SAPS applauded for showing corrupt cops the door
Johannesburg - The South African Policing Union (Sapu) has applauded SA Police Service’s anti-corruption task team for dismissing seven police officials for corruption. The group was arrested on June 4, during a pre-dawn operation, by the unit set up by National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole in 2017. The seven were implicated in corrupt activities including bribery, fraud and money laundering. Sapu general secretary Tumelo Mogodiseng said: “We are satisfied with the outcome; there is no place for corruption within the police ranks and it’s good to see such decisiveness. “Police hav...
The Dangerous Job of Protecting the Environment in Russia
Published in: The Moscow Times https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media/images/photographs/rudom.jpgShortly before 6 a.m. on Nov. 18, a large group of heavily armed masked men buzzed the door of a house in Krasnodar in southwestern Russia.The house serves as an informal office forEnvironmental Watch for Northern Caucasus (EWNC), a prominent independent environmental group.For years the group had monitored environmental issues in that region, including sensitive topics such as the impact of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and other questionable construction and infrastructure projects....
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'I'd love to return to Serie A' - Emerson opens door to Chelsea exit
Emerson Palmieri has opened the door to a Chelsea exit next year, admitting that he would "love to return to Serie A".Emerson has made 59 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea since joining the club from Roma for £18 million ($23m) in January 2018.The 26-year-old has also got his hands on the FA Cup and Europa League, but finds himself way down the squad pecking order under Frank Lampard at the moment.He has yet to feature for the Blues in the Premier League this season, with all four of his outings coming in cup competitions, and has just entered the final 18 months of his current c...
Barcelona elections set for January 24 to leave just one week to sort transfers - and Messi may already be out the door
The election to select Barcelona's new club president will take place on January 24, leaving little time to negotiate transfer deals and with Lionel Messi potentially having already agreed an exit.Carlos Tusquets, who is serving as interim president following the resignation of Josep Bartomeu, also confirmed that voting will take place at various venues and not only at Camp Nou, as is usual for these votes. This is a precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic.The vote will take place on a Sunday and, with Barcelona scheduled to play away to Elche in La Liga that weekend, there will be no poten...
West Brom sticking with Bilic - for now
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic isn't expected to be shown the door during the international break.The Mirror says Bilic will tread a tightrope at West Brom over the international break with his future still in doubt.Baggies' coach Bilic is under increasing pressure at The Hawthorns with the promoted outfit 18th and still yet to win this term.The Chinese-owned club are considering other potential bosses to replace Bilic with Charlton's Lee Bowyer among the names in the frame.Albion are still deciding whether to pull the trigger on Croatian Bilic,52, whose contract expires at the end of the season....
Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump
It was Thomas Jefferson who said that the best way to defend democracy is to participate in it, and that is exactly what the American people have done in record-breaking numbers in this US presidential election.Joe Biden received an astonishing 76 million votes in what is a clear victory for the former vice president over the incumbent president Donald Trump.But while Biden has won the election, Trumpism has not been fully repudiated. There was no "blue wave" to sweep away America's grubby dalliance with the authoritarian Trump. For he too, set a record, with his 71 million votes - the highest...
'We don't lose sight of him - Low keeps Germany door open for 2014 World Cup winner Gotze after strong start at PSV
Joachim Low says he is keeping the door open for Mario Gotze to return to the international fold with Germany.Gotze, who scored the winning goal for Germany against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, has not played for his country in three years.The 28-year-old's career took a nosedive after his crowning moment in Brazil, with Bayern Munich deciding to sell him back to Borussia Dortmund two years later following a string of fitness issues.His second spell at Westfalenstadion was equally underwhelming, and he was eventually allowed to leave the club as a free agent in the summer transfer wi...
‘You know where the door is’ – Setien to Messi
When you’re the fastest gun in town, it’s only understandable that there’ll always be someone out to challenge you. Which is when you either address the situation immediately and get the guns a-blazing to nip the situation in the bud or, if you’re having to deal with someone who’s clearly way not in your league, perhaps take it all with a whole barrel of salt.Thus was the situation when Barca’s former coach, Quique Setien, took it upon himself to put the Barca talisman and arguably best player in the world, Lionel Messi, in his place last season and it seemed abundantly clear from Messi’s body...
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Philippines shuts door on new coal power proposals
MANILA: The Philippines has stopped accepting new proposals for coal-based power projects to encourage investment in other energy sources like natural gas and renewables, the government’s energy chief said on Wednesday.The moratorium on endorsements for greenfield coal-powered plants comes as the government aggressively pursues natural gas as a major source of energy, not just for power generation but also industrial, commercial and household sectors.Coal is set to remain the dominant power source for years to come, however, with the coal-based projects already in the works and proposals alrea...
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'I was always ready' - Pochettino opens door to Premier League return amid Manchester United links
Mauricio Pochettino says he is ready to return to management, almost a year after he was sacked by Tottenham.The Argentine’s enthusiasm will no doubt intensify speculation linking him with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Manchester United.Pressure has begun to mount on Solskjaer at Old Trafford in recent months, with United currently 15th in the Premier League table.After taking Spurs to the Champions League final, Pochettino has been linked with a number of top jobs including those at Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.However, after six years in England, Pochettino se...