0Shares0000Newly appointed Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata watches as his side beats Yanga 3-1 during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Jun 4- He curved his name into the history books of Kenyan football when he led Tusker FC to their first ever league and domestic cup double in 2016 and in his return to Kenyan football after six months, Paul Nkata is determined to write some new history with Kakamega Homeboyz.The Ugandan tactician, nicknamed ‘double double’ due to his feat in 2016 didn’t have as much success as he would have wished for when he moved to Bandari at the start of the 2017 season and parted ways with the dockers, moving to Ugandan side URA. He also left the side after less than six months in charge and was quickly snapped up by Homeboyz when they fired former Kenyan international Mike Mururi.“I am glad to be back here and I hope we will have success. I have just take charge of the team and we are starting off with the Super Cup and after that we will look at what we can do in the league,” Nkata said on Sunday.He started off his tenure with a 3-1 win over Tanzanian giants Young Africans (Yanga) in the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday in Nakuru and he hopes the positive start will spell success for the remainder of his one year contract.Having beaten Yanga before with URA, Nkata says he wasn’t surprised with the result and heaped praise on his boys for their positive attitude.Kakamega Homeboyz players line up for a group photo before they beat Yanga 3-1 during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy with the boys and the result we got. Nobody expected that we can beat Yanga but it was all about the attitude. It was not news to me because I played Yanga sometime back and I knew if they used the same game plan, we would beat them,” the coach noted.On going all the way to the final he said;“We will take our chances if they come. Football is all about chances and we will do our best,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Nkata believes that having four former Tusker players in his squad at Homeboyz will make his work easier as they understand his philosophy and work ethic.Kakamega Homeboyz defender Hedmond Mauda vies for the ball with Yanga’s Ibrahim Ajib during the SportPesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAmong the players who have re-united with the coach at Homeboyz include Allan Wanga, James Situma, Noah Wafula and George Mandela who was also with him during his stint at Muhoroni Youth.“They know my philosophy and it will make it easy for me to work at the team. That’s why there was a change when we played against Yanga. It wasn’t exactly the kind of football that I want the team to play but we will change slowly by slowly,” the coach added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and teammate Roberto Firmino join Mo Salah in celebrating his goal against Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 10 – Liverpool took a huge step towards a first Premier League title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.Two goals in the first 13 minutes from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the European champions a dream start before Sadio Mane’s diving header early in the second half sealed City’s fate. Bernardo Silva pulled a late goal back but a third defeat in eight league games leaves City down in fourth, nine points behind Liverpool, and with a mountain to climb if they are to claim a third straight league title.City’s defensive deficiencies have been much publicised without the injured Aymeric Laporte so far this season and they crumbled as Liverpool scored with their first two attacks of the game.But the visitors were furious with some justification at the move that led to the opening goal when a dangerous foray into the Liverpool box ended with the ball striking Trent Alexander-Arnold on the arm.Instead of City being awarded a penalty, the hosts broke down the other end and the ball fell to Fabinho on the edge of the area.The Brazilian is not renowned for his goalscoring, but when invited to shoot by a hesitant City back line five minutes in, he arrowed a strike beyond stand-in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.The visitors had their chances to get level in between Liverpool’s early blitz as Raheem Sterling headed wide Kevin De Bruyne’s in-swinging free-kick.Liverpool defender Andy Robertson vies for the ball with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero during their English Premier League match at Anfield on November 10, 2019But it was Liverpool who were ruthless as a pinpoint cross by Andy Robertson was headed home on the bounce by Salah.– Damage done –City still went on to enjoy the better of the play in the remainder of the first half, but the damage was already done.Sergio Aguero was denied his first ever goal at Anfield by a smart save from Alisson Becker before a purposeful burst forward by Angelino saw his deflected shot come back off the post.Aguero then dragged City’s best chance of a reply before the break wide after great work by De Bruyne.Any hope of a City comeback was eliminated six minutes into the second half when Jordan Henderson’s teasing cross was met with a diving header by Mane although Bravo could have done better to stop the ball creeping over the line.Liverpool agonisingly missed out on the title by a solitary point last season as City ended the season on a 14-match winning run to edge a titanic tussle.Pep Guardiola’s men will need to produce something similarly spectacular to retain the title, but after quickly making up for the disappointment of the title race by wining the Champions League last season, Liverpool look destined to go one better this time round.Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino wheels away from Manchester City midfielder Rodri during their English Premier League match at Anfield on November 10, 2019Guardiola’s mood was not improved when another VAR check went against his side after Sterling went down in the area under pressure from Mane.City finally got the goal much of their approach play had threatened when Bernardo Silva swept home Angelino’s cross 12 minutes from time.Liverpool were then camped inside their own half, but held out for what could prove to be a vital win come May.0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre GIRLS TENNIS: Chadwick given No. 1 seed in Division III pairings. By Tony Ciniglio Staff Writer The Palos Verdes girls tennis team shifts its focus to the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The No. 1 California and No. 7 USA Today national ratings didn’t mean a thing for the Artesia High boys’ basketball team Friday night in a packed Mayfair High gymnasium. But the quick hands and quick thinking of Greg Howell, as well as the quick shooting release of Artesia teammate Malik Story, sure did. Story, after taking a pass from Howell, who had rebounded Pioneers’ guard Derek Glasser’s missed shot from the top of the key, released a shot from the deep right wing just as the buzzer sounded ending the OT period. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Story, who committed to USC in the fall, saw Glasser’s shot glance off the iron and Howell snatch the rebound. “And Greg got the pass right to me,” a remarkably calm Story said after the fact. “It felt good as soon as it left my hand. I was lucky it banked in.” In fact the Pioneers felt fortunate to be able to climb into their bus with their ratings and league-lead intact. “Malik bailed us out,” senior point guard Derek Glasser said. “The guys stepped up.” Glasser scored eight points, junior forward James Harden recorded 29 points and center Shawntell Norman added 4, all missed considerable time with foul problems, with Harden being disqualified after a charging call with 1:34 to go in regulation. And the ball banked through the rim and net, giving the visitors a 74-71 victory over the Monsoons in a Suburban League showdown. Only one other team had taken the state’s top-ranked squad down to the wire and that was Hughes High of Cincinnati, which handed the Pioneers (18-1 overall and 6-0 in league) their only loss, 59-58, in the title game of a post-Christmas tourney in Delaware. The Monsoons (12-7 and 6-1) scored the final seven points of regulation, the last of those coming on a 3-pointer from the right corner by sophomore Chris Springer to tie the score at 64 with 59 seconds to play. Junior Jonathan Wills, who scored 25 points, hit a 3-pointer over the top of Story from the left corner to tie the score at 71 for the Monsoons with 41 seconds remaining in the four-minute OT. Mayfair coach Brian VanderWal could only have been happier if his team had pulled off the upset. “I’m so proud of them,” he said. “To battle the No. 1 team in the state … they busted their tails.” Frank Burlison can be reached at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mac Cumhaills GAA NewsUNDER 13 COUNTY FINALAt a sunny Colaiste Aileach in Letterkenny this morning our U 13 girls represented our club with some style against a gallant Glenswilly side winning by a score of 3-9 to 0-6. This was a brilliant team performance from the girls of Sean Mac Cumhaills led by a brilliant captain Eileen Sweeney who kicked the point of the game from all of 40 yards in the opening minutes to put the girls two points up.Glenswilly came back strongly but struggled to open up our defence led by Tara Burke, Soibhan Griffin, Ellie Mcdaid, Jody Laverty and the simply superb Amy Laverty who led the defence with clinical tackles and Sublime distribution turning defence into attack time and time again.Our midfielders Zara Cassidy and Sinead Gallagher worked tirelessly, winning a lot of possession.Our free scoring forward line led by Catherine Gallagher Kiara McClafferty and Eileen Sweeney ran and ran at the Glenswilly defence setting up and taking scores. Katie Laverty and the simply sublime Aoife Kelly who scored four superb points during the game worked tirelessly, the half time score was 2-5 to 0-2 to MacCumhaills.Glenswilly came back strong in the second half, but with Holly Gillespie simply outstanding in goals, they could not get the goal they needed to get back in the game.Indeed Holly made two outstanding saves in the second half to keep them at bay!All 20 girls who travelled got game time and Aoife Breen, Ava Martin and Aisling Murphy impressed on introduction with their energy.Indeed a mention must be given to Ellie Kelly and Emma Murphy who scored a point each upon introduction. To their credit Glenswilly never gave up to the final whistle with their number 7 and 11 having particularly outstanding