Richard’s NBCSN Predictor Premier League Predictions: Wins for Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City

Boxing day premier league score predictions

Liverpool Vs. Newcastle

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Liverpool will continue its excellent form coupled with buoyancy from man city recent shortcomings. My prediction is Liverpool will win it at home 3-0. Allison continues to be rock solid and I don’t see Newcastle attackers slotting anything past him.

Leicester City Vs. Manchester City

Man City players with heads dropped against Crystal Palace

Liverpool’s boss has confirmed that just as any other fans could hardly see Man City weaknesses at the start of the season, but recent defeats have signaled a few holes opposition teams will look to exploit. My prediction is that Manchester City will again drop points at the King Power stadium, and the game will finish Man City 2 – 2 Leicester.

Brighton Vs. Arsenal

The Gunners injury crisis continue to be a nightmare for the far exceeding expectations Unai Emery, and the Spaniard will look to use makeshifts players in his defense, but the attacking force will prove too much for the ever fighting Brighton side. My prediction is the Gunners will win it 2-1.

In my other boxing day predictions, Chelsea will drop points at Watford F.C and drop to fifth in the table, while Southampton will continue their since the appointment of their new manager.

Almost everything going on in East African Countries: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda is bad for the economy

economy rwanda

The big picture: Rwanda-Burundi relations are at an all time low. Uganda’s Museveni has lent his parental hand to try to fix the tensions; two civilians in Rwanda have reportedly been killed by attacks from Congo.  Kenya has hit a roadblock amid economic distress in face of rising debt.

The still growing central banks in the region and foreign aid most can’t come to the rescue

Eastern Africa banks have recently been marked by growing strength in depth. Banque of Kigali secured 15th position in East Africa Business Magazine survey last year with core capital of $28 m; and despite almost doubling the value of its capital base in this year’s table to $54 m, Rwanda’s biggest bank now ranks just 20th. Ethiopia’s Dashen Bank needed $82m to take 15th place for 2011.
Unsurprisingly, Kenya has the most banks in our table; its six entrants demonstrate that the country has one of the most competitive banking sectors on the African continent.

The point is these banks are still very small in capital.

Bottom line:

The economy in the region isn’t imminently coming to a recession, but the fragile nature of security in the region is always a cause for concern. Good decision and policy making has seen consistent economic growths with Tanzania and Rwanda at the helm of it all. Security and stability are needed to maintain the great momentum.

Rwandans giving to Kenya approx. $80 Million through Banking.

Kenya Ripping Benefits of East African Community membership.

A few years ago, EAC ( East African Community) made it easy for business to expand beyond borders; Kenyan banking titans seem to have taken the opportunity with both hands. The East African reports that “Rwanda is now the most profitable market for Kenyan bank subsidiaries in the region, overtaking Tanzania where the lenders face a challenging business environment.” It further reports that 29% of all the banking profits from abroad comes from Rwanda; that is a significant ROI given the relative small size of the population in Rwanda compared to neighboring countries like Uganda and Tanzania.

The kenyan banks that have branches in Rwanda include but not limited to Equity Bank, KCB Group, I&M,  and  CBA. The later is owned Uhuru Kenyatta. The family spend nearly $10 million to acquire Crane Bank Rwanda.

Rwanda overtakes Tanzania — which was the best performing market in 2016. It is understood that Rwanda has 55 subsidiaries of Kenyan banks.

Theme in Africa: Don’t oppose your dictator president. Music Legend Bobi Wine Charged with Treason

A Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who opposes the country’s longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges.

The new charge was expected to bring fresh outrage from Ugandans and global musicians after Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, alleged he had been severely beaten while in detention. The government denies the claim.

Mr Ssentamu has emerged as an influential critic of president Yoweri Museveni, especially among youth, after winning a parliament seat last year.

The 36-year-old had been charged last week with illegal possession of firearms for his alleged role in an incident in which Mr Museveni’s motorcade was pelted with stones.

A military court freed him on Thursday but the politician was re-arrested by police and taken to a magistrates’ court.

Mr Ssentamu limped during his appearance in military court and appeared to cry as he rubbed his eyes. A colleague wrapped the national flag about his shoulders. He sat in the dock in magistrates’ court as his lawyers said he was unable to stand on his own.

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The pop star-turned-politician, centre, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala (AP)

Lawyers for Mr Ssentamu asked the magistrate to order his remand to a health facility. The magistrate ruled that Mr Ssentamu should be allowed access to his own doctors. He was remanded until 30 August.

 

He had been arrested with four other opposition politicians, three of whom also face treason charges. A fifth has been hospitalised with injures allegedly sustained during detention.

