first_img0Shares0000FKF boss, Sam Nyamweya (right) receives his nomination certificate from FKF Electoral Board member, Prof. Edwin Wamukoya, in Nairobi on November 25, 2015. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, December 3- For the second day running, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have cried Wolf! to the independent Electoral Board; this time calling for the polls exercise that is slated to start Friday at sub-branch level to be postponed.Nevertheless, candidates vying to unseat incumbent Sam Nyamweya at the December 14 National Elections reached by Capital Sport by press time accused the federation of playing Russian roulette with the exercise and vowing to press on with the elections. In a letter addressed to Board chairman, Donald Kipkorir, signed by FKF chief executive, Michael Esakwa, Thursday, the federation is also demanding for the elections body organising body’s secretary, Irene Tindi, to step down from her position.On Wednesday, Nyamweya, asked Kipkorir to allow delegates and clubs from North Eastern Branch to be allowed to take part in the exercise after allegedly being omitted to the list.READ Nyamweya cries foul over NE plot“We have received numerous and valid complaints from members of FKF,” the letter that outlined the grievances about the list of clubs and delegates published on the electoral board website on Thursday started.FKF are aggrieved about omission of teams that genuinely participated in the leagues run by the governing body, addition of ‘ghost’ teams that do not qualify to participate in elections, missing delegates and removal of genuine delegates.Tampering with the list of delegates and clubs provided by the FKF secretariat, defiance by a section of the board members on decisions reached and agreed by the body and advancing of partisan and sectoral interests round off the grievances list.“In the view of the foregoing, I have been directed by the National Executive Committee to write to you and the board as follows; that the elections be put on hold until complaints arising from the list are resolved.“That the Board Secretary steps down from her position as she had irredeemably compromised. That the Board reverts to the list published by FKF on its website and forwarded to the Electoral Board,” Esakwa wrote on.While calling for the list on the board’s website ‘unacceptable’ the federation maintained they ‘shall not be party to a flawed process’.-No postponement-Presidential candidate, Ambrose Rachier, walks after launching his bid for the top office. PHOTO/File“We have come a very long way. You cannot postpone an elections, Arrangements have been made, for example Team Change have people across the country.“It’s true there are some issues in about four branches and these can be referred to the Board. If you have an issue, you can adress it with the board. The FKF is trying not to have elections because they will remain in office,” Nick Mwenda, a presidential aspirant and chairman of Kariobangi Sharks told Capital Sport.“I appeal to everybody to go to elections. There is not any elections that does not have issues and you cannot stop the election on the eve. They are the ones causing these issues before they did not raise them earlier. They are the problem since they did not do their job,” he held.Sport Pesa Premier League and Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier dismissed the letter as an attempt by the federation to referee a process they are taking part in.“The Board should serve the Annual General Meeting that appointed them. The chairman was appointed by Sam Nyamweya and for a process to be seen as credible, we cannot continue postponing the elections.“It is too late to postpone the exercise and the Board should address all grievances but not until one party is satisfied, it should apply to all. Whether they conduct a flawed process or not, it is the Board that will be accountable,” Rachier stressed.Last week, Nyamweya announced the elections would be held in Kakamega before Tindi insisted the national polls will be conducted in Nairobi in what was read as another effort to shift goal posts by an administration keen on clinging on to power by all means.“The Board should be allowed to operate independently. We all accepted to be involved with them in charge of the elections, not FKF,” Rachier added.Nyamweya who secured his first term on October 28, 2011 is seeking what he call his last term and prior to complaining to the board, had expressed confidence he would win by a ‘landslide’.However, the incumbent has been accused of trying to arm-twist the Board and the latest development of calling for the exercise to be called off will be deemed as signs he has failed in having the playing field slanted in his failure among his critics.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFormer Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp has told talkSPORT signing Mario Balotelli would give the Reds a “completely new dimension” in attack, but also admits it has the potential to be a complete disaster for the club.The Italian forward has reportedly flown to England to complete a medical with the Merseyside outfit, who are said to have agreed a £16million deal with AC Milan for the 24-year-old’s services.Balotelli is renowned as much for his brutal goalscoring ability as his erratic behaviour on and off the pitch, with fellow former Reds stars Emile Heskey and Steve Nicol warning the club against landing the forward due to previously disruptive behaviour.And while Redknapp agrees that signing Balotelli represents a huge gamble for manager Brendan Rodgers, he also believes the striker will prove a brilliant addition if he buys into the side’s team ethic.