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Empowerment through entrepreneurship | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper

One of her prominent roles is as Project Co-ordinator at Youth Business T&T (YBTT) where she is in charge of communications, stakeholder and media relations at an agency responsible nurturing the business spirit among young people. But that is just one of many hats worn by Adriana Sandrine Isaac-Rattan, who is also principal consultant at The Corporate Suite (T&T), a full-service communications and event management company; a director of the International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) an NGO providing support services…

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China must lead the way in reform of global governance, says Xi

  China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more muscular approach, setting up China’s own global bodies like the…

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‘It’s a wonderful time to be a woman…’: Isla Fisher on fame, family and making time for love

But we need men to support us, says actress ISLA FISHER. She tells Elaine Lipworth how she juggles fame and family with husband Sacha Baron Cohen…and why love is when he empties the dishwasher ‘Healthy relationships are about embracing each other’s differences,’ says Isla. Isla Fisher is a woman of many talents. Apart from her stellar film career, she is the author of a bestselling children’s book series featuring anarchic babysitter Marge. But some of Isla’s gifts are of a…

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Technical team meets in Khartoum to discuss filling Ethiopian Dam

June 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – A joint technical team from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Saturday has launched discussions in Khartoum over options and strategies for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) lake. The planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (AP) Egypt fears that its water share would be drawn down by the filling of the GERD which is expected to hold 74 billion cubic metres of water and generate electrical power of up to 6,000 megawatts. In 2015,…

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Indonesia’s Order to Foreign Workers: Learn the Language

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is making it easier for foreigners to work here — but they will have to study as well. A decree by President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect this month will simplify Indonesia’s procedures for issuing work permits to foreigners, which are often hampered by delays, arbitrary denials and revocations, not to mention compulsory bribes to civil servants just to stamp the paperwork. Buried inside the order is a section requiring all expatriate workers…

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Solar power capacity reaches 218MW

Bangladesh witnessed a 27 percent year-on-year jump in the number of solar home systems installed last year, thanks to a drop in the production cost aided by technological advancement. By the end of 2017, the country installed 5.2 million SHSs, which are stand-alone photovoltaic systems that offer a cost-effective mode of supplying power for lighting and appliances to remote off-grid households. The custom-made SHSs had a total capacity of 218 megawatts, according to the “Renewables 2018-Global Status Report”, which is…

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Xi Jinping says China must lead way in reform of global governance

A file photo of China President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP Beijing: China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more…

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BVR Subrahmanyam takes over as Chief Secretary of J-K

[India], June 23 (ANI): Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer, BVR Subrahmanyam took charge as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Subrahmanyam assumed charges from the outgoing Chief Secretary B B Vyas at Chief Secretary’s office chamber here. Vyas, who was given one-year extension in service last month, has been appointed the adviser to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra. Subrahmanyam, a 1987-batch IAS officer, recently served as the Additional Chief Secretary Home under the Chhattisgarh Government and has also…

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Farmers in Kazakhstan to be able to insure against risks of default on loans

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23 By Ali Mustafayev – Trend: Farmers in Kazakhstan will be able to insure against the risks of default on the loan agreement with a decrease of the average regional yield, the press service of Agrarian Credit Corporation JSC (ACC) said in a message. ACC in cooperation with the World Bank have developed and implemented a new product for insurance of loans for spring field and harvesting for the borrowers of ACC. “The joint product presupposes the…

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DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks | World news

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader whose war crimes convictions at the international criminal court (ICC) were quashed, is expected to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo within weeks, risking an intense new phase of political manoeuvring and instability in the vast and impoverished central African state. Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague before his surprise acquittal on appeal. The…

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Can the Indian economy really achieve double digit growth?

Analysts say it would be better for India to first target a sustained 8% growth. In 2017-18, the Indian economy grew at 6.7%, a four-year-low. Graphic: Mint New Delhi: Within a span of just seven days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has twice vouched to take the Indian economy to double-digit growth, and interim finance minister Piyush Goyal has claimed the target can be achieved by the fourth quarter (January-March) of the current fiscal year. “The need of the hour is…

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‘Patently Ridiculous’ for U.N. to Waste Time on U.S. Poverty Report

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley rebuked socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for his support this week of a United Nations report that blames President Donald Trump for “killing the American Dream,” claiming his tax policies are a human rights concern. A press release on the U.N. report, issued on June 1, states that Professor Philip Alston, a John Norton Pomeroy professor of law at New York University School of Law and co-chair of the law school’s Center…

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Benin,United States : 2018 program development grant for Benin

Jun 22, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved the following grant: US$200,000 for Benin to develop an education program The program development grant (PDG) for Benin will support the development of a program to implement key areas of the education sector plan. This program is implemented through collaboration between the World Bank, a key partner of the Global Partnership for Education, as grant agent and the Government of Benin. UNICEF has been…

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Solar Sister Nigeria Set To Eradicate Energy Poverty

Lagos, Nigeria – June 2018 Social Enterprise Organization, Solar Sister Nigeria said that it is set to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. The Non-Government Organization (NGO) adopts the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa. The NGO has called for increased role by women in clean energy access, especially in underserved communities across the country.…

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For a competitive & vibrant construction industry – Digatha news

The government will facilitate functions of the private sector for a competitive and vibrant construction industry, which is a preferred destination for investment, minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries Daya Gamage said. The minister was speaking at his ministry-sponsored day at the three-day INCO engineering exhibition at the BMICH in Colombo today. Deputy minister Muttu Sivalingam and supervising MP Dr. Thusitha Wijemanne also attended. In addition to local exhibitors, there is also participation from India, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Pakistan,…

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