UN Peacebuilding Commission to begin assisting GuineaBissau

12 December 2007Guinea-Bissau will become the third country on the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), the United Nations advisory body set up to help countries emerging from conflict avoid sliding back into war or chaos, after the Security Council backed a request from the Government of the West African country. Guinea-Bissau is expected to formally join Sierra Leone and Burundi on the Commission’s country-specific workload once the PBC holds consultations next Monday on the Security Council’s referral of the situation.The referral comes as the Council heard briefings today from Shola Omoregie, the head of the UN Peacebuilding Support in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), and from Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Mr. Costa highlighted the threat that cocaine trafficking is posing to the country and its neighbours in the region, and urged the international community to make sure that Guinea-Bissau receives enough short-term assistance so that it does not collapse.Since 2005, some 33 tons of cocaine have been seized across West Africa, but Mr. Costa said this may be “only the tip of an iceberg,” adding that in Guinea-Bissau the value of the drug trade is greater than the entire national income.“Drug money is perverting the economy and rotting society,” he told Council members. “Using threats and bribes, drug traffickers are infiltrating State structures and operating with impunity.”UNODC said the country’s authorities, particularly its police and justice system, are overwhelmed by the problem and by the alliance between foreign criminal groups and powerful local figures.Later, in a statement to the press, Ambassador Marcello Spatafora of Italy said Council members renewed their concern about the security threat posed by drug trafficking and organized crime in Guinea-Bissau.Mr. Spatafora said the 15-member body supported the extension of the mandate of UNOGBIS and also invited the PBC to provide its initial advice on the situation in the country within 90 days.While it commended the Government’s efforts in pursuing national reconciliation, the press statement stressed the need to hold free and fair legislative elections next year and voiced hope that agreement will be reached soon on a date for the polls. read more

Changes to tax reform proposals aimed at clarifying wealthy are the target

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage from weeks of controversy over proposed tax reforms for private corporations.The prime minister is to announce the reduction today, followed later in the week by some changes to the tax reform proposals in a bid to re-establish the Liberals as the champions of middle-class Canadians.That title has been tarnished in recent weeks as doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop owners, farmers, premiers and even some Liberal backbenchers denounced the reforms, contending they’d hurt the very middle class Trudeau claims to be trying to help.The changes are expected to be largely technical in nature, aimed at more clearly targeting the reforms at wealthy individuals who’ve used incorporation of small businesses to gain what the government maintains is an unfair tax advantage.They’re also expected to address concerns the reforms will disproportionately impact women, inhibit the ability of small business owners to save for a rainy day and make it impossible for farmers, fishers and others to pass their businesses on to their children.The addition of a cut to the small business tax rate appears to be the political equivalent of a spoonful of sugar to make the reform medicine go down.Trudeau campaigned in 2015 on a promise to reduce the small business tax rate to nine per cent from 11 per cent over three years.But in the 2016 budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau froze the rate at 10.5 per cent and cancelled a legislated reduction to nine per cent instituted by the previous Conservative government.Faced with an angry backlash to the tax reform proposals, the Liberal government is now reviving the nine per cent promise. According to Liberal MPs, who were briefed at a closed-door caucus meeting early Monday morning, the reduction will be phased in over two years.The opposition Conservatives attacked Morneau for what they described as the Liberals’ flip-flop.“History of small biz tax cut: Tories passed it. Lib platform promised to keep it. Lib budget cancelled it. Now Libs promise to reinstate it,” Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre wrote on Twitter.Morneau has acknowledged that changes are required to address the concerns his reform proposals have triggered.He’s signalled that he’ll ensure angel investors and venture capitalists, whose financing helps start-up companies get off the ground, won’t face unintended consequences.And he’s signalled that he’ll make changes to avoid subjecting companies to additional, onerous red tape, complicating the intergenerational transfer of small businesses or hurting the ability of women entrepreneurs to save money for maternity leaves.The Liberals’ popularity has taken a hit in some opinion polls amid the backlash to the proposed reforms, first announced in mid-July.The damage control effort began with the briefing for Liberal MPs, some of whom have been among the most critical of the proposals. Backbenchers emerged from the meeting saying they feel satisfied that the government has listened to their concerns, although they were not given details of the changes that are to be unveiled in a series of announcements later in the week.“I feel very, very positive. For the first time in a couple months, I’ve got a bit of a smile on my face,” said Saint John, N.B., MP Wayne Long, who was kicked off two Commons committees for voting against the government earlier this month on a Conservative motion calling for further consultations on the proposed reforms.“There wasn’t a lot of specifics today but I’m very, very confident by certainly the tone and messaging of the minister that a lot of these concerns … will be addressed.”The rollout of the tax reform proposals has been a communications disaster for the government, in part because backbenchers were not consulted before the original announcement, Long suggested.“I’m hoping that we can all learn from this and move forward as a team … When everybody on the team feels they’re part of the team, that’s what makes a winning team and I think we’ve turned a corner on that.”Edmonton MP Randy Boissonnault, who had apologized to small business owners for the implied message that they’re tax cheats, said he’s satisfied there’s been a “change in tone already.”“The finance minister has listened. Caucus has been involved and heard very loudly,” he said, adding that business owners have also been heard.Trudeau is to announce the reduction to the small business tax rate later today at a pizza shop in Markham, Ont., accompanied by Morneau and Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger.On Friday, Morneau acknowledged that the government has to do a better job of reassuring middle-class Canadians that they won’t be hurt by the proposals.“The fact that farmers won’t be impacted, we need to make that clear,” he said.“The fact that, you know, small businesses will be able to continue to invest in their business, which is what we want, and won’t be worried about passing their business to the next generation, we’re going to communicate that clearly.”As originally proposed, the plan would restrict income sprinkling, in which an incorporated business owner can transfer income to a child or spouse who is taxed at a lower rate, regardless of whether they actually do any work for the company.It would also limit the use of private corporations to make passive investments that are unrelated to the company and curb the ability of business owners to convert regular income of a corporation into capital gains, which are taxed at a lower rate.Critics have complained that the reforms would hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they open a business, impeding their ability to save for retirement or maternity leave and to sock away funds for economic downturns. read more

