Les appareils de forage XCMG soutiennent les infrastructures de transport public et de génie hydraulique au Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya30 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Les appareils de forage XCMG (SHE:000425), y compris les XR400, XR400E et XR360, sont déployés sur de multiples projets de construction pour soutenir le développement des infrastructures locales de transport public et de génie hydraulique.

In Nairobi, Kenya, XCMG’s rotary drilling rigs XR360 and XR400E are participating in the construction of the airport express way.

« XCMG s’engage à fournir des technologies de construction avancées et des équipements de construction haut de gamme qui permettraient d’atteindre une croissance mutuellement complémentaire avec nos partenaires internationaux, nous persistons également à offrir des services après-vente complets », a déclaré Wang Min, président de XCMG.

XCMG a été parmi les premières entreprises de construction chinoises à pénétrer le marché africain. À Nairobi, au Kenyales foreuses rotatives XR360 et XR400E de XCMG participent à la construction de la voie express de l’aéroport, la route entièrement fermée et à échange complet adopte la norme routière nationale de niveau A du Kenya et la norme de charge de pont de niveau I de la Chine, avec quatre/six voies à double sens et une vitesse de conception de 80 kilomètres/heure.

Une fois achevée, la voie rapide améliorera efficacement les conditions de circulation de la section de l’aéroport de Nairobi et améliorera grandement la capacité du trafic routier des principaux pôles d’échange, favorisant ainsi les échanges économiques entre les différentes zones urbaines de Nairobi.

Dans le comté de Garissa au Kenya, le Projet d’irrigation de dérivation de Bura du Conseil national d’irrigation du pays est actuellement en cours de construction. Le projet de 100 kilomètres de long introduira l’eau de la rivière Tana dans les terres agricoles afin de stimuler le rendement agricole dans la région de Bura, et la foreuse rotative XR400E de XCMG améliore considérablement la vitesse de construction.

Le modèle a une hauteur de travail de 26 à 27 mètres, et un poids de 120 tonnes, il peut atteindre 103 mètres de profondeur et 2,8 mètres de diamètre maximum du forage de fondation des pieux. La XR400E est la plus grande foreuse rotative introduite sur le marché est-africain. Garantissant des performances fiables, une large gamme d’opérations et une grande efficacité de construction, elle est utilisée dans de nombreux projets majeurs au Kenya.

Entre-temps, la machine de perçage de tuyaux XDN1500-R de la Fondation XCMG développée conjointement avec la quatrième branche d’ingénierie de CPP a été mise en service avec succès dans le projet d’adduction et de distribution d’eau de la province du Yunnan (détournement de Dianzhong vers le sud-est de la ville de Kunming).

L’équipe R&D de la Fondation XCMG a optimisé et mis à niveau l’équipement en fonction des besoins géologiques et d’ingénierie du projet, pour non seulement résoudre le risque de construction, mais aussi améliorer l’efficacité de la construction et la durée de vie des composants.

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur XCMG.

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Norway makes fishing vessel data accessible to the world

Norway to become first European nation to share its vessel tracking information on Global Fishing Watch map

Lisbon, Portugal, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Norway has become the first country in Europe to partner with Global Fishing Watch—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency—and will share its vessel tracking data for the Norwegian fishing fleet on the organization’s public map.

The announcement was made at the second United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal where countries from around the world are gathering to mobilize action and innovative solutions to some of the ocean’s most pressing threats.

Under the memorandum of understanding, which was signed between Global Fishing Watch and Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries, Norway has agreed to share the vessel monitoring system data for vessels 15 meters or more in length on the Global Fishing Watch map.

“Wild living marine resources are a common good and belong to everyone,” said Frank Bakke-Jensen, director general of the Directorate of Fisheries in Norway. “When a commercial fishing fleet is licensed to utilize this common good, we are obliged and committed to share fisheries data documenting the environmental footprint of commercial fishing activity. We hope that others will follow this approach and share more fisheries data.”

“We believe that improved transparency of fishing data is necessary to reduce the risk of illegal fisheries and set the groundwork for improved compliance,” said Thord Monsen, head of monitoring, control and surveillance at the Directorate of Fisheries.

