Morocco to Introduce Flexible Exchange Rate System for Dirham Monday

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Economy and Finance will launch a flexible exchange rate system for dirham currency on Monday, January 12, according to a statement issued on Friday by Morocco’s Ministry of Finance and Economy.The decision made by the ministry concerns a new exchange rate regime where the parity of the dirham is determined within a band of fluctuation of ± 2.5 percent against ±0.3 percent currently, compared to a central rate set by Bank Al Maghrib on the basis of a currency basket composed of the EUR and USD by up to 60 percent and 40 percent respectively.Morocco’s Bank Al Maghrib “will continue to intervene on the foreign exchange market to ensure its liquidity,” added the statement. The decision is undertaken under conditions marked by the solidity of the financial sector and the consolidation of macroeconomic bases, including an appropriate level of foreign exchange reserves and a controlled inflation.The ministry added that the reform will also be supported by the structural and sectoral reforms.The decision taken by the ministry is aimed at strengthening the resilience of the national economy to exogenous shocks in order to support its competitiveness and to improve its level of growth, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The exchange rate regime reform will also support the structural changes taking place in the Moroccan economy, particularly in terms of diversification, openness and integration into the global economy, concluded the statement. read more

Fire marshall investigates Princess St fire

The Fire Marshal’s office doesn’t expect to pinpoint the cause of a massive industrial fire in Hamilton for at least another couple of days.Investigators were at the site of the blaze all day today.The ruthless inferno ripped through all eight units at 135 Princess, leaving behind little more than rubble.Building owner, Saber Altaher, lost everything in his auto body shop, but he, at least, is insured. Some of his tenants are not.“All is gone. My tools is gone, the car inside the shop gone, the customers’ cars are gone,” says Mohammed Isaq who lost his business in the fire.“I feel so bad for them. It’s hard, I don’t know what they’re going to do now,” says AltaherRoughly 80 cars were destroyed, and damages will likely top $2 million. The fire spread rapidly because of flammable materials housed inside the building. How it first started is under investigation.“We’re still at the beginning stages and because it’s such a large scene it’s going to take us a few days to go through,” says Kevin Pahor, one of the investigators.The owner of the building says one of his tenants spotted a fire in his shop and called 9-1-1.Another tenant says he saw multiple small fires outside that unit earlier Friday evening. read more

The people and Government of Mexico stand quakehit countrys leader tells UN

.Praising this coming-together, evidenced by emergency assistance from countries both near and far, the Minister expressed his appreciation for the support in the aftermath of the disaster and added that being a member of the United Nations through such an ordeal, means “being among family.” He said the degree of international unity being demonstrated in Mexico today is the sort of remedy other global challenges are lacking, and that the root of many world challenges stem from a mistrust in multilateralism. “No country, as powerful as it may be, is capable of responding alone to the enormous challenges shared during our time,” he noted. Turning to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Mr. Caso reaffirmed the power of solidarity, saying that for his nation, the agenda is a state commitment, and that UN Members States should collectively channel the Organization as a means of prioritizing human prosperity. In his address, the Mexican leader also underscored the importance for protecting human rights, ensuring women and girls are not vulnerable to sexual abuse and violence, and combatting discrimination. Underscoring the need to strengthen measures promoting inclusion, Mr. Caso reaffirmed his country’s openness to the world and expressed hope for cross-cultural bridges to neighbors near and far. Acknowledging his country’s socio-political tension with the United States, Mr. Caso noted that Mexico is proud of being a member of North America and underscored support for fellow Mexicans “regardless of immigration status.” “The Mexican Government has a moral and legal obligation to protect and support you,” he said, and celebrated the “dreamers” – undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children – who through this legislation were able to pursue education and hopes for a better life. Concluding his remarks, Mr. Caso recalled the tragic disasters that hit Mexico, adding: “My message to you today is that we Mexicans will overcome this catastrophe and our nation will emerge stronger.” “The people and Government of Mexico stand.” Full statement (in Spanish) available here read more

