Saturday, July 26, 2014
Wajanja, muwahi kufika Japani mkafungue saluni za kutenegeneza mitindo ya Afro.
This photo shows how the Japanese create 'the Afro Look' on their hair texture. (This is old news.)
But, apparently, they are now interested in buying our afro hair, so they can make it into wigs, weaving weft and bulks of hair for braiding. (Makes you wonder where our hair goes, once it is swept up, off the salon floor. Will salon owners be capitalising on the trade of our hair?.... Perhaps.)
MS Natural Notts TAKE ON THIS
We, 'Black folks' should have been the first to capitalise on this, i.e. developing a market for the trade of our afro hair, instead of leaving it on the salon floor, in retaliation to Asians capitalising on our distorted concept of beauty. E.g. The straight hair obsession by blacks, that fuels the global success of Asian human hair trading.
The ONLY reason our people missed this entrepreneurial idea, is because we HATE what naturally grows from our scalp..... Other ethnic groups have always been the first to appreciate every inch of us and to capitalise on our beauty, by any means necessary..... E.g. fake tans, fake buts, fake full lips, etc
WHEN WILL WE FULLY UNDERSTAND
Our natural assets are the measuring stick of beauty???
By Maggie Fox
Chikungunya has been reported in a Florida man and woman who had not recently traveled, health officials said Thursday — the first indication that the painful virus has taken up residence in the United States.
Health experts had said it was only a matter of time before the virus, carried by mosquitoes, made its way to the U.S. It’s been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America. It's infected 350,000 and killed 21.
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There have been other U.S. cases but all have been among people who had recently traveled to affected regions.
“Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.
"The first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States.”
Florida health officials later said there were two cases: a 41-year-old woman in Miami-Dade County and a 50-year-old man in Palm Beach County.
“Since 2006, the United States has averaged 28 imported cases of chikungunya (chik-un-GUHN-ya) per year in travelers returning from countries where the virus is common. To date this year, 243 travel-associated cases have been reported in 31 states and two territories,” CDC said.
“However, the newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. This year, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported 121 and two cases of locally acquired chikungunya respectively.”
Chikungunya is not usually deadly, but it can cause a very bad headache, joint pain, rash and fever. Its name in the Makonde language, spoken in Tanzania and Mozambique in Africa, means “that which bends up,” because patients are often contorted with pain. They can spend weeks in bed, racked with pain.
The virus only arrived in the Western Hemisphere in December, on St. Martin.
The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes that spread chikungunya are found across the southern United States and as far north as New York. A. albopictus is commonly known as the Asian tiger mosquito and itself only came to the United States in recent decades.
So what’s the difference between a traveler carrying it and a locally transmitted case? The virus grows in human blood and when a mosquito bites an infected person, it can spread it to others. So an infected person can carry the virus to new places and it spreads that way. Officials have been cautioning that the virus could become established in the U.S. , much as West Nile virus did starting in 1999.
There's no vaccine against chikungunya and the only treatment is rest and pain relief.
“The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas and now in the United States, underscores the risks posed by this and other exotic pathogens,” said Roger Nasci, who heads CDC’s Arboviral Diseases Branch. “This emphasizes the importance of CDC’s health security initiatives designed to maintain effective surveillance networks, diagnostic laboratories and mosquito control programs both in the United States and around the world.”
CDC and the Florida Department of Health said they are looking for other locally acquired cases.
"More chikungunya-infected travelers coming into the United States increases the likelihood that local chikungunya transmission will occur."
“It is not known what course chikungunya will take now in the United States. CDC officials believe chikungunya will behave like dengue virus in the United States, where imported cases have resulted in sporadic local transmission but have not caused widespread outbreaks,” CDC said. Dengue has been seen in Florida and South Texas.
“None of the more than 200 imported chikungunya cases between 2006 and 2013 have triggered a local outbreak. However, more chikungunya-infected travelers coming into the United States increases the likelihood that local chikungunya transmission will occur."
The good news is people are immune after one infection.
And a recent study suggests the United States has a bit of time on its side. The strain of chikungunya circulating in the Caribbean is the Asian strain, and it’s only adapted to be carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, says Scott Weaver of the University of Texas Medical Branch, who’s been studying the virus for years. And so far, that mosquito can only be found in the far southern U.S.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pichani juu na chini ni Kishoka wa Tanesco aliyekamatwa Mlimani City.
