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first_img Tags: KCCA FCMaroons FCStarTimes Uganda Premeir League KCCA have now moved three point clear at the top of the LeagueStarTimes Uganda Premier League Maroons FC 0-1 KCCA FCLuzira Prisons Grounds, LuziraSaturday, 01-11-2018LUZIRA – KCCA FC needed extra efforts to overcome Maroons FC in a closely contested encounter played in Luzira on Saturday.In a game highlighted by the performance of goalkeepers from either side, Jackson Nunda scored in the first half for the lone goal of the game.Whereas Emmanuel Akol was brilliant in goal for the Prison Wardens, he was partly to blame for the goal conceded.On the other hand, his counterpart Charles Lukwago literally won the game for KCCA FC making two fine saves in the closing minutes of the game and was later named the Pilsner Man of the match.Neither side had full control of the game but they both got chances to score albeit failed to find the cutting edge.The first attempt of the game came from Julius Poloto when he was teed up by Allan Kyambadde in the 6th minute but his strike sailed above the goal.On the other hand, Maroons FC too came close to opening the scores in the 11th minute but Rashid Agau failed to tap home from Herman Wasswa’s cross.The goal came a minute after the half hour mark when Ronald Orombi lost possession to Nunda in front of goal and the latter did no mistake to slot home.Goalkeeper Akol started a short goal kick to Orombi who fumbled with the ball and Nunda punished them slotting home into the bottom right corner.Upon resumption, Mike Mutebi called for a double change introducing Muwadda Mawejje for Poloto who seemed to have picked an injury in the first half. Filbert Obenchan came on for Musitafa Kiiza.Maroons FC too brought on left footed midfielder Pius Obuya for Ronald Kikinyogo whose impact was instantly felt forming a great partnership with Emmanuel Oringa to dominate the midfield.Seif Batte was later thrown into the frey coming on for Wasswa and put KCCA FC back line under pressure.Patrick Kaddu who was facing his former employers would have doubled the lead for the visitors when he controlled a long ball from Muwadda inside the six yard box but keeper Akol came to the rescue of Maroons FC making a fine save.With four minutes on the clock, the hosts were unlucky not to level matters with Solomon Walusimbi’s header ricocheting off the woodwork.The rebound from Batte that was headed for goal was saved by Lukwago.In stoppage time, Batte had another chance to head home but yet again, Lukwago stood firm to deny him.Victory takes KCCA to 21 points, three ahead of Bright Stars and Vipers who are joint second.The other games on Saturday:– Express FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC– Paidah Black Angels FC 0-3 Bright Stars FCComments last_img read more

first_imgMany of the West’s greatest parks and scenic areas lie on the Colorado Plateau, a large basin covering parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.  Within its rugged acres are the Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, and numerous small parks and scenic byways.  How this vast region rose 2 kilometers high away from plate boundaries, and maintained sedimentary strata miles thick that often lie flat as a pancake for hundreds of miles, is an enigma to geologists – and it underscores the problem historical sciences have with making pronouncements about the unobservable past.    Rebecca M. Flowers (U of Colorado, Boulder) wrote about “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” in the journal Geology this month.1 How and when the Colorado Plateau attained its current mean elevation of ~2 km has puzzled scientists for nearly 150 yr.  This problem is most dramatically manifest when standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the extraordinary 1500-m-deep gorge carved into nearly horizontal sedimentary rocks that were deposited during the 500 m.y. prior to plateau uplift when the region resided near sea level.  What caused the elevation gain of this previously stable cratonic region in Cenozoic time?  Did the source of buoyancy for plateau uplift arise from the crust, lithospheric mantle, or asthenosphere, or through some combination of the three?  Why did this low-relief plateau escape significant upper crustal strain during uplift, in contrast to the Cenozoic surface deformation that is so strikingly apparent in the high-relief landscape of the surrounding Rocky Mountain, Rio Grande Rift, and Basin and Range provinces (Fig. 1)?The current issue contains two new theories, but Flowers is not convinced of either of them.  Here are a few quotes from the article indicating the degree of doubt and frustration explaining the Colorado Plateau.Although there is a first-order understanding of vertical motions in areas close to plate boundaries, there is comparatively little consensus on the causes of such motions distal from these margins.  The Colorado Plateau exemplifies this problem.Hypothesized mechanisms include partial removal of the lithospheric mantle (e.g., Spencer, 1996), chemical alteration of the lithosphere owing to volatile addition or magma extraction (e.g., Humphreys et al., 2003; Roy et al., 2004), warming of heterogeneous lithosphere (Roy et al., 2009), hot upwelling within the asthenosphere (Parsons and McCarthy, 1995; Moucha et al., 2009), and crustal thickening (McQuarrie and Chase, 2000).  It is clear that there is no shortage of mechanisms that could explain the plateau’s origin.  The core challenge is determining which mechanism, or combination of mechanisms, is indeed the cause.One question arising from these two studies is: are their conclusions compatible?The other obvious question that emerges from these efforts is both more important and far more difficult to answer.  Do the proposed models accurately describe the true origin and evolution of Colorado Plateau elevation?One reason why resolving the cause of plateau uplift is such a tough problem is that deciphering the paleoelevation of continents is extremely difficult, and the plateau’s elevation history is critically important for isolating the correct uplift mechanism.Not surprisingly, contradictory interpretations regarding the uplift history of the Colorado Plateau often arise from the diverse information yielded by the many studies in this region.The two geodynamic studies in this issue of Geology underscore the probable complexity of the plateau’s history.  They especially highlight the unlikelihood of the entire plateau undergoing a single spatially uniform phase of surface uplift, and emphasize the potential for significant geographic and temporal heterogeneity in elevation gain.  Such a history would only exacerbate the challenge of accurately reconstructing the plateau’s evolution from the geological record.The “perplexing story” is not limited to explaining this one region.  As Flowers said, if we can’t understand this plateau, we can’t explain a lot of other earth formations.  “The answers to these contentious questions are significant for understanding how deep-seated processes control the elevation change and topographic evolution of Earth’s surface.”1.  Rebecca M. Flowers, “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” (open access), Geology v. 38 no. 7, p. 671-672, doi: 10.1130/focus072010.1.They don’t tell you these things on the National Park signs.  The parks make it sound so easy.  A million years here, a few billion years there, and presto: Grand Canyon.  Remember this article next time you travel the Colorado Plateau.  They don’t have a clue after 150 years of thinking about it.  How much more time should we give the clueless before opening the doors to thinking outside the box?    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for them understanding this region is their insistence on deep time and their denial of the catastrophic power of the Flood.  They should really take some creation geology papers more seriously (06/21/2010) unless they find cluelessness somehow comforting.  Now why would that be?  Job security.(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more