Ethiopia distributes wheat and oil to millions facing hunger

first_imgEthiopia’s government has started distributing rations of wheat and oil to people facing hunger in the north and northeastern parts of the country.The government is now supplying 15 kilograms of wheat and half a litre of cooking oil per adult in the areas hit by drought conditions, according to Mitiku Kassa, secretary of the Ethiopian Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Committee.More than 8 million people require urgent food assistance, and the Ethiopian government says there is enough food aid to feed them through December.Sisay Gebrselassie, a resident of Wukro town in Northern Ethiopia who recently moved to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, said he believed one in five families in his hometown lost their crops. “They have now left their farmlands for their cattle to scavenge whatever they can get from it,” he said, adding that many farmers are selling their cattle before they die.The UN says the scale of the developing emergency exceeds resources available so far.The food insecurity is fuelled by the failure of Ethiopia’s spring rains that resulted in poor crop yields.last_img read more

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Local groups seek to assess the ‘State of Broadband’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (SIRPC) and the Purdue University Center for Regional Development (PCRD) are completing a “State of Broadband” report for the SIRPC region.This report will analyze the broadband footprint in the region, number of providers available, and other broadband-related information. It also will gauge the digital readiness level of households in the region.Input from the community is vital in order to capture a true picture of the State of Broadband in our region. A link the Online Survey is provided here.Participation is voluntary and results will only be released in aggregated form, removing personal identifiers. The survey should take 7-9 minutes to complete.last_img read more

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Bajric: We are all happy to have the Opportunity to return to normal Work

first_imgTwo training sessions are behind the cadet national team players who gathered in Zenica yesterday.The assistant coach in the technical staff of our U-17 team, Srđan Marjanović, emphasizes his satisfaction that the cadets are together again after March:“The most important thing is that we have finally started working and that we have the opportunity to see the condition of the players from domestic clubs, and to select them in the best way. When we join them the national team players from abroad, I believe that we will have a quality team. We will use this time to do as many training sessions as possible, to test the players and continue to build a positive atmosphere in the team.”Marjanović points out that the players are ready to prepare in the best way:“Players come from good clubs, where they work well, and they come to these preparations in some optimal shape, regardless of the break they had. Of course, by the end of the preparations, we will have a clearer picture of all the invited players.”National team player Jahija Bajrić is also looking forward to the gathering:“After everything that has happened lately, not only in our country but also in the world, we are all happy to have the opportunity to return to normal work again. It is nice to be on the green field again and in the preparations with friends from the national team. There was always a good atmosphere between us, so we are happy to be together again. These preparations will mean a lot to us, because national team’s gatherings always somehow additionally motivate and give some new energy.”Defender Marko Radić says that the players will be maximally ready for the official matches:“I came to these preparations in good shape and I am glad that we are all together again. It can be seen that we all tried during the break to leave as little trace as possible on our physical fitness. Of course, some changes will be felt, but it is certain that we will be the most prepared when it comes to competitive matches. That’s why gatherings like this come in handy.”last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgThe Downey High School graduate will later sign photos and the magazine at Mambo Grill, 11018 Downey Ave. Workshop to address housing WHITTIER – The Housing Rights Center is hosting a free housing rights workshop from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. HRC will discuss fair-housing laws, protected classes, unlawful housing discrimination practices and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Other topics of discussion include rent increases, evictions, notices and more. The HRC is a private, nonprofit, civil rights organization dedicated to actively supporting and promoting freedom of residence through education and advocacy. For information call (800) 477-5977, Ext. 27. Lions club hosts Christmas party WHITTIER – The East Whittier Lions Club is hosting its annual Children’s Christmas Party from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge on the corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Mar Vista Street. The event will include breakfast, a puppet show and a gift from Santa for children. Admission is $12. For information call (714) 571-1899. Santa Fe Springs to light its tree SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city is hosting its annual Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting Ceremony from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Town Center Green, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. There will be plenty of holiday activities to enjoy, including a craft area, train rides, a winter play area and entertainment provided by local schools. Children will be able to take a photo with Santa Claus for $2. Santa’s reindeers will also be attending the event, and children will be able to visit with them. A variety of vendors will be selling unique and special holiday gifts. For information call (562) 863-4896. Create your own gift book SANTA FE SPRINGS – Wonder what to buy for that special someone for Christmas? Make something instead. The Santa Fe Springs Public Library, 11700 Telegraph Road, is holding a free workshop from 2-4 p.m. Saturday to teach the public how to make an accordion book to give as gifts or to keep. Registration is required. To register or for information call (562) 868-7738. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Celebrate Christmas around the world without leaving Whittier at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 6760 Painter Ave. “The Worlds of Christmas” Friday show will feature a Celtic yuletide celebration by Craicmore, and The Alley Cats on Saturday. The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will entertain the audience with “A Christmas Long Ago.” Tickets are $25 and $20 for seniors. For information call (562) 907-4203 or visit the Web at www.shannoncenter.org Pianist to perform during parade DOWNEY – World renowned musician Sebastian Sidi will serve as grand marshal at the Downey Christmas Parade at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He will be performing his “smoking piano” on the back of a huge, red, lifted 4×4 pickup truck. Those who arrive early at the parade route, which starts at Downey Avenue and Florence Boulevard, will receive a free copy of Downey magazine with Sidi on the cover. last_img read more

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