Ind vs SA 2nd Test Day 2: India decimate the Proteas to assert dominance…

first_imgAdvertisement Virat Kohli brought up his seventh double hundred while Ravindra Jadeja got agonizingly close to a ton on a day that saw the South African bowling attack get battered. India capped off the day by tattering the visitors’ top order. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Live HindustanThe Men In Blue cranked up the heat on the bowlers after haplessly scoring runs. Virat Kohli, who was unbeaten on 63 after the end of Day 1 scored runs freely to get to his highest test score, bettering his previous score of 243 against England in Mumbai.The Indian skipper was accompanied by Ravindra Jadeja after vice-captain Rahane was dismissed for 59. The all-rounder scored at a brisk pace en route to his 91 off just 104 balls.Advertisement Virat Kohli was handed a second life after scoring his double hundred after it was observed that Muthuswamy had overstepped. The partnership for the fifth wicket accounted for 225 runs.Declaring the innings at 601-5 with the skipper unbeaten at 254, the Proteas had to see through the final 15 overs of the day.Advertisement The returning Umesh Yadav struck straight away with the new ball by dismissing Aiden Markram. The pacer from Vidharba also managed to send Dean Elgar back to the pavilion as well. Mohammad Shami notched the wicket of Temba Bavuma to cap off a stellar day for India.Read Also:Ashwin trolls Ramiz Raja for his translator faux pas in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka post match presentationPakistani fan issues heartfelt appeal to Virat Kohli to come and play cricket in the country Advertisementlast_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP AND NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCE 2015 “BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SeRies: Win and you’re in” SCHEDULE

first_imgLongines Test S. Fleur De Lis Saturday , July 4NBCBelmont OaksBelmont ParkF/M Turf Saturday, Aug. 8NBCWhitney H.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Putting the spotlight on premier racetracks across the country, the 2015 television series begins with qualifying races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6 from Belmont Park, in the Metropolitan Handicap and the Ogden Phipps. 2:30-5 p.m. Distaff Turf In the summer, the series jumps from coast to coast with Classic qualifiers at Santa Anita for the Gold Cup and then back east to Monmouth Park for the William Hill Haskell Invitational, won by last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern. In August, there will be three programs from historic Saratoga, including the Whitney, Travers Stakes and The Woodward.  The series travels back to Belmont Park in the fall for The Jockey Club Gold, and concludes at this year’s Breeders’ Cup host site, Keeneland, for the Shadwell Turf Mile and Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, among others. TBD Stakes “We are excited to present our second series of Breeders’ Cup Challenge telecasts, which will help to build interest as we move from the Triple Crown races through the summer and on to the eagerly-anticipated Breeders’ Cup World Championships in the fall,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC and NBCSN. “Our 2015 season with NBC Sports Group continues a very successful expanded network partnership with the Challenge series designed to showcase the highest quality races from some of the nation’s premier racetracks” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO.  “The broad exposure of the “Win and You’re In” series combined with our digital marketing initiatives give us a great opportunity to provide fans with a clear path to the Championships and enhance the Breeders’ Cup brand.” NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup will be streamed on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports Live Extra app on mobile and tablet devices. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Suburban The complete 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge schedule will be released later this week. Shadwell Mile NEW YORK (April 9, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In”™ television schedule featuring 18 of the best Challenge races leading to the World Championships from top racetracks across the United States. All races will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group and will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign. Spinaway S. 8-9 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 6NBCSNMetropolitan Handicap Belmont ParkDirt Mile Sunday, Oct. 4NBCDixiana Bourbon S.Keeneland Race CourseJuvenile Turf 10 LIVE PROGRAMS FEATURING TOP QUALIFYING RACES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE ENHANCED BY MULTI-MEDIA MARKETING PLATFORM To support the new Challenge Series, the Breeders’ Cup will be launching a multi-channel marketing effort that will aim to attract new fans to the telecasts and sport.Other Challenge platform assets include:A dedicated Challenge Series website with unique content and a team of writers, producers and experts, including NBC Sports Group personality Randy Moss, focusing on racing, lifestyle and human interest features from some of the country’s most iconic racetracks. http://challenge.breederscup.com/The Breeders’ Cup Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, a national consumer promotion that will allow fans to play along at home during each show to win great prizes.Below is the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win And You’re In” schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are listed in bold. Distaff The series continues the following Saturday evening, June 13, on NBCSN with the live telecast of the newest race to the televised series, the Stephen Foster Handicap from Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8 mile Foster will be the first of five televised  automatic qualifiers for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, North America’s richest race, shown on the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series” this year. 5-6 p.m. In addition, several NBC Sports Regional Networks will present replays of select races after their initial airings on NBC and NBCSN. Juddmonte Spinster S. TBD 8:30-10 p.m. Ogden Phipps H.Belmont ParkDistaff Jockey Club Gold CupBelmont ParkClassic Six of the 10 series telecasts will be broadcast on NBC and four will be televised on NBCSN. 5-6 p.m. Summer at Saratoga Saturday, Aug. 29NBCTravers S.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Division TBD 5-6 p.m. TBD Stakes 4-6 p.m. Summer at Saratoga F/M Sprint Division Sunday, Aug. 2NBCWilliam Hill Haskell InvitationalMonmouth ParkClassic Summer at Saratoga Saturday, Oct. 3NBCClaiborne Breeders’ FuturityKeeneland RacecourseJuvenile Saturday, June 27NBCSNThe Gold Cup at Santa AnitaSanta Anita ParkClassic The expanded NBC Sports partnership includes multiplatform rights to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, which will also be featured on NBC’s digital and mobile applications. Juvenile Fillies Classic Breeders’ Cup Challenge at Churchill Downs Sword Dancer Date/Time (ET)NetworkEventTrackChallenge/Division Mile The “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In”™, now in its second year, consists of 10 telecasts on NBC and NBCSN and features 18 “Win And You’re In” races. Winners of these highly prestigious races, which offer more than $13 million in purses and awards, automatically qualify for a spot in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 30-31). Saturday, June 13NBCSNStephen FosterChurchill DownsClassic 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5NBCSNWoodward S.Saratoga RacecourseClassic Division TBD Challenge Stakes Last November, Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year agreement in which the World Championships will be televised by NBC and NBCSN through 2025. About Breeders’ CupThe Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships.  The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling $26 million  will be held October 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube About NBC Sports GroupWhen the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more. NBCUniversal Media, LLC is not a sponsor of the Million Dollar Finish promotion.last_img read more

