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Wimbledon 2016: Venus Equals Grand Slam Record

first_imgFive-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams equalled the record number of appearances at a Grand Slam as she survived an early scare.The 36-year-old saved two set points when 6-5 down to Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the first set before taking a tie-break, going on to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.The world number eight now has 71 Grand Slam appearances, equalling American Amy Frazier’s record set in 2006.She now faces world number 115 Maria Sakkari of Greece in round two. Sakkari took one hour and 22 minutes to see off China’s SaiSai Zheng, almost half-an-hour less than Williams required to progress in one hour 51 minutes.“The first set there were some hairy moments, down some set points, but I guess that’s where experience sets in,” said Williams, playing in her 19th Wimbledon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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‘South Africa has investment opportunities across the economic spectrum’ SASOL CEO

first_imgTsabeng Nthite – Sasol Limited Chief Executive Officer and Joint President Mr Bongani Nqwababa, joins the list of multinational CEOs who provide testimonials on Brand South Africa’s CEOs Know campaign – why their corporates continue to invest in South Africa – while highlighting South Africa’s competitive strengths as an attractive foreign investment destination.In his interview, Nqwababa said that he is inspired by how resilient of South Africans are as well as their ability to overcome adversity. The country is a great investment destination because it not only has opportunities in the resources, but also has opportunities across the economic spectrum.Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of our 30 300 people working in 33 countries. The multinational develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product stream, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.Sasol was established in 1950 in South Africa and we remain one of the country’s largest investors in capital projects, skills development and technological research and development.  The company is listed on the JSE in South Africa and on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States.“As the most industrialised country in Southern Africa, South Africa offers opportunities for companies to grow domestically and also for them to expand into the African continent. From an FDI perspective, South Africa is a wonderful place to invest in for a variety of reasons – our legal system is developed, our courts and judiciary are independent, we have sound financial systems, and well-developed local capital markets,” said Nqwababa.Brand South Africa – in collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa launched the CEOs Know campaign to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign features various CEO’s from multinational corporations based in South Africa, who share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.last_img read more

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TCI Former Premier Gilley shot by armed thugs doing well now

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – Galmo Williams, the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands and a leading TCI businessman was shot by a trio of assailants last night and is now recuperating from a gunshot wound to the left leg.  Unbelievably, it seems the shooting was completely unprovoked by the former Parliamentarian. Police just before 8am released information on the armed robbery which happened as 56 year old Williams was on his way to Ricky’s Flamingo Cafe on the Beach, around 10:56pm Sunday not at the Provo Golf Club.   Police do not identify the former Premier in their report but they do say the man cooperated with the trio of masked men and gave them what they asked him for… after he did, they still shot ‘Gilley’ as he is affectionately called in the leg.   Despite reports that a suspect was shot, Police say that is not true and also explain that they do not have anyone in custody for the shooting.   Williams, who also served in an advisory role to the Governor is being treated at the Cheshire Hall Medical, where police found him and is reportedly in good spirits and good condition. #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more