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          Welcome to Los Angeles!      Cache   Translate Page      
Today is election day, apparently a day when Democrats will do better than they did the last time. To celebrate, and perhaps even to cerebrate, we return to that liberal paradise called Los Angeles.

This comes from the Neon Nettle site, which does not merely offer some facts about the outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. It also offers some arresting pictures of life in beautiful downtown LA.

The site opens:

If we want to see the blue wave in full effect, we only need to take a look at liberal Los Angeles, where millionaire celebrities lecture the rest of the population from their mansions, surrounded by rat-infested slums.Along with San Francisco, LA has ensured that California is now home to some of the world's filthiest slums, with some areas even rivaling third-world countries such as India and Kenya. Feral cats and rats plague the trash-lined streets causing diseases to spread.Health officials have now warned

The statistics are clear:

Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported that, so far this year, 72 patients have been recorded in central LA, with a further 15 in Long Beach and another 20 in Pasadena. In the 2000s only 20 cases of the disease were recorded per year and analysts are attributing the dramatic rise to the massive 47 percent increase in homelessness since 2012.

Imagine that… since 2012 homelessness in Los Angeles has risen dramatically.

As for the photos, can you believe that this is happening in America?

recorded cases of typhus have now passed 100 in los angeles as diseases spreads through slums


children fend for scraps in the trash that litters los angeles  slums


the democratic vision for america  citizens experiencing the blue wave in liberal los angeles






          Las Vegas students’ trip to Kenya documented via VR      Cache   Translate Page      

In September, eight Faith Lutheran students visited Kenya through a partnership with World Vision, a Christian nonprofit that provides aid to impoverished countries.


          Africa’s Bumpy Road To Sustainable Energy      Cache   Translate Page      
For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous mdash;in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi, was a particular eyesore, with a poorly managed dump site that left bags strewn across the roads. It drove Nakuru resi ...
          Netflix ups the ante in its race against Disney with new slate of kids’ programming      Cache   Translate Page      

Netflix’s announcement on Tuesday that it was rolling out six new original animated projects upped its war with Disney one more notch. 

The two companies have been at odds since 2017, when Disney announced that it would be ending its lucrative licensing deal with Netflix—whereby it lent the streaming company titles like The Incredibles and Guardians of the Galaxy—to start its own streaming service, dubbed DisneyFlix, which will debut next year. Netflix’s response to this move has been to deliver a stream of steady blows to Disney.

First it poached two top show runners from Disney subsidiary ABC: Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) and Kenya Barris (Black-ish). Netflix also nabbed Tendo Nagenda, an up-and-coming creative executive at Disney who oversaw such films as A Wrinkle in Time and Beauty and the Beast. The poaching of Disney (and other studio) execs continues as Netflix builds up its ranks in order to release 80 original films in 2019 and hundreds of original TV series. This year, it reportedly released 700 of its own TV shows. In September, Netflix hired Christie Fleischer, former Disney head of merchandise for parks, experiences, and consumer products, to lead its own consumer products team.

The companies are also competing on streaming projects. One source says that Netflix recently outbid Disney for a family movie by offering a higher budget and a better back-end deal. (Disney did not immediately respond to Fast Company‘s request for comment.)

As Netflix strategizes to compete with Disneyflix, volume is key—a reality that was underscored by Tuesday’s announcement. Here are the new animated Netflix projects, which you’ll notice include several former Pixar creatives:  

  • Kid Cosmic, from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, about a young boy whose dreams of becoming a hero come true when he discovers cosmic stones.
  • Trash Truck, from Max Keane (Dear Basketball), about a 6-year-old boy whose BFF is a truck.
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson!, based on the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels and created by Kuku Studios. It’s executive-produced by Alex Woo (Wall-E, Ratatouille​), Stanley Moore (F​inding Dory, Monster’s University)​, and Tone Thyne (W​onder Pets!, The Adventures of Napkin Man!​).
  • My Father’s Dragon, a 2-D animated family film based on the Newbery Award-winning children’s novels, will be directed by Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) and written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur).
  • Maya and the Three, described by creator Jorge Gutierrez (Book of Life) as “a Mexican Lord of the Rings, but hilarious.”
  • The Willoughbys, a feature based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, about four children who are abandoned by selfish parents and must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create a new and modern family. The film will feature the voices of Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short. 

One major difference between Netflix and Disney is that the streaming company is not “focused on creating a singular brand identity,” according to what Melissa Cobb, who leads the kids and family team at Netflix, told Variety. “We want to produce a broad range of content that appeals to kids and families all over the world.” 

This mantra applies to Netflix’s overall content strategy, which is to make TV shows and movies for every demographic around the world, the idea being that everyone should be able to click into Netflix and find something they want to watch. 

Despite its recent agility in lining up executives and creative talent, Netflix is still playing catch-up. Of the six projects Netflix announced this week, only one is planned to launch in 2019: Go! Go! Cory Carson! Three are set for 2020 (Kid Cosmic, Trash Truck, The Willoughby’s); and two are being readied for 2021 (Maya and the Three, My Father’s Dragon). Netflix must also deal with the fact that Disney has its own killer lineup of streaming projects, including a Star Wars TV series directed by Jon Favreau, and Timmy Failure, an original movie based on the best-selling books about a boy detective.


          Ini Yang Terjadi Pada Tubuh Jika Kita Meninggal      Cache   Translate Page      
Kematian menjadi momok yang sangat menakutkan bagi sebagian orang. Namun kenyataan tersebut akan tet...
          Tennis : deux Congolais en 8e des finales de la Coupe d’Afrique des nations      Cache   Translate Page      


Deux Congolais passent en 8e des finales de championnats d’Afrique des nations de tennis, ouverts à Gaborone, capitale du Botswana, depuis le 5 novembre. Il s’agit de Christian Saïdi, vainqueur de Djaffar des Comores (6/0 et 6/1), et d’Arnold Dikondo, qui a battu Naïm un autre Comorien (6/0 et 6/0).


Nancy Onia, la seule dame du groupe, a été recalée en 16e de finale après sa défaite devant la marocaine Qostal. Elle a perdu 6/2 et 6/1.


          MusicaDesnuda & Friends      Cache   Translate Page      
10/11/2018 - Dopo l'ultima iniziativa che ci ha portato all'autodromo di Misano, torniamo in città per un appuntamento con la musica. Vi aspettiamo: Sabato 10 Novembre alle ore 21:00 Teatro degli Atti-via Cairoli, 42 (Rimini) “MusicaDesnuda & Friends" per Cittadinanza Onlus Sul palco i Musicadesnuda con il loro ampio repertorio di cover rock, pop italiane e internazionali insieme ad altre band, tutte unite per raccogliere fondi per i progetti di Cittadinanza. Il ricavato della serata andrà a sostenere il centro diurno Paolo's Home di Nairobi (Kenya) che assiste i bambini con disabilità psicofisica a Kibera, offrendo cure, terapie, percorsi educativi e sostegno psicologico a circa 150 bambini e alle loro famiglie. Ingresso 13 euro (gratuito per i bambini fino ai 12 anni) Per info e prenotazioni, contattare: info@cittadinanza.org 3425695222 3348444077 Vi aspettiamo numerosi!
          DevOpsDaysNZ 2018 – Day 2 – Session 1      Cache   Translate Page      
Alison Polton-Simon – The DevOps Experiments: Reflections From a Scaling Startup Software engineer at Angaza, previously Thoughtworks, “Organizational Anthropologist” Angaza Enable sales of life-changing products (eg solar chargers, water pumps, cook stoves in 3rd world countries) Originally did hardware, changed to software company doing pay-as-you-go of existing devices ~50 people. Kenya and SF, 50% engineering … Continue reading DevOpsDaysNZ 2018 – Day 2 – Session 1
          Comment on Issa Girl! Kenya Moore Delivers Daughter On #RHOA Premiere Date… by Anonymous      Cache   Translate Page      
Congratulations to Kenya & Marc
          Comment on Issa Girl! Kenya Moore Delivers Daughter On #RHOA Premiere Date… by Anonymous      Cache   Translate Page      
Exactly, just like she got married right before season 10. SMDH folks are so gullible to believe her and her lies.
          Kenya: Kenya, South Africa to Launch Long-Term Multiple Travel Visas      Cache   Translate Page      
[News24Wire] Long-term visas will become available for South Africans wanting to travel to Kenya and Kenyans wanting to visit South Africa as of December 1.
          Kenya: SA, Kenya to Introduce Multiple Entry Visa      Cache   Translate Page      
[SAnews.gov.za] Plans are underway for South Africa and Kenya to introduce a 10-year multiple entry visa for businesspeople to ease movement between the two countries.
          Bringing Light To The Kakuma Refugee Camp      Cache   Translate Page      
As violence, hunger and the breakdown of public institutions have driven around five million Congolese from their homes, Kasanga Alexandre brought his family to Kenya, where he finally dares to dream of brighter days for his children and himself.
          Comment on Kenyan court orders mediation to solve Anglican homosexuality dispute by Joseph Jaglowicz      Cache   Translate Page      
The situation described in this report illustrates why Africa still lags behind the USA and other Western countries in educational attainment. One can only hope that Africa comes increasingly to embrace Christian (or even non-sectarian) humanism. It will take time, not to mention better understanding of God=Love in the sacred scriptures.
          SAYA MEMBERIKAN SEMINAR DI FAKULTAS FILSAFAT UNIVERSITAS PARAHYANGAN BANDUNG TENTANG ASTROLOGI      Cache   Translate Page      
SAYA MEMBERIKAN SEMINAR DI FAKULTAS FILSAFAT UNIVERSITAS PARAHYANGAN BANDUNG TENTANG ASTROLOGI
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Ivan Taniputera.
6 November 2018.
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Pada tanggal 26 Oktober 2018, saya mendapatkan undangan dari fakultas filsafat Universitas Parahyangan untuk memberikan seminar mengenai ilmu Astrologi, dengan topik “Zodiac and the Meaning of Life.” Seminar dimulai pada sekitar pukul 18.30 dan berakhir pada kurang lebih pukul 19.00. Pada seminar tersebut, saya membahas mengenai seluk beluk beserta sekilas sejarah ilmu Astrologi Barat dan Timur.
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Saya membukanya dengan menjelaskan apakah makna ilmu Astrologi itu. Astrologi berasal dari bahasa Yunani: ἀστρολογία (Astrologia): ἄστρον astron (“bintang") and λογία logia (“perkataan”). Jadi “Astrologi” secara harafiah berarti “perkataan bintang-bintang.” Adapun filosofi dasar ilmu Astrologi adalah kedudukan benda langit mempunyai pengaruh pada peristiwa di dunia dan manusia. Saya menjelaskan pula mengenai ilmu Astronomi agar diketahui apa perbedaannya dengan Astrologi. Istilah “Astronomi” juga berasal dari bahasa Yunani: ἀστρονομία (Astronomia): ἄστρον astron (“bintang“) dan νόμος nomos (“aturan.”). Jadi secara harafiah “Astronomi” berarti “aturan bintang-bintang.” Lalu apakah perbedaan di antara keduanya? Astronomi mempelajari benda-benda langit secara saintifik; sedangkan Astrologi mempelajari pengaruh benda langit pada manusia dan peristiwa di bumi. Sebagai contoh, Astronomi mempelajari aturan peredaran benda langit. Sementara itu, Astrologi mempelajari bagaimana pengaruh benda langit terhadap nasib seseorang atau peristiwa-peristiwa di dunia. Oleh karenanya, Astronomi dan Astrologi mempunyai tujuan yang berbeda.
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Sepanjang sejarah telah terbentuk berbagai sistim Astrologi di dunia ini; seperti: Astrologi Mesir, Astrologi Babilonia, Astrologi Yunani, Astrologi India, Astrologi Tiongkok, Astrologi Maya, dan lain-lain. Beberapa sistim itu ada yang saling memengaruhi satu sama lain. Meskipun demikian, dalam seminar ini saya hanya mengulas Astrologi Barat dan Tiongkok secara panjang lebar.
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Berikutnya, saya memaparkan mengenai makna zodiak. Istilah “zodiak” juga berasal dari bahasa Yunani: ζῳδιακός κύκλος (Zodiakos Kiklos) atau “lingkaran hewan-hewan kecil.” Zodiak ini telah berusia sangat tua dan berasal dari peradaban Babilonia kuno.
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Saya lalu memaparkan seluk beluk ilmu Astrologi Barat, khususnya mengenai makna bagan Astrologi, secara singkat; misalnya tentang simbol planet dan zodiak (glyph), rumah atau istana, dan aspek (sudut antar planet). Dijelaskan pula mengenai bagan Astrologi modern dan abad pertengahan.
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Pembahasan saya kemudian beralih pada ilmu Astrologi Tiongkok. Pertama-tama, saya menjelaskan mengenai 28 Xiu (宿). Barangkali Xiu ini merupakan padanan bagi zodiak dalam Astrologi Barat. Saya menampilkan peta 28 Xiu sebagai berikut.
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Nampak pada peta di atas, 28 Xiu beserta perbandingan dengan rasi-rasi bintang modern. Kita dapat menyaksikan pula pembagian Xiu menjadi empat bagian; yakni Kura-kura Hitam (玄武 Xuanwu), Naga Hijau (青龍 Qinglong), Funiks Merah (朱雀 Zhuque), dan Harimau Putih (白虎 Baihu).
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Berikut ini adalah daftar selengkapnya bagi keduapuluh delapan Xiu.
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Kura-kura Hitam (玄武) : Arah Utara
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•斗 atau 斗(Dǒu atau Nandou) = Gantang atau Gantang Selatan
•牛 (Niú) = Sapi
•女 (Nǚ) = Gadis
•虛 (Xū) = Kekosongan
•危 (Wēi) = Atap
•室 (Shì) = Perkubuan
•壁 atau 壁 (Bì atau Dongbi) = Dinding atau Dinding Timur.
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Naga Hijau (青龍) : Arah Timur
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•角 (Jiǎo) = Tanduk
•亢 (Kàng) = Leher
•氐 (Dǐ) = Akar
•房 (Fáng) = Kamar
•心 (Xīn) = Hati
•尾 (Wěi) = Ekor
•箕 (Jī) = Keranjang penampi.
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Funiks Merah (朱雀) : Arah Selatan
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•井 atau井(Jǐng atau Dongjing) Sumur atau Sumur Timur
•鬼 (Guǐ) Hantu
•柳 (Liǔ) Pohon Liu
•星 (Xīng) Bintang
•張 (Zhāng) Jaring terbentang
•翼 (Yì) Sayap
軫 (Zhěn) Kereta.
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Harimau Putih (白虎) : Arah Barat
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•奎 (Kuí) Kaki
•婁 (Lóu) Ikatan
•胃 (Wèi) Lambung
•昴 (Mǎo) Rambut
•畢 (Bì) Jaring
•觜 (Zī) Paruh kura-kura
•参 (Shēn) Tiga Bintang.
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Dengan demikian, masing-masing bagian terdiri dari tujuh Xiu.
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Saya juga membahas mengenai Sima Qian (司馬遷 abad pertama-kedua SM), salah seorang pakar Astrologi Tiongkok kuno. Selain karyanya tentang sejarah, Beliau juga menulis karya tentang Astrologi. Berikut ini terdapat sedikit kutipan dari karya Beliau:
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“Saat Mars berada pada Xiu Xin dan Fang, para raja akan mengalami goncangan.”
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Pada bagian selanjutnya, saya mengulas mengenai berbagai bentuk ilmu Astrologi Tiongkok, seperti Qizhengsiyu (七政四餘). Ini merupakan padanan bagi ilmu Astrologi Barat, karena benar-benar didasari oleh pergerakan benda langit secara langsung. Selain itu, masih terdapat Bazi (八字), Ziweidoushu (紫微斗數), Qimendunjia (奇門遁甲), Taiyishenshu (太乙神數), dan Daliuren (大六壬). Sebelumnya saya menjelaskan pula mengenai Yinyang (陰陽) , Lima Elemen (五行 Wuxing), dan siklus 60 Jiazi (甲子) . Berbeda dengan Qizhengshiyu, meski ada komponen-komponen Bazi yang dapat diturunkan dari gerakan benda langit, namun bagan Bazi sendiri tidak langsung mengacu pada pergerakan benda langit. Bintang-bintang dalam bagan Ziweidoushu juga tidak mencerminkan pola pergerakan benda langit yang sebenarnya. Saya telah memaparkan pula alasan dan contoh bagi hal tersebut. Untuk memahaminya tentu saja kita memerlukan pengetahuan mengenai dasar-dasar ilmu Astronomi.
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Ternyata ilmu Bazi sendiri dahulunya hanya mengenal tiga pilar saja. Berikut ini sekilas sejarahnya. Li Xuzhong (李虛中) dari Dinasti Tang: hanya mengenal pilar tahun, bulan, dan hari; yang dipentingkan pilar tahun. Xu Ziping (徐子平) dari Dinasti Song telah mengenal empat pilar; yakni tahun, bulan, hari, dan jam; yang dipentingkan pilar hari. Itulah sebabnya, Bazi yang kita kenal sekarang berasal dari Xu Ziping.
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Saya juga membahas mengenai 12 shio (肖) dan contoh-contoh kasus penerapan ilmu Astrologi, baik yang berasal dari dunia Barat maupun Timur.
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Berikut ini adalah contoh kasus yang berasal dari Tiongkok.
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Contoh pertama berasal dari negarawan terkemuka Dinasti Qing bernama Zeng Guofan (1811-1872). Sewaktu putera tertua Zeng Guofan akhirnya mempunyai anak pada usia 33 tahun, ia mendapati bahwa bagan Bazinya kekurangan elemen Air dan Api. Ia khawatir cucunya itu tidak berusia panjang. Menjelang akhir tahun, ternyata benar cucunya itu meninggal. Zeng lalu dengan sedih menyatakan bahwa semua itu sudah merupakan kehendak Langit. Yang dapat dilakukan hanyalah menerima semua itu dengan tenang serta mematuhinya dengan diam.
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Ternyata di Tiongkok, tidak semua pemikir menyukai Astrologi atau ilmu ramalan. Penentang ilmu ramalan pada masa Dinasti Qing antara lain: Gu Yanwu, Lu Shiyi, Fengjing, dan Quan Zuwang memperlihatkan contoh-contoh kesalahan dalam ilmu ramal. Novel Rulin Waishi (The Scholars) juga memperlihatkan contoh-contoh semacam itu. Kaisar Qianlong dari Dinasti Qing dalam perjalanan penyamarannya juga pernah menguji para peramal yang dijumpainya.
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Berikut ini adalah contoh-contoh kasus yang berasal dari Barat.
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Kita tentu telah mengenal nama Nostradamus (1503-1566). Beberapa penguasa pada zaman Nostradamus meminta saran padanya. Ramalan-ramalan Nostradamus juga masih menjadi bahan perbincangan hingga hari ini.
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Ternyata ilmu Astrologi juga pernah diajarkan di universitas-universitas Eropa. Semasa akhir Abad Pertengahan di Eropa, Astrologi juga diajarkan pada berbagai universitas di Italia; sebagai contoh adalah Universitas Pavia di Milan. Astrologi diajarkan sebagai bagian studi kedokteran dan seni. Dengan demikian, pada masa itu diagnosa pasien juga melibatkan pembacaan bagan Astrologinya. Ini disebut medical Astrology (Astrologi Kedokteran). Para dokter di zaman dahulu menghitung pula bagan kelahiran Astrologi pasiennya sebagai bagian dari diagnosa. Lambat laun Astrologi dihilangkan dan dianggap sebagai pseudoscience (sains semu).
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Galeazzo Sforza, duke Milan kelima (memerintah 1466-1476) merupakan salah seorang penguasa Eropa yang mempunyai ketertarikan kuat terhadap Astrologi dan mendasari penetapan kebijakan pemerintahannya pada Astrologi. Meskipun demikian, ia akan menghukum dengan kejam siapa saja yang berani memberikan prediksi buruk mengenainya. Salah seorang astrolog menyatakan bahwa masa pemerintahannya tidak akan mencapai 11 tahun. Astrolog itu dipenjara dan dibiarkan mati kelaparan tanpa diberi makan. Pada kenyataannya Galeazzo Sforza hanya memerintah selama kurang lebih 10 tahun.
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Selama Perang Dunia II, baik pihak Sekutu maupun Poros menggunakan Astrologi sebagai alat propaganda.
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Seminar ini diakhiri dengan tanya jawab.
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Berikut ini beberapa foto lagi terkait seminar di atas.
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          Giraffe gives birth before her ‘Bambi-like’ calf takes its first steps       Cache   Translate Page      
Paul Goldstein, 11-year-old Joshua and his mother Donna, from Wimbledon, London, spotted the pregnant animal in the heart of Kenya's Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
          I saw 'Duma'      Cache   Translate Page      
Last saturday I went to the movies and saw Duma. My expectations were high. Young Xan (Michaeletos), living a non-traditional life on his parents' ranch in Kenya, takes in an orphaned cheetah cub as a pet. Quickly, Xan and Dooms, as the cub comes to be known, become inseparable friends. Based on Cawthra Hopcraft's picture-book. The lighting and the plot are stunning, Campbell Scott is awfully bad though. I'm definitely going to buy the DVD when it comes out!
          Kenya Moore Gives Birth to Baby Daughter      Cache   Translate Page      
Kenya Moore Gives Birth to Baby Daughter The “Real Housewife of Atlanta” can now add “mom” to her title. Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, officially welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris. The former Miss USA explained the significance behind her daughter’s name. Kenya Moore, ...
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Kolping Organization of Kenya (KOK) Introduction: Kolping Organization of Kenya (KOK) is non-profit making Catholic lay association working for the intergral development of its members drawn from the Catholic church and for the benefit of the community through spiritual nourishment and guidance, training and economic development. KOK runs a vocational training centre at Kilimambogo, Thika …
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Job Vacancy: Solar Regional Sales Manager – East Africa Schneider Electric’s capabilities in the solar market segment include complete electrical systems and power conversion solutions along with the intelligent controls needed for the most competitive smart grid integration, and lifecycle Operation and Maintenance services. Mission: The Solar Regional Sales Manager is responsible for the development …
          The smallest ape in the world:      Cache   Translate Page      
The smallest ape in the world:#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 The tiny ape, known as Simiolus minutus, was found in the Tugen Hills of Kenya by Stony Brook researchers. It weighed just 8lbs when it was fully grown. Reported by MailOnline 3 hours ago.
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Thời gian tạo 6/11/2018 8:37

Thời gian cập nhật 6/11/2018 8:37
Đối mặt với nguy cơ suy thoái kinh tế vì thuế quan Mỹ, Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình đang nỗ lực chứng tỏ Trung Quốc có thể là một nguồn lực tích cực cho thương mại thế giới, một thách thức đòi hỏi lòng thành không hề dễ dàng, tờ The New York Times nhận định.
>> Dấu hiệu hụt hơi của Trung Quốc trong chiến tranh thương mại với Trump
Trong bài phát biểu tại lễ khai mạc Hội chợ Nhập khẩu quốc tế Trung Quốc sáng ngày 5.11, ông Tập khẳng định Trung Quốc là một nguồn tiêu thụ sản phẩm quốc tế lớn, đồng thời hứa hẹn Bắc Kinh sẽ giảm thuế nhập khẩu vả cải thiện bảo vệ sở hữu trí tuệ.
“Mở cửa đã trở thành thương hiệu của Trung Quốc. Trung Quốc đã lớn mạnh là nhờ vòng tay quốc tế, và thế giới cũng được hưởng lợi từ việc Trung Quốc mở cửa”, ông nói. “Cánh cửa Trung Quốc sẽ không bao giờ đóng, Nó sẽ chỉ ngày càng mở rộng”.
Ông Tập phát biểu tại lễ khai mạc Triễn lãm Nhập khẩu Quốc tế Trung Quốc – Ảnh: Reuters
Cuộc triển lãm kéo dài 6 ngày ở Thượng Hải hứa hẹn là cơ hội để doanh nghiệp từ 130 nước thu hút 150.000 khách hàng Trung Quốc tiềm năng. Sự kiện dự định cho thấy Trung Quốc còn nhiều đóng góp khác ngoài việc cung cấp lĩnh vực sản xuất diện rộng đến thị trường thế giới, vốn đang khiến lãnh đạo Mỹ và nhiều nước lo ngại cho ngành công nghiệp nội địa.

Tuy vậy, sự kiện cũng cho thấy những thách thức mà Trung Quốc đang gặp phải. Sau nhiều tháng chuẩn bị và thuyết phục lãnh đạo các nước tham gia, chỉ gần một chục thủ tướng và tổng thống có mặt tại lễ khai mạc sáng ngày 5.11. Trong đó, đa phần là các nước nợ tiền Trung Quốc thông qua sáng kiến “Vành đai và Con đường” như Kenya hay Lào. Còn lãnh đạo các nền kinh tế lớn như Mỹ, Đức, Anh, Hàn Quốc, Nhật Bản… đã không tham gia sự kiện.
Ngay cả những người có mặt cũng để lại dư vị tiêu cực về Trung Quốc, như Tổng thống Uhuru Kenyatta của Kenya tuyên bố giao thương song phương đã lớn gấp 8 lần nhưng “nghiêng về lợi ích cho Trung Quốc”.
Bên cạnh đó, Tổng giám đốc Christine Lagarde của Quỹ Tiền tệ quốc tế chỉ ra trong phát biểu tại lễ khai mạc rằng tuy khối lượng nhập khẩu của Trung Quốc đã tăng, nhưng phần lớn là vì Trung Quốc nhập khẩu nhu yếu phẩm và giá dầu tăng cao trong năm nay.
Trung Quốc đã trở thành đối thủ số một của Mỹ – Ảnh: Reuters
Trong thời gian gần đây, Bắc Kinh không ngừng chiêu mộ đồng minh, một mặt tìm kiếm ủng hộ chính trị trong cuộc đối đầu với Washington, mặt khác để mở rộng thị trường cho các sản phẩm của mình.
Chính phủ các nước châu Âu và Đông Á như kẹt giữa cuộc chiến thương mại Mỹ – Trung. Việc Tổng thống Donald Trump không được ưa chuộng ở các nước này khiến lãnh đạo các nước khó lòng ủng hộ ông. Tuy vậy, họ có cùng quan điểm với ông Trump về chính sách bảo hộ của Trung Quốc, vốn cực kỳ thiếu công bằng với công ty nước ngoài kinh doanh tại nước này. Theo đó, nhiều nước bắt đầu xem xét đường lối cứng rắn hơn với Trung Quốc.
Tổng thư ký Phòng Thương mại Liên minh châu Âu (EU) ở Trung Quốc Adam Dunnett cho biết nhiều công ty châu Âu bắt đầu xuôi theo xu hướng cứng rắn của Mỹ trong những tháng gần đây. Họ muốn thắt chặt kiểm soát hàng xuất khẩu của Trung Quốc đến thị trường châu Âu nếu Bắc Kinh không cung cấp một thị trường công bằng.
“Đây là sự thay đổi quan trọng”, ông nói. “Việc chúng tôi có các thành viên xem xét điều này là một quan ngại thực sự”.
Bắc Kinh hiện là đối thủ hàng đầu của Washington, đặc biệt là sau khi Mỹ dần hàn gắn rạn nứt với EU và các nước Đông Á thông qua các thoả thuận thương mại tự do song phương.
Cuối tháng 9, bộ trưởng thương mại EU, Nhật Bản và Mỹ cũng ký kết tuyên bố chung về việc đối phó nạn ép buộc chuyển giao công nghệ, trợ cấp công nghiệp và hẫu thuẫn doanh nghiệp quốc doanh, một động thái rõ ràng là để đối phó Trung Quốc.
>> Ông Tập ví Trung Quốc là biển lớn chịu “cuồng phong bạo vũ” là chuyện thường

          Tanzania demands over KSh 1.5 million in exchange for detained Kenyan fishermen      Cache   Translate Page      
- The fishermen are alleged to have trespassed into the Tanzanian waters. - Among those arrested are six children and bing held in Tanzania. - The neighbouring country demands Kenya pays KSh 1.3 million in exchange for the 36 fishermen. - They also demand KSh 200, 000 for each of the boats seized during the operation.
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Hata usipate shida nenda equity bank hawa ndio wamejidhatiti ipasavyo kwenye hiyo nyanja na wanafanya kazi kwa ukaribu na watu wanaitwa pesapal aka PayPal ya kenya .hapa ukipata kadi yako inakuwa tayari inaweza kufanya malipo online .ni wewe kuisajili kadi yako na paypal then utaenda kuchukua bank....
          Major ICD at Naivasha will greatly boost SGR viability      Cache   Translate Page      
W hen Uganda announced that it has dropped plans for an SGR (Standard Gauge Railway) and that they will rehabilitate the old narrow Metre Gauge Railway (MGR), it became evident that Kenya has to scale down its SGR ambitions, at least in the near term...
          0H046 FUNAI FAB300-2 kenyérsütő készülék - Jelenlegi ára: 4 500 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Használt, működő automata kenyérsütő,
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- digitális kijelző
- tapadásmentes bevonatú sütőforma
- kivehető üst
- könnyen kezelhető
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A készülék keverőlapátja sajnos hiányzik.
Feliratok:
FUNAI AUTO BAKERY FAB300-2
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MADE IN JAPANSzélesség: 23 cmHosszúság: 34. 5 cmMagasság: 28. 5 cmSúly: 6 kg
Termékeim között több kenyérsütő található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva! Termékeim között több műszaki készülék található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva!
A termékről további nagy felbontású képek!
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Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
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          0G681 Öt darabos albérlet alap készlet - Jelenlegi ára: 12 000 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
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- PHILIPS CREA MIX PLUS HR 1492 kézi mixer kiegészítőkkel
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Termékeim között több műszaki készülék található, kérem tekintse meg őket ide kattintva!
A termékről további nagy felbontású képek!
ÁRUIM ZÖME ANTIK ÉS RÉGI TÁRGYAKBÓL ÁLL.
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELI LEHETŐSÉG BUDAPESTEN (IX. ) ILLETVE SZEGEDEN!
 
Szállítás
Termékeinket az MPL futárszolgálattal küldjük! Terjedelmes tárgyaink szállításában külön díjazás mellett tudunk segíteni! Szállítási módok az alábbiak szerint alakulnak
 
Személyes átvétel Budapest IX.
 
 
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MPL csomag előre utalással
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
 
 
Fizetés
A vételár és szállítási költség kiegyenlítésére az alábbi lehetőségeket biztosítjuk
 
Személyes átvételkor készpénzben
 
 
Banki átutalás
 
 
Utánvét
 
 
Paypal (MasterCard, Visa)
 
 
Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
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0G681 Öt darabos albérlet alap készlet
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          Fagor CF 150 szeletelőgép - Jelenlegi ára: 12 000 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      

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Maximális vágásszélesség : 15 mm
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  Így is ismerheti: CF 150, CF150

Fagor CF 150 szeletelőgép
Jelenlegi ára: 12 000 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-11-07 11:13
          Collingwood man plays with Kenyan team, Sidney Crosby in viral commercial shoot      Cache   Translate Page      
Dave Van de Laar (no. 4) was part of a team that faced off against a Kenyan hockey team for a Tim Horton's commercial that has gone viral.

David Van de Laar part of Canadian team that played against Kenya's only hockey squad.


          Deux chrétiens refusant de réciter la “shahada”, abattus au Kenya      Cache   Translate Page      
Deux chrétiens refusant de réciter la “shahada”, abattus au Kenya
Le 14 septembre dernier, un groupe de sept djihadistes d’al-Shabaab, en provenance de Somalie, ont intercepté entre les villes d’Iljara et Sangailu un autocar se dirigeant vers la ville de Garissa, au Kenya. Ils ont exigé des passagers qu’ils présentent leurs cartes d’identité. Ils ont fait descendre trois passagers et leur ont demandé de réciter […]

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Tudor Lawn in Dublin was always a nice place to live (house prices average €600,000 with rents at €3000). A glance at the cul de sac reveals perfectly manicured hedges and well-cared for trees lining the road. There is a green across from the road from the house, where children play in the summer, and many residents have lived here peacefully for decades ('a place violence rarely touches'). There is a new generation of professionals, including tech workers and students, living there in the shadow of a Microsoft campus and the legendary Leopardstown Racecourse.

But it lacked one essential requirement in the modern age. Diversity. No longer. A couple of years back a number of Africans took over a house there and immediately began demonstrating what the staid burghers had been missing. Mind you there were some downsides. Like the cops being called on a regular basis (twice in the same day on one occasion) while ear-splitting 'music' blasted away into the small hours of the morning. Still, as we'd all agree, a small price to pay for the joys of multiculturalism.


Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, the vibrant newcomers overstep the mark. Residents in the Foxrock estate where a young man was killed in incredibly violent circumstances were stunned by the gruesome death. Locals who spoke to the Irish Independent yesterday expressed utter shock at the horror that had taken place in their neighbourhood. The killer had cut off the victim's genitals and placed them carefully on the mantelpiece before sitting back and relaxing while he bled to death. As one does.

Kenyan national Grace Miano (pictured) has been charged with killing Limbani Mzoma from Zimbabwe.

"I literally feel sick. This doesn't happen in Foxrock," one woman said.


It does now lady, it does now. Welcome to the new, vibrant and multicultural Ireland.

          Somalia: Security Council Adopts Resolution 2442 (2018), Authorizing 12-Month Extension for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy off Somali Coast      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Security Council
Country: Somalia

SC/13566
6 NOVEMBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8391ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council, acting by consensus today, decided to renew for 12 months authorizations allowing international naval forces to join in the fight against piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia.

Adopting resolution 2442 (2018) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-member Council deplored all acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the Somali coast. While noting improvements in Somalia, it nevertheless recognized that piracy exacerbates instability in the country and stressed the need for a comprehensive, international response that also works to tackle the underlying causes of the phenomenon.

By the terms of the text, the Council encouraged the Parliament of Somalia to approve a draft coast guard law and urged the Somali authorities to continue efforts towards passing a comprehensive set of anti-piracy and maritime laws without further delay. It also called upon the authorities to make all efforts to bring to justice those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate or undertake criminal acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea, while calling upon Member States to assist Somalia ‑ at the request of Somali authorities and with notification to the Secretary-General ‑ to strengthen its maritime capacity.

Welcoming the initiative of the Seychelles to establish a court for piracy and maritime crime and the successful prosecution of piracy cases by that entity, the Council also recognized the need for States, international and regional organizations and other appropriate partners to share information for anti-piracy law enforcement purposes. In addition, it noted the need for those partners to keep under review the possibility of applying targeted sanctions against individuals or entities that plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from piracy operations if they meet the listing criteria set out in paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013). The Council also called upon all States to cooperate fully with the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group.

By other terms of the resolution, the Council renewed its call upon States and regional organizations that are able to do so to join the fight against piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia by deploying naval vessels, arms and military aircraft; providing basing and logistical support for counter-piracy forces; and seizing and disposing of boats, vessels, arms and other related equipment used in the commission of piracy-related crimes. It further encouraged the Government of Somalia to accede to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and urged all States to take appropriate actions under their domestic laws to prevent the illicit financing of piracy acts and the laundering of its proceeds.

