Dickies

17 Dec 18
Tac's thoughts

Today I have an English project that the English teacher Miss Fan gave us to do. The English teacher told us that we needed to search some information about the trip to Elements ( Remember the blog ‘ Lost in Elements ‘ ) and our class needed to make a poster. The teacher first separate […]

17 Dec 18
Smart City Makassar

Smartcitymakassar.com, Makassar. Mengantisipasi penanganan masalah hukum di bidang perdata dan tata usaha negara, perusahaan daerah PD Pasar Makassar Raya menjalin kerjasama dengan Kejaksaan Negeri (Kejari) Makassar. Kerjasama ini ditandatangani oleh Syafrullah Direktur Utama PD Pasar Makassar Raya dan Kepala Kejari Makassar, Dicky Rachmat Raharjo. Direktur Utama PD Pasar Makassar Raya Syafrullah mengatakan, PD pasar dalam […]

17 Dec 18
Sound Books

Loud House Holiday Piano Lessons + BONUS School of Rock Jingle Bells | #MusicMonday ❤️ Subscribe to me here on Youtube! This video shows you how to play all your favorite Loud House Holiday songs like a piano perfectionist… a musical maestro… a verified virtuoso! 🎹 Oh, BTW… stick around to learn a bonus School […]

17 Dec 18
Sound Books

Loud House Holiday Piano Lessons + BONUS School of Rock Jingle Bells | #MusicMonday ❤️ Subscribe to me here on Youtube! This video shows you how to play all your favorite Loud House Holiday songs like a piano perfectionist… a musical maestro… a verified virtuoso! 🎹 Oh, BTW… stick around to learn a bonus School […]

17 Dec 18
Funny and Funnier

Current No 1 highlighted in bold: Ed Sheeran: Perfect Eminem Ft. Ed Sheeran: River Drake: God’s Plan Rudimental Ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen: These Days Lil Dicky Ft. Chris Brown: Freaky Friday Drake: Nice For What Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa: One Kiss Jess Glynne: I’ll Be There Clean Bandit Ft. Demi Lovato: […]

17 Dec 18
shadowplay

When I think of it, there are a surprisingly large number of Ealing films I haven’t seen. Now that I’m interested in Pat Jackson (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty), my attention focussed on THE GENTLE TOUCH (aka THE FEMININE TOUCH), a typical Ealing group dynamic movie about student nurses. Of course, an Ealing take on […]

17 Dec 18
Quartz
Kenya has made true a pledge to change the images on its currency when it promulgated its new constitution in 2010. The Central Bank of Kenya has launched new generation coins that exchanged the use of portraits of Kenyan individuals for native wildlife images. The new coin designs, which were introduced to the one, five, ten, and twenty shillings, paid tribute to Kenya’s environment and the nation’s rich abundance of wildlife. The rollout of the new-look currency coincided with the nation’s 55th independence date on Dec. 12 and was made by British banknote-manufacturer De La Rue. Paying homage to major wildlife species is pragmatic given how much it promotes tourism, a key foreign exchange earner in Kenya. In 2017, more than 2.3 million people visited Kenya’s national parks and game reserves, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Yet the bigger issue is an attempt to highlight Kenya’s diversity instead of celebrating specific leaders. When Kenya adopted its current constitution in 2010, the law dramatically decentralized power relations, promised for greater accountability and fairer distribution of resources. The law also dictated that coins and banknotes “bear images that depict or symbolize Kenya or an aspect of Kenya but shall not bear the portrait of any individual.” Currency notes usually featured the faces of the country’s first and second presidents, Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi respectively, while a limited 40-shilling coin featured the third president Mwai Kibaki. Removing their faces from the new currency—besides replacing holidays celebrating both Moi and Kenyatta with one commemorating the nation’s “heroes”— was a way of the charter to lessen the cult of personality and promote commonality in a nation where tribalism and ethnic affiliations are the arbiters of social, political, and economic life. Kenya has over 40 ethnic groups, yet access to resources and power have usually been for the few, and has led to deep rifts and violence especially around electioneering periods. The country has also only been led by presidents from two groups, namely Kikuyu and Kalenjin, and currencies bearing their faces work to emphasize the nation’s ethnicized political and economic reality. President Uhuru Kenyatta launches new Kenyan coins In 2012, that’s the message CBK had to heed when it launched a global campaign for a new currency design. The monetary authority called on artists and institutions to submit drawings that would “reflect the spirit of the new constitution” and would be “attractive, socially acceptable and culturally relevant” to Kenya. The call for proposals drew mock-ups from graphic designers online, with Kenyans earlier this year believing renderings by Nairobi-based graphic designer Dicky Hokie, Jr were the real ones. Despite the hype, the new-look currency has hit its first snag: the Consumer Federation of Kenya has filed a case in court to stop further printing saying there wasn’t much consultation of the public in the process of developing the designs.
17 Dec 18
Solomons Social Golf Club

