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The Duchess of Cambridge brings baby banks and British brands together in bid to boost support for vulnerable families
The Duchess helped to unpack donations at Baby Basics UK in Sheffield, before talking to parents about how baby banks have provided them with invaluable support when they have needed it most. Baby banks aim to support and empower families by ensuring every child has the essential items they need to thrive. In the UK, they are powered primarily by volunteers and typically run on professional referral from services such as health visitors, midwives and social workers. More..
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Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as new Prime Minister
Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths as the new prime minister of Sri Lanka a short while ago. He was sworn-in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (09) at the sacred site of Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya. This is the fourth time Mahinda Rajapaksa secured the prime ministerial portfolio. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who contested the General Election 2020 from Kurunegala, topped the preferential votes at the district level as well as at national level by clinching a whopping 527,364 votes. More..
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UK prime minister says schools must open in September
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said reopening schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative and insisted schools would be able to operate safely despite the coronavirus pandemic. His comments follow a study earlier this month which warned that Britain risks a second wave of COVID-19 in the winter twice as large as the initial outbreak if schools open without an improved test-and-trace system. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Johnson said restarting schools was a national priority. More..
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New Zealand Prime Minister visits Hindu temple, relishes Indian food
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited a Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland ahead of the national elections scheduled in September and relished an Indian vegetarian meal, which included Puri, Chhole and Daal. Ardern, 40, visited the temple on Thursday. She was seen removing her boots outside the temple. “Some precious moments with Hon. PM of New Zealand @jacindaardern at @indiannewslink event on Aug 6, 2020.  More..
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Australian PM extends lead as country's most preferred leader, poll shows
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has extended his lead as the country's most preferred leader, a poll showed on Monday, boosted by his government's coronavirus wage subsidy scheme and efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic. A Newspoll conducted for The Australian newspaper showed Morrison enjoyed the best approval rating over an opposition leader in more than five years. Morrison's popularity fell over his handling of bush fires late last year but he has improved his standing More..
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Bangladesh university turning women garment workers into leaders
Five years ago, Sadeka Begum was working 12-hour shifts in a garment factory as the main earner for her family in Bangladesh. Today, the 23-year-old is one of the first graduates of a special university programme that aims to inspire female workers to become leaders and boost women's rights across industries. Begum now interns for the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) and hopes to use her economics degree to launch a project to improve the lives of the children of Bangladeshi textile More..
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‘Special day for Andaman and Nicobar Islands’, says PM Modi ahead of submarine OFC launch
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Monday a “very special day for the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands”, hours ahead of the launch of the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is scheduled to launch the submarine cable connectivity via video conferencing. “Today, 10th August is a special day for my sisters and brothers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At 10:30 this morning, the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) More..
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India: 8 Crore Farmers Get ? 6,000 Each Under Centre's PM-KISAN Scheme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today electronically transferred ? 17,100 crores to the bank accounts of over 8.5 crore farmers as part of the PM-KISAN scheme, aimed at providing direct support of ? 6,000 annually to them. The amount was part of the sixth installment of the scheme launched in 2018. The government claims to have provided a direct cash benefit of over Rs 90,000 crore to more than 10 crore farmers as part of the scheme. "Rs 17,000 crores of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi More..
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Malaysia PM Muhyiddin Yassin to launch Covid-19 campaign
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will launch a new campaign to battle the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday (Aug 7), the Bernama news agency reported. The campaign, themed Embracing New Norms, is targeted towards raising awareness on the novel coronavirus, and empowering the people to protect themselves, the community, and to help the frontliners in the fight against the pandemic, Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah More..
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Singapore PM says COVID-19 crisis 'far from over' as country celebrates National Day
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said that the COVID-19 crisis is "far from over" and it will take a year or two before a vaccine is widely available as the country is celebrating the 55 years of independence.Singapore's National Day is celebrated on August 9 every year in commemoration of the country's independence from Malaysia in 1965. Lee, in his National Day speech, said that Singaporeans are understandably anxious and worried due to the coronavirus pandemic. More..
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Government to discuss new lockdown rules for South Africa this week
Government is expected to review some of South Africa’s lockdown regulations when the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) meets on Tuesday (11 August), with early signs pointing to a relaxation in rules. The Sunday Times reports that president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation no later than Saturday, when the state of disaster is also due to expire. The paper spoke to a number of experts which indicated that the pandemic More..
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Buhari signs Nigeria’s ‘most significant business legislation in 30 years’
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Companies and Allied Matters (CAM) Bill 2020 into law. The bill which became Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 2020 is regarded as the most significant business legislation in Nigeria since 1990. The bill was passed by the Bukola Saraki-led eight senate, but the president refused to assent to the bill, asking to “preserve the powers of the Attorney-General of the Federation to approve the registration of companies limited by guarantee” More..
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Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa brothers win 'super-majority'
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared victory in the country's parliamentary election. His brother Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to be installed as prime minister, having held the role as caretaker since November. The brothers' party, Sri Lanka People's Front, has secured a two-thirds "super majority" of seats needed to carry out its promised constitutional changes. The party won 145 of the 225 seats, plus five more seats from its allies. More..
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The Duke of Rothesay visits Caithness General Hospital
The Duke of Rothesay today visited Caithness General Hospital in Scotland to meet staff and thank them for their work throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to staff who work across a number of health and social care roles, His Royal Highness heard about the challenges they have been facing and their experiences of the pandemic. NHS Highland Chair Professor Boyd Robertson said: “We were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay to Caithness General Hospital. More..
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Congratulations to President and Prime Minister and our motherland will prosper
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Super majority...great days ahead!!
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Congratulations to Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a landslide election result in Sri lanka.
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 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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Commonwealth Day 2020

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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