When Patch Machine was set to play Saints in the Prescott Cup ‘Relegation Rampage’ clash, no one took the game seriously. When Patch Machine lost, they were to face the Damu Pevu league winners, Laiser Hill last Sunday. Again, no one took the clash seriously. This is the legendary Patch Machine, the thought of Kenya’s high school rugby powerhouse getting relegated to the 2nd tier Damu Pevu league was not something that could happen. But it did.
Sunday, May 11th 2014 will go down in infamy as the day the once dreaded Patch Machine was relegated to the Damu Pevu Championship. Patch Machine lost 10 – 27 to Laiser Hill. Not to take anything away from Laiser Hill, their rugby program has come of age in the last few years and they deserve to be in the 2014 Prescott Cup. Our thoughts however, go out to Nairobi School’s Patch Machine.
The two-time Prescott Cup winners (2002 & 2007) and 4-time runner’s up (1987, 1989, 2001 & 2004), Patch Machine are now a pale shadow of their once feared name. The team has produced a plethora of Kenyan rugby greats past and present, and their relegation is something of concern about Kenya’s high school rugby.
Over to you Old Cambrians; what can you do to revive the Nairobi School rugby program?
Meet this simple, focused, humble guy who checks into The Insyder office very eager for our interview. Iddi Mugo, better known as DJ Exploid, is a young, upcoming DJ behind QTRO Entertainment, which he formed together with DJ Klash back in high school. He is a part of the Str8up and Baseline crew too.
DJ Exploid draws inpiration for doing his work from Homeboyz’s DJ John. He always worked on his deejaying skills while in class 6 using the Virtual DJ software. What’s more? His mixes hit the streets while he was in Form One.
I ask what his parents thought about him becoming a DJ and he says that they were at first a little rebellious before they accepted it.
DJ Exploid got to establish himself while playing music at events organised by the county government back in his Mwea home. He would wow crowds as he was the only renowned DJ in the area.
This young lad terms the third anniversary of his QTRO Entertainment as the best event he has ever held, owing to the big crowd it attracted. This was in high school (speak of gusto).
I kept wondering what QTRO Entertainment was all about. DJ Exploid was quick to utter that it was just a platform for helping guys organise gigs as well as try to market local music, which seems to be fading away owing to teeniez’ fanaticism for EDM, dancehall, rap, rock and pop music.
How did he end up being a member of Str8up and Baseline?
“It was out of my own hard work,” he says. At first, DJ Exploid elaborates, he wanted to be interviewed on Str8up Live. It didn’t happen. He consistently went to the KTN offices to ask for an interview, only to be told by the show’s producer that they wouldn’t mind having him as part of their team as well as that of Baseline.
From the audience that shows up on Str8up to the songs that play on Baseline, DJ Exploid manages it all.
Dancehall is DJ Exploid’s preferred sound, so for any event, he drops a crazy set of that type of music. He says he is not good at playing rock music though.
I’m quick to ask what his favourite song is, but just when I expect him to say something by Konshens, to my amusement, he states that Davido’s “Skelewu” always works for him.
Obstacles are part of what DJ Exploid encounters daily. He points the major one as establishing a name in the competitive career that is deejaying.
What serves as DJ Exploid’s most embarrassing moment is whenever Virtual DJ becomes problematic while he is performing at an event.
The dude is obsessed with rave and music.
When he is not working, he surfs the net – uploading his mixes or listening to and watching the latest hits.
Apart from deejaying, the fellow undertakes photography and directs music videos.
If he weren’t in this field, a possible venture into Information Technology would have been his preferred undertaking.
Is he single? “I’m in a relationship,” he says.
In a few years, DJ Exploid observes, he will own a video production unit.
He yearns to scale to higher heights and become an international and acclaimed disc jockey. His advice to young, upcoming DJs is that they should be unique and they should focus on their work.
Judging by the zest he has, Mugo is set to prosper in his own xceptional way.
PSG will reject Chelsea and Manchester United’s attempts to sign Edinson Cavani this summer and insist the striker will stay at the club.
United, as exclusively revealed by Starsport last month, were hoping the decision to sack David Moyes would help convince Cavani to make a club-record £54m move to Old Trafford and become Louis Van Gaal’s first signing as manager.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to add to his forward line and has identified Cavani as well as Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa as his main striking targets.
