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In People magazine’s December 2004 issue, Gus Hansen was voted one of the 50 sexiest men alive. He was in good company with the likes of Jude Law, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Smits, Donald Trump, Blair Underwood, and Bruce Willis, to name a few.

 

What does he think of such recognition? Gus smiled, shrugged nonchalantly, and said, “It is pretty cool, but it’s not a life-changing event. I’m still little ol’ me. Sometimes things that happen are random coincidences with effort and skill involved in the mix. It’s all good.”

 

Gus is easy-going, comfortable with himself, charming, a total flirt, philosophical about life, and, mostly, easy to like. He’s fun; he smiles easily and has no pretenses.

 

“I Have a Gus”

 

In 1993, Gus moved from his native land, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Santa Cruz, California, where he lived for a few years. “I started playing poker in Santa Cruz. I saw one guy who always seemed to be winning. He helped me out a little. He was a good player for the game that was there, and he did funky, unconventional things. I said to myself, if he can do it, why can’t I?

 

“I have always liked to try out new things and test the waters. Maybe it is ridiculous, but I don’t like to exclude anything from my game plan. Every option is an option. Nothing is off-limits. Sometimes I would try something and then overdo it. So, in Santa Cruz, when I would overdo it and show some garbage hand, it became known as a ‘Gus.’ When someone would win with a funky hand, he would turn it over and say, ‘I have a Gus.’”

 

Military Service by Lottery

 

“In 1995, I went back to Denmark, where I had to sign up for the possibility of military service. It’s actually a lottery. You pick a number; if it’s a low number, you’re in, but the thing is, it’s only for nine months. Personally, I think it was a good point in time for me to be in the service. I may have needed a break from my gambling career to get back to real life.

 

“If I had to do it over again, I’m not sure the service was a bad thing. When you pick a real low number, you can choose what part of the service you want to be in. I chose the civil part, where I learned about first aid, fire hoses, helping people in emergencies, and even dragging people out of burning buildings. It was a good experience at the right time.”

 

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Gus is a world-class backgammon player, having won tournaments and big matches. “After the service, I went to New York to play backgammon and gin. In Denmark, I could play backgammon for only small money. I liked New York and the competition I found there.

 

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Mourinho branded an embarrassment for Chelsea

 

Even Chelsea’s own fans have begun to turn on manager Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese’s latest outburst at a rival manager in the English Premier League.

 

Mourinho – well known for raising the ire of other managers from his first spell at Chelsea – has continued in the same vein this season, with confrontations with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini.

 

However, his latest victim, Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, has this weekend accused Mourinho of embarrassing Chelsea after he branded the long-time Gunners manager “a specialist in failure”.

 

Wenger, whose last trophy at Arsenal came in 2005, said that Mourinho’s words were “disrespectful” after watching his side advance to the last eight of the FA Cup with a battling 2-1 win over Liverpool.

 

“I do not want to go into that silly, disrespectful remark,” Wenger said afterwards. “I never spoke about him in my press conference and I will not start.

 

“The only thing I know is it’s more embarrassing for Chelsea than for me. I’m embarrassed for him, honestly. I’m not interested in the subject at all.”

 

All change at Hamburg, again

 

Struggling Hamburg have put their proud Bundesliga record in the hands of experienced coach Mirko Slomka in the wake of Bert van Marwijk’s dismissal.

 

Slomka, Hamburg’s third Judi Online Domino99 coach of the season following Thorsten Fink and ex-Netherlands boss van Marwijk, has been tasked with ensuring the club avoid relegation from the German top flight for the first time in their history.

 

The 46-year-old German was himself sacked by Hannover in late December after a series of away defeats.

 

Now his challenge is to reverse the trend of recent results at Hamburg, who lost 4-2 at bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig, their seventh straight loss.

 

Slomka is best known for his work at Schalke, who he steered into the UEFA Europa League in both 2011/12 and 2012/13.

 

Toronto add Julio Cesar

 

MLS side Toronto FC have added another marquee signing to their squad in the shape of goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

 

The 34-year-old Brazilian shot-stopper, named in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s extended Brazil squad for the friendly against South Africa on 5 March, has been keen to leave Championship side QPR to garner greater playing time in the run-up to this year’s World Cup. Toronto have already added to their squad by recruiting Michael Bradley from Roma and Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe.

