first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa advocates for renewable fuels are criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for refiners.The EPA has released its recommendations for the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2020. The amount of conventional ethanol that must be produced and blended into gasoline next year would not change. The biodiesel mandate for 2020 would remain the same as well, but there would be a small increase in the amount of advanced biofuels that are made from plant materials.Monte Shaw of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says the EPA has done nothing to address the waivers large refineries are being granted to avoid blending ethanol into gasoline. The president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association says those waivers are destroying demand for ethanol and farmers need President Trump to force the EPA to keep his promises on ethanol.One industry executive says the EPA is making the Renewable Fuels Standard into a mere suggestion. The CEO of Growth Energy says the EPA’s proposal “is a slap in the face to the farmers dealing with one of the toughest years on record.”A statement from EPA’s administrator emphasized that the agency is releasing its ethanol and biodiesel production mandates for 2020 in a timely manner “to provide greater regulatory certainty to farmers and refiners across the country.”last_img read more

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday as Tokyo took up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.After a rollercoaster fortnight which mixed off-field hitches with compelling sporting drama, Olympics chief Thomas Bach hailed a “marvellous” Games in the Brazilian city.“These were marvellous Olympic Games in the marvellous city!” said Bach, as he declared the Games closed and the Olympic flame was extinguished.“These Olympic Games are leaving a unique legacy for generations to come. History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games.” ‘Sporting superpowers’ On a sodden final day, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, 31, shone with his seventh win in eight marathons, timing 2hr 8min 44sec to win by more than a minute.The USA’s basketball ‘Dream Team’ of NBA stars claimed the 306th and final gold of the Games with a crushing 96-66 win over Serbia.With the basketball win, America matched its tally of 46 golds from London four years ago to lead the medals table from Britain, who sealed surprise second place ahead of China with 27 golds to 26.“We are one of those sporting superpowers now,” beamed UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl.For China, the world’s most populous country, it was the worst Olympics for 20 years — especially sobering after topping the standings at Beijing 2008 and finishing second in 2012.China brought to Rio a youthful team with an average age of 24, the lowest of the last three Olympics.This points to a rebuilding phase ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the capital of China’s war-time rival and former colonial power which still evokes bitter resentment among many Chinese.A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance in London four years earlier.There was also controversy as Mongolia’s Chagnaadorj Usukhbayar became the sixth weightlifter in Rio to fail a drugs test.And police seized passports, phones and computers in a raid on the Irish Olympic office, following the arrest of Irish International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey over an alleged black market tickets scam.Brazil added a final flourish as they beat Italy 3-0 to win the men’s title in volleyball, one of the country’s most popular sports.French fighter Tony Yoka won a split-decision against Britain’s Joe Joyce to take the super-heavyweight title in boxing.Switzerland’s world champion Nino Schurter, third in Beijing and second in London, competed his ascent of the podium by winning the men’s mountain bike competition.And there were furious scenes when a Mongolian coach stripped down to his underwear to protest a decision against wrestler Ganzorig Mandakhnaran. Just a few hours earlier, the United States basketball squad won the last gold of the Games, boosting their country’s place on top of the medals table.At the closing ceremony, thousands of fans and athletes donned ponchos on a wet and windy night for a colourful festival of Brazilian culture and music with bursts of spectacular fireworks.Smiling and waving athletes danced into the Maracana stadium taking selfies as Rio’s 16-day Summer Games closed ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a comical cameo as Nintendo video game character Super Mario as Tokyo set out its stall for 2020.“The Japanese government will… work hard so it will be the best Olympics ever,” Abe said as he met Japanese medal-winners earlier. Security scares and logistical problems were a feature of South America’s first Olympics, held against the backdrop of Brazil’s political and economic crisis.Swathes of empty seats caused disquiet but the Games also witnessed the last hurrahs of both Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, who both lived up to their billing.center_img Share on: WhatsApp Bolt sealed the sprint “triple triple” in his final Games, reaching a record-equalling nine gold medals with his third consecutive 100m, 200m and 4x100m sweep.Swim legend Phelps took his unmatched career haul to 23 gold medals with another five in Rio — plus a silver, after his loss to former childhood fan Joseph Schooling.Brazil came late to the party but the country celebrated long and loud when Neymar won a gold-medal penalty shoot-out against Germany to erase memories of their 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation in 2014.last_img read more

