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SOUTH AFRICA: From The Desk of The President – Monday, 19 July 2021

SOUTH AFRICA: From The Desk of The President – Monday, 19 July 2021

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, PRESIDENT, PRESS CONFERENCE, South Africa
Dear Fellow South African,Yesterday, we joined with people across the world in marking Nelson Mandela Day through acts of service and generosity.But this Nelson Mandela Day was different to previous years. It took place in the aftermath of a week in which parts of our country were gripped by violence and mayhem.It was a week in which we were confronted by deeply unsettling images of desolate owners standing outside the shells of what was once a thriving business; of looted shops and warehouses; of burning trucks and buildings and streets strewn with debris; of anxious citizens barricading their communities; and of snaking queues of people lining up to buy food.Despite this, we observed Nelson Mandela Day not as country on its knees, but as a people who collectively embody the spirit of Ne...
WIM – WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT SEMINAR – FOCUSING ON CHANGE

WIM – WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT SEMINAR – FOCUSING ON CHANGE

FIA, Motorsport, PRESS CONFERENCE, Sports
The third international FIA Women in Motorsport Seminar got underway today, July 7, in the Principality of Monaco. Nearly 80 delegates from 68 countries joined the opening day of the two-day Seminar, which is designed to unite the motor sport community and its national sporting authorities, discuss and debate the challenges affecting women, and identify areas where promoting greater awareness and inclusivity within the sport can be accelerated. Broadcast live on Facebook, the opening session, Women in Motor Sport - A Decade of Action, formed part of the wider FIA Conference and was opened by Jean Todt. The FIA President welcomed the delegates and underlined how many more women are needed within the sport. He also thanked strong sponsors and partners for their support in providing e...
Biden says he agreed with Putin to stop Iran from getting nuclear bomb

Biden says he agreed with Putin to stop Iran from getting nuclear bomb

DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, PRESS CONFERENCE, RUSSIA, USA, WORLD
The US President did not secure a commitment from his Russian counterpart on Wednesday to renew a UN cross-border aid operation into Syria. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP) GENEVA--US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Wednesday in Geneva to cooperate toward preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, said the US leader at the end of the US-Russia summit. Talking at a news conference in Geneva after his first meeting with the Russian leader, Biden said he told Putin “how it is in the interest of both Russia and the United States to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.” “We agreed to work together there because it’s as much...
‘Drink water’: Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba swap out Euro 2020 press conference drinks

‘Drink water’: Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba swap out Euro 2020 press conference drinks

EURO 2020, EUROPE, FIFA, Football, Portugal, PRESS CONFERENCE, Sports, UEFA
Bottles in front of players have rarely been the focus of sporting press conferences, however, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have opted against having the branded bottles in view. On Monday, the Portuguese captain removed two bottles of Coca-Cola kept in front of him at a press conference ahead of his side's Euro 2020 clash against Hungary, encouraging people to drink water instead. Cristiano Ronaldo removing Coca-Cola bottles from in front of him during a Euro 2020 press conference. Images: © UEFA The 36-year-old moved the cola bottles aside as he sat down to speak to the media. He then held out a bottle of water, before shouting in Portuguese: 'Agua!' Following France's 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday evening, 'Man of the Match' Pogba, who...
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