The Archers Paradox with all those cakes and pork pies why dont

first_imgThe Archers “This is a high-risk group, demographically speaking. The Ambridge cohort is significantly older than the UK population as a whole. Research shows age is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes,” said Christine Michael, editor of the Ambridge Observer blog and author of the tongue-in-cheek paper.She has identified several reasons for the characters remaining in good health. One of them is fitness. Women in Ambridge burn up to 800 calories a week through “high-energy” kitchen activities such as kneading bread, and “competitive gardening” is a popular pastime.Villagers are also far from sedentary. “Birthday cards are always delivered by hand. Messages that could be texted or emailed are always relayed face to face. And residents quite often walk long distances just to ask when a relative will be home for tea or if they would like a coffee,” Michael said. A hearty afternoon tea is part and parcel of life in The Archers. But an academic conference is to address a mystery: if residents of Ambridge regularly tuck in to cakes, biscuits, cheese and pork pies, how come none of them suffer from obesity or type 2 diabetes?Characters from the Radio 4 soap are in “robust metabolic health” despite a diet laden with fat, sugar and salt, the symposium will hear, in a talk entitled: “The Ambridge Paradox: inverse correlations between cake consumption and incidence of metabolic disorders in a defined rural population.”It is based on the French Paradox, a term used in the 1980s by researchers investigating why French people had a low incidence of heart disease despite a diet rich in saturated fat. Cast members of The Archers record a kitchen sceneCredit:Andrew Crowley Show more A number of academics will speak at the two-day conference, which begins in Lincoln today.Dr Grant Bage and Jane Turner, education specialists at the University of Hertfordshire, will ask why primary school life is never mentioned in Ambridge. “School is so important to young families yet we never hear of anyone going to a sports day or a parents’ evening, dealing with homework or children’s friendships. Nobody is a school governor,” they said.”School sometimes comes in when a child reaches 11 – should they go the cathedral school or the comprehensive? But the topic is just brought in as a way to talk about class.”We don’t want to get too serious about it. But the programme is supposed to have a veracity and the lack of conversations about school struck us as unrealistic.” 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.last_img read more

Ryanair passenger filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by police

Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by police Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by policeCredit:David Lawrence/PA The woman who was subject to the abuse said she felt “very low” about the incident.Speaking to ITV News, Mrs Gayle, 77, from east London, said: “I feel very low. He pays his fare, I pay mine. So why did he abuse me for that? Because of the colour of my skin.”If I had done that to him, I’m sure they would have called the police.”Ms Gayle said her experience has discouraged her from flying with the low-cost airline in future. A man who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight has been identified, police have said.Footage posted on social media appeared to show a plane passenger calling Delsie Gayle an “ugly black b—–d” and telling her “don’t speak to me in a foreign language, you stupid, ugly cow”.The incident is believed to have taken place on Ryanair flight FR015 at Barcelona Airport on October 19, before it left for London Stansted.Essex Police said on Tuesday: “We have worked to identify both parties involved in this incident and passed the information to the Spanish authorities who are leading on this investigation.”Our officers will continue to provide assistance where necessary throughout the course of this case.” She continued: “I feel really depressed about it. I go to bed and say: ‘what have I done?'”I haven’t done anything to attack him, it’s because of the colour of my skin I was abused like that.”I decided I would not fly with that airline because they don’t treat you with no respect.”Her daughter, Carol, who was with her mother on the Barcelona flight, criticised Ryanair’s response, and claimed they have not yet received an apology from the airline.She told ITV News: “He should have been moved or taken off the plane and nothing was done.”I know if that was a black person racially abusing an elderly woman the police would have been involved. It would have been a different matter.”Nobody has apologised. We’ve not had nothing. We just want an open apology from Ryanair.”I can’t even watch the video any more, it’s just so upsetting.” 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

Constitutional challenge case set for March 12 at CCJ

The Government’s appeal of the constitutional challenge to the term limits case has been set 10:00hrs on March 12 2018. It will be done via audio-visual recording at the the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).Former Speaker Raphael Trotman and Attorney General Basil Williams were the named respondents in the original constitutional challenge, which was filed by Georgetown resident Cedrick Richardson in the High Court. This court action, among other things, challenged the constitutionally of the National Assembly-sanctioned two-term limits on the Presidency.Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled in February 2017 that the constitutional amendments by Parliament to limit the amount of times a person can serve as President were unconstitutional. During that February decision, then acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, was supported by Justice of Appeal B.S. Roy in upholding then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision that the amendments were unconstitutional.The decision which the Appellate Justice upheld signalled that an amendment to the Constitution on presidential term limits, which was enacted when the National Assembly altered Article 90 via a two-thirds vote in 2000, needs a referendum to make a final decision.This enactment was recommended by an across-the-board Constitutional Reform Committee of 2000/2001. This Committee included both Government and Opposition input, and the reform received bipartisan support.Many observers contend that if the CCJ rules in favour of former CJ Chang’s original ruling, it would allow for former Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo to run on the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C’s) ticket at presidential candidate for the 2020 elections. Despite this scenario, the party is seemingly undecided on who will be their presidential candidate for next electionsJagdeo, who now serves as Opposition Leader, had in fact told the press that he is more interested in building his party’s base than being bothered by an ongoing court matter. Jagdeo declared: “When the right time comes, we will decide on a presidential candidate.”His comments followed speculation over his future, he having formerly served as President from 1999 to 2011, and having re-entered the field of active politics.Jagdeo has stressed that he is mostly concerned about ensuring that his party is victorious at the nation’s next polls. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt institutes measure to appeal sovereignty of the people case at CCJApril 28, 2017In “latest news”Sovereignty of people case: Jagdeo assuages public concerns, will remain PPP’s GS regardless of outcomeJune 23, 2018In “latest news”Sovereignty of the people appeal case commences at CCJMarch 12, 2018In “Court” read more

