Tanzania base

first_imgYour name sends a chillYour face sends a silent cold, traveling through spines, like needlesHidden under the enclaves of CARI,Deep in the bosom of Bong!When men, like chicks, ran to your arms for shelterYou opened a door, hid them under your feathersFrom the gnashing sounds of gunshots and stray bulletsBringing a relief, life was about to breathe again!In the darkest of dark,You pushed them out to the wolvesShut your hutsTook off your doorsDemolished your windowsUnmasked your faceAnd, like a coward, you fledOh Tanzania base! Why?You could have left us alone!Let the lions devour us then!Or, we would have buried ourselves alive!But you gave us hope, masked by terror!And left us out to dryWish your name could vanish like a dreamOh Tanzania base, you are a beast!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NEBC coalition begin round of negotiations with the province

first_imgThese coalition members include Fort St. John, Taylor and Fort Nelson.Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead says the other group – representing the remaining Peace River Regional Municipalities – are not part of this round of negotiations.They’ve already proposed a counter-offer to the province and are now awaiting its response.- Advertisement -There’s no word on the exact details surrounding either groups’ proposal.last_img

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Villaraigosa gets control of 7 schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe schools that will join the partnership are Jordan, Roosevelt and Santee Highs, and four middle schools – Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Markham and Gompers. About 86 percent of 1,800 parents and 69percent of 797 teachers voted to support the mayor’s plan. “Today we’re unleashing the power of L.A. to transform the schools in L.A.” Superintendent David Brewer III said. Out of nearly 800 teacher votes, 250 opposed the plan, and United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy said the union will work diligently to reassign those who do not want to work in a partnership school. “We will work out a fair and equitable process for any of these teachers who want to transfer to another school, so that this is not a punishment,” he said. Los Angeles Unified officials said a second round of voting will take place in the spring to include elementary schools in the mayor’s “family” of schools. The voting results were widely seen as a gain for Villaraigosa, even though it fell far short of his original goal to oversee all Los Angeles Unified schools. “It’s a victory for the mayor and now he’s going to have to show something,” said Jaime Regalado, director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “But will there be measurable improvements at his schools in the coming year or two?” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marking a major political coup, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won his bid to manage seven Los Angeles Unified schools as a majority of parents and teachers voted to partner on education reform, according to results released Wednesday. The hard-won victory culminated several failed attempts by the mayor over the past two years to assume a role in the district and capped an aggressive weekslong campaign to win support for his plan. Villaraigosa’s nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools will begin managing the schools in the 2008-09 school year, promising campuses greater resources and control over budget and curriculum. “Today, we can truly say that the votes are in and the status quo is out,” he said. “Close to 90 percent of the parents of these communities said yes to lower dropout rates, yes to higher student achievement and yes to safer campuses.” last_img read more

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FAMILY OF TRAGIC TEACHER ASK CORONER NOT TO RECORD DEATH AS ‘ACCIDENT’

