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Museveni retires seven permanent secretaries

Museveni retires seven permanent secretaries

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENT, UGANDA, WORK
Summary Mr Mugoya has been replaced by Mr Vincent Bagiire.At the time of her retirement, Ms Guwatudde is still battling charges related to irregularities in the procurement of the Covid-19 relief food during last year’s virus-induced lockdown. President Museveni has sent at least seven permanent secretaries into retirement in a new reshuffle. According to the president, the retires who include; Christine Guwatudde Kintu from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Pius Wakabi from Ministry of Agriculture, Patrick Mugoya from Foreign Affairs Ministry and Ms Jane Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament, have been retired in public interest. Others are Kivumbi Lutaaya who previously served as principal private secretary to the Vice President, Benon Mutambi from ministry of Internal Aff...
Are ultra wide monitors worth it?

Are ultra wide monitors worth it?

Computing, DIGITAL, TECHNOLOGY, WORK
An ultrawide monitor provides several benefits that enhance both work and play—but there are some drawbacks you should know about. Buying an ultra wide monitor for your PC is the most dramatic choice you can make short of purchasing a full-sized HDTV and slapping it on your desktop. Ultra wides are massive monitors that will dominate your desk and may even require a re-think of your existing office or gaming setup. They’ll also empty your wallet, with even mid-range ultra wides starting around $500. Yet there’s good reason to make an ultra wide your next monitor. Yes! An ultrawide monitor is worth it. If you just want a quick recommendation, here it is: yes! Buy an ultrawide monitor. An ultrawide monitor makes multitasking more comfortable and enhances your gaming experience ...
Statues of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth toppled in Canada

Statues of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth toppled in Canada

CANADA, CRIME, CRISIS, ENGLAND, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PROTESTS, WORK
Protesters have toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in the Canadian city of Winnipeg as anger grows over the discovery of the remains of hundreds of children in unmarked graves at former indigenous schools. A crowd chanted "no pride in genocide" before pulling down the statues of the monarchs. The action took place on Canada Day on Thursday, when traditionally celebrations take place across the country. However, many cities scrapped events this year as the scandal over the indigenous children made Canadians confront their colonial history. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the day would be "a time for reflection". Almost 1,000 unmarked graves have been found at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan that were mainly run by the...
Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

HONG KONG, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLICE, POLITICS, WORK, WORLD
Ryan Law, second from right, Apple Daily's chief editor, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion with foreign powers. Police said they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published by Apple Daily played a “crucial part” in a conspiracy with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and Hong Kong, in response to a crackdown on civil liberties in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Apple Daily has often criticised the Chinese and Hong Kong governments for tightening control over the city and walking back on promises by Beijing that the territory could retain its freedoms when it wa...
COVID-19 second wave: How to safely bring back workforce to office

COVID-19 second wave: How to safely bring back workforce to office

COVID-19, HEALTH, PEOPLE, WORK, WORLD
Recovered employees might need special considerations on resuming work The second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in India has started receding and unlock procedure in states where strict restrictions were implemented will start soon. Businesses will reopen and people will go back to their workplaces.   The threat of a third wave of infections is still looming, and as health agencies and experts have predicted, it may be much stronger with new variants affecting the younger population more than the second wave. Immunisation is slowly picking up pace but the current vaccination coverage is not encouraging. India has vaccinated (two doses) only around 3 per cent of its population so far and the rest remain vulnerable to infections. People are still...
5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

5 Ways Employers Can Support Women’s Mental Health

CHILDREN, FAMILY, HEALTH, WOMEN, WORK
Covid-19 has profoundly impacted employees’ well-being. Recent employer surveys conducted by McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare show almost a third of employee respondents have reported anxiety over layoffs or furloughs since the start of the pandemic, 28% have reported burnout, and 21% and 20% have reported stress over childcare and the health of loved ones, respectively. Though employed female respondents have been similarly likely to indicate that returning to work will have a negative impact on their mental health as their male counterparts, they are 12 percentage points more likely to report worry that they’ll have less flexibility to take breaks and set their own schedule upon return. And while most employers are aware that Covid-19 has strained the men...
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