Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Konta run ended by Williams in China


Britain’s Johanna Konta was beaten 6-4 3-6 7-5 by former world number one Venus Williams in the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open. Konta, who won 21 of her previous 22 matches and beat world number two Simona Halep on Wednesday, served for a place in the last four in the decider. However American Williams, 35, won four games on the ...

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Towering Inferno director John Guillermin dies at 89


British director John Guillermin, whose films included The Towering Inferno and Death on the Nile, has died aged 89. The Towering Inferno, released in 1974, won three Oscars and starred Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway. Guillermin’s action-packed 1976 version of King Kong, starred Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. He died on Sunday at his home in ...

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Fierce clashes for control of Kunduz


Fierce fighting is continuing between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan’s northern city of Kunduz, despite government claims that it had regained control of the city. Residents told the BBC the militants had pushed back into the heart of the city and that there were intense clashes over the governor’s office. The Taliban has denied the city has been ...

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CCPC meets annual target half year


The Competition and Consumer protection commission (CCPC) has of August 30th resolved 1,199 cases against the targeted 1000 cases. CCPC director for consumer protection Brian Lingela says this is an increase from the 827 cases resolved in 2014. Mr. Lingela says the commission recovered k980, 288.81 in refunds and replacements which is more than the k704, 336.31 recovered in 2014. ...

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ZNS to assist Malawi in establishing National Service Defense Forces arm

The Zambia National Service (ZNS) says it will assist Malawi in her quest to establish the National Service arm of the Defense Forces. ZNS Commandant Lieutenant General, Nathan Mulenga says his institution is ready and willing to help Malawi because of the long standing strong relations and cooperation between the two countries’ Defense Forces. Lt. Gen. Mulenga made the remarks ...

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YEN urges clean up in Zambia’s voter register

The Youth Empowerment Network (YEN) is urging all well meaning and patriotic Zambians to stand up and take a step in removing their deceased relatives and friends from the Register of Voters. YEN is of the considered resolution that that Removal of the Deceased from the Register of Voters is everyone’s responsibility. YEN National Coordinator Agness Kasongo says his organization ...

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ZUFIAW join calls for govt to salvage depreciating Kwacha

The Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) have called on government to immediately resolve the depreciation of the local currency against major foreign currencies. ZUFIAW General Secretary Chingati Msiska says the union is concerned by the recent rapid depreciation of the kwacha against foreign currencies such as dollar, the British pound and the euro. Mr. Msiska has ...

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PMRC links weak Kwacha to widening deficit in current account


Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) says the deterioration of Zambia’s balance of payment is a reflection of the widening deficit in its current account. The PMRC which is a nonprofit research and analysis think tank has observed that the country is therefore vulnerable to developments in the global economy. The PMCR has taken note that internal and external economic ...

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Syria conflict: Russia launches fresh strikes


Russia has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day. The strikes reportedly targeted positions in the north-west held by the Army of Conquest rebel alliance. Russia said it had struck four Islamic State (IS) facilities overnight, and destroyed a “terrorist HQ” outside Idlib and a command post near Hama. Russia carried out about 20 missions on Wednesday. The ...

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Kabanana K2M water project commissioned


The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company, with financial support from Devolution Trust Fund (DTF), has commissioned the K2 million water and sanitation project in Lusaka’s Kabanana area which will service about 1, 105 households. The specific works to be undertaken under this project will include construction of new water distribution networks of approximately 13.2 kilometers, rehabilitation and installation of a ...

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