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juillet 2, 2015

China, the object of much fascination in its very particular style of empire building, is now Asia’s number one nation for producing top universities, going by the reputable  HYPERLINK "https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2015/regional-ranking" \l "/" Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015. From the 1990s when China could boast of no world-class universities to overtaking Japan as Asia’s number one nation for world-class universities is no mean feat.

China, the object of much fascination in its very particular style of empire building, is now Asia’s number one nation for producing top universities, going by the reputable  HYPERLINK "https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2015/regional-ranking" \l "/" Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015. From the 1990s when China could boast of no world-class universities to overtaking Japan as Asia’s number one nation for world-class universities is no mean feat.

juillet 1, 2015

Vegetarianism is on the rise, and a growing number of people are defining themselves as  HYPERLINK "http://www.businessinsider.com/were-about-to-see-a-surge-in-flexitarianism-2013-1" \t "_blank" "flexitarians," which means they eat a primarily plant-based diet supplemented by occasional meat consumption.

Vegetarianism is on the rise, and a growing number of people are defining themselves as  HYPERLINK "http://www.businessinsider.com/were-about-to-see-a-surge-in-flexitarianism-2013-1" \t "_blank" "flexitarians," which means they eat a primarily plant-based diet supplemented by occasional meat consumption. The fast-food chain introduced a special line of six meatless burgers last year in India, including a Veggie Whopper, a Spicy Bean Royale, and a vegetarian chili cheese melt.

juin 29, 2015

The Chagos case was longer in headlines since quite a while. Things suddenly changed when this celebrity joined this ‘cause’. Which triggers me to ask, is celebrity public relations still cogent in contemporary society? News items prove it ‘yes’!

The Chagos case was longer in headlines since quite a while. Things suddenly changed when this celebrity joined this ‘cause’. Which triggers me to ask, is celebrity public relations still cogent in contemporary society? News items prove it ‘yes’!

juin 26, 2015

Castle, Cula, Torotino et Captain Firth sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Castle était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale à ses débuts. Il avait donné l’impression d’être green et son jockey avait même dû le ramener à l’ordre pour qu’il se concentre.

Castle, Cula, Torotino et Captain Firth sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Castle était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale à ses débuts. Il avait donné l’impression d’être green et son jockey avait même dû le ramener à l’ordre pour qu’il se concentre. On le croyait battu à mi-parcours, mais il avait pris son mors dans l’emballage final pour terminer en puissance derrière l’intouchable Phiri E Kwatile.

juin 26, 2015

In 138 B.C, military commander Zhang Qiang ventured westward and found hitherto unknown realms to the Han Empire. His discoveries would convince Emperor Wu to send him back several times past the Tianshan Mountains. From his journeys he brought back many wonders, from the ‘heavenly horses’ that would subsequently prove so useful to the Han cavalry to religious artwork coming from the people of Gandhara.

In 138 B.C, military commander Zhang Qiang ventured westward and found hitherto unknown realms to the Han Empire. His discoveries would convince Emperor Wu to send him back several times past the Tianshan Mountains. From his journeys he brought back many wonders, from the ‘heavenly horses’ that would subsequently prove so useful to the Han cavalry to religious artwork coming from the people of Gandhara.

juin 24, 2015

It takes a tragedy, unfortunately, to remind everyone to what extent people are able to come together, irrespective of differences that can divide them in normal times. Such was the effect of what is now known as the Berkeley Balcony Tragedy to the Irish people. Six Irish students, aged between 21-22 years old, died during a birthday party in Berkeley, California, last week.

It takes a tragedy, unfortunately, to remind everyone to what extent people are able to come together, irrespective of differences that can divide them in normal times. Such was the effect of what is now known as the Berkeley Balcony Tragedy to the Irish people. Six Irish students, aged between 21-22 years old, died during a birthday party in Berkeley, California, last week.

juin 24, 2015

The importance of SMEs and entrepreneurs in developing local African economies and intra-Africa trade can’t be ignored – they make up 90% of private business in Africa and contribute to more than 50% of employment and GDP. In Mauritius, entrepreneurship has followed a successful historical path, with its potential to contribute to the country’s economic development first realised in the 1970s. Both the Mauritian Government and the private sector are giving recognition and support to  entrepreneurship development. In addition, low corporate taxes in the country allow SMEs to devote more money to researching and developing new ideas.

