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Former FEU stars Jose, Belo reunite at Blackwater

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first_imgRaymar Jose was picked third by Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDifferent team, same mindset.Raymar Jose vowed there won’t be any letups in his game as he embarks on a new challenge with Blackwater in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Pido Jarencio back as GlobalPort coach LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m happy that I’ll be teammates with him again because back in college, we’re together for four years. Now, we’re together again,” he said.Despite the familiarity between the two, Jose is well aware that the Elite’s success isn’t guaranteed. And just like how the two did back in their Tamaraw days, they will have to work at their hardest to get their team out of the cellar this upcoming season.“I hope our partnership will thrive that we can replicate our bond. I’m thankful because kuya Mac is there to guide me, but we need to give our best for us to be successful,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Rebounds, defense, and aggressiveness. The energy and the hustle, I hope to bring all of those here,” Jose said after being selected third overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.”I hope I can play well and contribute to the team. And I wish we reach the goals we set.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Elite are going all in with Jose as they made a huge statement fortifying their frontline with the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP.More importantly, it set the stage for an FEU reunion in Blackwater, as Jose will once again play alongside Mac Belo. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Snappy salute: Filipinos hail Hidilyn Diaz for Asian Games golden lift

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first_imgLATEST STORIES President Rodrigo Duterte excitedly announced in a speech late Tuesday that the country had broken its gold medal duck at the games with Diaz’s victory.READ: Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first gold medal in 2018 Asian GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Congrats @diaz_hidilyn U make us feel like crying tears of joy and pride too,” wrote Twitter user @yusufledesma.Vice-President Leni Robredo hailed her “story of triumph over adversity”, while the lifter earned a special citation from the Air Force. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines salutes at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAThe Philippines saluted Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz on Wednesday as the soldier-weightlifter gave the basketball-mad nation a lift after a heartbreaking hoops loss to China.Footage of the tearful Diaz, the silver medallist from the Rio Olympics, saluting the flag after Tuesday’s victory brought goosebumps to Filipinos following the Indonesia event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA: Phoenix turns back Columbian in Abueva’s debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We give (Airwoman First Class) Hidilyn Diaz our snappiest salute for her discipline, perseverance and hard work that made her achieve another milestone,” it said in a statement.READ: Hidilyn Diaz: ‘I miss cheesecake!’ Newspapers splashed photos of Diaz, 27, on their front pages.“Hidilyn Diaz’s gold medal feat obviously eased the pain of the men’s basketball team’s 2-pt loss against China,” @gerardmos posted on Twitter.Diaz, from a poor coastal village in the southern Philippines, began lifting weights by carting five-gallon (18 liter) jugs of water for her family to use for cooking, drinking and bathing.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal READ: Hidilyn Diaz strikes gold In 2016 she sprang a major surprise by winning the nation’s first Olympic medal in 20 years, a silver.Diaz now manages her new weightlifting gym and has been seeking greater support and better training facilities for the nation’s athletes.She now has her sights on the gold in the Tokyo Olympics in two years’ time, which is when she also plans to retire from the sport.With her latest victory, Diaz stands to receive at least five million pesos ($93,500) in cash incentives mandated by law and from donors, legislators said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Henry hoping for a break in UCL bow with Monaco

