Lewandowski among nominees for FIFA Best player of the year
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named among the nominees on Wednesday for the FIFA Best award, but no German male was included.Lewandowski scored 55 goals in all competitions last season to help Bayern to a Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League treble. The Pole has already won the Germany and UEFA player of the season awards and is favourite for FIFA's prize. France Football's Ballon d'Or is not happening this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The men's nominees are Thiago Alcantara (Spain/Bayern/Liverpool),Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgi...
LA shuts restaurants as virus surges, but Europe eases lockdowns
Los Angeles (AFP) - A restaurant dining ban in Los Angeles was due to come into force Wednesday as officials warned Americans to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, while parts of Europe eyed looser coronavirus lockdowns over the festive season.The three-week order in America's second-biggest city will begin as California faces record Covid-19 cases, and its health secretary urged people to avoid large family gatherings."It's as important to say 'no' even when it comes to the closest people in our family," doctor Mark Ghaly said, adding he had barred his mother from a planned celebration.T...
Nigeria’s protein deficiency creates economic and social burden – Sutter
JIM SUTTER is the chief executive officer of the US Soybean Export Council. In this interview with JOSEPHINE OKOJIE, he spoke about the impact of protein deficiency and opportunities in the Nigerian market for US Soybean.Could you please tell me about the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and what it does?We differentiate and build a preference for US soy, and we ensure market access for US soy in markets all around the world. We represent US Soy farmers and 100 organizations in the export supply chain. We have a global network of about 140 people that work for our organisation most of them ar...
Troops kill 82 bandits with ‘very high tech’ weapons in Katsina, Zamfara
No fewer than 82 bandits, armed with very high calibre weapons, including Anti-Aircraft (AA) Guns, have been killed and several others injured in air interdiction missions executed by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji in Katsina and Zamfara states.John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), who disclosed this on Wednesday said 67 bandits were killed at Birnin Kogo Forest in Katsina, while 15 armed bandits were eliminated at Ajjah Forest in Zamfara State.The coordinator said both airstrikes were carried out yesterday, 23 November, sequel to credible Human Intelligence (...
UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers
The United Nations is "very concerned" over reports of the arrests in Egypt of human rights activists, the world body's spokesman said on Tuesday.Stephane Dujarric made special mention of the arrest of three members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution
There is cautious calm in the Eastern Mediterranean following the victory of Joe Biden in US presidential elections.While Athens could not hide its optimism about Biden's victory, Turkey's silence was finally broken by a congratulatory message from Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both responses provide an initial picture of the shape of future relations between the two sides and Washington.Amid the Greek media's celebrations of Biden's win and the Turkish media's focus on events in Nagorno-Karabakh to distract attention from US elections, a geopolitical perspective is needed to understand the impact of ...
British mining company changes forecast on Azerbaijan’s precious metals production in 2020
By Ayya LmahamadThe British company Anglo Asian Mining, the operator on the development of gold deposits in Azerbaijan, has reduced its forecast for 2020 on the production of precious metals to 68,000-72,000 ounces of gold equivalent, the company has reported.It was noted that this reduction is mainly due to some delays in underground development, resulting from the conscription of some engineering staff, together with a slowdown in tunnelling progress due to underground rock faulting.Moreover, the company confirmed that it is still on track to achieve a turnover in 2020 of over $100 million.E...
Veep To Speak At Nation Building Updates Tomorrow
Dr Mahamudu BawumiaVice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is billed to make a presentation at the Nation Building Updates (NBU).His presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2020.It will come off at 7:00pm at the Cedi Conference Centre, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon.The Thursday’s presentation will be the second of its kind for the Vice President and the 12th In the NBU series.In his first presentation made at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Vice President have a detailed account of the infrastructural projects the President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government had...
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Why some of the world's cities will be lighting up in orange from November 25
This week, many of the world's buildings and monuments will be lighting up in orange. This orange glow is a show of solidarity with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, launched in 1999 by UN Women and held annually, every November 25. As part of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence -- November 25 to December 10 -- a host of countries worldwide are gearing up to take action and raise awareness. And there's still plenty to do: according to figures from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), "one in three women will be raped, beaten, ...
Becker to leave as head of German men's tennis
Boris Becker is leaving the German Tennis Federation (DTB) and will give up his position as manager of men's tennis at the end of the year, the governing body said on Wednesday."Working for the DTB has given me great pleasure in the past three and a half years. Unfortunately I currently lack the time to continue with this extensive task," the three-times Wimbledon champion, 53, said in a statement.The DTB announced that Davis Cup team boss Michael Kohlmann will take over the responsibility for men's tennis.Alexander Zverev is Germany's top male tennis player but lost the US Open final in Septe...