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It was very tough.”Mr Ntakarutimana is one of a small number of former refugees moving to regional areas, where the opportunities are not always evident.It was only through the help of migrant and refugee advocate Ataus Samad, that he was able to settle into his new life, he said.New lifeMr Ntakarutimana was just three years old when his family fled civil war in Burundi in the early ’90s before taking refuge in Tanzania.”When I was in a refugee camp, things wasn’t easy. (ABC Capricornia: Alice Roberts)
Mr Samad said there were ample opportunities for refugees and migrants to move out of the major cities, but employers in rural and regional areas needed support and incentives to employ them.”I think would do more than relying on labour hire companies or those dodgy labour hire contractors who are exploiting vulnerable people or exploiting the vulnerable people who are coming here as seasonal working or working holiday visas.”Mr Samad spear-headed a successful one-year pilot program six years ago, where refugees from Burma were resettled into the small rural town of Biloela, almost 200 km west of Rockhampton.”We took an employment-led approach because employment is one of the most important things that provides bread and butter for newly settled people and we worked with local employers.”The one-year pilot ended in 2011, but families who moved to Biloela as still there despite an economic downturn.”If we give incentives to employers to take on migrants who are already permanent residents it will benefit everyone, because that money will be spent in the local community and it will be a much better dividend for everyone,” Mr Samad said.He was instrumental in settling Mr Ntakarutimana into his new job and town.”With Jean — I worked closely with his employer, Eric [Coelman]. “We need to create an environment that will encourage people to settle,” he said. ‘You’ve got to go to the office tomorrow — you’re ready to go.”We were so happy [and] so surprised — we couldn’t wait to get here.”The family settled in Brisbane, where Mr Ntakarutimana went to the local high school without a word of English.”I was very quiet. [

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Central Queensland sweet potato farmer Eric Coleman with Jean Ntakarutimana and Jean’s parents. We’re like a family.”Where the jobs areThis is something migrant and refugee advocate Ataus Samad would like to see change.”If we want to develop our regional and rural areas, we need people. [

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Eric Coleman says Jean and his family have really fit in to the farm. He helped them buy a car and is now recommends they buy a house and become more permanently settled. Jean Ntakarutimana’s life working on a sweet potato farm in central Queensland is a far cry from the Tanzanian refugee camp he called home for over a decade.This is his first steady employment since moving to Australia as a teenager, a break that has seen him relocate his extended family from Brisbane to Gracemere, where they are creating a new life.”We’re happy to be here, the rent is cheap, everything is easier,” Mr Ntakarutimana said. Even when I was little, I remember some of them actually. Photo:
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“We ended up giving his dad a job and Johno’s mum does a bit of casual work as well.”None of them have missed a day’s work.”From my point of view, they’re a very good resource because they’re good people – happy people.”Just the happy nature of Johnno [Jean] and his family has really fit in with us being a family farm and they’ve always put in a big effort,” Mr Coleman said.”I think the best thing about Johnno and his dad is they come from an agricultural background, so it’s not actually foreign to them but I think the employment agencies are probably running them into places like Brisbane and trying to get them jobs in an environment that’s totally foreign.”Mr Coleman said if he went into an employment agency in Rockhampton “and picked a hundred kids leaving Year 12, I’d be flat out getting one that wants to come here and work in the sun”.Mr Coleman said he would like to see employment agencies put more time and funding into providing English lessons, driver licences and tickets.”For us, that’s quite an investment.”Mr Coleman has become more than an employer to the Ntakarutimana family. Despite the excitement of moving to Australia, life has not been easy for the Burundi family.”It’s very hard for me because I didn’t have any idea of looking for work. Actually, it was very hard so I had to go through those agents to help me find work.””My first job was very hard for me because it was my first job in Australia, including that I didn’t speak English. He’s a wonderful gentleman and is like most of the Australians I come across.”Mr Samad said while there were opportunities for migrant and former refugees to relocate to regional Australia, it was also important to have the support of their own community as they move. I didn’t want anybody to come near me or speak to me because I didn’t know what to say.”But Mr Ntakarutimana made friends with English speakers to learn the language, but since leaving school it has been difficult to find employment for him and his family.That was until now.Lucky breakSweet potato farmer Eric Coleman runs his intensive farming operation on the outskirts of Rockhampton and relies on casual labour for most of the year.”There’s been issues with getting backpackers in the past, so we’ve been looking for other sources of labour,” Mr Coleman said.He contacted an employment agency with initial reservations, and along came Mr Ntakarutimana. (ABC Capricornia: Alice Roberts)
“The one day, someone came up and said. It was hard to get food, it was hard to get some fresh water until we had the opportunity of coming here.”But it was a long and anxious three-year wait for a visa and the family had doubts it would ever happen. The support is not lost on Mr Ntakarutimana.”He has been there for me,” he said of Mr Coleman.”We’re like a family. I can say that. (ABC Capricornia: Alice Roberts)
“People are quite resilient and adventurous and want to do new things, but at the same time there’s a social need and people want to interact with people from their own background,” he said.”If the resettled community is too big, there will be a reluctance to integrate with the mainstream community and that’s what’s happening now in bigger cities.”We have enclaves of different communities and that’s not helpful for the successful integration of people into the community.”
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End of the line for Alvey Reels delayed after surge in orders

