Bikers in eastern Uganda help rural communities access emergency healthcare

first_imgIn Eastern Uganda, motorbike ambulances are helping to transform emergency healthcare services in rural communities.The bikes are swift and reliable — especially for those in need of help in a crisis.Leon Ssenyange reports.last_img

UN relocates 3,900 IDPs to new sites in Somalia

first_imgUN aid worker killed in Somalia Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought-stricken parts of the Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on March 17. Many Somalis suffering from the drought are living under al-Shabab, which controls many rural parts of southern Somalia.FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS UN lauds Somalia elections Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought-stricken parts of the Lower Shabelle regionFEISAL OMAR/REUTERSThe UN migration agency said it has relocated more than 3,900 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at risk of eviction to newly developed public sites in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said some 682 households, consisting of 3,914 individuals drawn from 12 out of 15 targeted IDP sites have been relocated to the new Baidoa public site as of June 23, one week after relocation began.“The relocation, expected to continue until July, will benefit over 1,000 households from 15 IDP sites,” IOM said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.The UN agency said the effort will support internally displaced persons with better living conditions and sustainable land tenure.The city of Baidoa which hosts an estimated 323,000 displaced people, many of whom live on private land without secure tenure agreements, are at constant risk of forced evictions, according to IOM.The UN agency said it had developed the new public site together with the South West State authorities, the Baidoa municipality and the community ahead of the relocation.The IOM says the presence of IDPs may create tension across poor communities, often because as many do establish temporary homes to live in, they raise conflicts of over land tenure and their very right to remain in place.It said thousands of IDPs are under constant threat of eviction in the city of Baidoa which currently hosts more than 323,000 displaced people, many of whom live on private land without secure tenure agreements.According to statistics, more than 11,900 individuals were evicted in Baidoa without proper notice this year just between January and March.center_img The UN, Somalia are seeking durable solutions to IDPs plight Relatedlast_img read more

Travel’s biggest, baddest bucket list!

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 59 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img My Destination, the global travel resource powered by a community of local experts, has unleashed travel’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List, in which one lucky person will get the opportunity of a lifetime – a six month, all inclusive, blogging trip around the world to a minimum of 25 international destinations and $50,000 (USD). The opportunity opens for applications from the 28th January and closes on 31st March 2013. Ben Southall, winner of Tourism Queensland’s ‘Best Job In The World’, will preside over the entrants as guest judge. To win travel’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List, it’s very straightforward to apply.Step one: Applicants must create a video application in English and up to three minutes in length telling us about your favourite destination around the world – whether that’s the city you live, your best holiday or the place you’ve always dreamed of travelling to. Step two: Upload your video together with a completed application form and travel blog-style entry to www.mydestination.com/bbb.Ten candidates will make it through to the voting shortlist, five chosen by My Destination and five selected by the world and then the final round of voting opens – be sure to encourage all your friends and family to vote for you!Entry dates:• 28th January – competition opens• 31st March – applications close• 12th April – top ten announced and final round of voting opens• 26th April – top three finalist chosen• 7th May – final winner announced• 8th June – the trip of a lifetime begins The winner will travel the world in six months in which to travel the world, all expenses paid, blogging, meeting the locals and taking part in challenges in each location. The challenges will be wide and varied, covering everything from visiting a landmark to tasting a local delicacy and staying with a family to an adrenaline pumping activity.The best part is that the winner gets to create their own six month itinerary. You will blog for My Destination throughout the trip, keeping the people back home and around the world up to date with your adventures and the new friends you have made along the way.Upon completion of all the challenges and the blogging tasks throughout the six month trip, a pot of gold will be waiting for you on your return: $50,000 (USD) for the winner to spend on anything they want – paying off that student loan, starting a business or buying a home – it really is a life changing amount of money!The dream job contest has been created in partnership with fellow travel brands Hotels.com, Travelex and Viator.Dominica Vibes News Share LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Travel’s biggest, baddest bucket list! by: – February 23, 2013last_img read more

