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The Pacific Community launches new information tools on sustainable fishing practices

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The Pacific Community launches new information tools on sustainable fishing practices camillem Thu, 11/28/2019 - 21:23

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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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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On 11/28/2019 3:51:22 AM, an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea potentially affecting 150000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:35km.
          

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...
          

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

 


          

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.

Related: Future of Great Britain Lions in grave doubt after disastrous tour | Aaron Bower

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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.”

Related: Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

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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 [...]
          

Dec 26, Papua New Guinea: Boxing Day

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The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

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

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New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

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

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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.”

          

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.
          

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

 


          

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
          

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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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.

 


          

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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UNDP: Human Resources Analyst in Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Closing date: 2019-12-01
          

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


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