0Shares0000KCB players celebrate a goal during a past national Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo GroundsNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – The race to earn Kenyan Premier League promotion heats up this weekend with Western Stima, Nairobi Stima and KCB take to the field seeking not to drop points in the National Super League.The field is open for the top six teams but focus is on KCB who have tried to return to the top flight football for the first time since 2015 when they were relegated. The Bankers sit in third place, two behind second placed Nairobi Stima and 10 behind log leaders Western Stima who have played a game more than KCB.Next fixture for KCB will be against former KPL side Nairobi City Stars scheduled to be hosted at the Camp Toyoyo grounds on Saturday.The season has been full of ups and downs with the team nearly breaking into a trend of very nervy games where they just scraped through at the end.The ultimately sacking of head coach John Kamau has seen the Bankers play just one game under Elvis Ayany in which they held on to a 2-1 win against Kenya Police.Ayany is looking to improve on the last quarter hour of the game and look to do so against their next opponents, Nairobi City Stars.The Stars are 12 points behind KCB having played the same amount of games (31). As the season comes to the latter stages, the Bankers really have to take advantage of their situation so as to allow a smoother path to the KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye BacchuThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will again interrogate former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu on Monday as he skipped the last quizzing on 9 May in connection with a case over embezzlement of the huge amount of money from the bank.Earlier, deputy director of the commission Shamsul Alam served a notice on him to be present to face the interrogation in connection with the embezzlement of a huge amount of money from the bank.ACC fixed the new date for interrogating BASIC Bank’s former chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu as he skipped the interrogation on pretext of ailment, ACC’s public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.He added that Bacchu submitted an application seeking two-month time on the ground of illness but ACC only allowed a week.The central bank sent a report on the scam to the ACC on 14 July 2014 about the detail of embezzlement and found Bacchu’s illegal influence in all the activities of the bank.According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 45 billion was swindled out from Basic Bank during six years while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu was serving the bank as its chairman.He resigned from the Bank on 4 July 2014, as the finance ministry sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank to dissolve the then board of the bank on 29 May 2014.The ACC filed 56 cases with three police stations in the capital accusing more than 100 individuals, including 26 bank officials, in September of 2015 while the commission filed another five cases last year. But, Bacchu was not made accused in any of the cases.Alongside, Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu skipped the interrogation of the ACC several times in various excuses.
Imagine snapping a photo with your smartphone that you can step into. And once you’re immersed inside this 3-D photo, being able to walk around the space or fly above an open floor plan.The technology isn’t quite available at everyone’s fingertips. But some Silicon Valley heavyweights are putting big money behind one startup that’s trying to get us there.Related: Wish You Could See the World Through an Instagram Filter? Now You Can.Mountain View, Calif.-based 3-D camera maker Matterport announced a $16 million round of funding today, according to venture capital database CrunchBase. The large round, which was Matterport’s Series B, came from a number of high profile venture capital houses including DCM, AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners and Qualcomm Ventures. Other participants in the round include Lux Capital, Lux Capital, Felicis Ventures, Navitas Capital and AMD Ventures.Matterport’s Pro 3D Camera sells for $4,500 and has sensors that are able to both capture the visual look and dimensions of a space. The associated iPad application then allows a user to generate an immersive, 3-D model of the space. Once the model has been generated, any user with access through a web browser can walk through and around the space from any perspective.Related: Google’s Next Tablet Will Be Able to 3-D Map Your SurroundingsMatterport is working with Google’s Tango project and Intel’s Real Sense project, which are bringing 3-D sensors to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Beta versions of smartphones with first generation 3-D technology have been distributed to limited groups of developers and early adopters. “The future of 3D media is mobile,” says Matterport on its webpage about the partnerships.While that’s likely true, the most immediately available application of Matterport’s technology is called Showcase and it’s for the real-estate industry. Showcase allows potential renters and buyers to walk through apartment and house listings from their computers (see example here). The technology also allows users to see the apartment from a top down perspective, as if looking at a doll house.Related: Google Unveils ‘Project Tango’: A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D July 7, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free