Monday, July 03, 2006
For decades now Europe has faced an issue that requires more than just national guards and the likes on its borders with Africa. Sub-saharan Africans trying to get on the other side by way of sea-crossing techniques so dangerous that many of them have perished. That and the fact that Spanish guards (Spain being the closest to Africa) don't hesitate to shoot at sight at any one they see trying to climb the tall fences installed by the authorities.
So over the week end another boat carrying as many as 18 people sank off Morocco and two men fell off the 6 metres high fences on both sides of the fence and died instantly.
A few weeks ago another boat was discovered off the coasts of Trinidad & Tobago with everybody on board dead. Some had written good bye letters to their families explaining that they were dying of starvation and dehydration.
As absurd as it may sound, the European Commission is split on whether or not young parents or old for that matter, should be exempted from paying taxes on babies' nappies.
Some say they're not medical items and they should not be exempted and others say Europe's low birth rates are a concern that should be tackled vividly and using tax exemption as an incentive should be implemented. Tough one!
Born Feburary 21st,1984 in Bunde,Germany,to a Ghanaian father and a German mother, Odonkor is a forward who happens to be very flexible that he can play left ,right and center.
Having had a knee injury and surgery,David is still a good prospect for the future of German soccer. Standing 5'9 tall and weighing just 163 lbs, Odonkor is just one delicious bundle of joy.