The rules of buttoning a suit jacket

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Very often men find themselves in the dilemma of what they are expected to do with the buttons of their suit jackets. They are torn between buttoning them or not buttoning them. They wonder when to leave them open and when to fasten then up. The vast majority of men who violate these rules do so because they do not wear a suit regularly. But the rules are actually very simple.  All you need to note is the number of buttons that are on your jacket. There…

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Movie review: Fist  Fight

Reviewed by: Nicholas Opolot Director: Richie Keen Written by: Van Robichaux (Screen play) Evan Susser (Story) Rating: PG-13 Release Date: 17th February 2017 Genre: Comedy Runtime: 91 minutes Although Fist Fight may not turn out to be our blockbuster movie of the month, I hasten to add that in case you need to laugh out loud until your lungs hurt, it is your go-to-movie. It is the perfect comic relief, different from other cliché ones that distract us from enjoying and appreciating the small things in life because it has…

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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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Movie Review: Me before you

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Genre: Drama Directed by: Thea Sharrock Written by: Jojo Moyes Runtime: 110 minutes Reviewer: Nicholas Opolot Me Before You is a romantic drama starring Louisa Clark ‘Lou’ as Emilia Clarke, and Will Traynor as Sam Claflin. Sam is depicted as a successful businessman in his mid-30s. His lifestyle is fabulous, rich and flashy, owing to his obscenely rich aristocratic family ties. He lives in a plush apartment, and has a drop-dead diva for a girlfriend. With his well-paying job in London, Sam seems to have it all. But by a…

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Lawyers’ fun night thrills

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BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT On November 10, all roads led to Nkoyoyo Hall for the lawyers’ fun night. Organised by the Uganda Christian University Law Society, the event attracted both current and former law students, as well as students from other courses. The theme and the hashtag of the night was the ‘lawyers must tip’, and indeed the energetic performances from the various performers liven up the crowds. UCU alumni like Brian Kiira, the former Law Society president, and Leon Amutuheire attended the event. The first performance came from Afrie (soloist),…

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Arua Campus cultural gala postponement

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Uganda Christian University Arua Campus cultural gala was last week unexpectedly postponed due to poor planning on the side of the guild government. The event, originally set for November 13, was moved a day ahead at the last minute. Mungusi Tubali, the acting guild secretary and minister of agriculture and environment, informed The Standard that the gala being the first of its kind, the guild met a number of glitches in the planning process. “The budget was drawn on time but the process of approving the…

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Handbag selection – the golden rules

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The truth is there is a handbag for every woman, and every occasion. So, I cannot say what a perfect handbag looks like, without defining a particular lady and her style. I wish I could say that it should be a certain shape, a certain size and a certain colour but that would be unrealistic, AGATHA MUHAISE writes “I want a bag with colours that are not hard to match,” says Bridget. “I only buy leather handbags,” says Gift.            “If a bag has no popular…

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Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

Movie: Reviewed by: Brian Bwengye Director: Mira Nair Genre: Biography, drama, sport Release date: October 7, 2016 (Uganda) Top cast: Lupita Nyongo as Harriet Nakku, Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi and David Oyelowo as Robert Katende Director Mira Nair returns to Uganda once again, three decades after she made Mississippi Masala. While Mississippi Masala centred on a middle-class Indian- Ugandan family forced into exile by Idi Amin, the Queen of Katwe is an inspirational biopic set in the slums of Uganda. Although Queen of Katwe is a much better film, most people do not see…

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