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Speke Resort Set To Host Fun Family Day

Speke Resort Munyonyo will on Sunday 23rd September, 2018, host a Family Fun Day at the Stables from 11:00 am to 6:00pm. It will be a fun packed day for all the family. Tickets for adults are available at Shs30,000 while entrance for kids is free of charge. 

The days fun activities will include cooking competitions, polo lessons, boat ride, horse riding, water slide, bouncing castle, golf putting competition among others. There will also be food and drinks counters.

The food and beverages counters will be serving pizza, sushi, grilled meat, Indian vegetables, fast foods, ice cream, cakes and desserts, cocktails, wines and spirits, beer and soda.

The event organizers are calling all budding chefs to participate in cooking competition. The cooking competition which help participants to show off their cooking skills has be divided into three age categories.

The first competition will be among kids under ten years, then those between 10 and 14 and finally adults. Lots of prizes and raffle prizes will be won on the day.  

All proceeds from the event, according to organizers will be utilized to support underprivileged paediatric cancer patients lodge. New Hope Childrens hostel, a charitable organization will be getting a lab facility with blood chemistry and full blood count machine.

New Hope Children’s hostel is a home away from home for children with cancer while they access treatment from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).

For more details about the event, please contact 0794874455/0702010017 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For ticket purchases and further inquiry call 0776005786. The event is supported by Speke Resort, The Lawns, Cafe Roma, Oryx among others.

 

IRENA Innovation Week Talks Future Renewable Energy System

Leading companies, startups and policymakers convened at the second edition of IRENA Innovation Week in Bonn on Wednesday to explore ground-breaking innovations that are driving the global energy transformation.

Remarkable cost reductions driven by technological innovation and an increasingly conducive policy environment have made renewable energy increasingly competitive with conventional fuels in many parts of the world.

In parallel, innovations such as the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, smart charging of electric-vehicles, and hydrogen power and storage are making energy systems increasingly integrated and flexible and are supporting the transition to a renewable-powered future.

Innovation is key to ensuring that all countries can benefit from low-cost renewable power and reliably integrate high shares in their power systems at a time when significant acceleration of renewable energy deployment is needed if the world is going to achieve the Paris Agreement target and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

“Renewable energy coupled with technological innovation are changing the way that energy is produced, distributed and consumed. The new global energy paradigm that is emerging is more sustainable and has greater socioeconomic benefits for an unprecedented number of people,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General.

“Innovation Week brings leaders from diverse fields together to share their vision for the energy sector of the future, and is a crucible for the innovative ideas that are moving the energy transformation forward.”

More than 400 corporate leaders, government officials and experts at the forefront of energy system innovation will discuss, debate and dissect the disruptive technologies, business practices and policies that are driving the energy revolution.

Thought leaders from the China State Grid Corporation, ENGIE, GE, NREL, IBM, Masdar, the German Energy Agency, Statnett, Toyota, Schneider Electric, ENEL, governments and regulators and many others will explore how digitalization, decentralization and end-use electrification are changing the way that we produce, trade and consume power.

A senior-level public-private roundtable will explore the transformative impacts of innovation in the energy system, and emerging startups will demonstrate their work in an innovation showcase.

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University Kicks Off Semester With Freshers Ball

One of the oldest tradition for universities world over is throwing a freshers party to welcome new students and old students from the long holidays. It is a party that officially kicks off life at University and the academic year. 

And last Saturday at Kampala Parents’ School, students at Victoria University kicked off their academic journey at the Jinja Road based University with a sumptuous freshers ball organized by students and guild leadership. 

As expected of any social event organized for young people, Victoria University freshers ball was full of dance, karaoke, singing competitions, food and cake cutting. This was made complete by a series of performances by student entertainers from Congo and South Sudan.

As one of the top universities in Uganda, Victoria University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence in the heart of the city offering fresh and an intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers thus pushing the pedagogical boundaries.

The University offers a wide range of programmes that are tailor-made for the market. It fosters and encourages innovation and creativity through research under 4 faculties of Health Sciences, Business and Management, Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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What You Need To Know About Royal Ascot Goat Races

This Saturday, 25th August, all roads lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo for the return of the much acclaimed Royal Ascot Goat Races after a six year lull. The Royal Ascot Goat Races, which was last held in 2012, was the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar.

This year’s event, according to Sheen Ruparelia, one of the organizers, will bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in. The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Many Prizes will be won by revelers.

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she said.

First ever goat races

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, held at the Speke Resort on the shores of Lake Victoria, have been an annual Kampala tradition since 1993. During those years, Kampala’s A-listers have been living a life of luxury and merry as the goats raced until it went into a sabbatical in 2012.

This probably explains the excitement surrounding the social event’s return on Saturday.      

Big on fashion

The most iconic thing about the goat races is fashion. The goat races have always been about fashion and glamour. And this year, the event will be big on fashion without diverting from the main purpose of the races, Sheena Ruparelia said.

“This day is still going to be big on fashion. We have a competition for the best dressed individuals, best hats and couple. We look forward to seeing all those beautiful outfits.

A panel of judges will be walking around with lots of great prizes. We will also have the hospitality tents and activity tents with sports games, silent disco, chill out lounges and of course the kids area.” she added.

Networking

The Royal Ascot Goat Races is a place to network, make new friends and bump into those you have not seen in a long time. Since it is a corporate event, it is a place where you can land onto a life changing opportunity or deal.

Music, drinks and a good life

The Goat Races round this time have a few interesting additions such as the silent disco, chopper rides, helicopter flyovers and fire works. Expect action packed races, competitions with big prizes to be won, food and drink outlets and a wide variety of other entertainment for both adults and children including an aerobatic display, fireworks display & evening entertainment.

Goats actually race

Sheena Rupparelia during the launch of the foat races last month at Speke Apartments said that the goat races will stay true to itself - the actual goat races - with a lot of fun and engagement.

The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. You can bet on which goat will win a race and win cash and other prizes. 

Giving back to community

Over the years, a percentage of the proceeds from The Royal Ascot Goat Races has been distributed to benefit a section of the underprivileged community. And this year, continuing with their social responsibility tradition, The Royal Ascot Goat Races will once again give back to society, with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme being this year’s beneficiaries, Naiya Rajiv, one of the organizers said.

Under the Totos Tag Rugby programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend. Toto’s Tag Rugby has been instrumental in rugby development in the country. Many of the national team players have gone through this programme.

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