Kenyan man correctly predicts scores of 17 matches & wins $2…

first_imgFor Samuel Abisai, the past weekend was nothing short of life changing after he became the lucky Kenyan winner of $2 million (Sh221 million) SportPesa mega jackpot.Probably the most expensive text ever received in Kenya… pic.twitter.com/yO6bnbh1Ye— SportPesa (@SportPesa) May 2, 2017Abisai had perfectly predicted scores of 17 matches last weekend in the football betting jackpot in what is one considered as one of the biggest ever payout in Kenya and Africa.SportPesa on Monday said the winner placed Sh200 on two mega jackpot picks of Sh100 each and by the time the company called him, he had realised that he had won and was already celebrating.28 year old Samuel Abisai correctly predicted 17/17 games in last weekend’s mjp walking away with a coveted Kshs. 221,301,602/= !! #221milli pic.twitter.com/xVkxu7QzlB— SportPesa (@SportPesa) May 2, 2017“The consumer had realised that something monumental was in the offing as soon as the French top flight Ligue 1 clash between Dijon FCO at home to Bordeaux ended 0-0 as they had predicted,” SportPesa said in a statement.According to the Africa Review, the 28-year-old, having been assured of a big windfall, left home to join his best friend at a joint in the outskirts of Nairobi before the last two games of the week’s jackpot — the North London derby pitting Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal and the Italian Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Napoli — were played.“The consumer said he met his friend with whom they bet and as they were discussing what to do with the millions a call came through,” SportPesa said.A word from the man of the day!!! Where was he and what was he doing when he learnt of his great fortune? #221milli pic.twitter.com/Ah8nrJPDu2— SportPesa (@SportPesa) May 2, 2017The new multi-millionaire was unveiled on Tuesday at a red-carpet ceremony at the Carnivore Restaurant in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.He was picked up in a white limousine together with his friends and brother from his home in Roysambu, approximately 12 kilometers from the Nairobi central business district.Abisai now says he doubts whether he will ever bet again.“I think I am not going to bet again,” Mr Abisai told journalists in Nairobi.He plans to give some of his winnings back to the society, including supporting his local football team in the western region of Kakamega; a team that is run by his brother.“I love football and have plans to sponsor a sports academy that my brother runs back in the village, Sichilai Lurambi, Kakamega County,” he was quoted by the People Daily.Another winner took home 41 million Kenyan Shillings ($397,865 USD) for predicting 16 out of 17 matches. 24-year-old Ahmed Ali was also chauffeur-driven in a customized Land Rover Luxury SUV to the cheque presentation ceremony.41 million mega jackpot bonus winner, 24 year Ahmed Ali, definitely had something to say. #221Milli pic.twitter.com/aAQinLJiR7— SportPesa (@SportPesa) May 2, 2017Gambling in Kenya is huge. Three-quarters of 17-35 year olds in Kenya admit to having placed a bet, a recent survey by the GeoPoll said.And this has been made easier because it can be done via the phone. Payments are done through their mobile phones.The Kenyan government is worried and it and has just slapped a 50% tax on bookmakers, lottery companies and sports betting sites. Mr Abisai is however lucky, the taxation comes into effect next year.The father of one daughter works for a Chinese company and speaks fluent Mandarin. He has not decided whether he will quit his job.However, he did say that top on his list of priorities is buying a car and investing in real estate.last_img read more

