first_img11 November 2015South Africa is among 13 countries that form the executive committee of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), elected on a three-year mandate.The executive committee consists of the president, three vice-presidents and nine delegates representing the organisation’s four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.The committee is an elective body responsible for complying with the resolutions of the general assembly, by which it supervises the execution of the decisions of the assembly.Voting took place during Interpol’s general assembly, held last week in Kigali, Rwanda.The South African delegation on the executive committee will be headed by Brigadier Anbuen Naidoo, who is also the head of Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB), situated in Pretoria.#sapsHQ South Africa elected to INTERPOL Executive Committee. @INTERPOL_HQ ME https://t.co/OEjJa9FChd pic.twitter.com/itL3tTGUEt— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) November 6, 2015The NCB was recently incorporated into the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks, and will report directly to its national head, Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza. The bureau is set to be staffed by highly trained police under the command and control of the Hawks, which links the South African Police Service (SAPS) to global law enforcement agencies.Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said they were humbled by the vote of confidence shown by fellow members of Interpol on the continent and vowed to continue playing a leading role in international policing.“We commit to using this position to promote the interests of the continent in the global fight against international organised crime. We appreciate that this fight must have a global face and Interpol is that face.“The Hawks’ leading role will strengthen South Africa’s footprint in building criminal databases and co-operating with other international policing agencies on cross-border investigations, operations and arrests,” said Nhleko.InterpolInterpol is the world’s biggest international police organisation, with 190 member countries.“Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place,” reads the official website. “Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.”Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

first_imgIndia chief coach Harendra Singh said that India’s actual test and the real Hockey world Cup begins with the quarter-finals on December 12 after India bossed Canada 5-1 to directly make it to the next stage.India had to beat Canada well to book a direct quarter-final berth after Belgium trounced South Africa 5-1 in the first match of the day and despite a shaky first three quarters, India bounced back and how in the final quarter to score four past the Canadian defence to register a comprehensive victory.India topped Pool C in the end with seven points and a goal difference of +9 while Belgium remained second with as many points but a +5 goal difference. Canada stayed third with 1 point from three games but a better goal difference to South Africa.Harendra Singh said that for him the four-nation tournament is now over while the actual World Cup begins.Hockey World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGE | FULL SQUADS | SCHEDULE | TABLE”Those who have visited my room know I have already written who we will play in the quarterfinals and who in the semifinals. For me a four-nation tournament has finished and the World Cup starts now,” Harendra said after the match.”From quarterfinals you can smell a medal. The actual tournament starts with the next game.”Harendra said India were guilty of running too much with the ball in search of goals in the opening two quarters.”We are missing in the final pass, we were running for goals. We have to wait for our moment, can’t rush towards the ball. I think the first half, we did too much running,” he said.advertisement”We were too much in a hurry. We were lacking in the final execution. I think we have to throw out the childish instinct.”India vs Canada: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSDespite quite a smooth run to the quarters, Harendra rued the fact that India failed to keep a clean slate.”We were running for the ball. I want the players to tackle irrespective of their position. We failed to keep a clean-sheet and I feel bad about it,” Harendra said.”By conceding you give away the momentum to opponents. It puts pressure on the (future) opponents when they see the team has kept a clean sheet.”This team doesn’t look into any other team’s bedroom. Our target was 6-0, we won 5-1. This team is working on that for the last 4-5 years. We have a target and we know if we achieve that we will reach where we want to,” he added.Despite leading 5-1, India removed goalkeeper PR Sreejesh for a kicking back with three minutes remaining and Harendra said it was a premeditated tactic.”I should have done (removed goalkeeper) 3 minutes ago. It was decided that in the 8th minute we will remove, but we missed that somehow. Irrespective of the result, we had decided we will take out the keeper (shortly before the end),” he said.The coach informed that skipper Manpreet Singh didn’t play the full match as he was unwell.”We knew Manpreet was having cough and sore throat. We could not use him for the entire match. So, we had one less midfielder. That’s why Lalit’s (Upadhyay) role changed. I pulled Lalit back a little,” Harendra said.Man-of-the-match Lalit, who scored two goals on Saturday, said their main focus was to maintain the structure.”As the coach told us, our structure and energy should be the focus. We were going all out. He (coach) knows each and every player, how to use them. He wants us to play fearlessly,” he said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: Our fate is in our own hands, says India coach Harendra SinghAlso Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan accuse Dutch official of bias, turns out the official is Germanlast_img read more

