Video allegedly shows Quebec cops beating Innu man

first_imgAPTN National NewsQuebec’s provincial police force is investigating a video which appears to show two of its officers beating an Innu man.The incident happened last Tuesday in the remote Innu community of Unamen Shipu.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the story.last_img

Cree woman files complaint against Montreal police after officers did nothing after

first_imgAPTN National NewsJeannie Icebound is shaken after being attacked in Montreal.But the Cree woman is angry that Montreal’s police did nothing to help her.Icebound has now filed an official complaint against the police.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports.tfennario@aptn.calast_img

Wydad vs Raja a Game for the Ages

Rabat – Morocco’s two most famous football teams will meet on Sunday for a new clash. Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) and Raja Club Athletic (RCA) are both thirsting for victory as the upcoming game will be crucial to win the Moroccan league.Six games away from the end of the season, the run for the Moroccan Football League title is tight. At the heart of the race are the kingdom’s two biggest clubs, Wydad and Raja.More than just Casablanca’s two football poles, Wydad and Raja have the biggest fan base all of all clubs in the kingdom. When the two clash, twice every season and occasionally in the Throne Cup, it is a national sports event. The rivalry between Wydad and Raja dates back decades, and winning the derby games is often seen by fans as more important than being crowned league champions. On Sunday’s game, however, the two Casablanca giants will be looking to kill two birds with one stone – to defeat one’s oldest foe and win three needed points towards reaching the title.Wydad is leading the Moroccan Football League table with 51 points. Raja comes second with 46 points, tying with Diffaa Hassani D’El Jadida (DHJ).Winning another three points will be a huge step for Wydad to snatch the championship away from its main rival, but even a draw will help. For Raja on the other hand, a victory is imperative to preserve its chances of winning the title.The upcoming clash is certainly not to be missed. History has proven that anything can happen during the Casablanca Derby games. While some have been disappointingly boring, others remain vivid in fans’ minds for years.No matter what, the two squads have every interest in making Sunday’s game one to remember. read more

Thyssenkrupp to Open Production Site in Morocco

By Mohamed Amine RhazRabat – ThyssenKrupp Materials Services announced on Monday, February 1, the opening of a new sales and production site in Morocco. ThyssenKrupp Aerospace is a branch of ThyssenKrupp’s materials services, which is expected to open near Casablanca this summer. The new site will offer more than 2,000 square metres of warehouse space for raw materials such as aluminum, steel, and titanium in various forms and alloys. In addition, a “cut-to-size” service will allow customers to order the material in the size required.The facility will be Thyssenkrupp’s second in North Africa;Egypt was its first on the continent and the company’s 44th worldwide.Even before the official opening of the ThyssenKrupp’s aerospace facility, two supply agreements have been signed with aircraft parts Figeac Aero Maroc and ARM Group, while negotiations with other partners are ongoing.“We are pleased regarding the positive feedback from customers in Morocco,” says Hans-Josef Hoss, COO of ThyssenKrupp Materials Services. “This facility is an essential element of our future strategy of growth in the region–because of its good structure regarding the aerospace industry, Morocco offers an ideal environment.”ThyssenKrupp Aerospace is a major service provider for materials, supply chain solutions, and metals processing in the aerospace industry worldwide.Joachim Limberg, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Materials Services, stated that the new site underlines Thyssenkrupp’s ambition to be reliable and strong partner alongside their customers, highlighting “With our broad and deep experience as a system partner, we ensure that our customers can focus even more on their core business by taking on the complete management of logistics, warehousing, and supply chainsThyssenKrupp is a German multinational conglomerate specializing in the production of steel, machines, and industrial services, such as high-speed trains, elevators and shipbuilding. From its bases in Duisburg and Essen, the company has spread to over 480 locations worldwide. read more

