Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Education announced that 441,065 Moroccan students will sit for the Baccalaureate exam, an increase of 0.3% compared to last year. The exam will take place from June 11-14.The Ministryadded that of the 442,065 candidates, 108,767 are free candidates (25%), while 48% of the candidates are female. “The number of candidates in the scientific and technical category reached 244,776 candidates compared to 187,383 candidates in the literary field,” stated the Ministry. The number of candidates in the international field (French and English) increased to 24,979, compared to 18,326 in 2018, an increase of 36%.The number of candidates for the professional Baccalaureate has risen significantly this year compared to 2018 from 2,115 to 8,178 candidates. The candidates for the professional Baccalaureate are split into 19 divisions. The professional business saw an increase of 3,542 compared to last year’s 574. The industrial category increased by 282% from 1,394 to 3,927. The candidates for the professional services went from 147 in 2018 to 709 this year. Four-hundred candidates with special needs will sit for the exam this year compared to 242 in 2018. This year’s exam will see the Ministry of Education adopting the Baccalaureate exam specially designed for candidates with different kind of disabilities who will receive extra time and assistance if needed. The results of the Baccalaureate exam will be announced on June 29, 2019. Make-up exams will be held on the July 4-8, and the results will be announced on July 13, 2019.
23 October 2008The Security Council heard calls today for the peaceful resolution of the current border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, which flared into fighting in the Horn of Africa in June that killed at least 35 people and left dozens of others wounded. Representatives of Djibouti and Eritrea outlined their positions to a Council meeting that also heard statements from the Council’s 15 members, in which they stressed the need for restraint and backed existing international efforts to mediate a settlement.Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, whose country requested the Council meeting, asked the panel to call on Eritrea to meet its international obligations and move to end the dispute, which centres on an undemarcated border in an area known as Doumeira. If not, he said, sanctions may be needed.The armed conflict erupted in early June after weeks of tensions and military build-up on both sides, and a subsequent UN fact-finding mission reported that the dispute had the potential to destabilize the entire region.Mr. Guelleh said Djibouti’s priority was to demilitarize the area and re-establish mutual trust by reactivating existing bilateral mechanisms and creating some sort of arbitration to demarcate the border.He said Eritrea had continued to reinforce its troops and refuse to negotiate since June, and Djibouti therefore had no choice but to mass troops at the border and defend its territory.Eritrea’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Araya Desta, said his country had already dealt with Djibouti’s “unwarranted statements” at a previous Council meeting on the issue, adding that it was Djibouti that had provoked the conflict in June.Mr. Desta said Eritrea had exercised restraint and not taken any land belonging to Djibouti, and there had not been any new developments since the fighting four months ago.“Eritrea will not allow itself to be dragged into and invited to engage in a diversionary and fabricated conflict,” he said, noting that his Government stood ready to resolve the dispute.Eritrea refused to receive the UN fact-finding mission when it visited after the fighting, and consequently only Djibouti’s version of events was made available to it. The mission concluded that Djibouti was being drawn into a crippling and expensive military mobilization to deal with the situation.
The tower also went dark in May 2017, after an explosion at an Ariana Grandeconcert in Manchester, England, killed 22 people; in January 2015, to honor those who died in the attack on the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo; and in November 2015, in tribute to those who died in the terror attacks at six locations around Paris. On Easter Sunday morning in Sri Lanka, at least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of explosions set off by suicide bombers at three churches and four hotels. At the stroke of midnight in Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark to honour the more than 200 people who died in the Sri Lanka bomb attacks, CNN reported.It’s a move the operators of the iconic landmark often make in tribute to causes and calamities.”Tonight, from 12:00 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Sri Lanka attack,” a post on the tower’s Twitter account said.
