The She Cranes won the last edition that was held in Kampala last year (file photo)Africa Netball ChampionshipsUganda vs NamibiaLusaka, ZambiaTuesday, 14-08-2019The Uganda National team for Netball, the She Cranes will kick start the campaign to defend the Africa Netball Championship against Namibia.Uganda, won the championship last year in Lugogo, ending the tournament unbeaten after winning all her games.This year’s championship in Zambia, will also act as the qualifiers for 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. Uganda will seek to finish inside the top two, to seal a place at the global showpiece.Malawi and South Africa who are not at the event have already qualified and will be waiting for the top two to join them as Africa’s representatives.The tourney started on Monday with a bright opening ceremony before the hosts (Zambia) defeated Botswana 50-43.Uganda are currently 7th on the INF World Rankings ladder. The She Cranes finished 8th in the 2015 Netball World Cup, held in Sydney, in what was only the country’s second ever appearance at the event.The team’s only appearance at the event prior to that was in the 1979 tournament held in the Trinidad & Tobago.Team Coach Vincent Kiwanuka will look at the armory of Peace Proscovia who features for English team Lightening.Namibia ranked the lowest in the competition, finished bottom of the table in last year’s event in Kampala.However, since then, a lot has changed. This year, Namibia finished in first place in a Quad series ahead of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.Namibia’s last Netball World Cup appearance came in Birmingham 1995 which was the last time the event was held in England.Tuesday’s fixtures:Malawi vs ZimbabweNamibia vs UgandaKenya vs ZambiaBotswana vs ZimbabweComments Tags: African Netball ChampionshipsPeace Proscoviashe cranes
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Contests ReadWrite Sponsors 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A first step towards creating a virtualized infrastructure often comes at a point when the customer starts experiencing performance issues. Servers start failing as application loads increase. When these issues start occurring, what are the first steps to take into consideration? How should a virtualized infrastructure be deployed? How are these pre-production environments developed? What are the most effective ways to deploy a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution?We are hoping the contest will get people talking about the basic principles that they believe form the elemental foundations of a stack built for the cloud. We will pick our winners through the prism of this conversation. Each month I will co-judge the contest with a recognized individual in the cloud computing world. In this first contest, I am happy to announce that my co-judge is George Reese. George is the founder of enStratus, a cloud infrastructure technology solutions company with customers that include Korea Telecom.Judges will be responsible for following the conversation threads and adding to the discussion.Our criteria for choosing the winners is as follows:Depth of understandingFactual examples to back up assertionsHow the conversation developsAccuracyStrength of argumentConcise writingOriginalityThe contest will run every 30 days, starting on the first of the month. Winners will also be announced on the first of the month. A Disqus account is required to participate. Please take a few moments to read the full list of rules before participating.We look forward to the conversation! Today we’re thrilled to announce the Road to the Cloud Contest. Thanks to our sponsors, we’re giving out a MacBook Air every month though the end of the year to those in our community with the most well-thought-out views about the road to adopting cloud computing.It’s our first contest on ReadWriteCloud so it’s pretty exciting for us. RWCloud has been around now for more than a year. And it has been a great ride as we’ve come to know the mosaic that this massive cloud computing ecosystem represents.But still it seems at times that the basics get overlooked too often. We can get caught up in the newest services and overlook the essentials that are fundamental to adopting cloud computing. Add vendor noise and the result is plenty of confusion for the ordinary customer.The road to cloud computing is a multi-step process. Companies don’t just start a new network in the cloud. They go through a long process that is different for every organization. Customers need to understand this process to know what they should be looking for when embarking on their way.And so for our first topic, we’d like your thoughts about the critical issues to consider when starting on that journey. Tell us about your road to the cloud and what you have learned.Please consider this topic and comment accordingly: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
