20 August 2004Africa’s biggest stock exchange, the JSE, is opening its doors to foreign listings, a move expected to significantly boost the value of the local bourse.The National Treasury says the first listings will take place from September. The plans to allow foreign listings, including African firms, were first announced by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel during his budget speech in February.The move is part of a bigger initiative to promote South Africa as the financial nerve centre on the continent, and to boost investment and development in Africa.“Despite being the largest financial centre on the continent, South Africa’s capital markets have yet to play a significant role in channeling debt and equity capital to where it is needed for African infrastructure projects, direct investment and government finance”, Treasury director-general Lesetja Kganyago said recently.“What is needed is a financial hub especially focused on the needs and circumstances of the region, much in the same way that Singapore and Hong Kong cater for the capital needs of the Asian continent.”The JSE’s current market capitalisation stands at around US$258-billion (R1.6 trillion), which falls short of the value of both Hong Kong’s ($628-billion) and Singapore’s ($148-billion) bourses.The JSE says it has already received inquiries from foreign companies interested in a local listing.Kganyago said South Africa was well placed to become a preferred location for processing financial deals and managing global call centres.The move will allow “African firms, finance institutions and sovereigns alike to access our markets for the long-term capital they need for development”.“African companies can now be part of the JSE’s market indices, potentially increasing the scale of capital they can access, but also raising their profile amongst the analyst community”, he said.“Developing a critical mass of analysts and investment advisers dedicated to the African continent is going to be critical.”Read the director general’s full speechSouthAfrica.info reporter
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday declared its first list of 21 candidates in Maharashtra for next month’s Lok Sabha polls, retaining 17 sitting MPs and denying ticket to the lawmaker who had allegedly slapped an Air India employee in 2017.Ravindra Gaikwad, the 59-year-old MP from Osmanabad constituency, had hit an Air India staffer with a slipper at the IGI Airport in New Delhi and then openly boasted about it. The Sena replaced Gaikwad, who briefly faced a travel ban by airlines for his act, with Omraje Nimbalkar in Osmanabad in central Maharashtra. Another Sena Member of Parliament, Rajan Vichare, who was accused of force-feeding a canteen employee on fast during Ramzan in 2014, has been fielded again from Thane. As per the pre-poll alliance sealed by the BJP and the Shiv Sena, the former will contest on 25 seats and the latter on 23 out of the Lok Sabha 48 constituencies in Maharashtra. Of these 23 seats, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party announced candidates on 21, leaving out two constituencies — Palghar and Satara — in the first list. Currently, the Palghar seat adjoining Mumbai has a BJP MP, but the Sena has staked its claim to the constituency. “We will announce the names of remaining candidates by Sunday,” senior Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Subhash Desai told reporters here after releasing the list. The constituency-wise list of Sena candidates: South Mumbai-Arvind Sawant; South Central Mumbai-Rahul Shewale; Mumbai North West-Gajanan Kirtikar; Kalyan-Shrikant Shinde; Raigad-Anant Gite; Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat-Vinayak Raut; Kolhapur-Sanjay Mandlik; Hatkanangle-Dhairyasheel Mane; Nashik-Hemant Godse; Shirdi-Sadashiv Lokhande; Shirur-Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil; Aurangabad-Chandrakant Khaire; Yavatmal Washim-Bhawana Gawli; Buldana-Prataprao Jadhav; Ramtek-Kripal Tumane; Amravati-Anandrao Adsul; Parbhani-Sanjay Jadhav; Maval-Shrirang Barne; Hingoli-Hemant Patil, Osmanabad-Omraje Nimbalkar and Thane-Rajan Vichare.
Patna: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Shakeel Ahmed was on Sunday suspended from the party “with immediate effect” for contesting as an Independent from the Madhubani Lok Sabha seat in Bihar which goes to polls on Monday. According to a release issued by AICC general secretary Motilal Vora at New Delhi, shared by the partys state unit here, Ahmed – who had won the Madhubani seat for the Congress in 2004 “has been suspended with immediate effect” for going against the party decision. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghBesides, Congress MLA Bhavana Jha, who represents Benipatti assembly segment falling under Madhubani, has been suspended “for anti-party activities”. Notably, Jha had accompanied Ahmed when he filed his nomination papers last month and has since been claiming that he enjoyed the support of the district Congress notwithstanding the party leaderships refusal to heed the former Union ministers request for a “friendly fight”. The seat has fallen into the kitty of fledgling outfit Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) which is a constituent of the Mahagathbandhan besides Congress, RJD, RLSP and HAM. Currently it is held by BJP veteran Hukumdev Narayan Yadav who has been replaced by his son Ashok Yadav this time.
