Saturday, March 28, 2009
Niger Links March 28th
400 Ghanaian truck drivers detained in Niger
N.Africa Qaeda demands hostages-for-militants swap
French president arrives in Niger
Sarkozy wraps up Africa trip
Friday, March 27, 2009
NIGER: Teacher strike threatens to reverse MDG gains
Sarkozy, Visiting West Africa, Wants End to ‘Colonial’ Ways
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
How is travel in Niger again?
"Casella says millions of people in West Africa and beyond will be in deep trouble if the air service closes. She says there are some areas that can only be reached by air because of security concerns or impassable roads. She cites Niger as an example.
"In Niger, air services are required due to security reasons. The UN Department of Safety and Security has banned all travel by road after several mine incidents and ambushes in the north and east of the country," added Casella. "And, even where roads are passable, it can take up to four days to drive to some of the most remote locations in Niger. And, those same destinations can be reached within two hours by air."
A UN study shows it is actually more cost-effective to fly aid personnel in Niger, because vehicles take too long to get to their destination. The study finds agencies can save nearly $1,000 per passenger by flying rather than driving.
Casella says high profile emergencies tend to attract money for the air service, whereas low-profile emergencies do not. She says it makes little sense for donors to give money for food, medicine and other relief, while not providing the money for transport to get the aid workers to the people who need their help."
Monday, March 09, 2009
90Days - A daily task blog
We invite you to take a look at Randy's daily task log at http://dustypenguin.blogspot.com
It is an daily log that will help answer the question, "What do you do?"
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Portable email across operating system platforms
New entry in the tech blog. See http://dustypenguin.com/techpenguin/#[[Portable%20email%20across%20operating%20system%20platforms]]
I hope to add more entries soon. RRP
The tech penguin
Part of what I've wanted to do with this site is create a place where I could share computer ideas and solutions with you. In order to do that I am starting a secondary blog as part of this site called tech penguin. Right now it is pretty bare, but I hope as I add contec.nt it will be one of those places you can go for solutions for your computer questions and problems
The blog is here or at http://dustypenguin.com/techpenguin/
Sunday, June 01, 2008
First of June links
Hey! Welcome to a little feature I'd like to add that gives you a few links once in a while from the internet. The internet is a wild and woolly place, but I would like to give you the inside track on some of the sites I found interesting, and family friendly. The category will be called "Links From The 'Net"
Title: max-width in Internet Explorer
Description: Most web-developers know that IE has fallen behind in the race for standards and being able to show the latest and greatest...
Title: What is Elisa?
Description: Elisa is an open source cross-platform Media Center connecting the internet to your all-in-one media player.
Description: Robots.txt is a text file present in the root
directory of a site which is used to control which pages are indexed by
a robot. If you use the 'disallow' word you can block parts of your
sites to be found by search engines.
Title: TrafficControlAndReport (for IPCOP)
Description: This MOD is a billing system for workgroups. It's dedicated to tariffication of traffic downloaded by GREEN interface users. It's also dedicated to control access to ipcop box.
Description: Play around with a web based software kaleidescope