July, 2019 Archive

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Listen Local Sustaining Affordable Housing

first_imgOn last week’s Listen Local live on BFF.fm, we were joined by Mission Housing Development Corporation’s Executive Director Sam Moss to talk about the biggest challenges facing affordable housing developers, threats to the city’s affordable housing stock, and rent control.Listen to this episode below or check out older programs on our BFF archives. Tags: Affordable Housing • development • ListenLocal Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%last_img

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The fried chicken sandwich showdown visits BiRite

first_imgMark: It has been too long (I feel no need to counter your barbs because they are patently ridiculous. Monk’s Kettle turned me into a holy man. Buttermilk turned me back to nihilism.) Nevertheless, I’m excited to report this most recent sandwich is reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite fried chicken sandwiches: the Safeway chicken-tender sandwich. This is when, while ordering a Safeway build-your-own sandwich, you ask the skeptical counterman to extract some chicken tenders from the hot case and insert them into your custom-crafted wedge — and the counterman, flashing a leery eye, not knowing whether that’s actually allowed, grudgingly does it and then decides whether to charge you extra (most of the time, they don’t). My point is: Mark, the Safeway special is a friggin’ great — and very affordable — sandwich. But it comes with a huge side of uncertainty.  Luckily, at Bi-Rite, you don’t have to cajole someone into creating a Franken-wich. The sandwich is on the menu. And, by most appearances, it stays true(r) to the traditional fried chicken sandwich, complete with pickles, coleslaw and buffalo sauce. The coleslaw is crunchy and not too heavily soaked in mayo. The pickles, long dill slices, marry well with the slaw. And the sauce — the buffalo — is a holy force. (They were out of the baguette, so I had a sweet roll, which artfully soaked up the sweet, red nectar.) Sadly, however, these accoutrements are the sandwich’s only strength. The chicken, as the counterwoman at Bi-Rite told me, is fried every few days. Frying them to order “doesn’t make sense,” she said. Instead, the meat is heated up in the oven as the orders come in. That explains the stiff, cold, lunchmeat-esque core. Also, sir, the chicken’s breading is more like a (cough, cough) milanesa — with its thin, fine, almost katsu-like coat. Which is fine. But, taken together with the chilly core, it is reminiscent of my dark, adolescent days of endless frozen Tyson’s chicken tenders, a microwave and marathon proportions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Mark: I genuinely liked this chicken sandwich, but, at $10.99 a pop, I’d rather go to Safeway. 0% Having blown that option, and due to unbearable deadline pressures bearing down on Mission Local’s Fried Chicken Department, I took my sandwich home to eat while watching the Warriors.Initially this seemed like a good idea. But given that the Warriors currently resemble a stale version of the team (circa 1988), I wondered if my tastes would be influenced by their boring play? Will my critical faculties remain cool when my fan frustration reaches the boiling point?I had low expectations for the game. And the sandwich.Was I surprised!Nick Young hit some early threes and the Dubs were competitive. For 24 minutes.  More than enough time to get into, and enjoy, Bi-Rite’s version of a fried chicken sandwich.Version?First of all, Bi-Rite’s sandwich is made to be taken out. The ingredients are pressed together on a small baguette, then tightly wrapped to preserve heat, freshness, flavor and composition.Crunch time: If you are expecting a crispy or crunchy batter coating your meat, go someplace else. Although Bi-rite makes a buttermilk batter, subtly seasoned and spiced, it’s never crisp, much less crunchy.Is it light meat? Dark? Who knows?This is a “Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich,” meaning Buffalo sauce insinuates itself into every bite. Juicy is not an issue. In support of meat and sauce, Bi-Rite adds Calabrian chilis, cabbage, pickles, aioli and honey. Pressed together on the aforementioned (Italian?) baguette.The press makes Bi-Rite’s entry a different experience from your standard Mission fried chicken sandwich. Rather than each individual ingredient playing with one another, Bi-Rite mashes them together as one.A substantial sandwich. It won’t leave you starving or stuffed.Though a little on the sweet side, I liked it.You will, too. If you like Buffalo sauce.Note: If you’re taking the sandwich to the park, watch out for dripping sauce, aioli and occasional scrap of cabbage. Not a big deal. The pressing helps!Julian, the ball is in your court. I hope you do better than you did with Buttermilk. I don’t know how you could have missed the spices. Too subtle for the untrained palate? That’s the problem with young reporters, don’t you think? Seasoning. “Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken.” — Quentin TarantinoThe only proper way to eat, and evaluate, a fried chicken sandwich from Bi-Rite is al fresco, on a sparkling SF day in Dolores Park.center_img Julian, 20-something, and Mark, 70-something, will be hunting for the Mission’s best fried chicken sandwich. If you have suggestions, write a comment — or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to Julian at julian.mark@missionlocal.com. Tags: fried chicken Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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NATHAN Brown has given his verdict following Saint

