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  • Football For Good captain completes move to Onduparaka

    first_imgBy Marley OdongoFOOTBALL. Arua-based Uganda Premier League side Onduparak’s activities on the transfer market continued yesterday with the acquisition of Football For Good skipper Allan Busobozi.The versatile midfielder who had trials with the club last season has penned a four-year deal at the West Nile club and becomes the seventh signing of what is turning into a busy transfer period for the Caterpillars.Busobozi joins Rajab Kakooza, Karim Ndugwa, Nicholas Ssebwato, Rashid Okocha, Bob Kasozi and Aggrey Kirya as the new additions at the Green Light.The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the most skilful players from the northern region and is greatly admired by coach Livingstone Mbabazi for his immense talent“He is so talented and versatile. He has been groomed by European coaches so it’s not difficult to use him in technical games. We also need to trust young players because they are the future of this club,.” Mbabazi told the club website.Commentslast_img read more

  • Sasol eyes first US gas-to-liquid plant

    first_imgSasol will embark on a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a GTL venture in Calcasieu Parish over the next 18 months, and will consider two options – a two-million tons per annum and a four-million tons per annum facility. If all proceeds as planned, construction is expected to start in 2013, and the complex would be built in two phases that, on completion in 2018, would process approximately four-million tons of products per year, with a maximum capacity of 96 000 barrels a day. “GTL fuels are an important part of the energy mix because they can advance energy independence in a way that is both cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.” First of its kind Advancing energy independence SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Sasol has selected Calcasieu Parish as their preferred location in the US for one of the largest industrial projects in Louisiana history,” said Jindal. “This is great news for Southwest Louisiana and our entire state.” He was speaking at a press conference in the US together with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal last week. “We believe Sasol’s proprietary GTL technology can help unlock the potential of Louisiana’s clean and abundant natural gas resources and contribute to an affordable, reliable and high quality fuel supply for the United States,” said Sasol new business development director Ernst Oberholster. 20 September 2011 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has chosen a location in south-western Louisiana as the site for what could be the first plant in the US to produce gas-to-liquid (GTL) transportation fuels and other products. The potential GTL complex would entail a capital investment of approximately US$8-billion to $10-billion, and could create up to 850 permanent positions and up to approximately 5 500 jobs during peak construction periods. The GTL complex would be the first of its kind built in the United States, with Sasol converting natural gas into synthetic gas and then converting the synthetic gas into premium diesel fuel and related products. In addition, unlike other proposed alternatives to conventional petroleum-based fuels, GTL fuel is used in existing vehicles and fuel delivery infrastructure without modifications. This is the second “first of a kind” announced by Sasol in the US in less than a year – In December 2010, Sasol announced the world’s first Ethylene Tetramerization Unit, also to be built in Calcasieu Parish.last_img read more

  • Google Selects Kansas City for Its Ultra High-Speed Internet Project

    first_imgLast year, Google put out a call to communities, asking for their interest in becoming an experimental site for the company’s plans to build out an ultra-high speed Internet network. Over a 1000 cities applied for the chance to get Google Fiber, and Google has just announced its selection: Kansas City, Kansas.The proposed network will clock in at speeds about 100 times faster than what most households in America currently have access to, reaching about 1 gigabit per second.The new network will be built in conjunction with the city, according to Google, which says it plans to work closely with local organizations, businesses, and universities as the infrastructure is built. Bringing Americans better access to high-speed Internet is part of this effort from Google and is also part of a U.S. government initiative as well, with its National Broadband Plan. The government recently released a map of broadband availability in the country, highlighting how much work needs to happen to bring better (or in places, any) high-speed Internet access.Access is part of the problem, but so is speed. As we consume more video online – for business and pleasure – broadband speed becomes increasingly critical. Google also hopes that by supporting high-speed Internet, it will in turn spur more innovations around technologies that depend on it, particularly around universities and hospitals.Google says that, pending approval from the Kansas City’s Board of Commissioners, the service will be available beginning next year. It also says it’s looking at ways to bring the same Internet speeds to other countries. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • Spurs team news & line-up vs Arsenal

