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  • Rivals chase teenage prospect

    first_imgChelsea have invited highly-rated young goalkeeper Dominik Dyk to train with them, the Daily Mail reports.The 16-year-old Pole, who plays for Morawica Moravia, has also attracted interest from Fulham.AVB in the news again.The Sun, which on Friday linked Fabio Capello with Chelsea, note that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has again visited the club’s training ground – seemingly increasing the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.Several papers include Villas-Boas’ recent comments about players who dive in order to win penalties.He believes new rules should be introduced – as with the clampdown on two-footed tackles – in order to deal with the problem.Meanwhile, speaking ahead of his team’s match against QPR, Blackburn striker Yakubu has claimed that he rejected a transfer to Loftus Road.Yakubu was one of a host of forwards Rangers enquired about prior to the sacking of Neil Warnock, and the Nigerian says he had the chance to move.The Daily Star quote Yakubu as saying: “I decided not to go. I’m really happy here, so why leave? I’m lucky to be at Blackburn.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • South Africa exceeds foreign investment target by R20-billion

    first_img4 March 2016South Africa attracted R64.3-billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between 1 April and 31 December 2015, the first three quarters of the financial year – surpassing its target of R45-billion by almost R20-billion.This was announced by Minister Siyabonga Cwele, chair of the International Cooperation, Trade and Security cluster, during a media briefing in Cape Town last week. South Africa, he said, remains a competitive investment destination, despite a troubled global economy.“For citizens, the investment means an opportunity to work, to develop their skills, earn a sustainable income and feed a family,” Cwele said.He said South Africa continues its engagements with the European Union (EU), its largest trading partner and foreign investor.“Over 2 000 EU companies are operating within South Africa and have created over 350 000 jobs. The EU also contributes about R1.5-billion to infrastructure development for domestic and regional programmes through the Infrastructure Investment Programme.”In 2015, South Africa exported goods worth more than R216-billion to the EU. Half of the exports were manufactured products.Tourism essential to growthCwele said tourism was a vital sector of the economy, contributing about 9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product.“The country received 8 903 773 foreign tourist arrivals during 2015, generating a significant revenue contribution to the economy,” he said. He added that more than 1.6-million local and international tourists visited Kruger National Park last year.A range of skills development programmes have been launched to unlock the full economic potential of tourism, Cwele said. “These include training 577 young people as chefs this year, instructing 300 youths in the art of serving wine expertly as professional sommeliers and teaching unemployed graduates to become food safety assurers, who ensure that the food served at our establishments is stored, prepared and served safely.”He said the Department of Tourism was implementing revised Tourism Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.“The black ownership target has been set at 30%, which is higher than the target in the generic codes of good practice to assist in our efforts to drive transformation in the sector. To address women empowerment, this 30% must consist of 50% women.”South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

  • Babus battled with OC for CWG passes

    first_imgWhen the country’s athletes were winning medals and glory for the country, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) was engaged in an ugly war of words with venue administrators, who were mostly senior serving and retired bureaucrats, over the issue of complimentary passes and the ticketing mess in general.An empty stand during the Comonwealth Games 2010.And they were not alone in this, as is evident from the dirty linen being pulled out of the OC’s closet almost daily. Many state bhavans and sports federation chiefs were engaged in slanging matches with the OC on the issue of complimentary tickets. Mail Today has copies of the angry emails sent by the venue administrators to the OC, all complaining of complimentary passes not reaching them on time. Adding insult to injury, the OC gave the venue administrators just two guest passes each for the opening and closing ceremonies. Many of them refused to accept the passes after they came to know that they would be sitting in the 30th row.Says a senior bureaucrat who had accompanied a central minister at the closing ceremony: “The tickets for the ceremony had been oversold. Seven out of 10 tickets I came across were complimentary passes and I personally saw two pass holders fighting for the same seat.”Even swimmer Khazan Singh, 1986 Seoul Asian Games silver medallist and venue administrator for the S. P. Mukherjee Aquatics Centre (Talkatora Stadium), had written to OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi on the ticketing mess: “I experience embarrassment daily for being unable to give complimentary tickets to the dozens of VIPs, athletes and their parents.advertisementThis is happening despite repeated assurance that each venue administrator would get at least 20-25 tickets to distribute. I am humiliated more because I cannot give tickets to people at the venue administered by me even though hundreds of seats are going empty.”He ended the letter stating very bluntly, “Maybe we administrators do not matter as we don’t vote like sports federations, who were later obliged facing pressure.”Singh also pointed out that the OC had overhyped the ticket sales by insisting that they had all been “sold out”, when in fact it had not printed enough tickets ostensibly to save money. But when it was faced with a rush for certain popular events, it started selling complimentary passes as priced tickets because not enough time was left for printing.Another bureaucrat posted at a venue wrote: “It surprises me as stadias are empty and people are crying for tickets. Some NRIs have also returned empty-handed from the venues and have only complained to me about the mismanagement. We have not even got our own share of passes as promised which we could have given to some visitors to save national embarrassment.”Table tennis ace Sharad Kamal’s sponsor, Rajeev Sharma of Killerspin, has also lashed out against the mismanagement of tickets. Sharma is reported to have complained that although “almost 80 per cent” of seats of the stadia were empty, tickets were not available to people who were willing to pay any price to watch the events.Others such as Siri Fort sports complex administrator Harish Kumar and D. K. Sharma, who was posted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium wrestling venue, have complained too. “Khazan Singh’s mail expresses the anguish of most of the venue administrators,” Sharma has written to Kalmadi.Most of the administrators, he complained, had to be content watching the closing ceremony on TV. Even as these allegations were flooding Kalmadi’s mailbox, the OC’s ticketing director, Monica Jolly, rejected the charges saying, “The daily quota of tickets to all venue administrators have been handed over beyond the agreed limits.”One of the administrators, Ajit Singh, responded by saying, “For the record, not even a single ticket was received by me and though I was the venue administrator for ceremonies, I did not get a single pass for any member of my family to watch any of the ceremonies.” The OC will have a lot of answering to do. The mystery of the missing ticket will haunt its members for a long time to come.last_img read more

