Zimbabwe thrash 'pathetic' Lanka   
GALLE, June 30: Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century today to take Zimbabwe to a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka and pile pressure on the beleaguered Asian nation.
          Zimbabwean good Samaritan develops conservation projects in SA   

Eliot Chisango didn’t come to South Africa to improve his own life, but he came to improve the lives of others.

The post Zimbabwean good Samaritan develops conservation projects in SA appeared first on The South African.


           Zimbabwe stuns Sri Lanka with 6-wicket win in 1st ODI    
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) - Zimbabwe stunned Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka for the first time with a six-wicket win in the opener of a five-match one-day international...
           Zimbabwe coast past Sri Lanka to win 1st ODI    
Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century on Friday to take Zimbabwe to a historic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka and pile pressure on the beleaguered...
           Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange expects to return to profit in second half    
HARARE, June 30 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange Colliery expects to return to profit in the second half, for the first time since the country...
           Zimbabwe stock market's main index up 36 percent in H1    
HARARE, June 30 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main stock market index has risen 35.6 percent in the first half of this year, as investors flee low money market...
           Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe scoreboard    
June 30 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Friday in Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka...
          Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange expects to return to profit in second half   

          CAPS United back manager Chitembwe ahead of Zamalek encounter   

CAPS United have insisted that manager Lloyd Chitembwe will stay at the club despite poor start to the season. Chitembwe’s security at the Zimbabwean champions looked more precarious than ever after a poor start to the season, gaining only 13 points from their first nine league games, however, the club’s board have insisted that the manager will stay […]

The post CAPS United back manager Chitembwe ahead of Zamalek encounter appeared first on KingFut.


          Mixed response to Zimbabwe livestock development plan   

The Zimbabwe government’s plan to roll out a $300 million (m) livestock development programme aimed at resuscitating the country’s ailing meat production sector has prompted mixed reactions from industry experts.


          Editorial Comment: A good day for Zimbabwe sport   
YESTERDAY was a very good day for Zimbabwean sport with the national cricket team breaking records to beat Sri Lanka in an ODI in Galle while the Warriors hammered Seychelles to qualify for the knock-out phase of the COSAFA Castle Cup in South Africa. We join the rest of the nation in celebrating the victories...
          Rural economies key to Africa’s future   
Stephen Mpofu Correspondent When some Zimbabweans, whatever their number, rend the air at sniper shots being fired to try to demobilise Command Agriculture – the exciting new instalment in our country’s agrarian revolution – the context of their anguish must be understood, and appreciated, by people both at home and abroad for one critical reason....
          Comment on Zimbabwe stuns Sri Lanka with 6-wicket win in 1st ODI by Flash Gordon   
Lets keep up the momentum
          Comment on Mugabe flies into a storm by Mussa Mkwanda   
This old timer must retire.let new blood to resuscitate economy and bring back new zimbabwe. Thanks.
          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI   
Sri Lanka will take on Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2017 on Sunday (02 July) at Galle International Stadium, Galle. Fixture: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI/ SL vs ZIM Time/Date: 04:30 AM GMT/ 10:00...
           The game is bonds: Zim bonds    
The prospect of inflation in Zimbabwe has increased, even though the country’s central bank has resisted the temptation to print money recklessly
          The politics of factionalism in a fractured Zimbabwe   

In this blog, Elmond Bandauko from the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute looks at the divisions that are currently defining politics in Zimbabwe. The ZDI is a political think tank based in the country, established in 2012. Zimbabwean politics is going through challenging and interesting times since the end of the inclusive government and the return to […]

The post The politics of factionalism in a fractured Zimbabwe appeared first on Democracy in Africa.


          Mugabe’s rule: From Darling to Despot, and from Hope to Hunger   

In this post Jeffrey Smith explores Robert Mugabe’s time in office, and its impact on the politics and development of Zimbabwe. Jeffrey is an Advocacy Officer at the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights. The views expressed here are his own.  On 17 April, 1980, Robert Mugabe addressed a euphoric crowd in […]

The post Mugabe’s rule: From Darling to Despot, and from Hope to Hunger appeared first on Democracy in Africa.


          Making connections: mobile phone polling in Zimbabwe   

In this opinion piece, Alex Laverty argues mobile phone polling prior to elections in Zimbabwe could have made an important contribution to political parties trying to shape their policies, and election monitors trying to ascertain the degree to which Mugabe’s victory was real or rigged… For more details on the technical side of Alex’s propositions, […]

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          ‘Can’t touch this': ZANU-PF’s media victory   

The framing of the Zimbabwean elections has been fiercely contested for months now, as each side has attempted to create the context in which the poll results would be read. In the crucial period between the polls closing and the election results being announced next week, Alex Laverty argues that ZANU-PF have secured a major […]

The post ‘Can’t touch this': ZANU-PF’s media victory appeared first on Democracy in Africa.


          Power Sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe   

Alexander Noyes, who wrote a dissertation on power-sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe for the MSc in African Studies at Oxford University, has published an article on ‘Zimbabwe’s unsavoury path to peace’ published in the New York Times. In the article, Alex argues that ‘The current power-sharing government between Mr. Mugabe and the opposition prime minister, […]

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          Watch on BBC World News: eight-part series based on UNESCO’s "General History of Africa" book collection   

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Zeinab Badawi delves into the history of Africa for a brand new, eight-part series on BBC World News. The continent of Africa has a long, complex history, and its people built civilizations which rivalled those that existed anywhere else in the world. However, much of the continent’s history is not widely known, and what we are presented with often projects a distorted and partial picture. Sudan-born Zeinab travels to all four corners of Africa, interviewing African historians, archaeologists, and citizens whose accounts and stories paint a vivid picture of their continent's past and how it informs their present lives. It is a series that will inform, educate and entertain - Africa’s history told by Africans themselves.

 

Episodes

BBC World TV: Transmission dates (GMT)

   

1) Mother Africa

In the first episode Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent, examining the origins of humankind and how and why we evolved in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the genuine bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology: Lucy in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic ‘Dinkenesh' - which means 'you are marvellous’! Zeinab also spends time with a unique tribe in Tanzania, who provide insight into how we have lived, for most of our history, as hunter-gatherers. She also looks at what distinguishes us from the animal world and makes us human.

Sat 1st July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 2nd July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

2) Cattle, crops and Iron

Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of human development, travelling to meet the Masai of East Africa where she explains how humans began to domesticate animals and become pastoralists; in Zimbabwe, Zeinab visits one lively farming family and examines how we became settled and began to live from farming. She also looks at how the Iron Age transformed life in Africa and paved the way for the development of rich urban civilisations.

Sat 8th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 9th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

3) Gift of the Nile

Zeinab Badawi’s quest to uncover the history of Africa takes her to Egypt, where she explores the most famous civilisation on the continent – the ancient Egyptians. Zeinab takes you beyond the usual coverage of the pharaohs and asks first who the ancient Egyptians actually were? What was their ethnicity? What made such a great civilisation possible? How did they order their society, and what were their values?

Sat 15th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 16th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

4) The Kingdom of Kush

In the fourth episode, Zeinab Badawi travels to the country of her birth and the very region of her forefathers: northern Sudan, where she sheds light on a little know aspect of ancient African history: the Kingdom of Kush. Its kings ruled for many hundreds of years and indeed in the eighth century BC, they conquered and governed Egypt for the best part of 100 years. Furthermore Kush was an African superpower, its influence extended to the modern day Middle East. Zeinab shows you some of the best preserved of Sudan’s s 1,000 pyramids and explains how some of the customs of Kush have endured to this day.

Sat 22nd July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 23rd July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

5) The Rise of Aksum

Zeinab Badawi travels to the little visited country of Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia, to chart the rise of the Kingdom of Aksum. Described as one of the four greatest civilisations of the ancient world, Zeinab examines archaeological remains in both countries dating from many hundreds of years before Christ. She explains how the Kings of Aksum grew rich and powerful from their control of the Red Sea trade and how they were one of the first civilisations that officially embraced Christianity in the 4th century. Also find out why the Queen of Sheba and the Sacred Ark of the Covenant are so critical to the story of Aksum.

Sat 29th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 30th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

6) Kings and Emirs

In the sixth episode, Zeinab Badawi focuses on the fall of the kingdom of Aksum, and how the Christian kings that followed in Aksum’s wake left powerful legacies, especially that of King Lalibela. He is credited with building a complex of rock-hewn churches, which represent amazing feats of engineering. She also charts the arrival of Islam in this part of Africa and how the Christian kings and Muslim emirs co-existed. In the most Muslim of Ethiopia’s cities Harar: she observes the bizarre, long standing tradition of the Hyena Men of Harar.

Sat 5th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 6th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

   

7) North Africa

In the penultimate episode, Zeinab Badawi’s exploration of Africa’s rich history focuses on North Africa. She goes to Morocco to find out about the original inhabitants of the region - in particular the Berbers or Amazigh - the best known of the people of North Africa. Zeinab visits Carthage in Tunisia and explains who the Carthaginians were. She looks at the great Berber kings and how they managed to retain their influence when North Africa came under Roman rule. Zeinab shows you some of the most extensive and least visited Roman sites in Algeria.

Sat 12th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 13th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

   

8) Pagans and God

In the final episode, Zeinab Badawi examines the role of religion in Africa. To this day tens of millions of Africans are pagans, who worship a pantheon of Gods and venerate their ancestors. And many more millions of Africans incorporate pagan customs into their monotheistic beliefs. Zeinab takes you through the stages of the arrival of monotheism in Africa: first Judaism , then early Christianity and then finally Islam. She charts the rise of the powerful Islamic dynasties of North Africa, that went on to conquer Spain.

Sat 19th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 20th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

 


          Zimbabwe: Bigwigs Gobble U.S.$11 Million in Loans - Report   
[Zimbabwe Independent] SENIOR officials in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), permanent secretaries and military officials were lavished with personal loans amounting to US$11 million at a time the cash-strapped government is struggling to pay its bloated workforce, the Zimbabwe Independent can exclusively reveal.
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Powerless to Stop Roadblocks - Opposition   
[New Zimbabwe] The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an inquiry into why the government has failed to reduce the number of roadblocks in the country as indicated by Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo and his deputy, Obedingwa Mguni.
          Zimbabwe: Govt Reluctant to Sign UN Torture Convention   
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe government, which has in the past drawn criticism for its high human rights violations, has been accused of being out of step because of its lack of enthusiasm in signing the United Nations' Convention Against Torture (CAT).
          Zimbabwe: '90% Roads in Bad State'   
[The Herald] Over 90 percent of the country's close to 100 000km of road network are in bad state with an estimated $5,5 billion required for maintenance and rehabilitation, a Road Conditions and Inventory Report has revealed.
          Zimbabwe: Chinese Mining Firm Builds U.S.$7 Million Grace Mugabe School   
[Zimbabwe Independent] Even though President Robert Mugabe accuses the Chinese of looting US$15 billion in diamond proceeds, we can exclusively reveal that his wife received US$7 million from one of the Chinese mining companies to finance the construction of the Grace Mugabe Junior School.
          Book Review: Digital Apollo   

We love David Mindell's Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight. Mindell's book tells the story of "human pilots, of automated systems, and of the two working together to achieve the ultimate in flight." From our perspective, the book explains the link between what rocket scientists in the 1950s called "systems engineering" and what the cool kids in skinny jeans now call "design thinking."

Whether we're designing the first spacecraft to land on the moon, or the first phototherapy device intended for use in a low-resource hospital, the key is to start with a very clear idea of success. In the case of a rocket, the system is only successful if it brings the astronauts all the way home. In the case of a medical device, the system on works if people are willing to use it and able to successfully treat patients with it. There is no partial credit!

Another similarity is the role that we as designers imagine for the users. In the Apollo program, the two primary metaphors for the astronauts were "cowboys or cargo." Would astronauts serve as the pilots of "dumb rockets" or as passengers in an autonomous vehicle?

As pilots, the early astronauts expected to have lots of instrument data and full control of the vehicle. Rocket engineers, on the other hand, were more comfortable developing fully autonomous systems. They realized that rockets could develop problems too quickly for the human response time.

Initially, [software engineer Alex] Kosmala pictured the spacecraft with one button: "The astronaut goes in, turns the computer on and says 'Go to moon' and then sits back and watches while we did everything." Another version has the computer running two programs—"P00" to go to the moon, and "P01" to return home. [David Mindell, Digital Apollo, p. 161]
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory cartoon showing the extremes of automation. Too much automation leaves the astronauts bored, awaiting an abort, while too little overwhelms them with work. (Draper Laboratories/MIT Museum)

The Apollo system was ultimately a synthesis that combined autonomous systems with human inputs. It serves as an excellent metaphor for healthcare. Do we imagine caregivers in low-resource hospitals as "cowboys" who need lots of options and the ability to override medical device settings, or do we imagine them as "cargo," overloaded with too many patients and not enough training and grateful for machines that can reduce their workload?

As designer thinkers, we see two options for guaranteeing our desired social impact outcomes with a given medical device: provide lots of training and incentives for appropriate behavior, or create product features that make a device intuitive and easy to use.

One framework for evaluating our choices in achieving design outcomes. 

DtM's overall philosophy of making medical devices "hard to use wrong" is really a statement about our expectations for users. In the same way Apollo rocket scientists realized that too little automation would place unrealistic demands on the astronauts, we see how medical systems that expect significant amounts of prior training and user expertise are poorly suited to the needs of rural hospitals in developing countries. 

Mindell's book includes loads of other ideas that have applications in social impact design. One is Apollo's approach of "all-up testing": only investing in tests of complete systems, rather than individually testing subsystems that might not work as well together.

Another is what the Apollo team called "configuration discipline": the rigorous documentation of system changes. The logic of any given design modification has a very short half-life. What seemed like an obvious improvement on Monday can be a total mystery by Wednesday. We want to manage the product development process like a disciplined experiment. To quote Adam Savage, "Remember kids, the only difference between Science and screwing around is writing it down!"

Fantastic book, check it out! And if you buy the book through the links in this email, Amazon will send part of the proceeds to DtM! [Digital Apollo]

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This "Design Experience that Matters" series is provided courtesy of Timothy Prestero and the team at Design that Matters (DtM). As a nonprofit, DtM collaborates with leading social entrepreneurs and hundreds of volunteers to design new medical technologies for the poor in developing countries. DtM's Firefly infant phototherapy device is treating thousands of newborns in 21 counties from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In 2012, DtM was named the winner of the National Design Award.



          Zimbabwe v Seychelles   
Zimbabwe: 6 - Seychelles: 0 FT
          Re: Panic as Zimbabweans lobby for SA permit extension   

It seems like a serious case but I believe in God, prayer is a weapon that makes the impossible to be the possible Amen


          Zimbabwe: Rhino Horn, Manhood and Fingernails   
[The Herald] In the village, the size of the snake is irrelevant to its capacity to kill but that fact is mostly ignored when one suddenly bumps into a snake.
          Paula Hawkins vuelve a las librerías con 'Escrito en el agua'   

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Hace un par de años una desconocida Paula Hawkins se convertía en toda una superventas con su novela La chica del tren. La leyó (casi) todo el mundo, yo incluida, hicieron una película que también fue un éxito en taquilla y desde entonces no habíamos vuelto a saber de ella. Hasta ahora. Hawkins vuelve a las librerías con Escrito en el agua, más que dispuesta a repetir el éxito. Vuelve a publicar Planeta y cuesta 19,95 euros.

La hermana de Jules, Nel, ha muerto. Ha saltado al río del pueblo donde las hermanas pasaban su infancia y se ha ahogado. Sin embargo, Jules tiene la certeza de que su hermana nunca se hubiera suicidado, además del complejo de culpa por haber ignorado sus súplicas de ayuda justo antes de su muerte. Así, Jules volverá al pueblo, a ese río que le da pánico, a enfrentarse a secretos que se resiste a recordar y que pueden destruir su vida.

Paula Hawkins nació y se crió en Zimbabwe, pero en 1989 se mudó a Londres, donde vive desde entonces. Ha dedicado la mayor parte de su vida al periodismo pero cuando decidió dar el salto a la literatura lo hizo por la puerta grande y 'La chica del tren' se convirtió en un bestseller casi instantáneo. 'Escrito en el agua' es su segunda novela pero nadie duda de que va a intentar repetir el éxito de su hermana mayor.

Leí en su momento 'La chica del tren' y me pareció muy entretenida. Fui al cine a ver la película y me gustó mucho también, y es que ya sabéis que últimamente me ha dado por este tipo de historias. 'Escrito en el agua' va a ser una de mis lecturas de verano, uno de esos libros en los que refugiarse cuando el calor apriete y es que, por mucho que haya una historia turbia detrás... ¿a quién no le apetece darse un baño en un río?

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          VIDEO: Gajah Kejar Peserta Lari Maraton Victoria Falls   
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          LGBT Religion News Round Up, July 23, 2010   
Marriage was a big news item last week as Argentina legalized marriage for gay couples and gay Mormons condemn the LDS Church’s role in opposing the successful legislation.  In California, two polls show growing support for marriage equality.    Meanwhile, marriage equality in Washington D.C. was upheld by the Court of Appeals. In the Evangelical world, Peggy and Tony Campolo, an Evangelical Christian couple who famously disagree on gay issues, coordinated a dialogue with the Baptist Peace Fellowship in upstate New York.  Janet Edwards asked whether gay rights are an “evangelical thing.” John Blake asked whether the religious right has lost its children.  A megachurch in Las Vegas was dropped from HIV work because of its link to Martin Ssempa, the virulently anti-gay Ugandan pastor, and the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, elected a conservative leader. In mainline Protestant denominations, responses to the Presbyterian  decision on  gay clergy range from  the Rev. Peter M. Wallace saying God’s spirit was at work, to an Orthodox priest who said the opposite.  A Michigan-based gay rights group has donated $400,000 to the Episcopal Church for its use in developing marriage liturgies for gay couples and a Methodist minister and his boyfriend were attacked in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Internationally, the UK government responded to the petition opposing the Pope’s planned visit.  A meeting of faith groups in Vienna, held in advance of the 18th International AIDS Conference, was told by Netherlands AIDS ambassador Marijke Wijnroks that faith leaders can play a key role in combating HIV/AIDS.  Tel Aviv encouraged LGBT tourism with a new ‘Gay Vibe’ campaign, while the Jewish Journal highlighted Orthodox lesbians at the Jerusalem Post.  Serbian gay rights groups asked for the Orthodox Church’s help in curbing anti-gay violence.  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refused to include gay rights in a draft of the country’s new constitution, and the new primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria followed his predecessor in condemning homosexuality. Also in the mix, Daniel Burke compared the use of the Bible during the church dispute over slavery in the 19th century to the debates surrounding LGBT issues today.  Soldiers’ rights hotlines are being asked if soldiers could qualify for conscientious objector status for opposing the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ but the groups say no.  An ‘ex-gay’ coach has been accused of molesting male clients, while so-called ‘ex-gay’ Donnie McClurkin is set to attend Boston’s GospelFest.   Mike Ghouse argued that religious people should stand up for gays, Jews and Mexicans.  Finally, Lady Gaga and her “little monsters” take on Westboro Baptist Church. Subscribe to the Religion News Summary by writing "subscribe" in an email to faith@glaad.org
July 23, 2010

          Man Kills Wife After Failing To Sexually Satisfy Her   

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          Gerald McGhie - What do diplomats do?   
Dunedin-born Gerald McGhie served for 40 years as a diplomat for New Zealand, including two postings in Moscow - during Brezhnev and the Cold War years, and later during the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Yeltsin and collapse of the Soviet Union. He has also been posted to Western Samoa, New York, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, and Tonga over his long and eventful career. McGhie has just produced an insightful account of 40 years of service as a NZ diplomat, called Balancing Acts: Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat, in which, he says, he attempted to answer the question "what do diplomats do?" Retired in 2003, McGhie speaks and writes frequently on his experiences as well as on today's geopolitical environment.
          Government marking time in Mozambique peace talks, Afonso Dhlakama says   

The leader of Renamo is banking on the government’s ability to produce a revision of the constitution, a law for electing governors and for financing the provinces by the end of 2017.In an exclusive interview with DW Africa, the leader of Renamo, the largest opposition party in Mozambique, reveals Source: » Government marking time in… Read More »

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          Dzamara spared jail   

Source: Dzamara spared jail – DailyNews Live Tarisai Machakaire      30 June 2017 HARARE – Activist Patson Dzamara yesterday made an emotional plea to be spared jail saying it would strip his missing brother Itai’s children of a bread winner. Dzamara was subsequently ordered to perform 315 hours of community service at Rotten Row… Read More »

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          Moyo’s presidential bid divides opposition   

Source: Moyo’s presidential bid divides opposition – DailyNews Live Tendai Kamhungira      30 June 2017 HARARE – Former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo announced yesterday that he will run for president in 2018, but his presidential bid has been met with whispers of disapproval, especially from civic society leaders who are concerned… Read More »

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          Cops, youths in fierce clashes   

Source: Cops, youths in fierce clashes – DailyNews Live Blessings Mashaya      30 June 2017 HARARE – Motorists and commuters were caught in a cross fire of fierce clashes between riot police and angry youths during yesterday’s evening rush hour which resulted in chaos in the Central Business District (CBD). For than two hours,… Read More »

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          Norton residents protest against Mliswa   

Source: Norton residents protest against Mliswa – DailyNews Live Helen Kadirire      30 June 2017 HARARE – Norton residents have organised a demonstration against legislator Temba Mliswa arguing that his interference in town council business was disrupting service delivery. Chairperson of Residents Forum Norton chapter Samson Nduna said Mliswa’s consistent interference was causing problems… Read More »

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          Leaders must not overstay their welcome — Mudenda   

Source: Leaders must not overstay their welcome — Mudenda – DailyNews Live Ndakaziva Majaka      30 June 2017 VICTORIA FALLS – Spending too much time in leadership turns people evil, National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. Mudenda told delegates at the on-going Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) congress here that leaders who… Read More »

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          Legalise abortion: Doctors   

Source: Legalise abortion: Doctors – DailyNews Live Bridget Mananavire      30 June 2017 HARARE – Women with unwanted pregnancies must be able to undergo safe abortions in a move that could save countless lives in a country with high maternal death rate, Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has said. The Termination of Pregnancy… Read More »

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          ‘Mugabe will never align laws to new Constitution’   

Source: ‘Mugabe will never align laws to new Constitution’ – DailyNews Live Mugove Tafirenyika      30 June 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe will not align subsidiary legislation to the new Constitution because that will be tantamount to reforming himself out of power, a former Cabinet minister has said. Paul Mangwana – co-chairperson of… Read More »

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          Govt officials loot US$500m in loans   

Source: Govt officials loot US$500m in loans – The Zimbabwe IndependentJune 30, 2017 ZIMBABWE’s broke Treasury has failed to account for nearly US$570 million disbursed to unnamed beneficiaries in the form of loans, exposing bad governance, gross mismanagement of public funds and systematic looting by top officials, an explosive report by the Auditor-General reveals. Kudzai… Read More »

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          “Why l’m running for presidency”   

Source: “Why l’m running for presidency” – The Zimbabwe Independent June 30, 2017 AFTER several months of speculation, former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo (NM) yesterday launched his 2018 presidential election bid at a time the economy is underperforming, Zanu PF is engulfed in factional strife and opposition parties are yet to coalesce… Read More »

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          Pastor Evan Mawarire’s arrest a case of history repeating itself: Amnesty International   

Zimbabwean Pastor, Evan Mawarire was on Monday arrested by the police after he held prayers with University of Zimbabwe medical students protesting fee increases. Pastor Mawarire was subsequently released on Wednesday after spending two days in jail. Amnesty International called Pastor Evan's recent arrest "a classic case of history repeating itself".

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          Chapungu United vs Chicken Inn, Jul 01, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Zimbabwe Premier League, Chapungu United – Chicken Inn, Saturday, 9:00 am ET Short Preview During this match we will watch a battle between a team from the middle of a tournament table and a leader (ranked 9 and 3). The possibility to win in this match is almost balanced for both teams. Recently, the team […]
          Ngezi Platinum vs Platinum, Jul 01, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Zimbabwe Premier League, Ngezi Platinum – Platinum, Saturday, 9:00 am ET Short Preview The great teams are gonna meet at this game. The most expected match between two teams from the very top of the group (ranked 2 and 5). Ngezi Platinum will have a mini benefit in this match. Recently, the team did not […]
          BREAKING: As Nwankwo bows out, FG appoints Oniha as DMO chief   

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday approved the appointment of Mrs. Patience Oniha as the new Director-General of Debt Management Office (DMO). The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun announced the appointment in Abuja.

Oniha, from Edo State, takes over from the former Director General, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo who retired after serving for two terms of five years each. The handover formalities took place in a brief ceremony at the DMO office in Abuja.

Oniha retired as a director in the agency, served in the Efficiency Unit of the Ministry of Finance before her recent appointment as DMO Chief Executive.

The new DG contributed greatly to the success DMO achieved in the last 10 years.

During that period, DMO scored a number of firsts in its operational efforts to manage the country’s debt profile. These include the establishment of 37 sub-national Debt Management Departments for the 36 states and the FCT, culminating in the construction of the first-ever comprehensive and areliable Domestic Debt Database for all the states and the FCT in 2012; putting in place Primary Dealing-Market Making (PDMM) system for the FGN Bonds, enabling two-way quotes in the trading of FGN Bonds and, therefore, the introduction of a vibrant and liquid Secondary Market for FGN Bonds; listing of FGN Bonds on the Nigerian Stock Exchange; inclusion of Nigeria's Sovereign Bond in Global Market Indices, the JP Morgan Index and the Barclays Capital Index; issuing of Nigeria's Eurobond in the International Capital Market and its listing and trading on the London Stock Exchange; issuing of Nigeria's Sovereign Retail Bonds, the FGN Savings Bond and its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and on the FMDQ OTC Exchange.

Others are issuing of Nigeria's Diaspora Bond and the first-ever registration of Nigeria to access the Unites States financial market under the stringent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations; designing and implementing Nigeria's National Debt Management Framework; Introducing the soon to be launched first-ever Nigeria's Sovereign Non-Interest Bearing Bond: the Sukuk as well as exporting of Public Debt Management services through capacity-building support to other African countries, including the Sudan, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

Mrs Oniha is expected to consolidate on these achievements.

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          Africa's presidents keep going abroad for medical treatment rather than fixing healthcare at home - Quartz   

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          Comment on On Influence, and Using It Wisely by Ali   
Thanks for writing this, Kate. I get really frustrated seeing how irresponsible some travel bloggers can be with their choices of where to travel or which click bait titles they choose to use on their posts. Last year I read a TON of North Korea memoirs, and they were all so devastating. I couldn't ever do one of those tours knowing that there's no way to go without money into the government's pockets. I am one of the least fashionable people out there, so I don't follow fashion bloggers at all, but I can totally see how a fashion blogger could lead readers in the wrong direction, like in your Colombia example. I have a good friend who is a blogger and long term traveler who has been on the road for 4 or 5 years now, definitely well traveled, and she had a horrible time in Colombia. She read from so many bloggers, male and female, who raved about it, but her experience was totally different. She spent 2 months there (1 in Guatape and 1 in Medellin) and she felt unsafe almost constantly, was harassed and groped at all the time. It made her wonder how much other bloggers isolated themselves or sugar coated things because she absolutely does not recommend it for solo female travel. Also, I love that you wrote about the Zimbabwe issue recently. Visiting on your own and spending money at local shops is completely different than going as part of a conference that's sponsored by a corrupt government. Like you said, there are responsible ways of visiting many places in the world, but you have to do your research. Totally unrelated, but I saw someone above mention you had some Trump hotel ads. Can Mediavine block specific URLs? I have AdThrive and they're great about blocking specific URLs for me, and when I saw a Trump hotel on my own site, they went through and blocked as many Trump-related URLs as they could. Worth asking Mediavine if they can do the same instead of having to block an entire category.
          Buzz of Success in Zimbabwe's Forests   

Until recently, beekeeping was of little interest to most Zimbabweans living in the country's eastern district of Mutasa, a lush green mountainous region about 350 kilometers (217 miles) from the capital Harare. It was a niche business like many others.

That has changed dramatically since the nonprofit organization Environment Africa started encouraging locals to get into the beekeeping business as a means of providing alternative livelihoods and protecting the forests.


          Zim Warriors demolish Seychelles 6-0   
from OFENTSE OLERILE in Rustenburg in South Africa RUSTENBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwe Warriors were on the rampaging when they demolished Seychelles 6-0 in a thrilling Cosafa Castle Cup Group B encounter played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Friday evening. The Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambwa coached Warriors were in a no compromising mood as […]
          Zimbabwe scholars eviction reversed, pastor freed   
From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – COURTS have ordered the University of Zimbabwe to allow some 600 medical students to return to halls of residence and freed government critic, Pastor Evan Mawarire, arrested for showing solidarity with the evicted students. High Court Judge Justice Nyaradzo Mungangati-Manongwa has granted an order sought […]
          248515-2017: Zimbabwe-Harare: FED — Assistance technique au projet APE (Tazepa)   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 31-07-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          Book Review: Digital Apollo   

We love David Mindell's Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight. Mindell's book tells the story of "human pilots, of automated systems, and of the two working together to achieve the ultimate in flight." From our perspective, the book explains the link between what rocket scientists in the 1950s called "systems engineering" and what the cool kids in skinny jeans now call "design thinking."

Whether we're designing the first spacecraft to land on the moon, or the first phototherapy device intended for use in a low-resource hospital, the key is to start with a very clear idea of success. In the case of a rocket, the system is only successful if it brings the astronauts all the way home. In the case of a medical device, the system on works if people are willing to use it and able to successfully treat patients with it. There is no partial credit!

Another similarity is the role that we as designers imagine for the users. In the Apollo program, the two primary metaphors for the astronauts were "cowboys or cargo." Would astronauts serve as the pilots of "dumb rockets" or as passengers in an autonomous vehicle?

As pilots, the early astronauts expected to have lots of instrument data and full control of the vehicle. Rocket engineers, on the other hand, were more comfortable developing fully autonomous systems. They realized that rockets could develop problems too quickly for the human response time.

Initially, [software engineer Alex] Kosmala pictured the spacecraft with one button: "The astronaut goes in, turns the computer on and says 'Go to moon' and then sits back and watches while we did everything." Another version has the computer running two programs—"P00" to go to the moon, and "P01" to return home. [David Mindell, Digital Apollo, p. 161]
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory cartoon showing the extremes of automation. Too much automation leaves the astronauts bored, awaiting an abort, while too little overwhelms them with work. (Draper Laboratories/MIT Museum)

The Apollo system was ultimately a synthesis that combined autonomous systems with human inputs. It serves as an excellent metaphor for healthcare. Do we imagine caregivers in low-resource hospitals as "cowboys" who need lots of options and the ability to override medical device settings, or do we imagine them as "cargo," overloaded with too many patients and not enough training and grateful for machines that can reduce their workload?

As designer thinkers, we see two options for guaranteeing our desired social impact outcomes with a given medical device: provide lots of training and incentives for appropriate behavior, or create product features that make a device intuitive and easy to use.

One framework for evaluating our choices in achieving design outcomes. 

DtM's overall philosophy of making medical devices "hard to use wrong" is really a statement about our expectations for users. In the same way Apollo rocket scientists realized that too little automation would place unrealistic demands on the astronauts, we see how medical systems that expect significant amounts of prior training and user expertise are poorly suited to the needs of rural hospitals in developing countries. 

Mindell's book includes loads of other ideas that have applications in social impact design. One is Apollo's approach of "all-up testing": only investing in tests of complete systems, rather than individually testing subsystems that might not work as well together.

Another is what the Apollo team called "configuration discipline": the rigorous documentation of system changes. The logic of any given design modification has a very short half-life. What seemed like an obvious improvement on Monday can be a total mystery by Wednesday. We want to manage the product development process like a disciplined experiment. To quote Adam Savage, "Remember kids, the only difference between Science and screwing around is writing it down!"

Fantastic book, check it out! And if you buy the book through the links in this email, Amazon will send part of the proceeds to DtM! [Digital Apollo]

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This "Design Experience that Matters" series is provided courtesy of Timothy Prestero and the team at Design that Matters (DtM). As a nonprofit, DtM collaborates with leading social entrepreneurs and hundreds of volunteers to design new medical technologies for the poor in developing countries. DtM's Firefly infant phototherapy device is treating thousands of newborns in 21 counties from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In 2012, DtM was named the winner of the National Design Award.



          7/1/2017: Sports: The Great Games: Zimbabwe Thrash Sri Lanka by 6 Wickets   
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          WHITHER THE WOOLLY CHEETAH?   

The only known illustration of a woolly cheetah (Public domain)

Nowadays, the once-obscure, elusive king cheetah, a mutant morph of the normal cheetah Acinonyx jubatusfamously adorned with an ornate patterning of stripes and blotches very different from the latter species' polka-dotted wild-type counterpart, is enjoying a well-earned scientific renaissance.

In marked contrast, however, a second, equally eyecatching cheetah form seems to have vanished without trace into the mists of scientific anonymity, after only the briefest of spells in the zoological limelight.

A king cheetah, famed for its exquisite and very elaborate markings, produced by a mutant gene allele (© Steve Jurvetson/Wikipedia – CC BY 2.0 licence)

On 19 June 1877, Philip L. Sclater, longstanding secretary of the Zoological Society of London, recorded in its Proceedings (i.e. the PZSL) the acquisition by London Zoo of a most unusual cat - male and apparently not fully grown - which he described as follows:

It presents generally the appearance of a cheetah (Felis jubatus) [the cheetah's old scientific name], but is thicker in the body, and has shorter and stouter limbs, and a much thicker tail. When adult it will probably be considerably larger than the Cheetah, and is larger even now than our three specimens of that animal. The fur is much more woolly and dense than in the Cheetah, as is particularly noticeable on the ears, mane and tail. The whole of the body is of a pale isabelline colour, rather paler on the belly and lower parts, but covered all over, including the belly, with roundish dark fulvous blotches. There are no traces of the black spots which are so conspicuous in all of the varieties of the Cheetah which I have seen, nor of the characteristic black line between the mouth and eye.

Evidently this brown-blotched felid appeared very different from the usual form - to the extent that Sclater stated that it was impossible to associate it with this. Instead, he proposed for it the temporary name of Felis lanea, the woolly cheetah. It had been obtained from Beaufort West, South Africa, and, as Sclater himself remarked: "It is difficult to understand how such a distinct animal can have so long escaped the observations of naturalists".

One other matter is also difficult to understand, and remains a source of confusion concerning this mystery cat. Sclater referred to its markings as 'blotches', but in the illustration that accompanied this report, the creature was depicted with numerous tiny spots!

The PZSL 1877 chromolithograph of the woolly cheetah that accompanied Sclater's report of it (Public domain)

A year later, on 18 June 1878, Sclater noted in the Society's Proceedings that he had received a letter from a Mr E.L. Layard, informing him that a second woolly cheetah was currently preserved in the South African Museum. Like the first, it had been procured from Beaufort West. It had been killed by Arthur V. Jackson who, like Layard himself, assumed that it was an erythristic (abnormally red) variant of the normal cheetah. At the end of this item, in answer to an enquiry by Layard, Sclater recorded that the claws of the London Zoo specimen were non-retractile.

Sharing Sclater's own bewilderment as to how so large and unusual an animal could have evaded scientific detection until then, many zoologists had grave reservations concerning his optimism that the woolly cheetah constituted a totally separate species. In 1881, English biologist Dr St George J. Mivart commented that the noted American zoologist Prof. Daniel G. Elliot regarded this felid simply as a variety of the known cheetah species (curiously, Mivart ascribed the presence of a stripe to one side – but not both sides – of the woolly cheetah's muzzle when describing this feline form in his book The Cat, a feature not mentioned by Sclater, and in any event highly abnormal, thereby confusing the issue even further).

Dramatis personae in the woolly cheetah saga: Philip L. Sclater (public domain), Dr St George J. Mivart (Wellcome Images/Wikipedia – CC BY 4.0 licence), and Prof. Daniel G. Elliot (public domain)

By then, London Zoo's specimen had died, and Elliot's opinion received support from the discovery by eminent mammalogist Oldfield Thomas of the then British Museum (Natural History) – now known as the Natural History Museum – that this cat's skull did not differ from that of any other cheetah.

On 4 November 1884, Sclater recorded in the PZSL a woolly cheetah skin sent to him by the Reverend G. Fisk, again obtained from Beaufort West. In comparison with the zoo specimen, this example was more distinctly spotted, less densely furred, and rather smaller in size. Reverend Fisk believed that these differences were due to the specimen being a female, an explanation accepted by Sclater, who felt that this new skin consolidated his opinion concerning the woolly cheetah's separate status. The rest of the scientific world, conversely, remained unconvinced, so that since then it has been regarded as merely an unusual variant of the typical cheetah species.

A normal, polka-dotted cheetah (public domain)

The woolly cheetah may indeed be nothing more surprising than an atypical colour morph – perhaps a partial albino, as suggested by king cheetah researcher Lena Bottriell and felid geneticist Roy Robinson, or an erythristic version, as opined by Jackson and Layard. At the same time, Sclater's more radical views can also be appreciated, because this cat form differs from the typical cheetah not only in colour and markings but also in fur density and even in relative limb length. Simple colour variants do not generally exhibit such pronounced differences as these from normal individuals of the same species. Its shorter limbs suggest a non-cursorial life - could it possibly have been a forest form?

It is worth noting that a 'lion-like forest cheetah' known as the kitanga was described in the 20th Century's early years to Major G. St J. Orde-Brown by the Embu natives of south-eastern Kenya (as recorded by Kenneth C. Gandar Dower in his book The Spotted Lion, 1937,  chronicling Dower's own searches for another of Africa's mystery cats, the elusive marozi). Moreover, according to correspondent Owen Burnham who lived there for many years, a comparable felid has occasionally been reported from the little-explored forests of Senegal, West Africa, where this region's subspecies of the typical cheetah, A. j. hecki, is extremely rare.

A pair of marozis or spotted lions (© William M. Rebsamen)

The possibility of a cheetah form becoming modified for life in this type of habitat is by no means implausible. On the contrary, even the normal spotted form is not an exclusive denizen of the savannahs. This was well demonstrated in March 1983, when Lise Campbell spied a single cheetah at a height of 2.5 miles in the vicinity of the Sirimon Track in the moorland zone of Mount Kenya. She had a second sighting later that day of what may have been the same animal, even higher, amidst the tufted high-altitude grass, and documented her observations in an East African Natural History Society Bulletincommunication (May-June 1983).

As for the woolly cheetah: according to mammalogists Daphne Hills and Dr Reay Smithers in their Arnoldia Zimbabwe paper of 1980 (concerning the king cheetah), this odd form no longer occurs in Beaufort West. Presumably, therefore, it is extinct, and the chance to investigate further its precise taxonomic status similarly lost. Or is it? The Natural History Museum owns the skin of London Zoo's specimen – so now, with the ever-advancing techniques of DNA-based genetic analyses readily available to researchers, perhaps it may be possible to carry out some such tests upon small samples of this skin and finally reveal the precise genetic identity of the mystifying woolly cheetah.


This ShukerNature blog article is excerpted and expanded from my book Mystery Cats of the World.







             
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sat. June 24, 2017--Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe
Listen to the Sat. June 24, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire.

To hear the podcast of this program just click on the website below:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/panafricanjournal/2017/06/25/pan-african-journal-worldwide-radio-broadcast-1

The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on a response by the Movement for Black Lives to an article questioning their presence in recent protest actions; the Syrian government has celebrated the Day of Al-Quds amid an escalation of fighting inside the country; there has been a sharp response in Ghana to statements by a former conservative president on the role of the nation's founder Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has spoken to young people inside the country emphasizing the need for national unity.

In the second hour we continue our monthlong focus on Black Music Month with a segment on Duke Ellington.

Finally we look at the situation in Yemen through a rebroadcast of a Global Research News Hour program on Yemen.

             
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Rejects Bill
By Zvamaida Murwira
Herald

President Mugabe has rejected the ZEP-RE Bill (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement) that seeks to provide some quasi-diplomatic privileges and immunities on a regional reinsurance company established by an agreement of the Preferential Trade Area member States, now referred to as Comesa.

The Head of State and Government and Commander-In-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces withheld his assent on the Bill, which sailed through Parliament two months ago.

President Mugabe rejected the Bill after he exercised Section 131 (6) of the Constitution, which confers him such right whenever he has reservations on a proposed law that would have been sent to him for assent by Parliament.

Parliament is now set to sit as a committee to consider the reservations and Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has since made the necessary amendments to accommodate President Mugabe's reservations.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda, has since notified the House of the President's objection.

"His Excellency, the President, informed Parliament on June 2, 2017 that he had not assented to the ZEP-RE (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement) Act No. 4 of 2017 owing to reservations pertaining to the last paragraph of the preamble on the top page of the Act," he said.

"The President noted that the sentence in question was not clear on what should be done and who was responsible for the stated enactment.

"Thus, in order to facilitate the reconsideration of the Bill, the Bill now stands recommitted to the committee of the whole House pursuant to Standing Order Number 121 (3) of the National Assembly."

The Bill has since been restored on the Order Paper of the National Assembly and would soon be reconsidered to accommodate President Mugabe's reservations.

A source close to the Bill indicated that President Mugabe rejected the Bill after noticing an error on the preamble that had the effect of creating wrong impression on the law making process.

According to the proposed amendment, a new preamble has since been made to address the concerns.

The revised Bill deleted the word "the company", which had been listed together with Parliament and President of Zimbabwe to make the Bill read as follows: "Now, therefore, be it enacted by the Parliament and President of Zimbabwe."

"The impression that had been created by the manner in which the Bill was initially drafted was that the "company" constituted the legislative machinery, yet it is Parliament and the President who are charged with that duty of lawmaking," said a source.

The Bill seeks to give legal effect to a regional reinsurance company by conferring it a quasi-diplomatic status as a creation of Comesa to enable it to open branches in the country.

In September last year President Mugabe rejected the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) after he cited section 56 of the Bill, which he said was not consistent with section 65 of the Constitution, as it sought to suspend operations of the labour laws in special economic zones.

Parliament addressed the concerns and the law was eventually operationalised by the President.

             
Zimbabwe: We Never Banned War Vets Meeting, Say Police
Chief National Police Spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba.

By Sydney Kawadza
Herald

Police have dismissed a message that was circulated on social media yesterday claiming they had banned a public gathering by Zanu-PF supporters and war veterans.

In a statement, acting national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the message was false.

"The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to dismiss a false message circulating on the social media platform to the effect that police in Harare have denied war veterans/children of war veterans the opportunity to hold a public gathering or demonstration.

"The purported message from Officer Commanding Police Harare Central District, who is the Regulating Authority in terms of the Public Order and Security Act, Chapter 11:17, is false," he said.

Chief Supt Nyathi said no notification of any meeting or gathering had been received by the police.

"The ZRP has therefore launched full- scale investigations to establish the origin and motive of the false message," he said.

Chief Supt Nyathi warned individuals or syndicates bent on causing alarm and despondency in the country through unfounded messages that the full wrath of the law would be applied without fear or favour.

             
Zimbabwe Government to Consolidate Zesa Operations
By Tinashe Makichi
Zimbabwe Herald

ZESA Holdings operations could soon be merged into one structure as Government is moving to contain costs and improve efficiency at the utility.

Deloitte Consultants are finalising a study expected to persuade Government to consolidate ZESA Holdings operations, as the current structure is considered costly and unsustainable.

The latest move by Government is informed by concerns over corporate governance conflict within the group in terms of mandate, delivery and decision making, according to sources

The Electricity Act (Chapter 13:19) provided for the formation of five successor companies each with its own board of directors.

The companies include the Zimbabwe Power Company, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Company, Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company, ZESA Enterprises and Powertel Communications.

The existence of individual boards for subsidiary companies has seen the group becoming top heavy.

Also there were cases where there was duplication of roles and parroting of the holdings board's decision by subsidiary boards.

Energy and Power Development Permanent Secretary, Patson Mbiriri confirmed to The Herald Business that a study is being carried out aimed at improving efficiency at the power utility.

"Deloitte Consultants are finalising a study on how the ZESA Group can be rendered more efficient. Government will consider their recommendations as and when they are made which should be very soon," said Mr Mbiriri.

Under the current set up, sources said that the role of subsidiary boards still remained unclear and that there was a corporate governance conflict in terms of throughput and the decision making matrix.

"It has become costly for the group that subsidiary boards have to sit over a decision already made by the holding company board and all they do is to mimic what the holding board has already resolved," said a source at the power utility.

Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge recently said Cabinet had made a decision in the past that ZESA must be unbundled and another different decision is in now in the offing.

"I think circumstances are now different and now there is a talk that ZESA is top heavy and we should look at the cost structure and that is what is happening.

"Nothing is permanent and things change. You can unbundle today perhaps 20 years to come you go back to the old situation depending on the dynamics. A report is going to be submitted to me, then I will present it to Cabinet," said Minister Undenge.

             
Zimbabwe: Zinara Suspends Top Brass
By Takunda Maodza
Zimbabwe Herald

Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has suspended its top brass in finance, administration and human resources departments on charges which include violating tender and procurement procedures, The Herald has learnt.

Director, administration and human resources Mr Precious Murove, finance manager Mr Shadreck Matengabadza and administration manager Mr Peter Bweterere were suspended on Wednesday.

The trio's suspension came a week after Zinara suspended its finance director Mr Simon Taranhike. While details on Mr Taranhike's suspension are still sketchy, it is reportedly linked to non-adherence to prescribed processes and procedures.

The Herald understands Mr Taranhike violated procedures in the repayment of a loan to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). The bank is said to have lent Zinara $206 million towards the rehabilitation of the Plumtree-Mutare Highway.

Zinara spokesman Mr Augustine Moyo yesterday confirmed the suspension of Messrs Matengabadza, Murove and Bweterere.

He said Messrs Murove and Matengabadza were suspended for not following tender and procurement procedures, while Mr Bweterere shares his charges with Mr Taranhike.

"I am driving from Victoria Falls from a ZNCC conference and that is the little I have got," said Mr Moyo. Mr Murove refused to comment on the matter yesterday, referring all questions to Zinara chief executive Engineer Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa.

The ZINARA-DBSA deal has been shrouded in controversy.

In November last year, The Herald reported that South African businessman Mr Niko Shefer was alleged to have siphoned millions of dollars from Zinara as facilitation fees for the $206 million loan secured from DBSA.

Zinara was depositing a staggering $300 000 every month into Mr Shefer's FNB account in South Africa for his services, that is linking Zinara to DBSA.

The contract runs for 10 years.

Mr Shefer reportedly charged two percent of the loan amount extended to the road fund. At the lapse of the 10-year contract between Zinara and Mr Shefer, the road fund would have paid him $36 million.

The money Mr Shefer is receiving is over and above the interest that Zinara is paying to DBSA for the $206 million loan. Mr Shefer used four different companies to claim money from Zinara.

These are Sela, Sentinelle, Santanah and Golden Road.

Earlier this year, we also reported that GROUP Five, a South African firm contracted to upgrade the 800km Plumtree-Mutare highway in the $206 million deal, reportedly swindled Government of close to $50 million.

The Johannesburg-headquartered construction concern allegedly coerced ZINARA to pay Value Added Tax and inflated costs. ZINARA then demanded repayment within seven days and it is still not clear if the road administration got anything back.

             
Zimbabwe: '90pc Roads in Bad State'
By Nyemudzai Kakore
Zimbabwe Herald

Over 90 percent of the country's close to 100 000km of road network are in bad state with an estimated $5,5 billion required for maintenance and rehabilitation, a Road Conditions and Inventory Report has revealed.

The report noted the existence of 310 000 features on 97 000km of road network, which include road signs, bridges and street lights.

Addressing delegates after receiving the report yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo said road authorities had an obligation to protect the initial investment in the country's road network.

"It is important to note that a credible database has a direct bearing on the future success of Government in terms of planned necessary interventions. I need not to overemphasise that success or failure in road infrastructure is measured by the impact it has on the economy and upon the lives of the ordinary people," he said.

"It is my hope that the database will provide an appropriate opportunity for road authorities and Zimbabwe National Roads Authority to interact on the basis of equality, partnership and common good to develop new strategies to steer the institutions in the cause of infrastructural development in line with Zim-Asset Infrastructure Cluster."

