The now distinct possibility of tainted American Justin Gatlin dethroning Usain Bolt at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing has become even more of a clear and present danger to all concerned. Indeed, one IAAF presidential candidate said it loud and clear: “World athletics need Bolt to beat Gatlin in Beijing.” One former British Olympian, Darren Campbell, has taken a more convoluted approach to the scenario, expressing his hope that Gatlin beats Bolt in Beijing so that the powers that be will finally pay attention to the scourge of drug use in the sport. The entire swing of sentiments going into these World Championships is against Gatlin winning, despite him being the clear world leader in both the 100 and 200m events over the last two years. The man is like an unwelcome guest in his own house, with duty of evicting him falling to Usain Bolt. My sincere hope is that Bolt and his handlers do not make the mistake of taking onto their shoulders the wider off track intricacies of the sport, at the expense of what is good for Bolt the champion athlete and Bolt the Legend. They should leave the Justin Gatlin headache to the designated administrators of the sport. We know the erudite mind that Glen Mills possesses on all matters of track and field, in particular as it relates to Bolt. I maintain that if there is even the slightest chance of Bolt losing his sprint titles to Gatlin in Beijing, then the big Jamaican should call it a “no go”. Even at this late stage. Bolt the sprinter has nothing to prove to anyone. At this stage of his career, the preservation and protection of his legacy should be more important than trying to write the wrongs of the world governing body of the sport. The normal pressure of competition, the task of trying to get into championship winning shape this season, compounded by the threat of a hungry, motivated and feisty competitor like Gatlin is in and of itself enough to bear. The consideration of the consequences of having a two-time dope cheat becoming the face of the sport while significant, is simply not Bolt’s war to fight. The IAAF is responsible for leaving the door ajar, allowing Gatlin and others to return to the sport. They are the ones who should fix that problem, not Bolt. Bolt needs to concentrate all his energies on maintaining his status of being the world’s fastest man and the greatest sprinter ever, as an active competitor that should be his obligation to himself and to the sport. If the big Jamaican is not in shape to beat Gatlin in the next couple weeks, then he should simply step away from the track, begin the arduous task of his preparing to get into the best possible shape of his life for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and look to go out in a blaze of glory. Along the way he should stay clear of the IAAF politics.
MOST READ Perez is just glad to finally be on a competitive setting anew after three years of treading in the Team B circuit while serving his residency.“I’m really happy to play for LPU and I’m glad to play for NCAA again. I’m so excited,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Perez’ giddiness, though, may have gotten the better of him as he also committed seven of Lyceum’s 21 turnovers, a part of his game that coach Topex Robinson playfully took a shot at.“He’s still the same, same with his turnovers,” said the youthful mentor to his prized possession in jest. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReturning to his old stomping grounds, CJ Perez didn’t look like he missed a beat as he dazzled in his first official NCAA game with Lyceum.The 23-year-old lived up to the hype and racked up 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the Pirates’ NCAA Season 93-opening 96-75 victory over JRU on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “If we can be consistent, we can go far this season,” he said.And Lyceum can test its mettle early as it gears up for defending champion San Beda on Friday. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But Perez took it in stride, knowing that he has to be better in the coming games.The 6-foot-2 prodigy, however, doesn’t want the spotlight all for himself, saying that the secret for the huge acclaim the Pirates have been getting from their preseason showing should also be credited to his teammates.“I’m the same CJ Perez, but the team is what helps us win. It’s our camaraderie, we’re all close and we’re all focused, which bonds the team and makes us work, especially on the defensive end,” he said.Lyceum gave the fans a glimpse on how potent the team can be when locked in, shutting down the usually gritty Heavy Bombers.Perez noted that the performance was just the tip of the iceberg as he expects the Pirates to continue working hard in hopes of figuring in the Final Four race later in the season.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time View comments
