Capital FM crowned 2016 Standard Chartered Trophy champions

first_imgCapital, the Road To Anfield champions finished the tournament unbeaten to produce the Most Valuable Player Jeffrey Ooko and Golden Boot winner Solomon Okeyo who sunk in 10 goals in matches.The Best Mix of Music team entered the global tournament as underdogs after being drawn in the Group of Death alongside Ghana, Singapore and USA.Kenya who featured stars Okeyo, Ooko, skipper Lassie Atrash, Alex Isaboke, Kristian Malumbe, Shaffie Soud and Ali Athman started their campaign on a low, holding Ghana to a goalless draw then thrashed United States of America 3-1 before demolishing Singapore 4-0 with Okeyo scoring all the goals to send his team to the quarter-final.In the last eight, Capital edged out India 3-1 with Ooko coming to the Kenyan side’s rescue when he cancelled out India’s leveller before Okeyo netted his sixth goal of the tournament to kill the game.The semi-final was not an easy ride either as Capital were made to sweat before finding the tempo to whip Hong Kong 3-0 in a match where Ooko sent his side ahead before Okeyo notched a brace yet again.In the decider, Capital who were coached by Liverpool Academy coach Jay opened the scoring with Okeyo but the speedy Koreans responded immediately from a wonderful build-up but Okeyo was at it again to double the lead when he danced past the defender then left the keeper for dead.Okeyo turned the provider this time setting up Ooko who sealed the win with a clever shot far post.“We are happy to win the tournament. It means a lot to the team. I thank the management for this far they have brought us here. We promised the country, Capital FM and Standard Chartered that we will win the tournament and here it is,” Atrash underscored.Before the match, the team watched the Liverpool vs relegation threatened New Castle United where the Reds were held to a 2-2 draw at home.Capital Group Limited team who were representing in the 2016 Standard Chartered Final pose for a photo after beating Korea. PHOTO/CFMThe team was managed by Duncan Kikata and David Muba.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“We are happy to win the tournament. It means a lot to the team.” Lassie AtrashLIVERPOOL, April 23 – Kenya ruled the world as the sparkling Capital FM football team produced a dazzling display to upset defending champions South Korea 3-2 in a pulsating final to lift the coveted 2016 Standard Chartered Trophy in Anfield Stadium on Saturday.The win saw Capital FM become the first African team to win the trophy after Postal Corporation of Kenya came close last year where they lost 3-2 to South Korea in the finals.last_img read more

Internet filters, screens to hit county libraries

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved more than $534,000 to install filtering software, privacy screens and other accessories on computers at county libraries to block access to pornographic Web sites. The panel approved the funds 3-0, with Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky absent. The vote comes after county library officials studied how to better manage sexually explicit material online at its 88 locations. Fifth District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich ordered the study, prompted by complaints last August from a visitor to the Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country. The woman, accompanied by a child, was using a public computer when she caught sight of someone viewing pornographic Web sites on the next terminal. “We believe that today’s action will be a very positive step forward in creating an environment in our county libraries that is conducive to learning and safety for our young people,” said Tony Bell, an Antonovich spokesman. “The idea is to prevent the occurrence of children viewing graphic sexual content on the Internet.” The money includes $344,000 to purchase new monitors, finance the redesign of public computer layouts at 14 libraries to keep adult computers away from children, and additional filtering software. Another $190,162 will allow the county Department of Consumer Affairs to purchase new computer equipment. The monitors come with built-in privacy screens, which goes a long way in solving the problem, said Nancy Mahr, a county library spokeswoman. “The main problem – it’s related just to people inadvertently seeing something on another person’s computer,” she said. “That’s why we’re looking at a very basic filter as well as the privacy screens. “We’ve installed privacy screens that fit on the front of the monitors. They obscure vision a little bit, so people rip them out. We’ve found a monitor that has a built-in privacy screen that won’t interfere with vision.” It will take about six months to begin the program, Mahr said. Over the years, local libraries usually receive a few complaints from patrons about explicit material – most of which are handled locally. “(On the adult computers) there will be very basic filtering of explicitly visual sexual sites,” she said. “That’s all that will be blocked. If a site that has been blocked and a person needs to get it, we will lift the block on that computer for that person.” Asked whether the move constituted censorship, Bell said: “County taxpayers have no obligation to fund pornography in our county library. The county library will be implementing corrective measures to assure that county computers are not abused.” Though there are always concerns about content filters – they’re installed in fewer than 50 percent of the nation’s libraries, according to the American Library Association – the county’s policy is in step with current laws, in accordance with a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the technology if it can be turned off upon request. “If they just turn off the filter, then they’re totally within the law, and the truth is we can live with that,” said Judith Krug, director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the association. “We hear from time to time that in response to a situation like what happened in L.A. County, that politicians will be making noises. But there has been very little follow-through on it, mainly because people get upset, and there are things like privacy screens.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 [email protected]last_img read more