Africa Discusses the Future of a Green Economy

first_imgEgypt is hosting the 15th African Ministerial conference on the Environment. The United Nations’ bodies and the African Union’s are among numerous international organizations attending to discuss environmental challenges on the continent.last_img

Why Muslim faithful prefer dates during Ramadhan

first_imgNigeria:Why the candidates want your vote Dates are the first thing Muslims eat when they break their fasting During the Muslim’s holy month of Ramadhan, the one fruit you will see most faithful eat is the date. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim explains why those who take part in fasting, prefer dates to any other fruit Relatedcenter_img London elects first Muslim mayor Egyptians Prefer Using Bicycles to Avoid Trafficlast_img

Kenyan pupils swap textbooks for digital tablets

first_imgChildren in a school in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, are among the first to swap their dusty, and often scarce textbooks, for their digital equivalent.A local tech firm, BRCK, has designed what it calls the Kio kit, which provides tablets and a local server to students, along with licensed syllabus content in subjects like Math and English.In Kenya, just five primary schools and libraries are currently using the kit, but the company says it already has 300 orders.Like the BRCK, the tablets are designed to solve Kenyan problems like erratic power and internet connectivity.The provision of laptops for school children in Kenya was one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign pledges.last_img read more

Strawberry-Chocolate Cake

first_img Share Strawberry-Chocolate Cake.Here’s an easy-to-make layer cake that will appear as though it required hours of time. Using a boxed cake mix, ready-made frosting, and premade whipped topping takes all of the work out of the preparation.Reminiscent of a chocolate-covered strawberry, this appealing cake recipe is a good choice when you want an eye-catching dessert with minimal effort.Ingredients:1 package 2-layer-size strawberry cake mix1 cup canned chocolate frosting1 8-ounce container frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed1 tablespoon milkStrawberries Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8-inch or two 9-inch round baking pans; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter between pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool completely.Spread 2/3 cup of the frosting on one of the layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and side of cake layers with dessert topping. If desired, in a small bowl stir together remaining 1/3 cup frosting and milk. Drizzle over frosted cake. Decorate top of cake with whole or sliced berries. Makes 12 servings Sharing is caring! Tweet 147 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle Strawberry-Chocolate Cake by: – August 11, 2011 Share Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

Cubans remember Bob Marley

first_imgImage via: rockhall.comHAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) — Cuba will host a concert on October 22 to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of reggae star Bob Marley, as part of the tributes being paid throughout Latin America to the outstanding Caribbean songwriter and singer. Local and foreign singers will join their voices and music at the Havana-based Fine Arts Museums to give this concert that will count on the participation of Paul Everton and Dave West, members of the Canadian Jamaica to Toronto Project.The concert will produce a CD with some of Bob Marley’s songs, with arrangement by Roberto Garcia that combines reggae and different Cuban music genres.Robert Nesta Marley Broker (February 3, 1945 – May 11, 1981), known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican songwriter and singer considered the top figure of reggae. He was also respected for his efforts to spread the music of his homeland and for his defence of progressive governments in Jamaica, such as Michael Manley’s.Many know very well Marley’s greatest hits such as I Shot the Sheriff; No Woman, No Cry; Three Little Birds, a song he played with his band The Wailers, and so many other tunes.Caribbean News Now Share 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share EntertainmentNewsRegional Cubans remember Bob Marley by: – October 3, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Three major cocktails planned for Caribbean Week of Agriculture

first_img Tweet 32 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Three major cocktails to honor guests of the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture will form part of the activities which begins here today.Coordinator of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Edward Registe said the first one will be hosted under the patronage of the President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool this evening.He said more than two hundred and fifty farmers will be present at that cocktail.“Then on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will host a cocktail in honor of the new secretary general of CARICOM Erwin LaRoque who is a son of the soil. Then on Thursday night, the agriculture Minister will host a cocktail for his counterparts. I am hoping we will receive the support for these events,” he added.Meantime Registe says some of the participants will be engaged in a number of other activities outside of the forum.He explained that they will do an island tour and visit agricultural development sites on the island.“They will also take a tour of the Indian River, visit Emerald Pool. They will also explore some segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail. They will visit the Cabrits and the Carib Territory. Forest projects in syndicate and a visit to Emerald Pool is also on the cards,” he said.According to the Coordinator, plans have also been made to visit the Fresh Water Lake, Trafalgar Falls and the Screws Sulphur Spa.“We will also take some of them to Soufriere…they will certainly have a nature island experience,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNews Three major cocktails planned for Caribbean Week of Agriculture by: – October 10, 2011last_img read more

