August 04, 2022 19:56 UTC
The Tripoli-based Interior Minister Badreddine Toumi, hosted today British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, for talks on the migration crisis, thefight against terrorism as well as elections in the country, according to statement by the Ministry of Interior. The two also discussed bilateral cooperation in terms of capacity building for the ministry’s staff and facilitating entry visas to British territories for Libyans, as per the ministry’s statement.
August 04, 2022 18:44 UTC
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August 04, 2022 17:31 UTC
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced today that its board had yesterday appointed Abdul Hamid Ali Al-Manfoukh as its new permanent General Manager. New GECOL board and chairman Al-MashayThe new GECOL board and its chairman, Mohamed Omar Hassan Al-Mashay, resumed their duties in their new roles on 24 July. Lengthy power cuts lead to demonstrations and sackingsThe sacking came on the back of lengthy power cuts this summer – cuts that Aldabaiba had promised would not happen. The acute power cuts had led to violent demonstrations that had threatened to bring down the Aldabaiba administration. New GECOL board and chairman resume duties (libyaherald.com)Lengthy power cuts lead to GECOL head Abdali being suspended (libyaherald.com)Demonstrators block roads with makeshift fires in protest at lengthening power cuts (libyaherald.com)Power cuts touch a nerve and lead to call for politically neutral public demonstrations
August 04, 2022 15:57 UTC
He offered condolences to the families of those killed in the blast and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He explained ongoing UN efforts to address concerns of the people in the South, and encouraged the delegates to also raise their voices through appropriate avenues, the Mission said. Zenenga expressed UNSMIL’s concern about the delegation’s report that an air ambulance dispatched to provide medical evacuation of victims injured during Monday’s fuel tanker accident was not permitted to land. He supported the delegation’s call for a full investigation, it added.
August 04, 2022 14:33 UTC
Unity Technologies has formed a strategic partnership with Capgemini to offer consultations to firms seeking metaverse solutions, the latter revealed on Wednesday. According to the agreement, both companies will collaborate on “sector-specific solutions” in the multi-year partnership. Capgemini will also offer its Metaverse Lab featuring senior technology experts from its Group Executive Committee. The Lab will work to develop future human-machine interfaces (HMIs), digital twins, metaverse work platforms, blockchains, and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), it added. Echoing Brier’s statements, Marc Whitten, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Unity Create Solutions, added the partnership would “accelerate the adoption of real-time 3D technologies” for numerous industries.
August 04, 2022 12:45 UTC
"Our vision is that the UN and the EU will play a leading role in the post-Gaddafi period. The announcement about the EU liaison office in Benghazi was made last week in Strasbourg by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. On Tuesday, after meeting Ashton, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said that her government is "working with the EU to support the Transitional National Council, and we welcome the EU's decision to open an office in Benghazi and the ongoing EU support for humanitarian assistance." "I went to Benghazi to assess the intentions and credibility of the Transitional National Council and Libyan opposition," Sikorski wrote on Project Syndicate on Sunday. The EU considers the TNC a legitimate political interlocutor, Sikorski told the opposition leaders, urging them to live up to the standards of a democratic and transparent government.
August 04, 2022 10:33 UTC
US President Joe Biden is set to sign off on the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act to back semiconductors and emerging technologies, media reported on Thursday. The CHIPS Act provides $52 billion in government funding for semiconductor research and development (R&D) along with tax credits to build new chip fab plants worth up to $24 billion. In a White House statement, President Biden said,“The bill will supercharge our efforts to make semiconductors here in America. XRA worked closely with lawmakers to successfully advocate for #immersivetechnologies to be incorporated into the CHIPS Act & launched an action center. Organisations such as the Washington, DC-based XR Association lauded the Act’s approval, stating it was a “significant technology of the future” and “a critical part” of the emerging technology ecosystem.
August 04, 2022 10:25 UTC
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August 03, 2022 21:06 UTC
A European Union drone is helping Libyan forces intercept boats carrying migrants in the Mediterranean, who are then “hauled back to arbitrary detention and abuse”, according to Human Rights Watch. The drone, operated out of EU member Malta, plays a “crucial role” detecting boats leaving Libya, information that the EU’s border agency, Frontex, then hands to the Libyan coastguard, the international rights group said on Monday. Human Rights Watch, which is based in New York, said the EU had withdrawn its own vessels and installed a network of aerial assets run by private companies. It said Frontex had deployed the drone out of Malta since May 2021, and its flight patterns showed the crucial role it plays in detecting boats close to the Libyan coast. “Frontex claims the surveillance is to aid rescue, but the information facilitates interceptions and returns to Libya… [despite] overwhelming evidence of torture and exploitation of migrants and refugees in Libya,” the non-governmental organization said in a statement.
August 03, 2022 20:51 UTC
Protestors in Libya’s southern town of Bent Bayya closed entrance to the town’s municipal council on Tuesday. This comes in the aftermath of fuel tanker explosion that took place in the town few days, which resulted in the death of at least 8 people and more than 70 injured. To voice anger towards the council’s handling of the deadly incident, the protestors used one of the cars that were burned in the explosion to block the council’s entry gate. The Municipal Council of Bent Bayya had blamed current and past governments for the incident as well as the Brega Oil Company, which owns the exploded tanker.
August 03, 2022 18:32 UTC
Today in Benghazi, Ali Faraj Al-Qatrani and Salem Al-Zadma, both are deputies of Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha, met with the Netherlands’ Ambassador to Libya, Dolf Hogewoning, to discuss “bilateral relations between the two countries,” as per statement from Bashagha’s government. During the meeting, the three officials discussed several issues concerning Libya, including the situation in the country’s southern region, the migration crisis and human trafficking. The two deputies stressed upon “the importance of investment cooperation between the two countries in the presence of one stable government,” reads the statement. For his part, the Dutch ambassador expressed “his happiness at the reception and hospitality he received in Benghazi” and offered his sincere condolences for the victims of the fuel tanker explosion in the municipality of Bent Bayya. According to the Libyan government, Hogewoning said that his country is keen to support stability in all parts of Libya by achieving national reconciliation to reach the elections.
August 03, 2022 18:32 UTC
Listen and follow The DailyApple Podcasts | Spotify | StitcherThis episode contains mention of sexual assault. Kansas this week became the first U.S. state since the fall of Roe v. Wade to put the question of abortion directly to the electorate. The result was resounding. Voters chose overwhelmingly to preserve abortion rights, an outcome that could have important political reverberations for the rest of the country.
August 03, 2022 10:48 UTC