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first_imgThe headline in question appeared in the following day’s edition of sports daily L’Equipe, and that game certainly made it clear to the 41-year-old that he has a massive job on his hands.Monaco, the club where Henry began his playing career before going on to star for Arsenal, are in a critical condition, having lost their last five games and gone 11 matches without a win.They are enduring their worst start to a season in 65 years and their longest run without a league win for a decade.Monaco may often be mocked for their paltry attendances, but they have a passionate fan base who will be worried for their team, less than 18 months after they won the Ligue 1 title in style.“I was aware that it would be hard to put something in place after just two days of work,” said Henry at the weekend, having had limited time on the training ground since taking over.– Back in Belgium already –Better will be required, however, if Monaco are to register their first points in Champions League Group A when they go to Belgium.For Henry, it is an early return to the country after he ended a two-year stint as assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in order to strike out on his own.Henry has not yet had much time on the training ground to make his mark at Monaco © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEDefeats against Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund mean Monaco remain pointless in Europe, and Wednesday’s match against the Belgian champions offers both sides a last chance to keep their hopes alive in the group.More realistically, these teams are now fighting it out for third place and a berth in the Europa League knockout rounds. They meet again at the Stade Louis II on November 6.“We need to take the positives. The team is starting from zero,” insisted Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, but there were not a lot of positives from Henry’s debut.He took a risk by starting Radamel Falcao on his return from international duty, and the Colombian duly came off injured before half-time.With two experienced goalkeepers sidelined in Danijel Subasic and Diego Benaglio, the 22-year-old Seydou Sy started and his mistake gifted the hosts their opener.In the second half, Henry sent on Samuel Grandsir only for the talented youngster to be sent off within three minutes of his introduction.It was a terrible start for France’s all-time leading goal-scorer, but now he is hoping to lead Monaco to a first win in 11 Champions League outings.The circumstances are daunting, but Henry — who won the Champions League as a player with Barcelona — knew what he was signing up for at Monaco, having turned down the Bordeaux job at the start of this season.“It is different because now he is the one making all the decisions, but he has a philosophy that I think can help us start winning matches,” said Nacer Chadli, who has worked with Henry in the Belgium set-up.Whether that will be the case on Wednesday remains to be seen, with last season’s star player Rony Lopes still absent and Falcao a doubt.Meanwhile, with Sy not in Monaco’s Champions League squad, it looks like the 20-year-old Loic Badiashile, who usually plays in the French fourth tier for Monaco’s reserves, will start in goal at the Jan Breydelstadion.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thierry Henry has plenty to ponder as he leads Monaco into Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Club Brugge © AFP/File / Frederick FLORINBRUGES, Belgium, Oct 23 – One newspaper headline described Thierry Henry as “cursed” in the wake of his managerial bow with Monaco, and the France great will be desperate to put that behind him in Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Club Brugge.Henry’s long-awaited first game as a coach in his own right ended in a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg on Saturday, with Monaco’s night marred by goalkeeping errors, a sending-off and injuries.last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: MARK ENGLISH IN IRISH SQUAD FOR WORLD RELAYS

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first_imgLETTERKENNY’S Mark English is in the Irish squad for The Penn Relays which will play host to the 14th edition of USA vs. The World relays on Saturday, April 27th.There is a high quality Irish team set to compete in the Penn Relays in the exciting men’s Distance Medley Relay (DMR) event. The Irish DMR team consists of Olympian Ciaran O’Lionaird (Leevale AC) who will be running the Mile leg. The US-based athlete has shown great form throughout the 2013 indoor season after bringing home the bronze medal in the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships. Paul Robinson (St. Cocas), fresh from comfortably winning the SPAR Great Ireland Mile on April 14th and just recently returned from a spell of training in Australia, will be running the 1200m leg as part of the DMR team.World Junior Finalist and Irish Junior Record holder Mark English (UCD AC) will be running the 800m leg and has shown he is coming into superb form after cruising to victory in the Irish Intervarsity Championships 400m in a personal best time of 47.56 seconds.Clonliffe AC’s Brian Gregan who placed sixth at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki last summer will be taking the 400m leg. Gregan showed early dominance during the indoor season and held the fastest 2013 indoor 400m time in Europe for a number of weeks.The Irish team will be up against some of the best athletes in the world racing teams from Canada, the UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and two teams from the USA. Team USA swept the 2012 USA vs. The World relays for the first time in history last year and will be aiming to defend their dominance against the stellar international field. The Irish DMR teams collectively have numerous Irish records to their names and are sure to put up a good fight against their international rivals.  ATHLETICS: MARK ENGLISH IN IRISH SQUAD FOR WORLD RELAYS was last modified: April 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: MARK ENGLISH IN IRISH SQUAD FOR WORLD RELAYSlast_img read more

