Les appareils de forage XCMG soutiennent les infrastructures de transport public et de génie hydraulique au Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya30 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Les appareils de forage XCMG (SHE:000425), y compris les XR400, XR400E et XR360, sont déployés sur de multiples projets de construction pour soutenir le développement des infrastructures locales de transport public et de génie hydraulique.

In Nairobi, Kenya, XCMG’s rotary drilling rigs XR360 and XR400E are participating in the construction of the airport express way.

« XCMG s’engage à fournir des technologies de construction avancées et des équipements de construction haut de gamme qui permettraient d’atteindre une croissance mutuellement complémentaire avec nos partenaires internationaux, nous persistons également à offrir des services après-vente complets », a déclaré Wang Min, président de XCMG.

XCMG a été parmi les premières entreprises de construction chinoises à pénétrer le marché africain. À Nairobi, au Kenyales foreuses rotatives XR360 et XR400E de XCMG participent à la construction de la voie express de l’aéroport, la route entièrement fermée et à échange complet adopte la norme routière nationale de niveau A du Kenya et la norme de charge de pont de niveau I de la Chine, avec quatre/six voies à double sens et une vitesse de conception de 80 kilomètres/heure.

Une fois achevée, la voie rapide améliorera efficacement les conditions de circulation de la section de l’aéroport de Nairobi et améliorera grandement la capacité du trafic routier des principaux pôles d’échange, favorisant ainsi les échanges économiques entre les différentes zones urbaines de Nairobi.

Dans le comté de Garissa au Kenya, le Projet d’irrigation de dérivation de Bura du Conseil national d’irrigation du pays est actuellement en cours de construction. Le projet de 100 kilomètres de long introduira l’eau de la rivière Tana dans les terres agricoles afin de stimuler le rendement agricole dans la région de Bura, et la foreuse rotative XR400E de XCMG améliore considérablement la vitesse de construction.

Le modèle a une hauteur de travail de 26 à 27 mètres, et un poids de 120 tonnes, il peut atteindre 103 mètres de profondeur et 2,8 mètres de diamètre maximum du forage de fondation des pieux. La XR400E est la plus grande foreuse rotative introduite sur le marché est-africain. Garantissant des performances fiables, une large gamme d’opérations et une grande efficacité de construction, elle est utilisée dans de nombreux projets majeurs au Kenya.

Entre-temps, la machine de perçage de tuyaux XDN1500-R de la Fondation XCMG développée conjointement avec la quatrième branche d’ingénierie de CPP a été mise en service avec succès dans le projet d’adduction et de distribution d’eau de la province du Yunnan (détournement de Dianzhong vers le sud-est de la ville de Kunming).

L’équipe R&D de la Fondation XCMG a optimisé et mis à niveau l’équipement en fonction des besoins géologiques et d’ingénierie du projet, pour non seulement résoudre le risque de construction, mais aussi améliorer l’efficacité de la construction et la durée de vie des composants.

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur XCMG.

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Norway makes fishing vessel data accessible to the world

Norway to become first European nation to share its vessel tracking information on Global Fishing Watch map

Lisbon, Portugal, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Norway has become the first country in Europe to partner with Global Fishing Watch—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency—and will share its vessel tracking data for the Norwegian fishing fleet on the organization’s public map.

The announcement was made at the second United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal where countries from around the world are gathering to mobilize action and innovative solutions to some of the ocean’s most pressing threats.

Under the memorandum of understanding, which was signed between Global Fishing Watch and Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries, Norway has agreed to share the vessel monitoring system data for vessels 15 meters or more in length on the Global Fishing Watch map.

“Wild living marine resources are a common good and belong to everyone,” said Frank Bakke-Jensen, director general of the Directorate of Fisheries in Norway. “When a commercial fishing fleet is licensed to utilize this common good, we are obliged and committed to share fisheries data documenting the environmental footprint of commercial fishing activity. We hope that others will follow this approach and share more fisheries data.”

“We believe that improved transparency of fishing data is necessary to reduce the risk of illegal fisheries and set the groundwork for improved compliance,” said Thord Monsen, head of monitoring, control and surveillance at the Directorate of Fisheries.

The incorporated data will span a total of approximately 600 vessels—all vessels 15 meters in length or more predominantly operating in Norwegian waters and the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Norway is currently expanding its VMS requirement to include all commercial fishing vessels, as well as increasing the frequency that vessels need to report their position—a requirement which will be implemented over the coming years in a phased approach.

“We’re seeing more and more countries embrace fisheries transparency, demonstrating their understanding of just how essential public data is to the effective management of fishing activity,” said Tony Long, chief executive officer of Global Fishing Watch. “Norway has taken a leading global role in the sustainable ocean economy and is using its experience and expertise to promote better ocean governance. By bringing its fishing fleet into our map, Norway is paving the way for other countries, including developed nations, to follow suit.”

Since October 2019 Norway has shared its VMS tracking information on the Fisheries Directorate website in support of transparency and as part of an effort to make government data public whenever possible. The partnership with Global Fishing Watch will help make its vessel tracking data more accessible to a wider range of stakeholders—a substantial benefit in the sphere of international fisheries management.

