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Seychelles honours 8 pioneers of tourism, some with stories decades deep

Eight Seychellois who have made tremendous contributions in the island nation's tourism industry were honoured on Monday at the Seychelles Tourism Pioneer Park. Located at the entrance of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) at La Misere, the park was opene
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Seychelles honours 8 pioneers of tourism, some with stories decades deep

Eight Seychellois who have made tremendous contributions in the island nation's tourism industry were honoured on Monday at the Seychelles Tourism Pioneer Park. Located at the entrance of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) at La Misere, the park was opened in 2015 by former President James Michel to honour Seychellois who have dedicated their lives to the country's tourism industry. The location is also significant as it is where young people interested in the field are trained. Engraved on ceramic tiles displayed on concrete pillars at the park, the names of the fifth batch of pioneers were revealed during a short ceremony that brought together key figures in tourism, representatives and relatives of the pioneers. The unveiling of the plaque was the first activity lined up for the third edition of the Tourism Festival in Seychelles. Daniel Payet, Frank and Elodia Payet, Jessie and Carl Collie, Norman Medhurst Esslemont, David Joubert, Guy Sinon, William Woodcock and Julien Parcou were honoured for either setting up a tourism establishment or related services «The tourism week that we celebrate every year is a time when we take a glance in the rear mirror so as to understand the history of how tourism -- which has become today our biggest and most important economic activity -- started,» said the tourism minister, Didier Dogley. «There is no other way of understanding it than understanding the history and story of those who were there at the beginning, the pioneers who started setting up and developing the tourism industry,» he continued. The children of some of the pioneers honoured together key figures in tourism, representatives. (Seychelles Nation) Photo License: CC-BY  Some of the pioneers honoured have paved the path for their sons, daughters, and grandchildren who have continued working in the industry. «My father started tourism on Praslin, La Digue and surrounding islands. At that time, there weren't many roads and he started with a motorbike. Also, back then, there wasn't an airport on Praslin, hence he started with the first cruise ship that went to Praslin,» said Daniella Payet-Alis, daughter of Daniel Payet. Payet-Allis' father opened the Britannia restaurant in 1963 which was extended to include four rooms in the early 1970s.  In 1972 he opened Dan Payet Tours where he worked closely with his daughter, Daniella who would conduct tours for and with him. Daniella is the founder of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) which strives to make Seychelles an international best practice example for sustainable tourism, and the secretary of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA). Two other local hoteliers -- Frank and Elodia Payet -- started their guesthouse Rose Cottage at Pointe aux Sel in 1969 and later moved to Praslin to establish Le Duc de Praslin at Côte D'Or. Their son, Robert Payet, who is today the owner of the establishment on Praslin, told SNA that he is «happy that they have been honoured for the hard work they did and for the foundation they built for me.» He asked the youth of Seychelles to persevere in the industry as it takes time to reach a high-level position in tourism. «There are very few Seychellois who are general managers in hotels in Seychelles. Most of them are foreigners and this is quite a shame. There is prospect and hope, however we need to take the time to get to where we want. It is a sector that requires time to get the necessary experience to attain certain positions,» said Robert Payet. Tourism is the top economic contributor for Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.

Ramaphosa to consult Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan leaders over stalled GERD talks

September 27, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who is also the head of African Union Bureau would consult the heads of state and government of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to decide on the next step in the stalled talks on the Ethiop
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Ramaphosa to consult Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan leaders over stalled GERD talks

September 27, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who is also the head of African Union Bureau would consult the heads of state and government of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to decide on the next step in the stalled talks on the Ethiopian dam. Talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) failed to make progress after the unilateral first phase of the filing of its reservoir and demand by Addis Ababa to adopt a new approach to negotiations, putting aside what (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Obituary: Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij

Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij is an Open History Book for Readers, Whether He Was Alive or Deceased in the Grace of God by Mahmoud A. Suleiman Dear noble reader, this article comes out of the habit, against the backdrop of the saddening news of passing away and payin
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Obituary: Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij

Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij is an Open History Book for Readers, Whether He Was Alive or Deceased in the Grace of God by Mahmoud A. Suleiman Dear noble reader, this article comes out of the habit, against the backdrop of the saddening news of passing away and paying prayer to the spirit of the late Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij, who answered the call of his Lord Allah, may God Almighty accept his spirit in the gardens of eternity in the Paradise with the prophets, the martyrs and the righteous. Mr Ahmed (...) - Comment & Analysis

Black cab drivers says Uber decision is a «disaster» for London

The association representing London black cab drivers said a judge's decision to restore Uber's operating licence on Monday was a "disaster" for the British capital.
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Black cab drivers says Uber decision is a «disaster» for London

The association representing London black cab drivers said a judge's decision to restore Uber's operating licence on Monday was a "disaster" for the British capital.

