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The Pacific Community launches new information tools on sustainable fishing practices

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The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is launching today a series of animated videos targeting the fishers, the schools and the general public with the objective of raising awareness on sustainable fishing practices.

The series, called “Fisher’s Tales” aims at disseminating informative and educational toolkits amongst coastal communities from the Pacific region and includes short animated videos compatible with mass media and social networks. The videos will provide information on the habitat, nutrition and behaviour of key marine species, including sea cucumber, as well as advice on how to use these resources in a sustainable way.

The series will be adapted into local languages and disseminated across the 15 beneficiary countries* that are part of the EU-Funded Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme. Funded by the EU and the Government of Sweden, the EUR 45 million PEUMP programme promotes sustainable management and sound ocean governance for food security and economic growth, while addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity. It follows a comprehensive approach, integrating issues related to oceanic fisheries, coastal fisheries, community development, marine conservation and capacity building under one single regional action.

The Pacific Community has long been supporting its member countries in deploying Community-based Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. This approach aims at equipping communities with technical information and advice on the fish species and habitats upon which they rely for food security and livelihoods. The overall objective is to see local communities taking a leading role in sustainable management of fisheries resources.

The Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, Christoph Wagner said, “In line with the regional strategy, the New Song for Coastal Fisheries – Pathway to Change, the EU has enhanced its focus and financial commitment to support coastal fisheries management. Raising awareness on sustainable fishing practices is a crucial step to promote productive and healthy ecosystems and fish stocks that ultimately contribute to improving wellbeing of coastal communities''.

 “The Pacific Community and its partners are putting emphasis on developing information tools specifically targeting communities, in line with guidelines and policies endorsed by the Pacific-African Caribbean Pacific (Pacific-ACP) countries.” said Neville Smith, Director of the Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division of the Pacific Community. 

*Pacific-ACP states that are part of the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme are the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.

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To watch the first videos of the series.

Media contacts:
Toky Rasoloarimanana, Communications Officer, Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, Pacific Community (SPC) | TokyR@spc.int or Tel: +687  89 93 94
Céline Muron, Coastal and Community Fisheries Information and Outreach Officer, PEUMP Programme, Pacific Community (SPC) | CelineM@spc.int

About the Pacific Community Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division:
The Regional Fisheries response have been part of SPC mandate for almost seventy years. The SPC Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division leads fisheries science and technical expertise in the Pacific region and supports the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in oceanic fisheries, coastal fisheries and aquaculture. We are working in an area covering 28.2 million km² of ocean, with the support of over 35 international partners.

About the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme (PEUMP):
The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme addresses some of the most serious challenges faced by Pacific countries. Among these are the increasing depletion of coastal fisheries resources; the threats to marine biodiversity, including negative impacts of climate change and disasters; the uneven contribution of oceanic fisheries to national economic development; the need for improved education and training; and the need to mainstream a rights-based approach and to promote greater recognition of gender issues to ensure inclusiveness and positive changes for Pacific island people.  The five-year PEUMP programme is funded by the European Union (EUR 35 million) and the government of Sweden (EUR 10 million). It is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) in close collaboration with Non-Government Organisations and the national authorities.

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El «Atalaya»colaboró con la Marina de Cabo Verde y emprende ruta a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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El patrullero de altura‘Atalaya’,  tras varios días de patrulla en aguas del Golfo de Guinea realizando labores de seguridad y vigilancia, ha recalado en Praia, Cabo Verde. El puerto caboverdiano se encuadra dentro de la tercera fase del despliegue africano en el que el buque permanece inmerso desde mediados de agosto, bajo la dependencia del Mando …
          

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:35km) in Papua New Guinea 28/11/2019 03:51 UTC, 150000 people within 100km.

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Animal testing saves profits, not lives

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Melbourne Save Animals in Laboratories president Doug Leith spoke with Green Left Weekly’s Mary Merkenich about the real motivations behind animal testing.

How widespread is animal testing?

According to the latest available statistics (2016), nearly 12 million animals are used in testing in Australia. Globally, professor Andrew Knight put the figure at 127 million in 2005, but added there were significant indications this was overly conservative.

What industries conduct animal testing and for what stated purposes?

Pharmaceutical, petro-chemical, tobacco, cosmetics companies and makers of any artificial substances conduct animal tests or, more usually, pay third-party contract laboratories to do so.

The claimed purpose is to test the potential harm of substances to humans, including toxicity, teratogenicity (potential to cause birth defects), nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, eye irritancy etc. However, none of these claimed aims are achieved.

The actual aim is to provide legal protection to manufacturers and potentially to keep warnings off harmful products.

Animal research is the other half of the problem. Public and private institutes regularly cure mice, rats and other animals, but not from anything like the human disease they are supposedly a model of.

Is animal testing ever humane or without pain or suffering? How horrific does it get?

Even if animals are put under general anaesthesia and killed prior to waking, the incarceration, loneliness, fear and so on are still inherent problems.

Painless experiments are rare and post-operative analgesics often are excreted prior to healing so pain is experienced. It is legal to cause prolonged pain without anaesthesia if it is claimed that it is essential to achieving the experiments claimed objectives.

Studies have shown that animal experimenters regularly underestimate the amount of pain suffered by the animals. It is difficult to ascertain the extent to which animal experimenters’ claims about pain minimisation are correct as there is no transparency.

Less than 1 in 10,000 animals will leave the laboratory alive and even that tiny number is only the result of dedicated and caring people trying to save them.

Which animals are most used in experiments/testing? Are any animals excluded?

Mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits are most often used. But dogs, cats and monkeys are used and even protected and native species.

Is animal testing ever beneficial to humans?

No. There is no other species which is predictive for humans, so claims of benefit are cherry picked, known only in hindsight and most often turn out to be invalid.

The bare minimum correlation to be of any use at all is 50% (coin toss accuracy) but no species achieves even this modest number, let alone being predictive. The amount of DNA species share with humans is not nearly proportional enough to correlation for animal testing to have any practical purpose.

Can you detail some examples of how testing on animals has not been beneficial or useful to humans?

Animal experiments have failed us throughout history from centuries-long delays in blood transfusion research, decades-long delays in antibiotics creation, a 29-year delay in the polio vaccine, over 90 AIDS vaccines working in non-human primates but not in humans, HIV-infected blood proven “safe” in chimps given to about 5000 haemophiliacs in France, long delays in creating insulin, over 700 failed stroke therapies, and the list goes on.

A former director of the United States-based National Cancer Institute once said: “The history of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades, and it simply didn’t work in humans.” This is still the case with the vast majority of drugs that pass animal tests but fail in humans.

Other drugs, such as penicillin can be fatal to guinea pigs, cause birth defects in rats and are systemically ineffective in rabbits, yet we have penicillin today despite, not because of, animal tests.

These are just a few notable examples but all historical and present animal experimentation claims are refuted by the evidence.

Notably the animal experimenters own handbook admits its failure, stating: "Uncritical reliance on the results of animal tests can be dangerously misleading and has cost the health and lives of tens of thousands of humans."

Do you believe the idea that medicines need to be developed for individuals rather than on some arbitrary group standard will help eliminate animal testing?

Personalised medicine, in which the individuals own personal genetics are considered to identify the most suitable medicines, is vastly superior to results in other species. Needless to say if results vary even intra species then the inter species variation is much greater.

But while a very small number of companies are using valid tests, the use of animal testing continues to increase. As manufacturers seek legal protection, I can't see them eliminating animal tests, the real purpose of which is to pass product as "safe", irrespective of its actual effects.

If animal testing is not effective or beneficial why is it still carried out?

Legal protection for manufacturers. As long ago as 1964, Dr James D. Gallagher wrote: "Animal studies are done for legal reasons and not for scientific reasons. The predictive value for such studies for [hu]man is meaningless."

It is difficult to conclude that these industries are unaware that animal research is not leading to human cures after decades of failure in humans. But, as governments don’t officially put animal tests on trial, despite decades’ long requests to do so, the industry can still claim the lie that animal tests protect humans.

Doctors at the Medical Research Modernization Committee sum up the main motive for its continuance: "For the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, animal experiments provide an important legal sanctuary.

“In cases of death or disability caused by chemical products or adverse drug reactions, the responsible companies can claim due diligence by pointing out that they performed the legally prescribed ‘safety tests’ on animals and are therefore not liable for damages."

Despite passing over a dozen animal tests and shown non carcinogenic in rodents, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) was recently found to be carcinogenic in humans and Bayer/Monsanto were successfully sued. I hope that fraudulent animal tests, in which animals are slowly poisoned to death, continue to fail to provide legal protection.

Do you believe there is any ethical reason for testing on animals?

No, it is cruel, expensive and counterproductive from a human health viewpoint and can all be eliminated immediately.

What can be done to stop animal testing?

Inform the public of what really happens to animals, that it does not benefit humans, the expense and the real motives for its continuance. The public needs to demand it ends.

Constant failure to cure human disease is not stopping vivisection as the public is largely unaware of what is going on and are regularly placated with media claims of a breakthrough in animals that may help humans in 3 to 5 years.

It is imperative to get out information showing the cruelty, fraudulence and real mercenary motives for vivisection to the public.

The public accepts animal experiments because they consider them a “necessary evil”. If they knew the truth, everyone would demand it ends immediately. They would be appalled to know that they had funded the suffering and killing of animals with no hope of curing their loved ones.

What are the alternatives to testing/experimenting on animals and how effective are they?

Valid methods exist such as micro dosing, micro fluidics, personalised medicine (DNA chips), human cell cultures, mass spectrometry, computer models, rational drug design, technological improvements, novel applications of existing technology and many others.

There are also the traditional means by which medicine has advanced: clinical observation, autopsy studies, epidemiology, technological innovation etc.

These are effective, faster, cheaper and more accurate than animal tests. They can identify if a pharmaceutical is likely to cause severe side effects, for example, but these methods are not of interest to some major industries.

Simply put there is nothing to weigh up: this is not an animals versus humans issue. This is about animals, humans and the environment versus the vested interests of industries that profit from human illness and environmental harm.

They do this through the calculated mass killing and torture of animals to conceal the fact that their products will harm humans, to keep warnings off harmful products and to provide fraudulent hopes of cures for profitable diseases, all while receiving six figure salaries.

[Find Melbourne Save Animals in Laboratories on Facebook.]

We have cured mice of cancer for decades but it simply didn’t work in humans.

          

12/1/2019: REVIEW: STAGE: Also on this day

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Ford introduces the first moving assembly line Woody Allen, pictured, is born Papua New Guinea achieves self-governance from Australia were £17million. The scheme was revived under Margaret Thatcher in 1985. Tunnelling began three years later, using...
          

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Olga Bengård Hansen, Amabelia Rodrigues, Cesario Martins, Andreas Rieckmann, Christine Stabell Benn, Peter Aaby, Ane Bærent Fisker; Impact of H1N1 Influenza Vaccination on Child Morbidity in Guinea-Bissau, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmy075
          

23 Skidoo - Seven Songs (+Singles) (CD)

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Digital remaster of the seminal 1982 mini-album Seven Songs (an indie chart topper at the time), expanded to include all tracks from Fetish label EPs The Gospel Comes to New Guinea and Tearing Up the Plans. Artwork by Neville Brody. CD booklet features a detailed band biography and archive Skidoo images. The double vinyl edition of Seven Songs is packaged in a gatefold sleeve and includes their John Peel radio session from September 1981, consisting of material not recorded or released elsewhere. The vinyl also includes the 12" version of Last Words.
          