With a coastline of more than 83,000 kilometers, including islands and fjords, the fishing sector is a key element to Norway’s economic, social and cultural identity. Norway is the second largest exporter of fish and fish products by value in the world and is home to some of the most productive marine areas in the world. An influential voice when it comes to fisheries issues and a leader on blue economy issues, Norway’s decision to partner with Global Fishing Watch and amplify its vessel tracking data demonstrates how fisheries transparency can be adopted in countries where fishing represents such a significant part of the economy.

“Data can be a powerful tool in protecting the environment, as we have seen in our work on climate change. The more data we have about the ocean, the better we can protect it and the people that rely on it. Norway’s commitment to making fishing vessel data accessible to the world – via Global Fishing Watch – is a great step forward for ocean transparency,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and ​UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions. “Their commitment to data-sharing is a model other countries can follow, and it will help demonstrate the effectiveness – environmentally and economically – of sustainable fishing.”

Norway joins a growing number of progressive countries from around the world that are dedicated to advancing, and benefiting from, fisheries transparency, which include: Benin, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Global Fishing Watch is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency of human activity at sea. By creating and publicly sharing map visualizations, data and analysis tools, we aim to enable scientific research and transform the way our ocean is managed. We believe human activity at sea should be public knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean for the common good of all. globalfishingwatch.org

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Cellebrite Launch of Physical Analyzer Ultra Series Transforms Industry Standard for Digital Data Examination

With recent launches of Physical Analyzer Ultra Series and SaaS-based Cellebrite Premium, Cellebrite delivers powerful, end-to-end Collect & Review offering for digital investigations

PETAH TIKVA, Israel and TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite DI Ltd. (Nasdaq: CLBT), a global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced the general availability of the Cellebrite Physical Analyzer Ultra Series (PA Ultra Series), the next generation of PA and the de-facto industry standard for digital data examination.

PA Ultra Series is a revolutionary solution that further empowers investigators to uncover key pieces of case-relevant digital evidence and examine digital data more efficiently, to help secure more convictions, accelerate justice, and close cases faster. PA Ultra Series will significantly boost Cellebrite’s Collection & Review offerings as part of the Digital Intelligence suite of solutions.

PA Ultra Series will enable investigation teams to leverage an upgraded solution that can process a higher volume of computer, cloud, and mobile data, allow cases to be opened without the need to reparse data and support multiple cases and evidence per device with enhanced location data from a new customizable dashboard. PA Ultra will also enable data enrichment for cryptocurrency, ranging from leading blockchain data platforms to tracking transactions.

Ronnen Armon, Chief Products & Technologies Officer, said: “PA Ultra Series transforms PA’s data processing, decoding, and reporting capabilities. We are confident that our continued innovation will empower examiners and law enforcement agencies to make more efficient and insightful investigative decisions that will lead to uncovering the truth and securing more convictions.”

Additionally, after successful beta testing and showcasing the pre-release, the SaaS version of Cellebrite Premium, an industry-leading advanced access solution, is now available for customers. With the general release of PA Ultra Series and the general availability of a SaaS-based version of Cellebrite Premium, Cellebrite has built upon its position as the global leader in the Digital Intelligence market. The Company provides a complete Collection & Review technology stack to its public and private sector customers, dramatically boosting our customer’s ability to analyze data in investigations and manage this process in the cloud.

For more information on Cellebrite PA Ultra Series, please visit https://cellebrite.com/en/pa-ultra.

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The European Union supports Dominica’s efforts to become climate-resilient

Roseau, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Financial Secretary of the Commonwealth of Dominica had a discussion with the European Union (EU) dignitaries in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 June 23, to discuss Dominica’s journey to becoming the world’s first climate-resilient nation.

Denise Edwards represented the country during the discussions with the European Member of Parliament (MEP) – Stéphane Bijoux, and the new MEP from Martinique Max Orville.

MEP Stéphane Bijoux lauded Dominica’s efforts to become a climate-resilient nation and to promote eco-tourism. He also assured support for the country as it forges ahead with a number of initiatives that will enable it to realise this goal and establish resilient infrastructure to withstand natural catastrophes.

Furthermore, Bijoux asserted, “Climate change is a severe threat that impacts everyone regardless of creed or stature – sadly, Small Island Developing States such as Dominica are bearing the brunt of catastrophic weather patterns. It is our responsibility to partner with developing countries as solidarity is needed in the fight against climate change.”

Dominica has garnered appreciation for promoting as well as encouraging sustainable tourism and preserving its natural assets. The country has been at the frontline of the war against natural disasters, including hurricanes, tropical storms, and cyclones. Additionally, Bijoux mentioned that the country is recovering very well from the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dominica has been shattered by various hurricanes and tropical storms, and the country has been building back better after 90 percent of its infrastructure was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika (2015) and Hurricane Maria (2017).

The EU provided €8.9 million in financial assistance under the European Development Fund (EDF) to Dominica at the time Tropical Storm Erika hit the country in 2015. In addition to that, the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department also provided €250,000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.

