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Trezeguet Calls for More Meaningful Matches in Football’s Future Calendar

With no match calendar in place after 2024, FIFA is facilitating discussions as part of a wide-ranging review with many and varied stakeholders and Trezeguet is eager for the results to contribute to a truly global football of the future

FIFA World Cup 1998 winner says players need matches in calendar to have a higher profile; former France star says fewer windows for national team football will increase the quality; players are among the stakeholders being consulted as part of a wide-ranging review. David Trezeguet has welcomed the extensive review…

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Machine Learning: Africa at the heart of a three-day conference at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The fifth edition of the Applied Machine Learning Days will focus on Africa and the concrete and positive impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on key sectors

L’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (www.EPFL.ch/fr/) annonces AMLD Africa (https://AppliedMLDays.org)*, International event from September 2 to 4 on machine learning applied to African development. This will be the first time that the "Applied Machine Learning Days", the largest European conference on the subject and on Artificial Intelligence, will be…

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Official working visit by Federal Councillor Sommaruga to Senegal and Ghana

Federal Councillor Simnetta Sommaruga will travel to Accra from 6th July to 9th July 2021 for a working visit

This visit is to follow up on the innovative Climate Cooperation Agreement signed between Ghana and Switzerland (the first with an African country and second in the world) under Article 6 the Paris Agreement in November 2020. Ms Sommaruga will attend a ministerial roundtable discussion to assess progress towards implementation.…

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Domenico Pozzovivo rides away with 6th place on GC at Tour de Suisse

The final stage of the Tour de Suisse was one last very difficult stage in the Swiss Alps

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) won the Tour de Suisse overall with Gino Mader (Bahrain-Victorius) taking out the final stage victory. Team Qhubeka ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com) had Domenico Pozzovivo ride away with a very good 6th place overall. The final stage of the Tour de Suisse was one last very difficult stage…

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Team Qhubeka ASSOS motivated for Tour de Suisse

The Tour de Suisse gets underway on Sunday and Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be motivated to perform well during the UCI World Tour event, in front of its numerous key Swiss partners

Team Qhubeka ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com) will take to the start of the Tour de Suisse, motivated to race well on the home roads of ASSOS of Switzerland, BMC Switzerland and On Running. The 8-stage race includes two time trials while the 6 road stages all incorporate a significant amount of climbing…

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Respect and dialogue needed to restore normality as breakaway league is strongly disapproved

The FIFA President emphasised his full support to the European sports model, a successful model of openness and inclusivity, promotion and relegation

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA's strong disapproval of the proposed European breakaway league project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European and…

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IOM Nigeria Joins Authorities to Launch New “Blue Bus” Project to Fight Human Trafficking

The Blue Bus is a one-stop shop where vulnerable migrants can get information on risks associated with trafficking in persons, where to report cases, and on-spot counselling services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), launched a new project in Abuja, Nigeria, to raise awareness of the scourge of human trafficking among populations at risk in migration prone areas across the country.  The 23 March launch marked the…

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FIFA: Federal Criminal Court reprimands extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller and declares aspects of his investigation null and void

Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) has ruled that extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller acted illegally by extending his investigation beyond its remit. Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. However, instead of doing…

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Ebola: Red Cross intensifies response amidst fears of regional spread

Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts

Red Cross teams in Guinea and across West Africa are ramping up response efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. To support these live saving activities, the International…

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Switzerland and The Gambia sign cooperation agreements on migration and civil aviation

The agreement covers issues relating to the practical organisation of returnees, such as identification and the issuing of replacement documents

On 12 January Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, as vice president of the Federal Council, and Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter signed two cooperation agreements – on civil aviation and on migration – during the official visit to Bern by a delegation from the Republic of The Gambia, headed by Vice President…