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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A23 SANAA, Yemen — Forty- five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi- led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44- year history. The UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said the troops were killed when a rebel missile struck an ammunition depot. On his official Twitter feed, he said the “ cowardly attack will not deter us.” Pro- government Yemeni security officials said the missile strike took place in the province of Marib, about 120 kilometres east of the capital Sanaa. Officials from the media office of the Shiite rebel movement known as the Houthis confirmed they fired a Soviet- era Tochka missile in the area. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. The deaths pointed to the increasingly prominent role of the Emirates on the ground in Yemen’s war — both in troops and hardware — though the government has never made clear the full extent of their role or the numbers of troops involved. In a series of messages on his official Twitter feed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, praised the troops for their sacrifice and said the UAE would continue to support the Saudi- led campaign in Yemen. “ The sons of the UAE continue to show resilience and bravery in support of our Yemeni brothers against injustice and aggression,” he said. The U. S.- allied Emirates, a federation of seven small Gulf states including Dubai and the oil- rich capital of Abu Dhabi, is one of the most prominent members of the Saudi- led coalition, which aims to roll back gains by the Shiite rebels and their allies in the deeply impoverished Arabian Peninsula country. The Saudi- led and U. S.- backed coalition, made up mainly of Gulf nations, has been launching airstrikes against the rebels since March. But the UAE is the only country that has acknowledged having troops on the ground in Yemen in the conflict. Yemeni security officials have said Saudi, Emirati, Egyptian and Jordanian military advisers are training hundreds of fighters at a military base in Aden. The Houthi rebels took over Sanaa a year ago and soon after swept over other parts of the country, driving President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi into self- imposed exile in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and fighting has raged in multiple parts of the country between those forces and those loyal to Hadi as well as southern separatists and local militias opposed to the Houthis. Bahrain’s state news agency also reported Friday five of its soldiers were killed while “ defending the southern border of Saudi Arabia.” It didn’t give specifics. Yemen is the only country on Saudi Arabia’s southern border where there is fighting, and Houthis have frequently shelled across the frontier. The Emirati deaths came amid heavy clashes and intensified coalition airstrikes in Marib province, as the opposing sides gear up for a critical battle over the coming days. Pro- government forces want to clear Marib province of Houthi fighters, then proceed on to neighbouring Jawf province to the north then to Saada, the Houthis’ stronghold in the north, the security officials said. — The Associated Press winnipegfreepress. com WORLD WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 A 23 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF The Estate of JEFFREY MATHIESON of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, Deceased. ALL CLAIMS against the above estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, must be filed at the office of the undersigned, 246 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3A4, on or before October 5, 2015, after which date, the estate will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. DATED at the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, this 17th day of August, 2015. TACIUM VINCENT ORLIKOW Per: DAVID G. VINCENT Solicitors for the Executor Notice of Tender 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: September 25, 2015 for the following works: Supply and install approximately 3,800 m of new water supply mains, 3,800 m of new low pressure sewer mains, services and associated works in the R. M. of Headingley. MARKED MWSB No. 1241 R. M. of Headingley - Sewer & Water Extensions 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 September 8, 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. I N V I T A T I O N T O B I D Phase 5D East/ West Elevation and Tower Restoration DISPLAY BUILDING II Brandon, Manitoba Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba Sealed bids from qualified sub- contractors for demolition and construction for the east/ west elevations and tower restoration of the historical 11,463 square foot Display Building II, will be received by The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, 115- 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4E7, before 2: 00 P. M. local time, Thursday, September 17th, 2015. Carpentry Sub- contractors intending to Bid are required to attend the site examination meeting at the Display ( Dome) Building No. II on the Keystone Centre grounds at 10: 00 A. M. local time, Tuesday, September 8st, 2015. Roofing and Sheet Metal Sub- contractors and Electrical Sub- contractors are invited to attend the site examination meeting but it is not required. Carpentry Sub- contractors not in attendance are not eligible to Bid, and any submitted Bids will not be opened. Sub- contractors may obtain plans and specifications at the office of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba upon deposit of $ 100.00 cheque or money order. The lowest or any Bid not necessarily accepted. Mr. Daryl Knight, Project Manager Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba 115- 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4E7 204- 726- 3590 x 1008 info@ brandonfairs. com Any Child. Any Need. Every Day. Call ( 204) 982- 1050 O R V I S I T varietymanitoba. com DONATE T O D A Y Tenders W ASHINGTON — Hosting Saudi Arabia’s new monarch for the first time, U. S. President Barack Obama said Friday the U. S. shares King Salman’s desire for an inclusive government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country’s humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U. S.