first_imgMaroons are just three points off the relegation zone (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMaroons Vs Bright StarsPrisons Grounds Luzira@4: 30 pm.          LUZIRA – On Tuesday, Maroons FC play host to Bright Stars at the Prisons Grounds, Luzira in one of the five StarTimes Uganda Premier League games.With 22 points from as many matches, Maroons is not yet safe from relegation, a battle that involves all the three new clubs in the league, Paidha Black Angels, Nyamityobora and Ndejje University.The visitors on the evening, will kick off the game with 6 points advantage over Maroons and would also need maximum points to further ensure safety.Team News.Brian Majwega, Pius Obuya, Solomon Walusimbi, Maxwell Okello, Bronson Nsubuga, Ronald Orombi, Emmanuel Olinga, Felix Okot, defender Martin Mpuuga, and striker Isaac Otto will be some of the lads looked unto to inspire the home team.Abbey Mutyaba, another Uganda Cranes new face will rest out the match after successfully recovering from an earlier knock that saw him miss the away defeat to Onduparaka.Bright Stars, as usual, will be led by their captain Nelson Senkatuka. Senkatuka has steady and assured support from John Ssebadukka, Alfred Onek, and Brian Kayanja.Brian Enzama and Augustine Kacancu have of late formed a deadly midfield partnership that many clubs have struggled to crack. Derrick Ngobi, the experienced left-back Samuel Ssekitto, and the all-rounder Sula Ssebunza are also other important players for Bright Stars.Match Facts.Maroons are 13th with 22 points while Bright Stars is 11th with only 28 points.Bright Stars won the first encounter 1-0 at the champions Stadium in Mwererwe.Comments Tags: bright starsmaroonsNelson SenkatukaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgThe Designer Homes Exhibition, which is holding its 8th annual event, continues today (March 10) following the launch of the event yesterday in The Halfway House, Tooban, Burnfoot.Entrepreneur, Event Planner and Architect, Breege Galbraith, started the event in 2011 when local businesses in the homes industry were struggling to gain clientele in the economic downturn. The two-day exhibition provides an excellent and knowledgeable experience for all attendees.Local and nationwide businesses will showcase at the event.Each exhibitor will offer something different and have the utmost experience in the homes industry.The event is currently in its eighth year and is becoming more popular as the year’s reel in.With the economy rapidly improving and unemployment rates at an all-time low, there is no time than the present for building your dream home. hether it be your first home, your first renovation or just an excuse for a day out – Designer Homes Exhibition offers something to everyone… An event not to be missed!Unmissable Designer Homes Exhibition showcase continues today was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Burnfootdesigner homes exhibitionlast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scott Metzger, Pickaway Co.We are pretty dry. After having 10.6 inches of rain in July and almost perfect conditions, we’ve turned off dry in August. You see a lot of crops on the clay knobs and drier ground getting stressed and starting to turn. We have had a couple of inches in August right her at the shop, but a mile south we’ve had about six-tenths in the last two weeks and around Frankfurt it is more like three-tenths. There is rain in the forecast and it would be appreciated.Our early corn is starting to black layer. I would say that within 10 days there will be some corn shelled in Pickaway County. Our stuff is still pretty green yet so it will ready to harvest around Farm Science Review. I thought I was seeing some N loss with corn firing up, but with the GDUs we’ve had it is time for that early corn to start turning. Our later planted corn is starting to dent. I could see us having all of the early corn shelled before we start beans.I am really surprised at the diseases that came in late. It is far enough along that I don’t think they will hurt anything but I have been surprised at the disease levels in some fields I’ve been walking. Other fields, though, are really pretty clean.We don’t have a bumper crop but we do have pretty good corn yields. In the early corn it seems like there is a lot of variability. You don’t see that in the later corn where there is more consistent girth and maybe less length. Overall I think we’ll be above average on the corn.I think the dry weather has taken the top end off the later beans. I have seen 50 to 60 and occasionally 70 pods per plant. We have some very tall beans and they are podded pretty decent, but tall beans usually scare me. They look pretty but don’t usually yield well. The double-crops are coming along. They would really benefit from a rain. They are in R3 and the potential is there. We need some rain and not an early frost.We’re getting the equipment, bins and grain dryer ready and I am guessing we’ll get to know the propane guy on a first-name basis this year.