Flying V, Cignal nail top two

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “We just wanted to do our best so we don’t lose our sharpness going into the playoffs,” said coach Eric Altamirano after the unstoppable Thunder—who are assured of an outright semifinal berth—improved to 9-0 to move within a win of an elimination sweep.Cignal HD joined Flying V in the top two after a 96-89 tripping of Centro Escolar University in the other game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jason Perkins delivered 18 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to help the Hawkeyes climb to 8-2 and nail the second seed in the standings.Perkins sparked Cignal’s decisive 10-0 run in the third quarter, turning a 59-60 deficit to a 69-60 lead before fending off the Scorpions’ late rally. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PBA IMAGESJeron Teng dropped a second straight triple-double for streaking Flying V as Cignal HD secured the last outright semifinals berth in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday.Teng, the leading MVP candidate, scattered 20 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to power the Thunder to a 97-59 rout of Zark’s Burgers at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Football dreams are made of this Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Cignal wins PVL men’s crown anew

first_imgCignal seized its second straight championship after topping Mega Builders, 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ysay Marasigan topscored for the HD Spikers with 17 points, including the title-clinching block on Fauzi Ismail.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Saku Capate added 16 points and was awarded as Finals MVP four days after being named conference MVP.Ismail fired a game-high 21 points for the Volley Bolt, who forced the winner-take-all following a five-set victory on Wednesday in Game 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the battle for third place, Air Force turned back Sta. Elena, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23.Alnakran Abdilla led the Jet Spikers with 25 points. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Morgan McCaul gets hugs from other survivors after making her victim impact statement about Larry Nassar in the court of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in Lansing, Mich. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice.Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives.ADVERTISEMENT Jordyn Wieber, a member of the gold-medal 2012 Olympic gymnastics team, planned to detail her allegations against Nassar quietly in a lawsuit. Yet as she watched other victims share the most difficult memories of their lives in open court, with their tormentor 20 feet away and a TV camera broadcasting it to the world, Wieber decided to testify, too.“I saw this effect and this power we as Olympians had by using our voice,” the 23-year-old Wieber told The Associated Press. “I felt really responsible to do that. If I could do one small thing in the world of gymnastics, the world of sports, this was it. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I felt like it was worth it.”The young women also played a role in trying to hold USA Gymnastics and other organizations accountable for the way Nassar’s abuse went unchecked for decades.When USA Gymnastics continued to use the Karolyi Ranch training center in Texas even after victims told of how they were abused by Nassar there, reigning Olympic champion and Nassar victim Simone Biles went on Twitter to ask why. The organization announced almost immediately it was leaving the facility.Biles took then-USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry to task in August for not speaking up to outline a way forward for the embattled organization. Perry resigned less than a month later.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The fact Simone is able to effect the amount of change she’s been able to is a testament that athletes are starting to have a little bit of power,” said former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who filed a criminal complaint against Nassar in 2016.The year 2018 also saw the swift downfall of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson — who sold the team and was fined $2.75 million by the NFL after he was accused of sexual harassment — and the continued pursuit of equal treatment of women in sports like tennis and soccer.The French Open angered some in May when it declined to seed three-time winner Williams following a 14-month break from tennis in which she gave birth to a daughter. Last week, the women’s tennis tour announced that starting in 2019, players coming off maternity leave or major injury may use a special ranking for up to three years upon their return.“Serena is mainly responsible for bringing that issue to the forefront: Should you be treated the same for pregnancy as you are if you miss time with an injury?” tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert said. The new rule “obviously was an advancement in the women’s game.”The push by female athletes to transform their sports wasn’t limited to the U.S.The South Korean women’s curling team that won a surprise silver at the 2018 Olympics came forward in November to complain of verbal and psychological abuse by their handlers, a pattern that included withholding prize money and threatening to bench the captain after learning she wanted to start a family. The handlers admitted to some of the allegations but denied others while resigning under pressure this month.And members of Argentina’s women’s soccer team used social media to express mounting frustration over unequal treatment, including being barred from the training complex traditionally reserved for the men and receiving minimal financial support. Argentine soccer officials relented, allowing the women to work out at the same facility as the men.