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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

 

105 AGED CYCLIST SETS UP A NEW RECORD

  By Kiyimba Bruno kiyimba.bruno@gmail.com Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in an hourr. This gentleman is a French cyclist who managed 22.547km (14 miles) at the national velodrome, taking the top spot in a new category – for riders over 105. Mr Marchand already holds the record for those aged over 100 – 26.927km – set in 2012. He “could have done better”, he says, but missed a sign showing 10 minutes to go. “My legs didn’t hurt,”Read More


HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MORNING AFTER PILLS? & WHAT ARE THEIR SIDE EFFECTS?

Morning after pills, also known as Emergency Contraceptive pills (ECPs), are hormone based drugs which help to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. They contain a progestin alone, or a progestin and an estrogen together which are hormones like the natural hormones progesterone and estrogen in a woman’s body. They work primarily by preventing or delaying the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) which would otherwise be fertilized leading to pregnancy. They do not work if a woman is already pregnant. They should be taken immediately as soon asRead More


KCCA in Landmark 3.6 Billion Sponsorship

By Kiyimba Bruno kiyimba.bruno@gmail.com This morning Kampala City Coucil Football Club [KCCAFC] has landed into a heavy package of renaming its stadium as well as renewing the contract they have with star times. the contract that has been renewed for 3 years comes with a heavy package from star times worth 3.6 billion which is intended to cater for the construction of the stadium as well as renaming it from Phillip Omondi to Star times stadium. Accroding to mr Moses Tamale, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO]of the club they areRead More


UGX 268B Spent on Non-Budgeted Items – Auditor General

The Auditor General, John F.S Muwanga today presented the Auditor General’s Report for the period ending 31st December 2016 to the Speaker. While handing over the report to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, the Auditor General John Muwanga said Uganda’s domestic debt had increased by Shs 446 billion from Shs11.6 trillion by June 2016 to slightly over Shs12 trillion. The Auditor General’s Report highlighted key issues such as high interest rates for domestic borrowing over the last 4 years. The audits revealed a reduction in ghost employees, quicker access to payrollsRead More


Evra linked to Old Trafford return in Janaury

Juventus defender Patrice Evra has been strongly linked with a move back to Manchester United.  The 35-year-old spent eight years at Old Trafford from 2006-2014 and the Manchester Evening News claims that the Frenchman could be in line for a sensational return. Another former United player Rio Ferdinand has also added fuel to the fire by posting on Instagram “hearing through social media u coming home bro, talk to me”. Add to this the fact that the players agent Federico Pastorello has been quoted in a recent interview declaring that;Read More


Kasese Leaders successfully petition the I.C.C Over Kasese Clashes

MP’s from Kasese reveal that they have successfully petitioned the I.C.C over the recent clashes in the region. At a press conference, held today Wednesday, Kasese district legislators say the International Criminal Court (ICC) has indicated willingness to look into their December 23rd, 2016 petition over last year’s Kasese clashes that that left over 60 people dead and several others arrested. The International Criminal Court will now consider a petition by Kasese district leaders in regard to the November 2016 clashes between government forces and supporters of the Rwenzururu kingdomRead More


Police say they are Unaware of any Rebel Recruitment in Masaka

Police in Masaka say they are unaware of any rebel recruitment in the area. Recently, speaking at the gathering of the UPDF’s annual end of year celebrations at the brigade barracks, Ssemwanga told his audience that they had obtained intelligence reports about a group of people going around the sub region, meeting and registering youths with intentions of recruiting them into suspected rebel outfits. “Security intelligence organs are currently monitoring these suspicious activities and are yet to come up with a comprehensive report about them. We are yet to shareRead More