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first_img Tags: kansai plasconUganda Cupvipers sc Abraham Ndugwa (Center) scores a brace on Tuesday (Photo by Vipers Media)Uganda Cup 2018/19-Round of 32Vipers SC 4-0 Kansai Plascon St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeTuesday, 15-01-2019KITENDE – Vipers eased past Kansai Plascon 4-0 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende to reach the last 16 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup 2018/19.An own goal by Desmond Kyobe and Halid Lwaliwa’s first of the season set the tone for Vipers before Abraham Ndugwa sealed the deal with a second half brace.In the game played on Tuesday, the Venoms handed a rest to many of their starters with only three (Ibrahim Kiyemba, Geofrey Wasswa and Tito Okello) starting from the team that played Sfaxien last Saturday.From the first whistle, Vipers swarmed Plascon as they attacked them from the word go and it was just a matter of time until the first goal came.With 15 minutes played, Kyobe could only look on in disgust as he side-footed an Noah Wafula’s ball into his own net to hand Vipers the lead.Lwaliwa made it 2-0 on 26 minutes moments after Kansai had their first sniff on goal which was superbly dealt with by Derrick Ochan in the Venoms goal.Vipers tempo increased during the second half in pursuit of more goals as Ouma called on his side to be angrier and the lads vented that fury with a devastating performance.Ndugwa produced a man of match display scoring two beautiful goals in the 52nd & 73rd minutes respectively as a reward for a performance that boosted everything Ouma wants from his players with heart, desire, application and quality in abundance.Defensively, the Venoms produced too as they kept the paint makers at bay with almost no clear cut opportunities to write home about as Ochan remained undisturbed almost the entire second half.Moving to a fourth game unbeaten run without conceding since Javier Martinez’s departure, this was a proper rehearsal for their up upcoming CAF Confederations Cup game away to CS Sfaxien.The Venoms who drew 0-0 with the Tunisians, will play the second leg at the Tareb Mhiri Stadium on Sunday, needing just a scoring draw to reach the group stages.Vipers XI:Derrick Ochan (G.K), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Aggrey Madoi, Halid Lwaliwa (84’ Tembo), Geofrey Wasswa, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Innocent Wafula, Tom Masiko, Abraham Ndugwa, Tito Okello (75’ Bobos Byaruhanga), Duncan Sseninde (70’ Steven Mukwala.Kansai Plascon XI:Zakariya Nsubuga (G.K), Brian Oyuka, Henry Mugoya, Dan Ekoyu, Desmond Kyobe (Captain), Andrew Kiwanuka (20’ Gerald Rwakitinti), Davis Kamista, Ousman Mutumba (50’ Gilbert Kalule), Henry Kitengenyi, Robert Ssentongo Junior, Godfrey KatereggaComments last_img read more

first_imgWillian scored the winner the last time Chelsea met EvertonKick-off: 12.45pm, Saturday 12 September 2015Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands)BetVictor.com preview: Back Blues to see off Everton despite poor startMatch in a nutshell: Chelsea look to bounce back at Goodison Park after their worst start to a season since 1995.Injuries and suspensionsEVERTONRuled out: Tom Cleverley (ankle), Leighton Baines (ankle), Darron Gibson (foot), Steven Pienaar (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (knee).Fitness tests: Bryan Oviedo (knee), Brendan Galloway (knee)Suspended: None.CHELSEARuled out: Thibaut Courtois (knee), Oscar (muscle injury).Fitness tests: None.Suspended: None. Predicted line-upsEverton: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo; McCarthy, Barry; Lennon, Barkley, Kone; Lukaku. Subs from: Robles, Browning, Pennington, Galloway, Besic, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Naismith, Funes Mori, Holgate, McGeady, Osman.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Blackman, Baba, Aina, Zouma, Djilobodji, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Kenedy, Remy, Falcao. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesEverton total: D L W D L (5 points)Home: L D L L W (4 points)Chelsea total: L W L D W (7 points)Away: W L L W D (7 points)Top scorers – all competitionsEverton: Lukaku 4; Barkley 2; Kone 1, Mirallas 1, Naismith 1.Chelsea: Azpilicueta 1, Costa 1, Falcao 1, Oscar 1, Pedro 1.Last five meetings12 February 2015: Chelsea 1 Everton 030 August 2014: Everton 3, Chelsea 622 February 2014: Chelsea 1 Everton 014 September 2013: Everton 1 Chelsea 019 May 2013: Chelsea 2 Everton 1Everton 1 win, Chelsea 4 wins, 0 drawsSee also:Chelsea keeper Courtois undergoes knee operationOscar closing in on Chelsea returnMourinho not thinking about possible emergency loan after Courtois injuryEverton v Chelsea line-ups: Cahill and Willian dropped, Mikel plays, two changes for EvertonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgChico >> Trying to avoid its first two-game losing streak since March 9, 2016, the Corning High boys basketball team battled Rocklin, an upper division team out of the Sac-Joaquin Section, in the third-place game of the McDonald’s Winter Classic Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Valley’s Varley Gym. The Cardinals struggled early against the full-court press and keeping the bigger frontcourt players off the glass, as Rocklin grabbed the early lead and eventual 63-50 win over Corning.“I thought we …last_img read more

