Tags: edward gololaPilsner Super 8proline fcShafick Bisasovipers sc Proline FC are one of the two newly promoted sides taking part in the Super 8. (PHOTOS/File)Pilsner Super 8 2019Proline FC vs Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoWednesday, 31-07-2019LUGOGO – Proline FC and Vipers SC will clash in the opening game of the 2019 Plisner Super 8 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday afternoon.Proline are taking part in the competition as one of the two newly promoted sides and are hoping to use the competition as they continue preparations for their upcoming continental engagements.Shafick Bisaso’s side won the 2018/19 Uganda Cup crown and automatically qualified to participate in the CAF Confederations cup where they will take on Malawi’s Masters Security on the 10th of August.Despite the fact that they won the cup last season, they head into Wednesday’s fixture as overwhelming underdogs. Proline are only making their return to the top tier after spending last season in the FUFA Big League, one they eventually won.For Vipers, the Pilsner Super 8 is a chance to win another title.The Venoms endured a disappointing season, last, and will be eager to set the record straight with a good run in the pre-season tournament.Last season, they finished second behind KCCA FC in the league, lost to Proline in the quarter finals of the Uganda Cup and exited both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup in their early stages.Vipers finsihed second in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, last season.They have already made four major signings in Rashid Toha, Allan Kayiwa, Pual Willa and Siraje Ssentamu, in a move to strengthen thier ranks.Coming up against Proline, they know that nothing but a victory will be welcomed and they will enter into the game with the pressure cooker weighing heavily on their side.What they are saying ahead of the gameShafick Bisaso, Proline FC“We are happy that we have another title in front of us to try and win.“We won the double last season but that is now behind so we have to concentrate on what is ahead of us.“Vipers SC is one of the best sides in the country in the last few years and with the Confederations cup just around the corner, what better way to test our progress.“It is going to be a very difficult game but we believe we can once again pull off another shock against them.Edward Golola, Vipers SC“Our season is starting on Wednesday and we are very much looking forward to the game against Proline.“They beat us last season in the Uganda cup and it is something that we want to put right.Team NewsProline is expected to hand several of their new signings debuts on Wednesday including former Venom, Hamis Diego Kiiza, Kiiza spent the second half of last season at Vipers SC before he was let go of in June.For Vipers, goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya who missed most of last season through injury returns. Tom Masiko, Allan Kayiwa and Paul Willa are on national duty with the Uganda Cranes and won’t be considered for this game. New signings, Rashid Toha and Denis Mwemezi are also doubtful while Henry Kitegenyi may make his debut for the Venoms since joining from Kansai Plascon FC last month. Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye is back from loan at Express and is available for selection as well as newly promoted youngsters Ahmed Amayo and Karim Watambara from our feeder St Mary’s Kitende.Match StatsThis will be the 9th meeting between the two sides since April 2013.In the previous 8 match-ups, Vipers have won 5, Proline 2 with the other ending in a 2-2 draw.The two sides met in the Uganda Cup last season with Bisaso’s side winning the game 2-1 in extra-time.Heading into the game, the Venoms have won two of their four games away to Proline, drawing one and losing the other.Golola’s side have never failed to score away to Proline, netting 9 times in the four fixtures.The other Pilsner Super 8 fixtures-August 2: Mbarara City Vs URA FC-August 4: Onduparaka Vs Tooro United-August 6: Proline FC Vs VipersComments
It has been a century since South African and other soldiers lost their lives in World War I. The refurbishment of the Delville Wood South African National Memorial in France means that every South African soldier who fought is now honoured. Previously the contribution of black soldiers was sidelined. South Africa’s participation in World War I is commemorated with the refurbishment of the Delville Wood South African National Memorial to include all the soldiers of all races who lost their lives in the battle and the war. (Image: Yusuf Abramjee, Twitter)Priya PitamberIt is little known that a century ago South African troops from all races fought in one of the bloodiest battles in World War I.The Battle of Delville Wood took place in France, in July 1916. It was a series of engagements in the 1916 Battle of the Somme between the armies of the German Empire and the British Empire and was the first major clash South Africa undertook during the Great War. The commander, Brigadier General Lukin, received the order to “take and hold the wood at all costs” from 14 to 20 July 1916.“For six days and five nights a soldier was killed every minute, with one South African soldier dying every three minutes,” said President Jacob Zuma during the centenary commemoration at the site of the battle. “The brigade was tasked to ‘break through the enemy lines by any means necessary’.”Out of 3 153 men who entered Delville Wood, only 142 walked out alive.Watch this in-depth look at South Africa’s contribution to World War I:A history forgottenBlack soldiers who enlisted formed the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC), but its contribution has largely been ignored in military records.