Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Why were both Oscars accountants sacked?


Quite a few people are wondering why both of the accountants responsible for “envelopegate” at the Oscars have been sacked, when only one appeared to be responsible. Brian Cullinan handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope on Sunday night, which led to the wrong film being announced as best picture. The Academy’s decision not to employ Cullinan and his colleague Martha ...

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Pressure rises on top Trump lawyer


Top Republicans are urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove himself from an FBI probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mr Sessions is under fire after it emerged he had met Russia’s ambassador during the election – despite telling his confirmation hearing he had “no communications with the Russians”. Democratic politicians say he misled the hearing and ...

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Japanese govt donates K4.8m towards Kafue maternal health project

The Japanese government has donated 4.8 million Kwacha towards the implementation of phase two of the maternal and child health project in Chisankane area of Kafue District. Once completed, the maternal and child health facility is expected to benefit up to 2, 100 girls and women in Chisankane. The donation comes in form of a grant contract signed by the ...

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Phiri saddened by spade of killings in Kanyama


Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri is saddened with the spate of killings in her constituency. Ms. Phiri has since suggested that the country returns to the UNIP era when random cleanups of communities used to be conducted. She says regular clean ups will help flash out criminals in communities. Ms. Phiri has also called for the reinforcement of police ...

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UNDP sees potentials in Zambia’s development minerals


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says development minerals have the potential to contribute massively to the growth of Zambia’s economy. UNDP Assistant Resident Coordinator Ian Milimo says development minerals also have the potential to create jobs for local people as well as alleviate poverty in the country. Mr. Milimo says it is for this reason that UNDP embarked on ...

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Allowances for Councilors increased to K3,000

MMD Chipangali Member of Parliament Vincent Mwale

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has announced an upwards adjustment in Councillors’ allowances from K700,00 to K3,000 across the board. Mr Mwale has told Parliament that it has been agreed that the ministry of finance will be responsible for paying councillors their allowances. He says the attorney general has guided his ministry that councillors are entitled to be paid fees ...

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MOF, EU seals K100M financing agreement


The Ministry of Finance and the European Union (EU) have signed a new financing agreement worth 10 million Euros approximately K100 million for support to the National Authorizing Officer (NAO). The financing agreement is meant to support the NAO, which is the coordinating unit of the European Development Fund (EDF) in Zambia, with both financial and technical assistance. Speaking during ...

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Mutati assures Zambians ahead of IMF visit


Finance Minister Felix Mutati has assured Zambians that the International Monetary Fund will not bring anything different from what government is doing. Mr. Mutati says government is doing everything possible to ensure the IMF does not bring anything different. He says there is nothing strange that would be brought by the IMF, hence the need for the Zambian people to ...

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Chambeshi wants total focus

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Zambia U-20 Coach Beston Chambeshi has advised his players against complacency following their 6-1 victory over Mali on Wednesday.Chambeshi said told the media in a post match interview that he was happy with qualification to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup which takes place in South Korea from 20 May to 11 June but added that the job at the ...

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Oscar mishap accountants ‘will never return’ to ceremony

Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan before this year's Oscars ceremony

The two accountants responsible for muddling up the main award envelopes at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony will not be employed to do the job again, the academy president has announced. Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that the relationship with the accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) was also under review. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were responsible for Sunday’s mishap. La La Land was ...

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