Local Norwegian choir behind ‘Frozen’ soundtrack set for global album launch

Source : The Local

Icelandic Knitting Festival Open for Registration

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Iceland has gained a reputation as a bit of a knitting superpower in recent years—in no small part thanks to the ubiquitous lopapeysa sweaters—but also because of the country’s numerous, very woolly, sheep.

This June, the small North Iceland town of Blönduós will celebrate the second annual Icelandic Knitting Festival, which is loosely modeled on the long-running Fano festival in Denmark.

The Festival is organized and run by the Icelandic Textile Center—an exhibition and learning institution dedicated to all things Icelandic in the world of clothing and fabrics.

The Icelandic Knitting Festival 2017 consists of dozens of events; including lectures, demonstrations and workshops, as well as a gala dinner. Sessions will be run by Icelandic and overseas experts.

The event takes place June 10 and 11, pre-booking is a must..

 

Source : icelandreview.com

Prohibition against lighting of fires in Østfold after several grass fires

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There are several reports of grass fires in Eastern Norway this Saturday. The police in Østfold states that a ban on all outdoors fires is in place.

The Duty Officer of the Fire Department reports that all use of fire is prohibited until further notice, the police in Østfold tweets.

The ban applies everywhere, including private property, the police tweets.

– We have been involved in a total of five grass- and house fires during the day, and there have even been a few grass fires and a chimney fire we have not attended, says head of the East Police District, Villy Meier, to Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad.

At Sande in Vestfold and Slependen in Bærum there are also reports of grass fires, according to NRK

Meteorologist Kristen Gislefoss says to NRK that the type of weather that causes a large forest- and heather- fire hazard is normal for this time of year.

– Tomorrow, the same type of weather is expected with a lot of wind in the day and no trepidation, and there is therefore a big forest fire hazard. From Sunday night however, rain is expected, says Gislefoss.

 

Source: Norway Today

Buhari approves new boards for Federal Polytechnics, Colleges of Education [Full list]

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in Nigeria.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in a statement said the boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy formulation in the institutions.

He stated that in making the appointments of the chairpersons and members, Buhari, apart from ensuring geopolitical spread, was also guided by the stipulated requirements for such appointments.

The federal colleges of education and their respective chairmen are as follows: Abubakar Galadima; Federal College of Education, Oyo; F.G. Ibrahim, Federal College of Education, Asaba; and Saidu Isa, Federal College of Education, Osiele-Abeokuta.

Others are S.L. Abubakar, Federal College of Education, Kano; Lawan Bukar, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu; Sa’ad Abubakar, Federal College of Education, Okene; Hassan Al-Badawi, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe; and Aminu Mikailu, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku.

Also in the list are Aminu Gwarzo, Federal College of Education, Kontagora; Bello Lafiagi, Federal College of Education, Zaria; Ibrahim Garba, Federal College of Education, Pankshin; and Alex Hartt, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri.

Almona Ise, Federal College of Education, Yola; E.O. Adegbite, Federal College of Education (Technical), Potiskum; Iyabo Anisulowo, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau; and Iheneacho Obioma, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka.

Others are Danjuma Sulai; Federal College of Education, Katsina; Ibrahim Bello, Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichir; Anthony Obi, Federal College of Education, Obudu; N.C. Ohazurike, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; and Hassan Lawan, Federal College of Education, Umunze.

Adamu also disclosed that President Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of all the 25 federal polytechnics.

The Polytechnics and their respective Chairmen are as follows: J.T. Orkar, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Afikpo; Michael Oloko, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi; and Austin Adeze, Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.

Others are Yalwa Tahir, Federal Polytechnic, Bali; Abubakar Dantata, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi; Muhammad Yakya, Federal Polytechnic, Bida; Mohammed Abubakar, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu; and Nasir Yauri, Federal Polytechnic, Ede.

Also, Eddy Olanipekun, Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe; Ibrahim Liman Sifawa, Federal Polytechnic, Idah; Abubakar Sadauki, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro; Odey Ochicha, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji and Kingsley Alagoa, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda.

He also appointed Bassey Usang Bassey as head Federal Polytechnic, Mubi; Godwin Sogolo, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa; Edwin Ogunbor, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri; Osekula Zikora, Federal Polytechnic, Offa and Lasbury Amadi, Federal Polytechnic, Oko.

