At the heart of our manifesto is a simple proposition: we are the party of working people, offering you security at every stage of your life.
If you're looking for training or a good job; if you want to buy your own home; if you're raising a family and need help with childcare or a great school place; if you fall ill and need to rely on our NHS; if you are reaching retirement and want real security - we are there for you.
These past five years have been a critical period for our country.
Together, with the hard work of the British people, we have rescued our economy, created record numbers of jobs, and put Britain back on her feet.
But the next five years are much, much more important.
We are on the brink of something special. And our manifesto sets out how we will make this a country where those who work hard and do the right thing can enjoy a good life:
- The personal tax-free allowance raised to £12,500
- No 40p tax until you're earning £50,000
- The family home taken out of Inheritance Tax
- £8 billion more a year for our NHS - so it's there for your family, 7 days a week
- Rail fares frozen for five years
- Welfare controlled to reward work
- Multinationals pursued so they pay their tax
- The Right to Buy extended to 1.3 million extra families
- 30 hours of free childcare a week for working families with 3 and 4 year-olds
- Everyone earning the Minimum Wage lifted out of income tax altogether
We have come this far together. Let's not waste the past five years and let Labour drag us back to square one - instead, let's build on the progress we have made.
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18 April, 2015
14 April, 2015
Nine school officials in Atlanta, Georgia, have been sentenced to prison following convictions for participating in an exam c
Judge Jerry Baxter called the case "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town".
Three of those convicted received 20-year sentences, far harsher than the penalties asked for by the state.
Evidence of cheating was uncovered at 44 schools with nearly 180 officials involved.
The state-led investigation shocked the city when it discovered that officials at the city-run schools had encouraged teachers to change students' answers in order to demonstrate educational progress.
Thos convicted of 20-year sentences will serve seven years behind bars and 13 years on probation.
Several more received five-year sentences, but will spend only one or two years in prison.
Two others received weekend jail time and home confinement.
Some were also ordered to return the bonuses that they had been given based on the improved test results.
Prosecutors had argued that the plot was a "cleverly disguised conspiracy" to manipulate test scores.
There were several outbursts from the defendants and their lawyers during sentencing.
"You sit down or I'm gonna put you in jail," said Judge Baxter to one of the dozen lawyers in court.
"You keep yelling at me, Judge," the lawyer responded.
Appeals are expected in the coming months.
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12 April, 2015
Waa seddex dhacdo oon nasiib u helay inaan xubin sharafeed goobjoog ka ahaado. Waa madalo farxad reynreyn iyo hanbalyo aan lagaga masuugin. Waa barxad shacni iyo wanaag dhammeeyey, waa goobo dhalin iyo waayeel u kala hadhin. Waa fagaare rag iyo dumar kulmisay waa garoon mucaarid iyo muxaafid garbaha isku hayaan... Waa meel Soomaliland mideysay seddexda midab ee calanku meel walba ka muuqdo dhar ahaan iyo bilad ahaanba... Waa guul iyo hanbalyo.
11 April, 2015
Dhawaqayagu wuu is gaadhayaa dhegtuna way ka bogan kartaa hadalka kolba kaayaga hadlaa leeyahay. Ma naqaanno! Waa oday. Go' buu ku hillaaban yahay waanu daymo iyo qooraansi badan yahay. Waddada ayuu daawanayaa dhinacna tusbax buu ka rogayaa. Wuxuse u muuqdaa qof maankiisu aanu la socon faraha tusbixiisa rogaya. Wuu faraxsan yahay oo dhibi kama muuqato. Waanu ka baallayna laakiin nooma dhaxayso masaafo badani. Tolow waa kuma ninkani ayaanu is waydiinay. Dareenkaas se kuma aannu sii hawshoon aniga iyo saaxiibkaygii ila fadhiyay oo waxa noo qulqulaya qubanayaal warar, is xaal waraysi iyo waayo-aragnimo wadaag ah. Waa jawi deggan oo sheeko ku habboon iyo habeen dhaxan iyo dabayl, siigo iyo sawxan midna aan lahayn.
Sheekadayadii ayaa dhegaha kaga duushay oo uu maqal jeclaystay. Wuxuu yidhi "ma idinla soo fadhiisan karaa?" ka hor inta aanu nagula bohoobin sheekada. Waanu ogollaanay daqiiqado kadibna wuxu soo bandhigay midhadh ka mida sheekadayadii intii dhagihiisu weeleeyeen, isagoo leh "waxa aad ka hadasheen arrimo badan oo dalka ka jira oo dadka u dan ah, waxaanan idiin arkay inaad tihiin dad la yaab leh oo fikir iyo arrin wadaagaya, isna dhagaysanaya oo ka duwan in badan oo dhallinta da'diina ah".
