Argentina’s Lanzini ruled out of World Cup due to knee injury

first_imgThe 25-year-old, who had been linked with a summer transfer to Liverpool, now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. His injury is a blow for Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli who had counted on Lanzini for his starting line up.Argentina’s national team is due to travel to Russia on Saturday for the World Cup. Argentina have been drawn in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manuel Lanzini out of World Cup BARCELONA, Spain, June 8 – West Ham’s Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup after injuring a knee during training in Spain, the Argentine football federation said Friday.“Manuel Lanzini suffered, in today’s morning training, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee,” the federation wrote in a Twitter message.last_img read more

Huddersfield manager David Wagner linked with return to Borussia Dortmund

first_img1 David Wagner Huddersfield manager David Wagner is being linked with the top job at Borussia Dortmund.The position of current Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is currently in question with the Bundesliga giants 16 points off the top of the table.As such, it has been suggested that Tuchel could leave in the summer and a list potential replacements is being drawn up.And, according to Bild, Wagner is among those on their radar after his success with Huddersfield, who have made the Championship play-offs this season and could yet be promoted.Wagner has strong links with Dortmund having cut his teeth as a manager there, taking charge of the reserve side between 2011 and 2015.And he could now be in line for the top job, should Tuchel move on this summer.last_img read more

Tottenham have announced the first game at their new stadium

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have confirmed the first game at their new stadium will be against Liverpool.Just moments after the Premier League fixtures were announced, with Spurs playing away at Newcastle United on the opening weekend the club confirmed the news on Twitter. possible standings Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday cracker ALTERED Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade crackers Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener In the end Salah took the title of top scorer by netting 32 – a Premier League record – with Kane hitting the back of the net 30 times.But Spurs had the last laugh, pipping the Reds to a third place finish in the table.Pochettino told the club’s official website: “We are so excited to have the date of the first Premier League match at our new stadium.“We discussed the timings and the ability to play away games and I think it is a good solution to have an earlier home game.“Wembley was great for us last season and we are even more used to that than we are the new stadium.“We are excited about the season ahead and making the new stadium our new home. I have stood inside the bowl and I know the atmosphere will be unbelievable – it will be well worth the wait.” 1 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham Hotspur will host Liverpool in the first game at their new stadium on September 15/16.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are scheduled to play their first home match against Fulham on August 18 at Wembley Stadium.But their opening fixture at the 62,062 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be against Liverpool. REVEALED gameday smart causal punished 🙌 We are delighted to announce that we shall play our first home game at #SpursNewStadium on the weekend of 15/16 September 2018 against Liverpool. 🏟📰 Read more ➡️— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 14, 2018Fans of the two clubs are currently entering a rivalry following the battle between Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah for the 2017/18 Premier League Golden Boot.Many Reds fans took umbrage with the Spurs striker for claiming a goal against Stoke City when it was unclear whether the ball had touched him. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

Benitez insists his affinity with Liverpool fans will remain

first_imgRafael Benitez has insisted his relationship with Liverpool fans will not be affected by his appointment as Chelsea boss.Benitez is a hugely popular figure among the Anfield faithful from his spell as manager there and believes they will wish him well in his new role.“I had a challenge to manage a top side and I have waited 18 months to two years for that opportunity,” he said.“I can guarantee you a lot of Liverpool fans are saying ‘We wish you all the best – not against Liverpool, but we wish you all the best’.”Click here for our Rafael Benitez quizAre Chelsea right to sack Di Matteo? Click here to voteSee also:Benitez: I’ll win over Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Speakers Profiles