'Take home' lawsuits over COVID infections could be costly for US employers

U.S. businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks are facing an emerging legal threat from claims that workers brought coronavirus home and infected relatives, which one risk analysis firm said could cost employers billions of dollars.
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'Take home' lawsuits over COVID infections could be costly for US employers

U.S. businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks are facing an emerging legal threat from claims that workers brought coronavirus home and infected relatives, which one risk analysis firm said could cost employers billions of dollars.

China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.
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China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.

Second wave of coronavirus will require new economy support measures — Accounts Chamber

In a number of industries, economic difficulties will arise again, the head of Russian Accounts Chamber said
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Second wave of coronavirus will require new economy support measures — Accounts Chamber

In a number of industries, economic difficulties will arise again, the head of Russian Accounts Chamber said

About 200 military servicemen wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 27, Baku said that Armenia had shelled the Azerbaijani army’s positions and Yerevan, in turn, claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive towards Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling regional settlements
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About 200 military servicemen wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 27, Baku said that Armenia had shelled the Azerbaijani army’s positions and Yerevan, in turn, claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive towards Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling regional settlements

Entire road blocked after heavy vehicle overturns along KJE

A heavy vehicle overturned in an accident along the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Friday (Sep 25), causing the entire road to be blocked. Stomp contributor Jovial informed Stomp about the accident and se
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Entire road blocked after heavy vehicle overturns along KJE

A heavy vehicle overturned in an accident along the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Friday (Sep 25), causing the entire road to be blocked. Stomp contributor Jovial informed Stomp about the accident and sent photos of what happened. In the photo, the heavy vehicle's load can be seen toppled on its side, completely detached from the front section of the vehicle. «It is one of those accidents waiting to happen,» Jovial said. «Oftentimes, we see close shaves of heavy vehicle drivers speeding through the exit turn. »Luckily, there were no vehicles nearby when the accident happened. «It is a blessing in disguise.» In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident at about 1pm. «SCDF assessed a person for minor injuries and the person subsequently refused conveyance to the hospital,» said an SCDF spokesman.

Abused maid escaped by climbing down from 15th-storey balcony

SINGAPORE - A woman repeatedly abused her family's domestic helper between January and April 2018 by acts such as slapping the woman's face and pulling her hair. Unable to tolerate any more abuse from Nuur Audadi Yusoff, the Indonesian maid, Ms Sulis Setyowa
Singapore

Abused maid escaped by climbing down from 15th-storey balcony

SINGAPORE - A woman repeatedly abused her family's domestic helper between January and April 2018 by acts such as slapping the woman's face and pulling her hair. Unable to tolerate any more abuse from Nuur Audadi Yusoff, the Indonesian maid, Ms Sulis Setyowati, 24, climbed out of the 15th-storey flat's balcony and made her way down to the ground floor of the block in Yishun. At the time of the offences, Nuur was a Singtel employee deployed to support a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) contact centre. The 31-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to six counts of assault. Nine other charges, mainly for similar offences, will be considered during sentencing. Ms Sulis came to Singapore in mid-2017 and worked for another household. She began working for Nuur on Dec 1, 2017, and was paid $580 a month. Sometime after midnight the following month, Nuur was awakened by her daughter's cries and found that Ms Sulis had forgotten to apply ointment on the child's stomach. Enraged, Nuur spat at the maid and slapped her face twice. The abuse continued in February 2018 by acts such as dragging the maid by her hair.

Singaporean who turned watermelon into a Game Boy does the same to a Mao Shan Wang durian

Granted, nobody in their right mind would want to play Super Mario Bros on a handheld gaming console that actively hurts the user with sharp thorns.  But a Game Boy made out of durian had been what people wanted — for science and for the content, of cour
Singapore

Singaporean who turned watermelon into a Game Boy does the same to a Mao Shan Wang durian

Granted, nobody in their right mind would want to play Super Mario Bros on a handheld gaming console that actively hurts the user with sharp thorns.  But a Game Boy made out of durian had been what people wanted — for science and for the content, of course.  Cedrick Tan, the Singaporean YouTuber who famously built a handheld console out of an empty watermelon, returned with a new fruit-based project that some people would love but others would hate. Much like a durian itself.  By popular demand, the 24-year-old Singapore Management University (SMU) student took a durian (a Mao Shan Wang, to be exact), emptied it out, and turned it into a spiky chassis for a Game Boy Advance emulator.

