Bringing The Big Cats Home to Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary with FOUR PAWS.

If you’ve ever boycotted a circus, a zoo or a fur farm in the name of animal rights, you’ll understand the heartbreak involved in the rescue of captive animals. South African Lionsrock Cat Sanctuary has a powerful international voice and is bringing the big cats home. My Lionsrock article is in this month’s FlyMango JUICE in-flight magazine. It can also be read online pages 49-53, or below. I watch as the golden-maned lion, Motan, steps forward tentatively, gently placing one foot in front of the other, struggling with the unfamiliar sensation of the…

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Sen. Kamala Harris Only Candidate Who Dropped In The Polls After Detroit Debate

During the first Democratic debate, Sen. Kamala Harris went viral for holding Joe Biden accountable for comments about segregationists and his policy on bussing. Now, the tables have turned and Harris took a blow in the polls.  See Also: This Colin Kaepernick Retweet Says Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Players’ Anthem Grievance According to the Morning Consult poll, Harris went from 13 to 10 percentage points, the only top eight candidates to drop. Sanders, Booker, Buttigeg, Booker, O’Rourke and Yang all remained the same. Warren went from…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd August 2019

Doctor harps on exclusive breastfeeding to reduce infant mortality. FG spent N9.8bn to eradicate polio in the last three years. 20m Nigerians on hepatitis’ death list, says Anambra Health Commissioner. Basic Health Care: Nigerian govt releases N12.7 billion to three health agencies. Nigeria needs N19.46bn to prevent 70,327 cancer deaths yearly. UNICEF to support Adamawa on SDG goals. Kwara Govt steps up response to polio outbreak in 7 LGAs. EPiSON2019: Experts discuss advancing Nigeria’s primary healthcare services using epidemiology research. Experts want new health minister to fix infrastructure, improve healthcare…

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Nine importance of exclusive breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding is when a child, starting from an hour after birth to six months, receives only breast milk without additional food, drink or water. While it may sound like hard work, it is important to know that exclusive breastfeeding is the most recommended form of breastfeeding as it has benefits for both child and mother. Below are a few: · It reduces the risk of the development of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type2 diabetes and heart diseases in mothers which could avert about 20 000 maternal deaths caused by…

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Kenya: Startups BRCK and Swvl Partner On Free Wi-Fi for Kenyan Ride-Hail Buses

The BRCK modem (file photo). Nairobi-based internet hardware and service startup BRCK and Egyptian ride-hail venture Swvl are partnering to bring Wi-Fi and online entertainment to on-demand bus service in Kenya. BRCK will install its routers on Swvl vehicles in Kenya and run its Moja service, which offers free public Wi-Fi — internet, music and entertainment — subsidized by commercial partners. source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201908020620.html

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ANC W. Cape to go back to the drawing board as NEC disbands provincial leadership

The ANC has disbanded its Western Cape leadership following ongoing clashes between senior officials in the province. The organisation has been weakened in recent years and has lost significant support among voters in the Cape and is the only province not governed by the ANC. The party has not governed the Cape Town metro since 2006 and has been the official opposition in the province since 2009. The ANC has also not had a permanent provincial chairperson in the Western Cape since 2016, when Marius Fransman was suspended on sexual misconduct…

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Kenya: Alarm As 60% of Doctors Skip Duty

Embu Level Five Hospital. Embu is one of the counties with the highest rate of doctor absenteeism. More than 50 per cent of doctors, nurses and clinical officers skip duty on any given day, a Kenya Health Service Delivery Indicator Report shows. In the report conducted in 3,095 facilities across the country, doctors recorded the highest rates of absenteeism at 60.7 per cent. About 49.5 per cent of nurses and clinical officers also regularly skip duty. National Council for Population and Development Director-General Josephine Kibaru said their absence was authorised…

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Zimbabwe: U.S. Imposes Travel Ban on Former Army Chief ‘Linked’ to August Killings

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Tanzania Anselem Sanyatwe. The Secretary of State is publicly designating Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe, former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army’s Presidential Guard Brigade and current Ambassador Designate of Zimbabwe to Tanzania, under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), due to his involvement in gross violations of human rights.  Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or a…

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The Anatomy Of A Diss Track; A Case Study Of ‘Beef’ Music

Diss tracks have always been a critical part of hiphop culture; or at least they used to be. The lines are blurred nowadays though. With newer 21st century protocols in place, the dynamics of hiphop is slowly changing. Rappers are becoming more sensitive to factors like alternative lifestyle choices and being politically correct, because their acceptance and eventual acquisition by multi-million dollar brands usually depends on it. To the uninitiated, (or anyone born after the year 2000) a diss track is a well-planned act of retribution, packaged in a song. …

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