first_img Mr. Green said there is an urgent need to “dispel the myth” surrounding TVET education, where it is promoted for only students who are considered not bright. “Everybody needs to be doing some technical skills,” he emphasised. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has tasked the HEART Trust/NTA to keep track of young innovators and to highlight their creativity. “That is something that we definitely need to do, because we need to use them to motivate others, and there are a number of youth across Jamaica who have some tremendous products. We need to highlight their innovations, so that more people can see and follow suit,” he said. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has tasked the HEART Trust/NTA to keep track of young innovators and to highlight their creativity.The State Minister said the agency should facilitate the exposure of the scores of youth across the island who are “doing well”, and “showcase them more”, through channels such as the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) and the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ).“That is something that we definitely need to do, because we need to use them to motivate others, and there are a number of youth across Jamaica who have some tremendous products. We need to highlight their innovations, so that more people can see and follow suit,” he said.The State Minister was speaking on February 20 at the Inaugural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Leaders’ Summit and Youth Forum held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, in New Kingston.Mr. Green said there is an urgent need to “dispel the myth” surrounding TVET education, where it is promoted for only students who are considered not bright. “Everybody needs to be doing some technical skills,” he emphasised.Meanwhile, Managing Director of the HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Janet Dyer, told the gathering that the agency will be going into “every corner” to engage youth, and get them into skills training programmes, and certify them to global standards.Stressing that the programmes are constantly being reviewed and enhanced to stay in touch with the needs of industry, she said the focus is to provide skilled workers for both local and international investors.“Our programmes are driven by the latest data on the dynamics of the labour market and the skills which are in greater demand,” she added.Several key industry leaders from Jamaica and overseas, as well as young innovators and youth leaders, addressed the forum on topics to do with new and emerging jobs, quality education and entrepreneurship.The forum is being held from February 19 to 23 under the theme ‘Youth Shaping TVET for the Future’.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Norwegian transportation company The Fjords DA has confirmed that is building a sister ship to the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid Vision of the Fjords, launched in 2016.However, unlike its predecessor, this 42-meter-long carbon fibre vessel will be all electric and completely emission free, according to the company. Named Future of the Fjords, the new vessel is scheduled to be launched in April 2018.Currently under construction at specialist shipbuilder Brødrene Aa, the ship, which will cost NOK 144 million (USD 17 million), retains Vision of the Fjords’ design and environmentally friendly build, with a hull that minimises wake and reduces shoreline impact erosion.The new DNV GL-classed ‘light craft’ will be propelled by two 300kW electric motors, enabling cruising speeds of 16 knots. Work to develop the charging infrastructure to enable its planned 700 trips a year is currently in the early stages. Alongside the changes to the propulsion system, Future of the Fjords will boast an upgraded IT systems.In total, The Fjords operates seven tourist ships in the Western Norwegian fjords. With the backing of Fjord1 and Flåm AS, the shipowner has embarked on a fleet renewal programme to provide vessels with minimal environmental impact.last_img read more

first_img Tags Post a comment Sci-Tech NASA says the reviews included discussions of the flight plan, procedures and redundancies built into the spacecraft systems.”This is a big milestone for us today,” ISS program manager Kirk Shireman said. “We think this vehicle is in excellent shape and we’re ready to have it on board the International Space Station.”Crew Dragon is scheduled to spend five days docked at the ISS and then return to Earth carrying research samples. If everything works out, it will land in the Atlantic Ocean for recovery.If SpaceX’s crew capsule passes all of its tests, it will be used to take actual astronauts into orbit as soon as mid-2019. This would signal the start of a new era of spaceflight for the US. 16 Photos Share your voice A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft attached, rolls out of the hangar at NASA Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX NASA and SpaceX got together on Friday and scrutinized the Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission to determine if it’s truly ready to launch to the International Space Station in March. So far, so good.The result of the flight readiness reviews is that NASA is confirming the targeted launch time of 11:48 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Mar. 1 (2:48 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, Mar. 2) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The capsule will ride to space on a Falcon 9 rocket.Crew Dragon won’t have any humans on board for this initial test flight, but it will carry supplies and equipment to the ISS. The mission was previously delayed several times.The Crew Dragon is part of the NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which involves SpaceX and Boeing developing spacecraft capable of taking astronauts to orbit from US soil. NASA has been paying for rides to the ISS on Russian Soyuz spacecraft since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.center_img 0 SpaceX readies Crew Dragon Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship NASA, SpaceX look ready to finally launch Crew Dragon capsule to ISS SpaceX’s Crew Dragon suffers third straight setback NASA Space SpaceXlast_img read more

