Mbarara target second spot at home to Onduparaka FC

first_imgA win on Wednesday will see Mbarara move into second on the standings (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City vs Onduparaka FCKakyeka Stadium, MbararaWednesday, 20-02-2019 @4:30pmMBARARA – Mbarara City will be hoping they can continue their fine season when they host Onduparaka FC at the Kakyeka Stadium.In one of the three StarTimes Uganda Premier League games to be played on Wednesday afternoon, the Anole Lions will have second place high on the agenda even before the game kicks off.Currently seated third with 36 points, Mbarara have 36 points, two behind second placed Vipers and a win against the Caterpillars will see them climb temporarily second.However, it will not be a walk in the park as Onduparaka are desperate to rejuvenate their season.Sadiq Sempiji’s side are coming off a humiliating elimination from the Uganda Cup as they lost 2-1 away to Big League side Proline. Having topped the standings in the League earlier this season, Onduparaka now find themselves 6th, 17 points of the pace.If they fail to win away to Mbarara, they will have gone 8 league games without victory, a situation that spells disaster for the Arua based side.What they are saying ahead of the game:Baker Kasule, Mbarara City assistant head coach.“We are ready for the game. We got two red cards the last time we played Onduparaka but thankfully we got a point off them.“We are used to playing and winning at home so they (Onduparaka) and not we are under pressure. We know we have an upper hand going into the game and believe we will win.Sadiq Sempiji, Onduparaka FC head coach.“Mbarara are a strong side at home like most of the teams in the League.That is all because teams prepare well at home, you have to utilize your home advantage but that doesn’t mean we are tourists in Kakyeka because Mbarara are at home.Match Facts:This will be the fourth top flight meeting between the two sides eversince Mbarara returned to the top flight in 2017.In the first three, Mbarara is yet to lose a game to the Caterpillars (W1 D2).The first game between the two this season ended in a 0-0 draw at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.In the reverse fixture last season, Mbarara defeated Onduparaka 1-0 at Kakyeka.This fixture has seen only one goal in the last three meetings, the least goal tally between two sides in the top flight during that period.Mbarara go into the game unbeaten in any of their last 10 League games (W5 D5). The last time the Ankole Lions lost in the league was in the 3-1 loss away to police on 30-11-2018.At home, they are yet to taste defeat this season, winning 8 and drawing two of their first 10 games.For Onduparaka, they are currently in need of inspiration as they have won only one of their last 9 games in all competitions (D4 L4).Away from home, they have lost four of their last six games (W1 D1).The other games on Wednesday:-Ndejje University vs Tooro United @4:30pm-Bul FC vs SC Villa @4:30pmComments Tags: Baker KasuleMbarara Cityonduparaka fcSadiq SempijiStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick back in San Francisco — sort of

first_imgColin Kaepernick is back in San Francisco. And he’s larger than ever.The former 49ers quarterback’s likeness now towers over Union Square in the city in the form of a giant billboard as part of his new Nike ad campaign.Lots of people have opinions about the @Kaepernick7 ad campaign and the #NikeBoycott. Many we spoke to outside the @Nike in #SanFrancisco support him and the store. The new billboard sits above the Union Square location. @KTVU pic.twitter.com/juNNAtcnJu— Cristina Rendon …last_img

Clippers 121, Warriors 116: Kevin Durant frustrated with Draymond Green & officiating

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Warriors’ championship fabric started to tear.The Warriors labored without Stephen Curry to guide them because of an injury. The Warriors struggled without Kevin Durant after fouling out. The Warriors became anxious, exhilarated and then anxious as Klay Thompson struggled with his shot, rediscovered it in crunch time and struggled again. And the Warriors saw Draymond Green fight through rustiness before having heated words with Durant on the bench.Yes, there is plenty to …last_img