Na Mwandishi wetu
TAPELI lililokubuhu kwa masuala ya kulaghai watu kwa njia ya kujifanya kishoka washirika la Umeme Nchini, Tanesco, jana asubuhi limedakwa baada ya kuwekewa mtego walipokuwa wakitaka kutapeli kwa mmoja wa Afisa wa Habari wa Kituo cha Habari cha Umoja wa Mataifa (UNIC) Bi. Usia Nkhoma- Ledama.
Kwa mujibu wa Bi. Usia akieleza tukio hilo, alidai kuwa tapeli huyo alifika asubuhi akiwa na wenzake sita, nyumbani kwake wakasema wanatoka Tanesco wamekuja kucheki mita ya Luku. Hata hivyo wakakorokocha wakasema mita imechezewa kwa hiyo wanakata Umeme na kung'oa mita, eti waliona kwenye GPS yao kuwaUmeme hauendi vema.
“wakasema fidia na kurudisha umeme kiofisi ni milioni 8! ila tukiwapa milioni 2 wataturudishia. nikawauliza kama mita imechezewa mbona tunanunua umemewa laki 3 kwamwezi? si ingepaswa tulipe kidogo? wakasema wakati mwingine wakiweka hiyo resistance (eti ndo kifaa cha kuiba Umeme) huwa kinafyatuka halafu Umeme unakwenda zaidi! “ alielezea Bi. Usia.
Na kuongeza kuwa vishoka hao wakakata Umeme wakaondoka, tujipange. tujadiliana na mzee tukapata mashaka maana walikuwa wakali halafu wanalazimisha mambo, wamevaa vitambulisho lakini wamevigeuza kwahiyo havisomeki. tukapiga simu Tanesco kuwauliza wakasema hao ni vishoka tuitePolisi, basi tukawapigia simu waje wachukue laki tano waturudishie Umeme, mengine Jumatatu. wakaja fasta wakarudisha Umeme, nikawaambia naenda aTM wasubiri nikawaacha na mzee nikatoka mbio mpaka Polisi chuo nikawahadithia wakanipa Polisi 3 nikaja nao nyumbani, tukawakuta wameondoka.
Mzee akawapigia simu waje hela imepatikana wakasema tukutane Mlimani City, tukafanikiwa kukamata mmoja wengine wakakimbia. tumemuacha selo, tukaandikisha maelezo. tunasubiri hatua itakayofuata.
Hapa likiwa chini ya ulinzi na pingu mkononi.--
Saturday, July 19, 2014
|Wema Sepetu (R) na Kajala|
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Ikiwa ni siku chache zimepita baada ya mwigizaji Kajala kudai kuwa mrembo Wema Sepeteu ni Mnafiki, hatimaye Mwanadada Wema Sepetu , amemlipua aliyekuwa shosti wake, Kajala Masanja ‘K’ ambaye wiki iliyopita alimwita mnafiki, habari ambayo ilisambaa katika mitandao mbalimbali ya kijamii.
Katika habari hiyo, Kajala alikaririwa akisema kwamba licha ya watu wengi kuamini wamepatana, hakuna ukweli kwani rafiki yake huyo ni mnafiki kufuatia kutomthamini na kutokuwa karibu naye kama zamani likiwemo suala la kumsifia mtu ambaye alikuwa na ugomvi na Kajala (Dacutee).
Akizungumza na mwanahabari wetu, Wema alisema alishangaa kuona Kajala anamwita mnafiki wakati hakuwahi kupatana naye tangu walipotofautiana kipindi cha nyuma kama alivyosema.
“Nashangaa Kajala ananiambia mimi ni mnafiki ‘ok fine’ na huo unafiki wangu unakuja pale nilipomu-wish Dacutee siku yake ya kuzaliwa, alitakaje eti? Yaani kwa kuwa yeye ana bifu la kumchukulia bwana’ke na mimi nijiingize kwenye bifu lao?
