3 April 2014 Lee-Anne Pace made South African golf history this week by becoming the first woman to be named the country’s outright Golfer of the Year at the annual Compleat Golfer Awards In 2010, Pace shared the award with Open champion Louis Oosthuizen after a watershed season that saw her finish the year ranked as the number one golfer on the Ladies European Tour. Stellar season Pace enjoyed another stellar season in 2013, finishing in second place on the Ladies European Tour’s ISPS Handa Order of Merit. She raised her winning tally in Europe to eight with victories at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in May, the Open de Espana in July and the Sanya Ladies Open in China in October. She also finished as runner-up in the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open. In addition, Pace recorded another five top 10 finishes that helped lift her season’s earnings to €250 927. Players’ Player of the Year Pace was named the Ladies European Tour’s Players’ Player of 2013 by her peers, a distinction she also earned in 2010, and was nominated as Sports Woman of the Year at the South African Sports Awards. The Pearl Valley Golf Estate player, who also received the Women’s Professional Golf Association (WPGA) Golfer of the Year award for a fourth year running, enjoyed a superb start to her 2014 season on the inaugural Sunshine Ladies Tour. In three starts, she finished fourth at the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am, third in the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies at Glendower and second at the SuperSport Challenge. With that strong run she qualified for the season-ending finale, which was limited to the top 10 available pros on the Order of Merit, and romped to a six-stroke victory in the Investec Cup for Ladies at Sun City.Winner’s speech The 33-year-old recorded a video for this week’s Compleat Golfer Awards before she left for the United States for the season’s first Major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship in California “I suppose I should first thank the boys for not winning a Major last year,” Pace quipped. “I am incredibly honoured to have been named Golfer of the Year. To be the first female to receive this award is a privilege and honour. “I would like to thank my sponsors Investec, Cobra-Puma, Oakley and First Car Rental for their unbelievable support in 2013, and who allowed me to compete in a stress-free environment, and [they] should all share in this honour. “My appreciation also goes to my two coaches, Val Holland and James Petts, without whom this incredible season would not have been possible. “Finally, I would like to thank the Compleat Golfer for hosting these awards each year. You have been fantastic in your support of all the South African golfers and we appreciate everything you do to promote the game, especially for female players. “I hope this achievement will inspire other players and help to grow the Sunshine Ladies Tour.” SAinfo reporter
27 October 2014Guests get a close-up look at a strolling giraffe at South Africa’s Londolozi private game reserve, voted the best of the world’s top 100 resorts and hotels by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. (Image: Chris Kane-Berman, Londolozi) That South Africa punches well above its weight in the global luxury travel market was again confirmed with the release of this year’s prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards: the country garnered the top spot in the best 100 hotels and resorts, and Cape Town was voted fourth out of the world’s 25 must-see cities.Londolozi private game reserve at Sabi Sands in Mpumalanga was voted the best place in the world to stay by some 77 000 readers of the luxury travel magazine, who gave the resort a near-perfect score of 98.96 out of 100. The Singita reserve, also at Sabi Sand, came in at fourth on the list, scoring 98.1. The two reserves beat out such iconic global hotels as the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai, Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Mystique in Santorini and Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India.“This five-camp preserve in a riverine forest offers the vacation of a lifetime – everything is fabulous,” Conde Nast said of Londolozi when the award results were published on 20 October.