With Kevin Durant departed as a free agent while Klay Thompson will miss most of the season with a torn knee ligament. Center Kevon Looney is also sidelined.“Obviously, it’s been a tough start for us on many levels, so we’re just trying to find our footing,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Golden state fell to 1-3 on Wednesday. “This puts us in a tough spot, so we’ll assess it and go from there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Kendrick Nunn stays hot as Heat beat Hawks for 2nd time in 3 days 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LATEST STORIES “Stephen Curry has a broken hand,” the Warriors confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday night.The San Jose Mercury News reported Thursday that the Warriors expected to have a timetable for Curry’s return — depending on whether he needs surgery or not — on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Even before Curry was injured the Warriors — winners of three titles in the past five seasons — were struggling to find their form.Former MVP Kevin Durant departed as a free agent at the end of last season and Klay Thompson remains sidelined by injury. Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes, left, gets up after falling onto Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Curry left the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player had a CT scan on his broken left hand on Thursday and the Golden State Warriors will consult specialists to determine how long he’ll be sidelined.The Warriors’ superstar guard was injured Wednesday when he was fouled by Phoenix center Aron Baynes as he drove to the basket in a 121-110 loss to the Suns.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments
When contacted on the reports from their camp in Mumias, Leopards chairman, Allan Kasavuli, was categorical, “All what is owed to them has been fully paid.”However, team members who declined to be exposed for fear of intimidation confirmed nothing of note has happened on the training ground as they go through the motions of completing what has been a disastrous KPL season by their standards.“To say the truth we have not been paid our allowances for six games, as players we are demoralized. Everyone is training on his own and we are yet to receive any communication from officials on how we will be paid.“But we will try our best in our match against Sofapaka for the love of the club,” one of the disgruntled players told Capital Sport.“Yes, it’s true, the players are training individually and they have not been paid as they say. The go slow is on as we wait for word from the Executive Committee in Nairobi,” a technical bench official concurred.This is the latest dark cloud in the run up to their weekend tie after Sofapaka called on the match to be shifted from Mumias on security reasons following their bitterly contested GOtv Shield semi final that was abandoned minutes from full time when Leopards fans went on rampage.Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa wrote to KPL requesting the switch with the league management body CEO, Jack Oguda, saying the matter will be on the agenda on Friday at a meeting between them and chairmen of the 16 top flight clubs in Nairobi.Leopards’ unrest will cause ripples among their ‘in-laws’ and arch rivals Gor Mahia who need an almighty ‘favour’ from their adversaries to end Sofapaka’s title charge should they beat Muhoroni Youth on Saturday in Kisumu.Victory for K’Ogalo coupled with defeat of Sofapaka who trail them by a point will hand the crown to champions with a game to spare but in the continuing saga to the end of the 2014 KPL season, Muhoroni have petitioned authorities to have the game played in Nairobi.Following recent sanctions imposed on the community based giants by Football Kenya Federation after their fans erupted in hooliganism in successive weekends, Leopards and Gor have seen their coffers hit hard by a ban on their fans as the season winds up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, October 30-The disquiet at AFC Leopards shows no signs of abating with as a go slow in protest over unsettled allowances continues two days before the club faces Sofapaka in a crucial Kenyan Premier League tie.Capital Sport has reliably learned plays are training lethargically or refusing to go to the pitch at all claiming allowances accruing for six weeks.