Isaga oo isku kaaya sheegaya ayuu yidhi, waxaan ahay " beeso". Beeso marka ay daasho ee ay duugowdo waxa qaata oo kaliya bangigii ay kasoo baxday. Anna sida beesadaas oo kale ayaan ku soo xerooday waddankayga markaan dibad iyo hawl ka soo daalay. Waxan kasoo shaqeeyay xilalna kasoo qabtay jaamacado, bangiyo iyo hay' ado caalami ah iyo kuwo dalka ka dhisanba.
Waxa uu sheekada noola wadaagay si kal iyo laab ah annaga oo falanqaynay arrimo door ah. Dooddiisa waxa igaga duxay tusaaleyaal cajiib ah iyo su' aalo. Wuxuu yidhi "haddii qof ku sharfo, ku siiyo hanti iyo maamuus, ma ugu abaal gudi lahayd xatooyo iyo khiyaamo? Ka waran haddii gabadha guriga idiinka shaqaysaa ay cuntada sagsaagto oo ay badh leexsato hantida guriga? Waxa arrimahan la mida qofka dawladda u shaqeeya ee sharaf iyo magac, milgo iyo hanti ku helay xilka ee haddana ka badsaday intiisii, intii dadwaynahana u dhaafay oo khiyaamo ku dhaawacay qaranka.
Waxa uu sheegay in islaanta yar ee suuqa dahabka, lacagta, ama khudaarta dul fadhida aanay cidi u dhawaan oo la yidhaa waa reer hebel. Waxa qof kugu aaminana waynu iska dhawrnaa. Laakiin maxaa loo ilaalin waayay xil iyo xoolo ummad dhami kugu aamintay. Maxaa keenay in madaxdu nolol sare ku naalooto oo hantida ay ku takri falaan iyaga oo dadkoodii ay dhulka yaalaan oo ay bariinsatay baahidu? Sidee bay ku dhacday waddo dadka aan loo ogolayn oo ka xidhan inuu nin dawlad u shaqeeyaa aayar iska maro ? Dadku haddaanay isla-xisaabtan aqoon oo aanay xalaasha danayn, xitaa hadday iyagu wax dhaqdaan, mustaqbalka inta kale ee ubadkoodu ka mid yahay ayay rajada ka laalaan. Lama arag dal ku caano maalay sidan.
Waannu sii waraysanay. Sidii caadada ahayd ee maqaaxi iyo rag lagu yaqaanayna falanqayntii siyaasadda ayaanu sii wadnay, shaahiina waanu labaysanay. Wuxu yidhi "waxaan ka naxay beerka markii aan maqlay aniga oo dabadda ku maqan samaynta axsaabta waqtigii Cigaal. Waxaan arkaayay inaan loo bislayn diyaarna loo ahayn axsaab oo sidii markii gumaystuhu inaga tagay laga dhaxlayo wax qabiil ka daran qaranna hodi kara.
Ninkani waxa uu aaminsanaa in qabiilkii ha laga tago la yidhi ee xisbiga lagu badali rabay uu ahaa laab-la-kac annana waanu ku taageernay. Qabiilna lama tiri karo in si fiican oo caddaalad iyo xaqqa loogu tashado mooyee. Wixii la qarsado ee la dafiro ayaa xune, Allaa inaga dhigay qabiil qaranna waa danteena. Laakiin waa in mar walba danta qaranku mudnaanta ka leedahay ta qabiilka iyo qofkaba. Taasi maaha dhabta waddanka taalla oo qarankan qabiilbuu u raran yahay, dawladnimo eedday qabiilka oo dadwaynaha ayaa ku dhib qaba. Dadkana in baa nool oo hanatay raaxada badankuna way liitaan. Qabiil waa gaadiid gardarada loo fuulo. Axsaabtiina shookaanta ayay qabsadeen oo reero iyo beelo iyo xero u xidhan dad gaar ah weeye. Dawladdiina habkaasaa lagu bineeyay. Dibusocod mooyee manay dhalin in la qaado tallaabo hor leh.
