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Global NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 2020-2030: NXP Semiconductors, Broadcom, Texas Instruments and…

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The “NFC Chips Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2020-2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. A new study presents detailed information of key market dynamics, including drivers, trends, and challenges for the global NFC chips market as well as its structure. This study offers valuable information on the global NFC chips market in order to illustrate how the global market is expected to expand during the forecast period 2020-2030. Key indicators of market growth, which include value chain analysis and compound annual growth rate (CAGR), have been elucidated in the study in a comprehensive manner. This data can help readers interpret the quantitative growth aspects of the global NFC chips market. An extensive analysis of business strategies adopted by leading market players has also been featured in the study on the global NFC chips market. This can help readers understand key factors responsible for growth of the global NFC chips market. In this study, readers can also find specific data on avenues for qualitative and quantitative growth of the global NFC chips market. This data would guide market players in making apt decisions in the near future. Key Questions Answered in this Study on NFC Chips MarketWhat would be the Y-o-Y growth trend of the global NFC chips market between 2020 and 2030?What is the influence of changing trends in technology on the global NFC chips market?Would North America continue to be the most dominant regional market for providers of NFC chips over the next few years?Which factors would hinder the global NFC chips market during the forecast period?Which are the leading companies operating in the global NFC chips market ? Key Topics Covered: 1. Global NFC Chips Market – Executive Summary 2. Market Overview 3. Market Dynamics 4. Associated Industry and Key Indicator Assessment 5. Global NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 6. Global NFC Chips Market Analysis By Product Application 7. Global NFC Chips Market Analysis By Storage Capacity 8. Global NFC Chips Market Analysis By End-user 9. Global NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region 10. North America NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 11. Europe NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 12. Asia Pacific NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 13. Middle East & Africa (MEA) NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 14. South America NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 15. Competition Assessment 16. Competition Deep-dive (Manufacturers/Suppliers) 17. Recommendation- Critical Success Factors 18. Research Methodology 19. Assumptions & Acronyms Used Companies MentionedNXP Semiconductors B.V.Broadcom Inc.Texas Instruments Inc.Qualcomm Inc.Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.MediaTek Inc.STMicroelectronics N.V.AMS AGSony CorporationMarvell Storage Capacity Group Ltd., For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/26j5tl View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005328/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:16 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:16 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005328/en Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 center_img Global NFC Chips Market Analysis and Forecast 2020-2030: NXP Semiconductors, Broadcom, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm Dominate – ResearchAndMarkets.com Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Twitter Previous articlePaediatric Consumer Health in South Africa Analysis and Forecasts to 2025, Featuring Benylin, Panado, and Calpol – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Microfluidic Devices Market Forecast to 2026 – Impact of COVID-19, Company Profiles and Recent Developments – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Report: Free agent Paul George will return to the Oklahoma City Thunder

first_img Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Paul George will reportedly stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Prior to the start of free agency: PreviousA person familiar with the decision says the Cavaliers will extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood. The team plans to make the offer ahead of Friday’s, June 29 midnight deadline, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing publicly discussing its plans ahead of free agency starting.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)JJ Redick (left), Doug McDermott (center) and Wayne Ellington (right) are among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/File)Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James leads the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George is among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)Clint Capela (center) is among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Aaron Gordon is among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)A person familiar with the decision says the Cavaliers will extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood. The team plans to make the offer ahead of Friday’s, June 29 midnight deadline, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing publicly discussing its plans ahead of free agency starting.