No guilty pleas at commencement of 2012 January Criminal Assizes

first_img Tweet LocalNews No guilty pleas at commencement of 2012 January Criminal Assizes by: – January 24, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 85 Views   no discussions Share Court gavel. When the Criminal Assizes officially opened at the Roseau High court on Tuesday most of the accused pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.This criminal assizes is dominated with cases where the charges are murder, wounding with intent, grievous bodily harm and indecent assault.Eight individuals have been charged with murder, four with wounding with intent, 3 with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, 3 with indecent assault, 2 with theft, 3 with burglary, 1 with attempted murder, 1 with manslaughter, 1 with unlawful sexual connection, 2 with attempted rape. Shane Degallerie, Sherman Webb, Kenrick Tyson, David St. John, Dean Davis, Herbert Xavier, Laurette Xavier and Manuella Williams will stand trial for murder, while Albert Stevens Jr will stand trial for attempted murder and Stebin Valentine for manslaughter.Royson Thomas and Chasrey Thomas, Julien Davis and Shannon Oden all pleaded not guilty to the charge of wounding with intent while Kiwani Jackson pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to disfigure. A warrant has been extended for the arrest of Dexter Jno. Baptiste who escaped from prison and was charged with wounding with intent.Shermel Christopher pleaded not guilty to causing grevious bodily harm with intent to Cathy Ferreria on 9th December, 2009 at Marigot and Kussy Evans also pleaded not guilty to causing greivous bodily harm with intent to Irvin Augustine on the 29th of April, 2009 at Fond Cole. Kester Timothy, Rickel Peter, Claudius Guye and Malcolm Sandy who are jointly charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Aaron Carbon of Eggleston all pleaded not guilty. Charbert Alexander pleaded not guilty to theft of $209, 323.74 from Maite Bernier and Kenrick Frantz will stand trial for theft of $24, 800. 50 worth of gold jewellery from Gina Paul.Victor Matthew and Laudrick Bruno both pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge of $28, 622. 25 worth of clothing supplies from Leroy Henderson of Goodaz Fashion, Cornelius Francis also pleaded not guilty to burglary with intent and Lenson Merrifled also pleaded not guilty to burglary of the home of Marylese Rock of Checkhall.Several of the accused individuals who appeared in Court on Tuesday did not have legal representation. Director of the Legal Aid Clinic Noreen John was able to assist these accused individuals with assistance from other attorneys at the bar table.Attorneys; Wayne Norde, Bernadette Lambert, Ronald Charles, David Bruney, Darius Jones, Peter Alleyne and Dawn Yearwood-Stewart all volunteered their services to assist the accused.Justice Brian Cottle presided over the opening of the assizes as Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brooks is on sick leave.Six trials most of them involving murder charges have been scheduled to commence when Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brooks returns to duty on the 13th of February, 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Youth minister exhorts youth to appreciate internship program

first_img Share LocalNews Youth minister exhorts youth to appreciate internship program by: – June 8, 2012 Sharing is caring! 19 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Youth Minister, Hon. Justina Charles Youth Minister Justina Charles has called on five students of the Dominica State College enrolled in a Summer Internship Program to appreciate and take advantage of that opportunity.LIME Dominica announced on Wednesday that five business students of the college were participating in an internship program to assist them in obtaining hands on experience in the areas of sales and marketing.The students are; Jacqueline Breezy, Shaidah Cruickshank, Dillon Lawrence, Phillip Rolle and Sade Samuel.“I want to exhort all of you who are benefiting from this venture to demonstrate appreciation for the effort and the investment that LIME is now making in the young people. The best way to demonstrate this is by ensuring that the combined efforts bear good fruits”. LIME Dominica Summer Internship Program interns seated in the second row behind Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando and Asa Banton.The minister also encouraged the students to show their appreciation for the opportunity by implementing and practicing what they have learnt.“This effort should be evident in the quality of service that you give to others, your ability to mentor and to provide the support to the positive development of your peers and to help in understanding the challenges confronting our youth”. She further noted that LIME’s initiative to conduct this internship program is a good example of harnessing and promoting the potential of the youth.“Too often we magnify the few negatives aligned with our youth while we cast a blind eye to the numerous positive contributions that our young people make. Through this activity, LIME Dominica is reversing that trend by playing a major role in recognizing the youth in a very big way”.The students were also encouraged to “embrace the opportunity, make the best of it so that you wouldn’t be part of those who are unemployed”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Weather advisory: weak tropical wave is approaching the region

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Weather advisory: weak tropical wave is approaching the region by: – June 14, 2012 Share Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, Issued: 6:00 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2012A tropical wave is located just east of the Lesser Antilles. This wave is expected to affect the extreme southern portion of the region later today into tomorrow. Some of these showers are expected to drift northwards over the southern Windward Islands and Dominica late tonight.Meanwhile, Saharan dust across the region will continue to result in a reduction in visibility. Sea conditions will remain moderate over the next few days. Gradual improvement is expected along the eastern coastline as the weekend approaches. However, small craft operators and sea bathers, should continue to exercise caution.Forecast for Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few scattered showers.Forecast for Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy and hazy with some scattered showers.Dominica Meterological Servicecenter_img 14 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Japan’s Kamada continues Europa scoring spree with hat-trick

first_imgThe 23-year-old Kamada hit the first after 12 minutes. Two minutes before the break he broke from the half-way line to score a second. He added a third with a header in the 53rd minute.He then turned provider, starting the move which ended with Filip Kostic hitting Frankfurt’s fourth.Kamada has not scored in 17 Bundesliga games this season, but Thursday’s hat-trick gave him six in the Europa League, all in his last three games and scored over a span of 178 minutes.Kamada hit one in the last group match against Vitoria Guimaraes and two in the last 35 minutes as Frankfurt won at Arsenal in the game before.Those six goals made him joint top scorer in the Europa League this season.He also becomes the third highest Japanese scorer in European club competition behind Shinji Kagawa, who scored 11 for Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United, and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino who has so far also scored 11. Loading… Read Also: Europa League: Wolves thrash Espanyol 4-0 in last-32 clashMinamino also has a European hat-trick, hit in a 5-2 Salzburg victory over Rosenborg of Norway in a Europa League group game last season.There was at least one other Japanese hat-trick in a European club competition. Junichi Inamoto hit three against Bologna in the Intertoto Cup final in August 2002 to qualify Fulham into the UEFA Cup.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada hit a 40-minute hat-trick on Thursday to propel Eintracht Frankfurt to a 4-1 home victory over Salzburg in a Europa League last 32 first-leg tie.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneAwesome And Unusual Staircases From All Over The World10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operas9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’last_img read more