Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Convenient. The application will enable users watch NTV on their mobile phones.

 A mobile phone user displays his phone to show how the new NTVMobi application works. The application is currently compatible with android phones.

Kampala. NTV Uganda yesterday unveiled ‘NTVMOBI’, a new product which allows viewers to watch television using their smart phones.
The service, which is currently available to Android phone users, can be downloaded from both the App and Google Play stores and will soon be rolled out to Windows and IOS phone users, according Mr David Ssembatya, the project manager of the service while speaking to the media at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Eight years of service
The launch of the product is part of the company’s celebration of eight years since it started operation in the country in 2006.
Mr Herbert Odankie Muchunguzi, NTV’s head of marketing, said: “We are going to have teams on the ground to help potential users download the app on their devices.”
He added that the company had partnered with mobile telecom operators to ensure that the cost of using the service reduces and also for people to be able to buy new phones with the app already installed.
With more than 50 per cent mobile phone penetration rate nationwide, Mr Ssembatya said embracing mobile television was no longer an option but a pre-requisite for the company.
“With more people acquiring smart phones and the number expected to significantly increase in the next few years, we have decided to move into the market and we think it will be trending, especially for the young people.”

Barack Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa

 US President Barack Obama makes his way across the South Lawn upon return to the White House on September 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

US President Barack Obama will Tuesday seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa and launching a major health-care training and hygiene program.
The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta to meet US health chiefs and make the announcement, meant to spur a global effort to fight an outbreak that has already killed 2,400 people.
The announcement comes amid increasing alarm about the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, which has spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Most of the new US effort will be concentrated in impoverished Liberia, the most badly affected nation.
Obama will announce that the US Africa Command will set up a headquarters in Monrovia to act as a regional command and control centre to coordinate US military and international relief programs.
The effort will involve an estimated 3,000 American military personnel, senior officials said. Many of the forces will be positioned at a staging base to expedite the transit of equipment and personnel.
US advisors will also train up to 500 health-care providers per week in Liberia, in a bid to improve the direct medical care and the crippled health infrastructure in the country.
In addition, Washington will send 65 public health service corps to Liberia to manage and staff a previously announced US military hospital to care for health workers who become sick with Ebola.
The United States will also, working in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund, immediately send Ebola-prevention kits, including disinfectant and advice to 400,000 of the most vulnerable families in Liberia.
"What is clear is in order to combat and contain the outbreak at its source, we need to partner and lead an international response," said one senior US official, on condition of anonymity.
The official said the Obama administration believes its latest emergency action could help "turn the tide" and slow the spread of the epidemic.
The White House, however, still believes that there is no realistic threat to the United States from the Ebola epidemic. It considers that any cases that do materialize on the US mainland among travellers would be quickly isolated.
The United States has so far spent $100 million on fighting the Ebola epidemic and the US Agency for International Development plans to allocate another $75 million to increase the number of Ebola treatment units and protective gear for health providers.
In addition, the administration has asked Congress for a further $88 million to fund the fight against Ebola in the coming months.
The money is contained in a short-term bill to fund the government until mid-December which could pass Congress as soon as this week.
More than 100 CDC workers are already at work in West Africa, and many more staff are coordinating their work at the agency's Atlanta headquarters.
It was unclear how many of the new US government personnel being sent to West Africa would be deployed in direct contact with patients. The number, however, appears limited.
Obama first said last week that he was going to use a major military deployment to step up US efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic.
His remarks, and a recent YouTube message from the president offering guidance to the people of Africa on halting infections, highlight increasing White House concern about the national security and humanitarian implications of the rapid spread of the disease.
The Pentagon had already announced it would send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia.
The new effort will also see the United States construct 17 Ebola treatment centres with 100 beds in each.
Officials said, meanwhile, that the effort to train 500 health workers per week to meet the shortage in demand in affected nations would go on for at least six months.
The US effort is intended to control the epidemic at its source in West Africa, blunt the social and economic cost of the disease and to repair regional health infrastructure.

South Sudan bans all foreign workers, including aid staff,Read more on Drive Hot News.

Children run to a food drop-off point in Leer, South Sudan. War-torn South Sudan has banned the employment of all foreign workers, including those with non-governmental organisations, and ordered they be replaced by locals.

