Author Archives: The Last Immigrant
Meet George Mel, the 23-year-old South Sudanese who built a plane in his back yard, amidst fighting and shooting close to his home. Mel, who is now employed by the South Sudan Air Force dreams of studying Aeronautical Engineering, aiming to one day develop a farming drone to spray crops as well as design and build full-size planes.
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On today’s issue, we will talk about two vigorous Cameroonians, Louis Nforbelie Ngwa and Nicoline Neh Tamufor Epse Ngwa, who having partly lived, travelled and worked abroad, decided it was time to invest and give back to the community some of the knowledge and experiences gained in the foreign. Nicoline had the privilege of living abroad as a child and teenager, as her parents were diplomats. Louis, a university of Yaounde 1 graduate and a construction environmentalist, is currently working on the SCPX pipeline project in Azerbaijan. He has worked in several countries on various pipeline projects including the Chad Cameroon Pipleline project in 2001, BTC/SCP Pipeline project in Georgia, Sakhalin Pipeline project in Russia, WREP project in Azerbaijan, Ambatovy Slurry pipeline project in Madagascar and the PNG-LNG pipelines project in Papua New Guinea.
Grit, strokes and drama accompanied the ladies final today in Melbourne Parks. It was their 17th encounter, with Williams winning the last 14. It was time for Sharapova to break the trend, but no matter how much she tried, and try she did, the Rod Laver Arena belonged to Serena Williams. The world Nr.1 took the first game of the first set after an unfortunate double fault from the 2nd seed, going into an early break lead. With fantastic angle shots, sharp returns and rocket serves, Serena took the first set 6-3 in just 47 minutes.
33 years old and world No. 1 Serena Williams, wins compatriot 19 years old Madison Keys to qualify for the finals of the Australian Open after five years, in straight sets 7-6 6-2. Williams who had some difficulties in the first set against the very talented and hard knocking Ms Keys said, she “was just happy to get through it today.” Keys had 8 more winners to the No. 1’s nineteen, 12 Aces almost equalling her opponent’s 13; But Serena’s apparent experience, forced her young opponent into making 23 unforced errors more than the No. 1, thus hooking the game to her advantage. La Williams was clearly the better player today, but Madison established that she was a force to reckon with in the future.
As well as maintain a balanced weight gain and fight obesity, engaging in regular physical exercises is very effective in increasing lifespan, decreasing the effects of aging and benefiting the cardiovascular system.
Sheryl and I have decided on Jogging. Why? Because, Jogging can be very helpful in reducing the risk of lung, colon, breast and prostate cancers, among others. It prevents muscle and bone damage that often occurs with age, improves heart performance and blood circulation and assists in preserving a balanced weight gain. So as you can see, jogging is Diamond, and the good news is, you can have it for FREE. All you need is your running gear and off you hit the tracks, any day, any time. You do not necessarily need a gym to run. Open air/Outdoor running is even much better than using a treadmill as it improves energy level and increases concentration. If you are an indoor running person, then please keep at it. Important is, you keep exercising. We are starting on Feb 2, doing 2 days a week per 30 minutes and slowly build up speed and pace. You can start with less, you can start with more. Essential is, you determine the rhythm that works best for you.