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'We made them too well': Alvey fishing reel company to close after 97 years

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Despite the tough decision to close, Mr Alvey said it came down to having to “make a tough business decision”.”My brother and I have had many sleepless nights about this but in the last two years we’ve put a lot of money in it to keep it afloat,” he said.”My cousin said to me that we have to look at it from the positive side and we’ve made lots and lots of fishermen happy over 97 years, and how many people can say that?” High energy costs contribute to Alvey Reels closure Hear Alvey Reels owner Bruce Alvey tell Steve Austin that his energy prices have doubled in recent years and placed stress on the business. “Any other industrial client is the same, we’re hearing about a plastic recycler who’s had his electricity charges gone up from $30,000 a month to $80,000 and they have to close as they can’t pay their power bills.”It’s a terrible system we’re in at the moment.”Four fishing companies are interested in taking over the business.”The business will probably go overseas because the costs here in Australia are killing us,” Mr Alvey said.”We would have to sell the name with it otherwise they have no relevance in it.”It’s pretty good when your product is known by its name; technically it’s a side-cast fishing reel, but everyone just calls it an Alvey.”Reel successHe said the reel has been such a success because it’s designed for Australian anglers.”Our style of reel really only gets used in volume here in Australia,” Mr Alvey said.”We’ve been selling reels in America for 45 years plus, but unfortunately it’s a unique Aussie style of fishing here and it’s really the only place in the world where we fish like we do.”

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“People are wishing us the best and asking us how we can save the company.”Mr Alvey said the business had more than 1,000 orders to fill since the closure announcement.”Many people are saying they’re buying a reel for their kids or their future grandkids or as back-ups for their own,” he said.”We’ll stay open till mid-September now; we’ve had to go back to our staff as we gave them a finish date of August 21.”High electricity prices make operations expensive Mr Alvey said power bills were a major contributor to the decision to end operations.”Electricity has doubled in the time we have been open,” he said.”We get a $5,000 bill a month, but the part that irks you is that $600 is for electricity and the rest is fees and government charges. “Since everyone’s known we were closing the business, the response from the public has been overwhelming,” Bruce Alvey, the owner of Alvey Reels, told ABC Radio Brisbane’s Steve Austin.”Our farewell Facebook post has had more than 800,000 views and we have 4,000 personal messages. An iconic Brisbane fishing business that last month announced it would shut down after 97 years, will remain open for a little while longer to fill an influx of orders.

Jason Allen Rich – Taste And See Lyrics

JASON ALLEN RICHTaste And See Lyrics
The Lord merely spoke and Heavens were created
He breathed forth the words and stars were born
He assigned the seas it’s boundaries
And locked the oceans in vast reservoirs
So come fear the Lord
I want to taste and see that the Lord
That the Lord is good and
I want to be strong like a lion but weak like a lamb
And I want to be your child
Broken and broken and broken again Lord
Calamity will surely be the over taking power
He punishes the wicked man with his righteous sword
But Jesus will redeem the men who bow and serve him
And condemanation ends when pronounced the Lord
So come fear him more
I want to taste and see that the Lord that the Lord is good and I want to be strong like a lion
But weak like a lamb
And I want to be your child
Broken and broken and broken again Lord
Ooooooooh I am broken I am broken Lord
Ooooooooh I am broken I am broken Lord
I want to taste and see that the Lord that the Lord is good and I want to be strong like a lion but weak like a lamb and I want to taste and see that the Lord that the Lord is good and I want to be strong like a lion
But weak like a lamb and I want to be your child
Broken and broken and broken again Lord.