Gaz de schiste le LotetGaronne met en place une mission dinformation

first_imgGaz de schiste : le Lot-et-Garonne met en place une mission d’informationHier, se réunissait à Agen une mission d’information et d’évaluation sur l’exploration et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. Créée par le conseil général du Lot-et-Garonne, il s’agit de la première du genre.Créée à la demande de la majorité PS du conseil général du Lot-et-Garonne, la mission d’information et d’évaluation sur l’exploration et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste comprend huit conseillers généraux, de gauche et de l’opposition. Ce sont eux qui devront rendre dans six mois leurs conclusions sur les risques qu’encoure la région Midi-Pyrénées suite aux deux demandes de permis d’exploration que le préfet de région vient de recevoir.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéCette mission a été mise en place spécialement pour répondre à cette question. Les deux demandes formulées concernent Beaumont de Lomagne (Tarn-et-Garonne) et Mirande (Gers), selon le conseil général. Déposée en mars, la demande d’autorisation d’exploration à Beaumont de Lomagne couvre une zone de 10.405 kilomètres carrés. Sont ainsi concernés sept départements au total : le Lot-et-Garonne, le Lot, la Dordogne, le Tarn-et-Garonne, la Haute-Garonne, l’Ariège et le Gers. Il s’agit du plus grand permis jamais demandé en France. Quant à la demande concernant Mirande, faite en mars 2011, elle chevauche celle de Beaumont de Lomagne, dans la partie gersoise.”Nous sommes inquiets, c’est pourquoi nous avons créé cette mission”, explique le président du conseil général, Georges Denys. “Nous allons rencontrer des techniciens, des chercheurs, des associations et des industriels [ … ] afin de connaître les risques encourus”, a-t-il ajouté. “Les techniques pour extraire et exploiter ce gaz nous préoccupent : la moitié du département est concernée par la demande de permis”, a précisé Raymond Girardi membre de cette mission d’information et vice-président du conseil général. Par ailleurs, la loi qui a été adoptée en juillet interdit la technique de la fracturation hydraulique concernant l’exploration, l’extraction et l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. En effet cette technologie est accusée par les défenseurs de l’environnement de polluer les nappes phréatiques et l’air. Déjà, en octobre et en vertu de cette loi, le gouvernement avait annulé trois permis de recherche de gaz de schiste accordés à Total et à l’américain Schuepbach dans le Midi. Le 22 mars 2012 à 20:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Startup Weekend event canceled

first_imgClark County’s up-and-coming startup culture has a slight glitch.Organizer Dave Barcos canceled this weekend’s Startup Weekend, the three-day crash course for entrepreneurs, citing low registrations and conflicting schedules for volunteers.Barcos blamed the tepid registration on the flukes of snow and ice and Super Bowl weekend.“I talked with a few people that were going to register and wouldn’t because of (Super Bowl),” he said. He added that the snow didn’t help.“It just kind of spun people. It was interesting trying to do business in general, with everybody impacted by it. I think we lost a lot of momentum in general,” he said.Barcos, a regular among Vancouver’s burgeoning tech scene, hopes to reorganize and launch the event in May or June.Entrepreneurial events such as Startup Weekend have broken out in such large, tech-driven cities as San Francisco and Austin, Texas. They aim to teach would-be entrepreneurs how to take a product from concept to market, and introduce them to mentors and potential investors.The local edition, in its second year, was scheduled for this weekend back in October, Barcos said. The 54-hour event would have preceded Portland Startup Week, scheduled for Monday through Feb. 10. Clark College was slated to host, with sponsors such as Workforce Southwest Washington and iQ Credit Union. Cost was $100 per person.Barcos added that a low turnout would have been a bad deal for sponsors and local vendors who planned to make the food.“Everybody waits until the last minute for events like this,” he said. “We weren’t going to hit that goal in time to give our vendors enough time (to prepare).”Last year’s event had around 25 people, a turnout he hoped to double this year.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 12 and 18 May are:Employee Benefits Professional of the Year shortlist unveiledRolls Royce Group named UK’s most attractive large employerChiswick Park launches lunch hour summer events programmeTesco staff in Ireland to strike over pay disputeBNP Paribas and Nottingham City Council make benefits team shortlistJP Morgan and Sky make the most engaging benefits proposition shortlist38% feel work has a negative impact on their mental health21% let Friday 13th superstitions affect their working day58% are not confident their benefits package retains and attracts talentMoney.co.uk introduces new volunteering and health benefitslast_img read more

