first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, WASILEWSKI, FUCHS,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,VARDYEVERTON (4-2-3-1)NIASSE,CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY, LENNON,BARRY, McCARTHY,BAINES, PENNINGTON, STONES, BESIC,HOWARDThe party has started. On Monday, Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Chelsea meant that Leicester City are the new – and most unexpected – Barclays Premier League champions.It is the Foxes’ first top-flight title in their 132-year history and a remarkable achievement given that they began the season with odds of 5,000-1 to win the Premier League.They can also boast the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year in Riyad Mahrez and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in Jamie Vardy.They will receive the Premier League trophy after what is their final home game of the season and will be determined to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches having lost just three all season.Everton, meanwhile, ended a seven-game run without a league win with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last weekend with defender Leighton Baines stealing the winner.Everton have won just 10 games and need to win two of their remaining three – they finish the season away to Sunderland and at home to Norwich – to avoid their fewest home successes since they won only nine (in 2003-04 and 1997-98).When these teams met in December, Leicester won 3-2, thanks to two penalties from Riyad Mahrez, to confirm their place at the top of the Premier League at Christmas.This fixture has a habit of throwing up draws. No fewer than six of the nine games at Leicester against Everton have finished all square including the last five. Last season Chris Wood stole a late equaliser for Leicester in a 2-2 draw.Leicester are without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder was sent-off in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United. And Robert Huth is also banned after receiving a three-game suspension for pulling the hair of Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Vardy, who has missed the last two through suspension, returns to the attack.Everton miss the banned Funes Mori so Matt Pennington should continue at the back. Brendan Galloway and Gerard Deulofeu are still missing while there are tests for Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman.last_img read more

Investors’ $1bn thumbs-up for Transnet

first_img23 July 2012 South African state company Transnet has successfully raised US$1-billion (R8.3-billion) debt in the US – a significant vote of confidence by international investors both in the company and in the country’s state-led infrastructure programme. On Friday, Transnet announced the successful pricing of the $1-billion, 10-year bond at a coupon (interest) rate of 4.00%. The bond was competitively priced at 262.5 basis points above the 10-year US Treasuries. The bond is the highest amount of money that has ever been raised by Transnet in a single bond issuance without a government guarantee. At 10 years to maturity, it is also the longest tenor ever issued by Transnet in international debt capital markets. The bond issuance was “significantly oversubscribed, confirming the confidence of the international financial markets in the South African government’s recently announced infrastructure programme as well as Transnet’s strategic direction,” the company said in a statement. Transnet will use the proceeds from the bond issue to help finance its R300-billion capital investment programme, which is focused on rejuvenating and modernising South Africa’s rail, port and pipelines logistics infrastructure. In February, President Jacob Zuma announced that South Africa would be embarking on a massive, state-led infrastructure drive in which more than R800-billion would be invested until 2014. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Africa’s first solar data centre cooling system unveiled

first_img11 July 2014Mobile telecommunications company MTN has unveiled Africa’s first concentrating solar cooling system for the energy-hungry data centres at its Johannesburg head office.The state-of-the-art system consists of 242 solar mirrors, covering 484 square metres, which track the sun to generate pressurised hot water at 180 degrees Celsius. The hot water in turn powers an absorption chiller that produces chilled water which is circulated into the data centre to cool the IT equipment.When it rains, the mirrors move into a self-cleaning position, and on cloudy days the mirrors turn down into a protective “stow” position.“MTN is acutely aware of the impact of global warming and its adverse impact on emerging markets including South Africa,” MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia said in a statement on Wednesday.“We continuously explore ways in which we can not only reduce our carbon footprint, but also substantially reduce our electricity consumption, which will release additional capacity for the national grid.”The system was designed by REACH Renewable and AOS Consulting Engineers and implemented jointly with Industrial Solar, Voltas Technologies and Luft Technik.Cristian Cernat, MD of Voltas Technologies, said: “The opportunity to model and design the installation using a high temperature heat source, architectonically integrated, creates a real opportunity for local manufacturing and future job creation in the field of renewable energy equipment production in our country.”In 2010, MTN’s head office became the first silver-certified building in South Africa under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Get legal or leave Bahamas PM talks immigration in HOA

first_img Related Items:#bahamasimmigration, #immigrationlaws Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – October 16, 2017 – Immigration Minister, Brent Symonette is calling the stance on illegal migration announced by the Prime Minister ‘humane.’ The measures will continue to see tightening up on the issuance of work permits and renewing work permits for expat employees and those who have foreigners illegally employed, have some time to right their wrong. The Prime Minister in his House Address last Wednesday said the country has to respect the rule of law. “We will continue to process permanent residency applications for those who have legally been in The Bahamas for an extensive period of time, who have contributed to The Bahamas and satisfy the requirements.” Others, who are guilty of being in The Bahamas illegally must leave by the end of the year or face being ‘aggressively pursued’ and deported. Once the deadline of December 31, 2017 is passed the Immigration Department can swoop in but the Prime Minister is urging humane treatment of all illegal people who are clearly in breach of Bahamian Immigration statutes. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more