In his pursuit of a new striker to bolster misfiring trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba – who could exit Stamford Bridge during the close season – Mourinho may sacrifice either Eden Hazard or Oscar.
Hazard and Oscar are both PSG targets, but the big-spending French club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has refuted any possibility of Cavani leaving the Parc des Princes. “Cavani? He’s staying here with us,” Al-Khelaifi confirmed.
Cavani joined the Ligue 1 champions last summer from Italian outfit Napoli in a mega £53m deal – but there have been rumblings of discontent from the Uruguayan at having to play in the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with manager Laurent Blanc deploying him in a wide berth.
The 27-year-old has four years remaining on his current deal and it now looks unlikely that Chelsea and United will be able to tempt PSG to part with Cavani in the coming months.
Going for a road trip or rendezvous around/outside town, here is an android application you should consider having with you. More like your best friend. AroundMe, helps you determine just where you are and also shows which hotels, theaters, motels, gas stations and just about everything else that’s around your location. The application can also be used to book hotels and scroll through cinema schedules. It’s ideal for tourists or even people who like to have their day well planned out before setting foot out of the house.
So whenever you find yourself lost or if at all you’re cruising around in the car and the gas meter gives you a shocking Close-To-Empty reading, just remember to check out this cool application and you’ll be one step closer to getting to exactly where it is that you intend to go.
Ma3Racer is a one of a kind game that challenges the player to handle the highly congested and ever busy streets of Nairobi while racing in a matatu of their choice.
The driver has to collect and drop off passengers, beat time and traffic as well as showcase some serious driving skills in order to gain more points. Collecting coins and gold bags located in strategic parts in the game also assist in giving more points. The struggle to find these gold bags however will have you glued to your phone screen like a game addict.
Racing in a public service vehicle has never been this much fun and harmless at the same time but you best be careful or you just might get addicted. Available on Google Play: Ma3 Racer and with over one million downloads globally this is a game definitely worth checking out. Have fun playing.
If you loved the action packed series, 24, you’ll be over-excited to know that it’s back! Yes, Jack is back! Check out the story below from Huffington Post:
Let’s face it, all you really want to know is this: Is “24: Live Another Day” the good kind of “24” or the not-so-good kind? Rest easy: Going by the first two hours, this new incarnation of the show exactly as “24”-ish as you’d want it to be. Jack is back, he’s as monosyllabic as ever, and damn it, he doesn’t have time to explain himself to you! Luckily enough, there are other characters around to supply exposition, so that even if (like me), you checked out some time before the show reached the end of its previous eight-season run, you’ll be up to speed in no time. All you really need to know is that Jack is a fugitive on the run when “24: LAD” begins, and, of course, there are a bunch of bad guys who will not cease and desist with their eeee-vil shenanigans.
You’ve probably been wondering why she gives you random hugs whenever you meet or just giving you this seductive look. There is this something in you that just keeps arousing her feelings. Could she, perhaps, be your secret admirer? Well, look out for these signs to see if she has a thing or two for you:
1. Random hugs or touching If she is really interested in you she’ll want to give you that hug (that could probably have been reserved for you) or just touch you anyhow. This could be an affectionate way of getting closer to you.
2. She wants to flirt This expresses itself clearly in her body tone and if at all she wants to flirt, and you definitely know it, then she’s interested in you.
3. She accidentally bumps into you This is the most case with many chics who want to attract your attention but find it hard to do so by expressing it through speaking. They’ll want you to go on and say something (by saying something they expect you to initiate a chat) even after they’ve apologized.
4. Her friends gossip about you You’ll know she’s caught your attention if her friends chitchat about you. This shows that she’s gone ahead to tell her friends how cool you are and would even want to seek their opinion on hanging out with you.
5. Smile/look If she smiles and stares at you often, in a bid to maintain and lock eye contact with you. Here you know she is smitten! Note that not all chics do smile at all times and in such cases she could just be a shyer.
6. Body Language There is a high likeliness that you’ve caught her attention if she criss-crosses her legs, bites her lips or winks at you when you are close to each other.
7. Questions she asks you Notice the kind of questions she asks you; whether or not they are relevant. She could just Whatsapp you and ask what you are doing or if you’ve got any plans for the day. Most chics use this tactic to know whether a dude is in a relationship or he’s single.