The incorporated data will span a total of approximately 600 vessels—all vessels 15 meters in length or more predominantly operating in Norwegian waters and the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Norway is currently expanding its VMS requirement to include all commercial fishing vessels, as well as increasing the frequency that vessels need to report their position—a requirement which will be implemented over the coming years in a phased approach.

“We’re seeing more and more countries embrace fisheries transparency, demonstrating their understanding of just how essential public data is to the effective management of fishing activity,” said Tony Long, chief executive officer of Global Fishing Watch. “Norway has taken a leading global role in the sustainable ocean economy and is using its experience and expertise to promote better ocean governance. By bringing its fishing fleet into our map, Norway is paving the way for other countries, including developed nations, to follow suit.”

Since October 2019 Norway has shared its VMS tracking information on the Fisheries Directorate website in support of transparency and as part of an effort to make government data public whenever possible. The partnership with Global Fishing Watch will help make its vessel tracking data more accessible to a wider range of stakeholders—a substantial benefit in the sphere of international fisheries management.

With a coastline of more than 83,000 kilometers, including islands and fjords, the fishing sector is a key element to Norway’s economic, social and cultural identity. Norway is the second largest exporter of fish and fish products by value in the world and is home to some of the most productive marine areas in the world. An influential voice when it comes to fisheries issues and a leader on blue economy issues, Norway’s decision to partner with Global Fishing Watch and amplify its vessel tracking data demonstrates how fisheries transparency can be adopted in countries where fishing represents such a significant part of the economy.

“Data can be a powerful tool in protecting the environment, as we have seen in our work on climate change. The more data we have about the ocean, the better we can protect it and the people that rely on it. Norway’s commitment to making fishing vessel data accessible to the world – via Global Fishing Watch – is a great step forward for ocean transparency,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and ​UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions. “Their commitment to data-sharing is a model other countries can follow, and it will help demonstrate the effectiveness – environmentally and economically – of sustainable fishing.”

Norway joins a growing number of progressive countries from around the world that are dedicated to advancing, and benefiting from, fisheries transparency, which include: Benin, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Global Fishing Watch is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency of human activity at sea. By creating and publicly sharing map visualizations, data and analysis tools, we aim to enable scientific research and transform the way our ocean is managed. We believe human activity at sea should be public knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean for the common good of all. globalfishingwatch.org

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Cellebrite Launch of Physical Analyzer Ultra Series Transforms Industry Standard for Digital Data Examination

With recent launches of Physical Analyzer Ultra Series and SaaS-based Cellebrite Premium, Cellebrite delivers powerful, end-to-end Collect & Review offering for digital investigations

PETAH TIKVA, Israel and TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite DI Ltd. (Nasdaq: CLBT), a global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced the general availability of the Cellebrite Physical Analyzer Ultra Series (PA Ultra Series), the next generation of PA and the de-facto industry standard for digital data examination.

PA Ultra Series is a revolutionary solution that further empowers investigators to uncover key pieces of case-relevant digital evidence and examine digital data more efficiently, to help secure more convictions, accelerate justice, and close cases faster. PA Ultra Series will significantly boost Cellebrite’s Collection & Review offerings as part of the Digital Intelligence suite of solutions.

PA Ultra Series will enable investigation teams to leverage an upgraded solution that can process a higher volume of computer, cloud, and mobile data, allow cases to be opened without the need to reparse data and support multiple cases and evidence per device with enhanced location data from a new customizable dashboard. PA Ultra will also enable data enrichment for cryptocurrency, ranging from leading blockchain data platforms to tracking transactions.

Ronnen Armon, Chief Products & Technologies Officer, said: “PA Ultra Series transforms PA’s data processing, decoding, and reporting capabilities. We are confident that our continued innovation will empower examiners and law enforcement agencies to make more efficient and insightful investigative decisions that will lead to uncovering the truth and securing more convictions.”

Additionally, after successful beta testing and showcasing the pre-release, the SaaS version of Cellebrite Premium, an industry-leading advanced access solution, is now available for customers. With the general release of PA Ultra Series and the general availability of a SaaS-based version of Cellebrite Premium, Cellebrite has built upon its position as the global leader in the Digital Intelligence market. The Company provides a complete Collection & Review technology stack to its public and private sector customers, dramatically boosting our customer’s ability to analyze data in investigations and manage this process in the cloud.

