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Ashtenne sells Swedish portfolio

Ashtenne sells Swedish portfolio

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Rainoil Tennis: Oiza Yakubu Upsets Top Seed, Osewa

Rainoil Tennis: Oiza Yakubu Upsets Top Seed, Osewa

first_imgYakubu had similarly put up eye-catching display in the same tournament last year when she won two qualifying matches to berth in the Main Draw. Although she lost in the first round, she no doubt created an impression in the minds of tennis aficionados.Her performance since then has been very impressive posting some podium finishing at ITF Junior tournaments.In some other women’s singles matches decided yesterday, Bunmi Are coasted to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Esther Chidiebere, a wild card entrant, while second seeded, Blessing Samuel bagged an easy 6-0 6-1 win over Toyin Asogba.Mary Tenu-Michael and Aanu Aiyegbusi were ruthless in their matches against Ramota Odeyemi and Blessing Danjuma after 6-0, 6-0 wins but Oluchi Ozurumba needed to be on top of her game to advance by beating Temitope Fashanu 6-3, 6-7 (1), 10-5.Blessing Anuna also bested Ngozi Dirisu 6-0, 6-4 while Ronke Akingbade stopped Omolade Aderemi, a qualifier, 6-4, 6-1.In the men’s singles, top seed Joseph Imeh bagged a 6-3, 6-4 win over Tochukwu Ezeh to move to the third round and he is joined by his nearest rival, Sylvester Emmanuel who was merciless in his clash with Oche Adehi winning 6-0, 6-0. He will face Joseph Iyorovbe for a place in the quarterfinal.Martin Abamu gave former top ranked player Shehu Lawal a huge fight before the latter pulled through 3-6, 6-1, 10-5.Former Nigeria top ranked player Thomas Otu was walked over by John Henry due to his late arrival for their match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s junior female tennis player, Oiza Yakubu, caused a major upset yesterday at the on-going 2nd Rainoil Open Tennis Championship at Ikoyi Club in Lagos when she defeated former national tennis star, Omotayo Osewa.Yakubu who gained wild card to play in the Rainoil Tournament, took the first set easily with a 6-2 score-line before Osewa formerly known as Omotayo Ibrahim dug deep into experience to claim the second set in 6-4. The left-handed Yakubu, with support from neutrals, took the super tie break 10-3 to progress to the next round.Now guaranteed a few national rankings, Yakubu will now face Oluchi Ozurumba, another of the seeded players in the second round this afternoon.last_img read more

USC looking to extend its strong start

USC looking to extend its strong start

first_imgAfter winning four out of its first five games in 2010, including a strong performance in the Stanford Invitational last weekend, the No. 2 USC women’s water polo team remains poised for a strong showing in its home opener Saturday against No. 7 Loyola Marymount.“There is nothing like playing at home. You have your home crowd, you’re at your home pool and you have the home court advantage like everybody says,” said senior two-meter Kami Craig. “It’s just fun, and we hope to start out with a bang.”But defeating their intra-city rivals and starting off 1-0 at home won’t come easy, as the undefeated Lions are presently ranked seventh nationally after winning the UC San Diego Triton Invitational last week. Additionally, they feature a rising star in sophomore two-meter Kimberly Bendetti, who was named Western Water Polo Player of the Week on Wednesday after scoring 11 goals in the tournament.“They definitely have a few good players we’ve been looking at,” said senior goalie Tumua Anae, who already has 36 saves on the season. “I think that going into this weekend, with our first home game, we just want to come in and win,”And the Women of Troy certainly have the offensive firepower to put themselves in the position to do just that. In their four victories this year, which most recently included a 13-3 shellacking of fifth ranked UCLA, they have averaged 13.5 goals per contest, placing them among the best in the nation. Five starters have already recorded at least seven goals thus far, including leading scorer Forel Davies, who presently has 8 goals on the season — a significant improvement for a player who finished with just 19 a year ago. Such offensive balance makes stopping them an incredibly challenging task for opposing defenses.Yet, while their strong performance thus far has left the Women of Troy pleased, they are nowhere near satisfied, as they head into their Saturday outing.“We did a lot of things really well over the weekend,” said Anae. “But we also have a lot of things that we needed to work on that were exposed during the Stanford game. We’re thinking about the loss to Stanford and the things we need to work on.”Provided that the Women of Troy can maintain their offensive prowess, and fine-tune some of their defensive issues, then look for USC to leave McDonald’s Swim Stadium with a victory in hand.“We expect to play really good defense this weekend — it’s one of the things we’ve been working really hard on during practice,” Anae added. “It’s about communicating with each other and hustling.”last_img read more

