Spartans baseball players honored at team banquet

first_imgThe Red Bluff Spartans varsity baseball team wrapped up the season with its team banquet Friday. The team went 9-6 with a second place finish in the EAL-SRL. The season ended with a loss in a third consecutive trip to the DII Northern Section championship game. The Spartans had four all league selections and one honorable mention for the season. The league’s coaches vote for the all league and honorable mention players and a coach may not vote for his own player. Tanner Tweedt, Payton …last_img read more

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Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene’s appointment as chairman of New Development Bank

first_imgBrand South Africa congratulates Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene on his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the New Development BankJohannesburg, Thursday 31 May 2018 –  Brand South Africa congratulates South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who was this week elected as chairman of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank.Minister Nene will serve in the position until the end of the next annual meeting of the board of governors, which will be held in South Africa next year. Minister Nene, who was named Finance Minister by President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, was elected to the position at the 14h meeting of the bank’s leadership earlier this week in Shanghai, China.The New Development Bank is a multi-lateral development bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (BRICS countries) in 2014. The bank is mandated to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in Brics and other emerging economies and developing countries.At the meeting the bank approved loans to all five member countries totalling $1.6bn (R20.3bn). The meeting also approved a $200m project for the reconstruction of the Durban Container Terminal berth. This was one of six projects from the five member countries that was approved by the board with loans totalling $1.6bn, bringing the bank’s total portfolio to more than $5.1bn. Total approvals for 2018 amount to $1.7bn.According to a NDB media statement, the project is aimed at helping Transnet enhance the capacity of its Durban port, through the rehabilitation of container terminal berths and the upgrading of port infrastructure to provide additional slots for larger vessels.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus de Kock said: “We welcome Minister Nene’s appointment, which comes in a period of an intensified investment drive to achieve the National Development Plan’s (NDP) investment objectives by President Ramaphosa. Through the Brics New Development Bank – South Africa will be in a position to further expand infrastructure opportunities for trade.”The NDB also signed a memorandum of understanding on general co-operation with the Development Bank of Southern Africa.South Africa’s membership of the BRICS has become a vital element of its global economic strategy and is viewed as a catalyst and enabling tool for the pursuit and achievement of South Africa’s foreign policy priorities, including the promotion of the African Agenda, sustainable development, global governance reform and South-South cooperation.The 10th BRICS Summit will be the second BRICS Summit to be hosted by South Africa under the theme for the 10th BRICS Summit is: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.last_img read more

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Rodriguez Real Madrid’s third most expensive signing

first_imgColombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020.The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez’s signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region of 75-80 million euros, reports Xinhua.The transfer makes James the third most expensive signing in the club’s history after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club described the transfer as “one of the most important deals in history”.James is another marquee signing for Real Madrid after he won the “Golden Boot” as the top scorer in the recent World Cup held in Brazil. He netted six times, despite Colombia being knocked out of the competition in the quarter-finals and his goal in the round-of-16 against Uruguay was voted the best goal of the tournament.His arrival follows that of German international Tony Kroos, after the arrival of the World Cup winner was confirmed by Real Madrid last week.Real Madrid are also close to signing Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas, another player who excelled in Brazil with the European Champions expected to meet the Costa Rican international’s buyout clause of 10 million euros.Levante president, Francisco Catalan commented that the team from the capital would have to pay the full 10 million euros of Navas’ buyout clause.”The value of the clause is what it is and we have already said no to various offers after what happened in the World Cup and it would not be logical for us to change our posture just because it is Real Madrid,” said Catalan.advertisementNavas’ arrival at Real Madrid would open the door for either Diego Lopez or Spain international Iker Casillas to depart from the club before the end of the transfer window in August. Real Madrid have already seen midfielder Casimiro move to Porto while young striker Alvaro Morata has joined Italian champions Juventus.Meanwhile FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez returned to training Monday as the Spanish press reports that the 34-year-old will remain with the club for another season after speculation he could end his career playing in either the USA or Qatar.last_img read more

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