UNICEF welcomes Moldovan law aimed at combating domestic violence

“Violence can never be justified. It must be eradicated. Education makes the difference,” said UNICEF Representative Ray V. Torres. Domestic violence has consequences for children and for society as a whole and in Moldova it is one of the root causes of child abandonment, institutionalization, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.In Moldova, 27 per cent of women over 15 years of age have experienced violence in the home at least once, according to the 2005 Demographic and Health Survey carried out by the Government with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).Mr. Torres stressed the importance of tackling the myths surrounding domestic violence in Moldova. One pervasive myth is that violence against women is mainly a rural phenomenon, however the 2005 Survey showed that the difference between the incidence of violence in rural and urban areas is relatively insignificant: 29 per cent and 24 per cent respectively. Violence is also seen as a problem affecting disadvantaged families, however while in the poorest families the incidence is higher at 33 per cent, the incidence of violence in families that are better off is also significant at 22 per cent.Last year, UNICEF supported the Government in developing the draft National Action Plan on preventing and combating violence against children, and this is currently being examined by relevant ministries.“We would like to encourage the speeding-up of this process so that actions for the effective eradication of violence can be initiated as soon as possible,” said Mr. Torres.UNICEF is on the ground in 155 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. 13 March 2007With more than a quarter of Moldova’s women over 15 years of age having experienced domestic violence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed parliament’s decision to adopt a law aimed at preventing and combating the problem, along with setting up rehabilitation centres and providing other support services for the victims. read more

Finning International increases dividend firstquarter profit up

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2013 6:07 pm MDT Finning International increases dividend, first-quarter profit up VANCOUVER – Heavy equipment dealer Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) increased its quarterly dividend Wednesday as it reported a higher first-quarter profit compared with a year ago.The company said it will make a quarterly payment of shareholders of 15.25 cents per share, up from 14 cents due to its expectation for earnings growth.Finning said it earned $73 million or 43 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, which was up from $64 million or 37 cents per share a year ago.Revenue increased to $1.58 billion, up from $1.47 billion.“Our ability to grow revenues during heightened economic uncertainty clearly demonstrates the benefit of our broad end-market and geographic diversification, as well as our product support capabilities,” Finning president and chief executive Mike Waites said in a statement.“As expected, slower activity in mining translated into lower order intake. However, our backlog remains solid, and high machine utilization levels are expected to continue driving strong product support revenues in 2013.”The company said the increased revenue was helped by strong growth in South America, which more than offset lower revenues from Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.New equipment sales were up two per cent due to significantly higher new equipment sales in South America, while product support revenues rose by 13 per cent with growth in Canada and South America.Used equipment sales fell 18 per cent compared with a year ago, while rental revenues increased by two per cent.Finning is the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer with operations in Canada, South America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. read more

Turkmenistan offers to host UNbacked meetings on disarmament energy refugees

Calling for an expanded United Nations role in the world, Turkmenistan today proposed hosting five international meetings next year – on disarmament, energy security, cooperative transport and transit corridors for landlocked countries, desertification, and refugees.“It is precisely the United Nations that is the main and universal international organization which adopts decisions concerning the most important issues of global development and comprehensive peace and security,” Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov told the UN General Assembly as it moved into the second week of its annual General Debate. “Therefore Turkmenistan stands for the strengthening and expanding the role of the United Nations in the world,” he said, citing “constructive and omnilateral cooperation” with the UN as the top priority of his landlocked country’s foreign policy.On disarmament, he called for energizing the discussion by holding a High-level international meeting. “We are prepared to create all necessary conditions and provide appropriate infrastructure for holding this meeting in the capital of our country (Ashgabat),” he said.Turning to the issue of energy he called ensuring security in this sphere “one of the most important components of stable world economy, its protection against distortions and disruptions,” and proposed the establishment of a new UN “universal international law tool kit” to form the legal basis for the international supplies of energy resource with a corresponding UN structure to enforce implementation of these provisions.“To this end the Government of Turkmenistan proposes to convene in 2014 an International Meeting of Experts devoted to this topic,” said Mr. Meredov, who made similar proposals at last year’s annual General Debate, when he noted that Turkmenistan is one of the leading suppliers of energy resources and possesses the world’s fourth largest reserves of hydrocarbon resources.. On transportation, he called for a combined system involving major international and regional maritime, road, railroad and air hubs. “Turkmenistan is convinced that transport architecture of the 21st century is the architecture for an integration breakthrough, joint efforts of regions, and combination of resources and industrial and human potentials,” he said. “Turkmenistan would like to table a proposal on holding next year in Ashgabat an International Conference dedicated to the role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation, stability and sustainable development.”Turning to climate change, Mr. Meredov offered his country as a venue for a Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on combating desertification.Finally, citing his own country’s “practical work in granting citizenship to refugees and stateless persons,” he proposed hosting as high-level event with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to develop long-term solutions on the issue.In a related development, ministers of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) met on the margins of the General Debate to review progress in the Almaty Programme of Action, a framework adopted in that Kazakh city in 2003 setting out specific measures for improved market access and trade facilitation to compensate LLDCs for their geographical handicaps.“LLDCs continue to face many challenges,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in remarks to the meeting. “These include constraints in reaching global markets, significant financing gaps and the need to improve trade facilitation and integration into the world economy. “The economies of landlocked developing countries remain fragile and vulnerable to external shocks such as the global economic crisis and climate change,” he said, calling for a new global partnership for development, involving LLDCs, transit developing countries, and development partners – including international organizations, the private sector and academia.Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bhutan. UN Photo/Amanda VoisardAlso highlighting the particular challenges faced by landlocked countries was the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which also has to deal with the issues associated with being a least developed country (LDC).“While Bhutan has achieved significant socio-economic progress, we face many challenges and vulnerabilities, being both a landlocked and least developed country,” Foreign Minister Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje said in his address to the General Debate. “Our economy remains import driven and dependent on a single export commodity.”The country faces challenges arising from poverty, youth unemployment, natural disasters and vulnerability to adverse impacts of climate change. “We will, therefore, continue to count on external support and assistance as we work towards achieving our long cherished goal of self-reliance and graduation out of the LDC category,” he added. read more

