Labours shadow work and pensions secretary has pl

first_imgLabour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the social security system from one that “demonises” benefit claimants to one that is “supportive and enabling”.Debbie Abrahams told Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that the social security system was failing sick and disabled people, and she reminded her party that the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities had concluded last month that the government had caused a “human catastrophe” by cutting disabled people’s support.Abrahams repeated the party’s pledge, included in this year’s general election manifesto, that a Labour government would legislate to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into UK law.She later said that the party was also in the process of setting up a new social security commission, whose conclusions on how to reform the benefits system would feed into the party’s policy-making process.Abrahams (pictured, right) told a fringe meeting hosted by the PCS union that Labour wanted to “transform social security” and “make it something people can value”.She said Labour’s vision was “to make sure the social security system is there for every one of us”.She said Labour wanted to replace the work capability assessment and the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment with a more “personalised, holistic support programme”.And she said that the government’s new Work and Health Programme was “just a way of making even more regressive cuts”.Abrahams said the party had started some of the “groundwork” for setting up the new social security commission, and that “central” to it would be “ongoing dialogue” with disabled people’s grassroots groups such as Disabled People Against Cuts and Black Triangle.She told another fringe event at the conference, organised by the Fabian Society and the disability charity Scope: “How will we achieve our target of halving the disability employment gap? It certainly isn’t going to happen through the Work and Health Programme, is it.”She said Labour would be publishing its ideas before the autumn budget, and that the party needed to ensure that disabled people supported its proposals.Abrahams said: “Again we will be coming back to you, saying is this going to work, what do you think of this, this has worked in Sweden, will it work in the UK, it’s worked in Australia, but again, will it work in the UK?”And she suggested that some policies could be piloted in Greater Manchester or London, where there were greater devolved powers for local government.Abrahams also said that the party was carrying out a review of the Access to Work scheme, which was “absolutely inadequate at the moment”, and she added: “We are reviewing it with the intention of being able to expand it.”After hearing how one disabled man at the fringe event had faced discrimination in the workplace, she said: “We need to get to the core of why we have such difficulties with employers. It is about cultural changes.“We do need to ensure that we are shifting attitudes with employers.”The event also heard from disabled presenter and producer, and YouTube star, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, who said that “every single disabled person” she knew had had problems with the PIP assessment process, and all had found it “degrading”.She said: “We need to be focusing on giving disabled people independence in more than just name, and that includes financial independence.”Kellgren-Fozard also said that disabled women were twice as likely as non-disabled women to face domestic abuse, usually at the hands of their carers, but they were “tied” to them through the benefits system.She said: “They can’t get away. You can’t get a second job and store some money up. You don’t have your own money anymore.”She added: “Money is a massive part of independence. I am an adult and I want to be treated like that, I don’t want to be thought of as a child, a dependent, a problem, or a burden, ever.“I think that is what we really need to be working for here, to give people independence in more than just name.”Ellen Clifford, a member of the national steering group of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), told the PCS fringe event that welfare reform had been introduced by New Labour under Tony Blair and the process had been “accelerated by the Tories”, and was designed “to reduce spending and cut the welfare bill”.She said DPAC would like to see a system that was designed “to meet the needs of those who are unable to earn a living through waged labour”, with “an acceptance that there will always be some people who are unable to engage in the labour market and earn a living of their own, not due to their own fault… but because of very real concrete barriers that they face”.And she said: “We need to end the influence of private insurance companies who are there for their own profit-making reasons, and stop ploughing millions of pounds into helping them find ways to trick disabled people out of benefit entitlements.”Clifford said that cuts to disabled people’s support – such as social care and Access to Work – were pushing disabled people out of employment.Catherine Hale, lead researcher on the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project, told the same fringe meeting that the government’s continuing benefits freeze was “one of the key drivers of increasing levels of poverty in the UK”.She said that public support for the campaign to lift the pay cap on public sector workers meant it would be the ideal time to push for an end to the benefits freeze.She said: “If we are really going to resist the Tory attempts to divide the workers from everybody else, would it not also be the right time to fight for an end to the benefits freeze, so we are showing equal value to workers as to people on benefits?”And she urged politicians to consult with disabled people on reforming benefits assessments, rather than “doctors and so-called experts” who “really have no idea about the lived experience of disability and what are the real barriers to work that people with certain types of impairments face”.She added: “You really need to draw on disabled people’s expertise on capability for work.”last_img read more

Bissap Baobab is Back with Sundays at the Village

first_imgChefs at the lunch buffet.One group of women had their plates piled high with curries and rice and weren’t completely clear what they’d ended up with – but didn’t much care, as they reported it was all delicious.Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the miniature market set up along the walls, where artisans like Eva Miranda set up their wares.Eva Miranda talks to a customer inside Bissap Baobab.Coming up this Sunday: Buffet lunch with items from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Benin. African Dance Party starts at 2 p.m. with DJ Xander manning the turntables at an African Arts Festival party. Party goes ’til 9. On a rainy Sunday, the windows at Little Baobab fogged up with aromatic steam from rice, fish, and bean cake. Latin beats floated through the walls. Jewelry and colorful printed fabrics were stacked high. Feet tapped on the floor and two friends danced in the front of the band.It was a Sunday at the Village – a new weekly event at Bissap Baobab and neighboring Little Baobab featuring Senegalese food, a local band, and as many neighbors who will fit. Restaurateur Marco Senghor has been reopening Little Baobab, which had closed after a fire in 2013 shut it down.Los Peregrinos Cosmicos play at Bissap BaobabThe setup is thus: Hang out at Baobab and maybe have a drink while the band plays. When the food is ready, head next door to Little Baobab, where Senghor used to live and later produced thousands of bottles of ginger juice (oh, the stories he could tell you…) and then file through the buffet. Get it in a box or on a plate and head back over to your seat and chow down. Tags: Business • Events • food • things to do Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img 0%last_img read more

One dead and two injured in SF Mission District shooting

first_img Tags: Homicide • shooting Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% One witness was working a nearby bar when she heard around seven “pops.” “I thought they were fireworks,” she said.A resident of an SRO across the street said she recognized the victim. “I don’t know his name, but he was a nice guy,” she said. She said he didn’t live at the hotel, but frequently visited Mission Street. “He would come through with his daughter,” she said. At around 9:45 p.m., police had blocked off Mission Street between 17th Street and Sycamore Alley. A body was covered up in front of the Footwear City Express shoe store, and around seven evidence markers were strewn in front of the One Dollar Store. Over in front of the Sycamore bar, a minivan sat with a bullet hole on its windshield. Its back window was shattered.This is the second fatal shooting in the Mission in two weeks. Last Friday, one man was fatally shot and another was injured on 24th and Harrison Streets.Update 7/2/18: As of Monday, the Medical Examiner has not yet released the name of the person who died. On Sunday morning, an altar was set up near the scene. “Rest in Peace, Marcos,” a sign read. There were pictures of a man and his dog, and a pair of sunglasses hung from the sign.“Rest in Peace, Marcos.” Altar at 17th and Mission streets. Photo by Julian Mark.Recent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF. One person was killed and two were injured in a shooting that took place Saturday on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets, police said. Patrol offers heard gunfire and responded to the scene at around 8:45 p.m., according to SFPD spokesman Officer Joseph Tomlinson. When the officers arrived, he said, they found three gunshot victims. One was declared dead at the scene, and the other two — one with life-threatening injuries and the other with non-life-threatening injuries — were transported to the hospital. The suspects are still outstanding, Tomlinson said. He could not provide further information on the identities of the victims. Email Address center_img 0% Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

