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Nigeria warned about World Cup pay strike

first_imgRohr said he is convinced that Nigeria can go beyond the last 16 for the first time by preparing well in advance.But he told reporters: “The issue of bonuses and allowances, which are the usual African problem we see during the World Cup, must be avoided.“Such issue will be bad for our preparation. I have told my officials and the federation president that all (such issues) be cleared before the start of the competition.”Nigeria were not the only team to be hit by money troubles in 2014: Ghana’s players demanded that more than $3 million in bonuses was flown to Brazil. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr instructing the Super Eagles during their World cup qualifier gameAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players that their performances at next year’s World Cup will be affected if there is any repeat of protests over pay and bonuses.At the last finals in Brazil three years ago, the Super Eagles deliberately missed a training session in protest at the non-payment of a bonus for qualifying.That forced the country’s then sports minister to charter a private jet and fly to South America with nearly $4 million in cash. The revelation was a major embarrassment for the government at the time, which was battling spiralling inflation and the decrease in value of the country’s currency.Nigeria’s women’s team, the Super Falcons, last December staged a protest march to parliament to demand payment of bonuses for winning the African Women Cup of Nations.That followed a two-week sit-in at their Abuja hotel. The government later agreed to release more than $1 million.center_img The Nigerian men’s team is in line for a $12.5 million bonus from football’s world governing body FIFA for qualifying for the finals in Russia.All 37 players used in qualifying are entitled to a share.Squad members at the finals stand to earn more if they match or better the national side’s performances in 1994 and 2014 by reaching the knock-out stages.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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PICK FIVE CARRYOVER OF $335,216 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA PARK; TOTAL PICK FIVE POOL SHOULD EXCEED $1 MILLION

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 4, 2017)–There were no perfect tickets in Saturday’s Pick Five at Santa Anita, resulting in a huge carryover of $335,216 into Sunday’s racing. Track officials project that the total Pick Five Pool should exceed $1 million.Sunday’s Pick Five will be comprised of races one through five, including the Grade III Las Flores Stakes which is carded as race three.With a nine-race card on tap for Sunday, admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and first post is at 12:30 p.m.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit: http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

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Absa launches HIV-testing drive

first_img21 July 2011The government’s drive to test 15-million South Africans for HIV has received a boost from Absa bank’s new campaign, which is targeting 80% of its 35 000 employees in branches across the country.Absa’s new HIV Counselling and Testing and Disease Management campaign – unveiled at its headquarters in downtown Johannesburg on 20 July – was applauded by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi, who addressed the launch.Besides promoting regular voluntary testing, the bank introduced the campaign to raise awareness about healthy living for employees who may test positive and for those who have already been diagnosed.The bank hopes the campaign will help them deal better with issues such as long-term absenteeism by staff living with HIV and discrimination against those who disclose their status.The campaign ties in with the virus’s “well-known” impact on companies, CEO Maria Ramos said. In reducing productivity in the workplace, HIV prevalence “has a negative impact on our country’s economic competitiveness”, she added.HIV/Aids is to blame for 30% of absenteeism in the workplace in South Africa, while tuberculosis, which is also a leading health problem in South Africa, accounts for 3.7%, according to Motsoaledi.Ramos said they want to reduce absenteeism, while also setting up support systems for employees. “As a responsible employer, the wellness of our people and their families is crucial,” she said.Voluntary testing at Absa’s 900 branches is expected to start in earnest by September when staff training on HIV/Aids concludes.Some executives and employees set the standard by getting tested at the launch. “I’ll be happy if you know that testing is not a once-off thing, you must do it every year,” Motsoaledi told Absa employees before entering the booth for his fifth test in 2011.Motsoaledi decried the fact that while the country makes up 0.7% of the world’s population, it accounts for as much as 17% of the total global HIV prevalence.More than 5-million South Africans are estimated to be living with HIV. “This is a serious crisis that we are facing as a country,” Motsoaledi said.The minister’s backing of the massive testing drive falls in line with his department’s HIV counselling and testing policy. The government believes that broad prevention can be achieved if more citizens know their status.“We have to join hands with the government to combat the disease,” Ramos said.Knowing your status is keyNewspaper columnist Lucky Mazibuko, who’s been living with HIV for more than 20 years, spoke of the importance of knowing one’s status at the Absa launch.The main reason he and other well-known HIV/Aids activists such as Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron, Treatment Action Campaign icon Zackie Achmat and Martin Vosloo have survived for so many years with the virus was because “we discovered our status as early as possible”, Mazibuko said.“It has become common knowledge that one can live with HIV productively, successfully and meaningfully,” the columnist added.“The virus prevails when ignorance is bliss,” but it “becomes disempowered” when people gain more knowledge about it.”Mazibuko also tested at the Absa launch. “Despite knowing my status, I will continue to lead by example,” he said. “It’s important that people living with HIV become agents of change.”He said his viral load was undetectable and his CD4 count was well over 500, and he largely attributes this to a healthy lifestyle.Plea to menAt least 13-million South Africans have tested for HIV since the government launched its testing campaign in April 2010.Sixty-five percent of those who’ve tested are women, and only 30% are men. It’s against this backdrop that Motsoaledi made an impassionate plea to South African men to get tested in numbers.“Please stand up, your country is burning. We can’t have this battle being carried by women alone,” Motsoaledi said.Absa’s executive Happy Ntshingila urged the bank’s male employees to lead the way in testing. “Men do not want to test. I challenge my [male] colleagues to do it today.”Other efforts to stem the tide of the pandemic include male circumcision, which is clinically proven to decrease chances of infection. The practice is becoming more and more prevalent in South Africa.The government also distributes at least 1-billion male condoms and about 6-million female condoms each year as part of its prevention efforts.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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CBI searches former Samajwadi Party MP’s premises in Uttar Pradesh

