Tags: abdallah mubiruCHAN 2020Mustapha KizzaMuzamir MutyabatopUganda CranesViane Sekajugo Action between Burundi and Uganda on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CHAN 2020 Qualifiers – Second RoundBurundi 0-3 Uganda Intwari Stadium, BujumburaSaturday, 21-09-2019The Uganda Cranes took a gigantic step towards sealing qualification for the CHAN 2020 finals following a 3-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday.Abdallah Mubiru’s side who were playing the first leg of their second round qualifiers in Bujumbura cruised to victory thanks to goals from Viane Sekajugo, Muzamir Mutyaba and Mustapha Kizza.Sekajugo opmed the scoring on 12 minutes to set the tone for Uganda.Mutyaba made it 2-0 just under 20 minutes from time to compound the Cranes dominance.The flow of the game was a fine setting for left-back Mustapha Kizza to lash in the third off substitute Mike Mutyaba’s pass.The result almost see Uganda through to the finals’ tournament as they will still go through even with a 2-0 loss in the second leg which will be played on the 18th of October in Kampala.Uganda is attempting to reach the 5th consecutive CHAN tournament.However, they have never progressed past the group stages.Uganda Cranes XICharles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa (Captain), Nicholas Kasozi (Yusuf Ssozi), Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello (Bright Anukani), Shafiq Kagimu (Mike Mutyaba), Fahad Bayo, Vianney SsekajjugoUnused SubsJames Alitho (GK), Paul Patrick Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi and Dan Muzeyi SserunkumaComments
Another home was targeted last weekend in a recent spate of burglaries in Ballybofey and Stranorlar.The Twin Towns region has had a number of homes and businesses broken into in the past month.The latest crime occurred on Sunday 14th April, when a home at Dooish was ransacked during daylight hours. Thieves gained entry to the house between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. Damage was caused to the back door, the kitchen window and an upstairs bathroom window.Nothing was taken in the incident, according to Gardaí.An appeal has been launched for witnesses to report any sightings or suspicious activity to Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100.The public can also assist with the investigation in confidence by calling the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 Windows and doors damaged in daylight burglary was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeyburglarycrimedooish
OR Tambo International Airport is popular among South African travellers.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)South African demand for China’s Yuan looks set to reach a new heights following Bidvest Bank’s decision to trade in the currency.Bidvest, the first South African bank to buy and sell the Yuan, said demand for the Chinese currency by South African business and leisure travellers has been growing for some time.“Local demand for Yuan is already significant and is expected to grow in view of increasing trade and travel links between China and South Africa,” the bank’s head of retail operations, Craig MacFarlane, said.Bidvest announced in a statement on 27 September 2010 that it was now offering Yuan currency exchange services in its 102 branches across South Africa.“Up-to-the-minute” rates are offered in the branches, Bidvest said.The private bank prides itself in offering the South African market the “most extensive range of foreign exchange” with more than 60 currencies available.“The Yuan is one of the new currencies being included in the bank’s already expanding currency note range,” said MacFarlane.“Ours is an extremely dynamic and complex market,” said MacFarlane. “We monitor demand and developments in all currencies.“We will continue to expand our range in line with our customers’ needs.”Bidvest has urged its corporate and retail clients to note China’s currency restrictions. “They are only permitted to take into China or bring out a maximum of 20 000 Yuan. That’s about R20 000 (US$2 800), as the rate is close to one to one at the moment.”Business travel boomBusiness travel between South Africa and China is expected to increase in future, as the two countries recently strengthened bilateral economic and trade relations.The two countries have secured favourable market access for each other through more than 60 joint agreements since 1998.President Jacob Zuma paid a state visit to the Asian country in August with a team of more than 370 South African business people. The delegates interacted with their Chinese counterparts through a forum set up to identify business opportunities in both countries.During the forum Zuma said the South African government “envisages meaningful future cooperation” between the nations in areas such as infrastructure development, engineering, energy, information and communications technology and electronics.China is now South Africa’s largest trading partner, after it surpassed the US last year. Total trade between the two countries was valued at R119. 7-billion ($16.3-billion) in 2009, according to the Department of International Relations, representing a 2% increase from 2008’s total of R118-billion ($16-billion).
