Raiders owner Mark Davis spits on nostalgia before the team’s final game in Oakland

first_imgIt was a simple question. There was nothing simple about the answer. There never is.#Raiders fans deserve more than this from an owner. Sad.— Cameron Cleveland (@CamCleve2) December 16, 2019 You heard correctly. “Any nostalgia for you at all, knowing that this is it here?” Raiders owner Mark Davis was asked before the final Raiders game in Oakland.“No,” he said. “I went through this in 1982… And, uh… That’s… “No.”We pass no judgment on those of you …last_img read more

Vodacom’s R5.6bn African expansion

first_img29 August 2008South African cellular company Vodacom is spending US$700-million (about R5.6-billion) to acquire Gateway Telecommunications, which is Africa’s largest independent provider of interconnection via satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.The transaction amount includes an enterprise value of approximately $675-million, as well as a make-whole payment of approximately $25-million in relation to Gateway’s high-yield bond.“The acquisition of Gateway reflects Vodacom’s strategy to reposition itself as a leading pan-African provider of communications services and to diversify from its current status as primarily a mobile-centric network operator,” Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys said in a statement this week.“We believe that Gateway’s significant presence across Africa will allow Vodacom to tap into the huge potential for growth in business services and connectivity and will enhance our position with multinational corporations.”Gateway, which also provides an extensive range of high quality, end-to-end connectivity solutions to multinational corporations operating across Africa, employs approximately 350 employees in 17 countries throughout Africa and Europe, and recorded sales of $257-million (about R1.9-billion) for the financial year ended in December 2007.The Gateway Broadcast Services Group, which is the broadcasting business held by Gateway Telecommunications, does not form part of the transaction and will be retained by the current owners.According to the statement, the acquisition provided Vodacom with benefits such as accelerated international expansion, as well as broadening the cellular operator’s international presence in key markets throughout Africa, especially Nigeria, and creates a platform for further future expansion and growth potential.The move also positions Vodacom as a partner of choice for multinational customers and international telecommunications providers seeking African connectivity, and complements Vodacom’s business services strategy in South Africa, allowing the roll-out of existing and new products and services across the continent.In addition, the deal offered cost savings through revenue synergies as well as on satellite operations, vertical integration and procurement, as well as access to Gateway Telecommunication’s blue chip customer base.“This is an exciting milestone in Gateway’s development as a unique pan-African service provider,” said Gateway Telecommunications CEO Peter Gbedemah. “We will increase resources, efficiency, and product range and continue our relentless focus on meeting the requirements of all Africa’s mobile networks and multinational corporations.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Three young Ohio sheep farmers receive scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nick Fowler (Guernsey Co.) was awarded a $1,500 scholarship for the first annual Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship and Jacob Wenner (Delaware Co.) was awarded a $1,000 Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship at the 2016 Ohio State Fair.  Delanie Wiseman (Madison Co.) received a third scholarship for $500 awarded through the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund.Fowler is a junior at the Ohio State University and Wenner is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin. Wiseman is a senior at the Ohio State University.The Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and is awarded annually to at least one young sheep producer. Funds for this scholarship come from the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium and Ohio State Fair silent auctions and from private donations.The Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship is also sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in coordination with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.Please attend the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium and support the silent auction which supports young people in the sheep industry. Congratulations Nick, Jacob and Delanie.last_img read more

China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVC

first_imgChinese-Taipei will be locked in a bottom-four seed come the quarters as it slipped to 0-3.Wu Wei-Hua led Chinese-Taipei with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the second game, Korea remained undefeated after dealing Kazakhstan a quick defeat, 25-21, 26-24, 25-10, to improve to 3-0.Kim Yeon-koung had her highest-scoring game of the tournament with 18 points while Hwang Minkyoung added 12. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Korea, though, lost Yang Hyojin after the 27-year-old injured her back during the game.Yekaterina Zhdanova had 12 points to lead the Kazakhs (2-1). Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China has stopped its downward spiral in the qualifying stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after squeaking past Chinese-Taipei in five sets, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Monday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Captain Liu Meng Ya had 22 points to lead the Chinese as they improved to 1-2 while Jin Ye added 19.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Is Arjun Rampal miffed with Ranbir Kapoor?

first_imgThey had got along famously during the shoot of their last film Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti and had vowed to work together again at the next given opportunity.Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, who played brothers in the 2010 political drama Rajneeti are expected to be seen together in Vikramjit Singh’s film Roy.Full page advertisements in papers announced the film long time ago, almost one and half years ago. Although the film is to be directed by Ranbir Kapoor’s school friend, somehow Ranbir’s ascending career graph and popularity made it difficult for him to allot dates for this film. Arjun Rampal, Ranbir KapoorAs a result, Arjun’s dates got wasted. According to a source, Arjun is annoyed and irritated with Ranbir, though he did not make it apparent when the film’s shoot finally kicked off last month in Mauritius.Ranbir had initially said that he only had 15 days’ work in the film. We all know that Ranbir is now a big draw with his star status having risen in the last two years. It is not surprising that the Rockstar actor now has at least 45 days of work to shoot.Wonder how Arjun feels about Ranbir’s role being increased? That could be reason for him to be annoyed for a long time to come. Let’s wait if the same camaraderie they shared during Rajneeti continues or the cold war escalates.last_img read more

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal – spokesman

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayFILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Iran welcomes France’s efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as French President Emmanuel Macron’s top diplomatic adviser visits Tehran for talks to help ease the crisis.“The spokesman (Abbas Mousavi) welcomed France’s role in reducing tension and implementing the accord and said: ‘The French are part of efforts … to keep the nuclear deal alive,” state news agency IRNA reported.Emmanuel Bonne, Macron’s top diplomatic adviser, is visiting Iran to try to meet Iranian officials as tensions rise between Tehran and the United States.WhatsApplast_img read more