HKU Professoriate Recruitment (Architecture)

first_imgSmart Architecture/FacadesSustainable Architectural DesignEnvironmental Design ScienceSustainable Architectural Design TechnologySmart Materials and FabricationArchitectural History and TheoryLandscape Science and TechnologySustainable Landscape DesignProperty Technology (PropTech)Construction Management TechnologySmart BuildingsUrban Design Analytics and Data ScienceHealthy Cities, Health and WellbeingSmart Cities and Future CitiesUrban Simulation, Machine Learning and GeospatialModellingClimate Change, Urban Resilience and EnvironmentalSustainabilityUrban and Regional EconomicsInnovative Governance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to invite outstandingscholars to contribute to our thriving research agenda as well asto Hong Kong’s leading position in the region and beyond.We will recruit 100 outstanding academics in emerging fields withpotential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs—above andbeyond our existing recruitment programme—to join HKU as assistant,associate, or full professors, on tenure-track or with directtenure.This is an open-discipline call. Strategic recruitment areas in theFaculty of Architecture include the following: As a high-performing university with internationally recognisedstrong global connections, HKU offers a stimulating and supportiveintellectual environment as well as a highly competitiveremuneration and benefits package. Locally and in the region, thereare many research collaboration and funding opportunities.For more information, visit ( https://www.prof-scholars.hku.hk/). Applicants are encouraged to apply by Jan 31, 2021 to ensureearlier consideration, but the search will continue until positionsare filled. To apply online, please complete applications with acover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teachingstatement, 2 or 3 most significant research publications, andcontact information for at least three references. We will startreviewing applications in late November, 2020 and inviteoutstanding candidates for interviews thereafter.Advertised: Nov 6, 2020 (HK Time)Applications close:last_img read more

TD Banknorth buys Hudson United

first_imgHudson United Bancorp and TD Banknorth Inc. Shareholders Approve MergerOver 98% of Votes Cast In Favor of Transaction by Hudson United ShareholdersPORTLAND, Maine (January 11, 2006) TD Banknorth Inc. (NYSE: BNK) shareholders voted at a special meeting today to approve the acquisition of Hudson United Bancorp (NYSE: HU). More than 99% of the votes cast were voted in favor of the transaction. In a separate meeting held in Mahwah, New Jersey, the shareholders of Hudson United Bancorp also voted heavily in favor of sale to TD Banknorth. Over 98% of the votes cast by Hudson United shareholders were in favor of the transaction.Pending approval by the Federal Reserve, the transaction is expected to close later in the first quarter of 2006.This acquisition is in keeping with our growth strategy into the mid-Atlantic region. Were excited about expanding our franchise in both Connecticut and eastern New York, and gaining a new presence in the fast-growing New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, said William J. Ryan, TD Banknorths Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. We look forward to welcoming Hudson United into the TD Banknorth family and to offering our new customers a broader array of products and services.We are excited about joining TD Banknorth, said Kenneth Neilson, Hudson Uniteds Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. This transaction rewards our shareholders while maintaining our focus on local community banking.On a pro forma basis, the transaction creates a regional financial services company with approximately 590 branches, 751 ATMs and over $26 billion in deposits across eight northeastern states.About TD Banknorth Inc.TD Banknorth Inc. is a leading banking and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Maine and a majority-owned subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group. At September 30, 2005, TD Banknorth had $31.8 billion of total consolidated assets and provided financial services to over 1.3 million households in the Northeast. TD Banknorth’s banking subsidiary, TD Banknorth, N.A., operates banking divisions in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and upstate New York. TD Banknorth and TD Banknorth, N.A. also operate subsidiaries and divisions in insurance, wealth management, merchant services, mortgage banking, government banking and other financial services and offer investment products in association with PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc. The TD Banknorth common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BNK”. For more information, visit http://www.tdbanknorth.com(link is external).About Hudson United BancorpHudson United Bancorp is the multi-state bank holding company for Hudson United Bank, which has 204 offices in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Hudson United Bancorp’s subsidiaries offer a full array of innovative products and services to commercial and retail accounts, including imaged checking accounts, 24-hour telephone and internet banking, loans by phone, alternative investment products, insurance products, private label credit programs and a wide variety of commercial loans and services including asset based loans, SBA loans, international services, merchant services and cash management services. Wealth management services are also provided to individuals and businesses. Public sector products and services are provided to local and state governments, municipalities, educational institutions, civic and not-for-profit organizations. Visit our website at www.hudsonunitedbank.com(link is external)last_img read more

