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KCCA out to stretch lead at the top when they visit Paidha

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMike Mutyabamorley byekwasoPaidha Black AngelsStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop KCCA FC drew 1-1 with Vipers SC last week (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguePaidha Black Angels vs KCCA FCBorokoro Stadium, ZomboTuesday, 09-02-2019 @4:30pmZOMBO – KCCA FC will be hoping to put daylight between themselves and Vipers SC when Mike Mutebi’s side travel away to Paidha Black Angels on Tuesday afternoon.After drawing 1-1 with the Venoms last week, the Kasasiro’s maintained their four point caution at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.Tuesday’s game away to Paidha presents them with an opportunity to move 7 points clear as Vipers will be in action the following day.KCCA have been dealt a huge blow in the build up to the game as top scorer Mike Mutyaba has been ruled out with injury.Mutyaba who has scored 10 goals in the league this season, suffered an Achilles injury in the draw with Vipers at Lugogo and is expected to be out for a while, if not the rest of the season.“We will miss Mutyaba (Mike) because he has been performing well in the last games but we have nothing to do, said KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso on Mutyaba.“But we are KCCA FC and have a lot of options to try and replace him.Indeed KCCA have options up front but none has been performing at the desired levels of late with the likes of Allan Kyambadde and Patrick Kaddu struggling to find the back of the net consistently.However, despite Mutyaba’s absence, KCCA are expected to take care of Paidha and continue their march towards a third league crown in four years.“We have prepared well for the game as we usually do, said Byekwaso about Tuesday’s encounter.“We have come to get all three points because it is the most important thing at this period as the games are running out.“It is a very important game for us and if we are to win the title, these are the games we are supposed to win.For Paidha, they will be relegated back to the Big League if they fail to win against KCCA on Tuesday.Paidha will be relegated if they fail to win against KCCA FC (file photo)The Zombo based side have been horrible this season, winning only twice in 25 attempts and their tally of 12 points at this stage is the worst by a top tier side in over 10 years.Siting 14 points behind Maroons who occupy the first position ahead of the relegation zone, not even a point can save Paidha as they are required to win all their final five games to stand any chance of staying up.Currently under their fourth coach of the season, they are bound for the drop and nothing even Anthony Ssekito who replaced Charles Ssenyange last month, can do about it.Match Facts:This will be only the third ever meeting between Paidha and KCCA FC.In the first two meetings, KCCA beat Paidha 2-0 in the 2017 Uganda Cup final before defeating the Zombo based side 3-0 in the League earlier this season.Against the three sides that were promoted last year (Paidha, Ndejje and Nyamityobora), KCCA has managed an impressive 9 points out of a possible 9, scoring 12 goals and conceding only twice.However, all those games came at Lugogo and this will be the first time KCCA is away to any of those three sides.Going into the game on Tuesday, KCCA have lost only one of their last 14 games in the League (W8 D5).Away from home, the Kasasiros have lost only one of their last 15 League games (W8 D6).For Paidha, they have won only one of their last 23 League games (D6 L16).At home, Paidha have won only two of their 12 League games so far (D5 L5).The other games on Tuesday:-Police FC vs Onduparaka FC-Ndejje University vs Nyamityobora FC.Comments last_img read more

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Trainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challenge

first_imgJames DeGale’s trainer Jim McDonnell insists his fighter is ready for a world title shot. Harlesden super-middleweight DeGale has promised an “explosive” victory against experienced American Dyah Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on Saturday night.Video courtesy of iFL TVTickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk or alternatively by contacting Tickeline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via Ticketmaster.co.uk or by phone on 0844 847 2500.  See also:DeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale out to prove a point against DavisInjury-free DeGale determined to impressDeGale given warning by opponent Davis American Davis arrives for DeGale clashDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterConfident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ winDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashUnderdog Davis is determined to cause an upset against DeGalePromoter will not ‘buckle to pressure’ as DeGale eyes title shotDeGale tells promoter to deliver title fightPromoter vows to deliver DeGale title fightDeGale in line for world title eliminator James DeGale v Dyah Davis as it 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Keeping South Africa powered up in 2014