Guinea: in piazza diciamo basta ai presidenti a vita

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“Bisogna organizzare nuove elezioni legislative trasparenti, che vengono rimandate da oltre un anno, e il presidente Alpha Condè deve impegnarsi pubblicamente e formalmente a non ricandidarsi per un terzo mandato. di Agenzia DIRE Vogliamo un Paese libero, dove i nostri figli possano dire quello che pensano senza essere uccisi o arrestati, senza essere feriti ne' minacciati”. Contattato dalla Dire al telefono, Boubacar Diallo parla a voce alta e scandendo le parole, nel suo buon italiano (...) - Mondo / , , , ,
          

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Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Sunday Nov 24

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The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena this Sunday, November 24th. On Doo Dah day, over 85 unique entries will be joining in the fun from all over Southern California.
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Queen Jesselynn Desmond and Grand Marshals Seismo Sue and the Seismo Sisters lead dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars, floats, and a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with amemorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, political pundits, lone wolves, steam punks, makers, and merrymakers.
WHEN: Doo Dah steps off at 11am. Immediately following the event, many after-parties will take place in the Parade vicinity.
WHERE: The Parade loops along Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard, in East Pasadena. Start location is 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107.
COST: The event is always free-of-charge to the public!
          

Nella città dove partono i migranti

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Tambacounda, nella savana senegalese, è un hub per i giovani che puntano a partire per l’Europa. Alcune realtà legate ai salesiani li informano dei rischi e cercano di offrire loro un’alternativa

«Ah, ça c’est l’Afrique traditionnelle!», «Questa è l’Africa tradizionale!». Con queste parole gli stessi senegalesi si riferiscono alla città di Tambacounda, situata a 500 chilometri a est di Dakar. Una volta per arrivarci si usava il treno perché la ferrovia univa la capitale senegalese a quella del Mali, Bamako. Perfino il giornalista polacco Ryszard Kapuscinski vi fece tappa nel corso delle sue peregrinazioni in Africa. Ora il treno non c’è più e la fatiscente stazione è l’unica attrazione turistica di Tamba, come tutti qui chiamano la città in mezzo alla savana senegalese.

Ancora oggi però questo resta un importante crocevia, soprattutto per chiunque voglia lasciare il Senegal. E per i giovani locali la voglia di partire è molta, perché a Tamba e dintorni purtroppo le opportunità lavorative sono scarse. Per farsi un’idea della condizione di disagio che vivono le nuove generazioni, basti pensare che circa il 90% delle attività lavorative in Senegal sono informali. A ciò si aggiungono le pressioni della famiglia. La decisione di andarsene, infatti, non è quasi mai presa individualmente, al contrario: partire, per l’Europa o per uno Stato confinante, è ormai quasi un rito di passaggio obbligato. Il desiderio di realizzarsi, il bisogno di sfuggire alla precarietà, la ricerca di un lavoro migliore e l’ambizione di poter provvedere alla propria famiglia come già fanno altri migranti sono tutti fattori che alimentano la smania di affrontare il viaggio.h, ça c’est l’Afrique traditionnelle!», «Questa è l’Africa tradizionale!». Con queste parole gli stessi senegalesi si riferiscono alla città di Tambacounda, situata a 500 chilometri a est di Dakar. Una volta per arrivarci si usava il treno perché la ferrovia univa la capitale senegalese a quella del Mali, Bamako. Perfino il giornalista polacco Ryszard Kapuscinski vi fece tappa nel corso delle sue peregrinazioni in Africa. Ora il treno non c’è più e la fatiscente stazione è l’unica attrazione turistica di Tamba, come tutti qui chiamano la città in mezzo alla savana senegalese.

Al giorno d’oggi le principali rotte di percorrenza sono due: una che da Dakar porta in Mauritania e poi in Marocco e un’altra che da località come Tambacounda si inoltra nella regione del Sahel: Mali, Niger, Libia e – se si è sopravvissuti fin qui – forse Mediterraneo ed Europa.

Chi riesce ad arrivare a destinazione viene osannato da chi resta a casa, e comincia un circolo di “dipendenza da rimesse”. Secondo i dati del ministero del Lavoro italiano, nel corso del 2017 sono stati inviati in Senegal circa 309 milioni di euro, pari al 7,5% del totale delle rimesse: una quota che rende il Senegal il primo Paese africano di destinazione di denaro in uscita dall’Italia. Tuttavia la maggior parte di questi soldi non viene reinvestita in loco, ma viene utilizzata per ostentare il miglioramento della propria situazione economica ora che un membro della famiglia è all’estero. E così il senso di deprivazione alimenta senza sosta il desiderio di emigrare in chi rimane, generando un circolo vizioso che sembra solo destinato a peggiorare nei prossimi anni con l’aumento esponenziale della gioventù africana. È in questo contesto che l’ong Vis – Volontariato internazionale allo sviluppo – ha da poco più di un anno avviato il progetto “Vivre et réussir chez moi”, “Vivere e riuscire a casa mia”, finanziato dall’Agenzia italiana per la cooperazione e lo sviluppo. Presente in Senegal dal 2015 e con prospettive di espansione anche in altri Paesi dell’Africa occidentale, il Vis nasce per dare supporto alle opere dei padri salesiani nel mondo. Gli uffici di Tambacounda si trovano infatti proprio a fianco della residenza dei padri di Don Bosco, i quali da 35 anni dirigono il centro di formazione professionale che offre corsi di meccanica auto, elettricità e gestione macchine agricole. In quest’ultimo ambito il centro offre dal 2012 un corso pilota in energia solare per restare al passo con i tempi e meglio rispondere alle esigenze del territorio. L’offerta formativa tiene infatti in considerazione la realtà della regione, che è ancora prevalentemente agricola. In più è proprio all’incrocio delle strade che dal Mali, dalla Guinea e dal Gambia portano a Dakar, quindi molti giovani che si ritrovano qui sono anch’essi migranti, ma provenienti dai Paesi confinanti.

“Il suffit que vous soyez jeunes pour que je vous aime”, “Basta che siate giovani affinché io vi ami”, sono le parole che si leggono uscendo da uno dei centri di formazione professionale. Le attività del progetto si strutturano lungo due direttrici principali. Da una parte ci sono le iniziative di sensibilizzazione all’interno della campagna “Stop tratta” (programma nato da una collaborazione tra Vis e Missioni Don Bosco) che mirano a spiegare il pericolo di finire nel meccanismo della tratta di esseri umani e i rischi di affrontare il viaggio per l’Europa in generale. I cooperanti di Vis ci tengono a precisare che lo scopo delle attività non è impedire forzatamente che i giovani emigrino, ma renderli consapevoli delle sfide che devono affrontare se decidono di intraprendere il viaggio. Allo stesso tempo si cerca di fornire informazioni dettagliate a chi cerca lavoro e dare una panoramica completa sulle opportunità esistenti in Senegal.

Dall’altra parte il Vis supporta le scuole dei salesiani e in questo campo le attività cercano di affrontare il problema della disoccupazione giovanile attraverso il  miglioramento dell’offerta formativa. A partire dalla rimessa a nuovo di un centro di formazione professionale abbandonato nella cittadina di Missirah (a meno di un’ora di macchina da Tamba), che prevede la collaborazione dell’Institut Polytechnique Panafricain di Dakar e la facoltà di architettura dell’Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, in una forma di sinergia internazionale per lo sviluppo che potrà costituire un modello. Poi si passa ai seminari che cercano di mettere allo stesso tavolo i direttori dei centri di formazione professionale, le imprese della regione e gli attori istituzionali che si occupano di gioventù in Senegal per affrontare il  

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We don’t need no observation: The use and regulation of facial recognition in Brazilian public schools

Introduction

The use of facial recognition technology in schools around the world in countries such as China and the United States has encouraged the similar use of this technology by other countries, including Brazil. However, it has also raised questions and concerns about the privacy of students. Because of this, analyses of the nature and consequences of the use of facial recognition technology in diverse scenarios are necessary.

This report presents a brief reflection on the use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools, including in the state of Pernambuco, where IP.rec is based, and considers their implications for citizens' rights to privacy, as well as the possibility of the technology being regulated by existing laws.

Background

Artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, the “internet of things”, smart cities, facial recognition, biometrics, profiling, big data. When one tries to imagine the future of big cities, it is impossible not to think about these terms. But is the desire to make cities “smarter” jeopardising the privacy of Brazilian citizens? Does this desire turn people into mere guinea pigs for experimentation with new technologies in a laboratory of continental proportions?

The use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools has already been implemented in several cities such as Jaboatão dos Guararapes (in the state of Pernambuco), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Pernambuco), Arapiraca (Alagoas), Cravinhos (São Paulo), Tarumã (São Paulo), Potia (São Paulo), Paranavaí (Paraná), Guaíra (Paraná), Viana (Espírito Santo), Anápolis (Goiás), Senador Canedo (Goiás) and Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade (Mato Grosso).[1] Among the features provided by the so-called Ponto iD[2] system is the monitoring of the attendance of students at school without the need to take roll call. The system also aims to help optimise class time, as the time spent on the roll call is saved; help manage school meals, as cooks are notified of the exact number of students in class as soon as the gates close; and decrease the school drop-out rate, as guardians receive, through an app, notifications that their child is in the school. The last is noted as a primary social consequence of using the technology. To implement the system, the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, for example, has spent BRL 3,000 (USD 780) per month per school.

The technology provider's webpage states that the solution is designed in an integrated way, linking government departments. Because of this, a diverse range of public institutions can share information with each other. For example, according to the government of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, if a student is absent for more than five days, the Guardianship Council is notified as the system also shares students’ information with that body.[3]

In 2015, the service provider also stated that the system would be connected to the Bolsa Família programme,[4] which is a direct income transfer programme aimed at families living in poverty and extreme poverty throughout the country, and intended to help them out of their vulnerable situation. In Brazil, more than 13.9 million families are served by Bolsa Família.[5] The receipt of the benefits is conditioned, among other duties of a student whose family is a beneficiary of the programme, to a minimum school attendance of 85% for children and adolescents from six to 15 years old and 75% for adolescents 16 and 17 years old.[6]

Privacy? Absent. Risks? Present

As previously observed by several scholars, digital technologies not only make behaviour easier to monitor, but also make behaviour more traceable.[7] Given this potential, a number of critical issues in relation to the application of facial recognition systems in educational contexts were identified.

According to the service provider, the system works off a platform that uses cloud computing capabilities, but it was not possible to identify any information regarding the level of security related to the storage of collected data in the company’s privacy policy available on its official website. Despite this, among the said benefits offered by the technology implemented are not only the monitoring of students’ attendance and their school performance, but the possibility of monitoring students’ personal health data.

The mayor of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes[8] states that in addition to facial recognition, the software also offers, through the collection of other information, the possibility of better planning the number of daily school meals. As soon as the school’s gates are closed, the cooks receive via SMS[9] the exact number of students who are in the classrooms. Meanwhile, according to the secretary of education of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Ivaneide Dantas, at some point even the health problems of students will be identified and parents informed using the system.

However, the lack of information that is included in the company’s privacy policy,[10] or on city halls’ websites, constitutes a critical point in the relationship between students and the education system. The problem becomes all the more obvious since the solution involves sensitive data – biometric data – of minors.

The text of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD),[11] recently approved unanimously in congress after almost 10 years of discussions and two years of proceedings, has undergone major changes due to the vetoes of former president Michel Temer at the time of its sanction and more recently by President Jair Bolsonaro. The changes to the text of the LGPD through Provisional Measure 869/2018[12] have resulted in the impairment of the effectiveness of the law as well as a series of setbacks. These setbacks have ignored issues considered already decided on in discussions that had popular participation, as well as the input of members of the executive and legislative branches. As argued in a report released by the joint committee set up to investigate the possible impacts caused by the Provisional Measure,[13] the revised act put at risk the effectiveness of the guarantees reached by the previous text.

The public sector, especially the police authorities, are using new technologies to monitor the population without the social consequences being considered or even measured. The adoption of facial recognition systems for public security purposes is already a reality in several Brazilian cities. Recently, the increase in the use of the tool in public and private spheres has led to the establishment of Civil Public Inquiry No. 08190.052289/18-94[14] by the Personal Data Protection Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT), as well as a public hearing held on 16 April 2019.[15] The hearing sought not only to promote debates about the use of facial recognition tools by businesses and the government, but also to function as an open space for the participation of NGOs and civil society.