“Teams are standing up and saying — and it’s South America, it’s Africa, it’s Europe — ‘This isn’t good enough, this isn’t right,’” said two-time Women’s World Cup champion-turned-TV analyst Julie Foudy.As for the effect on the world outside sports, Denhollander, who is now a lawyer, said prosecutors have told her about a spike in the number of abuse victims from other walks of life coming forward since Nassar’s sentencing. Still, she cautioned that the Nassar case was just one battle in a continuing fight.“The cultural impact is huge,” Denhollander said. “The personal impact, feeling like they can finally tell someone, that’s huge. On the flip side, there’s a danger of feeling like we’ve accomplished more than we really have.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ABL: Alab Pilipinas wins again, downs Singapore Slingers Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers PLAY LIST 05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables. The sight of women being not just heard but believed — combined with other breakthroughs for female athletes in the fight for fair treatment — created a sense of real momentum in sports over the past year.Female athletes “are taking control, and that’s what it’s all about,” tennis star Serena Williams said. “Taking control of who you are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhile 2017 brought the downfall of TV personalities Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a scandal in the sports world that had been brewing for a few years blew up in 2018 into shocking front-page news.Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in a case that has had widespread and devastating fallout. Michigan State agreed to settle victims’ lawsuits for $500 million. The university president lost her job and was charged with lying to police. Others at the school or at gymnastics’ national governing body, USA Gymnastics, also face charges. And the future of the organization is in limbo.last_img read more

4 Counties Can’t Host County Meet

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Department of Sports has announced that four counties have been cutoff to host the preliminary phase of the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet. The Ministry said Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Bassa have already hosted the competitions from 2011-2015 are not eligible to host this year’s preliminary competition of the County Meet.The Deputy Minister for Sports, Henry B. Yonton, Jr., in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer said the Ministry is inviting counties that have not hosted the competition during the period mentioned above to indicate their interest in providing the services that are grouped into two categories. He said interested counties in these categories should provide information demonstrating that they meet the required benchmarks.Towards that effort, the ministry has established a set of regulations to govern the rights and responsibilities of all counties interested to host the preliminary competition of this annual event.Minister Yonton named short listed criteria: as follows: That the interested county must have a stadium with inner fence, dress room, outer concert fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; and the county legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submission.Others he said include the county’s willingness to construct a stadium containing inner fence, dress rooms, outer fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; must possess at least fifteen (15) acres of land with registered land deed and the county’s legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submissionShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous hotels is under new ownership and could be about to reopen after it was bought for just one sixt of its original price.Donegaldaily.com revealed last weekend how extensive work has been carried out on the Ostan Na Rossan hotel in Dungloe in recent weeks.The hotel, which has been closed for two years after going into liquidation, was bought by a Tullamore Investment Company. The company is believed to have €500,000 for the 48 bedroom hotel which was valued at € million during the peak of the boom.Capital Securities Corporation (CSC), who bough the premises, is headed by Seamus Sheerin and Ballyshannon man Pauric McShea.Agents CB Richard Ellis have not disclosed the selling price but they had been asking €500,000 for the hotel, which is currently closed. At one stage the previous owner Maurice McBride had been asking €3 million for the business.The hotel, with its panoramic coastal views over Donegal Bay, includes a traditional lounge bar, restaurant, function room and adjoining leisure centre. EndsFAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking News: Gardai await post mortem after man’s body found