The importance of SMEs and entrepreneurs in developing local African economies and intra-Africa trade can’t be ignored – they make up 90% of private business in Africa and contribute to more than 50% of employment and GDP. In Mauritius, entrepreneurship has followed a successful historical path, with its potential to contribute to the country’s economic development first realised in the 1970s. Both the Mauritian Government and the private sector are giving recognition and support to  entrepreneurship development.

juin 24, 2015

Greece! Known for its ancient ruins, breath-taking sights, and raw nature, it is full of history. A history which I feel privileged to have known. As part of a Youth Programme, in collaboration with SCI Hellas and the European Union, my brief stay of five weeks in this country has proved to be fruitful, on both a personal and a professional level. This programme aims at ensuring that water becomes and remains a human right and a common good, not a commodity for profit-making. My purpose in Greece is to help develop strategies to understand and combat the various water issues prevailing here. Throughout my journey, I have uncovered many layers of the Greek water history which unfortunately mirrors innumerable issues.

Greece! Known for its ancient ruins, breath-taking sights, and raw nature, it is full of history. A history which I feel privileged to have known. As part of a Youth Programme, in collaboration with SCI Hellas and the European Union, my brief stay of five weeks in this country has proved to be fruitful, on both a personal and a professional level. This programme aims at ensuring that water becomes and remains a human right and a common good, not a commodity for profit-making.

juin 19, 2015

Domani, Hancock’s Dynasty, Beautiful Bhutan, Brandewyn et Kaafel sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Domani avait évolué plus en retrait qu’on l’avait prévu.

Domani, Hancock’s Dynasty, Beautiful Bhutan, Brandewyn et Kaafel sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Domani avait évolué plus en retrait qu’on l’avait prévu. Il avait été mis sous pression à environ 500 mètres du but, mais s’était retrouvé dans le dos de Axis Of Anarchy qui faiblissait et avait du être repris. Il avait conclu honorablement, mais avait été trop distancé pour influencer les résultats.

juin 14, 2015

Après le coup du sort qui prive le prince Ehelepola de Kandy, Ceylan, de l’accession au trône suite à la défaite du roi Rajasinha et l’exil de celui-ci et de ses proches en Inde, c’est au tour du premier nommé d’être la victime d’un coup tordu des Anglais en 1818. En effet, les Anglais ne voulant pas s’encombrer d’un allié princier qui ambitionne de monter sur le trône laissé vacant par le roi déchu Rajashina et suspectible de nuire à leurs intérêts au Ceylan, le font arrêter manu militari, emprisonner à Colombo pour sept longues années avant de l’envoyer en exil dans une de leurs colonies, l’île Maurice. (Voir dans le Week-End du dimanche 24 mai 2015 l’article “Le Premier ministre cingalais Ehelepola exilé à Maurice 190 ans de cela”). “Ehelepola had hoped to succeed to the vacant throne and when he realized that the British were not going to restore native kingships, he began to stir rebellion against British rule. On 3 March 1818 he was therefore arrested with several other Kandyan chiefs, detained in Colombo until 1825 and then exiled to Mauritius where about 30 Kandyans were already detained.” (1)

Après le coup du sort qui prive le prince Ehelepola de Kandy, Ceylan, de l’accession au trône suite à la défaite du roi Rajasinha et l’exil de celui-ci et de ses proches en Inde, c’est au tour du premier nommé d’être la victime d’un coup tordu des Anglais en 1818.

juin 12, 2015

Data Controller, Kyudo, Siddharth et Cherish The Charm sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. La malchance avait voulu que Data Controller soit placé complètement à l’extérieur au départ. Rye Joorawon avait dû le solliciter à fond pour surmonter ce handicap et il l’avait payé cash en fin de parcours. Kyudo était à sa toute première compétition. Il avait été pris de vitesse par le rythme et s’était retrouvé en queue du peloton, mais il avait trouvé ses marques en fin de parcours pour terminer à moins de 3L du vainqueur. Parti prudemment, Siddharth avait évolué en one off et en mid-field et avait été lancé en épaisseur à 400 mètres de l’arrivée. Il avait fait impression à l’entrée de la ligne droite, mais avait manqué d’accélération par la suite. On peut penser que les 1400m étaient un peu courts pour les réelles aptitudes de Cherish The Charm en se fiant à sa conformation. Son cavalier avait utilisé la cravache en quelques occasions à partir des 600m afin qu’il ne se laissât pas surprendre au démarrage. Il avait conclu honorablement, mais n’avait pû être monté sur la fin suite au changement de ligne d’un adversaire devant lui.

