Senkatuka stars as Bright Stars edge Paidah

first_img Tags: bright starsNelson SsenkatukaPaidha Black AngelsStarTimes Uganda Premier League Ssenkatuka (9) scores one of his first goals against Paidha on Saturday.Uganda Premier League 2018/19 (Match Day 30 Results)-Bright Stars 6-1 Paidha Black Angels-SC Villa 6-0 Nyamityobora-KCCA 6-1 Maroons-Mbarara City 2-0 Police‘Vipers 1-0 BUL-Onduparaka 0-0 Express-Kirinya-Jinja S.S 0-0 Ndejje University-Tooro United 0-0 URAAs the 2018/19 season climaxed, Bright Stars capatin Senkatuka showed he is class above the ordinary with five goals to his name in the 6-1 demolition of relegated Paidha Black Angels.The former KCCA and Proline forward scored the first goal after just 4 minutes into the game.He then added the others in the 8th, 24th, 56th and 64th minutes before James Angu sealed their comprehensive victory.Paidha Black Angels’ consolation was scored by Jackson Nsubuga.Senkatuka majestically smiled back home with the man of the match accolade and Shs 100,000 cash reward.Senkatuka completes the season with 16 goals, only three shy of league top scorer, Juma Balinya of Police.The massive win helped Bright Stars ascend two places to 8th on the 16 team log with 41 points, same as Kirinya-Jinja S.S but the former has a better goal difference.Comments last_img read more

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Jimmy G will lead 49ers to playoffs, NBC’s Peter King says

first_imgLast year, voices across NFL media picked the 49ers as a “sleeper” to make the playoffs with the talented Jimmy Garoppolo set for his first full season under offensive genius Kyle Shanahan.Garoppolo struggled early and tore his ACL in Week 3, running the Niners’ far off the playoff path as they trudged to a 4-12 season.This offseason has seen fewer analysts clamoring to climb on the 49ers’ bandwagon, but one prominent pundit just hopped on.NBC’s Peter King, formerly of Sports Illustrated, h …last_img

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Another Blackberry Outage: A Historical Look

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Blackberry users had a bit of a surprise this morning. Email was down. It came back up around 11 a.m. PST but in comparison to prior outages, this was a big one.The Blackberry email outage spared most business users as enterprise servers were not affected. First problems were reported around 2:30 a.m. PST. By mid-morning, the Twittersphere was a buzz with questions about their Blackberry service.We thought it might be useful to show a history of Blackberry outages and reflect on their significance compared to today’s outage.In 2007, RIM had a major outage. CEO Jim Balsillie said the outages would never happen again.At the time, Balsillie did not have too much to worry about. They had a pretty tight grip on the market. The iPhone had been introduced in January but it was of little concern at the time. The biggest issue was making sure the company instituted some safeguards for government agencies and big enterprise customers.In February 2008, RIM had another serious outage.The outages ignited concerns but no real harm seemed to come of it.Now comes today’s outage. The market is a far different place than one or two years ago. According to comScore, more people use the iPhone than Microsoft devices. The Blackberry is still in first place with more than 14 million users.But how long can the lead last for Blackberry with major outages like the one today? The enterprise may be a different story but the lead there is not guaranteed. It’s not just email anymore. Apps are all the rage. So when email goes down for Blackberry, you know it has some real affects. Email is RIM’s crown jewel. If its reliability is questioned than it raises more interest among users in competing devices such as the iPhone or the Android. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts alex williamscenter_img Tags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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First Look at Affordable LEED Townhomes

