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Tanzania Spokesperson: New Political Parties law to Enhance Political Governance, Party…

first_img75 political parties register to contest 2018 polls in Zimbabwe South Africa’s Political Parties Jostle for Votes Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political partycenter_img Tanzania’s parliament has passed amendments to legislation that the government says are meant to enhance the democratic operation of political parties in the East African country.The amendments “give administrative mandates to the Political Parties Registrar to oversee democracy, rule of law and accountability within the parties.”The government says the amendments are mainly meant to ensure openness in party affairs.In an exclusive interview with CGTN, Chief government spokesperson Dr. Hassan Abbasi said “The new amendments will see transparency in party internal elections, financial reporting and property registry.”Responding to opposition allegations that the amendments could  turn Tanzania into “a de facto one-party state”,  the spokesperson clarified “His powers are not sweeping because first there is a legal guide on what he can and cannot do in respect of party governance and finally his decisions, according to Tanzanian laws, are subject to court scrutiny through judicial review, so any aggrieved party can appeal to the court.”Tanzania has long been regarded as one of Africa’s most stable democracies.The spokesperson in his statement said “Tanzania will continue to enhance its democracy and political governance to remain the peaceful land and most investor friendly country.”Relatedlast_img read more

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Mira Sorvino thanks ‘loving’ “Goodfellas” dad Paul after he threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein for damaging her career

first_imgPhoto by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — It’s probably not wise to get on the bad side of one of cinema’s most powerful onscreen mobsters, but that’s where Harvey Weinstein now finds himself. Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino has vowed some street justice for the disgraced movie mogul’s damaging the career of Sorvino’s Oscar-winning daughter, Mira.In the wake of the numerous sexual harassment and other allegations made against Weinstein, it was revealed the disgraced movie mogul effectively punished both Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd for rejecting his alleged advances, by badmouthing them to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, who was considering them both for roles in the films.Paul Sorvino tells TMZ that if the law doesn’t catch up to “that pig” Weinstein, “he will have to meet me and I will kill that motherf***er.” Sorvino explained that the former movie titan would have been “in a wheelchair” if the “furious” actor knew what the executive allegedly tried to pull with his “wonderful, creative” daughter. On Twitter, Mira responded, “My love for my father has only continued to grow since this moment. All the love in my heart! He is the most loving father, the most brilliant actor…the wisest and most human advice giver, & best Grandpa ever!!”Jackson recently revealed to the New Zealand website Stuff that he was told to avoid Sorvino and Judd because they were difficult to work with. “At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us — but in hindsight…this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing,” said Jackson.  “I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women — and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”Through his rep, Weinstein has denied any accusations of retaliation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Report: Tottenham 2 Huddersfield 0

first_imgTottenham 2 Huddersfield Town 0: Son double helps Spurs warm up for Juventus Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 00:53 3/4/18 son heung-min - cropped Getty Images Tottenham kept their top-four chase on track with a routine 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, just four days before they host Juventus. Two goals from Son Heung-min gave Tottenham a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The South Korea international struck in each half to give the home side all three points at Wembley and move them into third in the table, at least temporarily.Spurs, who have won their last seven games against Huddersfield in all competitions and are unbeaten in 34 league meetings with promoted teams, rarely looked troubled against a visiting side who lost the reverse fixture 4-0 in September. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Manager Mauricio Pochettino named a strong team, despite the looming visit of Juventus in the Champions League, and they took full advantage of some early dominance through Son’s stylish finish just before the half-hour mark.The 25-year-old headed in his second after the break to make the win safe, as Spurs climbed a point above Liverpool, who face Newcastle United later on Saturday.Huddersfield, meanwhile, remain just three points outside the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.13 – Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in 13 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances at Wembley (nine goals, four assists). Arch.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018Son was the most dangerous player during Spurs’ control of the ball in the opening 20 minutes, with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl doing well to save at Harry Kane’s feet after one of the former Bayer Leverkusen man’s driving runs down the left.Christian Eriksen stung Lossl’s hands as Spurs pressure began to build, and they finally broke the deadlock 27 minutes in, with Son rounding the goalkeeper before drilling home left-footed after Dele Alli’s pass sent him clean through on goal. pic.twitter.com/0SUazQBVbl— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 3, 2018The visitors were trying to hit on the break but could barely bring the ball out of their own half, such was Spurs’ dominance, and their difficult first 45 minutes was made worse by the loss of both Collin Quaner and Alex Pritchard to injury.Referee Kevin Friend, who had to replace the injured Mike Jones at the start of the match, waved away strong penalty appeals from Son early in the second half after the prostrate Terence Kongolo grabbed at his leg, although the Spurs forward should really have been penalised for being offside.Hugo Lloris saved well from Tom Ince on the break but Huddersfield’s hopes of a point were extinguished 54 minutes in, as Son headed Kane’s bouncing cross from the right beyond the static Lossl and into the net.David Wagner’s side looked resigned to their defeat and Spurs took the chance to rest some key players before Juve’s visit on Wednesday, with Son departing to a standing ovation from the home crowd.Kane had a strangely quiet outing and volleyed a good chance wide in the closing stages, but Pochettino looked largely unconcerned by the miss, with his thoughts now turning to that showdown with the Serie A champions. Key Opta Stats:- Since a 1-4 loss to Manchester City in December, Tottenham have remained unbeaten in 11 Premier League games, winning eight – the longest current run in the division.- Huddersfield have failed to score in 11 Premier League away games this season; more than any other top-flight side.- Only Kane (39) has been involved in more goals for Spurs in all competitions this season than Son (24 – 15 goals, 9 assists). read morelast_img read more