SA business delegation heads for India

first_img25 February 2014 A delegation of 40 business people, headed by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, departed for India on Monday on a five-day mission to promote South Africa as a trade and investment destination. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement on Monday that its fifth annual Investment and Trade Initiative in India would target the promotion of South Africa’s agro-processing, beneficiated metals and mining technology, automotive components and electro-technical sectors. The mission, which will include trade and investment seminars, mini-exhibitions and business-to-business meetings in Chennai and Mumbai, is looking to “generate trade leads, identify potential buyers and build a presence and image of South Africa’s diverse sector in India,” the DTI said. According to Thabethe, India’s fast-growing economy is expected to play an important and growing role in the global economy in coming years. “World trade patterns are changing, and trade with India is of growing importance to South Africa,” she said, adding that predictions that India’s economy would recover to its previous high levels in the coming years were good news for South Africa. South Africa’s trade with India has doubled over the last five years, with minerals such as gold, diamonds and platinum, base metals, chemical products and machinery making up the bulk of exports. “India has been one of our top 10 trading partners for the past few years and is now our fifth-largest export destination and sixth-largest source of imports,” Thabethe said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — July 17, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Continued wet weather with heavy downpour events caused many fields to be lost to standing water and has stalled harvest, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 16th. Northwest and Central Ohio were drenched by heavy storms. Major rains fell in the vicinity of Hancock, Hardin, Seneca and Wyandot counties on already saturated soils. The Blanchard River near Findlay crested at 16.5 feet, which was three feet above major flood stage. Critical cropland drainage networks were overwhelmed and corn and soybean fields were inundated with water. Reports of Sclerotinia led many growers to scout fields for disease. Winter wheat is still in the fields as wet field conditions has prohibited harvest. Excessive moisture created concerns over head sprout. Pasture and range conditions changed little despite the rains. Farmers delayed manure applications and bailing of straw. Other fieldwork was minimal and limited to mainly spraying.July 17, 2017 Crop Progresslast_img read more

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Bagley’s big 2nd half leads No. 5 Duke past No. 9 UNC

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Mushers, fans gather for world’s most famous sled dog race For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duke was 8 of 15 from 3-point range in the second half — the Blue Devils made just 1 of 10 from that distance in the first half — and outrebounded North Carolina 24-13 after halftime.Cameron Johnson scored 16 points for the Tar Heels (22-9, 11-7), while Kenny Williams and Luke Maye each had 13. Three weeks after they rallied from a double-figure deficit to beat their fiercest rivals, it was the Blue Devils’ turn to flip the script.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuke trailed by 11 with 14 1/2 minutes to play before the ACC’s top offense finally found its rhythm, hitting four 3s in 4 1/2 minutes to erase that deficit. That came as part of a 25-10 burst keyed by six 3s that put the Blue Devils ahead to stay.BIG PICTURE North Carolina: The Tar Heels had a chance to spoil Duke’s Senior Night for the third time in their last four regular-season-ending visits to Cameron, and sweep their fiercest rivals. Instead they’ll enter the postseason on a two-game losing streak.Duke: This very well might have been the final game at Cameron for a good chunk of the starting five, with Allen — the team’s lone senior — surrounded by three potential one-and-done freshmen and coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledging in the leadup to the game that “it’s the last game probably for a few of our other kids, too.” The offense came alive just in time to send Allen — and maybe the others — out the way they wanted.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Heads to the ACC Tournament next week in Brooklyn.Duke: Heads to the ACC Tournament next week in Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Duke’s Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks over North Carolina’s Brandon Robinson (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)DURHAM, N.C. — Marvin Bagley III had 18 of his 21 points in the second half along with 15 rebounds, and No. 5 Duke pulled away to beat No. 9 North Carolina 74-64 on Saturday night.Grayson Allen added 15 points in his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Gary Trent Jr. had 13 points — including three 3-pointers in the final 10 minutes — to help the Blue Devils (25-6, 13-5) clinch the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LATEST STORIES Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Duke Basketball Posts Instagram Video Of Freshman Guard Luke Kennard’s Impressive Hops

first_imgLuke Kennard reacts after hitting a three-pointer.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 28: Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke will be counting on several true freshmen to help the program defend its national championship next season. One of them is five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard.The Blue Devils’ team Instagram account posted video tonight of Kennard throwing down an alley-oop to himself off the backboard with one hand. Pretty impressive. Duke fans are no doubt hoping to see some of that in game action this year.last_img read more