The meeting began at 10:05 a.m. and ended at 10:07 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2442 (2018) reads as follows:

“The Security Council,

“Recognizing that 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of resolution 1816 on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia and recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation in Somalia, especially resolutions 1814 (2008), 1816 (2008), 1838 (2008), 1844 (2008), 1846 (2008), 1851 (2008), 1897 (2009), 1918 (2010), 1950 (2010), 1976 (2011), 2015 (2011), 2020 (2011), 2077 (2012) 2125 (2013), 2184 (2014), 2246 (2015), and 2316 (2016) and 2383 (2017) as well as the Statement of its President (S/PRST/2010/16) of 25 August 2010 and (S/PRST/2012/24) of 19 November 2012,

“Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General (S/2018/903), as requested by resolution 2383 (2017), on the implementation of that resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia,

“Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence, and unity of Somalia, including Somalia’s sovereign rights in accordance with international law, with respect to offshore natural resources, including fisheries,

“Noting that the joint counter-piracy efforts of States, regions, organizations, the maritime industry, the private sector, think tanks, and civil society have resulted in a steady decline in pirate attacks as well as hijackings since 2011, with no successful ship hijackings reported off the coast of Somalia since March 2017 however, recognizing the ongoing threat that resurgent piracy and armed robbery at sea poses to the prompt, safe, and effective delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia and the region, to the safety of seafarers and other persons, to international navigation and the safety of commercial maritime routes, and to other ships, including fishing vessels operating in conformity with international law, commending countries that have deployed naval forces in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin to dissuade piracy networks from carrying out acts of piracy,

“Welcoming the reinstatement of the Somali Maritime Security Coordination Committee (MSCC) meeting held from 9 to 10 July 2018 between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and international partners which called for enhanced cooperation in strengthening Somalia’s maritime security as a key priority for both the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States and urged the National Security Council to agree on a delineation of roles of the Somali maritime forces, as required by the Transition Plan and recognizing the importance of engaging in transition planning,

“Further reaffirming that international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, sets out the legal framework applicable to activities in the ocean, including countering piracy and armed robbery at sea,

“Recognizing the need to investigate and prosecute not only suspects captured at sea, but also anyone who incites or intentionally facilitates piracy operations, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attacks, and reiterating its concern over persons suspected of piracy having been released without facing justice, reaffirming that the failure to prosecute persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia undermines anti-piracy efforts,

“Noting with concern that the continuing limited capacity and domestic legislation to facilitate the custody and prosecution of suspected pirates after their capture has hindered more robust international action against pirates off the coast of Somalia, which has led to pirates in many cases being released without facing justice, regardless of whether there is sufficient evidence to support prosecution, and reiterating that, consistent with the provisions of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea concerning the repression of piracy, the 1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation provides for parties to create criminal offences, establish jurisdiction, and accept delivery of persons responsible for, or suspected of seizing, or exercising control over, a ship by force or threat thereof, or any other form of intimidation,

“Underlining the primary responsibility of the Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, noting the several requests from Somali authorities for international assistance to counter piracy off its coast, including the letter of 25 October 2018, from the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the United Nations expressing the appreciation of Somali authorities to the Security Council for its assistance, expressing their willingness to consider working with other States and regional organizations to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, asking member states and international organizations to support the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in its Exclusive Economic Zone, and requesting that the provisions of resolution 2383 (2017) be renewed for an additional 12 months,

“Welcoming the participation of the Federal Government of Somalia and regional partners in the 21st plenary session of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) in Nairobi, Kenya, 11–13 July 2018, co-hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission under the Chairmanship of Mauritius,

“Recognizing the work of the CGPCS and the Law Enforcement Task Force to facilitate the prosecution of suspected pirates, and the intentions of the Regional Capacity Building Working Group to identify regional priorities and coordination of capacity-building activities and regional responsibilities,

“Noting the progress made to enhance Somali capacity building through the National Maritime Coordination Committee (NMCC) to assess maritime priorities between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States,

“Welcoming the financing provided by the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Combating Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (the Trust Fund) to strengthen regional ability to prosecute suspected pirates and imprison those convicted in accordance with applicable international human rights law, noting with appreciation the assistance provided by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Maritime Crime Programme, and being determined to continue efforts to ensure that pirates are held accountable,

“Commending the efforts of the European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) Operation ATALANTA and EUCAP Somalia, Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151, the counter-piracy activities of the African Union onshore in Somalia and other States acting in a national capacity in cooperation with Somali authorities and each other to suppress piracy and to protect ships transiting through the waters off the coast of Somalia, and welcoming the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction Initiative (SHADE) and the efforts of individual countries, including China, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation, which have deployed naval counter-piracy missions in the region,

“Noting the efforts of flag States for taking measures to permit vessels sailing under their flag transiting the High Risk Area (HRA) to embark vessel protection detachments and privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP), and to allow charters that favour arrangements that make use of such measures, while urging States to regulate such activities in accordance with applicable international law,

“Welcoming and encouraging the capacity-building efforts in the region made by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) funded Djibouti Code of Conduct, the Trust Fund and the European Union’s activities under the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) which assists Somalia in strengthening its maritime security capacity in order to enable it to enforce maritime law more effectively, and recognizing the need for all engaged international and regional organizations to coordinate and cooperate fully,

“Supporting the development of a coastguard at the federal level and coastguard police at the Federal Member State level, noting with appreciation the efforts made by the IMO and the shipping industry to develop and update guidance, best management practices, and recommendations to assist ships to prevent and suppress piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia, including in the Gulf of Aden, and in relevant parts of the Indian Ocean that are still within the High Risk Area and recognizing the work of the IMO and the CGPCS in this regard, noting the efforts of the International Organization for Standardization, which has developed industry standards of training and certification for Private Maritime Security Companies when providing PCASP on board ships in high-risk areas, and further welcoming the European Union’s EUCAP Somalia, which is working to develop the maritime security capacities of Somalia,

“Underlining the importance of continuing to enhance the collection, preservation, and transmission to competent authorities of evidence of acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and welcoming the ongoing work of the IMO, INTERPOL, and industry groups to develop guidance to seafarers on preservation of crime scenes following acts of piracy, and noting the importance of enabling seafarers to give evidence in criminal proceedings to prosecute acts of piracy,

“Further recognizing that pirate networks continue to rely on kidnapping and hostage-taking to help generate funding to purchase weapons, gain recruits, and continue their operational activities, thereby jeopardizing the safety and security of civilians and restricting the flow of commerce, and welcoming international efforts to coordinate the work of investigators and prosecutors, inter alia, through the Law Enforcement Task Force and collect and share information to disrupt the pirate enterprise, as exemplified by INTERPOL’s Global Database on Maritime Piracy, and commending the establishment of the Maritime Information Fusion Centre (RMIFC) in Madagascar, the sister centre of the Regional Centre for Operational Coordination (RCOC) in Seychelles following the signing of the Regional Agreement for the Setting up of a Regional Maritime Information Exchange and Sharing Mechanism in the Western Indian Ocean by Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Union of Comoros and Seychelles , including the establishment of the Piracy Prosecution Readiness Plan which, under the auspices of UNODC and in partnership with EU NAVFOR, will further develop the region’s capacity to conduct piracy prosecutions,

“Reaffirming international condemnation of acts of kidnapping and hostage-taking, including offences contained within the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, strongly condemning the continuing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating off the coast of Somalia, expressing serious concern at the inhumane conditions hostages face in captivity, recognizing the adverse impact on their families, calling for the immediate release of all remaining hostages, and noting the importance of cooperation between Member States on the issue of hostage-taking and the prosecution of suspected pirates for taking hostages,

“Commending Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and the United Republic of Tanzania, for their efforts to prosecute suspected pirates in their national courts, and noting with appreciation the assistance provided by the UNODC Maritime Crime Programme, the Trust Fund, and other international organizations and donors, in coordination with the CGPCS, to support Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, the United Republic of Tanzania, Somalia, and other States in the region with their efforts to prosecute, or incarcerate in a third State after prosecution elsewhere, pirates, including facilitators and financiers ashore, consistent with applicable international human rights law, and emphasizing the need for States and international organizations to further enhance international efforts in this regard,

“Welcoming the readiness of the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States to cooperate with each other and with States who have prosecuted suspected pirates with a view to enabling convicted pirates to be repatriated back to Somalia under suitable prisoner transfer arrangements, consistent with applicable international law, including international human rights law, and acknowledging the return from Seychelles to Somalia of convicted prisoners willing and eligible to serve their sentences in Somalia, and noting that the sentences served must be those passed by the courts of the prosecuting states and that any proposal to vary the sentences must be in conformity with the 2011 Transfer Agreement with the Seychelles,

“Welcoming the work of the Maritime Security Coordination Committee (MSCC), the central mechanism for developing capability and identifying and channelling support, as highlighted at the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, and encouraging the Somali national and regional administrations to take increasing responsibility for counter-piracy initiatives,

“Expressing serious concern over reports of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in Somalia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and noting the complex relationship between IUU fishing and piracy, recognizing that IUU fishing accounts for millions of dollars in lost revenue for Somalia each year, and can contribute to destabilization among coastal communities,

“Noting Somalia’s accession to the FAO’s Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, recognizing the projects supported by FAO and UNODC aimed at enhancing Somalia’s capacity to combat such activities, and stressing the need for States and international organizations to further intensify their support to the Federal Government of Somalia, at its request, in enhancing Somalia’s capacity to combat such activities,

“Recognizing the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia towards the development of a legal regime for the distribution of fishing licences, commending in this regard the implementation of a component of the EU-funded Programme to Promote Regional Maritime Security (CCAP) with FAO aims to promote proper and transparent licensed and regulated fishing with regional states, and encouraging further efforts in this regard, with the support of the international community,

“Recalling the reports of the Secretary General which illustrate the seriousness of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia and provide useful guidance for the investigation and prosecution of pirates, including on specialized anti-piracy courts,

“Remaining concerned that four-Iranian seafarers from the FV Siraj remain as hostages inside Somalia in appalling conditions, and welcoming the work of International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) in the provision of post trauma intervention and financial support to victims of piracy and their families; as well as the CGPCS Piracy Survivors Family Fund (PSFF), which provides funds for the survivors of Somali piracy, and for their families, to provide a range of support during and after captivity and recognizing the need to continue supporting these initiatives and contributions to funds,

“Recognizing the progress made by the CGPCS and UNODC in the use of public information tools to raise awareness of the dangers of piracy and highlight the best practices to eradicate this criminal phenomenon,

“Noting efforts by UNODC and UNDP and the funding provided by the Trust Fund, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other donors to develop regional judicial and law enforcement capacity to investigate, arrest, and prosecute suspected pirates and to incarcerate convicted pirates consistent with applicable international human rights law,

“Bearing in mind the Djibouti Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, noting the operations of information-sharing centres in, Kenya, and the United Republic of Tanzania, recognizing the efforts of signatory States to develop the appropriate regulatory and legislative frameworks to combat piracy, enhance their capacity to patrol the waters of the region, interdict suspect vessels, and prosecute suspected pirates,

“Emphasizing that peace and stability within Somalia, the strengthening of State institutions, economic and social development, and respect for human rights and the rule of law are necessary to create the conditions for a durable eradication of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and further emphasizing that Somalia’s long-term security rests with the effective development by Somali authorities of the Somali Coast Guard and Maritime Police Units, Somali National Army, and Somali Police Force,

“Welcoming the Padang Communique and Maritime Cooperation Declaration adopted by the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at its 15th Council of Ministers meeting, which call upon members to support and strengthen cooperation to address maritime challenges including piracy and illegal trafficking of drugs,

“Welcoming the publication in June 2018 by BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs, Intertanko, The Oil Companies International Marine Forum and others, of version 5 of Best Management Practices to deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea (BMP5), acknowledging that the information and guidance contained within helps to reduce the risks to mariners and seafarers engaged in their lawful occupations,

“Recognizing that the ongoing instability in Somalia and the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off its coast are inextricably linked, and stressing the need to continue the comprehensive response by the international community to repress piracy and armed robbery at sea and tackle its underlying causes,

“Determining that the incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, as well as the activity of pirate groups in Somalia, are an important factor exacerbating the situation in Somalia, which continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,

“Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1. Reiterates that it condemns and deplores all acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“2. While noting improvements in Somalia, recognizes that piracy exacerbates instability in Somalia by introducing large amounts of illicit cash that fuels additional crime, corruption, and terrorism;

“3. Stresses the need for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress piracy and tackle its underlying causes by the international community in collaboration with Somali authorities and other relevant actors;

“4. Underlines the primary responsibility of the Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, encourages the approval by the Parliament of the draft coast guard law which the Somali authorities, with the support of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Somalia have submitted to the Council of Ministers and urges the Somali authorities, to continue their work to pass a comprehensive set of anti-piracy and maritime laws without further delay and establish security forces with clear roles and jurisdictions to enforce these laws and to continue to develop, with international support as appropriate, the capacity of Somali courts to investigate and prosecute persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attacks;

“5. Recognizes the need to continue investigating and prosecuting those who plan, organize, or illicitly finance or profit from pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy, urges States, working in conjunction with relevant international organizations, to adopt legislation to facilitate prosecution of suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia;

“6. Calls upon the Somali authorities to interdict, and upon interdiction to have mechanisms in place to safely return effects seized by pirates, investigate and prosecute pirates and to patrol the waters off the coast of Somalia to prevent and suppress acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea;

“7. Calls upon the Somali authorities to make all efforts to bring to justice those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate, or undertake criminal acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea, and calls upon Member States to assist Somalia, at the request of Somali authorities and with notification to the Secretary-General, to strengthen maritime capacity in Somalia, including regional authorities and, stresses that any measures undertaken pursuant to this paragraph shall be consistent with applicable international law, in particular international human rights law;

“8. Calls upon States to cooperate also, as appropriate, on the issue of hostage taking, and the prosecution of suspected pirates for taking hostages;

“9. Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates, and further calls upon the Somali authorities and all relevant stakeholders to redouble their efforts to secure their safe and immediate release;

“10. Welcomes the initiative of the Seychelles authorities to establish a court for piracy and maritime crime and further welcomes the successful prosecution of piracy cases by this body;

“11. Recognizes the need for States, international and regional organizations, and other appropriate partners to exchange evidence and information for anti-piracy law enforcement purposes with a view to ensuring effective prosecution of suspected, and imprisonment of convicted, pirates and with a view to the arrest and prosecution of key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance and profit from piracy operations, and keeps under review the possibility of applying targeted sanctions against individuals or entities that plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from piracy operations if they meet the listing criteria set out in paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013), and calls upon all States to cooperate fully with the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, including on information-sharing regarding possible violations of the arms embargo or charcoal ban;

“12. Renews its call upon States and regional organizations that are able to do so to take part in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, in particular, consistent with this resolution and international law, by deploying naval vessels, arms, and military aircraft, by providing basing and logistical support for counter-piracy forces, and by seizing and disposing of boats, vessels, arms, and other related equipment used in the commission of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, or for which there are reasonable grounds for suspecting such use;

“13. Highlights the importance of coordination among States and international organizations in order to deter acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, commends the work of the CGPCS to facilitate such coordination in cooperation with the IMO, flag States, and Somali authorities, and urges continued support of these efforts;

“14. Encourages Member States to continue to cooperate with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea, notes the primary role of Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and decides that, for a further period of 13 months from the date of this resolution to renew the authorizations as set out in paragraph 14 of resolution 2383 (2017) granted to States and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, for which advance notification has been provided by Somali authorities to the Secretary-General;

“15. Affirms that the authorizations renewed in this resolution apply only with respect to the situation in Somalia and shall not affect the rights, obligations, or responsibilities of Member States under international law, including any rights or obligations under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, with respect to any other situation, and underscores in particular that this resolution shall not be considered as establishing customary international law; and affirms further that such authorizations have been renewed in response to the 25 October 2018 letter conveying the request of Somali authorities;

“16. Decides that the arms embargo on Somalia imposed by paragraph 5 of resolution 733 (1992) and further elaborated upon by paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1425 (2002) and modified by paragraphs 33 to 38 of resolution 2093 does not apply to supplies of weapons and military equipment or the provision of assistance destined for the sole use of Member States, international, regional, and subregional organizations undertaking measures in accordance with paragraph 14 above;

“17. Requests that cooperating States take appropriate steps to ensure that the activities they undertake pursuant to the authorizations in paragraph 14 do not have the practical effect of denying or impairing the right of innocent passage to the ships of any third State;

“18. Calls upon all States, and in particular flag, port, and coastal States, States of the nationality of victims and perpetrators of piracy and armed robbery, and other States with relevant jurisdiction under international law and national legislation, to cooperate in determining jurisdiction and in the investigation and prosecution of all persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attack, consistent with applicable international law including international human rights law, to ensure that all pirates handed over to judicial authorities are subject to a judicial process, and to render assistance by, among other actions, providing disposition and logistics assistance with respect to persons under their jurisdiction and control, such as victims, witnesses, and persons detained as a result of operations conducted under this resolution;

“19. Calls upon all States to criminalize piracy under their domestic law and to favourably consider the prosecution of suspected, and imprisonment of those convicted, pirates apprehended off the coast of Somalia, and their facilitators and financiers ashore, consistent with applicable international law, including international human rights law, and decides to keep these matters under review, including, as appropriate, the establishment of specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia with substantial international participation and/or support as set forth in resolution 2015 (2011), and encourages the CGPCS to continue its discussions in this regard;

“20. Welcomes, in this context, the UNODC Maritime Crime Programme’s continued work with authorities in Somalia and in neighbouring States to ensure that individuals suspected of piracy are prosecuted and those convicted are imprisoned in a manner consistent with international law, including international human rights law;

“21. Encourages the Federal Government of Somalia to accede to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, as part of its efforts to target money laundering and financial support structures on which piracy networks survive;

“22. Urges all States to take appropriate actions under their existing domestic law to prevent the illicit financing of acts of piracy and the laundering of its proceeds;

“23. Urges States, in cooperation with INTERPOL and Europol, to further investigate international criminal networks involved in piracy off the coast of Somalia, including those responsible for illicit financing and facilitation;

“24. Urges all States to ensure that counter-piracy activities, particularly land-based activities, take into consideration the need to protect women and children from exploitation, including sexual exploitation;

“25. Urges all States to share information with INTERPOL for use in the global piracy database, through appropriate channels;

“26. Commends the contributions of the Trust Fund and the IMO-funded Djibouti Code of Conduct and urges both state and non-State actors affected by piracy, most notably the international shipping community, to contribute to them;

“27. Urges States parties to United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation to implement fully their relevant obligations under these conventions and customary international law and to cooperate with the UNODC, IMO, and other States and international organizations to build judicial capacity for the successful prosecution of persons suspected of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“28. Acknowledges the recommendations and guidance provided by the IMO on preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery at sea; and urges States, in collaboration with the shipping and insurance industries and the IMO, to continue to develop and implement avoidance, evasion, and defensive best practices and advisories to take when under attack or when sailing in the waters off the coast of Somalia, and further urges States to make their citizens and vessels available for forensic investigation as appropriate at the first suitable port of call immediately following an act or attempted act of piracy or armed robbery at sea or release from captivity;

“29. Encourages flag States and port States to further consider the development of safety and security measures on board vessels, including, where applicable, developing regulations for the use of PCASP on board ships, aimed at preventing and suppressing piracy off the coast of Somalia, through a consultative process, including through the IMO and ISO;

“30. Invites the IMO to continue its contributions to the prevention and suppression of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships, in coordination, in particular, with the UNODC, the World Food Program (WFP), the shipping industry, and all other parties concerned, and recognizes the IMO’s role concerning privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in high-risk areas;

“31. Notes the importance of securing the safe delivery of WFP assistance by sea, and welcomes the ongoing work by the WFP, EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, and flag States with regard to Vessel Protection Detachments on WFP vessels;

“32. Requests States and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities to inform the Security Council and the Secretary-General in nine months of the progress of actions undertaken in the exercise of the authorizations provided in paragraph 14 above and further requests all States contributing through the CGPCS to the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia, including Somalia and other States in the region, to report by the same deadline on their efforts to establish jurisdiction and cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of piracy;

“33. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council within twelve months of the adoption of this resolution on the implementation of this resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“34. Expresses its intention to review the situation and consider, as appropriate, renewing the authorizations provided in paragraph 14 above for additional periods upon the request of Somali authority;

“35. Decides to remain seized of the matter.”

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          World: Border Agencies Plan for Inter-Agency Cooperation in East and Horn of Africa      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World

Nairobi – Eight countries in the East and Horn of Africa have committed to the establishment of “inter-agency cross-border technical working groups” that would facilitate the implementation of 22 identified good practices meant to boost cooperation and improve the efficiency of border operations.

The region’s borders are some of the busiest, as they cut across key migration routes focused on the movement of people within the region and to other major destinations, including Europe and the Gulf countries. Disparate national priorities among adjourning countries do not always make cooperation possible. But this could soon be thing of the past, as border authority managers from neighbouring states – some meeting for the first time – established a new rapport and struck significant operational agreements.

This followed a first-of-its-kind workshop organized by the UN migration agency IOM in late October that brought together directors general of immigration and senior immigration and border management officers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.

The workshop took place under the aegis of the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme - a regional, multi-year and multi-partner programme funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Bilateral and trilateral meetings between and among representatives of all the eight countries represented produced significant results for implementation. The highlights of these IOM-facilitated meetings, include:

First time agreement between Ethiopia and South Sudan to conduct joint, cross border patrols; and to work together to open new border crossings points between the two countries. Sudan and South Sudan agreed to work together to open four border crossing points, including One Stop Border Posts. Uganda and South Sudan agreed to implement joint, cross border patrols, and to establish “Integrated Border Management Committees”. Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia agreed to implement Integrated Border Management Committees; and Joint Interagency, Cross- Border Patrols. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania agreed to increased cooperation and implement “Good Practices” on Counter-Trafficking efforts; implement Joint Interagency Cross- Border Patrols.

The eight countries requested IOM to support a follow-up meeting to buttress the establishment of the proposed interagency, cross-border, technical working Groups. IOM is currently developing action plans to respond to stakeholder requests which will be funded through BMM and will be completed by June 30, 2019.

Keynote speaker at the workshop, Kenya Principal Secretary for Immigration and Registration of Persons, Rtd Maj-Gen Gordon Kihalangwa, said: “With increasing complexity of migration flows, countries in the East and Horn of Africa region should enhance cross-border cooperation in order to effectively deal with existing challenges in border management which include; trafficking of persons and smuggling of migrants among other forms of transnational organized crime”.

Julia Hartlieb, the BMM Senior Regional Programme Coordinator, said: “The Better Migration Management Programme has recorded key milestones in providing support to countries through the National Coordination Mechanisms for Migration, the provision of equipment and MIDAS border equipment, training, benchmarking visits to operationalization of e-visa and e-immigration systems.

For more information please contact IOM RO Nairobi:
Charles Mkude, BMM Programme Officer, Tel: +254 715 903 291, Email: cmkude@iom.int
Wilson Johwa, Communications Officer, Tel: +254 701 838 029, Email: wjohwa@iom.int


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2018 (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Kenya: Kenya: Kalobeyei Settlement Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma and Kalobeyei Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma Camp Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Durable Solutions Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, United States of America

  • Ethiopia hosts 905,831 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the 36,185 who arrived since the start of 2018.

  • The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

  • Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 3,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR supports the Government of Ethiopia in discharging its international obligations, fulfilling the organization’s core objectives to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and to seek durable solutions for them. The three traditional durable solutions are complementary and are pursued together:

    • Voluntary repatriation, in which refugees return in safety and with dignity to their countries of origin and re-avail themselves of national protection;
    • Resettlement, in which refugees are selected and transferred from the country of refuge to a third state which has agreed to admit them as refugees with permanent residence status; and
    • Local integration, in which refugees legally, economically and socially integrate in the host country, availing themselves of the national protection of the host government.
  • UNHCR and partners support livelihoods programmes for refugees in order to reduce vulnerability and dependency on humanitarian assistance. Refugees who actively support themselves are better equipped to take on the challenges of any of the durable solutions. UNHCR recognizes the stress that the presence of refugees can place on already-impoverished host communities and works closely with development actors and regional governments to mitigate the impact. UNHCR advocates for complementarity of services for refugees and host communities, and seeks to ensure that refugees are included in their intervention and development plans, thereby promoting peaceful co-existence.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia is committed to assisting refugees in accessing complementary legal pathways including family reunification and other humanitarian migration programmes, such as private sponsorship, study and employment possibilities. UNHCR Ethiopia continues to issue refugees with proof of registration documents and provides advice on how to process family reunification cases. Specifically, UNHCR directly assists unregistered refugee children in accessing the services and documentation necessary to reunite with their family members abroad. UNHCR Ethiopia is also involved in the issuance of Convention Travel Documents (CTDs), which permits refugees to undertake international travel for employment, education and to seek medical treatment unavailable in Ethiopia.

  • The innovative Italian Humanitarian Corridor program was officially launched in 2017 and aims to relocate 500 refugees to Italy. UNHCR has undertaken this project with two faith-based organizations, Caritas Italiana and Sant’Egidio Community, through which refugees with family links in Italy as well as those with protection and medical vulnerabilities are able to find a durable solution. To date, 327 refugees have departed for new lives in Italy.


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Urban Refugees Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

HIGHLIGHTS

  • By the end of September 2018, there were a total of 22,885 refugees in the capital Addis Ababa, mainly from Eritrea, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and refugees of other nationalities, including those from the Great Lakes region.

  • Of the total population, 868 are children, who either arrived alone (377 children) or were separated from their parents or relatives during flight (491 children).

  • Of the urban refugee population, 18,122 (79%) are Eritrean refugees. Of these, 17,217 are beneficiaries of the Government’s Out-Of-Camp Policy.

  • UNHCR provides reception services at the Urban Refugee Reception Centre, located around what is popularly known as the Hayahulet Mazoriya in Addis Ababa. In addition to registration and documentation services, individual protection and resettlement counselling are available at the center from Monday to Thursday every week, between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

  • UNHCR undertook its yearly participatory assessment with refugees living in Addis Ababa in August 2018.The findings will assist the UN Refugee Agency to better understand the situation of refugees and will inform the planned programmatic and service delivery activities.

  • Coordination of protection programs targeting refugees in Addis Ababa is done through the monthly Urban and Kenya Borena Sub-Working Group meetings, that are held every 1st Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the UNHCR office in Bole. The forum brings together the government refugee agency (ARRA), UNHCR and all the partners working with refugees in Addis Ababa in order to ensure coordinated response in service delivery and efficient use of resources in line with UNHCR protection priorities.


          Zimbabwe: Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 4 November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Highlights

Ten out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 35,727 cholera / AWD cases and 423 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.2 % (10,086) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,132).

Out of the 10 countries with reported cholera/ AWD outbreaks this year in ESAR, 3 (Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya) have ongoing cholera outbreaks. During the week under review, Zimbabwe reported the highest number of new cases (59 cases). Of the three countries with active transmission, Tanzania has recorded the highest CFR (at 1.9%) in 2018.

Zimbabwe: The weekly case incidence has been on a downward trend in the past 6 weeks (From week 39 to week 44). For instance, during week 44 (week ending 4 November 2018), 59 new cases were reported compared to 199 cases reported in week 43 (week ending 28 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Harare. Cumulatively, a total of 10,086 cases including 61 deaths have been reported in 2018. Majority of these cases (98%, 9,909) and deaths (90%. 55) have been reported since the beginning of the new wave of the outbreak on 5 September 2018.

Tanzania: An increase in the epidemic trend has been noted. During week 43, 43 new cases were reported compared to 28 cases reported in week 42 (week ending 21 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Ngorongoro district in Arusha region. Cumulatively a total of 32,933 cases including 548 deaths have been reported in Tanzania mainland, as from August 2015. Of these, a total of 4,302 (13%) cases and 82 (15%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018.

Kenya: During week 42, 7 new cases were reported from Isiolo County. Last case was reported in Turkana County on 18 September 2018, while Embu County reported 3 cases during week 40. Cumulatively a total of 26,591 cases including 421 deaths have been reported, as from October 2016. Of these, a total of 5,781 (21.7%) cases and 78 (18.5%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018


          World: Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health Annual Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic. As the demands continue to evolve for effective and efficient management of animal diseases, including emerging diseases and zoonoses, the Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) continues to evolve and keep pace with the global demands, adding value to Member States of FAO.

Building on the first eleven years of success, the Centre rebranded its platform in 2018 as EMC-AH, with the full support of the Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health Steering Committee in November 2017. The new name reflects the modernization of the platform and new way of working to better address the needs of the future. Further, the inaugural EMC-AH strategic action plan 2018 2022 released in June 2018 clearly states the vision, mission, and core functions of EMC AH for the coming five years with the aim of reducing the impact of animal health emergencies.

EMC AH’s annual report reflects EMC AH’s new way of working under its strategic action plan and addresses EMC AH performance and actions for the twelve-month period of November 2017-October 2018. During the reporting period, EMC AH contributed to strengthening resilience of livelihoods to animal health-related emergencies and zoonoses through the core pillars of its strategic action plan: preparedness, response, incident coordination, collaboration and resource mobilization. The annual report illustrates EMC-AH’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

FAO’s Member States have an ongoing need for a holistic and sustainable international platform that provides the necessary tools and interventions inclusive of animal health emergency management. EMC-AH strategic action plan requires a substantial commitment of resources to implement the full range of proposed activities, and EMC-AH must maintain key personnel essential to carry out its objectives and components of the 2016-2019 FAO Strategic Framework that addresses increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises (Strategic Programme five [SP5]).

As a joint platform of FAO’s Animal Health Service and Emergency Response and Resilience Team, and in close collaboration with related partners and networks, EMC-AH is appropriately positioned to provide renewed leadership, coordination and action for global animal health emergencies.


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Mabingwa wapya wa ligi kuu soka nchini Kenya (KPL), Gor Mahia wameondoka asubuhi ya leo kuelekea nchini Uingereza kwaajili ya mchezo wa kirafiki dhidi ya klabu ya Everton.

Gor Mahia inatarajia kukipiga na Everton usiku wa Jumanne ya wiki ijayo katika uwanja wa Goodson Park.

Pia inaelezwa kuwa moja ya ratiba ya Gor Mahia nchini humo ni kutazama mchezo wa ligi kuu (EPL) kati ya Everton na Brighton & Hove Albion, mchezo utakaopigwa Jumamosi ya wiki hii kwenye uwanja huohuo wa Goodson Park.

Mchezo huo ni katika muendelezo wa mashindano ya Sporti Pesa yaliyofanyika mwanzoni mwa mwezi Agosti yakihusisha vilabu kadhaa vya Afrika Mashariki ili kumpata mshindi mmoja atakayekutana na Everton.

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Sáng kiến Vành đai và Con đường (Belt and Road Initiative – BRI) là một dự án đầu tư khổng lồ được Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình thúc đẩy, với kỳ vọng sẽ tạo dựng được quyền lực mềm cho quốc gia này. Từ cuối những năm 2013, Bắc Kinh đã rót gần 700 tỷ USD ngân sách vào hơn 60 quốc gia, mà đại đa số trong số đó là những dự án hạ tầng khổng lồ cùng những khoản vay hậu hĩnh ban đầu cho đến khi các chính phủ nhận ra họ đều đang “há miệng mắc quai”. Mục tiêu, cuối cùng, có vẻ chỉ là kéo những quốc gia này lại gần Bắc Kinh hơn trong khi vẫn gia tăng được quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa trên thế giới.

Nhưng điều bất ngờ là Trung Quốc hiện đang phải đối mặt với những phản ứng tiêu cực từ cả trong và ngoài nước đối với đại dự án Vành đai – Con đường. Một bộ phận người Trung Quốc bắt đầu phàn nàn rằng nó chỉ phí phạm tiền của quốc gia. Mặt khác, trên trường quốc tế, các yếu tố địa chính trị khiến càng ngày càng nhiều quốc gia dè chừng ảnh hưởng ngày càng gia tăng của Trung Quốc.

Khác với những chủ nợ phương Tây – vốn yêu cầu bên vay phải đáp ứng những tiêu chuẩn nghiêm ngặt về kiểm soát tham nhũng, về bảo vệ nhân quyền hay kiểm soát thu chi ngân sách để hướng tới tài chính bền vững – Trung Quốc hầu như không đòi hỏi gì cả. Chính sách đầu tư “không ràng buộc” này châm thêm dầu vào ngọn lửa tham nhũng ở nhiều quốc gia, trong khi cho phép những chính phủ này vung tay quá trán với những khoản nợ họ biết rằng mình không thể trả.

Công dân của rất nhiều quốc gia nhận nợ vay đang thể hiện sự tức giận của mình đối với Trung Quốc bằng nhiều cách, và có thể cảm nhận được cơn giận dữ đó trong các cuộc bầu cử gần đây. Thay vì mở rộng quyền lực mềm Trung Quốc, Vành đai và Con đường dường như đang làm những điều hoàn toàn ngược lại.

Cuộc bầu cử ở Malaysia tháng 5 năm 2018 là một minh chứng không thể rõ ràng hơn về sự hoài nghi nói chung dành cho quyền lực mềm Trung Quốc. Cựu Thủ tướng Mahathir Mohamad chiến thắng trước đương kiêm Thủ tướng Najib Razak với một chiến dịch phản đối một cách trực diện ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc trên quốc gia này. Ông Mahathir khẳng định Thủ tướng Najib đang cố tình chấp thuận những dự án hạ tầng đắt đỏ thuộc BRI để tạo nên một ảo giác tăng trưởng cho dân chúng, trong khi tiếp tục tham ô ngân sách quốc gia vào túi riêng của mình. Nói là làm, ngay sau khi nhậm chức, ông Mahathir đã hủy bỏ thỏa thuận đối với hai dự án lớn nhất của Trung Quốc ở Malaysia – với 20 tỷ USD cho hệ thống đường sắt và 2,3 tỷ USD cho đường ống dẫn dầu, khí – với lý do đất nước ông không có khả năng để trả khoản nợ này trong tương lai.

Thủ tướng Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (trái) tỏ ra rất cứng rắn với các dự án Vành đai – Con đường của Trung Quốc. Ảnh: The Star.

Nhưng câu chuyện không dừng lại ở đó. Pakistan đã nhận hơn 62 tỷ USD từ Trung Quốc cho các dự án tương tự như đường cao tốc, đường sắt và cảng Gwadar. Quốc gia này thường xuyên được các ngân hàng Trung Quốc bảo lãnh và giải cứu. Sự hào phóng chính trị này dẫn đến bong bóng nợ công Pakistan đạt tới mức gần như không thể kiểm soát, cùng sự trỗi dậy của các nhóm chống BRI nói riêng và chống Trung Quốc nói chung.

Tháng 7 năm nay, chính phủ mới của Thủ tướng Imran Khan, dù không theo phương pháp quyết liệt như của Malaysia, cũng buộc phải cân nhắc lại toàn bộ các phương án trả nợ vay cho Bắc Kinh, bao gồm cả khả năng đơn phương dừng hoặc kéo dài kỳ hạn trả nợ. Và cũng trớ trêu là vì mắc nợ Trung Quốc mà nay Pakistan đang lên kế hoạch đàm phán với Tổ chức Tiền tệ Quốc tế nhằm cấp cứu thanh khoản cho nước này khỏi các khoản nợ vay Trung Quốc, điều mà chính Thủ tướng Khan ban đầu cũng không muốn làm.

Quốc đảo Maldives đến gần đây cũng đang chịu nhiều áp lực phải kiểm tra, giám sát lại các dự án BRI. Chỉ trong tháng 9 vừa qua, cử tri đã loại vị tổng thống võ biền Abdulla Yameen và chọn nhà cải cách dân chủ Ibrahim Solih. Chiến thắng này tạo cơ hội cho các nhóm chuyên gia đánh giá lại chính sách vay nợ Trung Quốc một cách không kiểm soát dưới thời cựu Tổng thống Yameen, vốn được cho là sẽ dẫn đến tham nhũng và lệ thuộc vào Trung Quốc. Tân Tổng thống Solih đã thể hiện rõ quan điểm rằng ông sẽ phải thẩm tra lại tất cả những dự án BRI hiện hành. Dù có vẻ là Maldives không thể cắt đứt những thoả thuận lớn trị giá tới 1,3 tỷ USD với Trung Quốc, trong đó có cả công trình cầu nối sân bay Maldives đến thủ đô nước này, Tổng thống Solih rõ ràng đang đánh giá lại mối quan hệ của nước ông với Bắc Kinh.

Ngay cả khi vài chính phủ may mắn sống sót qua khỏi làn sóng “bài BRI” trong các cuộc bầu cử quốc gia cũng trở nên lo ngại hơn với các khoản vay từ Trung Quốc.

Tháng 8 vừa qua, Kenya bắt đầu chiến dịch bố ráp tham nhũng liên quan đến các dự án BRIs do nhà thầu Trung Quốc xây dựng kết nối hai tỉnh Nairobi và Mombasa. Nhiều quan chức địa phương bị bắt. Một số quốc gia khác, như Uganda hay Zambia, cũng bắt đầu lo lắng.

Vào tháng 6, một học giả người Zambia, ông Trevor Simumba, đã lên tiếng cảnh báo chính phủ nước ông rằng các khoản vay mà Zambia nhận từ Trung Quốc đang dần trở nên không bền vững, mặt khác có quá nhiều điều khoản không rõ ràng, thiếu minh bạch liên quan đến những vấn đề mấu chốt trong hợp đồng vay nợ. Chính phủ Uganda thì bị chỉ trích vì vay nợ Trung Quốc nhưng lại phải thuê lại các công ty Trung Quốc thực hiện dự án với mức vượt quá giá thị trường, trong khi lợi ích mà họ được nhận từ những dự án này thì không hiện hữu một cách rõ ràng.

Tham vọng Vành đai – Con đường của Trung Quốc. Ảnh: Bloomberg.

Chuyện gì đã xảy ra?

Làm sao vụ đầu tư đắt giá để giành được quyền lực mềm của Trung Quốc lại khiến Trung Quốc lạc lõng với chính những quốc gia mà Vành đai và Con đường giúp đỡ?

Một lý do rõ ràng nhất là các quốc gia đã trở nên thông minh hơn khi tiếp cận các điều khoản đính kèm trong BRI.

Ở buổi bình minh của BRI, nhiều người tin rằng tiền từ Trung Quốc sẽ là miễn phí, hoặc chí ít là có phí thấp nhất. Nhưng thực tế, những khoản vay này có giá cao hơn rất nhiều so với các khoản vay phát triển từ các tổ chức thế giới như Ngân hàng Thế giới. Đối với Pakistan, mức lãi suất quốc gia chính thức được ngân hàng trung ương nước này xác định chỉ khoảng 5%, trong khi nhiều khoản vay Trung Quốc bị bắt buộc bảo đảm lãi suất không dưới 30%.

Nhiều quốc nằm trong Vành đai và Con đường cũng ngờ vực cách hành xử của Trung Quốc như là một đối tác đầu tư. Năm 2017, Sri Lanka đã chấp thuận cho Trung Quốc thuê 99 năm một trong những cảng đáng giá nhất của mình để tránh vi phạm các khoản nợ thuộc BRI. Từ đó, nhiều quốc gia bắt đầu lo lắng về viễn cảnh không trả được nợ cho Bắc Kinh, cũng như lo ngại về tính thiếu chuyên nghiệp của chính phủ nước sở tại khi thực hiện đánh giá tác động và sự áp đặt một chiều hầu hết những hợp đồng vay phải đính kèm với việc sử dụng nhà thầu Trung Quốc, với bất lợi bị đẩy hết cho quốc gia nhận khoản vay.

Một điểm yếu chí tử khác của các khoản vay BRI, cũng chính là ưu điểm khiến BRI “cháy hàng” trước đó: Bắc Kinh không đòi hỏi hay yêu cầu cải cách, minh bạch gì từ quốc gia nước nhận.

Các quốc gia đang phát triển thường khó vay tiền từ các định chế tài chính phương Tây như Tổ chức Tiền tệ Quốc tế (IMF), Ngân hàng Thế giới (WB), hay kể cả Cơ quan Phát triển Quốc tế Hoa Kỳ (USAID). Các điều khoản đảm bảo như phát triển bền vững, báo cáo tác động môi trường và cơ chế kiểm soát tham nhũng có thể khiến việc nhận hỗ trợ tài chính rất khó khăn, nhưng nó cũng làm giảm rủi ro thất bại cho các dự án này.

Ngược lại, việc Trung Quốc từ bỏ những hàng rào kiểm soát nói trên khiến đồng tiền Trung Quốc tại những quốc gia tiếp nhận lại dẫn đến tham nhũng, độc tài, nợ công, lạm phát, các dự án thiếu hiệu quả kinh tế và không khả thi, v.v.

Công dân ở nhiều quốc gia đang xem Bắc Kinh vừa là thủ phạm, vừa là người hưởng lợi từ tình trạng tham nhũng tại quốc gia họ. Tại những quốc gia có ít nhất một số cơ chế kiểm soát dân chủ như Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan và Zambia, cử tri đang bắt các lãnh đạo của họ phải chịu trách nhiệm. Các chính phủ may mắn tại vị thì bắt đầu cẩn trọng hơn với các dự án BRI, kiểm tra và đánh giá các dự án, chi phí, mức tổng nợ kỹ càng hơn.

Nếu chủ nợ Trung Quốc muốn không đòi hỏi quốc gia vay nợ phải có trách nhiệm giải trình, cử tri của những quốc gia đó đang làm việc này thay cho họ.

Nền dân chủ Maldives đã đưa Ibrahim Solih lên làm tổng thống, và đây là tin không vui với Bắc Kinh. Ảnh: DNA India.

Học cách yêu dân chủ

Những phản ứng quốc tế không phải là vấn đề duy nhất mà Vành đai – Con đường phải đối mặt. Ngay bên trong Trung Quốc, càng ngày càng nhiều người phàn nàn về kiểu chi tiền hào phóng dành cho các quốc gia thuộc nhóm Vành đai và Con đường. Khi mà Bắc Kinh tiếp tục chào hàng và quảng bá việc chính phủ đang chi tiêu hàng tỷ USD ở nước ngoài, người dân Trung Quốc đang bắt đầu tự hỏi vì sao số tiền này không được sử dụng để giải quyết các vấn đề trong nước như chăm sóc sức khỏe cộng đồng, nhà ở hay giáo dục.

Thật ra, các ngân hàng Trung Quốc đang phải chạy vạy khắp nơi để vay tiền USD cho các dự án BRI, họ không sử dụng dự trữ ngoại tệ quốc gia cho các hoạt động này. Nhưng không thể trách giới phê bình Trung Quốc không hiểu được những yếu tố phức tạp của thị trường vốn toàn cầu khi mà chính phủ nước này cứ tiếp tục đăng tải những thông tin hào nhoáng về các khoản đầu tư ra nước ngoài như thế.

Giới trí thức, như Giáo sư Xu Xangrun của Đại học Luật Thanh Hoa (Tsinghua) tại Trung Quốc, cũng thể hiện sự dè dặt của mình về cách mà Trung Quốc một mặt thúc đẩy tham vọng chi viện trợ ra nước ngoài, mặt khác đánh đổi việc chi tiêu cho các vấn đề trong nước. Số khác như nhà khoa học chính trị Zheng Yongnian thì cảnh báo lối khoa trương thiếu căn cứ xung quanh các dự án BRI sẽ chỉ khiến nhiều quốc gia tin rằng Trung Quốc đang ôm mộng bá quyền. Nhiều nhà phân tích khác thì chỉ trích việc các quốc gia tiếp nhận vốn không có được những tiêu chuẩn căn bản từ tài chính bền vững cho đến tác động môi trường.

Trong bối cảnh hệ thống truyền thông bị kiểm soát chặt chẽ tại Trung Quốc, nhiều người có thể cho rằng những lời phản đối công khai dành cho chính sách và sáng kiến ngoại giao của Tập Cận Bình thật ra chỉ là Chủ tịch Tập đang tự phê phán chính mình mà thôi. Dù sao chăng nữa, chính sách được dự định tăng cường quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa lại dẫn đến mức độ quan ngại cả trong và ngoài nước chưa từng có cho thấy ông Tập rõ ràng không dự trù trước được việc này.

Dù các lãnh đạo Trung Quốc đang đưa ra nhiều quan điểm nhằm cải thiện cái nhìn của các quốc gia đối tác trong chương trình BRI, không có bằng chứng cho thấy họ đang kiểm soát được thực tế tài chính và chính trị trong làn sóng phản đối Vành đai và Con đường. Việc cho vay bằng đồng USD khiến các quốc gia vay nợ buộc phải kiểm soát và tăng cường thặng dư USD, nhưng rõ ràng không phải quốc gia nào cũng đủ năng lực kiểm soát cán cân ngoại tệ. Hầu hết các dự án của BRI đều là các dự án hạ tầng dài hạn, mất nhiều năm để hoàn thành với nhiều lần các ngân hàng Trung Quốc sẽ phải chuyển nợ, đáo nợ. Nhưng Bắc Kinh đã tỏ rõ thái độ hoặc thu tiền đúng hạn, hoặc sử dụng các biện pháp chế tài như họ đã áp dụng tại Sri Lanka.

Điểm cuối cùng là rất nhiều quốc gia thuộc sáng kiến Vành đai và Con đường có mô hình nhà nước cấp tiến, cho phép công dân biểu đạt sự không hài lòng của mình, dù bằng báo chí hay con đường bầu cử. Không quen với hoạt động giám sát và phê bình dân chủ, Trung Quốc đang gặp rất nhiều khó khăn trong việc chào mời món hàng quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa.

Trong thời kỳ bình minh của Vành đai và Con đường, Bắc Kinh bao giờ cũng xem những luận điểm phê bình và chỉ trích dành cho sáng kiến này là việc phương Tây phủ nhận sự trỗi dậy của Trung Quốc, không hơn không kém. Nhưng cho đến nay, mối quan ngại và sự phản đối không đến từ phương Tây, mà từ các quốc gia Châu Phi và Châu Á, nơi mà chính phủ đang tuyệt vọng tìm cách kiểm soát mức nợ tăng cao cùng với những cơn thịnh nộ của công chúng. Nếu thật sự muốn xuất khẩu “mô hình” Trung Hoa, hay chí ít là đánh bóng tên tuổi của mình trên trường quốc tế, Bắc Kinh sẽ phải học làm quen với dân chủ, dù họ có thích nó hay không.
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Lược dịch từ bài Why Democracies Are Turning Against Belt and Road, được đăng trên tờ Foreign Affairs ngày 24-10-2018. Bài được dịch theo phương pháp giữ nguyên ý gốc và diễn đạt lại bằng tiếng Việt nên không nhất thiết phải sát theo lời văn của bản gốc. Tựa đề bản dịch do Luật Khoa đặt. 







