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WARARKII GUDAHA CIYAARTOOYDA QARANKA MINNESOTA OO U AMBABAXAY UGANDHA Kooxda qaranka kubadda cagta ee loogu magac daray Ocean stars, ayaa waxay garoonka kubadda cagta ee Namboole kula ciyaari doonaan

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kooxaha Suudaan, B u r u n d i , iyoTanzania. Isku dubaridaha dhallinyaradan ciyaartooyda macallin/Coach Abdi Shukri oo aan ka waraystay qaabka diyaargarowga cayaartooydan ayaa ii sheegay in ay hawl culus soo qabteen si dhallinyaradaasi ay uga qaybgalaan cayaarahaasi una muujiyaan xirfadda iyo aqoonta ay u leeyihiin kubadda Cagta. Ugu horrentii waxaa uu u mahadceliyay xiriirka Soomaaliyeed ee kubad cagta gaar ahaan Xoghayaha xiriirka Soomaaliyeed ee kubadda cagta Mudane Abdiqani Arab iyo macallinka xulka qaranka Macallin Geela.

Abdiaziz Mahdi oo ka tirsanaa cayaartooydii barisadka oo Tennessee jooga,marka xigana Coach J.Blue oo isna dadaal badan muujiyay iyo dhamaan akhyaartii isboortiga ee barisamaadka iyo dadka ku hawlan horumarinta isboortiga oo ay ka mid yihiin: Khalif riiko iyo Faysal Qaldaan.oo jooga Washington. Dr.Ahmedwali. Coach Mahad.Guddoomiye Bashiir Gelle oo jooga OHIO,Abdulqadir Madaxay. Abdiqaadir Nuune.Milkiilaha Ultimate Travel Mahamud Ciise ,Xawaaladda Tawakal, Coach Abdulqadir Shiikha,Milkiilaha VIA Roma Maaxi,Axmed Dhaawac,Dalab iyo macallinka kooxda TC Coach Arab oo wada jooga Minnesota. Dhallinyaradan cayaartooyda ee ka ambabaxday gobolka Minnesota ee Maraykanka ayaa kala ah:Faisal Maxamuud,Daahir Jimcaale, cumar Bile iyo Axmadey Ceelshube, waxaana u rajaynaynaa in ay guulo kala soo noqdaan tartamada ciyaaraha qaranka oo ay ka qaybgali doonaan,guulo iyo sharafna u soo hooyaan qaranka Soomaaliyeed.

Onbehalf of the Somali Resilience Project (SRP), I would like to invite you to participatein an online survey. The SRP is my doctoral dissertation, which has brought togetherresearchers, students, and community members interested in resilience (healthand wellbeing in the context of adversity) and the resources that sustainresilience in the context of Somali culture and forced displacement. To participate, youmust identify as Somali, live in the US, and be 18 years or older. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatlyappreciated! As a thank you, the SRP will enter you into a raffle for a $50cash incentive (8 available). Link to SRP online survey: http://uaa.qualtrics.com/SE/ ?SID=SV_2mGFCZ7Ks2U3oz3

$1 M I L L I O N G R A N T AT W O R K T O D E V E L O P VIBRANT, URBAN PLACES IN MINNEAPOLIS City leaders and local artists today celebrated the work underway thanks to more than $1 million in grant monies awarded by ArtPlace America. The grant supports three projects designed to increase livability, vibrancy and economic development in communities throughout the city of Minneapolis. Organizations that received funding are Pillsbury House + Theatre; Native American Community Development Institute; and Intermedia Arts, collaborating with the City of Minneapolis. The projects The mural on the northside of the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is one of 20 projects funded and managed by Pillsbury House + Theatre. The mural design, by Andrew Broder, combines elements of the building’s movie theater history with a nod to the fiery work being produced inside the studio. It incorporates sculptural metal pieces and interactive LED elements fabricated by youth currently incarcerated at the Hennepin County Home School (HCHS). The development of the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center spurred economic development on the corner of 38th and Chicago Avenue South. The City has invested $960,000 at this intersection in support of small businesses. Support includes façade improvement, financing and business district grants. An ArtPlace grant of $250,000 supports the “Arts on Chicago”

initiative, developed by Pillsbury House + Theatre, implementing art projects that knit together the existing creative assets in the community and using the process to build a framework for ongoing support of a vibrant arts district. The project is in partnership with the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Upstream Arts, Council Member Elizabeth Glidden’s office (Ward 8), Minneapolis College of Art and Design Professor Natasha Pestich (recipient of the 2012-2013 McKnight Fellowship for Visual Arts) as well as neighbors, businesses and community members. The goal is to unleash the creativity that already exists in the community in order to improve the quality of life and strengthen the assets that bind together one of the state’s most diverse and exciting neighborhoods. Arts on Chicago projects depend on participation from the community on the Chicago Avenue corridor. Individual components of the projects utilize a variety of audience engagement tactics, including networking events, open participation in art-making as well as online and one-on-one interaction. More information is available at www.pillsburyhousetheatre.org/ arts-on-chicago. The Native American Community Development Institute is the recipient of a $435,000 grant to create the Anpetu Was’te Cultural

