Motlanthe, Polish PM talk business

first_img18 October 2013 South Africa regards Poland as key to the country’s bid to attract more foreign investment from Europe, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said after holding discussions with visiting Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Pretoria on Thursday. Poland is not only an important trading partner in Europe but a key market for South Africa’s tourism industry, Motlanthe said, adding that his discussions with Tusk had covered a range of issues, including transport, agriculture, rural development, energy and telecommunications. “What was most pleasing about the discussions is that we were able to share similarities between the two countries and discussed cooperation in our areas of strength,” Motlanthe said. “We’ve also looked into maritime, in terms of exchanging skills in ship building, and we agreed to cooperate in all of these areas.” Tusk said that South Africa remained a model of social transformation for the world, adding that Poland and South Africa were connected by history. “The large community of Poland in South Africa is proof of our historic similarities, common political interest and the ties we have always shared with this country,” he said. Trade between South Africa and Poland grew from R2.6-billion in 2006 to R6.3-billion in 2012, with imports from Poland increasing from R1.3-billion to R4.6-billion over the same period. However, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies believes the numbers could be improved, considering Poland’s solid economic position in Europe, and the trade imbalance favouring Poland rectified. “There is still more we can do to promote trade,” Davies told SAnews on Thursday. “From our point of view, our interest is promoting more South African exports to Poland. “One of the issues and challenges that we face is establishing proper transport logistics and proper shipping line connections, because at the moment too many of our products are dependent on middlemen in other countries. “We think that business-to-business contacts are also very important,” Davies said. “So this agreement that we have sighed today gives us an institutional, structured way of enhancing our cooperation.” He was referring to the economic cooperation agreement he signed earlier with Polish Undersecretary of State Beata Stelmach, covering sectors including mining and mineral exploration, carbon enrichment, mining machinery, oil and gas, construction, transport and infrastructure. Davies said the investment promotion and development finance institutions from both countries would also be signing agreements to build stronger trade and investment cooperation. Tusk was due to pay a courtesy call to President Jacob Zuma later on Thursday afternoon before joining a Poland-South Africa Business forum in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. Source: read more

SpaceX Team Tells Us To Learn C++, Says They’ll Take Us To Mars In 5 Years

first_imgToday on Reddit, private commercial spaceflight company SpaceX set its software engineers loose in an AMA. On the site, AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything”, and an AMA thread (found on /r/IAmA/) is a no-holds barred session of questions and answers in real-time via Reddit’s nested comment system.In the past, even President Obama stopped by an AMA for a little while to chat about the White House homebrew recipe.At SpaceX, the engineers design code for rockets and spacecraft and the code that goes into the manufacturing process. They basically make this happen: 5. On The Scope Of SpaceX’s Computing Power The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Image courtesy of NASA A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts taylor hatmaker Tags:#Reddit#social#space 7. What’s Next For That Whole Space Exploration Thingcenter_img 4. Linux Powers SpaceX Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… 3. No Really, Pyongyang – Is That You? 6. Want To Be An Astronaut? Learn C++ Instead 8. When Can We Go To The Red Planet, Already? Want to be a professional rocket-launcher with equity in one of the hottest companies in the hottest emerging industries around? In the AMA, members of the SpaceX team explain how they scored one of the sweetest programming gigs ever, describe what it’s like to work with Elon Musk and take a quick jab at North Korea, (naturally).1. What Happens When Things Go Wrong… In Space2. On How Big The Code Base Islast_img read more

Pellegrini Nasri must prove his fitness for West Ham deal

first_imgWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini insists they remain interested in signing Samir Nasri if he can prove his fitnessThe former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently training at West Ham in a bid to be awarded a contract.Reports suggest that a six-month deal with a weekly wage of £80,000-per-week is up for grabs at the London Stadium.But Pellegrini is adamant that Nasri will have to work hard for it till the end of the year to convince them he is worth every penny.The Frenchman hasn’t played a competitive match in 18 months after FIFA banned him in 2016 for breaching World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But Nasri will be free to play football again in January and has already undergone a medical with West Ham earlier this month.“We will see,” said Pellegrini on Sky Sports, when asked if he expects Nasri to join West Ham.“Samir Nasri is working with us after a long ban. We are giving him a hand to return to football.“I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit and if that is the case we will try to keep him here at West Ham.”Meanwhile, Hammers defender Pablo Zabaleta has backed the signing of his former City teammate.last_img read more

US Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March will be offloaded in San Diego today by the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.The drugs were seized from six suspected smuggling vessels found off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guard cutters Waesche, Active and Steadfast, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.“The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy,” according to the statement. “During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida.”The Waesche, which is homeported in Alameda, California, was responsible for stopping two vessels, while the Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Washington, and the Steadfast, homeported in Astoria, Oregon, also stopped two vessels each. KUSI Newsroom April 5, 2019center_img Updated: 6:29 PM U.S. Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized Posted: April 5, 2019last_img read more

Gazipur city polls in frames

Photo: Tanvir AhammedAn elderly person casts his vote in a school in Kanaiya, Gazipur on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA large number of women arrived to vote in the morning. Tanvir Ahammed took the photo from Kanaiya government primary school on 26 June.Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker’s supporters display victory signs as he  casts his vote at Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Dipu MalakarBGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) members patrol College Road near Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA child watches as Awami League mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam casts his vote at Kanaiya government primary school in Gazipur on 26 June. Voting has begun in the Gazipur City Corporation polls on Tuesday. This is the first time that the contestants compete with their respective party symbols here.BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarker and Awami League’s Jahangir Alam are main mayoral candidates among the seven vying for the office.The election was scheduled to be held on 15 May, but on 6 May the High Court stayed the election following a writ petition. Later, an apex court cleared the way for the polls and the election commission rescheduled it for 26 June.Voting began at 8:00am and will end at 4:00pm. There are 57 ward councils in the city corporation and one candidate has been elected uncontested. A total of 254 candidates are contesting in the remaining 56 councils. For the reserved 19 seats of women councillors, 84 are competing.Prothom Alo caught the day in pictures. Photo: Saiful IslamA woman uses an EVM (electronic voting machine) to cast her vote at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June. Photo: Saiful IslamVoters queue up despite light rain from the morning at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June.  read more