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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 4, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A24 A 24 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015 WORLD winnipegfreepress. com The Manitoba Water Services Board Sealed tenders, marked as follows will be received by the undersigned at The Manitoba Water Services Board, Imperial Square, 2010 Currie Blvd., Box 22080, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y9, no later than 11: 00 a. m., prevailing Brandon time on: Friday, July 17th, 2015 for the following works: The supply and installation of approximately 1.0 km of 500mm diameter, 7.5 km of 400mm and 10.5 km of 250mm water supply pipeline including highway and railway undercrossings, valves, flushout assemblies, air release valves and related works located in the RM of Rockwood and RM of Rosser. MARKED M. W. S. B. No. 1231 Stony Mountain Institute Water Pipeline Tenders will be publicly opened and read at the location, time and date specified above. Each tender must be accompanied by a fully executed BID BOND on the form provided and in favor of the Minister of Finance for the amount shown on the Tender. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will a certified cheque be accepted in lieu of a Bid Bond. Tender documents may be obtained by provincially registered companies on or after Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 2010 Currie Blvd., Brandon, MB. Contact us at ( 204) 726- 6076 to request the documents in PDF digital or hard copy format. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST NOTICE OF TENDER PROVINCE OF MANITOBA EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR LEASED ACCOMMODATIONS Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation invite Expressions of Interest from Landlords wishing to participate in the leasing of Office Accommodations to the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority. The required accommodations will consist of approximately 25,000 +/- usable square feet of contiguous space meeting the functional space program of the LGA within a building which must be fully accessible by disabled persons and will be required for a minimum lease term of fifteen ( 15) years, and potentially a twenty ( 20) year initial term. Sealed information packages for the leasing of these accommodations as is generally described below will be received until the specified closing time and date. a. the accommodation is to be located within the city limits of the City of Winnipeg, on, or in close proximity to a major traffic artery with convenient access to public transit allowing easy accessibility for the general public; and b. the preferred distribution of the 25,000 +/- usable contiguous space would be situated all on first floor level at grade however, if supported by the design, second level grade may be acceptable. Accommodations below grade level will not be considered; and c. the accommodation offered must provide a minimum of between seventy ( 70) and ninety ( 90) designated and reserved ( twenty- four hour, seven days a week) parking stalls located adjacent to the building, with approximately half of the total required parking stalls being electrically serviced. INSTRUCTIONS This expression of interest is to determine a list of possible options only. Full proposals are not expected at this time, nor will there be an official opening of any submitted responses. Interested proponents are advised to submit their responses to the offices of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, in Winnipeg at the address shown below. Your Expression of Interest must quote Project Number 199- 2451 and responses submitted in writing, with all relevant details of the space being offered, along with a simple floor/ site plan if available, no later than: 2: 00 p. m. ( Winnipeg time) Friday, July 17, 2015 FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CHARLENE WARDELL, LEASING CONSULTANT MANITOBA INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION REAL ESTATE AND CONTRACTS SERVCES BRANCH 7 TH FLOOR, 136 MARKET AVENUE, WINNIPEG, MB R3B 0P4 ( 204) 945- 7529 Or BRENDA DESERRANNO, LEASING MANAGER ( 204) 945- 7517 Note: Do not submit a price as this is not a Proposal Call. This is only an inquiry as to the availability of the space to lease or property for development and the Province of Manitoba will not necessarily invite offers or lease any of the said space. The Province reserves the right to invite offers for this or similar projects, from any of the interested Landlords, any other Landlord, or by way of public Proposal Call. WINNIPEG, MANITOBA Manitoba Infrastructure June 29, 2015 and Transportation REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Qulliq Energy Corporation is currently accepting proposals for the following: Standing Seam Roof Panel Repair Baker Lake Power Plant Baker Lake, Nunavut RFP # 201552 Closing: July 14, 2015 at 2: 00 PM EDST Instructions for downloading documents are available on the Qulliq Energy Corporation web page at: qec. nu. ca under the “ tenders” tab. Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. We can help. 204- 925- 0600 or 1( 800) 805- 8885 www. adam. mb. ca Tenders C OLUMBIA, S. C. — A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has widened to include other persons of interest, say multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation. The expanded scope of the investigation now includes people with whom Roof associated in the weeks before the June 17 shootings of nine African- Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the sources said. Roof, 21, of Columbia, is white. Although it appears Roof travelled alone to and from Charleston on the day of the killings, it is possible others had some knowledge of what he planned to carry out, said the sources, who are not being identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. Investigators began to explore how much Roof’s associates knew, and when they knew it, after reviewing his cellphone and computer records, the sources said. Prosecutors are still studying exactly what charges, if any, some of those associates might face, the sources said. The New York Times on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation, also said federal and state authorities have found Roof had been in contact with white supremacists online, though it does not appear they encouraged him to carry out the massacre. The Times report did not identify who those people were. Asked about the Roof case, U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Thursday, “ As the attorney general ( Loretta Lynch) said, ‘ We have opened a file on this and are continuing to investigate this tragedy.’ ” He declined to elaborate. One possible charge could be misprision of a felony, which means a person had knowledge of a crime to be carried out and did not inform law enforcement. Another charge might be lying to a federal law enforcement officer. Apart from announcing Roof’s arrest and making public the nine state murder charges and one weapons charge against him, state and federal officials have made public relatively little about the case. Those other public notices and events have included a notice filed in federal court the U. S. Attorney’s Office was officially involved in the case and naming the prosecutors. That notice also named two defence attorneys appointed to the case. The U. S. Justice Department in Washington also announced it was looking at possible hate- crime charges. A bond hearing was held in Charleston on June 19. At that time, a magistrate set Roof’s bond at $ 1 million on the weapons charge. A circuit judge must set bond on the murder charges for Roof, who is still being held in the county jail. On the night of June 17, a white man entered a prayer meeting at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, prayed with a Bible study group, and then used a .45- calibre handgun to kill nine parishioners. Among the dead was Emanuel’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Roof was arrested a short time later and charged. Authorities say he confessed to the killings to law enforcement officials. According to Roof’s Internet postings before the shooting, he wanted to start a race war between blacks and whites. Photos of Roof on his Internet site, the Last Rhodesian, show him with a Confederate flag, spitting on an American flag and holding a .45- calibre handgun. In the days since the killings, there have been calls by many, including Gov. Nikki Haley, to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Rallies on both sides of the flag issue have been held in recent days, and others are planned this weekend and Monday at the State House. The South Carolina House and Senate next week will consider passing a law to remove the flag. — The State ( Columbia, S. C.) COLUMBIA, S. C. — Replacing the Confederate flag with the South Carolina state flag or another Civil War- period flag at the South Carolina State House is not an acceptable compromise to a state leader of a major African- American church. Two of the three bills introduced in the General Assembly to move the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds also call for removing the flagpole next to the Confederate soldiers memorial. But Republican state Sen. John Courson said he will introduce an amendment Monday to keep the flagpole and switch the Confederate flag for the state flag. Flying the state flag is a symbol of how South Carolinians unified in the wake of the murders of nine African- American parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in what authorities have called a hate crime. But the Rev. Joseph Darby, elder for the Beaufort district of the AME church, said Friday Courson’s plan to swap flags does not change the message to those who see the Confederate icon as a symbol of oppression to African- Americans. “ That’s a blatant insult,” he said. “ If you put the state flag out there, to me it’s making a statement that the state of South Carolina is working in same mindset that led to the Civil War. That’s the wrong message to send to America.” Meanwhile, GOP state Rep. Mike Pitts said Friday he plans to offer an amendment to fly the Bonnie Blue flag used by the Confederacy during the Civil War next to the soldiers memorial at the State House. The blue flag with a large white star looks similar to the South Carolina state flag, he said. Pitts, who said he grew up hearing stories about his great- grandfather and great- uncles fighting in the Civil War, said he supports removing the Confederate battle flag he knows disturbs his African- American colleagues in the House. “ All I ask in return is to let me honour my great- grandfather and uncles to fly a flag with no racial connotations,” he said. — The State ( Columbia, S. C.) Compromise in flag flap doesn’t fly Probe into slaughter widens Persons of interest being questioned By John Monk LASTRHODESIAN. COM / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES An image that appeared on Lastrhodesian. com, a website being investigated by the FBI in connection with Charleston, S. C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof, shows Roof posing for a photo while holding a Confederate flag and a handgun. VIENNA, Austria — In a message to Washington, Iran’s foreign minister on Friday called for an end to “ coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations’ interests. Mohammad Javad Zarif did not mention the United States by name in his video message. But with the Iran sixpower talks having devolved essentially into bilateral U. S.- Iran negotiations over the past year, his comments were clearly directed at the Americans, who have been the primary drivers of the crippling economic sanctions imposed on his country over its nuclear program. Any deal would result in an end to the sanctions. But negotiations remain bogged down ahead of the extended July 7 target date for an agreement. The West fears Iran could develop its nuclear program to make weapons while Iran insists it is only meant to generate power and for other peaceful uses. Suggesting Islamic extremism is a far greater threat to the world than his country’s atomic activities, Zarif called for an end to “ unjust economic sanctions” and for the West to join Iran in common cause against “ the growing menace of violent extremism and outright barbarism.” “ The menace we’re facing — and I say we, because no one is spared — is embodied by the hooded men who are ravaging the cradle of civilization,” Zarif said. He called for realignment from Iran’s nuclear activities, saying it was time to “ open new horizons to address important, common challenges.” Zarif and U. S Secretary of State John Kerry have taken the lead in the negotiations. In comments echoed by Zarif ahead of their renewed meeting Friday evening, Kerry said the talks “ are making progress.” But he also spoke of “ some tough issues,” telling reporters, “ We have a lot of work to do.” The Obama administration says at least part of the sanctions relief for Iran under any pact will depend on Iran’s full co- operation with the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency to probe allegations Tehran worked secretly on atomic weapons. But hopes of progress any time soon on that issue dimmed Friday. Yukiya Amano, head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, said his meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani resulted in a “ better understanding on some ways forward,” but that “ more work will be needed.” The formulation of his statement was similar to previous ones issued by the IAEA, which has struggled for nearly a decade to resolve its concerns. Amano’s trip Thursday to Tehran was significant because it represented his last chance to secure access and co- operation before the July 7 target date. Rouhani also provided no hint of substantial progress. Iran has previously acknowledged some activities such as experiments with detonators, but says those activities had no connection to exploding a nuclear device and were instead developed for industrial purposes. Repeating the standard Iranian line, Rouhani said after meeting Amano, the agency now understands the “ pointless allegations” are “ baseless.” The issue was put on the IAEA front burner four years ago when the agency published an annex of 12 alleged activities it said pointed to nuclear weapons research and development by Iran. — The Associated Press Iranian minister snipes at U. S. amid pursuit of nuke deal By George Jahn and Matthew Lee CARLOS BARRIA / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: ‘ growing menace’ A_ 24_ Jul- 04- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A24 7/ 3/ 15 10: 26: 32 PM

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