The survey was done by the Zimbabwe Local Government Association (ZILGA) and ZINARA.

It cost an estimated $1,7 million.

The report indicates that the District Development Fund has 25 034km and the Department of Roads 18 431km.

Rural District Councils have 40 205 km, Urban Council 11 333 km while 3 046km was not owner classified.

The report also indicated that 29 100km of the road network is in very poor condition, 37 967 in fair condition, 16 557 km was good condition and 7 913km in very good condition while 6 510km of roads were not computed because of lack of information.

             
Zimbabwean in China Finds Strength to Battle Stereotypes of the Continent
By Claudine Housen
Global Times
2017/6/29 23:20:14
 
Samantha Sibanda (right) presents Zimbabwean Ambassador to China Paul Chikawa with the 2017 Pride of Africa Asia Award for African Man of the Year. Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Sibanda

Zimbabwean Samantha Sibanda wants to alter perceptions of Africa in Asia by first inspiring the members of its diaspora.

For two days before the 2017 Pride of Africa Asia Awards in Beijing, Sibanda, its organizer, did not sleep. She was so committed to finalizing the finishing touches on the June 24 event that sleep became unimportant. But listening to her passionate welcome speech to the audience gathered that night, no one would have had any inkling of her fatigue.

"If I am saying to people to appreciate Africa, where does it start? You have to start with Africans; it has to start with us. We have to appreciate ourselves for the world to start to appreciate us," said Sibanda, 39, to rousing applause.

The event, and many others like it, which Sibanda hosts under the banner of her Appreciate Africa Network, is a labor of love fueled by a desire to change negative stereotypes of Africans.

"The reason we are appreciating Africa today is so many times when you walk around in Asia, people when they see us, they either think we are teachers, or they think we are drug dealers," Sibanda explained to the audience. "No one believes that we are capable of doing something good [other than being a teacher]. So, in this forum today, I just want to tell each and every one of you to try and showcase the talent that Africa has - the talent that people are not talking about."

The early years

The only girl among eight children born to Elizabeth and Benjamin Sibanda in Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, Sibanda, a mother of two, started learning Chinese to communicate better with the Chinese staff at a restaurant she frequented back home.

Later, as one of the first set of students to take language classes at the Confucius Institute at the University of Zimbabwe, she was invited to participate in its first cultural exchange trip about a decade ago.

While touring Guangzhou with the program, Sibanda was exposed to the many business opportunities and decided to create a plus-size clothing brand for her boutique back home. Two years later, in 2009, she decided to settle in China and moved to Beijing to work as a teacher. But the difference in the way she was treated compared to her white colleagues left a bad taste in her mouth.

"At my first job here in China they offered me 5,000 yuan ($737) and the white teachers were getting 10 [thousand] and above," Sibanda said. "Teachers talk, and I felt bad."

The school would also deliberately leave her out of photo shoots for its marketing materials, and when summer came, they would make her prepare a curriculum and give it to a white teacher because she did not have the "right face" to teach summer camp students. Some parents would also object to a black woman teaching their kids.

It was hard, but Sibanda remained quiet. She channeled her hurt into earning a master's degree in psychology while working full-time as a teacher.

A fire is lit

After graduating, Sibanda still found it difficult to get a suitable job, so she applied for an MBA through North China University of Technology and the Esuene Business School in Spain. But the racism from her classmates and teachers was worse. This time the people with the prejudices were foreigners.

"I was the only African and only black student in that class. From day one, no one wanted to sit with me. No one wanted to work with me," said Sibanda. "We only had two Chinese in my class. It was that bad."

Initially silent, Sibanda focused on the fact that she was getting the same quality education as her classmates, until one day a Spanish teacher went too far, and she erupted.

The topic of the class was stereotypes. The teacher went around the room asking about stereotypes and had prepared videos of the different countries. But when it came to Sibanda's country, instead of images of Zimbabwe, the teacher used images of the Maasai people in Kenya to represent all of Africa.

"She said 'imagine if you take this African man and put him in a car. He is more likely to die of a heart attack than if you put him in a den of lions,'" Sibanda recalled.

"I completely lost it. I won't lie. I walked out of the classroom and stayed away from school for a week."

It was like the entire world saw Africa as a dumping ground, Sibanda said, and it angered and disturbed her.

"That was when I decided that I would teach them. During an MBA, you have to register a company, so I registered the Appreciate Africa Network. I launched it on June 29, 2013. The reason I launched it was because of the stereotypes that people have of Africa."

Challenges

Four years later, Sibanda still has that fire in her belly. Since then, she has staged an Africa Night Speech Contest in which students tell the audience and judges about their country, a Miss Plus Size event to address body shaming, and a Discover Africa Academy in addition to the Pride of Africa Asia Awards on a near annual basis.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Zimbabwe, a master's and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of East London, an MBA from the Esuene Business School in Spain, and a post graduate diploma in education from the University of Nottingham in the UK. But even with all this, she still faces many obstacles in bringing her projects to fruition, even from her fellow Africans.

She said getting support from members of the African community is often a challenge as some of them have disassociated themselves from the continent in order to get a better social footing. Some have even lied and said they are American or Caribbean to get jobs, she said.

"I blame the media. The only thing that they report on is disease and poverty. But Africa is 56 countries, and in the 56, there is a small area where people live in poverty. There are houses, infrastructure, wealth and minerals, but people don't want to talk about that," she said.

"It is important to clear up these stereotypes and misconceptions because it is not true. Also, the more people think lowly of Africa, the more they will never appreciate us because to them we are like slaves. They don't feel we deserve. Like I was saying about pay, to them it's like you are an African, [so whatever they give you] is enough because back home you have nothing."

During the event, Sibanda handed out 38 Pride of Africa Asia Awards to African students and embassies as well as non-Africans who are debunking stereotypes of the continent. More than a quarter of the audience was Chinese.

When asked what keeps her going, Sibanda said her kids and her love for her country suffice.

She said living in a foreign country has opened her eyes to some of the negative stereotypes of Africa and has forced her to dig deep to change the narrative.

"China made me love my country, maybe even more than I would have back home," she said. "China has given me that strength to stand up and be brave and tell people where I come from."

          Sindrom Kurang Gula, Nasi Dagang & Mat Over   

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Gula ialah salah satu bahan asas yg diperlukan tubuh badan kita.

Pengambilan gula dilakukan dgn menyudu gula secara terus ke dalam tembolok, melalui minuman dan pemakanan.

Keperluan gula utk seorang dewasa hanyalah satu sudu teh sehari shj.

Arwah atuk aku kuat minum manis sehinggakan separuh gelas tehnya dipenuhi susu pekat. Tapi dia tukang rumah yg berkerja keras, setiap kalori susu pekat manis itu digunakan sepenuhnya. Sehingga akhir hayatnya beliau bebas dari kencing manis, darah tinggi atau sakit jantung.

Tapi Dol, kalau lu kerja opis 9-5 buat tabiat macam tu, cepat lu meninggal.

Kahkahkah!

Budak2 telebih gula2 boleh menyebabkan mereka berkelakuan hyper-active. Kurang gula boleh menyebabkan kemurungan/depression. Manakala berlebihan gula menggemukkan, contohnya bini Lebai Wasatiyah.

Kahkahkah!

Kajian saintifik juga telah mendapati kekurangan gula boleh menyebabkan sistem tubuh badan tidak dapat berfungsi dgn baik.

Suatu ketika dahulu sebuah penjara di England dgn pengawasan ahli perubatan telah menjalan kajian terhadap sekelompok banduan, yg mana diet yg diberikan kpd mereka dalam satu tempoh tertentu tidak mengandungi gula.

Hasilnya menggembirakan. Semuanya jadi macam orang gila. Kahkahkah!

Juga tahanan-tahanan di Guantanamo Bay tidak diberikan gula utk melemahkan semangat dan seterusnya banyak maklumat dgn mudah dapat diperolehi dari mereka.

Kita di Msia bumi bertuah, gula masih mudah diperolehi. Harga gula kita masih terendah di rantau Asean. Jauh lebih murah Belanda. Murah ya amat kalau dibandingkan dgn Zimbabwe yg mana rakyatnya terpaksa menggigit batang tebu kalau nak merasa manis.

Kahkahkah!

Kita harus berterima kasih kpd FGV kerana telah mengambil monopoli gula dari Robert Kuok. Tak kisahlah kalau dulu harga gula cuma RM1-00 sekilo, kemudian mencanak RM1-50. Mencanak lagi sehingga RM2-95 sekarang dan ada ura-ura nak naik lagi harga sebanyak 0-30 menjelang Ramadhan ini.

Apa ada hal. Msia masih aman. Kahkahkah!

Masyarakat kita pengguna gula yg tegar. Bubuh la harga tinggi mana pun, kita tetap beli.

Cuma jangan kurang gula. Pantang.

Kalau kurang gula dalam nasi dagangnya, tu yg jadi macam Mat Over. Kahkahkah!

Mat Over ni mungkin budget ciput dan berjimat cermat. Pandai-pandai kurangkan gula. Sekarang dah jadi tak berapa betul menampor orang sana sini. Kahkahkah!

Nasib baik yg ditampornya Si Teo. kalau ditampornya Si Najib? Lagi haru.

Kalau ditampornya pulak Tua Guru HaHa?? Dah la kawan tu baru keluar ICU.

Kahkahkah!

Sindrom kurang madu tualang
Sapa2 yg takut terkena sindrom kurang madu tualang, sila klik gambar botol di sebelah kanan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
Malam ni malam Jumaat. Cuma buat la persiapan utk malam Jumaat minggu depan. Kan?
Kahkahkah!



          DailyTimes | Zimbabwe thrash ‘pathetic’ Sri Lanka in one-day battle   
GALLE: Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century on Friday to take Zimbabwe to a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka and .
          Comment on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visits Mizeki festival in Zimbabwe, delivers sermon by Ishanesu Gusha   
it was really a blessing to have the Presiding Bishop as our guest preacher. His sermon will go down the memory lane for a long time.
          Zimbabwe - the current situation   
Since my last post about the problems in Zimbabwe, there has been even more developments - most of them are worrying. There has been increasing pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and even more comment from the international community as well as further involvement from South Africa.

The ZEC and the results
The results of the presidential part of the Zimbabwean elections have not been announced yet and the Movement for Democratic Change (the opposition party led by Morgan Tsvangirai) has gone through the courts to get this information released.

The decision in the court case was recently revealed in the state-owned newspaper, The Herald:
"HIGH Court judge Justice Tendayi Uchena yesterday dismissed with costs an application by MDC-T seeking an order compelling the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to announce results of the presidential election"
This can only be seen as an unfortunate result for the MDC. Later on in that article, it's reported that a spokesman for the ZEC mentioned that it was up to them when the results should be released. That same spokesman also said that the "integrity" of the ZEC should not be questioned and that "trying to interfere with the independence of ZEC would create problems in future".

The Constitution
It's interesting that he used the word independence in his statement. Let's examine that. The following is from the Constitution of Zimbabwe, which was created in the year that Mugabe took power:
"1. There shall be a commission to be known as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission which shall consist of:
a. a chairman who shall be a judge of the High Court or the Supreme Court or a person qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court or the Supreme Court appointed by the President after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission

b. six other members, at least three of whom shall be women, appointed by the President from a list of nine nominees submitted by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders.
2. If the appointment of a chairman of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is not consistent with any recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission in terms of subsection (1)(a), the President shall cause Parliament to be informed as soon as practicable."
This basically states that the chairman and all other members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission are appointed by the President (Mugabe). It also states that he must consult with the judicial branch when appointing the chair, but (according to section 84 of the constitution), Mugabe also selects the judges. These facts mean that the ZEC can't possibly be independent. If you read the full article in the state-owned The Herald, you'll notice that this issue isn't raised - Mugabe wouldn't want the population knowing all the facts.

Thabo Mbeki and the SADC
The Southern African Development Community has enlisted the South African President, Thabo Mbeki, as the person who will mediate with them and Zimbabwe. At the moment, Mbeki feels that there is no crisis in that country:
"There is no crisis in Zimbabwe....The body authorised to release the results is the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, let's wait for them to announce the results,"
What the South African leader fails to understand is that even though the ZEC are the group that release the results, they are not independent. Theoretically, Mugabe could influence them so that they delay the announcment for several months.

Another indication that Mbeki is out of touch his own party, the ANC, disagreeing with him:
"The ANC regards the (Zimbabwe) ruling party ZANU-PF as an ally. However it is concerned with the state of crisis that Zimbabwe is in and perceives this as negative for the entire SADC region"
Oh dear - was he really the right choice for mediation and diplomatic duties in this situation?

A strike
The MDC stated that there should be a general strike (in the form of a 'stay-in'). They felt that it would force the ZEC into releasing the results. A lot of citizens ignored this as they simply cannot afford a strike and the unemployment rate is 80%, so people have questioned whether it would make a difference. I feel that any strike at this stage would be a bad move for the MDC. Doing nothing would give Mugabe more time and it's unlikely that the ZEC would be influenced anyway.

Violence
The following is from this article:
"Government spokesman Bright Matonga said the only violence in Zimbabwe was by the opposition MDC party, which he said had "sent their youth to burn down property."
This was said in response to the MDC's accusations of intimidation and suggestion that Mugabe uses youth militias. What Zanu-PF (the current ruling party) fail to point out is that their supporters have been clearly violent and in one reported case, they have even killed an MDC supporter. The Zimbabwe police claim that the violence isn't political, but that is ridiculous. However, I guess the police were forced to say that as they are run by the government.

David Miliband and the UN Charter
The UK's Foreign Secretary recently stated that "The international community, given the consequences of the situation there, has a responsibility also to engage with the issues". I'm pleased to see that this stance has been adopted. Non-military action by external countries is the way forward in this situation. In my previous blog post I stated that no country has the right to intervene by using force.

Morgan Tsvangirai recently called for the intervention of the UN and other countries, but it's important to remember that the UN or it's members cannot take military action as it's only a domestic issue. If Mugabe is re-elected, it would not e.g. greatly affect the economic status of all the other nations. If military action was taken right now, the Charter of the United Nations would be broken (in several places).

For instance, point 1 of Article 1 states that the UN should maintain international peace and security. Starting a war would be the exact opposite of that (anyone remember Iraq?). Point 4 of Article 2 states that:
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state"
Only using military force in international situations is also mentioned in articles 41 and 42.

Conclusion and Summary
The biased Zibabwe Electoral Commission is delaying the results and isn't stating when they will be released. The result of a court case means that there is no progress. The MDC is (worryingly) making some questionable decisions such as proposing a strike, but fortunately nothing happened with that. The international community can do nothing but continue to impose sanctions. Alongside that, it seems that violence is increasing dramatically and it only improves the chances of Mugabe being re-elected. However, as he has lost the parliamentary election, how much power would he have?

So, what do you think?

Technorati tags: Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Election, Government
          Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe   
1980 will always be perceived as an important year in the history of Zimbabwe. It was the year the Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of the country. He stayed in that position until 1987. After that he was appointed President and discontinued the role of Prime Minister. It meant he had increased powers and control over the country. Prior to 1980, he was the Secretary General to parties that were supressed due to their opposition to white rule. His current part is the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).

Despite is involvement in the end of white majority rule in that country, he has made several decisions which have had catastrophic effects. To say he is reviled by the international community is an understatement. Over the past 28 years, the economy has spiralled out of control, healthcare is poor and foreign-relations are non-existant.

The economy
In this article, it's reported that the current rate of inflation is 24,000%. The country has also recently introduced a $10m bank note. As an example of the price change of products, the current retail price of the state-owned Herald newspaper is $3m. That is a 200,000% more than it's price in January 2007. A further example is the value of basic food ingredients. On the TV news yesterday I noticed that a simple bag of flour was $12.5m. These statistics mean that citizens find it difficult to get information about what is going on and also starve becasue they cannot afford the basics for meals. So, Mugabe wanted an end to the white majority rule and he's now forgotten about the people he fought for in the first place.

International relations
I don't believe that nations such as the United States have any right to intervene in the running of the country, regardless of whether they oppose Mugabe. However, this doesn't mean they cannot apply sanctions. In this document, there are details about restrictions, which include the following:
"The new Executive Order prohibits U.S. persons, wherever located, or anyone in the United States from engaging in any transactions with any person, entity or organization found to: 1.) be undermining democratic institutions and processes in Zimbabwe; 2.) have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support to these entities; 3.) be or have been an immediate family member of a sanctions target; or 4.) be owned, controlled or acting on behalf of a sanctions target."
This means that a US citizen cannot conduct any business with the current Zimbabwean government or it's supporters. The European Union has also implemented sanctions and these include travel to Zimbabwean government members being banned from travelling to EU countries and European-based assets being frozen. The EU ruling was introduced in 2002, but it has already been broken as Mugabe was allowed to attend an EU-Africa summit last year. At that event he signed a pledge which meant he would introduce democracy. Allowing him to attend that summit means the strength of the sanctions has been weakened and that 'pledge' doesn't necessarily mean he'd do anything.

Honours and awards
This has proven to be a highly controversial subject. In June 2007, The Times reported that Mugabe had just been stripped of an honorary degree that had been awarded to him by the University of Edinburgh in 1984. That was the time that a British university has done that. The University of Massechusetts has also given him an honrary degree in the past and there was a large camapign to revoke that award aswell.

In March 2007, Andrew Robathan MP called for Mugabe's Order of the Bath medal to be revoked. However, Margaret Beckett (the Foreign Secretary at the time) felt that there were more important matters to deal with. While it's true that the oppression of the Zimbabwean people takes priority, I do not believe that Robert Mugabe should have any awards such as those that I have mentioned. They are for people who have achieved great things, not for people who destroy countries and intimidate people.

The opposition
For many years, the largest opposition body has been the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is lead by Morgan Tsvangirai. His period as leader of that party hasn't been easy. In 2003, he was arrested for organising anti-government protests. This was a move to silence both competition and free speech - both would mean that his control over the country would have been weakened. In 2004, the Guardian reported that Tsvangirai had been accused of plotting to assassinate Mugabe, but he was later found to be not guilty. If it was true, it would have meant that Tsvangirai had gone down to Mugabe's level - that would have been terrible.

Elections
In Zimbabwe, there are separate elections for the House of Assembly (210 seats), the Senate (93 seats) and the role of President. Both the lower (Assembly) and upper (Senate) houses operate on plurality voting systems (First Past The Post) and the election for President is uses Universal Adult Franchise, which basically means you can vote if you're an adult. If none of the presidential candidates receives 50% of the vote, there is a runoff between those with the most votes.

At the time of typing, Mugabe's Zanu-PF has lost the elections for the houses. The full results can be found here. Tsvangirai's MDC won with 99 seats, compared to Zanu-PF's 97.

As for the Presidential election, one of two things could happen. Either Mugabe will step down and Tsvangirai would be elected, or there would be a runoff as neither man as achieved the required 50% (despite the MDC saying otherwise). This could potentially take a long time and would give Mugabe an opportunity to use coercion to get people to vote for him.

Conclusion
Robert Mugabe has destroyed the quality of life for the people of Zimbabwe, despite being involved in the ending of white majority rule. International relations are hostile and he uses intimidation to retain control. In short, he has to go. Morgan Tsvangirai would have to keep his promises though. Without that, sanctions would not be lifted and the country would go nowhere.

So, what do you think?

Technorati tags: Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Election, Government
          7/1/2017: TIMES SPORT: Zimbabwe upset pedestrian Lanka   
Galle: Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century on Friday to take Zimbabwe to a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka and pile pressure on the beleaguered Asian nation. Mire hit 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe reached 322-4 to pass Sri Lanka’s...
          ...And Finally - This Zimbabwean pastor can actually 'talk to God' over the phone   
From Newsoftheweird.com: In March, Zimbabwean pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International Ministries was captured on video during a sermon telephoning God. Clutching a phone to his ear, he yelled, "Hello, is this heaven? I have a woman here, what do you have to say about her?&...
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          Locals Put Themselves in Zimbabwean Shoes   
[GroundUp] Blessing Lunga makes shoes in his two-roomed shack. He learned how to make them from a man he stayed with in Johannesburg.
          One Plus One: Chido Govera   
Chido Govera grew up in poverty in rural Zimbabwe. Her mother died of AIDS when she was seven, exposing her to physical abuse from relatives while she struggled to care for her Grandmother and younger brother. Now in her early thirties, Chido has helped hundreds of communities around the world transform their lives through mushroom farming.
          Zimbabwe: Road Administration Body Suspends Top Brass   
[The Herald] Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has suspended its top brass in finance, administration and human resources departments on charges which include violating tender and procurement procedures, The Herald has learnt.
          Zimbabwe: Govt, Banks Row Over 99-Year Leases   
[The Herald] A row has erupted between local financial institutions and Government over the bankability of 99-year leases which had been primed as the solution for farmers to unlock credit from banks.
          Zimbabwe: Plastic Money Too Expensive - VP Mnangagwa   
[New Zimbabwe] Government is concerned about high transaction rates in the use of plastic money which has resulted in most citizens failing to embrace the concept, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
          August 2009 Highlights   
Editorial director Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Christine Moffa present the highlights of the August issue of AJN, including a continuing education article, Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Part 2, which discusses risk reduction and management of this complication from treatment; a feature article with historic photos discussing how AJN didn’t report on the role of German nurses during the holocaust (also check out an interview with the author in our podcasts); “lessons learned” by a school of nursing who provided primary care to hurricane evacuees following Hurricane Katrina; an update on recommendations to use hemoglobin A1c levels as a diagnostic tool for diabetes; a review of a recent article evaluating the evidence behind frequency of patient turning to prevent pressure ulcers. Of special note: podcasts featuring an interview with and the music of Liyana, the young Zimbabwean musicians with disabilities who recently toured the United States.
          Wanda ya budewa yan kwallon Afirka zuwa turai   
Peter Ndlovu ya fara buga kwallon kafa ne da buga kwallon roba a kan titunan birnin Bulawayo, a Zimbabwe. Daga nan ya zama dan Afirka da ya fara buga kwallo a gasar Premier.
          What is asbestos?   
Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers. These fibers are found naturally in soil and rocks in many parts of the world. They are made mainly of silicon and oxygen, but also contain other elements. There are 2 main types of asbestos:

Chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, is the most common type of asbestos in industrial applications. When looked at under the microscope, chrysotile asbestos fibers wrap around themselves as a spiral, that is why this form of asbestos has also been called curly or serpentine asbestos.
Amphibole asbestos fibers are needle-like and straight. There are several types of amphibole fibers, including amosite (brown asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), anthophyllite, actinolite, and tremolite.

Both types of asbestos cause cancer. Amphibole asbestos does seem to be more potent in causing a rare type of cancer called mesothelioma

Asbestos fibers are strong, resistant to heat and to many chemicals, and do not conduct electricity. As a result, asbestos has been used as an insulating material since ancient times. Since the industrial revolution, asbestos has been used to insulate factories, homes, schools, and ships, and to make automobile brake and clutch parts, roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, cement, textiles, and hundreds of other products.

During the first half of the 1900s, growing evidence showed that breathing in asbestos caused scarring of the lungs. In the early 1900s, exposure to asbestos dust in the workplace was not controlled. Beginning in England in the 1930s, steps were taken to protect workers in the asbestos industry by installing ventilation and exhaust systems. In the huge shipbuilding effort during World War II, large numbers of workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos.

As asbestos-related cancers became better recognized in the second half of the 20th century, measures were taken to reduce exposure, including establishing exposure standards and laws that banned the use of asbestos in construction materials. There has been a dramatic decrease in importing and using asbestos since the mid-1970s, and alternative insulating materials have been developed. As a result, asbestos exposure has dropped dramatically in the United States. It is still used in some products, and it is still possible to be exposed to asbestos in older buildings, water pipes, and other settings. Asbestos has been banned in the European Union for several years, although the ban did not require removal of asbestos that was already in place. Still, heavy asbestos use continues in certain countries.
How are people exposed to asbestos?

People are exposed to asbestos mainly by inhaling fibers in the air they breathe. In any of these situations, asbestos fibers tend to create a dust composed of tiny particles that can float in the air.

In addition, asbestos fibers can be swallowed. This may happen when people consume contaminated food or liquids (such as water that flows through asbestos cement pipes). It may also occur when people cough up asbestos they have inhaled, and then swallow their saliva.

Many people are exposed to very low levels of naturally occurring asbestos in outdoor air as a result of erosion of asbestos-bearing rocks. The potential for such exposure is higher in areas where rocks have higher asbestos content. In some areas, asbestos may be detected in the water supply as well as in the air. It may be released into the water through several sources, such as erosion or natural deposits, corrosion from asbestos cement pipes, and the breakdown of roofing materials containing asbestos that are then transported into sewers.

However, the people with the heaviest exposure are those who worked in asbestos industries, such as shipbuilding and insulation. Many of these people recall working in thick clouds of asbestos dust, day after day.

Family members of asbestos workers can also be exposed to higher levels of asbestos because the fibers can be carried home on the workers' clothing, and can then be inhaled by others in the household.

Asbestos exposure is also a concern in older buildings. If building materials like insulation and ceiling and floor tiles begin to decompose over time, asbestos fibers can be found in indoor air and may pose a health threat. There is no health risk if the asbestos is bonded into intact finished products, such as walls and tiles. As long as the material is not damaged or disturbed (for example, by drilling or remodeling), the fibers are not released into the air. Maintenance workers who sweep up and dispose of the asbestos dust or handle damaged asbestos-containing materials are often exposed to higher levels than other occupants of these buildings. Removing asbestos from homes and other buildings can also cause some exposure, although modern asbestos abatement workers are trained to use appropriate protective equipment to minimize exposure.

Although use of asbestos has declined in the United States, people are still exposed to asbestos in the workplace. In 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration estimated that over a million employees in construction and general industries face significant asbestos exposure on the job.

The mining and use of asbestos is also still a health hazard in some other parts of the world. Mining in the Russian Federation, China, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Canada, and Zimbabwe accounted for almost all of the world production of asbestos in 2006. Much of what is produced is used in the Russian Federation (and other countries in the former Soviet Union) and Asia, and its use is on the rise in some areas. In 2005, the World Health Organization estimated that 125 million people worldwide were exposed to asbestos at work, despite the known links to cancer and other lung diseases for more than 60 years.
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          Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe awarded 'China's Nobel peace prize' | World news | The Guardian   
The chairman of an award dubbed China’s Nobel peace prize has defended the decision to honour Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, for supposedly “injecting fresh energy” into the global quest for harmony. Mugabe, who has been accused of using systematic  …
          A look at Robert Mugabe's 30 years in power - Times LIVE   
Here is a look at Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, the 88-year-old who has ruled the southern African country for more than three decades.
          Zimbabwe outlaws sale of used knickers | Digg Offbeat   

          Externalisation probe begins   
00HARARE Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said government has started investigations to identify individuals and companies involved in externalising foreign currency from Zimbabwe and in turn fuelling the current cash crisis. Zimbabwe is battling an acute cash shortage attributed to several factors chiefly externalisation and low exports. The country’s monetary authorities have...
          Gold Cup Afrique : Les Lions appelés à rugir face à l’Ouganda   

Après la défaite concédée, samedi, en ouverture du tournoi face au Zimbabwe (16-28), l’équipe nationale du Sénégal de rugby à XV est attendue pour réagir, ce samedi, lors de sa deuxième sortie. Pour cela, il faudra une débauche d’énergie aux hommes de Léon Lopy face aux Ougandais qui débarquent à Dakar avec la volonté de confirmer leur résultat de Nairobi. Alors qu’ils avaient les cartes en main pour s’imposer samedi dernier face au Zimbabwe, les Lions du rugby ont finalement perdu au terme d’une deuxième période chaotique. Une mi-temps qui a vu les camarades de Félix Mendy prêter le flanc…

Cet article Gold Cup Afrique : Les Lions appelés à rugir face à l’Ouganda est apparu en premier sur 221actu Sénégal .


          B Crepatte v N Scholtz   
Tennis - ITF Zimbabwe Futures - 2017-07-01 09:05
          UPDATE 1-Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe scoreboard   
June 30 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Friday in Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Innings Niroshan Dickwella c Burl b Chatara 10 Danushka Gunathilaka c Ervine b Williams 60 Kusal Mendis c&b Cremer 86 Upul Tharanga not out 79 Angelo Mathews b Mire 43 Asela Gu

          Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe line-ups   
June 30 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Friday in Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won toss and decided to bat Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews (capt), Asela Gunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Amila Aponso, Akila Dananjaya Zimbabwe: Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Malcolm Waller, Ryan Bur

          Solomon Mire leads Zimbabwe to shocking win in Galle   
Your browser does not support iframes. Zimbabwe recorded a historic and shocking 6-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI match in the five-match series in Galle on Friday. “මගේ උපරිමය රට වෙනුවෙන් ඉටු කරනවා” – වනිඳු ප්‍රථම වරට ජාත්‍යන්තර වරම් දිනා ගන්නට අපේක්ෂා කරන 19 හැවිරිදි පා දඟපන්දු යවන ක්‍රීඩක වනිඳු හසරංග… Solomon Mire smashed a belligerent ...
          248516-2017: Zimbabwe-Harare: FED — Assistance technique à la gestion des ressources naturelles   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 31-07-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          Warriors wallop Seychelles to book a place in the Cosafa Cup quarterfinals   

The Zimbabwe national team booked their place into the quarterfinals of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup with a emphatic 6-0 win over the Seychelles. Zimbabwe were quick to settle and apply the early pressure but had to wait until the 23rd minute to find the opener. Ovidy Karuru who clinched the man of the match […]

The post Warriors wallop Seychelles to book a place in the Cosafa Cup quarterfinals appeared first on Soccer24.


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          Re: Zimbabwe-GALZ Parties   
Hi...are these parties still happening as I do go through to Zims every so often and would like to get in touch with some nice Zim guys for friendship, partying and more.
          Lovely Victoria Falls...   
I have had an opportunity to work in Kasana in Botswana with a regional office in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and I travelled between the 2 towns regulalrly.

I found Victoria Falls to more outgoing and the guys were more switched-on in-terms of Gay sex. They understood the language of gay and never made a big fuss about being asked out for sex. Kasane on the other hand was a very different and reserved town with everybody pretenting they had no clue what happens when 2 men get into bed.

It did however take a few dollars to get a guy to bed and few did manage to run-off before they gave me their ass. I ended up with a guy who was not gay but always knew who I should talk to and I paid him a small fee if the sex went well and a bit more it the sex was GOOD!!! Very few of these guys were really gay so they really just wanted the money and I really just wanted the sex. A few did show some affection and joy in the act and it's those where I always came back to.
          Climate change and DRM Intern   
UNDP: Climate change and DRM Intern in Harare, ZIMBABWE. Closing date: 2017-06-30
          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
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          re:Zimbabwe   
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          Vytjie Mentor Says Mugabe Is Way Better Than Zuma, Here’s Why   
Vytjie Mentor Says Mugabe Is Way Better Than Zuma, Here's Why
Vytjie Mentor Says Mugabe Is Way Better Than Zuma, Here's Why
While analysts continue to point fingers at the similarities between Zuma’s South Africa and Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, the likes of former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor believes the Zimbabwean President is far better than South Africas’. Vytjie Mentor who is on...
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          Comment on Contact Us by Justice Zvaita   
How can we join this important CAN International Network..Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition,Emmaus International wants to join the network.Kindly send us some forms if its possible.
          Uganda: Oliver Mtukudzi Set to Light Up the Lock Down Concert   
[Observer] Zimbabwean musician, Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi, is set to be the headline artiste at the first-ever Lock Down concert this evening at Imperial Royale hotel.
          Zimbabwe: Olinda Chapel Hosts High Tea Event   
[The Herald] All is set for a High Tea event hosted by businesswoman and philanthropist, Olinda Chapel this weekend at Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spar in London, UK.
          Zimbabwe: Mare to Perform At Miss World Zim UK   
[New Zimbabwe] THE Miss World Zimbabwe UK beauty pageant is fast approaching, with this year's event being hosted by singer, Tytan and businesswoman, Olinda Chapel.
          Zimbabwe: Macheso, Dj Stavo in Victoria Falls Battle   
[The Herald] It will be a battle for fans in Victoria Falls as two entertainers DJ Stavo and Alick Macheso perform at different venues in the tourist town tomorrow.
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          Myanmar Ranking Improves    


June 29, 2017
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking and removed Myanmar from the blacklist of foreign governments who use child soldiers.


In the same annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report in which Myanmar improved its ranking, the U.S. State Department demoted China to the lowest ranking because of its trafficking record, putting it in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria.

Myanmar was promoted for its efforts against recruitment of child soldiers and its prosecution of government officials under a human trafficking law. Myanmar had been demoted to the lowest tier last year, shortly after it shifted to civilian government, ending decades of military-backed rule.

The report praised several instances of improved human rights last year, including the case of the Ava Tailor shop in Kyauktada, where two girls were held in slave-like conditions for years.

“In one high-profile forced labour case, three children were physically abused and forced to work in a tailor shop in Yangon over the course of five years with little to no pay. Two police commanders dismissed initial reports of the abuse, prompting a local journalist to file a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The NHRC brokered a financial settlement with perpetrators rather than referring the case to prosecution under the anti-trafficking laws. Following public outcry over the NHRC’s inadequate response to the case, four commissioners stepped down, the police chiefs who had ignored the initial reports were investigated, and demoted to auxiliary positions, and the ATTF police initiated the prosecution of six tailor shop perpetrators”, the report said.

Myanmar’s elevation is a boost for State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration, which has faced criticism from human rights groups.

Ivanka Trump, the senior White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, said ending human trafficking was in both the moral and strategic interests of the U.S., describing the effort as a “major foreign policy priority” for the administration.

“As a mother, this is much more than a policy priority,” she said at a ceremony to unveil the report. “It is a clarion call into action in defense of the vulnerable and the exploited.”

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the roughly 20 million victims of human trafficking globally illustrate how much more work must be done.

“Regrettably, our challenge is enormous,” Mr. Tillerson said. “Human trafficking is becoming more nuanced and more difficult to identify. Much of these activities are going underground, and they’re going online.”

While some human rights groups and politicians criticised Myanmar’s rise in the rankings, other American lawmakers praised the administration’s handling of the rankings, including Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who had questioned the Obama administration’s decision to upgrade several countries in recent years. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Corker called this year’s report “a step forward in efforts to improve the transparency and integrity of the rankings.”

The demotion of China in the rankings this year was a public rebuke of China’s human rights record by the Trump administration, which has previously avoided direct, public criticism of Beijing and other major powers on rights issues.

In the annual Trafficking in Persons report, the Department of State places each country onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.”

A Tier 1 ranking indicates that a government has acknowledged the existence of human trafficking, made efforts to address the problem, and complies with the TVPA’s minimum standards.

Each year, governments need to demonstrate appreciable progress in combating trafficking to maintain a Tier 1 ranking.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

          Download My Daily Itinerary-2017   

Here are your daily itineraries organized by departure date: (links will be active once they are finalized) Fleming Student Exchange Halle Hansen’s EuroQuest Best of Italy Benjamin’s Rosenheim Homestay Butters South Africa & Zimbabwe

The post Download My Daily Itinerary-2017 appeared first on TSA Tours.


          Make-or-break: D-Day For Zimbabwe Warriors Today At The COSAFA Tournament   
WARRIORS captain Ovidy Karuru says they will forget about the bad officiating that marred their first two Group B matches of the Cosafa Castle Cup football tournament here and focus on tonight’s do-or-die clash against a beatable Seychelles.     Warriors captain Ovidy Karuru (centre) is challenged by Mozambican Abilio Moucuona during their Cosafa Castle […]
          Comment on The Next Great Currency Scam by Ken Meyer   
My neighbor (we live in the Los Angeles area) told me that she has been investing in Zimbabwe currency for the past several years. She claims that she is sworn to secrecy. Consequently, I don't have a lot of details, but my understanding of the information she mentioned includes the following: The Chinese government is buying up large amounts of Zimbabwe currency. The size of her investment group is probably about 5 people. One member of her group is a man that she has known for many years. She believes that upwards of a million people in the United States have invested in Zimbabwe currency and are about to become wealthy. Many congressional members are reportedly also involved as investors in Zimbabwe currency and when her group participates in telephone conference calls, the calls have included a member of Congress (or con) who has a southern accent. Her group is in the process of receiving a payout for the sale/exchange of their Zimbabwe currency... the transaction will begin today and she will receive her payout on the 28th of June. She believes that the value of her investment is many hundreds of thousands of dollars... and her plan is to buy a house. At the end of last month she pleaded with me to loan her $2,500 to pay her rent... she promised to repay me in two weeks when she received her Zimbabwe currency cashout. As that deadline approached she said that she had miscalculated and that her money wouldn't be in her hands until June 28... and, I said OK. Then, yesterday she said that I didn't have a written loan agreement with her, so she was planning to pay me back $100 a month and wasn't going to pay interest Isn't she a sweetheart? When I pointed out to her that would take almost two years (I'm 79 years old and I may not live that long) an argument ensued and she finally agreed to repay me in three months and with interest of $25 a month (that made me feel that I too was about to become wealthy). Of course I was beaming because I could tell that I was dealing with a truly honorable person. So.... when the 28th comes and goes what do you think my neighbor will say to me? Uh huh..... the best answer is surely worth a 10 trillion Zimbabwe banknote? Will someone donate one as a prize? (OMG! A contest like this could cause a run on 10 trillion Zimbabwe banknotes.)
          Welcome to Intel ISEF 2017   
Representatives from 78 countries, regions, and territories ran onto the stage, hoisting flags and posters decorated with their country pride. They were from Argentina and Zimbabwe, Israel and Saudi Arabia, Ghana and the Ukraine.As country names were called out into the large hall, the representatives from each science fair team ran up and stood on stage. By the end of the list, there was a bustling crowd of finalists waving their hands and posters to the rest of the room. Last night at the opening ceremonies, we welcomed students from around the world to Intel ISEF 2017.This is what science looks like. This is what scientists look like. Science is clearly a global, varied pursuit.View photos from the opening ceremony below:
          UZ authorities defy high court order to re-admit students into halls of residence   
HUMAN rights lawyers are considering instituting contempt of court proceedings against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) authorities and seeking the imprisonment of the institution's Vice-Chancellor Levi
          Peace campaign gathers momentum, community leaders publicly condemn violence   
Heal Zimbabwe has conducted sports for peace tournaments in Buhera and Rushinga on Saturday, 24 June 2017.The tournaments brought together youth, community members, duty bearers
          Bosso wary of Yadah FC   

HIGHLANDERS coach, Erol Akbay says his side cannot afford to continue dropping points at home and his charges will be targeting nothing short of a victory when they take on Yadah FC at Barbourfields Stadium in Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match tomorrow.

Bosso wary of Yadah FC : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          War vets plot pro-Dube demo   

WAR veterans under the banner of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) are reportedly planning to stage a demonstration in support of Cabinet minister Tshinga Dube’s call for President Robert Mugabe to anoint a successor.

War vets plot pro-Dube demo : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Govt set to scrutinise AG report   

GOVERNMENT is in the process of setting up an internal audit department in the Finance ministry to analyse Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri’s reports and check if government’s books of accounts are up to date, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said.

Govt set to scrutinise AG report : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Former NPP Mat South chair rejoins MDC   

Former National People’s Party (NPP) Matabeleland South interim chairperson, Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo, who resigned with several others from the Joice Mujuru-led party, has re-joined the MDC led by Welshman Ncube.

Former NPP Mat South chair rejoins MDC : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Objecting to liquor licences   

The sale and distribution of alcohol is regulated by strict laws. It is widely accepted that there is need to curb and control the trade and consumption of alcohol because of its far-reaching consequences to individuals and communities at large. The liquor laws of different countries throughout history makes for interesting reading.

Objecting to liquor licences : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Platinum battle in Ngezi   

THE mining town of Mhondoro-Ngezi comes alive this afternoon, as it hosts the third edition of the big platinum derby pitting hosts Ngezi Platinum Stars against Zvishavane sister club, FC Platinum in a potentially explosive league clash at Baobab Stadium.

Platinum battle in Ngezi : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Vicious cycle of child marriages and poverty   

VIOLA Sumbe (35) was once married off by her parents to an older man at the age of 15 and ended up as wife number nine.

Vicious cycle of child marriages and poverty : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Ban Ki-moon joins The Elders   

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has joined The Elders, a group of independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide.

Ban Ki-moon joins The Elders : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          3 000 cattle stolen in 2017 first quarter   

STATISTICS from the Zimbabwe Republic Police anti-stocktheft department show that more than 3 000 cattle were stolen across the country in the first four months of 2017.

3 000 cattle stolen in 2017 first quarter : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Civil liberties in a constitutional democracy   

Let us imagine a country that has partly emerged from a troublesome governance history characterised by despotism and regular elections with outcomes that are predictable.

Civil liberties in a constitutional democracy : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Mire ton helps Zimbabwe script famous win - Wisden India   

Wisden India

Mire ton helps Zimbabwe script famous win
Wisden India
... one-year suspended ban and a fine earlier this week after being found guilty of insulting Jayasekera by comparing him to a “monkey”. All this, after Sri Lanka crashed out in the group stage of the Champions Trophy 2017 despite a remarkable win over ...
Zimbabwe's historic win over Sri Lanka takes Twitter by stormThe Indian Express

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          India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto - Firstpost   

Firstpost

India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto
Firstpost
If Windies, the ninth-ranked ODI team, needed some inspiration ahead of a must-win encounter against India, they shouldn't look any further than Zimbabwe. The Graeme Cremer-led side beat Sri Lanka by chasing down 317 with six wickets in hand, in their ...
PM Narendra Modi Inspires Rockstar Ravindra JadejaNews18
Form India seek unassailable lead over West IndiesLeicester Post

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          Mire's maiden ton scripts record chase   
Solomon Mire's belligerent 112 and half-centuries from Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza helped Zimbabwe run down Sri Lanka's 316 and register the highest successful chase by any team in the country
          Zimbabwe/Madagascar: COSAFA - Referee Expelled   
[The Herald] Blundering Botswana referee Joshua Bondo has paid a huge price for his diabolical officiating in the COSAFA Castle Cup clash between Zimbabwe and Madagascar, with the match official being expelled from the regional tournament for poor performance.
          Zimbabwe: Warriors Technical Team Lodges Protest   
[The Herald] Rustenburg -The Zimbabwe technical team have filed an official complaint over poor match officiating in their Group B match against Madagascar played on Wednesday in the COSAFA Castle Cup currently underway in South Africa.
          Govt, banks row over 99-year leases   
Africa Moyo in VICTORIA FALLS A ROW has erupted between local financial institutions and Government over the bankability of 99-year leases which had been primed as the solution for farmers to unlock credit from banks. This comes as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says its interactions with banks show that they will not accept...
          Banks’ net profit increases 30 percent   
Business Reporter Zimbabwean banks’ aggregate net profit for the quarter to March rose 30 percent to $50 million compared to $38,55 million recorded in the corresponding quarter last year as cost containment measures in the sector begin to pay off. In its quarterly report, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said profitability was also driven...
          Fertiliser industry requires $120m for raw materials   
Michael Tome Business Reporter Zimbabwe’s fertiliser industry requires over $120 million in foreign currency for the importation of raw materials used in the manufacture of compound and top dressing fertilisers for the forthcoming summer cropping season. Estimated fertiliser effective demand for 2017 /18 season is 160 000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and 240 000 tonnes compound...
          Externalisation probe begins   
Government has started investigations to identify individuals and companies involved in externalising foreign currency from Zimbabwe and in turn fuelling the current cash crisis, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday. Zimbabwe is battling an acute cash shortage attributed to several factors chiefly externalisation and low exports. The country’s monetary authorities have introduced...
          Govt gears up for industrialisation   
Africa Moyo in VICTORIA FALLS GOVERNMENT is working flat out to ensure the country becomes a hub of industrialisation, commerce and international trade as part of a well-orchestrated move to empower its citizens to become masters of their own destiny, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Speaking while officially opening the annual Zimbabwe National Chamber...
          36 Writing Contests in May 2017 - No Entry Fees   
May hosts three dozen free contests. They cover the full range of topics, styles and genres, from essays, to poetry, to full-length works.

In addition to the prestige of winning a contest, some of the monetary prizes this month are substantial.

Be sure to check the submission requirements carefully, as some have age and geographical restrictions.

Many contests are offered annually, so if you miss a contest you may be able to catch it next year. For a full month-by-month listing of contests see: Free Contests.
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Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition is sponsored by the Barton College Department of English. Genres: Fiction (limited to 8,000 words or less) and poetry (limited to five poems). Restrictions: All work must be original and unpublished. Prizes: $150.00 First Prize. $100.00 Second Prize. Publication in the CrucibleDeadline: May 1, 2017. 

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay ContestRestrictions: Children aged 18 and under. Entrants must reside within a Commonwealth country or territory, or the Gambia, the Maldives, and Zimbabwe. Max word count is 1500 for entrants aged 14-18, and 750 for entrants younger than 14. Prizes are not stated explicitly but “have included certificates, resources for winner’s school, visits to Cambridge University, a trip to London and a week of activities, work experience at international organisations, and having your entry featured in worldwide media.” Genre: Essay. The theme of the contest is “A Commonwealth For Peace.” Deadline: May 1, 2017.

“My Mother, My Hero.” Genre: Essay. "In the world of addiction, it is often the families who help pull a loved one out of the clutches of substance abuse. It’s through their support that many people find healing, and quite often it is a mom (or a mother figure) who is always there in a time of need. Of course, it’s also likely that a mom has been hurt most in watching her child suffer the pain of addiction, which doesn’t just affect the addict, it touches everyone in their life. In 250 words or less, tell us why your mother is your hero." Prize: $200. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Alpine FellowshipGenre: Pieces of any genre up to 2500 words on the theme of “landscape.” Prize: The first place winner receives £3000 and an invitation to enter the symposium in Venice (two runners-up also receive the invitation). Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Questions Writing PrizeRestrictions: Open to authors aged 18-30. Genre: Short stories of any genre or nonfiction between 1500 and 2000 words. Prize: First place winners (or prize pool for a tie) is $2000. The work will also be published in a book. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Grant MacEwan Creative Writing Scholarship is sponsored by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Genres: Poetry, Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, Drama, or Graphic Novel. Restrictions: Authors must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate creative writing program of study or mentorship. (Max age 25) Alberta residents only. Prize: $5000 (CAN). Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction GrantGenre: Creative nonfiction. Whiting welcomes submissions for works of history, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, the sciences, philosophy, criticism, food or travel writing, and personal essays, among other categories. Writers must be completing a book of creative nonfiction that is currently under contract with a publisher. Writers who signed a contract before May 1, 2015, are eligible. Prize: $40,000. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Polari First Book PrizeGenres: The prize is for a first book which explores the LGBT experience and is open to any work of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction published in English. Self-published works in both print and digital formats are eligible for submission. Restrictions: Writer must be born in UK or resident in the UK. Prize: £1,000.00. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 


West Virginia Fiction CompetitionRestrictions: Open to West Virginia residents or students. Genre: Short fiction, 5,000 words max. Prize: $500. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers ProgramRestrictions: Debuting authors and writers with fewer than three previously published books who have yet to receive a major literary award are eligible for consideration. Exceptions are sometimes made for authors who have published more titles, but have yet to break out to a larger audience. Submissions must be original publications, penned by one author. Self-published works not allowed. Genres: Published or scheduled to be published fiction and literary nonfiction. Prize: $10,000 in each genre and in-store marketing/merchandising from Barnes & Noble. 2nd Place $5,000 in each genre, 3rd Place $2,500 in each genre. Deadline: May 4, 2017.

Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist FellowshipsRestrictions: Open to writers who have lived in the state of Maine for at least one year. Genre: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction. Prize: $5,000. Deadline: May 4, 2017.

Daily Mail/Penguin Random House New Crime Novelist CompetitionRestrictions: Open to residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland. Unpublished authors only. Genre: Crime book. Prize: £20,000.00 advance on a publishing contract. Deadline: May 5, 2017.

