AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis 9-year-old Kenyan boy was presented with a special presidential award after he built his own public hand-washing sink to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Stephen Wamukota managed to construct his little sanitary station using just a bucket, a few pieces of wood, and some basic tools. Since the sink’s mechanism is triggered by foot pedals at the base of the station, people can wash their hands without being forced to touch its surface and risk contracting the virus.Stephen’s father James praised the project in an interview with BBC, saying: “I had bought some pieces of wood to make a window frame, but I when I came back home after work one day, I found that Stephen had made the machine. The concept was his, and I helped tighten the machine. I’m very proud.” LOOK: Boy Created a Word Puzzle to Help Entertain the Queen in Lockdown—And Was Thrilled to Get a Letter BackThe youngster was inspired to build the hand-washing station after watching a TV news report on ways to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. After photos of his sanitation prototype were shared widely on Facebook, the boy constructed a second one—and he now plans to build even more.As a means of lauding the boy for his initiation, the Kenyan president awarded him and 68 other Kenyan citizens with the prestigious Presidential Order of Service Uzalendo (Patriotic) Award last month.MORE: New Mexico School Buys $2,800 of Supplies For Navajo Nation After Year-end Class Trip is CanceledSince Stephen also told reporters that he hopes to become an engineer some day in the future, the governor of his Kenyan county promised to award the boy a scholarship once he is old enough to attend college.Mr. Wamukota now says he is already looking forward to a bright future for his son. “He is always saying he wants to build factories and become an engineer,” he told CNN. “I hope he does, that he becomes a great person.”(WATCH the BBC video below)Clean Up Negativity By Sharing This Inspiring Story With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
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Penguins being released into the ocean at the annual Simons Town Penguin festival. Picture: Nigel Riley The African penguin colony in Simon’s Town earns R311 million annually, most of it spend from overseas visitors, according to a City of Cape Town study.It notes the plucky little seabirds are very popular with the overseas visitors who make up 88% and the rest is split between domestic tourists and residents of Cape Town.The penguins could potentially bring in R6.87 billion over the next 30 years, of which R2.27 billion would be invested in the Simon’s Town area, the study says.This figure assumes a conservative visitor growth of 2% annually. The City says it did the study of the penguins’ economic value to take stock of its environmental assets so as to find ways to better protect them and use them sustainably.According to the study, the penguins provide 885 jobs in all parts of Cape Town. A survey of actual jobs in Simon’s Town nearest the colony, showed 80 permanent and 35 seasonal direct jobs are associated with the penguins. The first breeding pair of penguins arrived at Boulders, Simon’s Town, in 1983 and the colony grew rapidly reaching 1 000 nesting pairs by 2001. Today, 854 pairs are found in the area. The study found the penguin colony adds to Simon’s Town property values and has high heritage and socio-cultural value too, combining an endangered species in a picturesque setting, with high visitor numbers. Transport expenditure associated with the colony is R37 million a year for international and domestic tourists. And tourists spend on other items including entry fees, food, curios, guides, local transport, entertainment and accommodation. Money spent on items that can be ascribed to the colony amounts to R255 million a year within the whole of Cape Town, R90 million of which accrues to Simon’s Town. Capetonians’ colony-associated spending is roughly R19 million a year. The study found the investment in and management of the penguin colony by SANParks and the City of Cape Town, in partnership with the SA Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCOBB), residents and tourism stakeholders has allowed for the creation of a world-class conservation and tourist destination. But ongoing management and improvement are needed if the benefits associated with the colony are to be sustained and increased. According to City of Cape Town’s Landscape Master Plan for the area, and with SANParks projections, combined investments of R22 million are needed to meet the area’s medium-term investment requirements. Simon’s Town Municipality managed the area until SANParks took over in 1998 when the site became part of the Table Mountain National Park. Over the years, significant additions and upgrades of facilities and amenities were undertaken and SANParks staff numbers increased to 20 permanent employees. Visitor numbers to the SANParks Boulders section of the penguin colony have grown from about 580 000 in 2006 to 930 000 in 2017. read more
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws claims the Jupiler Pro League outfit received a €25m offer from Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande and this move would have helped the 22-year-old see his wages increase substantially.The Brazilian is not keen on making a switch to the Far East, knowing that clubs in Europe are interested in his services.It is explained Cardiff City have made a ‘concrete and respectful offer’ for the frontman, which was knocked back by the Belgian side.HLN does not mention the figures of the offer made by Neil Warnock’s side, while they also suggest the Bluebirds are not the only Premier League side interested in the South American player.Newcastle United and West Ham United are also waiting on the wings.The Hammers and the Tyneside club’s interest is ‘less concrete’ and with Brugge possibly considering his sale in the summer, the situation could ‘change quickly’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undo Wesley has impressed for Club Brugge, scoring 10 goals and setting up six other goals for his teammates in all competitions this season. read more