A question of discipline

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Investing in Science & technology to overcome poverty in Africa

first_imgPicture courtesyScientists have called upon the African governments to increase investment in Science and technology in order to overcome poverty in the continent reports Xinhua.The Scientists stated that the African governments focused on achieving agenda 2063 which aims at developing science, technology and innovation to accelerate the socioeconomic development in the continent.“African governments should consider investing massively in science and technology in order to achieve tangible social and economic transformation on the continent,” said Gertrude Ngabirano, executive secretary of East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) during the first annual regional science and technology meeting in the Rwandan, Capital Kigali.Agenda 2063 to Africa is learning from the past, building on progress and strategically exploiting all possible opportunities available to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation in Africa in the next 50 years.Africa is blessed with rich resources but due to inadequate knowledge in science and technology, resources remain largely unexplored leaving Africa in poverty.“In the developed world, countries that have invested in education, science and technology have managed to break the cycle of poverty,” said Ngabirano.Africa can tap into the global technology evolution if the science, technology and innovation received proper funding.“Africa still lags behind other regions of the world when it comes to the development of science and technology but it can be overcome with clear vision, commitment and firm determination,” said Ignace Gatare, Director General of Rwanda National Commission of Science and TechnologyThe critical challenges facing the development of science and technology in Africa, including low science and technology capacity, low investment in research, poor infrastructural development and a lack of access to helpful scientific ideas.last_img read more

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C’bean Pentecostal Churches against gay marriage

first_img Tweet Share 65 Views   no discussions ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI) has criticised the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriages saying it endangers the belief of the church and violate the law of God.“Our organisation promotes the family unit as a fundamental institution, where a mother and father nurture children, instil faith, and inculcate moral strengths and spiritual values. Thus, legalisation of same sex marriage will destabilise the family unit and result in harmful consequences for the society at large,” the PAWI, which represents Pentecostal churches in the region, said in a statement.PAWI said its opposition to same-sex marriage is in no way shows resentment or hatred for individuals who are in support of gay marriage and homosexuality, “as this will be in stark contradiction to the very word of God which we uphold as the supreme authority governing our lives.“Rather, we continue to affirm our belief in love and respect for all humanity,” it said, adding that same-sex marriage is against God’s divine plan for marriage and its purpose for procreation.An opinion poll published in the United States over the weekend, notes that Americans are still sharply divided on the issue of same-sex marriage nearly a month after the Supreme Court’s ruling.The poll also found a near-even split over whether local officials with religious objections should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with 47 per cent saying that should be the case and 49 per cent say they should be exempt. Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional C’bean Pentecostal Churches against gay marriage by: Caribbean Media Corporation – July 20, 2015last_img read more

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Question of image: what price will Djokovic pay after the scandal…

first_img© Reuters At a time when the sport is gradually returning to a rhythm with a changed reality, tennis is going through its own crisis. At its center is surprisingly Novak Djokovic, who with his actions in the last month threatens his good image, built over the years.The organization of demonstration tournaments on the Balkan Peninsula started as an idea to advertise and promote tennis in the region and gave some players the opportunity to prepare in a competitive environment after the isolation, but later “Adria Tour” proved to be a failure in terms of health and safety. of the participants.With nightclub parties, football games and basketball games, the players showed closeness and behaved as if they were immune to the virus, and thousands of spectators gathered on the courts to watch. Meanwhile, Djokovic, who is behind the organization of the Adria Tour, explained that they were doing what the authorities allowed. Positive samples for coronavirus COVID-19 of players and staff members, among whom is Grigor Dimitrov, was a serious blow to the image of the leader in the rankings. The case raised issues related to Djokovic’s management and influence in the world of tennis, as well as the need for tougher measures in the return of the sport.The sinner DjokovicAs expected, the Serb was flooded with wave of criticism. Djokovic’s apologies that the tournaments in Belgrade and Zadar were made with “pure heart and sincere intentions”, cannot change what happened, a the accusations from the tennis player’s father to Dimitrov shift the focus from taking responsibility for the mistake.“I sum it up like a horror movie. A huge irresponsibility and a huge lack of maturity. They were so careless that it’s hard for me to find the words,” said Bruno Soares, a Brazilian doubles player who is part of the Players’ Council.According to many experts, Djokovic has not yet given importance and value to his role as a leader in the sport. The Serb further set his sights against himself after deciding to return from Zadar to Belgrade and only then take his test, putting other people in danger.There is also discord in the Players’ Council, which Djokovic heads. Recently, the Serb decided not to join a video call to the organization, instead playing football with friends. He is also the athlete who raised his voice against the security measures at the US Open. Djokovic described them as too strict and “unprecedented”, announcing that he had not yet decided whether to take part in the Grand Slam tournament.Djokovic has repeatedly stated that he wants to break the Roger Federer Slam title record. To fulfill his desire to become the greatest tennis player, he must arouse respect in fans, as sports and human go hand in hand.Despite his hunger for success, his actions off the court cannot fail to have a lasting impact on the way he is perceived by the general public. In the last few months, however, his public image seems to be one level lower.Return with one mindThe case of Adria Tour raises the question of the possibility of holding tournaments in safe conditions. The tennis tennis season will resume in August, as the organizers of the races in the calendar must learn from the race in Zadar, if they do not want to repeat the mistake, but for now the ambiguity remains.“The situation has made things even more difficult for everyone. But this is an alarm. We will see what happens in the next three weeks. The point is to follow the protocol for players who give a positive coronavirus test during a tournament. This “It’s obviously a question that will come back and be put on the table more and more. It’s difficult. No one really has an answer to what exactly awaits us,” the head of the tennis federation, Stefan Tsvetkov, told Ekip.First of all, the organizers have to think about possible solutions in a scenario with infected employees and competitors. According to ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi, Adria Tour will help players realize the seriousness of the situation.“It’s a bit like telling your kids to wear a helmet when they’re trying to learn to ride a bike. They ride a bike, they fall and then they wear a helmet. Now we all know we can learn a lesson because we’ll be even more “Careful and we may have a little more attention to health protocols,” Gaudenzi said.last_img read more

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