Half-time: Chelsea 0 Everton 0

first_imgA sprightly Chelsea dominated large spells of the first half but lacked a killer instinct in front of goal.Nemanja Matic was the first to have a pop, evading two snappy challenges before firing into the Shed End, while Willian’s curling effort dipped just over the crossbar.But it was Everton who had the clearest chance of the opening 10 minutes with their first attack. Ross Barkley picked out Romelu Lukaku, whose drilled shot was blocked by the legs of the recalled Petr Cech.Juan Cuadrado, on his home debut, looked lively in patches and flashed a shot across the face of goal, while Loic Remy – in ahead of Didier Drogba – produced a fine save from Everton keeper Tim Howard.Howard also clung on well to Eden Hazard’s fierce low drive from the edge of the box as the hosts continued to press.Kurt Zouma was also brought back into the Chelsea side and he enjoyed the better of an intriguing match-up with former Blues striker Lukaku.Everton often got men forward in support of their counter-attacks but lacked the invention to cut through the Chelsea backline. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard; Remy. Subs: Courtois, Cahill, Ake, Filipe Luis, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers 24, Broncos 15: Top takeways amid Garoppolo’s clumsy debut

first_imgDENVER — This first step was a clumsy one.This wasn’t what Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers or their quarterback-loving fans envisioned during his past 11 months of grueling rehabilitation on a rebuilt, left knee.Suiting up for the first time since his catastrophic injury last September, Garoppolo was just 1-of-6 with one interception and a 0.0 passer rating in three unflattering series.The upshot: Monday night’s 24-15 win was merely an exhibition, the first chance to knock off rust and test …last_img read more

Manuel to co-chair climate fund body

first_img29 April 2011 South African National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has been elected as one of three co-chairman of an international committee set up to design the US$100-billion Green Climate Fund, which was set up after the United Nations’ climate summit in Cancun, Mexico in December. The Green Climate Fund, which will be financed through carbon pricing, will be used to mitigate deforestation and open up new agricultural land in Africa, among other things. Announcing his appointment to journalists in Cape Town on Friday, Manuel said his appointment to the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Change Fund happened in his absence in Mexico on Thursday night. He joins two other co-chairs, Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, and Kjetil Lund of Norway’s ministry of finance. He said that the Transitional Committee comprised 40 United Nations representatives and reported to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The committee had three tasks, which were to design the “governance arrangements of a Green Climate Fund, mobilizing resources for this fund and setting out the modalities of spending these resources”. Manuel said that the committee would have to finish its obligations before the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17), which takes place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December. The committee was likely to have at least four meetings leading to the COP 17 meeting. Manuel said that climate change issues were not for scientists alone, and more debate was needed around the matter in South Africa. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Partners for Possibility on the global stage in London