first_imgBIG RUN—Gateway’s Orne Bey scoots past the Penn Hills defense for a 34-yard TD run in the Gators 19-7 win over the Indians in the season opener Sept. 4. “I played on Penn Hills’ last WPIAL and State championship team in 1995,” said line coach Demond Gibson. “That was a very special group and I think this could also be a very special group.”But everything that glitters is not gold. Gateway pulled off the biggest upset of the opening night of the WPIAL football season by knocking off Penn Hills 19-7. Coach Ron Graham, in his second season as head coach of the Indians, turned into a Dr. Frankenstein this summer by switching the position of many of his star players.Davis moved from defensive line to linebacker, Christian moved from safety to cornerback and Ifill moved from shutdown corner to safety. Donald is also playing a different position.Gateway senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein is near the top of his class at Gateway and has garnered attention both athletically and academically from Ivy League schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Dartmouth. Kalkstein, a four-year starter, passed with the precision of a surgeon and sliced up the Indians defense by passing for 193 yards in the first half.Penn Hills and Gateway also combined for six first half turnovers, five by Gateway, and the teams finished with a total of seven.On the first possession, Kalkstein drove Gateway to the Penn Hills three before his pass was intercepted in the end zone by Christian. Christian has received Division-I offers from Michigan, Pitt and West Virginia.On its next possession, Gateway reached the Penn Hills 13 following Kalkstein’s 10-yard completion to Shawn Brister. But like Bubby Brister, he fumbled the ball away on contact when he was blasted in the helmet by the trumpet of Penn Hills’ Myles Davis. Davis verbally committed to Syracuse in the spring,Gateway also turned the ball over once on the Penn Hills 7, when, after the Gators marched to the Penn Hills 1, Kalkstein’s pass was intercepted by Michael “The Thriller” Jackson who accelerated down the sideline looking as smooth as 24-carat gold for an apparent 93-yard touchdown.The six points were already on the board when the officials threw a late flag on Mr. Murphy of Murphy’s Law, the one that says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong for Penn Hills at the worst possible moment.”Finally, Gateway broke through, scoring with 5:19 left in the second quarter on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Kalkstein to Stephen Vranka, giving the Gators a 6-0 lead that stood into halftime. Vranka, a football, basketball and baseball player at Gateway, has verbally committed to play baseball at Pitt.Brendon Felder, a senior transfer from Boston is playing running back, wide receiver and defensive back for the Gators. Gator head coach Terry Smith said Felder has more than 20 Division-I offers and is leaning toward North Carolina, Boston College, Maryland or Pitt.Felder, who runs the 40 in a blistering 4.3 and looks like he’s ready to challenge Usain Bolt to a race, wasn’t much of a challenge to the Penn Hills defense. Felder found out quickly from the Donald, Davis, Ifill and Christian-led Penn Hills defense that the WPIAL stands for the best football in the country.Gateway benched Felder in the second half and turned to senior running back Orne Bey who rose from the bench, like Neptune from the sea. Bey gained 130 rushing and scored both Gateway touchdowns, averaging 15 yards per carry.Penn Hills closed to within 13-7 in the fourth quarter, scoring its only points on Chaz Whittaker’s 33-yard touchdown pass to Ray Harris with 7:38 remaining.Whittaker, only a sophomore, was 8-for-13 for 103 yards, and Terrell Roberson rushed for nearly 100 yards for Penn Hills.“I could have made a difference out there tonight either as a running back or defensive back,” said Penn Hills junior JoVon Charles. “I hurt my leg and they did let me suit up tonight, but I’ll be back.”Gateway finished 12-1 overall in 2008 and captured another Quad South championship. The Gators outscored their opponents 505-115 over the 13 games.Could the Gators make it to Heinz Field three years in a row?“We don’t talk much about last season,” Smith said. “This is a new season. It’s a new group of seniors, and there is a new group of starters. This team has a new identity. They understand the importance of hard work. There’s a foundation laid here at Gateway, and these kids are following it.”Smith said he expects Gateway to throw the ball more this season. To help in that is a stable of receivers led by Vranka and includes Brisker, Nunley, juniors Armstead Williams, Dondi Kirby Jr., and Felder.Penn Hills expects to meet Gateway again in the playoffs and maybe the championship. The difference again might be Orne Bey. The Gateway Gators, who played in the WPIAL Quad-A title game at Heinz Field three times over the past five seasons, came into Yuhas-McGinley stadium unranked to face the heavily favored and No. 1 ranked Penn Hills Indians. Many feel this is perhaps the most talented team Penn Hills has ever had. They have as many as six players drawing Division I interest and that includes the “Fab Four” of Aaron Donald, Brandon Ifill, Myles Davis and Cullen Christian.