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Pics of the day, August 16, 2018

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Ghana agrees to work with FIFA to tackle corruption in football

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Following a threat by FIFA to ban Ghana, the government on Thursday reached a deal with the global football governing body to clean up football administration in the country, effectiving shelving plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation.

Ghana’s attorney general had taken steps towards dissolving the embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) after an explosive documentary in June showed officials allegedly soliciting bribes worth millions of dollars.

FIFA countered that it would work with Ghana to tackle corruption but would not allow the GFA’s hasty liquidation.

Fruitful negotiations between FIFA, Ghana gov’t

FIFA president Gianni Infantino met a senior delegation from Accra on Thursday with both sides agreeing to “establish a normalisation committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association,” a FIFA statement said.

The committee will be staffed by people with “integrity and competence,” it added.

“Satisfied with the above measures, the Government of Ghana shall take steps to discontinue the process for the winding up of the Ghana Football Association,” FIFA further said.

Ghana’s attorney general Gloria Akuffo had said it June that “urgent measures” were needed to protect the public against the GFA, which she described as “an instrument for self-aggrandisement by people who run it to make themselves rich.”

Ghana’s football fortunes

Football is massively popular in the West African nation.

The graft revelations within the GFA sent shockwaves through the country just before the start of the World Cup in Russia. Ghana had failed to qualify for the tournament.

But the Black Stars captured fans across Africa during a thrilling run to the quarter-finals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

ALSO READ: Ghanaians shocked by alleged soccer bribery documentary


Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant

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Preview An employee fired from Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory 1’ battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.
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Tanzania electoral body tasks US Embassy to prove allegations of irregularities

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Tanzania’s electoral commission has tasked the United States to prove allegations it made on Wednesday, saying by-elections held on August 12 were marred by violence and intimidation.

In a statement published on its website on Wednesday, the US embassy in Dar es Salaam said the National Election Commission had refused to register opposition candidates and that they had been subject to police intimidation.

The embassy also cited unwarranted arrests of candidates and acts to suppress freedom of assembly and speech.

“Such actions undermine the rights that Tanzania’s constitution guarantees its citizens and jeopardize peace, stability, and security in the country and throughout the region,” the embassy said.

The vote in question involved a parliamentary by-election in the northwestern region of Kigoma and 36 local races, according to The Citizen, an English-language Tanzanian daily.

Tanzania electoral commission responds

In its response, the commission said the election was free and fair, adding that it has not received complaints from opposition candidates.

They also questioned the source of the information used by the US embassy to make an assessment.

‘‘The commission is demanding that the US embassy should prove all the allegations it made. They have to tell us how they got all the details on the polls when they were not allowed by the law?, read their statement signed by the chief information officer Christina Njovu.

There were no international observers involved in the by-election.

The U.S. Embassy had cited “credible” accounts of violence and irregularities ahead of the by-elections.

Two-faced Magufuli?

Magufuli’s government has introduced anti-corruption measures and tightened regulations on foreign companies, particularly in the mining sector.

Tanzanian opposition leaders have complained that tolerance for dissent has diminished rapidly since President John Magufuli took office in 2015 on pledges to reform the East African nation’s economy and crack down on corruption.

ALSO READ: Tanzania threatens pollster that said Magufuli’s popularity has reduced by 41%

Emilio Tuñón

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Emilio Tuñón
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How to build your own kitchen

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Whether you live in a mansion or a tiny house you’ll want to finish your house in a style that suits you and is practical. Considering the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your house it is only natural that you spend a little extra effort and funds on getting it right.

What you may not have considered is the possibility of building it yourself; it is possible.

Step 1 – Design

You can’t simply jump in head first. You need to consider the space you have available and how many cupboards are really necessary. Don’t scrimp on cupboards because you have limited space or a limited budget; you’ll only regret it later

You need to consider how easy it is to get from the stove to the refrigerator and the sink. It’s also important to work how much counter top space you really need.

You may find it useful to use an online tool to map the kitchen and create a virtual image of the result.

Building It

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Brussels will ‘not comment’ on reports Britain is spying on EU Brexit committee

Ozmic World News ® - 7 hours 24 min ago

Relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom hit a new low on Thursday, as the European Council refused to comment on claims that British spy agencies have spied on Brexit negotiators in Brussels.


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5 Essential Tools for Renovating a Home

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If you’re thinking of renovating your home, you’re going to need a well-equipped toolbox. Hiring professionals can prove to be pretty expensive, so doing various renovations yourself could save you a small fortune.

Once you’ve bought the tools you’ll need, they’re going to last you for many years. The question is, which tools are the most useful to invest in? Here, you’ll discover 5 essential tools you’ll need to carry out your own home renovations.

  1. Oscillating Multi Tool

An Oscillating multi tool comes in useful for a wide range of renovation tasks. They come with great interchangeable accessories to help you carry out numerous jobs such as cutting wood which is otherwise unreachable with standard saws.

So, what else can you do with these oscillating multi tools? Well, you can trim door casings, sand wood, cut pipes, remove old paint and remove old grout. Basically, whatever renovations you’re looking to do, an oscillating multitool can help.

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Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be ‘great patriot hostage’ for US

Ozmic World News ® - 8 hours 21 min ago

Preview President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will “pay nothing” for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released.

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Opificio Golinelli / diverserighestudio

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© Giovanni Bortolani © Giovanni Bortolani
  • Architects: diverserighestudio
  • Location: Via Paolo Nanni Costa, 14, 40133 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Lead Architects: Simone Gheduzzi, Nicola Rimondi, Gabriele Sorichetti
  • Area: 4500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Giovanni Bortolani

'You never had to say her last name' – Larry King pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin

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Preview Broadcast legend Larry King has paid tribute to the late ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday aged 76.

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Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail – embassy

Ozmic World News ® - 8 hours 57 min ago

Preview The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and ‘agent’ Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches.

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Stelida Terra / gfra architecture

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Trump’s grand military parade postponed until next year

Ozmic World News ® - 9 hours 57 min ago

Preview An extravagant military parade planned by President Donald Trump for November in Washington DC has been put on hold until next year. The parade was reportedly set to cost more than $90 million.

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