first_imgA South African social entrepreneur has been acknowledged as one of the globe’s most progressive thinkers at the international Thinkers50 Awards in London on Tuesday, 13 November.Dr Louise van Rhyn has been acknowledged as one of the globe’s most progressive thinkers at the international Thinkers50 Awards. (Image: Partners for Possibility)Partners for Possibility acknowledged at global Thinkers50 Awards in LondonOrganisation and founder nominated for Thinkers50 category prizeFounder invited to share unique programme on stage at gala eventOrganisation recognised by Forbes as “inspiring to say the least”Dr Louise van Rhyn, the founder and CEO of Partners for Possibility (PfP), was nominated for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards. She was also asked to speak at the event, introducing the Partners for Possibility programme to an audience that included global thinkers like business guru Tom Peters, author and speaker Simon Sinek, author Liz Wiseman, philosopher and author Charles Handy and journalist Dan Pontefract.“It was truly an honour to be asked to address such an esteemed audience. I shared with them our nation-building process of pairing business leaders with school principals in a leadership development programme of co-learning and co-action and some of the hundreds of beautiful stories that have come from these powerful partnerships,” says Louise.Partners for Possibility started at one school in Cape Town in 2010 and has since grown to nearly 700 schools across South Africa. At each school, the organisation pairs a school principal with a business leader and together they attend leadership development programmes, before setting their sights on the specific challenges facing their school.“As part of the programme, we teach the partners to start with curiosity and a true belief that each of them can learn from the process. We also support each partnership with the support from a Learning Process Facilitator, which helps them on their year-long journey together.“Partners experience the journey as a transformative, nation-building experience, which enables them to bridge social and economic boundaries and experience genuine deep levels of social cohesion,” says Louise.For the 2017 Awards, Louise was nominated for an award in the “Ideas into Practice” category, with the judges commenting on the fact that Partners for Possibility is a home-grown solution for the specific and pressing issues facing under-resourced schools in South Africa. Overall, this category identifies leaders who have “made a meaningful contribution in the real world”.The complete list of categories includes leading thinkers such as Scott Anthony, author and managing partner at Innosight, Howard Yu, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at IMD in Switzerland, author and speaker Simon Sinek and Harvard Fellow Heidi Gardner.Despite the fact that the award did not go to Louise, being nominated as one of six nominees in the category is a tremendous honour and one for which Louise is extremely grateful.Her talk was welcomed by guests and attending journalists. Dan Pontefract, who writes on Forbes.com, wrote: “Another was learning about the wonderful work going on in South Africa. Louise van Rhyn gave a talk that filled my heart with joy. Imagine planting executives into under-resourced schools to learn from principals, educators and school children about their difficulties. Imagine the reciprocal learning that the administrators and educators receive from the executive. The program is called Partners for Possibility and it was inspiring to say the least.”“As a partner to the Partners for Possibility programme, Brand South Africa congratulates Partners for Possibility on its nomination at the global Thinkers50 Awards. The quest to bring about systemic and durable change in the quality of education for our young people is of great importance for the country’s future. It is reaffirming when the global stages recognize active citizenship as it urges continuous contribution towards the improvement of the country”, said Brand South Africa’s General Manager: Stakeholder Ms Mpumi Mabuza.About Thinkers50Thinkers50 is a global rating of management gurus in various fields of excellence. It was started in 2001 and it regularly recognises the top leadership and management thinkers in a range of fields, including Innovation, Digital Thinking, Ideas into Practice and Lifetime Achievement.About Partners for PossibilityPartners for Possibility started with one school – Kannemeyer Primary – in 2010 and has since grown to a network of schools in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In each school, a business leader works closely with a school principal to identify the school’s most pressing challenges and to address these.The PfP programme allows for very specific solutions for every participating school. Each partnership is supported by a Learning Process Facilitator and they regularly meet with other partnerships in a wider Leadership Circle to share ideas, discuss challenges and motivate each other.For more information, please visit pfp4sa.org.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Telephoto Lense for iPhone is Bonkers (and Cheap!)

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts Instagram, eat your heart out! PhotoJojo’s 8X external telephoto lens for the iPhone sells for a mere $35! Of course the iPhone 4 version is sold out right now but it looks like more will ship out early next month.Found via the always fabulous blog PSFK, where we read about the Gramophone-Shaped Analog Speaker For The iPhone last week (see below). What’s next, external sin detection devices?Not to be pedantic about it, but what a device like the above represents is the commodification and democratization of formerly less-accessible media production technologies. Right? Tags:#mobile#Photo Sharing Services#web last_img read more

IFFI to open with world premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’

first_imgThe 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with the world premiere of ‘The Aspern Papers’, with its international star cast attending the screening.Organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Goa government’s entertainment organisation, the nine-day IFFI 2018 begins on Tuesday.The Aspern Papers tells a story of obsession, lost grandeur and dreams of Byronic adventures. Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Golden Globe-nominated Joely Richardson (the lead actors), Julia Robins, Morgane Polanski, Nicolas Hau and Julien Landais (director) will attend the screening.The country’s premier film festival this year will showcase 212 films from 68 countries, with Israel as the ‘Country of Focus’. There will be a retrospective section of Ingmar Bergman to mark 100 years of the filmmaker’s birth.The films for the Indian Panorama section were selected by a feature film jury of 13 members headed by director and screenwriter Rahul Rawail. The jury selected the 22 feature films, and Olu, directed by Shaji N. Karun, will be the opening feature film of the Indian Panorama. Four mainstream films have also been selected under the Indian Panorama Section by an internal committee based on the recommendations of the Film Federation of India and Producers Guild of India.There is also a special section for sports films. Members of the film fraternity, including Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh, Reema Kagti and Rakesh Omprakash Mehra will present their sports-centric films. Among those selected are Gold, Soorma, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 1983, Mary Kom and MSD: The Untold Story.“The idea is to celebrate sports and recognise the contribution of India’s sportspersons,” said ESG vice chairman and filmmaker Rajendra Talak. The sports section is being introduced under the ‘Khelo India’ campaign at Jogger’s Park in Altino, Panaji.The festival will also have popular sections like master classes by veterans in the Indian film industry, besides the international and conversation sections.last_img read more

