Hilary Clinton is not well

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Secretary of State and wouldn’t be New York City mayor Hillary Clinton is back in the hospital, after doctors discovered a blood clot related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, so that her treatment team could monitor how she handles the anti-coagulant medication that’s been prescribed to deal with the clot.

Secretary of State and wouldn’t be New York City mayor Hillary Clinton is back in the hospital, after doctors discovered a blood clot related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, so that her treatment team could monitor how she handles the anti-coagulant medication that’s been prescribed to deal with the clot.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton: China ‘Trying to Stop History, Which Is a Fool’s Errand’

Doctors discovered the blood clot in a follow-up exam for the concussion she suffered just over two weeks ago. Conservatives said that Hillary was faking the injury and her subsequent absence so that she wouldn’t have to testify about the Benghazi attack, but maybe they’ll be a little more understanding now that the former First Lady is back in the hospital, where doctors are taking care of the clots as well as “including other issues associated with her concussion,” to quote Clinton’s spokesperson Philippe Reines.

RELATED: Dorothy Rodham, Mother of Hillary Clinton, Has Died

Clinton had been all set to return to work after having been gone since mid-December, when she bumped her head. The concussion came after Clinton had been sick for a number of days with the flu, an ailment that prevented her from formally recognizing the Syrian Opposition Council. That led to dehydration which led to her fainting which somehow caused a concussion which has now led to a blood clot. So we’ll go ahead and say it: Hillary Clinton is not in good health. Thankfully, she’ll soon have time to recover properly — and privately.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton: China ‘Trying to Stop History, Which Is a Fool’s Errand’

Doctors discovered the blood clot in a follow-up exam for the concussion she suffered just over two weeks ago. Conservatives said that Hillary was faking the injury and her subsequent absence so that she wouldn’t have to testify about the Benghazi attack, but maybe they’ll be a little more understanding now that the former First Lady is back in the hospital, where doctors are taking care of the clots as well as “including other issues associated with her concussion,” to quote Clinton’s spokesperson Philippe Reines.

RELATED: Dorothy Rodham, Mother of Hillary Clinton, Has Died

Clinton had been all set to return to work after having been gone since mid-December, when she bumped her head. The concussion came after Clinton had been sick for a number of days with the flu, an ailment that prevented her from formally recognizing the Syrian Opposition Council. That led to dehydration which led to her fainting which somehow caused a concussion which has now led to a blood clot. So we’ll go ahead and say it: Hillary Clinton is not in good health. Thankfully, she’ll soon have time to recover properly — and privately.

Secretary of State and wouldn’t be New York City mayor Hillary Clinton is back in the hospital, after doctors discovered a blood clot related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, so that her treatment team could monitor how she handles the anti-coagulant medication that’s been prescribed to deal with the clot.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton: China ‘Trying to Stop History, Which Is a Fool’s Errand’

Doctors discovered the blood clot in a follow-up exam for the concussion she suffered just over two weeks ago. Conservatives said that Hillary was faking the injury and her subsequent absence so that she wouldn’t have to testify about the Benghazi attack, but maybe they’ll be a little more understanding now that the former First Lady is back in the hospital, where doctors are taking care of the clots as well as “including other issues associated with her concussion,” to quote Clinton’s spokesperson Philippe Reines.

RELATED: Dorothy Rodham, Mother of Hillary Clinton, Has Died

Clinton had been all set to return to work after having been gone since mid-December, when she bumped her head. The concussion came after Clinton had been sick for a number of days with the flu, an ailment that prevented her from formally recognizing the Syrian Opposition Council. That led to dehydration which led to her fainting which somehow caused a concussion which has now led to a blood clot. So we’ll go ahead and say it: Hillary Clinton is not in good health. Thankfully, she’ll soon have time to recover properly — and privately.

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Horror in Douala: Eric Djomo kills lover and was later burnt to death 10/12/2012

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10.12.2012

Sous-Manguier Bilongue in Douala is the area where the hideous crime took place this Saturday 7th December 2012.
32 year old, Eric Djomo who was the main actor had just left prison.

He could not bear the one month separation from Fanny who could no longer cope with a violent relationship, though pregnant.

The saga began at about 6 PM when Eric Djomo went on a man hunt for his lover Fanny Metafeu who had sought refuge in her sister’s home.

Eric Djomo captured his victim, frightened the sister out of her own house and began the rampage.
With the aid of two very sharp knives, Eric Djomo stabbed Fanny Metafeu, cut off one of her breasts and parts of her vagina.

The sister’s husband who was earlier stabbed by  Eric rushed out and mobilised the neighbourhood with the soul intension of saving Fanny.

