Boateng is rated at £50m by Bayern Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Boateng won six league titles, three German Cups and the 2013 Champions League with Bayern RANKED IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland City signed Boateng from Hamburg for £10.4m in 2010 but sold him to Bayern for a £1m profit just a year later LATEST TOP WORK LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Manchester United have been offered Jerome Boateng for £50million by Bayern Munich after the centre-back failed to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Boateng, 29, is being lined up as a potential alternative to Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, who held talks with United this week. 4 The German defender spent a year with rivals City in 2010/11 but struggled in England.After returning to his homeland with Bayern, he became one of the world’s leading center-halves and has won the last six Bundesliga titles with the club.He was rumoured to be on the verge of a switch to PSG this week but the deal hit a snag, according to the Mail.They now claim United are ready to pounce as Jose Mourinho looks to shore up his defensive options. moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The Portuguese boss signed Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in his first two summers at Old Trafford.But the former spent most of last season injured, while Swede Lindelof failed to impress after a £31m move from Benfica.English duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones ended up as first choice towards the end of last season, but Mourinho wants an upgrade.Argentine Marcos Rojo is set to leave United, with Everton and Wolves linked. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Mina may be squeezed out of Barcelona by the influx of Brazilians at the Nou Camp REVEALED Boateng would be a safer option than Mina, who at 23 has been in European football for just a year with Barcelona and played only six times in his debut campaign.But an excellent World Cup for Colombia, with three goals in four games including against England, has put him on the radar of many top European clubs.Mina, 23, could be forced out by the limitations placed on non-EU players in La Liga.Spanish clubs are only allowed to register three players not from the EU, and although Barca have sold Brazilian Paulinho, they need the spaces for new signings Arthur and Malcom, to go alongside Philippe Coutinho. three-way race 4 targets targets
The Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards are open to any African company that meets the qualifying criteria.(Image: Nedbank Capital) Phase two of Nedbank’s head office is a model of sustainable building.(Image: Aurecon)MEDIA CONTACTS • Joanne IsaacsNedbank group communications+27 11 295 8045 or +27 78 800 4989RELATED ARTICLES• Bank’s green building looks ahead• SA store shows new way to farm• Keeping the water balance• Bank, WWF get R100m for green causeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe inaugural Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards saw leading South African companies recognised for their long-term efforts towards sustainability. The ceremony took place at the banking giant’s corporate head office in Sandton. Phase two of the head office became South Africa’s first green star-rated building in 2010, and Nedbank itself is recognised as a trailblazer in sustainable business operations.The awards are an extension of Nedbank Capital’s Green Mining Awards, which were launched in 2006 to acknowledge the contribution towards economic development that is made by companies practising responsible mining and mining beneficiation. Since 2007, companies from across the whole of Africa were eligible to enter.Previous winners include Anglo Coal, Kumba Iron Ore, Lonmin, Xstrata Alloys, and Ghana’s Golden Star Resources. The sixth and final edition took place in 2011.“Although mining is a vital creator of jobs and growth, we wanted to broaden the mining awards to include more general sustainability in other sectors of the economy,” said Nedbank CEO Mike Brown. “We were looking for companies which have made sustainability a philosophy, who have not just applied it to a single project.”The winners were not chosen lightly, he said, but were selected by an experienced panel on the basis of their having successfully incorporated sustainability into their long-term business strategy. In today’s world, this is a crucial component of business longevity and social and economic relevance.“Sustainable businesses enjoy success today without stealing from future generations,” Brown said. “Their leaders must inspire us all to ensure we leave a better society for our children than the one we inherited from our parents.”The independent judging panel included Elspeth Donovan, South African development director for the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership; Dr Mandla Adonisi, senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science; Joanne Yawitch, CEO of the National Business Initiative; and Jonathon Hanks, the funding director of consulting company Incite Sustainability.“It’s not just about being green, or caring for the environment, or managing your carbon footprint,” said Hanks. “Sustainability is so much more than that. It’s about understanding how businesses create value.”Sustainability across the boardAs with the mining awards, the sustainability awards are open to all African organisations that meet the qualifying criteria – a minimum annual turnover of R200-million (US$19.6-million), and at least 500 employees.The categories in the new award format are:Resources and non-renewable energy – including mining, oil, gas, agriculture and non-renewable energy;Infrastructure and renewable energy – including logistics, transportation, property development, construction, infrastructure component of telecommunications and renewable energy;Diversified industrials – including manufacturing and beneficiation;Trade and services – including tourism, healthcare, retail, warehousing, information technology and media.A fifth category – sustainability in leadership – is an individual award open to those in an executive management position.The winners were, in the resources category, Mondi South Africa for its various projects involving energy self-sufficiency, renewable energy and eco-friendly products, as well as its successful wetlands programme, which is viewed as a leader in conservation of these vulnerable ecosystems.The runners-up were Kumba Iron Ore for its Batho Pele mobile health units, a fleet of nine which is able to service communities as far away from its Sishen mine as 180km; and Xstrata Coal South Africa for its commitment to sustainable land management practices.In the infrastructure and renewable energy category, the winner was Growthpoint Properties Limited for its innovative Lincoln on the Lake office block, which features KwaZulu-Natal’s largest rooftop solar photovoltaic array.In the trade and services category, the winner was Woolworths, with its Farming for the Future project, a campaign that teaches the retail company’s local suppliers to depend more on natural resources and less on chemical fertiliser, and to use water efficiently.The individual leadership award was presented to Marius Swanepoel, CEO of Imperial Logistics, a logistics and supply chain management company, and Southern Africa’s largest employer of industrial engineers. Swanepoel was recognised for his dedication to reducing emissions within the 60 companies that comprise the group, through route optimisation, greater fuel efficiency, and energy, water and waste management, among other initiatives.There was no winner in the Diversified industrials category.