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)JJ Redick (left), Doug McDermott (center) and Wayne Ellington (right) are among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/File)NextShow Caption1 of 6JJ Redick (left), Doug McDermott (center) and Wayne Ellington (right) are among the NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone when it hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/File)ExpandThe NBA’s free agency period is days away and the speculation continues to grow for the Summer of LeBron (James).The top two free agents, James and George, have been teammates during All-Star Games, but this offseason provides them the opportunity to play an entire season together.While George has expressed interest in coming to Los Angeles and James is looking to find the right team he can finish out his career with, the glue that can hold this together and make it possible for a team like the Lakers would be Kawhi Leonard.The Lakers have reportedly re-engaged in trade talks with the San Antonio Spurs for Leonard. If Leonard is traded to LA, it could be the first of several dominoes to fall in the favor of the Lakers.It was reported Thursday that George informed the Oklahoma City Thunder that he will opt out for the final year of his current contract to become an unrestricted free agent.Whether the LA Clippers are really have a chance at signing George or James, the team made a recent trade that sent guard Austin Rivers, the son of head coach Doc Rivers, to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat.The deal led to questions about the future of DeAndre Jordan. As of June 29, Jordan decided to opt-out of his deal to test free agency. If he does not return to the Clippers on a new deal, the Dallas Mavericks are expected to be a landing spot for Jordan.We have all seen this story before. Jordan, who played college basketball at Texas A&M, made a verbal agreement to play for Dallas in July 2015 before he having a chance of heart and signing a new contract to remain in LA. Since Lakers decided to extend a qualifying offer to Julius Randle, consider Randle an option for Dallas as well during the offseason.Follow along throughout the offseason for live updates and news regarding your favorite NBA team.PreviousKawhi Leonard defends Chris Paul in the 2015 playoffs. In the season of speculation in 2018, one scenario has Leonard, Paul and LeBron James teaming up in Los Angeles. (Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register)Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends against LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game at Quicken Loans Arena on January 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJulius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers defends against a shot from DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers during their NBA game on April 6, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)Kawhi Leonard defends Chris Paul in the 2015 playoffs. In the season of speculation in 2018, one scenario has Leonard, Paul and LeBron James teaming up in Los Angeles. (Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register)NextShow Caption1 of 3Kawhi Leonard defends Chris Paul in the 2015 playoffs. In the season of speculation in 2018, one scenario has Leonard, Paul and LeBron James teaming up in Los Angeles. (Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register)ExpandTop 5 free agents to watch this offseason:LeBron JamesPaul GeorgeChris PaulDeAndre JordanJulius Randle On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Los Angeles Clippers headlines:DeAndre Jordan opts out of his Clippers contract.Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat, perhaps setting up DeAndre Jordan’s exit.Reaction to the LA Clippers trading Austin Rivers.Clippers not concerned about having a sudden glut of guards on their roster. Chris Paul also confirms that he is staying with the Houston Rockets. Ruling out the possibly of him joining LeBron James on a team. Paul will sign a four-year deal worth $160 million, according to Wojnarowski. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Friday: Players have until 8:59 p.m. PT to decide to opt in or opt out of next year’s contracts. James, George, the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, the New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter and others with player options for their 2018-19 contracts must make their decisions known by this deadline.Saturday: This is the last day for teams to extend qualifying offers to restricted free agents. The Lakers have already made a $5.6-million qualifying offer to Randle, making him a restricted free agent.The free-agent negotiating period begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Teams and free agents can begin talks officially. Players can announce where they intend to sign or where they have been traded, but contracts cannot be made official until the moratorium ends later next week.July 6: Moratorium ends at 9 a.m. PT, with free agents able to sign contracts and trades to be completed. Once a restricted free agent such as Randle signs an offer sheet with another team, the Lakers will have 48 hours to decide whether to match it and retain him.Aug. 31: This is the last day to waive players and apply the stretch provision to their contracts. For instance, the Lakers could waive Luol Deng and stretch his contract, creating more cap flexibility. Deng is owed $36.8 million over the next two seasons, starting at $18 million in 2018-19. The Lakers can stretch him out to $7.4 million over five years, which would open $9.8 million in additional cap space immediately. – Elliot TeafordLos Angeles Lakers headlines:Heisler: LeBron James looks like he’s the Lakers’ to lose.How can the Lakers add LeBron James and Paul George?The Lakers reportedly ‘re-engage’ Spurs on Kawhi Leonard trade talks.Magic Johnson says he’ll quit if the team strikes out in free agency the next two summers.Former NBA players share thoughts on LeBron’s latest free agency decision.LA Lakers extend qualifying offer to Julius Randle.Tyler Ennis waived by the Lakers.Lakers’ Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant KEY DATES/TIMESRelated Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Killybegs Fishermen warn fate of industry remains linked to Brexit

