KCCA, Vipers dumped out of confederations Cup

first_img Tags: allan kyambaddeallan okelloCAF Confederations CupCS SfaxienKCCA FCMike MutebiOtoho Doyopatrick kadduvipers sc KCCA FC players exit the pitch after eliminations from the Confederations Cup on Sunday (Photo by KCCA FC Media)CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19-Playoff Round-2nd LegSunday, 20-01-2019-KCCA FC 2-0 Otoho Doyo (2-3 Agg)StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo-CS Sfaxien 3-0 Vipers SC (3-0 Agg)Tareb Mhiri stadium, SfaxUganda’s representatives in the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup, KCCA FC and Vipers SC were on Sunday dumped out of the competition by their respective opponents.KCCA who went into the 2nd leg trailing 3-0, won the game at Lugogo 2-0 but were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.On a wet afternoon at the StarTimes Stadium, KCCA scored two second half goals but failed to mount a late surge for a third that would have seen the tie go into penalties.Patrick Kaddu opened the scoring with a well taken header in the 75th minute before Allan Okello found the back of the net from the spot with just a minute to play in regulation time.In the two added minutes, KCCA failed to get close to the Otoho penalty area before the final whistle was sounded by the referee.In the first half which was highlighted by heavy down pour, KCCA failed to impose themselves on Otoho as ball movement was hampered by the wet surface at Lugogo. It was however welcome conditions for the visitors who sat deep from the word go, resorting to hooking the ball out of their half on multiple occassions.The best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to Allan Kyambadde but his weak shot from inside the area was comfortably dealt with by Wolfrigon Mongondza Ngobo in the Othoho goal.With the down pour no more at the start of the second half, KCCA took the initiative and mounted one attack after the other but had to wait until 15 minutes from time to open the scoring. After a well worked corner by Okello and Gift Ali, the later sent in a cross which bounced off an Otoho defender’s back and into Kaddu’s path to poke it in past Ngobo for 1-0.Moments later, Ngobo made a world class save to deny Allan Okello from distance as the goalkeeper dived low to pury the snap-shot away from danger.With time running out, Kyambadde made a brilliant run down the right and was fouled Lekolo in the area. Okello stood up and sent Ngobo the wrong way for 2-0.Despite needing only a single goal to level matters, KCCA could not manufacture any opportunities in the two added minutes as Otoho held on to reach the lucrative group stages of the competition.The loss means that KCCA have failed to reach the Group stage on the continent for the first time in three years. Mike Mutebi’s side were involved in the last 8 of the Confederations Cup in 2017 before achieving the same fate in the Champions League last year.For Vipers, they lost 3-0 on Sunday to bow out of the Confederations Cup by the same score line, on aggregate.Vipers lost their tie 3-0 on Aggregate (file photo)The Kitende based side who went into the tie having drawn 0-0 in the first leg, were over powered by record winners CS Sfaxien at the Tareb Mhiri Stadium in Sfax City.Alaeddine Marzouki’s put the home side 1-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes.Fifteen minutes later, Nigerian Kingsley Sokari headed past Vipers’ Burundian goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora for the second goal, ensuring that Sfaxien held a 2-0 advantage at the break.The final nail in Vipers coffin was thumped by Manucho deep in stoppage time as the Tunisians booked their slot in the much treasured group stages.Comments last_img read more

Melancon gives up walk-off home run, García records four hits in loss

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.ST. LOUIS–As the season winds down, the book on the 2018 Giants is almost ready for publication.Some of the chapters focus heavily on injuries and others on the team’s offensive failures. While the end of the plot has yet to play out, the paragraphs written about what’s transpired in St. Louis this weekend will focus on the promise of the future and concerns of the present.While young Giants …last_img

