Chelsea make it 12, Toure sends Man City second

first_imgChelsea’s Eden Hazard, left, is fouled by Bournemouth’s Simon Francis during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Pedro Rodriguez scored twice as red-hot Premier League leaders Chelsea crushed Bournemouth 3-0 on Monday to register a club-record 12th consecutive league victory.Pedro struck either side of Eden Hazard’s 50th English league goal at Stamford Bridge to give Antonio Conte’s side a provisional seven-point lead at the summit following the Boxing Day action.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one goal and set up two more as Manchester United drew level with fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur by beating Sunderland 3-1, while champions Leicester City lost again.Chelsea’s victory, which came in the absence of suspended duo Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante, left them one win short of Arsenal’s 2002 record of 13 successive victories within the same top-flight season.Pedro broke the deadlock in the 24th minute, curling a left-foot shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.Hazard made it 2-0 four minutes into the second half, rolling a penalty into the bottom-right corner after he had drawn a foul from Simon Francis, with Pedro adding a deflected shot in stoppage time.City lost the recalled John Stones to an early injury and were made to sweat before three second-half goals secured victory at Hull.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “To win 12 games in a row is not easy in this league,” Chelsea manager Conte told the BBC.“It’s a fantastic run, but it’s important to continue that now. In four days we have another tough game (against Stoke City) and we have to prepare very well. Because now, every team wants to beat you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliWith Liverpool not in action until Tuesday, when they host Stoke, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City stole past them into second place by winning 3-0 at bottom club Hull City.Olivier Giroud prevented Arsenal losing more ground, his 86th-minute header snatching a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion to keep Arsene Wenger’s side in fourth place, nine points off the pace. Neymar says not obsessed with winning Ballon d’Or Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. United are now level on points with Tottenham, who visit Southampton on Wednesday.Fabio Borini replied for the visitors, but it was a return to forget for Sunderland manager David Moyes, sacked by United in April 2014.“I didn’t like the first-half performance. I like the result,” said Mourinho.“The players know the principles of how we play and they are comfortable, but we need to improve.”Sam Allardyce was denied victory in his first game as Crystal Palace manager after Troy Deeney’s 100th Watford goal earned his side a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.Ex-England manager Allardyce saw Yohan Cabaye put Palace ahead, but Christian Benteke had a penalty saved by Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes before Deeney equalised from the spot in the 71st minute.Champions Leicester’s woes continued as they were condemned to a ninth defeat of the campaign as Everton claimed a 2-0 win.Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku scored to leave Leicester three points above the relegation zone in 16th place.West Ham United eased their relegation fears by winning 4-1 at second-bottom Swansea City, while Andre Gray’s late effort gave Burnley a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.center_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Yaya Toure scored a 72nd-minute penalty after Andrew Robertson fouled Raheem Sterling, with a Kelechi Iheanacho tap-in and a Curtis Davies own goal completing the win.“There is always pressure for us because the top of the league is tough and the other teams at the top had won today,” said Guardiola.“Every game we play is like a final.”Beaten 2-1 by Everton and then City on their two previous outings, Arsenal narrowly avoided going three league games without winning for the first time since January 2012.Opening draw for AllardyceAlexis Sanchez’s shot against the post looked to be the closest Arsenal would come until Giroud marked his return to the starting XI by looping a header over Ben Foster with four minutes to play.“In the end we had to be patient against a well-organized West Brom side. When you don’t score early, you can’t rush,” said Wenger.“We knew we had to win today after two disappointing defeats.”Manchester United sank Sunderland to record a fourth successive league win for the first time under manager Jose Mourinho.Ibrahimovic teed up Daley Blind to open the scoring in the 39th minute before Paul Pogba freed him to run through and net his 17th goal of the season.Ibrahimovic turned provider again late on, crossing for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to seal victory with a stunning ‘scorpion kick’ volley that was allowed to stand despite a suspicion of offside. MOST READ We are young View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFAlast_img read more