first_imgNATHAN Brown has given his verdict following Saints’ 42-0 loss at Catalan.His side toiled in the heat and were only 8-0 down at the break before the Dragons ran up the score in the final 20 minutes.“I thought in the first half, considering the heat and the conditions, and the fact we turned a lot of ball over, our commitment for each other in defence was good,” he told BBC Radio Merseyside. “They scored two tries from kicks but they had a lot of possession on our line and I thought the guys worked hard for each other.“In the second half, the last 20 to 25 minutes, just from an effort point of view, isn’t where we want to be. We spoke after the Warrington game about where we want to get to and the players have come up with one or two key words. We didn’t live that part today.“Catalan have been playing well and at home they are good, But defensively our effort and commitment for each other regardless of fatigue needs to be better.“Our ball retention was poor, some of their D was good, but our attack wasn’t so good. It was one of the few occasions this year we haven’t attacked well. It put a lot of pressure on our defence and at the back end of the game our defence wasn’t good enough to the standard of where it needs to get to.“We will go through the video, talk to the players as a group and as individuals. We can’t brush it off and hope it turns around.“We have had a good little period since Warrington and put ourselves in a decent spot, but we can’t be coming up with performances like that every four or five weeks. We have to fight more for each other.“We have to dust ourselves off and give our home fans something to cheer against Castleford next Sunday.”Brown said that Paul Wellens had 20 stitches in his head following a clash in the first half and Jonny Lomax’ knee injury doesn’t look good according to early reports.last_img read more

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The young duo make the move to gain regular game t

first_imgThe young duo make the move to gain regular game time and continue their development in the game.Both played a significant part of the Saints Reserves in 2017 and Jonah played two games for Sheffield on Dual Registration.They join four other Saints who have put pen to paper on one year deals with the club.Jake Spedding, Liam Cooper, Ben Morris and Aaron Smith have also extended their contracts by a season.Justin Holbrook said: “It’s good to have these younger players back on board as we continue to build for the next season.“They have all worked hard to secure these contracts, either on loan or in the reserves this year, and we hope to see them improve further in 2018.“We’re also looking forward to seeing the progression of Jonah and Ricky at Leigh and we thank Neil Jukes and Keiron Cunningham for their help.”Jake, 21, made his debut for the club at Warrington in 2016. He has played three times for the Saints and was on dual registration with Sheffield Eagles in this season.Ricky, 20, has played twice for Saints to date. The fullback signed from Shevington, as well as playing for Telford, and was a mainstay of the Reserves comp this season. He landed 16 tries in 14 appearances.Liam Cooper, 20, and Jonah Cunningham, 19, have both made two appearances on loan at Sheffield this season. Liam captained the Academy in their unbeaten 2016 campaign and played 11 times for the Reserves this year, whilst Jonah played 14 times, scoring five tries.Ben Morris, 20, played twice for Wales in their 2016 World Cup qualifying campaign and five times on loan for Oldham this season. He is currently part of Wales’ World Cup Squad.Finally, Aaron Smith, 20, is a hooker who played 15 times for the Reserves in 2017. He has been at the club since he was 11 and represented England at under 18s.As well as pushing themselves into the thoughts of Justin Holbrook, Liam, Ben, Aaron and Jake will also be given opportunities via the Dual Registration or loan system to gain experience of Championship rugby during the 2018 season.The club is also hopeful that reserve team fixtures can be arranged for younger members of its squad.last_img read more