Mr Ssentamu’s appearance on Thursday was the first time he had been seen in public since his detention. He clenched his fists and greeted supporters.

In recent days Uganda’s government has faced mounting pressure at home and abroad to free him. Security forces have violently put down street protests demanding his release.

On Thursday, other opposition figures expressed concern about being targeted by security forces. “Every way out of my home is barricaded since very early today,” Kizza Besigye, a four-time presidential challenger who has been jailed many times, tweeted.

Protesters set a bonfire on a street to demand the release of Bobi Wine

Police spokesman Emilian Kayima later said Mr Besigye was arrested when he tried to force his way out.

Police were also deployed, under what the spokesman called “preventive arrest,” at the homes of certain Ugandans after receiving intelligence that some “wanted to engage in criminal activities”.

MTV Awards winners, and Kevin Hart Delights the Audience with Slight Dig at Trump

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Cardi B opens the awards ceremony

Here is a ongoing list of nominees and winners:

 

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard

Jennifer Lopez
Winner

Dance Video
Lonely Together
Avicii, Rita Ora
Winner

One Kiss
Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris

Everybody Hates Me
The Chainsmokers
Silence
Marshmello, Khalid

Get Low
Liam Payne, Zedd

Flames
Sia, David Guetta

Hip-Hop Video
Chun-Li
Nicki Minaj
Winner

APES**T
The Carters

Bartier Cardi
Cardi B, 21 Savage
God’s Plan
Drake

ATM
J. Cole

Walk It Talk It
Drake, Migos

Ongoing…………………………………………….

The best countries to start a technology startup in Africa

It is not far along ago when starting a tech company in Africa was only a dream; but, every great birth of a kingdom starts with a dream. Africa is seeing a rebirth of its entrepreneur spirit highlighted by an unprecedented engagement in business by the African youth. One can boldly confirm that there are at least ten new tech startups in each African country. In this article, five top countries that are facilitating doing business as young entrepreneurs will be discussed by emphasizing on relevant point and also by elaborating what’s required to start a tech company. The writing will be coated by sharing with you success stories in the new tech hub, Africa. Below are the top five countries.

  1. Rwanda:

Rwanda’s recent performance in the “Doing Business Rankings” has been exemplary, something that has drawn attention from international tech companies and investors alike. Improvements have been made across the board, facilitating the conduct of financial and economic services. The 2013 World Bank Doing Business Report has ranked Rwanda 52nd out of 185 countries. This broad improvements has also seen the major tech companies such as MTN to grow dramatically. This has also given a green light to the youth which is chasing prosperity. Just 21 years ago, this same youth was used to massacre a million neighbors and friends. Nowadays, the same youth is involved in business and technology; HeHe Ltd, Gogo Ltd are perfect examples of tech startups build by the Rwandan youth. The structure of the Rwanda Development Board allows whoever who once to start a business to get licenses in a few hours online; constant conferences have also served as catalyst for the already hungry for prosperity Rwandan youth.

   2.Botswana

Since independence, Botswana’s economy has had one of the fastest growth rates per capita in the world. Diamond and precious metal mining are vital to the Batswana economy, but the government is working to diversify their industries. Botswana has made importing and exporting faster, according to the 2013 “Ease of Doing Business” report

   3. Namibia

The most important sectors in Namibia are mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. According to the World Bank, “Namibia has made getting electricity easier.” Namibia however dropped the most number of places in the top ten African countries in the index. Namibia fell six places – it is now the 87th easiest place in the world to do business

    2.  Mauritius

Although the Mauritius’ economy is mainly based on tourism, textiles, sugar, and financial services, it has recently added many other important sectors such as information technology and renewable energy. According to the 2013 “Ease of Doing Business” report, Mauritius made property transfers faster and has improved access to credit information. Since 2012, the country has moved five places up on the index – it is now the 19th easiest place in the world to do business.

  1. South Africa

In South Africa, tourism, auto manufacturing, information and communication technology development, and mining are the key industries. According to the World Bank, South Africa has reduced the time and the number of documents required to export and import through its ongoing customs modernization program

Not surprisingly, the most attractive places for starting a tech company are the best places to do business in general.

Just How the Hell did Microsoft Pull that off again?microsoft-HOLOLENS? What’s that?

Just a few hours after I was asking myself where Google Glass went, a new reality was borne in Seattle. I’ll spare you the drama: the good guys won.

