Archipelago International Appointed to Manage Asian Games Athletes’ Villages

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Archipelago International, Indonesia’s leading hotel operator, has been appointed by the Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) as the operator of the Athletes’ Villages in Jakarta and Palembang. The 2018 Asian Games villages provide accommodation for over 16,000 athletes spread over the two Athletes’ Villages with 6,000 rooms in Jakarta and over a thousand in Palembang (a larger number of athletes than the Olympics).…

JA Solar Supplies Mono PERC Modules for the Largest Single-Rooftop Solar Project in MENA

BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that it has supplied 3.2MW of mono PERC modules for Aramex’s solar plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This plant represents the largest single-rooftop solar project in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to date. Located in Dubai Logistics City, the rooftop project was constructed…

تي سي بي غروب تدمج الاستدامة في خطة أعمالها الخماسية السنوات

تدفع الاستدامة في ثلاثة مجالات: النزاهة، الجودة والانسجام تهدف إلى تقوية وضعها كشركة تايلاندية رائعة على المسرح العالمي بانكوك، 20 آب/أغسطس، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — أعلنت شركة تي سي بي غروب، وهي مجموعة المشروبات الخفيفة والوجبات الخفيفة التايلاندية التي تمتلك وتصنع وتوزع مشروبات كريتنغ دينغ (ريد بول)، ريدي، سبونسر، سوم بلاس، مانسوم وبوريكو، فضلا عن الوجبات الخفيفة صن سناك، اليوم أنها أدخلت أهداف استدامة واسعة المرامي في…

South Africa: Committee on Police Adopts Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill

This week, The Portfolio Committee on Police has adopted the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill, to replace the controversial National Key Point Act of 1980, which predates the constitutional order. The committee commenced with the processing of the Bill at the end of 2017, and several sessions of input from stakeholders, civil society and government departments were held. The inputs were of high quality and various proposals from participants and members…

South Africa: Higher Education and Training Committee Calls for Written Comments on the Nqf Amendment Bill [B20-2018]

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called on interested organisations and members of the public to submit written comments on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill [B20-2018], by no later than 28 August 2018. The Bill seeks to amend the NQF Act, 2008, so as to: amend and insert certain definitions; provide for the verification of all qualifications or part-qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority…

South Sudan Claims Civil War is Over but Skepticism Abounds

NYAL, SOUTH SUDAN � South Sudan's government claims the shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but there is considerable skepticism. It wasn't helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month, according to video footage seen by The Associated Press.This latest attempt at peace already shows cracks, with the armed opposition last week…

Muslims at Haj Blame Arab Disunity for Jerusalem Embassy Move

ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA � Muslims at the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia criticized what they described as discordant Arab leaders for failing to block President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after he recognized the city as Israel's capital.It was a reversal of decades of American policy and the embassy opened in May at a high-profile ceremony attended by Trump's daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law…

Afghan sieges, 3D faces, and aid workers in the crosshairs: The Cheat Sheet

Sunday the is World Humanitarian Day, which annually recognises aid workers and supports calls for their protection. The stats are awful. Last year, 139 aid workers were killed, 102 were wounded, and 72 were kidnapped. Deaths were 30 percent higher than in 2016. Consulting group Humanitarian Outcomes tracked incidents affecting 313 aid workers in 22 countries in its Aid Worker Security Database. The most dangerous countries were South Sudan, Syria,…