The draw for the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations took place on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. This edition recognized as the fourth edition will feature 16 countries zoned into A and B.Full Draw:FIRST ROUNDZONE A (Takoradi)Ghana vs GambiaNigeria vs Sierra LeoneMali vs MauritaniaGuinea vs Guinea BissauZONE B (Cape Coast)Senegal vs LiberiaBurkina Faso vs NigerIvory Coast vs TogoBenin vs Cape VerdeNOTE: FIRST ROUND (Knockout) – SECOND (Group stage of two with four teams).The 16-team tournament is sponsored by FOX SPORTS, and will be held at the Sekondi Stadium and the Cape Coast Stadium from 9th September to 24 September 2017.RelatedNigeria To Host 2021 WAFU Cup TournamentJuly 18, 2018In “Africa”WAFU Nations Cup: Home-based Super Eagles in Dakar to Avenge Togo on SundaySeptember 26, 2019In “National Team”WAFU Draw To Be Held In Accra TodayJuly 27, 2017In “Competition”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A man is wanted by police for warrants on numerous offences, and Fort St. John RCMP are asking the public to be wary — as he may be in the region.41-year-old Kenneth Raymond Wagman is not originally from the area, but police have reason to believe he may be in the Peace.He is wanted on numerous warrants from multiple provinces — including one for a breach of probation out of Newfoundland in September 2014. Earlier, he was wanted on five counts for failing to comply with an undertaking, and three counts of failing to comply with conditions from January to April 2013, out of Alberta.- Advertisement -Anyone with more information is asked to contact Fort St. John RCMP.
11 January 2013 South Africa is already busy tackling the issues cited by ratings agency Fitch in its downgrade of the country’s sovereign debt, the National Treasury said on Thursday. The government was “aware of the challenges of poverty and unemployment the country is facing,” the Treasury said in a statement. “At its recent conference, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) endorsed the National Development Plan (NDP), which identifies the constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address South Africa’s socio-economic imbalances and challenges.”From ‘BBB+’ to ‘BBB’ Fitch on Thursday downgraded South Africa’s long term foreign currency credit rating from “BBB+” to “BBB”, its long term local currency credit rating from “A” to “BBB+”, and its short term credit rating from “F2” to to “F3”. Giving reasons for the downgrade, the agency said that South Africa’s economic growth performance had deteriorated, and that this was likely to affect public finances and exacerbate social and political tensions in the country, which had increased. It added that South Africa had seen a decline in competitiveness, reflected in above-productivity wage settlements and infrastructure constraints which Fitch believes have contributed to the country’s widening current account deficit.Mangaung ‘gave certainty on economic policy’ In its response, the Treasury noted that South Africa’s slower economic growth rate was in part due to external factors, particularly the protracted debt crisis in the Eurozone, an important trading partner for the country. It said that the resolutions of the ANC’s conference in Mangaung in December had given certainty on economic policy, “which the Fitch report does not seem to fully appreciate”, adding that the government would be prioritising the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) in order to achieve higher levels of growth. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s latest Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, published in October, “sets out a disciplined fiscal framework that keeps the expenditure envelope that was published in February unchanged,” the Treasury said. “It balances support for the economy in the immediate term with fiscal consolidation over the medium to long term. It provides for a sustained investment in growth inducing infrastructure.” This budget framework demonstrated South Africa’s unambiguous commitment to maintaining debt and expenditure growth within sustainable levels, the Treasury said, adding that these principles would continue to underpin South Africa’s fiscal stance. SAinfo reporter
20 October 2015President Jacob Zuma has announced that following a working visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, the two countries are working together to strengthen relationships and build new economic partnerships.“We have decided that the next decade of our Bi-National Commission (BNC) should intensify the implementation of joint economic projects, in particular the Grand Inga Hydropower Project, whose founding treaty was signed on 30 October 2013,’ Zuma said yesterday.The visit and the results of the relationship with the DRC fulfil a fundamental pillar of South Africa’s National Development Plan, that of assuring a stronger South African presence in Africa and the world.Earlier last week, Zuma co-chaired the ninth session of the BNC with his counterpart, President Joseph Kabila of the DRC.During the session, the two presidents reviewed progress made on bilateral programmes during the first decade of the Bi-National Commission. These included co-operation projects in the fields of politics and governance; defence and security; economy, finance and infrastructure; as well as social and humanitarian affairs.Bilateral trade increased from R11-billion in 2012 to R13-billion in 2014. South Africa is the DRC’s biggest supplier of foreign goods and services, providing more than 20% of the country’s total imports.Speaking in the capital Kinshasa, Zuma pledged support