Second-half latest: Norwich 1 Chelsea 2 – Blues edging towards victory

first_imgKenedy put Chelsea ahead after just 39 seconds at Carrow Road and Diego Costa netted a controversial second on the stroke of half-time.Kenedy burst in from the left, dodged two challenges and fired into the far corner – his first Premier League goal.And Bertrand Traore set up Costa, who was in an offside position before lifting the ball over keeper John Ruddy – the striker’s 10th goal in his last 14 matches.Nathan Redmond pulled a goal back for Norwich midway through the second half when he collected Wes Hoolahan’s fine past and blasted past keeper Thibaut Courtois.The exciting young duo of Kenedy and Traore – who made his first league start for the Blues – were included as part of a shake-up by boss Guus Hiddink, who dropped Baba Rahman and recalled Nemanja Matic and Oscar.After Kenedy, who replaced Baba at left-back, scored the opener, Traore might have made it 2-0 had he managed to control Eden Hazard’s pass.But Traore’s heavy touch simply nudged the ball into the arms of Ruddy, who was also able to tip over Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick.Traore made amends by teeing up Costa and showed plenty of promise before being substituted on the hour mark.Cameron Jerome missed two glorious chances for the Canaries early in the second half.He volleyed wide from eight yards out after being found by Gary O’Neil’s cross, and then contriving to volley against the top of the bar after Russell Martin had headed the ball back into the box.Redmond, on the other hand, finished emphatically to give Norwich hope of rescuing a point.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy (Baba 69), Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar (Mikel 60), Traore (Willian 60), Costa.Subs: Begovic, Loftus-Cheek, Pato, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgBrand South Africa supports a number of initiatives to create a positive image of the country and the continent. We build relationships, showcase South Africa’s innovation, highlight its investment potential and engage with citizens on significant topics. Brand South Africa at the World Economic Forum 2016Brand South Africa joined the 46th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos from 20 to 23 January 2016 to share the message that South Africa is a globally competitive nation, an integral part of a rising Africa, and open for business. MORE > Investing in African Mining Indaba 2016The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba makes a compelling business case for why global investors should consider South Africa – and the continent as a whole – an important trade and investment destination. MORE > State of the Nation Address 2016With the theme “Together We Move South Africa Forward”, President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address, delivered to Parliament on 12 February, was a celebration of the progress South Africa has made over the past year, and a blueprint of priorities for the next. MORE > The Sowetan DialoguesBrand South Africa, in partnership with the Sowetan newspaper, has hosted a series of conversations around the country – the Sowetan Dialogues. These discussions explore ways of building the nation and promoting civic pride; they are based on the outcomes identified in the National Development Plan. MORE > African agenda: WEF Africa and the African UnionIn 2015 South Africa hosted two of the most important global gatherings to discuss and find a way to the future prosperity for the African continent: the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Cape Town from 3 to 5 June, and the African Union Summit, in Johannesburg and Pretoria from 7 to 15 June. MORE >last_img read more

DJI Announces the $499 Spark Drone

first_imgThe DJI Spark has a top speed of 31 miles per hour and a max flight time of 16 minutes. The mini drone will ship in five colors: Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow.Here are all the top DJI Spark specs: 1/2.3″ CMOS SensorHD 1080p video up to 30fps at 24 Mbps12 MP PhotosISO 100-3200 for video (ISO 100-1600 for stills)MP4 video capture (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)16 minute flight time31 mph top speedMicroSDFPV FlightFor video production, this may not be your main camera by any means, but for quick B-roll shots for cut-ins, it’s tough to beat the ease and simplicity of this camera.The Spark is available for pre-order starting at $499 and will start shipping June 15th. If you really want one, I’d hop on the pre-orders early, as the Mavic Pro saw its own set of delays based on the popularity of its release.What are your thoughts on the Spark? Let us know in the comments. DJI’s latest release is also its smallest. The DJI Spark mini drone is your personal pocket aerial camera.All images via DJI.DJI made plenty of headlines with the release of the collapsable Mavic Pro drone designed for travel, but their latest drone is half the size of the Mavic Pro. Today the company announce the new mini drone, the DJI Spark.At under one pound  — 0.6 pounds to be exact — the DJI Spark impressively features the Intelligent Flight Modes you know from the Phantom series. You can control the mini drone with hand gestures, a smartphone with the DJI Go app, a controller, or DJI Goggles. You can also power it on with FaceAware, a facial recognition scan. Launching and landing is as easy as extending your palm.The DJI Spark camera can capture HD 1080p video and 12-megapixel stills. With the new QuickShot mode, the drone will shoot one minute of footage and automatically edit down to a 10-second clip. It also allows you to capture a shallow depth of field with ShallowFocus mode.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Pune look to keep hopes alive against table-toppers Mumbai