“Au tofauti zangu mimi na yeye, Aunty Ezekiel aingilie, itakuwa sahihi kweli kama wanavyofanya hao watu wake anaozurura nao siku hizi? Wanaingilia vitu ambavyo hawavijui kiundani wake? Nasema siyo sahihi kabisa mimi nitabaki kama Wema Sepetu na yeye atabaki kama Kajala Masanja na asifikirie kuwa nitakuja kuwa kama zamani na yeye halafu kama anamaindi kuhusiana na Dacutee mbona Petit Man ambaye ana uhusiano naye aliweka picha.
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Hapo zamani za kale.... jamani si zamani sana, Shule ya sekondari Tambaza ilikuwa inongoza kwa kutoa elimu ya hali ya juu. Sasa hakuna tena. Wanafunzi wa Form Six wameanguka vibaya ,mithani ya kitaifa. Nasikia hata maabara hawana tena na ni shule ya Sayansi! Jamani! Enzi zetu O level tu tulikuwa na maabara, na kulikuwa na walimu na Lab Assistants! Laakini baaya ya UPE hizo maabara ziligeuzwa kuwa madarasa!
KUTOKA THE CITIZEN
Tambaza teachers Flee over Form 6 National Exam Fiasco
Posted Friday, July 18 2014 at 11:06
KWA HABARI KAMILI BOFYA HAPA:
The attack Friday night came at Corner Mbaya, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the coastal town of Witu in Lamu county, the humanitarian group said. Two of those killed were security officials and five were civilians, the Red Cross said. Authorities believe many of the passengers in the 52-seater bus fled into a nearby forest.
Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack.
"The attack was carried out in response to the Kenyan government's claim that all the areas that have recently been subject for attacks were secured after having deployed troops," the group said.
Al-Shabab said the attackers were sending a message to Kenya that they cannot stop the group's operations in coastal areas.
Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks on Kenyan soil to avenge the presence of Kenyan troops fighting the militants in Somalia. In September, four al-Shabab gunmen attacked an upscale in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, killing 67 people.
Al-Shabab has also claimed responsibility for previous attacks along the coast but the Kenyan government claims local political networks are responsible.
Wanadai wazazi wao wanawatuma kwa vile Raidi Obama alitoa msamaha kwa watoto wahamiaji haramu waliokuwa hapa USA ambao walikuwa hapa tayari.
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday proposed two possible locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.
Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be reviewed by officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to see if either is suitable for housing the children, most of whom are coming from Central America, Patrick said.
Only one site would be selected, if any facility in Massachusetts is chosen.
Patrick said the federal government is looking for places that can house up to 1,000 children for four months.
He said each child would stay for an average of about 35 days and that all expenses will be picked up by the federal government while they are being processed for deportation, reunification or asylum.
The children would receive food, care and education while at the facility, Patrick said, and will not attend local schools. All children would receive a medical screening before entering the state, including all essential vaccines.
Patrick said no final decision has been made yet on whether either facility would be suitable as a shelter or when any children may start arriving.
Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos said he's also concerned about the humanitarian plight, but said locating children at Westover Air Force Base doesn't make sense, citing insufficient housing and few facilities needed to care for children.
"It does not work for those children, and it does not work for the city of Chicopee," Kos told reporters at city hall Friday afternoon according to The Republican newspaper. "We are more than skeptical."
More than 57,000 children have crossed into the country over the southern border since the fall, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Some U.S. residents have opposed housing the children within their communities, spurring protests in California and Arizona.
Patrick, who at times appeared emotional during a morning press conference, said the country and the state have a moral responsibility to look after the unaccompanied minors.
"There are children alone in a foreign land," Patrick said. "This good nation is great when we open our doors and our hearts to needy children and diminished when we don't."
Patrick said that any memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government will specify that the federal government will be responsible for the cost of running the facility, what period of time the facility would be open, and the conditions under which there could be an extension.
Patrick said other states have received similar requests from the federal government to aid in what he called a "humanitarian crisis."
State Rep. Brad Jones, the House Republican leader, said in a statement on Thursday that he will convene a meeting next week to discuss the potential impact on Massachusetts of what he called a "national immigration crisis."
President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion in emergency spending to help address the situation at the border. Congressional Republicans have been pushing to significantly pare down that request.
There is precedent for Massachusetts offering temporary shelter in crisis situations. In 2005, 235 Hurricane Katrina evacuees were housed at Camp Edwards until they could be placed in permanent housing.
