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Latest: Chelsea 0 Tottenham 0 – Ivanovic close for Blues

first_imgBranislav Ivanovic went closest for Chelsea during a high-tempo start to the Capital One Cup final.The defender, whose extra-time goal against Liverpool, earned the Blues their place at Wembley, nodded a corner into the side netting early on.Chelsea had dominated possession in the opening stages, with John Terry heading well over in the opening minute, but Tottenham gradually warmed to their task.Just after Ivanovic’s effort, Christian Eriksen struck the bar with a free-kick and Harry Kane’s tame low effort was comfortably fielded by Petr Cech.Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise by opting for Kurt Zouma to start in central midfield, with Nemanja Matic suspended.Cesc Fabregas was named in the three to play behind Diego Costa, while Cech got the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois in goal. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Saldado. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kabelo Mabalane: a music man with a plan

first_imgKabelo Mabalane, host on Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, is familiar with the highs and lows of success and stardomKabelo Mabalane, host on Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, is familiar with the highs and lows of success and stardom. After recovering from a drug dependency, the former TKZee member is an artist, and sportsman, in his own right.Mabalane is no stranger to show business, having been in the spotlight since 1997 as a member of kwaito supergroup, TKZee. With high school friends Zwai Bala and Tokollo Tshabalala, Mabalane blazed a trail through South African music and revelled in his bad boy image. But after being hospitalised after drug abuse, the star slowed down, and has since become an inspiration to young South Africans.last_img

Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’

first_imgProf Helen Rees (middle on photo) is one of the medical researchers honoured at the “Oscars” of South African science last week. Here she is with Minister Naledi Pandor and President of South3, Mike Fraser. (Image: Department of Science and Technology) • Brilliant young minds at the CSIR • Royal boost for conservation in Africa • Solar car races around southern Africa • Safer stoves for all township homes • Drones used to fight crime in South Africa South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.The success of medical research in South Africa was celebrated at the 2015 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards on Thursday, 9 July. The awards ceremony was held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.The annual NSTF Awards were established in 1998 to celebrate outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. They also encourage the involvement and participation of organisations in research while raising awareness in the general public of local research and its relevance.They are often referred to as the “Oscars” of South African science.This year there were over 50 finalists in all the categories, which include Emerging Researcher and Contribution of a Lifetime. Two new awards – GreenMatter and the Photonics – were also launched.The GreenMatter Award is mainly for work in trans-disciplinary research or human capital development that promotes environmental sustainability within an academic or non-academic context. The Photonics Award has to do with research relating to photonics.Innovation and engineeringScience and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor delivered the keynote address at the ceremony. She said that medical research continued to do well in spite of the tough competition from other fields of research. “Bearing in mind that most of the categories in the NSTF Awards are for innovation and engineering, this is even more remarkable.”She praised the renowned parade of researchers, particularly those on the South African Research Chairs Initiative. “Their achievements affirm the Department of Science and Technology’s commitment to the research chairs programme through the R2.2-billion allocated to this programme since 2008.”The chair holders brought the best of research and innovation not only to South Africa, but the African continent. “We firmly believe that Prof Salim Karim’s Caprisa, Prof Valerie Mizrahi’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Prof Kelly Chibale’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre and Prof Helen Rees’ Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.”Pandor said the government was committed to supporting the research chairs and hoped that they would attract local and international students, as well as international research funds and increased research supervisory capacity. “We look to them to establish new partnerships with institutions across the globe, to strengthen innovation in the southern hemisphere and to build a new cohort of productive researchers and scientists.”Medical research in leadThe list of this year’s finalists indicates that medical research again took the lead. Reese, the executive director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, won the Contribution over a Lifetime by an Individual category.She was awarded for her contributions in the fields of HIV prevention, reproductive health and vaccines, where she enjoys global recognition as a public health strategist with a unique ability to translate research into policy and practice.Rees shared this award with Prof Robert Scholes, distinguished professor of ecology at Wits University, for his contribution to environmental science, systems ecology, savannah ecology, and global change.Khilona Radia, chief executive officer and team leader of Atrium Biotech, received an award for Research Leading to Innovation by a Team or Individual in an SMME. Radia promoted and developed an accurate rapid test for extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that will save lives and reduce costs related to health care.Other winners included Prof Zander Myburg of the University of Pretoria for his research into uncovering the genomic control of wood formation in fast-growing eucalyptus trees, which is significant for fuel production. He received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award for research outputs over the last five to 10 years.Dr Thulani Makhalanyane also received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award in the category of emerging researcher for his exceptional performance and contribution to the field of microbial ecology of hot and cold deserts.Source: Department of Science and Technology.last_img read more