games For their club.The game was played in true sporting manner which is a credit to both clubs!A great performance by our Girls to finish off the season in style!Final score MacCumhaills 3-9 Glenswilly 0-6. It was brilliant to see the support who travelled to Letterkenny to watch the game.It’s fair to say that Ladies football is on the up at Sean Mac Cumhaills. The future looks bright!Sean Mac Cumhaills panelHolly Gillespie ,Tara Burke,Siobhan Griffin,Jody Laverty,AmyLaverty,Ellie McDaid,Sinead Gallagher,Zara Cassidy,KieraMcCafferty,Catherine Gallagher,Eileen Sweeney,Katie Laverty,AoifeKelly,Aisling Murphy,Emma Murphy,Ellie Kelly,Jennifer Byrne,SarahSweeney,Aoife Breen,Ava Martin,Kelly Lyons (on Holidays)LOTTO RESULTS.We had one winner of this weeks Lotto. Shane Doherty, Barretts Barcollects a cheque for €10,000.Numbers drawn were 7,14,21 and 24.Next weeks Jackpot is €2,500.Well done Shane.BINGO.There is over €9,000 to be won at the Bingo. Bingo is in the VillaRose at 8.30pm.GAA NEWS: SHANE DOHERTY WINS €10,000 ON MAC CUMHAILLS LOTTO was last modified: November 17th, 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSport
Sean MacCuimhaills 1-12 Malin 0-09Malin lost out to Sean MacCuimhaills in a tight game last weekend with Brendan McLaughlin getting the Malin goal, the team on the night was: Darragh McLaughlin; Gary Farren, Connor Farren, Conor Byrne; Thomas McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin; Kieron McColgan, Anthony Kelly (0-3,3f); Conor McColgan, Daniel McDaid (0-2), Brendan McLaughlin (1-1); Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (0-1), Darren Mullarkey (0-1, 1f).Subs: Stephen McLaughlin (0-1) for T.McLaughlin, Aidan Bambrick for M. McLaughlin. FIXTURE: Killybegs V Malin in Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park, Killybegs on Saturday 7th of May at 7.30pm, Reserves at 6.00. All support welcome.MALIN GAAMalin seniors were beaten at the weekend on a scoreline of Four Masters 1-12 Malin 0-08The team on the day was Darragh McLaughlin; Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Kieran McColgan, Paul McLaughlin (0-1), Thomas McLaughlin, ChristopherMcLaughlin, John Gerard McLaughlin; Stephen McLaughlin, Dan McDaid (0-2), BrendanMcLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Seamus Doherty (0-1), Gary Farren. Subs used: MatthewByrne (0-4) for John Gerard McDermott. The reserves also lost on a scoreline of FourMasters 6-11 Malin 1-09. The seniors beat Buncrana on Tuesday night in the semi-final of theTom Farren Memorial Cup and now face Burt in the final, see facebook and local press for fixture details.FIXTURE: Malin V Milford on Sunday the 24th of April in Connolly Park at 3.00pm,reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome.CURRY NIGHT The Club will host a Curry Night Club Fundraiser on Saturday 23rd April upstairs in theClubhouse. Food will be served from 7pm to 9pm with Chicken Curry, Rice, Chips andGarlic Bread on offer for only €8 Adults and €5 Kids. Followed by a disco.UNDERAGEUnder 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15amUnder 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm and Wednesdays from6:00pm – 7:15pmUnder 10 boys training is on every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 7:15pmUnder 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Saturday from 4.30pm – 6:00pmUnder 16 boys training is on every Monday at 7.00pm – 8.30pmUnder 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pmUnder 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pmUnder 12 girls training is on every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 5:00pmUnder 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm.FIXTURES AND RESULTSThe minors match against St Eunan’s B was conceded by St. Eunan’s last week and the teamplay this week on Wednesday night in the Northern Board division 2 semi-final against FanadGaels in Buncrana at 7.00pm. The under 16’s beat Carndonagh last Friday on a scoreline ofMalin 3-07 Carndonagh 1-12, they play Urris at home on Friday at 6:15pm. The under 14’salso beat Carndonagh last week, they play Naomh Padraig, Muff at home next Sunday at11:00am. The under 12’s play at home to Carndonagh on Tuesday, with the first match at6.30pm. The under 10’s are away to Moville on Saturday. The under 8 boys are at home toMoville on Saturday. The under 10 and 8 girls also start their Blitz matches this weekend.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 oralternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The club have a new O’Neillshalf-zip top available which is black with the top part yellow – see facebook for pictures.There is also a limited number of the Craig Na Hulla Design white top in stock. The shop hasa great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts,hats, gloves, new gear bags and much more club merchandise. The club are also putting in anorder of tight bottom black and amber tracksuit bottoms and need to get numbers of peoplewho want them, please give your name to Susan to order in advance and a small deposit willsecure any items. The club has also a number of sale items including O’Neills Donegal polonecks.LOLOTTO There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1650. The numbers drawn were 5-4-3-6-1-2-7. The €50 euro winner was Paul McGonagle, Lematuder, Glengad. Next week’s