Kenyan referee Marwa to officiate World Cup

first_imgThe 41-year-old is the first Kenyan football official to be involved in any FIFA competition, having featured in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.Marwa has served as a FIFA referee from 2011, and was named as a reserve official at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and speaking to Capital Sport, retired veteran referee GMT Ottieno said he is proud of Marwa, having discovered him.“I am so happy to see Marwa succeed, I am the one who discovered him years back. I am so proud to see him grow and returning to officiate in the worlds iconic tournament,” Ottieno said.Marwa has served as a FIFA referee from 2011, and was named as a reserve official at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and an assistant referee at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.The mathematics and chemistry teacher from Komotobo Secondary school in Migori County was named as an assistant referee in the 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but his very first major international duty was an Africa Cup match in Zanzibar way back in 2000.He was included as CAF’s assistant referee in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he served alongside Bakary Gassama, Jean-Claude Birumushahu and Malang Diedhiou.Marwa, who was an assistant referee at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, has once again given Kenyan football some hope after the usual FIFA droppings and low local football standards amid harsh criticisms.Other than Marwa, Zambian Jan Sikazwe is another centre referee from Africa.Of the 36 centre referees picked a total of five come from Africa.KPL Assistant Referee Aden Marwa Range has been selected to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will be played in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. #KPL2018 pic.twitter.com/8GBimgBxwq— KPL (@TheOfficialKPL) March 9, 2018 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Other than Marwa, Zambian Jan Sikazwe is another centre referee from Africa. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 8 – Kenyan referee Aden Marwa has been named among the list of match officials selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia scheduled to kick-off June 14-July 15.Marwa will be the assistant referee in what will be another high profile outing for the official after the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), where he served among the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).last_img read more

Iraqi patrol planes get overhaul

first_img“The test team’s job is to totally disassemble one of the aircraft at Edwards, make repairs as necessary, take out some of the postproduction mods to return the aircraft to its original factory configuration and build up four kits for the remaining aircraft,” Pelletier said. Edwards personnel had to do some rapid training in Merritt Island, Fla., with the manufacturer to become familiar with the plane and learn how to tackle composite repairs on a kit-built aircraft – things that most U.S. Air Force technicians don’t get a chance to do. Following the Florida training, one of the Iraqi Comp Air planes was shipped to Edwards. “When the plane arrived it was wingless and would not even run,” said Chief Master Sgt. William Ludwig of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. “There had been countless modifications to the aircraft, which made it necessary for the team to bring it back to factory specifications.” Nose gear, flight controls, wiring and fuel tank locations all had been changed, said Fujimoto, who is assigned to the 653rd Combat Logistic Support Squadron at Robins Air Force Base and is one of four crew chiefs on the project. “The fabrication is unbelievable,” Fujimoto said. “The best person for this job would probably be a surfboard builder. There is a lot of time-consuming fiberglass work, but I’ve got four sheet metal guys who, with a four-day crash course and the ability to draw from their varied experience on different aircraft, came together and there’s nothing they can’t do.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Edwards Air Force Base personnel have gone to Iraq and back to help test and rebuild Iraqi Air Force planes, aiming to make them safer to fly after a crash that killed an Iraqi and four Americans. The planes are an American kit-built aircraft, the six-seater Comp Air 7SLX, given to Iraq by the United Arab Emirates and heavily modified from the factory specifications. “This is just our version of `Overhaulin,”‘ said Tech. Sgt. Rick Fujimoto, referring to the television show. “We took this (aircraft) down to what looked like a Volkswagen bug shell and built it from the bottom all the way back up. We’ll do it again in theater – four times over.” The planes had been purchased by the United Arab Emirates from the Florida manufacturer, AeroComp. The unarmed planes are meant to patrol the oil pipelines and other infrastructure targeted by insurgents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Bottom line, we are making these aircraft safer to fly,” said Lt. Col. Michael Pelletier, 412th Maintenance Group deputy commander and Iraqi Comp Air Project team lead. A combined team from Edwards, Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, Hill Air Force Base in Utah, and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma has stripped down and rebuilt one Comp Air 7SLX, which had its first test flight at Edwards in April. Edwards’ Air Force Flight Test Center sent a six-man team consisting of maintainers, flight test engineers and test pilots in October to Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq to begin initial flight tests. The team returned to Edwards with recommendations about repairs and modifications to improve flying qualities and overall maintenance condition, Pelletier said. In January, a 20-person test team was assembled at Edwards to implement the recommendations. last_img

