Another example of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Mauritius – Trou aux Biches Hotel

August 5, 2010 1 comment

New Mauritius Hotels will be helping the community of Trou aux Biches in several ways in view of the reopening of Trou aux Biches Hotel.This is an initiative which needs to be congratulated and encouraged. The setting up of Postal or medical services have been financed in this context.

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FIFA World Cup 2010- analysis prior to the semi finals

July 4, 2010 3 comments

No one would have expected the thrashing Argentina would face against the Germans nor would anyone have thought that Uruguay would reach the semis after. But the facts are there and we have to live with it. Spain with a Barcelona style of play lost its first match against Switzerland but nevertheless made it to the semi finals. The task is huge but not impossible. Germans play fast and precisely while the Spaniards construct their play slowly but surely. The inability of Torres to reach his top form for the tournament is a major headache for the team as a whole. However there are many other players who could replace him and this could be the way to go if they are to succeed against this young though very strong German team. As for Holland, they seem to be on target to reach the final, being fresher and with Uruguay having its top scorer out. Forecast for the two semis: Holland 2- Uruguay 0, Germany 2 Spain 2 after normal time and Spain winning on penalties

URUGUAY vs South Korea: 2-1- unlucky koreans


Nice match!Suarez with 2 goals and Uruguay through to quarter finals.Koreans unlucky and not favoured at all by the refree.well well, let’s see what comes next.If Ghana gets through today, chances to reach semi finals are real.

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Trends in the FIFA World Cup 2010 – Any team could win it!

June 20, 2010 1 comment

The trends are not so good in South Africa for African teams, Cameroun one of the big teams in Africa already out, South Africa, host country nearly out, no reason for rejoicing. Ghana could have ensured qualification but obtained a draw.Ivory Coast in the Groupe de la Mort (Group of Death). However, there have been many good surprises like USA, Serbia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The French and England are in a very bad situation. Germany after a strong start conceded defeat against Serbia Brazil suffered hell against north Korea.Spain losing to Switzerland. All this to say that there is no big team for this World Cup and a surprise team could snatch the final trophy this time.

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Could Ivory Coast be the World Cup Champion? La Cote d’Ivoire pourrait-elle gagne cette Coupe du Monde 2010

June 20, 2010 1 comment

The question may seem silly, but Ivory Coast has a team which could go all the way.Unlike the other African teams, Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire has several players playing in the best leagues in the world and have in their match against Portugal stifled their opponents in a very convincing manner. The match against Brazil will be the turning point as the African team will have to win it to ensure qualification. A draw could prove most detrimental to their qualification chances. If Drogba does not make it, it is not the end of the world.Ivory Coast just like Argentina has several lethal forwards like Kalou. So let’s cross fingers for Africa to give us maybe a first African World Champ!

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The World Cup mania in Mauritius – Who’s gonna win it? – Viva Africa


In my opinion, this year the team to beat is Argentina (Messi, Tevez, Higuain in front), but quite a few teams are in a position to do it, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and even England are all good teams. When we think of the English team with the likes of Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard we tend to believe its now or never they only have to play as a team and could indeed win it. As regards African teams am waiting to see Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana perform. These are I think our best chances for our continent. France have been disappointing for their first match against Uruguay. South Africa also drew. The next matches in this group will be decisive.

The winner will have to demonstrate great team spirit and very good cohesion. Thats why Holland has not been able to make it so far. Brazil has a very strong team. The Russian Fed and Cote d’Ivoire rank among the dark horses but am really waiting Nigeria and South Korea to play. China as well could be interesting as they beat France recently in a friendly. So let’s see what comes out of it.

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Badminton – The recent national open – the rise of a new generation in men’s double


It was long awaited and it has finally come, a new breed of badminton players is growing. The last national open revealed a new pair of men’s double – Pachee/Paul who failed in final but remain good reasons for hope for the future of Mauritian Badminton. The most thrilling match was between Amrita Sawaram and Shama Aboobakar. Our girls though displaying quite good stamina definitely lack power…still a lot to do on that side. As for men’s singles the national champ has not changed and will not change so soon…S.Eddoo is well above the lot…