In a statement released by a UN spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General encouraged the Governments of Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Angola to continue with the withdrawal of forces, in accordance with recent agreements and relevant Security Council resolutions, and to share all information with the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC).”The Secretary-General urges all parties in the DRC to work in good faith towards an expeditious resolution of the conflict that has caused so much suffering,” the statement said.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – PetSmart is going private, as a group of investors led by the buyout firm BC Partners completed their $8.7 billion acquisition of the pet store retailer.PetSmart says President and CEO David Lenhart is stepping down and Michael Massey is being named president and CEO. Raymond Svider becomes non-executive chairman.Massey is the former CEO of Collective Brands, which owns Payless ShoeSource, and Svider is managing partner at BC Partners.Activist hedge fund manager Jana Partners disclosed a stake in PetSmart in July and said it wanted to talk to the board about a possible sale. PetSmart agreed to consider a sale the next month.PetSmart accepted BC Partners’ offer in December. The deal values PetSmart at $83 per share, a 39 per cent premium to its closing price on July 2. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2015 11:45 am MDT PetSmart says its $8.7B sale to BC Partners closes; CEO David Lenhart steps down in deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Michigan on May. 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State senior forward hockey captain Nick Schilkey wishes he had a dollar for every time he has been asked why he came to OSU from his home state of Michigan. If so, he said he would be as rich as another Buckeye: L Brands owner Les Wexner. The constant questioning will be worth it, however, if Schilkey is successful in his pursuit of a Big Ten championship and the program’s first berth into the NCAA tournament since 2009. A native of Marysville, Michigan, Schilkey grew up playing in the Detroit area primarily with the nationally recognized HoneyBaked AAA program. It was his parents, Glen and Michelle, along with his other family ties that instilled the love for the game of hockey in him.“My dad always joked that he put me in skates before I could walk.” Schilkey said.His speed and agility — which led him to score 87 goals and assist on 85 others between the ages of 13 and 16 against NHL players Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens and Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets — caught the attention of OSU.It was not until his final year with HoneyBaked in 2010-11 that he realized college hockey was a legitimate option.“I don’t think I could ever look back at one of those teams and thinking to myself as being one of the best guys because we were so good,” Schilkey said.OSU was the first school to approach Schilkey about furthering his career in hockey. The program’s commitment to Schilkey, facilities and campus life sold him immediately, he said.“I go to different schools around the country and play and nothing beats what we have here,” Schilkey said. “I came down here and the coaches really wanted me to be here and I wanted to be here. This was the spot for me.”Before he moved to Columbus, Schilkey played junior hockey for two years, a common prerequisite for hockey players before beginning their college endeavors.After two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S., Schilkey was ready to showcase his talents at OSU.The team he was recruited by, however, had changed by the time he arrived. In April 2013, OSU coach Mark Osiecki was fired and replaced by Steve Rohlik, who had been an Osiecki assistant.Schilkey was not deterred.“I was comfortable with the coaches because (Rohlik) was here,” Schilkey said. “For me, I didn’t think anything would change too much.”Rohlik recalled the recruitment of Schilkey, who stood out like maize and blue in a sea of scarlet and gray.“When you walked into the rink, you knew who Nick Schilkey was,” Rohlik said. “He’d get that puck and he’d be Mach 10 down the ice. He could score. One thing that always grabbed me is that he wanted it. He wanted the puck, he wanted to be involved, he wanted to be ‘the guy.’ There was no hesitation in his game.”Rohlik has continued to be impressed by Schilkey’s performances weekend after weekend.“You know what you’re getting when he touches the ice,” Rohlik said. “I know if I throw him out there, he’s going to give me everything that he’s got.”And it shows in his production, Rohlik said.In 108 career games, Schilkey has 43 goals and 48 assists. He has been voted team captain twice due to leadership that has rubbed off on his teammates.“Right away freshman year, I noticed that he never quits,” senior defenseman Josh Healey said. “He goes out there every shift and every time in the weight room and goes until he can’t go anymore. It really pushed me to be my best when I was around him … He’s a leader by example and guys follow that, it’s a credit to him.”So far this season, the team has followed him to an upset win over No. 3 Denver last Friday on its home ice, followed by a tie with Air Force the next night. As the Buckeyes head into the heart of the 2016-17 season, Rohlik said there is no one he would trust more to lead the team.“I think it’s in him right now that he wants to do something special before he leaves here,” Rohlik said. “He’s already had such a huge impact on this program, not only by being a great player, but by being a great person. I can’t say enough about him. He’s one of those guys, as a coach, you love having him in your program.” As for Schilkey, the legacy he wants to leave behind is a championship in his home state. The conference tournament will be hosted at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit for the final time in March.“To get this team back there and obviously it’s going to take a lot of leaders in the room, it’s going to take the team to accomplish that goal,” Schilkey said. “I think we’re excited for it. I think we’re confident in that this is one of the best opportunities we’ve had in my four years here. To leave on top is something everybody wants to do.”Ranked No. 19 in the latest uscho.com poll, Schilkey and the Buckeyes head to Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday to take on in-state rival Miami at Goggin Ice Center with the puck drop scheduled for 8:05 p.m.