first_imgThe family of a teacher killed by a man who had downed six pints of beer before driving has asked a coroner not to say her death was as a result of a road accident.Marie O’Donnell died in the crashMarie O’Donnell, 51, was killed instantly when a car crashed head-on into her when she was returning home from a wedding anniversary party in Termon. The driver, Damien McGeehan, had drunk six pints of beer and had a row with his girlfriend before getting behind the wheel on August 11th, 2010.The inquest into mother-of-two Mrs O’Donnell’s death heard McGeehan had crossed over to the wrong side of the road and smashed head-on into his victim’s Nissan Micra car just outside the village of Milford.McGeehan, 20, from Loughanure, was jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of Mrs O’Donnell who taught at Drumfad National School, Kerrykeel.After hearing the evidence of yesterday’s case, coroner John Canon, instructed the ten women jury to find that Mrs O’Donnell’s death was as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.However solicitor for the O’Donnell family from Knockbrack, Kerrykeel, Niall Sheridan, said he would prefer if the word accident was not used because this was no accident.Much-loved teacher Marie O’Donnell“An accident gives the impression that this was an unavoidable occurrence but this was not such an event,” he said.McGeehan had pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court of having no insurance, no driving license, driving unaccompanied, driving dangerously and driving with two bald tyres.The dead woman’s husband John said his wife had volunteered to take her car so he could have some drinks.Mr O’Donnell leaving courtMr O’Donnell told the court he fell asleep as they left the function at The Lagoon, Termon and the next thing he remembers was waking up in hospital.Simone Duggan, the former girlfriend of McGeehan, said she had tried to hide the car keys of his car but he had found them.He had only driven about 800 yards outside the village of Milford on the Kilmacrennan Road when the smash occurred.Mr O’Donnell, who also suffered multiple injuries, had previously told the court that his wife was the centre of their world and could not describe his loneliness and the impact her death had had on the couple’s two sons George and Jonathon.“Marie was a beautiful person with a heart of gold. And her loss is not isolated to me.“Our sons George and Jonathon. Can you imagine the pain of their loss – never being able to speak to their mum again,” he said.Simone DugganCoroner John Canon said Mrs O’Donnell had not deserved to be in an accident as she had taken all the relevant precautions including not drinking, driving below the speed limit and wearing her seat belt.He found in accordance with the jury that Mrs O’Donnell had died as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic collision.FAMILY OF TRAGIC TEACHER ASK CORONER NOT TO RECORD DEATH AS ‘ACCIDENT’ was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Damian McGeehanFanadfatal car crashinquestJohn O’DonnellKERRYKEELletterkennySimone Dugganteacher Marie O’Donnelllast_img read more

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VIDEO: Michael Bradley scores insane long-range goal for USA

first_img Watch Michael Bradley’s goal below… Michael Bradley scored one of the best goals of the weekend with an insane 40-yard lobbed effort in a World Cup qualifier against Mexico.The former Aston Villa midfielder, son of ex-Swansea boss Bob, ran onto a loose pass in the centre-circle and broke into Mexico’s half, before sending a lobbed effort flying over Guillermo Ochoa in goal.The wondergoal was scored in the first six minutes, though USA were pegged back eventually with Carlos Vela equalising for the hosts.You can watch Bradley’s insane goal below… 1last_img

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GAA: YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!

first_imgYour County Needs You! By donegaldaily.com analyst and fan blogger Cathal Mac Suibhne.“Through respecting the past we hope to develop the future” – Jim McGuinnessThe wonderful days experienced last Summer in Clones and Croke Park brought the feel-good factor back to Donegal GAA – now fans have a chance to play their part in helping those days to come about more often. The County Board are currently engaged in a fundraising drive to support Donegal GAA’s Centre of Excellence at Convoy and are urging supporters to dip into their pockets and assist in the effort.A financing sub-committee has been established, led by treasurer Grainne Boyle, to try to raise €100,000 by the end of May and this is to be done by enticing 200 donors to give €500 each to the cause. As a Revenue approved scheme anyone making a donation can receive a tax break (full details attached below).The Centre will play a key part in the future for Donegal football and hurling and will mean that all training facilities for all teams will be at one location rather the current situation which requires players to move around to various locations in the county.The facility at Convoy will comprise of five pitches, four grass-based and one 3G surface, as well as an indoor training facility. Three of the five pitches will be floodlit while there will also be medical rooms, dining area and dressing rooms with lockers for each player as well as ample parking on the site. Preparation in Gaelic Games has reached unprecedented levels in the past decade and other counties have already identified a centralised training facility as a vital element in getting the best out of their teams.Other counties such as Monaghan (Cloghan), Tyrone (Garvaghey) and Derry (Owenbeg) are already reaping the benefits from their respective training centres with positive reports received from players, managers and administrators alike.The fundraising drive for the project was launched in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny last month and there has been an encouraging response thus far.Similar fundraising initiatives were successful in the counties mentioned above and with the help of GAA supporters in the county and the wider diaspora in Ireland and abroad, Convoy can welcome Donegal’s teams as they begin their 2013 Championship campaigns.County boss McGuinness is excited about the plans and is in no doubt as to the centre’s importance in developing GAA in Donegal, “we now operate to a philosophy that is player and coach centred, development driven and competition supported which will be expressed across a range of disciplines under one roof at the new centre. This will be an aspirational environment within which every young player will know they are being given the opportunity to achieve something special with their lives. Nothing is now left to chance and the systems, structures and people we have in place will deliver huge benefits for the future of Donegal GAA….I am certain every player who enters those doors will walk out inspired to give their best for Donegal.” So how do you get involved?An application form and details on the scheme (including how you can claim a tax refund from your donation) can be found below…If you require more information, you can contact Donegal County Treasurer, Grainne Boyle…Phone: 086-8032954Email: treasurer.donegal@gaa.ieClick here for tax refund form: Application_FormGAA: YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU! was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: SCHOOL NOTES