Bangladesh Deploys Troops on Myanmar’s Border

Bangladeshi deployments appear to be in response to increased activity by Myanmar’s military along the border, saying it is cracking down on “terror” groups.
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Bangladesh Deploys Troops on Myanmar’s Border

Bangladeshi deployments appear to be in response to increased activity by Myanmar’s military along the border, saying it is cracking down on “terror” groups.

Indian startup ShareChat looks to fill void left by TikTok ban

ShareChat, a Twitter-backed Indian social media platform that caters for users in 15 regional languages, is one of many firms looking to fill the gap left by China’s TikTok app after it was banned in India. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Indian startup ShareChat looks to fill void left by TikTok ban

ShareChat, a Twitter-backed Indian social media platform that caters for users in 15 regional languages, is one of many firms looking to fill the gap left by China’s TikTok app after it was banned in India. Read Full Article at RT.com

Boris Johnson faces warnings from Tory party donors over 'bleak' economy

Party donors have lined up to accuse Boris Johnson of damaging the economy with his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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Boris Johnson faces warnings from Tory party donors over 'bleak' economy

Party donors have lined up to accuse Boris Johnson of damaging the economy with his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'have agreed to star in fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping to 'give people a glimpse into their lives and see all the charity work they do', according to a source.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'have agreed to star in fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping to 'give people a glimpse into their lives and see all the charity work they do', according to a source.

Azerbaijan declares partial troop mobilization after foes Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh call citizens to arms

With martial law already in place, Baku has announced a partial conscription call amid intense border fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The contested region and Armenia had both declared total mobilization a day prior. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Azerbaijan declares partial troop mobilization after foes Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh call citizens to arms

With martial law already in place, Baku has announced a partial conscription call amid intense border fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The contested region and Armenia had both declared total mobilization a day prior. Read Full Article at RT.com

Portland police shove protester in WHEELCHAIR, as church burning provokes speculation

Portland was subjected to more protests overnight, as activists and agitators, including one man in a wheelchair, faced off against police. Elsewhere in the city, a church caught fire, prompting speculation as to the culprits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Portland police shove protester in WHEELCHAIR, as church burning provokes speculation

Portland was subjected to more protests overnight, as activists and agitators, including one man in a wheelchair, faced off against police. Elsewhere in the city, a church caught fire, prompting speculation as to the culprits. Read Full Article at RT.com

Skills then sulking: Fans claim 5-second clip 'sums up' Neymar as star pulls off incredible trick before 'faking' injury (VIDEO)

If ever a five-second passage of football encapsulated the mercurial yet often infuriating brilliance of Neymar, it might just be this clip from PSG's match at Reims on Sunday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

Skills then sulking: Fans claim 5-second clip 'sums up' Neymar as star pulls off incredible trick before 'faking' injury (VIDEO)

If ever a five-second passage of football encapsulated the mercurial yet often infuriating brilliance of Neymar, it might just be this clip from PSG's match at Reims on Sunday night. Read Full Article at RT.com

China’s top chipmaker’s stock tumbles on threat of US sanctions

Share prices of China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer SMIC fell sharply on Monday after reports that the Trump administration will restrict technology sales to the firm over an alleged risk they will be used by the military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China’s top chipmaker’s stock tumbles on threat of US sanctions

Share prices of China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer SMIC fell sharply on Monday after reports that the Trump administration will restrict technology sales to the firm over an alleged risk they will be used by the military. Read Full Article at RT.com

Man handcuffed and blindfolded 13-year-old girl in handicapped toilet before committing indecent acts

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to handcuffing and blindfolding a girl, then 13, before committing various indecent acts on her in a handicapped toilet at Plaza Singapura last year. Alaric Lim Qixian was then a full-time nati
Singapore

Man handcuffed and blindfolded 13-year-old girl in handicapped toilet before committing indecent acts

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to handcuffing and blindfolding a girl, then 13, before committing various indecent acts on her in a handicapped toilet at Plaza Singapura last year. Alaric Lim Qixian was then a full-time national serviceman with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The girl cannot be named because of a gag order to protect her identity. District Judge Sharmila Sripathy called for probation and reformative training reports to be made. Lim faces one charge of committing an indecent act with a child under the Children and Young Persons Act, as well as two charges of insulting the modesty of two women. The court heard that in March 2019, Lim met the girl at a cosplay event before they began messaging each other on Instagram. He claimed to be a photographer who took what he called “risky” pictures of women wearing minimal clothing and offered to take such pictures of her. The girl said she wanted to take part in a photo shoot depicting bondage, discipline or domination, sadism and masochism, or BDSM, but clarified that she did not want to go fully naked.