 

“Adding a player of Julio Cesar’s experience and ability only strengthens our club both in the short and long term,” Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said. “We are committed to creating a culture of winning at TFC, and there are few people in the world of soccer with a proven track record of consistently getting results that Julio has. We are very excited to bring him to Toronto FC.”

 

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While Germany stole the headlines in 2014 for their deserved World Cup triumph, it was surely their 7-1 humiliation of the hosts Brazil in the semi-final which sticks in the memory.

 

Belo Horizonte used to be the bête noire of English football, but the name will now live in infamy in Brazilian soccer annals too; the ‘beautiful horizon’ was a dark sky of doom over Brazil.

 

The sheer magnitude of the German victory remains off the scale of historic World Cup shocks.

 

Placed alongside the David & Goliath landmarks of previous tournaments – The USA rocking England in 1950, North Korea dumping Italy out in 1966 and Algeria surprising Germany in 1982 for instance, 2014’s host nation meltdown involved no minnows but appears the biggest of them all.

 

It was more a case of Brazil losing badly than Germany winning Judi Online greatly. Germany’s long-term planning certainly came to fruition – six of their semi-final side had lined up for their U21 team in 2009, and Jogi Löw admitted to having studied and learnt from South American football amongst others in forging a playing style, in stark contrast to Brazil persisting with its 1994-winning methods.

 

Yet Germany’s draw with Ghana and one-goal wins over Argentina, France and the USA do not suggest a goliath of a team bestrode the field in Belo Horizonte.

 

It had all looked so bright as the seleçao rode their luck, as hosts usually do, in their opening win over Croatia and in their penalty triumph over Chile, before the overwhelming pressure of a nation and FIFA’s lunatic leniency directive to referees helped overawe the more talented Colombians in the quarter-final. As Löw’s men galloped through the porous Brazilian midfield in a paralyzing seven-minute spell which yielded four goals, the green and gold fervour turned suddenly, horrifically sour as the spectre of sudden death appeared

 

The horror was far from confined to Brazilians. Everyone came to work the next day to share stories of their mild trauma at witnessing Germany go 7-0 up against the host nation.

 

Ironically, the Teutonic deluge created a wave of sympathy for the losing team who in their previous match had disgraced the tournament by using strong-arm tactics to oust the free-flowing Colombians.

 

But as the German goal-machine kept scoring, it began to look like bullying, and the ruthlessness of the Mannschaft was laid bare in their furious reactions to conceding a goal at the end. Professionals should not take their foot off the pedal to spare an opponent from abject humiliation, yet many were wishing Germany would leave it at 5-0.

 

Whilst it was not pleasant thinking 300 million souls on the other side of the Atlantic were in anguish, it still felt reassuring that the expert predictions were shown up for the guesses they always are, and that whatever disaster was unfolding on the pitch, the pain was being felt together. That surely is the essence of football supporting …

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After sensationally sacking coach Holger Osieck in the aftermath of Urawa’s second successive league defeat of the season, all eyes will be on Saitama Stadium for the beginning of the Gert Engels era as Urawa Reds kick off their Nabisco League Cup campaign at home to Vissel Kobe.

 

Club president Mitsunori Fujiguchi claimed that Osieck had lost the support of the players, and former assistant coach Engels will hope to win over players and fans alike with some positive results in Urawa’s upcoming League Cup matches.

 

In contrast to Holger Osieck, Nagoya Grampus coach Dragan Stojkovic was ecstatic with Nagoya’s 2-0 win over Urawa last weekend, and the Qiu Qiu Online Toyota-backed club kick off their League Cup campaign when they face Kyoto Sanga FC for the second time in two weeks.

 

The League Cup is comprised of a six-game group stage, with the four group winners and two best-placed runners-up joining AFC Champions League participants Kashima Antlers and Gamba Osaka in the quarter-finals.