Vicki Yohe – Mercy Seat Lyrics

Come runnin’ come runnin’
Come runnin’ to the mercy seat
Where Jesus is callin’
His grace will be your covering
His blood will flow freely
It will provide the healing
Come runnin’ to the mercy seat
He said that I could come into his presence
Without fear into the holy place
Where his mercy hovers near
I’m runnin’ I’m runnin’
I’m runnin’ to the mercy seat
Where Jesus is callin’
He said his grace will cover me
His blood will flow freely
It will provide my healin’
I’m runnin’ to the mercy seat
Come runnin’ come runnin’
Come runnin’ to the mercy seat
Where Jesus is callin’
His grace will be your covering
His blood will flow freely
It will provide your healin’
Come runnin’ to the mercy seat
Come runnin’ to the mercy seat
I’m runnin’ to the mercy seat He said that I could come into
His presence without fear
Into the holy place where
His mercy hovers near
I’m runnin’ I’m runnin’
I’m runnin’ to the mercy seat
Where Jesus is callin’
He said his grace would cover me
His blood will flow freely
It will provide the healin’
I’m runnin’ to the mercy seat
Are you livin’ where hope has not been? your lost in the curse of a
Lifetime of sin
Lovely illusions they never come true
I know where there’s a place
Of mercy for you
He said that you could come into his
Presence without fear
Into the holy place
Where his mercy hovers near. VICKI YOHEMercy Seat Lyrics
In the darkness
Where everything is unknown
I faced the power of sin on my own
I did not know of a place I could go
Where I could find a way to
Heal my wounded soul.

Foster & Allen – When You Were Sweet Sixteen Lyrics

FOSTER & ALLENWhen You Were Sweet Sixteen Lyrics
When first I saw the love light in your eye
I dreamt the world had not but joy for me
And even though we drifted far apart
I never dream but when I dream of thee
I love you as I never loved before
Since first I met you on the village green
Come to me or my dream of love is over
I love you as I loved you
When you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen
Come to me or my dream of love is over
I love you as I loved you
When you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen

XXXTentacion Announces Debut Album “17” Coming August

“I mean it when I say this project is absolutely amazing.”
Last month, XXXTentacion announced that he will take some time to disappear for a while after a series of bad events on his tour including him getting knocked out by a rap rival in San Diego. Seems like he also took the down time to go into the studio to record some new music for the album. “If you listen to me to get hype or to not think, don’t buy this album,” he wrote. “It’s my first body of work, first official album release, and the first time I’ve put my all into a project,” he wrote on IG. XXXTentacion has been missing in action since having some issues on his recent tour but now he is back in the headlines after announcing his debut album. The Broward County, Florida rapper also told his fans that his album will be more about substance than hype. “This one is for the depression, for the depressed ones, for the lost ones.”
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A post shared by ORIGINAL XXXTENTACION FANPAGE (@xtentaciion) on Jul 30, 2017 at 10:47am PDT The Lauderhill rapper announced on Instagram on Monday that the album is set for release on August 25th. Perhaps he took some time out to also listen to JAY-Z’s new album 4:44. The title of the album is “17” and we are yet to know the meaning behind that title. Perhaps it’s just his favorite number or 17 has a significant meaning in his life.