“In a perfect-scoring location on the Sand River, accommodations include Pioneer Camp, with three private suites decorated in Ralph Lauren style, and Varty Camp, where chalets in earth tones have private pools. Enjoy freshly baked muffins on the deck at sunrise while watching the elephants below – an absolutely incredible experience.”Foreign travellers are coming to South Africa in larger numbers every year, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest tourism report, released on Monday. In 2013, the total number of foreigners visiting the country rose to 12.1-million, up from 13.7-million in 2012.Altogether, seven South African hotels and resorts made the top 100, including Lion Sands at Sabi Sand, in 24th place, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Cederberg (41), Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (54), &Beyond Lodges Sabi Sand (55) and Singita Kruger National Park (69). Including South Africa, 14 African resorts – in Tanzania, Botswana and Rwanda – got the nod in the top 100 list.South Africa’s coastal city of Cape Town came in at fourth place in Conde Nast readers’ choice of the best 25 cities in the world, ahead of Rome, Barcelona and San Francisco. Flowery performers at the 2014 Cape Town Carnival. (Image: Cape Town World Design Capital )“Cape Town is the best city in the world for blending urban culture with the great outdoors,” wrote Maria Shollenbarger, the magazine’s editor at large. “They’re literally a five-minute drive from each other. There’s an exploding food scene, with vegetables, wine, and cheese coming from the gorgeous Cape Winelands; and then there’s the top of Table Mountain which, on the right day, can feel as pristine and empty as when the Dutch first pitched up in the early 17th century.”The city also swept the board for the Conde Nast list of the best 15 hotels in Africa. The One&Only, Ellerman House, Mount Nelson, Twelve Apostles and Cape Cadogan hotels grabbed the first five positions, the Cape Grace ninth place, the Table Bay Hotel 10th and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel 15th. South African hotels in total took up 11 places on the list of 15, including the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg (7), and Le Quartier Francais (11) and La Residence (14), both in Franschhoek near Cape Town.Conde Nast Traveler Best Hotels in Africa: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014#1 – One&Only Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa#2 – Ellerman House – Cape Town, South Africa#3 – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#4 – Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa – Cape Town, South Africa#5 – Cape Cadogan Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#6 – Gibb’s Farm – Ngorongoro, Tanzania#7 – Saxon Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg, South Africa#8 – Royal Livingstone Hotel – Livingstone, Zambia#9 – Cape Grace – Cape Town, South Africa#10 – Table Bay Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa#11 – Le Quartier Francais – Franschhoek, South Africa#12 – Giraffe Manor – Nairobi, Kenya#13 – The Stanley and Livingstone at Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe#14 – La Residence – Franschhoek, South Africa#15 – Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Cape Town, South AfricaConde Nast Traveler Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World 2014 The terrace and pool at the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, voted seventh-best in Africa. (Image: Saxon Hotel)#1 – Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Camps – Sabi Sand, South Africa#2 – Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga, Wyoming, USA#3 – The Mulia – Bali, Indonesia#4 – Singita Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#5 – Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana, USA#6 – Nayara Springs – Arenal, Costa Rica#7 – Singita Grumeti Reserves – Serengeti, Tanzania#8 – Aro Ha – Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand#9 – Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai, Thailand#10 – Southern Ocean Lodge – Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia#11 – One&Only The Palm – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#12 – Gateway Canyons Resort – Gateway, Colorado, USA#13 – Cal-A-Vie – Vista, California, USA#14 – Casa Palmero – Pebble Beach, California, USA#15 – Viceroy Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico#16 – The Lodge – Sea Island, Georgia, USA#17 – Qualia – Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia#18 – Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens – Arenal, Costa Rica#19 – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda#20 – Mii Amo – Sedona, Arizona, Arizona#21 – Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas, Texas#22 – XV Beacon – Boston, Massachusetts, USA#23 – Il Salviatino – Fiesole, Italy#24 – Lion Sands, Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#25 – Rancho Valencia Resort – San Diego, California, USA#26 – Castello di Casole – Casole D’elsa, Italy#27 – Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge – Telluride, Colorado, USA#28 – Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#29 – 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA#30 – The Langham, Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA#31 – C Lazy U Ranch – Granby, Colorado, USA#32 – Palazzo Avino – Ravello, Italy#33 – Primland Resort – Meadows of Dan, Virginia, USA#34 – Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – Bali, Indonesia#35 – The Point – Upper Saranac Lake, New York, USA#36 – Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico#37 – Jade Mountain – St. Lucia, St. Lucia#38 – St. Regis Punta Mita Resort – Punta de Mita, Mexico#39 – Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong – Shanghai, China#40 – Summer Lodge – Evershot, Dorset, England#41 – Bushmans Kloof – Cederberg Mountains, South Africa#42 – Guana Island Resort – Guana Island, British Virgin Islands#43 – Las Alcobas – Mexico City, D.F., Mexico#44 – Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur, India#45 – Old Edwards Inn and Spa – Highlands, North Carolina, USA#46 – Mystique (Luxury Collection) – Santorini, Greece#47 – Waldorf Astoria Hotel at Shanghai on the Bund – Shanghai, China#48 – Mombo and Little Mombo Camps – Moremi, Botswana#49 – Waldorf Astoria Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA La Quartier Francais in Franschhoek in the Western Cape come in at 11th place on the list of top African hotels. (Image: La Quartier Francais)#50 – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – Serengeti, Tanzania#51 – Wailea Beach Villas – Maui, Hawaii, USA#52 – Four Seasons Resort Langkawi – Langkawi, Malaysia#53 – Madden’s on Gull Lake – Brainerd, Minnesota, USA#54 – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#55 – &Beyond Lodges – Sabi Sand, South Africa#56 – Wequassett Resort and Golf Club – Harwich, Massachusetts, USA#57 – Kings Pool Camp – Linyanti, Botswana#58 – Raffles Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates#59 – The Pitcher Inn – Warren, Vermont, USA#60 – Canoe Bay Resort – Chetek, Wisconsin, USA#61 – Twin Farms – Barnard, Vermont, USA#62 – Weekapaug Inn – Weekapaug, Rhode Island, USA#63 – The Cloister – Sea Island, Georgia, USA#64 – Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India#65 – The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA#66 – The Wauwinet – Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA#67 – Hotel Astoria – St. Petersburg, Russia#68 – Palm Island Resort – Palm Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines#69 – Singita Kruger National Park – Kruger National Park, South Africa#70 – Stein Eriksen Lodge – Park City, Utah, USA#71 – Hotel Matilda – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico#72 – Hotel Alfonso XIII (Luxury Collection) – Seville, Spain#73 – Amandari – Bali, Indonesia#74 – Hotel Sorella CityCentre – Houston, Texas, USA#75 – Winvian – Litchfield, Connecticut, USA#76 – St. Regis Lhasa Resort – Lhasa, China#77 – Chewton Glen – New Milton, Hampshire, England#78 – Saffire Freycinet – Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia#79 – Curtain Bluff – Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda#80 – Thompson Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA#81 – Loden Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada#82 – Sheen Falls Lodge – Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland#83 – St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia#84 – Colonial Houses – Williamsburg, Virginia, USA#85 – Chateau du Sureau – Oakhurst, California, USA#86 – Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California, USA#87 – Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – Matauri Bay, North Island, New Zealand#88 – Ocean House – Watch Hill, Rhode Island, USA#89 – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – Bora Bora, French Polynesia#90 – River Inn of Harbor Town – Memphis, Tennessee, USA#91 – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club – Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis#92 – Dunton Hot Springs – Dolores, Colorado, USA#93 – Esperanza – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico#94 – Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan#95 – Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa – Da Nang, Vietnam#96 – Excellence Playa Mujeres – Playa Mujeres, Mexico#97 – Ashford Castle Hotel – Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland#98 – Serengeti Migration Camp – Serengeti, Tanzania#99 – Savute Elephant Camp – Chobe, Botswana#100 – Four Seasons Hotel Prague – Prague, Czech RepublicConde Nast Traveler Top 20 Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa 2014#1 – Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Camps – Sabi Sand, South Africa#2 – Singita Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#3 – Singita Grumeti Reserves – Serengeti, Tanzania#4 – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge – Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda#5 – Lion Sands, Sabi Sand – Sabi Sand, South Africa#6 – Bushmans Kloof – Cederberg Mountains, South Africa#7 – Mombo and Little Mombo Camps – Moremi, Botswana#8 – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – Serengeti, Tanzania#9 – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#10 – &Beyond Lodges – Sabi Sand, South Africa#11 – Kings Pool Camp – Linyanti, Botswana#12 – Singita Kruger National Park – Kruger National Park, South Africa#13 – Savute Elephant Camp – Chobe, Botswana#14 – Thornybush Game Lodge – Kruger National Park, South Africa#15 – &Beyond Bateleur and Kichwa Tembo Camps – Masai Mara, Kenya#16 – ol Donyo Lodge – Mbirikani Group Ranch, Kenya#17 – MalaMala Game Reserve – Sabi Sand, South Africa#18 – Camp Okavango – Okavango Delta, Botswana#19 – &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp – Okavango Delta, Botswana#20 – Little Vumbura Camp – Okavango Delta, BotswanaSouth African Competitiveness ForumBrand South Africa will host its second South African Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 November 2014 under the theme “Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality”. 