SABMiller to build Namibian brewery

first_img7 March 2013 SABMiller is to invest US$40-million building a 260 000 hectolitre brewery in Okahanjda, Namibia as part of its African expansion strategy, the firm announced on Wednesday after receiving re-zoning approval on the 7.2 hectares of land selected for the project. Construction is expected to begin in April and it is hoped the brewery will become fully operational in the second half of 2014. The Johannesburg- and London-listed company said the brewery would be designed to accommodate future growth and expansion. It also plans to invest in warehousing facilities and a returnable bottle packaging line. “The local brewery will not only enable us to make more of our key brands available to consumers in the Namibian market, but it will also make a meaningful contribution to the Namibian economy once it is up and running,” SAB managing director Mauricio Leyva said in a statement. SABMiller has operated in Namibia for over 20 years and began by servicing the local market through importing South African beers. SABMiller Namibia was established in 2010 to house all Namibian operations, and is part of SABMiller’s wholly owned South African business, South African Breweries Limited. It is 60% owned by SAB Limited and 40% owned by local Namibian partners – 20% of which is made up of Onyewu Investments and 20% by three charitable trusts. It has an estimated 22% share of the Namibian market, with brands such as Castle Lager, Carling Black Label and Castle Lite. These brands will be brewed at the Okahanjda site. “Jobs will be created, our environmental impact on the country will be reduced as we shift to returnable bottles, and we will build on our existing programmes to uplift the local community,” Leyva said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Klisura, Foton target 7th victory June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright sprung into action to put some fight in the Philippines after going down by twin digits right in the first three minutes, 2-12.“June Mar saved us,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. “We got off to a terrible start.”Gilas just couldn’t quite shake off Taipei—much like Japan in their 77-71 opening win in Tokyo—as the Taiwanese hung around for most of the second half until Wright stepped up to provide the spark the Filipinos needed in the final quarter.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 Filipino-Canadian Wright knocked in all of his 11 points in the fourth period, nine coming from three-point range, that gave Gilas some breather, 84-76, going into the last two minutes.Castro led the Philippines with 20 points, the same number he dropped in Japan, while Fajardo also delivered 17 points and eight rebounds. The Taiwanese last threatened at 73-72, at the six-minute mark before a Castro three-point play and the last of Wright’s three triples put the Filipinos in command for good, 79-72.Despite the perfect start, the pressure mounts as Gilas takes on powerhouse Australia next in the tournament’s second window starting Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.Taipei’s naturalized player Quincy Davis dropped 12 of his team-best 20 points early to lift the Taiwanese to a 19-8 edge, before the Filipinos rallied to wrest the lead, 44-42, at halftime.Aussies whip JapaneseIn another qualifying match, Australia, nowhere near its full strength but still posing as the biggest hurdle for Gilas Pilipinas in the first round of the qualifying series, whipped Japan, 82-58, at Titanium Arena for a similar 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Australia kicked off its campaign with a lopsided win over Chinese Taipei, 104-66, on Friday at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Despite the final score, Australia did not have an easy time against Japan, not with the visiting Japanese shooting well in the early goings and trailing by just one, 23-22, at the end of the first quarter.The Akatsuki Five stayed within striking distance of the Boomers up until the payoff period, where Australia outscored Japan, 22-8, to put the game beyond reach.Tall orderReyes described the bid to beat Australia, which finished fourth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as “suntok sa buwan (a long shot) to the highest degree” even minus Aussie NBA stars like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova.Australia, its current roster bannered by Olympic veterans like Chris Goulding, Brad Newley and Damian Martin, is among the favorites to qualify in the region as the new Fiba grouping merged Asia and Oceania.Australia ranks ninth in the world rankings, the highest in the Asia-Oceania group, followed by Iran (22nd), China (24th), New Zealand (27th) and the Philippines (30th).True to form, Australia wasted no time in showing its might when it torched Chinese Taipei with a 62 percent shooting clip from the field.Daniel Kickert, who dropped 15 points in just over 17 minutes of action, led five Aussies who finished in twin digits against the Taiwanese. —WITH FIBA.COMPHILIPPINES 90—Castro 20, Fajardo 17, Wright 11, Pogoy 11, Ravena 9, Abueva 8, Blatche 6, Norwood 5, Aguilar 3.CHINESE-TAIPEI 83—Davis 20, Chou Y. 17, Huang 16, Liu 7, Tsai 6, Lee 6, Chou P.C. 4, Chou P.H. 3, Chen 2, Chiang 2, Hu 0, Lu 0.Quarters: 18-23, 44-42, 65-64, 90-83 LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERIn defending its home court, Gilas Pilipinas got a bit sloppy.The old reliables, though, managed to clean up the mess as the Philippines turned back Chinese Taipei, 90-83, for a 2-0 start in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in England

