U.S. backs Zimbabwe on alcohol policy to curb HIV transmission

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CDC Director Peter Kilmarx with community activist Chamunorwa Mashoko

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC-Zimbabwe) is assisting Zimbabwe in developing an alcohol policy to help curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, a senior U.S. Embassy health official said on Tuesday.

“Alcohol use is related to both risky sex and poor retention and care for people who are HIV infected,” said Dr. Peter Kilmarx, head of CDC-Zimbabwe during a U.S. Embassy-sponsored Food for Thought (FFT) presentation on Tuesday. “Some of the work we have been involved in is related to developing an alcohol policy for Zimbabwe, (and) some of that will be trying to address the policy interventions designed to reduce the risk of infection to HIV,” said Kilmarx whose organization implements several HIV research and prevention projects funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
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Ncell black listed for bills scam in Nepal

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Ncell an international telecom organization partner of Teliasonera has been proved guilty of fraud billing and scamming by Revenue law court of Nepal. According to the court on Mar 1 2012, Ncell paid the tax of only $168,000 through invoice number 7208319068 instead of $721,543 producing the back dated invoice during the tax clearance through invoice number 7208409778. The international partner scammed $552,710 on imported goods where time and again the organization has been in controversy.
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Israel: Military Justice System Fails Victims of Gaza Conflict

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Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu,

Re: Israel:Military Justice System Fails Victims of Gaza Conflict

Dear Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu,

I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com.

I have been informed by Human Rights Watch regarding the military trial that ended August 12, 2012, failed to hold anyone accountable for the killings of a mother and daughter during Israel’s military operation in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.

According to HRW, The two women were killed when an Israeli soldier opened fire on a group of civilians holding white flags to demonstrate their civilian status. The case concluded after a soldier pled guilty to “unlawful use of arms” without any conclusion that the action was linked to the killings. In a civil case, Israeli authorities paid compensation to the women’s families.
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NEPAL: Pathibhara – The Enchanting Experience of the Goddess

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Pathibhara

If you believe that wishes come true with mere prayers then there is a thin line in between reality and beliefs. Reality that portraits and follows logic, where as beliefs that are accustomed to values and culture. Like such, Pathibahar has been one of the most enchanting and enigmatic pilgrim that has the spectacle beliefs of magical powers. The Temple is famous around the country for its magical and spiritual power that highlights different beliefs and stories. Hindus as well as the Buddhist worshipers from all over Nepal and India flock to this pilgrimage with the sole belief of the goddess.

Regarding the origin of the temple, it is believed to have started years back where the story has been passed on from generation to generation, transcending belief to a stronger form of reality.
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Mining Paradise: The Police and Army visit Junin- on the same day

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Mining Paradise: The police and military harass Junin. In the same day!

Within hours of each other, first a squad of 20 anti-narcotics police take to hills above Junin supposedly based on a denunciation of a plantation of coca. Hours later- and I am not making this up- a squad of 8 military personnel, all equally heavily armed- tried to establish a camp in the Junin community.

The coca connection was not the only farce of the day, however. Someone in the laughable group, perhaps the district attorney, said that there was talk of FARC roaming our hills and mountains (Farc is the rebel guerrilla group in Colombia). Any pretext to see how effective the community responds to an outside threat, to identify the leaders, and see how the community defense structure operates in real life.

This all took place on Friday, 24th of August. Which may turn out to be another watershed date in the long struggle against mining and short-sightedness in Intag and Ecuador.
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