TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson RR Garcia came up big in the clutch and scored on back-to-back layups that gave the KaTropa an 89-83 lead and put the game away with 44 seconds left .The KaTropa, who improved to 4-3, could not establish a notable margin for much of the game and even trailed the Picanto, 62-58, late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTNT kicked it into overdrive early in the fourth quarter after Jayson Castro capped off a 23-8 run with a three-pointer that put them up 81-70 with 6:35 left in the game.“I was saying to my team that Kia is unpredictable and dangerous, I don’t think our players got that message for today’s game,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “We were cruising along and Kia really played well.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year NCAA volleyball: Alvarez scores season-high as JRU bolsters Final 4 bid RELATED VIDEO It took the final minute for TNT to shake off persistent Kia, 90-85, to secure the third seed in the PBA Philippine Cup after a close contest Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreakcenter_img LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Racela added he wanted his players to show that they are the better team, and not just think of the idea.“I told the team that ‘obviously we’re the better team, I’d like you all to think that you are the better team than Kia but at the same time it’s not just in your minds, you have to show it on the floor.’”After Kelly Williams gave TNT an 85-77 lead, Jackson Corpuz capped off the Picanto’s 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 85-83 with 1:35 remaining but that proved to be Kia’s last hoorah.Williams put up a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds to lead TNT wile Castro added 22 points and nine boards.Rashawn McCarthy led Kia, which is at the bottom of the standings with a 1-6 card, with 21 points and seven assists while Corpuz added 17 points and eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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Hitmen confess to killing Berbice woman

first_img… lead Police to couple who hired themRembers of the Major Crime Unit (MCU) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have again come in for high praise after acquiring a confession from two men who were paid to execute Lilawatie Muhammed, a domestic worker, in her Tain SettlementDead: Lilawatie Muhammed, Berbice home on Wednesday last.This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who said that a tattoo artist and a Jamaican are in Police custody, along with the couple who contracted them to carry out the job.He noted that the Police are now hunting for the wife of a businessman, who is the alleged mastermind behind the execution of the mother of four. The Police are also looking for a taxi driver, who transported the hitmen to and from the scene.Blanhum told Guyana Times that the tattoo artist was arrested on Friday after the Police received several leads. After his arrested and interrogation, the couple who contacted him to commit the execution was also arrested, as well as the Jamaican.He explained that from all indications, the now dead woman was having an affair with a businessman in the area and his wife later learnt about the relationship. In retaliation, she contacted the couple – a man and wife – and asked them to hire someone competent enough to kill the woman, claiming that Muhammed was causing marital problems in her home. The wife, Guyana Times understands, paid a substantial amount of money to the couple in order to get the job done.In turn, the couple contacted the tattoo artist and offered an undisclosed sum of money to him. After taking up the job, he contacted the Jamaican and the execution was planned.On the night of the shooting incident, the two men hired a Toyota 212 motor car and travelled to the woman’s house at about 23:00h as her children were asleep.As they arrived at Mohamed’s house, they kicked down the main access door, went into the house and started to demand money, making it look as if it were a robbery.The Jamaica then discharged two rounds hitting Mohamed to the head. As she fell to the ground, the men ensured that the woman was dead before boarding the motor car driven by a man of mixed race and left the scene.Guyana Times was told that one-day after the killing, one of the hitmen went to a popular furniture store in New Amsterdam, Berbice, where he paid his overdue instalment. This publication could not confirm how much money was paid to each of the men.Meanwhile, the Crime Chief noted that efforts to arrest the mastermind and the taxi driver have intensified.last_img read more

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Ireland footballing icon Robbie Keane hangs up boots