Yemen UN agency provides tents emergency relief items to people displaced by

“Strong winds, heavy rains and flooding destroyed house, boats and livestock, and disrupted services,” UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham told reporters at the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva.“Early reports indicate that around 1,600 families have been displaced in Hadramaut, some 150 in Shabwah, 25 in Al Maharah, and hundreds more on Socotra,” he added, noting that UNHCR is bringing in 5,000 emergency shelter kits to the city of Al Mukalla. Throughout the preparations and response, UNHCR said it has been coordinating with authorities, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, and through the sub-national Protection and Shelter Clusters in Aden.“The effects of Chapala have been most severe in Shabwah and Hadramaut, with a combined population of about 1.9 million people,” Mr. Needham continued. “Jilaa, a village of around 1,150 persons in Shabwah governorate was completely washed away and further reports are coming in of devastation. Seventy six per cent [1.4 million] of the population in these governorates were already in need of humanitarian assistance, which includes over 100,000 displaced people and over 27,000 refugees and migrants.”Meanwhile, in advance of the cyclone, the Yemeni island of Socotra situated 350km from the mainland in the Arabian Sea, also experienced widespread destruction and displacement, with many taking shelter in caves, schools, or in the homes of relatives. At least 170 houses on the island were fully damaged and a further 610 partially damaged.UNHCR in Yemen reported is has been in contact with colleagues in Somaliland and Puntland to dissuade refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants – primarily from Ethiopia and Somalia – from taking boats to Yemen due to the dangerous conditions at sea as a result of Chapala. “There have been no reported new arrivals since 1 November,” the spokesperson noted. “Thus far in 2015 UNHCR has counted nearly 70,000 new arrivals along the Red and Arabian Sea coasts. Over 11,000 arrived in October along the Arabian Sea coast and received reception and medical services from UNHCR’s Mayfa’a reception centre in Shabwah, which so far weathered well through the storm with only minor damage to the premises.”UNHCR has also been informed that a new tropical storm is on its way and may develop in a second cyclone, to reach Socotra on Sunday. Along with other humanitarian agencies, it announced further scaling up of preparedness and response measures. In addition, Mr. Needham said his colleagues in Somalia have once again issued warnings to would-be crossers through partner and community networks.Over the last several months arrivals had shifted primarily to the Arabian Sea coast to avoid intense conflict areas centred in Taiz governorate situated on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. According to the UN, Yemen has 21.1 million persons in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including access to food, health care and safe drinking water, and over 2.3 million internally displaced persons stemming from the escalation of the conflict since late March of this year. read more

Stalled peace process fresh ceasefire violations risk Malis stability – UN peacekeeping

