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Acholi province demands UGX 32m from FUFA

first_imgPart of the money will also be used to facilitate team officials and also for organizing the third edition of the FUFA Drum.But Rogers Byamukama, the FUFA Drum chairperson called for calm, arguing that the money will be disbursed before the third edition of FUFA Drum which is yet to be communicated.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO; Acholi Province clinched the 2019 FUFA DRUM tournamentKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi province is demanding for 32 million shillings from the Federation for Uganda Football Association- FUFA.The money was one of the prizes that the region won after emerging champions of the second edition of the FUFA Drum in December 2019. Acholi province defeated Bukedi province in a penalty shootout during the finals played at Akii Bua memorial stadium in Lira town.However, Bernard Loum the Acholi province chairperson says that they have not received the money six months after winning the trophy.Loum noted that Acholi province leaders have several times engaged FUFA officials to claim their reward but in vain.He appealed to FUFA to disburse the money which he said would be given to the Acholi province players especially who are in deer need of financial assistance.Recently, the Acholi province players through their captain Denis Okot accused the team leaders of ignoring them at a time when they are in most need of help because of the covid-19 lockdown.last_img read more

Great night as Nelson Minor Hockey hands out awards

first_imgThe local hockey association gets a kick start on next season Tuesday, April 19th in the New Grand Hotel banquet room with the annual general meeting.Anyone wishing to have input in the direction of Nelson Minor Hockey should attend. Nelson Minor Hockey Association saluted its best, most improved and dedicated players during the annual banquet Wednesday at Mary Hall on the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.The banquet concluded another outstanding season for the Heritage City hockey organization.last_img read more

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

first_img“Our new competitors really cleaned up in this category,” said Long. “Many of these girls will be moving into the higher competitive levels next season.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Olivia Bezaire won the gold All Around and a silver and bronze medal on events. Shelbi van Hellemond, took the silver All Around and a gold and silver medal on events. Eden Bellman won gold on Floor. Neve Hamilton claimed bronze on vault.In the 10 year age-group, Alexa Anast, won the gold All Around and two gold and a silver medal on events. Raven Sperling, won silver All Around and a gold and two silver event medals. Tehya Colbeck claimed the All Around bronze and one gold and 2 silver event medals. Kate May took home a gold, silver and bronze medals on events. Chloe Diote won 2 bronze event medals.In the 11-year age-group, Ashlynn D’Alessandris won 5 medals, Silver All Around, and 2 gold, and 2 bronze event medals. Suki Simington claimed two event medals, one gold, one silver.In the 12 year age-group, Lily Taylor won gold All Around, gold on three events and one event silver. Amanda Schacher was Silver All Around, and also won two silver and one gold event medal. Elisa Clark was the bronze All Around winner, and won silver on beam.Mercedes Majeski took home a bronze event medal.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the new competitors the Zone 1 (JO Pre-Level 6) Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the first Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Taila Lancaster won gold All Around and two gold and one silver event medal. Peyton Whitaker claimed the silver All Around and one silver and 2 bronze event medals. Erika Bennet won a gold and a bronze event medal. Allysa Penner also won two event medals, one silver and a bronze.Megan Poetsch, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze event medals.Nelson’s Trampoline gymnasts all won medals on each discipline, testing out new skills for the upcoming BC Trampoline Provincials in Port Moody May 15-17.In the Double-Mini Event, Matthew Bullen won gold in the boys event and Chris Lawrence-Jeffery was close behind winning the silver medal. Zoe Crisfield won gold in the girls Double-mini category.  In the Trampoline Event, Chris Lawrence-Jeffery claimed the gold medal and Matthew Bullen won the bronze medal in the boys category. Zoe Crisfield also won the bronze medal in the girls event.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in the Gymnastics Performance Plus category: Erica Potkins, Nyah Hedstrom, Ella Taylor, Simone Hildebrand, Sarah Roberstson, Fiona Burkholder, Ally Nicholson, Elsa Sollid, Aida Hedstrom, Macy Weston, Aurora Dool, Ava Anast, Abby Ens.Earning an All Around Silver: Amelia Finley, Bella GrillEarning an All Around Bronze: Neeva Marechal.Glacier Trampoline Perfomance Plus accomplishments: Double Mini Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox & Benji Westergreen. Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox, Silver: Benji Westergreen. Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.The trio of BC Provincial Champions paced the Glacier Team in medal count in the Junior Olympic (JO) categories. “All the girls are finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as some of the girls will be trying out for the BC Winter Games team.”The meet attracted more than 200 athletes from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden.Stefani claimed the All Around silver medal and another two gold, and one bronze for events in the JO Level 7 category competing against gymnasts 4-6 years older than her.Kelly repeated her Provincials performance in the JO Level 6, 13 &up category, winning Silver All Around and a medal on each event, two-silver, a gold and a bronze.Majeski also walked away with five medals in the JO Level 6, 9-10years category, silver All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze for events.Other Glacier Gymnasts winning JO event medals: Dafni van Hellemond (10-11yrs), silver on JO Level 6 vault. Maika Houde (13-and-up), bronze on JO Level 6 beam.Sarah Tolles (all ages), 2 silvers JO Level 7, vault and beam. Kylee Dyck (all ages), silver on JO Level 8 bars.The Glacier JO Level 6-8 team earned the second place Team Award coming in behind the Key City Gymnastics Team from Cranbrook.“Cranbrook has an older more experienced team,” said Long. “But our young girls are polished with excellent technique and held their own, missing out on 1st place by only three tenths of a point.”   Long says that the girls are hard working, confident and consequently are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming beginner competitive Glacier Team looks to these girls for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the new competitors on the weekend.”The beginner competitors of Glacier Gymnastics won three out of the four All Around titles in the Zone 1 Competitive (JO Pre-Level 6) category.last_img read more