War-torn South Sudan has banned all foreign workers including aid workers and ordered they be replaced by locals, an official notice said on Tuesday.
"All non-governmental organisations, private companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, petroleum companies, hotels and lodges working in South Sudan are directed to notify all the aliens working with them in all the positions to cease working as from 15th October," said a government statement, published in several newspapers.
The order said the organisations and companies should advertise the positions ranging from receptionists to executive directors so that they can be filled by "competent South Sudanese nationals".
The impending expulsion of foreign workers comes despite warnings that the country, gripped by civil war for the past nine months, is on the brink of famine.
South Sudan is also heavily dependent on a network of international aid groups for humanitarian assistance for 1.3 million people who have been internally displaced by the conflict.
The international NGO Global Witness, which campaigns to prevent natural resource-related conflict and corruption, said the order was "disturbing".
"It is disturbing that the South Sudanese government is attempting to expel trained aid workers at a time of a grave humanitarian crisis," the group said.
"The decision demonstrates a total disregard for the lives of the 1.3 million citizens displaced by this oil-fuelled conflict," it said, adding that the government "risks crippling the economy".
South Sudan suffers from a major shortage of skilled workers, with only around a quarter of the population being able to read and write. 
Fighting broke out in the oil-rich country, the world's youngest nation, in December 2013 following a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar.
The war spread rapidly across the country and has been marked by widespread human rights abuses and atrocities by both sides.


The following candidates have successfully satisfied the requirements for recruitment into the Uganda Prisons Service as Cadet Principal Officers. They are required to report to the Commandant, Prisons Staff College and Training School, Luzira with effect from Monday, 29th September, 2014.
Any candidate, who will not have reported by 5th October,2014 will be assumed to have declined the job offer and will forfeit the opportunity to the candidates on the waiting list.
They should report with the following items;
1. Mattress
2. Bedding (bed sheets, blankets, mosquitos nets)
3. Two reams of ruled paper
4. Ten counter books
5. A hoe (cock brand)
6. A slasher
7. Rubber squeezer
8. Two cartons of toilet paper (48 rolls each carton)
9. A pair of gumboots (black)
10. Two pairs of khaki trousers
11. One pair of canvas shoes
12. Cutlery (plate, spoon, cup)
13. A jerry can
14. Basin
15. Personal effects (e.g. towel, soap, sandals etc)
Note: these requirements can also be bought from the Scholl canteen to reduce inconvieniences of carrying them.

1 ACHENG Agnes
2 ADEA Mouris
5 ALUMA Daniel
6 AMBAYO Denis
7 AMULE Amzah
8 ANGWENA Eunice Lapa
9 ANYAIT Deborah
10 APWOYO Leah
11 ARWENY Simon Olal
12 ATUHAIRE Andrew Gracoius
13 AYERE Clemesia
15 BAATI Gordon
16 BAFUMBA Doreen
18 BAYO Allan
19 BISIKWA Fazira
20 EWIKU Isaac
22 GWANGWA Justine Watsemwa
23 INGABAT Simon Peter
24 KAKAYI Halima
26 KISITU Robert
27 KIZITO Richard
28 KUMAKECH Danish Okumu
29 LUMALA John
30 MATSIKO Stuart
32 MUNOBWA Zakia
33 MUTAAWE Kaisa Kabaalu
34 MUZANYI Ritah
35 NAKALANZI Deborah
36 NAMARA Patience Phoebe K.
38 NIGHT Janet
39 No. 11950 Wdr. KALANZI Edward
40 No. 8887 Wdrss. ADONG Dinnah
41 No. 9024 Wdr. OKELLO Max
42 No. 9182 Wdr. OWIRO John Bosco
43 No. 9742 Wdr. Kyewalyanga Peter
45 OBALA Raymond
46 OBALO Mathew
47 OCHOM Julius
48 OJOK Denis Atai
49 OKEJU Kokas
50 OKIDI Innocent
51 OKORINE Max Michael
52 OKWANG Stephen Odur
53 OKWARA Tom Ambrose
54 OKWERA Bonny
55 ONGOM Denis
56 OPIRO Gasfer Agola
57 OPOLOT Emmanuel
58 ORISHABA Stella
59 OTEMA Benard Benon
60 OTIM Jamesbond
61 OTIN Dinah
63 SERUYIMA Geoffrey
64 TAISO Andrew Nagler
65 TIBIITA Bernard
66 TUSIIME Susan
67 WAKHAKUNYU Godfrey W.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Breaking news,Death toll now 40 in Nigeria building collapse, rescuers say

A handout photo taken and released by Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on September 12, 2014 shows emergency workers transporting an injured man on a stretcher after he was pulled out from the rubble of a collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos. PHOTO | NEMA
A handout photo taken and released by Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on September 12, 2014 shows emergency workers transporting an injured man on a stretcher after he was pulled out from the rubble of a collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos. 