First, some context: Microsoft haven’t released an exciting product in nearly fifteen years, and had become world-renowned one of the best technology companies in the world that actually never pose a threat to invent or create a revolutionary product. Don’t get me wrong, even early works were traced to be copies of the Apple’s Macintoch. Microsoft is in my opinion, the best technology company, but not as good as real perennial invention challengers like Apple or Samsung. It is the feeblest of the giant inventors and that is fine. Microsoft’s problem though is a matter of hubris, of not coming up with revolutionary technologies like touch technology that inevitably becomes the platform for future tech adventures. At Microsoft, people are geek, and skill-laden.

Yesterday, though, Microsoft showed the world that it finally conceded it would be outperformed for centuries, and the only way to win was to invent and not copy what others have done. They launched an incredible new product and they beat critics, and it was pure ecstasy to watch. Microsoft envisioned a world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create, where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.

The result is the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform, enabled by Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.

Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before.

In all likelihood, skepticism will force some to repel this amazing tech, but in the entire world, how come wouldn’t you want to enjoy the following aspects of the Hololens?

Empowering you to achieve more:

Microsoft HoloLens puts you at the center of a world that blends holograms with reality. With the ability to design and shape holograms, you’ll have a new medium to express your creativity, a more efficient way to teach and learn, and a more effective way to visualize your work and share ideas. Your digital content and creations will be more relevant when they come to life in the world around you.

Go beyond the screen:

As holograms, your digital content will be as real as physical objects in the room. For the first time, holograms will become practical tools of daily life.

Shape holograms to fine-tune a design. Interact with them to learn something new. When you share your ideas, show and tell from multiple perspectives. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to make decisions more confidently, work more effectively, and bring your ideas to life right before your eyes.

A New Reality:

Microsoft HoloLens goes beyond augmented reality and virtual reality by enabling you to interact with three-dimensional holograms blended with your real world. Microsoft HoloLens is more than a simple heads-up display, and its transparency means you never lose sight of the world around you. High-definition holograms integrated with your real world will unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work, and play.

Transform your world with holograms:

We envisioned a world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create. Where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.

The result is the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform, enabled by Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.

Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before.

Empowering you to achieve more

Microsoft HoloLens puts you at the center of a world that blends holograms with reality. With the ability to design and shape holograms, you’ll have a new medium to express your creativity, a more efficient way to teach and learn, and a more effective way to visualize your work and share ideas. Your digital content and creations will be more relevant when they come to life in the world around you.

Go beyond the screen.

As holograms, your digital content will be as real as physical objects in the room. For the first time, holograms will become practical tools of daily life.

Shape holograms to fine-tune a design. Interact with them to learn something new. When you share your ideas, show and tell them from multiple perspectives. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to make decisions more confidently, work more effectively, and bring your ideas to life right before your eyes.

A new reality

Microsoft HoloLens goes beyond augmented reality and virtual reality by enabling you to interact with three-dimensional holograms blended with your real world. Microsoft HoloLens is more than a simple heads-up display, and its transparency means you never lose sight of the world around you. High-definition holograms integrated with your real world will unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work, and play.

Your world as a canvas

Microsoft HoloLens intelligently maps the room you’re in, blending holograms with the environment around you. Pin holograms to physical locations you choose so that your room becomes the canvas for your holographic projects and games. With Microsoft HoloLens, you can interact with holograms and everyday objects together.

New ways to collaborate and explore.

Go somewhere you’ve never been and get to know it from every angle. See holograms from your colleague’s perspective if he’s in the next room or on the other side of the world. Explore a new dimension that is grounded in, but not limited to, the physical world.

New ways to create what you imagine.

See your imagination come to life as a hologram. Effortlessly create your own holograms and share them with others. Use holograms to visualize how something will look in the physical world whether it’s a new piece of furniture in your home, a toy for your kids, or a new creation for work. HoloStudio will even let you turn your holograms into physical objects with 3D print compatibility.

Explore places you’ve never been

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will soon be exploring Mars using holograms of Mars Rover images. They will work as if they can walk on the surface of Mars, an experience previously impossible. As a result, they will be able to learn at a faster pace than ever before.

A new way to see your world.

Holograms are the next evolution in computing. With this vision in mind, hardware, software, and user design engineers came together to create a new canvas for creators and developers. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, introduces a powerful new holographic platform. The era of holographic computing is here

 

Microsoft just gave me a reason for a cautious optimism. Technology will never stop to evolve. We’re just seeing the start of a new era of creations and adventures, much like when the touch tech was introduced at the end of 20th century.

What if industries will never be exhaustive as pessimists often mislead themselves? Just think for a second; imagine if you could drive using your hololens to scan a the road before starting the trip, set the speed and just sleep in the back seat since your would have drove the car before hands. MICROSOFTHOLOLENS ON!!!

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