Drama unfolded last week at the Buchanan Magisterial Court in Grand Bassa County, when scores of traditional leaders stormed the courtroom and withdrew a criminal case involving the county’s finance officer, Sylvester Taylor, and the leader of a group known as “Aggrieved Bassa Citizens,” Du-Ben Cleon.Defendant Cleon was charged by the court with multiple crimes ranging from malevolence, disorderly conduct and terrorist threats when the traditional leaders interfered in the matter.More besides, the court had also granted a criminal appearance bond filed to prevent Cleon from going to jail. The crimes under the law qualify for bail.Taylor and his wife, Leonie, initially complained to the court that the defendant allegedly threatened to lead a group of people to demonstrate against and physically attack them as a means of preventing them from leaving the county.They further alleged that the threat was made on a local radio station, Radio One, in Lower Hardlandville Township outside of Buchanan.The alleged incident, according to Taylor, took place on October 2.It all started while the case was in progress when the traditional leaders, headed by Grand Bassa County supreme grand Zoe Edward Gramar, informed Senior Associate Magistrate, Vasco Brown, that they had opted to have the matter resolved outside of court.Grand zoe Gramar was accompanied to the court by the Grand Bassa County chairman of the National Traditional Council, John Taywayou.Immediately, Magistrate Brown agreed with the request made by the elders.He however did not explain on what legal grounds he had decided to throw out the criminal case from his courtroom.At the end of the day, the traditional leaders informed the Daily Observer Grand Bassa correspondent that the matter had been amicably resolved.In his complaint, Taylor further alleged that the defendant accused him of stealing money from the county’s coffers to travel with his wife to the United States of America.It was based on that complaint that the court said the statement was risky and it placed the Taylors in a state of fear and agony, causing them to abandon their homes.Senior Associate Magistrate Vasco Brown also considered the alleged complaint as criminal and a violation of sections 11.2, 14.24 and 17.3 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Sensational Liberian artist Sweetz says her long stay away from the musical scene was a break she took to focus on the progress of another career.“I decided to take a break from the spotlight for a short while and get behind the scenes,” Sweetz says, adding, “I’m now venturing into video directing at Loveland Productions, a small production company, started by my friend.“I am also the makeup artist and image consultant for all clients whose videos we shoot. We just wrapped up Naymo Records artist TCrack, PCK and L’Frankie’s ‘Back to Buchanan’ video and a few others as well.”“I’m definitely taking the time off to really decide what to do next musically. Please don’t get scared fans; I’m still in the music game. I’m not going away,” Sweetz, told fans.Sweetz says she is totally involved in building the entertainment careers of young artists. “When you give back to the society as an artist it is a blessing, sometimes life throws you in a different direction to help you gain your balance and prepare you for the next step.”The biggest challenge of an artist is surfacing into the next level of the game and right now it is in that direction her career is moving, she says.“Just like every artist in the world, my goals are to release singles, shoot videos to accompany them, go on tour, drop an album… I’m taking my own time to make this happen, fans should not worry, the hits are on their way. I can’t afford to let my fans suffer that long; I love them dearly.” She discloses that by next week she will debut the Dance Captain from her Pretty Jues Entertainment in a dance video showcasing the latest Lib Swag dance. “My heart is full of joy to see my Dance Captain coming up with such a project,” Sweetz says further. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Rep. Domah has contrasting view about the division of Nimba-Says ‘majority Nimbaians’ will decide The creation of 5 new counties in 1964 by President Tubman was intended to address the issue of unequal representation. Prior to 1964 Liberia was divided into five counties, Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Sinoe and Maryland, 3 provinces, and 4 territories namely Marshall, Bomi Territory, Gibi Territory, Kru Coast Territory and Sasstown Territory.The provinces were Central Province, which includes present- day Nimba and Bong counties, Western Province which comprises present-day Lofa and Gbarpolu counties, and Eastern Province, made up of present-day, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, and Grand Kru counties.Until 1964, Nimba was part of Central Province, which included present-day Bong County. Since Nimba gained county status, it has never been divided as has been the case with Grand Gedeh, Maryland and Lofa counties. There has never even been a discussion about a division of Upper and Lower Nimba County, unlike Bong County where a presumed dichotomy exists between what is referred to as Upper Bong and Lower Bong.Nimba, the most populous, has been making enviable strides in economic development. But since 2011, Nimba County has played hosts to an intense power struggle (bickering, squabbling), with some residents calling for a split which on the one hand would create Lower Nimba and, on the other, Upper Nimba.Since 2017 the power play has intensified, leading to widespread debates among the County’s lawmakers and beyond.In the aftermath of claims and counter-clams, Nimba County District #7 Representative, Roger Domah, has told the Daily Observer that though he “seriously stands against the split,” he believes that majority of his kinsmen will decide the fate of the County.The UP lawmaker frowned on the idea of splitting the County, adding: “I support a united