Proteas seal first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

first_img14 July 2014 The Proteas claimed their first one-day international series win in Sri Lanka in emphatic fashion on the weekend, thrashing the hosts by 82 runs in the series-deciding third ODI in Hambantota. South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat. It was a decision that was well rewarded. Up front, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 118 for the first wicket before Amla, the scorer of centuries in the first two matches of the series, was dismissed for 48.De Kock and De Villiers partnership Jacques Kallis departed cheaply, but De Kock and De Villiers then came together to put on 116 for the third wicket. When De Kock was out in the 41st over, he had made an excellent 128 off 127 balls and helped the total to 248. The left-hander’s dismissal offered no respite to the Sri Lankan bowlers as De Villiers accelerated his scoring rate. He was eventually out in the second last over of the South African innings for a splendid 108 off only 71 deliveries, which earned him the man of the match award. With JP Duminy weighing in with 29, the Proteas totalled 339 in their 50 overs, the highest score ever attained in an ODI at Hambantota.Decent starts In reply, Sri Lanka had at least half of their batsmen get decent starts, but none of them was able to push on as De Kock and De Villiers had done. Skipper Angelo Mathews top scored with 58, while Kusal Perera, Tillikaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Ashan Priyanian all made it into the 30s but not beyond as the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 257 in the 45th over. Ryan McLaren shone with the ball, capturing 3 for 37 in eight overs, Morne Morkel and JP Duminy picked up two wickets apiece, and Imran Tahir excelled, turning the screws by claiming the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene and conceding only 29 runs in his 10 overs.‘It sends out a statement’ It was an important win, South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers said after the game. “It sends out a statement of what we can achieve as a team, not just for everyone out there, but more importantly for ourselves,” he said. “In all kinds of sports you have to get the confidence going within before you can start proving people wrong or right. For me, the biggest step was for us to start believing in ourselves as a team. “We never gave up,” he added. “The difficult part was when the nonsense hit the fan, we didn’t run away. We were there as a team sticking together and that is what it is all about.” Superb achievement Underlining the superb achievement of winning in Sri Lanka, De Villiers continued: “We came into this series knowing that we hadn’t won one here before, so we knew that it would be a lot of hard work. Sri Lanka have been playing amazing cricket of late, winning the Asia Cup and then an away ODI Series in England, and they seemed to be very hungry to keep raising that bar. “We had a few heart-to-heart sessions and hard talks in between but, ultimately, it comes down to a lot of hard work,” he said. “Quinton, today, laid the foundation up front, which allowed myself and a couple of other batsmen to express ourselves in the middle order. We were under the pump in the first 10 overs with the ball in hand and the way we came back pleased me a lot. All the hard work was worth it at the end of the day.” Modestly, De Villiers described his 71-ball century as “not his best”, but gave himself credit for the way he responded to the pressure in search of a match-winning total. “Succeeding under the pressure that was on us, knowing that 300 would be a winning score, was probably worth more,” he said. “I felt like I still had too many dot balls and was looking for boundaries too often. In a perfect world obviously I would want less. I really enjoyed the innings, it was not my best but probably in my top five.”Man of the Series Hashim Amla was named man of the series for scoring 258 runs at an average of 86. De Villiers lent strong support with 212 runs at 70.66. Ryan McLaren led the South African bowlers with nine wickets at a miserly average of 13.11 per wicket and an economy rate of 4.91 per over. Imran Tahir was the most economical of the South African bowlers, conceding only 4.44 runs an over in snaring 6 for 120 in the 27 overs he sent down. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Geocaching.com Turns 14 – Rare Fun Facts Revealed

first_imgRunning Geocaching.com was originally funded by the sale of  144 donated t shirts. Remember the year 2000? In the United States a pound of bacon only cost $3 and a gallon of gas set people back $1.26. The iPhone was still 7 years away from being introduced. But on September 2, 2000 some hearty adventurers, tired of being tied to an office cubicle day after day, launched Geocaching.com. The adventure to inspire outdoor play through GPS technology began.Just like any story-worthy journey Geocaching.com’s beginning was filled with uncertainty. Before geocache joined the ranks of approved Scrabble words or a Geocaching game piece rocketed to the International Space Station, Geocaching.com launched with only 75 geocaches.  Today, the site lists the locations and descriptions for nearly 2.5 million geocaches hidden around the world. Adventure is truly waiting to be discovered all around you, as long as you’re in the 180+ countries where geocaches are waiting to be discovered [hint: you are].Here are some more little known facts about the game you love: More than 9 million people have created Geocaching profiles. What we now know as the 1st geocache was hidden on May 3, 2000. SharePrint RelatedWhat is Geocaching?March 5, 2018In “Geocaching Info”1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S.September 15, 2014In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2012May 3, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”center_img Hugh Jackman geocaches (and other celebrities like cyclist Jens Voigt).The word ‘geocache’ means ‘hidden location on Earth’, as ‘geo’ means Earth, and ‘cache’ is French for a hidden location or place.Share your Geocaching birthday wishes and your geocaching adventures in comments.There’s a geocache out here somewhere… Share with your Friends:More The activity of geocaching was originally known as the GPS Stash Hunt.last_img read more