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The European Union supports Dominica’s efforts to become climate-resilient

Roseau, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Financial Secretary of the Commonwealth of Dominica had a discussion with the European Union (EU) dignitaries in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 June 23, to discuss Dominica’s journey to becoming the world’s first climate-resilient nation.

Denise Edwards represented the country during the discussions with the European Member of Parliament (MEP) – Stéphane Bijoux, and the new MEP from Martinique Max Orville.

MEP Stéphane Bijoux lauded Dominica’s efforts to become a climate-resilient nation and to promote eco-tourism. He also assured support for the country as it forges ahead with a number of initiatives that will enable it to realise this goal and establish resilient infrastructure to withstand natural catastrophes.

Furthermore, Bijoux asserted, “Climate change is a severe threat that impacts everyone regardless of creed or stature – sadly, Small Island Developing States such as Dominica are bearing the brunt of catastrophic weather patterns. It is our responsibility to partner with developing countries as solidarity is needed in the fight against climate change.”

Dominica has garnered appreciation for promoting as well as encouraging sustainable tourism and preserving its natural assets. The country has been at the frontline of the war against natural disasters, including hurricanes, tropical storms, and cyclones. Additionally, Bijoux mentioned that the country is recovering very well from the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dominica has been shattered by various hurricanes and tropical storms, and the country has been building back better after 90 percent of its infrastructure was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika (2015) and Hurricane Maria (2017).

The EU provided €8.9 million in financial assistance under the European Development Fund (EDF) to Dominica at the time Tropical Storm Erika hit the country in 2015. In addition to that, the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department also provided €250,000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.

Further, Dominica has also signed the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which emphasises development cooperation.

The island nation of Dominica is making the right strides in its quest to become a climate-resilient nation. The construction of its geothermal plant is almost complete.

The plant will enable the country to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

In 1992 the United Nations made an urgent call to all countries to tackle climate change amongst other issues and, in 2015 the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed.

Dominica is already on its way to achieving six of the 17 SDGs for its nation, these include No Poverty; Good Health and Wellbeing; Affordable and Clean Energy; Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure; Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Climate Action.

As hurricanes become more frequent and more intense, Dominica and other small islands are seeking new opportunities which lie in decarbonisation and renewable energy technologies to aid more sustainable forms of tourism and digitisation of the economy.

The country, which can be counted among the few nations that can be termed “carbon neutral” is enhancing its resilience agenda by utilising resources on the island to generate energy.

The geothermal plant will ensure that the country is powered by renewable energy, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions while simultaneously creating jobs.

Along with the geothermal plant, the island is ensuring that all infrastructure on the island is developed with sustainability and resilience in mind – all buildings from homes to hospitals, are built to withstand weather disasters.

Dominica’s tourism sector is also witnessing a green revitalisation, thanks to the introduction and construction of boutique environmentally sensitive villas and resorts.

As the country moves towards complete climate resilience, visitors can be confident that their trip helps preserve and boost the environment. Those who fall in love with the country can be pleased to know that they can make it their ideal second home.

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UG College of Humanities climax DSRA celebration

Accra, June 30, GNA-The University of Ghana (UG), Legon, has for the first time, participated in the celebration of the Day of Scientific Renaissance of Africa (DSRA) as strategy to drive the overall growth of the university as the world class research intense university.

It is also to draw attention to the scholarly works, innovations and development championed by members of the community, including the dedicated faculties of the university.

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice-Chancellor, said to ensure that the day reflected the depth and diversity of research innovation emanating from the university, each college was tasked to host a series of activities that highlighted the contribution of its constituents to global advancement of knowledge.

She said the university’s wide participation was intended to indicate the variations in science and its pluralistic nature, adding that the celebration had come to stay as an annual event.

The Vice-Chancellor said the core objective of the celebration was to remind African governments and people of the critical roles of science and technology in national development.

She said the day was also held in commemoration of the continent’s great contributions to the right and development of modern-day science and technology.

Prof Amfo announced that the University in collaboration with Conversation Africa is organising a workshop on how to communicate their scientific or research findings to their audience.

“These are some of the initiatives that my administration is embarking on to bridge the gap between researchers, policy makers and the ordinary people.”

She pledged to continue to drive aspirations of the university including using diverse ways to bring research closer to the people.

