A taut, complex whodunit with a brilliantly nerve-racking climax, Noose for a Lady marked the directorial debut of German-born writer, producer and director Wolf Rilla - best known for 1960's Village of the Damned, his masterly adaptation of John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos. This rare and compelling feature, released in 1953, is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Simon Gale returns from Uganda to find his cousin, Margaret, has been convicted of poisoning her husband, and her execution is only seven days away. Refusing to believe in her guilt, Simon and Margaret's stepdaughter Jill set out to find the real killer, questioning everyone remotely connected with the dead man. As far as Simon is concerned, everyone is a suspect, and when the man who had promised him vital information is found poisoned, he believes he has solved the mystery... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDF
Young and idealistic, Tori Hogan travels to Kenya as an intern for Save the Children, intent upon doing her part to improve the lives of refugees. But the cynicism of a young African boy changes Tori’s life and sets her on a course to reconsider everything she thought she knew about helping those in need.Years later, Tori returns to Africa and embarks on a journey through Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, searching for the truth about what does and does not work in international aid. While there are glimmers of hope along the way, she discovers an aid industry mired in waste, ineffective solutions imposed by well-intentioned outsiders, and humanitarian efforts that do more harm than good.Beyond Good Intentions is both a moving story of one woman’s personal journey and an urgent call to arms to change the way we offer aid overseas. Tori’s candid reflections on international aid shine a light on our ability to improve the lives of others, often in ways we would never expect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017564/bk_adbl_017564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke. Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian, but travels on a U.S. passport. After 10 years' absence, he returns to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country's civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair allows himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless. Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He's probably broke now, but he remains, at 36, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago. Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies at the back of it all, Adriko's stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko's fiancée, a grad student girl named Davidia from Colorado. Together the three set out to visit Adriko's clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland - but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others. Shadowed by Interpol, the Mossad, and MI6, Nair gets mired in lust and betrayal in a landscape of frighteningly casual violence as he travels with Adriko and Davidia, gets smuggled into a war zone, gets kidnapped by the Congo Army, and is terrorized by a self-proclaimed god ruling over a dying village. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Adriko, Nair, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness. A high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world, Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001875/bk_aren_001875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The study is about resource planning and allocation with emphasis on Higher Education in Uganda. The study is more focused on policy implications and attempts to establish who gains most from current Education financing policy in Uganda. The study adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in examining the main issue investigated, benefits from theory and practice to support the line of argument. In the study, different income groups are looked at to assess policy impact on all including those from, low, middle and higher income backgrounds. It also compares regions of same and different levels of development such as in, Asia, South America and Africa especially those with higher economic achievement and education systems to generate appropriate learning experiences. Important arguments relevant to the issue investigated from classical and contemporary scholars in economics of education are contrasted with evidence from research on returns to investments in basic and higher education to support the line of argument considering social and private benefits expected in light of resource scarcity as appropriate to Uganda for policy recommendations.
Rice growing is dominant in the eastern parts of Uganda. The contribution of farm resources to rice production as well as the returns to resources and their management remains unknown. The book examines land management practices with specific emphasis on crop rotation and bush fallowing and goes further to analyse problems created by dominance of land ownership by men.The book further reveals that family labour is a dominant resource with high returns. The book recommends that production should be directed towards commercialisation of rice though investment in capital by small-scale rice farmers is still limited. Production of rice is characterised by high costs implying that the revenue generated is paid to the variable and fixed inputs, leaving a negative residual to the farmer. Therefore,increasing rice production in the shotrun will generally be achieved by putting more male labour and fertilisers to use. Given that rice production is done under low-input farming systems, interventions such as row planting and use of ox-plough is required. Furthmore, improved provision of credit and education services should be ensured for sustainable rice production.
In this book we estimate the economic returns to education in Uganda. In order to overcome the self-selection issue we use father's education as a source of exogenous variation in completed years of schooling. Our findings suggest that the there is little (if anything) bias in the conventional OLS estimates. The estimated returns to education are 5.8%. We then provide different specifications of the original model to measure the differential impact of schooling for different sub--groups of the population. From our analysis the following facts emerge. First, women have higher returns to education than men. Second, the returns to education are higher in the urban areas and in the public sector. Finally, older cohorts have higher returns to education.
This publication is on a study that investigated the effect of the e-Tax System on the service quality with the Uganda Tax collection Agency as a case study. The research focused on the clients who use the e-Tax system for paying taxes and other related services. The study, investigated the effect of the introduction of the e-tax system on the quality of service to the taxpayers. The specific areas investigated where the effect of electronic assessments, the effect of electronic filing of tax returns, and the effect of electronic payments on service quality. Primary data was collected from a sample of 100 users of the e-tax system in Uganda. This publication contains the findings and recommendations from the data that was collected.