The Bureau of the European Parliament is responsible for matters relating to the budget, administration, organisation and staff. It is composed of the President of the European Parliament along with all 14 Vice-Presidents and the five Quaestors (in a consultative capacity). They are elected for two and a half years (renewable term) with the President holding a casting vote. Elections are usually held at the start, and at the midpoint, of each Parliamentary term.
Pál Schmitt, Vice President, EPP, Hungary - became President of the Republic of Hungary on 6 August 2010
Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Vice President, ALDE, Germany - resigned over doctoral thesis plagiarism affair on 11 May 2011
Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice President, S & D, Greece - became Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece on 17 June 2011
.Africa is the proposed Internet generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa gTLD serves as a regional domain for individuals and entities based in and out of Africa.
The .Africa gTLD has not yet been delegated to any organization as registry operator. The .Africa application that was submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust is now the subject of an unresolved disagreement with ICANN (DCA Trust vs ICANN) following an Independent Review Panel (IRP) Process that was invoked by DCA Trust under ICANN’s accountability mechanism in October 2013. The IRP was administrated by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, US.
DCA Trust had passed all the new gTLD applicant evaluation criteria, but before the Initial Evaluation (IE) result was issued, a Governmental Advisory Committee GAC Objection Advice that had been issued in Beijing in April 2013 was later accepted by the ICANN Board in early June 2013 which caused the ICANN Board to instruct ICANN staff that DCA Trust’s .Africa new gTLD application will not be approved. This had caused the non-completion of the evaluation of DCA Trust’s application; which then led DCA Trust to challenge the ICANN Board decision through a series of accountability mechanism.
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
Michael Kovrig took on political-reporting assignments on highly sensitive subjects, said Guy Saint-Jacques, a former Canadian ambassador in Beijing... banks about her actions ... and its expanding presence in Africa. The senior government official said China confirmed to Canada on Wednesday that the Beijing Bureau of State Security had detained Kovrig ... ....
Established in SouthAfrica in 1994, Compuscan started as a credit bureau, focused on the micro-lending industry ... Established in South Africa in 1994, Compuscan was the country's first credit bureau to pioneer both positive and negative data for the microfinance sector, providing vital assistance at a time it was most needed....
While some of the tens of thousands of vehicles stolen in Canada each year are taken for quick joyrides or sent to local “chop shops,” a good number are smuggled by organized crime groups to far-flung destinations, including China, WestAfrica and the Middle East, according to the InsuranceBureau of Canada....
Compuscan was SouthAfrica's first credit bureau to pioneer both positive and negative data for the microfinance sector and has since grown into a company that operates across nine countries offering credit and information services, decision analytics services, marketing services, loyalty and rewards services, and training....
This projection was the outcome of a sub-Saharan Africa research report by Absa Group limited, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services group. The foreign reserves of the Africa’s largest oil producer have declined to ...Hope Moses-Ashike in SouthAfrica� ....