KCCA FC in Bukedi minus star strikers

first_img Tags: KCCA FCUganda Cup KCCA arrived in Bukedi on Thursday(Photos by Agencies)FUFA Uganda Cup Final 2018Vipers SC vs KCCA FCEmokori Play Ground, BukediSaturday, 09-06-2018 @04:00pmKCCA FC arrived Thursday night in Bukedi ahead of their Uganda Cup finals match against Vipers SC this Saturday.The Kasasiro Boys who eliminated lower division side Synergy will be fancying their chances of winning a second consecutive Uganda Cup crown after defeating Paidha Black Angles 2-0 in the 2017 final.Speaking this morning, KCCA FC PR, Magero Moses talked about the clubs activities in Bukedi since yesterday.“We arrived in Bukedi yesterday safe and sound, this is where we are going to play the final of the Uganda Cup on Saturday, said Magero.“Upon arrival, we had a light training session that lasted for about an hour at the Emokori playground from around 06:00pm to 7.“On Friday, the team will conduct its last training from 11am to 01:00pm.“The team is being accommodated at Mbale Resort hotel where they will stay until after the end of the match, continued Magero.On the situation regarding the players, Magero had this to say.“All the players are currently in good shape with no injuries to report about.KCCA travelled with only 18 players with some notable names missing, including the striking duo of Muhammad Shaban and Derrick Nsibambi.Shaban Muhammad is not part of the team in BukediShaban has had consistent issues with head coach Mike Mutebi recently, ones that saw him miss the last three games of the Uganda Premier League season.For Nsibambi, he has been dropped days after completing his move to Egyptian side Smouha SC for which he will play for the next three years. It is believed that Mutebi is not sure about his mental state going into Saturday’s game.The other players missing on the list include left back Mustapha Kizza and injured midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba.KCCA will be hoping they win a record equaling 10th Uganda Cup on Saturday.With nine triumphs already, they seat one behind record winners Express FC.KCCA FC has only ever won it once, twice in a row and you would have to go back to 1980 for the one time they ever defended their crown.KCCA are the defending champions of the Uganda CupKCCA FC team that traveled to Bukedi:Goalkeepers:Tomas Ikara, Charles Lukwago, Jamil Maliyamungu.Defenders:Filbert Obenchan, Denis Okot, Paul Musamali, Ssenjobe Eric, Timothy Awanyi, Habib Kavuma.Midfielders:Isaac Kirabira, Jackson Nunda, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Wamana Ibrahim, Paul Mucureezi, Julius Poloto, Solomon Okwalinga.Forwards:Patrick Kaddu, Allan Okello.Comments last_img read more

Kalmbach Feeds to acquire Cumberland Valley Cooperative

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. (KFI) of Upper Sandusky, OH and Cumberland Valley Cooperative (CVC) of Shippensburg, PA are excited to announce that an agreement has been reached and approved by the shareholders of CVC for KFI to acquire a majority of the assets of CVC. Both companies have a long history in agriculture and believe that this opportunity represents a great platform for KFI to continue expanding its market while benefiting the agricultural community that CVC has served for over 80 years.“We are looking forward to the opportunities this acquisition will present. This market is an outstanding agriculture area and we are excited for the opportunity to serve both current and future customers,” said, Paul Kalmbach, KFI president.The transaction is expected to close in late September, and there will be no disruptions to the business during closing. KFI is committed to honoring the grain contracts and grain bank system that CVC has used historically to insure a smooth transition for customers. Both parties want to assure that customers will continue to have options for quality products and great service for many years to come.“CVC has a long history of serving this community through employment, high quality products, and customer service,” said Vernon Horst, Chairman of the CVC Board. “We believe that we have found a partner that can continue this tradition while providing much needed growth for the future.”last_img read more

Under 40HP tractors still the bright spot in U.S. tractor and combine sales

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It was more of the same in May for U.S. retail sales of ag tractors and combines, with under 40HP tractors leading the way and sales of larger tractors and combines continuing to lag, according to data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers.U.S retail sales of farm tractors under 40HP were up 9.4 percent in May 2016 compared to the same time period last year, and up 15.5 percent January through May. For 2WD tractors 40-100HP, sales were up slightly for May compared to last year – plus 1.4 percent,  and year-to-date are tracking at minus 2.1 percent.May sales of 2WD 100+HP tractors in the U.S. declined 3.5 percent, with year-to-date sales down 24.3 percent, while 4WD tractors dropped 26.1 percent year-over-year and dipped 30.6 percent year-to-date.Combine sales declined 40.2 percent year-over-year for May but for January through May dropped 28.8 percent compared to 2015 year-to-date sales.“The May retail sales numbers, taken together, are higher than the 5-year average, mostly driven by the smaller under 40HP machines, which remain an area of growth compared to the negative numbers for production equipment. However, farm tractors 40-100HP continued their stable trend, and the 2WD tractors 100+HP experienced a lower decline than earlier this year,” said Charlie O’Brien, AEM senior vice president.“Farm incomes are expected to be more stable this year and we are seeing some growth in crop receipts in certain areas of the country, but we will most likely have to wait until later this year or 2017 to see an appreciable impact on equipment sales.”last_img read more

