Two people killed, three others kidnapped in northern Nigeria

first_imgLebanese kidnapped in northern Nigeria UK says Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month killed, three others released FILE PHOTO: Soldiers and policemen walk past a burnt house during a visit to the village of Dalori, some 12 kilometres from Borno state capital Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents. (Photo credit STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)A British tourist and a Nigerian man were killed in an attack on a recreational resort in northern Nigeria.Police say a group of armed suspect stormed Kajuru Castle in Kajuru and started shooting indiscriminately.In addition to the two people who were killed, police say the attackers also kidnapped three others.Police say there has been no claim of responsibility for the incident and the kidnappers are yet to be identified.The British High Commission says it is engaging with the Nigerian authorities as an investigation into the incident is underway.Kidnappings are widespread in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted, mainly for ransom.Northern Nigeria is plagued by a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency as well as clashes between farmers and herders.Relatedcenter_img American, Canadian kidnapped in Nigeria, 2 police killed: Police officiallast_img read more

Report: Bristol City 0-0 Birmingham City

first_imgThe Blues have designs on finishing in the play-off places and did improve in the second period, but by that time they should really have been faced with a mountain to climb.Tomasz Kuszczak was in fine form in the visiting goal, but City will feel they should have had more than a point to show for their efforts on a day when MK Dons did not play and Rotherham United were well beaten.City’s interim management duo of John Pemberton and Wade Elliott handed debuts to two more new arrivals after Ben Gladwin and Alex Pearce featured at Leeds United last time out.Now back on home territory, Gladwin and Pearce would have to settle for places on the bench as Lee Tomlin and Scott Golbourne were given starting berths – for Golbourne a second debut, having begun his career at Ashton Gate more than ten years ago.Tomlin would start the game from the left flank with Luke Freeman on the right and Bobby Reid in a ‘number ten’ role behind Jonathan Kodjia, matching up with Birmingham’s 4-2-3-1 formation.It was a formula that looked to be working right from the very first minute as City stormed out of the traps.Marlon Pack connected sweetly with a difficult bouncing ball to force Kuszczak into a first notable save inside 30 seconds, before Tomlin showed his class to kill the ball in one touch and feed a low pass into the box left by Reid and fired wide by Kodjia.Pack was involved again in less familiar fashion when he traded passes with the returning Mark Little and surged towards the byeline, before pulling a brilliant low ball across the box that unfortunately none of his team-mates anticipated.The City midfielder was looking in the mood and soon met Freeman’s cushioned volley from the touchline with a dipping half-volley that Kuszczak needed two attempts to gather.Birmingham had come into the game on the back of two impressive 3-0 wins against fellow promotion chasers Derby County and Ipswich Town, but seemingly had no answer to City’s high-tempo approach.The home side’s obvious confidence was summed up by Reid’s ambitious volley from 30 yards that sailed wide, while the City fans roared their team on, suitably encouraged by the opening exchanges.Top scorer Kodjia was leading the line and warmed the gloves of Kuszczak on 17 minutes. The obvious tactic from defender Michael Morrison was to stop the Frenchman turning inside as he raided down the left, so Kodjia went straight for goal in trying to catch out the former Manchester United keeper at his near post.The only thing missing from a dominant display was a goal to show for it – not for the first time this season.But it was not for the want of trying and City continued to press. Tomlin shaped a curling shot just beyond the far post before Freeman played a one-two with Reid and hit a low drive too close to Kuszczak from 20 yards.Birmingham were always likely to come into the game and had their first glimpse of an opening shut down by Nathan Baker in typically uncompromising fashion.Lured in by a heavy touch from Jon Toral, the Aston Villa loanee left nothing to chance and went straight through the midfielder to earn the first yellow card midway through the first half.Toral had just managed to prod the ball through to Clayton Donaldson, who might have had the opportunity to score had he not been so quick to call for Baker to be punished.Spanish midfielder Toral is Blues’ chief creator, but his afternoon would not last much longer as he hobbled off to be replaced by Jacques Maghoma before the interval.But it was an isolated breather for the visiting backline, as Kodjia and Tomlin soon resumed their quest to make the breakthrough.Kodjia should have done better from Reid’s left-wing cross with a header that did take a deflection on its way over, but never looked like a clean connection from only six yards out.Tomlin then tried another curler looking for the bottom corner this time blocked, before a left-footed strike cannoned against a defender and threatened to wrong-foot Kuszczak who held his ground.With four added minutes to prolong City’s dominance, there was still time for Tomlin to turn Paul Caddis inside and out, prompting the defender to leave a leg hanging and the attacker to go down.But with the crowd expectant, Rob Lewis opted to book Tomlin for a dive, ensuring the half-time whistle that followed was initially greeted by jeers for the referee before City were applauded off.There was no immediate change in the pattern of play after the restart. Tomlin showed a combination of close control and brute force to leave two defenders in his wake before looking the other way as he played the ball through for Kodjia.This time Kuszczak was ironically beaten only for the offside flag to maintain the deadlock.There was no doubt Gary Rowett would have delivered some strong words to his side at the break, and Birmingham did improve as the second half wore on.City would have to survive a goalmouth scramble after Maghoma waited too long to shoot, before left-back Jonathan Grounds produced a cross that flashed across the six-yard box but just beyond the stretching Donaldson.Rowett gave £1.5m signing Diego Fabbrini half an hour to impress, having snapped up the Italian midfielder from Watford in the week, prompting his side to enjoy much more possession.Pemberton counteracted that by introducing Wes Burns for the tiring Tomlin to give the visitors something to think about on the break.Kuszczak may have been busy at one end but Richard O’Donnell had been a virtual spectator at the other, making his flying save to keep out Maghoma on minutes all the more impressive.The winger vacated his touchline to pick up possession and jinked his way across the edge of the box before shooting towards the top corner, forcing O’Donnell to stick out a left hand and make an excellent stop.O’Donnell would need to make a more routine save from Donaldson down by his near post before Burns began to get increasingly involved.The Welshman appeared to get there first before being upended by the last defender from one City attack, but Birmingham escaped as the ball ran through to Kuszczak, while Burns found a promising position on the right flank from a pass by Pack only to send his cross straight out of play.Fellow replacements Aaron Wilbraham and Kieran Agard both had chances late on, notably an Agard header from a brilliant Freeman cross that just skimmed off his hairline, but the goal City’s attacking play merited would not come.last_img read more

