UN court rules in maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore has won sovereignty over a disputed island and Malaysia has been awarded control over a series of permanently above-water rocks in a ruling issued today by the United Nations principal judicial organ in a maritime dispute between the Asian neighbours.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said it had found by 12 votes to four that Pedra Blanca/Pulau Batu Puteh, a granite island in the Straits of Singapore on which a lighthouse stands, belongs to Singapore and has done so since at least 1980, when the dispute between the two countries crystallized.In the case of Middle Rocks, which consist of a group of rocks that are permanently above water, the ICJ – which sits in The Hague in the Netherlands – ruled 15 to one that it belongs to Malaysia.The court also noted that South Ledge, a nearby low-tide elevation, falls within the apparently overlapping territorial waters generated by Pedra Blanca/Pulau Batu Puteh and by Middle Rocks. Given that the two countries have not asked the court to draw the line of delimitation, the judges said, by 15 to one, that sovereignty belongs to the State in the territorial waters of which it is located.Also known as the World Court, the ICJ hears disputes between States and its decisions are binding and without appeal. 23 May 2008Singapore has won sovereignty over a disputed island and Malaysia has been awarded control over a series of permanently above-water rocks in a ruling issued today by the United Nations principal judicial organ in a maritime dispute between the Asian neighbours. read more

International Criminal Court rules that Congolese rebels trial back on track

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today “>announced its decision to reverse its earlier suspension of the trial of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia.The judges of the Court’s trial chamber – which is based in The Hague – have suggested 26 January next year as a provisional date for the start of the trial.The ICC also said today that Mr. Lubanga, the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in the Ituri region of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will remain in its custody until his trial commences.The accused is charged with a series of war crimes, including conscripting and enlisting child soldiers into the military wing of his group and then using them to participate in hostilities between September 2002 and August 2003.In June, the Court decided to impose a stay of proceedings in the case, noting that there was no prospect that a fair trial of Mr. Lubanga could be held because prosecutors had failed to disclose more than 200 documents to the defence containing evidence that could potentially have exonerated the rebel leader.The trial chamber today said it was reversing its earlier decision because the reasons for the stay have “have fallen away.” A press release issued by the ICC said that the full reasoning will be given in a written decision in due course. 18 November 2008The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced its decision to reverse its earlier suspension of the trial of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia. read more

Cyprus UN official stresses need to maintain momentum in reunification talks

10 June 2010With talks having resumed between the Greek Cypriot leader and the newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure that the negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island continue to progress. “The process needs to maintain momentum. There needs to be continual forward movement in the negotiations,” said Alexander Downer, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Cyprus.The talks that resumed in late May were the first between Derviş Eroğlu – who replaced Mehmet Ali Talat as the Turkish Cypriot leader following elections in the northern part of Cyprus in April – and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias.Following a closed-door meeting with the Security Council, Mr. Downer told reporters in New York that the two leaders need to be enthusiastic about meeting, and having their officials meet from time to time, particularly when issues become difficult. “And when things become difficult, to make sure that they redouble their efforts to find solutions to those difficult problems, not just put them off, not just procrastinate,” he added. He said he believes the leaders are showing “a good deal of enthusiasm” to try to live up to the hope that the two sides expressed at the end of last year – namely that 2010 would be the year of a solution to the Cyprus problem. “Both sides very much hope that will be the case,” said Mr. Downer. “The Turkish Cypriots have been more explicit in expressing the view that they think the negotiations should be complete by the end of 2010. The Greek Cypriots are much less explicit about that, and much less enthusiastic about having a particular date when the talks need to conclude.“Ultimately, this is about issues and policies and finding ways through to an agreement which both sides can live with.”The UN-backed negotiations began in 2008 after Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat committed themselves to working towards “a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolution.”That partnership would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status.The leaders are expected to meet again for talks on 15 June, according to the Special Adviser, who briefed the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP), which was set up in March 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. read more

