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NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

By Sara H. Longwe-NGOCC BOARD CHAIRPERSON Media Release Saturday 31st  December 2016 In a few days time, the year 2016 comes to a close and we open yet another chapter as we welcome the year 2017. The end of the year provides an excellent opportunity for us as a nation to reflect on our collective achievements and failures from which we can draw lessons in the pursuit of a more prosperous Zambia for all. In order for us to forge ahead as a nation, it is imperative that we re-focus and strategize on how to propel an all-inclusive development agenda...

Serena Williams Debuts Engagement Ring from Fiancé Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams Debuts Engagement Ring from Fiancé Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams Alex Apatoff PeopleJanuary 2, 2017 Serena Williams Debuts Engagement Ring With Fiancé Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams is ringing in the new year quite literally: By flashing the engagement ring given to her over the holidays by Alexis Ohanian. The tennis superstar and Reddit cofounder surprised many by announcing their engagement right before the New Year after keeping their relationship under the radar for months – and doubled the surprise by making it official via a poem and cartoon on the site. Williams’ poem documented a carriage ride, a Roman holiday and an on-one-knee proposal, and was unexpectedly public for a couple who...

Ben Affleck Opens Up About His Troubled Past: ‘I Flailed Around for a Few Years’

Ben Affleck Opens Up About His Troubled Past: ‘I Flailed Around for a Few Years’

jodiguglielmi  Ben Affleck has learned from his mistakes. The actor, 44, skyrocketed to success as the co-writer and star of 1997’s Good Will Hunting, but has since weathered public breakups, troubling behavior, box-office bombs and critical praise and accolades alike. Now, Affleck is opening up about his “bad boy” days — and how he managed to turn his life around. “I’d always had a strong idea about my values and the direction I wanted to be headed in, then I ran into getting famous and it totally spun me around and I flailed around for a few years,” he told The Guardian....

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

2016-2021 Members of Parliament Zambia Presiding Officers Speaker Hon. Patrick Matibini, MP First Deputy Speaker Hon. Catherine Namugala , MP Second Deputy Speaker Hon. Mwimba Malama , MP Whips Government Chief Whip – PF Hon. Richard Musukwa, MP Leader of the Opposition – UPND Hon. Jacob Mwiimbu, MP Deputy Chief Whip – PF Hon. Stephen Chungu, MP Charles Romel Banda, MP Constituency: Kapoche Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Minister – Tourism and Arts Whiteson Banda, MP Constituency: Milanzi Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Back Bench – <none> Ephraim Kaang’andu Belemu, MP Constituency: Mbabala Political Party: United Party for...

Diego Costa: Chelsea striker says he wanted to leave club in summer

Diego Costa: Chelsea striker says he wanted to leave club in summer

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38487554 From the section Football With 14 goals and five assists, Diego Costa has been involved in the joint-most goals in Europe this season, level with Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said he wanted to leave the club in the summer. Costa joined the Blues for £32m in 2014, and was understood to be close to a return to former club Atletico Madrid after a difficult 2015-16 campaign. The Spain international has since scored 14 Premier League goals, as Chelsea have taken a six-point lead courtesy of 13 successive victories. “Did I want to go? Yes,...

Richard Cockerill: Leicester Tigers sack director of rugby

Richard Cockerill: Leicester Tigers sack director of rugby

Leicester Tigers never missed out on reaching the Premiership semi-finals under Richard Cockerill Leicester Tigers have sacked director of rugby Richard Cockerill after nearly eight years in charge. The 46-year-old has been on the Premiership club’s coaching staff since 2004, took over as head coach in 2009 and became director of rugby in 2010. “It is with great sadness and regret that I leave my position. I still believe that I am the right person to lead the team,” Cockerill said. Head coach Aaron Mauger will take over on an interim basis. Tigers are fifth in the Premiership, 15 points...

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst  “I worry terribly for the future of my family and families round the world A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world’s future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find...

Will Andrew Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe deliver?

Will Andrew Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe deliver?

By Derrick Sinjela DESPITE Zambia failing to qualify to the 2017 African Cup of Nations, soccer fans remain hopeful that the Chipolopolo lads will do so for the 2018 edition. Gilbert Bwalya expressed optimism that Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga and General Secretary Ponga Liwewe will ultimately spearhead revival of Zambian football. Following Zambia’s maiden 2012 African Cup of Nations victory, registered by then FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya, General Secretary George Kasengele, Herve Renaud and Christopher Katongo, success for the Chipolopolo has been elusive www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com              

New Zealand’s Auckland First City to enter 2017

New Zealand’s Auckland First City to enter 2017

By BBC News AUCKLAND in New Zealand became the first major world city to receive 2017. Fireworks erupted from the 328m (1,080ft) tall Sky Tower in the city centre. Polynesia and Pacific Islands including Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati entered 2017 at 10:00 GMT. Many cities around the world have stepped up security for New York’s Eve celebrations, after a year in which attackers drove lorries into crowds in Berlin and Nice. In Paris, Madrid and New York, concrete barriers and heavy goods vehicles will be used to block off central squares where crowds gather to celebrate.

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