West Ham v Chelsea: Blues unchanged

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea have named an unchanged side for the derby at the London Stadium after Eden Hazard was passed fit.Hazard picked up a knock in training last week but is able to play for the Blues, who will go 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table if they win tonight’s game.Cesc Fabregas keeps his place in midfield, with Nemanja Matic again among the substitutes.Meanwhile, Andy Carroll returns for West Ham after a month out with a groin injury.The Hammers are without Michail Antonio, who is suspended.West Ham: Randolph, Kouyate, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Obiang, Feghouli, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Byram, Masuaku, Collins, Fernandes, Ayew, Calleri.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard Subs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors squander opportunity to win late, fall to Magic 100-96

first_imgORLANDO — The Warriors played well on Sunday but, in a season when so much has gone wrong, it seems everything needs to go right for them to win.The Warriors (4-17) lost to the Orlando Magic, 100-96, at Amway Center in a game that came down to one shot with two seconds left.On the final play, Warriors guard Alec Burks came off a screen set by Draymond Green, caught the pass, turned, and launched an open shot to win … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Social support to continue as foreign nationals are reintegrated into communities

first_imgForeign nationals who have been accommodated at a temporary settlement next to the Primrose Police Station in Germiston, East Rand, after they fled fearing attacks, will continue receiving social support services from social workers as they are reintegrated into their communities in Makawusi and Marathon informal settlements on April 23.Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini – who visited the settlement during the relocation – said work had been done by various stakeholders to prepare both the communities and foreign nationals for a smooth reintegration.“Our social workers will now be deployed in the communities to work with individual households to ensure their well-being, as well as conduct community facilitation to promote social cohesion between the locals and foreign nationals,” said Minister Dlamini.She warned that successful reintegration is a long term process that will demand persevering attention. The Minister also said that community practitioners would be trained on conflict resolution and deployed to communities to ensure no further flare up of violence.The temporary settlement has been home to three hundred and sixty six (366) foreign nationals since April 16, including one hundred and ninety six (196) men, one hundred and fourteen (114) women, twenty five (25) children and fifty six (56) infants.During their stay at the temporary settlement the Department has, through social workers, provided a number of social support services to them to help them cope with the ordeal.These include psychosocial assessments to detect the need for psychosocial interventions, trauma counselling, and the referral of pregnant women, children and people with disabilities to relevant health facilities for health interventions, including a mobile clinic that has been stationed at the temporary settlement.A mobile early childhood development (ECD) centre had also been brought onto the settlement, run by a qualified practitioner and equipped with stimulating toys to bridge the gap while children were not able to attend their usual ECD centres.There were mixed feelings from the foreign nationals as they were getting ready to be reintegrated into their communities.Lucas Dube (20), a Zimbabwean from the Marathon informal settlement said he was glad to be going back to his home. “I’m glad we can go back home now to resume our lives. We have been given assurances by authorities that we will be okay when we go back, so I’m happy,” said Dube.Safari Dube (28), a Mozambican national, has adopted a wait-and-see attitude. “When the violence began I sent my two children (13 and 16) to my sister in Rustenburg. I will fetch them only when I am sure that the violence will not happen again,” she said.Social workers will continue working with the community in all the areas across the country where foreign nationals are being reintegrated to ensure a smooth transition. They will form part of the broader government campaign to educate local communities about foreign nationals and ensure they are fully integrated as equal members of society.Issued by the National Department of Social DevelopmentMedia inquiries may be directed to Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or [email protected]last_img read more

