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first_imgCôte d’Ivoire says presidential candidate Soro plotted a coup Guillaume Soro, president of the Ivorian National Assembly, speaks to the press on July 20, 2017 at the Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport in Abidjan. Guillaume Soro, former head of a rebellion against that triggered civil war, asked for a national reconciliation with his main opponent of the past, former President Laurent Gbagbo, who has been in the Hague-based ICC detention since late 2011. / AFP PHOTO / Sia KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO: Guillaume Soro looks over during the launch of a new movement called ‘Political Committee’, one week after his resignation as speaker on February 15, 2019, in Abidjan./AFP/Getty ImagesFormer rebel leader in Cote d’Ivoire Guillaume Soro said on Tuesday he would not drop out of presidential elections despite an arrest warrant out against him.“I definitely remain a candidate in the election. Those who tried to stop me from going back to my homeland, will not stop me from being a candidate,” he told Reuters in Paris.Cote d’Ivoire’s public prosecutor issued the warrant for Soro on Dec. 23 as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot.He denies any wrongdoing with elections scheduled for October this year.Related Cote d’Ivoire Presidential Poll: Some candidates already conceding defeatcenter_img Big is Beautiful in Cote D’Ivoirelast_img read more

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Khobie Darroux’s winning short story by: Dominica Vibes News – June 12, 2015 Share 424 Views   3 commentscenter_img Share Tweet The following is a short story written by Khobie Darroux, 7, of the Convent Preparatory School in the Grade Two Class’ Short Writing Competition.The competition was initiated by class teacher Lenore Zamore as part of efforts to motivate students and nurture their writing skills.The students were asked to write one (1) paragraph of 100 words on the topic: Pretend you are a snack kit, describe how you spend your day.Eighteen (18) students participated and in the competition and five (5) were selected to be featured on DA Vibes Inc’s website and The Chronicle Newspaper.Khobie Darroux, who second place to Rohaan Pascal. His short story was featured yesterday.“I am a pink and purple snack kit. Today is my favourite day because it’s fruit day. Khobie packed me with water, juice, mango, oranges and a banana. I like fruit day because fruits make Khobie strong and healthy. I arrive at school at 8 o’clock and I sit on the bench outside the classroom. I can’t wait for break time. Ring! Ring! 10:15! Khobie joins her friends and we all go to the eating area. Khobie opens me and shares the fruits with her friends. After the peelings are thrown in the bin, I sit on the bench. When we get home Mommy cleans me and I’m ready for tomorrow”.Ahmik Hunter, 8, placed 3rd, Ciara Gachette, 7, placed 4th and Tamarind Slater, 8, placed 5th.The other three short stories will be featured subsequently.last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 209 Views   no discussions LocalNews Diaspora group donates US$4000 to Dominica Red Cross by: Dominica Vibes News – December 28, 2015 Phillip White (left) President of the Dominica Red Cross, receiving the cheque from Hilroy Garraway, leader of La Caribbean ConnectionsLa Connection Caribbean, a group of Dominicans based in New Jersey, has donated four thousand U.S dollars to the Dominica Red Cross. The financial contribution was made so that the Dominica Red Cross can further assist those affected by Tropical Storm Erika.Group leader, Hilroy Garraway presented the donation to President of the Dominica Red Cross, Phillip White on Monday 28 December 2015.Garraway informed the media, during a short ceremony at the Red Cross’ headquarters, that the group was formed right after the storm to assist those affected in Dominica.“The reason why we chose the Red Cross, is because we know the Red Cross is an international organization and we heard of the assistance they have been giving to the Dominican people. We are hoping that this cheque will go a long way in assisting the people of Dominica,” Garraway explained.In accepting the donation, White expressed tremendous gratitude to the organization and stated that he is pleased to know that there are Dominicans in the diaspora who are seeking ways to assist and develop their home country.“Since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika a number of Dominicans; both local and overseas have come together and martialed their forces to raise funds to assist needy persons in Dominica. It is heartening to know that you have recognized the significant role that the Dominica Red Cross can play in times of disaster,” White said.He added that this donation will go towards refurbishing homes affected by Tropical Storm Erika.“The next program that we have is a refurbishing program. We are going to purchase materials to assist in fixing homes that have been affected by the storm. We are expecting a group from overseas who will assist with the physical work, and these monies will assist us greatly,” White said.last_img read more