Skaters whiz down Dolores Street

first_imgExcept for a few cars that managed to get through, most of Dolores was blocked off from 20th to 18th Streets. It was the third year in a row that skaters organized a hill-bomb event at Dolores Park. At last year’s fete, skaters clashed with police.The party started earlier in the evening. The party was already in full swing at 8:30 p.m. tonight, with skaters careening down Dolores Street, some wiping out at 19th, others continuing down the hill toward 18th Street as more than 100 people looked on. “Don’t cross,” advised one onlooker as a skater whooshed north on Dolores. Many of the onlookers who lined the street held skateboards at their sides; others watched with a beer in hand. Skaters on Dolores.street cut off from 20th to 18th— Mission Local (@MLNow) July 13, 2018 What the hell is going on at Dolores Park?— DANNYBLKSND Having AX Withdrawals (@DANNYBLKSND) July 13, 2018 Ah, yes, a planned event. At 10 p.m. Thursday, police had not yet arrived on the scene and for the most part, the crowd was just having a good time.The crowd at Dolores Street. 0% Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Teacher of the Week Kathryn Nash

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Kathryn Nash says she can be a “mother hen to a lot of little baby chicks” when she describes her class at the Career Readiness Academy at Mosley in Wilmington.The WWAY Michael and Son Teacher of the Week feels the key to being a good teacher is “building relationships with kids.”  Her students are part of a signature program for New Hanover County schools and work hard to get ready for college or a career.  “You have to make them want to the work,” she says, “because it is challenging.  If you haven’t achieved that the curriculum isn’t going to happen.”- Advertisement – She’s been teaching for several years and advises new teachers to remember not to be intimidated by the minutiae of the job.  Instead she says to “focus on the kids and the curriculum will come naturally.”Her goal for all her students is to remember her as a teacher who worked hard and to come back and tell her “all the great things they have accomplished over the last 15 to 35 years.”last_img read more

Retired Wilmington Marine has his warrior wish granted

first_img Unfortunately, it has become more difficult due to combat injuries.Hope for Warriors granted his warrior’s wish with a new travel trailer.It provides a more accommodating environment so he can camp with his family once again. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A retired Wilmington Marine who was injured in combat has gotten a major wish granted.Since leaving the Marines, camping has provided a place of serenity for Sergeant Bill Morris, a father of four.- Advertisement – last_img

FEMA advises residents to call insurers now

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the state already working hard to help.FEMA Representative John Mills says FEMA has now switched from recovery to response mode.- Advertisement – He says this is the time to speak with your insurers and to get in touch with FEMA. He also says the organization is part of bigger effort across the state.“FEMA is here at the request of the state of North Carolina and we’re actively working closely with the governor and state emergency management and listening to the requests that are coming in from Wilmington and New Hanover County and all the other communities impacted by Hurricane Florence,” Mills said.Mills also says their effort will take a while.Related Article: Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on historical markersYou can watch the full interview in the video above.last_img read more

One displaced in Christmas Day kitchen fire

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One person left without a home on Christmas after a kitchen fire in Wilmington.The Wilmington Fire Department arrived on scene just before 10:00 Christmas morning to Seahawk Court.- Advertisement – Fire officials say heavy smoke was showing from the apartment as they arrived.They contained the fire to the kitchen area of the apartment. No injuries were reported, but the person inside was treated for possible smoke inhalation.last_img

One Love tennis hosts film screening of Althea Arthur

first_img– Advertisement – 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The red carpet experience here in Wilmington.Over the weekend, One Love Tennis and the Pointe 14 Theatre hosted a premiere screening of the new documentary film, “Althea & Arthur”.The invitation-only event included valet parking, red carpet entrance, lobby reception surrounded by the Breaking The Barriers Exhibit from the International Tennis Hall of Fame and following the film there was a Q&A with Lenny Simpson, who not only appears in the film but kids from his One Love Tennis program are prominently featured throughout the documentary.“Althea & Arthur” stars One Love kids along with tennis legends Lenny Simpson, Johnnie Ashe, Billie Jean King, Katrina Adams, Venus Williams, James Blake and many more. This  documentary contrasts the careers of the first African-American woman and man to break the color barriers in tennis and explains their very different legacies.  Friday, March 8 at 6:15pmSaturday, March 9 at 6:15pmTuesday, March 12 at 6:15pmCoach Lenny Simpson will host a Q&A following each showing.center_img For those from Wilmington, NC, this is important history as both world champions have direct connections to Dr. Hubert and Celeste Eaton’s house at 1406 Orange Street, having lived and trained on the historic, iconic backyard court.  The film will be shown for the public to view on just three days.last_img read more