first_imgAs custodians of Brand South Africa, The International Marketing Council of South Africa will be hosting a one-day conference in collaboration with the 2010 National Communication Partnership Task Team in Johannesburg on 15 August 2006. The conference will boast a list of top line speakers, including:Wolfgang Grulke – Author and Futurist, CEO – FutureWorld International LimitedTerry Behan – CEO of The Fearless ExecutiveYvonne Johnston – CEO International Marketing Council of South AfricaDanny Jordaan – CEO 2010 local organising committeeJoel Netshitenzhe – Head of Policy Co-ordination and Advisory Services (PCAS) Social Sector – The PresidencyJack Trout – President, Trout & Partners, Ltd.Wolfgang Grulke– Author and Futurist; CEO – FutureWorld International LimitedA former IBM executive, Wolfgang worked internationally with IBM for more than 25 years and was awarded the prestigious IBM Outstanding Innovation Award. He was founder and CEO of the Business Futures Group and started FutureWorld as an informal business network in 1987. Since that time he has been instrumental in helping major corporations and venture capital firms position themselves for the new world economy. He has addressed audiences in more than 20 countries, in person, on radio and on television. His article In Search of Simplicity won the NACCA award for the best business article of the year and From Value Chain to Marketspace was awarded the AFSM International Writing Award for Professional Writers and Consultants in Boston. Wolfgang is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at the London Business School and teaches regularly on a number of programmes including the School’s flagship Senior Executive Programme (SEP).His best-selling book Ten Lessons from the Future was published internationally in December 2000 and is now also available in Spanish and Chinese. His new book Lessons in Radical Innovation: Out-of-the-box straight to the bottom line was published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall world-wide in April 2002 and in the USA in January 2003. A South African edition of the book is also available, Lessons in Radical Innovation: South Africans leading the world.Terry Behan– CEO of The Fearless ExecutiveTerry Behan is CEO of The Fearless Executive, a brand integration agency specializing in internal brand development and designing the customer experience.Terry lived and worked in Ireland, England, Greece and Germany, before moving and settling in South Africa in 1994. He has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors in South Africa, Mozambique and East Africa.Terry is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative as well as a founder of The African Eagles, a youth leadership development program. He is a regular contributor in the media on the topic of brand development.Yvonne Johnston – CEO International Marketing Council of South AfricaYvonne Johnston is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), an organization which aims to create a positive, united image for South Africa to give the country a strategic advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This it does through the promotion of Brand South Africa. Its mission – to articulate a brand for South Africa, which positions the country in order to attract tourism, trade and investment, as well as realise international relations objectives; to establish an integrated approach within government and the private sector towards the international marketing of South Africa and to build national support for Brand South Africa.Pivotal to the success of the work of the IMC is the realization of its mission as this will help the country deal with its socio-economic issues.The IMC has been in existence since 2000 and in her four years at the helm of the organisation, Yvonne is credited with raising the profile of Brand South Africa to the point where it was voted amongst the Top 5 Hot Brands for 2004 by Intelligence Total Business (formerly Business 2.0), an authoritative publication which offers information on next generation business trends, processes and insights. Another highlight was being selected as one of five finalists for the 2005 Business Woman of the Year.She is a widely respected as a leading communications strategist and has played a major role in the training and teaching of strategic media skills in the industry and is a much sought-after public speaker locally and abroad on Brands, as well as the current mood of our nation.Previously, she has worked in the Advertising and Marketing industry in a career spanning over 20 years as a Media Director of leading ad agencies.For 5 years she was Group Media Director of Ogilvy and Mather. This was followed by a stint in marketing, including running her own marketing consultancy, Refreshing Marketing, specializing in experiential marketing and Marketing to Women.She currently sits on the boards of SA Tourism, The African Hall of Fame and The Valued Citizens.Danny Jordaan – CEO 2010 local organising committeeDanny Jordaan is a South African sports administrator as well as a former lecturer, politician and anti-apartheid activist. He is best known for leading South Africa’s successful Football World Cup 2010 bid.Born in Port Elizabeth, a city on the southeast coast of South Africa, Jordaan got involved in anti-apartheid activities by joining the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO) in the early 1970s. This organisation was founded by Steve Biko in order to defend the rights of black students. Later, Jordaan also became a member of the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress (ANC).Following his studies, Jordaan became a teacher in 1974. From 1970 to 1983 he was a provincial cricket and football player. In the latter sport, he achieved professional status for a brief period. His political and sport interests soon combined and he became an activist in various organisations fighting to break down racial barriers in sport.From 1983 to 1992 he served as the president or vice-president of various soccer boards. In 1993 he was appointed as a director of the Cape Town Olympic Bid Company.His political career also progressed; in 1990 he was elected as the chairperson of the ANC branch in Port Elizabeth North. After the first fully inclusive South African elections in 1994, he became a member of parliament for the ANC, a position he held until 1997.In 1997, he was elected as the chief executive officer of the South African Football Association (SAFA). He subsequently headed South Africa’s unsuccessful Football World Cup 2006 bid, gaining great respect internationally for his work. As a consequence, he also led South Africa’s Football World Cup 2010 bid, this time successfully.Jordaan has served on the marketing and television board of FIFA since 1998. He received a special presidential award from President Nelson Mandela in 1994 as well as the presidential sport achievement award from President Thabo Mbeki in 2001. He won South Africa’s marketing person of the year award in 2000.Jordaan has a BA Honours degree from the University of South Africa. He has delivered several papers locally and abroad and serves on the Branding and Communications working group of the IMC.In 2004, he was voted 44th in the 100 Great South Africans.Joel Netshitenzhe – Head of Policy Co-ordination and Advisory Services (PCAS) Social Sector – The PresidencyPreviously, CEO of the Government Communication and Information Service. Has an MSc in financial economics from the University of London.Between 1976 and 1978 he received military training in Angola was a member of Umkhonto We Sizwe. Between 1978 and 1994 he worked for the ANC and was a member of the ANC Politico-Military.Worked as a journalist for Radio Freedom and Mayibuye, an ANC journal, for two years. Member of the ANC negotiation team at the Codesa talks. Netshitenzhe served as deputy head of the ANC’s department of information and publicity, and was head of communication in ex-President Mandela’s office before being appointed to the Government Communications Information Systems.Jack Trout – President, Trout & Partners, Ltd. Instrumental in developing the vital approach to marketing known as “positioning,” he is responsible for some of the freshest ideas to be introduced into marketing thinking in the last several decades.Jack Trout is president of Trout & Partners, one of the most prestigious marketing firms with headquarters in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA and offices in 13 countries. Jack Trout manages and supervises a global network of experts that apply his concepts and develop his methodology around the world. The firm has done work for AT&T, IBM, Burger King, Merrill Lynch, Xerox, Merck, Lotus, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, Repsol, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Southwest Airlines and other Fortune 500 companies.Jack Trout started his business career in the advertising department of General Electric. From there he went on to become a divisional advertising manager at Uniroyal. Then he joined Al Ries in the advertising agency and marketing strategy firm where they worked together for over twenty-six years.With Al Ries he co-authored the industry classic, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, which was published in 1980. In 1985 he and Al Ries wrote a second best-selling book entitled Marketing Warfare. Positioning and Marketing Warfare are now published in 14 languages. In 1988 Bottom-Up-Marketing was published. In 1993 their book, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing became the marketing bible. It outlined the basic reasons why marketing programs succeed or fail in the competitive nineties. Jack Trout closed the circle with the sequel to Positioning in 1995. Entitled The New Positioning it takes the world’s No. 1 business strategy to a new level. It became a Business Week best seller and has already been translated into 16 languages. This was followed by The Power of Simplicity – A Management Guide To Cutting Through the Nonsense And Doing Things Right. Then it was Differentiate or Die – Survival in Our Era of Killer Competitionwhich presented the keys to survival in a killer global economy. This has also become a best seller.His latest books are entitled Big Brands Big Trouble and The Genie’s Wisdom. They explain why the marketing process is so important for senior management to learn and practice.This conference is being hosted in collaboration with the 2010 National Communications Task Team.last_img read more

