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US group brightens day with free eye surgery at UHWI

Seeking to cauterise diabetic retinopathy in Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica (AFG) joined forces with Dr Norman Saffa, chairman of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, and the ophthalmology division at the University...
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US group brightens day with free eye surgery at UHWI

Seeking to cauterise diabetic retinopathy in Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica (AFG) joined forces with Dr Norman Saffa, chairman of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, and the ophthalmology division at the University...

Growth & Jobs | 55 years and counting for veteran farm worker - ‘We are true patriots and ambassadors’

In 1965, then 18-year-old St Thomas native Augustus Morgan left Jamaica for the United States to participate in the overseas agricultural (farm work) programme. Fifty-five years later, not only is Morgan still with the programme, but at 73 years...
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Growth & Jobs | 55 years and counting for veteran farm worker - ‘We are true patriots and ambassadors’

In 1965, then 18-year-old St Thomas native Augustus Morgan left Jamaica for the United States to participate in the overseas agricultural (farm work) programme. Fifty-five years later, not only is Morgan still with the programme, but at 73 years...

Growth & Jobs | Jamaica must invest more in science and research

A senior bank executive is advocating that Jamaica invests more in research and science, pointing out that science and technology must become important economic drivers for the country’s future. The recommendation came from Claudine Allen,...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaica must invest more in science and research

A senior bank executive is advocating that Jamaica invests more in research and science, pointing out that science and technology must become important economic drivers for the country’s future. The recommendation came from Claudine Allen,...

Growth & Jobs | Business aftercare services for SEZ operators

The Jamaica Special Economic Zones Authority (JSEZA) is providing business aftercare services for entities operating in special economic zones (SEZ). Senior Director for Business Partner Support Services Licia Grant said that the initiative was...
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Growth & Jobs | Business aftercare services for SEZ operators

The Jamaica Special Economic Zones Authority (JSEZA) is providing business aftercare services for entities operating in special economic zones (SEZ). Senior Director for Business Partner Support Services Licia Grant said that the initiative was...

Growth & Jobs | HR experts: Market yourself online and create job opportunities

Having a strong online presence is important, especially if you want to gain the immediate attention of job recruiters, according to local human resource experts. “You want to have your best representation online, because everyone now has ready...
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Growth & Jobs | HR experts: Market yourself online and create job opportunities

Having a strong online presence is important, especially if you want to gain the immediate attention of job recruiters, according to local human resource experts. “You want to have your best representation online, because everyone now has ready...

Robert H. Dyson, discoverer of Gold Bowl of Hasanlu in Iran, dies at 93

TEHRAN – Celebrated anthropologist and archaeologist Robert H. Dyson, Jr., who shined at Iran’s archaeology scene in mid-20th century, passed away on Sunday. He was 93, ISNA reported.
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Robert H. Dyson, discoverer of Gold Bowl of Hasanlu in Iran, dies at 93

TEHRAN – Celebrated anthropologist and archaeologist Robert H. Dyson, Jr., who shined at Iran’s archaeology scene in mid-20th century, passed away on Sunday. He was 93, ISNA reported.

Iranian desert to play host to 4WD car rally

TEHRAN – Rig Jenn (“Dune of the Jinn”), a barren desert situated in central Iran, will host tens of motorists driving a variety of 4WD cars for a rally scheduled to be held on February 20 and 21.
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Iranian desert to play host to 4WD car rally

TEHRAN – Rig Jenn (“Dune of the Jinn”), a barren desert situated in central Iran, will host tens of motorists driving a variety of 4WD cars for a rally scheduled to be held on February 20 and 21.

Dam tourism one step closer to take off

TEHRAN – Dam tourism is one step closer to launch in Iran as Energy Ministry has finally announced readiness to create and develop required infrastructure in partnership with the private sector.
Tehran Times

Dam tourism one step closer to take off

TEHRAN – Dam tourism is one step closer to launch in Iran as Energy Ministry has finally announced readiness to create and develop required infrastructure in partnership with the private sector.

