12 March 2010The staff at Durban/eThekwini Municipality’s Revenue Call Centre have launched their own version of Football Fridays, wearing different football jerseys each week to represent the different countries that will be participating at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Click arrow to play slideshow.Then click bottom right button for fullscreen (ESC to exit).To view captions in fullscreen, click “show info”.They are also planning to have their meals coordinate with whatever country they are supporting that week.“We will be representing each country with food, arts and culture”, says eThekwini Municipality’s Jade Estelle Chetty.Football Fridays News Desk
CCH Tax Day ReportAlaska Gov. Bill Walker’s efforts to get a personal income tax enacted during the General Assembly’s 2016 regular (TAXDAY, 2016/01/22, S.3 ) and five special sessions (TAXDAY, 2016/06/03, S.1 ) ended without any legislative action on his proposals.H.B. 5003e, failed to pass the Alaska State Legislature by adjournment on July 18, 2016
The Aussies were struggling at 27 for 4 in their second innings when veterans Ricky Ponting (60) and Michael Hussey (batting at 79) came to the team’s rescue on the third day of the first Test against India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday. The duo has been facing criticism from the Australian media for their poor form with experts asking for them to be given the boot. However, the Aussie top order collapse brought out the best from the two cricketing giants. Repaying the faith imposed on them by the Aussie selectors, the veterans struck crucial half centuries to rescue the hosts. The duo was at its aggressive best adding a crucial 115 runs to power the hosts from 27 for 4 to 142 for 5 to save Australia the blushes and silence their critics. “I don’t care what people from outside the dressing room are saying. If I feel like I have got some support inside the dressing room then that’s all that really matters to me… There is plenty of motivation out there for me but first and foremost it’s for me to be a successful player in a successful team,” Ponting told newsmen after the third day’s game. The former Australian skipper had scored 62 in the first innings of the Test.
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. READ: Alejandro laments not playing more years under NU coach Jarin“My UAAP career has been fun especially my last year with coach Jamike, that’s really been my best memory,” said Alejandro, who played in his final UAAP game after NU lost to University of the Philippines, 106-81, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“What made it special was I had the chance to play under coach Jamike who we all know is a multi-titled coach in the UAAP and the NCAA.”READ: Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bid Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro played just one year for National University head coach Jamike Jarin, but the graduating Bulldog said that lone year has been the most special in his UAAP tenure.And all that was thanks to Jarin.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jarin was an eight-time UAAP juniors champion with Ateneo and a one-time NCAA seniors champion with San Beda and that was the kind of pedigree that Alejandro admired.Another thing that drew Alejandro, who is a one-time UAAP champion back in Season 77, to Jarin was the trust the mentor gave him.“The sweetest thing was he allowed Matt (Salem) and I to be captains.”Alejandro added Jarin rarely talked to them about basketball and evoked an aura not of a coach’s, but of a father figure.“He’s like a father figure to us, we actually talk more about other things not about basketball,” said Alejandro, who finished with 16 points and eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim UST averts winless season, beats UE “Every night he’ll send me a random text, and we’re always talking. That’s extra special for me.”
