Top brass shuffled again as army commander becomes militarys secondincommand

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Forces’ top brass is being shuffled again following the surprise resignation this week of the military’s second-in-command.Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen. Jean-Marc Lanthier is being tapped to be the new vice-chief of defence staff, the fifth officer to serve in that position since 2016.He takes over from Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, who linked his resignation Tuesday to an aborted attempt to reinstate Vice-Admiral Mark Norman into the position.Norman was suspended as vice-chief in January 2017 and later charged with breach-of-trust for allegedly leaking government secrets before the case was dropped in May.While Norman said at the time that he wanted to return to his former position, he instead agreed to a settlement with the government and has since retired.Lanthier’s move is only one several resulting from Wynnyk’s resignation, with Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre taking over as army commander and Rear Admiral Haydn Edmundson moving up to take over from Eyre as the military’s top human-resources officer.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Billy Ray Cyrus commits to addressing issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal

first_imgAPTN National NewsFresh off his concert at the Ab Day Live festival in Winnipeg, singer Billy Ray Cyrus sits down with APTN’s Shaneen Robinson.The talk soon turns to what can be done about the number of Aboriginal women and girls who have either gone missing or have been murdered.And what he’s planning to do about it.last_img

Vehicle used in Kishtwar terror attack seized: Cops

first_imgJammu: Police have seized the car used in the Kishtwar terror attack in which a senior RSS functionary and his PSO were killed, an officer said Sunday.The vehicle was recovered from an area in Kishtwar district, he said. Police have released a photograph of the owner of the vehicle, Zahid Hussain, who had been absconding since the attack, the officer said. “We have identified and tracked down a vehicle (used in the terror attack). We have identified its owner also,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, M K Sinha said. Hussain has reportedly joined terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen recently but police did not confirm this. According to sources, the car had a false number plate and had changed hands four times. Senior RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard were killed on April 9 when a militant opened fire inside a health centre in Kishtwar town.last_img read more

Three Moroccan Women Among Forbes’ 200 Most Powerful Arab Women

Fez- Three Moroccan women were selected among Forbes’ 200 most powerful women in the Arab World in 2014 in the category “family business.” The three powerful Moroccan women fare well as they occupy the first 50 spots of the most influential Arab women included in the list.The first Moroccan woman on the list is Meriem Bensalah Chaqroun, who ranked 15th, followed by the CEO of Aksal Group, Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch, who ranked 18th and Nadia Kettani, Head of the the Casablanca-based International Law Firm Kettani, who ranked 49th. The three women were listed by Jeune Afriqe and other 5 Moroccan women as the most influential 25 African women of 2013. Meriem Bensalah ChaqrounAn MBA graduate in International Managment and Finance from University of Dallas, Texas, USA, Meriem Bensalah Chaqroun was elected Wednesday, May 16, 2012 as President of the CGE M. She also directed for 23 years the mineral water companies Sidi Ali, Oulmes, and Bahia. She is the daughter of Abdelkader Bensalah, founder of the conglomerate Holmarcom.Salwa AkhannouchHead of Akwa Group, a distributor of petroleum products, Salwa Akhannouch is a prominent Moroccan businesswoman who heads the franchise group Aksal, founded in 2004. Her ambitious project, Morocco Mall, is the largest shopping center of Africa and the Middle East and in the world top five. Her father, the famous Berber businessman Ahmed Haj Belfiqih, made his fortune in the tea trade. She is married to Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture.Nadia KettaniSince 1992, Nadia Kettani has been a Partner, Co-Manager and the Head of the International Consulting Department at Kettani Law Firm in Casablanca, one of Morocco’s oldest and most prestigious law firms. Kettani Law Firm’s project and corporate finance experts have been involved in advising the $1.6 billion financing of projects at the port of Jorf Lasfar.Gulf Women top the listThe list of the 200 most powerful Arab women is topped by United Arab Emirates’ Raja Easa El Gurg, Managing Director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC. She is followed by Saudi Arabia’ Lubna Olayan, Vice Chairperson of the Board & CEO of Olayan Financing Company, and Bahrain’s Mona Almoayyed, Managing Director of Y K Almoayyed & Sons Group.Forbes’ ranking was elaborated based on seven criteria, namely the degree of power associated with the position, the years of professional experience, the family generation the individual belongs to, Individual’s media interaction and online presence, the number of years in operation, the number of countries in which the organization has operations, and the number of employees. read more

