The son of Former Senegalese president sentenced to jail

first_imgKarim Wade has been sentenced to jail for corruptionThe son of former Senegalese president Abdullahi wade, Karim Wade , has been sentenced to jail for six years.Karim who was nominated to vie for presidency on the main opposition ticket at the weekend, was sent to prison after being found guilty of corruption.Reports say he was also fined $228m for enriching himself  illegally  during his father’s 12-year rule.Senegal’s president Macky Sall warned last week that his government would not tolerate any attempt to destabilize Senegal after the court gave its verdict.Karim Wade was accused of illegally amassing about $1.4bn and has been in detention since April 2013.The court said,Karim had hidden away funds in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama,.Wade was a senior minister in his father’s government, and was in charge of major infrastructure and energy projects.His large portfolio led to him being dubbed “the minister of the earth and the sky”.His arrest came after the new government vowed to tackle corruptionlast_img read more

Sweet-and-Sour Steak.

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Sweet & Sour SteakThe sweet-and-sour dishes of Canton are among the most familiar Chinese recipes.This one combines orange sections and pineapple chunks with steak and green sweet pepper in an easy stir-fried dinner.Serve over rice and garnish with orange slices. To save time, prepare the vegetables ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to cook.Nutrition facts * Servings Per Recipe 4 servings * Calories326 * Total Fat (g)7 * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)36, * Sodium (mg)545, * Carbohydrate (g)51, * Protein (g)17* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:8-ounces beef top round steak1 small orange1 15-1/4-ounce can pineapple chunks (juice pack)2 tablespoons vinegar2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon cornstarch1 tablespoon brown sugar1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper1 tablespoon cooking oil1 medium green sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)1 small onion, cut into thin wedges2 cups hot cooked riceOrange slices (optional)Directions:Trim fat from beef. Partially freeze beef. Thinly slice across grain into bite-size strips. Set aside.Peel and section orange. Cut sections in half lengthwise. Set aside.For sauce, drain pineapple reserving juice. Pour 1/2 cup of the reserved juice into a small bowl. (Reserve remaining juice for another use.) Stir in vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and ground red pepper. Set aside.Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry green pepper and onion in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from the wok.Add beef to the hot wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through. Push beef from the center of the wok.Stir sauce. Add sauce to the center of the wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to the wok. Add pineapple chunks. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more or until heated through.Stir in orange slices. Serve immediately over hot cooked rice. Garnish with additional orange sections, if desired. Makes 4 servings.Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare vegetables; cover and chill up to 4 hours. Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Sweet-and-Sour Steak. by: – June 22, 2011 22 Views   no discussions Share Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

UK doctors advised gonorrhoea has turned drug resistant

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle UK doctors advised gonorrhoea has turned drug resistant by: – October 10, 2011 Gonorrhoea rates have been declining in the UK in recent yearsUK doctors are being told the antibiotic normally used to treat gonorrhoea is no longer effective because the sexually transmitted disease is now largely resistant to it.The Health Protection Agency says we may be heading to a point when the disease is incurable unless new treatments can be found.For now, doctors must stop using the usual treatment cefixime and instead use two more powerful antibiotics.One is a pill and the other a jab.The HPA say the change is necessary because of increasing resistance. Untreatable strainsTests on samples taken from patients and grown in the laboratory showed reduced susceptibility to the usual antibiotic cefixime in nearly 20% of cases in 2010, compared with just 10% of cases in 2009. As recently as 2005, no gonorrhoea bacteria with reduced susceptibility to cefixime could be found in the UK. The bacterium that causes the infection – Neisseria gonorrhoeae – has an unusual ability to adapt itself and has gained resistance, or reduced susceptibility, to a growing list of antibiotics – first penicillin itself, then tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin and now cefixime.The World Health Organization recommends that the first-line antibiotic used is changed when treatment failure in patients reaches 5%. But for cefixime, the change is being made pre-emptively, owing to the alarming rise in resistance that is emerging. Prof Cathy Ison, a gonorrhoea expert at England’s HPA, said: “Our lab tests have shown a dramatic reduction in the sensitivity of the drug we were using as the main treatment for gonorrhoea. This presents the very real threat of untreatable gonorrhoea in the future.“We were so worried by the results we were seeing that we recommended that guidelines on the treatment of gonorrhoea were revised in May this year, to recommend a more effective drug. “But this won’t solve the problem, as history tells us that resistance to this therapy will develop too. In the absence of any new alternative treatments for when this happens, we will face a situation where gonorrhoea cannot be cured.”She said patients who refuse the jab will be offered oral antibiotics instead.She added: “This highlights the importance of practising safe sex, as, if new antibiotic treatments can’t be found, this will be only way of controlling this infection in the future.”After genital chlamydia, gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. BBC Newscenter_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Local ISP’s meet to discuss implementation of internet exchange point for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Local ISP’s meet to discuss implementation of internet exchange point for Dominica by: – May 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: sciencereligionnews.blogspot.comLocal internet service providers (ISP’s) in Dominica met at the Garraway Hotel to form a tax force to implement an internet exchange point for the country.The meeting which is being hosted by the National Telecoms Regulatory Commission (NTRC) will allow service providers to exchange internet traffic locally.Officials say the ISP mean that Dominicans will pay less money and time for date exchange.Marpin 2k4, Sat Telecoms, LIME and Digicel were among participants in today’s workshop.Bevel Wooding-of Parquet Clearing House-a research institute that supports operations and analysis in the areas of internet traffic exchange.The Dominica Labour Party government has said it is supporting the implementation of an ISP for Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 13 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Ameka Cognet crowned Miss Fete La Coudre 2011