Man Utd hero McGrath blasts Pogba: No graft in a United shirtby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul McGrath has called out Paul Pogba over his behaviour this season.McGrath wrote for the Irish Independent: “I don’t like having a straight-out go at a lad who is still actually a young footballer – but Paul Pogba now owes a debt to Manchester United.”He’s a world champion. And I’m sorry, but it is not as simple as saying that with France last summer he was surrounded by class acts with who it was easy to play – Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi and Raphael Varane, etc.”It doesn’t matter who you are playing with. I saw Paul Pogba chasing back, heading balls out of his own penalty area, tackling, covering, grafting, when France were under real pressure protecting a 1-0 against Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.”That was nothing to do with the quality of his team-mates.”It was Pogba wanting to be the best player and team-mate he could be, to be a winner, not the player of the last two months at Manchester United.”Pogba is not alone in not producing his best. There are others.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City eyeing Dinamo Zagreb youngster Antonio Marinby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are eyeing Dinamo Zagreb youngster Antonio Marin.The 18 year-old has made a first team breakthrough at Dinamo this season.And his emergence has caught the eye of City scouts.Marin is on a contract with Dinamo Zagreb to 2024.The 18-year-old has played four matches in the Croatian league this season.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced that it has reached the historic milestone of having raised more than $300 million for HIV prevention, treatment, advocacy, and anti-stigma programs across the globe.Founded in 1992, EJAF is one of the largest HIV/AIDS grant-making organizations in the world. Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has ranked EJAF as a four-star charity – the highest possible rating – for the past seven consecutive years.“After 20 years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight against AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those living at the margins of society,” said Sir Elton John. “I’m so grateful to all our donors, whose generosity has allowed us to support dozens of innovative organizations that provide critical services to the most stigmatized populations around the world. These organizations are doing work that governments refuse to do, and helping people that governments refuse to help. I’m proud and honored to support them. And even though our foundation has reached this wonderful milestone, there is so much more work to be done.”EJAF’s grant-making targets regions and populations poorly served by current prevention efforts and most at risk of HIV infection, including critically under-funded communities in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean; stigmatized and marginalized populations including men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and incarcerated individuals; and under-served populations including African Americans and young people.Examples of EJAF’s grant-making include: • Harm reduction programs: Each year in the US, more than 4,000 new HIV infections result from shared needles among injection drug users. Numerous studies have shown that syringe exchange is a highly effective means of curbing these infections and providing an effective pathway into drug rehabilitation programs. In 2011, however, Congress once again banned the use of federal funding for syringe exchange. Since 2005, EJAF has invested more than $3.6 million nationally in grassroots needle exchange and harm reduction programs through the Syringe Access Fund, a partnership with AIDS United, the Irene Diamond Fund, the Open Society Foundations, and the Levi Strauss Foundation. In 2012 alone, EJAF invested more than $1 million in grants to 46 organizations for services and policy work related to ending HIV infection among injection drug users. • Treatment and prevention programs for the incarcerated: More than 150,000 HIV-positive men and women pass through U.S. correctional facilities every year. EJAF funds programs addressing the health of incarcerated people to ensure uninterrupted access to medical care and other support both inside and outside of prisons, so that former prisoners can stay healthy when they rejoin society. The Foundation has invested over $1 million in the work of the ACLU’s national prisons project and reproductive health justice work. With this support, the ACLU initiated and won a lawsuit in 2012 against the State of Alabama over its unlawful segregation of HIV-positive prisoners. According to an attorney present in the courtroom, “It was history happening in real time.” • Advocacy for those living with HIV: Every year, EJAF invests approximately $1 million in national and state-level HIV/AIDS advocacy programs. Recently, the Foundation funded organizations working with state legislators in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, to educate them about the importance of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which provides access to anti-HIV medications for low-income Americans. In July 2012, in response to the collective activism of dozens of organizations, including EJAF, and the work of members of Congress committed to this issue, the Obama Administration announced new funding to eliminate ADAP waiting lists.