FAREWELL 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Getty LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES OFF stalemate Phil Parkinson has resigned as Bolton manager after three years in charge on target “The young lads need help, they need reinforcements in there to try to stabilise things on the pitch as soon as possible.“The club needs taking over, it needs reinforcement, needs players in, needs proper management staff in place now and trying to get some sort of stability back at the club.”And asked if he had a message to Bolton fans and also the supporters of fellow in-crisis club Bury, he added: “Yes – stay with it.“What’s going on at both clubs is a disaster and a disgrace to the clubs and the communities.“Hopefully both clubs will survive and get taken over, get a bit of stability and then become clubs to be proud of once again, which is what every fan wants and deserves.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s interview with ex-Bolton player Andy Taylor IN FULL above 2 He kept them up against all odds in his second campaign, but Bolton’s escalating financial issues made survival impossible and last season they slipped back to League One with a 12-point penalty.Now Bolton are in an ongoing ownership wrangle, with an attempted takeover by Football Ventures being blocked by a court order issued by Laurence Bassini, who had tried to buy the club earlier this year.And two days after the postponement of their League One clash against Doncaster, with the club citing “welfare concerns” for their young players, Parkinson and Parkin have decided enough is enough. Former manager Sam Allardyce told talkSPORT on Thursday he ‘understood’ why the duo felt they had to leave, and Taylor – who left the Greater Manchester side this summer – says they are a huge loss for Bolton.“The club is crying out for stability,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White.“The fact the manager and coaching staff stayed throughout all the troubles, stayed for the start of the season and have now left, it’s a massive loss for the club.“They have both been really professional, tried their hardest to put a team out to get results to benefit the club.”Asked for his reaction to seeing Bolton’s young side being thumped 5-0 by Tranmere last week, which led to their next game against Doncaster being called off, Taylor said: “It’s tough.“It’s great to see a lot of the young lads getting a game, it’s always good to see your academy players getting into the first team, but at the same time it’s hard to see. latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Getty Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested deals Former Bolton defender Andy Taylor has told talkSPORT the departures of Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin are devastating for the in-crisis club.The Trotters confirmed on Thursday they had accepted the resignations of their manager and his assistant with ‘great reluctance’.Parkinson took over in 2016 and led the club to promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt despite a transfer embargo. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bolton were relegated from the Championship last season, and began the new campaign on -12 points after entering administration BIG PRESENTS UP TOP
17 April 2013Emerging South African mining companies should heed the call to expand northwards into Africa, offsetting low earnings in certain commodity markets by diversifying in terms of commodities, markets and geography, international consultancy Frost & Sullivan said in a statement on Monday.“For an industry such as mining, where commodity prices are cyclical, diversification is one of the key instruments utilised by companies to offset low revenue earnings in certain commodity markets and maximise shareholder value,” said Frost & Sullivan mining research analyst Yeukayi Kadzere.Kadzere pointed to JSE-listed miner Exxaro as an example of an African-owned mining company “leading from the front” with its acquisition of Africa Iron Ore Mining in the Republic of Congo for US$328-million, thus building on its existing exposure to iron ore in the form of a 20% shareholding in Kumba Iron Ore.South Africa’s second-largest coal miner plans to invest $320-million in increasing Africa Iron Ore’s annual output to 2-million tonnes by the end of 2014, Kadzere noted.Exxaro is also investing in infrastructure development, “a key success factor for most mining ventures developed in Africa”. The company intends to upgrade the railway line leading to the Pointe Noire port, which it will use to export its output.The world’s largest mining companies, such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale, are extensively diversified by commodity, markets and geography, Frost & Sullivan noted, arguing that South African mining companies, not only in coal mining, should consider this strategy to ensure revenue growth throughout commodity cycles.“South Africa has vast experience in mineral extraction and processing, and this knowledge can be successfully channeled into other African territories whose mining industries are still within their infancy,” Kadzere said.“While we cannot turn a blind eye to the challenges associated with investing in new markets, it is time for black-owned South African miners to heed the call of expanding northwards into Africa.“As South Africa works towards growth in industrialisation, through mineral beneficiation, resource security will become critical, and it is these ‘acquisitions’ that will increase resource security going forward.”SAinfo reporter
