first_imgDyah Davis says he is determined to upset the odds and put himself in the frame for a world title shot by beating James DeGale on Saturday.Harlesden super-middleweight DeGale has promised an “explosive” victory over the 32-year-old American, who is the son of 1976 Olympic champion Howard Davis Jnr.Video courtesy of iFL TVTickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk or alternatively by contacting Tickeline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via Ticketmaster.co.uk or by phone on 0844 847 2500.  See also:DeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale to take on American DavisDeGale out to prove a point against DavisInjury-free DeGale determined to impressDeGale given warning by opponent Davis American Davis arrives for DeGale clashDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterTrainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeConfident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ winDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashJames DeGale v Dyah Davis as it happenedYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img12 December 2013Women of all religious groups have been invited to reflect, pray and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto outside Johannesburg on Thursday.Hosted by the Gauteng provincial government, the event aims to recognise “the ways in which Tata Madiba promoted women’s development and emancipation”, Collins Chabane, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, said at a media briefing on Wednesday.The interfaith women’s day of prayer forms part of the 10-day national mourning period for the former president, who died last Thursday at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg.Mandela was passionate about women’s equality, Thebe Mohatle writes on the Gauteng Province’s website. “Cognisant that women bore the greatest brunt of the apartheid system, former president Nelson Mandela has throughout his life strived to promote women’s development and emancipation”.The programme includes representatives from different religious groups, including Christians, Muslims, Bahai, Jewish, Hindu and African Independent Churches, Chabane said.The government has invited South Africans to form a guard of honour along the memorial route between 1 Military Hospital and the Union Buildings, where Mandela will lie in state until Friday.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Citation: Engine maker Rolls-Royce powers back into profit (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-maker-rolls-royce-powers-profit.html Profit after tax struck £4.2 billion ($5.8 billion, 4.7 billion euros) in 2017 following a net loss of £4.0 billion one year earlier, Rolls said in an earnings statement.While the plunge in the value of the pound in the wake of Britain’s 2016 vote in favour of Brexit helped many exporters, Rolls-Royce was forced to book a charge of £4.4 billion that year as it hadn’t hedged against such a move.The firm’s hedge book showed a gain of £2.6 billion last year.Stripping out exceptional gains and losses for Rolls during the past two years on foreign exchange factors, the company on Wednesday added that underlying pre-tax profit jumped by a quarter to almost £1.1 billion in 2017. The better-than-expected earnings sent the company’s share price surging 12.8 percent to 935 pence in morning deals on London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index, which was up slightly overall.”Investors cheered a 25-percent increase in full year underlying pre-tax profit… and a six-percent jump in reported revenue,” said Connor Campbell, analyst at Spreadex trading group. “CEO Warren East’s commitment to a ‘more fundamental restructuring programme’ set to deliver ‘a significant reduction in costs’ also helped,” he added.Pointing to the underlying performance, Rolls chief executive East said the group was “encouraged by the improving financial performance in 2017 with growing revenues contributing to improved profitability and cash generation”.East is steering a vast restructuring programme at the group, slashing thousands of jobs since his appointment in 2015.In January, the company announced plans for a possible sale of its commercial marine business.”The business unit simplification and restructuring programme that we announced this January will drive further rationalisation and is a fundamental step in the journey started two years ago to bring Rolls-Royce closer to its full potential both operationally and financially,” East said in Wednesday’s statement.Looking ahead, Rolls said it would take a hit of around £340 million during 2018 on repairs to Trent engines used by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A380 superjumbos.Rolls has experienced issues with some engine parts not lasting as long as expected, requiring the company to remove turbines for repairs, in turn causing disruption for customers.East on Wednesday said that Rolls would continue “to address the in-service engine issues… the estimated costs of which are significant”. Rolls-Royce deepens restructuring, may sell marine unit A Rolls-Royce Trent XWB aircraft engine on the assembly line at the firm’s factory in Derby, England. Rolls-Royce, the British maker of plane engines and other power systems, roared back into net profit last year, largely as the pound recovered, the company revealed on Wednesday. Explore further © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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