Napoli sack Manager Ancelotti

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Napoli have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti just hours after he helped the Serie A side seal qualification for the Champions League knockout phase. “SSC Napoli has taken the decision to part ways with first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti,” a club statement read. “The friendship and mutual respect between the club, President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remains intact.” Ancelotti was in charge on Tuesday as his side defeated Genk 4-0, sealing a second-place spot in Group E behind Liverpool. It was the first time that the Partenopei have reached that stage of the competition since 2016-17, but it was not enough to save Ancelotti’s job with his side slumping in recent weeks. Prior to Tuesday’s game Napoli had gone nine games without a win in all competitions, a run that had seen them drop down to seventh in the Serie A table, 17 points behind table-topping Inter. Ancelotti acknowledged that the victory over Genk may not have been enough to save his job after the game, saying that he was due to meet with De Laurentiis to discuss his future.Tags: Carlo AncelottiNapoliUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Ghanaian Vocational Teachers for Liberia Soon

first_imgAt least ten Ghanaian vocational teachers are scheduled to arrive in Liberia in September this year as part of a project to help build the capacity of Liberian technical and vocational teachers.The project, named JUMPSTART, is part of a Tripartite Arrangement between the governments of Ghana and Liberia on the one side and UNESCO on the other. The JUMPSTAR project will focus on training about 400 TVET teachers from four regions in Liberia in the areas of Adult Learning, Curriculum Development, Learner Assessment and Quality Assurance.Following a meeting with her Ghanaian counterpart John Mahama, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commended the government and people of Ghana for their “practical support to the development of Liberian youths through technical skills development.” The Liberia leader said cooperation in such areas as education between the two countries is indicative of the possibilities that can be achieved when ECOWAS countries cooperate.For his part, President Mahama said Ghana and Liberia must continue to work together in capacity development and transfer of knowledge and experience. He cited the historic bonds between the two countries, adding that Liberia and Ghana share a lot of similarities.The TVET JUMPSTART project is derived from the National Policy on Technical & Vocational Education (TVET) and will expand to utilizing trainers from other African countries. Local TVET experts will also be hired to conduct training of the teachers alongside the foreign expatriates. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Telkom teams up with AT&T