Bongekile Radebe is a self-driven young woman who has gained leadership skills through involvement in nation-building initiatives such as youth development programmes – including One Day Leader – and social entrepreneurship.Bongekile Radebe’s passion for women empowerment and leadership drove her to found the social enterprise Her Destiny. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterBongekile Radebe is a self-driven young woman from Mohlakeng, Randfontein who is currently completing her final year in B.Com in Finance at the University of Johannesburg.She gained her leadership skills through involvement in nation-building initiatives such as youth development programmes – including One Day Leader – and social entrepreneurship.Radebe has been recognised as a future promising leader by Destiny Magazine.Her passion for women empowerment and leadership drove her to found the social enterprise Her Destiny. A partnership with beverage brand Toni Glass, it provides a platform for empowering conversations related to connecting generations, personal development and understanding financial literacy.Her Destiny is a platform to help young women participate in the economic acceleration of South Africa.For every Toni Glass ice tea bottle sold at Her Destiny engagements, R1 is invested in Radebe’s Young Women’s Education Fund, which helps ease the cost of living for young women studying at university.Radebe’s dedication to the empowerment of women makes her a proud South African playing her part to build the nation.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Accountants are beginning to find ECM a compelling tool in reducing costs and accelerating efficiency. The online publication BusinessSolutions reports that ECM VARs are seeing much interest in accounting and accounts payable.The reason for the interest in using ECM for automating accounts payable is as follows:– Invoices often contain large amounts of text and data that is manually captured and re-entered from the invoice– Automation and electronic capture can make the process more efficient.The system can pinpoint exactly where the invoice is in the process.– Invoice processing can be more easily decentralized across multiple offices or with outsourcers– Electronic systems are considerably more space efficient than paper-based systems.– Electronic systems allow responses to audits to be per.formed more efficiently, for example, for sales tax compliance reasons
Mary Meeker recently delivered her 20th consecutive annual review of the state of the internet in 197 slides. Meeker had been an analyst and now works as a venture capitalist for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She talked about what’s changed over the last twenty years (a lot) and provided some hints as to what to expect in the future.The influence of the internet has been greatest with consumers and had the least effect on governments and policy makingSurprisingly, both the growth rate of the internet and smartphone is slowing. Internet users rose 8% last year, compared to 11 percent in 2012.Less than one percent of the population accessed the internet via a mobile device in 1995; 73 percent did in 2014.Mobile devices now account for 29 percent of total screen viewing timeMeeker sees the next generation of currently 12- to 24-year-olds as fueling user-generated content services like Instagrams and SnapchatsComputer drone shipments increased in 2014 by 167 percent to 4.3 million units. A $1.7 billion industry
Sharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the,Sharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the team to Pakistan and then include him in the XI for the Lahore Test.The BCCI’s top brass denies this vehemently. Whether this alleged interference is a precedent, an exception or a master move that has escaped more feeble minds, does not matter. If true, what this is, first up, is a cynical and alarming use of official muscle.On the first day of the Lahore Test, Ten Sports received a call asking them to stop airing the footage of the Chappell-Dravid-Ganguly love triangle seen earlier that morning. Of course, we all know that Rahul Dravid, Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly were arguing over which flavour of ice-cream they wanted for lunch, (Nutty Buddy, anyone?).It is only that journalists have such dirty minds, why give them anything that could be misconstrued as dirt? In other words, the next time anyone feels an ice cream debate coming on, please get a room.Cricket BatIt is a bit disorienting as all this comes from the sharp-suited tradesmen of transparency, that is, the new BCCI that promised to deliver us from the Evil Empire of Kolkata. The same new regime is now enforcing a clause in their player contracts which bans cricketers from writing columns or doing TV capsules.How the players agreed to such a clause is as baffling as its emphatic enforcement by a supposedly marketing-savvy BCCI. The only way it could possibly make sense is if the BCCI can prevent India’s rivals from talking trash about our players in our vast media market.advertisementIn a free economy – and hell, a free country – that’s not going to happen so we will just continue to suffer Shoaib Akhtar mouthing off at India’s batsmen and Nasser Hussain continuing to talk down to Indian cricket.Marketing a sport is about more than sticking logos on uniforms or selling TV rights or treating players like advertising hoardings. Marketing is showing and using your resources off to best effect.For the Indian team, those resources include the non-cricketing qualities of its players: Dravid’s intelligence, Anil Kumble’s deadpan humour, Virender Sehwag’s “fundey” and Harbhajan Singh’s irreverence.And, with respect, the cricketers, on or off the field, make for darn sight more interesting viewing than BCCI’s officials.No offence, gentlemen.