Grains mostly lower livestock mixed

Wheat for Sept. fell 4.75 cents at 4.69 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 1.75 cents at 3.6075 a bushel, Sept. oats was off 2 cents at $2.7475 a bushel; while Sept. soybeans was off 7.50 cents at $8.58 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Aug. live cattle was unchanged at $1.0020 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle rose 1.30 cents at $1.3577 a pound; while Oct. lean hogs fell 1.77 cents at $.6500 a pound.The Associated Press

Buskers to be paid with contactless cards under worlds first scheme of

Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle  The aim of the project is to increase the amount of money buskers receive, organisers said.Charlotte Campbell, a full-time busker in London, has been trialling the project.She said: “I believe if street performers like myself don’t adapt to the cashless society we are edging towards, we’re at risk of becoming a dying art.”I’ve only trialled Repeat Payments for two weeks and it’s has already had a significant impact on the contributions I’ve received. More people than ever tap-to-donate whilst I sing, and often, when one person does, another follows.”iZettle and Busk in London have already started rolling the feature out to performers in London’s 32 boroughs, with more planned in the coming months.iZettle also aims to make the feature available to more charity organisations, NGOs and small businesses, it said.To celebrate the launch, former busker-turned-singer-songwriter Passenger is performing at Bankside, opposite Tate Modern at 12.45pm on Sunday. Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle Credit:iZettle/PA Buskers who entertain the public will be paid by contactless card in the first scheme of its kind in the world.Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle to hand performers readers that allow them to set a fixed amount of money to donate and accept contactless payments from passers-by.The project will allow street musicians across London to accept payments via cash, contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.Launching the scheme, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said: “London is a powerhouse of music, having produced artists from Adele to Stormzy, and The xx to Dua Lipa. For London to maintain its status as a global capital of music, it’s vitally important that we support the stars of tomorrow.”Busking helps emerging artists to hone their talent and gives them the chance to perform in front of huge numbers of people. I’m delighted that iZettle has chosen London to launch this innovative scheme – allowing artists to accept donations by card payment, as well as cash.”Now, more Londoners will be able to show their support to the capital’s brilliant, talented street performers.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

My year in 25 dates From sex addicts and stuntmen to the

‘There is, actually. I have a girlfriend. Well, a sort-of girlfriend – we haven’t had the talk yet. She’s a lesbian, although I think she prefers “queer”. I guess you could call me “bi”, but I hate labels; I just like who I like. Millennial of me, I know… Anyway, we’re seeing each other, but now she’s trying for a baby with her best friend – a gay man – and I get it because she’s 38 and her eggs won’t last for ever. Plus… We are in my grandmother’s best room. Songs of Praise plays on the television. ‘So, is there anyone… special, on the cards?’ She pours proper tea from a pot and pats an embroidered cushion on the sofa for me to sit down.  The cushion says, ‘In Christ alone my hope is found’.

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in

first_img 105 Comments As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland. By Stephen McDermott Image: Shutterstock/AB Visual Arts Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/AB Visual Arts Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 7:18 AMcenter_img Feb 19th 2019, 7:18 AM 42,309 Views https://jrnl.ie/4500824 Share5071 Tweet Email3 Short URL THE MAJORITY OF Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime, a new poll has shown.Last night’s poll for Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ 1, which was carried out by Amárach Research, revealed that 63% of people want to see a united Ireland before they die.Just 18% of people said they would not like to see Irish unity happen, while 19% said they didn’t know.There has been increasing speculation that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 29 March could lead to the unification of the Republic and Northern Ireland.However, most people who responded to the poll did not think that Brexit would cause a united Ireland.48% of people felt that Brexit would not unite the 32 counties, with only 31% of respondents saying a united Ireland would happen because of Britain’s departure from the EU.Meanwhile, the public was split down the middle when asked if there would be a hard border in the island of Ireland after Brexit.If the United Kingdom crashes out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, it will revert to World Trade Organisation rules on trade.That means customs checks will have to take place on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, creating a hard border between the two countries.Responding to the poll, 37% people felt there would be a hard border, while 37% also felt there would not be, with 26% of people saying they didn’t know.The poll questions were carried out by Amarách Research for Claire Byrne Live yesterday, 18 February, and were put to a panel of over 1,000 Irish adults.last_img read more