Sensex tumbles 346 points as crude prices rupee concerns weigh

first_imgA broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India.Reuters fileThe equity benchmark Sensex on Monday dived about 346 points owing to an intense fag-end selling mainly in auto and energy stocks as fresh worries about weakening rupee and rising crude oil prices resurfaced.Similarly, the NSE Nifty fell by 103 points to 10,482.20 points. The benchmark Brent crude snapped its four-day losing streak and rose 2.09 per cent to 71.62 per barrel after Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, said on Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices.Further impacting domestic market sentiments, the Indian rupee again breached the 73-mark, dropping 57 paise (intra-day) to 73.07 against the dollar.Besides, a caution prevailed among investors ahead of key macro data — the index of industrial production (IIP) for September and CPI inflation for October — to be released later in the day. Mixed leads from most other Asian markets and a lower opening of European shares too fuelled the downtrend.”Markets failed to hold the early gains and lost nearly a per cent, pressurised by weak global cues. Participants were in profit-taking mood from the beginning and mostly sectoral indices traded in tandem with the benchmark index. The decline was widespread and broader market indices too ended with a loss of nearly a per cent each,” an analyst said.The 30-share Sensex opened on a strong footing at 35,287.49 and advanced to scale a high of 35,333.22 in line with a firming trend at other Asian markets and fresh inflows of funds by foreign investors. A man looks at a screen across the road on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.Reuters fileHowever, profit-booking by investors at better prices wiped out initial gains and the Sensex slipped to a low of 34,756.80 before settling 345.56 points, or 0.98 per cent, down at 34,812.99. During the volatile session, it swung over 576 points on alternate bouts of hectic buying and selling.The gauge had lost 79.13 points on Friday. The broader NSE Nifty slipped below the 10,500-mark by falling 103 points, or 0.97 per cent, at 10,482.20. It touched a high of 10,645.50 and a low of 10,464.05 during the day.Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign funds bought shares worth a net Rs 614.14 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares to the tune of Rs 337.28 crore on Friday, provisional data showed. Selling was more pronounced in auto, oil and gas, PSU and banking stocks which dragged the indices into the negative zone.Among Sensex constituents, Tata Motors was the worst hit, plunging 4.84 per cent, followed by Hero MotoCorp at 3.82 per cent. Other laggards include PowerGrid 2.87 per cent, Maruti Suzuki 2.64 per cent, Adani Ports 2.61 per cent, Vedanta Ltd 2.59 per cent, Yes Bank 2.24 per cent, M&M 2.06 per cent, SBI 1.86 per cent, Bajaj Auto 1.80 per cent, Asian Paint 1.74 per cent, Coal India 1.55 per cent, HDFC Bank 1.35 per cent and RIL 1.34 per cent.Also, ITC Ltd, HDFC Ltd, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, HUL, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Wipro and ONGC succumbed to selling pressure and lost up to 1.23 per cent.In contrast, Tata Steel, Kotak Bank, Infosys, TCS and L&T emerged gainers, rising up to 1.67 per cent. Shares of oil marketing companies and aviation operators came under selling pressure after the international benchmark Brent crude again breached the USD 71-mark.State-run HPCL, IOC and BPCL lost up to 7 per cent. In the aviation space, shares of Jet Airways and Interglobe lost up to 5.43 per cent. Sector-wise, the BSE auto index was the worst performer by slumping 2.31 per cent, followed by oil&gas 1.94 per cent, PSU 1.92 per cent, power 1.86 per cent, realty 1.60 per cent, metal 1.33 per cent, infrastructure 1.03 per cent, bankex 0.84 per cent, FMCG 0.75 per cent, healthcare 0.72 per cent and capital goods 0.43 per cent.However, consumer durables index remained on the top by rising 1.38 per cent and IT by 0.46 per cent. Globally, in the Asian region, Korea’s KOSPI fell 0.27 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei moved up 0.09 per cent.Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.22 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.12 per cent. In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX down 0.78 per cent and Paris CAC 40 fell 0.28 per cent in their early trade.last_img read more

Ershad to join dialogue without any demand

first_imgHM ErshadJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said his party will take part in the scheduled dialogue with the ruling party on 5 November without any specific condition and demand on the agenda.”We’ll just ask them how many seats they’ll give us in the next parliamentary elections and will come out if they fail to satisfy us,” the former president said while addressing a public rally at Guthail High School and College playground in Islampur upazila.They (Jatiya Oikya Front) joined the talks with the ruling party with so many conditions, but the government did not accept those, he said.So, he said, Jatiya Party will not place any condition before them.”Hopefully, we’ll be able to come to power again if they (Awami League) give us the number seats as we expect,” he further said.last_img read more

