FEI Gives Go-ahead to Riders for Global Champions League Following Order by Belgian Competition Authority

BRUSSELS, December 2, 2015/PRNewswire — ***Decision underlines freedom of riders to compete*** The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the equestrian sport’s governing body, has publicly confirmed that riders have the freedom to compete in the new team-based Global Champions League (GCL) launching in 2016. The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) already ordered the FEI to communicate this […]

Trump gets a bipartisan bashing in D.C. (NJ.com)

WASHINGTON — Businessman Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, drew bipartisan criticism Wednesday for his actions after a protestor was roughed up at a campaign rally last month. U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) both sounded their disapproval of Trump over the incident, in which a…

Italian anti-doping authorities ban 26 athletes

Rome, Safar 21, 1437, December 03, 2015, SPA — Italian anti-doping authorities have imposed a two-year
ban on 26 athletes, Ansa news agency reported Wednesday evening.

The group is accused of withdrawing from official tests, Ansa
reported, according to dpa.

Among the banned athletes is world champion pole-vaulter Giuseppe
Gibilisco and former world silver long-jumper Andrew Howe.

Former European triple jump champion Fabrizio Donato and former
world-class sprinter Simone Collio.

–SPA
02:56 LOCAL TIME 23:56 GMT
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U.S. Private-Sector Hiring Increases

Washington, Safar 20, 1437, Dec 2, 2015, SPA — U.S. businesses increased hiring last month, led by strong gains in retail, finance, and other service industries, a private-sector study found Wednesday, suggesting that job growth is strong enough to support the first Federal Reserve (Fed) interest-rate increase in almost a decade next month.
Payroll processor ADP said private-sector employers added 217,000 jobs in November, the most in five months and up from 196,000 jobs in October. Service-sector companies added 204,000 jobs, while manufacturers hired only 6,000.
Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which compiles the ADP data, said hiring was strong in most industries excluding the oil and natural-gas sector, which has been hurt by low oil prices, and factories that compete with overseas producers.
The strong November job gains suggest solid underlying momentum in the economy despite a struggling manufacturing sector.
Specifically, steady consumer spending is supporting greater hiring in services, which includes higher-paying professional positions such as information-technology and engineering jobs. That is helping to offset weak job gains in sectors like manufacturing, which is struggling with weak overseas economies and the strong U.S. dollar
The ADP report was released ahead of the U.S. government’s more comprehensive November employment report on Friday. Economists expect 190,000 jobs were added last month, up slightly from 182,000 in October.

–SPA
21:24 LOCAL TIME 18:24 GMT
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تعريف العالم بقصة مجموعة العشرين: استراتيجية التواصل التركية

اسطنبول وأنطاليا، تركيا، 1 ديسمبر 2015/ PRNewswire/ — أثناء رئاستها لمجموعة العشرين لعام 2015، قامت تركيا بتنفيذ برنامج شامل للتواصل لكي يعرف العالم قصتها الفريدة. (الشعار: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151201/292393LOGO ) (صورة: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151201/292394 ) (صورة: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151201/292397 ) “مجموعة العشرين. معا من أجل نمو شامل وقوي.” حتى هذا العام، كان الهدف الرئيسي لمجموعة العشرين هو تحقيق “النمو القوي والمستدام […]

SAGIA vows support for local business entrepreneurs 2 Riyadh

He said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently enjoying its economic invigoration climax and that it is time for business youths to take the opportunity of investment, noting that expenditures in all sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would reach SR2 trillion over the coming five years with the investment exploitable opportunities to amount to 100 or more in addition to unification of efforts of more than 30 bodies supportive to SAGIA unified investment plan.
He disclosed that SAGIA became aware of the most thorny obstacles facing small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs after having conducted a number of workshops on the issue. He cited the shortage of finance, shallowness of investment opportunities, lack of incentive programs for small and medium businesses, ambiguity of procedures, lack of benefiting from foreign investors experience and difficulty of finding skilled labor force as among the obstacles facing the promising businesses.
Al-Othman vowed that SAGIA is currently busy designing an electronic platform to serve the small and medium businesses as well as the entrepreneurs aiming to provide investment opportunities, skills building, service developing and data collecting.
–SPA
15:44 LOCAL TIME 12:44 GMT
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