Blitzbokke win Cape Town Sevens tournament

first_img14 December 2015This weekend’s win is the Springbok Sevens’ third consecutive win on home soil, after their triumphs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournaments in 2013 and 2014. The win in Cape Town puts the team at the top of the log for the World Rugby Sevens Series 2015, as joint leaders with Fiji.Well done @Blitzboks – champion of the SA leg of @WorldRugby7s for the third year running! @CapeTown7s pic.twitter.com/EeQjMxjRjt— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015Sunday’s final featured some impressive and inspired play from the South Africans, including the physicality of forwards Kyle Brown and Philip Snyman, and the pace of Rosko Specman, Cheslin Kolbe and Seabelo Senatla against a determined and dogged Argentinian defence.No one created more havoc, though, than centre Justin Geduld, whose kicking set up scoring opportunities for both Specman and Senatla. Geduld was named Player of the Match.The brave South American Pumas refused to give up the chase. But after a Kolbe run set up a try for Ryno Benjamin and gave South Africa its fifth try of the game, the partisan 52 000 strong crowd cheered the home team to a conclusive win, and the end of a great weekend of world-class rugby.Coach Neil Powell facing @Blitzboks for national anthem @CapeTown7s #BringTheHeat pic.twitter.com/etDbtFnQ09— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015“We made it hard for ourselves again in the final,” Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell told SA Rugby after the game. The team had to improve from the previous day’s performance, in which the Blitzbokke faltered against Kenya, losing by two points. “I am proud of the way the team responded to the pressures and expectations from a fantastic home crowd,” Powell said.Brown, the captain, thanked the crowd for their support over the past two days, highlighting “the way the anthem was sung and the noise they made”, as the inspiration the team needed to win the final.WELL DONE @BLITZBOKS! The boys in the green and gold win the @CapeTown7s! pic.twitter.com/1Tw1Z9nZon— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) December 13, 2015The weekend provided some interesting upsets on the road to Sunday’s final. Argentina won against New Zealand in the quarter-finals, while Kenya ended the USA’s run during the pool matches on Saturday. South Africa struggled in its quarter-final against Australia, but came back strongly in the second half with a flurry of tries to win 26-5 and a spot in Sunday’s final.I picked some of my favourite images from the @CapeTown7s. See the full selection here: https://t.co/laoPfnkfoz pic.twitter.com/4hR8BZytx8— Tom Chick (@tomchick85) December 13, 2015Current World Sevens Series 2015 standing:1. Fiji – 35 points2. South Africa – 35 points3. USA – 29 points4. Argentina – 29 points5. England – 26 points6. France – 25 points7. New Zealand – 25 pointsThe next stop in the series is in New Zealand at the end of January, where the Blitzbokke will top Pool A and face New Zealand, Scotland and Russia. The tournament will be played in Wellington on 30 and 31 January.Thanks Cape Town, thanks sevens fans. Thanks Blitzboks fans. Thanks @blitzboks All of you did #bringtheheat pic.twitter.com/TOhixk5x1T— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015Source: News24last_img read more

