THE Chinese companies informed us that their nationals are in positions such as head painters or head bricklayers and they have obtained work permits to execute these jobs which we do not have a scarcity in Namibia. – Vilbard Usiku, The Equity Commissioner, told The Namibian that his office received several complaints about Chinese construction companies employing unskilled Chinese nationals.
I THINK in all instances the President tries to balance our commitment to human rights... but also that we can continue to carry out our relationships with key countries overseas. – John Brennan, Obama’s counter terrorism adviser, in a statement about US relations with China.
THE UN creates a political consensus among countries, but it’s not a judge and jury about which side violated what agreement. – Jon Alterman, Middle East director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington in a statement as analysts express doubt that the presence of UN observers in Syria would help improve the situation or halt terrorist bombings.
ENGLAND football is very important for the country but I don’t know if it is as important any more to the players. – English Premier league side Totenham Hotspurs boss Harry Redknapp has claimed that the new generation of players do not value international football as much as their predecessors.
From the History Books
I’VE always been someone who really watches other people, human behavior. To watch it and be able to express it through your version has always been really exciting to me. – Christina Rene Hendricks (born May 3 1975) is an English-American actress known for her role as Joan Holloway in the AMC cable television series Mad Men, and as Saffron in Fox’s short-lived series Firefly.
Their sacrifices must inspire all Namibians who were fortunate and privileged to witness the dawn of independence and indeed the future generations, to build a better Namibia where all our people can realise their fullest potential. – From a speech by former President Sam Nujoma at an event to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Cassinga Massacre. Cassinga Day is a national public holiday in Namibia remembering the Cassinga massacre on May 4 yearly, the day remembers those killed in 1978 when the South African Defence Force attacked a Swapo camp at Cassinga in southern Angola. Commemorations are marked yearly by ceremonies at Heroes’ Acre, outside of Windhoek.
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. – Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15 1769 – May 5 1821) was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution.
Gluttony is not a secret vice. – George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked extensively in theatre, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media, most notably ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1938), the most famous broadcast in the history of radio and ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941), which many critics and scholars name as the best film of all time.