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Sunderland are maintaining an interest in Belgium international defender Nicolas Lombaerts. A former law student, Lombaerts has been at Zenit since 2007 and has made 240 appearances for the club. Head coach Dick Advocaat made his first signing on Wednesday evening when the Black Cats completed a permanent deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, and he has signalled his intention to add quality, rather than quantity, to his squad this summer. Advocaat dragged the club back from the brink of disaster during a nine-game cameo at the end of last season, but is convinced the club should be aiming higher than mere survival in the Barclays Premier League. However, Press Association Sport understands speculation that the Black Cats have had a £5million bid for the player accepted by Russian side Zenit St Petersburg are wide of the mark. The Wearside club have been tracking the Bruges-born 30-year-old as one of a series of potential targets, but their interest in him has to date not progressed beyond that point. Press Association
Sam Dekker — a regular at Wisconsin’s post game press conferences — didn’t talk to the media Wednesday night because he was busy. He was busy taking shots on the Kohl Center floor where just a few minutes earlier his team suffered a loss that would have seemed unthinkable just a month ago.On Jan. 2, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team cruised into its Big Ten conference schedule with a 76-49 win over Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. putting them at 14-0.That couldn’t feel any further away now as the problems keep piling up for the Badgers.Just when defense looked like the biggest issue for No. 14 Wisconsin (17-4, 4-4 Big Ten), it shoots 26.3 percent from the field in its first loss ever at the Kohl Center to Northwestern (11-11, 4-5), falling 65-56.Drew Crawford led the way for the Wildcats scoring a game-high 30 points on 10-15 shooting, playing all 40 minutes.Senior guard Ben Brust was one of two Badgers to score in double figures with a team-high 21 points, but shot just 7-18 from the field as no player wearing cardinal and white shot better than 50 percent Wednesday.Wisconsin as a team shot 15 of 57 from the floor or 26.3 percent — its lowest shooting percentage of the season and nearly 30 percent lower than it shot against Northwestern in the first meeting this season.“If somebody would have told me that we would have shot, getting those shots that we had, that percentage, I’d have said no way,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. “Once you start missing, though, sometimes that basket starts getting pretty small and it obviously got pretty small.”The game started promising enough for the Badgers hitting the first two shots they put up — both coming from behind the arc. But, from then on Wisconsin went ice cold missing its next 12 looks and hitting only six total field goals in the entire first half.On the other end, Northwestern was finding success down low, scoring all but four of its first-half points in the paint while Wisconsin managed only four points in the lane.The Wildcats were squeezing the driving lanes, making entry passes and drives to the rim difficult, but the Badgers weren’t too disappointed with their shot selection.“We made the extra pass a few times just like you want to. Move it around the perimeter until we got an open look and some of the times we just didn’t knock them down,” Wisconsin junior guard Josh Gasser said. “We just have to stay confident. We know we can put the ball in the hoop, but tonight we didn’t.”Despite Wisconsin’s shooting woes and its inability to score close to the rim it still owned a one point lead — 23-22 — going in to the half.Wisconsin built a lead in the early part of the second half, up by 6 with just about 16 minutes left to play, but again the shots wouldn’t fall. Once freshman forward Nigel Hayes made a layup with 15:01 left in the game, the Badgers wouldn’t hit another field goal for the next 12 minutes and 15 seconds.It wasn’t until the 2:46 mark in the second half that Wisconsin matched its scoring total (41) from the first half in its previous matchup with Northwestern.It was the opposite end of the spectrum for the Wildcats who shot 56.5 percent from the floor in the second half — finishing 47.9 percent from the field for the game — mostly coming from Crawford’s 20 second-half points, but also from redshirt sophomore Tre Demps who scored 9 of his 10 points off of the bench in the second half.“Every morning I wake and I say ‘maybe this is the day we are going to shoot well,’” Northwestern coach Chris Collins said. “I’ve been waiting for a long time and I’m glad it was tonight.”Demps gave NU the clear edge in the battle of the benches, as UW didn’t get its first points from a bench player until Hayes scored with 15:01 left.Wisconsin made a push to come back with its full court press down 12 with just more than two minutes left. The pressure forced Northwestern into six turnovers, bringing the Badgers within four points, but the deficit proved to large to overcome dooming UW to its first loss to NU in eight meetings.It’s clear Northwestern isn’t the same team Wisconsin saw about a month ago. The Wildcats have won four of their last six conference games, equaling the number of Big Ten wins Wisconsin owns.“In one month’s time we have become a very tough group,” Collins said.Now what looked to be a marquee match up of two of the Big Ten’s top teams in Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Wisconsin at the Kohl Center has become a contest between the two teams that might be struggling the most in the conference after Ohio State lost to Penn State Wednesday.The only thing Ryan and his Wisconsin team can do is hope the ball bounces a little better than it did Wednesday night.“I don’t know how you can look at those numbers do anything other than say ‘we’re due,’” Ryan said. “And hopefully that’s Saturday.”