 

The fixture list for the first two League Cup rounds is;

 

March 20

 

Group A

Nagoya Grampus vs Kyoto Sanga FC (Mizuho Stadium)

Urawa Reds vs Vissel Kobe (Saitama Stadium)

 

Group B

Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata (Ajinomoto Stadium)

Shimizu S-Pulse vs FC Tokyo (Nihondaira Stadium)

 

Group C

Kawasaki Frontale vs JEF United (Todoroki Stadium)

Kashiwa Reysol vs Consadole Sapporo (Kashiwanoha Stadium)

 

Group D

Yokohama F. Marinos vs Oita Trinita (Mitsuzawa Stadium)

Albirex Niigata vs Omiya Ardija (Big Swan Stadium)

 

March 23

 

Group A

Vissel Kobe vs Nagoya Grampus (Kobe Wing Stadium)

Kyoto Sanga vs Urawa Reds (Nishikyogoku Stadium)

 

Group B

Jubilo Iwata vs FC Tokyo (Yamaha Stadium)

Tokyo Verdy vs Shimizu S-Pulse (Ajinomoto Stadium)

 

Group C

Consadole Sapporo vs Kawasaki Frontale (Muroran Stadium)

JEF United vs Kashiwa Reysol (Fukuda Denshi Arena)

 

Group D

Omiya Ardija vs Yokohama F. Marinos (Omiya Park Stadium)

Oita Trinita vs Albirex Niigata (Kyushu Oil Dome)

 

In the pick of the J2 fixtures on March 20, Vegalta Sendai host Avispa Fukuoka in a clash of promotion hopefuls, Thespa Kusatsu take on unbeaten Yokohama FC, another unbeaten club in Sanfrecce Hiroshima travel to Shonan Bellmare, while Mito Hollyhock host Ventforet Kofu.

 

On March 23 Yokohama FC host Sagan Tosu, Cerezo Osaka welcome Vegalta Sendai to Nagai Stadium, Sanfrecce Hiroshima face Mito Hollyhock at Big Arch, while FC Gifu host Tokushima Vortis in a Sunday evening clash.

 

Keiji Tamada earns surprise recall to the Japan team

 

Nagoya Grampus striker Keiji Tamada has earned a surprise recall to the Japan squad that travels to Manama to face Bahrain in a crucial World Cup qualifier on March 26.

 

The 27-year-old has not featured for the national team since scoring against Brazil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, after a series of injuries saw him lose his place in the Nagoya starting line-up under former Dutch coach Sef Vergoossen.

 

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There is a familiar look to the top of the J-League, where Gamba Osaka and Urawa Reds currently occupy the top two positions.

 

The two clubs clashed in front of 55,258 fans at Saitama Stadium on May 13, where the shares were spoiled in a 1-1 draw, after Bare’s early opener was cancelled out by Washington.

 

Washington endured a frustrating afternoon against Gamba, first seeing a goal chalked off for a foul on thirty-seven minutes, before Gamba goalkeeper Yosuke Fujigaya saved Washington’s spot-kick after sixty-four minutes. The temperamental striker finally got on the score-sheet after seventy-six minutes, as the honours were shared in Saitama.

 

Gamba got back to winning ways on May 19, beating Kashiwa Reysol 2-1 in wet conditions at Expo ’70 Stadium in Osaka. Ex-Ventforet Kofu striker Bare scored his seventh goal of the season to open proceedings. Midfielder Takahiro Futagawa then produced an early contender for goal-of-the-season, with a stunning thirty yard strike that rocketed passed Yuta Minami in the Kashiwa goal.

 

On the stroke of half-time former Bayer Leverkusen front-man Franca played in strike partner Tadanari Ri, and the Japan under-22 international produced a clinical finish to beat Fujigaya in the Gamba goal. That’s how the scoreline stayed, as the second half failed to match the excitement of the first.

 

In Aichi-ken 34,347 fans turned out at Toyota Stadium, but the https://www.southendformaggio.com/  fans left disappointed as Urawa snatched a 2-1 win over Nagoya Grampus Eight. With Marcus Tulio Tanaka missing through a thigh injury, Brazilian defender Fabio Nene stepped in, and he opened the scoring by heading home Robson Ponte’s twenty-seventh minute corner.