Bobby Valentino Gets Expose By Transgender In Viral Video

So it was a big surprise to most of his fans when a transgender escort posted a video online showing the R&B crooner hiding from her camera inside her apartment before running out leaving behind his keys and shoe. It's all good. Pretty much she is saying that she doesn’t give two sh*ts about who disapproves of her methods of getting her dough, because all she cares about is getting those coins and if she did then all would be well. Don't gotta be ashamed no more. #fameolousexclusive
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Transgender caught with Bobby Valentino speaks out! Bobby Valentino has some explaining to do after a video went viral showing him running out a room belonging to a transgender. Idc who doesn’t respect my decision because my bank account will respect it the most.”
A couple celebrities have shared their reactions to the video like Snoop Dogg and Joe Budden on his show “Everyday Struggle.”
Transgender exposes #BobbyValentino since he refused to pay for sexual services… ??? “Don’t expose but extort and get what’s rightfully yours either voluntarily or involuntarily. #BobbyV
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#bobbyvalentino I didn't wanna believe it bro… but joe telling me this like ur 8th time fam. “Let me say this what I did to Bobby Valentino was on the basis he didn’t have any coin so to play with my money is to play with my life like ANY girl would do,” she said on Instagram. You can hear the escort in the video saying that he didn’t pay her and that was the basis of her filming and exposing him online. There have been rumors for years claiming that Bobby Valentino is dating a transgender, a claim he denied repeatedly.

Randy Stonehill – American Fast Food Lyrics

RANDY STONEHILLAmerican Fast Food Lyrics
American fast food
What a stupid way to die
American fast food
Order me the jumbo fries
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating
This greasy American fast food
Well we’re undernourished
but we’re overfed
And we’re munching on the burger
With the white bread
And we’re sucking up the sugar
In a milkshake
Till we slip into depression
With a big headache
And our arteries are crying out
“Give us a break!”
American fast food
What a stupid way to die
American fast food
You kiss your old age goodbye
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating
This greasy American fast food
You won’t have to embalm me
When my life is through
There’s so many preservatives in what I eat
The job’s being done right now for you
“Can I take your order, please?”
“A cheeseburger, fries, and a big chocolate malted”
It’s prefab junk at an exorbitant price
And it’s bound to make you nauseous
If you look at it twice
But they’re selling you by telling you
It’s food that’s fun
When it tastes like cardboard
It chews like sponge
‘Cause it’s really only garbage
On a sesame bun
American fast food
What a stupid way to die
American fast food
Order me the chili-size
Oh, oh, it’s easy
It’s so easy and and it’s trouble free
It’s quick and disposable, just like me
If I don’t stop eating
This greasy American
If I don’t stop eating
This greasy American
If I don’t stop eating
This greasy American fast food

Prairie Whiskey – Broken Heart Love Song Lyrics

PRAIRIE WHISKEYBroken Heart Love Song Lyrics
He’s been deceiving, and now she’s leaving
He took everything that she believed in
She had to walk away, there’s nothing more to say
She thought he loved her, he said no other
They planned a life with each other
Her dreams died today, her tears like rain
Chorus
She wants to fall apart, he broke her heart
As she cries aloud, up to the stars
Now the pain it starts, can she love another
Now she’s scared to dream, scared to be,
Who she wants to be, she’s been set free,
All she wanted you see
Was to be your lover
She had been trying, with all his lying
To make it work, oh to stand by him
But it was thrown away, her heart broke here today
Look into her eyes, and know that your lies
Broke her heart, it’s no surprise
Why she’s grown astray, and why she walked away
Chorus
Bridge / solo
While she is crying there’s no denying
She’ll make it through this she will triumph
She got back up today, as she walks away
Chorus x 2
She thought she’d fall apart, he broke her heart
As she cried aloud, up to the stars,
All the pain it stopped
She will love another
Now she holds her dreams,
Lives to be who she wants to be
She’s been set free, she will find it you see
She will fall in love with another
She had to walk away, there’s nothing more to say

THINK ONCE LYRICS – Prabh Gill Feat Roach Killa | Punjabi Song

Kyon kardi na feel mere pyar nu Haye ni aida tadfauni ae kyon yaar nu
Mr. Think Once Lyrics
Well, you don’t know! International All around the world
Oh tainu raahan vich dakkan Gall dil di main dassan Mainu ho gaya ae tere na’ pyar ni It’s your boy Roach Killa Along side Prabh Gill Mixsingh!

