Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

PSG face daunting Barca test in last 16

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The Champions League returns on Tuesday with the last-16 stage, with Barcelona’s trip to Paris St-Germain the evening’s stand-out match. For PSG and manager Unai Emery, the tie is a daunting test of their place in Europe’s elite, made more vital by the £600m spent on transfers since 2011. Emery has won once in 23 games against Barca, whose striker ...

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ZACA concerned price of mealie meal has remained high

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The Zambia Consumers Association (ZACA) has expressed concern that the price of mealie meal has remained high. ZACA Acting Executive Secretary Juba Sakala notes that this is despite government holding several meetings with the millers association of Zambia and grain traders association of Zambia aimed at having the price of the commodity reduced. Mr. Sakala says it is disappointing that ...

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FFTUZ counsels Luanshya Copper Mine management

The Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia (FFTUZ) has advised Luanshya Copper Mine management to engage mine workers’ unions on the impasse on salary increments for the workers. FFTUZ President Chingati Msiska says it is unreasonable for LCM Chief Executive Officer Wang Chunlai to tell off the workers that the company will not increase their salaries due to financial ...

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First lady urges Church to help in GBV prevention

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First Lady Esther Lungu has called on the church to get actively involved in the prevention of gender based violence. Speaking during the commemoration of the one billion rising campaign to end violence against women in Lusaka today, Mrs. Lungu says it is important that the church commits to spiritually assisting abused and abusive individuals and their families in their ...

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Zambia’s trade deficit trend is worrying – JCTR

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The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says Zambia’s trade deficit trend is worrying. The Centre notes that a look back at 2016 shows that for the whole 12 months period, Zambia’s trade balance was in deficit. The JCTR is concerned with this trend because of the cost of taking resources outside the country that could be spent locally. It ...

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Is Prue Leith Bake Off’s new Mary?

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Speculation is swirling that cookery expert Prue Leith is to step into Mary Berry’s shoes on The Great British Bake Off when it begins afresh on Channel 4. According to The Sun, the 76-year-old food critic and campaigner will join Paul Hollywood on the revamped show. Leith, who has written seven novels, previously spent 11 years as judge on BBC ...

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North Korean leader’s brother ‘killed’

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The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, South Korean sources say. Malaysian police said a North Korean man waiting at the airport for a flight to Macau on Monday had fallen ill and died on his way to hospital. But they named him as “Kim Chol”, not Kim ...

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Govt ‘reneges’ on petroleum procurement

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Government says the March 2017 deadline to leave the market for procurement of finished petroleum products will not be feasible. Energy Minister David Mabumba says government needs to first put in place a framework before the private sector can take over the procurement of finished petroleum product. Mr. Mabumba has told Qfm News by telephone that government’s fear is that ...

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VJ agrees with Lungu on referendum

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Veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga says he agrees with President Edgar Lungu on the need not to rush in holding another referendum to adopt the enhanced Bill of Rights. In an interview with QTV, Dr. Mwaanga says a national referendum is an expensive undertaking that should not be a priority, considering that there are other areas which need more attention from ...

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