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgTags:#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We just spent a whole day talking about the real-time web a the RWW Real-Time Web Summit. While the general mood was obviously extremely upbeat, a few sessions at the conference also focused on some of the questions that still remain to be answered. Brizzly‘s Jason Shellen, for example, asked us what we hated about the real-time web, while Stinky Teddy’s David Hardtke focused on how we can make sure that information on the real-time web is credible.Questions That Still Need to be Answered?Here is a small selection of the issues that were raised about the current state of the real-time web:How do we know a user is credible? On the real-time web, we are obviously looking for speed, but that speed obviously comes at a cost. While traditional search engines can rely on PageRank-type algorithms that can give us an idea that a source is credibly and trusted, the real-time web’s focus on speed makes this highly impractical. Once we start filtering data, we automatically lose some of the real-time aspects.Are we trading in freshness for quality? Is quicker really always better and is less really more? After all, how often is the instant timeliness of the real-time web actually really useful? How can we filter the real-time web? How, for example, can we filter out the most boring people (even though there is social pressure to follow all your friends)? How can we find the most interesting stories? And how can we weed out spam? Even though many questions were asked about the real-time web and even though many questions remain to be answered, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the overall feeling was that the real-time web will soon be a normal part of everybody’s experience of the Internet. Now, all we need to figure out how we can extract the most value out of it without being completely overwhelmed by information overload, getting spammed by scammers, or bored to death by those of our friends who feel the need to tweet about what they had for breakfast.What Do You Hate About the Real-Time Web?What questions around the real-time web do you think still need to be answered? What is it that bothers you about the real-time web?last_img read more


first_imgAlthough Hitwise focuses on U.S. traffic only, these findings go against everything we’ve heard about Twitter and its popularity – in fact, they seem to confirm that there may be more media hype surrounding the microblogging network than there is actual engagement among its users.It would be interesting to compare the number of users each network has with the visits, but that would be hard to do since Twitter refuses to release those sorts of statistics. Meanwhile, we’re left wondering if Hitwise has had some sort of massive system glitch in their system or if we’ve just seen proof of how Twitter’s supposed popularity is just all talk. As despicable as these tactics are, they’ve helped Tagged grow and remain profitable. ComScore reported the site had 32 million visitors in April of this year, up from 14 million the prior year. And once there, the visitors are staying engaged, generating over 5 billion pageviews during that month. Believe it or not, the company is still growing according to the Hitwise data, albeit at a slower rate than it did a couple of years ago when it was adding more users per day than MySpace. In September of 2008, the site received 1.62% of social networking visits and this September, they received 2.38%. Although those numbers are small, they’re still larger than Twitter’s who came in at 0.15% last year and 1.84% this past month. Even worse, when calculating the time spent on the social networking sites, Tagged has shown an increase there as well. They’re up from 23 minutes in September of 2008 to 25 minutes in September 2009. Meanwhile, Twitter is showing a decrease from 36 minutes to just under 16 minutes year-over-year, a loss of 56%. Tags:#social networks#Trends#twitter#web Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… New data released from Experian Hitwise reconfirms what we’ve known for some time: Facebook is killing the other social networks. Nowhere is that more true than here in the U.S. where they found that the visits to the site have increased 194% from September of last year to September 2009. However, it’s Twitter that’s seen the largest year-over-year increase in visits – during that same time period, they’re up 1170%. But one of the oddest findings being reported is how the social network known as Tagged is beating out Twitter for the number three spot in terms of visits.MySpace Declines, Facebook and Twitter Grow According to Experian, nearly 59% of all the social networking visits were visits to Facebook while only 30% were to MySpace – a 55% decrease in market share over the past year in terms of visits for the one-time king of social networks. Looking at just the year-over-year percent change may give you the impression that Twitter’s popularity is through the roof. After all, they posted an increase of over 1000 percentage points. But the truth is, their percentage of visits still remains relatively low. Only 1.84% of visits to social networking sites in September were to Twitter, bringing them in at #4 on the chart. What? Tagged Beats Twitter?Facebook and MySpace beat Twitter out for the top two spots, but you may be surprised to see who came in at #3: Tagged. Yes, Tagged, the social networking site that’s best known for getting busted in an email invite scam is beating out Twitter. Although we like to think that spammy marketing tactics don’t pay off, it seems that for Tagged they have. Their aggressive methods in the past involved having new registrants add their contact lists to the service which Tagged then used to send out “invites” to everyone in the user’s address book. The worst part is that the invites looked as if they came from the individual users when really, most were completely unaware anything had been sent out. Tagged has also been known to send out emails that force users to sign up for accounts in order to see shared photos from other users, even going so far as to guilt-trip recipients into signing up with messages that read: “If you don’t click, [the person] may think you said no :(“.center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perez A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more