BALLOT HAND COUNT WRAPS Hand counting of ballots from three precincts in Minneapolis is now complete, and the City’s complete election results have been tallied and submitted to the county and state. Citywide election results are available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Minneapolis reported election results from 97 percent of the city’s precincts (114 of 117 precincts) on election night as usual. However, some of the ballots used in the remaining threeprecincts (10-1, 10-2, and 10-8) had technical printing errors on the margins of the ballots that caused them to be un-scannable

Arts Market. Monies will be used to construct an active pedestrian plaza and seating on Franklin Avenue at the LRT station; connect Ventura Village and Seward neighborhoods; create spaces for vendors, food trucks and performances while providing new entrepreneurial opportunities in the community; create a gateway to the American Indian Cultural Corridor; commission four public art works to be displayed on the plaza. A community design workshop for the project will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 8 a.m. at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Avenue Minneapolis. The meeting will help to identify the vision of the community for the project, and it will be open to the public. The City of Minneapolis and Intermedia Arts received a $325,000 grant for their project, Creative Citymaking, calling upon artists and City planners to develop fresh and innovative approaches for addressing the transportation, economic, environmental and social issues facing Minneapolis. The projects build on the international work of Ann Markuson, Charles Landry and public artist Candy Chang, centering on the impact of peopleoriented planning and the role of the arts and the creative process on developing vibrant, urban places. Artists and planning areas will be selected early in 2013, and community engagement opportunities will be announced at that time.

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by the standard ballot counters. These printing errors did not affect the ballot content or any races or issues on the ballot. Following state rules and guidelines for scenarios like this, about 5,500 ballots were hand counted under the supervision of City and County staff. For elections officials and staff, their top priority was to get an accurate count of all ballots cast. Minneapolis would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s election. More than 200,000 voters cast ballots in Minneapolis, with the help of more than 2,200 election judges and volunteers at the

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INTERNATIONAL L I B E R I A N L A U R E A T E L E Y M A H A F R I C A D R O P P E D F R O M T H E F O R E I G N P O L I C Y D E B AT E GBOWEE BREAKS WITH PRESIDENT

(GIN) – Leymah Gbowee, whose efforts to end war in Liberia were recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize shared with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sparked a firestorm of controversy last week by resigning from the Peace and Reconciliation Commission and criticizing the President. Ms Gbowee said she was frustrated by the administration’s failure to end high-level corruption and address poverty. Pres. Sirleaf is also facing charges of nepotism, with her sons holding key positions in the administration. In August, President Sirleaf suspended her son, Charles, as central bank deputy governor for failing to declare his assets. Another son, Fumba, is head of the National Security Agency, while a

third, Robert, is a senior adviser and chairman of the state-owned National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). In September, Sirleaf drew fire when it emerged that much of the country’s forests and arable land had been sold to private investors, leaving small farmers suffering. Some observers called it “the second scramble for Africa” – an echo of the 19thcentury colonial carve-up of the continent. Ms Gbowee said the President was not doing enough to ease poverty. “In her first term she developed infrastructure. But what good is infrastructure if people don’t have enough to eat?” she told the AFP news agency in Paris, where she is promoting the French edition of her book Mighty Be Our Powers. “The gap between the rich and poor is growing. You are either rich or dirt poor, there’s no middle class,” she said. During Liberia’s conflict, Ms Gbowee mobilized women across ethnic and religious lines to campaign for peace and encouraged them to participate in elections. In 2003 she led a march through the capital, Monrovia, demanding an end to the rape of women by soldiers. Meanwhile, a group of Liberian women met last Friday at the

U.S. pulled off a coup and ousted the President. This opened the way for a takeover by the indigenous Tuareg people in the North who were soon sidelined by a fundamentalist group that desecrated ancient tombs and installed “sharia” justice. Also off the radar screen was a low intensity war against the Al-Shabaab Islamist group that has taken a toll on our allies Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia and sends refugees to our shores. U.S. advisors, private

security firms, and substantial U.S. aid pour into the region, with debatable success. Finally, neither the environmental crisis producing deadly drought, the uprisings by a restive labor force, no longer content to be paid a substandard wage, nor the unsustainable gap between the rich and the poor made it to the evening’s agenda. Meanwhile, a Nigerian blogger on Lagosbooksclub wrote: “many

Nigerians like me sort of liked the phrase NIGERIA FOR OBAMA,” but he confessed to being less impressed today. “Yes we have always liked democratic presidential candidates more …but for what reason?… On the other hand we also know that the republican candidate would have probably described 97% of Nigerians as victimized tax dodgers too.” The blogger’s one hope? A Clinton run for 2016!

(GIN) –With election fever moving into high gear, a final “foreign policy” debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates brought out their policy prescriptions for Asia, Iran, Russia and the Middle East. Sub-Saharan Africa, inexplicably, was bumped from the guest list. Despite Pres. Obama’s wide popularity in Africa, almost nothing was said about the evolving relationship between the two giant powers - U.S. and the countries of the sub-Sahara - including trade agreements, corporate investments, security issues, and expanding military cooperation. Mali was mentioned for a hot second by Republican hopeful Mitt Romney where this year soldiers trained in the ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Ministry of Gender and Development. The topic was “the ill timed and most unfortunate statement reported to have been made by Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee.”

