So now that my well deserved holiday has come to an end, it’s now time to get back to work...but not before I share this pic.
As I do every time I come here (Poland) I hit the local ‘car boot sale’. Not exactly a car boot sale per say but similar...anyway as I was walking through their ‘used’ section amongst the few audio components most of them from Germany, I saw this gem. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a first gen CD player.
This one in particular was ‘made’ by Nordmende. This was and still is a rebadge of the infamous Hitachi DA-1000 . Same mech, optics, electronics, with a different front panel and possibly internal layout.
Amongst its many copies the ones that share this particular format are: -Thomson AD-100
-Continental Edison DAD-9370
-Pathe Marconi PMLA-10
Back to this unit: I managed to clean it slightly, sorted the motor on the volume pot as it was frozen, and as expected from a first gen unit...it works :)
It even plays scratched cd’s with ease. Not bad for a 1984 CD player.
General Sensitization Publicity
Child sexual abuse in Nigeria is an offence under several sections of chapter 21 of the country's criminal code. The age of consent is 18. However, according to recent findings by the National Population Commission, with support from UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on ‘Nigeria Violence Against Children’ revealed high prevalence of violence against children in Nigeria.
The study revealed that approximately six out of every 10 Nigerian children under the age of 18 years, experience some form of physical, emotional and sexual violence before the age of 18 years.
“One in two children experience physical violence, one in four girls and one in ten boys experience sexual violence, and one in six girls and one in five boys experience emotional violence. Only a little percent of the children who experience these violence receive support."
With respect to this, the corps members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, of Olorunda Local Government of Osun state will be holding a rally against Child Sexual abuse on the 26th of July, 2018 in the state capital, to speak on behalf of the innocent lives that have being victims of sexual abuse.
The upcoming event will involve all serving corps members in the local government marching from the Local Government Secretariat, through Igbona market, across the surrounding street and finally end at Freedom Park. Speaking ahead of the event, the Local Government Inspector of the Olorunda Local Government, Mr Adediran Johnson, urges corps members to turn out en masse as this will serve to sensitize the public and also help to curb the menace of Child Sexual Abuse in the community.