CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Granted US Entry Amidst Denial

first_imgPresident of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad was finally granted a US entry visa after reports of him being denied surfaced.The BBC reported on Thursday that a CAF spokesperson had confirmed that Ahmad was denied a visa to attend the FIFA council meeting taking place in Miami, Florida.“I confirm the information. The (CAF) president will be in Cairo,” the spokesperson is quoted as saying. However, late on Thursday, a photo of Ahmad’s visa was released – reportedly by CAF.CAF later released a statement on its official website claiming that the reports of visa denial are unfounded and false.The statement read in part: “The Confederation of African Football wonders about the motive of the people who conveyed this false information, without bothering to check it. CAF informs the family of African football that at no time has a US entry visa been refused to President Ahmad Ahmad who, like the other members of the FIFA Council, is in possession of his visa issued by the Embassy of the United States in Egypt.”The three-month visa is issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo with the issue date being March 14 and expires June 12.Ahmad serves as vice-president of the FIFA council set to meet today and has missed the opening session of the two-day meeting after visa delays.Relatedlast_img read more

Skill deal for startup boost

first_imgKolkata: State of Science and Technology and Biotechnology department signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) in order to introduce two new courses which will help to develop skills for the entrepreneurs who want to come up with new start ups.On Wednesday afternoon, at Vigyan Chetana Bhavan, in Salt Lake, principal secretary to the Science and Technology and Biotechnology department Sayeed Ahmed Baba and Registrar of MAKAUT Partha Pratim Lahiri signed two MoU in presence of minister Bratya Basu. According to the MoU, the two courses are M.Tech on Geoinformetics and Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Business Management. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to the scientists, the course on Geoinformetics will help the students to get more jobs Also the PG diploma course on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Business Management will help the entrepreneurs to handle the critical issues of technology business management using the intellectual property rights as a tool for an organization or start ups which they are running. “The diploma course will help the entrepreneurs to become self dependent using the intellectual property rights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the talent of Bengal to stay here and our aim is to create opportunities,” said Basu.last_img read more