“It’s amazing signing for Liverpool, though I can’t quite believe the club have gone down that route,” the former midfielder told Drivetime.“It’s a huge gamble for Brendan Rodgers to make, a player like Balotelli could upset what he’s worked so hard to build at the club.“With Luis Suarez, he was undoubtedly a genius and yes he was flawed, but he would always give 100 per cent on the pitch.“My worry with Mario is that, while he has that genius in him, he sometimes just looks disinterested and you can’t be like that, especially at a club like Liverpool where the fans demand 100 per cent from every player every week.“He’s going to have to dig in, work extremely hard, and will have to win the fans over and show straight away that he’s willing to be a another member of their team.“If he does that it will be brilliant for Liverpool, but if he doesn’t it will be a disaster.“In the past he hasn’t worked hard enough in certain games, but then at other times we’ve seen him terrorise teams.“Balotelli has so much ability. He can score free-kicks, crack in goals from 25 yards and will give Liverpool a completely new dimension, but he’s got to work hard.“People have said he’s not the best trainer, even Adel Taraabt [who spent last season on loan at AC Milan] said ‘if you think I’m bad, you should see Balotelli’, and that’s very worrying.“He’s got to hit the ground running and get his act together when he moves to Liverpool. Their team work ethic is amazing and if he doesn’t work as a hard as everyone else the Liverpool fans won’t suffer it.“He’s got to put the work rate in, that’s the most important thing and if he does that he will be a great signing for them.”last_img read more

first_imgDavid James believes Manuel Pellegrini is destined for the exit door at Manchester City – and claims Jurgen Klopp could the ideal man to replace him.The Chilean led City to the Premier League title and Capital One Cup glory last season, but his second term at the helm has been a huge disappointment.James claims the former Malaga boss can have no complaints if he is discarded and reckons Klopp, who has confirmed he will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, could be the frontrunner for the job with reported top target Pep Guardiola unlikely to leave Bayern Munich.“The problems Man City have had, the games they have been losing and the goals they have been conceding, there seems to be a common theme throughout the side,” said the former City goalkeeper, speaking to Hawksbee and Jacobs.“Midfield players not tracking back and conceding goals – Hull was a prime example – and the fact that these are recurring themes in matches, you would think there is something missing on the training field to counteract that problem.“It has been a poor season and I don’t think he [Pellegrini] is going to be there next year. If Jurgen Klopp is available, he is your experienced man to take the job, you could argue.“A lot of people would argue Pep Guardiola would be the ideal replacement, but it is difficult to see him leaving his position at the moment.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The title is a nod to the influential Jacob Riis book of photography published in 1890, “How the Other Half Lives,” about tenement life on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Vergara, also a New Yorker, filled his book with photos of churches in unlikely places: a former car dealership, a shut-down Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, a former furniture store. Many still have iron bars and metal gates that had been used to protect merchandise inside. A few of the congregations are located in houses of worship that once served another faith. A Jewish synagogue in a destitute section of Brooklyn has become a Latino church called La Sinagoga. Stars of David still adorn the facade and sanctuary. Inside, the churches were often decorated with paintings by congregants, or items they found in vacant churches or bought cheaply in local stores. Hanging on the walls of one church was contact paper from a home supply store with a pattern that worshippers said reminded them of stained glass. As compelling as the buildings are, Vergara said he was struck even more by the devastation that surrounded them. He once saw a body being pulled from an abandoned building near La Sinagoga. In Camden, N.J., he photographed a brightly painted white church with a tall steeple – a former Ukrainian Catholic Church that became a Pentecostal congregation – which sits at the end of a row of crumbling houses with overgrown front lots and boarded-up windows. Vergara wrote that the church looked like it was from “another planet.” Amid this decay, many of the congregations thrived, providing aid to the poor and homeless, a social network for church members and a human presence in areas that had been all but abandoned. Vergara, a native of Chile who was raised Roman Catholic but is no longer active in the church, found a range of religious traditions in the neighborhoods. Among the congregations were affiliates of the Churches of God in Christ, a black Pentecostal denomination with a large membership nationwide; independent churches promoting hard-line traditional views of the Bible; and Spiritualist churches, which believe in communication with the dead. Many immigrant groups started their own congregations and churches generally were organized according to ethnicity or native country. Vergara was particularly fascinated by the pastors. He said many were retirees who “in the pecking order of society, weren’t really high up,” but had become revered within their own churches, he said. The startup congregations also gave worshippers a chance to play important roles they could not fill in larger, more established churches, he said. “In the little church, everybody is sort of a king,” Vergara