Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 17:30 Written by Sakata Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:40
Four people have been confirmed dead, as the rescue mission comes to a close at the collapsed building under construction in Nairobi's Pipeline Estate
Brigadier George Owino who led the rescue mission, said they have called off the rescue mission, terming as rumors earlier reports that 16 people were still missing.
A team of rescuers from the army, police force, Kenya Red Cross, St John Ambulance and G4S have called off the search and cleared the site. All the rumbles from the collapsed building have been cleared.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:56 Written by Sakata Monday, 13 June 2011 15:21
Showdown looms in parliament today, as the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC), table a report on three top judicial nominees amid standoff over the suitability of Director of Public Prosecution Mr. Keriako Tobiko.
Embattled DPP nominee Mr. Keriako Tobiko chance to head public prosecution hangs in the balance following allegations which put a dent to his professional integrity. ODM chief whip Jakoyo Midowo has called for further vetting of Tobiko before his fate is decided by Parliamentarians.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:54 Written by www.gaykenya.com Tuesday, 07 June 2011 15:48
Nomination of a pro-gay-rights chief and deputy chief justice is extraordinary in a country where homosexuality is stigmatised
Source: The Guardian
By Peter Anaminyi
Kenya is on the verge of having its "Gene Robinson" moment as parliament prepares to debate and confirm Kenya's first gay rights chief justice and deputy chief justice. Dr Willy Mutunga, the nominee for the chief justice position, is the current east Africa representative for Ford Foundation and was involved in facilitating the registration of a gay rights organisation.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 June 2011 07:42 Written by www.advocate.com Tuesday, 07 June 2011 13:51
Acknowledging its numerous gay members, the AARP has launched a new microsite addressing issues specific to older LGBT people.
The website features general news articles as well as specialized ones on personal finance, relationships, travel, health care, retirement planning, care-giving, taxation, employment discrimination, and a variety of other topics, according to an AARP news release. There is an interview with Dan Savage about older people’s influence on his It Gets Better Project, an article on dating for gay men over 50, and a guide to LGBT-friendly vacations. The site also offers an article from the current issue of AARP the Magazine on the impact of HIV on people over 50, plus a 20-part multimedia series AARP did on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
“We are proud to provide diverse, expert voices on topics that are important to all Americans 50+, including members of the LGBT community," said Hugh Delehanty, senior vice president and editor in chief of AARP's media properties, in the news release. “AARP understands that while all Americans 50+ share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers its own challenges, opportunities and contributions towards helping us get there. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate national Pride month than to launch this portal, which we hope will help members of the LGBT community and their loved ones get access to important information and relevant insights from experts and each other.”
Find the portal here.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 June 2011 07:44 Written by www.advocate.com Tuesday, 07 June 2011 13:48
The U.S. Army has launched a website that addresses issues and concerns related to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."
The website's introduction reads thus: "Since 1993, the law and policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) has provided that homosexual conduct is a bar to service in the Armed Forces. On Dec. 22, 2010, the DADT Repeal Act of 2010 became law. It provides for the repeal of DADT to be effective 60 days after the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify to Congress that the Armed Forces are prepared to implement repeal. The Army began educating Army personnel on the process and policies associated with the repeal of DADT on Feb. 17, 2011, in order to prepare the force for implementation. Until 60 days after certification, the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" remains in effect, and the Department of Defense will continue to apply the law as it is obligated to do."
The website includes a list of the top 10 things to know about repeal — including the fact that soldiers will not be segregated and that sexual orientation of soldiers will not be called into question. There's also an FAQ section, e.g. "When will certification and repeal occur?" and "Does repeal affect standards of conduct?"
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