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Runners are being invited to paint the Town Centre

first_imgRunners are being invited to paint the Town Centre red – and yellow and blue, and many other colours, in a 4k run.Fun runners, serious runners, pram-pushers, walkers – everyone, in fact – are welcome to the spectacular event to jog, dance skip or even cartwheel their way whilst being showered with coloured powder.Colour run will start at 9am on Sunday September 23 with a post event colour Zumba hosted with the Saints Angels.Mark Jennings, Event’s organiser at St Helens Sport Development, said: “We are really excited to be hosting our first ever Colour Runs this year starting at the Totally Wicked Stadium.“The venue is perfect for an exciting new traffic-free 4K route, to Church Square then back to the stadium with colour stations, entertainment and refreshment points throughout.“The event is in aid of Saints Community Development Foundation and St Helens YMCA; charities providing support for local people.”Registration is now open for the Colour Run:InfoBook on www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more

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Club

first_img“It’s great news for the Club” he said.“To to secure these two key players with long-term contracts is a timely boost for all concerned. They will continue to form part of our core playing group for the coming seasons. I’m sure all Saints fans will be very pleased to see these two continue to take the field in 2019 and beyond.Both players have had interest from the NRL in recent seasons but they have both now committed to the Super League and Saints, naturally we are very happy to keep them in the Red vee.I would like to thank all of our Club Partners and Sponsors for their continued support and particularly to both players’ sponsors, Beaufort Financial for Tommy Makinson and Vinyline Graphics who have sponsored James Roby since his debut season in 2004.”Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook added on James Roby, “This is incredibly exciting news for all everyone involved at the Club, he’s an incredible player, our fittest at the Club.There is absolutely no reason why he can’t continue playing at the highest level for years to come.He’s a fantastic leader, the way he conducts himself on and off the field; he sets a brilliant example of what it should mean to be a St Helens player.”last_img read more

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Deputies Whiteville man found with heroin cocaine gun and cash

first_img The Vice-Narcotics Detectives did a search and found 40 slips of heroin and approximately 3 additional grams of heroin.  Detectives also located approximately 30 grams of cocaine in powder and rock form, approximately 100 grams of marijuana, a revolver firearm, and drug paraphernalia, including scales, razor blades, and small plastic bags.  More than $1800 cash was also seized.Hollingsworth is being held in the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center under a $485,000 secured bond.Charges:1 felony count of Trafficking Cocaine1 felony count of Possession of Firearm by Felon1 felony count of Trafficking Opium or Heroin1 misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana1 felony count of Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Use, Sale, or Storage of CS1 count of Probation Violation Curtis L. Hollingsworth (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville man is in jail after a probation officer said he found multiple drugs at his house.38-year-old Curtis L. Hollingsworth was arrested Friday, September 15. Once the probation officer saw what was in his possession, they requested the assistance of Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Taylor steps down as head coach of Heide Trask football

first_imgRelated Article: 5th Quarter Season Preview: Pender County “This past year was one which was very difficult, both personally and professionally, for me  and my family. My grandparents’ home was destroyed by a tornado in April, my mother’s sickness and then ultimate death, the challenges we faced as a team, and of course Hurricane Florence all took their own individual tolls in my life. I feel this decision provides me with the best opportunity to reassess my goals and find out what comes next,”said Taylor. ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY)–There have been plenty of football coaching changes around the area this off season. On Wednesday morning another school was added to the list. Heide Trask head football coach Jonathan Taylor put in his letter of resignation to the school district after spending five years with the Titans.He steps away from the program after compiling a 24-32 record. He did lead Trask to the playoffs during the 2016 season. He explained his decision to Pender County school in his letter of resignation.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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2019 Azalea Garden Tour Smits Garden

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One family is more than excited to not only be part of their first garden tour, but to be the home of the ribbon-cutting in this year’s tour.Azaleas fill Linda and Steve Smits’s garden. The Smitses turned their indoor pool into an outdoor pool with a kitchen looking out on the garden.- Advertisement – They say their favorite part of the home is the backyard. Between the kitchen, waterfall pond and rose-covered trees, they love to relax outside an enjoy the view.“It’s got the koi pond,” Steve Smits said. “It’s got the pool.if you’re going to live in Wilmington, which drew us south from Maryland, is the climate. So personally, as much time as I can be outside, that’s what I love to do.”The Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour runs Friday through Sunday.last_img read more

