Patience has paid off, says Cheche after Sweden move

first_img0Shares0000Prior to travelling to Stockholm for trials with Djugarden, Ochieng who had previously played for Saudi Arabian side Al Tawoon had also trained with Aalborg BK in Denmark and the motivation of playing in Europe had pushed him to give his best.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17- Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng would have put his feet into the Swedish top tier in 2016 when he almost signed for IF Djugardens, but a last minute hitch saw the move tumble off.Ochieng had trained with the Stockholm based club for two weeks alongside striker Michael Olunga and was destined to pen a deal, but all that came tumbling down like a pack of cards. “It was disheartening and discouraging to say the least. I had stayed for close to a year without competitive action and this was it for me. It was a dream to play in Sweden because of the exposure and competitiveness that it brings,” Ochieng said in a candid interview with Capital Sport.Prior to travelling to Stockholm for trials with Djugarden, Ochieng who had previously played for Saudi Arabian side Al Tawoon had also trained with Aalborg BK in Denmark and the motivation of playing in Europe had pushed him to give his best.David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng during training. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYABut when the two options that had opened up for him dried up, he was left a frustrated man. He ultimately landed a club in the North American Soccer League, turning out for New York Cosmos.“Cosmos was a great place for me because it gave me an opportunity to settle down and depart from the frustration of missing out on Sweden. I also gradually regained my form and I can say it is that period in USA that made me re-focus,” the defender, formerly with Tusker and AFC Leopards said.“Also, there were people to encourage me especially Victor (Wanyama) who literally held my hand during that period and urged me not to give up and things would work out perfectly,” the center-back added.Two years down the line, he returns to the same city that almost accepted his figure but this time, he has joined another outfit, recently promoted IF Brommapojkarna.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama (Centre) with team mates David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng (left) and Paul Were (right) during training at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 22, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThis round, he never went for trials and he says all this is a product of tough patience and hard work.“I was excited when I received that call from my agent and straight away I knew this was a good move for me. Sweden is very competitive because there are opportunities for the Champions League and the Europa League,” Ochieng noted.Bromma were recently promoted from the second tier and Ochieng says he wants to ensure the club retains its top flight status while his long term target is to venture into European football.“The club’s ambition is to remain in the league as they were just promoted the other day and they have made that clear with me. I will do my best at the club to see that we perform well and even surpass the targets set for us,” the defender noted.He will join compatriot Eric Johanna who joined the club in December after scaling from the third tier where he had featured for IF Vassalund for the whole of last season. Photo/COURTESY“I have trained with them for a few days now and I already feel very comfortable. The training is good, the team-mates are really cool as well and they are people who encourage each other to work hard,” further explained Ochieng.He will join compatriot Eric Johanna who joined the club in December after scaling from the third tier where he had featured for IF Vassalund for the whole of last season.Most pundits see Ochieng’s move as a positive one especially for his place in the national team. The NASL’s future was at stake after the American soccer authorities revoked their Division II sanctioning last year.Also, the league will be switching to align with international calendar, taking the August to May format. This would have meant that NASL teams would have had no competitive league action until August 11, the protracted start date.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chan’s rough ride in `Rush Hour’

first_imgChan said “Rush Hour 3” was no different from the first two installments for him. “Nothing particularly exciting stood out that made this movie special for me … I spent four months making this film and I still don’t fully understand the humor,” he said, adding the comedic scenes may be lost on Asian audiences. – Associated Press Turner joins Opry lineup “Rush Hour” put Jackie Chan in Hollywood’s major leagues, but the Hong Kong star isn’t a fan of his successful action comedy franchise. Chan said when he made the first installment of the “Rush Hour” series in 1998 he only wanted to test the U.S. market and didn’t have high hopes. “When we finished filming, I felt very disappointed because it was a movie I didn’t appreciate and I did not like the action scenes involved. I felt the style of action was too Americanized and I didn’t understand the American humor,” Chan said in a blog entry on his Web site seen Sunday. The actor said he made the sequel because he was offered an “irresistible” amount of money to do it and made the recently released third installment to satisfy fans of the series. Hank Williams. Patsy Cline. Alan Jackson. Martina McBride. And now, Josh Turner. They’re all members of the Grand Ole Opry, the nation’s longest continuously running radio show, out of Nashvile, Tenn. Turner was invited to join Saturday, and had no trouble accepting. During “Opry Live,” Turner presented Roy Clark with a plaque commemorating his 20 years as an Opry member. Clark then pulled an envelope attached to the back of the plaque and said, “Well, actually this is for you, Josh. It reads: How would you like to formally become a member of the Grand Ole Opry?” Said Turner: “I made my Opry debut back in 2001. I never knew this could happen so early.” He will be formally inducted Oct. 27 by Vince Gill. Turner’s debut album sold more than a million copies. – Associated Press160Want 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