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “Our competitiveness was at a high level through the whole game,” Payton said. “They made a run and we were able to combat that and stop the bleeding. That’s something I haven’t seen in the last two games for the most part.”Jackson and O’Neale took turns dominating on offense in the second quarter. O’Neale had nine points in the quarter, and Jackson had eight.Jackson’s four baskets early in the quarter helped the Suns stick with the Jazz. O’Neale took over late in the quarter, scoring four baskets in the final 3:44 before halftime. He capped it off with a buzzer-beating step-back jumper that gave Utah a 50-41 halftime lead.The Suns rallied again in the third quarter and went ahead 60-59 on a basket from Alex Len. Mitchell answered with a go-ahead 3-pointer on the other end and eventually put the Jazz back ahead 70-62 on a step-back jumper from the rookie.“We knew it would be a tough game, and it was,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Fortunately, we made some plays that we needed to make to win the game.”TIP INSSuns: Booker returned to the lineup after missing four games with a left hip contusion. … Jackson scored 20 plus points for the eighth time in the last 19 games. … The Suns outscored the Jazz 31-19 in bench points.Jazz: Ricky Rubio (hip) did not play for a third straight game. …. Mitchell has led Utah in scoring during its 11-game winning streak, averaging 21.3 points. He’s the first rookie to do that.SNEAKER MESSAGEWednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed the lives of 17 people, weighed heavily on Mitchell’s mind. The Jazz rookie wrote “Pray for Parkland” on the back of his sneakers before tipoff.Mitchell’s mother is a nursery teacher.“My prayers go out to all those families, man,” Mitchell said. “It’s tough. It’s crazy. We definitely got to do something about it. We talk about it and there’s a lot of awareness of it, but there’s nothing done.”PAYTON’S PLACE Phoenix took a 75-74 lead early in the fourth quarter on back-to-back baskets from Marquese Chriss and Josh Jackson. Crowder got to the line on two straight possessions to fuel an 8-0 run that put Utah back in front 85-77.Later, the Suns cut it to 98-95 on a 3-pointer from Elfrid Payton. Crowder went to work again. He answered the basket with back-to-back layups to give the Jazz a 102-95 lead with 1:58 left.“Just understanding the game is one of the biggest things with him,” Mitchell said. “He communicates with us and he’s been great to play with. He’s working hard to learn all the plays.”Devin Booker returned from a hip injury to lead the Suns with 28 points. Jackson added 22 points, and Payton had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Phoenix has lost seven straight.Utah had a 54-41 rebounding advantage and a 52-40 edge in points in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard drops 44 as Blazers overcome Durant’s 50, Warriors UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer After only three games, Phoenix appears to be a good fit for Payton. The fourth-year guard notched his ninth career triple-double. Since Phoenix acquired him from Orlando, Payton has averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists.Suns coach Jay Triano said Payton has revitalized the team, even if it isn’t showing up in the win column yet.“The guy has started a lot of games in the league, knows how to play the position,” Triano said. “He can get in the paint. He’s got a great mid-range game. Makes other players on the floor around him better. That’s something we’ve been looking for.”UP NEXTSuns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 23.Jazz: Host Portland on Feb. 23.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Utah allowed just one basket over the final 2:40. On the other end, the Jazz hit four of five shots to turn a one-possession game into a double-digit victory.“When it’s the fourth quarter and it’s time to win, everyone is focused and everyone trusts each other even more,” center Rudy Gobert said. “At the end of the game, we make the right play on both ends and usually we end up winning the game because we trust each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDonovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Royce O’Neale had a career-high 19 for the Jazz. Derrick Favors had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Gobert added 14 points and 17 rebounds. Mitchell and Joe Ingles each had six assists.Jae Crowder, who scored 12 of his 15 points during the fourth quarter, played a pivotal role in helping the Jazz pull away. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton, right, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Stepping up in the fourth quarter is becoming natural for the Utah Jazz.The Jazz survived another close game on Wednesday, pulling out a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns for their 11th straight win after making the right plays at the right time on both ends of the court in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Renowned for his power punching having knocked out all 20 of the opponents in his professional career, Joshua said fans might see a different side to him on Saturday.“Boxing is not just about brute strength, it’s about finesse and technique,” he said. “So you’re going to see some real class skills in there.”The fighters were addressing a crowd of about 4,000 people at the weigh-in at Motorpoint Arena in a rainy Cardiff.A New Zealander with Samoan heritage, Parker entered the stage to a few jeers, moments after supporters welcomed him with a New Zealand haka and a Samoan siva.Parker looked like he meant business, whereas Joshua was all smiles as he high-fived some fans on his walk to the stage.