By the time they arrived the scene, Fanny had died and the house set ablaze.

Anger and constenation gripped the neighbours who plunged on him like a wild and ferracious animal. After stabbing four, Eric Djomo could not prevail over the increasing number of neighbours.

He was savagely beaten to death, placed in his car and set on fire. Security forces who were later called in could not reverse the situation.

Congolese envoy brings message to Unity Palace

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Congolese envoy brings message to Unity Palace

The Head of State His Excellency Paul BIYA granted audience on 21 December 2012 to the Congolese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Basile IKOUEBE, who had a sealed parcel from President Denis SASSOU NGUESSO to the President of the Republic


 

 

After the audience that started at 12 noon and lasted over thirty minutes, Mr. Basile IKOUEBE told the press that he came hand over the message from the friend and brother of President Paul BIYA, and that they also made a review of the cooperation ties between the two countries.

The Congolese Minister recalled that the audience came on the heels of the seventh session of the Cameroon-Congo Joint Commission which held in Yaoundé, following the last one that held in Brazzaville in 2009. To bolster cooperation between the two countries, the two Heads of State directed the two parties to sign 11 cooperation agreements, 8 of which have already been signed and the remaining three will soon be signed.

Mr. IKOUEBE then enumerated projects which are being carried out or will soon be implemented to make concrete the solid relations between the two countries:

– An inter-state university that will have campuses in Ouesso in Congo and Sangmelima in Cameroon;
– Optic fibre connection between the two countries;
– A hydro-electricity that will straddle the two countries;
– The mining of iron ore and other minerals across the two countries;
– The on-going construction of the road to link Ouesso and Sangmelima.

 

 

Yaounde, 21-12-2012          

 

2012 in review

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HRM Fon Kevin Shomitang II has expressed much gratitude to the people of Mbaw Yakum for the steady support they have given him since he acceded to the throne in 2009. In a first-ever end of year message by any Mbaw Yakum monarch, Fon Shomitang II today enjoined the people through a full assembly of the Traditional Council and curious onlookers to consolidate and uphold their spirit of patriotism and loyalty so as to forge ahead via good citizenship to move the homeland forward.

The full text in English of the Fon’s message now follows:

 

FON’S PALACE

MBAW-YAKUM(BAMBALANG)

NDOP-CENTRAL SUB-DIVISION

NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION

NORTH-WEST REGION

 

 

                                            29th December, 2012

Royal End of Year Message

My Dear People,

I hope that you did enjoy the 2012 Christmas holiday. As I have got used to doing during other religious feasts, I joined the Christians to celebrate and thank God for the coming of Jesus Christ to save mankind. That has been my way to demonstrate my belief that God is the firm foundation for my reign which I hope and pray goes successful with your honest support.

Support, you have given me bountifully since Saturday (Vi-Nuii) 18th September 2009 when the Supreme Traditional Regulatory Authority, Kweifuongh, presented me to you in the Bambalang Palace Plaza as their new son, monarch of Mbaw Yakum. In the face of all challenges, you have stood by me. Among them, let me cite the funeral of Fon Fosi Yakum Ntaw II; my learning process, the March 2011 unfortunate invasion and wanton destruction by Balikumbat war-hungry neighbours; the attacks by bandits of the Mbaw-Yakum palaces; maiden royal contact tour; the presidential election of 9th October 2011; March 2012 Funeral of Fon of Bafanji; the 1st April 2012 election of MYDCA national executive bureau by list system; hosting of meetings of the North West Fons’ Union, NOWEFU; the 2012 storm that hit Llungweh; the fundraising campaign for the multi-purpose community complex; and the GHS Bambalang Lab improvement project.

By your individual and collective actions in those trying moments, you have given meaning to our sense of being one people with one destiny. I here heartily thank you all for demonstrating a new dynamism, new hope and faith in Mbaw Yakum. Your performances at home, elsewhere in Cameroon and abroad have been steadfast and outstanding.

Within the three years I have been on the throne, and thanks to your sincere support, patriotism and loyalty mentioned earlier which gained for us a win-win partnership with government, we now have electricity, access to some good water, an excellent earth road, more government nursery, primary and secondary schools with some classrooms constructed or under construction, more and upgraded health establishments by government and the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board, and a police post! Surely, more is on the way. That is why, ahead of next year’s local elections, I strongly urge you to quickly do the biometric registration so that when the time comes, we can together again reaffirm in clear terms our commitment to the mutually beneficial partnership we enjoy with the government.