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Wednesdays, the Mt. Hope Auction is abuzz with the excitement of the livestock sales as buyers and sellers crowd in to monitor prices. In recent years, sheep have become a much more significant part of the sale.“In the mid-90s, Mt. Hope was selling maybe 1,000 head of sheep and goats combined annually. Today they are selling more than 40,000 sheep only and still increasing,” said Leroy Kuhns. “The demand is really strong.”As the nearby auction has demanded more lamb, the Holmes County Amish population — including Kuhns and his family — has dramatically expanded sheep production. Kuhns was among the first to ramp up to commercial-scale sheep production.“When we bought our flock in ’96, I knew of only four sheep farmers in our community that had more than a hobby sized flock,” Kuhns said. “Holmes County has had a tremendous increase in sheep in the last several years.”Kuhns and his wife, Martha, took over his parents’ farm in 1986 and really emphasized diversity on the 86 acres.“We have just about done everything. We used to milk cows, we fattened beef steers, we fattened hogs, we farrowed pigs, and we raised a lot of dairy replacement heifers. The difference I see with raising sheep is that on a comparative scale some of these things we have been into is for every $30 of income you end up having $25 in cost,” Kuhns said. “With sheep, there seems to be less income, maybe a $10 income on a comparative basis, but we are able to keep $6 or $7 of that $10. There is a lot less investment and maintenance. I still want to be diversified, but right now we are really just into the sheep. We are increasing our numbers so we can make a living off of just the sheep. We are at 220-head now and might step up to 300.”The Kuhns family focused on “old style” Dorsets, in part due to their out-of-season breeding abilities.“They have the out-of-season breeding gene in them and 50% of that flock lambed the first fall. WeEwes with body depth are preferred so they can do well on grass.were raising a lot of dairy heifers at the time and we couldn’t raise enough feed. Once the sheep numbers got over 100 head we’d sell most of them and keep some of the best ewes. We did that three times through about 2001,” Kuhns said. “Now we are up to about 220 ewes. For the last 15 years or so we have just been breeding pure Dorsets. Those old style Dorset lambs are good for the Easter and Christmas markets, which is what we focused on. As time has gone on there are more foreign-born people in this country who seemingly prefer to eat lamb and there is more demand for the butterball fat roasting lamb weighing 50 to 60 pounds. About any time of year that class of lamb really sells well. The weekly high at Mt. Hope is around $3.75 a pound. The lowest high in 2016 was around $2.40 or so in the summer. Any more I don’t focus on the Christmas or Easter markets. I just focus on getting ewes bred that are open.”The consistently strong prices from the nearby auction have created demand for good breeding stock.“In the last six years we have sold breeding stock to more than 100 sheep operations. Some of those sold out of state but most of them were right in this community,” Kuhns said. “Most of our ewe lambs get sold as breeding stock and probably 10% of the ram lambs get sold as breeders.”Kuhns has worked to breed sheep that are a fit on his grass-based system.“We prefer a lot of body depth to allow them to stuff a lot of grass in there. I’ve had contact with a farmer who had a leggy ram out on grass. He had a tubular body design. He’d lose weight on grass and when they’d take him into the barn and get him on grain he’d start to gain weight. The same farmer had a Dorset ram with a lot of body capacity and he was fine on grass,” Kuhns said. “We like a ewe with a lot of body condition. I prefer to have the legs out on the corners with a wide body and a lot of stretch to them and I can never have enough muscling. There are other breeds that are fine, but if you want toThe handling system is an important part of the farm.breed out of season it narrows your choices down in the wool breeds to Dorsets and Polypays and their crosses. The hair sheep will do that too, but the hair sheep market at Mt. Hope is generally 20 to 60 cents a pound less than the wool breeds. That is why the Dorsets fit what we do. They have good muscling, good mothering and they breed out of season.”Kuhns tries to get his ewes to lamb three times in two years.