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Parker, the WBO champion, weighed 236 pounds, nine pounds lighter than his last fight against Hughie Fury in September.“I feel better,” said Joshua, who hasn’t been this light for a world title fight. “When I put this weight into the real thing, I’ll be a lot sharper and my reactions and timing will be better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfter the stare-down, Parker and Joshua shook hands and briefly chatted on the stage.“We’re both going to be moving well,” Parker said, “and throwing big bombs.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Around 78,000 fans are expected at the nearby Principality Stadium for the fight between two unbeaten world champions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Filipino-Canadian forward Matthew Daves commits to Ateneo Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Britain’s Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker during the weigh in, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Friday March 30, 2018, ahead of their world heavyweight unification title fight on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker have shed the pounds (kilograms) for their world heavyweight unification title fight on Saturday.At a weigh-in on Friday where both fighters showed respect for each other, WBA and IBF titleholder Joshua tipped the scales at 242 pounds (110kg) — 12 pounds lighter than for his most recent fight against Carlos Takam in October.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira’s motion to have Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman committed to the Parliament’s Committee of Privileges over ‘misleading statements’ made in the National Assembly was on Monday thrown out.“I hold the test as to whether there exists a prima facie case… I have examined the letter and other relevant documents and have concluded that a prima facie case has not been made and the request disallowed,” said the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland.In April, Teixeira had written the Speaker of the National Assembly and lodged a complaint against the two senior Government officials. She was contending that Trotman, during his budget speech earlier this year, said when the coalition Government assumed office, it had found that 100 per cent of Guyana’s productive forests were hived off. This notion was reiterated by Prime Minister Nagamootoo.Teixeira, thus, called on the Speaker to have Trotman and Nagamootoo withdraw their statements and apologise.Dr Scotland explained to the Parliament that after having received Teixeira’s letter of complaint and accompanying motion, he assumed the task in the determination of whether a case had been made out against the two officials.He said he had determined that was insufficient evidence to commit either of the men to the Committee for breach of privileges.Teixeira had stated that the two men could have withdrawn their erroneous statements but they proceeded to continue to hold fast to their positions in the face of “evidence to the contrary”.Trotman had stated in the House that, “We were met with an alarming situation where we discovered that 100 per cent or all of our productive forest was allocated by the past Government.”last_img read more

first_imgPopular businessman and sports fanatic Lloyd WP Britton has thrown his company’s support behind the 8th of May-organised football competition.The football competition, which is being staged in observance of Guyana’s Emancipation celebrations, will see some 12 teams battling for the sponsored top prize of $350,000.Businessman Lloyd Britton presenting the cheque to BV/Triumph 8th of May group Chairperson Latecia Stuart in the presence of other executive membersAccording to Chairperson of the BV/Triumph 8th of May group, Latecia Stuart, the competition was long in planning; however after not securing any sponsorship, a request was made to Britton, of Lloyd Britton Enterprise, who immediately jumped on board offering a significant investment.“He readily came on board as his primary objective is to fuel youth and community development, so he is willing to lend support and assistance to any event or project that achieves that. This is a businessman who puts his money where his mouth is. Therefore, we at 8th of May are very happy with his investment into this competition,” one of the organising members said.Stuart disclosed that the primary aim of the competition was to involve a number of communities along the East Coast of Demerara, thus aiding in bringing about cohesion and a healthy sporting spirit among teams and supporters. As such, the teams competing are village teams as clubs are restricted from being part of the competition.It was noted that the primary reason for including village teams as opposed to club teams is that only bona fide members of the competing villages can compete while club teams’ membership may be drawn from several villages. Further, it was disclosed that no player in the Elite League can compete in the competition and it was disclosed that this was a condition of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in endorsing the competition.The villages slated to compete are Plaisance, Vryheid Lust, BV, Better Hope, Buxton, Golden Grove, Victoria and Anns Grove, along with some association teams such as Upper Level, Police and a team representing 8th of May, among a number of other teams.The 8th of May Chairperson said that all the matches were slated to be played under floodlights with patrons being asked to pay $500 to view the matches, which will all be played at the BV Community Centre Ground.Stuart said that they foresaw the competition having a total of 12 teams, stressing that while the villages have confirmed participation, they were still awaiting confirmation from the invitational teams.She further disclosed that each team would be paying an entrance team of $20,000, noting that each team would consist of 18 players, a manager and a coach, thus resulting in a cost of $1000 per person. She added that significant work has gone into the planning of the competition.