The Wesley Development Organization continues its campaign to get Government to consider its concerns over the proposed construction of an international airport at Wesley. The group, comprising a number of professionals who come from that village, was formed to advocate... The post Wesley Development Organization launches international airport petition appeared first on Dominica News Online.
Les faits remontent à vendredi dernier à Huahine et sont largement relatés dans la Dépêche de Tahiti aujourd'hui.
Le promoteur immobilier Thierry Barbion vient de formuler une nouvelle demande de mise en liberté.
Boris johnson is scrambling to defuse a Tory revolt by offering a series of concessions, including a February renewal date, detailed impact assessments, and more money for pubs.
Department of Health figures show today's recorded coronavirus cases are 20 per cent lower than this time last week. And the seven-day average has dropped 41 per cent in a fortnight.
Nicola Sturgeon today announced a one-off £500 'thank you payment' for all full-time NHS workers and adult social care staff in Scotland.
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is seeking damages in the region of $150,000 from blogger Leong Sze Hian over a libellous article he shared on Facebook, with the Prime Minister's lawyer arguing on Monday (Nov 30) that Mr Leong had not only made «stunning allegations», but had cynically politicised the case and recast PM Lee's effort to vindicate himself as victimisation. But Mr Leong's lawyer said his client was singled out as he was a prominent critic of the Government, adding that PM Lee had used the «full weight of the government machinery» to come down on Mr Leong in an act of abuse. He insisted that PM Lee did not suffer any damage to his reputation, and deserved at most only derisory damages of $1 per person who saw the post. The two lawyers were making their closing submissions before High Court Judge Aedit Abdullah in the defamation suit against Mr Leong.
SINGAPORE - A range of housing types will be built in upcoming estates in prime locations such as the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) to ensure that all public housing estates will have a good mix of Singaporeans, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee. These include smaller housing types such as two-room flats for seniors and rental housing for low-income families, depending on the planning parameters and the needs of different housing types, but are «deliberately injected», he said in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao. Mr Lee acknowledged the «lottery effect» of these well-located Housing Board flats, which may result in a «likely windfall» for home owners who sell these government-subsidised build-to-order (BTO) flats on the resale market. There is the issue of «inclusiveness and diversity» when these flats are allowed to be resold after the five-year minimum occupation period, he said.
There are a lot of things the US and Russia need to do with our sustained dialogue, diplomacy around nuclear weapons and arms control discussions and cyber dangers, Sam Nunn noted
The diplomat pointed out that Russia could play an important role in resolving the conflict
Earlier, Ann Jacobs, chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, signed off on the results of the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties
Hope persist despite questions about Oxford’s vaccine candidate.
With COVID-19 cases continuing to break records, Alberta added 20 additional intensive-care beds in Edmonton over the past week and 10 more in Calgary, with the province saying it intended to more than double the number of ICU spaces in the coming weeks.
The price of Bitcoin has hit a record high, inching toward the $20,000 mark in a dramatic recovery for the world’s most popular digital currency, which has rallied more than 200 percent since March. Read Full Article at RT.com
Audi will withdraw from the all-electric Formula E series as a works team at the end of next year to focus on the Dakar Rally and endurance racing including an eventual return to Le Mans, the carmaker said on Monday.
Zoom Video Communications Inc warned on Monday its gross margins would remain under pressure going into 2021 as the surging number of free users of its video conferencing service makes it hard to offset a spike in costs to maintain its growth.
United States President-elect Joe Biden spoke with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday (Nov 30), Biden's transition team said, discussing the need for a "strengthened partnership" to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
Before the meeting the parties will hold informal consultations
The Embassy is monitoring the developments
Earlier, Armenia’s army left the Agdam and Kalbajar districts
With COVID-19 cases continuing to break records, Alberta added 20 additional intensive-care beds in Edmonton over the past week and 10 more in Calgary.