“For the most part, we lamb in January, April and September, which we call an accelerated program. The group that lambs in January can lamb again in September and the group that lambs in the fall can lamb again in April,” he said. “Any individual ewe can have lambs three times in two years. We try to get from 60% to 70% of the ewes exposed to rams in the spring to conceive.”At 220-head, the Kuhns farm can produce nearly all of the feed for the flock.“We supply free choice mineral. We’ll buy lamb starter pellets, often 20% starter that is medicated to control coccidiosis. The highest-priced starter is around $16.50 for a 50-pound bag. One lamb will only consume maybe a third of a bag and they grow really well on that. We only feed creep pellets in the winter. When we lamb in January, we wean at an average of around seven weeks of age so that ewe needs to be fed no grain and coarse, poor-quality first-cutting hay for a week or so before weaning for the lamb to suck that bag down to prevent mastitis. We take them out on grass and the ewes really respond well and have great body condition after a month or so with no grain,” he said. “The spring group of lambs goes out on permanent pasture, which is generally bluegrass. The fall lambing group is often on third- or fourth-cutting mixed alfalfa grass hay. There is very little input for the spring or fall group.”The main labor with the sheep in the summer is moving the fence.“We do a lot of rotational grazing. We are probably moving a group every week,” Kuhns said. “The pastures are predominantly bluegrass with some occasional clover or orchardgrass. We don’t like to graze it shorter than three or four inches to help with parasites. However, in real life sheep don’t go by the rules and in some areas they will graze it right down and not in others so we shoot for a happy medium. We’ll put out 80 ewes to 2.5 or three acres and they are moved in a week’s time or so. It depends on the time of year and the weather.”Standing fields of corn are also an important food source on the farm.The Mt. Hope Auction is a very important market for the area Amish farming community.“With mature sheep it wouldn’t work so well, but last summer we had over 100-ewe lambs from our flock and they were born in January and in the spring. If they are any older they would be too big and they would damage the corn,” Kuhns said. “We run them into the corn field once the corn has been tasseling for a week or two, maybe late July or August. They clean up the bottom leaves and the grassy waterways and along the fences. We’ll have gravity flow water to almost all of the fields with hydrants. They get free choice mineral but that is all they get. Later in the year when they get the leaves cleaned up they will eat some of the grain. This year we had 105 ewe lambs we didn’t need to feed from early August to about the first of November. We had been no-tilling but we plowed this so there was very little parasite issue there. We lost one lamb. There is not a lot of maintenance involved, it is cool and it saves a lot on labor and feed.”For success grazing in the corn, Kuhns said to make sure the lambs are wormed and updated on their CDT vaccines to prevent overeating.Fencing can be a challenge for some Amish communities. Kuhns is permitted to use ElectroNet fence, which has been a real asset to the operation for the rotational and corn field grazing situations. It also really helps with predators.The handling system for the animals is another important tool on the farm.“Anybody with a lot of sheep that can’t afford a good handling system better not try sheep because it is hard to do it without one. Before we had this, there were a lot of things we should have done that we didn’t do because we couldn’t do them in a practical manner,” Kuhns said. “We have a scale that goes right into the head shoot. When we wean them we run the lambs over that scale. Whatever lambs are 48 pounds are over are sold that day on the meat market if they are not being kept back for breeding stock. That handling system is really worth a lot if you want to sort the ewes, check their bags or worm them.”Looking forward, further expansion to 300-head would require additional lambing facilities and purchasing hay.“I have a son that is 29 that is working with us on the farm. It remains to be seen if two households can make a living raising sheep on 86 acres. I feel it is possible, but there is quite a bit of labor involved when we are lambing in the winter,” Kuhns said. “Farming has a way of humbling you, but I am always learning and I love sharing information with others. I am excited about it. There is not a guarantee you will have a profit, but the sheep market has been good for many, many years, especially the roasting lamb market. I feel there is a lot of potential in sheep farming.”