Utah edges Tulsa 6964 behind Gach Barefield

SALT LAKE CITY — Both Gach and Sedrick Barefield scored 15 points apiece to lead Utah to a 69-64 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.Jayce Johnson added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Utes. Utah (4-3) improved to 3-0 at home this season.Jeriah Horne scored 15 points, Sterling Taplin added 12 points and Lawson Korita chipped in 11 to lead the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa (5-3) lost for the third time in four games after shooting just 36 per cent from the field.Utah missed nine of its first 11 shots before snapping the slump with four straight baskets. Gach provided the first three, including back-to-back 3-pointers. Riley Battin capped it off with a third 3-pointer to put the Utes ahead 15-6.Tulsa took its own cold start on offence a step further. The Golden Hurricane missed all 15 shots they attempted from 3-point range in the first half and opened up 0-of-18 from outside. They shot a scant 26 per cent from the field (8-of-31) in the first 20 minutes.Tulsa didn’t score consecutive field goals for the first time until Daquan Jeffries and Martins Igbanu had back-to-back jumpers in the final two minutes of the half. Their baskets answered back-to-back baskets from Donnie Tillman and Jayce Johnson and cut Utah’s lead to 21-15.The Utes eventually carved out a 30-19 lead on Gach’s third 3-pointer early in the second half.Lawson Korita finally broke Tulsa’s long-distance drought with a corner three, highlighting baskets on four straight possessions for the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa trimmed the deficit to 34-30 on Jeriah Horne’s jumper. Sedrick Barefield and Parker Van Dyke answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to quell a potential rally and push Utah’s lead to 40-32.Tulsa cut the deficit to a basket on a 3-pointer from Jeffries with 6:46 remaining. Utah answered with a 7-0 run, capped by a Barefield 3-pointer, to extend its lead to 57-47 with 4:20 left.BIG PICTURETulsa: Poor shooting ultimately undercut a golden opportunity for the Golden Hurricane to score a big road upset over a Pac-12 team. Tulsa gave itself plenty of chances to get baskets after pulling down 17 offensive rebounds, but the Golden Hurricane just couldn’t get shots to consistently fall.Utah: Defence came to the rescue for the Utes after an anemic offensive effort. This could be a recurring theme for Utah. With several inexperienced freshmen playing key roles, things are likely to be bumpy on offence as the season progresses.UP NEXTTulsa hosts instate rival Oklahoma State on Wednesday.Utah plays instate rival BYU in the Beehive Classic on Saturday.____More AP college basketball: and Coon, The Associated Press read more

Apple souhaite acquérir le nom de domaine iphone5com

first_imgApple souhaite acquérir le nom de domaine iphone5.comAvant même la sortie de l’iPhone 5, Apple chercherait actuellement à acquérir le nom de domaine Une adresse aujourd’hui détenue par un forum…La firme de Cupertino n’aime pas qu’on utilise le nom de ces produits et elle le prouve encore une fois. Comme le rapporte, Apple aurait en effet enregistré une demande auprès de l’Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle (OMPI). Objectif : récupérer le nom de domaine actuellement utilisé par un forum privé. À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Or, ce n’est pas la première fois que la firme à la pomme dépose une telle demande. En novembre dernier, elle avait ainsi déposé un dossier visant sept noms de domaine qui utilisaient sa marque iPhone :,,,,, et Une requête pour laquelle Apple a obtenu gain de cause. Courant 2011, elle avait également réussi à récupérer les noms de domaines et dans le cas présent, la demande intervient avant même la sortie du smartphone, la firme pourrait bien de nouveau obtenir ce qu’elle veut. Pour le nom de domaine français, l’affaire pourrait toutefois s’avérer plus compliquée comme l’explique le site ITespresso. Celui-ci remarque que le nom utilisée par le dépositaire dès mars 2010 serait… Ano Nymous.Le 8 mai 2012 à 10:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ASA Participates in High Level Trade Meetings with Chinese Officials

