Homeless in America
Homeless in America

Who are the homeless? Are their numbers significantly increasing because of the recession? Read some eye opening and sobering facts about homelessness in America and find out what you can do to help.

What is the definition of homelessness?
Different definitions of homelessness are used in different contexts. Generally, homelessness is defined as a person who “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.”

How is the recession affecting homelessness?
The recession will force 1.5 million more people into homelessness over the next two years, according to estimates by The National Alliance to End Homelessness. In a 2008 report, the U.S. Conference of Mayors cited a major increase in the number of homeless in 19 out of the 25 cities surveyed. On average, cities reported a 12 percent increase of homelessness since 2007.

Miss Congo Ireland 2009
Miss Congo Ireland 2009

On the 23rd October 2009 from 8pm at the Crowne Plazza hotel, Shopping Center, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Irish Community Empowerment Group, will be organizing for the first time in Ireland Miss Congo Ireland.

Miss Congo Ireland will be a major event and a great opportunity for all and sundry, that is why we invite everyone wishing to become sponsors not to delay in contacting us. We will put your logo on the internet, on our leaflets and all our TV programs relating to our official Miss Congo Ireland pageant.

IRCEG (Irish Community Empowerment Group) works to empower individuals while assisting especially the Congolese to integrate into the Irish society, while achieving their potentials within the community in a sustainable way through the promotion of poverty alleviation and related concerns in Africa especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10.

South Africa and Nigerian artists received 15 nominations, with Nigerian R&B artist 2Face notching up four MAMA nominations - best male, artist of the year, best video and best R&B. 2Face will be looking to add to his MTV award collection: he was named best African act at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The nominees and their respective categories are as follows: