A 19 year old man Kawele Abdul who killed his brother in a ritual sacrifice to get rich in Mukono district in 2015 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Kawele has been sentenced by high court Judge Margret Mutonyi after she found him guilty of murder.
He was convicted alongside his elder brother Ndide Halida and a traditional doctor Senfuma Andul who has since passed on after committing suicide.
Earlier on the same judge sentenced Halida to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to the offense while Senfuma commited suicide by running into a moving vehicle when they were being arrested.
While sentencing him the judge ruled that the sentence was to serve as a deterrent to people who engage in human sacrifice to enrich themselves.
The victim Ibrah Nbarangu was 24 years old by the time he was sacrificed.
They committed the offense on the 10th of October 2015 in Busukuma Wakiso district.
They are said to have taken the victim at river Rwajari in Goma Mukono district were they stabbed him to death in a ritual sacrifice to enrich themselves.
Former first lady Michelle Obama revealed during a candid conversation that her husband wore the same tuxedo for all eight years of his presidency during state dinners.
The mother-of-two shared the enlightening tidbit during her appearance at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on Tuesday.
The 53-year-old Chicago native noted how she was photographed and scrutinized year in and year out for the dresses and accessories she sported for state dinners as they were highly publicized events.
But she said the former president easily got away with wearing the same outfit every year to state dinners.
‘This is the unfair thing — you talk about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — no matter what we do, he puts on that same tux,’ she said.
‘Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace — they didn’t comment that for eight years he wore the same tux, same shoes.’
She continued, ‘And he was proud of it too. He’s like, ‘Mmm, I’m ready. I’m ready in 10 minutes. How long did it take you?’ I’m like, ‘Get out of here.’ ‘
The Harvard Law School graduate also shared the story behind the viral photo of her adjusting his bow tie just before they welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan during a state visit in September 2015 to the White House.
She recalled that while waiting to greet the Chinese president and his wife at the North Portico of the White House, they were being photographed by ‘about 100 press people’.
‘So we’re standing there waiting for the cars to roll in … and I was bored,’ she admitted.
‘So I sort of thought, let me make sure my husband looks good.’
During the private Q-and-A session with Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, the former first lady also discussed several issues, including diversity in tech, STEM education, innovation and leadership.
‘We (in the U.S.) have been teaching math and science the same way for too long,’ Obama said. ‘How do we get them to loves these topics at (ages) 10 and 11?’
She said that the absence of girls and women in the so-called STEM fields has a deleterious affect on the tech industry.
‘I’m very passionate about girls education, and we still have a long way to go on equality and access,’ Obama stated.
‘We have to teach young girls they are smart and can compete.’
Trucker-turned-fitness-instructor Siphiwe Baleka is sleeping better and getting his body in shape for the long haul. The founder of Fitness Trucking discovered his niche training truck drivers to get in shape and improve their health.
Devastated after failing to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials when he was a competitive swimmer at Yale University, Baleka dropped out of school and spent the next 15 years traveling the world. In 2008, the athlete became a long-haul truck driver. The job allowed him to make a steady income while satisfying his urge to travel. But the sedentary occupation caused the former swimmer to put on 15 pounds in just two months.
“For most of my life I was very fit and [had] great abs,” Baleka told NBC News BETTER. “[I] would look in the mirror [and] was very proud of my body. Now all of a sudden I’ve got love handles.'”Trucker-turned-fitness-instructor Siphiwe BalekaBrooke Partridge
To get back in shape, the trucker worked out at rest stops, gas stations and parks on his downtime.
“I started to think, ‘Hey, there is a fitness and nutrition program for everyone in America except long-haul truck drivers,” he said.
Getting back in shape inspired Baleka to found Fitness Trucking, an award-winning fitness program for truck drivers. Baleka knew from experience that truckers are faced with a unique set of challenges. According to him, not only are they sedentary for long periods of time, but they lack one of the most vital components of a healthy metabolism: sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends between 7 and 9 hours of sleep for adults. Truckers are among the country’s most sleep deprived, getting less than five hours a night on average, according to Baleka.
“You have all these severe limitations and restrictions and with your schedule always changing it throws off your circadian rhythms, [which] has an effect on your hormone production and in particular the hormones that regulate your metabolism,” explained the fitness instructor.
