Dear Editor,As a child I was extremely fond of reading fairy tales, especially those by Hans Christian Anderson and Grimm, but I learnt a lot from the theme of such stories. One such story is the ‘Fisherman and His Wife’. The theme of “The Fisherman and his wife”, is to not be greedy and be happy if you get rewarded in any way for a good deed. The ‘fisher man and his wife’ tells us about when the fisher man went out to catch some fish but caught a prince fish. He was granted some wishes which made him extremely wealthy, but his wife was not satisfied and wanted Divine qualities. This made the fish angry and they were once again cast into their poverty-stricken days. The tale of the Alliance for Change makes me vividly recall this story!The Cummingsburg Accord signed on Lover’s Day 2015, gave the Alliance for Change 40 per cent of the number of seats in Parliament and ministries in government. It was seen that just one month after assuming office in 2015 the AFC wanted to re-examine the Accord and as Moses Nagamootoo had suggested, ‘the accord itself is not something that is cast in stone. Things are going to be dynamic as we go along, and we will have to look at the dynamics of the situation’. However, the Accord was indeed ‘cast in stone’ since from that date until now it has remained inviolable even though Moses never chaired Cabinet. It was also seen that despite the fact that the AFC received the 40 per cent share, it was devoid of any real power since their ministers became mere figureheads or constitutional ‘nobodies’! They only agree or disagree as the situation demands. This may have been the primary reason why the AFC feels that they should be getting more than 40 per cent of the spoils and wanted badly to review the Cummingsburg Accord. They wanted real power!Therefore, the AFC ceaselessly clamored for a review. In November 2017, they demanded a review by February 14th, 2018, and Granger had agreed to that review. However, in 2018, the AFC missed its own deadline for the review, and Granger dropped the bombshell on February 15th 2018 that he saw no need to review the Accord. But Granger went further and challenged the AFC to prove their intrinsic value to the Coalition. They were asked to contest the Local Government Elections solo!The ‘fisherman’s wife’ wanted control. However, this insane obstinacy and greed for absolute power led to the AFC’s downfall, and exposed the fact that they are now ‘dead meat’ and of nominal value to the APNU. The ‘fit and proppa’ hype, the hallucinated and delusional boast, the extravagant waste of State resources, the lies, the deceits and the frauds serve only to expose and confirm the corrupt nature of the Alliance for Change! The voters had the final say on November 12th 2018, and the curse of the ‘fish prince’ was completed.However, the AFC predicament has now become worse than that of the ‘fisher man’s wife’. They could only eke two seats in the entire Region 6 and one APNU dominated area-New Amsterdam. Nagamootoo, the man who made four ‘sirened State’ visits to Whim, utilized the Government’s resources for AFC’s campaigning purposes; temporarily transferred his Office at Port Mourant to Whim for two months to whip up support; misled and misused students of Auchlyne Primary School and their parents for electioneering purposes; gave his blessings to the fraud, trickery and deceit unleashed on his ‘own people’ at Whim and the personal attack and framing of a PPP candidate for alleged arson followed by his ‘terrorists’ attacked on the PPP, miserably failed in his bid to have some semblance of relevance in the place where he claimed his ‘navel string juk’. He could only muster one PR seat from the ‘left over’ votes. The man who loves to compare himself with the Biblical Moses was totally rejected by the people of Whim/Bloomfield! He was soundly kicked out of the ‘promised land’!The same fate was met by his counterpart Khemraj Ramjattan, who made weekly ‘sirened’ trips to his place of birth, bought drinks for his cronies, doled out State resources, made threats of ‘fixing’ PPP supporters and also gave his blessing to the devious and illegal tactics used by the AFC to get backers and to sideline even their own member, resulted in complete rejection by the people. In his now famous parlance, he was told in no uncertain terms to ‘haul his ass’! The entire AFC could only get 944 votes in the whole of Region 6!I have written extensively on the corruption and cronyism in the AFC since 2011, and I have been ridiculed and was branded a liar and a ‘rogue’ councilor by the AFC. This was followed by an unceremonious expulsion, but I persevered and knew that one day the truth would come to light, and it has. Mahatma Gandhi once said that, ‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win’.The curse of the ‘fisherman’s wife’ is now complete!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuf
