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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Internal Security Org (ISO) boss proves again why Uganda is not safe


Wikipedia’s Article of the Day July 11, 2018: South Carolina-class battleship

South Carolina-class battleship The South Carolina-class battleships, South Carolina and Michigan, were built during the first decade of the twentieth century.  They were the first American dreadnoughts, far outstripping older battleships that relied on smaller fast-firing guns at close range.  The two ships were designed by Rear Admiral Washington L. Capps with a homogeneous battery of superfiring large guns and relatively thick armor, both favored by naval theorists.  They were smaller than foreign dreadnoughts because of congressionally mandated limits on displacement (weight), and the inherent design trade-offs between armament, armor,Read More


Wikipedia article of the day for July 11, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 11, 2018 is South Carolina-class battleship. The South Carolina-class battleships, South Carolina and Michigan, were built during the first decade of the twentieth century. They were the first American dreadnoughts, far outstripping older battleships that relied on smaller fast-firing guns at close range. The two ships were designed by Rear Admiral Washington L. Capps with a homogeneous battery of superfiring large guns and relatively thick armor, both favored by naval theorists. They were smaller than foreign dreadnoughts because of congressionally mandated limitsRead More


BUSINESS: Trump to impose 10% tariff on $200bln Chinese products

US releases $200bn list of Chinese products for possible new tariffs © Beck Diefenbach / Reuters RT – Accusing China of not negotiating “seriously” on trade, the Trump administration has released a list of products it wants to impose a ten percent tariff on, amounting to $200 billion. The new tariffs would kick in within 60 days. The 200-page document, released on Tuesday by the US Trade Representative’s office, gives notice to those who wish to comment on the proposal and lists hundreds of products that would be subjected toRead More


TRUMP: Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents’ arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, two boys and a girl who had been in temporary foster care were reunited with their Honduran fathers at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center about three months after they were split up. The three fathers were “just holding them and hugging them andRead More


UGANDA: Voting for local leaders (LDC1), July 10 was lining up behind candidates

Those who are old enough will remember one election in Zimbabwe which had the army guarding the votes. During that election, people had to cast their votes in a box marked for each political party. People who cast their ballots in the “wrong” box were rounded up at night and many died. This is what I feared when I heard that Ugandans had to line up behind their candidate. Such voting can create enemies and revenge on your village. President Yoweri Museveni must take today’s voting seriously. Ugandans cast fearRead More


SAUDI ARABIA: Defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested a defense ministry official on charges of receiving a 1 million riyal ($267,000) bribe and abusing his position, the SPA state news agency reported on Tuesday. “The official sought to facilitate irregular procedures for the disbursement of financial dues to a company, taking advantage of his professional influence,” a statement quoted Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mujib as saying. It added that the official admitted the crime of bribery and the involvement of two others in the same case, who were also arrested. NoRead More


SAUDI ARABIA: Defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested a defense ministry official on charges of receiving a 1 million riyal ($267,000) bribe and abusing his position, the SPA state news agency reported on Tuesday. “The official sought to facilitate irregular procedures for the disbursement of financial dues to a company, taking advantage of his professional influence,” a statement quoted Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mujib as saying. It added that the official admitted the crime of bribery and the involvement of two others in the same case, who were also arrested. NoRead More


SAUDI ARABIA: Defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested a defense ministry official on charges of receiving a 1 million riyal ($267,000) bribe and abusing his position, the SPA state news agency reported on Tuesday. “The official sought to facilitate irregular procedures for the disbursement of financial dues to a company, taking advantage of his professional influence,” a statement quoted Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mujib as saying. It added that the official admitted the crime of bribery and the involvement of two others in the same case, who were also arrested. NoRead More


SAUDI ARABIA: Defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested a defense ministry official on charges of receiving a 1 million riyal ($267,000) bribe and abusing his position, the SPA state news agency reported on Tuesday. “The official sought to facilitate irregular procedures for the disbursement of financial dues to a company, taking advantage of his professional influence,” a statement quoted Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mujib as saying. It added that the official admitted the crime of bribery and the involvement of two others in the same case, who were also arrested. NoRead More