Sfax: Prosecutor orders investigation into acts of vandalism committed in Louata

The public prosecutor’s office, on Friday, ordered to initiate an investigation against some people who blocked the road, burned boats used for illegal immigration in Louata in the delegation of Jebniana (governorate of Sfax) and attempted to set fire to the maritime police station. Faouzi Masmoudi, public prosecutor and spokesperson for the Court of First Instance, said protests took place in the region on Thursday following the death of a person by gunshot. In a statement to TAP, he added that unknown perpetrators, believed to be migrant smugglers, were most likely responsible for the murder.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

MODIFI s’implante à Singapour pour mieux servir les entreprises clientes en Asie

MODIFI Expands Its Footprint to Singapore

 

MODIFI Expands Its Footprint to Singapore to Better Serve Business Customers in Asia

SINGAPOUR, 28 avr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — La société fintech européenne de premier plan, MODIFI, spécialisée dans les solutions de paiements transfrontaliers et la provision de liquidités aux exportateurs du monde entier, annonce l’ouverture de son nouveau bureau à Singapour. Cette expansion s’inscrit dans la stratégie de MODIFI visant à renforcer sa présence mondiale et à mieux servir ses clients en Asie.

Le directeur commercial de l’entreprise, Matthias Hendrichs, quittera l’Allemagne pour s’installer à Singapour afin de diriger le nouveau bureau et d’assurer la croissance de l’entreprise dans la région. M. Hendrichs, qui a joué un rôle prépondérant dans l’expansion mondiale de MODIFI à ce jour, apporte aux clients basés en Asie plus de 16 ans d’expérience.

« Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer l’ouverture de notre nouveau bureau à Singapour, qui marque une étape importante de notre démarche visant à étendre notre présence », a déclaré le PDG de MODIFI, Nelson Holzner. « Avec ce nouveau bureau, nous souhaitons raffermir les liens avec nos clients en Asie et mettre à leur disposition les meilleures solutions de paiements transfrontaliers existantes. »

La situation stratégique de Singapour, à la croisée des principales voies de navigation, en fait une escale incontournable pour les navires naviguant entre l’Europe, l’Asie et le Moyen-Orient. Qui plus est, grâce à son réseau de transport aérien bien développé et à l’aéroport de Changi qui sert de plaque tournante aux vols internationaux, Singapour est une destination de choix pour les entreprises qui souhaitent transporter des marchandises et se connecter aux marchés mondiaux. En outre, Singapour a récemment dépassé Hong Kong pour se hisser au troisième rang des plus grands centres financiers du monde.

L’implantation de MODIFI à Singapour intervient à un moment où l’entreprise connaît une croissance rapide et une demande grandissante de ses services en Asie. La plateforme innovante de MODIFI offre aux exportateurs le meilleur mode de paiement dans le commerce transfrontalier : ils reçoivent leurs paiements instantanément tandis que les acheteurs peuvent payer jusqu’à 180 jours plus tard. Plus de 1 500 entreprises dans le monde profitent déjà des solutions de MODIFI pour développer leurs activités et conquérir de nouveaux marchés.

« Nous sommes enthousiastes à l’idée de faire partie de l’écosystème fintech dynamique de Singapour et de collaborer avec des partenaires locaux pour offrir à nos clients le meilleur service », a déclaré Hendrichs. « Notre objectif consiste à mener les entreprises en Asie sur la voie de la prospérité en leur fournissant le soutien dont elles ont besoin pour réussir sur le marché mondial actuel. »

Le nouveau bureau de MODIFI se trouve dans le quartier financier de Singapour et fera office de siège régional pour l’Asie.

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Personne à contacter :

Sara Debevec, directrice RP, marketing@modifi.com

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Government of Alberta invests in CCS knowledge sharing hub to advance carbon capture and storage projects across Canada and around the world

Hub initiative demonstrates leadership in climate action by identifying best practices and pathways to bring CCUS projects to life

Regina, Sask. and Calgary, Alta., April 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s first open-source repository of knowledge and information about the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS/CCUS) projects will be established by the International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) with foundational support from the Government of Alberta.