It is important to remember that as systems are being implemented in public schools around the country, much of the peripheral and vulnerable population is being registered in this "experiment" – that is, data is being collected on vulnerable and marginalised groups. As researchers have pointed out, biases are being increasingly incorporated into the variety of new technological tools.[16] These digital tools can act more quickly, on a larger scale, and with actions that can be hidden by a greater complexity, such as, for example, through profiling systems that use biased machine learning algorithms that police, profile and punish minorities. The struggle is still against the perpetuation of the same problem: the deprivation of civil rights of certain groups of society as a result of social inequalities and power relations in society.

It is not uncommon for technology to be used in a way in Brazil that suggests the possibility of a future Orwellian dystopia. The use of facial recognition technology during the Carnival of 2019 in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, resulting in a number of arrests, drew the attention of Brazilians.[17] The apparent relativism of fundamental rights and the relaxation of laws that limit surveillance due to the magnitude of events,[18] and the lack of official information on the effectiveness of the new automated measures, as well as on the storage and sharing of biometric data, were just some of the various problems identified.

The need to manage large events with thousands of participants is not the only reason why surveillance technologies are used in Brazilian urban centres. As Marcelo Souza from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) explains,[19] the increase in punitive policies and the militarisation of the police are the main reasons behind the increasing use of dystopian and invasive AI devices and technologies, typical of combat zones.[20] Even after a series of changes that have taken place in Brazil since the promulgation of the 1988 Constitution, public security institutions have not been significantly modified. The culture of war against the "internal enemy", for example, remains as present as in the days of the military dictatorship.[21]

Given that the recently approved LGPD does not apply to data processing for public security purposes, it would be possible for authorities to argue that the biometric database from the facial recognition system in schools can be used to identify suspects and improve public security. This would place its use even further outside the remit of current legislation. As the LGPD states, data processing for public security purposes "shall be governed by specific legislation, which shall provide for proportionate and strictly necessary measures to serve the public interest" (Article 4, III, § 1, LGPD).[22]

However, a specific law does not exist so far. According to the Brazilian lawyer and privacy advocate Rafael Zanatta,[23] the civic battle in Brazil will be around the shared definition of "proportional measures" and "public interest”. The solution proposed by some researchers and activists for the time being is the protection offered by the constitution, such as the presumption of innocence, and the general principles of the LGPD itself, which guard against the improper use of collected data. On the other hand, it is believed that a tremendous effort will be needed to consolidate jurisprudence where these principles are applied in cases of state surveillance.

There is also a lack of easy access to public documents and information on the use of surveillance technologies. Often information related to the operation of these technologies depends on ad hoc statements made by public agents or private companies, whistleblowers or, when granted, requests for access to public information made possible by the Access to Information Law (LAI).

The discussion on the regulation of AI systems in Brazil is still very new. According to Brazilian researchers Bruno Bioni and Mariana Rielli,[24] the general debate on data protection around the globe has different degrees of maturity depending on the region and the specific issues faced. In addition, a paradigm shift has been observed through the transition from a focus on the individual's right to self-determination with regards to his or her private information to a model of risk prevention and management with respect to data-processing activities.

However, the use of AI for the collection and processing of sensitive personal data, such as the biometric data in question, makes these risks difficult to measure. In part this is because the general population does not have sufficient knowledge of the technology to recognise the extent of its impact on their personal lives.

In this way, an imbalance of power with regard to public awareness and the use of the technology has been created in Brazil.

The need for impact reports on the protection of personal data is an important requirement that has been gaining prominence in legislation, such as European legislation and the recently approved LGPD. However, Bioni and Rielli draw attention to the few requirements placed on developers of AI technologies in Brazil, as well as on the consumer who buys and implements the technology. In particular, there is no law in relation to the purchase and use of facial recognition devices for public service and public safety purposes in Brazil, unlike similar public projects elsewhere that seek an informed public debate and the inclusion of citizens' interests in decision-making processes (e.g. the ordinance on the acquisition of surveillance technology recently adopted in San Francisco, in the United States).[25]

Conclusion

A decrease in school drop-out rates: this is the main advantage of facial recognition technology in schools, according to the company that has developed the technology. But are we assigning to technology something that would be the responsibility of society and the state?

As the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire[26] showed, many of the most common practices in the Brazilian educational system are dictated by the Brazilian elite. This includes the use of educational content that does not correspond to the reality of students from lower classes, but instead inhibits their ability to think critically of their reality, and in the end discourages them from attending school.

Easy and safe access to school is also an important consideration impacting on the student's educational performance. The Brazilian Statute of the Child and Adolescent, in chapter IV, art. 53, inc. V,[27] states that one of the rights of the child and adolescent is access to public and free schools near his or her home. However, when distance is not an impediment to school attendance, issues related to the safety of the student's route to school should also be considered. For example, in some communities in Rio de Janeiro,[28] there are frequent incidents of armed confrontation between police and drug traffickers, visible abuses of power by the authorities, stray bullets and other incidents endangering the lives of passers-by, and even street executions, all of which are daily threats to residents. In addition, the reality faced by marginalised populations in Brazil raises another important question: the need for children and adolescents from low-income families to leave school in order to work and help support the household.

The problem of the school drop-out rate in Brazil is neither a new issue nor something that can be solved only with the implementation of a new school attendance system using AI. It is necessary for society to seek more meaningful ways to mitigate the present crisis facing the educational system.

In addition to projects that raise public awareness about issues related to new technologies in Brazilian urban centres, there is also a need to strengthen legislation that governs how sensitive data is shared and used in public projects in order to maintain the quality of public services. When the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens are understood and respected, a relationship of trust is established.

Cities in Brazil should strengthen privacy protection instruments and create legal certainty through the establishment of fundamental principles, rights and duties for the operation of an ever-changing array of technologies in society. Regulating the use of personal data in the public sphere has the power to promote the conscious, transparent and legitimate use of this information.

Action steps

The following advocacy priorities are suggested for Brazil:

  • Formulate regional policies and strategies for the use of AI in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Develop legally enforceable safeguards, including robust transparency and accountability measures, before any facial recognition technology is deployed.
  • Promote national campaigns and public debate over surveillance technology given the impact such technologies may have on civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Include a social, cultural and political understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups in the country's education strategies to make the learning environment more attractive for these groups.
  • Develop open source AI systems that enable wider community use, with appropriate privacy protections.

Footnotes

[1] www.pontoid.com.br/home

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[3] Folha de Pernambuco. (2017, 19 April). Tecnologia para registrar presença nas escolas de Jaboatão. Folha de Pernambuco Folha de Pernambuco. https://www.folhape.com.br/noticias/noticias/cotidiano/2017/04/19/NWS,24738,70,449,NOTICIAS,2190-TECNOLOGIA-PARA-REGISTRAR-PRESENCA-NAS-ESCOLAS-JABOATAO.aspx

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Fam%C3%ADlia

[6] https://www.caixa.gov.br/programas-sociais/bolsa-familia/Paginas/default.aspx

[7] Lessig, L. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books. Monitoring is mostly related to observation in real time and tracking can be done afterwards based on certain information.

[8] Santos, N. (2017, 18 April). Jaboatão inicia reconhecimento facial nas escolas. LeiaJá. https://m.leiaja.com/carreiras/2017/04/18/jaboatao-inicia-reconhecimento-facial-nas-escolas

[9] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMihVh0cew&t=24s

[10] www.pontoid.com.br/politica_privacidade_education.jsp

[11] IAPP. (2018). Brazil's General Data Protection Law (English translation). https://iapp.org/resources/article/brazils-general-data-protection-law-english-translation

[12] Medida Provisória nº 869, de 27 de dezembro de 2018. www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2015-2018/2018/Mpv/mpv869.htm

[13] https://legis.senado.leg.br/sdleg-getter/documento?dm=7945369&ts=1556207205600&disposition=inline

[14] Inquérito Civil Público n.08190.052289/18-94 Reconhecimento Facial. www.mpdft.mp.br/portal/pdf/noticias/março_2019/Despacho_Audiencia_Publica_2.pdf

[15] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvXcevJr4

[16] Eubanks, V. (2018). Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor. New York: St Martin’s Press.

[17] Távora, F., Araújo, G., & Sousa, J. (2019, 11 March). Scanner facial abre alas e ninguém mais se perde no Carnaval (e fora dele). Agência Data Labe. https://tab.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2019/03/11/carnaval-abre-alas-para-o-escaner-facial-reconhece-milhoes-e-prende-seis.html

[18] Graham, S. (2011). Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism. New York: Verso Books.

[19] Souza, M. (2008). Fobópole. Rio de Janeiro: Bertrand Brasil

[20] Kayyali, D. (2016, 13 June). The Olympics Are Turning Rio into a Military State. Vice. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnxgpw/the-olympics-are-turning-rio-into-a-military-state

[21] Machado, R. (2019, 19 February). Militarização no Brasil: a perpetuação da guerra ao inimigo interno. Entrevista especial com Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho. Instituto Humanitas Unisinos. www.ihu.unisinos.br/159-noticias/entrevistas/586763-militarizacao-no-brasil-a-perpetuacao-da-guerra-ao-inimigo-interno-entrevista-especial-com-maria-alice-rezende-de-carvalho

[22] IAPP. (2018). Op. cit. 

[23] https://twitter.com/rafa_zanatta/status/1085583399186767875

[24] Bioni, B., & Rielli, M. (2019). Audiência Pública: uso de ferramentas de reconhecimento facial por parte de empresas e governos. Data Privacy Brasil. https://dataprivacy.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Contribui%C3%A7%C3%A3o-AP-reconhecimento-facial-final.pdf

[25] Johnson, K. (2019, 14 May). San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software. VentureBeat. https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/14/san-francisco-first-in-nation-to-ban-facial-recognition-software

[26] Freire, P. (1976). Education: The Practice of Freedom. London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative.

[27] www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l8069.htm 

[28] Brito, R. (2017, 2 October). Rio’s kids are dying in the crossfire of a wave of violence. AP News. https://www.apnews.com/efeeaed43c7b47a0ae4a6cfaa8b871e2

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El Cádiz conduce directo a Primera

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Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu in her traditionally inspired attire.


Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu came second at last week’s Miss Pacific Islands (MPIP) show held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea that concluded over the weekend.

Despite not being able to bring the crown home Ms Habu won Solomon Island's highest placement ever at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant having placed as 1st runner up at this year's Pageant MPIP and that is a huge achievement for the Solomon Islands, it was highlighted.

Being the 1st runner up in this year’s show was the highest placement for Solomon Islands contestants contesting in the MPIP and it shows that Solomon Islands have been improving a lot at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant; they've placed 4 times this decade, 3rd runner up in 2013, 4th runner up in 2015 and 2nd runner Up in 2016.

Miss Solomon also scooped the best float and best talent award in this year’s MPIP show.

Miss SI Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia congratulated Miss Habu and thanked her brilliant and outstanding performance in this year’s MPIP show.

“To our beautiful Gladys our queen of hearts back home and here, I am so proud of you, your performance is just way beyond par and consistent all throughout.

“You are naturally beautiful and talented, not just a pretty face but an all-rounder through and through. You are truly a fitting ambassador for our country, we love you I am thankful to you and your parents and siblings for allowing us being part of your life in this platform,’’ she said in her facebook page post yesterday.

Ms Konofilia also thanked all the sponsors, families and supporters for the consistent support rendered towards the team Solomon Islands during the Miss Pacific Islands show. 

“I wish to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsors Coral Seas Resort and SI Ports Authority for all the support rendered to team SI without your support we would not have made it.

“I also acknowledge the Habu family especially Lucy and Dennis and your beautiful Sabrina for all the efforts in doing the final touches to our contemporary wear, doing the beautiful crown, sash and being there to help with the float.