FaceChipz: Internet of Things Meets Social Networking

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Remember POGS? Don’t feel bad if you don’t – you’ve just dated yourself, that’s all. These round collectible discs were used to play a children’s game (also called POGS) back in the 1990’s. Thanks to the incredible popularity of these little tokens, collecting POGS became a generation-defining fad for the demographic group known as the millenials. Where baby boomers had baseball cards and Generation X had Garbage Pail Kids, the young members of Gen Y had their POGS. Now prepare yourself for POGS’ return – POGS 2.0, if you will. Except this time around, the chips have been wired for the digital age. And today, the “game” is a social network called FaceChipz instead of a old-fashioned variation on marbles. FaceChipz: If POGS Was a Social NetworkFaceChipz is a new social networking site designed just for kids. Intended primarily for the “tween” set who’s outgrown children’s websites but hasn’t quite aged into Facebook yet, FaceChipz merges real-world networking with an online component. After purchasing a starter set of five chips, the child has their parent register an account for them on the FaceChipz website. Then the game begins. The child registers all their chips online using the unique identification code found on the back of each token. When all the chips have been registered, they can be distributed to friends. In return, the child’s friends will hand them their FaceChipz. When the exchange is complete, the child returns to the computer to register the new codes from the chips they’ve collected. The end result is a social network of friends with a physical counterpart in the real world – a brightly colored collection of FaceChipz that can be toted around just like POGS were decades ago. Social Networking Training WheelsParents will appreciate the fact that the FaceChipz network offers a more secure and private environment for their kids than traditional social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. No strangers can solicit friendship requests here – the child’s only online friends are those they’ve connected with in real life. There isn’t even a search mechanism for friends to find each other without first trading chips. While that design decision is obviously meant to keep FaceChipz sales steady, the company claims it has another goal as well: to prepare children for the online world of social networking. Reads the company website, “FaceChipz wants to help kids stay safe, but also enable them to communicate using today’s technology platforms…If your kids are savvy enough to make appropriate real world friendships, we believe that those relationships will be suitable and appropriate for the digital network they create.”Other privacy protections are offered too. For example, the code on the back is only valid upon first entry. Afterwards, if a lost chip ended up in a stranger’s possession, they couldn’t use the code to connect to the child. Also, FaceChipz profiles are designed so kids are only permitted to post a limited amount of information and their email address is not stored. FaceChipz makes sure that none of their site’s pages are indexed by search engines. Finally, when the child is ready to graduate to a more adult network, their account can be permanently deleted.Will FaceChipz Become the New POGS? All the elements are there that could make FaceChipz a success: collectible tokens, an online element and parent-friendly company ethics. There’s another bonus, too: the chips are cheap. A five-pack is just $4.99 at ToysRUs and the one-time site registration fee is only $1.00. If anything, the fee is only there so mom or dad get involved and are made aware of the child’s online activities. However, in this day and age, FaceChipz may be too innocent a portal to attract tweens. On a web filled with insane YouTube videos and the (often disturbing and occasionally pornographic) webcam-hopping service, Chatroulette, will a “your first social network” site even have a chance? Will today’s youngest generation take to a modern equivalent of POGS or have they seen too much already? Only time (and sales figures) will tell.Thanks to Springwise for spotting this. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Tags:#Internet of Things#Product Reviews#Real World#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perezlast_img read more

