MASON CITY — Mason City police are continuing their investigation into a stabbing over the weekend.Police say they were called at 9:15 Friday night to the 1300 block of North Federal, where 34-year-old Benny Montgomery was found with multiple stab wounds. Montgomery was transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center where he was reported to be in critical condition.Mason City police say if anyone has any information regarding the incident they are urged to contact the police department at 421-3636. Police say they believe this is an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to citizens.
Share on: WhatsApp Updated CAF Champions League semi-final, second-leg results SaturdayAt PretoriaMamelodi Sundowns (RSA) 2 (Laffor 5, Tau 64) ZESCO Utd (ZAM) 0Sundowns win 3-2 on aggregateAt RabatWydad Casablanca (MAR) 5 (Jebor 12, 45+2, El Haddad 19, Ondama 56, 64-pen) Zamalek (EGY) 2 (Morsy 35, Ohawuchi 82)Zamalek win 6-5 on aggregateFinalOct 14-16At PretoriaSundowns v ZamalekOct 21-23At Cairo or AlexandriaZamalek v SundownsNote; champions qualify for FIFA Club World Cup in Japan during December Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Denis Onyango’s South African club Mamelodi Sundowns reached the CAF Champions League final on Saturday — five months after being eliminated from the competition.The Pretoria side popularly known as the ‘Brazilians’ defeated ZESCO United of Zambia 2-0 at home to qualify 3-2 on aggregate for the final against Zamalek of Egypt.Liberian Anthony Laffor gave the 2001 Champions League runners-up an early lead at Lucas ‘Masterpieces’ Moripe Stadium and Percy Tau notched the second goal midway through the second half.Reaching the final marks a remarkable turnaround for Sundowns after they were knocked out in the final qualifying round for the group stage by V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo last April.Just hours before the mini-league draw was made in Cairo, however, the Kinshasa outfit were kicked out of the premier African club football competition for fielding a suspended player.Reinstated Sundowns made the most of the lucky break to top a group including Zamalek and Enyimba of Nigeria. The fourth team, Entente Setif of Algeria, were banned after crowd trouble in their opening group game.Many Sundowns players had to hastily cancel holidays as the start of the Champions League group phase coincided with the South African close season.Coach Pitso Mosimane, a former national team striker, scrapped plans to watch the centenary edition of the Copa America tournament in the United States.He made two changes for the second leg of the semi-final, including starting with talented but temperamental Laffor.The decision paid off after only five minutes on a perfect night for football as the Liberian pounced on a weak headed clearance and slammed the ball into the net.ZESCO had chances to level, notably when two-goal first-leg star Jackson Mwanza broke through the middle only to see a lob over Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango land on the roof of the net.Tau struck with 64 minutes gone, nodding a cross past goalkeeper and captain Jacob Banda from close range while centre-backs David Odhiambo and Ben Adama Banh expected an offside call.Those who watched the match included Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate who bankrolls Sundowns.Football: CAF Champions League semi-final results – 1st updateResults: Fbl | Afr | C1Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Saturday 9/25/2016 – 01:12 GMT+3 | 83 words
A MASS brawl between Manchester City and Tottenham supporters was sparked by the controversial VAR decision to rule out Gabriel Jesus’ winner, according to one eyewitness.Footage has emerged of police trying to break up a huge fight between the two sets of supporters outside the Etihad after Saturday evening’s 2-2 draw.4 One Tottenham fan blamed Manchester City fans for starting the mass brawl on Saturday nightCredit: Twitter / @_RockyGill / MEN4 City’s players were left furious after replays showed the ball hit Aymeric Laporte’s arm before being slotted in by Gabriel JesusCredit: ReutersAnd according to one eye witness, the trouble was down to the disallowed, injury-time winner.Spurs fan Chris Cowlin, who went to the game with his 13-year-old son, told the Manchester Evening News: “We left out of the away end as normal, and because of the whole VAR thing, a lot of City fans charged at our fans, including older people and young kids.”People were getting punched, there was spitting, it’s not acceptable.”I couldn’t believe it.”I was there at the Champions League game last season and City fans were great, coming up to us and saying ‘good luck against Ajax.'”This time, there was a little bit of banter from Spurs fans, singing about VAR, then the City fans were charging.”Pep Guardiola’s side were left frustrated at the Etihad once again, four months to the day after a VAR decision knocked them out of the Champions League.This