LANDMARK COURT SETTLEMENT FOR REPORTER BEATEN BY POLICE million dollars for a brutal beating months. In the decision finally he received while covering a protest announced this month, the sitting at a local bank. judge agreed the actions of the defendants amounted to a violation The journalist, Desmond Utomwen, of the reporter’s right to freedom from had been covering a peaceful rally inhuman and degrading treatment, outside of the Guaranty Trust Bank the right to own property and the in Abuja where protestors charged right to freedom of the press and that fraudulent ATM withdrawals expression as enshrined in the 1999 were being made by bank staff. constitution. Utomwen, a senior reporter with TheNews magazine, was on Utomwen’s victory represents the assignment when he was attacked largest award for any journalist in by police and bank staff, his Nigeria’s 52-year history as an equipment was taken, and he was independent nation and sets a clear hit with gun butts until he lost precedent for the country’s consciousness. beleaguered press. (GIN) - A Nigerian High Court has He sued the police and his case awarded a local journalist over half a languished for two years and 10

ANGER FLARES OVER BRITISH COVER STORY ‘SAD SOUTH AFRICA’ (GIN) - A sensational cover story in the prestigious UK-based Economist magazine, provided a disturbing picture of South Africa in “sad decline.” “It has made progress,” began the story sub-titled “Cry, the Beloved Country.” “But South Africa is now going backwards.” A hodgepodge of new and old problems were blamed, including unemployment, inequality, education and ineffective leaders. “It’s an easy kind of journalism,” observed Reg Rumney in the South African Mail and Guardian. “Make up your mind about the story and then find the facts to fit.” Cry the Beloved Country, written in 1948 by South African author Alan Paton, highlighted the early roots of the racist system of apartheid. “The Economist story was superficial, but then, much of the West’s perception of South Africa is superficial,” media commentator Wessel van Rensburg wrote. “The Economist’s assessment is quite right, yes,” Wadim Schreiner of Media Tenor South Africa

argues, but adds, “It misses some context and, like some other assessments of South Africa, it also ignores many positive developments.” The country’s presidency called the article “grossly incorrect” to suggest that South Africa is on a downhill slide. “While the country may have received a downgrade from two rating agencies, so have many other countries even in Europe and elsewhere,” said Mac

Maharaj, speaking for President Zuma. The South African “Daily Maverick” weighed in: “In its scathing assessment of South Africa, The Economist falls back on tired tropes about the ‘nature’ of Africans. What’s worse, the images it chooses to illustrate its stories reinforce stereotypes and affect how we view ourselves. Nigerian novelist Ben Okri, in a speech last month at the Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, spoke of the existence of three different Africas: “The one that we see every day, the one that they (gesturing with a side movement of his thumb) write about and the real, magical Africa that we don’t see, unfolding through all the difficulties of our time like a quiet mirror.” “it is the portrayal of South Africa in these articles (in The Economist), the careful process of selection and combination enacted by their authors and editors, that is retrogressive – the latest afropessimistic artifact in a long line of misrepresentation,” the Daily Maverick editorial observed.

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By Jennifer Blevins & Coach Acuna While the soccer fans of the world were paying attention to the qualifying games for the World Cup in Brazil 2014, the ancient Zocalo in Mexico City was the witness to a different world cup. One in which players aren’t recipients of multimillion contracts or endorsed by big companies. These courageous athletes are playing for; Hope, Confidence, Support, Family, Independence, Self- Esteem, Unity, Pride, Strength, Change, Respect, Character, Stability, Opportunity, Structure and Dignity. The Homeless World Cup drew soccer teams from 54 nations with a mission of using soccer as a vehicle for social change. The United States team was organized by Street Soccer USA (SSUSA). SSUSA uses team sports to help adults and youths (ages 15+) gain support in achieving life goals. SSUSA is a national league of sports

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for creating social change in 20 cities across the country. Teams train and compete in local leagues. Players commit to create positive change in their lives and communities as they join the program. In July, Street Soccer USA’s 2012 National Cup brought together teams from 20 cities for a 4x4 street soccer tournament culminating in a grand final on a Sunday afternoon in Times Square, New York City. Among the teams was “Up Top” Street Soccer Minneapolis, a team sponsored by the Brian Coyle Center of Pillsbury United Communities. Under the leadership of long time coach Jose Acuña, Up Top men’s and women’s teams were both victorious in the final championship matches! As a result, three top players were selected to represent the United States to compete at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico City. The three Minneapolis soccer players selected were Abdulkadir Omar, Munasar Mohamud, and Stephanie Mueller. “This was an

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opportunity of a lifetime for our players, who surpassed many hardships to make this dream a reality, including; late night practices, injuries, barriers getting travel documents, and financial struggles,” said Coach Acuña. The USA teams did not win the Homeless world cup but they came home proud, knowing they were true champions for their hard work, team spirit and most importantly, a strong commitment to their goals and dreams. “I’m so glad I got to go to Mexico City – it has been the best experience of my life,” said Mohamud. Being a participant of Up Top Soccer tournament goes well beyond the soccer field. Players also take an active roll in community events like the recent participation on the RUN TO UNITE an event to bring awareness for Somalia. Players also take the lessons learned on the pitch and apply them on their personal life, They are well aware that they need to reach their goals to be successful. Up Top Street Soccer at the Brian Coyle Center is a not for profit program supported through charitable donations. For more information about “Up Top” Street Soccer Minneapolis, or to donate, please visit http://givemn.razoo.com/ story/Street-Soccer-Minneapolis