Forty people have now died as a result of a building collapse  at the megachurch of one of Nigeria's most famous preachers and televangelists, the country's main rescue body said on Sunday.
"It's now 40 dead," Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management 
Some 124 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the building, believed to be a guesthouse for foreign followers of TB Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
The two-storey building, located in the sprawling compound of the vast church complex, came down on Friday afternoon. It was undergoing construction work to add extra floors.
TB Joshua, dubbed "The Prophet", has an almost fanatical following among Nigerians and across the world, attracted by his purported healing powers and prophecies.
Joshua preaches to massive crowds at his megachurch in Ikotun every week and, according to his website, SCOAN "hosts thousands of national and international visitors" each year.
"People travel from around the world to witness and receive from the mighty work that God is doing in the life of Prophet TB Joshua," it states.
Emergency services and the media were attacked as they tried to get to the building. Rescue operations were continuing on Sunday, Farinloye said.
Joshua said on his Facebook page TB Joshua Ministries that reports that the church auditorium had collapsed and that there had been heavy casualties were not correct.
"The few people that were there are being rescued," he said on Friday.
Joshua was widely quoted in Nigeria's media on Sunday as saying that a low-flying plane that had been repeatedly circling the building may have been responsible for the collapse.
Ikotun lies to the west of Lagos' international airport

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Mayweather wins rematch over Maidana,double click and read more... on Drive Hot News

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the face of Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO | AFP
Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the face of Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Champion Floyd Mayweather ran his unbeaten streak to 47 straight fights with a unanimous decision victory over Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana in their 12-round rematch on Saturday.
Mayweather, who hasn't lost a fight since the 1996 Olympics, improved to 47-0 as two judges scored it 116-111 and the third had it 115-112 for the champion who was a heavy favourite coming into Saturday's bout after winning the first fight by a majority decision in May.

Museveni to fund Makerere perimeter wall

President Museveni has promised to build a perimeter wall around Makerere University campus to curb insecurity at the country’s oldest university.
“We shall take it up with the Ministry of Education to build a perimeter fence around the university, though this may not be done this year since we have already budgeted. But next year we shall ensure the fence is constructed,” Mr Museveni said at the closing of the counter-terrorism and security awareness week at the university campus on Friday.
He was responding to an appeal by the university’s guild president, Mr Ivan Bwowe, who told the President the institution was vulnerable to terror attacks because of unrestricted access to the campus which hosts more than 40,000 students.
Mr Bwowe said the university has more than 15 outlets and lacks a perimeter wall which makes the surveillance quite difficult.
Early last year, police issued alerts, saying Makerere had been made a target by terrorists who had planned to bomb the university as students sat their final exams at that time.
In May, police said they had received information that some terrorists had promised a student from the university’s College of Computing and Information Sciences a down payment of Shs15m for his tuition fees if he planted a bomb in one of the blocks during examination time.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, last week organised a counter terrorism security awareness week at the university.
Gen Kayihura asked the students and other stakeholders to be vigilant and report any suspected terrorist.
The force carried out presentations on community policing and demonstrations during the week

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

British woman finds eggs of the world’s most poisonous spider in her shopping

British woman finds eggs of the world’s most poisonous spider in her shopping
TheJournal.ie - British woman finds eggs of the world’s most poisonous spider in her shopping

Tesco have apologised after a British woman discovered eggs from the extremely poisonous Brazilian wandering spider on some bananas she bought in the store.
Abby Woodgate from Essex first thought a white lump of mould was growing on the fruit, but when she poked it with a toothpick, a cocoon opened to reveal dozens of eggs.
She threw the fruit in the bin, but some eggs had dropped on the kitchen floor. She hoovered them up and called Tesco to complain.
The company sent pest control experts to her home, who told her she’d have to burn anything that came in contact with the eggs (including her bin and vacuum cleaner). Burn EVERYTHING, we say.
A spokesman for Tesco told Drive Hot News.
Fun fact: The venom of the Brazilian wandering spider is being studied for use in treatments for erectile dysfunction, as its bite can often cause an erection that lasts for up to four hours.
You learn something new every day, eh?