“Thank you Dennis for being a father to the team, your leadership was a driving force to ensuring the float was done accordingly with no faults. 

“Thank you Sabrina for being our assistant chaperon you rock! Thank you Jacqueline Habu for being with our queen and providing the motherly care she needed.

“Thank you Masi Pioh as Miss SI head chaperon and Marylyn Bae for being the wonder woman designer and dressmaker for all the hard work i appreciate all your effort. You proved your worth as reflected in the beautiful dresses Miss SI showcased during the pageant.

“Thank you to one and only Dan Dãñzõ Kakadi for capturing and promoting Miss SI extensively throughout both MSIP and MPIP pages. You make it happen for our team in keeping our people back home in the loop,’’ she said.

She also thanked the Solomon Islands community in PNG for their great support and hospitality rendered towards the team Solomon during the show in PNG.

“To the Solomon Islands community in POM thank you so much to the SI High Commissioner HE Barnabas Anga and good wife, Counsellor Atkin and good wife Salome Atkin and family for your great sense of hospitality, for accommodating our Havulei youth and allowing us to use your facilities.

“To the Havulei youth, Aunty Hazel and Rhian, Jacinter and Isabel community back home, thank you all so much for being the main reason we won the float category your hard work is appreciated and respected.

“To my loving people back home, here and abroad I want to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart, thanks for taking time to follow our journey, for voting, for positive and uplifting comments for our queen. You all are appreciated,’’ said Ms. Konofilia. 

She also acknowledged the Solomon Host team for organizing the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant every year.

By BRYAN LUVENA

 


          

Honiara-based Bougainvilleans cast votes

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Zaneta Rupokets (left) and Aedaly Garimas were amongst many Bougainvilleans who casted their votes on Thursday.


THE Bougainvilleans in Honiara have finally had their opportunity to cast their votes as part of the Bougainville Referendum.

The two-day voting started on Thursday at the Papua New Guinea (PNGs) High Commission head office in Honiara with only two options, whether to vote for independence or for autonomy.

A lot of Bougainvilleans made their way to the voting booths with different opinions which regards to whether they vote in support of the referendum or not.  

Leona Kilo, the first woman who casts her vote yesterday told the paper she understand the referendum is very important and that is why she made her way very early to cast her vote.

Mrs Kilo said all she wants from her fellow Bougainvilleans both in Honiara and back home is to support the referendum.

She said it’s a privilege especially for them who reside in Honiara to have the opportunity to be part of the voting.

“The most important part of it is, we all want to be counted in this referendum because we know anything happens later will be a result of this count,” she said.

She added, the decision for Bougainville to become an independent nation should also be decided by the PNG government and so they can only wait and see what is going to happen next.

Meanwhile, the second woman who casts her vote, Lynette Kidoe said she was very excited as she has already been waiting for that day.

“Our votes represent the 20,000 people who lost their lives during the crises. Their blood didn’t waste for nothing, and we are here to fulfill their wishes,” she said.

Mrs Kidoe said it is her hope that the results would come the way the Bougainvilleans wanted and have always stood by.

President of Buka Association, TamunaraParou said it is a great feeling that they are able to cast their votes starting yesterday.

“This is the day that we have been waiting for the past 20-30 years and now we are so excited to cast our votes,” he said.

Mr Parou said for the Buka community here in Honiara, it is their hope that Bougainville will no longer become autonomy but a free and independent nation after the voting completes. 

“With autonomy, we have suffered so much and it’s time that Bougainvilleansvote for independence as it is our only destiny to our freedom,” he said.

He said autonomy should not be the best choice today and that message should be well understood by all Bougainvilleans who are to cast their votes.

By IAN M.KAUKUI

 


          

China consortium to develop Guinea iron ore deposit

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Valentine Holmes secures NRL return with lucrative Cowboys deal

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  • Holmes officially released by NFL franchise New York Jets
  • Former Cronulla Sharks player pens six-year deal

Valentine Holmes will return to the NRL in 2020 after signing with North Queensland on a six-season deal. The Cowboys wasted no time snapping up the former Cronulla flyer, inking a deal until the end of the 2025 season barely 24 hours after Holmes was officially released by NFL franchise the New York Jets.

Townsville-born Holmes, 24, is tipped to don the No 1 jersey for North Queensland after signing the lucrative long term deal, reportedly worth almost $1m a season. While known for his prowess on the wing, Holmes played the majority of games in his last NRL season in 2018 at fullback for the Sharks, scoring 22 tries in 26 games with a league leading 26 line-breaks.

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Rugby league has become competitive – but only in the southern hemisphere

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While the rise of Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea is brilliant, the wealthiest investors are in Europe and North America

By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required

“You all need to have a good look at what’s happened with the international game over the last five or six years,” said Wayne Bennett after the Lions lost to Papua New Guinea. “You’ve seen the emergence of Tonga. You’ve seen how much Papua New Guinea and Samoa have improved. So, while we’ve got to swallow a bitter pill as Great Britain, on the other side of the ledger I see the game getting stronger.”

Having more competitive teams at the top is undoubtedly fantastic for the world game. For the first time since the late 1970s, the best four sides in the world can – and do – beat each other. “We are seeking to have at least eight fully fledged contenders for every World Cup,” said IRL chairman Nigel Wood this week on the International Rugby League Podcast podcast. With the rise of Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, that is feasible.

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Wayne Bennett could earn new England contract despite disastrous Lions tour

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• Coach out of contract following disappointing Lions tour
• ‘We shouldn’t forget what Wayne has done up until this point’

The RFL chief executive, Ralph Rimmer, has said Wayne Bennett could be given a new contract to lead England into the 2021 World Cup despite Great Britain’s recent disastrous tour of the southern hemisphere. The 69-year-old Australian is out of contract after the Lions lost all four games against Tonga, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

When asked if Bennett could be retained as coach, Rimmer said: “Certainly he has a chance. We shouldn’t forget what Wayne has done up until this point. We’re all hurting, but until this point we have progressed really well. We’ll take until the end of the year and there will be some recommendations from the review, which will go to the RFL board in the new year.”

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AD328: Guineans want accountable government and presidential term limits

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Morning Roundup: Nov. 28, 2019

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UPS Workers Arrested In Drug-Shipping Bust [Wall Street Journal]Critics Call Him A Guinea Pig But Man Says Naltrexone Implant Changed His Life [CBS News]Can This Snack Bar Help You Stay Sober? [Yahoo]Yoga Worth "Serious Consideration" For Major Depression [Medscape]Poison Control Centers See Spike In Calls About Kratom Exposure [WOSU]Drug Death Capital Of The World Makes A Move [Newser]California Officials Side With Marijuana Company In New Fight Over Home Deliveries [LA Times] 

          

Aviation satellite network outmoded — Kofi Adda

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The Minister of Aviation, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, has said a recent technical audit of an aviation satellite network which provides voice and data interconnectivity for flights in the Africa Region indicated that the network was outmoded.

He also said the rapid pace of network expansion had brought about challenges of interconnectivity and interoperability in the sector.

The network supported the provision of air navigation services in West and Central Africa, the Indian Ocean and beyond.

Comprising 70 earth stations, the network supported fixed and mobile aeronautical telecommunication services and other critical safety services.

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The minister was speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting of aviation agencies in Africa and some countries located in the Indian Ocean (AFI) in Accra yesterday.

Among issues to be discussed at the three-day AFI Satellite Network Management Committee Meeting is how to improve and modernise the work of the network, including the replacement of the obsolete satellite.

Managed by four agencies in the region, the AFI Satellite Network (AFISNET), which was installed 25 years ago, has been rendered obsolete in the face of technological advancement, the non-availability of spare parts and technical support.

The participating agencies are the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Nigeria Airspace Management Authority, the Roberts Flight Information Region (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and the Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, which also manages the space for countries, namely, Angola, Trinidad and Tobago, Sao Tome and Principe and South Africa.

Re-engineering

Mr Adda called for the re-engineering of the network, which began in 2012.

He said so far technical specifications for the replacement of the obsolete network had been developed and said the major issue now was how to fund a new network.

He, therefore, urged the participants to come up with decisions that would improve efficiency and effectiveness in the aeronautical systems in the region.

Touching on Ghana’s performance in the aviation industry, he said it remained committed to ensuring safety through the provision of efficient networks and technical expertise and funding.

He said various interventions in the sector demonstrated the government’s commitment to make Ghana an aviation hub in Africa.

Objective

The Director-General of the GCAA, Mr Simon Allotey, said the satellite network was funded by the European Union (EU) and commissioned in 1994 as a medium for re-integration to provide digital and modern aeronautical services for the region.

Since its establishment, he said, the network had employed mainly point-to-point communication between adjacent air traffic control centres in West and Central Africa.

Additionally, he said, it eliminated deficiencies in data and voice communication and also contributed to improve air navigation safety in the region.


          

PNG Kina Bank fixes home loan rates

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​Kina Bank launched Papua New Guinea’s first fixed rate home loan yesterday, giving customers the opportunity to fix their monthly repayments for up to three years.According to the bank, the new fixed rate home loan comes with an attractive 6.47 per cent interest rate and no hidden fees or charges, making it the lowest real rate home loan on the market.Chief executive officer Greg Pawson said they were excited to announce the new fixed home loan as it was the first of its kind in th [...]
          

Hoteles circulares: proyecto piloto en Mallorca

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Cuatro cadenas hoteleras y el Parque de Tecnologías Ambientales de Mallorca (TIRME) han puesto en marcha un programa piloto que intenta “dar valor” a los residuos que generan los hoteles, estimulando la producción y el empleo local por un lado, y por el otro buscando “una mejor aceptación” de la población respecto a la actividad.


“Hoteles Circulares” es el nombre de este programa que fue presentado en el marco del Seminario INTO que concluye este viernes en el Auditorio ParcBit de Palma. La iniciativa de economía circular se ha puesto en marcha hace un año - ya ha pasado su primera temporada de verano - y con ella apuntan a “cambiar completamente el paradigma, porque lo reciclado vuelve como producto”, ha dicho a HOSTELTUR Rafael Guinea, Director General de TIRME.

Riu Hotels, Iberostar, Meliá Hoteles International y Garden Hotels son las cadenas que han dado el primer paso.

Sesión I: El papel de la Administración y los DMO. Casos de éxito

El ciclo circular tiene cuatro pasos. Los hoteles de estas cadenas conciencian a sus clientes y forman a sus empleados para separar los alimentos de forma eficiente. El Ayuntamiento los recoge selectivamente y sin mezclar con otros residuos. En tercer lugar TIRME gestiona el residuo orgánico para transformarlo en compost ecológico y en cuarto lugar los agricultores de Agromallorca y Son March cultivan vegetales demandados por los hoteles empleado el compost generado y “cerrando el círculo de colaboración”.

Rafael Guinea, Director General de TIRME.

Gracias a la tecnología de una empresa también local, TIRME puede saber la cantidad de toneladas de residuos que genera cada hotel y de esa forma calcular cuánto compost se produce con ese desperdicio. Gracias al trabajo que se hace con los agricultores también sabe la cantidad de tomates, calabacines y otros vegetales pueden producirse por hectárea y tonelada de compost.

La propuesta del programa es que luego el hotel compre a ese productor “al menos” la mismas toneladas de producto que ha generado de materia orgánica y que en el buffet de los hoteles se informe a los huéspedes que esos productos que se están consumiendo son resultado de “los rechazos que han generado”.

“El programa intenta dar valor a los residuos de cocina que se generan en los hoteles, de comida fundamentalmente, de tal manera que podamos transformarlo en un recurso que vuelva al medioambiente, devolviendo nutrientes a los suelos”, explicó el Director General de TIRME.

En principio esta prueba piloto es aplicada por las cuatro hoteleras mencionadas pero “la idea es intentar extenderlo a todo el sector, porque esto genera empleo local con los agricultores y una mejor aceptación social de la población local respecto a lo que genera la actividad turística, que vean que se produce riqueza más allá del puro sector turístico”, concluyó.


