More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img read more

Things are shaping up nicely, track consultant assures Minister Norton


first_imgMINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, last Thursday, received a status update on works being executed on both sites of the Synthetic Tracks Project.The primary updates were provided during a meeting with the project’s external supervising consultant and engineer from BSW Regupol, Mr Patrick Heinen, who recently conducted the third of four scheduled inspection visits.The meeting, hosted at Minister Norton’s Main Street, Georgetown office, included Permanent Secretary, Ms Melissa Tucker; Assistant Director of Sport and project manager, Ms Melissa Dow-Richardson; the Ministry’s maintenance inspector, Mr Oswin Crawford; along with local consultants from AquaSun Designs – Mr Orin Boyce and Mr Jason Baptiste.The engagement followed a series of inspections and evaluations carried out by the project management team, consultants and engineers, over the past week.According to Mr Heinen, the Linden aspect of the project is “shaping up nicely”, but there have been some minor glitches at the Berbice site.“We looked at works that have already been done, works that are ongoing, as well as works that are projected to be done,” Heinen informed the meeting.He explained that works being executed by Builders Hardware in Linden are on par with the projected timeline of the project.Heinen estimates that the Region 10 track will be ready for the laying of asphalt materials within the next two months.“That part of the project will take approximately 20 days, so it should be completed by September,” Heinen pointed out.The engineer noted that the asphalt would require two weeks to cure, after which, the facility would be ready for the installation of synthetic material, thereby completing the track.“Other works will still continue during the asphalt curing phase,” Heinen said.In the meantime, the team is working to address some of the minor challenges tied to the project, so as to ensure that the year-end timeline remains intact.Prior to the meeting, Minister Norton paid a impromptu visit to the construction site in New Amsterdam, Berbice to inspect the works completed so far.Dr Norton remains hopeful that both sites of the Synthetic Tracks Project would be finished before 2020.The Minister remains committed to providing local athletes with state-of-the-art facilities that can not only be used for adequate practice, but also for the hosting of prestigious meets such as the Carifta Games, as well. The next edition of the Carifta Games is set for 2021, right here in Guyana.last_img read more

Syracuse advances to 3rd straight CHA title game with 4-0 drubbing of RIT


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ BUFFALO, N.Y. — In December, after Syracuse blew a two-goal lead to tie with Rochester Institute of Technology, SU head coach Paul Flanagan lamented his team’s performance. “One of the worst defeats I’ve been around,” Flanagan said on Dec. 2nd. “It was an awful hockey game. Brutal. Just brutal.”In the three meetings between the schools since then, SU has outscored the Tigers, 10-2, while registering 59 more shots on net. In the HarborCenter on Friday night in the conference semifinals, Syracuse piled on four more goals and 42 shots to its impressive totals.The dominance over RIT continued for Syracuse (16-12-5, 14-4-2 College Hockey America) as the team that started the season 0-4-2 advanced to a third straight CHA title game, smothering the Tigers (7-27-2, 4-14-2), 4-0. The Orange overwhelmed by controlling the offensive zone, tiring out RIT and peppering Tigers goalie Jenna de Jonge with shots throughout the night.“We really wanted to go after them and make their (defense) work,” Flanagan said. “Eliminate their game and maybe try to spring people.”Despite owning possession and shots in the first period, Syracuse couldn’t capitalize on any of its numerous scoring chances. It wouldn’t matter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a span of 1:35 in the middle of the second period, Syracuse finally displayed the domination on the scoreboard. First, Heather Schwarz tucked away a rebound on the doorstep from Megan Quinn’s blast. 1-0. Then as RIT tried to clear the zone, an SU poke check had the puck pinballing from skate to skate where it eventually found Kelli Rowswell’s stick. All alone in the slot she fired on net, bouncing the puck off de Jonge’s shoulder and just by her glove, 2-0.The Orange was able to pin RIT in the defensive zone for upwards of one or even two minutes multiple times. The zone control enabled SU to frequently change and keep fresh skaters and shooters on the ice while RIT’s skaters were trapped, left to toil away, chasing pass after pass.“Being on the offensive side of it,” Quinn said, “it’s fun. It’s fun keeping them in and making them work around and getting them tired.”With 18:14 left in the game, Quinn delivered another goal. Allie Munroe tacked on a power-play goal securing the commanding victory.“Being able to play so well and dominate them as much as we did was huge,” goalie Abbey Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep it going for tomorrow.”The title game is familiar territory for SU. Every player and coach for Syracuse remembers that agony of losing the CHA Title in overtime to Mercyhurst last year. They recall the sting of dropping the title bout to RIT just twelve months before that.Since starting a program and joining the CHA in 2008, SU has been to five conference title games. Drubbing RIT was just another opportunity to get back to there. Syracuse found a way to change the narrative against the Tigers this season. Now, it has to do that in the season’s biggest game.“There’s a lot of disappointment,” Flanagan said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to come up with a ‘W.’”After the win, Syracuse players emerged from the locker room all wearing the same shirt. Navy blue with “BTC” emblazoned in big orange letters across the front.“BTC” has been a motto for Syracuse during the season, taking on many secret meanings. For this weekend, there is one they revealed.“Break the cycle.” Comments Published on March 4, 2017 at 12:03 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more