Creative Comedy ProjectGenre: Comedy. ‘We want you to write a piece of comedy that’s no longer than 500 words. It could be experimental, satire, spoof, wit or wordplay. The choice our friends is up to you! We’re looking for all formats of written comedy. It could be the opening to a sitcom, a scene of a play or just a silly story. All that we ask is that it deals with one or more of the themes from Anita and Me, including family, coming-of-age, migration, racism, love and friendship, cultural and social change. Prize: The winning piece will be crowned Comedy Gold and awarded a prize of £300. Runner-up positions include Silver and Bronze and will receive prizes of £150 and £50 respectively. Deadline: May 7, 2017.

The James Laughlin Award is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Genre: A second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. Must be under contract with US publisher. Restrictions: Open to US citizens and residents only. Prize: $5,000, an all-expenses-paid week long residency in Florida, and the Academy will purchase approximately 1,000 copies of the book for distribution to its members. Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Artist Trust. Restrictions: Open to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who are residents of Washington State. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Submit a writing sample of up to 12 pages with a project description, synopsis, budget, and résumé. Grant: $1,500. Deadline: May 15, 2017. 

St. Francis College Literary PrizeGenre: Novel. Third, fourth, or fifth published book of fiction. Self-published books and English translations are eligible. Prize: $50,000 is given biennially. Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Leeway Foundation: Transformation AwardRestrictions: Women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Award: $15,000. Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing ContestGenre: Essay. "Professionals, freelancers, and aspiring writers are encouraged to write articles that describe their experience living, moving, and working abroad. Often your experience living abroad may be extended by working or studying in the host country, so living/working/studying/and traveling abroad are often inextricable—and we are interested in exploring these interconnections." Prize: The first-place winner’s entry will receive $500, the second-place winning entry $150, and the third-place winner $100. Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Kindle Storyteller Award (UK)Restrictions: The prize is open to all authors who publish their book through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk between 20th February and 19th May 2017. Genre: Book. Prize: £20,000. Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction PrizeGenre: Fiction. Restrictions: Titles must be published in Canada and written by Canadians. No self-published works. Prize: $25,000 will be awarded to a novel or short-story collection published between March 22, 2016 and May 23, 2017. Prizes of $2,500 will be awarded to each of the finalists. Deadline: May 24, 2017.

Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-FictionGenre: Literary non-fiction. Restrictions: Titles must be published in Canada and written by Canadians. Prize: $60,000 will be awarded to a literary nonfiction book published between March 23, 2016 and May 24, 2016. Deadline: May 24, 2016.  Read guidelines HERE.

Stony Brook Short Fiction PrizeRestrictions: Only undergraduates enrolled full time in United States and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2016-17 are eligible. Genre: Fiction of no more than 7,500 words. Prize: $1,000. Deadline: May 25, 2017. 

Sapiens PlurumGenre: Stories that personalize the consequences of climate change so readers feel as well as know them. But stories must offer hope, at least a possibility, for without hope people rarely act. Your job, as author, is to inspire scientists and states-persons around the world to live up to the promise of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Prize: 1ST PRIZE: $1000; 2ND PRIZE: $500; 3RD PRIZE: $300. Deadline: May 27, 2017. Submission details available after registration.

Be a Hero ContestGenre: Flash fiction up to 50 words about a hero. Title is not included in the word count, and the hero can be from your life, from history, or fictional. Stories will be sent to all senators and members of the House of Representatives, urging them to be heroes in these times of United States political strife. "At this precarious time in the United States, we need people to be heroes. This isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats. This is a battle between right and wrong. And we need heroes who are willing to fight for what is right—across this country and around the world." Prize: The winner will receive a Gotham Writer’s Workshop class of their choosing. Limit one entry per person. Deadline: May 29, 2017.

Claudia Ann Seaman Awards For Young Writers. Restrictions: High school students. Genre: Stories and poems. Prize: $200.00. Deadline: May 30, 2016.

Nick Darke Writers' Award. Genre: Stage play. Prize: £6,000. Deadline: May 30, 2017.

Eden Mills Teen Poetry Contest. Restrictions: Open to Canadian teens. Genre: Poetry. This year’s theme: Time and all its gifts. Prize: Two $50 prizes, 2 $25 prizes. Deadline: May 30, 2016.

Bacopa Literary Review. Genres: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry. Prizes: First ($200) and Runner-Up ($160) prizes in each genre. All published will receive $20 and a copy of the print journal. After publication, Bacopa 2017 will be promoted online. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

bpNichol Poetry Chapbook AwardGenre: Published poetry chapbook. Restrictions: Canadian publishers only. Prize: The author receives $4,000 and the publisher receives $500. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

The Wolfe Pack Black Orchid AwardGenre: Mystery novellas in the style of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novellas. Manuscript length: 15K-20K words. Prize: $1,000, plus recognition and publication in a forthcoming issue of AAMM. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

Cromwell Article PrizeGenre: Articles published in 2015 in the field of American legal history. Restrictions: Open to early career scholars. Prize: $2,500. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

Jerry Jazz Musician Fiction ContestGenre: Unpublished fiction approximately 1,000 - 5,000 words. Story should pertain to music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Prize: $100 and publication in Jerry Jazz MusicianDeadline: May 31, 2017.

Save the Earth Poetry PrizeGenre: Poem (1). Poems submitted should, in any way possible, evoke humankind’s awareness of the natural world and nature as such. Restrictions: Open to High school students, grades 11 & 12. Prize: $200 awarded to seven winners. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. Sponsored by the American Bar Association. Restrictions: Entrants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.  Genre: Original works of short fiction that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society. 5000 words max. Prize: $3,000 and publication in ABA Journal. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing AwardsRestrictions: Open to aboriginal youth, 18 years or younger, residing in Ontario, Canada. Prize: $2,500. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

I Must Be Off! Travel Writing ContestGenre: Travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflectionsPrize: $200. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

          With Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces, Ishmael Butler Has One Foot in the Past, and One in the Future   
Why would Ishmael Butler Revive Digable Planets when his current band, Shabazz Palaces, is so groundbreaking? Because he's cool like that. by Dave Segal

Shabazz Palaces mastermind Ishmael Butler walks and talks as if he's just had the best sex of his life. His voice, a laid-back drawl, exudes radiant cool, and even the slightest movement—a tilt of the head, a handshake—is chill. He has the unparalleled nonchalance of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and Lou Reed—people so gifted, they don't ever need to get in your face about their talents. They vivify the air in any room they occupy, rivet you with their charisma and the laid-back sagacity of their utterances. Even when Butler murmurs an offhand "yeah," it's musical.

Butler won a Grammy Award for Digable Planets' 1993 smash hit "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"—but instead of doing what other 1990s rappers did, fading away or slipping into irrelevance, Butler has flipped the script on the usual artistic trajectory and created his most adventurous music 20 years on with Shabazz Palaces, which also includes producer Erik Blood and percussionist Tendai Maraire. To date, they've released two albums and two EPs, and they are about to issue two more full-lengths.

While Digable contemporaries like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and Kool Keith have maintained relatively high quality control over the ensuing decades, they haven't evolved like Butler has done with Shabazz Palaces.

Given Shabazz Palaces' continual ascent, though, it's strange that Seattle native Butler (aka Butterfly) would revive Digable Planets, which play Seattle on May 27 at the Showbox. They'll continue to tour the United States just before Shabazz Palaces' two new albums drop on July 14 on Sub Pop: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines.

Though he split with fellow MCs Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving in 1995 due to that ubiquitous euphemism "creative differences," Ish (as he is known to his friends) refuses to divulge details. Digable Planets returned to the live circuit from 2005 to 2011, took four years off, and then resumed sporadic touring in 2015.

Why go backward, when so much of Shabazz is about looking forward? As Butler, who composes all of Shabazz's music and lyrics, explains, when promoters and fans clamor for your presence, it's hard to refuse. It's also a testament to the durability of Digable Planets' two albums, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and Blowout Comb. The trio's ingenious adaptation of jazz samples, consciousness-raising lyrics, and uncanny vocal interplay have aged better than most mid-'90s rap efforts. But rather than wallow in nostalgia over canned tracks from those beloved records, Digable assembled a live band composed of Seattle all-stars like keyboardist Darrius Willrich, guitarist Thaddeus Turner, drummer Conrad Real, bassist Gerald Turner, plus Shabazz's Maraire in order to revamp them for contemporary ears.

"That music being so old, it wasn't in the forefront of our social or creative landscape," Butler says when asked about the motivation to tour this quarter-century-old material. "But when you hear people are excited about you performing, that's not something I can turn away from. It becomes about not you as a person, but about the music that you made at a certain time, and it still lives."

When Digable Planets won their Grammy in 1994, that award wasn't exactly revered by hiphop's vanguard—including Digable themselves. They went up against Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill, and Butler admits that he was surprised Digable triumphed, as both Snoop and Cypress had higher profiles and bigger fan bases. "I didn't know much about the Grammys. I didn't invest much into it, but the event was one of the most amazing ceremonies I've ever been to. Bono was there presenting an award to Frank Sinatra. Aretha Franklin was there. We played 'Cool Like Dat' and had [jazz trumpeter] Clark Terry playing in the band. It was pretty dope."

Not many Grammy winners can be found walking around Seattle, but Butler says it's hardly ever mentioned. "That's ancient history now. I'm proud of it. But it also lets me know that things happen over the course of a career, the highs and lows. For most people who do music, it's not something you sustain at the highest level for a long period of time. It ebbs and flows. You can have that in your career and still be doing other stuff later on... It's just a memory, not a paramount thing in my mind. But it's cool to think about."


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AN AVANT-GARDE APPROACH

As with Miles Davis during his mercurial electric period, Butler wears garments that are as distinctive as his music and words. At our first interview in May, he strode into Sub Pop's office—where he works in the A&R department—in gray sweats and white kicks that contrasted with a flowing navy-blue robe embroidered with a stalking panther, designed by Nep Sidhu, a celebrated conceptual artist/designer who collaborated with Butler on Malcolm's Smile for the Genius / 21 Century / Seattle show at Frye Art Museum.

This is just his daytime look; onstage, Butler's threads make most other underground-hiphop artists look like schlubs. Yet, for all his sartorial bling, Butler's ostentatious clothing only enhances his art, as if words and sounds this extraordinary would seem wrong coming from someone in jeans and a T-shirt.

Now 47, Butler has gray in his beard, but he otherwise looks youthful and moves with slick vigor. He is a voracious music head, working in the lab daily, while also keeping ears attuned to various strata of modern music in his Sub Pop job and digging deep into jazz, funk, electronic, punk, and rock history as well. On his bookshelves you'll find several titles by British sci-fi author Richard K. Morgan, whom he had recently seen speak at the University of Washington.

"I get immersed in the worlds he's creating," Butler explains. "I like how accurate and plausible his speculative fiction seems—his takes on where things are headed, how he creates this world and inserts things matter-of-factly into the fabric of his stories is brilliant." Butler is also fond of basketball. He and Tendai Maraire kept their eyes on the Warriors/Spurs game during our second interview at Butler's swanky South Seattle pad with views over Lake Washington.

Butler even extends his creative explorations to the kitchen. "I'm always trying to learn how to make something new," he says. "Lately, I've been slow-roasting stuff, making a lot of greens, making salads. I just go through phases, learning new shit about food and nutrition and trying to capitalize on it. I used to bake a lot, but I don't anymore because I don't eat wheat or bread. Breads, muffins, and cookies were a big part of my repertoire, but now I do a lot of vegetable stuff and try to do different cultures: Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese... shit like that."

Butler has had an odd career arc—huge commercial success early on, then a precipitous dip in profile (who remembers his early-'00s band Cherrywine?), and then a renaissance to auspiciousness with Shabazz Palaces. In any musical genre, it's rare for someone to come back after that long and do innovative work.

"I think radical disruptions can be a part of a continuum—and usually are," he says. "One thing I realized is, I did have a passion for music after Digable, but there was no question in my mind that my commercial music career was over. First of all, I was getting older. I didn't think rap was something people over 30 or 35 years old should even participate in. I thought it was a youth thing, and to a certain extent I still do.

"But I just realized that it's not about a genre. I was making music with equipment in my house every day with absolutely no notion of releasing it commercially. Mostly because if I did have that notion to try to pursue it, there was no one in their right mind who would want to partner up with me in that endeavor. But I was still making music, mixing, trying to get shit right. That's what gave me the energy to even think forward."

Nevertheless, without Maraire's urging, Shabazz might never have materialized. The Zimbabwean American percussionist lived near Butler in Seattle in the mid '00s. They would often chill on Butler's porch, and one day Maraire asked why he wasn't making music. Butler said he was making music, every day. Butler relates, "He said, 'What are you doing with it? What the fuck is up with you?' I remember him looking at me incredulously. 'You gotta put the music out, man! We need that. It would be good for Seattle.' He had this whole long-term outlook that, weirdly, has been kind of realized. He saw that at a time when I really didn't."

Spurred by Maraire, Butler forged two Shabazz Palaces CDs in 2009: Shabazz Palaces and Of Light. Designed enigmatically by local artist Christian Petersen and bearing no credits, artist photos, or traditional hiphop signifiers, the discs announced the arrival of a new strain of music—alternately menacing, mystical, and inspirational—that I dubbed "Afro-Eccentricism" in a Stranger feature published that year.

But Butler's star had dimmed so much that he encountered hesitation from Easy Street Records when he tried to get the shop to carry the CDs. Clerk Troy Nelson (now a KEXP DJ) told Butler he needed to listen to the music before deciding whether to stock them. Fuming, Butler exited the store with his goods. He sat in the car thinking about the situation, and then he returned to Easy Street and agreed to Nelson's terms. The now-defunct Queen Anne outlet ended up selling many copies of those EPs. Henceforth, whenever Nelson and Butler meet, they laugh about the incident. "I had to grow up," Butler says sheepishly.

Eight years later, Shabazz Palaces are headlining huge festivals, touring the globe, and brandishing enough clout to convince Sub Pop to issue two full-lengths simultaneously. Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines—which is accompanied by a book containing illustrations of each track by Joshua Ray Stephens and published by Fantagraphics on August 18—was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Sunny Levine, who is Quincy Jones's grandson and who mixed Ariel Pink's Before Today, one of Butler's favorite albums. Butler says working with Levine in his studio a block away from a Marina del Rey beach threw him into "a whole nother zone." They'd swim in the morning and grind in the studio at night.

Both new albums further Shabazz's distortion of hiphop conventions like four-on-the-floor, head-nodding beats and self-aggrandizing lyrics into futuristic convolutions that sound at once street-level gritty and spacey; Shabazz's off-kilter rhythms consistently keep you off-balance.

Butler's lyrics are as sharp as the music is surreal. "His mastery of language is unparalleled," said former Frye Art Museum director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, who worked with Butler and Black Constellation on the 2012 multidisciplinary project Mw [Moment Magnitude]. "It is precise, dense, taut, and concrete while simultaneously encompassing the infinite and times past, present, and future."

One impressive example occurs on Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star's "Shine a Light," in which Butler folds in the personal and the apocalyptic, while flexing clever internal rhymes: "Lost friends, floss for them gloss gems / Often it's thought that I'm lost in / Weighing out what all this chance takings costing / Sliding cornered by more law enforcements / Feeling like I'm ridin' with the Four Horsemen."

The Erik Blood–produced Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is suffused in an otherworldly glow, light years away from most hiphop. There are hints of Prince's new-wave moves in "That's How City Life Goes," blatant homages to Kraftwerk's proto-robotic sound, and "The Neurochem Mixalogue" grotesquely inverts the neo-R&B ballad.

"I love that R&B shit," Butler says. "I was raised on Prince, Ready for the World. I love all that syrupy, singing-to-a-lady ballad shit." Unsettling rather than seductive, it's also the least hiphop-oriented track in Shabazz's catalog.

The first single, "Shine a Light" (featuring an Auto-Tuned Thaddeus Turner singing the indelible hook), epitomizes the Shabazz Palaces paradox. Its relative conventionality ends up sounding weird within the context of the rest of Born on a Gangster Star's trippy explorations. Riding an irresistible sample of Dee Dee Sharp's orchestra soul classic "I Really Love You," it's the most easy-to-process track that Shabazz have ever done.

"But it's no more or less weird than any of the other thoughts that I've had on any of the other songs," Butler insists.


THE ALCHEMIST

Producer Erik Blood praises Butler for having a "vision of exactly what he wants and the rarer quality of being receptive to ideas that alter that vision for the better," he says. "I've seen his impact on Seattle music cause artists to expand their perception of what they are capable of. As a person, he is exceedingly giving of his humor, support, and wisdom."

While Butler's value as an artist continues to rise, he has also become a mentor to younger local hiphop artists. He wisely tapped SassyBlack (ex-THEESatisfaction rapper/vocalist Catherine Harris-White) to guest on Shabazz albums Black Up and Lese Majesty. She rhapsodizes that Butler "is as mysterious and mystical as you would believe, as well fearless and kind with deep intent to express himself and see those he loves succeed," she says. "Seattle wouldn't be the same without his artistry and leadership, and it benefits supremely from it."

Seattle MC Porter Ray, whom Butler signed to Sub Pop, calls Butler, "completely original and extremely thorough. He's the alchemist."

Butler's alchemy extends to his rhythmic prowess in the studio. He understands that seduction relates to rhythm, but he rarely chooses the easy option. In hiphop's so-called golden age (the late 1980s and early '90s), funkiness was the default setting, the ultimate goal. Now, not so much. We're far from the era dominated by "Funky Drummer" and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" samples.

"For me, [the rhythms are] always different, because isn't life? Isn't the emotional roller coaster of life constantly changing?" he asks, sitting in an office at Sub Pop headquarters. As we talk, he looks over at Sub Pop owner Jonathan Poneman, who is on a stationary bicycle and talking on the phone.

"Your relationships change. I'm just trying to tap into the current rather than relying on tropes."

For Butler, trying out an unconventional rhythm isn't weirdness for weirdness's sake. He's just cool... yes, like that.

"It's not like you have to be in 4/4 and anything else is weird. Can you still get a groove going if it's, like, off?" Butler asks, flashing one of his Cheshire Cat grins. "Sometimes," he says, "that offness is the most interesting part of it." recommended

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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          I'm the son of a geographer teacher afterall...   


My Dad spent his career teaching Afro-Asian geography in Niskayuna, NY which I learned today means "Land of Much Corn". This entry is for Dad and anyone else who is interested in learning some facts about Zambia. Our trip will take us to Ndola where we will teach our sanitation classes.



Zambia:
Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa, with a tropical climate and consists mostly of high plateau with some hills and mountains. At 752,614 sq. km (290,566 sq. mi.) it is the 39th-largest country in the world (after Chile) and slightly larger than the US state of Texas. Zambia is drained by two major river basins: the Zambezi River basin, in the south; and the Congo River basin, in the north.

The official language is English (a remnant from British colonization), used to conduct official business and is the medium of instruction in schools. There are seven commonly-spoken indigenous languages including: Chibemba, Chinyanja, Lunda, Chitonga, Kaonde, Silozi and Luvale. These 7 languages are taught in schools and broadcast on national radio and television. There are many more languages spoken by the various tribes in Zambia, in fact a Zambian languages website lists 78 languages.


The country is 44% urban. Most rural Zambians are subsistence farmers. The predominant faith is Christianity which is also the official national religion. Expatriates, mostly British (about 15,000) or South African, live mainly in Lusaka and in the Copperbelt in northern Zambia, where they are employed in mines and related activities. Zambia also has a small but very economically important Asian population, most of whom are Indians. In recent years over three hundred dispossessed white farmers left Zimbabwe at the invitation of the Zambian government and have taken up farming in the southern region.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is ravaging Zambia. Nearly one million Zambians are HIV positive or have AIDS. An estimated 100,000 died of the epidemic in 2004. Over a half-million Zambian children have been orphaned. Life expectancy at birth is just under 40 years


Ndola:

Ndola is the second-largest city in Zambia, with a population of 374,757 (2000 census). It is the industrial, commercial, administrative and distribution hub of the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province. Ndola was founded in 1904, just six months after Livingstone, making it the second oldest colonial-era town of Zambia. It was started as a boma and trading post, which laid its foundations as an administrative and trading centre today.


Ndola is the industrial center of Zambia and part of the Copperbelt province which is very rich in mineral deposits. It was the backbone of the Northern Rhodesian economy during British colonial rule, but its economic importance was severely damaged by a crash in global copper prices in 1973 and the nationalization of the copper mines by the government of Kenneth Kaunda. There are no mines in Ndola itself but the Bwana Mkubwa open-cast mine is only 10 km south-east of the city centre. Copper and precious metals used to be brought from elsewhere in the Copperbelt for processing at the Ndola Copper and Precious Metals Refinery. Copper exports provide 70–80% of Zambia's export earnings, making the city very important to the country's economy. The Indeni Oil Refinery in Ndola supplies the whole country, and was repaired in 2001 after being severely damaged by fire in 1999. Ndola is home to one of the country's national newspapers, The Times of Zambia.

          Comment on Pretoria Accident in Pictures – Kombi coming from Zimbabwe KILLED Everyone by Simba Dube   
Please you are raising a false alarm another report mentions no Zimbabwean in that accident. Please verify you facts you people stop chasing hits on then internet
          Comment on Pretoria Accident in Pictures – Kombi coming from Zimbabwe KILLED Everyone by Mbonisi Ncube   
Yes, more info please, pictures only undermine the credibility of your story
          Newly Wedded Woman, Kudzai Juliet Mudema Caught Having Sex With Her Boyfriend During Her Honeymoon *    
A Zimbabwean sex starved lady who couldn't control her quest for sex was caught red-handed bedding her ex-boyfriend during her honeymoon earlier this year.

Kudzai Juliet Mudema, a former nurse in Gweru who got married to her husband Progress Walusi at Muzimukhulu Gardens in December 2016, was only two months into marriage before she cheated on him.
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          Meet trailblazing Zimbabwean contemporary artist: Kudzanai Chiurai   

Kudzanai Chiurai born in 1981 and the first black recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria is an important figure in the African contemporary art scene. His multi-media art is not only breathtaking but thought provoking.

From This Is Africa Lifestyle, the leading forum for African opinion, arts and music.


          248516-2017: Zimbabwe-Harare: FED — Assistance technique à la gestion des ressources naturelles   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 31-07-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          Zimbabwe vs Seychelles Score: COSAFA Cup Results   
ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Zimbabwe vs Seychelles (live score results below) heats up the COSAFA Cup Results today. The game heads to the field shortly. But which team will win this ZIMvSEY battle? The game wraps action for this day in the COSAFA Cup. Zimbabwe vs Seychelles heats up game two of two in the […]
          WorldRemit and Steward Bank form partnership to expand online money transfer services in Zimbabwe   

Cash pick-up services now available in more locations.

(PRWeb May 19, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11864481.htm


          Mire's maiden ton scripts record chase   
GALLE - A belligerent 112 from Solomon Mire set Zimbabwe on track, Sean Williams' 65 provided stability, and Sikandar Raza's sparkling 67 not out laid out the finishing touches as a fearless Zimbabwe ran down Sri Lanka's score of 316 to make history in Galle. Not only was this Zimbabwe's first ODI victory against Sri Lanka on the island, it was also the first time any team successfully pursued a ...
          WARRIORS DESTROY SEYCHELLES   
Sikhumbuzo Moyo at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, South Africa Zimbabwe 6 – 0 Seychelles YOUNG Prince Dube opened his Zimbabwe international account with a goal and an assist in a evening in which the two captains Ovidy Karuru and Ocean Mushure led from the front as the Warriors completely dismantled poor Seychelles at the Royal...
          No reprieve for ratepayers: Kasukuwere   
Innocent Ruwende, Harare Bureau There will be no debt write-offs this time around and ratepayers should pay their bills to enable local authorities to provide services, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said. Addressing delegates attending the Urban Councils’ Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) annual general meeting in Victoria Falls on...
          Zim win in record chase   
Zimbabwe 322 for 4 (Mire 112, Raza 67*, WIlliams 65, Gunaratne 2-45) beat Sri Lanka 316 for 5 (Mendis 86, Tharanga 79*, Gunathilaka 60, Chatara 2-49) by six wickets A BELLIGERENT 112 from Solomon Mire set Zimbabwe on track, Sean Williams’ 65 provided stability, and Sikandar Raza’s sparkling 67 not out laid out the finishing...
          Zimbabwe stun Lanka   
Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century on Friday to take Zimbabwe to a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka and pile pressure on the beleaguered Asian nation.
           Grace Manyawo   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £1480.77
Amount still needed: £1450.77
Activity type: Bakery
About: Hard work and success go hand in hand because life is often tough. Nothing is offered on a silver platter; which means that people have to keep trying to succeed. Grace Manyawo is doing better in her baking and cooking business day by day and it’s all because she works hard. Grace is a widow with... read more


           Sithabile Moyo   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £1269.23
Amount still needed: £1269.23
Activity type: Hairdressers / Salon
About: Persistence plays a very important role in one’s life. Being talented, educated, and clever is just the supplement so that one can get to success easily. Sithabile Moyo is neither educated nor a genius as she dropped out of school but her salon business has been successful because she is persistent.... read more


           Eukeria Maswera   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £2538.46
Amount still needed: £2538.46
Activity type: Food Production
About: Eukeria Maswera’s life has changed drastically ever since she developed a strong relationship with Thrive Microfinance. She confesses how the loan has transformed her well-being in the year since she joined Thrive Microfinance with her fellow two neighbours. Eukeria is a 50 year old lady who resides... read more


           Beauty Sign   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £2115.38
Amount still needed: £2100.38
Activity type: Art / Handicrafts
About: It takes so much courage to put one’s creative idea onto cloth, get it appreciated and start to make a living out of it. Beauty Sign is a creative 47-year woman who has made it in life from her own designs. She is staying in the Glenview 7 area in Harare with her husband a self-employed information... read more


           Belinda Chitsuwi   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £930.77
Amount still needed: £930.77
Activity type: Retail - food
About: Sometimes you need a little crisis to help your adrenaline flow and realise your potential. It is everyone’s responsibility to live life that nourishes their greatest strength. Belinda Chitsuwi is the kind of person who wishes to live a life that comes out of her own sweat. Belinda is a 25 year old... read more


           Lindile Mkwanazi   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £1353.85
Amount still needed: £1353.85
Activity type: Retail - general household items
About: You do not come across success just by hoping for it. To achieve true success, you need the strength of mind and body to struggle and work hard to reach your fullest potential. Lindile Mkwanazi is successful in her business of selling glass and putty because she is strong and she is able to stand firm... read more


           Sibongile Ndawana   


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Loan: £1607.69
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Activity type: Shop
About: Sibongile Ndawana is a member of the Future Ladies group based in Budirio Harare. She is a 37-year-old mother of three children and pays $700 school fees per term, while her husband works for Harare City Council. She operates a well-stocked tuck-shop at her home in Budiriro and has been doing this business... read more


          Using ICTs to Map the Future of Humanitarian Aid (part 1)   
Haiti map after the 2010 earthquake. Over 450 OpenStreetMap volunteers from an estimated 29 countries digitized roads, landmarks and buildings to assist with disaster response and reconstruction. OpenStreetMap/ITO World

The word “disruption” is frequently used to describe technology’s impact on every facet of human existence, including how people travel, learn, and even speak.

Now a growing cadre of digital humanitarians and technology enthusiasts are applying this disruption to the way humanitarian aid and disaster response are administered and monitored.

Humanitarian, or crisis, mapping refers to the real-time gathering and analysis of data during a crisis. Mapping projects allows people directly affected by humanitarian crises or physically located on the other side of the world to contribute information utilizing ICTs as diverse as mobile and web-based applications, aggregated data from social media, aerial and satellite imagery, and geospatial platforms such as geographic information systems (GIS).

Enter the Mappers

When a crisis strikes, it can be difficult for aid teams to coordinate their response if the affected area has been insufficiently mapped.

Enter the humanitarian mappers – thousands of mostly unpaid volunteers that provide vital information to aid agencies and responders by: monitoring social media in the affected area to see how or where the crisis is spreading; keeping tabs on news reports to gauge any impact on communication networks; and downloading satellite imagery of poorly mapped regions to ensure critical infrastructure – such as hospitals, roads and communications networks – have been properly identified.

Utilizing maps and satellite imagery from Google, the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit and other providers, mapping can be of a single hazard or several hazard maps  can be combined in a single map to provide a composite picture.

One of the first major crisis mapping events was the 2010 Haiti earthquake which left hundreds of thousands dead and damaged infrastructure. Hundreds of mappers tracked Tweets from affected Haitians and used satellite imagery from the World Bank to carefully trace the road network in-country. According to leading digital humanitarian Dr. Patrick Meier, this crowdsourced map became “the most detailed roadmap of Haiti ever produced” and was done in a matter of days.

Mapping tools

A few well-known mapping tools are Ushahidi, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), MapAction, and the International Network of CrisisMappers. Ushahidi, out of Kenya, tracks election monitoring and citizen engagement as well as crisis mapping, and is considered a leader in the field. Over 3,500 volunteers have collectively made 12 million edits to OpenStreetMap according to its web site, while CrisisMappers engages more than 8,900 members in over 160 countries. MapAction trains volunteers on its individual mapping service and deploys them to crisis areas with the United Nations’ rapid response Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team.

HOT was the mapping platform used in the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Tyler Radford, HOT’s Executive Director, said that the group works with a range of partners to stay on the cutting edge of the mapping field.

“We work to serve the needs of humanitarian partners active on the ground such as American Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and many more, “he said. “We have operations in Northern Uganda to assist in providing better information on the South Sudan [refugee] crisis, and in Turkey to support Syrian refugees.”

Although HOT, along with partners at Missing Maps, has put more than thirty million people on the world map, many places in the world are still largely invisible. And HOT plans to do something about it.

“Over the next 3 to 5 years, HOT will be working on making mapping even more widely accessible to more people than at any time in history. …We are researching things like artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect and extract features like buildings and roads from satellite imagery,” said Radford. “We are helping more local OpenStreetMap enthusiasts run projects that contribute to real-world challenges in their communities by providing small grants, [and we are] training… more volunteers and local governments to… map the places they live and work and fill critical data gaps.”

I took HOT’s mapping platform for a spin a few months ago. After inadvertently locking a high priority mapping project underway so that I could play around – my apologies, guys – I picked a lower priority project and attempted to highlight a few buildings and roads in Zimbabwe. The process was actually fun; it was amazing to see what I highlighted become easily identifiable sections of the map. Too nervous to save my changes, it was nonetheless easy to understand why mapping is so appealing and an increasingly important piece of the ‘digital humanitarian’ movement.
          Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair   

IT IS is a little past 11 o’clock in the morning and Courtroom C is silent. The accused, the defence attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of The State v Innocent Gwekekwe are absent. In fact, almost all of the courts turn out to be empty. A clue to the mystery may lie in the smell of fried chicken wafting along the airy corridors of Harare’s High Court building, which manages to get through less than half of the matters put before it each year, leading to an ever longer backlog of cases.

The wheels of justice may turn slowly in Zimbabwe, but in some other parts of the continent they have almost fallen off. In the Central African Republic (CAR), for instance, UN peacekeepers lament their inability to arrest criminals in the town of Kaga Bandoro because there are no holding cells to hold them, never mind courtrooms or judges to give them a fair trial.

Zimbabwe and the CAR are extreme examples,...


          Video: Zimbabwe 6-0 Seychelles   

Zimbabwe thrashed the Seychelles 6-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup on Friday. Ovidy Karuru struck a hat-trick , Ocean Mushure scored a brace while Prince Dube marked his senior national team debut with a goal. Here are the highlights from the match:

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          Democracy is easy to lose and hard to restore, says Chilean Lutheran   

It is easy to lose democratic mechanisms but difficult to get them back, says the incoming General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation.

It is easy to lose democracy but difficult to get it back, says the incoming General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Rev Martin Junge - writes Peter Kenny.

Junge, a Chilean, who assumes his post on 1 November, was speaking from first hand experience on 26 July 2010 during an eight-day meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, of the LWF's assembly, its highest governing body.

"As with many people in my country of my own generation, I was profoundly shaped by the period of great political difficulties. We suffered the loss of democracy and freedoms, and lived under the rule of military dictatorship," said Junge.

In 1973, General Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile in a bloody coup. He remained as the Latin American country's ruler until 1990, when he stepped down after losing a national referendum on whether he could continue as president until 1997.

"During that period of time, I learned how little it takes to lose democracy, and how much it takes to regain it," said Junge. He added that he had also learned the, "tremendous value of participatory democracy".

The new LWF General Secretary comes from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile, of which he was president from 1996 to 2000. It is one of the smallest of the LWF's 145 member churches.

"I grew up in a church which will soon have more female than male pastors. I am neither nervous nor concerned about it. I am simply grateful for these developments," Junge said.

He noted that he had been mentored during an internship with his church by a female pastor, the Rev Gloria Rojas, "who is sitting in the assembly representing my church as it first female president".

Junge will succeed the Rev Ishmael Noko, a Zimbabwean, who is retiring after 16 years as LWF General Secretary.

The Chilean pastor, whose mother was a Roman Catholic and father a Lutheran, said he had learned an important sentence from his predecessor, "To be Lutheran is to be ecumenical."

[With acknowledgements to ENI. Ecumenical News International is jointly sponsored by the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Conference of European Churches.]

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          Comment on ‘Zim students in Cyprus turn to prostitution’ by tonyme   
The situation in Cyprus is not happening in vacuum. Children wind up there out the desperate situation in Zimbabwe. Lack of jobs, poor opportunities to advance education in the country, parents lacking funding to support the students and student desire to achieve. As adults and as government, Zimbabwe needs to decide on helping these and other children from Zimbabwe all over the world. This is a waste of manpower. We need these people in Zimbabwe for the future of the country and they are being wasted elsewhere. We won independence to help people of Zimbabwe and in Zimbabwe. Independence should be something we cherish and admire. we need to give everyone a chance by opening all avenues for development.
          Comment on ‘Exports only way out for Zim’ by Mukanya   
The only commodity Zimbabwe can export is violence laced with CORRUPTION, but are there any takers out there?
          Herald bags another award   
Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent The Herald has reaffirmed its position as Zimbabwe’s number one daily after it yesterday received the prestigious Private Sector Disability award for its commitment in championing disability issues. The Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ) presented the award at a ceremony held in Harare. The Herald, under the Zimpapers...
          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI – Watch live!   
Catch all the live action from Sri Lanka’s 1st ODI against Zimbabwe in Galle. The post Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI – Watch live! appeared first on ThePapare.com.
          Mendis, Tharanga lifts Sri Lanka to 316   
Useful contributions from the middle order batsman lifted Sri Lanka to an impressive score of 316 for the loss of 5 wickets in the 1st One Day International against Zimbabwe at the Galle International Stadium earlier today.  Danushka Gunatilake, Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga made half-centuries for Sri Lanka. Mendis, after an excellent knock, fell 14 runs short of a ...
          Ramadan in Botswana   
Ramadan in Botswana

If this is the first time you've heard of Botswana, I don't blame you. While it's a fairly large country geographically, it is a small nation with a population of only 3 million people. Shaped like Texas, and just as hot in the summer.

 A landlocked country with the world's only inland delta, the Okavango Delta, Botswana is located in Southern Africa next to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia . The Okavango Delta is a popular tourist attraction with wildlife and game, and where you will find the only lions in the world who frolic in the water. Cats usually hate getting their paws wet.

This year, Ramadan falls in the winter months.
Freezing cold nights, but fairly mild sunny winter days, make for relatively easy fasting compared to the seventeen hour days of Northern Europe in the summertime. Not too hot, nor too cold, this year we feel truly blessed to be fasting in July.

Muslims are a significant minority from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with a dominant Indian-Malay cultural norms and traditions.

My own family has mixed cultural backgrounds and food being the flavour of a nation, iftaar at my folks' place is a cultural table spread.


Samoosas, dates and chiken tikka for an Indian-Malay flavour. Crab and butternut cooked in coconut milk, siopao (pronounced Shoo-pow) and chicken noodle soup Filipino style.

Samoosas sizzle on the stove

Crab, butternut cooked in coconut milk

Dates to break one's fast the Sunnah way.

Siopao, a chinese influence in Filipino food is a small round steamed bun with a filling  of choice.
These had a sweet red bean paste.


Chicken noodle soup

From left to right (clockwise): Chicken tikka, vegetable soup, samoosas and Siopao
My sister (right) and I, having iftaar at my parent's home.
Winter days are mild, sunny weather prevails. But the temperature drops quickly at night to single digits.

The Ramadan timetable showing sehri and iftaar times in different regions of the country.








          Mbeki thanks Masire for support during apartheid - Mmegi Online   

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          Watch on BBC World News: eight-part series based on UNESCO’s "General History of Africa" book collection   

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Zeinab Badawi delves into the history of Africa for a brand new, eight-part series on BBC World News. The continent of Africa has a long, complex history, and its people built civilizations which rivalled those that existed anywhere else in the world. However, much of the continent’s history is not widely known, and what we are presented with often projects a distorted and partial picture. Sudan-born Zeinab travels to all four corners of Africa, interviewing African historians, archaeologists, and citizens whose accounts and stories paint a vivid picture of their continent's past and how it informs their present lives. It is a series that will inform, educate and entertain - Africa’s history told by Africans themselves.

 

Episodes

BBC World TV: Transmission dates (GMT)

   

1) Mother Africa

In the first episode Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent, examining the origins of humankind and how and why we evolved in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the genuine bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology: Lucy in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic ‘Dinkenesh' - which means 'you are marvellous’! Zeinab also spends time with a unique tribe in Tanzania, who provide insight into how we have lived, for most of our history, as hunter-gatherers. She also looks at what distinguishes us from the animal world and makes us human.

Sat 1st July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 2nd July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

2) Cattle, crops and Iron

Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of human development, travelling to meet the Masai of East Africa where she explains how humans began to domesticate animals and become pastoralists; in Zimbabwe, Zeinab visits one lively farming family and examines how we became settled and began to live from farming. She also looks at how the Iron Age transformed life in Africa and paved the way for the development of rich urban civilisations.

Sat 8th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 9th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

3) Gift of the Nile

Zeinab Badawi’s quest to uncover the history of Africa takes her to Egypt, where she explores the most famous civilisation on the continent – the ancient Egyptians. Zeinab takes you beyond the usual coverage of the pharaohs and asks first who the ancient Egyptians actually were? What was their ethnicity? What made such a great civilisation possible? How did they order their society, and what were their values?

Sat 15th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 16th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

4) The Kingdom of Kush

In the fourth episode, Zeinab Badawi travels to the country of her birth and the very region of her forefathers: northern Sudan, where she sheds light on a little know aspect of ancient African history: the Kingdom of Kush. Its kings ruled for many hundreds of years and indeed in the eighth century BC, they conquered and governed Egypt for the best part of 100 years. Furthermore Kush was an African superpower, its influence extended to the modern day Middle East. Zeinab shows you some of the best preserved of Sudan’s s 1,000 pyramids and explains how some of the customs of Kush have endured to this day.

Sat 22nd July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 23rd July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

5) The Rise of Aksum

Zeinab Badawi travels to the little visited country of Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia, to chart the rise of the Kingdom of Aksum. Described as one of the four greatest civilisations of the ancient world, Zeinab examines archaeological remains in both countries dating from many hundreds of years before Christ. She explains how the Kings of Aksum grew rich and powerful from their control of the Red Sea trade and how they were one of the first civilisations that officially embraced Christianity in the 4th century. Also find out why the Queen of Sheba and the Sacred Ark of the Covenant are so critical to the story of Aksum.

Sat 29th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 30th July 09:10, 21:10

 

   

6) Kings and Emirs

In the sixth episode, Zeinab Badawi focuses on the fall of the kingdom of Aksum, and how the Christian kings that followed in Aksum’s wake left powerful legacies, especially that of King Lalibela. He is credited with building a complex of rock-hewn churches, which represent amazing feats of engineering. She also charts the arrival of Islam in this part of Africa and how the Christian kings and Muslim emirs co-existed. In the most Muslim of Ethiopia’s cities Harar: she observes the bizarre, long standing tradition of the Hyena Men of Harar.

Sat 5th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 6th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

   

7) North Africa

In the penultimate episode, Zeinab Badawi’s exploration of Africa’s rich history focuses on North Africa. She goes to Morocco to find out about the original inhabitants of the region - in particular the Berbers or Amazigh - the best known of the people of North Africa. Zeinab visits Carthage in Tunisia and explains who the Carthaginians were. She looks at the great Berber kings and how they managed to retain their influence when North Africa came under Roman rule. Zeinab shows you some of the most extensive and least visited Roman sites in Algeria.

Sat 12th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 13th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

   

8) Pagans and God

In the final episode, Zeinab Badawi examines the role of religion in Africa. To this day tens of millions of Africans are pagans, who worship a pantheon of Gods and venerate their ancestors. And many more millions of Africans incorporate pagan customs into their monotheistic beliefs. Zeinab takes you through the stages of the arrival of monotheism in Africa: first Judaism , then early Christianity and then finally Islam. She charts the rise of the powerful Islamic dynasties of North Africa, that went on to conquer Spain.

Sat 19th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

Sun 20th Aug 09:10, 21:10

 

 


