Nova Scotians will have the opportunity to hear from a familiar Canadian face. Mike Duffy, host of Mike Duffy Live on CTV, will be the guest speaker at the 2008 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards (EAA). The awards gala will take place on Thursday, May 22, at the World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax. Mr. Duffy is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He has received numerous awards as well as three honourary degrees from the University of P.E.I., Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario. Mr. Duffy has also been nominated twice for the Best in Business award by the Washington Journalism Review, and was selected by Chatelaine magazine as one of Canada’s 10 sexiest men. The awards, presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, are designed to honour exporters’ growth, innovation, partnerships and business volume, and to recognize contributions exporters make to the economy. “Nova Scotia has been recognizing its top exporters for the past 25 years through the Export Achievement Awards,” said Peter MacKay, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency . “The annual EAA gala underlines the value our governments place on exporting, while promoting exporting to a broader audience.” Mr. Duffy has been exporting his knowledge of Canada’s political life across the country and is considered an Ottawa insider. “Mr. Duffy is an excellent addition to this year’s Export Achievement Awards,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “We’re excited to have a person with Mr. Duffy’s knowledge and experience join us for this year’s event gala.” The Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards ceremony is the province’s foremost annual exporter-recognition event, attracting more than 500 people. It showcases the successes of Nova Scotia’s talented export companies. For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets, visit www.exportachievementawards.com . Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital.
All six are Bangladesh nationals and were arrested by customs sleuths on arriving at the Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Customs Intelligence said the Pakistani products are used in ‘beautification and skin care’.The arrested passengers had not obtained the necessary clearance from the BSTI as required by the import guidelines.The kind of bags they were using also cannot be used for the purpose, customs officials said. Six passengers who has arrived from Sri Lanka were arrested at the Dhaka airport today, bdnews24.com reported.The six passengers who arrived from Sri Lanka reached Dhaka via Pakistan and were arrested by customs officers with 370 kilograms of cosmetic items. Customs Intelligence Director General Moinul Khan told bdnews24.com that all six were travelling from Colombo via Karachi.“They had made no declaration about carrying any commercial cargo in line with the baggage rules. Twenty-three bags belonging to them were identified when they landed at the airport. Then when crossing the Green Channel, they were questioned and searched leading to the find,” he said. They were identified as Shaheen Alam, Dalim Hossain, ‘Babul’ and ‘Minar’ from Comilla, Md Mosharaf Bapari from Madaripur and Md Sheikh Khurshid from Narayanganj. Clearance from the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports is mandatory for carrying commercial quantities of goods. (Colombo Gazette)