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first_imgPope Francis praying for the world today in the Apostolic Library at the Vatican in Rome calls on the people of all churches and all denominations to join him at noon Wednesday, March 25 in praying the Lord’s Prayer for those battling the pandemic around the world. Screenshot/LADPlast_img

first_imgThe US investment bank has bought a 999-year leasehold on a development called Riverside South but would not specify the size of the building it will occupy.Infrastructure work at the site has already begun and the bank has planning permission for up to 1.9m square feet, almost 10% of the Docklands financial district.The bank is in talks to finalise the design of the building but would not comment on how those discussions were progressing.The building, which is expected to be be finished in four to five years, is a rare piece of good news for London’s business office sector in a time of financial slowdown and contraction in the banking industry. Financial Times, The Timeslast_img read more

first_imgDrydocks World and Maritime World, the well-established international maritime services provider hosted Ms. Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta, Counselor & Trade Commissioner with the Embassy of Argentina in U.A.E. His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World received the Counselor & Trade Commissioner and provided an overview of the wide-ranging projects and services offered by the company.Ms. Maria expressed keen interest in the operations of the Company and expressed her intention to support the various initiatives. H.E. Buamim, referring to the world-class services being offered at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and the new projects of the company stated, “We are indeed delighted to provide a world-class facility to international investors including those from Argentina to enable them to base their operations from the maritime hub and to build a network throughout Middle East, Africa and the sub-continent. In addition to excellent infrastructure and logistical support, investors can rely on the readily accessible government departments who are willing to offer all assistance for easy set up. A number of international companies are already operating from DMC, which is one of the largest man-made mixed-use cluster facilities in the world.”The Chairman also highlighted the recent initiatives such as the industry’s renowned MARE FORUM Shipping Summit, which will be making its Dubai debut in 2014. He invited a high-level team of delegates from Argentina to take part in the event. HE Buamim also welcomed trade missions from shipping and marine industries and stressed his support for these initiatives that support global industrial interaction and smoother overseas Investments.“Argentina is looking forward to exploring new opportunities and new partnerships with UAE companies in this growing and prominent industry and by doing this it is considering to organize a trade mission visit with businessmen from the shipbuilding industry. We have developed a good cluster industry on tankers of up to 47 thousand tons, bulk vessels of up to 27 thousand tons, fishing vessels, tugs, boats of pilotage, ferries, vessel for passenger transportation, etc and we are ready to explore new markets,” said Ms. Maria De Los Angeles Arrieta.[mappress]Drydocks World, July 2, 2013last_img read more

first_imgA Cardiff-headquartered law firm has been handed a £432,000 grant by the Welsh government.According to the government, the cash will help CJCH Solicitors establish a ‘global anti-piracy HQ’ in Cardiff. The new organisation promises to create ‘71 new high skilled jobs’.The grant was approved under the government’s business finance scheme. The scheme comes under the watch of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates.In a statement, Skates said: ‘IP piracy, which can range from copyright theft or infringement to counterfeit goods, is a growing global issue that can cause untold damage to businesses, to their protected and valued brands and to the economy.‘I am delighted the Welsh government is supporting this investment – we already have the UK Intellectual Property Office headquartered in Newport and this new development can only enhance Wales’ standing as a leading authority in IP as well as a centre of innovation in the business of law and cybersecurity.’CJCH was formed in 2013 with the merger of  Vale of Glamorgan firm Colin Jones Solicitors and Cardiff firm Clarke & Hartland.According to the government, the new business, called CJCH Ltd, will be a separate entity from the main legal practice, ‘with its own distinct identity and website’.Stephen Clarke, senior partner at CJCH, said: ‘The CJCH team are proud to be associated with such a necessary development, and excited to be partnering with the Welsh government.’last_img read more

