Friday, May 24, 2019

Wikipedia article of the day for May 25, 2019 Crawford expedition

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 25, 2019 is Crawford expedition.
The Crawford expedition was a campaign on the western front of the American Revolutionary War, and one of the final operations of the conflict. Led by Colonel William Crawford (pictured), the campaign began May 25, 1782. Its goal was to destroy American Indian towns along the Sandusky River in the Ohio Country, with the hope of ending attacks on American settlers. The expedition was one in a long series of raids that both sides had conducted against enemy settlements throughout the war. Crawford led about 500 volunteer militiamen, mostly from Pennsylvania. The Indians and their British allies from Detroit gathered a force and surrounded the Americans. Seventy were killed, including Crawford, who was tortured and executed, probably in retaliation for the Gnadenhutten massacre two months earlier. Indian and British losses were minimal, and the rest of the Americans escaped and found their way back to Pennsylvania.

ENERGY: Oil report for May 24, 2019



The Silver Lining Of An Oil Price Crash

By OILPRICE.COM

Oil rebounded on Friday but it was not enough to erase the roughly 7 percent meltdown seen on Thursday. The trade war is starting to become a top concern to global equity and commodity markets. As of mid-day, WTI was trading above $58 per barrel and Brent moved above $67, somewhat mitigating what has otherwise been a dismal week. On the upside, the plunge in prices and the renewed bearishness undercuts the rationale for OPEC+ to increase production. “It is reasonable to doubt whether Saudi Arabia will be willing to step up its output given the latest decline in prices,” analysts at Commerzbank said. “We therefore expect to see higher oil prices again in the near future.”

Chinese demand takes a hit. Demand for fuels in China is showing weakness, with teapot refineries seeing inventories building up. Gasoline inventories in Shandong province have surged to their highest level since 2011, according to Bloomberg. The refiners are losing $8 on every barrel they produce. “It’s all because of very sluggish downstream demand, especially on the gasoline side,” Gao Jian, an oil analyst at Zhao Jin Futures, told Bloomberg. Refiners are starting to cut run rates.

U.S. threatens sanctions on Venezuelan jet fuel. In a bid to tighten the screws further, the U.S. told several European trading houses to stop selling Venezuela jet fuel or else they will face sanctions.

China signals rare earths cut off to U.S. Chinese President Xi Jingping took a trip to a rare earths plant during a domestic tour this week, which analysts took as a signal that the government is considering using its rare earths export as a weapon in its trade war with the United States. China accounted for about 71 percent of mined rare earth elements last year, and an even higher ratio of processed rare earths, according toReuters. The U.S. relies on China for 80 percent of its imports. However, any cut off would be detrimental to China as well.

U.S. manufacturing activity weak. U.S. manufacturing growth fell to its lowest reading in nearly a decade, a sign that the trade war may be impacting the economy. IHS Markit said its Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declined to 50.6 in May, the lowest level since September 2009. Anything below 50 is an outright contraction. Separately, in a speech this week, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned about rising corporate debt.

Total looks to sell stake in Kashagan. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) is hoping to sell part of its stake in the Kashagan oil field, the massive field in Kazakhstan. Total has a 16.8 percent stake and is looking to raise $4 billion by selling a third of its position. Kashagan was the world’s most expensive oil project.

Talos Energy eyes Anadarko’s offshore assets. Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) isinterested in buying some of Anadarko Petroleum’s (NYSE: APC) deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell starts up Appomattox platform. Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) started up its Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of schedule. The project is the only major platform expected to come online in the Gulf this year. It is expected to produce 175,000 bpd.

Russian oil contamination not over. Russia tried to quickly resolve the oil contamination problem through its Druzhba pipeline but hit a setback this week. French oil company Total SA (NYSE: TOT) saw its Leuna refinery damaged, and reportssuggest it may have been linked to receiving contaminated oil. The largest-ever outage to hit Russia may continue.

Oil volatility set to jump. Despite the series of supply outages and the prospect of an escalating trade war, oil price volatility had been rather subdued this year. That is, until this week. A new report predicts that the oil market is in for a “bumpy ride” in the second half of the year.

BP to look at frontier exploration. After several years of pursuing more cautious tie-back projects offshore, BP (NYSE: BP) said that it was considering more ambitious frontier exploration. It’s a sign that the oil majors are willing to take on greater risk once again, after several years of stepping back.

Pipeline protestors push back. Texas became the latest state to pass draconian punishments for protestors interrupting oil and gas pipeline construction, measures intended to prevent a repeat of the Dakota Access protests. However, the laws are now facing litigation.

U.S. gearing up to sanction Nord Stream 2. Bipartisan momentum is building for sanctions on companies that help build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The U.S. views the pipeline as a geostrategic threat, hooking Europe on Russian gas. But it would also impact U.S. LNG exporters, adding an extra impetus to lawmakers to try to halt the pipeline.

Norway’s oil output falls to a three-decade low. Norway’s oil production fell to 1.38 mb/d in April, down from 1.531 mb/d a year ago.

Energy storage in U.S. to double. U.S. energy storage capacity is expected to doublethis year to 712 megawatts, up from 376 MW last year.

Pioneer slashes 25 percent of its workforce. Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) announced that it was laying off 25 percent of its workforce, a move that could save it $100 million.

Saudi Arabia to buy U.S. LNG. Saudi Aramco agreed to buy LNG from Sempra Energy’s (NYSE: SRE) Port Arthur LNG project. Aramco may also take a 25 percent stake in the project. The deal is a dramatic role reversal, with the U.S. sending energy to Saudi Arabia, rather than the other way around.

Texas ranch sells for $450 million. Bloomberg reports on how a remote Texas ranch is set to be sold for $450 million, all because of the land’s water resources. Permian drillers are desperate for water, and industry spending on water is set to jump from $11 billion last year to $18 billion by 2021.

Middle East oil suffers discount from IMO rules. Looming IMO rules on sulfur fuels could push Middle East oil to a heavy discount. Dubai crude could fall to an $8-per-barrel discount to Brent, deeper than the current $4 discount, according to Citi. High-sulfur fuels will fall out of favor when the shipping rules take effect at the start of 2020.



