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badal dag dag ah oo xaga horumarka kubada cagta ah. Gudoomiye Suleymaan ayaa balan qaadkan ku sheegay khudbad uu jeediyay saaka kadib markii xilkan loo doortay afarta sanadood ee soo socota. Doorashada ayaa waxaa goob joog ka ahaa saraakiil sar sare oo ka socota ururka kubada cagta aduunka ee FIFA iyo kan qaarada Africa ee CAF kuwaas oo Jabuuti u yimid in ay doorashada kormeeraan. Khudbadiisa ayaa guddoomiyaha cusub waxaa uu ku sheegay in uu

xooga saari doono sidii uu u meel marin lahaa isbadal dhinaca horumarinta kubada cagt ah oo lagasoo bilaabayo caruurta yar yar

iyo sidoo kale horumarinta kooxda qaranka oo haatan kala horeynta FIFA uga jirta kaalinta 198. “Waxaan hadalkeyga kusoo darayaa mahad celin weyn oo aan u jeedinayo guddoomiyihii talada iiga horeeyay Xuseen faduul Dhabar oo wax weyn ka qabtay dalka muddo 18 sanadood ah oo uu xilka soo hayay”ayuu khudbadiisa ku sheegay guddoomiyaha cusub Suleyman Xasan Waaberi. Waxaa uu guddoomiyaha cusubi u mahad celiyay saraakiisha FIFA iyo

CAF ee doorashada goob jooga ka ahaa, guddiga doorashada oo shaqo wanaagsan qabtay, wasiirka sportiga iyo dhalinyarada dalka Jabuuti Jaamac Cilmi Cukiye iyo dhamaan intii gacanta ka geysatay in doorashadaasi ay qbasoonto. Guddoomiyaha cusubi waa nin khabiir ah oo muddo dheer kasoo shaqeeyay maamulka kubada cagta tan iyo 1992-kii xiligaas oo uu noqday guddoomiyaha CRC Team xilkaas oo uu hayay tan iyo 1997-kii. G u d d o o m i y e Suleymaan waxaa uu kasoo shaqeeyay maamulka xiriirka oo uu soo noqday ku xigeenka xoghayaha guud ahna qasnajiga xiriirka xilkaas oo uu hayay tan iyo 2005-tii. Isla sanadkaas waxaa uu noqday xeer ilaaliye ka tirsan ururka FIFA iyo sidoo kale CAF halka sanadkii 2008 uu noqday xubin guddiga garsoorka ee xiriirka kubada cagta bariga iyo Bartamaha Africa ee CECACA. Sanadkii 2004-tii guddoomiyaha cusub waxaa ay uu noqday kormeere garsoore ee ururka kubada cagta dalalka Carabta ee UAFA. Isla sanadkaas 2004 waxaa xiriirka kubada cagta ee Africa ee CAF uu u magacaabay Mr Suleymaan macalin sare oo ka mida macalimiinta garsoorka qaarada Africa, waxaana uu tababarro dhanka garsoorka ah kasoo bixiyay wadamo kala duwan oo qaarada Africa ah. Guddoomiye Suleymaan Xasan Waaberi waxaa uu ku dhashay gobalka Cali Sabiix ee dalka Jabuuti 29-kii Bishii Febraayo sanadku markuu ahaa 1972-kii, waxaana loo aqoonsan yahay in uu yahay ninkii ugu shaqada badnaa xiriirka kubada cagta Jabuuti 10-kii sano ee lasoo dhaafay.

I MPERATIVE M ESSAGE TO THE C URRENT S OMALI P RESIDENT , PRIME MINISTER AND SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT To the current Somali leaders President ‘Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud’, Prime Minister ‘Cabdi Faarax Shirdoon’ and Speaker of the Parliament ‘Mohamed Osman Jawaari’, we are proposing to you a technique of reconciliatory political dialogue to rescue our nation today. We are reminding to you that political reconciliation is the ultimate goal of the peace establishment in our country. Peace will occur when open dialogue and honest collaboration build up between the three of you based on compromise, forgiveness, and sincerity. To compromise on your political differences and lead our nation together onto the right path, use these reconciliation steps when political dispute occur between three of you: form a round table, bring other key politicians with you, uphold the interest of our citizens rather than personal prejudices, and enable yourselves to grow beyond the past to re-establish a normalized teamwork and trust relationship. Always keep in mind, political reconciliation is a very difficult and slow process. To fully recover and rebuild our country will take years. However, in this year of 2012 to make peace successful in our country, it is imperative each and every one of you to be open-minded and respect to one another. We know