Environmental Legislation Key Priority for BIMCO

first_imgzoom Environmental legislation will be at the top of the agenda of Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, whose mandate has been extended until the end of 2022.“Right now is a very interesting time for shipping, and I am very happy to be offered the opportunity to extend my contract. I can continue to lead an organization that has the practical expertise and the scope to make a real difference on crucial industry issues, for example, the current environmental discussions and the establishing of a greenhouse gas strategy and objectives for the shipping industry,” says Frew.BIMCO said that it aims to make sure the industry retains a level playing field and that practical hurdles are removed for shipowners, so they can comply with new environmental legislation.“The most important thing on BIMCO’s agenda is the environment. We have the implementation of the 2020 Sulphur cap to contend with, and we want a clear strategy and reduction objectives on carbon emissions. Being proactive in these environmental discussions is the only way to make sure that we, as an industry, are regulated in a way that makes practical sense,” Frew says.According to Frew, the industry’s emissions peaked in 2008, and zero carbon emissions is the only viable long-term goal for shipowners.BIMCO is well known for drafting standard contracts for the maritime industry. Today, the organization also works on policy issues for its members, has a hotline for contractual advice, publishes technical guides and market analysis, in addition to providing training in a variety of maritime topics.Angus Frew was appointed Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO in September 2013.last_img read more

Dave Scotts World of Wonder St Paddys Day

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 17, 2019 Posted: March 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI’s Dave Scott takes a closer look at the background of Saint Patrick’s Day in his World of Wonder Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – St. Paddy’s Day Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Here Come the Gatecrashers

first_imgMarch 11, 2011 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Big personalities and, ultimately, big brands have notably careened through the Austin Convention Center — where most of Interactive takes place over the years. Twitter and its co-founders, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams made their debut at SXSW in 2007, garnering major Web awards and praise. There was also an infamous keynote interview with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in 2008. Last year, geolocation technology was a major focal point, with much attention paid to Austin-based Gowalla CEO Josh Williams.Likewise, this year, there will surely be ample fodder for headlines. And while we’ll be there to cover the big releases about the latest crazes, for the most part, we’ll paint the picture of the other side of SXSW. In addition to big names, Interactive attracts a certain type of person — the entrepreneurs, inventors and risk takers we call the Gatecrashers. They’re the people who are not yet on the main stage, but they come with an eye (and a liver) for new relationships, partnerships and collaborations. They come with a dream and a promise to be heard. Amongst the general insanity of the Convention Center, you will find these Gatecrashers on the outside holding their own and not necessarily looking in or caring about what’s happening in the more controlled arena.Business cards will be exchanged by the box-full, iPhones will be bumped and new visions will find shots in the arm. This is the true spirit of SXSW and what we’re most excited to share. Through the upcoming days, we’ll paint the picture of the Gatecrashers’ scene because from that vantage point we’re able to capture the true entrepreneurial spirit of Interactive.Again, we’ll cover the big names and the big brands. We’ll also post about new and exciting technologies that have the potential to affect the zeitgeist, the marketplace or both. We’ll even bring you on-the-street snapshots and sound bites to give a 360-worldview of the event. After all, Interactive — as its name so aptly suggests and the technology has proven — is about people. It’s an exciting time to be in Austin, and we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with it. And as a SXSW-veteran, I second Jennifer Wang’s advice to hydrate.Bryan Keplesky is Senior Art Director at Austin’s Door Number 3, an independent branding shop. Bryan has covered SXSW since 2005. Contact Bryan at [email protected]  min readcenter_img The first two months of the year in Austin have always had a bit of a sleepy quality to them, which is surprising considering how much actually goes on every day and night in our fair city. But, collectively, all Austinites take one deep breath before the plunge into the ten day international Interactive, Film and Music Festival called South By Southwest.This is Door Number 3’s fifth year of covering SXSW. Interactive has always been our favorite part, not only because of the yearly parade of promising upstarts, big names, brands and exciting new technology, but because of all the people who attend.  Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

