Tanzania on India’s terrorism watch list

INTERNATIONAL terrorist groups are targeting Tanzanian nationals for possible recruitment to take part in various terrorism activities in India, including suicide bombings, new reports from the Asian country say. As a result, Indian intelligence is said to have placed Tanzania high up amongst a number of other countries on its current terrorism watch list.
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Swahili movie. Not sure? Then get tested for HIV. A young couple has been separated for many months as the husband has been working far from home. Now, he is coming home. Each unsure of the others faithfulness during their long time apart, husband and wife are painfully aware that there is something really important that they had better talk about. All the while, the volcano of desire is rumbling away. Directed by: Hamet Fall Diagne (2007, Senegal), based on the ideas of Liboke Limpho, aged 22 (Lesotho), Egbeleye Azeezat, aged 23 (Nigeria) and Ntamba Alon Johnas, aged 18 (Tanzania). A SCENARIOS FROM AFRICA film (www.globaldialogues.org)

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Swahili movie. Moussah is a young man who has a hard time keeping his interest in women in check. His male friends tell him about the prevention strategy they have chosen as an alternative to condoms. But, Moussah doesn't realise that the expression they are using - "iron underpants" - is their way of talking about "mind over matter" in the sexual realm. As a result, he gets himself into a hilarious mess! Idea: Malick Diop Yade, aged 18 (Senegal) / Directed by: Fanta Régina Nacro (Burkina Faso).

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Tanzania's Health Challenges: Deaths at Birth

Giving birth holds deadly risks for mothers in Tanzania, where on average one woman and six infants die each hour from preventable, birth-related complications.





In Wayali Hospital in Bagamoyo, Imani Msisi - just over eight months pregnant - lies motionless on a narrow metal bed, pressing a thin sheet to her chest.

She was referred to the hospital several days ago because of unusually sharp pains in her abdomen. There is no nurse or doctor in Msisi's village, only a health officer with some basic medical training. Fearing the worst, he sent Msisi in a taxi on the nearly hour drive to Wayali.

She was found to be having a false labor and was treated at the hospital, but is being kept there until she gives birth. If Msisi goes home and a complication does occur, she may not be able to make it back in time.

"In the villages they just have dispensaries. If [pregnant women] are hemorrhaging they are transferred here but sometimes they die before they leave, sometimes along the way. It happens," said Rehema Geni a nurse and head of the maternity ward at the hospital.

According to the most recent maternal mortality data collected by the Tanzanian government, 578 women died in 2004 per every 100,000 live births, and that rate has increased since 1999.

World Health Organization data paints an even bleaker picture, listing the Tanzania maternal mortality rate for 2005 at 950 deaths for every 100,000 live births. In comparison, the United States had 11 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in 2005.

Tanzania's health minister, David Mwakyusa called the situation "unacceptable."

"It works out to about 8,100 to 9,000 per year," he said. "I lose a lot of sleep because of that."

The leading cause of maternal death in Tanzania is excessive bleeding before or after birth, called hemorrhaging. Infection and high blood pressure also cause many maternal fatalities. The risks extend beyond the mother to the unborn baby as well.

"If something is going wrong on the mother's side and is not recognized because of lack of skills, the same thing will happen to the newborn," said Rose Mlay, the National Coordinator for the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania. "If a woman dies it is most likely that the newborn will die."

The often long distances between people's homes and any health facility, much less one that has medical staff that can deal with emergency surgeries or complications, is one of the main weaknesses in Tanzania's health system, said Mwakyusa.

"In the rural areas [it is] an average of 5 to 10 kilometers for someone to walk to the nearest health facility. That's a daunting problem ... consider a woman who's pregnant, is in labor," he said.

As part of a 10 year planned overhaul of Tanzania's health system, the ministry is planning to have a dispensary and health officer in each village, and is upgrading some dispensaries to health clinics, which can handle minor operations. The country is also working to train more health professionals to ease the dire nursing and doctor shortage in the country.

Assistant medical officers, with three years of medical training, have had to take up many of the responsibilities of doctors in Tanzania, and perform about 80 percent of cesarean sections.

While the government's program is still relatively new, it has a lot of ground to make up. The country has seen some improvements in child health and HIV treatment, but maternal mortality has stayed high.

The rate reflects the struggle to provide the needed care, within the necessary time, to a population that often still gives birth at home, and rely on traditional healers.

About 53 percent of delivers in Tanzania are attended by unskilled people, while 47 are attended by skilled health care professionals at a dispensary, health center or hospital.

"I talk to my gynecologists, they will say ... [traditional healers] are a necessary evil," said Mwakyusa, because there simply are not enough health workers and some people only trust healers. In response the government is trying to provide some training to traditional healers, teaching them to recognize danger signs and providing them with antiseptics.