In Connecticut, state officials recently rejected a federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at a mostly vacant facility built for developmentally disabled adults, pointing in part to what they said was the facility's size and deteriorating condition.
Friday, July 18, 2014
|The Plane on the Road at Mityana Highway in Uganda - Photo from Facebook|
Phillip Mukasa said Friday that the Piper aircraft with eight people on board - including two crew members - was returning to Uganda's Entebbe airport when it had to make an emergency landing in Mityana town, some 67 kilometers (about 41 miles) from the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
No one was hurt and the aircraft wasn't damaged, he said, although motor traffic flow was seriously disrupted.
He said the aircraft had been headed to South Sudan but it couldn't land there and had to return to Uganda.
It was not immediately clear why the pilot could not land in South Sudan.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) - A woman was hit and killed by a motor vehicle in Dorchester early Saturday morning.
Officers arrived at the intersection of River Street and Washington Street at around 5 a.m. for reports of a collision where they found the 32-year-old victim with life threatening injuries.
She was transported to Carney Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Neighbors said she was on her way to work, the first of two jobs, when she was struck. Everyone who knew her raved about her work ethic.
"She worked two jobs," said Carl Cahoon. "She got up at five in the morning went down and got the bus and did her first job."
Cahoon added that there was a purpose behind that work.
"I know she was saving her money to get her son to come back from Kenya...8-year-old child," Cahoon said. ""Always working, always talking about 'I can't wait to get my son'...she was saving the money to have her son fly here and unfortunately it's not happening now."
Police have not identified the vehicle involved in the crash. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470 or leave an anonymous tip at (800) 494-TIPS.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Kama hamwamini basi tumeni maombi ya death certificate huko alipokufa, Maryland, USA. Kama cheti haitoshi basi mlipe hela kwenda mahakamani kuomba kaburi lake lifukuliwe na mfanye testi kwenye mabaki mtakayokuta. Inaweza kuwagharamia dola $65,000!
|Kuna mtu ana Twitter akaunti ya Utani! Kuna watu wameapa eti ni Marehemu Mzee Balali anayeandika!|
|Kaburi la Mzee Balali huko Silver Spring, Maryland, USA|
Mkazi wa Kijiji la Luganga, Wilaya ya Mufindi, Iringa, alikozaliwa Gavana wa zamani wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT), Daudi Ballali analazimika kutumia saa 32 kufika katika kaburi la kiongozi huyo lililopo eneo la Silver Spring, Maryland nchini Marekani.
Ndugu wa Ballali wanaweza kutaka kwenda kuona kaburi la ndugu yao, kutokana na ukweli kwamba wengi wao hawakuwahi kupata fursa ya kumzika Gavana huyo ambaye alikuwa kiongozi wa juu kabisa wa taasisi kubwa inayosimamia masuala ya fedha na uchumi wa nchi.
Mwandishi wa gazeti hili alisafiri kwa saa 24 kutoka Dar es Salaam hadi Washington, Marekani ambako alithibitisha pasi na shaka kwamba Ballali alizikwa Mei 21, 2008 katika makaburi ya Gate of Heaven, baada ya kufariki dunia akiwa nyumbani kwake Maryland, Mei 16, mwaka huo.
Safari hiyo ya siku kumi, ilianza Alhamisi Juni 26, 2014 hadi Jumapili, Julai 6. Mwandishi wa habari hizi aliligundua kaburi hilo baada ya kwenda makaburi ya Gate of Heaven kwa siku tatu mfululizo.
Siku ya kwanza, mwenyeji wa mwandishi ambaye jina lake tunalihifadhi kwa sasa alimfikisha katika makaburi hayo, lakini kaburi la Ballali halikuonekana na hata mwandishi alipokwenda siku ya pili peke yake, kaburi hilo pia halikuonekana kwa kutokana na ukubwa wa eneo hilo.
Siku ya tatu, Mwandishi wa Mwananchi alilazimika kuomba msaada wa Ofisi ya Makaburi ya Gate of Heaven, ambayo ilimsadia kuonyesha eneo lilipo kaburi hilo, hivyo kuwezesha kupata picha zake.
