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06
Jan
2020

DONE DEAL! Tottenham land ‘young Gerrard’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have completed the signing for Dele Alli from MK Dons, the club have announced.The 18-year-old midfield star joins in a deal reportedly worth £5million and will return to the League One side on loan until the end of the season.The England youth international was being scouted by a string of top clubs, while Liverpool and Newcastle, amongst others, were keen on signing him but Mauricio Pochettino has pipped them all to his signature.Alli has been excellent for the Buckinghamshire outfit over the last season and a half and is said to be a ‘young Steven Gerrard’, according to manager Karl Robinson.He has put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane. Dele Alli in action for MK Dons 1last_img read more

03
Jan
2020

Michael Douglas really digging `King of California’

first_img“I believe it’s called `Money Never Sleeps,’ which is a line from the original,” he says. “I haven’t seen the first draft yet. All I know is that Gordon is out of jail. It’s 20 years later, so we’ll see what he’s up to.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Michael Douglas has two Oscars, a glamorous actress-wife and a home in Bermuda. Still, he was happy to get his hands dirty for his new movie, “King of California.” The 62-year-old actor got behind the wheel of a backhoe to portray Charlie, a bipolar musician on a quest to find buried treasure in the suburbs of Southern California. “I learned how to use the shovel, and I wanted to go out like Charlie and just dig around,” Douglas says in an interview on Parade.com. “What a feeling of power that is. It’s just amazing the damage you could do with a backhoe.” Another first for Douglas: Spending time at Costco. “I had never been to a Costco before, and it was incredible,” says Douglas, who spent a few nights filming at the store. “I’d get home at 9 o’clock in the morning and I’d pop the trunk and I had all these Hawaiian coconut drinks and bags of toys and stuff from my shopping sprees,” he said. Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000. They have two children – son Dylan, 7, and daughter Carys, 4 – and live much of the year on the island of Bermuda. He has won two Oscars – as a producer for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and as an actor for his role as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street.” Douglas says a script is being developed for a sequel to the 1987 movie. last_img
03
Jan
2020

The perfect player! Roma star hails £14m deal for Dzeko

first_img1 Roma midfielder Iago Falque believes Edin Dzeko is the ‘perfect player’ for the team.The Bosnian has moved to the Serie A side from Manchester City for £14m after struggling to nail down a regular spot in Manuel Pellegrini’s side.But City’s loss is Roma’s gain in Falque’s view, who feels the club have pulled off a major coup by signing the striker.“He’s a perfect player for us,” Falque is reported as saying by the La Gazzetta dello Sport.“The stronger we are, the better it is, and the more champions that come in, the better our chances of winning something with Roma.” Edin Dzeko last_img read more

28
Dec
2019

Team Players

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Santa Clarita Valley is well-known for its youth sports teams. From martial arts to football, track and field to softball, there are organizations for children to join. Here is a list of some of the larger youth sports leagues and other groups: BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Canyon Country Little League, 16066 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, (661) 298-1451. Castaic Little League, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic, (661) 295-3502. William S. Hart PONY Baseball and Softball League, 23437 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia, (661) 254-9780. BASKETBALL The city of Santa Clarita offers a youth basketball program at various city parks. Call (661) 250-3700. FOOTBALL/CHEER Santa Clarita Valley Athletic Association. Call (661) 314-0346 or visit scvaawarriors.com. Canyon Country Athletic Association. Call (661) 633-3563 or visit CanyonOutlaws.com. ICE HOCKEY/SKATING Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. (661) 775-8686. SOCCER American Youth Soccer Organization or AYSO Region 677, Canyon Country, (661) 251-6776; AYSO Region 46, Saugus, (661) 296-2976, Region 678, Valencia and Newhall, (661) 255-1811. Santa Clarita Soccer Center, 21613 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus, (661) 288-2600. Santa Clarita United Soccer, (661) 252-1335. SPECIAL OLYMPICS Santa Clarita Valley Special Olympics provides year-round athletic training in a variety of sports to the mentally disabled, 8 and older. (661) 253-2121. SWIMMING Various city parks, including the new Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. TRACK Santa Clarita Valley Athletic Association offers programs in cross-country and track and field. Call (661) 314-0346 or visit scvaawarriors.com. Santa Clarita Track Club offers track and field training to boys and girls ages 6-16. Call (661) 296-0877 or visit sctc-storm.org. VOLLEYBALL United States Youth Volleyball League offers volleyball training for boys and girls ages 8-14 in Saugus and Valencia. Call (888) 988-7985 or visit www.usyvl.org. OTHER The city of Santa Clarita offers a wide variety of sports opportunities, including its popular basketball program. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department in City Hall at 23920 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia, to pick up a catalog, or call (661) 250-3700. The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA offers youth basketball and roller hockey at 26147 N. McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Los Angeles County offers a variety of sports programs at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. (661) 775-8865.last_img read more