Falling Rocks Leave Holes in Science

first_imgHard data in astronomy is hard to come by, except when it comes by special delivery – as with meteorites.  If there is any class of phenomena that should be well understood, it should be space debris and the craters they form, because the processes involved can be watched in real time.  Meteorites adorn many institutions and private collections.  In addition to thousands of craters that can be studied on the moon and other bodies, we have plenty of examples right here on the home planet.  The physics of crater formation is subject to modeling on computers.  For good measure, experiments on crater formation can be performed in the lab by shooting materials into rock and ice.  A few recent science reports illustrate, however, that a great deal remains puzzling and mysterious.What is it?  National Geographic News reported that “A pair of mysterious meteorites discovered in Antarctica is baffling scientists who are struggling to determine the origin of the space rocks.”  The rocks were “oddly rusted and salty and smelled like rotten eggs.”  It’s not that they worry these were left by the Space Chicken; they just don’t know what laid them on the Antarctic ice.  Unusual for meteorites, these two are partially melted and contain anomalous amounts of feldspar.  “Thus there are two mysteries,” one of the discoverers said.  “What is the parent planet for the rock, and what type of geologic activity on that planet produced the unusual mineral assemblage?”  That seems to cover the most important points to know, other than that they exist.Low and behold:  In Peru, eyewitnesses watched a crater form last September 15 when a large bolide hit the ground.  The panic it caused among locals is of interest to psychologists, but the impact crater itself, now filled with water, is also filled with puzzles.    Space.com, the BBC News and Science Daily told how this crater is impacting ideas about meteorite fall and crater formation.  Scientists were so baffled by it, some thought it was a fake: “It just didn’t make sense with what we understand of collisions with this type of fragile rock.” The object should have shattered and dispersed before hitting the ground.  Bad news to humans dodging space rocks: this one appears to have hit with full force at 15,000 miles per hour.    The crater it formed (49 feet across) is leading some scientists to suspect other water-filled circular depressions around the earth might have formed the same way.  One planetary scientist remarked, “Perhaps they also will defy our understanding.”Mercury falling:  The MESSENGER team reported this week at the Lunar and Planetary Science conference in Boulder, Colorado that they can’t explain some mysterious craters.  Space.com said that there are two new classes of craters in pictures from the January 14 flyby (see 01/17/2008) that “scientists are puzzling over how to explain.”  Two craters have dark rims and another has an unusual shiny bottom.  Of the latter, Clark Chapman remarked, “I haven’t heard any really convincing explanations from our science team.  We don’t yet know what the material is, why it is so bright, or why it is localized in this particular crater.”Crater upheaval:  Was it a salt dome?  a circular monocline?  a volcano, or something else?  Long suspected to be an impact crater, Upheaval Dome in Utah is looking more like, indeed, it was hit by a space rock.  Two Berliners reported in Geology this month that they have confirmed the impact hypothesis by detecting shocked quartz grains in the periphery of the central uplift.  Calling this feature the “sphinx of geology,” they said, “The very controversial debate about Upheaval Dome’s origin has lasted nearly a century, over the course of which extremely different hypotheses (gradualism versus catastrophism) have been proposed.”  Chalk one up for the catastrophists.Space enthusiasts will surely want to peruse the craters that became visible yesterday during Cassini’s close flyby of Enceladus.  Some of the craters in the north polar region (across the world from the geyser eruptions) appear semi-melted, while others are half-erased by subsequent geological activity.  Others, with irregular edges, have large mounds in their centers criss-crossed by fractures.  The lack of new impacts in the flows would suggest that these regions are very young.    Adding these stories to the upsets about crater count dating (12/20/2005, 06/08/2006, 05/14/2003, 12/27/2002) should convince onlookers that planetary scientists, like mountain drivers, also need to watch for falling rocks.1.  Buchner and Kenkmann, “Upheaval Dome, Utah, USA: Impact origin confirmed,” Geology, Volume 36, Issue 3 (March 2008), pp. 227-230.The lesson of this entry is not that scientists are incapable of someday understanding this subject better.  It is that here is a subject right under our noses that is poorly understood.  If there are this many anomalies, upsets and mysteries about something easily amenable to scientific investigation, how reliable are their pronouncements about far distant and unobservable phenomena like dark matter, black holes and the birth of the universe?    Puzzles are good for science.  Thank goodness there are plenty of mysteries for future scientists to solve.  Let the reader of science news reports beware, however.  Science reporters are among the most dogmatic in the world about accepted theories and consensus explanations.  A little experience with puzzles and anomalies in science is an effective antidote for dupidity.** Dupidity, n. A tendency to become a dupe of the press.  (A new CEH word coined for this occasion.)(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Life Is Smarter Than We Know