first_imgMy associate Abe Kruger and I are the green raters on a set of 18 affordable townhomes currently under construction for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Housing Authority. We were brought in after design and specifications were complete, so we did not have as much influence on the project as we would have liked. Regardless, it is a good project with a very involved and cooperative team. With this in mind we hopped in my car for the two-hour drive up I-75 recently for the first pre-drywall inspection. Not uncharacteristically for the construction industry, they had not completed all the work required for the inspection when we arrived, but they did want our input on their progress and the quality of the work to date. While we will have to make another visit to complete the inspection, it was a productive meeting and we were able to make some much needed mid-course corrections that will help the building perform better and more easily meet the desired certification.It’s That Damned Batt Insulation AgainAs we walked through the first set of buildings, we pointed out some framing cavities that were not accessible for insulation, interior air barriers that needed to be added, and several areas where duct sealing was not quite up to par. The biggest issue by far, however was the inconsistency in the fiberglass batt insulation work, something that I anticipated in an earlier post in this forum. Way back at the LEED design review meeting with the architects we brought up the potential problems with batt insulation that had been specified for the walls. We were concerned that while they had specified closed cell spray foam on the rooflines, and both solar PV and thermal systems, the walls were to have fiberglass batts. We felt strongly that this was not the best decision and suggested that they consider an upgrade to blown in or sprayed wall insulation. We begged, we pleaded, we threatened (well, not really), but apparently we were not persuasive enough to change their minds. As we moved into pre-construction discussions, we made it quite clear that we would expect Grade 1 quality installation, providing the entire team with documents such as the ENERGY STAR Thermal Bypass Checklist Guidelines. We were assured, repeatedly, that everyone involved was on board and there would be no problems with the wall insulation (We were not convinced).What We Have Here is a Failure to CommunicateAs I do at any pre-drywall inspection that involves fiberglass insulation, I donned my handy pair of cotton gloves and started poking around the batts already installed. I cannot say that the installation was anywhere close to the worst I had ever seen, but there was a lot of room for improvement. Some of the batts were carefully trimmed and split around wires and pipes, and others were not. Some fit snugly with no compressions in the stud cavities, others were oversized and crammed in too tight. Gaps in exterior sheathing were inconsistently sealed, and they had not yet even attempted to insulate some walls that were packed with pipes and wires. There were two installers on site, nice, earnest young men who were trying their hardest to do a good job. It was clear, however, that there was a major communication breakdown between the management of the insulation installation company and their field crews, who were not adequately trained to meet the job requirements. We pointed out that while it was quite possible to get a quality job in most of the walls, there were several areas, specifically the walls full of pipes and open web joists at rim joists, that would certainly need to be upgraded to a blown in or sprayed on material to meet the job specifications. Once we were in the field, it became clear to everyone that achieving a grade 1 installation with batts in any framing cavities with unusual shapes or numerous obstructions was going to be practically impossible. The last word we heard was that they were planning to upgrade the complicated sections from batts to a blown in or sprayed on material. We are thankful that this decision was made but disappointed in our own inability to make a convincing enough case earlier in the process.Getting Priorities StraightThese affordable rental homes are an excellent example of high performance construction, and the housing authority that is building and will retain ownership of them is making many good decisions for the long term. We do feel, however, that it could have been an even better project had they taken a more nuanced look at the building performance characteristics and how they related to each other. While large portions of the budget were devoted to solar systems, wall insulation was relegated to what is essentially a baseline code product that is plagued with installation problems. Obviously they didn’t read my earlier post on outlawing batt insulation.last_img read more