Candidates bring their message to young people

first_imgDelving into such issues as housing, affordability and climate change, federal candidates from two ridings brought their respective messages to young people Wednesday night.Although the event, held at Chatham’s Sons of Kent Brewing Co. involved both the Chatham-Kent––Leamington and Lambton––Kent––Middlesex ridings, only five candidates were on hand from the Liberal, New Democrat and Green parties. The other parties had been invited to participate, organizers said.The evening was presented by YconneCKt, which is connected with the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce , and Chatham-Kent to the Power of Young People.Members of the involved groups, as well as the public, submitted questions in advance.Tony Walsh, the New Democrat candidate for Chatham-Kent ––Leamington, spoke first, saying young people and families often find they’re having a hard time getting ahead.“We know that Canadians want a more affordable life,” he said, adding that pharmacare and dental coverage are part of his party’s platform.Walsh said home ownership is a dream that’s becoming out of reach for many people and believes affordable housing is badly needed, even in communities that aren’t as high cost as urban centres.Katie Omstead, the Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, said it’s time for the riding to have a voice in Ottawa for the next Parliament.She said the party’s housing strategy is working but admitted action is required locally.“I’ll be fighting tooth and nail,” she said.While knocking on doors, Omstead said climate change is an issue coming up more and more compared to last election.“It’s been a total shift. People know it’s real,” she said.Mark Vercouteren of the Greens in Chatham-Kent––Leamington reiterated his party’s position on the need for a guaranteed income, saying it would streamline other assistance programs.Prospective homeowners and tenants also need a boost, he believes.“The focus should be on building more affordable housing,” Vercouteren said, adding that incentives could help.Dylan McLay, the New Democrat candidate for Lambton––Kent––Middlesex, said there needs to be a crackdown on foreign buyers to help ease market prices.He said the riding has been “left in the dark for so long” with Conservative representation.McLay also wants to see action on climate change to help the next generation.“(The planet) is going to be in a lot worse shape than when we got it,” he said.Jesse McCormick, the Liberal candidate for Lambton––Kent––Middlesex, said continued work is needed on rural issues and the environment, but believes “the last four years have been good for our country.”Other questions touched on immigration, small business, reconciliation with Indigenous people and trade issues.The candidates also urged people to get out and vote.“Cynicism is real,” said Walsh, noting that he encourages the public to learn about all the parties and engage with the candidates.Omstead called it crucial to stress the importance of voting and to let people know the process is simple.Vercouteren said electoral reform could renew interest.“It’s time to end first-past-the-post,” he said.McLay said voting is a key part of living in a democracy and that people should carefully consider the individuals on the ballot.McCormick believes that marginalized people should take advantage of the opportunity to help change their future.“By voting you give yourself power,” he said.Also running in Chatham-Kent––Leamington are Dave Epp (Conservative), John Balagtas (People’s Party of Canada) and Paul Coulbeck (Marijuana Party).Also running in Lambton––Kent––Middlesex are Lianne Rood (Conservative), Anthony Li (Green), Bria Atkins (People’s Party) and Rob Lalande (Veterans Coalition).Tuesday’s event will be rebroadcast by YourTV Chatham-Kent at a later date.The federal election takes place Oct. [email protected] read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: January 27, 2017

first_imgIn this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to use card sorting in your projects, find an accessibility review of a well-known UK supermarket, discover 50 interesting CSS values and properties, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week“If the team wasn’t there to observe, it didn’t happen.” – @danachis on user research— Jessica Ivins (@jessicaivins) January 24, 2017User ExperienceThe Design Research Techniques site has an excellent breakdown of what design techniques work best during different stages of a project. Try it out on desktop/laptop. On mobile, it’s not easy to use.In Using Card Sorting to create stronger information architecture, Jitesh Jaidev Jumani explains what card sorting is and how to use it in your projects. You’ll also find several free and paid tools you can use to conduct card sorting.Design thinking changes the conversations, but it’s nothing new, says Jared Spool. There’s no magic in design thinking; design is solving the problems people face. It doesn’t mean “make it pretty.”We’re seeing wide adoption of social user assistance via forums, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, to provide users with the information on how to use products and services.AccessibilityGoogle honored disability rights pioneer Ed Roberts, on what would have been his 78th birthday, in their Google Doodle this week. Roberts contracted polio when he was 14, went to college, and became a…quadriplegic leader whose life’s work helped redefine national perceptions of people with disabilities.Thanks to my friend Sarah Bourne for posting her notes about what’s new in the Section 508 Refresh. One item that caught my attention was the Safe Harbor provision, referring to updating a specific section of a page that already meets the old 508 guidelines.Based on my own experience, this works best when people in the video speak clearly:Video captioning tip: download file created by YouTube autocaptioning feature and edit to correct the transcript. #PEATWorks— PEAT (@PEATWorks) January 26, 2017 If you received a fatal error with UpdraftPlus and couldn’t access your WordPress admin, it’s because your site is running end-of-life PHP version. Upgrade to the latest UpdraftPlus version.CSS and HTMLWant to learn more ways to use CSS? Greg Hovanesyan takes an in-depth look at 50 CSS properties and values, including some experimental ones as well as not-so-well-known CSS values.In rules for using ARIA in HTML, Ire Aderinokun explains why you want to avoid using ARIA if HTML5 element can be used, when to use roles for focusable visable elements, and more.Yikes! Can you imagine maintaining 24 sites for 12 journals? In their Responsive Web Design interview, Paul Gee and Rob Wooten describe how responsive web design helped them manage the JAMA Network, a family of 12 journals published by the Journal of American Medical Association. (Podcast and transcript available)What I Found InterestingIt can take only one email change to make you a more effective leader.If you see a page, tweet, or post online and you want to save it, here are six ways to save pages in the Wayback Machine.One thing Ethan Marcotte recently noticed when working with non-profits was how their choices for website themes often resulted in slow performing themes. Wouldn’t it be helpful if CMS vendors highlighted performance in themes?If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: November 11, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about dark patterns and the power of persuasive design, find out how to have users submit guest blog posts, learn everything you ever wanted to know about the lang attribute, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: April 21, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn the difference between customization and personalization, find out what’s new in the WordPress 4.7.4 release, discover how to use the font-display property, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links” I don’t see them as often as in the past, but I love accessibility reviews like this one of UK supermarket Tesco, which highlight the accessibility of existing sites and how they can be improved.Accessibility is not an option. It’s part of the cost of doing business, says Dan Herman who works at the Penn State College of Medicine. Create accessible websites by having empathy and understanding the standards.WordPressWoohoo! Along with Amazon, WordPress is one of the top two trusted brands, according to the Alignable’s 2017 SMB Brand Ratings.For whatever reason, you may find yourself needing to restore a MySQL database. Don’t worry, Kinsta has you covered with their how to restore MySQL with phpMyAdmin tutorial.Troubleshooting a problem on your WordPress site? From last week’s WPSessions webinar with Kyle Maurer:Every WordPress problem we encounter can be traced to 1 of these 5 items: 1. Domain2. Device3. Database4. Code5. Server#WPSessions— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) January 20, 2017last_img read more

