Namibia: Women's Parliament to Meet Over HIV Infections   
[New Era] Windhoek -Civil Society Organisations, United Nations agencies and other partners are working with the SADC Parliamentary Forum to hold the first ever Women's Parliament in Mahe, Seychelles next week from Wednesday to Thursday.
          Multimediaberater Tobias Schleret stellt sich vor   
Tobias Schleret lebt bereits seit gut fünfzehn Jahren in Füssen. Aufgewachsen ist er im südwestafrikanischen Namibia, wo seine Eltern damals lebten, ehe sie ins Allgäu zogen. Seinen Job als Filialleiter eines Elektronikfachgeschäftes hat er im Februar an den Nagel gehängt, um sich endlich selbstständig zu machen. „Mir ist immer wieder aufgefallen, dass der benötigte Service …
          The Economic Development In Africa Report 2017 ‘Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth’   

Geneva, 29 June 2016 – Reaching the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, having a medical procedure in Tunisia, observing Rhino’s at an eco-lodge in Namibia, rafting the Zambezi River, these are all forms of a growing and eclectic tourism industry in Africa. This year, UNCTAD’s ‘Economic Development in Africa Report 2017’ focuses on ‘Tourism for transformative […]

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          The Economic Development In Africa Report 2017 ‘Tourism For Transformative And Inclusive Growth’ (Media Advisory)   

  THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA REPORT  2017 ‘TOURISM FOR TRANSFORMATIVE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH’   Geneva, June 2016 – Reaching the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, having a medical procedure in Tunisia, observing Rhino’s at an eco-lodge in Namibia, rafting the Zambezi River, these are all forms of a growing and eclectic tourism industry in Africa. This […]

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          Namibia: State-Owned Railway Firm 'Blackmailed' Govt   
[Namibian] Leaders at the broke TransNamib threatened to cut jobs and declare bankruptcy earlier this year in what appears to be blackmail to arm-twist government into paying N$240 million as bailout.
          A Pan-African agenda for the 21st century   
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Notes on the opening session of the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Cultural and Intellectual Festival

On Monday 26 June 2017, a most important event for the future of the Global African family took place on African soil at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.  It was a gathering of Africans and pan-Africanists, academics, activists, political leaders, students and youth from all over the world at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival. 

In a day characterised by seriousness of purpose, commonality of ideas and sense of mission, the foundation of the meeting was set by Kwame Nkrumah Chair of African Studies Professor Horace Campbell who, in welcoming the participants, provided what can only be described as a masterful “update” of the state of the black condition globally. Prof Campbell achieved the simultaneous goal of updating participants on the specific struggles in specific regions but also demonstrated to all and sundry how their struggles are interlinked.

In what was described, by Joseph Engwenyu, a historian from Uganda, as the most powerful opening ceremony to any global conference that he has ever attended, nowhere was left untouched and analysed in Campbell’s welcome: from the struggles against neo-liberalism in Latin America and the deliberate overthrow of the ordered states of Libya, Iraq and Syria and North Africa and the Middle East, significantly worsening the lives of black citizens in these countries, but more importantly, reversing the possibilities of the economic and material advancement of the pan-African project which was being led by Libya.

In his roll call, Campbell noted the physical absence of Haiti, but was moved to invoke their presence in spirit, since he affirmed that it is impossible to hold a gathering of this nature without acknowledging Haiti, for its sacrifices in igniting the flame of African liberation globally.

Significantly, too, Campbell highlighted the fact of the re-articulation of renewed imperialist aggression by the United States against people of colour, both within and outside its borders. Arising out of this assessment, Campbell emphasised that the ultimate aim of the conference was to establish modes of deepening African unity and to identify concrete practical steps for charting the way forward as an agenda for pan-Africanism in the twenty-first century.

This theme of the need for unity was sustained and reinforced by strong solidarity messages, the most symbolic being delivered by Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Ghana’s founding president and eminent pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah, who insisted on the need to re-affirm Nkrumah’s message of continental unity: one economy, one currency, one army, one foreign policy and one government.  Given the convening of a conference called under the name of Kwame Nkrumah, it was a significant wake-up call, which placed the ultimate vision of Nkrumah squarely at the centre of the consciousness of the participants.

The opening ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana Professor Ebenezer Owusu. After the welcome statement by the Director of the Institute of African Studies Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, there were solidarity messages from Barbados, the former Prime Minister of Namibia, Nahas Nangula, representative of the Polisario liberation forces of Western Sahara, Mr M. M. Buyema and Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah. The President of Ghana was represented by Professor Kwesi Yankah, Deputy Minister of Education.

The highlight of the gathering of this opening ceremony of more than 400 persons in the Great Hall of the University of Ghana was the feature address, delivered by the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, whose contribution set the analytical and a programmatic guideline for the way forward for pan-Africanism to the mid-twenty-first century.

On reflecting upon the African condition in the context of the Western world’s claim to fighting a war on terror, Prof Beckles noted that no part of the world has had a more brutal experience of terrorism than the Caribbean under European slavery. Having established this fact, Beckles therefore set the stage for reflecting on a future pan-African project.

His proposed program was framed within a recounting of the stance taken by the major African states at the UN Durban World Conference Against Racism in which, according to his recounting, the formal leaders of Africa abandoned the Caribbean delegations in their call for reparations.  The powerful symbol left by Beckles was that of a mother (Africa) abandoning her scattered children (the Caribbean). He insisted that something had been broken and needed to be repaired. 

Beckles framed his argument on the basis that the Caribbean had “done its part” for Africa, from its intellectual, moral and organisational contribution to the struggles against colonialism and independence through the work of pan-Africanists like George Padmore, to the struggle against apartheid as seen in the work of reggae artistes like Bob Marley, to the military contribution of Cuba in Southern Africa. According to Beckles’s narrative, the children had never walked away from the mother, and that Africa, by turning her back on her children in their hour of need, had inflicted a deep wound in the relationship that needed to be healed.  Beckles therefore suggested that before any further forward movement could occur, the African mother would have to reach out to her children in global Africa, as part of the process of healing.

Symbolism aside, this call for the African mother to reach out to her children set the scene for the offering of practical and programmatic agenda which would emerge in the conference. This not only included the role of Africa in supporting the call to spearhead a reparations movement, but it forced upon the conference the need to think about the kind of agenda around which a program of reaching out between Africa and the Caribbean could be built.  This represents the first framework for a future pan-African agenda.

The second inference by Beckles, which created a framework for a future program of action for pan-Africanism, was his own recognition of a split between African states and African civil society, which was symbolised in Durban with the support for reparations from African civil society but a rejection of the call for reparations by the states. This recognition of the split over reparations was seen as symptomatic of a deeper crisis of the post-colonial independent state, in which elites have been cut off from the aspirations of the people.

This set the tone for a second major agenda issue of the conference: the need to re-examine the failures of an elite-led independence project and, relatedly, the failures of an elite-led pan-African project. Indeed, this has, at the time of writing, constituted a major aspect of the theoretical and practical aspects of the conference, with many of the papers focussing on re-examining the ideas of Walter Rodney, CLR James, George Padmore, WEB Dubois, Amilcar Cabral, Frantz Fanon, Kwame Nkrumah and others.

In addition, the question of overcoming many of the specific aspects of the failure and reversal of the independence and Pan-Africanism have been placed on the agenda. Thus, issues of education, land reform, an African currency, economic sovereignty, integration, indeed, a re-examining of every major aspect of the ongoing failures of post-colonial experience, was inspired by the recognition of the split between civil society and states.

Finally, above all else, the conference theme was “Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation”. The conference, and opening ceremony, created an excellent platform for future links between education institutions between Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America, and the rethinking of the substance of education into a future pan-African project, towards meeting the African Union’s goal of a unified Africa by the year 2063.

Given the energy of the conference, the crisis of global capitalism, the sense of mission, and the feeling of the urgency of moment, Professor Campbell was moved to warn that African unity will come before 2063.  We await the formal release of the Accra Declaration of Action, as a way forward towards pan-Africanism into the twenty-first Century.

* TENNYSON S.D. JOSEPH teaches in the Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He is a prolific writer who pens a weekly column in the Nation. He is the author of Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945–2010, University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

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          Mushara Elephant Project Celebrates 25 Years With New Season in Namibia   
This season marks the 25th year of the Mushara Elephant Project, but the first few days were a little too chaotic to absorb the magnitude of this momentous occasion. We arrived at Mushara the first night of the waxing moon with much to set up before nightfall. A few bulls came and went as we got ourselves situated, allowing ourselves a break at sunset to soak in the beauty of this remote oasis.
          Video: Mike Cotty rides a loop from cycling hotbed Girona with Dan Craven    
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          HIV rate high among men who have sex with men   
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- The objectives of the IBBSS were to measure the prevalence of HIV-AIDS and its associated risk factors, and to assess the uptake of prevention, care ...

          Super Eagles favoured to soar   

With Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.


          Eto'o scores in Cameroon win   
Cameroon, Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi each recorded victories on Saturday in qualifying for South Africa 2008.

          Looking For A Cruise With A Difference?   
Cruise ship companies are continuing to add ships to their fleets and they are also becoming far more imaginative with the cruise itineraries that they are providing. The Caribbean and Mediterranean are still the most popular cruising destinations, but there is now a large range of exiting cruises that are available around the World.




This article attempts to give you some inspiration on where you should think about taking your next cruise holiday.




South America can offer a huge range of diverse cruises ranging from a trip up the Amazon to the throbbing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires as well as offering natural wonders like the Galapagos Islands, Chilean Fjords and the Andes mountains.




Many of these cruises start from US ports and otherssail from the major South American cities. The majority of cruises to the Antarctica start from Ushuaia in southern Argentina. Several cruise companies including Voyages of Discovery and Hurtigruten offer expedition-style Antarctica cruises.




Dubai, as well as being a luxury holiday destination is starting to become an established cruise port. Costa Cruises is sailing seven cruise itineraries in 2009 calling at Abu Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.




Dubai and other gulf ports often feature on world or repositioning cruises which means you can pick up a cruise bargain by choosing one of these cruises.




North Africa is well served by many cruise ships that also include the Mediterranean but what about the rest of Africa? Some world cruises sail down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town, as an alternative to cruising through the Suez Canal in Egypt.




Cruising the west coast means that you can visit countries such as Senegal, Gambia and Namibia as well as the Cape Verde Islands and St Helena. In southern and eastern Africa some cruise lines offer departures from Cape Town and also the Kenyan holiday resort of Mombasa.




Silversea Cruises offers several trips from these ports which call at destinations such as Zanzibar, Madagascar and Assumption Island. Hebridean International Cruises and Voyages of Discovery are also featuring cruises around this region.




Cruises to Alaska are still as popular as ever. These cruisese start from Seattle or Vancouver and make their way up the Inside Passage taking in some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. NCL, Princess and Royal Caribbean are just some of the cruise lines offering Alaskan cruises, which can also be combined with a land tour.




The Baltic is the second most popular cruise region in the European summer season. A Baltic cruise would visit the stunning cities of St Peterburg, Stockholm and Tallinn, whilst of course Norway offers the incredible Fjords, the midnight sun and The Northern Lights. Hurtigruten is famed for its coastal voyages around Norway.




The Far East and in particular China has seen a big growth in cruise customers. Many cruises start from Hong Kong and cruise north to China and Japan. Other cruises head south where you will cruise to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.




Australia and New Zealand feature on most world cruises by cruise companies such as P&O, Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean.




So, what are you waiting for? Cruising has never been more popular and with the ever increasing choice of both exotic and exploration cruises available there has never been a better time to book a cruise.


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          „Global Gladiators“ - „Das war für sie ein Schock“ - So erlebten Lillys TV-Kollegen ihre Abrechnung mit Boris Becker   
Da fühlten auch die Konkurrenten mit. Während Nadine Angerer, Oliver Pocher und Mario Galla nach Wochen der Entbehrungen für die ProSieben-Wüstensendung „Global Gladiators“ in Namibia endlich eine liebe Botschaft von Familie oder Freunden erhielten, ging einzig Lilly Becker leer aus. Es gebe „leider keine Nachricht“ für sie, wurde ihr lediglich mitgeteilt. Und sie rastete aus.
          THREE-HORNED RHINOCEROSES AND ALBRECHT DÜRER'S SHOULDER-HORNED SURPRISE   

Digital creation of a three-horned white rhinoceros (digital manipulation © Dr Karl Shuker using a public domain photograph)


There was the forest three-horned dark rhino that would be in small herds that would occasionally run into the snares of man. These forest rhinos were deemed by many as a prized possession.

   Douglas S. Taylor – Sword of Souls: Chronicles of Caledon


The three-horned rhinoceroses referred to in the above quotation are fictitious, but factual records do indeed exist of rhino specimens possessing extra (supernumerary) horns. Of the five species of rhinoceros alive today, two of them (the great Indian Rhinoceros unicornisand the Javan R. sondaicus) each typically sports one horn, whereas the other three (the Sumatran Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, African white Ceratotherium simum, and African black Diceros bicornis) each typically sports two. Very rarely, however, exceptions to this standard rule arise, and as reported widely in the media during late December 2015 one such exception has lately been encountered and photographed in Namibia's Etosha National Park by 73-year-old Jim Gibson.

Eschewing its species' normal two-horn condition (and its taxonomic name too), the adult black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis(translating as 'two-horned two-horned') in question also bears a slender but distinctive, forward-curving third horn, sprouting forth from the centre of its brow (click hereto see photos of this singular beast, and hereto view a short video clip of it). Its extra horn would not cause this rhino any discomfort; and if resulting from a non-genetic developmental abnormality occurring when the rhino was a foetus, it would not be inherited by any of its offspring. If caused by a mutant gene, however, it could be inherited - this latter situation probably explaining why triple-horned black rhinoceroses were once quite common around Zambia’s Lake Young.

On 10 February 1906, big game hunter Abel Chapman shot a three-horned black rhinoceros at Elmenteita in British East Africa (now Kenya), and a photograph of Chapman posing alongside its head subsequently appeared in his book Retrospect: 1851-1928 (1928). That same book also included a drawing of this animal. And a similar specimen was exhibited alive at Lisbon Zoo, Portugal, as documented in two International Zoo Yearbook reports of 1978.

Digital creation of a three-horned black rhinoceros (digital manipulation © Dr Karl Shuker using a public domain photograph)

Three-horned examples of unspecified two-horned rhinoceros species in southern Africa were alluded to by Swedish explorer-naturalist Charles J. Andersson in his book Lake Ngami (1861), which documented his four years spent exploring southwestern Africa, including time spent during 1854 at this nowadays very famous but then newly-discovered lake in Botswana:

I have met persons who told me that they have killed rhinoceroses with three horns; but in all such cases (and they have been but few), the third, or posterior horn is so small as to be scarcely perceptible.

Even Linnaeus mentioned three-horned rhinoceroses - to his description of the black rhinoceros in Gmelin’s edition (1788) of Systema Naturae was added: “Rarior est Rhinoceros tricornis, tertia cum cornu ex alterato priorem excrescente”. In the past, moreover, Sumatran native hunters asserted that three-horned specimens of the Sumatran rhinoceros were occasionally met with too.

In most cases, the extra horn is usually nothing more than a small, rounded knob - a rudimentary third horn positioned behind the two normal ones. Similarly, towards the end of the 19th Century, London Zoo exhibited a female great Indian rhinoceros that bore a rudimentary second horn upon her forehead. Alternatively, a pseudo-third horn can develop via the splitting into two of one of the normal, pre-existing horns, as seen in the following photograph of one such zoo specimen:

Captive rhinoceros with pseudo-third horn (© Owen Burnham)

Occasionally, even more extreme cases are recorded. One such individual was the abnormal female black rhinoceros shot during August 1904 in a dense covert west of Kenya’s Jambeni Mountains, at an elevation of 4150 ft above sea-level, and reported by Colonel W.H. Broun in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London on 14 November 1905. In addition to the two normal horns, this rhino had a third, rudimentary horn between its ears, plus a fourth, equally diminutive example located about 4 in further back.

During his extensive black rhinoceros researches, renowned German zoologist Dr Bernard Grzimek encountered reports of a five-horned specimen, and even of rhinos with horns growing out of their bodies. He also suggested that the famous woodcut of a great Indian rhinoceros bearing an incongruously-sited horn on its shoulder produced by Albrecht Dürer in 1515 (and later copied by Conrad Gesner in his Historiae Animalium, Liber I, 1551) may have been truly based upon an abnormally horned specimen.

Albrecht Dürer’s famous shoulder-horned rhinoceros woodcut (public domain)

At one time, this idea was discounted in favour of the theory that the horn was either an error on the part of Dürer, or, if genuine, merely an excrescence developed by the rhinoceros in question during its long confinement in the ship bringing it from India to Portugal’s King Manuel the Great, at Lisbon (the king then offering it up as a gift to Pope Leo X). Moreover, as discussed in 1961 via an entire paper on the subject written by Dr K.C.A. Schulz and published in African Wild Life, rough sores of a horny nature have been observed for some time among black rhinos too.