Canada Says it’s Now Easier for Caribbean Nationals to Apply for…

Canada Says it’s Now Easier for Caribbean Nationals to Apply for…

first_imgOTTAWA, Canada (CMC) — Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada.On Tuesday, the immigration agency said foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa or work or study permit, will need to have their fingerprints and photo taken and can do so at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country.“This means individuals will now save time and money by being able to give their biometrics within Canada,” it said in a statement.It said Canada has collected biometrics (fingerprints and photos) on most foreign nationals applying for temporary or permanent residence since December 31, 2018.“Having biometrics helps immigration officers verify people’s identity, which makes processing applications easier and simplifies entry for legitimate travellers,” IRCC said. “It also makes it easier for officers to stop individuals who pose a risk to the safety and security of Canadians.”IRCC said people can apply online or by paper as they have always done.Applicants who receive a biometrics instruction letter will be able to give their fingerprints and photo at designated Service Canada locations across the country by appointment.IRCC said the appointment must be made in advance through an easy online booking tool at canada.ca/biometrics.It said applicants, including those in Canada who will be travelling outside the country, can also give their biometrics at a visa application centre (VAC) in any country that they are legally allowed to enter.IRCC said Canada has one of the most extensive networks of VACs worldwide, with 160 locations in 108 countries.“Fingerprints and photo collection are recognised as one of the most reliable ways to identify people and are used by more than 70 countries worldwide. We will enhance the efficiency and integrity of the immigration system in Canada,” said Marco E L Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.last_img read more

Chelsea up to third as jeers turn to cheers

Chelsea up to third as jeers turn to cheers

first_img0Shares0000David Luiz celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second goal against Watford © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, May 5 – Chelsea moved into third place in the Premier League as a quick-fire blitz from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz inspired a vital 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.Maurizio Sarri’s side were booed off after a sloppy first half, but two goals in three minutes from Loftus-Cheek and Luiz lifted the mood at Stamford Bridge. Gonzalo Higuain added the third and Chelsea are now one point clear of fourth placed Tottenham after their first win in four games in all competitions.If the Blues win their last league game of the season at Leicester next Sunday they will be certain to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish.Before heading to Leicester, Chelsea host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, with the tie poised at 1-1 after the first leg.Finishing in the top four and winning the Europa League would make Sarri’s troubled first season a relative success.But even now Sarri, who has struggled to win over his squad, can’t escape murmurs of dissent.The former Napoli boss awoke to more unrest on Sunday after out-of-favour Blues defender Gary Cahill blasted Sarri.Cahill has made just eight appearances this season and claims he has been shown a lack of respect by Sarri.“I see some of the situations with players who won the title with Chelsea, not just myself, and it just hasn’t been right,” the long-serving Cahill told the Sunday Telegraph.“It makes it very hard for me to have respect for someone who has not respected what some of us have won with the club.”Cahill was given a standing ovation by Chelsea fans when Sarri sent him on in the final minutes for what could be his farewell appearance.But Cahill’s outburst might have been on his team-mates’ minds during a lethargic, distracted first half display.Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu went close early on with a fierce shot that flashed just wide.– Hazard sparkles –Chelsea were also indebted to a stunning save from Kepa Arrizabalaga, who recently admitted the painful lessons of his League Cup final mutiny — when he refused to be substituted against Manchester City — have made him a better person and player.When Jose Holebas whipped in a cross, Kepa showed why Sarri only dropped him for one match following that Wembley rebellion as he leapt high to his right to brilliantly claw away Troy Deeney’s header from a Jose Holebas cross.Adding to a concerning start for Chelsea, they lost France midfielder N’Golo Kante to injury after 10 minutes.Loftus-Cheek, who started on the bench despite an impressive display in Frankfurt, came on for Kante, but Chelsea were still off the pace.Deulofeu scuffed wide from a good position and by the time Holebas rifled just over from long-range, Sarri cut an agitated figure as he gesticulated angrily on the touchline.Urging his players to “pass, pass, pass”, Sarri’s promptings almost brought a reward when Pedro went close with a 20-yard blast after a neat link-up with Gonzalo Higuain.It wasn’t enough to prevent half-time jeers.But Eden Hazard was beginning to warm to his task and the Belgian, without whom Chelsea would be completely toothless, helped Sarri’s men silence the doubters in the 48th minute.When Hazard took a short corner, he collected Pedro’s return pass and flicked a cross towards the far post, where Loftus-Cheek rose above Nathaniel Chalobah to head home from close-range.Playing with more verve and belief now, Chelsea struck again from another corner three minutes later as Hazard’s delivery was met by Luiz with a thumping header past Foster.Higuain put the result beyond doubt when he scored just the fifth goal of his loan spell from Juventus in the 75th minute.Running onto Pedro’s pass, the Argentine striker clipped a delicate finish over Foster from a tight angle to cap Chelsea’s second half resurgence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SA colleges get $6.7m boost