 

juin 10, 2015

No likes of Malalas, of Aung San Suu Kyi, of Fadumo Dayib, of Wangari Mathaii or Hillary Clinton but it is nevertheless a momentous chapter in our history to see a woman of the calibre of Ameenah Gurib-Fakim being elevated to the post of President of the Republic. It is with great honour and joy that Mauritius welcomes its first lady. Very warm congratulations to you Madam President. We also wish to congratulate and thank SAJ, for having recognized the potential contribution of the intellectual class – in this case a scientist of international repute, with many other qualities and talents, who has promised to be ‘Une présidente de proximité’. This appointment is very refreshing especially when the ‘All Male’  front bench of the government, keeps unfurling itself on the MBC ever so often. Professor Gurib-Fakim’s nomination as President also brings hope, especially at a time when the political representation of women has regressed and the Mauritian women’s emancipation/empowerment remains rather slow.  The present legislature has 12% of women as compared to 19% in the last one, causing the country to fall from the 10th to the 12th place in the SADC group of countries. Ameenah’s appointment will certainly give the country a boost on the international scene.

No likes of Malalas, of Aung San Suu Kyi, of Fadumo Dayib, of Wangari Mathaii or Hillary Clinton but it is nevertheless a momentous chapter in our history to see a woman of the calibre of Ameenah Gurib-Fakim being elevated to the post of President of the Republic. It is with great honour and joy that Mauritius welcomes its first lady. Very warm congratulations to you Madam President.

juin 10, 2015

No likes of Malalas, of Aung San Suu Kyi, of Fadumo Dayib, of Wangari Mathaii or Hillary Clinton but it is nevertheless a momentous chapter in our history to see a woman of the calibre of Ameenah Gurib-Fakim being elevated to the post of President of the Republic. It is with great honour and joy that Mauritius welcomes its first lady. Very warm congratulations to you Madam President. We also wish to congratulate and thank SAJ, for having recognized the potential contribution of the intellectual class – in this case a scientist of international repute, with many other qualities and talents, who has promised to be ‘Une présidente de proximité’. This appointment is very refreshing especially when the ‘All Male’  front bench of the government, keeps unfurling itself on the MBC ever so often. Professor Gurib-Fakim’s nomination as President also brings hope, especially at a time when the political representation of women has regressed and the Mauritian women’s emancipation/empowerment remains rather slow.  The present legislature has 12% of women as compared to 19% in the last one, causing the country to fall from the 10th to the 12th place in the SADC group of countries. Ameenah’s appointment will certainly give the country a boost on the international scene.

No likes of Malalas, of Aung San Suu Kyi, of Fadumo Dayib, of Wangari Mathaii or Hillary Clinton but it is nevertheless a momentous chapter in our history to see a woman of the calibre of Ameenah Gurib-Fakim being elevated to the post of President of the Republic. It is with great honour and joy that Mauritius welcomes its first lady. Very warm congratulations to you Madam President.

juin 10, 2015

This article is a continuation of my previous research on Public sector Governance but at a further stage to briefly look at how are nomination and appointments made within our political arena.

This article is a continuation of my previous research on Public sector Governance but at a further stage to briefly look at how are nomination and appointments made within our political arena.

juin 10, 2015

This article is a continuation of my previous research on Public sector Governance but at a further stage to briefly look at how are nomination and appointments made within our political arena.

This article is a continuation of my previous research on Public sector Governance but at a further stage to briefly look at how are nomination and appointments made within our political arena.

juin 5, 2015

Al Capitano, Reim, Counts Rocket et Hillbrow sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Lent au départ, Al Capitano fermait toujours le cortège à mi-ligne droite, mais il s’était quelque peu rapproché pour gagner trois rangs à ses débuts sur le kilomètre.

Al Capitano, Reim, Counts Rocket et Hillbrow sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Lent au départ, Al Capitano fermait toujours le cortège à mi-ligne droite, mais il s’était quelque peu rapproché pour gagner trois rangs à ses débuts sur le kilomètre. Il se sentira certainement plus à l’aise sur plus long. Reim portait le top weight de 61 kg et avait à rendre du poids à tous ses adversaires à ses débuts.

juin 3, 2015

LALIT members are delighted at the coming destruction, finally, of the central data-base for the new biometric ID Cards. But, this article is to show how the struggle is not yet over. In the victory are some possible defeats, as well as some hidden other victories, too.