Blue colour of the soul

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre has organised an exhibition of spiritual paintings titled Planetary Consciousness by Hungarian artist Jeno Balogh that starts on 23 September.  The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof. Om Prakash Sharma, artist, Former Principal of Delhi College of Art, New Delhi.Balogh expressed, ‘My paintings depict a world without people, warning that this is going to happen if we continue this way of exploitation to the Earth. I mostly paint with blue colour that is the colour of Planet Earth and also the colour of soul. However, I also use red that is the colour of Mars, a lifeless planet. For me painting is a token of energy, coming from my soul.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Jeno Balogh has  been painting for over 40 years now. He was the President of the local Art Association for 23 years and organised several charity exhibitions. He had a number of solo and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad like Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi. In Athens, he was awarded with a bronze medal at the Cultural Olympics. He is also a member of the International Artists’ Association and the Association of Greek Artists. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Save our Planet and Planetary Consciousness’ are the mottos that my art work is focused on. We have one planet only where we should live in an environment-conscious way and in peace to protect our Planet Earth. In order to be able to implement this consciousness in our daily life, one should have a mindful soul which, I think, people don’t possess anymore,’ explained Balogh. When: 23 September – 17 October Where: Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, 1-A Japath Timing: 10 am – 4 pm (weekdays only)last_img read more

24 units to come up in Cooch Behar Industrial Growth Centre

first_imgKolkata: With the development of necessary infrastructure in the industrial growth centre in Cooch Behar’s Chakchaka, 24 units producing different types of goods will start functioning within the next few months. It will lead to the generation of around 2,156 jobs.Amit Mitra, the state Commerce and Industry minister, in the Assembly on Tuesday said 24 units will come up in the industrial growth centre on a land of 20.68-acre.He said authorities of the companies, who will set up 21 out of 24 units, have already made the payment that is required to set up the units. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey have also got the plots where the units will come up and it is expected that the units will start functioning in the next eight to ten months.The 21 units will be set up on around a land of 16.51 acre in the industrial growth centre. He further said: “There will be generation of 2,038 jobs in the 21 units.” In the same breath, Mitra said as per the detailed project report, there will be a total investment of Rs 6831.98 lakh. For the 21 out of 24 units, there will be an investment of Rs 5886 lakh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has also been stated that the authorities of the remaining three units will take the necessary move forward soon to set up their units in the industrial growth centre.It may be mentioned that the industrial park at Chakchaka was set up during the Left Front regime and it was actually developed as a Jute Park. But there was no proper infrastructure. As a result, it failed to attract investment.After the change of guard, the Mamata Banerjee government took initiative and given a major facelift to the Jute Park and developed it as an industrial growth centre where units for production of different products can be set up instead of only jute factories.Mitra said: “Our government has developed infrastructure including 1.85 km long road, 56 street lights, laying of pipeline for a stretch of 1.2 km, overhead water reservoir for supply of safe drinking water, surface drainage system, power sub-station and administrative office in the industrial growth centre and it played a key role in attracting more investment.”last_img read more

1 more killed in Burundi before regional meeting on violence

first_imgIn the Musaga area south of the capital, police fired into the crowd with live bullets, injuring four people, said protester Jean Vyukuri. In Ngagara in the capital, protesters burned two vehicles including a bus and a state-owned car.The latest violence comes on the eve of an East African Community summit in Tanzania to discuss Burundi’s violence.The top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has travelled to Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, to contribute to the emergency meeting, according to a statement from the State Department.Thomas-Greenfield will express U.S. concern about the situation in Burundi as well as U.S. support for the Arusha Agreement and political dialogue among all parties to ensure peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Burundi, the statement said.Many see Nkurunziza’s decision to run again as a violation of the Arusha Agreements that ended Burundi’s civil war in which more than 250,000 people were killed.Nkurunziza’s government on Saturday forbid any further protests and ordered all state officials report back to work and all schools to reopen on Monday. But the street demonstrations have continued. Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The protests started on April 25 after the ruling party nominated Nkurunziza to run for re-election in elections set for June.More than 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring countries fearing violence ahead of the elections, according to the U.N. refugee agency.The U.S. and the African Union have said Nkurunziza should not seek a third term.Burundi’s Constitution states a president can be popularly elected to two five-year terms. Nkurunziza maintains he can run for a third term because parliament elected him for his first term, leaving him open to be popularly elected to two terms.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — One more demonstrator was killed in Burundi bringing the death toll to 15 in continuing protests in the capital over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office, an official said Tuesday.A policewoman was among those injured in the violence said government administrator Pauline Ruratotoye. More than 220 have been injured in the protests, which are now in their third week. Top Stories Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober A bus burns after being set on fire by demonstrators in the Ngagara district of Bujumbura, Burundi Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A crowd who were marching to the funeral of a woman who died in recent protests were blocked from doing so by police, and the crowd then set fire to a bus and government car and motorcycle. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza) 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

Serene greenery in Galway attracts tourists

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