first_imgHow can toads calculate?  How can cells without a brain or central nervous system figure out a balanced diet?  How can bugs navigate the wind for optimum flight time?  These are some of the questions that can arise from observations of the living world.  The more we learn about life, the more we find unexpected abilities in the most “primitive” of living things.    The ameba seems like a lowly life form.  How smart can it be?  French scientists found out they are not only social organisms; they know how to obtain a balanced diet.  Science Daily reported that “Even single-celled organisms feed themselves in a ‘smart’ manner.”  Experiments showed that amoebas thrive best with a ratio of two parts protein to one part sugar.  When presented with a veritable grocery stand of nutrients, they went for the optimal ingredients on their own.  “Social amoebae are thus capable of solving complex nutritional challenges, quite a surprising feat for a very simple organism lacking a centralizing system,” the article said.  “The researchers are now attempting to elucidate the mechanisms involved.”    Toads look pretty clumsy when they hop and flop, but they actually calculate the timing and impact of their landings.  Another article on Science Daily reported that experiments at Holyoke College demonstrate that “toads, like humans, are capable of anticipating when and how hard they’re going to land after a jump and activating muscles important in absorbing impact accordingly.”  This ability had only been demonstrated previously in mammals.  The observations showed that toads adjust their elbow tension according to the length of the hop.  “In addition, one major elbow muscle was always activated at a fixed interval prior to landing in all hops, regardless of distance, suggesting that toads not only gauge how hard they’re going to hit the ground, but also anticipate precisely when that will happen.”  It seems obvious that rapid feedback from eyes and other senses is involved.  This is the first time that tuned muscle activation before landings has been observed in amphibians, and “It raises questions about how widespread this ability is among other species and how important feedback from various sensory systems—e.g., vision—is for mediating this ability.”  The team plans to blindfold some toads in their next experiments to measure the dependency on visual input for this ability.    We tend to think of birds as the champions of migration, but research in the UK shows that “the flight behavior of some insects is similar to that of migrating birds in its sophistication.”  The short story in Live Science explains that “high-flying moths and butterflies are able to select favorable winds and correct for drift, tactics that maximize the ground the insects cover and optimize their travel times.”  That certainly must be true for monarch butterflies that are currently enjoying their winter-over in some remote mountains in Mexico after their long fall migration.  There must be a lot of computing power packed in a bug brain that is smaller than a pinhead.Good old-fashioned science, the experimental kind, with controls and empirical tests, was done in these stories.  No appeals to Darwin were required.  The answers led to additional research questions.  Some of these experiments could be done in a middle school or high school.  If science restricted itself to observation and stayed out of theology (see next entry), there would be no science wars, and more young people would be attracted to careers studying the wonders of nature.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Melbourne’s 1st — Geocache of the Week

first_imgMelbourne, Australia is known for being the world’s most livable city. Partly due to its festive culture and cuisine and to its unique sports scene. But on the outskirts of the city, Melbourne provides great views of the Bass Strait and rolling hills. While the Australian coast is the main tourist attraction, geocachers in the area know one secret spot where Melbourne’s first geocache was hidden back in October of 2000—in the outback. Location:Victoria, AustraliaS 37° 15.305′ E 145° 10.030′ Traditional CacheGC7Aby george71 An hour north of the big city, the Murchison Gap Lookout presents a vista of a thousand hilltops spanning as far as the eye can see. It’s easy to get hung up on the view but you’ll need to go further ahead to find the cache. There are gum trees along the trail and if you find the right one, the cache will be in sight. Almost 900 geocachers from around the world have logged this cache in the past 17 years. Not too bad for a rural cache way out in woop woop (Australian for  being in the middle of nowhere). Today, the ammo can has its own plaque riveted into the metal casing to celebrate this classic geocache. What’s the oldest geocache you’ve found?Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Difficulty:2Terrain:2.5 SharePrint Related”Swan Valley Safe” GC2MRF0 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 21, 2011February 22, 2011In “Community”Australia’s deaf geocaching communityFebruary 1, 2018In “Community””Steinmaennchen 3” GC1BZ5M GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 9th, 2010August 3, 2010In “Community”last_img read more