Stena Line takes delivery of new ferry Stena Estrid

first_img*The name Estrid is connected to Stena Line’s Scandinavian heritage. It is an Old Norse eastern-Nordic version of the name Astrid. Estrid is commonly found on old runestones and means ‘divinely beautiful’. A further two of the new ferries are also destined for the Irish Sea with Stena Edda expected to commence operations from Belfast to Liverpool next spring, and a third vessel Stena Embla to be introduced on the same route in early 2021. “Taking ownership of Stena Estrid is a major milestone for Stena Line,” said Mr Mårtensson, “and is the result of a very significant investment in our Irish Sea operations that reflects our commitment to the region and will ultimately see three of the world’s most modern ferries operating between Ireland and Britain. Part of a multi-million-pound investment in the region, the new Stena Line ships will be amongst the most advanced vessels in operation and larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels. At 215 metres in length, Stena Estrid will provide freight capacity of 3,100 lane meters, meaning a 50 per cent increase in freight tonnage, and the space to carry 120 cars and 1,000 passengers and crew. “Today has been six years in the planning,” said Bjarne Koitrand, “and we are delighted to finally take ownership of the first of our five new ships. With the new crew now in place, they can start the long journey to the Irish Sea, where Stena Estrid will make her new home serving customers between Dublin and Holyhead.” “A first-class customer experience is a priority for us, so we are determined to deliver the best possible freight and travel service to our customers. Stena Estrid will provide a more environmentally sustainable way to travel with more efficient loading and unloading operations, increased freight capacity and the best Scandinavian quality, style and design in our facilities,” he added. Sea News, November 18center_img Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson said that the delivery of Stena Estrid marks the start of a very important few months for Stena Line’s Irish Sea operations: Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry Stena Estrid* following a handover ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China. Stena Estrid is the first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels that are currently being constructed. Stena Estrid will now embark on a six-week journey to its new home on the Irish Sea, where it will begin service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in January 2020. Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson attended a service officiated by the Reverend Stephen Miller of the Mission to Seafarers, who undertook the long held maritime tradition of blessing the ship, in order to bring it good luck at sea. Following the signing ceremony, Stena Line’s Technical Operations Director Bjarne Koitrand and Stena Estrid’s Senior Master Matthew Lynch and crew officially took ownership of the vessel. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Dua Batang Emas Senilai Rp897 Juta Diselundupkan di Sol Sandal Penumpang…,Budi Karya: Kereta Listrik Dipastikan Akan Ada di Ibukota Baru