THE SECRET BEHIND DONEGAL SQUAD’S SHARP-DRESSED MEN

first_imgTHE attire of Donegal’s conquering heroes has certainly been turning heads this week.And when Jim McGuinness and his triumphant men returned home to Donegal Town last night, everyone wanted to know where they got this cool outfits.Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny say they are “proud” to have fitted out the Ulster Champions this week. Above is the offical photo of the Ulster Champions all fitted by the one and only Evolve Menswear.“We are just proud to be assosiated with such fine footballers, talent and the with the Donegal GAA as a whole,” said Evolve’s JP McCloskey.“We want to pass on a massive congratulations to all players, management backroom staff, members of the county board and the very excellent suppoters who were as good as the extra man on the day.”   THE SECRET BEHIND DONEGAL SQUAD’S SHARP-DRESSED MEN was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE SECRET BEHIND DONEGAL SQUAD’S SHARP-DRESSED MENlast_img read more

MARK ENGLISH LEAVES IT LATE TO PROGRESS IN U23 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgMark English left it late but has qualified for the semi-finals of the European U23 Championships in Estonia.Mark EnglishThe Letterkenny man came home in third place in the 800 metres, after a strong finish in the home straight.English qualified with a time of 1.52.91 to secure his place in the semi-finals. He is three seconds off the pace and will ned to improve if he is to reach the final.MARK ENGLISH LEAVES IT LATE TO PROGRESS IN U23 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huston Shatters Another School Record At The Mt. SAC Relays

first_imgNORWALK, Calif. – Senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) etched her name into the Drake University track and field record book for the third time this year with a school-record performance in the 10,000 meters late Thursday, April 14, at the Mt. SAC Relays.Huston’s time of 33:55.89 shattered the previous 33-year-old record by more than half a minute. That previous record was set by Liz Hjalmarsson in 1983 with a 34:29.14 finish. Huston’s record-setting performance came via a fourth-place finish in the elite invitational flight of the women’s 10,000 meters. She was the top collegiate finisher in the race behind three professional runners. Her time is easily the fastest in the Missouri Valley Conference this season and the fastest by a Valley runner since the 2014 season. Earlier this season, Huston broke the Bulldogs’ school record in both the indoor and outdoor 5,000 meters. In other late races on Thursday night at Mt. SAC, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) finished seventh in the elite invitational section of the men’s 10,000 meters with a time of 29:09.86, the second fastest time in school history. Fischer was the third collegiate competitor across the line in the talented field of collegiate and professional runners. His time was also the fastest in the MVC this season.Griffin Jaworski (Winter Park, Fla.) also competed in the men’s 10,000 meters, finishing in 30:38.79 to take 55th place in the deep field.The majority of the Drake track and field team is set to compete this weekend at the 40th annual Jim Duncan Invitational on the Blue Oval at Drake Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

HONKYTONK HO HO HOEDOWN HITS AN GRIANAN TONIGHT!

first_imgHonkyTonk Ho Ho Hoedown hits the road on Friday and Saturday night 21 and 22 November with first touchdown at An Grianan Theatre for two nights of country music, dance and fun with Blue Ribbon Arts.Getting ready for tonight’s Ho Ho Hoedown!Starring in the show are Gary Gamble, Jacqueline Sharkey who appears as Shania Twain, Texas Cowboy and Roadie Highway are the BigShot promoters who are played by Shane McGinley (KerryKeel) and Kieran Sheridan (Ramelton).When water charges adding to the bills which threaten Santa’s workshop, Head Elves Loretta Linda (Andrea Logue, Milford) and BillyRay Sourpuss (Finnian Ferry, Milford) enlist the help of the elves and reindeer to go country and save the day by putting on a festive country show in Honkytown Tennessee. Audiences will be delighted to meet new girl group E.L.F, Elfis Elf, Polly Darton (Karen McBrearty) and the Parton Dollies, the Dixie chix, the Lil’ Yeehawas and Lil’ Yokes, the Nativity cuties and much more more… of course it’s the red man himself, Santa Claus (Ramelton’s Jason McCahill) who steps in to add that extra oomph, with his beautiful wife, Mrs Claus, played by Victoria Wilson (Raphoe), and of course, the Donegal Team’s darling, Caela Carr, who changes green and yellow to red and white as Mini Claus.These two Tullygay gals are going to rock An Grianan tonight!With some classic country, some exciting new honkytonk originals, and a vast selection of hot happening Cajun choreography, HonkyTonk Ho Ho Hoedown is definitely a festive frolic NOT to be missed as Blue Ribbon up the gears and plunge ye’all headfirst into the Christmas Spirit.Tickets available online at An Grianan Theatre, or call 074 9120777 to book NOW. This is one for fans of Country Music and Christmas!  HONKYTONK HO HO HOEDOWN HITS AN GRIANAN TONIGHT! was last modified: November 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED AFTER LAKE PUMPED OUT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai have discovered the body of a man after a lake was pumped out in Gaoth Dobhair.The man, understood to be a local married man in his 50s, had been missing for a time before Gardai and the other rescue services were alerted last night.A large-scale search involving the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo, the Donegal Mountain Rescue and Bunbeg Coastguard then launched a search of the area. The Gardai then requested the local fire service to pump a lake and the man’s body was discovered.The body was found in water on a hillside close to the Gaoth Dobhair wind farm.At this stage the man’s identity has not yet been released until all family members are informed.MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED AFTER LAKE PUMPED OUT was last modified: March 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bodydonegalGaoth DobhairGardaiLAKEmissingPUMPE DOUTlast_img read more

“Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story” screening in Abbey Arts Centre this evening.

first_imgAbbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon will this evening screen multi-award winning documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Storyby Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer as part of this year’s Stop Food Waste Week.In Just Eat It, filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste, at the farm level, across the food chain, all the way to the back of their own fridge.After catching a glimpse of the extent of good food that is wasted each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is a truly shocking insight into the global food system that we are all part of. While the film is based in North America, it aims to raise awareness on this global environmental dilemma that affects us all. The film is being shown in 13 locations nationwide as part of the national Stop Food Waste campaign.Tickets are €5 and can be pre-booked.  All proceeds will be donated to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  For more on the film visit www.foodwastemovie.com.For more on what’s happening during #StopFoodWaste week visit stopfoodwaste.ie.  “Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story” screening in Abbey Arts Centre this evening. was last modified: January 22nd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sunderland v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgSunderland won at Stamford Bridge in April 2014Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 7 May 2016Referee: Mike Jones (Chester)Match in a nutshell: After deciding the title on Monday, Chelsea can have an influence on events at the bottom as they travel to relegation-threatened Sunderland. Newcastle and Norwich will have one eye on the result.Injuries and suspensionsSUNDERLANDRuled out: Billy Jones (hip).CHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Loic Remy (groin). Possible line-upsSunderland: Mannone; Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, Van Aanholt; Kirchhoff; Borini, M’Vila, Cattermole, Khazri; Defoe.Subs from: Pickford, Brown, O’Shea, Rodwell, Larsson, Lens, Whatmore, N’Doye, Toivonen.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Kenedy, Falcao, Pato, Traore. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesSunderland total: D D W L D (6 points)Home: D L D D W (6 points)Chelsea total: D W L L W (7 points)Away: W L W W W (12 points)Top scorers – all competitionsSunderland: Defoe 17; Borini 4, Fletcher 4, Watmore 4; Lens 3, Van Aanholt 3; Johnson 2, Rodwell 2; Jones 1, Khazri 1, M’Vila 1, N’Doye 1, Toivonen 1.Chelsea: Costa 15; Willian 11; Oscar 8, Pedro 8; Fabregas 5, Hazard 5; Cahill 4, Traore 4; Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Ivanovic 2, Kenedy 2, Loftus-Cheek 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Matic 1, Mikel 1, Pato 1, Terry 1.Last five meetings19 December 2015: Chelsea 3 Sunderland 124 May 2015: Chelsea 3 Sunderland 129 November 2014: Sunderland 0 Chelsea 019 April 2014: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 217 December 2013: Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1Sunderland 2 wins, Chelsea 2 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Why would you not want to match up against one of the best’: Del Norte prepares for undefeated El Monte, state championship game

first_img“The ironic part is, today’s football is all about passing and playing on turf,” Del Norte head coach Nick White said. “This game, though, will come down to two of the most physical small-school teams in the state running the ball and battling it out on grass.”Del Norte will host El Monte in Saturday’s Division 5-AA state championship game at 6 p.m. at on the green grass at Mike Whalen Field in Crescent City.There will be no spread offenses, nor any shotgun snaps. The big plays will not come …last_img read more