          UZ student freed on bail   
Fungai Lupande Court Reporter A member of the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Zimbabwe appeared in court yesterday accused of planning violent demonstrations held by medical students at the campus on Monday. Kudakwashe Guta (21), the secretary for sports in the SRC, appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Barbara Chimboza. He was facing public...
          We never banned war vets meeting, say police   
Sydney Kawadza Senior Reporter Police have dismissed a message that was circulated on social media yesterday claiming they had banned a public gathering by Zanu-PF supporters and war veterans. In a statement, acting national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the message was false. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to dismiss a false message...
          Inzamam to continue as Afghanistan coach   
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam ul-Haq has agreed to carry on working with the Afghanistan cricket team as coach for a two-year period after tasting success with the side in Zimbabwe.
          Zimbabwe's repeat offender Vermeulen banned for racist remarks   
Zimbabwe have banned controversial batsman Mark Vermeulen from all cricket activities for what the board described as "repulsive remarks that reflect racism, prejudice and plain ignorance".
          Pakistan's Bilal Asif reported for suspected illegal bowling action   
Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the third and final One-Day International against Zimbabwe.
          Bilal Asif claims five wkts as Pakistan crush Zimbabwe   
Bilal Asif took five wickets and made a handy contribution with the bat as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe to complete a 2-1 series win on Monday.
          Zimbabwe level ODI series as bad light halts Pakistan charge   
Opener Chamu Chibhabha hit 90 as Zimbabwe, aided by bad light, held off a spirited revival from Pakistan to level the One-Day International series with a five-run victory in the second match at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
          Inzamam set to coach Afghanistan for Zimbabwe series   
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has reportedly been roped in as the head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team for the upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe.
          Pakistan cruise home as Yasir's spin sinks Zimbabwe   
Yasir Shah wrecked Zimbabwe's batting lineup with six for 26 as Pakistan cruised to a 131-run win in the opening One-dayer at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.
          Pakistan clinch Zimbabwe Twenty20 series with 15-run win   
Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal hit an unbeaten 38 from 28 balls as Pakistan wrapped up the two-match Twenty20 international series against Zimbabwe with a 15-run victory at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
          Wasim puts Zimbabwe in a spin to claim first T20 for Pakistan   
Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took four wickets to spin Pakistan to a 13-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
          I should be fully fit before South Africa series: Murali Vijay   
Having missed a few international games in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka owing to a recurrent hamstring injury, India opener Murali Vijay has said he wants to attain peak fitness before the upcoming home series against South Africa.
          'Under Duncan Fletcher the work ethic was pretty abysmal'   
Criticising Duncan Fletcher's coaching reign between 2011-15, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that work ethic during the Zimbabwean's tenure was "pretty abysmal" as players reported late in practice sessions.
          Debutant Worker powers New Zealand to T20 triumph   
George Worker compiled a brisk 62 off just 38 balls on his international debut to enable New Zealand to complete their brief limited overs tour of Zimbabwe with an easy 80-run win in their only Twenty20 international on Sunday.
          Williamson's knock sets up Kiwi series win   
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 90 to lay the foundations for a 38-run victory over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Friday which gave the Kiwis the three-match one-day international series 2-1.
          'Couldn't capitalise in Zimbabwe but hope to play for India again'   
Robin Uthappa has rued that he could not capitalize on the chances he got during India's recent ODI series in Zimbabwe due to judgemental errors but vowed to stage a comeback to the national team.
          Latham hits maiden ton as rampant New Zealand level series   
A sparkling unbeaten double-century opening stand from Martin Guptill and Tom Latham propelled New Zealand to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
          Ervine's maiden ton leads Zimbabwe to rare win   
Craig Ervine struck a powerful maiden century to lead Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first one-day international at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
          Pakistan to play ODI series in Zimbabwe after September 30   
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to tour Zimbabwe for three One-day Internationals and two T20Is, but would play the ODI series only after September 30 deadline, set by the ICC for the top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy.
          Pakistan team's tour of Zimbabwe called off   
Pakistan team's tour of Zimbabwe next month and a planned tri-series ODI tournament there have been called off after mutual understanding between the two countries.
          They were 'sick and tired' of losing   
Zimbabwe's stand-in cricket captain Sikander Raza praised his teammates for upstaging India in the second T20 International.
          2nd T20: Chibhabha helps Zimbabwe to topple India for landmark win   
A measured half century from opener Chamu Chibhabha propelled Zimbabwe to their first ever Twenty20 victory over former World champions India by 10 runs, in Harare, on Sunday.
          Captain Rahane slams batsmen after T20 loss to Zimbabwe   
Captain Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday blamed his batsmen after India went down to Zimbabwe by 10 runs despite chasing a modest total, in the second T20 International against Zimbabwe, in Harare.
          After ODI whitewash, Team India look to complete T20 clean sweep   
After a 3-0 ODI whitewash and a win in the first T20 International, India would be looking to continue their dominance and complete the clean sweep when they take on a hapless Zimbabwe in the second and final T20 International in Harare.
          Harare T20I: Axar spins India to comfortable win over Zimbabwe   
Axar Patel and Harbhajan Singh produced an impressive display of spin bowling as India trounced a hapless Zimbabwe by 54 runs in the first T20 International in Harare on Friday. Patel (3 for 17) and Harbhajan (2 for 29) ripped through Zimbabwe's batting order, ending the home team's challenge at 124-7 while chasing a target of 179 on a slow track at Harare Sports Club.
          'There was no initial movement but the pitch became slower later'   
Ajinkya Rahane felt it was a good toss to win for the visitors in the first T20 International against Zimbabwe because it was easier to bat in the first innings as the pitch got slower with time.
          Stuart Binny is MVP of Zimbabwe ODI series   
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the Most Valuable Player Index of the just-concluded three-match series between India and Zimbabwe.
          Team India eye T20 domination after ODI clean sweep   
After an emphatic ODI clean-sweep, India would be looking to continue their dominance when they square off against Zimbabwe in a couple of Twenty20 Internationals starting in Harare on Friday.
          Preparation was key for centurion Jadhav   
India batsman Kedhar Jadhav finally delivered with a maiden One-Day International hundred in the concluding game of the series ODI against Zimbabwe on Tuesday and the 30-year-old is glad that he managed to make something of a "great opportunity" given to him by the national selectors.
          The boys were hungry to win and played as a team: Rahane   
India captain Ajinkya Rahane has applauded his team for playing as a unit, saying that every member of the side contributed in the 3-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe in the ODI series.
          Jadhav's maiden ODI ton helps India whitewash Zimbabwe   
A maiden century from Kedar Jadhav helped India complete a clean-sweep of the three-match One-Day International series in Zimbabwe with an 83-run victory at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
          Rahane-led India eye series whitewash over Zimbabwe   
The Indian team, led by Ajinkya Rahane, would be eyeing for a clean sweep of the ongoing series when they lock horns with Zimbabwe in the final ODI of the three-match series in Harare on Tuesday.
          Nothing wrong with my batting, just some shot selection issues: Vijay   
After a five-year wait, opener Murali Vijay finally registered his maiden One-day International half-century, in the second match against Zimbabwe on Sunday. The India opener is now determined to make a mark in the 50-over format.
          Lucky to get call to play for the country: Samson   
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who replaced the injured Ambati Rayudu in the Indian squad for the remainder of the Zimbabwe tour, said he is happy and excited to don the country's colours.
          Injury forces Rayudu out of Zimbabwe tour   
A thigh injury has forced India batsman Ambati Rayudu out of the Zimbabwe tour.
          Spinners did a good job for us: Rahane   
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane credited his spinners for exploiting the slow pitch to the optimum as India sealed the three-match series against Zimbabwe with a comfortable 62-run win in the second ODI in Harare.
          India crush Zimbabwe by 62 runs to seal ODI series 2-0   
India rode on a solid all-round performance to comfortably crush Zimbabwe by 62 runs in the second One-day International, thereby taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Harare on Sunday.
          Batting a worry for India ahead of second Zimbabwe ODI   
Pushed to the brink before managing a narrow win in the opening One-Day International, India will have to quickly sort out its middle-order batting woes when it takes on a spirited Zimbabwe in the second match in Harare, on Sunday.
          I was looking to stay calm but inside I was nervous: Rahane   
India skipper Ajinkya Rahane said it was difficult to hold nerves when Zimbabwe looked like pulling away when home skipper Elton Chigumbura was batting solid from one end in the first ODI of the three-match series in Harare.
          India score nervy win over Zimbabwe in first ODI   
A second-string India just about managed to survive an embarrassing defeat at the hands of a fighting Zimbabwe as the visitors huffed and puffed to a narrow four-run win to take 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series in Harare.
          It's a little bit tricky for Zimbabwe against India   
India's bench strength will be tested when a second string team takes on Zimbabwe.
          'The Indian team respects Zimbabwe, but we are here to win'   
Acknowledging the progress Zimbabwe has made in One-dayers, India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane says they respect the hosts and will not take them lightly in the three-match series, beginning on Friday.
          Grand welcome for Indian team in Zimbabwe   
The Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team arrived in Harare on Tuesday for the limited overs series against hosts Zimbabwe, starting on July 10.
          Zimbabwe-bound Rahane 'looking for consistency in ODIs'   
India's captain for the One-day series in Zimbabwe addressed the media prior to the team's departure. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com reports.
          Injured Karn Sharma out of Zimbabwe tour   
India's leg-spinner Karn Sharma has been ruled out of the Zimbabwe tour due to a fractured finger.
          'You can't play cricket with so much of baggage and fear factor'   
Being on the fringes of Indian cricket team for years can be a tad frustrating but Manoj Tiwary has learnt to live with it and is now preparing for the upcoming challenge in Zimbabwe.
          'The decision of naming me captain did come as a surprise'   
Ajinkya Rahane has admitted he was stunned to be named India captain for their upcoming Zimbabwe series, after being dropped just a week earlier.
          The goal is to make every opportunity count: Manish Pandey   
Manish Pandey says his maiden ODI call-up was long overdue and he now hopes to make his much awaited India debut during the short tour of Zimbabwe next month.
          Rahane seeks Dhoni's calmness and Kohli's controlled aggression   
Named captain for the tour of Zimbabwe, Ajinkya Rahane says he would like to take Mahendra Singh Dhoni's calmness and Virat Kohli's controlled aggression into the field when he wears the skipper's hat in the upcoming limited-overs series.
          'Will never be happy till I become India's leading batsman'   
Back in India's ODI squad after two years, opener Murali Vijay says he was expecting the call up for the Zimbabwe series after good performances in 32 Test appearances since 2008.
          Champions Trophy uncertainty irks Bangladesh   
Bangladesh has criticised the current scheduling system in international cricket as a new tri-series in Zimbabwe threatens their qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy.
          'I've always been impressed with Ajinkya's commitment and dedication'   
Sachin Tendulkar has extended his greetings to new captain Ajinkya Rahane, hoping the youngster will do a good job during the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
          Figure out India's Zimbabwe-bound ODI squad   
Rajneesh Gupta presents a statistical outlook of the players named in India's squad for the upcoming limited-overs series in Zimbabwe.
          Rahane to lead India for Zimbabwe ODIs, T20s; Dhoni, Kohli rested   
Ajinkya Rahane was chosen as captain of the depleted Indian team for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe next month as the selectors decided to rest several seniors including Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
          Did ICC revive Pakistan task team in Barbados?    
The ICC at its annual conference in Barbados has revived the task team for Pakistan cricket after the PCB showed a documentary on the security measures adopted for Zimbabwe's tour to the strife-torn nation last month.
          Dhoni, Kohli likely to be rested for Zimbabwe tour   
Taking note of the fatigue factor, India are likely field a second string team for the forthcoming limited overs tour of Zimbabwe next month.
          Indian team selection for Zimbabwe tour on Monday   
The next month's tour to the African nation had been rendered doubtful owing to unresolved issues between the country's cricket board and host broadcaster Ten Sports.
          McCullum commits to another year...but will skip mid-year tours   
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will skip tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa this year but will return to the side and be available until at least next year's World Twenty20 tournament in India, the country's cricket governing body said on Friday.
          India tried to sabotage Zimbabwe's tour to Pakistan, claims minister   
The home minister of Punjab province in Pakistan, Shuja Khanzada, on Tuesday alleged that the Indian spy and intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had made attempts to ensure that the Zimbabwe cricket team did not tour the country in May.
          A world record for Mustafizur Rahman   
Mustafizur Rahman on Sunday became only the second bowler to take two five-wicket hauls in his first two one-day internationals, emulating Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori.
          BCCI calls off Zimbabwe tour: report   
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly called off the proposed tour to Zimbabwe citing broadcasting issues and fatigue factors.
          Zimbabwe's cricketers bribed to tour Pakistan? PCB rubbishes reports   
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan rubbished allegations that they bribed the Zimbabwean cricketers to tour Pakistan for a short limited over series last month.
          India to tour Zimbabwe for a short series next month   
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) confirmed that the Indian team will tour the country to play three One-day Internationals and two Twenty20s in July.
          Will Zimbabwe tour change perception about security in Pakistan?   
Zimabwe's successful tour of Pakistan will help convince other international teams to play in the country.
          Third ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe abandoned   
Zimbabwe, chasing a target of 297 to win, were 62-0 at the end of the eighth over when a power failure in a floodlight tower and a heavy sandstorm forced the players to walk off the field at Gaddafi Stadium.
          Azhar Ali's ton gives Pakistan first series win in 17 months   
A fine hundred by Azhar Ali helped Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by six wickets in the second One-Day International and win their first One-day series in 17 months, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, on Friday night.
          Zimbabwe captain Chigumbura handed two-match suspension   
Elton Chigumbura's Pakistan tour came to an abrupt end after the Zimbabwe captain was slapped with a two-match suspension for his team's slow over-rate in Tuesday's first One-Day International in Lahore.
          1st ODI: Malik ton leads Pakistan to win over Zimbabwe   
Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in the first One-dayer by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
          'Pakistan is a safe country to play cricket'   
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase has declared Pakistan 'safe' for international cricket.
          Malik, Sami back in Pakistan ODI squad for Zimbabwe series   
Pakistan have made a number of changes in their ODI squad for the short home series against Zimbabwe, recalling seniors such as Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Sami in the 16-member side.
          Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0   
Pakistan edged Zimbabwe by two wickets in the second and final Twenty20 International on Sunday to clinch the series 2-0 at a boisterous Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
          Cricket returns! Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory   
Pakistan marked international cricket's return to the trouble-torn country with a five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.
          PCB expects India's support in bringing cricket back to Pakistan   
'Zimbabwe has given us a lot of support by undertaking this tour despite pressure on them so we also urge the public to cheer team along with our team as well'
          Zimbabwe team arrives in Pakistan amid tight security   
The Zimbabwe cricket team arrived in Lahore on Tuesday, the first test-playing nation to tour Pakistan since a gun attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in 2009 had left six policemen and a van driver dead.
          Sami, Malik recalled for T20s against Zimbabwe   
Experienced Pakistan players Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Sami received surprise call-ups to the national side for the two T20 matches against the touring Zimbabwe team after spending close to three years in the wilderness.
          Justin Langer's name doing rounds for India coach's job   
Former Australia opener Justin Langer has suddenly cropped up as one of the possible candidates for Indian cricket team's chief coach's job, a position that is lying vacant after Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher completed his tenure at the end of the World Cup.
          ICC not to send match officials to Pakistan   
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will not be sending match officials to Pakistan for the tour of Zimbabwe should the limited overs series go ahead, the governing body said on Sunday.
          Zimbabwe tour to Pakistan is on: Whatmore   
Zimbabwe will fly to Pakistan on Sunday for a limited-overs tour, their coach Dav Whatmore told Reuters.
          Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan as per schedule: PCB chief   
The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Friday that Zimbabwe would tour the country after earlier calling off the series due to security apprehensions after an attack on the minority Ismaili community members in Karachi.
          Zimbabwe decision to quit Pakistan tour put on hold   
Zimbabwe pulled out of this month's historic cricket tour to Pakistan and then retracted their decision within 16 minutes in a bizarre turnaround on Thursday.
          PCB chief invites BCCI officials to Pakistan   
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has extended invitations to key officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and government functionaries to attend a match of the forthcoming series against Zimbabwe in Lahore.
          Touring Pakistan remains an unacceptable risk, FICA warns Zimbabwe   
As Pakistan gets ready to host Zimbabwe in its first proper home series in six years, the Federation of International Cricketers' Association warned against international teams touring the country, stating its security experts have said the "risk is unmanageable".
          PCB grateful to Cricket Zimbabwe as they confirm Pakistan tour   
International cricket will return to Pakistan next month after Zimbabwe agreed to tour the country .
          Zimbabwe ready to tour Pakistan for ODI series   
Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a One-Day International series that could mark the first visit by a Test-playing nation since 2009.
          For first time in 6 years Pakistan set to play home series   
Zimbabwe set to become first team to tour Pak after terror fears in March 2009.
          Money crunch forced me to quit international cricket: Taylor   
Zimbabwe's retired cricketer Brendan Taylor has admitted that the lack of financial security was the reason behind his decision to quit international cricket after the World Cup.
          Zimbabwe set to visit Pakistan, first by a Test nation since 2009!   
If Zimbabwe agrees to the tour it would be the first by a Test playing nation to Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009.
          Raina, Dhoni pull India through!   
Zimbabwe looked like they were headed for a miracle win but Suresh Raina and M S Dhoni made sure India registered their 10th consecutive win in the World Cup.
          Of Raina's impressive batting average and Dhon's cool captaincy   
India finished at the heap of Pool B after beating Zimbabwe by six wickets in their final league match in Auckland on Saturday after Suresh Raina and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni combined well to take the team across the finish line.
          Record maker, Taylor leaves Zimbabwe cricket on a high   
Brendan Taylor has been the boy on the burning deck all through his career for Zimbabwe.
          PHOTOS: Raina ton stretches India's unbeaten run in World Cup   
Photos of the World Cup game between India and Zimbabwe being played in Auckland
          'Bowlers holding their own is certainly good for Indian cricket'   
Zimbabwe stand-in captain Brendan Taylor feels that the Indian bowling unit will not only trouble his team with swing but also with the pace when the
          Can India make it a 'Perfect 10' at the World Cup?   
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's boys have eclipsed the India record by winning nine straight games in the World Cup, including four matches in the previous edition. Saturday's match against Zimbabwe provides them the opportunity.
          World Cup, India v Zimbabwe: How the teams stack up   
Factbox on Saturday's World Cup Pool B match between India and Zimbabwe at Eden Park in Auckland.
          'It's very pleasing to see that Virat has realized his potential'   
Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore says Virat Kohli is one of the few players who have realised their potential after showing initial promise but the young India Test captain still has a long way to go.
          Dhoni won't make changes for inconsequential Zimbabwe match   
Even after sealing a quarter-final berth captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is averse to changes in the team for their next World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Auckland on Saturday.
          Ousted Zimbabwe have paid the price for sloppiness, reckons Taylor   
'We've played some excellent cricket for 80 percent of the time we've been here but that 20 percent is why we're not going to progress'
          Ireland's Cusack takes two in last over to knock out Zimbabwe   
Cusack took two wickets in three balls in the final over as Ireland knocked Zimbabwe out of the World Cup with a thrilling five-run win in their Pool B match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday.
          PHOTOS: Ireland survive Zimbabwe scare, remain in hunt for quarters   
Ireland survived a mighty scare before pulling off a sensational five-run win over Zimbabwe to keep themselves in the hunt for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Hobart.
          The West Indies test was an absolute necessity for India   
India to be tested the way they were by the West Indies from the position they had gotten themselves in at one stage might just augur well for them. In fact they had a lot of positives to take away from the game. That they won, allows them to remain at the top of the table with a couple of games against Zimbabwe and Ireland. But given their win required a seventh wicket stand of 51 runs, it also means it would have given them a chance to experience what they could in their knock-out matches.
          Zimbabwe ready for 'crunch' clash with Ireland   
The Africans have won just one of their four games and are sixth in Pool B, but victory against William Porterfield's side will put them back in the hunt for a quarter-final place.
          Riaz's all-round show helps Pakistan edge past Zimbabwe   
Batting at No. 9, Wahab Riaz struck a quickfire half-century before he returned to claim four wickets with the ball to lift Pakistan to a narrow 20-run victory.
          PHOTOS: Pak keep quarters hope alive with narrow win over Zim   
Embattled Pakistan finally opened their account in the World Cup as they laboured to a narrow 20-run win over a spirited Zimbabwe in a Pool B match in Brisbane on Sunday.
          Clash of confidence boost? Pakistan look to revisit 1992 victory   
Pakistan look to get their so far lacklustre World Cup campaign going with a win over Zimbabwe.
          PHOTOS: Gayle double ton helps Windies overpower Zimbabwe   
Photos from the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe played on Tuesday.
          Gayle's record double century flattens Zimbabwe   
Chris Gayle rediscovered his mojo in spectacular fashion on Tuesday with the first ever World Cup double century to drive West Indies to a 73-run victory over Zimbabwe in their Pool B clash at Manuka Oval.
          Bravo to miss Zimbabwe match, in doubt for South Africa   
Darren Bravo will miss West Indies' third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra.
          Zimbabwe performances raise hope of World Cup progress   
A promising start to their World Cup campaign will raise hopes of a quarter-final berth.
          Why Zimbabwe is lucky to have Williams in the squadWhy Zimbabwe is lucky to have Williams in the squad   
"I tried not to show it. I was just trying to breathe and relax and stick to what we have been doing at training."
          PHOTOS: Williams to the rescue as Zimbabwe edge UAE   
Images from the ICC World Cup match played between Zimbabwe and The United Arab Emirates on Thursday
          World Cup: Williams guides Zimbabwe to nervous win over UAE   
Sean Williams ensured Zimbabwe would not become the first top tier side to lose to United Arab Emirates when his counter-attacking half century secured a four-wicket victory in their World Cup clash in Nelson on Thursday.
          PHOTOS: Zimbabwe go down fighting to South Africa   
Images from the World Cup match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Hamilton, New Zealand.
          Zimbabwe wilt under Miller, Duminy tons   
David Miller and J P Duminy scored centuries as South Africa overcame a real challenge from Zimbabwe to record a 62-run victory in their opening World Cup Pool B game in Hamilton on Sunday.
          Masakadza helps minnows Zimbabwe to shock win over Sri Lanka   
Hamilton Masakadza scored a run-a-ball century as Zimbabwe stunned Sri Lanka with a comprehensive seven-wicket victory in a World Cup warm-up at Bert Sutcliffe Oval on Wednesday.
          WC warm-up: New Zealand's tie against Zimbabwe abandoned   
Rain forced the abandonment of Monday's cricket World Cup warm-up match between New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
          World Cup 2015: Know the Zimbabwe cricket team   
Penpix of the Zimbabwe squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
          Angelo Mathews blames sloppy fielding for loss to Zimbabwe   
... scored more than a 300 run target to get a victory. Sri Lanka have been criticised in recent days by the country's sports minister for being overweight and unfit. Captain Angelo Mathews also laid into his players after the defeat. "Having 315 on the ...
          Whatmore named new Zimbabwe coach   
Dav Whatmore has been unveiled as the new Zimbabwe coach with the Australian agreeing to an initial contract that runs until the end of the World Cup early next year.
          ICC suspends Zimbabwe's Waller over illegal bowling action   
The International Cricket Council confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal.
          Zimbabwe axe coach eight weeks from World Cup   
Zimbabwe are searching for a new coach just eight weeks before the World Cup after sacking Stephen Mangongo, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
          Bangladesh's Taijul grabs hat-trick on debut in Zimbabwe rout   
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the first cricketer to claim a hat-trick on his debut in a One-day International as he set up a five-wicket victory for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe on Monday.
          Bangladesh seal Zimbabwe series with big win   
Opening batsman Anamul Haque top-scored with 95 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs in the third One-day International to wrap up the five-match series.
          Bangladesh openers compile record stand vs Zimbabwe   
Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes set a new record opening partnership for Bangladesh when the left-handed duo added 224 for the first wicket in the third Test against Zimbabwe at Chittagong on Wednesday.
          Surprised why no Indians in ICC's Test Team of the Year?   
India registered just three victories in 11 Tests, worse than even Zimbabwe and the West Indies...
          Shakib performs rare all-round feat as Bangladesh demolish Zimbabwe   
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the third man to hit a hundred and take 10-wickets in the same match as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 162 runs in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Zimbabwe, who lost the first Test in Dhaka by three wickets, folded for 151 in their second innings at Khulna as they chased 314 for victory.
          Masakadza's century boosts Zimbabwe   
Hamilton Masakadza defied Bangladesh's spinners with an unbeaten 154 to take Zimbabwe to a respectable position in the second Test in Kulna.
          Tamim, Shakib hit tons as Bangladesh dominate Day 2   
Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal scored centuries as Bangladesh took charge of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Khulna. The hosts, who plodded to 193-3 on the opening day after electing to bat, made 433 in their first innings before being dismissed in the final session of the second day.
          Taijul's 8-wkt haul gives Bangladesh dramatic win over Zimbabwe   
Taijul Islam excelled with bat and ball as Bangladesh scored a tense three-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Dhaka on Monday.
          ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy in the UAE   
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy returned to Dubai on Thursday after embarking on a world tour, which started at the ICC headquarters in the city on July 3. The trophy has so far visited India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea.
          For now, Shastri gives full marks to 'solid character' Fletcher   
His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean.
          Du Plessis ton helps South Africa set up Australia final   
Faf du Plessis smashed a third century in four matches as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs on Thursday to set up a final showdown with Australia in the triangular series tournament.
          Last thing I am thinking about is retiring, says injured Clarke   
Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit One-day cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury.
          ICC ODI Rankings: India grab No 1 spot   
Good times are here for the Men in Blue! Their dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole No 1 team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued in Dubai.
          Team India must play Tests only in Bangladesh, WI and Zimbabwe!   
Only the Board of Control for Cricket in India, says Haresh Pandya, could have thought of inviting a team like the West Indies to provide practice to the Indian cricketers before they embark on a difficult tour of Australia for a four-Test series later this year.
          Skipper Chigumbura leads Zimbabwe to shock win over Australia   
Captain Elton Chigumbura hit a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe secured a shock three-wicket win over Australia in the triangular series on Sunday.
          Clarke confident of recuperating in time for Zimbabwe one-dayer   
Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident he will be fit to lead his country in a One-Day International against Zimbabwe on Sunday after missing the first two matches of the tour because of a hamstring injury.
          Utseya hat-trick in vain as South Africa beat Zimbabwe   
South Africa survived a batting collapse precipitated by a hat-trick from spinner Prosper Utseya to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the third match of the triangular series on Friday.
          Cricket Buzz: Captain Clarke set to miss more matches   
Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the 'back end' of the triangular One-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey.
          Cricket Buzz: Maxwell misses ton as Australia trounce Zimbabwe   
Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh both fell agonisingly short of centuries but still helped Australia to a record One-Day International tally at the Harare Sports Club as they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs on Monday.
          Fletcher will lead India into World Cup: Dhoni   
Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup.
          Cricket Buzz: Zimbabwe's Utseya reported for suspect action   
Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported for an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.
          Cricket Buzz: De Kock stars as SA cruise to Zimbabwe series whitewash   
Opener Quinton de Kock smashed 84 as a weakened South Africa crushed Zimbabwe by seven wickets to complete a whitewash in their three-match ODI series at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Thursday.
          Cricket Buzz: De Kock equals record as SA beat Zimbabwe   
Quinton de Kock tied a One-day International record as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
          'Indian batsmen failed to apply themselves in English conditions'   
Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job.
          Cricket Buzz: Amla ton sees SA beat Zimbabwe by 93 runs in 1st ODI   
Opener Hashim Amla carried his bat through the innings to record an unbeaten 122 as South Africa eased to a 93 run victory over Zimbabwe in the first one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Sunday.
          Cricket Buzz: Watson out of Zimbabwe tour after ankle injury   
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of Australia's one-day tour of Zimbabwe after standing on a ball and twisting his ankle at training in Brisbane on Saturday.
          Du Plessis falls short of ton as South Africa take lead   
Faf du Plessis fell two runs short of a fourth test century as South Africa eased past Zimbabwe's first innings total by reaching 278 for five at lunch on the third day of the one-off match at Harare Sports Club on Monday.
          Afghanistan crush Zimbabwe to draw ODI series   
Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final One-Day International by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2. Ashraf returned figures of three for 29 and along with seamer Dawlat Zadran (two for 39) was the pick of the bowlers as Afghanistan recorded their biggest ever 50-over victory by runs.
          Cricket Buzz: Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous win   
Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a two-wicket One-Day International victory over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the war-torn country has beaten a Test-playing nation.
          #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire freed on bail, faces violence charges   

A Zimbabwean pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe was freed on bail on Wednesday, two days after he was arrested at a student rally and charged with promoting violence.

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          Starving Zimbabweans face food aid cut   
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          Comment on Nation remembers Father Zimbabwe by haiwawo   
While those who remain at the helm are driven by egos, he was statesman enough to know that no one is bigger than the country.I remember him too fighting for Strive Masiiwa arguing let those who have ideas be given opportunities to implement them and for that he was verbally abused by Joyce Mujuru.He also brought a refreshing honesty by publicly disclosing his son had died from from AIDS related complications (though he unfortunately blamed it on whites). This was at a time when people wanted it to be kept a secret.This man was a visionary who thought of the country, a quality missing from most of the current leadership who think only of themselves and their families. If only we had a few men of such stature, the country would not be in the mess it is in.
          Comment on Govt gazettes $20m Kuwait loan by Wakisai   
The Kuwati $20 million loan was signed on March 24 with terms and conditions published a few months later. Now what are Government excuses for not applying the same celerity to gazetting the T&C's for that long outstanding $200 million Afreximbank loan/facility negotiated way back in 2016, that supposedly guarantees the value of Bond Notes their one-to-one parity with the US$?? Not forgetting many other Afreximbank "secret" loans to Zimbabwe which also require gazetting, plus that never constituted independent bond notes committee promised by RBZ governor Mangudya that was meant to oversee the administration of bond notes?
          What I've learned from The Ritz-Carlton team   
If you have read me for some time now, you know I fall in love with the most creative, innovative brands around the world. But, after a while, it looks like you've seen... well, everything. Of course, that's not true, but just a feeling of linearity. 


Yes, I love hotels more than anything in this world. Yes, you can get bored from time to time and take things for granted. Yes, you can feel tired of luxury or too much attention, to say the blunt truth. 

After fifty 5-star hotels in less than a year, the images in my head started to get fuzzy. Of course, I remember moments and feelings. But the lines are merely confusing. 

This was not the case with The Ritz-Carlton. In fact, I was so blown away by some things, that I talked about these hotels till I made everybody crazy.




Yes, it was a dream come true (who in the world wouldn't want to stay at The Ritz?!). Yes, my ego played a huge role. But the after taste was very different. I felt humble and powerful at the same time. 




And for the first time, I am ready to share what I've learned from The Ritz-Carlton team:

1. Hospitality is a state of mind. 

Every hotel I've visited offers comfort, wonderful design, and great services. 

The Ritz-Carlton plays in another league. 

They have the best beds in the world - so good that when I got home, I was interested in buying a mattress like that. They work with an amazing brand from the USA and sell those beds, pillows, and blankets. And yes, a $2000 mattress like that it's worth every penny! 

The design of the rooms is not flamboyant, nor has too many details. Everything is created for pleasure, for fun, for a good life inside and for you to feel like home. 

There is nothing you could want and the Ritz-Carlton team couldn't do it.

The food is out-of-this-world.  

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2. Collaboration is the most powerful instrument of the new world. 

They are all great communicators, they know how to do it with awesomeness and ease. 

I've been a witness in an intense scene (at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC): a very difficult, demanding client, wanting more and more special attention. And a smart and relaxed team member, with just one compliment and a smile made that client dancing in the club, and walking very satisfied and happy. 




3. Diversity is not a rule or a necessity, but the normality of a life well lived. 

They can hire anybody - there are a lot of very talented people everywhere in this world. But they create stories and emotions, hiring people so different in cultures, beliefs, races, religions, orientations, and traditions - that you can feel an entire cultural Universe opens in front of you. 

I've met in Dubai people from UK, UAE, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Italy, and USA, in the same team. And the glue between them: kindness, openness, acceptance, respect, and love. 




4. Vulnerability is an asset, not a liability. 

I've never met hotels' employees so vulnerable and open to share their personal stories, their moments of doubt, their pleasures and preferences, their strong opinions about anything. Of course, with smiles, kindness, and respect. They make you feel included, relaxed and very welcome. 

I've met a beautiful young woman at the club, with a perfect chocolate skin and a sweet smile, and we were both looking at the full moon. She told me that she sees a playful rabbit shape on the moon. I loved her for that!  

I was blown away by every single member of the Ritz-Carlton team. No small talk in there, but smart, warm conversations that melted my heart.




5. The good energy is real. 

Have you ever entered a space and instantly felt good? This powerful energy may come from many places and in different shapes: from nature (flowers, water everywhere), from the people (acceptance, kindness, goodwill), from the power of a soul business and from the management. Peace, joy, and frankness make the rules. 




6. The world of my dreams. 

For the first time in my life, I've seen the world of my dreams in front of me, a world where I want to thrive. 

And it's not enough to dream of this world, but to create it. And these people already made a step forward. They understand that change starts with just one smile. 




This is the world I want to live in: diversity, possibilities, respect, kindness, open-minds, collaborations, energy, expansion, vulnerability, love, ease, and joy. 

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          Zimbabwe Warriors Demolishes Seychelles 6 -0 to Book a Place in the Quarter Finals -COSAFA   
Zimbabwe 6 – 0 Seychelles THE Warriors have qualified for the Cosafa Castle Cup quarterfinals and will face Swaziland at Royal Bafokeng on Sunday. Sunday Chidzambwa’s charges crashed Seychelles 6-0 in their last group B match on Friday night. Madagascar’s 4-1 win over Mozambique in the other match was in vain as the Warriors ended […]
          Mugabe takes aim at Mnangagwa   

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday fired warning shots at Zanu PF factions, although most of his attacks seemed targeted at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his loyalists, accusing them of being tribalists and frustrating his appointees.

Mugabe takes aim at Mnangagwa : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Fat’ cop caught sleeping on the job   
A big-boned Zimbabwe Republic Police officer was captured on camera by colleagues whilst dosing on duty with service riffle.     Pakawuya mbavha Anokwanisa kumhanya here Officer ava nekuSimba kwavo uko
          Winky D, Jah Prayzah choice curtain raisers   

DANCEHALL chanter, Winky D and Jah Prayzah have become favourite “poster boys” for music promoters bringing in international acts to stage shows in Zimbabwe.

Winky D, Jah Prayzah choice curtain raisers : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          UZ backs down, allows students to return   

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice-chancellor, Levi Nyagura, yesterday bowed down to pressure and permitted evicted medical students to return to their halls of residence following threats of contempt of court charges by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZHLR).

UZ backs down, allows students to return : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Mugabe resting his eye at funeral-picture goes viral   
A photograph of 93-year-old Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, resting his eye during former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire’s funeral service has gone viral on social media. In the picture the nonagenarian is seen curled up in a chair with both hands under his left leg and his left foot a few inches off the ground. […]
          Zimbabwe condemns use of teargas on ordinary citizens by the Police   
Heal Zimbabwe condemns the use of teargas canisters on ordinary citizens by the police in Harare as they tried to disperse protesting vendors, commuter omnibus crew and rank marshals who were protesting against police harassment and use of spikes to control traffic on 29 June 2017. This then led to a total lockdown of Harare […]
          DEMBARE OR BOSSO, SO WHAT, HE REMAINS OUR FATHER ZIMBABWE   
Sharuko On Saturday EXACTLY 50 years ago, on May 25, 1967, Scottish giants Celtic made history when they became the first British club to be crowned champions of Europe after beating Italian powerhouse Inter Milan 2-1 in the final in Lisbon. The heroes of that campaign, dubbed the Lisbon Lions, provided their city Glasgow, in...
          Time out with Tuku, Alexio   
Godwin Muzari Recently in NYANGA The weather was fine. It was sunny, uncharacteristic of the Eastern Highlands terrain that is known for misty days and unexpected summer drizzle. This part of Zimbabwe is a geographical reality of the adage that equates unexpected and quick changes in life to weather. Last Saturday the weather did not change...
          WARRIORS, CHEVRONS SHINE, OVER TO YOU MAKEPEKEPE   
Petros Kausiyo in SUN CITY, South Africa Zimbabwe…………… (2) 6 Seychelles……………..… 0 SKIPPER Ovidy Karuru again led from the front as he joined an elite band of Zimbabwe captains to score a hat-trick with a man-of-the-match display in leading the Warriors’ demolition of Seychelles at the Royal Bafokeng Palace and a place in the knock-out...
          CAPS in do-or-die battle   
Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter CAPS United believe they can put behind them a tumultuous week and cheer the spirits of their fans, in particular, and Zimbabwean football, in general, by slaying one of the continent’s ultimate giants Zamalek in a CAF Champions League showdown at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. Makepekepe, who are playing in...
          TRAINING COURSE CHANGES LIVES IN ZIMBABWE   
A young woman who completed a training course funded by Blythswood Care is now running her own business and supporting a younger sister who is still in school. Teresa, now 24, received instruction in sewing at Harare Shelter’s empowerment programme in 2015. Now she manufactures seat covers and children’s clothes which are sold in South Africa.As a teenager, her father’s ill health contributed to her own poor performance at school. With no qualifications she went to South Africa to work –
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          LOOKING FOR DISCREET HUNG BLACK GUYS IN DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA   
2 Manly guys, have never bottomed and want to try bottom for first time. Want to experience a hung manly black guy or more from anywhere. West Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe etc, etc .
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We are located in KZN area of South Africa and are hungry to try some real African cock as currently Durban city seems to be lacking it. Drop us a line if you are visiting, or live here or travel to Durban.
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We are open to topping too if you are a black guy who likes to bottom, BUT we are seriously looking for tops to top us.
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          Re: Zimbabwe-GALZ Parties   
Hi...are these parties still happening as I do go through to Zims every so often and would like to get in touch with some nice Zim guys for friendship, partying and more.
          Lovely Victoria Falls...   
I have had an opportunity to work in Kasana in Botswana with a regional office in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and I travelled between the 2 towns regulalrly.

I found Victoria Falls to more outgoing and the guys were more switched-on in-terms of Gay sex. They understood the language of gay and never made a big fuss about being asked out for sex. Kasane on the other hand was a very different and reserved town with everybody pretenting they had no clue what happens when 2 men get into bed.

It did however take a few dollars to get a guy to bed and few did manage to run-off before they gave me their ass. I ended up with a guy who was not gay but always knew who I should talk to and I paid him a small fee if the sex went well and a bit more it the sex was GOOD!!! Very few of these guys were really gay so they really just wanted the money and I really just wanted the sex. A few did show some affection and joy in the act and it's those where I always came back to.
          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
"You've always wanted to travel to Africa where nature has remained unchanged for your sake. The Okavango delta, Victoria falls, Katima Mulilo, The Savuti channel, Chobe Park with over 100,000 elephants. Now there's more: I'm dedicated to giving you authentic man2man pleasure to spice your trip. I'm as dark as Africa made me, 1.7m tall, 56kg, hung (10""), uncut and waiting to please you. I do NO BAREBACK, NO DRUGS! E-mail me at thabang69er@yahoo.co.uk or check my profile at http://uk.profiles.yahoo.com/thabang69er I also offer 3-4some with fellow kinky black friends, equally well hung and versatile."
          re:Zimbabwe   
In Zambia and In the Closet. No but the gay scene here is happening but very much on the dl
          Tour Guide - AMANDLA FAMILY EXPRESS TOURS - Marble Hall, North West 0458   
please be able to travel the following countries if you apply for this job,Namibia,zimbabwe,mozambique,botswana,zambia,south africa,kenya,malawi and tanzania R20 000 a month
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          Malinga out of second ODI with illness   
Sri Lanka will be without Lasith Malinga in the second ODI against Zimbabwe, with the seamer having contracted viral influenza and being recommended 48 hours of rest
          Zimbabwe: U.S. Commends Progress On Human Trafficking   
[New Zimbabwe] The United States (US) government has commended Zimbabwe for progress made towards meeting the minimum standards for elimination of human trafficking.
          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Highlights June 30, 2017   

SL v Zim highlights today first odi – from Galle International Stadium (Sri Lanka) Friday 30th June 2017. Sri Lanka won and batted first. Sri Lanka team N Dickwella†, MD Gunathilaka, BKG Mendis, WU Tharanga, AD Mathews*, DAS Gunaratne, LD Madushanka, SL Malinga, N Pradeep, MA Aponso, A Dananjaya. Zimbabwe team H Masakadza, SF Mire, ...

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          7/1/2017: TENNIS: ZIMBABWE CRUSH SORRY SRI LANKA   
Solomon Mire smashed his first ODI century yesterday to take Zimbabwe to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka. Mire hit 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe reached 322-4 to pass Sri Lanka’s 316-5 with more than two overs to spare. It was the first time in more...
          CAPS United back Chitembwe ahead of Zamalek encounter   

CAPS United have insisted that coach Lloyd Chitembwe will stay at the club despite poor start to the season. Chitembwe’s security at the Zimbabwean champions looked more precarious than ever after a poor start to the season, gaining only 13 points from their first nine league games, however, the club’s board have insisted that the […]

The post CAPS United back Chitembwe ahead of Zamalek encounter appeared first on Soccer24.


          Hwange expects to return to profit in second half   
Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange Colliery expects to return to profit in the second half, for the first time since the country dumped its currency for the US dollar in 2009, as it triples output, its chairperson said. Hwange, in which the government is the biggest shareholder with a 37% stake, is Zimbabwe's second-largest coal producer and supplies coke to State-owned electricity generating firm Zimbabwe Power Company.
          Zimbabwe demolish Seychelles 6-0   

Young Prince Dube opened his Zimbabwe international account with a goal and an assist in a evening in which the two captains Ovidy Karuru and Ocean Mushure led from the front as the Warriors completely dismantled poor Seychelles at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace yesterday.

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          Zimbabwe stuns Sri Lanka with 6-wicket win in 1st ODI   

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) - Zimbabwe stunned Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka for the first time with a six-wicket win in the opener of a five-match one-day international series on Friday.

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          Why the MDC-T must not cling to past glory if it’s to win 2018 polls   

Mlondolozi Ndlovu - As Zimbabwe prepares for next year’s elections it is very prudent for opposition political actors to understand the changing political, economic and social factors rather than clinging on to previous political glories as this may prove to be fatal (once again) in their endeavour to take over power.

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          Heal Zimbabwe condemns use of teargas on ordinary citizens by the Police   

Heal Zimbabwe condemns the use of teargas canisters on ordinary citizens by the police in Harare as they tried to disperse protesting vendors, commuter omnibus crew and rank marshals who were protesting against police harassment and use of spikes to control traffic on 29 June 2017.

The post Heal Zimbabwe condemns use of teargas on ordinary citizens by the Police appeared first on Nehanda Radio.


          Zinara top brass suspended   

The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) has suspended its top brass in the finance, administration and human resources departments on charges which include violating tender and procurement procedures.

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          Very Disappointing And Very Disheartening, Says Angelo Mathews After Zimbabwe Loss   

The background: Sri Lanka’s substandard came back to haunt them once again as they suffered a humiliating defeat against Zimbabwe for the first time in their own backyard. Just a couple of weeks ago, the island nation had to exit the Champions Trophy at the group stage after dropping three straight forward catches to let […]

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          Sri Lanka will be without Lasith Malinga in the second ODI against Zimbabwe, with the seamer having contracted viral influenza and being recommended 48 hours of rest following medical assessment. Sri Lanka Cricket also said that left-arm wristspinner   
Sri Lanka will be without Lasith Malinga in the second ODI against Zimbabwe, with the seamer having contracted viral influenza and being recommended 48 hours of rest following medical assessment. Sri Lanka Cricket also said that left-arm wristspinner
          'Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration'   

Edinah Masanga, right, and protesters at Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie A...kesson's speech in JA rva. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT & private OPINION: We need to be able to talk to our enemies, even if we don't like each other, argues Zimbabwean journalist Edinah Masanga.


          Zimbabwe: Youth in Tourism Conference Preparations Underway   
[The Herald] Tourism has of late become one of the strongest drivers of world trade and prosperity. However, poverty alleviation has remained one of the greatest global challenges. Despite turbulent times for the world's economies, these basic facts are unlikely to change.
          Zimbabwe: President Addresses Youths in Masvingo   
[The Herald] President Mugabe this afternoon addresses thousands of Zanu-PF youths at Mucheke Stadium in the third leg of his nationwide Presidential Youth Interface Rallies. He has been to Mashonaland East and Manicaland Provinces so far.
          Zimbabwe: Youth Rally Livens Up Sleepy Masvingo   
[The Herald] The stage is set for President Mugabe's third Youth Interface Rally which explodes to life at Mucheke Stadium open arena here today, with a record 50 000 people expected to attend.
          Man Threatens ‘Wife’s’ Lover, Admits To Inflicting Him With Illness Until He Stops Dating Her [Photos]   

A senior civil servant in Zimbabwe, Edward Mujumi has received threats from an unidentified man, who claims he is dating his wife. The man dropped photographs of Edward and his wife Epiphania Mugondwa together with a letter warning the former to stop dating the woman. According to the report by H-Metro, he even claimed to be behind […]

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          Event Update For 2017-06-27   


http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html


The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.



A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2017-06-27 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing again from the Salton Sea (California), odor advisory issued:
http://patch.com/california/palmdesert/salton-sea-odor-advisory-smell-rotten-eggs-its-not-your-imagination
http://www.kmir.com/story/35762750/elevated-levels-of-hydrogen-sulfide-at-salton-sea-prompts-odor-advisory
http://mynewsla.com/life/2017/06/28/whats-that-terrible-smell-sickening-rotten-egg-gas-at-salton-sea/
http://www.pe.com/2017/06/27/salton-seas-stink-sets-off-warnings/

2017-06-27 - Unknown odor sickens dozens of people at warehouse in Canoga Park (California), 12 miles from the coast:
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170627/top-chef-junior-crew-members-working-at-shuttered-costco-complain-of-sudden-odor
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/06/28/x2018top_chef_junior_x2019_crew_members_working_at_shuttered/
http://patch.com/california/northridge/mysterious-odor-interrupts-filming-canoga-park-sound-stage

Quote: "A sudden odor inside a Canoga Park warehouse Tuesday caused as many as 50 people on the set of 'Top Chef Junior' to experience respiratory problems, but authorities could not determine the cause."

Quote: "Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the department’s hazmat team entered the building but could not find any substance. 'It was not clear what the odor was,' Humphrey explained. 'There was no storage inside the building that would lead us to indicate any product was utilized or stored there.' Humphrey said none of the people the fire department spoke with could describe the odor consistently, and all reported they felt better after they went outside for fresh air."

Note: That's very indicative of hydrogen sulfide, the inconsistent descriptions. At LOW concentrations it smells like 'rotten eggs', or like the odorant they add to natural gas. But at higher concentrations, different people describe it differently, with some saying it smells 'chemically', some saying it smells 'flowery', some saying it smells like licorice, some saying it smells 'sickly sweet', etc. Our brains didn't evolve smelling higher concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, so different people - different brains - interpret it differently, so you get inconsistent descriptions of the smell. Too bad we can't follow these people for a week and see if any of them drop dead in the next few days from respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest or stroke or 'medical event', because sometimes hydrogen sulfide has a delayed reaction of up to a few days after exposure before you die. In other words, some of these people could already be on the way to the cemetery and they just don't know it yet...

2017-06-27 - Man, 66, ignites while cooking and burns to death in apartment in Fort Collins (Colorado):
http://nypost.com/2017/06/28/man-found-dead-accidentally-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking/
http://www.argus-press.com/news/state_news/article_614bba6e-5e2a-552f-b256-6fd1ebf28f36.html
http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/probe-man-found-dead-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking
http://gazette.com/probe-man-found-dead-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking/article/1606065
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/fort-collins-fire/

2017-06-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Temescal in coastal Oakland (California):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170628-58800-USA
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/toxic-algae-shuts-down-oaklands-lake-temescal/
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/06/27/ebt-l-toxiclake-0628/
http://www.ktvu.com/news/264116883-story

2017-06-27 - Heatwave bakes Greece, temps hit 45C (114F):
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/06/greece-is-latest-european-country-to-be.html

2017-06-27 - Underwater volcano Loihi quaking and possibly erupting near Hawaii:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VA-20170628-58806-USA
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35761731/experts-suggest-volcanic-activity-at-loihi
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/loihi/news/63943/Loihi-submarine-volcano-Hawai-i-earthquake-swarms-might-indicate-ongoing-or-coming-eruption.html
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/06/concerns-as-cluster-of-50-earthquakes.html

2017-06-27 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again, spews ash 30,000 feet into the atmosphere, in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):
http://business.financialpost.com/business-pmn/alaska-volcano-sends-up-ash-cloud-from-aleutian-islands/wcm/791a1bd8-038b-4cb3-a389-5654cff98279
http://www.sott.net/article/354873-Alaskas-Bogoslof-volcano-sends-ash-cloud-up-9100-metres-30000-ft

2017-06-27 - Yellowstone Park hit by 1100+ earthquakes in two weeks in Montana/Wyoming:
http://www.swxrightnow.com/story/35764110/yellowstone-earthquake-swarm-swells-to-1100-quakes
http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-update-eruption-risk-629272
http://www.sott.net/article/354869-Yellowstone-Supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-reaches-878-events-in-just-two-weeks
http://strangesounds.org/2017/06/seismic-swarms-unrest-the-world-900-earthquakes-in-yellowstone-40-quakes-at-lake-tahoe-40-earthquakes-in-northern-iceland.html
 



2017-06-27 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Evansville (Indiana), 2 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/06/27/in-evansville-house-explosion/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-2-bodies-found-following-Evansville-11250942.php
http://fox59.com/2017/06/27/update-2-dead-3-injured-after-explosion-levels-home-in-evansville-neighborhood/
http://www.dailyprogress.com/crews-search-evansville-explosion-site-after-at-least-hurt/article_0ebbbd29-a986-593a-bc0d-620d5605e487.html
http://www.14news.com/story/35764826/cause-of-house-explosion-still-unknown-investigation-to-continue-wednesday
http://www.14news.com/story/35764628/home-security-camera-captures-hercules-ave-home-explosion
http://www.wamwamfm.com/2017/06/28/2-bodies-found-following-evansville-explosion/

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):
http://www.kwwl.com/story/35765062/2017/06/27/update-explosion-fire-damages-cedar-rapids-home
http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/breaking-report-of-fire-possible-explosion-at-cr-home

Note: These are the 188th and 189th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near Crayton Cove in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.winknews.com/2017/06/27/yacht-fire-extinguished-in-naples/
http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/06/27/collier-county-sheriffs-office-responding-boat-fire-naples/432439001/

2017-06-27 - Boat bursts into flame at 1 AM, burns and sinks, while docked in coastal Auke Bay in Juneau (Alaska), 1 injured:
http://juneauempire.com/news/2017-06-27/fire-guts-boat-auke-bay-sends-occupant-hospital
http://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/boat-fire-at-statter-harbor/
http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2017/06/28/boat-catches-fire-in-crowded-juneau-harbor-and-then-sinks/

2017-06-27 - Yacht 'Sum Girl' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Pembroke on the island of Bermuda:
http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170627/up-in-smoke
http://bernews.com/2017/06/fire-service-battle-boat-blaze-in-pembroke/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mE7JXmcpk0

Quote: "Thick smoke blanketed a Pembroke neighbourhood yesterday as huge flames erupted from a motor yacht. While it is understood no one was on the 51ft Bertram, Sum Girl, the blaze caused extensive damage to the boat and a towering pillar of smoke visible from both ends of the island."

2017-06-27 - Fishing boat 'Hope' bursts into flame near coastal Pendeen (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.cornwalllive.com/cornish-fisherman-airlifted-to-hospital-after-boat-caught-fire-off-pendeen/story-30412153-detail/story.html
http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/fisherman-airlifted-after-boat-fire-off-lands-end-55587

Note: These are the 533rd, 534th, 535th and 536th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Tour bus bursts into flame before 5 AM on 6th Street in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/hundredth_being_as_an_ocean_tour_bus_catches_fire
http://www.kmov.com/story/35756588/tour-bus-catches-fire-in-downtown-st-louis
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/warped-tour-bus-catches-fire-in-st-louis/
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/2-bands-narrowly-escape-bus-fire-in-st-louis/452572219
http://thesickest.co/2017/06/27/vans-warped-tour-bands-ocean-hundredth-survive-bus-fire/
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/rock-bands-escape-burning-tour-bus-in-st-louis/article_2c12e008-3935-5319-8f7e-51008534e2e7.html

Quote: "A bus carrying two bands from Kansas City to Nashville, Tennessee caught fire in downtown St. Louis Tuesday morning. The bus, which was carrying the bands 'Being as an Ocean' and 'Hundredth,' caught fire at 6th and Chouteau around 4 a.m."

2017-06-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A835 near Tore (Scotland), 3 miles from the coast:
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1277292/bus-fire-closes-highland-road/

Note: These are the 448th and 449th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame just before 11 PM in Eagle Ridge area in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/35765670/firefighters-knock-down-fuel-tanker-fire-in-eagle-ridge-neighborhood
https://lewisandclarkvalley.com/lewis-and-clark-valley-news/firefighters-knock-down-fuel-tanker-fire-in-eagle-ridge-neighborhood
http://www.facebook.com/KHQLocalNews/posts/1610418485656335

2017-06-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at business in Holtze (Australia):
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5485289995001/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5485289995001/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.australianewsweb.com/story/17299/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze/
http://www.power100.com.au/news/local-news/98925-firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/truck-fire-at-holtze-site-of-construction-company-akron/news-story/14de49d19a49248958b819dcb2758c54

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-64 in Franklin County (Kentucky), 4 cattle killed:
http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article158379614.html
http://www.lex18.com/story/35756647/vehicle-fire-closes-section-of-interstate
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/4-cattle-dead-after-cattle-truck-catches-fire-/452436453
http://www.state-journal.com/2017/06/28/cattle-truck-fire-slows-tuesday-morning-traffic-on-i-64/

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer and trucking company buildings go up in flames in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/overnight-fire-causes-partial-building-collapse-no-injuries

Quote: "When the fire department arrived on scene, they said two buildings and a tractor trailer were on fire."

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-39 near Troy Grove (Illinois):
http://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/part-of-semi-catches-fire-on-interstate-between-troy-grove/article_dddcbe34-5b5e-11e7-abac-f7f38cb088f8.html

2017-06-27 - Tractor (combine), forklift and barn destroyed by fire in Steeleville (Illinois):
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20170627/late-night-fire-destroys-barn

Quote: "According to Steeleville Assistant Fire Chief Mike Armstrong, the barn contained various pieces of farming equipment, including a combine and a forklift, and the structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived."