first_imgPetugas yang curiga kemudian memeriksa pria tersebut dan didapatkan dua batang emas seberat 1,3 kg di bawah sandalnya. Kemudian dia diamankan dan diperiksa oleh petugas bea cukai.“Penumpang asal Afghanistan ini menyembunyikan dua keping emas di dalam sandalnya,” kata sebuah pernyataan dari Kantor Komisaris Bea Cukai Delhi.Pria ini ditangkap pada 4 Oktober 2019 kemarin dan melanggar Undang-Undang Pabean bagian 110 tahun 1962 karena membawa dua potong emas secara kolektif dengan berat 1315 kg. Kini, karena perbuatannya, pihak bea cukai dan keamanan New Delhi melakukan investigasi lebih lanjut.Hal ini mengingatkan pada kejadian pertengahan tahun 2018 lalu di mana seorang penumpang yang tiba dari Dubai menyelundupkan emas di sebuah troli ketika tiba di Bandara Internasional Chhatrapati Shijavi (CSIA). Pria ini awalnya dicegat dan dicurigai oleh petugas intilejen udara India.Namun dilepaskan, tapi merasa ada yang ganjal ketika penumpang bernama Sheikh Zulfekar Ali tersebut beerjalan keluar, petugas kembali menahannya dan memeriksa troli yang digunakan. Setelah itu ternyata petugas menemukan empat batang emas seberat 1,2 kg senilai Rs34 lakh.Emas-emas ini disembunyikan di troli dengan ditempelkan dengan dua pita perekat transparan pada pegangan logam di keranjang. Tak hanya itu, beberapa hari setelah kejadian empat batang emas, petugas bandara CSIA juga mendapatkan 15 keping emas yang dilekatkan pada kerangka troli bagasi.Baca juga: Bayi Macan Tutul Lemas Setelah Disembunyikan di Dalam Tas Bagasi KargoRute udara telah menjadi pilihan populer untuk menyelundupkan sindikat yang mempekerjakan operator dengan menjanjikan mereka imbalan yang baik untuk membawa emas melalui bea cukai.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTroli Tak Hanya Angkut Barang, di Bandara India Menjadi Tempat Penyelundupan Emas12/12/2018In “Bandara”Lagi, Calon Penumpang Kedapatan Selundupkan Emas ke Dalam Botol Suplemen Makanan23/02/2018In “Bandara”Selundupkan Emas di Toilet Pesawat, Warga Jepang Berusaha Hindari Pajak Barang Mewah09/02/2018In “Bandara” Penyelundupan barang apapun itu bentuknya tidak diperkenankan bagi setiap penumpang. Nah, baru-baru ini seorang penumpang asal Afghanistan kedapatan menyelundupkan emas seharga Rs45 lakh atau setara Rp897 juta. Penumpang tersebut menyembunyikan emasnya di bagian bawah sol sandal yang dikenakannya.Baca juga: Troli Tak Hanya Angkut Barang, di Bandara India Menjadi Tempat Penyelundupan EmasDia diamankan ketika tiba di Bandara Internasional Indira Gandhi (IGI) di New Delhi. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman dnaindia.com (6/10/2019), pria asal Afghanistan ini berangkat dari Kabul ke New Delhi dan dicegat oleh petugas bea cukai Bandara IGI tepatnya di Terminal 3.last_img read more

Homer ‘Iron Men’ had to settle for 6-6 tie against Bossier Bearkats

first_imgPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Jerry Byrd is the former sports editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune and an award-winning columnist. You can contact him by E-mail at jbsportswriter@comcast.net On Sept. 27, 1957, the fourth Friday night of the first football season in my sports writing career, I saw the Homer “Iron Men” and the Bossier Bearkats battle to a 6-6 tie at Bossier High’s Memorial Stadium.I later covered other teams that won state championships, but none of the others did it with only 18 players.The Bossier game was the district opener for Homer in Glenn Gossett’s first season as head coach. The team was playing without halfback Sammy Camp, who had suffered a shoulder separation in a season-opening 13-6 win over Ouachita.With 127-pound Daryl Ackley replacing Camp in the lineup, the Pelicans had only one first down and 32 yards total offense in a scoreless first half.In the second half, Bossier guard Nathan Allen blocked a punt by Homer’s Bobby Flurry and the ball rolled out of bounds at the Homer 14-yard line. But Bossier wasn’t able to score.Ray Wilkins gave Homer a 6-0 lead with an 80-yard touchdown run, but the extra point attempt was smothered after a bad center snap.Bossier then drove 63 yards in a dozen plays for its touchdown, a one-yard run by Johnny Mercer.The “Iron Men” outgained Bossier 63 yards to three after Mercer’s touchdown, but neither team scored again.Gossett, who was later head coach at Northwestern State, took the 1957 Homer “Iron Men” to a state championship matchup with Morgan City. But Morgan City won that game, 19-7. Wilkins, who set a Claiborne Parish rushing record with 1,782 yards and won a berth on the All-State team, had cartilage torn from his ribs in an earlier playoff game and wasn’t a major factor at Morgan City.Fred Miller, who was later an All-American at LSU and was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, represented Homer on the 1957 Class 2A All-State team, along with center Ray Weaver and halfback Wilkins. Bossier High’s only All-Stater that year was guard Rupert Procell.Bossier High won state football championships in 1942 and 1948. The 1942 Bearkats, coached by Ben Cameron, wrapped up a 12-0 season with a 27-12 victory over DeQuincy in the title game at DeQuincy.Halfback Eugene “Red” Knight, who later played at LSU, and tackle Camille Spataro were All-Staters on that Bearkat team.The 1948 Bearkats, coached by Loy Camp, finished a 9-2-1 season with a 21-0 victory over Reserve in the championship game. Both of those were Class A titles, which was the second highest classification at that time.Bossier didn’t win a state championship in 1961, but Coach Bill Maxwell’s Bearkats scored a 21-20 upset victory over Byrd, which was in the middle of its last hurrah as the dominant power in the top classification of North Louisiana high school football.Trailing by 20-7 in the third quarter of that game, the Bearkats turned it around with a screen pass from Raymond Shewmake to Neal Prather for 54 yards and a touchdown. Bossier drove 63 yards in the fourth quarter for the winning touchdown in that game. Charles Glover scored it on a one-yard run and Shewmake passed to Lee Harville for the winning point.last_img read more