first_imgThe BBC News reports that a female bar-tailed godwit flew 11,500km (almost 7200 mi) nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand.  The journey took about a week.  Observers at Massey University used electronic tags to catalog the birds’ flight.    This distance is nearly double what ornithologists used to consider an “extremely long” flight.  This makes the godwits the new champions of avian migration.  “Unlike seabirds, which feed and rest on their long journeys or swifts which feed in flight, the godwits make their long journeys without feeding or drinking.”    Even more amazing, some of the young follow weeks later without adult guidance.  Then, come January and February, the birds will fly back, completing their annual victory lap around the world.Animals are never-ending sources of amazement and wonder.  Thank goodness the article spared us an evolutionary fable.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgScientists want to copy animal skills.  The new science of biomimetics is on a roll (11/30/2010), looking to living things for design inspiration.  Here are a few of the latest organisms giving inventors and engineers goose bumps.Bird gloss:  Ravens have what scientists at the University of Akron in Ohio want: glossy materials.  Nevermore shall ravens be despised members of the bird order; according to PhysOrg, their feathers have thin layers that cause light interference, producing a sheen that glistens even though the surface is rough.  That could be useful to inventors needing a glossy look for materials that cannot be polished.Honeybee aerobatics:  By imitating the optical flow of honeybee eyes, researchers at the University of Queensland are inventing plane navigation systems that can perform complex maneuvers, PhysOrg reported.Fly navigation:  With help from the Air Force, Caltech scientists, similarly, are studying fly vision to learn better flight attitude control.  It would be enough to improve flight stabilization and navigation from our tiny winged neighbors; “However, with a tiny brain they are able to perform a variety of tasks such as finding food and mates despite changing light levels, wind gusts, wing damage, and so on.”Bird-o-soar:  Soaring is better than flapping, reported PhysOrg.  Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem are equipping birds with transmitters to learn more about their flight efficiency.  They are finding that small birds benefit from gliding as much as large birds.Bacterial biofuel:  A subset of biomimetics is employing organisms directly.  Science Daily said that scientists at Concordia University are trying to engineer Lactobacillus lactis, the organism that helps make cheese from milk, into a workhorse “to transform plant material into biofuels or other chemicals.”Bacterial sensors:  Scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are recruiting bacteria to test water quality.  According to Science Daily, their “revolutionary Swimming Behavioral Spectrophotometer (SBS) … employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.”  The contraption, which monitors the swimming ability of the germs as indicators of water quality, could some day monitor all the drinking water in the world, with instantaneous feedback and continuous response.  The Department of Defense is very interested. Butterfly medic:  “Butterfly-Inspired Patch May Alert Soldiers to Brain Injury” reads a headline on Live Science, describing how “A color-changing patch modeled after the iridescent wings of butterflies could give soldiers a heads-up on the severity of injuries sustained on the battlefield,” thanks to work at the University of Pennsylvania.Silk drop control:  Remember how spider webs collect dew by causing water droplets to bead up due to the nature of the proteins in the silk? (see 02/04/2010).  Nature reported that Chinese scientists are trying to imitate this trick with synthetic silks.Earthworm biohazard sensors:  Why build electronic sensors to detect hazmat (hazardous materials), when earthworms can be hired to do it?  