the big shots in the stretch on Sunday night, the Road Warriors won a fourth straight game in the Governors’ Cup, a 95-91 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.And while he appreciates the newfound character of his boys by pulling this close one out of the fire, Guiao also can’t wait to play the elite teams in the coming days so he can see for himself what the Road Warriors are now made of.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’ll see if we’re for real or just pretenders,” Guiao said after rising to 4-0 and breaking out of a tie for the lead with idle Meralco again.“The elite teams are coming up and we’ll see how we fare against them,” Guiao said, referring to Barangay Ginebra, GlobalPort and then San Miguel as his next three foes. “Against Ginebra, we will get a good measure of what kind of a team we really are.” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NLEX can’t seem to do anything wrong these days, and coach Yeng Guiao is asking himself the same question the rest of the PBA is asking: “Is this for real?”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 LATEST STORIES NLEX has beaten classy teams in this run as the Road Warriors own victories over Alaska and Rain or Shine. It looked, for most of the game against the Fuel Masters, that Phoenix was ready to snap what now stands as a six-game winning streak dating back to the latter part of the Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.That was until Lastimosa and Mallari bailed them out.Lastimosa fired 11 of his 14 points in the fourth and Mallari eight, counting a triple that beat the 24-second shot clock with nine ticks remaining and put the game to bed, 93-87.“This is a really nice win for us, because we’re starting to look as a team,” Guiao said. “Winning games in the endgame, being able to hold our own and pull through in crisis situations, those are good signs for a team trying to put it together.”Phoenix played with control almost 90 percent of the way only for the Fuel Masters to sputter at crunchtime.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Import Eugene Phelps had 23 points after three periods but was held to the very minimum in the first 10 minutes of the fourth. His final four points came after that Mallari triple and really didn’t matter anymore.Matthew Wright was the only local in twin digits for Phoenix with 17, even as Aaron Fuller fired 18 points and had 24 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who, this early, could be looking at winning at least three more games for safe passage into the playoffs.NLEX had missed making it past the eliminations in two conferences this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

IPL-4: 350 to go under auctioneer’s hammer

first_imgAs many as 350 top cricketers from India and abroad would go under the auctioneer’s hammer in Bangalore on January 8 and 9 with the 10 IPL franchises bidding for their services for the fourth season of the lucrative Twenty20 League.Barring a dozen players, including Indian superstars Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag, who have been retained by five franchises in advance of the auction as per the IPL player regulations, most of the world’s top players would be up for grabs.The list of players has 11 out of 12 century makers in the previous three IPL seasons, including the Twenty20 league’s fastest century maker Yusuf Pathan and 2010 ICC ODI Player of the Year, A B de Villers (South Africa), Cricket Board Secretary N Srinivasan said on Wednesday.Former India skippers Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, too, would be available for pickings by the various franchises.Other established IPL performers available at the auction include current Indian team members Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, as well as 2009 IPL’s most successful bowler (38 wickets) R P Singh.”The DLF IPL auction is indeed a very exciting prospect. I am confident that IPL fans throughout India and across the world will be paying very close attention to which of the world’s best cricketers will be wearing their teams colours for the next IPL season,” said IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open opening matches

first_imgSania Mirza and Leander PaesIndian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday.Men’s doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out on top against Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.The sixth seeds won the first round 7-6(5), 6-2 and will take on Yen-Hsun Lu (Chinese Taipei) and Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) in the second.Earlier, women’s doubles third seeds Sania and Cara Black of Zimbabwe had a rather easy opener to win 6-3, 6-0 in only 57 minutes against Czech twin sisters Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova.Sania will play her mixed doubles opener later in the day, with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, against local pair Tornado Alicia Black and Ernesto Escobedo.last_img read more