 

Norwegian international Frode Johnsen equalised when he ghosted in behind the Urawa defence to volley home Shohei Abe’s left-wing cross, as the two teams went in level at the break. It took until the eighty-fourth minute for Urawa to conjure a winner, when Washington stabbed home from twelve yards to maintain the pressure on Gamba Osaka at the top of the table.

 

The match between Omiya Ardija and Yokohama FC was delayed for twenty minutes as a ferocious storm swept over Komaba Stadium, drenching the 9,466 fans in attendance. It was the home side who ultimately came out on top, with an eighty-third minute Daisuke Tomita winner relieving some of the pressure on new coach Robert Verbeek. The win lifts Omiya above Yokohama FC, although Omiya are still second-from-bottom on the J-League table.

 

JEF United turned in a diabolical performance at Fukuda Denshi Arena, losing 3-1 to visitors Sanfrecce Hiroshima, for whom Ueslei scored a hat-trick inside half an hour.

 

The problems began for United when veteran goalkeeper Tomonori Tateishi raced towards the corner flag to intercept a stray ball. Ueslei arrived first, and his cross was handled on the goal line by Koji Nakajima. Referee Yuichi Nishimura was lenient in showing Nakajima a yellow card, but Ueslei was less generous, and he converted the spot-kick after just six minutes of play.…

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Opera Ltd (NASDAQ : OPRA), a Norwegian-based company that developed web browsers for over 320 million users, allows users to now buy cryptocurrency from their mobile app. Due to a partnership, this service will be available in Scandinavia for the first time.

 

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Opera, the Norwegian browser-maker, has announced that Opera for Android, its mobile browser, will allow users to purchase cryptocurrencies directly from their phones. Opera for Android now offers a digital wallet top-up option through an integration with Safello, Sweden’s online cryptocurrency broker. This feature will be available in Scandinavia first and is expected to be available in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

 

Opera Mobile Browser Now Allows Scandinavians to Buy Cryptocurrency

 

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Charles Hamel from Opera’s Product Lead for Crypto said, “We believe that the next significant phase in crypto will be usage.” We believe the browser will be the gateway to these use cases. We are making another step forward in this direction thanks to Safello’s partnership.

 

Crypto at your Fingertips

 

Safello was founded in Sweden in 2013. It is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Sweden. Safello allows users to verify their identities by using the Nemid and Norway’s Bankid services. Safello is an online brokerage that focuses on speed and simplicity. It promises that buying cryptocurrency with Safello will take less than one minute. You can also make credit and debit card payments and transfer funds over local payment networks like Swish in Sweden.

 

Frank Schuil, CEO at Safello, stated: “With Safello brokerage in Opera mobile browser for Android both new and experienced users will now be able to transact cryptocurrency in the most secure, fastest and safest manner possible.” They can purchase crypto right from their mobile browser.

 

Users in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark can download Opera for Android to test the new crypto wallet topping up feature.…

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After five rounds of the J-League, newly promoted side Kashiwa Reysol are the unexpected table-toppers.

 

Kashiwa beat Yokohama F. Marinos 2-0 in a heated encounter at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on April 7, courtesy of goals from Tatsuya Suzuki and Yukihiko Sato.

 

The match was notable for referee Hiroshi Tanabe’s decision to disallow a Koji Yamase strike just before half-time. Tanabe claimed that Yamase had committed a foul in the lead up to the goal, but video replays suggest that Yamase’s goal was legitimate.

 

Elsewhere in J1 Gamba Osaka came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Kawasaki Frontale, in front of 18,587 fans at a rain-soaked Expo ’70 Stadium in Osaka.

 

Hiroyuki Taniguchi opened the scoring for Kawasaki, only for Tomokazu Myojin to hit back for the home team. Brazilian midfielder Magnum – who has been in excellent form in 2007, restored Kawasaki’s lead, but an eighty-third minute strike from defender Satoshi Yamaguchi restored parity for Gamba Osaka, who are currently lying in second on the J-League table.

 

A crowd of 45,025 braved the rain at Saitama Stadium, to witness home team Urawa Reds come from behind to beat Jubilo Iwata 2-1. Robert Cullen opened the scoring for the visitors, but goals either side of half-time from Washington and Robson Ponte secured all three points for the Reds.