Chelsea news: Club face fight for £24m defender and Euro 2016 aces to join?

first_img Juan Cuadrado: Bad news for Juve as Conte wants to give winger a chance – According to the Daily Mail, Juventus may not be able to land Blues misfit Cuadrado as planned. Antonio Conte noted the Colombian’s displays for the Old Lady last season and it appears he will hand him a second chance at Stamford Bridge next season in a 3-5-2 formation he favours. 7 7 7 Marek Hamsik: Clubs interested in Napoli man could be frustrated – Already a star with Napoli, the Slovakian’s performances at Euro 2016 won’t have surprised many. His displays have alerted Chelsea and Manchester United, though, but, while they may want to sign him, his agent Juraj Venglos has insisted he is about to begin contract negotiations with his current club, making a transfer unlikely. 7 Alvaro Morata: Juventus not going to buy striker back from Real if clause is activated – The Spain striker is going to be talked about a lot this summer and right now it’s being suggested by Gazzetta dello Sport that Juventus will not try and re-sign the player if Real Madrid do activate his buy-back clause. One of the main reasons behind this, apart from a sizeable fee, is the player’s wage demands, which would be around £6m a year. This hands Chelsea, amongst others, a better chance of landing the player after Euro 2016. 7 7 Kalidou Koulibaly: Bayern and Ancelotti could ruin hopes of signing Napoli stopper – Carlo Ancelotti could be about to make life hard for ex-club Chelsea. The new Bayern Munich boss, according to Bild in Germany, wants to beat them to the signing of £24m-rated Koulibaly, while Manchester United are also interested in the Senegal star. Antonio Candreva: Chelsea to fight Inter for Lazio ace – With Antonio Conte rocking up at Stamford Bridge, there is always a chance the Italian influence is going to rocket in south west London. One man linked with joining his compatriot is Lazio midfielder Candreva, but Gazzetta dello Sport say they will have to fight Inter for the 29-year-old’s signature. New manager Antonio Conte might be at Euro 2016 with Italy, but it appears he’s got big transfer plans with Chelsea.As the summer transfer window roars into view, a host of top prospects are being linked moves and several appear to have Stamford Bridge listed as possible destinations. And who wouldn’t want to be managed by the former Juventus ace?With a switch to a 3-5-2 tactic a real possibility for the Blues, a number of players who can play at wing-back and in central defence are likely to be courted, while there also seems to be a number of attackers linked.So, what’s the latest news? Click the right arrow above to find out more about Chelsea’s summer transfer business… Dimitri Payet: West Ham to lose star of the Euros to London rivals? – Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – The Hammers reportedly fear the worst as their star player dazzles for France at Euro 2016. Their London rivals are one of the interested parties, Real Madrid are also believed to be keen with Zinedine Zidane keen on his compatriot. 7 Stephan Lichtsteiner: Full back to end association with Juventus? – Over in Italy, Tuttosport are reporting the marauding Switzerland right-back could leave Juventus after an eight-year spell in Turin. They believe Chelsea and Manchester City are battling it out for the 32-year-old’s signature. last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA NotesOur Senior lads had a good win over Naomh Padraig Lifford in group 2 of the Junior A Championship on Saturday evening last.They play Naomh Mhuire Convoy this Saturday evening at 7.30 at Pairc na nGael. Our second teams Junior B Championship came to an end on Friday last when they fell to Pettigo in their 2nd game. Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome. The U-14 team finished their season at the weekend with a defeat to Robert Emmetts in the Championship County Final. Hard luck to all involved-you can look back at a great season overall. We wish Ronan Frain a speedy recovery after his injury at the end of the match.The U-10 footballers attended a well organised blitz at Glenswilly last weekend. Thanks to the Glenswilly club for organising and to all the parents and supporters for coming along.Our Kellogs Cul Camp for 5-13 year olds is starting next Monday 28th July. You can book online at or call Oisin 0867325955 or John at 0868561768 for further details. This is a very enjoyable week of GAA activity for the children.Thanks to all the club members who helped out with the Donegal GAA bucket collection throughout the town on Saturday last. U-6 & U10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s is on both Sunday morning & Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.Last week the club hosted a very successful Camogie Crew where all involved enjoyed 3 days of Camogie & fun at Pairc na nGael. Girls aged from 6-13 improved and learned new skills under expert advice from our coaches. The County Camogie Development Officer, Lisa McAliskey, spent one of the days with the girls and demonstrated some excellent games & skills. Thanks to all the girls who took part for their enthusiasm and to our coaches for their support & help. Special word of thanks also goes to Aideen Quinn for organising.Well done to both Donegal teams on Sunday in the Ulster Final especially to Oisin Cannon and the Minor lads.We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic Football squad. Training on Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm Contact Jim Farrell on 086 0566893 for more details.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. U-16 training continues at Pairc na nGael every Wednesday & Friday at 5.30pm.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER NAOMH PADRAIG LIFFORD IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Tottenham failed with £36million transfer bid for Napoli ace