first_imgIndoor Hurling & Camogie Finals:Congratulations to Tooban NS (hurling) and Woodlands NS (camogie) on winning the county indoor titles recently.Football Competitions: Fixtures for the 2012/13 season are now on the website. Teachers are encouraged to play as many blitzes as possible in their section in order to give the pupils as much game time as possible. Results should be recorded and the school with the most wins will qualify for the knockout stages in April.Mouth Guards:Teachers please note that from Jan. 1st 2013, it will be compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards during Cumann na mBunscol football competitions. Players will not be allowed on to the field of play without one after this date. This is a directive from the National Committee of the GAA and will also be implemented at club level.Committee Meeting: The next monthly meeting will be held in Heaney’s, Ballybofey on Jan. 9th @ 5pm.Christmas Wishes:The county committee would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year!   GAA NEWS: SCHOOL NOTES was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA schools noteslast_img read more

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49ers Kyle Shanahan shares positive news on Jimmy Garoppolo

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Shanahan’s window view here doesn’t offer the seductive sight he has at 49ers headquarters, where he peers out daily to see Jimmy Garoppolo on the fast track to recovery.“I’m always sitting at my office watching film, and he’s right out my window rehabbing all the time,” Shanahan said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine.Garoppolo is five months removed from surgery on his left knee’s anterior cruciate ligament. About three months from now, the 49ers quarterback should …last_img

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Onychek – luxurious African brands all on one site

