Croatia Airlines inks deal with music record label – EX-YU Aviation News

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Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking!
Bravo Hrv….. nah I can't
Komedija, čoveče kako upropaste kompaniju kada je rukovodi svako sem školovanih avijaticarski kadrova. Dodje neki lik iz MDonalds da ti prodaje pamet o avijaciji… 😂
Kudos for the creativity in constantly finding new sources of funding unrelated to aviation.
CEO is actually giving a statement on this? The deal is so irrelevant that I would instruct my assistant to give a statement.
Why not focus on working closely with LJU airport and basing an aircraft there instead of such actions?
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry…
Virgin za siromašne
Bravo OU!
Growing the fleet, increasing number of destinations, widening european and regional network, starting long haul from which markets Croatia has two million tourists annually, connecting Slavonia and Dalmatia, Slavonia and Istria, Dalmatia and Istria twice daily, morning and evening, reducing operational costs, increasing work productivity, getting rid of excess administrative workforce, creating synergy with ZAG and making it propper hub with propper waves, trying to increase market share, working more on coastal charters, take care of carrying cargo which is almost non existent, improve, actually introduced research and marketing, and much more MISSING. Instead, we have Jugoton deal. WOW, Bravo Hrvatska!!!
haha well said
As usual, Pozdrav is very harsh but right. Very well said.
Amateri
Two dying breeds signing a deal. A record label and OU. Entirely appropriate
OU will be around for a long time to come, with the help of Taxpayer's!

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Interview: Thom Kaz debuts new music album to support veterans – Fox 10 News

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Thom Kaz, a veteran, and local Mobilian, has been busy in Las Vegas performing his high-energy hypnosis comedy show. However, Thom has changed directions and entered the world of music. He joined us here on Studio10 to tell us about what got him here, talk about some important people who influenced his journey, and also how he is working to support veterans.
BIO: Growing up in a military family that served in Japan, Mississippi, and Florida, Thom was exposed to several different genres of music that influenced his songwriting and musical style. As a kid, Thom’s father had an old reel-to-reel player and a collection of albums from legendary artists such as BB King, Elvis Presley, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, and the Four Seasons. It was those old reel-to-reel tapes that sparked Thom’s interest in music at a very young age and, as a result, they became the foundation for his own musical journey.
WhiskeyTown is an album based on Thom’s own life experiences and the stories behind the songs are just as entertaining as the songs themselves. For example, the song Outlaw in the USA is a song that talks about standing up for your rights and helping those who sacrificed to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Having a father and a brother that served over 50 years combined motivated Thom to remind our citizens that we the people have a debt to pay for the sacrifices these brave men and women gave for all of us. When you listen to that song, think about those heroes and what they did for our country.
The song Bad Man is a story about Thom meeting a homeless veteran who had lost his wife and two sons in a tragic accident, only to turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. As a result, he lost everything, and when Thom met him on a side street in Las Vegas, he didn’t see a bum asking for a handout. He saw a man that needed someone to simply show him some love and appreciation for what he had been through. After meeting the man and buying him lunch, some clothes, and a hotel room for the night, Thom remembered how grateful the man was for the opportunity to sleep in a nice, warm bed, take a shower and simply feel like someone cared about him.
In Thom’s own words, “I remember the moment I gave him the key to his room at the Palace Station Hotel where I was performing on a weekly basis. As we walked through the property, he saw my show posters and asked me why someone like me would even to stop to talk to someone like him. It was a moment that I will never forget, and as we walked upstairs together, he was crying and thanking me over and over. I told him that it was me that should be thanking him for sharing his story with me. That night, he showed up at my show wearing the new clothes I had bought him, clean-shaven and excited to be sitting in the front row as a VIP. I never saw him again after that day, but the feeling I got from helping him made me want to do it again. The truth is, it was he who inspired me, not the other way around. It was a life-changing moment for both of us and I hope that man knows what he did for me that day was open my eyes to the struggle our veterans are facing.” It was this man’s story that became the inspiration for creating the WhiskeyTown Warriors program to help our veterans by providing financial aid and support to help them overcome the challenges our veterans are facing every day.
Currently, Thom is working with his management team to tour the USA to bring his music, his message, and his mission to the masses. Thom has made a commitment to donate a portion of the proceeds from his live shows, WhiskeyTown Merchandise, and WhiskeyTown BBQ sauce to the WhiskeyTown Warriors program to help veterans with mental wellness, PTSD, and suicide prevention.
You are invited to become a part of the initiative by joining the WhiskeyTown Warriors and sharing Thom’s music and merchandise with your friends and family. Together, everyone can make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.
You can find more information, or purchase Thom’s music or BBQ sauce, on their website here.