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first_imgKnowles Capacitors, a division of Knowles Corporation announced that they have changed the company name to Knowles Precision Devices. Knowles Capacitors is a joint organization formed by Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics.At inception the division had a combined history exceeding 175 years and joined together some of the world’s leading speciality capacitor and passive device manufacturers. The more representative brand of Knowles Precision Devices (KPD), reflects both the company’s historic leadership position in capacitors and its role in making innovative advancements in devices such as filters, power dividers, and oscillators.No legal entity names are affected by this change, nor has any internal structure been altered. However, this move will allow KPD to more accurately, and clearly, articulate who they are to their customers and markets. It creates an umbrella for the brands of Compex, DLI, Johnson MFG, Novacap, Syfer and Voltronics to be recognized and grow. It will also help customers to differentiate between KPD’s passive component products and those audio devices offered by other Knowles Inc divisions.Knowles Precision Devices is now a premier global source for capacitors, RF filters, EMI filters, resonators, non-magnetic components and advanced dielectric materials. The brand serves a variety of markets including military, aerospace/avionics, medical equipment, implantable devices, EMI and connector filtering, oil exploration, instrumentation, industrial electronics, automotive, telecoms and data networks.last_img read more

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz.- In the first ITA national team rankings that were released on Wednesday afternoon by the organization, the UWF Women’s Tennis team checked in at number seven nationally.Sunshine State Conference powers Barry and Lynn University took the top spots in the National rankings, while Columbus State, Indianapolis University and Nova Southeastern made up the rest of the top five.The Argos are just behind Barry and Lynn in the south region rankings as well while the lone other Gulf South Conference foe to crack the top 25 is West Alabama.Last season, the Argonauts went 20-9 overall which included a GSC tournament title and a berth to the NCAA DII South Regionals.This year West Florida is led by junior Berta Bonardi.  Bonardi, the Argentinian native, finished the 2019 fall season as the number one women’s singles player nationally by the ITA.  Last year, Bonardi went 18-1 in singles matches and amassed a 11-2 record as part of a doubles pairing.Also returning for the Argos is junior Irene Recuenco who was ranked sixth in the nation by the ITA in their final rankings from the fall season.  Karolina Silwankowicz, a junior for UWF, was placed at number 23 in the rankings after amassing a 12-5 record last season as the #2 singles player on the squad.The Argonauts begin the season on February ninth as they travel to Valdosta, Georgia to face Georgia Gwinett.  Following one non-conference and several conference match-ups, West Florida starts off its home schedule with a match against Lee University on February 23rd.For the latest information on the UWF Women’s Tennis Team, please visit goargos.com or follow the team on Twitter @TennisUwf.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgRedbus kini menaungi 2.300 operator bus di seluruh dunia, dan di Indonesia sendiri kurang lebih sekitar 100 PO bus yang sudah bergabung dengan redBus. Jumlah 100 ini adalah gabungan dari PO dan travel yang memiliki rute ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia. Cara pemesanannya pun mudah setelah registrasi masukkan tujuan, tanggal dan kemudian cari bus. Setelah memilih bus, pilih tempat duduk, jika belum terdaftar maka peumpang harus mengisi data dan kemudian pilih pembayaran.Cara pembayarannya pun mudah yakni bisa melalui transfer baik ATM maupun Mobile banking, Alfamart atau kartu kredit. RedBus sendiri hadir di Indonesia sejak tahun 2016 lalu. Untuk melakukan pemesanan redBus sendiri bisa melalui aplikasi atau website. Sayangnya, saat masuk ke dalam aplikasi dan mendaftar, untuk mengisi kelengkapan data agak sulit apalagi saat akan memasukkan email dan tanggal lahir.Dari komentar di Play Store terlihat para pengguna sangat antusias untuk menggunakan aplikasi ini dan hingga kini belum ada komentar jelek dengan aplikasi redBus sendiri. Untuk pemesanannya sendiri melalui redBus, bisa sekitar satu