9 year old Nigerian girl writes book on the effects of…

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first_imgAustralia police foil New Year’s eve terror plot Eight year old girl raped to death in Gambia Splendour Joe Abisoye is no ordinary nine year old. A trip to a camp for displaced civilians in her country’s north made such an impression on the young Nigerian that she decided to write a book about it. Splendour Joe Abisoye is no ordinary nine year old. A trip to a camp for displaced civilians in her country’s north made such an impression on the young Nigerian that she decided to write a book about it.A nine-year-old girl in Nigeria is making headlines for boldly speaking out against the Boko Haram terror group. The girl, who has written a 32-page book titled , ‘Effects of Terrorism on Children’ says she now hopes the book will be used in schools to teach children about the effects of terror. Lion kills a 10 year old girl in Zimbabwe Relatedlast_img read more


FOCAC Summit to set new goals for China-Africa Partnership

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first_imgAfrican and Chinese leaders are due to meet later this week in Johannesburg.That’s for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation summit.The summit’s aimed at setting new goals for the partnership between China and Africa – and an action plan for achieving them. Ahead of that, senior officials from the Chinese and South African government have been hosting a round-table discussion on FOCAC – and spelling out just why it’s so important.last_img


Asparagus Quiche

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first_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Asparagus Quiche by: – May 6, 2011 Share Tweet Share Spring is the perfect time for fresh asparagus, which means that it’s the perfect time to make this creative and versatile asparagus quiche that can be served at any meal.With bits of smoky bacon, loads of Swiss cheese, and of course, fresh asparagus spears that have been trimmed and halved, this fabulous quiche will become an often-prepared springtime favorite.Ingredients:Nonstick cooking spray8 ounces asparagus spears, trimmed and halved crosswise1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed1 10-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough3 slices bacon1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)5 beaten eggs1/2 cup milk1/8 teaspoon saltDash ground nutmeg1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (6 ounces)1 tablespoon all-purpose flour2 teaspoons cooking oilShaved Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions:Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.In a medium saucepan cook the asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain; set aside.In a small bowl stir together the grated Parmesan and basil. Sprinkle a work surface with half of the mixture. Roll out pizza dough on the surface to a 12-inch square. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture. Using a rolling pin, gently press into dough by rolling over top.Turn dough into prepared pan. Press dough up the sides of the pan, folding under edges as needed to form sides that are 2 inches high. Line dough in pan with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.Meanwhile, in a small skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside. Cook onion in reserved drippings over medium heat until tender but not brown; drain.In a medium mixing bowl stir together eggs, milk, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in crumbled bacon and onion. Toss together Swiss cheese and flour. Add to egg mixture; mix well.Pour egg mixture into the dough-lined pan. Toss asparagus halves with the oil. Arrange asparagus in a spokeline pattern on top of egg mixture. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Remove sides of pan to serve. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired. Makes 6 main-dish servings.Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more


Men don’t really fall in love within seconds, do they?.

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first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Men don’t really fall in love within seconds, do they?. by: – August 23, 2011 42 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Photo via Hyrck/FlickrYou must hate it when guys come up to you in bars and are all, “I love you! You’re the one!” It must happen to you and your friends all the time because it’s certainly not happening to anyone I’ve met, and if this new study that says 1 in 4 men know within seconds whether you’re “the one” is supposed to hold any water, then there has gotta be millions of you out there who make men fall in love at first sight.What’s your secret? Why are men flocking to you and not me? It’s because I use Suave products, isn’t it.I always thought my 99 cent shampoo would bite me in the ass one day. But seriously? Could it be that my friends and I are just fugly unapproachable a-holes who repel men with a ridiculous force that defies nature … or is this study the thing that’s ridiculous.For whatever’s left of my self-worth, let’s go with the latter. Because if nearly one quarter of the male population is out there falling head over heels for women, then I’d like someone to come drown me in my Suave Rain Mist body wash since clearly I am not worth the air I breathe. It just simply can’t be.These men that were interviewed, these Casanovas, are they really falling in love within seconds? Or lust. I think when they see a tight shirt and a pretty face, their eyes pop out of their sockets, their pants get a little tighter, and they believe they’ve found the perfect specimen. In reality, they’ve found themselves with a five beer buzz and a woman who’s giving them the time of day. It’s not love. She’s not “the one.”Also, do guys really think about “the one”? I thought that was a term made up by bridal magazines. It’s not real, is it? A survey of one man in this room says he has never looked at a woman in the bar and been thrilled at the idea that she could be the last person he’ll sleep with for the rest of his life. I’m going to go with my thorough research over theirs.Do you think 1 in 4 guys falls in love within seconds?by The_Stirlast_img read more


