Holiday makers spend a day in Kenyan slum

first_imgAn American entrepreneur is offering young professional women an opportunity to have a fulfilling traveling experience while inspiring young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Africa.The group was recently in Kibera offering their brand of hope in one of Africa’s largest slums.Let’s take a look at that story.last_img

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 It was the first Grade One victory for the three-year-old colt and was worth ¥115 million in prize money.“This horse is tense and 3,000 meters is not his favored distance but he races smart,” Demuro said after winning the Kikka-sho for the first time.“It was a tough race but he was good from the start and ran well along the way behind (third favorite) Mikki Swallow. I was confident that we would win the race once we entered the final stretch.”Tenth pick Clincher came second, two lengths behind Kiseki, while 13th favorite Popocatepetl placed third. Mirco Demuro pumps his fist after winning the Kikka-sho aboard Kiseki at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KYOTO – Top favorite Kiseki powered to victory on Sunday to capture the Kikka-sho, the last race of the Japanese triple crown.Ridden by Italian jockey Mirco Demuro, Kiseki made his move shortly after the final bend and charged down the outside channel before going on to cross the line in 3 minutes, 18.9 seconds at a rain-lashed Kyoto Racecourse.center_img KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOS Kikka-sho, Mirco Demuro, Kiseki last_img read more

Crawford scores 35 as UMass-Lowell tops Maine, 82-71

first_imgLOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Lance Crawford scored a career-high 35 points and UMass-Lowell pulled away from Maine in the second half to post an 82-71 win Wednesday night.The freshman, whose previous high was 18 points, was 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. Crawford opened the game by burying a 3-pointer and had five points in just the first minute of play. He closed the game by scoring 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the final 6:53 to close out the Black Bears.Matt Harris added 21 points, hitting 4 of 8 from distance, for UMass-Lowell (12-15, 6-8 America East).Maine (3-23 2-11) had all five starters score in double figures. Till Gloger led the way with 23 points. Zarko Valjarevic and Troy Reid-Knight each added 11 points and Aaron Calixte and Kevin Little added 10 apiece.last_img read more