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The San Jose Sharks couldn’t pull off a comeback Friday as they did in Game 3.The St. Louis Blues came out and scored early in Game 4 with Ivan Barbashev making a goal within the first minute. The Blues followed that up later with another score by Tyler Bozak toward the end of the first period.The Sharks and Blues fought to a standstill in the second period. The game was marked with physical play and scoring attempts that missed by inches.In the third period, Tomas Hertl was able to score, …
23 November 2009 South Africa’s Cabinet has approved a new international marketing logo for the country. Inspired by the South African flag but evolved into a “trade-markable” form, the new logo is distinctive, dynamic and energetic, and stands out within its competitive environment. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “This is a culmination of a comprehensive process of consultation among provinces, cities and national departments to align around one brand positioning and a single identity on the international stage,” the International Marketing Council, custodian of Brand South Africa, said in a statement last week. Initiated and driven by the International Marketing Council (IMC), the logo’s development costs “will be quickly offset by the combined impact of previously separate branding initiatives. “The purpose of brand alignment is to avoid brand dilution when various South African entities market themselves internationally using different logos,” the IMC said. “The intention is rather to combine the country’s various marketing efforts in order to enhance South Africa’s global competitiveness with regard to tourism, sports, arts and culture, trade and investment.” The new logo does not replace the government coat of arms or other institutional logos, but is purely for the purpose of country marketing initiatives. Its roll-out will be facilitated by an easy-to-use, do-it-yourself manual that will be freely available to anyone mandated to market South Africa internationally. At the same time, stocks of existing marketing “have been carefully managed in order to ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition,” the IMC said. The new logo “builds on a renewed era in collaborative nation branding, and is timed to take maximum advantage of the global focus on South Africa in the light of our hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. “The marketing of the nation brand of South Africa will be taken to new heights as we work together as Team South Africa, under one logo, to welcome the world to join us in celebrating the first World Cup on African soil.SAinfo reporter
Stung by the two-year ban imposed on him, veteran tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi today hit back at the AITA, accusing the game’s governing body of resorting to “divide-and-rule” policy and said its “dictatorial attitude” will be harmful for the future of Indian tennis.A hurt Bhupathi made a scathing attack on AITA and its president Anil Khanna who, he alleged, was playing “dirty politics” and creating rift among players, particularly between him and Leander Paes.”Khanna has redefined the term divide and rule. The AITA and its dictatorial attitude, and its administration are harmful for the future of Indian tennis,” Bhupathi said at a press conference here today where he also circulated his correspondence with the AITA ahead of the London Olympics.The veteran tennis pro said he had no choice but to accept the ban but was now exploring legal options.”My being termed a dictator is unacceptable to me. I don’t know if we can do anything, but there is no option not to accept the ban. We will definitely pursue a legal route.(My) lawyers are deciding the course of action, can’t say much now,” he said.Bhupathi minced no words has he launched an attack against Khanna. “He has redefined the term divide and rule and at this year’s Olympics he used Leander’s shoulder to fire the gun against me multiple times. Unfortunately the media terms this a Bhupathi-Paes rift and the true underbelly is left unquestioned.””As far as I am concerned, I was always banned by the AITA, they never supported anything I did for the sport, only when they couldn’t do without me and they needed the doubles point in Davis Cup, I got the email.”They continue to misuse the power they have to try and teach me a lesson only because they feel I am able to do a lot more for the sports than they do and in the midst of all this, not only did we players suffer but so did the sport and in turn the country,” he said.Bhupathi said he was available for last week’s Davis Cup tie against New Zealand and that he was not informed about the ban by AITA.”I always feel like playing for India. I was available for the tie last week but no one from AITA asked me. I actually got an email about the ban from a press person. Didn’t hear anything from AITA.advertisement”I played my last match for India in the present circumstances (London Games) and next year will be my last on the tour definitely. A lot of people celebrated on the day we lost (in Olympics),” he saidBhupathi urged the either the Sports Ministry or the IOA to intervene.”There are powers like IOA or Sports Ministry who can take action. I don’t know who to complain to. If it is sports Ministry or IOA or somebody, it needs to step in for Indian tennis.”Despite giving his all, he said he never got the cooperation from AITA.”Tennis has given me everything I am today and by God’s grace I am able to give back a lot to the sport. I have running tennis events, building tennis courts, raising money for talented kids and even opening academies across the country.”However, at every step of the way, the establishment has put spokes in the wheel. So much so that they changed the constitution to make sure I am not able to run any event in India without them being a part of it.”Anil has been upset with me for being able to develop talent, which he should have done. For developing avenue and for developing the game.”Talking about the fiasco ahead of the Games, he said: “No one made an effort to talk to me or Leander. Zero effort was made to get us in a room and solve the issue.”Two days after the beginning of French Open, AITA told me that we (Bhupathi and Sania Mirza) weren’t the obvious choice for mixed doubles in Olympics.”
Tottenham bank on HSBC for men and womenby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham has announced a new five-year partnership with HSBC as its Official Banking Partner for both the men’s and women’s teams in UK and Hong Kong, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukAs part of this new strategic agreement, HSBC will work with the club to engage fans through a range of activities including co-created digital campaigns and play a supportive role in the sport-led regeneration of the local area in Tottenham, north London, alongside the club. Spurs Head of Partnerships Fran Jones, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with HSBC over a number of years and this new partnership is a natural expansion of this. “The club is committed to supporting the continued regeneration of Tottenham and we look forward to integrating HSBC into our existing employment and education programmes, as well as creating impactful new initiatives together.” HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships Jonathan Castleman, added: “The deal provides us with an opportunity to connect with new and existing customers. “We’ve always believed that sport has an amazing power to bring people together, promote physical and mental wellbeing and drive inclusion, so we are excited to be working with Tottenham Hotspur.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
zoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping said that it has concluded, without agreement, discussions with its lenders with respect to certain proposed amendments of its outstanding loan facilities which were subject to the agreement of all of the company’s lenders on similar terms. The company has also terminated its engagement of a financial advisor in connection with such discussions.Diana Shipping, which is current in all payments of principal and interest under each of its existing loan facilities, added that it “does not currently anticipate resuming such discussions with its lenders.”The shipping firm has reported a widened net loss of USD 78.3 million for the third quarter of 2016, compared to a net loss of USD 17.4 million seen a year earlier, mainly attributed to loss and impairment of the company’s investment in Diana Containerships Inc.Namely, the company said that the net loss attributed to common stockholders was at USD 79.8 million for the third quarter of 2016, of which USD 50 million relates Diana Shipping’s investment in its compatriot container shipping firm.Time charter revenues were USD 27.1 million for the third quarter of 2016, down from USD 38.9 million reported in the same quarter of 2015.The drop in time charter revenues was due to lower average time charter rates achieved during the quarter and was partly offset by revenues derived from the increase in ownership days resulting from the expansion of Diana Shipping’s fleet.Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 amounted to USD 141 million, of which USD 54.4 million relates to the investment in Diana Containerships Inc., compared to a net loss of USD 42.2 million reported in the nine-month period of 2015.
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