Friday, January 28, 2011
The country's surgeon general told reporters that the anti-apartheid hero had suffered an acute respiratory infection but was now sufficiently well to be treated at home, ending considerable concern about his health.
"He has been discharged," said Vejaynand Ramlakan, who leads the team of military doctors assigned to care for the former resistance leader who left prison in 1990 and became the country's first black president four years later.
"Dr Mandela is in high spirits. For a 92-year-old he surprises us on a daily basis with his powers of recovery."
Mandela's condition was stable but he will be subject to intense monitoring by medical specialists at home, Ramlakan said.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS!!
The president unveiled an agenda of carefully balanced political goals: a burst of spending on education, research, technology and transportation to make the nation more competitive, alongside pledges, in the strongest terms of his presidency, to cut the deficit and smack down spending deemed wasteful to America. Yet he never explained how he'd pull that off or what specifically would be cut.
Obama spoke to a television audience in the millions and a Congress sobered by the assassination attempt against one if its own members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Her seat sat empty, and many lawmakers of competing parties sat together in a show of support and civility. Yet differences were still evident, as when Democrats stood to applaud his comments on health care and tax cuts while Republicans next to them sat mute.
In his best chance of the year to connect with the country, Obama devoted most of his hour-long prime-time address to the economy, the issue that dominates concern in a nation still reeling from a monster recession — and the one that will shape his own political fortunes in the 2012 election.
Eager to show some budget toughness, Obama pledged to veto any bill with earmarks, the term used for lawmakers' pet projects. House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans applauded. But Obama's promise drew a rebuke from his own party even before he spoke, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the president had enough power and that plans to ban earmarks were "a lot of pretty talk."
Obama's proposals Tuesday night ranged across the scope of government: cutting the corporate tax, providing wireless services for almost the whole nation, consolidating government agencies and freezing most discretionary federal spending for the next five years. In the overarching theme of his speech, the president told the lawmakers: "The future is ours to win."
In essence, Obama reset his agenda as he heads toward a re-election bid with less clout and limited time before the campaign consumes more attention.
Yet Republicans have dismissed his "investment" proposals as merely new spending. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, giving the GOP's response, said the nation was at "a tipping point" leading to a dire future if federal deficits aren't trimmed.
The Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the president had gotten the message from the November midterm elections and "changed the tone and the rhetoric from the first two years."
Obama entered the House chamber to prolonged applause, and to the unusual sight of Republicans and Democrats seated next to one another rather than on different sides of the center aisle. And he began with a political grace note, taking a moment to congratulate Boehner, the new Republican speaker of the House.
Calling for a new day of cooperation, Obama said: "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight but whether we can work together tomorrow."
On a night typically known for its political theater, the lawmakers sometimes seemed subdued, as if still in the shadow of the Arizona shootings.
Many in both parties wore black-and-white lapel ribbons, signifying the deaths in Tucson and the hopes of the survivors. Giffords' husband was watching the speech from her bedside, as he held her hand. At times, Obama delivered lighter comments, seeming to surprise his audience with the way he lampooned what he suggested was the government's illogical regulation of salmon.
Halfway through his term, Obama stepped into this moment on the upswing, with a series of recent legislative wins in his pocket and praise from all corners for the way he responded to the shooting rampage in Arizona. But he confronts the political reality is that he must to lead a divided government for the first time, with more than half of all Americans disapproving of the way he is handling the economy.
Over his shoulder a reminder of the shift in power on Capitol Hill: Boehner, in the seat that had been held by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Obama conceded that everything he asked for would prompt more partisan disputes. "It will take time," he said. "And it will be harder because we will argue about everything. The cost. The details. The letter of every law."
Obama used the stories of some of the guests sitting with his wife, Michelle, to illustrate his points, including a small business owner who, in the tradition of American ingenuity, designed a drilling technology that helped rescue the Chilean miners.
Flanking Mrs. Obama in the gallery: Brianna Mast, the wife of a soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan, and Roxanna Green, mother of the nine-year girl killed in the Tucson shooting.
