Blunt Kobs bow out of AFCON Qualifiers

first_img Tags: 2019 U23 AFCON Qualifiersuganda kobs The Kob’s started with the same IX that defeated South Sudan 1-0 last week (file photo)2019 U23 AFCON Qualifier South Sudan 2-0 UgandaJuba Stadium, Juba-S.SudanTuesday, 20-11-2018JUBA – Uganda U23 Football National Team-The Kobs were on Tuesday eliminated from the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers by South Sudan.Wasswa Bbosa’s side who went into the second leg of the first round of qualification leading 1-0, lost 2-0 in the return leg in Juba to end their hopes of making it to the finals tournament in Egypt next year.Hoping to become the third National football side to reach a major tournament in their respective age group, after the Cubs and Cranes, the Kobs were dealt a huge blow inside the opening 24 minutes, falling behind to a Taku Peter strike thanks to goalkeeper-Saidi Keni’s hauler.By half time, the Kobs could not get the leveler as the they went into the break level on aggregate with the hosts over two legs.Bbosa who played the same starting line-up like that in Lugogo, introduced Vipers’ Duncan Sseninde for Joel Madondo in an effort to cub South Sudan’s wave after wave of attack and try to create chances upfront.Despite also taking off Allan Okello later, the Kobs succumbed to the pressure and eventually conceded late to a Makweth Wol strike which sealed their fate.The side will be disappointed by their display especially in the final third as they have struggled to create chances in both games.South Sudan will now move onto the second round of qualification and take on Tunisia early next year.The Kobs now become the second under age side not to make it to their respective finals tournament after the U20 (Hippos) failed to reach the AFCON finals earlier this year.The Uganda Kobs XI that started away to South Sudan:Saidi Keni (G.K), Bashir Asiku, Mustafa Kizza, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Lawrence Bukenya, Julius Poloto, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Allan Okello, Joel Madondo, Steven Desse MukwalaSubstitutes:Tom Ikara, Ashiraf Mugume, Rashid Toha, Joseph Junior Semujju, Alex Komakech, Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde, Trevor SsemakulaComments last_img read more

Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy

first_imgThe ISPCA’s recent appeal to save an 8-week old puppy born in Donegal has concluded with a happy ending. The Spaniel cross puppy, called Odhrán,  is doing well and recovering after his cardiac surgery without any complication at UCD Veterinary Hospital and the veterinary team expect him to make a full recovery.Over €2000 was needed to be raised to help save the sweet pup’s life and kind-hearted animal lovers didn’t think twice. Speaking after the surgery, ISPCA Centre Manager Denise McCausland said: “We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to help us with the surgery, and who sent so many positive messages and support for Odhrán.“Thank you to the amazing staff at UCD Veterinary Hospital for performing the surgery and saving this puppy’s life.”Picture of Odhrán after surgery can be seen below.  Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy was last modified: March 31st, 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)last_img read more

Warriors consolation prize: A D’Angelo Russell, Steph Curry backcourt to open Chase Center

first_imgInstead of allowing Kevin Durant to bolt to the Brooklyn Nets for nothing, the Warriors executed a sign-and-trade that will land them D’Angelo Russell, Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier in return.The main headliner, though, is Russell, who will be with the Warriors on a four-year, $117 million deal. He developed with Brooklyn the past two seasons and eventually became an All-Star point guard after spending his first … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Google’s Marissa Mayer Talks About Wave, Music Search and the Future of News