first_img20 December 2013 In finding solutions to South Africa’s future energy needs, the country is looking to invest in new generation facilities, rationalise consumption and diversify its energy mix. In mid-November, state-owned utility Eskom called on its main heavy-industry clients to reduce their power consumption by 10% during peak periods to avoid widespread outages. While these restrictions lasted a few days rather than the up to two weeks originally anticipated, manufacturers still incurred losses and affected confidence in future power supplies. It was also a reminder of the rolling blackouts in the country throughout 2008 and underlined the urgency of the growing energy deficit. As the Department of Energy has conceded, investment in the energy sector over the past 20 years has not been enough to meet the rapid demand growth that began in the early 2000s. The fact that there have not been more blackouts since 2008 is largely the result of a global economic slowdown, which has reduced domestic industrial activity. Although capacity expansion has not kept pace with demand, two new coal-fired power plants – Medupi and Kusile – are nearing completion. Each will add 4 800MW to the grid, making them among the largest power stations in the world. Medupi is expected to be ready in late 2014, followed by Kusile soon after.Reducing demand Alongside the planned long-term expansion in capacity, Eskom has sought to slow demand growth, calling upon both retail and corporate customers to reduce their consumption, especially during peak demand hours. The government has also announced plans to provide tax incentives to companies that initiate measures to reduce consumption. According to Nelisiwe Magubane, director-general of the Department of Energy, the aim of the programme is not just to have companies cut consumption through reducing activity but to promote energy efficiency. “The allowance for energy efficiency savings will provide tax incentives for energy savings improvements, as outlined in regulations for businesses based on measured and verified energy savings through registrations with the South African National Energy Development Institute,” said Magubane. The incentives, which are expected to be published shortly and come into force early in the new year, set out a tax write-off of R0.45 for every KWh of energy saved. Not only will the incentives result in lower consumption and less wastage, but they should also contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, Magubane said.Diversifying energy sources With up to 95% of South Africa’s electricity generated through coal-fired power stations, and the country being ranked among the top 25 greenhouse gas producers globally, any such reduction would be a small but positive step in reducing pollution. The government also plans to introduce a carbon tax in 2015, which would levy a fee of R120 per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted, although the measure has been subject to intense debate, with industry expressing concerns over the high rate, which could increase costs and lead to job losses. While coal is expected to remain the primary source of fuel for power plants, the country is moving toward a more diversified energy mix, according to Steve Lennon, a sustainability group executive at Eskom, including more renewables. Speaking at an annual conference sponsored by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry in October, Lennon said alternatives included shale gas, solar and nuclear. Long-term strategic plans from the Department of Energy similarly highlight these and other sources of energy, although the latest announcements from the department indicate a shift away from nuclear and towards gas, with cost the primary motivating factor. In early December the department released a proposed update to its Integrated Resource Plan (IPR), a roadmap for power plant new build over the next two decades. According to the base case outlined by the proposal, nuclear would account for 6 660MW of capacity by 2030, down from 11 400MW in the prior iteration of the IRP, and solar and wind combined would amount to 17 430MW. While the allocation to nuclear has declined, natural gas’s contribution has increased, moving up from 9 700MW to 11 230MW. The Department of Energy has also shifted back on its total capacity estimate for 2030, moving from 89 532MW to 8 ,350MW. This is in line with a reduction in peak demand estimates, from 67 800MW to 61 200MW. While South Africa looks set to meet rising demand down the line, for now it must contend with a supply gap, although efforts to reduce consumption could help bridge any shortfall. This information is provided by Oxford Business Group, the acclaimed global publishing, research and consultancy firm.last_img read more

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The Four Essential Apps for Distributed Teams