Question About a Soccer Jersey

first_img 0 Watchman Location:Polska/Poland SportsLogos.Net They are currently supplied by Puma. Where it says Monterrey is where the sponsor logo would be, I believe Nike made that style jersey. It’s a fake. 22,644 Share this post Share on other sites Followers 0 Posted November 11, 2014 232 posts DatsyukianDekes6 0 five boroughs, one City. Sports Logo News Share this post Share this post 11 Gothamite I would never wear that. Says BIMBO on the front……. that’s a huge no. 5,026 DatsyukianDekes6 0 Sports Logo News Members 22,252 posts Followers 0 11 pepis21 Sign in to follow this   0 Posted November 11, 2014 Share this post Gothamite By DatsyukianDekes6, November 11, 2014 in Sports Logo News 6 Posted November 11, 2014 DatsyukianDekes6 Link to post 5,026 11 Members Posted November 11, 2014 22,644 Posted November 11, 2014 11 Share on other sites Members pepis21 Members Link to post Link to post 11 Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites Share on other sites 22,644 Forums Home 6 Link to post And that the comment has absolutely nothing to do with the question at hand?I wish I could tell you more about the jersey, but I don’t know anything about the Mexican league. Location:San Antonio, Texas Sports Logos Share this post MJWalker45 It could be non brand club replica jersey (something like NFL Pro Line collection). By the way, what is write on tag? 1,624 Sports Logos Share on other sites 6 Question About a Soccer Jersey Banned Question About a Soccer Jersey Grand Pooba of Walksylvania This topic is now closed to further replies. SportsLogos.Net I’m not sure if this is the right category for this, but here goes nothing. I found this CF Monterrey jersey in a thrift store and picked it up for like $3. Is it a replica, or is it an official jersey? I don’t have much soccer jersey knowledge (check my username and picture) so I was just wondering if anyone may know anything about this. Any information I can get on this jersey would be great!!! Thanks. Link to post Sign in to follow this   Forums Home 1,624 Watchman MJWalker45 Share this post Members 0 DatsyukianDekes6 178 posts Posted November 11, 2014 232 posts I would never wear that. Says BIMBO on the front……. that’s a huge no.You do realize it’s a Mexican bread company, right? Share on other sites 5,026 1,624 Link to post Recommended Posts 0 All Activity All Activity 53,285 posts 1,947 posts 11 Question About a Soccer Jerseylast_img read more

What’s up with Beckham’s soccer stadium?