For most of us the day was ROOTED. It seemed that every wayward shot finished close to the roots of a tree. Blair George (see photo) was the first to complain.  In my group Cyril Ho often finished next to roots.  More than once, in an attempt to hit the ball, his club bounced off a […]

17 Dec 18
your life in america

I just got home from playing handball in a parking lot against a wall of a local church. Exercise or any kind of physical fitness is an amazing counteraction to depression, even a walk around the neighborhood helps. There was a barbed wire fence along the backside of the parking lot that seperates the parking […]

17 Dec 18
DeltaZuluConsultancy

Dear Reader,   As it nears the end of 2018, let me narrate a wee tale of tyres, before you get all ‘tired’ from the year end wisdom (gyaan) that would be inundating you.   Read on, in case you are wondering about what I am rambling about….. read about tyre specifications , with those mysterious […]

16 Dec 18
digging deeper

SELAMAT DATANG DI EARTH – 02 ini mau bicara tentang satu lagu karya band lokal indonesia yang lagunya tajem banget. Tajem bagi gue sih gatau bagi yang lain, jadi coba di ulas bareng aja, kali aja ada yang beda pendapat, silakan aja.  .Feast sebuah band rock asal Jakarta yang sudah berdiri sejak 2013 ini sedang […]

16 Dec 18
The Gospel According to Sir Desmond Stirling

Satan’s Claws Are Coming to Town by Sir Desmond Stirling   Chapter 1 ‘Merry Christmas, Uncle Charles!’ ‘Merry Christmas, Simon!’ Charles, Viscount de Bourbon a Bisquit, gentleman, adventurer, patriot and Englishman (despite his gallic title), clanked champagne glasses with his young nephew. They both took a swig of the bubbly nectar. ‘I say, Uncle, this […]

16 Dec 18
Musical Meanderings

I managed to get my hit lists done really effectively, but December was the start of crunch time at school and I had to focus on finals and getting all my projects done, so the Top 50 has taken longer to finish than the other lists. I figured instead of leaving y’all in the dust […]

16 Dec 18
vinalfantasyfootball

Here are the 2nd-round (Semifinal) H2H Playoff Matchups for Week 15: (1) Mike vs. (4) Davey (2) Dicky vs. (3) Good Eye *************************** Jerry & Billy QB DeShaun Watson RB Christian McCaffrey RB Leonard Fournette RB Tevin Coleman WR Brandin Cooks WR Jarvis Landry WR Curtis Samuel K Ryan Succop D Jacksonville Jaguars *********** Mike […]

16 Dec 18
Vincent Loy's Online Journal

TVB Anniversary Awards 2018’s presentation ceremony had just concluded less than an hour ago (ceremony from 8.30pm to 11.00pm) with all the 16 awards presented and here’s the winner list alongside my opinions (I think I’m the fastest to post the full list of result with all the details and my thoughts): Most Improved Male […]