          

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Update: President Buhari in Malabo for the gas summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Malabo Equatorial Guinea for the  5th  gas summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said apart from the Nigerian leader, the one-day meeting would be attended by leaders of major gas-producing nations of the world. The
          

Dec 26, Papua New Guinea: Boxing Day

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Jan 01, Equatorial Guinea: New Year's Day

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Jan 01, Guinea: New Year's Day

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Jan 01, Guinea-Bissau: New Year's Day

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Jan 01, Papua New Guinea: New Year's Day

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University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries – UK

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Now open: University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries. Apply now. Application Deadline: 18th December 2019 Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, The, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Eswatini, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia To be […]

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‘Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave’

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A new report on climate change and its effects on humans says millions of Nigerians are at risk of heatwave.

Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency saying most parts of the country, including coastal areas, would be affected.

Sustainable Energy for All, an international organisation working with leaders in government and the private sector to drive action towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 on sustainable energy by 2030, said 1.05 billion people in poor rural and urban areas were now at risk from lack of access to cooling.

According to the report, the risk is particularly high across Nigeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan and Togo, where more than 60 per cent of the population are at risk.


The report said it would become worse due to lack of cooling access for about 19.1 per cent of urban poor or those living largely in urban slums and 28.7 per cent of rural poor or those living in rural areas and largely without access to electricity.

“This increase in risk seems to be driven by rapid urbanisation, drawing people from poor rural settings, placing more and more pressure on urban slums to support them, and a lack of electricity access gains,” the report said.

The Head of Energy Efficiency and Cooling at Sustainable Energy for All, Brian Dean, in an interview with the newsmen, said governments, industry and development finance had huge roles to play in reducing the risks.

He explained that in a warming world facing deadly impact from climate change, cooling should not be seen as a luxury.

“It is essential for public safety, public health, nutritious food supplies, and effective medicine. Delivering it sustainably is an issue of equity that will enable millions to escape poverty and realise the sustainable development goals,” he said.

Dean said the report, ‘Chilling prospects: Tracking sustainable cooling for all 2019’, had set out a series of action-oriented recommendations to allow policymakers, development financiers and industry to accelerate action on access to cooling.

He said, “Governments can actively promote regional collaboration and market integration that lower the costs of cooling services, while development finance can make solutions for the most vulnerable a central part of project preparation grants.

“Industry can take steps to ensure high efficiency cooling technologies are available at an affordable price, and advocate to government on the need for policy and regulatory measures that support this goal.”

He stated that individuals could also take steps to help themselves, by becoming aware of risks and the resources available in the event of extreme heat.

According to him, public cooling centres can be set up to provide refuge during extreme heat.

Speaking on Nigeria’s electricity challenges which could have negative impact on any efforts towards sustainable cooling, Dean said alternative approaches to cooling could be deployed.

He said, “There are alternative approaches that do not require energy, such as cool or white roofs, passive solutions like shading, insulation, and using vegetation and green space to reduce heat stress in cities.

“By encouraging a more efficient use of energy, these types of approaches can reduce risks and the demand for cooling, in turn reducing the strain on the electricity distribution at peak times and contributing to greater access to reliable energy.”

He said such alternatives would be particularly important in warm areas where energy access deficits were high.

According to Dean, public awareness is crucial to addressing the issue, adding that awareness of resources available to people during a heatwave can improve outcomes significantly.
          

VA - New Music Releases Week 47 of 2019 / 2019 / МР3

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Категория: Музыка
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Описание: Исполнитель: VA
Название альбома: New Music Releases Week 47 of 2019
Год выпуска: 2019
Жанр: Dance, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Pop, RnB


01. Coldplay - Champion Of The World
02. Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
03. PARTYNEXTDOOR - Loyal (feat. Drake)
04. Kesha - My Own Dance
05. PRETTYMUCH - The Weekend
06. Alicia Keys - Time Machine
07. Tinashe - Save Room for Us
08. Emily Burns - Hate Me Too
09. Toby Green - Haze
10. AJ Mitchell - Unstoppable
11. Dennis Lloyd - Unfaithful
12. Haim - Hallelujah
13. Lil Xan - Wrong Way
14. Smokepurpp - Dirty Dirty
15. Jonas Aden - Library Thugs
16. Wiberg - Overkill
17. Wallaby - Paradise
18. Alok - On & On
19. Darren Styles - Pull Over (Are You Ready)
20. Nora Van Elken - New Guinea
21. Mark Ronson - Then There Were Two
22. Alt Bloom - Stay
23. Xxxtentacion - bad vibes forever
24. Mr Eazi - Tony Montana
25. Global Deejays - Boom (Turn It Up)
26. Matt Nash - Closer
27. No Etiquette - Spiders (AFK Remix)
28. Navvy - Scared to Be Happy
29. Jasmin Walia - Manana (Redfield Remix)
30. Dirty Rush & Gregor Es - U Got 2 Move
31. Stadiumx - Where Are You Now
32. Mia Gladstone - GEEKIN
33. Juanes - Tequila
34. Pascal Junior - No Lies
35. Terrace Martin - Intimidated
36. Trippie Redd - Who Needs Love
37. L8LOOMER - shinelikewhoa
38. Turkum - As Long As I Got
39. Pyro - Not Tomorrow
40. Quix - My house is IKEA
41. Felix Jaehn - Close Your Eyes
42. X Lovers - Cut My Lip
43. Casper Cole - I Want It All (feat. Elderbrook)
44. Laidback Luke - Step By Step (Dannic Remix)
45. Jay Critch - Cameras
46. Syn Cole - Mind Blown
47. pluko - on the way
48. Triple M - Sinner (Radio Edit)
49. MOTi x Aiaya - No Work Today
50. Bart B More - What U Know
51. Filmore - London
52. Fredo Bang - Mongoose
53. Johnny Orlando - All These Parties (Felix Cartal Remix)
54. Pixel Terror - Millennia
55. Tjr - Just Gets Better (Majestic & Luis Rumore Remix)
56. Hardwell - Go To War
57. Pyro - Kiss U
58. Fancy Cars - Cross My Heart
59. Syence - Edge Off
60. 03 Greedo - Disco Shit
61. Johan Lenox - no one wants to dance anymore
62. Tensnake - Rules
63. Lady Bee - Mess (feat. AMY MIYU)
64. Ginger Root - B4
65. DaVido - D & G
66. Sagan - Take Me There
67. DVBBS - GOMF (Tim Baresko Remix)
68. Stephen Puth - Crying My Eyes Out
69. Moguai - ACIIID (Kryder x Benny Benassi Remix)
70. Gracie Abrams - Stay
71. Kastra - Issues (feat. Bianca Linta)
72. Zero 9_36 - Come Thru
73. Croatia Squad - Feeling You
74. Ownboss - Unfucking Believable
75. TMW - All of My Love (Riggi & Piros Remix)
76. David Guetta - Make It To Heaven (with Raye)
77. A R I Z O N A - Problems (Ship Wrek Remix)
78. Bearson - All In
79. Denis First - Like This
80. Lolo Zouai - Money Diamonds Roses
81. Blac Youngsta - Like A Pro
82. Alle Farben - As Far as Feelings Go (Yves V Remix)
83. Tep No - Autopilot
84. Wahlstedt - Nobody Else
85. Mark Sixma - Million Miles (GATTUSO Remix)
86. Taylor Janzen - What I Do
87. Luca Debonaire - Fall In Love With U (Radio Edit)
88. Timmy Trumpet - Carnival (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Edit)
89. Nina Nesbitt - Still Waiting to Start
90. Summer Walker - Something Real
91. Eli & Fur - Wall To Wall
92. Christian Alexander - So High
93. MKTO - Consider Me Yours
94. Guaynaa - Full Moon
95. Magnificence - Unboring the Future
96. Deadmau5 - SATRN (Radio Edit)
97. Feed Me - Nothing Hurts Like You (feat. Sam Calver)
98. Carlie Hanson - Side Effects
99. Nasty Cherry - Fuck Modern Love
100. Funk Machine - Gonna Be Alright
101. 4B - Did You
102. Chika - Can't Explain It (feat. Charlie Wilson)
103. Jason Aldean - Tattoos and Tequila
104. Palaye Royale - Massacre, The New American Dream
105. DENM - Alright
106. King Arthur - Friday (Zendlo Remix)
107. Armin van Buuren - Let The Music Guide You (ASOT 950 Anthem)
108. Todd Terry - You Get Down
109. Matt Maeson - Go Easy (Andrelli Remix)
110. Bad Bunny - Vete
111. Fatboy Slim - The Weekend Starts Here
112. Get Real - Jolean
113. Vice Menta - FUSILANDO TUS MEMORIAS
114. Meghan Trainor - Wave (R3HAB Remix)
115. Party Favor - Chicken Dinner
116. doctor P - Voices
117. Farina - Asi Asi
118. ARMNHMR - The Universe Is Yours (feat. Micah Martin)
119. graves, High Zombie - GHOSTS
120. 24kgoldn - PED OUTTA COLLEGE
121. Tech N9ne - Angel Baby
122. Arsen - Goodbye
123. Ekali - Hard To Say Goodbye (feat. Chloe Angelides)
124. Bear Grillz - The Way We Were
125. Jessie J - One More Try
126. Koven - Your Pain
127. Spencer Barnett - I'm Fine
128. Torren Foot - More Life
129. Sean Tyas - Banshee (James Dymond Remix)
130. Cid - ME N U
131. Botnek - Gimme That Juice
132. Elah Hale - Posters
133. Mahalo - So Cold (feat. Lily Denning)
134. Limited Tym - Don't Give Up
135. Casey Veggies - Big Racks (feat. Iamsu)
136. Good Times Ahead, Noizekid - Malvada (feat. Juan Por Dios)
137. LIVA (BR) - How To Love
138. Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby (Super Disco Club Remix - Edit)
139. Bassjackers - Mush, Mush (2019 Reboot)
140. Kove - The Music
141. MfnMelo - What a Life
142. Fatum - Raid 51
143. Alma - Bad News Baby
144. Cazzette - GOOD_BAD (feat. R0RY)
145. Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Erick Morillo Remix)
146. The Japanese House - Chewing Cotton Wool
147. Big Freedia - Louder (feat. Icona Pop)
148. Sofi Tukker - Purple Hat (Novak Remix)
149. Scotty Boy - Lost In The Groove (DJ Vartan & Techcrasher Radio Edit)
150. Litany - Single Player Mode
151. Wasback - Alive
152. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now (Dom Dolla Remix)
153. Barren Gates - S.O.S
154. Mozzy - Everybody On Go
155. CITYZEN - Misomaniac
156. Beele - Tu Boca
157. RL Grime - Formula
158. Prince Fox - Same Love
159. Jack Back - Freedom (Harry Romero Remix)
160. Moody Good - Kush
161. Tynan - Interdimensional
162. Only The Family - Blika Blika
163. Delaney Jane - Circling The Cage
164. ICON - Dificil
165. Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go
166. Stormzy - Own It (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)
167. Phangs - I Forgot You
168. StayLoose - Tiny Warrior (No-One Remix)
169. Kaskade - My Light
170. Dombresky - Trust The Process
171. Adam Melchor - I CHOOSE YOU
172. Little Big Town - Sugar Coat
173. The Knocks - Exit Sign (feat. Gallant) (Wongo Remix)
174. Des Rocs - Give me the Night
175. Jhay Cortez - Easy (Remix)
176. Mitis - Mercy
177. Flipp Dinero - Westside
178. James Arthur - Quite Miss Home (Steve Void Remix)
179. Maggie Rogers - Love You For A Long Time
180. Ozzy Osbourne - Straight to Hell
181. Barkley - Supernatural
182. Showtek - Straight Shots
183. astn - Ain't Dumb
184. Grace VanderWaal - Poser
185. Leyla Blue - I Don't Wanna Know
186. Matt Lange - Push
187. Above & Beyond - Another Angel
188. Lola Young - Blind Love
189. Hannah Diamond - The Ending
190. Ben Bohmer - Decade
191. U2 - Ahimsa
192. Nurko - If It Isn't You
193. Scarypoolparty - Millennial Love
194. The Who - I Don't Wanna Get Wise
195. Convex - Home Soon
196. Don Omar - No Te Vayas
197. Taliwhoah - Sweet Sweet
198. WE ARE FURY - Echoes
199. Rusko - One Family
200. Kloud - ERROR
201. Wildchild - Renegade Master
202. Piero Pirupa - Bassface
203. C. Tangana - 5 Stars
204. Lane 8 - The Gift
205. Piero Pirupa - Acid Skream
206. Galantis - Faith (feat. Mr. Probz) (Jewelz & Sparks Remix)
207. Deadmau5 - COASTED (Radio Edit)
208. Gorgon City - Roped In
209. LO'99 - Stay High (LO'99 VIP Mix)
210. Deaton Chris Anthony - Late Night Lovin'
211. Ferry Corsten - I Am You
212. Billy Da Kid - You Get What You Give (Music in You) (Joel Corry Dub)
213. Labrinth - Oblivion
214. Starkillers - Do You Want A Bag
215. Lil Poppa - On My Own
216. Beck - Chemical
217. Au5 - Dusk (Feat. Nori)
218. Giveon - LIKE I WANT YOU
219. A Great Big World - Fall On Me
220. Pete Tong - Show Me Love
221. Ciara - Melanin
222. SAYGRACE - Doin' Too Much
223. destructo - Twisted
224. Robotaki - Quasar
225. Black Caviar - Kubrick Faked The Moon Landing
226. Fahjah - Dance with Me
227. Josh Butler - Wormhole (EAT) (Edit)
228. Fangs - Solace (Original Mix)
229. Purple Haze - You & Me (Goose Remix)
230. i_o - Rave 444
231. Nur Jaber - Rave With Me
232. Little Fritter - Bumpin N' Jumpin (Original Mix)
233. Franky Wah - Nightfall
234. Idris Elba - On Life (Illyus & Barrientos Remix)
235. Clark - Branding Problem
236. Miguel Campbell - Nobody Wants To Be
237. Mat Zo - Games
238. Amine Edge & DANCE - That's Right Lil' Bitch (Original Mix)
239. A-Trak - What Can I Do
240. Matthias Tanzmann - Continue to Love
241. Pan-Pot - Confronted (Pan-Pot Basement Remix)
242. Pouya - life
243. Little Fritter - Super Earth Express (Original Mix)
244. Monolink - Take Me Home (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
245. Marc Romboy - Space Walk