first_imgHow Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts Google has gotten to be pretty good at introducing cross-platform services that bring productivity and efficiency into our daily lives. But increasingly one has to wonder: why the hell should we care about services that, like every other in the cloud, could disappear at any given moment?This week alone, rumors were out about Google Babble, a new effort to combine the different communication services (like Talk, Hangout and Chat) into one client/platform.Then there were the confirmed efforts to hook third-party apps into using Google Drive, which would enable Google to act as the repository for application generated data.Finally, just yesterday, the new Google Keep app for Android debuted, a service that, if it gets more features and maturity, could give Evernote a run for its money. But I have to ask myself, why in the world would I want to use a service like this from Google when they could, with two magic words, arbitrarily decide to drop the service if it doesn’t work out for them?Those words? “Spring Cleaning.” (Or, “Fall Cleaning,” depending on the date.)Now, in full disclosure, I am very unlikely to use Google Keep anyway, since I still – still! – can’t seem to integrate Evernote into my life.But even if I were inclined to use Keep, “spring cleaning” comes back to remind me that putting my trust in Google services is becoming a bad idea.It’s Always About The MoneyLet me be blunt: spring (or fall) cleaning for Google is really a breezy little marketing term for “we can’t figure out how to monetize this, so it’s gone.” Looking at the most recent spring cleaning blog from Google, which lists the closures of APIs and services that Google will no longer support, that certainly seems to be the case. That, or they’re changing things up in order to get increased revenue from existing services.Google Reader, of course, was the service that got the most attention in this latest round of spring cleaning, with good reason: a service that’s been around since 2005, has tens if not hundreds of thousands of users, and Google just up and decides to ax it. It is particularly irksome for me, since I use Reader as the main service provider for my Reeder app on iOS and OS X. I’ll do the manual extract and import using Google Takeout, so in the long run, I’m only out an hour of work time.But here’s the thing: what other services does Google have that could get spring cleaning treatment someday?I notice, for instance, Google News doesn’t have ads, nor will it in the near future, because the only thing that keeps most publishers from suing Google is that Google doesn’t generate direct revenue from Google News. (And even that doesn’t stop some publishers.) At what point does Google look at the amount of effort they put into News and see they’re not getting the expected returns?Google Voice, which provides voice-over-IP, voice mail and transcription services users, does have a Skype-like freemium model, where the voicemail and Google-provided phone number is free, but making outbound international calls from the U.S. costs something. With a little revenue coming in – and, possibly, integration into Babble on the horizon – maybe Voice won’t be on the chopping block.More Ways To RevenueThere are other ways to get revenue than ads, of course. Google + doesn’t have ads (now), but Google has been pushing +1 functionality on ads in their Display Network for quite some time, so there’s revenue being generated in there.My fixation on ads is unfortunate, since an ad-free world would be nice. But nothing in life is free, and without some way to generate money for a given service, eventually that service will have to be shuttered or changed into something that can pull in the revenue – something I might not like.Google has gotten to the point where, try as they might, they can no longer afford to keep services sans revenue going indefinitely. As a publicly traded company, they can’t. Google has to demonstrate to shareholders at the end of the day that they are doing everything possible to generate more revenue.Am I saying that it is never okay to trust Google? That’s going to depend on your level of trust. As a consumer, my personal comfort zone is becoming seriously encroached. I look around at all of the Google-based services I use (Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Voice, News) for work and personal use and wonder if this road I have traveled with good intentions isn’t leading me to a very troublesome spot.Beyond GoogleThe fault lies not with Google alone, either. This is a whole cloud services concern. I won’t use Keep, but I am