first_img The case was registered following the Supreme Court’s direction, the official said.Jaiswal was abducted from Lucknow and taken to Deoria Jail, where he was allegedly assaulted by Ahmed and his aides who were lodged there and forced to transfer his business to them, the CBI FIR claimed.Ahmed was an SP member in the 14th Lok Sabha from Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. SC orders transfer of jailed UP don to Gujarat prison The CBI on Wednesday searched the premises of former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmad and others in Allahabad and Lucknow in a case related to the abduction and assault of a businessman, officials in New Delhi said.The searches are being conducted at six places in the two Uttar Pradesh cities, they said, adding that details would be given later.The CBI last month registered a case against Ahmad for allegedly assaulting and abducting real estate dealer Mohit Jaiswal in December 2018.Also Readlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Leroy Sane: Chelsea defeat hurts

first_imgMan City midfielder Leroy Sane: Chelsea defeat hurtsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Leroy Sane admits defeat last week to Chelsea “hurt”.City lost their unbeaten season run in London.”It is always kind of annoying and it hurts, to lose especially a big, important game,” Sane told Sky Sports.”We were really disappointed because even at the beginning the game looked in control and we had quite a few good chances. We didn’t find our finishing.”If you’re not awake in those games or make small mistakes then you get punished. We did that in the Chelsea game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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UN And Gates Foundation Present Vision To Eradicate Malaria By 2040

first_imgA new report released by the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute.The report – From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria? – urges major donors and malaria-affected countries to expand their commitment to the fight against the disease, noting that eradication could save 11 million lives and unlock $2 trillion in economic benefits.“Over the past 15 years, we have seen tremendous progress in reducing the burden of malaria globally – a direct result of our collective action – and we now stand in the unique position of putting an end to this disease forever,” said Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria.“The next five years are vital for setting in motion an ambitious-yet-achievable plan to eradicate malaria by 2040. We must double down on our commitment and move with deliberate haste to bring in new investments, develop new tools, and implement new regional strategies to see our unified goal of a malaria-free world become a reality.”According to a news release on the report, global investment in malaria has jumped in recent years by 2,000 per cent annually – from just $130 million in 2000 to $2.7 billion in 2013 – fundamentally transforming the fight against the disease.Malaria deaths have fallen dramatically – saving an estimated 6.2 million lives and averting 663 million cases of the disease since 2000 – and more than half of the world’s nations are now malaria free. These gains have accounted for 20 per cent of the total progress that the world has made in reducing maternal and child mortality under the Millennium Development Goals, and they have helped convince Asian and African leaders to commit to malaria elimination by 2040.The challenge, according to Mr. Chambers and Bill Gates, is that one billion people remain infected with the malaria parasite, and half of the world’s children remain vulnerable to death and disability caused by the disease. Malaria still kills about one child every minute.They argue that eradication is ultimately the only feasible solution to this challenge, and assert that the alternative to eradication – controlling the disease forever without eliminating it – is biologically and politically untenable.The report envisions a new approach to eradication that will draw important lessons from past eradication efforts and apply innovative strategies, tools and financing.“Eradication is the only sustainable solution to malaria,” said Mr. Gates. “The alternative would be endless investment in the development of new drugs and insecticides just to stay one step ahead of resistance. The world can’t afford that approach.”last_img read more

