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{UAH} GUYS, I AM IN FOR MP! BRINGING POWER CLOSER TO YOU

Greetings, all UAHERS!

This is to let you know that i am taking a seat in Parliament (of Uganda) in 2021. My mind is nearly made up.

Your support of any positive kind is welcome to ease the mindmakingup process and bring the prize home-right here on the mighty UAH forum.

We all benefit from this contest which will bring on board the most mindbending and revolutionary leaders you will see in your lifetime. WE WIN OR WIN TOGETHER! YOUR WIN, YOUR POWER!

Robert Atuhairwe

{UAH} HAVE UAHERS REGISTERED TO VOTE?

The Electoral Commission (EC) has extended the Voter Register Update exercise which was meant to end today by five days-until Monday December 16, 2019.

Most members here are unregistered and so, naturally, won't vote but when they lose they will whip up a storm-RIG, RIGGING, RIGGED, RAGGED!

All those Abbeys take Besigye on a merry-go-round to nowhere. There are only two voters here including myself and Tony, and we never WASTE our votes.

Robert Atuhairwe

{UAH} Magintsky In Europe - Trouble for African despots as EU approves global sanctions against human rights abusers – PML Daily

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{UAH} PhD funding opportunities at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) is
delighted to announce opportunities for fully-funded PhD scholarships,
across a range of themes. We are looking for outstanding applicants
for ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships.
We are looking for applicants across all areas of CRESR's expertise
(see: http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr), in particular in the
following themes:


1. Environmental sustainability and energy
2. Infrastructure and cities
3. Governing families
4. Housing
5. Labour markets
6. Spatial disadvantage
7. Voluntary and Community Sector
Further information about PhD themes and how to apply can be found
here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/phd-scholarships/cresr
For an informal discussion about PhDs in CRESR please contact Dr Will
Eadson (w.eadson@shu.ac.uk<mailto:w.eadson@shu.ac.uk>)

About CRESR
A PhD in CRESR is a unique experience. Doctoral researchers are
treated as integral members of the CRESR team, located directly
alongside staff in the Centre. PhD candidates benefit from and
contribute to a thriving, collegiate research environment. CRESR has a
strong commitment to academically rich, applied policy research which
provides a particularly enriching research environment for
postgraduate scholars, providing detailed day-to-day insights to the
world of policy and practice through an academic lens.
The Centre and its members hold an enduring commitment to academic
rigour through applied interdisciplinary policy research, which has
been recognised through the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
in which CRESR's research was assessed under Unit of Assessment (UoA)
16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning:

* 81 per cent of research was rated as world-leading or
internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and
rigour
* over 50 per cent of research was rated as world leading in terms of impact
CRESR was ranked in the top quartile of UK institutions and the
highest ranked post-1992 University.

Applicants must apply by 29 January 2020.


Ed Ferrari
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{UAH} Putin said over dinner that he could destroy the US in a half-hour - Business Insider

and he did it. The damwits are like bottled nsenene like those in Uganda.

https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-said-he-could-destroy-the-us 

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{UAH} Donald Trump’s Business Plan Left a Trail of Unpaid Bills - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-business-plan-left-a-trail-of-unpaid-bills-1465504454 

Donald Trump often boasts on the presidential campaign trail that hardball tactics helped make him a successful businessman, an approach many voters say they admire. Those tactics have also left behind bitter tales among business owners who say he shortchanged them.

A review of court filings from jurisdictions in 33 states, along with interviews with business people

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{UAH} A brief history of Trump's small-time swindles

https://theweek.com/articles/783976/brief-history-trumps-smalltime-swindles 


OPINION

A brief history of Trump's small-time swindles

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Jeff Spross
President Trump
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July 11, 2018

President Trump has long claimed to be a fierce defender of the "forgotten" American. In his unsettlingly dark inauguration address, for example, Trump declared: "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. ... And I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down."

But Trump has long made a career of letting down just these sorts of Americans.