Supporting our credit union community

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Beth Cutler Beth Cutler is the Community Relations Director for CUNA Mutual Group and the Foundation Leader for the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation. Contact her at [email protected] Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Details As 2017 comes to a close and we prepare to spend time with family and friends over the holiday season, it’s fitting to talk about giving back – to get out and make a difference in our communities.In fact, one of the more satisfying elements of my role is seeing my colleagues do just that, year-round. The credit union movement stands apart from the many others in the financial services industry through our genuine commitment to helping the communities we serve.But this year, let us not forget the other community that needs our support – the one I’m so proud to be a part of: our credit union community. There are still credit union people struggling to recover from the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas. And, let’s not forget about those in California who continue to suffer through a series of catastrophic wildfires.One way to directly help is to donate to CUAid, the National Credit Union Foundation’s disaster relief fund. Every penny raised goes to support credit union employees and volunteers in areas affected by natural disasters. And the CUNA Mutual Foundation has pledged to match all new donations, up to $100,000, now until December 31, 2017.Credit unions can also help raise awareness of CUAid and encourage donations with these social media banner images.In times of crisis, we have always come together, rallying as a cooperative movement to support a common cause. We may belong to Credit Union X or Credit Union Y, but we all know it’s not the name above the door that makes a difference; it’s the people walking through it – from member to teller, branch manager to CEO.So let us make a difference now for our friends and colleagues who need us. Let us demonstrate that our founding principle of ‘People Helping People’ is as true today as it ever has been, and that while the news cameras may have moved on, we have not.last_img read more

Why the front bench seat disappeared from cars and may be staged for a comeback in EVs

first_imgIt is possible bench seats could come back, thanks in part to cars that are either electric or autonomous cars.At one point in American automotive history, just about all cars had bench seats — they inherited the feature from horse-drawn carriages. Bench seats were perfect for squeezing several passengers in a car, and were great for watching the drive-in movies that became popular in post-War America.However, American automakers soon found themselves scrambling to meet demand for smaller sportier cars with bucket seats that could compete with the European cars American soldiers had seen during World War II.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The words “classic American car” might conjure memories of massive sedans, flourishes like tailfins, big engines and in many cases bench seats.The front bench seat was once a standard feature of American cars, but over time it disappeared, in part due to changing tastes and safety regulations. Its disappearance actually says a lot about automotive history.- Advertisement – Today there are few vehicles that have bench seats in the front, and they are almost entirely trucks and full size SUVs.Changes in technology are reopening the door to bench seats, and they have been spotted on some electric and autonomous concept designs. Some autonomous vehicle designs even suggest seating passengers around a table in the center of the car.Should that happen, millions of Americans might once find it possible to cuddle up in a car and watch a movie — just as so many did in the 1950s. The Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang were two of these legendary American answers to European cars.A push toward safer vehicles in the 1970’s also hurt the case for the bench seat. Automakers wanted to be able to install automatic seatbelts and airbags in cars and had a hard time making them for the center seat on the bench.Over time, carmakers crammed more stuff into the center console of the car between the two bucket seats — everything from music players to climate controls and gear shifters. Consumers grew accustomed to the amenities.- Advertisement –last_img read more

flydubai included Dubrovnik in the seasonal flight schedule

first_imgflydubai, an airline based in Dubai, has included Dubrovnik on its seasonal flight schedule for 2018, making flydubai the first airline to have direct flights from the United Arab Emirates to Dubrovnik.Dubrovik will thus be connected directly with the UEA from April 10 to October 25, 2018, up to four times a week. With this, flydubai will increase its European network for next summer to 22 destinations, which includes 11 destinations in Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, then two destinations in Ukraine and a new seasonal line in Croatia.Supported by the delivery of new aircraft in 2017, flydubai continues to expand its network connecting more than 100 destinations in 45 countries with more than 1.700 weekly flights.last_img read more

