Tuesday, 27 July 2010


President Ally Bongo
The president of nigeria

Col muammer Gadhafi of libya with the Sierra leone president

Ayoub mzee with Maj Gen. Elly Tumwine of the Peace hub

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


His Majesty Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-Ngoma, Nyabaghole Agnes Asimawe Ithungu and Prince Charles arrived safely in New Delhi India, where they will be for some weeks on private tour. On their arrival at Indra Gandhi International Airport His Majesty Omusinga Mumbere, Nyabaghole Agnes and their Royal Entourage were warmly recieved by Hon. Dora Kutesa - Diplomatic Minister Counsellor at Uganda High Commission in New Delhi, India. Before the Royal couple arrived in India, they had made some stop-overs in Addis-Ababa Ethiopia and Dubai United Arab Emirates. The Royal Couple are physically and perfectly doing well in India.

Hon. Patrick Nyamunungu
Minister of Information & Obusinga Spokesperson

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

How violence impacts on young lives http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ms000022.html By IRR NEWS TEAM, 4:00pm, 12 July 2010 --- A reader tells of day to day racism in Glasgow.End of Prevent? http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ha000025.html By IRR NEWS TEAM, 12:00pm, 15 July 2010 --- The government's controversial preventing violent extremism programme is apparently to be dismantled.Basil Davidson 1914-2010 http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ha000023.html By A. SIVANANDAN, 4:00pm, 12 July 2010 --- To mark the sad death of Basil Davidson, a long-time member of the IRR and member of Race & Class Editorial Committee, we reproduce below the editorial in the 1994 special issue of the journal.r e v i e w New Travellers, old story http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ha000026.html By ROSIE WILD, 2:00pm, 15 July 2010 --- A unique set of free resources about the culture and history of Britain's New Travellers has been created by The Children's Society.e v e n t Images of working lives http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ms000027.html 5:00pm, 16 July 2010 --- A photo exhibition exploring the experiences of Kurdish migrants in London.e v e n t On a clear day you can see Dover http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ms000024.html 7:00pm, 20 July 2010 --- A play examining the European dimension of immigration and asylum, using testimonies from migrants in Calais and those who work with them.e v e n t West Midlands Against Injustice launch http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/july/ms000028.html 7:00pm, 22 July 2010 --- A meeting to set up a support group for people who have been wrongfully convicted and families fighting joint enterprise convictions.

Monday, 19 July 2010

WEEK AHEAD CALENDAR: July 19 - 23, 2010
The Foreign Press Center is pleased to share with you our weekly announcement of events in the Washington, DC area. The Washington Foreign Press Center provides this information as a convenience, and the inclusion of an organization or activity does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation. Please note that this information is subject to change.

NOTE: For the latest information on events, please check our online Week Ahead Calendar at:

Monday, July 19, 2010

WHEN: 8:45 a.m.
WHAT: Third Way discussion on "China: What's Next?" Speakers: Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.; and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis
WHERE: Union Station, The Columbus Club, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-384-1700, contact@thirdway.org; web site: http://www.thirdway.org
RSVP: Online

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) seminar on "The U.S. and China: Mutual Public Perceptions," July 19-20.
-- 9:10 a.m.: "Recent General Perceptions"
-- 10:30 a.m.: "Sources of Perceptions: Academic Travelers and Media Coverage"
-- 2 p.m.: "Popular Culture-Movies, Books, and Music"
-- 3:15 p.m.: "Underlying Conceptual Differences: Differing Conceptions of the Role of Law and Religion"
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.orgRSVP: Online

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) presentation on "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and the Outlook for American National Security." Speakers: former Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione; and CAP President and CEO John Podesta.
WHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org
NOTE: You must RSVP to attend this event.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: J Street Education Fund discussion on "Seek Peace and Pursue It: A Panel discussion on the Need for American Leadership to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Speakers: Spencer Ackerman of the J Street Education Fund; Ori Nir of Americans for Peace Now; Amjad Atallah of the New America Foundation; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Harrop; and Avi Meyerstein of the Alliance for Middle East Peace.
WHERE: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: Craig Dulniak, 202-225-3625, craig.dulniak@mail.house.gov

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) discussion on "Democracy in East Asia: An Elephant's Graveyard?" Speakers: Benjamin Reilly, political science professor at the Australian National University; and Marc Plattner of the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
WHERE: NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-378-9675, info@ned.org; web site: http://www.ned.org/
RSVP: Send an email to fellowsrsvp@ned.org

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) discussion on "Iran: Is a Nuclear Deal Still Possible?" Speaker: Michael Adler, public policy scholar at WWC
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web stie: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
RSVP: Send an email to mep@wilsoncenter.org with your name, title, affiliation, and email address.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Heritage Foundation discussion on "Will Obama's Arms Control Agenda Stop with New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty?" Speakers: Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; Steven Groves, fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom; and Baker Spring, fellow of national security at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-675-1752, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site: http://www.heritage.org

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Human Rights First; and the Constitution Project discussion on a new report, "Habeas Works: Federal Courts' Proven Capacity to Handle Guantanamo Case." Speakers: Timothy Lewis, former judge for the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; and Douglas Spaulding of Reed Smith LLP
WHERE: U.S. Capitol
CONTACT: Holly Shulman, 202-265-3000, holly@rabinowitz-dorf.com; or Dallas Jamison, 202-580-6922, djamison@constitutionproject.org
NOTE: RSVP for room location.

WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (FPC) roundtable discussion on “Six Months Later: Examining Relief Efforts in Haiti.” Speaker: Paul Weisenfeld, Haiti Task Team Coordinator, USAID
WHERE: Washington Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Suite 800.
CONTACT: Patricia Neary, nearyp2@state.gov ;202-504-6354 ;web site: www.fpc.state.gov
RSVP: Contact Ms. Neary or sign up on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USDoS.FPC
NOTE: You must RSVP to attend this event – space is limited.

WHEN: 1:40 p.m.
WHAT: President Barack Obama delivers remarks to welcome the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House to honor the team's 2009 championship season. In conjunction with this event, members of the team will participate in a service project with local area youth during their visit to Washington, D.C.
WHERE: The White House
CONTACT: 202-456-2580
NOTE: Media must RSVP to media_affairs@who.eop.gov by 5 p.m. on July 15. The event is open press, but space is limited and not all credentialing requests can be honored. Press that do not have a White House hard pass must also submit their full name, date of birth, place of birth and social security number with their RSVP.

WHEN: 5:45 p.m.
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) discussion on "Expecting to Change the World: Millennials and Faithful Social Engagement." Highlights:
-- 6 p.m.: Eric Teetsel of AEI offers introductory remarks
-- 6:15 p.m.: James Hunter of the University of Virginia and author of "To Change the World: the Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World," delivers a keynote address
-- 7 p.m.: Anna Littauer Carrington of the Institute for Global Engagement; and Matthew Lee Anderson of MereOrthodoxy.com, participate in the discussion
-- 7:30 p.m.: Question and answer session
WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871, vrodman@aei.org; web site: http://www.aei.org

Tuesday, July 20, 2010WHEN: 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) discussion on "State of Play: The Future of the Director of National Intelligence." Speakers: Senate Select Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., co-chairman of the BPC's National Security Preparedness Group; and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press writer
WHERE: BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-204-2400, bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org; web site http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org
RSV P: Online
WHEN: 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: Dewey and LaBoeuf; and the National Foreign Trade Council seminar on the new Iran sanctions law.
WHERE: Dewey and LeBoeuf, 1101 New York Avenue, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: mgreening@dl.com
RSVP: Register to mgreening@dl.comWHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy meeting to discuss public diplomacy issues, including measurement of U.S. government public diplomacy efforts.
WHERE: International Foundation for Electoral Systems, K Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Gerald McLoughlin, 202-632-6570, acpdmeeting@state.gov

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) seminar on "The U.S. and China: Mutual Public Perceptions," July 19-20.
-- 9 a.m.: "Underlying Conceptual Differences: Individual Rights versus Group Interests"
-- 10:15 a.m.: "United States and China: Policy Impact of Differing Perceptions"
-- 11:30 a.m.: "Concluding Remarks: U.S.-China Relations at Crossroads-New Challenges and Future Prospects"
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site http://www.wilsoncenter.org

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: Third Way discussion on "Beyond Border Security: Combating Mexico's Violent Drug Cartels." Speakers: Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan; Matt Bennett, vice president of public affairs at Third Way; and Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post
WHERE: HVC-215, U.S. Capitol
CONTACT: Jen Pengelly, 202-384-1724, jpengelly@thirdway.org
RSVP: Contact Jen Pengelly.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT: Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on implementation of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Witness(es): Principal Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Policy James Miller; Thomas D'Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; and Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, testify
WHERE: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-3871; web site: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund discussion on the defining role Latino voters will play in the 2010 midterm election. The Fund will release an analysis of its recently commissioned poll of 1,600 Latino registered voters: 400 each in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas.
Speakers: Arturo Vargas, executive director of the NALEO Educational Fund; Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; and Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist.
WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Murrow, White and Lisagor Rooms, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Patricia Guadalupe, 202-546-2536, pguadalupe@naleo.org

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee markup to vote on the nominations of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; James Cole to be a deputy attorney general; Timothy Purdon to be U.S. attorney for the District of North Dakota; Willie Stafford III to be U.S. marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina; Arthur Baylor to be U.S. marshal for the Middle District of Alabama; J. Patricia Smoot to be commissioner of the U.S. Parole Commission; S.3397, the "Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act"; and S.2925, the "Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act."
WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-7703 http://judiciary.senate.gov
NOTE: Rescheduled from July 13.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee hearing on "Status of U.S.-flagged Vessels in U.S.-Foreign Trade." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-4472; where: http://transportation.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Oversight Subcommittee hearing on "The Immediate Need for Charitable Assistance in the Gulf Coast Region." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 1100 Longworth House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-3625 http://waysandmeans.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee hearing on "Building a Science of Economics for the Real World." Witness(es): Robert Solow, professor emeritus in MIT's Department of Economics; Sidney Winter, professor emeritus of management in the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Scott Page, professor of complex systems, political science, and economics at the University of Michigan; and David Colander, professor of economics at Middlebury College, testify
WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-6375; web site: http://www.science.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Evaluating Present Reforms and Future Challenges."
Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-4247; web site: http://financialservices.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on "Rethinking our Defense Budget: Achieving National Security through Sustainable Spending." Witness(es): Carl Conetta, co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives; Benjamin Friedman, research fellow at the Cato Institute; Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Gordon Adams, fellow at the Stimson Center, testify
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5051; web site: http://www.oversight.house.gov
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and Energy and Environment Subcommittee joint hearing on "Role of the Interior Department in the Deepwater Horizon Disaster."
Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-2927; web site: http://energycommerce.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Heritage Foundation discussion on "Stopping Terrorists at the Front Door: How the Visa Waiver Program Enhances U.S. Security." Speakers: Marc Frey, senior director at Steptoe & Johnson and former director of the Homeland Security Department's Visa Waiver Program; former Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Policy and Planning, C. Stewart Verdery Jr., founder and partner of the Monument Policy Group LLC; and Jena Baker McNeill, homeland security policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-675-1752, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site http://www.heritage.org