Dominica participates in Toastmasters International’s Speech Contests

first_img Share Tweet 195 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica participates in Toastmasters International’s Speech Contests by: – October 18, 2014 Sharing is caring! Roseau, Dominica – October 18th 2014– Dominica is to be represented at this year’s Evaluation and Humorous Speaking contests, to be held during the Toastmasters International District 81 Conference in St. Lucia from October 17-19, 2014, by members of the local Toastmasters International Club; Nature Isle Toastmasters. The actual speech contests takes place on the night of Saturday October 18, 2014.The representative for the Humorous Speaking contest is Matilda Popo, who won the Territory Contest in this category. Matilda Popo is a dynamic and energetic toastmaster who brings a new dimension to public speaking through her skillful and effective incorporation of humor in her presentations. In this contest, the speech must be a thematic in nature with vocal variety, gestures, and speech content all playing a part in its success.Dorothy JnoBaptiste will be the representative for the Evaluation contest, who won locally through her skillful usage of the evaluation techniques taught by Toastmasters International. She is an individual who has always had a keen eye for detail whenever delivering on a leadership role. The Evaluation Contest features a 2 to 3 minute evaluation of a target speaker’s speech. The contestants are to listen to and evaluate it; subsequently delivering their oral evaluation of that target speech. The second and third place runners up in Territory contests for the respective categories were the following:Humorous Speaking Contest: 2nd Place – Brenton Hilaire & 3rd Place – Velda WadeEvaluation Contest: 2nd Place – Brenton Hilaire & 3rd Place – Irwani SimonSpeech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. The competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels.The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC), the first Toastmasters Club established in the Commonwealth of Dominica in June 2013, is a member Club of the Toastmasters International organization. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that provides opportunities for development and application of effective communication and leadership skills through a series of organized self-paced basic and advanced projects, with the ultimate goal of self-development.NITC meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, at the Bath Estate Campus of the Dominica State College, at 6:00pm.last_img read more

Winners Announced for the ‘CST University Publication Award 2012’

first_imgComputer Simulation Technology (CST), announced the winners of the CST University Publication Award 2012. The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for work related to 3D EM field simulation applications. The winners are awarded extensions and upgrades to their CST STUDIO SUITE® installations to recognize the importance of their work and to promote further research. Submissions were evaluated on a number of criteria, including originality of application and theory, clarity of presentation, and the skilful usage of CST software. There is also a special award given for short papers of four pages or less, to acknowledge the importance of short conference papers in promoting practical applications of simulation. “CST’s University Publication Award has proven very popular among our customers and continues to attract papers illustrating the numerous application areas of CST STUDIO SUITE”, said Dr. Martin Timm, Marketing Director, CST. “This is the ninth time we have given out this award, and the quality of the publications was outstanding. Selecting the winning entries was not easy. We would like to thank everyone who contributed and hope to welcome an even larger number of participants in 2013.” The following papers have been selected to receive the CST University Publication Award 2012: –          “Beamforming by Left-Handed Extraordinary Transmission Metamaterial Bi- and Plano-Concave Lens at Millimeter-Waves”; Miguel Navarro-Cía, Miguel Beruete, Igor Campillo, and Mario Sorolla Ayza,; IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 59, no. 6, 21. Apr. 2011, pp 2141 – 2151   –          “Effects of shape and loading of optical nanoantennas on their sensitivity and radiation properties”; Yang Zhao, Nader Engheta, and Andrea Alù; Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 28, No. 5, 27 Apr. 2011, pp 1266-1274 –          “Design of a Broadband All-Textile Slotted PIFA”; Ping Jack Soh, Guy A. E Vandenbosch, Soo Liam Ooi, and Nurul Husna Mohd Rais; IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, VOL. 60, NO. 1, 05. Jan 2012, pp 379-384 Short paper awards 2012: –          “Micromachined 300-GHz SU-8-Based Slotted Waveguide Antenna”; Yi Wang, Member, IEEE, Maolong Ke, Michael J. Lancaster, Senior Member, IEEE, and Jian Chen; IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, VOL. 10, 2011, pp. 573-576, 31. May. 2011 –          “Ultraconfined Interlaced Plasmons”; Tiago A. Morgado, João S. Marcos, Mário G. Silveirinha, and Stanislav I. Maslovski; Physical Review Letters,  Vol 107, 063903,  05. Aug. 2011, pp 1 – 4   More information about CST’s university program, the winners of the previous University Publication Awards and the upcoming award for 2013 can be found on the CST corporate website at http://www.cst.com/last_img read more