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In an interview with TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington at LeWeb today, Google’s Marissa Mayer discussed some of the new product that Google announced over the last year, including the recent integration of real-time news streams into the default search pages, Google Music Search and Google Wave. Talking about the future of search, Mayer expects that people will soon do searches by talking to their phones, or through services like the newly announced Google Goggles.Going Beyond TextWhile Mayer expects the search market to continue to grow, she also thinks that a lot of additional growth can come from introducing new ways of searching the web. Translation and personalization are also a major issue for Google. Asked about SearchWiki – which Arrington considers a failure – Mayer said that Google wants to morph the user experience a bit, but didn’t go into any details.Regarding the Google Goggles and Google’s current dependency on text to power its search, Mayer noted that the application looks at more than just location data and image recognition algorithms. Speech recognition, however, is still easier to do for Google than image recognition.Mobile SearchTalking about mobile searches, Mayer said that the number of mobile searches doubled last year. Mobile searches make up slightly more than 5% of all of the search queries that Google processes.Chrome and the ChromeOSWith regards to Chrome, Mayer noted that Google wants to focus on the user experience with features like the new tab page. She described the ChromeOS as an anti-operating system. In total, Google sees “tens of millions of Chrome users,” though characteristically, Mayer did not go into any details.Google and the News MediaGoogle wants to increase users’ engagement with news. According to Mayer, if we were to reinvent the news today, it would look very different from what we know today. She cited Google Living Stories as an experiment that tries to reinvent the news for the 21st century.Currently, readers tend to come to articles from Google and only read one article. To increase engagement, Mayer wants to create more personalized services. In addition, she also thinks that newspapers can do a better job at keeping users on their sites. Why, for example, do most sites not offer links to related articles?The Future of NewsMayer’s vision of the future of news is a personalized stream of news that is portable. The personalization would take into account stories that your friends read, location and a knowledge of the topics a user is interested in. Asked about Rupert Murdoch, Mayer noted that Google partnered with MySpace to aggregate real-time status updates from MySpace users. She hopes that Murdoch will not pull all of his content out of Google.Surprisingly, Mayer didn’t completely deny that Google would be willing to pay publishers for their content.Music SearchMayer said that she was happy with Google Music as a start, especially because it includes song lyrics. Mayer sidestepped any discussion about the future of Google’s Music search feature.Google and Social NetworksAsked about Google Social Search, Mayer noted that search can help social networks by helping users to find experts in their circle of friends. Mayer noted that users are more likely to trust their friends when it comes to certain queries (snow conditions, for example). The perfect search engine would also be able to crawl private updates that a user is credentialed to see. Mayer also noted that Google might be able to help to create an authority ranking system for real-time updates from services like Twitter and Facebook.Google WaveArrington asked Mayer if users need to be trained better to understand Wave or if Google plans to tweak the experience. Permanent URLs are one of the features that Google plans to add. The fact that Google Wave doesn’t have critical mass yet is also hindering the experience. Some teams at Google are currently using Wave for their internal communication. Mayer did not make any announcement regarding the future of Wave.center_img frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Location-Based Dating Site Skout Hits 1 Million

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Skout, an iPhone app for geolocational dating, hit a million users and became profitable, according to a statement from the company. According to founder Christian Wiklund, 200,000 of that million have downloaded the location-sensitive dating app in the last month. Skout uses a game-type financial model, with a free download but fees charged for “virtual gifts, premium memberships, or sending ‘wink bombs’ which reach up to 500 potential sweethearts in your area at once.”The company says its millionth member is 25 year-old New York City investment banker David Gerber, or “StockyBroker.” Since launching in 2009, the service has grown to the point that a million messages are sent per day. Part of the growth of Skout is, no doubt, the amping up of the still-new thrill of location. As this plateaus, it will be interesting to see how well its dating iteration, including competitors MeetMoi, Grindr and Urban Signals, fares. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Location#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

