Children of Tomorrow

first_imgA welfare center located on Disco Hill, Margibi County has been doing its very best to house over 75 Ebola orphans ranging from four to 18 years of age in the past couple of months.Quite recently our paper was able to grace its quarters to see some of the children who are housed at the orphanage which has the capacity of accommodating up to 100 children.-Our mission is to destroy the works of the Devil. We endeavor to redeem those he has attacked and is determined to destroy- Bro. Wilmot B. Yalartai.Touring through two large housing quarters, one being where the children live and another mainly for educational and church purposes, the center is well constructed.“The center’s construction began on November 18, 2010 and was completed in October 2013. It is a collaborative project by Creflo Dollar Ministries and the Abundant life Chapel. The entire facility was named after Pastor Taffi Dollar, the wife of Dr. Creflo Dollar for their dream, sacrifice and wonderful gift that will transform the lives of these children,” added Wilhelmina Yalartai, a caretaker at the facility.According to Wilhelmina, the center only focuses on children who were orphaned by Ebola and so far there are up to 10 survivors as well living there.“We intend to keep these children until they graduate from college mainly because they don’t have anyone to hand them over to. We are all they have and will do our best to protect these children,” she added.Children of all sizes, bearing their own tale of how Ebola riddled their lives, spend their days at TDCWC under monitoring, protection and care.According to care workers at the facility, the center endeavors to provide encouragement for orphans, the poor, less fortunate and abandoned children. The center’s prime focus is religion and preparing the children for their future through its enabling environment.“Our facility expresses the love of God for them in their various situations,” the facility workers shared.While watching three teenagers who appeared to be very close, our paper was told that the children lost 16 of their relatives and are the only members remaining.Nehemiah Dumbai,15, Bendu Dumbai,13 and their brother Amos Dumbai 12 each shared a similar story of how they ended up at the center.“We lost everyone and have been here together since November. Though we don’t have anyone, the center takes care of us and we are happy to be here considering what has happened in our lives,” stated Nehemiah.Bendu who says she survived Ebola after contracting it along with 16 of her relatives who all passed away feels happy about being alive.“I love my brothers and I’m happy to be here with them together as a family,” she smiled.Meanwhile, the center is in need of many things including food, computers, books, toys and above all security, an important need for the facility.“Right now we have not fenced the place and anyone can come into our quarters at any time. We also have a computer room but no computers are available as of yet and we need them urgently to teach the children,” added Wilhelmina.Also, each child that is housed at the center needs sponsorship, according to the staff.  Sponsorship per child is $60.00 United States dollars.“We have two dormitories for the children, kitchen and dining room, chapel, laundry room, running water, school, medical facility, three meals a day, DSTV/cable and space that we would like to use to construct a playground for them. Sponsorship will enable us to continue taking care of these children without any flaws or lack of anything. So far we have been given food twice by WFP, but they have not promised to support us so we are depending on the media to get the news out that we are here with these children who need us,” added WilhelminaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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10 man Cubs lose AFCON opener to Angola

first_imgCubs’ Rogers Mugisha (15) in action against Angola on Sunday. (FUFA Photos)2019 AFCON U17Angola 1-0 UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es SalaamSunday, 14-04-2019DAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda Cubs were treated to a disappointing welcome at the 2019 AFCON U17 finals in Tanzania.In their opening game, Fabin Kwesi’s side lost 1-0 to Angola in their first Group A game played on Sunday, April 14th.Osvaldo Pedro scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes to halftime, one that the Cubs never recovered from.Najib Yiga, Ibrahim Juma, Andrew Kawooya, Abdul Wahid Iddi and second half substitute Ibra Mugulusi all had attempts to draw Uganda level but could not find the back of the net on a chilly evening in the Dar es Salaam.The Cubs tried to force an equalizer but it wasn’t to be.Uganda Cubs goalkeeper Jack Komakech was alert to limit the damage coming from the opposition as he made several stops throughout the game.The Cubs’ best chance to draw level came 10 minutes from time when Mugulusi’s left-footed shoot rattled the upright and allowed Angola to clear their line in time before Yiga pounced on the rebound.Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Davis Ssekajja who all started the game were withdrawn in the second half, giving way for Thomas Kakaire, Isma Mugulusi and Mukisa Opalla respectively.Uganda’s left back Ibrahim Juma was sent off in the 87th minute and will miss the next match group game against hosts-Tanzania on Wednesday.In the other game played on Sunday, Tanzania lost to Nigeria 4-5.Nigeria now top Group A with three points, followed by Angola who also have three (points).Uganda Cubs XI:Jack Komakech (G.K), Samson Kasozi, Ibrahim Juma, Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Davis Ssekajja, Andrew Kawooya, Idd Abdulwahid, Ivan Asaba, Yiga Najib, Rogers Mugisha, Justine Opiro.The Cubs team that started against Angola.Subs:Patrick Mubiru, Kevin Ssekimbegga, Innocent Opira, Isma Mugulusi, Thomas Kakaire, Mukisa Opaala, Polycarp Mwaka, John Alou, James JariekoMonday’s AFCON U17 fixtures:Group B.-Guinea vs Cameroon @3pm-Morocco vs Senegal @6pmComments Tags: 2019 U17 AFCONAbdul Wahid IddiAndrew KawooyaFabin KwesiIbrahim JumaJack KomakechNajib Yigalast_img read more