‘Many people in Church haven’t learnt how to pray’ – Evangelist Peter R Augustine

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first_img Share Share Evangelist Peter R Augustine. Image via:dominicacentral.comOne evangelist is hoping that the release of his new book entitled ‘Teach us how to Pray’ will help eliminate one of the leading problems present in our churches on the island.Evangelist Peter R Augustine, who will be launching his new book on Wednesday, says that the book will seek to help persons learn how to pray; especially those who are church-goers, who still don’t know how to pray.“This book is entitled ‘teach us how to pray’. And from my personal experience I realize that there are many people who are in church but they have not yet learnt how to pray. But more than this they were not taught how to pray. And I think having listened to the way people pray, I realize that there was a need for a manual that somebody can take a hold of and learn how to pray. Because it is very important to pray; Jesus says that it is important that we pray always. Paul says that we should pray without ceasing. It is of great importance also to the church and I am hoping that as a result of this book there will be a renaissance, a revival of prayer in personal lives, in communities, in churches and in the country as a whole”. He said the book can be considered as a reference manual for all churches, regardless of denomination. “This book is important for those in the ABC of their prayer lives as well as for those who have graduated from the school of prayer, this book is for everybody, I’m hoping that the churches will buy it as a manual to teach people to pray and individuals should get it because I think that it is a good book for the time that we live in”. The new release will join Evangelist Peter R Augustine’s growing collection of books and will be available at all bookstores in Dominica. Like his other two publications; ‘Rise up and walk’ and ‘Kingdom Carriers’, ‘Teach us how to pray’ will also be printed in French, which will be sold in various French countries.He is also working on another book which will soon be ready for publication.“As I said the Lord has opened the doors for me to enter the French countries and I have realized that in plenty of the French countries, you do not have much material available and I have promised that each book that I write will also be published in French”. He said that he will remain committed to spreading the gospel using various mediums.“I remembered attending a conference where Dr. Billy Graham spoke and he said that we ought to use all the technology available to share the gospel. And as you are aware, I have been on the radio for the past thirty plus years, and I realize that this is a very important thing; in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth but I also realize as an evangelist, I can only be in one place at a time and so the book is like a legacy. Long after I will have gone, the book will be there for people to read and to see that some of the things that the spirit of God has led me to write.” Mr Augustine says this is a humbling experience for him and that he has two other books working on. “I’m thankful to God; it’s a humbling experience for me. Now I’m realizing the more I write, it seem to be getting easier and I’m already working on my third book entitled ‘God has no grandchildren’. And then I’m going to work on another one called ‘Total Security’. The Lord has given me themes and I’m beginning to realize that the purpose is for us to know God and to make him known”.Evangelist Peter R Augustine is the producer of ‘The Hour of Preparation’; a gospel program aired on radio stations locally for over thirty-four years.‘Teach Us How To Pray’ will be officially launched at a special ceremony at Krazy Kokonuts from 4:30 pm today.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 220 Views   one commentcenter_img FaithLifestyleLocalNews ‘Many people in Church haven’t learnt how to pray’ – Evangelist Peter R Augustine by: – November 30, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more


$200m medical tourism facility proposed for Bahamas

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first_img Share 31 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img HealthLifestyle $200m medical tourism facility proposed for Bahamas by: – April 16, 2013 Share NASSAU, Bahamas — Executives from the global health care venture American World Clinics (AWC) are in The Bahamas this week to discuss the establishment of the country’s biggest medical tourism facility — a $200 million-plus venture to create over 200 jobs post construction.President of AWC Robert Priddy will be meeting key officials in healthcare, tourism, finance and the business sector. The three-day schedule will include stops in New Providence at the Office of The Prime Minister, Tourism and Health Ministries as well as in Grand Bahama to the Port Authority and the Freeport Container Port, among other visits.“No one is going to places with cold climates for medical tourism,” said Priddy. “We believe The Bahamas is a perfect location in this region and gives us an opportunity to provide the best of global health care to patients from around the world and here in The Bahamas.”Using a business model involving the export of US medicine, AWC hospitals target medical travelers, the expatriate community and local patients seeking the US standard of medicine and medical care in some of the world’s most desirable tourist and business locations. Once established, AWC will staff its hospitals primarily with US-trained physicians – which include local doctors — and will seek the most advanced accreditation standards for its facilities. AWC has targeted Barbados, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, Uruguay and several Far Eastern locations as flagship enterprises. It is working closely with local governments in developing their hospitals and presents a unique public-private partnership model that will bring considerable wealth to the host countries. “Working closely with our architectural and construction partners, HDR and DCK World Wide, respectively, we have developed a very sophisticated modularized approach to hospital development,” said Dr Paul Angelchik, CEO of AWC. “It is predicated on a core of specialty surgical procedures and sophisticated diagnostics, but we can add a wide range of medical specialties to expand and grow the enterprise depending on market opportunities and the needs and interests of the local community.” With this model, AWC projects initial foreign direct investment for this project of $200 million to $400 million depending on the initial scope of the project and annual economic contributions to the local economies at one and one half to twice that amount. In addition, AWC plans to hire locally which will provide nearly 200 high-paying local health care and support jobs. “We strive to be good corporate citizens, and give to the local communities through economic development, jobs, and knowledge and technology transfer because those are important objectives of our company,” Angelchik added.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more