The president cast the challenges facing the United States as bigger than either party. He said the nation was facing a new "Sputnik" moment, and he urged efforts to create a wave of innovation to create jobs and a vibrant economic future, just as the nation vigorously responded to the Soviets beating the U.S. into space a half century ago.
There was less of the see-saw applause typical of State of the Union speeches in years past, where Democrats stood to applaud certain lines and Republicans embraced others. Members of the two parties found plenty of lines worthy of bipartisan applause.
In a speech with little focus on national security, Obama appeared to close the door on keeping any significant U.S. military presence in Iraq beyond the end of the year. "This year, our civilians will forge a lasting partnership with the Iraqi people while we finish the job of bringing our troops out of Iraq," the president said.
The president reiterated his call for a comprehensive immigration bill, although there appears little appetite for it Congress. Another big Obama priority that stalled and died in the last Congress, a broad effort to address global climate change, did not get a mention in the State of the Union. Nor did gun control or the struggling effort to secure peace in the Middle East.
Obama worked in a bipartisan shout-out to Vice President Joe Biden and Boehner as two achievers emblematic of the American dream, the former a working-class guy from Scranton, Pa., the latter once a kid who swept floors in his father's Cincinnati bar. Biden and Boehner shook hands over that, and Boehner, clearly moved, flashed a thumbs-up.
After dispensing with all the policy, the president ended in a sweeping fashion.
"We do big things," the president said. "The idea of America endures."
Katika basketball kuna mashabiki na wapenzi wa timu mbali mbali, lakini Spike Lee ametokea kuwa ni "Shabiki na Mpenzi" wa timu ya New York Knicks kuliko mtu mwingine ye yote ninayemfahamu. Huyu jamaa kila Knicks wakicheza uwepo uwanjani tena kwenye viti vya mbele akishangilia na kuipa nguvu timu yake, akiwa amevalia kama alivyo hapo juu. Hata wasafiripo kwenda kucheza nje ya Madison Square Garden, jamaa nae yumo!! Huu kweli ndio unaitwa "Upenzi".
Unaweza ukamwita "Kuli" au vyevyote vile, lakini ni mtu anayejipatia riziki yake ya kila siku kwa jasho lake na tena kwa kumenyeka haswa! Swali kubwa ni kwamba je! ni nini kinamlinda huyu ndugu na kazi yake na hasa pale mgogongo unapokuwa hauwezi tena kumpatia hicho anachokipata kwa sasa hivi? na je! anapopata ajali akiwa kwenye hiki kibarua inakuwaje? Hii ndio laana moja ya umasikini - "HAKI"
Friday, January 21, 2011
Familia ya J.s.Makunja na Bi.Moza Mpili,
Inawatarifu ndugu,Jamaa na marafiki wote kuwa
Shughuli ya hitma na arobaini ya Marehem Hassan Jumanne Makunja,
Itafanyika tarehe 29.01.2011 kuhamkia 30.01.2011 huko mjini utete/Rufiji
kwa mama wa marehem.
Marehem Hassan Jumanne Makunja
Amezaliwa 4-03-1964 amefariki 19-Dec-2010
taarifa zaidi wasiliana namba hii 0787532929 au 0718893419, Bi.Ummy Makunja
0784617961 Bi.Zaituni Hamisi
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
TEMBEA UJIONEE JINSI GANI JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA INAVYOFANANA!!
Haya ndiyo yalivyo maisha ya Watanzania wenzetu huko vijijini... fofali, bati wala mbao wao hazitowafikia na wataendelea kukaa kwenye maisha haya pengine hata kwa miaka mingine 50. Umeme na maji safi kwao ni kama ndoto za mwendawazimu, na haya ndiyo matunda ya uhuru wetu!!
Serikali yetu ni lazima iwe na mpango mzuri wa kuwekeza rasilimali za kutosha ili kuweza kuinua maisha ya Watanzania kama hawa, la sivyo ni wazi kabisa tutashuhudia Taifa letu kudidimia na kuwa duni kabisa.