“The SANLC has hardly received any attention in South African histories,” noted the Department of Military Veterans. “Nor did they receive any medals for their participation in the war.”The original Delville Wood South African National Memorial was inaugurated in 1926 at Deville Wood, built on a 63ha piece of land bought by author and politician Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, and presented to South Africa. “The representation of Africans during the war is very minimal and it distorts the important role they played in various theatres of war,” said the department.The SANLC mainly provided a supportive role to soldiers because they weren’t allowed to carry weapons for two reasons, said Zuma.“First, giving black and white South Africans the same roles in the war was seen to accord blacks the same status as whites, contrary to the then dominant political ideology.“Secondly, General Louis Botha and the ruling white elite feared that training blacks in the handling of firearms would empower them to, in future, use such military expertise to fight white supremacy.”Black soldiers were also buried not in Delville, but in other areas in France.“The injustice that we have to redress is that the Delville Wood Memorial Museum in the past reflected a very biased South African military history,” said Zuma.The refurbished memorial is now reflective of the full story of South Africa’s contribution to the war.The battle of #DelvilleWood became one of the deadliest Somme engagements of WWI. @PresidencyZA @VeteransZA pic.twitter.com/1QGFd2IsVR— France in S. Africa (@FrenchEmbassyZA) July 12, 2016In recognitionA memorial wall now includes the names of every South African who fought during the war.Unveiling the Wall of Remembrance at the 100 Delville Wood Centenary Commemoration of Delville Wood Museum, France. pic.twitter.com/wrPQvb1sWK— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) July 13, 2016There is a Garden of Remembrance for those who perished but whose remains were never found.The Deville Wood Museum will also house a new exhibition. “Care has been taken that the new murals in the museum will depict the involvement of the SANLC in the Great Wars, as well as the sinking of the SS Mendi,” said Zuma.The refurbishment presented a powerful message of reconciliation and provided “some redress that will further consolidate the diversity of our South African nation”.All South Africans should be proud of the achievements of the men in Delville, he said. “Let their ideal be our legacy and their sacrifice our inspiration.”It is a reference to the words on the archway of the memorial:“Their ideal is our legacy“Their sacrifice our inspiration”
Check out this free webinar to learn how to calibrate your color grading monitor.Learning the essentials of how to calibrate your grading monitor is key to being able to assure your clients that your image is true and accurate.In this free webinar from SpectraCal you can get a very thorough introduction to the theory and practice of calibrating your display and how to use the CalMAN 4 and 5 tools to do just that. The audio is a bit rough, but if you can bear through it there’s tons of great info:How To Calibrate Your DisplayImage from VanHurkman.comIn this recent blog post from colorist and trainer Alexis Van Hurkman, you can learn how to use LightSpace CMS and DaVinci Resolve 10 to calibrate your plasma client display. Alexis’ article goes into detail on how to use automated LUT calibration with his particular grading suite set up, but you can use the technique with almost any display.While I’m discussing my particular use case, it’s worth pointing out that these procedures are identical for calibrating any kind of display, be it plasma, LCD, OLED, or projection. In fact, with plasma displays soon to be discontinued by Panasonic (according to the last news I’ve heard), the various debates about whether or not plasma is truly suitable for professional use shall eventually become moot. However, for now, plasmas are still very much in use at facilities around the world, so this information is still relevant.Check out Alexis’ article for a great read on using LightSpace CMS, Klein K-10 colorimeter and using a calibration LUT inside DaVinci Resolve 10.
Historian Ramachandra Guha resigned as one of the members of Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday and caught the rest of his colleagues in the committee by surprise.Guha was one of the four members appointed by the Supreme Court back in January along with Vikram Limaye, Managing Director and CEO of IDFC, Diana Edulji, former India women’s Test cricketer. The committee is headed by Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).”We don’t have any email from Ramachandra Guha on it. Nor does the BCCICEO (Rahul Johri). Other members of the committee are also unaware. I am hearing from the media. If he has resigned, who has he sent theresignation to?” Rai said. “We are also trying to find out from him,” he added.The CoA was appointed to ensure that the Lodha Panel recommendations were implemented by the BCCI. The apex court bench, headed by Justice Dipak Mishra, also directed the CEO of BCCI, Rahul Johri, to report to the panel of administrators.