Science Daily reported that researchers in Venezuela and Argentina are studying the “viability of using earthworms to process hazardous material containing high concentrations of heavy metal for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and other potentially hazardous areas.”  This offers an “alternative to complex and costly industrial cleanup methods, the team suggests.”Neuron computers:  Live Science reported how researchers at Boston University are bringing the world closer to silicon-free computers that use memristors, which “behave like neurons in many ways,” toward new digital brains.Bacterial computers:  Imagine being able to program bacteria to act as logic circuits for organic computers.  That’s what researchers at the University of California at San Francisco are counting on, according to Science Daily.Ant computers:  How do ants solve puzzles so well?  They can always find the shortest route to a target, even when a barrier is put in the way.  Scientists at the University of Sydney are curious, so they have built mazes to learn how the “humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.”  The headline reads, “Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants.”  Supercomputer programmers who humble themselves like the ant might learn how to adapt to changing conditions and barriers, both by exploratory behavior and signals left in the path, such as the pheromone molecules that help ants remember previous trials without backtracking.  One team member commented, “Even simple mass-recruiting ants have much more complex and labile problem solving skills than we ever thought.”Viral batteries:  “Viruses have a bad rep–and rightly so,” began an article on PhysOrg, but researchers at the University of Maryland are “turning the tables, harnessing and exploiting the ‘self-renewing’ and ‘self-assembling’properties of viruses for a higher purpose: to build a new generation of small, powerful and highly efficient batteries and fuel cells.”Starfish medical breakthrough:  Watch a video at BBC News to learn how asthma, hay fever and arthritis may get new effective treatments, thanks to starfish.  Imitating the slimy goo on starfish surfaces could help reduce inflammation on blood vessels, researchers at King’s College London said.  “The starfish have effectively done a lot of the hard work for us.”    This is just one example of promises from sea creatures.  The article said that scientists envision an “underwater pharmacy” of useful medical products coming from organisms as diverse as sea cucumbers and seaweed.  “Some of the most widespread, widely used medicines come from nature,” said David Hughes, an ecologist from the Scottish Association for Marine Science.  “Penicillin is a mould that grows on bread, aspirin comes from willow trees, so it’s not too surprising turning to nature to find useful drugs.  But we’ve only very recently begun to look to the sea for a useful source of medicines.”  The huge diversity of life in the oceans that cover nearly 3/4 of the earth’s surface promises a vast research area for years to come.Bones and cones:  From the spiral cones of molluscs to the bones and teeth of vertebrates, biominerals form a variety of lightweight yet tough materials.  Science Daily discussed how researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center are studying “nature’s ability to form complex structures, such as bones, teeth and mollusk shells, from peptides.”  This could lead to breakthroughs in “bone replacement, sensing systems, efficient energy generation and treatment of diseases.”Very few of these articles mentioned evolution.  Of those that did, evolution was a side dish, not the entree.  In the raven feather article (bullet 1 above), for instance, the suggestion was made that the peculiar feather structure “may represent an evolutionarily intermediate step between matte and iridescent colors,” and in the starfish story (bullet 14), Clive Page at King’s College London injected purpose and design into a Darwinian answer by saying, “The starfish is effectively providing us with something that is giving is different leads: it has had billions of years in evolution to come up with molecules that do specific things.”Go biomimetics!  The biomimicry revolution is making science fun again.  Reporters and scientists who are tired of Darwin, this is a way for you to get out of the kingdom of the DODOs (Darwin only, Darwin only) without jeopardizing your career.  Just study the living subject and apply it to real world problems.  Storytelling about “billions of years in evolution” is superfluous and will not be missed.    Parents and teachers: consider inspiring your precocious students’ next science project with biomimetics.  