Fulham were saved by the woodwork in what has been a one-sided derby so far at Upton Park.With both teams’ under-pressure managers needing a victory, West Ham dominated the early stages and almost went ahead when Mark Noble’s right-wing free-kick was headed against the post by Modibo Maiga.Martin Jol’s Fulham, who have lost four matches in a row, were also relieved to see James Collins’ header from a corner drift wide.Adel Taarabt started for the Whites in place of the absent Dimitar Berbatov and the visitors are again without the injured Brede Hangeland.Fulham (4-4-1-1): Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Richardson; Duff, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Taarabt; Bent.Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Boateng, Dembele.See also:Should QPR boss Redknapp take Taarabt back to Loftus Road? 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
7 September 2012The 37th International Small Business Congress, taking place in Johannesburg from 15-18 September, will help to chart the way for small business development in South Africa, with a particular focus on emerging industries.Briefing journalists in Cape Town on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the congress would provide a platform “to benchmark and draw lessons from both the developed and developing countries with a view of sharpening policy development and high impact programmes in the South African SMME sector”.It will be the first time that the congress is held on the African soil, and more than 1 000 international delegates are expected to descend on the Sandton Convention Centre to discuss the future and role of SMEs in the global economy.International Small Business Congress president Catherine Swift will be joining speakers from South Africa, Canada, England, Nigeria, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Cameroon, Japan, France, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and India.The theme of the congress will be “Fostering small business in new and high-potential industries worldwide”.Davies said this theme was “of particular importance to South Africa, especially as we widen the market for South African goods and services through stronger focus on exports to the region and other economic groupings such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).“The theme is also important as we advocate for a diversified economy and we venture into activities geared towards greening the economy. Based on the latter, there are new opportunities for new enterprises, and this congress will provide for a learning platform in these areas.”Davies said the South African government hoped to learn from other countries how it could improve its SMME support policies, as “we have not achieved the impact in terms of small business development that we wanted to achieve”.While incubation programmes had proven to be the most successful of the government’s small business initiatives, Davies said, mentoring small companies in this way was a slow process, and the government would therefore be calling on the private sector to help sponsor programmes.The congress will be hosted in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg, the Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services (Nafcoc), the Small Enterprise Finance Agency, the Small Enterprise Development Agency, the Industrial Development Corporation, MTN Business, Absa Bank and Shanduka Black Umbrellas.Nafcoc president Lawrence Mavundla welcomed the initiative taken by the government in bringing the congress to South Africa, saying that small businesses “have always been a main driver for employment in South Africa, and with this congress a lot of jobs can be created.”Bobby Malabie, the chief executive responsible for retail and business banking at Absa, said that entrepreneurship and small business had been proven globally to be the primary creators of jobs in any economy, and that South African entrepreneurs would benefit immensely from exchanging ideas with their counterparts from other parts of the world.SAinfo reporter
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LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Washington-based franchise has also been home to an array of amazing talents through the years, including Garry Payton, Shawn Kemp, Ray Allen and even Kevin Durant during his rookie year in 2007-2008. Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos Speaking with Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum in a Player’s Tribune interview, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that Seattle is high on the list of possible destinations of the league’s “inevitable” expansion.“I think it’s just a question of when the right time is to seriously start thinking about expansion,” the NBA executive said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point that we’ll start looking at the growth of franchises,” he said. “That’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at.”The Sonics entered the league in the 1967-1968 season and won an NBA Championship the following year, led by Jack Sikma and Paul Silas. After the 2007–08 season ended, the team relocated to Oklahoma and now plays as the Oklahoma City Thunder. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Former Seattle Supersonics rookie Kevin Durant (35) greets LeBron James before an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)The Seattle Supersonics was certainly one of the the most popular franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA) during its tenure in the league from 1967 to 2008.Nine years removed from having its own NBA franchise, the basketball-hungry city could once again be soon hosting its own team.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments
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TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham to release Luca de la Torre for loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuca de la Torre is set to leave Fulham next month.The Mirror says Fulham are looking to send De la Torre out on loan.Fulham will allow him to leave for more first-team games next month and they have received initial interest from clubs in Germany and the Netherlands.Several League One clubs are also interested in the US international.Cottagers chiefs believe six months away will accelerate De la Torre’s development.