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Ameka Cognet crowned Miss Fete La Coudre 2011 by: – July 12, 2011center_img Share 49 Views   no discussions (L – R) Miss. Illanna Jno Baptiste, 2nd runner up standing next to Miss Fete La Coudre 2011, Ameka Cognet and Winnie Morancie, 1st runner upAmeka Cognet of Elmshall has captured four (4) out of the eight (8) awards to walk away with the title of Miss Fete La Coudre, on Friday night at the JSP Grounds in Bath Estate.Miss Cognet copped the awards for Best in Spectacular wear, Miss Amity, Miss Intelligence and Best Evening Wear.Winnie Morancie, who did not cop any of the awards was awarded the first runner up position while Illanna Jno Baptiste was awarded Best in Evening Wear, Miss Photogenic and Best talent and the second runner up position.Juesther Prentice was awarded for Best Spectacular Wear.The other competitors were Normana Jno Baptiste and Larissa Riviere.The Pageant formed part of activities marking Fete La Coudre, celebrated in the Bath Estate Community from July 3rd to 10th.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Press Statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Dominica’s Anniversary of Independence

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 74 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsRegional Press Statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Dominica’s Anniversary of Independence by: – November 3, 2011 Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton. Image via: en.wikipedia.orgOn behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Dominica as you celebrate your national day this November 3.The United States and the Commonwealth of Dominica share a strong relationship based on mutual respect, shared values, and common interests. We are working together to ensure respect for the rule of law, strengthen regional security and stability and promote human rights. Our partnership through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas is enhancing prosperity throughout the region and helping to build a stronger and brighter future for all people.As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States is a committed partner and friend, and we look forward to finding even more ways to work together. Happy Independence Day and best wishes for a year of peace, prosperity and opportunity. Sharelast_img read more

DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship

first_imgBishop Bill Daniel. For the last few weeks I have listened with interest to the comments made by persons on the media regarding a proposal coming from the DAIC proposing that legislation be put in place to declare Sunday a normal working day in Dominica.Let me state most emphatically that the Dominica Association of Evangelicial Churches recognizes that in any society there are establishments within the business community that by the nature of services they provide, must work on Sundays.Sunday however, is recognized by most Dominicans as their day of worship which is a biblical requirement. During this day of worship, believers go to church and offer cooperate worship to God on a day set aside for that purpose. We in the Evangelical Community believe that Sunday as a day of rest, worship and family time is essential to the balance of life of the individual and to general balance within the Society.Families and especially single parents are under tremendous challenges seeking to balance work, home and personal life. In their attempt to maintain this balance, the lack of time spent with family is minimal and as a result children and young people remain unsupervised which leads to a new set of challenges.Sunday is the day chosen and set aside by most Dominicans for WORSHIP and PRAISE to God and should not be interfered with, rest and worship is ordained by God and all concerned are advised to be guided accordingly.The proposal therefore to make Sunday a normal working day will undermine the family structure, the church and the society at large.The DAEC therefore, is not in support of any change to make Sunday a normal working day and the perceived economic gain will never outweighing the spiritual and social loss that this change would bring to our nation.I therefore call on all right thinking Dominicans and believers alike to reject the request from the DAIC and also call on the Government of Dominica to reject such a request and encourage everyone to work hard during the week but continue to use Sunday as their choice day of worship and Praise. Press StatementBy: President of the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches Share 22 Views   one comment Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews DAEC supports call for Sunday to remain day of rest and worship by: – December 19, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel sneaks 10-second win in 11th stage