The counting of votes for by-elections to two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly constituency in Rajasthan and one Lok Sabha seat and one Assembly constituency in West Bengal that went to the polls on January 29 began at 8 a.m. on Thursday.In West Bengal, The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won the Noapara Assembly constituency and the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat.In Rajasthan, Congress candidate Vivek Dhakar has won the Mandalgarh Assembly seat and the party is leading in the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seats.An average 63.76% polling was recorded in Alwar and Ajmer, while at Mandalgarh, 76.57% of the electorate exercised their franchise.A total of 42 candidates were in the fray for the bypolls.Here are the updates:6.40 p.m.Rajasthan: Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress leads by 1,96,496in Alwar. His party colleague Raghu Sharma is leading by a margin of 84,162 in Ajmer.According to Rajasthan’s Chief Electoral Officer, 100% votes have been counted in Alwar and 99.07% in Ajmer. The Congress is currently having an unassailable lead in both seats.5.20 p.m.West Bengal: According to sources in the Election Commission of India, Sajda Ahmed of the Trinamool Congress has won the Uluberia Lok Sabha bypoll, beating her nearest rival Anupam Mallick (BJP) by over 4.74 lakh votes, reports PTI.5.00 p.m.Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress leads by 1,94,285 in Alwar. His party colleague Raghu Sharma is leading by a margin of 80,455 in Ajmer.3.10 p.m.Trinamool Congress maintains the lead ahead of its nearest contender, the BJP, in the Uluberia Lok Sabha bypoll by a massive margin of 3.6 lakh votes, an Election Commission official says. After 14 rounds of counting, Trinamool candidate Sajda Ahmed bags 5,88,211 votes. Her nearest rival, Anupam Mallik of the BJP, secures 2,18,807 votes.CPI(M) nominee S.K. Sabiruddin Molla and Congress candidate S.K. Madassar Hossain Warsi receive 1,03,015 and 16,784 votes respectively.2.00 p.m.Rajasthan Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot says his party will get strengthened by today’s results. Besides being the people’s verdict on the State government’s failures, it is also a mandate against the Centre’s demonetisation, GST implementation and economic slowdown, he says at a press conference in Jaipur.Congress wins MandalgarhThe Congress wins the Mandalgarh Assembly seat by a margin of 12,974 votes. Vivek Dhakar of the Congress polled 70,143 votes and defeated the BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada, who polled 57,169 votes.Congress rebel Gopal Malviya, who contested as an independent, received 40,470 votes.1.00 p.m.TMC wins Noapara, leads in UluberiaThe TMC wins the Noapara bypoll by defeating its nearest rival, the BJP, by 63,018 votes, the Election Commission said.“The TMC has won the Noapara by-election. The BJP has secured the second position and the CPI(M) the third,” said West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab.While TMC candidate Sunil Singh secured 1,01,729 votes, the BJP’s Sandip Banerjee got 38,711 votes. CPI (M)’s Gargi Chatterjee got 35,497 votes.Counting of votes for the by-election in the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat is also underway with the TMC ahead by more than 4,700 votes, reports PTI11.30 a.m.Alwar: Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav leads by 39,826 votes over his nearest rival, BJP’s Jaswant Yadav, after 15 rounds of counting. Mr. Yadav has garnered 1,63,489 votes.Ajmer: Congress’ Raghu Sharma maintains a lead of 23,882 votes over BJP candidate Ram Swaroop Lamba, reports PTI.Mandalgarh: The trend in Mandalgarh is in favour of the Congress. Vivek Dhakar of the party leads by 1,864 votes at the end of 12th round of counting. BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada is trailing behind, reports Mohammad Iqbal.11.00 a.m.In Ajmer, the margin with which the Congress candidate is leading increases to 21,000.In West Bengal, the TMC surged ahead of its rivals in both Noapara and Uluberia after the initial rounds of counting of votes, reports PTI.At Noapara, the ruling party stormed ahead by a massive margin of 30,000 after the sixth round of counting.TMC candidate Sunil Singh secured 46,281 votes, while his nearest rival of the CPI(M), Gargi Chatterjee, bagged 16,444 votes. Sandip Banerjee of the BJP secured 15,570 votes, while Goutam Bose of the Congress managed to get just 4,742 votes.The TMC also took an early lead in Uluberia by a margin of 4,767 votes.After the first round of counting in Uluberia, TMC candidate Sajda Ahmed secured 6,462 votes, while CPI(M) candidate Sabiruddin Molla bagged 1695 votes. Anupam Mallik of the BJP and S.K. Madassar Hossain Warsi of the Congress managed 1,471 and 256 votes respectively.10.30 a.m.The margin with which the Congress is leading in Lok Sabha byelections in Rajasthan is 31,531 in Alwar and 8,555 in Ajmer.The margin constantly reducing in Mandalgarh. The BJP is ahead by only 350 votes at the end of 10th round, reports Mohammad Iqbal.Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot says the mandate is going against the BJP due to the failure of both the State and Union governments. People had high expectations, but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje made false promises and didn’t fulfil them. “The Congress will form the next government in Rajasthan,” he says.9.30 a.m.The Congress lis eading in Ajmer and Alwar on completion of two rounds of counting, says Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer. The Congress candidate leads by 10,800 votes in Ajmer. The BJP’s Ramswarup Lamba may find it difficult to fill this gap, reports Mohammad Iqbal.At Mandalgarh, the BJP leads. Congress rebel Gopal Malviya gives a major shock to official candidate Vivek Dhakar, who is trailing at third position, reports Mohammad Iqbal.In West Bengal, the TMC has taken an early lead. It is leading in Uluberia by about 10,000 votes after the completion of first round of counting in one Assembly segment out of seven, reports Suvojit Bagchi. Counting starts little late and result of only Udaynarayanpur segment [first round] is announced.In the Noapara Assembly constituency, the TMC is leading by over 30,000 votes.The CPI(M) and the BJP are neck and neck for the second position.tHE TMC won both THE seats in the last election.9.00 a.m.The BJP leads by 699 votes in first round of counting at Mandalgarh. The nearest rival is Congress rebel Gopal Malviya, who contested as an independent candidate.In Ajmer, Mr. Sharma leads, says the State Election Commission.In Alwar, Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav leads, having secured 18,652 votes on completion of first round, says the State Election Commission.In West Bengal, the TMC candidates are leading in Noapara and Uluberia, reports Shiv Sahay Singh.The Uluberia seat in Howrah district fell vacant after the death of TMC MP Sultan Ahmed in September last. The Noapara seat in North 24 Paraganas fell vacant after the death of Congress MLA Madhusudhan Ghosh in April last.The BJP faces an uphill battle in Rajasthan because a miffed Rajput community has announced its support to the Congress in all the three seats, writes Mohammad Ali. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot have campaigned extensively in Ajmer in view of the constituency’s role in strengthening their own position within their respective parties.The Uluberia bypoll result is expected to be a litmus test for the BJP as it not only has to face the organisational clout of the ruling TMC but also deal with substantial minority votes in the constituency.Read more 8.00 a.m.Counting for by-elections to the constituencies in Rajasthan begins. Postal votes are being counted first, reports Mohammad Iqbal.
zoom Marshall Islands-incorporated containership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) is gearing up to launch its proposed notes offering aimed at collecting between USD 350 and USD 400 million.The company said it has mandated advisors to arrange a series of investor meetings relating to the non-registered 5-year notes offering.GSL intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with borrowings under a new super senior secured term loan facility, to refinance its existing first priority secured notes due 2019 and repay all outstanding borrowings and terminate its revolving credit facility and secured term loan.In a separate announcement the charter owner said that it has received updated broker valuations of its 18 vessels that reflect aggregate appraised values as at September 19, 2017 of USD 262.5 million (excluding charters) and USD 481.0 million (including charters).“The valuations give effect to the company’s previously announced extension of two of its charters with CMA CGM and take into account the re-delivery of the OOCL Tianjin, which is expected to take place on October 28, 2017, following notice received from the charterer,” GSL explained.Furthermore, GSL added that it was looking into re-deployment alternatives for the vessel.Global Ship Lease owns 18 vessels with a total capacity of 82,312 TEU and an average age of 12.7 years.As disclosed, all 18 vessels are currently fixed on time charters, 15 of which are with French liner major CMA CGM. The average remaining term of the charters at August 31, 2017 is 3.0 years or 3.3 years on a TEU weighted basis.
VANCOUVER – For the first time in nearly three months, all wildfire evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted in British Columbia as the province begins to recover from its worst wildfire season on record.The Cariboo Regional District and Thompson-Nicola Regional District say final alerts affecting southern Interior properties have been rescinded.The alerts were lifted as the BC Wildfire Service reported a 1,900-square kilometre blaze that broke out near Ashcroft on July 6 and burned almost 100 kilometres northward is 85 per cent contained.A news release from the Cariboo Regional District says with the entire region deemed “all clear,” its emergency operations centre will close, effective at noon.The Regional District of East Kootenay lifted its final evacuation orders and alerts on Monday, three days after the B.C. government rescinded a provincewide state of emergency that went into effect in early July.Fourteen wildfires of note still blaze within the Southeast, Cariboo and Kamloops fire centres but the wildfire service says cooler weather has allowed crews to make good progress containing flames that have scorched over 12,000 square kilometres of timber since April 1.An off-road vehicle ban covering central and southeastern B.C. was removed Wednesday but campfire bans in those areas remain in effect until further notice.More than $510 million has been spent fighting fires that, at the height of the disaster, chased almost 50,000 people from their communities.Fires are blamed for destroying 509 structures, including 229 homes, and causing financial loss to ranchers, farmers, forestry and tourism operations.