civil war devastated both our citizens and country for decades and reconciliation cannot take place overnight or in months, perhaps not even in a year. However, the peace initiative and reconciliation process can be started by the three of you now and history will tell your positive teamwork leadership legacy. To make the peace process successful in this year of 2012, establish problem solving workshops as well as political dialogue processes to build forgiveness and mercy. If three of you compromise your political differences and initiate a clear reconciliation roadmap, the Tiir Party’s commitment to the reestablishment of justice and peace in our country can be added to your efforts. We recommend to the three of you that you lead our nation into truth and political reconciliation. We will help you to make it real. To let real reconciliation occur in our country it is imperative to build peace at the grassroots level, bringing together our ordinary citizens, educators, scholars, artists, and all caring people to contribute to a process of trust-building over the long term. Remember, the process of conflict reconciliation always includes compromise, collaboration, diplomacy and creative peace

building, which is what your citizens are expecting from three of you. Last of all, compromise, collaboration, and forgiveness between the three of you is essential in order to initiate political reconciliation in our country in this year of 2012. Allah expects us to bestow forgiveness even to the person who has mistreated us. Allah demands it of us even if that person does not ask for it or even want it. In your situation, in order to resolve the political dispute between three of you, forgiveness is an unconditional response of the heart to rescue our nation and lead it into a better future. Sincerely, Fadhil Sh.Mohamud Chairman info@tiir.org www.tiir.org

A MERICAN R EFUGEE C OMMITTEE W INS N ATIONAL D RUCKER I NNOVATION A WARD We learned this past week that the American Refugee Committee was awarded the 2012 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. Chosen from 600+ other nonprofit organizations from 49 states, ARC is being recognized for co-creating the “I AMA STAR” Somalia relief program alongside the global Somali diaspora community. In a statement issued by the Drucker Institute, Executive Director Rick Wartzman stated: “Peter Drucker would have loved the idea at the heart of ‘I AM A STAR’….This is a social innovation at its best.” Information on the Award can be found here: http:// www.druckerinstitute.com/link/ winners-2012-drucker-award /

Administered annually since 1991, the Drucker Award is granted to a social-sector organization that demonstrates Peter F. Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” In addition, the judges look for programs that are highly effective and that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve. ARC will receive a $100,000 prize from the Coca-Cola Foundation, and the Drucker Institute will formally honor ARC at a November CEO Forum in Claremont, California. In a statement, ARC President Daniel Wordsworth said, “This Award is a real tribute to the

incredible work of the global Somali diaspora, who have co-created ‘I AMA STAR’—and also to the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have taken creative action to help Somalia. There are people all around the world who are ready to work together across geographic and cultural distances to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. This represents an amazing challenge and opportunity to all of us in the social sector.” A big thank you to all of our partners in Minnesota and around the globe who have been involved in this effort!

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By Ibrahim Hirsi, TC Daily Planet When the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, Abdi Daud left everything he had known and loved about the country for the unknown lifestyle and culture of the United States. Daud arrived in Minneapolis in 2001 with little knowledge of English. Immediately upon his arrival, Daud began fighting financial challenges with the minimum wage he earned as a dishwasher at LSG Sky Chefs at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Twin Cities Daily Planet editors want to meet you—come to our Newsroom Cafe meetings to learn how you can share YOUR story on the Daily Planet! A full beer and wine list complements flavors from China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam, prepared by chef Nina Wong from fresh local ingredients. What’s Tumblr......and why should you be on it? What about Pinterest? Learn the answers to these and other pressing questions at our monthly social media clinics. When Daud was laid off months later, due to the September 11 terrorist attacks, he took a security job in downtown Minneapolis to make ends meet. Whether Daud worked as a dishwasher or as a security monitor, he said he always dreamed of getting higher education and returning to his native country to play a role in nation building. Twelve years later, his dream has become reality. Last week, the 32-year-old Daud celebrated the completion of a master’s degree in health and human service administration from Saint

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leadership University. Daud holds an assistant manager position at Minneapolis-based Kaal Home Healthcare, Inc. However, he wants to go back home to right the political, economic and social wrongs. Returning home To Daud, the nine-to-five routine that his job requires isn’t enough. So he’s on his way to Somaliland, an autonomous region of northern Somalia, which declares itself an independent African state, but struggles to gain international recognition. “I want to run for a parliament seat” in Somaliland in 2014, he said during a recent interview at 1st Cup Café, a community social hub in Minneapolis. “And I’ll eventually run for president.” More and more Minnesota Somalis have gone back to the country after the al-Qaeda-like alShabaab, was weakened several years ago, and new signs of hope arose. They now want to take roles in the new government and the private sectors. There are a lot of international organizations pouring money into the country, said Ryan Allen, an immigration expert and professor of community and economic development at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. “Having degrees from the United States and being able to speak English as well as Somali is obviously the advantage,” Allen said. “Many are seeing economic potential in going back.” Allen also noted that there is a sense of patriotism in wanting to

