Express subjected to first league loss

first_img Tags: Express FC. Mbarara City Some of the Express players during the loss to Mbarara on Sunday (photo by UPL)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 3-1 ExpressKavumba Recreation Grounds, WakisoSunday, 07-10-2018Express will head into the international break still searching for their first league victory of the season.The Red Eagles who drew 0-0 with URA in their first game, were defeated 3-1 by Mbarara City on Sunday at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds.Karim Ndugwa, Ivan Eyam and Hilary Mukundane scored for the hosts turning Mubarak Nsubuga’s would be equaliser into a mere consolation for the visitors.Ndugwa broke the deadlock after fifteen minutes to send the hosts into the lead but that lasted just five minutes as Nsubuga leveled matters for the Red Eagles with a header off Tony Odur ball.Six minutes after the halftime break, U-20 international Ivan Eyama restored the hosts lead with a fine goal that ensured Mbarara City led 2-1 going into recess.Defender Hilary Mukundane extended the Ankole Lions’ lead eight minutes after the break and the goal eventually sealed a well-deserved victory for Charles Livingstone Mbabazi’s charges.The three points lifted Mbarara City to 6th on the table with 3 points while the Red Eagles dropped 13th with one point after two games.The league goes into the international break and returns on October 16 with among other games, Express visiting Police FC at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.Recent results:-SC VILLA 0-1 Onduparaka-Paidah 2-1 Police-Ndejje1-0 Mbarara city–Nyamitobra 2-3 Bright Stars-Express FC 0-0 URA FC-KCCA FC 0-0 Kirinya JSS-Maroons 1-2 Vipers SC-Bul 0-1 Tooro UnitedComments last_img read more

Steve Kerr shows sympathy and perspective on Kevin Durant

first_imgTempe, AZ. – Kevin Durant is technically an NBA star. Steve Kerr is technically the Warriors’ coach. They also have a different job title.“We’re all actors in a soap opera,” Kerr said following Friday’s morning shootaround at Arizona State. “We really are. And we have to deal with that part of it.”Therefore, Kerr had a mixed perspective on Durant sharing his frustrations following the Warriors’ win over San Antonio on Thursday regarding the media’s questions and coverage regarding his pending …last_img read more

The importance of a fall herbicide program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When it comes to weeds, staying ahead of the game is a key to clean fields. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Matt Stroud tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that putting together a fall herbicide plan will lay the groundwork to a clean start in 2018.last_img

Mehbooba betrayed mandate by allying with BJP, says Omar

first_imgAs the National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, 81, filed his nomination for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Monday, the party vice-president Omar Abdullah said the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti “betrayed” the people of J&K by allying with the BJP in 2015.“Dr. Abdullah is a four-time Chief Minister and represented J&K in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha many times. The principal task ahead of the State is to protect its special status,” said Omar Abdullah, who accompanied his father when he filed his nomination for the Srinagar-Budgam seat. The NC vice-president said the PDP “berated and belittled the mandate of people in 2014 by joining hands with the BJP”. “The PDP joined hands with the same BJP, given the fact that our party had extended unconditional support to them to keep the BJP out in 2015. But late Mufti Sahab declined our offer saying that they are joining hands with the BJP to forge friendship with Pakistan, remove AFSPA, bring back power projects and usher development in the State. We ask them what they were able to achieve,” he added.Disqualification soughtIn a separate development, BJP State spokesman Altaf Thakur on Monday wrote a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, and sought disqualification of the NC candidate from Baramulla parliamentary constituency, Muhammad Akbar LonePro-Pak slogan“It is to bring to your kind notice that Mr. Lone through his speech resorted to ultimate disrespect of the country by raising pro-Pakistan slogan — ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, which has hurt the sentiments of people of not only Jammu & Kashmir but also the people of entire India,” the letter reads.Mr. Thakur asked the CEO to take serious note of Mr. Lone’s speech. The complaint comes a day after a video surfaced online showing Mr. Lone praying for the welfare of Pakistan and raising slogans. “Please disqualify him from the candidature of Barmulla so that peace and harmony is maintained in the country and J&K,” the BJP leader said.last_img read more