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Frenchman Peterhansel won his fourth stage of this year’s race in his mini ahead of Toyota’s Al-Attiyah in Haradh, and finished more than eight minutes ahead of overall leader Carlos Sainz. Sainz remains 10 minutes 23 seconds ahead of Peterhansel, who is third in the overall standings going into Friday’s final 374-kilometre stage between Haradh and Qiddiya, and the Spaniard is still on course for his third Dakar victory.Advertisement Stephane Peterhansel snatched a dramatic 11th stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday when he pipped Nasser Al-Attiyah to the line by just 10 seconds. Peterhansel sneaks 10-second win in Dakar 11th stage Read Also: Dakar: Sainz stretches lead after navigating stage 10 However ‘Mr. Dakar’ Peterhansel, who has won the rally 13 times (seven in a car six on a bike), is just six seconds behind Qatari defending champion Al-Attiyah, who sits second. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar: Underrate CAR, Liberia, Cape Verde at your peril, Esin warns Nigeria

first_img Group B – Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Tunisia Group C- Central African Republic, Liberia, Cape Verde, Nigeria Group D – Mozambique, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Cameroon Group E – Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Mali Group F – Angola, Libya, Gabon, Egypt Group G – Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana Group H – Togo, Namibia, DR Congo, Senegal Group I – Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Morocco Group J – Tanzania, Madagascar, Benin, Congo DR FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Super Eagles forward, Etim Esin, has warned Nigeria’s Super Eagles not to underrate any team in their 2022 FIFA World Cup group, saying that it might cost them  the ticket. The Super Eagles were drawn in the Group C of the World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic, Liberia and Cape Verde to jostle for the next stage of the  qualifiers already billed to commence in October. According to the former Under-20 star to the Chile World Youth Championship, Nigeria needs to gird their loins and play to win all the teams in their group to  qualify into the next stage of the qualifiers. Ön paper Nigeria is sure of qualifying in that group. We have the players now but we should be careful because I can see surprises with Liberia in that group. You know President George Weah  will do everything to help his  country qualify. He tried it as a player and he did not succeed now as the president, he will do more to support the country’s national  team,”he told Sportinglife.ng. The former player popularly called ‘Super brat Maradona’ urged Gernot Rohr boys to prepare well and play with all their hearts to see Nigeria through to the World Cup as Nigeria is the team to beat in Group C of the qualifiers. ” Nigeria is the team every team would like to beat and we should not give them the opportunity to do that. We need to put everything in place that would ensure our  qualification to the World Cup. This kind of a group is loaded with surprises, “he stressed. 40 teams across the continent were drawn in Cairo, Egypt. African Cup of Nations winner Algeria will face Niger, Djibouti, Burkina Faso as they bid to reach the finals for the first time since 2014. Cameroon has been paired in a tricky group with Mozambique, Malawi and former World Cup finalists, Ivory Coast. Mohamed Salah will be hoping to lead Egypt to back to back World Cups but will face a stern challenge against Gabon, Algeria and Libya in Group F. Read Also:No chance for Nigeria at World Cup – Ardiles Group A – Niger, Djibouti, Burkina Faso, Algeria Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

No case for cancelling or postponing Tokyo 2020, World Health Organization tells IOC

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chairman John Coates has claimed the World Health Organization (WHO) has told the body there is “no case” for cancelling or postponing Tokyo 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Loading… A host of events in numerous sports, including qualifiers for Tokyo 2020, the Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai and the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing, have been cancelled, postponed or moved outside of China because of the outbreak. “We received the report on the task force implemented by Tokyo 2020, its coordination with the task forces implemented by the National Government and the Tokyo Municipal Government and their relationship with the Japan health authorities,” Coates said following the conclusion of a two-day project review of Tokyo 2020. “And pleasingly, there has been very, very good coordination between the two, sharing of information, which is so critical. “Certainly the advice we’re received externally from the WHO is that there’s no case for any contingency plans or cancelling the Games or moving the Games.” Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori, who reiterated Coates’ comments today, criticised suggestions the Games could be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak as “irresponsible rumours” after the first day of the project review. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe promised earlier this month that the country would “respond appropriately” and work closely with the WHO to ensure preparations for Tokyo 2020 are not affected by the virus. Read Also:IOC face ‘big communications job’ as virus jitters hit Tokyo Olympics Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō, however, admitted last week that he was “seriously worried that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the Games”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Coates claimed the IOC was confident “we’ll be able to ensure that the Games go ahead in a way that’s safe for the athletes and spectators” because of cooperation between the Tokyo 2020 virus task force and other authorities involved. The senior IOC member also insisted most Chinese athletes have been preparing for the Olympics and Paralympic Games overseas, and would therefore not need to be quarantined when they arrive in Japan. Concerns over the impact of the coronavirus, given the official name of COVID-19 by the WHO, on the Games in the Japanese capital have grown in recent weeks. The death toll has risen to 1,380, according to Chinese authorities, while there are nearly 64,000 infections in the country. Japan yesterday reported its first death from the virus, which originated in Wuhan, and there are over 251 cases in the Olympic and Paralympic host nation. A total of 218 of these are linked to a cruise liner quarantined in a Japanese port. Promoted Content10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more