As a key action item included in Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan released April 19, 2023, the Government of Alberta is providing $3 million for the creation of a national CCS knowledge sharing hub that will be an important tool for Canada to meet its ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The mandate of the CCS knowledge sharing hub will be to collect and curate best practices and lessons learned from Canadian CCS projects past, present and future – drawing on knowledge from as many projects as possible from initial planning and feasibility studies, through to construction and ongoing operations – to enhance the success of CCS projects and promote continuous learning and improvement in CCS technology. Expansion of CCS is also a crucial step for creating and maintaining vital jobs in all heavy emitting sectors provincially and nationally in such areas as cement, iron and steel, power generation, petrochemicals, fertilizer, and oil and gas.

“Bringing large-scale CCS projects to life at the speed and scale that is required to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 requires unprecedented collaboration between industry, government, academia and other partners. The most effective way of reducing risk, lowering costs and improving performance of these multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects is to share our proven expertise and apply the experience gained across heavy-emitting industries in order to build a sustainable future for all,” said James Millar, president and chief executive officer of the International CCS Knowledge Centre.

“We are very grateful to the Government of Alberta for stepping up with this critical support, allowing us to launch the CCS knowledge sharing hub and ensure lessons learned from dozens of CCS projects planned across Canada are documented and made available to anyone who can benefit from them,” Millar added. “I would be remiss in not singling out the strong leadership of Environment and Protected Areas Minister Sonya Savage in helping to ensure this initiative moves forward.”

“Carbon capture and storage is a critical part of Alberta’s path to achieving a net-zero economy. With projects such as the Quest CCS facility operated by Shell Canada, and the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, we have led the world in developing CCUS facilities and proving the capability of this technology to drastically cut CO2 emissions from the industries that are the bedrock of our economy and are the lifeblood of our communities. We look forward to working with the Knowledge Centre to ensure that Alberta and Canada remain at the forefront and capture the enormous opportunities that are before us as the world undertakes an aggressive expansion of CCS to curb rising emissions and address climate change,” said Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Sonya Savage.

The CCS knowledge sharing hub will be developed and operated by the International CCS Knowledge Centre to assess and identify best practices and frameworks to get CCS projects to final investment decision. Key to the initiative’s long-term success will be coordination and proactive promotion of the sharing of knowledge on CCS gathered from companies large and small to ensure the timely and efficient transfer of CCS best practices across Alberta, Canada and the globe – outcomes where industry and government jointly benefit. Sharing critical information on the development of projects from study stage into operation will greatly increase the transfer of crucial learnings, leading to better outcomes and inevitably a greater level of CO2 emission reductions in Canada.

At a global level, the world can’t afford not to pursue large-scale CCS as a key tool for meeting international climate commitments. The International Energy Agency and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have concluded a massive investment in large-scale CCS is required in order to achieve the emissions reductions needed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 2ºC. The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report Summary for Policy Makers forecast that the cost of climate mitigation would increase by 138 per cent without the application of CCS technologies.

Background:

The International CCS Knowledge Centre provides independent consultation and technical advisory services on large-scale CCS projects around the world, including a number of Alberta companies pursuing CCS projects as part of their long-term sustainability plans, including:

  • Completing the feasibility study (with funding provided by Emissions Reduction Alberta) and supporting front-end engineering and design (FEED) planning for the world’s first full-scale CCS facility on a cement plant at Heidelberg Materials’ Edmonton plant.
  • Supporting early-stage engineering work on CCS projects planned by several members of the Pathways Alliance, a coalition of the six largest oil sands producers that is planning to invest more than $24 billion in CCS and other emissions reduction technologies by the end of the decade in order to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Partnering with Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to provide successful applicants of the ERA’s Carbon Capture Kickstart with up to 200 hours of support on their pre-construction design and engineering studies for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects, with funding provided by ERA. The 11 successful projects represent an estimated $20 billion in capital expenditures in a wide range of industrial sectors, including power generation, cement, fertilizer, forest products and oil and gas.

About the International CCS Knowledge Centre
The International CCS Knowledge Centre is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by BHP and SaskPower to advance large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects as a critical means of managing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving the world’s ambitious climate goals.

The Knowledge Centre provides independent, expert advisory services for CCS projects across heavy-emitting industries based on our team’s unique experience developing the world’s first fully integrated post-combustion CCS facility on a coal-fired power plant. We have a proven track record of helping our clients lower costs, reduce risk and improve the performance of CCS projects across industries and technology platforms using the latest knowledge and lessons learned from major projects across the globe.