New era as South Africa joins BRICS

first_img11 April 2011 South Africa will attend its first BRICS summit as a full member of the grouping of most influential developing nations when President Jacob Zuma sits down with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China at the third BRICS Leaders Meeting in Sanya, a resort in China’s southern island province of Hainan, on 14 April. The previous two BRIC summits were held in Russia in 2009 and in Brazil in 2010. Chinese President Hu Jintao will host this week’s summit, where he will be joined by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma. South Africa will also participate in the BRICS Business Forum and the BRICS Banking Cooperation Mechanism on the sidelines of the two-day summit. Zuma will be accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.From BRIC to BRICS BRIC, to be known as BRICS now that South Africa has become a member, is a powerful bloc of emerging economies which, according to the International Monetary Fund, will account for as much as 61% of global growth in three years’ time. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane, briefing journalists in Pretoria last Tuesday, said South Africa would both benefit from and contribute to the grouping’s ambitious goal of “expanding inter-trade amongst BRICS countries to US$400-billion to $500-billion by the year 2015.” South Africa brought into BRICS “not only South Africa but a larger African market of a billion people,” Nkoane-Mashabane said, noting that trade between BRIC and Africa had grown significantly over the last decade.BRICS and Africa BRICS was still in its formative stages, the minister said, with the vision of BRICS being one of the issues on the agenda of the leaders’ meeting – giving South Africa an opportunity to make “an invaluable contribution in envisioning the future of BRICS.” “South Africa goes into BRICS remembering fully well that we are an integral part of this continent of Africa,” the minister said. “Wherever South Africa finds itself in a forum … where other African countries are not represented, we do not speak for South Africa alone but also for all other African countries.” Brazil, Russia, India and China, she said, had the capacity to bring investments, expertise and functional technologies that could help Africa accelerate its infrastructure development, which in turn would “encourage inter-African trade and help accelerate regional economic integration in our region”. Nkoane-Mashabane added that there was already “coordination of ideas” among the five BRICS members in other international forums, including the G20, the G8 Plus 5, and the UN Security Council, where all BRICS members are currently serving.‘Great opportunity for SA’ Speaking at a breakfast briefing in Johannesburg last Monday, Kuseni Dlamini, CEO of Old Mutual SA and Emerging Markets, said South Africa’s BRICS membership was “a great opportunity for South African business to access markets in the BRIC countries, which comprise more than 40 percent of the world’s population. “It will also enable us to learn how some businesses in those markets have managed to be leaders in their fields.” Speaking at the same briefing, Jose Vicente Pimentel, Brazil’s ambassador to South Africa, said joining BRICS would give South Africa “enormous international exposure.” Pimentel added that South Africa and Brazil’s relations would further be strengthened by South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, followed by Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 edition of the event. Already, Pimentel said, the Brazilian business community and municipal delegations had been visiting the 2010 host cities to learn what from South Africa’s successful hosting of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. Brazil’s ambassador to China, Clodoaldo Hugueney, echoed Pimentel’s views last week, telling Chinese news agency Xinhua that South Africa’s participation was “a major addition to the original forum of BRIC countries” because it implied a new dimension of cooperation with current development and changes in Africa. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Vodacom invests in leadership skills