DEMO 2011: How to Protect Your Facebook Page from Spam, Viruses and Profanity

first_imgRelated Posts Defensio isn’t the first of its kind, however. Last October, we wrote about a similar app by BitDefender, which performed a similar task. BitDefender’s app, however, was directed more at the average user, helping to prevent oversharing and privacy infringing activities, in addition to malicious links. Defensio also has a full moderation panel that allows the Facebook Page’s owner to look through quarantined items and decide to either allow or disallow them.Defensio looks to be more directed at small businesses and those of you with a brand Facebook Page. Would you want to stop your friends from swearing on your personal Facebook page? Maybe not. Your brand’s Facebook Page, however, is a different thing all together. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img mike melanson You learned long ago not to leave your computer unprotected against the elements of the Internet. You would never think of accessing the Internet without anti-virus software (hush, you Mac folks), so why would you leave one of your most important online presences – your Facebook Page – unprotected?Today at DEMO, WebSense launched Defensio 2.0 for Facebook, a Facebook app that can help keep your company’s Facebook Page safe and clear from malicious links, spam and profanity.Defensio breaks down security for your page into three basic categories: Spam, malicious content and profanity. For each category, you can set the app to either alert you, quarantine the item, or automatically delete it. Beyond these three basic categories and settings, the app also allows you to select a number of different website types to block from being posted on your page. Tags:#conferences#DEMO 2011#security#web last_img read more

One of US’s ugliest truths rears its head again

first_imgHad James Holmes, the man who shot dead 12 people and injured 70 in Denver on Friday, been a Muslim, he would inevitably have been called a terrorist. But, he is a nerdy, white Ph.D scholar who is now likely to be called insane more than anything else in the manner in which he associated himself with the principal villain in the Batman saga, the Joker.American politicians profess to be “shocked” by the event. But they shouldn’t be. The kind of laws that they permit on owning guns would only encourage such crimes. Even so, in the history of America’s mass killing episodes involving a shooter like Holmes, the Denver killings have set a record of sorts in the number of people killed or injured by a single gunman.Seven people were killed by a gunman at Oikos University in Oakland, California in April. And three students were killed by a fellow student in Chadron, Ohio in February. In April 2011, US House of Representatives member Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot by a gunman who succeeded in killing six people in Arizona. According to anti-gun activists, guns claim 84 lives in the US every day and wound 200.Yet, American politicians not only refuse to pass gun-control laws but revel in the freedom that American citizens have to buy and possess guns.last_img read more