time, Gabriel Jesus thought he had won the game for his side, only for replays to show the ball ricocheted off Aymeric Laporte’s arm in the build-up.And with the new ruling stating no goal can be allowed to stand if the ball hits an attacker’s arm – regardless of whether it is deliberate or accidental – the home supporters’ celebrations were cut short.4 Some others disputed the supporter’s account of what happened, suggesting Spurs fans were also at faultCredit: Twitter / @_RockyGill / MENMIXED VIEWSBut Cowlin’s account of the post-match brawling received a mixed reaction on social media.Some supported his claims that is was started by angry City fans but others hit back, saying Spurs supporters were equally as responsible.Martin Tucker tweeted: “I was there with my son and it was almost an ambush coming out of the ground. Not enough police and when they did react they pushed Spurs fans back into a narrow space while allowing City fans to intimidate. Poor policing.”Cheryl Hughes tweeted to Manchester City’s official account: “Totally disgusted that you decided to let the spurs fans out at the same time as the city fans. Fights were breaking out everywhere.”Kids were in the crowd scared and crying Police just stud there (sic). Had to grab my son out of the way.”However, one fired back: “Absolute lie Chris Cowlin, Spurs fans were breaking the lines trying to get at fans on the opposite side of the road.”I had to shield my missus from a bottle and our fans then reacted.”4 A line of police tried to keep the peace but struggled with the sheer number of fans fightingCredit: Twitter / @_RockyGill / MENMost read in footballSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleAnother called Gaz Warrington: “Funny cos I saw it as six of one and half a dozen of another. Neither sets of supporters came out of it very well, however from what I saw very much equally to blame.”Spurs fans goading City fans and City fans reacting. All this with a line of police.”According to the Manchester Evening News, Greater Manchester Police said they responded to an incident outside the ground after the game and said they made two arrests.SunSport have contacted the police and are awaiting further comment.
In the bedroom is the Uruguayan central branch, Roland Araujo, who will be safe in the call and start the game from the bench.Who could not finally enter the list is the Portuguese side, Nelson Semedo, that this Thursday he was absent from training because of tonsillitis. To this day it is serious doubt, although its place will be occupied without problems by the canterano Sergi Roberto.By the way, the anecdote of the day is that the club did not distribute any images of today’s session with the excuse that players have been testing Nike’s new products Looking forward to next season and they are not yet for sale. In this case, rather than behind closed doors it has already been an armored door session. Samuel Umtiti returned this Thursday to training After spending almost three days doing recovery work on his battered right knee. In any case, the French central did not complete the session, as did the other central of the first available team, Gerard Piqué, which overcame an overload in the right abductor. We must remember that Clement Lenglet will not be this Saturday before Getafe by penalty.So, everything indicates that Quique Setién can count as much as Umtiti as with Piqué for the match against Getafe, although obviously not in the best conditions, since both drag discomfort during these last weeks.
Nico started playing futsal in Pamplona and Fútbol 7 in Osasuna. It was in the Children’s category when he entered Lezama and from the beginning he began to stand out. It is extreme and can play on either side or attack point. It has similarities with its brother in terms of physical power and speed, although in its favor it has better handling of both legs. He is more technical than Iñaki.In the Spanish Selection they also take him into account. He was recently proclaimed champion of the Atlantic Cup with the U-18, at Pablo Amo’s orders and scoring important goals. The dream of the Williams family is to see the two brothers succeed together in the club of their heart, Athletic … and also with Spain. Nico Williams (Pamplona, 2002) is getting closer to fulfilling the dream of playing in the Athletic first team … along with his brother Iñaki. If it continues its progression, the normal thing is that in the medium term the two brothers will give great joy to the rojiblancos supporters with their gallops in San Mamés.Although next year will still be Youth, this year has already shined with its own light in the Division of Honor and has also played several meetings with Baskonia, the second Athletic branch that plays in the Third. He burns stages quickly, although his brother Iñaki helps him keep his feet on the ground: “He hasn’t seen everything my parents have been through. You have to continue working and studying, the first thing is to study ”.