It could be a first-prize winner and open up a young person’s mind to an exciting, productive career that could improve human life and health without harming the environment.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgIATA boss Alexandre de Juniac People in regions such as Europe and the Asia-Pacific forgot about their troubles and packed their old kit bags in November as demand for air travel reached its highest point in nine months.Overall demand rose 7.6 per cent compared to the year before and airlines filled more seats and the load factor edged up almost a percentage point to 78.9 per cent, according to figures released Wednesday by the International Air Transport Association.Global international passenger demand for the month rose 8 per cent, while worldwide domestic passenger demand — which tends to vary dramatically between countries — grew by 7.1 per cent.Airlines also filled more seats in all regions.Europeans  took to international travel with gusto as demand increased 8.3 per cent and the annualised traffic growth for the past five months hit 12 per cent. IATA said this suggested the disruption caused by terrorism and political instability had lifted “against a backdrop of a growing Eurozone economy’’. Planes travelling to and from Europe flew fuller with the region’s load factor climbing 1.1 percentage point to 80.8 per cent.It was a  similar story in the Asia-pacific, where international passenger traffic also rose 8.3  per cent compared to the previous year and the load factor rose 0.8 percentage points to 77.4 per cent.“The strong upward trend in demand has slowed recently but it is not clear whether this is a longer-term development or just a brief pause,’’ IATA said.Middle East carriers trumped the field with a 12.2 per cent increase in demand, but load factors were a modest 68.7 per cent and IATA said the region’s seasonally adjusted traffic trend had paused.The slowest growth was in North America, where traffic climbed just 1.5 per cent but the load factor still edged up slightly to 78.7 per cent. “Traffic across the pacific is growing rapidly but North Atlantic demand is moderating,’’ IATA said.Latin America saw a 7.3 per cent rise in November traffic and the biggest climb in load factor for any region: 3.4 percentage points to 82.2 per cent. Africa was up 8.2 per cent with two thirds of seats full on average.IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said the stronger demand for air travel reflected a pick up in the global economic cycle and predicted this would play an increasing role as the stimulus of low oil prices receded.“Travel has never been more accessible—with great fares, many options and more destinations,’’ he said. “Nevertheless, uncertainty lies ahead. The threat of terrorism, questions over the durability of the economic upswing, rising oil prices and increasing protectionist rhetoric are among the concerns. “The industry has reshaped itself and strengthened its resilience to shocks. We should see another solid year of collective profitability for the airlines in 2017.’’last_img read more

first_imgLooking down, there is nothing for 30 feet and then the leafy floor of the Potsdam forest in Germany. My head is red from exhaustion. When I look at my hands, they are shaking. I try to write my geocaching username in the small logbook, but the letters are scrawly. “At least I did not forget the pen down there,” I think to myself.Do not forget a pen, before going up!“Now you have to come down” Ralf (Geocaching username: DeepdiverBerlin) calls from below. Ralf’s specialty are T5 caches. Geocaches with a terrain 5 rating require specialized equipment. That can be a boat, a vehicle with 4 wheel drive, or in this case, climbing equipment. Ralf brought his experienced friends Karsten (Karsten & Co), Gisela (water&sun) and Michael (Vista-Freund) to show me the ropes (pun intended) when it comes to finding geocaches hidden high up in trees.“Pull!”, they yell and laugh and I carefully remove my hand ascender from the rope and pull the trigger of my descender to slowly let the rope slip through. And I come down, a lot quicker than it took me to climb up.A little shaky I land back on the soft forest floor. I feel thrilled, excited, and very accomplished, but before too long, we pack up our climbing gear and go to the next geocache that is placed high up in a tree.We tackle 5 trees that day. Each with a different shape, height and technique. At one geocache location, we have to build a so called “ropeway” between two trees to get to a far out branch too thin to support anyone’s weight. Another time we have to pull the climber to the geocache from the ground. Tree climbing seems to be a great combination of physical and cerebral strength, as we often ponder over the best technique before getting the ropes in the trees and