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ireland football legend and record goalscorer Robbie Keane has brought to a close his 23 year playing career © AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZDUBLIN, Ireland, Nov 28 – Irish football legend Robbie Keane brought the curtain down on over two decades as a player on Wednesday saying his career had exceeded all his hopes when he was a “football-mad boy growing up in Dublin”.The 38-year-old — his country’s record goalscorer on 68 well clear of Niall Quinn who is next with 21 — is to focus on his new duties as assistant manager to new Ireland handler Mick McCarthy. Keane, who replaces Roy Keane (no relation) in the role after the latter and manager Martin O’Neill were fired last week, captained Ireland for a decade.“Today, after 23 wonderful years, I am formally announcing my retirement as a professional footballer,” Keane said in a statement.“From Crumlin United around the world to the likes of Milan, London and Los Angeles, I could never have imagined the path my football life would take.“It has exceeded all the hopes I had as a football-mad boy growing up in Dublin.”Keane, unlike his near namesake, enjoyed good relations with McCarthy in the latter’s first spell in charge of the national side.He was one of their stars at the 2002 World Cup — which infamously saw their one world class player Roy Keane sent home after launching a tirade of abuse at McCarthy — where the Irish went out on penalties in the last 16 to Spain.Keane also enjoyed a highly successful, if peripatetic, club career which ended with a period as player/manager at Indian outfit ATK, in the season that finished in March.In all, Keane scored 126 goals in 349 Premier League matches, 91 of them for Tottenham Hotspur, although he also had spells with Coventry, Leeds United and Liverpool in the elite league.“Leaving home at 15 years of age to pursue my professional career in England seems a lifetime ago now,” said Keane.“I was a street footballer full of hope armed with huge ambitions and a determination to succeed.“All I needed was that one chance.”Keane had especially warm words for his long service to his country on the pitch — winning 146 caps and aside from the 2002 World Cup appearing also in two European Championships.“Playing and captaining my country has been the highlight of my career,” said Keane.“I enjoyed every moment of the most incredible journey with the Ireland team over an 18-year period and as I have said many times before, words cannot express how proud I am to be Irish.”last_img read more

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Everton told they can land 15-goal Bundesliga forward for just £10.5million

first_img Max Kruse is set to leave Werder Bremen this summer 1 Everton have been put on red alert by the news Werder Bremen are willing to flog Max Kruse for £10.5million.The forward struck 15 times in the Bundesliga last season, while he also laid on seven assists during some impressive performances.But the 29-year-old is ready to leave Werder Bremen this summer after the German club finished 8th in the league and missed out on European football.Everton and a number of other clubs are now trying to tie up a deal for Kruse and, according to SportBild, they can do just that if they cough up £10.5m.Bremen are aware of Kruse’s desire to leave and the growing number of sides ready to offer him a route out of the club.As a result, the Bundesliga side are ready to sell if their asking price of £10.5m is met.last_img read more

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Man remanded in custody after theft of €17,000 jeep at Divers Hyundai, Letterkenny

first_imgA man has been remanded in custody following a break-in to a leading Donegal car showroom during which a jeep worth €17,000 was stolen.Thomas McDonagh, aged 39, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with theft and criminal damage today. McDonagh, of Letterkenny but with an address at Castelrea Prison, applied to the court to be released o bail.However, bail was refused by Judge Paul Kelly on the grounds that McDonagh had already taken two bench warrants, the seriousness of the charges and the “strong evidence” in the case.The case relates to an incident on Saturday morning during which there was a break-in to Diver’s Hyundai garage at Canal Road.Considerable damage was caused to the premises and a jeep was stolen during the break-in which happened around 2.30am.Owner of Divers Hyundai, Mr Terence Diver, was in court for the short hearing.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, asked for the case to be adjourned until May 20th for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.Judge Kely agreed to the adjournment and ordered the accused to appear by video-link.Divers Hyundai at Canal Road in Letterkenny.Man remanded in custody after theft of €17,000 jeep at Divers Hyundai, Letterkenny was last modified: May 8th, 2019 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:DiversHyundaijeepletterkennytheftlast_img read more

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ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS

first_imgWinner: Nora StapletonDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS WINNERS 2013ATHLETICSMark English, Letterkenny A.C. BADMINTONChloe Magee, RaphoeBASKETBALLCian & Tadhg Hickey, Letterkenny Blaze BOXINGJason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.CLAY PIGEON SHOOTDavid Porter, LiffordCYCLING Philip Deignan, LetterkennySPECIAL ATHLETEEileen Ferry, Errigal Sports and Social ClubDARTS Charlie Grant, Quigley’s PointWinner: Joe McKelvey – Teacher Coach of the YearEQUESTRIANKenneth Graham, MuffGAAMichael Murphy, GlenswillyGOLFBrian McElhinney, Foyle Golf CentreGYMNASTICSMegan Lynch, DesertegneyHOCKEYMatthew Lecky, Raphoe Hockey ClubHURLINGDanny Cullen, Setanta Hurling ClubMARTIAL ARTSNatalie McCarron, PT’s Kickboxing Gym, CarrigansMOTOR CYCLINGAaron Mac Bride, ConvoyMOTOR SPORTDeclan & Brian Boyle, LettermacawardWinner: Arlene CrossanPROFESSIONAL SPORT ACHIEVEMENTMartin Harley, TrentaghROWINGPaul McGonagle, Kincasslagh Rowing ClubRUGBYLarissa Muldoon & Nora StapletonSOCCERBarry McNamee, Derry CitySURF LIFESAVINGTriona Mc Menamin LetterkennySWIMMINGAnne Marie Ward, PortnablaghWinner: Vienna WhiteTRANSPLANT ATHLETEVienna White, LetterkennyTRIATHLONGavin Crawford, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYConor O’Donnell, St. Patrick’s Boys N.S., CarndonaghPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLGemma McFadden, Kilmacrennan N.S.SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYJamie Brennan, Magh Ene College, BundoranSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLArlene Crossan, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyTEAM MANAGER/COACHRay Durack, Donegal Hurling Team ManagerAPPRECIATIONHughie Rua Gallagher, GweedoreWinner: Jason BlackBRENDAN MCDAID MEMORIAL SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTJason Black, Letterkenny (Mount Everest Ascent )TEAMDonegal GAA Senior Hurling TeamPRIMARY SCHOOLScoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERPauric McKinney, Scoil Íosagáin, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOLScoil Mhuire, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERSeosamh Mac Ceallabhuí, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnINTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTMaeve McCarron, Carrigart A.B.C.SPECIAL RECOGNITIONCiara Grant, Raheny UnitedHALL OF FAMEHughie “Dickie”Doherty, BuncranaOVERALL DONEGAL SPORTS STAR 2013 : … Jason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: February 1st, 2014 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSwinnerslast_img read more

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IMF warning on commercial property must be heeded – Doherty

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has said an IMF report which warns that “close surveillance is needed to evaluate the early signals of a build-up of new imbalances in the commercial real estate markets” backs up Sinn Féin’s position on the taxation of funds involved in property deals and must be heeded.He pointed out that the last property crash was mainly a commercial property crash even more than it was a residential property crash.He has now called on government to increase stamp duty on commercial property and to remove the withholding of tax exemption for non-resident investors in funds. He said “I have been raising the issue of tax free fund structures, such as the ICAV and QIAIF, for foreign investors for some time now and am glad the minister is listening. He informed me yesterday that he is ‘aware that concerns have been raised about the use of funds in the Irish property market by international investors which may be eroding the Irish tax base’.“Minister Noonan also stated that officials from the Department and the Revenue Commissioners are examining the use of certain structures in the Irish property market and are preparing measures to ensure that the Irish tax base is protected. This IMF report should act as a shot in the arm to Michael Noonan and his officials.“The foreign money inflows through tax free fund structures, such as QIAIFs and ICAVs, are a cause for concern, given the risk from how intertwined they have become with our commercial property market and their potential to cash in on their investments and head elsewhere.“There is no doubt that the foreign money which has been buying up commercial property through tax free fund structures, has been pumping up the price of commercial property in recent years. “These speculators are presently intertwined with the commercial property market, in 2006 the proportion of foreign money as a proportion of office spend was 2%. This figure was over 67.8% for Dublin office spend in the first quarter of 2016. The risk is that if these tax free speculators who are chasing profits were to suddenly pull out the market could unravel.“The scale of turnover in commercial property due to these tax free foreign investors has been unbelievable. According to a report from property group Savills this year almost one million square metres of office space, was traded in Dublin between the start of 2013 and the end of the first quarter of 2016. This is equivalent to just over 25% of the entire office stock in Dublin.“The proportion of space traded in the central business district was even higher at 38%. Minister Noonan needs to immediately act so as to avoid a bubble in commercial property with history repeating itself to the detriment of the Irish public.“He should ensure that the withholding tax exemption for non-resident investors in funds is removed when dividends from the funds related to Irish source activities. Furthermore, he should increase the commercial stamp duty from 2% to 3%.”IMF warning on commercial property must be heeded – Doherty was last modified: October 1st, 2016 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