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SUSPECT IN DANGEROUS DOUGHNUT DRIVING AT COURT HOUSE IS INJURED IN CRASH

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first_imgA MAN wanted by Donegal gardaí over a dangerous doughnut stunt outside a court house is fighting for his life in hospital after a car crash.The man hasn’t been seen in Donegal since the incident last June. He is from the North and was injured in a crash there.However he was once a regular visitor to Downings – visiting the area each summer.The car in which was was travelling crashed yesterday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where his condition is critical.A video taken of his antics outside the court house last June went viral. It also sparked a debate about young boy racers and their utter disregard for road safety or the safety of others. SUSPECT IN DANGEROUS DOUGHNUT DRIVING AT COURT HOUSE IS INJURED IN CRASH was last modified: August 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court houseGardaijohnletterkennylast_img read more

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Frustrated Lampard bemoans Chelsea’s missed chances

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first_imgChelsea’s Frank Lampard rued his side’s missed chances following their 1-0 Club World Cup defeat against Corinthians in Japan.Goalkeeper Cassio produced a number of good saves – including a late stop from Fernando Torres, who should have scored.Lampard told Chelsea TV: “It was always going to be a tough game. They’re a very good team and you come away with that bad feeling we had enough chances to at least draw the game.“They’re very organised and counter attack. We knew what they were going to bring. It’s disappointing really to get all the way here and not win it.”More reaction to follow later.See also:Chelsea beaten in Club World Cup 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Coega nets multimillion-rand deal

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first_img19 May 2005Hot on the heels of Barclays Bank’s R33-billion offer for Absa and General Motors’ R18-billion contract for South Africa to manufacture its new Hummer, the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) has secured a R200-million investment from Belgian-owned Sander International Textiles.The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced the 20-year lease in its Port Elizabeth-based harbour project on Wednesday.A high-end niche textile producer, Sander International Textiles will invest the R200-million in building a sophisticated weaving mill.The company will occupy 10ha of the 40ha allocated for the textile cluster of the Coega IDZ.The deal is expected to create over 500 permanent jobs. An empowerment company, Ican Foundation, will own 51% of the project, which should make a profit after two to three years.“Four years after ditching the strategy of seeking to attract an ‘anchor tenant’ for Coega, the CDC has been vindicated in opting to secure a basket of investments in various sectors of industries with different financial values,” said Vuyelwa Qinga-Vika, spokesperson for the CDC.She added that there had recently been “unprecedented interest from foreign investors in specific sectors of industry, including those in the metallurgical, high-end niche textiles, automotive and energy sector”.Tax incentiveAlex Liessens, the chief executive of Sander, told Business Report that because of the size of the investment, the government had given the project a tax break under the Strategic Investment Programme. This offers incentives to capital investments worth over R50-million.The new deep-water Port of Ngqura is expected be commissioned by the end of 2005.Work on the new plant is well under way, Qinga-Vika said, with an access road already in place. Construction in the textile zone will include a weaving mill and a dyeing and yarn facility.“Sander will produce a specialised high-end niche product – fire retardant fabrics – for the automotive and transport industries, including ocean liners and aircraft, and for the hospitality industries,” Qinga-Vika said.The products are to be exported to North American markets, taking advantage of lower US import tariffs through the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which favours African countries.The CDC has indicated for some time that negotiations with a number of investors were in their final stages.CEO Pepi Silinga said he expected announcements over the next few months “to fully justify government’s faith in the project”.A huge investmentThe multibillion-rand Coega project, comprising an industrial development complex and deepwater port 20 kilometres east of Port Elizabeth, is the single largest infrastructure development project in the country since 1994.Located on the coast of the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s poorest provinces, the project is the first and largest of the four IDZs established in the country.It falls in line with South Africa’s vision of becoming a manufacturing centre for the world. President Thabo Mbeki has officially declared Coega a lead project in SA.The IDZ is already well serviced by transportation networks, a skilled labour force and utility services. It boasts world-class industrial infrastructure, including inter-modal transport linkages and cost-effective bulk services.Coega is located in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality and is being developed by the CDC on 12 000 hectares of industrial land. Although the CDC is a private company, national and provincial government are the only shareholders.The various governments have ploughed about R8-billion into the project, including R3.1-billion for the new port, R2-billion for infrastructure in the IDZ, and R2.1-billion by Eskom for to upgrade the power supply. Spoornet has invested R500-million in upgrading rail facilities.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Australian international fares down 8pc in 2016