Elderly couple get colon cancer after eating melon seeds every day

Too much of anything isn’t ideal, even when it comes to healthier food alternatives. Case in point: melon seeds.  An elderly couple in Wuhan were diagnosed with colon cancer after indulging in more than 500g of melon seeds every day for two years. Acco
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Elderly couple get colon cancer after eating melon seeds every day

Too much of anything isn’t ideal, even when it comes to healthier food alternatives. Case in point: melon seeds.  An elderly couple in Wuhan were diagnosed with colon cancer after indulging in more than 500g of melon seeds every day for two years. According to Oriental Daily, the couple, who are in their 60s, noticed blood in their stools which prompted them to seek treatment at the Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  A colonoscopy later revealed that they are in their middle and late stages of colon cancer. They have no family history of bowel cancer. It was said that the retirees of two years often consumed melon seeds as a snack when watching television and playing games at home. It turned out the onset of colon cancer in the couple was related to poor eating habits, a doctor in the oncology department said. 

In contactless self-collection gone wrong, stranger steals and eats baked goods meant for a customer

One moment, a bag of baked goods had been hanging on the front gates of home baker Mary's Delights. The next, it vanished — and not because the rightful owner came by to pick it up.  The baker, who declined to be named, came home to a rude shock last
Singapore

In contactless self-collection gone wrong, stranger steals and eats baked goods meant for a customer

One moment, a bag of baked goods had been hanging on the front gates of home baker Mary's Delights. The next, it vanished — and not because the rightful owner came by to pick it up.  The baker, who declined to be named, came home to a rude shock last Friday (Sept 25) when she found the bag she left at her door gone despite the customer having yet to turn up. In her Facebook post that evening, she shared how she had gone on a wild goose chase, only to find the remains of the pilfered goods strewn across her HDB block's staircase landing. «[In all] my 9 years in this business line... all self-collection has been a breeze,» she wrote. «But today, contactless collection has gone wrong when the item went missing.»

Меркель навещала Навального в клинике «Шарите»

Spiegel назвал встречу "сверхсекретной" и сигналом российским властям к тому, что Берлин "не уступит в этом деле и выяснит правду". Наваль
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Меркель навещала Навального в клинике «Шарите»

Spiegel назвал встречу "сверхсекретной" и сигналом российским властям к тому, что Берлин "не уступит в этом деле и выяснит правду". Навальный подтвердил, что канцлер ФРГ навещала его в больнице, но отметил, что эту встречу не стоит называть секретной.

Азербайджан и Армения сообщили о потерях сторон в ходе воскресных боев, разойдясь в числе убитых

Министерство обороны Азербайджана заявляет, что Армения в ходе боев в воскресенье на линии соприкосновения в Карабахе потеряла более 550 чело
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Азербайджан и Армения сообщили о потерях сторон в ходе воскресных боев, разойдясь в числе убитых

Министерство обороны Азербайджана заявляет, что Армения в ходе боев в воскресенье на линии соприкосновения в Карабахе потеряла более 550 человек убитыми. В Армении эту информацию опровергли, заявив о 16 погибших и более ста раненых, а также о "значительных успехах", достигнутых армянскими войсками.

Rwanda: Gradual School Reopening to Start in October

[New Times] The Minister of Education has said that the reopening of schools is expected to start gradually in October and conclude in November 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Rwanda: Gradual School Reopening to Start in October

[New Times] The Minister of Education has said that the reopening of schools is expected to start gradually in October and conclude in November 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rwanda: Country Reduces Ozone Warming Gases By 54%

[New Times] Rwanda has drastically reduced, by 54%, the importation of gases known as 'hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)' that deplete ozone layer paving the way for implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Rwanda: Country Reduces Ozone Warming Gases By 54%

[New Times] Rwanda has drastically reduced, by 54%, the importation of gases known as 'hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)' that deplete ozone layer paving the way for implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Rwanda: Kagame Makes Diplomatic Changes, Appoints New Envoys

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda's diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.
AllAfrica News: Central Africa

Rwanda: Kagame Makes Diplomatic Changes, Appoints New Envoys

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda's diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.

Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village

Punjab Congress leaders, led by CM Amarinder Singh, launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh. Besides legal recourse, the Punjab government was looking at other option
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Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village

Punjab Congress leaders, led by CM Amarinder Singh, launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh. Besides legal recourse, the Punjab government was looking at other options to scuttle the Centre's new agriculture laws «that are designed to ruin Punjab's farmers and economy», said the CM.

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