 

In Sunday’s action, Shimizu S-Pulse Togel Singapore ground out a hard fought 2-0 win over Oita Trinita, thanks to goals from defender Daisuke Ichikawa and South Korean international Cho Jae-Jin.

 

JEF United recorded their first league win of the season, with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Yokohama FC. Goals from Koki Mizuno, Seiichiro Maki, Naotake Hanyu and Satoru Yamagishi moved United out of the drop zone and up to thirteenth place on the J-League table.

 

In J2 news, northern outfit Vegalta Sendai are on top of the table, despite only managing a 2-2 draw away at Tokushima Vortis in the latest round of matches.

 

Kyoto Sanga FC, who were relegated from J1 last season, beat fallen giants Tokyo Verdy 3-1 in Tokyo, to move up to second in the standings. They are equal on points with Consadole Sapporo, who drew 0-0 at home against Avispa Fukuoka – another club relegated from J1 last season.

 

Tokyo Verdy and Fukuoka round out the top five, while Cerezo Osaka are in seventh on the J2 ladder.

 

Nabisco League Cup

 

The opening group stage of the League Cup has passed the midway point and after four games, the groups are beginning to take shape.

 

In Group A, JEF United lost 1-0 at home to Gamba Osaka in the latest round of matches, however they still top the group with nine points. Gamba are second with seven points. After beating Vissel Kobe 1-0 in Kobe in their last match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima have six points, but Kobe have virtually been eliminated from the tournament having picked up just one point so …

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Bitcoin is currently going through a purple patch. After hitting an all-time high in March, BTC surged even higher in May. This is a great bullish run for the cryptocurrency, which looks set to earn more exposure, as well as an expanded user base, as a result. Media outlets around the world are chiming in on the new Bitcoin price, which is currently trading over $1,500. As more people become aware of Bitcoin’s lucrative nature, investors pile in more money. Late adopters are known to greatly inflate prices, allowing early investors to ride the bullish wave. But what about if you’re new to Bitcoin and you’re not yet ready to dive into making trades? A quick and easy way to acquire some free Bitcoins is by using Bitcoin faucets, a rewards system that pays out a small fraction of Bitcoin when users complete a simple task.

 

These tasks can be anything from solving simple captchas to playing very basic casino games. While Bitcoin faucets aren’t likely to make you a fortune, they are a viable way to earn a small amount of cryptocurrency with relatively low risk. For instance, many faucets don’t pay out more than 1,000 Satoshi at a time, which is around 1 cent. Bitcoin faucets are primarily designed to get people onto specific websites which usually make money through ad revenue. Generally, the higher the amount of traffic a website has, the more ad revenue it can make. This creates a situation where the Bitcoin faucet owner and the faucet participant benefit – the latter get free Satoshi paid into their Bitcoin wallet. There are a few different types of Bitcoin faucet. Some only require a participant to log onto a website to claim a reward, while others involve very simple games being played before a payout is secured.

 

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Playing games in order to earn Bitcoin makes the earning process interactive and entertaining. Rollin.io is a relatively straightforward higher-or-lower-type dice game, where players must input a number and then make a prediction on whether a generated number will be higher or lower. As with any game, it is important for players to fully familiarize themselves with the rules and odds of all of the possible outcomes prior to playing, and the site offers rules and tutorial sections to inform users of the various permutations available.

 

While relatively simplified offerings, faucets such as these can be compared in a number of ways to casino games such as roulette and blackjack. For example, knowing the rules and  helps to inform players on the pros and cons of inside and outside betting, as well as the odds of winning in European, French or American variations of the game. Similarly, TT Games’ Lego Worlds, which re-released for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 on March 7, 2017, came complete with a fully featured tutorial to ease players into the game. Likewise, Satoshi Mines, which functions as a Bitcoin-based take on …

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We see them advertised all over the place. These are also freely available anywhere; from the food stores to your local supermarkets. The energy drinks also claim some absurd claims which become pretty hard to believe, at times. The fact of the matter is not every energy drink is the same.

 

What are energy drinks?

