NATHAN Brown pointed to a number of reasons why Sa

first_imgNATHAN Brown pointed to a number of reasons why Saints lost 35-28 to Widnes on Friday night but insisted the club will benefit from recent events.It was the side’s fifth defeat of the season but once again the youngsters shone.“The most disappointing thing is we led 12-6 and then we scored a try that was disallowed,” he said. “I thought our response to that wasn’t good. When you lose a number of games in a row, and close ones too, your confidence can be down. But our resolve wasn’t there and we needed to fight harder against that decision.“I thought we actually defended really well for a long period and then they got us with a push over try. We did something like 50 tackles and had the ball for two – defending well – but our resolve wasn’t good enough to keep us in the contest.“I thought there were some really good performances and we created two other chances in the first half, got back to 10 behind, made a line break and then we threw it on the ground when we look like scoring in the corner.“We needed to be a little more clinical. When we were behind we played our best attacking football in a number of weeks and that is probably a confidence thing and the fact you can throw caution to the wind.“There is lots of good stuff I can see, but consistency isn’t there. We need to get a number of players to marry up.”Saints missed Sia Soliola due to a dead leg but Brown expects him to return for the next game alongside another couple of players.“I prefer to talk about the ones we do have though and I think we are seeing the benefit of the younger players playing more games. Look at Mark Percival, he is playing really well. The youngsters are outshining some of the older ones. The best forward on the field was Luke Thompson who has just turned 18.“But I thought tonight we could have helped ourselves a lot better and come up with a positive result. Things will end up turning out good though.”last_img read more

Ruth Njeri Waiganjo From Kenya Crowned Ms Geek Africa 2017

first_imgRuth Njeri Waiganjo From Kenya Crowned Miss Geek Africa 2017. She won a cash price of 3 Million RWF (roughly 13.2 million UGX)and was awarded by the First Lady of Rwanda; Jeannette Kagame. (Photo Courtesy: The News Times – Rwanda) Advertisement Ruth Njeri Waiganjo from University of Nairobi in Kenya beat four of her other competitors in the final held on the sidelines of Transform Africa Summit 2017, to be crowed the 2017 Miss Geek Africa the first of its kind in the continent.Out of the five finalists that were chosen, four of the girls were from Rwanda.The aim of the competition is to inspire African girls to be part of solving the continent’s challenges using technology and encourage them to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). – Advertisement – Ruth Njeri Waiganjo developed a mobile application she dubbed Safe Drive, to ensure the road safety of road users. It is an innovative solution to respond to transport problems like frequent accidents. Her solution collects data through a mobile app and sensors, analyses it and the output is the profile of the driver.In other words, her system is able to determine the behaviors of the drivers.Her innovate product managed to win her 3 million RWF (roughly 13.2 million UGX) cash prize that was presented to her by First Lady Jeannette Kagame and a trip to attend the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2017 meet in Busan, South Korea – on the sidelines of the Transform Africa summit, which concluded yesterday at the Kigali Convention Centre.Ruth Njeri Waiganjo From Kenya Crowned Miss Geek Africa 2017. She won a cash price of 3 Million RWF (roughly 13.2 million UGX) and was awarded by the First Lady of Rwanda; Jeannette Kagame. (Photo Courtesy: The News Times – Rwanda)Leah Akimana from University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology developed a digital mobile application she called ‘Bus System Simulator’ aimed at improving public transport in the country, in particular Kigali – was the first runner-up of the competition and was given RWF2 million (roughly 8.8 million UGX) and a trip to attend the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2017 meet in Busan, South Korea.Delphine Micyomyiza from Groupe Scholaire Notre Dame De Lourdes was the second runner-up and was awarded RWF1 million (roughly 4.4 million UGX) for her solution, ‘Water Track’, which seeks to eliminate water theft in Kigali city by fixing sensor-enabled water meters to taps.source: The News Times – Rwandalast_img read more