Heats, K-Delta Flatten Scores

first_imgDivision two Heats scraped Blazers 62-56 points to level the score 2-2, in their best-out-of-five encounters, at the Sports Commission on Broad Street last Wednesday.Heats controlled the floor in the first quarter 20-11 points, but the Blazers made some amendments and led the 2nd quarter 19-12 points. After recess, Blazers sustained the floor in the third quarter 15-12 points, but Heats consolidated and repaired to blast Blazers 18-11 points to win.In the female division, triple champs K-Delta dashed the dream of Timber Wolves 47-45 points to rotate the tally to 2-2.For the 1st division, LPRC Oilers chipped the tally 2-1 on Wednesday to also deny Mighty Barrolle the glory.Oilers bashed Mighty Barrolle 73-67 points in an entertaining basketball game which put the gold-and-black fans to their heels and saddened the red fans.A diehard Barrolle fan, Edith Gray said: “We are still in the lead and hopeful of this year’s championship.”“This is our time,” Bobby Morris of Paynesville said. “Nothing will stop us this time around…nothing…absolutely nothing.”The best-out-of-five games were supposed to continue on Friday but the games were rained off as well as on Saturday and were scheduled for yesterday.A win for Barrolle will automatically make her champion after more than a decade of title drought but a loss will flatten the tally 2-2 and the final battle would be on Wednesday.Meanwhile, a win for either side in the second and female divisions will make them champions for the LBA 2014 Basketball League.A lot of diehard female fans tipped Timber Wolves to emerge champions to undercut K-Delta’s dominance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tax break for inner city upgrades

first_img18 October 2004The National Treasury has launched an urban renewal tax incentive to encourage the refurbishment and construction of commercial and residential properties in South Africa’s 16 major cities.The incentive translates into considerable financial benefits for investors, especially for refurbishing existing buildings. Companies that redevelop buildings in the country’s inner cities will get a 20% tax deduction from all income earned in the first five years after a building has been refurbished.Companies that develop new buildings will get a 20% tax deduction in the first year the building earns an income, plus an annual depreciation of 5% for the next 16 years. Urban renewal tax incentive: guide for investors This incentive supports other initiatives, such as policies to write off existing bad debt from inner city buildings in order to allow for these buildings to be sold, restored and refurbished.The incentive will also encourage investment in affordable inner city rental housing, as well as provides a catalyst for public-private partnerships in mixed-used developments that provide social facilities integrated into new commercial and residential developments.The incentive scheme will eventually apply to developments undertaken in 16 identified municipalities:Buffalo City (East London), Eastern CapeCape Town, Western CapeEkurhuleni (East Rand), GautengEmalahleni (Witbank), MpumalangaEmfuleni (Vaal Triangle), Free StateeThekwini (Durban), KwaZulu-NatalJohannesburg, GautengMafikeng, North WestMangaung (Bloemfontein), Free StateMatjhabeng (Welkom), Free StateMbombela (Nelspruit), MpumalangaMsunduzi (Pietermaritzburg), KwaZulu-NatalNelson Mandela (Port Elizabeth), East LondonPolokwane (Pietersburg), LimpopoSol Plaatje (Kimberley), Northern CapeTshwane (Pretoria), GautengThe Johannesburg and Cape Town incentive scheme took effect from 14 October, with the Durban scheme expected to be gazetted by the end of 2004.The Treasury has also already received applications for the scheme from the Tshwane, Emfuleni, and Sol Plaatje municipalities.Johannesburg’s approved urban development zones include the central business district, Newtown and Braamfontein, as well as the high-density high-rise residential areas of Hillbrow and Berea.Other lower-density residential areas surrounding Johannesburg’s Ellis Park area, such as Bertrams, Judith’s Paarl, Doornfontein and Troyeville, as well as Bellevue, Bellevue East and Yeoville, are also included. The manufacturing and industrial strip to the north of the M2 East/West, from Benrose in the east to City West in the west, also fall under the city’s approved urban development zones. Johannesburg UDZ map Cape Town has two urban development zones. Most of the historic Cape Town central business district is included, as are properties adjacent to the Main Road and Klipfontein Road Corridors. This includes portions of the suburbs of Salt River, Woodstock, Observatoy, Maitland, Mowbray, Athlone and Gatesville. Cape Town UDZ map Cape Town’s second urban development zone includes the older part of the Bellville central business district, focusing on land adjacent to the Voortrekker Road Corridor and around Bellville Station. Some properties along Modderdam Road and Kasselsvlei Road are also included. Belville UDZ map The proposed urban development zone for eThekwini/Durban includes parts of Walter Gilbert Road, Bell Road, Shepstone Road, Bay Terrace, Victoria Embankment, Alexandra, Brook Streets, West Street, Berea Road, Carters Ave, Canongate Road, Warwick Ave, Centenary Road, Carlisle Road, First Ave, Stamford Hill Road, Croydon Road. Walter Gilbert Road, Cobham Road, Old Fort Road, NMR Ave, Somtseu Ave, Stanger Str, Argyle Road, and NMR Ave until Walter Gilbert Rd. Proposed Durban UDZ map SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Spoils shared between Chelsea and Roma