first_imgMade in Africa will be the fashion world’s next leading destination for all things luxurious if Onychek gets its way.Laduma Ngxokolo, of MaXhosa by Laduma, a brand available on Onychek, models one of his creations.Ray MaotaThe fashion world’s next destination for luxury goods should be Africa, according to Chekwas Okafor, the founder of onychek.com, an e-commerce site focused on ‘Made in Africa’ luxury fashion and brands.For the 26-year-old health and safety expert turned tech entrepreneur, fashion is a family business.Okafor said: “To a certain extent, I’ve always been running away from fashion. When I was younger, my father imported textiles from China. At the time, I didn’t want to get into the business, which I didn’t think of as fashion – just as something that paid the bills.”The family connection is evident in the name Okafor gave his company, which was derived from his father’s company, Onchek.“My father inspired the name,” he said. “You see, my father is my inspiration and I have always wanted to be like him. Another big reason is that my dad’s company once imported textiles from China to Nigeria, so I want to reverse that.“It is my goal to export textiles (in the form of fashion) from Africa to the world. So naming my company after my dad’s company, Onchek, is a good way to remind myself of who I am and the problem that I am trying to solve.”The business of fashionOkafor’s target audience are sophisticated consumers who appreciate African culture and believe that quality products can be made in Africa. “These consumers are also conscious about where and how their clothing is made.”His company’s competitive advantage, he believes, is that all the products on the website are made in Africa.“Another competitive edge is our focus on content creation. We understand that the luxury African fashion industry is still in its infancy, therefore we have made the commitment to educate the world about this industry. We put out weekly long-form content that ranges from the history of a particular product to how products are made, to an African fashion dictionary.”In five years, Onychek aims to be the world’s most compelling destination for made in Africa luxury fashion, Okafor added.Challenges for the start-upTo change people’s perception about African luxury seems to be Onychek’s main challenge.“This is why we are working to educate consumers about the intricacies of making these products and also their significance to African culture,” said Okafor.He has learned the importance of being versatile, of networking and reaching out to people in his industry. This has reminded him that it can take a long time to launch a company.“Be open to new ideas. The idea I started out with two years ago is different from the company I launched now. Most roadblocks have ended up being beneficial to me.”He gave a few pointers for start-ups:Ideas are worthless; execution is key.Marketing is important. If you build the company, it does not mean that they will come. You’ve got to market your business.It is crucial to ask for help when you need it. Reach out to people you have not spoken to before; you will be amazed at how many people are willing to help.Products speak louder than plans. People are willing to help when they see something tangible.Onychek initially struggled to bring designers on board. Designers, protective of their brands, were initially hesitant to collaborate, so Okafor adopted a guerrilla approach to making a pitch.“Because I prefer to show instead of just tell, I bought products from all the prospective brands I was targeting. I made an editorial with high-quality images and a mock-up of the company and the website. Based on that, some of them reached out because they were able to visualize what I was building,” he said.Onychek now stocks seven brands including Kenya’s Adele Dejak and South Africa’s MaXhosa by Laduma.“There are many African designers based in the diaspora who make their products around the world because the continent’s fashion infrastructure is still underdeveloped.“However, our focus is on companies that maximize value addition in the region by boosting employment of local suppliers, craftsmen and manufacturers.”In 2017, the online retailer hopes to add designers such as Deola Sagoe and Lisa Folawiyo, favourites among Nigeria’s jet-setting elite.Technology and innovationGiven that Onychek is an online retailer, it is almost entirely powered by technology.“I taught myself HTML/CSS and JavaScript to manage the backend of the store myself, and it has proven invaluable. In the future, we plan to utilize a more sophisticated technology feature,” Okafor said.He also spoke about what was needed to bolster innovation in Africa:Education – this is a major component of innovation because more skilled people inherently build useful things for society. With the internet, one can easily learn a lot; however, it is paramount that our education system prepares graduates for the ever-changing technology scene. Also, I cannot overemphasize the importance of leadership development at higher education institutions.Access to capital – many wealthy Africans are relatively still risk averse. Most still prefer to buy land than to fund a local start-up. There has to be some education that needs to happen. This can be angel/venture capital funds reaching out to wealthy Africans and educating them about the positive impact of investing in local start-ups. Media can also play a role by telling stories of successful angel/venture capital investors that have had lucrative exits. It might take a while for people to grasp the importance, but we have to get this right if we are to have more innovation on the African continent. Access to capital encourages entrepreneurs to take risks. Risk begets innovation.Media – it is important to tell the stories of successful local start-ups. When I was in Nigeria, I hardly knew of young founders leading a top company. Telling the stories of African entrepreneurs to young Africans is equally important. You never know who you are going to inspire.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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ODA announces expansion of Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Agribusiness Association are announcing the expansion of the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development to all 4R Certified Nutrient Dealers in the Western Lake Erie Basin.Started as a pilot program with two 4R certified Nutrient Retail providers, the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development Program is a partnership with the Ohio Agribusiness Association, in which producers are reimbursed for nutrient management plans. The Voluntary Nutrient Management Plans will help to ensure that the 4R principles are put into place.“The pilot program was a great success and is one more way to encourage farmers to practice the 4R principles on their farms,” Pelanda said. “We are proud to expand this program that helps farmers implement Nutrient Management Plans that work towards our common goals of soil and water conservation.”Producers located in the Western Lake Erie Basin are encouraged to contact their local 4R Nutrient Certified dealers to learn more and sign up for the program.“Our members understand how important our role is helping farmers practice proper nutrient stewardship and the 4R’s,” said Chris Henney, President and CEO of the Ohio Agribusiness Association. “We’re excited to be part of these programs and stand ready to help Northwest Ohio farmers.”For more information contact the local soil and water conservation district.last_img read more

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