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EU Delegation Stages Short-Film Competition

first_img She said that participants will be asked to tell creative and compelling short stories about the partnership and linkages between the EU and Jamaica through film. Story Highlights Young film-makers will have the opportunity to participate in a short-film competition being sponsored by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states. Young film-makers will have the opportunity to participate in a short-film competition being sponsored by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states.Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, made the announcement on the opening night of the 2019 EU Film Festival on June 3 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.She said that participants will be asked to tell creative and compelling short stories about the partnership and linkages between the EU and Jamaica through film.Themes include gender equality, empowerment of women, maternal health, marginalisation and exclusion, poverty reduction, climate action, justice and youth empowerment.To enter the competition, persons must be between the ages of 15 and 24 years and must be Jamaican nationals.Ambassador Wasilewska said that a special workshop on making short films will be held during the first week in July. She is encouraging creative young people to participate.“I look forward to seeing their submissions. It would be very interesting to see how the relationship between Jamaica and the European Union is seen by young people, and I am sure we have a lot to learn from that,” she noted.Further details of the competition will be posted on the EU website at https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/jamaica_en and social media page at www.facebook.com/euinjamaica/.The film festival, from June 3 to 9, is hosted jointly by the EU Delegation to Jamaica and EU member states.Films in this year’s event come from Belgium, Germany, Ireland, France, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Poland, Romania, Latvia and Italy.Twelve movies will be shown, free of charge, over the seven days of the festival.Screenings will be held at venues in the Corporate Area, St. Elizabeth and St James.The films cover a variety of issues including immigration, discrimination, love, women in sports, persons with disabilities, diversity, among other themes. Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, made the announcement on the opening night of the 2019 EU Film Festival on June 3 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.last_img read more

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Passionate sports fans shed tears

