Malawi’s HIV positive ‘hyena man’ jailed for sleeping with over 100…

first_imgThe HIV positive Malawian man who hit headlines for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows has been sentenced to 24 months in jail with hard labour.The practice of “widow cleansing” in Malawi, one that required a widow to have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a few years ago.Eric Aniva, 45, known in Malawi as a “hyena”, admitted to having unprotected sex with more than 100 women and girls without disclosing his HIV status.In Malawi, a “hyena” is paid to have sex with bereaved widows to exorcise evil spirits and to prevent other deaths occurring.At the request of a girl’s parents, the “hyena” is also paid to have sex with adolescent girls to mark their passage to womanhood after their first menstruation.Aniva’s shocking revelations attracted the attention of President Peter Mutharika, who then ordered that the “hyena” be arrested.Mr Mutharika had wanted that he be tried for defiling young girls, but none came forward to testify against him.Instead, he was tried for “harmful cultural practice” under section five of Malawi’s Gender Equality Act, for having sex with new widows.last_img read more

2017 HSI Breeding Grant

first_img 2017 HSI Breeding Grant 2017 HSI Breeding GrantHSI are seeking applications for the 2017 Breeding Grant which offers sponsorship and support for classes/competitions at various equestrian shows and events.Application forms are available to download HERE and applications will be considered based on the following criteria:Compatibility with the recommendations in Reaching New HeightsSupport for horses bred and produced in IrelandLevel of show and entriesBreeder prizes and recognitionGeographical, native breed and discipline spreadOverall contribution to the development of the industrySuitability of dateMatching fundsApplications should be returned by 5.00pm Tuesday 28th March 2017 to Ms. Nadia Rea, Horse Sport Ireland, Beech House, Millennium Park, Osberstown, Naas, Co Kildare. Phone. (045)854 543. Email: [email protected] 14 March 2017, 10:39 Related Documentation: Reaching New Heightscenter_img Home  »  Breeding News  »  2017 HSI Breeding Grant Tags:last_img read more

Early England exit spells financial doom

first_img0Shares0000England players take part in a team training session in Bagshot on September 29, 2015, ahead of their Rugby World Cup match against Australia. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, October 1- If England get knocked out early in the Rugby World Cup it is hosting, it will not only be a sporting humiliation but a financial setback. If England lose to Australia in Pool A on Saturday, the hosts will almost certainly tumble out of the tournament. No country staging the event has gone out this early. England head coach Stuart Lancaster has compared the match to a World Cup final.But perhaps there is even more riding on it.Lancaster, whose position would be on the line even though his contract was extended for six years in 2014, would be the embodiment of a failure that would have ramifications off the pitch — starting at the Rugby Football Union.The RFU, the game’s governing body in England, wanted to host the best-ever World Cup to inspire a generation to take up rugby. Early elimination would be a disaster.Its chief executive Ian Ritchie called it the “opportunity of a lifetime” and insisted that 2015 was the “most important year since the RFU was formed in 1871”.– Feel-good factor –The RFU has often been criticised for not capitalising on England winning the 2003 World Cup in Australia.This time, with the tournament in England, the RFU has made a huge investment, with a major promotion push surrounding matches screened on prime-time television.However, “unless England win or a star domestic player emerges, then the World Cup will not deliver on the promise that its hosting in England would have suggested,” Simon Chadwick, professor of sport business strategy and marketing at Coventry University, told AFP.An early English elimination would also be a blow to RFU merchandising revenues such as from England shirts.“A feel-good factor leads people to buy shirts as they seek to show their patriotism. Early exit would be highly undesirable for Canterbury,” the kit manufacturers.Heineken, the tournament’s main sponsors, are also crossing their fingers.“It would be a shame to lose as rugby-mad a market as England,” said the Dutch brewer’s global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt.“The number of viewers in the UK will dramatically drop if they’re knocked out. We’d like to see England do well,” he told the industry’s news portal just-drinks.Pubs are also pinning their hopes on England beating Australia.“An early exit in the World Cup will no doubt mean a drop in custom for struggling licensees across the country,” said Neil Walker, spokesman for the CAMRA beer industry advocacy group.– Television cliff-hanger –For ITV, which has the exclusive television broadcasting rights in Britain, a swift England exit “could be a disaster”, said Phil Hall of MediaCom, Britain’s biggest advertisers’ media buying agency.He said ITV could lose between one and two million pounds per match ($1.5-3.0 million, 1.4-2.7 million euros) due to a 40 percent drop in the price of advertising slots.“The result of the game on Saturday could have a meaningful effect on ITV’s year from a revenue point of view, as well as a wider knock-on effect on the advertising market and the economy,” Hall told AFP.During England’s 25-28 defeat to Wales on Saturday, ITV averaged 8.3 million viewers and a 38 percent share of the television audience, peaking at 11.6 million and 49 percent.“An England exit would be less than perfect but with Wales, Scotland and Ireland performing so well there is still a great tournament for us to showcase,” ITV director of sports Niall Sloane told AFP.“The overall audiences would experience a minor dip but we would make no less effort to show the remaining for our viewers.”The tournament itself should not suffer directly, according to Joanna Manning-Cooper, communications director for its organisers England 2015.“We have sold nearly all of the tickets for the knock-out stages, so we would still expect full venues whatever the outcome of the group stages,” she said.And overall, the economic fall-out would also be limited.“There are still significant numbers of overseas fans here that are sufficient to generate a fairly buoyant economic benefit,” said Chadwick.But for English rugby, “fail to make the knockout stages and their worst nightmare will become depressingly real,” The Guardian newspaper’s rugby correspondent Robert Kitson wrote.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