Oil Market Breakdown:

• The Oil Price Tug Of War




Inside Intelligence:

• Global Intelligence Report - 22nd May 2019




Executive Report:

• The Top Contender For Oil And Gas Country Of The Year




Industry Outlook:

• The Trade War Is Transforming Oil Markets




Numbers Report:

• Global Oil Markets Bullish Despite Bearish Inventory Data


Libyan Oil Industry Stable Despite ISIS Return
Libya’s estimate for its April oil revenues came in as one of its best in a long time, suggesting that the stalemate between the GNA and LNA is yet to impact oil production. It’s not all good news for Libya though, as ISIS is now taking advantage of the security vacuum that has been created by Haftar’s forces focusing on Tripoli.

Regarding oil revenues, the NOC reported $1.87 billion for April due to a rise in global crude oil prices and a busy loading scheduled at the end of March. This loading schedule resulted in cargo receipts both arriving and clearing in April’s revenue statement. The NOC reported a monthly increase of approximately $340 million (+22%).



Regarding security, the market should be concerned about ISIS, which launched an attack on Saturday at a checkpoint manned by Haftar’s LNA forces near a major oilfield in the south of the country. The oilfield – Zellah - is only 20 kilometers from the checkpoint in question, and is a clear signal of an intended move on the field. In the attack, our sources on the ground say that two LNA checkpoint guards were beheaded, and six others kidnapped.

The oilfield is owned by the Zueitina oil company.

In terms of the conflict for Tripoli, there are indications that it will be a lengthy one given external meddling. Most recently, that appears to have resulted in a shipment of weapons from Turkey for the GNA to fight back Haftar’s forces. This has led to a significant escalation in fighting as of Tuesday.

But let’s put this into perspective in terms of who controls what: Even if this is a protracted battle, it is still in Haftar’s favor:



Investors Should Be Monitoring Argentina’s Upcoming Elections

Argentina is preparing to export its first LNG cargo for a new floating facility and to become the kingpin of a global lithium cartel, but elections are coming up in October and the pro-market Macri - the Western investor’s poster child for Latin America - may or may not survive politically.

The specter of Cristina Fernandez Kirchner is still haunting the political corridors of Buenos Aires, and despite the fact that she faces trial for corruption and embezzlement (a trial that started on Tuesday), she’s still gunning for the presidency. Over the weekend, Kirchner announced her candidacy as vice-president, running with presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez, who is a former Kirchner-era politician.

Our high-level sources on the ground - with access across the political sphere - say Kirchner’s move was entirely unexpected given the high-level of negative sentiment against her. Becoming the vice-president for Fernandez would be her way of controlling the presidency without directly running, and she may even have offered Fernandez a deal that would see him resign if he won and step down for her in return for another lucrative post elsewhere. That would give her the presidency without winning it, and also give her significantly more power against prosecutors who are aiming to take her down.

What happens next depends on the outcome of a series of events, beginning with Wednesday’s meeting of the Alternativa Federal, the Peronist opposition to Kirchner. At this meeting, they will decide on their candidate list, and what will make or break Kirchner is whether they field more candidates against her, or whether they consider her Fernandez puppet as a consensus candidate. The Peronists want to beat Macri, but some of them want to beat Kirchner more.

Investors want Marci, of course, and Kirchner’s populism would be devastating, but a few other candidates are closely aligned in theory with Macri’s pro-market ideas. Roberto Lavagna has just announced his candidacy, and he is a former minister of economy who may attempt to portray himself as “socialist-leaning” and slightly populist, but who is at heart an economist and very much against “Cristinismo”. We do not feel that investors have a great deal to fear from Lavanga. There is also Sergio Massa, who is a bigger threat because presently he is the only one of the anti-Kirchner faction of Peronists who might be willing to cut a deal with her. We will learn more on Wednesday, when the Peronists meet. Primaries will be held in August, for October elections.

US Warmongering on Iran Showing Cracks

Exxon was forced to withdraw some 80 staff from Iraq’s oil-rich Basra over ostensible Iranian threats to US interests in the fallout from Washington’s attempt to provoke Tehran. Now the acting US Defense Secretary is saying, vaguely, that the threat of attacks by Iran has been “put on hold” thanks to US counter-measures, while Trump has wavered back and forth about his intentions here, based on criticism coming from the Democratic camp. The Saudis continue to lobby for a war, and Yemen’s Houthis are happy to oblige, claiming to have launched an armed drone at the Najran airport in Saudi Arabia. It’s not the first time the Houthis have targeted this airport, which is right on the Saudi-Yemen border and is an easy target.

In the meantime, Iraqi is livid that Exxon has evacuated staff, calling it “unacceptable and unwarranted”, and noting that the south of Iraq is peaceful and secure and other oil companies (Lukoil, BP, Eni) have made no similar move and do not intend to. Reasonably, Iraq is worried about the false message this sends to investors and the market in general. On May 19th, a rocket attack in Iraq’s Green Zone has served to ratchet up tensions further. The attack was being headlined in the media as “near the US Embassy in Baghdad”, but we caution against this headline-grabbing ploy because the attack occurred (as readers learn further down in stories) a mile from the embassy, suggesting that the embassy was clearly not the target. The significance of the “attack” was that it was the first in the Green Zone in some 8 months, but there were no casualties, and authorities know little about the nature of the attack, other than that the rocket was fired from an open field and may have been fired from Eastern Baghdad, where there are known Iranian militias.

Global Oil & Gas Playbook

- Remember that contaminated Russian crude oil that traders were trying to sell to Europe? Now, according to shipping data (Reuters is paying attention), that same oil (700,000 tonnes) is being passed off to Asian buyers by traders Vitoland Unipec. This was a major upset for Russian oil because it resulted in a significant export reduction through its Druzhba pipeline to Europe. If the Europeans don’t want it, though, traders think they can fob it off on small Chinese refineries, for one. It’s a bit of a risk for the Chinese refiners, who are well aware the oil is contaminated with organic chloride, which can undermine refining equipment if not carefully and arduously diluted. If they can successfully dilute it, they will expect a major discount, of course. In the meantime, the contaminated Urals crude is still creating blowback in Europe, where French Total SA and Italian Eni have halted payments for oil purchased through Druzhba over the incident. The move is significant because based on Russian law (which is not in line with typical Western procedures) buyers have to pay regardless of whether the crude meets standards and then make a claim against it later for reimbursement, so Eni and Total are playing outside the normal Russian rules here. Total has temporarily closed a German refinery Mitteldeutschland due to the contaminated crude. Operations are expected to resume after the weekend using crude supplied via the Polish port of Gdansk.