Further, Dominica has also signed the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which emphasises development cooperation.

The island nation of Dominica is making the right strides in its quest to become a climate-resilient nation. The construction of its geothermal plant is almost complete.

The plant will enable the country to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

In 1992 the United Nations made an urgent call to all countries to tackle climate change amongst other issues and, in 2015 the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed.

Dominica is already on its way to achieving six of the 17 SDGs for its nation, these include No Poverty; Good Health and Wellbeing; Affordable and Clean Energy; Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure; Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Climate Action.

As hurricanes become more frequent and more intense, Dominica and other small islands are seeking new opportunities which lie in decarbonisation and renewable energy technologies to aid more sustainable forms of tourism and digitisation of the economy.

The country, which can be counted among the few nations that can be termed “carbon neutral” is enhancing its resilience agenda by utilising resources on the island to generate energy.

The geothermal plant will ensure that the country is powered by renewable energy, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions while simultaneously creating jobs.

Along with the geothermal plant, the island is ensuring that all infrastructure on the island is developed with sustainability and resilience in mind – all buildings from homes to hospitals, are built to withstand weather disasters.

Dominica’s tourism sector is also witnessing a green revitalisation, thanks to the introduction and construction of boutique environmentally sensitive villas and resorts.

As the country moves towards complete climate resilience, visitors can be confident that their trip helps preserve and boost the environment. Those who fall in love with the country can be pleased to know that they can make it their ideal second home.

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Ethiopia: International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia should investigate all atrocities

Amnesty International welcomes the establishment of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia and their briefing to the Council. Since the outbreak of the conflict in Tigray in November 2020 that subsequently spread to neighboring regions, Amnesty International has documented grave human rights violations that amount to war crimes and may amount to crimes against humanity. There is an urgent need to investigate the full extent of the atrocities committed by all parties.

A communications blackout and restrictions on physical access for independent observers to areas affected by the conflict have severely inhibited documentation of human rights abuses.

Source: Amnesty International

President Ramaphosa arrives in Botswana for the 7th SACU Summit of Heads of State and Government

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, today, Thursday, 30 June 2022, arrived in the Republic of Botswana on a Working Visit to attend the 7th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The Summit will be held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre and will be attended by Heads of State and Government and representatives of SACU Member States.

Member States include the Republic of Botswana as the summit host and the current chair of the Union; the Kingdom of Eswatini; the Kingdom of Lesotho; the Republic of Namibia; and the Republic of South Africa.

SACU is the oldest Customs Union in the world and its Summit is held annually to discuss progress on the implementation of it’s agreed upon Work Programme.

The Summit will consider progress made on the implementation of the refocused Work Programme whose priorities include:

• Industrialisation through the development of regional value chains, investment attraction and export promotion;

• Regional Financing Mechanism;

• Trade Facilitation and Logistics; and

• Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The Summit will further consider the five-year SACU Strategic Plan as approved by the Council of Ministers on the 2nd June 2022.

The Summit is preceded by the meetings of its institutions namely

• 64th Meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee: 22 June 2022;

• 68th Meeting of the SACU Commission: 23-24 June 2022; and

• 47th Meeting of the SACU Council of Ministers: 28-29 June 2022. 6

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by Minister Ebrahim Patel of Trade and Industry and Deputy Ministers David Masondo of Finance and the South African Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

Landmines Add to Drought Woes of Ethiopian Herders

The battles between Ethiopian government-aligned troops and Tigrayan forces may have stopped, but herders in western Afar region are left fighting for survival.

The record drought in the Horn of Africa that has killed millions of livestock has been made worse by landmines left by combatants.

Herder Hassen Arebti Hassen’s 4-year-old daughter was injured by a landmine, and the weapons are also killing his animals.

He said landmines are everywhere, and many animals have stepped on them and died.

Landmines and other explosives are so common in the area that some locals use the wood from their crates as building materials.

Nine-year-old Ali Omer said his 10-year-old friend was killed by a landmine while they were herding goats together.

“We were just there to take care of the goats, but my friend died,” he said.

Omer said his friend was playing, throwing stones at the landmine, but then he picked it up and threw it to the ground.

Omer was also injured.

His father, Oumer Hadeto, said landmines make them all afraid to collect water, despite the drought.

Hadeto said the community doesn’t know what to do, and he has to spend a lot of money to buy food for his family and animals. The landmines need to be removed, he added.

After speaking with locals, VOA was unable to establish which side in the conflict was responsible for laying the mines.

Bekele Gonfa, executive director of a nonprofit in Addis Ababa that supports landmine victims, said people in mined areas of Ethiopia, like Chifra, need help.

“Number one is the medical treatment. And then, they’re provided with psychosocial support, which includes counseling. Particularly, that’s what the organization is basically engaged in. The public and the community [have] to be given risk education in order to really keep themselves away from the mines,” Gonfa said.

But with the ongoing drought, people in Chifra have little choice but to risk landmines if they want to find food for their animals and collect water for their survival.

Source: Voice of America