A signed photograph of Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali, sold as part of a lot of rare Mandela memorabilia at a recent auction. By Anne Taylor2 December 2013A set of 79 photographs, memorabilia and documents signed by Nelson Mandela was bought at a recent auction for R950 000 by Anant Singh, the producer of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.The assortment of 79 signed mementos at the rare auction dated from 1964 to 2010 and included the historic “I am prepared to die” speech Mandela delivered from the dock in 1964 during the Rivonia Trial that sent him to prison.My favourite of all the things in the lot is the signed photograph of Mandela with boxer Muhammad Ali – the expression on Mandela’s face says it all, I reckon. Mandela’s signature is said to be the most valuable of any living figure.“I think it’s a fair price. I think the seller got a good price, the buyer got a great price,” Alan Demby, president of auction house Stephan Welz & Co, is reported by AFP as saying. “It’s more about what [Mandela] represents than the actual items.”“It’s not rare, it’s almost priceless. And I think that’s what makes it such a fascinating collection.” – Alan Demby, president of Stephan Welz & CoThe collection included a first-day cover from 10 May 1994, Mandela’s first day in office, and a R5 inauguration coin. Also in the lot was a photograph of Mandela and Winnie entering a packed stadium in Soweto to address supporters after his release from jail in 1990, a 1988 concert pass for Mandela’s 70th birthday tribute at London’s Wembley Stadium, and a bottle of wine.
23 March 2015South Africa faces New Zealand in an ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. And the opportunity to play in his first World Cup means “everything” to middle-order batsman David Miller.The 25-year-old says the pressure moments that come with playing in a World Cup event are a privilege and an experience that every cricketer works towards.“It’s the first World Cup for me and it’s a dream come true,” Miller said in Auckland on Sunday. “To be in a semi-final, that’s another notch on the belt. I’m really excited for what is coming on Tuesday, it’s going to be a great game ahead. New Zealand are playing really well, we are playing really well, so it will be a good contest.” WATCH: South Africans across the country and the world will be supporting our boys for the semifinals. Watch Jean, Ernie Els, Bryan Habana and others get behind our boys. #ProteaFire “There is obviously a lot of pressure,” Miller said. “A lot of things going on in your head but it’s actually a privilege to be in [a pressured] position. The guys have worked really hard in their careers, all the highs and lows come down to a moment like this.”New Zealand are unbeaten in the tournament, and as one of the host nations, enter the match as the favourites.Miller says it will come down to whoever can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, particularly against a side that has been dominant with both bat and ball.“We have had a game plan over the past two years that we have been sticking to,” he explained. “It’s about everyone coming through at the right times when the team needs them. Pakistan wasn’t a great result but the consistency we have had as a team over the last while has been phenomenal. For us taking that confidence of what’s happened in the past in to Tuesday’s game will be vital. And obviously assessing the situation on the day.”The Eden Park field dimensions bring a unique factor towards preparation for the match, and will need a change in approach from the batsmen, particularly with the short straight boundaries.This tour is Mmiller’s first visit to New Zealand. “It’s good to have already played a game [at Eden Park] to get a feel of the ground. The dimensions of the field are really straight and short, long on the square boundaries, so it’s something to get used to.”The Castle Lager Proteas face New Zealand at Eden Park at 3am on Tuesday. Catch the match live on SuperSport 2, SABC 3 & 2000FM. Build up starts at 2am, play starts at 3amWORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Ireland.7 March, 3am: Pakistan beat South Africa.12 March, 3am: South Africa beat United Arab Emirates.Quater-finals18 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: India beat Bangladesh, Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Australia beat Pakistan, Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: New Zealand beat West Indies, Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: South Africa v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: India v Australia, Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: Cricket South Africa and ICC
The Judicial Commission set up by the Odisha government to probe the alleged gang rape of a minor girl near Kunduli in Koraput district and her suicide a few months later, made an on-the-spot inquiry on Sunday.The Judicial Commission team headed by District Judge of Koraput, Bidyut Kumar Mishra, included Koraput District Court Registrar, H. K. Biswal, and Public Prosecutor Prabhakar Patnaik. The team visited Musaguda village under the Pottangi police station limits, where the victim committed suicide inside her home on January 22.The Commission members interacted with her family members and reached the spot near Kunduli where the girl was allegedly gang-raped on October 10, 2017. She had alleged that four persons dressed in combat attire of security personnel had sexually exploited her.Parallel inquiry On November 8, 2017, the Odisha government ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident by a sitting district judge. Parallel inquiry by the State Crime Branch was also ordered.In February this year, a five-member team of the National Human Rights Commission had also reached Koraput district to make an on-the-spot inquiry into the incident.But on November 7, 2017, the Human Rights Protection Cell of the Odisha police had remarked that as per medical reports the victim had not been raped. The next day, the Odisha government ordered an inquiry by a Judicial Commission and the State Crime Branch into the incident.
