AU Describes Ellen as ‘Africa Asset’

first_imgThe Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the African Union (AU), Zimbabwe’s President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has described President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as an asset to the African Union (AU), and the African continent and its people.President Mugabe, who praised President Sirleaf for her commitment and hard work in the cause of the African continent, said her continual contribution to the improvement of the continent is highly laudable.According to a dispatch from Johannesburg, South Africa, President Mugabe made the comments following the back to back presentation of reports on the African Union High Level Committee (AU-HLC) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Forum AU-HLC and the APRM Forum on the final day of the 25th AU Summit held at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. He termed the reports as “substantive and informative”.President Sirleaf chaired the AU High Level Committee of ten Heads of States and Government and the APRM Forum for the last two years.According to the dispatch, President Sirleaf, in her report, outlined the various activities that have been undertaken by the committee as well as the current status of the Common African Position (CAP) which are to be integrated and incorporated in the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).She informed the Summit that the Committee of African Negotiators is currently engaged in consultations at the United Nations headquarters in New York to ensure the integration of the CAP into the new global development agenda.President Sirleaf was one of three Co-chairs of the Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda constituted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon representing the African continent.On the African Peer Review Mechanism Forum report, the Liberia leader, who recently passed the baton over the Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyetta, highlighted achievements, pointed out challenges and constraints faced and proposed recommendations on how to effectively mitigate such obstacles and ensure that the APRM Forum achieves its objectives promoting good governance and consolidating the processes of democratization, transparency and accountability, peace and security and the rule of law and human rights across the African continent.During the Ebola session later, African leaders praised President Sirleaf for leading her country into freedom, describing her leadership during the Ebola crisis as extraordinary, exemplary and outstanding. They called for extreme caution and the avoidance of complacency considering that Guinea and Sierra Leone are still reporting cases.President Sirleaf provided briefings on the current state of affairs of the Ebola crisis and outlined measures being taken to avoid a reoccurrence of the virus in Liberia, including regional collaboration and common interventions along the border.She reflected on the incredible and outstanding role of the AU Ebola mission (ASEOWA) and thanked the continent for standing with Liberia through ASEOWA and other interventions including financial, logistical, human, technical and other forms of support. She said the Liberian government and people will remain grateful with the AU for the assistance.Other issues handled on the final day of the summit included discussions on the work of the Peace and Security Council, the outcome of the Dakar Summit on Higher Education, the adoption of Decisions, Declarations, Reports, Resolutions and Outcome of the 25th African Union Summit, among others.She thanked President Jacob Zuma and the South African people of hosting the Summit and for the hospitality shown; to President Mugabe for his leadership, wisdom and skills demonstrated; and to Dr. Nkosazana Zuma, for a good job done as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.She congratulated her colleagues for their participation and for qualitatively deliberating the issues brought forth at the 25th AU Summit, wishing them God’s speed and safe journey back to their respective countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS

first_imgWe travelled to Downings on Saturday evening for the First Round 1st Leg of the championship.Downings got off too the perfect start with an early goal, a cushion they held on to for the rest of the match. With both defences coming out on top Downings won a low scoring game 1-9 to 0.6The return leg is scheduled for the 27th August. The Junior B championship resumes this weekend with a home match on Sunday against Malin at 3pm. The Minors host Carndonagh in the championship on Friday evening at Páirc na nGael with a 7.30pm throw Inn. The U15 League commences on Sunday next with a 12 noon throw in at Dunfanaghy against St Michaels. The club extends best wishes to Daniel O Driscoll who has recently moved to Waterford.Congratulations to the U8s on a fantastic performance at the home Blitz on Sunday last.The club are holding their Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday September 25th. The day will include a Barbecue, athletics, Novelty and many fun events. Something for all the family.Further information will be available in the coming weeks.Check our website letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news. Lotto results for week-ending 14th August. Result to be included in next weeks notes. If Jackpot does not go it will stand at 6,300 Euro next week. GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: August 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Gaels noteslast_img read more

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Liverpool to make January swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder

first_img RANKED Latest Transfer News targets REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer However, the Reds will have to wait until January if they are to pursue Rabiot as the transfer window for Premier League clubs has closed.This could be a problem for Liverpool as Barcelona – who have until the end of the month to finalise any new arrivals for the coming season – are also interested in the Frenchman.On the Rabiot rumour, PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel said: “It’s not certain if Adrien stays at PSG. It all depends on him.“For me he’s a great player. He can grow even more and become a top player.” Liverpool are not the only club interested in signing Rabiot center_img 1 moving on LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Rabiot caused controversy by ruling himself out of France’s World Cup campaign after only being named on the standby list of Didier Deschamps’ squad. France went on to win the tournament in Russia.L’Equipe has reported that Liverpool will try to land Rabiot on a pre-contract agreement in January, with the view to him joining next summer.He currently has one year left on his current deal with the French club. IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool could make a swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January.Rabiot, 23, has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions and according to reports, Jurgen Klopp is an admirer.last_img read more