 

Energy drinks are beverages like Red Bull, Venom, Adrenaline Rush, 180, ISO Sprint, and Whoopass, which contain large doses of caffeine and other legal stimulants like ephedrine, guarana, and ginseng. Energy drinks may contain as much as 80 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of a cup of coffee. Compared to the 37 mg. of caffeine in a Mountain Dew, or the 23 mg. in a Coca-Cola Classic, that’s a big punch.

 

The Health Dangers of Energy Drinks

 

Nu-Train comments: In 1997, with the introduction of Energy supplement – Red Bull, energy drinks began as a significant category in the US market. Since then, the market has grown by 50% almost yearly, and the energy drink market now totals more than four billion dollars. Clearly, this indicates that many Americans are consuming these caffeine laden trendy beverages, but are they really that good for us.

 

Energy Drink Dangers

 

There are many different trends for food and entertainment that we have seen over the years. Some trends prove timeless, like champagne at New Year’s Eve, whereas some are gone as quickly as they began. A current trend gaining popularity is energy drinks. These highly caffeinated, sugary sweet drinks are everywhere, from the stores to TV shows to the bars and they are very popular on many college campuses.

 

The Dangers of Energy Drinks

 

These drinks, when used in moderation, are relatively safe. However, when they are consumed over a prolonged period of time, high levels of certain ingredients that build up in the body over time can have major effects on the body. Some of these effects last long-term.

 

The ads are exciting. The names are enticing. Red Bull. Adrenaline Rush. Whoopass. They are part of an ever-growing list of popular energy drinks marketed to the under thirties crowd, a market that used to belong to soft drink companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

 

Dangers Of Metabolism Boosters

 

The main purpose of metabolism boosting substances is to assist body when exercising. They are there to accelerate calorie burning process. There is a common misperception that metabolism boosters can replace the role of physical activity in loosing weight. Fault for this belief lies partly by online diet marketers. Last 5 years are known as “diet spamming” period.

 

The truth is, not all energy drinks are the same. While many of the ingredients are common among them, each energy drink has its own little twist to it. And reading the labels of these drinks isn’t going to help the average consumer much if they don’t know what to look for

 

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Make-or-break hearings into the proposed tightening anti-tobacco laws are scheduled to take place in Parliament this week.

Those expected to put their views to MPs in Parliament’s health committee range from the National Council Against Smoking and medical experts to industry stalwart Phillip Morris SA.

The hearings are part of a process expected to lead to the government amending the country’s Tobacco Products Control Bill in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations.

‘Regulated out of existence’

The bill was expected to be passed last year but it was delayed to allow a full hearing of views.

Last year saw heated opposition and support for the bill which, if it becomes law, will see a far tougher line on smoking in public places as well as manufacturing standards – and a range of verbal and written submissions were made to the health committee of the National Assembly.

On one side, the tobacco industry says it contributes about R8-billion a year to the fiscus in taxes and, while it admits health risks exist, argues it is being regulated out of existence and there is a danger that a situation similar to that of the prohibition era in America will exist and an illegal tobacco industry will flourish beyond government control.

The industry estimates that as many as 10 million illegal cigarettes are smoked each day, with consumers none the wiser about content or whether acceptable manufacturing standards have been followed. There are also concerns that the tobacco farming industry, which employs about 20 000 people in South Africa, could see resultant job losses.

The Health Department, however, says it is obliged to meet international standards for tobacco control and is moreover planning regulations at a provincial competency level that would clamp down on the sale of single cigarettes and control advertising on packets.

The department says at least 80 South Africans die each day as a result of tobacco-related diseases and the toll is twice as high as the number of people who die in motor accidents.

The bill seeks to amend the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act No 83 of 1993) to bring it in line with the WHO Framework Conventions on Tobacco Control, to which South Africa is a signatory.

The bill seeks to close loopholes in the act by restricting or prohibiting smoking in certain outdoor and public places, set standards for the manufacturing and export of tobacco products, and amend the regulation section empowering the minister to prescribe the standards that a tobacco product must comply with and the information that a manufacturer of a tobacco product must submit to the minister.

The bill also proposes amendments to the preamble so as to, among others, insert the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

This means it seeks to allow the health minister more powers to regulate what goes into tobacco products and what comes out in the form of smoke.

It aims to stop smokers standing at the entrance of public places. It also sets out …