first_img Tags: Bul FCFabien MutomboraFahad Bayoonduparaka fcPaul WillaTooro United FCvipers scYusuf Wasswa Action between Onduparaka FC and Vipers SC on Saturday. (PHOTO/Vipers SC)Uganda Premier League Onduparaka FC 0-0 Onduparaka FC Green Light Stadium, Arua Saturday, 26-10-2019Vipers SC maintained top spot in the Uganda Premier League following a goalless draw away to Onudparaka at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Saturday.The Venoms who came into the game a point above second placed BUL FC, looked the better side on the day but could not bleach the Caterpillars defence in the end.Onduparaka had goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa to thank for the man of the match performance.Mukisa pulled off two stunning saves in the second half to deny Fahad Bayo first and then Ashraf Mugume.The Venoms had earlier threatened to take the lead but Paul Willa sent a free kick wide before Bayo headed the former’s cross off target.The Venoms felt they should have been awarded a penalty at the stroke of halftime but the referee waved-away appeals after Frank Tumwesigye fell-over in the boxOnduparaka also created chances of their own.Ceaser Ochuti fired wide after good inter-play with Gadafi Wahabu.Adriko saw a cross-shot rattle the cross bar before Wahab shot tamely at Fabien Mutombora in the Vipers goal, while in a good position.The draw leaves Vipers SC top of the table on 21 points, two ahead of second placed BUL.Onduparaka FC remains 4th on the log with 16 points from their first 9 game.In their next assignments, Vipers are away to Kyetume FC while Onduparaka entertains Tooro United FC.How both teams startedOndupara FC Yusuf Wasswa, Gasper Adriko, Rashid Okocha, Ramadhan Dudu, Rashid Muhammed, Rajab Kakooza, Paul Dumba,Gaddafi Wahab, Ceasar Okhuti, Gibson Adinho, Julius MalingumuVipers SC Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Bobos Byaruhanga, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Fahad Bayo, Brian Kalumba, Allan KayiwaComments last_img read more

first_imgFiji and Australia have struck a deal to boost passenger traffic between the countries by 10 per cent.The South Pacific island is a popular travel destination for Australians and the new agreement should prove a boost for its important tourism industry.Airlines had used available passenger capacity on routes between Fiji and Australia’s four biggest airports and Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester described the deal, which will also see the limits on freight double, as a great outcome for both countries.“Expansion of these arrangements with Fiji has been long sought after by airline and airport stakeholders and the Turnbull-Joyce government has delivered,” Chester said in a statement.“This agreement is a win for Australian travellers, given it consistently ranks among the top 10 international destinations.“The additional passenger capacity will provide more opportunities for airlines to strengthen business and tourism links between our two countries.“Doubling airline freight capacity on the route will also allow carriers to capitalise on the significant trade and investment relationship between Australia and Fiji, valued at over $4.2 billion in 2015-16.Fiji is serviced directly from Australia by Jetstar and Virgin Australia while Fiji Airways, which codeshares with 46 per cent stakeholder Qantas,  flies to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.The Fiji Airways Group in 2016 recorded a record profit $F84.5 million ($US41m) despite a devastating cyclone and increased competition.Passenger numbers rose 4.9 per cent to 1.4 million as the airline launched new routes from Fiji to  Singapore, Vava’u (Tonga) and San Francisco. It also increased flights to Hong Kong and boosted a range of seasonal services to a range of destinations.last_img read more