first_imgLocal fishermen say this is the calm before the storm of Brexit, as the exit could be ‘potentially devastating’ for the future of the industry.The comments come after the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) recognised a ‘reasonable outcome’ to this week’s Fisheries Council talks.The KFO said the Council of Fisheries Ministers annual meeting in Brussels has delivered a reasonable overall result on certain key stocks but has upheld misguided proposals on others. Its CEO, Seán O’Donoghue, said at the end of Council that this is almost certain to be the last December Fisheries Council in this format with the looming withdrawal of the UK from the EU. This was the metaphorical calm before a potentially devastating storm with the long- term future of the industry very much in the balance as the UK and EU negotiating teams assess and mould Britain’s exit plan from the EU.Commenting on the conclusion of talks which entered a third day, Mr O’Donoghue said that TACs and quotas had been set at sustainable levels.He said: “The Commission’s unworkable proposals for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea were changed to setting appropriate by catch and catch levels for these species and a range of workable technical conservation measures to avoid a vast array of sustainable fisheries being closed. “There were significant sustainable increases in a number of species such as 41% increase in mackerel, 23% and 30% increases respectively in haddock in areas 6a and 7b-k, a 7% increase in monkfish area 7 and a doubling of small sole quota area 7gf. “The reduction in nephrops our second most important economic stock was not unexpected but none the less it will have an affect on the demersal fleet. “The 30% reduction in monkfish in area 6a and the 40% reduction in pollack areas 6 are disappointing as they are based on dubious science. In the overall context of all stocks of Irish interest there has a small increase of 1%.” He added, “I wish to thank Minister Creed and his team of officials for achieving a reasonable sustainable outcome in difficult circumstances.” “A no-deal Brexit really cannot be what people want but it still is a possibility on 1st January 2021. The situation would be uncontrollable with almost 3,000 kilometers of a ‘water border’ to be policed and the potentially devastating consequences for fleets which would have to be tied up. “Ultimately, it would be the death knell for many coastal fishing communities, with the demise of the Irish seafood sector to the tune of between 30% and 50% and projected job losses of between 30% and 40% in the fishing industry here. The reliance we have on UK waters for species such as mackerel (60%) and nephrops (40%) is staggering, these are two main money “spenders” for the industry. It’s very hard to get one’s head around the fact that waters, to which we have enjoyed access, could be out of bounds on 1st January 2021 with no physical wall nor barrier in place.“It is imperative that no stone is left unturned to protect the Irish seafood sector in the future   trade negotiations which, last year alone, was valued at €1.25billion, employing more than 14,300 people predominantly in rural, coastal locations. Michel Barnier and Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan will play key roles, along with our Government, to negotiate the retention of the close linkage between fisheries and the wider trade relationship in order to maintain existing access to fishing waters and existing resource allocations. This linkage is absolutely critical.“Whereas fish are mobile and know no borders nor bear any nationality, our trawlers don’t have this luxury and must obey boundaries and exclusion zones. We must do absolutely everything in our power to deliver a reasonable solution in terms of access to waters and resources thereby avoiding a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and the ramifications which this would have for our sector,” concluded Mr O’Donoghue.Killybegs Fishermen warn fate of industry remains linked to Brexit was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Promising future for South African football

