Missing American scientist found dead in Crete

The Island of Crete An American scientist, who disappeared a week ago on the island of Crete was found dead on Tuesday, her employers said. Suzanne Eaton, 60, a molecular biologist at the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany, was attending a conference in the town of Chania when she was reported missing on July 2. Greek authorities said a body was discovered on a rough and rocky site inside a World War Two bunker, about 8-10 km (5-6 miles) from where she was last seen. “It is with…

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The 41st Bali Arts Festival: Celebrate Bali’s cultural highlight

This year, Indonesia’s longest-running festival will once again turn the spotlight on this famous tourist paradise to unite art lovers from across Bali, and beyond. By Sandra Sparrowhawk The Bali Arts Festival, or Pesta Kesenian Bali, which takes place at the magnificent Taman Wedhi Budaya arts centre in the eastern part of Denpasar, showcases the island’s wealth of traditional performing arts and cultural highlights from neighboring islands. The festival, originally conceived in the late 1970s, features daily exhibitions showcasing traditional and contemporary facets of Balinese culture, art competitions, cultural performances,…

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EU rates Anambra 1st on improved healthcare services in Nigeria

By Sunny A. David, Awka Anambra State has been rated first on an improved healthcare services in Nigeria. The state received the ranking when a delegation of the European Union, EU, led by the Head of Health, Nutrition and Resilience Section, Montserrat Pantaleoni, paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, at the Government House Awka. Montserrat Pantaleoni said that the EU assistant to Nigeria is necessary as over three thousand persons die each year as a result of unavailability of vaccines for preventable ailments, expressing satisfaction…

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Ndi Anambra urged to join cooperative societies to increase productivity

By Sunny A. David, Awka Ndi Anambra have been urged to support the State Government efforts towards boosting economic productivity by engaging in cooperative society activities. The Anambra State Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko, made the call at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka during the activities organized by the Ministry of Trade and Commerce to commemorate the International Cooperatives Day. Dr. Madubuko, said that if Ndi Anambra could venture into farming and other productions in a Cooperative manner, the State would in a very short time become…

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Anambra NUJ initiates move to tackle menace of increasing number of fake journalists

By Sunny A. David, Awka Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Anambra State Council has decried the image problem created by an alarming number of fake Journalists, who operate under various guises in the state and charged its Press Conference/Roundtable and the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the Council to collaborate with relevant security agencies to address the menace in order to restore the integrity of the profession. In a six-point communiqué issued at the end of the July congress of the NUJ, Anambra State Council jointly signed by its Chairman,…

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Addressing open defecation through collaboration

By Carl Umegboro Ideally, open defection ought not to be an issue in Nigeria in 21st century. Sadly, contrary to expectation, it is. Logically, it points to bad leadership, abysmal failure of governments for ages. Seriously, the act is a repulsively primordial practice that cuts across all strata of society; gender, status and careers despite its negative consequences, albeit predominant among the underprivileged class. Without a doubt, it sounds comical but a reality. Yes, open defecation transcends homeless, primitive and uneducated people. People of diverse vocations also do fall victims…

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Ross Perot, billionaire and ex-presidential candidate, dies at 89

Texas billionaire and political outsider Ross Perot said he had lived the American Dream Texan billionaire Ross Perot, who in the 1990s twice ran for US president against candidates from the two main parties, has died at the age of 89. Described as idiosyncratic and feisty, he pioneered the computer data industry by founding his own company in 1962. But he was best known for running in the 1992 campaign, advocating balanced budgets and calling for an end to the outsourcing of jobs abroad. Perot took almost a fifth of…

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Anambra-Irish Association trains 93 youths on ICT in Anambra

By Sunny A. David, Awka In response to Governor Willie Obiano’s think home philosophy, the Anambra-Irish Professionals Association, Ireland, has trained 93 Anambra youths on Information Communication Technology (ICT). The programme which held in Awka is an annual event of the body in the state. The youths who were drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state acquired basic knowledge in computer packages. Addressing the youths, the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Afam Mbanefo who welcomed the initiative, revealed that the Obiano-led administration is working…

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Tanzania fire coach Amunike after Cup of Nations exit

Coach Amunike fired by Tanzania Tanzania have fired their national team coach Emmanuel Amunike after they failed to win a game at the Africa Cup of Nations, and exited at the group stage. Amunike took over last August and helped them qualify for the finals for the first time in 39 years. “Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the coach of the national team, the Tarifa Stars, Emmanuel Amunike, have jointly agreed to terminate our contract,” the TFF said in a statement on their website. “Interim coaches will be announced later…

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Olympian Mary Onyali, ex Super Falcons star Maureen Madu, others participate in Anambra Walk For Life

Participants at the start of the walk By Sunny A. David, Onitsha The 9th edition of the monthly “Walk for Life”, physical fitness exercise held for the second time in Onitsha attracted more participants including the Anambra Sports Ambassador and Olympic medalist Mary Onyali Omagbemi and other dignitaries. The monthly walk, organized by Anambra State Government, which holds every first Saturday of the month, entered it’s ninth edition with guest appearance of sports personalities including Olympic and Commonwealth games medalist Mary Onyali Omagbemi and Super Falcons Assistant Coach Maureen Madu. Speaking at…

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