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Tottenham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 14:30 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Harry Kane Tottenham Everton Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal The two north London rivals collide at Wembley this weekend with the game sure to have top-four implications for both sides Tottenham and Arsenal meet in a highly-anticipated north London derby on Saturday, with each club in desperate need of a win.Spurs, fresh from beating Newport County 2-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday, sit fifth in the Premier League, just one point behind stuttering Chelsea in the race for the top four.Arsenal, meanwhile, thumped Everton 5-1 last weekend and sit sixth, four points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player TOTTENHAM INJURIES Toby Alderweireld returned to the starting XI against Newport and played the entire 90 minutes, giving Pochettino a welcome boost, while Danny Rose and Harry Winks also played.Spurs, therefore, have a clean bill of health ahead of the game against the Gunners, but it remains to be seen if new signing Lucas Moura will be integrated into the side, having been ineligible to play against Newport.TOTTENHAM SUSPENSIONS Spurs have no suspended players.TOTTENHAM STARTING LINE-UP While Pochettino loves to tinker with his XI, he kept the same team that defeated Manchester United in last week’s pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool.He made changes for the midweek FA Cup encounter against Newport, but Pochettino is likely to revert back to the XI that so controversially won a point at Anfield.It would make sense, too, with the likes of Serge Aurier, Rose and Moussa Sissoko all playing 90 minutes in midweek.Alderweireld has only just returned to fitness, and it would be a surprise if he were picked to play from the start at Wembley, even though Davinson Sanchez struggled against Liverpool.Son Heung-min was substituted on 60 minutes and is likely to play on the left, but there is a question mark over the inclusion of January signing Lucas Moura. He is more likely to make the bench than the XI at this stage.SPURS V ARSENALARSENAL TEAM NEWS Danny Welbeck returns after a hip injury, while Nacho Monreal is expected to be passed fit after being substituted following a kick on his thigh against Everton.A late fitness test for Petr Cech is required as the goalkeeper hasn’t trained after sustaining an injury in the win against the Toffees, with David Ospina ready to deputise for the Czech shot-stopper.”Maybe Danny Welbeck will be back,” said Wenger. “We had a few problems with Cech, who we are not sure about at the moment because he’s not trained. I don’t know if he will be available. Monreal looks alright again. It should be a similar squad.”Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.January signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are both set to feature.Arsene Wenger Swansea City Arsenal Premier League 01302918TV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match kicks off at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, with live television coverage available on BT Sport in the UK. BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Spurs have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4), although that defeat came earlier this season, losing 2-0 at the Emirates. This is the first meeting between Spurs and Arsenal at Wembley since April 1993, when they met in an FA Cup semi-final, with Arsenal winning 1-0 from a Tony Adams goal. Harry Kane has scored 21 goals in 32 Premier League London derby matches, averaging 0.66 goals per game. Of players to have played 20+ London derbies in the Premier League, only Thierry Henry has a better ratio (0.73 – 43 goals in 59 apps). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals in four previous appearances against Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions; once in the Champions League (2 games) and three goals in the Europa League (2 games). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

  • 10 months agoChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contract

    first_imgChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract.The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” Mourinho said. “Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 months agoSchalke ending loan of Chelsea fullback Baba

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke ending loan of Chelsea fullback Bababy Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke are ending the loan of Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba.The Ghana international has struggled to overcome a knee injury suffered in January 2017.And Sky Deutschland says Schalke have decided to end the loan and send Baba back to Chelsea.The defender has spent part of this season already in London for treatment in the final stage of his injury recovery. last_img read more

  • Senate Passes Pension Reform Bills

    first_imgStory Highlights The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 will establish a defined benefit contributory scheme, which will require all pensionable officers to contribute five per cent of salary. The Bills were passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year. The Senate, on Friday (Sept. 29) passed two critical bills, paving the way for the reform of pension arrangements for employees in the public sector.center_img The Senate, on Friday (Sept. 29) passed two critical bills, paving the way for the reform of pension arrangements for employees in the public sector.They are the Pensions (Public Service) Act of 2017, which had 62 amendments and the Constitution (Amendment) (Establishment Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act of 2017.Under the new provisions, pensionable officers will be required to contribute five per cent of salary towards a pension.Leader of Government Business, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who piloted the Bills, said the matter of public sector pension reform is “way overdue.”She pointed out that the payment of pensions continues to be unaffordable for the Government and the aim is to make the system more sustainable while providing adequate benefits for pensioners.She said it will also reduce the stress on the budget. “The affordability of public sector pension is important because of the well-being of our economy and also the well-being of our workers,” she said.The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 will establish a defined benefit contributory scheme, which will require all pensionable officers to contribute five per cent of salary.It also provides for establishment of a segregated fund for contributions; gradual increase in the retirement age to 65; and harmonisation of legislation regarding public-sector pensions in a single statute, while repealing several enactments previously dealing with pensions.The Constitution (Amendment) (Established Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act 2017 seeks to amend the Constitution to provide for the payment of pensions, gratuities and allowances out of the pension fund. The Bills were passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year.last_img read more

