Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 10, 2014 Part III

Peaceful Demonstration Held at Chingis Square
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) A civil movement named “Let’s unite our wills” organized a peaceful demonstration at Chingis Square Wednesday.

About this action the movement had already announced this August while delivering to the PM their demand about "economic security of the country, efficient use of lands and fair distribution, legal issues".
This time they focused on a motto “Let’s be a master’s of our motherland”, considering that the state audit "should be handed to civil organizations".  

Social Good Summit of Mongolia to Run
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) The Mongolia +Social Good Meet Up social event will take place on September 22 in Ulaanbaatar at IT Park with a participation of civil society organizations, IT specialists, women leaders and government representatives, the UNDP website reported Tuesday.
It will advocate for “social good”, to bring out innovative initiatives and social enterprises, to challenge existing social norms, encourage women’s leadership and empowerment and to facilitate a more forward-thinking modern youth identity.
The +SocialGood Meet Up adopts a similar architecture and design of the Social Good Summit in New York, where national leaders and grassroots activists are invited to discuss the largest issues at hand, fuelled by the need for more focus on women and youth in the Post Millennium Development Goals. Every aspect of the Summit, from speeches to discussions will be broadcast live through internet based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Hangouts, so that those not present may still participate and have their voices heard.
The global Social Good Summit, organized by the United Nations Foundation, the United Nation Development Programme, 92Y and Mashables, is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.
Held concurrently during the United Nations General Assembly from September 21-22nd, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. The theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

S.Tserenchimed to Compete for Gold Medal
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) At the 2014 FILA Wrestling World Championship in Tashkent, an international master of sports Mongolian S.Tserenchimed reached the finals on Wednesday.
Competing in the women’s 60 kg weight category, she had defeated Russian Natalia Golts, a five-time European champion, in the first round, then beat Japanese and Finn opponents. In the finals, Tserenchimed will face Yuliya Ratkevich from Azerbaijan, a World champion and Olympic bronze medallist. The final match will start at 9.00 pm by Ulaanbaatar time today.
The same day, E.Narangerel (48 kg), A.Battsetseg (55 kg) and B.Odonchimeg (69 kg) were defeated at preliminary rounds.

Press release: Oyu Tolgoi opens Trades Training Centre
- Facility will be key to safety and standards -
September 10 (Oyu Tolgoi) Монгол Улс, Улаанбаатар хот - Oyu Tolgoi LLC today launched a new Trades Training Centre at the Oyu Tolgoi mine site. The centre, which can accommodate 100 students per shift, features both classrooms and practical training facilities equipped with modern industrial training equipment. By bringing together theoretical teaching with more hands-on facilities, the centre will help workers and apprentices transition from the classroom to the workplace.
At the opening ceremony, Oyu Tolgoi LLC's General Manager, Human Resources, Benjamin Briggs said: "This facility is one part of our Apprentice and Trades Training programme, which we launched in December last year. It is designed to benefit both our existing tradespeople, and our new apprentices, providing the opportunity to build upon our existing knowledge and skills in line with internationally recognised standards."
Teacher I.Jargal of the Dornod aimag Polytechnical College, who attended the opening ceremony, said: "The unique feature of this centre is its close proximity to the mine’s operations. The classrooms and practical training facilities are closely linked to each other, creating a unique learning environment."
A.Bayarmagnai, Oyu Tolgoi LLC’s Superintendent, Trades Training said: "Investing in apprentices is about investing in the future. We currently have a total of 155 apprentices on site. Along with another 291 professional tradespeople, this means we have more than 400 people currently involved in trades training. This centre will be a huge part of this training going forward”
Experienced Mongolian teachers, accredited to Australian curriculum standards, will lead the training taking place at the centre.

Stock exchange news for September 10
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Wednesday, a total of 40 thousand and 583 shares of 17 JSCs were traded costing MNT eight million 240 thousand and 939.00.
"Merex” /31 thousand and 930 units/, “Genco tour bureau” /5,000 units/, “Khokh gan” /2,500/, “Mongolia Telecom” /788 units/ and "E-trans logistics” /130 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "Merex” (MNT three million 088 thousand and 110), "UB-BUK” (MNT two million and 174 thousand), "Mongolia Telecom” (MNT one million 142 thousand and 618), "Genco tour bureau” (MNT 420 thousand) and "Talkh chikher” (MNT 385 thousand and 700).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 623 billion 985 million 461 thousand and 942. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,914.41, decreasing 33.93 units or 0.21% against the previous day.

“Friendly Ulaanbaatar” conference to run
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) Such a conference will run this September 17 in a hall of the UB Ensemble, dedicated to the 375th anniversary of the capital city and 60th anniversary of Mongolian Tourism industry. Present at the conference will be representatives of tourism, arts and culture and hospitality service sectors. The event is to be co-organized by the City Authorities for tourism, for arts, and for physical culture and sports. 

Shooting team wins silver medal in World Championship
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) In 25 meters-sports pistol category of the Shooting World Championship on Wednesday our team won silver medal, scoring total of 1739 points.
Chinese team, with 1741 points, has become a champion in the category, while the S.Korean team grabbed bronze medal, scoring 1734 points. Mongolian shooting team with O.Gundegmaa, Ts.Monkhzul, and T.Bayartsetseg satisfied 1st place along with Chinese team, but were defeated by a few points in the end.
State Honored O.Gundegmaa, with 581 points, is 13th place, International master Ts.Monkhzul, with 582 points, is ninth, and international master T.Bayartsetseg, with 576 points, is 33th place in overall. At the finals, O.Gundegmaa was two points short and Ts.Monkhzul was one point short for the rights to compete in Olympic Games.
In 1998, our female team won bronze medal in the World Championship, in the same category.
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