Why Nakumatt almost boycotted Chemelil tie

first_imgCapital Sport has learnt that the players felt the management had been getting money behind their backs and the same was not trickling down to them.“It is true they did not want to go into the game because they heard that there is money being given to teams for live TV coverage something that is not true. We had tried to explain to them but they could not believe us. They only agreed to go into the pitch when Ghost (Mulee) came and explained to them,” Nakumatt FC Secretary General Albert Wesonga said.However, head coach Anthony Mwangi speaking after the match had different thoughts and said the team’s struggles were not down to the technical bench or the players but the blame squarely lie on the officials’ hands.“The players had refused to come for the match because there are things happening behind the scenes which are not good and the players are not happy about it. It is not our doing on the pitch but the team’s management which knows what’s happening,” Mwangi said after the match.Mwangi also said the team has not trained since their 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar on February 17 and have only been meeting during game days.Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi watches proceedings during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday march 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is not easy because football is about preparation. If you don’t prepare you can’t win. However, I am even impressed with the results we have picked. We won away to Nzoia, then we drew against Sony and Nzoia Sugar,” the tactician further added.Nakumatt have even struggled to pay player salaries and the team has issued an SOS to potential sponsors to bail them out or they will find it difficult finishing up the season.“We are looking for sponsors and the owner has given us the go ahead. He has been helping us with the away matches but not with the luxury that we were used to. It is better than nothing. We have had talks with various potential partners but so far nothing concrete. Hoping soon we can get something,” Wesonga further claimed.Most clubs in the league especially those without stable sponsorship are struggling to stay afloat especially since the exit of broadcast partners SuperSport with clubs having been assured of at least Sh550,000 every month then.Currently, clubs are not earning anything from the broadcast agreement between the Kenyan premier League management and Spanish company MediaPro which has been producing league matches.o, the exit of headline sponsors SportPesa means the clubs do not get a coin from the league managers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11- Albeit going on to lose 4-1, cash-strapped Nakumatt FC were almost dishing away a walk over to Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday when the players refused to get into the pitch as they felt ‘short-changed’ by the club management.The team sponsored by struggling supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings only ran out to warm up 25 minutes to kick off after a talking-to from former Harambee Stars head coach, now pundit, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.last_img read more

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What newest Warrior Jonas Jerebko is enjoying about the Bay Area

first_imgOAKLAND – The ritual has become as customary as his post-practice workout. Nearly every day, Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko will spend part of his morning Facetiming his friends from his native Sweden.That seems to be the best time to catch up given the nine-hour time difference between Sweden and the Bay Area. It also seems to be the best time for Jerebko to brag about the more warmer temperatures compared to back home. So often, Jerebko will Facetime his friends so they can see the …last_img

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Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1