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: The Middle East Institute (MEI) book discussion on "Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East.” Speakers: Isobel Coleman, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Wendy Chamberlin, MEI president
WHERE : National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site http://www.mei.edu

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Center for National Policy discussion on "The Future of Counterterrorism: The View from New York." Speakers: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
WHERE: Center for National Policy, 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Third Floor, Suite 333, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Patrick Doherty, 202-682-4119, pdoherty@cnponline.org

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Environmental Law Institute discussion on "Modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process in the Context of the Gulf Disaster."Speakers: James McElfish, staff attorney and director of the Environmental Law Institute's Sustainable Use of Land Program; Monica Goldberg, senior attorney at the Ocean Conservancy; Horst Greczmiel, associate director of NEPA Oversight at the Council on Environmental Quality; and Tom Simpson, vice president and technology fellow at CH2M HILL.
WHERE: Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington. D.C.
CONTACT: Brett Kitchen, 202-939-3833
NOTE: A conference call will also be available. Contact Brett Kitchen at bkitchen@eli.org for conference call information or to RSVP, by July 16.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Progressive Policy Institute briefing on "The Coming Communication Boom?" Speakers: Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis.; Michael Mandel, founder of Visible Economy LLC; and Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute
WHERE: H-137, U.S. Capitol
CONTACT: 202-525-3926
RSVP required online: http://bit.ly/8XVmhA

WHEN: 12:15 p.m.
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF) book discussion on "Broke, USA" - about the "fringe" banking sector and its impact on low-income Americans and the economic collapse of 2008. Speakers: author Gary Rivlin; Alejandra Lopez-Fernandini, senior policy analyst at NAF's Asset Building Program; and Reid Cramer, director of NAF's Asset Building Program
WHERE: The New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, brown@newamerica.net; communications@newamerica.net; web site: http://www.newamerica.net

WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Brookings Institution discussion on "Preventing Child Abuse in an Age of Budget Deficits." Speakers: Ron Haskins, senior fellow and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution; Christina Paxson, dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University; Richard Barth, dean at the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; David Olds, professor of pediatrics and director of the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health at the University of Colorado, Denver; Darrell Armstrong, founder and president of the Institute for Clergy Training; and Mary Coogan, assistant director at the Association for Children of New Jersey.
WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; web site http://www.brookings.edu

WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on the nominations of James Jeffrey to be ambassador to the Republic of Iraq; Maura Connelly to be ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon; Gerald Feierstein to be ambassador to the Republic of Yemen. Witness(es): The nominees testify
WHERE: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://foreign.senate.gov

WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on the nomination of James Clapper to be director of national intelligence. Witness(es): The nominee testifies
WHERE: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-1700; web site: http://intelligence.senate.gov

WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee hearing on "The State of U.S. Coins and Currency." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-4247; web site: http://financialservices.house.gov

*********************************************************************Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on "Improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 418 Russell Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-9126; web site: http://veterans.senate.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on "Charting a Path Forward: The Homeland Security Department's Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and Bottom-Up Review." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-2627; web site: http://www.hsgac.senate.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Hearing
Full committee hearing on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress." Witness(es): Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies
WHERE: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-7391; web site: http://banking.senate.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Gulf Clean Up and Restoration - Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on "Turning Ideas Into Action: Ensuring Effective Clean Up and Restoration in the Gulf." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-0411; web site: http://commerce.senate.gov
NOTE: Pre-set at 9:15 a.m.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on "Ensuring Justice for Victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-3951; web site: http://www.judiciary.house.gov

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) book discussion on "The Battle Plan: A Roadmap for America's Future" and to discuss the differences between the progressivist vision for America and the founders' principles of free-market democracy. Speakers: author and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; and Arthur Brooks of AEI.
WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871, vrodman@aei.org; web site: http://www.aei.org RSVP: http://www.aei.org/event/100265

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHAT: American Meat Institute annual Hot Dog lunch to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Speakers: House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn.; Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla.; and former professional baseball players: Dale Murphy (Atlanta Braves), Lee Smith (Chicago Cubs), and Ron Guidry (New York Yankees)
WHERE: Rayburn Horseshoe, Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: Dave Ray, 202-587-4243, dray@meatami.com
NOTE: Credentialed media should pre-register to Dave Ray.

HEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Cato Institute discussion on "The Politics and Law of Immigration."
Speakers: Daniel Griswold, director of Cato's Center for Trade Policy Studies; Tim Lynch, director of Cato's Project on Criminal Justice; and Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies; and Gene Healy, Cato's vice president.
WHERE: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-789-5200; web site: http://www.cato.org

WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) news conference, beginning at 1 p.m., (live from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston) to discuss an upcoming International Space Station spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts.
Speakers: Dan Hartman, integration and mission operations manager at International Space Station Program at NASA; and Chris Edelen, Expedition 24 spacewalk flight director at NASA
WHERE: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, James Webb Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: John Yembrick, 202-358-1100, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or Kylie Clem, 281-483-5111, kylie.s.clem@nasa.gov; web site: http://www.nasa.gov

WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) discussion on "Leveraging Climate Data and Services to Manage Climate Change." Speakers: Thomas Karl, director of the National Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and chairman of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research; Michael Freilich, director of the Science Mission Directorate's Earth Science Division at National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters; and Ana Unruh-Cohen, deputy staff director for the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Center, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242, aschwartz@csis.org; web site: http://www.csis.org
RSVP: http://rsvp.technologyandpublicpolicy.org/event/NCS/

WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on "Safe Port Act Reauthorization: Securing our Nation's Critical Infrastructure." Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-0411; web site: http://commerce.senate.gov
NOTE: Pre-set at 1:45 p.m.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.WHAT: Al-Hewar Center discussion on "Yemen: National Crisis or Political Regime Problem?" Speaker: Qassim al Wazir of the Al-Hewar Center.
WHERE: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, Va.
CONTACT: 703-281-6277, alhewar@alhewar.com; web site: http://www.alhewar.com
NOTE: This event will take place in Arabic.
*********************************************************************Thursday, July 22, 2010

WHEN: 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: The National Defense University Foundation discussion on "The Trident and its Contribution to Deterrence." Speaker: Navy Rear Adm. Terry Benedict, director of the Strategic Systems Program
WHERE: The Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Elma Rhue, 202-685-3726, rhuee@ndu.edu
NOTE: RSVP required.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) discussion on "Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean." Speakers: Christine Pendzich, technical adviser on climate change and clean energy for U.S. Agency for International Development; Eric Olson, senior adviser at the WWC's Mexico Institute; Judith Morrison, senior adviser of the Social Sector, Gender and Diversity Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank; and Maria Carmen Lemos, associate professor of natural resources and environment at the University of Michigan.
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
RSVP: Email James Hodges at james.hodges@wilsoncenter.org

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing on "Oil Independence: Is it Possible?" Speakers: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; David Greene, corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Robbie Diamond, president of Securing America's Future Energy; Arlee Reno, senior vice president of Cambridge Systematics; and Alan Krupnick, senior fellow at Resources for the Future.
WHERE: SVC-203/202, U.S. Capitol
CONTACT: 202-628-1400; web site: http://www.eesi.org

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee hearing on "Workplace Safety and Worker Protections at BP."
Witness(es): Steve Flynn, vice president of health, safety, security and environment at BP Global in London, U.K.
WHERE: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
CONTACT: 202-224-5375; web site: http://help.senate.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress." Witness(es): Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies
WHERE: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-4247; web site: http://financialservices.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Full committee hearing on managing the Defense Department in a time of tight budgets. Witness(es): Elizabeth McGrath, deputy chief management officer of the Defense Department; Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal; Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work; and Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton, testify
WHERE: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-4151; recorded schedule 202-225-2675; web site: http://www.armedservices.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing
Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee hearing on "Transshipment and Diversion: Are U.S. Trading Partners Doing Enough to Prevent the Spread of Dangerous Technologies?" Witness(es): Assistant Commerce Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf of the Bureau of Industry and Security; and Acting Assistant Secretary of State Vann Van Diepen of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, testify
WHERE: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF) discussion on "Economic Security at Risk Introducing the First Integrated Measure of Americans' Economic Insecurity." Speakers: David Gray, director of NAF's Workforce and Family Program; Jacob Hacker, political science professor at Yale University; Janice Nittoli, associate vice president and managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation; Henry Aaron, senior fellow of economic studies at Brookings Institution; Gary Burtless, senior fellow of economic studies at Brookings Institution, Robert Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist
WHERE: NAF, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, brown@newamerica.net; communications@newamerica.net; web site: http://www.newamerica.net
RSVP: Available online.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) discussion on "Why the World Needs U.S. Climate Action" and how U.S. leadership on the reduction of carbon pollution will jump start a global race to create markets in clean energy technology that will benefit all.
Speakers: Jiahua Pan, executive director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Arabinda Mishra, director of the Climate Change Division at the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, India; Andrew Pendleton, senior research fellow on the Global Change Team at the United Kingdom's Institute for Public Policy Research; Marie Parramon of IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists in South Africa; and Andrew Light, CAP senior fellow
WHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site http://www.americanprogress.org
NOTE: RSVP required
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Cato Institute discussion on "The Implications of the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement." Speakers: Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute; Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; and Stephen Cohen, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at Brookings Institution
WHERE: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-789-5200, events@cato.org; web site: http://www.cato.org
NOTE: Register online by 12:30 p.m. July 21

WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Henry L. Stimson Center workshop to discuss the diplomatic initiatives that might follow the release of the Obama administration's "National Space Policy."
-- 12:30 p.m.: Peter Marquez of the National Security Council delivers keynote remarks
-- 1:45 p.m.: Panel on "space diplomacy initiatives, past and future"
-- 3 p.m.: Panel on "how best to pursue space diplomacy initiatives"-- 4 p.m.: Panel on "international perspectives on space diplomacy"
WHERE: Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Sam Black, 202-464-2676, sblack@stimson.org
NOTE: RSVP required

WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Don Blankenship, chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company delivers an address at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon.
WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Ballroom, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Melinda Cooke, 202-662-7516, mcooke@press.org

WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: House Ways and Means Committee - Full committee hearing on transfer pricing issues in the global economy.
Witness(es): TBA
WHERE: 1100 Longworth House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-3625; web site: http://waysandmeans.house.gov

WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) book discussion on "The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction." Speaker: author Donald Ritchie, historian of the U.S. Senate; and Donald Wolfensberger, director of WWC's Congress Project
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org

WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT: “Institute for International Public Policy 2010 Annual Reception.” Speaker: Andre Lewis, deputy assistant secretary of International and Foreign Language Education at the U.S. Department of Education.WHERE: Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.
CONTACT: Sonja Matanovic, SAIS Communications Office, 202-663-5644; smatanovic@jhu.edu; web site: www.sais-jhu.edu
RSVP: https://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx?page=eventsite.eventregistration&eventid=33

WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHAT: African Diaspora Film Festival; TransAfrica Forum; and The All Roads Film Project present the fifth Annual Washington D.C. African Diaspora Film Festival, which "features independent films from around the world that explore the richness and diversity of the human experience of people of color," July 22-25.
-- 7 p.m.: Film screening of "Freedom Riders," Stanley Nelson's new documentary about a critical turning point in the struggle for civil rights
WHERE: National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Stephanie Montgomery, 202-857-5838, smontgom@ngs.org; http://www.nationalgeographic.com

Friday, July 23, 2010

WHEN: 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: National Defense University Foundation discussion on "Missile Defense Policy." Speakers: Peppi DeBiaso, director of the Office of Defense Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
WHERE: The Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Elma Rhue, 202-685-3726, rhuee@ndu.edu
NOTE: You must RSVP to attend this event.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Global Green USA seminar on "Revving Up the 2011 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Five-Year Review Conference." Speakers: Piers Millett, political affairs officer at the Implementation Support Unit at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; and Paul Walker, director at the Security and Sustainability Program at Global Green USA
WHERE: Global Green USA, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-222-0700
RSVP: Email ggusadc@hotmail.com with your name, title, and affiliation.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: American Enterprise (AEI) discussion on "Do We Need a New Stimulus Package? Estimates of Spending and Tax Multipliers." Speakers: Robert Barro, professor of economics at Harvard University and research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research
WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871, vrodman@aei.org; web site: http://www.aei.org

WHEN: 12:15 p.m.
WHAT: Alliance for Health Reform briefing on "The $174 Billion Question: How to Reduce Diabetes and Obesity." Speakers: Lynn Vaughn of the YMCA; Robert Berenson of the Urban Institute; Ron Ackerman of the Indiana University School of Medicine; Ed Howard of the Alliance; and Deneen Vojta of the UnitedHealth Group
WHERE: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Columbus Club, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-789-2300, info@allhealth.org
RSVP: http://www.allhealth.org


Useful Calendars:

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/ -- US State Department daily appointments schedule

http://www.defenselink.mil/today/index.aspx?showdate=03/30/2007 -- Today in Department of Defense (DoD)

http://www.capitolhearings.org/ -- C-SPAN’s schedule of Congressional Hearings

http://npc.press.org/ -- National Press Club

http://www.si.edu/events/ -- Smithsonian Events

http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/ -- Library of Congress

Friday, 16 July 2010

kuna Mdau ameomba kumwona Mgombea mwenza wa Rais Jakaya kikwete kwenye uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka huu mheshimiwa Dk Mohamed Gharib Bilal kwa ukaribu zaidi.Naomba Kuwasilisha

Thursday, 15 July 2010


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Mr John Aglionby

International Economy News Editor, Financial Times and former Jakarta-based Correspondent

Date: Tuesday 20th July 2010
Time: 9.00am for 09.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus / Regents Park / Great Portland Street

By kind invitation of:

Free (Asia House Corporate Members)
£25.00 (Asia House Patrons and Government)
£50.00 (Non-Members)

You are cordially invited to attend a breakfast briefing where Mr John Aglionby, International Economy News Editor, Financial Times and former Jakarta-based Correspondent, will discuss Indonesia's role both in the region and the world beyond.

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, the largest Muslim-majority country, a rapidly-maturing democracy, enjoying GDP growth of well over 5 per cent, a member of the G20 and extremely rich in myriad natural resources. Yet it is far from world power status. Why is this? Will it ever change? What will have to happen domestically for the world to start paying more attention to south-east Asia's largest nation? Or is Indonesia happy to play a second-fiddle role on the global stage?
John Aglionby is the FT's international economy news editor, a position he took up in November 2009 after spending 14 years as a journalist based in Jakarta. From 2006-2009 John was the FT's Jakarta correspondent, covering Indonesia, Timor-Leste and regional commodities. For the eight years before that he was the Guardian's south-east Asia correspondent, ostensibly covering the Association of South-East Asian Nations but travelling as far afield as Hong Kong and Fiji. He has covered everything from coups and revolutions to coffee-defecating civets and how to get off Bali's well-beaten tourist track.
The meeting will adopt the usual Asia House format and all comments will be unattributable.

Interested participants should register early for the meeting by email to pearly.tan@asiahouse.co.uk as spaces are limited.

I look forward to seeing you at Asia House.

Roddy Gow
Chief Executive

Forthcoming events:

13th and 14th October 2010 - Asian Business Leaders Summit and Gala Dinner

14th July 2010 - Lecture - China
The Rt Hon The Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Haymarket Group and Founding Patron of the 48 Group Club

20th July 2010 - FT Briefing Series - Indonesia
John Aglionby, International Economy News Editor, Financial Times and former Jakarta-based Correspondent

21st July 2010 - Senior Business Leader Briefing - Asia
Sir David John KCMG, Chairman, BSI Group

22nd July 2010 - Reception - Asia
Asia House Corporate Networking Reception

7th September 2010 - Breakfast Meeting - Asia
Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to Russia

29th September 2010 - Economists Briefing Series - Asia
George Magnus, Senior Economic Adviser, UBS Investment Bank

13th and 14th October 2010 - Conference and Gala Dinner - Asia
Asian Leaders Business Summit

10th November 2010 - Breakfast Meeting - Asia
Jonathan Porritt, Co-founder and Programme Director of Forum for the Future

2nd December 2010 - Seminar - Asia
Mr Miles Young, Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy

Dates To Be Confirmed:

December 2010 - Economists Briefing Series - Asia
Stephen King, Group Chief Economist and Global Head of Economics and Asset Allocation research

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010


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Hafidh hassan angombea ubunge visiwani zanzibar