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Notre Dame tragedy ablaze on UK and French papers

first_imgTurning to the UK, THE TIMES’  headline is “Battle to save Notre Dame”, saying that the fire had taken just five hours to devastate the 855-year-old cathedral and that “experts had warned of risk to Gothic masterpiece”.THE DAILY MAIL reports: “Nine centuries of history lost to unholy inferno”.THE DAILY TELEGRAPH features a dramatic picture of the blaze at dusk, under the headline “Paris weeps for its beloved lady”. The article says that “the heart of Paris was torn asunder” by the blaze.THE GUARDIAN reports on the cause of the blaze, saying that “Police said they believed the inferno began accidentally and may be linked to building work at the cathedral”.Even in such an austere moment, THE SUN can’t resist a pun: “Notre Doom” and uses the picture of the precise moment that the spire collapsed.The FT , unusually, includes a picture of the cathedral in flames and reports “a devastating fire ripped through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris as the landmark was undergoing renovation work”.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img While the Windsor Castle fire capped the Queen’s Annus Horribilis, the tragedy that unfolded in the very heart of Paris yesterday will live with the world for years to come. Inevitably, the major newspapers of UK and France have covered the horror in apt headlines and pictures.The authoritative French @A CROIX devoted the front pages to the story and striking images of the blaze. La Croix has the headline: “Le coeur en cendres” (Heart in ashes).LES ECHOES calls it “La tragédie de Paris” (The tragedy of Paris), adding that the “violent fire” had “ravaged” the cathedral, leading to “considerable worldwide emotion”.LE PARISIEN’s  headline is “Notre-Dame des Larmes” (Our lady of tears) while the leftist LIBERATION’s headline is “Notre Drame” (Our tragedy).LE FIGARO calls it “Le désastre” (The disaster) and says that “testimonies of solidarity and sadness had flooded in from all over the world”.last_img read more

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European Youth Week 2019 Democracy and me

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The ninth edition of European Youth Week is taking place across Europe from the 29th April until the 5th May. This year’s theme is ‘Democracy and me’.Alongside activities taking place all week in all participating countries, on the 29th and 30th April flagship events in Brussels will bring together hundreds of young people to make their voices heard.With a view to the upcoming European Parliament elections from the 23th to 26th May, debates during this year’s European Youth Week will focus on how young people can be active in their communities and influence democratic decisions.On the 30th April, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will host a Citizens’ Dialogue with young people, as well as a flagship debate in the European Parliament in Brussels, gathering more than 800 youth who will discuss democratic participation as well as the impact of the European Solidarity Corps on young people, NGOs and local communities.Ahead of the European Youth Week, Commissioner Navracsics said: “I applaud this generation of young Europeans who are active, committed and ready to support others. Almost 125,000 young people have now registered for the European Solidarity Corps, clearly indicating young people’s will to engage in society. Our latest Eurobarometer survey on youth reveals that three out of four young people say they have been active in some form of civic activity, be it voting, joining a movement, signing a petition online or volunteering. I am proud and encourage young people to mobilise their peers to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections so they have a voice in shaping their future.”The results of a Eurobarometer survey released today show that for more than two-thirds of young people (67%), priority number one for EU action over the next ten years should be protecting the environment and fighting climate change. The second and third priorities they identified are improving education and training, including free movement of students, apprentices or pupils (56%) and fighting poverty, economic and social inequalities (56%). In addition, 72% of young people interviewed say that, from the moment they were allowed to participate in elections until today, they voted in local, national, or European elections. The survey addressed around 11,000 young people aged between 15 and 30 years old in March 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss these and other topics at European Youth Week events.Moreover, on the 29th April, Commissioner Navracsics will present the results of the 2018 Altiero Spinelli Awards for Outreach. This edition of the Altiero Spinelli Prize had a particular focus on young people and will reward projects that enhance their critical awareness of the European Union and their motivation to participate in the democratic processes that will shape its future. This edition attracted 79 applications and the five winning projects will be awarded at an event in Brussels.This content was supplied by Corporate Identities / EU and Me. The European Elections will take place between Thursday 23rd May and Sunday 26th May 2019WhatsApplast_img read more