first_img 823 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Jacques Gaddarkhan and Carleen Roberts of the National Authorizing Office for the European Development Fund signing the contract on FridayThe government of Dominica has signed contract in excess of 6.1 million Euro or 22 million Eastern Caribbean dollars to repair areas affected by disasters. The contract was signed at the conference room of the Ministry of Finance between Jacques Gaddarkhan and the government on Friday 30 January 2015.The contract, signed under the 10th EDF Natural Disasters Remedial and Mitigation Measures Infrastructure Project, is expected to be executed over an 18 month period and will commence in March or April 2015. Public Works Minister Ian Pinard says the money, which was granted by the European Union, is expected to go towards rehabilitation of the Bois Diables and Point Mulatre, areas severely affected during the passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia in 2011. The project will include the construction of retaining walls, slope stabilization, construction of culvert crossing, realignment of short road sections, repair to mid-culvert road crossing at Boetica to include the construction of new inlet and outlet structures, construction of road crossing at Baron among others. Mr Pinard said the main aim of the project is to build resilience and to rehabilitate infrastructure. The benefits of the project will include the safeguard of the investment and lessons of risk to avoid loss of life. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said government has kept its promise to assist residents in the east affected by disasters. “This contract dates back to 2011 when the government initiated discussions with the European Union on efforts to minimize the anxiety and the exposure of residents in the aftermath of tropical storm Ophelia but also in a period of heightened interest by developing states in complexities associated with global warming,” he said. He said Friday’s signing of the contract will not address every intended project for the East however; funds are being sought to ensure the completion of the project. “The contract signed today will not address all of the areas of concern on the East Coast road but it’s a solid and meaningful start. We have indicated already that other sections of these roads will be rehabilitated with financing from the World Bank under disaster vulnerability reduction project,” Mr. Skerrit said. He said the project will improve delivery of transport between Bois Diables and White River and also bring some economic benefits to the communities as both men and women will be gainfully employed. Prime Minister Skerrit also warned the contractor that government will strictly monitor the progress of the project and that it should be completed at its stipulated deadline. Tweet LocalNews Contract worth over EC$22M signed for road repairs by: Dominica Vibes News – January 30, 2015last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Sunday is World Rivers Day by: – September 26, 2019 Sharing is caring! Share Share 117 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share This Sunday is World Rivers Day and chairperson of World Rivers Day committee, Father Franklyn Cuffy wants the public to appreciate rivers.The theme this year is “Waterways in our Communities”. In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes, Father Cuffy said he wants to increase awareness of river rights and its preservation.He said, “This is an international occasion from the United Nations because there is a [global] scarcity of water.“Even here, I am concerned for our 365 rivers because we have that mentality that we will always have rivers and water.”Meanwhile, the Bense, Anse De Mai, Anse Sol Dat, Hampstead Community Tourism Group is planning an event at Hampstead on World Rivers Day which promises to be filled with various activities.Public Relations Officer of the Bense Anse De Mai, Anse Sol Dat, Hampstead, Community Tourism Group, Jacqueline Douglas informed that the educational speech segment will be the highlight of the entire event.“Educational speeches will focus on how our activities on land affect our rivers and seas and then affect us. We want to link the water with the environmental issues that we have been having. That’s happening all over the world. We have to sensitize people,” Douglas believes.World Rivers Day will also offer other activities such as pwi-pwi rides and recycled tube rides to Number One Beach & River, swimming lessons and competitions and live music“We will have food from the river like Veo Water and Titiwi accra prepared in different ways so that people will make the connection between our lives and the life of the river,” Douglas said. Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgUPDATE: Cavaliers Confirm Start Time Changed to 7:30 pmThe Cavaliers sent out a press release Friday afternoon, which included the following:IMPORTANT NOTE:GAME START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 7:30 P.M.Fans Urged to Arrive Early! Doors to The Q Open at 5:00 p.m.,Pregame Ring and Banner Ceremony Begins Promptly at 7:00 p.m.According to New York Knicks reporter Al Iannazzone, the NBA has moved the start time of the Cavs’ season opener up to 7:30 pm rather than start at the regularly scheduled 8 pm.The natural conclusion is that this is because Game 1 of the World Series starts at 8:08 pm next door at Progressive Field. It will create some interesting dilemmas for the logistics of the night, as the Cavs are going to have a pre-game ring ceremony, banner raising, and TNT has a scheduled day of outdoor pre-game events, including a live concert from Wiz Khalifa.Everything will have to be moved around to fit this new start time, but fortunately, there are still four days to plan around it. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related Topicscenter_img Matt Medleylast_img read more

first_imgNo. 1 UWF men’s tennis advances to NCAA DII Championships Share UWF advances to the NCAA DII Championships for the third consecutive season. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team defeated No. 14 Valdosta State 5-0 at home on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship. West Florida (25-0, 8-0 GSC) advances to the NCAA DII Championships for the third consecutive season.“It was an amazing experience today to be able to play in front of my teammates and friends,” Bruno Savi said. “We have been working very hard all year and it feels amazing to clinch the match. It was so great to see my teammates come onto the court and celebrate with me.”The No. 3-ranked doubles team of Bruno Savi (Santana do Livramento, Brazil) and Tony Rajaobelina (Orleans, France) won 8-5 at number one doubles. Alex Peyrot (Castelnaudary, France) and Felipe Frattini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned an 8-2 win at number two doubles while Dominco Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) and Elio Latella (Sydney, Australia) won 8-3 at number three doubles.Kenny Brasil (Apucarana, Brazil) was the first Argonaut to finish his singles match and earned a 6-0, 6-3 win at number four singles.“It was amazing today; I felt very good going into the match and it was great to get the win,” Brasil said. “It’s an amazing feeling to be on this team. Everybody is giving it their all in every practice and every match and we are feeling very confident as a team.”No. 1 Savi defeated No. 44 Francisco Yim Kim 6-2, 6-1 en route to clinching the match for West Florida.West Florida will next compete in the NCAA Division II Championships hosted by the Sunshine State Conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. May 14-17.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be appointed as manager of their U-18 team ahead of next season.Gerrard, 36, returned to the club as an academy coach in January, following his retirement from playing in 2016. He will replace Neil Critchley, who will move up to the U-23s.“I have really enjoyed my time at the academy so far and feel I have learnt a lot from the coaching staff here already.“After speaking to (academy director) Alex Inglethorpe, we feel as though it is time for me to step up and manage my own team.“Neil has done a fantastic job with the U18s, so I hope I can continue where he left off, encouraging and nurturing players into the U23s and eventually the first-team setup,” Gerrard said.Inglethorpe added: “Steven has brought invaluable experience and knowledge to us since joining the academy, passing on some fantastic advice and guidance to our younger players.“The U18 players can undoubtedly only learn from having someone like Steven in charge and we have no doubt that he will prove to be a huge success in the position.”last_img read more

first_imgNeymar could return to action for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday after four months of injury-enforced absence after the Brazilian was selected in the match day squad for the Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said: “We have ‘Ney’ in our squad, for sure”, adding “he needs to make his comeback”.Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has had to come to terms with the prospect of a third season in Ligue 1 after PSG and his former club Barcelona failed to agree terms on a move before the transfer window shut on September 2.Neymar has since been away on international duty for Brazil in two friendly matches in the United States, scoring one goal and making another in a 2-2 draw with Colombia and then coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Peru.Those were his first appearances this season after the 27-year-old was left out of PSG’s opening four league games amid the uncertainty over his futurelast_img read more