The Daily Telegraph

COVER STORY: 'An end to life in prison for all murders'
A justice minister has indicated that automatic life sentences for murders might be scrapped as part of a larger review of the legal system that will break 'murder' down into 'first' and 'second' degree murder. (Link)
'Billionaire 'Mossad spy' in fear days before fatal fall' p.13
An Egyptian billionaire, Dr. Ashraf Marwan, has been accused of spying for Israel's Mossad; a week before his 'accidental' death he had warned his wife that his enemies were seeking to kill him.
'Pakistan to pull plug on TV tyrants' p.14
Proposed new laws banning live coverage of terror attacks and anti-state remarks by Pakistan's Islamist 'shock jocks' may be implemented; however, the move might also dampen healthy criticism of the government in the process.
'Allies try to win over Taliban fighters' p.14
British and American generals in Afghanistan in conjunction with the Karzai administration have been working to create plans to persuade up to 36,000 Taliban fighters to lay down their weapons by 2015, a program that will be implemented with 'hundreds of millions of pounds of foreign aid' and will be agreed upon at the Kabul conference next week.
'Al-Qaeda link to Uganda bombings' p.15
'Somali Islamists' linked to Al-Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the Uganda bombings that took place during the World Cup Final on Sunday that killed at least 74 individuals. The event marks the fault lines still in existence in Somalia and the conflict that threatens to spill across its neighbour's borders. (link)
'Israel made Gaza flotilla 'mistakes'' p.16
An internal military investigation has found that senior level officials 'made mistakes' in the planning and execution of Israel's raid on Gaza.
'Sudan president accused of genocide' p.16
The International Criminal Court yesterday charged President Omar Al-Bashir with three counts of genocide in Darfur, the first-ever issuing of such charges by the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. (link)
The Guardian
COVER STORY: 'Warnings as pro-market NHS unveiled' The government today unveiled a radical, pro-market agenda in healthcare with proposals to encourage hospitals to increase private income and give GPs responsibility for "buying" medical services. (link)
'New interrogation policy faces early legal challenge' p.4
Lawyers acting for Iraqi civilians threaten judicial review over failure to ban hooding. The government's interrogation guidelines for intelligence officers are facing their first legal challenge, less than a week after they were published as part of David Cameron's attempt to signal a break with the counter-terrorism practices of the Labour administration. (Link)
'Ministers exaggerated Saddam threat, diplomat tells enquiry' p.10
Former diplomat Carne Ross says exaggeration, accretion and editing of intelligence documents led to lies in threat assessment. (Link)
'Soldier jailed for refusing to go back to Afghanistan is freed'p.11
A soldier who was jailed after refusing to return to Afghanistan because he opposed the war was released from prison yesterday.(Link)
'Israel blames poor planning and intelligence mistakes for flotilla disaster' p.14
Flawed preparation played key role in tragic outcome of Israel's assault on Gaza-bound flotilla, says inquiry. (Link)
Uganda bomb blasts kill at least 74' p.15Somali Islamist militants claim responsibility for worst attack in east Africa since US embassy bombings in 1998. (Link)
'Omar al-Bashir charged with Darfur genocide'p.15
Hague court issues arrest warrant for Sudanese president, adding international pressure to further isolate regime. (link)
COMMENT: Jonathan Steele: 'Cameron must make the case for talks with the Taliban' p.24
Obama's mantra is that there is a political fix for Afghanistan. The PM's job in the US next week is to help him realise it. (link) The Times
COVER STORY: 'Fear and loathing at No 10'
Gordon Brown was allowed to take Labour to defeat at the general election despite the belief of many of his Cabinet colleagues that he could not win. (Link)
OPINION:'Sakineh Ashtiani' p.2
Iran’s decision to suspend the execution by stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is welcome but does not mean her death sentence has been lifted. (Link)
'Bomb plot men get life' p.4
At Woolwich Crown Court, three men were given life sentences for plotting to kill hundreds of people in a terrorist attack.'
'‘Iran has kidnapped my daughter and shut her in hellhole prison as a hostage’' p.25
A young American woman who has been incarcerated for a year in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison was abducted by the Iranians before being used as a bargaining chip and subjected to psychological torture, her mother said yesterday. (link)
'Stoning woman smuggles out thanks' p.25
The Iranian woman who was saved from death by stoning after an international outcry has smuggled a message out of prison thanking the world for its support but expressing fears that she will be hanged instead. (link)
'Islamist terror group claims responsibility for World Cup bombings' p.27
A Somali insurgent group with links to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility last night for co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala that killed scores of football fans watching Sunday’s World Cup final. (Link)
'Israelis made mistakes but Gaza aid flotilla was armed, general says' p.31
An Israeli military investigation into raid on an aid boat for Gaza found that mistakes were made in the intelligence gathering and decision-making processes but it also accused activists of firing at the boarding party. (link)
The Independent
COVER STORY: 'Financial control devolved to GPs in huge NHS reform "gamble"'The NHS is going to undergo the sixth major reform of service in 20 years in the government's aim to delivery better quality health care. Healthy Secretary Andrew Lansley's white paper titled Liberating the NHS reveals that 25,000 GPs will take charge of the bulk of the £105bn budget in a bid to remove extra layers of bureaucracy. (link)
'Police payout for men beaten at Gaza protest'
Two protestors beaten by unidentified police during a Gaza protest January of last year have been compensated with £25,000 from the Metropolitan police. Police have also written a letter to twin brothers Ashley and Russell Inglis stating that they 'should not have been struck with a baton.' (link)
'Two jailed for life over liquid bombs'
Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed and Waheed Zaman were jailed for life yesterday after being convicted of conspiring to murder hundreds of people by blowing up seven transatlantic airliners with liquid bombs. (link)
'Egyptian Islamists attempt to draw veil over "salacious" masterpiece'
Member of the 'Islamist Lawyers without Shackles' group Ayman Abdel Hakeem wants to censor the tales told in the Arabian Nights because the epic contains 'profantities which can not be acceptable in Egyptian society.' (link)
'Flotilla deaths were a "mistake," says IDF report'The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has commissioned a report stating that the killing on nine Turks in a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla was a "mistake." Although the full details of the report have not been published, the IDF also defends the use of live ammunition by commandos and congratulates them on their "professionalism, bravery and resourcefulness." (link)
Al Jazeera
COVER STORY: 'New cap placed over gushing BP well' Energy giant BP has installed a new cap atop a ruptured deep-sea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which it is hoped will stop the flow of oil after almost three months. (Link)
'Al-Shabab claims Uganda bombings'Somalia's al-Shabab group has said it carried out twin bomb attacks that killed at least 74 people in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. (Link)
'ICC charges Bashir with genocide'
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has added genocide to the list of charges against Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan. (Link)
'Abducted Iranian seeks return'
A nuclear scientist that the Iranian government claims was abducted by US agents has taken refuge in the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC, Iranian state media has reported. (Link)
'Report: 2010 worst for Afghanistan'
The current year has been the most violent in Afghanistan since the US-led forces invaded the land-locked central Asian country in 2001, an Afghan rights group has said. (Link)
'Israel: Use of live fire justified'
An Israeli military investigation into the raid on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships has concluded that "the use of live fire" that killed nine activists "was justified". (Link)
The Evening Standard (12th)
COVER STORY: 'The sewer camp of Westminster'MPs have accused protesters in Parliament Square of turning the World Heritage site into a sewer after the High Court delayed the order for them to be evicted.
'We can't move £2000 a week benefits family until the rules change' P.10A family of former asylum seekers getting £2,000 a week in housing benefits to live in a £2.1 million Kensington three-story home will be allowed to stay, the government revealed today. The Department for Work and Pensions said the Abdi and Sayruq Nur could stay at least until April next year when the rules change and a limit on housing benefit is imposed.
The Daily Mail
LEAD STORY: 'Migration and high birth rates will increase UK population by 2051'New research by academics at the University of Leeds suggests the population of the UK could reach nearly 80 million by the middle of this century. High levels of immigration, birth rates and people living longer will all be contributing factors. (Link)
'Fined for your burka? I'll pay'
French Muslim businessman Rachid Nekkaz is setting up a fund to help women pay fines for wearing the burka. MPs in France are to vote today on whether to ban the full face veils. (Link)
'Chilcot: ask for an inquest into Dr Kelly's death'
The head of the Iraq war inquiry has called for a full inquest into the death of the weapons inspetor Dr David Kelly. (Link)
The Sun

