SA, Botswana grow business ties

first_img30 August 2012 A strong South African business delegation attended the Botswana-South Africa business seminar in Gaborone on Wednesday as President Jacob Zuma began a two-day state visit geared to boosting trade and investment between the two countries. Over 100 business people representing South Africa’s agri-processing, mining, construction, energy, ICT/telecoms, infrastructure and financial services sectors met with their Batswana counterparts at the Gaborone International Conference Centre. The delegates were led by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, together with other government departments and Brand South Africa. “We are looking forward to visiting Botswana with a large delegation of business people who are keen to identify and pursue trade and investment opportunities that exist between the various sectors in our two countries,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said ahead of Wednesday’s seminar. Strong economic ties already exist between the two countries, and South Africa remains Botswana’s major trading partner. South African companies have a huge presence in Botswana and are involved in various sectors, including mining, housing, food and beverages, construction, retail, hotels and leisure, banking and medical services.Zuma to push co-operation on infrastructure Zuma’s state visit, following the successful state visit of President Ian Khama to South Africa in October 2010, was expected to focus on trade and investment, energy, transport, science and technology, environment and security issues. It was also expected to emphasize the need to invest in infrastructure development, especially the need for the two countries to work together on large-scale projects such as cross-border infrastructure, industrial and energy developments. “South Africa and Botswana enjoy very strong historical, economic, social, political and neighbourly relations, which were deepened during South Africa’s struggle for liberation,” the Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Agreements scheduled to be signed during Zuma’s visit include one that paves the way for a bi-national commission at a Presidential level, under which relations between the two countries will be structured going forward. Zuma is being accompanied by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Transport Minister Ben Martins, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, and Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. SAinfo reporter and SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Star fends off NLEX late, stays in top four hunt

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The scores:STAR 101 – Simon 16, Lee 15, Acox 14, Ramos 14, Barroca 13, Dela Rosa 8, Melton 6, Pingris 6, Sangalang 4, Jalalon 3, Brondial 2, Reavis 0.MERALCO 93 – Fuller 16, Mallari 13, Fonacier 12, Alas 9, Al-Hussaini 9, Quinahan 9, Lastimosa 8, Taulava 5, Tiongson 5, J. Villanueva 3, Soyud 3, Baguio 1, Rios 0.Quarters: 17-25, 36-44, 72-69, 101-93. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESStar turned back NLEX, 101-93, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots leaned on the trio of Paul Lee, Kristofer Acox and Mark Barroca to keep themselves in the hunt for a top four seat.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record Lee poured in seven of his 15 points in the payoff period, Acox tallied a double-double with 14 markers and 10 rebounds, while Barroca had 13 points and four rebounds.“We had the proper mindset and it was to win. The only thing we had control of is our game and I’m proud of my players, especially in the second half,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They stepped up on defense plus we had a better ball movement on offense after that forgettable first half.”The victory improved the Hotshots’ slate to 7-4, to have a shot at a twice-to-beat. Their fate, however, will depend on the result of the Meralco-San Miguel game which is still being played as of posting. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Lee and Barroca found their groove midway in the fourth quarter to trigger Star’s breakaway, 95-83, with 3:20 left.PJ Simon topscored for Star with 16 markers, while Aldrech Ramos got 14 points and four boards.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Alex Mallari got 13 markers, six boards, and four dimes in the loss.The Road Warriors are also in a wait-and-see approach as to what seed they will end up with.Meralco’s win would put NLEX at fifth place, while a San Miguel victory puts them in sixth.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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X-Blades ‘Wild Thing Sprint’ Promotion

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, has a fantastic deal to start the year of promotions through the TFA website and newsletter.  X-Blades has yet another great deal for TFA members, this time on their Wild Thing Sprint boots. With every purchase of the Wild Thing Sprint, TFA members will receive a special pack valued at $75 which includes a Blades Training Shirt, Gym Sack and Cap (please see attached image).To take advantage of this great deal, please visit the X-Blades online shop and enter the code ‘TFAWS’ at the checkout. In the comments section of the checkout specify what size Training Shirt you would like (S-3XL).To visit the X-Blades online shop, please click on the following link: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop Stay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related Filestfa-pack-promo-jpgRelated LinksWild Thing Sprintlast_img read more

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AeconFlatironDragadosEBC Partnership awarded 16 billion Site C contract

first_imgThis portion of the contract will be responsible for the placement of approximately 700,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete, and 34,000 tonnes of rebar. The Partnership has signed a project labour agreement that includes unions from the BC Building Trades. Hydro says the agreement will prioritize hiring local and Indigenous workers, with a goal of having up to 25 percent of the GSS workforce being made up of apprentices.According to BC Hydro, the contractor will mobilize to the site this spring, with the work taking place over a five-year period. The Crown Corporation estimates there will be approximately 1,600 people working on this portion of the project at the peak of construction in 2021.In addition to the generating station and spillways civil works contract, BC Hydro has awarded two other Site C contracts. Nanaimo-based F&M Installations Ltd. was awarded the $33-million contract to build the Site C substation, while REEL COH Inc. was awarded the contract to design, build and commission the dam’s powerhouse bridge and gantry cranes for $23 million. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro announced this morning that it has awarded the contract for the Site C dam’s generating station and spillways civil works, along with two other project contracts.BC Hydro signed the generating station and spillways civil works contract with the Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership. The contract is valued at $1.6 billion and falls within the project’s revised budget of $10.7 billion.The contract for Site C’s generating station and spillways is the second-largest of the project’s contracts. As part of the contract, Hydro says the AFDE Partnership will build the civil works associated with the powerhouse, penstocks, spillways and power intakes.last_img read more