first_imgGeocaching in CanadaA film by TheBarnSwallows | Canada“In such a large country, there are so many places to visit, so many beautiful places to see, and of course many great geocaches to find.” Who or what inspired this film?It was a mixture of personal experiences and a fictional idea I had in my mind.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?The team was pretty easy to assemble, since it consisted only of me. I wrote the film, worked to keep the camera as in-focus as possible, framed the picture and then tried my best to act it out. Then, I sat down and edited into a 4 minute film.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?If you can call trying to keep a frame in-focus under a 100 degree Puerto Rican sun without a monitor or LCD viewfinder challenging, then I would put that in here. 😉If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Go out, try new things, discover. What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?If you have an idea then do not let anything stop you. In this day and age, even cellphones can record good footage for a film.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?I am excited to see the films that are going to be submitted and the crazy adventures that people go on with their films! Who or what inspired this film?I was inspired and challenged by me, and only by me. I’m an adrenaline junkie, and I use all the excuses that I can get just to go to a radical geocache. I have some training with ropes, and some other sports, so it’s easy to me to grab my material, a couple of friends and go out to film it.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?This is almost a one man show. One GoPro (or two or three sometimes), some ropes, bikes, helmets and other gear, one GPS equiped with the best caches, and let’s go. I already have some training and professional works in the audiovisuals area, and with my training with ropes, good friends and a lot of adrenaline, I produced this movie.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?In one of the scenes that you can see in the film, I have a little accident with my GoPro, when diving into a lake… my GoPro jumps off my head during the dive, and hits me in the nose. The result…a small cut, with lots of blood, but nothing serious. 2 minutes later, I was already inside the cave logging the cache.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Try to reach a geocache in a different way and experience some adrenaline so you can have a different day of geocaching.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Safety comes first. Always. Don’t try to do some of these adventures without the proper knowledge and with the right gear. If you don’t know how to edit a movie, use YouTube. You have lot’s of tutorials for free online. What you show to the viewers is more important that the edit itself. Great shots don’t need a great editing. Just try it.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?The possibility to show more footage that I have, with lots of great caches.  Who or what inspired this film?The abundance of micros and nanos throughout New York.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?Just me and a slew of Ubercache video logs.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?The Ubercache was confiscated by the Central Park staff, so I thought the video camera in the cache was lost forever. However, they let me remove the cache rather than trashing it, so I got the camera back.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Geocachers are a family willing to share their fun with others.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Always experiment. You never know what’ll come of it.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?More films!How to Geocache in ThailandA film by RazMcCaz | USAWhen a Geocache search goes awry, filmmakers Dacia Saenz and Sara McCaslin stop at nothing to recover the cache. Who or what inspired this film?Dacia was teaching me (Sara) how to geocache for the first time during a trip to Thailand. We thought it would make for a quick shot during our larger film project. Little did we know it’d turn into a comedy of errors. How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?Dacia and I were on a filmmaking trip to Thailand for another project called The Cost of Gender. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLGKsgLPiXcDid you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?Our short is really all about failing and trying again at getting a seemingly “easy” cache. The guys who help us at the end are motorcycle taxi drivers who had been watching us with amusement and just came over to help, which is a lovely thing about Thai culture. It was certainly a “stealth” fail. If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Never give up!!What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Ask yourself, what’s the story you’re trying to tell? Every well-made film has focused story, conflict, resolution and great characters. What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?We’re excited to hone our craft now that we’ve seen so many other amazing Geocaching filmmakers’ work!That’s it for now, folks. Stay tuned for our next round of interviews with geocaching filmmakers on February 18th, 2015, where we’ll get a look at arguably the funniest geocaching videos around.Think your geocaching film has what it takes to have geocaching audiences cheering in approval? Visit the GIFF 2015  and find out how to enter!Share with your Friends:More We’ll begin this week with some exciting news: for the first time, all 16 geocaching films from the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival are available to watch at the click of a button. (Hear that? It’s the sound of 2 million of geocachers cheering).They’ve made their rounds at select mega events around the world, but now it’s your turn to pop the popcorn, fluff the couch pillows, and soak in the awesomeness of these 16 films. And hey, why not invite your closest geocaching friends over for a viewing party while you’re at it?Watch the full films and decide which should receive the Global GIFF Audience Award here: http://bit.ly/1vFapUUWhet your appetite for adventure with these exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the geocachers who captured the essence of geocaching and shared it with all.C9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline)A film by Peter! | Portugal“C9 H13 NO3 is the molecule formula for adrenaline, and this film is all about that. Ready for a real geocaching adventure?”center_img La Busqueda (The Search)A film by nitesco | Puerto Rico“A novel editor is fired from his job and launched into the unknown world of unemployment. Soon after, he is told about Geocaching and decides to try it out as a way to get out of the house and try new things. What he finds changes his life forever.” The UbercacheA film by Duck Muscle | USA“Found footage from a disposable video camera hidden in a five gallon paint bucket in Central Park.” Who or what inspired this film?(No answer given)How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?With the film being a compilation of adventures, most of the stars of the film are the great geocachers located in the Greater Toronto Area, and the GHMGC (Golden Horseshoe Monthly Geocaching Club). Each month the GHMGC group will get together and explore a new area full of exciting caches. We have a great time socializing, hiking, eating home baked treats, and finding lots of geocaches.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?The most memorable footage to go through while choosing what to include in the film was the snow section. Some of our winter hikes were in very deep snow, so there was a lot of slipping, tripping, and falling.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Choose your own adventure, there are lots of different ways to enjoy the great outdoors.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Have fun! I did not expect to be a finalist while putting this film together, I made it for my enjoyment and to share with my friends and family to show what I get up to out there in the woods all the time.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?I am excited to see what other geocachers can come up with to share their own adventures. SharePrint RelatedGIFF Weekend 2015August 24, 2015In “GIFF”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”Geocaching Block Party Video and GIFF Winners RevealedAugust 30, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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FCC Looks To Modernize 911 With Text Messaging

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Federal Communications Commission has opened a Notice of Inquiry, seeking public comment on how best to update the nation’s 911 services. The FCC wants to expand 911 beyond the phone call for help, bringing advanced communication technologies to the decades old emergency program.According to the FCC, there are more than 650,000 911 calls made daily, and nearly 70% of those come from mobile devices. However, “right now you can’t text 9-1-1,” said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, noting that during the Virginia Tech school shootings in 2007, some witnesses tried to text 911 but the texts simply never went through and the messages weren’t received by dispatchers.The FCC isn’t simply interested in incorporating text messaging into 911 service. It’s also keen to explore how other data can be collected by the 911 system, including location information, photos, and videos. Furthermore, Genachowski says the “Next Generation 9-1-1” will also allow emergency calls to be placed by devices, as well as humans – “devices like environmental sensors capable of detecting chemicals, or highway cameras, security cameras, alarms, personal medical devices, and consumer electronics in automobiles.” Updating the emergency response system will be quite a substantial undertaking, in terms of technology and training. The FCC’s move to address 911 is part of the agency’s National Broadband Plan, and as Genachowski noted in his remarks, there are still many 911 call centers (and communities) that do not have broadband Internet. The FCC’s announcement came yesterday, alongside its vote to adopt new Net Neutrality rules. center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Government#web audrey watterslast_img read more

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Could LEAP Change The Way We Edit Images and Videos?

first_imgLEAP is a revolutionary gesture based input device that may have the potential to change how you work with video editing and photography software.Earlier this week the ‘net was abuzz with the announcement of Leap, a new gesture-controlled computer input device that is manipulated by hand motion.  Similar to the technology built into the Microsoft Kinect (but reportedly 200 times more precise), the Leap compact infrared device sits in front of your computer and allows you to control on-screen action using your hands, fingers or a pen/pencil.  We’re talking about Minority Report style control here.Wired sat down with the Leap gesture-control system and confirmed just how fast and accurate it is.The Leap SensorRecently, we profiled a video editor that turned his Apple trackpad into a gesture-based input system for editing in Final Cut Pro X – to impressive effect.  What if the Leap could expand on this idea of gesture-based video editing?Efficient video editing is reliant on using keyboard shortcuts (try to find one pro editor that’s NOT using them).  Therefore, it’s unlikely that the keyboard will be totally replaced by the new Leap technology anytime soon.  But, it’s entirely possible that the LEAP may be a useful secondary input for certain stages of the editing process.  Imagine how fast it would be to drag clips down to a timeline…quickly rearrange and assemble them to make a rough cut sequence.For photographers, the LEAP may be able to take on editing tasks that are currently done with a Wacom tablet or mouse.  You’d be able to quickly zoom into an image and retouch it.  Using your hand, you could trace the area of an image that needs an adjustment.  The LEAP could really speed up your time in Photoshop, as you digitally finger-paint your image corrections.Leap Motion, the company behind the device, will soon be making a software development kit (SDK) available that will allow developers to create new LEAP focused apps or offer support with their current applications.  The big questions is, will they?  Will enough users be interested in LEAP that Adobe, Apple, Avid, etc are encouraged to make it available for use with their applications?  If it’s really a game-changer, will one of the big tech companies buy up LEAP and offer exclusive support?  It remains to be seen.When it’s released for public sale later this year (at a low $70 price point) LEAP could really shake up the way we traditionally interact with our applications.  It’s potential in the video and image editing space could be a game-changer.  Keeping fingers crossed that users and developers feel the same.last_img read more

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