Google’s Patent Pledge Covers Its Own Ass

first_imgTags:#Google#Open Source markhachman Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google’s pledge to back open patents is a typically Google gesture: an elegant combination of genuine altruism, PR spin and protecting its own self-interests.Thursday morning, Google outlined the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, which boils down to one statement: “we pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked,” the company said.Google said that it would place ten patents under the aegis of the OPN, all tied to MapReduce and designed to minimize the computing power of large data sets. Google has previously made those technologies available to developers; the most high-profile example of the MapReduce library is Hadoop, designed to run applications across large collections of low-cost, commodity hardware.Hadoop is licensed using the Apache v2 license, which allows for the modification and distribution of contributed code, without royalty. However, the license applies just to a specific project; the OPN pledge applies to any software, past present or future, that might use those patents. Google also said that the pledge remains in force even if the patents are transferred, which will presumably be apart of the licensing restrictions that are applied if the patents are sold or licensed to another party.But the key component of the pledge is this one: “The Pledge may be terminated, but only if a party brings a patent suit against Google products or services, or is directly profiting from such litigation,” Google said.He Hit Me FirstSo far, the patents that Google included under the pledge are fairly innocuous: there’s simply no way that Google would ever try to enforce its MapReduce patents, not when Hadoop has become such a critical component within the enterprise.Over time, Google said, the company intends to expand the patents covered by the OPN pledge to other technologies, and it’s here that Google lays the foundation for a future opportunity.Two of Google’s most important products are based upon technology that Google open sourced: Google’s Chrome browser and Android. Chrome, based on the Chromium Project, covers both the browser as well as the foundations of Chrome OS. Google’s mobile operating system, Android, was also founded as an open source project, and its pervasiveness as both an OS for phones and tablets – as well as forks like the Amazon Kindle – is based upon Google’s choice of license.But, over time, Google has been sued by Apple, British Telecom, Microsoft and Oracle, among others, who have claimed that the company’s Android patents infringe their own. If Google were to place its key Android patents under the “protection” of the OPN, the company would be able to paint Microsoft and others as bullies. Look, Google would be able to say, we gave the world MapReduce, which is the basis for the Hadoop technology you use to run SkyDrive, Microsoft – and your iCloud, Apple. How can you turn around and sue us over Android? It’s not clear whether Google’s pledge applies on a patent-by-patent basis, so that a suit contesting one patent under the pledge would allow Google – from a public relations standpoint, if not a “legal” one. And this all assumes that Google will take some of its more controversial patents and place them under the OPN, as well.Google is keenly aware of the disgust the software community has for patents, and the sort of restrictive lawsuits that not only tie up potential progress, but also force developers and researchers to constantly protect their innovations. Open-source licenses are a great relief: developers can simply develop, sharing their knowledge and improving their lot as a whole.In keeping with this, Google has elevated the bar for corporate behavior. You can argue that the open-source movement embodied Google’s “don’t be evil” mantra before Google did. (Linus Torvalds released Linux in 1991, seven years before Google was incorporated.) This is the Google of the self-driving car and Google Glass, innovating for all.And there is something to applaud here. It’s just that Google is looking out for its own self interest, too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