“As a result pedestrians are being bombarded with a series of eyesores that blight the public highway.“Councils are currently powerless to act, so we want the Government to overturn the existing out-of-date legislation and give local authorities the ability to take action where this is an issue.”Oxford Street and Edgware Road in Westminster, London have been particularly blighted along with Lord Street, in Liverpool where there are 8 within a 125m stretch. Under the current law, companies only need a licence from Ofcom to install a telephone box. Councils can object based on design and appearance but the final decision is made by the Planning Inspectorate.Councils say that the boxes also fall victim to anti-social behaviour and they are powerless to remove them even when they are out of use. Telephone boxes are being used as Trojan horses to sell adverts, councils have complained as applications to install them have soared by 900 per cent. Despite a rise in mobile phones meaning that the street payphone is a “relic of a bygone era”, a planning loophole means that hundreds could be put up around the country to provide lucrative advertising space, the The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. The LGA, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has now called on the Government to scrap permitted development, which allows telecoms companies to install boxes without planning permission. A sample of 12 council areas found that there were just 89 applications to install phone boxes in 2015 compared to 914 last year, a rise of more than 900pc.Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Planning spokesman, said: “The rise of the smartphone and digital age has seen the telephone box become a largely obsolete relic of a bygone era.“While there is still a limited need for some telephone boxes in our town centres and cities, for example for emergencies, the number of applications councils have seen is simply staggering.“Companies are exploiting a loophole in the law to allow what is tantamount to Trojan telephone boxes being used as advertising spaces rather than the original purpose of providing a place for people to use a phone. 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.
Jimmy Page had three minutes to deliver his caseCredit:David Mirzoeff /PA The application had been given the provisional green light.But the committee voted to defer its decision in order to add in a legal clause that would provide independent assessment of the vibrations caused by the work. He is used to playing in sold-out stadiums before thousands of screaming rock and roll fans.But Jimmy Page was playing to a rather different crowd on Tuesday night – the suited and booted planning application committee of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council.The Led Zeppelin guitarist pleaded with councillors to reject a planning application lodged by his next door neighbour, Robbie Williams.The two stars have been embroiled in a bitter dispute that has dragged on for nearly four years as Page has tried to block Williams from building a huge basement, including a swimming pool, underneath the garden of his luxury £17.5millon west London homePage was given three minutes to put forward his case and read from carefully prepared notes, to ensure he did not “go rambling on”, and followed the words with his finger. Jimmy Page has owned Tower House in west London since the 1970sCredit:David Mirzoeff /PA 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. He described his home as “wonderful”, but “fragile”, and expressed concerns that the vibrations caused by drilling a 26ft (eight metre) deep basement would irreparably damage the interior of his home. Page stated that during test drilling the whole building shook.“I feel it’s my duty to protect the house. I really do,” he added. “It’s very dear to me. It’s under my watch.” Robbie Williams is involved in a planning battle with Jimmy PageCredit:Neil Mockford /GC Images “My name’s Jimmy Page, but that’s not important,” he began.“What is important is that I have been the owner of Tower House since 1972.“It’s one of only 18 Grade I listed buildings in the borough. It’s highly vulnerable.”