first_imgSix straight defeats weighing them down, the Pune Warriors’ enormous task of keeping their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive won’t get any easier as they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.The two teams are at opposite ends of the table going into their ninth round clash at the DY Patil Stadium, with Mumbai losing only two matches and Pune winning only two. Pune have got a shot in the arm with the inclusion of the Sourav Ganguly in place Ashish Nehra in their squad, but he is unlikely to get a game on Wednesday itself.In this Indian version of a local derby, the first leg clash between these two neighbouring city franchises had ended in defeat for Pune as they were shot out for a measly 112 before showing some fight. Mumbai went on to a seven-wicket triumph courtesy a last ball six by Rohit Sharma on that occasion.The Warriors have only fleetingly displayed a combined effort. On days when their batting clicked, the bowlers have gone off target and vice versa.The absence of some key players, especially South African opener Graeme Smith who picked up a freak injury after colliding with team-mate Rahul Sharma on the field while going for a high catch early in the tournament, has clearly upset the balance of the outfit.Unheralded South African Alfonso Thomas and domestic product Rahul, with nine wickets each, have been the pick of the bowlers. But they have not got the requisite support from the others, among whom Murali Karthik, despite his vast experience in first-class cricket, has been a big disappointment.advertisementFor Mumbai, on the other hand, the worst display has been against the Royals when their strong batting led by Tendulkar failed to muster even 100 runs. But the way the iconic batsman has led the team, was no wonder Mumbai bounced back in splendid fashion with an all-round display lay low Kings XI Punjab Monday.The batting, barring the opening partner for Tendulkar, has done the job well while the bowling has been especially good with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel superb in stemming the flow runs and taking wickets, along with Harbhajan Singh’s off-spin.Mumbai are likely to retain the same winning combination if wicket keeper Davy Jacobs, who suffered a thumb injury on Monday, is fit to play.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on bench

first_imgReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on benchby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari left Isco on the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano.Real overcame Rayo 1-0 via a Karim Benzema strike, with Solari pleased about the win, which he discussed after explaining his benching of Isco.”My interest is in ensuring that all players are well, happy and committed and we all work for that,” he said.”I try not to make mistakes in the formation or the substitutions and I do that because it is part of my job.”With the way the match went, I brought Dani Ceballos in for Marco [Asensio] because he was tired then Fede [Valverde] for the midfield and Vini came in because he was the only forward on the bench who could replace Benzema.”We were dominant against Rayo and should have gone in at half-time with a more comfortable lead but when you don’t take your chances you will suffer.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Arsenal quoted enormous asking price for Lille winger Pepe

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal quoted enormous asking price for Lille winger Pepeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have been quoted a fee of roughly €80 million if they want to sign Nicolas Pepe.The Lille winger is a hot prospect from Ligue 1 who has been in impressive form this season.Gunners boss Unai Emery does want to sign a winger to add another dimension to his team.But Lille sporting director Luis Campos said to Telefoot: “I hope he will stay this winter. We’ll do everything to keep him.”All the top clubs in the world have their eyes on him, and that’s normal, but the president has been clear. The idea is for him to continue at the club.”In contrast, with my experience in football, I would say that if a club arrives with a big number and can convince the player… I would sell him for €80 million.”That’s the price tag, but you’d have to convince the player and he’s been a big part of us being in second place.” last_img read more