Prof Daniel Frimpong Ofori, the Provost of the College of Humanities and Chairman of the celebration, reiterated the need to enhance capacity of early carrier researchers to network with other stakeholders to attract attention to their works.

He said it was clear from the discussions that the only way to make impactful research was to adopt innovative ways to disseminate research findings and articles.

He commended the Planning Committee members, all the faculties and the University Administration for making the celebration a success.

Earlier, there was an exhibition of Scholarly Works by Schools, Institutions and Centres under the University, Artistic Performances by Ghana Dance Ensemble, and a Roundtable Discussion on Research in Africa.

All the discussants agreed that African Universities should move from working in silos and venture into multidisciplinary research to solve bigger problems for national development.

They also called for innovations that will take their research findings to the audience in a well-packaged manner.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GES staff advised to start planning their future now

Accra, June 30, GNA- Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General, Ghana Education Service has advised the staff of the Service to start investing in their future projects before retirement.

Prof Opoku-Amankwa said planning was the biggest asset in meeting their future aspirations and urged the staff to explore and seek more information about housing schemes and not only rely on assumptions.

The Professor said this in Accra at a business fair for staff of the Service to engage Estates Developers and banks for interactions on housing schemes and the processes involved in owning a property.

He said many people would love to plan and own a property, but were scared because of affordability, urging the staff not to be discouraged about their little finances but more importantly seek expert advice and start from somewhere.

The Director-General said there were a lot of Estate Developers providing affordable housing for public workers and a national homeowners fund available at the Ministry of Finance for public workers to take advantage of.

He said in April 2023, the Service organised a durbar to discuss issues relating to staff work and invited various insurance companies to find solutions for securing a better future through insurance packages.

The Professor stated it was necessary because when staff were no longer in active service, the insurance package would cushion and make them productive during their pension lives.

“Sometimes we look at our salary and think it is small to save for future needs. We want to learn from the experiences of others and correct our mistakes, hence the need to engage with these companies.”

“The important key is that the companies will look at your finances and come up with a strategy for you to pay. Do not see it even as a fun fair but be serious and plan for your future and hopefully we will expand it to the other regions,” he said.

He advised the staff not to wait a year to pension before they start building, saying “You don’t have to necessarily get a five or six Storey building but can start with a two-bedroom because a little drop of water makes a mighty ocean.”

Source: Ghana News Agency

Make hostel accommodation affordable for students

Accra, June 30, GNA- Hostel fees in Accra and other capitals have for the past months witnessed a significant rise in most of the tertiary institutions, a Ghana News Agency (GNA) random sampling has revealed.

While caretakers of some of the hostels blame the situation on high cost of goods, services and utilities, students are also alarmed that it could truncate their educational progress.

A visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to some of the hostels confirmed the allegations.

At Alberto hostel at Osu, close to GIJ, GNA realized that fees had moved from GHS 1,500 to GHS 1,700 for two persons in a room and 1,100 to 1,500 for four people in a room respectively, per semester.

In “Amalia” Hostel at Madina, fees have also increased from GHS 1000 to 1,200 per semester, with management indicating that there could be further increments.

A visit to other hostels indicated that Caretakers were tight-lipped on their fees, but indicated that increases resulted from high cost of goods and services.

This development has not only created tension among tertiary students, but also placed huge financial burdens of parents who were working tooth and nail to pay for both academic and hostel fees of their wards.

A hostel owner popularly known as Alhaaji at Najinaram Hostel Okponglo, located behind the Ecobank, said it was because of the high standard of living and the persistent increases in building materials and utilities that influenced his decision to increase fees.

However, Alhaji promised not to put pressure on students to pay, since he was also a parent and understood that some students fended for themselves.

“If not for continuous increase in goods and services, there would not be a need to increase the price of hostel accommodations. Yet as human as I am and as a parent, I understand, that some students live an independent life. Hence, I will be patient with them to pay”, he explained.

At the University of Ghana, hostel fees ranged from GHS 1,500 to GHS 5000 yearly depending on the halls and preference of the students.

There are 14 halls and two hostels available to all students.

The halls are Legon hall, (male and female) Akuafo hall, (male and female) Volta Hall (female), Mensah Sabah Hall (male and female), Bani Hall, African Union Hall, and James top Nelson Yankah Hall

For instance, in 2021 and 2022, all Ghanaian fresh students who were admitted as residents would have to pay an additional GHS 100 as a levy for generator.

