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2008-07-02 06:00:15

By Mosley, Don C Jr Boyar, Scott L; Carson, Charles M; Pearson, Allison W Self-efficacy is defined as people's judgments of their capabilities to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performances (Bandura, 1986). Self- efficacy perceptions, in concert with self-regulatory behaviors, influence the goals people set, strategies people choose, effort people expend, and perseverance people display (Bandura, 1991). Thus, successful performance requires...

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2008-01-23 10:50:00

Industry giants, Dell and Microsoft are teaming up to release a Product Red computer.  According to Reuters, they will be donating up to $80 for every one sold to fund AIDS-fighting drugs in Africa.Dell will begin selling two (Red) laptops and one desktop running Microsoft Windows Vista on Friday. The two companies pledged donations of $50 for a laptop and $80 for a desktop to the Global Fund. The Global Fund finances health programs in Africa.(Red), founded by U2 singer Bono and Bobby...

2006-06-29 13:58:04

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a campaign for Africa, organizing concerts last year to press leaders of rich countries at a meeting in Scotland to wipe out poverty. "They started out to climb an Everest but over the past...

2006-06-29 14:51:09

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a campaign for Africa, organizing concerts last year to press leaders of rich countries at a meeting in Scotland to wipe out poverty. "They started out to climb an Everest but over the past...

2006-06-29 10:20:35

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made to Africa a year ago on providing life-saving AIDS drugs, expanding trade and boosting aid, said activist rock star Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a global campaign for more aid to Africa, organizing Live 8 concerts around the world last year to press Group of Eight industrial leaders meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, to wipe out...

2006-05-24 16:01:55

By Lesley Wroughton ACCRA (Reuters) - After a successful campaign to cancel the debts of some of the world's poorest countries, rocker-activist Bono is about to take on the world's powerbrokers to improve the terms of trade for Africa. On the last stop of a six-nation African tour, Bono said on Wednesday there was a new mood of optimism on the continent and new entrepreneurs were emerging, but farm subsidies and other trade barriers in large markets like the United States and Europe...

2006-05-23 10:21:53

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Rock star Bono took a night off from campaigning on aid for Africa and went back to his day job -- music -- as he sang along with a local band in a 1,000-year-old chant in the West African state of Mali. Bono, on a six-nation Africa tour, dropped in on Monday night with some aides at the Piroge bar and restaurant on the banks of the Niger River in the Mali capital Bamako. They listened to the Samaquera band, which plays songs that are more than a millennium old...

2006-05-23 07:45:20

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Rock star Bono took a night off from campaigning on aid for Africa and went back to his day job -- music -- as he sang along with a local band in a 1,000-year-old chant in the West African state of Mali. Bono, on a six-nation Africa tour, dropped in on Monday night with some aides at the Piroge bar and restaurant on the banks of the Niger River in the Mali capital Bamako. They listened to the Samaquera band, which plays songs that are more than a millennium old...

2006-05-22 11:25:00

By Tom Ashby ABUJA -- Irish rock star Bono met British finance minister Gordon Brown at a run-down Nigerian primary school on Monday, as Africa moved to hold the rich world to account over promises to fund a "Marshall Plan" for the continent. Some ceilings at Ido Sarki School, on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, had collapsed and about 150 children crowded onto benches in one classroom, illustrating the scale of the task required for the poorest continent to deliver basic education to...

2006-05-21 19:47:11

By Lesley Wroughton ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The recent goodwill of wealthy industrialized countries toward Africa could dissipate unless the continent tackles corruption, rock star and activist Bono told African finance ministers on Sunday. "There is a window of opportunity but it could close if things like the corruption issue are not tackled or the peer review mechanisms are not felt to be real," the U2 frontman said in the Nigerian capital Abuja in one of his first speeches...