Hubalde leads Valenzuela past Bataan dribblers

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Communists favor Camanava area for recruitment – NCRPO chief PLAY LIST 02:39Communists favor Camanava area for recruitment – NCRPO chief00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Valenzuela continued its onslaught to take a commanding 52-22 lead at halftime. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Paolo Hubalde dished out a career-high 14 assists as Valenzuela posted its first back-to-back victories in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup even as Parañaque got back on the winning track late Thursday night at Valenzuela Astrodome.The Classic, supported by Yulz, clobbered the Bataan Defenders-BaiShipping, 97-80.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Parañaque-Yakimix, on the other hand, survived preseason champion Bulacan, 74-72.A costly technical foul called on Jay Gonzales of the Ligo Sardines-supported Kuyas squad, gave the Patriots the cushion they needed down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJuneric Baloria made two of three charity shots, including one off the technical foul, in the last 45 seconds, enabling the Patriots to get back on the winning track and join the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort and the Classic in a share of third to fifth places (2-1).Playing in front of their wildly-cheering home crowd, the Classic got off to a rousing start, posting a 29-12 lead in the first period behind the hot-shooting Adrian Celada, who nailed three of four shots from beyond the arc. MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Ikeda recovers from wobble, nips Korean foe in 3rd playoff holelast_img read more

Ready for probe into CWG, says Suresh Kalmadi

first_imgCommonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday said he is ready to provide all kind of support to the Prime Minister-appointed high-level committee formed to look into allegations of corruption related to the conduct of mega sporting event.Kalmadi, already under fire from various quarters over delays and charges of corruption ranging from favouritism in award of contracts to expensive hiring of training equipment, welcomed the government’s initiative to launch a probe into the matter and hoped that the report covers all aspects.”The Honourable Prime Minister has appointed a committee to probe into all matters relating to the Commonwealth Games. We welcome the initiative and hope that it will be comprehensive, covering all aspects. The Organising Committee will be happy to provide all support to the panel,” Kalmadi said in an OC release.The committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu, will submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months.The announcement came even as the CAG stepped into the picture to conduct assessment of various projects related to the CWG with officials set to visit all the stadia and go through records.Kalmadi also thanked people of Delhi for helping the Organising Committee live up to its promise of a great Games.”We would like to thank everyone concerned, especially the people of Delhi. We are happy to note that the athletes and officials have praised the arrangements made for them.”The people of Delhi and India have done themselves proud as they have successfully hosted Delhi 2010, overcoming all challenges, and demonstrated to the world that the have the capacity and commitment to host major international events,” he said.advertisementKalmadi, also the Indian Olympic Association chief, said during the run up to the Games, many concerns were expressed about India’s ability to conduct the Games and ensure the security and safety of the athletes and the Organising Committee delivered the task of conducting the Games really well.”All these were cleared and everyone left Delhi very satisfied. The IOA was responsible for winning the bid to host the Games in Delhi and the Organising Committee was given the task of delivering the opening and closing ceremonies and the sporting competitions.”The grand opening and closing ceremonies as well as the actual conduct of the sporting competition have received widespread acclaim and praise, including from athletes and team officials as well as from media at home and overseas,” he said.Kalmadi also acknowledged the contribution of all those involved in the preparations and delivery of the Games.”It includes all stakeholders, the 22,000 volunteers who worked tirelessly and were India’s ambassadors during the Games, and the media for its wonderful coverage of the Games.”We owe special gratitude to the thousands of security personnel who ensured fool-proof and incident-free security arrangements. Senior Government officials, hundreds of sports officials, National Sports Federations and security agencies who worked hard for years and their contribution need to be acknowledged,” the OC chief said.He also congratulated the Indian athletes for putting up a good show in front of the whole world.”With 101 medals from 12 sport, India’s sportspersons finished higher than ever before in a Commonwealth Games and made India proud.”Kalmadi said the whole effort of organising the Games has been applauded by the Commonwealth community.”Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell summed the event as ‘Delhi has delivered a truly exceptional Games’,” he added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Spare coach Michael Nobbs for Indian hockey team’s poor show in London