first_imgMay 31, 2012 Employers have a well-established legal right to track Web surfing, emailing and other activities by employees using company computers and mobile devices. But should they do it?There can be several reasons in favor of monitoring. First, it can help protect your company from theft or other harm. Monitoring can also help affirm compliance with regulations, secure evidence in case of lawsuits and ensure the workplace is free of harassment. At least two thirds of companies monitor and half have fired employees for Web and email infractions, according to research by Nancy Flynn, executive director of the ePolicy Institute, a Columbus, Ohio, training and consulting firm.Take Celeste O’Keefe for instance. The chief executive of DANCEL Multimedia, a Biloxi, Miss., marketing firm that serves lawyers, began monitoring in 2006 after noticing that employees too often hid their screens when she walked by. Her clients pay by the hour, and she wanted to make sure employees were working. O’Keefe asked her staff to sign a technology agreement and told them she would be watching.Still, she has fired four people for digital infractions since then, including a woman who did school work on the clock and a man who inked side deals with clients that should have been brought into the firm. Worse, O’Keefe says she caught an employee who was downloading pornographic material that appeared to involve minors and gave police evidence collected by her monitoring software, SpectorSoft.Related: Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail CrimeEmployers should also be aware of the potential pitfalls of monitoring. You could create a morale problem and hurt employee performance if your workers feel a distrustful Big Brother is lurking over their shoulders. You could inadvertently learn about people’s religion, sexual orientation, political views and medical problems, creating potential privacy dilemmas or even opening your firm up to discrimination lawsuits. And you could run afoul of the National Labor Relations Board if you discipline employees for making negative comments about you online. A year ago, it issued guidelines affirming employees’ right to discuss and seek to improve their working conditions, following a number of cases involving social media.Mangers should consider the difference between monitoring and surveillance, says Andrew Walls, security and risk analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Gartner Inc. It isn’t controversial or obtrusive to monitor events on a company’s computer system to ensure proper use and protect the company’s assets and reputation.But surveillance, defined as tracking an individual’s activities, has “a creepy factor” that can cause pushback from employees, he says. Avoid such trouble by engaging only in focused surveillance of a person if you have well-founded suspicions of policy or legal violations and have the documented agreement of top managers and your attorney.General monitoring for electronic abuses, with employees’ full knowledge, is a necessary practice, Flynn says. “It’s a fact of business life that legal risks exist, regulatory risks exist,” she says. “Employees will put your business at risk accidentally or intentionally. You need to mitigate those risks” and keep misdeeds from turning into expensive crises or lawsuits.Here are three tips for an effective and fair approach to electronic monitoring:Related: How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee1. Set written policies. It’s important to create a corporate policy on Internet and device usage that makes rights and responsibilities clear to everyone — and that bolsters your case should you face a legal challenge.Employers should define their risks and security needs, weigh employees’ expectations and develop a policy that strikes a balance, Walls says. Set rules for acceptable use of email, instant messaging, social networks, blogging and Web surfing, as well as for downloading software and apps. Also, consider establishing an electronic code of conduct for employees to sign.A policy also should spell out how monitoring will be done and how data will be secured or destroyed, Walls says. Protect your business and your employees by putting a high-level manager in charge and putting checks and balances on his or her power.2. Inform your workforce.Explain the risks to the business from improper use of digital assets, the company’s digital policy, the limits on employee privacy in the workplace and the fact that monitoring will occur.”You need to have the transparency, that fully informed consent, or you run into morale issues or legal issues,” Walls says. Moreover, simply letting people know you’re watching can have an important deterrent effect.Only Delaware and Connecticut require employers to notify employees about electronic monitoring, but it’s a sound practice wherever you live, Flynn says. Reassure employees by saying: “Listen, we’re not electronic voyeurs. We’re not monitoring because we’re nosy and want to find out all about your divorce. … We are monitoring because we are obligated to maintain a compliant workplace.” Encourage employees to keep private communications to home computers and personal smartphones.Related: Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees3. Use technology tools. Products abound for monitoring computers, mobile devices and networks. To reduce the potential for office friction, the collection of sensitive personal information and the amount of time you spend on the task, consider using technology that can alert you to potential problems, so you can focus on what matters and pry less.You may also want to filter or block some Web content, such as porn and hate sites that could create a hostile work environment and spiral into a dangerous problem. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