Under the terms of the resolution, the Council also decided that MINUSMA should perform tasks related to, among others, supporting the implementation of the peace agreement of June 2015; good offices and reconciliation; protection of civilians and stabilization, including against asymmetric threats; protection, safety and security of UN personnel; promotion and protection of human rights; and humanitarian assistance.Impact of violence, instability on Mission effectivenessFollowing the clashes in July in Kidal, in the north of the country, the Mission launched an operation to deter violence and protect civilians by showing a robust presence with patrols and checkpoints. In August, the Mission launched another operation, again establishing checkpoints and conducting coordinated patrols with the Malian armed forces along the Timbuktu–Douentza–Hombori axis, which spans from Timbuktu to the Mopti region. However, in spite of the Mission doing its utmost, civilians continue to suffer from the consequences of the armed groups’ and Government’s military operations, he said. The ceasefire violations have further hampered access for humanitarian actors that strive to answer to the most pressing needs of the population pending the resumption of basic public services. MINUSMA continues to seek to enhance collaboration with Mali’s neighbours and regional security initiatives to more effectively address common security challenges. It is in this context that Mr. Annadif has been engaging the Governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, or so-called the G-5 Sahel member States. The Mission, however, suffered a series of attacks on its force, including the May 29 detonation of an unidentified explosive device that killed five peacekeepers travelling in a convoy in the Mopti region, and the 3 October coordinated attacks in Kidal that killed one peacekeeper and injured eight others, reported Mr. Ladsous. As tragically illustrated by Monday’s attacks, the Mission’s capacity to protect civilians and counter asymmetric attacks in active defence of its mandate is further hampered by the absence of the capabilities authorised by resolution 2295. Mr. Ladsous said he regrets to inform the Security Council that in the short to medium-term instead of receiving reinforcements, MINUSMA will be confronted with the loss of key enablers, explaining that two troop-contributing countries have recently decided to withdraw three out of the Mission’s five helicopter units by early 2017. The UN Secretariat has deployed extensive efforts to generate assets to replace them, but no Member State has so far committed to contribute any of the outstanding capabilities authorized either by resolution 2295 or by previous resolutions, he said. Support for MINUSMAPicking up that thread, Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support and head of the UN Department of Field Support (DFS), who also briefed the Council, stressed the importance for the Mission to be provided with the necessary capacities and capabilities required to operate safely and effectively in the current environment to be able to implement its mandate. Highlighting that modern peacekeeping operations like MINUSMA require a range of new and stronger capabilities, he called on UN Member States to consider becoming ‘contingent owned equipment (COE) contributing countries;’ contributing to joint battalions; and partnering directly with troop and police contributing countries to provide the required equipment. Mr. Khare also underlined that he continues to prioritize efforts to address sexual exploitation and abuse as well as all issues related to the conduct of UN personnel and further called on all Member States of the UN to ensure that their personnel uphold the highest standards of conduct and discipline as well as for timely reporting of incidents and follow-up action when necessary to ensure accountability. He also informed the 15-member body of efforts being undertaken to enhance the Mission’s operational effectiveness, to strengthen security and protection of both civilian and uniformed staff, such as through reinforcing facilities against blasts and installing protected command positions and bunkers as well as to strengthen MINUSMA’s medical support plan, equipment and personnel. “If the relative respite in recent months [leads us] to expect a possible improvement of the situation on the ground, we need to face the fact that persistent delays in the implementation of the peace agreement and new violations the ceasefire are incompatible with lasting stabilization, albeit partial, of the situation,” Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the Security Council. He underscored: “Time has come to rise above their immediate, localized interests and think of the long-term concerns of their constituencies, as well as of the country as a whole.” While he welcomed the announcement by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to convene a ‘National Conference of Understanding’ in December to discuss the root causes of the conflict, strengthen ownership of the peace process and promote genuine national reconciliation, Mr. Ladsous said that unfortunately, at present, the parties to the peace agreement are yet to set their differences aside and sit down with Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, to prioritize implementation steps and finalize benchmarks and concrete timelines as requested by Security Council resolution 2295 (2016).That resolution, which extended the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA), until 30 June 2017, also authorized an increase in MINUSMA’s capabilities, including a force level of up to 13,289 military personnel and 1,920 police personnel. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file) read more

UN chief strongly condemns attack that kills peacekeeper in Central African Republic

