Archive for October, 2013

Shawn Mubiru

Shawn Mubiru

Today i was invited at the Uganda Boxing Union and Big Strikers International Press Conference that was unveiling Mogas Uganda’s National Boxing Championship due to take place tomorrow and also sponsored by NTV Uganda. The press conference was graced by almost all journalists representing media houses across the industry from Print to electronic. I was pleased to exchange thoughts with journalists like Phillip G Corry of Kawowo, Odongo Alfred of NTV Uganda, Stephen Bwire Ouma, secretary general Uganda Journalists Union and many others.

Although our federations have a lot of politics and wrangles amidst managing and administering to the sport, at the end of the day Uganda Boxing Union and Big Strikers International deserved not the kind of sabotage they are facing from another boxing parallel body in the country (Uganda Professional Boxing Council). Big Strikers International and Uganda Boxing Union had invited the President of World Boxing Union and Franco Botha who were supposed to be in the country for tomorrow’s event.

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Shawn Mubiru

Shawn Mubiru

The brand of politics that we are accustomed to is one where political opponents cannot talk to each other. I believe that if this goes on beyond most of our life span, we will continue to nurture a nation that is full of hatred and hence unity a dream far off. Maturity in politics calls for sacrifice of personal ego, ambitions and selfishness, we need to learn that we are all striving to build a better Uganda where all are free, happy, and peaceful yet we can live in harmony.

Our political parties are vehicles or platforms that are meant to be used to propel our political beliefs or call them ideologies that should point in one direction of putting country first hence serving the citizens of this great nation called Uganda.

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Dr. Myles Monroe

Dr. Myles Monroe

In his speech at Serena Kampala Hotel, Dr. Myles Monroe said; “The work of government is not to create jobs, but to create an environment for people to develop their own work,” I am blazing with a NO! Just recently in United States of America, the federal government did shutdown business and many federal employees were asked to go back home until a budget.

With due respect, Dr. Myles Monroe’s statement is misleading to Ugandans that were in attendance and those who read his words in the dailies. Governments are the biggest employers of private and public sectors. While as, most jobs are not created by the government, it is the employer of both the private and public sectors. On addition to creating jobs, it creates an environment in which innovation can flourish and jobs can be created by the private.

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SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, today announced the introduction of the SnapLogic Integration Cloud, the industry’s fastest integration platform as a service (iPaaS). SnapLogic’s Winter 2014 release addresses the “Integrator’s Dilemma” by eliminating the need to choose between multiple tools for data and application integration, ensuring companies can instantly access and stream their data, regardless of its location, type and size.

“In the 1,000 application enterprise and an API economy, integration has to run at the speed of the cloud,” said Gaurav Dhillon, founder and CEO of SnapLogic. “The dilemma for enterprise IT organizations is that their legacy integration technologies were built before the era of big data, social, mobile and cloud computing and simply can’t keep up. With every release, SnapLogic is focused on delivering faster, more agile application, process and data integration in a single cloud platform.”

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Top power industry players and government officials from across Africa and abroad are set to converge in Cape Town from 17 – 19 March 2014, for the second POWER-GEN Africa and inaugural DistribuTECH Africa exhibition and conference.

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Shawn Mubiru

Shawn Mubiru

Their revolution started with bank robberies, and when they usurped power they sold off the same banks to themselves which they are running on high interests. The writing is on the wall that they went in those bushes for self transformation and liberation. The ordinary Ugandan has survived amongst all challenges that are social, political and economic. Survival cannot be a long term process, Ugandans need to reinvent themselves by first rejecting survival in this country. We must demand for what belongs to us.

The new revolution must rally around Ugandans re-positioning our mindset to one that will demand for better leadership not ruler-ship, we have been ruled for a long time it is time to have a man or woman who can lead from within and command from behind the voices of the people not front of their voices.

Once we do appreciate that it is within our power to determine affairs in our country, then we must understand that our demands must be heard and our mandate must be accounted for by those we empowered to speak, act and perform on our behalf. The time when a man decides for over 33 million Ugandans without listening them must come to an end.

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In the search for sustainable anti-ageing active ingredients Oriflame (STO:ORI-SDB), the international beauty company selling direct, today announces significant investment in the cultivation of its own plant stem cell cultures. This innovative capability will allow Oriflame to develop powerful anti-ageing ingredients that can boost and rejuvenate ageing skin. The technique, at the leading edge of skincare science, is highly sustainable and 100% traceable. Plant stem cell technology also allows for the production of active ingredients that are completely safe and offer high purity, quality and effectiveness.

The sourcing of raw materials is of fundamental importance to Oriflame. As a company that has always respected environmental and ethical concerns, it is taking action to better manage natural resources and significantly lower its ecological footprint. Using plant stem cells carries a number of important benefits:

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