27
Dec
2019

DONEGAL REDS’ FANS IN SHOCK AS LIVERPOOL FIRE BRENDAN RODGERS

first_imgLiverpool fans in Donegal are in shock after the club announced that Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect after having his contract terminated.The process to appoint a new manager is underway, said the club in a statement.The Northern Irishman joined Liverpool FC in June 2012 and helped the club mount a memorable title challenge in his second season, as well as helping to develop many exciting young players. LFC’s ownership have paid tribute and thanked Rodgers for his contribution.In a joint Fenway Sports Group statement, Principal Owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said: “We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment.“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game. “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.“The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.” DONEGAL REDS’ FANS IN SHOCK AS LIVERPOOL FIRE BRENDAN RODGERS was last modified: October 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Brendan RodgersfiredLiverpoollast_img read more

26
Dec
2019

Poland World Cup team guide: fixtures, kits, key player, plus probable line-up

first_img 5 FIXTURESTuesday, June 19: Poland v SENEGAL (Otkrytie Arena, Moscow) – kick-off 16:00Sunday, June 24: Poland v COLOMBIA (Kazan Arena, Kazan) – kick-off 19:00Thursday, June 28: JAPAN v Poland (Volgograd Arena, Volgograd) – kick-off 15:00*You can listen to EVERY 2018 World Cup match live on the talkSPORT networkKITS 5 Poland are playing in their eighth World Cup in Russia, having stormed through their qualifying campaign. It’s a talented side and one that will believe they can go far. talkSPORT.com takes an in-depth look at the Group H nation…MANAGERAdam Nawalka played for Poland at the 1978 World Cup where the midfielder appeared five times. He was given the national job in 2013, having spent his coaching career in Poland and guided the team to the Euro 2016 quarter-final and into their first World Cup since 2006.CAPTAINRobert Lewandowski‘s leadership during qualifying was crucial to the team playing in their first World Cup since 2006. He is the main striker, but offers so much more and his team-mates absolutely love playing alongside him. “He doesn’t just hang about up front and score, he joins in the team play. He’s a terrific footballer and it’s a pleasure playing alongside him,” Arjen Robben said, while his former boss, Pep Guardiola said: “He is the most professional player I have ever met. In his head, he thinks about the right food, sleep and training 24 hours a day. He is always there, never injured, because he focuses on these things.”KEY PLAYERRobert Lewandowski. When you have him in your side then you’ve got a chance. He scored 16 goals in 10 qualifying games and was responsible for 64 per cent of Poland’s goals. According to Nawalka, the 29-year-old is “the best striker in the world,” which is hard to disagree with. During qualifying he also became his country’s top scoring player when he surpassed Wlodzimierz Lubanski’s previous record of 48. At the time of writing Lewandowski has scored 55 times in 95 games.ONE TO WATCHPiotr Zielinski is better than Kevin De Bruyne, according to Zbigniew Boniek, the former Poland international and now chairman of the country’s FA. “In terms of quality, I think Zielinski is even superior to De Bruyne,” he told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport newspaper. “They are different players, clearly, but have the same impact on a squad. I am still waiting for him to fully bloom, because he has a lot more to show. I think Zielinski will become a genuine superstar.” Liverpool were heavily linked with him in 2016 and were prepared to pay Udinese £11.75million, but he ultimately joined Napoli instead where the 24-year-old has a new fan in former manager Maurizio Sarri. RECORD IN QUALIFYINGThey won eight of their 10 games and confirmed their place as Group E winners on the final day when a 4-2 victory against Montenegro meant second placed Denmark were unable to catch them.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSFans will probably be expecting another run towards the knock-out stage and will think their team has enough quality to escape a group containing Senegal, Japan and Colombia. To get them ready, they played two friendlies against Chile on 8 June, drawing 2-2, and Lithuania on 12 June, which they won 4-0. Lewandowski scored in both games, obviously.BASE CAMPHyatt Regency, SochiPROBABLE LINE-UPtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