Sponsor Post: Microsoft Retail Store

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Coming soon to a mall near you: the Microsoft Retail Store.Yes, that’s right: Redmond, Washington’s favorite son wants a closer, snugglier relationship with you, the consumer.Given Microsoft’s relative lack of retail experience, and the fact that it plans to locate near its nemesis (well, one of its nemeses), the Apple Store, we wanted to help. So we came up with a list of ideas to help the big MS make its stores a hit.Warning: some of these are serious, others not so much. Which is which? You be the judge.Hold star-powered store opening events.Announce that Microsoft will celebrate all store openings with live skits featuring goofy bosom buddies Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.Hire the very best people to run the stores.You only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make sure your people have the track record to pull this off.Offer diagnostic and repair services.If Geniuses can fix or replace any Apple-branded electronics still under warranty, then Microsoft’s retail staff can do the same for stuff that sports stickers claiming things like “Windows Vista Capable.”Build alliances with computer manufacturers to staff the Guru Bars.And why not? The big names have plenty riding on the launch of Windows 7. Besides, they’ve built up plenty of customer service expertise in places like Texas, California and Hyderabad. (Note: certain fine computer builders, like Bob & Doug’s Corner Computer Emporium, might not get a seat at the Bar.)Train all staff to maintain the highest level of professionalism.For instance, make sure associates smile politely when a customer walks up, grins, says “Hello, I’m a Mac” and elbows them in the ribs.Display Windows-based hardware for people to try.Show how Windows runs on computers, smartphones and whatever else Microsoft wants to convince people to buy.Promote fan clubs to celebrate previous Microsoft consumer successes.Start with enthusiasts for Microsoft Surface, Windows Tablet Edition, Passport, Vista and Sidekick.Run workshops for business users.Exploit current holes in software available for the Mac. For instance, bring in experts to explain how to set up popular accounting packages and, for lawyers, legal practice management systems.Run workshops for creative users.Run workshops showing how Windows computer users can start their artsy projects (photo books, websites, music videos) right out of the box. Have the workshops led by cute little girls who end each seminar by saying “I’m a PC and I’m four and a half.”Run safe computing workshops.Teach users the basics, like not opening all attachments, not clicking links in spam email and so forth.Run basic Windows repair workshops.Teach computer users how to: remove pre-loaded trial software; replace faulty .dlls; make changes in the Windows registry; manually uninstall software when Windows botches the job; effectively scan online forums for answers to other problems; and, when all else fails, reinstall Windows and all other software from the ground up.Create an X-Box gaming area.Preview the latest games, hold in-store tournaments and otherwise build excitement around Microsoft’s gaming platform. Contain this area in a soundproof room away from workshops, ideally in the mall display window so that everyone can see how rockin’ Microsoft is.Guerilla marketing (offense).Every day, send people to nearby Apple Stores to pose as shoppers, whine about how expensive Macs are, then proclaim loudly, “Maybe we should go PC.”Guerilla marketing (defense).Prepare a list of canned answers to anticipated questions from Apple operatives. Of particular importance, be ready to explain how Microsoft’s operating system is not a copy of Apple’s.Offer kids play area.Create a low “play table” where kids can sit down and show their parents how easily they can figure out a Windows computer.Store closing.To tell shoppers the store is closing for the day in a way they’re sure to understand, have the giant video wall display the Windows Blue Screen of Death.What do you want from Microsoft Retail Stores? Please tell us in the comments below.center_img Related Posts rww sponsor 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Who Needs Auto Insurance Once Your Smart Car Has Radar?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market bradley berman A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#collision avoidance#Disruptive Technology#Drive#radar#smart cars Related Posts center_img ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.Most cars on the road will soon be smart enough to detect and avoid collisions—with little or no help from drivers who all too easily get tired, drunk, or distracted by incoming texts. And that could radically change a lot of things around the auto industry.Proven automotive safety technologies—most notably radar-based automated braking—are expected to produce an auto industry shift that is more transformational than the introduction of safety belts and air bags a generation ago. These technologies require a wholesale reconsideration of the overlapping industries that insure and repair cars (and people) damaged in car crashes. These expenses are measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year.Nissan-Infiniti offers “Intelligent Brake Assist with Forward Collision Warning” on select vehicles. The technology continues to improve.Several companies, including Mercedes, Volvo, and Nissan, are already envisioning a “zero fatality” scenario by the end of the decade. Today, more than 30,000 Americans die in car crashes every year.“The emphasis over the past half-century has been on engineering vehicles so that occupants survive a crash,” said Robert Hartwig, president and economist at the Insurance Information Institute, an industry organization. “The new generation of technology seeks to avoid the crash to begin with. That’s a fundamentally new way of thinking about safety.”Disruption AheadCars equipped with radars, lasers and lightning-fast processors can detect, with great accuracy, an imminent collision with another vehicle. These systems—already found in luxury vehicles from the likes of Mercedes, BMW and Volvo—issue warnings to drivers to apply brakes. If the driver doesn’t respond, the car will automatically bring the car to a stop or otherwise avoid the collision.In 2013, sales of Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking passed the one million mark.Expect to see crash avoidance systems spread throughout the industry, first as pricey options, then as standard features—and maybe one day as federally mandated technology.Americans paid approximately $170 billion in auto insurance premiums in 2013. About 77 percent of that was used to pay on claims, with the remainder going roughly half to the insurance company’s operating expenses and half to profit.Alain Kornhauser, a professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton, has absolutely no doubt about the economic benefits of driver-assist technologies. “Money that would otherwise go to body shops, lawyers, ambulance drivers, MRIs, clinics, and hospital emergency rooms will now go to technologists working on safety systems,” he said. “This is disruptive as hell.”Kornhauser is not exactly sure—and not overly concerned about—how the disruption will play out. “This is fundamental economics,” he said. “The technology to do collision avoidance is so inexpensive that it’s cheaper than the amount of chaos and carnage that it takes out of the system.”New Business ModelsThe Mercedes-Benz Distronic Plus system has proximity control with an operating range of about 1 to 500 feet. It’s capable of braking the car all the way to a standstill and accelerating it back up to a pre-set desired speed as the traffic situation permits.As billions of dollars are liberated from the current system, it’s only a matter of time before enterprising insurance providers begin offering steep discounts to owners of cars using crash-avoidance technology. That represents a consumer subsidy to help car buyers pay for the technology.In fact, Kornhauser believes the car companies selling much safer vehicles could directly offer insurance—much the way they provide financing today. Besides, with increasing levels of automation, the liability in an accident might very well rest with the carmaker, rather than the driver.In essence, the broad interconnected markets regarding auto safety market would shift from insuring cars that we all fully expect will experience accidents to development and deployment of technology intended to ensure that accidents rarely happen.“About 80 percent of what auto insurers take in goes to hospitals, lawyers and body shops. Assume you chop that in half,” said Kornhauser. “I would prefer to see the money in the pockets of the technologists who do the vision systems, the cameras and the radar.”Lead image by Flickr user Ben Margolin, CC 2.0; others courtesy of Nissan, Volvo and Daimler Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Davis Cup: Yuki goes down tamely, India lose play-off tie 2-3