Group Messaging Service Convore Goes Mobile with iPhone App

first_imgConvore, the real-time, Web-based group message system, just went live in the iTunes App Store. Previously, Convore was available only as a Web-based messaging service and this was one of the things that set it apart – though perhaps not in a good way.“Basically, it’s a contemporary version of IRC,” said co-founder Leah Culver, when last we looked at the service. Now, the service has hit iOS and taken this new form of IRC on the road. Will an app change anything? Or does this just mean that all of you Convore addicts (and it seems like there are quite a few already) can get your fix from wherever you are?If you haven’t used Convore yet, it’s a bit of an amalgamation of online forum topic structuring with and IRC-esque real-time chat room. Sometimes, something can be so simple that it’s elegant and this is one of those times. Convore doesn’t cram in too much and relies on one simple thing – our desire to communicate, share thoughts and socialize.Before we go to far, I’ll admit it – I’ve become a bit hooked myself. Convore brings me back to the days of BBSes and chatrooms. So yes, I am one of these excited folks who can now obsessively check for new messages from wherever. But let’s get back to the task at hand – Convore’s iPhone app. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#web Related Posts mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … So what does the iPhone app do? Just that. It’s Convore, but now on your iPhone. You can view and participate in real-time conversations, star messages that you like, send @reply messages to other users, see who’s online and search for new groups to join. I think that’s about everything I do on the basic website, as well.Will the app change anything for Convore, other than the level of addictiveness? So far, I’m using it the same, but it certainly means I can take the Convore experience and user-base and take it on the go. All that needs to happen to turn Convore into a mobile group messaging app like most any other now is to use it for that purpose. Create a private group and there you have it.Convore co-founder Leah Culver said it not only changed what it could be used for, but how she used it as well.“Before, we were just a website, but as a website and mobile, it makes Convore more of a service,” said Culver. “I’ll find myself checking it like I check other apps.”Convore has been lumped together with a slew of other group messaging and group chat apps, such as Beluga and GroupMe, but is inherently more like a public chat than a private messaging service. Yobongo has also been thrown in the same category, and while it is also inherently public, it organizes users not according to self-created groups and subtopics, but according to affinities, relevancy and location. A big distinction between Convore and these other services, however, is that Convore is more of a platform play.For now, Convore is available as an app on the iPhone. There is also a third-party Android app called Convorsation, and the Convore team is encouraging anyone who wants to to use the Convore API and build an app of their own.last_img read more

CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar beats Pak wrestler to win gold

first_img>Sushil Kumar of India holds up his medal after winning gold against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in a FS 74kg gold medal wrestling match at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. PTISushil Kumar on Tuesday led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals.  Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a successful outing on the first day of the wrestling competition at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The three gold medals also lifted India to fifth position in the medal’s standings.Sushil Kumar in action with Pakistan’s Qamar Abbas. PTIThe star of the day undoubtedly was two-time Olympic medallist Sushil, who just took 107 minutes to clinch the gold medal in the men’s 74kg freestyle category beating Pakistan’s Qamar Abbas in a one-sided affair.It was Sushil’s first major international medal after his pet 66kg category was removed and he had to add nine kilograms to adjust in a new weight bracket. Sushil had won both his Olympic medals, bronze in Beijing and silver in London, 2010 World Championship gold, 2010 Asian Games gold and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold in the 66kg category.Sushil was leading 6-2 in the first period when referee V. Keelan decided to give it in favour of the Indian, who managed to pin down Abbas.Amit Kumar after winning gold against Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria during their FS 57kg gold medal wrestling match at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, ScotlandSushil was in dominating form in all his preliminary bouts. He opened his account with a facile 4-0 win over New Zealand’s Jayden Lawrence in the Round of 16 and then beat Sri Lanka’s Sandrage 4-0 in the quarter-final.It was the third gold for India after Amit and Vinesh’s triumph in their respective categories.advertisementAmit won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson. Amit won the bout 3-1 on classification points. Amit won six points in the two periods while Welson got two.Amit had beaten Mauritian Jean Guliyan Bandoo 5-0 in the Round of 16 and then got the better of South African Bokang Masunyane 4-0 in the quarter-final. Amit booked his place in the final with an exciting 4-0 win over Pakistan’s Azhar Hussain in the semi-final.Indian teenager Vinesh Phogat then made it a double delight as she registered a thrilling 11-8 win over England’s Yana Rattigan to clinch the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 48kg wrestling competition.Vinesh, 19, is the cousin of Geeta Phogat, who had won the first gold medal for India in women’s wrestling in the 2010 Delhi Games.Vinesh had beaten Canadian Jasmine Mian in the semi-finals of the women’s 48kg freestyle category and Nigerian Rosemary Nweke in the quarter-finals.The only relative disappointment for India was that of Tomar losing the men’s 125kg freestyle final match to Canada’s Korey Jarvis. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis and settled for the silver.Tomar had defeated New Zealand’s Marcus Carney in the semi-final and Nigerian Sinivie Boltic in the quarters.Another Indian in fray, Jyoti finished fourth in the women’s 75kg freestyle event. Since there were just five wrestlers, the competition was held according to the Nordic System or a round robin format.last_img read more