26
Dec
2019

POLICE SNIFFERS DOGS AND DIVERS DRAFTED IN AS SEARCH FOR TRAGIC LIFFORD MAN IS STEPPED UP

first_imgLATEST: Police sniffer dogs and divers will be drafted in as the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun is stepped up this morning.As the search for the missing 22 year old enters its sixth day, David’s heartbroken father Joseph has now accepted his son will not be coming home alive.“I can’t believe that he wouldn’t contact us if he was out there. I have to imagine the worst. We are going through hell and we just want him back one way or another,” he said. Both the Garda and PSNI operation to locate David will swing into operation after local people began to voice their concern yesterday that not enough was being done to help the family.Mr Colhoun, from Beechwood Grove, says he could not understand why it took so long for the search for his son to gather momentum.And Donegal Lord Mayor Cora Harvey has released a statement condemning the lack of action in the case.She said “To date the response to this tragedy has been inadequate. All actions must be taken to locate David Calhoun. “It has been left to the community in Strabane and Lifford to search for David. The hundreds of volunteers who have risked their lives searching in the flooding river have been heroic.Mayor Harvey revealed she has been in direct contact with the Gardaí and PSNI over the matter.“The Calhoun family are going through a living hell. They deserve to have David returned to them. I have contacted both the Gardaí and PSNI and have pressed them to increase their activity and locate David Calhoun as soon as possible.“It should not be left to untrained volunteers to risk their lives like this. It is unacceptable,” she said.Gardai say the search is out of their jurisdiction and have not deployed any of their divers although Garda manpower has been evident along the riverbank. Supt. Vincent O’Brien has appealed to farmers and landowners to walk their lands to help in the search for David.As well as trainer sniffer dogs and police divers, the RNLI chopper will again search the area today and the Foyle Search and Rescue Team will also search the Rivers Mourne, Finn and Foyle.However with high waters again expected today, searchers face a grim task in trying to locate anything in what are expected to be very murky waters.To see other stories on David Colhoun’s tragic disappearance click here….. https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/05/25/father-of-missing-lifford-man-breaks-silence-to-appeal-for-help/EndsPOLICE SNIFFERS DOGS AND DIVERS DRAFTED IN AS SEARCH FOR TRAGIC LIFFORD MAN IS STEPPED UP was last modified: May 27th, 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)Tags:David ColhounLiffordmissinglast_img read more