Cooking with gas lowers indoor air quality and raises a variety of health concerns, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report.Scientists found indoor pollution levels in many homes exceeded legal outdoor limits. In an article posted at Indoor Environment Connections, Dr. Brett Singer said, “If these were conditions that were outdoors, the Environmental Protection Agency would be cracking down. But since it’s in people’s homes, there’s no regulation requiring anyone to fix it.“Reducing people’s exposure to pollutants from gas stoves should be a public health priority,” Singer added.Researchers estimated that 60% of California homes where a gas stove was used for cooking at least once a week had indoor pollutant levels exceeding legal outdoor limits. The finding means that millions of people are subjected to levels of nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide in excess of current standards. Performance of range hoods variedPreviously, Indoor Environment Connections said, researchers found range hoods varied widely in how effectively they remove pollutants. That study focused on seven models ranging in price from $40 to $650, with the “capture efficiency” of the units measured at less than 15% to more than 98%.The hoods typically did a better job of capturing pollutants from the back burners than from the front of the stove. Hoods with grease screens and metal-covered bottoms didn’t do as well as those with open designs.One hood was able to capture more than 80% of the pollutants from the front burners, but it was too loud to allow for normal conversation. That suggested to Singer that manufacturers could do better in their designs.For more information on this topic, see Pollution in the Home: Kitchens Can Produce Hazardous Levels of Indoor Pollutants. Brett Singer’s full report is posted online: A Method to Estimate the Chronic Health Impact of Air Pollutants in U.S. Residences.In a related project, Berkeley Lab researchers concluded the health consequences of poor indoor air quality “are as significant as those from all traffic accidents or infectious diseases in the United States.” Cooking was said to be a major contributor to the problem, not only because of the gas burners but also because of pollutants given off as foods are cooked.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working upon a formula by which it could keep twice the number of ministers than the Shiv Sena in the new Maharashtra cabinet.Senior party leaders indicated that deliberations were going on for the same so that the BJP could have 26 ministers as against 13 from the Sena. Some other independents who have expressed support to the party could also be accommodated in the government along with representatives of the splinter groups, senior leaders said adding that so far more than half of the over seven Independents who have been elected to the Assembly have expressed support to the BJP. “We are happy to share more seats with the Sena provided they are willing to accept berths in the central government. The BJP would want to the crucial keep Home and Revenue ministries,” said a senior BJP leader. On Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informally discussed the party’s future plans with select senior leaders. The meet was attended by BJP State unit president Chandrakant Patil; Kshitij Thakur of the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi — which has three MLAs —; Shyamsundar Shinde of Peasants and Workers Party (PWP); Vinay Kore of the Jan Surajya Shakti; Ravi Rana, Independent MLA from Badnera constituency; Sanjay Mama Shinde from Karmala; Geeta Jain from Mira Bhayander; Mahesh Baldi from Uran; Kishore Jorgewar from Chandrapur; Vinod Agarwal from Gondia; Barshi MLA Rajendra Raut; and Prakash Anna Awhade of Ichalkaranji among other Independent candidates.The MLAs reiterated support to the leadership of Mr. Fadnavis while discussing issues related to water and scarcity, including the loss and damage of crops due to unseasonal rain and steps taken by the State government to assist farmers. “I have instructed the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra to look into the situation and provide relief on an immediate basis,” said the Chief Minister. The BJP re-elected Mr. Fadnavis as leader of the party in the Assembly on Wednesday. Paving way for his rise to the top job once again, all 105 newly elected legislators of the party had supported the proposal recommending Mr. Fadnavis’s name for the post in the presence of central observers and union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and party vice-president Avinash Khanna.