first_imgRepresentatives of the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 25,000 United States soybean producers, today joined Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick during U.S.-China agriculture trade discussions with a senior level Chinese delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi for the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The meeting was held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”On behalf of U.S. soybean farmers, I want to thank Secretary Veneman and Ambassador Zoellick for all the help they have provided to the soybean industry, and I would like to welcome representatives of the Chinese delegation,” said ASA Washington Representative John Gordley. “American farmers thank the people of China for their purchases of U.S. soybeans, which have been vital to farmer profitability.”With support from the Foreign Agricultural Service and soybean farmers’ checkoff investments, ASA opened an office in China and began working with the Chinese industry 21 years ago. ASA’s mission in China has always been one of working closely with Chinese aquaculture, livestock, feed milling, and soybean processing industries to increase their production and efficiency. This work not only increased demand for soybeans, but also resulted in the production of better and more food for the Chinese people. So while U.S. soybean farmers have greatly benefited from ASA’s work, so have Chinese consumers.On issues of policy, ASA strongly supported China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and ASA actively and successfully lobbied Congress to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status. Today, China is the largest export market in the world for U.S. soybean farmers, accounting for over one-third of total U.S. exports. This marketing year alone, China has purchased over 8.2 million metric tons of soybeans, with a farm-gate value of over $2.2 billion.U.S. soybean producers have benefited from strong market demand from China. Imports of soybeans from the U.S. allow China to keep meat and vegetable oil supplied and prices under control for Chinese consumers. As ASA’s work in China has created additional demand in China from the livestock and aquaculture industries, Chinese soybean producers also have benefited from this additional demand building.”The soybean success story that the United States and China have to tell is truly a win-win story,” Gordley said. “We have proven that everyone prospers when governments and industries on both sides of the Pacific work together, and ASA is proud of the role it has played in helping feed the Chinese people.”last_img read more

Developer to build Fred Meyer fuel center retail

first_imgVancouver-based MAJ Development Corp. has submitted an application to construct a fueling station for Fred Meyer as part of a retail complex on four reconfigured lots in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.The project, called Salmon Creek Retail, is to be developed in three phases at 406 N.E. 139th St., across the street from Fred Meyer and just off the Interstate 5 interchange under construction at 139th.The work calls for a 6,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail building with a drive-through, a 3,800-square-foot financial building with drive through and a 6,400-square-foot auto care center for Gaynor’s Automotive on property currently occupied by Gaynor’s.last_img

Spicejet employee dies after getting stuck in landing gear door

first_imgMUMBAI: 22-year-old Rohit Pandey was working on the landing gear of a Bombardier Q400 when the doors trapped him in. This comes a week after runway excursions and incidents involving SpiceJet aircraft, putting the airline under DGCA’s scanner. After surprise surveillance last year, DGCA issued four show-cause notices to SpiceJet on poor training standards. SpiceJet is yet to release an official Statement.last_img

Alibaba seeks CCI approval as it eyes stake in Big Basket

first_imgReutersAs more and more people in India warm up to online shopping, even buying groceries and household items through various websites, Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba has sought the approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to acquire stake in online grocery seller Big Basket.While the details of Alibaba’s offer, such as value and quantum of investment, are not yet known, CCI in a note confirmed that the firm had expressed an interest in the grocery seller.”The proposed combination relates to the acquisition and purchase of shares of Supermarket Grocery Supplies (SGS – the entity that runs BigBasket) by Alibaba Singapore,” the Press Trust of India quoted a CCI notice as saying.Big Basket started operations in three Indian cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai and has now expanded to Pune, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Patna, Kolkata, Vijaywada, Jaipur, Indore, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Lucknow. Considering its growth, this is not the first time that Alibaba’s name has been associated with the online grocer.Earlier this year, Alibaba and Paytm Mall were reportedly in discussions with Big Basket for a stake valued at about $200 million.Meanwhile, if the deal materialises, it will be a good move for Alibaba to rival Amazon, which already delivers groceries in numerous Indian cities. Not just that, the Chinese firm has been aiming at improving trade relations with India and spoke about the same at the recently held event at the Indian Embassy in Beijing. Reuters fileThe Chinese firm said that India is important to the region in terms of trade and the neighbouring nation was the next big thing for numerous Chinese firms. “Silicon Valley is pretty much made by half Indians and half Chinese, why not join hands?” said Benny Chen, who leads the India and Global Strategic Alliance division at Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial services affiliate.And it is not just Alibaba that has been making strides in India. Another firm pleased with its position in India is Xiaomi. Shirley Mao, the vice director of Xiaomi Investment, said that the smartphone firm has been witnessing quite some success and growth in the Indian market and will continue to invest in the country with a specific target at content and fintech brands.last_img read more