21
Dec
2019

QPR fans on Twitter react to news Polter can go

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter seem split over the news that striker Sebastian Polter will be allowed to leave the club should a suitable offer come in.West London Sport revealed on Tuesday that while R’s boss Ian Holloway is in no rush to offload the German, he would happily sell to allow for reinvestment in the squad.Holloway said changes would be made quickly in the January transfer window – with Tjarron Chery and Karl Henry set to leave – but some supporters would not be happy to see Polter go.@WestLondonSport that is madness @polti1991 is the heart of the team and when fit a match for any defence in the championship #sebmuststay— balhampa (@balhampa) January 3, 2017@WestLondonSport I would like to keep Polter. A very hard worker.— Truth and Justice (@number8buser) January 3, 2017We scored 3 goals in December and will get rid of Polter ? He is not prolific scorer but defenders don’t like to play against him for sure— Alex Petronov (@Hoopsap) January 3, 2017Not bothered about Chery or Henry but wouldn’t want to see Polter leave in my opinion. #QPR— Matt Littlewood (@matt_85) January 3, 2017Not sure I’d let Polter go, must have a striker lined up?— Alistair Hopkins (@AliHoops1882) January 3, 2017However others feel that Polter, who has scored 10 goals in 51 league appearances since being signed from Mainz in the summer of 2015, does not offer the sort of goal threat required in the Championship.@Swiss_knottsy1 @WestLondonSport @polti1991 Too inconsistent and doesn’t score enough. Average’s a goal every 5 games, we need better.— TBATW (@TBATW_) January 3, 2017Really hope Polter goes https://t.co/9KAsCfyiqM— D-Kersh (@David123Kershaw) January 3, 2017Still can’t get my head around the fascination with so many over polter, never been prolific 1 goal in over every 5, shocking stats— Rob Lathwell (@roblath83) January 3, 2017I’m glad #qpr considering selling Polter as we were far too direct when he played— Abiola (@AbiolaHP) January 3, 2017No problem in selling Polter nice guy great attitude but let’s be honest he ain’t good enough #QPR— Russell Maynard (@MrRussellmyn) January 3, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