Bladen County couple tied up during home invasion

first_imgBLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man armed with a gun kicked in the back door of a Bladen County home while an elderly couple was inside.Greg Bullard, an investigator with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, says it happened on Friday at a home on Owen Hill Road in Elizabethtown.- Advertisement – Bullard said the gunman kicked his way in, then forced the elderly woman inside the home onto the floor and tied her up. He then tied up the elderly man.The gunman allegedly threatened to kill the woman and asked her where their medicine was.The suspect was captured on video from a camera inside the couple’s home. He allegedly stole $500 in bills, $1,000 in quarters and other miscellaneous items.Related Article: Man arrested in connection to gas, bank robberiesBullard said the couple had minor injuries.The suspect is described as a slender white man with olive skin, short blonde or light color hair, between 6′ to 6’2″ in height and weighing between 185 to 220 pounds. He was wearing gloves, baggy jeans, a black ski mask and a hoodie.Bullard said witnesses reported seeing a white older model truck speeding down Owen Hill Road and turning onto Lyon Landing Road around the time of the home invasion.If you have any information on the home invasion or recognize the suspect in the videos, contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office or Investigator Bullard at (910) 862-6947last_img read more

VIDEO Large cat spotted in Holden Beach neighborhood

first_img Dorothy O’Brien Senay said she saw the animal in the 300 block of Sand Dune Lane.WWAY did reach out to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office who says they did not have any reports of bobcat sightings.Did you see this animal wandering the island too? Let us know here. HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Something spotted in Brunswick County Monday that wasn’t quite in its natural habitat has neighbors talking.People in Holden Beach are concerned about a large cat wandering around.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Sweet n Savory Cafe coming to Leland

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings LELAND, NC (StarNews) — The owners of Sweet ’n Savory Cafe signed a lease last week for the Eddie Romanelli’s/Fat Tony’s property in the Waterford community of Leland.“Our entire leadership team is joyous about our brand becoming a part of the Leland community,” Owner and CEO Rob Shapiro said in an email.- Advertisement – Shapiro hopes to open later this summer, but is first reaching out for a community-funding opportunity. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to transform the space and open the restaurant.“I am taking the leap of faith and laying out this unique funding plan because I wholeheartedly believe in this project and I trust that the community will respond,” he said.Shapiro said if the community is involved in the funding of the restaurant, then it will truly be the community’s restaurant. He hopes to use profits to fund projects that further build community. The online campaign also extensively lays out Shapiro’s vision for building his business around, “community, authenticity and love.”Related Article: Happy 40th birthday, WalkmanRead more here.last_img read more

Court throws out second libel case against investigative journalist Pelin Ünker

first_img SharePrint Facebook / David CasaFacebook / David Casa Charges against investigative Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker have been dropped in a second libel case over her work on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law. The presiding judge said that the case would be dismissed due to the statute of limitations specified in the Turkish Press Law.The journalist is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and worked on the investigation on the Paradise Papers for Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet where she worked for ten years.Ünker however still faces a thirteen month imprisonment sentence which she is currently appealing in a separate case concerning the relatives of former Turkish Prime Minister and Speaker of the National assembly Binali Yildirim.READ: ‘Turkey should drop charges against Pelin Ünker’ – CasaIn a statement Head of Delegation and Partit Nazzjonalista MEP David Casa welcomed the move by the Turkish court and called for the remaining charges to be dropped.READ: “Stories suppressed; journalists targeted” – CasaREAD: Turkey must reform press law; drop charges on journalists – CasaÜnker was recently in Malta on an invitation by Casa where she met with civil society activists and journalists, as well as addressed the monthly protest vigil held every 16th of the month.READ: Journalist Pelin Ünker invited to MaltaREAD: Watch: Turkish journalist’s baby’s visa denied by Government – CasaREAD: Malta and Turkey: similar attitude to press freedom – Turkish journalistREAD: Watch: ‘Caruana Galizia was a patriot; held power to account’Various MEPs have condemned the charges against the journalist describing them as a further blow to what is left of media freedom in Turkey. Turkey ranks 157th out of 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders, which says 29 journalists are currently in prison in Turkey.READ: MEPs call for Commission to condemn Pelin Ünker’s prison sentenceREAD: “I don’t shy away from speaking about human rights” – PresidentThe Nationalist Head of Delegation Casa reiterated his support for journalists saying that by safeguarding media freedom they can be effective in combating injustice.Earlier this week, 66 MEPs from various political groups have demanded that charges against Ünker be dropped. Those suing Ünker, have acknowledged the facts reported by the journalist as true.The MEPs signed a declaration in which the charges against the journalist were described as a “further blow to media freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey”.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz it will