          11 Kelebihan Yamaha FreeGo 2019 Indonesia      Cache   Translate Page      
Yamaha FreeGo, Baru saja PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) meluncurkan motor matic baru yang diberi nama Yamaha FreeGo. Motor matic ini dirilis bertepatan dengan diselenggarakannya Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) 2018 yang diselenggarakan di Jakarta Convention Center. Yordan Satriadi, Deputy GM Marketing PT YIMM menerangkan bahwa Yamaha FreeGo yang hadir dengan tagline ‘The Amazing Matic’ mempunyai beberapa fitur yang menarik perhatian konsumen. “FreeGo hadir dengan tiga tipe dan dijual dengan harga Rp 18,5 juta FreeGo standar, Rp 19,7 juta untuk FreeGo S, dan Rp 22,5 juta untuk FreeGo S ABS,” ujar Yordan, sebagaimana dilansir Liputan6. Yang menarik dibahas adalah seputar kelebihannya. Yamaha FreeGo mempunyai cukup banyak keunggulan. Bahkan ada 11 keunggulan yang dimiliki motor Yamaha ini. Sebelum memutuskan untuk membeli motor matic baru atau Yamaha FreeGO, tidak ada salahnya untuk melihat lebih jauh seputar kelebihan dari motor Yamaha terbaru ini. Berikut adalah detail kelebihan Yamaha FreeGo. Bagasi Luas Salah satu daya tarik dari skuter matic Yamaha ini adalah bagasinya yang luas. Kapasitasnya mencapai 25 liter, lebih besar dari milik Yamaha NMAX! Bagasi yang luas memungkinkan pengendara membawa beberapa barang ke dalamnya tanpa perlu repot-repot. Pengguna bisa menyimpan barang bawaan seperti helm full face, tas, jaket hingga sepatu ke dalamnya. Bahkan bola basket juga bisa masuk ke dalamnya. Smart Front Refuel Yamaha FreeGo mempunyai keunikan pada cara pengisian bahan bakar. Pasalnya lubang tangki pengisian diletakkan di depan sehingga pengendara tidak perlu membuka jok. Tangki bahan bakar motor Yamaha ini mempunyai kapasitas 4,2 liter yang diletakkan di dek kaki. Tangki tersebut dilindungi pelat baja dan mempunyai jarak terendah ke tanah 135 mm, seperti Yamaha NMAX. Pelek 12 Inci Daya tarik lain dari motor baru Yamaha ini adalah pelek berukuran 12 inci. Pelek ini dipadukan dengan ban tubeless tapak lebar. Alhasil pengendara bisa melakukan manuver dengan lebih baik dan stabil. Baca juga: Spesifikasi Lengkap dan Harga Yamaha FreeGo 2019 Long Seat & Spacious Flat Footboard Jok Yamaha FreeGo juga mempunyai ukuran yang cukup panjang, yakni mencapai 895 mm. Ruang kaki juga cukup sehingga bisa menambah kenyamanan selama berkendara dengan motor ini. LED Headlight & Hazard Lamp Keunggulan selanjutnya ada pada sistem pencahayaan. Yamaha FreeGo mengusung lampu LED headlight yang lebih terang. Pada kondisi darurat pengendara juga dapat memberikan tanda dengan menghidupkan lampu hazard. Electric Power Socket Yamaha FreeGo juga dilengkapi dengan fitur electric power socket. Fitur ini seakan menjadi fitur wajib pada motor keluaran 2018. Dengan fitur ini pengendara bisa mengisi daya gadget kesayangannya meski sedang dalam perjalanan. Sangat bermanfaat jika Anda kerap melakukan perjalanan jauh. Smart Key Sytem (SKS) Yamaha membekali skuter matik ini dengan fitur Smart Key Sytem (SKS). Fitur ini merupakan sistem kunci tanpa anak kunci (keyless). Fitur ini membuat berkendara lebih praktis dan aman lantaran terdapat teknologi immobilizer dan answer back system. Jadi pengendara tidak perlu terlalu takut motor dicuri oleh maling atau kebingungan saat mencari motor di lahan parkir. Full Digital Speedometer Yamaha FreeGo juga dilengkapi dengan Full Digital Speedometer yang mempunyai tampilan stylish dan modern dengan sajian informasi yang informatif. Sepedometer tersebut dilengkapi dengan ‘Multi Information Display (MID) yang memuat informasi seputar sepeda motor. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Tidak berhenti sampai di situ, Yamaha FreeGo juga dilengkapi dengan sistem pengereman ABS. dengan adanya fitur ini, daya pengereman menjadi maksimal sehingga dapat mengurangi risiko ban slip saat pengendara melakukan pengereman. Smart Motor Generator (SMG) Motor Yamaha ini juga dilengkapi dengan mesin berkapasitas 125 cc Blue Core dengan sistem intake baru dan Smart Motor Generator (SMG). Hadirnya sistem tersebut membuat akselerasi dan starter mesin menjadi lebih halus. Belum lagi terdapat teknologi forged piston & DiASil silinder pada motor ini. Stop & Start System (SSS) Yamaha FreeGo juga mempunyai fitur SSS. Fitur ini memungkinkan mesin motor mati secara otomatis ketika berhenti lebih dari lima detik. Dengan begitu konsumsi bahan bakar menjadi lebih irit lantaran tidak ada yang terbuang percuma. Mesin motor bisa hidup dengan cara memutar tuas gas. Itulah beberapa keunggulan dari Yamaha FreeGo. Dengan hadirnya motor ini Yamaha bisa memikat konsumen yang ingin motor matic kaya fitur namun tetap murah dan mempunyai bodi yang cukup kompak. Berminat untuk membeli motor terbaru Yamaha ini?
          Wuling Formo, Jagoan Baru di Kendaraan Komersial      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Wuling Motors Indonesia kembali menambah line up terbarunya dengan meluncurkan Wuling Formo di ITC Cempaka Mas, Jakarta, Rabu (7/11/2018). Sekilas mobil yang satu ini mirip dengan Wuling Confero, akan tetapi pabrikan asal Cina tersebut menghadirkan tampang dan pilihan yang berbeda.

Bagaimana tidak, Wuling Formo ini hadir dengan model passenger atau minibus dan juga komersial atau blind van yang cocok untuk usaha.

Menurut Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing of Wuling Motors Cindy Cai, Wuling Formo dirancang untuk memberikan kenyamanan yang dapat mendukung usaha konsumen.

"Perekonomian Indonesia terus bertumbuh seiring dengan tambahnya peluang usaha. Kami optimis Wuling Formo dapat memberikan kontribusi untuk membentuk masa depan yang lebih baik bagi pelaku usaha kecil dan menengah," ungkap Cai saat peluncurannya.

Meski kendaraan komersil namun untuk urusan  fitur dan teknologi tak kalah canggih dari mobil pada umumnya. Bahkan fitur-fitur mobil ini lebih lengkap dari kendaraan komersial sekelasnya. Soal harga, Wuling Formo blind van dibanderol Rp 135,8 juta dan Formo minibus dilepas dengan harga Rp136,8 juta. Keduanya dijual dengan status on the road Jakarta.

Mau tau kelebihan produk terbaru Wuling Formo, tunggu tautan Liputan6.com selanjutnya.

Mobil Baru Wuling Lebih Murah dari Confero?

Wuling Motors dikabarkan siap menambah lini produknya di pasar Indonesia. Mobil komersial Formo 1.2 Blind Van disebut-sebut sebagai model anyar tersebut.

Mobil berbasis Wuling Confero ini memiliki panjang 4.530 mm, lebar 1.691 mm, dan tinggi 1.730 mm. Jarak sumbunya sepanjang 2.720 mm dengan roda depan memiliki jarak pijak 1.430 mm dan jarak pijak roda belakang 1.450 mm.

Secara eksterior, bagian depan Formo memang memiliki tampang Confero tipe standar. Lampu depan Formo menggunakan lampu yang sama, multireflector biasa. Grilnya sederhana dengan kisi-kisi berbalut warna hitam di sekitar logo merah.

Hanya saja yang membedakan Formo dan Confero adalah velg kaleng hitam. Formo juga tak terlihat memiliki side skirt serta gagang pintu yang terbuat dari plastik.

Formo menggunakan mesin 1.2L yang juga dipakai oleh hatchback Baojun 310. Meski banyak meminjam komponen yang dipunya Confero, Formo disebut akan memiliki harga di bawah Confero.

 

Wuling Formo 1.2 akan memiliki harga lebih murah Rp 5 juta hingga Rp 10 juta dari Confero.

Jika mengacu harga pada website resmi Wuling Indonesia, Confero dibanderol mulai Rp 141 jutaan. Dengan demikian, harga Formo juga berkisar Rp 130 jutaan.

Dengan membawa masuk Formo ke Indonesia, sepertinya Wuling semakin menegaskan eksistensinya bersaing di pasar otomotif Indonesia dengan memperluas segmentasi pasarnya.

Sumber: Otosia.com

 

          6 Fakta Menarik Piala AFF: Siapa Top Scorer Sepanjang Masa?      Cache   Translate Page      

Jakarta - Piala AFF 2018 bakal segera dimulai pada Kamis (7/11/2018). Turnamen sepak bola antar negara Asia Tenggara itu akan dimulai dengan dua pertandingan matchday pertama Grup A.

Duel Kamboja versus Malaysia di Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, dan laga Vietnam melawan Laos di New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane, menjadi pembuka Piala AFF 2018.

Sepanjang perjalanan penyelenggaraan Piala AFF sejak 1996, kali pertama bernama Piala Tiger, tentu banyak momen menarik yang terjadi, banyak statistik tercipta, banyak kenangan tak terlupakan yang tak hanya dialami tim peserta melainkan juga kalangan suporter.

Fox Sports Asia merangkum berbagai hal itu jelang Piala AFF 2018. Beberapa di antaranya melibatkan Timnas Indonesia.

Seperti apa serba-serbi menarik Piala AFF itu? Berikut daftarnya.

Stefano Lilipaly dan Manahati Lestusen berpelukan usai kalah dari Thailand pada laga final leg kedua Piala AFF 2016 di Thailand, (17/12/2016). (Bola.com/Vitalis Yogi Trisna)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

1. Tim paling sial - Indonesia

Jika ditanya tim mana yang paling dijauhi keberuntungan sepanjang penyelenggaraan Piala AFF? Jawaban paling masuk akal yang muncul adalah Indonesia. 

Betapa tidak, lima kali tampil di partai final, lima kali pula Timnas Indonesia kalah. Otomatis, Tim Merah-Putih harus puas hanya jadi runner-up.

Periode paling menyesakkan terjadi pada 2000-2004. Timnas Indonesia berhasil melaju ke final secara beruntun hingga tiga edisi Piala AFF, yakni 2000, 2002, dan 2004. Namun, pada tiga edisi itu, Indonesia kalah masing-masing dari Thailand (2000 dan 2002) serta Singapura (2004).

Timnas Indonesia kembali gagal di final saat bersua Malaysia di final Piala AFF 2010 dan Thailand saat menghadapi Thailand di partai puncak Piala AFF 2016.

Tim Paling Sukses

Striker Thailand, Teerasil Dangda, merayakan gol yang dicetaknya ke gawang Timnas Indonesia pada laga final leg pertama Piala AFF 2016 di Stadion Pakansari, Jawa Barat, Rabu (14/12/2016). Indonesia menang 2-1 atas Thailand. (Bola.com/Peksi Cahyo)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Berkebalikan dengan Timnas Indonesia, Thailand menjadi tim paling sukses sepanjang penyelenggaraan Piala AFF. The War Elephants tampil delapan kali di partai final, lima di antaranya berhasil dimenangi.

Thailand merebut gelar pada juara pada Piala AFF edisi 1996, 2000, 2002, 2014, dan 2016. Sementara Thailand finis sebagai runner-up saat tampil di final Piala AFF 2007, 2008, dan 2012.

Thailand mengungguli Singapura, yang sebelum Piala AFF 2018, mengoleksi empat titel juara. Negara lain yang pernah merasakan nikmatnya juara Piala AFF adalah Malaysia (2010) dan Vietnam (2008).

Top Scorer Sepanjang Masa

Pose striker Arema Indonesia asal Singapura Noh Alam Shah atau yang biasa disapa Along.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Mantan penyerang Timnas Singapura, Noh Alam Shah, menjadi pemain pengoleksi gol terbanyak sepanjang penyelenggaraan Piala AFF. Koleksi 17 gol yang dilesakkannya semasa aktif membela the Lions, hingga sekarang belum terpecahkan pemain lain.

Torehan 17 gol mantan pemain Arema Indonesia di antaranya dihasilkan saat Piala AFF 2004 dan 2007. 

Koleksi gol itu sebenarnya bisa saja dipecahkan pemain lain yang masih aktif saat ini, paling dekat tentu Teerasil Dangda. Striker Timnas Thailand itu berada tepat di bawah Noh Alam Shah dalam daftar top scorer sepanjang masa Piala AFF dengan koleksi 15 gol.

Namun, peluang memecahkan rekor itu di Piala AFF 2018 tak akan jadi kenyataan lantaran Teerasil Dangda absen pada Piala AFF edisi kali ini. 

Teerasil Dangda tak sendirian menduduki posisi runner-up pencetak gol terbanyak Piala AFF, karena ia berbagi status itu bersama seniornya di Timnas Thailand, Worawoot Srimaka, serta penyerang Timnas Vietnam, Lee Chong Vinh.

Di urutan selanjutnya daftar pencetak gol terbanyak, didominasi pemain yang sudah pensiun atau tak lagi memperkuat timnas, semisal Le Huynh Duc (14), Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto (13), Bambang Pamungkas dan Kiatisuk Senamuang (12).

Margin Kemenangan Terbesar

Bambang Pamungkas merayakan gol saat Timnas Indonesia menggulung Filipina 13-1 di Piala AFF 2002. (AFP/Weda)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Untuk rekor satu ini, ada dua tim yang terlibat, yakni Timnas Indonesia dan Filipina. Timnas Indonesia berhasil mencatatkan kemenangan terbesar dengan margin terbesar di Piala AFF yang belum terpecahkan tim lain hingga saat ini.

Catatan itu ditorehkan saat Indonesia berjumpa Filipina pada penyisihan Grup A Piala AFF 2002, 23 Desember 2002. Bermain di Stadion Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Tim Garuda menggulung Filipina dengan skor 13-1.

Dua pemain mencatat quattrick, yakni Bambang Pamungkas dan Zaenal Arief, ditambah dua gol Sugiantoro, dan Imran Nahumarury serta Budi Sudarsono masing-masing satu gol. Indonesia menutup pesta gol dengan gol bunuh diri pemain Filipina, Solomon Licuanan.

Torehan kemenangan dengan skor besar milik Indonesia ini diikuti Singapura, yang pada penyisihan Grup B Piala AFF 2007 mengempaskan Laos dengan skor 11-0.

Pencetak Gol Terbanyak dalam Satu Pertandingan

Mantan pemain tim nasional Singapura, Noh Alam Shah. (AFP/Tengku Bahar)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Noh Alam Shah lagi-lagi masuk daftar. Pria yang kini berusia 38 tahun ini memegang rekor sebagai pemain yang berhasil mencetak gol terbanyak dalam satu pertandingan.

Noh Alam Shah mengukir rekor itu pada Piala AFF 2007 saat Timnas Singapura menggulung Laos 11-0 pada penyisihan Grup A, 15 Januari 2007, di Stadion Nasional, Singapura.

Berapa gol yang dilesakkan Noh Alam Shah pada pertandingan itu? Tujuh gol. Mantan pemain yang pernah pula membela PSS Sleman ini mencetak gol tersebut pada menit ke-11', 24', 61', 72', 76', 88', dan 90+2'.

Pada Piala AFF 2007 itu Noh Alam Shah keluar sebagai top scorer dengan total koleksi gol 10. Hingga sekarang dua torehan itu, pencetak gol terbanyak dalam satu pertandingan serta koleksi gol terbanyak dalam satu edisi Piala AFF, belum terpecahkan pemain lain.

Pemain Paling Sering Dapat Gelar MVP

Pemain tim nasional Thailand, Chanathip Songkrasin (kanan). (AFP/Roslan Rahman)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Jadi Most Valuable Player (MVP) atau Pemain Terbaik dalam sebuah turnamen tentu bukan pencapaian yang mudah diraih. Namun, Chanathip Songkrasin masih meraih gelar itu hingga dua kali.

Lebih hebat lagi, pemain Timnas Thailand itu meraih gelar personal bergengsi itu secara beruntun, yakni pada Piala AFF 2014 dan 2016. Belum ada pemain lain yang mampu melebihi prestasinya itu.

Chanathip Songkrasin masih bisa menambah koleksi gelar MVP-nya itu karena ia baru berusia 25 tahun. Hanya, peluangnya meraih MVP pada Piala AFF 2018 dipastikan tertutup karena ia absen pada penyelenggaraan edisi kali ini.


          Gara-Gara Durian, Sistem Kargo Bandara Bengkulu Dievaluasi      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Kementerian Perhubungan (Kemenhub) akan mengevaluasi sistem pengemasan dan kargo di Bandara Fartawati Soekarno, Bengkulu. Evaluasi dilakukan pasca kejadian turunnya penumpang Sriwijaya Air SJ091 rute Bengkulu-Jakarta pada 5 November 2018 akibat bau menyengat durian yang diangkut pesawat.

"Untuk mengatasi agar kejadian ini tidak terulang lagi, kami sudah berkoordinasi dengan Kantor Otoritas Bandar Udara Wilayah VI Padang. Rencananya, Tim akan melakukan evaluasi terkait tata cara pengemasan dan proses loading kargo barang-barang yang mempunyai bau unik agar tidak menimbulkan ketidaknyamanan penumpang," kata Kepala Kantor Unit Penyelenggara Bandar Udara (UPBU) Fatmawati Sukarno Anies Wardhana dalam keterangannya, Rabu (7/11/2018).

Hasil evaluasi tersebut akan disosialisasikan bersama oleh UPBU Fatmawati Bengkulu, Kantor Otoritas Bandar Udara Wilayah VI Padang dan pihak Sriwijaya kepada stakeholder termasuk pihak shipper terkait penanganan dan pengangkutan barang-barang yang mempunyai bau khas.

Di juga memastikan bahwa durian yang diangkut di dalam bagasi pesawat hanya 2.025 kg bukan mencapai 3 ton seperti informasi yang beredar.

Sebelumnya, Pelaksana Tugas Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Udara, M. Pramintohadi Sukarno meminta kepada pihak maskapai penerbangan dan pengelola bandara agar mengacu pada SOP yang berlaku untuk penanganan dan pengangkutan kargo atau barang-barang berbau menyengat supaya tidak mengganggu kenyamanan penumpang.

“Membawa durian, terasi, ikan asin dan barang berbau menyengat ke pesawat memang tidak dilarang, karena durian tidak termasuk kategori dangerous goods, namun dalam penanganannya ada SOP dan harus mengacu pada SOP tersebut," ujar Pramintohadi.

Kehadiran bandara di suatu wilayah untuk memudahkan masyarakat membawa atau mengangkut hasil bumi dan komoditi di daerah tersebut ke daerah lain menjadi lebih cepat.

Dia mencontohkan, salah satu komoditi dari daerah Bengkulu, durian, sudah diangkut dengan pesawat sejak 2015.

“Boleh saja mengangkut komoditi seperti durian, terasi, ikan asin dan barang lain yang mempunyai bau khas dan menyengat. Namun, yang harus diperhatikan adalah proses pengemasannya sampai dengan loading kargo tersebut ke bagasi pesawat, harus sesuai dengan SOP yang berlaku, jangan sampai penumpang merasa tidak nyaman dengan bau-bauan yang ditimbulkan," jelas Pramintohadi.

Pesawat Sriwijaya Tunda Terbang karena Bau Durian

Ilustrasi durian (AFP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, penerbangan Sriwijaya SJ 091 rute Bengkulu-Jakarta terpaksa menunda keberangkatan akibat pihak maskapai bersitegang dengan penumpang pada Minggu 4 November 2018. Sebab, penumpang merasa terganggu dengan aroma durian yang masuk ke ruang kabin pesawat.

Kejadian bermula ketika penumpang mulai memasuki ruang kabin pesawat. Penumpang mencium aroma durian dan kondisi kabin panas. Akhirnya penumpang dan pihak Sriwijaya sempat adu mulut mengenai kondisi tersebut. Ternyata terdapat durian dalam bagasi pesawat.

Humas Sriwijaya Air Willy membenarkan kejadian tersebut. Namun, dia mengungkapkan, mengangkut durian dalam bagasi pesawat itu tidak melanggar aturan. 

"Betul Mas, kejadian tersebut. Tapi sesuai SOP kita enggak salah kok mengangkut durian," katanya dilansir merdeka.com.

Dia mengungkapkan, durian yang sempat dipindahkan itu akhirnya diterbangkan juga ke Jakarta menggunakan maskapai lain. Sehingga, Willy meyakini apa yang dilakukan pihaknya bukan merupakan pelanggaran.

"Yang pasti pada akhirnya durian itu dipindah dan jadi diterbangkan oleh maskapai lain. Jadi, sebetulnya enggak salah, kan?" ujarnya.

Untuk diketahui, peristiwa ini pertama kali diceritakan oleh personel Band Steven and The Coconut Treez, Amir Zidane, melalui akun Facebook-nya. Berikut unggahannya. 

Assalamualaikum wr.wb

Pada akhirnya harus saya menceritakan kejadian pagi tadi di Bandara Fatmawati Soekarno Bengkulu. Setelah selesai Band saya Steven & Coconut Treez perform kemaren malam di acara soundsation di Pantai Panjang Bengkulu.

Paginya, saya bersama temen-teman back to Jakarta menumpang pesawat Sriwijaya SJ 091. Rencana take off 10:50. Setelah menunggu beberapa saat di ruang tunggu, tibalah penumpang di panggil untuk menaiki pesawat. Rombongan kita naik terakhir di antara penumpang lain.

Saat memasuki pesawat, aroma DUREN sudah terasa. Makin lama makin menyengat + panas (AC off) gimana rasanya??? Saya panggil pramugari, saya complain. Udah bau duren plus panas. Si pramugari menyodorkan kertas, dia bilang "Pak..kalo complain,isi aja ya di kertas itu" hah????

Si pramugari saya lihat coba berbicara sama petugas. Lama kelamaan saya jengkel juga, kok di anggap sepi ini complain. Akhirnya saya bangun dari kursi dan samperin pramugari itu lagi. Akhirnya saya berhadapan dengan si petugas, si petugasnya ngomong gini: "Pak..pesawat sudah mau take off kok. Ntar kalau sudah di atas bau durennya pasti hilang. Di situlah asal muasal kemarahan saya. Kemudian si petugas tadi masuk ke kockpit dan bicara dng Kapt Pilot. Trus keluar dan bicara.

Petugas : "kita tetap terbang ya Pak..nanti baunya hilang kok."

Saya : Mas...ini bau durennya parah banget, 1 jam loh kita nyium bau beginian nanti di atas. Trus kamu tahu enggak kecelakaan pesawat Mandala yang gagal take off di Medan???"

Akhirnya saya berteriak ke arah penumpang lain. "Apakah yang ada di pesawat ini mau terbang??? Jawab penumpang "tidaaakkkk!!

Saya: Nah..lihat ya mas, enggak ada yang mau terbang, berarti bukan hanya saya, tetapi seluruh penumpang di pesawat ini!!!""

Petugas : "Aman kok mas..."

Saya: "Mas ini pasti durennya banyak,soalnya baunya parah"

Petugas: "Ada sekitar 3 ton mas..."

Saya: "Hah?? 3 ton??"

Akhirnya saya dan team maksa turun dari pesawat,dan di ikuti oleh penumpang lain. Sampai di bawah saya sedikit bersitegang dengan petugas. Bahkan teman-teman hampir bentrok fisik dengan mereka. Saya tetep ngotot untuk enggak mau terbang kecuali duren. Duren yang 3 ton itu di turunkan.

Ngototnya saya di dukung oleh seluruh penumpang. Bahkan ada ibu2 yang sudah tua sangat tersiksa dengan bau duren tersebut. Mereka semua baru bersuara (tahu donk kalau emak-emak ngomel).

Setelah perdebatan panjang akhirnya si petugas itu bilang "ok..duren kita turunkan...Bpk2 dan Ibu2 silahkan menunggu di ruang tunggu""

Saya enggak mau percaya begitu saja omongan si petugas, "mas..penumpang akan sy bawa ke ruang tunggu, tetapi harus ada dari pihak kita yg akan memastikan bahwa duren2 itu benar benar turun. Gimana???"

Petugas : OK

Akhirnya kita menuju ke ruang tunggu, dari jarak kira2 50 meter kita melihat duren2 itu di turunkan. Video ini di ambil dari M Rival Himran. Singkat cerita akhirnya kita terbang jam 12:05 dan landing dengan selamat jam 13:00

Saat saya keluar dari terminal, saya kembali bertemu dengan pramugari yang di pesawat tadi.kita ngobrol

Pramugari : " Pak...mohon maaf kejadian tadi ya...kita enggak bisa berbuat apa-apa. Asal Bapak tahu...Kapten pilot sudah memberi warning akan ada masalah dengan duren-duren itu, jumlahnya sangat banyak, dan packagingnya jelek"

Nah....ternyata kapt pilotnya juga enggak setuju untuk bawa itu duren 3 ton!! Terus siapa itu berani beraninya nyuruh terbang????? Siapa ni orang???? Sriwijaya Air

Akhir kata, JANGAN HERAN KALAU PESAWAT KITA KECELAKAAN TERUSSS!!!!

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Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Pelaksana Tugas Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Udara, M. Pramintohadi Sukarno, meminta maskapai penerbangan dan pengelola bandara agar mengacu pada SOP yang berlaku untuk penanganan dan pengangkutan kargo atau barang-barang berbau menyengat supaya tidak mengganggu kenyamanan penumpang.

 Hal itu menanggapi pemberitaan Sriwijaya Air yang mengangkut durian dengan rute penerbangan Bengkulu ke Jakarta pada Senin, 5 November 2018.

“Membawa durian, terasi, ikan asin dan barang berbau menyengat ke pesawat memang tidak dilarang, karena durian tidak termasuk kategori dangerous goods. Namun dalam penanganannya ada SOP dan harus mengacu pada SOP tersebut," ujar Pramintohadi kepada wartawan, Rabu (7/11/2018).

Lebih lanjut Pramintohadi menjelaskan, kehadiran bandara di suatu wilayah untuk memudahkan masyarakat membawa/mengangkut hasil bumi dan komoditas di daerah tersebut ke daerah lain menjadi lebih cepat.

Dia mencontohkan, salah satu komoditas dari daerah Bengkulu, durian, sudah sudah diangkut dengan pesawat sejak tahun 2015.

“Boleh saja mengangkut komoditi seperti durian, terasi, ikan asin dan barang lain yang mempunyai bau khas dan menyengat. Namun, yang harus diperhatikan adalah proses pengemasannya sampai dengan loading kargo tersebut ke bagasi pesawat, harus sesuai dengan SOP yang berlaku. Jangan sampai penumpang merasa tidak nyaman dengan bau-bauan yang ditimbulkan," jelas Pramintohadi.

 

Sriwijaya: Bawa Durian Hal Lumrah

Rencananya, 188 turis Malaysia akan didaratkan di Bandara International Hanandjoedin, Belitung dengan maskapai Sriwijaya Air.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, manajemen Sriwijaya Air juga telah memanggapi pesawatnya yang mengangkut durian dengan rute penerbangan Bengkulu ke Jakarta. Sriwijaya Air memastikan bahwa hal tersebut merupakan sebuah tindakan yang tidak menyalahi aturan dalam penerbangan.

“Mengangkut durian dalam penerbangan itu merupakan hal yang biasa dilakukan oleh setiap maskapai sejauh dikemas dengan baik dan masuk ke dalam cargo sesuai dengan SOP,” terang Retri Maya, Senior Manager Corporate Communications Sriwijaya Air Group.

Di sisi lain, adanya informasi yang menyebutkan bahwa jumlah durian yang diangkut Sriwijaya Air kemarin sebesar 3 ton, Maya memastikan bahwa itu tidak benar.

“Perlu diketahui bahwa kurang lebih 3 ton adalah jumlah total berat bagasi dan cargo di mana di dalamnya ada durian tersebut. Dan angka itu juga masih jauh dari kapasitas MTOW (maksimum untuk melakukan take off dan landing),” kata Maya.

Sriwijaya Air memastikan bahwa dalam setiap penerbangannya faktor keselamatan dan keamanan menjadi aspek yang sangat diperhatikan.


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A 2000 négyzetméteres Migingo miatt már izmozott egymással Kenya és Uganda, pedig még kétszázan sem lakják.
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The tiny ape, known as Simiolus minutus, was found in the Tugen Hills of Kenya by Stony Brook researchers. It weighed just 8lbs when it was fully grown.
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From Ian:

The Future of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
In America, Jews have always been able to fight back against anti-Semitism freely. Never having received their emancipation as an “award” (which was the case in Europe), Jews have had no fears of losing it. Instead, from the beginning, they made full use of their freedom, especially freedom of speech. As early as 1784, a “Jew Broker,” probably the famed Revolutionary-era Jewish bond dealer, Haym Salomon, responded publicly and forcefully to the anti-Semitic charges of a prominent Quaker lawyer, not hesitating to remind him that his “own religious sectary” could also form ”very proper subjects of criticism and animadversion.” A few years later, Christian missionaries and their supporters faced Jewish polemics no less strident in tone. Where European Jews often prided themselves on their ”forbearance” in the face of attack, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the great Reform Jewish leader, once boasted that he was a “malicious, biting, pugnacious, challenging, and mocking monster of the pen.” In more recent times, Jewish defense organizations have taken on anyone who maligned Jews, including national heroes like Henry Ford and General George S. Patton, as well as presidents of the United States.

American anti-Semitism has always had to compete with other forms of animus. Racism, nativism, anti-Quakerism, Anglophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Catholicism, anti-Masonry, anti-Mormonism, anti-Orientalism, , anti-Teutonism—these and other waves of hatred have periodically swept over the American landscape, scarring and battering citizens. Americans have long been extraordinarily pluralistic in their hatreds. Precisely because the objects of hatred have been so varied, hatred has generally been diffused. No one outgroup experiences the full brunt of national odium. Furthermore, most Americans retain bitter memories of days past when they or their ancestors were themselves the objects of malevolence. The American strain of anti-Semitism is thus less potent than its European counterpart, and it faces a larger number of natural competitors. To reach epidemic proportions, it must first crowd out a vast number of contending hatreds.

Anti-Semitism is more foreign to American ideals than to European ones. The central documents of the Republic assure Jews of liberty; its first president, in his famous letter to the Jews of Newport, conferred upon them his blessing. The fact that anti-Semitism can properly be branded “un-American,” although no protection in the formal sense—the nation has betrayed its ideals innumerable times including in our own day—still grants Jews a measure of protection. Elsewhere anti-Semites could always claim legitimacy stemming from times past when the Volk ruled and Jews knew their place. Americans could point to nothing even remotely similar to that in their own past.

America’s religious tradition—what has been called “the great tradition of the American churches”—is inhospitable to anti-Semitism. Religious freedom and diversity, church-state separation, denominationalism, and voluntarism, the key components of this tradition, militate against the kinds of us-them dichotomies (“Germans and Jews,” “Poles and Jews,” etc.) so common in Europe. In America, where religious pluralism rules supreme, there has never been a single national church from which Jews stand apart. People speak instead of American Protestants, American Catholics, American Jews, American Muslims, and American Buddhists—implying, at least as an ideal, that all faiths stand equal in the eyes of the law.

American politics resists anti-Semitism. In a two-party system where close elections are the rule, neither party can long afford to alienate any major bloc of voters—another reason why it is so critical that everyone take the time and trouble to actually vote. For the most part, the politics of hatred have been confined to nonvoters like African Americans, until they won the vote, or to nonvoting immigrants, or to noisy third parties like the anti-Catholic Know Nothings in the 19th century, or to single-issue fringe groups. America’s most successful politicians, now and in the past, have more commonly sought support from respectable elements across the political spectrum. Appeals to national unity, even in the era of Donald Trump, win more elections than appeals to narrow provincialism or to bigotry.

Of course, the fact that America has been “exceptional” in relation to Jews should not obscure the sad reality that there has always been anti-Semitism in America, as well as violence directed against other minority faiths. That history, as I read it, gives cause neither for undue celebration nor for undue alarm.

Alan Dershowitz on Trump, Israel, and Antisemitism
I recently spoke with Alan Dershowitz at the ZOA Gala at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan, where he was set to make a prominent speech.

Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.

Hannah Grossman: Mr. Dershowitz, can you give us a little preview of what you will be talking about tonight?

Alan Dershowitz: I’m talking about how important it is to have dialogue among people who may not agree. Mort Klein and I don’t agree about a great many things. He’s way to the right of me, but we talk to each other. We dialogue with each other. And I’m here to promote dialogue between the right, the left, [and] the center — not only within the Jewish community, but the more general political community. It’s a tragedy that we now shout at each other, demonize each other, [and] yell slogans instead of having reasoned discourse. We can learn from each other, and I think we ought to.

HG: Where do you think that changed, between the right and left, where the divide became so extreme that it seems that it is impossible to have some dialogue or commonality?

AD: Well, I think there a lot of contributing factors. I think the movement of the left to the hard left in the Democratic Party. I think the movement of the right to the hard right within the Republican Party. I don’t think President Trump has helped with his choice of language, and I don’t think that some of the Democrats have helped with their choice of language. I crave the old days when my friends Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch could sit together, and when Senator McCain could sit and work together with Joe Biden. Those days seem long gone, and I want to do everything in my power to bring them back.

HG: Bret Stephens said today at a panel that Donald Trump’s rhetoric has an effect on the culture. Can you describe that; what you think that is?

AD: I think that’s right. Look, I think President Trump has a mixed record. I think he’s done some very good things. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem was a terrific thing. I think his tough negotiating stance toward Iran has been very good. I don’t approve of his policies toward immigration. I certainly don’t approve of separating families the way he did early on, but you know, I’ve never agreed with anything any president did 100 percent.

I disagreed with a great deal of what President Obama did and if Hillary Clinton had been elected, I’m sure I would’ve disagreed with a lot of what she would do. But you don’t demonize, and he’s still the president, and you respect the office of the president. I was appalled at the so-called leaders in Pittsburgh who refused to welcome the president. I think everybody should welcome the president when there’s a tragedy and allow him to serve in his role as a mourner or bereaver-in-chief.
Qanta Ahmed: The ECHR’s ruling on defaming Mohammed is bad news for Muslims
In a monumental irony, the ECHR’s agreement with an Austrian court that offensive comments about the Prophet Mohammed were ‘beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate’ has handed a big victory to both Islamists and Islamophobes – while infantilising believing Muslims everywhere.

The case concerns an unnamed Austrian woman who held a number of seminars during which she portrayed the Prophet as a paedophile. After she was convicted by an Austrian court of ‘disparaging religion’ (and fined nearly €500), she appealed to the ECHR claiming the punishment breached her right to free expression. The court disagreed.

As a practising Muslim, I find this notion – that the Prophet was a paedophile – to be as abhorrent and nasty as they come; not to mention completely false. Yet I could not disagree more with the ECHR’s ruling.

For a start, it implies there is somehow a balance to be struck between people’s freedom of expression and the right of Muslims not to be offended. I just don’t understand this: how can the views of another individual possibly affect my faith or beliefs? Her ignorance – or anyone else’s for that matter – does not equate to my persecution.



Ben Shapiro: Voting for Democrats Isn’t Going to Curb Anti-Semitism
Trump is not the source of the true threats to Jews — anti-Semites are more prominent on the left than the right.

Over the weekend, Bari Weiss, a friend who writes for the New York Times, appeared on Bill Maher’s HBO show. Bari was bat mitzvahed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh; she knew many of those who were shot and killed by a white supremacist two weeks ago. Her writing on the subject has been beautiful; she’s obviously both raw and real about the situation.

On Maher’s show, she made a number of good points about anti-Semitism more broadly and its rising threat both in the United States and across the world. But then she concluded with this calculation:

One thing that I think was made stark this week is that there are many Jews, including Jews that I know, who have liked many of Trump’s policies regarding Israel and the Middle East . . . but I hope this week that American Jews have woken up to the price of that bargain. They have traded policies that they like for the values that have sustained the Jewish people and frankly, this country, for forever. Welcoming the stranger, dignity for all human beings, equality under the law, respect for dissent, love of truth, these are the things we are losing under this president, and no policy is worth that price.

I have a number of problems with this statement.

To start, the part with which I agree: There’s no justification for Trump’s callous disregard for the truth, which I’ve criticized routinely. Nor is there justification for Trump’s treatment of the alt-Right from 2015 to 2017.

But Bari is wrong in two areas: First, she suggests that Trump presents a unique threat to Jews and Jewish values that outweighs the threat to Jews from other arenas; second, she links Judaism with her preferred immigration policies.
On Bari Weiss, Franklin Foer and the Values that Sustain Our People
So, for Jews who are appalled by Trump’s incendiary rhetoric but who still appreciate his policies on Israel, what should they do? Tell the president not to bother trying to “woo” us with Israel? That he so violates Jewish values that his favorable actions on Israel just aren’t worth it? That after Pittsburgh, we’re no longer willing to pay the price of that bargain?

And how would that work exactly? Weiss didn’t specify, but Franklin Foer, writing in the Atlantic, did have a suggestion to enhance Jewish security after Pittsburgh:

“Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They have placed their community in danger.”

Never mind that after Pittsburgh, the President said: “Anti-Semitism represents one of the ugliest and darkest features of human history. Anti-Semitism must be condemned anywhere and everywhere. There must be no tolerance for it.”

According to Foer, however, any Jew who still supports the president must be ostracized and shunned.

I wonder if Foer would be willing to stand outside a synagogue on Saturday morning with a sign repeating his message: “If you support Trump, your presence is not welcome. You have placed your community in danger.”
Amb. Alan Baker: After the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre, It’s Time to Adopt an International Convention on the Crime of Anti-Semitism
This proposal comprises the following unique elements, tailored to deal with anti-Semitism:
  • detailed preambular paragraphs documenting the history of anti-Semitism and recalling references to it in international instruments, in statements by senior international figures, and in relevant resolutions of international bodies;
  • an all-embracing definition of the crime of anti-Semitism and its component elements, based upon the various definitions adopted over the past years by various groups and institutions;
  • criminalization of manifestations of anti-Semitism that result in or are intended to result in violence;
  • action by countries to criminalize anti-Semitism in their own domestic law and to prosecute or extradite perpetrators;
  • international cooperation and exchange information on perpetrators and actions taken;
  • establishment by states of appropriate national educational programs to combat anti-Semitism;
  • establishment of an International Anti-Semitism Monitoring Forum for monitoring and coordinating actions by states and international organizations.
With the evident support of the UN Secretary-General and the challenge he placed before the international community, this proposal should be brought before the appropriate UN legal bodies for consideration, with a view to its being studied, amended, and accepted as an international treaty, criminalizing and punishing anti-Semitism.
It’s the antisemitism, stupid
In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, two things are irrefutable: There are 11 dead innocent Jews and there is one hateful murderer. All else, as they say, is commentary.

The murderer is a classic antisemite of the most despicable sort. Regardless of the political contours of his warped mind, he believes one thing is certain: Jews have no right to live.

Sadly, this horror has brought forth a spate of finger pointing where people are looking to score political points by somehow attributing the deed to those they politically oppose.

This is harmful and wrong. If you want to look behind the curtain, beyond just the actions of the murderer, then you must conclude that the perpetrator here is antisemitism itself – a hatred that enables its adherents to blame anything and everything on Jews, attributing to them all the paranoid delusions that the irrationally hateful suffer from.

I have spent the last two years immersed in American college campuses helping to make the existential case for Israel. I have encountered not just rejection of Israel’s legitimacy, but the most vile Jew-hatred, over and over again, with little pushback from decent people.

There is a big distinction between free speech and moral conduct. I understand and support the right to voice your opinion, no matter how much I might disagree with it. But I also know that free speech cannot be the rationale for not calling out vile and hateful accusations.
An International View of the Pittsburgh Murders
The killing of 11 Jews at an American synagogue has now inserted itself into a sequence of other murders targeting Jews and their institutions in past decades.

Among the list of murders of Jews outside of Israel, the most lethal tragedy took place in South America in 1984. In the bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 85 people were killed. The largest terrorist murder aimed at Jews in Africa was the 2002 bombing of the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel in Mombassa, Kenya, where 13 people were killed. In Europe, two of the most deadly attacks against a Jewish target took place at the Goldenberg restaurant in Paris, where six people were murdered in 1982 — and in a 2012 terrorist attack on a bus transporting Israelis near the Burgas airport in Bulgaria, where another six people were killed.

There is one major difference between the murders of Jews in the US and the three other continents. In Pittsburgh, the murderer was a white supremacist. In the other attacks, the perpetrators were Muslims. Even a superficial look at mega-antisemitism in the world shows that antisemitism coming out of parts of the Muslim world is currently the greatest threat to the Jewish people. Only there does one find heads of state who promote extreme hatred not only against Israel, but also against Jews. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, for instance, has a long record of verbally attacking all Jews. There is nothing similar among heads of state in much of the Western world.