Nimba County instead.”Domah has advised the leadership of Nimba County Caucus not to meddle in citizens’ politics suggesting the County’s split, but to allow the citizens to make the decision all by themselves. He however said it would be at the disadvantage of the citizens to divide the County.Rep. Domah replaced Representative Worlea-Saywah Dunah, who did not seek re-election after serving for 12 years at the 52nd and 53rd Legislature respectively.Reports say the “split” debate in the County is being masterminded by some influential people, especially members of the Legislature from southeastern Liberia, to relegate Senator Prince Y. Johnson’s somehow unchallenged role as the sole “Political Godfather of the County.”Even though there has not been any law up to press time yesterday to officially divide the County, there are also reports that the County Electoral District #5 Representative, Samuel G. Korgar, and some southern Lawmakers are among those pushing for the implementation of a law that would see Nimba County divided into two.Besides seeking to oust a single man (Senator Prince Johnson) as the political godfather of the County, they also claim the division would create an avenue (way, path) for additional seats in the upper house of parliament (senate).However, there has been stiff resistance from majority of the citizens, who believe that the law, if implemented, would break down the unity and the political prowess of the County, increasing ethnic tension.It may be recalled that on March 10, during a week-long Reconciliation Program of Rep. Domah, Sinoe County District #2 Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh argued that sometimes division is necessary to promote infrastructural developments, though he claims not to support the division of Nimba.“I am not supporting division of the County, but Montserrado has six senators today because they divided themselves,” Rep. Sloh argued.He said Bomi and Margibi counties have two senators each, while River Cess and River Gee, which broke away from Bassa and Grand Gedeh counties respectively, also have two senators each.“You can still be divided and maintain your unity,’ the Sinoe lawmaker indicated.Since March 10, Rep. Sloh’s statement has left many with the belief that the division of Nimba is being masterminded by lawmakers from the southeast. Some have pointed fingers at Senate Pro-tempore Albert Chie, who is believed to be one of the main protagonists supporting the division of Nimba and what is foreseen by some as the County’s subsequent collapse.In an interview with Senator Thomas Grupee concerning the threats of a Gbi and Doru incorporation into River Cess County, he (Grupee) pointed fingers at Senator Francis Paye of River Cess for advancing the idea. He said that Paye orchestrated the splitting of Nimba in order to gain political relevance, because of promises made to his constituency.Nimba County is located in northeastern Liberia and shares borders with La Côte d’Ivoire in the East and the Republic of Guinea in the Northeast. One of 15 counties that comprise the first-level of administrative division, the County has six statutory districts. Sanniquellie serves as the capital with the area of the County measuring 11,551 square kilometres (4,460 sq mi), the largest in the nation. Ganta is the most populous city in Nimba County. As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 462,026, making it the second most populous county.Named after Neinbaa Tohn Mountain, the tallest peak in the Nimba mountain range, Nimba County is also bordered by Bong and Grand Bassa counties to the west, River Cess County to the southwest, and Grand Gedeh County to the southeast.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) placing Government’s shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Inc on the local stock market will not absolve the incumbent Administration of the conundrum that it has placed itself in with regards to this issue.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said in a statement that the move points to an issue which deals with Stockfeeds purchasing shares from NICIL, with the approval of Cabinet, below market value. This was confirmed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan who indicated that the shares were sold below market value at $25 each.Nandlall’s contention was that arrangement should warrant the institution of criminal charges as the transaction is identical to ones in which former Government Ministers under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration were charged for and are currently before the courts.“The gravamen of my criticism of the sale was (and still is), that the sale was conducted in the identical manner in which NICIL sold many assets of the State under the PPP Government, but that nine of those transactions are the subject ofFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlallcriminal charges instituted by SOCU.He was referring to the case involving former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, and the former Chief Executive Officer of NICIL, Winston Brassington, in accordance with the advice of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Singh and Brassington are accused of selling various properties at prices the State contends were grossly undervalued at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara.Nandlall therefore argued that since the Constitution of Guyana guarantees to every citizen as a fundamental right, equal treatment before the law, he feels that the Office of the DPP should move to either forthwith terminate the charges against Singh and Brassington or to forthwith institute similar charges in relation to this latest sale, because it is in no different from each other.