Ambarsariya + Suit Lyrics – Kanika Kapoor, Guru Randhawa | T-Series Mixtape

Ambarsariya + Suit Lyrics
Oye hoye hoye…
Gali mein maare phere Paas aane ko mere Gali mein maare phere Paas aane ko mere Kabhi parakhta nain mere Tu kabhi parakhta taur Kabhi parakhta nain mere Tu kabhi parakhta taur
O ni tu lagdi punjaban, lagdi patola Lagge ni tu sareyan to wakh ni Tenu suit suit karda O tenu suit suit karda

NAZM NAZM LYRICS – Bareilly Ki Barfi | ARKO

Nazm Nazm Lyrics
Na na…
Tu nazm nazm sa mere Honthon pe thehar ja Main khwab khwab sa teri Aankhon mein jaagun re
Tu ishq ishq sa mere Rooh mein aake bas ja Jis aur teri shehnaai Uss ore main bhaagun re

Circuits Lyrics – Klangkarussell

Somewhere in the system
Trace of what we’ve been
Ceiling behind the sunset
Flicker on the dark screen
We’re tired and broken down
Both sign rust and cheap
Silencing the circuit
Brings me back to you again
Always been so sure we saw the same thing
So sure we saw the same thing
Always been so, always been so
Always been so sure we saw the same thing
Oh, waving at the time back
Bells and broken secrets say:
“Cold, we can’t crack”
Oh, and the clouds are moving too fast
Every fall will pull apart
And now we’ll always be that, oh, friend
Somewhere in the distance
Ghosts of what we’ve been
The cracks behind the sunset
Flicker on the dark screen
When we’re tired and broken down
Both sign rust and cheap
Silencing the circuit
Brings me back to you again

Genuine American Girl Lyrics – Alice Cooper

That a modest little girl is looking back at me
The boys all whistle when I walk by
So I toss my hair and wink my eye
And when I hit the floor tonight
I’m gonna look and feel alright
‘Cause my mama says the world’s an oyster
And I’m the pearl
I’m a genuine American girl
I’m a rock and roll queen in a hip-hop world
My vision of pure femininity
Yeah, I’m a genuine American girl
From my ruby red lips to my bleached blonde curls
I’m everything I hoped to be I do my hair, I paint my nails
It pours outside, it never fails
So the makeup runs, down my pretty face
I’m a muddy mess, a MAC disgrace
But when I leave this room tonight
I’m gonna look and feel alright
‘Cause my mama says the world’s an oyster
And I’m the pearl
I’m a genuine American girl
A bonafide beauty in an ugly world
My vision of pure femininity
Yeah, I’m a genuine American girl
From my ruby red lips to my bleached blonde curls
I’m everything I hoped to be
I look in the mirror and what do I see?

Save That Shit Lyrics – Lil Peep

Fuck my life, can’t stand that girl
Tell me you can’t save that shit
All she want is payback for the way I always play that shit
You ain’t getting nothing
Now I’m saying, don’t tell me you is
Nothin’ like them other mother fuckers I can make you rich (I can make you rich)
I can make you this
Baby, I can make you that
I can take you there
Baby, you won’t make it back
Growing sick of this
And I don’t wanna make you sad
Do I make you scared? Baby we could go
Fuck my life, can’t stand that girl
Tell me you can’t save that shit
All she want is payback for the way I always play that shit
You ain’t getting nothing
Now I’m saying, don’t tell me you is
Nothin’ like them other mother fuckers I can make you rich (I can make you rich)
I can make you this
Baby, I can make you that
I can take you there
Baby, you won’t make it back
Growing sick of this
And I don’t wanna make you sad
Do I make you scared? Baby won’t you take me back Baby we could go
Goin down on a lonely road, I go
Just another lonely road I go
I just wanna know, I just gotta know
Do you want to go? Baby won’t you take me back
Nothin’ like them other mother fuckers I can make you rich (I can make you rich)
Nothin’ like them other mother fuckers I can make you rich (I can make you rich)
Fuck my life, can’t stand that girl
Tell me you can’t save that shit
All she want is payback for the way I always play that shit
You ain’t getting nothing
Now I’m saying, don’t tell me you is
Nothin’ like them other mother fuckers I can make you rich (I can make you rich)
I can make you this
Baby, I can make you that
I can take you there
Baby, you won’t make it back
Growing sick of this
And I don’t wanna make you sad
Do I make you scared? Baby won’t you take me back
Goin down on a lonely road, I go
Just another lonely road I go
I just wanna know, I just gotta know
Do you want to go?