Maritime trash Is Costa Rica really doing its part

first_imgOPINIONWe are known for being a green, eco-friendly country, but I look around today and see garbage everywhere – in the streets, rivers, lakes and streams. I question what is being done about the trash being dumped into the waterways of Costa Rica – trash that eventually ends up in the oceans.In October 1983, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, known as the MARPOL Convention, entered into force, with 152 countries on board, including Costa Rica. MARPOL, adopted at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. It responds to the need to control the dumping of garbage into the world’s oceans and waterways. This includes maritime zones such as beaches and estuaries.My question is: What is Costa Rica doing to enforce MARPOL Annex 5, which includes a complete ban on the disposal into the sea of all forms of plastics?I recently ran into a problem with a boat anchored in Playas del Coco, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. The boat’s captain was suspected of dumping scrap material – or dunnage as it is know by the IMO – and was reported to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. Unfortunately, nothing was done.Pollution prevention begins not just with children in schools, but also by educating Costa Rica’s fishermen and boaters. Garbage at sea affects not just marine mammals and fish, but also our coral reefs, which are much more delicate than one might imagine. Without the coral reefs young fish have nowhere to mature before heading out to open, deep-water ocean formations.With the increasing use of plastic, human influence has become a threat to the oceans, as many types of plastics do not biodegrade. Waterborne plastic poses a serious threat to fish, seabirds, marine reptiles and marine mammals, as well as to boats and coasts. Dumping, container spillage, litter washed into storm drains and waterways and wind-blown landfill waste all contribute to this problem.MARPOL’s Annex 5 originally allowed for the dumping of most garbage at sea with the exception of plastics, providing ships were a specified distance from shore. Last January, a new Annex 5 went into effect, practically prohibiting the discharge of all garbage and waste at sea.The discharge of garbage into the sea is not limited to boats and ships. I often witness people who come to the beach and camp for the weekend or during big holidays, and leave their garbage sitting in the maritime zone, which is more or less the same as dumping it into a river or the ocean. As the ocean rises and falls, and rivers flood, trash makes it way to sea, damaging reefs and injuring and killing marine wildlife.I was a former merchant marine officer on very large container ships and traveled across the world. It was my duty to educate crews on what could be discharged and what had to be held until the next port, where it could be discharged. What can we do to educate a country that is so eco-friendly to make people realize that if we don’t take care of what we have, it won’t be there for our children?As can be seen from MARPOL’s new Annex 5, not much of anything can be discharged into maritime zones and oceans. Previously only ships 12 meters or more in length were obliged to display placards advising crew and passengers of the MARPOL Annex 5 garbage disposal requirements. This has now been extended to include fixed and floating platforms (including marinas and piers). All required placards must be up-to-date and state the relevant prohibition and restrictions for discharging garbage from ships and platforms under the revised MARPOL Annex 5.Every ship of 100 gross tons and above, and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more, and fixed or floating platforms must have a garbage management plan.Additionally, every ship of 400 gross tons and above, and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more engaged in voyages to ports or offshore terminals under the jurisdiction of another party to MARPOL, and every fixed or floating platform shall carry a Garbage Record Book.The competent government authority of a party to the convention may inspect the Garbage Record Book on board any ship while the ship is in ports or offshore terminals; they may make copies of any entry in that book, and require the master of the ship to certify that the copy is a true copy of such an entry. Officials also may impose penalties for infractions.I am not clear on what the laws in Costa Rica are for littering the beaches, but now would be a good time to start posting them at major points of tourism and start enforcing them. It is our duty to keep the beaches and waterways of Costa Rica clean, but it is not our duty to pick up after the people who are dumping the trash. I wish someone would explain to me why I need to carry garbage bags with me each time I go to the beach or visit a river for a swim so that I can spend my time picking up after someone else instead of relaxing like the people who left their garbage behind.Michael Patterson is a retired merchant mariner with several years of experience at sea, both professionally and leisurely. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Flight attendant suing Qantas

first_imgA trainee flight attendant is taking legal action against Qantas over an unfair dismissal claim. Jessie Holgersson, was completing her second training exercise aboard the Boeing 747 that suffered an engine blowout on 5 November this year. Ms Holgersson said her contract was terminated after she objected to waiting more than 24 hours for psychological debriefing, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The ordeal was overwhelming for the twenty five year-old novice flight attendant. “When you’re on your second flight ever and you see flame out your window, it’s a little bit disturbing to say the least,” she said. Qantas said Ms Holgersson was never a direct employee of the airline and was being assessed for possible employment with one of their UK subsidiaries. “Based on her behaviours during the training phase, the decision was made not to offer her employment,” a spokesperson for Qantas said. The airline was adamant regarding their stance on counselling.“All cabin crew including any in training were provided with immediate and appropriate support,” said Qantas. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