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Keeping up with Kobe

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim As the son of former PBA Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Benjie Paras, basketball excellence runs in Kobe’s blood. The high expectations come with the territory as he is part of basketball royalty in this hoops-mad country.Kobe moved to California four years years ago to take his game to the next level. As one of the top high school talents in Los Angeles, he was recruited to play for University of California in LA (Ucla), where he could have teamed up with current Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. But Kobe withdrew his application as he failed to meet academic requirements.Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, came calling, but Kobe hardly saw time on the court for the Blue Jays in his first NCAA season, leading to his decision to transfer to California State University-Northridge.“I didn’t play much last season, so that still fuels me to play and want to prove something,” he says. “I still have three more playing years and four more years in college, so I’m going to take it year by year, day by day.”As he waits for the start of the school year in the United States, Kobe is keeping himself busy representing the country, most recently in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France. He is expected to play a key role for Gilas in both the ongoing Jones Cup in Taipei and the Southeast Asian Games next month in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES At Gilas, Kobe has the opportunity to showcase his talents. He’s been hailed by coach Chot Reyes as the future of the national team program and he has responded with flashes of stellar play in Gilas’ tuneup games.“I’ve told Kobe that he’s going to be a big part of the future of Philippine basketball,” Reyes says. “But in the meantime, he has to be more patient, not to get too hard on himself, let the game come to him, and continue to learn and to grow. It’s the first time he’s been exposed to this level of competition. This will go a long way in his development and maturity and I have very high hopes because his talent and potential are limitless.”Kobe says the feedback from Reyes comes in handy as he works on his game. “I’m just glad that coach keeps it real,” he says. “Sometimes I try to do too much and Kiefer (Ravena) and the guys tell me that I don’t have to prove anything. It just lifts me that I have teammates who understand my situation.”He has plenty of time. And with coaches like Reyes and Gilas legend Jimmy Alapag guiding him in the national team, he’s in a perfect environment to grow as a player. “I’m the type of player who doesn’t care who I go up against,” says Kobe. “I just want to give my all playing my own game, but coach tells me to relax a bit.”Says Alapag: “I think he’s the youngest of the group, and anytime you’re the youngest, there’s an opportunity to learn and just to continue to improve. I know he has not played enough the last year and a half, but I think being part of the [Gilas] program gives him that opportunity. Getting some tough competition will serve him as well through his time in college.”Kobe’s talent is undeniable. His size and athleticism make him an asset for the national team. But what stands out is Kobe’s work ethic, says Alapag.“Obviously, he’s very talented,” says Alapag. “I didn’t realize how big a 6-6 kid he was until he got here. He’s coming in and excited to get to learn and do the work. Hard work is the foundation of any good player.”Kobe is just delighted to be representing the country and shows a deep understanding of what it means to wear the country’s colors, thanks to his father.“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” he says. “There are a lot of players my age who want to be in this position. My dad keeps reminding me, ‘Every time you wear that jersey and play, you’re not just fighting for the people, you’re fighting for the soldiers who fight for freedom, too.’”Off the court, Kobe describes himself as “ambitious.” While he plans to take up fashion or art-related courses in college he has also taken an interest in culinary arts. View comments In the know: Kobe Paras “I love to cook,” he says. “I love to play the guitar. I love fashion. There’s just a bunch of stuff that I want to do. People think I’m just about basketball. There are people who tend to take basketball outside the court and I don’t think I need that because I’m also interested in other things.”Kobe says his style is a mix of urban and high fashion, and considers basketball stars Russel Westbrook and Nick Young as his fashion icons. The teenager also harbors dreams of doing his internship in some of the world’s top fashion firms like Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.“It’s exciting what the future holds,” he says.Philippine basketball will be watching Kobe Paras grow, but there will be more to him than just his talents on the court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Kobe Paras walks out of Gilas Pilipinas practice wearing a loose, colorful air-cool basketball shorts under a vintage black shirt. The teenage basketball sensation had slipped into a pair of dirty white Vans sneakers, before putting on a light brown leather backpack and a yellow cap.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes There’s an air of swag as the 6-foot-6, 19-year-old leaves the gym. His looks depict his personality—young, creative and carefree. Make no mistake about it, Kobe puts so much thought into his style, just like the way he works on his game.“I’m trying to make wearing basketball shorts a new trend,” says Kobe. “It’s different. You don’t see this everyday and I love vintage shirts.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKobe’s eyes light up when he talks about fashion. His Instagram feed is equal parts basketball, fashion and family.“I was in LA (Los Angeles) and that’s where it started,” says Kobe on his interest in fashion. “Everyday in LA is a fashion show. You don’t really need to dress to impress, but when you dress good you feel good. But that’s just me, I just like to stand out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

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