Items filtered by date: Monday, 14 December 2020

Vegetables, Meats & More To Be Served At La Cabana Restaurant Xmas Fest

La Cabana Restaurant, located at Speke Apartments Wampewo, has organized a Christmas Fest where it will treat its guests to a lavish lunch with an extravagant menu on Christmas Day, 25th December 2020.

The menu suitable for both children and adults will consist of soups, breads, vegetables, meats, seafood and specially made desserts. A special buffet consisting of matooke, rice, meat, chicken, g-nut sauce, vegetables and others has been lined up for the day.

The posh restaurant has revealed that children below three years will not be charged while children between three and ten years will get a 50% discount. Early-bird guests will get a 15% discount on any booking.

This Christmas Day at La Cabana Restaurant, customers will be served cream of zucchini & carrot soup; the bakers’ baskets will have cheese & garlic bread rolls, granny crusted rolls and the chef's green counter will have grilled corn & onion, salsa char, grilled carrots, Russian salad, elbow pasta salad, apile slaw salad, grilled zucchini salad and honey & mustard glazed onion.

The chefs have planned for sizzling dishes that will have dill & parsley grilled fish fillet, chicken pizzaiola, vegetable fried noodles, sauteed Brussels with spinach, potato wedges, vegetable rice, Espagnole gravy, vegetable stew, African chapatti, matooke, g-nut sauce & assorted roots.

The craving counter will have roasted Turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted goat leg, BBQ chicken drumstick & roasted beef sirloin steak while the dips will include the creamy garlic, homemade barbecue, olive oil, dijon mustard & honey mustard dip. The dessert counter will have cinnamon grilled pineapple, seasonal fruit cuts and varieties of pastries by bake.O.logy.

La Cabana Restaurant, a multi-cuisine bar and restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines opened its doors to Ugandans in November 2017 at Speke Apartments, the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda.

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Huawei Awarded For COVID-19 Network-operations Solution

A Huawei solution to support network operation centres during the COVID-19 pandemic has won the COVID-19 Response Award at the AfricaCom Virtual Awards.

The Huawei O&M Autin grid-based operations solution won the prize, which recognises organisations and initiatives that have successfully deployed technology solutions in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Huawei was chosen as the winner from a shortlist of five initiatives on the continent.

The AfricaCom Virtual Awards acknowledge the contributions of Africa’s tech community in fields including corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, connectivity, pandemic response and building a more accessible, inclusive digital world.

Huawei developed the Autin grid-based operations solution for network operations and maintenance (O&M), using new technologies such as blockchain, grid-based transformation and the intelligentisation of operations to enable decentralised network management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 170 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria – the most populous country in Africa – are served by four main operators from around 30 000 sites nationwide. Maintaining these large infrastructures requires hundreds of field technicians and 24/7 monitoring.

Lockdown and mobility restrictions during the pandemic placed additional challenges on operators, with increased traffic and restrictions on the number of workers permitted at network operations centres (NOCs).

To address these challenges, Huawei developed the Autin grid-based Operation, which decentralises network management by empowering field technicians with digitised tools to proactively monitor network quality indicators and respond to any degradation before subscribers are affected.

The solution not only provides a contingency for operators’ NOCs – essentially working as a “portable NOC” – but expands network monitoring capability with a grid-based operation. A cloud-based, big-data digital platform is at the heart of the solution, leveraging machine-learning/AI, prediction algorithms and knowledge-based intelligent rules.

A monetary incentive mechanism linked to network quality indicators motivates the field workers to embrace this mindset change. Finally, an intelligent command centre – a “magnifier in the sky” – provides real-time visibility of network status, staff geolocation and incident-resolution tracking.

“Grid-based network operation improves prediction capability and increases the agility of operators in responding to network incidents,” said Leo Lu, Huawei’s VP Global Technical Services for Southern Africa. “Field workers shift from being passive-reactive to being proactive thanks to cloud-based technology that gives them visibility and access to a knowledge database to resolve network faults.

“Intelligent dispatching and a network quality-based incentive plan are additional mobile features that improve field workers’ wellbeing and reduce their exposure to the pandemic,” concluded Leo Lu.

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COVID19: Nigerian Singer’s Concert Wasn’t Held At Speke Resort

Management of Speke Resort Munyonyo has distanced itself from the unauthorized concert that happened over the weekend in Munyonyo, a suburb in Kampala city, Uganda capital.

Uganda Police Force has since established that the concert actually took place at Ddungu Resort, an entertainment centre that neighbours Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Resort. By Sunday evening, police said it has arrested nine people.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said those arrested included Nigerian artiste Stanley Omah Didia alias Omah Lay, artiste Temilade Openyi alias Tems and Muyiwa Awomiyi (Temilade's manager).

Others are Benjamin Kabura (event’s organizer), Ivan Ddungu, the manager of the place where the concert was held and Prim Kasana, the event manager, who contracted Omah Lay to sing at the unauthorized concert.

Also arrested are police officers L/AIP Fabiano Juma, No.51328 PC John Bosco Ocaba and No.67898 PC Paul Odongo. The suspects are detained at Katwe Police Station and are being charged with doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

“We condemn the act of some selfish individuals, who are bent on violating the directives on CONVID-19 to make money and risks the lives of many Ugandans.We appeal to members of the public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19 and follow all the SOPs,” Onyango said.

Earlier reports had indicated that the concert had happened at Speke Resort but according to Trumpet News, businessman Sudhir who owns the five-star resort was quick to distance his hotel from the illegal concert.

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