Samsung veut faire interdire la vente de liPhone 5

first_imgSamsung veut faire interdire la vente de l’iPhone 5Le contentieux entre Samsung et Apple est loin d’être réglé. Mardi, le quotidien économique sud-coréen Maeil a révélé que Samsung comptait poursuivre la firme à la pomme pour obtenir l’interdiction de vente de l’iPhone 5.Alors que l’iPhone 5, pourtant très attendu, n’est toujours pas arrivé en boutique, la sortie du nouveau smartphone d’Apple pourrait être fortement compromise. Et pour cause, mardi, le quotidien économique Maeil a dévoilé une information de taille : Samsung souhaiterait faire interdire la vente de l’iPhone 5. Une révélation qui annonce une nouvelle étape dans la guerre judiciaire que se livrent les deux géants depuis plusieurs mois. À lire aussiSamsung Gear S : prix et caractéristiques, la nouvelle montre connectée de Samsung sort en FranceEn effet, les deux fabricants s’accusent mutuellement et de manière internationale de contrefaçon de technologie et de design. Plusieurs actions en justice ont ainsi été démarrées aux Etats-Unis, en Europe, en Australie et en Corée du Sud au sujet de la Galaxy Tab de Samsung, de l’iPad d’Apple mais aussi de leurs smartphones.  Aujourd’hui, c’est donc au tour de la firme coréenne de lancer une nouvelle procédure mais on ignore encore dans quel pays, en Corée ou à l’étranger, Samsung compte poursuivre Apple. D’après le quotidien Maeil, l’information provient d’un responsable de l’industriel sud-coréen qui a requis l’anonymat mais, contacté par l’AFP, Samsung s’est refusé à tout commentaire sur cette éventualité. Il ne reste donc plus qu’à attendre alors que les rumeurs confirment de plus en plus une sortie de l’iPhone 5 pour le 15 octobre. Le 20 septembre 2011 à 11:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 11 Man Chokes Driver Bat Captured In House

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, July 11, 2018:A caller reported he is in on Burlington Avenue waiting to turn left onto Main Street and the traffic light hasn’t turned green in 20 minutes. Police responded and observed several light cycles. Lights are cycling properly. (12:46am)Animal Control Officer assisted with removing bat from Woburn Street home. (12:59pm)Police responded to a panic alarm at Winchester Family Medical Center on Salem Street. Receptionist said a female was yelling in the waiting area, causing a disturbance. (1:46pm)Fire Department responded to small brush fire at Exotic Nails on Lowell Street. (3:33pm)A caller reported three vehicles pulled off of Route 129 onto Grace Drive and began fighting. One of the males choked another. One suspect got into a Lords Court Crew white truck. All three vehicles left the area. One of the vehicles returned while police was on scene. Driver said he was attempting to stop the other two vehicles from speeding down the street and was unaware of a physical altercation. Police notified Billerica Police to be on look out for Lords Court Crew white truck. Police visited suspect’s house in Billerica, but he was not home. (5:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Narendra Modi pips Ramdev to become top fitness influencer

