Sunday, June 3, 2012

plane crash in iju-ishaga lagos nigeria

plane crash in iju-ishaga lagos nigeria

plane crash in iju-ishaga lagos nigeria

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 12:37 PM PDT

Lagos – A plane carrying 153 passengers crashed on Sunday in a densely populated district of Nigeria's economic capital Lagos, the head of Civil Aviation Authority told AFP, adding he feared none had survived.

"It was a Dana [airline] flight out of [the capital] Abuja to Lagos with about 153 people on board," Harold Demuren said. "I don't believe there are any survivors".

Lagos State police spokesperson Joseph Jaiyeoba told AFP the plane went down in the Iju neighbourhood on the mainland of the city where most of the city's population is concentrated.

A spokesperson for Dana confirmed one of its planes had crashed but could not immediately provide further details.

"I can confirm that one of our planes crashed today on the outskirts of Lagos," Tony Usidamen told AFP.

"We lost communication with the aircraft. We are going to issue an official statement.

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Some images from Nigeria crash

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 12:05 PM PDT

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile.

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Jubilee Picnic

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 04:55 AM PDT

complete with flatware

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City art, urban grafitti...

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 04:52 AM PDT

I live in Rochester New York. And through the years I've taken an interest in the varieties of graffiti I've seen in various neighborhoods. And as always, I have my camera with me 24/7. Stay tuned, more coming later.

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Occupy Kingwood - A Sustainable Form Of The Occupy Movement (2012-06-02)

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 09:01 PM PDT

Check Out Our Weekly Occupies here.

Our Sustainable Informational Occupy is now 24 consecutive weeks strong. We are two events short of half our goal of 52 consecutive weeks (1 year). This week was uneventful in that we did not have any of our neighbors park and come out to talk to us as has been happening on a weekly basis. We got mostly thumbs up from passing cars as well as a few fingers from the less than understanding neighbors. That gave us a lot of time to have in depth conversations among each other.

As it turns out I think it was a blessing as one of our friends (Daniel [first name only]) of the movement gave me a frank assessment as to what we are really doing at that corner and what we hope to accomplish. She is not a fan of the occupy activist model and is more comfortable with and feels the community organizer model is more effective. She also believes our model tends to impose our own ideology first as opposed to listening first. Inasmuch as our ideology and hers overlap more so than not, she believes in a much more organizational approach.

I could not disagree with anything she said. In fact I took her words as a catalyst to modify our approach in communication and invited her to speak to other groups many of us are involved with where that model is definitely more appropriate. It is important to note that absent the Occupy Wall Street model, the national conversation and narrative would have remained on budget balancing and austerity. If that narrative had turned into action our economy could have seen the same decline many European countries have experienced for attempting austerity during a recession.

Ultimately I think we all agreed that each model has its place and particular strengths at the right time in the appropriate venue. Good communication between those with different approaches to attain the same goal is important. We must always be receptive to entertain different approaches and be prepared to modify those that prove to be ineffective.

Dr. Theis weekly commentary includes a very important event that his Center Of Civic Engagement at Kingwood College is sponsoring. David Cobb, executive director of Move To Amendwill be the featured speaker on Tuesday June 5th. You can find more information here. Professor Davis' commentary on the election in Wisconsin and Mexico should be listened to.

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1/8 Battalion Camp LeJeune NC

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 04:22 PM PDT

My son, Lance Corporal Von Roretz, is presently serving with the Marine Corp in Afghanistan. He is a rifleman with the 1/8 battalion out of Camp LeJeune, NC. I would like to send all our good thoughts and prayers to the members of Charlie Company. During combat operations on Saturday 2 members of C Company were killed and yet the company continues on to protect our freedom and ensure this fight never reaches our shores.These great men of the US Marine Corp deserve our thoughts and prayers. Most of the families are still awaiting some form of contact from our Marines to check on their health.Marines do NOT call home for injuries and we are only contacted if the injury is life threatening. Marines prefer to stay in the fight. Please remember that the fight continues and some are still giving their life for our freedom. Semper Fi