Liberalism and democracy by necessity overlap to a substantial extent. But they are not identical. France and Germany have learned from their pasts. Both limit hate speech. In Germany, one can spend a number of years in jail for insulting a part of the population. Many Europeans understand that the principle of free speech doesn’t mean that hate speech should also be tolerated.
Israel Plays an Important Role in Fighting Antisemitism
Today, everybody agrees that combating “cyber-hate,” including antisemitism and anti-Zionism, is a top priority. Israel’s Justice Ministry even has a department dedicated to the fight against online incitement. And the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism, now under the auspices of the Israeli foreign affairs and diaspora ministries, is tackling Christian theological antisemitism, Holocaust revisionism, Palestinian denial of Jewish history, campus antisemitism, legislative assaults on Jewish practices like ritual slaughter and circumcision, and even antisemitism in sports.

Some experts warn that, unless the rising tide of hate crimes in the US is turned back, American Jewry will have to undergo a process of adopting European-style security measures. Synagogues and Jewish community centers in the United States may need to be protected from neo-Nazis, just as synagogues and Jewish community centers in Europe are protected from radical Islamists.

This means the adding of multilayered defenses to Jewish sites, including security screening with armed guards, surveillance systems, panic rooms, and sterile zones. If this is the unfortunate fate of American Jewish institutional life (I hope not), Israeli security expertise undoubtedly will prove helpful.

In the meantime, Israeli and Diaspora Jews should band together to draw strength from solidarity, jointly combat hate, and raise the flag of unafraid and vibrant Jewish life everywhere. Keep partisan politics out of it.
Democrats’ Deputy Comms Director Laughs About Rising Anti-Semitism in America
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's deputy communications director laughed about charges of anti-Semitism and the growing racism in America that many observers have pinned on a Democratic Party that is increasingly lurching leftwards.

Patrick Burgwinkle‏, a deputy communications director at the DCCC, responded to a tweet decrying the rise of anti-Semitism in America—which has appeared back on the radar in recent days after controversial National Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan took a trip to Iran and led chants of "Death to America"—by responding, "lol," an acronym for "laughing out loud."

The initial tweet, sent by veteran Congressional staffer Matt Wolking, decried the rise of anti-Semitism and included a link to a Slate article claiming, "The story of the midterms is about how Americans will respond to racism, bigotry, and hate."

"So true," Wolking wrote. "The racism endorsed and tolerated by the Farrakhan Democrats, the bigotry the establishment media exhibits against half the country, and the hatred of Christians, conservatives, and men smeared by the radical left as rubes and rapists."

The DCCC's Burgwinkle, in response to that tweet, wrote, "lol," raising eyebrows among some observers.
Pope Francis: A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite
Pope Francis lamented anti-Semitic attacks and remarked that “a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite” during an audience with Jewish emissaries on Monday.

The pope received four first time delegates of the World Congress of Mountain Jews at the Vatican.

Two weeks after the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 worshipers Francis said in a statement: “Sadly, anti-Semitic attitudes are also present in our own times,” during his meeting with the emissaries of the Mountain Jews, the descendants of Jews who left ancient Persia and settled in the Caucasus.

“A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite; we share the same roots. It would be a contradiction of faith and life. Rather, we are called to commit ourselves to ensure anti-Semitism is banned from the human community,” he said.

The day after the Pittsburgh attack, the head of the Catholic Church said in his weekly prayers that “all of us are wounded by this inhuman act of violence.”
Trump yet to appoint traditional envoys amid antisemitism crisis
In the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last weekend, White House officials debated who they should send to the grief-stricken town as a representative of the administration.

Their choice was not obvious. The administration has, for two years, declined to appoint traditional envoys to the fight against antisemitism here and around the globe, despite calls from Jewish organizations and a bipartisan group in Congress to do so.

US President Donald Trump has tapped neither a White House Jewish liaison, a post that has been responsible for communicating with the American Jewish community since the 1970s, nor a special envoy at the State Department to monitor and combat antisemitism, a congressionally-mandated position devoted to the fight against antisemitism overseas.

Administration officials instead chose to send Jason Greenblatt, the president's chief envoy for international negotiations, who– while an observant Orthodox Jew and an adviser on Jewish world issues to Trump during the campaign– has neither studied the issue nor spent his time at the White House engaging in outreach with the wider diaspora community.

White House officials tell The Jerusalem Post that in lieu of a formal liaison the president relies on decades-old relationships with Greenblatt and other close advisers, such as his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, for guidance on Israel policy and Jewish world concerns.
Why Linda Sarsour’s Denunciation of Pittsburgh Shooter is Meaningless
On the last Saturday in October, Robert Bowers shot and killed eleven members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, physically injured six other people, including law enforcement officers, and created distress and turmoil for the entire American Jewish community. He’s been indicted in federal court on 44 counts, and may face the death penalty.

Bowers killed eleven Jews solely due to his annihilationist anti-Semitism, which was of the neo-Nazi variety. He provided a political cover – he wrote that he didn’t like the political positions held by some other Jews (not the ones he killed), who support certain immigration policies in this country. But as Alana Newhouse noted in Tablet Magazine, the truth was simply that “he had reached the end point of a brain-eating disease called anti-Semitism.”

One day after these brutal murders, Linda Sarsour once again put herself in the spotlight. She did so while attempting to portray herself as a defender of Jews.

While Sarsour denounced Bowers, she has, in the past, embraced a different unrepentant killer of Jews, Rasmeah Odeh.

Many of us, by now, may have forgotten about Odeh. However, just over a year ago she was deported from the United States, after admitting that she lied on her citizenship application. Odeh also killed two Jews, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner, who were students at Israel’s Hebrew University in 1969. She was convicted in a trial that was observed and deemed fair by the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Shmuley Boteach: No Holds Barred: Will Clinton, Schumer, Booker finally condemn Farrakhan?
Throughout history, antisemites of all stripes have sought to cast the Jews as something utterly worthless yet massively destructive. It was a way of making the act of killing a Jew something that was not only necessary but meaningless. Hitler’s SS troops, therefore, were able to exterminate tens of thousands of Jews in a day. You see, they were killing an infestation, not people.

It may be extreme to compare Farrakhan to Hitler. But he did it himself. During a radio interview, Farrakhan acknowledged the fact. “[T]he Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler.” Instead of rebuffing the comparison, he embraced it. “That’s a good name,” he said, “Hitler was a very great man.” He then reinforced it. “[Hitler] raised Germany up from nothing,” he explained, adding, “In a sense, you could say there’s a similarity in that we are raising our people up from nothing.” He’s also used the Holocaust as a metaphor to describe what awaited the Jews in hell. My late friend Christopher Hitchens personally heard Farrakhan punctuate a tirade against Jews with this: “And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!”

The only question that remains is this: how could leading political figures like Bill Clinton have agreed to legitimize such genocidal hate by recently appearing on the same stage as Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin’s funeral? And given the unfortunate association, why didn’t Clinton immediately condemn Farrakhan’s genocidal Jewish reference?

Just days before his “termites” slur, Farrakhan announced the release of a new music album made in collaboration with some of the most powerful men in music, including Stevie Wonder, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and Common. At least seven members of Congress — including Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Gregory Meeks, Al Green and most famously, DNC whip Keith Ellison, have all sat down for personal meetings with Farrakhan while representing the American people in Congress. Farrakhan even attended a 2005 meeting of the Black Congressional Caucus. At that meeting, former president Barack Obama even smiled for a photograph with Farrakhan just three years before becoming president.

American Jews need to draw a line.

It is not only neo-Nazis that need to be condemned by Republicans. It is Farrakhan and his ilk who should be repudiated utterly by Democrats. Never again must mean exactly that: Never Again.
‘Ocasio-Cortez in a Scarf’
He [Denver Riggleman] views this as a big advantage over Cockburn, a former journalist who has treated Virginia's 5th more like a research project, telling The Intercept she spent three months investigating the district before announcing her run.

"I'm Virginian to the core," he said. "She lives in Georgetown and doesn't have a clue what's happening in the 5th district."

He thinks the media have left a lot of ground uncovered on his opponent.

"Her books are used by Stormfront and white anarchist groups to explain why the Jewish people are trying to take over," he said, referencing the anti-Semitic book Cockburn wrote with her British-born husband Andrew Cockburn. "That got less attention than jokes about Big Foot."

Riggleman read her book and said it was shocking. "She really believes that Israel has orchestrated a cabal to control U.S. foreign policy."

He described Cockburn as "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a scarf," saying she's run a far-left campaign calling for "Medicare for all, open borders, forgiveness of student debt, and free college."
PreOccupiedTerritory: J Street Vows Investigation After Endorsed Candidate Makes Pro-Israel Statement (satire)
A progressive political advocacy group calling itself “pro-Israel, pro-peace” promised today to get to the bottom of an emerging scandal, in which a politician the group supports in this week’s elections was recorded agreeing that the Jewish State has an unequivocal right to exist, defend itself, and determine its own character, organization sources reported today.

J Street executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami issued a statement to the organization’s donors and employees Tuesday acknowledging that Mike Rotch, a Democratic Congressional candidate running for office in California, had signed a petition circulating in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings two weekends ago, that called on American public officials to denounce antisemitism, including delegitimization of Israel.

“It has come to our attention that Mike Rotch may support Israel in ways that do not reflect the values of this organization,” the statement began. “We have made it clear on several occasions that our mission requires paying only lip-service to a secure Israel, while in reality pursuing an outcome that effectively destroys Israel as a Jewish State. If the reports of Mr. Rotch’s remarks are accurate, they call into question his suitability as a candidate for the sixty-ninth Congressional District. J Street will conduct a full investigation of Mike Rotch and then make its recommendations.”
Conspiracy theorist selected as Labour candidate in safe ward
It’s pretty shocking that cases like this no longer even seem surprising. But the views of Liam Moore are so outrageous I thought this latest example of Labour’s failure to deal with antisemitism warranted a post. Moore, who is an evangelical vicar (and part-time Phil Collins tribune act) has been selected as the Labour councillor candidate for Norris Green in Liverpool – close to Luciana Berger’s constituency. In 2014 he tweeted that “Rothschilds Zionist run Israel and world governments” and earlier this year compared Zionists – or simply those worried about antisemitism – to Judas:

‘We are seeing a very English right wing Zionist coup mate and sadly the Labour Party is infiltrated by sellouts who would sacrifice a labour government for their 30 pieces of silver.’

Sometimes, when challenged over antisemitism, Labour supporters point out that the number of cases identified reflects only a tiny proportion of the membership. But the real problem isn’t that a few members hold such vile views, but that they are able to spout them without being reported and dealt with by others, and are even, as in this case, thought suitable for elected office.


University investigates professor who claims Israel was behind 9/11 Twin Towers attacks 'with help from Zionists in US government'
Sussex University is investigating a professor after he claimed Israel were behind the September 11 attacks 'with help from Zionists in the US government'.

Professor Kees van der Pijl, the former head of its international relations department, used as his source an article entitled '9-11/Israel did it' by conspiracy theory site Wiki Spooks, which also claims Al-Qaeda is a front for Mossad, the Israeli spy service.

The retired academic, who was responding to an article criticising US sanctions on Iran, was immediately inundated with a storm of mocking tweets, including one that joked, 'Yes, and Bruce Lee was the first man on the moon, damn media!'

Sussex University said it is aware of the post and has not yet decided whether to take further action.

Van der Pijl tweet was posted on November 3 and read: 'Not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in US gov.'
Professor: BDS Panel at University of Michigan Was an ‘Unrelentingly Anti-Israel Propaganda Fete’
A professor at the University of Michigan said a recent panel hosted by the school on the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign was “a totally one-sided propaganda fete.”

Victor Lieberman, who teaches a popular history course on the Arab-Israeli conflict, said he was one of some 70 people who attended last week’s “Teach-In Town Hall,” which was organized by U-M’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) after the university sanctioned a BDS-supporting professor who denied a letter of recommendation to a student who sought to study in Israel.

CMENAS director Samer Mahdy Ali said the event, which was backed financially by multiple U-M departments, would include a “decidedly pro-BDS” panel, followed by a discussion.

Lieberman estimated that less than two dozen undergraduates showed up on Monday morning, two days after a gunman killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh while shouting antisemitic epithets.
Regev demands Spanish minister intervene in water polo BDS fracas
Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev demanded from her Spanish counterpart to move a women’s water polo match between Israel and Spain back to its original venue, after Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists had forced its relocation.

“The BDS movements are clearly antisemitic in nature and operate to harm the State of Israel and its citizens,” Regev wrote. “It is my expectation that the government of Spain will take all the necessary steps in order to reverse the decision of the Municipality of Molins de Rei.”

Planned demonstrations by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists led the municipality, just outside Barcelona, where the match was scheduled to take place, to move the game to a different venue and bar supporters.

Regev said Israel expected the organizers to “operate in accordance with the International Olympic Charter, [to] enable all sportsmen to compete as equals in the games.”

As of Tuesday noon, it was still unclear where the game would take place, if at all. Some sources reported that the game was canceled, but a PR company working on behalf of the Culture and Sport Ministry said the game was still on, in a new venue, with supporters banned. The ministry was still working to reverse the decision, the company said.

NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based watchdog that analyzes and reports on international NGO activity in regards to Israel, said the decision by the Spanish municipality came as no surprise, as funding of anti-Israel groups by the Catalonian government are no rarity.
Sky News Arabia report on Druze elections in Golan is riddled with distortions and falsehoods
The six falsehoods in the report are as follows:
Falsehood #1: “Israeli elections were forced upon the residents.”

Sky reports without challenge the claim from the Syrian government’s official news service (SANA) that the Israeli government forced elections upon residents of the Druze towns. In fact, the impetus for the elections elections was the effort of group of Druze residents of the Golan who fought in Israeli courts for the change of policy. An article in the Israeli “Walla” website elaborates (CAMERA’s translation):

“During the past eighteen months, six Druze petitions were brought before the supreme court, opposing the way the town council members and heads were appointed [prior to 2018, Israel’s Interior Ministry appointed them], and demanding that open municipal elections be held in their communities as well,” lawyer Fahd Safdi from Mas’adeh tells Walla News. “At the same time we launched letters to the Interior Ministry and applied heavy pressure so it would enable us to exercise our right to vote.”

Falsehood #2: “The voter participation rate ranged from between 0% and 1.5%.”

According to official Israeli statistics (in Hebrew), the participation rate in Majdal Shams was 3.3 percent, and 1.3 percent in ‘Ein Qenya. In Mas’adeh and Buq’atha the participation rate was indeed 0 percent, but, as the report itself points out, this was because the election process was cancelled in advance.

Falsehood #3: Israel has been engaged in “Judaization” in the Golan.

“Judaization” (Tahweed in Arabic) is a vague term among Arabic speakers than can signify any increase of either the physical, metaphorical or imagined presence of Jews in a given place; it is often used in the context of Jerusalem. This includes but is not limited to: Scholars searching for archeological findings in the Old City and its surroundings, visitors walking peacefully around the Temple Mount compound, or even a Christian individual trying to set the Al-Aqsa mosque on fire. The question of what “Judaization attempts” the report is alluding to goes unanswered. In 51 years of Israeli control, the construction of Jewish villages in the Golan Heights has rarely faced Druze opposition of any kind. Moreover, how a democratic process initiated by Druze, in which both the voters and the candidates are Druze, can be labeled “Judaization” is a mystery.
French Police Investigating Violent Assaults on Two Young Jews in Paris in Single Week
Two separate assaults on Jewish teenagers in the Paris area during the last week are being investigated by police as hate crimes, French news outlets reported on Monday.

The first incident occurred last Tuesday in Sarcelles — about ten miles north of the capital. According to news magazine Le Point, a young schoolgirl wearing the uniform of the Jewish school that she attends was approached by an older man who spoke to her in Arabic before punching her hard in the back. The girl told police that her assailant had also mimed the action of shooting a gun at her with his fingers.

Traditionally the home of a large North African Jewish community, tensions have increased markedly in Sarcelles over the last decade between Jews and a growing Muslim population. The neighborhood was the site of a full scale antisemitic riot in July 2014, when 300 mainly Muslims youths looted Jewish-owned shops and attacked a synagogue during a solidarity protest with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

A separate incident the following day was reported in the 19th arrondissement in northeastern Paris. A young man wearing a yarmulke was assaulted by three youths at a bus stop after he noticed that one of them was trying to pickpocket a laptop computer from his bag. After they spotted the young man’s yarmulke, the youths shouted antisemitic insults and pushed him to the ground, punching and kicking him as he fell.

Meanwhile, doctors, nurses, patients and other visitors to the Rothschild Hospital in Paris — named for the illustrious French-Jewish family — were greeted on Sunday morning with a lengthy antisemitic screed scrawled on one of the entrance walls.
Former Nazi SS concentration camp guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany
A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.

Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the camp east of Danzig, which is today the Polish city of Gdansk, from June 1942 to about the beginning of September 1944.

There is no evidence linking him to a specific crime, but more than 60,000 people were killed at Stutthof and prosecutors argue that as a guard, he was an accessory to at least hundreds of those deaths.

Stutthof prisoners were killed in a gas chamber, with deadly injections of gasoline or phenol directly to their hearts or shot, starved and even forced outside in winter without clothes until they died of exposure, prosecutor Andreas Brendel said.

The former SS Sturmmann, roughly equivalent to the US Army rank of specialist, does not deny serving in the camp during the war but has told investigators he was not aware of the killings and did not participate in them, Brendel said.
Doll that survived Holocaust goes on display at Yad Vashem
A doll called Inge that survived the looting during Kristallnacht in November 1938 was recently handed over to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem by its owner and is now on display there.

Lore Mayerfield Stern, a Holocaust survivor from Kassel, Germany, was just 2 years old when the anti-Jewish riots known as Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," caused massive destruction to Jewish property in her city and across Nazi Germany and Austria. During the pogrom, which took place on Nov. 9-10, 1938, at least 90 Jews were killed, 30,000 Jewish men were rounded up and sent to concentration camps, almost 300 synagogues were destroyed and thousands of Jewish homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.

Inge, along with personal letters Stern had kept from that era, is now part of Yad Vashem's It Came From Within online exhibition, which marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

During Kristallnacht, Stern's father, Markus Stern, was one of the Jewish men arrested and was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp. Young Lore and her mother, Kaetchen, were taken in and hidden by neighbors, who kept them safe during the riots.

"Lore, already in pajamas, hid with her mother at the neighbors' house until the pogrom was over. When they returned home, they found that the place had been torn apart and was not habitable," Yad Vashem states on its website.
Hyundai venture arm invests in Israeli computer vision startup allegro.ai
The corporate venture arm of Hyundai Motor Company has made a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount into Israeli startup allegro.ai., a developer of computer vision technologies based on deep learning, the companies said in a joint statement on Monday.

The partnership with allegro.ai will allow Hyundai to “speed up deployment of AI technology in many business areas,” improving the quality of its products and creating “a safer driving environment,” Hyundai CRADLE and allegro.ai said.

Founded in 2016, allegro.ai offers software that simplifies the process of developing and managing solutions and products, such as autonomous vehicles, drones, security and logistics systems, that are powered by artificial intelligence and deep learning. The software also allows customers to update their devices and their learning capabilities while in use, so every device can continue to improve its operations.

“Deep learning computer vision is one of the core technologies that can be applied to autonomous driving to navigate roads and make quick decisions in real-time – and allegro.ai is clearly an innovation leader in that field,” said Ruby Chen, head of Investment at Hyundai CRADLE Tel Aviv.

“Our investment in allego.ai is a further step in enhancing our presence in the Israeli market, a global leader of technological innovation in the fields of automation, artificial intelligence and deep learning,” he said. “This is our fifth investment in an Israeli company and our activities will continue to grow the coming year.”
IsraellyCool: Pharrell Williams at FIDF Gala: “You Guys Show An Incredible Resilience”
A few days ago I posted about the FIDF Gala that saw celebrities help raise $60 million for Israel’s IDF. The incredibly talented Pharrell Williams was the musical act, but what I did not know at the time were the touching words he said about the Jewish people, in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Providing entertainment was musical guest Pharrell Williams, who took a moment to share a few words about last week’s deadly shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

“Look, what happened in that synagogue was incredibly cruel, it was wrong, and it’s not supposed to be what our nation is,” Williams said. “This group of people have been tested over and over and over again … but you guys show an incredible resilience.”


This makes me happy.
4,000 college students from 60 nations sing as one in TLV
Four thousand college students from 60 countries gathered in Tel Aviv in October for the latest mass singalong sponsored by the social music project, Koolulam.

The event, at Ganei Yehoshua, was attended by GA 2018 participants, graduates of MASA programs, MASA CEO Liran Avisar Ben Horin, Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzchak Herzog, Government Secretary Tzahi Braverman, and Masa Chairman Ilan Cohen.

Koolulam was founded with the goal of strengthening society through mass singing events in which large groups of non-professionals come together to create a collaborative happening.

The organization gathers as many as 12,000 people at a time from a broad spectrum of Israeli life, and then films the joint singing productions to share on social media.

In June this year, Jews, Muslims and Christians joined together at the Jerusalem Tower of David Museum to sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in three languages as a show of unity from Israel. The video of the event went viral.


After 56 years of searching, IDF finds remains of pilot in Sea of Galilee
The Israeli military recently discovered the remains of a pilot, Lt. Yakir Naveh, who has been missing since his plane crashed into the Sea of Galilee 56 years ago, the army said Tuesday.

The remains were discovered on October 25 on the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, along with pieces of the aircraft.

Once they were found, the remains were sent to a forensic laboratory for identification, the army said.

The military’s Manpower Directorate informed the pilot’s family that his remains had been found, the army said.

His funeral was scheduled for November 13 at 3 p.m. at Tel Aviv’s Kiryat Shaul military cemetery.

On May 6, 1962, Naveh was training a cadet on a Fouga Magister when their plane got too low over the water and the engine cut out. The nose of the plane hit the water, sending them into a fierce spin, wing over wing.

A year later, a search team found the body of the cadet who had been flying the plane, Oded Kouton, but no trace of Naveh.




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IMB CHITWOOD SPEAKSRICHMOND, Virginia—The International Mission Board trustees’ Presidential Search Committee announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, that the committee will recommend Dr. Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president.

RICHMOND, Virginia—The International Mission Board trustees’ Presidential Search Committee announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, that the committee will recommend Dr. Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president. The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during the Nov. 14-15 IMB board meeting in Richmond. 

Paul Chitwood, currently executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has been nominated as the 13th president of the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board.Paul Chitwood, currently executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has been nominated as the 13th president of the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board.A former board chairman of trustees for the Southern Baptist Convention's global mission organization, Chitwood currently serves as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the state’s largest religious organization with 750,000 members in 2,400 churches and 70 associations. He has served in the role since 2011. 

For 18 years, Chitwood served as the pastor of local churches of varying sizes: First Baptist Church, Mt. Washington (2003-11), where he is a member; First Baptist Church of Somerset (1999-2003); First Baptist Church of Owenton (1995-99); and South Fork Baptist Church in Owenton (1993-95). As a pastor, his churches averaged giving 18.5 percent through the Cooperative Program.

During his pastorates, he served as chairman of the IMB trustees from 2008-10, part of his tenure as an IMB trustee from 2002-10. His overseas short-term mission involvement includes work in Brazil, Peru, India, China, South Africa, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, England, Spain, Germany and Haiti.

“A decade ago, I had the privilege of working with IMB President Jerry Rankin, Clyde Meador, Tom Elliff, and David Steverson to pen the IMB’s vision statement,” Chitwood said. “While the wording was and is important, it simply captures the vision God has graciously given us in His Word. It’s His vision, and the culmination of the work that He has been doing through His church and, since 1845, through Southern Baptists. Our vision is unchanged: a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.”

‘We need him’

“It is so obvious that God has been preparing Paul for this role in so many ways,” said Dr. Rick Dunbar, chairman of IMB’s trustees and a member of the search committee from Madison, Mississippi. “Examine his work history, denominational experience, trustee background, educational history, leadership and team-building history; hear his heart for missions and the Lord, to be shared with the entire world; listen to his wife as she eagerly anticipates this role — and I think you will agree: We need him.”

Dunbar said the more the search committee talked, prayed and thought about Chitwood, “the more the entire committee has come together united in knowing he is God’s choice for our next president. He has the biblical foundation, a heart for missions and a proven track record of leading a big organization.” 

Dr. Chuck Pourciau, chairman of the Presidential Search Committee and senior pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, echoed Dunbar’s endorsement.

“Little did the Presidential Search Committee anticipate the meandering path that would be this search,” Pourciau said. “There were many twists and turns, but our commitment remained singular. It didn’t matter what path we took as long as we ended up in the right place. The right place is to locate and recommend to the trustees the person God had already chosen as the next leader of the International Mission Board.

“We are unanimously agreed that we have done just that in recommending to the IMB trustees Dr. Paul Chitwood as our next president. Dr. Chitwood is uniquely qualified to lead us into the next era of Southern Baptists reaching the nations. His missions heart and leadership acumen will serve us well in the years to come. I am eager to watch God work through him as he leads our international missions efforts. Yes, brothers and sisters, we did indeed arrive at the right place, and that right place is Dr. Paul Chitwood.”

‘Passionate about missions’

Paul ChitwoodPaul ChitwoodAs executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Chitwood has led the organization to a greater focus on strengthening local churches, planting new congregations, evangelizing the unchurched, and shifting more funding to international missions. He identified the need to move more Cooperative Program funds from state mission budgets to the Southern Baptist Convention budget and, ultimately, to the IMB budget. Last year, the convention reported more churches planted and growth in the number of Kentucky Baptists involved in volunteer mission work in Kentucky and around the world.

In consideration of leading the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals, Chitwood has stated that he is committed to the organization’s next executive vice president being someone with significant mission-field experience. Chitwood has traveled extensively overseas in support of the IMB and worked alongside IMB missionaries, Dunbar said, which gives him a view into the missionary life and task but also makes him realize how much he will depend on men and women who have long-term overseas experience.

“I am very happy to join with the rest of the Presidential Search Committee in recommending that Dr. Paul Chitwood be approved as our next IMB president,” said Duane Ostem, an IMB field leader from Asia who served on the committee to provide a field-based perspective. “Dr. Chitwood is passionate about missions. He understands the workings of the IMB. He loves missionaries. His humble but strong leadership style will enable him to work well with our Richmond personnel, our field missionaries, and our Southern Baptist churches. His vision for the future will inspire and guide the IMB as we seek to make disciples of all nations.”

By Chitwood’s request, pending trustee approval, Dr. Clyde Meador will remain in the President’s Office as interim EVP during the transition. Meador has served as IMB interim president since Sept. 27, 2018.

“I have known Paul for 16 years and have consistently been impressed by and thankful for his commitment to the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth, as well as his excellent leadership skills,” Meador said. “When Paul was serving as chairman of IMB trustees, he became an integral part of the leadership team, even to the point of having a significant part in crafting our vision statement that continues as a guide even today.

“Paul’s keen insight, leadership strength, commitment to the Great Commission, humility, and understanding of the lost world that lies before us, as well as unusual knowledge of the SBC, all combine to make him the ideal next president of IMB.”

‘A proven leader’

Chitwood was Kentucky Baptist Convention president in 2005-06; first vice president in 2003-04; and president of the state pastors’ conference in 2002. He was chairman of the SBC Committee on Nominations in 2015-16, and he also has served on several other state mission committees and in associational leadership committees. He has served as a trustee of Crossings Ministries, Sunrise Children’s Services, Kentucky Baptist Foundation, Oneida Baptist Institute, Baptist Haiti Mission, and Bridges to Nigeria.

He is an adjunct professor of leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously has been an assistant professor of missions and evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of the Cumberlands and Boyce College.

A native of Jellico, Tenn., Chitwood is a 1992 graduate of Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands), where he has served as a trustee. He earned a master of divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1995 and a doctorate from the seminary in 2001. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

“As I have studied our IMB history and our past presidents, it is clear that God continues to build on the foundation laid down by so many,” Dunbar said. “I have served as a trustee under Jerry Rankin, Tom Elliff, David Platt and Clyde Meador. They are all different, but I believe that each was called to this position with a unique perspective and giftedness, and we thank God for all of them. Paul brings a unique perspective also. He is a proven leader, motivator, and mobilizer, he is committed to missions, and he gives his all to the pursuit of God’s will.”

Chitwood and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 25 years. Their family includes son Daniel, 22, and daughter-in-law Derrika; daughter Anna, 20; daughter Cai, 12; and a foster daughter, age 6, who they hope will soon join the family through adoption.

“Michelle, his wife, is fully committed to this role, and we see qualities in her that will compliment Paul in the president’s role,” Dunbar said. “She is eager to be an active part and sees this as a calling for her also. She embraces the challenges this role presents. She sees their family’s role not as a sacrifice but an opportunity. She will be a great asset to the IMB. You will love her.”

Transitional activity

On Feb. 12, 2018, former president David Platt asked trustees to begin their search for the next president of the mission entity. The trustees’ presidential search committee accepted presidential nominations through May 15, and a committee of more than a dozen trustees plus a former field leader have worked diligently since February. Trustees will vote on the recommendation of Chitwood as president during their plenary session, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. EST. 

Prior to the vote, Southern Baptists will honor the appointment of new missionaries during a Sending Celebration in Richmond on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. EST. Join the celebration via Livestream. Forty-two Southern Baptists will be presented as candidates for appointment at the Nov. 14 meeting.


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Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh .
Bismillaahirrahmaanirrahiim.

Allah swt menciptakan sesuatu itu selalu brpasang - pasangan . Ada sehat ada sakit , ada senang ada susah, ada penyakit ada obatnya, ada masalah ada solusi

Bila saat ini kita diberikan kesahatan yang baik, maka pasti suatu saat Allah akan memberi kita sakit

Saat kita sehat banyak bersyukur dan saat sakit kita banyak bertawakal dan bersabar , maka akan mendapatkan pahala dua kali yaitu dari syukur dan sabar .

Sebaliknya bila kita sehat jauh dengan Allah dan saat sakit banyak mengeluh, kita juga akan dapat dua balasan yakni azab dan siksa 

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Jika kita merawat usus kita maka ganti Junk Food dengan sayuran .

Jika kita merawat Pankreas kita maka hindari makan kenyang .

Jika kita merawat ginjal kita maka minumlah banyak air di siang hari . Minum sedikit air di malam hari , kosongkan kandung kemih anda sebelum tidur .

Jika kita merawat otak kita maka tidurlah selama 8 jam sehari .

Jika kita merawat jiwa kita maka milikilah hubungan yang intim dengan pencipta anda Allah Yang Maha Kuasa.

Allah swt memberikan rezeki klepada kita hanya sebatas untuk mencukupi kebutuhan hidup kita , bukan untuk memenuhi gaya hidup kita

Hidup itu sederhana, yang rumit itu pikiran kita .

Hidup itu murah yang mahal itu gengsi kita .

Marilah kita menjadi orang yang pandai bersyukur .

Semoga bermanfaat .

Wasslau'alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh.



          SPRM tahan Musa, didakwa petang ini      Cache   Translate Page      
THE MALAYSIAN TIMES


PUTRAJAYA: Bekas Ketua Menteri Sabah, Tan Sri Musa Aman ditahan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) hari ini untuk menghadapi pendakwaan.

SPRM dalam kenyataan hari ini berkata, pihaknya telah mendapat izin untuk mendakwa Musa, yang ditahan di ibu pejabat suruhanjaya itu di sini pada pukul 10.05 pagi, daripada Pejabat Peguam Negara.

“Susulan itu, Musa akan menghadapi beberapa pertuduhan di bawah Akta Pencegahan Rasuah (APR) 1997,” kata SPRM.

SPRM berkata Musa akan dibawa ke Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur pukul 2.00 petang ini untuk pertuduhan itu.


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Muhammad Azizul Osman



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Khalid Mohd Ismath


KUALA LUMPUR – Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH) dituntut menunaikan janji untuk memberikan pendidikan percuma kepada rakyat di negara ini.

Ketua Pemuda Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Khalid Ismath berkata, parti itu kini dalam proses untuk menggerakkan semua suara dalam memperjuangkan pendidikan percuma kepada rakyat.

“Pemuda PSM kini dalam proses untuk bawa semua suara dari 90an sampai tahun ini yang memperjuangkan pendidikan percuma utk kembalikan laungan mansuh PTPTN seperti mana tahun 2012 sehingga kerajaan BN terpaksa potong kadar bunga dari 4.0 peratus ke 1 peratus.

“Pakatan ketika itu janji mansuh total,” katanya di Twitter beliau.

Sejak 2010, PSM giat memperjuangkan prinsip pendidikan percuma dan menggesa kerajaan supaya segera memansuhkan pinjaman melalui Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) demi memberikan pendidikan percuma kepada pelajar.

Kenyataan yang dibuat Khalid itu menerima sokongan netizen.

Ada di antara mereka mendakwa sudah mual dengan janji-janji yang ditabur PH sebelum Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14).

“For those yang ikuti perkembangan politik, sejak dulu lagi memang Pakatan janji nak bagi pendidikan percuma. Bila dah menang ni dia punya belit menjilat2 ludah sdr,” respon @citizen14884.Isu PTPTN semakin hangat diperkatakan dan ditempelak banyak pihak.

Antara bekas aktivis pelajar, Adam Adli Abd Halim yang tidak puas hati setelah PH memutuskan peminjam Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) dikenakan membayar balik pinjaman pada gaji RM1,000 sebulan.

Ia berbeza dengan kenyataan Menteri Kewangan, Dr Maszlee Malik pada Mei lalu yang memaklumkan kementeriannya akan memberi tumpuan untuk merealisasikan janji penangguhan bayaran balik pinjaman PTPTN bagi mereka yang berpendapatan di bawah RM4,000. -MalaysiaGazette



          Teguran buat Syed Saddiq: Patutnya solat tiang agama      Cache   Translate Page      
Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

Tengku Asmawi Tuan Umar
Tengku Asmawi Tuan Umar 
 

KUALA LUMPUR – Penasihat Media Pertubuhan Pengguna Islam Malaysia menegur Menteri Belia dan Sukan Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman berikutan statusnya di Instagram berhubung anak muda.

Tengku Asmawi Tuan Umar berkata, Syed Saddiq tidak sewajarnya menggunakan pepatah anak muda sebagai tiang agama, bangsa dan negara.

Sebaliknya kata beliau, Ahli Parlimen Muar itu lebih baik mengambil pepatah Arab iaitu “pemuda hari ini adalah pemimpin masa depan” kerana ia adalah lebih sesuai mengikut perkembangan semasa ketika ini.

Menurutnya, solat merupakan tiang agama.

“Ini mungkin sesuai kerana kalau kita sebutkan pemuda itu tiang agama, bangsa dan negara, bolehlah juga tetapi kebanyakan pemuda hari ini ramai “geng patah”, penganut fahaman LGBT sahaja pun katanya melebihi 300,000 ribu orang.

“Ambo (saya) ini bukanlah suka mengomel dan mengomen (mengulas) kenyataan seseorang apatah lagi kenyataan tersebut keluar daripada mulut seorang politisi atau politikus bertahap wazir (menteri),” katanya menerusi satu kenyataan hari ini.

Asmawi mengulas mengenai status yang dimuat naik Syed Saddiq di Twitter minggu lepas berhubung anak muda.

Menerusi laman sosial itu Syed Saddiq menulis, “Percayalah, anak muda adalah tiang agama, bangsa dan negara”.

Bagaimanapun, tidak diketahui tujuan Syed Saddiq menulis status berkenaan bagi merujuk apa-apa perkara.

Dalam pada itu Asmawi turut menimbulkan persoalan sama ada status Syed Saddiq itu bersifat umum bagi menunjukkan bahawa betapa golongan pemuda itu amat penting dalam pembangunan sesebuah negara termasuklah kepada agama dan bangsa.

“Kesimpulannya,jika kita sebagai seorang yang mempunyai pengaruh, kuasa dan maka berhati-hatilah dalam membuat sebarang kenyataan yang boleh mengundang kecaman umum apatah lagi ianya berkait isu-isu keagamaan,” ujarnya. – MalaysiaGazette



          Romansa dakwa sistem pemilihan meragukan punca kalah      Cache   Translate Page      
Manzaidi Mohd Amin
Romansa (kanan) bersama Rafizi pada hari Pemilihan PKR 2018 di Sabah, kelmarin.
Romansa (kanan) bersama Rafizi pada hari Pemilihan PKR 2018 di Sabah, kelmarin.


KUALA LUMPUR – Calon jawatan Ketua Cabang Silam di Sabah, Romansa Lamin kecewa dengan sistem pemilihan PKR yang didakwa meragukan.

Beliau yang tewas kepada pencabarnya, Haris Tupang hanya mendapat 130 undi dalam Pemilihan PKR 2018 Sabah bagi pusingan kedua, semalam.

Dalam pemilihan tujuh penjuru itu, Haris yang mendapat 338 undi mengalahkan enam calon yang lain.

“Saya akur dengan kekalahan ini walaupun kecewa dengan sistem pemilihan yang agak meragukan, tempang, pengendalian yang culas serta persaingan tidak sihat dan tidak bermoral.

“Saya merakamkan ucapan penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada jentera pemilihan, pengundi, pimpinan tertinggi, kenalan dan kaum keluarga yang sentiasa mendoakan dan memberi sokongan penuh kepada saya sepanjang pemilihan berlangsung,” katanya dalam kenyataan yang dimuatnaik menerusi akaun Facebooknya hari ini.

Calon lain yang turut bertanding merebut jawatan Ketua Cabang Silam ialah Kamis Burhan mendapat 288 undi, Dr Abdul Hamid Awong (244 undi), Citra Masadi (120 undi), Mohammad Sailama (53 undi) dan Abdul Raibil Jainullah (satu undi).

Kata Romansa, walaupun kalah, perjuangan reformasi akan tetap diteruskan demi mendokong prinsip dan semangat parti Keadilan.

Katanya, reformasi bukan hanya setakat laungan sahaja, tetapi mesti dizahirkan dalam bentuk tindakan.

Dalam pemilihan dua hari yang berakhir kelmarin, penyandang jawatan Timbalan Presiden, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali mendahului pencabar tunggalnya, Rafizi Ramli di 25 cabang di Sabah.

Bahagian yang mengadakan proses pemilihan itu ialah Kota Kinabalu, Sepanggar, Tuaran, Kota Marudu, Sandakan, Libaran, Batu Sapi, Tawau, Kalabakan, Keningau, Sipitang, Beaufort, Putatan, Penampang, Kimanis, Papar, Tenom, Pensiangan, Kudat, Kota Belud, Ranau, Beluran, Kinabatangan, Silam dan Semporna.

Menurut laman sesawang pemilihan PKR 2018 di www.pemilihankeadilan2018.com, Mohamed Azmin mendahului Rafizi dengan majoriti 1,642 undi. – MalaysiaGazette



          Pyanhabib: Orang Umno memang malas membaca      Cache   Translate Page      
MALAYSIAKINI

   

Kata dua diberi bekas anggota Majlis Tertinggi Umno Datuk Dr Puad Zarkashi kepada Utusan Malaysia diketawakan salah seorang bekas pekerja akhbar itu hari ini.

Kata Pyanhabib, kenyataan diberikan Puad itu memang sangat lucu dan jauh daripada keadaan sebenar.

Malah kata Pyanhabib, Puad juga seakan tidak menyedari apa yang berlaku kepada akhbar itu selama Umno menjadi kerajaan di negara ini.

"Nak boikot Utusan? Kah kah kah!" katanya kepada Malaysiakini selepas diminta mengulas kenyataan dibuat Puad berhubung kecenderungan akhbar berkenaan mengecam Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Pyanhabib yang berkhidmat di akhbar milik Umno itu selama lebih 20 tahun berkata sejak berpuluh tahun lalu anggota parti itulah yang culas membeli dan membaca Utusan Malaysia serta majalah terbitan syarikat itu sehingga ia berdepan dengan masalah pengedaran serta kewangan.

"Setakat apa yang saya tahu sejak puluhan tahun lagi anggota Umno yang seramai tiga juta orang itulah yang malas membaca surat khabar.

"Bagi percuma pun dia orang buat sampah saja," katanya.

Otak segar kalau rajin
 
Terdahulu Puad yang juga bekas anggota parlimen Batu Pahat dan timbalan menteri pendidikan mengecam Utusan Malaysia kerana menyiarkan rencana mengkritik Najib.

Kata Puad akhbar itu mesti memohon maaf kepada Najib kerana mendakwa bekas perdana menteri itu berbohong semasa mengulas isu wang yang didepositkan ke akaun banknya.

Puad berkata, jika Utusan enggan berbuat demikian maka ahli Umno wajar memboikot akhbar yang selama ini menjadi lidah parti Melayu itu kerana membuat kesimpulan awal berhubung perkara tersebut.

Puad juga secara khusus menamakan Pengerusi Eksekutif Kumpulan Utusan Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheik Fadzir sebagai individu di belakang ruangan pojok Awang Selamat dalam Mingguan Malaysia, semalam.

