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The Prince of Wales celebrates the National Garden Scheme's virtual garden visits
The Prince of Wales has shared a message of congratulations and support to the National Garden Scheme as they adapt to continue their charitable work virtually.
'' The reassuring solace, peace and inspiration of a garden, whether it is your own or someone else’s, can now be found to a certain extent through digital means, thanks to this terrific scheme.
The National Garden Scheme was founded in 1927 to raise money for community nurses through the opening of exceptional private gardens across England and Wales. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gates of 3700 gardens involved in the scheme have been closed for the first time in its history.
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Trump invites India's Modi to attend G7 summit in US
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from US President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven (G7) summit, India's foreign ministry officials said on Wednesday. In a telephone call with Modi on Tuesday evening, Trump spoke about the US presidency of G7 and conveyed his desire to expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership to include other important countries, including India."In this context, he [Trump] extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the next G7 Summit to be held in USA," the foreign ministry said. More..
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China and Singapore Fast Lane travel
A Fast lane to open travel between Singapore and China should activate this month according to a summary briefing from the 2nd China-Singapore Joint Meeting on Covid-19, held via a video-conference on Monday. Wrapping up the conclusions of the virtual joint meeting, Singapore’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “Both sides agreed on the launch of a Fast Lane arrangement in early June to facilitate essential travel for business and official purposes between the two countries.” More..
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Dr Noor Hisham: PM, other officers to resume work tomorrow after Covid-19 self-quarantine ends today
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and several other government officials who were exposed to a Covid-19 patient at a post-Cabinet meeting have tested negative for the infection and will return to work tomorrow, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the 35 government officers who were in close contact with an officer who tested positive for Covid-19 will end their 14-day self quarantine today. “The 35, including the prime minister, had shown good results and tested negative for Covid-19,” he said in his daily briefing, referring to Muhyiddin. More..
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Bill Gates ‘microchip’ conspiracy theory and other vaccine claims fact-checked
Speculation about a future coronavirus vaccine is ramping up and social-media posts from anti-vaccination campaigners are gaining more traction online. We've been debunking a few recent claims. Why the microchip rumours don't stack up First up, a conspiracy theory about vaccines that has spanned the globe. It claims that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for a plan to implant trackable microchips and that the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind it. More..
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Uganda postpones reopening of schools as cases soar
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month. The president said reopening schools was risky as the country did not have enough kits to test learners every two weeks through televised lessons. President Museveni said two television sets would be given to each village to allow learners to continue studying at home. “Two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets in the country,” he said in a televised address. More..
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'Unsung heroes' thanked by The Duchess of Cornwall at start of Volunteers' Week
The Duchess of Cornwall has sent a message of thanks and support to volunteers across the country at the start of Volunteers’ Week.
“The first week of June is traditionally Volunteers’ Week, when we celebrate our unsung heroes. This year in particular, we owe a great debt of thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, who have stepped forward in astonishing numbers, pulling together to support those affected by COVID-19. As the very proud President of the Royal Voluntary Service, I should like to say that you truly are the backbone of our country. To each and every volunteer – thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
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Anticipating 'mass vaccinations', Canada ordering millions of syringes
The federal government has begun procuring the supplies that will be essential for “mass vaccinations” in the event that a vaccine is found for COVID-19, starting with signing a contract for 37 million syringes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced that the government was adding syringes on to the list of essential COVID-19 supplies that are being procured, and later Procurement Minister Anita Anand said that the contract has been signed with Canadian company Becton Dickinson Canada to supply the essential tool in delivering vaccines.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses confidence that India's economy will get its growth back
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that Corona virus may have slowed economy, but India will get its growth back through talent and technology. Mr Modi affirmed his vision of making the country self-reliant and back on its trajectory of growth through Intent, Inclusion, Investment, Infrastructure and Innovation. Inaugurating the Annual Session of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) through video conferencing, marking the 125th year of CII since inception, Prime Minister shared his vision on the theme of Getting Growth Back. In his first major address More..
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Drones keep a close eye on Australia’s wildlife
Australia's wildlife is under threat from disease and bushfires. But now drones and thermal imaging technology are being used to track their movements to help keep them safe. BBC Click's Nick Kwek joined a team spotting kangaroos and koalas to find out more. More..
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Businesses start reopening in Singapore
BUSINESSES in Singapore began reopening Tuesday, as part of a phased end to its virus lockdown. Finance, electronics manufacturing and logistics are among sectors that resumed operations after a two-month closure with strict safety requirements. Schools will also reopen in stages this month. The loosening does not apply to most retail shops, personal services, dining in at restaurants and social gatherings. The government says it will only lift further restrictions if infections remain low. More..