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with table-topper Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the third round to open his account in the Sinquefield Cup — a part of the Grand Chess tour.After two back-to-back defeats in the first two rounds, Anand needed a breather and, while the Indian ace gave nothing away to Topalov, his own bid for an advantage was also subtly tackled by the tournament leader.The day produced just two decisive games with world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway coming out trumps against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and local wild card Wesley So cruising past Alexander Grischuk of Russia.Also read: Viswanathan Anand suffers another defeat in Sinquefield Cup Levon Aronian of Armenia played out a draw with Anish Giri of Holland while in the other game of the day, the all-American duel between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana also ended peacefully.With six rounds to come in the USD 3,00,000 prize money tournament, Topalov remains on top of the tables with 2.5 points in his bag and is now followed by Carlsen, Giri and Aronian who all have two points each.Nakamura, Wesley So and Vachier-Lagrave are tied fifth on 1.5 points, a half ahead of Grischuk who remained on one point. Anand and Caruana are currently at the bottom of the tables with just a half point each.Anand pressed for an advantage without risk against Topalov and after two losses, it was the right strategy by the five-time world champion to get back in the tournament.advertisementThe Sicilian defense met with a Bishop check on move three, the same that Carlsen had employed against Topalov in the opening round but Anand did not go for the complexities the Norwegian had chosen.Anand had a slightly better prospect with a better controlled centre but Topalov also came up with the right responses to make sure white’s advantage remained minimal.While both played correctly, the pieces changed hands and on move 31 it was an opposite coloured Bishops endgame on board when the players shook hands.”I am happy with this draw as black,” Topalov said after the gameResults round 3: V Anand (Ind, 0.5) drew with Veselin Topalov (Bul, 2.5); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2) beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 1.5); Levon Aronian (Arm, 2) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 2); Wesley So (Usa, 1.5) beat Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 1); Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 1.5) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 0.5).
Tata JLR leads hike in Indian demand for luxury car brandsFrom Aditi KhannaLondon, Jan 26 (PTI) The UKs car exports to India has seen a 15.8 per cent rise in 2016 largely due to Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rovers popularity among “affluent buyers” in the country, according to the latest UK automotive industry figures.India is now the eighth largest Asian market for UK car exports with JLRs Land Rover Discovery Sport, Ranger Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-Pace among the top five most popular models.The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), one of the UKs largest trade associations, said the Indian demand formed part of a wider 17-year high for British car manufacturing last year.”India is now the eighth biggest Asian market for UK car exports, with demand rising at a rapid rate as an increasing number of affluent buyers take advantage of a range of all new premium and luxury British-built cars. UK car exports to the country grew 15.8 per cent to 3,372 in 2016,” SMMT said in a statement.It also found that Indian-built car models accounted for 31,535 new car registrations in the UK, an uplift of more than 12.6 per cent on 2015.”India and the UK have a great history of collaboration in the automotive sector and it is essential we secure mutually beneficial trade relationships in the future. India is a growing market, for the moment largely for luxury vehicles. But we face high import tariffs which makes it more difficult to sell into India,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.advertisement”It remains to be seen the kind of trade deal the UK may look to agree with India post-Brexit. But meanwhile, it is very much about producing the right product for the market, which is in the premium category,” he noted.Meanwhile, as many as 1,727,471 vehicles rolled off production lines in the UK last year from some 15 manufacturers, an 8.8 per cent rise in total car production in Britain compared to 2015 and the highest output since 1999.More cars are now being exported from Britain than ever before, which the SMMT highlighted was the result of investment made over recent years in world-class production facilities, cutting-edge design and technology and one of Europes most highly skilled and productive workforces rather than any Brexit effect.Production growth in the UK was predominantly driven by overseas demand, with global appetite for British-built cars rising by 10.3 per cent to an all-time high of 1,354,216 ? a second consecutive annual record.The European Union (EU) remains by far the countrys biggest market, something that could be directly affected by the final trade deal struck as Britain exits the economic bloc.”Brexit is a significant challenge and we want our respective governments to support our industry. The last year was undoubtedly a very, very successful year for the industry but there is a lot of uncertainty with one of our biggest market, the EU,” added Hawes. PTI AK AMS SUA NSA