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:13 PM on the Trans-Canada Highway near Moosomin (Canada):
http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/semi-catches-fire-on-highway-1-near-moosomin
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/semi-fire-causes-highway-closure-near-manitoba-border-1.3478149
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/06/27/Semi_fire_causes_highway_closure_near_Manitoba_border/
http://www.facebook.com/truckershadenoughmagazine/posts/1514940531912370

Note: These are the 1133rd, 1134th, 1135th, 1136th, 1137th, 1138th and 1139th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Box truck bursts into flame on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/vehicle-fire-closes-traffic-on-peter-s-creek-parkway/article_44569a7b-288d-55bb-98bc-9d817ca861b3.html
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/video-peters-creek-parkway-reopens-after-truck-fire/article_44569a7b-288d-55bb-98bc-9d817ca861b3.html

2017-06-27 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on street in Altoona (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/35763525/2017/06/Tuesday/happening-crews-on-scene-of-vehicle-fire-in-altoona
http://www.navbug.com/article262958802/happening_crews_on_scene_of_vehicle_fire_in_altoona.htm

2017-06-27 - Truck bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Hermitage (Pennsylvania):
http://wkbn.com/2017/06/27/fire-sparks-inside-auto-body-shop-in-hermitage/

Quote: "Firefighters found a truck on fire inside a Hermitage auto body shop on Tuesday night. The fire at Gordy’s Truck and Auto Body on Keel Ridge Road is now under investigation."

2017-06-27 - Truck bursts into flame at 4 AM at home in coastal Hokio Beach (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/94113434/Truck-on-fire-in-Hokio-Beach

2017-06-27 - USPS delivery SUV bursts into flame near home in coastal McClellanville (South Carolina):
http://abcnews4.com/news/local/photo-fire-stops-postal-service

2017-06-27 - SUV bursts into flame on Dartmeet Hill in Dartmeet, Princetown (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=42864&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Anacortes (Washington):
http://www.goanacortes.com/news/article_1ad0aeaa-5b7c-11e7-b482-e7533f87f1ad.html

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at Wasa Rest Area on Highway 93/95 in East Kootenay (Canada):
http://www.e-know.ca/regions/east-kootenay/fire-destroys-trucktrailer-rest-area/
http://www.kimberleybulletin.com/news/truck-and-trailer-destroyed-by-fire-at-wasa-rest-stop/

2017-06-27 - Five cars destroyed by fire at 6:16 AM while parked inside auto shop in Houston (Texas):
http://www.click2houston.com/news/fire-destroys-5-cars-at-southwest-houston-mechanic-shop

2017-06-27 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked near business, another car damaged, in coastal Kahaluu (Hawaii):
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35761931/fire-involving-three-cars-extinguished-in-kahaluu

2017-06-27 - Car explodes into flame while parked near home in Oliver Springs (Tennessee):
http://1057news.com/2017/06/28/vehicle-fire-reported-in-roane-county/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at home in Clifton (Colorado):
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Car-fire-extinguished-before-reaching-garage-431087693.html
http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/431087743.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 in Marion (Indiana):
http://www.wbat.com/2017/06/27/car-fire-shuts-down-i-69-for-short-time/
http://www.wcjc.com/2017/06/27/car-fire-shuts-down-i-69-for-short-time/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in Cherokee County (South Carolina):
http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35763132/troopers-firefighters-respond-to-car-fire-on-i-85-n-in-cherokee-co
http://www.navbug.com/article262996959/troopers_firefighters_respond_to_car_fire_on_i_85_n_in_cherokee_co.htm

2017-06-27 - Taxi bursts into flame on street near Poonamallee (India):
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/car-catches-fire-near-poonamallee/article19152289.ece
http://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/20170627/281646780148721

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame near Powai Lake in coastal Mumbai (India):
http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/videos/mumbai-narrow-escape-for-man-as-car-catches-fire-on-jogeshwari%E2%80%93vikhroli-link-road/vp-BBDkh30

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM on Riverside Road in Trent Vale (Britain):
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/fire-crews-tackle-car-fire-in-trent-vale/story-30411097-detail/story.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 6:20 AM on the M25 near Godstone (Britain):
http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/long-delays-on-m25-clockwise-after-car-catches-fire-between-j5-and-j6/story-30411166-detail/story.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Knutsford (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-on-m6
http://www.middlewichguardian.co.uk/news/15374098.Lane_closures_following_vehicle_fire_on_M6_south/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A428 in Caxton Gibbet (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/car-fire-caxton-gibbet-4113.aspx

2017-06-27 - Golf cart bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Marblehead (Massachusetts):
http://www.wcvb.com/article/golf-cart-sparks-garage-fire/10226824
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/golf-cart-believed-to-be-cause-of-marblehead-garage-fire/542278651

2017-06-27 - Forklift bursts into flame inside warehouse on Moor Street in Rainham area in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=12895
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/fork-lift-truck-fire-127946/

2017-06-27 - Two RV trailers destroyed by fire while parked at property near Pahrump (Nevada):
http://pvtimes.com/news/fires-challenge-pahrump-area-crews

2017-06-27 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at business in Sterling (Illinois):
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/06/27/trailer-fire-at-cimco-sets-off-series-of-explosions/a5yvhef/
http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Firefighters-at-scene-of-explosion-felt-blocks-away-431032443.html

2017-06-27 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home near Owensville (Missouri):
http://www.gasconadecountyrepublican.com/news/gasconade_county/article_842c9cd0-5c1f-11e7-8136-874c5bd2d8db.html

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck and garage go up in flames at 12:30 AM at home in Canton (Ohio):
http://www.whbc.com/12511-2/

2017-06-27 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.ketv.com/article/2-cars-garages-destroyed-by-overnight-fire/10227353

2017-06-27 - Wildfire grows to 3000 acres, closes I-84, near Twin Falls (Idaho):
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/update-fire-jumps-into-median-at-interstate-lanes-closed/article_cd900811-930d-5cbb-8dcb-5f35ffb4f86e.html

2017-06-27 - Wildfire breaks out and grows rapidly to 8000+ acres near Snowville (Utah):
http://www.sltrib.com/news/5450442-155/blaze-near-utah-idaho-border-quickly-grows

2017-06-27 - Wildfire burns 7 square miles, forces evacuation of Mayer (Arizona):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170628-58796-USA
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/arizona-wildfire-forces-thousands-of-people-from-their-homes/article_c3796ab5-6914-5a0b-ba4f-8bbdc52401f5.html
http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/map-of-the-goodwin-fire-where-the-fire-is-burning-near-mayer-arizona/452875033
http://www.sott.net/article/354916-Arizonas-18000-acre-Goodwin-fire-forces-Mayer-to-evacuate-closes-major-road-to-Prescott

2017-06-27 - Brush fire burns 2500 acres and causes problems on I-95 near coastal Rockledge (Florida):
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/traffic/os-brevard-brush-fire-20170627-story.html
http://www.wftv.com/news/local/interstate-95-reopens-after-being-closed-twice-by-2500-acre-brush-fire-near-rockledge/542284965
http://www.wesh.com/article/weather-sparks-brevard-wildfire-officials-say/10224217
http://www.sott.net/article/354907-Wildfire-closes-interstate-highway-at-Rockledge-Florida
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-JChdJRlw

2017-06-27 - Deli heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), nobody there:
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/east-boston-fire-milanos-deli-saratoga-street/

2017-06-27 - Warehouse devastated by fire, scrap metal and plastic burn, in coastal Singapore, 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/worker-injured-in-tuas-fire-with-90-per-cent-burns-to-body-dies

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by garage fire in Hillsboro (Oregon):
http://katu.com/news/local/neighbor-wakes-hillsboro-couple-after-garage-catches-fire

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by fire at 4:35 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):
http://wiat.com/2017/06/27/2-escape-early-morning-house-fire/

2017-06-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Choctaw (Oklahoma):
http://okcfox.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-blaze-at-choctaw-home

2017-06-27 - Two homes destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Leslieville (Canada):
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/27/fire-rips-through-two-houses-in-leslieville.html
http://globalnews.ca/news/3558211/2-alarm-fire-destroys-semi-detached-homes-in-riverside/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/leslieville-fire-1.4179274
http://www.680news.com/2017/06/27/fire-guts-2-homes-near-queen-carlaw/

2017-06-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Walker (Michigan):
http://wwmt.com/news/local/residents-cleaning-up-after-apartment-fire-in-walker

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Seaford (Delaware), 1 killed:
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2017/06/28/one-dead-house-trailer-fire-seaford/434841001/

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:40 AM in Detroit (Michigan), 3 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/national/article_1a0fc95c-44a3-5ab3-98c2-01e0643184d7.html
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/twin-boys-grandmother-killed-in-house-fire-on-lahser-road-in-detroit
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/detroit-house-fire-kills--year-old-twins-grandmother/article_e3b9b9b8-ad44-580c-9e7e-64c846dead8b.html

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:20 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:
http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-06-28/man-79-dies-injuries-after-fire-breaks-out-westside-home

2017-06-27 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Marion Station (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/35768687/home-destroyed-tuesday-in-house-fire

2017-06-27 - Vacant home burns on Hilston Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Hilston Grove, Preston Road, Hull. Tue 27 Jun 2017 19:43 (No:14009) Derelict property involved in fire. One main line and two hose reels in use."

2017-06-27 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Waimea (Hawaii), near the coast:
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/fire-guts-waimea-building/article_057eb14d-e2b3-5f62-8046-faa6e652a542.html
 



2017-06-27 - Twenty seagulls found dead at Gallagher Beach on Lake Erie in Buffalo (New York):
http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/dead-seagulls-found-on-gallagher-beach/452534235

Quote: "It was an unpleasant sight Tuesday, as a number of dead seagulls were found washed ashore Gallagher Beach in Buffalo. People got in touch with 2 On Your Side through social media, with questions about the discovery. When 2 On Your Side went to Gallagher Beach Tuesday to check the issue out, we found more than 20 dead seagulls washed ashore there."

2017-06-27 - Fish found dead in the Watauga River near Valle Crucis (North Carolina):
http://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/multi-species-fish-kill-reported-in-watauga-river/article_c32c5872-b33b-5b12-8439-fe2f90d2ac49.html

2017-06-27 - Hundreds of fish found dead in coastal Gopalpur (India):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170627-58793-IND
 



2017-06-27 - Five fishermen found dead in reservoir near Tokwe-Mukosi Dam (Zimbabwe):
http://www.herald.co.zw/fishmongers-drown-in-tokwe-mukosi/
http://www.cfuzim.org/index.php/newspaper-articles-2/wildlife-and-conservancies/8755-fishmongers-drown-in-tokwe-mukosi

2017-06-27 - Two people found dead in the Rio Grande River near Presidio (Texas):
http://www.yourbasin.com/news/two-found-dead-in-rio-grande-river/752232703
http://sanangelolive.com/news/texas/2017-06-28/two-individuals-found-dead-rio-grande-river
http://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Two-undocumented-immigrants-found-dead-in-the-Rio-Grande-River-west-of-Presidio-431172293.html
 



2017-06-27 - Woman, 63, found dead in swimming pool at home in Prosser (Washington), near the Yakima River:
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/article158645774.html
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article158706179.html
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/
http://www.kfbb.com/story/35773395/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser
http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/35773395/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser
http://www.kiro7.com/news/washington/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/543933905
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-Prosser-11254214.php
http://www.eastoregonian.com/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser-eo-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestc3690adb9144450e83aa02c73ac11242
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/state_news/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/article_afa6d56d-426b-5f76-9700-544dbf2187ab.html
http://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article158706179.html

2017-06-27 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Buckeye (Arizona):
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley-breaking/2017/06/27/man-found-dead-backyard-pool-buckeye/433312001/
http://www.westvalleyview.com/articles/2017/06/27/man-found-dead-backyard-pool-buckeye

2017-06-27 - Man drops dead along the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail in Folsom (California):
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article158457374.html
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/6/27/17/body-found-folsom-creek
http://www.kcra.com/article/body-found-in-wooded-area-near-major-folsom-intersection/10228493

2017-06-27 - Woman, 59, drops dead before 6:37 AM near grocery store in coastal Cocoa (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/woman-59-found-dead-in-brevard-parking-lot-deputies-say
http://www.wftv.com/news/local/womans-body-found-behind-cocoa-grocery-store-deputies-say/542512478
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/27/woman-found-dead-near-grocery-central-brevard-video/433429001/
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/06/brevard-county-sheriffs-office-conducting-death-investigation-in-unincorporated-cocoa/
http://www.wesh.com/article/woman-found-dead-near-dumpster-bcso-investigating/10230526

2017-06-27 - Woman found dead in the water at marina in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/north-fort-myers/2017/06/27/body-found-paradise-marina-north-fort-myers/433849001/

2017-06-27 - Man, 28, found dead in brook in Guilford (Vermont):
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/06/27/police-say-man-found-dead-guilford-brook/431168001/
http://www.mynbc5.com/article/police-investigate-water-related-death-in-guilford/10226202
http://www.wcax.com/story/35758274/nh-man-found-dead-in-guilford

2017-06-27 - Boy, 15, found dead in Lake Carolina near Columbia (South Carolina):
http://wach.com/news/local/15-year-old-who-drowned-at-lake-carolina-identified
http://www.wltx.com/news/local/15-year-old-lake-carolina-drowning-victim-identified/452799411
http://www.wistv.com/story/35772030/coroner-identifies-15-year-old-who-drowned-in-lake-carolina
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article158569704.html

2017-06-27 - Man, 32, drops dead in apartment in Clinton (Oklahoma):
http://www.kecofm.com/2017/06/27/clinton-man-found-dead/

2017-06-26 - Person slumps over dead in vehicle in parking lot in Willimantic (Connecticut):
http://wtnh.com/2017/06/27/willimantic-police-investigate-after-body-found-in-vehicle/

2017-06-27 - Man slumps over dead in SUV in parking lot in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/body-found-in-suv-in-downtown-spokane/
http://www.khq.com/story/35764027/body-found-in-suv-in-downtown-spokane
http://www.krem.com/news/local/man-found-dead-in-suv-near-division/452602161
http://www.kxly.com/news/police-investigate-death-of-man-found-in-downtown-spokane-parking-lot-1/566690354

2017-06-27 - Airman found dead in barracks room at Fairchild Air Force Base (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/35763970/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/27/airman-found-dead-at-fairchild-air-force-base/
http://www.krem.com/news/local/spokane-county/airman-found-dead-in-fairchild-afb-dorm-room/452576511
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm/
http://www.myfoxyakima.com/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm/

2017-06-27 - Man, 75, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead on street in North Mankato (Minnesota):
http://www.keyc.com/story/35767076/north-mankato-man-dies-after-medical-emergency
http://www.southernminnesotanews.com/north-mankato-man-dies-found-along-road/

2017-06-27 - Man, 44, falls off paddleboard and dies in Eggleston Lake on Grand Mesa (Colorado):
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Grand-Junction-man-drowns-on-Grand-Mesa-deputies-say-431333903.html
http://www.montrosepress.com/breaking_news/drowning-reported-on-grand-mesa/article_a3f52162-5c2a-11e7-b1ea-536af54e57b9.html
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/gj-man-44-on-paddleboard8232-drowns-in-grand-mesa
http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/431333963.html

2017-06-27 - Woman, 46, found dead in the Yellow River in Dexterville (Wisconsin):
http://www.hubcitytimes.com/2017/06/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wifc.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wsau.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/

2017-06-27 - Man, 57, found dead in the Missouri River near Mandan (North Dakota):
http://www.wahpetondailynews.com/body-found-along-missouri-river-identified-as-missing-mandan-man/article_dd498518-5c0f-11e7-9bfb-ab3f66b1161b.html

2017-06-27 - Man, 46, found dead in the Pawtuxet River in Coventry (Rhode Island):
http://turnto10.com/news/local/police-coventry-man-reported-missing-found-dead

2017-06-27 - Person found dead in alley near motel in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/06/new_orleans_police_investigate_60.html

2017-06-27 - Person found dead in marshy area in Beggars Tick Park in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.kgw.com/news/local/body-found-in-southeast-portland-marsh/452499678
http://www.kptv.com/story/35761201/body-found-in-marsh-at-beggars-tick-wildlife-refuge-in-se-portland
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/portland_polce_body_found_in_m.html
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/body-found-in-portland-oregon-marsh/article_fb1bff23-60af-574a-bdb5-e3b02a018e58.html
http://koin.com/2017/06/27/body-found-in-beggars-tick-marsh/
http://www.kxl.com/body-found-beggars-tick-park/

2017-06-27 - Man, 37, found dead in wooded area near I-40 in Hickory (North Carolina):
http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2017/06/27/hickory-police-investigating-man-found-dead-wooded-area/
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/body-found-off-exit-ramp/article_004d5e16-5b45-11e7-b4fe-4f972c3ed3a8.html
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-mans-body-found-in-woods-near-i-40/542563940
http://www.wsicweb.com/wsicnews/hickory-pd-conducting-death-investigation-after-body-found/
http://www.whky.com/archive/item/16870-body-found-this-morning-in-hickory

2017-06-27 - Person found dead at Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado):
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/27/body-found-great-sand-dunes/
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          Zimbabwe: Policy Brief: Chastising Use of Food As A Political Weapon: Advocacy For The Equal Distribution Of Relief Aid On The Road To 2018   
Executive Summary. The purpose of this brief is to advocate for the adoption of a non-discriminatory policy to guard against the unfair distribution of relief aid as the country braces for the 2018 elections. This brief outlines the problem and the policy options available for purposes of ensuring....
          Event Update For 2017-06-27   


http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html


The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.



A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2017-06-27 - Hydrogen sulfide spewing again from the Salton Sea (California), odor advisory issued:
http://patch.com/california/palmdesert/salton-sea-odor-advisory-smell-rotten-eggs-its-not-your-imagination
http://www.kmir.com/story/35762750/elevated-levels-of-hydrogen-sulfide-at-salton-sea-prompts-odor-advisory
http://mynewsla.com/life/2017/06/28/whats-that-terrible-smell-sickening-rotten-egg-gas-at-salton-sea/
http://www.pe.com/2017/06/27/salton-seas-stink-sets-off-warnings/

2017-06-27 - Unknown odor sickens dozens of people at warehouse in Canoga Park (California), 12 miles from the coast:
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170627/top-chef-junior-crew-members-working-at-shuttered-costco-complain-of-sudden-odor
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/06/28/x2018top_chef_junior_x2019_crew_members_working_at_shuttered/
http://patch.com/california/northridge/mysterious-odor-interrupts-filming-canoga-park-sound-stage

Quote: "A sudden odor inside a Canoga Park warehouse Tuesday caused as many as 50 people on the set of 'Top Chef Junior' to experience respiratory problems, but authorities could not determine the cause."

Quote: "Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the department’s hazmat team entered the building but could not find any substance. 'It was not clear what the odor was,' Humphrey explained. 'There was no storage inside the building that would lead us to indicate any product was utilized or stored there.' Humphrey said none of the people the fire department spoke with could describe the odor consistently, and all reported they felt better after they went outside for fresh air."

Note: That's very indicative of hydrogen sulfide, the inconsistent descriptions. At LOW concentrations it smells like 'rotten eggs', or like the odorant they add to natural gas. But at higher concentrations, different people describe it differently, with some saying it smells 'chemically', some saying it smells 'flowery', some saying it smells like licorice, some saying it smells 'sickly sweet', etc. Our brains didn't evolve smelling higher concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, so different people - different brains - interpret it differently, so you get inconsistent descriptions of the smell. Too bad we can't follow these people for a week and see if any of them drop dead in the next few days from respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest or stroke or 'medical event', because sometimes hydrogen sulfide has a delayed reaction of up to a few days after exposure before you die. In other words, some of these people could already be on the way to the cemetery and they just don't know it yet...

2017-06-27 - Man, 66, ignites while cooking and burns to death in apartment in Fort Collins (Colorado):
http://nypost.com/2017/06/28/man-found-dead-accidentally-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking/
http://www.argus-press.com/news/state_news/article_614bba6e-5e2a-552f-b256-6fd1ebf28f36.html
http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/probe-man-found-dead-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking
http://gazette.com/probe-man-found-dead-lit-clothing-on-fire-while-cooking/article/1606065
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/fort-collins-fire/

2017-06-27 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Temescal in coastal Oakland (California):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170628-58800-USA
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/toxic-algae-shuts-down-oaklands-lake-temescal/
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/06/27/ebt-l-toxiclake-0628/
http://www.ktvu.com/news/264116883-story

2017-06-27 - Heatwave bakes Greece, temps hit 45C (114F):
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/06/greece-is-latest-european-country-to-be.html

2017-06-27 - Underwater volcano Loihi quaking and possibly erupting near Hawaii:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VA-20170628-58806-USA
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35761731/experts-suggest-volcanic-activity-at-loihi
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/loihi/news/63943/Loihi-submarine-volcano-Hawai-i-earthquake-swarms-might-indicate-ongoing-or-coming-eruption.html
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/06/concerns-as-cluster-of-50-earthquakes.html

2017-06-27 - Volcano Bogoslof erupts again, spews ash 30,000 feet into the atmosphere, in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska):
http://business.financialpost.com/business-pmn/alaska-volcano-sends-up-ash-cloud-from-aleutian-islands/wcm/791a1bd8-038b-4cb3-a389-5654cff98279
http://www.sott.net/article/354873-Alaskas-Bogoslof-volcano-sends-ash-cloud-up-9100-metres-30000-ft

2017-06-27 - Yellowstone Park hit by 1100+ earthquakes in two weeks in Montana/Wyoming:
http://www.swxrightnow.com/story/35764110/yellowstone-earthquake-swarm-swells-to-1100-quakes
http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-update-eruption-risk-629272
http://www.sott.net/article/354869-Yellowstone-Supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-reaches-878-events-in-just-two-weeks
http://strangesounds.org/2017/06/seismic-swarms-unrest-the-world-900-earthquakes-in-yellowstone-40-quakes-at-lake-tahoe-40-earthquakes-in-northern-iceland.html
 



2017-06-27 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Evansville (Indiana), 2 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/06/27/in-evansville-house-explosion/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-2-bodies-found-following-Evansville-11250942.php
http://fox59.com/2017/06/27/update-2-dead-3-injured-after-explosion-levels-home-in-evansville-neighborhood/
http://www.dailyprogress.com/crews-search-evansville-explosion-site-after-at-least-hurt/article_0ebbbd29-a986-593a-bc0d-620d5605e487.html
http://www.14news.com/story/35764826/cause-of-house-explosion-still-unknown-investigation-to-continue-wednesday
http://www.14news.com/story/35764628/home-security-camera-captures-hercules-ave-home-explosion
http://www.wamwamfm.com/2017/06/28/2-bodies-found-following-evansville-explosion/

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):
http://www.kwwl.com/story/35765062/2017/06/27/update-explosion-fire-damages-cedar-rapids-home
http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/breaking-report-of-fire-possible-explosion-at-cr-home

Note: These are the 188th and 189th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked near Crayton Cove in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.winknews.com/2017/06/27/yacht-fire-extinguished-in-naples/
http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/06/27/collier-county-sheriffs-office-responding-boat-fire-naples/432439001/

2017-06-27 - Boat bursts into flame at 1 AM, burns and sinks, while docked in coastal Auke Bay in Juneau (Alaska), 1 injured:
http://juneauempire.com/news/2017-06-27/fire-guts-boat-auke-bay-sends-occupant-hospital
http://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/boat-fire-at-statter-harbor/
http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2017/06/28/boat-catches-fire-in-crowded-juneau-harbor-and-then-sinks/

2017-06-27 - Yacht 'Sum Girl' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Pembroke on the island of Bermuda:
http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170627/up-in-smoke
http://bernews.com/2017/06/fire-service-battle-boat-blaze-in-pembroke/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mE7JXmcpk0

Quote: "Thick smoke blanketed a Pembroke neighbourhood yesterday as huge flames erupted from a motor yacht. While it is understood no one was on the 51ft Bertram, Sum Girl, the blaze caused extensive damage to the boat and a towering pillar of smoke visible from both ends of the island."

2017-06-27 - Fishing boat 'Hope' bursts into flame near coastal Pendeen (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.cornwalllive.com/cornish-fisherman-airlifted-to-hospital-after-boat-caught-fire-off-pendeen/story-30412153-detail/story.html
http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/fisherman-airlifted-after-boat-fire-off-lands-end-55587

Note: These are the 533rd, 534th, 535th and 536th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Tour bus bursts into flame before 5 AM on 6th Street in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/hundredth_being_as_an_ocean_tour_bus_catches_fire
http://www.kmov.com/story/35756588/tour-bus-catches-fire-in-downtown-st-louis
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/warped-tour-bus-catches-fire-in-st-louis/
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/2-bands-narrowly-escape-bus-fire-in-st-louis/452572219
http://thesickest.co/2017/06/27/vans-warped-tour-bands-ocean-hundredth-survive-bus-fire/
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/rock-bands-escape-burning-tour-bus-in-st-louis/article_2c12e008-3935-5319-8f7e-51008534e2e7.html

Quote: "A bus carrying two bands from Kansas City to Nashville, Tennessee caught fire in downtown St. Louis Tuesday morning. The bus, which was carrying the bands 'Being as an Ocean' and 'Hundredth,' caught fire at 6th and Chouteau around 4 a.m."

2017-06-27 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the A835 near Tore (Scotland), 3 miles from the coast:
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1277292/bus-fire-closes-highland-road/

Note: These are the 448th and 449th buses to burn in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame just before 11 PM in Eagle Ridge area in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/35765670/firefighters-knock-down-fuel-tanker-fire-in-eagle-ridge-neighborhood
https://lewisandclarkvalley.com/lewis-and-clark-valley-news/firefighters-knock-down-fuel-tanker-fire-in-eagle-ridge-neighborhood
http://www.facebook.com/KHQLocalNews/posts/1610418485656335

2017-06-27 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at business in Holtze (Australia):
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5485289995001/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5485289995001/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.australianewsweb.com/story/17299/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze/
http://www.power100.com.au/news/local-news/98925-firefighters-battle-truck-fire-at-holtze
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/truck-fire-at-holtze-site-of-construction-company-akron/news-story/14de49d19a49248958b819dcb2758c54

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-64 in Franklin County (Kentucky), 4 cattle killed:
http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article158379614.html
http://www.lex18.com/story/35756647/vehicle-fire-closes-section-of-interstate
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/4-cattle-dead-after-cattle-truck-catches-fire-/452436453
http://www.state-journal.com/2017/06/28/cattle-truck-fire-slows-tuesday-morning-traffic-on-i-64/

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer and trucking company buildings go up in flames in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/overnight-fire-causes-partial-building-collapse-no-injuries

Quote: "When the fire department arrived on scene, they said two buildings and a tractor trailer were on fire."

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-39 near Troy Grove (Illinois):
http://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/part-of-semi-catches-fire-on-interstate-between-troy-grove/article_dddcbe34-5b5e-11e7-abac-f7f38cb088f8.html

2017-06-27 - Tractor (combine), forklift and barn destroyed by fire in Steeleville (Illinois):
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20170627/late-night-fire-destroys-barn

Quote: "According to Steeleville Assistant Fire Chief Mike Armstrong, the barn contained various pieces of farming equipment, including a combine and a forklift, and the structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived."

2017-06-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:13 PM on the Trans-Canada Highway near Moosomin (Canada):
http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/semi-catches-fire-on-highway-1-near-moosomin
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/semi-fire-causes-highway-closure-near-manitoba-border-1.3478149
http://article.wn.com/view/2017/06/27/Semi_fire_causes_highway_closure_near_Manitoba_border/
http://www.facebook.com/truckershadenoughmagazine/posts/1514940531912370

Note: These are the 1133rd, 1134th, 1135th, 1136th, 1137th, 1138th and 1139th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-06-27 - Box truck bursts into flame on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/vehicle-fire-closes-traffic-on-peter-s-creek-parkway/article_44569a7b-288d-55bb-98bc-9d817ca861b3.html
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/video-peters-creek-parkway-reopens-after-truck-fire/article_44569a7b-288d-55bb-98bc-9d817ca861b3.html

2017-06-27 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on street in Altoona (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/35763525/2017/06/Tuesday/happening-crews-on-scene-of-vehicle-fire-in-altoona
http://www.navbug.com/article262958802/happening_crews_on_scene_of_vehicle_fire_in_altoona.htm

2017-06-27 - Truck bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in Hermitage (Pennsylvania):
http://wkbn.com/2017/06/27/fire-sparks-inside-auto-body-shop-in-hermitage/

Quote: "Firefighters found a truck on fire inside a Hermitage auto body shop on Tuesday night. The fire at Gordy’s Truck and Auto Body on Keel Ridge Road is now under investigation."

2017-06-27 - Truck bursts into flame at 4 AM at home in coastal Hokio Beach (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/94113434/Truck-on-fire-in-Hokio-Beach

2017-06-27 - USPS delivery SUV bursts into flame near home in coastal McClellanville (South Carolina):
http://abcnews4.com/news/local/photo-fire-stops-postal-service

2017-06-27 - SUV bursts into flame on Dartmeet Hill in Dartmeet, Princetown (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=42864&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Anacortes (Washington):
http://www.goanacortes.com/news/article_1ad0aeaa-5b7c-11e7-b482-e7533f87f1ad.html

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at Wasa Rest Area on Highway 93/95 in East Kootenay (Canada):
http://www.e-know.ca/regions/east-kootenay/fire-destroys-trucktrailer-rest-area/
http://www.kimberleybulletin.com/news/truck-and-trailer-destroyed-by-fire-at-wasa-rest-stop/

2017-06-27 - Five cars destroyed by fire at 6:16 AM while parked inside auto shop in Houston (Texas):
http://www.click2houston.com/news/fire-destroys-5-cars-at-southwest-houston-mechanic-shop

2017-06-27 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked near business, another car damaged, in coastal Kahaluu (Hawaii):
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35761931/fire-involving-three-cars-extinguished-in-kahaluu

2017-06-27 - Car explodes into flame while parked near home in Oliver Springs (Tennessee):
http://1057news.com/2017/06/28/vehicle-fire-reported-in-roane-county/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at home in Clifton (Colorado):
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Car-fire-extinguished-before-reaching-garage-431087693.html
http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/431087743.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 in Marion (Indiana):
http://www.wbat.com/2017/06/27/car-fire-shuts-down-i-69-for-short-time/
http://www.wcjc.com/2017/06/27/car-fire-shuts-down-i-69-for-short-time/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in Cherokee County (South Carolina):
http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35763132/troopers-firefighters-respond-to-car-fire-on-i-85-n-in-cherokee-co
http://www.navbug.com/article262996959/troopers_firefighters_respond_to_car_fire_on_i_85_n_in_cherokee_co.htm

2017-06-27 - Taxi bursts into flame on street near Poonamallee (India):
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/car-catches-fire-near-poonamallee/article19152289.ece
http://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/20170627/281646780148721

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame near Powai Lake in coastal Mumbai (India):
http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/videos/mumbai-narrow-escape-for-man-as-car-catches-fire-on-jogeshwari%E2%80%93vikhroli-link-road/vp-BBDkh30

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM on Riverside Road in Trent Vale (Britain):
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/fire-crews-tackle-car-fire-in-trent-vale/story-30411097-detail/story.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame at 6:20 AM on the M25 near Godstone (Britain):
http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/long-delays-on-m25-clockwise-after-car-catches-fire-between-j5-and-j6/story-30411166-detail/story.html

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Knutsford (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-on-m6
http://www.middlewichguardian.co.uk/news/15374098.Lane_closures_following_vehicle_fire_on_M6_south/

2017-06-27 - Car bursts into flame on the A428 in Caxton Gibbet (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/car-fire-caxton-gibbet-4113.aspx

2017-06-27 - Golf cart bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in garage, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Marblehead (Massachusetts):
http://www.wcvb.com/article/golf-cart-sparks-garage-fire/10226824
http://www.fox25boston.com/news/golf-cart-believed-to-be-cause-of-marblehead-garage-fire/542278651

2017-06-27 - Forklift bursts into flame inside warehouse on Moor Street in Rainham area in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=12895
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/fork-lift-truck-fire-127946/

2017-06-27 - Two RV trailers destroyed by fire while parked at property near Pahrump (Nevada):
http://pvtimes.com/news/fires-challenge-pahrump-area-crews

2017-06-27 - Semi trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at business in Sterling (Illinois):
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/06/27/trailer-fire-at-cimco-sets-off-series-of-explosions/a5yvhef/
http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Firefighters-at-scene-of-explosion-felt-blocks-away-431032443.html

2017-06-27 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home near Owensville (Missouri):
http://www.gasconadecountyrepublican.com/news/gasconade_county/article_842c9cd0-5c1f-11e7-8136-874c5bd2d8db.html

2017-06-27 - Pickup truck and garage go up in flames at 12:30 AM at home in Canton (Ohio):
http://www.whbc.com/12511-2/

2017-06-27 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.ketv.com/article/2-cars-garages-destroyed-by-overnight-fire/10227353

2017-06-27 - Wildfire grows to 3000 acres, closes I-84, near Twin Falls (Idaho):
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/update-fire-jumps-into-median-at-interstate-lanes-closed/article_cd900811-930d-5cbb-8dcb-5f35ffb4f86e.html

2017-06-27 - Wildfire breaks out and grows rapidly to 8000+ acres near Snowville (Utah):
http://www.sltrib.com/news/5450442-155/blaze-near-utah-idaho-border-quickly-grows

2017-06-27 - Wildfire burns 7 square miles, forces evacuation of Mayer (Arizona):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20170628-58796-USA
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/arizona-wildfire-forces-thousands-of-people-from-their-homes/article_c3796ab5-6914-5a0b-ba4f-8bbdc52401f5.html
http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/map-of-the-goodwin-fire-where-the-fire-is-burning-near-mayer-arizona/452875033
http://www.sott.net/article/354916-Arizonas-18000-acre-Goodwin-fire-forces-Mayer-to-evacuate-closes-major-road-to-Prescott

2017-06-27 - Brush fire burns 2500 acres and causes problems on I-95 near coastal Rockledge (Florida):
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/traffic/os-brevard-brush-fire-20170627-story.html
http://www.wftv.com/news/local/interstate-95-reopens-after-being-closed-twice-by-2500-acre-brush-fire-near-rockledge/542284965
http://www.wesh.com/article/weather-sparks-brevard-wildfire-officials-say/10224217
http://www.sott.net/article/354907-Wildfire-closes-interstate-highway-at-Rockledge-Florida
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-JChdJRlw

2017-06-27 - Deli heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), nobody there:
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/06/27/east-boston-fire-milanos-deli-saratoga-street/

2017-06-27 - Warehouse devastated by fire, scrap metal and plastic burn, in coastal Singapore, 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/worker-injured-in-tuas-fire-with-90-per-cent-burns-to-body-dies

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by garage fire in Hillsboro (Oregon):
http://katu.com/news/local/neighbor-wakes-hillsboro-couple-after-garage-catches-fire

2017-06-27 - Home damaged by fire at 4:35 AM in Birmingham (Alabama):
http://wiat.com/2017/06/27/2-escape-early-morning-house-fire/

2017-06-27 - Home destroyed by fire in Choctaw (Oklahoma):
http://okcfox.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-blaze-at-choctaw-home

2017-06-27 - Two homes destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Leslieville (Canada):
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/27/fire-rips-through-two-houses-in-leslieville.html
http://globalnews.ca/news/3558211/2-alarm-fire-destroys-semi-detached-homes-in-riverside/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/leslieville-fire-1.4179274
http://www.680news.com/2017/06/27/fire-guts-2-homes-near-queen-carlaw/

2017-06-27 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Walker (Michigan):
http://wwmt.com/news/local/residents-cleaning-up-after-apartment-fire-in-walker

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Seaford (Delaware), 1 killed:
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2017/06/28/one-dead-house-trailer-fire-seaford/434841001/

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:40 AM in Detroit (Michigan), 3 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/national/article_1a0fc95c-44a3-5ab3-98c2-01e0643184d7.html
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/twin-boys-grandmother-killed-in-house-fire-on-lahser-road-in-detroit
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/detroit-house-fire-kills--year-old-twins-grandmother/article_e3b9b9b8-ad44-580c-9e7e-64c846dead8b.html

2017-06-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:20 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 1 killed:
http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-06-28/man-79-dies-injuries-after-fire-breaks-out-westside-home

2017-06-27 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Marion Station (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/35768687/home-destroyed-tuesday-in-house-fire

2017-06-27 - Vacant home burns on Hilston Grove in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Hilston Grove, Preston Road, Hull. Tue 27 Jun 2017 19:43 (No:14009) Derelict property involved in fire. One main line and two hose reels in use."

2017-06-27 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Waimea (Hawaii), near the coast:
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/fire-guts-waimea-building/article_057eb14d-e2b3-5f62-8046-faa6e652a542.html
 



2017-06-27 - Twenty seagulls found dead at Gallagher Beach on Lake Erie in Buffalo (New York):
http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/dead-seagulls-found-on-gallagher-beach/452534235

Quote: "It was an unpleasant sight Tuesday, as a number of dead seagulls were found washed ashore Gallagher Beach in Buffalo. People got in touch with 2 On Your Side through social media, with questions about the discovery. When 2 On Your Side went to Gallagher Beach Tuesday to check the issue out, we found more than 20 dead seagulls washed ashore there."

2017-06-27 - Fish found dead in the Watauga River near Valle Crucis (North Carolina):
http://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/multi-species-fish-kill-reported-in-watauga-river/article_c32c5872-b33b-5b12-8439-fe2f90d2ac49.html

2017-06-27 - Hundreds of fish found dead in coastal Gopalpur (India):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20170627-58793-IND
 



2017-06-27 - Five fishermen found dead in reservoir near Tokwe-Mukosi Dam (Zimbabwe):
http://www.herald.co.zw/fishmongers-drown-in-tokwe-mukosi/
http://www.cfuzim.org/index.php/newspaper-articles-2/wildlife-and-conservancies/8755-fishmongers-drown-in-tokwe-mukosi

2017-06-27 - Two people found dead in the Rio Grande River near Presidio (Texas):
http://www.yourbasin.com/news/two-found-dead-in-rio-grande-river/752232703
http://sanangelolive.com/news/texas/2017-06-28/two-individuals-found-dead-rio-grande-river
http://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Two-undocumented-immigrants-found-dead-in-the-Rio-Grande-River-west-of-Presidio-431172293.html
 



2017-06-27 - Woman, 63, found dead in swimming pool at home in Prosser (Washington), near the Yakima River:
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/article158645774.html
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article158706179.html
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/
http://www.kfbb.com/story/35773395/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser
http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/35773395/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser
http://www.kiro7.com/news/washington/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/543933905
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-Prosser-11254214.php
http://www.eastoregonian.com/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser-eo-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestc3690adb9144450e83aa02c73ac11242
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/state_news/woman-found-dead-in-residential-pool-in-prosser/article_afa6d56d-426b-5f76-9700-544dbf2187ab.html
http://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article158706179.html

2017-06-27 - Man found dead in swimming pool at home in Buckeye (Arizona):
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley-breaking/2017/06/27/man-found-dead-backyard-pool-buckeye/433312001/
http://www.westvalleyview.com/articles/2017/06/27/man-found-dead-backyard-pool-buckeye

2017-06-27 - Man drops dead along the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail in Folsom (California):
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article158457374.html
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/6/27/17/body-found-folsom-creek
http://www.kcra.com/article/body-found-in-wooded-area-near-major-folsom-intersection/10228493

2017-06-27 - Woman, 59, drops dead before 6:37 AM near grocery store in coastal Cocoa (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/woman-59-found-dead-in-brevard-parking-lot-deputies-say
http://www.wftv.com/news/local/womans-body-found-behind-cocoa-grocery-store-deputies-say/542512478
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/27/woman-found-dead-near-grocery-central-brevard-video/433429001/
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/06/brevard-county-sheriffs-office-conducting-death-investigation-in-unincorporated-cocoa/
http://www.wesh.com/article/woman-found-dead-near-dumpster-bcso-investigating/10230526

2017-06-27 - Woman found dead in the water at marina in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/north-fort-myers/2017/06/27/body-found-paradise-marina-north-fort-myers/433849001/

2017-06-27 - Man, 28, found dead in brook in Guilford (Vermont):
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/06/27/police-say-man-found-dead-guilford-brook/431168001/
http://www.mynbc5.com/article/police-investigate-water-related-death-in-guilford/10226202
http://www.wcax.com/story/35758274/nh-man-found-dead-in-guilford

2017-06-27 - Boy, 15, found dead in Lake Carolina near Columbia (South Carolina):
http://wach.com/news/local/15-year-old-who-drowned-at-lake-carolina-identified
http://www.wltx.com/news/local/15-year-old-lake-carolina-drowning-victim-identified/452799411
http://www.wistv.com/story/35772030/coroner-identifies-15-year-old-who-drowned-in-lake-carolina
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article158569704.html

2017-06-27 - Man, 32, drops dead in apartment in Clinton (Oklahoma):
http://www.kecofm.com/2017/06/27/clinton-man-found-dead/

2017-06-26 - Person slumps over dead in vehicle in parking lot in Willimantic (Connecticut):
http://wtnh.com/2017/06/27/willimantic-police-investigate-after-body-found-in-vehicle/

2017-06-27 - Man slumps over dead in SUV in parking lot in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/body-found-in-suv-in-downtown-spokane/
http://www.khq.com/story/35764027/body-found-in-suv-in-downtown-spokane
http://www.krem.com/news/local/man-found-dead-in-suv-near-division/452602161
http://www.kxly.com/news/police-investigate-death-of-man-found-in-downtown-spokane-parking-lot-1/566690354

2017-06-27 - Airman found dead in barracks room at Fairchild Air Force Base (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/35763970/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/27/airman-found-dead-at-fairchild-air-force-base/
http://www.krem.com/news/local/spokane-county/airman-found-dead-in-fairchild-afb-dorm-room/452576511
http://www.myfoxspokane.com/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm/
http://www.myfoxyakima.com/fairchild-airman-found-dead-in-dorm/

2017-06-27 - Man, 75, has 'medical emergency' and drops dead on street in North Mankato (Minnesota):
http://www.keyc.com/story/35767076/north-mankato-man-dies-after-medical-emergency
http://www.southernminnesotanews.com/north-mankato-man-dies-found-along-road/

2017-06-27 - Man, 44, falls off paddleboard and dies in Eggleston Lake on Grand Mesa (Colorado):
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Grand-Junction-man-drowns-on-Grand-Mesa-deputies-say-431333903.html
http://www.montrosepress.com/breaking_news/drowning-reported-on-grand-mesa/article_a3f52162-5c2a-11e7-b1ea-536af54e57b9.html
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/gj-man-44-on-paddleboard8232-drowns-in-grand-mesa
http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/431333963.html

2017-06-27 - Woman, 46, found dead in the Yellow River in Dexterville (Wisconsin):
http://www.hubcitytimes.com/2017/06/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wifc.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/
http://wsau.com/news/articles/2017/jun/28/missing-marshfield-womans-body-found/

2017-06-27 - Man, 57, found dead in the Missouri River near Mandan (North Dakota):
http://www.wahpetondailynews.com/body-found-along-missouri-river-identified-as-missing-mandan-man/article_dd498518-5c0f-11e7-9bfb-ab3f66b1161b.html

2017-06-27 - Man, 46, found dead in the Pawtuxet River in Coventry (Rhode Island):
http://turnto10.com/news/local/police-coventry-man-reported-missing-found-dead

2017-06-27 - Person found dead in alley near motel in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/06/new_orleans_police_investigate_60.html

2017-06-27 - Person found dead in marshy area in Beggars Tick Park in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.kgw.com/news/local/body-found-in-southeast-portland-marsh/452499678
http://www.kptv.com/story/35761201/body-found-in-marsh-at-beggars-tick-wildlife-refuge-in-se-portland
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/portland_polce_body_found_in_m.html
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/body-found-in-portland-oregon-marsh/article_fb1bff23-60af-574a-bdb5-e3b02a018e58.html
http://koin.com/2017/06/27/body-found-in-beggars-tick-marsh/
http://www.kxl.com/body-found-beggars-tick-park/

2017-06-27 - Man, 37, found dead in wooded area near I-40 in Hickory (North Carolina):
http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2017/06/27/hickory-police-investigating-man-found-dead-wooded-area/
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/body-found-off-exit-ramp/article_004d5e16-5b45-11e7-b4fe-4f972c3ed3a8.html
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-mans-body-found-in-woods-near-i-40/542563940
http://www.wsicweb.com/wsicnews/hickory-pd-conducting-death-investigation-after-body-found/
http://www.whky.com/archive/item/16870-body-found-this-morning-in-hickory

2017-06-27 - Person found dead at Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado):
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/27/body-found-great-sand-dunes/
Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 30% of his match fee, and handed two demerit points, for a stumping attempt in the first ODI against Zimbabwe that was deemed to be "contrary to the spirit of the game" by match officials.The incident had o
          Sri Lanka name Nic Pothas as interim head coach   
Following Graham Ford's exit, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former South African wicket-keeper-batsman Nic Pothas as their side's interim coach.

Ford stepped down as Sri Lanka coach on Saturday, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months.

Later Pothas was revealed as the head coach on Thursday. He will mentor Sri Lanka in the upcoming five-match One-day International (ODI) series and one-off Test series against Zimbabwe, starting from Friday.

Pothas in his career had featured in three ODIs and 218 first-class matches. He has scored 11,438 runs in the first class format.

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala expressed confidence in the newly-appointed coach in a statement released by the board.

"Graham Ford was a superb coach and we are grateful to him for his services. At the same time, we have the fullest confidence in Nick Pothas to tackle the job during the Zimbabwe and India tours," Sumathipala said.


          Viral influenza in Sri Lanka side   
Galle, 1st July 2017, Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed today (1) that Slinga, Lasith Malinga who is just short of his 300th ODI scalp, has been diagnosed with a viral influenza. Medical reports have ruled him out of the next game and recommended a rest period of 48 hours. SLC also confirmed that Chinaman, Lakshan Sandakan had sat out the first ODI against Zimbabwe due to an attack of the same bug. Sri Lanka play their second ODI against visitors Zimbabwe tomorrow (2) at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium.
          Mire ton helps Zimbabwe script famous win - Wisden India   

Wisden India

Mire ton helps Zimbabwe script famous win
Wisden India
... one-year suspended ban and a fine earlier this week after being found guilty of insulting Jayasekera by comparing him to a “monkey”. All this, after Sri Lanka crashed out in the group stage of the Champions Trophy 2017 despite a remarkable win over ...
Zimbabwe's historic win over Sri Lanka takes Twitter by stormThe Indian Express

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          India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto - Firstpost   

Firstpost

India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto
Firstpost
If Windies, the ninth-ranked ODI team, needed some inspiration ahead of a must-win encounter against India, they shouldn't look any further than Zimbabwe. The Graeme Cremer-led side beat Sri Lanka by chasing down 317 with six wickets in hand, in their ...
PM Narendra Modi Inspires Rockstar Ravindra JadejaNews18
Jadeja takes a new ride; thanks PM Modi for inspirationThe Fan Garage (press release) (blog)

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          Mire leaves Sri Lanka in the mire   
GALLE. – A belligerent 112 from Solomon Mire set Zimbabwe on track, Sean Williams’ 65 provided stability, and Sikandar Raza’s sparkling 67 not out laid out the finishing touches as a fearless Zimbabwe ran down Sri Lanka’s score of 316 to make history in Galle. Not only was this Zimbabwe’s first ODI victory against Sri...
          Records tumble in Galle   
GALLE. – Records tumbled here yesterday as Zimbabwe shocked the cricket world to beat Sri Lanka in an ODI match. 0 – Previous instances of a 300-plus target being chased down successfully in Sri Lanka in 32 attempts. Zimbabwe’s pursuit of 318 was the highest successful chase in the country. The previous highest was 289...
          Barbara Nyagomo – “I will rule for only one term if elected”   
Progressive democrats Zimbabwe leader Barbara Nyagomo has said she will serve only one term if she gains victory in the elections. “I will only serve one term of office and make it clear throughout my presidency that this is my ambition. I am firmly committed to this. One of the reason why we have so […]
          MDC-T official living with Aids reveals she had unprotected s#x with Tsvangira   
The health status of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has come under scrutiny after his lover, who is living with AIDS in the United Kingdom, revealed that he forced her to have s#x with him without using condoms. The woman, who we can only identify as Adele, an MDC UK executive […]
          RUGBY AFRICA GOLD CUP 2017: SENEGAL Vs UGANDA   

The Rugby Cranes’ face Senegal today in the second game having drawn 3-3 away to Kenya in a game that doubled as the second leg of the Elgon Cup. Senegal lost their first game to Zimbabwe (26-18) and will be hoping the fighting spirit that spurred them to a draw down in Nairobi lives to die […]

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          Comment on Man killed over 60 cents by Masau Mlotha   
Nehanda seems to have a hidden agenda against Byo. It,s not about mandevere as they like to say.any zimbabwean killed we should mourn together.why try to fan tribalism some who kill in byo are shona,s but because they are in byo they bcome ndebeles. This page is biased we have 10 provinces. Eyenyoka zeharare kalizizwa yini?
          England out-gunned, Pakistan out-prepared; ratings 14th September   
2nd TestIndiavEngland
Pre-rating1220.61134.0
Form+12.6-8.3
Expected MarginIndia by 93 runs
Actual MarginIndia by 246 runs
Post-rating1235.71123.4

There are clear benefits to winning the toss on a pitch that will only deteriorate, but it isn't necessarily easy to force a victory. A team needs to score quickly enough to either declare or bowl the opposition out for less. Failure to capitalise in the first innings, or a collapse in the third can negate the fourth innings advantage with a routine chase. As a team India didn't play this game particularly well. Kohli scored 167 and 81, Pujara 119, and there wasn't many other batting contributions. Anderson and Broad bowled well, Rashid took wickets against the tail. But the match was won ultimately at the end of the second day when England collapsed to a run out, a poor shot, and any chance of parity was gone.