Mon, 2020-11-30 19:45 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced 232 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Monday, with numbers remaining steady and daily counts of between 200-350 for more than two weeks. Monday’s numbers bring the number of total cases in the Kingdom to 357,360 since the beginning of the pandemic in early March. Riyadh recorded 67 new cases. Madinah and Jeddah reported 18 new cases each, while Makkah and Dammam had 13 new cases apiece. Only seven cities are recording cases in the double digits, according to the ministry’s daily COVID-19 dashboard. The ministry said there were 393 new recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 246,802. The country’s recovery rate has climbed to 97 percent. There are 4,662 active cases, 659 of which are in critical care. Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said there was a halt in rising case numbers, and that the number of critical care patients was decreasing due to community cooperation and the proper implementation of health protocols by authorities. “The number of confirmed cases has stabilized in the past week,” he said, adding that people’s adherence to health protocols was the reason for both the steady decrease in numbers and the stabilization. FASTFACTS • Saudi Arabia recorded 232 new infections on Monday. • Only seven cities are recording cases in the double digits. • The ministry said there were 393 new recoveries, raising the total number of recoveries to 246,802. • There are 4,662 active cases, 659 of which are in critical care. “We continue to have control over the coronavirus spread in the Kingdom. It’s important to continue adhering to the protocols until we announce the recovery of the last infected patient.” There were 12 new deaths recorded on Monday, raising the death toll to 5,896. The government is continuing its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections and to record cases. There have been 39,224 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, raising the number of tests the Kingdom has performed so far to 9.6 million. The ministry has urged people showing any symptoms of coronavirus disease to visit one of its Tetamman (Rest Assured) clinics to be tested for the virus. There are about 235 of the clinics across the Kingdom, and appointments for tests can be booked through the Sehaty app. The ministry has also set up health centers, called Takkad (Make Sure), to cater to people who show no or only mild symptoms of the disease, but think they might have come into contact with someone who was infected. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: CoronavirusSaudi Arabia UAE records 1,251 new coronavirus casesProminent communications executive hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘admirable’ Hajj and G20 amid COVID-19
Author: Mon, 2020-11-30 22:22 RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, on Monday said the Kingdom attaches great importance to the rights of prisoners and provides them with comprehensive care through various rehabilitation programs to help them integrate into society and become productive citizens. He was speaking at the signing ceremony of three memorandums understanding (MoUs) with the National Committee for Prisoners, their Families, and Ex-Convicts (Tarahum) in Riyadh. Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected. He said the commission works with the General Directorate of Prisons to promote prisoners’ rights in line with national regulations and international and regional agreements. The agreement envisages the establishment of three centers. The first center will be set up to support alternative punishments; the second center will be dedicated to visual communication between prisoners and their families; and the third will design and implement awareness programs. Tarahum Secretary-General Turki bin Abdullah Al-Bati said the MoUs will help widen the scope of the committee, which seeks to work for the betterment of society in cooperation with relevant authorities. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaSaudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) Saudi rights chief receives head of EU delegationSaudi rights body empowers women, youth through partnerships, workshops
Mon, 2020-11-30 22:28 MAKKAH: In an unprecedented experience for the Kingdom, a harvest season of more than 200 cocoa shrubs began this year in Jazan following several years of planting the Filipino seedlings. The foreign plant is a new experiment for the Kingdom as it plans on testing out the long-term success of planting the favored sweet treat. Specialists in the region pointed out that the cocoa shrub resembles the famous coffee shrub found in the south region of the Kingdom, where a number of farmers have already begun to evaluate the experience and continue cultivating land to make room for more, while others were not so successful. The supervisor of the Mountain Areas Development and Reconstruction Authority in Jazan, Eng. Bandar Al-Fifi, said: “The cocoa shrub is a tropical or subtropical shrub and is native to South America and East Asia. It was presented to the Mountain Regions Development and Reconstruction Authority