The hormones that regulate hunger are produced while we sleep, according to Baleka. When you don’t get enough sleep, you don’t get enough of the hormones that maintain a healthy, efficient metabolism, he explained.
“Ultimately the result is the circadian rhythms are disrupted, the hormone production is thrown out of whack, and drivers literally lose the ability to regulate their metabolism or their hunger,” he said.
The sleep-deprived put on pounds as these hormonal imbalances throw the metabolic system out of whack, causing them to overeat or skip meals entirely, Baleka said.
Six Steps to Rev Up Your Metabolism While You Sleep
According to the former trucker, you can speed up your metabolism by taking the right steps to improve your night-time habits.
1. Track your sleep
Baleka recommends purchasing a wearable sleep tracker that can help you track your sleep and measure fatigue levels throughout the day.
“Just by being aware of them, you can start to correct and normalize them,” he explained.
2. Create a sleep routine
Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning establishes a routine for a normal sleep pattern, Baleka said.
“You want to set a routine where you condition your body ahead of that time to know that that’s what’s coming,” he instructed.
3. Power off electronic devices an hour before bedtime
Light-stimulation from electronic devices trick the body into thinking it’s still daylight, according to Baleka. He said it’s important to wean yourself off about an hour before bed.
“The light stimulation is one of the things that can cause people to have difficulty falling asleep. So by turning off the electronic stuff you’re not exposing yourself to those light rays that can keep you up,” he said.
4. Respect the sleep environment
Baleka recommends a zero-electronics policy in the bedroom.
“Take the electronic stuff out of your bedroom and only use your bed for sleeping or sex,” he advised.
5. Keep a book on your nightstand
The fitness instructor recommended a cup of camomile tea —known for its calming effects —and reading a book before hitting the sack.
“For a lot of people you can get one to two pages into a book and you’re knocked out,” he said.
6. Keep it consistent
“You do all of [these steps] and you do them consistently, you will train your body [to think] ‘Hey, when I enter this environment, that’s the signal for me to go to sleep,'” Baleka concluded.
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people’s risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows the risk comes within the first week of using the drugs.
The study doesn’t mean that everyone should avoid taking the pills to treat headaches, lower fevers and reduce aches and pains, but does suggest people who know they have a bigger-than-average heart attack risk should avoid long-term use and high doses, the researchers said.Ibuprofen NBC News
The study involves drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS for short. They include ibuprofen, sold under brand names like Advil or Motrin; naproxen, like Aleve; as well as prescription arthritis drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex.
Tylenol, known generically as acetaminophen, is not an NSAID. The researchers did not look at aspirin, another NSAID commonly prescribed to lower heart attack risk that works in a slightly different manner.
The study also looked at Vioxx, a prescription drug pulled from the market in 2004 after it was shown to raise the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Michèle Bally of McGill University and colleagues pooled all the studies they could find on NSAIDs and heart attacks. They settled on data covering 446,000 people using NSAIDs, including 385,000 who did not have heart attacks, known medically as myocardial infarctions.
“By studying 61,460 myocardial infarction events in real-world use of NSAIDs, we found that current use of a NSAID is associated with a significantly increased risk of acute myocardial infarction,” they wrote in their report, published in the British Medical Journal.
The risk started within a week and it did not grow with longer use, they found. But the study doesn’t show just how much someone’s risk of having a heart attack is increased.
“This was observed for all traditional NSAIDs, including naproxen,” they added.
Using more than 1,200 mg a day of ibuprofen and 750 mg a day of naproxen was especially dangerous, they found. As expected, Vioxx was especially dangerous.
It’s been less than three months since Whatsapp introduced its Snapchat copycat stories feature, and it already has 175 million users thanks to its massive numbers as compared to the competition. This comes as no surprise as Whatsapp has more than 1 billion users around the world. And, looks like Facebook’s strategy of Xeroxing Snapchat’s entire suite of products is having a positive effect — which has resulted in a halt Snapchat’s growth worldwide.