Zeid holds talks with North CM IDPs and families of missing

At the meeting with Wigneswaran the issue on political prisoners was discussed and Wigneswaran later told reporters the visit by Zeid to the North has given some hope for the political prisoners. At the meeting with the war displaced, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had assured that he will take their concerns to the Government. (Colombo Gazette) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran and also met war displaced families and families of those reported missing, when he visited the North today.He also had talks with the Governor of the Northern Province H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, the UN office in Colombo said. read more

Senior UN official hits ground running in seeking to resolve TimorLeste violence

“He hit the ground running and he’s been in a series of meetings already,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said of Ian Martin, head of the UN Human Rights Mission in Nepal, whom he dispatched urgently to a country which the world body shepherded to independence from Indonesia in 2002.Mr. Annan told reporters in New York the UN would need to carefully assess the lessons of the current unrest to see whether it had withdrawn its peacekeeping forces too soon. The UN office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL) reported that although violence, which began last month with the dismissal of 594 soldiers (a third of the total armed forces), has decreased, looting continued and IDP camps had been attacked. Australian troops have already landed in the country at the Government’s request to help restore calm. According to an assessment completed today by UN agencies and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff, some 100,000 persons are being sheltered in IDP camps, including 65,000 around Dili, the capital, whose population is 150,000.The UN World Food Programme says it has rushed to Timor-Leste five days worth of rations for 95,000 people, but warned that more help is needed, not only with food but with shelter, sanitation, and health care.UNOTIL said the numbers of displaced persons were swelling because of continued lack of security. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is sending in an extra team to coordinate UN and NGO assistance.Mr. Annan, who called the situation “sad and tragic,” said he is expecting a political assessment as to what went wrong from Mr. Martin, who was his Special Representative in East Timor in 1999, as it was called then, when the country voted for independence from Indonesia, which had occupied it after Portugal left in 1974.Asked whether the UN had drawn down the peacekeeping force too quickly, Mr. Annan said: “There has been a sense that we tend to leave conflict areas too soon, and this is one of the issues that we hope the (newly formed) Peacebuilding Commission will help us address and get the message across – that when we get into these situations, we should be in for the medium to the longer term and take a longer term view, rather than a short-term view, believing that we can leave after elections.” The world organization originally set up the UN Transitional Administration (UNTAET) in 1999 to usher the country to independence in 2002, after which it replaced it with a downsized operation, the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET). This in turn was replaced by the current residual UNOTIL. “Would it have made a difference if the UN had stayed longer – if we had not drawn down our forces too quickly?” Mr. Annan asked. “This is something that I must assess and we have developed a follow-on mission, and I’m going to have to re-think our own proposal for the follow-on force.“But we also need to be careful because of the way different missions are seen to be treated. Some sometimes tend to think that there is a racist content in official UN thinking, when we are dealing with some of these issues, but I don’t think that is entirely correct.“But that is a perception that we also need to address,” he added, noting that the UN has been in Cyprus “for ages” as well as spending extended time in Bosnia and Herzegovina and still administering the Serbian province of Kosovo after taking it over in 1999. read more

Average weekly payroll earnings rose in April StatsCan

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose to $896.63 in April, up one per cent from March.And the federal agency says earnings increased by 3.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis.Earnings growth in the wholesale trade, construction and retail industries outpaced the year-over-year national average, while earnings declined in health-care and social assistance.Average weekly earnings in wholesale rose 8.5 per cent to $1,096.42, while construction earnings were up 6.9 per cent to $1,141.62 and retail trade earnings rose 4.4 per cent to $531.Weekly earnings of payroll employees in health-care and social assistance fell 1.2 per cent to $815.93.Average weekly earnings increased in every province in the 12 months to April, with the highest growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2012 9:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average weekly payroll earnings rose in April: StatsCan read more