“Aziz perlu meminta maaf kepada Najib kerana terlalu gopoh membuat kesimpulan. Kalau dia enggan maka eloklah ahli Umno memboikot Utusan,” katanya.

Untuk rekod Umno memiliki saham dalam syarikat Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd dan sejak akhir-akhir ini berdepan masalah kewangan ekoran kemerosotan penerimaan pembaca.

Selepas PRU ke-14 berakhir syarikat berkenaan merombak lembaga pengarahnya dengan melantik Abdul Aziz sebagai pengerusi ekskutif.

Abdul Aziz ialah bekas anggota parlimen Kulim - Bandar Baharu.

Utusan juga melantik bekas ketua pengarah penyiaran Datuk Dr Ibrahim Yahaya - yang rapat dengan Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - sebagai anggota lembaga pengarah mulai Julai lalu.

Utusan juga baru-baru ini dilaporkan mengalami kesukaran untuk membayar gaji pekerja mengikut waktu yang sepatutnya.

Rencana pojok disiarkan Mingguan Malaysia semalam dianggap menarik kerana ia adalah langkah langka diambil akhbar tersebut ke atas Najib. Ia juga dilihat satu gerakan untuk menjarakkan Umno dengan bekas presidennya sendiri.

Menurut Pyanhabib nasib Utusan Malaysia sepatutnya boleh diselamatkan sejak lama dulu jika anggota Umno membeli dan membaca akhbar tersebut.

Selain itu dia yang dikenali sebagai penulis dan pelakon berkata "otak" ahli Umno juga akan sentiasa segar jika mereka rajin membaca.

"Tetapi ahli Umno ini... kamu sambung sendirilah," katanya.



          KHAIRY ‘PUNCA’ KEKALAHAN BN       Cache   Translate Page      




‘Orang kanan’ Datuk Seri Najib Razak tampil menafikan dakwaan kononnya kekalahan Barisan Nasional (BN) pada PRU14 lalu adalah disebabkan oleh skandal 1MDB.

Sebaliknya, Presiden Sukarelawan Malaysia, Isham Jalil berkata, punca utama kekalahan BN ialah kerana pengundi-pengundi muda tidak menyokong BN.

Beliau berkata, dakwaan bekas Ketua Pemuda BN, Khairy Jamaludin bahawa gabungan itu kalah pada PRU14 lalu berpunca daripada skandal 1MDB adalah satu fakta yang salah.

Katanya, sebenarnya, Khairy antara punca kekalahan BN kerana gagal melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya untuk menarik sokongan anak muda kepada BN.

“BN kalah sebab KJ tidak ‘perform’ untuk menarik pengundi muda.

“Hampir kesemua peti-peti undi di saluran-saluran muda BN kalah di seluruh negara berbanding peti-peti undi di saluran-saluran bagi peringkat-peringkat umur yang lain yang mana keputusannya adalah lebih rawak,” katanya kepada sebuah portal berita.

Isham yang juga mempunyai kelulusan sarjana politik, ekonomi dan undang-undang daripada Universiti Harvard  berkata demikian bagi menempelak kenyataan Khairy yang menjelaskan bahawa BN kalah pada PRU14 lalu berpunca daripada skandal 1MDB.

Beliau yang juga merupakan bekas Pegawai Khas kepada Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata, ini membuktikan bahawa faktor utama kekalahan BN adalah faktor kegagalan menarik undi muda, dan walaupun faktor-faktor lain memainkan peranan, namun ianya tidaklah signifikan berbanding faktor penolakan pengundi muda ini.


          KJ, NAZRI TIDAK PERLU RISAU- NAJIB       Cache   Translate Page      



Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini tampil menjawab tuduhan Khairy Jamaluddin dan Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz berhubung tuduhan 1MDB yang dikatakan menjadi punca utama kekalahan BN pada PRU14 lalu.

Bekas Perdana Menteri itu berkata, beliau tidak menafikan yang 1MDB menjadi antara salah satu faktor kekalahan BN, namun tetap merasakan segala fitnah Pakatan Harapan (PH) perlu dijawab dah didedahkan.

Malah katanya, dua bekas menteri kabinet era pentadbirannya itu tidak perlu risau dengan kelantangannya, sebaliknya perlu bagi ruang kepada beliau untuk membersihkan nama.
Berikut kenyataan penuh Najib:

Nazri Aziz dan Khairy tidak hadir di acara sembang santai saya bersama rakan-rakan FB saya semalam namun mengeluarkan pendapat mereka bersandarkan kepada laporan berita yang tidak tepat dan nakal.

Jika mereka hadir sama-sama atau menonton video FB live, sudah tentu mereka tahu apa yang saya maksudkan tentang propaganda tidak benar dan penipuan dibuat mengenai 1MDB. Saya tak kata 1MDB tidak menjadi faktor kekalahan BN.

Jika saya percaya bahawa tiada apa yang salah tentang 1MDB, sudah tentu saya tidak akan mengarahkan PAC yang dianggotai ahli parlimen pembangkang dan kerajaan untuk siasat atau menandatangani penyelesaian dengan IPIC bagi mendapatkan semula wang yang dikatakan hilang.

Saya tak mahu terjerumus ke dalam permainan menuding jari ini. Tetapi saya percaya setiap seorang daripada kita bertanggungjawab terhadap kekalahan ini.

Saya ambil tanggungjawab itu dan melepaskan semua jawatan serta tidak bertanding dalam apa apa jawatan parti atau dilantik bagi apa apa jawatan.

Tak usahlah bimbang tentang kelantangan saya di sosial media atau sokongan untuk sesi sembang santai semalam.

Sebagaimana saya katakan di program itu semalam, saya hanya berminat untuk memperbetul dan menjelaskan mengenai penipuan yang berleluasa PH selama ini dan yang direka selepas jadi kerajaan, mengeluarkan fakta, membersihkan nama saya, mengkritik dan memberi pendapat saya apabila saya lihat sesuatu isu berkaitan rakyat dan halatuju negara.

Berilah ruang untuk saya mencapai matlamat ini.



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The National Nurses Association of Kenya is protesting the Health Amendment Bill 2018 that is now before parliament claiming it failed to capture its views.

The association is now threatening a nurses strike in one month to push for inclusion of their ...
          Tiwa Savage Becomes First Female To Win MTV Best African Act      Cache   Translate Page      
Tiwa Savage Becomes First Female To Win MTV Best African Act
Tiwa shows off her award
 
Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has become the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category.
 
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Afro-pop singer snatched the record-breaking award at the 2018 MTV EMAs held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain with several music stars across the world in attendance.
 
The African act category, in 2005, was infused into the MTV EMA to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations.
 
NAN reports that until Tiwa’s win, three Nigerians had taken the award home including 2Baba in 2005, D’banj in 2007 and 2012; and Davido in 2017.
 
In 2018, Tiwa was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian act, David Adeleke, aka Davido; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.
 
Celebrating the award, Tiwa took to her Instagram page @tiwasavage to dedicate the win to African women and aspiring young girls.
 
She said, “Almighty God, you are so faithful. My savage soldiers did it for me.
 
“You have stuck with me through the roller coasters. Thank you. To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African women, this is for us.

“I have been through a lot but I have kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did,” Tiwa said.
 
She signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012 and currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
 
The mother of one also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016.
 
However, the biggest winner at the awards night was the Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello.
 
She scooped four awards, winning “Best Song,” “Best Artist,” “Best Video” and “Best U.S. Act” in a show that featured a stellar performance from Janet Jackson.
 
Cabello, 21, who already led the pack at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, urged her fans in the United States to vote in the 2018 midterm elections as she walked the red carpet in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, Reuters reported.
 
The singer, who rose to fame as a member of the girl group “Fifth Harmony,” formed on the U.S. edition of the X-Factor, said she relished being seen as a role model.
 
“I feel like the message for me has always been just like do what makes you happy, even if it’s scary, it’s worth it to take the risk because your happiness is your responsibility,” Cabello said.

“That’s always been my message and I talk about it a lot but I feel like it’s a good message. And yes, very important, go vote!” she said.
 

          In Kenya, women-run collective banks are benefitting everyone      Cache   Translate Page      
In Part 2 of a two-part report on the informal banks that help women secure financial stability, Women’s Advancement Deeply look at the safeguards the women have put in place to protect their pooled resources. When the local women congregate, they collate their earnings and put the money in a strong metal box they call…
          Kenyan women are empowering themselves through informal banking      Cache   Translate Page      
In Part 1 of a two-part report on the informal banks that help women secure financial stability, Women’s Advancement Deeply looks at a savings group in Kenya that grants independence to the women who join it.  Orge Konchora always wanted her children to go to school, but her husband could not raise all the fees from…
          Best of Kenyan fashion designers awarded – Nairobi News      Cache   Translate Page      
Nairobi NewsFashion Blogger of the Year 2018. Anita Mogere (From Curves with Love). Fashion Stylist of the Year 2018. Georgina Achieng’. Fashion Pioneer of the Year 2018. Deepa Dosaja. Female model of the year 2018. Shanelle Nyasiase. Male model of the year … and more …read more Source:: Fashion Blogger News By Google News
          Kenya: Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura      Cache   Translate Page      
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence.
          Kenya: Kenyatta Pushes for More Trade With China During Shanghai Trip      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited Chinese firms to form joint ventures with local companies to create more manufacturing bases.
           HOTUBA YA MAPENDEKEZO YA MPANGO WA MAENDELEO WA TAIFA NA MWONGOZO WA MAANDALIZI YA MPANGO NA BAJETI YA MWAKA 2019/20       Cache   Translate Page      

Waziri wa Fedha na Mipango Mhe. Dkt. Philip Mpango (Mb), akiwasilisha Bungeni Jijini Dodoma, Mapendekezo ya Mpango wa Maendeleo wa taifa na Mwongozo wa Maandalizi ya Mpango na Bajeti ya Mwaka 2019/2020.
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HOTUBA YA WAZIRI WA FEDHA NA MIPANGO, MHESHIMIWA DKT. PHILIP I. MPANGO (MB),
AKIWASILISHA BUNGENI MAPENDEKEZO
YA MPANGO WA MAENDELEO WA TAIFA
NA MWONGOZO WA MAANDALIZI
YA MPANGO NA BAJETI
YA MWAKA 2019/20


UTANGULIZI

1.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, naomba kutoa hoja kwamba Bunge lako Tukufu lipokee, lijadili na kutoa maoni na ushauri kwa ajili ya kuandaa Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa na kuboresha Mwongozo wa Maandalizi ya Mpango na Bajeti ya Serikali ya Mwaka 2019/20.

2.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, kinachowasilishwa sasa mbele ya Bunge lako Tukufu ni kwa mujibu wa Kifungu cha 94  cha Kanuni za Kudumu za Bunge Toleo la Mwaka 2016 kinachoelekeza Serikali kuwasilisha Mapendekezo ya Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa na Mwongozo wa Maandalizi ya Mpango na Bajeti kwa mwaka wa fedha unaofuata.

3.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, Kitabu cha Mapendekezo ya Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa kinajumuisha mapitio ya hali ya uchumi; utekelezaji wa Mpango wa Maendeleo wa mwaka 2017/18 na robo ya kwanza ya mwaka 2018/19; maeneo ya kipaumbele kwa mwaka 2019/20; ugharamiaji wa Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa 2019/20; mfumo wa ufuatiliaji, tathmini na utoaji taarifa; na vihatarishi vya utekelezaji wa Mpango. Aidha tumeambatanisha taarifa ya utekelezaji wa miradi ya maendeleo kwa kipindi cha miaka mitatu ya kwanza ya utawala wa Serikali ya awamu ya tano 2016/17 - 2018/19.

4.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, Kitabu cha Mwongozo wa Maandalizi ya Mpango na Bajeti ya Serikali 2019/20 - 2021/22 kimeainisha masuala muhimu ambayo yanatakiwa kuzingatiwa na Wizara, Idara Zinazojitegemea, Wakala za Serikali, Sekretarieti za Mikoa na Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa na Taasisi na Mashirika ya Umma wakati wa kuandaa bajeti zao za mwaka 2019/20.

5.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, Mapendekezo haya ninayowasilisha yamezingatia: Dira ya Taifa ya Maendeleo 2025; Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa wa Miaka Mitano 2016/17 - 2020/21; Ilani ya Uchaguzi ya CCM ya mwaka 2015; na Malengo ya Maendeleo Endelevu 2030. Vilevile, maandalizi ya Mapendekezo ya Mpango na Mwongozo yamezingatia sera, mikakati na progamu mbalimbali za maendeleo ya kisekta zikiwemo: Programu ya Maendeleo ya Sekta ya Kilimo Awamu ya Pili; Programu ya Maendeleo ya Sekta ya Maji; Programu ya Maendeleo ya Sekta ya Afya; Mpango Kabambe wa Kuendeleza Sekta Ndogo ya Umeme wa Mwaka 2016; Programu ya Maendeleo ya Sekta ya Elimu 2016/17 – 2020/21; Mkakati Jumuishi wa Kuendeleza Viwanda 2025; na Mpango Kabambe wa Sekta ya Utalii wa Mwaka 2006. Hivyo, ni vema Waheshimiwa Wabunge watakaposoma vitabu vya Mwongozo na Mapendekezo ya Mpango warejee pia mikakati na programu za kisekta.

6.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, napenda kulihakikishia Bunge lako Tukufu kuwa ushauri na maoni yatakayotolewa katika kikao hiki cha Bunge yatazingatiwa kikamilifu katika kuandaa rasimu ya Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa 2019/20 utakaowasilishwa Bungeni tarehe 11 Machi 2019 kwa mujibu wa Kanuni za Kudumu za Bunge. Aidha, ushauri wa Waheshimiwa wabunge utatumika kuboresha Mwongozo wa kuandaa Mpango na Bajeti ya Serikali ya Mwaka 2019/20. Hivyo, ninawasihi Waheshimiwa Wabunge katika nafasi yenu ya uwakilishi wa wananchi, mtumie weledi na uzoefu wenu katika kutoa maoni, ushauri kuhusu maeneo muhimu na miradi inayopaswa kuzingatiwa katika Mpango wa Maendeleo wa Taifa wa mwaka 2019/20.

MWENENDO WA VIASHIRIA VYA UCHUMI

7.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, kwa mujibu wa  Shirika la Fedha la Kimataifa (IMF), uchumi wa dunia unatarajiwa kukua kwa asilimia 3.9 mwaka 2018 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 3.7 mwaka 2017. Hata hivyo, ukuaji huu unakabiliwa na changamoto za upatikanaji wa mikopo na gharama zake na mabadiliko ya bei za bidhaa katika soko la dunia. Aidha, kati ya Nchi Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki, Tanzania na Rwanda zinatarajiwa kuwa na viwango vya juu vya ukuaji wa asilimia 7.2 mwaka 2018, zikifuatiwa na Kenya (asilimia 5.5); Uganda (asilimia 5.2); na Burundi (asilimia 0.1).

8.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, mwaka 2018, Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu (NBS) ilifanya zoezi la mapitio ya kubadilisha mwaka wa kizio (base year) kwa Pato Ghafi la Taifa kutoka mwaka 2007 na kuwa mwaka 2015. Zoezi hili ni utekelezaji wa mapendekezo ya Kamisheni ya Takwimu ya Umoja wa Mataifa ambayo inashauri Nchi Wanachama kufanya zoezi hili kila baada ya miaka mitano. Hivyo, takwimu zilizotumika katika kitabu cha Mpango, Mwongozo na taarifa hii zimezingatia mwaka wa kizio wa 2015.

9.                  Mheshimiwa Spika, kutokana na zoezi hilo, mabadiliko yaliyojitokeza ni pamoja na: kuongezeka kwa Pato Ghafi la Taifa kwa asilimia 6.3; kubadilika kwa uwiano wa viashiria vinavyopimwa kwa Pato Ghafi la Taifa ikijumuisha Mapato ya kodi, Nakisi ya bajeti na Deni la Serikali; viwango vya ukuaji; na mchango wa sekta katika Pato Ghafi  la Taifa. Kwa takwimu hizo za mwaka wa kizio wa 2015, Pato Halisi la Taifa limekua kwa wastani wa asilimia 6.9 katika kipindi cha miaka mitano iliyopita (2013 - 2017). Kwa mwaka 2017, Pato la Taifa limeendelea kukua kwa kiwango kikubwa cha asilimia 7.1 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 7.0 kwa mwaka 2016. Kwa ukuaji huo Tanzania imeendelea kuongoza katika Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki ikifuatiwa na nchi za Rwanda (asilimia 6.1); Kenya (asilimia 4.8); Uganda (asilimia 4.5); na Burundi (asilimia 0.0).

10.             Mheshimiwa Spika, katika robo ya kwanza ya mwaka 2018, Pato Halisi la Taifa lilikua kwa asilimia 8.4 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 5.7 katika kipindi kama hicho mwaka 2017. Shughuli za kiuchumi ambazo zilikua kwa kiwango kikubwa katika robo ya kwanza ya mwaka 2018 ni pamoja na: ujenzi (asilimia 20); habari na mawasiliano (asilimia 18.3); usafirishaji na uhifadhi wa mizigo (asilimia 9.2); na kilimo (asilimia 7.1).

11.             Mheshimiwa Spika, ukuaji wa uchumi kwa kiasi kikubwa umechangia kupungua kwa umaskini. Kwa mujibu wa utafiti uliofanywa na Serikali kwa kushirikiana na Benki ya Dunia wa mwaka 2015/16 ulionesha kuwa idadi ya watanzania wanaoishi chini ya mstari wa umaskini ilipungua kufikia asilimia 26.3 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 28.2 mwaka 2012. Utafiti mpya wa Matumizi ya Kaya Binafsi unaendelea hivi sasa na utafiti huo unatarajiwa kukamilika Machi 2019 na kutupatia hali halisi ya viwango vya umaskini. Aidha, wastani wa umri wa kuishi kwa Tanzania Bara umeongekeza kutoka wastani wa miaka 64.3 mwaka 2017 na unatarajiwa kuongezeka hadi wastani wa miaka 64.9 mwaka 2018.

12.             Mheshimiwa Spika, Mfumuko wa bei uliendelea kushuka na kuwa chini ya asilimia 5 kwa takribani kipindi chote cha mwaka 2017/18. Akiba ya fedha za kigeni ilifikia dola za Marekani milioni 5,483.9 mwishoni mwa mwezi Juni 2018, iliyokuwa na uwezo wa kuagiza bidhaa na huduma kutoka nje kwa miezi 5.6. Katika kipindi hicho, thamani ya Shilingi ya Tanzania dhidi ya dola ya Marekani iliendelea kuwa tulivu. Wastani wa mwenendo wa ubadilishaji Shilingi dhidi ya dola ya Marekani ulikuwa kati ya Shilingi 2,231.17 na Shilingi 2,264.97 kwa dola moja ya Marekani, ikilinganishwa na kati ya Shilingi 2,171.0 na Shilingi 2,230.1 kwa dola moja ya Marekani katika kipindi kama hicho kwa mwaka 2016/17.

13.             Mheshimiwa Spika, hadi kufikia Juni 2018 Deni la Taifa lilifikia dola za Marekani milioni 27,774.86 ikilinganishwa na dola za Marekani milioni 25,350.76 kwa kipindi kama hicho mwaka 2017, ikiwa ni sawa na ongezeko la asilimia 9.6.  Matokeo ya hivi karibuni ya uchambuzi wa Deni la Taifa, yameonesha kuwa deni la Taifa lipo chini ya ukomo wa hatari na ni himilivu. Viashiria vyote vya athari za madeni vimeendelea kuwa katika wigo unaokubalika kimataifa. Katika kipindi cha mwaka 2017/18, mauzo ya bidhaa na huduma nje ya nchi yalikuwa dola za Marekani milioni 8,949.40 ikilinganishwa na dola za Marekani milioni 8,701.7 mwaka 2016/17, sawa na ongezeko la asilimia 2.8. Hii ilitokana na ongezeko la thamani ya mauzo ya mazao ya korosho, karafuu, tumbaku, chai na mkonge; pamoja na kuimarika kwa bei za dhahabu katika soko la Dunia.

14.             Mheshimiwa Spika, hali ya uzalishaji na upatikanaji wa mazao ya chakula nchini umeendelea kuimarika. Katika msimu wa 2017/18, uzalishaji ulifikia tani milioni 15.9 ikilinganishwa na mahitaji ya tani milioni 13.3 ya chakula kwa kipindi hicho. Kutokana na uzalishaji huo, nchi ilikuwa na ziada ya tani milioni 2.6 za mazao yote ya chakula na hivyo, kujitosheleza kwa asilimia 120.

15.             Mheshimiwa Spika, baadhi ya viashiria vya sekta ya kibenki vilivyokuwa vimetetereka mwaka 2017 kwa sababu mbalimbali vimeanza kuimarika baada ya Serikali kuchukua hatua za kuongeza ukwasi ikiwa ni pamoja na Benki Kuu kushusha riba yake (discount rate). Kufuatia hatua hizo, mikopo kwa Sekta Binafsi imeanza kuonesha mwenendo unaoridhisha ambapo hadi kufikia Juni 2018 ilikua kwa asilimia 4.0 ikilinganishwa na ukuaji wa asilimia 1.3 Juni 2017. Riba za amana za kipindi cha mwaka mmoja zilipungua hadi wastani wa asilimia 10.52 ikilinganishwa na asilimia 11.66 mwaka 2016/17.  Hata hivyo, viwango vya riba ya mikopo ya mwaka mmoja ilifikia asilimia 18.48, ikilinganishwa na asilimia 15.49 mwaka 2016/17, hivyo kusababisha tofauti kati ya riba ya amana na mikopo ya mwaka mmoja kuongezeka hadi asilimia 7.98 mwaka 2017/18 kutoka asilimia 3.83 mwaka 2016/17.  Kuongezeka kwa riba ya mikopo kulitokana na tahadhari zilizochukuliwa na benki za biashara ili kudhibiti mikopo chechefu na hivyo kuongeza gharama kwa wakopaji, hali ambayo inaweza kuathiri uwekezaji katika shughuli zinazochochea ukuaji wa uchumi. Maelezo ya kina kuhusu mwenendo wa viashiria vya uchumi yanapatikana katika Sura ya Pili, Sehemu ya Kwanza ya kitabu cha Mwongozo na Sura ya Pili ya kitabu cha Mapendekezo ya Mpango.

Utekelezaji wa Bajeti ya Mwaka 2017/18

16.             Mheshimiwa Spika, Mapato ya ndani katika mwaka 2017/18 yalifikia Shilingi bilioni  17,944.9 sawa na asilimia 90 ya lengo la Shilingi bilioni 19,977.0. Kati ya fedha hizo, Shilingi bilioni 15,191.0 zilitokana na Mapato ya Kodi, sawa na asilimia 89 ya lengo; Shilingi bilioni 2,212.4 zilitokana na Mapato yasiyo ya Kodi, sawa na asilimia 101 ya lengo; na Shilingi bilioni 541.5 zilitokana na mapato ya ndani ya Mamlaka ya Serikali za Mitaa, sawa na asilimia 79 ya lengo.

17.             Mheshimiwa Spika, misaada na mikopo nafuu iliyotolewa ilikuwa Shilingi bilioni 2,466.0 sawa na asilimia 62 ya makadirio ya Shilingi bilioni 3,971.1. Mikopo iliyopatikana kutoka ndani na nje ni Shilingi bilioni 7,055.8, sawa na asilimia 90.9 ya lengo la Shilingi bilioni 7,763.9. Kati ya mikopo hiyo, Shilingi bilioni 1,351.5 ni kutoka vyanzo vya nje na Shilingi bilioni 5,704.4 ni kutoka vyanzo vya masoko ya ndani. Kati ya mikopo ya ndani, Shilingi bilioni 4,835.2 zilitumika kulipia Mtaji wa Deni la Ndani (Rollover) na Shilingi bilioni 869.2 ni Mikopo mipya kwa ajili ya kugharamia bajeti ya Maendeleo.

18.             Mheshimiwa Spika, matumizi halisi ya Serikali yalifikia Shilingi bilioni 25,321.7 sawa na asilimia 80 ya bajeti iliyoidhinishwa ya Shilingi bilioni 31,711.9. Kati ya kiasi hicho, Shilingi bilioni 18,778.5 zilikuwa ni matumizi ya kawaida sawa na asilimia 93 ya lengo la Shilingi bilioni 20,279.3 na Shilingi bilioni 6,543.2 zilikuwa ni matumizi ya maendeleo sawa na asilimia 57 ya  bajeti ya Shilingi bilioni 11,432.7. Matumizi ya fedha za maendeleo hayajumuishi baadhi ya fedha kutoka kwa Washirika wa Maendeleo zilizopelekwa moja kwa moja (D-funds) kwenye utekelezaji wa miradi ambazo hazikupita kwenye Mfumo wa Malipo wa Serikali. Fedha hizi zitajumuishwa pindi taratibu za kiuhasibu zitakapokamilika.

Utekelezaji wa Baadhi ya Miradi ya Maendeleo Mwaka 2017/18 na Robo ya Kwanza ya Mwaka 2018/19

19.             Mheshimiwa Spika, hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa miradi ya maendeleo mwaka 2017/18 na robo ya kwanza ya mwaka 2018/19 ni pamoja na:
(i)                Mradi wa kufua Umeme Unaotokana na Nguvu ya Maji katika Mto Rufiji MW 2,100: kuendelea na ujenzi wa miundombinu wezeshi ya kuwezesha Mkandarasi kuanza kazi kwa wakati. Kazi zilizotekelezwa ni: ujenzi wa Njia ya Umeme wa Msongo wa kV 33 kutoka Msamvu  hadi eneo la mradi ambapo sehemu za Msamvu – Pangawe (km 14) na Dakawa – Mpakani mwa Pori la Akiba Selous (km 8.5) zimekamilika kwa asimilia 100 na kukamilika kwa asimilia 100 ya ujenzi wa Kituo cha Kupozea Umeme Pangawe; kukamilika kwa asilimia 100 kwa kazi ya kufikisha maji kwenye kambi za ujenzi, na kuendelea na kazi ya kufikisha maji Stesheni ya Reli ya TAZARA ya Fuga; kukamilika kwa asilimia 55 kwa kazi ya ukarabati na ujenzi wa nyumba zilizokuwa kambi ya RUBADA na kuendelea na uthamini wa mali zisizohamishika; kukamilika kwa asilimia 60 ya ujenzi wa barabara ya Ubena Zomozi – Mvuha – Kisaki – Mtemere Junction (km 178.39) na kukamilika kwa asilimia 60 ya ujenzi wa barabara ya Kibiti - Mloka – Mtemere – Matambwe Junction – Mto Rufiji (km 210); na kukamilika kwa mifumo ya mawasiliano mbadala kwenye eneo la mradi. Aidha, upembuzi yakinifu wa awali wa ujenzi wa njia za kusafirisha umeme (Rufiji hadi Chalinze) umekamilika.

(ii)             Ujenzi wa Reli ya Kati kwa Kiwango cha Standard Gauge: kwa kipande cha Dar es Salaam – Morogoro (km 300) ujenzi wa reli umeanza na umefikia asilimia 24. Kazi zinazoendelea kwa sasa ni pamoja na ujenzi wa njia, madaraja, utengenezaji wa mataruma na ujenzi wa miundombinu ya umeme. Aidha, kazi ya kutandika kilometa 60 za reli imeanza.

Kuhusu kipande cha Morogoro – Makutupora (km 422) hatua iliyofikiwa ni: kukamilika kwa kazi ya kutafuta mwelekeo wa njia; na kuendelea kufanya uthamini wa ardhi pamoja na mali. Aidha, Serikali inaendelea na taratibu za kutafuta fedha kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa sehemu zilizosalia za Makutupora – Tabora (km 295), Tabora – Isaka (km 133), Isaka – Mwanza (km 250), Tabora – Uvinza – Kigoma, na Kaliua – Mpanda – Karema na Isaka – Rusumo (km 371). 
(iii)           Kuboresha Shirika la Ndege Tanzania: kununuliwa kwa ndege moja aina ya Bombadier Q 400 na moja aina ya Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner; kukamilika kwa sehemu ya malipo ya ununuzi wa ndege 2 aina ya A220-300 ambazo zinatarajiwa kuwasili Novemba, 2018 na Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner moja inayotarajiwa kuwasili mwaka 2020. Aidha, shughuli zinazoendelea ni pamoja na: ukarabati wa jengo la ofisi za Shirika la Ndege Tanzania (ATCL); utafutaji wa masoko ikiwa ni pamoja na kuanzishwa kwa ofisi katika maeneo ya kimataifa ikujumuisha Bombay, Bujumbura, Guangzhou na Entebbe; na kuboresha miundombinu ya TEHAMA ikiwa ni pamoja na mtandao wa mawasiliano ya simu. Aidha, ATCL imeanza kutoa huduma za usafiri kwa miji ya Bujumbura - Burundi na Entebbe – Uganda kuanzia Agosti 2018.

(iv)           Bomba la Mafuta Ghafi kutoka Hoima (Uganda) hadi Tanga: kukamilika kwa upembuzi yakinifu na usanifu wa mradi; kukamilika kwa tathmini za kijiolojia katika eneo la Chongoleani yatakapojengwa matenki na gati la kupakia mafuta; kuridhiwa kwa mkataba wa makubaliano kati ya Serikali ya Tanzania na Uganda; na kuendelea na majadiliano ya mkataba wa ubia.

(v)             Mradi wa Kuchakata na Kusindika Gesi Asilia – Lindi: kuendelea na majadiliano ya mikataba kati ya Serikali na Wawekezaji wa Mradi wakiongozwa na Kampuni ya Shell - Tanzania na Statoil; kuendelea kuandaa mpango wa kuendeleza vitalu vya baharini; kuandaa mpango wa kushirikiana na wadau (stakeholders engagement plan) wa eneo la mradi; na kuendelea na mchakato wa kumpata Mshauri Mwelekezi (Transaction Advisor).

(vi)           Makaa ya Mawe (Mchuchuma) na Chuma (Liganga): kukamilika kwa taarifa ya awali ya Timu ya Majadiliano iliyopewa jukumu la kuchambua vivutio vilivyoombwa na Mwekezaji pamoja na kuainisha maeneo ya mikataba ya mradi yanayokinzana na sheria na kutoa mapendekezo ya hatua za kuchukuliwa na Serikali. Aidha, Timu ya Majadiliano ya Serikali inaendelea kufanya uchambuzi wa kina kuhakikisha kuwa uwekezaji huo unakuwa na maslahi kwa Taifa.

(vii)        Uendelezaji wa Kanda Maalum ya Uwekezaji Bagamoyo: kufuatia kukamilika kwa  makubaliano ya awali ya utekelezaji wa mradi, Timu ya Serikali ya Majadiliano inaendelea na  majadiliano ya kina ya mikataba kuhusu uendelezaji wa eneo hilo na wawekezaji. Aidha,  majadiliano hayo yamechukua muda mrefu kutokana na kuwepo kwa vipengele vyenye masharti magumu yasiyo na maslahi kwa Taifa.

(viii)      Miradi ya Umeme: utekelezaji wa miradi ya kufua umeme kwa kutumia vyanzo mbalimbali vya nishati vikiwemo maji na gesi unaendelea. Miradi hiyo ni pamoja na mradi wa kufua umeme unaotokana na nguvu ya maji Ruhudji MW 358 (Serikali inaendelea na majadiliano na wafadhili ili kuwezesha upatikanaji wa fedha za kutekeleza Mradi), Mradi wa kufua Umeme unaotokana na nguvu ya maji Malagarasi MW 45 (kuendelea na kudurusu upembuzi yakinifu wa mradi) na Mradi wa kufua Umeme unaotokana na nguvu ya maji Rusumo MW 80 (ujenzi umeanza);  miradi ya kufua umeme wa gesi Mtwara MW 300 (upembuzi yakinifu unaendelea) na mradi wa Somanga Fungu MW 330 (upo hatua ya ukamilishaji wa upembuzi yakinifu). Aidha, kuhusu usambazaji wa umeme vijijini, vijiji 557 vimeunganishiwa umeme kupitia Mradi wa Kusambaza Umeme Vijijini Awamu ya Tatu (REA Phase III). Vile vile, mradi umewezesha taasisi 903, shule 1,983 maeneo ya biashara 1,743 na maabara za tiba 19 kuunganishwa umeme.

(ix)           Miradi ya Viwanda: (a) kuimarisha Kituo cha Zana za Kilimo na Teknolojia Vijijini (CAMARTEC) kwa kutengeneza mashine 64 zikiwemo za kupandia mbegu za pamba, kusaga karanga, kukausha mbogamboga na kukata majani; ujenzi wa mitambo 55 ya biogas; kubuni teknolojia mpya kwa ajili ya kuongeza uzalishaji na ubora wa bidhaa na kukamilika kwa tafiti tatu zinazohusiana na matumizi ya nishati mbadala ya biogas(b) kuendeleza mradi wa Magadi Soda – Bonde la Engaruka - Arusha kwa kukamilisha upimaji wa ardhi  na uthamini wa mali za wananchi  ili kujua kiasi cha fidia kitakachohitajika; (c) kuimarisha mradi wa Kuunganisha Matrekta TAMCO - Kibaha ikijumuisha kuagizwa kwa vipande (Semi Knocked Down - SKD) kwa ajili ya kuunganishwa ili kupata matrekta 727; na kuunganisha matreka 420, majembe 95 na haro (harrow) 195; na (d) kuimarisha Shirika la Uhandisi na Usanifu Mitambo (TEMDO) kwa kubuni mashine ya kutengeneza tofali zinazozuia upotevu wa joto, mtambo wa kusindika na kusafisha mafuta ya kula, mtambo wa kuzalisha umeme kutokana na nguvu ya maji na usimikaji wa mitambo wa kuzalisha umeme (kW 20) kutokana na nguvu za upepo na jua katika Kituo cha Olduvai Gorge – Ngorongoro.

(x)              Ujenzi wa Barabara za Juu (Flyovers) jijini Dar es Salaam: ujenzi wa Mfugale Flyover (TAZARA) umekamilika na kuanza kutumika. Vile vile, ujenzi wa Interchange ya Ubungo unaendelea.

(xi)           Ujenzi wa Meli katika Maziwa Makuu: (a) kukamilika kwa ujenzi wa matishari mawili; na kufikia hatua za mwisho za ujenzi wa meli moja yenye uwezo wa kubeba abiria 200 na mizigo tani 200 katika ziwa Nyasa unaotarajiwa kukamilika Desemba 2018 (b) kusainiwa kwa mkataba wa ujenzi wa meli mpya katika ziwa Victoria yenye uwezo wa kubeba abiria 1,200 na tani 400 za mizigo ambapo mkandarasi yupo katika hatua za awali za kuanza ujenzi; na mkataba wa ujenzi wa chelezo kwa ajili ya kujengea meli umesainiwa; na (c) kufikia hatua za mwisho za kusaini mkataba wa ujenzi wa meli mpya yenye uwezo wa kubeba abiria 600 na tani 400 za mizigo katika ziwa Tanganyika.

(xii)         Viwanja vya Ndege: ujenzi wa jengo la tatu la abiria (Terminal III) la Kiwanja cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyerere (Dar es Salaam) umefikia asilimia 78. Aidha, ujenzi na ukarabati wa Kiwanja cha Kilimanjaro umekamilika na Kiwanja cha Mwanza umefikia asilimia 70.

(xiii)      Ujenzi wa Barabara na Madaraja Makubwa: Hadi Juni 2018, mtandao wa barabara za lami nchini ulifikia kilomita 8,298.12 kwa barabara kuu na kilomita 1,687 kwa barabara za mikoa. Aidha, madaraja makubwa yanayoendelea kujengwa ni pamoja na daraja la Mara (Mara) ambapo utekelezaji umefikia asilimia 81.3, Sibiti (Singida) asilimia 79.8, Lukuledi (Lindi) asilimia 70, Ruhuhu (Ruvuma) asilimia 65, Mlalakuwa (Dar es Salaam) asilimia 64, Magara (Manyara) asilimia 9 na Momba (Songwe) asilimia 7.5. Aidha, kwa daraja la Selander (Dar es Salaam)  na Wami (Pwani), mikataba ya ujenzi imesainiwa.

(xiv)      Uendelezaji wa Bandari: katika bandari ya Dar es Salaam utekelezaji umefikia asilimia 35 ambapo, uwekaji nguzo za msingi katika gati Na. 1 umekamilika; na ujenzi wa sakafu ngumu chini ya maji katika gati la kupakua na kupakia magari (Roll on Roll off  - Ro-Ro) unaendelea. Aidha, katika bandari ya Tanga, ukarabati wa maegesho, sehemu ya kupakulia shehena na barabara kuelekea lango Na. 2 umefikia asilimia 76 na ujenzi wa gati la mita 300 katika bandari ya Mtwara umefikia asilimia 30.


20.             Mheshimiwa Spika, Maelezo ya kina kuhusu utekelezaji wa miradi ya maendeleo mwaka 2017/18 na robo ya kwanza ya mwaka 2018/19 yameainishwa katika kitabu cha Mapendekezo ya Mpango (Sura ya Tatu).

MAFANIKIO KWA KIPINDI CHA 2016/17 – 2018/19

21.             Mheshimiwa Spika, yapo mafanikio mengi yaliyopatikana katika kipindi cha miaka mitatu ya kwanza ya utawala wa Serikali ya awamu ya tano (2016/17 – 2018/19). Mafanikio hayo yanajumuisha yafuatayo:
    (i)            Ukuaji wa Uchumi: kuendelea kuimarika kwa uchumi wa Taifa, ambapo uchumi ulikua kwa wastani wa asilimia 7.1 mwaka 2017 kutoka ukuaji wa asilimia 7.0 mwaka 2016 na mfumuko wa bei kuendelea kupungua na kuwa katika wastani wa kiwango cha tarakimu moja, chini ya asilimia 5.0.


 (ii)            Mapato ya Kodi na Yasiyo ya Kodi: mapato ya kodi yaliongezeka kutoka Shilingi bilioni 12,434 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 15,191 mwaka 2017/18 na mapato yasiyo ya kodi yaliongezeka pia kutoka Shilingi bilioni 1,188 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 2,212.4 mwaka 2017/18. Aidha, ongezeko la mapato yasiyo ya kodi lilitokana na kuimarika kwa ufuatiliaji na matumizi ya mifumo ya kielektroniki katika ukusanyaji wa mapato hususan Wizara ya Madini (kutoka Shilingi bilioni 207.9 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 301.2 mwaka 2017/18), Ofisi ya Msajili wa Hazina (kutoka Shilingi bilioni 243.4 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 803.5 mwaka 2017/18), Wizara ya Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi (kutoka Shilingi bilioni 73.3 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 92.2 mwaka 2017/18) na Idara ya Uhamiaji (kutoka Shilingi bilioni 115.3 mwaka 2015/16 hadi Shilingi bilioni 159.3 mwaka 2017/18).

(iii)            Ulipaji wa Madai: Serikali ililipa jumla ya Shilingi bilioni 2,288.9 za madai yaliyohakikiwa ya wakandarasi, watoa huduma, wazabuni, watumishi wa umma na madai mengineyo. Kati ya kiasi hicho, Shilingi bilioni 1,611.0 zililipwa kwa wakandarasi, shilingi bilioni 144.6 kwa watoa huduma, shilingi bilioni 218.3 kwa wazabuni, Shilingi bilioni 285.9 kwa watumishi wa umma na Shilingi bilioni 29.1 kwa madai mengineyo.

(iv)            Barabara: mtandao wa barabara kuu za lami uliongezeka kutoka kilomita 7,646 Juni 2016 hadi kilomita 8,298.12 Juni 2018 na mtandao wa barabara za mikoa nao uliongezeka kutoka kilomita 1,398 hadi kilomita 1,687 kwa kipindi hicho. Aidha, ujenzi wa Barabara ya juu ya Mfugale Flyover (TAZARA) ulikamilika na kuanza kutumika na ujenzi wa Interchange ya Ubungo unaendelea.


 (v)            Reli: ujenzi wa reli ya kati kwa kiwango cha Standard Gauge umeanza, ambapo kwa awamu ya kwanza ya Dar es Salaam – Morogoro (km 300) ujenzi umefikia asilimia 24. Maandalizi ya ujenzi kwa sehemu ya Morogoro – Makutupora (km 422) nayo yameanza. Faida zitakazotokana na kukamilika kwa reli hii ni pamoja na: kupungua kwa muda wa kusafirisha abiria na mizigo; kuongezeka kwa kiwango cha usafirishaji wa abiria na mizigo; kuongezeka kwa mapato ya Serikali; kuongezeka kwa fursa za ajira; na kupanuka kwa biashara katika vijiji na miji inayopitiwa na reli hiyo.  Vile vile, Serikali imeendelea kuboresha reli ya kati inayotumika sasa ambapo mafanikio yaliyopatikana  ni pamoja na kuwezesha usafirishaji wa mizigo kutoka bandari ya Mwanza (Mwanza South Port) kwenda Bandari ya Port Bell – Uganda ambapo katika mwak
          Kenyadda – Different @Kennj4sho      Cache   Translate Page      

“Different” is the 3rd and final single from Kenyadda’s project, “HOMAGE”. The song features vocals

The post Kenyadda – Different @Kennj4sho appeared first on East Coast Digital Radio.