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the top-most health influencer in the country — the Narendra Modi pips Ramdev to become top fitness influence second time in a row — followed by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Indias leading preventive healthcare ecosystem GOQii announced on Tuesday. The new entrants in this year’s coveted list of India’s “Top 30 Health influencers for 2019” include MS Dhoni, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Priyanka Chopra who made it to the top 10. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Others in the top 10 list are Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and actor Deepika Padukone. “This report is an effort to identify the most influential healthcare personalities in our country who have the power to make India healthy; a goal for us at GOQii as well as the government of India,” Vishal Gondal, CEO and founder GOQii, said in a statement. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “Modi was instrumental in instituting the International Day of Yoga 2015, which is now observed globally. He is not only keen on improving India but keen on improving the health and fitness of Indians as well. Despite all the tasks at hand, the 68-year-old still manages to stay fit,” said the report. Akshay is undoubtedly India’s fittest celebrity who is trained in martial arts and has a black belt in taekwondo. Advertise With Us “Even with his hectic life, he manages to maintain his workout regime, occasionally adding new exercises to avoid boredom. He believes that one should devote their body to exercise for one hour in order to be fit,” the report mentioned. A popular household name, yoga for Ramdev is an integral part of life. “His claim to fame is his company, Patanjali Ayurved, that believes in yoga and ayurveda as a way of improving life. His brand is now a popular name in India and is giving MNC FMCG companies a run for their money. As of May 19, his company is the third largest FMCG company in India,” the report noted. The top 30 health influencers were selected from a list of 100. The scoring system was created based on the following categories — followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube; number of Google news mentions and an estimate of how much each person’s career focuses on fitness and health. The data was collected the January-March period.last_img read more

Bollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja passes away celebs tweet condolences

first_imgRoshan Taneja passes away.TwitterBollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja passed away on May 10 due to prolonged illness. He was 87. Taneja taught at the Film and Television Institure of India (FTII) in Pune, and later had an acting school in Mumbai that trained countless actors from the new and older generation. “My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 pm in his sleep at home after prolonged illness,” the acting guru’s son Rohit Taneja told IANS. Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika and sons Rohit and Rahul. May his soul rest in peace.Seasoned actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, among others, have all trained under him. Shabana Azmi was among the first to tweet last night about Taneja’s demise, saying that he was the only person whose feet she touched. Celebs and other people on Twitter posted condolences after the industry veteran’s death. Here are some of the early tweets.Shabana Azmi: Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir.Rakesh Bedi: A very sad day for me. My guru Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. Rest in peace.Vindu Dara Singh: Our Guru Roshan Taneja passed away. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. He was an excellent teacher who taught for the love of acting and made us all feel like family #RipRoshanTaneja ji.Devansh Upadhyay‏: Roshan Taneja trained many celebrated actors. An Era came to an end with his passing away. Heartfelt Condolences to his family and his countless admirers and students. May the soul departed it’s heavenly abode Rest in Eternal Peace! #RoshanTaneja.Atanu Ghosh: #RoshanTaneja passed away last night. With him ended an illustrious era spanning more than five decades-the greatest teacher of method acting we ever had- the revered guru to no less than four generations of brilliant actors. Rest in peace Sir.Bihari: This is indeed very sad..his school was vouched as the temple for all budding actors in bombay.. #RIProshantaneja.The cremation will be held at 4.30 pm on Saturday, AMy 11, at the electric crematorium in Santacruz west, Mumbai.Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by https://t.co/TDtYgGxmLh deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) 11 May 2019last_img read more