England once again batted more overs than India, which says more about their bowling than their batting. The second innings was proper trench warfare that still took in 97.3 overs, including 38 on the final day when they lost 8/71. They made India work for their win, and that bodes well for any possible come back in the series. That disparity in scoring rate makes a huge difference to their respective abilities to win matches however, with England much more likely to draw than win.

The only significant issue for England is Duckett, whose clearly lacking some combination of form and technique. The rest of the middle order have had their moments in this series, and ultimately the issue is probably not the selection but the quality of the Indian spin bowling over England's and the batting of Kohli, Pujara and Rahane. On the one hand that is an easily and often over-turned margin. On the other, they need a player to score big, or a collapse to do so. Right now, the odds are definitely favouring India for both those events.


1st TestNew ZealandvPakistan
Pre-rating1009.21139.1
Form-18.7-10.1
Expected MarginPakistan by 15 runs
Actual MarginNew Zealand by 8 wickets
Post-rating1017.31128.0

The scorecard probably understates the closeness of this match, and the difficulties New Zealand overcame in chasing down 108 in the last innings. Historically, scores that low are not chased very very rarely. But historically, the first three innings scoring only 500 odd runs is quite rare too. Williamson's 61 off 77 balls was not only the highest score of the match, but done at a pace that prevented any tension from arising. Raval's 55 and 37 not out in support were also impressive from a player on debut. The other debut from de Grandhomme was similarly successful with 6/41 in the first innings. With support from Boult, Southee and Wagner, and sprinklings of runs from most parties New Zealand were comfortable winners.

Nevertheless, Pakistan's ability to find the edge (if not always a safe fielder) means that they are always a good chance. Their batting was better in England, but a two-test series and little preparation makes tuning it a little difficult. It wouldn't be a surprise if the second test was closer, and New Zealand will need to improve their own batting to win again.


Rankings at 23rd November 2016
1.India1220.6
2.South Africa1151.9
3.Australia1144.9
4.Pakistan1128.0
5.England1123.4
6.New Zealand1017.3
7.Sri Lanka1000.6
8.West Indies831.6
9.Bangladesh656.4
12.Zimbabwe512.0

10.Ireland628.1
11.Afghanistan622.9
13.Scotland396.1
14.Kenya276.4
15.Namibia273.9
16.Papua New Guinea249.9
17.U.A.E.225.9
18.Hong Kong217.0
19.Netherlands179.0
20.Canada147.9

Shaded teams have played fewer than 2 games per season. Non-test team ratings are not comparable to test ratings as they don`t play each other.

          Zimbabwe: Has Mugabe Exposed 'Trusted Friend' Mbeki?   
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe Friday gave away Thabo Mbeki whom he said had offered himself to ensuring liberation war movements like Zanu PF remained alive and true to their founding values.
          Zimbabwe: What You Need to Know About Mugabe's 'Newest' Challenger   
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former industry minister, Nkosana Moyo, has just announced he will run for president in next year's elections as an independent.
          Smak dżemu i masła orzechowego   
"Osadzona na tle wojny domowej i umierania kolonii, zachwycająca i mroczna powieść o dorastaniu w Afryce to olśniewający debiut Lauren Liebenberg.

Nyree i Cia O'Callohan mieszkają na dalekiej farmie na wschodzie ówczesnej Rodezji w późnych latach siedemdziesiątych dwudziestego wieku. W cieniu zwisających pnączy lasu deszczowego Vumba, pod kuratelą dziadka heretyka, przeżywają czarowne dzieciństwo zabarwione afrykańskim pogaństwem, wypaczonym katolicyzmem i tradycją opartą na baśniach braci Grimm. Ich świat rozciąga się do wielkiego ogrodzenia, wzniesionego, by zatrzymać "Terrów", z którymi walczy ich ojciec. Dziewczynki nie mają wielkiego pojęcia o tym, co dzieje się poza ich zakątkiem, do czasu, gdy z zewnętrznego świata przybywa do ich domu "bękart" - osierocony kuzyn Ronin, który na zawsze zatruje ich idyllę...

Lauren Liebenberg dorastała w Rodezji w czasie wojny domowej. Jeszcze jako dziecko opuściła kraj, który później miał przekształcić się w Zimbabwe. Wraz z pracującym w kopalniach złota ojcem udała się na południe, do Johannesburga, gdzie mieszka do dziś. Uzyskała tytuł magistra zarządzania na University of Witwatersand. Jest mężatką, ma dwoje dzieci. Smak dżemu i masła orzechowego to jej pierwsza powieść."

Troszkę smutna ta powieść, ale bardzo się cieszę, że wpadła w moje ręce. 
Właściwie to jestem wdzięczna Kalio, bo o u niej na blogu się jej dopatrzylam.
Autorka przedstawiła tu kilka obrazków z życia dorastającej  dziewczynki, jej losy dzieją się na tle politycznego tła ówczesnej Afryki Południowej.
Bohaterka powieści ma młodszą siostrę, z którą jest bardzo zżyta.
Obie wierzą w bajkowy świat wróżek i tajemne moce przyrody, odkrywają sekrety rodzinne pozostawione w pamiątkach na strychu.
Dziewczynki znajdują się właściwie tylko pod opieką matki, bo ojciec przebywa często na froncie, a dziadek powoli popada w demencję starczą.
Pozycja warta polecania i na pewno nie "płytka"

Cytaty:
  • "(...) pasożyty, które włażą w tyłek, to nadal pasożyty, tylko bardziej brązowe" (str. 63) 
  • "(...) a zapachy, podobnie jak muzyka, mają moc przechowywania wspomnień" (str. 112) 
  • "Dorośli pobożnie i szlachetnie wypowiadają się o mądrości przychodzącej wraz z wiekiem  i takie tam, ale w rzeczywistości historia starszych osób kończy się na ogół, zanim nadchodzi koniec ich samych i pozostaje im tylko przekazywanie odnowa tych samych starych opowiadań- tylko że ci, których czas właśnie trwa, nie słyszą i nie widzą staruszków, widzimy ich tylko my, ci których czas jeszcze nie nadszedł- aż do chwili gdy książka wreszcie zamyka się na wczorajszej opowieści" (str.126)
  •  "Jest jakaś próżność w poczuciu winy, Patricu, w pielęgnowaniu jej, a w pogardzie dla samego siebie tkwi jakieś kokieteryjne użalanie się nad sobą" (str. 176)




          Football – Cosafa Castle Cup – Les Barea gagnent pour du beurre   
Madagascar a disposé du Mozambique, hier. La Grande île est, cependant, devancée par le Zimbabwe à la différence de buts. La mission était simple pour les Barea, hier soir en Afrique du Sud, durant la troisième et dernière journée de la phase de poule en Cosafa Castle Cup. Il fallait battre les Mozam­bicains en marquant un maximum de buts.
          State drops charges against Jabulani Sibanda for Mugabe bedroom slur   

Former leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Jabulani Sibanda is now a free man after being on remand for more than two years. Sibanda was facing charges of insulting the president after he allegedly said “power is not sexually transmitted” while referring to First Lady Grace Mugabe in October 2014. However, […]

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          ZEC saying that it does no have the 2013 voters rolls, shows 2018 elections may already be rigged: ERC   

Election watchdog the Zimbabwe Election Resource Centre (ERC) says that it fears that the 2018 elections may already have been rigged. This comes after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) refused to release the voters roll used in the 2013 elections to local activist group, Concerned Citizens Support Network of Zimbabwe, arguing that it does not […]

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          Remembering Father Zimbabwe, 15 things you may not know about Joshua Nkomo   

On this day 18 years ago, or to be more precise, on 1 July, 1999 Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo, affectionately known as Father Zimbabwe, passed away. He was 82. Nkomo was a nationalist who devoted a great portion of his life to fighting for the rights of the people of Zimbabwe.  Joshua Nkomo is an […]

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          Warriors book Cosafa Castle Cup quarterfinal place after beating Seychelles 6-0   

The Warriors booked their place into the quarterfinals of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup following a 6-0 win over the Seychelles. Ovidy Karuru who clinched the man of the match award again scored a hat-trick. Ocean Mushure scored twice and Prince Dube scored a goal. Zimbabwe will now face Swaziland in the quarterfinals. More: Soccer24

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          Zim Cricket makes history, highest successful run chase ever in Sri Lanka   

The Zimbabwe cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the first one-day international played in Galle, Sri Lanka. The hosts posted a massive 316-5 in their allotted 50 overs. However, the Chevrons managed to chase this total successfully and won the match with 14 balls remaining after they posted 322-4.  Zimbabwe became the […]

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          UZ medical students finally allowed back on campus after lawyers threaten authorities with contempt of court   

Medical students at the University of Zimbabwe’s College of Health Sciences finally returned to their halls of residence earlier on today. The students had been evicted by the institute’s authorities for protesting against an increase in fees on Monday. This prompted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Lawyers to file an urgent application at the High Court […]

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          Government buys 300 cars for senior army officers ahead of 2018 election   

The government has purchased at least 300 top-of-the-range vehicles for senior officers in the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). The vehicles which are worth millions of dollars include Toyota Fortuners, Ford Rangers and Toyota Corollas and will be allocated to officers with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the ZNA and wing […]

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          Chinotimba sued over $15 000 electricity bill   

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has taken Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba to  the High Court in an effort to make him pay a $15 058 electricity debt accumulated through the operation of his grinding mill (chigayo) located at his home in Concession. Through its lawyers Muvingi and Mugadza Legal Practitioners ZETDC says that Chinotimba […]

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          Zim referees to officiate U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match   

Zifa announced on their website that Norman Matemera, a Zimbabwe Republic Police officer, will officiate a Caf Confederation Cup match between Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda and Faith Union Sport of Morocco in east Africa on Sunday. He will be assisted by Brighton Nyika and award-winning Salani Ncube while Nomore Musundire will be the fourth official. […]

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          Zinara suspends 3 more top officials   

On Wednesday, the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) suspended its director, administration and human resources Mr Precious Murove, finance manager Mr Shadreck Matengabadza and administration manager Mr Peter Bweterere on charges which include violating tender and procurement procedures. This comes a week after Zinara suspended its finance director Mr Simon Taranhike who is reported facing the […]

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          Police explain what caused violent clashes in Harare CBD yesterday   

Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) are being accused by a group of MDC-T youths near Harvest House, who were randomly assaulting passers-by they suspected to be police officers. A police 0fficer who spoke to The Herald said that the Police Reaction Group went at Harvest House and managed to arrest one person after serious […]

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          UZ medical students remain homeless as university refuses to comply with High Court order   

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) medical students are still homeless after the institution refused to comply with a High Court order. According to lawyer and activist Douglas Coltart, UZ security guards are refusing the students re-entry. On Wednesday 28 June, Harare High Court Judge Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa ruled against the University of Zimbabwe and said that […]

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          Video, Pictures: Police throw teargas in Harare CBD   

Today police threw teargas in Harare CBD, corner Nelson Mandela and 1st Street. Some people were injured in the chaos that ensured. Reports from Povo Zimbabwe are that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s riot police was trying to evict vendors in Harare CBD. Here is a video and some pictures of what transpired: Happening now in […]

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          Joshua Nkomo Foundation reacts angrily to claims that Nkomo supported Dynamos   

The foundation of the late Vice-President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo has angrily dismissed recent claims in the media, which suggested that the late Father Zimbabwe supported Dynamos Football Club. The claims are said to have been said by Nkomo’s former head of security Nehemiah Nyathi. Joshua Nkomo Foundation chief executive officer Jabulani Hadebe, who is also […]

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          Govt to spend $1b on new planes to establish Zimbabwe Airways   

The government is set to spend at least $1 billion dollars to acquire 4 new Boeing 777-200ER planes from Malaysia Airlines, as it seeks to close down financially troubled Air Zimbabwe and establish a new line, Zimbabwe Airways. It is reported that the government actually wants to buy the planes instead of merely leasing them. […]

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          5 Things you may not know about Dr Nkosana Moyo   

  Dr Nkosana Moyo just announced his candidacy for next year’s presidential election earlier on today.  Here are five things you may not know about him. He is an economist and he has a PhD in Physics from Imperial College (University of London) He served as Managing Director of Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in Zimbabwe […]

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          Video: Dr Nkosana Moyo announces that he will be running for President in 2018   

Dr Nkosana Moyo announce that he will be running for president in 2018 at a press conference held at the Meikles today. About Nkosana Moyo Dr. Nkosana Moyo, PhD (Physics), is an economist and former Zimbabwe Minister of Industry and International Trade. He is known mostly for his sudden resignation from his Ministerial post in […]

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After getting criticised for planning to store Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) data a central server which was installed by Israeli company Nikuv International, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has revealed that it will be having a second tender to find a supplier of the server. Zec chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau emphasised that Nikuv was not […]

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In a statement yesterday, Botswana’s Foreign minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi rejected a report that it is planning on closing its embassy in Zimbabwe and considering introducing a visa regime for Zimbabweans. Said Venson-Moitoi: The Ministry of International Affairs and Co-operation wishes to respond to the recent text message doing the rounds on social media alleging that […]

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          In Kenya's drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe Livestock is so central to the economy, food and status of pastoralists in Kenya's northern drylands that formal education has traditionally taken second place to children's role in tending to cows, goats and sheep. As climate change imperils livelihoods, long-term priorities are shifting, and many pastroralists regard education as a sort of insurance policy.


          Re: [wanabidii] MJADALA KUHUSU RASLIMALI ZETU: UMAKINI MAKINI UNAHITAJIKA KATIKA MIJADALA IJAYO   
Ahsante sana Elisa. Ingawa kuna usemi wa kiswahili usemao kuwa ukitaka kula na kipofu sahani moja usimkamate mkono, watu wengi tulisha liona hilo! Baadhi tulikaa kimya si kwa kuwa ni vipofu au wapumbavu ila ni mazingira yaliyokuwepo! Sasa mzungu katukamata mkono, na kati yetu mmojawapo kafunguka macho kwa miujiza miujiza hivi na akamuona jamaa anakula chakula sehemu yetu pamoja kuwa kamaliza kula sehemu yake. Hili suala si ndoto za jinamizi ni ukweli mtupu. Katika nchi za SADC, au zamani zikiitwa Nchi za Msitari wa Mbele (The Front Line State), kuna nchi ambazo zina madini ya almasi, dhahabu, shaba, nikel n.k. nchi hizi zimenufaika na neema hizi zilizopewa na Muumba wa Mbigu na Dunia, na hizi nchi zina mikataba ya madini na hao wawekezaji!   Nchi hizi zina uzoefu wa muda mrefu na jinsi ya ku-negotiate na 'waheshimiwa wawekezaji' na mikataba hiyo haina wasi. Nchi hizi zipo humu humu SADC na zinafaidi tunu hizi walizopewa na M'nyezi Mungu. Sasa nchi yetu ambayo ni kati ya nchi za kwanza zilizoanzisha The Front Line States kupambana na Mkaburu wa Afrika ya Kusini wakati wa ubaguzi wa rangi, na Wareno kule Msumbiji na Ian Smith na kundi lake kule Zimbabwe, na kuikomboa Namibia pamoja na Angola, tunashindwa nini kuwauliza wenzetu kua hiyo mikataba ya madini mnatengenezaje na hao wawekezaji na ikafaidisha nchi zenu na wananchi wenu? Kweli hili linatushinda? 

Jamani nchi haitajengwa na watu kutoka nje itajengwa na sisi wenyewe hakuna cha njomba wala shangazi, hao hao ndio sasa wamerudi katika koti zuri la rangi ya UWEKEZAJI! Hao hao waliotutawala, na wanaendelea kututawala kwa sababu ya akili zetu na sio unyonge wetu. Tanzania sasa hivi ina wasomi wengi tu, sio zile enzi za miaka ya 60 au 70, wakati huo baba wa taifa Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikataa kuchimba madini, hatukuwa na wataalam, kwa hiyo alijua tutaibiwa tu. Sasa tunaibiwa na wataalamu wapo!. Ushauri, tuwaulize wenzetu humu humu SADC kuhusu mikataba yao ya madini na hao 'waheshimiwa wawekezajia'. Nchi hizo ni Botswana na Namibia. Tusione aibu, kosa si kosa, kosa ni kurudia kosa!

    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania



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Subject [wanabidii] MJADALA KUHUSU RASLIMALI ZETU: UMAKINI MAKINI UNAHITAJIKA KATIKA MIJADALA IJAYO


Baada ya ripoti za rais kuhusiana na madini kutolewa na mambo yaliyofuata sasa watanzania tumerudi katika busara kubwa. Busara kubwa kwamba madini ni yetu. Busara kubwa sana kuwa haiwezekani tukaendelea kuibiwa. Busara kubwa kwamba hata waliojaribu kumpinga rais sasa wako kimya au wana lugha tofauti.
Haiepukiki kuamini kuwa huko nyuma tuliibiwa. Haiepukiki kuwa watanzania wenzetu katika ngazi mbalimbali za dhamana walizokabidhiwa, walitusaliti. Hata kama tutasema au tutanyamaza lakini kila tunapowaona na wao wanajua kuwa tunajua, kuwa walilisaliti taifa. Wapo tutakaowachukulia hatua. Wapo tutakaowaacha au kwa kuwaheshimu au kwa kuwahurumia na wengine kwa kinga tulizojiwekea bila kujua kuwa zitatuumiza. Lakini hatuamini kuwa hawajui kuwa tunajua walichokifanya. Mijadala ipo. Mfano Tutamshitaki waziri mstaafu na kumuacha aliyekuwa anamwagiza. Tunafanya hivyo huku tukijua kuwa tuliyemkamata alifanya makosa kwa sababu kuagizwa na tuliyemuacha. Lakini ukweli uko palepale. Wahaya wanasema "Empisi ekanyampila eibale. Eti olayesiza kyonka wakaulila". Yaani chui alilijambia jiwe. Akaliambia japo umenyamaza lakini umekasikia.
 
Wakati hilo likifanyiwa kazi, jingine linalosubiriwa ni mjadawa na hao "wawekezaji".
Huku nyuma walitwambia uwekezaji ni garama kubwa kiasi kwamba  inabidi watugawie kitu kidogo baada ya kuchimba madini kwa sababu kuchimba madini ni aghali sana. Tukakubali. Au niseme viongozi wetu wakakubali. Sasa hiyo haitarajiwi.
Nimekuwa nikifikiri. Ngoja niandike hicho ninachokifikiri. Kama ningechangia msingi wa kujadiliana katika marekebisho ya mikataba ya madini ningesema hivi: Kuna pande mbili:
Upande mmoja ni Tanzania yenye madini. Ni mali yake. Kwa haki nchi inaweza kuendelea kubaki nayo au kuyachimba inavyotaka.
Upande wa pili ni wa wawekezaji. Wana mitambo, Ujuzi wana wajuzi nk.
 
Pande hizi mbili zinahitaji kuungana na kufaidiana. Ilikuwa aibu kujiambia kuwa thamani ya mitambo, utaalamu na wataalamu vina thamani kuliko dhahabu dhahabu yetu. Haiwezekani kwa mfano kutumia ng'ombe kupata mbuzi. Kwa nini usikae na ng'ombe wako. Kwa nini wazungu watwambie wana mbuzi mwenye thamani kuliko ng'ombe wetu. Kama ni hivyo si wakae na mbuzi wao?!
 
Wawekezaji waje na kila walicho nacho. Nasi tukutwe na tulicho nacho. Tutumie vya kwao kuyafukua na kuyaleta juu ya ardhi madini yetu na tuambizane: Mmetumia kiasi gani? Kiasi watakachotumia wawekezaji ndicho kiasi tunachotaka kwanza. Yaani wakitumia dola milioni moja kuyachimbua tunatoa milioni mbili. Moja yetu, moja yao. Ile thamani ikibaki tunagawana kati kwa kati.
Nchi hii imedanganywa sana. Kuna wakati sheria ilikuwa inasema kila mradi wa madini asilimia ishirini na tano (25%) imilikiwe na watanzania. Wajamaa wakawa wanakuja wanamdanganya mtanzania kuwa ana hiyo asilimia lakini hawampi kiasi hicho. Tulipoanza kuandika kuwa basi hao watanzania waulizwe hiyo 25% wameiweka wapi, sheria ikabadilishwa.
Niliwahi kuona picha ya hazina ya dhahabu ya uingereza. Hazina ambayo ndiyo inasaidia kusema Uingereza ni tajili. Hazina inayosaidia kuituliza hela ya Uingereza. Zamani za Nyerere benki kuu ilikuwa inanunua dhahabu kutoka kwa watanzania wanaochimba dhahabu kwa kutumia vijiti. Sehemu ya dhahabu hiyo ilikuwa inawekwa akiba. Nina mashaka kama manyang'au waliopita waliibakiza. Umefika wakati sehemu ya dhaahabu ya Tanzania ikawekwa hakiba. Kama hapa si salama watuwekee hao wanaoweza kuitunza. Lakini iwe yetu. Jamani, tunajua kuwaiga. Tumeiga matamshi, tumeiga kuvaa, tumeiga miondioko. Tumetelekeza lugha yetu ili tusionekane washamba kuongea vizuri lugha yetu. Kwa nini tusiige ujanja wao!? Kwa nini tusiige uzalendo wao kwa nchi zao nasi tukathamini yetu?!
 
Elisa Muhingo
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          Amnesty Internetional - Rapporto 2010 - La Situazione dei Diritti Umani nel Mondo   

Il Rapporto Annuale 2010 di Amnesty International documenta la situazione dei diritti umani in 159 paesi e territori nel corso del 2009.

Il Rapporto ripercorre un anno in cui la richiesta di giustizia è sembrata per molti essere un ideale lontano, mentre la vita quotidiana delle persone continuava a essere dilaniata da repressioni, violenze, discriminazioni, giochi di potere e battute d'arresto politiche.

Ma il Rapporto celebra anche progressi concreti, rivelando come sia divenuto ormai sempre più difficile per i responsabili dei peggiori crimini assicurarsi l'impunità.

La richiesta di giustizia non si limita più solo a garantire indennizzi per uccisioni o torture, ma si estende fino a occuparsi della negazione di tutti quei diritti necessari a ogni persona per vivere in dignità la propria vita.

Introduzione al Rapporto Annuale 2010 di Claudio Cordone,

Segretario Generale ad interim di Amnesty International

Tra gennaio e maggio del 2009, nello Sri Lanka, circa 300.000 civili sono rimasti intrappolati in una piccola striscia di terra, tra le Tigri per la liberazione della patria Tamil (Ltte) in ritirata e l'esercito che avanzava. Nonostante un crescendo di denunce di violazioni dei diritti umani, il Consiglio di sicurezza non è intervenuto. Almeno 7000 persone sono state uccise ma alcune fonti parlano persino di 20.000. Il governo dello Sri Lanka ha liquidato le notizie di crimini di guerra commesse dalle sue forze armate e ha respinto le richieste di un'indagine internazionale.

Nel contempo, non ha svolto alcuna inchiesta credibile e indipendente. Il Consiglio Onu dei diritti umani è stato convocato in sessione speciale, ma i giochi di potere hanno portato gli stati membri ad approvare una risoluzione proposta dallo Sri Lanka, in cui ci si complimentava per il successo ottenuto contro l'Ltte. Alla fine dell'anno, nonostante ulteriori prove di crimini di guerra e di altre violazioni dei diritti umani, nessuno era stato portato di fronte alla giustizia.

È veramente difficile immaginare un fallimento peggiore nell'accertamento delle responsabilità di chi ha violato i diritti umani.

Tutto questo mi ha fatto tornare in mente l'introduzione al Rapporto annuale 1992. Intitolata "Farla franca con gli omicidi", questa denunciava i tanti paesi in cui leader civili o militari responsabili di aver ordinato o tollerato omicidi, sparizioni forzate, stupri sistematici e altre torture, non correvano alcun pericolo di essere chiamati a risponderne di fronte alla giustizia.

Lo Sri Lanka figurava nell'elenco, in quanto il governo dell'epoca era venuto meno al dovere di sottoporre a procedimenti giudiziari i responsabili di decine di migliaia di esecuzioni extragiudiziali e sparizioni forzate, nella violenta reppressione dell'insurrezione interna degli anni 1988-90.

La domanda è spontanea: è cambiato qualcosa negli ultimi due decenni? Se esaminiamo la situazione dello Sri Lanka nel 2009 o quelle della Colombia o di Gaza, sarebbe facile concludere che no, non è cambiato niente. E se cosÌ stanno le cose, perché ostinarsi a chiedere che i responsabili delle violazioni dei diritti umani siano chiamati a rispondere del loro operato? In questo modo, però, rischieremmo di perdere di vista gli importanti progressi fatti in meno di 20 anni che, nonostante sfide vecchie e nuove, rendono oggi più difficile a chi ha commesso dei crimini sfuggire alla giustizia.

È vero, il raggio d'azione della legge è lungi dall'essere totale. Alcuni casi sono fuori da ogni monitoraggio, in altri la giustizia ci mette troppo tempo. Ma ci sono dei progressi. Per di più, l'accertamento delle responsabilità è stato esteso dal tipico ambito della ricerca della giustizia per omicidi e torture, alle violazioni di diritti umani fondamentali come quello al cibo, all'educazione, all'alloggio e alla salute, diritti necessari per vivere in dignità.

I risultati raggiunti

Essere chiamati a rispondere per qualcosa che si è fatto, o qualcosa che si è mancato di fare, e che ha avuto conseguenze dirette su altre persone è un concetto ampio: lo si può usare, dal punto di vista politico, come nelle elezioni; oppure, da un punto di vista morale, per misurare i valori di una società.

Gli standard internazionali sui diritti umani si concentrano sulla cosiddetta "accountability" per definire una responsabilità di tipo giuridico. Le persone hanno dei diritti che devono essere previsti e protetti dalla legge. Coloro che detengono il potere hanno i doveri, a loro volta sanciti dalle leggi, di rispettare, proteggere e garantire i diritti individuali.

Essere chiamati a rispondere, sul piano giuridico, delle proprie azioni, è importante, soprattutto e in primo luogo, perché chi ha sofferto un danno ha diritto alla verità e alla giustizia. Le vittime e i loro familiari devono vedere i torti subiti riconosciuti e i responsabili chiamati a risponderne. Verificare se le vittime hanno titolo a ricevere un risarcimento, scoprire quanto è accaduto, da parte di chi e perché è tanto importante quanto portare di fronte a un giudice i responsabili delle violazioni commesse.

Accertare i fatti e chiarire le responsabilità aiuta anche a guardare avanti. Costituisce una forma di deterrenza nei confronti di chi ha commesso un crimine e anche una base su cui avviare riforme delle istituzioni statali e internazionali. Meccanismi efficaci ed efficienti in questo ambito possono aiutare gli stati a rendere migliori le leggi e la prassi e a verificare l'impatto di queste ultime sulla vita delle persone.

Negli ultimi 20 anni, una campagna globale è riuscita a stabilire il ruolo della giustizia internazionale. Tra i suoi successi, c'è l'istituzione nel 1998 della Corte penale internazionale (Icc), ispirata dai tribunali internazionali che si occupano di genocidio, crimini contro l'umanità e crimini di guerra nell'ex Jugoslavia e in Ruanda.

Il 2009 è stato uno spartiacque: un capo di stato in carica, il presidente del Sudan Al Bashir è stato raggiunto da un mandato d'arresto emesso dall'Icc per cinque imputazioni relative a crimini contro l'umanità (omicidio, sterminio, trasferimento forzato di popolazione, tortura e stupro) e due imputazioni di crimini di guerra (per aver colpito la popolazione civile).

Alla fine del 2009, il procuratore dell'Icc aveva avviato indagini su tre situazioni deferite alla Corte dagli stati in cui erano occorsi i crimini, in Uganda, Repubblica Democratica del Congo e Repubblica Centrafricana, e su una situazione deferitale dal Consiglio di sicurezza in Darfur, Sudan. Il procuratore aveva inoltre richiesto alla Camera preprocessuale di autorizzarlo ad aprire un'ulteriore indagine in Kenya. L'Icc ha chiamato a comparire, oltre al presidente sudanese, il capo di un gruppo armato del Darfur e ha emesso mandati d'arresto per un leader della milizia, per un funzionario governativo di alto profilo e per il presidente del Sudan, oltre che per i capi di gruppi armati operanti in Uganda, Repubblica Democratica del Congo e Repubblica Centrafricana. Si è trattato di passi avanti importanti per affermare il principio che tutti coloro che commettono crimini di guerra o crimini contro l'umanità devono essere chiamati a risponderne allo stesso modo, che siedano in un governo o appartengano ad altre forze.

Recentemente, il procuratore dell'Icc ha ampliato il raggio geografico d'azione del suo lavoro, avviando indagini preliminari su quattro situazioni al di fuori dell'Africa: Afghanistan, Colombia, Georgia e il conflitto di Gaza e del sud d'Israele del 2008-2009.

Il processo di ratifica progressiva dello Statuto di Roma dell'Icc (110 stati alla fine del 2009) ha dato il via a riforme legali a livello nazionale per conferire alle corti locali giurisdizione su crimini di diritto internazionale, tali da consentire di incriminare presunti autori di reati quando si trovano all'estero, nel caso in cui, e solo nel caso in cui, beneficino dell'impunità nel loro paese.

Nonostante alcuni passi indietro, registrati lo scorso anno, nello sviluppo di un sistema di giurisdizione universale, come l'appovazione in Spagna di una legge che restringe il suo ambito di applicazione, avvocati hanno avviato cause e alcune hanno registrato progressi presso i tribunali nazionali (nelle Americhe, in Europa e in Africa). In Sudafrica, a dicembre, due Organizzazioni non governative hanno contestato in tribunale la decisione delle autorità di non aprire un'indagine secondo la legge sulla giurisdizione universale del Sudafrica, in merito alle accuse di crimini contro l'umanità commessi in Zimbabwe da persone che era noto avessero visitato il Sudafrica.

Alla fine dell'anno, più di 40 stati, dal 1998, avevano emanato legislazioni per ribadire o ampliare la giurisdizione universale su crimini di diritto internazionale, contribuendo in questo modo a tappare una piccola parte della falla globale dell'impunità.

Queste indagini e questi procedimenti hanno trasformato il modo in cui i governi e l'opinione pubblica valutano i crimini di diritto internazionale. Sempre di più, questi casi sono visti per quello che sono: gravi reati che meritano di essere sottoposti a inchieste e processi, piuttosto che questioni politiche da risolvere per via diplomatica. Essendomi impegnato strenuamente, insieme ai miei colleghi, per assicurare alla giustizia l'ex presidente cileno Augusto Pinochet dopo il suo arresto a Londra nel 1998, sono particolarmente incoraggiato da questo cambio di prospettiva.

In tutta l'America Latina, tribunali e governi stanno riaprendo le indagini su crimini a lungo occultati dalle leggi di amnistia. Questi sviluppi mostrano come, persino a distanza di decenni, e nonostante numerose amnistie e provvedimenti d'impunità emanati per bloccare le inchieste, la società civile continua a lottare per buttare giù gli ostacoli alla verità, alla giustizia e alla riparazione.

Tra le molte sentenze che possono essere considerate pietre miliari, figura indubbiamente la condanna nell'aprile 2009 dell'ex presidente peruviano Alberto Fujimori, per crimini contro l'umanità. Questa ha dato un minimo di conforto alle famiglie di coloro che furono sequestrati, torturati e assassinati dalle squadre della morte in tre casi risalenti all'inizio degli anni Novanta. A ottobre, la Corte suprema dell'Uruguay ha stabilito che la legge d'amnistia prolungata alla fine degli anni Ottanta era nulla e priva di efficacia, in quanto non in linea con gli obblighi di diritto internazionale del paese. Alla fine dell'anno, in uno dei più importanti processi dopo il governo militare (1976-1983), i pubblici ministeri dell'Argentina hanno iniziato a presentare le prove a carico di 17 membri delle forze armate e della polizia accusati di torture, sparizioni forzate e omicidi all'interno della famigerata Scuola superiore di meccanica della Marina (Esma).

Nel 2009, la ricerca della giustizia è andata ben oltre l'America Latina. La Sierra Leone, per esempio, si è avvicinata alla riconciliazione col suo passato grazie alla conclusione di tutti i processi della Corte speciale per la Sierra Leone, tranne quello nei confronti dell'ex presidente della Liberia Charles Taylor, ancora in corso. In Asia, uno dei più truci comandanti dei khmer rossi è finalmente arrivato in un'aula di tribunale, per rispondere di crimini di guerra e crimini contro l'umanità commessi oltre 30 anni prima: Kaing Guek Eav, conosciuto anche come Duch, era il comandante dell'Ufficio per la sicurezza del carcere S-21, dove vennero torturate e uccise almeno 14.000 persone, tra l'aprile 1975 e il gennaio 1979. Si è trattato del primo processo celebrato dalle "Camere straordinarie dei tribunali della Cambogia", che in quanto tribunali temporanei devono lasciare il passo a un sistema giudiziario funzionante non appena possibile, ma che almeno permettono ai sopravvissuti di rendere note le loro sofferenze.

Anche gli stati potenti hanno scoperto che non sempre possono sfuggire alla giustizia. Mentre alcuni stati europei hanno agito blandamente sulle violazioni dei diritti umani nel contesto della "guerra al terrore" diretta dagli Usa, a novembre un tribunale italiano ha condannato 22 agenti della Cia, un funzionario dell'Air Force statunitense e due agenti dell'intelligence italiana per il loro coinvolgimento nel sequestro di Usama Mustafa Hassan Nasr (Abu Omar), avvenuto nel settembre 2003 a Milano. Abu Omar era stato trasferito in Egitto, attraverso una rendition, e qui detenuto in segreto per 14 mesi e, come da lui denunciato, sottoposto a torture. Il processo ha avuto luogo in larga parte grazie alla determinazione dell'ufficio della procura milanese nel far rispettare la legge e nonostante le pressioni del governo a chiudere il caso e il fatto che nessuno degli agenti Usa fosse mai stato arrestato né tantomeno fosse presente in aula.

L'esistenza dell'Icc ha portato una più seria attenzione persino in stati dove l'immunità avrebbe potuto essere garantita dalla mancanza formale di accettazione della giurisdizione della Corte.

Il Consiglio Onu dei diritti umani ha istituito una missione indipendente di accertamento dei fatti, presieduta dal giudice sudafricano Richard Goldstone (già Procuratore dei tribunali penali internazionali per il Ruanda e l'ex Jugoslavia) e chiamata a indagare sulle presunte violazioni durante i 22 giorni di conflitto a Gaza e nel sud d'Israele, terminati nel gennaio 2009. Il rapporto Goldstone è giunto a conclusioni analoghe a quelle delle missioni di ricerca di Amnesty International, e cioè che sia le forze israeliane, sia Hamas (e altri gruppi palestinesi) avevano commesso crimini di guerra e forse anche crimini contro l'umanità.

Il rapporto Goldstone, sottolineando che "la prolungata situazione d'impunità ha dato luogo a una crisi della giustizia", ha raccomandato che se le due parti non avessero svolto indagini e portato i responsabili davanti alla giustizia, il Consiglio di sicurezza avrebbe dovuto esercitare la sua autorità e deferire il caso all'Icc. Nel novembre 2009, l'Assemblea generale dell'Onu ha dato alla parte israeliana e a quella palestinese tre mesi di tempo per dimostrare di essere intenzionati ad aprire indagini in linea con gli standard del diritto internazionale.

Un esempio di risposta rapida della comunità internazionale è stato l'istituzione, da parte delle Nazioni Unite, di una Commissione d'inchiesta sui fatti del 29 settembre quando a Conakry, la capitale della Guinea, 150 persone sono state uccise e molte donne stuprate in pubblico da parte di uomini delle forze di sicurezza, intervenuti per reprimere brutalmente una manifestazione pacifica in corso nello stadio. A dicembre, l'inchiesta ha concluso che erano stati commessi crimini contro l'umanità e ha raccomandato di deferire il caso all'Icc, che ha avviato un esame preliminare.

Infine, gli ultimi 20 anni hanno visto una crescita esponenziale dei meccanismi di "giustizia transitoria", in molti paesi usciti da lunghi periodi di conflitto armato o di repressione politica e che hanno iniziato a fare i conti col loro passato, mediante differenti modelli di accertamento delle responsabilità. Nel corso del 2009, procedimenti di verità e riconciliazione e i loro aggiornamenti sono andati avanti in Liberia, Isole Salomone e Marocco/Sahara Occidentale.

Il Marocco è il solo paese dell'area Medio Oriente - Africa del Nord ad aver agito in questo modo, anche senza aver introdotto elementi di giustizia penale. Mentre ad Amnesty International raccoglievamo le informazioni utili per supportare questo processo, dopo decenni di ricerca su casi individuali, era chiaro a tutti noi che l'accertamento delle responsabilità debba andare di pari passo con quello della verità, se davvero si vuole ottenere una riconciliazione basata sulla giustizia.

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          Are Black Fraternity & Sorority Calls And Stomp & Shake Cheerleading Yelps Remnants Of Plantation Field Hollers And/Or African Ululation?   
Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post points out the very close similarities between certain historically Black sorority calls and certain stomp & shake cheerleading yelps.

This post also asks interested persons to consider whether historically Black fraternity & sorority calls, and stomp & shake cheerleading yelps might be remnants of 29th century and earlier African American field hollers (arhoolie) and/or remnants of or examples of the African (and elsewhere) vocalization custom of ululation.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, historical, and cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to all those who are featured in the YouTube videos that are embedded in this post and thanks to the publishers of those videos.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPES OF VOCALIZATIONS THAT ARE REFERRED TO IN THIS POST
FIELD HOLLERS (ARHOOLIES)
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_holler
"The field holler or field call is a mostly historical type of vocal music sung by southern labourers to accompany their work, to communicate usefully or to vent feelings.[1] It differs from the collective work song in that it was sung solo, though early observers noted that a holler, or ‘cry’, might be echoed by other workers. Though commonly associated with cotton cultivation, the field holler was also sung by levee workers, and field hands in rice and sugar plantations. Field hollers are also known as corn-field hollers, water calls, and whoops. An early description is from 1853 and the first recordings are from the 1930s. The holler is closely related to the call and response of work songs, and arhoolies, to Afro-American and ultimately influenced strands of African American music, such as the blues, rhythm and blues, and spirituals.[2]

It had prevalence among whites in the southern United States too."...

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From http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=99525
Subject: Etymology: ARHOOLIE
From: Vixen
Date: 02 Mar 07

"I did a search of the Forum, and all the references to "arhoolie" refer to the record label or the non-profit organization. I'm looking for an etymology and a definition.

What follows is the only definition I found, by googling "arhoolies", at
The Bluehighway Website

Field Hollers And Arhoolies

I'll tell you where the blues began. Back there working on them cotton farms, working hard and the man won't pay 'em, so the started singin', "Ohhh, I'm leavin' he one of these days and it won't be long." See, what's happenin' is givin' them the blues. "You gonna look for me one of these mornings and I'll be gone, ohhh yeah!" -- Sonny Terry (3, p. 18)

Field hollers and arhoolies began in the fields as musical exclamations that expressed the mood of the singer, and they eventually grew into longer phrases and verse. Few recordings of these exist, so we have to accept the testimony of the old bluesmen, such as Sonny Terry and Son House, as to their nature:

All I can say is that when I was boy we was always singing in the fields. Not real singing, you know, just hollering. But we made up our songs about things that were happening to us at the time, and I think that's where the blues started. -- Son House (3, p. 18)

The vocal techniques of these were very unique and they formed the basis for early blues vocals."...

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ULULATION
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ululation
Ululation... is a long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sound resembling a howl with a trilling quality. It is produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid back and forth movement of the tongue and the uvula.

Around the world

Ululation is practiced either alone or as part of certain styles of singing, on various occasions of communal ritual events (like for example weddings) used to express strong emotion.

Ululation is commonly practised in most of Africa, the Middle East and Central-to-South Asia. It occurs a few places in Europe, like Serbia, Cyprus, Malta and parts of Spain. It likewise takes place among the diaspora community originating from these areas....

In Ethiopia and Eritrea, ululation (called ililta) is part of a religious ritual performed by worshippers as a feature of Sunday or other services in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church[11] and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. And it is also randomly (spontaneously) uttered during secular celebrations such as parties or concerts. Elsewhere in Africa ululation is used as a cheer, mourn or attention seeking sound by women. In Hausa ululation is called guda, , sigalagala and in Zulu lilizela in Tsonga nkulungwani and in Shona kupururudza. Ululation is incorporated into African musical styles such as Shona music, where it is a form of audience participation, along with clapping and call-and-response.

In Tanzania ululation is a celebratory cheer sound when good news has been shared or during weddings, welcoming of a newborn home, graduations and other festivals even in church when sermons are going on. In Swahili it is known as vigelele and in Luo dialect it is known as udhalili. Generally women exuberantly yell lililili in a high-pitched voices. Female children are usually proud of being able to ululate like their mothers and aunts...

Ululation is rooted in the culture of Eastern Africa as well as Southern Africa and is widely practiced in Tanzania, Kenya, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is used by women to give praises at weddings and all other celebrations. It is a general sound of good cheer and celebration, when good news has been delivered in a place of gathering, even in church. It is also an integral part of most African weddings where women gather around the bride and groom, dancing and ululating exuberantly. During graduation ceremonies ululation shows pride and joy in scholastic achievement. The women ululating usually stand and make their way to the front to dance and ululate around the graduate."...
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Italics were added by me to highlight these sentences.

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HISTORICALLY BLACK FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CALLS
From https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/black-fraternity-sorority-calls.html
Fraternity & sorority calls are signature vocalizations that members of a specific organization make to greet another member of that specific organization and/or to "represent" (promote, "big up") their organization during their own chanting and/or celebratory gatherings and during public events. A fraternity and sorority might have more than one signature call. These calls are usually informal (i.e. not recognized as an official part of that organization by that organization's governing body.) Non-members of a specific organization are strictly prohibited from verbally or in writing using that organization's call in public or in private.

Fraternity & Sorority "Roll calls"

When used by historically Black [university based] Fraternity & sororities (BGLOs) - and particularly by those BGLOs that are known as "The Divine Nine"*, "roll calls" refer to the consecutive vocalization of their signature call/s by multiple BGLOs during a public event. A host or moderator of that event formally announces each organization, usually in the order of their founding, beginning with the earliest founded fraternity and then, after the fraternities are recognized, beginning with the earliest founded sorority. Representatives of "sister" or "brother" organizations may respond to a call with their own call. Also, as an expression of admiration and/or unity, a member of a Divine Nine organization might combine their own signature call with part of the signature call of another member "Divine Nine" organization (either fraternity or sorority).* That said, I've read that some BGLO members disagree with that practice.

*Here's an example of combining two sorority calls:
t goodwill, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n4A1mf_fr0
"Even though imma ZETA, i was jamming to SGRho's Roll call..LOL get it ladies!

ZZZZZZ-Yip!!"
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Refer to the list of calls given below.

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A STATEMENT ABOUT CALLS & HAND SIGNS BY NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
From http://www.afa1976.org/Portals/0/Membership_Intake_Guide_NPHC.pdf NPHC National Membership Intake Guide
Hand Signs & Calls
"Hand signs and calls have evolved into another historical facet of Black fraternal organization life. According to Kimbrough (2003), the concept of calls is embedded in both African and African-American tradition. These sounds were a form of yodeling known as whooping in the Congo and Angola tribes. Additionally, these audible sounds, also known as cries and arhoolies, could he heard being sung by slaves. It is not clear when calls were first used, however, it seems possible that calls used by NPHC organizations became prevalent during the mid-1970’s.

Much like calls, the exact origin of hand signs cannot be pinpointed. According to Kimbrough (2003), pictures from college campuses of Black fraternities and sororities indicate that hand signs became a part of the Black fraternal experience during the 1970’s. Although it is not clear how calls and hand signs evolved, these traditions are long standing.

These universal symbols can be seen as exclusive outward expressions of pride and of strong organizational identification."

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LIST OF NINE HISTORICALLY BLACK GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATION CALLS THAT ARE REFERRED TO AS "THE DIVINE NINE"
These organizations are given in categories (Fraternities/Sororities) and in chronological order with the earliest founded organizations in that category listed first.

Letters [or numbers] in these calls are often repeated to show enthusiasm and/or to stretch out the call.

Additions and corrections are welcome.
Fraternities:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1906)
call: "O6"

Response [from a member or members of Alpha Phi Alpha] - "You know"

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Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. (1911)
Yo Yo

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (1911)
Roo or Roo Roo

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (1914)
Blue Phi

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Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity, Inc. (1963)
Ow Ow

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Sororities
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908)
Skee Wee

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Oo-Oop

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Inc. (1920)
Z-Phi

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (1922)
Eee-Yip

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Examples of these calls are given in the videos that are showcased in Part II of this series http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/seven-videos-of-black-greek-fraternity.html

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STOMP AND SHAKE CHEERLEADER YELPS
"Stomp & Shake" cheerleading is a referent for a relatively new form of African American originated style of cheerleading.

Stomp & shake cheerleading focuses on the group performance of choreographed percussive, rhythmic foot stomping, (individual) hand clapping, leg lifts, and African American/Caribbean originated dance moves. These body movements are often but not always accompanied by the cheer squad's performance of self-bragging and/or competitor insulting unison chanting. Although most stomp & shake cheerleaders are female, a few males also are members of certain (usually university) stomp & shake squads. This particularly appears to be the case among university cheerleading squads that perform stomp & shake cheerleading and mainstream ("traditional") cheerleading.

Like mainstream cheerleading, the purpose of the cheer squad is to increase the enthusiasm of event attendees. However, the focus of stomp and shake cheer squads' performances and their textual (word) cheers are on the cheer squad itself, and not nearly as much as mainstream cheerleading on the football (or basketball) athletic team. Stomp & Shake is a relatively new form of cheerleading.

The earliest documentation that I've found for stomp & shake cheerleading is the early to mid 1970s at Virginia State University's cheerleading squad (the "Woo Woos) and in the late 1970s at Winston-Salem State University cheerleading squads (known as "Cheer Phi" and later as "the Red Team" and the "White Team").

Some, but not all university based stomp & shake cheerleaders include vocalizations of yelps (also informally referred to as "calls", "cries", and yells as part of their cheers. The vocalization of yelps (cries, yells) while cheering particularly appears to be a characteristic of Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU's) cheerleading style. WSSU's yelp is usually written as "Eeee-yiiip!" or similar spellings. Rightly or wrongly, fans of WSSU indicate that other cheerleading squads from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities' cheerleading squads that use this yelp "stole it" from WSSU.

because Winston-Salem State University's cheerleading squad continues to greatly influence American high school and younger stomp & shake cheerleading squads, their "yelp" vocalization is also found among those squads.

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VIDEO OF BLACK FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CALLS
Greek Speak Roll Call



UABStudentLife, Published on Sep 19, 2008

Check out the eight organizations of UAB's NPHC.
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Selected comments:
1. ninjapoodle22, 2009
"I see my soRHOrs! EEEEE-YIP!"
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soRHOrs = Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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2. t goodwill, 2011
Even though imma ZETA, i was jamming to SGRho's Roll call..LOL get it ladies!