LEAD STORY: 'Asylum dad defends posh pad'
An unemployed Somali man living with his family in a £2million house paid for by the government has responded to negative reports by stating that the arrangement is fair. (Link)
'Jet blast 3 get life'Three British Muslims linked to a terror plot to blow up 19 passenger jets were jailed for life yesterday. The men from east London were found guilty of conspiracy to murder at Woolwich crown court.
'UK '20% migrants''New research suggests that ethnic minorities will make up a fifth of the UK's population by 2051. Experts claim the population is likely to rise up to 78 million by the middle of this century.
'Osama love-in'A British surrogate mother who is pregnant with Osama Bin-Laden's grandchild has fallen in love with another relative of the al-Qaeda leader. (Link)

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010






17:00 – 22:00



Mwenyekiti wa CCM Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa pampjana Rais wa Zanzibar Amani Abedi Karume(kulia) pamoja na Makamu wa RaisDr.Ali Mohamed Shein(wapili kushoto), pampja na mgombea mwenzaDr.Mohamed Gharib Bilal mwishoni mwa mkutano mkuu wa CCM mjini Dodomajan usiku.
Mwenyekiti wa CCM ,Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwatambulishaMgombea Urais wa Zanzibar Dr.Ali Mohamed Shein(kushoto) na mgombeamwenza bara Dr.Mohamed Gharib Bilal kwa wajumbe wa mkutano mkuu wa CCMjana usiku

Mke wa Rais Mama Salma Kikwete akimpongeza Mwenyekiti wa CCM,Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete kwa kuchaguliwa kwa zaidi ya silimia 99kuwa mgombea pekee wa Urais kwa tiketi ya CCM(picha na Freddy Maro)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

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By Majed Al-Suqairi

MADINA – Former US heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, who is on a visit to the Kingdom to perform Umrah, Sunday prayed at the Quba’ and Qiblatain mosques.
He also visited the Islamic University and met the university’s president, Dr. Muhammad Al-Oqla, and American nationals studying there.
Tyson was mobbed whereever he went. Large numbers of fans gathered around the hotel where he is staying near the Prophet’s Mosque. Some people waited for hours just to see him and take his pictures.
Tyson had to scurry toward the Prophet’s Mosque for Dhuhr prayers as fans gathered around him in large numbers. He used the Shimagh of one of his companions to cover his head but the fans recognized him and followed him.
“I am happy that I have fans who love me here in the Kingdom, but I hope they leave me alone to enjoy my spiritual moments at the Holy Sites,” he said.
“I couldn’t resist shedding tears when I came to know that I was in one of the gardens of paradise,” Tyson said referring to Arrawda in the Prophet’s Mosque.
Tyson was accompanied by Shahzad Muhammad, head of the Canadian Dawah Association, which organized his visit to Saudi Arabia.
“Tyson became emotional when offering Salam to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),” said Shahzad.
“He cried for more than half an hour while standing in front of the Prophet’s grave, raising his hands.”
“He remained in front of the Rawdah for hours praying, reciting the Qur’an and making supplications,” Shahzad said.
Later Mike Tyson went to the Meqat to change into Ihram for Umrah. - Okaz/S