return to help mend some of the problems in the country. Last summer, Ahmed Samatar, an international studies professor at Macalester College in St. Paul took a sabbatical from teaching to run for president in Somalia in September. “The moment has arrived in which I, too, would like to see if my own ideas can be planted on the soil of Somali politics, and might be therefore able to have the Somali community move beyond war, chaos, famine, and corruption,” Samatar told Minnesota Public Radio. But when the elections came on September 10, voters had picked Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for the job, and Samater lost the race. Likewise, mathematics teacher Hamid Masheye, of Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis, and three other Somali Minnesotans returned to the country last year. They were appointed to seats in the country’s executive branch. And Daud will join them in December, even though he heads to the relatively peaceful Somaliland. Access to Somaliland politics Even though Daud left Somaliland two decades ago, he said that he is confident that he will live a decent life when he returns home. He also said that he’s almost positive that he will be able to climb the rungs of the country’s political ladder pretty quickly. “That’s because I’m more qualified as a politician than most of the people there,” he said. “So many uneducated people are holding top positions in Somaliland that they really don’t qualify.” There is another reason, though, that Daud would have easy access to politics there: his uncle Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Cirro is the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Somaliland. “I’ve good chances in playing a significant role in the politics of my country,” Daud said. “That’s why I don’t want to be just another immigrant in Minneapolis.” For nearly a year, Daud has been serving on a committee for Waddani, a major political party based in Somaliland while he still lives in Minneapolis. Being on a committee for this party, he said, is an important milestone and will give him credibility and recognition once he returns home.

SOOMAALIDA IYO GANACSIGA DUNIDA (PART II) Maqaalkan kii ka horeeyey waxaan ku xusnay in hantiwadaagu dalka ka hirgeli waayey sababo badan awgood, maqaalkii oo halkiisii nooga sii socdaana waa kan ........ sababaha ugu waawayn ee uu hantiwadaagu dalka uga hirgali waayay waxaa ka mid ahaa in hogaankii xiligaas uusan aqoon dhab ah iyo waayo aragnimo buuxda u lahayn nidaamki ay dalka ku maamulayeen iyo dhaqanka soo jireenka ah ee dadka soomaliyeed oo aan marna waafiqi karin nidaamkas . Hadii aan u soo laabano ganacsigii xiligaas dalka ka jiray waxaan ku soo koobi karnaa in ganacsi buuran uusan dalka ka jirin waqtigaas maadama dhamaan dhaqaalihi dalka ay la wareegtay dawlada , sidoo kale dhamaan badeecadihi dalka dibada looga keeni jiray waxaa la wareegay hay’ado gaar ah oo ay dawladu dhistay , waxaana si toos ah u istaagay hawshii dhoofinta iyo dajinta ahayd ee ay ganacsatada soomaliyed wadeen , waxaana shaqadaas la wareegay dawladii xiligaas jirtay .mudo ka dib waxaa isku dhacay maamulkii meliteriga iyo dawladii ruushka oo ahayd hogaankii hanti wadaaga ku dhisan cilmiga, isku dhacaas ka dib dawladii soomaliyeed waxay si toos ah u joojisay hergalintii hanti wadaaga, ilaa laga gaaray burburkii dawladii meliteriga hanaanka ganacsi ee soomaliya ka jiray ma uusan ahayn mid si fudud loo qeexi karay , waayo ma uusan ahayn midkii hanti goosadka iyo hanaanki hanti wadaaga midnaba . Dadka u kuurgala taariikhda ganacsi ee soomaliya xiliyadii ay dawlada meliteri ay dalka ka talinaysay, waxay isku raacaan wixii ka danbeeyay isku dhacii dawladihi hantiwadaaga iyo

dawladi soomaliyeed, in ganacsiga soomaliya uu noqday mid ku salaysan musuqmaasuq iyo aqoondaro taas oo sabab u noqotay in dhamaan dhaqaalihi dalka uu si aad ah u burburo , sidoo kale waxaa meesha ka baxday qorshayntii iyo maamulki dawladnimo ee ganacsiga , waana taas sababtii ganacsiga dalka uu ugu gacan galay dad aan lahayn aqoontii iyo kartidii uu ganacsiga guud ee dalka u baahnaa, taasna waxay sababtay in hanaanki ganacsi ee dalka uu galo mugdi .mana jirin xiliyadaas ganacsi buuran oo ka badbaaday musuqmaasuq iyo aqoondaro. Burburkii dawladii kacaanka ka bacdi , dalka wuxuu galay jawi ay adagtahay in qoraal gaar ah lagu soo koobo ,sidoo kale ganacsigii dalka ka jiray ayaa wuxu galay marxalad u gaar ah oo ku haboon in si taxadar ah looga faaloodo , balse waxaan isku dayi doonaa in aan dhinacyada muhiimka ah ka taabano ganacsigii dalka ka hanaaqaday burburkii dalka ka bacdi .runtii waxaan si kalsooni ay ku dheehantahay u oran karnaa burburkii dawladii soomaliyeed wixi ka danbeeyagy dalka waxaa badbaadiyay ganacsigii ay dadka soomaliyeed bilaabeen.wuxuu ahaa ganacsi ay dadka soomaliyeed ay kaga jawaabayeen baahidoodii aasaasiga ahayd ka dib markii ay meesha ka baxday dawladii agaasimi lahayd nolosha dadka . dhaqaale sidaas u wayn oo lagu bilaabo ganacsi tayo leh ma uusan jirin hadana waxaa la isku dayay in la bilaabo ganacsiga daruuriga ah .arinta kaliya ee ay ku faani karaan dadka soomaliyeed meelkasta oo ay dunida ka joogaan wixii ka