first_imgDelays plague stadium for MLS TeamCaribbean-American soccer enthusiasts are again concerned if the anticipated Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium to be built by English soccer star David Beckham in South Florida will be a reality.“We can’t get information on what is holding up commencement,” says West-Kendall soccer coach, Richard Bramwell, who led a grassroots campaign last year for the county to support the plan. “There’s significant potential from soccer as an organized sport in South Florida. The presence of the MLS team and the soccer stadium would be added incentive in seeing this potential realized.”In February, 2014, there was elation among soccer fans when Beckham, MLS officials, Miami-Dade and Miami officials jointly announced Beckham received approval to bring an MLS team to Miami.Since then, the Beckham Group, has experienced several delays in securing an appropriate stadium site. Last year after planning to build the stadium in conjunction with the Miami-Dade School District on lands close to the Florida Marlins Park in Miami, those plans were shelved to build the stadium on a 9-acre site in Overtown, based on agreements reached with Miami-Dade County.Attempts to obtain information from the Beckham Group as to the delay in commencing the building of the stadium have been fruitless. County officials said the work will commence soon, without offering a time frame for “soon.”However, according to reports the holdup is a result of the Beckham Group’s delay in agreeing to the county’s proposals in exchange for a parcel of three acres of land owned by the county to be included in the nine acres to build the stadium.The county’s proposal seeks the Beckham Groups commitment to paying market value for the land, employing local residents at the stadium, paying fines if these hiring targets are not met, benefits for stadium workers, and a package of benefits to boost Overtown’s economy. The county proposals also include a $1 million fine if the stadium isn’t built.David Beckham announces plans to bring MLS team toThe reports stipulate the proposed community-benefit package is the issue creating the delay in the agreement being finalized.“This is very frustrating,” said Bramwell. “I’m not privy to the issues that are delaying the building of the stadium, but hundreds of soccer enthusiasts, youth and adults, who are motivated by playing soccer are anticipating the MLS soccer in Miami. There’s significant gains and potential from soccer as an organized sport in South Florida. The presence of the MLS team and the soccer stadium would be added incentive in seeing this potential realized. Players and fans have been tantalized by this proposed MLS team and stadium for over two years. Either the stadium is going to be built and be a major boost to soccer in the region, or the plans are scrapped and let soccer fans and players deal with alternative reality.”last_img read more

Mascherano injured his knee as well as suffering concussion

first_img However, he returned to start the cup final at right-back, only to suffer more bad luck with the game barely underway.  Upd. at 10:55 Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano injured his knee as well as his head against Alaves in the Copa del Rey final.  Mascherano had previously missed the final two games of the season with a thigh muscle problem.  Supporters of the Catalan club will hope it’s not the last they see of him and that he’s back in action again after the summer. IN SPORT.ES CESTcenter_img Barça have since confirmed: “Mascherano has suffered a cut to his head which needed stitches, concussion and an injury to his right knee which will require further tests.” 28/05/2017 Mascherano sufre también una lesión en la rodilla derecha SPORT.ES The Argentine was taken off on a stretcher after an 11th minute clash of heads with Marcos Llorente. last_img read more

Suspicious car at Tynong North

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Pakenham police were called to a suspicious car in Tynong north where they located a small quantity of meth about…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Name Team To Face Kildare

first_imgGalway Manager Kevin Walsh has named his team to face Kildare in the Super 8’s on Sunday Next. There is enforced change with Peter Cooke coming in for the injured Paul Conroy. The Galway team is1. Ruairi Lavelle2. Declan Kyne3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh4. Eoghan Kerin5. Cathal Sweeney6. Gareth Bradshaw7. Johnny Heaney8. Peter Cooke9. Thomas Flynn10. Michael Daly11. Shane Walsh12. Seán Kelly13. Ian Burke14. Damien Comer15. Eamonn Branniganprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Marshfield Middle School girls swim team fourth at conference meet