first_img huge blow Tottenham failed with a £36million summer swoop for Napoli star Amadou Diawara, according to Corriere dello Sport.Spurs were linked with several players during the most recent transfer window as they looked to bolster their midfield options. However, Napoli’s new boss, Carlo Ancelotti, blocked the Guinean’s departure as he views him as a key part of his squad.Diawara is no stranger to interest from England and has previously been linked with Chelsea and Everton. tense Latest Premier League News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara in action this season. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img possible standings Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 shining silverware However, the English transfer window closed on August 9 with the club failing to bring in a single player.Tottenham reportedly tried to sign a number of players before then, such as Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.And Spurs also failed with an approach for Diawara of Napoli.It is claimed that Tottenham lodged a formal offer of £36million and the Italian club were considering sanctioning the 21-year-old’s sale. gameday cracker Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more


first_imgEmergency personnel have rushed to the scene of an accident in Letterkenny.The accident, between a car and a person on a bicycle, happened at around 10.30am close to the Old Dunnes Stores roundabout at Lower Main Street.A FAST track ambulance is at the scene of the crash but no other details are available at present.  PERSON KNOCKED FROM BIKE DURING ACCIDENT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentambulanceGardailetterkennyOld Dunnes Storeslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has said the Taoiseach’s analysis of his Sinn Fein’s alternative budget has no basis in reality. He said the claim that Sinn Féin wants a top rate of tax of 73% is nonsense.Deputy Doherty said: “It is quite obvious that the Taoiseach is deliberately misrepresenting Sinn Féin’s call for a third rate of tax on income over €100,000. “The figures he is attributing to Sinn Féin have no basis in reality.“Sinn Fein has consistently called for an extra 7% only on income over €100,000. This would increase the tax applied to income over €100,000 from 52% to 59% yet Enda Kenny has somehow come up with a figure of 73%. This is nonsense.“Each year our costed budget shows how the deficit target can be met. If the Taoiseach took on board our options water and family home taxes could have been avoided.“What we are seeing here is an attempt to pretend there no choices in politics. The Taoiseach is obviously under pressure to defend his choices faced with Sinn Féin’s alternative.”  DOHERTY ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF FANTASY LAND POLITICS was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:budgetEnda KennyPearse DohertyTaoiseachlast_img read more

Ophelia shifts path – west and north west to be worst hit

first_imgUPDATE (7am): The latest updates on ex-hurricane Ophelia show the path of the storm has shifted and Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo will be the worst affected.Met Eireann say the most severe time when winds are at their peak in Donegal is from 3pm onwards.Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland during daytime today and every county is under a status red wind warning. Violent and destructive gusts are forecast with all areas at risk. Winds are forecast at maximums of 120 – 140km/h. Heavy rain and strong storm surges may bring flooding in coastal areas.From 7am the coastal areas of Counties Cork and Kerry are most at risk as the storm moves upwards.Eastern counties will be hit in the afternoon before the most severe gusts strike Donegal after 3pm.There is potential risk to lives, warns Met Eireann, and people are advised to take all warnings seriously. Gardaí have asked people to avoid all unnecessary travel during peak hours.AA Roadwatch warn motorists to avoid travelling if it can be avoided, especially on bikes and motorbikes. Wind-blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular. Keep in mind that high-sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open roads.The National Emergency Coordination Group has put a Red Weather Alert in place for the entire country.The Army has been placed on standby amid growing fears within that communities could be severely impacted.All schools, colleges universities and educational institutions will be closed today. The HSE have cancelled all outpatient appointments at Sligo University Hospital and Letterkenny University Hospital.Donegal Daily will bring you updated cancellations as we get them.Featured image via the National Hurricane Center MiamiChecklist: Staying safe during tomorrow’s stormOphelia shifts path – west and north west to be worst hit was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Opheliaweatherlast_img read more