In the remote Tanzanian village of Tangenie, located in the foothills of the Uluguru Mountains, pregnant women in labor who do want a skilled attendant must hike uphill for half an hour from the village center to reach the local dispensary.

The last 200 meters, nearly a fifth of a mile, of that journey is totally inaccessible by car, should a vehicle be available to help transport her. In the event of an emergency, the closest hospital is nearly an hour drive says Deborah Kabudi, an assistant medical officer who works in the region.

Here, she says, maternal deaths are "just a part of life" and she estimates the Morogoro hospital sees as many as 20 maternal deaths in a month.

Dr. Meshack Massi, the regional medical officer in Mwanza agrees the situation is bad, and says it's not improving.

"From our observations in the hospitals, the deaths are not coming down."

He says the ideal situation is to bring quality care to the people, instead of them having to travel to hospitals. But the dispensary system needs improvement, he says, citing the one delivery kit available at each facility.

"You could have three or four birth on one day," Massi said. "Sometimes if they are rushing they can't sterilize the equipment between births so that is dangerous."

Beatrice Im is a doctor at Bugando Hospital, a referral hospital in Mwanza that sees many of the worst complications. She said the referral system has it drawbacks and she often sees cases referred to the hospital too late to make a difference.

While assistant medical officers are an important resource, Im says she gets angry when she sees women suffering with botched cesarean sections, which should be a simple operation.

For all the remaining challenges, the minister of health says there are reasons to be optimistic. Efforts to educate women about the importance of antenatal care have been successful, with about 95 percent of pregnant women in the country now attending, and the enrollment is up for training new health workers.
"Before we started this program the intake into our training schools was about 1,000... now we are close to 4,000," said Mwakyusa.

Article source:http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/africa/july-dec09/maternal_09-02.html
Giving birth holds deadly risks for mothers in Tanzania, where on average one woman and six infants die each hour from preventable, birth-related complications.







In Wayali Hospital in Bagamoyo, Imani Msisi - just over eight months pregnant - lies motionless on a narrow metal bed, pressing a thin sheet to her chest.

She was referred to the hospital several days ago because of unusually sharp pains in her abdomen. There is no nurse or doctor in Msisi's village, only a health officer with some basic medical training. Fearing the worst, he sent Msisi in a taxi on the nearly hour drive to Wayali.

She was found to be having a false labor and was treated at the hospital, but is being kept there until she gives birth. If Msisi goes home and a complication does occur, she may not be able to make it back in time.

"In the villages they just have dispensaries. If [pregnant women] are hemorrhaging they are transferred here but sometimes they die before they leave, sometimes along the way. It happens," said Rehema Geni a nurse and head of the maternity ward at the hospital.

According to the most recent maternal mortality data collected by the Tanzanian government, 578 women died in 2004 per every 100,000 live births, and that rate has increased since 1999.

World Health Organization data paints an even bleaker picture, listing the Tanzania maternal mortality rate for 2005 at 950 deaths for every 100,000 live births. In comparison, the United States had 11 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in 2005.

Tanzania's health minister, David Mwakyusa called the situation "unacceptable."

"It works out to about 8,100 to 9,000 per year," he said. "I lose a lot of sleep because of that."

The leading cause of maternal death in Tanzania is excessive bleeding before or after birth, called hemorrhaging. Infection and high blood pressure also cause many maternal fatalities. The risks extend beyond the mother to the unborn baby as well.

"If something is going wrong on the mother's side and is not recognized because of lack of skills, the same thing will happen to the newborn," said Rose Mlay, the National Coordinator for the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania. "If a woman dies it is most likely that the newborn will die."

The often long distances between people's homes and any health facility, much less one that has medical staff that can deal with emergency surgeries or complications, is one of the main weaknesses in Tanzania's health system, said Mwakyusa.

"In the rural areas [it is] an average of 5 to 10 kilometers for someone to walk to the nearest health facility. That's a daunting problem ... consider a woman who's pregnant, is in labor," he said.

As part of a 10 year planned overhaul of Tanzania's health system, the ministry is planning to have a dispensary and health officer in each village, and is upgrading some dispensaries to health clinics, which can handle minor operations. The country is also working to train more health professionals to ease the dire nursing and doctor shortage in the country.

Assistant medical officers, with three years of medical training, have had to take up many of the responsibilities of doctors in Tanzania, and perform about 80 percent of cesarean sections.

While the government's program is still relatively new, it has a lot of ground to make up. The country has seen some improvements in child health and HIV treatment, but maternal mortality has stayed high.

The rate reflects the struggle to provide the needed care, within the necessary time, to a population that often still gives birth at home, and rely on traditional healers.