first_imgTigers’ 200 medley relay team wins titleBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — The Marshfield Middle School girls swim team finished fourth at the 10-team Wisconsin Valley Conference Meet at Horace Mann Middle School on Oct. 7.Marshfield totaled 136 points, 37 behind Horace Mann. D.C. Everest won the team title with 273 points, only three ahead of Stevens Point.Marshfield’s 200-yard medley relay team of Faith Risa, Tara Kracht, Courtney Donahue, and Mya Bohman won the event in 2:06.62 for the Tigers’ lone victory.Marshfield had a number of other top-10 finishes. Donahue was second in the 50 butterfly (30.07) and seventh in the 100 individual medley (1:12.82), Kracht took third in the 200 freestyle (2:14.63) and seventh in the 50 breaststroke (36.45), Risa was fourth in the 50 butterfly (31.23) and fifth in the 100 individual medley (1:11.07), and Bohman took seventh in the 100 freestyle (1:04.38).Risa, Bohman, Donahue, and Kracht also finished fourth in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:14.44.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Horace Mann InvitationalOct. 7, at Horace Mann Middle School, WausauTeam scores: 1. D.C. Everest 273; 2. Stevens Point 270; 3. Wausau Horace Mann 173; 4. Marshfield 136; 5. Rhinelander James Williams 122; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 85; 7. Merrill 80; 8. Wausau John Muir 32; 9. Medford 22; 10. Colby/Abbotsford 16.Winners and Marshfield finishers200 medley relay: 1. Marshfield (Faith Risa, Tara Kracht, Courtney Donahue, Mya Bohman) 2:06.62; 14. Marshfield (Lily Truskowski, Ellie Meyer, Naomi Martin, Katie Wagner) 2:47.90.200 freestyle: 1. Bethany Rahn (DC) 2:01.09; 3. Kracht (MAR) 2:14.63.100 IM: 1. Amber Winter (MER) 1:06.08; 5. Risa (MAR) 1:11.07; 7. Donahue (MAR) 1:12.82.50 freestyle: 1. Claire Tesch (DC) 26.63; 6. Bohman (MAR) 28.68; 25. Meyer (MAR) 34.77; 35. Keely Gorst (MAR 42.62; 36. Olivia Hansen (MAR) 55.98.50 butterfly: 1. Rahn (DC) 27.54; 2. Donahue (MAR) 30.07; 4. Risa (MAR) 31.23.100 freestyle: 1. Katie Hall (DC) 58.90; 7. Bohman (MAR) 1:04.38; 33. Hansen (MAR) 2:16.64.200 freestyle relay: 1. Stevens Point (Anna Johnston, Leah Stiff, Brooke Swiecki, Zoe Fink) 1:52.01; 20. Marshfield (Meyer, Truskowski, Gorst, Martin) 2:29.46; 32. Marshfield (Alyessa Bolander, Libby Karl, Hansen, Wagner) 3:39.02.50 backstroke: 1. Kallie Brost (DC) 30.93; 22. Martin (MAR) 40.91; 30. Truskowski (MAR) 44.38; 35. Bolander (MAR) 54.71; 37. Libby Karl (MAR) 1:02.99.50 breaststroke: 1. Winter (MER) 33.56; 7. Kracht (MAR) 36.45; 27. Martin (MAR) 46.14; 33. Wagner (MAR) 51.18.400 freestyle relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Hall, Brost, Michelle Gutierriz-Jakobi, Rahn) 3:56.59; 4. Marshfield (Bohman, Donahue, Kracht, Risa) 4:14.44.last_img read more

Poll: Citi Says Not Too Late for Microsoft Tablet – Do You Agree?

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#mobile#Poll A new report from Citigroup out today says that it’s not too late for Microsoft to have a “meaningful share” of the tablet market, even though its first tablet computer won’t ship until mid-2012 at the earliest. Citi estimates that around 75 million tablets will ship in 2013, but there’s still plenty of room for a Microsoft tablet to gain a foothold, even if it’s not “a raving success.”Has Citi gone mad? Or is it right on target? Let us know what you think in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.“Microsoft can have a meaningful share of the market in 2013 and beyond. Of course this is dependent upon the company’s ability to deliver a competitive operating system on partner hardware that is priced competitively,” the group said in a note to clients.It also said that Microsoft would have the enterprise market in its favor, but the user interface would the “make or break” element for the company.Business Insider, reporting on Citi’s estimates, seemed to agree, and cited a number of reasons for doing so. These included the expense of the current tablet computers out today, the fact that “Android tablets are not very good,” (their words, not ours), the legal challenges facing Android, Microsoft’s huge army of .NET developers, and, as noted above, access to the enterprise market. More on those reasons can be found here.This isn’t the first time we asked this question, mind you. But we’re curious if opinion has changed over the past several months, especially now that we know Microsoft is planning to port Windows to ARM-based chips and is ready to demo its tablet OS for the first time. Earlier this year, 295 of you told us that yes, it’s way too late for a Microsoft tablet, but 131 said “no” it was not. (53 were undecided).Let’s see what you think now!Do you agree with Citi? Share your thoughts about the Microsoft tablet’s chances in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Image credit: Reuters, Mario Anzuoni Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

