Tougher law drives away Zimbabwe’s street dealers of foreign currency

first_imgIllegal money changers disappeared from the streets on Friday after Zimbabwe passed a law to jail offenders for up to 10 years.The government on Thursday gazetted a Statutory Instrument that allows for the arrest and prosecution of illegal currency dealers and authorizes the police to seize the cash being transacted.Harare’s streets, especially around Eastgate Mall in the central business district and a cross-border bus terminal to the east, had become hotspots for illegal foreign currency dealers who have partly been blamed for the economic hardships the country faces, particularly the cash crisis.While banks have been short of cash, including the surrogate bond notes, illegal cash vendors have been making brisk business in the streets selling the U.S. dollar at a premium.However, there was general calm in the trade zone Friday as the vendors went underground, leaving their makeshift tables and chairs unattended on the pavements.A traffic marshal at Eastgate Mall said they were scared of being imprisoned, while a worker in one of the nearby shops said “they are still around”.“They are simply going to use cell phones to communicate with their clients and will just stop flashing the money in public,” she said.The new regulations also impose several other penalties including the freezing of funds, if the illegal deals are conducted through banks, while the courts may impose fines three times the value of the currency confiscated.Prior to the new regulations, the Banking Act only allowed the central bank to impose penalties on offenders.last_img read more

Suriname, Brazil, T&T clubs to feature in GFF/ExxonMobil/STAG Beer Futsal tournament

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has partnered with ExxonMobil and Ansa McAl to launch an eight-team International Futsal tournament, which will be played from December 27 to 30.Trinidad and Tobago’s Morvant Caledonia United will head the list of teams from overseas which also features ZV All-Stars from Suriname, and Brazilian side from the state of Sau Paulo.While in Guyana, the teams will collide with a Guyana select side, along with a team from Linden, East Bank Demerara and West Demerara football associations.GFF is yet to say where the tournament will be held, but tentatively, the National Park and Cliff Anderson Sports Hall are the venues earmarked to host the first international Futsal tournament in Guyana.The winning side will pocket $1.2M, while second through fourth place will go home with $600 000, $300 000 and $100 000 respectively.Wayne Forde, president of the GFF, in lauding Ansa McAl and ExxonMobil for their support, made a rallying call to futsal fans to support the event, telling reporters that his Federation is looking forward to a tournament that will be worthy of the investment the sponsors are making.“I want to encourage the general public to support the tournament because we have many days of exciting football with an exciting international flavour and I have every reason to believe that the fans are going to have a great experience,” the GFF boss noted.Nicholas Yearwood, ExxonMobil Communications Adviser, who pointed out that this is its second involvement in the Futsal arena, having partnered with New Era Entertainment for the tournament in Linden, said the track record and involvement of the Medal of Service recipients Kashif and Shanghai Organisation made it easy for them to make a decision to come on board.Meanwhile, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, who also holds the responsibility for sport, said while he’s happy to see International Futsal being played in Guyana, he would have been more pleased if teams from the hinterland could have been involved.The Minister wished the GFF well and stated his Government’s support in ensuring that the tournament is run in a smooth manner.last_img read more

