Inter Milan ‘want to sign Tottenham defender’ next summer, claim reports

first_imgInter Milan want to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, according to reports in Italy.Ivory Coast international Aurier moved to Spurs last summer from Paris Saint-Germain for £23million. The right-back enjoyed a solid first season in England and he has continued his good form this term.And, according to TMW, Inter Milan are now sniffing around the Tottenham ace and would like to sign him next summer.The Italian club got a first-hand look at the 25-year-old on Tuesday when they secured a 2-1 comeback victory over Spurs in the Champions League.Aurier was in fact partly at fault for Inter’s winner, as he lost track of midfielder Matias Vecino who headed home from six yards out.However, that has not put Inter off and they are now interested in doing a deal for the full-back. 1center_img Aurier in action against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday last_img read more

Bill targets unhealthy food ads

first_img30 July 2007Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has published new regulations regarding the labeling and advertising of foodstuffs, in an effort to increase awareness and promote a healthier lifestyle among South Africans, especially children.“The current Regulations on the Advertising and Labelling of Foodstuffs were promulgated in 1993 and have to be replaced to strengthen effectiveness, close all known ‘loopholes’ and incorporate new developments in scientific research,” the health department states in a press release last week.The draft regulations aim to improve public health through healthy food choices and improved nutrition through special food formulations, which are based on the latest scientific evidence.Allergens that have to be clearly labelled will also be increased from the current two to nine.“As the health literacy rate of our population increases, so does the importance of food labelling and the role that it can play in assisting consumers with reliable label information to make informed choices about healthier food options,” the department says“Healthier food choices are an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.”The regulations will make it necessary for food and beverage producers to provide information such as date markings, country of origin and batch identification as well as specific nutritional information on food labels.“A better and more detailed guidance in terms of prohibited statements has been incorporated to deal with challenges of consumer deception and use of misleading information,” the department says.The new regulations will also ensure the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation’s global strategy on diet, physical activity and health is implemented in South Africa.This is likely to have a major impact on the way foodstuffs and beverages are advertised, as the use of health and nutritional claims for foods that have been identified as non-essential to a healthy lifestyle will be prohibited.Examples of foods non-essential to a healthy lifestyle are given as carbonated drinks, all sugar confectionary, all chocolate confectionary, potato crisps and fast foods of certain specifications.Furthermore, such foods or beverages cannot be advertised or promoted to children or on school tuck shop or and school or pre-school premises.According to the department, the new regulations will mean that such foods “shall not advertise in any manner, including the label of a foodstuff, to a child younger than 16 years or use a child actor younger than 16 years or use any cartoon-type character or puppet, computer animation or similar strategy or token or gift, in order to encourage the use of such foodstuff”.The identified foodstuffs will also have to carry labels that warn the consumer to use the produce in moderation, and that excessive consumption on a regular basis may lead to poor health.The department is calling on all role players, including manufacturers, consumer groups and the general public to comment on the new draft regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foodstuffs, in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act (Act 54 of 1972), by October 2007.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Google Apps Gives Schools a Better “Walled Garden” for Student Email

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When I attended Google’s one-day summit with Oregon teachers and tech-coordinators this fall, I heard about the myriad struggles faced by schools trying to implement Apps for Education – and this in a state that was already completely on board with the process of moving schools to the cloud. One of the concerns that I heard most often expressed centered around students’ access to and usage of email – concerns about safety, privacy, and acceptable use. Will students mis-use email? Do parents approve of giving students accounts? At what age should a child get an email account?After all, while most of the tools provided via Apps for Edu can be locked down so that usage is restricted to a school or even a class, email gives you unfettered access to the world (or, at least those parts with email addresses).Locking Down GmailAs Gmail is arguably the cornerstone of Google Apps, some of the fears about students and email have likely hampered some schools’ adoption of Apps for Education. And for its part, Google says that having a better control over email is one of the most requested features from its K-12 users. So Google has made a change to Google Apps (not just for Education but for Business and Government customers too) that will let administrators establish policies specifying who their users can communicate with via email. These new controls can be be adjusted based on different user groups so, for example, school faculty and staff can have unrestricted email access while students can only email those within the school community.“Using these new controls finally gives us the ability to provide email to our 40,000 high school students. We are confident that this will help protect our children from inappropriate communications and excited about new class activities and collaboration that email will bring. Not all kids are comfortable speaking up in class and this gives many of them another avenue to approach their teachers,” said Laurie Tranmer, Email Services Manager at Prince George’s County Public Schools.The new feature is expected to roll out to Apps for Business, Government, and Education users within the next few days. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Gorkha movement gathers steam

first_imgThe fresh movement for a separate State of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling hills gathered steam on Tuesday with smaller parties backing the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) demand.At a meeting called by the GJM at the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club, representatives of the Gorkha Rashtriya Nirman Manch, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists(CPRM) and the BJP were present. It was decided to collectively carry forward the struggle for Gorkhaland.In an embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress, the GNLF, with whom it had forged an alliance in the recent municipal polls, came out in full support of Gorkhaland.“The GNLF wholeheartedly supports the demand for Gorkhaland,” GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba Tamang said, adding the alliance with the Trinamool Congress was only an “electoral understanding.” Mr. Tamang said the demand for Gorkhaland was raised by GNLF founder Subhash Ghising and the party would stand by whoever raises the issue.GJM general secretary Roshan Giri demanded a written clarification from the West Bengal government on the three language policy, which intends to make Bengali compulsory. He said the movement would be peaceful.last_img read more

Punjab govt. puts on hold implementation of MV Act

first_imgThe Punjab government on Thursday put on hold implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act in the State. State Transport Minister Razia Sultana in an official press release said old penalty would continue to be charged for traffic-related violations until “a decision was taken on the implementation of the amended Act”. ‘Huge penalties’Admitting that traffic rule violations were a major cause of road accidents, for which violators must be punished, the Minister said at the same time “people must not be burdened with huge penalties”. “In a welfare state like India, the idea behind such kind of penalties was to deter people from violating traffic rules, not to increase the State treasury,” the Minister said, adding that the government would soon take a call on this. Spelling out the initiatives taken by the State government to tackle traffic-related violations, the Minister said the department had recently decided to equip the traffic police with e-challan machines. A decision to establish a road safety secretariat had also been taken, which would keep an eye on vehicular traffic all across the State and be responsible for ensuring compliance of road safety norms, she said. A few days ago, Punjab Additional Director General of Police (Traffic) S.S. Chauhan had said that the State government would soon call a meeting of all stakeholders with regard to implementation of the amended Act. Parliament in July had passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations.last_img read more