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise Distributed teams. Virtual work. Placeless offices. Whatever you want to call them, groups who work from geographically separate locations are more common than ever. Despite how widespread this mode of coordinating work has become, there are those still wondering just what tools are absolutely crucial to making a distributed team work. Here’s a list of the four types of applications you’ll need, and some examples of the popular places to get them.Of course, the following list is missing something: email. Truth be told, we won’t waste your time by outlining why email is indispensable. What we will say is that the following four utilities are all things that will pare down your daily email burden. One: IM & ChatInstant messaging and chat are one item, practically speaking, but they tend to serve different, equally-important social functions in the enterprise. One-to-one IM is the best way to ping your virtual coworkers, and is really the only app that comes close to the easy access you’d get from collocation. Cross-platform apps like Adium and Pidgin are extremely popular, in addition to utilities packaged with whatever OS you work from. Enterprise instant messaging services like Microsoft Office Communications Server and Lotus Sametime have been around since the late 90s. Group chat is slightly less common a need than IM, and is less useful for informal access in your daily workflows. But for certain use cases, only group chat will do. Skype and Campfire from 37Signals can’t be beat from our perspective, though there are enterprise-specific options out there. If you’re looking for a network that’s dead reliable, you could go old school and opt for an IRC channel. Two: WikiWe pointedly chose not to mention the generalized notion of a “knowledge base” or document repository. A fully-collaborative space for documents is a necessity, not an experimental accessory to your tool set. What’s more, wikis are by-and-large either free or relatively cheap. In terms of getting one, wikis offer some of the most diverse (and confusing) options out there. You can get free software like MediaWiki or DokuWiki. You could also go with a hosted provider such as PBworks, Wikispaces, Zoho Wiki or EditMe. Options for the enterprise often do a lot more than just wiki besides, and the leaders in that sense include Confluence, Mindtouch, Socialtext, and XWiki. Three: Task TrackingBy task tracking, we mean any tool that exists to keep track of the group’s work. These can be issue trackers like JIRA, Trac, or Redmine. For those less-development oriented, it might be something tailored only to project management, like Basecamp, LiquidPlanner, or the offerings from Microsoft and Oracle. steven walling 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Four: Web ConferencingWeb conferencing is the most formal of these four applications. It might seem like a fairly dull use of the Web to be conducting meetings over it, but often as not it’s the only application to come close to replacing face-to-face meetings. If you’re looking for full video and audio capabilities, conferencing is the most resource-heavy of the quartet, which is why there are more options available from big vendors. The most popular these days include: WebEx from Cisco, GoToMeeting, and Adobe Connect.Image credit: hangglide from Flickr IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

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Wikipedia’s Parent Org Gets $2 Million Grant From eBay Founder

first_imgTags:#news#Non-Profits#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The Omidyar Network, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropic and investment organization, announced today that it will give the Wikimedia Foundation, parent organization of Wikipedia, a $2 million grant over the next two years.At current spending levels, Omidyar will be contributing just over 10% of WIkipedia’s full expenses. The Foundation has been concerned about the global economic climate’s impact on donations and is about to enter into a major new period of its history in which the free-form editing of Wikipedia will be slowed by a new approval process that has long been expected.Former eBay exec turned Omidyar partner Matt Halprin will become the ninth member of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees. Halprin doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry, and the Omidyar Networks’ entry “may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.” Wikimedia said in its annual report that it plans to spend a total of $9.4 million over the 2009-2010 year. Just three years ago, in ’06-’07, the organization spent only $3 million. Back in the old days of ’04-’05, it cost just $100,000 to run everything. Wikimedia joins a long list of organizations in the Omidyar portfolio, including well-known Web 2.0 names like Digg, Seesmic and the Sunlight Foundation. Related Posts last_img read more

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Netflix Adds 7.7 Million Subscribers in 2010 to Pass 20 Million

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Beyond subscriber growth, Netflix examines several areas of its business, such as DVD delivery, international expansion, consumer electronics and its streaming content plan. In terms of DVDs versus streaming content, the company writes that “streaming is much bigger for us than DVD, in hours of entertainment delivered, and streaming is growing much faster than DVD, our DVD shipment and content costs are still very material.” It makes sure to assure DVD subscribers, however, that “we intend to continue to offer great DVD-by-mail service for many years to come.” As for international expansion, it calls its results in Canada “excellent” and says that it expects to be “profitable on a run-rate basis in Q3 of this year.” It also says that, should Canada continue to perform well, it will expand into a second market by the second half of 2011. With continued success, Netflix will “invest aggressively in 2012 around the globe.”As for consumer electronic devices and streaming content, the letter mostly recaps on previous announcements – consumers will soon see integrated “Netflix” buttons on some devices and the company will continue to vie for first-run streaming content and complete television shows. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Netflix is announcing its Q4 2010 earnings (pdf) today and one of the big stories, as you might expect, is the company’s explosive growth. According to the letter the company issued to its shareholders, Netflix surpassed the 20 million subscriber mark in final hours of 2010, adding 7.7 million of those subscribers during 2010.In the letter, the company looks at this growth and explains how it will only help the company to continue to add compelling content and increase its business in the times ahead.According to the letter, subscriber growth in 2010 far outpaced its original prediction of 3.6 million. Part of this growth, it says, can be attributed to its newly-offered streaming-only plan, which accounts for more than a third of all new subscribers. Of the 7.7 million new subscribers in 2010, nearly 3.1 million arrived in the fourth quarter alone. As the letter explains, this sort of growth “means more money to license content with, which drives more subscriber growth.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Driving More Efficiently