first_imgThe recent South African Football Association Under-17 Inter-Provincial Tournament was part of president Danny Jordaan’s plan to develop youth football. Judging from the talent displayed, the future of the local game looks promising. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • Maqsood Chenia Under-17 selector South African Football Association +27 83 377 5294 [email protected] • Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives• Dreamfields changes lives• Boost for South African football coaching• Grassroots football alive and kicking• Centre for South Africa’s future football stars Shamin ChibbaKaizer Chiefs’ under-17 right-winger, Katlego Mashego, looks nothing like a footballer. He is short, has small shoulders, a narrow chest and skinny legs that seem as if they can barely kick a ball. But when he puts on the club’s gold jersey, he transforms into a potent attacker, beating defenders with clever feints and speed. Labelled the team’s star player by his coach, the former Bafana Bafana midfielder Arthur Zwane, Mashego represents everything that is right with development football at the moment.The 16-year-old was chosen for the provisional South African under-17 squad out of 240 promising footballers who featured at the South African Football Association (Safa) under-17 Inter-Provincial Tournament held at the Nike Training Centre in Soweto between 1 and 5 April. All nine provinces, including the academies of Wits University, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns, were part of the spectacle. And the talent on show will give South African football administrators and fans something to look forward to in the future.The tournament forms part of Safa president Danny Jordaan’s drive to overhaul youth football in a country where the game at development level has been neglected in recent years. This is evident in that the last time Safa hosted this very same tournament was in 2010.Maqsood Chenia, one of three South African under-17 selectors who were scouting players in Soweto, said the tournament presented him a base from which to judge players who might have the talent not only to enter his team but also to become regulars for Bafana Bafana. “The senior team is forced to choose from a limited bunch. That’s why tournaments like this will be very forthcoming for selection.” Provinces disrupted by poor preparationChenia was pleased with the talent seen at the tournament, especially that of the academy sides. However, he was concerned about a few provinces that did not perform too well, including Eastern Cape and Northern Cape. “As Safa, we should be concerned that we are not doing enough in those rural areas.”He explained that the selectors felt a South African under-17 B-team should be put together so that talented individuals from the weaker provinces could be selected. “We would give provinces like the Eastern Cape an indication that two or three of their players are selected so they can work on those players. We have to pick 20 players from about 240. That’s less than 10%. So the overflow must be taken into consideration.”Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal claimed to have talented teams, but their performances were lacklustre because of poor preparation. Gauteng had problems assembling their squad a day before the tournament began. KwaZulu-Natal coach Doctor Mkhonza said his team did not have enough time to train, having only assembled a day before departing for Johannesburg. “We didn’t have a single day to prepare. We just drove up here and played.”His team’s left-winger, Ncebo Nala, said the players did not know each other before leaving for the tournament, which affected their performance. “We all met each other for the first time on Monday [two days before the tournament]. We were picked up in Pietermaritzburg and came [to Johannesburg] on Tuesday. We drew the first match against the Eastern Cape because we didn’t know each other.”Nala, who has been picked for the provisional South African under-17 side, said the problem could come from the difficulty in bringing together players who lived far from one another. “It’s a problem because some of us are from Mtubatuba and ‘Maritzburg and others are from Newcastle and Durban.”Despite being an academy team, Kaizer Chiefs also had to deal with administrative problems just before the tournament began. Zwane said they were going to register players born in 1997, but Safa enforced a rule stating that only boys born after 1998 could participate. They did not have much time to quickly scout for players. “We could only look for players in Gauteng because it wasn’t going to be easy for us to go out and scout nationally. So we had to look for players who were doing well for their respective teams.”But Chenia said the teams had no excuse for their poor preparation as they were informed about the tournament months before it started. “When the tournament was well advertised, why weren’t the teams prepared on time? What are their excuses? If there are administrative problems they need to be sorted out.” Academies have the advantageProvincial coaches argued that having academies participate in the tournament did not give their teams a competitive advantage nor did it give their players an opportunity to be considered for the South African team.Mkhonza said that his team did not stand a chance at winning the tournament against the likes of Chiefs, to whom they lost the semi-final 3-0. The difference, he said, was that academy players had been training every day for a number of years and they knew each other really well, whereas the provincial sides lacked training, competitive match experience and rapport among players.When the tournament was drawn up, Chenia said, the idea of including academies was a concern. However, their inclusion would allow provinces to gauge where they were in terms of their development. “Teams like the Eastern Cape, which lost 5-0, would go back and realise they needed to do a lot to improve their game. If the tournament only had the provinces, they’d never get to know where they were.”Academies had a great support structure that could help players ease their way into the professional setup, Zwane pointed out. Those who came out of the Kaizer Chiefs academy would have been honed to such a point that they would be able to sign professional or development contracts with the club by the time they turned 17.Being in an academy, Mashego