danbeeyay burburkii dalka ka bacdi ayaa ah muujinta ay muujiyeen kartida ay u leeyihiin in ay dalkoodi burburay ay ka hirgaliyaan ganacsi noockasta ah oo runtii badbaadiyay noloshii dadkii ku haray dalka ,waxaan dhihi karnaa waxay ahayd tijaabo geesinimo u baahan balse natiijadii ka soo baxday ay noqotay mid na wada farxad galinaysa . Dad yar ayaa bilaabay in ay naftooda iyo dhaqaalihii yaraa ay heesteen ay ku biimeeyaan dal ay waxkasta ka burbureen marka laga fiiriyo dhinacyada dhaqaalaha , amniga iyo waliba kala danbeentii, waxkasta oo xiliyadaas iyo hadadan aan maqaalkan qorayo laga hirgaliyo soomaliya waxay halis u yihiin boob iyo dhac marka la fiiriyo sida uu dalka fawdo u ahaa wixii ka danbeeyay sanadii 1991, balse rajada ah in aan marna nolosha laga quusan ayaa waxay dad badan ku dhiira galisay in la abaabulo wax uun ganacsi ah , isla waqtigii burburka waxaa la bilaabay ganacsi ay duruuftu keentay oo aan ka xusi karno ganacsigii isgaarsiinta iyo midi xawaaladaha maadama badi dakii soomaliyeed ay ku kala lumeen dagaaladii sokeeye ee sida xun la iskugu xasuuqay, waxana durba dalka ka hirgalay shirkado isgaarsiineed iyo kuwo biilasha la iskugu soo xawilo.sidoo kale waxaa la bilaabay in meelo aad u fog fog laga soo waarido badeecooyin ay ka midyihiin noocyada kala duwan ee raashinka , dharka iyo waliba daawooyinka , kuwaas oo loo qabay baahi aad u wayn . -----Halkaan waxaan ku soo gebagabeynay qeybtii labaad ee maqaalkii dheeraa ee aanu kaga hadley ganacsiga Soomaalida, fadlan haddii aad jeceshahay inaad fikradaada ka dhiibato ama aad wax ka qortid ganacsiga nagala soo xiriir somalistoday@gmail.com la soco maqaalkii saddexaad iyo gebagebadii qormadan. source:somalithinktank

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CAAFIMAADKA N A A S A H A H A W E E N K A M A K A L A D H E E R A A N MINNESOTA I DENTIFIES MENINGITIS CASE WAXAAN ISKU ARKAY XINIINYAHA OO HOOS K ARAAN S IDA C AADIGA AH , M ISE W AA J IRO ? LINKED TO INJECTABLE STEROID PRODUCT U DHEERAADAY, WAA MAXAY S ABABTU ? Naasaha aan isla ekeen waa wax caadi ahaan dhici karo, hiddo raac ha ahaado ama sabab aan la garanynba. Naasaha korriinkooda wuxuu ku xiranyahay qaabka hormoonka “Estrogen-ka” uu u saameeyo iyo jawaab celinta uu naaska ka bixiyo taasoo badanaa bilaabato laba sano ka hor qiyaas ahaan markii gabadha qaangaarto oo dhigga ugu horreeyo ku dhaco ‘menarche”. Kadib naaska wuu sii koraa, xilligaas korriimada ay socoto naaska wuu kala kori karaa inkastoo farqi aad u weyn uusan jirin laakiin wuu isa soo gaaraa muddo 6 sano gudahood. Wixii xilligaas ka dambeeya naaska korriinkiisa wuxuu is badalaa badanaa xilliga uurka iyo xilliga xaydka gabdhaha uu ka yimaado. Farqiga u dahxeeyo labada naas ee kala koray maahan wax saa u weyn

oo waxaa la yiraahdaa haddii naas gashiga “Bra” uu wada qaadi karo farqigaas wax la sheego maahan laakiin haddii naas gashiga uu hal naas uu cariiri ko noqdo, farqiga u dhaxeeyo labada naas wuu badanyahay. Kala koriinka naasaha haddii ay bilaabmeen da’da 20 sano ka dib uurna aadan lahayn, waxaad eegtaa in naaska weynaaday in uu leeyahay wax barar, burtuqyo, daqnasho, qanjirrada kilkilaha oo bararn, midabka naaska badalan, nabro ka soo baxay ama ibta oo dheecaan keento ama midabkeeda oo is badalo. Haddii aad isku aragto calaamadahaas waxaad u baahantahay in takhtar aad la xiriirto.

A Minnesota woman in her forties has been diagnosed with meningitis after receiving injectable steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. As of Friday evening, steroid products produced by the New England Compounding Center had been linked to 47 cases of fungal meningitis - and five death - in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Minnesota patient was evaluated after experiencing possible symptoms of meningitis, including fever and headache. Evidence of meningitis was subsequently found in her spinal fluid. She has been hospitalized, and is being treated with antibiotic and antifungal drugs. source:somalidoc The only Minnesota health care providers known to have used the implicated drugs are Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) in Edina, Fridley, Shakopee and Maple Grove, and the Minnesota Surgery Center (MSC) in Edina and Maple Grove. The A r l e n e B e c k e r r e c e i v e d t h e 2 0 1 2 B r u c e Z i m m e r m a n Minnesota Department of Health D i a b e t e s Aw a rd T h u r s d a y i n re c o g n i t i o n f o r h e r p i o n e e r i n g (MDH) is continuing to work closely w o r k i n d i a b e t e s p re v e n t i o n i n M i n n e s o t a a n d n a t i o n a l l y.

