Watu wasiojulikana wamwaga sumu kwenye mto Ruvu

Habari imeripotiwa katika gazeti la Alasiri
Katika hatua inayozua hofu kubwa, watu wasiojulikana wamemwaga sumu kwenye mto Ruvu, mto ambao maji yake hutumiwa na wakazi wa mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Pwani na kwingineko. Taarifa iliyotolewa na Kamanda wa Polisi wa Mkoa wa Pwani, Absaloom Mwakyoma imeeleza kuwa, sumu hiyo ilimwagwa ndani ya mto huo juzi, Oktoba 4 majira ya saa 4:00 asubuhi.

Taarifa hiyo inaeleza zaidi tukio hilo kama hivi:
Juzi majira ya asubuhi katika maeneo ya Kware wilaya ya Kibaha mkoa wa Pwani, watu mbalimbali walionekana wakiuza samaki wabichi kwa bei ndogo sana. Polisi walipofuatilia, walipata taarifa kwamba katika maeneo ya Kigogo Kimara Misale, wilayani Kisarawe ambayo iko mpakani mwa mkoa wa Morogoro na Pwani, watu wasiojulikana waliweka sumu kwenye maji ya mto Ruvu na kusababisha samaki wengi wa mto huo kufa ovyo. Baada ya Polisi kupata taarifa hiyo, walifanya msako na kuwakamata watu wanne ambao walikuwa wakiuza samaki hao. Watu waliotiwa mbaroni na Polisi ni Said Hucha, 42, mkazi wa Mlandizi, Hassan Shaaban, 22, mfanyabiashara wa Mlandizi, Salum Mohamed, 23, mkazi wa Mlandizi na Khalfan Simba, 19, mkazi wa Dutuini. Watu hao wanne walikamatwa wakiwa na samaki ambao inasadikiwa wamevuliwa kwa sumu, lakini walipohojiwa wakadai kuwa waliuziwa na watu wasiowafahamu.

Kutokana na tukio hilo, Polisi wamewatahadharisha wananchi wa maeneo mbalimbali jirani na mto Ruvu kutotumia maji hayo, kutonunua wala kula samaki waliokotwa katika maeneo hayo katika kipindi ambacho upelelezi unaendelea. Kamanda Mwakyoma amesema Polisi mkoani Pwani imekubaliana na uongozi wa mitambo ya maji ya Ruvu Juu na Ruvu Chini, kuyafanyia uchunguzi maji hayo kabla hayajasafirishwa kwenda katika maeneo mbalimbali kama vile Jijini Dar es Salaam na baadhi ya maeneo ya mkoa wa Pwani kwa ajili ya mtumizi ya binadamu. Amesema uchunguzi huo unatakiwa kufanyika kila baada ya dakika 15 badala ya utaratibu wa kawaida ambao maji hayo yalikuwa yakichunguzwa kila baada ya saa moja. Kamanda katika taarifa hiyo amesema watuhumwa waliokamatwa wanahojiwa na watafikishwa mahakamani baada ya uchunguzi kukamilika. "Upelelezi unafanyika kutafuta watuhumiwa wengine waliohusika kuweka sumu kwenye maji hayo, pamoja na hayo, sampuli ya maji yanayohisiwa kuwa na sumu imechukuliwa pamoja na samaki wanaohisiwa kufa kwa sumu, ili kupelekwa kwa Mkemia Mkuu wa Serikali," imesema sehemu ya taarifa hiyo.

Afisa Uhusiano wa Hospitali Teule ya Tumbi, Bw. Gerald Chami amesena hadi jana mishale ya saa 6:00 usiku hapakuwa na mgonjwa aliyefikishwa hospitalini hapo kwa kudhurika na maji hayo.

Akizungumza na Alasiri jana, Meneja wa Mitambo wa Ruvu, Bw. Khalfan Kefa alisema amepokea simu nyingi kuhusiana na uvumi huo, lakini akasisitiza kuwa sumu iliyowekwa mtoni haina madhara kwa binadamu. Uchunguzi uliofanywa na Alasiri umebaini kuwa baadhi ya wananchi hivi sasa wanaogopa kunywa maji ya bomba wakihofia usalama wao.