first_imgGardai say they are awaiting the results of a post-mortem after a man’s body was found in the toilets of a fast-food restaurant in Letterkenny today.The man’s body was found by staff of the restaurant this afternoon at around 2.30pm.He had earlier bought food in the restaurant before using the bathroom facilities. Staff immediately alerted the emergency service and ambulance personnel spoke to staff as others rushed to the scene.Medics tried to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardai have sealed off the scene and are still continuing their investigation into the possible cause of the man’s death.Gardai have viewed CCTV footage as part of their investigation as well as interviewing staff about the man’s last known movements. The man’s remains are expected to be removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a full post-mortem will be carried out.A Garda spokesman said that they are awaiting the results of the post-mortem to determine what direction their investigation will take.Breaking News: Gardai await post mortem after man’s body found was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bodyGardailetterkennypost mortemlast_img read more

Latest: Newcastle 0 QPR 0 – Green keeps Rangers level

first_imgQPR’s defence withstood sustained pressure from Newcastle in the first 20 minutes at St. James’ Park.Rangers were almost embarrassed early on when Steven Caulker, under pressure from Jack Colback, played a short backpass and Rob Green’s clearance cannoned off the Newcastle midfielder and dropped wide of the post.Harry Redknapp’s side worked overtime to get in blocks and headed clearances as Newcastle took the upper hand.Remy Cabella was the first to test Green, with a low shot from 15 yards that the QPR keeper fielded comfortably.Rangers’ first flash of inspiration came from Charlie Austin, when he dispossessed Paul Dummett and then fired an angled shot across goal.Ryan Taylor almost marked his first Premier League start since March 2012 with a goal when he was picked out unmarked on the edge of the box by Cabella’s corner, but Green tipped his effort over the bar.Cabella and Taylor combined again a few minutes later after Ayoze Perez had launched a swift counter-attack, and once again Green saved Taylor’s shot.QPR made two changes from the draw with Manchester City. Nedum Onuoha and former Newcastle man Joey Barton came into the side, with Mauricio Isla on the bench after his international exertions and Eduardo Vargas missing following the birth of his baby daughter. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara; R.Taylor, Sissoko Colback; Cabella, Perez, Ameobi.Subs: Elliot, Streete, Anita, Gouffran, Armstrong, Ferreyra, Cisse. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Barton, Henry, Sandro, Fer, Zamora, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Phillips, Isla, Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Six South African entrepreneurs on 2015 Forbes list