Microsoft to Create Original TV Shows for Xbox

first_img This story originally appeared on CNBC Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios took the wrap off its plans for original programming Monday, announcing a lineup that stretches from soccer to Sarah Silverman.With everyone from Amazon to Netflix launching new premium content, Microsoft is hoping Xbox’s distribution network, along with its interactive features, will give it a competitive advantage.”There are a lot of gamers who are used to actually interacting with the content itself, and what we’re doing is creating high quality, premium content, and then hoping that we also can take advantage of the tech that we already have, with the over 200 engineers in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Redmond, to create interactive features that offer a new TV experiences,” said Nancy Tellem, Microsoft’s president of entertainment and a former president of CBS Television Studios.Microsoft has 12 originals in the works and is leaning into its base–millennial males–who spend more hours streaming content than they do gaming on the Xbox. In June, the studio kicks off with “Every Street United,” a street soccer documentary series featuring international soccer star Thierry Henry and launching ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. Tellem hopes Xbox’s massive distribution network–Xbox has 48 million subscribers worldwide–makes the world’s biggest sporting event a likely score for the software giant’s first foray into premium content.”The most important thing is really creating this social community. So obviously with the use of Skype, you can actually, in your own living room, connect with people on the other side of the United States or the world for that matter, and be able to speak and exchange actually real-time conversations while you’re watching the show,” Tellem said.Also in the works, a much talked about “Halo” live action TV series based on Microsoft’s popular gaming franchise, produced by Steven Spielberg in partnership with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. The show goes into production in November. It’s one example of how the company plans to leverage its substantial intellectual property developed for Xbox games into video.In addition to originals, Microsoft is diving into live streaming, starting with the Bonnaroo music festival in June.”It essentially creates a virtual festival in your own living room,” Tellem said. She noted that fans will be able to flip between different stages and camera angles, go backstage and follow individual artists, all while Skyping with friends to watch remotely together. “The new audience likes the complexity–and the exciting thing is we have a platform that can allow us to tell more complex stories and the audience can dig in as much as they want to.” It’s content like this that may help Microsoft draw in a wider audience beyond gamers. 4 min read Enroll Now for Free April 28, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. But Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter says Microsoft has a unique challenge in the media market. “I don’t think Microsoft is in a rivalry with Hulu or Netflix. It’s more that Microsoft has a service that has a completely different value proposition–it wants Xbox Live members to feel good about subscribing,” he said. “They’re not going to win Netflix customers and have them switch over to Xbox Live. But if 3 percent to 5 percent of Microsoft subscribers like any given show they produce, that makes the service stickier; and for some people that’s a great deal.”It remains to be seen whether it will be enough to launch a successful studio in the face of such formidable competition.”I will give them credit–they hired Nancy Tellem,” Pachter said, noting that Tellem is “a pretty capable TV executive” whose hire is reminiscent of when Netflix hired Ted Sarandos. “They have their respective professionals, and I expect they’re going to do the right thing.”Other shows on Microsoft’s roster include a six-film documentary series called “Signal to Noise/Atari Game Over”; a drama co-produced with U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 called “Humans”; a detective thriller based on New York Times bestseller “Gun Machine,” by Warren Ellis; a show hosted by comedian Sarah Silverman; a stop-motion show executive produced by Seth Green called “Extraordinary Believers”; and “Winterworld,” a live-action series based on a graphic novel.last_img read more