Baltimore Mayor Wont Seek ReElection

first_imgBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Sept. 11 announced she would not be seeking re-election. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces that she will not seek re-election next year, during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Baltimore. Rawlings-Blake said she believes she could have won re-election, pointing to her work on the city’s budget and pension system. However, she said, not seeking re-election was the best decision for the city and for her family. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITThe move comes after Rawlings-Blake suffered waves of criticism for her handling of the aftermath of the Freddie Gray case earlier this year. In April, Gray died in police custody, prompting rioting, protests and violence. Baltimore’s homicide rate has also risen drastically this year. In 2014 there were a total of  211 murders. As of Sept. 11 there were 229.Rawlings-Blake, who began fundraising for re-election earlier this year, said at a news conference that she will instead focus on making sure the city is prepared for the outcome of the upcoming trials of the six officers in the Freddie Gray case. Earlier this week the city settled with family of Freddie Gray for $6.4 million.In addition, Judge Barry Williams, who will preside over the trials, ruled that the proceedings would stay in Baltimore and not be moved to another location. He also ruled that the six officers would be tried separately instead of together.The race for mayor, which will be essentially be decided by the Democratic primary in April, has gotten crowded in recent weeks. Candidates so far include former mayor Sheila Dixon, state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, City Councilman Carl Stokes, engineer and Baltimore resident Calvin Allen Young, as well as several others. In addition, Wes Moore, author of the New York Times bestseller The Other Wes Moore, is rumored to be considering entering the race.Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces that she will not seek re-election next year, during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Baltimore. Rawlings-Blake said she believes she could have won re-election, pointing to her work on the city’s budget and pension system. However, she said, not seeking re-election was the best decision for the city and for her family. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAt the news conference Rawlings-Blake said, “It was a very difficult decision, but I knew that I needed to spend time – the remaining 15 months of my term – focused on the city’s future and not my own.“It’s not that I didn’t think I could win,” she added. “I had to ask myself the question at what cost. I believe that I could have won because there’s no other candidate who could demonstrate what I have done or what more they could do to make the city better.“I have a track record of making the right decisions for our city’s future. That track record includes not always making what many would think is the political decision or the popular decision but is the right decision. I’ve always done what I knew would move the city forward and my record reflects that.” Rawlings-Blake became mayor after Sheila Dixon stepped down following her conviction on a misdemeanor fraud charge in 2010. Rawlings-Blake won re-election in 2011. Prior to that she was on the City Council, becoming its president in 2007.In a statement released just before Rawlings-Blake took the podium Dixon said, “I commend Mayor Rawlings-Blake for her 20 years of service to the City of Baltimore. She and her family have made many sacrifices and I think she has earned the right to pursue other goals. I pray for the Rawlings-Blake family and for the people of Baltimore.”Current Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young also offered his best wishes to his former colleague and outgoing mayor.“I was made aware today through news reports that the mayor has decided to leave public office at the conclusion of her current term,” he said. “I’m sure her decision was reached after careful consideration. I respect her desire to spend the final 15-months of her term focusing on Baltimore’s recovery. I would like to thank the mayor for her decades of tireless service on behalf of the citizens of Baltimore.”last_img read more

VIDEO Oregons Dillon Brooks should have received a yellow card for his

first_img Advertisement Dillon Brooks is best known for leading Oregon past Duke into the Elite 8 of last year’s NCAA Tournament. He was controversially scolded by a salty Coach K for taking a late 3 with the game out of reach.Last night, Brooks scored 19 points in Oregon’s Pac-12 road win at Utah, but the highlight making the rounds this morning isn’t one of his key buckets, it was a historically awful flop that he tried to pull off that drew a chorus of boos from the Utah fans.Players flop all the time, but this one made Neymar blush. Brooks was lucky he didn’t draw a yellow card.Trying to get back in Coach K’s good graces RT @ArmstrongABC11: DILLON BROOKS FLOP OF THE YEAR pic.twitter.com/iAGTOakkJs— Jason Terrell (@AllStateAllTheT) January 27, 2017last_img

BlackBerry Begins Search for Buyer or Strategic Alliance

first_img 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now August 12, 2013 Does anyone have a solution for BlackBerry? That’s what the Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone maker wants to know. Today, the company announced that its board of directors has formed a special committee to “explore strategic alternatives” as it struggles to regain market share to competitors like Apple and Android. The alternatives could include joint ventures, strategic partnerships, a sale of the company or other possible transactions.Earlier this year, BlackBerry released its long-delayed BB10 operating system, as well as the Z10 and Q10 smartphones. During its first quarter earnings call, BlackBerry said it had only shipped 2.7 million of its new phones. It also reported an $84 million loss on $3.1 billion in revenue.”We continue to see compelling long-term opportunities for BlackBerry 10, we have exceptional technology that customers are embracing, we have a strong balance sheet and we are pleased with the progress that has been made in our transition,” BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins said in the announcement.Related: BlackBerry Wants to Be a Leader in the ‘Internet of Things’But BlackBerry smartphones make up only 2.9 percent of the global smartphone market, down from 4.9 percent during the second quarter last year, says Framingham, Mass.-based research firm IDC. Android, meanwhile, makes up 79.3 percent of the global smartphone market and Apple 13.2 percent.While BlackBerry’s earnings fall and its market share evaporates, the company’s portfolio of patents could be what’s most valuable to a potential buyer as litigation among smartphone makers heats up. Last year, analysts speculated that the company’s patents could be worth as much as $4 billion if a bidding war were to erupt.BlackBerry’s new special committee is led by chairman Timothy Dattels, who joined BlackBerry’s board last summer. Dattels is an investor at private investment firm TPG Capital and a former partner at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Related: BlackBerry’s New OS, Smartphones: What’s in it for Business Users?center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Reminder You can still join the SAPS as vacancies are available