SA colleges get $6.7m boost

first_imgEhlanzeni FET College is one 12 South African institutions to benefit from USAID funding. (Image: Ehlanzeni FET College) MEDIA CONTACTS Ranjeni MunusamyMedia and Communications head:Department of Higher Education and Training +27 12 465 5513 +27 82 898 6082RELATED ARTICLES • e-Cadre to boost service delivery • Ubuntu software for schools Bongani NkosiTwelve rural Further Education and Training (FET) facilities in South Africa have received a major cash injection from a US government agency to boost skills development and training.The US-South Africa Partnership for Skills Development, worth US$6.7-million (more than R50-million), was launched on 20 October 2009 at the Waterberg FET College in Mokopane, Limpopo province.The partners in the initiative are the US Agency for International Development (USAid), which is funding the programme, and South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training.The scheme aims to strengthen academic programmes, develop lecturers’ training skills and bolster student support services, not only in Limpopo, but at colleges in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape provinces as well.The Mpumalanga beneficiaries are the Ehlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala FET colleges. In Limpopo the Lephalale, Capricorn, Letaba, Sekhukhune, Mopani South East, Vhembe and Waterberg FET colleges will benefit, as will the Northern Cape Rural and Northern Cape Urban FET colleges.“I am happy that the partnership will support existing interventions being implemented at FET colleges; in particular student support services,” Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said at the launch.“This will enhance student access, retention, throughput and linkages with sustainable economic opportunities. [It is] appropriate that a partnership of this nature is formed with FET colleges.”US exchange opportunitiesSupervised by the American Council on Education (ACE) and American Association of Community Colleges, the programme will also create partnerships with the private sector in South Africa and offer exchange opportunities with US colleges and universities.Some of the US academic partners are the Bronx Community College in New York; the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System; National Center on Education and the Economy, based in Washington DC; Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts; and YouthBuild International, which is based in Boston.“We are delighted to have this opportunity help build new bridges between the US and South African higher education communities,” ACE’s Madeleine Green said in a statement. “By doing so, [we will] help South Africa tap into lessons learned from US community colleges to expand the learning opportunities for disadvantaged youth.”The programme includes a labour market research component, which has been allocated $320 000 (more than R2-million). Nzimande applauded this element because it will “give colleges access to labour market data”.“In this way, training at colleges can be matched to demands of the marketplace,” he said.Some $1.7-million (about R12.6-million) has been set aside for a local HIV/Aids programme, which Nzimande hopes “will go a long way in liberating our youth and our country from the scourge of the pandemic”.Government’s FET driveThe US investment will go a long way in improving conditions at FET colleges, but the South African government is also working to boost these institutions. The country’s 50 colleges and 236 campuses “will be the primary site for skills development training”, President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address in June 2009.“To date government has invested R600-million [$80.3-million] in bursaries for FET college students in order to create access for the financially needy,” said Nzimande.“Government was aware that this investment was not enough and will work to improve it,” he said. “We are committed to ensuring that no young person is deprived of the opportunity for education or training merely because of a lack of money…”The FET colleges revitalisation project, which ran over three years and ended in March 2009, saw the government spending R1.9-billion ($25 422-million) on improving infrastructure, acquiring more equipment and developing a new curriculum, among others.FET institutions play a pivotal role in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, as universities are yet to be established there.last_img read more

Ford South Africa ‘a true global player’

