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Cuba Scholarship Beneficiaries Appreciate Chargé d’Affaires

first_imgMs. Zawolo (L) and a member of the Cuba-Liberia Friendship Association, with Chargè d’Affaires Vera (R) and Secretary Toledo (2nd R) after the gowning ceremonyLiberians who have benefited from scholarships awarded by the Cuban Embassy last Tuesday showed their appreciation by gowning the Chargè d’Affaires Yordenis Despaigne Vera and Second Secretary, Carmen Maury Toledo, for contributing to their education.The beneficiaries who are members of the “Cuba-Liberia Friendship Association”, acknowledged the Cuban Embassy officials for their role in promoting Cuba-Liberia relations.Kesselee Kanneh, vice president of the Association, told the Daily Observer that bilateral relations with Cuba have been rewarding and have afforded a good number of Liberians the opportunity to benefit from quality education in that country.Mr. Kesselee who studied Physical Education and Sports in Cuba said that the Association began in early 2000, and has benefitted many Liberians.Ms. Gaydou Zawolo, who studied Agronomy, said “It was very exciting to learn in Cuba because the country has a better learning atmosphere with instructors willing to sit with students and help them understand when there are difficulties.”Zawolo, who is fluent in Spanish, appealed to other Liberians to study in Cuba when they have the opportunity.In remarks earlier, Chargè d’Affaires Vera said many Africans travel to Cuba to engage in cultural and sporting activities.Despite the economic blockade of Cuba by the United States, his country remains committed to providing support to Africa in the area of human resource capacity building, he said.The occasion was attended by Sie-Teba Neufville, Assistant Minister in the Office of American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Neufville also recalled Cuba’s contributions to the liberation of Africa from colonial domination and against apartheid, for which President Fidel Castro provided men to fight alongside their African counterparts.He said in all of their struggles, Liberia also stood by African countries in support of their freedom.He acknowledged the role Cuba played in the Ebola fight in West Africa in 2014, when Cuba sent 53 medical doctors to Liberia.Minister Neufville disclosed that on the basis of Liberia-Cuba relations, negotiations will soon be concluded with Cuba for medical doctors to come to Liberia to train doctors and other health workers.Ambassador Ibrahim Kamara, head of the African Union Liaison Office in Liberia, extended gratitude to Cuba for its role in African liberation.He said Fidel Castro demonstrated true love to Africans during the colonial and apartheid days, and assured the envoy that Africans will always remember him for that.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Work with us to go digital: Carrim

first_img30 September 2013Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has called on the broadcast industry to work with the government in speeding up the implementation of South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.South Africa was originally meant to have completed migration from analogue to digital signals in November 2011. Currently, the SABC’s channels are being broadcast via outdated analogue signals.Experts say the delays in the migration process are costing the South African economy. Digital broadcasting is far more efficient, allowing for better picture and sound quality.“Government is on course and we just want to put pressure on the relevant partners,” Carrim told a business briefing organised by the New Age and SABC on Monday.“We brought all public broadcasters on board and told them to choose a facilitation team. We are in the midst of those negotiations, and we are not moving as fast as we would like,” he said.In August 2008, the South African government took a decision that it would subsidise the set-top boxes needed to convert analogue to digital signals for five-million of the poorest South African television households.The notion of set-top box control was subsequently born in order to protect the state’s investment in subsidised set-top boxes, to prevent set-top boxes acquired using taxpayers’ money from leaving the country.Carrim said the government’s main concern was to protect the electronic industry and jobs.“We also want to ensure that new entrants don’t use any government subsidies to create pay TV, on the one hand, and also there are high levels of monopoly and concentration in the industry. We want to give space to the emerging entrepreneurs, especially in the set-top boxes market.”Carrim said the world was undergoing a digital revolution and that he wanted the country’s information and communication technology (ICT) to be ready for this. “This revolution is transforming the nature of our communication.”He said his predecessor as minister, Dina Pule, had earlier this year launched an ICT policy review framing paper which sought clarity on the vision for the country’s communication sectors.A 22-member ICT policy review panel would assess the policy for expanding the sector, he said, adding that it was crucial that ICT played a role in reducing, not increasing, equality in South Africa.“Help us, and we will actually work hard to make this country be the great country it is and showed itself to be in 1994, 2010 and whole lot of other events.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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IPL 2019 schedule for 17 matches out, CSK to take on RCB on March 23

first_imgThe Indian Premier League (IPL) released the schedule of the first 17 matches on Tuesday but they will still be subject to change. A final confirmation will be made once the dates for the general elections are announced.In a media release on their website, IPL released the dates of the matches to be played in the first two weeks from March 23.MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are set to face each other in the opener as defending champions Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians open their campaign against Delhi Capitals on Sunday, March 24 hours after a potential blockbuster between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata.”These are still subject to the announcement of the Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once these have been released BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.”This is still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates.”A total of 17 matches will be played during this 2 weeks period across the 8 home venues of the respective franchises. All teams will play a minimum of 4 matches with DC and RCB playing 5 matches. Every team will play a minimum of 2 home and 2 away matches with DC playing 3 home matches, while RCB will play 3 away matches.”advertisementThe first two weekends will be double headers. However, the BCCI is yet to confirm the timings despite having mentioned afternoon and evening in the iternary.Full schedule of IPL 2019 (1st 17 matches)Saturday, March 23 Evening: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in ChennaiSunday, March 24Afternoon: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in KolkataEvening: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals in MumbaiMonday, March 25Evening: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab in JaipurTuesday, March 26Evening: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings in DelhiWednesday, March 27Evening: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab in KolkataThursday, March 28Evening: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in BengaluruFriday, March 29Evening: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals in HyderabadSaturday, March 30Afternoon: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians in MohaliEvening: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in DelhiSunday, March 31Afternoon: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in HyderabadEvening: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals in ChennaiMonday, April 1Evening: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals in MohaliTuesday, April 2 Evening: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in JaipurWednesday, April 3Evening: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in MumbaiThursday, April 4 Evening: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in DelhiFriday, April 5Evening: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in BengaluruAlso Read | MS Dhoni plays charity football match ahead of India vs Australia seriesAlso Read | India, England standout contenders for 2019 World Cup: Herschelle GibbsAlso Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso See:last_img read more

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Officer involved shooting in Midway District

Officer involved shooting in Midway District

first_imgOfficer involved shooting in Midway District Updated: 6:46 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A San Diego police officer shot and wounded a 23- year-old man inside a Midway District apartment, police said Friday.Dispatchers received a 911 call around 9:45 p.m. Thursday from a person reporting that a man in an apartment in the 3100 block of Cauby Street had cut his own throat with a knife and the knife had been taken away from the man, San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Officers responded to the location and the man’s family member let them into the apartment and led them to a back bedroom, Dupree said. When officers approached the man in the bedroom he allegedly pulled out a knife from his jacket pocket and raised it up toward officers.The officers then drew their weapons and ordered the man to back up, but the man continued to advance on the officers with the knife pointed at them, the lieutenant said.One of the officers then fired his weapon at the man, striking him at least once in the upper body, Dupree said.Officers administered medical aid until paramedics arrived and transported the man to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, he said.It was unclear if the man, whose name was not immediately available, had cut his own neck with the knife.The officer who shot the man is a six-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, Dupree said. The officer’s name was not immediately available.Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting. January 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitter Posted: January 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News last_img read more

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