first_imgThe South African Police Service (SAPS) is calling on people from the age of 18 to 30 to join the Service and serve their communities.An official advert has been published and can be found on the SAPS website www.saps.gov.za under the careers section, and in various newspapers nationally, provincially and locally.Young people who possess the required  leadership skills and who regard themselves as honest, focused and driven individuals, and are passionate about policing, are encouraged to apply.Those who have a criminal record or any pending criminal charges, or have previously served in a government department and were dismissed due to misconduct, should not apply.“To ensure that we enlist the ‘best-in-class’, all applicants will be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing, as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment, selection and enlistment process,” say the SAPS.The closing date for applications is June 15, 2018, in KwaZulu-Natal, so apply ASAP!Successful applicants will report for training in January 2019 for a period of 21 months.Remuneration for the Induction Phase and Basic Training Phase will be a stipend of R4500.Do you meet the requirements?Between the age of 18 and 30In possession of a Grade 12 certificateProficient in at least two languages, of which one must be EnglishPrepared to take the oath of officeNO CRIMINAL RECORD/NO PENDING CRIMINAL CASESIf you answered yes to all these requirements, then apply now!“This is a fantastic opportunity for the youth of this country who are promising, disciplined and have the right attitude to become members of the South African Police Service.“The SAPS remains the number one choice of employment.“The SAPS is currently on a nationwide recruitment drive to seek these young people who will one day ensure that the people of South Africa are safe and feel safe. “Good luck to all the applicants; I look forward to meeting some of you during the recruitment drives,” said Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya, Deputy National Commissioner: Human Resources Management in the South African Police Service.Initial story: Want to join the South African Police Service? Vacancies are up for grabs, so apply ASAPAlso read: Crime can strike at any moment, so take heed of these tips to keep you and your family safeThe National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sithole, would like to encourage the youth of South Africa to be part of the SAPS family, as they endeavour to contribute to the grand economic strategy of this country by combating crime.For more information, you are encouraged to seek application forms at your nearest police station or  visit www.saps.gov.zaMedia enquiries: Colonel Athlenda Mathe on 0820408808 or send your enquiries to Mathea@saps.gov.zaSpokesperson for the SAPS Commissioner: Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo on 0825674153Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Up to 150 Off DJI Mavic Pro Drone 99 Off DJI Spark

first_img Share Tweet Submit So you’re looking for a drone and wish to save money at the save time. Today’s deal will get you a discount of up to $150 on a DJI Mavic Pro drone as well as $99 off a DJI Spark Mini drone.Newegg’s Green Monday Deals on Drones Will Land You the Premium Stuff for Less.In the world of drones, DJI sits at the to of the food chain for many different reasons. First and foremost, they look cool, and secondly, they offer killer functionality for the money. But of course, not everyone can afford a high-end drone straight away. It’s a bank busting task.Thankfully, Newegg’s Green Monday sale will lend you a hand by offering discounts on some of the best drones out there, including the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark Mini. There are even offering from Parrot as well. Therefore you can rest assured that you won’t break your bank, and end up with a high quality drone too.DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Drone – Regular price $1,299, Now just $1,149.DJI Mavic Pro Drone – Regular price $999, Now just $899.DJI Spark Mini Drone Fly More Combo in Lava Red, Sky Blue, Alpine White, Meadow Green or Sunrise Yellow – Regular price $699, Now just $599.DJI Spark Mini Drone Starter Bundle with Remote Control – Regular price $648, Now just $499.Hover Camera Passport Foldable Self-Flying Camera Drone – Regular price $499, Get $200 with code HOVERDEC17Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with Skycontroller – Regular price $399, Now just $299.Parrot Mamo FPV Start Pack for Drone Racing – Regular price $179, Now just $149.Parrot Mambo Fly – Regular price $109, Now just $99.last_img read more

