EPL giants on alert as Madrid set asking price for Isco, Asensio

EPL giants on alert as Madrid set asking price for Isco, Asensio 1

On Jul 19, 2019 8,099 0 Real Madrid have placed £72 million price tags on both Isco and Marco Asensio amid reported interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. Both players found themselves on the periphery of first-team action last season with Isco being limited to just 11 La Liga starts, while Asensio fared slightly better with 19. The duo are understood to be available for transfer should the right offer come in but Real have no intention of allowing either to move on in a cut-price deal. Los…

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Rural Teachers Reject $400 Allowance, To Press Ahead With July 22 Strike

Rural Teachers Reject $400 Allowance, To Press Ahead With July 22 Strike 2

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has rejected the deal agreed by the National Joint Negotiating Commission to award civil servants a $400 one-off payment cushioning allowance. The union said that it will press ahead with its job action on 22 July. ARTUZ said in a statement: ARTUZ flatly reject the deal agreed by NJNC The $400 cushioning allowance agreed for July falls far short of the monthly needs of the workers. The claim that negotiations for a Conditions of Living adjustment are underway are not sincere but…

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Lupane lecturers go on strike

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On Jul 19, 2019 14,355 0 By Michell Zvanyanya Lupane State University (LSU) lecturers have gone on strike following the institution’s failure to review their salaries. Lupane State University LSU Academic Staff Association members held a meeting on Wednesday and resolved to down tools. In an interview, LSU director of marketing and communication, Mr Zwelithini Dlamini confirmed the development. Related Articles He said the lecturers have gone on strike and are demanding a salary hike. Mr Dlamini said as a result, undergraduate students block classes have been postponed and the…

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Health Ministry Top Civil Servant Chided For ZANU PF Vote-buying Cover-up

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Agnes Mahomva has been castigated for being dishonest after she tried to cover up ZANU PF’s politicisation of medicinal drugs. Constitutional law expert and political analyst, Alex Magaisa said that it is clear that the ruling party has been caught red-handed engaging in vote-buying. Wrote Magaisa: The Permanent Secretary for the Health Ministry Dr Mahomva is being disingenuous. Says the ministry assists citizens “regardless of activities taking place”. Except, of course, as highlighted below her boss’ letter was…

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22 families homeless after demolitions

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By Pamela Shumba About 22 families at Reigate Compound in Bulawayo were on Tuesday left homeless after Umguza Rural District Council (RDC) demolished their houses in a long standing dispute that dates back to 2013. A front-end loader tears down a structure during the evictions of occupants at Reigate Compound in Umguza on Tuesday. (Picture by Obey Sibanda) The demolition of the houses comes after several attempts by the local authority to evict the residents, the latest being on Monday when the residents rejected eviction, demanding that the council resolves…

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Armed robbers shot dead

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By Michael Magoronga Four suspected serial armed robbers — out on bail facing 24 armed robbery charges involving cash, vehicles, guns and jewellery — were shot dead during a shootout with police in Kwekwe. Armed robbers after the shootout with police in Kwekwe on Wednesday The suspects were travelling in a Toyota Hiace when detectives pounced on them near Delta Beverages, Kwekwe depot, along Mbizo Road late on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said after noticing the detectives behind them, the robbers allegedly opened fire resulting in police firing back. Related Articles When…

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CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Warriors To Play Mauritius On July 28

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Warriors To Play Mauritius On July 28 7

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has revealed that the Warriors will play away to Mauritius on 28 July 2019 in the first leg of the 2020 CHAN qualifiers. The second leg will be played at Barbourfields Stadium on 4 August 2019. ZIFA also disclosed that a squad made up of locally-based players will be announced soon. The CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) is played between the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships and qualified to play in the ongoing season. The…

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Zimbabwe mulls increasing electricity tariffs

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Zimbabwe is working on increasing electricity tariffs so that they reflect the cost of generating or importing power Energy Minister Fortune Chasi told Parliament on Wednesday. He said this during Parliament’s question time when he was put under pressure to explain when the country, which is now experiencing load-shedding of up to 18 hours, will resolve the power problem. Chasi said that one of the problems is that the country’s power utility, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, is owed Z$1.2 billion by consumers. Asked to name and shame the consumers…

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MPs demand Land Cruisers, houses in Harare, improved pay and staff members

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HARARE – Members of Parliament have demanded to be issued with Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicles, houses in Harare, security and five-digit salaries, accusing Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube of prioritising the other arms of the state. MPs say ministers and judges are favoured in resource allocation and treated way better than lawmakers. “It is important that the office of the Member of Parliament is respected,” said Norton MP Temba Mliswa (Independent) contributing to a motion on Thursday to remember the late Zaka East MP Kaston Ringirisai Gumbwanda (Zanu PF), who…

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MPs demand Land Cruisers, houses in Harare, improved pay and staff members

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HARARE – Members of Parliament have demanded to be issued with Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicles, houses in Harare, security and five-digit salaries, accusing Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube of prioritising the other arms of the state. MPs say ministers and judges are favoured in resource allocation and treated way better than lawmakers. “It is important that the office of the Member of Parliament is respected,” said Norton MP Temba Mliswa (Independent) contributing to a motion on Thursday to remember the late Zaka East MP Kaston Ringirisai Gumbwanda (Zanu PF), who…

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