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Two Donegal groups in the running for Ireland’s Most Creative Group

first_imgTwo Donegal companies are among ten Irish companies who will take on the challenge of creating a piece of large-scale public art.The challenge is part of a new series set to be broadcast on Tg4.Creative Company is a new entertaining arts-based competition 6-part series coming to TG4 from January 9th, that captures the imagination of the Irish public as we embark on a mission to find Ireland’s most creative workplace. Are ordinary workers able to band together and create a piece of art? Will a cleaner be more artistic than the CEO? Can a workplace survive the ultimate creative test that is the collaborative production of a large-scale piece of art?The workers from all levels of the organisations will be encouraged to operate as a team and make the piece of art on their own premises from concept to completion. Can a group of amateurs be transformed into an arts collective? Will we find the next David Hockney or the next David Brent?Selecting ten companies and organisations from across the country, Creative Company pairs each with an accomplished Irish artist, throughout the entire process and working with the companies involved will be Dublin based painter Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide and Liam de Frinse, an award winning multidisciplinary artist from Belfast.The project is judged by a team of expert art critics, Evelyn O’Rourke, Broadcaster RTÉ; Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, National Gallery of Ireland; and Helen Carroll, Business to Arts. Five workplaces will make it to the grand final and a public vote will help decide which workplace created the most impressive piece of art and deserve to be crowned Ireland’s most creative company.Participating companies are Circle K, Energia, The Gleneagle Hotel, Big O Taxi’s, Donegal ETB, The Dingle Hub, Standún, Donegal Yarns, Raidió na Life and Maurice Ward Transport. The winning company will not only claim the title of Ireland’s most creative, but their artwork will be put on public display in Dublin’s CHQ at the heart of Dublin’s business district for a period of three months. Who will be crowned Ireland’s most Creative Company? Two Donegal groups in the running for Ireland’s Most Creative Group was last modified: December 12th, 2019 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

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Beware of Overconfident Dating Methods

first_imgTheir paper in Earth Science Reviews cautions against misinterpretation of zircons even in the title: “Use and abuse of zircon-based thermometers: A critical review and a recommended approach to identify antecrystic zircons.” Antecrystic zircons are units of rock within a zircon that became incorporated before the zircon crystallized. They could have vastly different ratios of parent and daughter elements. Phys.org summarizes the concerns:“One of the assumptions being made is that the composition of the zircons and the rocks in which they have formed give an accurate record of the magmas and conditions at which the zircons and magmas formed,” Associate Professor Bryan said.“From this, we then estimate the age of the event that caused them to form.“But some zircon crystals may not be related to their host rocks at all. They may have come from the source of the magma deep in the Earth’s crust or they may have been picked up by the magma on its way to the surface.“If you don’t distinguish between the types of crystals then you get a big variation in the age of the event which formed the rocks, potentially millions of years, as well as developing incorrect views on the conditions needed to make magmas.The researchers believe they have identified more robust methods for distinguishing “autocrystic” domains (those contemporaneous with crystallization) and “inherited” domains (those picked up from other sources prior to crystallization). And yet they just now are pointing out assumptions that have been made by other geologists for decades. This leads to the question: what assumptions are these geologists making about their own preferred methods? Indeed, the paper uses “assume” or “assumption” two dozen times, and admits that “determining the emplacement age of plutonic rocks can be difficult.” For instance, the authors say,Importantly, some widely accepted petrogenetic models can now be viewed as being based on inappropriate assumptions made using these thermometers. We detail here some flawed assumptions made for a few petrogenetic studies, as well as their implications for wider debates in Earth Sciences.It’s not hard to imagine a future paper calling into question the assumptions in this paper.See our article from 3/25/13 about “The trouble with zircons,” which relays information from geological papers that cast doubt on the interpretations given to these “most commonly used” geochronometers. Are secular geologists within the ballpark at least, “give or take a couple million years or so”? ICR’s RATE project found a serious anomaly in zircons recovered from deep drilling. They contained far too much helium from radioactive decay to have been there millions of years; in fact, curve fitting showed them to be concordant with an age of only 6,000 years (see ICR article). This wipes out the evolutionists’ date, including the error bars as well. Another interpretation of the helium results suggests accelerated nuclear decay had occurred at some time in the past (ICR), though a mechanism for that is still unknown. One theory proposed by Walt Brown suggests rapid production of radioactive elements through a known nuclear process called the Z-pinch (layman explanation at Real Science Radio). Our purpose here is not to choose between alternative models, but to show that alternatives exist, and are even mandated by anomalies in the observed data compared to evolutionary theories. The main point of this entry is the importance of distinguishing fact from interpretation, especially when analyzing confident-sounding presentations made for a less-discerning public. Secular geologists are highly motivated to make things look old, because their idol, the Bearded Buddha, needs the time to work his magic.(Visited 656 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Simplistic presentations about how scientists date rocks overlook the worldview assumptions involved.A cartoony video from the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios oversimplifies the matter of dating rocks. Titled “How do we know the age of the Earth?”, written and delivered apparently by a homosexual who calls a boxer named Rock “dreamy” as if he wishes to “date” him, the video begins with an assertion: “The Earth is 4.565 billion years old, give or take a couple million years or so. How do scientists know that?” The video proceeds to explain radiometric dating in simple terms, leaving only tiny bits of doubt at the end: “Not that they are satisfied, of course; geochemists are still fine-tuning their estimates of the age of the earth and looking for more evidence to support or diminish their theories.” The overall impression, though, is that dates of rocks and meteorites are well established down to four significant figures.As the video admits in the opening sentences, however, “There’s no ‘Established In’ plaque stuck on a cliff somewhere.” And obviously, no human has experienced millions of years, let alone billions. No date can be calculated, therefore, without making assumptions. These include amounts of parent material in the original sample, constancy of decay rates, and conditions that might have altered the rock since formation. Since “earth is an active place,” the narrator explains, there aren’t many samples known that can give earth’s age. For that reason, “Geologists love dating meteorites,” he says. “We might even call them rock stars. They’re like time capsules that crash into the earth.” A hidden assumption there is that meteorites did not undergo alteration in space. That assumption relies on theories of solar system formation. Unfortunately for the overconfident, those theories are plagued with anomalies.Credit: Queensland University of TechnologyThe video makes a big deal over zircons. These hard minerals, often containing uranium, are presumed to lock in the parent and daughter elements. But take a look at a picture in Phys.org’s article, “Zircon as Earth’s timekeeper: Are we reading the clock right?” The photo shows a zircon crystal with two spots differing by 20 million years, within the same rock! What’s going on? Geologists from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offer these warnings about dating zircons:Zircon crystals in igneous rocks must be carefully examined and not relied upon solely to predict future volcanic eruptions and other tectonic events, QUT researchers have shown.Zircon is a robust mineral and a timekeeper of Earth historyDistinguishing the origins of zircon crystals, their individual chemistry and properties is not straightforwardMisinterpreting data from zircon crystals could skew timescales for geological events such as volcanic eruptions by millions of yearsThis has implications for understanding volcanic hazards and the future risks they poselast_img read more

