James H. CritchfieldJames H. Critchfield was born in Hunter, N.D., and he attended North Dakota Agricultural College — now North Dakota State University — where he participated in the ROTC program. The troupe performed for over a year at the opera house, and Karloff played 106 different parts during that time. After he left Minot, Karloff performed with the Billie Bennett road company, which made its first stop in Los Angeles in 1917. Paige didn’t return to North Dakota again until 1950, when he signed with the Minot Mallards of the ManDak League. After Minot, Paige went to the major leagues and signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1948.
December 13, 2017 20:03 UTC
Casablanca city authorities are mulling the launch of a monorail or an aerial subway to help ease traffic congestion for its over 5 million inhabitants. After the launch of the Tramway, Casablanca officials are negotiating with Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD for the launch of the Monorail or the aerial subway, which are designed to reduce pollution in cities. Moroccan media reported that the future transport infrastructures were discussed by Industry Minister, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, and officials from BYD. The monorail combined with the already existing tramway lines will help ease transportation inside Casablanca and its suburbs. The company managing the Casablanca Tramway is also planning to launch the busway which will cost 50 million dirhams.
December 13, 2017 14:26 UTC
Amnesty International has denounced European governments’ inaction over the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained in Libya in appalling conditions. “Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants trapped in Libya are at the mercy of Libyan authorities, militias, armed groups and smugglers often working seamlessly together for financial gain. Tens of thousands are kept indefinitely in overcrowded detention centers where they are subjected to systematic abuse,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe Director. European governments “have not just been fully aware of these abuses; by actively supporting the Libyan authorities in stopping sea crossings and containing people in Libya, they are complicit in these abuses”, said Amnesty International. The three organizations discussed concrete steps to address jointly the dramatic situation of migrants and refugees victims of criminal networks, in particular inside Libya.
December 13, 2017 14:15 UTC
Adrienne Clermont ’09, who was a Princeton in Africa fellow after graduation, joined MENAR about a year after it was founded. Grateful for her own experience, Clermont wanted to provide a similar opportunity for graduates interested in the Middle East. This year, MENAR has placed eight fellows at six organizations in four countries across the Middle East: Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, and Morocco. Like the “Princeton in” organizations, MENAR accepts applicants from across the country. “Very few Americans travel to the Middle East and meet the people there,” she said.
December 13, 2017 13:52 UTC
Egypt: substation expansion to supply an additional 120MWOn Monday, GE Power announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kilovolt (kV) Gas Insulated Substation. The agreement includes the connection of an additional 120MW of wind power to the national grid by the end of 2018 from one of the region’s largest wind farms. The Gabal El Zayt substation is the main connection point between the Gabal El Zayt wind farm, one of the largest in the region, and the grid. Upon completion of this extension, the substation’s total capacity will reach 540MW, with plans to connect another 40MW in the near future. Mohaisen added: “As the wind farm expands, our work with EETC to apply further extensions continues while ensuring minimal loss of transferred power.”Featured image: Stock
December 13, 2017 03:56 UTC
So, Libya, a failed state in North Africa that calls itself an Arab nation is Africa’s modern slave trade centre? We, in Naija have heard of slavery in Mauritania, another - well, Arab nation. We have heard, read and watched videos detailing the horrific encounters of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi in slave camps in the Arab world. The reason we didn’t know these things is that, we don’t poke our noses into the affairs of other people. The only reason we are outraged about the Libyan slave markets is that, it finally hit CNN.
December 13, 2017 00:56 UTC
Morocco’s regional investment centers that are supposed to assist investors, both national and foreign, and to facilitate the paperwork for the setting up of projects will be restructured after an audit revealed many dysfunctions preventing these centers from fulfilling their mission properly. The audit, commissioned by the King on October 24, to assess the operations of the centers, known in Morocco as CRIs, revealed that there are many dysfunctions preventing these centers from fulfilling their missions in accordance with the royal letter of January 9, 2002, said a statement released by the Royal Office. They should also be proactive, and interact with the investors. To remedy this situation, the king gave instructions to the Head of Government to work with all the parties concerned to draft proposals for the reform of the CRIs within two months. The reform would seek to enable the CRIs to play their role in encouraging and promoting investment and exploiting the investment opportunities offered by the national economy, the Royal Office statement said.
December 12, 2017 17:26 UTC
Morocco is evidencing at the highest level its firm attachment to achieving the global climate agenda. The participation of King Mohammed VI at the One Planet Summit in Paris is a reaffirmation of Morocco’s keen interest in protecting the environment and curbing climate change effects. The participation of the sovereign, who is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, in this global event sends a strong message regarding Morocco’s endeavors to gather support for global climate efforts. On the sidelines of COP22, Morocco hosted the Africa Action Summit. In fact, countering climate change is a means to safeguard the future of young generations, curb calamities such as migration and displacement and promote agriculture.