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first_imgInternational airfares to and from Australia fell by about 8 per cent in real terms in 2016 but an airline industry group has warned rising fees could endanger the bonanza.The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, which represents 32 international airlines, said real airfares to and from Australia had fallen by almost 40 per cent since 2006.“in 1994, an economy flight from Sydney to Singapore cost about $A2300 in today’s terms,’’ the group said. “Now the same flight ranges from $A320 to $A720.’’Drawing on data from the International Air Transport Association and sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, BARA found overseas visitor trips had grown by 2.4 million over 11 years while the number of overseas trips taken by Australians had grown by 4.9 million over the same period.It said the growth in passenger volumes to and from Australia had benefited from the sustained reduction in real international airfares as well as income growth.Real average air fares had dropped by 38 per cent for Australians heading outbound and 34 per cent for overseas visitors to the country, the group’s analysis found.Airfares are largely affected by the amount of capacity and competition in a market, including the presence of low-cost carriers, but many airlines have also worked hard to improve productivity in recent years.BARA executive director Barry Abrams said competition ensured that productivity improvements at airlines were passed through to passengers but he warned the industry could not keep cutting airfares indefinitely, particularly in an environment where other aviation fees were increasing.An annual report by the Australian Competition and  Consumer Commission recently found that  Australia’s biggest airports were recovering substantially more aeronautical revenue per passenger than a decade ago as they moved to offset increased costs per passenger and grow profit margins.The ACCC estimated that over the past decade, the nation’s four biggest airports had collected $A1.57 billion more in revenue from airlines than they would otherwise have collected if average prices were held constant in real terms.   “Infrastructure charges and everything else can’t keep going up if you want to maintain airfare affordability and support that downward trend that we have,’’  Abrams told AirlineRatings.“With the continual modernisation of aircraft and the efficiency of flight and these sorts of initiatives, there’s still an underlying productivity trend within the airlines.“The question then is will the fees and the charges and the increases from everybody else going to start overwhelming that efficiency trend.’’International airfares to and from Australia fell by about 8 per cent in real terms in 2016, according to an airline industry group.last_img read more