By Dr. Shannon MayBridge is a disruptive force. It disrupts the status quo through pursing education reform in developing economies, where 263 million children — 61 million primary school children — are out of school and 330 million children are in school but not learning.As part of a disparate and complex eco system, Bridge has served over 250,000 children in communities that live within the World Bank’s definition of extreme poverty, living on under $1.90 dollars a day per capita. It has been estimated in Kenya alone that 46% the population is living in poverty. These are families whose futures have been limited by poor schools, absent teachers and limited learning. These are communities on the frontline of education reform. Amidst the global development community there is coalescence around the knowledge that education is a primary driver of prosperity; that an educated population is a healthier population, and that an educated population is less likely to be mired in conflict. There is a unified call to disrupt the poverty cycle that failing schools maintain, that if we are serious about tackling poverty and insecurity, we must change the status quo of education. That is the global driver behind achieving SDG4.However, the question that remains to be answered is how.The answer to that, in all likelihood, lies in how technology can be used to change the model of schooling from one where students’ learning (or lack thereof) is divorced from the creation of teacher and learning resource materials, to one where all materials and lesson designs that effect a child’s learning are shaped in response to how the child is learning. This could be at the level of the child, where a software program responds to the child’s work. Or it could be at the level of the class, where a teacher’s use of materials and children’s assessments on a given unit of learning lead to changes in the lessons of the next areas of content; and data from thousands of classrooms shape the publication of lessons and textbooks for the next year, and inform integrated teacher professional development. Education technology has gone through a Cambrian explosion over the last decade due to the development of 2G, broadband, smartphones, and e-ink. Smart integration of technology into teaching practice augments a teacher’s own abilities, and enables accountability for learning to be measured in both schools and school systems.In many classrooms in Africa, accountability for learning is weak, and often the majority of children leave primary school still unable to read, as in Liberia, or unable to pass the national exam, as in Kenya. This is not a criticism, it is a reality on the ground in many developing countries that people living in the U.S. or U.K. often fail to adequately contextualize or understand. Many of these schools are dealing with communities that live beneath the poverty line, that have been afflicted with disease, famine, and conflict; communities where generations have been failed by education provision.Yet, technology has enabled the classroom to become accessible without standing in it, to ensure that there is quality learning being delivered; that teachers are trained and continuously supported, that assessment and monitoring is thorough. Bridge analyses over a billion data points, and learns quickly how to help both students learn and teachers engage.Technology, combined with significant investment in R&D has enabled us to develop schools that are focused on teachers teach and how children learn. We design everything we do with a focus on outcomes for children, not inputs. Through this focus, we have created schools that empower children to learn substantially more than their peers. The Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is the country’s national exam that almost 1,000,000 students take each year at the end of 8th grade. In 2016, pupils who attended Bridge for at least 4 years had an average pass rate of 74% compared to an estimated national pass rate of 49%. In 2015, it was 63% vs a 49% national average. This is proof of delivering improved learning for children at scale, over consecutive years. In any other field of work, this magnitude of improvement, consistent over 2 years would be hailed as a remarkable achievement.While the results in Kenya are exciting, the potential for the most far-reaching change in the education sector does not lie in ensuring that parents and children have an alternative to failing public schools. It is showing how failing public schools can become powerful public schools — schools that lay the foundation for the nation’s future health and wealth, for all.Demonstrating that transformational learning gains can be delivered within limited national education budgets opens the possibility of countries embracing reform through public private partnership arrangements. This kind of model is already embraced across many sectors such as healthcare and energy, so why not in education? To prove that effective education can be delivered at scale