SC Villa seek maximum points away to Ndejje

first_img Tags: ndejje universitySC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Villa have won only one game so far this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNdejje University vs SC VillaArena of Visions, BomboTuesday, 11-12-2018 @04:30pmBOMBO – SC Villa will be hoping their can register their second victory of the season when they take on Ndejje University at the Arena of Visions in Bombo.The record 16 time league champions look to be rejuvenated of late especially after the appointment of Douglas Bamweyana as head coach. Since Bamweyana arrived, the Jogoos have accumulated four out of a possible six points and have scored in each of the two games.Their last fixture at home to Maroons saw them come from a goal down to draw 1-1 but also witnessed club top scorer Bashir Mutanda miss from the spot late on in the game, a kick that would have probably won the game for Villa.Going into the game, Bamweyana is optimistic his side can get all three points.“It is not going to be an easy game like all the fixtures in the division are, said Bamweyana.“However, i am so optimistic especially after the performance against Maroons and how the players have been preparing for the game, we can get a great result.“We are ready to go to Bombo and walk away with three vital points.SC Villa will be boosted by the return of Albert Mugisa after completing his one game ban. The midfielder is a former Ndejje University player and is relishing the prospect of returning to the Arena of Visions as an opponent.“Everyone knows i played for Ndejje and they hold a special place in my heart, said Mugisa.“However, I am now a Villa player and so optimistic about facing Ndejje.“I am hoping to go back there and perform well and help my team win the game.Mugisa is the only returning Villa player for the game as Samson Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga, Savio Kabugo and Brian Bwete are all still out injured.For Ndejje, they are desperate for points as they have now gone 5 games minus victory (D1 L4). They currently sit third from bottom with only 7 points accumulated so far.They will go into Tuesday’s fixture knowing that a loss for them will only light their possibility of returning to the Big League at the first time of asking.Match Facts:This will be the first top flight meeting between the two sides.Against the newly promoted sides this season, SC Villa have played and won one game. The victory against Nyamityobora is also their only so far.Ndejje go into the game with only two win this season (D1 L7).At home, the University side have won two of their five games so far this season (D1 L2).For Villa, they go into the game having won only one of their last 14 league fixtures (D7 L6).Away from home, the Jogoos have won only one of their last 9 (D6 L2).The other fixtures on Tuesday:– Paidah Black Angels vs Kirinya JSS @4:30pm– Express FC vs KCCA FC @4pm– Bul FC vs Onduparaka FC @4:30pm– Mbarara City vs Tooro United @4:30pm– Maroons FC vs Nyamityobora FC  @4:30pmComments last_img read more

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Environment scheme omission denying farmers ‘increased profitability’ – McConalogue

first_imgThe Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) must be reopened for farmers who have their Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS) contracts end in 2018.Those are the calls of Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue on Friday, who said that farmers were being denied ‘increased profitability’ by being omitted from the scheme.Deputy McConalogue explained: “GLAS must be immediately reopened to farmers whose AEOS contracts finished in 2018. “These farmers are being deprived of the opportunity to join the latest agri-environmental scheme GLAS. This is indefensible and denying them increased portability levels, while carrying out additional actions that are conducive with the protection of the environment and climate change mitigation.“It must also be remembered that in 2015, Government said once the scheme was fully opened with 50,000 farmers it would require funding of €250 million per annum.“The government have missed this financial commitment on the scheme in each year over the 2016-2018 period as evidenced in latest PQs, so the finances are there to reopen the scheme.“Secondly, there actually has been a €62 million underspend in the scheme, as of December 2018, so further unused monies are available. “The government must ensure the scheme is immediately opened for these farmers and reopen GLAS,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Environment scheme omission denying farmers ‘increased profitability’ – McConalogue was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHARLIE MCCCONLOGUEDonegal Farmingfarminglast_img read more

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Lesson From Burning Man: The Social Network Is All Around You