However, Grzimek’s view was reinforced in spring 1968, when Prof. Heini Hediger photographed a white rhinoceros living in San Francisco Zoo that bore a bona fide, unequivocal shoulder horn, measuring some 4 in high. Prof. Hediger subsequently documented this distinctive creature via an illustrated Zoologische Garten article published in 1970.

At present, the precise reasons for the development of extra horns by rhinoceroses remain relatively unclear. In some cases, a genetic origin is indicated, especially when they involve several multi-horned specimens inhabiting one specific locality, as with the Lake Young individuals. Injury-induced development (echoing the ‘excrescence theory’ for Dürer’s specimen) may also occur - as documented from various antelopes and deer possessing supernumerary (and often oddly located) horns, sometimes emerging from the forehead, face, or even sites on the body.

Digital creation of a three-horned southern white rhinoceros (photograph and digital manipulation © Dr Karl Shuker)

NB – As noted in their respective credits above, all of the photographs of three-horned rhinoceroses included here have been created by me via digital manipulation of existing photographs of normal two-horned specimens, because although, as this present article of mine unequivocally demonstrates, rhinos with supernumerary horns are a reality, I am not aware of any existing photos of such specimens other than those of the above-documented Namibian individual and the photo in Abel Chapman's book depicting him alongside his three-horned rhino head (unfortunately, however, I have so far been unable to obtain sight of this latter picture). Consequently, if anyone knows of any photographs depicting supernumerary-horned rhinos, or drawings based upon documented specimens of such creatures, I would greatly welcome details.

Finally: if three-horned rhinoceroses are not exotic enough for you, how about three-humped camels and a bull African elephant with two trunks? If you think that I'm joking, be sure to click here on ShukerNature and discover that I'm not!

This ShukerNature blog article is excerpted and greatly expanded from my book Extraordinary Animals Revisited.






             
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sun. June 25, 2017--Hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe
Listen to the Sun. June 25, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire.

To hear the podcast of this episode just click on the following URL:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/panafricanjournal/2017/06/25/pan-african-journal-special-worldwide-radio-broadcast

The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government which stated that Qatar must comply with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) demands or a permanent severing of relations will occur; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he has ratified the transfer of two islands to Saudi Arabia; Kenyan military forces have detained several United States soldiers for attempting to enter South Sudan illegally; and the Republic of Namibia has been assessed as a success on the African continent.

In the second hour we look back at the 57th anniversary of the independence of the former Belgian Congo which resulted a coup against Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and his subsequent assassination. Finally we continue our monthlong tribute to Black Music Month with a focus on the life, times and contributions of Etta James.

          Skeleton Coast   

La Namibia è meta ogni anno di un numero sempre maggiore di turisti italiani, attratti dalle ormai famosissime dune rosse di Sossusvlei e dai tanti animali del Parco di Etosha, una delle più grandi ed importanti riserve naturali in Africa.

Questo libro fotografico invita a scoprire la meno frequentata ma altrettanto straordinaria regione costiera, comunemente conosciuta come "Skeleton Coast" a causa degli innumerevoli relitti di navi e scheletri di animali disseminati lungo il litorale.

Gigantesche dune che si gettano nell'Atlantico, spiagge senza fine affollate da colonie di otarie, letti di fiumi effimeri popolati da antilopi, elefanti e leoni e remoti insediamenti di cercatori di diamanti abbandonati ed invasi dalla sabbia regalano emozioni senza pari.

L'autore, affascinato da questo tratto di costa africana ancora autenticamente selvaggio ed incontaminato, l'ha più volte percorso per la sua intera lunghezza, non solo via terra ma anche dall'alto con aeroplani ed elicotteri al fine di catturarne le immagini più suggestive.

Questo libro contiene una selezione di circa 140 scatti a colori, corredati da testi esplicativi in italiano ed inglese ed alcuni approfondimenti sugli aspetti più avvincenti della storia di questa terra.


          Namibia: Bid to Protect Marine Areas Outside National Jurisdictions   
[Namibian] THE Abidjan Convention has called on all its member states to be part of the ongoing negotiations towards establishing a global legally-binding agreement aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of the marine biodiversity areas beyond national jurisdiction.
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According to Zuni mythology, the Bear fetish is the Guardian of the West and has the power to heal and transform human passions into true wisdom. They believe that Bear is invaluable whenever you are faced with change and transition and that it can be your ally when you are attempting to resolve conflict, forgive yourself or others for errors of the past, or when you are faced with new challenges in your spiritual path. There is a particular kind of depression of the spirit sometimes associated with the deep introspective stage of transition and change. When this occurs, Bear is a reminder that there is a parallel between depression and the natural state known as hibernation, when involvement with the outer world is minimized in order to focus more energy on the inner processes necessary for a successful transition.

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tiger eye is a quartz with rich yellow and brown stripes, and a fine golden luster. when viewed from the opposite direction, the colors are reversed. the oriented fibers of crocidolite are twisted or crumpled instead of straight, reminiscent of sand and sunlight. tigereye is also vitreous (hard, unbendable and glasslike). with its strong chatoyance, the gemstone gets its name from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger. Roman soldiers reportedly wore tigereye for protection in battle, and the stone was thought to be all-seeing due to its ocular appearance. however, tigereye made its gemstone debut sometime in the late 19th century. tigereye is found mainly in South Africa, but also in Australia, Burma, Namibia and California in the USA.

agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. the name is said to come for the Achates River in Sicily. it was described by the Greek philosopher Theoprastus in 350 B.C. and in Byzantium, people already knew how to enhance the color of agate by burning. because of its layered structure, agate was often used for cameo engraving of heads and coats of arms against a deeper underlying color. agate can be found wherever there were former volcanos.

like bits of moss floating in a clear river, moss agate has intriguing mottled patterns of moss-like inclusions of hornblende (a basic silicate mineral). this stone has long been thought to be helpful to farmers. worn when planting, it ensures a good crop. it is often called the “gardener’s stone”.

the name citrine is derived from the Latin word citrus, meaning 'lemon'. until the Middle Ages this name was used to describe a wide variety of yellow stones. for nearly 6,000 years citrine has been regarded as a gemstone and a healing stone. the soldier's in Caesar's legions wore citrine on their chests because it was believed to have life-saving proprieties in battle. befitting its color, citrine is recognized as the stone of light, sun and life.

the role played by silver in ancient civilizations is similar to that played by gold. until the eighteenth century silver was considered almost as valuable as gold. silver jewelry has been found as early as the fourth millennium B.C. Saxony was the main supplier of silver for a long time and as a result, became very rich. the discovery of the America's and subsequent silver mining in the United State and Mexico were responsible for the drop in value. silver is a precious metal, not a mineral. today the largest deposits of silver are found in Mexico, Australia and Russia.

->->-> for those who believe ;)

-- turquoise --
cleansing, protection, valor
birthstone - December
star sign:
Aquarius ~ turquoise is effective for Aquarius in counteracting and moderating mood swings.
Gemini ~ turquoise protects Gemini from negative influences. it also absorbs unhealthy vibrations.
Libra ~ turquoise brings together within itself the blue vibration of the heavens and the green of the earth; ideal for Libra who is always looking for harmony and balance.

-- tiger eye --
confidence, clear thinking
star sign:
Leo ~ tiger eye reinforces Leo's mental powers and helps her become more inward-looking.
Gemini ~ this gemstone encourages Gemini to direct the gaze within and supports clear thinking.
Virgo ~ tiger eye lightens the burdens of daily life for Virgo.

-- moss agate --
"the gardener's stone"
cleanses the soul, restores the wit
star sign:
Capricorn ~ agate helps Capricorn feel safe and relaxed.
Gemini ~ moss agate offers Geminis insight and understand of different cultures and lifestyles.

-- citrine --
comfort, creativity, confidence
November birthstone
star sign:
Capricorn ~ this gemstone brings Capricorn self-confidence and warm-heartedness.
Pisces ~ citrine prevents Pisces from allowing her feelings to go unexpressed.
Taurus ~ citrine provides Taurus with the send of safety and security that is so important to her.
Gemini ~ citrine lights Gemini's path, providing emotional clarity she needs to find her way through difficulties.
Leo ~ citrine brings Leo relaxation and rest. it awakens compassion.
Virgo ~ this is the stone of self-confidence and individuality. in times of confusion and frustration, it provides Virgo with good cheer.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.

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          Il meglio di [un anno o poco più - e figuratevi cosa poteva essere il peggio - ]La Stefy   

{sottotitolo: una forchettata di ca**i miei}

- si allena alla sopravvivenza svedese, ad esmpio oggi -8... ma a Bologna!
- domani prenota per la Tunisia
- cerca di risolvere l'equazione "se lui mangia e lei non magia, lei ingrassa"
- forse (ma solo forse) si alza dal letto
- alla fine si è alzata :) e forse ora si veste pure. E forse esce. Forse.
- da domani a fine marzo prenderà 12 aerei
- dopo 25 giorni di vacanze domani torna a lavoro... sigh...
- oggi lavora. Eh già..
- è tornata a casa, e forse ha anche la febbre. L'aveva detto che lavorare fa male...
- è collassata sul divano
- ha firmato. A TEMPO INDETERMINATO. Indeterminato, suona come una minaccia...
- ستيفانيا تتطلع الى البدء
- cerca la sua dimensione spazio-temporale per oggi
- indecisa tra letto e divano
- ha male all'appendicite. Anche se non ce l'ha più da 16 anni....
- vs Knowledge Management
- c'è solo per Coliandro :))))
- ha scoperto perchè ieri notte c'erano in giro mezzi spargisale in azione... oggi nevica (-.-)
- njè la fa cchiù
- ha deciso che sabato se ne va a Barcellona
- è tornata da Barcellona e sta nuovamente prendendo confidenza con l'inverno
- è ubriaca....
- ama follemente Mr. Ghirlanda
- cambia idea ogni 10 secondi. Stasera mangia sushi
- sclera in un normalissimo giovedì pomeriggio
- ha finito l'Anitra PC e non può pulire il computer (-5. E non è la temperatura esterna)
- accusa la vecchiaia; è colpa sua se le scricchiola il ginocchio
- ha deciso che comprerà casa a Praga
- è a Praga
- ha appena disfatto la valigia ed è pronta a prepararne subito un'altra
- ha iniziato l’ennesimo conto alla rovessssia
- si prepara, con molto anticipo, a RI-affrontare il muezzin.... [-2]
- ignora ripetutamente tutte le richieste. Nessuna esclusa.
- è ritornata in Italia da solo 4 ore e ha già il Mal d'Africa.....
- pensa che ignorerà a vita tutte le notifiche
- si chiede "perchè parlare di se stessi in terza persona?"... Mah....
- ultimamente è un pò disorientata...
- c'è ma non c'è... c'è ma non c'è... e nel frattempo si prepara un apple tea (ricordando Istanbul...)
- tem cabeça que não podem ser descritas
- mangia praghese perchè mantenersi allenati non fa mai male!
- forse sarebbe il caso che cominciasse a lavorare..
- a cosa sta pensando?
- giovedì, inizia il WE ^^
- forse (FORSE) riuscirà a sistemare le foto di Stoccolma, Barcellona, Praga, Istanbul e pure quelle della Tunisia. Forse. Appena gliene viene voglia....
- Anche lei vuole andare in Giappone... ma prima deve diventare ricca -_-'
- dovrebbe lavorare. Dovrebbe.
- ora se ne va casa perchè ha lavorato troppo :P
- vuole pure lei l'evaporimetro!
- ha installato IE 8. Che non l'avesse mai fatto -_-'
-  彼女の王子様を待っている
- è stanca di senitr raccontare sempre sempre SEMPRE SEMPRE le stesse storie, cose, racconti, anneddoti, mazzi, cazzi, bombe e trick&track
- e stasera.... champagne!
- arriva il profumo della pasticceria sotto casa (secondo lei, per la precisone, bombe con la crema) e pensa che quasi quasi....
- ha scoperto che se morde una sfogliatella questa fa "Uè Uè, stamm mica a pazzià?!"
- pensa che potrebbe passare a miglior vita (...) oggi sembra che nevichi, pioppi a volontà per tutti... per il suo asma e per i gatti che si lanciano dal balcone per rincorrer nuvolette bianche...
- sta pensando al nulla e questo la impegna a sufficienza
- anche GnùGnù ora ha l'asino che vola ^^
- questo venerdì mattina lavora.... UFFA!!!!!
- Ha deciso di cominciare [e portare a termine] seriamente il corso di Mario Cemento
- vuole un'altra laurea. Olè!
- ha detto che voleva un mc flurry e qualcuno è uscito a comprarlo ^___^
- Per ogni sottaceto che trovo.. ti uccido. È chiaro?
loisdevemorire@stewie.com
- se ne va a casa perchè si annoia e perchè nessuno la amaaaaaaa!!!!
- guarda il mondo da un oblò, si annoia un pò...
- cerca[si] sorella disperatamente... {nel frattempo si chiede perchè OBLO' e non OBBLO'..... Mah....}
- ha vissuto 2 momenti di vero e puro terrore. Uno dopo l'altro. Una vita sul filo del rasoio!!!!!
- pensa che le macchine stiano congiurando a suo sfavore... La stampante le sputa fuori i fogli con disprezzo e arroganza....
- si chiede se le faranno passare entrambe le borse sotto gli occhi come bagaglio a mano...
- trigemino. Per soffrire intensamente 3 volte di più.
- è tornata da Lisbona e tra qualche giorno dovrà preparare la valigia per L'Aquila :(
- está apaixonado por Lisboa, em Portugal e tem um pouco de saudage
- ha la penna che si accende e fa la lucina rossa ^^ La porno-penna!
-f inalmente acqua... non solo vino ^^
- caffè&nachos a colazione
- è perplimuta
- è molto soddisfatta di Vilnius... e anche dei suoi acquisti :))) e sa già che quando tornerà in Italia rimpiangerà questo freddo ed i maglioni di lana....
- se ne va sulla penisola Curlandese a vedere il Sahara dei baltici... Che dopo il Sahara vero ci sta bene :)
- fa fagotto e se ne va a Riga :)
- salmone a colazione. That's good!
- ciao brno :'(
- is goin' to Tallin
- is fallin'in love with Tallinn
- è tornata da Helsinki. Delusa. 
- now in Krakow
- la gatta di pianura che prende la frescura...
- con la valigia sempre pronta. Don't stop me now... ma anche si!
- si sente come la particella di sodio dell'acqua lete..."ballo ballo ballo senza respiro, ballo ballo ballo da capogiro"
- spacca i maroni a quel santo del fidanzato. MITTTICCA!!!
- ha bevuto per l'ennesima volta l'acqua del gatto -_-' 
- a lavoro. Questo sconosciuto.
- E i suoi pensieri sparsi alla rinfusa
- si è appena fracassata il ginocchio contro la cassettiera di ferro della scrivania. Se il buongiorno si vede dal mattino....
- Vinello rosso e banana della columbia... accoppiata vincente... Maracaiboooo!!!!!
- ha stinto le mutande del fidanzato: dopo quelle rosa confetto adesso ci sono quelle rosè (:
- lotta contro una zanzara tigre con l'aiuto di Sandokan. Chissà che lui non riesca a domarla...
- Solo 37,5°C all'ombra. Cosa vuoi che sia?
- guarda la pallamano dopo aver bevuto il vinello tunisino.... Stasera il mondo gira più veloce del solito... mah!
- attende che l'aria condizionata faccia il suo dovere: l'ibernazione.
- non capisce perchè alcune persone fanno tanto per sembrare "uniche" e poi ti copiano pure le mutande....
- a che serve dire "te l'avevo detto"... dopo che l'avevo detto?
- è fuori di se, ma non si è lasciata detto dove andava e ha il cellulare spento :(
- cerca di comprendere perchè nella maggior parte delle foto è con un bicchiere di birra in mano.....
- 2 anni dopo l'incidente cerca di spaccarsi il gomito. Se non ci è riuscito il carabiniere a suo tempo, ci riuscirà oggi il divano
- si augura che il cambio di rotta per l'atterraggio degli aerei sull'areoporto Marconi non comporti necessariamente un atterraggio sul suo balcone...
- ha prosciugato un conto corrente. Ora tocca all'altro...
adesso può affermare di essere povera :)
- nel tragitto casa-cantina cantina-casa ha seriamente corso il rischio di liquefarsi
- se připravuje na velkou večeři czech
- ha un telefonino indigente
- e patente internazionale sia!
- Si chiede se i suoi pantaloni si asciugheranno entro 45 minuti
- non ha preparato la valigia e c'è un aereo che l'aspetta
- il cielo sopra Berlino
- parlando della cucina nordica disse:" Anche gli svedesi il cetriolo lo infilano ovunque!" °____°
- un anno fa Londra, oggi... dentista :( Proprio la stessa cosa...
- l'autostrada è la sua casa ma si è accorta che pagare al casello non alleggerisce le rate del mutuo -_-'
- Le mucche fanno MUUU, La Gnugnu fa gnùgnù!
- dopo due mesi oggi si degna di fare cucù in ufficio... ma scopre che poteva tranquillamente rimanere a dormire....
- si chiede perchè mai dovrebbe sapere com'è fatta la carta da carrozziere....
- si è spezzata la spezzatina .... :(
- sbranata da una tigre travestita da zanzara
- non può cambiare il mondo. Pur avendone le possibilità.
- Profumo d’Africa
- la valigia sul letto è quella di un lungo viaggio ma... Ma Ernesto ha deciso che è la sua nuova cuccia :)))
- è tornata dalla Namibia. Ha freddo e mal d'Africa. Ridatele il bushhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- questa mattina ai lati della strada e in mezzo alle campagne cercava con lo sguardo springbok e orici, ma vedeva solo fagiani. Dura la realtà.
- grazie al traffico da fiera questa mattina ci ha messo 60 minuti per fare 28 km!
- in Qatar: " ma come si chiama la moneta locale?" M."Bella domanda, non lo so", S. "I qatarini!" E."qatarini, qataretti... i cazzetti!"
- ha mangiato un lindor e ha vinto un abbonamento alla rivista GRAZIA. Meglio di un calcio sulle gengive :)
- che Dio benedica Calvin Klein
- stamattina si è riaddormentata dopo aver spento e si è svegliata alle 8.36. Inutile dire che è arrivata in ufficio alle 10.15...
- e le sue calze psichedeliche
- E' indecisa se cambiare il titolo del suo album fotografico in L'ONDRA o L'ONDHON...
- oggi non fa che sparare minchiate... una dopo l'altra, con eccezionale disinvoltura!
- stamattina ha beccato 14 semafori TUTTI ROSSI. I primi 6 nei primi 3 Km, altri 5 nei successivi 3,5 km e gli altri 3 nei restanti 21 km. Era convinta di essere su scherzi a parte.
- vuole ricordare al suo caloroso ed affezionato pubblico che un diamante è per sempre. (pregasi prendere nota)
- ha male ai muscoli che non ha
- Ha deciso che seguirà il consiglio di Antonello e Marco, OGGI farà la brava bambina seria. Ed è per questo che al 4° semaforo ha svoltato a destra ed è tornata a casa, nel lettone. Con due gatti ovviamente!!! Buon compleanno a me!!!!
- si allena davanti allo specchio a fare buon viso a cattivo gioco
- perplessata e perplimuta
- il lunedì sta sempre male. Chissà perché.
- cerca di convincere Gatto Ernesto (in alternativa Gatto Desmo) a prendersi la colpa quando il fidanzato tornerà a casa e si accorgerà che le mandorle zuccherate sono finite. Con scarsi risultati.
- è socialmente inutile
- giovedì=livello di tolleranza ZERO. Grazie a Dio domani è venerdi, ma sopratutto tra un'ora me ne vado e ciao ciao a tutti.
- le sono appena cadute le palle per terra. E tra un pò volano i vaffanguru come gli storni a Roma
- ruba i passatelli mentre il fidanzato li prepara :)
- su 6 confezioni di lindor ha vinto 4 abbonamenti che rivenderà sottobanco a prezzo convenientissimo ^^
- mentre era la telefono con la sorella sentiva un "cif&ciaf", si è girata e ha visto i suoi gatti che beatamente si mangiavano la SUA vellutata di zucca direttamente dalla pentola -_-
- e Mon Amour si fanno "2" maccheroni perchè colti da improvvisa fame ( e hanno pure cenato...)
- ha appena focalizzato che oggi non è lunedi. Ogni tanto una buona notizia :)
- e le craniate contro il muro
- butta 3 mozzarelle scadute. Anzi no, le regala.
- Affitta sogni di II mano. Astenersi perditempo.
- è in riserva e non ha mai imparato a fare benzina da sola :(
- ha fatto shopping senza spendere un euro
- e il fidanzato hanno ri-arredato bagno e camera da letto.... minchia che fatica!
- stamattina ha ritrovato 100 euri nel piumino che aveva riposto l'anno scorso. Se il buongiorno si vede dal mattino a fine serata dovrebbe avere 1000 euro in più sul suo conto corrente?
- È dislessica
- ha lasciato in ufficio (o forse perso) la memory da 16giga... brava brava...
- si accinge con questi -11°C che tendono ad un "lieve peggioramento"... Buongiorno da Vienna ^^
- ha aiutato la circolazione, ovvero ha ripulito 25 dei 50 metri di vialetto prendendo a calci il lastrone di giaccio alto 10 cm. Con la sola forza dei piedi :)
- sono andate in onda tre pubblicità: una diche "la patatina che tira", l'altra "tra ciuffi di prezzemolo sei nata tu, patatà patatì" e l'ultima "più la patata è buona più si diventa intelligenti". Sono io che non capisco qualche significato sott'inteso o le pubblicità sono ideate da una manica di deficenti?
- нα ∂є¢ιѕσ ¢нє αffяσитєяα' qυєѕтα иσισѕιѕѕιмα иєввια. мα ѕσℓσ тяα υи ρσ'
- ha scoperto, grazie a Trivial Pursuit, di essere profondamente ignorante. Sigh!
- è fermamente convinta nell'affrontare TUTTE le perturbazioni siberiane dell'anno
- pondera seriamente l'eventualità di costruire un igloo sul balcone.
- indecisa tra buda o pest, ma dopo 14 anni tutto potrebbe andare bene...
- mangia carbone e pensa che in fondo sua sorella aveva ragione... si l'Europa è finita U.U
- cerca soluzioni per ampliare i propri orizzonti; ovvero: come convincere il vicino a venderle il suo appartamento.
- Legge le direttive e verrà diretta dritta dritta nella diretta direzione
- benedice la privacy di flickr; ovvero chi c'è c'è, chi non c'è.... muahahah!
- oggi, dopo 32 anni di stretta convivenza, ha detto addio al suo canino da latte. Lutto.
- riflette sul fatto che le ultime volte che ha visto il sole o era in Namibia, o era a Vienna (nonostante i -30°C e la neve) o a Budapest (nonostante i -9°C). E allora perchè cavolo Gérard Depardieu si ostina a cantare che "chist'è 'o Paes do sole!"???
- is fall in love with Synflex (tossic girl)
- cerca di capire se il sapore di vernice dei pop-corn light e quello di saponetta dei pop-corn normali sia dovuto alle sostanze chimiche ingerite o al mais geneticamente modificato...
- ho sgridato uno scoiattolo in ascensore perchè Topo Gigio mi ha detto di farlo ed è lui che comanda
- ha 10 punti. Ma non su un cartellone.
- convalesce* a letto con Ernesto che le scalda i piedi [*è in convalescenza]
- ha fame. E adesso?
- Ascolta Ernesto che chiacchiera coi fiocchi di neve
- chi c'è, c'è. Chi non c'è... beh, ci sarà un motivo ;)
- è stata RI-RItrovata dal ragazzo che l'aveva riconosciuta a Vienna . Evviva! Ora può andare a letto felice!
- Sente la mancanza di un osso-
- stamattina ha ritrovato (PER CASO!...non lo stava neppure cercando) un guanto che aveva perso più di 10 giorni fa, seppellito sotto i ghiacci perenni in centro a Bologna
- ha scrostato uno strato non indifferente di ghiaccio dal parabrezza.... ha scoperto che questo sole è solo una proiezione della sua mente
- e il prete che le stava benedicendo casa :"benedici questa...famiglia? coppia..? Cosa siete sposati, studenti, conviventi...?" (il buon senso VORREBBE che ad un prete non si dica MAI CONVIVENTI) così lei "lui...è ... ilmiocompagno" (LUI è assente e compagno fa molto comunista... brava Stefania!!!). Il prete la guarda, ...riflette, la fissa e chiede:"ma ci riesce a vivere con un romagnolo???"
- svende tutti i sorrisi falsi ricevuti a prezzi stracciatissimi. Approfittatene.
- ama troppo la doccia per amare il deserto... ma ama tanto il deserto... le due cose non coincidono -_-'
- ha sbagliato ad ordinare pizza. Maledetta arissa!