bulan sebelum keberangkatan.Tak hanya redBus, aplikasi pemesanan tiket bus online lainnya yakni Bosbis dengan rute sekitar 190-an dengan operator sekitar 120 PO. Untuk metode pembayaranya Bosbis bisa tak jauh berbeda dengan redBus melalui, kartu kredit, ATM, mobile banking, Alfamart ataupun menggunakan aplikasi Doku Wallet.Pemesanan tiket bus melalui Bosbis paling lambat dua hari sebelum keberangkatan. Cara pemesanannya pun mudah, yakni hampirsama dengan cara memesan di redBus. Bila ada masalah customer service Bosbis siap melayani 24 jam. Sayangnya, banyak komentar buruk dari aplikasi Bosbis, dimana masalah terkait refund atau pengembalian uang, tidak adanya pemberitahuan jika bus yang akan berangkat berubah jadwal higga customer service yang sulit dihubungi pelanggan.Baca juga: Jauh Sebelum Motobus, Ternyata Sudah Ada Jasa Kirim Motor via Bus AKAP!Dengan adanya aplikasi bus ini, penumpang tak lagi berurusan dengan calo, tak hanya itu penumpang juga dimudahkan sehingga tidak harus mengantre lama di loket bus. Pembayarannya pun bisa melalui ATM atau cara pembayaran mudah lainnya sehingga tak perlu lagi membawa uang tunai. Uniknya juga, pengguna pemesanan tiket bus online ini sama seperti pengguna kereta dan pesawat yang harus mencetak tiket atau boarding pass sebagai bukti penumpang bus tersebut.Jadi, masih mau lelah mengantri di loket dan bergaul dengan calo setelah ada pesan tiket bus online?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedRedbus dan PO Sinar Jaya Berkolaborasi di Layanan Jakarta Airport Connexion21/09/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”Layaknya Pohon Natal, Ini Alasan Bus AKAP Dihiasi Lampu Warna Warni13/05/2020In “Bus AKAP”Bus AKAP Rambah Aplikasi Online16/02/2017In “Basis Aplikasi” Aplikasi pemesanan tiket perjalanan bukan hanya untuk moda pesawat ataupun kereta api saja, tetapi bus antar kota antar provinsi (AKAP) juga bisa dipesan melalui aplikasi. Ada berbagai macam aplikasi untuk pemesanan bus AKAP, baik dari Perusahan Otobus (PO) itu sendiri atau aplikasi yang bersinergi dengan berbagai PO masing-masing bus tersebut.Baca juga: Luxury Class Sleeper Bus PO Harapan Jaya, Fasilitas “Mewah” dengan Harga TerjangkauKabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, ada berbagai macam aplikasi untuk pemesanan bus, tapi kali ini yang akan dibahas adalah redBus dan Bosbis. RedBus merupakan pemesanan tiket bus online yang sudah hadir di lima negara lain selain Indonesia yakni Colombia, India, Malaysia, Peru dan Singapura.last_img read more

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first_imgBelum lagi maskapai juga harus bertanggung jawab atas kerusakan pesawat ke pihak leasing. Tak jarang, besarnya uang yang dikeluarkan membuat finansial perusahaan menjadi tak stabil. Hal itulah yang diduga dialami oleh Mandala Airlines.Dilansir dw.com, pesawat Boeing 737-200 Mandala Airlines flight RI 091 pada 5 September 2005 lalu dilaporkan jatuh dan menewaskan 149 orang, 100 berasal dari penumpang pesawat dan sisanya warga yang berada di darat, mengingat pesawat jatuh dan menghantam pemukiman warga, tak jauh dari Bandara Polonia, Medan.Menurut Tempo, pihak Mandala Airlines memberikan santunan kepada korban kecelakaan pesawat flight 091 sebesar Rp300 juta perorang untuk korban meninggal. Sedangkan untuk korban luka-luka sebesar Rp 50 juta, dan Rp 300 juta bagi yang mengalami cacat tetap.Sebetulnya angka tersebut masih jauh lebih kecil dibanding hasil Konvensi Montreal, dimana maskapai penerbangan harus memberikan kompensasi kepada penumpang atau keluarga penumpang sebesar 100.000 special drawing rights (SDR) untuk korban, baik cedera maupun meninggal. SDR sendiri adalah mata uang yang biasa digunakan IMF.Konvensi Montreal juga mengatur mengenai ganti rugi atas barang yang diangkut pesawat yang mengalami kecelakaan. Jika barang yang diangkut hilang, rusak atau terlambat datang, maskapai wajib memberi kompensasi sebesar 17 SDR per kilogram.Adapun menurut hukum di Indonesia, pemerintah melalui Kementerian Perhubungan pada 8 Agustus 2011 mengeluarkan Permenhub No.PM 77/Tahun 2011 tentang Tanggung Jawab Pengangkut Angkutan Udara, yang diteken Menteri Freddy Numberi.Aturan kompensasi angkutan udara tersebut juga telah disesuaikan dengan beleid lainnya seperti UU No.2/1992 tentang Perasuransian, UU No.8/1999 tentang Perlindungan Konsumen, dan tentu saja UU No.1/2009 tentang Penerbangan. Berdasarkan Permenhub No.77 itu, korban jiwa karena kecelakaan pesawat mendapatkan santunan Rp1,25 miliar.Bila sesuai Konvensi Montreal atau Permenhub, Mandala Airlines harusnya bisa mengeluarkan miliaran rupiah untuk satu korban tewas.Baca juga: Saatnya Nostalgia, Ini Dia Lima Maskapai yang Sempat Mewarnai Langit Indonesia!Namun, tetap saja, santunan sebesar Rp300 juta berarti memaksa Mandala Airlines mengeluarkan uang sebesar Rp44,5 miliar lebih. Belum lagi biaya