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Prince Ali says FIFA needs to speed up reforms

26 October 2016 07:49:05

Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is concerned about the pace of reform in world soccer’s governing body and says new president Gianni Infantino has “no time to lose” in bringing transparency to the organisation. Infantino was elected in February with the task of leading FIFA into calmer waters after a series of scandals plunged the governing body into its worst crisis. Prince Ali told Reuters in an interview that Infantino should focus on implementing reforms rather than issues such as proposals to expand the World Cup. “I can only speculate as a new president he first has to look at his own administration and see what’s going on in there,” he told Reuters in Jordan, which is currently hosting the Women’s U-17 World Cup. The tournament is the first FIFA organised female World Cup in the Middle East and is considered a significant milestone for women in the region, long constrained by cultural and religious conservatism. “Everybody is looking at FIFA and the direction it is going and again it’s critical time, there no time to lose.” Soccer’s global governing body is attempting to recover from the worst graft scandal in its history which has...

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Questions surround Monday's plane crash in Malta

26 October 2016 07:49:05

The government is sticking to its assertion that the Frenchmen who were killed in Monday’s plane crash were involved in a customs operation despite their being secret service agents. The accident prompted a number of questions after the French Defence Ministry confirmed that three of the five men on board were officials from the agency for external security, DGSE. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said yesterday that the government would not “entertain speculation of any sort”, insisting the Maltese authorities were informed of the French customs operation. However, he added, “as part of the EU, is bound to cooperate with other member states to carry out operations”. He did not elaborate. The reference to EU cooperation raises more questions than it answers, because soon after the accident, Brussels’ High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, excluded the plane was involved in any EU operation. The questions about whether France was using Malta as a stepping stone for covert military operations in Libya and whether these missions had UN or EU authorisation remain unanswered. The Office of the Prime Minister did say that contacts between...

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Whaling nations sink bid for South Atlantic sanctuary again

26 October 2016 07:48:34 South China Morning Post - News feed

Whaling nations have defeated a renewed bid by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. A proposal by Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay, which needed a 75 per cent majority, mustered only 38 yes votes out of 64 cast at an International Whaling Commission meeting, an outcome lamented by conservationists. Its main detractors were whalers Japan, Norway and Iceland - with backing from a number...

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Hyundai Motor 3Q net profit hits 7-year-low

26 October 2016 07:47:59 FOX News

Hyundai Motor says its third-quarter profit fell to the lowest level in nearly seven years, well below forecasts.

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Paul Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize, beating former Hong Kong academic Madeleine Thien

26 October 2016 07:46:24 South China Morning Post - World feed

Paul Beatty has become the first American to win the Man Booker Prize. His novel The Sellout paints a deeply funny and unsettling portrait of the contemporary United States. Set in rural California (a small ghetto near Los Angeles called Dickens), its central character is a black farmer accused of re-introducing segregation and slavery. The Sellout was described in these pages as ‘not just a brilliant novel about race in America, but a brilliant comic novel about race in America...

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China hard landing, yuan risks recede: Fitch

26 October 2016 07:45:19 rss_all

The Fitch report came as China's GDP growth held steady at 6.7 percent for a third straight quarter.

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Save the Children fears for minors in Calais 'Jungle'

26 October 2016 07:43:43 The Daily Star >> News

The head of Save the Children voiced concern over unaccompanied minors in the "Jungle" migrant camp being dismantled in France, calling for a smooth process to ensure their safety

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Canada parliament votes to take in Yazidi refugees

26 October 2016 07:43:43 The Daily Star >> News

Canada's parliament adopted Tuesday an opposition motion to resettle Yazidi refugees within four months, while declaring ISIS' persecution of Yazidis near the Syrian border in northern Iraq a genocide

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Nigeria: Sheriff's Faction Threatens Fresh Suit Against Makarfi Faction

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

The Senator Ali Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has threatened to take disciplinary legal action against the Ahmed Makarfi - led national caretaker committee if it continues to speak for the party.

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:43:14

Uganda: Rice Irrigation Machines Remain Idle for 19 Years

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

Kamwenge -Two irrigation machines costing Shs100m are lying idle at Mahyoro Sub-county in Kamwenge District 19 years after they were donated by President Museveni.

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Nigeria: Corruption Is Crime Against Humanity - Magu

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday described corruption as a crime against humanity.

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Uganda: 16 Laboratories to Be Accredited By WHO

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

Kampala -Government has finalised plans to have 16 Health Laboratory units across the county accredited by World Health Organization (WHO) after meeting the required standards.

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Uganda: Crane Bank Signals Distress in Banking Sector

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

The tough economic environment predicted in August 2015 by a top banking executive appears to have claimed its first victim, Crane Bank.

