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CAS confirms sanctions against Zubkov, other Russians
Sports

CAS confirms sanctions against Zubkov, other Russians

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday it has turned downappeals from four Russians against sanctions by the ruling bobsleigh and skeleton federation ISBF over doping violations, including Alexander Zubkov. Zubkov originally won double gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games where he was also Russia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. He was later president of the Russian bobsleigh federation, a position he rested over the doping allegations. The ISBF last year banned Zubkov and the three others in connection with a forbidden "sample-swapping scheme in operation at the Sochi Games" as part of wide-ranging and state sponsored doping practices uncovered by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Zubkov and Russia were already stripped of the two golds by the In...
US, Iran battle over sanctions at world court
World

US, Iran battle over sanctions at world court

The United States and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President Donald Trump. Tehran dragged Washington to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in 2018 after Trump pulled the US out of a landmark international nuclear deal with Iran. They will argue over the coming week about whether the court, set up after World War II to deal with disputes between UN member states, actually has jurisdiction in the case. Iran says the sanctions brought back by the Trump administration breach the 1955 "Treaty of Amity" between the two countries, signed long before the 1979 Iranian revolution severed ties. Tehran won an early victory in October 2018 when the ICJ ordered sanctions on humanit...
Adhere to COVID-19 protocols or face sanctions
News

Adhere to COVID-19 protocols or face sanctions

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, reminded Ghanaians that those who flout COVID-19 protocols will be published. The President said the high compliance rate with mask wearing of persons recorded in survey by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) had fallen according to a new survey by the Service. This, he said, was not acceptable, as the enhanced hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing protocols must now be “central features of our lives, and they must continue to remain so for some time to come, until we see to the elimination of the virus from the country.” President Akufo-Addo, who, gave the reminder in his 16th update on Ghana’s enhanced response to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore warned that persons who continued to disregard the COVID-19 safety and preventive ...
US lifts visa sanctions imposed on Ghanaians
News

US lifts visa sanctions imposed on Ghanaians

The United States Government has lifted the visa sanctions imposed on some category of Ghanaians in 2019. The sanctions were over claims that Ghana was unreasonably delaying the return of its nationals ordered to be removed from the US. The lifting of the visa restrictions followed an agreement reached between Ghanaian officials and their United States counterparts which resulted in the lifting of the Visa sanctions on January 16, 2020. The restrictions involved the suspension of the issuance of A3 and G5 visas for domestic staff of Ghanaian Diplomats and limited validity of B1/B2 visas issued to Ghanaian officials of the Executive and legislative branches and all officials on government payroll and their spouse and children under 21 years of age. Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, ...
GBA calls for review of sanctions on failure to wear nose masks
News

GBA calls for review of sanctions on failure to wear nose masks

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has called for the review of punishment to be meted out to those who flout the mandatory wearing of nose masks. “Much as punishments ought to be meted out to persons who flout and contravene laws, the GBA is concerned with and finds the punishment imposed in respect of persons who breach Act 1012 and E1 164, harsh.” In a press release signed by Mr Anthony Forson Jnr, President and Mr Yaw Acheampong Boafo, Secretary of the GBA and copied the Ghana News Express, it said it had also noted, with concern, the growing number of confirmed cases of COVID -19 in the country. The statement said the punishment imposed by the provisions of Section 6 of Act 1012 and Paragraph 4(2) of E1 164 are severe and further that may culminate in the imposition of custodia...
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