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Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brook Lopez scored 16 points for the Lakers (2-4), and the Los Angeles teams tuned up against each other before they meet in their season openers on Thursday.Tyrone Wallace had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Clippers (2-3).LAKERS: Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle each scored 15 points. … Rookie Kyle Kuzma struggled to a 1-for-8 night, scoring eight points. … Lonzo Ball sat again after hurting his ankle earlier in the preseason.CLIPPERS: Rookie Jawun Evans had 22 points and eight assists. … Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Danilo Gallinari, Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic all sat. “He’s still rehabbing and when he’s ready, he’ll be ready,” Popovich told reporters in Houston before San Antonio’s preseason finale.Leonard didn’t play at all in camp or preseason, after a year where he averaged 25.5 points — raising his scoring average for the fifth consecutive season — and finished behind only Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the MVP race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Spurs aren’t alone when it comes to injury woes heading into the season.Many are minor, like Cleveland’s LeBron James nursing a sprained ankle and Golden State’s Andre Iguodala dealing with a bad back — issues that might keep them out of their respective opening nights. Kevin Durant (virus) and Draymond Green (back) also missed Golden State’s preseason finale on Friday, though neither situation is thought to be serious. Nor is the Rockets’ Chris Paul sitting out Friday with a sore knee, after missing a game earlier this week with a sore shoulder. View comments Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points as the host Knicks finished 0-5.WIZARDS: All-Star John Wall sat out the finale. … Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 21 points. … Former Knicks forward Jason Smith had 17 points.KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis (sore right hip) and Frank Ntilikina (bruised right knee) were held out again. Ntilikina, the Knicks’ first-round pick, appeared in just one preseason game. He said he expects to fully practice Saturday. … Doug McDermott scored 21 points off the bench. He had 12 in his first five minutes.RAPTORS 125, BULLS 104Toronto outscored Chicago 38-17 in the fourth quarter to turn what was a tie game into a blowout.CJ Miles scored 27 points for visiting Toronto (3-2), which got 17 from Kyle Lowry and 16 from Norman Powell. Justin Holiday scored 17 for Chicago (3-3).RAPTORS: Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds. … The Raptors were 19 of 48 from 3-point range.BULLS: Lauri Markkanen scored 13 and Bobby Portis added 12. … Chicago had 28 assists on 38 field goals.SPURS 106, ROCKETS 97LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio (3-2).Rudy Gay scored 14 points and Kyle Anderson added 13 for the Spurs. Eric Gordon led the host Rockets (4-1) with 27 points, and James Harden added 15 points and 11 assists — but shot a mere 5 for 17.SPURS: Danny Green had 11 points and seven assists. … The Spurs outscored Houston 60-38 in the paint.ROCKETS: Houston took 53 shots from 3-point range, making 15. … Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson combined for 27 points, but shot 5 for 20 from behind the arc. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Some other injuries from training camp and preseason action are far more significant, like the ones endured by Charlotte’s Nic Batum (elbow ligament tear), Miami’s Rodney McGruder (stress fracture in left leg), Indiana’s Glenn Robinson III (high ankle sprain followed by surgery to repair ligaments Friday), Washington’s Markieff Morris (sports hernia), New Orleans’ Rajon Rondo (sports hernia) and Utah’s Dante Exum (shoulder).They are looking at weeks — or in many cases, months — before they’ll play again.So the preseason is over. Some teams will be feeling the effects of it for a while longer.Here’s a look at Friday’s preseason finales:HORNETS 111, MAVERICKS 96Kemba Walker scored 17 points and Johnny O’Bryant III had all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter for Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 76ERS 119, HEAT 95Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick each scored 19 for Philadelphia (2-3), with Redick going 5 for 6 from 3-point range.Bam Adebayo, James Johnson and Dion Waiters had 13 apiece for