Sudan accepts primacy of peace agreements over transitional constitution

February 17, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government negotiating delegation Monday declared accepting the demand of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) to include the would-be signed peace agreements in the transitional constitution and amend it in case of c
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Sudan accepts primacy of peace agreements over transitional constitution

February 17, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government negotiating delegation Monday declared accepting the demand of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) to include the would-be signed peace agreements in the transitional constitution and amend it in case of conflict between the two documents. On Monday, the government and the RSF inked the extension of the talks for three weeks, bypassing the transitional constitution which provides to achieve peace in the country within the first six (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Peace talks with SPLM-N, Darfur groups

Tomb found under Roman Forum may be the final resting place of Romulus 

Archaeologists are believed to have uncovered an area devoted to the first King of Rome and a rock sarcophagus, thought to date back to the 6th century BC.
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Tomb found under Roman Forum may be the final resting place of Romulus 

Archaeologists are believed to have uncovered an area devoted to the first King of Rome and a rock sarcophagus, thought to date back to the 6th century BC.

JIT заподозрили в «недорасследовании» катастрофы MH17: утекшие документы реанимировали версию об украинских истребителях, а «Буков» поблизости не было

Как следует из документа, направленного голландской прокуратуре, рейс MH17 пролетал вне зоны досягаемости мест, где размещены комплексы "Бук
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JIT заподозрили в «недорасследовании» катастрофы MH17: утекшие документы реанимировали версию об украинских истребителях, а «Буков» поблизости не было

Как следует из документа, направленного голландской прокуратуре, рейс MH17 пролетал вне зоны досягаемости мест, где размещены комплексы "Бук-М1". Другие журналисты рассказывают о свидетелях, которые видели в небе украинские истребители в день крушения MH17, и заявляют, что изображения, с которыми работали следователи, были отредактированы.

ANNOUNCEMENT: UNESCO Participation Programme 2020-2021

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an agency within the United Nations responsible for promoting peace, social justice, human rights and international security through International Cooperation on Educational, Scie
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ANNOUNCEMENT: UNESCO Participation Programme 2020-2021

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an agency within the United Nations responsible for promoting peace, social justice, human rights and international security through International Cooperation on Educational, Science and Cultural Programs. UNESCO through the Dominic... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: UNESCO Participation Programme 2020-2021 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

One of 13 Americans suspected to have coronavirus put in biocontainment unit

Health officials said Monday that one of the 13 people at 'high risk' of the virus had an underlying condition and coronavirus symptoms and has been put in a Nebraska biocontainment unit.
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One of 13 Americans suspected to have coronavirus put in biocontainment unit

Health officials said Monday that one of the 13 people at 'high risk' of the virus had an underlying condition and coronavirus symptoms and has been put in a Nebraska biocontainment unit.

L’inquiétude des riverains de Hiti'a face à la pollution de boue

Les riverains de Hiti'a en ont assez et le font savoir. Depuis deux à trois mois, ils voient apparaître de la boue qui se déverse en bord de mer. La pollution serait due selon eux aux fourreaux utilisés pour mettre en place les câbles électriques. 
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L’inquiétude des riverains de Hiti'a face à la pollution de boue

Les riverains de Hiti'a en ont assez et le font savoir. Depuis deux à trois mois, ils voient apparaître de la boue qui se déverse en bord de mer. La pollution serait due selon eux aux fourreaux utilisés pour mettre en place les câbles électriques. 

Intercontinental : les 4 hommes, licenciés pour viol, devant le juge des référés

Lundi 17 février, les quatre employés de l'Intercontinental de Moorea, licenciés pour viol, ont été convoqués devant le juge des référés. Suite au classement sans suite de l’affaire, ils demandent à être réintégrés. La décision sera rendue l
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Intercontinental : les 4 hommes, licenciés pour viol, devant le juge des référés

Lundi 17 février, les quatre employés de l'Intercontinental de Moorea, licenciés pour viol, ont été convoqués devant le juge des référés. Suite au classement sans suite de l’affaire, ils demandent à être réintégrés. La décision sera rendue le 25 février prochain.

