NewsWest Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread
DAKAR/OUGADOUGOU 22 September 2014 (IRIN) - As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.
irinnews.org | 22-Sep-2014 02:00
Côte d'Ivoire refugees stuck in Liberia due to Ebola crisis
ABIDJAN 19 September 2014 (IRIN) - Halted for several months, the voluntary repatriation of Ivoirian refugees in Liberia was to have resumed in July. However, the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Liberia has led the Ivoirian authorities to close the country's borders to prevent the disease from spreading, suspending refugee returns until further notice.
irinnews.org | 19-Sep-2014 02:00
How to boost food production in Africa
ADDIS ABABA 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.
irinnews.org | 15-Sep-2014 02:00
Hispanics slightly under represented in NBPD
Cape Verdean: 9 officers or 3.5 percent of the force. The percentage of the city's population of Cape Verdeans is unavailable.
Topix.net | 08-Sep-2014 06:43
Janza: Sudan shown us the light of 2015 AFCON qualifiers
Janza's debut as Zambia coach began on a high on Sunday following a 3-1 home win over Sudan at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Topix.net | 01-Sep-2014 17:03
Residents remember boy fatally struck by car
After lighting a tall, white candle, Rose Louis-Charles prayed at the small shrine set up where a 3-year-old boy was fatally hit by a car Friday afternoon.
Topix.net | 31-Aug-2014 01:20
Entertainers share talent to bring island show to Trudeau - Warwick Beacon
Trudeau Center clients got to go on an island vacation Tuesday without ever having to leave the center in Apponaug.
Topix.net | 14-Aug-2014 19:42
Cape Verdean president visits State House
Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca visited with Massachusetts state and federal officials behind closed doors in the Senate Reading Room, today.
Topix.net | 09-Aug-2014 01:49
Cabo Verde president to appear at city fundraiser
The president of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca, will be in the city on Saturday in support of an effort to memorialize soccer legend Carlos Alinho.
Topix.net | 04-Aug-2014 06:22
Today in SouthCoast
Let us help you plan your day with Today in SouthCoast. We compile some of the best events in the area, along with weather and road work to help you decide what to do.
Topix.net | 31-Jul-2014 07:15
Eugenia Sylvia, 92
Eugenia Sylvia, 92, of New Bedford died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility after a long illness.
Topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 23:25
New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa
JOHANNESBURG 07 July 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half.
irinnews.org | 07-Jul-2014 02:00
Publish The Quest
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon for the biggest weekend on Vashon.
Topix.net | 06-Jul-2014 22:07
'We are all representatives of the Cape Verdean community'
Daniel Rodriques is a descendant of John Theophilo Gonsalves, captain of the 37th voyage.
Topix.net | 06-Jul-2014 06:33
Kim Yong Nam Greets President of Cape Verde
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Tuesday sent a message of greeting to Jorge Carlos Fonseca, president of the Republic of Cape Verde, on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of its independence and proclamation of the Republic.
Topix.net | 05-Jul-2014 04:36
Fourth of July weekend events
David W. Oliveira/Standard-Times special file Members of the Fairhaven Village Militia fires a salute after the flag is raised during the Fairhaven Fourth of July celebration last year at Fort Phoenix.
Topix.net | 03-Jul-2014 06:41
Cape Verdean cuisine finds home in Dot
With Cape Verde's Independence Day coming up on Saturday- a day after our own July Fourth holiday- it's a perfect time to drop in and bask in the festivity and experience comfort food, Cape Verdean-style.
Topix.net | 02-Jul-2014 22:22
Postal Service stands firm on closing downtown office
In a June 23 letter to the mayor's office, Tom A. Samra, a vice president of facilities, said there is no basis to set aside the initial decision to relocate the central New Bedford post office to a smaller building in another part of the downtown.
Topix.net | 01-Jul-2014 12:04
Cabo Verde-Whaling Museum partnership means 'lots of cool stuff'
Among those participating in Monday night's signing of a Framework of Cooperation between the Whaling Museum and Cape Verde are, left to right Humberto Lima, President, Office of Cultural Heritage in Cabo Verde; behind him, the Honorable Armand Fernandes, Jr. ; New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell; behind him, James Russell, President & CEO, New Bedford ... (more)
Topix.net | 01-Jul-2014 07:55
Former African Leaders Call for Legalizing Low-Level Drugs
A frank report cited by two former African presidents has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses, saying that trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development in West Africa and abetting corruption.
Topix.net | 28-Jun-2014 04:52
Final seven musicians announced for 2014 American Folk Festival; five ...
The final seven artists for the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront have been announced - two of which are familiar faces to longtime festival-goers, five of which are newcomers.
Topix.net | 26-Jun-2014 21:25
St. Peter's Teen Center hosts exhibit on Cape Verdean whalers
Dave Eisenstadter, Special to the Reporter As they stalked the migration paths of the whales they hunted, Azoreans, Cape Verdeans, and Brazilians formed migratory paths of their own, some of which led directly to Dorchester.
Topix.net | 26-Jun-2014 14:10
Fourth of July events
Featuring fifty acts including chris Smither, Jonathan Edwards, John Gorka, Poor Old Shine, Vance Gilbert and more.
Topix.net | 26-Jun-2014 11:06
Enthisiastic crowds welcome Charles W. Morgan home
Carlos Ramos, an 88-year-old Navy veteran of World War II, had been waiting for Wednesday's arrival of the Charles W. Morgan since he learned last year the ship's 38th voyage would include a stop in the Whaling City.
