Men’s soccer team blunders

BY STAFF WRITER The UCU men’s soccer team has lost their two- goal lead in the University Football League (UFL), as a result of the 2-all draw with Makerere University (MUK) on April 17, at the new pitch in Mukono. Jerome Semambo opened the score for the home side ending the first half with the lead. Skipper Joshua Kigozi (below) then sent the MUK custodian the wrong way with an early second half penalty, giving his side a two-goal advantage. However, MUK kept pressing on only for them to pull…

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A childhood dream lived

Wandera addressing an audience at the Commonwealth of Kentucky

MBY DENNIS WANDERA My journalism passion stems from childhood. If you remember kids in your high school who used to read “news” at the school assembly and publish manila weekly “newspapers,” that was me. More than anything, it was my boyhood career calling. This eventually earned me the information prefect post for three years in a row in high school, and student editor of the school magazine. My journalism dream got a boost when my older sister Constance, who was then a student at UCU would bring me copies of…

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Manage your weight

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BY GABRIEL ISAAC OTUK Your weight needs to be managed so that you avoid being overweight or obese. Being overweight is defined as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair one’s health. By keeping an eye on our weight, we are thereby minding body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a simple index of weight-for-height ratio that is commonly used to indicate whether we are overweight, or are managing our weight well. BMI is defined as a person’s weight in kilogrammes, divided by the square of one’s height…

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Twenties are your gold mine

ALX TAREMWA

BY ALEX TAREMWA I had never been to the Source of the Nile until last weekend. I always heard about the spot that caught British explorer John Speke’s eye to pronounce with certainty  — that the world’s  second longest river started there. It is here that I met Joseph, a tourism and travel agent, who had brought clients from Rwanda to see the majestic spot. Having met before, I joined him and his guests for lunch. During our lunch an interesting encounter took place. A 23-year-old man from Kigali, barely…

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Co-operate with the road construction company

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The first phase of the road construction begun on April 9. The Uganda Christian University community has waited for the commencement of this project, for years. For that reason there is excitement about the fact that the mud and dust will soon be a thing of the past. In the process of construction, however, we should all expect noise from the machinery, road diversions and other inconveniences as the project goes on. The construction is expected to take four months. This means that the construction is expected to end in…

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Frizzy-haired mzungu in Uganda

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BY PATTY HUSTON-HOLM I have frizzy hair. Wild, crazy, untamed tresses. Frizz is what happens when moisture swells the strands of hair. Apparently, about 3 of 10 women have it. Yet, misery doesn’t love company. I long for smooth, shiny locks like my niece, Trisha, back home in the United States. When looking at photos when I was younger, it appears Ihaditgoingforafew decades. I have it now right after leaving a professional hair stylist accustomed to working with multiple hair types. If I don’t sweat or shower and double up…

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Director: Niki Caro Writers: Diane Ackerman (Book), Angela Workman (Screenplay). Rated: PG-13. Runtime: 124 minutes Release Date: 31st March 2017 Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War Reviewer: Nicholas Opolot This cheesy movie makes the perfect weekend getaway for those that really want to spend a quiet and comfortable time at home. Based on a true life event and set in the World War II era, Antonina and Jan Zabinski are your average married couple. Together, they passionately manage a zoo in the middle of nowhere in Warsaw, Poland. For a while,…

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FLY ON THE WALL: FRESHERS ARE HERE!

Perhaps you remember the time when you came in as a freshman too? The excitement, the look on your face as one gearing up for adventure, the new environment, and the freedom! It’s like they have conquered the world – that’s how they see it anyway. (Muffled giggles here – but the continuing students and staff instead see grand-greenness full on! Welcome all the same, dear freshers! Don’t mind us oldies! This edition’s excitement is not from the freshmen of the university but the ‘police freshman’. Apparently one newbie at…

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Charge your device with wireless Qi

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Wireless charging is about to become just as capable as wired charging. Qi wireless charging is a global standard to which many smartphones and devices adhere. It allows you to charge a compatible device’s battery using induction transfer, simply by placing it on top of a wireless pad – with no need for cables or adaptors. It works in a way that uses a resonant inductive coupling between the sender (the charging station) and the receiver (the mobile device). Qi platters will be transmit electricity tables so your phone starts…

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The social and economic costs of school dropouts in Uganda

RICHARD SEBAGGALA

BY RICHARD SEBAGGALA The government has committed resources to increase the number of Ugandans with the education, skills, and training needed to drive the economy to middle income level. The introduction of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) are some of the steps to achieve this goal. That notwithstanding, there is an alarming number of students who fail to join both O-level education from primary schools. The recently released Advanced level results reveal that many students do not reach this level after sitting the O-level examinations….

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