Others are Ucha Julius, Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Bonny; Ike Udabah, Federal Polytechnic, Ukana; Abayomi Daramola, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure; and Yusuf Hassan, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.

David Adewunmi, National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi; Ismail Biodun Layi Oni, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi; and Lateef Fagbemi, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba.

Adamu said that the new governing boards would be inaugurated on a date to be announced soon.

 

Source : http://dailypost.ng

Kogi under Bello unsafe, nothing must happen to Dino Melaye – ACF leader, Waku

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Vice President of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Senator Joseph Waku, has declared that Kogi State under Governor Yahaya Bello is unsafe.

Waku told reporters on Saturday in Abuja that the North-Central Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is worried that Kogi is now known for armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of organised crimes.

He described the recent assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye as worrisome and unacceptable.

“This is not to hold Governor Yahaya Bello responsible as the mastermind of the assassination attempt on Senator Melaye”, Waku said.

“I am concern that such can be happening under his watch as the Chief Security Officer of the state.

“But I can say that if anything happen to Melaye, the people of north central would hold him responsible”.

He commended the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for moving investigation of the attack on Melaye to Abuja.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Ondo State, urged the governor to help the police bring the perpetrators to justice to forestall recurrence.

“We all know the importance of Kogi State in the country, no investor will come and put their resources in a place of insecurity.

“It would be difficult for business to thrive too and the governor must act right and fast too,” Waku added.

 

Source : dailypost.ng

Economie: Le paysage bancaire ivoirien compte 26 banques et 2 établissements financiers (Officiel)

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Jeudi 20 Avril 2017. Abidjan. Cérémonie de la rentrée officielle de l`Association Professionnelle des Banques et Etablissement Financiers de Côte d`Ivoire.

Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) – Le paysage bancaire ivoirien compte 28 établissements de crédits dont vingt-six banques et deux établissements financiers, a appris APA, jeudi, à Abidjan de source officielle.

L’information a été donnée par le nouveau président de l’Association des Professionnels des Banques et Etablissements Financiers de Côte d’Ivoire (APBEF-CI), Guy Koizan qui s’exprimait lors de la rentrée solennelle de son association. M. Koizan a succède à Souleymane Diarrassouba, promu en janvier dernier ministre du commerce, de l’artisanat et de la promotion des PME.

Le Conseil Exécutif de l’APBEF-CI, avec le soutien des membres de l’Association, envisage d’œuvrer prioritairement pour «un financement plus accru du secteur privé et des PME /PMI ». L’association entend également œuvrer à la formation continue de ses membres via le partenariat avec le CFPB/ France, mais également au renforcement du dispositif sécuritaire au sein des établissements ».

Guy Koizan a par ailleurs, souligné la nécessité de la sensibilisation pour une bancarisation de la population estimée à « un peu plus de 16% actuellement ».
Pour lui ce sont « un peu plus de quatre millions de comptes bancaires que ces établissements enregistrent dans leurs livres. Il y a donc du travail à faire, au regard de la population encore «bancarisable».

« La promotion de la bancarisation demeure un important levier de mobilisation de ressources et de renforcement des moyens des établissements de crédit pour financer durablement l’économie et donner ainsi un coup d’accélérateur à notre pays qui aspire légitimement à l’émergence à l’horizon 2020 », a ajouté le premier responsable des banquiers ivoiriens qui a salué le travail abattu par son prédécesseur.

« Le ministre Diarrassouba a véritablement révolutionné l’APBEF-CI au cours de son mandat, en lui donnant plus de visibilité et en faisant d’elle un maillon incontournable dans le financement de l’économie », a-t-il fait remarquer.

« Je m’efforcerai d’exécuter la tâche que vous m’avez ainsi confiée, avec vigueur et loyauté, pour une APBEF-CI encore plus forte et prête à de nouveaux challenges » a promis le Président de la faitière des banques ivoiriennes face à ses paires.

L’APBEF-CI a pour objet de susciter et de maintenir des relations régulières et profitables entre ses membres, de manière à leur permettre de présenter un front uni et avoir le même langage, pour la défense et le développement des activités bancaires et financières dans l’économie de type libéral de la Côte d’Ivoire.

 

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