Villas-Boas wants to take Chelsea man to Spurs – report

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas wants to take Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles to Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror.Meireles, who played under the Spurs boss at Porto and joined him at Stamford Bridge a year ago, was reported to be unhappy when Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea earlier this year.Linked with Meireles.And it is claimed that Villas-Boas is looking to sign the 29-year-old after the departure from White Hart Lane of Luka Modric.The Mirror also suggest Chelsea are finally set to finally land Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.The club have reportedly offered £7m for the Spaniard after having a £6m bid rejected.Meanwhile, several papers believe Joey Barton not being given a squad number by QPR is a sign the player is finished at Loftus Road.The Daily Mail say R’s boss Mark Hughes is interested in signing former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa and that Fulham are chasing Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live updates: 49ers’ defense scores twice in 31-17 victory over Buccaneers

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Start the 49ers season with us on Sunday by following our feed for in-game insights and analysis when San Francisco travels to take on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay at 1:25 p.m.Jimmy Garoppolo makes his first regular season appearance since tearing his ACL last September and he hopes to lead the 49ers to their first road victory since 2017. San Francisco may catch a break due to illness as two of the …last_img

South Africa’s 2014 elections – a resource pack

first_imgCompiled by Mary AlexanderOn 7 May 2014 South Africans will vote for their national and provincial government representatives, in the fifth democratic elections since the end of apartheid 20 years ago. We bring you a timetable leading up to the elections, a fun video for first-time voters, and useful contacts for finding out more about the election process.Information courtesy of the Independent Electoral Commission, or IEC, and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.Jump to:The road to the vote – a 2014 elections timetableThe road to the vote – downloadsVideo: The I Vote South Africa campaign for first-time votersContact Electoral Commission offices countrywideOther useful contactsThe IEC’s Road to 2014 Elections infographic. Click for a larger view.The road to the vote – a 2014 elections timetable25 February – The election date is proclaimed, and the voters’ roll closed.28 to 31 March – Lists of all candidates for political parties, with accompanying documents, open for inspection at the IEC’s national office in Pretoria. See the IEC contact details below.1 April, 17h00 – Deadline for objections to political parties’ candidate lists.7 April, 17h00 – Deadline for the IEC to make decisions on objections to political parties’ candidate lists. Both the parties and objectors are notified of the commission’s decision.7 to 17 April – Applications for special votes open at local IEC offices. See contact details below. You can apply for a special vote if you’re unable to a voting station on election day because you are too old, ill, living with a disability, or pregnant, or if, for some other reason, you won’t be able to get to your voting station on election day.8 to 10 April – Appeals can be made to the Electoral Court against IEC decisions on objections to candidates.10 April – IEC issues the final voting station addresses and maps of mobile voting station routes.15 April, 17h00 – Deadline for the Electoral Court to rule on appeals against IEC decisions regarding objections to candidates. The IEC, political parties and objectors are all notified of the Electoral Court’s decisions.17 April, 17h00 – Deadline for applications for special votes.22 April – IEC releases final lists of candidates and political parties contesting the elections.24 April – IEC issues certificates to political parties.30 April – People living abroad cast their votes – only for national elections – during the office hours of their local South African embassy or consulate. In order to vote, expatriates must have completed a notification form at their embassy or consulate, the deadline for which was 12 March.5 and 6 May, 09h00 to 17h00 – Special votes cast at voting stations and with electoral officers’ visits to the homes of special voters.7 May, 07h00 to 21h00 – Election day in South AfricaYou must vote where you are registered. Check your voting station by SMSing your ID number to 32810 (SMS costs R1), use the My Voter Registration Details app on elections.otg.za, or call the toll-free number 0800 11 8000.Voting stations close at nine at night, but all the people still in the queue at the time must be allowed to cast their vote.DownloadsThe IEC’s Road to the 2014 Elections infographic (740 KB)The IEC’s 2014 Elections timetable (166 KB)Both files in PDFFor first-time voters: the IXSA campaign – I Vote South AfricaWatch time-lapse video of the creation of the IXSA campaign’s graffiti logo:Find out more about the IXSA campaign here.Click the graphic below to download IXSA campaign wallpaper.Contact the Independent Electoral CommissionIEC National OfficeSpokesperson: Kate BapelaTel: 012 622 5700Fax: 012 622 5784Cell: 082 600 6386spokesperson@elections.org.zaEastern CapeProvincial electoral officer: Thami MrajiTel: 043 709 4200Fax: 043 743 4784MrajiT@elections.org.zaFree StateProvincial electoral officer: Chris MephaTel: 051 401 5000Fax: 051 430 4845mephaj@elections.org.zaGautengProvincial electoral officer: Masego SheburiTel: 011 644 7400Fax: 011 644 7448sheburim@elections.org.zaKwaZulu-NatalProvincial electoral officer: Mawethu MoseryTel: 031 279 2200Fax: 031 279 2226MoseryM@elections.org.zaLimpopoProvincial electoral officer: Nkaro MatetaTel: 015 283 9100Fax: 015 297 2506MatetaN@elections.org.zaMpumalangaProvincial electoral officer: Steve NgwenyaTel: 013 754 0200Fax: 013 753 2564NgwenyaS@elections.org.zaNorthern CapeProvincial electoral officer: Bonolo ModiseTel: 053 838 5000Fax: 053 831 8095ModiseB@elections.org.zaNorth WestProvincial electoral officer: Tumi ThibaTel: 018 391 0800Fax: 018 391 0851ThibaT@elections.org.zaWestern CapeProvincial electoral officer: Courtney SampsonTel: 021 910 5700Fax: 021 910 4965SampsonC@elections.org.zaYou can also find the IEC online:Website: www.elections.org.zaCall centre: 0800 11 8000Facebook: www.facebook.com/IECSouthAfricaTwitter: @IECSouthAfricaYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/IECSouthAfricaOther useful election-related contactsAn alphabetical list of contacts for election information, monitoring, advice, training and voter education.Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA)For information and monitoring of advertising011 781 2006info@asasa.org.zawww.asasa.org.zaBroadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA)For monitoring broadcasters and making complaints011 325 5736www.bccsa.co.zaCommission for Gender Equality (CGE)For monitoring gender injustice and making complaints011 403 7182www.cge.org.zaDisabled People of South AfricaVoter education for disabled people021 422 0357info@dpsa.org.zawww.dpsa.org.zaElectoral Institute of South Africa (Eisa)For research, information, advice, voter education and resources011 381 6000eisa@eisa.org.zawww.eisa.org.zaFreedom of Expression Institute (FXI)For media monitoring011 482 1913fxi@fxi.orgwww.fxi.org.zaGovernment PrinterFor copies of Government Gazettes, in which election notices and legislation are published012 334 4734-6jpe@print.pwv.gov.zaIndependent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)For information on election broadcasting, as well as advice, monitoring and complaints011 566 3000/1info@icasa.org.zawww.icasa.org.zaIcasa KPMG ethics lineToll-free: 0800 200 796fraud@kpmg.co.zaMedia Institute of Southern Africa (Misa)For coordinating media workersinfo@misa.orgwww.misa.orgMedia Monitoring Project (MMP)For information and monitoring of election reportingContact: William Bird – director011 788 1278williamb@mediamonitoring.org.za or info@mediamonitoring.org.zawww.mediamonitoring.org.zaNational Community Radio Forum (NCRF)For information, training and coordination of community radio reporting and broadcasting011 403 4336info@ncrf.org.zawww.ncrf.org.zaOpen Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC)For training and advocacy to help citizens access information about the government, political parties, and the elections021 461 7211www.opendemocracy.org.zaOpen Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA)For election resources, information and monitoringContact: Fatima Hassan – executive director021 511 1679admin@osfsa.org.zawww.osf.org.zaParliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG)For monitoring and information about South Africa’s parliament021 465 8885info@pmg.org.zawww.pmg.org.zaPress Council of South Africa and South African Press OmbudsmanFor the self-regulation of journalists and monitoring the Press Code011 484 3612/8pressombudsman@ombudsman.org.zawww.presscouncil.org.zaSouth African Human Rights CommissionFor monitoring South Africans’ constitutional human rights, and complaints against human rights abuses011 877 3600complaints@sahrc.org.zawww.sahrc.org.zalast_img read more

