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Raiders to be sponsored by Huawei

By johnboy - 30 March 2012 28

The Raiders have announced they’re going to be sponsored by the massive Chinese globocorp Huawei.

Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club is excited about the new partnership with Huawei and the players were looking forward to running out in the new jerseys displaying the Huawei logo on Monday night, when they take on the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

“The Canberra Raiders are extremely proud to enter into this partnership with such a large and successful company like Huawei. Mr Furner said. “Huawei is a world leader of information and communications technology and to have them associated with the Raiders is a massive boost for the club and our members.

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

It is believed they’re launching a PR offensive in Canberra to win hearts and minds, of which the Raiders’ sponsorship is part.

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Merle 4:10 pm 31 Mar 12

c_c said :

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

Most people I have heard say Canberra pronounce it “Cambra”
The funny thing is I’ve also heard a whole bunch of people turn Kiwi Singer Kimbra’s name into “Kimberra”

Must be some reverse psychology thing.

No one pronounces Canberra ‘properly’ because the name Canberra is itself a corruption of an earlier name (Ngambri/Kamberri, depending on who transliterated it and when). Besides, this is the English language we’re talking about – the way something is spelled has very little to do with the way it’s pronounced.

dph 2:40 pm 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

Actually, this is spot on.

Major buisness’s don’t forget so easily & when a sport has an off-field image & culture problem like Rugby League does, it’s no wonder sponsorship is so difficult to come across.

Cue the usual responses, comparisons the other sports, society’s issues etc…

c_c 1:58 pm 31 Mar 12

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

Most people I have heard say Canberra pronounce it “Cambra”
The funny thing is I’ve also heard a whole bunch of people turn Kiwi Singer Kimbra’s name into “Kimberra”

Must be some reverse psychology thing.

Thoroughly Smashed 1:00 pm 31 Mar 12

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

We can’t all be Peter Harvey.

Deref 9:47 am 31 Mar 12

Will Alexander Downer be making an appearance in his fishnets?

Ko. 7:40 am 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

Deckard 12:12 am 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

Why is it a joke?

China will be ruling the world in 10 years. May as well get on board now…

spinact 9:10 pm 30 Mar 12

One look at that promo video should have sent them running in the opposite direction

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