          SARAPAN DI WARUNG NASI LEMAK MB      Cache   Translate Page      

Assalamualaikum...

CERITA pagi ini,  Sk dan Encik Rizar bersarapan di Warung Nasi Lemak MB selepas menghantar Iman ke kelas tambahan. 

Ya,  cuti deepavali pun cikgu berkorban masa mengajar,  mula Sk terkejut juga kesianlah kepada pelajar India,  rupanya subjek hari ini ialah pendidikan Islam.  


Pinggan ER
Tak sah ke sini kalau tak pekena Nasi Lemak dengan Sambal Sotong Kembang.


Sk pulak masih setia dengan Lontong Kering berlaukkan Sambal Sotong Kembang dan Paru Goreng.  Jumlah hangus pagi ni RM13.50 sahaja.  Sangat berpatutan kan,  yang penting gendang gendut tali kecapi,  kenyang perut suka hati.  Paling suka hati takyah masak, takyah kemas,  takyah membasuh,  kui kui. 

Selamat Bercuti! 

          Usir Penumpang karena Tak Bantu Pria Difabel Naik Bus, Aksi Sopir Dipuji      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Alih-alih dikecam, sikap seorang sopir bus umum di Paris yang mengusir seluruh penumpang justru menuai pujian. Kok bisa? Ternyata sopir itu memiliki alasan kuat di balik sikapnya tersebut.

Melansir dari Asia One, insiden tersebut terjadi pada 18 Oktober 2018 di Clichy, kawasan sub-urban di barat laut Paris. Kisah sopir yang mengusir penumpang itu viral setelah seorang pria difabel, Francois Le Berre, mengunggahnya di Twitter.

Francois mengisahkan pada tanggal tersebut ia sedang menunggu bus bersama orang-orang lainnya. Ketika bus datang, penumpang pun segera masuk ke bus. Tak satu orang pun peduli pada Francois yang kesulitan masuk bus karena menggunakan kursi roda.

Melihat Francois kesulitan tapi diabaikan, sopir yang tak diketahui namanya itu mengusir seluruh penumpang. Ia melarang naik ke dalam bus kecuali Francois.

"Karena tidak ada yang bergerak, sang sopir berdiri dan berkata, 'Bus ini tidak melayani kalian. Semua turun!' Lalu dia mendatangi saya dan berkata, 'Anda bisa naik dan yang lain, silakan naik bus berikutnya'"

 

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Selanjutnya

(Foto: Lolwot) Ilustrasi kursi bus#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Demikian penuturan Francois di akun Twitter-nya. Tindakan tersebut sekilas merugikan penumpang, namun jauh lebih banyak yang menganggapnya heroik. Netizen memuji tindakan berani yang dilakukan si sopir.

Sayang, Francois tak sempat menanyakan identitas sopir tersebut. Di sisi lain, operator sistem angkutan umum di Paris, Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), segera mengidentifikasi sopir bus yang diceritakan dalam cuitan tersebut.

Pada 1 November 2018, RATP mengunggah cuitan ingin memberikan penghargaan pada sopir yang membantu Francois. RATP juga menegaskan tak akan menjatuhkan sanksi pada sang sopir karena telah mengusir penumpang lain karena tindakan sopir itu juga berkaitan dengan kenyamanan penumpang.

Reporter: Ahmad Baiquni

Sumber: Dream.co.id


          Durian dan 6 Makanan Lain yang Tak Disarankan Masuk Pesawat      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Mengutamakan keselamatan dan kenyamanan penumpang, Anda tentu sudah sangat sadar kalau perjalanan udara memiliki segudang aturan yang harus ditaati, termasuk soal membawa makanan ke pesawat terbang.

Terpecah dalam beberapa kategori, terdapat makanan-makanan tertentu yang sebaiknya tak Anda bawa. Satu kategori yang paling lumrah adalah makanan dengan bau menyengat seperti durian.

Bukan berarti tak boleh sama sekali. Beberapa maskapai ada yang memperbolehkan dengan syarat durian tak mengeluarkan bau menyengat. Di samping durian, nangka juga dilarang dibawa oleh salah satu maskapai. Selain itu, masih ada beberapa kategori makanan lain yang sebaiknya tak dibawa ke pesawat terbang seperti dikutip dari berbagai sumber, Rabu (7/11/2018).

Makanan bertekstur basah dan lengket

Makanan jenis ini dilarang dibawa agar perjalanan aman dari adegan tumpah. Situasi itu akan sangat merepotkan jika terjadi turbulensi, juga saat akan lepas landas dan mendarat, mengingat getaran di pesawat bisa jadi sangat hebat.

Makanan kaleng

Masih dalam upaya menghindari tumpah, makanan kaleng yang beberapa di antaranya ada liquid, seperti sarden juga dilarang dibawa ke pesawat terbang. Tapi, ada sejumlah maskapai yang memperbolehkan dengan syarat lulus ketentuan pengemasan standar tertentu.

 

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Makanan yang Tak Boleh Dibawa ke Pesawat Terbang

Ilustrasi pesawat terbang. (dok. pexels.com/Asnida Riani)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Makanan beku

Makanan beku juga dilarang dibawa, lantaran biasanya memerlukan es atau suhu tertentu untuk membuatnya tetap beku. Dengan suhu udara yang sangat mungkin berubah, makanan ini nantinya malah cair dan merepotkan selama penerbangan.

Cupcakes in a jar

Camilan satu ini dilarang dibawa ke pesawat terbang karena dianggap masuk dalam ketegori liquid atau gel. Dengan ukuran yang melebihi batas ketentuan liquid, makanan ini dilarang dibawa ke kabin selama penerbangan.

Makanan yang merepotkan

Membawa makanan yang merepotkan hingga butuh banyak peralatan ketika menyantapnya, bukanlah ide bagus. Sushi, misalnya. Anda perlu menyelupkannya ke saus sebelum dimakan. Nah, saus yang biasanya berupa kecap asin ini juga sangat rentan tumpah.

Selai dan jelly

Masuk kategori liquid. Walau sudah dalam kemasan, belum tentu selai dan jelly tak tumpah ketika dibawa ke pesawat terbang. Kalau tetap ingin membawanya, Anda bisa memasukkan makanan ini ke bagasi dengan dibungkus kantong plastik.

 

 


          Wuling Formo, Jagoan Baru di Kendaraan Komersial      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Wuling Motors Indonesia kembali menambah line up terbarunya dengan meluncurkan Wuling Formo di ITC Cempaka Mas, Jakarta, Rabu (7/11/2018). Sekilas mobil yang satu ini mirip dengan Wuling Confero, akan tetapi pabrikan asal Cina tersebut menghadirkan tampang dan pilihan yang berbeda.

Bagaimana tidak, Wuling Formo ini hadir dengan model passenger atau minibus dan juga komersial atau blind van yang cocok untuk usaha.

Menurut Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing of Wuling Motors Cindy Cai, Wuling Formo dirancang untuk memberikan kenyamanan yang dapat mendukung usaha konsumen.

"Perekonomian Indonesia terus bertumbuh seiring dengan tambahnya peluang usaha. Kami optimistis Wuling Formo dapat memberikan kontribusi untuk membentuk masa depan yang lebih baik bagi pelaku usaha kecil dan menengah," ungkap Cai saat peluncurannya.

Meski kendaraan komersial namun untuk urusan  fitur dan teknologi tak kalah canggih dari mobil pada umumnya. Bahkan fitur-fitur mobil ini lebih lengkap dari kendaraan komersial sekelasnya. Soal harga, Wuling Formo blind van dibanderol Rp 135,8 juta dan Formo minibus dilepas dengan harga Rp136,8 juta. Keduanya dijual dengan status on the road Jakarta.

Mau tau kelebihan produk terbaru Wuling Formo, tunggu tautan Liputan6.com selanjutnya.

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Mobil Baru Wuling Lebih Murah dari Confero?

Wuling Motors dikabarkan siap menambah lini produknya di pasar Indonesia. Mobil komersial Formo 1.2 Blind Van disebut-sebut sebagai model anyar tersebut.

Mobil berbasis Wuling Confero ini memiliki panjang 4.530 mm, lebar 1.691 mm, dan tinggi 1.730 mm. Jarak sumbunya sepanjang 2.720 mm dengan roda depan memiliki jarak pijak 1.430 mm dan jarak pijak roda belakang 1.450 mm.

Secara eksterior, bagian depan Formo memang memiliki tampang Confero tipe standar. Lampu depan Formo menggunakan lampu yang sama, multireflector biasa. Grilnya sederhana dengan kisi-kisi berbalut warna hitam di sekitar logo merah.

Hanya saja yang membedakan Formo dan Confero adalah velg kaleng hitam. Formo juga tak terlihat memiliki side skirt serta gagang pintu yang terbuat dari plastik.

Formo menggunakan mesin 1.2L yang juga dipakai oleh hatchback Baojun 310. Meski banyak meminjam komponen yang dipunya Confero, Formo disebut akan memiliki harga di bawah Confero.

 

Wuling Formo 1.2 akan memiliki harga lebih murah Rp 5 juta hingga Rp 10 juta dari Confero.

Jika mengacu harga pada website resmi Wuling Indonesia, Confero dibanderol mulai Rp 141 jutaan. Dengan demikian, harga Formo juga berkisar Rp 130 jutaan.

Dengan membawa masuk Formo ke Indonesia, sepertinya Wuling semakin menegaskan eksistensinya bersaing di pasar otomotif Indonesia dengan memperluas segmentasi pasarnya.

Sumber: Otosia.com

 

          Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Win, Become First Muslim Women Elected To US Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

Democrats Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota both won their races for House seats on Tuesday, becoming the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress.

Omar will fill the seat of Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who was the first Muslim person elected to the body and left his seat to run for state attorney general.

After both facing crowded primary races, the progressive candidates were all but guaranteed to win in the general election, with Tlaib facing no Republican challengers in Michigan’s 13th District, and Omar the favorite to prevail in Minnesota’s solidly Democratic 5th District.

Tlaib, 42, and Omar, 37, were part of a record number of Muslim candidates who ran in 2018, and anunprecedented number of women ― specifically women of color ― who were nominated.

“I stand here before you tonight as your congresswoman-elect with many firsts behind my name,” Omar said in her victory speech, to loud cheers and applause. “The first woman of color to represent our state in Congress, the first woman to wear a hijab, the first refugee ever elected to Congress and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.”

“Here in Minnesota we don’t only welcome immigrants,” she added, “we send them to Washington.”

Tlaib and Omar are also part ofa wave of progressive Democrats headed to Congress, seeking to push the party establishment further left and supporting policies like Medicare for All and a $15 minimum wage.

They join other women of color who made history on Tuesday ― and who together will shake up the makeup of the overwhelmingly white and male halls of Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts the first black congresswoman in her state.  

“Alexandria, Ilhan, Ayanna. I love these names!” Tlaib said at a September summit celebrating women of color in politics. “Yes, you’re going to have to learn how to say our names.”

Ilhan Omar.Rashida Tlaib.

Tlaib also became the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress on Tuesday. The Detroit-born mother of two first made history in 2008 as the first Muslim woman in the Michigan legislature.

“I’m going to be a voice for them,” the 42-year-old daughter of Palestinian immigrants told HuffPost in August, speaking of Palestinians. “I look forward to being able to humanize so many of them that have felt ‘less than’ for so long.”

Omar ― who was born in Somalia and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the U.S. at age 12 ― became the first Somali-American elected to Congress Tuesday. She previously made history when she was elected to the Minnesota House in 2016, becoming the nation’s first Somali-American legislator.

“I hope my candidacy would allow people to have the boldness to encourage people who don’t fit into [a] particular demographic to seek office,” the mother of threetold HuffPost that year.


          Update: Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis (Lifestyle)      Cache   Translate Page      

Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis 6.58.17


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Lifestyle
Price: Free, Version: 6.58.11 -> 6.58.17 (iTunes)

Description:

Relax & Sleep Well is a professional hypnosis and meditation app by Glenn Harrold, an acclaimed hypnotherapist of over 20 years. The app features 4 free hypnotherapy and meditation recordings and over 80 in-app purchase options covering insomnia, stress, anxiety, mindfulness, sleep, weight-loss, confidence, self-esteem, the solfeggio frequencies, binaural beats, spiritual healing, phobias, addictions and much more. All recordings are high quality pro studio productions.

Relax & Sleep Well also includes a playlist feature, a manage storage feature to control the size of the app, a breathe feature, and an easy to navigate interface with detailed descriptions for each title. All support issues are replied to within 24 hours.

Relax & Sleep Well is now helping well over 3 million people to sleep well every night!

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The free tracks include Relax & Sleep Well, which is a full 29-minute hypnotherapy session that will take you on a relaxing journey into the deepest levels of self-hypnosis. The subtle soundscapes supporting Glenn’s calming voice will help you connect with a profound feeling of relaxation and mindfulness. It will also help you to alleviate stress and anxiety, overcome insomnia and encourage healthy sleep patterns.

The next free track is a 30-minute lite version of the stunning 639 Hz Solfeggio Sonic Meditation, which is based upon the ancient Solfeggio musical scale. When you experience this powerful healing meditation it will give you an idea of what the full range of Solfeggio Meditation titles sound like. Overcome insomnia stress and sleep well with this dreamy, relaxing meditation recording.

The latest free track is a lite version of the Mindfulness Meditation for Releasing Anxiety. This 25 minute meditation will put you in a very present state and help you to feel mindful.
This app also includes Glenn's free guide to self-hypnosis eBook, which is an in depth guide showing you how to use self-hypnosis to help you in many areas of your life.

A typical Glenn Harrold hypnosis and meditation recording features subtle background sound effects, which have been recorded in specific keys and frequencies to help guide you into a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.

All of Glenn's Hypnosis and Meditation Recordings Feature:

* The very latest hypnotherapy, mindfulness and healing meditation techniques combined with state-of-the-art recording technology.

* Glenn's highly acclaimed hypnotic vocal techniques guiding you into a deeply relaxed state.

* Background sound effects recorded in specific musical keys and frequencies to compliment the hypnotic suggestions and deepen the relaxation effect.

* Stereo-echoed affirmations, which pan from ear-to-ear across the stereo range - a deeply relaxing and unique effect.

Glenn is one of the world's most successful hypnotherapists. His recordings have sold over 10 million and he is a published author of 7 self-help health books. Glenn has 20 years of hypnotherapy experience and has worked with many celebrity clients.

Relax & Sleep Well Free by Glenn Harrold was placed 1st in Healthline’s list of the Best Insomnia Apps in 2018! "Healthline’s editors carefully selected each winner based on quality and usability."

What's New

You are going to love this update! We have completely revamped the app and given it a makeover that Grand Designs would be proud of! On top of that we have added a number of new Binaural meditations and On The Go exercise affirmation sessions. Here are the new features:

- New Design
The app features a brand-new easy-to-use modern interface.

- Categories
We've added a sliding menu at the top of the Library and Store pages so you can quickly find a suitable session.

- Favourites
You can now mark any session as a favourite and keep them all together in their own area in the Library.

- Breathe
Take a deep breath and enjoy the new Breathe feature which can help you relax whenever you feel stressed or anxious.

- New Sessions
We've added 8 brand-new On The Go exercise affirmation sessions and 5 new Binaural hypnosis and meditation sessions.

- New Audio Player & Updated Playlist Feature
Featuring skip forward and skip back, loop and a selection of backgrounds which you can slide across to suit your mood!

- Updated Free Ultimate Guide To Self Hypnosis
Glenn's free guide to self hypnosis has been updated and is available to view in the Help section.

We have also fixed the early bugs in this new version.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the new features and new tracks in this update.

As always, if you run into any issues, let us know at sales@hypnosisaudio.com

Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis


          Hiểm họa toàn cầu từ nền chuyên chế kỹ thuật số của Trung Quốc      Cache   Translate Page      
Hoàng Trang – Thoibao.de biên dịch từ nhật báo Bưu điện Washington

Trung Quốc đã xây dựng hệ thống theo dõi các công dân của mình để quản lý mọi hoạt động của đời sống

Dù cuộc chiến thương mại giữa Mỹ – Trung chỉ tập trung vào các mặt hàng từ nông sản cho đến đồ gia dụng, thì Hoa Kỳ và các nước dân chủ khác cũng nên lo lắng về một loại hàng hóa xuất khẩu khác của Trung Quốc, đó là: nền chuyên chế/chủ nghĩa độc tài kỹ thuật số (digital authoritarianism).

Giới chức Bắc Kinh đang cung cấp công nghệ và các khóa huấn luyện cho các chính phủ trên khắp thế giới để họ có thể kiểm soát công dân nước họ. Trong khi các công ty Trung Quốc đang cạnh tranh với các tập đoàn quốc tế trong lĩnh vực quan trọng như trí tuệ nhân tạo và dịch vụ mạng 5G, thì quy tắc dân chủ, vốn đã thống trị mạng Internet toàn cầu bấy lâu, dường như đang dần thất thế. Khi đề cập đến vấn đề tự do Internet, rất nhiều chính phủ đã háo hức mua ngay các mô hình kiểm soát mà phía Trung Quốc đang rao bán.

Hàng ngũ lãnh đạo đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc cực kỳ hào hứng với ý định thay thế trật tự tự do quốc tế bằng nền độc tài chuyên chế của họ bằng kế hoạch mở rộng sang cả lĩnh vực kỹ thuật số.

Sáng kiến “Một vành đai, một con đường”, một nỗ lực đầy tham vọng nhằm đưa ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc lên toàn thế giới thông qua các khoản vay song phương và dự án xây dựng cơ sở hạ tầng, bao gồm cả sự tập trung chủ yếu vào lĩnh vực công nghệ thông tin. Theo bản điều tra “Freedom on the Net”, một bản đánh giá toàn cầu của Freedom House được công bố vào thứ Năm vừa qua, 38 trong số 65 quốc gia trong bản đánh giá đã bắt đầu sử dụng các trang thiết bị viễn thông được cung cấp bởi các công ty lớn của Trung Quốc như Huawei, ZTE hoặc các tập đoàn nhà nước như China Telecom. Hiện Huawei đang xây dựng mạng lưới WiFi công cộng lớn nhất Nam Mỹ tại Mexico, mạng di động 5G tại Bangladesh và dịch vụ 4.5G tại Campuchia cũng như đang tư vấn cho chính phủ Kenya về “kế hoạch vĩ đại” trong lĩnh vực công nghệ thông tin và truyền thông.

Khi các công ty này xây dựng “con đường tơ lụa kỹ thuật số” nối liền các nước chủ quản thông qua cáp quang, các chuyên gia đã cảnh báo rằng những trang thiết bị này có thể sẽ làm gia tăng sự giám sát của hệ thống tình báo của Trung Quốc. Vào tháng Một vừa qua, người ta phát hiện rằng mạng lưới IT do Trung Quốc xây dựng tại trụ sở của Liên minh châu Phi tại Ethiopia đã truyền dữ liệu mật đến Thượng Hải hằng ngày trong suốt 5 năm qua. Một số công ty Trung Quốc luôn tập trung vào xuất khẩu công nghệ giám sát. Tại 18 trong số 64 quốc gia được đánh giá bởi Freedom House – bao gồm cả Zimbabwe, Singapore một vài nước Á – Âu, các công ty như Yitu, CloudWalk and Hikvision đang kết hợp các tính năng trí tuệ nhân tạo và nhận diện khuôn mặt để tạo ra dự án “Thành phố Thông minh” (Smart Cities) và hệ thống giám sát cực kỳ tinh vi. Nó cho phép các chính phủ này có thể nhận diện và theo dõi từng hành động của mỗi công dân.

Những khu phố của người Uyghurs ở Tân Cương, Trung Quốc bị giám sát chặt chẽ và treo đầy cờ đỏ

Quân đội Trung Quốc luôn sẵn sàng đàn áp đẫm máu người Duy Ngô Nhĩ ở Tân Cương

Việc các chính quyền Trung Quốc liên tục khủng bố người Hồi giáo ở khu vực Tân Cương cho thấy một bức tranh cực kỳ u ám về tiềm năng của những công cụ này. Nhiều người dân đã bị theo dõi bằng drone, camera trên đường phố và các ứng dụng theo dõi bắt buộc cài đặt trên điện thoại của họ. Những người bị nghi là “không đáng tin cậy” có thể bị đưa vào các trại cải tạo bí mật ở Tân Cương.

Chính quyền Bắc Kinh không chỉ truyền bá công nghệ đàn áp đến các nước có chung tư tưởng như họ, mà còn mời các quan chức chính phủ và những người có ảnh hưởng về mặt truyền thông đến Trung Quốc để huấn luyện các cách kiểm soát người đối lập và thao túng dư luận trên mạng. Giới chức Trung Quốc đã tổ chức các khóa huấn luyện về quản lý thông tin và truyền thông cho các đại diện đến từ 36 trong số 65 quốc gia trong bản khảo sát của Freedom House. Trong chuyên đề kéo dài 2 tuần hồi năm ngoái, các quan chức được mời đến Trung Quốc đã tham quan trụ sở của một công ty có tham gia vào “hệ thống quản lý công luận dựa vào dữ liệu lớn (big data)”.

Các nước dân chủ cần hành động ngay lập tức để ngăn chặn sự bành trướng của công nghệ đen tối đến từ Trung Quốc. Các chính phủ nên áp đặt lệnh trừng phạt lên các công ty cung cấp công nghệ để phục vụ cho chính quyền Trung Quốc đàn áp ở những nơi như Tân Cương. Các nhà làm luật ở Hoa Kỳ nên tái thảo luận và thông qua Đạo luật Tự do Mạng Toàn cầu, cho phép ngoại trưởng xác định được các quốc gia hạn chế tự do Internet và cấm xuất khẩu đến những nước này các mặt hàng được sử dụng để kiểm soát kiểm duyệt, giám sát và đàn áp. Đạo luật này cũng yêu cầu các công ty công nghệ hoạt động trong lĩnh vực này phải báo cào hằng năm về những việc họ đang làm để bảo vệ nhân quyền và tự do thông tin.

Tuy nhiên, cách tốt nhất để các nước dân chủ ngăn chặn sự trỗi dậy của nền chuyên chế kỹ thuật số chính là chứng minh rằng họ có mô hình quản lý Internet tân tiến hơn. Chúng ta sẽ phải giải quyết vấn đề thao túng mạng xã hội và sử dụng dữ liệu sai mục đích mà vẫn tôn trọng nhân quyền và đảm bảo rằng mạng Internet luôn miễn phí và đảm bảo an toàn cho tất cả mọi người.

Các nhà hoạch định chính sách cần nỗ lực nghiêm túc hơn để bảo vệ cơ sở hạ tầng quan trọng và dữ liệu cá nhân của người dân khỏi việc bị chính phủ, các công ty và các loại tội phạm sử dụng sai mục đích. Các công ty công nghệ cũng nên hợp tác chặt chẽ hơn với các chuyên gia xã hội dân sự để tối đa hóa tính minh bạch và đảm bảo rằng nền tảng công nghệ của họ không bị lợi dụng để phát tán các thông tin xấu và sai sự thật. Cuộc bầu cử năm 2016 của Mỹ đã cho thấy việc quản lý mạng xã hội có trách nhiệm và nhiều quyền riêng tư hơn là rất cần thiết để ngăn chặn các hành động lợi dụng sự tự do trong xã hội và phá hoại nền dân chủ.

Chính quyền Bắc Kinh đang rất nỗ lực để trải rộng hệ thống này trên khắp thế giới. Nếu các nước dân chủ thất bại trong việc thúc đẩy các quy tắc và lợi ích với sự quyết tâm như nhau, thì nền chuyên chế kỹ thuật số sẽ trở thành hiểm họa thực cho tất cả chúng ta.

Luật An ninh mạng chuẩn bị đưa vào áp dụng tại Việt Nam sẽ chồng chéo lên Luật An toàn thông tin mạng

Hình ảnh người dân Việt Nam Biểu tình hôm 10.6.2018 phản đối Luật Đặc khu được chia sẻ rộng rãi trên mạng xã hội. Cùng thời điểm trên 800 tờ báo, kênh truyền hình nhà nước lại im lặng 

H.T. Nguồn bản gốc: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-global-threat-of-chinas-digital-authoritarianism/2018/11/01/46d6d99c-dd40-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.39016539acd8 Nguồn bản dịch: https://thoibao.de/hiem-hoa-toan-cau-tu-nen-chuyen-che-ky-thuat-cua-trung-quoc
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Kenya Moore Daly took to Instagram Sunday afternoon to announce that she had delivered her first child with husband, Marc Daly.   Kenya and Marc tied the knot in June 2017. Kenya then announced the two were expecting on the Season 10 Reunion of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Congratulations Kenya and Marc on baby Brooklyn!
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The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star gave birth to a baby girl, Brooklyn Doris Daly, early Sunday morning (Nov. 4) about three weeks earlier than her due date, and her husband, Marc Daly, was by her side the whole time.

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Congratulations are in order for former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore who gave birth this morning to a healthy baby girl.  Brooklyn Doris Daly was born 9:39 am via emergency C-section after Moore tested positive for Preeclampsia.  Baby Daly weighed a healthy 5lbs and 12 ounces and is resting comfortably.
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Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are working with the Rockefeller Center and other partners to evaluate post-harvest loss of mangoes in Kenya. The goal is to increase the supply of mangoes and ensure farmers in Kenya have a more secure income.


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The New York City marathon was held on Sunday, November 4, attracting more than 50,000 runners despite the chilly autumn weather. This video shows a glimpse of the runners along Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn. According to The New York Times the race passed through all five boroughs for 26.2 miles. Lelisa Desisa, from Ethiopia, won the men’s race with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 59 seconds, while Mary Keitany, from Kenya, won the women’s race at 2 hours, 22 minutes and 48 seconds. Credit: nymcsam via Storyful
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The national 7s rugby team is set to leave for Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday for the annual Safari 7s tournament. The Safari 7’s tournament, which has grown to be one of the most anticipated sporting events on the continent with more than 20 participating teams from Africa and abroad, will take place from 9-11 November. […]
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Esabienlen Ose kingsley, a popular anti-drug advocate and owner of a Benin, Edo State-based NGO that fights against drug abuse, has been arrested for drug trafficking in Italy, alongside his wife, Gertrude. The 33-year-old man, his 32-year-old wife and a Kenyan of 39 were arrested by the Carabinieri at their Vicofertile, Parma home, with 1.2kg […]


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"Hidangan Western Mexico - Texas"

Terdapat satu kedai makan atau restoran di Sijangkang, Telok panglima Garang yang berkonsepkan 'western food' iaitu makanan barat.


Review Roadhouse Restaurant Sijangkang
Review Roadhouse Restaurant Sijangkang
Tidak jauh sebenarnya dengan jarak sebuah lagi restoran berkonsepkan makanan barat seperti hidangan meatball dan pelbagai grill ini.


Tidaklah besar mana restoran ini namun tidakkah ia satu persaingan yang terlalu dekat dengan pesaingnya.

Restoran ini yakin untuk bersaing dengan pesaing makanan barat yang tidak begitu jauh jaraknya, mungkin boleh terbau masing-masing hidangan ketika dibakar, kerana konsep yang berlainan.

Konsep Makanan Texas - Mexico 

Restoran yang betul-betul dipisahkan oleh kaki lima jalan raya Klang - Banting ini meletakkan tema makanan 'Tex-Mex' dalam hidangan mereka. Tex-Mex, dua istilah sebenarnya, Texas dan Mexico.

Apabila menyebut makanan barat berasaskan Mexico atau kawasan sekitarnya pasti kita akan tergambar dengan sekilas laluan bayangan di minda dengan lauk dan sayur yang dibalut roti tortilla, atau mungkin nacho dan apalagi terbayangkan kepedasan keju jalapeno mereka.

Itu biasa. Memang konsep ini yang dilakukan oleh restoran ini. 

Roadhouse Restaurant Tex-Mex and Grill Sijangkang

Makanan Mexico bukanlah asing, sedangkan terdapat makanan Mexico pada hidangan di restoran makanan segera, tapi mengapa terdapat Texas, Amerika Syarikat ? Apakah sama dengan Texas Chicken yang merupakan juga restoran makanan  segera.

Apa Itu Hidangan Tex-Mex ?

Mexico dan Texas sebenarnya seperti Besut dengan Kelantan, berbeza geografinya namun sama dari segi budaya, percakapan (mungkin sedikit), apalagi masakan dan makanan mereka. Begitu juga Texas yang merupakan salah satu kawasan Mexico sebenarnya sebelum bersama USA.


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Hidangan Mexico lebih kepada kepedasan, keju pun sudah pedas kalau Mexico, lain dari norma selera masyarakat kulit putih yang mudah terasa pedas.

Lebih pedas sedikit, dan banyak tertumpu kepada makanan berasaskan madu dan keju. Itu adalah pandangan penulis mengenai masakan Tex-Mex ini.

Menu Tex-Mex Roadhouse Restaurant

Untuk lebih dekat mengenali hidangan Tex-Mex ala Roadhouse Restaurant Sijangkang ini pula, penulis memesan dua jenis makanan (untuk isteri sekali), menu berasaskan meatball dan satu lagi ayam panggang.

Untuk menu ayam panggang penulis mencuba ini namanya,

Chicken Grill Hawaian (Honey With Lemon)


Grilled Chicken Honey With lemon
Grilled Chicken Honey With Lemon
Hidangan ini dilengkapi dengan satu portion ayam yang dibakar. Dituang madu di atasnya.
Jejari kentang diletakkan bersama dengan semangkuk coleslaw.

Dari segi rasa ayam, mungkin ayam dibakar dengan api yang besar. Terdapat bahagian kulit yang hangus, agak merencatkan sedikit rasanya kerana terdapat rasa pahit dari terbakarnya kulit ayam.

Meletakkan madu mungkin mengurangkan sedikit kesilapan kecil ini, kesilapan yang menghadirkan rasa pahit sedikit. Madunya tidak begitu manis dan tidak begitu tawar, sedan-sedan sahaja.

Coleslaw, campuran sayuran biasa yang membezakan adalah kuah mayonisnya, rasa masam yang ada mungkin olahan sendiri. Itu rasa kali pertama penulis merasainya.

Sebagai penambah rasa disediakan sos yang seakan sos segera yang ada di pasaran. Namun, dapat dirasakan kelainanya seumpama diolah sendiri.
Mungkin sos 'signature' pemilik kedai.

Meatball Black Pepper Sauce


Meatball With Black Pepper Sauce
Meatball With Black Pepper Sauce
Sepuluh biji meatball bersaiz sederhana diletakkan mengelilingi satu skop mashed potato. Semua ini dimandikan dengan sos lada hitam bewarna coklat kehitaman.
Itu sahaja tiada selainnya yang dapat ditemui seperti fries atau sebarang tambahan penyeri.

Dihidangkan di atas pinggan bersaiz biasa dan boleh dilihat di mana-mana rumah. Cukup simple.

Apa pula rasanya. Tekstur bebola daging agak kenyal, tiada sebarang kelainan berbanding belian bebola daging yang disejukbeku sekitar pasaraya.

Dari segi kuahnya iaitu black pepper sauce. Penulis mencari kelainan dalam hidangan ini, namun agak gagal kerana penulis pernah menikmati yang lebih baik.

Kuahnya pekat, kepedasan lada hitam masih terasa seumpama baharu sahaja memamah lada hitam yang kecil itu.

Dari aspek tema Texas dan Mexico dalam hidangan ini, penulis gagal menemuinya.

Hiasan Luaran Dalaman Restoran

Mexico Flag Theme Table
Mexico Flag Theme Table
Dari segi hiasan dalam kedai, lebih kepada keadaan terbuka. Membolehkan pengunjung menikmati hiruk pikuk laluan Jalan Klang-Banting.

Fasiliti Kemudahan

Kurang bumbung melainkan ke arah belakang menghala ke dapur.

Restoran ini tidaklah sebesar restoran biasa. Mungkin mampu memuatkan dalam 15 orang dalam satu satu masa. Kedatangan yang ramai mungkin memerlukan tuan kedai menyediakan meja dan kerusi tambahan.

Pengcahayaan

Pengcahayaan yang agak malap dengan tipikal suasana romantik dengan lampu kuning malap.

Lebih banyak cahaya dari lampu jalan dan kenderaan lalu lalang sebenarnya.

Dengan tema semestinya Mexico, meja kayu yang diperbuat secara do it yourself di cat dengan warna bendera Mexico.

Cuma beberapa sahaja kelihatan meja dan kerusi ini yang lainnya, bangku dan meja yang agak panjang.

Ulasan Penulis

Makanan

Dari secara keseluruhan makananya, untuk harga yang ditawarkan agak kurang tepat rasionalnya.

Penulis pernah mencuba hidangan yang lebih sedap dengan harga berkenaan. Dengan ayam kulit terbakar, meatball yang kurang 'kaya' dengan rasa dagingnya.

Kuah lada hitam juga gagal untuk diberikan pujian, hanya terdapat rasa pedas lada hitam sahaja.

Dengan nilaian rasa sebegini mungkin harganya agak mahal.

Namun, boleh dipuji adalah olahan coleslaw dan sos merah yang disediakan. Cukup 'signature'nya untuk mereka datang lagi.
Lain dari rasa di tempat lain.

Hiasan pada makanan ? Perlu diperbaiki. kadang-kadang yang mahu makan diluar sebenarnya ingin melihat kelainan masakan yang boleh dibuat dirumah.

Persekitaran Restoran

Tidak pasti pemilik akan membuat renovasi lagi mungkin. Agak terhad sebenarnya untuk pelanggan duduk dan makan. Masih terdapat ruang kosong dihadapan kedai namun tiada sebarang meja dan kerusi dilihat.

Hiasan tema boleh dipuji, memang mengikut tema Tex-Mex, dengan cat warna Mexico itu sendiri dengan beberapa hiasan yang menarik.

Hmm, jika ditanya adakah penulis akan datang mencuba lagi, mungkin penulis akan jadikan 'last resort' jika betul-betul mengidam western food atau satu lagi restoran western food sekitar Sijangkang ini tutup.

Apa-apa pun lain orang lain citarasa, yang ingin mencuba boleh mencubanya sendiri.

Informasi Pengunjung

Lokasi Restoran

Terletak betul-betul berhampiran Jalan Klang-Banting. Arah Banting ke Klang. Jadikan Petronas dan Caltex sebagai tanda arah, restoran ini berada di tengah-tengah.

Roadhouse Restaurant Tex-Mex and Grill
Lot 1677 Sijangkang Luar,
Jalan Klang-Banting,
Telok Panglima Garang, 42500 
Selangor, Malaysia 



Harga Makanan

1. Chicken Grill Hawaian : RM12.90
2. Meatball : RM9.90

Lain - Lain Menu

Lamb from Australia (250g ) : RM19.90 free extra Mushroom Soup

Steak from Australia (180-200g) : RM23.00 - RM25.00 free extra Mushroom Soup

Chicken (Chop/Grill/ Bbq - Hawaian/Bullet ) : RM12.90

Pasta Carbonara with Chicken : RM12.90
Alio Olio Seafood : RM14.90 

Spaghetti Meatball : RM14.90  
Spaghetti Bolognese  : RM10.90

Burger (Crispy Chicken/Grill Chicken/fish- with Texas Cheese)
Fries & Sarsi Float : RM14.90 - RM15.90

Fish & Chips : RM12.90

Chicken Chop Fried Rice
/Seafood Fried Rice : RM10.90
Nasi Goreng Special


Waktu Operasi Restoran

Restoran di buka pada setiap hari kecuali selasa. Beroperasi pada jam 6 petang hingga 12 malam dan pesanan terakhir diterima pada dalm 11.30 malam

Anda fikir anda tahu Roadhouse Restaurant Tex-Mex & Grill Sijangkang ?

Anda fikir sekali lagi....

Assalamualaikum.



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  • Mapillary launches an open-source Software Development Kit

    Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that uses computer vision to improve maps for the likes of HERE, the World Bank, and automotive companies, launched an open-source Software Development Kit (SDK) to allow developers integrate the company’s image capture functionality into their own apps. The release makes it easier than ever for developers everywhere to incorporate a street-level capture component in their own apps with custom features, spearheading efforts to update maps and make them more detailed.

  • Open Source Machine Learning Tool Could Help Choose Cancer Drugs

    The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails?

    That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning to analyze RNA expression tied to information about patient outcomes with specific drugs, the open source tool could help clinicians chose the chemotherapy drug most likely to attack the disease in individual patients.

    In a study using RNA analysis data from 152 patient records, the system predicted the chemotherapy drug that had provided the best outcome 80 percent of the time. The researchers believe the system’s accuracy could further improve with inclusion of additional patient records along with information such as family history and demographics.

  • Open source the secret sauce in secure, affordable voting tech

    The fastest, most cost-effective way to secure direct-record electronic voting machines in the United States, according to cybersecurity experts, is to stop using them. Switch to paper ballots and apply risk-limiting audits to ensure that vote tallies are conducted properly. And over the long term, consider switching to the cheaper—and more advanced and secure—voting technology that cybersecurity expert Ben Adida is dedicating his next career move to developing.

    Adida’s new company, which he publicly announced at the Context Conversations event here Monday evening, which The Parallax co-sponsored, is the nonprofit VotingWorks. The company, which currently is hosted by another nonprofit Adida declined to name in a conversation after the event that eventually will become its own 501(c)3, has one goal: to build a secure, affordable, open-source voting machine for use in general, public elections.

  • The Incorporation of Open Source
  • ADAF – an Open Source Digital Standards Repository for Africa – Launches in Kenya

    Digital assets provide an easy and more secure way of doing business and Africa is quickly benefiting from these new economies of trade.

    With over 1 billion people and a combined GDP of over $3.4 trillion, Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world.

    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) which was signed by 44 African countries earlier this year is expected to boost intra-Africa trade tool by driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development across the African continent.

  • Infosys Launches Open Source DevOps Project

    Ravi Kumar, president and deputy COO for Infosys, said the global systems integrator has spent the last several years turning each element of its DevOps platform into a set of microservices based on containers that can now be deployed almost anywhere. That decision made it more practical for Infosys to then offer the up the entire DevOps framework it relies on to drive thousands of projects employing more than 200,000 developers as a single open source project, he said. That framework relies on an instance of the open source Jenkins continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) framework at its core.

  • Real World Data App: FDA Releases Open Source Code

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released computer code and a technical roadmap to allow researchers and app developers to use the agency’s newly created app that helps link real world data with electronic health data supporting clinical trials or registries.

    FDA said the app and patient data storage system can be reconfigured by organizations conducting clinical research and can be rebranded by researchers and developers who would like to customize and rebrand it.

    Among the features of the app is a secure data storage environment that supports auditing necessary for compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 and the Federal Information Security Management Act, so it can be used for trials under Investigational New Drug oversight.

  • Texas State should switch to open source textbooks
  • Big Boost For Open Access As Wellcome And Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Back EU's 'Plan S'

    Although a more subtle change, it's an important one. It establishes unequivocally that anyone, including companies, may build on research financed by Wellcome. In particular, it explicitly allows anyone to carry out text and data mining (TDM), and to use papers and their data for training machine-learning systems. That's particularly important in the light of the EU's stupid decision to prevent companies in Europe from carrying out either TDM or training machine-learning systems on material to which they do not have legal access to unless they pay an additional licensing fee to publishers. This pretty much guarantees that the EU will become a backwater for AI compared to the US and China, where no such obstacles are placed in the way of companies.

  • Jono Bacon: Video: 10 Avoidable Career Mistakes (and How to Conquer Them)
  • 10 avoidable career mistakes (and how to conquer them)

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Congrats!

Kandi Says She’s Having A Baby Via Surrogate

Kandi’s getting her wish to have another baby. As previously reported the RHOA star said she was hoping to conceive with her husband Todd Tucker but was having difficulty getting pregnant.