Miami (3-3).HEAT: Hassan Whiteside picked up three fouls by the midpoint of the first quarter, with Joel Embiid drawingthem all. … Jordan Mickey had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Justise Winslow scored 10.76ERS: Philadelphia “hosted” the game in Kansas City, Missouri. … The 76ers shot 14 for 39 from beyond the arc, while holding Miami to a 4 for 30 performance from long range.WARRIORS 117, KINGS 106Stephen Curry had 18 points in 19 minutes as Golden State made a successful return home after its two-game China trip.David Stockton had 23 points and eight assists for the Kings (1-5).KINGS: Veteran summer acquisitions Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and George Hill all were sidelined. … Rookie Frank Mason started and had 10 points. … Rookies De’Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic missed the game with injuries.WARRIORS: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala didn’t play. … Patrick McCaw scored 17 points and Nick Young made five 3-pointers for 15. … Rookie Jordan Bell started and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.LAKERS 111, CLIPPERS 104 Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. ages License Agreement. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard still isn’t ready to play.San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the All-Star forward needs more time to get his injured thigh muscle right, meaning he won’t be out there when the Spurs open their regular season on Wednesday against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Harrison Barnes scored 24 for visiting Dallas (4-2).MAVERICKS: Dennis Smith Jr. closed his preseason with 10 points and nine assists. … Dirk Nowitzki had 14 points and J.J. Barea added 13.HORNETS: Dwight Howard grabbed 12 rebounds, helping Charlotte win that battle 50-37. … Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon each scored 14.CAVALIERS 113, MAGIC 106Playing without LeBron James, Cleveland got 18 points from Jose Calderon and 15 from Dwyane Wade to beatOrlando.James missed his fourth preseason game with a bad ankle, and Kevin Love also didn’t play for the visiting Cavaliers (1-4). Aaron Gordon had 21 points for the Magic (3-3).CAVALIERS: Kyle Korver took five 2-point attempts, something he did in only six games all last season. … Wade and Derrick Rose didn’t play in the second half. … JR Smith came off the bench to further acclimate to his new role, now that Wade is the starting shooting guard.MAGIC: Orlando allowed 36 points in the third quarter. … Jonathon Simmons started again in place of the injured Terrence Ross (hamstring). … Simmons had 12 points and Elfrid Payton had 11 on 4-for-4 shooting.WIZARDS 110, KNICKS 103Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his best game of the preseason, helping Washington (4-1) send the Knicks to a winless exhibition slate. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH GRIZZLIES 142, PELICANS 101New Orleans’ Tony Allen — who will have his jersey retired by the Grizzlies when his career ends — got a huge ovation from fans in Memphis in his first trip back as an opponent. He didn’t play, and the Pelicans got routed.Jarrell Martin scored 20 points and Marc Gasol finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Memphis (3-2). Jordan Crawford scored 19 for New Orleans (1-3).PELICANS: Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins both shot 2 for 5, combining for 16 points. … New Orleans trailed by as many as 49.GRIZZLIES: Memphis got to the 100-point mark with 4:17 left in the third quarter. … Mike Conley scored 19.BUCKS 107, PISTONS 103Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists as Milwaukee (1-3) avoided a winless preseason.Avery Bradley and Andre Drummond were brilliant for visiting Detroit (2-3). Bradley scored 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting, and Drummond finished with 18 points, 22 rebounds and seven assists.PISTONS: Tobias Harris scored 13 points and Boban Marjanovic added 10. … Detroit got outscored 48-27 from 3-point range.BUCKS: Khris Middleton and Mirza Teletovic each scored 14. … Milwaukee used 14 players — 13 of them scored (rookie of the year Malcolm Brogdon was the exception) and all 14 got at least one rebound. 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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: We want to retain our Club World Cup titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says they’re in the Club World Cup to win it.Real’s squad are already in Abu Dhabi for the tournament.The Argentine said, “For the club it’s great to be here, it means that Real Madrid are Champions League champions again and it’s the trophy that we like the most.”To be in the Club World Cup again is fantastic and we hope to retain the title this year, which these great players already won last year.”It’s always important to go in to this tournament off the back of a win. The Club World Cup has already begun, we have been following it on television and now we’re happy to have arrived and turn our focus to Wednesday’s game. Until now we were thinking about Rayo, who were our previous opponent, and the only thing that has happened after has been a flight. Now we’ll concentrate and begin to prepare for the first match against Kashima Antlers.”