About 53 percent of delivers in Tanzania are attended by unskilled people, while 47 are attended by skilled health care professionals at a dispensary, health center or hospital.

"I talk to my gynecologists, they will say ... [traditional healers] are a necessary evil," said Mwakyusa, because there simply are not enough health workers and some people only trust healers. In response the government is trying to provide some training to traditional healers, teaching them to recognize danger signs and providing them with antiseptics.

In the remote Tanzanian village of Tangenie, located in the foothills of the Uluguru Mountains, pregnant women in labor who do want a skilled attendant must hike uphill for half an hour from the village center to reach the local dispensary.

The last 200 meters, nearly a fifth of a mile, of that journey is totally inaccessible by car, should a vehicle be available to help transport her. In the event of an emergency, the closest hospital is nearly an hour drive says Deborah Kabudi, an assistant medical officer who works in the region.

Here, she says, maternal deaths are "just a part of life" and she estimates the Morogoro hospital sees as many as 20 maternal deaths in a month.

Dr. Meshack Massi, the regional medical officer in Mwanza agrees the situation is bad, and says it's not improving.

"From our observations in the hospitals, the deaths are not coming down."

He says the ideal situation is to bring quality care to the people, instead of them having to travel to hospitals. But the dispensary system needs improvement, he says, citing the one delivery kit available at each facility.

"You could have three or four birth on one day," Massi said. "Sometimes if they are rushing they can't sterilize the equipment between births so that is dangerous."

Beatrice Im is a doctor at Bugando Hospital, a referral hospital in Mwanza that sees many of the worst complications. She said the referral system has it drawbacks and she often sees cases referred to the hospital too late to make a difference.

While assistant medical officers are an important resource, Im says she gets angry when she sees women suffering with botched cesarean sections, which should be a simple operation.

For all the remaining challenges, the minister of health says there are reasons to be optimistic. Efforts to educate women about the importance of antenatal care have been successful, with about 95 percent of pregnant women in the country now attending, and the enrollment is up for training new health workers.
"Before we started this program the intake into our training schools was about 1,000... now we are close to 4,000," said Mwakyusa.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/africa/july-dec09/maternal_09-02.html

Job opp: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor/Technical Specialist - Tanzania

Organization(s): Abt Associates Inc.
Contract Length: Full-time staff position

DESCRIPTION

Abt Associates is a for-profit government and business research and consulting firm with approximately 1200 employees in the US and over 30 other countries. Our talented staff, which includes experts in fields as diverse as public health, economics, survey research, environment, business strategy, education, international development, urban affairs, and clinical trials, work in small, focused teams. Our clients include U.S federal, state, and local government organizations; foreign governments; international organizations; foundations; nonprofit associations and institutions; and business and industry.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor is an integral part of a team that will strengthen district level local government authorities' (LGAs) capacity and ability to manage quality health, HIV/AIDS, and OVC programs in Tanzania. This new PEPFAR funded project will focus on developing a comprehensive approach to supporting the LGAs, which will include expanding the skills at the district (council) level to manage funds, monitor results and prioritize programs. A large portion of the project is focused on effective program monitoring with regards to capacity-building and improving district-level health outcomes. The M&E Advisor will examine the use of data for decision-making, evaluate capacity-building project results and identify effective development of financial management systems to improve district-level health outcomes. The M&E Advisor will be responsible for developing and executing an M&E plan, in consultation with other staff members, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), and USAID/Tanzania. *This position is contingent on successful award of a proposal.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee collection, analysis, and reporting of baseline M&E data and ongoing M&E data collection, analysis and reporting according to project M&E plan.
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of project performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as contributing to annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other project documents.
  • Assist in the selection of pilot districts and districts for future scale-up during the life of the project.
  • Provide technical assistance to district teams in the use of existing information systems for decision-making and program improvement.
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building pertaining to M&E as necessary, including to members of the district teams.
  • Participate in the plan for dissemination and lessons learned and present results of program achievements and outputs in written reports and at conferences and meetings.
Skills Required:
  • Master's Degree with 10 years of experience, or PhD with 4-6 years of experience in public health or related field.
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in designing and implementing M&E activities and special studies for complex health systems strengthening and/or service delivery programs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods; firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in service delivery.
  • Experience supervising monitoring efforts.
  • Experience with monitoring progress in financing, accounting, planning, budgeting and auditing is an asset.
  • Completing M&E work on the district-level in Tanzania is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills to measure the health impact of the project's activities.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results.
  • Experience with capacity building.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
  • Strong preference for local candidates. No relocation or international benefits/allowances offered.
Please email CVs and cover letters to [email protected]
Application deadline: 02 October 2009

A message from TylerPerry to his fans

I want to say a special thanks to all of you for the prayers for my mother. She is doing much better. I just spent the weekend laughing, reminiscing and being grateful to God. She is a strong woman.