“The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim and to the Government of Egypt. He wishes a swift recovery to the wounded,” said a statement issued by his Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq following the attack, which took place on the Bangassou-Kongbo axis in the country’s southeast.With this latest attack, hostile acts have claimed the lives of 13 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic since January 2017.The statement said that the Secretary-General firmly recalls that attacks against UN peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and calls on the country’s authorities to investigate the attack to swiftly bring those responsible to justice.The Secretary-General reaffirms the determination of the UN to advance the implementation of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), recently renewed by the Security Council, in particular to protect civilians and to help advance the political process in the country, the statement added.In a statement issued to the press on Monday, the Security Council condemned the attack “in the strongest terms.”Reiterating that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law, the 15-member body called on the Government to swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. read more

International students bring World Cup spirit to Brock

Brock students (from left): Yoshikazu Tanaka, Mahamed Alshukri, Andre Luis Costa, Carine Wessling and Thimoteo de Almeida are some of the many international students who have watched the World Cup on a big screen set up in the International Centre. Thimoteo de Almeida would rather be watching the World Cup in person, but the 21-year-old Brazilian is there in spirit each time the Canarinho are on the big screen at the Brock International Centre.“We are around a lot of Brazilians, so we kind of have the spirit of Brazil together with us,” de Almeida, a Science Without Borders student, said during halftime of Brazil’s 4-1 win Monday over Cameroon that locked up first place in Group A.De Almeida is enrolled in Brock’s Academic Transitions (AcT) program, which is a 14-week program where students work on their English studies while taking an undergraduate course toward their degree.International students at Brock have been filling the centre’s main floor lounge for many of the matches since the tournament kicked off earlier this month.More than 100 watched the opening ceremonies, and there are often at least 40 students watching matches that involve Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.“We have flags sometimes here for the countries when it’s busy,” Brock international student assistant Michael Wesily said. “It’s a fun environment watching people cheer for their home team.”Wesily, who is also an international Health Sciences student, said the decision was made to show World Cup matches after the positive response to last year’s Confederation Cup.“They really appreciate it because for them it’s harder (to watch),” he said. “It costs money if they want to watch it themselves (via cable), or they have to watch it in a bar.”The tournament ends July 13, and de Almeida had a predictable prediction – Brazil with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands for its sixth World Cup title.“I think we’re going to win.” read more

Ohio State womens hockey swept by St Cloud State losing streak now

“I think what we need to focus on is that dirty area right in front of the net, right on top of the crease that’s the area we need to own,” Duggan said. “Win the battles and get the rebounds. You’re not going to score many goals on the first initial shot.“It’s the rebounds and second and third chances that I think we need to just improve a little bit.” “Going forward (we’re) just looking at this weekend positively,” Spring said. “Just taking what we did well this weekend and continuing that.” OSU is set to travel to Mankato, Minnesota, next weekend to face off against Minnesota State. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Mavericks at 3:07 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. “You know we’re getting lots of shots at the net,” Spring said. “Realistically, it’s just something as a team you just keep building off of.“ “I think lack of execution,” Duggan said. “I thought our girls played a really good weekend overall. I thought that for the most part they dominated play and outshot them, but at the end of the day its goals that determine the outcome of the game and they just scored a few more than we did.”Spring said she thinks the team played well together, despite a few plays not going OSU’s way.“I thought we battled really hard and came together as a team,” Spring said. “It’s just a bounce here and there and, unfortunately, we didn’t get the right bounces. In the future, the team will look to concentrate on the area right in front of the net to turn shots into goals. OSU freshman forward Maddy Field (22) fights for the puck during a game against Minnesota State on Oct. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 5-3.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State women’s hockey team’s struggles continue, as it lost twice to St. Cloud State over the weekend to sink to 7-17-0 on the year. The Buckeyes, who lost both games 2-1, have now lost five straight games, as well as 11 of their last 13. On Friday, the Huskies jumped out to a one-goal lead after freshman Hannah Potrykus scored 12:35 into the game. The Buckeyes battled back and leveled the score when senior forward Julia McKinnon found the back of the net in the second period. But it wasn’t a tie game for too long. St. Cloud answered, less than two minutes later, on a lamp-lighter by freshman forward Julia Tylke.Despite its efforts in the final period, OSU was unable to create good enough looks to tie the score.Saturday’s game opened with a scoreless first period but that changed nearly as soon as the second stanza began.A mere 40 seconds into the middle frame, senior forward Molly Illikainen scored for the Huskies, giving them a 1-0 lead. The Buckeyes began their quest to get back into the game from there. Sophomore forward Lauren Spring did just that, less than four minutes after St. Cloud’s first goal, as she beat the goaltender to tie the game up. But, just like on Friday, the Huskies clinched the victory in the second period on a goal from Tylke. Her second game-winning score came with just 14 ticks left in the second period. Despite falling short both nights, the Buckeyes led both games in shots, which is something the team takes as a positive moving forward. The team wants to build on its solid play this weekend as it marches onward this season. Both games were very tight contests but OSU assistant coach Carson Duggan thought there was one aspect that made the difference in the games for the Buckeyes. read more