4 November 2011 Nationalising South Africa’s mines is neither government policy nor the policy of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, adding that the government is committed to promoting the mining industry to achieve both industrial growth and social transformation. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank’s 8th Annual BRICS Metals and Mining Conference in London on Wednesday, Shabangu said it seemed that repeated assurances from herself, the government and President Jacob Zuma “have not yet removed investor concerns in this regard. “No matter how often our government states the obvious – that nationalisation is neither South African government policy, nor is it ANC policy – the controversies and potential fears do not seem to disappear.”Balance between poverty alleviation, economic growth The minister said responsible political leadership needed to strike a balance between the needs of the society, especially the poor, and sustainable approaches to economic development and growth “It is evident that there are serious social and economic reasons that have given rise to the debate about the merits or otherwise of nationalisation. It is a fact that the prevalence in our country of the evil triplets of poverty, unemployment and systemic inequality invariably leads to despair, suffering, and widespread socio-political discontent. “Policy controversies and political reactions to such critical issues are bound to push for the extremes with regard to policy positions – be they the occupation of financial centres or the nationalisation of natural resources,” she said. Shabangu stressed the importance of the harmonious co-existence of communities and the mining industry. “We have to work together with the mining industry to resolve tensions that exist between communities and mining companies, and this we must resolve … with the full consideration for the welfare of the communities and workers.”‘Exciting chapter’ in South African mining Shabangu said South Africa had embarked on an “exciting chapter in the mining sector”, as the Cabinet had approved a beneficiation policy framework, and the Department of Mineral Resources was currently finalising a beneficiation action plan in consultation with all affected parties. Shabangu said that in order to address the lack of adequate mining support infrastructure – be it electricity, roads or export logistics at the ports – the government had made large investments, and a Cabinet commission had been set up to ensure the timely implementation of a national infrastructure programme. “Whilst this is our short-term intervention, our National Planning Commission is set to release its medium-term programme of infrastructural development later in November,” she said. “The urgent elimination of the infrastructural bottlenecks remains our topmost national priority. As you know, President Jacob Zuma himself is chairing the Cabinet commission that is mandated to deal with infrastructure issues. “We are therefore resolute in our commitment to the promotion of our mining industry to achieve both industrial growth and social transformation. These parallel goals we will pursue via a process of continuous consultation with the affected parties, including the mining industry.”Administrative reforms The minister also noted the formation and work of the Mining Industry Growth and Development Task Team (MIGDETT), which was established at the outset of the global financial crisis in 2008. Through MIGDETT, the government has developed a medium-term growth and development strategy for South Africa’s mining sector. “This process has, amongst others, identified a number of changes and reforms that our mining legislation (the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act) requires for the ease of administration and the prevention of multiple interpretation of the Act. “In this way, we will remove all ambiguities, and ensure a more efficient regulation of the licensing system. We are confident that when such reforms are made, issues such as the partitioning of mineral rights will be made possible.” The government was also working towards creating a single window for processing mineral rights as well as the associated environmental authorisation and water licences. This would ease the administrative processes both within the government as well as for mining companies. Shabangu said these efforts demonstrated that the government listened to the investment community and would assess and implement whatever measures were in line with national interest. It also showed that the government was implementing initiatives aimed at improving its administrative operations, which would go a long way to help South Africa regain its global competitiveness in the sector. BuaNews