18
Dec
2019

Manufacturing in South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa has developed an established, diversified manufacturing base that has shown its resilience and potential to compete in the global economy.This platform of manufacturing presents an opportunity to significantly accelerate the country’s growth and development. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe manufacturing sector provides a locus for stimulating the growth of other activities, such as services, and achieving specific outcomes, such as employment creation and economic empowerment. This platform of manufacturing presents an opportunity to significantly accelerate the country’s growth and development.Manufacturing in South Africa is dominated by the following industries:AgriprocessingAutomotiveChemicalsICT and electronicsMetalsTextiles, clothing and footwearAgriprocessing industryAgriculture contributes 4% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and consists largely of cattle and sheep farming, with only 13% of land used for growing crops.Maize is most widely grown followed by wheat, oats, sugar cane and sunflowers. The government is working to develop small-scale farming in efforts to boost job creation. Citrus and deciduous fruits are exported, as are locally produced wines and flowers.The agri-food complex (inputs, primary production, processing) contributes approximately R124 billion to South Africa’s GDP and employs 451 000 people in the formal sector. Exports of processed agricultural products amounted to R17.2 billion in 2001.South Africa has a diversity of climates, ranging from semi-arid and dry to sub-tropical. As a result, a diversity of crops, livestock and fish are to be found.The South African agri-food complex has a number of competitive advantages, making it both an important trading partner and a viable investment destination. A world-class infrastructure, counter-seasonality to Europe, vast biodiversity and marine resources, and competitive input costs make the country a major player on the world’s markets.The establishment of preferential trade agreements, such as the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for the US market and a free trade agreement with the European Union, confer generous benefits.Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research CouncilDepartment of Land AffairsAgri SAAutomotive industryThe automotive industry is one of South Africa’s most important sectors, with many of the major multinationals using South Africa to source components and assemble vehicles for both the local and international markets.Despite its distance from some of the major markets Africa, and particularly South Africa, produces high quality products at prices competitive with other automotive manufacturing and assembly centres.The South African automotive and components industry is growing rapidly and is perfectly placed for investment opportunities. Vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Daimler-Chrysler and Toyota have production plants in the country, while component manufacturers (Arvin Exhust, Bloxwitch, Corning, Senior Flexonics) have established production bases in the country.The industry is largely located in two provinces, the Eastern Cape (coastal) and Gauteng (inland). Companies with production plants in South Africa are placed to take advantage of the low production costs, coupled with access to new markets as a result of trade agreements with the European Union and the Southern African Development Community free trade area. Opportunities also lie in the production of materials (automotive steel and components).South Africa’s aim is to become an automotive investment destination of choice. Modernisation and upgrading of key elements in the automotive industry are required to keep pace to achieve international competitiveness.Interest rates are currently at historic low levels, reducing the cost of investments. It is significant to note that most major multinational vehicle manufacturers are currently represented in SA, which means that international developments also impact on the country.The outlook for the vehicle industry is bright in terms of both exports and the domestic market. A key challenge will be to raise local content, particularly in the vehicles now being exported in large volumes.National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SAAutomotive Industry Export CouncilAutomotive Industry Development CentreChemicals industryThe chemical industry has been shaped by the political and regulatory environment which created a philosophy of isolationism and protectionism during the apartheid years. This tended to foster an inward approach and a focus on import replacement in the local market. It also encouraged the building of small-scale plants with capacities geared to local demand, which tended to be uneconomic.Through isolation of the industry from international competition and high raw material prices as a result of import tariffs, locally processed goods have generally been less than competitive in export markets. Now that South Africa is once more fully part of the global community, South African chemical companies are focusing on the need to be internationally competitive and the industry is reshaping itself accordingly.Two noticeable traits characterise the South African chemical sector. Firstly, while its upstream sector is concentrated and well developed, the downstream sector – although diverse – remains underdeveloped. Secondly, the synthetic coal and natural gas-based liquid fuels and petrochemicals industry is prominent, with South Africa being world leader in coal-based synthesis and gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies.South Africa’s chemical industry is of substantial economic significance to the country, contributing around 5% to the gross domestic product (GDP) and approximately 25% of its manufacturing sales.The industry is the largest of its kind in Africa. It is highly complex and widely diversified, with end products often being composed of a number of chemicals which have been combined in some way to provide the required properties and characteristics.The primary and secondary sectors are dominated by Sasol (through Sasol Chemical Industries and Sasol Polymers), AECI and Dow Sentrachem. These companies have recently diversified and expanded their interests in tertiary products, especially those with export potential.Chemical and Allied Industries’ AssociationSasolAECIDow SentrachemICT and electronics industriesThe South African information technology (IT) industry growth outstrips the world average. The country’s established and sophisticated indigenous information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics sector comprises more than 3 000 companies and was ranked 22nd in 2001 in terms of total worldwide IT spend.It has ready access to cutting edge technologies, equipment and skills and has the advantage of access to the rapid expansion of telecommunications and IT throughout the African continent. South African software developers are recognised as world leaders in innovation, production and cost efficiency backed by an excellent local infrastructure.This sector can be divided into three main sub-sectors: telecommunications, electronics and information technology.The telecommunications industry is thriving, contributing more than 7% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). With