Sports are often marginalized into just-a-game diatribes or wins-versus-losses arguments. But sports are so much more than that. They can spawn any sort of emotion imaginable. One day they might elicit 1,000-watt smiles. Other days they generate self-induced purgatory. Here’s a timeline of some sentiments I’ve experienced because of sports in my hometown of Cincinnati, just in the past year. Last season, the Bengals underwent a season of incredible triumph and indescribable tragedy. When defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer came home Oct. 9, 2009, he found his wife dead. Vikki Zimmer had died of natural causes. Just three days later, Zimmer watched from the sidelines as his defense held Baltimore scoreless for three-and-a-half quarters and the Bengals pulled out a narrow victory against the Ravens. If your eyes didn’t well up when the players handed Zimmer the ball in the locker room after the game or when he told the team, “She’s up there now in heaven smiling at you,” you might want to check your pulse. Not too long after that, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco made me cry on two separate occasions. How did perhaps the most outlandish and self-serving wide receiver in the game today kick-start my tear ducts? On Dec. 16, 2009, word began rolling into Cincinnati that Chad’s teammate and good friend Chris Henry had fallen out of a moving pickup truck driven by his fiancée. Henry died the next day. Reporters interviewed Ochocinco at his locker shortly after the news of Henry’s death reached the team. He talked about how Henry, one of the prime violators of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, had done a 180 with his life. How he had turned the corner. How he was focused on his family. Then with tears slowly consuming his eyes, Ochocinco questioned the “man upstairs” about why he had to take Henry. As a man with uncertain faith because of deaths in my own family, Ochocinco struck a chord with me. As I sat and watched Ochocinco talk about his friend, our two faces soon became one as I, too, mourned Henry. Tears streamed down my face like raindrops running down a windowsill. A few days later, the Bengals visited San Diego. In the second quarter, Ochocinco beat Charger cornerback Antonio Cromartie on a double move for a long touchdown reception. It was a streak down the sideline that Bengals fans saw from Henry on occasion. When he reached the end zone, Ochocinco gingerly dropped to one knee and gazed at the sky. He got up and walked back to the sideline, the “king of end-zone celebrations,” dethroned by the aching in his soul. When the cameras zoomed in on his face, Ochocinco’s expression was clear. So was mine. I sat in front of my television and, like Ochocinco, I wept for Chris Henry, a man I’d never met before in my life. When I attended the Bengals’ playoff game last season, I could feel the (cue sports-writing clichés) electricity in the city walking to Paul Brown Stadium. When “Welcome to the Jungle” blared through the stadium speakers as the team sprinted out through the tunnel, goose bumps covered my body. I felt as if I was in a sports twilight zone, immersed in a crowd of buoyant pandemonium. The great thing about growing up in Cincinnati is that we not only have the Bengals, but we also have the Cincinnati Reds. This summer a Cuban missile landed in my fair city. Aroldis Chapman, the 22-year-old with the 100-plus fastball and $30-million arm, made his long-awaited Cincinnati Reds debut Aug. 31. I was as giddy as kid on Christmas morning. I wasn’t even in the ballpark, yet I could close my eyes and hear the roar of the masses as the long-legged phenom strode to the mound. Nervous anticipation filled my body as he warmed up, like I was in a hospital waiting room awaiting the birth of my first child. Then he came, he saw and he conquered. Milwaukee Brewers hitters were helpless against him. He made professional hitters look ordinary, like little leaguers flailing at their first curveball. If they blinked, they would miss his 103-mph fastball entirely, only hearing the hiss of the ball crossing the corner of the plate and into the catcher’s mitt. I sat on my couch and was flabbergasted. It wasn’t a “wow” moment. It wasn’t even a “holy s—” moment. It was a leap-off-the-couch, jump-around-like-a-5-year-old, call-your-buddy-and-yell, “Did you see that slider start on the outside corner of the strike zone and almost hit the batter in the foot?” type of moment. That’s what sports can deliver. In less than a year. To one city. read more

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Ohio State volleyball takes down Michigan Michigan State

OSU senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger (12) enters the court to take on Michigan State on Oct. 24 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2. Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerAfter defeating Michigan and Michigan State over the weekend, members of the No. 20 Ohio State women’s volleyball team had a brighter outlook than earlier in the season.“We’re starting to believe in ourselves,” senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger said. “We are stepping on the court believing we can take any team and hang with any team.”Against the Wolverines (10-10, 5-5) on Saturday, the Buckeyes (16-6, 7-3) completed a clean sweep (25-21, 25-21, 25-19), a first against a Big Ten opponent at home this season.The Buckeyes were led in kills by Sekinger and freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer who each had 12. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin led all players with 37 assists and added nine digs. Sophomore libero Valeria León led the team in digs with 11.Wolverine freshman defensive specialist Caroline Knop led all players in kills with 13 and junior defensive specialist Lindsey Lerg led all players in digs with 13. Senior setter Lexi Dannemiller, a native of West Chester, Ohio, led the Wolverines in assists with 35.OSU junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits got her first start of the season since she injured a finger on her right hand before the first match of the season against Oregon. She had two kills, a dig and a service ace.With the win against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes topped their six Big Ten wins from a season ago and have their best record after 10 conference games since the 2005-06 season when the Buckeyes also started Big Ten play at 7-3 through 10 conference games.Against the Spartans (12-9, 5-5) on Friday, the Buckeyes were challenged as they played in their eighth five-set match of the season, but prevailed to stay undefeated at home (25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-6).Junior Elizabeth Campbell led all players in kills with 16 and added 11 digs, followed by Schirmer who had 14 kills. León led all players in digs with 23 and Sherwin led all players in assists with 40.Spartan freshman setter and Big Ten Freshman of the Week Rachel Minarick almost had a triple-double as she provided the Spartans with 34 assists, 10 digs and nine kills. Senior libero Kori Moster, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, led her team in digs with 22.The Buckeyes’ win against Michigan State is their first since Oct. 20, 2012, when they defeated the Spartans, 3-1, in East Lansing, Mich.Coach Geoff Carlston said he was glad he saw the number of error’s go down against the Wolverines, as the Buckeyes had 33 attacking error’s against the Spartans, causing them to have a .077 attacking percentage for the game.“We took the win (against Michigan State) and we ran,” Carlston said. “They’re very different teams and very different situations…we played a lot better. We played a lot cleaner (against Michigan) than we did last night.”The Buckeyes’ next opponent is No. 7 Penn State (20-3, 8-2), whom they’re scheduled to play twice this week.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Nittany Lions in State College, Pa., on Tuesday at 7 p.m., before returning to St. John Arena on Friday for another 7 p.m. match start. read more