Eight hospitals, ETUs and clinics last Friday took delivery of medical supplies estimated at US$100,000 from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., during a program held at the Fish Market in Monrovia. LPRC Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, president of Eta Epsilon Lambada Chapter, before the distribution, said the donation was in response to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appeal to Liberians last July to join the fight against the then raging Ebola Virus Disease. “We realized that the Liberian government did not have the capacity to respond to the fight and therefore we made contact with our sorority friends in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, who mobilized to support the fight against the virus,” he said. He indicated that additional supplies, expected to arrive very soon, will also be distributed to hospitals outside Montserrado County. The Alpha Phi Alpha, he said, is a brotherhood organization that seeks to relieve humanity of difficulties, adding that the sorority will not relent untill the Ebola virus disease is eradicated from the country. He called on Liberians not to resort to complacency because of the drastic decline in Ebola infections. Responding on behalf of the Incident Management System, Health Assistant Minister Tolbert Nyeswah commended the fraternity, along with others, and noted that the supplies would go a long way to help sustain gains achieved so far in the Ebola eradication effort. Minister Nyeswah warned that Liberia is not yet out of danger, since “there are a couple of positive cases, here and there.” He urged Liberians to continue practicing Ebola preventive measures. He recounted Alpha Phi Alpha’s contributions since July 2014, and commended the organization for its continuous support to the national fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. Monrovia City Mayor, Mrs. Clara Doe Mvogo, also expressed appreciation to Alpha and urged Liberians to keep observing Ebola preventive measures to ensure the end of the virus in the country. Earlier, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who briefly joined the distribution event, commended Alpha Phi Alpha for their invaluable contribution to support the national effort. Vice President Joseph Boakai, also in a passing visit, expressed appreciation to Alpha Phi Alpha for the valuable contribution and promised 600 cartons of tuna fish to be delivered to the benefiting institutions. The eight beneficiaries are the Bensonville Hospital, Lakpazee Clinic, Clara Town Clinic, THT Hospital and Hotel Africa ETU. Others are Curren Lutheran Hospital in Zorzor, Lofa County, TB Annex Health Clinic and Duport Road Health Center.The items included examination gloves, surgical gloves, Clorox, wipes and surgical masks. The rest are assorted surgical items, ICU materials, injection needles, IV lines, syringes, tourniquets and spinal needles.On behalf of the recipients, Mr. Samuel Tarplah of the Unity Conference Center ETU, expressed gratitude to Alpha Phi Alpha and assured them and their U.S. based partners that the medical supplies would be used for the intended purposes. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys or cash donations. The Salvation Army says it has already seen an increase for toys this year. Toys for children aged 10 years old and up are needed the most, but all donations are welcome. Teenagers can be hard to shop for, but some suggestions are gift cards for iTunes, local clothing stores, and passes to the movies, skating or bowling.All donations will stay in Fort St. John to help local families.Moose FM is broadcasting live from Home Hardware throughout the Toy Drive. – Advertisement –
Let’s just say he’s showing a lot more promise than his dad at his age!James Love, son of well-known Laghey man Robert Love, shows Irish star Tommy Bowe how to go in for a try.Eight year old James was among dozens of youngsters at Letterkenny Rugby Club’s summer camp this week. Dad Robert (not to mention proud mum Catherine (nee Carson from Binnion Avenue), had every reason to be proud.We just can’t remember Robert ever having that turn of pace and natural skill.It obviously runs on his mother’s side of the family! ‘LOVE’ THE TURN OF PACE TOMMY? RUGBY ACE GETS LESSON FROM KIDS was last modified: July 20th, 2012 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 Rugby Club summer campTomy Bowe