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Enabling The Mobile-First Enterprise

first_imgGuest author Jesus Rodriguez is the CEO and co-founder of KidoZen.It has taken more than five years, but the first phase of integrating mobile into enterprises is almost over. Enterprise mobility is evolving. The first generation of enterprise mobile solutions focused on the management of mobile devices (MDM), enabling traditional email applications and the occasional custom mobile app. It is time to take the next step. A new generation of mobile technologies is helping enterprises to reimagine entire business processes from a mobile-centric standpoint. This movement is starting to be known in the industry as “the mobile-first enterprise.” This is an attractive concept for most organizations. But, building the mobile-first enterprise is far from an easy endeavor. Based on our experience, this type of transformational movement is a long-term process that requires various foundational components from both the technological and organizational standpoint.What are the elements that can help to enable the mobile-first enterprise? Some of the ideas listed below might help.BYOD Is An Enabler, Not The End GoalThe “bring your own device” movement has become a catalyst to the evolution of enterprise mobility solutions. Empowering employees to use their own tablets and smartphones for work-related activities has become a core characteristic of the modern enterprise.  Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology However, most organizations are still building the required security, management and compliance infrastructure to enable a BYOD environment. To evolve, organizations must realize that BYOD by itself is just a starting point to build the mobile-first enterprise. Not the end result. Enabling mobile-first enterprise applications and business processes that access corporate data from personal devices in a secure and efficient manner is the true end goal of the mobile-first enterprise. Beyond MDMMobile Device Management (MDM) has been at the center of the first generation of enterprise mobile. The ability to manage and secure smartphones/tablets has been seen as a key element of any enterprise mobile infrastructure. Consequently, in recent years, the market is experiencing an explosion on the number of MDM technologies claiming to be the silver bullet to enable an enterprise mobile infrastructure.Managing connected devices is not enough to implement mobile-first enterprise applications. Expanding beyond MDM and focusing on managing the enterprise mobile applications and the corresponding business data in your infrastructure are, arguably, more relevant capabilities to enable the mobile-first enterprise. Contextualizing and Mobilizing Business DataOne of the holy grails of enterprise mobile infrastructure is to enable mobile applications to leverage data hosted in corporate business systems. It may be conceptually trivial, but the process of mobilizing business data can be extremely challenging.In order to enable a mobile-first enterprise experience, organizations need to build the infrastructure to contextualize business data so that it can be effectively consumed on enterprise mobile applications. While technologically challenging, building the infrastructure to effectively mobilize data from corporate systems can drastically simplify the experience of incrementally building enterprise mobile applications. Mobilizing Existing Business ProcessesSome of the most successful organizations are the ones that have been able to redefine existing business processes using a mobile-first approach. In this model, traditional business capabilities – enabled via a desktop experience – will be simplified and redesigned for smartphones or tablets in order to provide an optimal productivity experience. Creating Mobile-First Business ProcessesIn addition, enterprises are starting to create new business processes to enable new business capabilities using a mobile-first paradigm. Mobile point-of-sale (POS) or mobile customer relationship management (CRM) systems are some of the best examples of mobile-first business processes being enabled in today’s enterprises. This type of mobile-centric business capabilities is a key element in the DNA of the mobile-first enterprise and helps organizations achieve greater differentiation and agility in the current mobile economy. Leverage Mobile-First Business AppsThe previous sections have highlighted the importance of building the infrastructure to implement new enterprise mobile apps as an essential element to enable the mobile-first enterprise. Equally important, is for organizations to invest in the infrastructure required to adopt domain-specific mobile business apps available in the marketplace. As the adoption of mobile technologies increases in the enterprise, we are starting to witness a new generation of mobile-first business apps that are redefining both horizontal and vertical business capabilities. Enabling the infrastructure to adopt those new mobile business apps in an efficient, secure approach tailored to your enterprise can improve the journey to the mobile-first enterprise.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. jesus rodriguez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#BYOD#Consumerization of the Enterprise#smartphones last_img read more