Mitambo ya kusukuma maji ya Ruvu Juu na Ruvu Chini, ndiyo inayosambaza maji katika maeneo mengi ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam na baadhi ya maeneo ya Pwani kama vile katika miji ya Chalinze na Kibaha.

Gmail, AOL, Comcast, Earthlink, and Yahoo are all said to be affected



At least Google has confirmed to BBC News that its email service, Gmail, was also affected by the world wide phishing attack that occured on hotmail.com, msn.com & live.com (Microsoft) accounts over the weekend.
We recently became aware of an industry-wide phishing scheme through which hackers gained user credentials for web-based mail accounts including Gmail accounts," ...
"As soon as we learned of the attack, we forced password resets on the affected accounts. We will continue to force password resets on additional accounts when we become aware of them" said a Google spokesperson.
Other email provider companies that have come forward claiming the same includes AOL, Comcast, Earthlink, and Yahoo. (http://tech.blorge.com)

Tangazo la Mkutano wa Raia wa Tanzania mjini Gauteng, Pretoria, SA.

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HIGH COMMISSION OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Telephone:012- 342 4371/93
Fax: 012 – 430 43 83


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Thousands of Hotmail users hacked (BBC Technology news report)

BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online. Microsoft said it had launched an investigation. BBC News has confirmed that the accounts are genuine and predominantly originate in Europe. The list included details of Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail accounts with email addresses ending hotmail.com, msn.com and live.com.

Phishing involves using fake websites to lure people into revealing details such as bank accounts or login names. "We are aware that some Windows Live Hotmail customers' credentials were acquired illegally and exposed on a website," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers."

Technology blog neowin.net was the first to publish details of the attack. It said the accounts were posted on 1 October to pastebin.com, a website commonly used by developers to share code. Although the details have since been removed, BBC News and Neowin has seen a list of 10,028 names beginning with the letters A and B.

Quick change

Mr Cluley advised Hotmail users to change their password as soon as possible. "I'd also recommend that people change the password on any other site where they use it," he said.
Published, courtesy of the BBC website at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8291268.stm

Click to read this "How to recognise and avoid e-scams" in which you will find links that will help you learn how to identify and stay away from malicious links and websites

2010-2011 Class of Acumen Fund Fellows is now open

Thank you Makulilo Jr for sharing this opportunity with us.
We are excited to announce that the application process for the 2010-2011 Class of Acumen Fund Fellows is now open!
Applications will be accepted online until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Detailed information about the program and application process, as well as the bios of current and past fellows, can be found on our website.

We are looking for dedicated individuals with the practical skills, the creativity, the empathy and the leadership potential to affect change by leveraging market-based solutions to create social impact. Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented, passionate people from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds and ethnicities.
Each year, the Acumen Fund Fellows Program provides extraordinary young professionals with a unique opportunity to use their skills to effect real social change with our portfolio organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, India and Pakistan, and to build lasting relationships with other like-minded individuals.

Who Becomes a Fellow?
Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented, passionate individuals from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds, religions and ages. Ideal Fellows include those who have already decided on a career in venture philanthropy, those who are seeking a career at the highest levels in the corporate world but want to better understand and impact problems of global poverty, and budding social entrepreneurs who want to learn about managing organizations in demanding settings.

Is the program only open to US citizens or do you welcome foreign applicants?
Acumen Fund seeks Fellows who will bring diverse backgrounds, training and experience to create a dynamic team environment. We welcome applicants of any nationality, and we are prepared to do what is possible and reasonable, within the guidelines of US and international immigration authorities, to address Fellows’ visa and immigration needs in order to ensure that we include the most promising future leaders.

Is there an age or education requirement for the program?
There is no specific age or degree required for the program. However, we typically seek individuals with 3–7 years of work experience, and we prefer candidates who hold a graduate degree.