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Sick Diarrhea caused by antibiotics, how to treat?

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Hi. My two guinea pigs were recently on five days of Orbax to clear up a mild URI (they got 6.6 mg once a day). They seemed fine with it, but the day after their fourth dose I noticed some diarrhea....
          

A/HRC/WG.6/35/GIN/3

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African leader invites Ibrahim Magu to fight corruption in his country (photo)

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President Alpha Conde of Guinea has commended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu for responding to his invitation to help reform the anti-corruption agency in his country.
          

EFCC to assist Guinea to establish anti-graft agency

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Yusuf Alli, AbujaTHE Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and President Alpha Cond of Guinea have reached an agreement that will see the Commission, assist the West African country, to establish an anti-corruption agency.According to a statement by the EFCCs spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja, the agreement was reached in Conakry, the countrys capital, following President Condes invitation of Magu, with a request for EFCCs assistance in establish
          

Guinea to raise N8b capital

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GUINEA Insurance Plc is set to raise N8b additional capital ahead of recapitalisation deadline, the newly appointed Chairman, Board of Directors, Barrister Godson Ugochukwu has said.In a statement made available to journalists, the Chairman stated that consequent to the June 30th, 2020 deadline given by National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) for firms to comply with its new capital regime, shareholders of the underwriting firm at its 61st Annual General Meeting held recently in Uyo, Akwa Ibom St
          

Guinean President sends message to Magu

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The President of Guinea Conakry, Prof. Alpha Conde has commended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu for responding to his invitation to help reform the Anti-corruption agency in Guinea.
          

Waltersmith Petroman Oil Wins Bid for Acquisition of Block in Equatorial Guinea

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Waltersmith Petroman Oil Wins Bid for Acquisition of Block in Equatorial Guinea
          

PM Marape: Government taking bigger burden off parents with tertiary loan scheme

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Prime Minister James Marape says his Government is taking an even bigger burden off the shoulders of parents by introducing the K200 million students’ tertiary loan scheme in 2020.

He said this when addressing a fullhouse crowd at the Pacific Adventist University (PAU) graduation at its Koiari Park Campus outside Port Moresby today (pictured below) .

They applauded when Prime Minister Marape made the announcement.

“Next year onward, we will have the students’ loan programme,” he said.

“No more will you pay (tertiary) school fees.

“As long as you have NID (national identification) and residency as a Papua New Guinean, you will go and get money for your school fees.”

Prime Minister Marape said parents would pay 50 per cent of school fees from elementary to secondary school, with the Government to foot the balance, until students were ready for tertiary education.

He said the money would be parked under a programme known as HELP – Higher Education Loan Programme – “where we will have funding easily available to assist our students pursue higher education”.

Prime Minister Marape said he had heard many people complaining, since the 2020 Budget was delivered last Thursday, about Government reducing funding for primary and secondary schools.

“I put it back to them: Which is most-burdensome? Is it high school or primary school education, or university and college education?” he said.

“I think university or college education is more-burdensome – that is where we are stepping in right now.”

Prime Minister Marape said those who dropped out of Grades 8, 10 or 12 could be easily absorbed by vocational schools or SME training that would be made available.

“Government wants to do all of these things, but Government alone cannot do it,” he told the graduating students.

“Government and your country needs an army of responsible citizens, who are out there making it happen for our country.

“I am sure I am speaking to an army of good citizens who have learned very well in your studies, and spiritual upbringing here at PAU.”

          

Costa Rican Support for African Orphanage

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Costa Rican Isabel Johanning started an orphanage in Guinea Bissau for 120 children 0-15 years old. Two couples go there annually from Costa Rica to throw a Christmas party and…
          

Braima Dabó recebe prémio 'fair play' da federação internacional de atletismo

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Estudante do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Braima Dabó, da Guiné-Bissau, ganhou hoje o prémio 'fair play' na gala da World Athletics, federação internacional de atletismo, depois de ter ajudado um adversário durante os Mundiais de Doha.

Dabó, que estuda em Bragança e representa o Maia Atlético Clube, ajudou o atleta Jonathan Busby, de Aruba, uma pequena ilha das Caraíbas, a terminar a prova eliminatória dos 5.000 metros.

No Estádio Khalifa, Busby quebrou fisicamente e apresentou mesmo dificuldades para se manter em pé a cerca de 250 metros da meta, uma situação que Dabó não deixou passar em claro, voltando atrás para ‘carregar’ o colega e concluírem a prova ao mesmo tempo.

Apesar de terem sido últimos, com um tempo na casa dos 18 minutos, numa prova ganha pelo etíope Selemon Barega (13.24,69 minutos), os dois atletas receberam uma enorme ovação do público presente nas bancadas.

Na gala da World Athletics, no Mónaco, o queniano Eliud Kipchoge foi eleito o atleta masculino pelo segundo ano consecutivo, depois de vencer a Maratona de Londres, com a terceira melhor marca da história, conseguindo depois baixar das duas horas, numa iniciativa privada, que não conta como recorde.

A norte-americana Dalilah Muhammad foi escolhida como atleta feminina num ano em que bateu por duas vezes o recorde do mundo dos 400 metros barreiras, a última das quais na final dos Mundiais.

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Fair Play Award - Braima Suncar Dabo

Dabo, a distance runner from Guinea-Bissau, made headlines around the world after he helped fellow runner, Jonathan Busby of Aruba, to the finish line during their opening round heat of the 5000m at the World Championships. Busby was near collapse with about 200 metres left in the race, when Dabo stopped to help his distressed fellow competitor. 


          

Elezioni Guinea Bissau, per ora nessun vincitore e un vinto

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Il voto di domenica scorsa in Guinea Bissau ha sancito che saranno due ex primi ministri che si sfideranno al secondo turno delle elezioni presidenziali. Mentre il presidente uscente, José Mario Vaz, ha riportato una clamorosa sconfitta arrivando quarto con poco più del 12% dei consensi. Una bocciatura dovuta in gran parte al suo quinquennio […]
          

Free education programme faces big cut in PNG budget

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A major cut to the free education programme is one of the hallmarks of Papua New Guinea's new national budget.
          

Ossendowski: A nap rabszolgái I-II. (Modern Utazók és Felfedezők Könyvtára, MUFK) - Jelenlegi ára: 12 500 Ft

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Ossendowski: A nap rabszolgái I-II.
Kutatóutam a legsötétebb Afrikában
(Modern utazók és Felfedezők Könyvtára, MUFK)
Írta: Ferdinand Ossendowski
Fordította: Révay József
Kötéstípus:  Aranyozott, színezett kiadói egész vászonkötés
Sorozatcím: Modern Utazók és Felfedezők Könyvtára
Oldalak száma: 168 + 198
Kiadás helye: Budapest
Kiadó: Franklin - Társulat Kiadása
A kötetek használtak, a koruknak megfelelőek, pár lap foltos, a képeken látható jó állapotúak.
"Mögöttünk volt Guinea, a szusszuk és fullah-k földje, a « föld fiainak» országa. Nyugatra hagytuk az ősi kultúrának ezeket a hordozóit. Megfigyeltük, hogy hogyan lehetett észrevenni ezen a kultuszon belül annak az ázsiai kultúrának a nyomati, amelyet egykor a bevándorlók magukkal hoztak. Nem kerülte el figyelmünket Bal Astarte és és Mah egykori tiszteletének visszhangja, sem az egyiptomi civilizációnak a nyomai, amelyek mind a mai napig tovább élnek itt a festményekben és szobrokban és a kígyó- és madárszimbolumokban.
A francia gyarmati politikában bizonyos új áramlatot támasztott az a körülmény, hogy behatóbban kezdtek foglalkozni ezeknek a törzseknek a lelki életével s még inkább életfeltételeikkel és azzal a kényszerűséggel, hogy emberi tetterővel szembeszálljanak ezzel a gyilkos klímával. Mint már említettem, energikus küzdelemre határozták el magukat, hogy kiszabadítsák a négereket a könyörtelen természet bilincseiből. A háziállatok és a szántógépek segítségéhez fordultak, oktatták az embereket a most parlagon heverő természeti kincsek kiaknázására és a lakosságot bátorító példával a mai civilizáció magaslatára vezették. A kormányzóság nem gyakorolt különösebb nyomást Guinea bennszülöttjeire és az egész terv elsősorban lelki befolyásoláson nyugszik. A legközelebbi jövő fogja megmutatni, vajjon lehet-e valamit elérni ezen az úton a gyarmat fejlesztése és Franciaország java, későbben pedig az egész emberiség java érdekében. "

Ossendowski: A nap rabszolgái I-II. (Modern Utazók és Felfedezők Könyvtára, MUFK)
Jelenlegi ára: 12 500 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2019-12-11 21:00
          

Polystachya galeata – 365 days of orchids – day 1079

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Our plants of Polystachya galeata are really flourishing at the moment and we have several plants with with the subtle but attractive pink, green and cream flowers. Like most polystachyas this species is African and is found in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire and Angola. The broad distribution results […]
          

Miss Solomon Islands 1st runner up

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Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu in her traditionally inspired attire.


Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu came second at last week’s Miss Pacific Islands (MPIP) show held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea that concluded over the weekend.

Despite not being able to bring the crown home Ms Habu won Solomon Island's highest placement ever at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant having placed as 1st runner up at this year's Pageant MPIP and that is a huge achievement for the Solomon Islands, it was highlighted.