Snapchat has only enjoyed a favorable audience mainly in the US leaving the international audience out of it’s target market. This means when WhatsApp introduced the Stories feature, relatively few international users had been exposed to the stories format before, it seemed reasonable that it could prove popular in WhatsApp. Facebook’s announcement today during an earnings call confirms that, for now at least, it appears to be working.
Its clear that Snapchat faces a strong challenge from Facebook, and the future of the company is uncertain given that it recently issued its IPO. And by February, Snapchat had 161 million daily users.
You were born poor, but if you die poor you have yourself to blame. Before you finish reading this article, at least 8 out of 10 people will have done something that contributes to their future poverty. Only 2 out of 10 will have done what is required to remain prosperous in the future. The question you need to ask yourself today is, “I’m I among the lucky 2 or the not-so-lucky 8?”
Here are 6 habits that could easily draw your route-map to a life of perpetual poverty.
1.You focus on linear income instead of passive income
Most people focus on linear income in the name of salary, allowances and one-off payments. Wise men on the other hand focus on passive income in the name of royalties, interest rates, value addition and profit.
Relying on linear income is similar to using buckets to fetch water from the river. With time, you’ll get too old and too tired to transport them to and fro and that means you’ll have to starve for as long as you don’t go to the river.
bucketsRelying on passive income on the other hand is similar to building a pipeline. It may require a lot of work at the beginning but with time, you’ll no longer have to go to the river to get water – the river will come to you and you’ll not starve.
This is the most fundamental principal of wealth creation that most (including you) are oblivious about.
2.You’re still waiting to start your journey of success
Everyone wants to succeed but very few people are willing to step into the cold waters. Do you see the problem here? In the history of the world, no marathon race has ever been won (or even finished) by someone who never left the starting line.
As you’re stuck saying that you have no enough capital to start, someone else is busy making good use of whatever little they have.
As you’re busy lamenting that there are no business ideas, someone else is busy sharpening his innovation claws.
When you’re busy complaining about a problem in your society, someone else is busy thinking how to start a business that solves that problem.
Continue waiting at the starting line and poverty will soon find you there to keep you company.
3.When you earn more you spend more
Consistently raising your expenditure is a good way to accumulate debt and to remain stuck in the echelons of poverty. To stay out of bad debt, you will either need to find a way to earn more or spend less. The first and best option is to find ways to earn more and keep your expenditure constant.
As you know this can only be done by creating multiple streams of income and lot’s of thinking is necessary in that case.
The second option is to simply cut on unnecessary expenses. The money that is saved from these budget cuts could be used for embarking on future investment programs.
4.You complain instead of committing
“Life is too expensive”; “It’s hopeless; I’ll never get out of debt”; “I don’t earn enough money.” Have you ever uttered any of these statements before, or perhaps all of them? Old habits die hard; however, as long as you do nothing to change; then you and your coming generation have a direct ticket to the land of poverty.
Stop complaining and making lame excuses. Instead, take responsibility for your non-productive habits and focus on changing them – then do it!
5.You live for today, hoping tomorrow will care about its worries
In the 1950s a scientist from Harvard University studied the reasons for upward socio-economic mobility. He wanted to know how comes some generations get wealthier while others get poorer. All his research brought him to a single factor that he concluded was more accurate than any other thing in predicting success – he called it “The Time Pespective”.
Time perspective is basically how far you project into the future when you make a decision today. An example of a long-term perspective is when a wise family man buys land or insurance for their child, even though he or she will not need it for the next eighteen years. This is a long-term approach that involves sacrificing in the short term to assure better outcomes in the long-term.
Most people remain poor because their “time perspective” is focused on short-term goals such as meeting basic lifestyle needs, buying luxury items, paying rent etc…are you one of them?
6.You just don’t get it!
The problem is that you keep learning but you don’t get it. You’re educated but you’ve never internalized what your teachers told you. You have knowledge but you don’t want to think too hard how to use it. You’re still stuck at the starting line all along because you don’t want to start small and grow bit by bit from there. You’re still stuck in the lottery mentality hoping that one day you’ll wake up and voila! discover “the newest, incredibly easiest way to get wealth.”
Most people remain poor, not because they don’t have the knowledge. Not because they don’t read Kuza Biashara and other business-related articles. But because they don’t LEARN BY DOING. They just don’t get it!