Le monarque de Tahiti menacé par la lutte contre la fourmi de feu

Le monarque de Tahiti, déjà gravement menacé, va t-il succomber à la petite fourmi de feu ? Des épandages pour se débarrasser de l'insecte tueur ont été effectués dans les zones d'habitat de l'oiseau endémique de Tahiti. Les premiers résultats son
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Le monarque de Tahiti menacé par la lutte contre la fourmi de feu

Le monarque de Tahiti, déjà gravement menacé, va t-il succomber à la petite fourmi de feu ? Des épandages pour se débarrasser de l'insecte tueur ont été effectués dans les zones d'habitat de l'oiseau endémique de Tahiti. Les premiers résultats sont encourageants.     

Père Auguste Uebe-Carlson élu nouveau président de l’association 193

Il était le seul candidat à la présidence de l'association 193. Après deux jours d'assemblée générale le Père Auguste Uebe-Carlson a été élu. Il était jusqu'alors vice-président de l'association et succède à Jerry Gooding.  
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Père Auguste Uebe-Carlson élu nouveau président de l’association 193

Il était le seul candidat à la présidence de l'association 193. Après deux jours d'assemblée générale le Père Auguste Uebe-Carlson a été élu. Il était jusqu'alors vice-président de l'association et succède à Jerry Gooding.  

Senior al-Shabab militant surrenders to Somali forces

A senior al-Shabab militant on Monday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed.
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Senior al-Shabab militant surrenders to Somali forces

A senior al-Shabab militant on Monday surrendered to Somali National Army (SNA) forces in Hudur town in the southern region of Bakol, officials confirmed.

Jeff Bezos, The World’s Richest Man, Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣”
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Jeff Bezos, The World’s Richest Man, Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣”

Equatorial Guinea: Former Chief Justice Pleads For International Help

[VOA] A former chief justice in the central African nation of Equatorial Guinea has gone into hiding and is appealing to the U.S. and the United Nations for help as security forces hunt for him on the orders of the country's longtime ruler, Teodoro Nguema Obi
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Equatorial Guinea: Former Chief Justice Pleads For International Help

[VOA] A former chief justice in the central African nation of Equatorial Guinea has gone into hiding and is appealing to the U.S. and the United Nations for help as security forces hunt for him on the orders of the country's longtime ruler, Teodoro Nguema Obiang.

Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians: Survey

Three in four Australians -- almost 18 million people -- were affected by the country's deadly bushfire crisis, according to a survey released Tuesday that also pointed to plummeting support for the government and for coal projects.
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Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians: Survey

Three in four Australians -- almost 18 million people -- were affected by the country's deadly bushfire crisis, according to a survey released Tuesday that also pointed to plummeting support for the government and for coal projects.

The presidential contest turns to African American and Latino voters. For some candidates, that’s a problem.

In Iowa and New Hampshire, campaign crowds were overwhelmingly white, but the states up next on the campaign calendar have a significant number — or a majority — of nonwhite voters.
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The presidential contest turns to African American and Latino voters. For some candidates, that’s a problem.

In Iowa and New Hampshire, campaign crowds were overwhelmingly white, but the states up next on the campaign calendar have a significant number — or a majority — of nonwhite voters.

Ottawa committed to quick, peaceful resolution to cross-country pipeline protests: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is committed to finding a quick and peaceful resolution to the anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country's train system and temporarily blocked bridges and highways.
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Ottawa committed to quick, peaceful resolution to cross-country pipeline protests: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is committed to finding a quick and peaceful resolution to the anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country's train system and temporarily blocked bridges and highways.

Dwight Ball stepping down as Newfoundland and Labrador premier

Dwight Ball is stepping down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador after months of scandals have besieged the House of Assembly.
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Dwight Ball stepping down as Newfoundland and Labrador premier

Dwight Ball is stepping down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador after months of scandals have besieged the House of Assembly.

В ВОЗ предостерегли от чрезмерных мер в борьбе с коронавирусом

"За пределами провинции Хубэй эпидемия затронула лишь очень, очень крошечную, крошечную пропорцию населения", - констатирует директор пр
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В ВОЗ предостерегли от чрезмерных мер в борьбе с коронавирусом

"За пределами провинции Хубэй эпидемия затронула лишь очень, очень крошечную, крошечную пропорцию населения", - констатирует директор программы ВОЗ по чрезвычайным ситуациям в области здравоохранения Майкл Райан. Он выступил против полного прекращения движения круизных лайнеров в связи с коронавирусом.

