Cubs continue preps for Turkey camp

first_img Tags: 2019 U17 AFCONcubsJackson Mageratop The Cubs are currently in a residential set up at Njeru (Photos by FUFA Media)NJERU – The Uganda National U17 team, the Cubs have intensified preparations for their upcoming trip to Turkey.The Cubs who are currently undergoing residential training at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru, successfully completed their second day of training, holding two sessions.The trip to Turkey which comes later this month will see Jackson Magera’s side play a host of build up games as part of toning up for the U17 AFCON finals in Tanzania.According to Magera, the boys are responding well to the training and he hopes they will be ready for Turkey.“The boys are in good shape and responding well, said Magera.“We have no injuries and everything is fine.“We expect to improve in very many areas, technically in the next 10 days before we fly out to Europe.The squad of 30 is the one expected to continue building up for Africa’s U17 show piece.On Wednesday, they will have one training session at Jinja SS in the afternoon as the FUFA Technical Center will be in use with BUL FC hosting Sc Villa at 4:30pm in StarTimes Uganda Premier League.On Wednesday, one of the sessions will be held at Jinja SSUganda earned a ticket to AFCON after winning the Eastern Regional qualifiers last year.The AFCON Finals in Tanzania are slatted to take place from 14th-28th April.The players currently in camp:Goalkeepers:Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), Ssemwogerere Daniel (Bright Stars FC) and Sinalya Ben (Express FC).Rest of the Squad: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), John Rogers (Onduparaka FC), Kiddawalime Saul (Super Cubs), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ekellot Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Ziraba Ronnie (Express FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Mwaka Polycarp (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Opaala Edwine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Mukisa Owen (BUL FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Surundu Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Lubega Derrick (Express FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Abdul Wahid Iddi (Onduparaka FC), Kakande Shafic (Bright Stars FC).Team officials: Magera Jackson (1st Assistant coach).Hamuza Lutalo (2nd Assistant coach).Mubarak Kiberu (Goalkeeper coach).Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor).Bashir Mutyaba (Team Manager).Omaria Bosco (Team Media Officer).Bumpenje Frank (Kit Manager).Comments last_img read more

Blues striker ponders loan move

first_imgChelsea striker Romelu Lukaku says he may consider leaving Stamford Bridge on loan if his first-team opportunities remain limited.“If my situation at Chelsea does not evolve between now and the end of the season, it may be better to be loaned out for a season,” the Belga news agency quoted him a saying.“A loan this season is not possible, as I have already played for two different clubs [but] if this situation endures, it might be better to play for another club for a year and then come back.”The Sun say new QPR boss Mark Hughes is steppping up his search for a striker after the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in his first match in charge.The paper also report Fulham manager Martin Jol’s determination not to sell Andrew Johnson on the cheap.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facbooklast_img read more

Admit It: Mars Is Lifeless

first_imgHow much longer does the public have to be told that Mars “might” have life or space aliens “could” be found soon?A writer for New Scientist is concerned about the cost of protecting Mars from contamination. But the argument bears on the probability of life existing on the red planet.WHEN can we declare the Red Planet a dead planet? Although most efforts so far have gone toward showing that other planets could support life, now is the time to think about the other side of the coin.Spacecraft going to other worlds must follow costly planetary protection protocols, such as sterilisation, to avoid contaminating their destination with Earth microbes, putting any native life at risk, or bringing potentially dangerous alien ones back.But if there’s nothing there, why bother? We haven’t found life on Mars yet, and if further missions also turn up nothing, at some point commercial space enterprises such as mining operations or tourism will want to avoid the costs of sterilisation.“It’s time to decide when to declare a planet lifeless,” the headline reads.A more obvious tease is in this article on PhysOrg: “We could find aliens any day now—SETI scientists discuss extraterrestrial life hunting.” Despite 50 years of coming up empty, leading SETI researchers get great press, and only softball questions from the interviewer. One says it is a “multi-generational” search. That may be, but so was alchemy. It also gives the three SETI advocates job security with little chance of falsification.We’ve stated many times that astrobiology is a fantasy of the imagination, not science. The operative word is “could” – Mars “could support life” is the thinking (see perhapsimaybecouldness index in the Darwin Dictionary). Without data, though, it’s no better than saying unicorns “could” exist in the deep dark forest. New Scientist still believes in the possibility, but they are right in pointing out that there has to be an expiration date on the “could”-ness. They are concerned about cost; we are concerned about scientific integrity. Teasing the public with things that “could” be true is leading them on the primrose path. Show us the evidence. (Visited 56 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gartner Predicts Strong Growth for Both Enterprise SaaS and Social Software in 2011

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair This week Gartner issued forecasts for both the enterprise SaaS market and the enterprise social software market. Both are predicted to finish 2010 with strong growth and see even more growth next year. Revenue growth in enterprise SaaS and social software is evidence of three of the five biggest enterprise trends of the year: cloud, consumerization and social (the others are analytics and mobile). But some of Gartner’s findings are surprising.On Tuesday Gartner forecast that spending on enterprise SaaS will hit $9.2 billion in 2010, up 15.7% from 2009’s $7.9 billion in revenue. Gartner expects the enterprise SaaS market will total $10.7 billion in 2011, a 16.2% increase from 2010.Today, Gartner forecast enterprise social software revenue for 2010 will total $664.4 million, a 14.9 percent increase from last year’s $578.2 million. The firm predicts that the enterprise social software market will reach reach $769.2 million in revenue next year, up 15.7 percent from this year.Gartner analyst Sharon Mertz says that initially security concerns regarding SaaS in the enterprise have diminished and SaaS businesses and computing models have matured.Some of the other trends Gartner has observed:More enterprises are procuring SaaS solutions without IT involvement, which creates new management issues and challengesSaaS deployments are getting larger. There are more deals for thousands or tens of thousands of users.Strangely, social software has the lowest adoption rate by enterprises that purchase SaaS solutions.Content, communications and collaboration (for example, web conferencing) solutions are the top selling type of SaaS, with a predicted revenue of $2.9 in 2010.Gartner analysts emphasized that SaaS should be differentiated from other cloud services, such as hosting or application management. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more