Yes, the buffaslug has been done to death, but…

first_img 1,267 posts Location:Belleville, ON, CA Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 0 Posted August 9, 2006 Followers 0 Yes, the buffaslug has been done to death, but… Posted August 11, 2006 SabreGuy Favourite Logos:St. Louis Cards, Boston Celtics, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Minnesota Wild 199 posts I, IV, V 0 Favourite Logos:Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 – 1973/74 Gothamite We’d all be very happy to see the Buffaslug gone, but I for one would be very disappointed if all they did was bring back the old stuff. Link to post 31,371 posts Open LetterFor the most part, I agree with this letter. However, to Sabres fans, what’s wrong with Your current logo? Ok, keep the current jersey template, add the new colours and the OLD LOGO w/ the buffalo head on the shoulders and it would be perfect! Posted August 10, 2006 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites eMKayUSA Share on other sites five boroughs, one City. Share on other sites 0 Recommended Posts 10,716 2,277 posts Posted August 11, 2006 0 Link to post All Activity Share on other sites 1,247 Link to post 1 0 Yes, the buffaslug has been done to death, but… Location:Central PA Link to post Frylock 0 Members Share this post Posted August 9, 2006 Link to post Share on other sites 209 Link to post Share on other sites Davey 22,645 0 209 Favourite Logos:Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 – 1973/74 FiddySicks Share on other sites 4,735 posts Share this post Its it me or does that “c” in the middle look thicker compare to the one on the left ??? Members I, IV, V I like how he mentions the “Black Uniform Bandwagon” and how the fad is dying out, yet the Blue Jays jumped on it, even though the bandwagon was dead. As for the whole thing on the Buffaslug, I agree 100%. I hate the logo, they need to use old uniforms and logos. Nothing really more to say. Share on other sites Gothamite Sports Logos Wow. Didnt a CCSLCer make that concept jersey? Share on other sites Members 318 10,716 Sports Logos I don’t know – the more Buffalo works on creating a new image, the better their original image looks. I signed it and I can’t stand the Sabres. Death to the slug. 0 Link to post SabreGuy The artist formally known as Bucfan56 grmuckrakers 15,125 posts miltonANDlumbergh 0 0 Link to post Share this post 53,285 posts By Akuma, August 9, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Members Location:Dana White’s Hair 0 0 75 posts 195 Share this post 0 195 Forums Home Sports Logo News 0 Members Members Location:44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR) 0 Frylock Its it me or does that “c” in the middle look thicker compare to the one on the left ??? You are correct! And furthermore, notice that the two jerseys that have tags visible are manufactured by SP! Inspired by SabreGuy’s avatar…I mean, really… What is the deal with Quinn’s real hair? Fresh outta bed? HA! I can’t believe I never noticed that. It’s Larry Quinn’s guerilla marketing. Wearing the logo as his own hair in order to get us used to it!Maybe that’s why he liked the logo enough to pick it. He knew he recognized it, but he couldn’t figure out from where. It stares at him in the mirror every day! 145 Link to post wman Yes, the buffaslug has been done to death, but… Share on other sites wman Share this post 1,247 Mac the Knife 741 posts 160 posts 0 Share this post 0 Link to post 318 Members 195 Share on other sites Location:Denver, CO 22,645 22,645center_img Members Sports Logo News Location:Belleville, ON, CA Posted August 10, 2006 I agree. Tells us a lot about the response they got from the fans…. Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC Suigi Link to post Posted August 9, 2006 Share this post Wow. Didnt a CCSLCer make that concept jersey? I believe so.I think that’s actually been the worst thing to happen to the anti-Buffaslug movement. Every time someone trots that thing out and says “boy, the jersey better not look like THIS” the team can say “oh, don’t worry, that’s not the real jersey” and brush the whole thing off. It’s maddening. Every time that jersey pops up, it hurts our cause. SabreGuy Gothamite 1,454 posts 741 posts FiddySicks Gothamite miltonANDlumbergh 0 Posted August 10, 2006 Posted August 9, 2006 Inspired by SabreGuy’s avatar…I mean, really… What is the deal with Quinn’s real hair? Fresh outta bed? Members SabreGuy Link to post 18,373 posts Share on other sites Fix-ing the LogoCurrently at 28235 signatures, after I signed.Everyone at this board should too. I just gotta say that the Death to Buffaslug sigs are hysterical, and I look forward to seeing new ones. (And hoping to see one from my team, the Islanders) I made one Link to post Posted August 10, 2006 53,285 posts 22,645 0 Share this post SabreGuy 0 0 Link to post Sign in to follow this   Go To Topic Listing 0 0 Why someone hasn’t created “Buffaslug.com” yet is beyond me. It’d be yet another means by which people could pile on. Members Posted August 10, 2006 Frylock 0 Share this post Link to post Posted August 10, 2006 145 Location:Grand Rapids, MI 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Buffalo Members 0 0 318 Location:Belleville, ON, CA 0 grmuckrakers five boroughs, one City. Members 195 0 Members 0 Akuma I just gotta say that the Death to Buffaslug sigs are hysterical, and I look forward to seeing new ones. (And hoping to see one from my team, the Islanders) 195 0 Location:44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR) 0 Posted August 11, 2006 Mac the Knife 0 1 Akuma Members 10,716 The Plumber With The Silver Overalls 145 195 Share on other sites Location:Sacramento, California Sign in to follow this   King of Consistency Link to post Share this post Share this post SportsLogos.Net Members STL FANATIC STL FANATIC SabreGuy Frylock Members Davey 741 posts Share on other sites Posted August 11, 2006 Its it me or does that “c” in the middle look thicker compare to the one on the left ??? You are correct! And furthermore, notice that the two jerseys that have tags visible are manufactured by SP! Yep. He mentioned in the (rushed) press conference that they didn’t even have current versions of the jersies to display in the press conference. One of those jersies came out of Larry Quinn’s duffel bag. They’re all either old jersies or reproductions of jersies from different years, reflecting the subtle changes over time.Personally, I think it reflects how much they’re feeling the pressure, that they had to rush out this press conference even though they didn’t have matching jersies to display. 0 Suigi SportsLogos.Net 0 eMKayUSA Share on other sites Share this post 0 Share this post 22,645 Share this post 0 0 Posted August 10, 2006 1 Yeah… Lets smile a little more 1,247 All Activity 22,645 Followers 0 Members Posted August 9, 2006 1,454 posts Forums Home 209 Posted August 9, 2006 283 postslast_img read more

Toronto defender Mazins will no longer play in the Columbus series…

first_imgIn a game last night, Jake Mazin collided with a Columbus hockey player and failed unsuccessfully, leaving the match at the end of the third period when he was taken off the field with the help of medical staff. According to the Toronto team, Mazin was taken to the hospital after the game because, according to TSN, he did not feel his feet.Fortunately, Mazins recovered quickly at the hospital and was able to leave. “Maple Leafs” has confirmed that Mazins will no longer participate in the series against the “Blue Jackets” team represented by Latvian goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikkin and Matiss Kivleniek. He will be quarantined with the rest of the team at a Toronto hotel and hopes to return to the team later.The series between the Columbus and Toronto teams is a 1-1 draw, the series will lead to three victories.Mazins is an important player in the Toronto defensive line. In the regular season, he was the third most productive defender in the team, scoring 23 points (6 + 17) in 53 games. He spent an average of 21:35 minutes on the court, which was the third largest playing time for the team.Resources used:https://www.tsn.ca/jake-muzzin-back…last_img read more