How IoT is disrupting the world around us

first_imgRelated Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Ronald van Loon Follow the Puckcenter_img Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us. This may look like a bold statement to many, but that’s the truth. From elevators to planes, there will be 30 billion connected devices in the next three years. Clearly, IoT is moving fast, and tech giants are taking bold measures to constantly push the boundaries of what can be achieved with the IoT.The recent Genius of Things Summit that was organized in Munich, Germany was a demonstration of how IBM’s unrivaled IoT ecosystem is changing the way we live, work, and play. Here are a few notable developments that caught my interest.Digital twinThe traditional way of conceptualizing, designing, and developing a product is time- and resource-intensive. Digital twin is an initiative to improve the efficiency of the process by using cloud-based virtual image of an asset maintained throughout the lifecycle. The asset, in turn, remains accessible to every individual involved in the process, thereby allowing people to work collaboratively, reduce errors, and improve efficiency.Airbus and Schaeffler are the two companies that are currently using digital twin engines and bearings. Airbus is using this technology to create a digital thread that allows different engineering divisions to collaborate. This way, in case a problem is discovered, the company can explore whether the product is due to inadequate maintenance, poor manufacturing, or a fault in the design.Cognitive commerceThe ultimate objective of cognitive commerce is to offer a truly personalized service to customers based on their precise preferences. To achieve this, a wide spectrum of technologies is used, from speech recognition to machine learning.Visa is working in collaboration with IBM to offer its customers the flexibility to make payments from any IoT connected device. This, in turn, will eliminate the need to carry sensitive financial information embossed on payment cards, thereby making the customer journey simpler, easier, and more secure.Predictive maintenanceAs the name implies, predictive technology analyzes the data collected using sensors to predict the maintenance needs of an asset. This, in turn, improves asset availability, reduces maintenance costs, and improved customer satisfaction.SNCF, which is a leading freight and passenger transport service, has collaborated with IBM to connect its entire rail system to the IoT ecosystem. Using the data collected from sensors, SNCF will be able to predict repair and maintenance needs of its trains and tracks, improve the security and availability of its assets, and reduce the downtimes associated with unexpected downtimes.While the Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world, we are still at the beginning of the transformational journey that will revolutionize the way we live and work for the better. In the next few years, we can expect to see incredible advancements being made by tech giants, such as IBM and other companies. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#top last_img read more

In the World of the Blind, the One Eyed Man is King

first_imgI still believe that you need business acumen and situational knowledge to create and win opportunities. I believe that you need to know things, to be your dream client’s peer, to think like a business person. (This is chapter 15 in The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need)It’s true that one of the reasons that buyers are struggling to make a good buying decision is that it’s tough for them to manage their internal processes and build the necessary consensus. The more people that enter the process, the more difficult it becomes until it is easier to do nothing. (This is chapter 16 in The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need).Because your client doesn’t have a good process, it’s critical that you control the process, helping them to make the necessary commitments to make real change inside their companies, something they can’t easily do with you. If they could do it without you, they would have done so already. (This is chapter 2 in The Lost Art of Closing).All these things are true, and they make the difference in sales. As much as they should be the primary differentiators in sales, I am afraid that they are not. There is something more fundamental that is being overlooked, without which you cannot succeed in sales, and that something is prospecting.The Facebook post from an expert says, “Anyone who still prospects is wasting their own time . . . there is a thing called the Internet, where digital marketers go to get you free leads . . .” But see, the thing is, we aren’t trying to create leads; we are trying to create opportunities. Leads are what marketing generates. Jeb Blount sent me a screen capture (The same Jeb that wrote and recorded the audio book, Fanatical Prospecting).Tony Hughes’ post on Linked about the best time to cold call has 67 comments as of the time of this writing. Some of the stand out comments include, “Why would you cold call at all these days,” and “Why would you want to cold call in the first place,” and “Best time to cold call was 1999.” The final comment says. “The real best time to cold call is between Never and Don’t, this comment submitted by a safety manager.For all of the higher level skills necessary to succeed in sales, the willingness to prospect, and particularly the willingness to call strangers, may just be the most important of all the necessary skills and abilities. You are not going to be considered if no one knows you, and eliminating one of the real variables of a competitive advantage will cause you to miss every shot that you don’t take.In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is King, and the one-eyed woman, Queen. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Highlights from Yesterdays House of Assembly Meeting