while being financially sustainable for the long term is revolutionary. No longer would countries need to rely on perpetual aid donations or grant funding to prop up their education systems. Children will be really learning and the consequences of that for stability, growth and prosperity, both on a micro and macro level, are immense. Partnership Schools for Liberia is a testament to this; it is why the world is watching so closely. It is also why critics of the program are so loud.A recent study conducted by Pencils of Promise, the University of Liberia, the Ministry of Education (Liberia), and Bridge revealed that after only 4 months of the school year, there is a clear indicative trend showing improved learning in Bridge-managed public schools. Four times as many children learning at a Bridge-managed public school had achieved reading fluency than at other matched public schools.We have opened our doors to world-renowned academics, and are grateful for their support in this project to understand what is working and what we can improve. There are two randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies underway as well. We look forward to what those results may add to the growing body of evidence that Bridge’s technology-enabled, and integrated approach to supporting teachers, creating materials, and managing schools could revolutionize education in the developing countries.We are at a particular moment in time where technology, social impact investment, and political willpower is coming together for good, globally and in the countries we serve. Education reform needs many partners working on behalf of the children and the communities who are currently being failed. At Bridge, we do not think we provide the only the solution, but we know we are one solution. We trust that by showing that radical learning gains are possible on limited budgets, this example will inspire other social entrepreneurs and large education companies to design additional solutions effective on governments’ and parents’ limited budgets.We are not even a decade old. There are hurdles, complexities and challenges, both operational and political, that we face every day in the countries in which we operate. We are always adapting and learning. We are proud to be part of the large group of education reformers, advocates, investors worldwide who say that a generation should not have its future closed whilst we debate education ideology. We are proud of the communities we serve, the families that choose us and the children that benefit. We are proud that they stand up for their right to choose, that they demand a better school for their children, and that they continue to try and have their voices heard. #MyBridgeAbout the author: Dr Shannon May is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Bridge Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Photo: The young boy is pictured with his family, rescuers and the truck he floated down the river in – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caUpdate – for more on this story, click here- Advertisement -A youngster is lucky to be alive after going missing on the Peace River Sunday morning. Shortly before nine, Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a missing child at Peace Island Park. Police were told that a three year old boy was last seen in the area at around 7:30. Police Dog Services and the Provincial Emergency Program were called in to assist police in the search. Shortly before 10, a river boat located the boy about ten to twelve kilometres east of the park on the Peace River. The child was found atop of his battery powered toy truck in approximately three metres of water. The youngster was taken to Fort St. John hospital and treated for mild exposure. RCMP want to remind parents about the dangers posed by moving water and to be vigilant around children playing in or near the water. Advertisement View Child missing on Peace River in a larger map
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Conservation Society will be hosting the annual Charlie Lake clean up this Saturday.The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They invite non for profit groups to come and help clean up and in turn, provide them with donations for their time. The public is also free to attend.The Charlie Lake Fire Department also comes to help take the bags that are eventually filled.- Advertisement -Bess Legault a environmental scientist, says it’s a great way for people to get involved.“It’s a fun event to get the community of Charlie Lake together, to clean up around the lake.”The other part of the event is the Peace Bat Conservation project where they engage high school and public school students to build bat houses. they then connect those bat houses with landowners in the area who have a prime bat habitat. They ask those land owners to do a 5-year monitoring commitment.Advertisement They aim to gain baseline bat population data so that they can monitor species and educate the public about bat population.