BANGLADESH ELECT TO FIELD AGAINST INDIA IN WORLD CUP OPENER

first_imgBangaldesh won the toss and elected to field against India in the World Cup 2011 opener on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.Sreesanth to play in place of Ashish Nehra, who was ruled due to back injurylast_img

Fisheries Minister Gives Commitment to Sector Stakeholders

first_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is committed to creating an enabling environment which fosters growth and sustainability within the fisheries sector.Speaking at a Sustainable Fisheries Forum, held at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, St. Ann, on Thursday, April 19, Mr. Shaw said this will be achieved by creating an environment where there is a balance for all stakeholders involved in both marine and aquaculture fisheries.“As we seek to work together to develop the fisheries industry, it is important that through the use of application of the best available scientific information, we monitor, assess and evaluate the industry,” he outlined.He said several important steps have been taken to ensure the sustainability of the industry, such as the expansion of fish sanctuaries; the adoption of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture policy; the establishment of a fisheries management and development fund; and improvement in the surveillance of Jamaica’s waters.The Minister also pointed out that the new Fisheries Bill will be implemented in short order.“This Bill will modernise the management of the fisheries sector, bringing it in line with international management and conservation measures… that [will] ultimately [become] a part of the solution and the framework for the management of resources in all its facets,” he said.Mr. Shaw said the industry continues to face challenges with the management and use of fisheries resources, the development of the aquaculture subsector, non-compliance of primary stakeholders, climate change, disaster risk management, institutional strengthening and resource mobilisation.In this regard, he encouraged the stakeholders to accept the realities of the environment and to strike a compromise by beginning to change the cultural practices towards dealing with the different challenges.“We have to demonstrate the vision to look beyond tomorrow…simple things like taking your fish pots and making them larger, agreeing to the fish pots having larger holes, so that the small fish can escape and go on to grow and to thrive, and protecting the reef,” he said. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is committed to creating an enabling environment which fosters growth and sustainability within the fisheries sector. Story Highlights Speaking at a Sustainable Fisheries Forum, held at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, St. Ann, on Thursday, April 19, Mr. Shaw said this will be achieved by creating an environment where there is a balance for all stakeholders involved in both marine and aquaculture fisheries. “As we seek to work together to develop the fisheries industry, it is important that through the use of application of the best available scientific information, we monitor, assess and evaluate the industry,” he outlined.last_img read more