Brock mourns death of secondyear student

Brock University is mourning the death of Albert Piccioni, a second-year Accounting student who died Thursday Oct 4.Albert, aged 19, of Campbellville, Ont., died after colliding with a car while he was bicycling near campus on Merrittville Highway near Decew Road, around 9 pm.Funeral arrangements have been made at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. E. in Milton, Ont., where visitation will be 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Monday Oct. 8.A service will be held at the funeral home at 1 pm on Tuesday Oct. 9, with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario Street, Milton.The University offers sincere condolences to the Piccioni family and friends. read more

UN remains vital forum for countries facing ruthless reality Prime Minister of

He said that all too often the international community is unable able to stop bloodshed, with the situation in Syria serving as the most tragic illustration. It is unacceptable that the world appears to be at peace with atrocities carried out in that country, he said, adding that those crimes could not go on without the punishment of the perpetrators.There is also a clear link between global sustainable development goals and the fight against terrorism. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is the world’s best chance to protect societies from unconventional threats. Social and economic programs should specifically focus on youth, their empowerment and inclusion in the job market, and he called for Member States to intensify their efforts integrating the 2030 Agenda into their national plans.His country has been among the first countries to completely integrate the goals of the 2030 Agenda into its national strategy and had participated in the first round of voluntary national reviews at the High-Level Political Forum in New York in July, he pointed out.Also showing its commitment to the Paris Agreement, Montenegro is aiming for the ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gases by 30 per cent. His country is small, but its contributions to sustainable growth displayed its commitment to the global international community. More States should push for enhancement of global social and economic rights, so that “no one is left behind or neglected,” he said. read more