first_imgWhatsApp Iran has full control of Gulf and Strait of Hormuz – Tasnim FILE PHOTO: Iranian Revolutionary Guards speed boats are seen near the USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 (not pictured) as it makes its way to gulf through strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/FILE PHOTO: Iranian Revolutionary Guards speed boats are seen near the USS John C. Stennis CVN-74 (not pictured) as it makes its way to gulf through strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/ Iran’s military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly.Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammad Baqeri was quoted as saying by Fars news agency: “Regarding the new incidents in the Persian Gulf… if the Islamic Republic of Iran decides to block exports of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, it is militarily strong enough to do that fully and publicly.”Read also: Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran’s courtTwo tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman – sourcesPhotos: U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, Tehran calls accusation alarmingIran summons UK envoy over ‘unfounded’ tanker accusations SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Eritrean government defends seizure of Catholic clinics

first_img SharePrint Catholics in Eritrea praying after seizure of Church health facilitiesCatholics in Eritrea praying after seizure of Church health facilities The Eritrean government in Asmara has defended the recent nationalisation of Catholic health facilities in the country by saying the law provides for the “separation of powers” and therefore forbids religious institutions from conducting developmental activities of their choice and at will.Apart from defending the nationalisation, the Information Ministry in Asmara has also sharply criticised Daniela Kravetz who is the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. The UN independent rights expert, last week, accused the regime in Eritrea of persecuting Christians.“These actions show that, despite the improved regional climate for peace and security, the human rights situation in Eritrea remains unchanged,” said Daniela Kravetz.On 12 June, Eritrean authorities ordered the seizure of all Catholic Church-managed health centres. According to information received, soldiers were posted outside some health facilities, while patients were ordered to go home, and staff threatened.UN condemns“The seizure of these health facilities will negatively impact the right to health of the affected populations, in particular, those in remote rural areas,” Ms Kravetz explained. “By curtailing the activities of the Catholic Church, the Eritrean authorities are restricting the right of their citizens to enjoy quality health care.”The Catholic Church manages about 40 hospitals and health centres, mainly in rural areas and some are allocated inside monasteries. Most provide free services, and many have operated since the 1990s.Eritrean Bishops called for dialogueVatican News reported the UN Special Rapporteur saying that the government move followed a call by the Catholic Church for genuine dialogue on peace and reconciliation in Eritrea.In a pastoral letter issued on 29 April, Eritrea’s four Catholic bishops called on the authorities to adopt a comprehensive truth and reconciliation plan to promote dialogue and strengthen peacebuilding. The letter also urged the authorities to implement reforms so that Eritreans would stop fleeing their country.Activists and the UN accuse President Isayas Afewerki’s government of human rights abuses which have driven thousands, especially young people, out of the country.Increased arrests of ChristiansThis month, Eritrean security forces also arrested five Orthodox priests from the Debre Bizen monastery, three of whom were said to be over 70 years old, for opposing Government interference in Church affairs.On 17 May, around 30 Pentecostal Christians were reportedly arrested during prayer meetings at different locations in Godeif, south of the capital Asmara. A week earlier, during a private gathering in the Mai Temenai district of Asmara, 141 Christians were arrested, including 104 women and 14 children. Some were reportedly taken to Adi Abeito prison, while others were held by the police. About 50 of the detained have since been released while those remaining are being held without charge, according to reports.UN urges Eritrea to respect freedomsMs Kravetz stressed that arresting individuals for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of religion and belief is a clear violation of Eritrea’s obligations under international human rights law, recalling that freedom of religion is central to the ability of Eritreans to live together peacefully.The UN envoy will share her findings on the situation during an interactive dialogue that took place earlier this month at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.“I urge Eritrea to live up to its international commitments as a member of the Human Rights Council and allow religious institutions to operate freely and all Eritreans to exercise their right to freedom of religion within the country,” concluded the Special Rapporteur.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Watch Pleasure sea craft for sale by tender – Customs

