S.Atlantic : Sartma Daily (07/09/05)
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Juanita Brock) 07.09.2005 (Article Archived on 14.09.2005)
A Quick Overview of South Atlantic News.
SARTMA DAILY (07/09/05)
Compiled by J. Brock (FINN)
Section 1: Articles by FINN
Section 2: Business News from St. Helena
South Georgia News Alert
Section 3: Announcements
Section 4: Relevant Internet News
07 September 2005
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QUARK AND FREIREMAR COURT CASE
By J. Brock (FINN)
The sentencing of Quark Fishing Ltd and Freiremar SA has been postponed for one day and will now take place in Court at 1000 on Thursday, 08 September 2005.
PHOTO EX AND SALE TO BENEFIT FALKLANDS CONSERVATION AND THE SOUTH GEORGIA HERITAGE TRUST
By J. Brock (FINN)
Thirty one paintings by the renowned artist, Patricia Glasswell have been put on display at the Falklands Brasserie. Though the photos are still on display, some of them have been sold to people who attended a special reception hosted by H. E. the Governor Mr. Howard Pearce on Monday night.
Proceeds from that sale and any subsequent sale will go to Falklands Conservation and the newly created South Georgia Heritage Trust. H. E. the Governor Mr. Pearce, in his remarks explained that Patricia Glasswell and her husband spent a few weeks earlier this year in the Falklands and travelled throughout the Islands. Mrs. Glasswell worked a lot while she was here and did some other paintings from photographs when she returned to the UK.
Thanks was extended to Vera Bonner, Jane Cotter and the Pink shop for the framing and mounting of the pictures as well as H. E. the Governor Mr. Pearce for hosting the reception and the Glasswells. Alex Olmedo and the Falklands Brasserie also are thanked for providing the venue for a very enjoyable exhibition. Some of the paintings are still for sale, so a call to Falklands Conservation will not go amiss if you want to purchase a painting.
BUSINESS NEWS FROM ST. HELENA
PRESS RELEASE - AIR ACCESS PROJECT UPDATE
ACCESS OFFICE INITIATES THE COMPILATION OF AN ISLAND SKILLS REGISTER…….
There has been a lot of interest recently in employment opportunities for Saints in the period leading up to the opening of St Helena’s International Airport. The airport development should be the driver for economic growth on island, which will lead to the creation of more jobs and private sector businesses. Whilst there can be no guarantee that Saints will be given priority for jobs relating to the building and operating of the international airport, opportunities can be maximised by letting the Design Build and Operate (DBO) contractor know exactly what skills are available locally. We are therefore initiating the compilation of a skills-register to give a clearer picture of all work skills and expertise available locally and to assist in determining where there are skills gaps.
To help us prepare this register, we would like to invite all those who are eligible to work on St Helena to complete a skills profile. This is a simple one page form which asks for details relating to your employment history, training, qualifications and work experience. The forms will be used to compile a database. All information given will be treated in confidence and will not be released to anyone outside the access project without the permission of the individual concerned.
A blank skills profile form will be available with next week’s Herald and further copies can be obtained from the Access Office in Jamestown.
I hope that you will all see the benefit and value for St Helena of having a National Skills Register and that as such you will give us your full support by filling out and returning the forms as soon as possible.
As always, if anyone wishes to discuss any of the above with me, I can be contacted on 2477 or on email email@example.com
Sharon Wainwright: St Helena Access Project Manager, 6th September 2005
SOUTH GEORGIA NEWS ALERT
The August South Georgia News and Events has arrived. This month:
- Ellen MacArthur to Visit South Georgia
- Incredible Result
- Illegal Fishing Vessel "Elqui" to be Sunk
- Director of Fisheries Visits the Island
- Early Results of Norwegian Krill Project Promising
- Fishing News
- The South Georgia ACAP Petrel Survey
- New Government Officer Announced
- Duncan Carse Stamp Issue
- New Spider Species for South Georgia?
- All Wrapped Up
- Wedding Bells Heard
- South Georgia Snippets
Editor’s Note: Some of these articles have been covered in this forum. You may wish to have a look at this very informative and worthwhile website.
Exercise for the young at heart is back this Friday, due to popular demand. It is a Physio-run exercise class open to all ages and abilities. No need to book -just turn up at the KEMH Day Centre at 1030 on the day.
Falkland Islands Development Board: Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 0900 Chamber of Commerce Function Room
Agricultural Advisory Committee: Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 1400 in the Chamber of Commerce Function Room.
RELEVANT INTERNET NEWS
PR Direct : Ottawa welcomes Queen’s Baton as part of the world's longest relay
Ottawa/Ontario, September 7 /PR Direct/ - The Queen's Baton Relay, one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games, arrived in Canada yesterday as part of its 71-country tour of the Commonwealth. The Baton, carrying a message from Queen Elizabeth to be read at the opening ceremonies of the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia (March 15th to 26th, 2006), arrived in Vancouver from the Falkland Islands and will visit Toronto today, prior to arriving in Ottawa on Various activities are planned while the Queen's Baton Relay traverses Canada. In both Vancouver and Toronto the Queen's Baton Relay will wind through the downtown cores and conclude with welcoming ceremonies.
The Baton will be officially welcomed to the Nation's Capital by Claude Bennett, President of Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC), the Hon. Stephen Owen, Minister of State (Sport) and Lois Appleby, Chief Executive of Tourism Victoria and Tea Canada Attaché for Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, at a reception at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on September 8th at 7:00 pm. Heather Purnell, an accomplished gymnast and bronze medalist from the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, and veteran coach Tobie Gorman will have the special honour of carrying the baton into the Museum.
The highlight of the Ottawa visit will take place on Friday, September 9, 2005 at Major's Hill Park. Current and former athletes and coaches will participate in a power walk relay circling Major's Hill Park. Honoured guests include His Excellency William Fisher, Australian High Commissioner, Mrs. Saqlain Asad, First Secretary, High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Glenroy Gilbert former Commonwealth Games athlete and coach in Manchester 2002, "Hosting our own Queen's Baton Relay event at Major's Hill Park symbolizes Canada's role and connection to the Commonwealth and our excitement and anticipation of the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia (March 16-25, 2005)" stated Claude Bennett, President of CGC. A sign bearer holding a pictogram of a Commonwealth Games' sporting event will mark the transition zones of the relay course, with Ashbury College students carrying the flags of the 71 member countries of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The Queen's Baton Relay leaves Canada for Pakistan on the afternoon of September 9th. Media photo and interview opportunities: Official Welcome Reception September 8, 2005
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Café des Voyageurs, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC Event time 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Opportunity time: 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Power Walk Relay September 9, 2005 Major Hill's Park (North entrance opposite National Gallery)
Event time: 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Opportunity time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is a not-for-profit multi-sport organization. Since 1930, CGC has been strengthening sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a tool for development. For further information about Team Canada, the 2006 Commonwealth Games or our International Development through Sport programs, please visit our web site at www.commonwealthgames.ca.
- END PRESS RELEASE - 9/7/2005
CO: Commonwealth Games Canada: ST: IN: SPORTS TECHNOLOGY PRD: 200509070003
Press release distributed by PR Direct 866-736-3779
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