Natural calamities impair Odisha’s growth, says Economic Survey

first_imgOdisha, which is pushing for inclusion of natural calamity as a criterion for according Special Category Status, says its economic growth is hindered largely by frequent occurrences of natural disasters.Odisha Economic Survey 2018-19 that was tabled in the State Assembly on Friday says enormous losses to life, livelihoods, property and infrastructure caused due to disasters have put an impediment on the State’s growth trajectory.“During the drought year of 1996-97, the economic growth of the state turned negative (-4.85%). Post the devastating Super Cyclone of 1999, Gross State Domestic Product growth rate was -1.72% in the succeeding year,” the survey says.It observes similarly, post two consecutive cyclones and floods in 2013 and 2014, the growth rate fell to 1.8% in 2014-15, in comparison to a high growth rate of 9.3% in 2013-14.According to the report, apart from losses to life and property, natural disasters also lead to crop failure, decline in surface and groundwater level, increasing unemployment and under-employment, migration and indebtedness.“It is clear that natural calamities impair the growth of an economy, making it imperative to take measures to mitigate losses,” it says.In Odisha’s case, the State’s vulnerability to natural disasters and consequent crop losses may also be a factor behind higher inflation caused due to supply side pressures.“Nearly 35% of all the cyclonic storms that have crossed the eastern coast of India have affected Odisha and the associated storm surges have often inundated large tracts of coastal districts,” the economic survey report points out. Rivers like Mahanadi and its tributaries have the potential to cause severe floods (out of a total geographical area of 15,571 lakh hectares, 1.40 lakh hectares are very flood prone).“Recent trends have shown that the frequency, intensity and extent of droughts in the State are gradually on the rise leading to severe negative impacts on the agricultural sector in the State. In addition, the State is also affected by disasters like heat waves, pest attacks and forest fires,” it says.There have been many instances where a particular area has been struck by a number of disasters simultaneously or repeatedly by one or the other type of disasters, the report further says.The year 2017-18 also witnessed many natural disasters including floods in two phases, drought, pest attack and lightning accidents.last_img read more

16 days agoMan City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exitby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDinamo Zagreb wing-back Dani Olmo says he won’t force a move away this season.The Croatia U21 star was blocked from leaving this summer amid interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.He told AS: “I always said that in the future, I would like to play in one of the big leagues. “I am in a big club like Dinamo Zagreb, playing in the Champions League.”I only want to achieve this goal and continue to give my club the maximum, where I am very happy.” last_img read more

CSSC Sends Its Smart Ship to Sea Trials

first_imgzoom China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has splashed its first smart ship, the 38,800-metric ton bulk carrier Great Smart, in late October when the vessel departed the shipyard for sea trials.The bulker started its week-long trials on October 31 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, the state-owned shipbuilder informed.Great Smart, which is a modified version of the Green Dolphin fuel-efficient bulk carrier concept, is set to be handed over to an undisclosed shipowner by the end of 2017.It was awarded the “cybersafe”, “cyber-perform” and “cyber-maintain” smart-vessel notations by the UK classification society Lloyd’s Register, as well as the “intelligent ship” notation from China Classification Society.The vessel was designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute and built in Guangzhou by Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of CSSC.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Ohio States Sullinger named finalist for John R Wooden Award

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday. The award, named after former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sullinger is the only player on the list who was a 2011 Wooden Award All American. He was also named first-team All-American by Sporting News for the second straight year. The Buckeye big man has averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds for the No. 7-ranked OSU basketball team this year as the team compiled a 25-6 regular season record. Sullinger’s 14 points and 10 rebounds helped OSU beat Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday and give the Buckeyes a share of the Big Ten regular season championship along with the Spartans and Michigan. MSU senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green was the only other player from the Big Ten named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Other notable names include Kentucky freshmen forwards Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, and North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller. The list, which also requires the student-athletes to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, was comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. The Big East had three players on the list, which was the most of any conference. The Wooden All-American teams will be announced during the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. In the meantime, Sullinger and the Buckeyes will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament. They will play Friday at approximately 9 p.m. against the winner of a game between Nebraska and Purdue. After the tournament ends Sunday, the team will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament. read more

