Willian: I Want to Stay in Chelsea

first_img“The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona.”He has also been linked to Manchester United and Real Madrid – who are also reportedly interested in Blues duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.Willian added: “I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me.”New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has only signed two players this summer – Napoli midfielder Jorginho and back-up goalkeeper Rob Green.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Willian has hinted that he intends to stay at Chelsea while also confirming that Barcelona made a bid to sign him this summer transfer window.The Brazil winger, 29, has been at Stamford Bridge for five years but was linked with a move this summer.Speaking after the 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City, he told ESPN Brasil: “I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club.last_img read more

Foote faces battle for life

first_img KNEE CANCER Having had his left leg amputated due to life-threatening bone cancer, former outstanding Holy Trinity High School footballer Jordan Foote is locked in a race for his life, with doctors working to prevent the cancer from taking over his body. Foote’s Manning Cup coach Devon Anderson has revealed that the youngster has had to put his request for a prosthetic leg on hold, to instead focus on surviving the cancer affecting his lungs. Foote is admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Anderson, who admitted to sharing a fatherly relationship with the player, wants the public to keep him in their prayers as he seeks to recuperate. “They are seeing signs of improvement with the hole in his lungs healing back because of medications. “In terms of getting a prosthetic leg, it has to be on hold for now, after this last X-ray, we will know where we go from here,” said Anderson. “They are trying to patch the part of the lungs that is leaking liquid, and draining off the water from his chest. He is deteriorating due to the cancer,” Anderson continued. Foote helped his former school to the inaugural Flow Super Cup final, but was ruled out of last season’s Manning Cup competition due to cancer in his knee. He has since had his left leg amputated. He had to leave school prematurely after being sent home to recuperate with his family. Anderson, who has maintained a close relationship with Foote said the youngster remains upbeat despite the challenges. “Jordan is the type of person who is motivated, success driven and as an athlete, always wants to win and cries when he loses. He is a hardworking youth” Anderson said. Anderson, who works closely alongside Foote’s mother, Nadine Sutherland, added: “We just have to hope for the best but expect the worst, and know if the inevitable comes, it comes, but I hope it doesn’t come for now.”last_img read more

Warriors offer encouraging news about DeMarcus Cousins’ health

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — After missing the previous two games because of a sore right ankle, DeMarcus Cousins will play when the Warriors (48-22) host the Indiana Pacers (44-28) on Thursday at Oracle Arena.Cousins injured his right ankle toward the end of Saturday’s win in Oklahoma City, and then missed the team’s ensuing back-to-back in San Antonio (Monday) and Minnesota …last_img read more