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8 Vinyl Records That Could Be Worth Some Serious Cash – Twisted Sifter

Owning vinyl has become trendy in recent years, and the scramble to once again buy record players in the age of digital music is a conundrum, for sure.
That said, if you’ve been collecting records since before it was cool, there might be an album or two on your racks worth some serious cash.
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Please Please Me was released in a hurry on March 22, 1963, and the very first pressing – featuring gold lettering on a black label – is considered the “holy grail” for Beatles fans. It can be worth around $4200 in mint condition.
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A mishap at the pressing plant makes one version of this album average, and the other one of the most valuable records in the world.
Four songs were supposed to be replaced with newly recorded tracks, but on the mono copies, that didn’t happen for the original pressings.
There are only thought to be around two dozen of the “wrong” albums out there and a mint copy once sold for $35k.
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The original 750,000 copies of this record were recalled because the “butcher” cover didn’t go over well.
The covers were changed, but of course not everyone swapped theirs out, and the originals have sold for upwards of $15k.
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The Beatles debut album was originally self-titled, and some of them are worth quite a bit of money. If you own with with a low serial number, it might  have been gifted to the band or studio executives at one time, so check those numbers.
A copy with serial number A0000023 sold at auction for nearly $14k.
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Though none of Springsteen’s first release with Columbia Records have been known to be sold, some collectors believe they could ear around $5k apiece if they were.
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On the original version of this album cover, the dog’s genitals are on display, but RCA “got nervous” and airbrushed the final versions.
Some employees kept the original versions, and one sold for $3550 in 2003.
Since more time has passed (and so has Bowie), the rare copies would likely sell for even more now.

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The original printing of 1000 copies, in 1989, was sold to fans at Lamefest in Seattle.
Those copies are worth a couple hundred bucks, but if you’ve got a re-release with a red and white marbled LP shrink-wrapped with a blue 7-inch, it could be worth more like $1500.
There were only about 500 made.
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Between 300 and 1000 copies of this jazz record released in 1957, and if you have one that lists the label’s address as 47 West 63rd New York 23 on one side, it might be worth a bundle – one sold for over $10k on eBay.
The rest of the albums’ addresses leave off the ’23’ at the end.
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SunDub Serve Up Sunny Reggae Remedies on 'Spirits Eat Music' (ALBUM REVIEW) – Glide Magazine

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The band’s first album Burden of Love was released in 2019. It is a relentlessly positive album filled with sunny melodies. On it, you can hear a distinct influence of Bob Marley and The Wailers that is balanced by the soulful vocals of Joanna Teters.
The songs for the new album Spirits Eat Music were first written in the first weeks of lockdown in 2020. Joanna Teters had this to say about the process of the new album, “as the whole world was presented with a new reality of isolation and separation from their usual, everyday lives and routines, came this song about finding ways to feel grateful and centered, even when you are feeling constricted or challenged.” The new album was recorded in May 2021 at Lydgate Sound in Kauai, engineered and co-produced by Sidney Mills. Of the experience, singer Joanna Teters said, “The island and farm envelops its visitors with lush nature and sweet sunshine, offering a beautiful kind of inspiration that can only come from being disconnected to our everyday lives and distractions.”
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Record labels want more money from TikTok for rights to music – Washington Times

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Record labels are asking for more money in ongoing TikTok talks.
Negotiations between the social media platform and the music industry began earlier this year, and current deals are set to expire in the coming months.
Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group are all seeking a greater share of royalties. 
Early deals let TikTok pay labels a flat fee during the platform’s infancy. The contracts typically last two years and are often extended short-term during negotiations. 
For example, according to Bloomberg, the deal TikTok had with Merlin, which represents independent music labels, already expired and has been given a short-term extension.
“Record labels and publishers gave TikTok a license to monetize their catalogs while they figured out how it works. They have now figured it out,” Midia Research analyst Mark Mulligan told Bloomberg.
WMG, UMG, and SME’s deals with TikTok are set to expire in the coming months, their two-year periods close to their expiration. SME’s deal started first in Nov. 2020, followed by WMG in Jan. 2021 and UMG in Feb. 2021, according to Bloomberg.
TikTok made $4 billion in profit last year, and one label exec told Bloomberg that TikTok should be paying two to 10 times more to labels than it currently does.
“When you look at what the funnel that TikTok has, when you look at the billions of views, the rate at which the company has grown, I think there’s — we will fight and determine how our artists get paid and when they get paid in the same way that we have done throughout the industry for many, many, many years,” UMG CEO Lucian Grainge said on a third-quarter earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.
Initial projections for the 2022 TikTok’s profits labels want a part of, however, have fallen; originally pegged for $12-14.5 billion, the company is now forecasting a profit of $10 billion for the year, according to the Financial Times.
• Brad Matthews can be reached at bmatthews@washingtontimes.com.
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Bad Bunny is Apple Music's Artist of the Year for 2022 – Apple