NEW GPC awards bursaries to employees children

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGT&T presents annual bursary awardsAugust 23, 2013In “Local News”SPL awards children for sterling performance at NGSAJuly 5, 2014In “Business”Bursaries awarded to employees’ children of Sterling Products LtdAugust 3, 2018In “Business” Recipients of the bursaries along with NEW GPC Human Resources Manager Faye Scott; Company Secretary Zulfikar Ally; Executive Assistant Jonnellor Bowen; GLU General Secretary Carvil Duncan, and a CCWU representative on WednesdayThe NEW Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) on Wednesday distributed several bursary awards to its employees’ children who would have written the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations.Among those in attendance at this ceremony were the awardees, summer attachments of the company, staff members, and representatives from the Guyana Labour Union (GLU) and the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU).The six bursary awardees, Narendra Maraj, Menakshi Singh, Kelly Singh, Darryle David, Reshma Seemangal and Alaycie Datson, were also given school supplies.Meanwhile, recognition was also given to three work study students, Shaqueon Scott, Shelleeza Mohamad and Neveash Kumar.Company Secretary Zulfikar Ally charged the students to work towards excellence as he renewed the company’s commitment towards assisting the students in their academics.“The NEW GPC Inc once again is proud to continue this tradition of handing out bursary awards to students and children of our employees,” said Ally.“We have been doing this for a very long time, and we will continue to do this as long as we have bright young kids who continue to excel. Your whole future is ahead of you, and we would like to support you in your quest to become whatever you would like to be,” he said to the students.General Secretary of the Guyana Labour Union, Carvil Duncan, in his remarks, told the young students, “It is not where you are that is important, but where you want to be. Everything you want to achieve in life you’ll have to work for it.”He noted that for all students to excel, preparations must be made from the time they commence their academic journey.“You must programme yourselves from now for what you want to become in the next ten, fifteen years; and once you programme your thoughts and you are conscious of what you want to become, then the responsibility lies with you.”Additionally, Jonathan Motieram of Covent Garden Secondary was also named the top bursary graduate for securing eight subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. read more

Asia Energy becomes Global Coal Management

first_imgAt the recent annual general meeting of Asia Energy, the special resolution for a name change to Global Coal Management was duly passed. The primary activity of this London-based, AIM quoted company is the development of the coal basin at Phulbari in northwest Bangladesh into a world class open pit coal mine. Its objective is to start mining activity upon Government of Bangladesh approval following the Government election in January 2007, adhering to the highest national and international environmental and social standards. At full production, the mine will produce 15 Mt/y of mostly export quality metallurgical and thermal coal.last_img