first_imgsarah perez Smartphones are Taking Over, Mobile Web GrowsWhile none of the data included in this report is all that surprising, it’s interesting to see actual numbers put to the reported trends. We can now see the disproportionate amount of web surfing done by iPhone users, no doubt thanks to the phone’s Safari web browser, a vast improvement over the browsers included in many other mobile devices on the market. It’s also worth noting how fast Android is moving up the charts right now. It could very well be the next contender to the smartphone crown, especially given the company’s plans to continue spreading its OS across numerous devices worldwide. As Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently declared, “Android adoption is about to explode.” Also, AdMob noted on an earlier blog entry that there are already 12 Android phones available through 32 carriers in 26 countries. By the time they release their next Mobile Metrics report, those numbers are sure to have increased. What all this means to the consumer is that smartphones are now edging out feature phones as the devices of choice. More phones than ever come with the advanced capabilities like touchscreens, full-featured web browsers, and Wi-Fi. With features like these, more people will begin to surf the mobile web and download mobile applications. This, in turn, will drive related changes in mobile platforms, communication, e-Commerce, and more, all of which are bound to see similar upward trends over the coming months. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#Features#mobile#news#NYT#Trends#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Mobile ad firm AdMob has revealed the dramatic changes the mobile industry has seen in their latest Mobile Metrics Report, released just this morning. Believe it or not, it was only a year ago that the Motorola RAZR scored as the number one phone here in the U.S. while the iPhone was the only touchscreen device to even make the list of top ten handsets. Only a year later, and so much has changed. Now half of the top ten are touchscreen devices, six include Wi-Fi capabilities, and six have mobile application stores. And as you would expect, this new crop of super-powered phones are making heavy use of the mobile web. Key Takeaway #1: iPhone Still the Top Smartphone Worldwide and Has Traffic to Prove ItAmong the devices making the heaviest use of the mobile web are the iPhone and its non-smartphone counterpart, the iPod Touch. The data traffic created by these two handhelds has increased 19 times from September 2008 to this past month and now accounts for 43% of all smartphone requests worldwide. In the U.S., that percentage is even slightly higher, with iPhone traffic accounting for nearly half (48%) of all smartphone requests. Apple devices (iPhone and iPod Touch) also claim the top two spots on both the U.S. and the worldwide charts of top handsets. However, feature phones like the RAZR v3 and Samsung’s R450 are still making the top ten list as well and account for 60% of ad requests in the U.S. – a figure that’s likely due to the unlimited data plans available with each of these devices. Key Takeaway #2: Watch Out! Android is Rising FastNow climbing up the charts, Google’s Android, the newcomer to the mobile operating system game, is beginning to have an impact on mobile web traffic as well. From August to September of 2009, the percentage of smartphone traffic generated by devices running the Android OS grew a whopping 13% over the course of the month. That’s a dramatic increase in such a short period of time and gives credence to recent reports that Android is poised to become the number two smartphone in the worldwide market. While still far behind the iPhone OS in terms of traffic with only 17% of U.S. traffic and only 10% of traffic worldwide, Google’s mobile OS is already beating out competitors like RIM, the maker of Blackberry devices, and Windows Mobile. It has also claimed two spots on the top 10 chart of handset models in the U.S with the HTC Dream coming in at number 3 and the HTC Magic coming in at number 10. Worldwide, the Dream is also number 3, but the Magic only makes it to spot number 15. Key Takeaway #3: Outside of U.S., Mobile Web Strong in India, Indonesia, U.K., PhilippinesWhen looking at the number of ad requests by country, the U.S. is still dominating with 47.3% of all requests coming from the States. The next nearest country, India, only comes in at 6.5%. Rounding out the top five are Indonesia, the U.K., and the Philippines. These numbers point to heavy mobile web use in each of these countries as compared with the rest of the world. When grouped by larger regions, North America is number one with 49.5% of requests, most of that from the U.S., and the second largest region is Asia, accounting for 25.3% of requests. Western Europe, Africa, and Latin America follow with 9.4%, 5.3% and 5.0% respectively. Looking at just percentage increases in traffic growth, a different picture appears. Latin America is showing a large percent increase year-over-year at 0.6%, second only to North America’s 1.1%. Other regions in the top five, while still accounting for large numbers of requests, actually saw slight decreases in growth (less than 0.5%) over the past year. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgPart of a broader climate change planThe website said that Palo Alto is in the process of creating a “Sustainability / Climate Action Plan” that includes goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions even more steeply than the state’s target of an 80 percent reduction by 2050.Pat Burt, a councilor who chairs the Policy and Services Committee, said that California has a history of adopting progressive building practices that are later picked up elsewhere in the U.S. and prove to be cost-effective.“This is going down the same path,” Burt told the website. “We looked at what things we can do sooner that would not have significant impacts… We felt it was a good measure and it would be sound practice for the long term.”Palo Alto in 2013 adopted a requirement that all new houses have rough-in wiring for charging electric vehicles. And it’s already starting to think about a new round of green building requirements, including a possible requirement for installing photovoltaic panels. The city council in Palo Alto, California, has adopted new measures aimed at making the community more aggressive than the state as a whole in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting green building.Two days before this year’s observance of Earth Day, councilors adopted an energy code ordinance that would make new residential and commercial projects 15 percent more efficient than current state targets, Palo Alto online reported.As part of the plan, all new single-family homes will have to include 500 square feet of dedicated space on the roof for the future installation of photovoltaic panels. Houses also will be required to accommodate diverter valves in laundry room drains for graywater irrigation.The city’s director of development services said the requirements would add about $2,000 to the cost of a 2,400-square-foot home.last_img read more

first_imgThe 37-year-old Casillas fell ill during a practice last Wednesday, was rushed to hospital, and underwent a catheterization.“I can only smile after everything that happened,” he said. “It was a very difficult situation but thankfully I’m doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSpeaking to reporters outside of the hospital, without taking questions, an emotional Casillas said he doesn’t know “what the future holds,” and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking about himself.“I’m feeling much better,” he said. “I’ll rest for a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, I’m not sure yet. The most important thing is to be here.” View comments Casillas recently had his contract with Porto extended until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option for another year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas smiles while talking to journalists outside a hospital in Porto, Portugal, Monday, May 6, 2019. Veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas had a heart attack during a training session with his Portuguese club FC Porto and was hospitalized May 1. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn’t give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for coaching post Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Porto doctor Nelson Puga said last week the playing future of Casillas would depend on several factors, including the goalkeeper’s will to keep competing.Casillas said on Monday he feels “very lucky” the incident didn’t have more serious consequences, and thanked the outpouring of support from players and clubs from across the world.“I want to thank the thousands of messages of support that I’ve received,” he said.Casillas joined Porto in 2015 after helping Real Madrid win five league titles and three Champions League trophies.He also helped Spain win one World Cup and two European Championships.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

As things stand, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are not going to make the playoffs this year. In the video above, Chris Herring looks at how the Lakers got to this point and what they would need to do to somehow keep James’s playoff streak alive.