West Ham announce official travel partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United have announced Nirvana as their official travel partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see the company, which specialises in event travel, accommodation and logistics for sporting and leisure events, provide exclusive travel offers to Hammers fans.Nirvana adds West Ham to a list of sporting partners, which include Paralympics GB, British Triathlon and the Ironman European Tour Series. For the Premier League club, Nirvana adds to a list of recent commercial deals in recent months, having signed up the likes of Monster Energy, Ivacy VPN and Osonyq.Karim Virani, West Ham United’s commercial and digital director, said: “It’s fantastic to sign up Nirvana as our official travel partner. Their expertise in planning and logistics will benefit our squads as they travel around the country, and in time we’ll work with Nirvana to bring exclusive offers to our supporters too.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd academy chief Parry explains loan club selectionby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United academy player performance manager Les Parry admits they’re careful with the clubs they select for their loan players.Parry has discussed the process that United staff members go through before deciding upon a destination.He said: “We draw up a player’s needs before we start the process.”I’m not kidding that we tick every box, because we can’t, but there have been a few clubs for one or two players, that we didn’t think were suitable.”On the face of it, it might look a good move, but we didn’t think it was, for one reason or another, so we looked elsewhere.”
colin cowherd joel klatt high on michigan stateMichigan State has an all-important contest this Saturday, as the Spartans take on undefeated Iowa in the Big Ten title game. The contest, which is being played between the No. 4 and No. 5 ranked teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, is a de facto national quarterfinal.Thursday, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd and guest Joel Klatt debated whether they believe the Spartans are capable of not just winning that game – but winning the national championship. Both do, citing Connor Cook, the team’s offensive line and the fact that they’re getting healthy at the right time.Michigan State and Iowa kick off at 8:00 PM on FOX.
(Kim Beaudin outside the John Diefenbaker building in Ottawa. Photo: Jorge Barrera/APTN)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsKim Beaudin stood with a protest sign Tuesday morning outside a meeting between premiers, the prime minister and Indigenous leaders in the Diefenbaker building, named after the prime minister that wiped out the Michel band.Beaudin said the name John Diefenbaker conjures up a dark chapter in his family and peoples’ history when the Canadian government, with a stroke of a pen, enfranchised – took away the Indian status—the people of the Michel band.“It causes such negative feelings,” said Beaudin, who is vice-Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. “We were the last band in Canadian history to be wiped out.”Beaudin was among a handful of demonstrators and supporters of CAP who were protesting the organization’s exclusion from a meeting between Indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers.(John Diefenbaker was prime minister from 1957 to 1963)The meeting was held in a building that once housed Ottawa’s city hall that is now a federal government building named after Diefenbaker.In March 1958, the Diefenbaker government enfranchised all members of the Michel band, who were part of Treaty 6.It was the only case of a band being enfranchised involuntarily under a section of federal law that was repealed two years later.All enfranchisement provisions were repealed in 1985.Beaudin said for most of the first half of the 1900s the Canadian government was pressuring the Michel band to give up its land because of its potential resource bounty. Some members of the band voluntarily enfranchised in 1929. The Michel band, known as Michel Reserve 132, sat about 40 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.“The whole thing was unbelievable,” said Beaudin. “By doing that they broke up families. People ended up on the street.”Beaudin said the people of Michel have continued to fight for recognition as a band as defined by the Indian Act. Over the years they faced a federal government that at times argued in court they didn’t exist, he said.“Our people have told me the federal government marched in and said get out,” said Beaudin. “”They ended up taking all the resources.”Contact APTN National News here: email@example.com