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoAt this stage, Jerwin Ancajas is supposed to be tapering down for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.But since arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ancajas has been very active, as always.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Team Ancajas will leave for Houston on Sunday, taking the connecting flight to Corpus Christi on the same day. MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA PLAY LIST 02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The Las Vegas-based Arum went to Los Angeles Friday to give Ancajas a quick tour of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Manny Pacquiao earned his US spurs, in Hollywood.Arum brought the media along and Ancajas was overwhelmed by the gesture.Jimenez told the Inquirer that Ancajas did not suffer from jet lag so they can have good training sessions to go over their fight plans for Gonzalez.As in his three successful title defenses, Ancajas is in no hurry to stop the Mexican.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will study Gonzalez first and will likely make his move by the third round.ADVERTISEMENT He and trainer Joven Jimenez, along with fellow Panabo City pride Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 London Olympian and unbeaten mini flyweight (8-0), have been running in the morning and putting in gym work twice a day.Ancajas, 28-1-1 with 19 knockouts, wants to be sure he’s in optimum form when he makes a fourth defense of the crown he wrested from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 26-year-old southpaw intends to use the fight, to be covered by ESPN, against Gonzales (21-1, 8 knockouts), as a showcase of his immense skills.Ancajas also wants to prove to his new promoter, Bob Arum, that he is worthy of the two-year, six-fight contract he inked with Top Rank. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting
New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr., left, and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin fight for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pistons won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — All the roster changes aren’t helping the New York Knicks get any wins.Blake Griffin scored 29 points and Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons handed the Knicks their 14th straight loss, 105-92 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sixty percent of the Knicks’ starting lineup (Smith Jr., Jordan, Matthews) has been on the team less than a week. Eighty percent of the Pistons’ starting lineup (Bullock, Drummond, Griffin, Jackson) has started at least 44 games.BACK-TO-BACKThe teams opened a home-and-home set with the next game Friday in Detroit. The Pistons have met the same team in back-to-back games twice so far this season, losing both to the Celtics (Oct. 27 and 30) and splitting with the Rockets (Nov. 21 and 23). The Knicks have played only one such series this season, losing to the Bucks on Dec. 25 and 27.UP NEXTPistons: Host New York on Friday night.Knicks: At Detroit on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ New York., featuring a starting lineup with three new players, also lost at home for a franchise-record 15th straight game.“The second night of a back-to-back, obviously coming off a big win (against Denver) and we got a lot of momentum, too,” Griffin said. “It’s important to come out and not take any team lightly and come out and just execute, let our execution take care of the game for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesReggie Bullock and Reggie Jackson each added 19 points for the Pistons.Newcomers Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Mathews, who were acquired from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade last Thursday, all started for the Knicks in their second game with the team. View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Smith scored 25 points and added six assists, Jordan had eight points and eight rebounds, and Mathews finished with nine points and five assists.