said he and his teammates developed quicker than most players. His team trained every day and experienced coaches were on hand to refine their technique and mental abilities.At under-17 level, coaches are trying their best to prepare the boys for the reserve team. “All of us want to get to that reserve side at an early age so that you don’t struggle going into the first team,” said Mashego. “Current Premier Soccer League (PSL) players, the young boys, they get signed by clubs and when they go to the first team they struggle.”Mashego said that with the top-class training they received, he and his teammates believed they would be capable of playing in Europe someday. “We all want to play for Kaizer Chiefs but we see the club as a stepping stone to Europe.”WATCH: SAFA president Danny Jordaan speaks on the importance of youth development football Football education starts at a very young ageOn the football pitch, Mashego plays with the confidence of a professional in his prime. His passing is crisp, his first touch is effective and he dribbles with purpose. What is extraordinary, and rare for a young footballer, is that he transfers this confidence to his life off the field. His side may have lost the tournament final 3-0 to a well-oiled Wits University, but the result has not diminished the faith Mashego has in himself. He still believes he will sign his first professional contract with Kaizer Chiefs within the next two years.He is proof that playing from a very young age will bring out the best in a footballer, he believes – he started when he was just three years old. At the age of eight, he joined Wits University’s academy before heading off to Palmeiros Academy three years later. He joined Chiefs nine months ago, and will be one of the youngest players in their under-19 squad when they travel to Cape Town for the Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup later this month. “I don’t think it is good for a player just to start when he’s 13 because at that age you’re expected to have some of the basics as a player.”Chenia said that at age nine, children were still learning the game and their skills should be honed in this period through participation, interaction and regional tournaments. But by age 12, the learning eventually stopped and all the knowledge would then be put to use.Talented boys like Mashego could enter teams that were a few years above their age group because they grew quicker today than players did when he was young, Zwane said. “The most important thing is they develop well, they know the basics of the game and personalise their game while they’re still young.”A good development structure ensured players rose through the ranks together, he added. By the time they were full professionals they would have played with each other numerous times. Zwane himself had honed his skills as an under-10 player in the Chappies League before signing up for Jomo Cosmos’ under-19s many years later. At 17, he got his first contract with the senior team, which started a career that included appearances for clubs such as Orlando Pirates, Santos and Kaizer Chiefs. By rising through each age group, he got to befriend a number of players. “There’s a lot of players from that development structure that we played against. We knew each other. And most of us were also picked by [Ephraim] ‘Shakes’ Mashaba for the national team. So we grew up together.”He said it would be ideal to have more national tournaments and leagues for children between the ages of 12 and 16 to create a similar structure and a strong pool of players who could potentially play for senior teams at club and international levels. “We need to have a league and involve the clubs from a young age, where, for instance, Kaizer Chiefs can play Amazulu in Durban. They’ll get exposure and experience, and they’ll learn more about the game while they are still young. If you can make sure they play a lot of games and get the right coaching then I don’t see us going wrong.”In his first public statement as president of Safa last September, Jordaan implied that South Africa did not have a large pool of young players. He pointed out that Germany played about 80 000 junior matches over a weekend; Spain played 30 000 and France had 40 000. South Africa did not come close to those numbers. “If you find 3 000 matches in South Africa, you’re doing well. That’s the problem,” he said. But Jordaan is already working on that issue. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust, which he helped to set up, will provide the funds for development tournaments like the under-17 championship. FIFA put aside R450-million ($42.6-billion) for football development in South Africa. Already, R17.1-million has been ploughed into the establishment of Safa under-13 and under-15 boys’ and girls’ leagues in 311 local football associations around the country, with regional and provincial championships tied to them. These leagues and championships are meant to develop players who can compete in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Possible improvementsJordaan’s youth development focus has a clear goal: to make South Africa one of the top three countries in Africa and to place them in the top 20 on FIFA’s world rankings. But to get there, a number of improvements have to be made. Jordaan mentioned one of his ideas at the launch of the Safa under-17 Inter-Provincial Tournament.He said PSL clubs should focus on youth development instead of buying players. However, he conceded that many of the clubs lacked the funds to run youth academies. “Some of them will say they don’t have the financial resources