Odaygu waayo-aragsanaa. Wuxu intaa ku sii daray in siyaasiga maanta taagan uu yahay nin isaggu tiisa u galay tu kalana uma daneeyo. Doorasho kasta oo timina waxay horseeday inay doc kale innaga furuurto, dadka kala kaxayso, oo dhaqaale-burbur horseedo. Fartaa lagu qabtaa wadnaha hadday doorasho timaado . Xisbigii hadla iyo siyaasiga war sheegaana waxa ka soo yeedha xajiin, xagxagasho iyo xishood li'i. Haatana waxa ina hor yaala habka qaran iyo qabiil la isu qabadsiinayo. Maaha inaynu soo guurino hab u shaqeeyay dad aan inala duruuf ahayn. Mana aha ujeeddadu doorosho hala galo oo qudha inaynu u xamaan qaadano. Waa in wax laga bedelo nidaamyada la soo dhoofiyo, danteena iyo duruufahana lagu sar gooyo oo garaadka iyo dhaqanka muwaadinimadu salka u tahayna inoo hagaan.
"Qiimo ma leh maanka qabiilku afduubay, qiraal iyo soo furashuu rabaa, qufulkana waxa lagaga jabin karaa, qaran adag iyo qofnimo."
Ugu dambayn waxa aanu uga gudubnay talada ah dawlad wanaag wixii lagu heli lahaa. Wuxuu yidhi waxa mudan in saddex dhadhaar laga unko dawladnimo:1) Hoggaan xirfad leh oo himilo fog, hagar la' aan iyo daacadnimona dadka ugu hawlgala. 2) Hay' ado dawli ah oo la awoodeeyay kuna shaqeeya madax bannaani, isla xisaabtan 3) Siyaasado, shuruuc iyo habdhaqan dawladeed oo baahiyaha dadka ka jawaaba kuna qotoma karaankeena iyo hadafkeena. Intaasna waxa ugusii mudanoo inta kalaba keeni kara maamul iyo hoggaan tayo leh.
08 April, 2015
Ahmednasir Abdullahi. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
In an interview with the Nation on Tuesday, the lawyer stood his ground.
Mr Abdullahi maintained that the attack was the work of criminal networks residing in the county and known to the politicians.ADVERTISEMENT
By NATION REPORTER
A city lawyer has stirred controversy on social media by linking local politicians to the terror attack on Garissa University College.
Not one to shy away from controversy, Mr Ahmednasir Abdullahi posted a series of tweets on his account claiming that the attack in which 148 people were killed was carried out by local militia and not Somalia’s Al-Shabaab terror group.
“The attack in Garissa is obviously the work of Kenyan Somalis. Let us not blame Somalia’s Al-Shabaab. This is local,” he tweeted.
“Let us be truthful to ourselves. Kenyan Somalis and their leaders must stop the senseless killings in northern Kenya. Full stop,” he said in another tweet.
And in yet another tweet, Mr Abdullahi wrote: “Evidence emerged that an employee of Garissa univ (sic) related to the mastermind of the attack (Mohamed) Kuno helped the attackers in surveying (the area) for a week.”
In an interview with the Nation on Tuesday, the lawyer stood his ground and asked politicians from the county to take responsibility for the attack.
Mr Abdullahi maintained that the attack was the work of criminal networks operating in the county and known to the politicians.
“My view is that what we saw in Garissa was a surgical strike requiring a lot of precision. Such a strike requires a lot of mapping of the target, stock piling of weapons and a clear knowledge of the university. My take is that this was a local enterprise, even the mastermind was a local,” said Mr Abdullahi.
The lawyer spoke a day after local politicians, led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, promised to help identify the financiers of terror activities in the country.
The leaders, including Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, also demanded that the Dadaab refugee camp be closed.
07 April, 2015
06 April, 2015
Waa barnaamaj khaas ah oon wax yar ka iftiimin doono maalintii SNM London lagaga dhawaaqay6 June 1981, oon goobjoog u ahaa iyo midnimadii ka muuqatay ergooyinkii jaaliyadaha ka kala yimid...Taariikhda 6da April waxay tahay mid SNM ay la wadaagto maalin kale oo taariilhi ah in yar ayaa se taqaan...Hadafkii SNM wax badan waa la xaqiijiyey, waxa se maqan xubin weyn oo muhiim ah taas oo loo baahan yahay inaynu wadajir uga hawlgalno..geedigu wuu socdaa ee ha daalina, dhankuna waa soo dhow yahay ee ha niyad jabin, sahanka badiya oo beelweynta Soomaliland ha la dejiyo meel noole u wacan, nabad ah oo barwaaqo ah..Guul, midnimo iyo nabad iyo caano.
02 April, 2015
Ahmed Hassan Arwo
La-taliyaha Madaxweynha JSL
Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga
30 March, 2015
La-taliyaha Madaxweynha ee Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga Mudane Axmed Carwo wuxuu Tacsi u dirayaa Golaha Wakiilada Somaliland......