Since graduating its first class of Fellows in 2007, the Fellows Program has continued to grow and expand, using the experiences of each class to continue building a unique training curriculum specifically focused on leadership and social enterprises. Fellows Alumni have called the program a life-changing experience, and one that allowed them to build critical business skills and a better understanding of the challenges involved in serving low-income consumers around the world.

Source: http://www.acumenfund.org/get-involved/fellows-program.html

Erasmus Mundus scholarships 2010 in computer vision and robotics in UK, Spain and France

Introduction
Applications are currently being considered for 16 fully funded scholarships (fees and stipend for 8 EU and 8 non-EU students) on the prestigious 2-year Erasmus-Mundus European Masters programme on Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) between Heriot Watt University (UK), the Universite de Bourgogne (France) and the Universitat de Girona (Spain).

VIBOT is one of the European Union`s flagship Erasmus-Mundus courses. The key aim of VIBOT is to produce the next generation of leading engineering researchers to solve important future challenges in a broad range of engineering applications. Starting from a comprehensive coverage of the prerequisites in the field of digital imagery and basic image processing, the students will cover at specialized level all subjects of artificial vision applied to robotics, medical imagery and 3D vision.

This Masters programme will provide an unrivalled knowledge in computer vision and robotics applied to industrial problems and medical imagery. Moreover, the students will have also acquired a mobility, a broadmindedness and the language skills which constitute, in an age of globalization, a major asset for finding research work either in a public laboratory or in a private company.

VIBOT encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering research from fundamental theoretical results to applied engineering solutions that have strong industrial relevance. Individuals within the VIBOT research network are leading authorities on areas ranging from computer vision, autonomous vehicles, statistical signal processing, robotics and image processing.

The Masters candidates will experience research cultures in three different European countries and will be able to draw on the expertise from leading experts in different disciplines and different nationalities. The students spend the first semester in Scotland, the second in Spain and the third in France. The fourth semester is reserved for the 5-month Masters research project at one of the host universities or in industry.

Selection Criteria
Admission to VIBOT is highly competitive and based on academic excellence.
Applicants should have a minimum of a BSc degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics. The VIBOT research programme is intended for top level non-EU and EU students with a fluent knowledge in spoken and written English (TOEFL 550). Applicants are expected to provide a statement of their research interests and motivation.

Closing date: 15th January 2010

Further information and application procedure can be found at: http://vision.u-bourgogne.fr/masters/vibot/

Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations

Thank you Adam Jackson Foya of MarafikiWaVitabu.wordpress.com for sharing this opportunity with us!
New Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the new Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitione rs from Developing Nations, made possible with a generous three-year grant from new SAR board member Vera R. Campbell's family foundation.
The Campbell Fellowship will support a female social scientist from a developing nation, either pre- or post-doctoral, whose work addresses women's economic and social empowerment in that nation. The goal of the fellowship is twofold: to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world, and to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world and that proposes practical solutions for promoting women's economic and social empowerment.
In addition to a stipend, and housing and office space on the SAR campus, the Campbell Fellow receives travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitione rs. The fellowship term will start on September 1, 2010 and run through February 28, 2011. The application deadline is November 1, 2009. Application instructions are available in the website's Resident Scholar Fellowship section.

Source: http://sarweb.org/index.php?news_campbell_fellowship

Cholera epidemic in Tanga (NE) Tanzania kills 12

Twelve people have died in a cholera epidemic in Tanzania over the past week, with most cases recorded in the north of the country, a health ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Around 600 cases were reported in the east African country during the last seven days, but Handeni district in the northeastern region of  Tanga was hardest hit with 511 patients, spokesperson Nsachris Mwamaja told journalists. "The government is doing all it can to check further spread of the water-borne disease and treat patients by ensuring adequate supply of medicines," Mwamaja said.

Handeni District Commissioner Seif Mpembenwe said that schools in the area would remain closed until November 1. "We are glad that the situation is improving and the government's efforts have been welcomed by the people. We hope by the end of the month, our efforts will bear some positive results and students will resume their classes", said Mpembenwe.

Cholera can also be transmitted by food that has been in contact with sewage. It causes serious diarrhoea and vomiting leading to dehydration. With a short incubation period, it can be fatal if not treated in time.