Hostel Owner 'Filmed Himself Abusing Tourists'

Hostel Owner 'Filmed Himself Abusing Tourists'
Hostel Owner 'Filmed Himself Abusing Tourists'

The owner of a backpacking hostel in New Zealand is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting young male guests, while he filmed the attacks.
Michael Harris, 56, who owns Mainstreet Lodge in the North Island town of Kaitaia, was charged with 39 offences against 16 men, aged 18-25, including indecent assault, aggravated wounding related to allegedly drugging the suspected victims', and making intimate visual recordings, police said.
The men were mostly overseas tourists who stayed in the hostel over the past two-and-a-half years.
The lodge has 16 rooms with 65 beds in total, including dormitories.
Police said they were looking to speak with anyone who had stayed at the lodge in the last few years to find out whether there are other potential victims.
Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston said in a statement: "These victims are unlikely to know that something has happened to them, although they may have suspicions.
"This is an ongoing investigation and we have a lot of work ahead to assess evidence and establish if there are further victims we are not yet aware of."
Harris is in custody and will appear in Kaitaia District Court next week.
The Mainstreet Lodge website states: "Mike welcomes guests to come and discover the unspoilt Far North.

Guinean who brought Ebola to Senegal recovers from virus

DAKAR ,The first case of the Ebola virus detected in Senegal, a 21-year-old student who arrived from neighbouring Guinea last month, has recovered from the deadly disease, a senior official said on Wednesday.
"We did a first blood test on Friday and a second 48 hours later and both of them came back negative," Papa Amadou Diack, Senegal's director of health, told Reuters. "This is very good news for the patient and for the country."
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday there were two other suspected cases of Ebola in Senegal, but no other confirmed ones. The world's worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 2,296 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Senegalese authorities have been monitoring 67 people who came into contact with the Guinean student and trying to trace his route on the more than 1,000-km land journey across the border from southwest Guinea.
Some 33 people have been placed under quarantine in the house in the teeming neighbourhood of Parcelles Assainies where he stayed with an uncle after arriving in Dakar in late August.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the epidemic is spreading exponentially in the worst affected country, Liberia, and it expects thousands of new cases there in the next three weeks.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Female Drink-Drivers Double, Survey Finds

Female Drink-Drivers Double, Survey Finds
Female Drink-Drivers Double, Survey Finds

The number of women convicted of drink-driving has nearly doubled in the last few years, a survey has revealed.
Women totalled 9% of drink-drive convictions in 1998, but that figure had increased to 17% by 2012, the figures showed.
The survey, by car insurer Direct Line and transport organisation the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, revealed 17% of female motorists thought they had driven while over the legal alcohol limit in the last year.
Nearly two thirds (60%) said they were unaware of the legal limit.
More than half of those who admitted to drink-driving (59%) said they did so because they felt "ok" to drive.
Road safety minister Robert Goodwill said: "Drink-driving wrecks lives, and the personal consequences of a drink-drive conviction can be devastating

Five accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE - papers,double click and read more..

Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The five are among 15 accused of membership of al Qaeda's Nusrah Front Syrian wing and another militant Syrian opposition group, Ahrar al-Sham, and of collecting funds for these groups, the newspapers reported.
The 15 on trial at the state security division of the federal supreme court are made up of nine Emiratis, four from the Comoros islands off east Africa and two Syrians, the newspapers reported.
Four Emiratis are being tried in their absence. All 11 who appeared in court denied the charges, the newspapers said. A defence lawyer asked for four witnesses to be called to give evidence, The National newspaper reported.
The National reported without elaborating that the explosive device allegedly assembled by the five accused had leaked toxic chemical fumes that affected nearby residents.
The newspapers reported prosecutors as saying the accused had travelled to Syria to make contact with armed groups, and had collected money, devices and equipment for use in attacks on civilians in Syria.
Judge Mohammed Al Jarah Al Tenaiji agreed, and adjourned the trial to September 23.