Speaking of strong women, I don't know if you know this or not, but Whitney Houston and I are friends. Over the last few years, I've gotten to know her pretty well, and with that, I've had the opportunity to witness a miracle up close and personal. I've watched her regain her strength, her fight and her faith. You have no idea how much this woman has been through in her life and, as much as she's shared with me, I'm sure half of it has not been told. What I know for sure is; she is a living miracle. Pretty soon you will hear her tell these stories in her own words and then I think you'll understand. I'm sure you'll hear her tell it in the next two weeks as a matter of fact.

That being said, I'd like for you to pick up her new album, I LOOK TO YOU. It's available now, and is truly amazing. When you buy it online or in the stores, whisper a prayer for her. She is truly looking to you and to God for all her strength. And do me this favor, if you will, add her to your prayer list. Pray for her as she steps back into the spotlight, as she takes back all that belongs to her. Just because she's Whitney Houston doesn't mean that she doesn't need prayer, we all do. So, thank you for that. I know you will.

Now on to a bit of business, September 11th is when I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF hits theaters! I hope you're planning to go! If you need a good, hard laugh, this movie is going to give it to you. Plan to take the whole family just to get a little stress relief. I know some of you may need it, I know I do. I have never watched any of my movies over and over - but I have seen this one ten different times. I laugh and want to cry, but by the end of it I'm grateful every time.

Okay, last thing 'cause I know most of you are at work (SMILE). I'm thinking about doing a Talk Show… just once a week... that's it. So I did sort of a test to see if I can do it. It's going to air on September 9th, that's next Wednesday, on TBS at 11:00pm, after HOUSE OF PAYNE and new episodes of MEET THE BROWNS.

Pastor Marvin Winans, Gladys Knight, Adam Rodriguez and Taraji P. Henson are all my guests, with a special Mary J. Blige video. So next week check out the show. After you watch it, please go to my message board, if you're still up (LOL), and tell me what you think. Now be honest! Don't have me trying to do a Talk Show and it's terrible, (LOL). Tell me the truth. If I can count on anybody to keep it real with me, you know it's you…(SMILE). I hope you like it.

I'll let you go, but hey, are you following me on Twitter or Facebook? If not, just know that next week I'm taking you step-by-step through my week before I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF opens….so follow me!

TP
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DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE

Venue: The conference venue will be:
College High community Leisure Centre
395 College road
Kingstanding
Birmingham
B44 0HF

Presenter: Mwalimu Christopher Mwakasege from Arusha, Tanzania.

Transport: Public buses ('daladala') from the Birmingham city centre are number 7, 28,104 or 113, other convenient transport are taxis, and private transport. There is plenty of secured parking on site. For more information on bus transport call Travel West Midland information centre through Tel # 01212002700.

Dates and Timetable: Detailed conference timetable will be released soon, however tentative schedule is as follows,
Friday 4th Sept 2009 ,time 16:00hrs to 20:00hrs
Sat & Sun 5-6th Sept 2009, time 09:00-20:00 hrs.
Please let us be punctual

Food: There will be provision for food at affordable price within conference venue, otherwise alternative arrangement can be make for special consideration.

Children: There will be activities for children during the conference, this is geared at maximizing parents attention towards the teachings, please bring with you any playing equipment, books, electronic games etc .

Accommodation: The organisers are recommending the hostel below,

HATTERS BIRMINGHAM HOSTEL
92-95 Livery Street
Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham, B3 1RJ
Tel: 0121 236 4031

I bedroom for 12 people £16.05 per person /per night
1 bedroom for 8 people £19.00 per person/per night
1 bedroom for 4 people £23.00 per person/per night

NB the prices above were obtained over the counter

Alternatively, You can stay at the nearby hotel:

PARK HOTEL
131 Aldridge Road,
Perry Barr
Birmingham,
B422ET
Tel: 0121 356 0707

Double two people £55 per/night
Single £38 per/night ( to share toilet + bathroom)
Single en-suite £43 per night/person
Otherwise using www.laterooms.com there is great offers at Norfork hotel, two days double at £70.00

FOR MORE INFO on accomodation please contact:
SIS LILIAN LUGENDO 07747887657
SIS MAUREEN NDALAMA 07780770595

Come prepared to experience the goodness of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ, please invite many friends and forward this email.
Finally dont hesitate to contact the preparation committee on any matter pertaining to this conference, we are happy to help.
Yours Jackson Nkwabi (+44) 07776358464 or [email protected]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies at University of San Diego (USD), California

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The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing peace as human development. The goals of the Program are: 1) to produce graduates who are capable of relating disciplinary and cross-disciplinary theories of peace and justice to real world problem-solving involving regional and international conflict; 2) to foster scholarly agendas that examine the dynamics of justice and peace building; and, 3) to facilitate faculty and student interaction and development across disciplines and academic units at USD, along with outreach to the community and the larger society. The Program takes full advantage of the School of Peace Studies’ two institutes: the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.

The M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies is designed as a full-time program and is divided into two tracks of study. Individuals with a minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice (e.g., NGO, government, or business experience with a focus on human rights, conflict resolution, or development) are eligible to apply for the one-year program. Those without this experience should apply for the seventeen-month program, which includes a required internship. Preference in admission for both tracks will be given to applicants with language skills in addition to English.

Our M.A. students have come from various places, even though we only accept a small number of students. The list below will give you an overview:
Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Greece, Italy, Iran, Kazakstan, Kenya, Latvia, the Netherlands, Nepal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, U.K., and the U.S.

Requirements for the Masters Degree

The Peace and Justice Program emphasizes the integration and use of theoretical and practical materials from ethics, world religions, world history, international relations, conflict resolution, and human rights along with the acquisition of skills necessary for successful pursuit of peace and justice goals. It begins in mid-August with a required pro seminar that introduces students to the range of cross-disciplinary scholarship in the Program. Students in both tracks, take five required core courses as well as four courses within one of the areas of specialization. Both tracks conclude with a capstone project that requires students to apply skills and perspectives acquired in the Program to a current or developing problem that threatens or prevents peace and/or justice. The capstone projects will be shared with the incoming cohort of students. In the seventeen-month program, the MA Colloquium serves to integrate the practical experience of the internship with theory through critical discussion. Students from all four thematic areas will engage in dialog with each other and the Program’s faculty.

With the exception of the proseminar, capstone course and, for students in the seventeen-month track, the MA Colloquium, substitutions of required courses with electives can occur with the approval of the Program Director if a required course duplicates previous academic work of the student.

Requirements for the Degree: 12-Month Track

• Full-time status as a graduate student
• Approval of courses by the Program Director
• Proseminar
• 30 units of graduate work with a 3.0 or higher
• 5 core courses – 15 units (see below)
• 4 courses within one of the areas of specialization – 12 units (see below)
• Capstone Project (3 units) must be at “B” or better performance, and the grade is pass/fail.
• No more than 6 units of course work at the 300 level or 400 level can be counted toward the 30 units.

Requirements for the Degree: 17-Month Track

• Full-time status as a graduate student
• Approval of courses by the Program Director
• Proseminar
• 36 units of graduate work with a 3.0 or higher
• 5 core courses- 15 units (see below)
• 4 courses within one of the areas of specialization – 12 units (see below)
• Internship – 3 units
• MA Colloquium – 3 units
• Capstone Project (3 units) must be at “B” or better performance, and the grade is pass/fail..
• No more than 6 units of course work at the 300 level or 400 level can be counted toward the 36 units

Financial Aid and Tuition

All students accepted into the Peace and Justice Studies Program are eligible to be considered for the Gandhi Fellowships and the Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies.

Application for program admission constitutes application for these fellowships and scholarships.

Awards are determined by faculty committee.
Students selected for Gandhi Fellowships will receive a minimum of $11,500 applied to tuition.

Gandhi Fellows will be involved in various activities in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute in collaboration with USD faculty and Institute officials.

The Gandhi Fellowships and other financial aid are offered to permit full-time study.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid Services at USD for further information regarding financial aid and loans.

Office of Financial Aid
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA. 92110-2492
(619) 260-4514 or (800) 248-4873
[email protected]

Admissions
Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies
Entrance Semesters: Summer (August)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 (2010/2011 academic year)
Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.00 (4.00 scale) in all undergraduate course work
Standardized Admission Test: Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) General Test only
Required Course Work: None
Required Licenses/Credentials: None
Additional Requirements: TOEFL exam for international students
* may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director)
Application Completion - Application Packet available from USD’s Office of Graduate Admissions

On your application indicate if you are applying for the 12-month or 17-month track:
17-month track - Additional Requirements : None
12-month track - A minimum of three years experience relevant to the field of peace and justice

APPLICATION FORM - ONLINE available at: https://apply.embark.com/grad/usd/19/

Ashley Cole becomes the Highest paid left back in the World

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On Wednesday, A.Cole has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea football (soccer) club to make him the world's highest-paid full-back. Chelsea not to lose his star and handed him the £25million contract. According to The Sun, Roman Abravomish stopped all rumors about Barcelona and Real Madrid interest.