Despite his fiery rally rhetoric and over-the-top working-class bluster, Trump's hypocrisy on this score has always been gobsmackingly obvious, since in his former life as a real estate tycoon he left a long trail of small businesses and independent contractors feeling bilked or burned.

Granted, fights between developers and contractors over payments are not uncommon in the construction and real estate business. But consultants and lawyers in the industry say that Trump's tactics — like using last-minute excuses to either refuse payment or renegotiate terms — were especially cutthroat and petty.

Let's take a brief (and hardly comprehensive) tour of some of the Americans left burned by the president.

1. Trump's personal driver

This is the latest entry in Trump's ledger: Noel Cintron, 59, says he worked as a chauffeur for Trump and his family for 25 years. On top of a mammoth unpaid overtime bill — 3,300 hours in the last six years — Cintron says he only got a raise twice after 2003: to $68,000 in 2006, and then to $75,000 in 2010. The second bump came with a requirement that Cintron give up his health benefits. All told, Cintron is suing Trump for at least $350,000 in damages.

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2. A Philadelphia cabinet maker

Edward Friel Jr. owned a family business that harked back to the 1940s. During the Atlantic City boom four decades later, he landed a $400,000 contract to make slot machines, bars, desks, and other furniture for Harrah's at Trump Plaza. But Trump refused to pay the final bill of around $84,000. Friel's son suspected that Trump also used his clout in the industry to block the company from getting other Atlantic City contracts. Friel had to file for bankruptcy a few years later.

3. A paint seller and event workers in Florida

After putting in long hours for a special event at Trump National Doral, a Miami resort, 48 servers had to sue for unpaid overtime. The settlements averaged around $800 per worker, but went as high as $3,000 in one case. On top of that, a paint shop owner named Juan Carlos Enriquez also sued Trump's business, claiming he never got the final payment for a paint shipment to the same resort. In 2017, after a three-year legal fight, a court found in Enriquez's favor, and ordered Trump's company to pay the final $32,000, plus $300,000 in legal fees.

4. A drapery business in Las Vegas

Back in 2007, Larry Walters got an order for over $700,000 of curtains, pillow covers, and bedspreads for Trump's hotel in Sin City. Walters said additional orders grew the job to $1.2 million, but the developer, a joint venture LLC called Trump Ruffin, only paid $553,000. Eventually, Walters responded by halting work and keeping the remaining fabric as collateral. Trump Ruffin sued, and sheriff's deputies actually showed up at Walters' business to take the fabric away. Knowing they could drag the legal fight out, Walters eventually settled for $823,000 — about $380,000 short of what he said he was owed. He closed the business in 2011.

According to court records, Walters never had a dispute with any other client.

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5. A toilet maker in Atlantic City

It was 1988 when Forest Jenkins won a $200,000 contract to install toilet partitions at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. For a modest business like Jenkins', it was a huge score. But thanks to the enormous debts Trump built up, the casino went belly up just a few years later, and the payment never came. After years of fighting in bankruptcy court, Jenkins only got $70,000 back, and was nearly ruined in the process. According to CNN, dozens of other contractors on the project went through the same ordeal.

There's plenty more, like the jewelry store owner who was strong-armed out of his kiosk in Trump Tower, or the West Palm Beach chandelier company that Trump sued to avoid paying half of a $34,000 bill. Even lawyers who helped Trump in his fights with contractors later got into payment fights with Trump himself.

Of course, not everyone who ever worked with Trump is unhappy, and he's won plenty of his legal fights. Reuters looked at over 50 court cases and liens related to Trump projects: "The majority said they were paid in full and happy to work for him but at least a dozen said they had been left out of pocket or had watched as other contractors were short-changed." A far more sweeping investigation by USA Today found Trump was involved in over 3,500 lawsuits during the last three decades. "At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings" were from contractors claiming they got stiffed. USA Today also found "24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage."