first_imgTelkom is set to expand its operationsin Africa, with the announcement of apartnership with global telecommunicationsgiant AT&T. Pictured is the Telkom Towerin Johannesburg. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Janine ErasmusSouth African telecommunications provider Telkom has signed a memorandum of understanding with global giant AT&T. The move will seamlessly connect the two networks on the African continent. The partnership is expected to open up new markets and generate new revenue opportunities.This will benefit African businesses, especially multi-national customers, who will be able to connect more effectively to world markets through the American communications company’s extensive global networks.Making the announcement, Telkom CEO Reuben September explained that the agreement would boost Telkom’s expansion plans and ultimately offer African customers the same quality of voice and data services found in developed countries, but at lower prices.The contract is expected to be finalised within five months. September and his US counterpart, Ronald Spears of AT&T Business Solutions, signed the agreement in Johannesburg in mid-April 2009.Formidable force“This presents a formidable force in dealing with customer needs across the continent,” commented September. “Our strategy is to grow our footprint across the continent, not only through acquisitions but also through partnerships.”“This opportunity is a milestone for AT&T,” added Spears. “Working with Telkom will enable us to extend our world-class IP-based services to sub-Saharan Africa as well as strengthen our ability to serve the needs of customers in the key South African market.”There were various factors that influenced the Texas-based AT&T’s decision to join forces with Telkom, said September. These included the fact that Telkom is now represented in 35 countries through investments in African service providers such as Africa Online and MWeb Africa; it has strong international connectivity, and has a history of strong enterprise relationship.The two companies will collaborate in a number of areas, such as the fast-growing mobile telephony market in Africa, security, teleconferencing, virtual private networks, and data and software hosting. Telkom will focus on infrastructure development, while AT&T will bring its range of products and services as well as international connectivity.Mutual benefitThe American company expects to gain a stronger foothold in sub-Saharan Africa through its partnership with Telkom, said Spears. The company has similar deals in China and the Middle East, both fast-growing regions.Spears added that the ever-improving economic situation in many African regions meant that there were an increasing number of clients that need world-class connectivity in order to be competitive.“Advanced telecommunications networking is a powerful driver of economic growth, prosperity and stability, and an agreement will help progress the availability of and investment in telecommunications services in these countries,” he said.Telkom, meanwhile, is hoping to target foreign firms that are expanding their operations in Africa.The company had been restricted, until now, from offering mobile voice products in South Africa and expanding into Africa south of the equator with anything other than fixed-line services. This was the result of a shareholders’ agreement that concerns Telkom’s 50% ownership of mobile services provider Vodacom.The shareholders’ agreement also affected Vodacom, which was not allowed to offer mobile services in Africa north of the equator. Now the same shareholders have agreed to sell 15% of the company’s stake in Vodacom to the other 50% owner, Vodafone. The deal, said to be worth US$2.5-billion (R22.5-billion), was announced in March 2009 and will give the UK-based company 65% ownership of Vodacom.Vodacom will be converted to a public company and listed on the main board of the JSE Limited, and Telkom’s remaining 35% stake will be unbundled and distributed to Telkom shareholders. Shareholders will also receive 50% of the after-tax proceeds as a special dividend.Vodafone’s additional investment in Vodacom is viewed as a strong sign of confidence in South Africa. It is hoped that the deal will boost competition in the telecommunications sector.Contentious dealAT&T is owned by Texas-based SBC Communications, a former Telkom and MTN investor. In 1997 SBC Communications and partner Telekom Malaysia bought 30% of Telkom, at a cost of $1.26-billion (R5.5-billion at the time). The management agreement was controlled by black empowerment consortium Thintana Communications, formed by SBC (60%) and Telekom Malaysia (40%).In 2004 Thintana announced that it would be reducing its Telkom stake by half, and towards the end of the same year it became known that the management company would pull out of South Africa completely, selling its remaining shares to a government-aligned consortium.Thintana, having recouped its initial investment with the first sale, would leave South Africa with a healthy profit of $950-million (R8.6-billion).Trade union Solidarity expressed its outrage at the situation, arguing that not only had thousands of jobs been lost during the five years that Thintana held sway, but also that Thintana, having made its billions, was removing this capital from South Africa. The deal was also widely slammed because it had guaranteed a five-year period of exclusivity for Telkom and effectively stifled any competition.Spears was confident, however, that the partnership would not be adversely affected by Telkom’s previous relationship with SBC, and that the way is now open for customers to benefit from the expertise that both companies bring to the partnership.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesNew funding for Neotel networkInfrastructure development in South AfricaUseful linksTelkomAT&TDepartment of CommunicationsIndependent Communications Authority of South Africalast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Soccer City 3

first_imgLocation: Johannesburg, Gauteng provinceCapacity: 94 500 seats during 2010 Fifa World Cup; 87 000 seats thereafterMatches: Opening mtach: South Africa vs Mexico (11 June), Netherlands vs Denmark (14 June), Argentina ve South Korea (17 June), Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire (20 June), Ghana vs Germany (23 June), Round of 16 (27 June), Quarter-final ( 2 July), Final (11 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,104.43, up 31.29 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up five cents, or 0.4 per cent, to $12.46 on 24.3 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Energy. Up $3.04, or 37.9 per cent, to $11.07 on 19.6 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up five cents, or 5.62 per cent, to 94 cents on 14.2 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. (TSX:WM). Base metals. Up 5.5 cents, or 25 per cent, to 27.5 cents on 10 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 4.53 per cent, to $3.92 on 8.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 24 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $17.76 on 6.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Energy. Up $3.04, or 37.9 per cent, to $11.07. Financial analysts say Husky Energy Inc. will likely have to sweeten its $3.3-billion hostile takeover bid for fellow Calgary oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp., although they concede there are few white knights that are big enough to ride to its rescue. In its offer Sunday, Husky said it was going directly to MEG’s shareholders after its board refused to consider a proposal. Husky closed down $1.47 or 6.48 per cent at $21.21 on 4.2 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) Up 34 cents, or two per cent to $17.27. Encana has an agreement to sell its San Juan assets in New Mexico to a Denver-based company for nearly $615 million. The Calgary-based oil and gas producer’s San Juan assets include lands that produce the equivalent of 5,400 barrels per day of oil. Denver-based DJR Energy, LLC says the acquisition will about double its land in the San Juan Basin to 141,639 hectares and increase its production to more than 6,000 barrels per day.last_img read more

