Tougher law drives away Zimbabwe’s street dealers of foreign currency Zimbabwe’s unlicensed foreign currency traders face 10-year jail Zimbabwe unions tell employers to start paying in foreign currency The Zimbabwe government has banned the use of foreign currency as legal tender alongside the local RTGS dollar, in an apparent bid to arrest galloping increases of prices of basic commodities and other goods and services.However, payment for international airline services in foreign currency will still be allowed.Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube announced the ban on Monday.“With effect from the 24th of June, 2019, the use of the British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, Botswana pula and any other foreign currency whatsoever shall no longer be legal tender alongside the Zimbabwe dollar in any transactions in Zimbabwe,” the minister said in a Statutory Instrument (SI).Ncube said this means that the Zimbabwe dollar, which is at par with the RTGS dollar and the bond notes and coins, would be the sole legal tender with immediate effect.Zimbabwe, which abandoned its local currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, in 2009 following years of hyperinflation, has been using a basket of nine multi-currencies dominated by the U.S. dollar.The others are the British pound, the euro, the Chinese yuan, the Australian dollar, the Indian rupee, the South African rand, the Botswana pula and the Japanese yen.The SI said the new regulations do not affect the opening or operation of foreign currency-designated accounts, which shall continue to be designated in the foreign currencies with which they are opened and in which they are operated, or the making of foreign payments from such accounts.Also not affected is the requirement to pay customs duties and value-added tax in any of the foreign currencies for goods specified under the law to be luxury goods.A serious shortage of foreign currency has spurred a black market where the U.S. dollar was on Monday trading at 1:11 RTGS dollars at the minimum, while the official interbank rate was at around 1:6.President Emmerson Mnangagwa said last week that Zimbabweans should expect to start using a new local currency by the end of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, as the government has made strides putting in place macroeconomic fundamentals needed before its re-introduction.He said the current scenario where Zimbabwe has no control over the supply and availability of the currencies in use is unacceptable.Related
MANILA – Mina, Leganes and Pototan squads tightened their grip on the top spots of their respective brackets in the men’s basketball of the 2017 Biron Cup Inter-municipality Invitational tournament in Iloilo province.Mina kept their unbeaten record after an 83-56 domination over New Lucena at the Mina gym and continued to lead Bracket A with a clean 4-0 win-loss slate.In other matches in the bracket, Cabatuan captured its second win in four games by beating Bingawan, 74-56, while Janiuay scored 78-64 against Pavia to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth.Leganes and Pototan are still sharing the top spot in Bracket B (4-1) after disposing of their respective opponents at the Leganes gym. Leganes beat Alimodian, 80-76, while Pototan downed Santa Barbara, 63-58.In the other match in the bracket, Oton trampled upon Miag-ao, 119-56.In men’s volleyball, Maasin and Guimbal secured their quarterfinals seats in Bracket B after scoring separate victories at the Janiuay Plaza Auditorium.Maasin was heavily tested before going out with a 25-17, 18-25, 25-17 victory against San Joaquin, while Guimbal swept the host team, 25-23, 25-22./PN [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Mina, Leganes, Pototan cagers lead Biron Cup’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, June 21, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Terapung, Dari Sebuah Konsep Hingga Terwujud di Jepang dan Hong Kong02/01/2020In “Bandara”Bandara Kempegowda Aplikasikan Panel Surya Guna Operasional Harian11/02/2019In “Bandara”Bandara Internasional Hong Kong Sabet Predikat “Bintang Lima” dari Skytrax21/09/2017In “Bandara” Bandara Pakyong. Sumber: CNN.com Pernahkah Anda membayangkan bagaimana rasanya lepas landas atau mendarat di sebuah bandara yang memiliki lanskap pegunungan Himalaya? Wah, pasti keren banget ya! Nah, sekarang Anda tidak perlu repot-repot membayangkannya lagi, karena Bandara Pakyong siap untuk memanjakan setiap pengunjung yang datang atau hendak bertolak dari bandara yang terletak di Sikkim, sebelah Timur Laut India ini.Baca Juga: Berada di Atas Awan, Daocheng Yading Jadi Bandara Tertinggi di Dunia!Bertengger di ketinggian 1.400 mdpl, bandara yang baru dibuka pada 24 September 2018 ini masuk ke dalam salah satu bandara tertinggi di India. Tidak hanya itu, Bandara Pakyong juga menyandang predikat sebagai greenfield airport pertama di wilayah Timur Laut India. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, greenfield airport merupakan bandara yang mencerminkan kualitas lingkungan tertentu. Biasanya bandara ini akan menggunakan lahan kosong yang sebelumnya belum pernah dikembangkan. Sementara itu, lahan hijau (green field) yang dimaksud di sini didefinisikan sebagai hamparan lahan luas yang masih alami seperti padang rumput.Sumber: News on ScreenAdapun bandara yang menduduki lahan seluas 900 hektar ini diharapkan dapat membantu peningkatan pendapatan daerah Sikkim, terutama di sektor pariwisatanya. Ya, Sikkim seolah merupakan gerbang menuju daerah-daerah di sekitarnya seperti Bengal Barat di sebelah Selatan dan Bhutan di sebelah Timur.Dikutip dari laman telegraph.co.uk, bandara yang memiliki ukuran landas pacu 1.700m x 30m ini akan mulai mengoperasikan penerbangan perdananya pada 4 Oktober mendatang. Pembangunan bandara ini diperkirakan menelan dana hingga US$68,7 juta atau yang setara dengan Rp1,03 triliun. “Pembangunan bandara ini merupakan sebuah pencapaian yang luar biasa,” ujar Perdana Menteri India, Narendra Modi.Baca Juga: Bandara-Bandara Tertinggi di Dunia, Sebagian Besar Berada di CinaSalah satu keindahan lanskap yang bisa Anda lihat dari Bandara Pakyong adalah Gunung Kanchenjunga, gunung tertinggi ketiga di dunia setelah Gunung Everest dan Chogori. “Sikkim adalah salah satu negara bagian terindah di India, dimana tanaman dan tanahnya tergolong cukup subur karena curah hujan yang cukup tinggi. Penampakan Gunung Kanchenjunga yang menjulang semakin menambah keajaiban dari tempat ini,” ujar salah satu pelancong yang pernah mengunjungi Sikkim pada tahun 2010 silam, Jon Stock.Duh, jadi semakin penasaran ya sama bandara berkode PYG ini! Sekiranya Anda ada kesempatan, jangan lupa untuk mengudara dari sini dan nikmati lukisan Sang Pencipta.
(walesonline.co.uk) Melihat kabin pesawat hampir semuanya berbentuk sama dan hanya akan berbeda ketika pelancong memilih kelas yang menurut mereka nyaman. Namun bagaimana jika kabin pesawat memberikan ruang untuk keluarga dan berbagai teknologi baru dalam melengkapinya sebagai kemudahan?Baca juga: Mampukah Pesawat Bertenaga Listrik Geser Kedigdayaan Pesawat Komersial?Baru-baru ini salah satu raksasa kedirgantaraan yakni Airbus mengungkapkan sebuah kabin masa depan yang memesona dalam video terbarunya. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman walesonline.co.uk (28/7/2019), Airbus meluncurkan Airspace untuk kabin pada pesawat jetnya.Dimana dalam video, Airbus menawarkan ruang pribadi, tempat penyimpanan kabin yang lebih besar, pencahaayaan canggih dan sistem hiburan dalam penerbangan. Dengan adanya ini justru menjadi sebuah peningkatan pada masa depan kabin pesawat yang lebih cerah. Airspace Cabin Vision 2030 ini nantinya akan mencakup berbagai kompartemen seperti salah satunya untuk keluarga yang mana orang tua serta anak-anak mereka bisa saling berhadapan seperti kursi meja yang ada di dalam gerbong sebuah kereta. Tak hanya itu, sistem permainan juga dipersonalisasikan melalui teknologi.(walesonline.co.uk)Penambahan teknologi lainnya dalam kabin masa depan ini adalah membantu penumpang memesan makanan dengan papan menu digital McDonald’s pada ketingian sepuluh ribu kaki. Adapula konsep tempat tidur susun bagi penumpang untuk tidur siang.Ruang untuk gym atau berolahraga sebagai sesi kebugaran juga akan dilatih oleh teknologi dalam kabin di kompartemen lainnya. Airbus mengatakan, kabin Airspace 2030 ini terinspirasi dari tren utama maskapai penerbangan, perusahaan teknologi dan perusahaan baru.Baca juga: Tak Hanya Mudahkan Awak Kabin, Tablet PC Bantu Kurangi Penggunaan KertasDalam kabin masa depan ini, akan ada dua lorong yang membelah kursi baik pada kompartemen keluarga maupun pada ruang kursi untuk penumpang duduk. Yang jelas dalam video tersebut menegaskan bahwa teknologi berperan penting untuk menghadirkan Airspace Cabin Vision 2030 tersebut.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBisakah Pesawat Penumpang Dikonversi Jadi Pesawat Kargo?09/07/2019In “Featured”Bersiaplah, Ajang Crystal Cabin Awards Akan Hadirkan Desain Kabin Pesawat Masa Depan30/01/2020In “Destinasi Udara”Akankah Connected Cabin dari Airbus Jadi Masa Depan Sektor Kedirgantaraan Global?23/09/2019In “Featured”
Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League play-off first leg against Hoffenheim.The 25-year-old midfielder submitted a transfer request last week, days after the club rejected a 100m euros (£90m) bid from Barcelona.He missed Saturday’s Premier League opener with Watford with a back injury.“Nothing has changed. Not on one side or on the other,” boss Jurgen Klopp said about the Brazilian on Monday.“He is not available for us in the moment, that’s the main issue if you want. He cannot play for Liverpool in this moment and, how everybody can imagine, that’s quite a blow for us.“We’ve known for a few days about it so we can prepare this game without him, like we have to prepare the game without Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge.”Barca have moved for Coutinho after selling Brazil team-mate Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record transfer of £200m.Coutinho signed a new five-year deal in January, which did not include a release clause.Liverpool start their European campaign with the first leg at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Germany, with the return clash at Anfield on Wednesday, 23 August.The winner will progress to the group stage of the Champions League.Liverpool squad: Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Kent, Solanke, Origi, Gomez, Klavan, Flanagan, Robertson, Matip, Grujic, Mignolet, Karius, Ward.
Kevin Love has been built to be the veteran leader and centerpiece of the Cavaliers following the exit of LeBron James.Love, unfortunately, got hurt this past season and missed 60 games. The Cavs couldn’t do much and never really got going and faced the fact that rebuilding was definitely now the choice.Love in 2018-19 only played in 22 games, averaged 17.0 PPG, 10.9 Rebounds, 2.2 assists.In his career, Love averages 18.3 PPG, 11.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists through 657 games.Sam Amico wrote a piece stating that the Cavs aren’t pressing but are open to trading Love to the New Orleans Pelicans or Atlanta Hawks.If you use a 4njbets promo code you can check out all the odds on Thursday’s NBA Draft as well as odds already out on the 2019-20 NBA season. I’d take the chance with trading Love to the Pelicans and hope you can their fourth pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Darius Garland is projected to go fourth and Cody White fifth. The Cavs also have a pick at 26 which is expected to be Kevin Porter. (All projected picks are from NBAdraft.net in their mock draft)If the Cavs maintain the fourth pick with a deal with the Pelicans, the Knicks could be interested in getting two picks in the top 10 especially now that they are long shots to gain Kyrie Irving & Kevin Durant. The Cavs can trade picks four and five for three which is where RJ Barrett is expected to be drafted. The upcoming draft has plenty of question marks and basketball fans should expect the unexpected because the draft positions aren’t set in stone and draft trades can always be a possibility.The Cavs need to start building to the future due in large part to the fact the team has seven expiring contracts following the 2020 season (including JR). Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, Jordan Clarkson are some of the names with expiring contracts following next season.Without any of the seven players resigning, Cleveland would have around $81 million in cap space for the 2020-21 NBA season.The Cavaliers also have 4 trade exceptions that they can use with Rodney Hood’s being a $3.4 million exception along with Sam Dekker’s $2.7 million exception.Bottom line is that it’s once again that time to get ready for some rough basketball to watch and time to enjoy the Cavs draft picks.The NBA Draft will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN and Yahoo Sports will televise the event live starting at 7pm. Related Topics2019 NBA DraftCody WhiteDarius GarlandKevin DurantKevin LoveKevin PorterKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBARJ Barrett Payton Vince Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.