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina admits he’s enjoying his football in England.Having also played in France and Italy, Lemina says the Premier League is where he wants to stay.He said, “I definitely prefer playing in an English club. Which? I would rather play in an English club (smile), it’s true that the English championship really pleases me, I really bloom in England, my family is also flourishing so it’s really important for me. “After a big club abroad too, why not, I’m ready for all the challenges in any case, and my wish is really to find the Champions League, to play in it again and to really show that I have changed and I’m not the same player as before.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoBorussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane critics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane criticsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund fullback Ashraf Hakimi has hit back at the critics of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Hakimi is in the second of a two season loan from Real.He told AS: “Sometimes I find the criticism addressed to Zidane and the players unfair, they brought many things to the club with the Champions Leagues and other trophies too. “And above all, they improved the club, I do not think they deserve this treatment, they are club legends, they deserve a little respect. I think Zidane is ideal for Real Madrid, there is no coach who has won three Champions Leagues in a row for the same club. He is the ideal person and he has already proved it.” last_img read more

Video: Jahlil Okafor Missed A Reverse Dunk, And Coach K Almost Lost His Mind

first_imgCoach K celebrates with the crowd.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates with fans after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 79-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke is having no trouble with 16-seed Robert Morris Friday night, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still rather unhappy with at least one Blue Devils player on his squad. Freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, arguably the best player in the country, did a little showboating by trying to throw down a reverse dunk early in the second half. Coach K almost lost his mind and pulled him right after.Things get a little tougher for Duke on Sunday – the Blue Devils will get either St. John’s or San Diego State.last_img read more

Trudeau says approach to Trump will be to find common ground on

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to seek common ground as uncertainty looms over the future of NAFTA.Trudeau and Trump are to meet at the White House as round four of talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement get underway a few kilometres away in Arlington, V.A.But Trump has repeatedly signalled he’s rather rip up the deal before renegotiating it, casting a pall over the talks.Trudeau told a summit for businesswomen in D.C. Tuesday night that he views his meeting with the president as a continuation of their efforts to find ways to mutually benefit both countries.“President Trump got elected on many of the same goals I got elected on of making sure that people who don’t feel like the success and growth of the economy has worked for them do better,” he said.“We don’t always have the same policy prescriptions to do that but in our desire to help the middle class and those working hard to join it we always find common ground.”Trudeau will head into his meeting with Trump after talks with the influential House of Representatives’ Ways and Means committee, one of two bodies of U.S. lawmakers helping negotiators put forward the U.S. positions on trade.Talks kick off Wednesday with a discussion of government procurement, already a thorny subject as U.S. negotiators suggested during the last round of talks in Ottawa they want to limit access to Canadians and Mexicans to U.S. projects.After that, discussions will move onto developing remedies for trade disputes and on Saturday, the discussions are expected to turn to agriculture.Trudeau said he sees room for modernizing the deal, but also to make it more progressive.“Putting progressive elements into trade deals – labour protections, environmental protections – actually helps us make the case for trade and reassure people that the benefits of trade will be distributed more fairly and not just to the small number of people who’ve always benefited from it in the past.”That Trudeau is in D.C. as NAFTA talks resume was something of a coincidence; the trip was originally planned in connection with the summit he attended Tuesday evening.Prior to delving into trade issues Wednesday, he’s also meeting with an organization that promotes women’s education.On Thursday, he’ll leave for Mexico, his first official visit to that country.last_img read more