a few years back, specifically to the agricultural research station.” FASTFACTS • The Jazan region is known for its lush, green lands and fertile soil that possesses the necessary ingredients to ensure the development of other crops. • Rainfall is abundant, seasonal fluctuations in rainfall are scarce and humidity is high, ensuring that soil continues to retain the moisture it requires for harvests. He added: “The cultivation process was carried out six years ago by bringing seeds and seedlings from the Philippines. The seeds were cultivated and seedlings were distributed to some interested farmers in the region. “We in the station’s field have cocoa, banana, mango and guava trees, as well as many tropical and subtropical trees. The field is being used as a guarantor of seeds, in addition to conducting tests and real experiments in an area of 200 meters, in particular on 15 cocoa plants and the first cocoa shrub in Saudi Arabia.” He told Arab News that it was difficult at first to encourage farmers to invest in the plant, as many were hesitant to introduce a plant not indigenous to the region in order to facilitate the establishment of manufacturing factories and grow a local market. Al-Fifi said that in Ethiopia, companies buy crops from farmers and then start an integrated industrial process of sorting, cleaning, drying and roasting, because to complete the whole process is not economically viable for farmers alone. “If every farmer owns 30 cocoa shrubs, this will be an additional source of income for their future,” he added. The Jazan region is known for its lush, green lands and fertile soil that possesses the necessary ingredients to ensure the development of other crops that guarantee continuity and different harvest times for each type of plant harvested in the area. Rainfall is abundant, seasonal fluctuations in rainfall are scarce and humidity is high, ensuring that soil continues to retain the moisture it requires for harvests. “In addition to the fact that the temperature gap between small and mature shrubs is not big, due to our proximity to the equator, Saudi Arabia is located below the tropical line, which creates environmental conditions that help the shrub grow,” said Al-Fifi. Gebran Al-Maliki, one of the owners of a cocoa plantation in Jazan, told Arab News: “Adding cocoa to the Kingdom’s agricultural field is one of the innovative things in Saudi Arabia and it began to give good results that would broadly stimulate the development process, provide an agricultural model that can be trusted and improve experience in a country that supports its farmers and provides them with all the required capabilities.” He received seeds and seedlings by the end of 2016 as an experiment in which everyone was granted support. “Some wanted to give this new experience a try, because it is similar to the coffee plant. It is an ordinary shrub, just like fruit and citrus trees, but it is a drought-tolerant shrub that is watered once a week.” To successfully cultivate the fruit, Al-Maliki said that shrubs need shade when first planted in the ground as they are “quite finicky,” but that with the proper care and attention, a tree will flower at about three to four years of age and can grow up to two meters in height. With up to 400 seeds, the product testing began on his farm after just four years. “You can find 30 to 50 seeds inside a pod, which are later dried under the sun and ground to become a ready-to-use powder. Cocoa powder can be found in chocolate, oils and cosmetics, in addition to several other uses,” Al-Maliki said. He said that the seed is very bitter and explained that the more bitter, the better the quality. He added that he has four shrubs, and what hindered the spreading process was waiting for the product quality test results, indicating that the fruit was tried and was found very successful. The agricultural research station for the Development and Reconstruction of Agricultural Areas aim to reach 50 shrubs in the region to provide enough fruit to produce seeds and seedlings for farmers. Al-Fifi said that they aim to reach 400 seedlings per year that will be distributed, on top of seedlings grown by the region’s farmers themselves. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Cocoa bean Saudi mother turns passion for coffee trees into family businessSaudi Arabia’s Jabaliyah coffee sets its sights on tapping Jazan’s potential
Tue, 2020-12-01 00:46 RIYADH: The board of directors of the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), headed by Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef, on Monday appointed Abdullah bin Muftar Al-Shamrani as its CEO. Al-Shamrani thanked the SGS board of directors and vowed to serve the interests of the country and achieve the goals set by the Kingdom’s leadership. Al-Shamrani obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at King Saud University in 1989. During his career spanning over three decades, he held several leadership positions in various companies such as the Arab Petrochemical Co., European Petrochemical Co., and the Jubail United Petrochemical Co. Saudi Arabia is collaborating with international partners to undertake a vast survey of the Kingdom’s mineral reserves, estimated to be worth $1.3 trillion. The Regional Geological Survey Program (RGP) aims to conduct a series of surveys over the next six years that are set to provide new opportunities for international mining investors. SPA Riyadh The plan has a budget of SR2 billion and is being driven by the SGS, which will survey an area of about 600,000 square kilometers across the geological formation known as the Arabian Shield. The survey represents a key component of the mining strategy that forms part of Saudi Vision 2030. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Geological Survey Saudi Geological Survey signs contracts worth over $530mSaudi Geological Survey: ‘Bronze Age findings in Khybar will be vital to the future’