jackpot is €1700.GOOD LUCK Good luck to Aoife McColgan who is involved with the Donegal senior ladies team who are in the LIDL Division 2 League final against Westmeath this Saturday the 7th of May in Parnell Park in Dublin at 5.30pm.WELL DONE Well done to club referee Shaun McLaughlin (F) who has been named on the All Ireland Panel of SFC Linesmen for the forthcoming Championship games. He is the only Donegal Referee named for 2016.UNDERAGE Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:15pm Under 10 boys training is on every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 7:15pm Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Thursday from 7.00pm – 8.30pm Under 16 boys training is on every Monday at 7.00pm – 8.30pm Under 18 boys training is on every Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00pm – 9:30pm Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm Under 12 girls training is on every Wednesday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm.FIXTURES AND RESULTS The minors beat Fanad Gaels in Buncrana last Wednesday on a scoreline of Malin 2-08 Fanad Gaels 0-10 with Oisin McGonagle and Conor Bambrick getting the goals. They are now through to the Northern Board Division 2 League final against Cloughaneely on Wednesday the 4th of May in Robert Emmets ground in Castlefin at 7.00pm. Well done to Patrick Collins, Paul Gallagher and Terence McLaughlin and the whole minor squad and good luck in the final. The Under 16’s have made it through to the Darren Downey/Gary McLaughlin Inishowen B-final on Sunday the 8th of May in Burt at 5.30pm. Well done to Michael McCarron, Sean McLaughlin (o) and John McLaughlin (r) and all their squad and good luck in the final. Malin have made it through to the Joe McGeady Under 14 A-final on Sunday 15th of May in Moville, well done to Liam O’Neill, John McLaughlin and Eamonn Ward and all their squad . The club would urge as much support as possible for these three finals, so get the black and amber on and get out to cheer on these lads for the effort they and their coaches have put in since the start of the year.The Inishowen board are organising an under 12 girl’s competition on Friday 6th of May being hosted by Malin at 6.30pm. All help and support welcome.SHOP The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The club have a new O’Neills half-zip top available which is black with the top part yellow – see facebook for pictures. There is also a limited number of the Craig Na Hulla Design white top in stock. The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, gloves, new gear bags and much more club merchandise. The club are also putting in an order of tight bottom black and amber tracksuit bottoms and need to get numbers of people who want them, please give your name to Susan to order in advance and a small deposit will secure any items. The club has also a number of sale items including O’Neills Donegal polo necks.CONDOLENCES The Club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of the late Mary Gallagher Muff, Culdaff; Mother of former Malin GAA Chairman David Gallagher.GAA NEWS: MALIN WISH LADIES STAR AOIFE MCCOLGAN GOOD LUCK AHEAD OF NFL FINAL was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 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:GAAMalinSport
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RIDGECREST – Northrop Grumman Corp. said it completed a simulated exercise that demonstrated the simultaneous control of four X-47B robot bombers during U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations. The exercise, conducted at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, is part of Northrop Grumman’s work on the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) concepts demonstration program. The U.S. Air Force/Navy J-UCAS program will demonstrate the technical feasibility and operational utility of “stealthy” land- and sea-based unmanned surveillance attack aircraft, and provide the Air Force and Navy the option to acquire these systems early in the next decade. “This is a major milestone for the Northrop Grumman X-47B team,” said Scott Winship, Northrop Grumman’s X-47B program director. “We demonstrated the integration of multiple X-47Bs into carrier airspace using existing Navy flight and control procedures, which significantly increases the confidence of successfully introducing UAVs into normal carrier operations.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The first X-47B aircraft are still being built, but the test used another aircraft that represented a X-47B. Three additional simulated X-47B aircraft were successfully controlled during several flights using mission-management software and air traffic control procedures currently used by Navy aircraft carriers. The air traffic controller provided standard commands to a single mission operator, who in turn ensured that all four aircraft safely operated within the simulated carrier’s airspace. The demonstration illustrated the controller’s ability to guide all four aircraft through the approach, wave-off and traffic pattern procedures, while accomplishing proper spacing and air traffic de-confliction. The mission operator was able to monitor the entire process to ensure proper command response and advise the controller on aircraft response or performance limitations.