- After drilling 18 holes off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan is calling it quits after making zero discoveries in the Arabian Sea area.

- Another five oil workers have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s Rivers state this week from an oil production site. Kidnappings again appear to have picked up momentum, and this recent case is the third in as many weeks. In April, four oil workers, including two Shell executives, were kidnapped (but later released under unknown conditions) in the Niger Delta region.

- Brazil’s Petrobras says its total oil production this year will contain 60% of pre-salt production (currently it is 49%). The state-run Brazilian giant was eyeing 2.8 million bpd this year, and already hit that target at the beginning of this month. It’s bound to increase, as well, with 7 newly operational FPSOs in less than a year and another 11 slated to become operational by 2023.

- Zimbabwe's energy regulator has increased diesel and petrol prices by 47%, effectively and suddenly scrapping subsidies. The move comes after the Central Bank got rid of the 1:1 dollar parity oil companies used to purchase dollars. We expect significant blowback in the form of violent protests from this. In January, another 150% hike in fuel prices led to such violent street protests, as well. Inflation is out of control in Zimbabwe, having hit 76% in April. The authorities are hoping to appease the public with subsidies for public transport.

- Dana Gas announced it has commenced drilling operations at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt, in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. The well may contain up to 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, based on company estimates.

- The Cypriot government is now preparing to ramp up oil and gas exploration in response to Turkey’s plans to do its own drilling off the coast of Cyprus in waters that are part of Cyprus’ EEZ. Cypriot Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis said eight drilling operations are now scheduled over the next 24 months, while initially they were expected to begin by the end of this year or early 2020. Turkey is now planning to begin actual drilling in the disputed area in September. We continue to be concerned about this move because it goes beyond Erdogan’s normal provocations and there are indications that his declining popularity at home and increased isolation geopolitically are rendering him desperate. This time around, it seems that Erdogan is ready to take this to a conflict level and beyond the rhetoric. Much of this change has to do with the fact that he lost elections in Istanbul, which is a clear threat to his power. We expect this conflict to become very dangerous by September. (We also note, however, that Turkey has fully complied with Iran sanctions and closed its ports to Iranian oil after its waiver expired).

- Keep an eye on the upcoming OPEC+ meeting in June: The fact that the US is importing heightened levels of Russian crude, with 5 million barrels already touching land in the US this month. But what’s happening, essentially, is that Russia is going exactly the opposite of what the Saudis are trying to do. The Saudis are trying to reduce US crude inventory, but US imports are just replacing Saudi imports with Russian. That might be an OPEC deal-breaker.

- Saudi Arabia is also planning to buy LNG from San Diego-based Sempra Energy. The Saudis have sealed a 20-year agreement with Sempra to buy around 5 million tons of LNG per year. This is the Saudis first US LNG deal, and the product will come from Sempra’s Port Arthur facility in Texas (currently being developed). Sweetening the deal for the Saudis, Aramco will get a 25% equity investment in the facility--the value of which has not been disclosed.

UGANDA: X-Files from the village - season II


X-FILES FROM THE VILLAGE – SEASON II

By WABUYI DENIS

Monday

As we prepare gardens for the planting season, it is common to burn the bush to clear it up. The burning does not only help us to clear the gardens but the ash from the burning is believed to be a good pesticide that turns away army worms (tsihungu) and other pests that could attack our crops.

It is common for these fires to spiral and end up burning other people’s gardens but if arrested early destruction is not always fatal.

Tuesday

Yes, we get disagreements and sometimes people get annoyed but our disputes are normally settled in jokes when a person brews busela and invites the aggrieved family to the beer party, and then slaughter a goat. We all drink, celebrate and everyone goes back contented with the other.

This was not the case with Wauswa, Wotsomu’s elder son. After we had settled the case of him killing the child from Busoba, Wauswa returned and lived peacefully until one day when he led his father’s cattle and joined the boys in Manafwa.

Wednesday

Along the river is our grazing ground, especially when the wells around have dried up. When we go cattle grazing, there is a lot that we learn and we do; all the youthful craze takes place from that side.
We cut lutaari, we chase after girls, we fight and make off with people’s sugarcanes, jackfruits, bananas and cassava. When caught, you’re thrashed thoroughly and let go. Some of these cases don’t even reach the elders (what happens in Manafwa remains in Manafwa).

Thursday

The best sport in Manafwa are the fights which normally begin with the cows and end up with the boys wrestling each other. This is a good test to one’s manliness and resilience and ability to defend himself and others around him

Wauswa boisterously came to the plains and ordered us to take care of the cows as he went to get (in real sense steal) cassava from Watika’s garden. After he had stolen and roasted the cassava, Wauswa allegedly did not put out the fire but on that day I left early because I had been asked to return home and take maize to the grinding mill which I did.

Friday

So, when we saw them come with machetes, tsilungu and big sticks, we knew that they have not come to make peace but avenge; avenge what, we did not know. They passed through our compound and without greeting, headed for Wotsomu’s home. The elderly Wotsomu surprised, rose to his feet not knowing what could be causing this particular insurrection.
As the group approached the compound, Luka the son of Shangi demanded for Wauswa. “We want him dead or alive”.

“Friends”, Wotsomu started but before he could finish was cut short by Luka who was only ready for vengeance. Wauswa had set Shangi’s farm of sugarcanes on fire and razed a good section of it to the ground.
After committing the felony, he had hurriedly returned the cows home and without taking them to the kraal, he had taken off to an unknown place. Unfortunately, he did not tell his father of what he had done.

 Saturday

Wotsomu asked Shangi what he can do to redeem his son and Luka demanded that they should be compensated with cows.
With his steady gaze, Wotsomu looked at Shangi to see whether a fellow elder approved of what his sons demanded but Shangi looked down.
Wotsomu summoned them to the kraal and showed them his herd which had over 40 heads of cattle. He sorted out the ones that had been gifted to his children during imbalu ceremony and then, “If this cattle will bring back what you have lost and save the life of my son who is also your son, enter the kraal and pick whichever cattle you want but leave my son alone”. As he said this, he briskly walked away leaving the Shangi and his sons with the bystanders who had come to witness the face off.

Luka who was leading the assault, directly reached for the kraal. But as he stepped forward to enter, wherever nalunyasi came from, we don’t know but it struck Luka and dashed away into the bush.
That is how powerful Wotsomu was. After all, he was the only one who had a black stone that could heal Luka. They tied the leg tightly then slithered the affected area and placed the black stone to suck out the poison.