LALIT members are delighted at the coming destruction, finally, of the central data-base for the new biometric ID Cards. But, this article is to show how the struggle is not yet over. In the victory are some possible defeats, as well as some hidden other victories, too.

juin 1, 2015

Malgré le temps peu clément, la marche pacifique organisée par les membres de la Vacoas Popular Multipurpose Cooperative Society (VPMCS) samedi dernier dans les rues de Vacoas a réuni une petite foule de membres solidaires dans ces moments difficiles. Pancartes en main, ils ont défilé de la cour de la VPMCS, à Clairfonds, jusqu’au jardin de la mairie de Vacoas/Phœnix, scandant les slogans d’usage et s’arrêtant de temps à autre dans les artères de la ville pour attirer l’attention des passants.

Malgré le temps peu clément, la marche pacifique organisée par les membres de la Vacoas Popular Multipurpose Cooperative Society (VPMCS) samedi dernier dans les rues de Vacoas a réuni une petite foule de membres solidaires dans ces moments difficiles.

mai 29, 2015

Daniel Moor mange son pain noir. Après quatre journées chez Shirish Narang, le jockey n’a toujours pas beat the jinx. En quatorze montes accumulées durant ce mois de mai, il a enregistré huit placés. L’Australien, ne crie pas au feu à la maison.

Daniel Moor mange son pain noir. Après quatre journées chez Shirish Narang, le jockey n’a toujours pas beat the jinx. En quatorze montes accumulées durant ce mois de mai, il a enregistré huit placés. L’Australien, ne crie pas au feu à la maison. « We are not below expectations. We know exactly where we stand. We are aware of our tools and we are not in a hurry, » nous rappelait Moor avec son calme coutumier, au training mardi matin.

mai 29, 2015

Freezing Point et Aspen Emperor sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Freezing Point n’avait pas été soumis à des galops poussés durant sa préparation et semblait pouvoir encore améliorer sa condition physique.

Freezing Point et Aspen Emperor sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Freezing Point n’avait pas été soumis à des galops poussés durant sa préparation et semblait pouvoir encore améliorer sa condition physique. Il s’était rapproché dans le dos de Laser Bolt dans la ligne d’en face et était demeuré sans accélérétion dans la ligne d’arrivée pour terminer malgré tout dans le paquet.

mai 28, 2015

In the 187o's, the unfamiliar painting of Le Havre's harbor by French artist Claude Monet, caused an unparalleled uproar, far beyond the Beaux-Arts, through the Parisian cultural community. 'Grotesque' and 'puerile' were used to describe the blurry suspension of coarse, unrefined brushstrokes which Louis Leroy, from the newspaper 'Le Charivari', sarcastically baptized as 'Impressionism'. This strikingly mundane painting was 'Impression, Sunrise' and yet it furtively signified a new dawn in Art.

In May 1874, the unfamiliar painting of Le Havre's harbor by French artist Claude Monet, caused an unparalleled uproar, far beyond the Beaux-Arts, through the Parisian cultural community. 'Grotesque' and 'puerile' were used to describe the blurry suspension of coarse, unrefined brushstrokes which Louis Leroy, from the newspaper 'Le Charivari', sarcastically baptized as 'Impressionism'.

mai 25, 2015

I am not an afro pessimist nor do I associate myself with the vilifying pictures often depicted of Africa by the western media but the fact remains that more than 50 years after the birth of the OAU, the precursor to the AU, the resource rich continent remains divided, unequal, diseased, poor and ridden with conflicts.

I am not an afro pessimist nor do I associate myself with the vilifying pictures often depicted of Africa by the western media but the fact remains that more than 50 years after the birth of the OAU, the precursor to the AU, the resource rich continent remains divided, unequal, diseased, poor and ridden with conflicts.

mai 25, 2015

On this 25 May, the Pan-African countries are celebrating the Africa Day which symbolizes the creation of the Organisation of African Union by African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963. Celebrations are held in the African countries as well as in some European countries where there are an important African Diaspora.

On this 25 May, the Pan-African countries are celebrating the Africa Day which symbolizes the creation of the Organisation of African Union by African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963. Celebrations are held in the African countries as well as in some European countries where there are an important African Diaspora.
On the African continent, five countries, namely Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe observed the African day as a public holiday.
Historical background

mai 22, 2015

Torero Dancer, Al Capitano et Casey’s War sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Torero Dancer s’était retrouvé en épaisseur et avait beaucoup tiré par la suite.

Torero Dancer, Al Capitano et Casey’s War sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Torero Dancer s’était retrouvé en épaisseur et avait beaucoup tiré par la suite. La distance était aussi sans doute un peu courte pour lui. Avec une course dans les jambes, il peut viser plus haut d’autant que ses mauvais départs semblent faire partie du passé.