7 March 2008Cooperation between the United Nations and Myanmar and the country’s ongoing constitutional process were on the agenda today as the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, continued his latest mission to the South-East Asian nation. Mr. Gambari met today with Myanmar’s Government Authoritative Team, including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture. “They held candid discussions on present and future cooperation between Myanmar and the United Nations in the context of the Secretary-General’s good offices mandate,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York. The Special Adviser also met with members of the Referendum Convening Commission and the Constitution Drafting Committee, and had detailed discussions on the ongoing constitutional process, she added. Last month the authorities in Myanmar announced a constitutional referendum to be held this May, to be followed by “multi-party democratic elections” in 2010. “Mr. Gambari looks forward to holding further discussions with the leadership and Government on Myanmar and all other relevant interlocutors,” Ms. Montas added. Upon his arrival in Yangon yesterday, Mr. Gambari held talks with Myanmar’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and met with the UN Country Team, the diplomatic corps and the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This is his third visit since last year’s Government crackdown on peaceful protesters.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jailyn Ingram scored 22 points with eight rebounds and four blocks and Florida Atlantic beat Mercer 68-64 on Wednesday night.Richardson Maitre added 14 points and Anthony Adger 10 while Jaylen Sebree had six assists to go with eight points. The Owls (7-2) were only 6 of 26 from the arc but the Bears were worse at 2 of 17.Jaylen Stowe led Mercer (4-5) with 16 points and eight rebounds, Ethan Stair added 15 points and five steals, Djordje Dimitrijevic 12 points and Cory Kilby 10.Mercer rallied from a 12-point deficit with a 14-3 run to get within 60-59 with 1:21 remaining. Ingram hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left with five FAU free throws — two by Ingram and three from Adger — then offsetting two free throws and a 3-pointer by Mercer.The teams combined for 38 turnovers with 22 steals in the game.The Associated Press read more