The Duchess of Sussex surprised sports fans on Saturday afternoon as she made an unexpected, All-American appearance at the baseball.The Duchess joined her husband, who had previously been announced as attending alone, to watch the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium.Prince Harry sported a black Invictus Games polo shirt, which Meghan matched with a black dress and belt teamed with flat shoes.The couple were greeted before posing all-smiles with both teams in a group shot. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex even accepted a gift for baby Archie: a baseball shirt with his name printed on it. In good spirits, the Duchess of Sussex hugged players, as an amused Harry looked on. It was a rare public appearance for the Duchess since the birth of the couple’s first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6.Earlier this month, she appeared at Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday, but did not take part in the state visit of President Donald Trump. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Boston Red Sox at London StadiumCredit:Peter Nicholls /PA The Duchess hugs members of the Red Sox teamCredit: Peter Nicholls/ PA The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at the London StadiumCredit: PA Perhaps fortunately for international diplomacy, the Duchess, who is from California, does not have a home allegiance to either team. The couple officially made an appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to promote the Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry’s sports tournament for wounded veterans which is the charity partner for the weekend baseball series in London.It is the first Major League Baseball (MLB) game played in Europe, and will be watched by a large audience of eager baseball fans back in the US. Former Invictus competitors from both the USA and UK took part to make the ceremonial first pitch thrown on the ball park.”The support from these groundbreaking games will significantly enhance the Foundation’s ability to provide recovery opportunities for international wounded, injured, or sick serving or veteran armed forces personnel,” Invictus chief executive Dominic Reid said.The royal’s baseball outing comes just over nine years after Prince Harry threw the first pitch for hosts New York Mets against the Minnesota Twins on Britain’s Armed Forces Day.Organisers of yesterday’s game said all 120,000 tickets sold out in 45 minutes.The first regular MLB games to be played in Europe are expected to open up previously untapped markets for the organisation, which has already staged international events in Mexico, Japan, Australia and Puerto Rico. She is likely to make further irregular appearances, including at Archie’s christening and potentially Wimbledon, before resuming official duties in the autumn with a tour to South Africa. Her attendance at the baseball will be considered as a nod to her American heritage, as well as the Sussex’s following across the pond. The couple have recently announced they are to set up their own charitable foundation, which will have the flexibility for them to work more globally.
Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine in northwest Ontario has become the first gold mining operation in Canada to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold. Musselwhite is an underground mine that produces some 250,000 oz/y of gold.The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide. It was developed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program with the goal of safeguarding human health and the environment by promoting responsible management of cyanide used in gold mining.Also, Goldcorp’s Marigold mine in Nevada has been re-certified under the Cyanide Code. Marigold is the first gold mine to undergo a second triennial Code audit and be found in full compliance. In 2007, Marigold became the first gold mining operation in the world to be fully certified. Along with Musselwhite and Marigold, Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico and Marlin mine in Guatemala have also been fully certified.“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and of the communities in which we operate,” said Chuck Jeannes, Goldcorp CEO. “The certification of Musselwhite mine is another positive step forward in Goldcorp’s commitment to environmental stewardship and operating all of its mines responsibly and to the highest international standards.”Goldcorp says it is the lowest-cost and fastest growing multi-million ounce gold producer with operations throughout the Americas. Its gold production remains 100% unhedged.
The largest ever electric haul truck to be deployed in the Indian mining sector has been commissioned by Larsen & Toubro, the distributor of Komatsu equipment in India. Komatsu’s Model 830E-AC trucks with a payload capacity of 218 t were ordered by the mining giant, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), a Vedanta Resources company, in Rajasthan. These are the first large trucks in India and are expected to lead to other large truck deployments in the country as it catchews on to the ‘economies of scale’ for moving huge volumes of overburden and ore. With HZL poised to become the largest integrated zinc producer in the world, L&T reiterated its commitment to meet this challenge with Komatsu’s new generation off-highway truck technology.L&T also recently secured a lumpsum turnkey contract worth Rs. 276 crore from Coal India for Coal Handling Plant at Northern Coalfield, Amlohri, in Madhya Pradesh. L&T’s Bulk Material Handling Business Unit has secured this on an EPC basis, against competitive bidding. To be completed in a time frame of 24 months, the scope of work involves basic and detail engineering; supply and erection of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works; complete civil and structural works, including testing and commissioning.