Trump says this is just business. "Let's say that they do a job that's not good, or a job that they didn't finish, or a job that was way late. I'll deduct from their contract, absolutely," Trump once said. As for Noel Cintron, Trump's longtime driver, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization said he was always "paid generously and in accordance with the law. Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court."

With these sorts of disputes, who you believe often comes down to whose integrity, honor, and moral character you have more faith in.

As to how Trump stacks up on those metrics, I leave it to readers to judge.

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{UAH} Boss stuns 200 workers by handing them a huge £8million Christmas bonus

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{UAH} WAR IS THE EPITOME OF FAILURE- ABIY AHMED ALI

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{UAH} MPs, Ministers Disagree On Bill Seeking To Retrain Graduates & Enhance Their Employability

MPs, Ministers Disagree On Bill Seeking To Retrain Graduates & Enhance Their Employability

MPs and Ministers have disagreed on the National Graduate Scheme Bill, 2018, a privately sponsored Bill seeking to place graduates to public and private institutions for training and enhance their employability.  

The Bill was tabled by Waira Kyewalabye Majegere (Ind. Bunya County East) in January this year.

It seeks to provide the mechanism of bridging the gap between university education and employment opportunities, and to provide a mechanism through which patriotism, volunteerism, discipline and professional attributes can be implemented. 

Presenting the Report of the Committee on Gender about the Bill, committee Chairperson, Alex Ndeezi (NRM, PWD Central) said that there is need to emphasize the scheme as a service with several voluntary schemes.  

He also observed that the Bill is silent on stipend allowance for graduates to cover their lunch and transport. 

"The committee recommends that graduates be provided a stipend allowance of at least Shs370,000 per month," he said. 

 Rosemary Nauwat (Ind.  Amudat District) said that the programme will boost the confidence of graduates thereby increasing their employability. 

 James Waluswaka (NRM, Bunyole West) advised government against politicizing the programme saying that it should benefit all graduates. 

Minister of State for Health, Sarah Opendi, however raised concern over the recommendation to pay graduates a stipend, saying that the internship programme for medical doctors has faced challenges with interns striking and demanding for better pay. 

"Even if this is supposed to be voluntary, we have over 4,000 graduates and I know that over time, they will demand for pay because they will be providing service to institutions. We need to be clear on this and I would have appreciated if Ministry of Public Service is here and provide professional advice," she said. 

Minister of State for Primary Education, Rosemary Seninde, called for more research on the graduate scheme programme. 

"If these graduates are placed in public or private institutions, the government will be compelled to pay the stipend from the consolidated fund. But under what law shall we compel the private institutions to pay the graduates," she said.

She added that the Bill segregates because it caters only for university graduates, leaving out certificate and diploma holders.  

"I do not support the Bill and this is the genuine concern of Ministry of Education and government," she said. 

Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Janat Mukwaya, withdrew her support for the Bill arguing that it deviated from her understanding. 

Mukwaya added that the object of the Bill is not clear because it includes promoting national service together with acquiring employment skills which will not be practical in implementation.   

"I request that we are given more time. I supported him because he is making a political point but implementation of the Bill in this form is not possible," Mukwaya said. 

The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah directed the Ministers to meet with the mover of the Bill and the committee chair to harmonise their positions.

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{UAH} AFRICAN TIME

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{UAH} In Boris Johnson's view, migrants can't do anything right -

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{UAH} Trump pays up after admitting he used charitable foundation as piggy bank

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{UAH} Telecoms to sell 20% shares

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{UAH} 11 remanded to Luzira over police officer's murder - Daily Monitor

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{UAH} Malaba

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{UAH} UK VOTE DOWN TO THE WIRE POLLS VERY TIGHT

British PM seeks Brexit breakthrough as polls tighten

 

Robin MILLARD

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AFP•December 10, 2019

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Boris Johnson drives a Union flag-themed JCB, with the words "Get Brexit Done" inside the digger bucket, through a fake wall emblazoned with the word "GRIDLOCK", during a general election campaign event

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Boris Johnson drives a Union flag-themed JCB, with the words "Get Brexit Done" inside the digger bucket, through a fake wall emblazoned with the word "GRIDLOCK", during a general election campaign event (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

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London (AFP) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Tuesday to demolish three years of stalemate over Brexit, as Britain's political leaders geared up for a frantic final day of general election campaigning.