“We cannot be satisfied with the status quo, because the status quo means that we will never realize the dream of an AIDS-free generation,” said EJAF’s Chairman David Furnish. “We must fight, and end, the complacency about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country. And we must stop the active ignorance towards the needs of the marginalized and the voiceless. If we want to achieve an AIDS-free generation – if we want to end AIDS – we have to act.”Sir Elton John established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 to provide a direct response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic during a time when many people were dying, and little was being done for marginalized populations most at risk of infection. Over the years, EJAF’s strategic investments have helped make tremendous strides in reducing HIV infections among drug users, bringing effective sexual health programs to disadvantaged youth, and ramping up treatment access programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States.Elton’s leadership on HIV/AIDS has been recognized by the U.S. Congress, where he has testified twice on the importance of a global response to HIV/AIDS in 2002 and 2012, and by the international community, which he addressed as a keynote speaker at the July 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.The work of EJAF and Elton’s vision of an AIDS-free world are documented in Elton’s New York Times best-selling book, Love Is the Cure, released by Little, Brown in July 2012.American Airlines is the official sponsoring airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.For more information, please visit www.EJAF.org.Source:EJAF.org
WASHINGTON — The Senate has delivered back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia in an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The resolutions are largely symbolic but signal new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.One measure recommends that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen. The other puts the blame for the death of Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Both had been vigorously opposed by the Trump administration.The bipartisan votes came two months after the Saudi journalist’s slaying at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and after Trump persistently equivocated over who was responsible. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that bin Salman must have at least known of the plot.Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the economy has become such a mess under the Liberals that it would take a Conservative government five years to clean it up.He accused the Liberal government of embarking on a “deficit spree” and spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds since 2017, adding balancing the budget in the short-term is “impossible.”Scheer says even the most optimistic projections don’t have the Liberals doing so for 20 more years _ but the Conservatives would do so in a quarter of that time. “The longer a return to balance is delayed, the more debt will accumulate and the longer Canadians will see billions wasted on interest payments.” He made the remarks in a speech to members of the Canadian Club at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where he also said he was pleased with a court ruling today that blocked British Columbia from restricting oil shipments into the province.The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that the province doesn’t have the authority to create a permitting regime for companies that wish to increase their flow of diluted bitumen, in a ruling widely considered a win for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta’s efforts to get its resources to overseas markets.But while he called it a “helpful” ruling, Scheer added that a climate of uncertainty remains for investors in the resource sector and called on the Liberal government to put the brakes on a bill to enact new environmental assessment legislation and fast-track any judicial reviews to the Supreme Court of Canada.“Obviously the Conservative party is pleased with this decision. However there still is a great deal of uncertainty as it relates to future court processes,” he said.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation accused Scheer of breaking his word on his previous budget promise, saying in a statement that he signed a pledge in April 2017 with the federation’s youth organization promising to balance the budget within two years if he were elected.“Canadians are already suffering the consequences of breaking a balanced budget promise: Justin Trudeau’s fiscal recklessness will mean at least $100 billion in additional debt piled on the backs of our children and grandchildren,” the statement says.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a gang of online fraud racket who has cheated people from pan India, after getting debit or credit card credentials and OTP from the victims. The investigators suspect that the accused had a large amount of bank customer data which is being probed. Police identified the accused as Pankaj (29), Rishabh Saxena (19), Sujit (22), Rakesh Kumar (35).Police said that on March 26, a person named Rocky received a bogus call from an official of a fake credit card division in Noida. The caller told him last four digits of his credit card and offered 20,000 reward points worth Rs. 10,000 to be redeemed on the same day. He further informed that the offer would expire by 04:00 PM. Immediately after that the caller sent three OTP over the registered mobile number of the victim and requested to share the OTPs. “As soon as he shared the OTPs, total three fraud transactions amounting to Rs. 60,000 were done from the bank credit card,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said that during the course of the investigation, details from a bank where the account and credit card of the complainant exists were obtained. “After analyzing the data the transactions were linked and found that the accused transferred the money into a virtual wallet and later the amount was cashed at a petrol pump,” said DCP North. Police said that initially one of the accused Rakesh was arrested. At his disclosure and instance, the chain was established and Sujit was arrested, who along with Vikas used to make calls to various customers. Police further revealed that Sujit disclosed the data were being provided to him by Rishabh, Pankaj, and Pawan. Rishabh and Pankaj were later arrested in the case. Meanwhile, Pawan, who earlier worked with backend Team of private bank credit cards, along with Vikas is absconding. A joint team of Cyber Cell and local Police comprising SI Devendra Chahar, I/C Cyber Cell North District, SI Jitender Joshi and SI Rajbir of PS Subzi Mandi under the close supervision of Inspector Sanjay Bharadwaj, SHO Subzi Mandi nabbed the criminals.