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After 11 bench caps Nyakane gets first South Africa start CAPE TOWN: After winning 11 caps as a replacement, prop Trevor Nyakane will make his first test start as one of four changes to the South Africa side to face Italy in Padova on Saturday.It is a major shuffle from coach Heyneke Meyer, who has also made five changes to his bench following the 31-28 victory over England last weekend.Nyakane starts at loosehead prop while Coenie Oosthuizen moves up from the bench to replace the injured Jannie du Plessis at tighthead.Teboho Mohoje returns to the starting line-up at flank in the place of Schalk Burger and Johan Goosen has been selected at fullback as Willie le Roux is given a rest.Joining the uncapped pair of loose-forward Nizaam Carr and prop Julian Redelinghuys on the bench are prop Gurthro Steenkamp, lock Lood de Jager and Le Roux."I'm excited to see what these guys can do on Saturday in what will be ...

France team to face Argentina on Saturday PARIS: France manager Philippe Saint-Andre on Wednesday named the following team to face Argentina at the Stade de France on Saturday:15-Scott Spedding, 14-Yoann Huget, 13-Maxime Mermoz, 12-Wesley Fofana, 11-Teddy Thomas, 10-Camille Lopez, 9-Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 8-Damien Chouly, 7-Bernard Le Roux, 6-Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5-Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4-Pascal Pape, 3-Nicolas Mas, 2-Benjamin Kayser, 1-Xavier ChiocciReplacements (Eight to be chosen from the following 11):Alexandre Menini, Uini Atonio, Guilhem Guirado, Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart, Yannick Nyanga, Rory Kockott, Remi Tales, ...

Neesham removes Younis as Pakistan reach 182-3 DUBAI: All-rounder Jimmy Neesham removed in-form Younis Khan to give New Zealand an important wicket on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. Younis miscued a drive off the seamer and was caught in the covers after scoring 72 for his 29th Test half-century.But Azhar Ali, batting on 57, and skipper Misbah-ul Haq, unbeaten on 23, took Pakistan to 182-3 at tea, still 221 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total ...

Pakistan 182-3 in reply to New Zealand's 403 DUBAI: Pakistan reached 182-3 at tea on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Wednesday.At the interval Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 57 and skipper Misbah-ul Haq not out on 23 after Pakistan lost the in-form Younis Khan for 72 in the post-lunch session.Pakistan still trail New Zealand's first innings total of 403 by 221 runs.Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by 248 runs ...

Finch, Smith spearhead Aussies to big win over South Africa CANBERRA: Australia cruised to a 73-run victory over South Africa in their third one-day international on Wednesday on the back of big-hitting innings by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith.Opener Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls and Smith hit a swashbuckling unbeaten 73 off 55 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their 50 overs in Canberra.The Proteas were always up against it and were dismissed for 256 in the 45th over, with ...

Australia win 3rd ODI against S.Africa, lead series 2-1 CANBERRA: Australia beat South Africa by 73 runs in the third one-day international in Canberra on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.The Australians, led by Aaron Finch's 109 and Steve Smith's unbeaten 73, amassed 329 for five and dismissed South Africa for 256 with last man Imran Tahir unable to bat because of a knee injury.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

First time a Pakistani makes it to the Book of Alternative Records ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taekwondo black belt Ahmad Amin Bodla's world record for the most martial arts punches in one minute using only one hand has been approved by the world renowned organization of Germany the Book of Alternative Records.Talking to APP, Bodla said the record approved was 318 punches in 60 seconds. "The previous world record was 301 punches held by Australia's MIck Faber," he said.Bodla said this is the first time that a Pakistani has ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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