“Anything short of this will constitute unconstitutional conduct, discrimination, violation of the rule of law, political persecution and an abuse of the legal process,” Nandlall said, adding that from the statement issued by NICIL, it appears that the recent sale has now been rescinded, presumably, because of these criticisms and the shares have been placed on the local stock market.Shift in strategyNICIL on Tuesday announced that 6,099,927 of its equity shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Incorporated are on the local stock market. The placement of the shares on the stock market comes after previous attempts to dispose of the shares failed. The current majority shareholder, Robert Badal, was the only person to make an offer for the shares held by NICIL when they were advertised for sale.The placement on the local stock exchange also signals a shift in strategy by NICIL, and an effort to widen shareholding by providing more opportunities for the Guyanese public to participate in investments in public companies.In a release to the media, NICIL said it believes the placement of these shares on the local market will greatly contribute to the depth; diversification and enrichment of the local stock market coupled with the copious potential investments gains to the general public which is likely to ensue.However, Nandlall posited that “this will not rectify the conundrum that the Government finds itself in, as it is beyond doubt that, it is the Government that is the driving force behind the criminal charges against Singh and Brassington. By those charges, the Government and the DPP have made the selling of State assets at a market determined prices, a criminal offence.”He noted that assets of the State must, now, only be sold at a price determined by a Certificate of Valuation. So, NICIL is not better off by putting these shares for sale on the stock market.”Addressing the legality of the criminal charges that Singh and Brassington are currently engaging in the High Court, Nandlall posited that “If these charges receive the imprimatur of that court, then in the future, State assets can only be lawfully sold if it is done in accordance with a Certificate of Valuation, irrespective of the price generated by market forces.”“In the same vein, any person who receives a benefit as a term and condition of service with the Government is liable to be charged with larceny of the same, even if it receives the approval of the Executive President of this land! That is now the law of Guyana.”According to the former Attorney General, “this is what happens when politicians are interfering with the criminal justice system in a society.”Since the NICIL shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Limited surfaced in the public domain recently there has been vigorous discussion of the value of the shares versus the value of the offer made by the majority shareholder.NICIL is of the view that ultimately, now that the shares have been placed on the stock exchange, the market will eventually determine the true value of the shares.
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1 Italian giants Roma are plotting a move for Arsenal target Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to Turkish reports.The 24-year-old is at the centre of much transfer speculation following an excellent season in which he helped Besiktas secure the Turkish Super League title.Ozyakup, a former Arsenal trainee, has been linked with a return to the Emirates this summer but the Gunners face stiff competition for his signature.Roma are the latest team to be linked with the midfielder, who made 38 appearances in all competitions last season.Roma sporting director Monchi is reportedly keen on a deal for the 24-year-old and is ready to launch a £13m bid to try and lure him to the Italian capital.Arsenal remain interested but must act quickly if they want to snap up one of Europe’s most promising midfielders. Oguzhan Ozyakup in action for Turkey
IT’S more than two months since Donegal’s GAA heroes lifted the Sam Maguire and tonight in Dublin the entire squad will be reunited again for the first time since that victory.The event is a fundraiser at the Dtwo Club at the Harcourt Hotel – with all funds going to the players fund.Jim McGuinness (now also of Glasgow Celtic fame!) will join captain Michael Murphy, the rest of the squad and of course Sam Maguire at the event. Doors open at 6pm and entry fee is €10.Rory Gallagher (the singer, not the coach) will be there to entertain the crowds….another chance to hear Jimmy’s Winning Matches…but also some of the great songs on his new album.And if you can’t make it to Dublin, Jim and and the team will be waiting to take your call during a fonathon.RING THE HOTLINE: 00353 (1) 4764694 PHONE IN, DONATE AND SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF THE TEAM OR MANAGEMENT 5PM – MIDNIGHT. It promises to be a great night. DONEGAL GAA STARS READY FOR CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DUBLIN was last modified: November 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GAA STARS READY FOR CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DUBLINDtwodublinHarcourt Hotel