Ford South Africa ‘a true global player’

first_img29 November 2010US ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, visiting Ford’s engine plant outside Port Elizabeth, praised the workers for the part they played in securing an international engine contract, describing the US carmaker’s local arm as a “true global player”.Gips and Bill Lehmberg, economic officer at the US Consulate General in Cape Town, visited the plant recently in order to gain first-hand insight into the massive investment in the facility in the build-up to the production of the new-generation Puma diesel engine.Important investment in SAIn a statement last week, Ford said it was investing more than R3-billion in the Struandale engine plant in Port Elizabeth for the Puma engine, as well as in the Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria for the production of the new-generation Ranger compact pick-up – with most of the capacity destined for export markets when the projects came on line in 2011.“Ford has made an important investment in South Africa, and as my role is to promote more investment and trade between our two countries, I wanted to see the progress first hand,” Gips said. “It has been a wonderful experience to witness the transformation of the Struandale engine plant.“The thing that struck me most during our tour of the plant is that this is a truly global economy. You see machines made in Germany, engineers from America and India, cast-iron components from Brazil, all put together as part of this global product that is the new Puma engine.”Guaranteeing Ford’s futureGips also congratulated the Struandale engine plant team on the effort they had put into winning the contract for the high-tech new Puma engine, having competed against numerous other top-ranked plants around the world.“It’s clear that it took a remarkable effort and commitment to win the Puma contract for the Struandale engine plant and, importantly, this has guaranteed Ford’s future in this region,” Gips said.“It really is a win-win situation for South Africa and the US that Ford is able to produce the engine and components here and, in doing so, create jobs and become a true global player.”Unique privilageThe Puma engine programme will see the Port Elizabeth facility producing 220 000 component sets (engine head, block and crankshaft) annually as of April 2011, 75 000 of which will be used for the assembly of complete engines for shipping to Silverton for the new Ranger, beginning in June 2011.The Struandale engine plant enjoys the unique privilege of being the sole source of machined components for the new generation Ranger, and shares the engine assembly volume for the Puma programme.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Business, labour ‘must ensure stability’

Business, labour ‘must ensure stability’

first_img5 October 2012South African President Jacob Zuma has called on business and labour to work together to ensure “shop floor peace” and stability in the country.Speaking at the annual convention of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Midrand, Johannesburg on Thursday, Zuma said there was a collective responsibility to promote economic growth and development in the country.“We have gone through a difficult period in our country in the past few weeks with wildcat strikes, one of which tragically claimed the lives of 46 people in Marikana,” Zuma said.Call for ‘climate of constructive social dialogue’“We should not seek to portray ourselves as a nation that is perpetually fighting. We must create a climate of constructive social dialogue, which South Africans are known for.”Zuma noted that the Constitution guaranteed the rights of both workers and employers, and wished the parties well as they negotiated solutions to both the mining and truck driver strikes.The government would continue to provide support through the Department of Labour and its institutions, he added.Industry transformationThe government was also mindful of its responsibilities with regards to transformation in industries such as the mining sector.“In this regard, we are looking intensively at what we should do better to improve the implementation of the Mining Charter, beyond promoting BEE [black economic empowerment] ownership to the improvement of the living conditions of workers on the mines.“The department of mineral resources has been directed to intensify its monitoring and evaluation work to bring the industry in line with the transformation objectives of the country.”Zuma said that despite South Africa’s many achievements since democracy, the gap between rich and poor still remained and income inequality was still extremely high.“Unemployment also remains a huge challenge. The situation at the bottom levels of income distribution is of great concern, as 80 percent of households have no employed people at all,” Zuma said. “It has therefore proven difficult and is taking longer to re-engineer the economy to provide opportunities for those who were pushed into impoverished and remote rural areas under apartheid.”Negative global economic climateHe also acknowledged the negative global economic climate and the problems faced by countries that were the main importers of South Africa’s manufactured goods. Given the current the climate, it could be expected that there would be an adverse impact on the exports of manufactured goods.“We need to work together to ensure a robust response that minimises the impact on growth overall and especially on the poor.”Zuma stressed the importance of developing nations trading with each other, in addition to doing business with the developed world.“We are promoting South-South economic relations effectively through forums such as India-Brazil-South Africa as well as BRICS. We should also look more within the continent, where profound change is taking place.”‘We are all economic stakeholders’The government would provide as much support as it could to create the right environment for business to thrive so that inequality, poverty and unemployment could be dealt with.A prosperous and united South Africa required that everyone looked beyond their immediate interests to take actions that would build the economy and the country, he said.“Ultimately, we are all citizens as well as economic stakeholders.”The President said he remained optimistic about the country’s future.“At times, the going will look tougher than we ever imagined, given the backlogs and the rising expectations of the poor … There is no reason to be despondent. We have the capacity to overcome difficulties when we work together as South Africans.”Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more