Namibia Minimum Wage: Domestic Workers Monthly Wages Doubled

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgMozambique increases minimum wages despite IMF Warning Related Namibia’s government has introduced a minimum wage for this sector for domestic workers: doubling their monthly wages and providing for overtime, leave and transport fees. The move has however been met with mixed reactions. Some say it is unsustainable, while the union representing the workers argues it is still too little. CCTV’s Susan Mwongeli reports. Workers in Nigeria rally to demand minimum wage increases South Africa’s minimum wage set at $240last_img


The Latest: 9 Oklahoma football players positive for virus

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgNASCAR driver Austin Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Richard Childress Racing says Dillon tested positive Saturday morning. He is now self-quarantining away from the team. His wife and son remain healthy and symptom-free, the team added. Kaz Grala will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet at Daytona. Dillon is the third Cup Series drive to test positive for the coronavirus, joining seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and part-timer Brendan Gaughan. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: 9 Oklahoma football players positive for virus Associated Press The NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas has pushed its fall sports competitions to the spring due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The league’s board of directors announced the decision Saturday. The conference is made up of 11 schools spread throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The move affects men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. Schedules for those sports will be reduced so those athletes don’t lose a year of eligibility, under NCAA guidelines. The league said in July it intended to go through with fall sports. But commissioner Chris Colvin said the COVID-19 situation “evolved to the point where this decision had to be made.”— —A tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of an ATP Challenger event in Prague.The ATP tour tweeted that “the player has entered mandatory quarantine” at his home in line with ATP and Czech health protocols.It did not identify the player but said he was locally based and “was not a direct acceptance into either the main draw or qualifying events” of the tournament, scheduled to last until Aug. 22.___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a break in preseason camp. Coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement during a Zoom call Saturday.Riley announced on Aug. 8 that the Sooners were temporarily pausing preseason practices because of schedule changes. He gave players the option of returning home, though most stayed on campus.After the initial testing in preparation for the July 1 start of workouts, the program had just one positive result until this week. There were two rounds of tests last week, with one positive in 205 tests.Riley said he didn’t regret giving the players a break, but said he hopes the team learns from the situation.“I think what we’re up against is something that’s doable, but the key is going to be for our players, our staff … how well can this virus be mitigated or stopped or contained when players or staff members are not in our facilities?” he said. August 15, 2020last_img read more


Olympia Summer Academy returns for 2015

Posted On Sep 21 2019 by

first_imgThe Olympia Summer Academy (the Academy) announced its return to Greece for 2015. The Academy is an annual run institute that provides post-graduate students working towards a Masters or a PhD, and some advanced undergraduate students, the opportunity to engage with well-known educators in Greece, in a faculty that is on the cutting edge of academic research. The academy takes place over 10 days in July, in the picturesque port of Nafplio, and is an integral way for students to engage with a highly diverse, scholarly network from more than 30 countries, making the program’s social dynamic one that is not to be missed. The Academy began in 2002 and has been offering its students a wide range of specialised courses in the fields of political science and international studies ever since. For the past 12 years, the Academy has taken place at the birthplace of the Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. In 2015, the Academy will move to Nafplio; a picturesque seaport town which was the original capital city of modern Greece. The program is co-organised by the Navarino Network and the European International Studies Association, along with the sponsorship of many other organisations. The funding and support of these organisations allows for eight working days of intensive, high-level teaching, where six carefully defined social areas are taught in depth by a faculty of international standing. The 2015 teaching programs include the following:– Conflict & Political Violence (eight working days) – History, Philosophy & Sociology of IR (four working days) – Religion & Politics (four working days) – Terrorism & Counterterrorism (four working days) – Political Risk Analysis (four working days) – Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (four working days)The Academy will take place between 13-23 July, all applicants must be fluent in English and all interested applicants must apply by 30 April 2015. If you wish to take advantage of the incredible educational and social opportunities provided by the Academy, head to www.olympiasummeracademy.org for further information, including how to apply. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more