KCCA will miss the services of Julius Poloto on Tuesday (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Kirinya JSSStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 02-10-2018 @04:00pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will on Tuesday afternoon host Kirinya Jinja SS in their second StarTimes Uganda Premier game at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Mike Mutebi’s side just about did enough to win their first game 2-1 at the same venue against Tooro United and they will be hoping to make it two in two on Tuesday.Their opponents, Kirinya JSS started the campaign with an impressive two all draw at home to Villa. The Jinja based side will look to Joel Madondo who scored both goals on Match day one, for inspiration when they take on a KCCA side that has never lost to them.Team news:Julius Poloto has been ruled out of the game after limping off with Injury on Friday and is expected to be out of action for a week. New signing Musa Esenu, Jackson Nunda and goalkeeper-Tom Ikara are the other who may not feature for Mutebi’s men due to fitness issues.For kirinya, Faisal Muwawu who suffered a concussion in their first game is most likely to be out of contention. They are also concerned with midfielder David Bagoole who is yet to sort out his ICT issues.What the coaches are saying ahead of the game:Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC.“We are well prepared but know we are taking on a good team with a coach who is capable of pulling off a result on any day.“Kirinya love to play and have a lot of self belief which makes them very dangerous team so we will approach the game with caution.“They are a side that has picked up on the trade of playing young players from their academy so they have continuity in their set up.“We just have to wait and see what happens on the field of play but am confident we will pull off a great result.Charles Ayieko, Kirinya JSS.“We are not doing badly at the moment.“We started the season in good scoring form, managing to get two in our opener against Villa despite conceding as many at the other end.“Against KCCA, i am confident that we will score again but we will have to shut them out at the other end.“Fortunately for us, we have the most experienced defender in the league (Isaac Isinde) so we can be confident we can stop them.Match Stats:KCCA FC and Kirinya has squared off four times in the league.Mutebi’s side have won three and drawn one of those four meetings. The only time KCCA did not defeat Kirinya dates back to October, their first ever meeting.Last season, KCCA defeated Ayieko’s charges home and away including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture.This fixture has seen goals in the past with their four meetings producing an average of three goals per game.KCCA go into the game unbeaten in their last 19 league fixtures at home (W16 D2). Their last league loss came in a 2-1 defeat to Vipers in April 2017.For Kirinya, they won only five games away from home including a 1-0 win over Proline in February at the same venue.The other fixtures on Tuesday:-Maroons FC vs Vipers SC –Luzira @04:30pm-Bul FC vs Tooro United – Jinja @04:30pm-Express FC vs URA FC – Wankulukuku @04:30pmComments Tags: Julius polotoKCCA FCkirinya jssStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop
7 May 2014 South Africa’s fifth national and provincial elections were proceeding “smoothly, peacefully and briskly” overall, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya reported shortly after 11am on Wednesday morning. “Shortly after the scheduled 7am start of voting, 89% of the 22 263 voting stations had reported opening on schedule,” Moepya told journalists at at the Independendent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) central Results Operation Centre in Pretoria. “This had increased to over 95% by 9am as election staff reported in on the system following the opening rush.” He said voting stations that had experienced opening delays were in the process of opening by 11am, attributing the delays in some areas to the late delivery of voting material. Strong winds in George and Atlantis in the Western Cape, and Upington in the Northern Cape, had also damaged tents used as temporary voting stations, causing delays in those places. Moepya said isolated protest action had affected the opening of voting stations in Maruleng in Limpopo, Gugulethu in Springs, Botshabelo in the Free State, eNgcobo in the Eastern Cape and Barcelona in Khayalitsha in the Western Cape. “We also received a report of an accident involving an IEC area manager near Gariep in the Free State. The manager was not severely injured and we wish him a speedy recovery. “We have also had a report of an accident near Barkley West in the Northern Cape in which a party agent died and another was critically injured in an accident on their way to a voting station. We would like to express our condolences to their families,” he said. Moepya thanked residents in areas that had been identified as election “hotspots”, saying voting was proceeding smoothly in these areas. “The Electoral Commission is pleased to report significantly fewer incidents of community protest action affecting the voting process early today, with voting proceeding calmly although quietly in many previously affected areas. “We would like to thank those communities for working with us to allow voting to proceed. This includes Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape, Bekkersdal in Gauteng, and Malamulele in Limpopo.” Source: SAnews.gov
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