We are interested in Kagere, Rachier admits

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. PHOTO/FILENAIROBI, Kenya May 11- Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has admitted the club is weighing the options of bringing back Ugandan-born Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere during the Kenyan Premier League June transfer window.Rachier told Capital Sport he has been in constant communication with the forward who served the club last season, forming a dreaded attacking duo with 2015 Player of the Year Michael Olunga. However, Rachier said Kagere’s comeback will be up to head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira to make the final call.“We are talking with Meddie and also consulting with the coach because he has to be involved. Meddie is interested in coming back and we are also interested in bringing him back but it will depend on the dynamics of the coach. We are definitely looking for a striker,” Rachier said.Speaking exclusively to Capital Sport from Kigali where he has been training with his former club APR, Kagere said he would not rule out a move back to his former club though that would depend on several other offers put on his table.His arrival at the club would swing in new dynamics as far as Gor’s foreign quota of foreign players is concerned with the 15-time league champions being forced to drop one as they already have the required number of five.“For sure it is giving us a headache if we get in any foreigner because we already have five. We are quite satisfied with the performance of those we already have, but one may be sacrificed in the interest of having a balanced team,” Rachier added.Meanwhile, Gor coach Ferreira, fondly referred to as ‘Ze Maria’ says the club’s performance to pull off from the bottom half to a current fourth place on the SportPesa Premier League log should be attributed to team work.Despite Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge being at the heart of  K’Ogalo’s performance scoring five goals, Ze Maria says the team has been pulling in the same direction.“We definitely want to defend the title and I think we can do it. That is our target. Everyone is working hard and team work has brought us here. We play each match with improvement and I am particularly happy about last weekend’s match at Muhoroni Youth. I think we played the best game,” the former Brazillian international outlined.The coach was full of praise of youngster Eric Ouma with the Kakamega High School alumni being able to bench Rwandan left-back Abouba Sibomana.“He has been working very hard and I am proud of him. He is there because he deserves and as a coach it makes me happy because it is my work to develop talent,” Ze Maria disclosed.The defender has a contract which expires in June and the club is working round the clock to tie him into a new deal with arch rivals AFC Leopards said to be baiting him to sign for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more