Friday, 9 July 2010

July 8, 2010


- Building a Better Security Budget: Ask the Expert – John Norris, Center for American Progress, July 1, 2010 – web link: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/07/norris_video.html

- The Counterinsurgency’s Impossible Trilemma by Lorenzo Zambernardi, The Washington Quarterly, July 2010 – web link: http://twq.com/10JULY/index.cfm?id=397

- New START Is No Mistake by Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution, July 7, 2010 – web site: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0707_start_talbott_pifer.aspx

- Obama’s National Space Policy: Subordinating National Security to Arms Control by Baker Spring, Heritage Foundation, June 6, 2010 – web link: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/07/Obamas-National-Space-Policy-Subordinating-National-Security-to-Arms-Control

- The Political Battle in Iraq by Kenneth Pollack, Brookings Institution, June 30, 2010 – web link: http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2010/0630_iraq_trip_pollack.aspx


- China – Pakistan Relations by Jamal Afridi, Council on Foreign Relations Backgrounder, July 6, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/10070/chinapakistan_relations.html


- It Depends on What the Definition of ‘Austerity’ Is by Veronique de Rugy, The American: The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute, July 1, 2010 – web link: http://www.american.com/archive/2010/june-2010/it-depends-on-what-the-definition-of-austerity-is

- The Rising Threat of Deflation by John H. Makin, American Enterprise Institute Outlook Series, July 2010 – web link: http://www.aei.org/outlook/100971

- State of the States 2010: How the Recession Might Change States – The Pew Center on the States, February 2010 – web link: http://tinyurl.com/yax33mz


- A Chilling Response to the Gulf Oil Spill – interview with Jack Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations, July 2, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22573/chilling_response_to_gulf_oil_spill.html?breadcrumb=%2Fissue%2F17%2Fenergyenvironment

- Law of Sea Implications for Gulf Spill – interview with Caitlyn Antrim, Council on Foreign Relations, July 2, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22585/law_of_sea_implications_for_gulf_spill.html?breadcrumb=%2Fissue%2F17%2Fenergyenvironment


- Diplomacy Derailed: The Consequences of Diplomatic Sanctions by Tara Maller, The Washington Quarterly, July 2010 – web link: http://twq.com/10JULY/index.cfm?id=399


- Brick by Brick: A Half-Decade of Immigration Enforcement and the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform by C. Stewart Verdery, Center for American Progress, June 28, 2010 – web link: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/06/brick_by_brick.html

- Obama’s Unclear Path on Immigration Reform by Edward Alden and Bernard Schwartz, Council on Foreign Relations, July 1, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22583/obamas_unclear_path_to_immigration_reform.html

- Rethinking Immigration Policy in the U.S. – web chat with Darrel West, Brookings Institution, July 7, 2010 – web link: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0707_immigration_chat.aspx

- Why Immigration Reform Matters to Metro by Audrey Singer and Jill Wilson, Brookings Institution, July 6, 2010 – web link: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0706_immigration_singer.aspx


- ‘Critical’ Moment for Obama, Netanyahu – interview with Robert Danin, Council on Foreign Relations, July 6, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22587/critical_moment_for_obama_netanyahu.html

- Fire the Mideast Policy Team! By Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations, July 7, 2010 – web link: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22608/fire_the_mideast_policy_team.html?breadcrumb=%2Fissue%2F

- Impact of Iran Sanctions Legislation: An Energy Perspective by Frank A. Verrastro and Nitzan Goldberger, Center for Strategic & International Studies, June 29, 2010 – web link: http://csis.org/publication/impact-iran-sanctions-legislation

- Nudging Israel Forward by Martin S. Indyk, Brookings Institution, July 7, 2010 – web link: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0707_obama_netanyahu_indyk.aspx

- The Shifting Sands of State Power in the Middle East by Alastair Crooke, The Washington Quarterly, July 2010 – web link: http://twq.com/10JULY/index.cfm?id=396

- Sustainability is Elusive for Persian Gulf Regional Security System by Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress, June 29, 2010 – web link: http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/print/5918


- Could the Taliban Take Over Pakistan’s Punjab Province? By Ahmad Majidyar, Middle Eastern American Enterprise Institute Outlook Series, June 2010 – web link: http://www.aei.org/outlook/100967


- California Dreaming: New Primary System Unlikely to Reduce Partisan Polarization and Gridlock in the Golden State by Alan I. Abramowitz, University of Virginia Center for American Politics, July 1, 2010 – web link: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball

- Election 2010: Senate Balance of Power – Rasmussen Report, July 7, 2010 – web link: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/election_2010_senate_balance_of_power

- For House Democrats: More Favorable Terrain Than ’94 by Rhodes Cook, University of Virginia Center for American Politics, June 24, 2010 – web link: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/frc2010062401

- Potential Impact of the Latino Electorate in the 2010 Elections – The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, June 2010 – web link: http://tinyurl.com/2g6tl7b

- Voting Intentions Even, Turnout Indicators Favor GOP – Pew Research Center, July 1, 2010 – web link: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1650/midterm-election-outlook-voter-turnout-especially-older-voters-favors-gop

Additional Resources:

Foreign Press Center Web Site – www.fpc.state.gov
Congressional Research Service Reports - http://www.fpc.state.gov/c18185.htm
U.S. Government Reports - http://fpc.state.gov/c18184.htm


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