ZZZZZZ-Yip!!
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"Zeta" - a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Inc.

Notice that "ZZZZZZ-Yip"!! is a combination of the Zeta's signature call and Sigma Gamma Rho's signature call.

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3. BUTLERU, 2011
"EEEEEEEEEEEEEE-YIP SIGMA SORORS!"

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4. MonaJalisa90, 2013
"I agree 100%! Luckily, Sigma Gamma Rho doesn't have to deal with such drama lol
EEE-YIP!"
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That video and three other videos of historically Black fraternity and sorority calls are embedded in the pancocojams post whose link is given above as http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/seven-videos-of-black-greek-fraternity.html.

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EXAMPLE OF A WSSU STOMP & SHAKE CHEER THAT INCLUDES A YELP (CALL)
SAY IT IN OUR FACE
Eeeyep!
Fight fight the power,
Hey go head go head.
Hey fight fight he power.
Go head go head.
Hey fight the power.
We are the Rams
And we stay on your case.
If you have something to say
Say it to our face. Haw!
Hey fight the power
Hey fight the power,
Say what
Say what
We are the Rams
And we get on your case.
If you have something to say
Say it in our face.
Say it in our face.
Say it
in
our
face.
HAWHHHHH!
-Winston-Salem State University WSSU Cheer Phi Cheerleaders,
transcription posted by SAC010 in that video's discussion thread by secalong, February 2011 (along with some transcription by Azizi Powell)

*This is the second cheer in that video. I previously (erroneously?) gave the title for that cheer as "Fight The Power".

Here's that video:

WSSU CHEERLEADERS GETTIN' CRUNK



ORIGINALCHEERPHI, Published on Feb 22, 2008

WSSU CHEERLEADERS SHOWING U HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE AT THE ULTIMATE CHEER & DANCE EXPERIENCE TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING COMPETITION 2007

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TWO ADDITIONAL VIDEOS AND SELECTED COMMENTS FROM TWO ADDITIONAL YOUTUBE DISCUSSION THREADS ABOUT STOMP AND SHAKE CHEERLEADER YELPS
WSSU CHEERLEADERS FOR MTV



Flow Child Entertainment Published on Sep 24, 2008

WSSU Cheerleaders tryout for MTV Show
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Selected comments:
1. Tez Parker, 2011
"Ayyyy dey betta do it!! Eeeoooppp!"

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3.Asha Broo, 2012
"is that that guy going '' yyyyeepp'' lmaoo"

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3. AORaines, 2013
"Love the originality, the loudness, and the enthusiasm but cheerleaders don't woo nor eyyyupp....not sorority cheerleaders
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This comment indicates that stomp & shake cheerleading isn't really cheerleading because of the way that they perform. The commenter is also disparages WSSU's squad by referring to them as "sorority cheerleaders".

"Woo" here probably refers to Virginia State University's cheerleading squad that is known as "the Woo Woos". Unlike WSSU, it doesn't appear that the squad vocalizes "woo woo". Instead, "woo woo" is a vocalization of admiration and support is vocalized by that squad's fans. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDqcHBu-Cs for a 2008 video of VSU's Woo Woos peforming their popular and often imitated cheer "Work It". At the end of that video, a male fan yells "Woo! Woo!".

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4. pdga9205,2013
"Y'all remind me of FSU (Fayetteville state) cheerleaders especially with the eeeyyyooppp thing!"
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5. RJRDEMONS, 2013
"WSSU its there original song they made in 2002"

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6. dstgirl9of9, 2014
"FSU got thier eeyyooppp from WSSU! "
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"FSU" here refers to Fayette State University (North Carolina)

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NC A&T Cheerleaders (Aggie Cheer) / Powerhouse National Competition (Stomp and Shake)



Kevin Crawford Published on Mar 17, 2017
-SNIP-
Selected comments:
1. Midget Catfish, 2017
"Why are they making the sghro call?"

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2. Ashley Monique Styles, 2017
"They killed it! How come the make the same noise that WSSU cheerleaders make? (Eee-yup) or it just sounds similar?"

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3. nevano, 2017
"Ashley Monique Styles If I'm not mistaken, I believe that's the call for Cheerleaders that are apart of the cheer world. I won't say too much cause I don't wanna stomp on any toes."

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4. Ashley Monique Styles, 2017
"nevano hmm I wonder if it's certain Colleges. When I cheered, we had our own call."

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5. Lilly, 2017
"They sound like cheering AKA's"
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"AKA's" = members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The signature AKA call is a high pitched, usually extended "Skeeeee- weeee!"

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6. Takiya Eiland, 2017
"I know they are not eee-yip in"
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This comment probably is a put-down of North Carolina's A&T cheerleaders for doing the yelp (call, cry) that is associated with WSSU's cheerleaders.

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7. OrbiT BabE, 2017
"The squeak gave me life"

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          Gold Cup Africa : opération rachat du Sénégal face à l’Ouganda   
Battu d’entrée par le Zimbabwe (16-28), le Sénégal compte se racheter face à l’Ouganda, samedi au stade Iba Mar Diop de Dakar, en match comptant pour la 2ème journée de l’Africa Gold Cup de rugby.«Nous avons une obligation de résultat … Continue reading
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          26-year-old man burns his 68-year-old female boss to death for refusing to become his girlfriend   
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By: Mason White  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A man who fell in love with his much older boss, burned her to death after she did not feel the same way about him.

Police in Zimbabwe, have arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Sibanda, for the murder of his 68-year-old female employer, Jerina Chipato.

Sibanda was employed by the deceased to work at her home as a domestic servant. At some point, he fell in love with his boss and asked her to be his girlfriend.

When Chipato rejected his proposal, Sibanda became angry and killed her.

Prosecutor Daniel Tapfuma told the court that Sibanda became enraged when Chipato rejected his proposal of love.

According to Tapfuma, Sibanda struck the woman once on her head with a stick and she fell to the ground unconscious.

He then dragged her to the kitchen and lit the roof on fire, causing her to burn to death.

“Chipato was burned to death after which Sibanda called for help and claimed that she had been accidentally burned in her kitchen,” Tapfuma said.

The suspect was arraigned at a Gweru Magistrate court in front of Justice Musaiona Shortgame. He is being held without bail.


          Zim comedian to launch food fest   
Sharon Kavhu HARARE – Zimbabwe’s acclaimed stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube is set to launch a food festival in Harare next month. Ncube was recently selected as a TED Fellow to give a talk on TEDGlobal stage in Tanzania. Ncube is currently on a food festival Bush Camp in Kanga, Tanzania and told The Southern […]
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Jonathan Mbiriyamveka HARARE – Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira was last week the toast on social media following the premiere of Tupac Shakur’s biopic titled “All Eyez On Me” in Hollywood in which she stars as the slain rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur. Danai’s involvement in the film gave credence of her acting prowess, having landed major […]
          Nam, Zim revise MoU on information sharing   
Innocent Gore and Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – Namibia and Zimbabwe ministers of information, media, broadcasting and information and communication technology have endorsed new aspects to be included in the recently reviewed 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on information sharing and dissemination. The two southern African countries signed the memorandum of understanding in 2004 in areas […]
          Botswana refutes visa regime claims   
  The Government of Botswana has refuted reports that it intends to close its mission in Harare and introduce a visa regime for Zimbabweans wishing to travel to that country. Social media has in the last few days been awash with news that Gaborone would close its mission on September 1 and also introduce visas. […]
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[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to "go and herd cattle" in the rural areas amid a critical shortage of jobs in the southern African country. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Two Zimbabwean journalists arrested for questioning Mugabe's health   

A Zimbabwean newspaper editor and a reporter were arrested briefly on Friday after they published an article questioning the health of President Robert Mugabe, 93, their lawyer said.


          Malinga to miss second Zimbabwe ODI with influenza   

[Sri Lanka], July 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga will miss the second ODI of the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe as he has contracted viral influenza and has been recommended 48 hours of rest following medical assessment.

The Sri Lanka Cricket also said that left-arm chinaman Lakshan Sandakan had missed the first ODI due to the same illness.

Malinga is currently five wickets short of 300 in ODIs, five short of becoming the fourth Sri Lanka bowler to the mark after Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Sanath Jayasuriya, reports ESPNcricinfo.com

The hosts are currently leading the series 1-0, having won the first match by six wickets.

The second ODI will be played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium on July 2. (ANI)


          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Dickwella fined for attempted Mire stumping   

[UAE], July 1 (ANI): Niroshan Dickwella of Sri Lanka has been fined 30 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for attempting a stumping which was "contrary to the spirit of the game" during the first ODI of the five-match series against Zimbabwe in Galle on Friday.

Dickwella was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game".

The incident happened in the seventh over of Zimbabwe's innings when Dickwella, who was keeping wicket, after gathering the ball, held it near to the stumps and waited for the striker Solomon Mire to leave his crease.

After an unsuccessful attempt to stump Mire, Dickwella waited for another opportunity to get the batsman out long after he had completed his stroke.

After the match, Dickwella admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

All level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official warning, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Dickwella had come into this match with five demerit points against his name. As such, he is now on seven demerit points and pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if he reaches eight or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they will be converted into four suspension points and he will be banned.

Four suspension points equate to a ban from one Test and two ODIs or two T20Is, two Tests or four ODIs or four T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

In February this year, Dickwella had been suspended for two limited-over internationals after his accumulated demerit points had reached five following two breaches in a space of two weeks.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth umpire Ranmore Martinesz.

The two teams will face each other in the second ODI on Sunday. (ANI)


          ONTD Reading Challenge (July) - "I Don't Know Her"   
Happy July! A new month, a new ONTD Reading Challenge task! This month the theme is "I Don't Know Her," and the task is to read a book by a woman author who you've never read anything by. If you've yet to decide on a book (or books), milfordacademy and hjalmartazar are here with a selection from across the globe!



Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo (Nigeria)
"Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage--after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures--Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time--until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does--but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine."

The Queue, Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt)
"Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter’s health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia’s health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia’s case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life."

We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
"Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few."

Aya, Marguerite Abouet (Côte d'Ivoire)
"In the sun-warmed streets of working-class Yopougon, aka Yop City, holidays are around the corner, the open-air bars and discos are starting to fill up, and trouble of a different kind is about to raise eyebrows. At night, an empty table in the market square under the stars is all the privacy young lovers can hope for, and what happens there is soon everybody's business. Aya tells the story of its nineteen-year-old heroine, the studious and clear-sighted Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors. It's a breezy and wryly funny account of the desire for joy and freedom, and of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City."

Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe, Doreen Baingana (Uganda)
"Set mostly in pastoral Entebbe with stops in the cities Kampala and Los Angeles, Tropical Fish depicts the reality of life for Christine Mugisha and her family after Idi Amin's dictatorship. Three of the eight chapters are told from the point of view of Christine's two older sisters, Patti, a born-again Christian who finds herself starving at her boarding school, and Rosa, a free spirit who tries to magically seduce one of her teachers. But the star of Tropical Fish is Christine, whom we accompany from her first wobbly steps in high heels, to her encounters with the first-world conveniences and alienation of America, to her return home to Uganda."




The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, Martha Batalha (Brazil)
"Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious, but when her rebellious sister Guida elopes, she sets her own aspirations aside and vows to settle down as a model wife and daughter. And yet as her husband's professional success grows, so does Euridice's feeling of restlessness. She embarks on a series of secret projects - from creating recipe books to becoming the most sought-after seamstress in town - but each is doomed to failure. Her tradition-loving husband is not interested in an independent wife. And then one day Guida appears at the door with her young son and a terrible story of hardship and abandonment. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao is a wildly inventive, wickedly funny and keenly observed tale of two sisters who, surrounded by a cast of unforgettable characters, assert their independence and courageously carve a path of their own in 1940s Rio de Janeiro."

Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn (Jamaica)
"At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves must confront long-hidden scars. "

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien (Canada)
"Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences."

The Body Where I Was Born, Guadalupe Nettel (Mexico)
"From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it—having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through. And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrator's younger self, a sharp, sensitive girl keen to life's hardships."

Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog, (US)
"Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. It is a unique document, unparalleled in American Indian literature, a story of death, of determination against all odds, of the cruelties perpetuated against American Indians, and of the Native American struggle for rights."

Things We Lost in the Fire, Mariana Enríquez (Argentina)
"A woman returns to the rundown suburb of Buenos Aires her family once called home. From the safety of her window, she watches as a teenage prostitute raises her five-year-old son on the street. They sleep outside, surrounded by pimps and addicts, psychopaths and dealers, worshippers of the occult and corrupt police.

One day, the mother and the dirty kid are gone, and the dismembered body of a child is found in the neighbourhood. Is the murder part of a satanic ritual, or a gangland killing? Could it be the dirty kid, and if so, is his mother a victim too; or an accomplice; or his killer?"




Waking Lions, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel)
"Dr Eitan Green is a good man. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene. It is a decision that changes everything. Because the dead man’s wife knows what happened. When she knocks at Eitan’s door the next day, tall and beautiful, he discovers that her price is not money. It is something else entirely, something that will shatter Eitan’s safe existence and take him into a world of secrets and lies."

Penance, Kanae Minato (Japan)
"When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emily by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emily is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren't able to accurately describe the stranger's appearance to the police after the Emily's body was discovered. Asako, Emily's mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter's murder."

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang (China)
"Through the story of three generations of women -- grandmother, mother and daughter -- Wild Swans tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China's tragic twentieth century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to the Cultural Revolution. At times terrifying, at times astonishing, always deeply moving, Wild Swans is a book in a million, a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a great novel."

Foreigner: A Novel, Nahid Rachlin (Iran)
"Feri, an Iranian woman in her thirties, left Iran to study and work in the United States, where she married an American and settled down. Now, after fourteen years, she has returned to Iran to visit her family. Unexpectedly, she finds herself strangely pulled by the old culture, where she will confront as never before the question of where she belongs and how she wants to live."

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee (South Korea)
"Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan."




Based on a True Story, Delphine de Vigan (France)
"Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and unable to begin writing her next book, Delphine meets L. L. is the kind of impeccable, sophisticated woman who fascinates Delphine; a woman with smooth hair and perfectly filed nails, and a gift for saying the right thing. Delphine finds herself irresistibly drawn to her, their friendship growing as their meetings, notes and texts increase. But as L. begins to dress like Delphine, and, in the face of Delphine's crippling inability to write, L. even offers to answer her emails, and their relationship rapidly intensifies. L. becomes more and more involved in Delphine's life until she patiently takes control and turns it upside down: slowly, surely, insidiously."

House of Day, House of Night, Olga Tokarczuk (Poland)
Nowa Ruda is a small town in Silesia, an area that has been a part of Poland, Germany, and the former Czechoslovakia in the past. When the narrator moves into the area, she discovers everyone--and everything--has a story. With the help of Marta, her enigmatic neighbor, the narrator accumulates these stories, tracing the history of Nowa Ruda from the its founding to the lives of its saints, from the caller who wins the radio quiz every day to the man who causes international tension when he dies straddling the border between Poland and Czechoslovakia."

Café Europa, Slavenka Drakulic (Croatia)
"Drakulic notes that Eastern Europeans are so anxious to become like their Western counterparts that every city and town has a Cafe Europa that is a pale imitation of similar establishments in Paris and Rome. She presents here a collection of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism. As a citizen of Croatia (formerly a part of Yugoslavia) living now in Vienna with her Swedish husband, she writes knowingly as a survivor of a communist regime, as one who realizes that pitfalls still lie ahead for nations emerging from the Soviet yoke."

The Door, Magda Szabó (Hungary)
"A stylishly told tale which recounts a strange relationship built up over 20 years between a writer and her housekeeper. After an unpromising and caustic start benign feelings develop and ultimately the writer benefits from what becomes an inseparable relationship. Simultaneously we learn Emerence's tragic past which is revealed in snapshots throughout the book."

Quicksand, Malin Persson Giolito (Sweden)
"A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja—popular, privileged, and a top student—become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here?"




The Hate Race, Maxine Beneba Clarke (Australia)
"'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .'

Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street.

Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing."

Breadfruit , Célestine Vaite (French Polynesia)
"When a drunken Pito proposes to Materena, she initially thinks it's just the booze talking. As she nevertheless starts planning, she juggles everyday life only to have Pito act as though he's forgotten his proposal."

Carpentaria, Alexis Wright (Australia)
"In the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, loyalties run deep and battle lines have been drawn between the powerful Phantom family, leaders of the Westend Pricklebush people, and Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob, and their disputes with the white officials of neighboring towns. Steeped in myth and magical realism, Wright’s hypnotic storytelling exposes the heartbreaking realities of Aboriginal life."

Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay (Australia)
"Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three of the girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of Hanging Rock. Further, higher, till at last they disappeared.

They never returned."

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (New Zealand)
"It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky."



5 LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN AUTHORS TO READ RIGHT NOW
50 Books by African Women That Everyone Should Read
50 books by African Women That Everyone Should Read (pt. 2)
25 New Books by African Writers You Should Read Note: Some of these writers are not women
Writing Against the Grain: Contemporary Korean Women to Watch
10 Classic Japanese Novels by Women Authors
South Asian Women Authors We Love
10 Must Read Women Writers From the Middle East
Thanks to milfordacademy for these links!


SOURCES: AFRICA: 1 2 3 4 5 AMERICAS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ASIA: 1 2 3 4 5 EUROPE: 1 2 3 4 5 OCEANIA: 1 2 3 4 5



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          Re: Zimbabwe-GALZ Parties   
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          Lovely Victoria Falls...   
I have had an opportunity to work in Kasana in Botswana with a regional office in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and I travelled between the 2 towns regulalrly.

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          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
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          re:Zimbabwe   
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          Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast   
Listen to the Fri. June 30, 2017 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the upcoming 29th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the United States has reduced its contributions to the United Nations Peacekeeping missions affecting the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan; Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has rejected a bill related to diplomatic privileges for officials in the region; and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently spoke at the South African Communist Party Gala Dinner on the state of the tripartite alliance. In the second hour we conclude our monthlong focus on Black Music Month examining the history of the Blues. Finally we look at the life, times and contributions of Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday.
          Lankan wicket-keeper Dickwella fined for violating ICC code; he tried a cunning stumping   

Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 30 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe here. Dickwella was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and […]

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          Todii What Shall We Do? Oliver Mtukudzi Brings Down The Roof At ‘The Lock Down’   

Well, before last night many of us knew the great Zimbabwean artiste Oliver Mtukudzi as one of Africa’s living music legends after selling thousands of copies of his over 60 albums for generations and travelling around the world to entertain massive crowds. But one thing I bet many people didn’t know about the 67-year old […]

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          Zimbabwe   

          Photos: Oliver Mtukudzi locks down Kampala   
Kampala was action pacted on Friday night, with five major concerts. We are sure you were not everywhere and that’s where Matooke Republic comes in, to keep you up to speed. As singer Jose Chameleone shut down Lugogo Indoor Stadium and South Africa’s PJ Powers worked the Kampala Serena crowds, Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi was locking […]
          Sexuality and the Politics of Rights in Southern Africa   
Sexuality and the Politics of Rights in Southern AfricaThe Legacy of Venus Monstrosa

By Oliver Phillips

$52.00   01 Jan 2013   Hardback   Taylor & Francis Ltd

Exploring sexuality in South Africa and Zimbabwe, this book looks at sexuality's role in social cohesion, the historical continuities between colonial regulation of sex and the debates, and examines gender relations, nationhood and sexual rights.



          Comment on Zimbabwe demolish Seychelles 6-0 by Joel Mujawo   
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          Zimbabwe: 'Go and Herd Cattle,' Mugabe Tells Unemployed Youth   
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to "go and herd cattle" in the rural areas amid a critical shortage of jobs in the southern African country.
          Empirical validation of the UNAIDS Spectrum model for subnational HIV estimates: case-study of children and adults in Manicaland, Zimbabwe   
imageBackground: More cost-effective HIV control may be achieved by targeting geographical areas with high infection rates. The AIDS Impact model of Spectrum — used routinely to produce national HIV estimates — could provide the required subnational estimates but is rarely validated with empirical data, even at a national level. Design: The validity of the Spectrum model estimates were compared with empirical estimates. Methods: Antenatal surveillance and population survey data from a population HIV cohort study in Manicaland, East Zimbabwe, were input into Spectrum 5.441 to create a simulation representative of the cohort population. Model and empirical estimates were compared for key demographic and epidemiological outcomes. Alternative scenarios for data availability were examined and sensitivity analyses were conducted for model assumptions considered important for subnational estimates. Results: Spectrum estimates generally agreed with observed data but HIV incidence estimates were higher than empirical estimates, whereas estimates of early age all-cause adult mortality were lower. Child HIV prevalence estimates matched well with the survey prevalence among children. Estimated paternal orphanhood was lower than empirical estimates. Including observations from earlier in the epidemic did not improve the HIV incidence model fit. Migration had little effect on observed discrepancies — possibly because the model ignores differences in HIV prevalence between migrants and residents. Conclusion: The Spectrum model, using subnational surveillance and population data, provided reasonable subnational estimates although some discrepancies were noted. Differences in HIV prevalence between migrants and residents may need to be captured in the model if applied to subnational epidemics.
          Fastjet gets operating certificate, launches Harare-Vic Falls flights   
HARARE,– Low cost airline Fastjet said it has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, giving it a licence to operate both domestic and international routes within and from the southern African country.
          Zimbabwe tobacco board exports $1.6 million seed   
Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Research Board (TRB) exported barley tobacco seed worth $1.6 million in the 2016/7 season and plans to set up shop in regional markets to boost the numbers, an official has said. TRB general manager Dalia Garwe said that the board exports 1.5 tonnes of the barley tobacco seed variety annually.
          Zimbabwe Seeking Army Doctors’ Help as Health Workers Down Tools   
A doctor tests a child for malaria at the Ithani-Asheri Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Katy Migiro HARARE — Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health says indications are that most workers would heed a mass protest called by civic society leaders on Wednesday.
          Zimbabwe urged to adopt biometric voting   
The Zimbabwe-based Election Resource Centre (ERC) says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission should adopt the technology because it could prevent vote-buying and intimidation of citizens in council and parliamentary by-elections. The ERC recommended “the introduction of a biometric voters’ roll that is....
          Mire hits century as Zimbabwe upset Sri Lanka   
Solomon Mire slammed a century to help Zimbabwe upset Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first One-Day International in Galle on Friday.
          Shabanie Mine vs How Mine, Jul 02, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Zimbabwe Premier League, Shabanie – How Mine, Sunday, 9:00 am ET Short Preview Super game between a mid-table team and the outsider (ranked 14 and 7). In this match How Mine is a favorite. Recently, the team did not play each other. Score !!!!! Information about video stream is absent for now Betting Odds Shabanie […]
          World: Price Watch: May 2017 Prices (June 30, 2017)   
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
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Key Messages

In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year was well above average. International rice and wheat imports continue to support regional market supplies. Prices continued to increase seasonally in many areas in May with the onset of the lean season. Current market anomalies remain largely concentrated in the eastern marketing basin, including but not limited to: conflict-related market disruptions in the Lake Chad basin, localized above-average grain deficits in Niger, and the impacts of the continued depreciation of the Naira. In East Africa, staple food supplies remain tight and prices well above-average in South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Markets remain severely disrupted by insecurity in Yemen and South Sudan. Import capacity in Yemen is uncertain, and food availability will likely remain constrained in the coming months. Uganda and Kenya are also facing below-average staple food supply and above-average and increasing prices following poor harvests. In Southern Africa, regional maize availability continued to improve in May with the progression of harvests from the 2016/17 production season. Regional maize production prospects for the current season are good with record-high harvests anticipated in South Africa. Maize prices declined sharply in most areas in May, and were below their respective 2016 levels in many areas. The exceptions to these trends are in Zambia, where prices remain above average. Low regional maize prices encouraged exports to East Africa and beyond. In Central America, staple food availability continued to decline following the end of the recent Postrera harvest and Apante harvest. Maize and bean prices were seasonally stable or decreasing across the region, with varied trends compared to average levels. In Haiti, local maize prices were firm while local black beans prices saw a modest increase from their April levels. Imported rice prices were stable as the Haitian gourde appreciated marginally against the U.S. dollar. Higher transportation costs will continue to place upward pressures on staple food prices in the coming months. Central Asia sustained adequate supplies. Wheat prices remained stable in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, but started to decline in Pakistan with the arrival of the new harvest. Rice prices in Pakistan increased following larger export demand, affecting also rice prices in Afghanistan. Intraregional trade is expected to fill staples’ deficits on importing countries. International staple food markets remain well supplied. Maize prices fell, soybean prices rose while rice and wheat prices were mixed. Crude oil prices fell and remain well below average.


          CAPS United - El Zamalek   
Here is a Match in the c a f champions league between caps from Zimbabwe and zamalek from Egypt. This is going to be a tight game but i feel the away team are the team with more quality. Zamalek are one of the big guns of African football and they have...
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          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Streaming: When and where to watch 2nd ODI , live TV coverage, time in IST   

          Lasith Malinga falls ill, to miss second ODI against Zimbabwe   

          SPOTLIGHT AFRICA: Will BVR save grace to Zimbabwe’s electoral system?   

  By Lulu Brenda Harris   Come 2018, Zimbabwe goes into a defining national election. Critical to that election will be the proposed Bio-metric Voters Roll (BVR), which has already...

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           Mire century guides Zimbabwe to record chase against Sri Lanka    
A stunning century from Solomon Mire along with half centuries from Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza proved crucial as Zimbabwe chased down 317 runs against Sri Lanka in the 48th over with six wickets in hand in the first One-Day International in Galle to claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
          MS.OUTPUT 037 - GridLock   
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Happy 2014 to the Podomatic cyberdisco community! With this first of the year selection, we're going for a fairly tracked groove with the direction. Some brand new freshness from Phil Gerus with 80's tinged synthy soul setting up the build into moody and deep with some jazzy percussive inflections, with the 'Differently', 'Changes' and 'Check' tracks toughening up the layers. Whilst the MoonBoots, Drop Lamond and Matt Mason tracks bring an urban edge to the proceedings. The 2 Chymera tracks piggybacked make for a lush organic wind down in a very much 'northern Exposure' feel. Episode mixed Live on Z1 and Traktor .. 01 Intro - Bernie Strauss - In Zimbabwe 02 Phil Gerus - Love Is Not So Frightening 03 Nice Deepness - Escape (Gastek & L.D.F. Remix) 04 Adham & Hisham Zahran - Rose Quartz (Ted Alexander Remix) 05 Evan Iff - Curson Ave 06 S!LK, Della Zouch - Differently 07 Princeton Rejects - Changes (Ian Carey Dropout Mix) 08 Dan Marciano - Check 09 Christoph - VMC (Dub Mix) 10 Drop Lamond - Feeling High feat Ruby_Wood 11 MoonBoots - Got somebody (Free Majic Dub) 12 Matt Mason - Rain 13 Chymera -Fathoms (Esteble Dive Deep Remix feat. BeatuniQue On Hang) 14 Chymera - Fathoms (Darbinyan Remix)
          Kusal Mendis ruled out of 2nd ODI   
Kusal Mendis is the latest of the Sri Lanka camp to fall prey to the influenza virus. Medical evaluations indicate he is ‘unlikely to be available’ for tomorrow’s game. Meanwhile, Suranga Lakmal and Chamara Kapugedara will be joining the squad in place of the ‘flu effected Mendis and Malinga to boost the ranks ahead of the 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe ...
          The Untamed Web   
For over a century, propaganda war has been one of the greatest weapons among the countries and blocks. From Hitler to the WMD gaffe, the mighty and the powerful have used the media to convince the masses across the world about stories that never happened. In retrospect, it appears as if the past and future events were premeditated, orchestrated and implemented with impeccable precision. Thank God, the premeditated and orchestrated outcomes of such events are not predictable.

But, since the dawn of the internet era, the clout on the propaganda game is shifting towards a small group of people from different countries and ethnic groups. They might be small, but their collective power has helped topple governments and shutdown biggest corporations. They might look different and speak different languages. But, they all have a common goal: Fight against the unjust. And, the superpowers or the rich or the powerful can do nothing about it. Thanks to the Web and Social Networking. It is called the Cyber War.

This is how it works to wage a Cyber War.

All you need is to mobilize an intensely fast-paced Internet forum with hundreds of determined activists and a simple piece of software called a Low Orbit Ion Cannon. Activists choose targets by consensus, download the LOIC – initially developed to help Internet security experts test website vulnerability to DDoS attacks – and start firing packets of data at the targeted website.

• Role in Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution”.
• Wikileaks-inspired attacks on Mastercard and Visa.
• Attack on Zimbabwe government (seen as enemies of free speech).
• Attack on Estonian government (due to a row between Estonia and Russia)

There have been reports about Tunisian inspired demonstrations in Yemen and Algeria. I can imagine a group of activist working day and night to facilitate demonstrations and add fuel to fire. Most of these activists claim that they do not have bad intentions and they consider themselves as good Samaritans fighting for the weak against the unjust powers.

Pen is mightier than the sword. Cliché, but it is apt for any generation, as it reflects the power of the human mind and spirit. Books and Newspapers are used to rekindle the human spirit, but the power of it has lost its thrust and reliance, as most of the World events are perceived by the public as orchestrated. Thanks to the Corporations that have tamed the offline media.

The Internet has evolved as an effective online platform for Social Networking. The intuitiveness and accessibility of the Internet for the masses has made it so powerful and intensive to stir the human spirit across boundaries.

Thanks to the untamed Web. At least, it is untamed for now.......
          Highlanders vs Yadah, Jul 02, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Zimbabwe Premier League, Highlanders – Yadah, Sunday, 9:00 am ET Short Preview During this match we will see a game between leader and a team of mid-table (ranked 6 and 13). In this match Highlanders is the unquestionable favorite. Recently, the team did not play each other. Score !!!!! Information about video stream is absent […]
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          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Highlights July 2, 2017   

SL v Zim highlights today second odi – from Galle International Stadium (Sri Lanka) Sunday 2nd July 2017. Zimbabwe scored their first highest total against Sri Lanka in their last odi at Galle International Stadium two days ago. Sri Lanka won the toss and AD Mathews captain of their team chose to bat first and ...

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          .com | 'Well known' elephant poacher shot dead in Zim   

Zimbabwe's former industry minister, Nkosana Moyo, has just announced he will run for president in next year's elections as an independent. Here is what you need to know about him.


          Zimbabwe: Has Mugabe Exposed 'Trusted Friend' Mbeki?   

President Robert Mugabe Friday gave away Thabo Mbeki whom he said had offered himself to ensuring liberation war movements like Zanu PF remained alive and true to their founding values. Mugabe said at his youth interface rally in Masvingo that Mbeki had sought audience with him to come and discuss Zanu PF's future.


          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Powerless to Stop Roadblocks - Opposition   

The opposition People's Democratic Party has called for an inquiry into why the government has failed to reduce the number of roadblocks in the country as indicated by Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo and his deputy, Obedingwa Mguni. In a statement, PDP spokesperson, Jacob Mafume, said there was need to inquire whether the two ZANU PF ministers deliberately misled Parliament or the police were disregarding policy interventions from the executive.


          Zimbabwe: Plastic Money Too Expensive - VP Mnangagwa   

Government is concerned about high transaction rates in the use of plastic money which has resulted in most citizens failing to embrace the concept, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Monetary authorities have been pushing for use of plastic money to help ease current cash shortages which have seen banks overwhelmed with queues a near-daily feature on the high streets.


          Controversial?? Fadzayi Mahere reaches out to Zimbabwe's 'elite'   

The result of our conduct is that we are always left out and are never considered for positions of influence in politics, industry, commerce and government. Zimbabwe is run by the people who are present and available and not the people who have the "best accent" or went to the "best" school.


          Zimbabwe: Govt Reluctant to Sign UN Torture Convention   

The Zimbabwe government, which has in the past drawn criticism for its high human rights violations, has been accused of being out of step because of its lack of enthusiasm in signing the United Nations' Convention Against Torture . The complaint has made by Veritas, a legal and human rights advocacy group, as the world marked the International Day in Support of Torture Victims earlier this week.


          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Rejects Quasi-Diplomatic Privileges, Immunities Bill   

President Mugabe has rejected the ZEP-RE Bill that seeks to provide some quasi-diplomatic privileges and immunities on a regional reinsurance company established by an agreement of the Preferential Trade Area member States, now referred to as Comesa. The Head of State and Government and Commander-In-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces withheld his assent on the Bill, which sailed through Parliament two months ago.


          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Buys 300 Top Cars for Army Chiefs   

The cash-strapped government has splashed millions of dollars on more than 300 top-of-the-range vehicles, which include Toyota Fortuners, Ford Rangers and Toyota Corollas to appease security bosses ahead of the general elections next year, the Zimbabwe Independent can exclusively reveal. Government officials revealed the latest consignment of cars is being allocated to senior army chiefs, who include Air Force of Zimbabwe wing commanders and Zimbabwe National Army lieutenants-colonels, in a move widely seen as a coup-proofing measure.


          Zimbabwe: Must I Be Killed to Prove I'm No Mugabe Agent? - Mawarire   

ACTIVIST cleric Evan Mawarire, arrested again this week for addressing protesting student doctors, has challenged Zimbabweans to embrace a culture of supporting their heroes and heroines whilst they still are alive. This follows endless criticisms in his year-old career as a prodemocracy activist.


          Zimbabwe: Road Administration Body Suspends Top Brass   

Zimbabwe National Road Administration has suspended its top brass in finance, administration and human resources departments on charges which include violating tender and procurement procedures, The Herald has learnt. Director, administration and human resources Mr Precious Murove, finance manager Mr Shadreck Matengabadza and administration manager Mr Peter Bweterere were suspended on Wednesday.


          .com | EXCLUSIVE: 'Armed men now occupy my farm' - evicted white Zim farmer   

Scores of Zimbabweans living in SA have stormed the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria, and Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire. Riot police fired teargas to disperse street vendors as clashes erupted on the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, eyewitnesses say.


          Former ally to challenge Zimbabwe's Mugabe in 2018 polls   

A former minister in Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government on Thursday launched a political party and announced his bid to contest for presidency in elections due next year, news agency New Ziana reported Thursday. Nkosana Moyo, former industry and international trade minister, told journalists that his decision to contest in the polls followed pressure from many quarters.


          Zimbabwe: Human Rights Activists Sentenced to 12 Months in Jail   

Activists Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruzivishe were Thursday sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after being found guilty of obstructing the course of justice. Prosecutors convinced court that the duo robbed two women who were passing through Harare's Africa Unity Square around midnight sometime last year.


          Zimbabwe: Iran Envoy Meets VP Mphoko   

Iran is working on ways of using its outstanding political relations with Zimbabwe as a basis to foster closer trade and economic interaction, its ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Ahmad Erfanian has said. Speaking after paying a courtesy call on Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko at his Munhumutapa office in Harare yesterday, Mr Erfanian said he was convinced that the two countries had promising prospects of economic cooperation.


          Zimbabwe: Prominent Lawyer Mahere Enters Mainstream Politics   

Harare lawyer and political activist Fadzai Mahere says she will run for Parliament in next year's general elections as an independent candidate, targeting a seat currently held by the ruling Zanu PF party. The social media campaigner and human rights attorney said, as an ordinary Zimbabwean confronted by a government that is unwilling to reform, she had decided to stand up and be counted.


          Zimbabwe: 'Barking' Moyo Tongue Lashed   

Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday rebuked Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo over his attacks on Government's Command Agriculture Programme, equating him to a barking dog that would not derail the programme. Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda also berated Prof Moyo for giving the impression of policy inconsistency through careless statements with potential to scare away investors.


          I don't have a successor: Mugabe warns Mnangagwa ally   

President Mugabe on Tuesday warned Welfare Services for War Veterans Minister and Emmerson Mnangagwa top ally Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube that he had not named his successor as that will be dealt with in the future at Zanu PF Congress. Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Minister Dube dismissed solidarity demonstrations organised by a faction of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Associations led by Cde Mandi Chimene at the Zanu-PF headquarters yesterday calling for Minister Dube's resignation.


          Show-CurrencyFormatting.ps1   
  1. <# 
  2. .SYNOPSIS 
  3.     This script re-implements an MSDN Sample showing the  
  4.     use of the NumberFormat class to nicely format things 
  5.     in this case, currency. 
  6. .DESCRIPTION 
  7.     This script iterates through the Windows cultures and 
  8.     displays those whose 2-letter ISO code is 'en' and  
  9.     displays how Windows formats currency in that culture.  
  10. .NOTES 
  11.     File Name  : Show-CurrencyFormatting.ps1 
  12.     Author     : Thomas Lee - tfl@psp.co.uk 
  13.     Requires   : PowerShell Version 2.0 
  14. .LINK 
  15.     This script posted to: 
  16.         http://www.pshscripts.blogspot.com 
  17.     MSDN sample posted to: 
  18.         http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.numberformatinfo.aspx 
  19. .EXAMPLE 
  20.     Psh > .\Show-CurrencyFormatting.ps1 
  21.     The currency symbol for 'English (United States)' is '$' 
  22.     The currency symbol for 'English (United Kingdom)' is '£' 
  23.     The currency symbol for 'English (Australia)' is '$' 
  24.     The currency symbol for 'English (Canada)' is '$' 
  25.     The currency symbol for 'English (New Zealand)' is '$' 
  26.     The currency symbol for 'English (Ireland)' is '€' 
  27.     The currency symbol for 'English (South Africa)' is 'R' 
  28.     The currency symbol for 'English (Jamaica)' is 'J$' 
  29.     The currency symbol for 'English (Caribbean)' is '$' 
  30.     The currency symbol for 'English (Belize)' is 'BZ$' 
  31.     The currency symbol for 'English (Trinidad and Tobago)' is 'TT$' 
  32.     The currency symbol for 'English (Zimbabwe)' is 'Z$' 
  33.     The currency symbol for 'English (Republic of the Philippines)' is 'Php' 
  34.     The currency symbol for 'English (Singapore)' is '$' 
  35.     The currency symbol for 'English (Malaysia)' is 'RM' 
  36.     The currency symbol for 'English (India)' is 'Rs.' 
  37.  
  38. #> 
  39.  
  40. #  Loop through all the specific cultures known to the CLR. 
  41. foreach ($ci in [System.Globalization.CultureInfo]::GetCultures([System.Globalization.CultureTypes]::SpecificCultures))  
  42.    { 
  43.      # Only show the currency symbols for cultures that speak English. 
  44.      if ($ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName -eq "en") { 
  45.      # Display the culture name and currency symbol. 
  46.         $nfi = $ci.NumberFormat 
  47.         "The currency symbol for '{0}' is '{1}'" -f $ci.DisplayName, $nfi.CurrencySymbol 
  48.      } 
  49.    } 

          Zimbabwe 5 cent 2014 UNC - Jelenlegi ára: 499 Ft   


Zimbabwe 5 cent 2014 UNC
Jelenlegi ára: 499 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 01:21
          Zimbabwe 25 cent 2014 UNC - Jelenlegi ára: 699 Ft   


Zimbabwe 25 cent 2014 UNC
Jelenlegi ára: 699 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 01:21
          Zimbabwe 10 cent 2014 UNC - Jelenlegi ára: 599 Ft   


Zimbabwe 10 cent 2014 UNC
Jelenlegi ára: 599 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 01:21
          Zimbabwean Designer Behind Nicki Minaj's Fashion Line; Farai Simoyi   
When Zimbabwean fashion designer,Farai Simoyifirst moved to New York City, she was hired as a Senior Denim Designer for House of Dereon, the clothing line by mega-artist,Beyonceand her mother, Tina Knowles. Simoyi recalls one day, standing on the 17th floor of a building in Times Square, the heart of Manhattanand [...]
          Zimbabwe's Tour of Sri Lanka-2017   
Zimbabwe's chance of chasing this 300+ target is very good. They currently need 95 off 90 balls...with 6 wickets in hand.
          The could've been 2017 Zimbabwe squad   
its such a shame to see Zimbabwe fall away so badly. I hope they can make a come back. Here is a group of players that they could've had around their squad if things had gone their way: Tom curran...
          Ngezi prevail in battle of the Platinum Miners   
Ngezi Platinum emerged victorious in Saturday's battle of the Platinum Miners by beating rivals FC Platinum 2-1 at Baobab Stadium to reclaim top spot in the Zimbabwe Premier League. Exciting forward Donald Teguru fired Ngezi into the lead after just 20 minutes, before teenage right-back Tatenda Mchisa converted with a bullet header as the Mhondoro-based Miners surged further ahead early in the second-half. Ngezi had gone into the matchday 16 encounter on the back of a four-match winless run while...
          Ma taqaannaa ciyaaryahankii u horreeyay ee Afrikaan ah ee ka dheela Premier League?   
Xirfaddiisa kubaddu waxay ka billaabatay in uu kubad baco ka samaysan ku laadlaado wadooyinka Bulawayo oo ah magaalada labaad ee ugu wayn dalka Zimbabwe.
          "About to Revalue" - Sat. PM TNT Thoughts   
TNT

Pastor John:

GA Family. 7-7-17 is our day of destiny family-IMO . First the natural then the Spiritual. Mosul will totally be liberated. Iraq announces their international status and we receive the promises of God being fulfilled in our lives 7 fold perfection

ChampagneLife:
I have a real live person at my house right now from Zimbabwe. He's only 20 years old, but he knows the currency is about to revalue.

          Anna Makarudze -Freelance or Remote Working or Both?   

Description

Zimbabwe currently has a very high literacy rate of over 90%, despite a very high literacy rate of 90%. While other countries are looking for skilled workers, the opposite is true for Zimbabwe, which has millions of skilled workers looking for employment. Fortunately, the Internet has turned the world into a global village, yes, everyone is talking about globalization! In my talk, I intend to share on the avenues of freelancing and remote working as possible employment/business opportunity for the ordinary, unemployed person in Zimbabwe. I will share on the benefits of both to the developer as well as the nation. I will also share on how to get started as a freelancer or remote worker, with the aim of presenting new and possible employment/entrepreneurship avenues for fellow developers in Zimbabwe.


          Be a game changer- Dennis Murekachiro   

Description

The need to embrace artificial intelligence technology for the build up of Zimbabwe. Talk will touch on possible AI application domains in Zimbabwe.


          Kundai Gwatidzo`s Lightning talk at PyCon Zimbabwe 2016   

Description

PyCon Zimbabwe Conferences


          Mineral-deposit model for lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites   

Lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites comprise a compositionally defined subset of granitic pegmatites. The major minerals are quartz, potassium feldspar, albite, and muscovite; typical accessory minerals include biotite, garnet, tourmaline, and apatite. The principal lithium ore minerals are spodumene, petalite, and lepidolite; cesium mostly comes from pollucite; and tantalum mostly comes from columbite-tantalite. Tin ore as cassiterite and beryllium ore as beryl also occur in LCT pegmatites, as do a number of gemstones and high-value museum specimens of rare minerals. Individual crystals in LCT pegmatites can be enormous: the largest spodumene was 14 meters long, the largest beryl was 18 meters long, and the largest potassium feldspar was 49 meters long.

Lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites account for about one-fourth of the world’s lithium production, most of the tantalum production, and all of the cesium production. Giant deposits include Tanco in Canada, Greenbushes in Australia, and Bikita in Zimbabwe. The largest lithium pegmatite in the United States, at King’s Mountain, North Carolina, is no longer being mined although large reserves of lithium remain. Depending on size and attitude of the pegmatite, a variety of mining techniques are used, including artisanal surface mining, open-pit surface mining, small underground workings, and large underground operations using room-and-pillar design. In favorable circumstances, what would otherwise be gangue minerals (quartz, potassium feldspar, albite, and muscovite) can be mined along with lithium and (or) tantalum as coproducts.

Most LCT pegmatites are hosted in metamorphosed supracrustal rocks in the upper greenschist to lower amphibolite facies. Lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatite intrusions generally are emplaced late during orogeny, with emplacement being controlled by pre-existing structures. Typically, they crop out near evolved, peraluminous granites and leucogranites from which they are inferred to be derived by fractional crystallization. In cases where a parental granite pluton is not exposed, one is inferred to lie at depth. Lithium-cesium-tantalum LCT pegmatite melts are enriched in fluxing components including H2O, F, P, and B, which depress the solidus temperature, lower the density, and increase rates of ionic diffusion. This, in turn, enables pegmatites to form thin dikes and massive crystals despite having a felsic composition and temperatures that are significantly lower than ordinary granitic melts. Lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites crystallized at remarkably low temperatures (about 350–550 °C) in a remarkably short time (days to years).

Lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites form in orogenic hinterlands as products of plate convergence. Most formed during collisional orogeny (for example, Kings Mountain district, North Carolina). Specific causes of LCT pegmatite-related magmatism could include: ordinary arc processes; over thickening of continental crust during collision or subduction; slab breakoff during or after collision; slab delamination before, during, or after collision; and late collisional extensional collapse and consequent decompression melting. Lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatite deposits are present in all continents including Antarctica and in rocks spanning 3 billion years of Earth history. The global age distribution of LCT pegmatites is similar to those of common pegmatites, orogenic granites, and detrital zircons. Peak times of LCT pegmatite genesis at about 2640, 1800, 960, 485, and 310 Ma (million years before present) correspond to times of collisional orogeny and supercontinent assembly. Between these pulses were long intervals when few or no LCT pegmatites formed. These minima overlap with supercontinent tenures at ca. 2450–2225, 1625–1000, 875–725, and 250–200 Ma.

Exploration and assessment for LCT pegmatites are guided by a number of observations. In frontier areas where exploration has been minimal at best, the key first-order criteria are an orogenic hinterland setting, appropriate regional metamorphic grades, and the presence of evolved granites and common granitic pegmatites. New LCT pegmatites are most likely to be found near known deposits. Pegmatites tend to show a regional mineralogical and geochemical zoning pattern with respect to the inferred parental granite, with the greatest enrichment in the more distal pegmatites. Mineral-chemical trends in common pegmatites that can point toward an evolved LCT pegmatite include: increasing rubidium in potassium feldspar, increasing lithium in white mica, increasing manganese in garnet, and increasing tantalum and manganese in columbite-tantalite. Most LCT pegmatite bodies show a distinctive internal zonation featuring four zones: border, wall, intermediate (where lithium, cesium, and tantalum are generally concentrated), and core. This zonation is expressed both in cross section and map view; thus, what may appear to be a common pegmatite may instead be the edge of a mineralized body.

Neither lithium-cesium-tantalum pegmatites nor their parental granites are likely to cause serious environmental concerns. Soils and country rock surrounding a LCT pegmatite, as well as waste from mining operations, may be enriched in characteristic elements relative to global average soil and bedrock values. These elements may include lithium, cesium, tantalum, beryllium, boron, fluorine, phosphorus, manganese, gallium, rubidium, niobium, tin, and hafnium. Among this suite of elements, however, the only ones that might present a concern for environmental health are beryllium and fluorine, which are included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water regulations with maximum contaminant levels of 4 micrograms per liter and 4 milligrams per liter, respectively.


          Of e-learning, choice factors   
Shepherd Chimururi Cool Lifestyle Correspondent Ignorance on different types of e-learning is the greatest challenge inhibiting the growth of e-leaning in Zimbabwean schools in line with the revised curriculum. There are several factors to consider when choosing the right e-learning methods. Many schools are now transforming their educational delivery systems to the e-learning domain. But choosing...
          Comment on Mugabe takes aim at Mnangagwa by Batsirai Mazibiye   
One yearns for leaders that inspire the youth with hope-hope for jobs, for economic opportunity, for peace and social advancement. It is a pity that our politicians accross no longer view citizens as key stakeholders but as pawns to steal from and abuse. Otherwise, how can we explain the bahaviour of Zim politicians. How come a politician have the address youths and fail to articulate concrete plans for jobs, incomes, social advancement etc? Zimbabwean politics is a circus, I say.
          Zimbabwe: Wounded Black Rhinos Target ZPC Kariba   
[The Herald] Premiership returnees Black Rhinos believe they can bounce back from their loss at the hands of Harare City and do well in their tricky away tie to ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga tomorrow.
          Zimbabwe: Cosafa Needs Paradigm Shift   
[The Herald] When the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa Zone 6 established the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations in 1992, the main goal was to develop football in the region.
          Zimbabwe: I'm Zlatan, Says Chinyama   
[The Herald] Takesure Chinyama has declared that age is nothing, but a number and believes he will be a major force at his new club FC Platinum.
          'Go and herd cattle,' Mugabe, 93, tells unemployed Zim youth   
Masvingo - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to "go and herd cattle" in the rural areas amid a critical shortage of jobs in the southern African country. During his election campaign of the 2013 polls, Mugabe promised Zimbabweans that his government would...
          Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction July 2nd   

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction Preview 100% true free prediction tips by CricFrog best cricket prediction website July 2nd, Sunday 2017. Who will win SL vs Zimb today ODI Match?  Here is the Zimbabwe tour of SL and first they play the ODI series with each other which is a 5 ODI match series. […]

The post Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction July 2nd appeared first on Today Match Prediction Ball By Ball Cricket Score.