Being the 1st runner up in this year’s show was the highest placement for Solomon Islands contestants contesting in the MPIP and it shows that Solomon Islands have been improving a lot at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant; they've placed 4 times this decade, 3rd runner up in 2013, 4th runner up in 2015 and 2nd runner Up in 2016.

Miss Solomon also scooped the best float and best talent award in this year’s MPIP show.

Miss SI Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia congratulated Miss Habu and thanked her brilliant and outstanding performance in this year’s MPIP show.

“To our beautiful Gladys our queen of hearts back home and here, I am so proud of you, your performance is just way beyond par and consistent all throughout.

“You are naturally beautiful and talented, not just a pretty face but an all-rounder through and through. You are truly a fitting ambassador for our country, we love you I am thankful to you and your parents and siblings for allowing us being part of your life in this platform,’’ she said in her facebook page post yesterday.

Ms Konofilia also thanked all the sponsors, families and supporters for the consistent support rendered towards the team Solomon Islands during the Miss Pacific Islands show. 

“I wish to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsors Coral Seas Resort and SI Ports Authority for all the support rendered to team SI without your support we would not have made it.

“I also acknowledge the Habu family especially Lucy and Dennis and your beautiful Sabrina for all the efforts in doing the final touches to our contemporary wear, doing the beautiful crown, sash and being there to help with the float.

“Thank you Dennis for being a father to the team, your leadership was a driving force to ensuring the float was done accordingly with no faults. 

“Thank you Sabrina for being our assistant chaperon you rock! Thank you Jacqueline Habu for being with our queen and providing the motherly care she needed.

“Thank you Masi Pioh as Miss SI head chaperon and Marylyn Bae for being the wonder woman designer and dressmaker for all the hard work i appreciate all your effort. You proved your worth as reflected in the beautiful dresses Miss SI showcased during the pageant.

“Thank you to one and only Dan Dãñzõ Kakadi for capturing and promoting Miss SI extensively throughout both MSIP and MPIP pages. You make it happen for our team in keeping our people back home in the loop,’’ she said.

She also thanked the Solomon Islands community in PNG for their great support and hospitality rendered towards the team Solomon during the show in PNG.

“To the Solomon Islands community in POM thank you so much to the SI High Commissioner HE Barnabas Anga and good wife, Counsellor Atkin and good wife Salome Atkin and family for your great sense of hospitality, for accommodating our Havulei youth and allowing us to use your facilities.

“To the Havulei youth, Aunty Hazel and Rhian, Jacinter and Isabel community back home, thank you all so much for being the main reason we won the float category your hard work is appreciated and respected.

“To my loving people back home, here and abroad I want to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart, thanks for taking time to follow our journey, for voting, for positive and uplifting comments for our queen. You all are appreciated,’’ said Ms. Konofilia. 

She also acknowledged the Solomon Host team for organizing the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant every year.

By BRYAN LUVENA

 


          

Honiara-based Bougainvilleans cast votes

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Zaneta Rupokets (left) and Aedaly Garimas were amongst many Bougainvilleans who casted their votes on Thursday.


THE Bougainvilleans in Honiara have finally had their opportunity to cast their votes as part of the Bougainville Referendum.

The two-day voting started on Thursday at the Papua New Guinea (PNGs) High Commission head office in Honiara with only two options, whether to vote for independence or for autonomy.

A lot of Bougainvilleans made their way to the voting booths with different opinions which regards to whether they vote in support of the referendum or not.  

Leona Kilo, the first woman who casts her vote yesterday told the paper she understand the referendum is very important and that is why she made her way very early to cast her vote.

Mrs Kilo said all she wants from her fellow Bougainvilleans both in Honiara and back home is to support the referendum.

She said it’s a privilege especially for them who reside in Honiara to have the opportunity to be part of the voting.

“The most important part of it is, we all want to be counted in this referendum because we know anything happens later will be a result of this count,” she said.

She added, the decision for Bougainville to become an independent nation should also be decided by the PNG government and so they can only wait and see what is going to happen next.

Meanwhile, the second woman who casts her vote, Lynette Kidoe said she was very excited as she has already been waiting for that day.

“Our votes represent the 20,000 people who lost their lives during the crises. Their blood didn’t waste for nothing, and we are here to fulfill their wishes,” she said.

Mrs Kidoe said it is her hope that the results would come the way the Bougainvilleans wanted and have always stood by.

President of Buka Association, TamunaraParou said it is a great feeling that they are able to cast their votes starting yesterday.

“This is the day that we have been waiting for the past 20-30 years and now we are so excited to cast our votes,” he said.

Mr Parou said for the Buka community here in Honiara, it is their hope that Bougainville will no longer become autonomy but a free and independent nation after the voting completes. 

“With autonomy, we have suffered so much and it’s time that Bougainvilleansvote for independence as it is our only destiny to our freedom,” he said.

He said autonomy should not be the best choice today and that message should be well understood by all Bougainvilleans who are to cast their votes.

By IAN M.KAUKUI

 


          

Advisor to Saudi Royal Court Leads KSA's Delegation to 5th National Islamic Conference in Guinea

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(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Conakry, December 2, 2019, SPA -- Advisor to Saudi Royal Court and Council of Senior Scholars Member Dr. Saad bin Nasser Al-Shathri started today an o...
          

Macaca fascicularis (Raffles, 1821); makak jávský

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Biologická klasifikace: Animalia, Mammalia, Primates, Cercopithecidae Syn.: Simia fascicularis Raffles, 1821 Česká jména: makak jávský, makak obecný Anglická jména: Crab-eating macaque, Long-tailed macaque Rozšíření: Nejběžnější primát jihovýchodní Asie, žije na velkém území od jižní Barmy přes Thajsko, jih Indočíny, Malajsii a západní Indonésii až na Filipíny. Byl vysazen na ostrovy Palau, Nová Guinea a Mauricius. […]
          

5TH Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Heads of State Summit Launches Declaration of Malabo

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5TH Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Heads of State Summit Launches Declaration of Malabo

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2nd International Gas Seminar | 5th GECF Summit| Keynote by Sergey Machekin

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2nd International Gas Seminar | 5th GECF Summit Keynote by Sergey Machekin, Director of Engineering and International Cooperation, Institute Hydroproject.

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Guinea Ecuatorial y Venezuela firma un acuerdo de cooperación para la asistencia y asesoramiento técnico especializado

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Guinea Ecuatorial y Venezuela firma un acuerdo de cooperación para la asistencia y asesoramiento técnico especializado.

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Guinea Ecuatorial presenta primer libro sobre responsabilidad social corporativa en el sector del petróleo y el gas.

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Guinea Ecuatorial presenta primer libro sobre responsabilidad social corporativa en el sector del petróleo y el gas.

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Algeria’s Sonelgaz and Equatorial Guinea’s Sonagas Sign a Cooperation Agreement in the Gas Sector

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Algeria’s Sonelgaz and Equatorial Guinea’s Sonagas Sign a Cooperation Agreement in the Gas Sector

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Guinea Pig Parkour Is A 2D Platformer With Incredible Hand-Drawn Animations

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Guinea Pig Parkour has been fully funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and is now in the process of working its way through some stretch goals. If the concept... Continue reading
          

Guinea: Cinco activistas en detención

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Guinea: Five Activists in Detention

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CAFCC: Big Spender And Debutants Pyramids FC Hope To Add To Rangers Woefulness In Enugu

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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

After a dream start to their maiden continental campaign with the highlight being a place at the lucrative group stage, Egyptian debutants Pyramids will kick off their group stage campaign away to Nigeria’s Rangers in Enugu.

Last year’s revamp saw Pyramids, founded in 2008 under the name “Al Assiouty Sports” metamorphosing from Egyptian Premier League minnows to big spenders, after Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi acquired ownership of the prominent Egyptian football club. 

Al Shamsi, who was previously the club’s vice president, takes over from Saudi General Entertainment Authority chairman Turki Al Sheikh.
Their first season under the new name “Pyramids FC” ended in a third place finish in the Egyptian top flight, that earned them a place in this season’s Total CAF Confederation Cup.
With the help of experienced players, led by former Al Ahly playmaker Abdullah Elsaid, Ghanaian hitman John Antwi and Burkinabe Eric Traore, Pyramids entered their first ever continental adventure by recruiting ex- Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre to guide them banking on his knowledge of the African game.
The Frenchman guided the debutants to overcome the hurdles at Congo’s Etoile du Congo, Algeria’s CR Belouizdad and Tanzanian giants Young Africans to reach the group stage, with an impressive record of five wins and a draw in six matches, including three away victories.
And they are inspired by their impressive away record as they visit the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu this Sunday, as Group A of the CAF Confederation cup group stage kicks off, with fellow Egyptian outfit Al Masry and fellow debutants Nouadhibou of Mauritania completing the group.

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Rangers enjoyed a preliminary round bye, before defeating Gabon’s AS Pelican and Togo’s ASC Kara on their way to the group stage, where they are looking to do better than last season when they failed to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Having won their previous two home games, Rangers will hope this form carries on to start the group stage on a positive note after appointing former Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf days ahead of the clash as directed by the football federation for technical support.
Yusuf, who guided Nigeria to a runner-up spot at the Total African Nations Championship in Morocco in 2018 replaces Benedict Ugwu, who was shown the exit door after a 2-0 loss to newly promoted Akwa Starlets in the Nigerian top flight at the weekend.
Full Fixtures
Group A
  • Nouakchott Nouadhibou (Mauritania) vs Al Masry (Egypt)
  • Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) vs Pyramids (Egypt)
Group B
  • Johannesburg Bidvest (South Africa) vs Horoya (Guinea)
  • Cairo El Nasr (Libya) vs Djoliba (Mali)
Group C
  • Berkane RS Berkane (Morocco) vs ESAE (Benin)
  • Kinshasa Motema Pembe (DR Congo) vs Zanaco (Zambia)
Group D
  • Abidjan San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) vs Paradou (Algeria)
  • Agadir HUSA (Morocco) vs Enyimba (Nigeria)

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Isabella Tree, writer and conservationist

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Isabella Tree is a conservationist and writer of the award-winning book Wilding: the Return of Nature to a British Farm, which tells the story of rewilding a 3,500 acre farm estate in Sussex, which she oversaw with her husband Charlie. The adopted daughter of Michael Tree and Lady Anne Cavendish, Isabella grew up in Mereworth Castle in Kent, and then in Shute House, a vicarage in Dorset. Following her expulsion from two secondary schools, she attended Millfield School as a sixth former, where mutual friends introduced her to her future husband. After reading classics at the University of London, she went on to work as a journalist and travel writer for the Evening Standard and The Sunday Times. Her first book, The Bird Man, about the Victorian ornithologist John Gould, was published in 1991. She married Charles Burrell in 1993 and settled at Knepp, a dairy and arable farm in Sussex. She continued to travel, writing books about Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Mexico. In 2000 Isabella and Charlie closed the farm business at Knepp, and turned the estate into a conservation project, letting the land develop on its own, and eventually introducing free-roaming animals – cattle, pigs, deer and ponies. Two decades later, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife, fungi, and vegetation with extremely rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies breeding there. The soil is richer in micro-organisms which help to recapture carbon from the air and promote a functioning ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible. She lives at Knepp with her husband Charlie and has two children, Ned and Nancy. DISC ONE: ‘The Whole of the Moon’ by The Waterboys DISC TWO: ‘These Foolish Things’ by Billie Holiday DISC THREE: ‘Life’s a Gas’ by T. Rex DISC FOUR: ‘Where’s the Telephone Bill? by Bootsy’s Rubber Band DISC FIVE: ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley DISC SIX: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, played by the Brindisi String Quartet DISC SEVEN: BBC Sound recording of Nightingales And Bombers The Night Of The Mannheim Raid DISC EIGHT: ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader BOOK CHOICE: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy LUXURY ITEM: Mask, snorkel and a neoprene vest CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: These Foolish Things by Billie Holiday Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Cathy Drysdale
          

Introduction!