kerusakan pesawat. Atas berbagai beban biaya itu pula-lah maskapai kemudian diduga terlilit hutang. Terbukti, enam tahun berselang, tepatnya pada Rabu, 11 Januari 2011, Mandala Airlines melakukan penerbangan terakhir sebelum menutup semua operasional.Meskipun sempat kembali mengudara serta berganti nama jadi Tigerair Mandala setelah didukung Sandiaga Uno, melalui perusahaan investasi PT Saratoga Investment Group dan Tiger Airways Holding Limited dari Singapura, Mandala Airlines akhirnya harus benar-benar bangkrut pada 1 Juli 2014 dan bergabung dengan maskapai swasta nasional lainnya yang telah lebih dulu bangkrut, seperti Sempati Air, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines, Adam Air, dan Batavia Air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedHari Ini, 15 Tahun Lalu, Mandala Airlines Flight 091 Jatuh dan Menimpa Pemukiman Warga di Medan05/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Sebelum “Mengudara”, Kenali Dulu Yuk Kode Penerbangannya!10/11/2019In “Bandara”Misteri Teror Hantu Pesawat Eastern Airlines dengan Nomor Penerbangan 40130/04/2020In “Featured” Mandala Airlines. Sumber: istimewa Kecelakaan pesawat memang jadi malapetaka semua pihak. Bagi regulator, tentu kecelakaan (termasuk juga insiden penerbangan lainnya) mencoreng wajah penerbangan dalam negeri di mata internasional. Indonesia pernah berada pada posisi itu tatkala seluruh maskapai dalam negeri satupun tak diperbolehkan masuk ke Amerika Serikat (AS) dan Uni Eropa (UE) sejak 2007-2018 lalu.Baca juga: Hari Ini, 15 Tahun Lalu, Mandala Airlines Flight 091 Jatuh dan Menimpa Pemukiman Warga di MedanBagi maskapai penerbangan, kecelakaan pesawat tentu bakal menghilangkan rasa percaya segelintir atau sebagian penumpang untuk menggunakan jasa penerbangannya. Sudah begitu, mereka juga harus merogok kocek dalam-dalam untuk memberikan santunan (ganti-rugi) atas kecelakaan tersebut.last_img read more

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first_imgThree-time Nigerian champions Rivers Hoopers have fortified their squad ahead of their campaign in the Basketball Africa League by securing the signatures of American Billy Baptist and Egyptian Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed.The double signing follows the capture of American Kaylon Tappin whom the KingsMen signed on Tuesday.Competition rules allow teams to sign two American players and another two African players to their roster for the tournament.Baptist spent his 2013/2014 season in the NBA Developmental League for the Bakersfield Jam. He appeared in 42 games for the Jam and averaged 7.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 1.2 APG.The 32 year old small forward moved on to London Lightning in Canada where he averaged 5.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 1.5 APG. Baptist, an undrafted pick in the 2011 NBA Draft has also played for Baxi Manresa and Unicaja Malaga in Spain, Merlins Crailsheim in Germany and Keflavik in Iceland.Meanwhile, Mohamed averaged 16.2 PPG, and 10 RPG while shooting 54.5 percent from the field as a freshman at Lee College in Baytown, Texas in the 2014/2015 season.The 26-year-old power forward was one of nine Egyptian-born players on an NCAA team, seven of whom played an NCAA Division 1 team.Mohamed also averaged 5.9 PPG and 3.8 RPG while shooting 47.7 percent as a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and helped the Rams as they are fondly called to a 26-9 record as he played in 33 of 34 games and nine starts in the 2016/2017 season.Ahmed Hamdy MohamedThe 6’9” Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness graduate at VCU had a wonderful senior season a year later averaging 5.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 13.2 minutes per game.Hoopers were drawn alongside Patriots, Ferroviario de Maputo, US Monastir, Forces Armees et Police Basketball (FAP) and Zamalek in the Nile Conference of the BAL.They face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game on 21 March in Monastir, Tunisia.The top four teams from the Nile Conference will advance to the single-elimination playoffs (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, third Place Game and Championship Game) scheduled to take place between May 26 and 31 in Kigali, Rwanda.RelatedBAL: Rivers Hoopers Sign American Kaylon TappinFebruary 26, 2020In “BasketBall”BASKETBALL: Abdul Yahaya, Rivers Hoopers Latest Signing Claims He’s Unstoppable (AUDIO)February 13, 2019In “BasketBall”Basketball Africa League: Rivers Hoopers To Face Zamalek, 4 Others In Nile ConferenceFebruary 20, 2020In “BasketBall”last_img read more

