Casablanca — King Mohammed VI is set to attend the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech starting Monday, November 14.The sovereign was in Senegal for the past week for a friendly visit, where he delivered an historic speech commemorating the Green March and also participated in the signing of four important economic agreements.The COP22 however, which has been taking place since November 7, is also awaiting the monarch’s presence, as he is expected to attend the Africa Action Summit on November 15 and welcome leaders from various African countries. This will be an opportune moment to again convince other African leaders to support Morocco’s re-entry to the African Union. Morocco’s request to re-enter has been in the hands of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, head of the Union, for well over a month.The king’s presence at COP22 is important as more than 40,000 visitors from all over the world come together to try and put the Paris Agreement into concrete motion.
by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2013 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,947.29 down 172.64 points):Alterra Power Corp. (TSX:AXY). Renewable power producer. Up 1.5 cents, or five per cent, at 31.5 cents on 15.4 million shares.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Down 47 cents, or 11.87 per cent, at $3.49 on 10.8 million shares. The stock continued its decline since last week as gold stocks lost their lustre on weak bullion prices. The June gold contract finished US$4.70 lower at $1,382.70 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $1.07, or 5.56 per cent, at $18.17 on 10.41 million shares. Moody’s Investors Service said it is reviewing a possible downgrade of the giant gold miner’s rating after a Chilean court last week halted construction at its $8 billion Pascua-Lama project due to environmental concerns.INV Metals Inc. (TSX:INV). Miner. Unchanged at 2.5 cents on 8.44 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down $1.60, or 9.40 per cent, at $15.43 on 6.28 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down seven cents, or 1.77 per cent, at $3.88 on 5.83 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (921.70 down 38.30 points):Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SND). Down two cents, or 6.25 per cent, at 30 cents on 5.04 million shares.Ultra Lithim Inc. (TSXV:ULI). Up 1.5 cents, or 17.65 per cent, at 10 cents on 3.64 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B). Media and communications. Down 56 cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $51.39 on 885,342 shares. The company bought Blackiron Data from Primus Telecommunications Group for $200 million in cash. The data centre and cloud computing company’s 132 employees will join Rogers.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering and construction. Down 87 cents, or 2.05 per cent, at $1.63 on 1.58 million shares. The company, which is grappling with a number of controversies, reached a settlement with the World Bank Group in an investigation into allegations of bribery involving a bridge contract in Bangladesh. No financial penalty was imposed.