said. “When there are 20 people or 30 people, it’s a lot easier to do than when you have 500.” Yet, this dynamic wasn’t always positive, he said. He remembered one pastor whose congregants so idolized him, they would rush to drape a coat over his shoulders as soon as he opened the door to step outside. Vergara also saw church leaders create intense pressure on worshippers to make large donations for new buildings. They would ask congregants to line up in the aisles according to how much money they gave; in one poor church, Vergara wondered whether the one person he saw standing in the $500 line was a ringer. He said some congregants even mortgaged their houses to contribute. “Oftentimes, the pastor couldn’t pay them back, so people would lose their homes,” he said. Still, Vergara found only a “minority” of ministers taking advantage of worshippers. “The general feeling I had was I was dealing with decent people who really cared for the folks around and who wanted to help,” he said. Despite his years of research on the congregations and the nearly 300-page book of photos and text, he believes he has only started looking into the significance of churches in poor communities. He hopes the book will inspire other researchers to build on what he started. “It’s amazing how much it tells you about the country,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Camilo Jose Vergara has spent the last three decades taking his camera to some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, documenting places few outsiders ever visit. Over the years, he noticed that urban areas emptied by blight were filling up with storefront churches. The pastors were cab drivers and retired steel and transit workers with little or no formal religious training, yet they took on an important role in their communities. Vergara, author of the book “The New American Ghetto,” saw these churches as part of the story he’s been trying to tell with his photography about the lives of the poor. After four years of Sundays spent in churches from the Bronx to Detroit to Los Angeles, he has published a book of photos called “How the Other Half Worships.” “The work I’ve been doing all of these years is for the country to come together,” said Vergara, recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” “If you get beyond what you know and you begin to get into other people’s lives, people who tend not to be in the media, the next time you find yourself there it becomes more meaningful.” last_img read more

first_imgJesse Lingard and Anthony Martial could both return from injury for Manchester United’s huge Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday.Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a positive update on the wingers, who were forced off with muscle injuries during the Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last week. 2 REVEALED BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “They’ve not been part of it yet but they’ve been doing some recovery work.“Anthony’s was a different muscle, so we think that he might be ready and hope that Jesse will.”Solskjaer knows all about games against Liverpool from his playing days and is ready for the game on Sunday, which is live on talkSPORT.“I’ve played in a few of these myself and I know the magnitude of it for the fans, for everyone who works here, the staff,” he said.“There has been many comments about, ‘this is the big one’ and ‘we’re looking forward to this one’.“Then it’s our job to be focusing and channelling all that energy into performance mode when we start the game on Sunday.“It’s not about emotions. I understand that emotion can be brought into it but we have to stay focused and controlled but with some fight in us as well.” United were comfortably beaten 3-1 at Anfield in December and that proved to be Jose Mourinho’s final match at the helm.The Portuguese was known for his mind games ahead of big matches, as was Solskjaer’s mentor Sir Alex Ferguson.Asked if this is something he bought into as a manager, the Norwegian said: “Nah. I don’t think Jurgen Klopp will read what I say.“I’m not going to read what he says or the players say. That’s further down the line I would think.“[Ferguson] would be welcome to have his talk to the players if he wanted to, the gaffer, because we know how much it meant for him to overtake Liverpool.“I think our players know what it means for everyone at Man United. No [plans for Ferguson to come in right now].” RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Man United stars Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial could both return 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow The pair were considered unlikely to be fit for the Liverpool game at Old Trafford, however they could provide a timely boost for United, who will bid to strengthen their grip on the top four and put a huge dent in their rivals’ title bid.“We’re looking OK,” Solskjaer said of the squad. “I hope Jesse will be OK. More hope and think that Anthony will be OK, but we’ve got two more days so they’ve got to get through these two sessions. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring against Liverpool MONEY no dice last_img read more