We also provide input to policy development and promote broad collaboration between stakeholders to enhance understanding of the critical role CCS plays in global decarbonization efforts and accelerate the deployment of new CCS projects around the world.

Learn more at ccsknowledge.com

Grady Semmens
International CCS Knowledge Centre
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A MODIFI expande sua presença em Cingapura para melhor atender clientes empresariais na Ásia

MODIFI Expands Its Footprint to Singapore

MODIFI Expands Its Footprint to Singapore to Better Serve Business Customers in Asia

CINGAPURA, April 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A MODIFI, fintech europeia líder especializada em soluções de pagamento transfronteiriças e fornecimento de liquidez para exportadores de todo o mundo, anuncia a abertura de seu novo escritório em Cingapura. A expansão faz parte da estratégia da MODIFI para fortalecer sua presença global e atender melhor os clientes na Ásia.

O diretor comercial da empresa, Matthias Hendrichs, se mudará da Alemanha para Cingapura para liderar o novo escritório e supervisionar o crescimento da empresa na região. Hendrichs traz mais de 16 anos de experiência na Ásia e desempenhou um papel fundamental na condução da expansão global da MODIFI até o momento.

“Estamos entusiasmados em anunciar a abertura de nosso novo escritório em Cingapura, que assinala um marco importante em nossa jornada para expandir nossa presença global”, disse Nelson Holzner, CEO da MODIFI. “Com este novo escritório, pretendemos aprofundar as nossas relações com os clientes na Ásia e fornecer-lhes as melhores soluções de pagamento transfronteiriças disponíveis.”

A localização estratégica de Cingapura na interseção das principais rotas marítimas a tornou um porto de escala crucial para navios que viajam entre Europa, Ásia e o Oriente Médio. Além disso, com uma rede de transporte aéreo bem desenvolvida e o Aeroporto de Changi servindo como um importante terminal principal para voos internacionais, Cingapura é um local eficiente para as empresas transportarem mercadorias e se conectarem com os mercados globais. E mais, Cingapura ultrapassou recentemente Hong Kong e agora é o terceiro maior centro financeiro do mundo.

A expansão da MODIFI para Cingapura ocorre em um momento em que a empresa está experimentando um rápido crescimento e crescente demanda por seus serviços na Ásia. A plataforma inovadora da empresa oferece aos exportadores o método de pagamento número 1 em negócios transfronteiriços: com a MODIFI, os exportadores são pagos instantaneamente, enquanto os compradores podem pagar até 180 dias depois. As soluções da MODIFI já ajudaram mais de 1.500 empresas em todo o mundo a expandir seus negócios e ingressar em novos mercados.

“Estamos entusiasmados por fazer parte do vibrante ecossistema de fintech de Cingapura e colaborar com parceiros locais para fornecer aos nossos clientes o melhor serviço”, disse Hendrichs. “Nosso objetivo é ajudar as empresas na Ásia a prosperar, fornecendo-lhes o apoio de que precisam para ter sucesso no mercado global de hoje.”

O novo escritório da MODIFI fica no distrito financeiro de Cingapura e servirá como sede regional da empresa para a Ásia.

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‘India, Somalia have historical relations, we want to strengthen our collaboration’, Somalia Health Minister