first_img20 June 2011Twenty-four of Vodacom’s employees from across the continent recently graduated from the Vodacom Advanced Executive Programme (VAEP), which was developed in partnership with Wits Business School to improve talented employees’ leadership, business and innovation skills.The programme has been running since 2003, and is designed to reward talented employees by offering them the opportunity to improve their skills. The 2010 intake included representatives from four of Vodacom’s African offices, entrenching the company’s commitment to grow leaders across the continent.Cross-boundary collaborationThe programme is seen as an important development tool, as it gives the company’s top employees the opportunity to visit Vodafone operations around the world to observe global innovative thinking.“They return to South Africa and develop business case proposals which could be applied to our African operations,” said Vodacom chief human resources officer Mpho Nkeli in a statement last week. “This makes the programme exciting not only for their own development, but the cross-boundary collaboration also carries enormous benefits for Vodacom.“The aim of the programme is to contribute towards strengthening our business, to actively create an environment for our people to excel beyond our innovation borders and to grow Vodacom leaders across the continent.”Reputable leadership programmesAccording to Vodacom, the VAEP is aligned with a high calibre of reputable leadership programmes and global standards, and has also been enhanced with a Telecoms Mini-MBA, whilst providing a desirably diverse learning approach.Employees who are invited to join the programme are expected to attend lectures on multiple modules covering everything from finance, accounting and economics. The course offers both theoretical and practical experience.“One of the most important elements of the course is the Janus Project, where participants analyse an international organisation in an integrated case study and extract learning points of global solutions while remaining locally relevant for future consideration by Vodacom,” said Nkeli.Identifying and building future leadersThe programme allows Vodacom to always be a step ahead of its competitors by promoting strategic thinking and innovation amongst its employees. The suggestions, research and findings that are developed from this programme are carefully analysed and considered by Vodacom’s executive team.“The VAEP programme ensures that our employees always strive for excellence and are always looking for ways to be creative, dynamic and innovative,” said Nkeli. “VAEP allows us to retain and attract the best employees in the market.“The programme also offers us the opportunity to identify and build future leaders of Vodacom.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, June 18, 2011

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#events#web curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

Virat Kohli named sixth most marketable athlete in world

first_imgThe list also features Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt who is behind Virat Kohli at 10th spotIndian cricket’s pin-up boy and Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rated as the world’s sixth most marketable athlete.Kohli, currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is on the list of 50 athletes, who have been identified as commercially the most viable sportspersons, by SportsPro magazine on Thursday.Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard tops the list, followed by Brazilian football star Neymar and Masters golf champion Jordan Spieth.Bouchard, 21, is winner of the Women’s Tennis Asscociation’s (WTA) Most Improved Player award for the 2014 season. She reached two Grand Slam semi-finals and the Wimbledon final last year.Neymar is a two-time topper of the list, having taken the position in 2012 and 2013. Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori was the highest new entry on the list at the eighth place.Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton topped the list a year ago, but dropped to the fifth spot in this year’s rankings.Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt headed the list in 2011 but has dropped to the 10th spot this year.The list focuses on marketing potential over the next three years, with athletes from around the world ranked against criteria including age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal.”As ever, these rankings are not about pinpointing the most commercially valuable athlete in the world today, but rather they are an attempt to identify marketing potential over the next three years,” James Emmett, SportsPro editorial director said in a statement on Thursday.advertisement”Eugenie Bouchard has struggled on the court since a standout season in 2014. But she has time on her side, and all the attributes needed to succeed Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as the face of the most commercially successful women’s sport on the planet.””There is debate every year about who does and doesn’t make the list. Our underlying mission is always in identifying athlete marketing bets for the mid-term future. In other words, if you were a sponsor, which athletes are going to provide value for your marketing money, and help build your brand over the next three years?We’re finding the commercial stars of tomorrow, and they are not necessarily the commercial stars of today,” he added.Top 10 most marketable athletes1. Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis)2. Neymar (Football)3. Jordan Spieth (Golf)4. Missy Franklin (Swimming)5. Lewis Hamilton (F1)6. Virat Kohli (Cricket)7. Stephen Curry (Basketball)8. Kei Nishikori (Tennis)9. Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Athletics)10. Usain Bolt (Athletics)last_img read more

Super Moon party at Tiki Hut tonight

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – The biggest moon you will see and have seen in decades is out, illuminating night skies and creating a spectacle for countries like the TCI which has no skyscrapers and other elements to block our views.  The Super Moon will shine 30 percent brighter and appear 14 percent bigger tonight, Monday November 14.Tiki Hut will celebrate this magnificent moon with a party at the restaurant starting around 8 p.m.   You will have to wait until November in the year 2034 to see the moon this brilliantly again.So step outside later on and enjoy. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #supermoonpartylast_img read more