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Manchester City secured a unconvincing 2-0 win over a resolute Hull City Tigers side with two second-half goals at the Etihad Stadium.

Alvaro Negredo – who was introduced at the break for Edin Dzeko – nodded in Pablo Zabaleta’s cross in the 65th minute, before Yaya Toure struck a late free kick to give Manuel Pellegrini’s men all three points. Hull enjoyed the better of the first half, with Sone Aluko and Robert Koren going close, while Danny Graham had an effort ruled out for offside, but City did enough at Etihad Stadium to claim the win. Pellegrini dropped Javi Garcia and Gael Clichy from the side that lost 3-2 to Cardiff City, replacing the pair with the fit-again Matija Nastasic and Aleksandar Kolarov.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce made 11 changes to the side that scraped through the second round of the League Cup against Leyton Orient, while Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Quinn won a place on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury. One of the new inclusions, Nigeria international Aluko, almost gave Hull a shock lead in the seventh minute after a loose ball broke to him and he raced through the Manchester City defence.

But with only goalkeeper Joe Hart to beat, Aluko scuffed his effort wide, failing to match his impressive run with a composed finish. It was a warning sign for the hosts, and one they did not heed, as shortly after Dzeko tested Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor at the other end with a near-post header, the visitors went close again. On this occasion Steve Bruce’s men had the ball in the back of the net, but Graham’s volley was correctly chalked off for offside. McGregor reacted well to tip Joleon Lescott’s header over the bar soon after, before Koren was next to go close for Hull.

However, the Slovenia international saw his 25-yard effort – that had Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart beaten – sail just wide. The hosts slowed the tempo of the game down in the immediate aftermath, as the likes of David Silva and Toure helped them enjoy extended periods of possession. But Hull dealt with every challenge they were presented with and went to the half-time break with their heads held high.

Frustrated by his team’s inability to find a breakthrough, Pellegrini brought on Negredo, and the Spaniard had a good chance just minutes after coming on. He was unable to direct a header on target though, following an excellent Silva ball, while Graham fired over for Hull at the other end. Jesus Navas had an acrobatic attempt on goal fly wide soon after, but City finally broke the deadlock in the 65th minute.

Decoo, Inc. Launches ‘Decoppa!

Posted: August 31, 2013 in Technology

Anyone Can Easily Create Cute Caricatures with This Free App Available from the App Store and Google Play

Decoo, Inc. announced the release of the free smartphone caricature building app ‘Decoppa!’, available from Aug. 28, 2013 at the App Store and Google play.

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Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has launched an 800V bipolar transistor for switching power supplies of mobile devices that can contribute to reducing standby power. Shipping of mass production products will start from today.

There is typically a trade-off between blocking voltage and DC current gain (hFE). By applying the latest fine pattern technology, the new product achieves both high collector-emitter voltage (VCEO = 800V) and high DC current gain (hFE = 100-200), which contributes to reducing standby power of mobile devices. (more…)

Gone are the days when you would listen to a man and you get inspired like those times of Andrew Mwenda Live and Simon Kasyate on KFM. The day when Mwenda said that “I wish was 35 years old, I would run against Museveni.” Today you might be mistaken to listen to both men because they harbour not that same thinking of a better Uganda and good governance for all Ugandans.

In Uganda, it is hard for a man to say a word and keep it for a long time and if there are those that can do that I grantee you they are very few.

While in my secondary school life, my literature teacher used to say; good thinking builds a good society and a good society builds a good nation but only when a man changes not what he believes in.

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Hon. William Nzoghu - Bonsogora North MP

Hon. William Nzoghu – Bonsogora North MP

Yesterday while watching the Midnight repeat of NTV Tonight I was shocked by the statements of Forum for Democratic Change MP William Nzoghu when he said that Boda Bodas should have been sent away from the Central Business District long time ago I wonder what the honorable Member of Parliament meant by his statement.

Is this Boda Bodas business more dangerous than the filth that spills on the roads of Kampala when it rains?

My brother William, you should know that Boda Boda business might be dangerous to its customers, but it is a means of employment that we cannot send to the trash cans now. I believe that we can regulate this business and can be a means of another revenue stream to the country than sending them away just like that. As a leader you must know that offering an alternative to these young men can be the best option not doing away with them. (more…)

Hon. Maria Kiwanuka

Hon. Maria Kiwanuka – Minister of Finance

Today I was privileged to be part of the conference organized by Global Rights Alert and Oil in Uganda on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – EITI a mechanism that fosters transparency amongst oil companies and oil producing countries. This is meant to create an avenue where the people of a given country see through the oil revenue and proceeds in a transparent manner that creates no suspicions or even could turn out to be a source of conflict in any country where transparency has lacked.

This conference opened by the remarks from the Vice Chairman of the committee on oil Hon. Michael Mawanda of Igara West MP also Member of Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas (PFOG) who invited the Hon. Peter Lokeris, Minister of State for Mineral Development. And in his words; “This conference comes at the right time when government is preparing to enact more laws to regulate the oil sector. Transparency is key in making sure the oil sector moves in the right direction.”

Uganda estimates to have more 3.5 billion barrels and US$0.2 billion so far has been invested in the oil sector. According the existing legislation, Uganda is expected to start a national oil company but there is fear that the process of the company is not on the table yet transactions are being carried out.

There is fear that the oil proceeds will be all kept in the consolidated fund, where taxpayers’ money has never been safe at least not when the president of Uganda still harbors strong financial indiscipline towards taxpayer’s money. The Minister of Finance Hon. Maria Kiwanuka reviewed that the proceeds of oil will be sent to the consolidated fund as she made her remarks and presented on Government’s preparedness for transparency in the oil sector. As a citizen I may ask what grantee I have if the president raided the consolidated fund in the past and went ahead to purchase jet fighters without the approval of Parliament. (more…)

Instead of your government looking after you, they are looking for your information from Facebook a sign of an indolent system at play.

Any organized government must know its people and understand their needs not going after them but take care of them and their needs.

When did the old adage die out? Government is for the people but nowadays it is for a select few who are against the people’s will.

Archbishop of Gulu John Baptist Odama.

Archbishop of Gulu John Baptist Odama.

The moral fabric has not only been eaten out, but it is extinct. When you come across Arch Bishop Odama’s words in the media, you understand that many use religion as a vehicle to advance their personal selfish interests, but not to serve the human race as they should.

Freedom is what was preached in the New Testament and when I see and read from Odama’s words, I question the gospel he learns and preaches from, because the doctrine of Christ sets men and women free, but an Arch Bishop who supports boundage as a way to lead people to prosperity and freedom must be preaching dark side of his understanding of it because it will either put more bread on his table.

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