The Health ministers and delegates from various countries are in the national capital to participate in the 6th edition of the ‘Advantage Healthcare India’ event, which aims to promote ‘Medical Value Travel’ in the country. During a visit to one of the private hospitals in Delhi, Somalia Health Minsiter, Dr Ali Haji Adan, told ANI, ‘We have historical relations between Somalia and the Indian govt. A large number of Somali people come to India for medical purposes. We want to strengthen collaboration with India.’ The Deputy Health Minister of Egypt, Dr Ahmed Hussein Shehata Elsobky on his visit to Apollo Hospital said that his meeting was fruitful and will pave the way for cooperation between India and Egypt. ‘We saw the latest technology, and a lot of advancements have been made. Technology is at the heart of the hospital, we would like to have MoUs with the hospital to train our people from Egypt. The meeting was quite fruitful, it will pave the way for cooperation between India and Egypt,’ he told ANI. Sugiyanto, the Director of the Health Ministry, in Indonesia, also visited Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Thursday. Speaking to ANI, during his visit, he said, ‘I will recommend to my friends in Indonesia that India has sophisticated hospitals and talented doctors.’ He further said, ‘I saw sophisticated equipment. In India, there are a lot of specialities. for transplant, patients can come here and experts from India can go to Indonesia for training purposes in order to improve the specialities of both the countries.’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the event ‘Advantage Healthcare India 2023’, a G20 co-branded event on Wednesday. ‘India’s ancient vision of Health was Universal. Today, when we say ‘One Earth, One Health’, it is the same thought in action,’ Prime Minister said while inaugurating the event. PM Modi also highlighted India’s strength of ‘Talent, Technology, Track Record and Tradition’. ‘When it comes to talent, the world has seen the impact of Indian doctors. Both in India and outside, our doctors are widely respected for their competence and commitment,’ PM Modi added. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also addressed the event saying, ‘As the ‘Voice of the global south’, we aspire for a better future – a future where healthcare is service and not commerce.’ ‘A 3-day seminar on the theme ‘Medical Value Travel’ was organized today. Representatives from 73 countries have arrived to attend it. Country-to-country, country-to-company, hospital-to-hospital MoUs are being done and I am hopeful that in coming days India will be the most favorable destination for medical value travel,’ Mansukh Mandaviya said. The health ministers from countries like Bangladesh, Armenia, Bhutan, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Maldives, Nigeria, Russia and Somalia participated in the summit. The health ministers were accompanied by dignities and delegates from government and private hospitals and medical facilitators.

Source: Somali National News Agency

CMF to partake in UASA’s 17th Annual Meeting, May 1 in Riyadh

Tunisia’s Financial Market Council (CMF) will partake in the 17th annual meeting of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities (UASA) Board, to be held next May 1 in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.

The Board will discuss the annual report of 2022 and the suggested work plan for 2023 in addition to several other issues related to Arab Capital Markets, especially with regards to enhancing cooperation and coordination among them.

The UASA’s financial statements will be approved during the meeting.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Higher education: France top destination for Tunisian students

France remains the top destination for Tunisian scholarship and non-scholarship students, Director of Scholarships and Study Abroad Loans at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Maha Hammami said on Friday.

Tunisia granted 782 long-term scholarships in 2021/ 2022, including 525 for studies in France, 170 for studies in Germany, 80 for Canada and 7 for other countries, the official told TAP on the sidelines of the “Mobility Forum, Studying in France,” held by Campus France Tunisia.

During the same period, 1,026 short-term scholarships were granted, including 658 for studies in France and 128 for studies in Spain.

France is also a destination for non-scholarship students, Hammami further said. 6,962 Tunisian students during the 2022-2023 academic year out of a total of 17,268 opted for France while 3,185 left for Germany, 1,090 for Spain, 858 for Canada and 800 for Russia.

About 23 scholarships for study in France and 24 in Germany are granted each year, Hammami said, as part of the scholarship programme for brilliant bachelor’s degree holders.

In 2022, fifty-two scholarships were made available for students from the Preparatory Institute for Scientific and Technical Studies (Frence: IPEST) who passed the entrance examination to enrol in higher education establishments in France.

Nineteen scholarships for study in France and a further five in European Union countries are scheduled for the 2023/2024 academic year, as part of the scholarship programme for training higher education trainers ( Masters and PhD scholarships). in various subjects, namely design, musicology , transport and logistics, languages, etc…

Thirty-four more scholarships for study in Canada are provided for under this same programme in different subjects, including data science, artificial intelligence, computing quantum, cybersecurity, health sciences, agricultural sciences, etc…

As part of the scholarship programme for medical residents, 35 scholarships are offered each year to medical, pharmacy and dental medicine residents.

“More than 90% of these scholarships are granted to medical residents for internships in French hospitals,” she said.

Additionally, 242 scholarships were granted to student engineers in 2022/23 as part of preparation for Tunisian-French combined degrees.