- Saudi relationship. Since March, the U. S. has been supporting a Saudi- led intervention against Yemen’s Iran- aided Shiite rebels, who have chased the country’s U. S.- recognized president into exile. But the Obama administration is concerned about the conflict’s rising death toll that is now in the thousands, while aid groups lament their inability to provide life- saving support to all Yemenis in need. “ We share concerns about Yemen and the need to restore a functioning government that is inclusive and that can relieve the humanitarian situation there,” Obama told reporters who were allowed into the Oval Office for brief comments from both leaders. The meeting, Obama noted, was taking place at a “ challenging time in world affairs, particularly in the Middle East.” On Friday, 45 members of the United Arab Emirates’ military were killed while fighting the rebels known as the Houthis, the official news agency WAM said. It is believed to be the country’s highest number of military casualties since its founding in 1971. Beyond Yemen, Saudi Arabia wants the U. S. to increase support for Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State and seeking to topple President Bashar Assad’s embattled government after 4 ½ years of civil war. And the Saudis want assurances from the U. S. the Iran nuclear deal comes with a broader effort to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region. Four years after Obama demanded Assad’s ouster, the Syrian leader remains in power through significant help from Iran. The U. S. has largely abandoned efforts to uproot the Iranian- backed militia Hezbollah from its dominant position in Lebanon. Washington has struggled to limit Tehran’s influence in Shiite- dominated Iraq. Despite the Saudi intervention in Yemen, the Houthis maintain their hold over much of the country. The visit of King Salman, who ascended the throne in January, is forcing the administration to address these concerns. Secretary of State John Kerry said this week the U. S is working with its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf on a ballistic missile defence system, special operations training and largescale military exercises. The Iran nuclear deal will provide Iran hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions in exchange for a decade of constraints on the country’s nuclear program. Congress will soon consider a resolution of disapproval of the final package reached in July, but Senate Democrats have enough votes to prevent the Republican- led measure’s success. At a news conference at the Saudi Embassy, foreign minister Adel Al- Jubeir said his government endorses the Iran nuclear deal, having been assured by Obama it will block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon. Al- Jubeir also said Salman and Obama discussed a plan to improve American military co- operation with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, announced after a Camp David summit in May Salman declined to attend. In contrast to Al- Jubeir’s portrayal of U. S.- Saudi relations, Saudi officials in Riyadh said the kingdom is displeased with the Iran deal and looking to expand its alliances beyond the U. S. The Saudi officials said the king sought a written agreement from Obama stating the U. S. is “ prepared to defend against any attempt that threatens the security” of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a coalition of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The officials say Obama has been hesitant to follow through because the agreement implicitly refers to Gulf concerns about Iran, and the Saudis feel Washington is unwilling to make such a commitment due to its rapprochement with Iran. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. King Salman, in brief remarks through an interpreter, characterized his visit as symbolic of the deep ties between the allies. “ I’m happy to come to a friendly country to meet a friend,” he said. “ We want to work together for world peace.” — The Associated Press Leaders share hope for inclusive Yemen Obama, Saudi king discuss Arab nation’s humanitarian crisis, Iran nuclear deal By Kevin Freking and Darlene Superville EVAN VUCCI / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U. S. President Barack Obama meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. ‘ We share concerns about Yemen and the need to restore a functioning government that is inclusive’ — Barack Obama ‘ I’m happy to come to a friendly country to meet a friend. We want to work together for world peace’ — King Salman Dozens of UAE troops killed in attack Legals A_ 23_ Sep- 05- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A23 9/ 4/ 15 10: 35: 09 PM

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