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Hello! I’m Isabella, and I am new to this forum and just joined tonight ����. I have two male guinea pigs that are Alfie and Archie! They are both very sweet and very great pigs ����. I will insert...
          

Hi! Introducing myself!!

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Hello! I have 12 guinea pigs, one had babies just today! I have 7 boys, (5 are babies, still with their mom) and 5 girls (2 are still babies)! I live in California and I love animals. I hope to help...
          

Dec 4, 2019: Semantic Variation in Conjoined Comparatives at Performing Arts Building

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Margit Bowler '11
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester

All languages have a way to compare properties of objects. Stassen (1985, 2013) shows that some languages (primarily in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Amazon) express comparison by conjoining two positive (morphologically unmarked) assertions. In a language with conjoined comparatives, the expression “John is tall, Bill is short” is the translational equivalent of “John is taller than Bill.”

In this talk, Bower gives a semantics for conjoined comparison in Warlpiri (Pama-Nyungan, Australia) based on original fieldwork data. She will focus on one puzzle raised by the Warlpiri data: Warlpiri conjoined comparatives are felicitous in "crisp judgment contexts," in which the objects being compared differ only a very small amount with respect to the relevant property. Warlpiri conjoined comparatives differ in this respect from conjoined comparatives in other languages.

Bowler will propose a tentative, two-part solution in which adjectival predicates in Warlpiri (i) contain an existentially bound degree argument, and (ii) assert that this degree is strictly greater than some contextual standard. This proposal has ramifications for how we model the semantics of positive adjectival predicates, and how they might vary cross-linguistically. It also enriches our understanding of semantic variation in languages with conjoined comparatives.

Sponsored by the division of philosophy, religion, psychology, and linguistics. Free and open to the public.

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Comment on Hundreds of bees drop dead around ‘5G towers’ in California by Lorenzo LaRue

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Status Update since our November Forecast

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Guinea-Bissau On 4 November, the Security Council adopted a presidential statement expressing full support for the communiqués issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the AU following President José Mário Vaz’s dismissal of the government of Prime Minister...
          

Bougainville, ¿el miembro número 194 de Naciones Unidas?

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Hoy, sábado 23 de noviembre, ha dado comienzo el esperado Referéndum de Independencia de Bouganville, a través del cual la actual región autónoma de Papúa-Nueva Guinea podría alcanzar su independencia. La pregunta que los bouganvillanos deben responder es: “Usted desea…
          

GHD helps students to embrace Indo-Pacific opportunities

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Global professional services company GHD has highlighted the importance of building cultural and professional experiences in the Indo-Pacific region at the New Colombo Plan awards presentation in Canberra on 25 November.

The New Colombo Plan enables more than 120 Australian university students to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region each year with the aim of deepening Australia’s relationships in the region.

In the 2020 intake announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne, GHD is proudly sponsoring two scholars and Fellows of the program – Shannon Shulz and Kit Muirhead, both from University of Melbourne. Shannon will spend time in GHD’s Fiji office next year while Kit will join GHD in Papua New Guinea. On their return to Australia these two scholars will be offered similar internships in one of GHD’s Australian offices.

“We share the government’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific Region and we understand that personal ties, experiences and respectful partnerships create the strongest connections,” says Ben White, GHD’s Operations Manager for the Pacific. 

“Across GHD’s regional offices – Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Guam, Saipan and China – and long-term project sites in Timor Leste and the Cook Islands, it is the partnership between our local employees and those based in Australia, New Zealand and the United States that makes us a strong part of the regional community,” said Ben.

May Ngui, GHD’s Canberra Regional General Manager, says “We, like all the program’s business partners, are proud to be directly partnering with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver the New Colombo Plan. These scholarships are building future leaders who will contribute to the Indo-Pacific region in which we have a footprint across a range of sectors and organisations. Together with these emerging leaders, we can create lasting community benefits.”

To date, GHD has hosted a total of six New Colombo interns in its Fiji and Philippines offices, with Evie Packett and Joel Kennaway from the 2019 scholar group currently doing internships at GHD offices in Fiji and the Philippines respectively.

 


          

Powdered Pap Made From Guinea Corn,millet And Maize For #Sale - #Business - Nairaland

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Wholesalers and retailers are urgently needed to buy/market Mimi's powdered pap to shops,supermarkets in Nigeria and possibly in Ghana,Uk,Canada,and the USA. Incentives and Benefits are also available ...
          

GUINEA B. 1983 - Poštanske marke - 01327

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Malaria vector composition and insecticide susceptibility status in Guinea Conakry, West Africa

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UNDP: * AstDevCoorOffi-ProgComms&Adv in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Closing date: 2019-03-31
          

Technical Specialist ? Political Participation, Women Make the Change

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UNDP: Technical Specialist ? Political Participation, Women Make the Change in Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Closing date: 2019-12-01
          

Human Resources Analyst

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Consultant International spécialisé en analyse statistique et en renforcement de capacités

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UNDP: Consultant International spécialisé en analyse statistique et en renforcement de capacités in Conakry, GUINEA. Closing date: 2019-12-02
          

Consultant International spécialisé en renforcement du SIMT et renforcement de capacités des producteurs et utilisateurs de données emploi et travail

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GUINEA : Simandou: Frank Maas to find neutral ground in BSGR vs. Vale match

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GUINEA : How Sycamore landed the Kiniero gold contract

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Parliament and government debate small-scale mining

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HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN Extends One Week through December 29

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Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy), directed by Obie Award winner John Ortiz, and co-produced with LAByrinth Theater Company. The production, which opens on Monday, December 9th will now play through Sunday, December 29th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven features Victor Almanzar (Between Riverside and Crazy), David Anzuelo (Se Llama Cristina), Elizabeth Canavan (Between Riverside and Crazy), Lucille Lortel Award winner Sean Carvajal (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, King Lear), Patrice Johnson Chevannes (The Homecoming Queen), Molly Collier (Salutations! I'm Creative Dave), Liza Colón-Zayas (Mary Jane, Between Riverside and Crazy), Esteban Andres Cruz (Off-Broadway Debut), Greg Keller (Do You Feel Anger?), Wilemina Olivia-Garcia (Dutch Heart Of Man), Kristina Poe (The Idea of Me), Neil Tyrone Pritchard (The Stowaway), Elizabeth Rodriguez ("Orange is the New Black," The Motherf#cker with the Hat), Andrea Syglowski (queens), Benja Kay Thomas (Barbecue), viviana valeria (Off-Broadway Debut), Pernell Walker (Seed), and Kara Young (The New Englanders).

Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis takes his style to another level in this world premiere play about the harrowing, humorous, and heartbreaking inner workings of a women's halfway house in New York City, helmed by John Ortiz (LAByrinth Artistic Director) in his Off-Broadway directing debut. Atlantic is thrilled to partner with LAByrinth Theater Company to present Guirgis' first new play since Atlantic Theater Company's 2014 award-winning production of Between Riverside and Crazy.

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven features scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Alexis Forte, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, sound design and original compositions by Elisheba Ittoop, and casting by Telsey + Company.

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven is made possible with leadership support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

LAByrinth Theater Company and this production are supported in part by Cherry Lane Theatre, Angelina Fiordellisi, Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero.

LAByrinth Theater Company (co-producer), originally founded in 1992 by a small group of actors as The Latino Actors Base, was created to deliberately interrupt the racial status quo by giving voice to artists of color and reflecting a world where color is the norm and not the exception. Over twenty-seven years, that small group of actors has grown to a company of more than one hundred multicultural artists. LAByrinth is a diverse, tightly knit ensemble-driven company comprised of actors, designers, directors, musicians, and writers committed to developing and producing incendiary new works for the stage, giving voice to new perspectives that are powerful and groundbreaking. From LAB's first two productions in the early 90's, David Deblinger's one man show, Nobody's Home, and Lilian Slugocki's family drama RoughHouse at INTAR, to multiple Stephen Adly Guirgis world premieres including In Arabia, We'd All be Kings (1999), Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (2000), and Our Lady of 121st Street (2002), all three directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at Center Stage NY, to Brett C. Leonard's Guinea Pig Solo (2004) and Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating (2007) at The Public Theater, to Melissa Ross's Thinner Than Water (2011) at the Bank St Theater, to Maggie Bofill's Devil of Choice (2018) at the Cherry Lane Theatre, LAByrinth Theater Company has produced over fifty world premieres, developed over 250 new plays, and has changed the face of America's theatrical landscape.

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, School Executive Director). At Atlantic, our aim is singular-to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence. Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse Off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage 2 black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives. We have produced more than 200 plays and musicals including Derren Brown: Secret (now on Broadway) and Martin McDonagh's Hangmen (beginning Broadway performances February 28, 2020); Tony Award-winning productions of The Band's Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), now playing on tour; Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik); and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics' Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); Obie Award winner for Best New American Play Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph); and Obie Award Special Citation recipient Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau). For more information, visit atlantictheater.org.

Schedule:

Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

Sunday evening performances at 7:30pm on 12/1, 12/15, 12/30

Monday evening performance at 7:00pm on 12/23

Wednesday afternoon performance at 2:00pm on 12/18

No performance on Thursday, 11/28, Tuesday, 12/24, and Wednesday, 12/25


Tickets:

Regular tickets begin at $70. Order online at atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues).


          

EFCC to assist Guinea establish anti-graft agency

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How much money makes Kevin Byrne? Net worth

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Kevin Byrne Net Worth Kevin Byrne made money by Celebrities niche. For all time, at the moment, 2019 year, Kevin Byrne earned $3 Million. Exact sum is $3000000. Youtube Short biography, height, weight, dates: Birth date: 1949, Lae, Papua New Guinea Profession: Special EffectsMovies: Hotel Hell Vacation Pictures Summary Wikipedia Source: Kevin Byrne
          

Mary Miller

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November 5, 2019


We cycle past the cafe Mary Miller on our way home from work most days. We know the spot well from its previous incarnation as Julio, and even spent the 2007 federal election night there. As Mary Miller it has received plenty of sponsored blog attention (see links at end of post), which I didn't really bother with... until Cruella deVegan posted about its vegan options, including a kaleidoscopic bibimbap


I stopped in for a quiet solo lunch on a public holiday. The menu had a lot to linger over: that bibimbap, a vegan chicken burger, French toast and pancakes, fritters, eggs, and veges. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and adaptable dishes are abundant and clearly marked. The vegan B.L.A.T. ($16) had the right balance of mock meat and fresh greens for me: the Turkish bread was unusually fluffy and light, and it was generously layered with vegan bacon, vegan feta, spinach, avocado, tomato and mayonnaise.

The menu covers so many of my meal moods, from fruit-and-yoghurt to rice-based bowls and burgers, that I'm seeking any excuse I can to go back for more. 
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I've gotta thank Cruella deVegan for getting me through the Mary Miller door!

Otherwise in blog-land, Mary Miller seems to have given out a zillion freebies, most of them declared, with predictably positive reviews: A Chronicle of GastronomyThe Penguin EatsLips Temptationsfo0die (twice), Love at First BitethelittlehungrylifeSuzie Scribbles2WO FAT GIRLSWHATEPIEATS and Gastrology.
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Mary Miller
171 Miller St, Fitzroy North
9489 6740
meals, kids' menu & drinks
https://www.marymiller.com.au/

Accessibility: There's a step up on entry (see top pic). The indoor furniture consists of reasonably spaced low tables and chairs with backs. I ordered at the table and paid at a low counter. I didn't visit the toilets.

          

Reader Squees: Whatcha Got?

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Ashleyarmstrong says: "My guinea pig Coco eating."

Mind sharing, Coco?

Do you have a squee pet that you want to share with the world? Send us your pet pictures and stories, and they could end up on Daily Squee!

      



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