first_imgEvery year at Burning Man, I have the same argument. Someone plays the role of the starry-eyed futurist, someone else is the grizzly survivalist. The futurist says, “If only we had map and chat apps out here, we could meet everyone and see everything! It would be a utopia!” The survivalist says “Hell no. We come out here to get away from all that.” At Burning Man, as in everyday urban life, the answer lies somewhere in between.I think what scares the grizzly survivalist (which was me this year) is the notion of burners walking around Black Rock City peering down their arms at the glow of a smartphone instead of looking around at the people and the spectacle. It’s already happening to some extent. Now that smartphones are many people’s primary camera, people have them out even without a data connection.That’s bad enough. On Saturday night, when the Man burns, it’s hard to see the real thing through the forest of arms holding up phones and cameras in front of you. I understand why people want a document of this mind-blowing event, but how many (thousand) copies do we need? The grizzly survivalist worries about the spirit of those spectators who watch life through the screens rather than connecting directly through their optic nerves.There are Burning Man-specific apps, like iBurn, but I have never seen the thing in use. Frankly, I hope I never do. Black Rock City is designed to be dead easy to navigate, and Burning Man is the best place in the world to ask for directions. It doesn’t even matter where somebody sends you; you’re going to like it.Meeting People Is EasyThe topic of social networking also comes up inevitably in Burning Man’s annual tech conversation. There are too many cool people there to meet them all, the reasoning goes. Wouldn’t a little app with searchable profile pages, photos, lists of interests, events and messaging help us have the best possible time?If you ask me, the repeated failures in the meeting-people app category in general should be enough of a lesson. People don’t like meeting people this way. It locks you into plans and creates pressure to be in specific places at specific times, all for the uncertain payoff of meeting someone you only know as a performance of social media skills.But that’s hardly the biggest issue. At Burning Man, anything that keeps you from physically approaching a person and saying hello is a problem. The social network is implicit there. Burning Man is a gathering of collaborators. Everyone is a partner working together on building and maintaining a city that’s also an art project. You’ll have something to talk about with them, so just do it.It seems to me that we’d do well to treat every urban encounter this way. Just because Burning Man is explicitly an arts festival doesn’t mean that Manhattan or San Francisco can’t be regarded as collaborative works in progress.Art is a critical part of any shared civic space because it gives people something to talk about. It contributes to a shared identity. Art is a technology for creating networks of people nearby. And the best part is that they share the experience, rather than each having their own glowing, 4-inch window on it.Building A LighthouseAmber Case posed a question that perfectly framed this issue on the urban design website Smart Urban Stage: “How do we make public areas where strangers are encouraged to communicate with each other instead of stare into screens?”She laments the fact that “modern cities are full of ‘non-places’ – locations where people are strangers to one another and have no impetus to interact.” Cell phones provide a “comfortable lighthouse in a sea of uncertain social situations” in our dislocated urban lives.Case asks for a way to reconstruct public spaces that encourages interaction, and Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere gives some great examples. The NYC-based group he founded stages fun “missions” to snap people out of their urban isolation. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#art#Pause#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Certainly, Improv Everywhere is a troupe after a burner’s own heart. In fact, if you drop the capital letters, “improv everywhere” is a pretty apt description of Burning Man itself. But human hacks of dreary city spaces can’t finish the job. Burning Man artist-architects build physical spaces intentionally to contain and stimulate fully human encounters, and I think our cities need those as well.Keeping A PortalJust about any structure at Burning Man can serve as an example, but one artist’s work consistently means the most to me. Harlan Emil Gruber’s portals are “evolutionary technology” designed to power up the people inside and bring them together. You spot them out on the playa as brightly colored, intriguingly shaped shelters. You climb up into a space big enough to hold 10 or 12 people, and you instantly relax. The whole structure purrs with the sound of the Quasar Wave Transducer, a musical device of Gruber’s own design. That tone serves as a baseline. It grounds everyone inside to the same frequency. It brings us in tune with one another.I’ve had countless life-changing encounters in these portals over the five years I’ve been going to Burning Man. This year, I stayed in the 12:21 Turquoise Portal overnight twice, and you can read about those weird trips over on the official Burning Blog. I’m pretty heavily steeped in technology, and nothing I’ve seen, hardware or software, has affected me as profoundly.My friend Randall, with whom I hung out in last year’s 2:22 Amethyst Portal, wants Quasar Wave Transducers installed in bus hutches and subway stations. Artist Christopher Janney has a head start; he installed an “urban musical instrument” called Reach New York in an NYC subway station in 1996. If you’re a technologist looking for a way to bring people together, consider expanding your view. We don’t just need more apps. We need interactive public spaces. That’s how you network with the people around you.Jon also writes for the official Burning Man blog. Check out his entries here. Related Posts jon mitchelllast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastle

first_imgEx-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Ashley serious about selling Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is convinced Mike Ashley is serious about selling Newcastle United.On the takeover, he says Ashley could do a deal quickly and even if it goes beyond January he think he will sell up.Jordan told talkSPORT: “He’s looking to sell. Absolutely he’s looking to sell.“Unequivocally this time without a shadow of doubt from my vantage point without actually having spoken to Mike for a significant passage of time, reading the signs, knowing how deals get done, last year with Staveley came to the table I pretty much said: ‘This deal will not get done, it will not get done.’“This time there’s a different feel to it, there’s a different metric to it and look from it. Ashley is going to sell this football club. Now it’s not going to hold them back in January from spending money because if he has to spend money he will add it to the ticket. If he doesn’t have to write a cheque for it someone else is paying for it and so be it.”With Mike I absolutely believe he should sell. I believe he will sell this time, I don’t believe it’s a PR spin.“If I was him I wouldn’t want to be there anymore. It’s so toxic and debilitating for everyone at the football club – he’s never going to recover from the impression that he’s not there for the football club when they need him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proud

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero has revealed contact with Manchester City.Quintero, on-loan from Porto, has just helped River win the Copa Libertadores.He told Goal: “My agent had a meeting with Manchester City, which made me very proud. “If I go back to Europe, it must be in everyone’s advantage and not just a financial issue.”Along with City, Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombia international. last_img read more

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South Carolina And Oregon Took Unlikely Roads To The Final Four

Oregon was supposed to be doomed by Chris Boucher’s season-ending knee injury. South Carolina wasn’t supposed to go deep into the tournament, especially after the Gamecocks lost their first game in the SEC tournament, a quarterfinal matchup. So how’d these two programs end up in the Final Four? In the video above, FiveThirtyEight sports editor Chadwick Matlin walks us through their journeys and talks about just how improbable they’ve been.