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first_imgThis time last year, a much less likely win was secured at the Matchroom Stadium to help propel City clear of relegation trouble.Nowadays, ambitions are rather loftier, as Steve Cotterill’s league leaders came from behind to go ten points clear at Sky Bet League One summit.Goals from Luke Freeman, Aden Flint and Aaron Wilbraham propelled the league leaders further clear of the chasing pack after Chris Dagnall had prodded the hosts in front early on.Cotterill made one change to his side after the same XI came through back-to-back games against Doncaster Rovers and Rochdale with maximum points, as Joe Bryan reverted to left-wing back at the expense of Greg Cunningham.The manager had been wary of a repeat of City’s last visit to the Matchroom Stadium in which the team fighting against the drop upset opponents gunning for promotion.On that occasion the shoe was on the opposite foot, as Cotterill’s City struck twice in the first 12 minutes to stun the title-chasing O’s.This time around City were caught napping as Dagnall profited from a moment of hesitation from Mark Little, latching on to a pass from strike partner David Mooney to slide the ball into the bottom corner for a neatly-taken opener.But City continued their happy habit of breaching the O’s in minute 12 with a quick-fire leveller, created by the industry of the recalled Bryan.There seemed no danger as the Bristolian chased a lost cause down towards the corner flag, but he showed admirable persistence to slide in and hook the ball away from right-back Luke O’Neill, who was attempting to shepherd it out of play.Instead the ball rolled invitingly into the penalty area for Kieran Agard to collect with his back to goal and lay it off for Freeman, who struck a first-time shot from eight yards already destined for the bottom corner before it beat goalkeeper Alex Cisak via a late deflection.There had been little to report by way of non-goalscoring chances, a trend that continued until after Flint registered his seventh goal of the season with a bullet header nine minutes later.When Freeman was bundled over near the left touchline, the midfielder picked himself up to swing in a teasing cross powered high into the net by the towering City defender.The league leaders’ slack start was already a distant memory, but it was hard to see that being the end of the scoring in a wide open contest.Dagnall was close to celebrating his second of the night when his shot on the turn deflected down into the ground to deceive Fielding only to loop up and over his crossbar from close range as City breathed a collective sigh of relief.At the other end Orient looked susceptible to further damage. Having already forced ex-Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena into a cynical foul on the halfway line, Little burst to the byeline and stood the ball up to the back post, only for Bryan and Freeman to get in each other’s way as the latter headed wide when perhaps the former would have presented the greater aerial threat.To their credit, the O’s were not afraid to commit bodies forward, dispensing with the stereotype often associated with teams managed by Italians.Veteran winger Jobi McAnuff forced Fielding to shovel a left-footed shot wide of goal before Swansea loanee Ryan Hedges volleyed a presentable loose ball into the stand behind the City goal.But Orient’s best chance to go in at the break on level terms would arrive in the third and final minute of added time when Dossena’s left-wing corner was headed over by Roman Vincelot when left unmarked only six yards from goal.If City’s second-half remit was to kill the game quickly, Cotterill’s players seemed hell-bent on carrying out the plan to the letter as they flew out of the blocks.First Marlon Pack sent Cisak stooping to his right to keep out a 25-yard daisy-cutter, before the resulting corner flashed across the face of goal with Agard just unable to react in time to convert from point-blank range.Freeman tried his luck from distance with a thunderous drive only a couple of yards wide, whilst at the other end Fielding had to be at his best to help Dossena’s brilliantly-struck shot on its way over.It was an isolated scare for the visitors following the restart, and City’s increasing superiority was rewarded on the hour mark by Wilbraham’s 16th goal of an individual season well on track to be a season’s best at the ripe old age of 35.As for the early equaliser, Bryan and Agard would share assisting duty, as the striker did well to bring a high ball under control and wait for the impending arrival of Bryan, who sent a glorious low ball across goal which tempted Cisak but proved just out of reach for the keeper before Wilbraham slid in to convert at the far post.Fielding would have to be alert to keep out substitutes Gianvito Plasmati and Jay Simpson in the closing stages, but City’s third goal had already knocked the stuffing out of a home team nervously looking over their shoulders.What a difference a year makes.last_img read more

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