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Main uses of internet in Kenya a cause for concern

first_imgAdvertisement According to the second Julisha report 59 per cent of internet users in Kenya access the web to download movies, images and music, as well as watch television.The report, conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC), shows the top uses of the internet worldwide are communicating with colleagues and the search for information, which were at 64 per cent and 75 per cent respectively.IDC further noted users under 35 years of age were less likely to use the internet for business related activity. – Advertisement – Notably 30 per cent of downloads are of computer and video games. The report released on February 15 registered another 25 per cent of users who use the internet for peer-to-peer file sharing of documents and movies.These are worrying statistics for the developing music and software industry with the likelihood the majority of downloads were illegal, key to the increasing piracy in the country.Just two months ago, the Kenya Copyright Board destroyed counterfeit goods, including pirated audio visual material, weighing one ton, the third such occurrence in less than a year.What will further concern the government is the low numbers utilising the internet for business and education, with the report placing it at 33 per cent for those accessing information on goods and services, while purchase of goods and services consists of just 8 per cent.Credit: HumanIPOlast_img read more

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HERE to introduce HERE Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones

first_imgAdvertisement HERE, a Nokia business, today announced the upcoming global release of HERE Drive+ for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones. This move will extend the benefits of HERE Drive+ beyond Nokia Lumia devices to help more people navigate their lives with ease and confidence. HERE Drive+ provides access to global world-class voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation with true offline maps, enabling people to reach their destination safely even without a data connection.“With the global release of HERE Drive+ for all Windows Phone 8 devices we will further extend our HERE business and deliver on our promise of making HERE experiences available for as many people as possible. The more people are using our location offering the better it will get for everyone,” said Thom Brenner, vice president, Windows Phone applications, HERE. “At the same time this release also demonstrates our commitment to further strengthen the Windows Phone ecosystem with our maps assets.”“HERE is the global leader in maps, navigation and location services. Its maps are used in huge numbers of the dedicated GPS satellite navigation devices and imbedded in-car navigation solutions from leading manufacturers around the world,” said Tim Shepherd, Senior Analyst from Canalys. “In delivering world-class navigation capabilities with HERE Drive+ to Windows Phone 8, accessible offline with global coverage available, HERE brings a highly valuable and differentiated experience to the platform and the products it serves.” – Advertisement – The step to broaden the availability of its navigation app correlates with new releases of HERE Drive(+) and HERE Transit, both available for download from the Windows Phone Store within the coming days. The HERE Drive(+) update introduces additional enhancements to the experience, including My Commute, an innovative feature helping to improve the everyday commute. My Commute learns daily driving habits and provides predictable and personalized commute recommendations based on current traffic conditions. HERE Drive now also comes with the option to upgrade the navigation license from local to global coverage from within the app.The latest update to HERE Transit further simplifies public transportation, taking advantage of the Windows Phone interface with a streamlined experience and a new panorama view. This new design is making it easier for people to plan routes and access previous destinations and favorites as well as nearby transit stations. HERE Transit will also be available for non-Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in selected markets.Pricing and AvailabilityHERE Drive (with local navigation license) for Nokia Lumia: Available globally at no charge in the Windows Phone Store for the Nokia Lumia 720, 520 and 521 with in-app upgrade for a global navigation license for EUR 15.49*.HERE Drive for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available at no charge in the Windows Phone Store in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, and US with in-app upgrade for a global navigation license for EUR 15.49*.HERE Drive+ (with global navigation license) for Nokia Lumia: Available globally at no charge in the Windows Phone Store for the Nokia Lumia 928, 925, 920, 822, 820, 810 and 620.HERE Drive+ for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available globally in the Windows Phone Store for EUR 34.99*.HERE Transit for Nokia Lumia: Available globally at no charge in the Windows Phone Store for all Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones.HERE Transit for other Windows Phone 8 smartphones: Available in the Windows Phone Store at no charge in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, UK, and US. Available in the Windows Phone Store in Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and UAE for EUR 1.99*.*For pricing in your local currency, please check the local Windows Phone Store in your market.last_img read more

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Google Unveils Devices and Activity Dashboard for Comprehensive Tracking

first_imgAdvertisement Yesterday, Google introduced a new Devices and Activity dashboard that helps manage devices linked to a user’s Google account.The company has also launched a security wizard for ‘Google for Work’ accounts that details the necessary steps to take to ensure security of the account. – Advertisement – The Devices and Activity dashboard gives users a comprehensive view of all devices that are linked to their Google accounts. It shows all the devices that have accessed the user’s account in the last 28 days, or are currently signed-in.Apart from the time and location of the devices that accessed the account, users can also ‘Remove access’ of any device from this page – which automatically signs the user out.The new security wizard for Google for Work account holders brings features like providing contact information for easy account recovery (if the domain security policy allows it), or reviewing recent account activity and account permissions.Source: NDTVlast_img read more