Trans Mountain response not just about one pipeline says Trudeau

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The future of resource development across Canada depends on the federal government responding correctly to a court ruling that has stalled the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Justin Trudeau said Friday.The government’s response is about more than just one pipeline project, the prime minister said as he took part in what was billed as an armchair discussion at a business gathering in Ottawa.“What we need is not just this pipeline,” Trudeau said. “This is the way the world is going, and if we can demonstrate clarity and certainty for business through the processes to the investors, we will be able to get more built.”The opposition parties called on the Liberal government Friday to study the Trans Mountain court decision, and use it to better define what it means to truly consider the wishes of Indigenous communities before it launches into any new consultations over Trans Mountain.The Liberals promised a new process for consultation with Indigenous communities during the last election campaign, “and that promise was completely broken,” New Democrat MP Rachel Blaney said before introducing a motion that would see a Commons committee examine why the court rejected the Trudeau cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion.Her motion, along with a similar one introduced by Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, was voted down by Liberal members of the Commons committee on Indigenous and northern affairs. The Liberals didn’t speak to the motions and gave no reasons for rejecting them before adjourning. Trudeau called the court ruling “frustrating” and “devastating” for communities that were relying on the employment that would come with the Trans Mountain project.center_img “We need to be able to build resource projects of all different types with appropriate social license.”The Federal Court of Appeal quashed approval for the Trans Mountain project last week, citing insufficient consultation with Indigenous communities and failure to assess the environmental impact of more tanker traffic off British Columbia’s coast.The Conservatives and New Democrats both have blamed Trudeau for the ruling, accusing him of relying on “botched” consultations to further the pipeline project, which would bring more Alberta oilsands crude to port in B.C. for export overseas.But Trudeau said the decision must be seen in a broader context if the government is to ensure that Trans Mountain – and other resource projects – don’t get bogged down in endless court battles in the future.Trudeau fired back at critics who accuse his government of being unable to get large resource projects built, pointing to one major development that has already been approved in Canada but is facing roadblocks south of the border.“The Keystone XL pipeline has been approved in Canada for a long time and it’s bogged down in processes in the United States because, again, there are concerns that they hadn’t done enough around consultations in partnership with communities and environmental science,” Trudeau told the gathering.last_img read more

Rare of picture of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma

first_imgFez- A rare picture of King Mohammed and Princess Lalla Salma is circulating on social media since Thursday. The picture, which probably dates back to 2002 or 2003, shows the Moroccan monarch and his spouse wearing casual clothes away from any royal protocol.The photo was posted on the page of Mehdi Benkirane, founder and president of Association  “Enfantts du Coeur” (Children of the Hear)  and CEO of VMM – Les Victoires de la Musique au Maroc (Victory of Music in Morocco). Last October, other pictures of the Moroccan head of state were taken in the United Arab Emirates in which he appeared laid back. The pictures went also viral on social media, especially Facebook. MWN could not verify whether the picture is real or photoshopped. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Jose Gimenez hopeful of Diego Godin stay

first_imgAtletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has revealed he wants teammate Diego Godin to remain at the club despite speculation over his future.Gimenez is keen to continue playing alongside Godin with Los Rojiblancos for a long time as the veteran defender continues to be linked with A move to Italy.Godin’s contract expires at the end of the current season and the former Villarreal defender has been tipped to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan in July.The 32-year-old, who reportedly rejected a move to Manchester United at the start of the season, has called the Wanda Metropolitano home since arriving from Villarreal in 2010.Gimenez, who’s also a teammate of Godin at international level with Uruguay, is keen to continue learning from the experienced defender.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…There is a lot of talk of team-mates and I want everyone to do well in their careers,” Gimenez said, according to FourFourTwo.“But I want them with me because they are great players and we need them.”“I hope everyone stays, I love them all personally. The club also loves them and will do their best for everyone. I hope Diego is my partner for a long time.”last_img read more