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The Man Utd v QPR quiz

first_imgQPR travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United Saturday. Test your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-75]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Live updates: 49ers dominate Browns on Monday night, win 31-3

first_imgFollow along Monday at 5:15 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 3-0 49ers take on the Cleveland Browns in a nationally televised showdown in Santa Clara. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (3-0) vs. Cleveland (2-2) at Levi’s Stadium on Monday at 5:15 p.m. (PT)TV: ESPN, ABC-TV (Ch. 7), Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Booger McFarland (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter).ODDS: 49ers -5 (opened at 49ers -4). OVER/UNDER: 47.5 (opened at 47). SERIES: Browns lead 12-7. LAST …last_img

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India, China eye Coega IDZ

first_img30 January 2008Several Indian companies are in talks to invest in the region of R16-billion in metals and automotive projects at South Africa’s Coega industrial development zone, while Chinese companies are showing strong interest in the Eastern Cape’s hottest industrial property.In a statement last Thursday, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) said that several companies from India and China were looking at the Coega IDZ outside Port Elizabeth to locate their investments.This follows an increased focus on luring investment from the two Asian giants, and according to CDC business development manager Belu Mabandla, it took only a few visits to India and China before they got 15 companies to show “serious intent” to invest in the zone.“Among Indian companies, the total value of investment projects being negotiated exceeds R16-billion and covers the metals and automotive sectors,” the CDC said, adding that three investments from India may be signed during 2008/9.According to the CDC, many Chinese investors view South Africa as a launch pad to the rest of the continent, especially in light of that country’s “Go Africa” strategy.Chinese investors were especially looking at attractive industrial estates for both greenfield projects and merger opportunities with existing local companies.“One of the projects in consideration for the Coega IDZ is large enough to occupy nearly half of the automotive cluster once all phases have been completed,” the CDC said.CDC business development manager Christopher Mashigo said the level of interest from China was beyond his expectations. “There is a high level of optimism about investing in Africa, and most importantly in South Africa”, Mashigo said. “Furthermore Chinese companies understand the concept of an IDZ and what the CDC can offer.“Four to six visits are planned with Chinese companies this year for site visits and discussions regarding the project,” he said.CDC spokesman Ongama Mtimka told The Herald last week that an Indian company, Afro-Asia Steel, had already signed a R75-million project for a steel billets plant at the IDZ.“A record of decision would be formalised soon and the first phase of construction was expected to begin early in the second half of this year,” the paper reported.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Former NBA star Miller to visit India to promote Basketball

first_imgMumbai, Oct 26 (PTI) Former American basketball player and NBA star, Andre Miller will pay his first ever visit to India to promote the game in the country.”Im looking forward to my first visit to India to see firsthand how the NBA has been developing basketball in the country,” said the 6ft 3inches tall star, who will also appear as a guest analyst on TV show Around The the Hoop.”I understand theres a lot of potential in India, and Im excited to contribute to the growth of the sport,” said Miller, who ranks ninth on the NBAs all-time assist leaders.Millers itinerary also includes a visit NBA Basketball school in Delhi on October 30. NBA had launched its elite basketball training center at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports complex in Delhi in the month of May. Sim Bhullar, Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Robert Horry, Dwight Howard, Robin Lopez, Brian Shaw, Shawn Marion, Jason Richardson and Kevin Durant are some of the players who have visited India since 2006.In fact, Durant was the first active NBA player to visit the facility in July this year. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Kevin Roberts to succeed James Sutherland as Cricket Australia CEO

first_imgKevin Roberts, the face of Cricket Australia during toxic negotiations for a new pay deal with players, will succeed long-serving James Sutherland as the board’s CEO later this month.A former first class batsman for New South Wales with a strong corporate background, the 46-year-old Roberts has been Sutherland’s deputy for a number of years since joining the CA board as an independent director in 2012.Roberts beat out a number of credentialled candidates, including board director John Harnden, who organised the successful 2015 World Cup co-hosted with New Zealand, and former New South Wales cricket chairman John Warn.He takes over CA at a sensitive time, amid reviews into the board’s governance and the culture of the men’s team whose reputation was left in tatters by the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.A former Adidas executive, Roberts is best known to the public as CA’s lead negotiator in pay talks with players that grew increasingly poisoned and led to the boycott of a tour last year.CA’s insistence on ending a 20-year revenue-sharing model proved a colossal miscalculation, and players ended up refusing to deal with Roberts.They were only coaxed back to the table once Sutherland joined the talks late and agreed to continue the revenue-share.Roberts told a media conference in Melbourne on Wednesday that he would be paying players’ union boss Alistair Nicholson “the respect” of a phone call later in the day.But he added that plenty of relationship-building had already been occurring behind the scenes.”There’s no doubt it was a challenging situation,” he said of the pay dispute.advertisement”But we move forward, we learn and we make commitments as to how we grow the game and how we develop relationships.”I’ll head up to the UAE (United Arab Emirates) to meet with the Australian men’s team and coaching staff and also catch up with the women’s team,” he added.Tim Paine-captained Australia are set to play Pakistan in a two-test series in the Gulf nation starting next week.The Australian Cricketers’ Association said its chairman Greg Dyer wished Roberts well on his appointment but his comments suggested lingering distrust between players and the board.”This is a critical time for Australian cricket,” Dyer said in a statement.”The cricket public need to reconnect with the game and this will begin with CA being open, fair and transparent in order to regain their trust.”The on and off field events of the past 18 months have created an expectation that a number of things will need to change.”Just as the players have been held accountable, we also expect that CA will be fully accountable in taking the difficult steps required to restore the reputation of the game.”Sutherland, in charge since 2001, announced in June that he had given CA a year’s notice of his intention to step down but Roberts will formally take over the role later this month when confirmed at the board’s annual general meeting.Roberts will have big shoes to fill, with Sutherland having helped turn the game into a commercial powerhouse in one of the world’s most crowded sports markets, securing a string of lucrative broadcast deals and ushering in the popular Twenty20 ‘Big Bash’ league in 2011.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more