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COUNCILLOR SLAMS QUEEN’S VISIT AS €20 MILLION WASTE OF TAXPAYER’S CASH

first_imgA Bundoran councillor has slammed Queen Elizabeth’s visit as a €20 million waste of taxpayer’s cash.Sinn Fein Cllr Sean Carty said everything is wrong about the royal visit to Ireland including the cost and the timing.“€20 million plus. This is what the Queen’s visit will cost the Irish economy. In a time when benefits, childcare, wages, healthcare, education andjust about everything is been slashed. A time when already billions have been thrown into banks to no avail, somebody thought that it would be a good idea to waste another €20 million. “And at the same time, while they did so, caused great offence to many of Ireland’s citizens,” he fumed.He added that the timing of the visit this week on the anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings could not have been worse.“The timing of this visit, the anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which many believe were carried out with the involvement of British intelligence. To date, no files, from this atrocity have been released into the public domain.“The Queen’s visit is been presented as “leaving the past behind us” but in reality the monarchy is all about the past. It represents hierarchy, difference and inequality. “Elizabeth Windsor claims to be monarch of part of our country. The values and ideals that she represents have no place in Ireland.We are living in changed and changing times and steps are been taken towards a normal relationship between Britain and Ireland, however, it would be very wrong to think that this relationship already exists.“It is not the right time to invite the queen here to visit, financially it is wrong and spits in the face of the millions of men, women & children who are struggling daily to get by,” he said.And he added that for the people of Donegal, who witnessed their neighbours in Derry gunned down in cold blood on Bloody Sunday, it is particularly insensitive.“Morally, it is wrong, with so many raw wounds & the massive lack of recognition, or even apology for centuries of pain, hunger, and heartbreak that have been caused by the military that this woman personifies. “And afterall, this Queen was the Commander In Chief of the British Armed Forces that carried out the Bloody Sunday atrocity and many, many other attacks on innocent Irish people for over sixty years,” he said.EndsCOUNCILLOR SLAMS QUEEN’S VISIT AS €20 MILLION WASTE OF TAXPAYER’S CASH was last modified: May 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranCllr Sean CartyQueenlast_img read more

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DONEGAL DAD GETS THE ‘GIRLY’ TREATMENT FOR CHARITY

first_imgHE’S best friends with Celtic and Rangers stars and has buddies in both camps at Liverpool and Manchester United – but Donegal dad-of-three Michael Clarke is going into a definite camp to raise cash for charity…the girly camp!The 36-year-old from Carrigans was no slouch on a football field himself, having played at reserve level in Scotland.And the Scots-born businessman features regularly on Legends teams for both the Hoops and Liverpool…as well as Ireland and Scotland! Now he’s set to tackle a range of ‘girly’ makeovers to raise money for the Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Unit of Letterkenny General Hospital.The businessman will get his legs waxed (ouch), his nails done – and several other ‘girly’ (painful) treatments as yet to be announced.One of the organisers Sharon McGinley told donegaldaily.com: “I have helped to raise money for charity many times and there is no doubt that Michael is the bravest man yet to help out!”And people who make donations have a chance to land some great prizes…including signed shirts from some of the greats of football across the water. Said Sharon: “Over the next couple of weeks we will be running Live auctions for items donated.  Every cent will be going to the two charities.“We have hotel breaks at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Concert and Hotel break at the Allingham Arms, Signed Football shirts that will be personalised to the winning bidders from Paul McGrath (ex Man Utd, Aston Villa & Ireland Legend), Billy McNeill (ex Celtic Lisbon Lion Legend), Ally McCoist (ex Rangers Legend and current Rangers manager) and Ian Rush (ex Liverpool Legend)..pictured with Michael left.“We also have vouchers for free cake creation, hair styles, spa treatments, beauty treatments and a voucher for a full year’s free Nail painting for a lucky lady.”Donegaldaily.com is getting right behind this great event. The full details of our event are all contained on the website www.goinggirly4charity.com.Please give it your support! DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL DAD GETS THE ‘GIRLY’ TREATMENT FOR CHARITY was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carrigansceltic rangers liverpooldonegal hospiceletterkenny oncology unitmichael clarkelast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: DONEGAL ATHLETIC BOARD RELEASE DETAILS OF ALL GRAND PRIX RACES