HSBC bank net profit fell 17 pct in 2012 after US moneylaundering

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The HSBC banking group saw its net profits drop nearly 17 per cent in 2012, as it counted the cost of a hefty U.S. fine it paid to settle money-laundering claims. But earnings remained robust at $13.5 billion as Asian businesses performed well.HSBC paid nearly $2 billion last year to settle a money-laundering case involving illicit drug money from Mexico brought by U.S. and U.K. officials. The bank’s head of compliance resigned from his position and apologized to the Senate investigation last year after it was found HSBC had lax controls that exposed it to money-laundering and terrorist financing.The bank also paid a $1.4 billion fine in the U.K. for improperly selling financial products to customers and also wrote down the value of its own debt by $5.2 billion.Investors were disappointed by the figures, sending the company’s shares down nearly 3 per cent to 7.06 pounds in early trading in London.The bank’s net profit of $14.03 billion was 16.5 per cent down on the same period last year. However, the bank noted that, not counting one-time charges, its “underlying profit” before tax rose 18 per cent to $16.4 billion, as it had to write off fewer bad loans. That suggests it is being hurt less by the economic downturn that has hit its European and U.S. units in recent years.Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said the bank has made important progress in focusing on its more profitable businesses and reducing costs. HSBC has cut staff by about 10 per cent.“In terms of the broader strategy that we set out in 2011, we’ve delivered most of what we promised,” he said in a statement. “We have made HSBC easier to manage and control by disposing of non-core businesses.”The bank, which showed substantial growth in its commercial and retail departments, increased its dividend payout by 10 per cent for the full year compared with 2011.Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, said the decline in the company’s share price on Monday is likely to be brief now that the bank has dealt with the difficult issues of job cuts and regulatory fines.“With these penalties now settled and out of the way, a major overhang on the stock price has been removed,” he said.The global banking group earns roughly 90 per cent of its revenue outside of Britain and has done well in growing Asian markets.HSBC also increased its fourth-quarter dividend some 50 per cent to 18 cents a share. HSBC bank net profit fell 17 pct in 2012 after US money-laundering fine, one-time debt charge by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2013 8:25 am MDT read more

Wynne promises 100M to build roads and bridges in rural northern Ontario

Wynne promises $100M to build roads and bridges in rural, northern Ontario BARRIE, Ont. – There will be a $100-million fund to build roads and bridges in rural and northern Ontario in next weeks’ provincial budget, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Friday.The infrastructure funding for 2013-14 will recognize the unique needs of the smaller and more remote communities, and support local construction jobs, Wynne said as she visited the site of a service centre under construction beside Highway 400.“What I have heard repeatedly is that we need this fund and we need it to be predictable and we need it to be ongoing, so we’re proposing $100 million at this point and then work towards a permanent fund in an ongoing way,” she said.With the budget coming next Thursday, Wynne travelled to Barrie to announce that the fund would be “the first step” in a comprehensive transportation plan for rural and northern Ontario, but couldn’t say if Barrie would qualify for any of the money.The Liberals “will be working with municipalities across the province to make sure we get the formula right because obviously there is a lot of need,” said Wynne.The opposition parties agreed more money for rural and northern communities would be welcome, as long as it’s new money, but both criticized the premier for making the announcement in a city just 100 kilometres north of Toronto.“It just shows that the Liberal Party of Toronto doesn’t have a grasp on what’s rural and what’s northern, and Barrie is neither,” said Barrie Conservative Rod Jackson.“If you’re going to make an announcement about rural and northern Ontario, it’s probably best to go to rural and northern Ontario to do it.”The New Democrats also questioned the location of Wynne’s announcement.“No disrespect to our friends in Barrie, they need the attention of the provincial government as anybody else, but this is the type of announcement that if you’re going to make it outside of Queen’s Park, at least go to somewhere in northern Ontario,” said NDP house leader Gilles Bisson.More details of the infrastructure fund are expected in the May 2 budget, added Wynne.“The funds will be made available starting in October of this year…given that all goes well over the next few days,” she said in a veiled reference to the vote on the upcoming budget, which will be a matter of confidence.The minority government needs help from at least one opposition party to pass the budget, which the Conservatives have already vowed to vote against.That means the NDP must decide if there’s enough in the fiscal blueprint that they can vote to keep the Liberals in power, or at the minimum abstain from the budget vote so the Liberals are not defeated.“We do not believe that an election is necessary, and I don’t think anyone in the province wants an unnecessary election,” said Wynne.The New Democrats said they don’t want to read next week’s budget to find the Liberals are using some sort of new “revenue tool” to pay for the northern infrastructure fund.“If this is all about revenue tools, a new tax on gas or any other tax, that’s not on,” warned Bisson.Wynne didn’t say how the northern infrastructure fund would be paid for, other than to insist it was new money.The premier said she was prepared to fight an election on the need to raise taxes or find some other way to provide a dedicated revenue stream to pay for $2 billion worth of transit improvements in the Toronto area every year for the next 25 years.She dismissed critics like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford who reject tax hikes and road tolls and insist the transit funding can be found through efficiencies.“Anybody who’s got a better idea, bring it forward,” said Wynne, “but for 40 years there has not been the collective will to dedicate the revenue to build the transit that we need.”Both the Conservatives and New Democrats have said they won’t support any effort by the Liberal government to raise taxes on people to pay for public transit. by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 26, 2013 4:28 pm MDT read more