LIPI begins clinical trials of new herbal medicines for COVID-19 patients

first_imgThe Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has begun clinical trials of two new herbal medicines intended to boost the immune systems of COVID-19 patients.Head of LIPI, Laksana Tri Handoko, said both medicines were immunomodulator drugs, which is a type of medication that stimulates or suppresses the components of the immune system including both innate and adaptive immune responses.”The first medicine was made from Cordyceps militaris fungus, while the second was made from ginger, gripeweed, creat or green chireta and Ngai camphor or sambong,” Handoko said in a statement on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com. Cordyceps militaris is a fungus commonly found in the Himalayas and Tibet, but the fungus has been successfully cultivated and produced in Indonesia. Handoko explained that the fungus was widely used in herbal medicines in China, Korea and Tibet.He said the clinical trials would be conducted on 90 COVID-19 patients treated at the Athletes Village COVID-19 hospital in Central Jakarta. The trial will be conducted in cooperation with the Health Ministry, the Association of Indonesian Doctors for the Development of Traditional and Herbal Medicine (PDPOTJI), The Indonesian Society of Respirology (PDPI), The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM), and doctors at the Athletes Village hospital.According to Handoko, it will be the first clinical trial of COVID-19 herbal medicines in the country.  “This clinical trial is a milestone in the development of medicines and supplements in Indonesia. If this trial succeeds, the medicines could potentially be the country’s next prime export products.”A researcher from LIPI’s Biotechnology Research Center, Masteria Yunovilsa Putra said the medicines were not only intended to help COVID-19 patients to recover but also to prevent people from contracting the disease, especially those who were categorized as people under surveillance (ODP) and patients under surveillance (PDP).”LIPI started researching the medicines in March by examining our country’s herbal commodities that have immunomodulatory properties,” Masteria said, adding that Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and pharmaceutical company Kalbe Farma also helped with the initial research.Masteria said the initial results and analysis from the clinical trial were expected to come out in July.  “If the medicines pass the clinical trials, we hope we can easily find the raw materials in the country,” he said. (nal) Topics :last_img read more

Chile hospitals ensure patients do not die alone despite pandemic

first_img‘Gratitude’ “We were afraid before we got into this for several reasons: facing death, the fear of infection and an illness that had nothing to do with what we’re used to,” said Lopez, 44, as medical personnel behind her took care of the body of a man who had just died.”But the most amazing thing, which got us through it, has been the gratitude,” added the mother of three.”Such positive feedback from families, those that could come and those that sensed the patient went calmly.”Those who benefited from the unit had to abide by strict protocols and wear protective clothing.Meanwhile, the unit’s team — mostly women — have built a bond, crying together and overcoming the fear of infection through the satisfaction of passing on music, audio messages and the affection of loved ones. More than half were visited by family members and others died after a video call with those close to them.Lopez carries around a tablet with which she can pass on audio or video messages like “thank you daddy for everything, rest now,” or “dear grandad, listen to this song you love so much.”The unit is in a ward with windows that allow in natural light and the murmur of nature. It was set up amidst the panic of soaring coronavirus cases.Both Ojeda and Lopez say that after hearing about the coronavirus patients dying alone in Europe and China, the hospital management made a priority of providing staff specialized in easing pain and terminal patients.”The last week of June was the peak week, our ward was constantly full,” said a tearful Ojeda, 37.”Every death is unique and is a different experience.” Topics : This hospital has been one of the most affected in a country where more than 9,000 people have died with COVID-19 and which has seen over 340,000 cases amongst the 18 million population.For two months now, the intense work routine has pushed Ojeda and her colleague Moyra Lopez to their limits.”Before the pandemic we were used to patients dying but in their homes, surrounded by their families — very different deaths to what we are seeing with COVID,” said Lopez.Around 60 people have died in the unit set up in the Barros Luco hospital where the two doctors work.center_img ‘Patients always react’ Lopez approaches “Don Manuel” with a message from his son.They were “words of gratitude but also encouragement to rest in peace,” said Lopez, who added that it’s important not to stress patients in their final days with messages of false hope.This man’s life seems about to ebb away but just as Lopez plays the message, he moves his head and makes a noise, although without opening his eyes.”Patients, even those in a deep coma, always react; they breathe quicker, their pulse accelerates, they move; hence it confirms that hearing is the last sense that you lose before dying,” said Lopez.Part of the job sometimes involves searching for music on YouTube to play to a patient because a family member said they liked it.Two weeks ago, 94-year-old patient Enrique Boudon, who was suffering from a pneumonia brought on by COVID-19, continued to fight on despite his 10 children having already said their goodbyes.His granddaughter called the unit and told them he used to be a trumpet player in Chile’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a jazz fan.”We looked on the tablet, put Miles Davis on the speaker and automatically he moved his hands as if conducting an orchestra. It was very moving. Two hours later he died,” said Lopez. All over the world, people are dying alone as relatives are barred from visiting them in hospital for fear of catching and spreading the coronavirus. But not in Chile.Here, special units have been set up where family members and loved ones are able to say their goodbyes even inside public hospitals where the virus is rife.”Everyone leaves behind a family and we tried to get to know every person in the time we had,” Natalia Ojeda, a doctor specializing in palliative care at the Barros Luco hospital in Santiago, told AFP.last_img read more