Best XI of the January transfer window

first_imgTransfers Alexis, Coutinho and the best XI of the January transfer window Tom Maston Last updated 1 year ago 18:10 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lucas Moura Getty Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División With the January transfer window drawing to a close, Goal picks the best team of players who have switched clubs this month…last_img

10 months agoTrippier insists Spurs remain title challengers

first_imgTrippier insists Spurs remain title challengersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Kieran Trippier insists they remain title challengers.Spurs meet Everton on Sunday.”Every single game we want to win, our mentality is to get the three points,” said Trippier.”Things are looking good and the last set of results have been perfect for us and we are in every competition at the moment.”It’s another long season ahead, we’re not even at Christmas yet. So I think it’s too early to tell if we are in the title race or if we are going to win the league.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 days agoTottenham midfielder Eriksen: Media creating something that isn’t there

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Eriksen: Media creating something that isn’t thereby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen insists local criticism isn’t affecting Denmark’s players.There’s been claims the national team’s players are fed up with the reporting.But Eriksen says: “There is no frustration on our part. We are the ones who have to play football. In the end, what can be written and said. We are the ones who have to go in and play on the field, so people can relate to it all around and what other people’s opinions are.”Of course, you guys are writing the articles. It is your opinion that is being passed on. If you asked everyone on the team, then I think we had a very shared opinion on how we saw things and how we felt the game had been played.”I understand that it’s not funny to write that we play a draw a couple of times and win 1-0. It’s not as fun to write about as so many other things. Therefore, I think that something is created that is not there.” last_img read more

US slaps 220 per cent duty on Canadas Bombardier jets

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 per cent on Canada’s Bombardier C Series aircraft Tuesday in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.Commerce ruled that Montreal-based Bombardier used unfair government subsidies to sell jets at artificially low prices in the U.S.“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.Canada responded by saying it “strongly disagrees” with the U.S. move.“This is clearly aimed at eliminating Bombardier’s C Series aircraft from the U.S. market,” said Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs.Bombardier, meanwhile, called the decision “absurd …. U.S. trade laws were never intended to be used in this manner, and Boeing is seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition.”In April, Boeing charged that Bombardier had received at least $3 billion in subsidies from the governments of Britain, Canada and the province of Quebec. The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer asked the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate the alleged “predatory pricing.”Specifically, Boeing said that Bombardier last year sold Delta Air Lines 75 CS100 aircraft for less than it cost to build them.“Subsidies enabled Bombardier to dump its product into the U.S. market, harming aerospace workers in the United States and throughout Boeing’s global supply chain,” Boeing said Tuesday.But Delta has said Boeing did not even make the 100-seat jets it needed.“Boeing has no American-made product to offer because it cancelled production of its only aircraft in this size range — the 717 — more than 10 years ago,” Delta said in a statement Tuesday.President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to get tough on trade. He has repeatedly criticized Canada, saying it unfairly blocks U.S. dairy products and subsidizes its softwood lumber industry. Trump also has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if he can’t negotiate a better version with Canada and Mexico.Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier drew a backlash even before Tuesday’s decision. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened this month to stop doing business with Boeing, which is in talks to sell Canada 18 Super Hornet jet fighters. British Prime Minister Theresa May has discussed the case with Trump. Her concern: Bombardier employs more than 4,000 workers in Northern Ireland.Connecticut Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy last week wrote a letter urging U.S. government officials to “refrain from taking action that will endanger the many jobs in Connecticut that depend upon Bombardier.” Engines for the C Series aircraft are made by Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, Connecticut.Commerce’s findings Tuesday aren’t the end of the matter. The department is expected to announce its findings in another case against Bombardier early next month. Then the International Trade Commission — an independent federal agency that rules on trade cases — will decide early next year whether to uphold Commerce’s duties.Bombardier could appeal any sanctions to a U.S. court or to a dispute-resolution panel created under NAFTA. The Canadian government could also take the case to the World Trade Organization in Geneva._____________________________________Gillies reported from TorontoFollow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more