As regards the Mbaw Yakum Development and Cultural Association, MYDCA, you supported me by electing by list system a new national leadership on 1st April 2012. Since then, MYDCA seems to have been faring fairly better than before. Still, we can do better. And we must do better. I call on all MYDCA structures in crises to peacefully settle their differences for general interest to prevail. In so doing, we must remember that even identical twins are never the same, but they can and must always make compromises to find consensus when family interest is at stake. In this regard, I shall not toy with your right to hold to account those you chose to manage at any level the association which should regularly use as blue-print the Royal Development Strategy I proposed to you.

In line with cultural reforms by the Mbaw Yakum Supreme Traditional Regulatory Authority, Kweifuongh, I was in Bafanji in March 2012 for the funeral of their Fon. For the first time too, Kweifuongh caused me to announce recently at nearly two months ahead of schedule, the 80th Sha’atang to run from Sunday (Vi-Nkwah) 20th January 2013, under the theme GROWING AND PRESERVING OUR CULTURE IN A CHANGING GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Thus,  Kweifuongh shows their awareness and sensitivity to the exigencies of modern and global realities without losing the resolve to keep safe our cultural identity. After the encouraging experience early this year, the cultural festival that Sha’atang is shall include a trade fair with a touch of tourism to make it more attractive than in the past. You are all welcome to participate.

In conclusion, let us continue to make individual and collective contributions toward the growth and development of our homeland. This challenge requires each one of us to remain hardworking, God-fearing, patriotic, law-abiding, loyal and selfless. For my part, I will stay awake and alert so that together, we transform Mbaw Yakum into a modern and comfortable Fondom for us all. That is my vision. I believe that it is our vision.

 May God grant us all good health and the goodwill to use the wealth of human, material and other resources at our disposal and grip, to consolidate our envied position of a people of high probity and integrity throughout the New Year 2013.

May God bless you, your families and loved ones.

God bless Mbaw Yakum.

 

The Fon of Mbaw Yakum,

 (Signed &Sealed)

HRM Fon Kevin Shomitang II

 

 

MacArthur Foundation in search of a Program Officer, Justice Reform

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Program Officer, Justice Reform

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Employment Duration: Full time
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

General Summary:

— Manage grantmaking activities with a focus on criminal and juvenile justice and related policies and practices.

— Participate in the design and implementation of grantmaking strategies.

— Identify prospective grant recipients.

— Review and evaluate proposals.

— Prepare grant descriptions for administrative and board consideration.

— Maintain relationships with individuals and organizations relevant to the fields of interest.

— Monitor the performance of grantees and the implementation of grant strategies.

— Organize meetings with prospective grantees, grantees, and program advisors.

— Represent the Foundation at program-related meetings and conferences.

— Participate in planning future program strategies.

— Build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with state and local leaders involved in justice reform, and coordinate and provide oversight of grantees and participate in other national justice policy and system reform efforts.

— Experience in strategic communications and project management is essential.

— Familiarity with criminal and juvenile justice systems and systems reform is highly desired.

— Regular travel is required.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

— Evaluate grant proposals.

— Conduct background research and prepare grant recommendations for funding.

— Write extensively for internal purposes.

—  Implement and adapt current long-term grantmaking strategies.

— Apply expertise in relevant field(s) to the development and implementation of grantmaking strategies.

— Meet with prospective grantees and others in relevant fields.

— Conduct research projects and monitor the performance of research grants.

— Manage a caseload of active grants, and prepare information and reports as needed.

— Maintain accurate records and monitor the performance of grants.

— Keep abreast of current events and issues in the field.

— Build and sustain relationships with key actors in the field.

— Assist in the design of and implementation of grantmaking strategies as they evolve and of new initiatives.

— Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

— Significant experience working in justice policy or related public policy areas (e.g., human services, public administration).

— Advanced related graduate training is required.

— Must have deep knowledge and appreciation of the substance and dynamics of public policy relevant to justice reform, including other institutions and systems.

— The ability to make effective connections among state and local officials, the courts, practitioners, and advocates is essential.

— Practical “on the ground” experience with public systems is highly desirable.

— Experience as a policy professional is beneficial.

— Proven ability to be a strong team player, excellent interpersonal skills, and professional oral and written communications, including the ability to write for publication and make public presentations.

— Must be experienced with the full array of current digital tools and applications, eager to experiment with new technologies as they are developed, and comfortable using “virtual” processes and tools (e.g., virtual meetings, document sharing, etc.).

— Must be well-organized and efficient at managing multiple tasks, self-confidant, diplomatic and collegial, and have high professional standards and good judgment.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and benefits from the various perspectives and talents of a racially and culturally diverse staff.