first_imgDavid James has come in for some pretty harsh comments from the judges during his first three weeks on Strictly Come Dancing – but it’s nothing the former goalkeeper isn’t used to.The 49-year-old encountered his fair share of criticism during his time between the sticks for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and many others.Instead of Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson, James now gets scrutinised by Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse on the hit TV show. “I have to say, when I first did a solo dance, just me and Nadia, I tried to approach the whole thing a bit like football. But it doesn’t work.“The whole day is so different, you’re in the studio for eight or nine hours before the actual live show goes on.“Whereas in football, you turn up two-and-a-half hours before the game. So the preparation for football just doesn’t work for television.“At the beginning, I was like, ‘What’s going to happen here?’ But the last couple of weeks, I’ve really enjoyed it, even though the judges say I don’t look like I’m enjoying it.“Not so much getting in the dance offs, though, it has to be said.” Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 1 stalemate “It’s a bit like football punditry,” he told talkSPORT. “If they just say non-descript words, I don’t get any real feedback. So I don’t mind them criticising me too much.“Obviously I’d prefer them to say nice things. But it gives me something constructive to work on for the following week.”James has plenty to work on after landing in the bottom two in week two and three – the first weeks the public were allowed to vote off a couple.He survived both dance offs to stay in the show for week four, however, beating Olympic rower James Cracknell and TV presented Anneka Rice in successive weeks.And while he may the bookmaker’s favourite to be eliminated this Sunday, James is still loving the ride.“I’m enjoying it so much, even though it’s so hard,” he added. “It’s really tough learning something you’ve never done before. latest on target targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship statement Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman David James has swapped his football boots for dancing shoes update Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti AFP Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS appointed Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta rookie error Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more last_img read more

first_imgThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) periodically audits the effectiveness of records management policies being implemented by both NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) and federal agencies.  In May 2015, the GAO issued an updated report on the progress of Records Management implementation.The GAO noted that many agencies are totally swamped with new sources of information that should be classified as records.  GAO auditors noted that “greater reliance on electronic communication and information technology systems has radically increased the volume and diversity of information that agencies must manage.”The GAO report found that, in general, most agencies are keeping pace with a set of directives regarding records management that were described in a 2012 White House directive.  Two primary goals of the 2012 directive are to be able to preserve all emails records by 2016 and to achieve a general agency-wide system of electronic records by 2019.  But there were certain categories of the directive where deadlines were missed.One element of the 2012 directive that is still missing is that NARA is to a have provided guidance to agencies on how to treat record metadata.  This is an important element in electronic record keeping because metadata needs to be properly captured and saved in order for later searches to be able to locate record data. The report said that “an effort by the Archives to move agencies toward greater automation failed to include the required metadata requirements in its guidance.  Without that the federal government may be hindered in its efforts to improve performance and promote openness and accountability through the reform of records management.”Another element that hasn’t been fully specified for federal agencies is cloud computing.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been designated to provide guidance to agencies for how to utilize the cloud and be able to store records off-premise, but the ONB not yet done that.  This, despite the fact that federal agencies are already spending more than $2 billion on cloud computing.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit When Twitterannounced last week that every public tweet since its inception in 2006 would be archived in the Library of Congress, many people were excited.  “The Twitter digital archive has extraordinary potential for research into our contemporary way of life,” says James Billington, Librarian of Congress. “Anyone who wants to understand how an ever-broadening public is using social media to engage in an ongoing debate regarding social and cultural issues will have need of this material.” Developing the Methods to Curate TwitterThere is little doubt that the opportunity for scholarship is immense – for cultural anthropologists, for historians of technology, and for academics in any number of fields. But some scholars are uncertain as to whether the resource will live up to the potential. With estimates of over 50 million tweets per day, the Library of Congress archives will contain a massive amount of data.“A MySQL dump from the Twitter database doesn’t make an archive,” says digital historian Tom Scheinfeldt. Scheinfeldt and other scholars agree that the move could be “tremendously useful,” it will only be so if the proper tools and methodology are developed.Scholars are faced with the challenge of designing and building the curatorial tools for evaluating the data in the Twitter archives.  But how will you be able to isolate a single conversation?  How can you isolate the social graph of those involved? What sorts of API will be developed, both for internal and for external research? And while addition of annotations to Twitter will likely help for tracking future tweets, similar tools still need to be devised for archived data.  