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FSJ for LNG supports new tax breaks for LNG projects

first_imgYu says the Federal government is doing the opposite.  “The Federal Liberals insist on looking at the upstream and downstream of OIL and Gas projects but does not do the same for others.”FSJ for LNG believes LNG will provide excellent opportunities for Fort St. John.  “In Fort St. John, we will no longer have up and down economic cycles with this new constant export market. LNG export will demand constant natural gas supply from our region which means more jobs will be created. This jobs and the pay slips they come with will be the economic driver for the    other business sectors in Fort St. John.”Yu says he’s confident about the prospects of seeing an LNG industry in B.C. “If this sounds like I am already counting chickens before they are even hatched, I am. This is how confident I am about a new LNG Industry in Canada. I even feel Petronas is coming back to Canada and take full advantage of their investment in Progress Energy. With this new policy framework, they have all the reason to come back”The Premier said his government would also expect the LNG Canada project to fit within the goals of the Province’s climate-change plan and, specifically, its legislated GHG reduction targets. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ For LNG is supporting the B.C. Governments move to support LNG development in the Province.According to Alan Yu, the new policies will level the playing field for projects being considered for B.C.Under the new framework natural gas developers, including LNG Canada, will get PST relief in line with the policy for manufacturing sectors.  Projects will be subject to repayment in the form of an equivalent operational payment, general industrial electricity rates consistent with other industrial users in B.C., and the elimination of the LNG income tax that had required LNG-specific tax rates.last_img read more

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School District 60 adds new feature to website for school bus operating

first_imgIn the event of district-wide cancellations, the School District says they will continue to post that notice to their website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has added a new feature to their website for school bus operating status.The School District says a widget has been added on the right side of the website which lists cancellations or delays.In the event of route cancellations, drivers will contact parents in addition to the information being made available on the website.last_img read more

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Big B loves when Aaradhya destroy his working desk

first_imgMumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his granddaughter Aaradhya likes to come and destroy his working desk, and that brings immense joy to him. Aaradhya is daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya. His daughter Shweta has two children — daughter Navya Naveli and son Agastya. Big B opened up about his grandchildren when he appeared on the season finale episode of “Starry Nights 2.Oh!”, read a statement. “I’ve loved all of them. When I want to spoil my grandkids, I am so authoritative that their parents dare not oppose me,” Amitabh said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Aaradhya will still come and destroy my working desk, as she wants to use this pen and wants to write things and wants to play with the laptop. It brings immense joy and is a beautiful experience,” he added. Asked whether anything changed after Aishwarya joined the family, Big B said: “Nothing has changed for us, it was like one daughter left and another one came in.” Talking about his memories from the past and his iconic dialogues, Amitabh said: “The dialogues do not seem as finesse as today’s generation pulling incredible scenes with ease, but I am happy that my fans still like it.” He added: “There are a lot more ladies on the sets today, in our time there were just two — the leading lady and the mother. Today, it’s absolutely wonderful to see these young girls working in all kinds of departments.” The episode will air on Zee Cafe on Sunday.last_img read more

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3 lakh students pass BSEs HSC exam in Odisha

first_imgBhubaneswar (Odisha): Girls outshone boys in the High School Certificate (HCS) examination results declared by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha on Tuesday. Announcing the results at the BSE Headquarters in Cuttack, School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said the pass percentage was 70.78 per cent, which was over five per cent lower than last year’s pass percentage of 76.23 per cent. Out of the total 5,87,720 students who took the exam 3,97,125 (1,91,655 boys and 2,05,470 girls) cleared it. The exam was held at 2,953 centres between February 22 and March 8. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad The Regular and Ex-Regular pass percentage was 72.35 and 37.43 respectively. While 82 schools recorded nil results, 289 schools scored cent percent results. Jharsuguda district scored the highest 85.48 pass percentage, while Koraput district scored the lowest 50.61 per cent. Similarly, the pass percentage for this year’s Madhyama (Sanskrit) examination was 84.62 per cent. Out of 3,563 students who took the exam, 3,015 cleared it. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the students for their performance. “Congratulate all students who matriculated today. Best wishes for your future,” he tweeted.last_img read more

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One person injured in a house fire in La Jolla

first_img KUSI Newsroom, One person injured in a house fire in La Jolla Posted: January 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 2, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:14 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A late-afternoon house fire in La Jolla left one person injured today, authorities said.The blaze was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Westbourne Street, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Crews were able to get the flames under control within 15 minutes, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Medics took a resident of the two-story home near Windansea Beach to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of apparently minor burns, she added.The cause of the blaze, which erupted in an upstairs bedroom, was not immediately clear. last_img read more

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