Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Ronaldo return eases Zidane’s striker shortage

Cristiano Ronaldo © Getty Images

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has underlined the importance of welcoming back World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo for the holders Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday.Ronaldo has been suspended for Real’s last four games after pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup and has been badly missed as the European champions have been held at ...

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First Lady speaks for persons with intellectual disabilities

First Lady Esther Lungu

First Lady Esther Lungu is saddened that persons with intellectual disabilities are treated as invisible members of society. Speaking in Lusaka when she officiated at the Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary celebrations that will begin from January 2018, and serve as a liberating Champion of those in African with intellectual disabilities, Mrs. Lungu notes that throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities ...

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Govt praised for availing Green Paper

Fredson Yamba

Government has been applauded for availing the Green Paper to the public for refinery and scrutiny. A green paper is a tentative government report and consultation document of policy proposals for debate and discussion. MMD Die-Hard National Youth Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has told QTV that the initiative has the potential to generate support from the citizens, as they will be able to ...

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GBM’s case adjourned to October 11

UPND Vice President for Administration and presidential running mate Geoffrey Mwamba

The matter in which UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba is charged with threatening violence against President Edgar Lungu has been adjourned to 11th October for mention and 6th November for continuation of trial. When the matter came up before Magistrate Thandose Chabala today, the prosecution team applied for an adjournment because two key state witnesses are out of town. State ...

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Zambia’s salaried workers most taxed in region – ZICA

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The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) is calling on the Minister of Finance to consider granting tax relief to workers through reduction in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax rates, and widening the tax bands for purposes of taxing income for salaried workers. ZICA Technical and Standards Manager Bruce Mwewa has observed that Zambia’s salaried employees are presently the ...

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Liverpool to appeal length of Mane’s ban

Liverpool news Sadio Mane red card

Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after his sending off during last Saturday’s 5-0 defeat by Manchester City, according to multiple British media reports. The Senegal forward incurred a direct red card for a high challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson in the 37th minute and is set to miss Saturday’s league game against Burnley and two ...

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Hurricane Irma: Florida to re-open storm-ravaged Keys

Firefighters have been sawing up fallen trees in Miami

Parts of the Florida Keys, the low-lying islands which bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma when the category-four storm struck on Sunday, are to re-open. Entry is being restricted to residents and business owners as work continues to clear roads and check the state of bridges linking the islands. Some 60% of homes in the state are still without power. ...

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Commonwealth special envoy meets opposition parties

Gambari

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland’s Special Envoy to Zambia, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has today met political parties ahead of the constructive dialogue that will culminate into a roadmap for reforms ahead of the 2021 general election. The meeting in Lusaka that was facilitated by the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) was attended by a number of political parties. And ...

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ACC reforms urged

ACC offices

  The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) has noted the need to reform the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to free it from political influence. MNT President Daniel Shimunza says this will also enable the Commission to fight corruption in both the public and private sectors effectively. He says there is need for the ACC operate independently without getting any instructions from ...

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Stop approving disability unfriendly buildings, LCC told

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Disability Rights Watch has advised the Lusaka City Council to stop approving the construction of buildings that do not have disability friendly features. And the organization has called on the Ministry of Finance to consider allocating funds in the 2018 budget meant to refund those that are modifying their buildings to make them disability friendly. Organization national Coordinator Bruce Chooma ...

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