first_imgThe attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said.There had been confusion over the identity of the attacker—who remains on the run—with reports initially suggesting a Kyrgyz national and then a Uighur from China.But intelligence services and anti-terror police in Istanbul have now identified the man as a 34-year-old Uzbek who is part of a Central Asian IS cell, the Hurriyet daily and other Turkish newspapers reported.It said he has the code name of Ebu Muhammed Horasani within the IS extremist group. There was no official confirmation of the report.The killer slipped into the night after killing 27 foreigners and 12 Turkish nationals at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul just 75 minutes into 2017.Despite an intense manhunt, he remains on the run, with some reports saying that he is still believed to be in Istanbul.Turkish police had last week released images of the alleged killer, including a chilling silent video he purportedly took in central Istanbul with a selfie stick.Uzbekistan clamped down on militant Islam after the fall of the Soviet Union under the secular rule of its long-standing leader Islam Karimov who died in 2016.IS militants from Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, as well as from Russia’s Muslim regions of Dagestan and Chechnya are believed to have played a key role in the triple suicide bombings and gun attack at Istanbul’s main airport in June.The IS extremist group claimed the Istanbul nightclub attack, the first time it has ever clearly claimed a major attack in the country despite being blamed for several strikes including the airport bombings.last_img read more

first_img Budweiser Recreated a Beer George Washington BrewedBudweiser’s Buddy Cup contains a chip linking it to Facebook Nothing says “historic achievement” like an ice cold beer.To celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Budweiser has brewed a limited-edition brewski that’s out of this world.Discover Reserve American Red Lager, made with medium-roast Voyager barley malt, is actually inspired by an old recipe from the time of the Apollo missions.“This Bud’s for those who challenged the odds and made the impossible possible,” Ricardo Marques, vice president of marketing core and value brands at Anheuser-Busch.An out-of-this-world brew (via Anheuser-Busch)“Budweiser Discovery Reserve is our tribute to this epic moment in history,” he continued, “one that will certainly continue to inspire generations of present and future explorers.”As well as Budweiser designers: The label’s 11 stars represent the Apollo 11 mission, while alternating bottle caps symbolize Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the Moon and our next frontier—Mars.The Anheuser-Busch logo has also been updated to reflect the Red Planet, with Earth in the background.Boasting a “light hoppy aroma, a toasted barley malt taste with a hint of toffee, and a sharp finish,” the beer is also a nod to the U.S. Air Force, which worked closely with NASA’s 1960s space program.Brewed by former Air Force Captain Karissa Norrington, each case of Discovery Reserve sold earns $1 for the Folds of Honor Foundation*, which provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.Since 2011, the brand and its partners have raised nearly $16 million for the charity and contributed to 3,000-plus grants for military families across the country.Look for the lager on shelves through September (or while supplies last). This marks the latest addition to Budweiser’s Reserve Collection, launched in the fall of 2017.Each variant—including Reserve Copper Lager, Freedom Reserve, and Repeal Reserve—was created to develop and debut new recipes and packaging tied to relevant moments in time.* Up to $100,000More on Geek.com:Budweiser Recreated a Beer George Washington BrewedOutdoor Gear company Patagonia Brews Up a New Sustainable BeerSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgAre you one of those who frequent the bylanes of Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin to gorge on Delhi’s signature cuisine? Snack on chaats at every possible opportunity? Pounce on the kulfis whenever you get the chance? Well, take heart. Now you don’t have to explore and go all over the town in search of your favourite Delhi cuisine. Get ready for the second edition of Delhi Ke Pakwan Festival which starts next month. Organised by Delhi Tourism, the festival will bring together the culinary delights of the age-old shops of Purani Dilli. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The week-long festival is all about celebrating Delhi and its cuisine and will bring together various food items. The entire venue will be redefined with the Old Delhicharm as celebrations in Purani Dilli with features such as a wishing tree, auto and cycle rickshaw, potter etc. dig into the famous chaat, kulfi, biryani and kebabs from the labyrinths of old Delhi under one roof. Apart from food items, there will also be various cultural activities, handicrafts, puppet show, talk show and much more. Also, there will be free candies for kids.DETAILAt: Baba Kharak Singh Marg When: 8-14 Februarylast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: An app-cab driver has been recently arrested for assaulting an autistic child inside the cab. Authorities of Uber, the app-based cab service, apologised for the incident and returned the fare amount. According to sources, Piyali Gupta’s six-year-old son is autistic. He studies in a school at Gariahat area. Everyday his grandmother Pratima takes him to his school. On Tuesday she booked an Uber ride to reach Gariahat.Pratima was handing over the fare to the driver, the child allegedly touched the air conditioner inside the car. The app-cab driver Chandreswar Rai allegedly threatened the child to beat him. As the child could not understand him properly, he again touched the air conditioner. This time, Rai in fit of rage twisted his arm. Seeing Rai assaulting her grandson, Pratima protested. Rai allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. He also told Pratima not to move around with an austistic child. Pratima informed Piyali who lodged a complaint with the Uber. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Wednesday, Piyali lodged a complaint with the Gariahat police station narrating the whole incident. Upon receiving the complaint sleuths got in touch with the Uber authorities in Delhi. Following the details given by the police, Uber authorities reportedly located the cab using GPS and informed the police. Later police arrested Rai from Baranagar. He has been booked under sections 341(punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.last_img read more

first_imgTags: Caribbean, Sun Destinations, Trend Watch << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Fewer Canadians started the year with a visit to the Caribbean; CTO reports 3.7% decreasecenter_img Posted by TORONTO — The Canadian market has been a “challenge” this year for the Caribbean, with visitor traffic from this market dropping 3.7% for the first six months of 2016. But there’s still time to end the year on a positive note, and travel agents play a big role, says Hugh Riley, Secretary General for the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Asked what percentage of Canadian bookings to the Caribbean are coming through travel agents, Riley said he didn’t have an exact figure (“we wish we did”) but asserted that more than ever these days, “travel agents have become very important influencers”. Especially, to Riley’s own surprise, with Millennials.There’s a lot of talk about influencers these days, most of it centered on social media. Travel agents are influencers just as much as bloggers and other social media stars, and to add punch to their power, they can make the bookings.“People still want to deal with a human being,” said Riley. “The number of travel agencies may have shrunk but those that remain are clearly stronger and more valuable as an asset.”The Caribbean is seeing the same trend as other regions in the world – that Millennials are the group more likely these days to book through a travel agent. “I had to ask my team to check twice when I heard that,” said Riley at yesterday’s CTO Caribbean Media Day.Last year saw a 4.5% increase from the Canadian market but this year got off to a rough start for the Caribbean, said Riley, a scene that played out in other regions around the world. Zika fears, a mild winter and a weak Canadian dollar put a damper on bookings and the first quarter saw a 3.9% drop from this market, and in the second quarter, a 3.3% drop. Year to date some 2.1 million Canadians have travelled to the Caribbean. Some 61% come from Ontario. The CTO has long worked hard to generate more traffic from the West but there are practical challenges, says Riley. “Canada is a big country, and the distances are a challenge. People want to fly and get to the beach in one day.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTCuba remained the top Caribbean destination for Canadians during the first half of 2016, receiving over 527,000 visitors. That was down 4.3% when compared to last year.Eight of the 24 reporting destinations recorded growth, with highs of 24.9% in the Turks and Caicos Islands and 14.1% in Suriname. Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, St. Maarten and St. Vincent & the Grenadines registered moderate growth, said Riley.While the Canadian market faltered, worldwide visitor arrivals to the Caribbean grew by 5.2% during the first half of this year, for a six-month total of 15.7 million tourist visits, more than 775,000 more than in the first half of 2015.So far, said Riley, the overall performance in 2016 “has remained above trend” and in line with the CTO’s projected 4.5 – 5.5% rise, which would take the Caribbean over the 30 million mark for the first time ever.Asked if the perceived risk surrounding the Zika virus played a role in Canada’s decrease in visitors, Riley said “we know it hasn’t helped”.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”“We haven’t seen massive cancellations but it certainly is a concern,” he said. “What is harder to know is if there has been missed business. The good news is that our business continues to increase. We have to learn how to get accurate information into people’s hands so they can make informed decisions. And when we do that, we find they do make the decision to travel.”Meanwhile the sharing economy is transforming travel in the Caribbean just like in other parts of the world. “Airbnb is a dominant player now,” said Riley, noting that the Caribbean now has more than 30,000 Airbnb listings. “The consumer is speaking and determining the success of the sharing economy. We’re watching it and dealing with it. If people want to spend more time in the Caribbean, to get into our communities and see how we live, then of course they’re going to be interested in Airbnb. That’s the advantage of the sharing economy. The downside is, what is it doing to our employment? What is it doing to our taxation?”The Caribbean’s hotel room occupancy declined by 2.6% to 70.1% in the first half of 2016, while the average daily rate fell by 2.8% to $240.85. Revenue per available room was $170.45, down by 6.1%.The slumps were influenced by a 1.2% rise in room stock and a 2.3% fall in demand, attributed in part to the sharing economy.Emily Dunn, Jamaica Tourist BoardMonica Garcia, Antigua & BarbudaAir Canada Vacations at CTO Day Travelweek Group last_img read more