          24 hours   

to go home...
Qualunque essa sia!


Ebbene si, le esperienze di guida sugli sterrati namibiani, le condizioni non esattamente comode africane e siriane hanno dato i loro frutti.
Sono capace
di sopravvivere anche alle situazioni più estreme (sob, non posso raccontare tutto!).
Anche se esse, per qualche assurdo motivo, si verificano nella "civilizzata" ed "organizzata" Italia (mortacci sua!!).

Non siamo rimasti sepolti dalle nevi ma abbiamo dormito in un hotel 4 stelle anche se, prima di trovarlo e raggiungerlo, abbiamo schivato decine e decine di alberi abbattuti o che cadevano, lastroni di ghiaccio alti 10 cm (completi di dossi... non facciamoci mancare nulla, mi raccomando!), macchine e camion che si intraversavano come pinguini ubriachi; il tutto non senza qualche poco fine esclamazione e la mia espressione esterrefatta comprensiva di bocca-aperta-attenta-che-ci-entrano-le-mosche (semmai ne fosse sopravvissuta una all'era glaciale)!

E che dire dei 4 km percorsi in 90 minuti questa mattina?
Vorrei fare i miei migliori complimenti
alla Regione Marche per la sua sconfinata disorganizzazione (mi rendo conto che investire in UNO spazzaneve è oneroso... ma mandarlo in giro con la pala alzata mi sembra troppo anche per chi alla neve non ci è abituato!).

Ora attendo che questo sole pallido e poco assorto (che si degna di uscire solo quando ci sono -8°C e 50 cm di neve) sciolga almeno 4 degli 8 c
m di ghiaccio del vialetto sul quale stamattina mi stavo per stendere lunga lunga; per fortuna a volte le rotelle del trolley non girano!



          Ho focalizzato che oggi non è lunedì. E questa è cosa buona e giusta.   

Continuo a mangiare caramelle comprate in Namibia e ogni tanto riecheggia nella mia testa la voce di E. che chiedeva "Ma che ci devi fare con 1 kg di caramelle?".

Che ci devo fare... Assaporare un pò di Africa ogni volta che ne mangio una, no?
(E' cosa nota che il genovese ha il braccino un pò corto...)
Non che abbiano il sapore diverso da altre caramelle alla menta e sicuramente fanno male tanto quanto le altre, ma hanno fatto il giro di mezzo mondo per arrivare in Italia, per l'esatezza fin dentro alla mia macchina e continuare a girare il mondo (...eh eh!!)... avrà un senso tutto questo no?

In queste settimane ho scelto anche i mobili nuovi.
Ora bisogna solo convincere
il vicino a traslocare :))




Poi... Ho una sfrenata voglia di mercatini di Natale e vin brulè (improbabile a Bologna... sigh!) e ho, fortunatamente

chi accompagna e chi asseconda queste mie voglie da persona non propriamente equilibrata... nonostante in questo momento non tengo dinero.

Infine vorrei mandare un caloroso "Potissi tu vomitari i ricci di mari" (§ Il Ruggito del coniglio 4.12.09) al camionista che stamattina mi ha tagliato la strada con quel sorriso ebete da michione su quella faccia da minchione!

 


          Namibia: 'Grapes to Grow Into Billion-Dollar Industry'   
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -With more land being cleared to make way for new vineyards the export value of seedless Namibian grapes is expected to reach the billion-dollar mark this year.
          Building an Equitable Society   
How's that for a goal? An effort in Namibia is continuing to do just that.  They also talk much about ICT transforming learning, building the knowledge-based society, exciting students, increasing attendance, and providing a new model for economic development.  This is the stuff that gets me out of my bed in the morning...
          The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world   
The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world: "
Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure feels good when you’ve conquered them. Here is the list of the world’s most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at busy junctions. Without further ado, we present our top 19 list…

1) Col de Turini, France


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Situated more than 1 mile above sea level, Col de Turini is a mountain pass situated in south of France in the Alps. It’s also part of a 20 miles rally stage of the Monte Carlo Rally of WRC, which combines 34 challenging hairpins and long stretches where cars top 111 mph. It is one of the most exciting roads on Earth. The pass was featured in the very first episode of Top Gear series 10, when the presenters went in search of the greatest driving road in the world. At its highest point, Col de Turini is 1607m high. In the north, the Col de Turini starts with a dazzling series of hairpins. Finally, we end up riding in a gorge, with a wild river on the left, and a steep rock-wall on the right.



2) Stelvio Pass, Italy


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Located in the Eastern Alps in Italy, the Stelvio Pass Road connects the Valtellina with Merano and the upper Adige valley. This mountain road pass is situated at an altitude of around 1.7 miles above sea level. The road is particularly challenging to drive due to the presence of 48 hairpin bends, with the road becoming exceedingly narrow at some points, and some very steep inclines. With a height of 2757 meters, it is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps, after the 2770 m high Col de l’Iseran. While it might not be as dangerous as the other routes, it is certainly breathtaking. The toughest and most spectacular drives are from the Prato side. The mountain pass is one of the best continuous hairpin routes in the world.

3) Leh–Manali Highway, India


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The Leh-Manali Highway is situated in India and spans over a length of 297 miles among the Himalaya mountain range. It passes through some of the worlds highest mountain passes in the world, with a mean altitude in between 2 to 3 miles above sea level. The road is one of the most complicated and challenging roads in the world, with snow, landslides and terrain making the journey exceedingly difficult for anything other than a capable four wheel drive vehicle. The road was built and is maintained by the Indian Army.

4) The Puxi Viaduct, Shanghai


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This is one of Shanghai’s busiest and largest interchange that caters to thousands of vehicles every hour. It has five levels of bridges that help connect two of the cities busiest highways, directing vehicles without much fuss.

5) The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, LA


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The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles, CA and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country. It permits entry and exit in all directions between the I-105 and the I-110. It’s a stack interchange with layers of bridges making a complicated network of roads allowing smooth flow of traffic though both the interstate highways. This interchange was opened in 1993. It is a 4 level interchange with a restricted access lane that can be used by high-occupancy vehicles.

6) The Road of death, Bolivia


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The North Yungas Road (also known as the El Camino de la Muerte, ‘Road of Death’ in Spanish) is a 43 mile road connecting La Paz and Coroico, 35 miles northeast of La Paz in Bolivia. Famous for its extreme danger, it was christened as the “world’s most dangerous road” in 1995 by the Inter-American Development Bank. The single-lane width, extreme drop offs, and lack of guardrails, only add to the danger lurking behind. Further, the fog and rain can make visibility poor and the road surface muddy, loosening rocks from the hillsides above. It is estimated that 200 to 300 travelers are killed per year on this treacherous road. Although, the old North Yungas Road is much less used by traffic nowadays, an increasing number of adventure bikers travel it for the thrills.

7) Russia’s Lena Highway, the Highway from Hell


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The last 600 miles of the Russian Federal Highway from Moscow city to the Siberian city of Yakutsk is called the “Lena Highway”. This bizarre road runs parallel to the River Lena on the final leg to Yakutsk. As if the road of mud was not a big problem, Yakutsk is considered one of the the coldest cities on earth, with January temperatures averaging -45 °F. But surprisingly, it is only in the summertime that the road becomes impassable. Whenever it rains in summer, the road virtually becomes a slush pit making it impossible for the vehicles to pass through it. This being the only road to Yakutsk makes the traffic heavy and even more complicated to negotiate.

8. Gravelly Hill Interchange, Burmingham, UK



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Gravelly Hill Interchange, nicknamed ‘the Spaghetti Junction’, is the 6th junction of the M6 motorway, where it joins the A38 Aston Expressway in Birmingham, UK. The name “Spaghetti Junction” was coined by Roy Smith, a journalist from the Birmingham Evening Mail in the 1970s. The areal view of the junction sure tells us why it is called the Spaghetti Junction. Spanning an impressive 30 acres, the junction serves 18 routes and includes 4 km of slip roads. Across 6 different levels, there are 559 concrete columns, reaching up to 24.4 m in height. The engineers had to elevate 13.5 miles of the motorway to accommodate 2 railway lines, 3 canals, and 2 rivers. It’s the most complicated junction in United Kingdom.

9) Russian-Georgian “Military” Mountain Roads


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When they are not covered in sheets of snow, then it’s the thick, grueling mud. These remote highways would probably swallow your car in the snow or mud. Though neither affect the locals who drive their Lada cars down it regularly. Situated in the Caucasus mountains, these roads are to be tackled only by the Russian military which probably explain why they lack any official designation. The harsh surface, along with the problems posed by snow, makes this road almost inaccessible during winter. The seldom used road connects Russia and Georgia and assumes of strategic importance for both countries.

10) Guoliang Tunnel Road, China


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The magnificent tunnel road in the Taihang mountains was built by 13 local villagers headed by their chief, Shen Mingxin, and took around five years to finish. Many villagers lost their lives in accidents during construction of the tunnel but the others continued relentlessly. The tunnel was opened to traffic on May 1st, 1977. The 1200 meter long tunnel is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. It is located in the Henan Province of China. The Guoliang tunnel is another addition to most dangerous and complicated roads to travel. Dubbed as “the road that does not tolerate any mistakes”, most accidents in the tunnel are primarily caused by the neglect of the traveler. Nonetheless, it is an extremely scenic route and is a key destination on the Chinese tourism map.

11) Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan (Chungheng)


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The Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan is another mountain route in China made by carving out rocks, like the Guoliang Tunnel road. The road passes through the Taroko national park alongside the Taroko Gorge. The road is an appeal to the tourist, as well as a mode of transportation of marble found abundantly in the Gorge.

12) Pasubio (Vicenza), Northern Italy


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This is a hiking trail made out of an ancient road trail. The road serves mostly for motorcycles and certain types of car. The road is dangerously narrow and slippery, spanning many cliff faces and tunnels with stunning scenery, making this a popular destination for adventurous travelers.

13) The Halsema Highway in the Philippines


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The Halsema Highway runs through the Central Cordillera Valley in Philippines. It is also called the Baguio-Bontoc Road. The road is approximately 150 miles long and is mostly unpaved. The road runs through steep cliff faces which barely have any guard rails or other safety devices installed. The narrow roads and steep cliff faces make the road almost impassable during the rainy season. It’s known for the rock slides and mud slides and buses driving dangerously fast on its narrow passage. There are plenty of accidents and many overturned buses on a yearly basis. There are sheer drop offs of more than 1000 feet without a safety guard rail. This route is for sure one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

14) Trollstigen in Norway


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The Fjord in Norway has many roads that attract tourists. The most notable among them is the Trollstigen which is a series of stunning roads with a breathtaking view of a few waterfalls. The word Trollstigen means the Troll Ladder. The road, though not lacking in safety standards, takes a lot of concentration and driving skill to conquer. The vertigo-inducing steep inclines, intense set of hairpins and narrow roads leave no margin for error. However, once you are at the top, the view is just breathtaking. The narrow road leaves us with extremely few possibilities for vehicles to pass each other. The frequent rockfalls in the region have resulted in some upgrades to the road in 2005. At the top, there is a viewing balcony which overlooks the road and the Stigfossen waterfall, a 320 m long waterfall which falls down the mountain side.

15) Los Caracoles Pass in Andes


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This road passes though the Andreas Mountains on the way between Chile and Argentina. Los Caracoles is a series of hard switchbacks on an extremely steep incline. The road has many steep inclines and hairpins without any safety guard rails. The road is covered with snow for the most part of the year. The snow together with nature of the road requires extreme patience and skill to negotiate. However, this road is maintained pretty regularly and does not have a morbid accident record. Cargo trucks and even double-Decker tourist buses travel through the road on a daily basis, and it’s quite an experience.

16) Iroha-zaka winding road, Japan


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Iroha-zaka winding road is the main route that connects central Nikko and Oku-Nikko. The First Iroha-zaka is used to come down, and the Second Iroha-zaka to go up. Each corner has an ancient Japanese alphabet, and you will see it in alphabetical order starting from I-ro-ha and hence the name. The road was used by ascetics in the past. The number of curves on the road was 48, matching the 48 letters of the ancient Japanese alphabet. Therefore, the tourist guides started to call the slope Iroha-zaka. After the construction of the second Iroha-zaka there were 50 curves, but 2 were decreased to remain corresponding with the 48 letters. How’s that for complicated?

17) Van Zyl’s Pass, Namibia


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Van Zyl’s Pass, or the DR3703, located in Namibia, is a classic extreme road. It is not exactly a road, just a route made over the mountain by the travelers over time. The outrageously steep pass provides a pure adrenaline rush, but the route that leads up to it is a 10-15km of tough driving where one has to dodge their way through rocks, boulders, badlands and ravines. At the end, the road descends to the ancient glacial valley called Marienfluss valley, which is one of the planet’s most beautiful sights that await only the brave-hearted.

18) El Espinazo Del diablo, Mexico


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El Espinazo Del diablo or ‘The devil’s backbone’ is the mountain pass in Durango, Mexico. It’s about 5 hours long, and it was the only road from Durango to Mazatlan Sinaloa for a long time. We have heard many cautionary tales about crossing the devil’s backbone, El Espinoza Del Diablo, But the road is exceptionally well maintained and there are many cautionary signs marking most of the hazards. Of course these are in Spanish, so keep an electronic translator or a dictionary, handy. Pull out spots are frequent, so you can easily stop anytime you want. There are some tight curves, too. So tight that a truck needs all of the road to make it around. These hinder potential two way traffic in these regions. However, stunning rock formations rising around you and the lush, green vistas stretching on for impossible distances make every inch of the drive breathtaking.

19) Lysebotn Road, Norway


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This is probably the most fun road you can travel on four wheels, and then maybe on your two legs checking out the various hiking trails leading from the area. In fact, this might be considered the most breathtaking place in Europe. It all starts with the narrow road up the steep walls of the Lysefjord, Norway. It has 27 switchbacks and a 1.1 km long tunnel at the bottom, with 3 switchbacks inside. The last 30 km of Lysebotn road is a true roller-coaster! It’s narrow but has a perfect surface, winding left and right all the time. If you happen to ride a motorcycle in Norway, then this is the road you simply cannot afford to miss!

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          South Africa records trade surplus of R9.5bn for May – Sars   
South Africa registered a trade balance surplus of R9.5-billion for May this year, according to trade statistics released by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday. The stats, which include trade information with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, shows a year-to-date improvement in the trade balance.
          Basic Income   
Basic Income  Within 20 years opportunities for conventional employment are predicted to halve.[1] We will need a Basic Income for all to support those without work. In future your loved ones will have an even chance of being unemployed. So the system must work for them whatever the outcome of their employment. Within 10 years employment in the banking sector will shed half it employees, and within 5 years the retail sector will lose one million jobs. A Basic Income for all is a simple method whereby every citizen gets an automatic payment of a fixed amount every month, regardless of their employment status or their income. [2] It’s an unconditional right of citizenship. And as so many of us will need this support it would probably be a good idea to start arguing for it now at a level you would find acceptable. There are a number of organisations around the world dedicated to promoting the idea of a Basic Income. Their web sites will provide more detailed information. World Helm is raising the issue, as these organizations don’t yet appeared to have picked up on the prediction of falling employment and the added urgency this should bring to the debate. A Basic Income system would be very simple, transparent and cheaper to implement and manage. The only additions would be made for Housing and Disability support. In the UK the Basic Income would be only a part of a cultural shift that we need to make, in response to the contraction of employment. We will also need to remove the stigma associated with unemployment and develop opportunities for the unemployed to engage and contribute to the life of their community and society in general. There is an equally compelling case for a Basic Income internationally to reduce poverty and the risk of conflict. [3] There is a compelling case for acting to alleviate the poverty of millions living on less than a $1 a day. However it is essential that we are ready to address the more extreme contraction of employment in the currently emerging countries like India and China, where automation of manufacturing will reduce employment by as much as 70%.[4] The main cause of the contraction in employment is the advancement of Artificial Intelligence in production across the economy, affecting both manual and intellectual jobs. This means that owners of all sorts of businesses will still be generating revenues but they will no longer have to share this with so many employees. These businesses will face taxes to pay for the Basic Income for the people they have effectively helped lay off. It will be a redistributive tax that goes some way to addressing income inequality. But more importantly the Basic Income will help maintain demand in the economy, without which businesses do not have a market. In developing economies the Basic Income, even at a very low level, can stimulate the economy, as was discovered in the 2012 trail in Namibia. This subject can also be found on our wiki at : http://global-risks.wikispaces.com/Basic+Income [1] Fray & Osborne – “The Future of Employment” [2] http://citizensincome.org/citizens-income/what-is-it/ [3] http://www.globalincome.org/English/Global-Basic-Income.html#AWhat [4] Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
          Nobel per la pace a Martii Ahtisaari   
Il diplomatico finlandese decisivo in Kosovo e Namibia
          Namibia, Windhoek   
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          Re: need friendship   
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          DragonflyTV . Podcast - Cheetahs | PBS KIDS GO!   
DragonflyTV has gone global! We are Mickey and Caroline, and we are at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, located in Otjiwarongo, Namibia. We are working with Dr. Laurie Marker, who told us that the Fund protects cheetahs that were either orphaned when their mothers were killed or captured by farmers to protect their herds. We wanted to learn even more about how these big cats and how they thrive in their natural habitat, so we asked the DragonflyTV question: What time of day is best for cheetahs to hunt their prey, and why?
          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
"You've always wanted to travel to Africa where nature has remained unchanged for your sake. The Okavango delta, Victoria falls, Katima Mulilo, The Savuti channel, Chobe Park with over 100,000 elephants. Now there's more: I'm dedicated to giving you authentic man2man pleasure to spice your trip. I'm as dark as Africa made me, 1.7m tall, 56kg, hung (10""), uncut and waiting to please you. I do NO BAREBACK, NO DRUGS! E-mail me at thabang69er@yahoo.co.uk or check my profile at http://uk.profiles.yahoo.com/thabang69er I also offer 3-4some with fellow kinky black friends, equally well hung and versatile."
          Dror Galili – Innovation in the Diamond Industry   
global diamond group, Almod Diamonds, and as Regional Director of its subsidiary, AlmodNamibia. For the past few years, his energy and vision have been instrumental in opening new horizons for Almod Diamonds, ensuring its steady growth and bringing it to the next level.
          Menyebarkan Kembali Demam Batik di Afrika   
Dalam Namibia Tourism Expo 2017, Indonesia tampil memukau dengan menyebarkan demam batik ke seantero Afrika.
          Toposcape   

An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.

The film showcases instances of environmental innovation and degradation from around the world: housing developments in Denmark designed to promote increased community, sites of deforestation in the Amazon due to cattle ranching, and the Namib desert in Namibia whose biodiversity has some of the highest levels of endemism.

Song:
Midnight - Caravan Palace

Applications:
- Google Earth Pro
- Adobe After Effects CC

Locations:
- 0:09 New York, USA
- 0:17 Namib Desert, Namibia
- 0:23 California, USA
- 0:28 Denmark
- 0:32 New York, USA
- 0:52 Saudi Arabia
- 1:00 The Netherlands
- 0:52 Saudi Arabia
- 1:10 New York, USA
- 1:18 Iran
- 1:23 New York, USA
- 1:29 The Netherlands
- 1:32 California, USA
- 1:35 Brazil

Contact:
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          Wie eine Wüstenwanderung mich lehrte, die Einsamkeit zu lieben   
Da stand ich also. Irgendwo in einer Wüste in Namibia. Vor mir lagen 700 Kilometer Sand. Und viel Zeit mit mir allein. Ich wollte einmal im Leben durch eine Wüste gefahren sein. Wollte wissen, wie sich diese Einsamkeit anfühlt. Wollte wissen, ob das Klischee stimmt, dass sie wirklich nur ein Meer aus Sand ist – Spoiler: […]
          Namibia - Lesotho   
Hello everyone, as u all know, I try my best to bring safe games at your door steep, there is a hih tendency for the game to end ass a draw becaue the both teams are very good and for the benefit of those reading it is also safe to play the game as ht/ft...
          Namibia - Lesotho   
I posted a different outcome earlier and i'm hoping it works out and if u read my analysis then it wwill tell yoou that I said clearly there that there is a high tendency for the team to draw in ffirst and second halff, well let'ss hope for the best and...
          Namibia - Lesotho   
Namibia play Lesotho in the ongoing COSAFA Cup 2017. Brief Analysis - the home team Namibia are favorites to win this match as they have won the last 2 matches played by both sides, though they had lost 2 matches this should give them enough motivation...
          Namibia - Lesotho   
Over 3 , 5 goals in this match @ 4 , 33 THis is a match from COSAFA Cup Playoffs QF > iN THIS MATCH we have Namibia playing against Lesotho . These are 2 teams that play very little defense and everything with them is attacking and outscoring the...
          Namibia - Lesotho   
More than 4 , 5 goals in this match @ 9 , 00 This is a match from COSAFA Cup Playoffs QF > In this match we have Namibia playing against Lesotho . Namibia has 2 wins , 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 5 home matches , scored 6 goals and received...
          EN REBAJAS: Joshua Sanders - Namibia Multicolor Fabric High Top Sneaker   

Namibia Multicolor Fabric High Top Sneaker crafted in fabric, has an eye-catching geometric design that adds a playful flair to your everyday style. Featuring back tie closure, fabric upper, multi-colored cross-stitch design, mini pompom accents on top line and rubber sole. Genuine Joshua Sanders.
          EN REBAJAS: Joshua Sanders - Namibia Multicolor Fabric Slide   

Namibia Multicolor Fabric Slide crafted in fabric, has an eye-catching and colorful design that makes your everyday look pop. Featuring slide-on style, toe strap with fabric upper, multi-colored cross-stitch design, mini pompom accents and ridged rubber sole. Genuine Joshua Sanders.
          Namibia: Welwitschias to Tackle Tunisia in Rugby Africa Gold Cup Clash   
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's senior rugby side, the Welwitschias, will tomorrow confront Tunisia in their Rugby Africa Gold Cup opening clash. The competition serves as Africa's qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup.
          Namibia: Rugby Semifinal Spots Up for Grabs   
[Namibian] With only two rounds remaining in the Rugby Premier League before the semifinalists will be determined, the battle will be on Saturday as some teams still try and make the play-offs.
          Namibia: South Africa Bird Flu Outbreak to Affect Local Traders   
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has suspended the import of live bird species and poultry products following an outbreak of Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province.
          Namibia: 'Minister Haufiku's Headaches Lead to Better Health Access'   
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is most likely one of the few African countries whose spending on access to health per person is way above the N$494 threshold recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than ten years ago. Yet, the health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku is displeased by the fact that such high public investment has not managed to eliminate queues at hospitals across the country. Haufiku, in an exclusive interview with New Era, had a mortified expression on his face as he told of patients having to travel
          Wild Case Files: Poison Beach   
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          Germany presents ‘position paper’   
Reacting to most recent media reports, the German Embassy declares: “In July 2016 the Namibian Special Envoy, Dr. Zed Ngavirue, presented a document to the German Special Envoy, Mr. Ruprecht Polenz, which described the position of the Namibian Government for the German – Namibian negotiations covering the events during the years 1904 – 1907 of […]
          Run auf mein Netzwerk Aufrufzahlen steigen   
Zur findet ein für mich als kleines und dem Aus stehenden . Finanziell kann mich nicht mehr
Selbst fiananzieren da ich jetzt auch noch einen Steuerberater finanzieren muß um dem
deutschen Finanzamt klat zu machen das man mit  0 Euro keine 380 Euro Steuervorrauszahlung
 leisten dies wird auch mit Kosten verbunden die ich mir bei einen Netto 399 Euro nicht leisten.

bei es sich bei den 399 Euro es sich nicht aus Einnahmen des Projektes oder meines stromlosen
Studio handelt .Sondern Sozialhilfe-Satzes des Staates .

Letzten 6 Jahren habe ich weder bei meinen ÖkoIntregra ,Walk for Inclusion  oder LifeArt einen
Cent verdienen im Gegenteil ich musste Leergutsammeln und ein Teil der 399.- Euro die mir
zuleben zu verfügung stehen.

Der Run der nein Netzwerk im Moment stattfindet, ist zwar schön bringt mich aber nicht wirklich
weiter ich bräuchte Cooperations-Angebote und Einnahmen di0e durch Aufträge garantiert würden.


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          Ramadan in Botswana   
Ramadan in Botswana

If this is the first time you've heard of Botswana, I don't blame you. While it's a fairly large country geographically, it is a small nation with a population of only 3 million people. Shaped like Texas, and just as hot in the summer.

 A landlocked country with the world's only inland delta, the Okavango Delta, Botswana is located in Southern Africa next to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia . The Okavango Delta is a popular tourist attraction with wildlife and game, and where you will find the only lions in the world who frolic in the water. Cats usually hate getting their paws wet.

This year, Ramadan falls in the winter months.
Freezing cold nights, but fairly mild sunny winter days, make for relatively easy fasting compared to the seventeen hour days of Northern Europe in the summertime. Not too hot, nor too cold, this year we feel truly blessed to be fasting in July.

Muslims are a significant minority from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with a dominant Indian-Malay cultural norms and traditions.

My own family has mixed cultural backgrounds and food being the flavour of a nation, iftaar at my folks' place is a cultural table spread.


Samoosas, dates and chiken tikka for an Indian-Malay flavour. Crab and butternut cooked in coconut milk, siopao (pronounced Shoo-pow) and chicken noodle soup Filipino style.

Samoosas sizzle on the stove

Crab, butternut cooked in coconut milk

Dates to break one's fast the Sunnah way.

Siopao, a chinese influence in Filipino food is a small round steamed bun with a filling  of choice.
These had a sweet red bean paste.


Chicken noodle soup

From left to right (clockwise): Chicken tikka, vegetable soup, samoosas and Siopao
My sister (right) and I, having iftaar at my parent's home.
Winter days are mild, sunny weather prevails. But the temperature drops quickly at night to single digits.

The Ramadan timetable showing sehri and iftaar times in different regions of the country.