Cole is the second Chelsea star to commit his future to Carlo Ancelotti's team recently after captain John Terry put pen to paper for a £170,000 pay per week on a  five-year deal on Monday.

England star Cole joined the Blues in a controversial move from London rivals Arsenal in 2006 and remains the best full-back in the English Premier League. He has won the FA Cup twice and the League Cup once with Chelsea, as well as reaching the 2008 Champions League final.

"This is my fourth season here now and it feels as if we are getting more close and more of a family, and the spirit is better than I have ever seen it here. We are hungry to win, we didn't like losing last season and hopefully this season can be our year."

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James Madison Memorial Fellowships

Description:Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation makes available at leats one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 ineach state. James Madison Fellowships emphasize the framing, principles, and history of the Constitution.
Eligibility:You must:
  • be a secondary school teacher of social studies or American history - or planning to become one - may be eligible to apply.
  • be a U.S Citizen or U.S. national.
  • have earned an undergraduate degree by August 31 of the competition year.Please call 1-800-525-6928 for application materials or check the website. 
Application deadline is March 1st annually.
URL: www.jamesmadison.com

Deadline:01/01/2010

M&E Specialist with Khulisa Management Services, Uganda

Description
Khulisa Management Services is a South African-based firm that provides a wide range of monitoring, evaluation, research, and information management services with particular emphasis on health (especially HIV/AIDS), education and social development. Since 1993, we have served over 130 different clients including the South African national government, provincial departments, local and international donors, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other service providers.

Khulisa is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated public health project in Uganda. The National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be based in Uganda, where he/she will be engaged in all aspects of project monitoring and evaluation.

This individual will oversee and coordinate all the monitoring and evaluation and research activities throughout the life of the three to five year project including designing data base systems to conducting full M&E tracking of indicators for purpose and output activities, conceptualising appropriate M&E systems, writing reports, developing timelines, developing research instruments, collecting data, analysing data and preparing and facilitating presentations/workshops; guiding and supporting the other M&E staff and others involved in M&E duties through teamwork and supervision; assisting in HR practices such as skills development, staff motivation and development, team building, supervision of staff and recruitment and selection and project management duties.

Responsibilities:
Overall

Strategic project design
Developing and overseeing the project's M&E strategies and requirements
Developing the Performance Monitoring Plan
Developing the M&E training program
Training of staff on M&E processes and procedures
Monitor project performance to targets
Writing progress reports
Collaboration and negotiation with government ministries
Engages in project management tasks

 
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
  • Conceptualising/ Designing appropriate systems for managing project data (at source, collection, collation, and for reporting);
  • Assists in the design electronic (e.g. database) and manual (e.g. paper-based) systems for tracking indicator data;
  • Design reporting formats and frameworks for indicator data
  • Coordinate M&E training
  • Develops research instruments, collecting data and doing quality control
  • Conducts both quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical software
  • Coordinates, monitors and conducts fieldwork (as needed)
  • Prepares and facilitates presentations
  • Assists trainer and facilitates training workshops
  • Conducts research from sources such as libraries and the internet
  • Interprets and reports on data
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum Masters degree in relevant Social Science discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the education sector
  • Minimum of 5 years research and data analysis experience
  • Working knowledge of English is required, additional local Ugandan languages are highly desirable
  • Thorough understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation principles;
  • Report writing;
  • Instrument development; collection of data;
  • Research method and methodology;
  • Average to above average knowledge of statistics;
  • Administration procedures relating to specific working environment.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets; databases, and statistical research software;
  • Project management;
  • Evaluation of international development projects in developing countries;
  • Related experience should include strategic planning and performance measurement and indicator selection;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Database management and design knowledge desirable
  • Knowledge of OVC care and service provision an asset
  • Experience in conducting baselines
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of project team and partners
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Interested candidates should email a current CV to Amanda Mechanic ([email protected]) no later than 11 September 2009. Please reference job position "Uganda: M&E Specialist" in the subject of the email.

 
Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Source link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/sep2009-khulisa-management-services-m-e-specialist-2

University Council Sports Scholarship for 2010 at the Univ. of Wits - Jo'burg, S.Africa

The University offers a small number of sports scholarships. The award is based on outstanding academic ability and achievement in one field of sport.

One copy of this application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for a sports scholarship.

Faculty: All faculties

Conditions:
(a) Outstanding academic achievement in matriculation or university examinations
(b) Outstanding achievement in one field of sport
(c) Must be a registered student, either undergraduate or postgraduate (full-time) at the University of the Witwatersrand

Value: At the discretion of the Committee

Tenure: One year

One passport size photograph must be attached to the application form.