Nampak to invest R4bn in glass business

first_imgIt has two glass furnaces, and supplies a diverse range of returnable and non-returnable glass bottles to the beverage and food industry. This includes both standard-sized bottles as well as customer-specified designs and colours. JSE-listed packaging company Nampak is to buy out the German partner to its local glass business, and to invest up to R4-billion over the next five or six years in building new glass furnaces in South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent. “This acquisition is part of our strategy of investing in our core businesses where we believe we have competitive advantages,” said Nampak CEO Andrew Marshall. “As a result, Nampak is looking to grow its glass operations in South Africa and the rest of Africa. Feasibility studies were being evaluated on where Nampak would start with its plans to take on its competitors in its three largest markets – Angola, Nigeria and Kenya – he told the paper. As such, the company would spend R4-billion to build glass furnaces in South Africa and in other countries in Africa in the short- to medium-term. A third glass furnace was planned for South Africa – it would take about R1-billion and 18 months to build. Nampak Wiegand-Glas has a world-class glass manufacturing plant, featuring the latest in international technology, at Roodekop, outside Johannesburg. Nampak said in a statement last week that it would spend R938-million acquire the 50% stake in its glass business that it did not own from Bayerische Flaschen-Glashuttenwerke Wiegand & Sohne (Wiegand-Glas). SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material World-class manufacturing plant Nampak will fund the acquisition through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. He added that although Wiegand-Glas would no longer be shareholders in the business, they had agreed to remain as the company’s technical service provider. 21 November 2011 “This will be more easily achieved by us owning 100% of the glass business.” While Nampak supplied a range of packaging materials in 12 African countries beyond South Africa’s borders, this did not include glass, Marshall told Business Day last week. The private German glass making business has been the technical partner to Nampak’s glass operations for the past 10 years, having acquired a its 50% stake in the business back in October 2005 for €18-million.last_img read more