December 12, 2017 16:18 UTC
Morocco has taken several initiatives to gather support for climate action, notably in Africa, through landmark projects such as the Adaptation of African Agriculture Initiative (AAA), the World Bank’s Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, said. The World Bank is taking several innovative measures to improve the management of the agricultural sector with a view to adapting it to climate change and reducing emissions, underlining in this regard that Morocco can play an important role in this area on the African continent, she said. Since Agriculture is the main victim of climate change in the continent, Morocco has launched the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) initiative, which seeks to restore African ecosystem balance and enable countries of the continent to have access to climate funds. In the same vein, Morocco and the World Bank agreed at the financial summit of COP22 to launch the “Green Growth Infrastructure Facility for Africa” tasked to spur green economy on the African continent and pull together environment-friendly private and public investments. King Mohammed VI is taking part in the One Planet summit which brings together world leaders in Paris to mark the second anniversary of the climate change plan agreed in the French capital in 2015 and entered into force on November 4 2016, few days prior to the UN Climate Summit, COP22, held in Marrakech.
December 12, 2017 15:56 UTC
African National Congress (ANC) anti-apartheid activist and former South African first lady, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she’s now totally convinced Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema won’t be returning to his first political home – the ANC. Read Also: Elective Conference: ANC Wants Two Deputy PresidentsSpeaking during the colourful occasion, Malema thanked Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela for honouring the invitation. In addition, the EFF leader said he has no plans to invite Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to join the EFF as it would be an insult to do so. I don’t think if you were in the ANC you are able to create another policy better than that of the ANC. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), formed by former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President, Julius Malema was officially recognized as a political party in 2013.
December 12, 2017 14:03 UTC
Seismic survey underway in offshore MozambiqueTuesday, 12 December 2017 06:33The survey is being carried out by Spectrum on behalf of the Institute of National Petroleum. (Image credit: C Morrison/Pixabay)In anticipation of future license rounds, seismic imaging specialist Spectrum has announced the commencement of a 2D seismic survey offshore Mozambique, on behalf of the Institute of National Petroleum (INP)This new 2D seismic programme of up to 19,000 km is aims to complement the existing 2013 seismic data of the Mozambique Channel area. Spectrum commented that gravity and magnetic data will be acquired in conjunction with seismic data to allow for independent verification of structure. “In addition the data will also provide the basis for future license rounds as planned by INP,” he added. The survey will be carried out in partnership with WesternGeco and is supported by industry funding.
December 12, 2017 13:18 UTC
The Harmattan has arrived, as in very fine particles of dust blown by an easterly/north-easterly wind from the Sahel. Said older man must be non violent. An older man worthy of a second look, is the Speaker of the 7th Parliament of Ghana's Fourth Republic, Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye. As I offered, I have a spot, it is hardening, quickly though, for a certain type of older man. As President, Magafuli has made a maverick name for himself by defying the odds.
December 12, 2017 12:56 UTC
News At least 40 dead in Sachangwan horror crashWreckage of vehicles involved in the crash at the Sachangwan blackspot. The Sachangwan accident left a horror scene and caused a major traffic snarl-up on the busy highway. Wreckage of a matatu that was involved in the crash a the Sachangwan blackspot is towed away. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUPThe notorious section stretches from Sobea-Salgaa- Migaa-Sachangwan-Total Junction near Mau Summit shopping centre to Kamara. The Great Rift shuttle that was involved in the crash a the Sachangwan blackspot on December 12, 2017.
December 12, 2017 12:34 UTC
Islamic banking has made its entry in Suriname with the approval of the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS) for Islamic products and services in the banking sector. After two years of preparation, Trustbank Amanah is now ready to serve Surinamese society in Islamic Financing. Trustbank Amanah aims to develop, support and encourage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in accordance with Islamic Finance principles. “Trustbank Amanah is committed to developing the private sector and strengthening public-private partnerships”, said Maureen Badjoeri Chief Executive Officer of Trustbank Amanah. This offers THE OTHER WAY OF BANKING, Islamic banking.
December 12, 2017 12:22 UTC
According to the report, a least 11000 women and young girls are being raped every year in the district with 49% also being subjected to some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. “At 25% prevalence, the disease burden of sexual violence is substantial,” according to the report. However, only a small proportion of the cases are being reported to the police and a smaller number have access to intensive medical care. “Sexual violence may cause HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies and mental disorders. To close the gaps in healthcare provision for sexual violence victims, MSF says the government need to urgently look into the following areas:
December 12, 2017 11:37 UTC