Belgium must overcome mental barrier – Martinez

first_imgBelgium boss Roberto Martinez has no doubts over the talent within his squad but insists they must break the mental barrier to win the upcoming World CupWith the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at the peak of their abilities heading into Russia this summer, Belgium are being heavily fancied as one of the dark horses for the World Cup.However, the Red Devils suffered a shock defeat to Wales in the last eight of the Euro 2016 and were eliminated by Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.“We need to learn how to be a winning team,” Martinez said in a new book Football 2.0: How The World’s Best Play The Modern Game, via BBC.“We’ve got exceptional talent, but talent on its own is not enough to win a major tournament. We’ve never had the direction before.”After reaching the final of the 1980 European Championship and later making the semi-finals of the 1986 World Cup, Belgium then suffered a long period of no success with the national side failing to qualify for a major tournament between 2002 and 2014.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…Yet, in that difficult period, a new development structure was made which bases itself on young prospects playing in a 4-3-3 system.Nowadays, Belgium have a host of stars playing for some of the biggest clubs in Europe and have become a force to be reckoned with.Now Martinez believes that if they can win a tournament, then they can go on to emulate both France and Spain who both went on to win the European championship after winning the World Cup.“The mentality is the biggest area we have to improve,” Martinez said.“We need to work on the psychology and the mental aspect of being a team. We need the right mentality to get through the difficult moments of a game.“When France and Spain did that, and won, there was a knock-on effect where they went on to win more trophies.”last_img read more

Belgiums victory will motivate next generation

first_imgBelgium’s head coach Roberto Martinez has stated that his aim of winning third place play-off against England, isn’t only to get a good place in the 2018 FIFA world cup, but also to inspire their next generation of Belgium football players.“Belgium football is very strong and the concepts that we have is something we want to inspire in the next generation… You have to be very, very good at what you do in order to win, but for us the way you play is essential… We want to develop the younger players in the same manner that’s why it is essential for us to perform tomorrow in a typical Belgian way and make sure we do that at the high performance [level],” Martinez told journalists as quoted in Four Four Two.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Belgium team in the semi-finals lost 1-0 to France on Tuesday leaving them to battle with England for third place of the FIFA 2018. This, however, isn’t their first meeting in this world cup, as they beat England 1-0 during the group stage.“This will be the same tactical game, there are no secrets between the sides, I think there is clarity of how England has been successful in this tournament. I think they are very dynamic, very quick, you can see the pace of players like [Raheem] Sterling, Harry Kane… This will be a challenge for us, we have to have concentration, be able to cope. But I don’t think this will be a surprise [comparing to] the group [stage],” the head coach said.last_img read more