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Parlour Ramsey will be a great catch for Ronaldo Juventus

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour highlighted the main reasons why Aaron Ramsey will prove to be a great signing for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.After over a decade at Arsenal, Ramsey is set to leave this summer as a free agent after talks over a new contract broke down between the player and club.With just six months remaining on his current deal, Ramsey is free to enter negotiations with clubs outside of England over a pre-contractual agreement and he’s reportedly agreed to join Juventus for the start of next season.Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were all linked with moves for the Wales international this month.Despite the uncertainty surrounding his own future, however, Ramsey has not allowed it to affect his performances on the pitch for Arsenal with manager Unai Emery praising him for his commitment.The 28-year-old’s latest exploits saw him produce a brilliant performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea last Saturday and he’s continued to leave the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil benched.Speaking on Ramsey’s future, Parlour praised the Welsh star’s professionalism and added what he thinks makes him a great signing for Juventus.“It is very disappointing from an Arsenal perspective,” Parlour told Goal. “Arsenal fans would love to have seen him sign but it is also exciting for Ramsey.“He is going to a different culture and league. Obviously, Juventus have a great history in the Champions League.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He will be playing with Ronaldo, I wish him all the best. He has been a great servant to the club and I really praise him for the Chelsea performance.“That’s exactly how you should act when you know you are leaving the club, to give your all for the players and fans.“He showed he will play for his shirt until the end of the season. You have to give it all for the fans. He scores some vital goals in big games. His energy is excellent.“He is decent on the ball, gets about the pitch and he makes good runs. What he has done well for Arsenal is that he makes that run into the back four which allows [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang or [Alexandre] Lacazette to find that little gap. That’s what Ronaldo and company will be getting.“He gives that space for the opportunity because he takes defenders away. So, that’s what he will bring to the team.“Hopefully, he will be in the team for Arsenal on Friday (against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round) because he deserves to be.“It is a shame because I would love to see him stay but I am not negotiating his contract. Arsenal want the best deal for themselves, Aaron’s representative wants the best deal for him. In the end, they came to this agreement.”Ramsey will likely start in Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium tonight with kick-off set for 20:55 (CET).last_img read more

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SD City Council Committee holds meeting on controversial carotid restraint

first_img Elizabeth Alvarez, Updated: 8:40 PM SD City Council Committee holds meeting on controversial carotid restraint Elizabeth Alvarez Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: April 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Members of the San Diego City Council Committee on Public Safety met Wednesday to review the concerns that some people have about police practices including restraint techniques.A handful of people showed up to Wednesday’s committee meeting at city hall.“We are here to support a ban on the carotid restraint. We realize that most major cities have already banned this restraint.” Said Yusef Miller with The Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego.A carotid restraint is a neck restraint that involves squeezing the arteries so that the suspect passes out.Although concerned citizens at the meeting kept referring to the carotid restraint being the same as the choke hold, it is not the same according to police.San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit, who is at the committee meeting for another matter, said the effects are different. The chief explained that chokehold technique can cut off the windpipe and be more lethal. This is a technique that Chief Nisleit said the San Diego Police Department does not use.No action was taken during the committee meeting. Members will wait for the Community Review Board to present more information on neck restraint at a later date before it decides to make any recommendations to the city council. April 25, 2018last_img read more

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