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Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State travels to take on rival Michigan

Senior forward Brendan Kearney skates with the puck during Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Minnesota on Feb. 15. Ohio State lost 4-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternFollowing two consecutive losses to Minnesota, the No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (19-7-4, 12-5-3 Big Ten) is hoping to get back on its feet as it travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play Michigan (12-12-6, 8-8-4 Big Ten).Ohio State fell in the USCHO polls from No. 2 to No. 6 this week after back-to-back 4-3 losses to Minnesota.Michigan, meanwhile, has lacked consistency this season. Since Jan. 5, it has not won or lost more than two games in a row in any stretch.Junior defenseman Matt Miller said Ohio State’s first set of consecutive losses on the season will change the mindset moving forward.“I think we might’ve gotten a little bit complacent and thinking about the future too much,” he said. “I think this week we kind of woke up and realized that we have to go one challenge at a time.”The Buckeyes lead Michigan, which is ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten standings, in offense, defense and win percentage this year. Ohio State has played Michigan twice at home this season, splitting the series where the Buckeyes outscored the Wolverines 5-4 overall despite being outshot in both contests.Head coach Steve Rohlik said the team knows what to expect from the Wolverines this weekend.“We know who they are,” Rohlik said. “We’ve played them. We’ve watched video; they’re a very good hockey team. We know what to expect. We know we’ve got to be at our best. I sound redundant by saying that but it’s the truth.”Michigan is led by freshman defenseman Quinn Hughes, who has tallied four goals and 25 assists so far this year.Hughes was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, and was selected by the Vancouver Canucks. He scored two assists in the previous series against the Buckeyes.Ohio State senior forward and team captain Mason Jobst said the team is looking forward to the upcoming away game, considering Ohio State has won three of the past four meetings against Michigan in Ann Arbor.“I think historically we’ve been pretty good when we go up there,” Jobst said. “The rivalry just adds that much more intensity.”Ohio State will clinch the Big Ten in the regular season with one win against the Wolverines.No. 6 Ohio State takes on Michigan in Ann Arbor at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. read more

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Premier keynote speaker for KPMG Summit

first_img Related Items:kgmg summit, premier rufuss ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – In just days, Premier Hon. Rufus Ewing will mount the podium as one of several keynote speakers at the KPMG Infrastructure Summit, which starts this Sunday October 4th. It will be his second appearance at the event.This year’s theme is, “Transforming Island Economies,” and 17 countries are expected to participate and other speakers include: Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands; Hon. Michael Dunkley, Premier of Bermuda and Hon. Phillip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas.There will also be presentations from The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank with some topics listed as, ‘Public-Private Partnerships’ and ‘Development and Sustainability for Island Nations.This is the third year for the event hosted by the TCI branch of KPMG; it will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida, October 4-6TH.last_img read more

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Change for Turks and Caicos PDM is New Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIResults2016 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcigeneralelections, #TCIResults2016 Final seat goes to new opposition party PNPcenter_img Election Observer Mission reports to Press Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 – Change has come for the country and The People’s Democratic Movement’s winning members were expected to be sworn in today as the new government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.In a grueling battle, and after a shamefully long wait for election returns from the Elections Office, it was finally revealed at 8:33 am, about 13 hours after the polls had closed that the PDM took 10 seats, including  four At Large spots  and six of the District seats, with a virtual tie still pending for The Bight constituency up to news production time.Edwin Astwood, Ralph Higgs, Douglas Parnell, Goldray Ewing, Sean Astwood and Delroy Williams won at that district level; Sharlene Robinson, who will be the first female premier, Josephine Connolly, Derek Taylor and Karen Malcolm make up the remainder of the PDMs House of Assembly members in this new legislature.Rufus Ewing was not returned to Parliament placing 7th out of the 21 All Island Candidates; Michael Misick who controversially offered as an Independent Candidate, had a disappointing result for him coming in 11th with 1,629 votes.Leader of PDA, Oswald Skippings got only 549 votes and was the top performing PDA candidate, while Charles Washington Misick, Mike’s older brother and outgoing Finance Minister  with the PNP made it to the top 5, beating millennial, Robert Been Jr. by a mere 21 votes.It is expected the PDM will have celebrations tonight at the Party. Rufus Resigns PNP & Quits Politicslast_img read more

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