first_img 1 of 18 SharePrint Sealed Tenders will be received until 25th and 26th July, from 8am till 12pm. They will be received by the Director General (Customs) at Ħal Far Groupage Bonds, Ħal Far.  Viewing of the craft, and collection and submission of Tenders Forms, may be obtained from the same location during the same dates and times. Valid ID’s or Passports must be presented by all bidders/representatives when submitting Tender Forms.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Customs Department is receiving Sealed Tenders for the tale quale purchase, and removal, of one pleasure sea craft.In a press release, it detailed the the pleasure sea craft’s make is a Sagittarius. It is 13.5 metres long, and its’ main breadth is 4.75 metres. It has a depth of 1.9 metres, and has two engines: one an internal combustion engine, and the other a diesel engine.last_img read more

iOS8 requires over 58GB of storage space to download

first_imgAdvertisement Last week, Apple released its newest iOS 8 mobile operating system which promises to bring a lot of new features such as HealthKit, HomeKit, Apple Pay, Continuity, option to install a new keyboard, family sharing, and more. However, users seem to be frustrated.The biggest thing worrying users is that it requires a lot of storage space. iOS 8 powered just 7.3% of all iOS devices in the first 24 hours of launch which is a much slower adaption compared to 18.2% for iOS 7 last year.Users have complained that the 1.1GB download requires well over 5.8GB of storage space – Advertisement – How can you free up sufficient space to install the iOS 8? Well, you have got two options. One, delete those blurred photos and videos you have watched or shift some of the important data to the cloud. Don’t worry, you’ll get a good deal of this storage space back once the installation is complete.Check what apps are occupying the most storage space by tapping on Settings > General > Usage. You can delete TV shows or movies. Or simply the apps that take up too much space. Note that things you haven’t backed up will be deleted permanently. But the content you’ve purchased from iTunes can be downloaded again at any point, without having to pay again.A good way is to back up your data, and then download and install the iOS 8. Once the new OS is installed, your storage will get back to normal, allowing you to restore your stuff.You can also download iOS8 through iTunes.Credit: Value Walklast_img read more

The Game Company that Sold 30000 Boxes of Bull Poop as a

first_imgAdvertisement Cards Against Humanity, which bills itself as a “party game for horrible people,” decided that it wanted to help potential customers “experience the ultimate savings” on Black Friday by taking its game off its website completely.Instead, though, the site offered a bizarre and hilarious “deal”: It sold boxes of bull poop for $6 each.Seriously. – Advertisement – Creator Max Temkin assured people on Twitter that the deal was legit.nope— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) November 28, 2014If you buy the poop expecting it to be something else that’s not poop, you’re actually buying a valuable life lesson for $6. — Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) November 28, 2014 Miraculously, the site sold out poop boxes, meaning Cards Against Humanity sold 30,000 boxes, Temkin told me via tweet. That’s $180,000 of revenue from poop.This isn’t the game company’s first quirky special. Last year, Cards Against Humanity sold its game for $5 more than usual, and ended up getting a huge spike in sales.It’s also holding a Ten Days Of Kwanza Or Whatever sale where for $15, customers will get ten mystery gifts throughout December.Here’s what you see now on the company’s main website:The website’s FAQ page was also equally amusing: Credit: Business Insiderlast_img read more