Lambert focused on team issues

first_img Press Association Lambert, who took over at Villa Park two years ago, will be trying to avoid a repeat of this year’s disappointing 15th-place finish while chairman Randy Lerner searches for a buyer after putting the club up for sale last week. The two men have since met in New York to devise a short-to-medium term strategy and Lambert has come out of those discussions ready to get straight back to work. Meanwhile, striker Nicklas Helenius looks set to leave the club after just one season at Villa Park. Following his move from AaB on a three-year deal last summer, the 23-year-old Denmark international has made just six appearances – none of which were starts – for the midlands outfit in all competitions and scored one goal. His representative Mads Bach Lund said on Twitter on Monday: “Villa are not counting on Nicklas Helenius as a part of the squad next season. “Pity, but we are looking forward instead of backwards. “He did his very best, but many reasons behind this. But great experience and development, he is a stronger player now!” “As everybody is aware, I met with the chairman along with Paul (chief executive Paul Faulkner) and I’m determined to get on with the job of managing Aston Villa,” the manager told the club’s official website. “These circumstances are extremely challenging as the club is for sale and as far as I know there is nothing imminent in terms of new ownership, but we’re going to roll up our sleeves, prepare for the battle ahead and do our best by the club. “The squad requires strengthening, that’s self-evident, and it won’t be easy within the current circumstances. But we’ll look to identify players of proven quality to bring in and get ready for the start of the new season.” Lambert added: “I’m determined to give it everything I have, the players will do the same and it is our collective strength as a club which, ultimately, will see us through.” Former Villa striker Dwight Yorke, who played for the club between 1989 and 1998, has expressed his sadness at their recent struggles and hopes they will be back among the country’s elite soon. Speaking at a golf day at Close House Golf Club to raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, the 42-year-old said: “If I could buy Villa, I would buy Villa, because I think it’s absolutely a top club. “It’s a shame where it is. In my time there and before my time it was always a top-four, top-five club in the country, but for some reason they have lost their way and Paul Lambert has had a very difficult time there. Three years in a row we’ve just been trying to survive, and Villa deserve much better than that. “We all hope for the best for Villa and if a new owner comes in he will get the money in and certainly get Villa back to where they belong, which is in the top five.” Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has vowed to make sure off-field issues have no impact on him or the team as he prepares for the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League season.last_img read more