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Nigeria: Super Eagles Striker Odion Ighalo Risks Two-Year Prison Sentence

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, faces a two-year jail term having been fingered in a bribery scandal while he was playing in Spain with Granada

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Nigeria: We'll Return Nigeria to Good Old Days of Accountability - Buhari

26 October 2016 07:43:14 AllAfrica News: Latest

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the determination of his administration to restore the country to the "good old days of accountability".

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Nigeria: Confess Your Sins, Senior Advocates Tell Corrupt Nigerian Judges, Lawyers

26 October 2016 07:43:13 AllAfrica News: Latest

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gbenga Awomolo, has called on the Bar and the Bench to humble themselves.

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Nigeria: APC Must Resolve Crisis Before January 2017 or Lose 2019 - Deputy Spokesperson

26 October 2016 07:43:13 AllAfrica News: Latest

The deputy spokesperson of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has said that the party must resolve its ongoing crisis or risk losing reelection in 2019.

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Uganda: Makerere Lecturers Strike Over Arrears

26 October 2016 07:43:13 AllAfrica News: Latest

Makerere University lecturers have resolved to lay down their tools effective midnight, protesting management's failure to pay their arrears.

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Nigeria: Buhari Writes to National Assembly, Seeks to Amend 2016 Budget

26 October 2016 07:43:13 AllAfrica News: Latest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed new adjustments to some line items in the 2016 budget to address financial urgencies.

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The dangers of heading a football

26 October 2016 07:42:39

Research into heading a football has identified “significant” changes in brain function from routine practice. The study by the University of Stirling is the first to detect direct changes after players are exposed to everyday head impacts, as opposed to clinical brain injuries like concussion. The findings come after concerns that players’ brains are damaged by repeated head impacts. World Cup winner George Cohen has called for the game to tackle the issue of head injuries, saying old-style leather footballs are “nasty”. Former England and West Brom striker Jeff Astle died in 2002 at the age of 59 having suffered from early on-set dementia, which a coroner found was caused by heading footballs and gave the cause of death as “industrial disease”. A subsequent re-examination of Astle’s brain found he was suffering from the neuro-degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE can only be established following death and it has also been found in deceased American footballers, boxers and rugby players. Astle’s daughter Dawn has been campaigning for more research into the matter and was told by the Football Association and the Professional Footballers’...

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:42:39

Bulgaria's Parliament to Hold Final Vote on Polling Stations Abroad

26 October 2016 07:42:07 (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgarian lawmakers are to hold a final vote on the number of polling stations allowed in EU countries, just 10 days out of the November 06 presidential elections. At a second reading, MPs are to decide whether or not to partly revoke a limit imposed earlier this year on stations allowed per country. Even if the restriction is dropped, though, only one ballot box per section will be allowed abroad. Under the latest Electoral Code, only 35 polling stations can be opened in a country to give Bulgarian expats the opportunity to vote. However, public outcry has prompted the government to secure a removal of the cap with regard to EU member states. Another divisive issue has been the "not voting for anyone" option in the ballots.

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:42:07

BJP has eye on Uttar Pradesh polls: Asaduddin Owaisi

26 October 2016 07:40:31 The Asian Age

MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi (Photo: PTI/File) MP said that the ‘insecure’ BJP has no positive agenda for the states going to polls. Hyderabad: MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was systematically focusing on issues of triple talaq and Ram temple at Ayodhya with an eye on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections as it was insecure and had nothing positive to talk about. Interacting with the media at the MIM party office, the MP said that the ‘insecure’ BJP has no positive agenda for the states going to polls and hence was raking up the Ram Mandir and triple talaq issue. Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on triple talaq, Mr Owaisi said that the Prime Minister wants to make the two issues as the party’s core agenda ahead of the UP elections. “Around 7.36 crore Muslim couples in the country are not divorced. Hardly 1 per cent of Muslims opted for ‘talaq’. Modi is making this a tool for political gains in view of the forthcoming elections,” the MP said Mr Owaisi questioned why the PM was not speaking on removal of all marriage laws in Goa and giving agriculture land to all poor women, including Muslims, in UP, and about extending reservations to Muslims. “Why is Modi not speaking about polygamy among Hindus and why are only Muslims being targeted?” the MP asked. He also accused the BJP-led NDA government of deviating from secularism.

