RelatedPosts Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II Tiger Woods will take on Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day in a high-stakes skins game ahead of the inaugural ZOZO Championship in Japan next month.Each hole is assigned a monetary value and players need to win a hole outright to take a “skin” or the money rolls over to the next hole.Woods, who lost to Phil Mickelson in their £7 million showdown in Las Vegas last year, said: “I haven’t played a skins format in quite some time, so it will be fun to try something a little different and add a few strategic elements as we compete.“There has already been some friendly banter between us and that will continue until we get to the first tee.”McIlroy, who is competing in this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, added: “I’m a huge fan of the skins format. I love the way it rewards attacking play and think it suits my game quite well.“Any time I can go directly at pins to try and make birdies and eagles, I think it puts me at an advantage. The other fun thing about skins is how you find yourself rooting for the other guys if you’re not in a position to win the hole.“You’re hoping they can tie with someone else so you can play for that skin on the next hole. With the skins format, you’re always in it until the end.” Tags: JapanPhil Mickelson
NBA trade rumors: Pelicans unlikely to deal forward Julius Randle He has averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his 19 appearances in 2018-19.Fultz was the top pick in the 2017 draft and began his career with high expectations. But he also dealt with injuries as well as a hitch in his jump shot during his rookie season, which limited him to 14 games. Related News Markelle Fultz is drawing interest ahead of the Feb. 7 trade deadline.The Hawks and Magic have both spoken to the 76ers about dealing for the 6-4 guard, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on the Woj & Lowe show Wednesday. NBA trade rumors: Thunder, Rockets interested in Cavaliers guard Alec Burks Philadelphia acquired Tobias Harris from the Clippers in a blockbuster trade Wednesday. But it may still be looking to build its bench depth.Fultz was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in December and hasn’t played since Nov. 19. There is no timetable for his return to the court.
Eden Hazard is on for Chelsea at Pride Park, where Oscar almost put them ahead in an even first half and Ramires hit the Derby post just before the interval.Oscar sent a free-kick narrowly wide and went close with two other decent strikes during a spell of Blues pressure.Ramires also fired wide for the visitors after in-form Championship side Derby had made a determined start to the FA Cup third-round clash.Ashley Cole did well to clear a dangerous early cross from Jeff Hendrick before David Luiz blocked a driven shot from Rams midfielder John Eustace.Luiz is alongside Gary Cahill for Chelsea, as captain John Terry is on the bench.And Cahill was called into action following a 28th-minute error by Luiz, who lost possession and was grateful to see his centre-back partner block Jamie Ward’s shot.Seven minutes before the break Eustace had an effort saved by Mark Schwarzer after the ball was given away again, this time by Ramires, whose deflected shot clipped the woodwork moments before the half-time whistle.Chelsea made a lively start to the second half and boss Jose Mourinho made a statement of intent on 55 minutes, bringing Hazard on for stand-in skipper Michael Essien.The winners of the tie will be at home to Stoke City in the fourth round.Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Essien (Hazard 55), Mikel; Ramires, Oscar, Willian; Eto’o. Subs: Cech, Kalas, Terry, Baker, Mata, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Big news from Kevin Durant over the weekend. We know it’s big because he made the announcement via social media..@35Ventures pic.twitter.com/LKR00FOnys— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 7, 2019 CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device The erstwhile Warrior is changing numbers. No. 35 is out. No. 7 is in. As no Nets player currently lays claim to No. 35, this represents a change for change’s sake. A new beginning.We know what you’re thinking: It …
Johannesburg, Wednesday 18 November 2015 – Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Business Report, today released the results of South Africa’s performance in the 2015 Anholt Nation Brand Index.South Africa ranks 38 of 50 countries assessed in this index.Although South Africa has dropped one place – from 37 in 2014 to 38 in 2015 – the country’s overall reputation score has improved 0.17 points from 2014. In addition, South Africa has improved on the pillars of people and tourism and held steady on the pillars of exports and governance.Reflecting on South Africa’s performance in the Nation Brand Index, CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “South Africans can be proud of our country’s performance in a range of indices in the past year. The Global Competitiveness Index produced by the World Economic Forum ranks us 49 amongst 140 countries and number 2 in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance places us at number 4 amongst 54 countries on the continent and now, the Nation Brand Index places us at number 38 of 50 countries. A country’s reputation is collectively built by each citizen and Brand South Africa salutes you for your efforts to build a globally competitive country with a positive reputation.”“There is however work to be done to improve in certain areas of our competitiveness and the National Development Plan must guide national efforts to achieve this. Improvements will impact positively on the reputation of and perceptions about South Africa. Brand South Africa urges all citizens to become part of this endevour.”“In addition and despite South Africa’s drop in the area of investment and immigration according to the Nation Brand Index, South Africa registered an FDI inflow of US$3.31 billion between January 2015 to July 2015 which resulted in the creation of 5 037 jobs. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, FDI is being attracted into knowledge intensive sectors like: software and information technology services; business services; financial services communications; and industrial machinery, equipment and tools. This bodes well for the South African economy. It is also significant to recognise that despite global FDI falling by 16% in 2014, South Africa was able to attract over R140 billion in the 2013/14 financial year. This is almost double the amount of FDI in 2012.”The Nation Brand Index recognises amongst South Africa’s strengths, sports – particularly football, pristine landscape, and game reserves. Participants in the survey also indicated that the citizens of South Africa are amongst our biggest attribute being described as, amongst others, desirable friends, good employees, hardworking and skilful. The Nation Brand Index is the result of 20,342 interviews in 20 countries.Notes to the EditorAbout the Nation Brand IndexThe NBI measures the reputation of the Nation Brand on six elements, being: Governance; Exports; Tourism; People; Culture; Investment & Immigration. Through a series of sub-indicators the nation’s performance on each pillar is assessed through the study. Importantly the range of indicators tested through the research clearly illustrates the fact the nation brand’s reputation is shaped by anything from perceptions of people and culture, to the quality of exports and the governance profile of the country. This means that the ‘making’ of the nation’s global reputation depends on perceptions created by actions taken in multiple sectors spanning government, business, civil-society, and generally speaking the people of the country.The NBI MethodologyThe 2015 NBISM survey has been conducted in 20 major developed and developing countries that play important and diverse roles in international relations, trade and the flow of business, cultural and tourism activities. Given the increasing global role played by developing countries, the survey strives to represent regional balance as well as balance between high-income and middle-income countries.The core 20 panel countries are:• Western Europe/North America: The U.S., Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden• Central and Eastern Europe: Russia, Poland, Turkey• Asia-Pacific: Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico• Middle East/Africa: Egypt, South AfricaIn all, 20,342 interviews have been conducted with at least 1,000 interviews per country for the 2015 NBISM survey. Adults age 18 or over who are online are interviewed in each country. Using the most up-to-date online population parameters, the achieved sample in each country has been weighted to reflect key demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and education of the 2015 online population in that country. Additionally, in the U.S, the UK, South Africa, India, and Brazil, race/ethnicity has been used for sample balancing. The report reflects the views and opinions of online populations in these 20 countries – citizens who are connected to the world. Fieldwork was conducted from July 9th to July 27th, 2015.NBISM measures the image of 50 nations. In each panel country the list of 50 nations is randomly assigned to respondents, each of whom (except Egypt) rates 25 nations, resulting in each nation getting approximately 500 ratings per panel country. In Egypt, where respondents are not as familiar and experienced with online surveys, survey length is reduced, resulting in each nation getting approximately 200 ratings.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit www.brandsouthafrica.com
20 July 2015The Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket team currently on tour in Bangladesh, teamed up with the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) to spread some Madiba Magic among young cricket fans in Chittagong.The youngsters, all born with life-limiting conditions, were treated to a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity of spending the afternoon with the Proteas in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium.The 18 children were accompanied by their parents and spent a day of fun with the team. The children are patients at the Paediatric Oncology Centre at Chittagong Medical College Hospital. They watched the team train, and received ICPCN wristbands and NOW campaign cricket bats as they eagerly waited to meet the players.Mandela Day is a day set aside annually to celebrate Mandela’s life and legacy, and all South Africans and citizens of the world are encouraged to make acts of kindness to help change the world for the better.Proteas assistant coach Adrian Birrell, one of the drivers of team culture, said humility and compassion – keys traits of the late leader – were the founding qualities by which the Proteas lived.“We knew that back home most South Africans would be spending 67 minutes doing good deeds in Nelson Mandela’s memory and we felt we wanted to share that Madiba legacy with the people of Chittagong,” he said. “The Proteas are all about higher purpose and we felt it would be a great opportunity to give back to the community and to contribute towards a worthwhile cause.”A tour could get tedious between moving from the hotel, training and playing, Birrell explained, so it was nice to do something fun and different. “These children are suffering from terminal illness; it’s tragic for them and their families. It was humbling to see the excitement and smiles on their faces.“Hopefully that makes some kind of difference to their lives. Hopefully they forgot about their plight in these few minutes that they were with us signing autographs and interacting with the players.“I think the most important thing for us was to bring smiles to their faces by spreading some Madiba magic to those less fortunate than us. We tried to share a little bit of what the Proteas stood for and gave an unconditional act of kindness. I think it’s important for all South Africans to give where we can, if we can all do a little bit it can go a long way.”Watch the Proteas with the children in Chittagong:Speaking of the work the network does, media and marketing officer, Lorne Sithole, said: “The ICPCN’s mission is to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, a critical necessity especially in an impoverished country like Bangladesh. It is a dream come true for many of the children here from the Chittagong Medical Hospital.“Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world and access to medical care, information and resources is limited. We hope this day will at least have given these brave children something to smile about.”The Proteas’ two-Test series against Bangladesh starts tomorrow. They had mixed success in the limited overs portion of their tour, winning the T20 series 2-0 but losing the One Day Internationals 2-1 to the home team.Source: News24Wire