Russia’s Vladivostok to keep accepting cruise ships despite coronavirus

The regional government’s press service said that it had received no information about changes in the schedule of port calls in the region
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Russia’s Vladivostok to keep accepting cruise ships despite coronavirus

The regional government’s press service said that it had received no information about changes in the schedule of port calls in the region

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, a regional governor said. The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, the main town of a region of the same n
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Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, a regional governor said. The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, the main town of a region of the same name that hosts more than a quarter of a million refugees and internally displaced people. «Unfortunately, fifteen women and five children died... in this regrettable drama,» Issa Lemine, the regional governor of Diffa, said on television after visiting the injured in hospital. Aid workers confirmed the death toll and said about 10 people had been injured. The region which abuts Nigeria and Chad has been repeatedly hit by attacks by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group since 2015. It hosts 119,000 Nigerian refugees, 109,000 internally-displaced people and 30,000 Nigeriens who have come home from Nigeria because of the instability in its northeast, according to UN figures released in October. The aid being distributed had been given by Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, a Nigerian official told AFP. He had come to the region to visit camps for refugees and the displaced, and had already left the town when the stampede occurred. - Crowd - A large amount of food, cooking oil and clothing, as well as money, was due to be distributed, a Diffa municipal worker told AFP. «Thousands of people were in the courtyard of the MJC (Culture and Youth Centre) and nearby,» he said. «As soon as the first people received their rations, the compressed crowd started to get excited, the organisers were swiftly overwhelmed and then it all kicked off -- women, children and the fit ones started to push,» the employee said. «The weakest people fell to the ground. Some were injured and others were crushed to death.» A local resident told AFP that aid workers were distributing 5,000 naira ($13.75, 12.7 euros), referring to Nigeria's national currency. Diffa governor Lemine said a successful distribution had taken place on Sunday. «Thousands of people, most of them refugees, heard about the handout and left the camps, sometimes travelling up to 100 kilometres (60 miles) to get to Diffa,» the source said. A local official said he was astonished at the situation: «Normally, people who are entitled to the handouts send a representative to Diffa to pick it up. But this time, the refugees themselves decided to come and get it, travelling dozens of kilometres (miles).» Another resident said: «Even ordinary inhabitants of Diffa rushed there in the hope of getting the handout.» A local journalist said the emergency services arrived swiftly, taking wounded people to local treatment centres, while bodies were taken to the morgue of the nearby Diffa hospital. - Floods - Zulum visited three sites housing more than 100,000 Nigerian refugees -- camps at Bosso, Garin-Wazan and Toummour. In addition to a crisis sparked by jihadist violence, Diffa is also battling floods caused by the Yobe River, which delineates part of Niger's border with Nigeria. The floods have left more than 20,000 people without shelter, according to the local authorities. They have also devastated rice and pepper fields, whose harvests provide the backbone of the local economy. © Agence France-Presse

Michael Ashcroft Pushes His Way Into Belize’s Politics

Monday, Feb. 17th. 2020 – Attorney for Lord Michael Ashcroft, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck today presented the grounds for an application to have the Court allow Lord Ashcroft to join
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Michael Ashcroft Pushes His Way Into Belize’s Politics

Monday, Feb. 17th. 2020 – Attorney for Lord Michael Ashcroft, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck today presented the grounds for an application to have the Court allow Lord Ashcroft to join

Rampaging Vikings were fuelled by hallucinogenic herbal tea that made them feel less pain

Elite Viking fighters, known as berserkers who went into battle without traditional armour, entered into a state of animalistic frenzy before fighting. It is believed a herbal tea caused their 'frenzies'.
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Rampaging Vikings were fuelled by hallucinogenic herbal tea that made them feel less pain

Elite Viking fighters, known as berserkers who went into battle without traditional armour, entered into a state of animalistic frenzy before fighting. It is believed a herbal tea caused their 'frenzies'.

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