first_imgLike a lot of people, I‘m often running late. One of our two cars—a five-year-old Honda Civic Hybrid—has a digital readout showing fuel economy. Because I travel so much (ironically hopping on a plane or driving hours to lecture about energy savings or green building), I get lots of opportunity to track my mileage. When I’m running late and have to speed down to the airport—sometimes pushing my luck at 70-75 miles per hour—I find my mileage running about 40-42 mpg. On a more relaxed return drive at 60 or even 55 mph, my fuel economy jumps by 20% or more—to over 50 mpg.The difference is reduced wind resistance. It reminds me, in very clear terms, just how significantly I can save energy and money by altering my driving habits. In this column, we’ll take a look at a range of options for improving driving efficiency.Reduce your driving speed. Stick to the speed limit, or even drive slightly below (as long as you’re not increasing risk by impeding traffic). Reducing highway speed from 65 mph to 55 mph increases fuel economy by 10-15%. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) suggests thinking of every 5 mpg over 60 mpg as equivalent to paying at extra $0.30 per gallon for gas.Avoid aggressive driving. Rapid acceleration and hard braking can increase fuel consumption by as much as 33%, according to the DOE, while increasing pollution emissions five-fold. Coasting to a stop saves energy (since you take your foot off the accelerator sooner) and reduces wear on your brakes.Don’t idle your vehicle. If you’re going to be sitting for more than about 30 seconds, turn the ignition off to save fuel. Most cars don’t need to be warmed up—except, perhaps, in the coldest weather.Drive direct routes and avoid traffic. By shortening your route, you can save energy—though on a rough, curvy road, your mileage may drop. Try to avoid rush hour.Use cruise control on highways—usually. If you have a heavy foot, use cruise control to maintain even speeds at or slightly below the speed limit. On hilly highways, though, you may be able to do better without cruise control by slowing down somewhat on inclines and then allowing gravity to help on downhills.Use the proper gear. If you have a manual transmission, upshift through the gears quickly, unless extra torque is needed (uphill, pulling a trailer, etc.). With an automatic, ease off on the accelerator to induce upshifting. If your car has an “overdrive” gear, use it on highways.Use your air conditioner sparingly. When driving around town, open your windows and turn off the A/C to save energy. On highways, it’s better to close windows to minimize drag.Keep tires properly inflated. Underinflated tires will reduce your fuel economy. Most tires lose about 1 psi per month and 1 psi for every 10-degree drop in temperature. For every 3 psi reduction in tire pressure, fuel economy drops by about 1%, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), while reducing tire life and detracting from handling. Buy low-rolling-resistance tires, which can boost fuel economy by as much as 4%.Keep the engine tuned up. An well-tuned engine will perform better and achieve better fuel economy. Service your vehicle regularly, including oil and air filter changes. Use the recommended grade of motor oil.Remove rooftop racks. Anything attached to your vehicle will increase aerodynamic drag and reduce fuel economy. When not in use, remove rooftop bicycle, ski, and luggage racks. Even a flag on your antenna can reduce your mileage by 1-2 mpg (negating your patriotism).Remove unnecessary weight. Added weight in a car or truck makes the engine work harder; 100 pounds of extra weight reduces fuel economy by about 1%, according to ACEEE.Park in the shade. Keeping your car cool when parked not only reduces the need for air conditioning when you start up, but it can also reduce evaporation of gasoline.Buy a more efficient car. The next time you’re in the market for a vehicle, choose a more efficient model. Carefully consider whether you really need a truck or SUV.last_img read more

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