trying to use Evernote and I do use Omnifocus. Comixology stores the comics that won’t fit on my iPad. Trello manages my workflow. Amazon holds movies and TV shows that my family have purchased.So what happens when one of these companies goes belly up? Or their servers go down? Or there’s a payment mix up and they decide to kill my account? These are problems that would range from pain in the ass to outright catastrophes, depending on the circumstances.There is a mythos in the U.S. psyche that we must own things. Own a car, not lease it. Buy a house, not rent. But cloud services increasingly put us in the position of renting, or putting up with unwanted features (ads) to get something for free.And, even if we do “own” something on the cloud, it’s far more ephemeral than storing it in the physical world. I can own a movie on a DVD, and, sure, it can get lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed here in my house. Nothing in life is permanent. But in the cloud, things we buy are even more out of our direct control, and subject to the technical, legal and financial whims of the vendor holding our stuff.If anything, Google’s spring cleaning is a great reminder of those whims, and a wake-up call to anyone thinking about any cloud service. Go ahead and use what you want, but always make sure you have an exit strategy in place for when you want to leave, or the cloud vendor decides to close the store.Image courtesy of Google. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … brian proffitt Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more


first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The Premiership marathon is not yet over but Worcester’s hard-earned win in the River Severn derby has clarified several significant issues with two rounds to spare. The Warriors are now safe from relegation, Gloucester’s losing bonus point has assured their play-off place and Saracens can now plan for a guaranteed home semi-final at Allianz Park next month.It also leaves Newcastle all but marooned at the foot of the table, with Championship rugby beckoning unless they beat Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday. Gloucester’s head coach, Johan Ackermann, has already made clear he will not be rotating his side – “We won’t rest anybody, we’re not going to make it easy for them,” he said – and the Falcons could be sunk by then anyway if Leicester earn two points or more at Harlequins on Friday night.None of this is still a pressing concern for a delighted Worcester, Alan Solomons’s side having deservedly battled back from 15-13 down at half-time to secure one of the most satisfying results of their season. There was always a sense they had too much quality, particularly at home, to go down but in a league as competitive as this season’s Premiership the only currency that ultimately counts is points in the bank.Their defensive workrate and desire were certainly testament to how badly they wanted this victory, with their pack giving their Gloucester counterparts a properly tough work-out. When the second-bottom team in the competition can beat the third-placed side fair and square it suggests Gloucester may not be entirely ready to win silverware this season, particularly if they end up having to travel to Saracens in the semi-finals.Ackermann, for one, is under no illusions that his team will have to improve sharply to progress further. “There are still soft moments when we don’t play as well,” said the South African. “Sarries, in my view, have shown they’re the best side in this competition. If we don’t want to be just a number, we have to be better than we are.” Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Leicester Tigers blow chance to secure survival as Bristol earn late win Read more The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Gloucester The immediate consolation for their fans is that the finger injury which curtailed Danny Cipriani’s afternoon is not serious. The fly-half has had a problem with his right hand since the Bath game this month but Ackermann insists there is no fracture and there was little wrong with Cipriani’s distribution in the first 40 minutes. Both of Gloucester’s first-half tries owed much to his spatial awareness, a subtle little pass to Henry Purdy for the opening score typical of his ability to put those around him into previously undetected space. François Venter was checked just enough to allow Purdy to surge for the line and the winger’s momentum took him over.By the end of the first quarter Worcester were 13-5 ahead, with Duncan Weir adding an opportunist 18th-minute try to help boost his eventual match tally to 17 points, but the lead changed hands for the fourth time shortly before the interval. This time Cipriani was involved twice, exchanging passes with the straight-running Billy Twelvetrees in a slick zig-zag attack down the middle which ended with Mark Atkinson supplying the final ball to his captain, Willi Heinz.In front of England’s head coach, Eddie Jones, however, that was as good as it got for the visitors. Worcester were the livelier side in the third quarter and two tries within seven minutes from the hooker Neil Annett and lock Darren Barry, both converted by Weir, gave the scoreboard a much healthier look from a home perspective.Gloucester did manage a further try through Purdy with 18 minutes left but it would have