          Namibia v Lesotho   
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          Namibian cricketer dies after suffering stroke   
Namibian cricketer Raymond Van Schoor died late Friday, five days after he suffered a stroke during a domestic match in South Africa on Sunday.
          Mysterious metal ball from space falls in Namibia   
A mysterious metal ball reportedly fell from space , landing in a grasslands area of the African nation of Namibia. So far experts claim the object is not of alien origin. It has two bumps on each end, appears to be hollow and weights about 13 pounds. Namibia's National Forensic Science Institute Director Paul Ludik said the sphere is 3.6 feet around and is made out of a "sophisticated" alloy that is not unknown to modern science, although it has no identifying markings to link it with a country or a company. So far that's about all we're told. But...
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          The Bearded Man - Beards On The Beach (Ibiza 2017)   
The Bearded Man - Beards On The Beach (Ibiza 2017)

Remember that summer spoiled by incessant rainfall? Well, you wont have to endure that crap ever again. With Beards On The Beach Ibiza, youve got seventeen tracks from the likes of Boy Kiss Girl, Sebastien and more, all in addition to a truckload of summer vibes that makes sure you don't even have to venture outside to get your dose of sunshine. While riding on a long-distance train one time, The Bearded Man mused: How would my life have been different if I had listened to everything my grandma told me? The first obvious answer is that it would have been a lot better. On a safari in Namibia, The Bearded Man once nearly lost his life. He was in a rickety old stick-shift Volkswagen with three other backpackers, and they decided to check out the game preserve. Your summer starts with Beards On The Beach Ibiza 2017!

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          Namibia, Windhoek   
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          Weatherly will still meet FY guidance despite production slowdown   
Aim-listed copper mining company Weatherly International has accelerated mining and stacking rates at its Tschudi mine, in Namibia, to compensate for the 24% fall in production rates in April, owing to slower leach rates. Production rates have already improved in May and June, with the company now reporting that its full-year copper production guidance would remain unchanged at 14 500 t to 15 000 t.
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By Wezi Tjaronda WINDHOEK Although a reduction of domestic support by the European Union will have a lowering effect on the prices of agricultural products and negatively affect Namibia’s exports, the country will have to look at other more sustainable markets.
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          WCL Division 3 Review; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast   
Like many before it, World Cricket League Division Three played out a fascinating final day with Uganda, Singapore and USA all within a few runs of being relegated. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) lead off the episode with a discussion of the tournament and its many twists (0:30). Scotland and Namibia played out World Cricket League Championship matches (9:15) and a washed out Intercontinental Cup game (14:45) though the Saltires had greater success against full members (16:40). The European WCL5 qualifier was played with success for Germany and a few surprises down the table (19:00) and Afghanistan had a successful tour of West Indies (22:05). In news, we chat about associate players in various domestic leagues, and preview the ICC meeting that happened before editing was completed (26:40).

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          England out-gunned, Pakistan out-prepared; ratings 14th September   
2nd TestIndiavEngland
Pre-rating1220.61134.0
Form+12.6-8.3
Expected MarginIndia by 93 runs
Actual MarginIndia by 246 runs
Post-rating1235.71123.4

There are clear benefits to winning the toss on a pitch that will only deteriorate, but it isn't necessarily easy to force a victory. A team needs to score quickly enough to either declare or bowl the opposition out for less. Failure to capitalise in the first innings, or a collapse in the third can negate the fourth innings advantage with a routine chase. As a team India didn't play this game particularly well. Kohli scored 167 and 81, Pujara 119, and there wasn't many other batting contributions. Anderson and Broad bowled well, Rashid took wickets against the tail. But the match was won ultimately at the end of the second day when England collapsed to a run out, a poor shot, and any chance of parity was gone.

England once again batted more overs than India, which says more about their bowling than their batting. The second innings was proper trench warfare that still took in 97.3 overs, including 38 on the final day when they lost 8/71. They made India work for their win, and that bodes well for any possible come back in the series. That disparity in scoring rate makes a huge difference to their respective abilities to win matches however, with England much more likely to draw than win.

The only significant issue for England is Duckett, whose clearly lacking some combination of form and technique. The rest of the middle order have had their moments in this series, and ultimately the issue is probably not the selection but the quality of the Indian spin bowling over England's and the batting of Kohli, Pujara and Rahane. On the one hand that is an easily and often over-turned margin. On the other, they need a player to score big, or a collapse to do so. Right now, the odds are definitely favouring India for both those events.


1st TestNew ZealandvPakistan
Pre-rating1009.21139.1
Form-18.7-10.1
Expected MarginPakistan by 15 runs
Actual MarginNew Zealand by 8 wickets
Post-rating1017.31128.0

The scorecard probably understates the closeness of this match, and the difficulties New Zealand overcame in chasing down 108 in the last innings. Historically, scores that low are not chased very very rarely. But historically, the first three innings scoring only 500 odd runs is quite rare too. Williamson's 61 off 77 balls was not only the highest score of the match, but done at a pace that prevented any tension from arising. Raval's 55 and 37 not out in support were also impressive from a player on debut. The other debut from de Grandhomme was similarly successful with 6/41 in the first innings. With support from Boult, Southee and Wagner, and sprinklings of runs from most parties New Zealand were comfortable winners.

Nevertheless, Pakistan's ability to find the edge (if not always a safe fielder) means that they are always a good chance. Their batting was better in England, but a two-test series and little preparation makes tuning it a little difficult. It wouldn't be a surprise if the second test was closer, and New Zealand will need to improve their own batting to win again.


Rankings at 23rd November 2016
1.India1220.6
2.South Africa1151.9
3.Australia1144.9
4.Pakistan1128.0
5.England1123.4
6.New Zealand1017.3
7.Sri Lanka1000.6
8.West Indies831.6
9.Bangladesh656.4
12.Zimbabwe512.0

10.Ireland628.1
11.Afghanistan622.9
13.Scotland396.1
14.Kenya276.4
15.Namibia273.9
16.Papua New Guinea249.9
17.U.A.E.225.9
18.Hong Kong217.0
19.Netherlands179.0
20.Canada147.9

Shaded teams have played fewer than 2 games per season. Non-test team ratings are not comparable to test ratings as they don`t play each other.

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          Re: [wanabidii] MJADALA KUHUSU RASLIMALI ZETU: UMAKINI MAKINI UNAHITAJIKA KATIKA MIJADALA IJAYO   
Ahsante sana Elisa. Ingawa kuna usemi wa kiswahili usemao kuwa ukitaka kula na kipofu sahani moja usimkamate mkono, watu wengi tulisha liona hilo! Baadhi tulikaa kimya si kwa kuwa ni vipofu au wapumbavu ila ni mazingira yaliyokuwepo! Sasa mzungu katukamata mkono, na kati yetu mmojawapo kafunguka macho kwa miujiza miujiza hivi na akamuona jamaa anakula chakula sehemu yetu pamoja kuwa kamaliza kula sehemu yake. Hili suala si ndoto za jinamizi ni ukweli mtupu. Katika nchi za SADC, au zamani zikiitwa Nchi za Msitari wa Mbele (The Front Line State), kuna nchi ambazo zina madini ya almasi, dhahabu, shaba, nikel n.k. nchi hizi zimenufaika na neema hizi zilizopewa na Muumba wa Mbigu na Dunia, na hizi nchi zina mikataba ya madini na hao wawekezaji!   Nchi hizi zina uzoefu wa muda mrefu na jinsi ya ku-negotiate na 'waheshimiwa wawekezaji' na mikataba hiyo haina wasi. Nchi hizi zipo humu humu SADC na zinafaidi tunu hizi walizopewa na M'nyezi Mungu. Sasa nchi yetu ambayo ni kati ya nchi za kwanza zilizoanzisha The Front Line States kupambana na Mkaburu wa Afrika ya Kusini wakati wa ubaguzi wa rangi, na Wareno kule Msumbiji na Ian Smith na kundi lake kule Zimbabwe, na kuikomboa Namibia pamoja na Angola, tunashindwa nini kuwauliza wenzetu kua hiyo mikataba ya madini mnatengenezaje na hao wawekezaji na ikafaidisha nchi zenu na wananchi wenu? Kweli hili linatushinda? 

Jamani nchi haitajengwa na watu kutoka nje itajengwa na sisi wenyewe hakuna cha njomba wala shangazi, hao hao ndio sasa wamerudi katika koti zuri la rangi ya UWEKEZAJI! Hao hao waliotutawala, na wanaendelea kututawala kwa sababu ya akili zetu na sio unyonge wetu. Tanzania sasa hivi ina wasomi wengi tu, sio zile enzi za miaka ya 60 au 70, wakati huo baba wa taifa Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikataa kuchimba madini, hatukuwa na wataalam, kwa hiyo alijua tutaibiwa tu. Sasa tunaibiwa na wataalamu wapo!. Ushauri, tuwaulize wenzetu humu humu SADC kuhusu mikataba yao ya madini na hao 'waheshimiwa wawekezajia'. Nchi hizo ni Botswana na Namibia. Tusione aibu, kosa si kosa, kosa ni kurudia kosa!

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Subject [wanabidii] MJADALA KUHUSU RASLIMALI ZETU: UMAKINI MAKINI UNAHITAJIKA KATIKA MIJADALA IJAYO


Baada ya ripoti za rais kuhusiana na madini kutolewa na mambo yaliyofuata sasa watanzania tumerudi katika busara kubwa. Busara kubwa kwamba madini ni yetu. Busara kubwa sana kuwa haiwezekani tukaendelea kuibiwa. Busara kubwa kwamba hata waliojaribu kumpinga rais sasa wako kimya au wana lugha tofauti.
Haiepukiki kuamini kuwa huko nyuma tuliibiwa. Haiepukiki kuwa watanzania wenzetu katika ngazi mbalimbali za dhamana walizokabidhiwa, walitusaliti. Hata kama tutasema au tutanyamaza lakini kila tunapowaona na wao wanajua kuwa tunajua, kuwa walilisaliti taifa. Wapo tutakaowachukulia hatua. Wapo tutakaowaacha au kwa kuwaheshimu au kwa kuwahurumia na wengine kwa kinga tulizojiwekea bila kujua kuwa zitatuumiza. Lakini hatuamini kuwa hawajui kuwa tunajua walichokifanya. Mijadala ipo. Mfano Tutamshitaki waziri mstaafu na kumuacha aliyekuwa anamwagiza. Tunafanya hivyo huku tukijua kuwa tuliyemkamata alifanya makosa kwa sababu kuagizwa na tuliyemuacha. Lakini ukweli uko palepale. Wahaya wanasema "Empisi ekanyampila eibale. Eti olayesiza kyonka wakaulila". Yaani chui alilijambia jiwe. Akaliambia japo umenyamaza lakini umekasikia.
 
Wakati hilo likifanyiwa kazi, jingine linalosubiriwa ni mjadawa na hao "wawekezaji".
Huku nyuma walitwambia uwekezaji ni garama kubwa kiasi kwamba  inabidi watugawie kitu kidogo baada ya kuchimba madini kwa sababu kuchimba madini ni aghali sana. Tukakubali. Au niseme viongozi wetu wakakubali. Sasa hiyo haitarajiwi.
Nimekuwa nikifikiri. Ngoja niandike hicho ninachokifikiri. Kama ningechangia msingi wa kujadiliana katika marekebisho ya mikataba ya madini ningesema hivi: Kuna pande mbili:
Upande mmoja ni Tanzania yenye madini. Ni mali yake. Kwa haki nchi inaweza kuendelea kubaki nayo au kuyachimba inavyotaka.
Upande wa pili ni wa wawekezaji. Wana mitambo, Ujuzi wana wajuzi nk.
 
Pande hizi mbili zinahitaji kuungana na kufaidiana. Ilikuwa aibu kujiambia kuwa thamani ya mitambo, utaalamu na wataalamu vina thamani kuliko dhahabu dhahabu yetu. Haiwezekani kwa mfano kutumia ng'ombe kupata mbuzi. Kwa nini usikae na ng'ombe wako. Kwa nini wazungu watwambie wana mbuzi mwenye thamani kuliko ng'ombe wetu. Kama ni hivyo si wakae na mbuzi wao?!
 
Wawekezaji waje na kila walicho nacho. Nasi tukutwe na tulicho nacho. Tutumie vya kwao kuyafukua na kuyaleta juu ya ardhi madini yetu na tuambizane: Mmetumia kiasi gani? Kiasi watakachotumia wawekezaji ndicho kiasi tunachotaka kwanza. Yaani wakitumia dola milioni moja kuyachimbua tunatoa milioni mbili. Moja yetu, moja yao. Ile thamani ikibaki tunagawana kati kwa kati.
Nchi hii imedanganywa sana. Kuna wakati sheria ilikuwa inasema kila mradi wa madini asilimia ishirini na tano (25%) imilikiwe na watanzania. Wajamaa wakawa wanakuja wanamdanganya mtanzania kuwa ana hiyo asilimia lakini hawampi kiasi hicho. Tulipoanza kuandika kuwa basi hao watanzania waulizwe hiyo 25% wameiweka wapi, sheria ikabadilishwa.
Niliwahi kuona picha ya hazina ya dhahabu ya uingereza. Hazina ambayo ndiyo inasaidia kusema Uingereza ni tajili. Hazina inayosaidia kuituliza hela ya Uingereza. Zamani za Nyerere benki kuu ilikuwa inanunua dhahabu kutoka kwa watanzania wanaochimba dhahabu kwa kutumia vijiti. Sehemu ya dhahabu hiyo ilikuwa inawekwa akiba. Nina mashaka kama manyang'au waliopita waliibakiza. Umefika wakati sehemu ya dhaahabu ya Tanzania ikawekwa hakiba. Kama hapa si salama watuwekee hao wanaoweza kuitunza. Lakini iwe yetu. Jamani, tunajua kuwaiga. Tumeiga matamshi, tumeiga kuvaa, tumeiga miondioko. Tumetelekeza lugha yetu ili tusionekane washamba kuongea vizuri lugha yetu. Kwa nini tusiige ujanja wao!? Kwa nini tusiige uzalendo wao kwa nchi zao nasi tukathamini yetu?!
 
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          Air Namibia second best regional airline in Africa   
The national airline, Air Namibia announced this week that it has been awarded as the second best Regional Airline in Africa by Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the second time in a row that Air Namibia bagged this award. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are very prestigious and highly regarded in the airline industry. […]
          The positive experiences that come from being faced with cancer   
Between 3400 and 4000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer annually, according to the Namibia National Cancer Registry and it is through this that the Cancer Association of Namibia, (CAN)in association with Sanlam, will launch their ‘25 Years of Hope’ project. The project celebrates a quarter of a decade by which the two institutions have […]
          Local stone makes the cut – diamonds are forever   
A diamond mined, cut and polished in the country by Ankit Gems Namibia recently made it when it was inscribed at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat, India. According to the De Beers Group’s this will be it two millionth diamond inscribed by the Forevermark brand and the diamond will be set in a piece […]
          From 12 employees to 2200 – Bank celebrates 110 years of operations   
FNB Namibia celebrated 110 years of operations this week and highlighted the milestones over the years that made them into an innovative bank in the country. The bank started operations in Lüderitz in 1907 with only 12 employees and over the 110 years has grown into a leading bank in the country and through active […]
          Agri chain retailer lists on JSE   
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          Parliament gives a voice to rural women and men on SDGs   
The 4th rural women parliament with men as partners was opened this week by Margaret Mensah-Williams, MP and chairperson of the National Council. This year`s theme gave a voice to rural women and men on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in accordance with the 6th Parliament theme of “Parliament Rededicates Namibia Towards the Attainment of SDGs”. […]
          International exposure counts when stepping onto the chess battle field   
The best young local chess players converged in Windhoek at the Khomas High School over the previous weekend to fight mighty battles on the 64-square monochrome battlefield, to become Namibia’s junior champions. Players from across Namibia participated in this year’s Namibia Junior Closed Chess championship of which the first cycle was played two weeks ago […]
          Bethuel Ushona Still WBF World Welterweight Champion   

In the main event of a show appropriately titled “Defending My National Pride”, World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight Champion Bethuel Ushona successfully defended his crown on Friday night, June 30, at the Ramatex Hall in his home-town of Windhoek, Namibia.

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          Are Black Fraternity & Sorority Calls And Stomp & Shake Cheerleading Yelps Remnants Of Plantation Field Hollers And/Or African Ululation?   
Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post points out the very close similarities between certain historically Black sorority calls and certain stomp & shake cheerleading yelps.

This post also asks interested persons to consider whether historically Black fraternity & sorority calls, and stomp & shake cheerleading yelps might be remnants of 29th century and earlier African American field hollers (arhoolie) and/or remnants of or examples of the African (and elsewhere) vocalization custom of ululation.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, historical, and cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to all those who are featured in the YouTube videos that are embedded in this post and thanks to the publishers of those videos.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPES OF VOCALIZATIONS THAT ARE REFERRED TO IN THIS POST
FIELD HOLLERS (ARHOOLIES)
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_holler
"The field holler or field call is a mostly historical type of vocal music sung by southern labourers to accompany their work, to communicate usefully or to vent feelings.[1] It differs from the collective work song in that it was sung solo, though early observers noted that a holler, or ‘cry’, might be echoed by other workers. Though commonly associated with cotton cultivation, the field holler was also sung by levee workers, and field hands in rice and sugar plantations. Field hollers are also known as corn-field hollers, water calls, and whoops. An early description is from 1853 and the first recordings are from the 1930s. The holler is closely related to the call and response of work songs, and arhoolies, to Afro-American and ultimately influenced strands of African American music, such as the blues, rhythm and blues, and spirituals.[2]

It had prevalence among whites in the southern United States too."...

