first_imgWelcome to new mexico, the Land of Enchantment! In the middle of New Mexico you will find Bernalillo County stretching from just east of the Sandia Mountains to the Volcano Cliffs on the west mesa. Bernalillo County has a population of 676,773 and is home to the city of Albuquerque, the county seat, and Kirtland Air Force Base.The county offers many historical and cultural attractions, plus modern amenities. In addition to its wide-open landscapes, open skies and peaceful natural settings, there are archeological sites, museums and parks. Outdoor activities abound, including fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting and camping.There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore: Annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Native Americans to the hot air balloon fiesta that showcases the vibrancy of New Mexico.last_img read more

Egypt’s National Cancer Institute re-opens after deadly bomb blast

first_imgEgypt’s National Cancer Institute has re-opened to receiving patients at full capacity after recovering from the August fourth deadly bombing.The hospital was closed and transferred patients to Cairo hospitals after the car bomb blast that killed 20 people and injured 47.Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht said the process of repairing the damages is on-going however the restoration work for normal operation before the explosion without any under-performance in treatment and operations has now been completed according to the report by Egypt Independent.The hospital will also be expanding to allow for the accommodation of the increasingly large numbers of patients.The Cairo University President added that these reforms will not be limited to the recovering from the blast, but will include repairs and renovations within the institute facilities to improve medical service for patients and accommodate the large numbers coming to the institute daily.Khost pointed out that the plan proposed by the Engineering Committee for the renovation works – which will be carried out during the coming period for the renovation of the Institute’s buildings – includes repairs to the areas affected by the accident in two phases.The first phase targets the damaged parts of the northern building, patient rooms and operations. The second phase is for restorations of the administrative building and facades, in addition to the development of a central area between the facilities, where work is underway to develop architectural, structural and electromechanical designs for the renovation plan of the entire institute, which will improve movement and link the institute’s medical activities.Related Egypt’s prosecutor’s motorcade targeted in bomb blast Egypt: Bomb explodes on Giza railwaycenter_img Egypt bomb kills first lieutenant and soldierlast_img read more

Singapore Hosts 38th Meeting of ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group

first_imgThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will host the 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group (MTWG) from 21 to 23 August 2019. This meeting is part of Singapore’s two-year Chairmanship of the working group from 2018 to 2019. The chairmanship of the MTWG is rotated amongst ASEAN Member States on a biennial basis. The MTWG is the principal coordinating and implementing arm of the ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) that advances maritime transport related programmes, projects and activities under the Kuala Lumpur Transport Strategic Plan 2016-2025 (KLTSP) aimed at enhancing regional economic integration. (d) ASEAN Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan; and Since the adoption of the KLTSP 2016-2025, the MTWG has concluded several key initiatives including: (e) Framework of Cooperation on Certification of Competency for Near Coastal Voyages issued by ASEAN Member States. (c) ASEAN Search and Rescue Operation Procedures; Author: Baibhav Mishracenter_img At the 38th MTWG, the 10 ASEAN Member States renewed their commitment to enhance regional cooperation on issues such as the establishment of the ASEAN Single Shipping Market, developing the roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) shipping network, and strengthening navigational safety and protection of the marine environment through effective implementation of global shipping regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO). During his opening address at the 38th MTWG, Mr Calvin Phua, Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy), Ministry of Transport, commended the MTWG’s efforts to enhance maritime connectivity and promote safe and sustainable shipping in the region. He encouraged ASEAN Member States, together with its dialogue partners, industry and international organisations such as the IMO, to continue building capacity in the region and embrace technological innovations to further develop the ASEAN maritime transport sector. He also expressed his appreciation to the ASEAN Member States, various partners and the IMO for their strong support and valuable contributions. (b) Guidelines for Safety Standards for Non-Convention Ships; (a) the ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding on the Improvement of Safety Standards and Inspection for Non-Convention Ships with ASEAN Member States; Sea News, August 21last_img read more

Herbert Mensah leads change at Ashgold

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko and King Faisal CEO Herbert Mensah, is leading a new revolution at AshantiGold Sporting Club.Herbert, lead consultant for the Canary Islands based Fortia Limited, today sealed a purchase and takeover deal with AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, at a ceremony at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.Already there are hints of major changes at the premiership ‘gold nuggets’ with promises of revitalising AshantiGold and in some 48 months, “ensure that it reverts to the powerhouse it was years ago and move to its all concurring form on the African continent.” Read full Fortia Limited statement here.Ashanti Gold SC was founded in 1978 by a group of employees of the then Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, and from 1994 to 1996, won the newly introduced Premier League back-to-back.The club has since operated at the top of the Ghanaian league, albeit in the shadows of big boys Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. It finished fifth at the end of the 2007/2008 league season won by regional rivals Asante Kotoko. Ashgold is hugely rated to be underachieving relative to its potential.Herbert previously led well acclaimed revolutions at Kotoko and King Faisal with exciting results and is also reputed to have pioneered a more scientific pre-season regime in the local league, away from the days when league clubs reassembled only with days to kick-off the season.Mr. Christian Rampa Ruhembwe, Vice President, AngloGold Ashanti (West Africa Division), said he was especially pleased to announce the ‘historic deal’, explaining that “AngloGold Ashanti is a mining company without any special skills in owning and running a football club. Soccer is now a business of its own right and the fact that we have been successful in achieving all these in the past does not mean that we can guarantee the future with the same success.”He paid tribute to past directors of the club, as well as supporters, for their various roles in bringing the club to its current status.Read full AngloGold statement here. Story by Isaac Yeboahlast_img read more