Chelsea linked with Man City star

first_imgChelsea are being linked with Manchester City star Yaya Toure following comments attributed to his agent by the Spanish media.Dimitri Seluk is quoted as saying: “Toure has done all he can do at City and needs new motivations. He would like a new challenge. He would not cost much.“He could sign for many big clubs, like Chelsea or Bayern Munich. We would like to see Barcelona join the race.”Toure, a key player in City’s march to the Premier League title, is believed to be negotiating a new contract at Eastlands.This page is regularly updated.Click here for Thursday’s Chelsea quizSee also:Chelsea are not like Arsenal and shouldn’t leave Stamford BridgeA move to the ‘Battersea Bridge’ make sense for ChelseaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Quakes’ Wondolowski added to MLS All-Star roster

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wondolowski is headed to his fifth MLS All-Star Game.MLS All-Star coach James O’Connor added the San Jose Earthquakes striker to the star-studded roster that’ll take on Atletico next month. O’Connor also added forwards Josef Martinez (Atlanta) and Diego Rossi (LA) to the squad, along with 10 others.Earlier this season, Wondolowski, 35, passed Landon Donovan as the league’s all-time leading goal scorer with a four-goal performance May 18 against the Chicago Fire. This …last_img read more

Collaborative programme to drive SA agenda at WEF 2010

first_imgIn a year where the world’s attention is already focused onSouth Africa, a unified and focused South African delegation to WEFhas been a major focus for the International Marketing Council(Brand South Africa) as it works towards raising the South Africa’s role ininfluencing the global economic agenda and building thecountry’s reputation as a trade and investment destination 26 January 2010, Johannesburg: The positioning of South Africa as both a globally competitive trade and investment destination and dominant developing economy forms the backbone of the formation of a public private partnership spearheaded by the International Marketing Council (Brand South Africa) at this year’s World  Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.Business and government has partnered to form “Team South Africa” at Davos and the amalgamation aims to position South Africa as “the next big thing”, while taking advantage of the world’s focus on the country as host to the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The partnership also aims to drive dialogue on the African agenda and will be encouraging WEF delegates to “look South for fresh solutions to a better world”, by experiencing the magnitude of the country’s trade and investment offerings.The emergence of the BASIC group-or-G 5 puts South Africa at the cutting edge of a new global paradigm which could help reach consensus on key issues such as trade, poverty reduction, the global financial system and the growing tensions around limited resources in a finite world and ease fundamental changes in the global order with minimum disruption.“This is a conversation we want to engender and seed at the World Economic Forum said IMC Chairperson, Anitha Soni.  With the rise of China, India, and Brazil among others as economic powerhouses, the global order is fast becoming more democratic. South Africa may not rank with these countries in GDP terms, but based on its track record, experience and position within Africa. Its voice is an important and influential one”She said, “Business and government coming together to optimise the country’s investment in this global event is a demonstration of the IMC Board’s inclusionary approach. Benefits of an innovative and collaborative approach are fruits of a strongly driven vision during the planning phase of this initiative,” Soni said.Represented in the partnership is the South African Presidency, International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS), Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), Discovery, Old Mutual, ABSA, Telkom, Nedbank, MTN, Sasol, Investec, Transnet and First Rand. The South African delegation includes members of the newly appointed IMC board.“Collaboration is undoubtedly a critical ingredient of our success at this year’s World Economic Forum. South Africa can influence the conversation amongst the twenty percent influencers with eighty percent of impact only when working together at WEF, especially given the importance of the constituency,” said Business Unity SA (BUSA) chief executive Jerry Vilikazi.Fresh solutions for a better world“In order to engender a significant impact beyond discussions seeded at WEF itself, participants in the forum are confronted with the question as to which solutions will alter the global economy and bring a positive impact to all. Addressing new ways of doing things is expected to have a direct bearing on how countries will be able to improve their global competitiveness.  It is therefore important to ensure that any global solutions are developed by all stakeholders with the inclusion of a strong African representation. This is unashamedly the South African agenda at Davos,” said Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies.He added that these so called “fresh solutions for a better world” are more often than not simple concepts with a tangible impact and require nothing less than thinking defined by seeing solutions and not barriers.“South Africa is playing an increasingly significant leadership role in global decision-making, having recently contributed to easing consensus on pressing global sustainability issues during the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit,” Davies said.Team SA to drive growth for all at WEF“As active participants in the WEF agenda, South Africa is aware that in a changing, divided and uncertain world, we begin to matter more because we are a proven connector; a bridge not just to Africa, the last great investment frontier, but between old and emerging powers,” said BLSA CEO, Michael Spicer.A successful delegation will help create the springboard for South Africa’s growth, simultaneously improving the country’s overall reputation at the highest levels of global decision-making. According to Spicer, the partnership is the beginning of a long-term public-private collaboration that delivers results-led dialogue between business and government.South Africa’s tenacious, yet diplomatic experience is placing the country in an advantageous position to take on a leadership role through which it offers meaningful, fresh solutions to challenges facing the world today.“It is the aim of this partnership to increase our global competitiveness rating by contributing to the setting of the global agenda, which is, in essence, firmly aligned to the goals of the IMC. Both business and government is well poised to exploit this focus towards profiling the sound economic fundamentals of a country, and one that is ready to play a vital role in the economic growth and development of the region,” concluded Spicer. For further information:Margaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122Web: Brand South AfricaTrevor ChueuAccount Manager: International Marketing CouncilMS&LTel: +27 82 446 1831last_img read more