approximately 5,5 million installed fixed-line telephones, South Africa is ranked 23rd in telecommunications development in the world and represents more than 30% of the total lines installed in South Africa.Telkom, the sole fixed-line operator in South Africa, is a key player in a US$630 million optical fibre undersea cable project that will cater for Africa’s growing telecommunications needs for the next 25 years. Currently, a bidding process is under way for the country’s second fixed-line operator (SNO). The SNO is set to be named at the end of the 2003 financial year.Growing at a rate of 50% per year and fourth fastest growing cellphone market in the world, the South African GSM cellphone market has three operators: Vodacom, MTN and Cell-C. Some of the world’s leading telecommunication brands like Siemens, Alcatel, SBC Communications, Telecom Malaysia, Cell C and Vodaphone have made significant investments in the country.The South African electronics industry has repeatedly proved itself in terms of world-class innovation and production. The industry is characterised by a handful of generalist companies with strong capabilities in professional electronics, while small to medium companies specialise in security systems and electricity pre-payment meters.Investment opportunities lie in the development of access control systems and security equipment, automotive electronic subsystems, systems and software development in the banking and financial services sector, silicon processing for fiber optics, integrated circuits and solar cells. There are also significant opportunities for the export of hardware and associated services as well as software and peripherals.TelkomVodacomMTNCell CIndependent Communications Authority of SAState Information Technology AgencyMetals industrySouth Africa’s large, well-developed metals industry, with vast natural resources and a supportive infrastructure, represents roughly a third of all South Africa’s manufacturing.It comprises basic iron ore and steel, basic non-ferrous metals and metal products. The iron and steel basic industries involve the manufacture of primary iron and steel products from smelting to semi-finished stages.Ranked the world’s 19th largest steel producing country in 2001, South Africa is the largest steel producer in Africa (almost 60% of Africa’s total production).Primary steel products and semi-finished products include billets, blooms, slabs, forgings, reinforcing bars, railway track material, wire rod, seamless tubes and plates.South Africa is a net exporter, ranked 10th in the world, to more than 100 countries. Approximately 500 000 tons of ferrous-scrap were exported by metal recyclers in 2001.Imports accounted for only 5,8% of total domestic consumption of primary steel products in 2001. Sales to the local market increased by more than 6% during 2001 when compared with 2000.Iscor is South Africa’s largest steel producer. Other industry players include Scaw Metals, Cape Gate, Columbus Stainless Steel, Highveld Steel and Vanadium and Cisco.South Africa’s non-ferrous metal industries comprise aluminium and other metals (including copper, brass, lead, zinc and tin). Aluminium is the largest sector but, as SA has no commercially exploitable deposits, feedstock is imported. South Africa is ranked eighth in world production of aluminium. Key players include Billiton (with smelters in Richards Bay) and Hulett Aluminium.Other non-ferrous metals are small in relation, but are still important for exports and foreign exchange earnings. Although the country’s copper, brass and bronze industries have declined, it is hoped that new mining and reclamation technologies will allow exploitation of previously unviable deposits.The international and local steel industry has changed dramatically over the past two years. Several steel companies have fallen away and protectionism has increased.To survive in these harsh conditions, the South African primary steel industry has taken major steps to become more efficient and competitive. Many of the local steelworks have engaged in ongoing restructuring processes and productivity improvements.For example, Iscor’s steel and mining divisions were unbundled towards the end of 2001 and Saldanha Steel was 100% integrated into Iscor early in 2002.SA Iron and Steel InstituteIscorTextiles, clothing and footwear industryThe South African textile and clothing industry has a powerful vision. It aims to use all the natural, human and technological resources at its disposal to make South Africa the preferred domestic and international supplier of South African manufactured textiles and clothing.Though the textile and apparel industry is small, it is well placed to make this vision a reality.Due to technological developments, local textile production has evolved into a capital-intensive industry, producing synthetic fibres in ever-increasing proportions. The apparel industry has also undergone significant technological change and has benefited from the country’s sophisticated transport and communications infrastructure.The South African market demand increasingly reflects the sophistication of First World markets and the local clothing and textile industry has grown accordingly to offer the full range of services from natural and synthetic fibre production to non-wovens, spinning, weaving, tufting, knitting, dyeing and finishingSince 1994, about US$900 million has been spent on modernising and upgrading the industry, making it efficient, internationally competitive, and ready to become a major force in the world market.Exports account for R1,4 billion for apparel and R2,5 billion for textiles, mostly to the US and European markets. Exports to the US increased by a dramatic 62% in 2001, driven primarily by the benefits offered under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which provides for duty-free imports of apparel produced in South Africa.Textile Federation of South AfricaAfrica Growth and Opportunity ActWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

17
Dec
2019

Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The fifth annual Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference started yesterday, focusing on framing the future of Ohio agriculture through a variety of speakers and sessions.OABA members, along with other industry professionals heard from leading experts, educators and researchers. The Industry Networking Dinner and Annual Meeting Feb. 1 was held last night with keynote speaker Mark Jewell, who turns stories from his Minnesota farm past into relevant lessons today.In addition to Jewell, the speaker lineup represented a wide array of agribusinesses, higher education institutions and organizations located in Ohio and across the country, including Wells Fargo, AgroLiquid, INTL FCStone, Inc., Monsanto, Nutrients for Life Foundation, The Ohio State University, Iowa State University and University of Illinois. Attendees learned about topics including building relationships with the general public, an update on Ohio’s legislative outlook and a broad look at the growing industry of biologicals in agricultural production.Here are some highlights from yesterday’s speakers:OABA Mark Fritz talks 4Rs with Dale MinyoOABA Harriet Wegmeyer with Dale MinyoOABA Chris Henny on the overall meeting with Dale MinyoOABA Andy Swerlein with Dale MinyoOABA David Barrett speaking with Dale Minyolast_img read more