first_img Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – New law now prevents the government from including scholarship funding in investor development agreements… this coming out yesterday, again in the House of Assembly during the parliamentary question portion of debate. The Public Finance mechanism, explained the ministers prevents TCIG from brokering these extras. Also from the Q&A portion, it was revealed that the Police Force Cold Case Unit had been sleeping… with the loss of key personnel, the unit fell inactive. The Attorney General was responding and explained that Inspector Daniel Miller has now been tasked with reviewing the unresolved death files. There are 15 cases in the Turks and Caicos counted as unresolved… the oldest is from March 2004. Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Recommended for you Related Items:attorney general, police cold case unitlast_img read more

Arm chip designs will speed up 2020 Android phones

first_img May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying Share your voice Tags May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 See All May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know Computex 2019 •center_img Rene Haas, head of Arm’s intellectual property group, speaking in 2018 Stephen Shankland/CNET For a preview of the top-shelf Android phones that’ll arrive in 2020, check out the Arm Cortex-A77 processor design — and the 20% speed boost it should bring to smartphone chips.UK-based Arm designs chips and licenses those designs to companies like Samsung, Qualcomm and MediaTek. Some companies, like Apple, license only the chip instruction set,  the interface that software uses to command a chip. Others license complete CPU designs, like the A77. Licensees combine those chip brains with other components, like Arm’s new Mali-G77 graphics processing unit, into a single package called a system on a chip.The A77’s performance boost over today’s chips, known as A76s, requires more power out of your phone’s battery, says Rene Haas, president of Arm’s intellectual property licensing group. Arm announced the new chip technology at the Computex show in Taiwan, along with plans by MediaTek to use it in chips coming early in 2020.Better performance is important for getting more out of our phones. We’re holding onto our phones longer, but when we do upgrade, speed lets us tap into new features, like useful speech-to-text transcription, video editing and gender-swapping Snapchat filters.What remains to be seen is whether Arm’s A77 will help Android phones close the performance gap with Apple’s iPhones. Apple’s iPhone XS scores 4,797 on the Geekbench speed test using Apple’s own processors, compared with 3,414 for the Samsung Galaxy S10 using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip — the phone version Samsung sells in the US.Different chipmakers can choose to boost performance with features such as better graphics, dedicated circuitry for AI and larger amounts of cache memory for high-speed data access. All that makes chips bigger and more expensive, though, so chipmakers make different decisions about the best choices for their products.Arm also says its G77 graphics processing unit design is 40 percent faster than the current G76. That’s chiefly useful for gaming, where players can get fancier imagery or smoother motion, but also for higher resolution displays that have to churn through more pixel data.”The game will never stutter,” Haas said. And the extra performance is also good for the larger displays of folding phones, like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.Though the A77 brain doesn’t come with dedicated circuitry for AI work the way higher-end processors from Apple and some others do, Arm offers an AI option through its Project Trillium designs. And even without that, lots of software uses the plain old CPU for AI. Arm’s optimization work gives a significant boost to AI software frameworks like Google TensorFlow, Haas said.Lots of mobile chipmakers employ other AI chip designs, but Haas thinks they’ll come into the Arm fold. “Unless it’s quite a bit higher performance, you have to ask yourself why you should build this when you can get it from Arm,” he said. 3 Comments Computex 2019 reading • Android phones due for 20% speed bump in 2020 with new Arm chip tech Mobile Qualcomm Processors ARM Samsung Applelast_img read more