Tokyo Japan – Reported by Donovan Longo for Elite

first_imgTokyo, Japan – Reported by Donovan Longo for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazinePalace Hotel Tokyo is new to the luxury hotel scene but is already making a splash. Opened in May 2012 the Palace Hotel Tokyo redefines the fine art of Japanese hospitality. Celebrating the country’s rich culture, guests will encounter an unparalleled experience of Japan. Now only four months after opening their doors, Palace Hotel Tokyo has established itself as a much sought-after culinary destination.“Most hotels endeavor to have at least one widely talked about signature restaurant,” said Executive Director & General Manager, Masaru Watanabe. “What we’ve established at Palace Hotel Tokyo is a constellation of restaurants, each a new beacon for diners intent on experiencing some of the most sophisticated cuisine of its class in Japan.”Palace Hotel Tokyo has a total of ten restaurants and bars. While the hotel caters to its Japanese culture and cuisine, guests can also experience the fine dining cuisine of France thanks to Patrick Henriroux. Henriroux has laid claim to two-star status for the past decade for La Pyramide in Vienne, France, and is now collaborating with the hotel on Crown, the hotel’s fine dining French restaurant. Bringing French cuisine to Tokyo has been built for years, this lavish fusion of cuisine and cultures will continually be refreshed with periodic exchange visits between the culinary team in Vienne and their counterparts in Tokyo.Another beacon of the hotel is the signature restaurant of Palace Hotel Tokyo. Wadakura can be viewed as the gem of Japanese cuisine. Wadakura is a multifaceted luxurious dining experience where guests can enjoy tempura fresh from the famous Tsukijji Fish Market at Tatsumi; an exclusive six seat bar. If you are not in the mood for fish, try out GO, where you can taste the finest Japanese beef grilled specially for you on teppanyaki grills. At Sushi Kanesaka, Kanesaka is sharpening the reputation of a venue to rival his own Michelin two-star eatery in Ginza. And if guests can still not satisfy their taste buds, the main dining room presents other Japanese favorites such as sukiyaki and shabu-shabu alongside seasonal kaiseki-style chef’s tasting menus.Another option for jet-setting food lovers is Amber Place, where Old World China is displayed through a world of antique wood paneling and deep amber colors. A team of seasoned chefs in Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines create a dining experience that is unlike anything else.If guests are looking for a more intimate meal, Palace Hotel Tokyo offers a number of other wine-and-dine opportunities. Found in the grandiose main lobby is the Grand Kitchen where diners can experience an open-air kitchen. Lounge Bar Privé offers a chic, intimate dining and lounging experience. Located on the sixth floor, guests can take in views of the city skyline and the Imperial Palace gardens. Palace Hotel Tokyo also offers a lofty, welcoming Palace Lounge. Adorned with a luxurious fireplace, guests can sip cocktails or Japanese-style afternoon tea in this inviting and beautiful space.If the Lounge Bar Privé is too personal for your taste, wander into the Royal Bar where deep leather alcoves and dark wood paneling create a classic 1960’s atmosphere. Indulge in top shelf liquors and some of the world’s finest cigars.Palace Hotel Tokyo offers both a luxurious stay for guests and a lavish experience for diners. Experience the culinary journey and all the majestic tastes Japan has to offer.www.palacehoteltokyo.comlast_img read more