Wotsomu had used this same tactic on Leo when he wanted to steal Leo land.  Wotsomu asked Leo  to take as much land as Leo wanted but Leo chickened out fearing the consequences.

Sunday

When Wotsomu’s brother came home for holidays, for he was teacher, he was briefed about what had transpired. Wotsomu picked his hunting gun and thought that he would pass by the area of Wauswa’s misdeed and assess the damage. However, before Wotsomu could reach the area, word passed around that Wokomoli was coming for Shangi with a gun. By the time Wotsomu reached the burnt plantation, all villagers in Kolani had ran off and could just watch Wotsomu from the other side of the river bank.

Wauswa also ran off and never returned but Shangi was later compensated and friendship was restored!

Till then, we shall keep you posted!
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THE AUTHOR, WABUYI DENIS, IS AN ACCOUNTANT BY PROFESSION. Denis writes the X-Files from the village once a week.  You can find some of his past work of many years via a Google search (Denis Wabuyi, X-Files from the village).

Michael Bublé - Save The Last Dance For Me [Official Music Video]



Michael Bublé - Save The Last Dance For Me [Official Music Video]

New album ❤️ available now: http://wbr.ec/love Michael Bublé - Save The Last Dance For Me [Official Music Video] Listen to Save The Last Dance For Me on the album "It's Time": https://wbr.ec/itstime Connect with Michael: Website: http://bit.ly/qrSKTZ Facebook: http://bit.ly/KcC74N Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Y8BTu8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/michaelbuble "Save The Last Dance For Me" Lyrics: You can dance-every dance with the guy Who gives you the eye,let him hold you tight You can smile-every smile for the man Who held your hand neath the pale moon light But don't forget who's takin' you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darlin' save the last dance for me Oh I know that the music's fine Like sparklin' wine, go and have your fun Laugh and sing, but while we're apart Don't give your heart to anyone But don't forget who's takin' you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darlin' save the last dance for me Baby don't you know I love you so Can't you feel it when we touch I will never, never let you go I love you oh so much You can dance, go and carry on Till the night is gone And it's time to go If he asks if you're all alone Can he walk you home,you must tell him no 'Cause don't forget who's taking you home And in whose arms you're gonna be Save the last dance for me Oh I know that the music's fine Like sparklin' wine, go and have your fun Laugh and sing, but while we're apart Don't give your heart to anyone And don't forget who's takin' you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darling,save the last dance for me So don't forget who's taking you home Or in whose arms you're gonna be So darling, Save the last dance for me Oh baby won't you save the last dance for me Oh baby won't you promise that you'll save, The last dance for me Save the last dance, the very last dance for me. Michael Bublé It's Time The Wedding Date

Marc Anthony - You Sang To Me (Video)



Marc Anthony - You Sang To Me (Video)

Marc Anthony's official music video for 'You Sang To Me'. Click to listen to Marc Anthony on Spotify: http://bit.ly/2obQ36C As featured on Marc Anthony. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://bit.ly/2okz3sa Google Play: http://bit.ly/2oc2Cz1 Amazon: http://bit.ly/2okOYHc More from Marc Anthony Que Precio Tiene El Cielo: https://youtu.be/joucE2oAYDY Valio La Pena (Salsa Version): https://youtu.be/Ns9YYSqLxyI Escapémonos: https://youtu.be/tAwo-eudpH4 More great Ultimate 00s videos here: http://bit.ly/2oc2xLx Follow Marc Anthony Website: http://bit.ly/1k89ftJ Facebook: http://bit.ly/1shMgBH Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcanthony Subscribe to Marc Anthony on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2okBhYJ --------- Lyrics: i just wanted you to comfort me when I called you late last night you see i was fallin' into love oh yes, i was crashin' into love oh of all the words you sang to me about life, the truth and bein' free yea you sang to me, oh how you sang to me girl i live off how you make me feel so i question all this bein' real cuz i'm not afraid to love for the first time i'm not afraid of love oh, this day seems made for you and me and you showed me what life needs to be yea you sang to me, oh you sang to me all the while you were in front of me i never realized i jus' can't believe i didn't see it in your eyes i didn't see it, i can't believe it oh but i feel it when you sing to me how i long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies and i promise you this time i'll see it in your eyes i didn't see it, i can't believe it oh but i feel it when you sing to me just to think you live inside of me i had no idea how this could be now i'm crazy for your love can't believe i'm crazy for your love the words you said you sang to me and you showed me where i wanna be yea you sang to me, oh you sang to me #MarcAnthony #YouSangToMe #Vevo

Sade - By Your Side (Official Music Video)



Sade - By Your Side (Official Music Video)

Sade - By Your Side (Official Music) Listen on Spotify -http://bit.ly/2DzHUxz Listen on Apple Music -http://bit.ly/2Tl33U8 Amazon - http://bit.ly/2BgeDZJ Follow Sade Website - http://www.sade.com/ Facebook - http://bit.ly/1hAOWUn Twitter - https://twitter.com/sadeofficial Instagram - http://bit.ly/2B4xSoE Lyrics You think I'd leave your side baby You know me better than that You think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees I wouldn't do that I'll tell you you're right when you want Ha ah ah ah ah ah And if only you could see into me Oh, when you're cold I'll be there Hold you tight to me When you're on the outside baby and you can`t get in I will show you you're so much better than you know When you're lost and you're alone and you can't get back again I will find you darling and I will bring you home And if you want to cry I am here to dry your eyes And in no time You'll be fine You think I'd leave your side baby You know me better than that You think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees I wouldn't do that I'll tell you you're right when you want Ha ah ah ah ah ah And if only you could see into me Oh when you're cold I'll be there Hold you tight to me Oh when you're low I'll be there By your side baby Oh when you're cold I'll be there Hold you tight to me Oh when you're low I'll be there By your side baby #Sade #ByYourSide #Vevo #RandB #OfficialMusicVideo

Uganda bans helping street kids


For your information, Uganda's First Lady was Minister of Karamoja where most of the kids on the streets in Kampala come from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Museveni

She is on record saying Karamoja street kids in Kampala ashame Uganda.  https://chimpreports.com/23357-janet-karamoja-street-beggars-a-shame-to-uganda/

She is then on record for saying KARAMOJA wastes resources.  https://mobile.monitor.co.ug/News/TodaysPaper/First-Lady-warns-Karimojong-on-wasting-resources/691252-2358134-format-xhtml-12hbs5r/monitor.co.ug

As of June 2019, anyone caught helping street kids in Kampala will face jail and a fine.