In UPSA for four in a room, students are expected to pay a total of GHS 30.00 as hall dues and GHS 20.00 as UPSA hostel initial electricity credit.

For two in a room students are to pay GHS1, 510.00 including GHS30.00 as hall dues and GHS 40.00 as UPSA hostel initial electricity credit.

Hostels and halls at UDS range from Ghc700.00 for four in a room to GHS 2000.00 for one in a room.

Hostels on campus, compared to the ones in town are more affordable.

The major reason students seek lodging in town is mostly because there is not enough space.

Jemima, a level 300 student at university of Ghana, said that she preferred accommodation in town rather than the ones on campus for peace of mind and privacy, and it was mostly because campus hostels were mostly full.

“Town hostels are expensive these days, nevertheless I prefer here to the campus hostel because I find peace of mind here, she said.

Jemima pleaded to hostel owners and caretakers to take it easy with them and try to accept payment in installment and again make things affordable for them.

Research has proven that hostel facilities in Kumasi (Ashanti region) are more expensive, but it looked clear that students in Accra were not finding it easy.

Meanwhile, students on campus are also finding issues with accommodation. It is more like “first come, first served”. The rooms get full quickly and are expensive too.

Students’ Representative Council of the institutions, the GNA visited have all pleaded to the authorities to help build more hostel facilities and to make hostel fees affordable for them.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Activities of rogue websites, social?media scammers great challenge to credibility?of examinations-WAEC

Accra, June 30, GNA- The activities of rogue website operators and social media scammers whose primary aim is to make money at the expense of the credibility of examinations is one of the major challenges of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mrs Wendy?E.

Addy Lamptey, Head of National Office, WAEC, has said.

She said, “even before we begin the conduct of this year’s WASSCE, the nefarious activities of these scammers have already started.”

The Head of the National Office said the Council was, however, working closely with the Police, National Investigation Bureau (NIB) and other security agencies to address the situation.

Mrs Lamptey was speaking at the WAEC Distinction Awards ceremony for WASSCE for School candidates, 2020 and 2021 held in Accra on Thursday.

This year, the Council recognised the achievements of two cohorts of candidates because it was unable to organise the awards ceremony for WASSCE, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.?

Mrs Lamptey appealed to the awardees to be worthy ambassadors in the fight against examination malpractice, adding, “we believe that your peers will heed your call when you join us in our crusade.”

“We wish to reiterate that safeguarding the sanctity of our examinations is a collective responsibility,” She added.

Mrs Lamptey said the Council’s preparation for this year’s examinations was on course and hinted of a second webinar series for supervisors and invigilators on their role of upholding the integrity of examinations.

She said sensitisation?programmes for candidates?were currently ongoing across the country with candidates being taken through the “do’s and don’ts” of examinations.

She reminded candidates that they could pass their examinations without cheating, adding they should also access the Chief Examiners’ report on the Council’s?website to obtain useful information on examinations.

?Mrs Lamptey further cautioned candidates to stay away from all websites that purportED to have timetables for upcoming examinations, saying the Council had made available credible examination timetables to all Heads of Schools.

Mr Parteh Bah, Registrar of WAEC, noted that at the international level, Ghana continued to produce award?winners each year.

“WAEC monitors the progress of its award winners. We have found over the years that they all maintain top notch performance in their academic pursuits and chosen careers in different parts of the world,” Mr Bah said.

WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020 first Prize Winner in Ghana went to Mr Cecil Tetteh Kumah, former student of Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast.

The second prize went to Mr Godfred Aseda Obeng, former Student of Hope College, Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

Ms Afua Maukure Ansah, a former student of Achimota School received the third prize.

The WASSCE for school candidates, 2021 first prize winner in Ghana went to Mr Asante Kwame Brako, former student of Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School, Legon, and a contestant?and winner of the 2021 Accra Regional Maths and Science quiz Competition.

Mr Ohene-Amoani Kwaku, former student of St James Seminary Senior High School, took the second prize.

The third prize went to Korang Ageyi Ransford Nana, a former student of St James Seminary Senior High School.

Other students who excelled in other programmes received various awards.

The awardees were given laptops and cash prizes.

Source: Ghana News Agency