Ubadka, Tafiirtii Ehelka, Qaraabada, Asxaabtiisii, Ardaydiisii iyo Golaha Wakiilada & dhamaan Shacabka Somalilandba gaar ahaan degaankiisa Awdal, Ilaahay Illaahay ha waafajiyo Samir & duco, Marxuumkana Illaahay ha huwiyo naxariistiisa hana ku abaal mariyo Jannatul Fardaws. Aaamiiiin
28 March, 2015
LA-TALIAYAHA MADAXWEYNHA EE DHAQAALAHA, GANACSIGA IYO MAALGASHIGA MUDANE AXMED CARWO OO TACSI U DIRAAYA REER YUUSUF DUCAALE
LA-TALIAYAHA MADAXWEYNHA EE DHAQAALAHA, GANACSIGA IYO MAALGASHIGA MUDANE AXMED CARWO OO TACSI U DIRAAYA REER YUUSUF DUCAALE
La-taliyaha Madaxweynha ee Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga Mudane Axmed Xasan Carwo, waxuu tacsi u dirayaa reer Yuusuf Ducaale isagoo ka tacsidaynaaya geerida ku timid DIIRIYE BOOBE YUUSUF DUCAALE. Waxuuna Alle uga baryayaa inuu marxuumka u naxariisto, dambigiisa dhaafo, qabriga u waasiciyo, ugana dhigo beer ka mid ah kuwa Janatul Fardaws.Waxuuna si gaar ah ugu tacsideynayaa aabbo Boobe Yuusuf Ducaale, isagoo xusay damqashada geerida ku timid wiil aabihii noolyahay, oo ah mid La-taliyaha dhowaan soo martay. Waa se xaq oo qofna dhaafimaayo ayaantiisa, nin yaraan ku dhinta iyo nin gabow ku dhintaba.Waxuu la-taliyahu ehel, waalid, walaal, hooyo iyo aabbo, ehel iyo asxaaba Alle uga baryayaa inuu waafajiyo Samir iyo duco.Axmed Xasan CarwoLa-taliyaha Madaxweynha SL eeDhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga
27 March, 2015
Cardiff becomes only second UK council to recognise the Republic of Somaliland
20:53, 26 March 2015
By Ruth Mosalski
Cardiff council approved a motion to endorse recognition of Somaliland during a meeting at City Hall, following in the footsteps of Sheffield council
Members of the Somaliland community before the Cardiff council meeting
Cardiff has become the second local authority in the UK to recognise the Republic of Somaliland.
The council approved a motion to endorse recognition of Somaliland during a meeting at City Hall, following in the footsteps of Sheffield council.
While the motion did get cross-party support and passed with 45 votes in favour, members of the Independent group left the council chamber, saying they did not believe they had enough information to support it.
Members of the Somaliland community celebrated outside City Hall dancing and cheering after the vote was passed.
The motion, proposed by Labour councillor Lynda Thorne, called on the council to represent concerns of the city’s vast Somaliland community at Welsh and UK government and Commonwealth level.
It said Somaliland communities have lived here since the 1850s and play a huge part in the life of the city.
“Many Somaliland citizens remain concerned about the international status of Somaliland and are asking the Cardiff Council in its civic role as the capital city of Wales and as part of its duties under the Equalities Act and as gesture of friendship to this Cardiff community to represent their concerns to the Commonwealth, UK and Welsh Governments.
Related: International community must recognise Somaliland, says Wales-based former refugee
“As such this Council resolves to endorse the recognition of the Republic of Somaliland, which has now operated peacefully with democratic elections for nearly 25 years as an independent republic.
“We respect the UN concept that recognition should start with the Regional Government body but notes that the African Union has for many years failed to act on its own report recommending recognition.
“We therefore call on the UK and Welsh Governments to recognise Somaliland as a sovereign state and in the meantime resolve to fully acknowledge the ties of friendship with Somaliland.”
Liberal Democrat councillor Judith Woodman offered her support.
Cardiff's Liberal Democrat leader Judith Woodman
She said: “I know the Somaliland community very well having worked with them for a number of years. I know how much they care for their community and want this motion to be passed.
“I will be supporting this motion today because I know the level of feeling of the majority of the Somaliland community.”
Labour councillor Ashley Govier also backed the motion. “I don’t profess to understand all the issues this country faces. I support this motion because I believe in peace, equality and fairness.”
City's Somaliland community welcomes vote
A statement from the Independent group read: “The Independent Group have decided to leave the Chamber when the motion is debated.