Who brings these kids from up country to the capital?  The human traffickers in Uganda are the regime and now they do not want Ugandans to help these kids.

My prediction is with this new restriction, we shall see more kids sold into slavery. OR organ harvesting.  There children need protection or they will be exploited.

FOLLOW THE MONEY.

MLN

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NTVUganda has added Court orders government to pay Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago's salary arrears video

Court orders government to pay Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago's salary arrears



The Court of Appeal has dismissed yet another application by government that sought to challenge the charges of contempt of court leveled against former Attorney General, the late Peter Nyombi, Former Electoral Commission Chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu, former Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze and former KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi. These allegedly defied Justice Lydia Mugambe’s directive to reinstate city lord mayor Erias Lukwago to office. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added British PM May announces resignation in emotional speech video

British PM May announces resignation in emotional speech



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NTVUganda has added Uganda's rising debt burden worries economists video

Uganda's rising debt burden worries economists



the Ugandan tax payer is expected to pay out three trillion shillings in interest on borrowed funds in the next financial year, out of the 40 trillion shillings budget. The three trillion interest repayment on loans will be paid out on top of another 723 billion shillings as external debt repayment, bringing the entire obligation to 11.5 billion dollars, or approximately 44.4 trillion shillings. However, some Economists say the high interest repayment on borrowed funds presents a major problem for Uganda. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: People only read stories if they have photos


One time, I was having a fight of words with a close friend.  I asked him "Why do Ugandans not read what I share?"

REPLY: "Because you do not include photos". I then vowed to always include my nudes in all stories.  By the way, hat was only yesterday.  So I am working on the photos.

#BackInThoseDays Mzee bought me Treasure Island. I was super happy because I had only had 3 books to my name. ABC book, phone directory and the Bible.

I looked at this man "I am too grown up to read books that use pictures. I want my own book which has no pictionary".

Next day, he returned with Gulliver's Island. A book which had no pictures at all but had too many words.  What a heart break.  I kept running into his office "Draw for me the picture.  This book is too many words".  He would then say "In your mind as you read it, draw the picture".

I now look at people who want to read with pictures like they were in P3. God forbid. And some are even running for MP.  You guys are jokers.

MLN

You wanna change govt via photos. Mwereberemu. If you notice, most times AP, Reuters, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal do not use photos in every story. But you in opposition only read Pictionary with Photoshop.

NTVUganda has added POINT BLANK: Helicopter boosts Busoga's domestic tourism video

POINT BLANK: Helicopter boosts Busoga's domestic tourism



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NTVUganda has added Finance Minister Kasaija blames drought for Uganda's slow economic growth video

Finance Minister Kasaija blames drought for Uganda's slow economic growth



Uganda’s low annual economic growth rate of 5.3% over the last three years, has been attributed to episodes of droughts, which affected agricultural production across the country. This was revealed by the Minister of Finance and Planning, Matia Kasaijja, while presenting the Ministry’s performance report at the NRM implementation performance week. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added 44 Boxers fight for 8 Bombers team slots video

44 Boxers fight for 8 Bombers team slots



The Uganda Boxing Federation is holding national trials that will draw to a close this weekend. Forty-four boxers remain in the hunt for the eight berths up for grabs on the Bombers team. Of those 44, fifteen are women which shows a sign of growth for the gender in the sport. Three boxers who made the trip from Busia are in the finals. Rosette Nabwire, a mother of three, is one of them. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Netball team finally allocated funds for World Cup preparations video

Netball team finally allocated funds for World Cup preparations



With the Netball World Cup only 6 weeks away, preparations have intensified in the Uganda netball camp. The team had not started training due to lack of finances but NTV Weekend Sport understands that funds have now been allocated to the team. The technical team has been in consultations #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Martyrs Day; Deputy Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo meets Gulu pilgrims video

Martyrs Day; Deputy Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo meets Gulu pilgrims



Hundreds of pilgrims from Gulu Archdiocese have been taking a day off to rest, after covering over 240km on their trek from Gulu to Namugongo, for the Uganda Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2019. The pilgrims were yesterday joined by the deputy chief justice, Alphonse Owiny Dollo. who commended the pilgrims for their commitment to the cause the pilgrims are now camped at St Jude Parish, Kakooge in Nakasongola. They plan to continue their trek to Namugongo tomorrow. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: Opposition lesson 5 from Business School - Farmer Insurance


Until opposition makes plans to alleviate poverty, they will keep losing to Museveni. Museveni owns the treasury and can buy off opposition.

One key thing is to help the rural farmers how to get their products from farm to market.  You will then have a chance with the rural population which votes for NRM even when you were sure you had supporters.  You do nothing to help the rural communities.  Consequently, they vote for NRM which promises them hoes and UGX 2mln for malwa clubs.

All farmers in Uganda can buy insurance but you are not teaching them.

I watched the lost truckloads of perishables at the border with Rwanda and as people were lamenting, I kept asking "Why did you not buy insurance?"

The thing with insurance is it costs a bit of cash monthly so, many prefer not to buy insurance.  But just think about your truck of 25,000 kilos of tilapia being held at the border and it all goes to waste.

Think about when that Bogoya street seller Kyambadde (Minister of International Trade) bans exports to the EU because of constant warnings.  The farmers, brokers, freight forwards have no insurance. They all lose business.  If they had insurance, they would not lament.
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TRUE STORY

I am a business partner in a young company in Tanzania.  Most recently, we were harvesting crops from 2 acres. The cyclone showed up and flooded all the farm. The roads to Dar es Salam were cut off because of the flooding.

I talked to my business partner "We should have bought insurance.  Out of our stupidity, we are losing a lot daily".  His reply "How come you did not make us buy insurance?"  I had not because I did not know that we would not need it.

We are planting 20 acres next season and believe me, we are buying insurance.

To make you understand Farmer Insurance, please watch this Ted Talk about it.

Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding. She explains Farmer Insurance better than anyone.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPjqPHCMJHU

NTVUganda has added Parliament approves government's 40 trillion shilling budget video

Parliament approves government's 40 trillion shilling budget



Parliament has passed the 2019/2020 financial year budgetary estimates amounting to 40.4 trillion shillings. Almost 75.5 percent of the budget will be locally financed, while the remaining 24.5% will be funded through external resources. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Teachers dig in, warn gov't officials to stop intimidating them video

Teachers dig in, warn gov't officials to stop intimidating them



The Uganda National Teachers’ Union leaders insist that teacher in public schools will be on strike starting Monday, despite what they call intimidation from different government officials. However, schools are set to open for second term on Monday 27th May 2019. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Mbale residents insist their town has what it takes to become a city video

Mbale residents insist their town has what it takes to become a city



Police in Mbale have used teargas and live ammunition to disperse youths, who had staged a demonstration demanding for their municipality to be given city status immediately. This comes after the local government ministry did not include Mbale among the municipalities that will be elevated to the city status during the 2020/21 financial year. Meanwhile ,some members of parliament are also demanding to know why some municipalities were left out yet they meet the requirements for city status: #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

Today in History - May 24 What Hath God Wrought? - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

What Hath God Wrought?

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend.First Telegraphic Message—24 May 1844. Series: Miscellany. Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919. Manuscript DivisionSamuel Finley Breese Morse, head and shoulders self-portrait. (Photograph of painting). c[between 1900 and 1912]. Detroit Publishing Company. Prints & Photographs Division

Morse is best known as the inventor of the telegraph, but he is also esteemed for his contributions to American portraiture. His painting is characterized by delicate technique and vigorous honesty and insight into the character of his subjects.

While returning from Europe to assume a position as an arts professor at New York University, Morse began to conceive of a communications system employing the electro-magnet and a series of relays through a network of telegraph stations. In order to transmit messages via this system, he invented Morse Code, an alphabet of electronic dashes and dots used to transmit telegraph messages.

In an interview in the digital collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940, Ross M. Plummer talks of his father’s fascination with possibilities introduced by Morse’s invention:

At about the time my father was a young practicing physician in Missouri, Samuel Morse’s electric telegraph was becoming an increasingly useful and important new development. A net work of lines was being extended in all directions…. The miracle of electricity as applied to the clacking telegraph key and sounder, so absorbed my father that he … knew that he could never be fully satisfied until he had, for awhile at least, devoted his entire time to the telegraph…. It wasn’t long until my father was known throughout Missouri as an expert and soon his services were in demand. When the Western Union Telegraph Company thrust their history-making first transcontinental wire through the Rockies, my father was on the payroll as an installation engineer and operator.

Occupational and Medical Lore.” Ross M. Plummer, interviewee; A. C. Sherbert, interviewer; Portland, Oregon, January 19, 1939.American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940. Manuscript DivisionSamuel F. B. Morse’s Colored Sketch of Railway Telegraph, ca. 1838. (Samuel F.B. Morse Papers). Words and Deeds in American History. Manuscript Division.

Western Union’s completion of the first transcontinental telegraph line in October 1861 doomed the Pony Express. At the same time, as the Civil War demonstrated, it made electronic telecommunication indispensable.

As the Civil War progressed mobile telegraph stations and hastily strung wires began to connect scattered military units. During the Seven Days’ Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862, General George McClellan sent frequent dispatches to the War Department telegraph office, where President Lincoln often appeared to seek news from the front. The telegraph contributed to the failure of a Confederate attack against the Federal General Ambrose Burnside when an assault force under General James Longstreet got tangled in Union telegraph wires strung from tree stump to tree stump at Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee.Wilcox’s Landing, Va., vicinity of Charles City Court House. Field telegraph station. 1864. Civil War. Prints & Photographs Division

Learn More
Examine the Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793 to 1919, which comprises about 6,500 items—correspondence, diaries, drawings, and other material. This collection includes, for example, a Prospectus for the European and American Submarine Telegraph Company. In 1844 Morse, who recognized the power telecommunications might hold in shaping public opinion, wrote, “be especially careful not to give a partisan character to any information you may transmit.”
Search on telegraph in the Civil War photographs collection for more photos related to the telegraph during the Civil War. To see a wider variety of related images search on the term communication.
Search on the term telegram in the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress to understand more about the importance of the telegraph to the Lincoln administration. Read, for example, a telegram to Lincoln concerning the execution of spies in Baltimore.
The Detroit Publishing Company collection includes photographs of Morse’s portraits of Mr. David C. De Forest and Mrs. David C. De Forest.
Search on telegraph in American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940 to find more recollections.
Learn about the work of another American father of telecommunications. See the Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress.
Read about Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone in the collection Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry. Among the sound recordings in this collection is an address written and delivered by Berliner in Atlantic City, July 7, 1908.

Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex



Kenya's High Court has kept a law which bans gay sex.

By BBC

Gay-rights groups argued that the state has no business regulating matters of intimacy.

However, religious groups said such matters should be guided by the country's values.

The penal code, which is a legacy of colonial-era rule, criminalises "carnal knowledge against the order of nature," widely understood to refer to anal intercourse between men.

Gay sex is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

Kenya's National Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission says it has dealt with 15 prosecutions under the penal codes in 2018, with no convictions.

But it had argued for the law to be scrapped because it gives rise to a climate of homophobia.

In 2016, LGBT rights activists filed a case with Kenya's High Court to decriminalise homosexuality.

The case was heard in February 2018 and a verdict initially expected in February 2019 - but delayed until Friday.

Ugandan capital Kampala bans street children donations

Image copyright GETTY IMAGES Street beggars say children attract more sympathy from passers-by, earning them more money
By BBC

Uganda's capital Kampala has passed a law to ban giving money or food to children living on the streets.

Kampala's Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said the law aimed to curb the commercial and sexual exploitation of children.

According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children live on the streets in Kampala, aged from seven up to the age of 17.

Offenders face up to six months in prison or a fine of $11 (£9).

BBC Uganda correspondent Dear Jeanne said many children were trafficked from villages and forced by their handlers to live in small rooms within the city's slums.

To combat this, the new law will ban the rental of apartments to support sex work, begging or petty trade by children.

"We are ready to be imprisoned"

One street beggar, Annie Katuregye, aged 60, said she used children to accompany her in order to gain enough sympathy from passers-by to give money.

"As long as we see children coming, we'll force our way on the streets. We are ready to be imprisoned," she said.

Mr Lukwago said the law was targeted at parents and agents who were "cashing in" on children. Parents of children found begging or selling on the streets will also be penalised.

"It's now a lucrative business for some individuals who procure these kids from various parts of the country and bring them on to the streets of Kampala," he said. "It's a business. We want to bring that to an end."