          TV Progamme for Nov 08      Cache   Translate Page      
Following is the TV programme, scheduled for tomorrow, as announced by Doordarshan Kendra here, subject to last minute changes.DD-I (Yadagiri) 0030 Hrs: Repeat of Kakatheeya Darshini0100 Hrs: Repeat of Aarogyadarshini0200 Hrs: Repeat of Navvu Navvinchu A Comedy Darbar0300 Hrs: Repeat of Mana Maata Mana Paata0400 Hrs: Classical Music0500 Hrs: Devotional Songs0600 Hrs: Prabhatha Darshini0630 Hrs: Yoga and Fitness0700 Hrs: News in Telugu0730 Hrs: Sankatamochana Jai Hanuman E.N.: 1480800 Hrs: Break Fast Show-Live0900 Hrs: Classical Music0930 Hrs: Anjuman1000 Hrs: Kakatheeya Darshini1030 Hrs: Tele School1100 Hrs: Repeat of Telugu Feature Film:1300 Hrs: Vaarthalu - News In Telugu1315 Hrs: Khabrein-News in Urdu1330 Hrs: Repeat of Telugu Feature Film Continues1400 Hrs: Jeevana Bandhalu Phone in live1500 Hrs: Cookery Prog.: Ruchi1530 Hrs: SFC Serial : Vivaha Bandam E.No.:1491600 Hrs: Navvu Navvinchu A Comedy Darbar1700 Hrs: Nyayasalahalu Phone in Live Prog.1730 Hrs: Commissioned Prog.1800 Hrs: Raithunestham1830 Hrs: Madhurageethalu1855 Hrs: Vaishnava Jan To Song Kenya Country 1900 Hrs: Vaarthalu - News In Telugu1915 Hrs: Khabrein - News In Urdu1930 Hrs: Repeat of Sankatamochana Jai Hanuman E.No.: 1492000 Hrs: Mana Maata Mana Paata2100 Hrs: Vaarthalu-News in Telugu2130 Hrs: Sports Round up2200 Hrs: Telugu Feature Film :UNI XC PSN0910
          Blues comfortable winners over the African Champions      Cache   Translate Page      
The Blues will contest the SportPesa with Kenyan side, Gor Mahia at Goodison Park this evening


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ED Confirms Oil, Gas Discovery
02 NOV, 2018 - 00:11
Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa yesterday officially announced the discovery of oil and gas in the greater Muzarabani area by Australian Stock Exchange-listed company Invictus Energy stretching over 200km.

The size of the land makes the discovery the largest undrilled gas deposits in Africa so far.

The announcement comes as exciting news for Zimbabweans who are experiencing fuel shortages.

Addressing journalists at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare yesterday, the President said if all goes according to plan, Zimbabwe would have its first oil exploration well by 2020.

“The Government of Zimbabwe has over the last few months worked with and facilitated Invictus Energy Limited which is quoted on the Australian Stock Exchange to undertake oil and gas exploration studies in Muzarabani,” said President Mnangagwa.

“Invictus is utilising data which was generated by Mobil Oil in the 1990s when extensive oil and gas geo-physical work was undertaken in the greater Muzarabani area. As part of its exploration studies, Invictus has engaged a number of worldwide professional companies with extensive experience in oil and gas.

“We have since been advised by Invictus that the findings are positive and point to oil and gas deposits in the area. Government of Zimbabwe will work very closely with Invictus to ensure that Invictus realises its plans to sink an exploration well by mid-2020. After the exploration well, the next stage will be commercial exploitation of the resource. In the interim, additional geo-physical work is ongoing to identity further exploration targets.

“Updates will be given as and when the planned exploration work results come in.

“The result, as communicated by Invictus, is an exciting development for our country. Invictus has committed itself to enter a production sharing agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe which will be applicable when the project proceeds to commercial production stage.”

Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando gave a detailed technical report relating to the project.

“Most of us recall that Mobil did extensive work in the 1990s and the work they did is stored in magnetic tapes which are in the custody of the Ministry of Mines. As outlined by His Excellency, the Government of Zimbabwe has over the last few months been working with Invictus for the re-interpretation of the work which was done by Mobil. Mobil did a lot of geo-physical work which includes aero-magnetic surveys in the greater Muzarabani area,” said Minister Chitando.

“It is important to highlight that Invictus has managed to progress much more than Mobil did for two reasons. Firstly, recent discoveries of oil and gas in Kenya and Uganda notably, which are of similar geological set-up, have increased the knowledge base of extraction of oil and gas. Secondly, more modern techniques have evolved over the last few years on analysing gas and oil prospects. The resource in Muzarabani consists of both gas and oil.”

Minister Chitando continued: “On exploitation the oil would be refined into fuel and generally to produce both diesel and gas. The gas can be used for one or more of the following, it can be piped to end users, or it can be used for power generation and for conversion into fuel. The Muzarabani target is about 200km which makes it the largest undrilled onshore resource in Africa. Apart from the geo-physical work carried out to date, the Muzarabani basin has never been drilled before. All work has been limited to geo-physical work.

“The next stage is to drill an exploration well at a cost of about US$20 million. The hole will be about 300 milli-metres in diameter and probably about four and half kilometres deep. The rig will have to be imported or maybe relocated from some countries in Africa who are doing similar projects. The actual drilling will not take long. It is estimated that within 60 days drilling will be achieved. However, most of the work is in pre-planning of the drilling and additional geo-physical.

“The exact location of the well will depend on the work done to date and work to be done over the next few months. The details of the resource will be made available in the public domain by early tomorrow morning. The resource estimates as outlined by the President have been confirmed by an international consultancy in the oil industry.”

          Social Media Strategist at Jokings Educare      Cache   Translate Page      
Jokings Educare - We are an International Education Consulting in partnership with foreign institutions and we assist students seeking to study abroad in ensuring that they are placed at the right Universities or Colleges abroad.We also offer career counselling and Visa support for students having the interest to obtain an international certification and experience.  We offer business events and training to professions as well as package activities in a country of their choice. We are Located in the UK and some part of Europe as well as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Social Media StrategistJob Ref: 112018Location: LagosJob BriefWe are looking for a qualified Social media strategist to join our team. You will develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy to increase our web traffic and our brand awareness.As a Social media strategist, you should have excellent multitasking skills to handle all of our social media accounts in a cohesive way. If you have a creative way of thinking and of presenting our brand through multiple social media channels, we would like to make you part of our team.Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our company web presence is aligned with our marketing strategies.ResponsibilitiesDesign social media strategies to achieve marketing targetsManage, create and publish original, high-quality contentAdminister all company social media accounts ensuring up-to-date contentLiaise with writers and designers to ensure content is informative and appealingCollaborate with Marketing and Product development teams to create social ‘buzz’ regarding new product launchesFacilitate client-company communication (respond to queries, get reviews and organize chats and Q&A sessions)Prepare weekly and monthly reports on web traffic and ROIMonitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimizationCommunicate with industry professionals via social media to create a strong networkTrain internal teams to integrate and maintain a cohesive social media strategyStay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices

Apply at https://ngcareers.com/job/2018-11/social-media-strategist-at-jokings-educare-268/


          Chief Executive Officer s Report November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Dear Members

With so much going on across the ALT community this autumn, there is much to update you on.

I’d like to start by highlighting the changes to our governance which Members approved on at the AGM in September and as part of which we are now working to establish the new ALT Assembly.

Monthly webinars are running between now and February and everyone is welcome to drop by and find out more about the Assembly and how to get involved. We are also communicating with all Member Groups and Special Interest Groups individually as well as the groups that lead on research in ALT, such as the journal’s Editorial Board and Conference Committees.

Chaired by our President, Prof Martin Weller, the first full meeting of the Assembly will take place on 20 February and during ALT’s next Annual Conference in September 2019.

It was great to see so many Members actively participating in this year’s AGM and you can find the minutes, the full annual report and highlights summarised on the AGM page. Alongside voting on important governance decisions, Members also celebrated Prof Linda Creanor, who received Honorary Life Membership of ALT, Martin Hawksey, who became the first recipient of the Chair’s Award and all Certified Members who achieved CMALT accreditation this year.

There are so many highlights from this year’s, our 25th, Annual Conference, that I encourage you to revisit photos, blog posts and resources shared on the conference platform.

Coming up before the end of the year is the Online Winter Conference, which has established itself over the past 5 years as an important highlight for all Members and which remains free to attend and open to all. Members are invited to submit proposals for webinars, tweet chats, edit-a-thons or wildcard sessions, experimenting with new technologies and platforms whilst showcasing their work in Learning Technology.

In the run up to December we also have a varied cpd programme of webinars, which recently featured three researchers, Caroline Kuhn, Dominic Kimani and John Traxler who discussed their perspectives on a workshop that took place in Kenya in June of this year, funded and supported by the British Council Researcher Links programme. The workshop focus was the exploration of innovative and appropriate social science methodologies to develop learning technology systems and support for rural African communities (read more).

And we are looking forward to the next Open Access special collection of articles on Mobile Mixed Reality Enhanced Learning being published later this year in ALT’s journal, following the very successful collection on playful learning published earlier this year. The collection is being edited by Dr Thomas Cochrane, Centre for Learning And Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Associate Professor Helen Farley, Digital Life Lab, University of Southern Queensland, Dr Vickel Narayan, Centre for Learning And Teaching, Auckland University of Technology and Dr Fiona Smart, Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Edinburgh Napier University.

Alongside new research the #altc blog has seen a surge in submissions this year and the Editorial Team have started to include podcasts and videos in the content of blog, making this popular publication channel even more engaging for Members and the wider community of its readers.

Elsewhere, I have represented ALT at the FELTAG – 5 years on Symposium, highlighting the work of our Members and contributing the insights we have gathered through the Annual Survey and the work on accreditation pathways for Learning Technology professionals with the CMALT framework and its mapping to the Blended Learning Essentials courses.

I’d like to close my report by welcoming all the new Members who have joined ALT in recent months and also say thank you to all who have renewed their Membership, updated their CMALT accreditation and otherwise actively engaged with the work of the Association.

Your input helps ensure that we are on a strong footing for the next 25th years of leading professionalisation in Learning Technology.

Thank you.

Maren Deepwell

 Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), @marendeepwell

If you enjoyed reading this article we invite you to join the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) as an individual member, and to encourage your own organisation to join ALT as an organisational or sponsoring member


          Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential      Cache   Translate Page      

Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa is Japan’s Ambassador to Kenya and Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential appeared first on Inter Press Service.


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James McCarthy made his first appearance for Everton's first team since last January in a friendly against Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia tonight.
          Kenya: Health Ministry - Triple Polio Doses Were Meant to Cover 'Loophole'      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] The Health ministry has cited precaution as the reason behind the recent multiple campaigns against polio, where children in 12 counties have received up to three doses in quick succession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
          Kenya: Immunise Children Against Polio, Save Lives      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] Since 2014, Kenya has been free of any wild poliovirus (WPV) circulation. Routine environmental surveillance by the Ministry of Health has, however, revealed traces of the polio virus Type Two in Eastleigh and Kamukunji in Nairobi County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
          Ini Dia Beberapa Kumpulan Kata-kata Galau Untuk Pacar Yang Sangat Menyentuh Hati      Cache   Translate Page      
Sebuah hubungan yang romantis dan harmonis itu merupakan hal yang paling didamba-dambakan oleh setiap pasangan kekasih diseluruh dunia. Akan tetapi, yang namanya sebuah hubungan asmara itu tidak akan selalu berjalan dengan manis. Ya, dalam menjalin sebuah hubungan asmara itu tentunya tidak akan luput dari berbagai permasalahan yang berujung dengan rasa galau. 
Ilustrasi. Photoright: DanaTentis-2743349 / www.pixabay.com
Nah, berbicara soal galau, berikut dibawah ini ada kumpulan kata-kata galau buat pacar yang sangat menyentuh hati:
  1. Seandainya aku tahu bahwa perpisahan ini akan terjadi, mungkin lebih baik aku tidak mengenalmu sejak dulu.
  2. Dulu kau yang bilang cinta kepadaku, dan dulu juga kau bilang akan selalu sayang kepadaku. Tapi pada kenyataannya, mengapa malah sekarang kaulah yang membuang diriku.
  3. Sayang, apakah kau tahu arti tentang cinta? Ya, arti tentang cinta itu telah tergambar semua pada rasa kasih sayang dan pengorbanan yang ku berikan kepadamu.
  4. Mungkin aku memang bukan yang terbaik untuk dirimu. Tapi perlu kamu ketahui, bahwa aku selalu memberikan yang terbaik untukmu. 
  5. Mengapa kau selalu membuat seolah-olah akulah yang selalu bersalah. Padahal, sebenarnya aku selalu mengalah padamu.
  6. Jika kamu mau marah, marahlah kepada diriku sepuasnya, asal jangan kaun salahkan rasa cintaku yang begitu dalam kepadamu.
  7. Pada dasarnya aku adalah orang yang tidak mudah untuk menjatuhkan air mata. Namun setelah mengenal dirimu, mengapa mudah sekali bagiku untuk menjatuhkan air mata ini.
  8. Saat kamu membutuhkan diriku, aku pasti akan selalu ada untukmu. Tapi saat aku sedang membutuhkanmu, mengapa kamu tak pernah ada untukku.
  9. Jika kita memang dipertemukan untuk saling mencintai, tapi mengapa kau selalu mengkhianati aku dibelakangku.
  10. Sadarkah engkau, apa yang telah kau lakukan kepadaku selama ini? Tahukah engkau, bahwa ini telah kau sakiti kau lukai?
Itulah beberapa kumpulan kata-kata galau untuk pacara yang sangat menyentuh hati. Dari sekumpulan kata-kata galau tersebut, kata-kata galau nomor berapakah yang menurutmu paling menyentuh hati?

          Bachmayer 5+2 db-os késkészlet állvánnyal - Jelenlegi ára: 7 290 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      

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Bachmayer 5+2 db-os késkészlet állvánnyal
Exkluzív 5 részes kerámiabevonatos késkészlet, speciális fenőacéllal, ollóval és design állvánnyal - az új ügyes és mutatós konyhai inasod!
Az ultraéles, hosszú élettartamú kerámiaötvözet bevonatú nemesacél pengékkel svájci precizitással apríthatod a hozzávalókat
A speciális, kerámiaötvözet bevonat tapadásmentes, tehát könnyebben vághatsz vele. További előnye a hagyományos késekhez képest, hogy ellenálló az ételsavakkal szemben, megőrzi az ételek friss zamatát, nem barnítja meg a zöldségeket és gyümölcsöket, továbbá egyszerűen tisztítható.
A készlet tartalma: 1 db szakács kés, 20 cm pengehosszal; 1 db kenyérvágó kés, 20 cm pengehosszal; 1 db húsbárd, 17 cm pengehosszal; 1 db konyha kés, 13 cm pengehosszal; 1 db hámozó kés, 9 cm pengehosszal.
+ Specális fenőacél - 19 cm
+ Konyhai olló - 8 cm vágóhossz
+ Design késtartó állvány
Tulajdonságok:
- Anyaga: rozsdamentes acél + kerámiaötvözet bevonat + műanyag nyél
- Borotvaéles penge
- Nem rozsdásodik
- Tapadásmentes
- Egyedülállóan hosszú élettartam
- Szinte mindent elvág, közben nem veszít éléből
- Dekoratív késtartó állvány
Eredeti ár: 12 990 Ft
Akciós ár:
7 290 Ft
Keresd Bonzobonzijevics további akcióit termékeink között!

Bachmayer 5+2 db-os késkészlet állvánnyal
Jelenlegi ára: 7 290 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-11-14 08:25
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          Lima buku Malaysia diterjemahkan ke bahasa Jepun dilancar      Cache   Translate Page      
PUTRAJAYA: Menteri Pendidikan Dr Maszlee Malik semalam melancarkan lima buku terbitan Malaysia yang diterjemahkan ke bahasa Jepun dalam satu majlis yang berlangsung di Kinokuniya Shinjuku, Tokyo. Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) dalam kenyataan semalam berkata judul buku-buku yang dilancarkan ialah Islamic Finance Fundamentals With Applications in Malaysia, The Basics of Islamic Finance With Applications in Malaysia, […]
          Kenya: Jambojet to Fly to Mogadishu and Bujumbura      Cache   Translate Page      
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has said local carrier Jambojet will start flying to Somali and Burundi as part of its plan to grow its regional presence. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Kenya: Everton Hit Gor in Historic Goodison Friendly      Cache   Translate Page      
[Capital FM] Liverpool -First half goals from Ademola Lookman and Kieran Dowell and a late second half double from Nathan Broadhead and Oumar Niasse saw hosts Everton FC thrash record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia 4-0 in a historic friendly match at the Goodison Park on Tuesday night. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Saya Bukan Pencuri Perompak Penyamun Najib      Cache   Translate Page      

SHAH ALAM Bekas Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menegaskan bahawa beliau bukan seorang pencuri perompak dan penyamun Kenyataan itu dibuatnya melalui perkongsian di Facebook Live sebentar tadi berkenaan dakwaan dan tohmahan mengen...
          Kenya: Kamworor Now Shifts Focus to Cross Country      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] In true sportsmanship, "man of all surfaces" Geoffrey Kamworor gracefully accepted defeat in Sunday's New York City Marathon, immediately shifting focus to one of his best terrains, the cross country.
          Akhirnya Doa Dalam Tagar Raisameetsutopo Terwujud Bahagianya Sutopo Bahagianya Warganet Juga      Cache   Translate Page      

Lagi lagi kekuatan media sosial tagar RaisaMeetSutopo jadi kenyataan Bahagianya Pak Sutopo
          Tutaambia nini watu: Kenyans react following Gor Mahia’s 4-0 loss to Everton      Cache   Translate Page      

Kenyan football fans have made their feelings known following KPL champions, Gor Mahia’s 4-0 loss to English giants Everton, on Tuesday night at Goodison park stadium. Video of the day: Raila Odinga’s pep talk for Gor Mahia will make your year! K’ogalo put up a spirited fight against a much changed Everton side and would […]

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          From woman eaters to slay queens: Hilarious memes that have excited Kenyans      Cache   Translate Page      

By now you must have come across memes of different brains on social media. The meme’s try to depict the stereotypes of what goes on in the brain of tribes, celebrities, socialites etc. While some people are amused, others have taken offence.    

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          JANGAN FITNAH NAJIB       Cache   Translate Page      






SOKONG
DATUK SERI NAJIB

BUKAN PENYAMUN

BUKAN PENCURI

JANGAN FITNAH

Saya bukan pencuri perompak penyamun’


SHAH ALAM - Datuk Seri Najib  menegaskan bahawa beliau bukan seorang pencuri, perompak dan penyamun.

Kenyataan itu dibuatnya melalui perkongsian di Facebook Live sebentar tadi berkenaan dakwaan dan tohmahan mengenai dana RM 2.6 bilion ke atas dirinya.

Najib berharap mudah-mudahan apabila sampai pada masanya kebenaran akan muncul dan segala tuduhan serta tohmahan ke atas dirinya akan lenyap.

"Tidak ada sesiapa yang tidak akan tersinggung apabila dilempar dengan pelbagai tohmahan seperti itu.


DATUK SRI NAJIB

WARAK 

PERGI MEKAH

BERI SALAM 

PADA KUBUR NABI

BUKAN SEMUA

ORANG DAPAT

BERI SALAM

DIREK PADA KUBUR

DATUK SERI

PEJUANG ISLAM

SEMBAHYANG

TAK TINGGAL

DI MEKAH

DATUK SERI

HANTUK KEPALA

PADA BATU ITAM

MULUT BERBUIH2

BACA SALAWAT

PUNDEK WARKAK

SIAPA FITNAH

INSAN SYUMUL?

INI MESTI DENGKI

CEMBURU 

KERANA TAK ADA

ISTERI

GEMOK MONTOK

HOTOK DEPOK

MACAM

DATIN ROSMAH

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          Earth's Smallest Ape Weighed 8 lbs., Lived 12.5 Million Years Ago      Cache   Translate Page      
The remains of the smallest ape ever known to walk the Earth may have been discovered in the hills of Kenya, scientists say.
          China promete abrir más su mercado ante las crecientes críticas      Cache   Translate Page      



Trump y Xi se verán cara a cara a finales de mes al margen de una cumbre internacional en Argentina, una cita que genera esperanzas de una relajación de las tensiones comerciales.


SHANGHAI. El presidente Xi Jinping volvió a prometer este lunes una mayor apertura del mercado chino a las importaciones, un reproche velado a los Estados Unidos de Donald Trump y a quienes acusan a Pekín de no cumplir sus promesas de reformas.
Ante un auditorio de dirigentes mundiales reunidos en la primera Exposición Internacional de Importaciones, celebrada en Shanghái, el presidente chino aseguró que su país “aumentará sus esfuerzos” para abrir su mercado e incrementar sus compras al extranjero, pero no anunció grandes medidas concretas.
“Fomentaremos un entorno comercial de clase mundial”, prometió el dirigente de la segunda economía del mundo, que celebra este año el 40º aniversario del lanzamiento de la era de reformas y de apertura.
“Las puertas de China no volverán a cerrarse nunca, se abrirán más”, declaró el mandatario chino ante personalidades como el primer ministro ruso, Dimitri Medvedev; la directora gerente del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), Christine Lagarde; o el fundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates.
“Hay margen para reformar aún más el mercado interior en China, lo que contribuiría a reforzar el sistema comercial mundial, y para adoptar reformas que ayudarían a liberar íntegramente el potencial de tantas empresas del sector privado”, indicó por su lado Lagarde en su discurso.
Esta Exposición Internacional de Importaciones, celebrada durante esta semana en la capital económica china, es vista como una respuesta a la guerra comercial lanzada en julio por el presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, descontento con el colosal déficit acumulado por su país.
Sin nombrar directamente a Estados Unidos, el presidente chino denunció el “proteccionismo” y el “aislacionismo” y consideró que todos los países deberían poner en orden sus asuntos antes de criticar los de los demás.
“No deberían señalar a los demás para que se olviden de sus propios problemas”, insistió Xi.
Tanto China como Estados Unidos han aplicado aranceles punitivos a sus respectivas importaciones, pero el excedente chino siguió batiendo récords en los últimos meses.
“Reparto equitativo”
Alrededor de la mitad de las importaciones chinas a Estados Unidos están sometidas ya a sanciones y Donald Trump amenazó con someter a la totalidad de los productos chinos. Más aún, la administración Trump no está representada en este foro de Shanghái.
Trump y Xi se verán cara a cara a finales de mes al margen de una cumbre internacional en Argentina, una cita que genera esperanzas de una relajación de las tensiones comerciales.
No obstante, el rotundo éxito del comercio chino genera críticas también fuera de Estados Unidos.
El presidente de Kenia, Uhuru Kenyatta, quien tomó la palabra después de Xi, recordó que el comercio entre su país y China se multiplicó prácticamente por ocho en 10 años, una muestra de las colosales inversiones de Pekín en África.

“Este comercio está, no obstante, muy desequilibrado a favor de China. Es importante que corrijamos este desequilibrio para lograr un reparto equitativo de los frutos del comercio”, consideró.
Más de 3.000 empresas extranjeras de 130 países están presentes en el salón de Shanghái, muchas de ellas firmas estadounidenses como General Motors, Ford, Walmart y Tesla.
Varios actores reclamaron a China en vísperas de este foro que dé pasos para abrir más su mercado. Los embajadores de Francia y Alemania pidieron a Pekín en una tribuna publicada en la prensa china que “haga más” para garantizar una “competencia equitativa” a las compañías extranjeras.
Empresas y gobiernos extranjeros se quejan regularmente de las barreras que encuentran en china, entre las opacas regulaciones, la burocracia, las discriminaciones frente a los grupos estatales chinos y la relativa protección de la propiedad intelectual.
China se sitúa en el puesto número 59 de los 62 países analizados por la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) en materia de apertura a inversiones extranjeras.
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          Wildlife’s greatest spectacle is critically endangered (insider)      Cache   Translate Page      
Herd of blue wildebeest in Kenya. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.If you could turn back the clock about 200 years, you could watch as millions of whales swam along their migration routes. Around 150 years ago, you could witness bison filling the vast American prairie, or a billion passenger pigeons blotting out the sky for days. Only a few decades back, you could see a […]
          Employment Opportunities at Sense International Tanzania November, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Employment Opportunities at Sense International Tanzania November, 2018
About us
Sense International is a global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We are one of the world’s leading international organisations working for people with deafblindness and their families.

Children with deafblindness in these countries desperately need to receive education and healthcare. Without this, many will lead short, lonely lives.
Although Sense International is a fairly small charity, we have a big impact because of the way we work.
We don’t provide direct services but provide expertise and training to local organisations and persuade governments to provide support. We aim to put support in place so that we can walk away and leave solid expertise behind.

With this support, children with deafblindness can finally receive the medical and educational support they need.
They can learn to communicate, to develop self-care skills, receive an education and perhaps find a job.
Rather than being excluded they can thrive and live as valued human beings.

The following are the Job Vacancies advertised in Tanzania;

Link 1: Occupational Therapist (4 posts)

Link 2: Nurse (4 posts)

Our history
Sense International was launched in 1993 with a burning desire to share the expertise that Sense UK had built up over 50 years of working with people with deafblindness and their families.

Young man inside a shop preparing some foodRather than planning to run services ourselves however, the goal was to support, train and empower local organisations so that in time, they could carry on this vital work independently.

When our parent organisation Sense began in 1955, very few people knew about deafblindness so we often looked abroad for help and guidance. Gradually our knowledge increased until we decided to repay our debt to the many international organisations that had helped us.

          Bantuan Khas Awal Persekolahan 1Malaysia 2018: RM100 Kepada Setiap Murid Yang Layak      Cache   Translate Page      


BKAP1M membabitkan bantuan RM100 yang akan dimanfaatkan oleh 3.2 juta murid Tahun Satu hingga Tingkatan Lima.

Pemberian BKAP1M walau bagaimanapun hanya layak untuk isi rumah berpendapatan RM3,000 ke bawah sahaja.

BKAP1M bertujuan meringankan beban perbelanjaan persekolahan pada awal tahun yang ditanggung oleh ibu bapa atau penjaga murid.

BANTUAN AWAL PERSEKOLAHAN 1MALAYSIA 2018

Berikut adalah syarat kelayakan program Bantuan Awal Persekolahan 2017. Antaranya:

Murid warganegara Malaysia
Bagi murid bukan warganegara, salah seorang ibu/bapa/penjaga mestilah warganegara
Murid tahun 1 hingga tingkatan 5 dengan isi rumah pendapatan RM3,000 ke bawah
Bersekolah di sekolah kerajaan atau sekolah bantuan kerajaan termasuk Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
Bantuan akan disalurkan oleh Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia terus ke akaun Kumpulan Wang Kerajaan (KWK) atau ke akaun khas Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) mulai 20 Januari tahun semasa.

Untuk maklumat lanjut sila muat turun Garis Panduan Bantuan Khas Awal Persekolahan 1Malaysia di sini.

Adakah program ini akan diteruskan untuk sesi persekolahan tahun 2018? Sama-sama kita nantikan pembentangan Bajet 2018 pada 27 Oktober nanti.

KENYATAAN MEDIA: BKAP1M PERLU DIAGIH AWAL



KUALA LUMPUR: Bantuan Khas Awal Persekolahan 1Malaysia (BKAP1M) perlu diagihkan lebih awal bagi membantu keluarga berpendapatan rendah.

Presiden Mimbar Permuafakatan Ibu bapa Malaysia (MAPIM), Datuk Dr Aziz Ujang, berkata pihaknya menyambut baik keprihatinan kerajaan itu, namun mencadangkan supaya bantuan RM100 itu diagihkan lebih awal berbanding tahun lalu supaya dapat digunakan sepenuhnya oleh mereka yang layak.

“Kami ingin mencadangkan supaya BKAP1M diberikan pada hujung tahun ini atau pada awal tahun hadapan, agar pelajar boleh menggunakannya untuk membeli kelengkapan awal persekolahan,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Sebanyak RM328 juta diperuntukkan dalam Bajet 2018 bagi BKAP1M membabitkan bantuan RM100 yang akan dimanfaatkan oleh 3.2 juta murid Tahun Satu hingga Tingkatan Lima itu daripada keluarga dengan isi rumah berpendapatan RM3,000 dan ke bawah.

Sementara itu, Majlis Yang Dipertua Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG) Selangor, Datuk Azmin Mustam Abd Karim, berharap BKAP1M tidak disalah guna untuk tujuan lain.

“Ibu bapa yang menerima bagi pihak anak mereka perlulah bertanggungjawab menggunakan bantuan khas untuk keperluan persekolahan anak masing-masing.

“Kami mencadangkan agar wang RM100 itu ditukarkan kepada baucar supaya penerima bantuan tidak membeli barangan yang bukan berkaitan pendidikan,” katanya,

Sumber: Berita Harian

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          Kenya Nurses disown Mugo wa Wairimu, term him 'fake' and dangerous      Cache   Translate Page      
The nurses union has distanced itself from quack doctor Mugo wa Wairimu who for the second time was exposed operating an illegal clinic in Kayole.

Addressing journalists at KNH, Kenya national union of nurses secretary general Seth Panyako said Wairimu...
          Hackathon to fight fake news in Kenya      Cache   Translate Page      
Andela will be hosting a "Fighting Fake News" Hackathon in Nairobi on 9 and 10 November 2018.
          Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time       Cache   Translate Page      

Americans created history on Tuesday when they elected two Muslim women – Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – to Congress.

Although Muslim men have been elected to Congress before, Ilhan and Rashida are the first Muslim women to represent Americans in the US House of Representatives.

Ilhan, 37, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, on October 4, 1981. In 2016, she was elected a Democratic Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, making her the first Somali-American legislator elected to a public office in the United States.

A hijab wearing mother of three, Ilhan is married to a Somali-American Ahmed Hirsi. She has a bachelor’s degree in politics from North Dakota State University and has also studied public affairs.

She won the Democratic primary on August 14, 2018 and contested the election on a party ticket.

Read: A Muslim congresswoman

Ilhan's father, Nur Omar Mohamed, is a teacher trainer. Her mother died when Ilhan was a child and she was raised by her father and grandfather. After the start of the civil war in 1991, she and her family fled Somalia and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya.

In 1995, they emigrated to the United States, initially settling in Arlington, Virginia and then moving to Minneapolis.

Ilhan ran from Minnesota’s 5th district, a deeply Democratic area previously represented by a fellow Muslim, Keith Ellison, who won six terms from here.

She beat Republican Jennifer Zielinski to take Keith Ellison’s seat, which he vacated to run for Minnesota attorney general.

Rashida Tlaib

Technically, Palestinian-American Rashida Harbi Tlaib is the first American Muslim woman to be elected to Congress. Although her election was officially announced on Tuesday, she was elected unopposed as no one came forward to challenge Rashida in another deeply Democratic district.

Rashida, who is associated with a socialist group within the Democratic Party, is also very popular in this constituency.

On January 1, 2009, Rashida became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any US state legislature.

In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th congressional district and won unopposed.

She was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit and is the eldest of 14 children. Her parents were both born in Palestine.

Rashida played a major role in raising her siblings as her parents worked or relied on welfare are for support.

She graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in political science in 1998 and in 2004, she earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Rashida is also the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.


          Naibu Balozi wa Israel Nchini Mhe. David Eyal Atembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI)      Cache   Translate Page      
Na Genofeva Matemu – JKCI.

Zaidi ya watoto 750 wenye matatizo ya moyo hapa nchini wamefaidika na matibabu ya moyo kutoka kwa wataalam wa Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child’s Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel tangu mwaka 1999.

Hayo yamesemwa jana na Naibu Balozi wa Israel hapa nchini mwenye makazi yake Jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. David Eyal alipotembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na madaktari bingwa kutoka SACH kwa kushirikiana na JKCI.

Mhe. Naibu Balozi Eyal alisema watoto hao kutoka Tanzania Bara na Visiwani walifanyiwa uchunguzi na kutibiwa hapa nchini wale ambao walikutwa na matatizo yanayohitaji utaalamu wa hali ya juu walipelekwa nchini Israel kwa ajili ya matibabu zaidi. Gharama za usafiri na matibabu ziligharamiwa na Serikali ya Israel.

“Kujitoa kwa wataalam kutoka Shirika la SACH kuja Tanzania kufanya uchunguzi na matibabu kwa watoto wanaosumbuliwa na magonjwa ya moyo ni ubalozi wa kweli wa kuitangaza nchi ya Israel kwa vitendo, ni matarajio yetu kuwa huduma hii itakuwa endelevu na kuendelea kuokoa maisha ya watoto wetu wengi zaidi”, alisema Mhe. Naibu Balozi Eyal.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Prof. Mohamed Janabi akiongea jambo na Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana (5/11/2018) kwa ajili ya kuona kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. Jumla ya watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiongozana na mkuu wa kitengo cha ufundi na matengeneza cha Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Mhandisi Abella Rwiguza akielekea kuangalia ukarabati wa jengo jipya la watoto la Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) wakati alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana (5/11/2018) kwa ajili ya kuona kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiangalia kipimo kinachoonyesha jinsi moyo unavyofanya kazi (ECHO Cardiogram) alipotembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto(Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiongea na wazazi wa watoto wanaosubiri kufanyiwa upasuaji wa moyo katika Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia maendeleo ya kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. Jumla ya watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua


          Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy      Cache   Translate Page      
For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters, and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi, was a particular eyesore, with a poorly managed dump site that left bags strewn across [&hellip
          ShelterTech accelerator program comes to Kenya      Cache   Translate Page      
Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter has launched its first ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program. The program aims to facilitate housing markets better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan start-ups and growth-stage companies that are bringing shelter products and services to the low-income household [&hellip
          Kenya:Cash for Babies to Boost Population - MPs Plan to Save Turf      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
          Kenya:Shocking Report of 14,000 Pregnant School Children in One County      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nairobi News] County releases a shocking report indicating that 13, 624 pregnancies were reported among school children (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
          Kenya:Education Boss Holds Crisis Meeting Over Teenage Pregnancies      Cache   Translate Page      
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Friday held a crisis meeting with ministry officials on the issue of teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Pada tanggal 5 November 2018 kemarin admin berkesempatan mengikuti seleksi CPNS yang ke-4 kalinya di BKN II Regional Surabaya. Sebenarnya sih bukan di Surabaya karena masih masuk wilayah Sidoarjo, karena letaknya dipinggiran maka orang lebih mengenal BKN II ada di Surabaya, seperti halnya bandara Juanda Surabaya, itu kan miliknya Sidoarjo.

Tes CPNS pertama kali diikuti tahun 2005 yang lalu dengan ijazah SMA sebagai teknisi komputer, namun tidak lolos. Tes kedua ambil formasi guru bimbingan dan konseling di Magetan - Jawa Timur tahun 2013 yang lalu dan gagal. Kemudian ikut tes lagi pada tahun 2016 dan berhasil namun penempatan di Sintang, Kalimantan Barat.

Untuk di Kalimantan Barat tidak admin ambil karena berbagai alasan yang tidak bisa disebutkan di sini, yang pasti dulu ambilnya di Bondowoso namun penempatannya di Kalimantan. Pada tahun 2018 pemerintah kembali menyelenggarakan tes CPNS dan admin ikut.

Dari pengalaman ini ada beberapa hal yang ingin disampaikan kepada teman-teman yang akan mengikuti seleksi CPNS ( atau yang belum tes). Tes CPNS ini menggunakan komputer dan admin mengalaminya sudah 2 kali ini. Waktu yang diberikan 90 menit (1 jam 30 menit) sama dengan tes CPNS secara manual yang menggunakan lembaran kertas juga 90 menit.

Dalam waktu 90 menit peserta ujian harus mengerjakan 100 soal, berarti 1 soal dijawab kurang dari 1 menit. Entah kenapa waktu terasa cepat sekali ketika mengerjakannya di depan komputer, baru mengerjakan beberapa soal aja indikator timer di sebelah kanan atas aplikasi sudah hampir habis.

Soal-soal CPNS yang keluar pada CAT 2018 sungguh baru, kebanyakan adalah pemahaman. Kalau sebelumnya untuk Tes Wawasan Kebangsaan (TWK) lebih ke hafalan seperti BPUPKI berdiri tahun berapa? Pancasila disahkan tahun berapa? kini tes lebih ke pengamalan sila Pancasila dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.

Ada ribuan soal yang disediakan BKN dan diacak untuk masing-masing peserta tes. Jadi antara satu dan yang lainnya jangan harap mendapatkan soal sama meskipun hampir sama namun isinya pasti beda.

Admin mendapatkan giliran tes CAT 2018 berada ditengah-tengah, dan sebenarnya bisa belajar dari teman-teman yang sudah tes duluan. Banyak yang memberi saran harus dikerjakan Tes Karakteristik Pribadi (TKP) kemudian TWK, dan terakhir Tes Intelegensi Umum (TIU), namun pada kenyataannya sulit memakai strategi tersebut.

Soal-soalnya sih tidak terlalu sulit namun membutuhkan keahlian membaca atau lebih tepatnya lagi memahami isi bacaan. Dalam tes CPNS ini sekali baca harus memilih jawaban, jangan sampai diulangi kedua kalinya maka waktunya akan habis dan soal-soal lainnya pasti dijawab dengan ngawur.

Admin mengerjakan tes TWK dulu kemudian TKP karena banyak yang gugur di sini dan yang terakhir adalah TIU. Karena terlalu fokus pada TWK dan TKP akhirnya kewalahan di TIU, banyak soal-soal yang nggak kejawab dengan rumus karena waktunya habis.

Saran buat teman-teman yang belum tes atau ingin tes lagi tahun depan sebaiknya meningkatkan kemampuan membaca dan memahami isi bacaan itu penting supaya lolos pada CAT CPNS. Semoga informasi ini bermanfaat bagi para pembaca.
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Carte prepagate ai migranti: paga Soros, Onu e Ue benedicono

Si chiama Humanity Ventures, ed è la partnership siglata nel gennaio 2017 a Davos tra il finanziare George Soros e Mastercard, sulla base della promessa del magnate di stanziare 500 milioni di dollari a favore dei migranti in Europa. Come si legge sul sito di Mastercard, il progetto ha l’obiettivo di “catalizzare e accelerare lo sviluppo economico e sociale delle comunità vulnerabili di tutto il mondo, in particolare i rifugiati e i migranti”.
Dalle parole ai fatti, perché Humanity Ventures ora è realtà. Secondo il sito sloveno Nova24, che cita fonti interne alla polizia croata, ai migranti che attraversano i balcani verrebbero distribuite delle carte prepagate: “I migranti illegali che rispediamo a casa, nel giro di pochi giorni si ripresentano per provare e rientrare in Croazia. Alcuni sono molto poveri, ma la maggior parte di loro sono ben equipaggiati, con scarpe e vestiti nuovi, smartphone sofisticati e di ultima generazione, persino armi. E tutti hanno in dotazione una Mastercard senza nome ma con la dicitura Unhcr e un numero stampigliato. Quello che non ci spieghiamo è da quale conto ritirino i soldi dagli sportelli automatici”.

Soros e Mastercard 

Se al momento non è affatto chiaro il ruolo dell’Unione europa e soprattutto delle Nazioni Unite, ci sono meno dubbi sul coinvolgimento di Mastercard che sul proprio sito ufficiale annunciava l’avvio del progetto in collaborazione con il fondatore della Open Society Foundations: “Nonostante miliardi di dollari dati in assistenza umanitaria e allo sviluppo ogni anno – si legge nella nota ufficiale – milioni di persone rimangono emarginate. Mastercard e George Soros credono che le capacità del settore privato, unitamente a investimenti strategici a lungo termine, possano stimolare lo sviluppo e trasformare la vita per i meno abbienti. “Humanity Ventures è destinato ad essere redditizio in modo da stimolare il coinvolgimento di altri imprenditori”, ha detto Soros. 
In un’altra nota ufficiale datata giugno 2016, il colosso conferma il proprio impegno su questo fronte: “Sfruttando le nostre tecnologie e prodotti come MasterCard Aid Network e Prepaid, Mastercard collabora con i partner per fornire servizi essenziali nei momenti più critici della vita dei rifugiati. Ad oggi, le carte Mastercard Aid e Prepaid sono state impiegate in missioni umanitarie in Africa, Asia ed Europa – in paesi come Turchia, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Etiopia, Nigeria, Niger, Filippine e Grecia – e sono disponibili per supportare migliaia di beneficiari”.