Tue, 2020-12-01 00:51 RIYADH: The Ministry of Justice’s initiative “Shaml” provides services to 34,000 beneficiaries through 21 centers in different parts of the Kingdom, said a ministry statement issued on Monday. The specialized centers were established to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia. The initiative aims to create a suitable environment for families without needing to enforce such laws in courts or duty stations. It comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation plan 2020, to fulfill Vision 2030. The goal is to strictly implement child custody laws in the Kingdom and reduce tension and conflict while protecting the rights of children. The centers offer services related to child custody laws as well as providing social and psychological support to parents and children. Saudi Arabia has taken many measures to strengthen the relevant regulatory and institutional frameworks to protect children. The initiative seeks to facilitate the implementation of rulings in cooperation with the nonprofit sector, in addition to creating job opportunities in community service. The Ministry of Justice explained that the Shaml initiative provides an environment in which security and safety are achieved for both workers and beneficiaries. Main category: Saudi Arabia Saudi justice ministry appoints 100 women notaries Saudi justice ministry promotes e-services amid pandemic
Suspendu jeudi, le procès n’a pas repris, ce lundi 30 novembre.
L'homme a été interpelé samedi 28 novembre 2020 à l’aéroport de Tahiti Faa'a, à sa descente d’un vol en provenance de Los Angeles.
La direction de la santé vient de publier son dernier point de situation. Il y a 2 nouveaux décès en l'espace de 72 heures, ce qui fait 75 au total.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy complained Monday of being the victim of six years of «slander», in his first remarks to the court at his landmark corruption trial.Sarkozy became France's first modern head of state to appear in the dock last week, going on trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling.The 65-year-old right-winger, who also faces trials in two other investigations, is accused of offering judge Gilbert Azibert a plum retirement job in exchange for inside information on an inquiry into his campaign finances.«I don't accept any of the slander that has been levelled at me over the past six years,» France's leader from 2007 to 2012 told the criminal court in Paris.He risks a sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of one million euros ($1.2 million) if convicted.Azibert and Sarkozy's lawyer Thierry Herzog are also on trial.Sarkozy has been battling a barrage of investigations since losing his immunity from prosecution after his failed 2012 re-election campaign.The hearings in his first trial opened on Monday after the court threw out a request by Azibert's lawyers to have it postponed for medical reasons.His defence argued the 73-year-old had health problems that made public appearances risky during the Covid-19 outbreak.But a medical exam ordered by the court determined he was fit enough to attend his trial.Prosecutors say Sarkozy and Herzog tried to bribe Azibert with a job in Monaco, in return for information on an inquiry into claims Sarkozy received illicit payments from late L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt during his 2007 presidential campaign.Wiretaps of conversations between Herzog and Sarkozy -- who used a secret phone bought under the alias of «Paul Bismuth» -- purportedly reveal the two men making plans to get Azibert to help sway the inquiry.Azibert was a senior advisor at France's highest appeals court at the time. He never got the job in Monaco.- Money from Libya? -Sarkozy, meanwhile, was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Bettencourt affair. But investigators are still probing allegations that he received millions of euros in funding from Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi towards his 2007 election campaign, and he is also accused of fraudulently overspending on the 2012 race.Only one other French president, Sarkozy's political mentor Jacques Chirac, has been put on trial after leaving office, though he was excused from having to attend his 2011 corruption trial due to ill health. He received a two-year suspended sentence over the creation of ghost jobs at Paris town hall that were used to fund his party when he was the city's mayor.© Agence France-Presse