US firm opens African parts centre

first_img19 March 2013American agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO and its local partners have opened an African master parts distribution centre in Johannesburg to build the company’s sub-Saharan African network.“AGCO’s new state-of-the-art warehouse will allow us to better serve our customers in sub-Saharan Africa with high-quality products and services,” AGCO CEO Martin Richenhagen said at the official opening of the centre on Friday.AGCO has a presence in over 140 countries and designs, manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment such as tractors, combines, sprayers and hay tools in five core brands: Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.Located close to OR Tambo airport on Johannesburg’s East Rand, the warehouse is at the centre of a well-connected logistics network, said AGCO director for Africa and the Middle East, Nuradin Osman.The new warehouse is an important step in the firm’s plans to improve its after-sales service. It will stock up to 40 000 parts to improve response times and cut down on machine downtime.“Overall AGCO is investing about $35-million in the after-sales service infrastructure in Africa to ensure excellent parts availability and machine uptime,” Osman said.“Having successfully established the new African master warehouse, we will now focus on developing satellite warehouses in east and west Africa to support these growing markets.”The warehouse will also deal in parts shipments to AGCO’s southern Africa distributor Barloworld to expand its range of locally stocked parts.“In addition to the implementation of the new master parts distribution centre in Johannesburg, AGCO has taken further strategic steps to expand its presence in Africa – opening a Global Learning Center and Future Farm in Zambia that allows local farmers and dealers to be trained on modern farming technology,” the company said.It has also established a joint venture with local partners in Algeria to manufacture Massey Ferguson tractors for the African market.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Yeddyurappa resignation: Truth can never be defeated, says Tejashwi Yadav

first_imgRashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on May 19 said truth can never be defeated and it will always defeat “a lie or liar”, after B.S. Yeddyurappa quit as Karnataka Chief Minister without facing the floor test in the State Assembly. “Truth can never be defeated! Truth will always defeat a lie or liar! #KarnatakaFloorTest,” Mr. Tejashwi Yadav tweeted.Mr. Tejashwi Yadav, the younger son of RJD president Lalu Prasad, had led a delegation of the RJD, the Congress, the CPI(M-L) and HAM leaders to Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik on May 18 to stake claim to form government in the State on the lines of Karnataka, where the single-largest party, the BJP, was invited to form the government, even though it fell short of a majority in the recently-concluded Assembly polls. The RJD is the single-largest party in the 243-member Bihar Assembly with 80 MLAs. It is in alliance with the Congress in Bihar after the disintegration of the Grand Alliance ministry, headed by Nitish Kumar, in July last year. PTI SNS RC RC 05191753last_img read more

Tension in Gorakhpur

first_imgTension prevailed on Monday morning in the Padri Bazaar area here when at least 12 idols were found broken and scattered on the ground, police said. The idols belonged to Natveer Baba temple and other roadside shrines, they said. Top police officers reached the spot and controlled the situation.last_img

Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

first_imgThere were 10 players in the event, and seven went out in the first round.Defending champion Devin Booker made his final seven shots but was eliminated in a tie for fourth with Danny Green with 23 points. The other competitors who did not advance: Dirk Nowitzki and Damian Lillard (17), Seth Curry (16), Kemba Walker (15) and Khris Middleton (11)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Joe Harris goes perfect on his money ball rack and wins the #MtnDew3PT contest with a final round score of 26! #NBAAllStar #WeGoHard #StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img PLDT, Smart launch pro gaming team ‘Omega’ for country’s first franchise-based esports league US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The Warriors’ star made his first nine shots of the final round, then missed three of five shots from the top of the key.Stephen Curry won the first round with 27 points out of a possible of 34. Hield was second with 26 points, and Harris finished with 25 to grab the last spot in the finals. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot during the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPBrooklyn’s Joe Harris held off Golden State’s Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night.Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points. Curry was second with 24 in the finals, and Sacramento’s Buddy Hield was third with 19 points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more