Jumia Celebrating its Anniversary with Massive Discounts on its Products

first_imgPaul Tesar, Head of Growth Jumia Uganda (L) and Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO (R) pose for a group photo with their partners from Liberty Insurance (2nd right) and Transtel (2nd left) at the launch of their anniversary celebration at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 18th, June 2019. Advertisement Jumia Uganda to today at a press brief held at the Hotel Africana announced it was giving its customers up to 77% discounts as they celebrate their anniversary.The offer will start effective June 24th till July 14th with the discounts applicable on all products — in commemoration of its anniversary to mark major milestones achieved over the period of its operations in Uganda.It is with no doubt that the e-Commerce firm has made great strides in Uganda’s e-Commerce scene since their launch in 2014. – Advertisement – “Since launching in Uganda, we have revolutionized the economy through a sustainable impact on commerce in the country. We have added e-Commerce as an alternative source of service provision through the platform. But even as we celebrate these milestones, we continue to be innovative in finding more ways to solve problems faced by our vendors and customers,” Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO said during the press conference.Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO addressing the press during the launch of their anniversary celebration at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 18th, June 2019.Commenting on the celebration of this anniversary, Head of Growth Jumia Uganda, Mr. Paul Tesar, commended how Ugandans are increasingly embracing e-Commerce and online shopping.On Jumia, it has seen a growth from an average of 100 orders a day, to a thousand and collectively has over 2,000 active merchants in the country — including over 100 local partners that Jumia has helped develop.Paul noted that top among reason why their customers shop with them is assortment. As seen from the presentation he presented, price followed, then, convenience and trust.Paul Tesar, Head of Growth Jumia Uganda addressing the press during the launch of their anniversary celebration at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 18th, June 2019.Jumia has collaborated with its partners including; Transtel, Reddington, Liberty Insurance, Samsung, Nokia, BlueFlame and Skyworth as their celebrate their forthcoming anniversary.These partners will be headlining the anniversary sale, offering the very best prices on services and a wide assortment of products.During the celebrations, customers will have their products delivered within a period of 24 hours only for those around Kampala.Jumia also has a partnership with Liberty Insurance. Thus customers can choose an insurance option for theft and damage of the products while shopping and pay UGX5,000. Note that the insurance fee depends on the product as well as the value of the product but doesn’t go beyond 2% of the product.For instance if a customer bought a product below UGX200,000 they pay UGX5,000 for insurance. If they bought a product between UGX200,000 to UGX400,000, they pay UGX10,000 for insurance.last_img read more

Goals galore

first_img[dropcap]G[/dropcap]oals.If head to head stats mean ANYTHING then we are looking at goals tonight at the Stadium Of Light in the Carling Cup quarter round tie with Chelsea which is live on Sky.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Dec 2013 Premier Sunderland 3-4 ChelseaApr 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 SunderlandDec 2012 Premier Sunderland 1-3 ChelseaJan 2012 Premier Chelsea 1-0 SunderlandSep 2011 Premier Sunderland 1-2 ChelseaFeb 2011 Premier Sunderland 2-4 ChelseaNov 2010 Premier Chelsea 0-3 SunderlandJan 2010 Premier Chelsea 7-2 SunderlandAug 2009 Premier Sunderland 1-3 ChelseaMay 2009 Premier Sunderland 2-3 ChelseaThe last time these two met of course was in the Premier League and it was a tight contest – Chelsea edging it 4-3 and there’s now a gulf of 24 points between them in the stable and Sunderland are guaranteed one thing – they will bottom of the table for Christmas Manager Poyet is now hoping for a good Cup run if nothing else to take away some of the doom and gloom.“I need to take these games seriously,” he said. “In the last round against Southampton, we played well and we went on to win [in the league] against Man City. Let’s see if we can repeat that and do well and then beat Norwich.His glass seems half full but Chelsea have a good cup record in recent years and should again prove hard for Sunderland to get past.Chelsea have won their last nine trips to Sunderland in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 at the Stadium of Light.Over 2.5 goals seems the call. It’s in the stats after all.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)10 points OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 4/6 with Star SportsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more