for an emerging DRC, adding: “This is not the DRC of 2004. (The country is) emerging from a prolonged conflict and civil strife, (and) required support and solidarity. South Africa has committed and pledged to accompany and walk with the government and the people of this great nation, and now, a decade later, we can look back with deserved pride considering the noticeable achievements that we have made.”Over the next 10 years, Zuma said, economic relations in the areas of trade, industrialisation and infrastructure development would be more prominent than they were now. “We have urged the responsible ministries and departments to finalise all outstanding issues in order to pave the way for the construction of this Pan- African flagship project,” he added.During last week’s visit, the South African leader witnessed the signing of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement by the ministers responsible for transport. The agreement will enable the two countries to facilitate movement of people and expand aviation co-operation. South Africa and the DRC maintain good diplomatic and political relations.Both leaders urged authorities in charge of the various projects in both countries to do their best to “speed up the process with a view to resolving all the outstanding issues. in order to clear the way for carrying out this pan-African project”.One of the projects highlighted during the visit that will enjoy a boost from the ongoing relationship is the multibillion-dollar Inga 3 dam project, on the Congo River. Africa’s most powerful river, it is perfect for hydro-energy generation.The Inga 3 Basse Chute project near Matadi will divert the river’s waters into a 12km channel and passing through a 100m hydropower dam in the Bundi Valley before releasing the water back into the river. The project is expected to generate 4 800 megawatts of power, equivalent to the output of three third-generation nuclear reactors, and boost power supplies to a region starved of electricity.“This project will help turn on the switch to a brighter future for Congo, and the continent,” Zuma said.Source: SAnews.gov.za
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SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Boeheim struck Jimenez with his GMC Acadia while trying to avoid the disabled car, which was resting perpendicular on the darkened highway. The group had been heading toward the median for safety. Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another man in the group suffered minor injuries in the accident, police said.“I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night’s accident,” Boeheim said in a prepared statement. The 74-year-old Basketball Hall of Fame coach said he and his wife Juli “extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe said he would not comment further “out of respect for those involved.”Police said Boeheim has been cooperating with the investigation. He even used his cell phone light to warn other drivers of the disabled car after the accident, police said. Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner speaks during a news conference about Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with three others when they apparently lost control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail before midnight Wednesday on I-690 in Syracuse.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “My father was a man who was very sociable, very happy. He loved to help everybody without question,” Arrastre told the newspaper in Spanish. “He loved having friends.”Just hours before, Boeheim’s team defeated 18th-ranked Louisville 69-49 at the Carrier Dome.He met his wife, his daughter and some friends for a dinner out after the game and was driving alone from the restaurant, Fitzpatrick said. The scene of the accident is between the dome and Boeheim’s suburban home.Syracuse University athletic director John Wildhack said in a statement the university sent its condolences to “all impacted by this tragic accident.” Wildhack echoed police, saying Boeheim “is in contact with local authorities and cooperating fully.” Wildhack said Boeheim met briefly with his team Thursday but did not attend or participate in practice.Boeheim has coached at Syracuse, his alma mater, since 1976 and is one of the most accomplished coaches in the country. He ranks second all-time in wins in Division I with 944, behind only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Over his 43 years at Syracuse, Boeheim has led the team to a national title in 2003 and five Final Four appearances.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “At this time we have no reason to believe that there are criminal charges that will be coming for anyone,” Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner said at a news conference.Police said sobriety tests administered to Boeheim and the unidentified driver of the other vehicle were negative for any signs of impairment. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said he has known Boeheim for 40 years and that the coach does not drink.No tickets have been issued to Boeheim at this time and the investigation is continuing.“This story obviously is newsworthy because of the notoriety of the coach,” Fitzpatrick said. “But this is the loss of a human being. It was an accident in the purest sense of the word.”Jimenez’s daughter told the Post-Standard he was with friends buying cigarettes when he was killed. Yurisandy Jimenez Arrastre described her father—a native of Cuba who lived in the United States for 20 years—as a family man who loved to cook and tell jokes.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants