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18 WORLD Monday, December 18 2017 | NEW ERA UN council weighs measure to counter US Jerusalem decision UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution finding any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, after the US recognized the city as Israel’s capital. Egypt circulated the draft text on Saturday, and diplomats said the council could vote on the proposed measure as early as today. Breaking with the international consensus, US President Donald Trump this month announced that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, sparking protests and strong condemnation. The draft resolution obtained by AFP stresses that Jerusalem is an issue “to be resolved through negotiations” and expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem”, without specifically mentioning Trump’s move. “Any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition” of Jerusalem “have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded,” it says. Diplomats said they expected the United States to use its veto power to block the measure while most, if not all, of the 14 other council members were expected to back the draft resolution. US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Jerusalem on Wednesday, wading into the crisis over one of the most controversial issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel seized control of the eastern part of the city in the 1967 Middle East war and sees the whole of Jerusalem as its undivided capital. The Palestinians view the east as the capital of their future state. The draft resolution calls on all countries to refrain from opening embassies in Jerusalem, reflecting concerns that other governments could follow the US lead. It demands that all memberstates not recognize any actions that are contrary to UN resolutions on the status of the city. Several UN resolutions call on Israel to withdraw from territory seized during the 1967 war and have reaffirmed the need to end the occupation of that land. The Palestinians had sought a toughly worded draft resolution that would have directly called on the US administration to scrap its decision. But some US allies on the council such as Britain, France, Egypt, Japan and Ukraine were reluctant to be too hard-hitting and insisted that the proposed measure should reaffirm the position enshrined in current resolutions, diplomats said. Backed by Muslim countries, the Palestinians are expected to turn to the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution rejecting the US decision, if, as expected, the measure is vetoed by the United States at the council. Aside from the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia can veto any resolution presented at the council, which requires nine votes for adoption. - Nampa/AFP HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCILS OF NAMIBIA (HPCNA) NOTICE INCREASE IN FEES PAYABLE TO COUNCILS BY HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS 1. Councils would like to inform all healthcare practitioners about the increase in fees payable to Councils with effect from 15 December 2017. The increments are as follows: • Annual fee for maintaining registration: 10% increase • Fees relating to examination or evaluation: 25% increase • Fees relating to education, tuition or training: 25% increase • Fees relating to registration: 25% increase • Fees relating to continuing professional development: 25% increase • Fees relating to Lodging of a notice of appeal: fees revised • Other fees: 25% increase 2. Detailed information on such fees can be accessed at www.hpcna.com (website) and inquiries can be made at telephone number: 061 245586 or e-mail: accounts@hpcna.com.na 3. The Council is in the process of reducing cash transactions and therefore, encourages healthcare practitioners to make payments directly into the bank account or make use of the speed point facility available at HPCNA Offices. ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FEES PAYABLE TO COUNCILS BY HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS 1. All registered and enrolled healthcare practitioners are being reminded to pay the prescribed annual maintenance fee for registration with their respective Health Professions Councils in Namibia for the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 before the 31st March 2018. 2. Payment can be made into the following bank accounts: • Nursing Council, First National Bank, - Account No: 62073052385, Branch Code 281972 • Medical and Dental Council, First National Bank, - Account No: 62072396049, Branch Code 281972 • Allied Health Professions Council, First National Bank - Account No:62074009012, Branch Code 281972 • Social Work & Psychology Council, First National Bank - Account No:62074007454, Branch Code 281972 • Pharmacy Council, First National Bank - Account No: 62222854459, Branch Code 281972 3. A copy of the bank deposit slip with a clear indication of the practitioner’s name, surname and client number must be faxed to 061 271891 or 061 224549. 4. Payment can also be made by debit or credit card at HPCNA Offices, 37 Schönlein Street, Windhoek West between 07H30 and 16H00 or by registered mail to Private Bag 13387 Windhoek. 5. Furthermore, Healthcare Practitioners should contact their respective Councils to update their personal particulars e.g. cellular phone numbers, and e - mail addresses. 