No doubt, some AI already knew about this Ericsson ’17 trends report

first_imgAs the year 2016 is winding down, Ericsson Consumer Lab has delivered their annual trend report, The 10 Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond.According to the report, it looks like AI is an important consumer focus, and consumers envision it providing much more than ever before – both socially and at work. Actually, 35 percent of advanced internet users would like to have an AI advisor at work, and one in four would prefer an AI as their manager.  However, almost half of these workers worry about AI robots soon taking over people’s jobs.See Also: Ericsson sees a wearable future that’s easy to swallowAutomated applications are being used more often by consumers, which is driving IoT adoption.  Two in five people think that smartphones will adopt their habits and do activities for them automatically.Looking at the report, over half of consumers already use emergency alarms, tracking or notifications on their smartphones. Of those users who believe their smartphones make them feel more safe, three in five claim to take more risks because they believe they can rely on their phones more.The report goes on to show that car drivers may be rare in the future. One in four pedestrians believes it would be safer to cross streets if all cars were autonomous, and 65 percent of them would rather have an autonomous car over a normal one.However, as these smart cars become a reality, car sickness issues may increase, and three in ten foresee needing pills to cure this car sickness. One in three also suggested motion sickness pills to use with virtual and augmented reality technology.VR no different from real reality in a few years?Continuing deeper into the report, about four out of five virtual reality users think that virtual reality will be indistinguishable from reality in three years. Half of these respondents have already voiced interest in gloves or shoes that allow interaction with virtual objects. Over half of people surveyed would enjoy using augmented reality glasses to illuminate dark surroundings and pinpoint dangers. More than one in three would prefer to edit out disturbing elements around them as well.Discussing the rise of virtual reality, Michael Björn, Head of Research, Ericsson ConsumerLab, states, “Beyond real time, I believe we should be talking about reality time. In fact, what we call reality becomes ever more personal and subjective.Consumers not only surround themselves with the like-minded on social networks, but also are also starting to customize the way they experience the world with augmented and virtual reality technologies. Consumers also want the future to remain fully mobile, implying that demand for battery-friendly, instant and fast connectivity is set to grow rapidly. In that sense, reality time means it is time for 5G networks.”Still, the paradox of internet use persistsThe report also states that people are readily transforming their social networks into silos. One in three surveyed explains that social networks are the main source of news. And more than one in four value their contacts’ opinions more than the viewpoints of politicians.But, when it comes to privacy, people are divided.  Two in five advanced internet users prefer to use encrypted services, but the others would just like to have decent privacy across all services.  More than one out of three thinks that privacy no longer exists at all.  And more than two out of five advanced internet users would choose to get all their products from the largest five IT companies. Of those, three in four believe this is a highly likely possibility in just five years.These insights are based on Ericsson ConsumerLab’s global research studies for more than 20 years, along with data collected from an online survey of advanced internet users in 14 major cities around the globe, performed in October 2016. According to Ericsson, although the study only represents 27 million citizens, their early adopter profile makes them critical to understand when exploring future trends. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Related Posts Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#autonomous vehicles#consumer trends#driverless cars#Ericsson#IoT center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amanda Razani Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

9 days agoEintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebic

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt chairman Steubing enjoys swipe at AC Milan signing Rebicby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt chairman Wolfgang Steubing has enjoyed a swipe at Ante Rebic.Rebic left Eintracht Frankfurt for AC Milan over the summer.“Honestly, I don’t know what to say,” Steubing told Bild.“He wanted to leave, because otherwise he would be the only one of the three strikers to stay at Frankfurt.“Now, he sits outside. He took a gamble and lost. And it won’t get any easier for him.” last_img read more

