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We’ve been hearing for years about how much of a hard time many college and university graduates are having finding jobs in their areas of expertise…But now, some students are graduating and becoming their own bosses — becoming entrepreneurs at an early age.Cindy Csordas was at an innovation event known as “Discovery” run by Ontario Centres of Excellence Monday and she has the story…00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Talks on global AIDS plan near completion in advance of UN special

Ambassador Penny Wensley of Australia and Ambassador Ibra Deguène Ka of Senegal said agreement remained elusive on certain key issues, including financing the plan of action, but both expressed hope that progress would be achieved before the expected conclusion of the talks on Saturday.Ambassador Wensley said the negotiations — which lasted for up to 12 hours a day since the preparatory session had begun on Monday — had brought delegates “pretty well close to final agreement” on key sections of the text, including those dealing with leadership, children infected and affected by AIDS, research and development, and alleviating the disease’s social and economic impact.More remained to be done on sections dealing with prevention and with conflict-affected regions, she said, adding that differences on those subjects were not political, “but the texts are complex — there’s a lot of ideas, a lot of proposals and we have to get them worked through.”Ambassador Wensley said sensitivities arose over sections in the text on groups perceived to be vulnerable to HIV infection, including men who have sex with men, sex workers and their clients, injecting drug users and prisoners. “We have to respect those views, and we have to find a way to accommodate them.”Political differences also persisted over sections concerning financing, HIV/AIDS and human rights, as well as care, support and treatment, she noted. “There is nothing insuperable; with good will and determination we hope very much that we will be able to find the necessary middle ground that is essential when you are trying to get agreement among 189 Member States.”Ambassador Ka agreed the challenge was to forge a common position among so many countries. “When 189 members are around this document, you can imagine all the sensitivities” that arise, he said. As an example of the need to accommodate all views, he noted that the preamble had originally been comprised of 21 paragraphs, but as a result of the negotiations had grown to include 35.The Senegalese Ambassador also stressed that negotiators had broadened the scope of the talks beyond just governments. “We didn’t forget that we had to write this history also with the NGOs [non-governmental organizations],” he said, noting that two dialogue sessions with had been organized to hear their views. read more

Essequibo men nabbed with stolen cellphones in their possession

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo in custody after car stolen in Kitty found in EssequiboMay 11, 2018In “Crime”Alleged bandit 19, killed in confrontation with police after Zeelugt robberyOctober 27, 2018In “Crime”Suspects confess to shooting, robbing Essequibo barberSeptember 5, 2016In “Crime” The stall of the cellphone dealer, Anthony SinghPolice in Essequibo Coast have arrested two persons in connection to the robbery of a cellphone vendor who plies his trade at the Anna Regina, Market.Those in custody are 26-year-old Kenrick Thomas of Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast and 21-year-old Nicholas Success of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast.Ranks conducted a cordon and search operation Tuesday and Wednesday, where they visited the suspects’ homes.A large quantity of stolen cellphones and other devices were found in their possession.At Thomas’ home, police found six cellphones, four cellphone charges, one cellphone battery, one ear piece, and one drone.On the other hand, Success, who was nabbed at someone else’s house, had in his possession a Samsung Galaxy S10, which is suspected to have been stolen.Cellphone dealer, Anthony Singh, whose stall was broken into last month, identified several of his stolen merchandise in the suspects’ possessions.Both men are in police custody assisting with the investigation. read more