Madondo’s goal scoring form has helped Jinja SS into semis. Courtesy.Quarter finals resultsKibuli SS 1(3)-1(1) Masaka SS Jinja SS 5-1 Citizen St Mary’s kitende 0(4)-0(3) Dynamic Nakaseke 2-0 Jinja ProgressiveSemi final Jinja SS vs Nakaseke 2pm St Mary’s Kitende vs Kibuli SS 4pmIn Coca-Cola post-primary schools football you just can never write off Kibuli SS. Never. They are the record champions. And like 2017 hosts Masaka SS found out the harsh way, yesterday, Kibuli can lose their nerves to the extent of clashing with a referee over a decision, concede from the spot… That is not all, they can even lose two players to red cards in the first half, but once they put their heads down to work, defeat is not their breakfast.The defending champions suffered a scare against a gritty Masaka SS side when they conceded a penalty and lost two players to send-off, with many watching from Masaka Recreation Ground all but writing off Kibuli. Not Kibuli themselves. The schools football powerhouse went on an exhibition of football grit that saw them battle with only nine men for nearly an hour to eventually dump out Masaka SS in post-match shootouts.Yesterday’s morning quarterfinal clash started with the odds basically pitted at 50-50 as hosts Masaka SS were good to provide the kind of challenge Kibuli would have to sweat to overcome. Masaka were hoping to better their semi-final exit last year. But Kibuli would have none of it. KCCA youngster Allan Okello wasted little time in weaving his magic, finding Adam Musisi in space and the Kibuli forward scored a beauty to put the defending champions in the driving seat.But moments later, the hosts were awarded a penalty that danger man Okoa converted. But not without incident. Kibuli players were riled and went to near brawl with the centre referee as the contested the decision. Police had to deploy momentarily, firing some volleys of tear gas canisters to manage the fans. When all was calm again, goal scorer Musisi and Captain Fred Tabu received their matching orders.Kibuli managed to hold their nerves as Masaka SS probed for a winner in vain, forcing the match into shoot-out lottery. Kibuli made the most of their luck count as they dispatched off the hosts, who could only convert once en route to losing 3-1.Kibuli SS team doctor Jack Walugembe was too tense to follow the penalties. Courtesy.Eric Kimbowa saves Kitende blushesIn the other semifinal, wasteful St Mary’s Kitende needed to hold their nerves in post-match shoot-outs against Dynamic SS Sonde. Kitende’s goalkeeper Eric Kimbowa proved the hero, saving Fahad Nsamba and Mustafa Toto’s penalties to send Kitende through 4-3.Meanwhile, Busoga region will have only Jinja SS in the semi-final today after Jinja Progressive were sent packing Nakaseke International College. The tournament’s dark horses ran out 2-0 winners to set up a mouthwatering clash with Jinja SS. Nakaseke knocked out St Juliana Gayaza in the round of 16.In the other game, Citizen High School, who knocked out blessed Sacrament Kimanya in the round of 16, ran out of both luck and steam and turned into cabbages that only served Jinja SS the easiest quarter-final encounter. Joel Madondo, the sleek-footed package that Jinja SS has unleashed upon the tournement, scored a hat-trick, with Ivan Wani and Ibrahim Sajjabi completing the 5-1 rout.The Jinja school, led by the tournament’s leading goalscorer in Madondo (11 goals), play Nakaseke International in the first semifinal at 2pm today. The first semi-final will be like a curtainraiser for the day’s biggest post-primary soccer rivalry when champions Kibuli SS take on tournament favourites and school power house St Mary’s Kitende in a repeat of last year’s final in Soroti where Kibuli emerged victourius.The Kibuli-Kitende semifinal at 4pm will bring together young starlets Zaga (Vipers) and Allan Okello (KCCA).firstname.lastname@example.orgComments
