By Dialogo July 30, 2009 Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is making a sensational return to Formula One, Ferrari announced. The German motor racing legend, who retired in 2006, will replace injured Felipe Massa in the European Grand Prix in Valencia on August 23, and possibly for the remainder of the season. ‘The Ferrari-Marlboro team plans to give Michael Schumacher Felipe Massa’s car until the Brazilian returns to competition,’ Ferrari announced in a statement on its website carried by Italian news agency Ansa. The statement added: ‘Michael Schumacher says he is available and in the coming days he will pursue a specific programme of preparation at the end of which it will be possible to confirm his participation in the European Grand Prix.’ Schumacher, 40, commented: ‘Ultimately I like challenges and this is a great challenge.’ ‘The important thing is that Massa gets better,’ he continued, adding that he ‘just wanted to help the firm (Ferrari) when they needed it’. Schumacher, who last test drove for Ferrari in April last year, was pleased, though, that the most recent update on the unlucky Brazilian was encouraging. ‘The most important thing first thank God, all news concerning Felipe (Massa) is positive,’ he was quoted as saying on the official Formula One website. ‘I wish him all the best again. I was meeting this afternoon with (Ferrari team chief) Stefano Domenicali and (Ferrari president) Luca di Montezemolo and together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe. ‘Though it is true that the Formula One chapter has been completely closed for me for a long time, it is also true that for reasons of loyalty to the team I cannot ignore this unfortunate situation. ‘But as the competitor I am I also very much look forward to facing this.’ read more
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27 August 2013 While trade and investment between South Africa and Malaysia has grown considerably in recent years, there is still huge potential for growth, President Jacob Zuma told the South Africa-Malaysia Business Forum in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Zuma, who is on an official visit to Malaysia, said that Malaysian companies were active in South Africa, and that the latest trade figures confirmed the growing links between the two economies. Malaysia is the largest investor in South Africa from Southeast Asia, with focused investments in petrochemicals, telecommunications, real estate and hospitality. South Africa, for its part, is Africa’s largest investor in Malaysia, with investments in petro-chemicals, insurance, food and beverages industries. Total trade between the two countries has grown steadily from approximately R13.8-billion in 2008 to R19.7-billion in 2012. Over this period, South Africa’s total exports increased from R5.2-billion to R8.8-billion, and imports from R8.5-billion to R10.9-billion. “My delegation and I have brought the message that the South African economy offers a multitude of opportunities,” Zuma told the delegates at Monday’s forum. “South Africa is open for business and is waiting for more Malaysian companies to come and participate.” Trade and Industry Minster Rob Davies, also addressing the forum, said South Africa was keen to revive and strengthen relations that dated back to the launch of the South Africa-Malaysia Business Council by former president Nelson Mandela and former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1997. Davies was due to meet with his Malaysian trade and industry counterpart on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, the establishment of a joint trade and investment commission between the two countries. Source: SAnews.gov.za read more
It has been a mixed bag so far for the Indian contingent in the much-anticipated 10m Air Rifle competition.India started the event with two strong challengers — Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang. However, the 2008 Beijing gold medallist failed to produce the kind of form that helped him win the top spot four years ago and crashed out in the qualifying round. India’s hopes now rest on Narang, who looked in fine form as he qualified third for the final.India Today correspondents have been following every second of the action in London. Here are some of the highlights:S Kannan: “Abhinav Bindra says he won’t quit shooting. He will now watch Gagan Narang shoot the final.” S Kannan: “On the bright side, Gagan Narang has qualified third for the final of the event. He scored 598 out of 600.”S Kannan has sent us this picture of a disappointed Abhinav Bindra right after missing the cut in the 10m Air Rifle event.Gaurav Gala: “Beijing gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fails to qualify for the finals of the 10m Air Rifle event in London 2012. That’s a massive upset for the Indian contingent. Bindra finished 16th with a score of 594 / 600″S Kannan: “Bindra seems to be faltering again after a good comeback. He’s out of the top-10 at the moment. Narang continues to be strong in fourth position. Last series of shots going on. This is it!”Gaurav Gala: “Bindra showing his class in the second and third series. Making a late charge with 20 perfect shots. Bindra in 7th position.”advertisementGaurav Gala: “Abhinav steadily climbing the leaderboard… 99, 99, 100… 30 more shots left for the defending champ.”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan has shot 20 perfect shots so far. Fingers crossed!”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan Narang still on a roll. He wants this Olympic medal.” Aaj Tak Sports Editor Samip Rajguru has sent us this picture of Sports Minister Ajay Maken at the 10m Air Rifle event.Gaurav Gala: “Bindra at 198 / 200. Hoping for a late surge from the defending champ.”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan is taking his time. And its paying off so far.”Headlines Today Sports Editor Gaurav Gala says from London: “Gagan Narang on fire early on in the 10m Air Rifle qualification. He hasn’t missed a perfect 10 yet.”S Kannan: “Shooting arena is packed. Sports minister Ajay Maken is also here.”Mail Today Sports Editor S Kannan says from London: “Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra start their 10 m Air Rifle match.” read more