The Ohio State men’s hockey team may have found its season captains at last. Juniors Curtis Gedig and Travis Statchuk and sophomore Ryan Dzingel served as team captains last weekend for the fifth straight series. The contests marked the first games in Columbus since Dec. 15, and the Buckeyes swept the Lake Superior State Lakers to push their record to 10-11-5 overall and 9-6-3-1 in CCHA play. OSU has been rotating captains for the majority of the season, having different members of the team wear the ‘C’ on their chests essentially every two series. As the second half of the season gets under way and the Buckeyes look to put together a string of victories before the CCHA tournament, coach Mark Osiecki said he is close to deciding which of his players will be captains through the end of the season. “We’re getting closer to potentially naming permanent captains,” Osiecki said Wednesday. “We are sticking with the three guys we’ve had. I think they’ve earned that right.” Osiecki also said Gedig, Statchuk and Dzingel have “done a nice job” during their time as captains over the course of January. Dzingel leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals and is second on the team with 13 assists. Those 23 points lead OSU, which beat Lake Superior State 3-2 on Friday and 6-1 on Saturday. The sophomore forward from Illinois has played in every game this season, and he scored the final goal of the weekend against the Lakers while assisting on two others. Statchuk was a late scratch to the game Friday night after falling ill in the afternoon. He and Gedig are two of five juniors on coach Osiecki’s team who see considerable playing time. Statchuk scored his goal of the season against Northern Michigan on Nov. 16, and he is among the team leaders in face-off percentage, having won 43 percent of his 342 attempts. He is tied with Gedig and Dzingel for most games this season serving as captain. Gedig leads OSU defensemen with seven points and scored his second goal of the season Saturday night against Lake Superior State. The junior from British Columbia said he is happy to finally see some home games on the schedule. “I love the (Schottenstein Center), love the atmosphere,” Gedig said. “It’s good because we don’t have to worry about catching up on school because we are traveling.” Osiecki said he feels confident that the leaders on the team will begin to solidify themselves during this upcoming stretch of games, six of which OSU will play at the Schottenstein Center. “We’re getting closer to having some leaders step up in that (locker) room and we’ve talked about that since day one,” Osiecki said. “Guys need to understand that everyone can be a leader in their own way. That’s starting to emerge a little bit better as we move forward.” Gedig said the team needs to come in with the mindset that “it’s already playoffs” and that they are “so close” to breaking out offensively. The Buckeyes’ nine goals against the Lakers over the weekend were tied for the most they had scored in a series all season. Junior forward Alex Szczechura scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season less than four minutes apart on Saturday. He said scoring that many goals will help the team’s confidence for the rest of the season. “We haven’t been the highest scoring team, but this weekend goals were coming all night,” Szczechura said. “So that’s definitely a confidence booster for us.” The effort, Osiecki said, has been there all season, though. “I think our guys have had the right attitude all the way through,” Osiecki said. “We haven’t had to say much during practice, trying to ask them to bring up the level of competitiveness.” Captains for the upcoming weekend series against Notre Dame will be released Wednesday. The Buckeyes are set to host the Fighting Irish at 7:05 p.m. on Friday at the Schottenstein Center.
Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, who has led Los Galacticos in winning the last two Champions League final, recently stated that he and Klopp was not the same.According to Championat, Zidane said,”Klopp and I are different; I was better, as a player, And if serious, I must say that I respect him a lot; he has done a wonderful job. [But] I can’t say we have similarities.”Obviously, this is boldly true. As a player, he was incomparable except to a few players like Brasilian Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, his teammate in the club yet rivals in the national team. Both won FIFA World’s Best Player three times. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp was barely known as a player since he was only apart of the mediocre team in Germany, Mainz 05.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…However, now, such difference means nothing as they will be guarding and guiding their own teams as Zidane sees themselves in the final, “There is no favorite in the final; the chances of the two teams are equal.”
It seems West Ham have lodged a bid to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in the current summer transfer window, according to reports from TMW.If the claim is true, the Hammers would become the leading club in the chase to sign the Croatian midfielder, who has shown repeatedly he desires to exit the Spanish giants.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.After starting only 10 times in La Liga last season, Kovacic is open for new offers that would grant him regular game time. He has also been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham in the past, but no obvious sign of genuine move has been seen so far including signs that suggest real move over speculations that he could decide to move to the Italian sides Juventus, Roma and Napoli.On the other hand, Read West Ham believes that a deal to sign Kovacic would certainly be something of a coup for Manuel Pellegrini’s men, as the new Hammers boss looking to bring in some fresh faces over the summer.
37-year-old John Terry has made the decision to keep playing and he’ll do it in an unlikely destination – Spartak Moscow.According to Gianluca Di Marzio via Daily Mirror John Terry is set to join Russian Spartak Moscow.#Calciomercato | #SpartakMosca, visite mediche ok per #Terry: in giornata la firma https://t.co/hCd2JyPf2n— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 8, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.The former Chelsea captain has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa and was contemplating retirement. However, based on recent developments, he has made up his mind to continue playing.Spartak Moscow lost their starting center back Samuel Gigot with a serious injury which will likely keep him out of the football terrains for the rest of the season. John Terry will come in and fill the void left by the injured Frenchman.The Russian team is undefeated in six games so far this season and sits in second place with four wins and two draws. Spartak Moscow qualified for the Europa League as well, where they’re in a group with Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Rangers FC, which means an interesting meeting between Terry and Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard is lurking on the horizon.
When Homer began drafting its regulations for commercial marijuana the spit was among the areas where the retail facilities were not allowed. According to Mayor Zak the council intends to revisit this proposal in the future. Currently the only areas in Homer were marijuana stores can operate are in the central business district, two general commercial districts and the East End district. According to Zak, the council agreed to give more time in order to determine what the sales and atmosphere is like in the areas where Homer currently allows establishments. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak: “There was pretty good testimony from the public on both sides of this issue, and the council had good discussions on both sides also. So, basically it came down to they mayor to make the final decision.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council voted against allowing retail marijuana establishments on the spit at their council meeting on Monday, March 12. Zak: “Not saying no forever, but we are taking a slower approach, and not immediately open up the Homer spit to establishments.”-