A student who is offered and accepts a sports scholarship will be required to:
a) register with the Wits Sports Council
b) join a sporting club of this University in consultation with the Director of Sports Administration
c) report on sporting progress at least twice per season to the Director of Sports Administration or his/her nominee
d) attend practices and compete for the sporting club of this University throughout its annual season
e) compete in South African universities’/tertiary institutions’ tournaments for Wits if and when selected.

The completed application form must be returned to:

The Manager (Financial Aid & Scholarships)
Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
University of the Witwatersrand

OR

Room 0 30, Ground Floor
Private Bag 3
Senate House
2050 WITS
UNIVERSITY

Closing date: 10 January 2010

Here is the PDF flyer and application form for this opportunity: http://web.wits.ac.za/NR/rdonlyres/7B319F7F-3847-46C8-8322-AE4943F12058/0/fincouncilsports2009.pdf

Ramadhan Applications for Nokia phones

As Muslims across the world observe the Holy month of Ramadan, NOKIA has released a wide selection of applications that will help Muslims experience this special season as it happens. If you are interested, you can access them all at the Ovi Store by simply selecting an application from the ones listed below and clicking on the download button displayed on that page. Her is the link: http://mea.nokia.com/english/campaigns/ramadan/campaign

Quran
Read, bookmark passages and listen to the Holy Quran using a multi-lingual interface.

Prayer Times
Detailed prayer timings and accurate Qibla directions for 1,000 cities in 200 countries.

Cards
Preview and send a range of customizable mobile cards for different occasions.

Zakah Calculator
An interactive feature to work out your contribution to charity with updated rates for gold, silver and currency.

Hadith
Browse through the Honourable Hadith, consisting of books from renowned scholars.

Hajj and Umrah
An easy-to-use hand-held guide that offers information on places to visit during the pilgrimage.

Mozzaker
Enjoy, download and share regular Azkar and selected prayers every day

Siasa: Mama wa Zitto aicharukia CHADEMA

Wanachama wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), wameanza kuumbuana huku kesho ikiwa ndiyo siku wanayoanza mkutano wao mkuu wa uchaguzi.

Hali hiyo ya kuumbuana ilitokea jana Dar es Salaam, baada ya mama mzazi wa Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Chama hicho, Kabwe Zitto, kuvunja ukimya na kusema viongozi wa chama hicho makao makuu ni ‘wachafu’ na wanakiharibu chama.

Sambamba na hilo chama hicho kimesitisha matokeo ya uchaguzi wa Baraza la Vijana wa CHADEMA (BAVICHA) uliofanyika juzi, kwa kipindi cha miezi sita kuanzia sasa, kutokana na kuwapo sura ya ufisadi.

Mama huyo, Shida Salum, ambaye alikuwa Mwenyekiti wa Taifa wa Chama cha Walemavu, alisema hayo baada ya Katibu Mkuu wa Chama hicho, Dk. Wilbrod Slaa kufungua mkutano wa uchaguzi wa Baraza la Wanawake wa Chadema (BAWACHA).

Shida alisimama na kupewa kipaza sauti na kusema ofisi ya makao makuu ya CHADEMA itaharibu chama na kwamba anasikia aibu kusikia mwanawe akitajwa katika vyombo vya habari kuwa ni mmoja wa mafisadi ndani ya chama. “Mimi fomu ya Zitto niliifukuza nyumbani kwangu, Zitto si fisadi, hanunuliki na hawezi kununuliwa,” alisema Mama Zitto.

Alisema amekuwa ndani ya chama hicho tangu mwaka 1992 na anasikia aibu zinapoibuka taarifa kwamba mwanawe ni miongoni mwa mafisadi. Alisema amekuwa akifika makao makuu kila mara kuomba kuonana na Katibu Mkuu (Slaa) ili wazungumze juu ya viongozi wake ambao wanamharibia chama na wanaotaka kukigawa.

“Siwezi kumkataa Zitto, katika uchaguzi huu ofisi imeingiliwa, jirekebisheni, chama kimechafuka, hali ambayo inafanya watu kukiogopa,” alisema mama huyo huku akishangiliwa na wanawake waliofika kwa ajili ya uchaguzi huo.

Lawama hizo ndani ya chama hazikuishia hapo, kwani baada ya Mama Zitto kuzungumza, Mwenyekiti wa Wanawake wa Mkoa wa Dodoma, Sakina Sare, alisema kuna matatizo ya kiutendaji miongoni mwa viongozi wa makao makuu.

Alisema aliingia katika chama mwaka 1994 na kuwataka viongozi hao kuwasikiliza wanachama ikiwa ni pamoja na kupokea matatizo yao.