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Type 1 and Type 2 Business Problems

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now I had to deal with a few tough business situations over the last few weeks and months. This comes with the territory when you are in business. It’s also an upper limit on your success in business, your willingness and ability to deal with bigger challenges increasing the upper limit on your success, and an unwillingness or inability providing a sort of cap.My strategy is, was, and always will be to deal with the biggest, foulest, and most difficult challenge before I do anything else. There are a couple of reasons I find this valuable. First, it feels like offense. It feels like you are taking initiative and capturing the momentum. Second, it provides a sense of control. Even if you can’t control the outcome, you are controlling what you do and when you do it. You are off your back foot and onto your front foot.Having taken action and having done something prevents you from having to carry the issue around with you for the rest of the day, and it allows you to shift your focus to opportunities instead of problems or challenges.There is more to this than what I have written here. As a businessperson, you have two kinds of challenges.The first set of challenges are issues that are going to be resolved over the short term. They are problems that need your attention, but at some point, they will cease to be, either being resolved in your favor or resolved in a way that isn’t great for you but also isn’t an existential threat. These problems get your attention because they are stressful and come with a bit of conflict. We’ll call these Type 1 problems and challenges.The second set of challenges you face are different. They are not short-term problems, but larger, systematic problems. These problems and challenges aren’t going to be resolved very quickly, and the conflict around these challenges tend to be internal, things like your strategy for acquiring clients, a shift in the competitive landscape, the impact of changes in the economy, increased client expectations, and the creation of profitable growth. Let’s call these Type 2 problems and challenges. They are more important over the long run than your Type 1 problems, but they lack the sense of urgency.The reason to take action on your Type 1 problems before you do anything else, is because once you have done what you can do in that day, you can shift your focus to the Type 2 problems, knowing that the Type 1 problem will eventually be resolved. The more difficult, more persistent, and more challenging Type 2 problem is what deserves your real focus.You have an angry client. You need to do something about that, even though it isn’t going to be pleasant. Dispatch that Type 1 problem by making that call first. Then move on to the Type 2 problem of acquiring enough opportunities to build a pipeline that ensures your success.last_img read more

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New industrial policy offers ₹17,500 cr. for new businesses

first_imgMaharashtra’s new industrial policy offers ₹17,500 crore for new businesses as packaged fiscal incentives in a year the State goes to polls at the Central and Assembly levels. According to official estimates, the notional value of the basket of incentives for the micro, small and medium enterprises, and large scale industries is now estimated at ₹3,500 crore annually. The State government has clarified this amount is not a direct burden on the State exchequer. Instead, it is a reduction in taxes the industries would have otherwise paid as indirect taxes over the next five years, thereby ensuring nothing is paid out of the State kitty, officials said. “Elections or no elections, Maharashtra has always offered the highest incentives to industries. We have the capacity and capability to do that. It is not that an additional burden of ₹3,500 crore annual is provisioned for in the budget for this purpose,” said Harshadeep Kamble, secretary (small and medium industries), and development commissioner (Industries).The Industrial Policy 2019 offers a basket of incentives, whose aggregate amount does not exceed the specified ceiling for eligible units. These include an Investment Promotion Subsidy on Gross State Goods and Services Tax paid by the units on the first sale of eligible products, billed and delivered to the same entity within Maharashtra. Eligible units are also entitled to 100% stamp duty exemption for acquiring land and term loans. Small micro units are also being offered stand-alone incentives to promote quality competitiveness, research and development and technology upgrading. Meanwhile, the Opposition said the government could offer a monetary bonanza before the polls but it does not seem to have any incentives on offer for the farmers and underprivileged. “The policy has been released just before the code of conduct comes into effect, offering sops to the industrialists close to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While this BJP government has no money for the farmers, it has a ₹17,500 crore bonanza for the businesses,” Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said.Unveiled by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday, the policy comes into effect from April 1. It aims to attract investments of over ₹10 lakh crore and creating around 40 lakh jobs by 2023-24.last_img read more

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