Kaburi lake liko katika msitari wa mwisho kabisa na Ukanda wa Kijani wa miti iliyozunguka makaburi ya Gate of Heaven, likiwa limeandikwa jina la kiongozi huyo, pamoja na maneno ya Kiingereza yanayosomeka “When the heart weep for what it has lost, the soul rejoices for what it has found”.
Maana ya maneno hayo ni kwamba “wakati moyo ukiomboleza kwa kile kilichopotea, roho hufurahi kwa kile kilichopatikana”. Kaburi hili limezungukwa na makaburi mengine kadhaa ambayo si ya Watanzania, kwani kwa haraka kutokana na mazingira yalivyokuwa, Mwandishi wa Mwananchi hakuweza kuona kaburi jingine lenye majina yenye asili au kuwa na mwelekeo wa asili ya Tanzania.
Uthibitisho huu ni tofauti na hekaya za miaka nenda rudi zilizogubika kifo cha kiongozi huyo, ambaye tangu alipoondoka nchini kwenda Marekani Agosti 2007, hakuwahi kurejea na badala yake zilisikika taarifa za kuugua kwake, kifo chake na baadaye mazishi yake yaliyokuwa ya siri kubwa yakiwahusisha ndugu wa karibu pekee.
Kutokana na mazingira hayo, kumekuwapo na uvumi kwamba Ballali hakufa na pengine amefichwa kusikojulikana, madai yanayochagizwa na mtu aliyejitokeza katika mitandao wa kijamii ya Twitter na facebook, akidai kwamba yeye ni Ballali na kwamba hajafa, huku akisisitiza kuwa wakati ukiwadia ukweli utafahamika.
Mtu huyo asiyefahamika hadi sasa alianza kujitokeza Twitter, Oktoba Mosi, 2012 pale aliposema “Nitakutana na Rais Kikwete (Jakaya) na ujumbe wake wiki hii hapa Marekani”. Mtu huyo alidai kwamba alikuja nchini Tanzania na kukaa karibu na Hoteli ya Hyatt Kempinski Kilimanjaro na baadaye kuondoka ghafla kwa kile alichokiita sababu za kiusalama.
Novemba 13 mwaka huo alituma ujumbe akisema:“In Dar es Salaam, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kempinski Kilimanjaro Hotel. Feels good to be close to my former office, BoT,” akimaanisha kwamba niko Hoteli ya Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, najisikia vizuri kuwa karibu na ofisi yangu ya zamani BoT.
Mtu huyo ambaye sasa tunaweza kuthibitisha kuwa ni feki amekuwa akiendelea kutuma ujumbe akijitambulisha kwa jina hilo la Ballali.
Ballali alifariki dunia kama ilivyotagazwa, lakini ilikuwaje akaenda safarini Washington, ugonjwa wake na hata kifo chake kilikuwaje? Je ndugu zake wanasemaje, safari ya kwenda Marekani ilikuwaje? Fuatilia mfululizo wa habari hii itakapoendelea kesho.
Dr. Farrah Gray awapasha!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Mwaka huu, nchi ya Kenya ilishirikishwa, wakionyesha utamaduni wao na changamoto za kuzidumisha katika zama hizi za sayansi na teknolojia.
Kwanza Production ilipata fursa ya kutembelea maonyesho hayo na kuzungumza na baadhi ya washiriki wa maonyesho hayo ambapo walieleza mengi ya kufurahisha.
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Duh! Kilo 5,605 za Unga!!!! Street Value Je?
Police arrest drug baron in Zanzibar
Rashid (39) who had boarded Oman Air flight No WY.717 that landed at the airport from Muscat was arrested at around 2: 45 pm.
The police were also holding four airport employees believed to be close friends of the suspect. It was not immediately stated if the four employees acted as accomplices.
Speaking to the press yesterday in Zanzibar, the Isles Director of Criminal Investigation Yussuf Ilembo said the police worked on a tip off from some sources to search his luggage immediately after arrival.
He said they found 14 hand bags for women before they found cocaine stacked in each of them.
The suspect had travelled using passport number AB 363906 issued on December 29, 2009 by the Immigration Department head office in Dar es Salaam.
He said the passport showed the suspect travelled to many countries, including Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa and some Arab states.