Aby Marano of F2 Logistics saves the ball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt took an error-riddled third set to unleash F2 Logistics’ fury Saturday night.Just when it was expecting a trouble-free ride, the defending champion were forced into a turbulent frame by feisty Sta. Lucia Realty before pulling off a 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 25-10 win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But they allowed the Realtors to claw back and steal the set through the efforts of lefty spiker Danika Gendrauli, Shirley Salamagos, Janine Navarro and Mar-Jana Phillps.“We were affected by our unforced errors especially in our serves,” said Baron.That was because the Cargo Movers were charging their serves to push the Realtors defenders far back in the court.Sta. Lucia was even ahead in the fourth, 4-2, but F2 Logistics decided that it had enough. With authority, Aby Maraño and Kim Kiana Dy declared their side of the court a no-fly zone by scoring four straight kill blocks.That formidable missile shield allowed F2 Logistics to build an 18-6 lead in the fourth that it never gave up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Sta. Lucia fought closely in terms of attacks, as F2 barely won the spiking battle, 38-36. But the Realtors, who dropped to 2-4, had 35 errors compared to the Cargo Movers’ 22. F2 Logistics also had more aces 11-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The star-studded Cargo Movers, the hands down favorites of the full-packed Batangas City Coliseum, thus posted their fourth straight victory to rule Pool D and solidify their bid to finish in the top four in the preliminaries.Middle blocker Majoy Baron led F2 Logistics with 22 points, including seven aces for the franchise that had a bleak start after it dropped its first two matches in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There is still a long way to go for us as far as chemistry is concerned. We need to improve on a lot of things first,” said the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player for La Salle.One of their concerns will most likely be their killer instinct as the Cargo Movers were leading, 9-6, in the third set after winning the first two frames. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Thelma Barina: When we were champions
Senior BSP leader Intezar Ahmad Abdi alias Bobby was on Saturday arrested in connection with the murder of a state government employee, a senior police officer said in Lucknow.Abdi’s name also figured in an arson attack at UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s residence in 2009 and he was arrested in March this year before being released on bail.He was arrested on Saturday evening from Wazirganj area in connection with the murder of Saifer Haider Naqvi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lucknow, D K Thakur said.Saifer Haider Naqvi alais Saifi, an employee of the Social Welfare Department, was shot dead by unidentified persons near his house on March 2. Abdi’s name figured in the murder case after shooters arrested by Delhi police on May 18 revealed his involvement.The BSP leader was the chairman of Ganna Sansthan, a post equivalent to that of Minister of State. However, he was removed from the post on Friday.- With PTI inputs For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
United States Lavelle returns to USWNT in preliminary SheBelieves Cup roster Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:09 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Matthew Emmons United States The U.S. will take on three of the top six teams in the FIFA rankings in the tournament, which kicks off on March 1 Rose Lavelle has returned from a hamstring injury to make the U.S. women’s national team preliminary 2018 SheBelieves Cup roster.The 22-year-old made her USWNT debut in 2017, cementing herself as a rising star, but missed a significant amount of her rookie season in the NWSL and last month’s friendly against Denmark due to a hamstring ailment.But Lavelle returns on the 26-player roster, which will be narrowed down to 23 ahead of the team’s tournament opener against Germany on March 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The U.S. will also take on France on March 4 before closing out the three-game tournament against England on March 7.”We had a productive training camp in January and a quality performance against Denmark to open the year, so the goal in the training portion of this camp is to refine our roles and relationships within our style of play,” head coach Jill Ellis said in a news release. Defender Becky Sauerbrunn (foot), midfielder Samantha Mewis (knee) and forward Tobin Heath (ankle) all miss out on the roster due to injuries. USWNT roster by position; caps/goalsGOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 2/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 14/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 24/0)DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 14/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 1/0), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 3/0), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 0/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 105/2), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 19/0), Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit; 8/0), Emily Sonnett (Sydney FC, AUS/Portland Thorns FC; 13/0)MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 69/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 58/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 44/4), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 7/2), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 247/98), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 33/6), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 8/0)FORWARDS (8): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC, ENG/NC Courage; 58/23), Ashley Hatch (Melbourne City FC, AUS/Washington Spirit; 1/0), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 135/81), Christen Press (Houston Dash; 97/44), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 30/8), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 130/34), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 16/4)