6. Healthcare Practitioners can contact HPCNA regarding the update of their personal particulars using the following email addresses: • Nursing Council: at nc@hpcna.com.na • Medical and Dental Council: at mdc@hpcna.com.na • Allied Health Professions Council: at ahpc@hpcna.com.na • Social Work & Psychology Council: at swpc@hpcna.com.na • Pharmacy Council: at pc@hpcna.com.na 7. NB! Names of healthcare practitioners who refuse or fail to pay the annual maintenance fees in time will be removed from the register / roll after the due date and such healthcare practitioners will no longer be permitted to practice in Namibia. www.hpcna.com.na Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fouls again HANOI A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying “harmful” waste, official sources said yesterday. The deadly dump from Formosa’s US billion steel plant in Ha Tinh province sparked one of the country’s worst environmental catastrophes, decimating livelihoods along swathes of coastline and prompting months of rare protests in the authoritarian country. The firm was initially fined US0 million for pouring toxic chemicals – including cyanide – into the ocean in April 2016, and has now been ordered to pay an additional US 000 on separate charges of burying harmful solid waste in the ground, according to the official Cong Ly newspaper. A local contractor will also be fined US 000 for helping to dispose of the 100 cubic metres of waste, added Cong Ly, the mouthpiece of the Supreme Court. An official in Ha Tinh province confirmed the latest fine to AFP on Sunday, without providing further details. The waste was buried in July 2016, and local residents reported seeing trucks ferrying the material to a farm belonging to the contractor hired to dispose of it. Police confirmed the waste came from Formosa and launched an investigation last year. Officials would not comment on why it took more than a year to issue the nominal fines. The toxic spill set off angry demonstrations against the company and the government in the one-party state that routinely jails its critics, including by affected fishermen who demanded greater compensation. Several activists have been arrested and convicted for their involvement in the protests, including a 22-year-old blogger who was jailed for seven years last month. Formosa’s huge steel plant, which was under construction at the time of the disaster, was given the green light to resume operations in April after officials found it had addressed dozens of violations. Several officials were punished or fired after the disaster, which saw beaches littered with fish, including large offshore species. Communist Vietnam has been accused of ignoring environmental concerns on its march toward rapid development, though the issue has become a central issue for some groups who have taken up the cause on social media. - Nampa/AFP Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS BAIKONUR A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off yesterday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station. Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency powered into the sky in a Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 13h21 (0721 GMT), according to footage aired by the Russian space agency. - Nampa/AFP

Monday, December 18 2017 | NEW ERA 19 TENDER INFORMATION As an added bonus for our readers we will publish the results of all tenders opened in public from Mondays to Thursdays on a regular basis. This information is noted and reported by a New Era Reporter Closing at Global Fund 27 November 2017 Three more tenders closed at the Global Fund Namibia’s Offices in Windhoek (Levinson Arcade) at 11H00 on Monday, 27 November 2017. RFQ 24/2017 Air-Conditioners Nineteen offers were received for the supply and delivery of Air-Conditioners to the Global Fund Namibia. Items to be delivered comprise: 1. 4 X 18 000 BTU Air-Conditioners 2. 5 X 9 000 BTU Air-Conditioners Bid prices and mandatory documents attached as announced for: 1. Milkway Construction 3 836.58; all mandatory documents attached and valid 2. JH Technical Services 9 186.95; all mandatory documents attached and valid 3. Omhangela Construction 6 565.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 4. Benguela Trading 7 955.10; all mandatory documents attached and valid 5. Atlantic Engineering Services 6. Zing Civil Engineering & Electrical Works 7. Mount Zion Trading Enterprises option 1 2 575.00 option 2 3 930.50; all mandatory documents attached and valid 8 355.60; all mandatory documents attached and valid 2 739.50; all mandatory documents attached and valid 8. Rotex Calibra Investment 9 680.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 9. Nico Electrical, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning 2 386.50; all mandatory documents attached and valid 10. Shooters Investment 2 379.68; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 11. Romeo Ralph Trading Enterprises 1 938.40; no bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 12. Windhoeker Kaltertechnik Services 0 409.77; all mandatory documents attached and valid 13. Victor Valdes Investment 5 000.00; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 14. Nam Air Cooling & Electrical 0 124.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 15. Mphu Trading $183 245.00; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 16. Utopia Investment 0 693.13; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 17. Bonga Trading option 1 3 286.50 option 2 18. Capacity Air- Conditioning & Electrical 19. KKS Infinity Engineering Concept 8 318.15; all mandatory documents attached and valid 7 045.00; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 3 780.29; all mandatory documents attached and valid RFQ 25/2017 Printing of Reports Twelve offers were received for the printing and distribution of 1 500 (year 2016) HIV Sentinel Surveillance Survey Reports to the Global Fund Namibia. Bid prices and mandatory documents attached as announced for: 1. Blue Sky Technologies 7 062.