Showing posts from May, 2012

BANANA -A very interesting FACTS

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!... This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. DEPRESSION: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood

Successful anti-desertification measures N. China anti-desertification efforts successful HOHHOT – Efforts to prevent sand and dust storms in Beijing and its neighbor Tianjin have been more successful since the implementation of anti-desertification programs over a decade ago, according to the attendees of an ongoing three-day workshop concerning desertification and land degradation being held in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. About 178,000 people have been relocated from grasslands and forests near Beijing and Tianjin as part of regional authorities’ anti-desertification efforts, and more than 100 million mu (6.7 million hectares) of forest has been planted in the region over the last 12 years, according to information released at the workshop. The central government began working to control sources of sand and dust in June 2000 to prevent continuous sandstorms and dusty weather in north

ICT training Opens Windows of Opportunity for Rural Women

It’s the century of the tablets and androids .  But nearly   50 percent of the world population live in rural areas, and they have very limited access to what the other half considers a basic necessity to work, learn or manage social relations: the computer. The digital divide faced by developing countries is closely linked to poverty, illiteracy and language barriers. The gap widens even further when we measure women’s access to these technologies of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The UN General Assembly Resolution 58/146 of 2004 recognized the need to bring ICTs to rural women as ICTs is a quick way to bring women into leadership positions in their communities and help reduce inequality. In rural areas of Ecuador, ICTs are a scarce commodity with the power to change lives, such as for  Angelita Villa Salazar in eastern Ecuador. “At first I thought it would damage the computer by touch. Today I am in college and send out my homework every day by e-mail,”

$ 1 million African News Innovation Challenge

Supporting innovation in the African news industry We’re eager to see journalism flourish in the digital age, in all forms and on all continents.  Today, with half a dozen other generous sponsors, we’re taking a big step forward with a new $1 million African News Innovation Challenge . This initiative is the latest in a series of projects to spur innovation in African journalism. Since 2010 we’ve been working with newsrooms across the continent to show journalists how the Internet can help them be better reporters—whether it’s doing advanced search and analysis for investigative stories or incorporating great data-based visuals and citizen voices into their reporting. In Ghana we’re helping journalists produce evidence-based reporting on the country’s new oil wealth, while in Senegal we gave journalists training on election reporting . In Kenya we helped pioneer Africa’s first data journalism boot camp, in which participants produced eight separate data-driven stories or news

Know Former Labour Laws:Kenya.

The Industrial Court   Unlike the ordinary courts, the Industrial Court of Kenya is not mentioned in the Constitution, but was established in 1964 under the Trade Dispute Act (Cap. 234). The Industrial Court has found its current shape in 1971, when the Trade Dispute Act was amended in the light of the experience gained from 6 years of practical application. The purpose of the Court is the settlement of trade disputes. Vide the provisions of section 14, Trade Dispute Act (Cap. 234), the President of the Republic may establish the court, and determine the number of judges (not less than two). Eight members are appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (CETU) and the Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE). Whenever it appears to be expedient, each judge appoints two assessors, one to represent employees, from a panel of assessors appointed by the Minister, to assist in the determination of any trade dispute before the Court. The jur