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TOUGH MEET: Ibrahim (left) and Dalmiya in KolkataThe International Cricket Council (ICC) is fighting fires on many fronts these days. The legal tug of war between the ICC and unofficial sponsors in the run-up to the World Cup in South Africa is only one of them. With less than 60,TOUGH MEET: Ibrahim (left) and Dalmiya in KolkataThe International Cricket Council (ICC) is fighting fires on many fronts these days. The legal tug of war between the ICC and unofficial sponsors in the run-up to the World Cup in South Africa is only one of them. With less than 60 days to go for the Cup, there is one set of important documents still left unsigned. Without them the ICC’s showpiece event is in danger of becoming a show that could go to pieces. Indian cricketers have not signed the ICC’s player terms, raising objections to image rights and ambush marketing clauses. The last round of the ICC contracts saga before the Champions Trophy in September pitted the ruling body against Indian players who refused to sign contracts until some concessions were made. This time, to add to the ICC’s worries, the BCCI has joined ranks with its players. Of all cricketing nations, only India has not announced its shortlist of 30 probables for the World Cup.At the latest meeting between the two sides in Kolkata, Justice Ahmed Ibrahim and Dave Richardson of the ICC met BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya and players’ representative, leg-spinner Anil Kumble. The ICC was told that its terms continued to remain unacceptable. In order to contemplate signing them, the Indians would require that the image-marketing clauses be cut back from six months to two months after the event and that restrictions on rival advertising hold only for the duration of the World Cup – that too only on the cricket channel broadcasting the tournament live. “Significant progress” was announced after the meeting, with the ICC going back to its official sponsors to seek their views on the matter.advertisementIt will be 10 days before another round of talking takes place but it would be fair to say that significant progress has definitely been made in annoying the ICC’s official sponsors.
Adversity sometimes brings out the best in individuals as they resolve to rise above the circumstances and fight the challenges heads on.This is exactly what happened in the case of Rahul Banerjee, who fought the odds to secure an Olympic berth for himself and the country at the last possible opportunity.The final Olympic qualification event took place during the World Cup Stage III at Ogden, Utah, in the United States, last month.The trio of Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar were in good form going into the event, and were confident of earning a berth in the London Games.But things went haywire for them when they found that Banerjee’s bow box, with his whole equipment and competition gear, had not arrived by the flight. “It was one of the most harrowing experiences of my life,” Banerjee told Mail Today.Banerjee reminisces about his state of mind in the days leading up to the competition.On the fourth day, Banerjee had no option but to start training with borrowed equipment.When the competition began, the results were startling. “I shot 79 out of 80 and had a first round of 229. The team managed 229 out of 240, just two points below the world record. We qualified for the Olympics and also secured a silver medal at the World Cup.”My original bow box was delayed on our return to India as well. May be, everything happens for the better,” said the Arjuna Awardee.
Day 1 wrap-upThe NT State Titles commenced last night with teams from all over the Territory making their way to Goodline Park in Palmerston, near Darwin. The Palmerston Raiders Rugby League Club ensured the fields were in immaculate condition for the event, which will see all round games held over two evenings (Thursday & Friday) in cooler conditions and Grand Finals to be played on Saturday.Round one tapped off and saw in the Women’s open Division Inferno Magpies open their account with a convincing 6-0 win over the Titans. While the Sharks managed a tough 7-6 win over a much-fancied Rebels side from Katherine.The Men’s Division saw a number of closely fought encounters with Alice Springs taking the win over the Inferno Magpies in what was a terrific show of speed and skill. The Rebels Men’s team from Katherine managed a 6-1 win over the Darwin Men’s side, while Sims Refrigeration put on a terrific display with a convincing win over the MacKillop Saints.In the Senior Mixed Division, Palmerston Magpies currently sit top of the ladder, while in the Under 18s, the Inferno Magpies are the current leaders.Games continue tonight from 6pm at Goodline Park, Palmerston. All results are available via the tournament website: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-920-0-532184-0&sID=213772