first_imgChelsea 3 Roma 3: Hazard brace rescues Conte’s men after Dzeko double Stephen Creek Last updated 2 years ago 04:46 10/19/17 edenhazard-cropped Getty Images Eden Hazard and Edin Dzeko scored two goals each as Chelsea and Roma played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard scored his first goals of the season to rescue Chelsea as Antonio Conte’s men were held to a dramatic 3-3 draw by Roma in the Champions League.Edin Dzeko had looked set to enjoy one of the most memorable nights of his career after he scored twice – including one of the all-time great Champions League goals – to help Roma rally from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 with 20 minutes remaining.However, Hazard spoiled the party for the Italians with an equaliser five minutes later in the Group C clash in London on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Going into the game on the back of two Premier League consecutive defeats, Chelsea quickly allayed any nerves around Stamford Bridge when David Luiz guided a sweetly struck shot into the net after 11 minutes and Hazard doubled their lead, turning an Alvaro Morata pass into the net eight minutes before half-time.Full-time: Chelsea 3-3 Roma.What a game. #CHEROM pic.twitter.com/9QzQ5AnbDM— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 18, 2017But Roma were never out of the contest and Aleksandar Kolarov’s goal five minutes prior to the break gave them hope of a second-half reprisal that came true when Dzeko scored a stunning volley and a header to give them the lead.The contest swung from end to end throughout and even at 3-3 there were numerous chances for both sides to find a winner, but a stalemate seemed fitting after Hazard and Dzeko matched each other goal for goal and inspired their sides in equal measure.Returning from injury, Morata fired straight into the arms of goalkeeper Alisson when Hazard played him through on goal in the fifth minute, but the visitors refused to sit back and Diego Perotti went on a mazy dribble through Chelsea’s defence three minutes later.Errors began to creep into Roma’s defensive play and after his ball into the box for Morata was blocked by Juan Jesus, David Luiz ran onto the rebound and stroked it beyond Alisson into the bottom right corner of the net from 20 yards.Just as Roma began to make gains in midfield, Chelsea broke at the other end and Morata’s deflected pass looped over to the far post where Hazard was on hand to tuck the ball into the net from close range.But three minutes later Kolarov, who picked up the ball on the left wing, rounded Cesar Azpilicueta and rattled in a shot that hit the top of the net via a slight touch by Andreas Christensen.In the second half, Dzeko came within a whisker of turning a Kolarov cross into the net as it flashed past his toes inside the six-yard box.What a strike from Edin! On his 100th appearance, the striker thumps an unstoppable first-time volley beyond Courtois!!#ChelseaRoma pic.twitter.com/pKw8U15z9L— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 18, 2017Perotti then curled a shot into Thibaut Courtois’ hands with half an hour left to play, before a moment of brilliance changed the complexion of the game.Federico Fazio jogged over the half-way line and played a long, chipped pass forward and Dzeko watched it all the way into the box before meeting it with his boot laces and volleying an unstoppable shot over the head of Courtois.Chelsea had barely reacted to the blow when Dzeko scored again six minutes later, applying a glancing header to Kolarov’s free-kick to take it past Courtois and into the far corner of the net from six yards out.If Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco was delighted with that, he will have been equally appalled by the simple nature of Hazard’s equaliser.The Belgian forward was left unmarked when second-half substitute Pedro sent over a routine cross, and Hazard’s header found the bottom left corner of the net with accuracy, prompting a scramble for chances in the last 15 minutes but neither side could force a winner. Key Opta facts:- Roma have never won an away game against English opposition in the Champions League (D3 L6).- Eden Hazard scored his first Champions League goals since March 11th 2015 versus PSG – 952 days ago.- Hazard’s two goals were more than he had managed in his previous 14 games in all competitions for Chelsea (1).- This is the first time that a team managed by Antonio Conte has conceded three goals in a Champions League game.- Chelsea have scored four goals from outside the box in the Champions League this season, more than any other team.- Roma have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 23 away games in the Champions League. read morelast_img read more

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