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 2. Sasha Printing Services 1 500.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 3. Pont Marketing & Events 5 457.22; scanned copy of tax and no company registration certificates attached; no bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 4. Limestone Investment 0 500.00; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 5. After School Multi Media 3 625.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 6. Executive Media Group 350.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 7. Power Printing 6 459.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 8. Makove Trading 9 800.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 9. Brand & Print House $183 425.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 10. VEK Investment 6 950.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 11. Clifford Karsten Trading Enterprises 12. Ohole Trading Enterprises 6 574.11; all mandatory documents attached and valid 7 500.00 ; copy of company registration certificate attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid RFQ 26/2017 IT & Office Equipment Twelve offers were received for the supply and delivery of 15 X Desktops, 37 X Office Chairs and 37 X Office Desks to the Global Fund Namibia. Bid prices and mandatory documents attached as announced for: 1. VCS Computers 2 550.00; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 2. Swaco Industries Namibia 3 596.50; all mandatory documents attached and valid 3. Utopia Investment 6 419.13; copy of bank letter attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 4. Rendez Vous Investment 1 667.27; all mandatory documents attached and valid 5. Shooters Investment 1 363.30; all mandatory documents attached and valid 6. Cecil Nurse Namibia 0 151.57; copy of bank letter older than 3 months attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid 7. Elev8 Consulting 7 538.89; all mandatory documents attached and valid 8. For-U Investment 2 464.36; all mandatory documents attached and valid 9. Onambula Investment 2 986.70; all mandatory documents attached and valid 10. RR Trading Enterprises 3 316.67; all mandatory documents attached and valid 11. Navara Investment 2 897.00; all mandatory documents attached and valid 12. Business Connexion Namibia 6 459.04; copy of social security certificate attached; bank letter older than 3 months attached; all other mandatory documents attached and valid Closing at New Era Publications Corporation (NEPC) 06 December 2017 Printing Services Three bids were received for the printing of New Era and Kundana Newspapers for the New Era Publications Corporation when tender nr. W/ONB/NEPC-001/2017 close at it’s Head Office at Daniel Tjongarero House, c/o Dr. W. Kulz and Kerby Street in Windhoek at 12H30 on Wednesday, 06 December 2017. Bid prices as announced for: 1. Newsprint Namibia 061 324.00; for a period of 18 months, starting beginning of January 2018, based on the current print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 525 539.00 (maximum rate) ; for a period of 15 months, starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of an increase of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 018 256.00 (minimum rate) ; for a period of 15 months, starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of a decrease of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 2. Word Press Namibia 002 756.00; for a period of 3 months, starting beginning of January 2018, based on the current print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 855 530.00 (maximum rate) ; for a period of 15 months, starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of an increase of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 516 130.00 (minimum rate) ; for a period of 15 months, starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of a decrease of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 3. Max Media 4 925.00 ( all papers inclusive, including VAT) per week; for a period of 3 months, starting beginning of January 2018, based on the current print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 6 050.00 (maximum rate, all papers inclusive, including VAT) per week; for a period of 15 months, starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of an increase of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers 9 826.40 (minimum rate all papers inclusive, including VAT) per week; for a period of 15 months; starting 01 April 2018, based in the event of a decrease of the estimated print run for New Era and Kundana newspapers Your preferred building material supplier BUCO Windhoek Tel: +264 61 377 600 27 Parson Road Southern Industrial Area BUCO Ongwediva Tel: +264 65 233 950 Erf 5536 Dr Sam Nujoma Drive Elyambala BUCO Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 277 000 31 Ben Amathila Street BUCO Walvis Bay Central Tel: +264 64 277 000 101 Sam Nujoma Drive BUCO Management & Staff wish all our clients a joyous Merry X-mas & Prosperous 2018 This page is sponsored DISCLAIMER: NOTE THAT NEITHER NEW ERA NOR THE TENDER BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONG INFORMATION OR ERRORS.

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