and that’s it. If you look at how many PSL clubs actually have sponsors, you will find that many of them play without a sponsor. It could also be a revenue problem.”However, Zwane said this should not be an excuse for clubs to avoid setting up youth structures and that they should look for funding if they were financially constrained. “If you are talking about development it’s supposed to start with the youth.”In an ESPN blog, South African sports writer Firdose Moonda said that while Jordaan’s implementation of nationwide age-group leagues was admirable, his aim to make South Africa a top 20 team would not be realised if there were not enough skilled coaches at youth development level to ensure children were guided properly.According to Jordaan, there is only one coach for every 2 000 players in South Africa, which is a major concern for Safa.Moonda suggested that the game be reintroduced to the country’s top sporting schools, which had the best facilities. She added that teams should tour regularly and play against good opposition as a way to continuously measure themselves against the best. There had to be a pipeline that led exceptionally talented players to academies – and to be contracted to clubs – so that they were constantly learning and viewed football as a viable career option, she added.Talent scouting should be considered an important aspect of development, Chenia said after noting that there were no scouts from professional clubs at the Inter-Provincial Tournament. Currently, there was no scouting programme in South Africa, which he said was denting football development. “If you look at developing countries of the world, scouting is a key factor in their game. The first world countries in football will not allow any talent to go through the sieve. Yet, we are losing so much of talent year in and year out.”He added that a lot of money was spent on the Inter-Provincial Tournament but without scouts looking for players, not just the talent was wasted but so were the resources. South African players are too smallMashego may have made it on to the South African under-17 provisional squad, but for him to compete at international level he will have to refine the technical skills he already has to make up for what he lacks in physical stature.This is not a dilemma only he faces. According to Chenia, the problem pervades all levels of the South African game. “We’ve got a huge problem in terms of size,” he said, when talking about playing against other African teams. “The physical aspect of opposition like Nigeria or Ghana is awed.”He said that with physicality being a greater feature of the game than ever before, South African players would have to rely heavily on technical skills. He referred to Spain as an example of a team with small players who used their technical abilities to be world beaters. “We need to grasp the approach of Lionel Messi and the approach of Spain to overcome our physical constraints with sheer mobility and speed.”He admitted that a lot of work needed to be done on the under-17 team, which had failed to make an impression in the last two tournaments in which it had participated. That meant Mashego and his national under-17 teammates would have to have longer training camps, more rigorous drills and lengthier playing seasons, Chenia said, to ensure they qualified for next year’s CAF African under-17 Championship in Niger.Mashego is eager to work hard for his success, an attitude he expresses clearly on the field. “At the moment I would say that I have the ability [to succeed] because at Kaizer Chiefs we train at a high intensity every day so that when we go into a game we don’t struggle. And I think that helps me as a player to go anywhere in the world to compete,” he said.last_img read more

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UST, FEU advance to UAAP beach volleyball semifinals

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University secured the first two spots in the semifinals of the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.Season 79’s finalists arrived in the penultimate round unscathed with identical 5-0 records.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Cherry Rondina and Caitlyn Viray ran roughshod over University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero, 21-7, 21-15, in its first game. The Golden Tigresses, then, capped their day with a brutal sweep of Adamson University’s Bernadette Flora and Chrislyn Uy, 21-9, 21-14.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 shutoutBernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza also triumphed over the Lady Falcons, 21-12, 21-14, in their first game on Saturday.The Lady Tamaraws, then, brushed off the University of the East duo of Judith Abil and Angelica Dacaymat, 21-10, 21-7. La Salle and the Lady Maroons walked off SM Sands by the Bay with 3-2 records and are poised to take the remaining semifinals spots. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NU stops slide at expense of UP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

