UNHCR repatriates 300 Burundian refugees from Tanzania

first_imgThe United Nations refugee agency has started repatriating hundreds of Burundian refugees back to their country from neighbouring Tanzania.The government commissioner for the Kigoma region in northwestern Tanzania on Friday confirmed that the UNHCR had helped 300 refugees return home using public transport.At least 12,000 Burundian refugees are said to have signed up for the voluntary repatriation program.According to Maganga, an agreement between the UNHCR and Tanzania authorities will see 300 Burundians return home every week.More than 240,000 Burundian refugees have sought shelter in Tanzania. Most of them fled the political violence that gripped their country in 2015 following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial declaration that he would run for another term. He went on to win the vote, though international observers reported that it was marred by electoral irregularities.Tanzania’s government has been putting pressure on UNHCR to facilitate the repatriation of those refugees who want to return home.The Burundian government has also increased calls for its citizens to return home, assuring them of peace and security.last_img read more

Carnival event organizers warned to cleanup

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Carnival event organizers warned to cleanup by: Dominica Vibes News – February 7, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share 169 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) Jeno JacobThe organizers of carnival events have been warned to clean up after their activities or face the consequences. Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) Jeno Jacob said in an interview with Dominica Vibes on Friday 6 February, the abandonment of garbage by event’s organizers has become a great concern to the company. He said persons can be fined fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or face imprisonment for the act. “We are very much concerned about that, now its carnival season and we have a lot of festivities coming up and so the Corporation is just reminding people organizing events that they have 24 hours to remove the garbage or else action will be taken”.Jacob said the Corporation does not have the full capacity to remove the extra volume of garbage after these events. “The volume of litter that they generate is of concern to the Corporation and it is straining the ability of the Corporation to remove that volume of litter from the location where they are keeping the events,” he stated. Jacob informed that according to the Solid Waste Management Act of 2002, holders of events are responsible, within 24 hours, for the removal of the debris or waste from that location and it is not the responsibility of the Corporation.However, he advised that the Corporation can make arrangements with the organizers to collect the garbage at a price. “The Corporation is also willing to remove whatever waste that they generate from those locations for them at a fee and we have forms available at village council offices”.He added that the Corporation will assist in that regard “because most times that garbage remains in the environment, it’s blown by the winds and dogs and cats go in those bags of garbage and it looks quite unsightly in the environment”.last_img read more

Kroger encourages shoppers to donate milk to food banks

first_imgSeptember is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign from Feeding America – the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country. In honor of Hunger Action Month, The Kroger Co. family of stores is partnering with Feeding America and the country’s dairy farmers and milk companies to encourage its shoppers to “pour it forward” by donating nutrient-rich milk to families in need in their local communities. Milk isn’t just a drink – it’s a nutrient powerhouse providing nine essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving. But it is missing at food banks in communities across the country because it is rarely donated. In fact, milk is one of the items most requested by Feeding America food bank clients each year.advertisementadvertisementOn average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person, per year. But this September, Kroger family of stores customers have the ability to help change that in their communities by donating $1, $3 or $5 at checkout.Every donation will help deliver milk to a local family facing hunger. All donations collected go directly to Feeding America food banks that service the local community where the donation was made.“We know our customers care deeply about the issue of hunger in their local communities and are willing to donate dry goods, but it’s more difficult to provide fresh, perishable items like milk,” says Lynn Marmer, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “We are honored to partner with Feeding America for the second year in a row. The ‘Pour It Forward’ program makes it so simple to give hope by the gallon and provide milk to families in need across the country.”Pour It ForwardThis is the second year Kroger has hosted the Pour It Forward program in its stores. Last year’s effort generated more than 100,000 gallons of milk for families in need in communities across the country.“We are pleased to have Kroger as a partner for the Pour It Forward program and are thankful for their help in filling our food banks with an additional source of protein,” says Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “Milk remains one of the most requested and least available items in food banks, and Kroger is helping to change that for the families who need it most.”advertisementThe Pour It Forward program is the latest in a rich history of fighting hunger, including Kroger’s “Bringing Hope to the Table” initiative, an ongoing hunger-relief program that helps bring much needed funds to Feeding America food banks nationwide. These funds help food banks purchase new trucks, refrigeration equipment, computers and other resources critical to their mission.What you can do todayThrough the end of September, the Kroger family of stores is inviting customers to “pour it forward” by donating $1, $3 or $5 at checkout to help local families get the nutrient-rich milk they’re missing out on. Customers should check with their local stores for details.Donations are also collected online by visiting the Pour It Forward page on the Bringing Hope to the Table website. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is delivered to a local Feeding America food bank in your very own community.  PD—From The Kroger Co. news releaselast_img read more