Carte prepagate date ai migranti

In un’intervista rilasciata a Forbes lo scorso anno, Tara Nathan, vice-presidente esecutivo di Mastercard, spiegava come la società abbia collaborato con organizzazioni di tutto il mondo nel sostenere i migranti: “Attraverso la creazione di una piattaforma di pagamento offline e l’offerta di carte prepagate, identificazione digitale finanziaria e sistemi di punti vendita per i commercianti locali abbiamo essenzialmente creato una versione digitale del voucher cartaceo” ha osservato Nathan.
La notizia trapelata dalla polizia croata di queste ore viene confermata proprio da quell’intervista, che cita la partnership di Mastercard con Mercy Corps, altra importante organizzazione “filantropica” con sede negli Usa che, spiega la vice-presidente di Mastercard, “ha permesso la distribuzione di carte prepagate ai rifugiati in tutta la Grecia e in Serbia nel “primo programma della regione a sfruttare un sistema di pagamento senza contanti per coloro che cercano sicurezza in Europa. Il modello – osserva Nathan – consente ai rifugiati di acquistare beni in modo più efficiente senza spendere troppo”. 
Tutto questo a che scopo? Come ha spiegato lo stesso Soros, Humanity Ventures è destinata a essere un’impresa redditizia…

Soros collabora con Mastercard per finanziare i migranti

L’affarista miliardario George Soros ha ripetutamente smentito le voci secondo cui starebbe collaborando al finanziamento della carovana dei migranti che, partendo dall’Honduras e dal Guatemala, sta attraversando il Messico e che ha, come meta finale, gli Stati Uniti.
Ma tutto questo è destinato a cambiare, dal momento che il fondatore della “Open Society,” noto per aver finanziato una buona parte dell’opposizione a Brett Kavanaugh, il candidato alla Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti scelto da Trump, si è ora associato con Mastercard per dar soldi (sotto la denominazione di ‘capitali d’investimento’) a migranti, rifugiati e “ad altri che lottano all’interno delle loro comunità, dovunque esse si trovino,” secondo la Reuters. Con questa forma di collaborazione, Soros sta effettivamente fornendo un palese supporto finanziario ai migranti e ai rifugiati che cercano di entrare negli Stati Uniti e in Europa.
L’accordo di collaborazione fra Soros e Mastercard, denominato “ Humanity Ventures” [Iniziative Umanitarie], è il risultato della promessa fatta da Soros, nel mese di settembre, di spendere 500 milioni di dollari per affrontare “le sfide a cui si trovano di fronte migranti e rifugiati.”
In una dichiarazione congiunta, Soros e Mastercard hanno affermato che i programmi di aiuti umanitari dei vari governi non sono stati sufficienti a risolvere i problemi dei rifugiati, facendo capire che questa è una questione a cui può arrivare una soluzione solo dal settore privato.
“I migranti sono spesso costretti a vivere nella disperazione all’interno delle comunità che li ospitano, perché non riescono ad accedere ai servizi finanziari e assistenziali dello stato,” ha affermato Soros.
“Il nostro investimento potenziale in questa impresa sociale, insieme alla capacità di Mastercard di creare prodotti che siano di aiuto alle comunità più vulnerabili, farà vedere come il capitale privato possa giocare un ruolo costruttivo nella risoluzione dei problemi sociali,” ha aggiunto.
Soros intende spendere subito 50 milioni di dollari per fornire soluzioni “modulabili” per i problemi riguardanti la sanità e la scuola. Ha intenzione di “investire” capitali nelle attività commerciali fondate dai migranti.
“Humanity Ventures è fatta per essere remunerativa, in modo da stimolare il coinvolgimento di altri imprenditori,” ha detto Soros.“Speriamo anche di stabilire norme di condotta tali da far sì che questi investimenti non contribuiscano allo sfruttamento delle fragili comunità che intendiamo servire.”
Soros ha detto che preferirebbe che ‘Human Ventures’ fosse redditizia, in modo da attirare ‘altri imprenditori’, però non è chiaro come pensi di ricavare qualcosa che si avvicini ad un ragionevole margine di guadagno facendo prestiti a fondo perduto a migranti e rifugiati.
Tutto questo dopo che Mastercard, nel 2016, aveva ammesso di aver fornito carte di debito prepagate a migranti e a rifugiati in viaggio attraverso l’Europa, un qualcosa che la società aveva fatto con l’esplicita benedizione dell’Unione Europea e dell’Alto Commissariato per i Rifugiati delle Nazioni Unite.
Forse il canale televisivo via cavo MSNBC e tutti gli altri media liberali che affermano che Soros e le sue reti no-profit non forniscono assistenza finanziaria ai migranti che si stanno avvicinando agli Stati Uniti dovrebbero pensarci un attimo, prima di continuare con i loro dinieghi.
Tyler Durden
Fonte: zerohedge.com
Link: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-03/soros-partners-mastercard-hand-out-money-migrants
03.11.2018
Tradotto da Markus per comedonchisciotte.org

Migrante spaccia, subito libero. E il giudice ordina: "La polizia gli ridia i soldi"

Il nigeriano arrestato dopo mesi di indagine. Ma torna subito in libertà. Ira della Municipale e della Lega: "Siamo allibiti"


Ci sono voluti mesi di indagini, mica solo qualche giorno. Però alla fine la polizia municipale di Treviso era riuscita a catturare un richiedente asilo dedito allo spaccio di droga.
Un crimine "infame", come lo ha più volte definito il ministro Salvini. Peccato che lo sforzo degli agenti non sia bastato ad assicurare al pusher la permenenza dietro le sbarre. Anzi.
I fatti risalgono a tre giorni fa, quando i quotidiani locali hanno diffuso la notizia dell'arresto da parte della polizia locale di un 21enne nigeriano richiedente asilo e ospite da due anni nella Caserma Serena di Dosson. La Municipale gli aveva messo gli occhi addosso già a luglio ma solo pochi giorni fa è riuscita a portare a termine l'operazione. Lo hanno visto nel centro storico in bicicletta, lo hanno bloccato e perquisito. Nelle tasche aveva qualcosa come 250 grammi di marijuana e una sorta di libro contabile dove - secondo i vigili - avrebbe tenuto i nominativi di altri stranieri cui forniva le dosi da spacciare. Il resto della droga, però, è stata trovata nella sua stanza alla Caserma Serena dove il migrante viveva ospite a spese dei contribuenti. Qui la polizia e la cinofila hanno scoperto altri 230 grammi di droga: in totale fa quasi mezzo chilo di droga. In camera poi è stato rinvenuta anche una carta prepagata, alcuni cellulari e diverse banconote (250 euro).
Tutto bene quel che finisce bene, direte. O forse no. Perché lo spacciatore nigeriano è stato processato per direttissima e condannato dal giudice a due anni di carcere per detenzione di stupefacenti ai fini dello spaccio. Grazie ai benefici di legge, però, è subito stato rimesso in libertà con tanti saluti agli sforzi della Municipale. Non solo. Perché come se non bastasse, la toga ha anche ordinato alla polizia Locale di ridare all'immigrato i soldi, la carta prepagata e i vari cellulari trovati durante la perquisizione.
Il sindaco si è infuriato: "Chiedo rispetto nei confronti delle forze dell'ordine e dei cittadini che ci chiedono sicurezza - ha detto Mario Conte (Lega) - Presenterò al Ministro dell’Interno Matteo Salvini una relazione dettagliata perché non è possibile buttare all’aria mesi di indagini per la mancanza di certezza della pena. Se viene fermato uno spacciatore con 500 grammi di droga, 250 euro in tasca e cellulari e di fatto risulta nullatenente non è possibile che venga dissequestrato il denaro". E pensare che per la Municipale si tratta di un grossista dello spaccio e non di un piccolo spacciatore. "Siamo allibiti - dichiara il Comandante Maurizio Tondato, come riporta TrevisoToday Dopo mesi di pedinamenti, intercettazioni, ricerche sul campo e tante energie profuse, vediamo un importante grossista della droga del trevigiano che probabilmente non viene punito a dovere, dovendo noi come Polizia Locale restituirgli quanto sequestrato in precedenza perché non è certo fosse provente della sua attività di spaccio, nonostante il ragazzo avesse dichiarato di essere nullatenente".

La Sant’Egidio mette i bastoni tra le ruote ai nostri diplomatici impegnati in Libia

MB – Ricordiamo che a capo della  “cattolica”  Sant’Egidio c’è  Andrea Riccardi, già ministro di Mario Monti per la rovina d’Italia, nonché commendatore della Legion d’Honneur – In fondo, la biografia non autorizzata del personaggio  e della sua organizzazione)
(da La Verità)
La comunità internazionale punta sulla conferenza per la Libia di Palermo per dare stabilità al Paese nordafricano. Tuttavia, il governo italiano, organizzatore dell’ evento del 12 e 13 novembre, deve guardarsi non solo dalle offensive dell’ esecutivo francese di Emmanuel Macron ma anche dal fuoco amico.
In particolare, quello della Comunità di Sant’ Egidio. Il movimento di ispirazione cattolica fondato da Andrea Riccardi, che fu ministro per la Cooperazione internazionale e l’ integrazione durante il governo di Mario Monti, è intervenuto nel Sud della Libia con una conferenza, il 22 e 23 ottobre, che ha riunito rappresentanti delle istituzioni locali e dei consigli di varie tribù tra cui tuareg, tebu e arabi.

CHI E’ ANDREA RICCARDI E PERCHE’ E’ DIVENTATO MINISTRO NEL GOVERNO MONTI?

Ecco la biografia non autorizzata che nel 1998 svelò tutti i retroscena della Comunità di Sant’Egidio
di Sandro Magister
Andrea Riccardi, il fondatore della Comunità di Sant’Egidio, è dal 16 novembre ministro. Non degli affari esteri, come lui stesso aveva sussurrato qua e là di desiderare, ma pur sempre della cooperazione internazionale, un incarico in rima con l’epiteto di “ONU di Trastevere” applicato ad arte alla sua comunità. […] Di lui esistono ricche e radiose biografie. Ma ce n’è anche una non autorizzata, mai oggetto di alcuna smentita, la cui lettura è stata sempre proibita ai seguaci di Sant’Egidio.
Propriamente, più che una biografia di Riccardi, è una storia della sua comunità, che però con lui fa tutt’uno. Quando uscì su “L’Espresso” era il 1998. Ma chi la rilegge oggi, scopre che anche ciò che allora veniva scritto al futuro si è puntualmente adempiuto.
SANT’EGIDIO STORY. IL GRANDE BLUFF
(Da “L’Espresso” del 9 aprile 1998)
Hanno la loro cittadella a Roma Trastevere, in piazza Sant’Egidio, in un ex convento di monache carmelitane con la chiesa. Ma non tengono nessuna targa sul portoncino. Lì a fianco c’è una caffetteria snob, “Pane amore e fantasia”, con l’insegna tipo pellicola da cinema e la foto di Gina Lollobrigida, ma non c’è scritto che è della comunità. Anche la loro messa del sabato sera è da qualche tempo clandestina. La dicono a porte chiuse dentro la vicina basilica di Santa Maria, che raggiungono attraverso un labirinto di locali e cortili interni. Perché ormai sia la basilica, sia quasi tutti gli edifici attigui sono loro dominio, compresi i due palazzi antichi sulla piazza grande. In uno c’è un mercatino di cose vecchie e curiose, “La soffitta”. Anche di questo non c’è scritto che è della comunità.
Sant’Egidio si vede e non si vede. Si sa che servono minestre calde ai barboni e aiutano i vecchi rimasti soli. Si sa che in Mozambico hanno messo d’accordo governo e guerriglieri e che nel Kosovo fanno la spola tra il despota serbo Slobodan Milosevic e gli albanesi maltrattati. La segretaria di Stato americana Madeleine Albright, quando all’inizio di marzo è passata da Roma, ha speso più tempo da loro che dal papa. E uscendo li ha beatificati: “Wonderful people”, meravigliosi. Sono candidati al Nobel per la pace. Hanno un efficientissimo servizio di pubbliche relazioni e tutti ne dicono un gran bene.
TRA OPUS DEI E DALAI LAMA
Ma per il resto sono come la leggendaria Opus Dei. Impenetrabili. Nemmeno in Vaticano sanno bene che cosa fanno quando sono tra loro. Neanche il papa lo sa, nonostante sia loro amico. Se sapesse che quelli di Sant’Egidio hanno praticamente abolito il sacramento della penitenza sostituendolo con i mea culpa pubblici nelle assemblee di gruppo, li redarguirebbe severo. Se conoscesse le loro stranezze in materia di matrimonio e procreazione, sobbalzerebbe sulla cattedra. Se sapesse che nelle loro messe l’omelia la tiene sempre Andrea Riccardi, il fondatore e capo, che prete non è e quindi non dovrebbe predicare (divieto assoluto ribadito di fresco da un’istruzione vaticana), li richiamerebbe subito all’obbedienza.
Questioni interne di Chiesa? Sì e no. Perché quella che oggi è detta “l’Onu di Trastevere” non è un’organizzazione laica tipo “Médecins sans frontières”, ma è nata come comunità cattolica integrale. E tuttora si presenta così: come cittadella di Dio in un mondo invaso dai barbari. È in forza di questa identità e della benedizione papale che Sant’Egidio si offre ´urbi et orbi´ come peacemaker sui fronti di guerra. Oltre che come ponte di dialogo tra le religioni.
Sono stati quelli di Sant’Egidio a organizzare il meeting interreligioso del 1986 ad Assisi, con il papa in preghiera fianco a fianco col Dalai Lama, con metropoliti ortodossi, pastori protestanti, monaci buddisti, rabbini ebrei, muftì musulmani, guru e sciamani d’ogni credo. Da allora, Sant’Egidio replica il modello di Assisi ogni anno: l’ultima volta a Padova e Venezia, altre volte a Roma, Firenze, Milano, Bari, Varsavia, Bruxelles, Malta, Gerusalemme. Con un crescendo di coreografie spettacolari. Con cerimonie ritrasmesse in mondovisione. Con un roteare di ospiti insigni, chiamati dai cinque continenti, spesati, coccolati. Minimo mezzo milione di dollari per meeting, coperti da sovvenzioni governative e private.
Con questi precedenti, Sant’Egidio non avrà rivali per il prossimo Giubileo. Sua sarà la regia dell’Assisi bis, questa volta di nuovo col papa, già annunciata dal Vaticano.
IN PRINCIPIO FU CL
Eppure, nonostante queste credenziali e le sue suggestive liturgie, il profilo cattolico della comunità di Sant’Egidio resta sfuggente. I suoi percorsi tortuosi. La sua data di nascita ufficiale è il 7 febbraio 1968. Ma a quella data non succede proprio niente di nuovo. I futuri membri di Sant’Egidio fanno semplicemente parte di un raggio, di una cellula di Gs nel liceo Virgilio di Roma. Gs è la sigla di Gioventù Studentesca, l’organizzazione fondata da don Luigi Giussani che più tardi, passata la bufera del Sessantotto, prenderà il nome di Comunione e Liberazione. Riccardi vi si era avvicinato negli anni di ginnasio, a Rimini. Dopo di che, tornato a Roma, aveva legato con i ´giessini´ del Virgilio, del Dante, del Mamiani. Tra quei compagni di liceo c’è già il nocciolo duro di Sant’Egidio d’oggi. Ma con loro ci sono anche Rocco Buttiglione e la sua futura moglie Maria Pia Corbò, che rimarranno con don Giussani. Se il gruppone si disfà, tre, quattro anni dopo, è perché se ne va via il prete che l’aveva tenuto assieme, Luigi Iannaccone. È solo a quel punto, inizio 1972, che Riccardi e i suoi si mettono in proprio. Con astio nei confronti dei fratelli separati di Cl, che infatti spariranno per sempre, anche in memoria, dalle storie autorizzate di Sant’Egidio.
MONACI DEL NUOVO MILLENNIO
Manca ancora una sede. E per un poco Riccardi e compagni, tutti di famiglia bene, meditano di traslocare in baracche di periferia. Ma poi per i poveri scelgono solo di lavorare, senza conviverci. Nel settembre del 1973 fissano finalmente il loro quartier generale a Sant’Egidio, a Roma Trastevere. Sparite le ultime monache, l’edificio era rimasto vuoto. È di proprietà del ministero degli Interni, che lo cede a loro in cambio d’un affitto di poche lire. Chiavi in mano compreso il restauro, eseguito prontamente a spese del ministero.
Segue la fase monastica. Con una spruzzata d’orientalismo. In vacanza, quelli di Sant’Egidio vanno in Belgio, a Chevetogne, un monastero che celebra raffinate liturgie bizantine, e se ne innamorano. Di ritorno a Roma, arricchiscono le loro liturgie con tocchi orientali e alla loro vita comune danno un’impronta monastica. Anche per via della giovane età, nessuno di loro è sposato. E allora s’immaginano “celibi per il Regno dei cieli” e “monaci nel deserto della città”. Danno ai loro capi i nomi di priore e priora, con i rispettivi vice. Abitano in piccoli gruppi divisi per sesso. Vestono tutti in modo austero, riconoscibile: gonne ampie e lunghe, maglioni abbondanti e colori castigati le donne; giaccone blu scuro i maschi; borsa di pelle a tracolla per tutti, modello Tolfa. Le giornate sono all’insegna dell'”ora et labora”, dove il “labora” sono il pasto ai poveri, le pulizie ai vecchi, il doposcuola ai monelli di periferia.
LA SCOPERTA DEL SESSO
Ma anche la fase monastica si spegne presto. Nell’estate del 1978, in un ritiro collettivo nelle Marche, nell’eremo di Macereto, un po’ tutti svuotano il sacco. E confessano di condurre tra loro una vita sessuale sin troppo movimentata. Da lì in poi cade il silenzio sul “nuovo monachesimo” e prendono il via i primi matrimoni. Resta l’obbedienza assoluta a quello che era di fatto l’abate indiscusso, Riccardi.
Il quale, intanto, s’è laureato in legge, ma si è subito dopo tuffato, da autodidatta, negli studi di storia, in particolare di storia della Chiesa, fino ad aggiudicarsi rapidamente una cattedra in università. Come per incanto, si danno agli studi di storia anche gli altri membri importanti della comunità, maschi. Ma quello che li distingue è che la storia non vogliono solo studiarla, ma farla. Specie la storia presente della Chiesa. Il 1978 è l’anno dei tre papi: muore Paolo VI e dopo l’interregno di papa Albino Luciani sale al trono Giovanni Paolo II. Nei due preconclavi, specie nel secondo, Sant’Egidio è tutto un via vai di cardinali d’ogni continente, di conciliaboli, di manovre elettorali.
La comunità fa campagna per il cardinale vicario di Roma, Ugo Poletti. Ma il conclave li delude. A vincere è il polacco Karol Wojtyla, per loro uno sconosciuto. Bastano poche settimane per ribaltare la sconfitta. Quelli di Sant’Egidio studiano a puntino la mappa della prima uscita del nuovo papa, alla parrocchia romana della Garbatella. Sul tragitto c’è una scuola materna, con un’aula che dà proprio sulla strada. Per una settimana occupano quell’aula e insegnano ai bambini canti in polacco. Li tengono lì dentro a cantare anche la domenica, col papa che arriva. Finché il papa passa, sente, si ferma, entra, vuol sapere. L’idillio tra Giovanni Paolo II e Sant’Egidio sboccia così. L’innamoramento è l’estate dopo a Castelgandolfo, una sera di luglio, in giardino, con le lucciole. Cantano e ballano con lui. Fann

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Kenya’s Immigration Department started issuing e-passports a couple of months ago. The new document, which we detailed in an earlier post, contains an electronic microprocessor that holds a user’s biometric information and aligns to current world standards for travel. New data from the department reveals that more than 400,000 Kenyans have replaced or acquired e-passports […]

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M-Pesa is one of Kenya’s biggest achievements and a success story of how the service revolutionized money transfer and financial inclusion. In an effort to push M-Pesa beyond the borders of Kenya, Safaricom has launched a new service dubbed M-Pesa Global. M-Pesa Global opens up M-Pesa to a number of international financial services. M-Pesa Global […]

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If interested in Long Term Monogamous Relationship do stay intouch
Keep me posted
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Any hot African athletes interested in exchanging emails.

I am a Coach in the United States
sometimes visit South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Senegal and Mozambique looking for athletes

I am on the DOWN LOW (CLOSETED) so I am not out, but some of my players may know because of common interest

I am white (Italian Heritage)
45 years old
5'9
200 pounds
educated and professional

my facebook is house4azia
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Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Prof. Mohamed Janabi akiongea jambo na Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana (5/11/2018) kwa ajili ya kuona kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. Jumla ya watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiongozana na mkuu wa kitengo cha ufundi na matengeneza cha Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Mhandisi Abella Rwiguza akielekea kuangalia ukarabati wa jengo jipya la watoto la Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) wakati alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana (5/11/2018) kwa ajili ya kuona kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiangalia kipimo kinachoonyesha jinsi moyo unavyofanya kazi (ECHO Cardiogram) alipotembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto(Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. 
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akiongea na wazazi wa watoto wanaosubiri kufanyiwa upasuaji wa moyo katika Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) alipotembelea Taasisi hiyo jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia maendeleo ya kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. Jumla ya watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua
Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David akisalimiana na Mkuu wa kitengo cha wagonjwa walioko katika uangalizi maalum (ICU) ambaye ni daktari bingwa wa wagonjwa mahututi Vivienne Mlawi alipotembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia maendeleo ya kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI. Jumla ya watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Prof. Mohamed Janabi na Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David pamoja na wafanyakazi wengine na JKCI na Israel wakimuombea Daktari bingwa wa usingizi kwa watoto na wagonjwa mahututi Marehemu Onesmo Mhewa aliyefariki mwanzoni mwa mwezi wa tano mwaka huu. 
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Prof. Mohamed Janabi akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David pamoja na wafanyakazi wengine wa JKCI na Israel mara baada ya kumalizika kwa ziara yake ya kutembelea Taasisi hiyo jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa moyo wa mtoto Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKC. 
Mkuu wa kitengo cha ufundi na matengeneza cha Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Mhandisi Abella Rwiguza akimweleza Naibu Balozi wa Israel nchini mwenye makazi yake jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. Eyal David jinsi ukarabati wa jengo la watoto unavyoendelea. Mhe. David alitembelea Taasisi hiyo jana kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel kwa kushirikiana na JKCI.
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Zaidi ya watoto 750 wenye matatizo ya moyo hapa nchini wamefaidika na matibabu ya moyo kutoka kwa wataalam wa Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child’s Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel tangu mwaka 1999.

Hayo yamesemwa jana na Naibu Balozi wa Israel hapa nchini mwenye makazi yake Jijini Nairobi nchini Kenya Mhe. David Eyal alipotembelea Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) kwa ajili ya kuangalia kambi maalum ya matibabu ya moyo kwa watoto inayofanywa na madaktari bingwa kutoka SACH kwa kushirikiana na JKCI.

Mhe. Naibu Balozi Eyal alisema watoto hao kutoka Tanzania Bara na Visiwani walifanyiwa uchunguzi na kutibiwa hapa nchini wale ambao walikutwa na matatizo yanayohitaji utaalamu wa hali ya juu walipelekwa nchini Israel kwa ajili ya matibabu zaidi. Gharama za usafiri na matibabu ziligharamiwa na Serikali ya Israel.

“Kujitoa kwa wataalam kutoka Shirika la SACH kuja Tanzania kufanya uchunguzi na matibabu kwa watoto wanaosumbuliwa na magonjwa ya moyo ni ubalozi wa kweli wa kuitangaza nchi ya Israel kwa vitendo, ni matarajio yetu kuwa huduma hii itakuwa endelevu na kuendelea kuokoa maisha ya watoto wetu wengi zaidi”, alisema Mhe. Naibu Balozi Eyal.

Alisema Israel itaendelea kushirikiana na JKCI katika mambo mbalimbali ikiwemo kutoa matibabu ya kina kwa watoto na kutoa udhamini wa mafunzo ya muda mfupi na mrefu kwa wafanyakazi wa Taasisi hiyo.Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Moyo Jakaya Kikwete (JKCI) Prof. Mohamed Janabi alisema wataalamu kutoka Israel wanafika katika Taasisi hiyo mara mbili kwa mwaka kwa ajili ya kufanya uchunguzi na matibabu kwa watoto. Kuwepo kwa kambi hizo za matibabu ya pamoja kumewaongezea ujuzi madaktari, wauguzi, wataalam wa usingizi na mashine za moyo.

“Hivi sasa tuna kambi maalum ya siku sita ya uchunguzi na matibabu kati ya madaktari wetu bingwa wa moyo kwa watoto kwa kushirikiana na wenzao wa Shirika la Okoa Moyo wa Mtoto (Save a Child’s Heart – SACH) la nchini Israel. Licha ya kutoa huduma ya matibabu kuwepo kwa kambi hii pia ni njia mojawapo ya kuimarisha mahusiano katika sekta ya afya kati ya Tanzania na Israel”, alisema Prof. Janabi ambaye ni Daktari bingwa wa magonjwa ya moyo.

Jumla ya wataalamu 32 ambao ni madaktari, wauguzi na wataalamu wa mashine za moyo kutoka Israel wanashiriki katika kambi hiyo ya matibabu ya moyo ambapo watoto 85 wanatarajiwa kufanyiwa uchunguzi, upasuaji wa moyo wa kufungua na bila kufungua kifua.

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          Re: Sightseen Naked Men @ Rivers      Cache   Translate Page      
I've seen young men bathing naked on beaches along the Ghana coast especially in Accra and the West Coast. I have also seen men bathing naked outside a bath house near Grace Jones Hotel at Labadi first step junction in Accra. They paid a small fee to the attendant, were given a large enamel basin full of water, soap and flannel and they all stood outside in full view of passers by on the main road, pouring water on themselves with a plastic bowl, soaping down their naked bodies, washing their cocks, balls, assholes etc and it was all normality, no one was taking a blind bit of notice. Then one of the bathers saw a pretty young lady walking past and he got a spontaneous erection, called out to her endearingly and began swinging his long soapy erection in a very provocative manner but he lady just turned her face in the opposite direction, did her best to ignore him and walked past as quickly as she could looking quite embarrassed and feeling harassed. Of course I had a very good look, laughed and enjoyed the view as I walked past feeling my cock rising & precum wetting my boxer shorts. So, I recommend Ghana for that but I heard that other African countries are similar, especially Kenya which has many quiet or isolated beaches not much visited by tourists where you can meet very well endowed guys and enjoy hot sex in a lot of hiding places... Beaches in Togo and Benin are probably equally as good. In some landlocked countries you will also have riverside and lakeside beaches where you will see naked guys bathing. Ghana too has a lakeside beach in it's Eastern Region which I hope to try out on my next visit there. Have fun!
          Seeking Kenyan male for STR      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi guys!
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Will be visiting there in July 2014.
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write me to mail: miraculum@email.cz
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I am younger american bisexual white guy, traveling to Kenya with my father to Nairobi while he is on a business trip In September. looking for fun with top Kenyan guy(s) while there. must be discreet. I am bottom only. I am straight acting and looking. black men only please. I am not looking for anything serious or relationship. Fun and memories only. your age is not important but I would like to meet experienced top. Someone that can hang out for non sexual things to do would be great, site seeing and other things. no smokers please. Straight acting only, someone I can introduce as my friend.

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Love to be massaged but could you say where you rare based. I am in UK
          ANY TOURIST FOR KENYA (Gay Friendly)      Cache   Translate Page      
HELLO THERE FOR AN AFFORDABLE TOURS IN KENYA THAT FAVOURS ALL DESPITE OF THEIR GENDER AND GIVES INFORMATION OF GAY FRIENDLY PLACES CONTACT :
www.twendesafarikenya.com ...Reservations :twendesafari@rocketmail.com
Phone:+254733232827
Ronny

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          "Paradise Discovered, At Last" PART 3 in Saudi Arabia      Cache   Translate Page      
This is my Gulf’s Part 3 re my first ever trip to saucy Saudi Arabia in December 1979.

(If you enjoy reading these stories then check out my autobiographic book via http://www.lulu.com and type in my pename of Jon Kwame Abbott, or use the book's title (PDAL) but in full kindly.)

(If any of you readers would like more of this plz check out the USA site http://www.lulu.com and type in Jon Kwame Abbott’s book named as per this item’s title, ie PDAL but in full)
YBA Kanoo put me into the local hotel (so good prospects there, eh?), and under the care of a very nice Brit guy called Bob. The first thing he did was to offer me half his monthly purchase of the locally produced ‘hooche’ from sugar, which was called ‘saddique’, or ‘friend’, in Arabic, I was told. One needed to dilute each pure half gallon with 100% distilled water and hey presto, one had a full gallon of damned good Vodka-like booze, which went very well with a Bitter Lemon soft drink and a slice of lemon.
A. It took me a short while to discover how the local gay scene operated there and very obvious it was too, once one had learnt the ropes. It transpired that the whole length of the seafront in Al Khobar (about 10/12 miles up from Damman) was the main hunting area. As an Expat, though about mid-40s then even, I needed to either walk up and down or even to just sit down and wait to be approached, in the best of styles of course. Being totally sold on BLACK GUYS ONLY for years already, I was a bit fussy but it would not be long before someone to my liking would appear. Sometimes we drove off in separate cars or I would jump into theirs. One memorable evening I followed two black locals to a house not too far away, followed also by a third Saudi guy in his car. At our destination the other driver was told to get lost by my new randy hosts and we first three went into that empty residence for some sex, one after the other with me as their main dish, and all on the ruddy staircase, would you believe? They then dropped me back at the seafront where I collected my car and I went home very happy.
B (a). One Friday morning (which was their Sunday no-work day, right?), I was driving towards the beach just past Al Khobar, but still in Damman, when I was waved down vigorously by a very black guy on the opposite side of the main road. I drove round to talk with him and it turned out he was a Kenyan aged about 25/26, and soon we were inside his compound where I saw three other Kenyans too. It was going to be good, I thought to myself, but not even I was prepared for what happened in the next 30 odd minutes. To set the ball rolling, the nice first guy led me into an empty but very dusty room off the main interior area, which had a dirty mattress on the floor and little other furniture. We both undressed ourselves and he then proceeded to fuck the hell out me in various positions. He must not have had any sex for ages because he was ravenous and crazy with desire for someone to satisfy himself with, and I was that lucky guy that Friday morning.
(b) As he was leaving he asked me if I wanted his friend to visit me there too (in English of course) and when I nodded a yes, one of his black colleague soon appeared at the door and came into the room. I had remained naked, but coyly hiding my hard-on, and this new guy soon got himself fully undressed too. His style and needs were quite different from the first guy’s because this guy wanted to stand behind me and rub his hard cock up and down my rear like that for a good 5 minutes, all the while simpering loudly and rubbing my cock and balls all the while. Later, he gently got me to bend over in a half standing position, when he changed his quietness a bit and he aggressively stuck his biggish, hard black cock right up my willing rear, soon downloading himself for all he was worth.
(c). As there were no further willing partners wanting a fuck, I dressed up and drove off towards the main road. But I had to turn right and then double back for the beach and just then I saw the first guy waving madly for me to come back. I did as asked and soon I was asked to go back to the room as a third friend had just arrived and he wanted a fuck with me also. How lucky was I to be, I thought? We went into the room for my third fuck on that memorable Friday morning, and it was as different in style and technique as my first two had been. But I was not about to complain, was I??
C. At the beach eventually I was minding my own business (dressed in my swimming pants etc) when, after say 25 minutes maximum, an American sports car rolled up in a cloud of dust and a short black guy, dressed in full local garb, jumped out near to my car. He introduced himself and soon his mates arrived in another car too. Within minutes I agreed to follow them so we could have some sex together and our three cars shot off towards a quiet desert area nearby that they seemed to know. You see, in the Gulf I was discovering there was no messing around being coy and/or beating about the bush; one just went for what one wanted, just as simply as that. I managed to tell the first black guy that I ONLY wanted to play with the two other black guys in the group, and he said ‘no problem’, and that those other two were actually full brothers in fact. (Plz see the attached ‘butch’ photo on my Profile where you can see the three of five wonderful guys I had great sex with that wonderful morning near Al Khobar.) At the chosen quiet area at last, with planes landing overhead at the main local Dharhan airport, a blanket was laid on the sand and the four other guys walked away over the sand dune. I had a quickie with the first short black one. After he’d got his rocks off he went to join the others still out of sight, calling the first of the two brothers to have his turn. Then, after he’d had a good fuck, I had the second brother. We then all jumped into our respective cars and returned in convoy back to the beach. There I took the details of the first black guy and he took my contact telephone number too, as I told him I may be returning to that area in the new year. And that happened too, but on that business trip I was in a YBA Kanoo villa in Damman, but all alone to boot, thank the good Lord.
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I dont know about you but God has been kind and I discovered mine couple of days ago..... I heard from my Rohit last week and we got together the day before....As a matter of fact he,s lying in bed totally pooped out from our encounter after lunch today and we,ve been at it all afternoon...now thats what I call PARADISE. We lost touch with each other soon after school and then bumped into each other in HongKong much later on Nathan Road ,,while I was on a shopping spree with my wife and he with his. In short ,, we exchanged pleasantries and also our business cards. Some days later I had a call from him asking me if we could get together. It was as if I had found KOHINOOR DIAMOND.... I was perplexed and didnt know if it was all a dream or real. To cut a long story short we did meet up in Delhi and got together in Meridian hotel where we stayed for three whole days ...totally freaked out on each other till none of us had even a drop of cum left. We had such wild lovemaking that would put the best of North Africans or Blacks Or whatever to shame. Although both of us were worried about our marital status and although we had initial inhibitions whether it was right or whatever yet we just freaked out and believe u me it was the best time of my life..and his , too ..or so he told me and I could make out he was not shamming. God has his own ways and I discovered this....it was a very pleasant surprise to be together with the guy of my dreams... Now for the extraordinary bit.....For the first time ever after being forewarned about the rigours of AIDS....We both drank each other's cum many times as if we couldnt do without it.....Mind you..No tests no nothing...it was plain simple love.....We both trusted and just gave into each other. Please dont forget that we both are married people and such things are unheard of in India. I have no idea if I,m ill and I,m sure he is no different. But we both made love in good faith..like old times and I have no regrets whatsoever. Our next encounter is scheduled for Dusseldorf in Germany where I,ve invited him to be my guest for 2 weeks and thereafter , if all goes well, I,ll visit him in Paris where he is working as a Marketing manager and living alone. I want everyone to know that I,ve been with some of the best guys from the world over without having to pay a penny ,save for times when I,ve spent on maybe a meal. I,ve never EVER paid a dime for sex and I,ve had the best of guys of all shapes, sizes and colour from all over....and I,ve NEVER EVER been blackmailed by anyone including the dozen odd Nigerians or the dozen odd Ghanaians or cameroonians or kenyans that I went around with.....mind you ....Not ONE. God be with you all. Cheers.
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          Re: Sightseen Naked Men @ Rivers      Cache   Translate Page      
I've seen young men bathing naked on beaches along the Ghana coast especially in Accra and the West Coast. I have also seen men bathing naked outside a bath house near Grace Jones Hotel at Labadi first step junction in Accra. They paid a small fee to the attendant, were given a large enamel basin full of water, soap and flannel and they all stood outside in full view of passers by on the main road, pouring water on themselves with a plastic bowl, soaping down their naked bodies, washing their cocks, balls, assholes etc and it was all normality, no one was taking a blind bit of notice. Then one of the bathers saw a pretty young lady walking past and he got a spontaneous erection, called out to her endearingly and began swinging his long soapy erection in a very provocative manner but he lady just turned her face in the opposite direction, did her best to ignore him and walked past as quickly as she could looking quite embarrassed and feeling harassed. Of course I had a very good look, laughed and enjoyed the view as I walked past feeling my cock rising & precum wetting my boxer shorts. So, I recommend Ghana for that but I heard that other African countries are similar, especially Kenya which has many quiet or isolated beaches not much visited by tourists where you can meet very well endowed guys and enjoy hot sex in a lot of hiding places... Beaches in Togo and Benin are probably equally as good. In some landlocked countries you will also have riverside and lakeside beaches where you will see naked guys bathing. Ghana too has a lakeside beach in it's Eastern Region which I hope to try out on my next visit there. Have fun!
          KCSE credible so far, says Amina Mohamed      Cache   Translate Page      
MACHAKOS, Kenya, Nov 7 – Education CS Amina Mohamed says she believes her ministry has carried out a very credible exercise since the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams began. Speaking at Athi River in Machakos County Wednesday morning, she said her ministry has tested the systems, regulations and procedures it has put in […]
          ANY TOURIST FOR KENYA (Gay Friendly)      Cache   Translate Page      
HELLO THERE FOR AN AFFORDABLE TOURS IN KENYA THAT FAVOURS ALL DESPITE OF THEIR GENDER AND GIVES INFORMATION OF GAY FRIENDLY PLACES CONTACT :
www.twendesafarikenya.com ...Reservations :twendesafari@rocketmail.com
Phone:+254733232827
Ronny

www.tryoutkenya.com
          Gay in Kenya persecuted      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi, were you successful in your quest? Peace!
          Wow.. I guess bad guys are everywhere      Cache   Translate Page      
Ever heard that Ghanaians were doing the same thing? I mean some guys are not real gay, but pretend to be, and then blackmail the guys who visited them, because homo activities are illegal in those countries. [quote] I am an American recently travelled through Kenya. Met this guy on gaydar said his name was James but was not. Told me bullshit about what he does etc. the guy was full of bullshit and wanted to try and get me to take him to a hotel where he would have been able to set me up so the cops would bust us. Careful meeting kenyans on gaydar they will tell you bullshit. Pity for the rest of us genuine gays! [/quote] Nice Asian guy is looking for African guys in New York city for friendship and much more.
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try kenyatta beach the beach boys are mzuri!!!! luck
          re:KENYA/TANZANIA      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi. I like to know more about the gays in eastafrica. I been there several times, where can I get in contact with the guys. Please inform me, I can travel to Tanzania or Kenya (Mombasa) Slein
          "Paradise Discovered, At Last" PART 3 in Saudi Arabia      Cache   Translate Page      
This is my Gulf’s Part 3 re my first ever trip to saucy Saudi Arabia in December 1979.

(If you enjoy reading these stories then check out my autobiographic book via http://www.lulu.com and type in my pename of Jon Kwame Abbott, or use the book's title (PDAL) but in full kindly.)

(If any of you readers would like more of this plz check out the USA site http://www.lulu.com and type in Jon Kwame Abbott’s book named as per this item’s title, ie PDAL but in full)
YBA Kanoo put me into the local hotel (so good prospects there, eh?), and under the care of a very nice Brit guy called Bob. The first thing he did was to offer me half his monthly purchase of the locally produced ‘hooche’ from sugar, which was called ‘saddique’, or ‘friend’, in Arabic, I was told. One needed to dilute each pure half gallon with 100% distilled water and hey presto, one had a full gallon of damned good Vodka-like booze, which went very well with a Bitter Lemon soft drink and a slice of lemon.
A. It took me a short while to discover how the local gay scene operated there and very obvious it was too, once one had learnt the ropes. It transpired that the whole length of the seafront in Al Khobar (about 10/12 miles up from Damman) was the main hunting area. As an Expat, though about mid-40s then even, I needed to either walk up and down or even to just sit down and wait to be approached, in the best of styles of course. Being totally sold on BLACK GUYS ONLY for years already, I was a bit fussy but it would not be long before someone to my liking would appear. Sometimes we drove off in separate cars or I would jump into theirs. One memorable evening I followed two black locals to a house not too far away, followed also by a third Saudi guy in his car. At our destination the other driver was told to get lost by my new randy hosts and we first three went into that empty residence for some sex, one after the other with me as their main dish, and all on the ruddy staircase, would you believe? They then dropped me back at the seafront where I collected my car and I went home very happy.
B (a). One Friday morning (which was their Sunday no-work day, right?), I was driving towards the beach just past Al Khobar, but still in Damman, when I was waved down vigorously by a very black guy on the opposite side of the main road. I drove round to talk with him and it turned out he was a Kenyan aged about 25/26, and soon we were inside his compound where I saw three other Kenyans too. It was going to be good, I thought to myself, but not even I was prepared for what happened in the next 30 odd minutes. To set the ball rolling, the nice first guy led me into an empty but very dusty room off the main interior area, which had a dirty mattress on the floor and little other furniture. We both undressed ourselves and he then proceeded to fuck the hell out me in various positions. He must not have had any sex for ages because he was ravenous and crazy with desire for someone to satisfy himself with, and I was that lucky guy that Friday morning.
(b) As he was leaving he asked me if I wanted his friend to visit me there too (in English of course) and when I nodded a yes, one of his black colleague soon appeared at the door and came into the room. I had remained naked, but coyly hiding my hard-on, and this new guy soon got himself fully undressed too. His style and needs were quite different from the first guy’s because this guy wanted to stand behind me and rub his hard cock up and down my rear like that for a good 5 minutes, all the while simpering loudly and rubbing my cock and balls all the while. Later, he gently got me to bend over in a half standing position, when he changed his quietness a bit and he aggressively stuck his biggish, hard black cock right up my willing rear, soon downloading himself for all he was worth.
(c). As there were no further willing partners wanting a fuck, I dressed up and drove off towards the main road. But I had to turn right and then double back for the beach and just then I saw the first guy waving madly for me to come back. I did as asked and soon I was asked to go back to the room as a third friend had just arrived and he wanted a fuck with me also. How lucky was I to be, I thought? We went into the room for my third fuck on that memorable Friday morning, and it was as different in style and technique as my first two had been. But I was not about to complain, was I??
C. At the beach eventually I was minding my own business (dressed in my swimming pants etc) when, after say 25 minutes maximum, an American sports car rolled up in a cloud of dust and a short black guy, dressed in full local garb, jumped out near to my car. He introduced himself and soon his mates arrived in another car too. Within minutes I agreed to follow them so we could have some sex together and our three cars shot off towards a quiet desert area nearby that they seemed to know. You see, in the Gulf I was discovering there was no messing around being coy and/or beating about the bush; one just went for what one wanted, just as simply as that. I managed to tell the first black guy that I ONLY wanted to play with the two other black guys in the group, and he said ‘no problem’, and that those other two were actually full brothers in fact. (Plz see the attached ‘butch’ photo on my Profile where you can see the three of five wonderful guys I had great sex with that wonderful morning near Al Khobar.) At the chosen quiet area at last, with planes landing overhead at the main local Dharhan airport, a blanket was laid on the sand and the four other guys walked away over the sand dune. I had a quickie with the first short black one. After he’d got his rocks off he went to join the others still out of sight, calling the first of the