Blessing Okagbare  -A Record-Breaking Surge

first_imgBlessing Okagbare has had ups and downs on the track. From winning a silver medal at the 2012 Beijing Olympics, to silver and bronze medals at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, to coming last in the same competition in Beijing two years later and to her row with eggheads of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. Last Saturday, the University of Texas, El Paso, graduate was in the news but for the right reason – she broke the 22 -years -old 200 metres African record. Will this feat be a motivation for the Sapele-born athlete? Kunle Adewale reportsW hen in 1996 in Switzerland, the then Nigerian queen of the track, Mary Onyali, set a new African 200 metres record with a time of 22.07seconds, not many would have thought it would take over two decades for the record to be erased.However, last Saturday, Blessing Okagbare threw Onyali’s record into the dustbin as she started her outdoor season with an impressive 22.04s in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, United States.Aside from becoming the new African record holder, Okagbare’s winning time also becomes the new national record in the women’s 200m. Her previous personal best in the event of 22.23s was set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.With her latest exploit, it means that Okagbare now holds the Nigerian records in the women’s 100m (10.79s) and 200m. The Wes Kittley Invitational was her first competition of the season.Former Nigerian Queen of the track, MaryOnyali-Omagbemi has congratulated Okagbare-Ighoteguonor for breaking her African record.“My 200m African record went to my little sister yesterday. Congrats Ble-Ble Baby! Now we are back on track!! Thanks for keeping this in the family Kitty; while we hunt for the other one! Stay tuned,” Onyali gushed with enthusiasm at the feat of Okagbare.With this new form, it is going to be difficult for the Delta-born sprinter to avoid defending the double sprint medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago.The former Team Nigeria captain had earlier signified her intention to race only in the 4x100m relay at the Games scheduled to hold in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15. She remains the favourite for both the 100m and 200m gold medals at the Games.The apex socio-cultural umbrella of Urhobo people, Urhobo Progress Union, has also saluted sprinter Okagbare for breaking Onyali’s  22-year-old 200m African recordIn a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Abel Oshevire, the union urged Nigerian youths, particularly those from Niger Delta to emulate Okagbare.Since the Beijing Olympics in China, the country’s hope for a medal at major international competitions is largely dependent on Okagbare. With a silver Olympics medals in Beijing, another silver and a bronze medal respectively at the 2013 World Athletics Championship, it seems Okagbare is fast passing her peak after failing to qualify for the semifinals of the women’s’ 100 meters at the 2017 World Athletics Championship in London.She had similarly failed to make the final of the event at the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Delta lady’s late surge in form that saw her running a sub-11 (10.99) leading to the competition had raised the hope of a miracle happening to wipe the memory of her eighth position at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 games.However, her recent new African record in the 200m may be the motivating factor to reignite her form.In 2015, Okagbare had a battle with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, after accusing the board of killing Nigerian athletics by recruiting foreign athletes, something which the then AFN Chairman, Solomon Ogba, described as unfortunate.“Inasmuch as I don’t want to join issues with her, I want Blessing to know that she is becoming too self-centered. Her major interest is money all the time and it is not good for an athlete of her status,” Ogba replied.She had accused the AFN leadership of paying more attention to recruited foreign athletes, who, according to her, were not better than home grown talents.Okagbare was born in Sapele, Delta State and given her athletic physique; teachers and family encouraged her to take up sports. Initially, she played football as a teenager at her high school and later, in 2004, she began to take an interest in track and field. She participated in a number of disciplines early on, competing in the long jump, high jump and triple jump events at the Nigerian school championships and winning a medal in each.On the senior national stage, she was a triple jump bronze medalist at the 2004 National Sports Festival. He first international event came at the 2006 Athletics World Championship, where she performed in the qualifying rounds of both the long and triple jump competitions.In May 2007, at the All-Africa Games trials in Lagos, she established a Nigerian record of 14.13 metres in the triple jump, record that had since been beaten by Chinonye Ohadugha.  At the 2007 All-Africa Games, she won the silver medal in the long jump and finished fourth in the triple jump.Okagbare won the Nigerian 100m title in 2010, running a time of 11.04 seconds, after opting out of the long jump in order to save herself for the upcoming African championships. At the African Championships in the same year, she won gold in the long jump and also won gold in the 100m distance with a run of 11.03 flat. She won her third gold at the end of the championship as part of the Nigerian 4×100 m women’s relay team.In 2011, Okagbare continued to build on her earlier endeavours by establishing herself as a 100m runner. At the 2011 World Championship in Daegu, Okagbare placed fifth in the 100m final with a run of 11.12s. However, she did not make it to the final of the long jump as her best jump of 6.36m was not enough to get her out of her qualifying group. She concluded her 2011 season by winning three medals at the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.At London 2012, Okagbare participated in her second Olympic Games. Going into the Olympics, she had run a number of good 100m races and there was much anticipation and hope of a medal. However, the 2012 Olympics were not as successful for Okagbare as 2008. She established a new personal best of 10.92s in the 100m semi-final but placed eighth in the final with a run of 11.01s.Meanwhile, at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, Okagbare won the silver medal in the long jump. Her jump of 6.99m put her in second place behind Brittney Reese of the United States by only two centimetres. In the 100m final, she placed sixth with a run of 11.04s and also placed third in the 200m race.She had a disappointing show at 2016 Rio Olympics as she finished without a single medal. She never made it to the final but was ranked 3rd in 100m semifinal finishing at 11.09s and ranked 8th with her teammates in the final of 4 × 100m relay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