Burundi Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections

5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories In a statement Thursday, the EU said it was suspending its election observer mission in Burundi over concerns about restrictions on the independent media, excessive use of force against demonstrators and the intimidation of opposition parties and civic groups.“All parties should engage in good faith in a dialogue to restore the necessary conditions for democratic elections and, primarily, the government of Burundi should reach out to all domestic actors by restoring confidence through concrete measures,” the statement said.Burundi’s government says elections must go ahead because a postponement would create a dangerous political vacuum and possibly even lead to more unrest.Parliamentary elections are set for June 5, and presidential elections for June 26.Critics say the political environment is too unstable to hold elections, with almost daily street demonstrations in the capital, Bujumbura, starting a month ago after the ruling party announced it had nominated Nkurunziza as its candidate. Thursday was mostly calm.In New York on Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council president said “the predominant opinion” of members is that Burundi’s elections should not take place as scheduled. The U.N.-led political dialogue in Burundi resumed Thursday, with all parties represented, the spokesman for the secretary-general, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York. The talks were suspended after the killing of an opposition leader several days ago.The U.N. political chief, Jeffrey Feltman, met with Burundi’s charge d’affaires and stressed that “the risk of escalation of violence remains,” Dujarric said.Burundi’s president has called on “patriotic citizens” to donate for elections amid threats from some Western donors to suspend funding if Nkurunziza seeks a third term, which many consider unconstitutional and a violation of peace accords.Burundi experienced an ethnic-based civil war from 1993 to 2003 in which at least 250,000 people died.___Associated Press writer Rodney Muhumuza in Kampala, Uganda, and Cara Anna at the United Nations, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government’s decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. The European Union also said it was suspending its election observer mission here.The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi said in a statement that it is withdrawing from an earlier agreement with the government that would have seen priests monitoring elections across the country, piling more pressure on an administration that is facing international calls to postpone the elections. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top holiday drink recipes read more

Virgin provides full content to Sabre agents

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Sabre connected-agents will now be able to book Virgin Australia domestic in addition to international through the GDS after the Australian carrier signed a full content distribution agreement with Sabre Travel Network.Effective immediately, the deal allows Sabre-connected agencies and corporations to have access to real-time Virgin and Virgin Australia International content without surcharges.Announced this morning, the agreement will also include fare families and ancillary sales fulfilment with Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD).Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific vice president Hans Belle said signing onto the GDS company will allow Virgin to reach a large number of customers.“Virgin Australia is a terrific partner that truly understands and appreciates the value of the Sabre GDS and we look forward to doing all we can to help the airline flourish,” Mr Belle explained.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter While many forward thin

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterWhile many forward thinkers are already planning their 2019 African adventure, according to Abercrombie & Kent’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director for East & Southern Africa, John Round-Turner, it’s not too late to book travel to Southern Africa in late 2018.“Contrary to popular belief, there is still space in Southern Africa in high-end properties in the last quarter of 2018, particularly in the first two weeks of December,” John Round-Turner said.“If you know who to ask, you can still find quality options in Kruger, Sabi Sands, Botswana and in Cape Town.”Abercrombie & Kent, with offices across the continent and experts on the ground in Southern Africa, has access to the most sought-after luxury city, safari and coastal properties in late 2018.John Round-Turner says agents and travellers shouldn’t be deterred by media coverage of recent water shortages.“It’s rain season now and we’ve seen good rains in Cape Town and the Western Cape in recent weeks, with dams at nearly 50% of capacity already and the expectation they will keep filling over the next two months. In short, there’s no reason not to sell South Africa travel for this year,” he said.A&K has availability on a number of departures on its Southern Africa Safari by River and Rail – for more information, see https://www.abercrombiekent.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more