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Bad Bunny is Apple Music’s Artist of the Year for 2022
Global recording artist Bad Bunny was announced today as Apple Music’s Artist of the Year, in acknowledgement of the musician’s artistic excellence and influence on global culture in 2022. So many of music’s biggest stars released amazing music in 2022 — one truly owned the year. Released this past May, Un Verano Sin Ti, the artist’s sixth project in four years, is Apple Music’s most streamed album of 2022 and now the biggest Latin album of all time. And beyond the eye-popping numbers, Bad Bunny has truly ushered in a seismic shift in global pop over the past few years.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the achievements of Bad Bunny, whose influence on every corner of culture could not be ignored in 2022,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “Watching Bad Bunny ascend from an Apple Music Up Next artist in 2018 to our Artist of the Year this year has been nothing short of extraordinary. We congratulate him on his record-breaking year and for continuing to bring Latin music to a massive global audience.”
“When I started, I didn’t have a global fan base,” Bad Bunny tells Apple Music in an exclusive film, out today, that gets up close and personal with the 2022 Artist of the Year. “I’m grateful for everything I’ve accomplished and everything I’ve experienced. The Latin music movement has grown so much. I would never take full credit or say, ‘It’s because of me.’ No, it’s every one of us. A whole generation. Our energy and presence is always felt.” Upon being presented with the Apple Music Award, he adds: “Thank you to Apple Music and to all the people who listen to my music every day. I’m super happy!”
Explore Bad Bunny’s meteoric rise, the music he helped revolutionize, and the historic 2022 that made him Apple’s Artist of the Year here.
Today, Bad Bunny takes over the La Fórmula playlist and handpicks his favorite tracks from Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Mora, Jhayco, and others across Apple Music. And on Apple Music 1, it’s all Bad Bunny, all day. Listeners can tune in to an array of radio content celebrating Bad Bunny — including new specials, archived programming, early career interviews, and playlists that showcase the many different sides of the artist and his historic year. Tune in at apple.co/am-1.
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Hundreds of Records and Music Collectibles at The Maplewood Record Fair – New Jersey Digest

Throughout the years, records have fallen into obscurity as the digital age of music loomed into prominence. However, to some, vinyl has remained the preferred outlet for music listening. Many prefer the crisp sound that comes with running a record on a turntable, while others prefer the aesthetics and art associated with vinyl.  Some are even opposed to digital music and streaming. Whatever it may be, the last half decade has proven that vinyl has earned its place back in our music scene. 
Elusive Sounds will be hosting their fifth annual Maplewood Record Fair on November 13 at The Woodland in the heart of Maplewood Village. For nearly a century, the revival-style mansion has been the hub for Maplewood’s robust cultural and civic life. The Township of Maplewood has dedicated The Woodland to serve as a venue for cultural, recreational and educational events. The fair will feature over 30 vendors and 40 tables of vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, toys, comics and much more. Clearly, the passion for vintage collectibles extends beyond just music. 


Vendors such as No Idols will carry early punk and hardcore records for just $5. There are bound to be some serious gems for any lovers of music. Who knows, maybe you will find that one deep cut you have always been searching for.

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The Maplewood Record Fair will also feature vegan food vendors, baked goods and more. 
Admission is just $3 for all adults, as well as free for anyone under 18 years old. This event is the perfect opportunity for vinyl aficionados and those who are looking to dip their toes into the world of records. The Maplewood Record Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and early access at 9 a.m. is available for $6— come early and don’t miss out. 
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Reshaping love: Folk duo Libby & Cal release new music album – Kitchissippi Times