COMMENT: Let us welcome Sports Broadcast to Ugandan football

first_imgRole-4 BroadcastThere is need for the mass media channels to broadcast the signal to the intended recipients. Radios, Internet (Streaming) and Television are the commonly used channels.Role-5 Marketing and SalesTaking football for the fans to watch on Television or listen to on radio does not make commercial value to the product chain until commercial partners that pay are brought on board. It is therefore paramount that marketing and sales efforts must be put in place like any other business to get the money. Professionals must be recruited to play this roleRole-6: The Consumers RoleBecause of the popularity of football, many companies would love to position their brand and sales messages to the football fans consuming football off the media. Most times the fans pay subscription fees for the access to football channels. This is the source of money to football that is used to pay all value addition entities along the product production chain and also pay FUFA, the Clubs and Players to reinvest into making a better productThe Current TrendsThe old school football persons still don’t understand that every player in the product chain must be paid. Many people are stuck in the era of volunteers who did not have the expertise to make money.CAF and its Members sold the television rights of the CAF Competitions and Events to French Company called “Lagardere”. This company does not own any TV Channel nor any Camera but has turned around CAF & Its Members Revenues tenfold.Let us welcome Sports Broadcasting, an indigenous Ugandan Company that has the vision to put Ugandan Sport to the living rooms of Ugandans. They don’t have to own a channel when Bukedde, UBC, NTV, NBS, BBS are in the business of Channels. Is it not that simple?***Magogo is the President of FUFA***Share on: WhatsApp The recently signed deal between UPL and Sports Boradcasting LtdKampala, Uganda | MOSES MAGOGO | COMMENT | My experience is that leadership is about seeing tomorrow from the position of today. Humanity naturally resists change and introducing new ideas definitely meets a lot of resistance of moving from the comfort zone. It is also true that you cannot achieve what you have failed to achieve over years using the same means.When I first said that Football today needs people to provide the brains more than the money, I was quoted out context, ridiculed and my comments were politicized to mean to target certain individuals. As a leader I had seen what tomorrow can bring and here we are.I am very proud that today many voices have joined my call and belief that Ugandan Football can generate its own money if brains are put to useHowever, in the days of liberalized media and the advent of Social Media where everyone has direct access to masses without control of quality of content, a new challenge has emerged of a few individuals positioning themselves to claim to understand what they have no idea about.I am an Engineer and I can never criticize nor challenge a surgeon. This is what professionalism calls for. Many pundits and bloggers with the experience of watching television football have become experts of Broadcasting Business. I have found it prudent to share my one cent of understanding;Football eMedia Business is a huge industry that is employing many people and making profits for those involved. It is a new thing in Uganda and definitely not many people understand the conceptThere are 6 Roles involved to make the business a going concernRole-1: Rights OwnersFUFA, Clubs and the Athletes create the sport of football that is loved and followed by many people. The modern game now demands lots of monies to identify, nurture, prepare and present players or teams that entertain fans. Therefore the owners of the sport have the treasure of the ownership of a product (Media Rights) that can be sold to masses. Therefore Role-1 is to allow other parties to record the proceedings of the matches.Role-2: ProductionUsing Media (Television, Radio and Internet), proceedings of a match are brought to the fans wherever they may be. Rights are useless if not commercialized. Role-2 is played by the Production team that uses the Cameras, and related equipment to capture the proceedings of the matches in textual, pictorial, audio and video formats. It is at this point that football has become what is called a signal.Role-3 TransmissionThe signal that is created at the match venues has no commercial value if not transmitted for the access of the fans. Transmitting a signal from one part of the world or country to the other takes it through several hands. There is a whole engineering of transmission that will ensure quality and timely reception of the signal is achieved. This is when High-Definition, Digital and Satellite terminologies come into play.last_img read more