Great Bustards on the brink of becoming selfsustainable 185 years after going

first_imgAdult male bustards can be identified by their bulging neck David Waters reveals the birds have started to breed  A puppet is used along with a special suit worn by staff to disguise them.David Waters, from the GBG, told the BBC that if it was a “reasonable year” it would be the first “new great bustard population” to be established “anywhere in the world”. Standing up to 3ft tall and with a wingspan of more than 8ft, some Great Bustards have been known to weigh as much as 21kg (46lb) Adult male bustards can be identified by their bulging neckCredit:AFP/Getty Images Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. David Waters reveals the birds have started to breed Credit:Justin Sutcliffe He said: “The birds have started to breed. We had six nests last year and we’ll have a theoretical maximum this year of 21 nests.” Mr Waters added that once the Wiltshire birds were “self-sustaining” the group would “stop bringing birds in” from Russia and Spain.Huge and heavily built, adult male bustards can be identified by their bulging neck, heavy chest and cocked tail.center_img The birds can have a wingspan of more than 8ft Great Bustards, which were hunted into extinction in 1832, are now “on the point” of become self-sustainable, thanks to a pioneering scheme which has reintroduced the species to the UK.Once a familiar sight in grassland areas of southern Britain, the world’s heaviest bird suffered a dramatic decline in the early 19th Century because its size made it an easy target for hunters.But since 2004, hundreds of chicks have been released by charity the Great Bustard Group (GBG) on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire and a strong breeding population has been established. The project has established a breeding population of Great Bustards, which had been extinct since the middle of the 19th Century.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) March 17, 2017 The birds can have a wingspan of more than 8ftCredit:PA The Prince visited the Great Bustard Project in Wiltshire today to hear about their work helping to conserve endangered Great Bustard birds.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) March 17, 2017 The birds are omnivorous and their diet is mainly composed of plants, berries, insects and sometimes voles and lizards.It is hoped that by 2019 the number of “release birds” will have reached 100. On Friday, The Prince of Wales visited the project and was told how the population had grown from 10 birds to at least 48 in less than three years.Project staff, who are almost entirely volunteers, described the rearing process as “complex” as the young chicks need to be bill fed.last_img read more

When Will The Truth Reconciliation And Reparation Commission Commence Taking Cases

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYFour Commissions are welcome by the vast majority of Gambians who aim to give Gambia a new start. During the Jammeh regime all political parties in the opposition claimed that there was no level playing field for multi pasty politics. Hence constitutional and electoral reform were and are still considered to be major priorities in the political arena. The opposition parties called for the introduction of term limit of two terms, the second round of voting and Diaspora participation in voting as some of their priorities. The issue of Truth and reconciliation was also put in the agenda to enhance transitional justice.Many had expected these reforms to take place within the first year. However, the truth commission is yet to sit to receive cases for review. Foroyaa will visit the secretariat to find out the level of work in progress in achieving the goal set.last_img read more