first_imgIndian hockey is again in focus and this time for non-performance at the London Olympics.Having watched the team fumble against Holland and New Zealand, I decided to not go to the venue today. It was far more important to keep track of Mary Kom as women’s boxing made its debut.The problem with Indian hockey is however much you try and distance yourself from it, the passion will never go.Watching glimpses of the team getting whacked 4-1 by South Korea at the Riverbank Arena on Sunday was indeed painful as finishing within the top eight is now ruled out.Let me tell you some truths about our hockey. Even the large Indian media contingent has lost interest in this team as there are better options to write about.When you have to choose between athletes who are winning and can bring you a medal and a team which looks lost, the option is very clear.It is indeed sad the team is now in shambles and uplifting their morale is now very tough. I saw in archery how thanks to the hype and pressure, the men and women archers collapsed so miserably.Its one thing to say hockey is our national game and another thing not being able to stomach one defeat after another.A friend of mine called me from India and said it was very surprising that coach Michael Nobbs had decided to lash out at some of the players’ for non-performance.My first reaction was one of anger as in the middle of the tournament if the coach is going to open his mouth, the team members will feel let down.However, after watching the meek shown against the South Koreans, I am convinced Nobbs hasn’t said anything wrong at all.His lines were clear when he spoke of some senior players being unable to deliver and how they were content just to wear the “Olympian” tag now.Nobbs has always been fair and open in his assessment of players and has been friendly with the media. He knew that if he had taken a phone connection in London, he would have gone nuts. So all communication with him is through emails, and nothing gets misinterpreted in it.Having said that, I am convinced the coach who got plaudits for piloting the Indian team through the qualifying stage will face the heat even before he returns to India.We all know how India treats its foreign coaches when it does badly. I have no shame in admitting this Indian hockey team which has come to London had no medal chance at all. Yes, finishing within the top eight seemed realistic to me at one stage but not now.I still recall, after the Guangzhou Asian Games disaster, when India was unable to win gold, hell broke loose. It meant curtains for coach Jose Brasa, though he had done his best.I shudder to think what lies in store for Nobbs as there is one mistake he has made and that is being open about the Indian players.We all know what happened when Greg Chappell spoke against Sourav Ganguly and he had to face the heat.Over here, Nobbs has been frank but he needs to explain why this team has flunked so badly.I am sure all of you at home watching the matches on television will find it hard to fathom how penalty corner expert Sandeep Singh has forgotten his job.I am also convinced that the Indian defence, which was always suspect, has too many holes which can’t be plugged.There is a general lackadaisical approach on the field and if it has happened all of a sudden, it’s very hard to digest.Exposure, camps, money and better living standards, the Indian hockey players are more pampered than before.At this stage, I would certainly not ask for Nobbs’ head to roll as it’s the players who have let the nation down. They just don’t seem to take any pride in playing for India.advertisementlast_img read more

Northern region highlights 9.30 pm

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9.30 pm. JAMMU DEL18 JK-3RD LD-SHAH Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today said his party will never allow the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of the country, as he lashed at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz for being on the same frequency as the terrorists. JAMMU DEL13 JK-LD JOURNALISTS Jammu/Srinagar: Former minister and senior BJP leader Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to draw a line between reporting facts and supporting terrorists or face the fate of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants. HAPUR DES3 UP-HAPUR LYNCHING VIDEO Hapur: Another video of the Hapur lynching purportedly showing a mob beating up a man and forcing him to confess to having slaughtered a cow has gone viral on social media. LUDHIANA NRG3 PB-UNDERTRIAL Ludhiana: An undertrial was injured after he was allegedly attacked by some inmates at the Ludhiana central jail, police said today. SRINAGAR DES2 JK-OMAR Srinagar: National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah today said the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley. DEHRADUN DES21 UKD-RAFTING-RAWAT Dehradun: As tour operators of Uttarakhand struggle to come to terms with a recent court order banning water sports in the state, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today assured them of protecting their interests, even as all district magistrates were asked to implement the ban in their areas.advertisement LUCKNOW DES27 UP-2NDLD-ACCIDENTS Lucknow: At least 14 people were killed and three others injured in road accidents in different districts of Uttar Pradesh, police said today. PTI ASHASHlast_img read more