Topix.net | 26-Jun-2014 06:47
Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85- report
Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday.
Topix.net | 19-Jun-2014 01:27
Cape Verdean Association hopes to revive Strand Theater
For decades the Strand Theater has stood lifeless, the shell of a former cinema that, in spite of neglect, has weathered the winds of time.
Topix.net | 08-Jun-2014 06:54
Open house set at future Cape Verdean Cultural Center
The Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford, Inc. invites the community to an open house at the future location of the Cape Verdean Cultural Center, located at 1157 Acushnet Ave. The open house is being held in concert with the Day of Portugal Celebrations set for June 5-8, 2014.
Topix.net | 29-May-2014 06:57
Genome breakthrough could help fight against sleeping sickness
KISUMU/NAIROBI 28 May 2014 (IRIN) - Scientists have welcomed the development of genome sequence data on the tsetse fly, the vector responsible for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. They say it could be instrumental in devising strategies to eradicate the fly and reduce deaths and the spread of other diseases associated with it.
irinnews.org | 28-May-2014 02:00
Cape Verde President Refers to Development of Relations with DPRK
Hong Son Phyo, DPRK ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde, on May 15 presented his credentials to Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca.
Topix.net | 26-May-2014 09:26
Gelzinis: Rep strives for peace at home
This is what Evandro Carvalho won six weeks ago, when voters in the 5th Suffolk District elected him to replace then-still-jailed Carlos Henriquez.
Topix.net | 23-May-2014 07:28
Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change
KISUMU 23 May 2014 (IRIN) - In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.
irinnews.org | 23-May-2014 02:00
Dot Ave. bar agrees to $80,000 fine over charges it barred entrance to minorities
The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced Friday.
Topix.net | 16-May-2014 19:59
Peterson: Vietnamese community rooted in Hub
Pham is the soft-spoken visionary of Viet Aid, a small multi-a service agency in Dorchester's Fields Corner neighborhood.
Topix.net | 14-May-2014 10:24
Delta B763 over Atlantic on May 12th 2014, weather radar failure
A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N181DN performing flight DL-478 from New York JFK,NY to Accra , was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean about 4.5 hours into the flight, approximate 1000nm short of Praia when at about 07:45Z the crew decided to turn around and divert to Atlanta,GA due to a failed weather radar and weather conditions ... (more)
Topix.net | 14-May-2014 06:15
'Dia de Cabo Verde' to shed light on nation's rich culture
Courtesy photo Acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral will spin his multicultural tales Saturday during 'Dia de Cabo Verde' at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Topix.net | 24-Apr-2014 07:44
LONDON 22 April 2014 (IRIN) - All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.
IRIN | 22-Apr-2014 02:00
Sarfraz Manzoor and his family have Cape Verde's beautiful beaches all to themselves
My wife and I have different ideas about a dream destination. Bridget just needs somewhere to sunbathe and swim while I bore quickly and need some culture and history.
Topix.net | 13-Apr-2014 20:27
TACV AT72 at Sao Filipe on Apr 5th 2014, bird strike
A TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-500, flight VR-4051 from Praia to Sao Filipe with 72 people on board, was on approach to Sao Felipe when a Rufous-capped Antthrush impacted one of the propellers of the aircraft.
Topix.net | 06-Apr-2014 20:15
UMass Dartmouth to Host K-16 Community Event April 11
UMass Dartmouth will host "Building Community through Mindfulness: Where Literacy and Diversity Interact," a free education event, Friday, April 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons.
Topix.net | 03-Apr-2014 16:42
Hot ticket: World jazz chanteuse
Lisbon-raised singer Carmen Souza returns to London this week. A star of Sunfest 2009, the Cape Verde singer plays Aeolian Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. Souza is touring to support her 2014 album, Live at Lagny Jazz Festival, which has a concert DVD and her fabulous video of Donna Lee, the bebop hit by Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
Topix.net | 03-Apr-2014 02:03
Tavares to pay tribute to late parents in Fall River concert
They topped the music charts, charmed Dick Clark on "American Bandstand," won a Grammy Award and performed for adoring fans around the world.
Topix.net | 01-Apr-2014 21:46
BCC concert to help Tavares pay tribute to parents
TICKETS: Floor seats $45; balcony seats $30. 6:15 VIP reception tickets are $65.
Topix.net | 29-Mar-2014 06:24
From Wikipedia : "Fontainhas is a settlement in the northern part of the island of Santo Antao, Cape Verde.
Topix.net | 24-Mar-2014 20:45
Madeleine McCann: Black Euclides Monteiro Is A Brown Moroccan And Other Facts
MADELEINE McCann: Anorak's look the missing child in the news. In 2009, Cape Verdean national Euclides Monteiro, 40, died in a tractor accident.
Topix.net | 22-Mar-2014 11:45
BPL exhibit maps changing face of the city's neighborhoods
David Eisenstadt From Irish, Jews, and Italians to Vietnamese, Haitians and Cape Verdeans, a new map exhibition covering the past 100 years shows Boston's changing population.
Topix.net | 20-Mar-2014 12:06
Cape Verdean dish featured in Saturday 'Cook-Off'
Some call it "cachupa," some "munchupa," and others even "chu-chu." Some like it watery, while others like it thick.
Topix.net | 20-Mar-2014 06:57