Africa-EU Partnership to focus on youth investment

first_img Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleKhoza rejects involvement in bribe to collapse Eskom InquiryNext articleSMEs provide opportunity for Africa to grow its debt market Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generationcenter_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: The African-EU Partnership BRICS African and European Heads of State, are gathering today for the 5th African Union – European Union Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Under the central theme “Investing in youth for a sustainable future”, the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission are in attendance.Africa-EU PartnershipThe two-day Summit held every three years in either Africa or Europe, take stock of the progress made in the implementation of commitments and provide political guidance for further work.“Taking stock of the progress made since the Brussels Summit in 2014, African and European Leaders will be given the opportunity to provide political guidance in order to jointly address current and future challenges and to deepen their strategic partnership, launched in 2007 with the adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy,” the Africa-EU Partnership said.In addition, the leaders will discuss the future of AU-EU relations, and focus on investing in youth.This is a key priority for the AU and the EU as 60% of the African population is under the age of 25,  the Africa-EU Partnership explained in a statement.Young people have played a vital role on the run up to the #AUEUSummit starting on 29 November in Abidjan. As part of the Youth Plug-In Initiative, Upendo Abisai even took over @MimicaEU social media accounts last week. https://t.co/QC5KFe3JE1 #AUEUYPII pic.twitter.com/BT1RKGDWQr— European Commission (@EU_Commission) November 27, 2017Priority discussionsThe Summit will cover topics including, Peace and security; Governance including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility; Investment and trade; Skills development; and Job creation.last_img read more

Cops To Pass Out Doritos Instead Of Tickets At Seattle Hempfest

first_imgWith the state of Washington legalizing the use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, this year’s Hempfest in Seattle will be a cause for celebration, with thousands of pot smokers now able to legally imbibe in marijuana in plain sight. Obviously, there will be many new changes to this year’s festival to correspond with the new laws, but the biggest may be with the city’s police force.Instead of doling out handcuffs and fines this year, the Seattle Police Department will be handing out Doritos to pot smokers who may be feeling a little hungry. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb told the NY Post, “It’s meant to be ironic. The idea of police passing out Doritos at a festival that celebrates pot, we’re sure, is going to generate some buzz.”Each bag will have a label attached to it, urging users to check out a website which provides some information about Seattle’s new laws. While marijuana is still illegal under federal law, in Seattle, adults may possess up to an ounce of marijuana; however, they may not sell, gift, or smoke it in public.last_img read more

Tom Brady moves past Peyton Manning for most total passing yards in NFL history

first_imgTom Brady has yet another feat to add to his already impressive resume as he became NFL’s new leader in total passing yards.  Tom Brady (79,280) moves past Peyton Manning (79,279) for the most total passing yards in @NFL history (regular and postseason). #NEvsNYJ | #GoPats— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 25, 2018The five-time Super Bowl champion finished Sunday’s game with a career total of 79,416 passing yards after completing 20 of 31 passes for 283 yards in a 27-13 victory over the Jets. Manning previously held the record with 79,279 passing yards.Brady ranks fourth in regular-season passing yards behind Drew Brees, Manning and Brett Favre. Brees passed Manning for the No. 1 spot on Oct. 8. Related News WATCH: Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette, Bills’ Shaq Lawson ejected after brawlcenter_img The Patriots quarterback surpassed Peyton Manning on Sunday with 79,280 yards, which includes both the regular season and playoffs. He reached the record during his 301st career game as he led the Patriots past the Jets with a 27-13 victory. last_img read more

Wellington police officers will be wearing body cameras thanks to council approval

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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 181 weeks ago Good thing we’ll have the cameras so they can record the actions of all the evil seat belt violators! Report Reply 1 reply · active 181 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down redfanx2 · 181 weeks ago I understand your sarcasm. I just wish that they would require helmets!! Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 180 weeks ago I have a suggestion for the WPD. Long as we are cracking down on seatbelt violators, can we *please* double-dump on “serial tailgaters” !?!?! This town seems to have a MORTAL LOCK on bumper sniffing mEnTaL mIdGeTs. These people should be ticketed, triple fined, and mandatory 24 hours in the ER up in Wichita. Report Reply 0 replies · active 180 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Soon Wellington police officers will be wearing body cameras, and all vehicles will have cameras installed as well. The city council approved the purchase of the system at its meeting Tuesday. The cameras will cost $68,660, which is a little less than the $76,000 that was budgeted for the system.Wellington Police chief Tracy Heath said they have had cameras in the cars for years, but this will be an integrated system that will make it more efficient. Everyone can shoot video now with their phones, and it is time for police to have the same technology, he said.Heath said body cameras have been experimented with some with different levels of success. This equipment is designed for this use, so should work better.Heath also said the cameras would provide more information for prosecutors when working a case.“We have seen a drastic change in law enforcement in recent years,” Heath said. “This will help us provide as much evidence to the courts as we can.”The cameras should arrive in four to six weeks and will be put into service soon after they arrive.———Road project approved…The City approved a road improvement project for U.S. 81 — from Harvey to Botkin Street. The State Department of Transportation will pay 85 percent, and the city will pay 15 percent and design costs. The project will also improve the condition of the roadway and add three feet on each side. The total cost is $1.14 million, which is less than what was projected.The city’s cost will be $194,000, and $260,000 had been budgeted. The project was planned in 2015 and the state has indicated it is ready to do the project. It is a 50-day project that will start in late July or early August.———In other matters, the council:•Approved a cereal malt beverage license for the Pig Shack restaurant in Wellington;•Appointed Mike Clift as a delegate, and Gill Berryman as an alternate, to the Kansas Rural Water Association;•Approved a measure to “charge off” unpaid utility bills. There is about $77,000 in unpaid bills. The resolution just takes them off the current books, but city officials said they would still be trying to collect those debts.•Approved two items related to the CDGB grant the city recently received from the state.———Also:• The city council scheduled a work session for 6 p.m. On March 6.• An announcement was made for a joint meeting with the county commission and Cowley College at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington.•KDOT officials will give a program on local aviation. Since all city council members will likely attend, they will have to either call a special meeting or a work session meeting.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more