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.
And it’s not necessarily a linear progression.” ... the 10-episode podcast was released in April and promptly went to the top of the iTunes chart ... Twitter ... If you’re in Africa, you end up covering rape in the Congo, or Guinea, or Ivory Coast, and I tussled with this for a long time ... They embrace it ... ‘Who wants to go?’ That was me” – and spent a year in the city, after which she won a job as the most junior reporter in the west Africabureau....
Speaking at the symposium, Xie Jinying, the director of the bureau for external cultural relations of China'sMinistry of Culture and Tourism, said ... Lious Kamwenubusa, the general director of Burundi's Press and Publication Bureau, said that China could play a role in building a world economic order and a global governance framework by using its status as the world's second largest economy....
Selected from a pool of more than 37,000 applicants, the Fellows strengthened leadership skills and exchanged ideas with leaders from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States...Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by IREX, the Summit marked the culmination of six weeks of academic and leadership training at 27 colleges and universities across the United States....
Nigeria, SouthAfrica among growth drivers ...Africa’s retail banking revenue has been estimated to grow to US$ 53billion (about N19.08trillion) by 2022 ... On how IFC is supporting the growth of credit bureaus, it disclosed that the IFC’s AfricaCreditBureau Programme is providing advisory services to central banks, national bankers associations, and other private sector stakeholders....
JOHANNESBURG - SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) chief executive Boni Mehlomakulu has been suspended by the co-administrators of the bureau... manage the bureau ... Medupe added that Mehlomakulu had not been present on the SABS campus since Thursday and the bureau’s co-administrators were in communication with Mehlomakulu’s lawyers regarding due process....
It is widely-believed that China has played an important role in Africa's economic transition, wealth generation and job creation ... "That is why professional training should be so important for every Chinese enterprise seeking to develop in Africa," he said ... Diplomats, policymakers and observers agree that China-Africa industrial cooperation has a promising future and there is a need to nurture it for the long haul....