Can things get any better for Mojo GoGo?Mojo GoGoTheir recent video for their new song ‘Dancing With Me On Your Mind’ got more hits than the average Katie Taylor opponent.They have also been nominated for the Hot Press ‘Most Promising Act of 2013’/ Now in association with Jameson Ireland and Balcony TV they have been Chosen to take part in the Jameson St Patrick’s Day Live Celebrations.The lads filmed live performances in the Old Jameson Distillery last week.The videos will feature on Balcony TV on St Patrick’s Day and across Jameson media channels. NOW A WHISKEY COMPANY WANTS TO MAKE MOJO GOGO TV STARS! was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MOJO GOGO
DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel.Today’s Weather: A lovely start to the day across County Donegal with lots of sunshine and clear skies from dawn. However it will be cooler to begin with. The sunny start will continue through the afternoon with temperatures up to 14C in inland areas of Donegal – more like 11C on the coasts.Winds will be lighter than they were at the weekend, dropping to aroun 15km/hr at times and coming from the west and north west. There will be a bit more cloud later, but not enough to hold on to the temperatures so it will be colder overnight tonight, temperatures dropping to 4C overnight with the possibility of a grass frost.Tomorrow: At this stage more of the same. Sunny, bright.Sources: Met eireann, BBCNI, Sky. DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers!BRIGHT AND SUNNY: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal daily weatherdrysunshine
In a pattern that sounds familiar, an insect fossil has been found that (1) is the oldest ever discovered, and (2) shows that “winged flight may have emerged earlier than previously thought.” Estimates put this fossil at about 400 million years old, among the first creatures to colonize the land. Though wing impressions were not found, the specimens may have belonged, based on other detectable features, to an order of winged insects.Source: BBC News, based on the finding by Engel and Grimaldi published in Nature.1 The authors say, “In fact, Rhyniognatha has derived characters shared with winged insects, suggesting that the origin of wings may have been earlier than previously believed. Regardless, Rhyniognatha indicates that insects originated in the Silurian period and were members of some of the earliest terrestrial faunas.”1Michael S. Engel and David A. Grimaldi, “New light shed on the oldest insect,” Nature 427, 627 – 630 (12 February 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02291.Anybody see evolution here? The first bugs are already bugs. The authors make a valiant attempt to fit these into some kind of evolving lineage, but the discussion is all inference based on guesswork. A set of disconnected links does not comprise a chain.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
18 January 2013Soccer fans attending the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in South Africa can be assured of a safe, enjoyable experience.The South African Police Service (SAPS) and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) have assured visiting Afcon fans that they will be protected from the moment they arrive at the country’s ports of entry.Joints operations centreAddressing the media in Pretoria on Thursday, the SAPS’s Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela said that all Afcon security operations would be coordinated through a national joint operational and intelligence structure (Natjoints).Situated in Pretoria, and fitted with the most sophisticated technology, Natjoints will be manned by representatives from the SAPS, SANDF, Metro Police, Intelligence agencies and representatives from various government departments.It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the tournament, which runs from 19 January through 10 February.Natjoints started operating on 10 January and will continue with its operations until 19 February. Natjoints structures will be duplicated in other host provinces.“The mandate is to plan, implement, execute and monitor all inter-departmental and cross-provincial operations affecting safety, security and stability in the Republic of South Africa,” Mawela said.He added that much had been done to ensure that soccer fans enjoyed the tournament.According to Mawela, Natjoints had been successfully coordinating major events for the past 12 years, including the 2003 cricket and the 2010 soccer World Cups and various international conferences, the most recent being COP 17.Police along all routes, in stadiums, on trainsHe said police would be deployed along all major routes leading to the stadiums, adding that “spotters” would be deployed inside and outside the stadiums during matches to ensure that trouble makers were immediately identified and removed from the stadiums.Air-space restrictions will also be in force over all stadiums used for the Afcon tournament.Police officials will also be deployed in trains to ensure the safety of fans travelling to and from the stadiums.Mawela added that there would be a team of dedicated detectives dealing with all Afcon-related cases.National Police Commissioner Ria Phiyage expressed confidence in the Afcon security strategy, saying she was certain all would go according to plan.Source: SANews.gov.za
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