“I want to see how it all looks together. These guys could wind up being a part of our future,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “I’m trying to give them the early minutes now so that they can catch up and learn our stuff pretty fast.”Mitchell Robinson added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Knox scored 11 points for the Knicks who haven’t won since Jan. 4 against the Lakers in Los Angeles. Their last win at home was a 136-134 overtime victory against Milwaukee on Dec. 1.Griffin scored 14 points in the first quarter as the Pistons, who never trailed, led by as many as 12.The Knicks pulled to 43-42 on Allonzo Trier’s layup with 8:07 left in the second quarter. However, Detroit scored the next six points and pushed its lead to 63-54 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Defending champ Devin Booker up against Curry brothers; Dirk Nowitzki in 3-point contest Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New York pulled to 70-67 on Smith’s 3-pointer midway through the third, but the Knicks still trailed 78-71 heading into the fourth.“We bounced back in the second half with a defensive mindset that held them to 17 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “Every game is going to be an adventure, a challenge for us. We can’t take anybody in this league for granted.”Damyean Dotson’s 3 got the Knicks within three with 7:52 remaining. However, Detroit scored the next eight points and went on to take a game-high 14-point lead at 100-86 on Jackson’s two free throws with just under two minutes remaining.“You just got to look at the grand scheme of things,” Smith said. “There’s beauty in the struggle and ugliness in the success. You got to take it day-by-day”TIP-INS:Pistons: Jackson is the only Pistons player to appear in and start in each of the team’s 53 games. … The Pistons have beaten the Knicks five straight and lead the all-time series 207-172.Knicks: The losing streak is their longest since 2014-15 when they dropped a team-record 16 straight and finished 17-65. … Noah Vonleh is the only Knicks player to appear in all 53 of their games this season.HARD KNOXKnox, the Knicks’ lottery pick, has started 26 games during his rookie campaign. New York has gone 2-24 in those games. Named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December, Knox has connected on just 32.8 percent of his shots (44 of 134) since Jan. 17.STARTING OVER
Star Wars told by a CNET intern who’s never seen it He orders his Stormtroopers to arrest Doza, but the captain tells droid 4D-M1N (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) to “stop them.” She goes into a previously unseen combat mode and takes several troops down before being blasted by Pyre. With his ally destroyed, Doza is tossed into a cell.Pyre’s shiny gold armor looks beautiful in this scene’s bright lighting. He’s a total jerk but has plenty of style.The Resistance members hatch their plan. Lucasfilm The Colossus is more than a platformNeeku Vozo (Josh Brener), Kel (Anthony Del Rio) and Eila (Nikki SooHoo) end up in the Colossus’ main control room and back Kaz up by opening and closing hatches. However, they also discover that the platform has a hyperdrive.This basically confirms that the Colossus is a mobile space station; a very exciting prospect. Kaz orders Neeku to get the platform in the air. TV and Movies Culture Tags Comments Now playing: Watch this: All the Star Wars movies, from the cheesy to great, ranked 2 It’s great to finally see the emotional weight of Hosnian Prime’s destruction. Princess Leia’s reaction added some depth to Alderaan being destroyed in A New Hope, but Hosnian Prime was just an unnamed world getting blown up in The Force Awakens. At last, we’ll see a survivor reacting to it.Even though the New Republic can’t help any more, there are still two sources of backup in play for the second part of the season finale. A number of Kaz’s friends went to Takodana to seek help (most likely from Maz Kanada) and the pirates are still itching for a little payback after being betrayed by the First Order.Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. Share your voice 5:29 Assuming they manage to kick the First Order off it, the Colossus could end up being the Resistance’s base after it was scattered in The Last Jedi. This is major speculative territory, but it could make a cinematic appearance in Episode IX — is it too much to hope that some of the characters could make their live-action debuts as well? Justin Ridge, one of the show’s executive producers, hinted at the possibilities around this in an interview with Good Morning America last week.These guys look super cool. Lucasfilm Scuba troops!Seeing new Imperial units was always fun in Rebels (the previous Star Wars CGI show), but we haven’t really seen any new First Order troopers in Resistance… until now. As he swims outside the Colossus, Kaz encounters a pair of Stormtroopers in scuba gear.Like the jumptroopers in Rebels, their specialized outfits are awesome. Their blasters also have a cool effect on the water when they open fire on Kaz, even if they’re predictably poor shots.Tierny sows the seeds of doubt in