La promotion economique des noirs

first_imgLa politique de promotion economique des noirs (BEE) n’est pas une simple initiative morale visant a reparer les torts du passe. Il s’agir d’une strategie de croissance pragmatique qui vise a realiser la totalite du potentiel economique.Au cours des decennies precedant la democratie sud-africaine obtenue en 1994, le gouvernement de l’apartheid excluait systematiquement les personnes africaines, indiennes et de couleur, rassemblees sous le termes de personnes noires, de toute participation significative a l’economie du pays.Cela a inevitablement provoque une grande pauvrete et une grande souffrance ainsi qu’une economie profondement malade.Ces distorsions de l’economie ont meme conduit a une crise debutant dans les annees 70, lorsque la croissance du produit interieur brut est tombe a zero puis a stagne a environ 3,4 % dans les annees 80. Alors que d’autres economies en voie de developpement possedant des ressources similaires progreessaient, l’Afrique du Sud stagnait.Un potentiel totalNotre pays a besoin d’une economie qui reponde aux besoins de tous nos citoyens economiques, de notre peuple et de leurs entreprises, de façon durable  a declare le Departement du Commerce et de l’Industrie (DTI) dans son document relatif a la strategie BEE.Cela ne sera possible que si notre economie s’appuie sur la totalite du potentiel de toutes les personnes et communautes a travers le pays.Malgre les nombreux benefices economiques realises dans le pays depuis 1994 et une croissance qui a atteint 4 % voire plus au cours de chaque trimestre depuis 2004, la fracture entre les riches et les pauvres persiste. Comme le DTI le souligne, ces inegalites peuvent avoir un effet important sur la stabilite politique :Les societes caracterisees par une inegalite inflexible entre les sexes ou des disparites de richesse definies par la race ou l’ethnie ont peu de chances d’etre stables socialement et politiquement, surtout parce que la croissance economique peut facilement exacerber ces inegalites.Une croissance aux bases elargiesLa promotion economique des noirs n’est pas une action de discrimination positive bien que l’emploi equitable en fasse partie. Elle ne vise pas non plus a vaguement prendre les richesses des blancs et a les donner aux noirs. C’est essentiellement une strategie de croissance qui vise le point faible de l’economie d’Afrique du Sud : l’inegalite.Aucune economie ne peut progresser en excluant une partie de sa population et une economie qui ne progresse pas ne peut pas integrer tous ses citoyens de façon significative a declare le DTI.En tant que telle, cette strategie met l’accent sur un processus de BEE associe a la croissance, au developpement et au developpement d’entreprises et n’est pas une simple redistribution des richesses existantes.La promotion economique des noirs est donc un instrument politique important visant a elargir la base economique du pays, et par ce biais, a stimuler encore la croissance economique et la creation d’emplois.La strategie possede une base elargie tel que cela est indique par le nom de la legislation : Loi de promotion economique des noirs a base elargie de 2003.Cela traduit l’approche du gouvernement qui consiste a placer la promotion economique des noirs dans le contexte d’une strategie de promotion nationale plus large.basee sur les personnes historiquement defavorisees et en particulier les noirs, les femmes, les jeunes, les handicapes et les communautes rurales a declare le DTI.Comme le DTI le souligne, la discrimination est encore plus grande lorsqu’elle associe la race au sexe et/ou a un handicap.Comment appliquer le BEE ?La promotion economique des noirs est encadree par la loi et des reglements. Une fiche de notation generique a l’echelle du secteur fait partie integrante de la Loi du DEE de 2003 :Promotion directe par la detention et le controle d’entreprises et d’actifs.Une direction de niveau superieur.Une egalite dans le developpement des ressources humaines et de l’emploi.Une promotion indirecte par le biais :d’une offre preferentielle,d’un developpement des entreprises, etde l’investissement social des entreprises, une categorie ouverte residuelle.Cette fiche de notation, tout comme celle pour les multinationales, est definie et elaboree dans les codes de bonnes pratiques de BEE recemment publies qui deviendront bientot des lois.Les codes de bonnes pratiques, qui regissent la façon dont les societes exercent en Afrique du Sud, permettent aux societes internationales et multinationales d’avoir une certaine souplesse en matiere de structuration des contrats de promotion. Par exemple, il n’est pas necessaire que la representation existe au niveau de la detention.Les codes s’appliquent a tous les organes gouvernementaux et entreprises publiques et le gouvernement devra les appliquer lorsqu’il prendra des decisions economiques en matiere de :offre,accords de licences et de concessions,partenariats public-prive, etla vente d’actifs ou entreprises appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises prives doivent appliquer les codes si elles souhaitent faire des affaires avec une entreprise publique ou un organe gouvernemental, c’est a dire repondre a un appel d’offres, demander des licences et des concessions, faire partie de partenariats public-prive ou acquerir des actifs appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises sont aussi incitees a appliquer les codes dans leurs relations les unes avec les autres car l’offre preferentielle affectera la plupart des societes privees le long de la chaine d’approvisionnement.Les differents secteurs doivent etablir leurs propres chartes BEE afin que tous les secteurs puissent adopter une approche uniforme de la promotion et de la façon de l’evaluer.Le DTI possede des documents et informations pertinents sur la promotion economique des noirs (en anglais) disponibles en ligne, y compris :Document de la strategie BEELoi BEECodes de bonnes pratiques BEEChartes sectorielles BEEDerniere mise a jour de l’article : Juillet 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :Department of Trade and IndustrySouth Africa Yearbooklast_img read more