Is There Commitment to Digital Scholarship? The donation of the Twitter archive seems like a great gesture. However, it remains to be seen if the preservation of social media information, including Twitter, will be a priority, both for the government and the technology industry.  Although the Library of Congress and the National Archives have been committed to digital archiving for a number of years, programs like the Digital Preservation Program, have been historically underfunded.As historian Scheinfeldt notes, the announcement of the Library of Congress’s acquisition of the Twitter archives is really just “the beginning of the story.” Scholars like Scheinfeldt hope to be an active voice in shaping how the rest of the story plays out. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… audrey watterscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Government#NYT#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgJive Software, the company that has been one of the leaders in collaboration software, has acquired OffiSync, the company that makes social media add-ons to Microsoft Outlook. You gotta love a company that starts out its corporate overview by saying “old business processes and technologies suck” right on its website.The idea is that you never need to leave Outlook to perform common tasks such as searching for a document, tagging it, putting some comments on it and then having it viewed by your work team for the next round of revisions. Here is an video explaining the new features.The service lets you collaborate on any Office documents, Google Docs-style, and effectively bridges Google and Microsoft’s office solutions, both on desktop and Web.Jive now competes squarely with companies like SocialText that offer socialized e-mail and collaboration medicine. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… david strom Tags:#enterprise#news last_img read more

first_imgReferences:The Value of Retail Dietitians – Today’s Dietitian Magazine. (2019). Retrieved 10 October 2019, from https://www.todaysdietitian.com/enewsletter/enews_0315_01.shtmlThe Supermarket RDN. (2019). Retrieved 10 October 2019, from https://www.eatrightpro.org/news-center/in-practice/dietetics-in-action/the-supermarket-rdnRetail RDs’ Impact on Public Health. (2019). Retrieved 10 October 2019, from https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/031115p40.shtmlHy-Vee. (2019). Retrieved 10 October 2019, from https://www.hy-vee.com/health/hy-vee-dietitians/default.aspxFoster, G., Karpyn, A., Wojtanowski, A., Davis, E., Weiss, S., & Brensinger, C. et al. (2014). Placement and promotion strategies to increase sales of healthier products in supermarkets in low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods: a randomized controlled trial. The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 99(6), 1359-1368. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.075572 By: Annabelle Shaffer, BS, Master’s candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignRegistered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) fulfill a variety of roles including clinical practice, public health, and community nutrition. A new role has emerged more recently that utilizes skill sets found in each of these practice areas, the supermarket RDN. Supermarket RDNs are found at retailers across the country, including HyVee, ShopRite, and H.E.B. With the ever-changing grocery landscape, supermarket RDNs give traditional grocers a leg up on the competition.¹The Role of a Supermarket RDNWhile some retail RDNs offer Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), most focus on promoting wellness and healthy eating to employees and the community. To encourage healthy eating, RDNs perform grocery store tours, label products nudging consumers towards making healthy choices, provide taste tests, and conduct in-store cooking classes.²,³ In addition to the tours and labeling, HyVee RDNs conduct in-store weight management classes, called Begin, along with health screenings.⁴Corporate Level RDNsAt the corporate level, dietitians are being tasked with non-traditional roles like marketing.² With social media growing, RDNs are frequently called on to create nutrition-related product campaigns on Instagram or other social media platforms. This can include recipe development and newsletter writing. These campaigns can increase traffic in stores and boost specific product sales.¹ Corporate level RDNs also develop educational programs for employees to increase consumer education at the point of sale and worksite wellness programs.¹The Skill Set of a Retail DietitianLike all RDNs, retail RDNs are required to complete an accredited bachelor’s degree program, internship, and national certification exam. Additionally, they need to be very personable and have knowledge of business and the food sales industry. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also recommends a foundation of clinical practice to prepare RDNs for all possible questions shoppers could pose.²What Makes a Retail Dietitian Valuable?While it is clear how a dietitian may be able to help the average shopper improve their health, it may be surprising to note that RDNs can also be a valuable asset to a grocery store’s bottom line. Grocery stores have minimal profit margins and a dietitian’s health services can bring shoppers into the store and help increase sales of targeted products.⁵ For example, at the grocery chain Hy-Vee, an RDN developed signage for the meat counter about the benefits of lean cuts of meat and sales of the preferred cuts significantly increased.² Aside from the benefit to customers, the potential for increased traffic and sales justify the hiring of RDNs at the supermarket and corporate levels.last_img read more