first_imgSix South Africans have made the 2015 Forbes list of the 30 most promising African entrepreneurs under 30.(Image: Forbes Magazine)Brand South Africa reporterMonths of research have whittled down Forbes shortlist of 150 entrepreneurs nominated by readers and editorial team to a list of just 30.  The final 30 were decided by a panel of judges from across the continent.“We worked for weeks, verifying and investigating, to whittle it down,” said a statement from Forbes Africa. “We favoured entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, location, struggles and determination.”Forbes Africa called the list “thought-provoking and forward-looking”. The list applauds successful companies across a number of sectors, but there is a strong technology influence – 17 of the companies headed by these entrepreneurs are either tech-based or have technology as their base, such as through apps or online platforms.One of the most intelligent young brains in the universe and on Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Ludwick Marishane. (Image: Youth Village)Besides the six South Africans, there are five from Kenya, five from Nigeria, three from Uganda, two each from Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Ghana, and one each from Mali, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Rwanda.South Africans on the list are:Bheki Kunene, 27, founder of Mind Trix Media: Mind Trix Media is a creative design company based in Gugulethu, Cape Town. He created eight jobs and a profit with his website-building company. According to Forbes, Kunene had a difficult start. He was falsely accused of murder and suffered a skull fracture in a car accident. Kunene survived to prosper, a lesson to entrepreneurs that if it did not kill you, or imprison you, it made you stronger, said Forbes Africa. That he managed to overcome these odds and build a powerful company earned him a place on the list.Doug Hoernle, 25, founder of Rethink Education: Rethink Education was established in an effort to make current technology more useful in the schooling system. “We saw the gap in the market where you find people paying R100 000 a year in school fees and yet they still struggle with fractions,” Hoernle said.Rethink’s platforms give pupils access to high school mathematics and science content in a chat-styled interface via mobile phones and the web. To date, Rethink Education has distributed maths and science content to more than 500 000 South Africans and is launching in Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.Julie Alexander Fourie, 28, founder of iFix: Fourie started iFix in 2006 from his residence room at Stellenbosch University. The company repairs broken and faulty Apple products and Samsung smartphones, and employs 40 people across the country. iFix services more than 4 000 clients a month through its branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Fourie started the company in 2006 in his University of Stellenbosch dorm room, helping colleagues and friends repair broken and faulty iPods and computers. (Image: Speakerpedia)Ludwick Marishane, 25, founder of Headboy Industries: While still in high school, Marishane developed DryBath, “a gel that does all the work of a bath without water”. After school, he founded Headboy Industries, through which he released the product.The idea for DryBath was inspired by a friend of Marishane’s who was too lazy to bath. “Why doesn’t someone invent something that you can put on your skin and then you don’t have to bathe?” asked the friend. Marishane, born in Limpopo, was voted the best student entrepreneur in the world by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation and Google named him as one of the most intelligent young brains in the universe.Max Hussmann, 29, founder, Elegance Group: Hussmann’s aviation business, Elegance Group, includes Elegance Air, sport consulting and aviation consulting. He was born in Accra and grew up in Germany, but now lives in South Africa.Elegance offers “the hour package flying principle” with chartered airlines, where companies are able to buy bulk hours of 25 to 50 hours and use them when it suits them. Hussman is also a 2016 swimming Olympic hopeful.Rupert Bryant, 29, co-founder of Web Africa: At just 14, Bryant dropped out of school and started running his own web development company. Two years later he became the co-founder of Web Africa, one of South Africa’s biggest internet service providers.Web Africa, today an $11-million (R133.5-million) a year business, was started with no money. In 2014, Bryant relaunched Accommodation Direct, an online tourism business that specialises in short-term accommodation rentals.Young Africans to watchThe other top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, in alphabetical order, are:Abiola Olaniran, 26, Nigeria, founder, GamsoleAffiong Williams, 29, Nigeria, founder, ReelfruitAlain Nteff, 22, Cameroon, founder, Gifted MomAli-shah Jivraj, 27, Uganda, chief executive, Royal ElectronicsArthur Zang, 27, Cameroon, founder, CardiopadZangBankole Cardoso, 26, Nigeria, co-founder, Easy Taxi NigeriaBest Ayiorworth, 23, Uganda, founder, GipmoCatherine Mahugu, 27, Kenya, co-founder, SokoClarisse Iribagiza, 26, Rwanda, founder and chief executive, HeHe LabsClinton Mutambo, 25, Zimbabwe, founder, Esaja.ComEllen Chilemba, 21, Malawi, founder, TiwaleEmeka Akano, 28, Nigeria, co-founder, Founder2BeIssam Chleuh, 28, Mali, founder and chief executive, Africa Impact GroupJoel Mwale, 22, Kenya, founder, Skydrop EnterprisesKennedy Kitheka, 25, Kenya, founder, FundaMubarak Muyika, 20, Kenya, founder of Zagace LimitedOla Orekunrin, 29, Nigeria, medical doctor and founder, The Flying DoctorsRaindolf Owusu, 24, Ghana, founder, Oasis WebsoftRonak Shah, 27, Kenya, founder, Kronex Chemicals LimitedSangu Delle, 28, Ghana, founder, Golden Palm InvestmentsSenai Wolderufael, 28, Ethiopia, founder of Feed Green Ethiopia Exports CompanyStephen Sembuya, 28, Uganda, co-founder, Pink Food IndustriesTakunda Chingonzoh, 22, Zimbabwe, co-founder, Neolab TechnologyVerone Mankou, 28, Republic of Congo, tech entrepreneur, founder and chief executive, VMKSource: Forbes Magazine Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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