first_imgFitness firstTurns out that John Abraham, 39, can do more than just beef up for his own films. He intends to help others tone up as well, with his own chain of fitness centres, JA Fitness. His first beneficiaries would be those buying homes at the luxurious residential Trump Towers,,Fitness firstTurns out that John Abraham, 39, can do more than just beef up for his ownfilms. He intends to help others tone up as well, with his own chain of fitnesscentres, JA Fitness. His first beneficiaries would be those buying homes at theluxurious residential Trump Towers, coming up in Pune. Following the success ofVicky Donor, Abraham has also taken on more films as a producer. Together withhis entrepreneurial plans, he may not have the time to go about flashing hisbutt anymore.Queen bees take a bowFashion cannot do without borrowing some glamour from film stars, apparentat the PCJ Delhi Couture Week held at Hotel Taj Palace from August 8 to 12Madhuri Dixit became Devdas’ Chandramukhi all over again, as showstopper fordesigner Anju Modi. She even mouthed lines from Tagore’s poems and walked intune with Amitabh Bachchan’s rendition of Ekla Cholo Re. All very dramatic andone of her better sightings in recent times. Praise the Lord.Designers Ashima-Leena cannot get enough of Sharmila Tagore. They sent herdown the ramp as their trump card at couture week last year, and repeated heragain. Going by how happy the orange sari and jacket made Sharmila, we won’task why. But did she also pick something for the Saif-Kareena wedding?Sridevi has caught the fancy of designer Sabyasachi after he styled her lookin Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. So much so that he didn’t want to wait tillthe end to send her down the ramp. Instead, she kickstarted the show andaccompanied him on the runway at the onset. If that isn’t a new muse, what is?advertisementTiny cholis aren’t new to Katrina Kaif, but she teamed it with anover-the-top heavy gold bridal lehenga, as the showstopper for Manish Malhotra.Good thing she has been training to get tougher. With Ek Tha Tiger taking off sowell, a lehenga shouldn’t wear her down.Reality overdose VJ Pooja Misrra wanted to auction her Bigg Boss 5 oufits.Thankfully, the plan was shelved before it took off. Who would even want those?Royal touch Queen of Bhutan Jetsun Pema was designer Manav Gangwani’s guestof honour, and sat in the front row in a black gown.Show piece Actor Alia Bhatt was on Karan Johar’s arm in a tiny frock. Shewent all out to preen for the cameras. Back to businessLong before Hazel Keech came along, another British model, Hazel Crowney,27, was already entertaining us with item numbers. She is at it again,romancing Ravi Kishan in Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal. Manish Vatsalya’s Bihar-basedgangster film ends Crowney’s two-year break. She did her first full-fledgedrole in Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar in 2007, but her film journey was cut short whenMumbai politician Raj Thackeray decided to rid the film industry of foreignactors, saying they were stealing local jobs. She must really like it here tohave come back.It’s after midnight in India now, so Happy Independence Day from New York!Saleem Sinai would be 65…and gets to be in a movie at last!-Salman Rushdie. Caught on cameraComposer Anirudh Ravichander, 22, is making music of a different kind.Pictures of his liplock with Tamil singer-actor Andrea Jeremiah, 27, are goingviral on social networking sites, almost as quickly as Kolaveri Di didearlier this year, in March. He has been roped in to score music for BejoyNambiar’s David, but Jeremiah is far ahead, with several acting and singingcredits to her name. Doesn’t look like disparate fame will keep them apart.I have always felt that entertainment and sports are two factors that arelooked upon somewhat frivolously in the building of a nation. But both theseentities bring the nation fame -Amitabh Bachchan Feisty pranksterSumona Chakravarti, 24, the feisty Natasha of the TV series Bade AchheLagte Hain, has an ace up her sleeve. She has managed a spot in AnuragBasu’s Barfi!, releasing on September 14, as Ileana D’Cruz’s friend. Sheisn’t new to films though, having worked as a child actor in Mann and Vidyarthi.But nothing half as exciting as playing silly tricks on Ranbir Kapoor’scharacter in the film. Packing a punchVery few can get away with punching Salman Khan. Gavie Chahal, 31, does,during a fight scene in Ek Tha Tiger, where he plays an ISI agent. HisBollywood debut has come after a long wait. He came to Mumbai in 2005 andstarted acting in television serials, most notably as Shivendu Kaushik in MrsKaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein on Zee tv. “Now I’m open to good work inBollywood,” he says.advertisement Little champOf all the tiny tots dancing their hearts out on Dance India Dance Li’lMasters Season 2, 13-year-old Faisal Khan has emerged the winner. The sonof an autorickshaw driver in Mumbai, he is a Class VIII student at Meera’sAcademy in the city. Khan also has clear plans for the Rs 10 lakh prize money.”I intend to buy my dad a new autorickshaw so that he does not ride one onlease any longer. My parents have supported me despite all odds and I will doanything to look after their needs with my abilities.” Aww.Tweet of the WeekIt’s after midnight in India now, so Happy Independence Day from New York! Saleem Sinai would be 65…and gets to be in a movie at last!-Salman RushdieQuote of the Week I have always felt that entertainment and sports are two factors that are looked upon some what frivolously in the building of a nation. But both these entities bring the nation fame. Amitabh Bachchanlast_img read more