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Kenya to Issue Kshs 5 Billion Infrastructure Bond Via MPesa

first_imgAdvertisement Kenya’s National Treasury is set to float the first-ever Government Bond exclusively via mobile phone.Known as M-Akiba, the solution will be delivered in partnership with Safaricom’s M-PESA to continue a push that seeks to deepen access for retail bond trading, which was previously only accessible to commercial banks or traders.The Treasury recently lowered the cost of government bonds from Kshs. 50,000 to just Kshs. 3,000 and through the mobile-phone based M-Kiba solution, trades can reach an upper limit of Kshs. 140,000 per day until the bond offering period closes.“In three weeks over 23 million Kenyans will have the potential to participate in a Kshs. 5 billion Government Infrastructure Bond. This historical development is testament of our commitment to embrace innovation to democratize the uptake of government securities,” said Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury. – Advertisement – Previously, it took an average of two days to buy a government bond in a process that required customers to apply for a Bond CDS Account, take forms to Central Bank of Kenya, and deposit funds with a broker. M-Akiba however makes the process instantaneous.Via CIOlast_img read more

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Huawei FirstHalf Global Smartphone Shipments Jump 25 Percent

first_imgThe Ugandan government ordered a probe into the national fiber optic project currently being developed by China’s Huawei Advertisement China’s Huawei Technologies, third-largest smartphone vendor globally, on Tuesday said it shipped 60.5 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2016, a 25% rise from a year before.Shenzhen-based Huawei, which competes with the likes of Samsung Electronics Corp. and Apple Inc., reported a 41% increase in its consumer business group revenue to $11.6 billion thanks to strong sales of high-end smartphones, the company said in a statement.“We saw particularly fast growth in traditionally high-end smartphone markets such as Europe and emerging markets including North Africa, Central Asia and Latin America,” Huawei’s head of consumer business Richard Yu said in a statement. – Advertisement – [Reuters]last_img read more

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Vivo Energy joins Airtel Money Agent Network

first_imgAdvertisement Airtel Uganda has announced a new partnership with Vivo Energy in a bid to expand the Airtel Money Agent network.The partnership will see over 80 Shell service stations give Airtel Uganda subscribers the opportunity to seamlessly withdraw or deposit money using Airtel Money, reaffirming Airtel Uganda’s purpose of not only providing affordable and reliable telecommunications services but also innovating solutions to better their subscribers’ lives and communities.Speaking on behalf of Vivo Energy, Mr. Gilbert Assi the Managing Director Vivo Energy said, “We are always finding new ways to add convenience for our customers, making their visits to our service stations more rewarding and relevant. Our partnership today with Airtel affirms our objective to continuously offer innovative solutions to our growing number of customers. This service increases the number of points available for customers to conduct their money transactions in a secure and reliable environment.” – Advertisement – The Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Mr. V.G. Somasekhar thanked the management and staff at Vivo for being innovative and credible partners and encouraged Airtel Uganda subscribers to utilize this service introduced for their convenience. “With over 80 Shell stations signed up as Airtel agents countrywide, we are grateful for this partnership and we believe our customers will get to enjoy fast, secure and reliable transactions that is cash withdrawals and deposits. This partnership is in line with our customer promise of ensuring our Airtel money services are available countrywide. We are also happy to be a part of the promotion with Shell where customers will be winning instant Airtel airtime & many other prizes”, he added.The Shell – Airtel Money Promotion will run for two months and customers who transact over UGX 15,000 will instantly win airtime. Those who transact over UGX 1 million will automatically be entered into a draw to win free fuel or shopping vouchers worth UGX 50,000, to be used at Shell service stations.The Shell – Airtel Money Promotion will run for two months and customers who transact over UGX 15,000 will instantly win airtime. Those who transact over UGX 1 million will automatically be entered into a draw to win free fuel or shopping vouchers worth UGX 50,000, to be used at Shell service stations.[related-posts]last_img read more