Ademola Lookman is locked in Everton

first_imgWith only 20 years of age, the England under-21 forward will remain at Everton, coach Marco Silva said on MondayAfter spending the first semester of 2018 in the German Bundesliga, playing with RB Leipzig in eleven matches and scoring five times, Ademola Lookman seems to be “locked” in Everton.The Toffees’ boss told The Guardian today about the future of many players, and he said “he is our player and he stays,” about Lookman.The attacker has played with the English National Team in the U19, U20 and U21 divisions, scoring four goals.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Meanwhile, he has defended the jerseys of Charlton Athletic and Everton in England, while he just played in Germany with Leipzig before the summer.But Marco Silva has said he will not sell or re-loan Lookman this season, even after the German side is asking for his return.“It is not easy for us as a club to sign some players because in normal situations they ask a lot of money and also we have to make the right decisions,” he said about the team looking for additions only.last_img read more

Vintage Jose Mourinho brings back his greatest hits

first_imgPortuguese manager Jose Mourinho gave us all a glimpse of the manager who conquered the world eight years ago, his greatest hits.When one thinks about Jose Mourinho and his greatest hits as a manager, thinking about the time when he defeated FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in the 2010 Champions League semifinal is inevitable.Back then there was a feeling that Pep Guardiola’s squad was completely invincible, and yet Mourinho’s Internazionale Milano came to Camp Nou and eliminated the mighty Barcelona.This was a feat that only a manager like Jose Mourinho was able to accomplish, he was the one who managed to beat that historic side at their very best and nobody will ever take the credit from him.But now that many years have gone by, there was a general feeling that Jose had lost his touch and Manchester United was suffering from an outdated manager who needed to improve on many fronts.This Wednesday’s match at Juventus Stadium was very similar to the one against Barcelona from 2010, a setting in which Jose Mourinho’s squad was considered the weakest from the two and pretty much everybody bet against the Red Devils.But if you know Jose Mourinho, you could already smell that the Portuguese manager was slowly going back to his best self with the Red Devils.Mourinho después del partido: “Yo soy un profesional. Pero ellos me insultaron a mí, mi familia y mi familia interista por 90 minutos, al final del juego solo quería escucharlos más fuerte.”#MouUnoDiNoi💙 pic.twitter.com/IG9d2zrgyu— Inter Latino (@inter_latino) November 7, 2018Jose was even mending his relationship with several players who had lost his confidence throughout the start of this new season, but their performance from this Wednesday proved that the manager has completely turned things around and now there will be very few squads that can stop Manchester United.Since the match against Juventus started, the fans at the stadium began to scream several types of insults against Jose Mourinho and they intensified as soon as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal that appeared to have decided the final outcome of this game.The manager remained calm during the final minutes of the game, he was expecting for the perfect moment to unleash his already familiar reaction after getting yet another upset against the favorite for this match.His reaction after his players managed to turn the game around in the final minutes against Juventus, was strangely familiar to the same reaction he had when Internazionale Milano eliminated Barcelona in that 2010 Champions League semifinal.The manager went straight to the fans and celebrated right in front of them, he placed his hand on one ear and asked them to keep yelling at him.➔ Le festejó a los culés en el Camp Nou. ➔ Le festejó a los hinchas de la Juventus en Turín.MOURINHO SIENDO MOURINHO. pic.twitter.com/kx1yfB7fEWJose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) November 7, 2018Mourinho spoke to the press after the match to reveal the reason he reacted the way he did, something that players like Leonardo Bonucci or Paulo Dybala didn’t like one bit and came after the manager when the match was over.“I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” said Mourinho via Goal.“I didn’t offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder. I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this.”“We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we cannot be any better than this. We came here to play like a team that was against a side with different potential on every level,” he continued.“We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end. We looked for it.”“Fellaini changes the game, most often at home. We didn’t have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals.”“We introduced Juan Mata not for the free kicks, but to put the crosses in for Fellaini, who always dominates in the air.”“A point or three would’ve changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us.””Beautiful Italians insulted me for 90 minutes…” 🤷‍♂️Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho explains his post-match celebrations 👀🎙 @DesKellyBTS pic.twitter.com/C4yONWd2IG— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 7, 2018What do you think about Jose Mourinho’s reaction to his squad’s late victory against Juventus? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more