Tam. Lucasfilm Tam gets an offerThe very charming First Order Security Bureau agent Tierny (Sumalee Montano) continues to get into the head of captive mechanic Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) by making her believe Kaz and her boss Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence), who’s also in First Order custody, betrayed her.With Tam set against her friends, Tierny offers to make her dream of becoming a pilot come true if she joins the First Order. Since her prospects on the Colossus seemed limited, this is pretty much the offer of a lifetime. Will she go for it?Kaz and Tam sneak around before coming around the holo of Hux’s speech. Lucasfilm There is no more New RepublicKaz’s plan goes awry in the closing moments of this episode, when he and Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco) see a holographic projection of General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) delivering his fanatical Starkiller Base speech from The Force Awakens.Then the First Order superweapon fires, wiping out five planets in the Hosnian system. This includes Hosnian Prime, the seat of the New Republic government and Kaz’s homeworld.”My parents… my home,” he says, bringing the episode to a dark conclusion. 23 Photos The First Order is about to come out of the shadows, as General Hux delivers his speech. Lucasfilm Well, that escalated quickly.We’re in the first half of the two-part season 1 finale of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance and thrown right into the events of The Force Awakens.With the Colossus refueling platform underwater, two of his friends in First Order custody and his cover blown, Resistance-spy-posing-a-mechanic Kazuda Xiono (AKA Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) plans a daring rescue. After that, he’s going to get to a shuttle and escape to Hosnian Prime, where he’ll persuade his father — who’s a New Republic senator — to send reinforcements and wrest the Colossus from First Order control.A solid plan…Doza’s droid is deadlyFinally sick of the First Order pushing people around on his platform, Captain Doza (Jason Hightower) confronts Commander Pyre (Liam McIntyre) and threatens to bring in the New Republic.”We are well beyond the Republic’s reach,” says the ever-sinister Pyre. “Fortunately, they are not beyond ours.” Disney Star Wars
Aditya PuriMD, HDFC Bank32.8 Navin AgarwalChairman, Vedanta15.1 D.B. GuptaChairman, Lupin37.6 Sunil MittalChairman, Bharti Airtel27.2 Pawan MunjalCMD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp43.9 Rajiv BajajMD, Bajaj Auto20.5 With Infosys filing its annual report for 2015-2016, its executive pay package information is out in the open. Vishal Sikka, the CEO and MD of the Bengaluru-based IT services exporter, took home a salary package of Rs. 48.73 crore in 2015-16. His basic salary was Rs. 5.96 crore, while variable pay, inclusive of bonus, retirals and others, amounted to Rs. 42.77 crore, according to the disclosures in the annual report. The variable pay component included Rs. 14 crore for the financial year 2014-15.Sikka will get about a 50 percent hike in remuneration for 2016-2017. The company approved a compensation of $11 million (about Rs. 74 crore) in February this year.Yet, his compensation will be less when compared to that of Francisco D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions, who took home $12 million in 2015, the Economic Times reported. It would be interesting here to know India’s top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2014-15 as reported by the Business Standard. (Their earnings for 2015-16 will be available when the companies file their annual reports for the year). NameNameCompanyCompanySalary (Rs. Crore)Salary (Rs. Crore)NameC.P. GurnaniCompanyMD & CEO, Tech MahindraSalary (Rs. Crore)165.6NamePawan MunjalCompanyCMD & CEO, Hero MotoCorpSalary (Rs. Crore)43.9NameD.B. GuptaCompanyChairman, LupinSalary (Rs. Crore)37.6NameAditya PuriCompanyMD, HDFC BankSalary (Rs. Crore)32.8NameSunil MittalCompanyChairman, Bharti AirtelSalary (Rs. Crore)27.2NameN. ChandrasekeranCompanyCEO & MD, TCSSalary (Rs. Crore)21.3NameRajiv BajajCompanyMD, Bajaj AutoSalary (Rs. Crore)20.5NameK.M. BirlaCompanyChairman & Non-executive director, UltraTechSalary (Rs. Crore)19NameY.C. DeveshwarCompanyChairman & Wholetime Director, ITCSalary (Rs. Crore)15.3NameNavin AgarwalCompanyChairman, VedantaSalary (Rs. Crore)15.1 K.M. BirlaChairman & Non-executive director, UltraTech19 Y.C. DeveshwarChairman & Wholetime Director, ITC15.3 C.P. GurnaniMD & CEO, Tech Mahindra165.6 N. ChandrasekeranCEO & MD, TCS21.3 NameCompanySalary (Rs. Crore)