A hugely contested first half provided the entertainment with pace and passing, but the chances infront of goal weren’t as forthcoming.Brian Marita had the game’s first chance in the third minute when a clearance from keeper John Waw fell on his path, but his eventual snap shot from distance was turned behind for a corner by the keeper.AFC had started with pace, using their speed on the wings with both Marita and Jaffery Owiti, but they could not get the key pass to open up for scoring opportunities.Sony’s first chance of the game came in the 26th minute when a defensive error saw the ball fall on Sony midfielder Tobias Otieno, but the latter’s shot from the edge of the area went inches over the bar.When the momentum swung the other way immediately, AFC came inches close but Chemelil keeper Wawu made a great save to pick the ball off the line after Ezekiel Odera did well to bring down Owiti’s cross before squaring to Whyvonne Isuza whose effort at the back post was saved.The second half’s pace picked up with AFC making an attacking change, new signing Alex Orotomal coming on for Marvin Omondi as head coach Rodolfo Zapata went for a two-man attack.The lanky Nigerian signed from Rwandese side Sunshine FC brought in some punch in attack with his running and ball retention. His activity at the edge of the box attracted a foul on him, but the resultant effort from Isaac Oduro went inches wide.The pressure bore fruit in the 52nd minute when Salim Abdallah broke the deadlock with a dipping header from Marita’s cross, keeper John Waw caught flat out.Ingwe survived a scare just 10 minutes later when a poorly defended long throw from Enock Agwanda fell on substitute Ambrose Ayoyi, but his shot from close range was saved by keeper Ezekiel Owade.But the home side kept the pressure attacking with intent and they had two more chances, first Owiti’s shot from range going just wide while minutes later, Odera missing the vital touch to direct the ball into the net from Orotomal’s cross.Five minutes from time, Oduro came close with a freekick from range which rattled the crossbar while two minutes later, Orotamal’s shot from the right was finger-tipped behind for a corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards winger Jaffery Owiti vies for the ball with Sony Sugar’s Kevin Wesonga during a Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium on July 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, KENYA, Jul 8- Defender Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah scored the lone goal in the 52nd minute as AFC Leopards bounced back to winning ways beating Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to move fourth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.AFC came into the tie on the backdrop of a draw and a loss in their last two games, but an assured performance against an equally well organized Sony side saw them pick three points at home to move up the ladder.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has warned his high-flying side they must continue their impressive form against Schalke on Tuesday to ensure don’t slip down into the Europa League come the new year.The Blues sit top of the Premier League after 12 games and are unbeaten across all competitions so far this season.A Champions League victory in Germany will see Mourinho’s side book their place in the last-16, in a game which takes on extra significance as they prepare to face former player and manager Roberto Di Matteo – the only man to deliver the European Cup to Stamford Bridge.Mourinho has won the competition with Porto and Inter Milan but has been unable to lead Chelsea to the crown in either of his two spells in west London and the Portuguese was in no mood to talk about Di Matteo’s achievements in his press conference previewing the Schalke clash.Instead he focused on delivering a stark warning to his side, insisting they must not take their foot off the gas and believe they are cruising into the knockout stages.“I am not here to speak about Roberto Di Matteo, I am here to speak about the game tomorrow,” he said.“The reality is we need points. I think this team is one state of its evolution where to go into the Europa League would be very bad. A team gets better and the evolution is faster when you play in the best competition against the best teams.“Maybe we drop into Europa league. If we lose two matches we go into the Europa League. It makes no sense to talk about quarter-finals or anything else.“We need points to play in the Champions League and that is why we are here, we are here to get points.”Mourinho ridiculed the Europa League when it was won by his predecessor at Chelsea, Rafael Benitez, and it is clear he wants qualification to the knock-out stages sewn up at the earliest opportunity to avoid leading his team into Europe’s second-tier competition.“We have two matches, but obviously it would be better for us to qualify tomorrow,” he added.“We have so many matches in December that if we can avoid a crucial match against Sporting to decide Champions League qualification and that pressure, it would be very good for us.“The players are playing very well, the team is playing really well. Nothing comes for free, or with luck. Even the draws we’ve had were matches we were closer to win than to lose.“We missed a penalty at Maribor, and conceded a last-second goal against Man United. We are getting good results because the players are doing very well.”