Aston Villa boss Smith: Players sorted out Mings, El Ghazi incidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith has played down an incident between Anwar El-Ghazi and Tyrone Mings. El-Ghazi appeared to throw his head at Mings, who yelled at his team-mate for being out of position in Monday’s goalless draw with West Ham United.On the incident, Smith said: “I didn’t need to [intervene], the players dealt with it. That’s the group of players I’ve got. There’s a great togetherness and team spirit in the dressing room.”Looking at it, he went over the edge a little but I’m happy for the players to do that. It was a bit of a heat of the moment, that will happen.”That’s the end of it. It got dealt with very quickly, it’s a team sport. It happens. At half time they shook hands and did their best for their teammates in the second half.”No it’s not a concern. [El Ghazi] has got a little bit of red mist in him like most professional players have.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Earlier this week, tragedy struck the Alabama community when former Crimson Tide running back Altee Tenpenny was killed in a one-car crash in Mississippi. Since, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support from Tenpenny’s former teammates. One is going above and beyond for Tenpenny’s family.John Fulton, a former defensive back for the program, has set up a gofundme.com account to help raise money for Tenpenny’s funeral. At the time of this post, over $8,500 has been raised. The goal is $15,000. Considering it’s only been live for 12 hours, it’s a safe bet they’re going to reach it.We all knew Altee as a guy that would do anything for anybody. Well now is our chance to give back to his family https://t.co/uR0jV9x3mx— John Fulton (@_Elvis_Freshley) October 22, 2015It doesn’t matter if it’s $1, $10 or $100 anything helps. We all know Altee would have done it for us #FlyHighMyGuy #RIPAltee— John Fulton (@_Elvis_Freshley) October 22, 2015Props to Fulton for taking charge. We’re sure Tenpenny’s family and friends appreciate it.
“This will give us more than a fighting chance to compete with rival jurisdictions,” Minister Bartlett pointed out. Minister Bartlett noted that the country is being viewed as an “important and interesting new market” in the region, and once all the regulations are in place “the industry will be of fundamental importance to our tourism product”. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government is looking to position Jamaica as a major player in the Caribbean gaming industry. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government is looking to position Jamaica as a major player in the Caribbean gaming industry.He noted that the country is being viewed as an “important and interesting new market” in the region, and once all the regulations are in place “the industry will be of fundamental importance to our tourism product”.“This will give us more than a fighting chance to compete with rival jurisdictions,” he pointed out.He was addressing the opening of the 7th Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on June 14.Minister Bartlett said that gaming has impacted positively on tourism in other countries, and Jamaica should be no exception. He noted that many Caribbean countries have introduced or are considering gaming.“It goes without saying that not only do we have to be introducing new games, we also have to be competitive,” he noted.“Our legislation will be seeking to advance our gaming to ensure that we are offering what is being offered around the world, and even better, so that we can attract more people, because tourism is our main industry,” he said.The Tourism Minister said the staging of the summit in Jamaica provides an opportunity for players to better understand the island’s potential in gaming, while learning about developments in the Caribbean and where new partnerships can be forged between the region’s operators and global service providers.The event, he noted, also provides the opportunity to look at different proposals and ideas surrounding gaming as well as examine what is going on around the world.“It also comes at a time when confidence among our tourism stakeholders here in Jamaica is at an all-time high and where optimism reigns supreme,” Mr. Bartlett said.“Our just-concluded winter tourism season, from December 15 to April 30, saw the country recording never-before-seen numbers in both arrivals and earnings, and with the rest of the year shaping up to be even better,” he pointed out.