South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is ‘swelling’

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today. …read more

Source: United Nations

    

Saudi Arabian Alfarouq Residential Compound Installs Zhone Technologies FiberLAN for Advanced Broadband Services

Zhone’s Optical LAN increases broadband availability and service offerings for residents

Oakland, CA, Apr 17, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new FiberLAN deployment with Aljabr Group at its Alfarouq Residential Compound, located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The deployment was made possible through a strategic partnership with Global Business Solutions (GBS) (http://www.gbs.com.sa/). Through the deployment, the residential compound now provides IPTV services, IP telephony, a CCTV camera system, high-speed Internet and a digital signage system over its GPON network.

The Alfarouq Residential Compound – composed of 32 buildings – includes 24 units per building, a recreation center, a restaurant, a banquet hall and a swimming pool. Zhone’s GPON network, installed in 2013, connects all 32 buildings with a single data center and ensures they all have redundant connectivity with a fiber cable.

“The FiberLAN deployment enabled more than 750 residents within the compound to have high-performance, stable connectivity, meeting the broadband needs of residents,” said Shater S. Abdurahman, group I.T. general manager at Aljabr Group. “Zhone’s extensive portfolio of products and innovative solutions, including its MXK platform high density FTTx OLT, enabled Alfarouq to provide …read more

Source: ACN Newswire

    

List of dignitaries and invited guests at the funeral of the Late Honourable Jim Flaherty

List of dignitaries and invited guests at the funeral of the Late Honourable Jim Flaherty …read more

Source: Government of Canada

    

UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December. …read more

Source: United Nations

    

Rwandan genocide: Security Council told failure of political will led to ‘cascade of human tragedy’

The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that protection of populations from atrocities remains “lagging and elusive.” …read more

Source: United Nations

    

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for offences under the Fisheries Act. …read more

Source: Government of Canada

    

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in February and March 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act. …read more

Source: Government of Canada

    

New interline baggage rules for international flights to and from Canada : a transparent, harmonized regime for passengers and industry

The Agency’s approach to interline baggage rules is guided by two fundamental principles: a seamless and transparent baggage regime for passengers and a harmonized and practical regime for industry. …read more

Source: Government of Canada