The law is currently restricted to the city of Kampala rather than the rest of the country.

14 Essential Leadership Skills During The 4th Industrial Revolution

Artificial Intelligence (AI)Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are arguably the most transformative technologies available to mankind today.
By Bernard Marr, LINKEDIN

Just because your colleagues in the future workplace will include artificial intelligence and bots, doesn’t mean that human leadership skills won’t be necessary. In fact, leadership skills will be vital to success. Tomorrow’s fast-moving, interconnected and technology-driven world will require leaders to adapt to the new realities of the 4th industrial revolution in order to succeed. While some individuals are born with innate leadership abilities, the leadership skills of the future workplace can also be learned by individuals with a passion for doing so.

14 Leadership Skills of the Future Workplace

1. Actively Agile

Due to the speed of change in the future workplace, leaders will have to agile and able to embrace and celebrate change. Successful leaders during the 4th industrial revolution will see change not as a burden but as an opportunity to grow and innovate.
2. Emotional intelligence (EQ)
Just as employees will need a healthy amount of emotional intelligence, it will be critical for leaders in the future workplace to be able to perceive, understand and manage emotions—theirs and their team’s.

3. Humbly Confident
Tomorrow’s leaders will need to find a balance between confidence in their own abilities and decisions, and being humble about their place in the organization. Future leaders will take all the unique skills of the team working together to drive initiatives and leaders won’t be viewed as the critical cog to success. Tomorrow’s leaders will encourage others to shine.
4.Accountable
Leaders will need to earn the respect of their team by holding themselves accountable. The workplace of the future will become more transparent and collaborative. In this environment, it’s crucial for a leader’s actions to be in alignment with the company’s goals and objectives.
5. Visionary
In any organization there are multiple stakeholders and a future leader will need a big-picture vision and be able to understand how each stakeholder, whether it's employees, suppliers, shareholders or another, will be impacted by decisions. This requires a leader to strategically determine how to meet all stakeholders' needs effectively.
6. Courageous
There won’t be a clear roadmap to follow in the workplace of the future. This requires a leader to have the courage to face the unknown and navigate difficult circumstances. Possibly even more essential is the courage to change course in the event the situation calls for a new strategy.
7. Flexible
Leaders will need flexibility in the future to accommodate the shifting demands of workers, workspaces, and tools. What resulted in success in the past won't be the formula for tomorrow's success, so leaders need to flex to accommodate the new reality. And, the reality is expected to shift regularly, so leaders won't be able to be complacent.
8. Tech Savvy
The 4th industrial revolution fuelled by technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, internet of things, big data, augmented reality, and more. Just about every industry and company will change because of technology. Leaders will need to understand and have conversations and make decisions about technology. The ability to understand what tech can do for an organization is essential, and leaders must continuously embrace new platforms and tech tools.
9. Intuitive
As a result of the influx of machines into the future workplace, leaders will need to be even more human. A human’s intuition is the ability to “read” what’s not being said and is at the moment a uniquely human skill. A leader who is willing to have conversations around what’s not being said and to hear the good, bad and ugly from their team will be poised for future success.
10. Collaborative
Future leaders won’t stay in their corner office. It will be imperative that leaders in the future work alongside their employees and get to know their strengths and weaknesses to help them acquire new skills and help drive their professional development. They will be very collaborative.
11. Quick learners
Leaders will need to quickly assess a situation and learn what they need in order to make effective decisions. Along with this, they will need to be open to coaching and learning from the subject matter experts on their team.
12. Culturally intelligent
Our future workplaces will be diverse and global. Effective leadership requires someone adept at appreciating and leveraging the differences every individual brings to the team from their individual perspectives.
13. Authentic
With a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, leaders will need to exude authenticity. These are the ones best able to build connections and trust. Leaders will need to be authentic in times of uncertainty and failure just as they need to be when they are excited about success.
14. Focus
While the pace of the future workplace will be quick and it will require flexibility, a future leader will need to maintain focus on the objectives of the organization. They provide the stability employees need even when the pace of change could make it easy to pivot from one priority to another. A strong leader will be able to cut through the chaos and make sure everyone knows what’s important.
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About the author, Bernard Marr
Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organisations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things.

Central African Republic massacres leave more than 50 dead

BANGUI, Central African Republic (Associated Press) — More than 50 people were reportedly killed in an attack by a militia on several villages in the Central African Republic’s volatile northwest near the border with Chad, the United Nations said Thursday.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, condemned Tuesday’s attacks and its peacekeepers are undertaking “robust patrols in and around Ouham Pende prefecture” where the killings took place, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

The government issued an ultimatum to the leader of a militia group known as 3R, calling on him to hand over those responsible.

Government spokesman Ange-Maxime Kazagui says the group retaliated against several communities in the Ouham Pende prefecture after an incident in which one man was killed.

Lucien Mbaigoto, a legislator from the area, said that militia fighters on the ground are not abiding by the peace agreements signed by their leaders, including one in February.

Human rights groups have blamed the 3R group for killing and raping civilians since 2015.

U.N. spokesman Dujarric said a joint mission by MINUSCA, the government, the African Union, and the Economic Community of Central African States is expected to deploy to the affected areas on Saturday “to defuse tensions, assist victims and displaced persons and reassure communities.”

He said MINUSCA and the government are also engaging on a local level dialogue “to ease tensions and prevent a retaliatory response by anti-Balaka,” a group of militia groups that are mostly Christians and people who follow traditional animist beliefs.

Pic of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians Edition -- Library of Congress

Pic of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians Edition
By Neely Tucker
Published May 24, 2019 at 10:00AM

Novelist Kevin Kwan looks over a collection of Asian Division items with South Asian Specialist Jonathan Loar, May 22, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller.

“Crazy Rich Asians” was the book that started it all for Kevin Kwan, the Singapore-born, New York-dwelling visual consultant and novelist. The 2013 satire about fabulously wealthy Chinese ex-pat families living (and loving and gossiping and shopping) in Singapore became an international bestseller, spawning two sequels and a hit 2018 film directed by Jon M. Chu. He stopped by the Library for an onstage conversation about the trilogy of books this week, and included a visit to the Asian Division’s collections before the show.

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Libya confirms it rescued 290 migrants in Mediterranean

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s navy confirmed on Friday that it rescued three boats carrying a total of 290 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast, following reports by a German aid group about the disaster.