first_imgDay Date Event / LocationRace 1 Sunday 05/05/2013 North West 10K, Comm Centre,Pearse Road,Letterkenny Race 2 Thursday 09/05/2013 Ayrhill School RameltonRace 3 Friday 10/05/2013 Ballyshannon Tir Chonaill A.C.Race 4 Sunday 12/05/2013 Drummond National SchoolRace 5 Tuesday 14/05/2013 Kilmacrennan 5k Race 6 Friday 17/05/2013 LAC 5 Miler “Fun Event / Danny Mc Daid Opening”Race 7 Sunday 19/05/2013 Culdaff, 1Mile Juvenile & 5K SeniorRace 8 Tuesday 21/05/2013 Hickey/Clarke & Langan “Inter Firms”,LetterkennyRace 9 Friday 24/05/2013 Annagry 5k Rosses A.C.Race 10 Sunday 26/05/2013 Gartan Lake 5 MilerRace 11 Wednesday 29/05/2013 Buncrana , “Furey Insurance Series” Race 12 Friday 31/05/2013 Donegal TownRace 13 Saturday 01/06/2013 Fintown FestivalRace 14 Saturday 08/06/2013 Buncrana Charity Fun Walk & RunRace 15 Friday 14/06/2013 Lifford A.C. Race 16 Wednesday 19/06/2013 Dunree, BuncranaRace 17 Friday 21/06/2013 Finn Valley ,Aghyaran, Co.TyroneRace 18 Tuesday 25/06/2013 Glenswilly 5kRace 19 Friday 28/06/2013 Termon GAARace 20 Tuesday 02/07/2013 Manorcunningham , LetterkennyRace 21 Friday 05/07/2013 “J.G. Memorial” CranfordRace 22 Sunday 07/07/2013 Newtown 5kRace 23 Tuesday 09/07/2013 St.Johnston 5kRace 24 Friday 12/07/2013 Rathmullen FestivalRace 25 Sunday 14/07/2013 Kavanagh’s SuperValue Charity 10k Run/5k Walk DungloeRace 26 Tuesday 16/07/2013 RaphoeRace 27 Friday 19/07/2013 Churchill Fair, Churchill, LetterkennyRace 28 Saturday 20/07/2013 Aran Mór Island * Includes Ferry & Race Entry Fee *€25Race 29 Tuesday 23/07/2013 Burtonport Festival 5k + Juvenile U14/16 Boys & Girls 1MileRace 30 Friday 26/07/2013 Drumhalla,RathmullenRace 31 Sunday 28/07/2013 Malin Town, 1 Mile Senior & 1 Mile Juvenile, 5k SeniorRace 32 Tuesday 30/07/2013 Dungloe FestivalRace 33 Friday 02/08/2013 Castlefinn 5kRace 34 Saturday 03/08/2013 Cranford “Tommy Mc Bride”Juvenile Races & Senior 5kRace 35 Sunday 04/08/2013 “Riverine 10k” Lifford Athletic ClubRace 36 Monday 05/08/2013 “The Gathering 5k” Donegal TownRace 37 Wednesday 07/08/2013 Clonmany Festival, Juvenile 1Mile, Senior 5kRace 38 Thursday 08/08/2013 Creeslough FestivalRace 39 Sunday 11/08/2013 “Danny Mc Daid 15k”,FUN RUN , Aura Leisure LetterkennyRace 40 Friday 16/08/2013 Ballyare Charity Fun Walk & RunRace 41 Friday 23/08/2013 Brockagh FestivalRace 42 Tuesday 27/08/2013 Drumoghill F.C.Race 43 Friday 30/08/2013 Milford A.C. “John Kilmartin Memorial”Race 44 Tuesday 03/09/2013 DowningsRace 45 Friday 06/09/2013 Seán Mac Cumhaill’s 5k BallybofeyRace 46 Sunday 08/09/2013 “Charles Mc Guinness” 10k GlentiesRace 47 Tuesday 10/09/2013 Illistrin National SchoolRace 48 Sunday 15/09/2013 Donegal Road Champs , Aura Leisure Centre,LetterkennyRace 49 Saturday 21/09/2013 Milford 10kRace 50 Saturday 28/09/2013 Creeslough, “Orla Memorial” Ards Forst Park Trail RunATHLETICS: DONEGAL ATHLETIC BOARD RELEASE DETAILS OF ALL GRAND PRIX RACES was last modified: April 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Athletics BoardGrand Prix raceslast_img read more