HHI Seeks Regulatory Approval in Japan for DSME Takeover

first_imgzoomSource: Wikimedia – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Wei-Te Wong South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has commenced the process to obtain regulatory approval in Japan for its acquisition of compatriot Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). HHI is working on submitting a regulatory approval application to Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), a Tokyo-based government agency regulating economic competition, Yonhap News Agency reported.In March this year, HHI signed a formal contract to proceed with the takeover of its smaller rival DSME. The deal was inked with Korean state lender Korea Development Bank (KDB), the majority shareholder in DSME owning a 55.7 percent stake in the company.Under the deal, KDB would sell its DSME stake, that has an estimated value of KRW 2.16 trillion (USD 1.85 billion), to HHI. The bank would transfer its DSME common stock to HHI and buy KRW 1.5 trillion worth of HHI stocks. Additionally, the bank would consider providing KRW 1 trillion as a financial boost to DSME.HHI earlier said that the main prerequisite for the realization of the transaction is the receipt of all government licenses and permits as well as the approval of business combination by domestic and foreign regulatory authorities.Two months ago, HHI officially launched the process to gain the necessary approvals for its DSME takeover. The shipbuilder has so far submitted requests to antitrust regulators in South Korea, China, Kazakhstan and is in the process of submitting the application to the European Union.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Premiere Ginger Root Is A OneMan Band In Charming Ohio Video

first_img Premiere: Ginger Root Releases “Ohio” Video premiere-ginger-root-one-man-band-charming-ohio-video Premiere: Ginger Root Is A One-Man Band In Charming “Ohio” Video Email News Ginger Root from Southern California is following the footsteps of Toro Y Moi’s atmospheric beats and Vulfpeck’s funky sounds. Watch the exclusive premiere of their latest video for “Ohio”Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 25, 2018 – 9:23 am SoCal band Ginger Root led by singer/songwriter Cameron Lew is making atmospheric pop music that will have you pressing play over and over again for their infectious upbeat rhythms. The band’s latest video single “Ohio” is no exception.Lew’s soft vocals instantly put you at ease as an equally soft piano and guitars, drums and bass that he plays all by himself, come together. Wearing his signature black rimmed glasses and a helmet in the video, Lew is surrounded by ’70s neon-style lighting as a camera rotates around him playing all his instruments. The video was originally set to be shot outside in Huntington Beach, Calif., but due to strong winds that Lew says “never [happen] in Huntington Beach,” the set had to be taken indoors.Influenced by Toro Y Moi, the band’s latest music is reflective. Songs on Ginger Root’s most recent album, Mahjong Room, are about trying to figure out the future. Many of the songs were written during a time in which Lew, who has a film school education, was thinking of dropping out of college. But “Ohio” was actually about the moments after his time in school.”‘Ohio’ is about me debating whether to move far away from home after college,” Lew told the Recording Academy. “For a quick moment before graduating, I wondered what it would be like if I just up and left Southern California, left my friends, left my family. Not necessarily to Ohio, but somewhere totally different than where I’m from.”center_img Facebook Twitter “Ohio” is representative of a kind of change that is just hard to imagine. “January’s cold/Where I’ll be when I move to my Ohio/But why is it so hard to believe?” Lew sings.A huge fan of GRAMMY winner Feist’s songwriting, Lew is practically a one-man band in Mahjong Room, the follow up to Ginger Roots debut EP Spotlight People. The rising frontman got his start in music when his parents gifted him a guitar for Christmas just so we would have “something to do.””After learning through the included DVD, I started to pick up other instruments,” he said. “It wasn’t until high school were I learned how to record what I was playing, where music became a huge part of my life.”Catch Ginger Root live on a U.S. tour with Houston trio Khruangbin:Nov. 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First AveNov. 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic TheatreNov. 29 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music HallNov. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union TransferDec. 1 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music HallToro Y Moi Nods To Fellow Creatives With Playful “Freelance”Read morelast_img read more

Senator to introduce bill banning loot boxes in video games

first_img Share your voice Comments Gaming Star Wars: Battlefront 2 triggered an outcry over loot boxes. EA Microtransactions in games are responsible for huge profits for the games’ developers. However, one US senator has proposed legislation that may put an end to the controversial practice. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, said Wednesday that he’d introduce legislation banning “manipulative video game features aimed at children.” Called the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, the bill would prohibit loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions. “Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits,” Hawley said in a release. “No matter this business model’s advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear: There is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices. Game developers who knowingly exploit children should face legal consequences.”The new rules would focus on games aimed at minors as well as games “whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions,” according to the release.Loot boxes are in-game caches that players typically purchase with in-game currency and that contain random in-game items. They became a prominent issue in 2017 with the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, in which players could purchase crates holding various power-ups that helped them progress in the game and be more competitive when playing against others online. There are other games that don’t have a randomized box with in-game power-ups but still have in-game currency. The currency can be used to buy items or more playtime that’ll give an advantage over people who choose not to spend additional money. Games with microtransactions that don’t have a randomized or pay-to-win aspect, such as Fortnite, appear to be safe from the effects of this legislation as it’s currently written. Stanley Pierre-Louis, acting president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the lobbying group for the video game industry, said on Wednesday that parents already have controls to limit or prohibit in-game purchases. “Numerous countries, including Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, determined that loot boxes do not constitute gambling,” Pierre-Louis said in an email. “We look forward to sharing with the senator the tools and information the industry already provides that keeps the control of in-game spending in parents’ hands.” So far, Hawley has only outlined the legislation and hasn’t introduced it to the Senate. center_img 6 Tagslast_img read more