Mulai 7 Juli, Garuda Indonesia Siapkan 14 Pesawat untuk Layani Penerbangan Haji

first_imgTotal jamaah haji Indonesia tahun 2019 yang akan diberangkatkan mencapai 111.071 jamaah. Para jamaah tersebut akan diterbangkan dengan 14 pesawat Garuda Indonesia, diantaranya adalah pesawat jenis Boeing 777 (kapasitas 393 seat), Airbus 330 (kapasitas 360 seat) dan Boeing 744 (kapasitas 455 seat).Penerbangan fase keberangkatan rencananya akan dimulai pada tanggal 7 Juli 2019 sampai dengan 5 Agustus 2019. Gelombang 1 fase keberangkatan tersebut akan diberangkatkan menuju Madinah dari tanggal 7 Juli 2019 sampai dengan 19 Juli 2019. Sedangkan gelombang 2 fase keberangkatan akan diberangkatkan menuju Jeddah pada tanggal 20 Juli 2019 sampai dengan 5 Agustus 2019. Sedangkan untuk penerbangan fase kepulangan akan dimulai dari tanggal 17 Agustus 2019 sampai dengan 15 September 2019.Sementara Gelombang 1 fase kepulangan tersebut akan diberangkatkan dari Jeddah dari tanggal 17 Agustus 2019 sampai dengan 29 September 2019. Sedangkan gelombang 2 fase kepulangan akan diberangkatkan dari Madinah pada tanggal 30 Agustus 2019 sampai dengan 15 September 2019.Pada penerbangan Haji tahun 2019/1440 H ini, Garuda Indonesia akan menerbangkan sebanyak 111.071 jamaah yang tergabung dalam 284 kelompok terbang (kloter) dari 9 embarkasi, yaitu embarkasi Banda Aceh (4.711 jamaah), embarkasi Medan (8.641 jamaah), embarkasi Padang (7.035 jamaah), embarkasi Jakarta (19.650 jemaah), embarkasi Solo (34.882 jamaah), embarkasi Balikpapan (6.825 jamaah), embarkasi Makassar (18.190 jamaah) dan embarkasi Lombok (4.967 jamaah).Baca juga: Siasati Puncak Musim Haji, Bandara Arab Saudi Adopsi Teknologi Gelang RFID Seperi pada layanan tahun lalu, Garuda Indonesia juga meningkatkan jumlah awak kabin haji yang berasal dari putra putri terbaik daerah yang berasal dari masing-masing daerah embarkasi. Tujuan Garuda Indonesia merekrut awak kabin dari daerah-daerah embarkasi tersebut adalah merupakan bagian dari “pelayanan” Garuda Indonesia kepada para jemaah – khususnya untuk mengatasi kendala komunikasi (bahasa). Garuda Indonesia juga menghadirkan berbagai pilihan hiburan In-flight Entertainment bernuansa islami di setiap penerbangannya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPenerbangan Haji 2019 Rampung, Garuda Indonesia Catatkan OTP 89 Persen!16/09/2019In “Domestik”Angkut 104 Ribu Jamaah Haji, Garuda Indonesia Siapkan 14 Pesawat Wide Body02/04/2019In “Bandara”Dengan OTP 91,20 Persen, Garuda Indonesia Tuntaskan Fase Pemberangkatan Calon Jamaah Haji 201907/08/2019In “Bandara” Ilustrasi angkutan Haji. Sumber: garuda-indonesia.com Menyambut musim keberangkatan Jamaah Haji 2019/1440H, Garuda Indonesia menyatakan kesiapannya dalam pelaksanaan operasional yang penerbangan perdana akan dimulai pada tanggal 7 Juli 2019 mendatang. Untuk memastikan operasional penerbangan Haji berjalan lancar, Garuda Indonesia Group telah melakukan berbagai upaya persiapan seperti perawatan armada, sistem ground handling, layanan inflight catering, termasuk persiapan awak kabin dan pilot yang akan bertugas selama periode penerbangan Haji.Baca juga: Convair 340, Pesawat Garuda Indonesia yang Terbangkan Jemaah Haji di Tahun 1956 Direktur Utama Garuda Indonesia Ari Askhara mengatakan dalam catatan tertulis yang diterima KabarPenumpang.com (5/7) menyebutkan, “Dengan berbagai upaya persiapan yang telah dilaksanakan dengan sebaik-baiknya, kiranya penerbangan Haji tahun ini akan dapat berjalan dengan lancar, tepat waktu dan memberikan kenyamanan kepada seluruh jamaah Haji Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia optimistis dapat memberikan kinerja terbaik dalam operasional penerbangan haji tahun ini.last_img read more

Trapped Alaska Airline Ramp Attendant “Had Fallen Asleep”

first_imgABC’s Alex Stone reports… The ramp agent was an employee of Menzies Aviation. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaskan Airlines flight from Seattle to Los Angeles had to be turned around for an emergency landing today.center_img Stone: “Just after take-off from Seattle, passengers reported hearing banging and screaming coming from the belly of the plane, it was believed a stow away might’ve been in the wheel well. The captain declared an emergency and returned to Seattle. Upon landing, Alaska Airlines says a ramp agent, the people who handle the bags, was found inside the cargo hold. Alaska Airlines said the ramp worker said he fell asleep in the belly of the plane, when he awoke he was locked in. It is pressurized and temperature controlled, the ramp agent is OK and the airline is working now to figure out how the worker got locked in.”last_img read more

