LUSAKA Arizona Coyotes Women's Jersey , Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Two South African Premier League sides have expressed interests in acquiring the services of two top strikers in Zambia's local league, the Times of Zambia reported on Thursday.
South African Premier League giants, Mamelodi Sundowns and Amazulu are actively pursuing strikers Bornwell Mwape and Alex Ng'onga who play for local club, Nchanga Rangers.
Blackson Siwale, president of Nchanga Rangers said the club has received strong interest for their attacking duo, with Mamelodi targeting Mwape while Amazulu are interested in both players.
"The official position is that Mamelodi Sundowns have officially invited Bornwell for trials we couldn't say yes or no because of the national duties that Bornwell has had to attend to in particular COSAFA and CHAN qualifiers," he was quoted as saying by the paper.
The official added that the club will pursue the probable move of the two players to South African clubs after the players return from international duty.
The two players are currently with the national soccer team preparing for Saturday's African Nations Championship (CHAN) return leg qualifying fixture against Botswana. The duo were part of Zambia's victorious team that won the 2013 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Senior Challenge Cup.
ROME Anaheim Ducks Women's Jersey , Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The economic news from Italy has been grim for as long as anyone can remember. And there were more frowns this week, though hardly much shock, when Istat, the national statistics agency lowered Italy's accumulated GDP growth so far in 2014 down to -0.4 percent, compared to its previous estimate of -0.3 percent.
Worried policy makers at the European Central Bank, who are struggling to boost growth and fight the menace of deflation, have seen factory activity decline too Discount Winnipeg Jets Jersey , in the eurozone's number one and two economies: Germany and France.
But neither country has seen unemployment rise to levels seen in Italy, where the jobs market slowed down in October, another 50,000 posts were lost and the national unemployment rate rose to 13.2 percent, the highest figure ever recorded.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attempted to put a positive spin on events. "We are concerned about the unemployment rate, but data say the number of the employed is rising. During our time in government, 100 Discount Washington Capitals Jersey ,000 jobs have been created. We cannot deny the problems out there, but we shouldn't see the glass as half empty, either."
But what about the apparent contradiction that unemployment is rising while more jobs are being created? This is down to changes in the labor market.
"Labor force participation is increasing," said Francesco Giavazzi, an eminent economist at Milan's Bocconi business school. "More people, for example, it could be women who until now have been housewives Discount Vegas Golden Knights Jersey , are deciding to enter the labor market. Until they find jobs they are classed as unemployed."
Although, this causes in a rise in the official unemployment figures, it could mean that people feel more optimistic that there are jobs available. But that's not to say the unemployment figures, particularly the rate among the under-30s, are not cause for great concern.
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"Then you see that it's doubled. And that is very worrying," he said.
Giuseppe Di Taranto, a professor of economics at Rome's LUISS University, agreed.
"Total unemployment is actually falling slightly," he said, adding "But the figure has risen to 43.2 percent among those under 30 and this is deeply worrying."
To boost jobs and investment in Italy, the Renzi government is trying to push major labor reforms through parliament Discount Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey , in the form of Jobs Act. And this piece of legislation, which is designed to add new flexibility to labor markets, faces a crucial test this week.
The Act has already cleared the lower chamber of the Italian parliament and this week Renzi hopes it will pass a vote in the upper chamber, the Senate.
The legislation, which will apply to workers hired from 2015 onward, significantly lowers for three years the tax and social security burden on employers hiring new personnel. It also brings an hourly minimum wage for workers without collective labor contracts.
More controversially, employers will be able to change employees' duties according the business's emerging requirements. This change has met with strong opposition from unions.
Prof Di Taranto hailed the legislation. "I think Matteo Renzi is doing a great job and this is an important piece of legislation Discount Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey ," he said.
Ministers have sought to diffuse a key controversy surrounding another part of the labor reforms, article number 18, which makes it difficult for some businesses to sack workers, by watering it down rather than abolishing it.
However, some of Italy's unions, led by CGIL, remain fiercely opposed to the legislation.
"But the power of the unions has been reduced Discount St. Louis Blues Jersey ," said Prof Giavazzi. "There will be a general strike next week, but my hunch is that it will not be that well attended. People are worried about unemployment and they know that some flexibility is needed in the labor markets."
Even if the proposed reforms are approved by the Senate, it will take ministers another six months to detail the measures and pass them with decrees.
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