first_imgYuki Bhambri at Davis Cup 2014 (AP Photo)India’s agonising wait to return to the World Group continued as the hosts lost 2-3 to Serbia in the rain-hit playoff tie after Yuki Bhambri surrendered tamely in the decisive fifth rubber against Filip Karjinovic in Bangalore on Monday.Krajinovic turned out to be a hero for the Serbians with his 6-3 6-4 6-4 win as the 2010 champions reclaimed their place in the World Group.The result means that India will now again fight it out in Asia/Oceania zone in the 2015 season. The last time India had made it to the World Group was in 2011, interestingly losing to Serbia in the first round.Yesterday, till the rain forced suspension of play in the second reverse second singles between the number two players, Yuki was fighting tooth and nail following Somdev Devvarman’s inspiring win over Dusan Lajovic.However, Yuki did not look the same fighting player today as he failed to rein in his unforced errors and failed to grab his chances. Twice Yuki had the opportunity to break Krajinovic and turn it around but he failed to do so.Coming to the courts this morning, trailing 4-6 4-4, dropping serve was the last thing Yuki needed but he did exactly that and when he had a chance for redemption in the next game, he could not do so.He squandered two break points when Krajinovic was serving for the second set. Krajinovic though played like a man possessed as he saved the breakpoint with a fiery ace. The Serbian was precise in his stroke-making and hit winners at will.advertisementPlaying a live fifth rubber for the first time, Yuki was far from convincing in his effort as he dropped serve in the first game of the third set at love as Krajonovic raced to a 3-1 lead.Yuki’s serve deserted him as he won only four points in three service games. He saved himself from falling further by saving two break chances in the fifth. The set went with serve and Krajinovic sealed the tie without any fuss.In the 114-year-old history of Davis Cup, there have been only 51 instances when nations have came back from 0-2 to win the tie and India have done that only once when they beat Brazil in 2010 in Chennai. Somdev had won the fourth rubber then and Rohan Bopanna the fifth.On Saturday, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna had brought India back with their stunning win in the doubles after the hosts lost both the singles on Friday.Somdev then pulled off a majestic win in the fourth rubber over Dusan Ljovic to lock the tie 2-2.last_img read more