The 2016 legislative session failed to pass a comprehensive budget reform package and ended with the Governor vetoing part of the Permanent Fund Dividend appropriation after months of extended and special legislative sessions. Gov. Walker: “My fellow Alaskans, it’s time for a family talk. We didn’t get here overnight and it isn’t as though we weren’t warned of this day. In 1976 Governor Jay Hammond told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, ‘While the time to pay the piper may well be some 20 or 30 years away, if we continue to build a government funded primarily on one resource alone, what a terrible legacy we will leave to our children.” This will be the first-term Governor’s third state of the state address. Last year, Walker took a fatherly tone with the legislature and the state as a whole… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker will give the annual State of the State address at 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 18, from the Capitol Building in Juneau. You can watch this year’s address live from 7pm Wednesday via this link: www.360north.org.
Photo provided by The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground The sum of $150,000 is appropriated from the General Fund, fund balance to account for Peninsula Promotion – KPTMC was formed for the purpose of promoting tourism in the areas outside of the cities inside the Kenai Peninsula Borough. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday, October 22, that would restore funding in the amount of $150,00 for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. The ordinance was introduced by assemblymember Brent Hibbert who wrote in a memo to the assembly, the assembly appropriated $100,000 for KPTMC in the FY 2020 budget, which was the same amount it had appropriated the previous year, to provide it an opportunity to continue improving its online presence and low-cost digital marketing of the borough. Back in June the organization took at large hit when Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce vetoed $100,000 from their budget. However, the mayor vetoed that appropriation. In fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018 the assembly had appropriated more than $300,000 each year for tourism promotion by KPTMC. To continue supporting tourism promotion this ordinance would appropriate $150,000 to be granted to the KPTMC pursuant to a contract which outlines their plans and proposed project for the rest of this fiscal year. The ordinance will be introduced at the assembly meeting on Tuesday, October 22.
PARIS (AP):Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semi-final yesterday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov.Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in today’s final were disappointed to learn, moments before the second semi-final was scheduled to begin, that Nadal withdrew because of an abdominal injury. The same injury forced Nadal out just before the start of last year’s tournament at Bercy Arena and ended his season.“I went through this in the past, so that’s why the recommendation of the doctors (was) to not play,” Nadal said. “I have to take that decision.”The second-ranked Spaniard said he felt the injury flare up in the morning as he practised a few hours before facing the 20-year-old Canadian. A scan revealed a small strain. Nadal returned to practice and still felt pain serving. He decided it wasn’t worth risking a bigger injury. Abdominal injury Last year, Nadal missed the season-ending ATP Finals in London because of the abdominal injury, but hopes he can recover in time for this year’s finals starting on Nov. 10.“I hope to be ready for London, that’s the biggest goal now,” he said. “I will do all what’s possible to recover for it.”Earlier, Djokovic reached his sixth Paris Masters final beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4.He is aiming for a 77th career title, a 34th in Masters events. He has a 3-0 record against Shapovalov, who is playing in only his second career final and his first at a Masters.“Well, of course it’s not the way I want to reach my first finals,” Shapovalov said, referring to Nadal’s injury. “But nonetheless it’s a great opportunity for me … I’m not one to cut down risk, so I’m going to go for it.”In a tight opening set where neither faced a break point, Dimitrov cracked in the tiebreaker faced with the defensive resilience of Djokovic.With Dimitrov up 5-4 and controlling the exchanges, a 32-stroke rally ended when he advanced to the net and tried an extravagant forehand volley to the left. He could have played an easier shot with a controlled backhand to the vacant right side of the court.The ball landed out and Djokovic punched the air, roaring in relief.Then, on set point, a 35-stroke rally ended when Dimitrov chopped a backhand long.“He was probably the better player in the tiebreak. I managed to get returns into play and just make him play an extra shot,” Djokovic said. “We both really understood the importance of clinching the first set so we could feel a bit more relaxed in the second and start swinging through.”Djokovic broke Dimitrov in the fifth game of the second set when the unseeded Bulgarian swatted a forehand long.Serving for the match, Djokovic held to love.Djokovic won his first title here 10 years ago and three straight from 2013-15. He lost his only final last year to Karen Khachanov.He is bidding to finish the year as No. 1 for the sixth time, which would move him one ahead of Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors, and into a tie with all-time leader Pete Sampras.Nadal is looking to seal the year-end top ranking for the fifth time.His injury last year ensured Djokovic ended as No. 1.
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