Parties reflecting way forward to be decided in due course

first_imgFollowing the collapse of the latest round of reunification talks, the parties in Cyprus are in a period of reflection, the United Nations said, and the UNSG will make a decision on the way forward in due course.Speaking during the daily briefing on Tuesday, UNSG spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric said: “the parties are, right now, in what we would call a period of reflection”.“In due course, the secretary general will make a decision on the way forward”, he added.Dujarric added that the “office of the special adviser remains” and will be headed by the deputy special adviser, Elizabeth Spehar, who also serves as the [head] of UNFICYP (United Nations Force in Cyprus).Special adviser Espen Barth Eide, officially requested to be released from his responsibilities in order to run in the upcoming legislative elections in his country, Norway.It followed talks at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana between June 28 and July 7, which ended without an agreement to reunify the island.“As a matter of principle, whenever an envoy is named, it is obviously… there is consultation with the parties. We are never going to put forward a name or person that one or more of the parties do not accept. That’s a matter of principle.”Dujarric said that Antonio Guterres was clear in his comments in Switzerland that he remains available should the parties come to him.“I’m sure that Cyprus will be one of the many issues that will be discussed in the secretary general’s various bilaterals that he will have during the General Assembly.” You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

President to meet Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Monday

first_imgPresident of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will hold talks in Paris on Monday afternoon with French President Emmanuel Macron.The meeting will examine the latest developments in the Cyprus issue, bilateral relations with emphasis on energy and defence matters, Euro – Turkish relations and regional issues. The two leaders will then make statements to the press.President Anastasiades is accompanied by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides.The President will visit on Monday the Louvre where Cypriot antiquities are exhibited. He will also give interviews to French media.On Sunday he met with officials from TOTAL energy company which is active in Cyprus’ EEZ.The Cypriot President returns home early on Tuesday.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

DEFA opts for second tender

first_imgThe board of the Cyprus’ Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) yesterday approved a second tender for the short-term supply of natural gas in Cyprus.According to an announcement, the second tender invites proposals for the supply of natural gas to the Vassilikos power station for a period of up to ten years, commencing on January 1, 2016.DEFA said it prepared the tender documents based on the mandate received from the cabinet, following discussions with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), and on the basis of data submitted by the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA), the Energy Ministry’s Energy Service and other authorities.Further details regarding the ‘Invitation Document’ will be announced in the Official Journal of the European Union and in the press, while detailed information will be uploaded on DEFA’s website.Earlier in the week, DEFA head Eleni Vasiliadou said the company was working round the clock to complete the dossier for a second tender for natural gas imports to be used for domestic power generation.The island is currently exclusively reliant on expensive heavy fuel oil for power production.The first tender was terminated in October last year after DEFA failed to agree with any of the bidders.Cyprus decided on a new international tender after overtures to Israel to export natural gas from the Tamar field apparently failed to bear fruit.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Nicosia to host first trilateral meeting among FMs of Cyprus Greece and

first_imgNicosia will host on Tuesday, June 4, the first trilateral meeting among the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia, Nikos Christodoulides, George Katrougalos and Ζohrab Mnatsakanyan respectively.According to an announcement issued here today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the proceedings of the Trilateral Ministerial Meeting will be hosted at the Presidential Palace with the participation of delegations of the Foreign Ministries of the three countries.The three Ministers will make statements to the press at 14.15 while the consultations will continue in the context of a working lunch.Earlier, Katrougalos and Mnatsakanyan, accompanied by Christodoulides, will be received by the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiades at 12.45 during a ceremonial meeting.The aim of this trilateral co-operation between Cyprus, Armenia and Greece is to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity through enhanced political dialogue and extended cooperation between the three countries.Tomorrow`s first Ministerial meeting will deicide on the next steps and examine areas of common interest for further cooperationOn the sidelines of the Trilateral Meeting,  Christodoulides will hold in the morning separate meetings both with his Armenian and Greek counterparts at the Foreign Ministry, the announcement concludes.CNA has learned that the Minsters will discuss, among others, about Energy issues and Turkish provocations in the Cypriot EEZ, the Cyprus problem, EU – Armenia relations and regional issues.Christodoulides and Katrougalos are expected to discuss, among others, about developments regarding the Turkish illegal actions in the Cypriot EEZ, in the framework of the coordination between Nicosia and Athens with a view to address them, and the Cyprus problem.Ankara has issued a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. The Turkish drill ship “Fatih”  has been located west of the Akamas peninsula, in an area which falls within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.CNAYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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