“The support given by Mr Britton has set the ball rolling and we remain confident that a number of other persons and companies would step forward to play a part as we are certainly in need of support,” she said.It was revealed that another of the primary goals of the competition was to ensure that there was community participation at all levels. This, the Chairperson stressed, will further help in fostering the level of cohesive partnerships that exist among them all.The competition will kick off on August 3, and is expected to conclude on September 3.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline during his side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 6- After their SportPesa Super Cup exit following a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian side Singida United, AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata will turn his attention to fighting for the Kenyan Premier League title and quench the club’s two decade wait for the gong.AFC are placed sixth in the standings with 25 points, nine behind leaders Gor Mahia with whom they have a pending fixture against and Zapata believes the race is still wide open and his charges have the ability to dethrone their arch rivals. “I took the team in the middle of the season and it’s not easy. But I am happy that we are still unbeaten in 90 minutes since I came here and the league is still wide open. There are many matches to play and the difference is not very big. We need to keep working,” the coach said.He added; “We need to keep playing good football and keep playing like Leopards; we are a big team and we have to play like one.”Apart from the league, Ingwe are also seeking to defend their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title having started off with a 2-1 win over third tier side Shabana in the round of 64.AFC Leopards players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLooking back at the SportPesa Super Cup exit against Singida, Zapata was disappointed they could not convert the many chances they created in the match , but still noted he was pleased with the performance of his team.“We dominated the second half and had many opportunities. Singida is a good team and my players did a great job. I have no complains and I am proud of them. Penalties are a lottery and it is different when you take with pressure and under no pressure. In training we were scoring,” the Argentine tactician noted.He added; “We have a lot of young players in the team and I am happy with their effort. I have nothing bad to say about them. This was a good experience for them and Leopards fans can be proud of them.”AFC Leopards players warm up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Zapata says he has handed in a few transfer requests to the club’s National Executive Committee, though he says he is generally happy with the squad he has and will not be bringing many players into the side.He has been linked with a number of players from his former Botswana League side Gaborone United, the strongest name in the rumor mills being that of experienced midfielder Dirang Moloi.The club has also been heavily linked to KPL top scorer Elvis Rupia who turns out for Nzoia Sugar, though the forward has hinted he would like to finish the season at the Bungoma based club to avoid disrupting his rhythm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Joel Campbell 1 Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is on the verge of joining Palermo on a season-long loan deal.Italian news outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport understands the 23-year-old will join the Serie A side for the coming season in the hope he will gain regular first-team football.The Costa Rica international and his agent are due to meet with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini in London this week to thrash out the terms of the arrangement, with Arsenal willing to release the striker.Campbell spent the majority of last season on loan at Villarreal and has struggled to break through into Arsene Wenger’s side since moving to the Emirates in 2011.last_img

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson SUN VALLEY – A SWAT team called to a home Friday where a gunman had barricaded himself entered the residence and found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. One policeman injured his knee while running near the home in the 11800 block of Blythe Street, said LAPD Officer Jason Lee. The SWAT team was dispatched after a gunshot was heard about 3:50 p.m. The team entered the home about 7:20 p.m. and found the man dead, Lee said. Lee said there were reports of an ex-boyfriend showing up at the home threatening to commit suicide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more