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A new album by Ottawa-based folk duo Libby & Cal is reshaping the musical conversation around love.
Released on Oct. 29, If You’ve Given Up on Love, then Let’s Call It Something Else explores “alternative” forms of love. The duo sings about non-monogamy, LGBTQ+ representation, and unhappy relationships.
Autoharpist and vocalist Libby Hortop wrote most of the music on the album. She said she was inspired by pop songs that portray love as a fairy tale, because they don’t reflect her lived experiences.
“We have progressed as a society in the way we view romantic and sexual relationships, but pop music seems to be lagging behind,” Hortop said.
Rather than treating her songs as a personal diary, she creates characters to express her feelings through metaphor. In “Fixed It,” she uses two characters to poke fun at the different household expectations for men and women.
According to Hortop, women are expected to take care of everything around the house with little recognition, while men are often celebrated for fixing small things like lightbulbs.
Vocalist and 12-string guitarist Cal Tranner took a similar candid approach to songwriting. For their new hit “Adèle”, he wrote about the affair that made his marriage fall apart.
“That’s a very personal song for me, even though the words sort of disguise what’s going on,” Tranner said.
Libby & Cal also collaborated with other local artists, including Hintonburg resident and cellist Marion Arthur. Known more commonly as Mea the Creative Cellist, Arthur found her experience with the duo challenging but rewarding.
“I am honoured to be able to lend my creative voice to such a unique musical project,” Arthur said over email. “As someone who has never quite ‘fit in’ with normative expressions of love, I very much resonate with (their) messages.”
Music has always been a part of Hortop and Tranner’s lives. They both joined choir at young ages and picked up instruments in their teens. Tranner immediately jumped on the guitar, while Hortop played piano until she switched over to the autoharp in 2014.
The duo first met at a music festival in 2015 where Tranner, known at the time as Doug Hendry, was playing a set with Celtic folk band Fiddlehead Soup. When he finally teamed up with Hortop in 2018, he decided to change the half-a-century-old stage name.
“Libby and Doug didn’t sound as good as Libby and Cal, so Cal Tranner was born. He’s a much nicer guy (than Doug),” he said with a laugh.
Libby & Cal released their first album, Our Lady of Perpetual Hammer, in 2021. They unveiled their new album at a live show in Hintonburg’s Loyal Orange Lodge on Oct. 29, after an opening act by black-metal folk band Wychwood.
Attendees were encouraged to wear costumes as part of the show’s “Spooky Valentines” theme. Hortop said this mix of Halloween and Valentines Day elaborated on the album’s idea of “alternative” love.
“A controlling relationship is everyone’s worst nightmare, right? I think that’s why stories about vampires and werewolves are so scary. A vampire could bite you and you (would) be his forever,” she said.
When Hortop isn’t playing music with Tranner, she’s teaching part time at Alcorn Music Studios, located in the Civic Hospital neighbourhood. 
After working at the studio for 14 years, her favourite moments are when a student’s face lights up with understanding.
“There’s nothing better to me than clear communication,” Hortop said. “To be able to express yourself well and then have the feeling that the other person has received your message, that’s what appeals to me about songwriting too.”
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Museveni Launches Traditional Music Album, says Africa's Rich Heritage Must be Preserved – softpower.ug