Alab Pilipinas torches Macau’s Zhuhai in ASEAN league

first_imgThe Philippines continued its domination in the second half with Balkman, Alvano and Paolo Javelona conniving on offense for its largest lead at 86-60 on a conversion by Lawrence Domingo.With head coach Jimmy Alapag opting to go with his reserve players in the fourth period, the visiting Wolf Warriors was able to come to as close as 10 markers but was not enough to turn things around.Chen Cai and Mike Bell led the way with 20 points apiece, while Mike Taylor added 19 points for the Wolf Warriors, which dropped to last place in the standings with 1-9 win-loss card.Eddy Curry, who previously played for New York Knicks in the NBA, tallied 14 points and eight rebounds for the Macau-based team./PN Ethan Alvano had his best game for San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in their 105-95 win over Macau’s Zhuhai Wolf Warriors. ABS-CBN MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas stretched its winning run in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League after taking down Macau’s Zhuhai Wolf Warriors, 105-95, on Sunday night at the Hoopsdome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.Renaldo Balkman led the way with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals, while Filipino-American Ethan Alvano sizzled with 21 markers for the defending champions.Joshua Urbiztondo tallied 19 markers, including six three-point conversions, while Bobby Ray Parks Jr. chipped in 12 markers for the Alab Pilipinas, which improved to 5-0 win-loss slate.Holding to a slim 25-22 lead at the end of the first period, Alab Pilipinas created distance from Wolf Warriors in the second period with Urbiztondo unloading 10 points for a 59-42 halftime advantage.last_img read more

Browns Coach Hue Jackson Speaks of the Move to Replace DC Ray Horton with Gregg Williams

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsGregg WilliamsHue JacksonRay Horton Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img When news broke Friday about the Browns making a change at the defensive coordinator spot, many were surprised by it as Ray Horton was removed for the second time with the organization from the position.The team has brought in Gregg Williams to be the teams’ new leader of the defense, and Sunday coach Hue Jackson spoke to the media about the move.“This is really about my vision. It is about what I am trying to create here in Cleveland and how I see it and what I think it is going to take for us to get there,” Jackson said. “This isn’t just Ray. I know it looks like that. I know it looks like he gets caught up in it and however you guys want to say that, but it is not about that. It is bigger to me than that.”The Browns defense ranked 31st overall this season, allowing 392.4 yards per game. They were 30th in the league allowing 28.3 points per game, numbers that are not going to win many games for any franchise. Jackson was asked if Horton was basically the scapegoat for a team that won just one game this season, more so since no other coach has yet to be let go.“I am disappointed that everybody is making it that way. If anybody, the finger is pointed back at me,” Jackson said. “It is not pointed at Ray. At the end of the day, the whole buck stops with me. I get it. I know what it looks like and what the perception is, but that is not what it is. This is my decision. This is through my time of thinking through what I think is going to be best for us moving forward for our football team and where I want to take it and what I thought we needed to do to get there.”Williams joins the Browns after being the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive coordinator, but after head coach Jeff Fisher was let go during the season, he along with other Rams coaches were allowed to move on from the team.The 58-year-old is probably best known for his involvement with “Bountygate,” as the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, he was accused of putting bounties on opposing players during his time there.He brings an attacking style of defense to a Browns team that simply couldn’t match up with other offenses in 2016.“His system gives us a chance, and what he has done is adapt many different schemes that he has been a part of and that he knows to the talent that is there,” Jackson said “We all know we are going to have an opportunity to improve our football team as we move forward through free agency and the draft, and I think that is very important. He is going to bring us the type of defense that I am looking for as we move forward here.”Jackson did speak about “Bountygate,” and he said he and Williams have spoken about it to make sure that those types of illegal issues don’t come to the Browns culture.“Oh, we have had conversations about it, but I think that is behind him,” Jackson said. “Obviously, he has already paid the price for that. I think that is behind him as well. We will not be having a Bountygate situation in Cleveland. We are here to try to do the best job we can of winning football games and putting the best football team that we can out on the football field.”For now, Jackson didn’t give a final answer on if any other changes were coming to the staff in anyway.“I am still looking at everything to be very honest with you. I am not done [evaluating],” Jackson said.“This is a thorough evaluation of our staff. I am going to do this brick by brick in how we have to do this and put this thing together.” last_img read more