HP’s $99 TouchPad Fire Sale Can Teach Everybody A Lesson [Op-Ed]

first_imgEditor’s note: This is an op-ed.I woke up on Sunday and started fussing about the apartment. Made a cup of tea, cleaned the kitchen, turned on the Roku and sat down on my couch with my iPad to check the news. That is when I saw that HP had turned the TouchPad into a fire sale. Tablets priced at $99 flying off the shelves and what had been a significant headline on Tuesday (Best Buy has 250,000 unsold TouchPads) had completely turned around on Sunday (Good Luck Finding a $99 TouchPad). It got me to thinking. As much as consumers love their Apple products and the iPad is a terrific device, consumers want something that is price efficient, even if it is a touch flawed. With literally hundreds of thousands of TouchPads sold over the weekend, a significant note should be playing in retailers’ and manufacturers’ heads – opportunities await for those willing to make a sacrifice.Everybody has been waiting for the “iPad killer.” Foremost, let us get one thing straight: the iPad is not going to be killed. It is a terrific device that has become the standard of the current technological revolution. Apple has too much money to let the iPad fall behind or become obsolete. Death will not come to the iPad anytime soon. In the tablet market, nothing but the iPad is selling well. HP spending near $100 million to liquidate the TouchPad and the $99 price point is a reflection of that. HP is taking a loss on the whole webOS division as it mulls the options to spin off its intellectual property (patent sales), license it to OEMs or integrate it into its enterprise software business. Good chance we will see HP do a bit of all three. As an aside, many in the tech punditry game are saying “the TouchPad is not even worth $99, do not even consider buying one.” Forbes had a short post with the tired refrain “it is all about the apps, and webOS does not have them.” To a certain extent, this is true. Apps make the device. Yet, that does not take into account the tectonic shifts happening under the device market. HTML5 is coming. It is going to make browser-based mobile applications viable and through a series of discussions with developers in the past several weeks, I discovered there are a lot of HTML5 Web apps coming. The better the mobile browser, the better the HTML5 will function. The great thing about webOS is that it may be in perfect position to run these Web apps because its browser and integrated system (webOS was designed for the mobile Web, not apps) because it has the best browser of the bunch between iOS, Safari, Android, Windows Phone IE and BlackBerry. So, come the wave of apps from Facebook’s so-called “Project Spartan” or other concurrent initiatives and the TouchPad may look like a terrific option. Motorola, Samsung, HTC and Research In Motion are seeing tepid tablet sales. Samsung should eventually gain traction (as long as they are not significantly blocked by Apple) with its flood-the-market strategy of three different tablet sizes and partnerships with all the major carriers. Yet, at the current prices ($499 for a BlackBerry PlayBook or a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1), they are not going make a dent. For any of those companies to start selling mass amounts of slate, they are going to have to pull an HP and liquidate stock for the sake of temporary market share bump. HP is a huge business with its fingers in a lot of pies. It is taking its fingers out of the OEM pie and putting them elsewhere. A company like RIM or HTC cannot do that. They are what they are and have to try and survive within the existing mobile market. They are going to struggle to compete until they have to sell off existing stockpiles of devices or create a new killer product.Joe Wilcox from Betanews argues that the $99 price and subsequent fire sale of TouchPads ruins the tablet pricing market. Consumers should not come to expect the $99 price point. It is unrealistic and HP is spending a huge amount of money to get rid of the TouchPads. Yet, eyes should pop that a tablet that is being put to pasture just sold several hundred thousand units. A quality tablet with a great price from a known brand will sell well.There is another company that knows this well.Amazon.The original Kindle debuted in 2007. It was less than $300 $400 and it sold out in a matter of hours. Amazon will be the last major entrant into the tablet wars (presumably) with a device coming probably before the holiday season. The question is this: can Amazon recreate the Kindle furor by introducing a tablet into the market at $200 or less?There is not an “iPad killer” device in any OEMs hopper. Nor will there be anytime soon. The great equalizer will be price. Amazon and to a certain extent Microsoft (with Windows 8) have actually benefited from waiting to enter the tablet wars. They now see the battlefield in front of them and what it will take to make an impact. Quality devices with reasonable prices. Then turn and make money through value-added services.HP was unwilling to do this. Most will agree that pulling the plug on its webOS hardware division was a bit premature. But, it taught the market a lesson. In the end, that lesson will be of significant value to consumers. Tags:#Amazon#mobile#Op-Ed#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more