Being wealthy and prosperous requires more than just physical ownership. It is a state of happiness, well-being while wishing the same for others. So while you are working to escape from poverty, remember to be happy along the way!
Eventually, in virtually every relationship the moment comes when the two sides stop paying attention to their choice of words and begin to push each other away using poorly thought-out phrases.
We at Bright Side decided it was time to work out how to preserve the warmth in a relationship and avoid ever letting things reach breaking point. It turns out that all you need to do is apply three simple rules of communication.
1.When speaking about your wishes, cut out “don’t“ and ”won’t.”
Elements of speech such as “don’t“ and ”won’t“ have the ability to give certain assertions a negative quality. Therefore, they’re not worth using when you talk about your wishes. Moreover, it’s often harder for your partner to understand how to act when they hear phrases like this, as their ambiguity leaves them with many different options.
Bad: “I don’t want you to control me.”
Good: ”I want you to trust me.”
2. Try to use “and“ instead of ”but.”
This rule seems simple, but you’ll actually have to spend a long time incorporating this change into your life. But it’s definitely worth it, for this one rule can reset your communication with your partner from being a duel of words to a forum for cooperation. You can see the difference for yourself:
Bad: “I understand you, but I also want you to understand me.“
Good: ”I understand you, and I also want you to understand me.”
3.Don’t spoil a compliment with negativity.
Have you noticed how some people think it wise to express their dissatisfaction even while they’re offering praise? The problem is that such individuals’ brains are wired to react with greater energy to bad things. If you want to praise someone, take extra care not to mix compliments and criticism together.
Bad: “Supper was delicious, unlike yesterday.“
Good: ”Supper was delicious, thank you!”
From time to time, we underestimate the strength of our words, and at the same time we’re too lazy to work on our speech habits. But it’s ultimately better to learn to talk in such a way that allows others to understand us than it is to deal with problems caused by misunderstanding. Wouldn’t you agree?
Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
After ranking fourth for the last two years, Norway jumped three spots and displaced three-time winner Denmark to take the title of “world’s happiest country” for the first time. Denmark dropped to second place this year, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and Sweden (which tied for ninth place), according to the latest World Happiness Report, released Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.
Denmark has won the title three of the four times the report has been issued, while Switzerland has won the title just once. The United States came in 14th place, dropping one place from last year. Other superpowers didn’t fare better than Northern Europe either.
The secret to Iceland’s happiness? It’s in the water. Germany came in 16th place for the second year, while the United Kingdom moved up four spots to 19th place and Russia moved up seven spots to 49th place. Japan moved up two spots to 51st place, while China moved up four spots to 79th place.
People in the Central African Republic are unhappiest with their lives, according to the survey of 155 countries, followed by Burundi (154), Tanzania (153), Syria (152) and Rwanda (151). Happiness is many things
Happiness isn’t just about money, although it’s part of it. Real gross domestic product per capita is one of the key measurements, said the report.
Others include generosity, a healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices and freedom from corruption, the report’s authors argued.
They said it’s a better measure of human welfare than analyzing education, good government, health, income and poverty separately.
“The World Happiness Report continues to draw global attention around the need to create sound policy for what matters most to people — their well-being,” said Jeffrey Sachs, the report’s co-editor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, in a statement.
“As demonstrated by many countries, this report gives evidence that happiness is a result of creating strong social foundations. It’s time to build social trust and healthy lives, not guns or walls. Let’s hold our leaders to this fact.”
Couples may be better off living in a “traditional” household where women do all the housework if they want to stay together, according to a report from the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science.
Norwegian researchers were interested to see how married and cohabiting men and women divided housework and childcare throughout various life stages. They analyzed two separate studies involving nearly 20,000 men and women aged 18 to 79: the study of Life Course, Generation and Gender, and the study of the Norwegian Life Course, Ageing, and Generations. Participants respectively answered questions about the division of housework and childcare; their attitudes toward gender equality; as well as other variables like life stage and social class.
The results showed 65 percent of couples equally or near-equally divided childcare, but not housework: Women reported doing all or almost all of the work in 11 percent of couples and “somewhat more of the work” in 60 percent of couples. About 25 percent of couples divided the work more equally, with younger couples, childless couples, and couples where the woman had a full-time job among those more likely to split domestic chores.