Resilient and resourceful, Rohingya diaspora carve out new lives

first_imgBradford (UK), Aug 23 (AFP) Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth. But resilience and ingenuity have led members of the stateless community to carve out new lives — everywhere from refugee camps in Bangladesh to the hospitals of Europe.Many fled Myanmar as children. Some have been granted refugee status, others live in the shadows with no legal status or protection.Half a million of the Muslim minority remain in their ancestral homeland of Rakhine state inside Myanmar — the country that denies them citizenship — in camps or hemmed in by hostile neighbours.Their history is of oppression. But success stories are being forged and those who have escaped are often willing to give back to those left behind.A “proud Yorkshire boy”, Nijam Uddin Mohammed arrived with his family in Bradford, in northern England, in 2008 after 17 years in a Bangladeshi refugee camp.He is 36, or close enough.Like many Rohingya, his parents were barred from registering his birth in Myanmar, part of a bureaucratic drive to erase their existence.As a result, around half of Bradford’s 400-strong Rohingya community have been officially given the same date of birth: January 1.”My father, mum, my wife, my brothers, my grandmother, we all have the same birthday party,” he says, joking about the celebration expenses saved.Nijam learned English and now drives a taxi and works as a part-time interpreter for the National Health Service.But as the head of the British Rohingya Community charity he says his real calling is advocacy work for his people.advertisement”I hope my children will (also) work for the Rohingya people to free them,” he says.Freedom is a long way off for the hundreds of thousands of new refugees who have poured into the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, since last year, driven out by a merciless Myanmar army crackdown.Their lives are on pause. But Mohammad Selim is refusing to waste time.Inside his mud walled hut deep in the Kutupalong megacamp, he is teaching eight-year-old daughter Nasima Akhtar taekwondo.Selim, now 34, was a Taekwondo champion in his youth but as a Rohingya was denied use of official sports facilities in Myanmar.So for 18 years he crossed between Bangladesh and Myanmar to fight, ultimately representing his adopted country before violence made return to Rakhine impossible.”We’re poor and have never been given respect,” he says. “But after I entered this sport, I learned what respect is… so I’m teaching it to my daughter,” he says.Nasima, whose shyness evaporates when she trains, wants to follow her dad in competitive bouts.”When I grow up I want to fight,” she says.Life was a battle from a very young age says Anita Schug, who was forced from Myanmar in the early 1980s but soared through education in Europe to become a neurosurgeon, working in German hospitals.”If others worked 100 per cent to achieve their goals I had to work at least twice as much as them,” the 37-year-old says from her current home in Solothurn, Switzerland.”I got used to the challenges and as a result I went for the challenging tasks. Neurosurgery, I saw it as a challenge and that’s why I went for it.” Rohingya inside Myanmar are locked out from education and healthcare, destroying the human resources of the community.For Anita and her two sisters, who are also doctors, their education will help to serve their community, one they say has “endless needs”.Activism runs in the family, and Anita is now prominent advocate working with the lobby group the European Rohingya Council.A warping of history by Myanmar’s army has cast the Rohingya as “Bengali” infiltrators to the Buddhist-majority country.But, says Anita, “there is historical evidence that both Rakhine and Rohingya community existed peacefully side by side for generations”.In Yangon, Aung Kyaw Moe, 35, works to diffuse tensions between all communities in a nation cross-stitched by different ethnicities and civil wars.”We’re a peace-building organisation,” he says from the Yangon office of the Center for Social Integrity.Through leadership seminars for young people from different minorities, education projects in Rakhine and the provision of basic humanitarian aid, he hopes his organisation can make a small but important contribution to building tolerance.But from bitter experience, Aung Kyaw Moe knows what it is to be on the outside.”My registration says “Bengali”… it’s not something I claim to be. I am from Myanmar,” he says.”I don’t want young people to go through my life.” – The Activist -advertisement One of the largest overseas Rohingya communities is in Malaysia, a Muslim country where 75,000 Rohingya have fled.But few Rohingya — especially women — have access to education, jobs and healthcare, something Sharifah Shakirah is trying to amend.In a Kuala Lumpur classroom, more than two dozen Rohingya women study languages, crafts, religion and drama.”I want women to feel like they can do things so they can stand for themselves,” says 25-year-old founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network.”Education gives people hope.”Originally from Buthidaung near the Bangladesh border, Sharifah joined her family in Malaysia when she was about five.She challenges traditional values inside her community, railing against issues like domestic violence and child marriage. That has prodded a negative reaction from some men, but Sharifah has no intention of stopping.”They feel that (way) because they’re losing their power, and feel I should be in the kitchen,” she said.But with Rohingya women on the very margins of an already vulnerable refugee community, Sharifah says her work is too important to be stopped by prejudice.(AFP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

$80M Provided for Education Ministry Renovations

first_img The Government has allocated approximately $80 million to renovate the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s head office at National Heroes Circle and its Caenwood Centre facilities on Arnold Road in Kingston during the 2018/19 fiscal yearDetails are provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Work at the National Heroes Circle complex will entail renovation of the bathroom facilities and construction of a perimeter wall.Activities at Caenwood Centre will involve improvements to Grant Hall, Allen Hall, the Georgian Building and the former CPC building, along with upgrading of the sanitary facilities and air-conditioning systems.The Education Ministry has received $103 billion for recurrent expenses and $1.6 billion for capital expenditure during 2018/19, which is cumulatively the second largest allocation from this year’s Budget, totalling $773.6 billion.The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has been allocated the largest sum, with $240 billion for recurrent expenses and $155 billion for capital expenditure.A total of $560 billion of the Government’s overall Budget is earmarked for recurrent (housekeeping) expenses and $213.6 billion for capital (development) projects. Work at the National Heroes Circle complex will entail renovation of the bathroom facilities and construction of a perimeter wall. The Government has allocated approximately $1 billion to renovate the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s head office at National Heroes Circle and its Caenwood Centre facilities on Arnold Road in Kingston during the 2018/19 fiscal year The Education Ministry has received $103 billion for recurrent expenses and $1.6 billion for capital expenditure during 2018/19, which is cumulatively the second largest allocation from this year’s Budget, totalling $773.6 billion. Story Highlightslast_img read more