Oil Search donates trophies for volleyball tournaments

first_imgVolleyball The Oil Search Foundation has donated trophies and shields worth more than K9,000 to PNG Volleyball Incorporated for its upcoming calendar events this year. The events include the national club championships (this weekend), National championships (September) and beach volleyball championships. PNGI president Kila Dick thanked Oil Search Foundation for their timely support, saying it was biggest challenge for the selectors to identify potential players to it to the national level. “But we need some form of backing as sponsors don’t come easily these days and Oil Search Foundation has been great to give their support which will go a long way to promoting the sport. “They have been generous enough to support us,” Dick said. Oil Search Founding executive director Stephanie Copus-Campell said it is part of their social obligation to promote a better and healthy lifestyle. “Sports plays a vital role with mental health aspects and we want tap into it and help. It is our very first time to support this particular sport and we are grateful to help and promote better healthy living for everyone,” Copus-Campbell said. The national club championship will start this Saturday and end with the finals on Monday (Remembrance Day).last_img read more

TAKING OFF!

first_imgRaw talent impresses in national championships ATHLETICS Specialist jumps and multi events coach Phillip Newton was at the Sir John Guise Stadium last weekend to witness the National Track and Field Athletics Championships. Newton, who has been working with Athletics PNG since 2014 was on the lookout for new talent that can be developed for the Pacific Games next year. Accompanying him was coach Luke Donatini who will perform the role of coaching director for the PNG Athletics team for the Games. Newton was particularly impressed with Robert Oa of Port Moresby who has been taking part in jumps competitions for the last couple of years. “Robert is very raw and needs to improve his running technique, but that can be easily fixed, said Newton. He has all the physical attributes to become an outstanding decathlete.” Another athlete who impressed Newton was 17-year-old Edna Erik from Lae who ran the women’s 200m and 400m. Newton recommended that she be prepared for the heptathlon. Eldon Tioti (East New Britain), Daniel Baul (National Capital District) and Shadrick Tansi (Central) who have all been on the Athletics PNG radar for a couple of years each stepped up significantly to stake their respective claims for places in the team for the 2019 Games. Tioti who has returned to his native East New Britain after completing his secondary education in Port Moresby gave Peniel Richard a very strong challenge in the long jump, finishing second with a leap of 7.15m to Richard’s 7.19m. Tansi set the scene for a high quality men’s 400m final by registering the fastest time in the heats with 49.01. However, Ephraim Lerkin and Emmanuel Wanga both used their experience and saved something for the final. Tansi improved to 48.88 in the final but had to settle for third place as Lerkin powered to a personal best 47.92secs with Wanga second. Baul won the men’s 400m hurdles in 55.00 seconds and placed fourth in the 400m final. Having the 400m hurdles heats sandwiched between the 400m heats and final on Saturday was tough on Baul and he did very well to clock 49.02 in the 400m final. Another athlete to show significant improvement was NSI-based Abel Siune who tracked Simbai Kaspar for three and a half laps before outsprinting him in the home straight to win the men’s 1500m in a huge personal best 4min 16 seconds. There were many other good performances (in fact too many to mention) including Leonie Beu who won the women’s sprint double in impressive fashion; Isila Apkup in the women’s 400m; Chelsea Garesa in the women’s 100m; Lyanne Tibu and Mary Tenge in the middle distance; and Ratu Hou in the men’s 110m and 400m hurdles. Looking at potential for the future, Donatini was impressed with the Javelin throwing ability of young Falton Hori from Jiwaka as well as East New Britain’s Bryan Adavu who threw 51.96m in the open men’s Javelin. Elizah Ryan of East New Britain was outstanding in the under 18 long jump and high jump and in the U- 16 division, Sama Kore from Central Province performed very well. On the track Julian Lei and Paias Wisil both impressed in the U-18 100m final and young Terrence Talio of NCD made the open men’s 100m final, finishing fourth behind established sprinters Michael Penny, Charles Livuan and Linus Kuravi. Young Jonnica Manau of East New Britan was the runaway winner of the U-14 girls 100m , clocking 15.63secs). Athletics PNG and its coaches will now study the results carefully and make some additions to its training squad for the Pacific Games.last_img read more