Sony Threatens Twitter with Legal Action Over Hacked Content

first_imgSony Pictures has threatened microblogging website Twitter with legal action if it didn’t block out individuals and accounts that have constantly posted content from the leaked emails exposed by hackers. In a letter addressed to the General Counsel and Secretary of Twitter, Sony’s attorney David Boies cautioned that if any “stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner,” the studios would hold it accountable.Sony especially asked Twitter to take down the account of Val Broeksmit, a musician who kept posting screen shots of the leaked emails from the hacks from his Twitter handle @BikiniRobotArmy. Sony asked twitter to remove any material from the leaks on the website and destroy them.Sony’s demands were drafted as follows:”We ask that you promptly suspend the Account Holder’s Twitter account and:(1) notify us using the contact information provided below;(2) take all reasonable actions to prevent your company and any of your employees, independent contractors, agents, consultants, account holders, or anyone who may have access to your files from examining, copying, disseminating, distributing, publishing, downloading, uploading, or making any other use of the Stolen Information;(3) arrange for and supervise the destruction of all copies of the Stolen Information in your possession or under your control, particularly information protected under U.S. and foreign legal doctrines protecting attorney-client privileged communications, attorney work product, and related privileges and protections, as well as private financial and other confidential information and communications of SPE’s current and former personnel and others, confidential personnel data, intellectual property, trade secrets and other business secrets and related communications;(4) confirm that such destruction has been completed; and(5) comply with all future requests with regard to any other account holder seeking to disseminate the Stolen Information via Twitter.”Twitter hasn’t commented on the letter yet.Meanwhile, Sony Pictures has agreed to release the James Franco- Seth Rogen starring political satire movie “The Interview” in select theatres in the United States. The decision comes days after it pulled the film out after the hacker group threatened to blow up theatres screening the movie. The hacker group, which calls itself the “Guardians of Peace,” breached Sony’s cyber security system and exposed confidential data ranging from employee salaries, social security numbers, previously unpublished pilot scripts and private e-mails as well.Experts say the hacks could cost Sony Pictures over $200 million.last_img read more

Tata Steel to tap women power aims to achieve 20 women in

first_imgReutersSalt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group’s steel wing—Tata Steel aims at achieving 20 percent women workforce by 2020 to ensure gender diversity in the company, a top company executive told Mint.”Gender diversity is essential, and not having it can be detrimental to business. A diverse workforce ensures that we have different mindsets dealing with challenges in different ways, and this helps us strategise better,” Mint quoted a Tata Steel chief diversity officer and chief group HR Atrayee S Sanyal.Sanyal of Tata Steel said that the company has set a target to increase women in its workforce from current 11 percent to 20 percent by end of this decade.”We are definitely planning to employ a large number of women in the coming years. Tata Steel, as an equal opportunity employer, believes that women can perform any role with equal competence as that of a man,” Sanyal explained.Sanyal said the company has not restricted itself in defining certain roles or levels where they will employ women. The firm’s diversity targets have been taken for the overall organisation and it is open in employing women across all roles and levels.”Our recent Take 2 policy aims at filling these gaps due to maternity and child care leaves by hiring women who are experienced professionals on project basis for short-term engagement. This is a mutual benefit as we have a good replacement resource for a woman and it also becomes a platform for those women looking to resume their careers,” the business publication quoted Sanyal as saying.On difficulties faced in hiring women employees with the required skills in core sectors likes manufacturing, mining and engineering, she said that availability is gradually improving.”It is supply-led demand to a great extent. Engineering institutes need to have more women and only then companies can recruit women in these areas. We engage early with various leading institutes that helps us capture the best women talent in the early years of engineering,” she added.Sanyal explained that a mix of people with diverse views encourages innovation and problem solutions, thereby leading to increased profitability and opportunities for business. “Our recruitment sensitisation handbook clearly mentions that at an equal level of merit and competence, we would prefer a female candidate but we consider merit as the ultimate criterion for selection,” she added.last_img read more