Libyan coast guards first reported finding a sinking rubber boat whose bottom had collapsed on Thursday, leaving most migrants in the water and hanging onto what was left of the boat and plastic barrels. A statement posted Friday on the navy press center’s official Facebook page says that boat carried 87 migrants, including six women and a child.

Earlier, the coast guard came to the rescue of two other rubber boats carrying a total of 203 migrants, according to a separate statement.

The three boats carried mostly Arab and African nationals as well as 14 Bangladeshis, who were handed over to Libyan police after receiving humanitarian and medical aid.

A few hours earlier, German aid group Sea-Watch said its aircraft had witnessed three rescue operations by Libyan coast guards on Thursday.

Libya became a major conduit for African migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe after the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed dictator Moammar Gadhafi and amid the subsequent chaos and turmoil that engulfed the oil-rich North African country.

Thousands have perished while making the perilous sea crossing, while others have been detained and abused in Libya by smugglers and armed groups.

Today in History - May 24 -- Library of Congress

Today in History - May 24

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. Continue reading.

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UGANDA: Two children die of ebola

Members of Kagadi Ebola Task Force bury the remains of the children. Photo by Alex Tumuhimbise
Strange disease kills two in Kagadi

By DAILY MONITOR

Kagadi -Two children have died of a strange disease which presented symptoms similar to those of the Ebola virus.

The victims of the strange disease are 10-year-old Jovia Natukunda and David Niwagaba who was nine months old.

They were children of Mr Valence Byaruhanga, a resident of Kikonda village in Kiryanga Sub-county, Kagadi District.

They died on Thursday.

They were passing out blood from the mouth and the nose which symptoms are similar to those caused by the Ebola virus.

Their death has caused fear among residents in a district that was hit by an outbreak of Ebola in 2012.

Theresa May resigns June 7, 2019 (VIDEO)

Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaos

May will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding Brexit.

By AL JAZEERA

Theresa May has announced her resignation as the Conservative leader, and eventually as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding several failed attempts to push her European Union Withdrawal Agreement through parliament.

On Friday morning, May announced she will step down as the Conservative leader on June 7. She will stay on as prime minister until her successor is chosen, May added.

The move came after a meeting with the chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of her Conservative party backbenchers.

"I have done my best to implement the result of the referendum," she said outside 10 Downing Street, which has been her home since shortly after the UK voted by a narrow margin to leave the EU.

"I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back my deal," May added.

"It is a matter of deep regret that I have not delivered Brexit. My successor must find consensus in parliament."

The race to replace her began a few weeks ago, with at least three leading Conservative figures declaring their candidacy for the leadership.

But whoever replaces her will face the same parliamentary arithmetic which denied May an outright majority and a public greatly dissatisfied both with the delivery of Brexit and the state of the nation's leadership more generally.

"I know the Conservative Party can renew itself in the years ahead," said May.

Discontent had been rife within the Conservative Party, growing to unsustainable levels this week, with several key government and backbench figures calling for her resignation.

May's days were numbered after concessions made to opposition politicians over her Brexit deal failed to win support among opponents, and left her own allies feeling betrayed.

Andrea Leadsom, a key ally in May's cabinet, resigned on Wednesday night, and several senior figures were said to have had "frank" discussions with her on Thursday.

May concluded her speech with a litany of claims of her government's achievements, before issuing a rallying call to future women leaders:

"[I was] the second female prime minister, but certainly not the last. It has been the honour of my life to serve the country that I love."

NTVUganda has added STUDIO INTERVIEW: MP James Waluswaka sheds more light on the Elevation of towns to city status video

STUDIO INTERVIEW: MP James Waluswaka sheds more light on the Elevation of towns to city status



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NTVUganda has added Teso embarks on cashew-nut growing video

Teso embarks on cashew-nut growing



The ever rising poverty levels have prompted local leaders in Teso sub-region to embark on cashew nut production to supplement local residents’ income. The State minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has officially launched cashew nuts growing in the region to also ensure food security. The move follows President Yoweri Museveni’s recent directive while opening Soroti Fruit factory to the leaders to promote an alternative cash crop for Teso besides citrus fruits. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Court orders governemnt to pay salary arrears worth over UGX 500 million to Lord mayor, Lukwago video

Court orders governemnt to pay salary arrears worth over UGX 500 million to Lord mayor, Lukwago



The Court of Appeal has dismissed yet another application by government that sought to challenge the charges of contempt of court leveled against former Attorney General, the late Peter Nyombi, Former Electoral Commission Chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu, former Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze and former KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi. These allegedly defied Justice Lydia Mugambe’s directive to reinstate city lord mayor Erias Lukwago to office. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm

Thursday, May 23, 2019

NTVUganda has added MORNING AT NTV video

MORNING AT NTV



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Wikipedia article of the day for May 24, 2019 Ashton-under-Lyne

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 24, 2019 is Ashton-under-Lyne.
Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. The population was 45,198 at the 2011 census. Historically in Lancashire, it is on the north bank of the River Tame, in the foothills of the Pennines, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) east of Manchester. "Ashton", deriving from Old English for "settlement by ash trees", probably dates from the Anglo-Saxon period. In the Middle Ages, Ashton-under-Lyne was a parish and township and Ashton Old Hall was held by the de Asshetons, lords of the manor. Granted a Royal Charter in 1414, the manor spanned a rural area of marshland, moorland, villages and hamlets. By the mid-19th century Ashton had emerged as an important mill town at a convergence of newly constructed canals and railways. The transport network allowed for an economic boom in cotton spinning, weaving, and coal mining, which led to the granting of municipal borough status in 1847.

UGANDA: Opposition Lesson 4 from Business School - Insurane


Your lives are in danger. Buy insurance.

Life insurance pays your family in case you die or get assisanated or get thrown under the bus.

Medical insurance because you might get sick or run over by a bus. This one pays for your medical insurance.

Accident insurance.  You might run into a Fuzu and need your car fixed.

Disability insurance. You could get a stroke. This insurance pays you some of your monthly salary if you did not die!!

Tomorrow, I will get into Farmer, Export and Import insurance.

MLN

NTVUganda has added 50 more Bududa families relocated to Bulambuli video

50 more Bududa families relocated to Bulambuli



The first phase of 50 families, who survived the Bududa mudslides last year, have been relocated to their new homes in Bunambutye, Bulambuli district. The ongoing relocation is expected to continue until the end of the month #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://bit.ly/1bbEIWm