Terry appeal would be ‘a waste of time’ – Mourinho

first_imgSee also:Terry sent off but Pedro-inspired Chelsea win at West BromWest Brom v Chelsea player ratings Jose Mourinho has suggested John Terry’s red card against West Brom ought to be rescinded but that an appeal by Chelsea would be “a waste of time”.Skipper Terry was sent off in the second half of his team’s 3-2 win at The Hawthorns for a foul on Salomon Rondon.Asked if Chelsea would appeal against the decision, Mourinho said: “Normally it is a waste of time for us. I think we should, but normally it’s a waste of time.”AdChoices广告On a brighter note for the Blues boss, his side picked up their first win of the season and Pedro scored on his debut.The Spain international, signed from Barcelona this week, put his new team ahead and was involved in the build-up to their second goal.Pedro scored on his debut to put Chelsea aheadMourinho said: “He’s a very good player. It was a very good performance.“There is always a question mark because of how many top players come to England and don’t perform immediately. so it’s very nice for him to come and straightaway perform the way he did.‘I expected him to perform like that because he had a good pre-season and he played three competitive matches [for Barcelona].“He came with minutes and with intensity, so it was not a question of intensity and condition, it was a question of understanding.“We worked tactically every day since he arrived for him to try to understand the team and for the team to try to understand what he wants and needs.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR’s Grego-Cox completes loan move

first_imgSee also:QPR’s Grego-Cox could make Newport moveAdomah move could mean QPR miss out on ReachQPR line up pre-deadline signing of Polish wingerQPR youngster heading to Grimsby on loanPawel Wszolek: The lowdown on QPR’s new wingerQPR wanted Newcastle striker and PSG youngster Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Newport County have signed teenage forward Reece Grego-Cox on loan from QPR until January.West London Sport revealed earlier today that the League Two club were interested in the 19-year-old.AdChoices广告Grego-Cox has made five senior appearances but has not featured for Rangers’ first team since a League Cup tie against Carlisle more than a year ago.Rangers are therefore keen for him to pick up more first-team experience and made him available for a loan move.QPR are also hoping to loan out goalkeeper Joe Lumley, who signed a new contract at Loftus Road this week.Lumley had been lined up for a move to Gillingham but there are now doubts over whether that deal will go through.Meanwhile, QPR aim to sign Polish winger Paweł Wszołek from Italian club Hellas Verona ahead of today’s transfer deadline.last_img read more