25th Annual Model Makers Showcase

first_imgVisitors to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic this weekend will have the opportunity to view model ships of all shapes and sizes. Hosted by the Maritime Ship Modeler’s Guild and featuring model makers from across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the weekend showcase will boast ship models as well as free model building activities for children. The showcase will also celebrate the guild’s dedication to volunteering. Since 2003, a group of modelers have donated nearly 13,000 hours worth of work to the museum, using their expertise and love of model making to conserve, treat and preserve almost all of the models in the museum’s extensive collection. From cleaning simple, wooden, recognition models, to completely restoring all 13-feet of the damaged RMS Franconia model, these volunteers have ensured that hundreds of historically important models will be exhibit ready for years to come. The showcase will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Admission will be charged. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is located at 1675 Lower Water St. in Halifax.last_img read more

UN must bolster role in coordinating Member States efforts to tackle challenges

He stressed that rapid globalization had led to development as well as challenges that had sometimes jeopardized UN efforts to help people lead secure lives. Moreover, ‘tragic events’ undermined global commitments to bring about sustainable development, he said, citing terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in that context. Stressing that terrorist movements flourished in “hot spots” around the world, he said such horrors were not connected with Islamic teachings and did not know the tolerance of Islam. Confronting those threats required Member States to make monumental efforts and to refrain from double standards. Peace, stability and cooperation were essential for resolving the situation with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, he said, noting that in Afghanistan, the growing activity of violent terrorist groups was a matter of serious concern. “It is high time to take strong, coordinated measures to tackle terrorism and drug trafficking,” he said, calling on the international community to help, just as his country was ready to do so. Calling the adoption of the 2030 Agenda a milestone for the international community to work together, he said Tajikistan had made great strides in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the success of the Agenda as a whole, it would be necessary to help less developed countries, including landlocked nations, that lacked access to ports. They required more assistance and the UN, through the Economic and Social Council and specialized agencies, should play an important role. read more