Upcoming OSU Extension and OARDC agronomy field days

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Western ARS Agronomy Field Day — July 20Western Ag Research Station Nutrient Management Field Day — July 21Northwest Ag Research Station Nutrient Management Field Day — July 28August 3 and 4 is the North American Manure Expo on the Farm Science Review grounds near London. FirstProducers and industry agronomists are invited to attend the Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.We plan to start registration at 8:30, with the program starting at 9 a.m. Speakers planned for the day may include:Peter Thomison — Season outcomes for corn, the good the bad and the ugly.Pierce Paul and Anne Dorrance — Too dry for diseases? Try again.Mark Loux — A lively discussion of herbicide tolerant crops will ensue.Kelley Tillmon — Insects keep creeping up on our crops. What’s here for 2016?Precision Ag questions? — We expect John Fulton and his high-speed planter and Alex Lindsey to talk about crop sensors as well.We’ll have a BBQ box lunch after the morning activities then continue into the afternoon. Pre-registration required by July 15, lunch is included — $20 per person payable on site.To register contact Joe Davlin, Western ARS Manager, or 937- 462-8016. Or contact Harold Watters, OSU Extension, or 937 599-4227. For us both email works best.Location: 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio 45368 This is 3.5 miles northwest of South Charleston. Just south of I-70 on State Route 41 between Springfield and South Charleston in Clark County. SecondThe Western Nutrient Management Field Day will be held July 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30. The event will cover the material needed to become an Ohio certified fertilizer applicator. We will cover topics on nitrogen, phosphorus, water quality, application equipment and Manure handling. See the Agronomic Crops Team calendar for details on how to register: There will be a $15 fee for the meal and snacks.The field day will include field demonstrations and research updates to better understand nutrient management concerns. For more information contact Harold Watters at or by phone at 937 604-2415. ThirdProducers and Ag Business professionals in northwest Ohio are invited to the Nutrient Management Field Day in Wood County at the OARDC Northwest Ag Research Station the morning of July 28. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 at the station near Custar. The location is 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, 43511. This is just west of I-75 between Bowling Green and Findlay. A $15 fee will cover meals and handouts this year, please register by July 22 so we can hold your spot: Field Day event will include field demonstrations and research updates. The program meets the requirements to receive Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification in the state of Ohio. For more information contact Greg LaBarge at or by phone at 419 460-0600. And fourthThe North American Manure Expo will take place over two days on August 3 and 4 near London on and around the grounds of the Farm Science Review. Tours, educational sessions and demonstrations will make this a huge event. The show will have over two days of sessions on how to manage manure to your advantage and to reduce the environmental impact. The theme for this years event is “Manure: Returning nutrients to their roots.” For an agenda and to register go to: Watters, Extension Field Agronomist, works out of the Extension office in Bellefontaine and can be reached at or by phone at 937 599-4227.last_img read more

US Department of Defense Embraces Open Source

first_imgAt the US Department of Defense, open source and proprietary software are now on equal footing. According to Defense Department guidance issued yesterday (PDF), open-source software (OSS) should be treated just like any other software product. The document also specifies some of the advantages of OSS for the Department of Defense (DoD). These include the ability to quickly alter the code as situations and missions change, the stability of the software because of the broad peer-review, as well as the absence of per-seat licensing costs.The document also stresses that OSS is “particularly suitable for rapid prototyping and experimentation, where the ability to ‘test drive’ the software with minimal costs and administrative delays can be important.”Clarifying OSS MisconceptionsThe DoD already uses some open-source products. This new memorandum is meant to provide guidance on the use of OSS and to clarify some misconceptions. According to the DoD, these misconceptions have hampered “effective DoD use and development of OSS.”One of these misconceptions is that the DoD would have to distribute any changes made to the OSS code. In reality, most open-source licenses permit users to modify code for internal use and these organizations only have to make the changes public if they distribute the code outside of their organizations. It’s good to see the government embrace open-source software – though some members of the open-source movement will feel a bit queasy about the DoD using their software. Just last week, the White House website became a Drupal site and hopefully other branches of government will follow the DoD’s lead and embrace open source as a valid means of acquiring and developing software.DOD Open Source Rules 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web frederic lardinoislast_img read more