Researchers did not find an association between a traditional share of housework (women do most of the work) and a lower risk of divorce — but they did report untraditional couples had a greater risk for divorce. Men who did as much or more of the housework were more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman did most of the housework over a period of four years.
“The more a man does in the home, the higher the divorce rate,” said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled “Gender Equality At Home,” according to AFP. While researchers found no or very little cause-and-effect, they believe that the observation could be due to “modern” attitudes.
It may be traditional couples “hold a high value of marriage and a more traditional attitude towards divorce,” while untraditional couples “may hold less of a traditional or modern view of marriage, whereby marital dissatisfaction more easily leads to marital break-up,” according to the report.
“Modern couples are just that, both in the way they divide up the chores and in their perception of marriage” as being less sacred, Hansen said, stressing it was all about values. “In these modern couples, women also have a high level of education and a well-paid job, which makes them less dependent on their spouse financially. They can manage much easier if they divorce.”
Researchers said sharing equal responsibility for domestic chores doesn’t necessarily contribute to contentment, and that the lack of equality at home and quality of life was surprising. “One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families with less equality at home, but our statistics show the opposite,” Hansen said.
He said that the correlation could be because couples are happier when they have clearly-defined roles in the relationship where people aren’t stepping on each other’s toes. “There could be less quarrels, since you can easily get into squabbles if both have the same roles and one has the feeling that the other is not pulling his or her own weight,” he added.
The results from the latest survey appears to contradict a recent study carried out by researchers at Cambridge University earlier this year that found men were actually happier when sharing the housework.
The Cambridge study was based on previously collected data from 30,000 people in 34 countries. Researchers found that men had benefited the more they contributed to household chores, but researchers suggested that this could also be because they preferred a quiet life doing housework than having a disgruntled other half.
This story has been updated to include more information on study methods and conclusions.
Insomnia is excruciatingly tiring to deal with. It incapacitates you by making you unable to deal with changes — it took me 2 days to shift my schedule around so that I could have enough time last night to prepare for deep sleep. But all it took was a text message to send my mental state into anxiety, worry, depression, all at once. I laid in bed wide awake for 5 hours and towards the end, thought about how productive I could have been, if I hadn’t spent all this time lying on the bed.
When you don’t get enough sleep, you are never fully present in the moment. Tiredness looms over your whole presence. Productiveness decreases. You turn up late, or you miss meetings in the morning because that’s the time when you start to fall asleep — and you refuse to let anything get in the way. Guilt consumes you.
You feel hopeless, worthless, and cancel on anything that makes you anxious, and everything makes you anxious and annoyed, even people on the train chatting on their phones. Whenever you’re present in a class, or at a meeting, it takes you tremendous effort and courage. You feel like you’ve conquered something, until you realise that you’re putting in so much effort for something that requires minimal effort for others, and start to despair.
The emotional detriments of insomnia is an endless cycle of guilt, tiredness and hopelessness. Trying to escape drains both willpower and reputation.
Reputation, because insomnia is not an excuse, and neither is depression. Wanting to sleep is seen as lazy. Not sleeping earlier is seen as a mismanagement of time. To the working world, the dark rings under your eyes represent no more than inefficiency as a human being.
They tell you that they understand you, and give recount of that one time when they stayed up all night, not knowing you’ve been awake for 3 days straight more times than you can remember. They give advice on scented candles, and classical music, not knowing that you’ve tried even alcohol in desperation. You thank them for their good will, while they walk away wondering why you’re too stubborn to take their advice. They shake their heads at you.
But insomnia is not just insomnia. Insomnia is often a symptom of something larger that should be solved. Of health problems. Of mental discomfort. Insomnia is a symptom that aggravates the already aggravated situation. It traps you and eventually consumes you, making you question your sanity every night when you lay in bed with an overactive mind, thinking about all the mistakes in your life. It doesn’t help that insomnia has high comorbidity with depression and anxiety, all of which rides on each other to escalate the demise of your mind.
There is no easy solution to sleeplessness, because the causes are so diverse. This is a picture of what insomnia can be, and the hidden emotional costs of this debilitating condition.
“ Are you going to sleep soon? “
“ I try.”
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