PM Skerrit says new bill will create level playing field

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews PM Skerrit says new bill will create level playing field by: – May 31, 2011center_img 138 Views   one comment Share Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that the approval of the procurement and contract bill will create a level playing field for OECS and CARICOM companies.The bill which has already been approved by the Dominica Labour Party Cabinet will be taken to Parliament soon.Skerrit told a press conference here last week, that “we will not be able to treat a Jamaican company any much differently than we are treating a Dominican company,” he said.According to Skerrit, local companies will be better equipped to compete with other contractors.“If we do not do that it will be difficult for any company in Dominica to compete with other regional companies.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


Ministry of Health hosts EPI Info workshop

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first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health hosts EPI Info workshop by: – June 22, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 22 Views   no discussions Share Share 2. The Ministry is in the process of implementing the World Health Organization New Growth Standards for monitoring growth and nutritional status of children 0 to 5 year olds.The training will be extended to the other health workers in the near future.The workshop is coordinated by Nutritionist Marynese Titre of the Health Promotion Unit and facilitated by Renelle Aaron of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CNFI).Photo credit: gov.kyDominica Vibes News The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CNFI), the Pan American Health Organization  (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting a five day workshop on Epi Info – a statistical software used in data collection and analysis.The objective of the workshop is to increase capacity in the areas of management and analysis of food and Nutrition Surveillance.The workshop runs from June 20 to 24, 2011, at the Public Service Training Centre.A total of twenty participants are attending the training which includes Family Nurse Practitioners, Officers from the Health Information Unit, Health Promotion Resource Centre, National Drug Prevention Unit and the Ministry of Education.During the training participants will learn how to create questionnaires and enter data; know the basic statistical analysis and introduction to Epidemiological report.This workshop is timely for two reasons:1. The participants will have hands on in the use of current data collected at the Health Districts and how it can be analysed.last_img read more


Whitchurch wholesale robbed

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first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Whitchurch wholesale robbed by: – June 28, 2011 51 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Area where robbers entered H. H. V. Witchurch last night.The owner of a major supermarket on the island says he is concerned about the non-availability of police patrol in the city at nights.Managing Director of HHV Witchurch Gerry Aird was speaking on the heels of a robbery that occurred at the wholesale department of his company last night or early this morning.Aird said an undisclosed amount of goods were stolen but his main concerned is about police patrol in city at nights.“Persons unknown broke into our wholesale department. They entered the building on the metal sliding door which faces LIME on Hannover Street. They ripped out the bottom section of the sliding door from the wall.  We do not have an idea of what’s missing,” he said.Aird said “what is disturbing is that it must have taken these people quite some time to do that, it must have made lots of noise in town and the fact that the area is very bright…and no one saw them,”.Police are investigating the matter.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


Fisheries official explains sea weed prevalence on Dominican waters

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first_imgLocalNews Fisheries official explains sea weed prevalence on Dominican waters by: – September 1, 2011 Share Tweet Share 98 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Lines of Sargassum. Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org Fisheries officials in Dominica say there is no need for panic because of the proliferation of Sargassum also known as seaweed on Dominican waters. A research conducted by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, using MERIS imagery equipment suggests that more Sargassum may be seen in Dominica. The research also indicates that Saint Lucia and the rest of the Lesser Antilles can expect much heavier Sargassum slicks than usual into the month of September.Acting Chief fisheries officer Harold Guiste says the Sargassum poses no threat to humans, animals or fish. “This is a sea weed that occurs in the ocean and it drifts in the current and goes northwards. It goes to the Gulf of Mexico and moves to the West Indies. As it moves in the ocean currents, it washes up on the shorelines. It is not toxic to fish or humans. There is no need for alarm, this happens at certain times of the year. In Dominica we have not seen it from a long time and it’s heavier than normal. It poses little annoyance for bathers and it could attract insects that could sting people but there is no danger to animals,” he explained.He says the Sargassum is known as a habitat for spawning fish. Guiste says it could be responsible for the large catch by fishermen along the sea coast of Dominica. Winds and currents typically cause Sargassum to wash up on beaches beginning in May. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more