The deal was confirmed on Monday in a press briefing at the Champions Stadium (Photo by Agency)Barely a month to the start of the 2018/19 Startimes Uganda Premier League, Bright Stars have landed a sponsorship deal for the upcoming season.The club has on Monday morning signed a $40,000 deal with Yoshino Trading Company Limited.The duration of the sponsorship package is for one year and also comes with a new team bus.While announcing the deal at Champions stadium in Mwererwe on Monday, Shunsuke Nakanishi the President Yoshino Trading Company indicated that they are pleased to partner with Bright Stars FC.“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Bright Stars FC, said Nakamishi.“We believe our partnership will help the two parties achieve their respective targets.Ronald Mutebi, Bright Stars FC chairman thanked the new sponsors for choosing their club.”I thank our new sponsors Yoshino for choosing BrightStars FC.“We believe the partnership will take us a long way in improve as a team.““Many people want to go for already established brands but they chose to develop with us, something we have to be proud of.“I want to promise that as a club, we shall fulfill the agreed principles within the contract.Yoshino Trading Company is a major importer of cars in Uganda and have been in the business for the last six years.Bright Stars FC have in the past had Lato Milk, Ferro Mobile, Kings Bet and SMS One as sponsors.Comments Tags: bright starsShunsuke NakanishitopYoshino Trading Company Limited
A Donegal man has won the trip of a lifetime to the Mean Fiddler in New York.Adrian Forker won the popular Irish bar’s #BringMetoNYC competition to win the ultimate weekend trip to the USA.Adrian was in fifth place and recruited the services of Donegal Daily’s readers to back his campaign. “I only made the video and entered the competition for a bit of craic. 17,000 views later from all around the world, it was announced that I had won! I would like to thank everyone for all of their likes on the Facebook video.“Also, I would like to thank the staff at Donegal Daily for posting the article and helping to get me over the line. I am really looking forward to visiting New York and thankfully I can now catch a flight rather than attempting that swim again!“There will be a few Irish songs belted out in The Mean Fiddler Bar, that’s for sure!”If you want to check out Adrian’s entry, see below Donegal man scoops trip of a lifetime to New York! was last modified: May 1st, 2018 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:Adrian ForkerMean Fiddlernew york
Dine With Khayelitsha fosters nationa building and social cohesion. (Image and video: Redbull Amaphiko)Nation building and social cohesion are some of the outcomes of South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030 – and it all comes together when ordinary people put in a little effort.Nine friends from Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, founded Dine With Khayelitsha, a monthly dinner hosted in Site C, Khayelitsha, which brings together people of different races and social classes. The aim is to have frank conversations about social issues and break down racial boundaries.“We’re just a bunch of kids trying to change the hood,” Mpumelelo Sefalane, a co-founder, told Redbull Amaphiko. “That’s what we’re doing with Dine With Khayelitsha.“When white people come to the township, they usually come for charity work or as tourists. We want to change that and create a space where they can come and we can discuss real issues, and show them what township life is really about.”THE HOSTINGThe group of friends host dinners at nine houses on the first Friday of each month. Each house has its own theme, anything from entrepreneurship and leadership to land reform. The programme is run according to the dinner’s menu.Learn about Dine With Khayelitsha:“During the first course we’ll introduce everyone to each other and have a little ice-breaker to calm everyone’s nerves. For the main course, we discuss the topic of the night,” Sefalane said.It’s not all talk and no show though.“We want people to actually implement what we’ve been discussing throughout the night. So during dessert we get everyone to share how they’re going to change whatever we’ve been talking about.”The dinners also offer isiXhosa classes thanks to a partnership with social enterprise Ubuntu Bridge.KEEPING IT LOCALEverything from the food consumed to the entertainment is sourced from local suppliers. The food is cooked by aspiring chefs in Khayelitsha and after the dinner, guests head to Vintage Lounge, a local night spot, to wind down.Sefalane and his team want to break out of South Africa and take the concept of Dine With across the continent and all over the world. “We want to take this internationally – whether it’s London or Abu Dhabi. That’s our biggest vision.