FIU student battling cancer receives 10000 donation

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A university student fighting cancer had his wish granted in the form of a generous donation, Friday.The Make-A-Wish organization wrote a $10,000 check to help pay for a year of tuition for 19-year-old Juan Dosio, a sophomore at Florida International University.Dosio was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.“I thought I should spend it on what I found most interesting, which is physics and my studies. It’s my passion,” said Dosio.FIU also surprised Dosio with a scholarship to help cover tuition, books and fees for his junior and senior years at the university.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

North Pole awards 52M water system expansion contract to Fairbanks firm

first_imgMap of North Pole water system (Courtesy Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)Work on a $52 million project to expand North Pole’s municipal water system is expected to begin within a few weeks, now the City Council has awarded the contract to a Fairbanks company.Listen nowThe project will extend the system into areas where the groundwater was contaminated by a chemical compound that leaked from the now-shuttered North Pole Refinery more than a decade ago.North Pole’s City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed with public works Director Bill Butler’s recommendation to award the $52.1 million contract to Exclusive Paving of Fairbanks.Mayor Bryce Ward says it wasn’t the lowest bid submitted for the project – but it was the best of the five offers submitted.“Because of the size of the project and the timeframe and the constraints, we really wanted to make sure the contractor was well-equipped to be able to handle such a project with such a short timeline,” he said.Ward says he expects work to begin soon, initially around 12 Mile Village and on city property north of the Richardson Highway.“There is work that needs to be done before the ground thaws,” he said. “So they’re going to be out there, starting to work here within the next month or so.”The second phase, expected to begin next year, would extend the system into areas along Peridot Road to just beyond Badger Road.The project will pipe water into areas in and around town where the groundwater has been contaminated by sulfolane, an industrial solvent that leaked from the North Pole Refinery operated most recently by Flint Hills Resources Alaska.The city won’t have to pay for the work – an agreement brokered by the state last year requires Flint Hills to pay for 80 percent of the project, and for the state will pick up the rest of the cost. But Ward says that could change, depending on the outcome of a legal fight between Flint Hills and The Williams Companies, the Oklahoma-based firm that sold the refinery to Flint Hills in 2004.“Now, that is still pending,” the mayor said. “That allocation could change, with the ongoing litigation with the other party.”The contract is worth just over half of the maximum estimated project cost of $100 million. But Ward says there will be additional work needed after Exclusive Paving completes its part of the project.“It does not include everything,” he said. “Service connections are not part of this project. This project is just putting in the infrastructure, and service connections are going to be added on once the system is operational.”The city has scheduled a Feb. 24 open house at the North Pole Plaza Mall to provide more information about the project.last_img read more

Virtuoso predicts top 20 travel destinations for luxury travellers this summer

first_img Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Tags: Virtuoso Virtuoso predicts top 20 travel destinations for luxury travellers this summer Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> NEW YORK — After analyzing its data warehouse of $40.7 billion in transactions, Virtuoso has released its list of top destinations for upscale travellers this summer, including the fastest-growing places of interest.While European countries continue to attract the most visitors, the ranking of the hottest locales displays surprising diversity, with comeback destinations making a huge impact.Here are the top 10 most popular destinations for summer vacations based on future bookings:1. United Kingdom2. Italy3. Canada4. France5. South Africa6. Greece7. Germany8. Netherlands9. Ireland10. SpainEurope remains eternally popular for summer travel, with eight countries cracking the top 10. The boom in river cruising has boosted the popularity of countries like Germany. Canada also finishes strong thanks to its vibrant cities and close proximity to the U.S.Meanwhile, the countries that have seen the largest percentage of growth in year-over-year bookings are:More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North America1. Greece2. Poland3. Dominican Republic4. New Zealand5. Zambia6. Morocco7. Turks and Caicos8. Saint Lucia9. Vietnam10. EgyptEmerging from its financial upheaval, Greece is this summer’s fastest-growing destination due to pent-up demand. Poland, a gem of Eastern Europe, is also seeing luxury traveller growth, while adventurers are turning to less touristy destinations like Zambia, which boasts varied experiences alongside new luxury infrastructure. In the Caribbean, rising in the ranks are D.R., Turks and Caicos and Saint Lucia, all of which had minimal to no impact from the September 2017 hurricanes.last_img read more