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Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines just found another cause for celebration when swingman Rob Ricafort secured one more judicial victory regarding his eligibility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said Ricafort got a preliminary injunction, extending the restraining order against his ineligibility and allowing him to play for UP for the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Alab Pilipinas to get veteran boost from import Reggie Okosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Ricafort earlier secured a TRO from Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19, which had a 20-day lifespan, back in September 22.Since then, UP has gone 2-4, with Ricafort playing in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-87 victory over defending champion De La Salle in the first round.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 shutout“Rob was there when the decision was read and he was obviously happy,” said Perasol in a text message. “We’re happy of course for Rob and as a team, we’d been hoping that everything works out fine with his decision to seek relief from the courts.”The court decision allows Ricafort to participate in all of UP’s activities in the UAAP for an indefinite time until the court hears the case anew. View commentslast_img read more

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David Lee retires after 12 NBA seasons

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES “An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family!” Lee posted with a group photo on Instagram. “Thank you to my amazing fiancée @carowozniacki for planning the surprise!”Former world number one Wozniacki had a relationship with Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, and they became engaged in January 2014 but broke up four months later, McIlroy saying he “wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.”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 shutoutThis past Valentine’s Day, Wozniacki announced she was in a relationship with Lee and the couple announced their engagement earlier this month.Lee was a first-round pick by New York in the 2005 NBA Draft and spent five seasons with the Knicks, earning NBA All-Star honors in 2010.  MOST READ Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go PLAY LIST 02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img He was part of a sign-and-trade deal that saw him play for Golden State for five seasons. Lee struggled with injuries in his final season for the Warriors, being replaced as a starter by Draymond Green as Golden State captured the NBA crown.Lee was traded to Boston ahead of the 2015-16 campaign, released by the Celtics in February and signed by Dallas. After being cut he played last season for San Antonio, his 79 appearances for the Spurs his most since 2013. He was an unsigned free agent this season. View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 HOUSTON, TX – MAY 11: David Lee #10 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Houston Rockets during Game Six of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals at Toyota Center on May 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDavid Lee, who helped the Golden State Warriors to the 2015 NBA title during a 12-season career, announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram.Lee, whose fiancee is Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds over 829 games with New York, Golden State, Boston, Dallas and San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

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Ind vs WI: Dhoni defends decision to opt for a draw

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended the decision not to press for a win in the third and final Test against the West Indies here, saying that his side could have lost the match while going for the target.India, who had already taken 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series, were 94 for three just before the start of mandatory 15 overs while chasing 180 for a win before Dhoni decided to end the run chase.”Not disappointed about stopping the run chase. We were risking a series win going after the target. We realised that it was not worth going for it after those wickets, we gave it a go but we are happy with the series win,” Dhoni said after the match at the Windsor Park on Sunday.”We did well in this game. West Indies batted well actually, we are not disappointed in any way,” he said.West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said he was a bit surprised that India opted not to press for a win.”I was a bit surprised that India ended their run chase but we will take it. We are very happy with the draw,” he said.Talking about the pitch and India’s team composition, Dhoni said, “We were not sure about the wicket. If we go with a 2-2 combination and the track turns out to be flat, that can be a problem. We knew we had bowlers who could spin the all if it started taking turn, like Raina.”Harbhajan was getting a bit of spin and bounce and he got valuable wickets, not much help for the fast bowlers, they did well,” he said.advertisementDhoni said the series was a good exposure for youngsters and he felt good to see Ishant Sharma take responsibility.Ishant, Man-of-the-Series for his 23 wickets, said, “This is my first series where I took the highest wickets. It’s kind of an Indian track, slow and flat, but you have to put in the effort as these things are beyond your control. I am pretty confident about myself, looking forward to England.”Man-of-the-Match Shivnarine Chanderpaul said, “The whole series I was getting out in 20s and 30s, very happy to carry on past the three-figure mark. It’s at the back of my mind it has been happening for a while now.”It’s always an honour (becoming the most capped Test cricketer for Windies), just shows what hard work can do for you,” said Chanderpaul who scored unbeaten 116 in West Indies’ second innings to deny India a victory.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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