been rough on the Warriors had the sweat and graft of their pack and scrum-half, François Hougaard, been denied. They have lost only twice at home in the league since September and, even with Ben Te’o, Josh Adams and Jack Singleton due to depart, their team spirit has remained unshakeable. “I believe we’ve got a quality side,” said Solomons, understandably happy not to have been sucked back into the relegation dogfight. “I felt it was important we put it to bed today. It’s fantastic we’ll be playing in the Premiership next season.” White and Williams help Exeter survive wobble to hold off Harlequins Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Topics Read morecenter_img Worcester Premiership Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news match reports Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this content Rugby union Share via Email Share on Messenger Support The Guardianlast_img read more


first_img Categories: Diana Farrington News,News State Rep Diana Farrington helped secure state funding for several area projects in a new Michigan state budget given final legislative approval today.“From improvements in downtown Utica to a vital turnaround project for Mound Road, this budget will help make life better for area residents,” Farrington said.Among the projects:–Additional road project money includes $297,200 for a turnaround for Mound Road south of 15 Mile Road; $150,000 for curb repairs on Van Dyke Avenue in Utica; and $100,000 to help repave Summers Street in Utica.–Utica’s Downtown Development Authority will receive $500,000 for property redevelopment.–A landscaping project in Utica’s Grant Park will receive $25,000.Macomb County Community Mental Health will receive $1 million in additional funding, which Farrington called a step in the right direction.“This money is desperately needed to help people live healthier, happier lives,” said Farrington, who requested and helped secure the additional funding awarded outside of the state’s regular allocation formula. “This agency – and the Macomb County residents it helps – clearly deserve more support. But this allocation is a step forward in an ongoing effort to secure additional resources.”The new state budget is focused on improving job training, schools and other programs to further boost Michigan’s economic future without growing state government.Senate Bill 848 and House Bill 5579 advance to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. 12Jun Rep. Farrington secures resources to boost community projects, mental health fundingcenter_img ###last_img read more


first_imgUK pay TV provider BSkyB could be forced to give rival over-the-top service providers access to any of its customers who can receive its Anytime Plus subscription video-on-demand service under proposals outlined by the Competition Commission.As part of its investigation into the market for movies on pay TV, the commission has also recommended that Sky should be forced to publish the expiry date of its contracts relating to first subscription pay TV window rights with the six major studios.The first remedy, concerning OTT providers’ access to Sky’s Ethernet-connected set-top base, would follow the principle that currently requires Sky to make its satellite platform and EPG available to third parties. This remedy would allow those providers of Internet-distributed SVOD movie services which meet certain qualifying criteria to gain access, via Sky’s Ethernet-enabled set-tops, to Sky’s Anytime Plus customer base, to whom they could retail their services directly. This would allow Sky subscribers to switch to alternative SVOD service providers, allowing the latter to make more credible bids for movie rights.The requirement to publish contract expiry dates is intended as a supplement to this, enabling OTT providers to engage with studios on a timely basis for rights.The latest proposed remedies follows the competition regulator’s earlier finding that Sky’s control over pay-TV movie rights in the UK is restricting competition between pay TV prices and reduced choice and innovation for subscribers. Initial remedies proposed including restricting the number of studios from which Sky could license exclusive first-run rights, restricting the nature of the rights to give access to rival SVOD services and a requirement that Sky should acquire rival services’ content on a wholesale basis. These remedies met with criticism from studios as “disproportionate” as well as from Sky itself.The latest proposed remedies are open for consultation until December 5.last_img read more


first_imgTwentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, the international sales arm of the Hollywood studio, has appointed Edward Anderson as vice president, international free television.Anderson is an entertainment lawyer who joins from his own law firm Anderson General & Entertainment Law. Before setting this up he worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He will work across all aspects of the network, cable, satellite, digital television business, including format licensing and will report to international television president Marion Edwards.“We are delighted to have Edward join our team. His legal background and experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our businesses and respond to many new demands from our clients,” said Edwards.last_img read more