25 days ago​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashing

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashingby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle manager Steve Bruce laid into his players in a furious tirade after their humiliating 5-0 loss to Leicester City.The Magpies were a man down and laid down tools in the second half as Leicester overran them.And Bruce, who wants to instill defensive solidity into the team, was very disappointed by the effort shown by his players.After the match, Bruce said to reporters: “It was a complete surrender and happened too quickly, too easily.”I’ve only been at the club two or three months and I certainly haven’t witnessed what I witnessed here. Too many felt sorry for themselves.”It was nowhere near what’s required. If you have 10 men or nine men, the one thing you can show is a bit off resilience. Determination, a bit of fight or courage, whatever you want to call it.”We simply haven’t done enough to put anything right.”That’s the disappointing thing for myself, resilience is the only thing I really genuinely, demand from them – to play in a certain way – but we didn’t see that here.” last_img read more

Samsung Heavy Ups 2017 Orderbook Aim

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has raised its orderbook goal for 2017 to USD 6 billion, from last year’s USD 5.3 billion target as the shipbuilding industry is expected to slightly improve during 2017, according to Yonhap News Agency.The announcement was made amid a protracted industry-wide slump and economic slowdown, as the company informed that this year would be a crucial point for its survival.According to SHI’s president and CEO Park Dae-young, the shipbuilder had a project with a contract certain to be secured this year.Earlier in January, the shipbuilder received an order worth KRW 1.5 trillion (USD 1.27 billion) to construct a large offshore platform for a US operator, the first order among Korean shipyards in 2017.The semi-submersible production platform, which will be deployed in Gulf of Mexico’s Mad Dog Field, weighs 58,000 tons and has a capacity of 110,000 barrels of oil and 25mcf of gas.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

KJo unveils his wax figure in Singapore

first_imgSingapore: Filmmaker Karan Johar was surrounded by the love of his family and friends as he unveiled his wax figure here on Thursday. Sharing the photographs of his waxed doppelganger on Instagram, Karan wrote: “Waxed at Singapore Madame Tussauds.” The 46-year-old director was accompanied by his mother Hiroo Johar on the occasion. “What fun with my mom and my family…and my surprise from friends who are too shy to be named,” he added. The official Twitter handle of his production house, Dharma Productions, too shared photos of the filmmaker with the figure, claiming he has become the first Indian filmmaker to “make his mark at Madame Tussauds”. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Karan’s wax figure is inspired by the filmmaker’s signature seflie pose, and is dressed in a printed blazer. His friends from the film fraternity sent in good wishes for him. Kajol posted a photograph of herself with Karan on Instagram and wrote: “With the real thing … Congrats. Waxed and how.” Director-choreographer Farah Khan Kunder commented: “Congratulations Karu. It’s actually smiling”. Actress Malaika Arora called Karan’s figure “double trouble”. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Varun Dhawan, Shilpa Shetty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rohit Shetty and Manisha Koirala among others congratulated Karan on social media. At Madame Tussauds museum here, Karan also took a moment to pose alongside his “Student Of The Year” actor Varun Dhawan’s wax figure. Karan, known for directing friendship and love based films like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, is riding high on success as a producer now. “kesari”, which is backed by Karan, has grossed over Rs 100 crore so far, and now he is coming up with multi-starrer epic drama “Kalank”, as well as a fantasy adventure trilogy “Brahmastra”.last_img read more

Moroccan actor Loses Role in Son of God Because of Resemblance

first_imgRabat- “Satan,” the famous character played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani in the American movie “Son of God” will be removed from the film due to the likeness observed between Mehdi Ouazzani and Barack Obama.Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani, who had participated in the American production of “The Bible,” has been deprived of his role. This “Son of God” film has been shot partly in Ouarzazate.According to The Guardian, controversial scenes in which an actor portrays Satan with a startling resemblance to U.S. President Barack Obama have been cut from the film. The big-screen version is based off a hit mini-series about Jesus’ life. In an interview with the Hollywood reporter, producer Roma Downey stated that the controversy over Satan’s appearance had eclipsed the religious message of the series.“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead.”She added, “For our movie, Son of God, I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor.”Edited by Katrina Bushkolast_img read more