  • ONE CEO Teething Problems Cost Us USD 400 Mn

    first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: K Line The newly launched carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) expects its teething problems to have a USD 400 million impact to the company’s bottom line for the fiscal year of 2018.The teething problems, which mostly relate to booking reception and documentation operations, have had a major impact on the company’s business performance since launching in April 2018 as a joint venture between K Line, MOL and NYK Line.Namely, for the first half of the fiscal year 2018, covering the period from April to September 2018, ONE booked a loss of USD 311 million, much wider than USD 38 million previously forecast.For the full fiscal year, the company anticipates to book a loss of USD 600 million, a major downgrade from the expected profit of USD 110 million.Speaking at an investors meeting in Tokyo on November 28, ONE’s CEO Jeremy Nixon, said that the root cause of the teething problems were unexpected regulatory delays that tightened the time window for the company to ready for launching.“Back in July 2017, we were hoping to receive regulatory clearance which would then allow us  to be able to plan all the offices, set up all tax implications for 120 countries, get our IT data systems up and running etc. We would have been able to select our staff and bring them over from the legacy companies, making us largely ready so when we went live with the bookings from February 2018 we could be safe on the operation in April 2018,” he said.However, the regulatory framework was pushed considerably with the final clearance secured at the end of October, leaving ONE with only four months to prepare the organization to go live with bookings.One of the key issues during the transition period were inadequate human resources and delays in uploading the required data.“Because of the tighter regulatory window we didn’t have as many resources as we needed initially to be able to set up all our IT systems and get everything working perfectly. We didn’t have an IT problem, we had a resource issue and data load-up issue,” Nixon pointed out.The issue was fixed as the company entered into the second quarter of its business operation.Nixon added that the teething problems were behind the company and that opportunities lost due to the said issues in the first half of the year would be recovered by fiscal year 2019.Looking into 2019, the company expects an overall benign market with supply and demand growing at around 4 pct respectively. Furthermore, newbuilding deliveries are anticipated to be quite low further tightening the demand and supply balance.ONE is in the process of renewing contracts with its customers for the fiscal year 2019 and is working on introducing a floating fuel recovery surcharge.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

  • Traffic Advisory Victoria County

    first_imgVICTORIA COUNTY: Little Narrows Ferry The Little Narrows Ferry is back in service. It was out of service Wednesday, April 25 for repairs. Local Area Office: 902-860-2430 -30-last_img

  • Patient with mental illness dragged out of hospital

    first_imgKolkata: A mentally-challenged patient was allegedly dragged out of the Bongaon Sub-Divisional Hospital on Sunday morning by some contractual employees and ayahs.It was also alleged that some of them poured water on the patient despite he was crying. Later, after intervention of police and the hospital authorities, the patient was allotted a bed at the hospital. According to sources, on Sunday morning, relatives of the patients admitted in the hospital, saw a youth was being dragged by some hospital employees and ayahs. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen they tried to figure out what had happened, the accused hospital employees did not bothered to answer. The onlookers got agitated after a few ayahs poured water on the patient and dragged him out of the hospital. It allegedly that some of them kicked and assaulted him. A few relatives of the patients admitted in the hospital rushed to the hospital authorities and narrated the whole incident. The Bongaon police station was informed about the incident. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWithin a few minutes, police officers arrived at the spot and got in touch with the hospital authorities. Later, after the intervention of hospital authorities, Rogi Kalyan Samiti and the police, the patient was shifted to a bed at the hospital. Though hospital authorities have not reacted to the incident, sources informed that an ayah has been suspended in this connection. Question arises how a hospital employee could do mistreat a patient. According to a source, an internal inquiry may soon be initiated in this regard. The youth was admitted few days ago by some local residents when they found him in bad shape. Till Sunday, his identity could not be established. According to sources, the police have circulated an all concerned message across the state along with description of the mentally-challenged youth and his photo to establish his identity.last_img read more