The Traditional Music Album launch – Omufunga izooba @State house – Entebbe 6th Nov 2022- 78
President Yoweri Museveni has said the African rich heritage, which is manifested in music, musical instruments, dances, oral literature, songs, cultures and traditional ceremonies, should be fully developed, documented and preserved to enrich communication and benefit future generations.
“Africa, stand up and be proud. We have everything from Wealth creation to rich language, to the strong culture of exogamy and strong patrilineal families and to the beauty of skin and hair. We do not have to ape anybody. Tetulina kwenyooma,” H.E Museveni said.
The President accompanied by the First Lady made the remarks while launching “Omufunga Eizooba” -a traditional music album on Sunday 6th November 2022 at State House, Entebbe.
H.E the President says the African population, currently at 1.3billion, has, within it, the most ancient portions of the human race, 4.5 million years old, and four nations according to linguistic classifications. The four nations are the Niger-Congo comprised of the Bantus and the Kwa groups of southern Nigeria etc.; the Nilo-Saharan comprised of the Cushitic (Somali, Oromo, Nubians etc.); the Nilotics (Acholi, Langi, Luos etc.), Nilo–Hamitic (Iteso, Karamajong, Turkana, Bari, Kakwa, Masai etc.); the Afro-Asiatic (Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Barbars etc.); and the small Khoisan (bushmen) of South Africa.
He noted that within each branch, there are clusters and sub-clusters with common words among groups that live thousands of miles apart.
“The former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Ngozi, told me that in her Ibo language, that word means Love. You will know that that is what it means in Runyoro-Rutooro (in Uganda). Greeting in Zulu and Khosa goes like this: “Sauboona” — from the verb Kubona. In those dialects, Kuboona still means to see. However, in the dialects of Uganda, “to see” is described by newer words such as kulaba in Luganda, kureeba in Runyankore. However, the word kubona is still used in Runyankore to mean “to find something that has been lost,” the President said, adding that within that broad sharing of language, there are clusters that do not only share words but are actually mutually intelligible.
“These dialects of Kirundi, Kiha, Kihangaza, Kinyarwanda, Kinyambo, Kiziinza, Kikerewe, Rukyiga, Runyankore, Runyoro-Rutooro, Luganda, Ruruuli, Lunyara, Lusoga, Ruramoogyi, Lugwere, Lusamya, Lumasaaba and Kiluhya of Kenya are easily intelligible to me, a Runyankore speaker, but who has never studied those dialects ― just on account of their similarity with Runyankore,” he added.
The Omufunga Eizooba traditional music album put together by the Heritage Foundation comprises of 16 songs, composed many years ago but had remained undeveloped due to the unsettled colonial times. They include; 1. Ente y’omwooro, 2. Amabaare, 3. Tu’ mutwe, 4. Abamuyogoore, 5. Lhigiro, 6. Enanga y’orurembo, 7. Ente z’abuhweju, 8. Omufunga izooba, 9. Rugaiha, 10. Abantu ba Nshaara, 11. Bamagara, 12. Rwakakaiga, 13. Abasonga, 14. Akabungo, 15. Bari’Owabo and 16. Bakakwata.
Some songs, according to President Museveni, were resurrected by a young woman by the name of Maaga who was the core of his music group and always stayed near him at the High Command inner compound in Ngoma, Nakaseke.
“I debriefed her. Did she know the old songs, such as Bamagara, that I used to hear while young? She was assisted by our other supporters to resurrect these songs such as Kamuzaana, Kinkuhaire, Rwandare’s wife etc,” H.E Museveni said.
He added that ever since the bush days, he was recording these songs and his librarians were drivers who would lose some of them along the way but, to their credit, especially one called Byaruhanga, many were kept.
“Recently, Natasha aided by Ataho, managed to get from my drivers a total of about 119 tunes spanning the two Centuries ―from the 1890s to the present. The music is excellent. This is music and not noise and I enjoy it so much. I see some groups making noise and calling it music. It is the main music in my cars when I am driving, plus some religious tunes and NRM songs. The content is excellent ―dealings with contemporary social or political issues. The language is so rich. I used the songs to get vocabulary to enrich our Katondoozi,” the President noted.
He also thanked Mrs Natasha Karugire, Ataho and the musicians ― Kibazibira, Maaga, Rwandaare’s wife, Kamuzaana, Mzee Kiriindi, Kembuundu, Muhara wa Beene- Ruzira, Kyanyweire, Kakashaka etc., for this contribution to the saving of our heritage and our identity.
“I also thank my drivers for only losing some and not all of them. Africa is very rich in heritage which ought to be preserved, minus the rivalries that existed between our people. Therefore, this foundation (Heritage Foundation) must do this work in all our regions,” H.E Museveni said.
The head of the Heritage Foundation, Mrs Natasha Karugire, thanked the President and the First Lady for being at the forefront of promoting culture.
“Growing up, my siblings and I always listened to all songs that Mzee kept. We would be at the dining table with Mzee and mama and Mzee would often spontaneously break into singing some songs,” Natasha said.
“Mama for her part often told us traditional folk tales as young children and taught us the Dos and Don’ts of our culture. Mama also introduced the singing that is now standard procedure at traditional giveaway ceremonies where songs describing the bride and counselling her and the groom are performed,” she added.
She however noted that amongst Christians, there is and has always been some kind of aversion to the old sounds in traditional music and Poetry.
“I have struggled personally with wanting to embrace the culture I was born into while always honouring the God I served and loved,” Natasha said.
On the other hand, President Museveni challenged Ugandans to use their rich cultural heritage and reject the pathetic Phenomenon of self-hatred that the Africans, especially the women, developed on account of the inferiority complex created by the colonial trauma. He said many of the songs inform us of the elements of beauty that is, for instance, appreciated by the Banyankore.
“You heard of Ngaanzi, the beautiful light-skinned woman. However, in the hierarchy of beauty, it was Mbiindi or Nkyerengye, very dark-skinned women, that were appreciated even more. That appreciation of dark-skinned women was both aesthetic and also scientific,” Mr Museveni said, adding that, It is therefore psychological sickness to resent the dark colour which is very much treasured by the indigenous Banyankore-Bahororo.
The Bishop of North Ankole Diocese Rev Stephen Namanya thanked President Museveni through his book “Katondoozi” and the First Lady for promoting the culture that Ugandans and Africa should be proud of.
The ceremony was attended by among others the Ministers; Frank Tumwebaze (Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries), Alice Kaboyo (Luwero Triangle), the United Nations Resident Coordinator Suzan Namondo, members of Parliament and service chiefs.
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