The Best Gifts for Athletes

first_imgBeing a gadget freak doesn’t mean never being able to leaveyour house. We’ve gathered a selection of gadgets that will help the athlete inyour life lead a more active–and more wired–lifestyle.  Transcend Goggles, $399 This is serious Iron Man/Terminator stuff, right here. Theseski/snowboard goggles from Recon Instruments and Zeal Optics feature a built-inGPS system and a display inside the goggles themselves, which let you know ifyou’re headed in the right direction. The display also lets you know yourspeed, the time, and your total distance. You can also upload the data toGoogle Maps when you’re in front of a computer.Vibram Five Fingers, $75.00 In a perfect world, the golfer in your life wouldn’t needthese. But unless you’re married to Tiger Woods (in which case I’m very, verysorry), odds are that the golfer in your life doesn’t always hit his or hertarget. These glasses promise to make golf balls stick out more in theirsurroundings when they’ve been driven into the rough.Adidas miCoach Pacer, $139.99Hook up this device to any MP3 player and it will offer youreal-time coaching tips. It also offers heart rate data, and progress tracking,which you can upload and follow on Adidas.com.Liquid Image Explorer Series, $99.99This waterproof snorkeling mask features a built-in 3.1MPvideo/still camera that records content to microSD card. You turn the camera onwith a button on top of the mask, while an LCD inside the mask lets you knowwhat mode you’re recording in. the mask works at depths up to 15 feet.Casio G’zOne Ravine, $199.99 They’re like rubber gloves–for your feet. These odd looking shoespromise to “deepen your connection to the earth and your surroundings,” givingrunners, climbers, kayakers, and other outdoorsy types a more naturalinteraction with the ground below.Visiball Golf Ball Finder, $39.99center_img This ultra-rugged clamshell is perfect for the outdoorsytype in your life. The phone can take a beating (and then some), has good callquality, great battery life, and comes preloaded with fittinglyoutdoor-friendly apps.Oregon ScientificATC3K Action Cam, $104.99 This rugged camcorder can strap to your bike’s handlebars oryour helmet–you can even take the thing underwater. It captures video at 640 x480 VGA. Oregon Scientific is offering it online now for 46 percent off itsoriginal price–and is throwing in a free 4GB SD card to boot.last_img read more

Amazon knocks 25 off Kindle 3G if you dont mind ads

first_imgWhile competitors like Barnes and Noble and Kobo have been busy unveiling new models with touch interfaces and faster processors, Amazon has been working on a new offering, too. For the Kindle, however, the update is all about a price break — and driving additional sales on Amazon.com.If you recall, Amazon recently unveiled a new Wi-Fi Kindle for the bargain(ish) price of $114. The discount, of course, came with a trade-off: advertising.  Special Offers are presented to owners of the discounted device with the hope of driving additional sales back to Amazon.com. It’s a reasonable enough exchange, and one which consumers seem to be happy to make: the Wi-Fi Kindle with Special Offers is now Amazon’s best-selling model.Now, Bezos and company have outed the device’s logical successor, the Kindle 3G with Special Offers. Offering more or less global wireless access to nearly one million books, the new model retails for $164 — making it the cheapest 3G-enabled e-reader around.Sure, the concept of the ad-powered Kindle sounds off-putting at first, but when you consider that it’s showing users deals from Amazon (where they obviously already shop) and not discount pharmaceutical interstitials it makes good sense. What’s that? You want to jump in for a moment and offer me a $20 gift card for $10? Yeah, I’m ok with that — especially since I’ll be able to download new content anywhere I’ve got a 3G signal. Remember, that 3G access is provided totally free of charge and works in more than 100 countries and territories around the world.More at Amazonlast_img read more

Merkel does not rule out Greek haircut in coming years

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has not ruled out a so-called “haircut”, or write-down, on Greek debt in the next few years, in an interview with a Sunday newspaper, marking an apparent softening in position. After being vehemently opposed to accepting a “haircut,” Merkel told Bild am Sonntag that it could be considered from 2014 if Greece’s financial situation improves, according to a pre-released article. “If Greece one day again manages with its revenue without getting new debt, then we must look at and assess the situation. That is not the case before 2014/15 if everything goes according to plan,” she told the paper. Opposition politicians have accused Merkel of playing down the need for a write-down of Greek debt holdings by public institutions such as other eurozone governments and the European Central Bank, because of federal elections expected to take place on September 22. In the Bild interview, Merkel contested that she had refused a “haircut” due to the looming elections. “The current aid program for Greece runs until 2014, for the achievement of certain budgetary goals we have given the Greeks two years more time until 2016,” she said. Many in Germany consider a writedown of Greek debt holdings inevitable. But on Friday, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said speculation on a “haircut” sent “the wrong incentive” to Greece because it reduced the pressure on the Athens government to enact structural economic reforms. Some eurozone states have said they would “not exclude” the possibility of writing off some debt from 2015 onwards. Merkel also said she favored considering tougher sanctions for indebted eurozone states. “In the long term I am definitely of the opinion that we consider how we develop in our law procedures for states which do not comply with their commitments,” she said. Merkel also told Bild that she understood the skepticism of many of her compatriots over Greece but that she saw a determination in Athens to reorganize the country and that rescuing Greece from economic collapse was in Germany’s best interests. On Friday she secured the vote from German lawmakers to release 43.7 billion euros ($56.9 billion) in aid to debt-wracked Greece agreed after tortuous talks between eurozone finance ministers. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Un seul opérateur pour le tarif social de lInternet