Philips Raises Awareness Of COPD With Sponsorship Of Leonard Nimoy Tribute Documentary

first_imgRoyal Philips today announced its sponsorship of the documentary COPD: Highly Illogical – Remembering Leonard Nimoy.The documentary seeks to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard Nimoy’s personal story of courage, while also providing the latest information about treatments for the chronic disease.Complex respiratory illnesses including asthma and COPD are on the rise. In fact, COPD is estimated to affect 24 million adults, with more than half not knowing they have the illness despite exhibiting symptoms. In the United States alone, 120,000 people die from COPD each year. With more than three million deaths annually, COPD is expected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide in the next fifteen years, more than breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer combined, as predicted by the World Health Organization.“COPD claims millions of lives every year, yet it doesn’t have nearly as much visibility as it should for how difficult it makes the lives of patients and their families. Our aim in sponsoring this film is to raise awareness of the disease and its consequences if left undiagnosed or untreated,” said Eli Diacopoulos, Home Respiratory Care Business Leader, Philips. “By sponsoring this film, we hope to spark conversations about improving COPD detection, prevention and treatment, and empower people with facts to educate others about a disease that has profoundly impacted many lives, like Leonard Nimoy’s.”Produced by Nimoy’s daughter, Julie Nimoy, and her husband, David Knight of Health Point Productions, COPD: Highly Illogical reveals the last few months of the famed actor’s life, which was claimed by the disease in February of last year. Nimoy’s COPD stemmed from both his smoking addiction and the fact that his decade-long struggle with the disease wasn’t officially diagnosed until 2013, when it was past the point of effective treatment.“Movie enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike were captivated by my father, Leonard Nimoy, in his role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek,” said Julie Nimoy. “His character’s iconic catchphrase, ‘Live long and prosper,’ quickly echoed through generations and became a battle cry for fans. I look forward to continuing my dad’s mission of raising awareness and helping COPD patients like him to live longer and prosper in their own lives, as my dad did in his.”For more than 25 years, Philips has been shaping the future of care for those with COPD. Offering people-centric innovations designed to empower patients to live full and active lives with COPD, Philips is making what was once science fiction, a reality. Among Philips’ recent innovations in respiratory care is the SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator, one of the smallest and lightest POCs on the market, as well as Care Orchestrator, a healthcare management application enabling enhanced connectivity and care for patients in the home.Philips will showcase its latest COPD and respiratory solutions at the upcoming European Respiratory Society International Congress (ERS) in London, from September 3-7. Further details on the production of COPD: Highly Illogical – Remembering Leonard Nimoy will also be available.To learn more about the documentary and view the trailer, click here.last_img read more

Scars and colour Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty

first_imgNew Delhi: Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour. The instances may be few and far between, but are welcome at a time when creating an inclusive society is the buzzword. With Chhapaak, director Meghna Gulzar – known for her deft handling of sensitive subjects – has given Deepika a chance to raise the bar for her already versatile filmography by playing an acid attack survivor who looks beyond her scars with “immense courage and strength in the face of crippling adversity”. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaFor Laxmi Agarwal, whose heart-wrenching story has inspired the film, the fact that a star like Deepika not just chose to act in, but also produce such a story, was overwhelming. “I felt, ‘See, they are finding beauty in an acid-burnt face’,” Laxmi said. Interestingly, last year, the British Film Institute (BFI) had announced it would no longer fund movies featuring villains with facial scars. This was in support of an #IAmNotYourVillain campaign by a charity group on a mission to de-stigmatise facial scars in film and television, since scarring has often been used on villains like The Joker and Darth Vader. Beauty has been a big deal in the world of showbiz. But perceptions are changing – or so it seems.last_img read more