3 time bombs found at north Nigeria university

first_img Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision? KANO, Nigeria (AP) – A Nigerian police official says that three time bombs were found in different sections of a university in the city of Kano.Police spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya said Tuesday that the university personnel alerted the police after finding the bombs in the science and law buildings and at the sports complex of Bayero University. Majiya said police were on their way to the sites to diffuse the bombs. Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family How men can have a healthy 2019 Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Kano is Nigeria’s largest city in its predominantly Muslim north. It saw at least 185 people killed in an attack by the Islamist sect Boko Haram in January.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

The Ripple Effect of Student Debt

first_imgThe Ripple Effect of Student Debt in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News DS News Asks Student Debt Student Loans video spotlight 2018-11-23 David Wharton November 23, 2018 1,962 Views center_img According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, U.S. student loan debt increased by $37 billion in Q3, up to a total of $1.44 trillion total as of September 30. A recent LendingTree analysis found that the median debt balance for millennials living in the 50 biggest U.S. cities is $23,064. This massive financial burden must inevitably send ripples out through the larger economy, but is there a correlation between higher education costs and the rate of foreclosures?That’s the question on deck in the video below, the first installment of our sister publication’s DS News Asks video series. For this inaugural installment, sponsored by, DS News looks at a recent study from the journal Demography, which analyzed the potential impact of families with children seeking higher education on the rate of foreclosures. What did they find? Click play on the video below to find out … Sharelast_img read more

Cyprus celebrates Earth Hour central event takes place at Presidential Palace

first_imgThe central celebration to mark this year’s Earth Hour took place Saturday evening at the Presidential Palace where President Nicos Anastasiades announced the appointment of Professor Costas Papanikolas, President of the Cyprus Institute (CyI), as his special adviser for Climate Change. Celebrations took place in other cities as well.Speaking at the event at the Presidential Palace, President Anastasiades said that Professor Papanikolas will work closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment in order to coordinate the actions that need to take place for our country to become a research center. He added that the aim is to implement at national and regional level the findings of the Regional Action Plan that Cyprus proposed to the European Commission.The President pointed out that the threats of climate change are there and they are visible and we should not underestimate them otherwise the impacts will be tragic for the ecosystem, the economy and our everyday lives.He spoke of the disastrous impacts of global warming, of the prolonged periods of drought and heavy rainfall, water scarcity, heatwaves and the loss of biodiversity, pointing out that these adverse effects of climate change are more intense in almost all regions of the world.President said that the situation is critical and it is imperative that we took effective measures and implement all the necessary policies to ensure the long-term sustainable development of our planet.In his speech the President referred to the measures the EU is putting forward to tackle the situation and the objectives and commitments for 2030 Framework.He added that in Cyprus we are already taking steps for clean and green energy with the use of renewable energy sources and with plans for energy saving.The President said that studies show that the Mediterranean region is one of the regions worst affected by climate change and this is one of the main reasons Cyprus proposed to the EC the implementation of a regional action plan to address the visible environmental and other risks in the area. According to the President this is an initiative that will be supported by ongoing research and the set-up of a dialogue forum for discussion and exchange of views and suggestions.In this framework, he noted, we are in contact with internationally renowned Professor Jeffrey Sacks, who is the Advisor to the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Development Goals, and through bilateral and trilateral meetings we have been promoting our goals and ideas.In her address the Commissioner for the Environment Ioanna Panayiotou pointed out that it is no exaggeration to say that climate change is the greatest environmental, economic and social crisis in the history of mankind.She said that the climate change has become a key priority for the European Union and added that it is crucial to achieve the EU`s 2020 and 2030 targets to turn economy into a highly energy-efficient and low-carbon one.Panayiotou said that UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that if the temperature rises above 1.5 degrees Celsius, the loss of nature would be irreversible. She added that mitigation of the expected impacts on Cyprus is possible, provided that measures are taken on time.The Commissioner added that development based on wrong and unsustainable models leads to climate change and this is the reason is crucial to take actions for sustainable development and circular economy.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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