  • India beat Malaysia 2-1 to clinch third Asia Cup hockey title

    first_imgIndia won their third Asia Cup title with a clinical 2-1 victory over Malaysia as Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay scored for India in Dhaka on Sunday.India had previously appeared in seven Asia Cup finals but had won on only two occasions in 2003 and 2007 consecutively.India had thrashed Malaysia 6-2 earlier in the Super 4s match but they proved to be a far more difficult opponent in the final.CHAMPIONS! India clinch the coveted #HeroAsiaCup 2017 (Men) crown with a thrilling win over Malaysia on 22nd Oct.#INDvMAS #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/iQde0JKZG3- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017India scored as early as the third minute through Ramandeep Singh who scored off an SV Sunil pass in two attempts. Indian strikers showed good movement and Sunil raced on the right flank and passed towards Ramandeep, who took two touches to find the back of the net.#ICYMI: @ramandeep_31’s splendid finish to open the scoring in this grand finale!#INDvMAS #HeroAsiaCup pic.twitter.com/bKX54ZXRo4- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017Thereafter, Malaysia starting putting some pressure on the Indian defence but the latter looked hardly troubled. Despite multiple penetrations and a penalty corner, Malaysia failed to convert any of their attacking forays.Sunil looked at his best in the first quarter and he made multiple runs on the right flank to put India in good positions but there didn’t come a decisive strike.The second quarter began with India beginning to take more control of the match but Malaysia had the big chance first. Malaysia played a defence splitting pass into the middle but even with two positioned strikers at the far post, none could get the final touch.advertisementA slew of attacks from India followed and in the 29th minute, Lalit Upadhyay found the net off a great move inititated by Akashdeep Singh.29′ GOAL!!! ????2?-0?????A perfect deflection by @lalithockey as India doubles their advantage.#HeroAsiaCup #INDvMAS- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017The third quarter began with both teams pushing for goals. India showed flair and made good attacking moves but Malaysia remained solid and managed to keep India at bay.Lalit missed a beautiful chance when he failed to fire into an open goal after a good passage of play from India.Despite some attacking display, the third quarter remained goalless and India maintained their two-goal cushion.Malaysia accelerated in the fourth quarter and put up some organised play, the result of which they got in the 50th minute.Shahril Saabah managed to get one back for Malaysia after some compact and calm play by the team.50′ Goal!! ????2?-1?????Malaysia back into the game with a FG from Shahril Saabah.#HeroAsiaCup #INDvMAS- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 22, 2017Malaysia maintained the pressure on India thereafter but despite repeated forays, India held strong at the back and managed to hold on to the lead.As the final whistle blew, India were crowned the new Asia Cup champions.India had reached the final crushing Pakistan 4-0 in their Super 4s match on Saturday with Satbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Gurjant Singh getting their names on the scoresheet.On the other hand, Malaysia made it to the final with a 1-1 draw against South Korea.India had a brilliant tournament as they thrashed Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan with a 1-1 draw against South Korea in their first Super 4s match being the only blip.last_img read more