“The Group Leader wrote to the proposer and seconder of the motion asking for them to withdraw the motion, and produce a report which members could consider outlining all the issues. Unfortunately this was not accepted.
“We understand today that supporters of the Notice of Motion have an opportunity to speak to councillors from 3pm, but we haven’t been advised if the same courtesy has been extended to people who have concerns about the Motion.
“Members have received representations from a number of members of the Somali community in Cardiff with very differing views.
“This motion shouldn’t be on the order paper today as it is not in the council’s remit. A number of members will be raising this through the usual channel arrangements to discuss any future similar motions of the same vain.”
Spokesman Ali Abdi, Member of Wales Somaliland Recognition Taskforce, said the Somaliland community were delighted with the result. “Today’s vote means a huge lot to the Somaliland community in Cardiff and those living back in Somaliland.
“For over 100 years Somalilanders have contributed to Welsh Society and today’s endorsement by Cardiff council to recognise Somaliland will help our international efforts to convince other nations and councils to do as Cardiff Council has done today,”
25 March, 2015
La-taliyaha Dhaqaalaha, Gancacsiga iyo Maalgashiga Mudane Axmed Xasan Carwo waxa uu tacsi u dirayaa, Ciidamada Qaranka Somaliland.
Maanta laba mawduuc oo kookooban bal se muhiim ah ayaan idinla wadaagaya..horta waa mide waxaynu tabaynaa culumo ka hadashay amuuraha inagu xeeran iyo wax yaabaha dunida ka dhacaaya..waxaad moodaa inay ku hawlan yihiin xaal adduunyo iyo aragtiyo kooban oon dhaafsanayn qolqolka...Culumow miyeyna diintu inooga digin wax badan adduun jaceylka...ciddii naga waanin lahayd bal ka waran hadday iyagu inagaba jecel yihiiin...Waxa kow ka aha amuuraha ay ka seexdeen halista shiicada oo xawli weyn ku fideysa..xataa waxay tahay ayeynaan aqoon oo aqoon darrada ayey inoo soo raacda.. Culumow waajibka diiniga ah guta oo ummadda ka badbaadiya fidno leynoo soo waarido.
Tan labaad waa aqoonsiga aanu ka filayno Golaha Deegaanka Cardiff oo ah meel aan shakhsiyan magac iyo raadba aan ku leeyahay oon muddo toban sano ka badan Guddoomiyha Jaaliyadda ka haa. Hawshan oo muddo dheer noo socotay oo haddana guusheeda aanu berrito Insha Allah soo taaban doono, ha laga daayo xisbiyeynta oo dacaayadda aan dhaafno, itaal kasta ooy leedahay waa waxtar, mana aha mid iskakeyn hortaagaysa hiigsiga dhabta ah iyo ictiraaf caalami ah. Waa guul dhammaan Soomaliland u soo hoyotay. Waxtarka kiisa yar iyo kan weynba waa wax ina anfacaaya.
Waa Soomali Shiicda qaadatay..
Haddaad Shiicada galeyso dib ayaa ashahaadada laguugu qabanayaa..maxaad se aad qiri doontaa...Waxaad odhan doontaa waxaan qirayaa in Abubake, Cumar, Cismaan, Caasha iyo Xafsa ay yihiin ehlu naar..subxaanallaa..Alow naga badbaadi fidnada Shiicada..
24 March, 2015
The group identified gold in waste from American sewage treatment plants at levels which if found in rock could be worth mining.
Details were outlined at the 249th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Denver.
Extracting metals from the waste could also help curb the release of toxic substances into the environment.
"The gold we found was at the level of a minimal mineral deposit," said co-author Dr Kathleen Smith, from the US Geological Survey (USGS).
In addition to gold and silver, human waste also contains amounts of rare earth metals such as palladium and vanadium.
"We're interested in collecting valuable metals that could be sold, including some of the more technologically important metals, such as vanadium and copper, that are in cell phones, computers and alloys," said Dr Smith.
The team estimates that seven million tonnes of solid waste come out of US wastewater facilities each year. About half of that is used as fertiliser on fields and in forests, while the other half is incinerated or sent to landfills.
The scientists are experimenting with some of the same chemicals, called leachates, which industrial mining operations use to pull metals out of rock.
While some of these leachates have a bad reputation for damaging ecosystems when they leak or spill into the environment, Smith says that in a controlled setting - they could safely be used to recover metals in treated solid waste.
In a previous study, another team of scientists calculated that the waste from one million Americans could contain as much as $13m (£8.6m) worth of metals.