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:40:31

Ratan Tata tells Tatas’ CEOs to act as business leaders

26 October 2016 07:40:31 The Asian Age

Ratan Tata, who became the interim Chairman of Tata Sons leaves after attending meeting at Bombay House in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI) Tata Group moved various legal forums filing caveats against Mistry moving the courts seeking relief against his sacking. Mumbai: Ratan Tata, interim chairman of Tata Sons, on Tuesday asked the CEOs of group companies to act as leaders in their markets and enhance returns to shareholders. In an attempt to assuage the concerns that may have been caused by the sudden ouster of Cyrus Mistry, Mr Tata told the CEOs and managing directors that they “must focus on their market position vis-à-vis competition, and not compare themselves to their own past... The drive must be on leadership, rather than to follow”. Mr Tata, who had chalked out a new path for himself — mentoring startups, both financially and by giving advice when asked for — returned to Bombay House Tuesday morning, making it clear it was a temporary position. He explained that he had assumed the role of interim chairman to ensure stability and continuity, so that there was no vacuum. “This will be for a short time. A new permanent leadership will be in place,” he emphasised. A day after the board’s dramatic decision, the Tata Group moved various legal forums, including the Supreme Court, Bombay high court and National Company Law Tribunal, filing caveats against Mr Mistry moving the courts seeking relief against his sacking. The Shapoorji Pallonji Group was, however, quick to issue a statement that said: “Tatas have filed caveats seeking notice from Cyrus Mistry fearing legal action. Cyrus has not filed any caveats. He has already made a statement that such concerns are misplaced at this stage.” Mr Ratan Tata also inducted two new directors into the board of Tata Sons, the holding company. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth and Tata Consultancy Services CEO MD N. Chandrasekaran were inducted as additional directors. Adressing the CEOs, Mr Tata said: “I look forward to working with you as we have worked together in the past. An institution must exceed the people who lead it. I am proud of all of you, and let us continue to build the group together.” Referring to the ongoing initiatives in the companies, he said: “We will evaluate and continue to undertake those that are required to. If there is any change, they will be discussed with you.” Mr Mistry had tried to bring in radical changes like closing down loss-making units without taking incumbent heads into confidence. (This story first appeared in Deccan Chronicle)

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Sinaloa-linked cocaine kingpin sentenced to 15 years in prison

26 October 2016 07:38:25 Latest News -

Stephen Feller SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The cocaine kingpin known as The Gatekeeper and El Licenciado for trafficking tons of cocaine into the U.S. was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday.

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:38:25

NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank

26 October 2016 07:37:20 The Daily Star >> News

NATO will press allies Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:37:20

CBM emphasis on economic research

26 October 2016 07:36:17

The Central Bank of Malta is placing new emphasis on the need for economic research, building on the initiative last year to publish policy notes on particular topics. Senior economist Aaron Grech said the Bank was scaling up its programme whereby its economists meet quarterly with all major non-financial operators to get a more direct feel of national and international emerging economic trends. “The target group is growing fast and is resulting in a more effective grasp of issues affecting local business conditions. Governor Mario Vella’s long and extensive experience of foreign direct investment helps,” he said. The CBM is also introducing a new statistical information system that will reduce reporting burdens on financial institutions while gathering even more information and reducing statistical processing times. This will help the CBM’s Statistics Division to devote more of its resources to the gathering of new data and to statistical analysis. In August, the Bank undertook an overhaul of the its monthly Economic Update to focus on the results of the European Commission’s business sentiment survey, official industrial production indicators, tourism activity, retail sales,...

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:36:17

Vatican cardinal questioned over Australia sex abuse allegations

26 October 2016 07:36:17

Australian police flew to Rome to interview a senior Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades. Cardinal George Pell, the senior financial adviser to Pope Francis and one of his most trusted aides, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and later Sydney. In recent months, Cardinal Pell has faced accusations of child abuse himself when he was a young priest in the 1970s. On Wednesday, police in Australia's Victoria state confirmed that they had interviewed the cardinal over the allegations. "Three members of Victoria police travelled to Rome last week where Cardinal George Pell voluntarily participated in an interview regarding allegations of sexual assault," police spokeswoman Amara Bostock said. "As a result of the interview, further investigations are continuing. We are not prepared to comment further at this time." The allegations involve two men, now in their 40s, who say Cardinal Pell touched them inappropriately at a swimming pool in the late 1970s. Separately, a man told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that he saw the cardinal exposing himself to three young boys...

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:36:17 | LIVE: Students protests on mini budget day

26 October 2016 07:32:22 News24 South Africa

Get the latest as students and activists for other matters prepare to march to Parliament, while Braamfontein mops up after a night of violence.

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Uganda: Teacher Turned Telecoms Millionaire

26 October 2016 07:30:50 AllAfrica News: Latest

Charles Musisi has mentored many young people in Information and Communications Technology.

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Africa: Uganda Ranked Sixth in Credit Access

26 October 2016 07:30:49 AllAfrica News: Latest

Uganda is among the top six nations in sub-Saharan Africa in accessing credit, a new report reveals.

Více All News Time26 October 2016 07:30:49