Japan, Samoa put quarterfinal aspirations on the line

first_img Brave Blossoms, Eddie Jones, Japan, 2015 Rugby World Cup, Samoa Samoa and Japan, ranked 11th and 12th in the world, respectively, have four points from two matches in Pool B, three behind South Africa and six behind the Scots. Defeat for either in Milton Keynes will deal a major blow to their chances of reaching the knockout stage.Both sides are feeling the pressure.“Our backs are against the wall now and it will be all hands on deck for this game against Japan,” Samoa coach Stephen Betham said.The Samoans kept it tight against South Africa for 15 minutes but their heads dropped after JP Pietersen’s interception try, the first of three for the Springbok winger in a 46-6 rout.“We’re treating it like a World Cup final in our eyes. Japan are not to be taken likely,” said Samoa center George Pisi, whose brother Tusu Pisi needs 17 points to overtake Earl Va’a (174) as Samoa’s highest-scoring test player.Samoa has made five changes to the line-up that started against South Africa, with Johnny Leota, Tusi Pisi, Fafili Levave, Kane Thompson and Ole Avei coming in.Lock Thompson has served his two-match ban for striking Saia Fainga’a in Samoa’s match against the Barbarians in late August.Japan appeared jaded in the second half of its 45-10 defeat by Scotland. Coach Eddie Jones refused to blame fatigue for the loss, but will not be unhappy that it has now had time to recover after its hectic start to the tournament.While Japan is braced for a physical battle with the combative Samoans, the Brave Blossoms believe they have the attacking threat to put points on the board.Jones has made five changes to the team that lost to Scotland.Kensuke Hatakeyama replaces Hiroshi Yamashita at tighthead prop, lock Hitoshi Ono is in for Justin Ives while Kosei Ono comes in at flyhalf, with Harumichi Tatekawa moving to inside center.Kotaro Matsushima switches wings to accommodate Akihito Yamada at the expense of Kenki Fukuoka.Teams:Samoa: 1-Sakaria Taulafo, 2-Ole Avei, 3-Census Johnston, 4-Teofilo Paulo, 5-Kane Thompson, 6-Ofisa Treviranus (captain), 7-TJ Ioane, 8-Faifili Levave; 9-Kahn Fotuali’i, 10-Tusi Pisi, 11-Alesana Tuilagi, 12-Johnny Leota, 13-Paul Perez, 14-Ken Pisi 15-Tim Nanai-WilliamsReplacements: 16-Motu Matu’u, 17-Viliamu Afatia, 18-Anthony Perenise, 19-Jack Lam, 20-Vavae Tuilagi, 21-Vavao Afemai, 22-Mike Stanley, 23-Rey Lee-LoJapan: 1-Keita Inagaki, 2-Shota Horie, 3-Kensuke Hatakeyama, 4-Luke Thompson, 5-Hitoshi Ono, 6-Michael Leitch (captain), 7-Michael Broadhurst, 8-Ryu Koliniasi Holani, 9-Fumiaki Tanaka, 10-Kosei Ono, 11-Kotaro Matsushima, 12-Harumichi Tatekawa, 13-Male Sau, 14-Akihito Yamada, 15-Ayumu GoromaruReplacements: 16-Takeshi Kizu, 17-Masataka Mikami, 18-Hiroshi Yamashita, 19-Justin Ives, 20-Amanaki Mafi, 21-Hendrik Tui, 22-Atsushi Hiwasa, 23-Karne Hesketh GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDScenter_img LONDON – After opening Rugby World Cup victories, Japan and Samoa were given reality checks in defeat last time out and their quarter-final hopes will be on the line when they meet in Milton Keynes on Saturday.Japan’s euphoria at stunning South Africa was checked when it went down to Scotland four days later, while Samoa saw off the United States only to then feel the full force of a Springboks backlash. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Coronavirus Outbreak: Local Retail Stores Trying To Keep Products On Shelves