The official added that 201 student loans were granted to Tunisian non-scholarship students abroad in 2022 compared to 203 loans in 2021.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Crurated annonce des événements exclusifs pour 2023

Organisés avec des producteurs et chefs renommés dans certains des restaurants, domaines et hôtels les plus prestigieux, les événements de Crurated lient les adorateurs de vin à leurs vignerons préférés

LONDRES, 27 avr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crurated, la communauté londonienne de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion et conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs avec des producteurs de classe mondiale, a annoncé aujourd’hui le calendrier des événements pour 2023. Se tenant dans certains des restaurants, domaines et hôtels les plus prestigieux de la planète, les événements de Crurated lient les membres à leurs vignerons préférés. Les participants aux événements ont aussi la chance de goûter à des menus personnalisés préparés par des chefs de renommée mondiale dans des environnement luxueux. Pour en savoir plus ou vous inscrire, rendez-vous sur https://crurated.com/events/.

« Nos événements sont des moments intimes qui réunissent les producteurs de renommée mondiale et les personnes qui adorent leurs vins », a déclaré Alfonso de Gaetano, fondateur de Crurated. « Notre équipe conçoit avec minutie des expériences qui ne ressemblent à aucune autre. De discussions en tête-à-tête avec des vignerons à des séjours dans certains des plus beaux lieux de la planète, avec des repas préparés par des chefs primés, ces événements sont à ne pas manquer. »

  • 17 mai : Crurated organisera une soirée inoubliable associant dîner gastronomique et vins exceptionnels au Legacy Records de New York. L’équipe, ainsi que le vigneron Pierre-Vincent Girardin, serviront une variété de vins du Domaine Pierre Girardin, tous en taille Magnum ; y compris Meursault Les Narvaux 2021, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2021, Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens Bas 2021, Vosne-Romanée 2020, Échezeaux Grand Cru 2019, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2018 et Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2020. La participation à cet événement exclusif est destinée aux membres payants et sur invitation uniquement.
  • Du 12 au 14 juin : rejoignez Crurated pour un voyage spécial en Champagne destiné à seulement 10 heureux invités, avec des visites des principaux domaines. Les participants dîneront aussi dans des maisons de famille et des restaurants exclusifs, et rencontreront des producteurs comprenant Mathieu Roland-Billecart, PDG de Billecart-Salmon, Frédéric Rouzaud, propriétaire de Louis Roederer, Alexandre Chartogne de Chartogne-Taillet, Raphaël Bérêche de Bérêche et Fils, et Rodolphe Péters de Pierre Péters. Des hébergements de luxe seront fournis par la Résidence Eisenhower.
  • 11 juillet : Sabina Ibiza, aux inspirations écologiques, accueillera Crurated et 16 participants dans son clubhouse cinq étoiles pour un déjeuner incroyable. La nourriture sera servie par le restaurant La Paloma et les invités pourront rencontrer les producteurs et déguster des vins du Domaine Vincent Dancer et du Domaine Pierre Girardin.
  • 6 octobre : Crurated organisera un dîner de vigneron exclusif pour 12 invités dans l’un des restaurants les plus renommés, Asador Etxebarri, situé dans la région basque, un centre gastronomique mondial de la planète. Rencontrez les vignerons et goûtez à une sélection de vins de La Conseillante Pomerol et de Champagne Pierre Péters. Les invités profiteront aussi d’un menu se mariant parfaitement au vin, du chef basque Victor Arguinzoniz.
  • Du 6 au 11 novembre : un groupe exclusif d’adorateurs du vin aura la chance de profiter de dîners de vignerons à Bangkok, Hong Kong ou Singapour avec Vincent Dancer du Domaine Vincent Dancer et Charles Lachaux du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux et Charles Lachaux. Davantage de détails sur ces événements exclusifs seront disponibles au cours des semaines à venir.

Regardez les chaînes de Crurated sur les réseaux sociaux et inscrivez-vous sur Crurated.com pour devenir membre et rester au courant des actualités.

À propos de Crurated
Lancée en 2021 en mettant un accent particulier sur la France et l’Italie, Crurated est une communauté de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion, conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs et les producteurs de classe mondiale. Une équipe de spécialistes fournit des services personnalisés et des expériences authentiques, tandis que le service logistique transparent de Crurated garantit la qualité et l’origine grâce à un stockage sécurisé dans des caves à vin et une technologie de blockchain innovante. Pour devenir membre, rendez-vous sur crurated.com.

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