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From http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=99525
Subject: Etymology: ARHOOLIE
From: Vixen
Date: 02 Mar 07

"I did a search of the Forum, and all the references to "arhoolie" refer to the record label or the non-profit organization. I'm looking for an etymology and a definition.

What follows is the only definition I found, by googling "arhoolies", at
The Bluehighway Website

Field Hollers And Arhoolies

I'll tell you where the blues began. Back there working on them cotton farms, working hard and the man won't pay 'em, so the started singin', "Ohhh, I'm leavin' he one of these days and it won't be long." See, what's happenin' is givin' them the blues. "You gonna look for me one of these mornings and I'll be gone, ohhh yeah!" -- Sonny Terry (3, p. 18)

Field hollers and arhoolies began in the fields as musical exclamations that expressed the mood of the singer, and they eventually grew into longer phrases and verse. Few recordings of these exist, so we have to accept the testimony of the old bluesmen, such as Sonny Terry and Son House, as to their nature:

All I can say is that when I was boy we was always singing in the fields. Not real singing, you know, just hollering. But we made up our songs about things that were happening to us at the time, and I think that's where the blues started. -- Son House (3, p. 18)

The vocal techniques of these were very unique and they formed the basis for early blues vocals."...

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ULULATION
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ululation
Ululation... is a long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sound resembling a howl with a trilling quality. It is produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid back and forth movement of the tongue and the uvula.

Around the world

Ululation is practiced either alone or as part of certain styles of singing, on various occasions of communal ritual events (like for example weddings) used to express strong emotion.

Ululation is commonly practised in most of Africa, the Middle East and Central-to-South Asia. It occurs a few places in Europe, like Serbia, Cyprus, Malta and parts of Spain. It likewise takes place among the diaspora community originating from these areas....

In Ethiopia and Eritrea, ululation (called ililta) is part of a religious ritual performed by worshippers as a feature of Sunday or other services in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church[11] and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. And it is also randomly (spontaneously) uttered during secular celebrations such as parties or concerts. Elsewhere in Africa ululation is used as a cheer, mourn or attention seeking sound by women. In Hausa ululation is called guda, , sigalagala and in Zulu lilizela in Tsonga nkulungwani and in Shona kupururudza. Ululation is incorporated into African musical styles such as Shona music, where it is a form of audience participation, along with clapping and call-and-response.

In Tanzania ululation is a celebratory cheer sound when good news has been shared or during weddings, welcoming of a newborn home, graduations and other festivals even in church when sermons are going on. In Swahili it is known as vigelele and in Luo dialect it is known as udhalili. Generally women exuberantly yell lililili in a high-pitched voices. Female children are usually proud of being able to ululate like their mothers and aunts...

Ululation is rooted in the culture of Eastern Africa as well as Southern Africa and is widely practiced in Tanzania, Kenya, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is used by women to give praises at weddings and all other celebrations. It is a general sound of good cheer and celebration, when good news has been delivered in a place of gathering, even in church. It is also an integral part of most African weddings where women gather around the bride and groom, dancing and ululating exuberantly. During graduation ceremonies ululation shows pride and joy in scholastic achievement. The women ululating usually stand and make their way to the front to dance and ululate around the graduate."...
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Italics were added by me to highlight these sentences.

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HISTORICALLY BLACK FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CALLS
From https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/black-fraternity-sorority-calls.html
Fraternity & sorority calls are signature vocalizations that members of a specific organization make to greet another member of that specific organization and/or to "represent" (promote, "big up") their organization during their own chanting and/or celebratory gatherings and during public events. A fraternity and sorority might have more than one signature call. These calls are usually informal (i.e. not recognized as an official part of that organization by that organization's governing body.) Non-members of a specific organization are strictly prohibited from verbally or in writing using that organization's call in public or in private.

Fraternity & Sorority "Roll calls"

When used by historically Black [university based] Fraternity & sororities (BGLOs) - and particularly by those BGLOs that are known as "The Divine Nine"*, "roll calls" refer to the consecutive vocalization of their signature call/s by multiple BGLOs during a public event. A host or moderator of that event formally announces each organization, usually in the order of their founding, beginning with the earliest founded fraternity and then, after the fraternities are recognized, beginning with the earliest founded sorority. Representatives of "sister" or "brother" organizations may respond to a call with their own call. Also, as an expression of admiration and/or unity, a member of a Divine Nine organization might combine their own signature call with part of the signature call of another member "Divine Nine" organization (either fraternity or sorority).* That said, I've read that some BGLO members disagree with that practice.

*Here's an example of combining two sorority calls:
t goodwill, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n4A1mf_fr0
"Even though imma ZETA, i was jamming to SGRho's Roll call..LOL get it ladies!

ZZZZZZ-Yip!!"
-snip-
Refer to the list of calls given below.

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A STATEMENT ABOUT CALLS & HAND SIGNS BY NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
From http://www.afa1976.org/Portals/0/Membership_Intake_Guide_NPHC.pdf NPHC National Membership Intake Guide
Hand Signs & Calls
"Hand signs and calls have evolved into another historical facet of Black fraternal organization life. According to Kimbrough (2003), the concept of calls is embedded in both African and African-American tradition. These sounds were a form of yodeling known as whooping in the Congo and Angola tribes. Additionally, these audible sounds, also known as cries and arhoolies, could he heard being sung by slaves. It is not clear when calls were first used, however, it seems possible that calls used by NPHC organizations became prevalent during the mid-1970’s.

Much like calls, the exact origin of hand signs cannot be pinpointed. According to Kimbrough (2003), pictures from college campuses of Black fraternities and sororities indicate that hand signs became a part of the Black fraternal experience during the 1970’s. Although it is not clear how calls and hand signs evolved, these traditions are long standing.

These universal symbols can be seen as exclusive outward expressions of pride and of strong organizational identification."

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LIST OF NINE HISTORICALLY BLACK GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATION CALLS THAT ARE REFERRED TO AS "THE DIVINE NINE"
These organizations are given in categories (Fraternities/Sororities) and in chronological order with the earliest founded organizations in that category listed first.

Letters [or numbers] in these calls are often repeated to show enthusiasm and/or to stretch out the call.

Additions and corrections are welcome.
Fraternities:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1906)
call: "O6"

Response [from a member or members of Alpha Phi Alpha] - "You know"

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Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. (1911)
Yo Yo

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (1911)
Roo or Roo Roo

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (1914)
Blue Phi

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Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity, Inc. (1963)
Ow Ow

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Sororities
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908)
Skee Wee

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Oo-Oop

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Inc. (1920)
Z-Phi

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (1922)
Eee-Yip

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Examples of these calls are given in the videos that are showcased in Part II of this series http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/seven-videos-of-black-greek-fraternity.html

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STOMP AND SHAKE CHEERLEADER YELPS
"Stomp & Shake" cheerleading is a referent for a relatively new form of African American originated style of cheerleading.

Stomp & shake cheerleading focuses on the group performance of choreographed percussive, rhythmic foot stomping, (individual) hand clapping, leg lifts, and African American/Caribbean originated dance moves. These body movements are often but not always accompanied by the cheer squad's performance of self-bragging and/or competitor insulting unison chanting. Although most stomp & shake cheerleaders are female, a few males also are members of certain (usually university) stomp & shake squads. This particularly appears to be the case among university cheerleading squads that perform stomp & shake cheerleading and mainstream ("traditional") cheerleading.

Like mainstream cheerleading, the purpose of the cheer squad is to increase the enthusiasm of event attendees. However, the focus of stomp and shake cheer squads' performances and their textual (word) cheers are on the cheer squad itself, and not nearly as much as mainstream cheerleading on the football (or basketball) athletic team. Stomp & Shake is a relatively new form of cheerleading.

The earliest documentation that I've found for stomp & shake cheerleading is the early to mid 1970s at Virginia State University's cheerleading squad (the "Woo Woos) and in the late 1970s at Winston-Salem State University cheerleading squads (known as "Cheer Phi" and later as "the Red Team" and the "White Team").

Some, but not all university based stomp & shake cheerleaders include vocalizations of yelps (also informally referred to as "calls", "cries", and yells as part of their cheers. The vocalization of yelps (cries, yells) while cheering particularly appears to be a characteristic of Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU's) cheerleading style. WSSU's yelp is usually written as "Eeee-yiiip!" or similar spellings. Rightly or wrongly, fans of WSSU indicate that other cheerleading squads from other Historically Black Colleges and Universities' cheerleading squads that use this yelp "stole it" from WSSU.

because Winston-Salem State University's cheerleading squad continues to greatly influence American high school and younger stomp & shake cheerleading squads, their "yelp" vocalization is also found among those squads.

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VIDEO OF BLACK FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CALLS
Greek Speak Roll Call



UABStudentLife, Published on Sep 19, 2008

Check out the eight organizations of UAB's NPHC.
-snip-
Selected comments:
1. ninjapoodle22, 2009
"I see my soRHOrs! EEEEE-YIP!"
-snip-
soRHOrs = Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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2. t goodwill, 2011
Even though imma ZETA, i was jamming to SGRho's Roll call..LOL get it ladies!

ZZZZZZ-Yip!!
-snip-
"Zeta" - a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Inc.

Notice that "ZZZZZZ-Yip"!! is a combination of the Zeta's signature call and Sigma Gamma Rho's signature call.

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3. BUTLERU, 2011
"EEEEEEEEEEEEEE-YIP SIGMA SORORS!"

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4. MonaJalisa90, 2013
"I agree 100%! Luckily, Sigma Gamma Rho doesn't have to deal with such drama lol
EEE-YIP!"
-snip-
That video and three other videos of historically Black fraternity and sorority calls are embedded in the pancocojams post whose link is given above as http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/09/seven-videos-of-black-greek-fraternity.html.

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EXAMPLE OF A WSSU STOMP & SHAKE CHEER THAT INCLUDES A YELP (CALL)
SAY IT IN OUR FACE
Eeeyep!
Fight fight the power,
Hey go head go head.
Hey fight fight he power.
Go head go head.
Hey fight the power.
We are the Rams
And we stay on your case.
If you have something to say
Say it to our face. Haw!
Hey fight the power
Hey fight the power,
Say what
Say what
We are the Rams
And we get on your case.
If you have something to say
Say it in our face.
Say it in our face.
Say it
in
our
face.
HAWHHHHH!
-Winston-Salem State University WSSU Cheer Phi Cheerleaders,
transcription posted by SAC010 in that video's discussion thread by secalong, February 2011 (along with some transcription by Azizi Powell)

*This is the second cheer in that video. I previously (erroneously?) gave the title for that cheer as "Fight The Power".

Here's that video:

WSSU CHEERLEADERS GETTIN' CRUNK



ORIGINALCHEERPHI, Published on Feb 22, 2008

WSSU CHEERLEADERS SHOWING U HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE AT THE ULTIMATE CHEER & DANCE EXPERIENCE TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING COMPETITION 2007

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TWO ADDITIONAL VIDEOS AND SELECTED COMMENTS FROM TWO ADDITIONAL YOUTUBE DISCUSSION THREADS ABOUT STOMP AND SHAKE CHEERLEADER YELPS
WSSU CHEERLEADERS FOR MTV



Flow Child Entertainment Published on Sep 24, 2008

WSSU Cheerleaders tryout for MTV Show
-snip-
Selected comments:
1. Tez Parker, 2011
"Ayyyy dey betta do it!! Eeeoooppp!"

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3.Asha Broo, 2012
"is that that guy going '' yyyyeepp'' lmaoo"

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3. AORaines, 2013
"Love the originality, the loudness, and the enthusiasm but cheerleaders don't woo nor eyyyupp....not sorority cheerleaders
-snip-
This comment indicates that stomp & shake cheerleading isn't really cheerleading because of the way that they perform. The commenter is also disparages WSSU's squad by referring to them as "sorority cheerleaders".

"Woo" here probably refers to Virginia State University's cheerleading squad that is known as "the Woo Woos". Unlike WSSU, it doesn't appear that the squad vocalizes "woo woo". Instead, "woo woo" is a vocalization of admiration and support is vocalized by that squad's fans. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDqcHBu-Cs for a 2008 video of VSU's Woo Woos peforming their popular and often imitated cheer "Work It". At the end of that video, a male fan yells "Woo! Woo!".

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4. pdga9205,2013
"Y'all remind me of FSU (Fayetteville state) cheerleaders especially with the eeeyyyooppp thing!"
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Reply
5. RJRDEMONS, 2013
"WSSU its there original song they made in 2002"

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6. dstgirl9of9, 2014
"FSU got thier eeyyooppp from WSSU! "
-snip-
"FSU" here refers to Fayette State University (North Carolina)

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NC A&T Cheerleaders (Aggie Cheer) / Powerhouse National Competition (Stomp and Shake)



Kevin Crawford Published on Mar 17, 2017
-SNIP-
Selected comments:
1. Midget Catfish, 2017
"Why are they making the sghro call?"

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2. Ashley Monique Styles, 2017
"They killed it! How come the make the same noise that WSSU cheerleaders make? (Eee-yup) or it just sounds similar?"

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Reply
3. nevano, 2017
"Ashley Monique Styles If I'm not mistaken, I believe that's the call for Cheerleaders that are apart of the cheer world. I won't say too much cause I don't wanna stomp on any toes."

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Reply
4. Ashley Monique Styles, 2017
"nevano hmm I wonder if it's certain Colleges. When I cheered, we had our own call."

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5. Lilly, 2017
"They sound like cheering AKA's"
-snip-
"AKA's" = members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The signature AKA call is a high pitched, usually extended "Skeeeee- weeee!"

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6. Takiya Eiland, 2017
"I know they are not eee-yip in"
-snip-
This comment probably is a put-down of North Carolina's A&T cheerleaders for doing the yelp (call, cry) that is associated with WSSU's cheerleaders.

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7. OrbiT BabE, 2017
"The squeak gave me life"

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Natalie Kostich
graduated from the MC/MPA program last month with a certificate in Management,
Leadership and Decision Science
and she was a recipient of the Lucius N.
Littauer Award for academic excellence and significant impact on the HKS
community.  Natalie comes from a business
background - prior to HKS, Natalie worked for Education First (“EF”), a Swedish
company headquartered in Cambridge, MA for 13 years.  EF is an educational travel company dedicated
to “breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography” – a mission she
has been loyal to all of her life.  

Natalie
speaks five languages, having had the opportunity to participate in student exchange
programs, and live in Switzerland and the Russian Federation for 10+ years.  After leaving EF, she volunteered in Namibia,
South Africa, Brazil and back in Boston, MA before beginning the MC/MPA Program at HKS
last summer. In an effort to help out incoming and future students, she wrote this entry on the topic of what she wished she had known before starting at HKS.

image

What do I wish I knew before starting at HKS?  The information session I attended, Admissions Blog entries, New Admit Day and speaking with a few alumni before starting the MC/MPA program
prepared me well for the year. I had heard
about the challenges of the bidding system to select classes (that everyone goes through and
everyone survives, I promise!) and the reasons students flock to certain
courses and why (which may or may not apply to you). I was also reminded of the 3 S’s: Study,
Socialize and Sleep and how at HKS, only 2 of the 3 are possible. The one students usually forego is Sleep as
was my case.  

Keep in mind two things that may seem trivial: emails and
deadlines. Students get a lot of emails
throughout the year and especially in September – A LOT. Read
them. It is tempting to sometimes allow
your trigger finger to do the work and just delete them because you don’t think
you have the time to read them or the title does not grab you, but time and
time again you will say “I never got that email” or “how did you get that
selfie with the President of X?”  In most
cases, you did get an email about it – you just did not read it.  Pay special attention to the “HKS events”
email that goes out to all students every day.  

People talk about “FOMO” or “Fear of Missing Out”.  You will
miss out if you are not careful with email.
You may need to submit a request to join the lottery for a popular Forum
event
, or apply to be part of an interesting discussion group, or enter the
Hult Prize @ Harvard competition for social entrepreneurs, or hear about HGSLI,
a cross-Harvard grad school leadership initiative that you can apply for at the
start of each semester.  Remember that
you not only have to read your emails, but you need to respect the deadlines
when applying for groups, treks, etc. because they are there for a reason – in
most cases, if you miss the deadline you miss your chance.