State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care.He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.“We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted.Mr. Green was speaking at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) 2019 National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday (February 10).Up to September 2018, a total of 4,443 children were in the childcare and protection system. Of that number 1,853 were in traditional residential care facilities or in foster care.The State Minister said that CPFSA has identified 70 children who are ready to be placed in foster care.“Our goal is to place more children in families because, as I have said before, the research shows that children do better when they are placed in caring family environments, Mr. Green said.“There are tremendous success stories about children who came from very difficult backgrounds but found loving foster parents… and we have seen how through their love, though the inspiration of hope, these children are now prospering and now able to fulfil their true potential,” he added.National Foster Care Week is being observed from February 10 to 15 under the theme ‘Give love, Inspire Hope, Foster a Child’. Story Highlights “We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted. He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.
More from Sportsnet GANGNEUNG, South Korea – To its credit, the men’s Olympic team brought it in its final outing of the Pyeongchang Games, avoiding the Canadian hockey hubris that sees anything other than gold as a worthless consolation prize.There’s no shame in stepping on the podium’s lowest step, and while it should never be the goal, there’s a secondary achievement in winning your last game and not going home empty-handed.Two goals apiece from Andrew Ebbett and captain Chris Kelly, another from Derek Roy who was again his team’s best forward and a tremendous performance by Kevin Poulin in net ensured Canada’s 29th medal at these Olympics with a 6-4 victory over the Czech Republic on Saturday night.The colour may not be the one they wanted, but it’s a Winter Games medal nonetheless.If anything, what should really bother these 22 players and three goalies is knowing that if they had played the same type of hard, edgy and opportunistic game in the semifinals versus Germany, they would have been playing for gold and not bronze.They’ll surely regret that for a long, long time, regardless of how steep a challenge it would have been to beat a stacked Russian team featuring the ageless wizardry of Pavel Datsyuk and the mercurial-as-ever Ilya Kovalchuk.But they didn’t even give themselves a chance in a 4-3 loss that becomes increasingly infuriating the more you think about it.Ensuring that disappointment didn’t spill over into the bronze-medal game against the Czechs was no simple task. But as Mike Babcock, who coached NHL-star-stocked teams to Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014, said following Toronto Maple Leafs practice Friday, “you’ve got to get your mindset right.”“There’s a medal on the line and, as an Olympian, you can be disappointed all you want, but you’ve got a chance to win a medal for your country and you want to dig in and take advantage of that,” he continued. “I can tell you right now, the last time I was home someone said, ‘Hey, do you have a medal here?’ They dug it out of a drawer or whatever and looked at it – it’s cool.“Like, they’re freakin’ nice. I mean your whole life you get to be an Olympic medallist, so get past now. The disappointment’s over and it’s about getting ready for the next one.”Canada looked engaged from the outset against a physical Czech team just as determined as its opponent, with Canada taking control during a wild 31-second stretch that featured three goals.Ebbett got it started when Mat Robinson’s centring pass deflected off his skate and past Pavel Francouz on a power play to open the scoring at 8:57. Just 16 seconds later, Martin Ruzicka tied it up when he shovelled in Roman Cervenka’s cross-ice pass, but a mere 15 seconds after that Kelly tipped in a Cody Goloubef point shot to restore Canada’s lead.Roy then gave Canada some breathing room at 15:57 of the period, hustling to turn a Brandon Kozun rush into a 2-on-1, taking a nifty pass and slipping it through Francouz’s legs.After a tight second period kept the game at 3-1 Canada, the team’s went pond-hockey-ish in the third.Ebbett redirected a clever Kozun pass at 5:50 to extend the lead, but then 46 seconds later Jan Kovar fired home a loose puck in the slot to make it a 4-2 game. A Kelly wrist shot from the slot 3:01 later made it 5-2 and Wojtek Wolski shovelled in a rebound at 15:23 for a 6-2 edge, with a disallowed Czech goal in between.Cervenka then scored at 16:26 and 17:55, the second coming after a too-many-men penalty, to make it a 6-4 game, but Canada held on.