Singida beat Homeboyz on penalties

first_imgDeus Kaseke, Adam Miraji, Shafik Batambuze and Danny Lyanga scored for Singida while Noah Wafula scored for Homeboyz.Benjamin Oketch and Collins Kisuya missed Homeboyz’s kick, Oketch sending his effort high over the bar while Oketch had his effort saved by Singida keeper Peter manyika Junior.Missing their injured talisman Allan Wanga upfront, Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata handed Keiphas Mutuu a starting role with new signing George Mandela also being given his sifrt start in the tournament.The home side had a perfect start to the match, Wycliffe Opondo striking them ahead much thanks to some casual defense from the Tanzanians.Mandela took on a daunting run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box which Singida took their sweet time to clear, Mutuu managing to steal the ball and toe poke to Opondo who struck the ball past Peter Manyika.Singida almost made a response three minutes later but Deus Kaseke’s curling effort from the right was pushed to the upright by keeper Mike Wanyika.Singida tried to put the ball on the ground and build up play but the slipper nature of the pitch most of the time caught them out.Homeboyz were more direct and with any possession they picked, they threw bodies upfront. In the 17th minute, a counter from Nkata’s charges saw skipper Eston Esiye pick the ball in midfield and release Moses Mudavadi out on the right, but the forward’s shot went straight to keeper Manyika.Six minutes later, Esiye took matters in his own hands striking a shot from range which keeper Manyika spilled and a rushing Mutuu failed to pounce on the error.Homeboyz’s defense marshaled by a new twin pairing of Benjamin Oketch and Andrew Waisswa managed to withstand the pressure from Singida, ensuring they sealed their single goal lead to the end of the opening 45 minutes.Singida came back a more organized side in the second half and it took them only 15 minutes to equalize when Danny Lyanga dived in to head at the edge of the six yard box off Elinywesia Sumbi’s cross from the right.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Moses Mudavadi vies for the ball with Singida United’s Amara Diaby during their SportPesa Super Cup bronze medal match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakuru, Kenya, Jun 10- Tanzania’s Singida United beat Kakamega Homeboyz 4-1on penalties at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the SportPesa Super Cup third place trophy and earn Sh750,000 in prize money.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time and in the same manner they lost in the semi-finals, Homeboyz failed to sparkle from 12 yards out.last_img read more

Nofault reform needed more than ever after rate increase

first_img04Apr No-fault reform needed more than ever after rate increase Categories: Griffin News,News I was shocked, as I am sure you were, to see the car insurance fees families pay to fund the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) are again being raised in July.This is outrageous. It is yet another example of special interests driving the increase in the personal injury protection (PIP) aspect of no-fault auto insurance at the expense of hard-working Michiganders.When the MCCA was created in a 1978 law, it was funded by a $3-per-vehicle assessment. The funds raised by the association are designated to provide medical care to people who suffer catastrophic injuries in vehicle accidents.Beginning in July, our mandated contribution to the fund will be $192 per car. That means we will pay an additional $22 – or 13 percent compared to the current rate – for a system that lacks choice and transparency. This contributes to the sad fact that Michigan families are paying the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation.The MCCA has amassed tens of billions of our dollars over the last 30 years and spends the money without robust oversight or reporting. Michigan families are forced to pay these fees, but have no say how their hard-earned money is being used.We have attempted to reform no-fault insurance. Last year I voted for reform to give drivers a choice on how much coverage they want to pay for. This would have resulted in significant rate reductions.Unfortunately, the House failed to approve this solution. Strong lobbying by hospitals, trial lawyers and other interest groups prevented its passage.We need an answer, and I will work tirelessly, as your voice in Lansing, to either reform current law and reduce rates for auto insurance or support a different solution to relieve families of this unwarranted financial burden.last_img read more

Cisco has launched a new facility to enable custom

first_imgCisco has launched a new facility to enable customers of its Infinite Video platform to test new features with users before making them generally available, with Israel’s Yes one of the first pay TV operators to use the service.The Infinite Video Platform Labs will enable Cisco customers to gather feedback from users before launching new features based on the platform. The IVP Labs will include A/B testing capabilities and what Cisco describes as a ‘microservice-based architecture” to enable the fast delivery of tests.According to Cisco, Israel’s Yes used IVP Labs to design and test a feature that delivers a personalised user interface to different audience segments and viewers. The feature is integrated with Yes’s personalized recommendation engine, and was demonstrated by the pair at Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel during the Consumer Electronics Show.“One of the benefits of moving to IVP is the ability to innovate faster at lower cost. Gone are the days of costly professional services engagements to make minor changes with high downtimes. Being able to provide immediate feedback, and adapt the functionality accordingly, is a critical success factor in the new video world,” said said Yitschak Elyakim, CTO, Yes.“We are releasing new features for IVP every two weeks,” said Rajeev Raman, senior director of product and strategy, service provider video software, Cisco.“IVP Labs demonstrates our commitment to a common code that continuously expands capabilities while improving quality. Our aim is simple: to create a community in which our customers – and their customers – can directly contribute to shape the IVP roadmap and help define the future of video.”last_img read more