Kota: The body of a 21-year-old married woman was found hanging inside a well at a village in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district, police said on Sunday.According to the complaint, the woman’s husband, Nanuram Tanwar, had been torturing her for dowry ever since they were married two years ago, Ghatoli police station incharge Nainuram Meena said. The woman, Kallibai Tanwar, was found hanging inside a well at Durjanpura village on Saturday morning. Prime facie, the woman, a resident of Bijaypur village in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, had committed suicide, Meena said. The father of the woman alleged that when the dowry demands were not fulfilled, Nanuram Tanwar strangled her and hanged her body in the well, the officer said. The accused has been booked for dowry death under Section 304 B of the Indian Penal Code and is yet to be arrested, Meena said. The body has been handed over to the family and an investigation is underway, the deputy superintendent of police of Eklera circle said.
Rabat – Esca Maroc Ecole De Management of Casablanca has signed a novel partnership agreement with a consortium of leading African business schools from four major countries.The newly formed partnership, called the African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE), is committed to sharing resources, expertise, and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic development on the continent of Africa, according to a press release issued by Esca.According to the same source, AAAE will promote and develop academic cooperation – particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, small business development, innovation, and start-ups – through research, case study development, the academic exchange of students and faculty as well as academic materials and publications, professional internships, and technical cooperation. Professor Karim Elseghir, Dean of the School of Business at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC), said that “AAAE will play a key role in leading the continent towards stronger linkages among African business schools focusing on teaching and research in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business as well as further global collaboration.”AUC will serve as the coordinator of the collaboration until a structured steering committee has been set up. The other five participating business schools are the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa (UCT GSB), University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa (USB), Esca Maroc Ecole De Management of Casablanca, Morocco (ESCA), The Lagos Business School, Nigeria (LBS), and Strathmore Business School of Nairobi.Youth unemployment and education are the most pressing challenges the African continent is facing and the inception of the AAAE is an important step towards enhancing entrepreneurship across the African Continent, according to Professor Elseghir,He said that a sustainable solution to unemployment is a well-directed entrepreneurship ecosystem and a more effective educational system.He added that he is positive that “AAAE will lead to the enhancement of all aspects of entrepreneurship and family business and will catalyze the development of the continent as a whole.”According to Sarah-Anne Arnold, Manager of the MTN Solution Space at the UCT GSB who will represent the UCT GSB in the AAAE, promoting the exchange of ideas, experiences and skills is core to building up an entrepreneurship ecosystem on the continent.“If we want to build our continent then we need to invest in building networks that are broader than any one single institution. The fuel to innovate is created when people with different experiences, realities, passions, and ideas come together with the mandate and support structures to develop new possibilities,” she said.“Our work in the MTN Solution Space at the UCT GSB is very much geared in this direction and we are excited to be able to share what we are learning through the AAAE.”“We at Strathmore University wholeheartedly support the engendering and networking of universities under the AAAE. The research and intellectual collaboration in the African entrepreneurship space will enable the exploration of the wealth of our diversity and contribution to sustainable development in Africa. This takes cognizance of Africa’s special place in the international community,” said David Wangombe, Dean of the Strathmore School of Management and Commerce.“This is the first time that we have set this type of joint ambition for African business schools, each one of them being a leading academic institution in its region. Regardless of our locations, we all share the same belief in the importance of management education, and the need to gather efforts for a continental approach to support entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs,” added Thami Ghorfi, President of ESCA School of Management.“USB is proud and honoured to be associated with this unique consortium that will enhance the exchange of knowledge, research collaboration and promote entrepreneurial activities that will drive sustainable, social and economic development across the African continent,” explained Samantha Walbrugh-Parsadh from Stellenbosh University.“This association will enrich entrepreneurship education at all partner schools, and will help students and faculty members to expand their horizons about what is happening in Africa,” concluded Professor Khaled Ismail, Willard Brown Chair for International Business Leadership and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at AUC.The new association will seek to expand over the coming months to include more African business schools. There is also an explicit objective to invite collaboration between global business schools in the academic study of entrepreneurship. The AAAE will also seek to build bridges between academic and industry knowledge.
“You know your people the best and Liberians turn to you for guidance, especially during times of strife,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Alan Doss, told a gathering in Gbarnga of traditional leaders from all of Liberia’s 15 counties over the weekend.Highlighting the pivotal role they play, he encouraged the traditional leaders, under the overall leadership of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s Government, to actively participate in reconstruction.“Without reconstruction, there is no lasting peace. Without lasting peace, there is no prosperity,” he said.Mr. Doss made his comments at the close of a three-day meeting held to elect the new leadership of the National Traditional Council of Liberia. President Johnson-Sirleaf urged those present to join her in working “to change the bad things of the past and create a new Liberia, a better Liberia for all the citizens.”The subject of Liberia’s development challenges was one of the “Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About” released by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) on 15 May.The workshop, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was sponsored by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its efforts to support good governance and capacity building at community level.
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday amid a string of solid U.S. economic news this week and rising oil prices.The loonie was up a third of a cent to 93.98 cents US as the greenback lost value against a variety of currencies.The Canadian currency had sunk a quarter of a cent Wednesday to its lowest level since May 2010 after the Bank of Canada left rates unchanged and left markets with the impression that rate hikes were still a long way off.Traders looked to Friday and the release of the latest employment report for Canada, where economists expect about 7,500 jobs were created in November.But the major event of the week is the same-day release of the U.S. government’s non-farm payrolls report for last month.Expectations for job creation have moved higher after payroll firm ADP reported Wednesday that the private sector added 215,000 jobs last month. Prior to that report, markets had expected job creation of about 183,000.While a stronger report would be welcomed as another sign of an improving economy, it would also raise concerns that the Federal Reserve is getting close to cutting back on its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases, a program that has kept long term rates low and supported a strong equity market rally this year.There was further positive news on the U.S. jobs front Thursday. The Labor Department reported that applications for jobless benefits, which are a proxy for layoffs, dropped 23,000 last week to 296,000.Other data out Thursday morning showed that U.S. gross domestic product for the third quarter was revised upward to an annualized rate of 3.6 per cent from 2.8 per cent.In other market-related news, Bank of Canada senior deputy minister Tiff Macklem is leaving the central bank in the spring. Macklem was widely expected to win the contest for bank governor last June but was beaten out by Stephen Poloz. Macklem will become the dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of TorontoOn the commodity markets, oil prices advanced for a second day after a much larger than expected drawdown of U.S. supplies last week. The January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 18 cents to US$97.38 a barrel.Metals were lower as March copper declined two cents to US$3.23 after the American jobs data, along with strong housing and trade reports, helped push the metal up eight cents on Thursday.December bullion fell $15.30 to US$1,231.90 an ounce. Loonie advances, traders look to Canadian, U.S. jobs data being released Friday AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2013 6:44 am MDT