making our ways up to the geocaches.I am glad to be able to learn from experienced climbers. Gisela is close to her 1000th geocache, she got while climbing a tree. “We thought, these kind of geocaches are for other people. That we will never get them,” says Michael, “But then a friend of ours took us and taught us how to do it and now we are hooked!” I can understand why. The physical exertion, making it way high into the crown of a tree is so adventurous, but being guided with experience and secured with good climbing gear, I feel very safe.Gisela and Michael also took tree climbing classes to further their knowledge about tree climbing and also about tree types. It can be dangerous for inexperienced geocachers to climb a tree, because they don’t know enough about the sturdiness of different tree types, or cannot distinguish sick or dead trees from sturdy, healthy ones.“This is my kind of adventure,” I think in the evening at a local geocaching event in Berlin. My legs are hurting, I can barely keep my eyes open, but I am happy and proud to have added five T5s to my geocaching statistics today. And I am looking forward to the next tree, and to my next geocaching adventure!What geocaching experience made you feel proud and accomplished? Let us know in the comments below! SharePrint RelatedReach new geocaching heights!March 15, 2016In “Community”5 Tricks of the Trade for Geocaching with KidsApril 29, 2014In “Community”Paddle your way to a T5 geocacheApril 12, 2018In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgArlington Cemetery by A. AdrianOver the last seven years of blogging, I have tried to convey my profound thoughts of gratitude to recognize those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. I have tried to come up with words that would describe my appreciation to those families who have given their own for our country and for our freedom. I am inadequate in trying to write anything that would come close to my sincerest gratitude. The descriptive words have never come to me so I am sharing the thoughts of others.Remember freedom is not free.My Twitter friend Johnnie Scott from Great Falls, Montana, retweeted this tweet from Heather Rohde Art ‏@RohdeFineArt. We have heard this before. Let’s not let the thought “Freedom is not free” become a cliche.As you enjoy #MemorialDay, remember that freedom is not free. Gratitude to the military men & women who sacrificed their lives for America.Have regular humbled appreciation for those who have served.Memorial Day is about remembering those who have fallen. It is also a time that provokes thoughts for those who are serving and have served. A popular agriculture radio personality, Max Armstrong, posted a poignant status in Facebook about his heroes and the service that those in the Armed Forces provide. He summarizes his thoughts in this passage.Our surges of passionate patriotism tend to fall on Summer’s picnic holidays. I guess I am as guilty of that as anyone. But I hope you will join in on a little heartfelt, humbled, drop-to-the-knees praying for these folks on a regular basis…some of whom may not walk with a limp, but came back badly beaten up and with wounds that just won’t heal.Take action—write to deployed service members or help military families in your community.Jan Hoadley, a farmer who raises rabbits, poultry, and sells directly to the public in North Alabama, wrote that Memorial Day is a day to understand the kind of people who are being remembered on Memorial Day.  They are the kind of people who think of others before themselves.The kind of people that hear of or see someone in trouble and go to help. The kind of people who think of others. The kind of people that are missed by the families left behind who wish it was just a grilling holiday, but for whom every day is a reminder. If you don’t personally know someone who has earned the right to be remembered on Memorial Day (which isn’t happy folks!), I urge you to write to a handful of our military members – get to know their nothing ever happens days until something happens.Not all of us know of someone who has died for our country, but all of us know of someone who is serving. We can all do something to show our appreciation any day, and why not today?Take time to remember.Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, NEThe University of Nebraska Lancaster Cooperative Extension County Office Twitter status is simple:Honor.Respect.Remember.#MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/5xhbC2vRWVInstill in the young ones why we need to remember.Grandfather’s and Great-grandfather’s grave in ArlingtonA man took his young daughter to Arlington National Cemetery. While his daughter may not have fully understood, she knew the trip was important to her father. One day she will understand more deeply because her father has shown her gratitude and the respect for the fallen. Take a moment today to express your gratitude and tell your children why we have a Memorial Day.This Military Families Learning Network post is written by Anne Mims Adrian, PhD, who is with Military Families Learning Network and eXtension.last_img read more