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WAZIHUB IoT and Big Data Accelerator Program Launched in Uganda

first_imgAdvertisement On Friday 4th May, WAZIHUB, an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation program was launched in Kampala, Uganda, as a collaborative problem solving and innovative approach to foster creation of IoT products and services. The launch which took place at Hive Colab, one of the consortium partners in Uganda is a collaborative problem solving and innovative approach to enable win-win outcomes for EU and African partners while tackling key societal problems and challenges by applying IoT and Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa.The launch was officiated by the Minister for ICT, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze who expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the WAZIHUB program and promised support for hubs in Uganda to help play their role in innovation in the country. He also promised to continue his best to enhance talents in ICT innovation. – Advertisement – The WAZIHUB launched with the main objective to support startups in IoT Products and services with 30 percent female lead and 50 percent first market replication, expand the IoT regional ecosystem inclusive of hubs, countries, and partners to 20 African countries, 40 tech hubs and 200 Industry, SME and Government. WAZIHUB also aims at reaching stakeholders through awareness and communication and lastly to build capacity through training, support, and mentorship.Saturday 5th May saw the launch of the WAZIHUB accelerator program which aims at providing IoT startups and entrepreneurs with technical and business capacity building through training bootcamps, seminars, growth hacking resources, and workshops.WAZIHUB’s  “Out-of-the-Box” IoT development kit includes SDKs, IoT Gateway, and Big Data Platform. The kit offers all the features to develop IoT sensor application. From this training, the first Cohort of entrepreneurs will be selected as beneficiaries of the project and will be supported with practical training on how to build IoT solutions and with resources and funding connections to build successful businesses around IoT and Big Data. They will also get help with building their prototype and deploying their products rapidly.This project is implemented by 14 partners all over Africa and EU, including Sonatel, Create-Net, UPPA, Innotec21, Orange, UGB, WITU ,iLab Africa, Kumasi Hive, Maker Space Foundation, Buni Hive, Hive Colab among others. In Uganda, WAZIHUB is implemented by both Hive Colab and WITU HUB.[related-posts]last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Newcastle v Liverpool

first_img[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ome topsy-turvy results so far this season, not least of which at Stamford Bridge last night.A home win for Newcastle might well be considered topsy-turvy too given the respective recent form from both sides.Newcastle are in turmoil and have only won two league games so far this season contributing to their current 19th of 20 Premier League position. Mini-recent revivals from Sunderland and Bournemouth have heaped further pressure on the Toon Army.Newcastle’s boss Steve McClaren seems to be running out of explanations for the downfall: “It looks like, from the outside, they are not trying, they are not running, they are not working. I thought that and we looked at the stats and they are exactly the same. But it looks like they are not trying.”Liverpool will move into a share of 5th place with a win today and only a home loss to Crystal Palace has blotted a winning run of eight matches across all competitions.The bad news for Newcastle is that Liverpool have picked up more points on the road than at home this season. The Reds are likely to be again without Philippe Coutinho who has missed the last three matches with a hamstring problem. Daniel Sturridge could make his first league start for two months.For Newcastle, Mike Williamson will miss the game and Cheick Tiote has failed to recover from a groin strain.Newcastle United v LiverpoolPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Apr 2015 PREMIER Liverpool 2-0 NewcastleNov 2014 PREMIER Newcastle 1-0 LiverpoolMay 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 2-1 NewcastleOct 2013 PREMIER Newcastle 2-2 LiverpoolApr 2013 PREMIER Newcastle 0-6 LiverpoolNov 2012 PREMIER Liverpool 1-1 NewcastleApr 2012 PREMIER Newcastle 2-0 LiverpoolDec 2011 PREMIER Liverpool 3-1 NewcastleMay 2011 PREMIER Liverpool 3-0 NewcastleDec 2010 PREMIER Newcastle 3-1 LiverpoolShould be a firecracker of a game and looks a candidate for over 2.5 goals at around 8/13 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS for 12 points at around 8/13 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 84.46 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 21 August RACING MOVERS2.15 CurraghAnna May Wong 14/1 > 7/22.30 BrightonEqually Fast 9/1 > 3/13.10 ChelmsfordSacred Trust 8/1 > 7/24.15 CurraghRhododendron 15/8 > 5/4LIVE PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League13:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD7/4 Sunderland 15/8 Middlesbrough 21/10 DRAWPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD11/8 West Ham 11/5 AFC Bournemouth 23/10 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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