Lastly and in my view, most importantly, remember why you are at HKS.  Each of us have our own reasons for choosing
to devote one or two years to this unique program, and some will overlap with those
of our classmates – to learn, to meet new people, to be able to advance
professionally…  I am sure you have heard
and will continue to hear how the highlight for many alumni was meeting their
classmates.  Many will mention professors
that really made a difference to their year, or specific courses, clubs, or conferences,
etc.  You will feel anxious at times,
particularly in the beginning.  You are
in a new environment, many of you have probably not been in school for a while
so it will take some adjustment and time to get into the rhythm. What will be easiest and come naturally, is
to gravitate towards people that are most like you – classmates that are from
your country, or who share the same mother tongue, or who have had similar life
experiences, or share a similar culture.
It is important that you find this support and at times comfort, but I
urge you to remember that you are at HKS only ONCE, for a brief period, and
that is it, so take advantage of it!  

You have this ONE opportunity where you will have classmates
of more nationalities than you can remember sitting elbow to elbow with you in
classes. Listen.  Listen to them carefully.  Open your minds.  Share your views.  Take risks.
Debate.  Agree or disagree, but
remember to maximize the opportunity to get to know people that may think
differently from you – that is how you will learn the most, and that is what
makes HKS such an extraordinary institution because it gives you that very
opportunity – IF you take it.  It draws a
diversity of professionals from all over the world that want to make a positive
impact on their city, country or the world, and therefore it is important to push
yourself to work across difference at HKS.
It is easy to forget to do this once you get into the day to day grind
of classes, meetings, seminars and events (without sleep mind you!) so here is
your reminder!

Series Links

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Note "Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Iceland-Faeroe Ridge, off northwest Africa (Rio de Oro), off southern Namibia and South Africa. Reported from the eastern slope of Georges Bank (McEachran 2002, in Collette and Klein-MacPhee 2002); ARC 9312004 from Davis Strait" for taxon Malacoraja spinacidermis (Barnard, 1923) has been added by Mary Kennedy via the MS Access interface on 2009-02-16T09:43:45+00:00
          Zambia, Lesotho reach COSAFA Castle Cup semis   
Four-time champions Zambia survived a late scare to book a COSAFA Castle Cup semifinal place with victory over Botswana on Saturday, and are joined in the last four by Lesotho, who squeezed through on penalties ahead of 2013 winners Namibia. The two quarterfinal ties at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in the South Africa's North West Province produced just three goals and the expected tight tussles as Zambia won 2-1. The Basotho then launched into joyous celebration after goalkeeper Likano Mphuthi...
          Namibia: Support Brave Warriors, Not Me - Mannetti   
[Namibian] Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has called on the nation to rally behind his troubled side, who launch their assault on the Cosafa Cup with a quarter-final clash against Lesotho on Saturday.
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Eddie Goe-eiseb   
Namibia National ti? I was not loss
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Uushona A. Shilongo   
Why you all speaking on behalf of Cde Sam? What did he say about it himself? Being 'father of the nation' possess some untold benefits or allowance? 🤔 expand more Salas Pinto
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Lucy David   
Taa
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Ndelly Ndjoba   
Based on what facts exactly?
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Chabota Mushimani Zulu Kasako   
"Everything is personal: money, even recognition."
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Taurayi Munengami   
Thats her own view
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Salas Pinto   
I want a restraining order on this hypocrites ..
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Constancia Ouvrou Festus   
What did he Found though
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Patricius Nande Wakalenda   
Please leave Tatekulu Toivo ya Toivo to rest in peace. He is the founder of OPA that he changed to OPO and again change it to Swapo for all Namibian people. History speak by itself.
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Tangeni Nick   
those are her Opinions ...
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Garzello Othero   
Who gives a crap!
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Ian J Izaacs   
What is the definition of a founding father in the Namibia context?
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Benny Shilongo   
Blacks are lazy to read and listen carefully before they #attacking. .. for namibia ! For Republic!
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Katonyala Omusati Region   
Mee Orrvia don't you think that this is contrary to what the President said? 😂
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Hulk Harry   
Who asked for her opinion?
          Comment on Founding Father of Namibia is Nujoma, not the late Toivo, says First Lady by Orrvia Errvin   
You can say that again and again our first lady.......Dr. Shafiishuna Sam Nujoma is the Founding Father of Namibia National.
          Big Theatre Plans for 2006   
By Frederick Philander WINDHOEK STAGE performances of Namibian plays at three international festivals are on the cards as part of Committed Artists of Namibia (CAN) and Assitej-Namibia’s theatre outreach programme for this year. “CAN has been invited to stage its knock-out one-woman play, The....
          phonetish: With five distinct kinds of clicks, multiple tones...   


phonetish:

With five distinct kinds of clicks, multiple tones and strident vowels — vocalized with a quick choking sound — the Taa language, spoken by a few thousand people in Botswana and Namibia, is believed by most linguists to have the largest sound inventory of any tongue in the world.

The exact count differs among scholars. Studies commonly cite more than 100 consonants, and some say there are as many as 164 consonants and 44 vowels. English, by comparison, has about 45 sounds at its disposal, total.

Taa, also known as !Xoon, is part of the Khoisan language group, spoken in the Kalahari Desert and hardly anywhere else. All Khoisan languages use click consonants, which were featured in the hit 1980 film “The Gods Must Be Crazy.”

Source: Which Language Uses the Most Sounds? Click 5 Times for the Answer

It’s very interesting article.


          African Blue Granite / Namibia Blue   
African Blue Granite is also known as Namibia Blue. This is one of the most expensive stones on the market. An exotic and beautiful natural stone which varies greatly in color tone and texture. Pictures and information on blue granites.

          Kommentar zu Rassismusprobleme in der ARD: Verordnete „political correctness“ statt aufgeklärte Weltanschauung von Helge   
<em>Schwarze sind sehr muskulös, schon seit Jahrzehnten sind die Top 100 Meter Sprinter Schwarze.</em> Diesen Rassen-mythos kann man leicht aufklären, es handelt sich bei diesen pauschalisierten "Schwarzen" (in Äthiopien oder Namibia rennen mit Sicherheit keine 1,90m Supersprinter rum) um das Ergebnis der Sklavenselektion für Amerika. Natürlich wurden für die Sklavenarbeit nur die kräftigsten nach Übersee geschickt. Das hat aber eher was mit (un-)natürlicher Auslese zu tun als mit Rassenmerkmalen oder Hautfarbemerkmalen. Hätte man die Sklaven aus Europa geholt, dann wären die Weißen in Amerika groß, stark und Supersprinter heute. Aber aus Europa sind eher Kriminelle, Deserteuere, halb verhungerte und religiös Verfolgte ausgewandert... Das ganze Rassengequatsche ist äußerst dämlich, denn die Rasse eines Menschen (bzw. besser Phenotyp) sagt noch lange nichts aus, über seine Fähigkeiten, Kultur, Intelligenz, bzw. Arschlochpotenzial. Das ist bei allen Hautfarben gleich verteilt. Was allerdings die Kultur beeinflusst, sind dauerhafte Einwirkungen von politischer, religiöser und wirtschaftlicher (Fremd-)Herrschaft auf die Menschen.
          Namibia, Windhoek   
Any top guys in Nambia ?...i need a hung guy...all tribes welcome....gays, bisexual and married guys...any one willing to come and TOP me?
          Re: need friendship   
farmspecial wrote:Hi I am a white african and whant to chat with someone gay. 23 living in namibia and a farmer.


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          Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe 3dicks in 1 day   
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          En el 2013, los guardiamarinas de la Escuela Naval reemplazaron la travesía a bordo de la Fragata Libertad por un viaje en ómnibus   
El 2013 no será un buen año para los guardiamarinas de la promoción 142 de la Escuela Naval Militar. Es que –tal como trascendió a fines de la semana pasada- por primera vez en décadas, los oficiales recién recibidos no realizarán su viaje de instrucción en la ARA Fragata Libertad.

La decisión fue tomada, de acuerdo a información proveniente de la Armada, por la falta de presupuesto. Incluso cuando se ofreció hacer un recorrido más corto sin pasar por puertos “peligrosos”, la escasez de dinero fue determinante para su suspensión. Mientras tanto, el 5 de mayo de 2013, la Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros anunciaba un aumento del gasto en publicidad oficial del orden de los $ 439.000.000 para el año 2013, los cuales reforzaron los $ 753.000.000 previstos en el presupuesto.
Facsímil de licitación de la Armada para el viaje de guardiamarinas
Sin embargo, de acuerdo con documentos a los que se accedio, los Guardiamarinas, este año,  ya tuvieron “su viaje”. Aunque no lo realizaron en el exterior, sino más bien a los principales destinos turísticos del país, en lo que sería casi un viaje de egresados, en el que se incluyó la visita a bodegas mendocinas, actividades de rafting y paseos en el Cerro Catedral o las Cataratas del Iguazú, todo en el marco de un plan denominado “Viaje de Conocimientos Profundos por la República Argentina”.
El itinerario en cuestión, que por lo menos en el 2013 será el único que tendrán los oficiales y que nada tiene que ver con el de instrucción en la Fragata, tuvo su inicio el 5 de febrero pasado en la provincia Mendoza; luego, se prolongó el 10 en la provincia de San Juan; continúo el 14 de ese mes en la provincia de Tucumán; siguió el 20 de febrero por la provincia de Salta; recaló el 26 en la provincia de Misiones y concluyó el 6 de marzo en la provincia de Río Negro (ver el final del artículo para acceder al itinerario completo contratado).
Todo surgió a fines del 2011, a partir de un discurso de la presidente Cristina Fernández en la ceremonia de graduación de oficiales de las Fuerzas Armadas. Allí la mandataria recomendó a los subtenientes, guardiamarinas y alféreces que “pudieran recorrer la totalidad del país” con el fin de conocer la “Argentina Profunda”. Sugirió, de hecho, la introducción de una nueva modalidad, “después que los cadetes se hayan graduado, independientemente de los planes de estudio que tengan que continuar”.

La Presidente dijo: “Uno de los principales problemas que hemos tenido a lo largo de nuestra historia ha sido no conocernos profundamente; o conocernos a través de lo que decían otros sobre nosotros”. Y concluyó: “Hay que conocer a nuestra gente, mirarla a los ojos. Estoy segura que así va a ser mucho más fácil defender a nuestro país, porque nos vamos a sentir orgullosos de él”.
Adjudicación de la Licitación Pública 5/2012 a Plusmar
Tras estos dichos y considerando el deseo presidencial como una orden, la Armada, se dispuso la creación del denominado “Viaje de Conocimientos Profundos por la República Argentina”. La marina llamó a dos licitaciones para realizar el viaje en el 2013 (tramo centro norte del país, y sur), ganando la firma Transportes Automotores Plusmar SA, quien para ambas compulsas (Licitaciones N° 05/12 y 12/12), cotizó el viaje de 75 personas en $631.100 pesos ($459.500 y  $171.600) -ver adjudicación de la licitación 5/2012 en el jpg adjunto-.
Entre esas 75 personas, formaron parte del contingente 50 hombres y 18 mujeres de la última promoción de la Escuela Naval Militar, que en su mayoría nacieron del interior del país. Los acompañó un visitante de la Escuela Naval de Panamá y el resto de la comitiva se completaba con 6 personas designadas por la marina.
Los 18 tramos licitados por la Escuela Naval Militar para el “viaje de conocimientos profundos”, incluyeron, por ejemplo, actividades de rafting, visita a la bodega Selentein y al Cristo Redentor  en Mendoza, y hasta el viaje al Parque Nacional Ischigualasto en San Juan, las Cataratas del Iguazú en Misiones o el Cerro Catedral, en Bariloche. Incluyendo "city tours" a varias ciudades capitales de provincias.

Todo muy lejos del significado que se podría dar sobre la “Argentina Profunda”, como sería la de internarse en el monte chaqueño o conocer la vida cotidiana de los pescadores patagónicos, por ejemplo.
Durante su excursión, los guardiamarinas visitaron sitios que siempre estuvieron a por lo menos 200 kilómetros de la playa más próxima. Lo más cerca que estuvieron de los vientos marinos fue Bariloche, a 205 km del Océano Pacífico. Y en San Juan y Misiones, las playas estaban a 623 km y 599 km, respectivamente

Es la segunda vez que se realiza este tipo de viaje, siendo la promoción 141 y a comienzos del 2012, los primeros que realizaron esa travesía. La 141, recordemos, es la misma promoción que estuvo “embargada” en Ghana por 77 días durante el año 2012.
De no haber sucedido aquel incidente, la fragata Libertad, hubiera recorrido durante cinco meses las aguas de Salvador de Bahía (Brasil), Paramaribo, (Guyana), La Guaira (Venezuela), Madeira (islas portuguesas en el Atlántico), Lisboa (territorio metropolitano de Portugal), Cádiz, Las Palmas y Canarias (España), Casablanca (Marruecos), Dakar (Senegal), Luanda (Angola), Walvi Bay (Namibia) y Cape Town (Sudáfrica).
Muchos tomaron con sorna la decisión de tan particular periplo. Al respecto, compararon el hecho de que marinos visiten el interior (lejos del mar, su hábitat) como que a los egresados de la Fuerza Aérea se les haga hacer una corta pasantía en las minas de Río Turbio o se enviara a los comandos del ejército a pasar una temporada a las oficinas de contabilidad de la Armada.

¿Cómo era el itinerario, de acuerdo con el pliego de la licitación 05/2012?

RENGLON Nº 1: 

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 5 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 09:00
     EXCURSION: Cañón del Atuel

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá transitar por la ruta N° 40 visitando Villa 25 de Mayo, el Nihuil, Cañón del Atuel y el Valle Grande. En este último paraje deberá preverse una estadía mas prolongada a fin de que la comitiva pueda realizar actividades como rafting o excursiones en catamarán las cuales serán abonadas en forma particular por los interesados. La excursión deberá contener un City Tour por la Ciudad de San Rafael al finalizar la misma. Del mismo modo el adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 5 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 19:30            

 RENGLON Nº 2:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 6 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 07:30

EXCURSION: Valle de Uco

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá transitar por la ruta N° 40 visitando San José, el Corredor Productivo, el Cordón del Plata, la Bodega Selentein y el Manzano Histórico para luego regresar por Tunuyan. Del mismo modo el adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 6 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 17:30  

 RENGLON Nº 3:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 7 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 07:30

EXCURSION: Circuito Alta Montaña

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá recorrer el Dique Potrerillos, Uspallata, Picheuta, Penitentes, El puente de Inca, mirador del Aconcagua hasta las Cuevas (3200 mts) y si las condiciones climáticas lo permiten ascender al Cristo Redentor a 4200 mts. Del mismo modo el adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 7 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 17:30                     

RENGLON Nº 4:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza)

FECHA: 8 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 10:00

EXCURSION: City Tour ciudad de Mendoza

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá contemplar el paso de la comitiva por Plaza Pedro del Castillo, Ruinas San Francisco, Micro centro de la ciudad, Plazas, Centro Cívico, Parque General San Martín, Ascenso al Cerro de la Gloria y Monumento al Gral. San Martín.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar General Espejo (Av. Boulogne Sur Mer 2136 Mendoza – Mendoza Ciudad - Mendoza). FECHA: 8 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 13:00 

RENGLON Nº 5:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña N ° 22 (Conscripto Argentino y Baigorria S/Nro - 5407 Marquesado – San Juan). FECHA: 10 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 14:30

EXCURSION: City Tour ciudad de San Juan y Cavas del Sonda.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá contemplar el paso de la comitiva por la Catedral, Museo Casa Natal de Sarmiento, Auditórium Juan Victoria, Plaza Juan Jufre,  Área fundacional de SAN JUAN, Palmera de dos brazos para luego dirigirse a la zona de Zonda, Bodega Gran Cava y dique Ullum. El adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña N ° 22 (Conscripto Argentino y Baigorria S/Nro - 5407 Marquesado – San Juan). FECHA: 10 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 


RENGLON Nº 6:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña N ° 22 (Conscripto Argentino y Baigorria S/Nro - 5407 Marquesado – San Juan). FECHA: 11 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 06:00

EXCURSION: Ischigualasto (Valle de la Luna)

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá contemplar el paso de la comitiva por  el Parque Provincial Ischigualasto, Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad y Museo de Ciencias Naturales. Visita al Museo de Piedras Preciosas. Paso  por Caucete, Difunta Correa, Marayes, Astica, Las Tumanas, San Agustín de Valle Fértil. El adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación así como también la entrada al Parque Provincial Ischigualasto.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña N ° 22 (Conscripto Argentino y Baigorria S/Nro - 5407 Marquesado – San Juan). FECHA: 11 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 21:00 

 RENGLON Nº 7:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán – Tucumán). FECHA: 14 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 07:00

EXCURSION: City Tour San Miguel de Tucumán.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá contemplar la visita de la comitiva a la Iglesia San Francisco, Plaza Independencia, Iglesia Catedral, Iglesia la Merced, Casa Histórica de Tucumán, Parque 9 de Julio, Casa del Obispo José Colombres. Así mismo el tour debe incluir visitas al Autódromo Nasif Stefano, la Legislatura, la Plaza Urquiza, el Teatro San Martín y Casino para concluir el tour con un paso por el Municipio de Yerba Buena y  el Shopping de Tucumán. El adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán). FECHA: 14 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 21:30 

 RENGLON Nº 8:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán). FECHA: 15 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 07:00

EXCURSION: Tour Tafi del Valle.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva a las Ruinas de Lules, pasando por Acheral (ascenso por la Quebrada de los Sosa),  Monumento al Indio, Dique La Angostura, la reserva de los Menhires y Villa de Tafi del Valle visitando la Iglesia Jesuítica de la Banda y previendo un tiempo libre para que la comitiva recorra la mencionada villa. Del mismo modo el adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán – Tucumán). FECHA: 15 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 21:00 

RENGLON Nº 9:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán). FECHA: 17 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 09:00

EXCURSION: Tour Circuito Chico San Miguel de Tucumán.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva a Villa Nougues, as censo a Cerro San Javier, Raco, El Siambón, El cadillar y recorrida por Municipio de Yerba Buena.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Militar Gral. Araoz de Lamadrid (Italia 2409 - San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán). FECHA: 17 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 13:00 

 RENGLON Nº 10:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 20 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: City Tour Ciudad de Salta.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever el paso de la comitiva por el Convento San Bernardo, Monumento al General Güemes, Villa San Lorenzo (Quebrada de San Lorenzo), Cerro San Bernardo y Mercado Artesanal. Así mismo deberá incluir un circuito pedestre por el casco histórico ingresando a la Catedral, Museo de Alta Montaña  y al Cabildo.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 20 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 13:00 

RENGLON Nº 11:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 22 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour El Cafayate.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva por La Quebrada de las Conchas (atravesando de los pueblos de Cerrillos, la Merced, El Carril, Coronel Moldes y La Viña), el Valle de Lerma, La Garganta del Diablo, El Anfiteatro, La Yesera, Casa de Loros, Los Castillos, Los Médanos, El Fraile, El Obelisco y Las Ventanas. Así mismo se debe prever la visita a una bodega cuya entrada se deberá contemplar dentro del monto licitatorio del renglón. La excursión debe culminar con un pasaje por el puente del dique Cabra Corral contemplando un tiempo suficiente para el recorrido del mismo por la comitiva. Del mismo modo el adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 22 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 


RENGLON Nº 12:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 24 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour Quebrada de Humahuaca.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva por el Volcán, Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Cerro de los Siete Colores, Posta de Hornillos, Maimara, Tilcara, Pucara, Museo Arqueológico E. Casanova, Huacalera, La Pollera de la Colla, Iglesia de Uquía.