first_imgBy Carol ChurchA couple of years ago, my Social Security number and personal information was stolen and a fraudulent tax return was filed in my name, causing a cascade of problems that took months to clear up. Fortunately, the fraudsters never were able to access any money belonging to me, and the whole thing was more of a terrible inconvenience than anything else. However, since then, I have been very careful about protecting that number!Photospin/PS ProductionsHow Are Social Security Numbers Stolen?Social Security numbers can be stolen in a variety of ways:Someone might rummage through your discarded mail and papersYour wallet or personal papers might be stolenPersonal files or records of yours stored outside your home might be compromisedYou might accidentally provide this info to a fraudulent website or personYour information might be intercepted on the Internet by hackersAlthough it’s not possible to completely protect ourselves against all of these possibilities, there are steps we can take.Ways to Protect the Number–Just say “no”Typically, we legally have to provide our Social Security number to employers, banks, and a few other entities, such as driver’s license bureaus and public assistance agencies. However, many other parties, such as landlords, medical offices, schools and universities, utility companies, and so on, also may ask for Social Security numbers—but they don’t have a legal right to them.Ask if you can give your driver’s license number instead. (Medical offices may be willing to use an insurance card number.) This may go any number of ways. There may be no problem whatsoever; you may need to speak with someone “higher up”; or in some cases, you may be denied service or your service may be delayed.If you must do business but still have concerns, ask to see the privacy policy of the requesting party and inquire as to how the number will be stored.–Never carry your Social Security card or number in your wallet or on your personThis one is pretty obvious, but I was surprised to see someone I know carrying theirs around!–Shred sensitive mail and documentsIt doesn’t take more than a moment to put bills and other sensitive papers through an inexpensive home paper shredder.–Consider using an Identity Protection PIN when filing taxes, where possible.An IRS IP PIN is a unique number assigned to a taxpayer by the government that allows the IRS to ensure that the person filing the return really is who they say they are. As an identity theft victim, I now must file with an IP PIN every year, which I am more than happy to do!The interesting news is that the IRS is now offering this protection to ALL citizens of Florida, Georgia, and the District of Columbia, three areas where identity theft is the highest. Other taxpayers nationwide may also receive an opt-in invite to get an IP PIN. This is a very useful service for anyone who is eligible and looking to protect their Social Security number, but it’s important to remember that once you start using one, you are committing to continue.–If earning self-employment income, obtain an EINIf you are an in business for yourself as an independent contractor, your clients may need to ask for your Social Security number so they can issue you a 1099. This exposes your Social Security number to the world. In order to avoid this issue you can request an EIN (Employer Identification Number) free from the IRS.–Use strong and unique passwords for sites storing your SSNYou should always use strong passwords, but this is particularly important for any website which has access to your SSN (banks, employer payroll systems, tax preparers).–Check credit scores annuallyEveryone should do this anyway, but this is just another reason why. Go to annualcreditreport.com to get a free annual report.If a Social Security Number Has Been StolenIn case of Social Security number theft, the affected party should go to http://www.identitytheft.gov and report the problem. Contact the credit bureaus (Equifax, Transunion, and Experian) as well, and place a fraud alert (once of you place one with one, it will be placed with the other two). The IRS provides details on how to handle this situation.Although it may seem cumbersome protecting this crucial number, it’s worth the trouble. Taking the time to safeguard it is crucial.last_img read more

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