South Korean sweep skating medals

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NAGANO – South Korean skaters swept the gold and silver medals in both the men’s and women’s 1,500-meter events Friday on the first day of the World Cup short track speed skating meet.Ko Gi Hyun and Joo Min Jin were one-two in the women’s event at Teisan Ice Skate Training Center in Nagano Prefecture while Lee Seung Jae and Kim Dong Sung took the top two medals in the men’s final. center_img Chinese skaters Yang Yang (A) and Li Jiajun took the bronze medals in the women’s and men’s event respectively. Japan’s best showing of the day was turned in by Chikage Tanaka who squeezed out a fourth place in the women’s final while Japan’s Naoya Tamura finished fourth in the men’s race but was disqualified for path obstruction with one lap to go. last_img read more

Club in ‘dilemma’ over Norwich City’s interest in player – Chief…

first_imgIt was also explained the Canaries wanted to take the 19-year-old ‘immediately’ in the winter transfer window. He is currently on loan at Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen from Ajax.The centre-back has featured regularly for Heerenveen and has contributed to six goals (two goals + four assists) in the league. The Premier League club’s interest in acquiring the teenager’s services has also been reported by Votebal International.VI explains Norwich’s desire to sign the Dutchman has resulted in a ‘dilemma’ at Ajax. They are not sure if they plan to retain Botman or sell him in January.Embed from Getty ImagesShould they opt in to cash in, Ajax will then have to compensate Heerenveen because they had agreed a season-long loan deal last summer.Meanwhile, Heerenveen technical director Gerry Hamstra has responded to reports of Norwich’s interest in Botman.“We have a contract for a year. Furthermore, I can’t say anything about it,” Hamstra told Leeuwarder Courant.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo Earlier today, we carried a report from De Telegraaf, who explained Norwich City have registered their interest in Sven Botman.last_img read more

16 smashing dribbles against Atlanta; Neymar with Messi’s record

first_imgLisbon: Neymar’s game against Atlanta ensured that PSG reached the Champions League semi – finals. Although Neymar missed the golden opportunity to shake the goal net in the fifth minute of the first half, Neymar had a touch on both last-minute goals.Neymar also holds the record for most goals in a Champions League semi – final since 1995. Neymar now shares the record for most dribbles in a match with Messi.Neymar scored 16 dribbles against Atlanta. In a previous Champions League match, 16 dribbles came from the feet of Messi and Javier Sanetti alone. Messi scored 16 dribbles against Manchester United in 2008.With just minutes to go, it seemed like a night that Neymar and PSG would not like. In the 27th minute, Mario Pasalich scored the third goal of the series. Despite his superiority, Neymar was unable to shake the goal net. Neymar missed two chances in the first 45 minutes.In the 90th minute, Neymar found the back of the net to find the back of the net. Shortly after injury time, Neymar sealed the lead with Mbabane in the Atlanta box.last_img read more

GFA sweat on opponent for Paris friendly

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association is sweating on an opponent for a friendly game in Paris during the Black Stars’ camping in France, but insist it would not affect their plans for the 2010 World Cup.The GFA has marked May 27 down as a potential friendly international date in Paris, two days before they round up their camp in France, but GFA vice-president and Black Stars management committee chairman Fred Pappoe says nothing is confirmed yet.“We would want to play a friendly game in France whiles we are camped there, he tells KickOffGhana.com “It’s something we have not come to an agreement on. We have a number of potential opponents, but they would want us to play at other venues in Europe and we do not want that. We think it would be too much travelling and running around.“The fact of the matter is that we are prepared to do without that friendly. If we do not get a friendly then no sweat, we would spend the time profitably.”Ghana has two confirmed games against Holland on June 1 and Latvia in Milton Keynes, England on June 5 before travelling to South Africa the following day.Source: Kickoff.comlast_img read more

Willamette Speedway opener is April 14

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – With one test and tune session under their belt, IMCA Modifieds will open the 2018 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Willamette Speedway this Satur­day, April 14.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the front gates open at 3:30 p.m. for the Cabin Fever lidlifter. Racing is at 6 p.m.“This season, there are so many great events throughout the year,” commented Race Director Jeremy Means. “Hopefully Mother Nature cooperates and we can get some racing in.”One big change is that two-day racing dates will be going from Saturday-Sunday to Friday-Satur­day.  Also, Fast Fridays will be coming to Willamette for the first time and will have a special $5 general admission price.Regular race night tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and juniors, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is $35.Season passes are discounted and include all races: Adults $390, seniors, military and juniors $275, youth $135 and family pass $540. Rates without the World of Outlaws are adults $350, sen­iors, military and juniors $240 and youth $125.Information about group rates on grandstand admission and VIP booths is available by calling 360 903-5785 or emailing MichelleP_Willamette@comcast.net.last_img read more