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A frontal boundary continues to try and exit the state today, but we still have moisture that we have to deal with from this system today, and it will be around through a good part of the day particularly in the south and east part of the state. If we draw a line from Cleveland to Cincinnati, rain will be prevalent south of that line most of the day, while north and east we see lesser chances. In fact, the NW quarter of the state likely just turns out partly sunny today. The heaviest rains can be in far south central parts of Ohio. Rain totals can be from .1″-.8″ still today, but the most general amount will be half an inch or less. Clearing will spread across the state today from NW to SE.We are sunny and dry for the rest of the week. Temps will be near normal tomorrow and Wednesday, but climbing a bit for late in the week. Clouds increase Friday afternoon.24 hour precip from late week/weekend eventA cold front moves through Ohio on Saturday, bringing rain totals of .25″-.75″ with 100% coverage. The rains are not the most newsworthy part of the frontal passage. The cold air behind the front is. Temps will fall off dramatically behind the front, leading to frost conditions possibly Sunday morning and Monday morning. We will clear out overnight Saturday night, which also aids the frost potential. 7 AM temps Sunday morning 10/13/19Sunshine dominates again for Monday through Wednesday. Temps will be normal to below over the northern half of the state, near normal in the south. Moving into the extended 11-16 day period, rain arrives for Thursday the 17th, and it could be heavier. Right now we are penciling in rain totals of .25″-1.25″ with 100% coverage. However, there is plenty of time for that system to weaken or otherwise move differently. We are dry for Friday the 18th with mostly sunny skies, and then partly to mostly sunny and cool for Saturday the 19th through Monday the 21st. We cant rule out showers to finish the 11-16 day period Tuesday the 22nd, and they can bring a quarter to half inch of moisture with 90% coverage.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Bryce AndersonDTN Senior Ag MeteorologistOMAHA (DTN) — Following several days of mostly dry conditions across most U.S. crop areas, a new round of stormy weather is indicated in the forecast for the next-to-last week of October. Rain and wind are featured; the heaviest rain amounts are pointed toward the Northern Plains and northern Midwest, where heavy snow and rain occurred during the Oct. 10-12 period.This new round of storms adds to crop calamities that have been noted and are still being analyzed. “Soybean harvest is more than 40 to 50 percentage points behind average in the northern belt (North and South Dakota, Minnesota),” said USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey. “And the big story is excess moisture.” During a NOAA central U.S. forecast webinar, Rippey noted that North Dakota topsoil moisture is a nation-high 62% surplus as of mid-October.Oncoming precipitation keeps the pressure on unharvested crops, especially in fields that incurred hard freeze damage (28 degrees Fahrenheit or below). “I think the lingering moisture and all that follows that — stalk molds, ear molds in corn, sprouting in the ear or pod, weak stalks and lodging … is the concern,” said South Dakota State Climatologist Laura Edwards. “All season … we have been hearing of so many issues.”Forecasts on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 showed only a confined bull’s-eye of heavy precipitation in eastern North Dakota. But, the Oct. 18 forecast model presentations included Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa in line for heavy precipitation of greater than 1 inch.“That heavier precipitation is fanning out and expanding over the northern and into the Eastern Corn Belt,” said DTN Senior Ag meteorologist Mike Palmerino. Storm elements could also include severe weather, with tornado development possible. “An active cold front in the eastern Midwest could lead to conditions for tornadoes,” Palmerino said.A drier pattern is forecast over the Central and Southern Plains and the western Midwest, but strong winds over these areas offer a mixed effect. “The winds will help dry the ground out for harvest, but where it’s already drier in the Southern Plains wheat areas, you could see the moisture get drawn down even more pretty quickly,” Palmerino said.Meanwhile, the specter of saturated soils in the Northern Plains leads to thoughts of an extended harvest season, even all the way into 2020. “When you’re waiting for the ground to freeze until harvesting, you may be waiting until the next year to be able to harvest,” said USDA Midwest Climate Hub Director Dennis Todey. “It could be a similar situation to the harvest in 2009.”Bryce Anderson can be reached at email@example.comFollow him on Twitter @BAndersonDTN(ES/)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.