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Sunday, July 15th, 2018

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day July 16, 2018: Hurricane Daniel (2006)

Hurricane Daniel (2006)Hurricane Daniel was the second strongest storm of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. The fourth named storm of the season, it originated on July 16 from a tropical wave off the coast of Mexico.  It tracked westward and intensified steadily, reaching Category 4 on the Saffir–Simpson scale on July 20 and attaining peak winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) on July 22.  An annular hurricane with a large and symmetric eye surrounded by a thick ring of intense convection, it gradually weakened as it entered an area of cooler water temperatures andRead More


KENYA: Power CEO under arrest over allegations of economic crimes: police

Kenya Power CEO under arrest over allegations of economic crimes: police NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya Power’s Chief Executive Officer gave himself up to police on Sunday and was in their custody, police said, a day after the east African country said it wanted to charge him over alleged economic crimes. Kenya has had a new series of scandals involving bogus tenders and suppliers with the alleged theft of hundreds of millions of shillings by state officials from several government bodies. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Twitter that KenRead More


BUSINESS: How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

Image copyright DROPBOX Image caption Drew Houston (left) had never met Arash Ferdowski before they launched Dropbox together BBC – The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox. Drew Houston says it felt as if he had just two weeks to find a complete stranger to marry. Back in 2007 the then 24-year-old was desperate to secure funding to get his idea for a cloud storageRead More


TUNISIA: PM says president should resign if economic crisis continues

Tunisia’s president says PM should quit if crisis continues TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence vote if the country’s political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president’s son. President Beji Caid Essebsi’s son, Hafedh Caid Essebsi, who is leader of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party, called last May for Chahed’s dismissal because of his government’s failure to revive the economy. His call was supported by the powerfulRead More


UGANDA: Chemical Ali gonna walk free – how Kayihura will DID IT

Former police boss Gen Kale Kayihura How Kayihura can walk free THE OBSERVER –  Like several out-of-favour army generals before him, Gen Kale Kayihura can still emerge unscathed from his troubles with the ruling establishment, which he so loyally served. Going by how previous cases brought against top army officers went, signs are that while this could be a long and gruelling process, Gen Kale Kayihura, could still walk away scot-free if he showed remorse and said sorry to the commander-in-chief, write ALON MWESIGWA & SULAIMAN KAKAIRE. The former police chiefRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for July 16, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 16, 2018 is Hurricane Daniel (2006). Hurricane Daniel was the second strongest storm of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. The fourth named storm of the season, it originated on July 16 from a tropical wave off the coast of Mexico. It tracked westward and intensified steadily, reaching Category 4 on the Saffir–Simpson scale on July 20 and attaining peak winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) on July 22. An annular hurricane with a large and symmetric eye surrounded by a thick ring of intense convection, itRead More


USA: Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of dry brush along steep, remote hillsides on the park’s western edge. It was burning largely out of control, and officials shut off electricity to many areas, including Yosemite Valley, as a safety precaution. Guests were ordered to leave Yosemite CedarRead More


UGANDA: Saving for consumption hampering enterprise development – Jinja MP (BUT YOU PEOPLE ALSO STOP ELECTING RETARDS. THIS STORY MAKES ZERO SENSE)

Mr Ocici inspects some of the products that were exhibited during the training. PHOTO BY TAUSI NAKATO  Jinja (DAILY MONITOR) – With many people saving money for consumption, it has increasingly become difficult to fight household poverty. The trend, according to Ms Roy Katali, the Jinja District Women MP, has made it difficult to support enterprises financed through community saving groups. Speaking on the sidelines of the Basic Enterprise Startup Tools training in Jinja, Ms Katali said many groups, particularly in the Busoga sub-region, are failing to profitably use financesRead More


REFUGEES: Algeria abandons hundreds of more African migrants in desert

DW – A UN migration official said Algeria has abandoned hundreds of African migrants in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those left in the desert with little water. A rescue official in neighboring Niger said on Sunday that nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food or water before being rescued. This comes after a report from a UN migration official who said on Saturday that Algeria’s government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert.Read More


UGANDA: ISO former operative confesses that ISO, top police bosses behind most crimes

This is an audio I got from Allan Kitonsa and others have also received it. The voice is distorted I guess to protect the gentleman who is talking. Below is what Allan posted about the audio (on his Facebook): ======== Kitonsa Allan Saava I have received information from a serving police officer but he has applied for asylum in Europe.. He affirms that the women killings in Uganda and to be specific in Buganda are endorsed by Museveni because currently the economy is crippled and so he has to findRead More