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New Zealand may remove most Covid-19 restrictions next week
New Zealand could remove most of its remaining restrictions on people and businesses as soon as next week after virtually wiping out the coronavirus. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday the nation’s alert level could be reduced to 1 on June 10, meaning rules around physical distancing and mass gatherings are removed, though strict border controls will remain in place to prevent any new infections arriving from overseas. Cabinet will make its decision on June 8. More..
hindustantimes
India launches US$6.7 bil plan to boost electronics manufacturing
India launched a US$6.65 billion plan on Tuesday to boost electronics manufacturing, saying it would start by offering five global smartphone makers incentives to establish or expand domestic production. The government is offering a production-linked incentive (PLI) involving cash worth 4% to 6% of additional sales of goods made locally over five years, with 2019-2020 as the base year, technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told a news conference. Names of the five companies, which would have to meet investment and sales thresholds to be eligible More..
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Primary, secondary schools reopen in Cameroon
More than two months after suspension of classes due to the coronavirus in Cameroon, primary and secondary school students returned to school on Monday. The government is facing criticism for weak measures to combat spread of the virus in one of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With masks on, students returned to school in the capital Yaound?. Sanitary kits have been made available. “So, this morning at the entrance, we gave masks to all the students, each teacher will also receive a mask. We also have alcohol-based gels”, said Seyapdje Maurice, Deputy Headmaster of Deido High school. More..
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CHOGM 2018 NEWS ROUND UP
Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the new Prince Louis
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged full of smiles outside St Mary's Hospital as they proudly showed off their third child, now named Prince Louis, to the waiting world. More..
Daily Telegraph
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday. More..
cnn.com
Prince Charles to Succeed Queen Elizabeth as Head of the Commonwealth
Prince Charles will succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth, as the head of the Commonwealth. The decision was made by Commonwealth leaders on at Windsor Castle on Friday. More..
townandcountrymag.com
The formal opening of CHOGM 2018 at Buckingham Palace
"Prime Minister Muscat, Prime Minister May, Secretary-General, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Having on so many occasions been welcomed to opening ceremonies around the Commonwealth, it is a pleasure this time to welcome you to my own home.
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PM Theresa May's speech at the formal opening of CHOGM
"Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Secretary-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I am extremely proud to be welcoming you all to London – the first full Heads of Government meeting here in almost forty years. More..
chogm2018.org.uk
The Queen welcomes Commonwealth leaders for lavish Buckingham Palace dinner
The Queen welcomed leaders from across the Commonwealth to a formal dinner at Buckingham Palace. More..
standard.co.uk
CHOGM:Ardern to toast Commonwealth at leaders' banquet
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been selected to deliver a toast to the Commonwealth at a state banquet of world leaders at Buckingham Palace. More..
radionz.co.nz
“It is you who are going to change the world”: Prince Harry
Prince Harry, who has been appointed a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen, took part in his first duties where he attended a youth round table and delivered a speech at the opening More..
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Microsoft founder praises Commonwealth collaboration
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, now focussing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke of the importance of collaboration and sharing during his keynote address. More..
thecommonwealth.org
Modi in London: PM to attend CHOGM Summit at Buckingham Palace today
PM Modi will join Heads of Government from 52 other Commonwealth countries at a dinner hosted by the British prime minister Theresa May as a formal welcome to CHOGM. More..
indiatvnews.com
Malcolm Turnbull in London for CHOGHM meeting
The prime minister met with three of Australia's key intelligence partners - Britain, Canada and New Zealand - at the Commonwealth leaders meeting in London. More..
9news.com.au
Trudeau meets with Queen Elizabeth, Theresa May in London
Justin Trudeau met with Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday. The prime minister is set to attend a meeting of the Commonwealth leaders in London More..
toronto.citynews.ca
Cypriot President Anastasiades visits London for CHOGM
British Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades outside Number 10 Downing Street ahead of a bilateral meeting on More..
zimbio.com
PM Hubert Minnis lands in London for CHOGM
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and a Bahamian delegation arrived at London Gatwick Airport, yesterday, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting More..
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PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in London to join CHOGM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. More..
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SL President arrives in London to participate in CHOGM
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reached London Monday morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 More..
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President Akufo-Addo attends 25th CHOGM in UK
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Accra to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place in London, United Kingdom. More..
gbcghana.com
PM to reach London today for commonwealth meeting
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will arrive here in the city later today to lead Pakistan's delegation to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) More..
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Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming

 

Commonwealth Day 2020 is being celebrated on 09 March with events across 5 continents including flag parades, church services, poetry mornings, dance performances and much more. This year’s event is centred around the theme 'Delivering a Common Future', highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.

 

 


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An Advocacy for an Amnesty for Commonwealth Citizens in United Kingdom Prisons for immigration offences.
 I was hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Howell of Guildford, Chairman of the House of Lords International Relations Committee and President of The Royal Commonwealth Society at Commonwealth House, Pall Mall, London, today, Friday May 4, 2018.

Among other topics, we discussed the possibility of an amnesty programme for Commonwealth citizens in UK prisons for  immigration offences, and a peaceful, credible, transparent, acceptable and successful 2019 General Election in Nigeria. God bless Great Britain, God bless Nigeria and God bless the Commonwealth.
 On:  05-May-2018
 
Start Afresh.
No matter what has gone wrong in the past, it is not too late to start afresh. What you need is  not necessarily a 'shutdown' but a 'refresh'. See you at the top
 On:  06-October-2017
 
Who are you?
You are who you call yourself.  Yes, that is who you are. You are a star, a shinning light, solution to your world and a blessing to your generation. No, you are not an onlooker, not a spectator, you are here on a mission to impact your generation positively. Nothing can stop you, no, not even all the mountains, hills,  rocks and other barriers on your path, you are unstoppable and undefeatable. You are unique and special. Any other contrary situations around you are false and temporary. Arising, your world is waiting for your full manifestation. See you at the top.
 On:  06-October-2017
 
Go out in the rain
Go out in the rain, do not let sunshine stops you. That obstacle can not stop you, that barrier can not limit you. Hardwork does not mean hard life. With proper planning, integrity, deligence, dedication, determination, commitment and prayers, success is inevitable. Today's pain is  the price  for tomorrow's gain.  By the grace of God, we shall make it. See you at the top.
 On:  06-October-2017
 
Do the right thing.
BEWARE !!! Like a Computer and Projector, everything done in the secret will be revealed clearly  in the open. Do the right thing
 On:  06-October-2017
 
Extra-bility.
Concept of 'extra-bility' depicts an act of engagement of  excess and more than enough  input at ensuring extraordinary results. Extra Study Extra Planning Extra Work Extra Prayer Extra  Praise  =  Extraordinary Results.  See you at the top.
 On:  26-September-2017
 
The place of wisdom.
If only we can search deeply and take the required responsibility, there is always a wisdom solution to every lingering challenges and problems.
 On:  22-September-2017
 
Self / Internal Control
No! Nooo!! That is disastrous !!!
Any car travelling on the highway without a steering to control its direction and brakes to control its speed, is a disaster about to happen.

  Also, every individual travels on the highway of life must embrace self control at ensuring the success of the journey.
Effective 'Internal / Self Control'  is essential for attainment of personal aspirations,  goals and life desires.

 'Internal / Self Control for an individual implies 'self police', 'self governance', 'self management', 'self supervision' and 'self regulation'.

Essentially, every individual needs to control his or her thought, words, actions, habits, attitudes, appetite, taste and body.
 Effective self control is essential for a glorious,  enviable, successful, amiable and fulfilled life.

 God will help us in this regard.

See you at the top.

 On:  17-September-2017
 
Be yourself always.
Beware and Caution !!!

 Unnecessary 'Public Impression' something results in Unwarranted & Avoidable 'Private Depression'.

Also, Over Concentration on 'Public Image' can result in 'Personal Damage'.
Be your real self and live your real size per time.

Public Impression and Public Image are not sustainable as what impresses people today may not impress them tomorrow.

Just be yourself always.

 See you at the top.

 On:  16-September-2017
 
True Wisdom.
It has been said that the FEAR of God is the beginning of WISDOM. The word 'FEAR' here  does not imply panic, worry fright.  In a simple term, it implies obedience and submission.  Therefore, we can say that complete obedience and total submission to God is the beginning of  true Wisdom.
 On:  15-September-2017
 
Virus called 'Unforgiveness'
It is a known fact that virus,  either in computer, phone or human body, is deadly.  As the case with EBOLA and HIV, Virus is only out to destroy. Unforgiveness in Human life is a form of unsuspected, innocent but deadly virus. Unforgiveness leads to bitterness, hatred, Anger, strife ETC. The simple vaccine against this kind of virus is genuine LOVE and TOLERANCE.
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Work
Not even an automatic car! No car works on its own. Everything that works in life is worked to work. Nothing works automatically.
 On:  14-September-2017
 
Impossiblity
Impossibility is to be written in the dictionary of Mr Doubt and Mrs Fear
 On:  13-September-2017
 
Journey.
Whoever travels on a wrong route will arrive at the wrong destination. It is not too late to start the journey afresh.
 On:  12-September-2017
 
Importance of Appreciating God always.
When the currency of a nation appreciates other currencies depreciate automatically. When we  sincerely  APPRECIATE GOD in everything, our challenges, concerns, problems and other troubles DEPRECIATE automatically.
 On:  25-June-2017
 
The strongest nation
One of the strongest nations in the world is Determi-'nation'. Determination has taken Humanity to Moon. Determination has turned Failure to Breakthrough. Determination has turned Poor to Wealthy. Determination has turned Subordinate to Boss, Weakness to Strength, Problem to Solution and Trial to Victory. In the University of Success, Determination Department is compulsory.
 On:  25-June-2017
 

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