Humahuaca (Catedral y al Monumento del Indio o de la Independencia). Al regreso se deberá contemplar el paso por La Paleta del Pintor, Camino de Cornisa subtropical, Abra Santa Laura, La Caldera y Vaqueros. El adjudicatario deberá prever el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Batallón de Ingenieros N° 5“General de División Enrique Mosconi” (Av. Arenales 1890 - Salta Ciudad – Salta). FECHA: 24 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 
 
RENGLON Nº 13:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas - Misiones). FECHA: 26 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour Parque Nacional Iguazú.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva al Parque Nacional Iguazu. El adjudicatario deberá prever la entrada y el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas - Misiones). FECHA: 26 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 
 
RENGLON Nº 14:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas - Misiones). FECHA: 27 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour Ruinas de San Ignacio y Parque Temático de Santa Ana.

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva a las Ruinas de San Ignacio y Parque temático de Santa Ana. El adjudicatario deberá prever la entrada a ambos establecimientos y el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas - Misiones). FECHA: 27 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 
 
RENGLON Nº 15:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas – Misiones). FECHA: 28 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour Yerbatera La Cachuera (Misiones).

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva a la Yerbatera La Cachuera, el recorrido de sus instalaciones y plantaciones. El adjudicatario deberá prever la entrada al establecimiento y el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Liceo Naval Almirante Storni (Av. Centenario y Av. San Martín – Posadas - Misiones). FECHA: 28 de febrero de 2013. HORA: 20:00 
 
RENGLON Nº 16:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av.E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 4 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Cerro Tronador (San Carlos de Bariloche).

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva a las márgenes de los lagos Gutiérrez y Mascardi, Puente del Río Manso y Cerro Tronador. El adjudicatario deberá prever la entrada al establecimiento y el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av .E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 4 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 19:00 
 
RENGLON Nº 17:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av. E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 5 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Isla Victoria y Bosque Arrayanes (San Carlos de Bariloche).

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva al Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi partiendo de Puerto Pañuelo navegando por la Península de Quetrihue hasta Bosque de Arrayanes recorriendo el mismo. Luego navegar  hacia la "Isla Victoria" desembarcando en Puerto Anchorena y recorrer el lugar hasta la Playa del Toro. El adjudicatario deberá prever la entrada al establecimiento y el almuerzo de la comitiva incluido en el precio de la contratación.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av.E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 5 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 19:00 

 RENGLON Nº 18:

PLAZAS: El servicio deberá contar con plazas para la totalidad de la comitiva (75 personas).

LUGAR DE PARTIDA: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av.E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 6 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 08:00

EXCURSION: Tour Circuito Chico (San Carlos de Bariloche).

DESCRIPCION: La excursión deberá prever la visita de la comitiva por los márgenes del lago Nahuel Huapi, el ascenso a la base del Cerro Campanario por aerosilla, recorrido de zona del lago Moreno y Punto Panorámico  y la capilla S. Eduardo. El costo del ascenso en aerosilla se encuentra dentro del monto licitatorio.

LUGAR DE ARRIBO: Escuela Militar de Montaña (Av.E.Bustillo 9000 - Bariloche – Rio Negro). FECHA: 6 de marzo de 2013. HORA: 12:00 

          Namibia/Lesotho: Brave Warriors Knocked Out of Cosafa Cup   
[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.
          Läsmånad: juni   
Efter mycket anglosaxisk läsning förra månaden så avslutade jag maj med att beställa hem biblioteksböcker från några andra länder, däribland fyra länder jag inte hade läst något från tidigare. Och med många biblioteksbesök (alla böcker kom inte samtidigt) så blev det en del upplockat i förbifarten också :)

En av mina månadsfavoriter är The Purple Violet of Oshaantu, om två kvinnoöden i en liten namibisk by. Att jag ska resa dit (Namibia) om ett par veckor kan ha hjälpt till att öka mitt intresse :) Också månadsfavoriter blev den svenska dystopin Trojanerna (jag är ju ofta väldigt svag för katastrofscenarion) och den ganska ljuvligt pirriga Tell Me Three Things vilket gör att alla mina favoriter var av för mig nya författare, inte dumt.

Besviken blev jag på Det finns alltid förlåtelse (uppföljaren till Berlinerpopplarna som jag tyckte väldigt mycket om) som inte var helt dålig, men jag hade väntat mig något mer, kanske framför allt att tycka om karaktärerna, men nu blev det inte riktigt så. Jag hade också jättesvårt för Bunda: en baktung agent som var för farsartad för min smak, dessutom med en odräglig huvudperson.

En svensk ungdomsdystopiserie av Sofia Nordin blev det också, fyra ganska korta böcker som berättas av varsin karaktär, gillade! Gillar också urban fantasyserien jag började på de sista dagarna om trackern Rylee. Med sina tio delar är den serien avslutad så jag tänkte läsa dem i ett svep - ser fram emot det.

Under juli är mitt stora mål att lägga mindre tid på mobilen, har fastnat lite i Best fiends och har svårt att lägga ner den just nu. Himla tur att liven tar slut med jämna mellanrum, annars är jag rädd att jag hade suttit mycket mer 😵

Statistik:
Lästa böcker: 22 (2 barn, 2 grafiska, 1 non-fic)
Lästa sidor: 5662
Böcker på svenska: 12, engelska: 10                               Böcker av kvinnor: 14, män: 4, kombo: 3
Nya författare för mig: 11                                                Antal länder: 10
Del av serie: 16 (6 påbörjad, 5 avslutad/up to date)
8 böcker av svenska författare
4 böcker av amerikanska författare
3 böcker av kanadensiska författare
1 bok av en angolansk författare
1 bok av en brittisk författare
1 bok av en jemenitisk författare
1 bok av en kinesisk författare
1 bok av en namibisk författare
1 bok av en norsk författare
1 bok av en zimbabwisk författare

Utmaningar 2017:  
Läs minst fyra klassiker under året: 0 (4/4): Inga den här månaden, men målet uppnått ändå.
Läs böcker från minst fyra nya länder under året: 4 (8/4): Angola, Jemen, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Kaosutmaning 2017: 0 (35/35): Sista punkten prickades av den 25/2 😊
Skriv om böckerna inom en vecka: Nej, men har åtminstone börjat blogga igen, alltid något?

Böcker:
98.    Raising Innocence - Shannon Mayer  4/5
97.    Immune - Shannon Mayer  4-/5
96.    Priceless - Shannon Mayer  4-/5
95.    The Boy on the Bridge - M.R. Carey   4-/5
94.    Det finns alltid förlåtelse - Anna B. Ragde  3/5   -månadsbesvikelse-
93.    Princeless 1: Save Yourself - Jeremy Whitley & M. Goodwin (barn, grafisk)  4/5
92.    Om du såg mig nu - Sofia Nordin   3+/5
91.    High Country - Nevada Barr  3+/5
90.    Tell Me Three Things - Julie Buxbaum  4/5   *månadsfavorit*
89.    Enigma of China - Qiu Xiaolong  4/5
88.    Omänniskor - Kristoffer Svensson & Nanna Johansson  4/5
87.    Som om jag vore fantastisk - Sofia Nordin  4/5
86.    Spring så fort du kan - Sofia Nordin   4/5
85.    En sekund i taget - Sofia Nordin   4-/5
84.    The Purple Violet of Oshaantu - Neshani Andreas  4/5  *månadsfavorit*
83.    Nyckeln till Hinsides - Karin Alvtegen & Albin Alvtegen  (barn)  4/5
82.    Memorys bok - Petina Gappah  4/5
81.    Synd - Elin Lucassi  (grafisk)  3/5
80.    Trojanerna - Lova Lovén  4/5   *månadsfavorit*
79.    Bunda: en baktung agent - Pepetela   2/5   -månadsbesvikelse-
78.    Jag heter Nujood: är 10 år och skild - Nujood Ali & Delphine Minoui  (biografi)  2+/5
77.    The Nowhere Man - Gregg Hurwitz  4/5

Film: Har inte blivit någon alls :(

Tv: 
The Handmaid's Tale, säsong 1, Hbo. Som jag längtat! En av de bästa böcker jag läst och jag lyckades faktiskt hålla mig ifrån att titta tills alla avsnitt fanns ute så att jag skulle kunna se dem i egen takt. Och tv-serien var faktiskt nästan precis lika bra, hade hela tiden en klump i magen - känns som en framtid som skulle kunna inträffa...
Berlin - under samma himmel, svt. Himla bra om en "romeo-agent" från Östtyskland som ska förföra kvinnor med viktiga jobb i Västtyskland. Också om ung simmare som får anabola steroider av sin tränare och biverkningarna och om en tunnel som byggs under muren. Dramatik, spänning, välspelat och intressant, bara synd att hela säsongen är ynka 6 avsnitt.
Poldark, svt. Gillar den här historiska såpan, längtar nu efter säsong 3...
The Casual Vacancy, Hbo. Miniserie efter J.K. Rowlings bok. Tredje gången jag ser den, perfekt att plöja under en kväll. Brittiskt drama i pittoresk by där det utdelas små och stora nålstick i ryggen.
This is Us, tv3. Om tre syskons liv och uppväxt, och lika mycket om deras föräldrars förhållande. Riktigt bra!
Barnmorskan i East End, svt. Gillar! Speciellt de olika fallen (gråter regelbundet), är inte fullt lika intresserad av den fasta rollbesättningens små dramer.
Onedinlinjen, axesskanalen. Mammas gamla favorit 😊 - var ju tvungen att börja titta på den (hon är lite avundsjuk), men är inte helt säker ännu på vad jag tycker om den här sjuttiotalsklassikern om en skepparfamilj.
The 100, säsong 1, dvd. Om 100 kriminella tonåringar som skickas till jorden från rymdstationen där de vuxit upp för att ta reda på om jorden är beboelig igen efter kärnvapenkrigen. Högst ologisk, men underhållande och med högt tempo. Slutade med en cliffhanger som får mig mycket nyfiken på säsong 2...

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Bautiful photos Matt - very beautiful!
          Tour Guide - AMANDLA FAMILY EXPRESS TOURS - Marble Hall, North West 0458   
please be able to travel the following countries if you apply for this job,Namibia,zimbabwe,mozambique,botswana,zambia,south africa,kenya,malawi and tanzania R20 000 a month
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          Crystal Necklace Nambian Crystal Oxidized Sterling Silver - Soap Bubble Wire Wrapped by ClassicKeepsakes   

32.00 USD

Crystal Necklace Nambian Crystal Oxidized Sterling Silver - Soap Bubble Wire Wrapped

I created this timeless pendant using a very special crystal from a region called Namibia, in southern Africa. It is well known around the world to have strong healing properties and is very beautiful. It is a 15mm perfectly transparent Namibian Crystal gemstone. The crystal has been securely wrapped with a sterling silver headpin and bead caps. All of the sterling silver has been oxidized for an organic and antique look and feel.

The pendant hangs gently from an 18 inch oxidized Sterling Silver chain. A Sterling Silver C clasp completes the necklace. This would be a lovely heirloom piece or a gift for someone special.

All of our jewelry comes wrapped for gift giving and tucked into an organza satchel.

To view the other classic designs in my shop, click here
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClassicKeepsakes?view_type=gallery


          Namibia/Lesotho: Brave Warriors Knocked Out of Cosafa Cup   
[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.
          Serikali Yawataka Wataalam wa Mikataba Kuwa Wazalendo   
Na Jonas Kamaleki- MAELEZO
Wataalamu wa majadiliano ya mikataba wametakiwa kuweka maslahi ya Taifa mbele wanapoandaa mikataba ya kimataifa ili kulinda na kusimamia raslimali za nchi.

Wito huo umetolewa jana na Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali, Gerson Mdemu wakati akifunga mafunzo ya maafisa waandamizi wa serikali za nchi tisa za kiafrika kuhusu majadaliano ya mikataba ya kibiashara ya kimataifa yaliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam.

Mdemu aliwasititiza washiriki wa mafunzo hayo kutumia ujuzi walioupata kwenye mafunzo hayo yaliyofanyika kwa majuma mawili kwa ajili ya maslahi ya nchi zao ili kulinda raslimali  za nchi husika ili zitumike kwa manufaa ya umma.

“Tangulizeni maslahi ya nchi na si ya kwenu binafsi katika mikataba ya kimataifa na kuondokana na vitendo vya rushwa”, alisema Mdemu.

Kwa upande wake, Mkurugenzi wa Mafunzo wa Uongozi Institute, Kadari Singo amesema mafunzo hayo yameandaliwa kutokana na nchi za kiafrika kuwa nyuma katika majadaliano ya mikataba ya kimataifa.

“Tumeamua kufanya mafunzo haya kuwafundisha maafisa waandamizi toka nchi za kiafrika ili kuwapa ujuzi na utaalamu wa kufanya majadiliano ya mikataba ili iweze kuwa na manufaa kwa nchi husika”, alisema Singo.

Kwa mujibu wa Bwana Singo, mafunzo ya aina hiyo yatakuwa endelevu kwa watumishi wa Serikali ii kuiwajengea uwezo katika eneo hilo na yatakuwa yakifanyika kujumuisha wataalam wa sekta husika kama vile, sekta madini, misitu, wanyamapori na sheria.

Aidha, Singo alisema mafunzo haya yatahakikisha yanapinga vikali vitendo vya rushwa kwenye mikataba ili kuzinusuru nchi za kiafrika kutumbukia katika mikataba isiyowanufaisha wananchi.

Mafunzo haya yameandaliwa na Uongozi Institute na yamewajumuisha watumishi wa serikali waandamizi kutoka nchi za Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia na wenyeji Tanzania.

Hivi karibuni, Mheshimiwa Rais John Pombe Magufuli wakati akipokea ripoti ya pili ya uchunguzi wa mchanga wa madini alimtaka Spika wa Bunge kutumia Bunge lake kupitia sheria za madini ili kuhakikisha sheria hizo zinaleta manufaa kwa wananchi.

Mikataba ya madini na mali za asli nyingine imekuwa ikipigiwa kelele kuwa haina lengo la kuinufaisha nchi bali watu wa nchi nyingine. Hivyo Miswada ya Maliasili za nchi imepelekwa Bungeni kwa Hati ya Dharula ili kutoa nafasi ya kutunga sheria mapema iwezekanavyo za kuleta manufaa na tija kwa nchi hasa kupitia madini na maliasili nyingine zikiwemo mbuga za wanyama na hifadhi nyingine za Taifa.

Kwa kuzingatia unyeti na umuhimu wa suala hilo, muda wa kumaliza Bunge umeongezwa badala ya kumaliza Juni 30 sasa litaenda hadi Julai 5, 2017.

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You made your bed, now sleep in it.
          Erlebe etwas Anderes: 2-3 Wochen Namibia   
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