Comcasts new remote control lets you channel surf with your eyes

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Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 2:07 See it Post a comment Abt Electronics Tags Comcast’s Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote that pairs with eye gaze systems. Comcast My eyes follow a little cartoon cow from the top left to the bottom right of a Microsoft Surface screen. There’s a reason I’m staring so intensely — and it’s not because it’s adorable. Both of my pupils are dilated by the act, but in less than five seconds they will be paired with a new virtual remote control system, the Comcast Xfinity X1 eye control. After this calibration ends, I can now access the virtual keyboard on the Microsoft Surface. By staring at specific buttons on this virtual keyboard in my internet browser, I can flip through different channels on the connected TV behind the computer. Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, on Monday released this new virtual keyboard, compatible with laptops and computers, to help you navigate your TV screen with the power of your gaze.This virtual keyboard is the latest example of how companies are working to make their products and services accessible to the disability community. For instance, at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple announced Voice Control, an accessibility feature that allows users with motor limitations to browse their iOS devices by simply speaking directions. Similarly, Google at its annual I/O conference in May announced a Live Caption feature that transcribes videos and audio in real time, meant to benefit deaf users. Comcast’s customizable virtual keyboard is accessed via the URL Xfin.tv/access, and it will be available to people with both the existing Comcast Xfinity platform and third-party assistive eye-tracking technology from companies such as Tobi. Customers can use the technology to not only change the channel, but also launch the TV guide, search for content or record a movie. While the keyboard is available to anyone with the Xfinity X1 cable TV platform and a browser, the technology is intended to benefit people who cannot use their hands well enough to handle a remote control, including people with ALS or spinal cord injuries — or for those who just need to use a voice-controlled device.During my trial of the Xfinity X1 eye control, Comcast repeatedly referenced how the product could assist those with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that gets worse with time and causes people to lose control of their muscle movement. There are more than 30,000 Americans and 450,000 in total worldwide with the condition, according to the ALS Therapy Institute. “Disability isn’t a one-size fits all … We have to be able to spend that time with the customer and understand what they’re trying to accomplish,” said Tom Wlodkowski, who heads up the accessibility team at Comcast. “And then assess what equipment, what services we have that can line up with their needs … to deliver the experience they’re looking for.”Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy, was one of the first to receive the new X1 eye control system. Philadelphia resident Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy, was one of the first to receive the new X1 eye control system. Comcast A keyboard layered with optionsThe Xfinity X1 eye control system does require some discipline. If you aren’t used to the technology, a distracted gaze could mean clicking on the wrong TV channel.Fortunately, the keyboard is customizable, which means there are options for using your eyes. Instead of using the dwelling feature to select keys based on the length of your gaze, you can opt to blink to make a selection. You can also adjust how long you want to gaze or how much you want to blink for the keyboard to select optionsWlodkowski, who has two decades’ worth of creating tech for people with disabilities, says the company’s long-term vision with the platform isn’t just about making watching TV easier, but using its X1 platform, available in 39 states, to operate a whole smart home. “X1 is the centerpiece of what we call the operating system of the home … You can manage your home network,” said Wlodkowski. “You can arm, disarm your security system. Our job is to make sure this is as inclusive as possible.”For Comcast, accessibility has long been part of the culture. In October 2013, it opened its first dedicated center for customers with disabilities. Today, the center houses about 90 agents who handle more than 20,000 monthly interactions through calls and email, according to Wlodkwosi. Those with legacy platforms older than the Xfinity X1 can also acquire the service by calling the company’s disability customer center.”It’s less about the business opportunity … You are already paying for a service, let’s give you the most out of it,” said Wlodkowski.Correction, 7:43 a.m. PT: This story initially misspelled the name of Comcast’s accessibility head. His name is Tom Wlodkowski. Comcast Microsoft Applelast_img read more

KKR may pick up CCD founder VG Siddharthas stake in Mindtree

first_imgCCD founder VG Siddhartha may offload his stake in information technology major Mindtree, a news report says.As the largest investor in Mindtree, Sidhartha controls about 26 per cent shares through companies including Coffee Day Enterprises and Coffee Day Trading.Private equity firm KKR has evinced interest in picking up a major stake in Mindtree, the report says quoting sources in the company.Siddhartha had stepped down as an independent director in March, triggering speculation that he might cash out on his investments. Market observers say Siddhartha might be in need of the funds for further expansion of CCD.Shares of MindTree were trading at Rs 860 at 12 noon on NSE down from its previous close of Rs 902. The Coffee Day Enterprise was trading at Rs 268, up 1.63 per cent from the previous close.”Mindtree is in talks with several large potential investment firms, including KKR,” Livemint website quoted a source as saying.The website reported in June that NEC Corp of Japan and a large global private equity fund were in initial talks to acquire a controlling stake in Mindtree.There have been reports that the promoter group of the company, including its co-founders such as Krishnakumar N. (3.72 per cent stake), Subroto Bagchi (3.11 per cent), N.S. Parthasarathy (1.43 per cent) and Rostow Ravanan (0.71 per cent) have not been looking to sell their stakes.”We have several marquee financial investors who, over a long period of time, have helped build Mindtree into a highly valued institution. As with all financial investors, they have the prerogative to monetise their stake based on their individual priorities. At Mindtree, we are not privy to the plans of these investors and hence cannot offer any comments on it,” Livemint said quoting an email of Krishnakumar, Mindtree chairman.Krishnakumar also informed the portal that the company was currently not in the process of appointing a banker.Estimates show that the 1999-founded Mindtree with offices in Bengaluru and New Jersey and employing about 19,000 people saw a 4.3 per cent rise in revenue to Rs 5,463 crore FY2018 with the net profit rising by 36 per cent to Rs 570 crore.last_img read more