South Africa, US deepen trade ties

first_img26 June 2012 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has welcomed the revived economic ties between South Africa and the US, after Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk signed a trade and investment framework agreement last week. “Busa also supports other agreements and programmes that seek to expand trade and investment between South Africa and the United States,” the organisation said in a statement on Friday. “These include the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).” The latest agreement amends a similar agreement signed in 1999 and seeks to deepen the US-South Africa trade and investment relationship. It also provides for an annual forum that will address specific business challenges and will help enhance the trade and investment relationship between the two countries. South Africa-US dialogue Following last week’s signing, Davies and assistant US trade representative for Africa Florie Liser held a South Africa-US dialogue with South African and US businesses, with members of Busa, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Council on Africa taking part. “It emerged from the meeting that the US did not want to sit by while other regions were taking advantage of mutual commercial opportunities in Africa as well as in South Africa,” Busa said. “Areas of cooperation in the [agreement] were outlined as anti-dumping, phytosanitary standards, investment, energy and infrastructure.”SA’s third-largest trading partner According to Busa, the US is South Africa’s third-largest single country trading partner, with total two-way trade between the two countries valued at US$22-billion in 2011. “South African exports to the US reached $9.5-billion in 2011, a 15.7 percent increase from 2010,” the organisation said. “Last year, $4.6-billion worth of South African products entered the US market duty- free under AGOA, an increase from $1.5-billion in 2010.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

USDA accepting applications to reduce costs for organic certification

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.“Producers can visit their local FSA county offices to apply for up to 75% of the cost of organic certification,” said Richard Fordyce, FSA Administrator. “This also gives organic producers an opportunity to learn about other valuable USDA resources, like farm loans and conservation assistance, that can help them succeed. Organic producers can take advantage of a variety of USDA programs from help with field buffers to routine operating expenses to storage and handling equipment.”OCCSP received continued support through the 2018 Farm Bill. It provides cost-share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products for the costs of obtaining or maintaining organic certification under the USDA’s National Organic Program. Eligible producers include any certified producers or handlers who have paid organic certification fees to a USDA-accredited certifying agent. Eligible expenses for cost-share reimbursement include application fees, inspection costs, fees related to equivalency agreement and arrangement requirements, travel expenses for inspectors, user fees, sales assessments and postage.Certified producers and handlers are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 75% of certification costs each year, up to a maximum of $750 per certification scope, including crops, livestock, wild crops, handling and state organic program fees.The announcement also includes the opportunity for state agencies to apply for grant agreements to administer the OCCSP program in fiscal 2019. State agencies that establish agreements for fiscal year 2019 may be able to extend their agreements and receive additional funds to administer the program in future years.FSA will accept applications from state agencies for fiscal year 2019 funding for cost-share assistance through May 29, 2019.To learn more about organic certification cost share, please visit the OCCSP webpage, view the notice of funds availability on the Federal Register, or contact your FSA county office. To learn more about USDA support for organic agriculture, visit read more

Inmates, deputy jailor hurt in brawl at Jaipur Central Jail

first_imgAfter an alleged brawl in the Jaipur Central Jail, the police have registered a first information report against seven inmates on charges of attacking the jail guards and a deputy jailor when they were inspecting a cell in a high-security ward of the prison on Saturday. The jail inmates include four accused in the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts case.The incident occurred after the accused, facing trial in the blasts case, wrote an application to the Special Judge seeking a direction to the jail administration to install a complaint box and ensure the visit of a judicial officer to their ward as per the guidelines of the jail manual. After the court issued notice to the jail authorities, the jail guards allegedly gave life threats to the accused.FIR registered In a brawl that followed, several prisoners were injured and deputy jailor Raj Mahendra reportedly fractured his finger. The inmates were taken to the jail dispensary for first aid. FIR against them has been registered under Sections 332 and 353 of IPC, dealing with the assault on public servants, at the Lal Kothi police station. While Director General (Prisons) N.R.K. Reddy said strict security measures had been taken to prevent the recurrence of violence on the jail premises, civil rights groups have demanded an inquiry into the incident and its background by a committee of independent observers as well as suspension of the jail officials who had allegedly threatened and beaten the inmates.last_img read more

CWG 2014: Navjot Chana, Sushila Likmabam assure India of medals

first_imgNavjot Chana defeated South Africa’s Daniel le Grange to seal his finals berth in the 60kg categoryIn what appears to be a incredible start by the Indian judokas in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana have stormed into the finals of the event.Likmabam pinned her Australian counterpart Chloe Rayner during the semifinals in the women’s 48kg category to assure India of its first medal in the CWG.On the other hand, Navjot Chana also assured a medal for India after he edged past South Africa’s Daniel le Grange to seal his finals berth in the 60kg category.The 30-year-old Chana, who is employed with Punjab Police, had defeated 23-year-old Tom Pappas of Australia in the quarterfinals. Chana had three shidos, minor violations, but managed two yukos to finish off in style.last_img read more