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Pterosaur Fuzz May Have Boosted Flying Finesse

first_imgFibers on a well-preserved pterosaur from Mongolia are unlike anything seen before.  Scientists wonder if it gave the animals better control in the air.  National Geographic News said the hairlike fibers cover the whole body and part of the wings of Jeholopterus ninchengensis.  Normally, such fine details are not preserved in fossils.  “It must have been rapidly buried after it died, perhaps by a river or maybe inside a lake,” said Alexander Kellner [Rio di Janeiro National Museum].  “Otherwise its soft tissue would have rotted away quickly and not been preserved.”    It’s possible the fibers helped with temperature control, or functioned as elastic struts or muscle.  Kellner said that whatever they were, the fibers show that pterosaur wings were “much more complex than we thought.”  In addition, scientists are speculating that the duck-sized flyer was able to climb trees.The trend in evolutionary explanation is for the subject matter to become more complex, and the storytelling to become more convoluted.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Military Caregiving Webinar – Back to Basics: Webinar

first_imgMark your calendars for our upcoming MFLN Military Caregiving (MFLNMC) professional development webinar Back to Basics: Medicare. Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Wednesday, January 27, 2016Event Location: lkjThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest health payer in the United States, covering almost 90 million Americans. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for over age 65 and other qualified individuals, accounts for more than 48 million of those Americans through expenditures of more than $545 billion.During this webinar, Andy Crocker, Extension Program Specialist in Gerontology and Health with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will provide a broad overview of the Medicare programs Parts A and B. In addition, the presentation will introduce the CMS National Training Program as a resource for further training and information. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to learn about:What is Medicare?How does Medicare work?What should military helping professionals and caregivers know about the program?Join us for the answers to these questions and more!CEU Credit Available!The MFLNMC has applied for 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits, see NASW Continuing Education Instructions. Interested in Joining the Webinar?Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. To join the webinar, simply click on Back to Basics: Medicare. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public. For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on January 15, 2016.last_img read more

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The Truth About Why You’re Desperate

first_imgIf you are working on prospects that aren’t right for your company (and it’s business model), that don’t value what you do (or how you do it), you are making a mistake. And you’re making a mistake that will cost you your sales results.The reason that salespeople pursue prospects that should be disqualified is because they’re desperate. And nothing ruins your sales results like desperation.Your Business ModelIf your primary value proposition isn’t price, then selling to prospects to whom price is the most important factor is wrong.First, if price isn’t how you create value (and it likely isn’t), then you aren’t the right choice for these prospects—even if you can win their business. Second, and more important still, you destroy your business model by trying to serve clients that are unwilling to leave you enough profit to serve them well.It costs you time and energy better spent on your dream clients. And should you win these prospects, you either damage your company’s business model and reputation by underserving them (since they are unprofitable) or you disappoint them.If you are chasing prospects outside of your model, it’s because you are desperate. If you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. You can’t protect and execute your business model if you are desperate.They Don’t Perceive ValueThere are some prospects for whom what you do—and how you do it—doesn’t create value. It may not have anything to do with price or your business model. You can spend a lot of time working on prospects that don’t value what you do, but it won’t make your number go up.When salespeople struggle to build their pipeline, and they decide their efforts would be better spent on some new vertical who might adopt what they sell—even though no one in that vertical buys any of what they sell presently. They try selling to people who don’t already buy what they sell. And the reason that these “prospects” don’t buy is that they don’t perceive value.If any of the “prospects” in your pipeline don’t presently buy what you sell, you want to rethink your plan.If you are chasing prospects that don’t perceive value in what you do, it’s because you are desperate. And if you are desperate, it’s because you need to spend more time prospecting. The fastest path to producing sales results is by calling on clients that already value what you sell, even if they are the most difficult with whom to open new opportunities.The Last WordTo a starving man, anything looks like a meal. When you are desperate, everybody looks like a prospect. Your time is better spent prospecting, learning to open relationships, and pursuing deals with your real dream clients.QuestionsWhen you get desperate, do you lower your standards?Have you ever arguing that you should win an account that really isn’t right for your company?Have you ever tried selling to prospects that don’t already buy what you sell because you thought it would be easier? That they wouldn’t all already have suppliers?How do you prevent from becoming desperate?last_img read more

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Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer to launch the latest Vitara at 2014 Paris Motor Show

first_imgSuzuki i-V-4 Concept Japanese auto manufacturer Suzuki has released the official image of the newVitara sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). This compact crossover SUV will be officiallyunveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Interestingly, Suzuki is reviving theVitara model name for its all-new five-door car, which will compete againstrivals such as Nissan Juke and Ford Ecosport.Much like the Grand Vitara, a four-wheel-drive option will be offered viathe AllGrip system in the new vehicle. According to Suzuki, the Vitara”will have a striking road presence with distinctive design.” Globally,customers will get the option of personalising the car with different colourand trim customisation options.  The Vitara production model is based on the Suzuki iV-4 concept, first seen atthe 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is built on an all-new platform, which isexpected to underpin a number of future vehicles by the company.Power in the new Vitara is expected to come from the 1.6-litre petrol anddiesel powerplants from the SX4 S-Cross. A new generation S-Cross is expectedto come to India by 2015.last_img read more

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