Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

Platini appeals against Fifa ban

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Uefa chief Michel Platini is appealing after Fifa banned him for 90 days while corruption claims are investigated. The 60-year-old Frenchman has been suspended along with Fifa president Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke. They deny wrongdoing. Platini, a Fifa vice-president, is the Football Association’s preference to succeed Blatter at Fifa. The French FA wants the Court of Arbitration ...

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Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested for drunkenness in Texas

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Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf has been arrested and charged with public drunkenness, police in Texas say. Police arrested the actor on Friday night on Sixth Street in Austin’s entertainment district. The actor has had numerous brushes with the law throughout his career. Witnesses said LaBeouf initially caused a disturbance on Friday after being refused a drink at a bar, and ...

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Ankara explosions leave more than 80 dead – officials

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Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials. TV footage showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. The blasts took place near the city’s central train station as people gathered for a march organised by leftist ...

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Zambian Breweries welcomes clear beer excise duty reduction

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Zambian Breweries has welcomed the government’s announcement of a reduction in excise tax on clear beer. In his 2016 Budget submission to Parliament, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, announced that excise tax on clear beer will be reduced from 60 percent to 40 percent. The move is intended to restore competitiveness in the local clear beer industry, encourage investment and curb ...

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ZESCO explains Saturday countrywide power outage

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ZESCO has attributed the system disturbance that resulted in the lose of power in the early hours of today in all provinces of the country except for Lusaka to tripling of all three 330kv lines at its Leopards Hill substation in Lusaka. ZESCO spokesperson Henry Kapata has disclosed to Qfm News that his company believes the three 330kv lines tripped ...

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YALI happy President Lungu is opening up to the nation

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The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is happy that President Edgar Lungu has started showing signs of opening up to the nation by availing himself more to the media. YALI thinks that the interaction that President Lungu had with the media at State House this morning where he addressed a number of issues affecting people in the country is commendable. ...

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US$ 500 worth cement plant to create 3,000 jobs in Chongwe

Simona Zambia Building Material Park has projected to create at least 3,000 jobs once its US$ 500 worth cement plant is set in Chongwe District. The US$ 500 worth cement production project is expected to be producing 1 million tons of cement per year besides producing pan bricks, lime commercial concrete and fiber cement boards among other building materials. And ...

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UPND concerned 2016 budget does not mention poverty

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The opposition UPND is concerned that there is no mention of how government will deal with poverty in the announced 2016 K53.14 billion national budget. The UPND has taken note that, for example in Agriculture, the announced 2016 national budget is silent on pro-poor growth. UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma says his party is of the view that the 2016 national ...

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Ankara explosion: 30 dead at rally in Turkish capital

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Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 30 people and injured 126, the interior ministry says. TV footage shows scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners. The blasts took place near the city’s central train station as people gathered for a march organised by ...

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Creation of new Ministries is ill timed- OYV

OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

The Operation Young Vote (OYV) says it finds the creation of five more Ministries by President Edgar Lungu to be ill timed. Executive Director Guess Nyirenda says this is given the extreme economic hurdles that Zambia is currently going through. Mr. Nyirenda has told Qfm News in a statement that his organization suspects that at the decision by President Lungu ...

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