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Fifth USS Mississippi Commissioned

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 12:22 PM PDT

June 2, 2012 The world's most advanced fast attack nuclear submarine, USS Mississippi was officially Commissioned to the United States Navy. United States Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, a native of Mississippi, was Principle Speaker for the event. Taking place in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Mabus officially Commissioned the sub to the Navy. After setting the first watch, the crew was ordered to "Man the ship and bring her to Life!" The Virginia class sub is billed as the Navy's "next generation" of attack subs. The Mississippi's naming recognizes the state's tradition of shipbuilding and honors the spirit of the people of Mississippi who have made great strides in recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Construction on the USS Mississippi began in February 2007. The submarine is 377 feet long and 34 feet in diameter. SSN 782 is the fifth US Navy vessel to be named the USS Mississippi.

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The 2012 Stockholm Marathon Kicks Off!

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 05:32 AM PDT

The 34th ASICS Stockholm Marathon started on Saturday 1 June 2012 at 12 o'clock at Stadion. The jubilee race gathered over 15 thousand runners from all over the world. With 8,000 international runners from 83 countries the marathon is a multicultural festival.
Famous runners from Ethiopia Derje Debele Tulu & Sahle Warga; Kenyan athlete Eljiah Kemboi took part in Men's category while in Deribe Godana, Teame Shumeye and Tigist Kifle from Ethiopia are taking part in this annual event. Regardless of the windy, rainy and cold weather, 15, 986 runners started the race and 14,686 of them crossed the finish line after running the 42Km marathon. In Women's category, Derebe Godana of Ethiopia won and clocked 2.40.19, Veronika Lopatina from Russia came second with 2.44.58 and  Belaynesh Jida finished third with 2.45.53 hrs. In Men's category Methkal Abu Drais from Jordan came first with 2.19.16 time and followed by Ethiopians Dereje Debele Tulu and Sahle Warga Betona who came third and fourth and clocked 2.19.45 &  2.20.07 respectively.

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A Hong Kong Jubilee

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 02:37 AM PDT

A jolly gathering of twenty HK expats (six of whom are British!) and an afternoon filled with Pimms and Gin, Coronation Chicken salad, a large pan of Toad In The Hole (with Cumberland sausages, of course), good ol' English Cheddar, Stilton, and Triffle!

Here is to an eventful and wonderful 60 years...long live the Queen!

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street art-seattle

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 12:47 PM PDT

one of many works of art in the city.

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Coping with the Crisis

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:19 PM PDT

As Greece prepares for the next national elections on June 17, Greek citizens are trying to cope with the effects of the austerity measures that the nation's creditors have imposed on the government. There are daily reports of suicides, increased unemployment rate and unabated rise in the prices of basic commodities. Many Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) have also been affected. Many OFWs are now jobless and some have settled for less pay because their Greek employers can no longer afford to pay their salaries.

Ms. Eleni Laios, a Greek citizen who works at the Philippine Embassy in Athens as an interpreter/ translator agreed to share her thoughts on the subject . Ms. Laios has a Masters Degree inf Translation (English, French, Spanish) .She has been with the embassy for 21 years.She has two kids in high school.

Ms. Laios says that in the coming elections much will depend on the wisdom of the voters to make the wise decision of whether to leave the Eurozone or stay and try to renegotiate the bailout memorandum which will give Greece a chance to achive growth in the medium term.

According to her, there are speculations that the coming elections will be chaotic. "But I firmly believe that there will be a coalition government which will be formed with the consent and cooperation of the New Democracy, PASOK and the democratic left", she said.

"I hope that wisdom will prevail in the coming elections and the international community will appreciate the sacrifices the Greeks have done so far" she added.

Included in this report are some excerpts of her statement.

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