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Securities regulators increasingly employing tech tools to speed probes

first_imgTORONTO – Securities regulators say they are increasingly employing data analytics and other sophisticated tools to track down financial miscreants faster, but these technologies won’t be able to fully replace human judgment.The director of enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission said Thursday that they need these tools to crunch the “mind-numbing volume of data” the regulator takes in for investigations, and do it in weeks, not years.Jeff Kehoe said during a panel discussion in Toronto that regulators can no longer use traditional tools and investigation techniques in the “new world for us,” with advances such as cryptocurrencies and high-frequency trading.“It’s like finding a needle in 50 haystacks, or 100 haystacks,” he said. “And so we need tools that not only reduce the size of the haystacks but make the needles bigger.”Regulators in recent years have put out guidance on the securities implications of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as the usage of these technological innovations proliferate. Meanwhile, regulators say they too are applying technological tools to their enforcement tasks, as the volume of data at their disposal grows exponentially.The monetary authority of Singapore’s executive director of enforcement Gillian Tan said during the OSC event on Thursday it has developed a tool with data scientists to analyze data to detect circular trading patterns.When testing with known cases, it was able to detect roughly 94 to 96 per cent of what had been detected manually, she added.“What used to take us months to do, can now be done in a matter of hours,” she said. “That’s really exciting for us.”The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s co-director of enforcement Stephanie Avakian said it too has used these tools to speed up their probes, but it doesn’t replace the need for experienced investigators to go through the findings and use judgment.“The data analytics are great for identifying problems and putting together a case, but I don’t think they obviate the need for human investigators… You still need humans to go through this stuff and find the false positives,” she said.As well, Avakian said when financial misdeeds later go before a jury, human witnesses are still needed to help present their case.Kehoe added that the “promises of technology are great” but the findings they produce must be reliable and verifiable in order to be fair.last_img read more

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Happy Helmet Bike Rodeo

first_imgThis fun, family-friendly interactive event will include;Bike helmet fitting stationBike decorating stationDoor prizesA mini-trade show of community organizations promoting safety, family fitness and healthy living. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – June 1st, 2019 proclaimed as Happy Helmet Day in the City of Fort St. John, the Northern Brain Injury Association, the City of Fort St. John and UNBC Project Management Students are hosting the Happy Helmet Bike Rodeo.The Happy Helmet Bike Rodeo hosted in conjunction with the National Health & Fitness Day. The aim is to raise awareness about brain injury and the need to protect the brain with helmets, as 95% of brain injuries are preventable using a helmet.Taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre Oval on June 1st, 2019, from 9 am – 12 pm.last_img read more

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Vehicles appear to cause more pollution as compared to firecrackers SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said why people were “running after” firecracker industries when it seems that automobiles were “bigger” contributor to pollution, and asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by both.While expressing serious concern over loss of jobs of people involved in manufacture and sale of firecrackers, a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said, “We do not wish to generate unemployment.” “Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobiles? It seems you are running after firecrackers, but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the Centre.last_img read more

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Now Congs Chaturvedi is BJPs ally Shiv Sena leader

first_imgNew Delhi: Following the footsteps of Tom Vadakkan, a leader from Kerala who was a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress national spokesperson and convenor of party’s media cell Priyanka Chaturvedi resigned from the grand old party on Friday and joined BJP’s oldest ally Shiv Sena.After quitting all the posts in the party, Chaturvedi sent her resignation to the party’s president Rahul Gandhi. Though Chaturvedi held Congress’s move to reinstate party workers who misbehaved with her recently as the reason of her resignation, but party insiders said that Chaturvedi quit the grand old party after she was denied ticket to contest Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Chaturvedi was disappointed over the party fielding cinestar Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North seat instead of her. A sentence in her resignation letter written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi also indicate that she was dissatisfied over ignorance of her ambitions,” the party insiders said. In her letter to Congress president, Chaturvedi wrote, “I have not asked, sought rewards or returns for myself in the hope that the party and its leadership would take care of my aspirations.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, Chaturvedi has denied that she quit Congress on denial of Lok Sabha ticket. At a press conference in Mumbai, Chaturvedi was welcomed into the Sena by the party president Uddhav Thackeray, who said Shiv Sena workers have got a ‘good sister’ in Chaturvedi. “I’m thankful to Uddhavji for giving me respect and welcoming me into the party,” Chaturvedi said after joining Sena. Chaturvedi told reporters that she was pained after some Congress workers, who had made comments against her, were reinstated by that party. Without naming Congress, she said, “I was very let down. I thought if I didn’t fight for my self-respect, I would fail women. I have joined the Sena after a lot of thinking, and understanding my responsibility towards the cause of women.” Meanwhile, the BJP on Friday said that there is “fear” among women after the Congress chose to side with its workers rather than a woman leader who was allegedly abused by them. “Priyanka Chaturvedi had to leave the Congress after being abused by her own party workers. Instead of giving her protection, the (Congress) party protected its workers. This has created fear among women across the country seeing this face of the Congress,” BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said, adding that not just Chaturvedi, other women leaders in the party (Congress) too would not feel safe anymore. Prior to Chaturvedi, Congress’s media cell bigwig Tom Vadakkan had switched his side from Congress to BJP as he was upset over Congress’ stand on the Pulwama attacks in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. “If a political party takes such a position that is against the country then I’m left with no option but to leave the party,” Vadakkan had said in his press conference after joining the BJP in early March.last_img read more

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