United Nations Special Rapporteur expected to release interim report on New Mexico

first_imgBeverly Andrews APTN National NewsThe United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is expected to release an interim report Friday on her visit to two territories in the United States.Victoria Tauli-Corpuz toured sites in New Mexico and North Dakota this week.In North Dakota, Tauli-Corpuz held meetings on the Fort Berthold reservation. The community sits 250 kilometres north-west of where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been battling against the Dakota Access pipeline.But unlike Standing Rock, Fort Berthold is in the heart of the Bakken oilfields and hosts a number of pipelines on its territory.The UN special rapporteur also talked to people in Bismarck and that is where APTN caught up to [email protected]last_img read more

Ray Rice On AntiBullying Campaign in Wake of Kids

Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice has been somewhat of a bully on the football field, running over opponents at every chance. But he has a problem with bullying among kids at school, and wants to stem this growing trend.The 26-year-old Rice has spoken at several local Maryland schools about bullying, having been touched by the death of 12-year-old Bailey O’ Neill.O’ Neill, who was a student at Darby Township in Pennsylvania, was taken off life support Sunday after being placed in a medically induced coma. He was beaten up by fellow classmates on January 10, causing seizures. Doctors placed O’Neill in the medically induced coma to stop the seizures.Rice took to his Facebook page Sunday.“I reached out to the family and was able to spend about 45 minutes on the phone with them,” Rice wrote. “I could hear their sadness, worry, frustration and grief. They would be faced with removing their son, cousin, nephew, and best friend from life support.”The Super Bowl champion expressed confusion in trying to understand why bullying has been so prevalent.“I don’t know if we will ever get to a point where bullying is actually considered a CRIME, rather than “kids being kids” or a “playground incident,” Rice wrote.Rice told between thousands at an anti-bullying rally in Baltimore last July that his sister was the victim of bullying.“Going into the eighth grade, a girl kept on picking [my sister],” Rice said via The Postgame. “The girl threw a rock, hit my sister in the eye, and my mother’s first reaction was to tell her to retaliate. That wasn’t the right answer.”Rice said after getting the police and the principal involved, that his sister has not had any more problems from the girl. Unfortunately, the outcome for Bailey was not the same.“But, I DO KNOW THIS: I will NOT give up my fight. Every day I will continue to fight AGAINST bullying and fight FOR Kindness,” Rice wrote.He added: “Bailey – my little buddy, I will not let you become just another bully statistic…you are my inspiration and one more angel that will help me continue the fight for kids everywhere. You are going to help me save lives. RIP my little friend.”The investigation into O’Neill’s death is ongoing. read more

Efforts underway to promote AYUSH abroad

first_imgKolkata: The ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of foreign countries to promote research and development of traditional medicines abroad.The AYUSH ministry recently entered into an agreement with various institutions across the globe that include the National Centre for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi in USA, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine in UK, College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO) Canada, United States Pharmacopoeia Convention, Universidad Maimonides, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Medical Research Infrastructure and Health Services of Tel Aviv. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe system of Ayurvedic medication has a significant role in delivering healthcare to masses. It is cost-effective and benefits economically challenged patients. According to sources, the AYUSH ministry has signed MoUs with these countries as they have shown interest in promoting AYUSH as a method of treatment. It will also chalk out a detailed plan on how traditional modes of treatment can be adopted in foreign countries. It may be mentioned here that the ministry tied up with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote India’s traditional form of medical treatment. The ministry in assistance with the WHO, has been developing a standard terminology in Ayurveda, Unani, Sidhha so that the terms which are originally in Sanskrit can be comprehended by the people in foreign countries. The main purpose behind the tie up is to promote the quality and safety of traditional system and medicine and consumer protection. Ayurveda morbidity codes and standard terminology have been prepared so that AYUSH can be adopted in foreign hospitals. Ministry of AYUSH has already established North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine in Arunachal Pradesh as a premier research Institute in all aspects of folk medicine knowledge with linkages and collaboration with other research institutions. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe government is documenting ethno-medical claims in a structural format through Medico-Ethno-Botanical Survey Programme (MEBS) and Tribal Health Care Research Programme (THCRP) in 17 states. Dr Sumit Sur, regional coordinator of Bengal, Odisha and North East, National Ayurveda Students’ and Youth Association, said: “We welcome the step taken by the Union AYUSH ministry. The tie-up with foreign countries will help in the promotion of our oldest and traditional methods of treatment.”last_img read more