first_imgHealth officials say vigorously washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is an effective way of cleaning your hands and reducing your chances of becoming ill. In a similar email, Wal-Mart said that store workers would clean surfaces like checklanes and touchscreens every 30 minutes. Stores are also limiting certain items. With the threat of COVID-19 looming, Alaskans are on high alert. As of Thursday, one case had been confirmed in the state, with many more positive tests expected to come, according to a press release from Governor Dunleavy on Thursday. Many stores in our local area are reporting shortages of disinfectants and paper products. Stores are also placing limits on the number of certain items customers can buy. In an email to customers, Kroger, Fred Meyer, leaders said they were working to restock items quickly, while cleaning and sanitizing surfaces inside their stores. “Everybody stocks up to feel like they have enough toilet paper, goods to last the entire pandemic.” said a Walgreens associate to KSRM News on Thursday night. “It’s kind of a nightmare.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享If you’re looking to snag a bottle of hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes on the Kenai Peninsula, you may soon be out of luck. Customers at nearly every major retail store on the Kenai Peninsula, and statewide, have stood wide-eyed among emptied shelves, trying to find the remaining items on their grocery lists. Photo courtesy of Homer Communications Facebook Pagelast_img read more

Ole Miss picked to finish fifth in SEC West

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:d191b79d6b86f3075489d490 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-77822-4358570842001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks the sideline in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks the sideline in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)HOOVER, Ala. – Ole Miss was picked to finish fifth in the SEC West in the annual media voting at the conference’s media days.The Rebels received three first-place votes, but Alabama was selected to win the West with 92.Oddly enough, media was divided for the first time in the poll’s 23-year history on the league’s divisional champion and conference champion.Auburn was picked to win the 2015 SEC Championship with 96 votes. Alabama was second with 80.Ten schools received at least one vote to win the conference championship. Ole Miss received three votes.Contact Riley Blevins at rblevins@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.last_img read more

Platinum Auto Show to excite today

first_imgSOME of Guyana’s best cars, bikes and other fashionable vehicles are expected to be on show today at the Platinum Auto Expo, as organisers are anticipating a huge turnout at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC), Thomas Lands.The Expo, which has been absent from the list of entertainments for some time, is anticipated to see intense rivalry among competitors in all 27 categories.Organiser Mahendra Boodhoo, speaking recently, said the event is expected to attract some of the best vehicles in terms of glitz and glamour, while those with the fancy lights, shining rims and cleanest sound system will all have the opportunity to win prizes.Boodhoo, a former racer and president of the GMR&SC noted that the occasion is one where families can come out and enjoy a day of fun. The occasion also presents an opportunity for those with a deep appreciation for excellent-looking vehicles and those who just love to compete in such competitions.He added that the Expo is open to all and over $1M in cash prizes and trophies will be up for grabs for winners in the respective categories.Boodhoo said competitors are currently working feverishly to excite the fans with their thorough preparations.Among the categories to be contested are: Best Antique bike, Mini Extreme Face Out Cars, Best Rims, Best Graphic Bus and Car, Cleanest SUV, Best Technician, Biggest Bike.Additionally, Boodhoo disclosed that fans will be entertained throughout the day with displays set to commence at 14:00hrs, while gates will be open from 12:00hrs.Patrons wishing to buy tickets in advance will pay $1500.A star-studded line-up of local entertainment talent will grace the stage including Granny Ivelaw, Chiney Man and Chow Pow. Interested persons can contact the organisers on 617-2651 or 627-2369.Some of the sponsors on board are: A. Ali & Sons, GT Motorsports, STAG Beer, Caribbean Motor Spares and Ramchand Auto Spares.last_img read more

Fulham, Watford and West Ham in race for Frenchman, ‘in contact’…

first_imgTwo reports from the Italian press link the same Premier League clubs to Sampdoria’s Gregorie Defrel today. Both Tuttosport and Tutto Mercato Web claim that Fulham, Watford and West Ham could be signing the player in the January window.Starting with Tuttosport, they say that Sampdoria don’t plan to sell Defrel in the winter market, but that would change in case he asks to leave the club.They say the striker is wanted by Atalanta, but the Cottagers, Hornets and Hammers also get a mention due to the recent rumours.Embed from Getty ImagesThen website Tutto Mercato Web comes up with a story claiming that Atalanta still depend on a departure to go after the striker.It’s a different situation with the Premier League sides, who have been ‘in contact’ with Sampdoria.TMW names the three same English clubs, and points out that Fulham are indeed in the race, despite Claudio Ranieri suggesting otherwise.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more