England 58 all out as New Zealand dominate first Test in Auckland

Cricket|Latest scorecard First Test, Eden Park, Auckland (day one of five) England 58: Overton 33*; Boult 6-32, Southee 4-25 New Zealand 175-3: Williamson 91* New Zealand lead by 117 runs Scorecard England were bowled out for 58 – their sixth lowest total – as New Zealand dominated day one of the first Test. Playing their first Test since losing the Ashes 4-0 in Australia, England slipped to 27-9 before being dismissed in 20.4 overs at Eden Park, Auckland. Trent Boult took 6-32 and Tim Southee 4-25 as five batsmen made ducks, equalling…

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Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

The Maldives has lifted a 45-day state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen to annul a Supreme Court ruling that had overturned criminal convictions against nine opposition leaders. In a statement on Thursday, the president’s office said Yameen lifted the emergency “in an effort to promote normalcy” despite there still existing a “diminished threat to national security”. Under the emergency, security forces arrestedformer President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Yameen’s half-brother, as well as two Supreme Court judges and a top judicial administrator on charges of trying to topple the government. All four were charged with…

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60 Accounting Officers to be Sacked

At least sixty Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks are likely to lose their jobs for failing to account for funds given to their districts. The affected accounting officers are accused of failing to comply with the timelines for submitting Quarter one and Quarter two Budget performance reports for the financial years 2017/2018 and budget framework papers for the financial years 2018/2019 in line with the Public Finance Management Act 2015. The deadlines for submitting the reports were October 31, 2017, January 31, 2018, and November  15, 2017, respectively. On…

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Over 300 people get free dental medical treatment in Kabale

Over 300 people from Kyanamira sub county Kabale district have been diagnosed and given free dental treatment at a free medical camp that is ongoing at Nyabushabi primary school, Kabale district. The three day medical camp that will end today was organized by former Ndorwa East Member of Parliament aspirant, Grace Ankunda Bekunda, in collaboration with Kids of Africa, an orphanage organization operating from Entebbe and Devine Dental Clinic in Ntinda Kampala. The services offered included, dental examination and cleanings, digital x-rays, porcelain veneers, crowns, fillings, teeth whitening, gum treatment,…

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Tooro Kingdom formulates a land policy to manage its vast resources

Tooro Kingdom has formulated a land policy aimed at managing the kingdom’s vast resource. The policy comes at a time, when the kingdom is demanding its properties from the central government. The properties, which include buildings and land, are located in Kabarole, Kamwenge, Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts. Others are in Kasese and Bundibugyo, areas that were formerly under Tooro Kingdom. The objective of the policy is to economically utilize the land for food production and development projects. The policy is also in line with the 1995 constitution, 1998 land…

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Heavy downpour paralyse transport, businesses and destroys property In Muhanga

Transport and Business were yesterday March 19 afternoon paralyzed in Muhanga Town Council of Rukiga district, following a heavy downpour that triggered floods. Buildings around the town council were submerged in flooding waters forcing residents, to seek shelter in nearby hills. Bags of sorghum, maize flour, cement and beans, furniture, electronic appliances among other goods in shops and hardwares were swept away by floods. Some of the businesses that were greatly affected include; Muhanga Cosmetics Center, Divine Hotel, Kanyabweera Hardware, Tian B studio, Masters Electronics and offices for Kalita Transporters…

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Fire Razes Down Over 25 Wooden Kiosks In Kisoro

Property worth millions of shillings has today been destroyed in a fire that gutted Cyanika Town Council in Kisoro District at the border with Rwanda. The fire razed down over 25 wooden kiosks. The Cyanika trading centre chairman, Gershom Barore Nombe, says that the fire that begun at around 11.5am, suspected to have started in one of the tea restaurants. Gideon Murasira, one of the traders, said that he has lost property worth 8 million shillings in his retail shop. The Kisoro district LC5 Chairman, Abel Bizimana, describes the incident…

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Five foreign based Uganda Cranes players report for national duty

A couple of Uganda Cranes foreign based players are in the country in preparation for the international friendly matches lined up. Yeovil Town defender Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi arrived on Monday afternoon to join St George’s goalkeeper Robert Odongkara who did not return to Addis Ababa after the Ethiopian club played with KCCA on Saturday in the CAF Champions League. Al Ahed right back Dennis Iguma is also in the country. The latest arrivals are; Buildcon forwards Fahad Bayo and Hood Kaweesa who arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday…

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Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital

Thousands of civilians are fleeing a town in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital, Damascus, as government forces advance. State television showed pictures of men, women and children carrying bags leaving the town of Hamouria, which has come under intense bombardment. It is the biggest exodus from the enclave since the military stepped up an offensive to retake it last month. At the same time, 25 Lorries carrying food aid entered the town of Douma. The International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC has said that the aid…

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Rukiga district council resolve to register and license money lenders

Rukiga district council yesterday unanimously resolved to register and license money lenders, as a way of protecting borrowers from being defrauded. Speaking during the council session at Rukiga district council hall Mparo, the Committee Chairperson for Health, Education, and Community Based Services Committee, Eddie Mugisha said that the committee recommended to the council that money lenders be registered and licensed, because locals have been losing money to them in terms of expensive interests. Mugisha was backed by the District Male Youth Councilor, Michael Kwarikunda Mbareba.  Kwarikunda said that licensing money…

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