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Minister Davies announces winners of the 2019 SA Premier Business Awards

first_imgThe Winners of the 6th Annual South African Premier Business Awards aimed at promoting and encouraging businesses across all sectors to embrace transformation were announced by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies announced in Sandton tonight. The Awards in different categories were presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Proudly South African and Brand South Africa.In his keynote address Minister Davies said the awards were also aimed at encouraging    businesses to play their part in growing our economy and making South Africa a globally competitive nation.“While recognising excellence in business through an initiative of this stature, we will also ensure that we put our focus on those areas of business regulation that require amendments to improve enterprise and industrial development, fast-track economic transformation and equity, and protect consumers” said Davies.Davies added that the South African Premier Business Awards were about recognising and celebrating South Africa’s entrepreneurs and companies that invest in both human and technical resources in various activities, and produce quality products and services. He congratulated all the finalists and winners.The Acting Chief Marketing Officer of Brand South Africa, Ms Sithembile Ntombela congratulated the winners on their well-deserved awards.“These awards are an affirmation of your hard work and dedication towards the implementation of the country’s blueprint and advancing our global competitiveness. Once again, congratulation for your achievement to all the entrants and particularly the winners.” she said.The Chief Executive Officer of Proudly South African, Mr Eustace Mashimbye commended winners and entrants that are committed to local production and to increasing levels of localisation in their supply chain. The winners in various categories are:Black Industrialist AwardAfro-zonke Projects and InvestmentEnterprise Development AwardSaab Grintek Defence (Pty) LtdExporter AwardSaab Grintek Defence (Pty) LtdInvestor AwardCoega Development CorporationManufacturer AwardJ.BUNYAN TIMBERCRAFT CC T/A TIMBERCRAFTProudly South AfricanJane Massey Trading cRSAMadeSMME AwardEco SmartWomen-owned AwardCTE Investments (Pty) LtdPlay Your Part AwardIntercessor Army FranchisingYoung Entrepreneur AwardBathu Swag (Pty) Ltd Enquiries:Sidwell Medupe-Departmental SpokespersonTel: (012) 394 1650Mobile: 079 492 1774E-mail: MSMedupe@thedti.gov.zaIssued by: The Department of Trade and IndustryFollow us on Twitter: @the_dtilast_img read more

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