Tuesday, 4 October 2016

US election: Clinton seizes offensive, as woes mount for Trump

Donald Trump’s presidential hopes suffered a punishing new setback Monday as authorities clamped down on his charitable foundation, while Hillary Clinton seized the offensive to brand the Republican an unscrupulous businessman. With just five weeks to go before the November 8 election, the billionaire Trump is struggling to regain his footing against a surging Clinton and climb out of one of the darkest periods of his White House campaign. Already weakened by damaging revelations about his taxes, Trump was hit with an order by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Donald J. Trump foundation must “cease and desist from soliciting contributions” in New York. The notice informed the charity that it had engaged in fundraising activities that were not permitted under the law because it had not been registered with state authorities. With Team Trump on the defensive after leaked documents suggested he may have paid no income tax for two decades, Democrat Clinton rounded on him as a real estate bully who cares little for his fellow countrymen. “While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that,” a fired up Clinton said in Toledo, Ohio. “He has been ‘dissing’ America in this whole campaign,” she charged, riding high on a surge in polling carried out after the bruising first presidential debate. The pair face off in their second showdown on Sunday. Vice presidential nominees Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia take the stage Tuesday for their only debate of the campaign cycle.

MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) Football Tournament to Kick Off in Guangzhou

MoneyGram G.O.A.L. (www.MoneyGram.com), a new five-a-side football tournament, is launching in Guangzhou, China. MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) will take place for the first time on October 22, 2016 at the Act Club, Tianhebei Road. The tournament will run for three consecutive Saturdays and culminate in the Grand Finals on November 5, 2016. MoneyGram G.O.A.L. brings a professional football tournament to Guangzhou, which is home to a large African community with significant populations from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya and Uganda. The teams will have an opportunity not only to showcase their skills on a professional football field but also raise the trophy and win the Grand Prize of $2,000 USD for the best team and $1,000 USD for the runner up. “At MoneyGram we constantly strive to ‘bring people closer’ through reliable money transfer services connecting families across geographies. As football plays such an important role in the everyday life of the African community, there is no better platform to bring those people closer across geographies,” says Sabrina Chan, marketing director, Asia and China at MoneyGram. “It’s our hope that our shared love for football can strengthen the connection between the African community in Guangzhou and their loved ones back home.” “As China has become a new key corridor for Africa, we want to engage with the communities we serve,” said Sabine Bauchau, marketing director, Africa at MoneyGram. “This tournament will showcase the best African football teams from the region for a chance to compete for the championship trophy.” Registration for MoneyGram G.O.A.L. will open on 21 September and will last until 18 October, 2016. A maximum of 32 teams can enter the tournament. Each team can have 8 -10 players representing any African country. Registration will be available at Postal Savings Bank of China locations in Guangzhou or by phone 013544313238.

How Tinubu Mounted Pressure To Be Vp Candidate In 2015, But Buhari Insisted On Osinbajo

BEVERLY HILLS, October 04, (THEWILL) – The authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari launched Monday has revealed that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, mounted pressure on Buhari to run as the latter's running-mate in the 2015 presidential election, however, the then presidential candidate preferred to run with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over Tinubu. Before now, the general perception had been that Tinubu was instrumental to the emergence of Osinbajo, who served as Attorney General during the former Lagos governor's tenure, as the APC vice presidential candidate. Tinubu, had himself at the presentation of the book, revealed how Osinbajo was selected as Buhari's running mate, stating that “it was agreed that we should field a religiously balanced ticket given the sensitivity of the moment.