All social partners agree on the need for policy consistency as well as the implementation of these policies

first_img• South Africa is committed to economic and fiscal policy certainty to ensure confidence in the South Africa economy, its people and its market.• This includes certainty around, amongst others, labour issues, priority growth sectors as well as the way in which challenges should be addressed.• To ensure policy certainty, effective 1 September 2015, all legislation will be subject to a socioeconomic impact assessment before being passed. This will improve policy coordination and highlight potential implementation risks or unintended consequences.• South Africa will look at its institutions and existing policy frameworks to ensure they are able to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by current domestic and international conditions.last_img read more

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Cong.-led govts. contributed a lot to India’s development: Gehlot

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday lashed out at the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for creating an atmosphere of “hatred and suspicion” and said the Congress-led governments had made an immense contribution in the past for infrastructure development, giving the country the pride of place in the 21st century.Addressing the State-level Independence Day function after hoisting the national flag at Sawai Man Singh Stadium here, Mr. Gehlot said though the national economy was in a bad shape because of the Modi government’s faulty policies, an impression was being created that every development in the country had happened only after 2014 when Prime Minister Mr. Modi was elected to power.“The atmosphere of peace, brotherhood and social harmony was built up through democratic traditions laid down by visionary leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. In contrast, the country is today facing serious challenges of terrorism, communalism, separatism and Naxalism,” Mr. Gehlot said.He said all the State governments were worried about the declining economy which would affect the development projects and lead to deterioration in the quality of life of their citizens.‘RTI Act diluted’ It was the UPA government which had given the right to food security, education, information and employment to the people by enacting legislations, while the Modi government had diluted the RTI Act, he said.Mr. Gehlot also cited the example of Pakistan, where democracy had been murdered several times by the imposition of martial law. He said democracy in India had taken strong roots after Independence because of the selfless work of leaders like Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar, Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.last_img read more

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is only candidate for election

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “Good news for football,” Infantino said after arriving at a hotel in Rome, where his former employer UEFA is holding two days of meetings.Infantino, who was also awarded a medal by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, must now pass the formality of eligibility and integrity checks for the election on June 5 in Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 48-year-old Swiss lawyer has been widely expected to win unopposed with support already pledged by most FIFA members, including through their continental governing bodies such as North America’s CONCACAF and South America’s CONMEBOL.Since being elected in February 2016, Infantino oversaw expanding the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, and picking the United States, Canada and Mexico to co-host it. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Despite its league-worst record, New York Knicks still most valuable NBA teamcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He is completing the term of Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation plan days after American and Swiss prosecutors revealed sweeping investigations of corruption in soccer in May 2015. Blatter was later banned by the FIFA ethics committee for financial irregularities along with Michel Platini, Infantino’s former boss at UEFA.The main event of Infantino’s first full mandate is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.FIFA is still studying if that tournament — being played for the first time in November and December — could also be expanded to 48 teams. It would require Qatar agreeing to share hosting duties with regional neighbors because the gas-rich emirate does not have stadiums and infrastructure to cope with the extra games and teams.Infantino has acknowledged the 2022 tournament is unlikely to be changed amid the region’s current diplomatic tensions. A decision could be taken by the FIFA Council in Miami next month to honor Qatar’s original hosting plan.Putin awarded Infantino the Order of Friendship in a decree Wednesday which praised him “for a big contribution to the preparation and hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2018,” which was held in Russia last year. There was no immediate word on whether Infantino planned to receive the award in person.ADVERTISEMENT View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES FIFA President Gianni Infantino smiles prior the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ROME — As the only candidate for election, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to serve four more years as the leader of soccer’s governing body.Infantino had the required nomination letters from five of the 211 member federations when the deadline passed at midnight Tuesday in Zurich, FIFA said Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT The medal is a token of Russian state appreciation for cultural figures and foreign dignitaries. Other recipients include former Cleveland Cavaliers basketball coach David Blatt and former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who at the time was Exxon Mobil CEO.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Gerrard calls for more quality to improve in Europe

first_imgSteven Gerrard has asked for more quality to deliver a major success on the European scene after his team crashed out of the Europa League.Rangers were beaten 1-0 late in the game by Rapid’s Dejan Ljubicic in a keenly contested affair.Gerrard tweaked the formation and personnel from the side that drew with Dundee last weekend but reserved praise for his team despite the disappointing result.“I thought we were good for 80 minutes,” he revealed STV. “I can’t really ask the players to give any more.“With what we had available tonight, everyone gave an almighty effort.“Obviously as the game was getting to the final stages we were trying to roll the dice and go a little bit more adventurous to try and create something. To try and create that moment that we needed at 0-0.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Unfortunately we’ve conceded a counter-attack but I think it’s very hard for me to criticise the players for what they gave tonight.“We’ve certainly been tested,” Gerrard said. “I think as a group we haven’t helped ourselves in certain situations with suspensions and availability.“Obviously injuries at certain times like Ryan Kent at the weekend. To not have Daniel Candeias and Kent available affects the group. We haven’t helped ourselves throughout the campaign.“I think in terms of numbers we’ve had enough to cope but to compete at this level with ambitions to go further than the group it’s obvious to me that the players need some help. That means quality players that can come in and help.“We focus domestically now to put ourselves in position to come back again.”last_img read more

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