first_imgUn seul opérateur pour le tarif social de l’InternetLe ministre de l’Industrie Eric Besson a expliqué qu’un seul opérateur serait agréé pour mettre en place le tarif social de l’Internet.L’Internet social est en train de se mettre doucement en place. Eric Besson, ministre de l’Industrie, a expliqué sur RMC/BFM TV que “dans quelques jours, cette semaine, nous (le gouvernement, ndlr) allons agréer un opérateur et son offre sera lancée”. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Il a également rappelé que cette offre dite sociale, destinée aux personnes touchant le Revenu de solidarité active, fournira “de l’internet illimité et du téléphone fixe pour 20 euros par mois, plus 3 euros pour la location de la box, sur l’ensemble du territoire”, relaye l’AFP. Pour mettre en place cela, l’ensemble des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet sera réuni ce mardi afin qu’une convention leur soit soumise. Pour l’UFC-Que choisir, ce tarif est en tout cas encore trop important, l’association de consommateur militant pour un tarif de 10 euros mensuels. Il reste désormais à savoir quel opérateur sera agréé pour ce tarif social, qui a déjà cours dans la téléphonie mobile.Le 13 septembre 2011 à 18:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Photos Niagara Falls Freezes Transforms Into Winter Wonderland

first_img As parts of the Northeast deal with an Arctic blast this week, visitors have flocked to Niagara Falls to see the tourist spot transform into a winter wonderland.The frigid conditions have covered the Falls and surrounding areas in snow and ice, in what has become an almost annual occurrence (scroll down to see vintage photos of a frozen Niagara Falls from the late 1800s to the 1950s). Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ Stay on target “There is nothing more breathtaking than the Niagara Falls in the winter,” says the Niagara Falls State Park. But spoiler alert: the Falls never really freeze — it just looks like it.Visitors who want to see the Falls in its partially-frozen beauty may have to hurry, however. The area will experience highs in the low 40s today, according to AccuWeather, so additional freezing of portions of the Falls may be delayed due to this warmup. Temperatures will decrease again Friday and into next week, with highs in the 20s or lower.center_img See below for vintage photos of a frozen Niagara Falls through the years:View as: One Page Slides1/71. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1912Photo Credit: Buyenlarge/Getty ImagesTourists visit a frozen Niagara Falls, circa 1912.2. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1936Photo Credit: Getty ImagesFrozen Niagara Falls during the winter of 1936.3. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1859Photo Credit: William England/London Stereoscopic Company/Getty ImagesNiagara Falls in winter 1849, seen from Goat Island.4. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1903Photo Credit: Buyenlarge/Getty ImagesSole Adventurer stand on an ice dome beneath the icicled Niagara Falls, circa 1903. 5. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1896Photo Credit: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty ImagesCirca 1896: Niagara Falls with part of the falls frozen. 6. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1951Photo Credit: Keystone/Getty ImagesA helicopter flies close to frozen Niagara Falls, which is frozen in 1951. 7. Niagara Falls Freezes Over, Circa 1956Photo Credit: Andreas Feininger/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesFrozen Niagara Falls in 1956; trees, park grounds and rocks covered with ice with mist from the, roaring water visible. More on Geek.com:See 2019’s Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in PhotosWatch: Snow ‘Tsunami’ Devours Siberian CityWatch: Spiders ‘Rain’ Down Brazilian Town If you’re not into feeling like you’re in Game of Thrones or Frozen, you can just enjoy the many stunning images of the frozen Falls that have been shared in social media.last_img read more

No official update on Five Cays killing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Sept 2015 – Multiple gunshots and multiple gun-shot wounds to the man killed in Five Cays last night. There is still no official word from the Police Force on the crime, which may go down as the fifth murder in the country this year. Magnetic Media is told the body of the man killed was at the crime scene for over three hours as police cordoned off the area and combed it for evidence. The public is asked to help, contact 1-800-8477 if you know anything about this or any other crime. Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalized Recommended for you Fire in Five Cays will leave many homeless Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDA takes rally to Five Cays Related Items:five cays, killinglast_img read more