Johnson ploughed a British flag-themed digger, marked "Get Brexit done", through a styrofoam wall with "gridlock" written on it, in a bid to ram home his core message in time for Thursday's snap vote.

Johnson's centre-right Conservatives have been consistently ahead in the opinion polls but YouGov's final survey of the campaign predicted they were set only for a narrow majority -- with the race tightening.

The pollsters' seat projection put the Conservatives on course for a relatively slender 28-seat majority in parliament's 650-member lower House of Commons -- down from a comfortable 68 forecast by YouGov on November 27.

Johnson's current Conservative minority government hopes to secure a majority that would let him pull Britain out of the European Union by the end of next month.

The new poll forecast that the Conservatives would take 339 seats (up 22 on the last general election in 2017), with the Labour main opposition on 231 (down 31).

The Scottish Nationalists are on course for 41 seats, up six, while the Liberal Democrats are set for 15 seats, up three.

YouGov interviewed approximately 100,000 panellists over the past seven days.

But it warned that the final number of Conservative seats could be between 311 -- hung parliament territory -- and 367.

- Last push -

The main party leaders prepared to criss-cross the country on Wednesday in a last-ditch pitch for votes.

"However you voted in the EU referendum, your priorities have been ignored over the last three years whilst parliament has been in gridlock -- unable to focus on the issues that matter to you, because it was so busy arguing with itself about Brexit," Johnson said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sought Tuesday to exploit the Conservatives' perceived weakness on state healthcare and divert attention from his own mixed messages on Brexit.

But his push to narrow the poll gap was not helped by a leaked recording in which Labour's own health spokesman called the left-wing party's prospects "dire".

Story continues

"It's abysmal out there," Jonathan Ashworth said in a recording published by a right-wing website.

"They can't stand Corbyn and they think Labour's blocked Brexit."

Ashworth told the BBC the tape was real but he was speaking in jest.

Nonetheless, the Conservatives are worried about how Thursday could go.

An internal memo published by The Daily Telegraph newspaper warned that just 40,000 votes in 12 constituencies could see leftist Corbyn become Britain's next premier.

- Health service battleground -

Corbyn believes he can reach those voters by focusing on the state-funded National Health Service.

Labour claimed that nearly 4,700 deaths between October 2018 and November 2019 could be attributed to "patient safety incidents" caused by NHS staffing constraints.

"I blame the government that has underfunded our NHS," Corbyn told supporters in central England.

Labour accuses Johnson of abandoning the principle of free treatment for all by secretly plotting to open up the NHS to pharmaceutical giants in a new trade deal with US President Donald Trump.

Both Johnson and Trump deny the claims.

Surveys show the NHS being almost as important to voters as Brexit itself.

They also point to a general mistrust of Corbyn's non-committal position on Brexit and frustrations over the Conservatives' handling of the NHS.

Johnson has campaigned on his government's determination to "get Brexit done" and honour the result of the seismic 2016 referendum on EU membership.

Analysts suggested Labour's ability to keep the focus on health and other social issues could be vital for their prospects.

"This kind of last-minute thing, that really does ram home Labour's core message, at this point could nudge a few people in certain vital constituencies to vote Labour," University of Nottingham Professor Steven Fielding told AFP.

"It could be the difference between a majority Conservative government and a hung parliament."

The Britain Elects poll aggregator puts the Conservatives on 43 percent, Labour on 33 percent, the Lib Dems on 13 percent, and the Greens and the Brexit Party on three percent each.

EM         -> { Trump for 2020 }

On the 49th Parallel          

                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
Kuungana Mulindwa Mawasiliano Kikundi
"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

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