          Bracelets of Hope   
While in Perth, ON last August, I learned about Bracelets of Hope, an initiative to raise the money necessary to build a medical clinic for a Village of Hope in Harare, Zimbabwe — all by selling handmade bracelets. Even more impressive is that the initiative was dreamed up by a ten-year-old. I met with Carrie-Anne […]
          UPDATE 1-Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe scoreboard   
June 30 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Friday in Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Innings Niroshan Dickwella c Burl b Chatara 10 Danushka Gunathilaka c Ervine b Williams 60 Kusal Mendis c&b Cremer 86 Upul Tharanga not out 79 Angelo Mathews b Mire 43 Asela Gu

          Thread: The Great Zimbabwe:: General:: logistics trick when raising monuments   

by skink

As the board fills up toward the end of the game, it can become difficult to figure out which craftsman you'll have enough money to pay, and which ones to use for larger monuments. This can lead to a lot of extra time trying out one pathway, only to find out that you're a few cows short.

Here's a little trick that may help:

1) When you place a craftsman tile on the board, stack a number of ownership markers on the tile equal to the cost of the good. Now just by glancing at the board, it is much easier to see the costs to pay each craftsman. Of course if you change price, you'll need to change the ownership marker stack as well.

2) When raising monuments, stack the cows needed to pay each craftsman on each craftsman tile, equal to the height of the ownership markers. Stack single cows on any hubs used. Once all the cows are placed, you can double-check that you have the required resources for each craftsman to use, and the correct number of different goods needed. Finally, as you mark each resource as used, distribute the cows for that craftsman to the proper owner.

Enjoy!


          Lankan wicket-keeper Dickwella fined for violating ICC code   

Galle (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 30 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code of conduct during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe here.

Dickwella was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game" during Friday's match.

Friday's incident happened in the seventh over of Zimbabwe's innings when Dickwella, who was keeping wicket, after gathering the ball, held it near to the stumps and waited for the striker Solomon Mire to leave his crease.

After an unsuccessful attempt to stump Mire, Dickwella waited for another opportunity to get the batsman out long after he had completed his stroke.

"After the match, Dickwella admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

"All level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official warning, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points," the ICC said in a statement on its official website on Saturday.

"Dickwella had come into this match with five demerit points against his name. As such, he is now on seven demerit points and pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if he reaches eight or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they will be converted into four suspension points and he will be banned. Four suspension points equate to a ban from one Test and two ODIs or two T20Is, two Tests or four ODIs or four T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

"In February this year, Dickwella had been suspended for two limited-over internationals after his accumulated demerit points had reached five following two breaches in a space of two weeks," the statement added.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth umpire Ranmore Martinesz.



          Masiyiwa, Buyanga flying Zimbabwe flag high   
These feted Zimbabweans include Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa and controversial businessman Frank Buyanga, who have just cracked the Forbes and Ventures Africa (VA) rich list. While the two maybe from different worlds in terms of their pedigree, financial clout and philosophies, their....
          Comment on “Why l’m running for presidency” by Dubbozimbo   
Your comments on removing farmers because they are white is as racial as Mugabe. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans black or white.
          Another Accident involving School Kids – Pictures   
Another Accident involving School Kids – Pictures. Seems we are getting more and more accidents involving school kids… According to WhatsApp Updates the pictures below shows an accident in Chipinge Manicaland that involved school kids from Clear Water school… See pictures below…   More to follow… Source: Musvo Zimbabwe
          Demokraté -dokument   
Politická tragikomedie ze zákulisí přípravy nové ústavy v Zimbabwe… Od roku 2010 do roku 2013 sledoval v Zimbabwe štáb dánské režisérky Camilly Nielssonové činnost přípravného výboru pro vypracování nové ústavy. Už přes třicet let tam vládne strana ZANU vedená autoritativním prezidentem Robertem Mugabem a nová ústava měla být právním předpokladem pro demokratizaci země. Nielssonová dostala […]
          Byo Arts Awards winners   

Byo Arts Awards winners

Byo Arts Awards winners : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Celebrating the True Meaning of Politics on July 4th   

It’s time for July 4th, otherwise known as Independence Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays for all the reasons you’d suspect: flags, patriotic songs, and fireworks. But I’m uneasy with the trend towards making the U.S. military might the centerpiece of the occasion.

Celebrating the True Meaning of Politics on July 4th : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Trump proves to be an unreliable ally to Republicans in the health-care fight   

President Trump is more than his own worst enemy. The damage he has inflicted during his first five months in office has undermined Republican congressional leaders, frustrated members of his Cabinet, exasperated top advisers and strained relations with some of the nation’s most important allies. This week’s case study is health care.

Trump proves to be an unreliable ally to Republicans in the health-care fight : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          Dynamos claim sixth victory in a row   

CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League giants Dynamos turned on the style in the second half to dismiss a plucky Bantu Rovers side and shoot to the top of the league for the first time this season.

Dynamos claim sixth victory in a row : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          THE JOY OF SIX   

AN entirely dominant display by the Warriors saw them ruthlessly crushing minnows Seychelles in a Cosafa Castle Cup match at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg last night to qualify to the quarter finals of the competition.

THE JOY OF SIX : NewsDay Zimbabwe.


          7/2/2017: Front Page: England recall Ballance for South Africa opener   

Batsman Gary Ballance has been give a chance to revive his England Test career after being named in the squad for next Thursday’s first Test against South Africa. The Zimbabwe-born 27-year-old has battled his way back into contention with a superb...
          7/2/2017: Front Page: Malinga out of second ODI with viral fever   

Sri Lanka’s controversial fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been diagnosed with a viral influenza and will sit out the second One-day International against Zimbabwe today, the cricket board said. Malinga, who was slapped with a suspended six-month match...
          Comment on Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction July 2nd by Faisal CP   
Tnx bro :)
          Comment on Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction July 2nd by Pramodh Kumar   
Sardaar ua really great predictor bro 👌🏻👌🏻 Till this tym I was following Faisal and lost few matches but ua ultimate in predicting..superb keep it up
          Re: cute black guy searchng!   
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          Re: Finland!!!   
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          LOOKING FOR DISCREET HUNG BLACK GUYS IN DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA   
2 Manly guys, have never bottomed and want to try bottom for first time. Want to experience a hung manly black guy or more from anywhere. West Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe etc, etc .
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          Re: Zimbabwe-GALZ Parties   
Hi...are these parties still happening as I do go through to Zims every so often and would like to get in touch with some nice Zim guys for friendship, partying and more.
          Lovely Victoria Falls...   
I have had an opportunity to work in Kasana in Botswana with a regional office in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and I travelled between the 2 towns regulalrly.

I found Victoria Falls to more outgoing and the guys were more switched-on in-terms of Gay sex. They understood the language of gay and never made a big fuss about being asked out for sex. Kasane on the other hand was a very different and reserved town with everybody pretenting they had no clue what happens when 2 men get into bed.

It did however take a few dollars to get a guy to bed and few did manage to run-off before they gave me their ass. I ended up with a guy who was not gay but always knew who I should talk to and I paid him a small fee if the sex went well and a bit more it the sex was GOOD!!! Very few of these guys were really gay so they really just wanted the money and I really just wanted the sex. A few did show some affection and joy in the act and it's those where I always came back to.
          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
"You've always wanted to travel to Africa where nature has remained unchanged for your sake. The Okavango delta, Victoria falls, Katima Mulilo, The Savuti channel, Chobe Park with over 100,000 elephants. Now there's more: I'm dedicated to giving you authentic man2man pleasure to spice your trip. I'm as dark as Africa made me, 1.7m tall, 56kg, hung (10""), uncut and waiting to please you. I do NO BAREBACK, NO DRUGS! E-mail me at thabang69er@yahoo.co.uk or check my profile at http://uk.profiles.yahoo.com/thabang69er I also offer 3-4some with fellow kinky black friends, equally well hung and versatile."
          re:Zimbabwe   
In Zambia and In the Closet. No but the gay scene here is happening but very much on the dl
          Mbeki, Mugabe to tackle 'liberation movements' - South African Broadcasting Corporation   

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Mbeki, Mugabe to tackle 'liberation movements'
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Robert Mugabe and Thabo Mbeki both attended the funeral of former Botswana president Sir Masire in Gaborone.(REUTERS). Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he will soon meet with former president Thabo Mbeki to discuss challenges liberation ...

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          Zimbabwe: CAPS United's Dauda Joins Yadah   
[The Herald] CAPS United have released defender Dennis Dauda to join Yadah Stars just two days after the gangly centre-back was transfer-listed for questionable professionalism.
          Tourism expo preps hit top gear   
TOURISM operators in Zimbabwe should fully support the Hlanganani/Sanganai Travel Expo aimed at developing the local tourism sector, industry officials have said. The expo, to be hosted from September 27 to October 1 in Bulawayo this year, is the country’s premier showcase that is now officially recognised on the world tourism calendar and has been […]
          Let’s all rally behind Mzembi   
TOURISM minister Walter Mzembi is a man on a mission, and at 53, he has chosen to succeed in the world and to test himself in a “global classroom”. He is aware that Zimbabweans expect him to be better prepared for “any eventuality in the future”. Clearly, Zimbabweans do not expect him to fail – […]
          Zimbabwe: Kenya Airways Introduces Vic Falls Flights   
KENYA Airways yesterday became the second airline to introduce direct flights in to Victoria Falls after launching its Nairobi-Victoria Falls-Cape Town route. The new route, which is being serviced by an Embraer E190 with a configuration of 12 business class seats and 84 economy class seats, is the airline’s 52nd and it’s second in Zimbabwe […]
          ZTA Boss Honoured   
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive Mr Karikoga Kaseke has once again been honoured with a leadership award of the year 2016 by the Megafest national business awards. The combative and hands on Chief Executive who is credited for having landscaped the Zimbabwe tourism tape stripe was last year voted the Chief Executive Officer […]
          Zimbabwe a hot sell in the US   
Zimbabwe has been tagged a hot sell by one of America’s top travel consortiums, Travel Leaders. Speaking at a presentation by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)  in Denver Colorado Springs, a Travel Leaders agent, Donna Evanoika said,”The presentation by the ZTA on  Zimbabwe is an eye opener as we as Travel League Inc under the […]
          Zimbabwe delves into the US market   
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has sent its Americas Marketing Department on a marketing and fact-finding mission to the US  to better understand the US market and to boost tourist arrivals to Zimbabwe. This undertaking  is part of a 4 state mission covering California, Denver,Philadelphia and Dallas where travel shows are being held by Travel […]
          Zimbabwe showcasing at ITB Berlin.   
The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr. Walter Mzembi is leading a Zimbabwe delegation to the International Travel Bourse (ITB) to be held in Berlin, Germany. The expo which has attracted over 185 countries kicks off tomorrow ending on 12 March 2017. Commenting on Zimbabwe’s participation at this Global tourism exposition, the Zimbabwe Tourism […]
          Zimbabwe Ready for Spain Tourism Expo   
Zimbabwe will this year participate at Feria Internacional de Turismo/ International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) for the 9th time from 18 – 22 January 2017 in Madrid, Spain. The Honourable Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr. Walter Mzembi is leading the Zimbabwe delegation to Spain comprising officials from his Ministry and the Zimbabwe Tourism […]
          A success story for Tourism Zimbabwe   
Africa will, for the first time in the 42-year history of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), put forward a candidate for the post of secretary-general when Dr Walter Mzembi formally launches his candidacy next Thursday. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Dr Mzembi, will outline his vision on how he intends to lead the […]
          ‘Go and herd cattle,’ Mugabe, 93, tells unemployed Zimbabwean youth   
‘Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to “go and herd cattle” in the rural areas amid...
          Comment on SL v ZIM, 1st ODI Review: Zimbabwe Registers Historic Win Over Hosts by SL v ZIM, 1st ODI Review: Zimbabwe Registers Historic Win Over Hosts | eflashnews   
[…] post SL v ZIM, 1st ODI Review: Zimbabwe Registers Historic Win Over Hosts appeared first on […]
          Comment on Injury follows ignominy: Jonathan Moyo’s fatal pattern in a deadly game by Guy Penford   
Khuluma Africa is a ZANU propaganda mouthpiece. More subtle than the Herald, and most of its articles are based on stolen ideas from Zimbabwean bloggers. But, the bloggers are going to fight back. We are forming an association to teach accurate writing, and help each other identify plagiarizers like Khuluma. So, my mission is to protect the bloggers because Zimbabwean journalism is in a sorry state of affairs. Its all ideology, ideology, ideology, and not fact, in most Zimbabwean journalism.
          India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto - Firstpost   

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India vs West Indies: Jason Holder and Co should draw inspiration from Zimbabwe's win and play with gusto
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If Windies, the ninth-ranked ODI team, needed some inspiration ahead of a must-win encounter against India, they shouldn't look any further than Zimbabwe. The Graeme Cremer-led side beat Sri Lanka by chasing down 317 with six wickets in hand, in their ...
PM Narendra Modi Inspires Rockstar Ravindra JadejaNews18
Jadeja takes a new ride; thanks PM Modi for inspirationThe Fan Garage (press release) (blog)

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          Lwandamina Amtumia Ujumbe Mzito Ngoma   
Kocha Mkuu wa Yanga, George Lwandamina.
KOCHA Mkuu wa Yanga, George Lwandamina, ametuma ujumbe mzito ulioambatana na pongezi kwa Mzimbabwe, Donald Ngoma mara baada ya kupata taarifa za nyota huyo kuongeza mkataba.
Ujumbe huo, aliutoa mara baada ya kupata taarifa za mshambuliaji huyo kukubali kuzuia jaribio la Simba iliyokuwa inamuwaniwa vikali kwa ajili ya kumsajili katika msimu ujao wa Ligi Kuu Bara.
Mzimbawe huyo, juzi Jumatano alikubali kusaini mkataba wa miaka miwili kwa ajili ya kuichezea timu baada ya mkataba wa awali kumalizika.

Lwandamina alituma ujumbe huo kupitia ukurasa wake wa kijamii wa Facebook akimpongeza mshambuliaji huyo kwa maamuzi makubwa aliyoyachukua ya kukubali kubaki kuendelea kuichezea Yanga kwenye msimu ujao.
Ujumbe huo alioutoa Lwandamina huenda likawa dongo kwa kiungo mchezaji raia wa Rwanda, Haruna Niyonzima anayetajwa kusaini mkataba Simba.
Lwandamina aliandika hivi: “Siyo kitu kigumu kufanya maamuzi pale unapotambua thamani yako.
“Nakupongeza Ngoma kwa maamuzi hayo uliyoyachukua, Ngoma ‘Good Boy’.”
Kocha huyo anatarajia kurudi nchini mapema mwezi ujao kwa ajili ya kuanza maandalizi ya msimu ujao
Stori: Wilbert Molandi | Championi Ijumaa


          Mbeki, Mugabe to tackle 'liberation movements' - South African Broadcasting Corporation   

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Mbeki, Mugabe to tackle 'liberation movements'
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Robert Mugabe and Thabo Mbeki both attended the funeral of former Botswana president Sir Masire in Gaborone.(REUTERS). Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he will soon meet with former president Thabo Mbeki to discuss challenges liberation ...

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          Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe 46/1*   
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 46/1*
          Comment on Former RBZ governor to chair SEZ board by nelson moyo   
Comrade Gideon Gono PhD (Univ of Zimbabwe) and Zimbabwe's first 100 trillion dollar man. We must be proud of Gideon who rose from being a mere tea boy ( his words) to become leader of our very own Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. While there and under his direction he introduced the worlds biggest ever bank note in history - the 100 trillion dollar note. Following on from that inflation hit 89.7 sextillion per cent in November 2008. That number 89.7 has 21 zeroes after the seven !! - second highest inflation in the history of the world ! - Gideon Gono is our man once again - back on the track to take us down the road to new disasters
          Comment on FMB meets Mangudya over Barclays takeover by nelson moyo   
Certainly hope Barclays Zimbabwe does the right thing by its pensioners as its exits the failed state . Many years of ducking and diving by Barclays Zimbabwe in order for the parent to not have to help its subsidiary to pay reasonable pensions to its long suffering and loyal employees left some former employees of 40 years service receiving a pension of US$ 30 p month. Barclays Zimbabwe has over decades not had an arms length transaction between itself and its pension fund - one example - the buildings it uses to conduct its banking operations. The pension fund owns the land and buildings and rents them to Barclays Zimbabwe. Trustees of the pension fund are of course employees and cowed into agreeing easy terms for the bank - thus hurting the pension fund. Tame actuaries always seem to find in the banks favour and insist all is well. So final result - work your entire life for Barclays Zimbabwe - 40 years - and receive US$ 30 p month.This example is of some senior people retired from the bank.Folks who worked less than 40 years are already in the very poor house ! How do we reconcile this fine piece said by James Staley - CEO - of Barclays about itself :- " I want Barclays to be a bank where our employees choose to work here because they believe in the institution, and its intrinsically valuable role in society. This is a mind-set I want to reinvigorate in everyone, from branch colleagues working on the high street in Manchester, to the M&A banker in New York." Why would anyone in Africa feel sad for Barclays PLC as the curtain comes down on its African safari as it has acted in such a heartless manner, in this small and once dynamic country, towards its faithful employees.
          Comment on Government splurges $1billion on planes by nelson moyo   
Zimbabwe Railways
          Prof Moyo savages Gen Chiwenga, ED   
Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo has described Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantino Chiwenga as a desperate politician in an army uniform as infighting over government’s command agriculture programme reaches new levels. BY EVERSON MUSHAVA.
          Soviet-style inspiration for Zimbabwean food scheme   
By Brezhnev Malaba. With 4.5 million people facing starvation, the government last week initiated a Soviet-style “command agriculture” scheme – but a sceptical public is dismissing it as another gravy train venture. As recently as 1999, Zimbabwe was Africa’s breadbasket, exporting more than 500 000 metric tonnes of surplus maize annually.
          Zimbabwe: Masvingo Braces for Mugabe Rally   
[The Herald] Preparations for the third leg of the nationwide Presidential Youth Interface Rallies were completed here yesterday, with zanu-pf national secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanai Chipanga saying everything was in place for what the Masvingo chapter has dubbed the "mother of all rallies". The rally, to be addressed by President Mugabe, will be held at the Mucheke Stadium open arena under the theme: "Honouring Our Icon . . . Unlocking the Value in Youths."
          Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange expects to return to profit in second half   

Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange Colliery expects to return to profit in the second half, for the first time since the country dumped its currency for the U.S. dollar in 2009, as it triples output, its chairman said. Hwange, in which the government is the biggest shareholder with a 37 percent stake, is Zimbabwe's second-largest coal producer and supplies coke to state-owned electricity generating firm Zimbabwe Power Company.


          Zimbabwe prices stable   
Grower prices for Zimbabwe’s 2017 flue-cured tobacco crop are at the same level as they were in respect of the 2016 crop.
          Marathon runner face-plants when charged by elephant   
A runner in a Zimbabwe marathon ended up face-planting at the side of the road when he was charged by a race-interrupting elephant.
          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe LIVE Streaming: Watch SL Vs ZIM 2nd ODI 2017 LIVE Cricket Match on SonyLIV Online   
Catch the live streaming details of the second one-dayer between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe here.
          Läsmånad: juni   
Efter mycket anglosaxisk läsning förra månaden så avslutade jag maj med att beställa hem biblioteksböcker från några andra länder, däribland fyra länder jag inte hade läst något från tidigare. Och med många biblioteksbesök (alla böcker kom inte samtidigt) så blev det en del upplockat i förbifarten också :)

En av mina månadsfavoriter är The Purple Violet of Oshaantu, om två kvinnoöden i en liten namibisk by. Att jag ska resa dit (Namibia) om ett par veckor kan ha hjälpt till att öka mitt intresse :) Också månadsfavoriter blev den svenska dystopin Trojanerna (jag är ju ofta väldigt svag för katastrofscenarion) och den ganska ljuvligt pirriga Tell Me Three Things vilket gör att alla mina favoriter var av för mig nya författare, inte dumt.

Besviken blev jag på Det finns alltid förlåtelse (uppföljaren till Berlinerpopplarna som jag tyckte väldigt mycket om) som inte var helt dålig, men jag hade väntat mig något mer, kanske framför allt att tycka om karaktärerna, men nu blev det inte riktigt så. Jag hade också jättesvårt för Bunda: en baktung agent som var för farsartad för min smak, dessutom med en odräglig huvudperson.

En svensk ungdomsdystopiserie av Sofia Nordin blev det också, fyra ganska korta böcker som berättas av varsin karaktär, gillade! Gillar också urban fantasyserien jag började på de sista dagarna om trackern Rylee. Med sina tio delar är den serien avslutad så jag tänkte läsa dem i ett svep - ser fram emot det.

Under juli är mitt stora mål att lägga mindre tid på mobilen, har fastnat lite i Best fiends och har svårt att lägga ner den just nu. Himla tur att liven tar slut med jämna mellanrum, annars är jag rädd att jag hade suttit mycket mer 😵

Statistik:
Lästa böcker: 22 (2 barn, 2 grafiska, 1 non-fic)
Lästa sidor: 5662
Böcker på svenska: 12, engelska: 10                               Böcker av kvinnor: 14, män: 4, kombo: 3
Nya författare för mig: 11                                                Antal länder: 10
Del av serie: 16 (6 påbörjad, 5 avslutad/up to date)
8 böcker av svenska författare
4 böcker av amerikanska författare
3 böcker av kanadensiska författare
1 bok av en angolansk författare
1 bok av en brittisk författare
1 bok av en jemenitisk författare
1 bok av en kinesisk författare
1 bok av en namibisk författare
1 bok av en norsk författare
1 bok av en zimbabwisk författare

Utmaningar 2017:  
Läs minst fyra klassiker under året: 0 (4/4): Inga den här månaden, men målet uppnått ändå.
Läs böcker från minst fyra nya länder under året: 4 (8/4): Angola, Jemen, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Kaosutmaning 2017: 0 (35/35): Sista punkten prickades av den 25/2 😊
Skriv om böckerna inom en vecka: Nej, men har åtminstone börjat blogga igen, alltid något?

Böcker:
98.    Raising Innocence - Shannon Mayer  4/5
97.    Immune - Shannon Mayer  4-/5
96.    Priceless - Shannon Mayer  4-/5
95.    The Boy on the Bridge - M.R. Carey   4-/5
94.    Det finns alltid förlåtelse - Anna B. Ragde  3/5   -månadsbesvikelse-
93.    Princeless 1: Save Yourself - Jeremy Whitley & M. Goodwin (barn, grafisk)  4/5
92.    Om du såg mig nu - Sofia Nordin   3+/5
91.    High Country - Nevada Barr  3+/5
90.    Tell Me Three Things - Julie Buxbaum  4/5   *månadsfavorit*
89.    Enigma of China - Qiu Xiaolong  4/5
88.    Omänniskor - Kristoffer Svensson & Nanna Johansson  4/5
87.    Som om jag vore fantastisk - Sofia Nordin  4/5
86.    Spring så fort du kan - Sofia Nordin   4/5
85.    En sekund i taget - Sofia Nordin   4-/5
84.    The Purple Violet of Oshaantu - Neshani Andreas  4/5  *månadsfavorit*
83.    Nyckeln till Hinsides - Karin Alvtegen & Albin Alvtegen  (barn)  4/5
82.    Memorys bok - Petina Gappah  4/5
81.    Synd - Elin Lucassi  (grafisk)  3/5
80.    Trojanerna - Lova Lovén  4/5   *månadsfavorit*
79.    Bunda: en baktung agent - Pepetela   2/5   -månadsbesvikelse-
78.    Jag heter Nujood: är 10 år och skild - Nujood Ali & Delphine Minoui  (biografi)  2+/5
77.    The Nowhere Man - Gregg Hurwitz  4/5

Film: Har inte blivit någon alls :(

Tv: 
The Handmaid's Tale, säsong 1, Hbo. Som jag längtat! En av de bästa böcker jag läst och jag lyckades faktiskt hålla mig ifrån att titta tills alla avsnitt fanns ute så att jag skulle kunna se dem i egen takt. Och tv-serien var faktiskt nästan precis lika bra, hade hela tiden en klump i magen - känns som en framtid som skulle kunna inträffa...
Berlin - under samma himmel, svt. Himla bra om en "romeo-agent" från Östtyskland som ska förföra kvinnor med viktiga jobb i Västtyskland. Också om ung simmare som får anabola steroider av sin tränare och biverkningarna och om en tunnel som byggs under muren. Dramatik, spänning, välspelat och intressant, bara synd att hela säsongen är ynka 6 avsnitt.
Poldark, svt. Gillar den här historiska såpan, längtar nu efter säsong 3...
The Casual Vacancy, Hbo. Miniserie efter J.K. Rowlings bok. Tredje gången jag ser den, perfekt att plöja under en kväll. Brittiskt drama i pittoresk by där det utdelas små och stora nålstick i ryggen.
This is Us, tv3. Om tre syskons liv och uppväxt, och lika mycket om deras föräldrars förhållande. Riktigt bra!
Barnmorskan i East End, svt. Gillar! Speciellt de olika fallen (gråter regelbundet), är inte fullt lika intresserad av den fasta rollbesättningens små dramer.
Onedinlinjen, axesskanalen. Mammas gamla favorit 😊 - var ju tvungen att börja titta på den (hon är lite avundsjuk), men är inte helt säker ännu på vad jag tycker om den här sjuttiotalsklassikern om en skepparfamilj.
The 100, säsong 1, dvd. Om 100 kriminella tonåringar som skickas till jorden från rymdstationen där de vuxit upp för att ta reda på om jorden är beboelig igen efter kärnvapenkrigen. Högst ologisk, men underhållande och med högt tempo. Slutade med en cliffhanger som får mig mycket nyfiken på säsong 2...

          CAPS United - El Zamalek   
The penultimate round in the group stages of the CAF Champions League sees Zamalek travel to Zimbabwe to see CAPS United. The Egyptians are 3rd in the group with 5 points and a win would put them on 8 points and equal with USM Algiers and Al Ahly Tripoli...
           One Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe scoreboard    
July 2 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard in the second One Day International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Sunday in Galle, Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Innings H....
          Tour Guide - AMANDLA FAMILY EXPRESS TOURS - Marble Hall, North West 0458   
please be able to travel the following countries if you apply for this job,Namibia,zimbabwe,mozambique,botswana,zambia,south africa,kenya,malawi and tanzania R20 000 a month
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          UK child deportations of 50s: ‘most catastrophic child abuse’ in memory – The Guardian   
‘The deportation of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), created the most catastrophic child abuse legacy in living memory, the national inquiry into child sexual abuse has been told.’ Full story The Guardian, 9th March 2017 Source: www.guardian.co.uk
          HISTORIA FUPI YA BOB MARLEY   
 
Alikataa kuandika urithi kwa kuamini kuwa marastafari huwa hawafi.
Robert Nesta Marley,ambaye baadaye alikuja kujulikana kama Bob Marley,alizaliwa Februari 6,1945 katika kijiji cha Nine Mile kwenye Parishi ys mtakatifu Ann huko Jamaica.
Baba yake Norval Sinclair Marley alikuwa mzungu na mama yake Cedelia Booker alikuwa Mjamaica mweusi.Historia ya maisha yake haitofautiani sana na wanamuziki wenzake wa reggae Peter Tosh aliyelelewa na shangazi yake na Bunny Wailer aliyelelewa na baba yake zaidi,ni historia ya huzuni iliyo muacha Bob Marley chini ya mzazi mmoja(mama yake) pale alipofiwa na baba yake akiwa na umri wa miaka kumi tu.
Norval Sinclair (baba yake Bob Marley) alikuwa nahodha wa meli na muangalizi wa mashamba,alikufa mwak 1955 akiwa safarini,wakati huo alikuwa na umri wa miaka 60.
Kifo hicho kilimfanya mama yake Bob Markey ahamishe makazi kwenye mji wa Kingston,huko Bob alikutana na Bunny Wailer wakawa marafiki na kujifunza muziki pamoja.Akiwa na umri wa miaka 14,
Bob Marley aliacha shule na kujiunga na chuo cha ufundi wa kuchomelea vyuma,muda wakewa kupumzika alikuwa na Bunny Wailer kwenye muziki,kipindi hiko mwalimu wao alikuwa Joe Higgs,

Muimbaji wa mtaani mwenye imani ya kirastafari.Chini ya Joe Higgs walikutana na Peter Tosh na kuungana naye.

Mwaka 1962 Bob Marley alirekodi nyimbo zake mbili za kwanza ambazo ni;"Usihukumu"(judge not) na "kikombe kimoja cha chai"(one cup of tea) chini ya muandaaji Leslie Kong,

lakini nyimbo hizo hazikukubalika sana.Mwaka 1963 akashirikiana na Bunny Wailer,Peter Macintosh(Peter Tosh),Junior Braithwaite,Beverly Kelso na cherry Smith n kuunda kundi la "The Teenagers" kundi hilo lilijibadili majina na kuwa "The wailing rude boys","The wailling wailers" na mwishowe "The wailers".

Mwaka 1964 na 1965 watoa vibao vikali kama "Usiwe na wasiwasi"(simmer down) na "Nafsi isiyokubali"(soul rebel)nyimbo hizi zilikonga nyoyo za Wajamaika wengi

Hata hivyo kufikia mwaka 1965 lilibakiwa na wakali watatu tu,yaani Bob Marley,Bunny Wailer n Peter Tosh,baada ya wengine kujiengua.

Mwaka 1966 Bob Marley alimuoa kimwana Rita Anderson na kwenda kuishi kwa muda na mama yake huko Wilmington,Delaware nchini Marekani..

Na kuibuka na imani kali ya kirastafari na kuja na mtindo wa kufuga nywele uitwao "dreadlocks".

Baada ya hapo Bob Marley na kundi lake la The wailers walitoa vibao kemkem vilivyoitikisa Dunia.

Kati ya vibao hivyo ni;Africa unit,Zimbabwe,Could oyu loved?,Iron lion zion,Is this love,Buffalo soldier na vingine vingi.

Huyo ni Bob Marley,mfalme wa reggae aliyepinga ubaguzi kwani hata yeye mwenyewe alisema "Wananiita chotara,lakini mimi siegamii upande wowote bali nipo upande wa Mungu aliye niumba kutoka kwa weusi na weupe".

Hiyo ni biograph ya mwanaharakati huyo wakupinga ubaguzi."REST IN PEACE RASTAFARAE"

          Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155   
A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 in the second ODI
           De Silva hat-trick limits Zimbabwe to 155 in 2nd ODI    
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) Leg spin bowler Hasaranga de Silva became just the third bowler to take a hat-trick on his one-day international debut, as Sri Lanka bowled Zimbabwe out for a mediocre 155 in the second match of the series Sunday.
          LIVE: 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe at Galle   
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          Birthday Facts About July 17, 1917 You Need To Know   
July 17, 1917 clever birthday facts no one tells you about. Get Jul 17 epic list of celebrity and famous birthdays, #1 song, horoscope and FREE gift. What day was my birthday Jul 17, 1917? July 17, 1917 was a Tuesday and it was the 198th day of the year 1917. The next time you can reuse your old 1917 calendar will be in 2018. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a lunisolar calendar. Who else were born on July 17? Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Jul 17. 1899 James Cagney, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1986) 1918 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan soldier and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 2003) 1933 Tony Pithey, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 2006) 1945 John Patten, Baron Patten, English politician, Secretary of State for Education 1947 Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St John’s, English educator and politician 1955 Sylvie Léonard, Canadian actress and screenwriter 1958 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter 1969 Scott Johnson, American cartoonist 1972 Elizabeth Cook, American singer and guitarist 1987 Jan Charouz, Czech race car driver What does my birthday July 17, 1917 mean? Your birthday numbers 7, 17 and 1917 reveal that your Life Path number is 6. It represents justice, nurturing and responsibility. You possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others. The following celebrities also have the same life path number: Gabriel Macht, Aleksey Batalov, Daniel Wu, Carl Gottlieb, Deryck Whibley, Lehri, Dorothy Loudon, Kathryn Hahn, Jeff Anderson, Gerard Parkes.
          Comment on President condemns subletting of farms by Kire   
Those who came here by colonization do not regard themselves as Zimbabweans. It is them that reemphasise that themselves in their conduct in our communities. They live in their little Britains here, vanoita zvinhu zvavo vega munzimbo dzavo.Saka Tiri vamwe pakudiiiko????? That is why they want dual citizenship. Chandinoziva is you can never take out the Britishness in them, their hearts are at home. You can never impose you Zimbabweaness on them. It is only natural that is were they came from that is where they belong. Ndosaka Kana zvikaipa vanoenda kuBritish embabassy kunotsvaka rubatsiro. As they grow old and tire majority take their wealth back to their country of origin. They choose to be Zimbabwean when it suits. Ngatiregei kuda kurizina zvisina musoro pano. Hongu pane zvakakanganiswa pekutanga. Tiri vanhu isu, tinodzidza sei???? kana tisingaise room yekuita mamistakes. Chakakosha is realizing them and rectifying. Ndiko kukura nekudzidza kwacho. Minda yedu needs to be guarded and jealously. Kana muvengi abiswa ngarege kudzoswa Zvakare fullstop. We are learning, and should continue to learn and improving our systems.
          Comment on President condemns subletting of farms by Kire   
Land was given to benefit and empower the black Zimbabwean. Leasing to another person from a foreign land is a sign the person is failing to utilize according to the original plans. As some are FAILING there are very serious black ppl who are seeking land and they should replace those with the easy money mentality or they should part that land to benefit a capable Zimbabwean who has an invested interest in Zimbabwe.
          Zimbabwe police brutality   
Corrupt police push citizen under a bus
          De Silva hat-trick limits Zimbabwe to 155 in 2nd ODI   
GALLE, Sri Lanka — Leg spin bowler Hasaranga de Silva became just the third bowler to take a h
          Zimbabwe: Opposition Party Sues Minister Chombo Over Police Brutality   

THE National Democratic Party is in the process of filing a court application to compel the Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to stop police brutality against citizens. Party Secretary General, Joelson Mugari told New Zimbabwe.com they were in the process of compiling evidence of political violence from citizens and would soon be filing papers at the High Court.


          The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell   

January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor—a gang master on the American transcontinental railway—that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth. The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States—a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders. Download EPUB     Mirror

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          Zimbabwe Yellow Pages – the right classifieds online platform to list your company (91 Livingstone Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe)   
Company owners who are interested in getting their businesses listed in a professional [business directory Zimbabwe][1] should definitely resort to Zimbabwe Yellow Pages. This advertising company is specialized in printing, branding, B2B directories and w...
          Nyabinde in collaboration with Polish artist - New Zimbabwe.com   

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Nyabinde in collaboration with Polish artist
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She founded “Dancing Fox Myth, Song and Ceremony”-an organization devoted to shamanic counseling, ceremony, sacred performance, storytelling, theater, music publishing and teaching. The project will be operating from both Poland and Zimbabwe.


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          England recall Ballance for South Africa opener   
London : Batsman Gary Ballance has been give a chance to revive his England Test career after being named in the squad for next Thursday’s first Test against South Africa. The Zimbabwe-born 27-year-old has battled his way back into contention with a superb season for Yorkshire in the County Championship after being dropped following a...
          Now Malinga ill, advised rest   
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          Dickwella fined   
Galle (Sri Lanka) : Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 30 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct during the first ODI against Zimbabwe here. Dickwella was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for...
          Zimbabwe: Anti-Mugabe Ativist Mukwananzi Chides Politically Ambitious Mates   
[New Zimbabwe] Firebrand #Tajamuka/Sesijikile front man, Promise Mkhwananzi has hit out at fellow leaders of social movement groups now firming up for political office insisting their ambitious actions could throw the entire emerging resistance front into a credibility crisis. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Mujuru Says She's Not a 'Political Prostitute'   
[New Zimbabwe] National People's Party (NPP) leader, Joice Mujuru Friday dismissed claims she was a political "prostitute" who was desperate to become leader of the envisaged grand coalition of opposition parties. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Africa: Grace Mugabe in South Africa to Sort Out Sons' Accommodation Crisis   
[New Zimbabwe] Presidemt Robert Mugabe says his wife is in South Africa for a family emergency as the couple's children are stranded in South Africa. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Soul Jah Love in Another Mugabe Rally Boob   
[Zimbabwe Standard] Talented Zimdancehall musician, Soul Jah Love was on Friday caught in another boob at the third Zanu PF interface rally when he continued to perform after being stopped. Soul Jah Love had to interrupt and drown national youth league chairperson, Kudzanai Chipanga's speech. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Opulence Leaves Sleepy Masvingo in Awe   
[Zimbabwe Standard] The cavalcade of top-notch fuel-guzzling vehicles snaked through the usually serene and traffic starved city of Masvingo guided by police riders that cleared the road for President Robert Mugabe to cruise free of interference. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Confirms Voter Intimidation Reports   
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has confirmed opposition claims of voter intimidation by his regime, telling Zanu PF followers at his youth interface rally in Masvingo Friday Zanu PF will soon shepherd its known supporters to registration centres in preparation for next year's harmonised elections. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Opposition Party Sues Minister Chombo Over Police Brutality   
[New Zimbabwe] THE National Democratic Party (NDP) is in the process of filing a court application to compel the Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to stop police brutality against citizens. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Zimbabwe: Govt Mulls 99-Year Leases for Small Scale Farmers   
[New Zimbabwe] Despite bankability challenges faced with the 99 year leases given to A1 and A2 farmers, the government is mulling extending the agreements to small scale farmers, an official revealed this week. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 4th ODI at Hambantota   
Series/Cup: Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka,2017
Match Begin at: Jul 08 (04:30 GMT, 10:00 local)

          Cessna O-2A Skymaster   
Autor: Aubi

Datum: 01.07.2017 22:03:07



 
Název:
Name:
Cessna O-2A Skymaster Cessna O-2A Skymaster
Originální název:
Original Name:
Cessna O-2A Skymaster
Kategorie:
Category:
průzkumný/pozorovací letoun reconnaissance/scout aeroplane
Výrobce:
Producer:
DD.MM.1967-DD.06.1970 Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kansas
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.1967-DD.06.1970
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
501 (67-21295/21439, 68-6857/6903, 68-10828/10872, 68-10962/11070, 68-11122/11173, 69-7601/7669, 70-1409/1442)
První vzlet:
Maiden Flight:
DD.01.1967
Osádka:
Crew:
2
Základní charakteristika:
Basic Characteristics:
 
Vzlet a přistání:
Take-off and Landing:
CTOL - konvenční vzlet a přistání CTOL - conventional take-off and landing
Uspořádání křídla:
Arrangement of Wing:
jednoplošník monoplane
Uspořádání letounu:
Aircraft Concept:
klasické conventional
Podvozek:
Undercarriage:
zatahovací retractable
Přistávací zařízení:
Landing Gear:
kola wheels
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Hmotnost prázdného letounu:
Empty Weight:
? kg ? lb
Vzletová hmotnost:
Take-off Weight:
2223 kg 4900 lb
Maximální vzletová hmotnost:
Maximum Take-off Weight:
? kg ? lb
Rozpětí:
Wingspan:
11.58 m 38ft
Délka:
Length:
8.89 m 29ft 2in
Výška:
Height:
2.87 m 9ft 5in
Plocha křídla:
Wing Area:
18.67 m2 201 ft2
Plošné zatížení:
Wing Loading:
? kg/m2 ? lb/ft2
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Kategorie:
Category:
žádný piston
Počet motorů:
Number of Engines:
2
Typ:
Type:
Continental IO-360C o výkonu 157 kW
dvoulistá vrtule s konstantní rychlostí otáček McCauley
Continental IO-360C, power 210 hp
McCauley two-bladed constant-speed propeller
Objem palivových nádrží:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
348 l 92 US gal
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Maximální rychlost:
Maximum Speed:
320.3 km/h v ? m 199 mph in ? ft
Cestovní rychlost:
Cruise Speed:
231.7 km/h v ? m 144 mph in ? ft
Rychlost stoupání:
Climb Rate:
? m/s ? ft/min
Čas výstupu na výšku:
Time to Climb to:
? min do ? m ? min to ? ft
Operační dostup:
Service Ceiling:
5883 m 19300 ft
Dolet:
Range:
1705.9 km 1060 mi
Maximální dolet:
Maximum Range:
? km ? mi
Výzbroj:
Armament:
2x pouzdro SUU-11/A Minigun
4x muniční kontejner SUU-14/A
4x raketnice MA-2/A
4x raketnice LAU-32/A, LAU-59/A nebo LAU-68/A
2x SUU-11/A Minigun Pod
4x SUU-14/A Bomblet Dispenser
4x MA-2/A Rocket Launcher
4x LAU-32/A, LAU-59/A or LAU-68/A Rocket Launcher
Uživatelské státy:
User States:
























Poznámka:
Note:
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Zdroje:
Sources:
www.nationalmuseum.af.mil
web.archive.org
www.skymaster337.org.uk/military.asp
web.archive.org

          Sri Lanka’s Wanidu Hasaranga becomes third player in history to bag hat-trick on ODI debut   
The 19-year-old is the first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat in an effort that helped his side restrict Zimbabwe to 155 in the second one-day international.
          Innings Zimbabwe 155 (Masakadza 41, Sandakan 4-52, Hasaranga 3-15) v Sri Lanka Live scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsTwo days after Sri Lanka&#39;s spinners were collectively crashed around the Galle Stadium at more than seven runs an over, a new lo   
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          Zimbabwe: Football Academy Launched at Prince Edward School   
[Zimbabwe Standard] Prince Edward School last week announced a partnership with a South Africa-based businessman which will see the school become the home of Academy 2063 -- a new football academy whose aim is to nurture the next generation of football stars.
          DAVE EMBERTON DIES   
Dave Emberton, veteran Zimbabwean journalist and broadcaster died peacefully from heart failure with family at his side on Friday, near Durban, South Africa. He was 69. He was a true and loyal friend and colleague who always had positive thoughts and a helping hand for others,” said Zimbabwe journalist Angus Shaw, a friend for 45 […]
          Teachers get 2016 bonuses   
THE Government has paid 2016 bonuses to teachers with the last batch of civil servants expected to be paid in August. Apex Council President Mrs Cecilia Alexander confirmed the payment yesterday and commended Government for keeping its promise. The Zimbabwe National Army, the Airforce of Zimbabwe and the health sector were paid in April, followed […]
          Mugabe lashes out over black people leasing out land to white farmers in Zimbabwe   
President Mugabe yesterday lashed out lazy beneficiaries of the Land Reform Programme, including traditional leaders, who were leasing out farms to white former commercial farmers, saying this had to stop. Addressing thousands of people at the Mucheke Stadium Open Arena during the Masvingo leg of the nationwide zanu-pf Youth League Presidential Youth Interface Rallies, President […]
          MAN KILLS MOTHER-IN-LAW SAYING SHE IS A WITCH!   
A man from Zimbabwe, who allegedly teamed up with his wife and brother-in-law to kill his mother-in-law – who they believed was a “witch” – has appeared in court, a report says. According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Lawrence Moyo pulled out one of 53-year-old Inna Ncube’s teeth, which he believed she used to “bewitch” […]
          President Robert Mugabe ATTACKS VP Emmerson Mnangagwa in Masvingo   
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe yesterday fired warning shots at Zanu PF factions, although most of his attacks seemed targeted at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his loyalists, accusing them of being tribalists and frustrating his appointees. In a one-and-a-half hour speech at a youth interface rally outside Mucheke Stadium yesterday, Mugabe tried to play the balancing […]
          No Message-in-a-Bottle Necessary   
Thank you for all of the letters and packages! Erica and I have decided to share a post office box with other volunteers in Xai-xai, so if you want to send me letters to this address, I might get them a little more quickly:
Alycia Overbo
C/o Corpo da Paz
C.P. 85
Xai-xai, Moçambique
Please continue sending packages to the Maputo address (Avenida do Zimbabwe, No. 345). I have greater faith that packages will arrive there unopened, and also, the Peace Corps pays the fees to receive them, which works out well for me. Erica and I are well-stocked with coffee and granola bars and are happy as clams at high tide. If you’re looking for new care package ideas, different teas are nice, and reading materials like books and magazines are always appreciated, as are movies and music. And I think I previously forgot to mention my deep love for peanut butter M&M’s. But really, anything from home is a treat. Anything that crosses the United States, the Atlantic Ocean, and most of Africa that has my name on it makes me feel pretty special.

          P.S. Merry Christmas!   
I keep on forgetting that Christmas is coming in 4 days.  It might have something to do with the 90 degree heat and lack of snow.  And since I have no electricity, when I want to listen to Christmas music, my best options are to sing or whistle it.  I think I will spend Christmas on Xai-xai beach, which, although is as antithetical to my typical midwestern Christmas as possible, will certainly be festive and memorable. 
I´ve had requests for my new mailing address and care package ideas.  The best mailing address will still be the Maputo address; mail sent there will eventually reach me, and as inefficient as that may sound, I believe it is the best option. 
Alycia Overbo
c/o Corpo da Paz
Av. do Zimbabwe No. 345
Maputo, Mozambique
As for care package ideas, I would be thrilled to receive anything, but I´d be especially happy to receive wasabi soy almonds (found at your local Kmart or Target), black licorice, instant pudding mix, stickers for students, ground coffee, granola bars, books, magazines, or maybe a new t-shirt or tanktop, as excessive sweating and handwashing are together killing my clothing.
Lots of love to you all, and best wishes for your holiday season!

          More criminal charges for Professor Moyo   

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has opened tax evasion investigations into Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and his deputy, Dr Godfrey Gandawa.

The post More criminal charges for Professor Moyo appeared first on Nehanda Radio.


          Zimra, RBZ act on bond notes leakages   

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is engaging the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to institute stringent controls at the border posts to plug the leakage of bond notes into neighbouring countries.

The post Zimra, RBZ act on bond notes leakages appeared first on Nehanda Radio.


          Sri Lanka’s Wanidu Hasaranga Becomes Third Bowler to Take Hat-Trick on ODI Debut   
Wanidu Hasaranga claimed a hat-trick and helped Sri Lanka skittle Zimbabwe out for 155 in 33.4 overs in the second one-day international in Galle.
           Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe 2nd ODI    
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 at Galle International Stadium.
          Jonathan Moyo savages General Chiwenga, takes aim at Mnangagwa - full interview   
Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo was last week described as an "enemy of the state" by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantino Chiwenga for criticising the implementation of the command agriculture programme. A week earlier, it was reported that Moyo had asked the Zanu-PF....
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Opulence Leaves Sleepy Masvingo in Awe   
[Zimbabwe Standard] The cavalcade of top-notch fuel-guzzling vehicles snaked through the usually serene and traffic starved city of Masvingo guided by police riders that cleared the road for President Robert Mugabe to cruise free of interference.
          Zimbabwe: Mugabe Confirms Voter Intimidation Reports   
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has confirmed opposition claims of voter intimidation by his regime, telling Zanu PF followers at his youth interface rally in Masvingo Friday Zanu PF will soon shepherd its known supporters to registration centres in preparation for next year's harmonised elections.
          Zimbabwe: Govt Mulls 99-Year Leases for Small Scale Farmers   
[New Zimbabwe] Despite bankability challenges faced with the 99 year leases given to A1 and A2 farmers, the government is mulling extending the agreements to small scale farmers, an official revealed this week.
          Zimbabwe: Anti-Mugabe Ativist Mukwananzi Chides Politically Ambitious Mates   
[New Zimbabwe] Firebrand #Tajamuka/Sesijikile front man, Promise Mkhwananzi has hit out at fellow leaders of social movement groups now firming up for political office insisting their ambitious actions could throw the entire emerging resistance front into a credibility crisis.
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