“Kwa mfano, leo tunakaa katika uchaguzi wa Baraza la Wanawake, wakati huohuo fomu za kushiriki uchaguzi hazikuwafikia walengwa, hazikupatikana,” alisema Sakina. Alisema ipo haja kwa makatibu wa mikoa kuangaliwa kwa makini, ili chama kisigawanyike au kutoa taswira mbaya kwa wengine.

Kwa upande wake, aliyekuwa Katibu wa Wanawake wa Mkoa wa Kagera, aliyefahamika kwa jina moja la Ramlaza, alisema wanachama wamekuwa na manung’uniko mengi juu ya uchaguzi huo ikiwa ni pamoja na kutopata fomu za ushiriki katika maeneo yao.

Alisema maeneo mengine fomu za wagombea zilichelewa hali ambayo inaonesha utendaji dhaifu kwa ofisi ya makao makuu ya chama.

Aidha, baada ya wanawake hao kutoa hoja zao, Dk. Slaa aliomba radhi, lakini akasisitiza kuwa kama shutuma zilizotolewa na Mama Zitto ni za kweli basi hata mwanawe ni mmoja wa viongozi wa chama hicho.

“Katika hili la Mama Zitto siwezi kusema lolote, mimi ni Katibu Mkuu, mwanawe Zitto ni Naibu Katibu Mkuu, hivyo kama anaushutumu uongozi wa chama makao makuu, hata mwanawe yupo katika kundi hilo,” alisema Dk. Slaa.

Hata hivyo alisema anajua wapo vijana ndani ya chama hicho, ambao wanatumiwa na mafisadi na kwamba atawafuatilia na kuchukua hatua dhidi yao kwani chama hakitaruhusu kuyumbishwa au kuwapo makundi. Awali akifungua mkutano huo wa Bawacha, Dk. Slaa aliwataka wanachama hao kutamka hadharani kama kuna mianya ya rushwa ndani ya chama hicho katika mchakato wa uchaguzi.

Alisema asiyetamka hadharani kama kuna sura hiyo, hizo zitakuwa propaganda za kisiasa na kwamba hawataondoka katika kupambana na ufisadi. Aidha, alisema chama kimeletewa taarifa za kuwapo kwa kitabu cha aliyekuwa Makamu Mwenyekiti wa Chama hicho, marehemu Chacha Wangwe kwamba kinasambazwa na watu wa CCM.

Alisema yeye hana matatizo na kitabu hicho, lakini anahofia yaliyomo ndani kwa kuwa CCM ilianza kutoa Waraka wa Wangwe Julai 27 mwaka jana siku moja kabla ya kifo chake. “Kwa maana hiyo, CCM walijua fika kuwa Chacha angekufa? Na kwa nini waraka huo ulitolewa na ofisi ya Katibu Mkuu CCM Dodoma?” Alihoji Dk. Slaa wakati akiwaeleza wanawake hao kujihadhari kwa kuwa si kila mwanachama ni mwema.

Alisema hoja inapoingizwa ndani ya chama lazima wawe makini na waijadili bila kuonesha hali yoyote ya uzembe. Kuhusu uchaguzi wa Baraza Kuu la Vijana, alisema alipata taarifa juzi usiku saa 3 kwamba zimetokea vurugu hivyo wanahitaji ushauri. Alisema alizungumza na vijana hao wapatao 110 usiku na kwamba waliopiga kura ni 186 huku wakitoa malalamiko yao kadhaa.

Alisema miongoni mwa malalamiko waliyotoa vijana hao ni pamoja na kuwapo kwa sura ya fedha ‘kutembea’ ndani ya uchaguzi, wagombea kugawa karatasi za kupigia kura na idadi ya kura kuongezeka.

Dk. Slaa alisema kutokana na hali hiyo, ilibidi kuitisha kikao cha dharura huku akiwa amewashirikisha baadhi ya wazee ambao kwa pamoja walikubaliana kuufuta uchaguzi huo na ufanyike ndani ya miezi sita.

Alisema kuhusu waliodaiwa kuhusika na sura ya kugawa fedha watawachunguza ili kupata ushahidi kamili na kwamba pindi wakiwabaini watawachukulia hatua za kisheria.

Hata hivyo habari kutoka ndani zilidai kuwa mgombea David Kafulila alikuwa ameshinda na badala yake “wazee wa chama walipoona mgombea wao John Hecha ameshindwa, wakaamua kuchukua hatua hiyo,” kilidai chanzo cha habari.

Inadaiwa wagombea hao, wamegawana kambi ambazo zinaanza kujionesha dhahiri ndani ya CHADEMA moja ikiwa ya Mwenyekiti Freeman Mbowe na nyingine ya Zitto.
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