S TATEWIDE D I A B ETES A WARD GOES TO SAINT PAUL DIETICIAN The award was presented to Becker by the Minnesota Diabetes Steering Committee and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The award ceremony was held October 25 at the Many Faces of Community Health Conference in the Twin Cities. The annual award honors D r. B r u c e Z i m m e r m a n , a n internationally known diabetes expert and endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, who was a leader in the fight against diabetes in Minnesota, and served as a founding member of the Minnesota Diabetes Steering Committee from 1985 until his death in 2001. The committee selected Becker as the 2012 award recipient for her national work and for her crucial role as a registered and licensed dietitian working to help people with diabetes and p r e d i a b e t e s a t We s t S i d e Community Health Services in St. Paul. Becker has been a champion for the predominantly Latino population she serves. At West Side Community Health Services, Becker has led 14 Spanish diabetes prevention program groups that have helped people with prediabetes dramatically lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The last two groups (with a total of 25 people with prediabetes) lost a combined 254 pounds, and several participants returned their blood sugar levels back to normal. “Arlene plays a key role in West Side’s diabetes prevention and management program and we are so pleased to have her sharing her time and talent with our community,” said Tracey Miller, chief operating officer at West Side Community Health Services. “Her passion is evident and she is a shining example for all, of healthy living and helping patients make difficult lifestyle changes to optimize his or her wellness.” In Minnesota, Becker has been a key contributor to expanding the I CAN Prevent Diabetes program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. She has been especially influential in the state’s effort to expand the I CAN Prevent Diabetes program to people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, including minorities and people in Greater Minnesota. As a Minnesota Master Trainer, Becker has cofacilitated 10 lifestyle-coach trainings and certified over 160 coaches since 2009. Most recently she trained 40 coaches in African American churches, Somali and American Indian communities, Latino clinics serving uninsured immigrants, and nutrition extension educators in western Minnesota counties. MDH Diabetes Prevention Planner, Rita Mays said, “Arlene

brings a depth of experience with the diabetes prevention program groups, sensitivity to multicultural groups and instills confidence in our Minnesota lifestyle coaches to be strong coaches across the state.” At the national level, Becker has shaped new diabetes prevention policy and programs that will directly impact people with prediabetes in Minnesota. She is playing a leading role in a collaborative effort with the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC), the Rollins School of Public Health - Emory University in Atlanta, the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch a national diabetes prevention program across the United States. A c c o r d i n g t o We n d y K u r z Childers, Assistant Director at D T TA C , “ A r l e n e h a s b e e n a strong asset to the National Diabetes Prevention Program – over the past year as a DTTAC M a s t e r Tr a i n e r, s h e h a s facilitated six lifestyle coach trainings in four states, i n c l u d i n g D T TA C ’s f i r s t Spanish-language lifestyle coach training. She has been instrumental in translating the DTTAC training materials and curriculum into Spanish, ensuring that the lifestyle change program will be delivered to Spanish-speaking participants across the country.” Kurz Childers adds, “As a DTTAC Master Trainer, Arlene not only brings wisdom and a wealth of experience, but also the same genuine and compassionate nature that makes her excel as a Lifestyle Coach.” One in 3 adults or 1.4 million Minnesotans has prediabetes, and 5 to 10 percent of them go on to develop type 2 diabetes e a c h y e a r. T h e D i a b e t e s Prevention Program, a large n a t i o n a l s t u d y, s h o w e d t h a t moderate weight loss (7 percent of body weight) and 150 minutes per week of physical activity for people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent over a 3 year period. Yet few people with prediabetes know they have the condition, putting them at risk for developing diabetes and its complications. Diabetes is a leading cause of death and disability. ~ For more information about diabetes, the Bruce Zimmerman D i a b e t e s Aw a rd o r t h e Minnesota Diabetes Steering Committee, please visit the Minnesota Diabetes Program website at http:// w w w. h e a l t h . s t a t e . m n . u s / diabetes/~ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

with MAPS and MSC to contact patients who were treated with steroids from the Massachusetts firm. Approximately 950 Minnesota patients are now believed to have been treated with the implicated steroid products. As of Saturday morning, approximately 350 of the patients had been contacted by MDH or MAPS. Officials hope to finish contacting the rest by Sunday night. The New England Compounding Center has been closed. All of its products have been recalled, or are currently being withheld from use. MDH officials are emphasizing that the fungal infections associated with the steroid products are different from the viral and bacterial forms of meningitis that may be more familiar to most Minnesotans. The fungal infections cannot be transmitted from person to person, so people who have not been treated with the implicated steroid products are not at risk. —— Note: Current case numbers nationwide are available from CDC at: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/ meningitis.html.

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