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Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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first_imgIt was a tricky global environment when Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1992. The world was emerging from the Cold War and countries were redefining relationships with each other. He navigated a new path for the organisation.United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali addresses the International Conference on Population and Developments in Cairo on 5 September 1994 to produce a Programme of Action. (Image: UN Photo, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr) • Connecting women to technology  • South Africa’s competitive advantage in the developing world  • South African feminist a global voice for women  • UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners • UN awards first Nelson Mandela prize Priya PitamberBoutros Boutros-Ghali became the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) on 1 January 1992, when he began his five-year term at the helm of the global organisation. He died on 16 February 2016 at the age of 93.“We pay tribute to the former UN secretary-general and wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family and his country, Egypt,” said President Jacob Zuma on his death. “May his soul rest in peace.”Born in Cairo, Boutros-Ghali was the first African to hold the position of secretary-general of the UN. During his tenure, the world was in a “critical post-Cold War period when the world body was redefining itself and engaging in more international peacekeeping operations that often received criticism for its efforts”, said the Presidency.Time of promise and perilAddressing the General Assembly’s special tribute at UN Headquarters in New York, current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Boutros-Ghali had both the fortune and the misfortune to serve as the first post-Cold War UN chief.“While the United Nations was never as paralysed during the Cold War as many have portrayed, the new dynamic gave the organisation new leeway to act,” Ban said. “This brought promise and peril – and Mr Boutros-Ghali experienced both.Memory of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali honoured at the UN, see more: https://t.co/TPqYWDcec1 pic.twitter.com/Wci00qhHbE — United Nations (@UN) February 18, 2016“Perhaps he was too direct for some; he might have been too professorial for others. Some definitely found him too independent – a goal that he considered among the highest virtues for any secretary-general of the United Nations,” said Ban.He described Boutros-Ghali as relentless in defending the organisation and its charter, and quoted the former secretary-general:“With all the convulsions in global society, only one power is left that can impose order on incipient chaos: it is the power of principles transcending changing perceptions of expediency.”Boutros-Ghali broke barriers & new ground – @UN_Radio covers Friday’s #UNGA tribute https://t.co/LJJ6fo4jh6 pic.twitter.com/ldpRS4uXMM — United Nations (@UN) February 19, 2016Career highlightsSoon after Boutros-Ghali was inaugurated, the UN Security Council met in it’s first-ever summit of Heads of State and requested a report on the way the organisation could strengthen capacity for preventive diplomacy, peace-making and peacekeeping. It resulted in a report, penned by Boutros-Ghali, called An Agenda for Peace.“As secretary-general, he presided over a dramatic rise in UN peacekeeping,” Ban told reporters. “He also presided over a time when the world increasingly turned to the United Nations for solutions to its problems, in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War.”Boutros Boutros-Ghali, secretary-general of the United Nations, with President Nelson Mandela at the presidential residence in Pretoria on an official visit to South Africa on 26 April 1996. (Image: John Isaac, UN Photo, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)In his article celebrating 70 years of the UN, Boutros-Ghali wrote that the invention of peacekeeping was one of the organisation’s proud moments.Another standout moment for him was the declaration of human rights and the World Conference on Human Rights held at Vienna in 1993. “There have been many conferences setting world agendas and goals before and after Vienna, but for the world to come together to define human rights, and to state clearly a global commitment to their achievement, was an important moment in history,” Boutros-Ghali wrote.See more from Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s tenure as Secretary-General in @UN_Photo gallery: https://t.co/fcoW75ZBqP pic.twitter.com/3CTQvjkMJu — United Nations (@UN) February 18, 2016Watch more on his appointment to the UN:About Boutros-GhaliBoutros-Ghali was born in Cairo on 14 November 1922. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from Cairo University in 1946 and diplomas from Paris University in subjects such as political science, economics and public law. He received his PhD in international law from Paris University in 1949.He became Professor of International Law and International Relations at Cairo University, and from 1974 to 1977, he was a member of the Central Committee and Political Bureau of the Arab Socialist Union.He “had a long association with international affairs as a diplomat, jurist, scholar and widely published author”, according to his profile on the UN website.He became a member of the Egyptian parliament in 1987 and was a member of the secretariat of the National Democratic Party from 1980. Until assuming the office of secretary-general of the UN, he was also vice-president of the Socialist International.Boutros-Ghali was also part of the Camp David Summit Conference in September 1978, which resulted in the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel, signed in 1979.“He led many delegations of his country to meetings of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, as well as to the Summit Conference of the French and African Heads of State. He also headed Egypt’s delegation to the General Assembly sessions in 1979, 1982 and 1990.” Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (third from right) visits with young residents of a UN-supported orphanage on 22 October 1993, operated by the Irish humanitarian organisation GOAL. To the left of the secretary-general is Brigadier General Maurice Quadri, commander of the French contingent of the Second United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM II). (Image: F Ribere, UN Photo, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)In celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UN, Boutros-Ghali wished to build on past achievements and update it for a changing, modern world. “Just as the United Nations invented peacekeeping, we now need to modernise the practice, and the Security Council’s use of the instruments at its disposal to promote international peace and security. We need a new Agenda for Peace,” he wrote.last_img read more

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