Why Stormers have puncher’s chance

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – The Stormers ought to have noticed that bookies envisage a lone South African victory in Super Rugby this weekend … and that it won’t be theirs. Predictably, last season’s runners-up the Lions are confidently tipped to beat the Jaguares in Johannesburg, and despite the broad belief that […]
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Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – The Stormers ought to have noticed that bookies envisage a lone South African victory in Super Rugby this weekend … and that it won’t be theirs. Predictably, last season’s runners-up the Lions are confidently tipped to beat the Jaguares in Johannesburg, and despite the broad belief that […]
  • February 23, 2018
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Small groups have started to gather on picket lines by entrances to the University of Manchester. Academics are striking here and at Salford university today, with the action expected to affect over 60,000 students – 40,000 at Manchester and 19,995 at Salford. Manchester University is the UK’s largest single-site university with around 40,000 students and […]
  • February 22, 2018
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Banking giant Barclays reported a 10 per cent jump in profits in 2017, but huge one-off costs and lower than expected earnings ate away at the numbers. Overall profit could have been higher were it not for ‘weak market conditions’ hitting profits from its corporate and investment banking arm. In fact, the group swung into […]
  • February 22, 2018
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Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – In the second of a six-part examination of the South African teams’ resources for Super Rugby 2018, Rob Houwing studies the various midfields … also providing a score out of 10 in each instance for expected level of health in the department. READ: SA Super Rugby preview: […]
  • February 7, 2018
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Cape Town – As Liberty Media continue to discuss fairer distribution of F1’s prize money, McLaren’s Zak Brown reckons it will lead to an “inevitable” battle between Ferrari and F1’s new owners. Last year, in their first season as Formula 1’s new bosses, Liberty made it clear that Ferrari’s $100M annual bonus payout just for being in […]
  • February 7, 2018
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Malise Ruthven February 7, 2018 During the days of rioting and demonstrations leading up to the July 2013 coup that overthrew Mohamed Morsi, there were extraordinary claims in the Egyptian media. Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the first Egyptian president to have been chosen in a relatively open contest, was said to […]
  • February 7, 2018
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Twins all-star right-hander Ervin Santana underwent surgery on his right middle finger Tuesday, the team announced, and could be out until early May. Santana, 35, experienced discomfort in the finger last week after ramping up his bullpen sessions in advance of spring training. He had dealt with the issue in the past, according to the […]
  • February 7, 2018
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Mr Ellam and his partner Claire Josling had previously raised concern with the authorities that the dog might be a banned pit bull. Officers visited postman Joseph’s flat in Huddersfield, West Yorks, and seized the animal for investigation but returned it eight days before the fatal attack. Leeds Crown Court heard the dog had already […]
  • February 6, 2018
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Steve Johnson February 1, 2018 Frustrated investors in emerging market value stocks may be clinging to hopes that a solid pick-up in the developing world’s economic growth rate will herald a long-awaited change of fortunes. Value stocks, typically defined as those with a low price-to-book or price-to-earnings multiple, have underperformed more expensive growth stocks for […]
  • February 1, 2018
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