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Enduring Freedom

The army will take over the Miss Uganda beauty contests in order to attract young people into the agricultural sector so as to solve problems of hunger and poverty among the youth in the country.

This was revealed by Gen Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh, the presidential adviser on military matters. “We are almost signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Uganda Foundation because we want to choose the next Miss Uganda basing on agriculture and this is intended to interest the young people into the sector,” Gen Saleh said.

Army to take over Miss Uganda beauty contest (Lilian Namagembe, Daily Monitor)

Via Barry Malone

Pic: Wikipedia

A 19 year-old Jimi Hendrix jams with a friend in 1962. Choosing military service over two years in prison after being arrested in a stolen car, Hendrix was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell Kentucky in 1961.

He was awarded an honourable discharge after a year in service on the grounds of ‘unsuitability’.


That’s right.

WAR! Another petty squabble.

In a deepening fall-out, Mr Shatter called on the Garda Representative Association (GRA) to reflect on “unfortunate” remarks made during its annual conference. Damien McCarthy, outgoing president of the GRA, which represents more than 11,000 grassroots officers, mocked the minister for recruiting soldiers during a Garda staffing freeze.


Shatter Recruits Row Rumbles On (Irish Independent)

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)