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 18, 2017 – Nassau – Toastmasters from various local clubs, and officers, recently paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister (front row, centre).Pictured with the Prime Minister are: Ivan C. Thompson DTM – Division I Director, Andre Kelly DTM – Division F Director, Keith L. Major DTM – Advisor, TM Chervez Brown – Area 90 Director, TM TiaMaria Albury – Area 91 Director, TM Kendra Munroe – Area 92 Director, TM Lynette Bowley – Area 60 Director, TM Ruthlin Hanna – Area 61 Director, TM Garth Jackson – Area 62 Director, TM Nikenya Rolle – Club Growth Director, TM Dion Knowles – President, First Bahamas Branch, TM DiAndra Gibson – President, Commonwealth Bank Blue Diamonds Club, TM Kohfe Miller – President, Evangelistic Temple Club, TM Sheena Culmer – President, Bahamas Public Service Union Club, TM Deandra Dorsette – President, Bahamas Union of Teachers Club, TM Matt Knowles – President, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Club, TM Jana Stubbs – President, First New Providence Branch, TM Nadia Humes – Vice President Membership, Healing Communicators Club, TM Tarnisha Fowler – Vice President Membership, Bahamas Faith Ministries Club, TM Patricia Hamilton, TM Owenique Palmer, TM Gale Roberts, TM Tanya Sturrup, and TM Anissa Sweeting.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)
It is the time of the year to look your best and create an aura in whichever Pandal you visit or party you attend with friends, family or with your beloved. With Durga Puja around the corner, the fashionistas are gearing up to shop their favourite attires. And what better than to don a saree during this grand celebration. To add to the festivities, leading retail saree store of Bengal, Indian Silk House Agencies, launched Pujor Shaaj, their Durga Puja special collection. Renowned actor, Konineeca Banerjee unveiled the special collection in the presence of Pratibha Dudhoria, Director, Indian Silk House Agencies. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf “The Pujor Shaaj collection is inspired from the goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Laxmi. The designs are exquisite and unique, which will appeal to the saree lovers across the globe. This year we are also focusing on our youth as well by providing them with sarees that are light, comfortable, trending, and perfect for any occasion and at a very reasonable price, which they can wear with great panache”, said Dudhoria.The exclusive Pujor Shaaj collection comprises of Kanjivaram, Arni Silk, Garad, and Uppada in a range of Rs 2500 and above. Gadwal, which starts from Rs 4500, and Kora, Matka, Chanderi, whose range starts from Rs 1000. Printed fabric starts from Rs 2000, whereas, Tussar, Handloom, Maheshwari, Benarasi and Katan sarees in varied colours and outstanding designs are available at a starting rate of Rs 3000. This new collection will be available across Indian Silk House Agencies outlets in Rashbehari Avenue, Barasat, New Market, Gorabazar, and Kanchrapara.Indian Silk House Agencies also has a range of costume jewelry available to complement these sarees.
in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology “”Lender Processing Services (LPS),””:http://www.lpsvcs.com/Pages/default.aspx a Jacksonville, Florida-based provider of data, analytics, and technology for the real estate industry, recently introduced reInsight MLS, and “”Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS)””:http://www.georgiamls.com/ became the first to launch the new offering. [IMAGE]””Extending the LPS-GAMLS partnership has created a new MLS system that is scalable and configurable to meet the needs of both casual and more sophisticated users,”” said Rich Lull, managing director for LPS MLS Solutions. [COLUMN_BREAK]reInsight integrates a map-centric interface that allows users to customize the system and a graphic interface that allows users to see more in one view into the existing MLS database. Also, a Comparative Market Analysis incorporates public records to provide further insight into local markets. “”On GAMLS’ 50th anniversary, we’re happy to be able to present our current and future members a significant improvement in the way they serve their clients using the MLS system,”” said Richard Boone, CEO of GAMLS.””We have been partners with LPS for more than 15 years, and we are excited to work with them to launch this unique, next-generation MLS system at a time when members and their clients can use an extra competitive advantage in the marketplace,”” Boone added. With more than 25,000 members, about 55,000 active listings, and more than 1 million inactive listings, GAMLS is the fifth-largest MLS database. “”We commend Georgia MLS for its vision, and we are pleased to deliver an MLS system that not only changes the way users do business, but provides a foundation for future innovation,”” Lull said. November 13, 2012 469 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lender Processing Services Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-13 Krista Franks Brock Share Georgia MLS First to Adopt LPS reInsight System
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2018 7:41 am PDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car.Officer Drake Madison says Friday the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail.Madison says several hundred people had gathered outside a Dave & Buster’s sports bar in the Hollywood area, where the rapper was hosting an event for a new album.He says officers detained several in the crowd, including Williams, and officers found a firearm inside his car.Williams was arrested in September 2017 on drug and gun charges after a traffic stop near Atlanta.Brian Steel, an attorney who represented him in that case, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment Friday.___This story has been corrected to show the suspect’s first name is spelled Jeffery, not Jeffrey. FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo Young Thug attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York. Police say the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)