Chelsea and West Brom charged by the FA for failing to control players in Wednesday’s draw

first_imgChelsea and West Brom have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during Wednesday’s fractious Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.The flashpoint in question came after of an off-the-ball trip by West Brom’s Claudio Yacob, who had already been booked, on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.The Baggies midfielder avoided a second yellow card and a dismissal before being promptly substituted by boss Tony Pulis in the 2-2 draw.“Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have both been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” a FA statement read.“The charge relates to an incident which occurred in or around the 58th minute of their fixture on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.“Both clubs have until 6pm on 20 January 2016 to respond to the charge.”Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink referred to the incident on Friday.Hiddink felt Yacob should have been dismissed and was so frustrated with the performance of referee Anthony Taylor that he expressed his concerns to fourth official Jon Moss. He was taken aback by the reply.“I told him: ‘This is one of the worst referees of the Premier League I have experienced,’” said Hiddink, who had a prior caretaker spell at Chelsea in 2009.“He said to me ‘you haven’t seen me yet’, which was a beautiful remark I think.” West Brom and Chelsea players 1last_img read more

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SADC to secure 2010 power supply

first_imgRegional manufacturers will be encouraged to reduce pressure on the interconnected SAPP power grid by slowing production during evening peak periods and increasing production during off-peak periods, Eskom said in a statement last week. Eskom’s Project 2010 MD ,Johnny Dladla, said the initiative confirmed that the 2010 Fifa World Cup was “truly an African event”. SAPP members include Eskom, the Botswana Power Corporation, Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi, Empresa National de Electricidade (Angola), Lesotho Electricity Corporation, NamPower (Namibia), Societe National d’ Electricite (Democratic Republic of Congo), Swaziland Electricity Board, Tanzania Electric Supply Company, and Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority. 4 May 2009 Some may even take their plants off the grid for planned maintenance when Confederations Cup and World Cup matches are being played. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Other initiatives will include ensuring adequate transmission capacity for transfering electricity to South Africa, taking preventative pre-event maintenance, bringing co-generation plants into the SAPP grid, and making more use of renewable energy sources.center_img SAinfo reporter According to the initiative, announced at a meeting of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) in Maputo, Mozambique last week, the SAPP’s 12 member countries will conduct a number of power-saving exercises, passing the surplus power created on to South African state company Eskom for use during the 2009 and 2010 football events. South Africa won’t be going it alone when it comes to powering Fifa’s footballing showpiece in 2010. Countries from the southern African region have agreed to a range of measures to help South Africa ensure an uninterrupted World Cup electricity supply. Mozambique’s members are Electricidade de Mozambique, Hydro Cahora Bassa and the Mozambique Transmission Company, while Zambia’s members are the Copperbelt Energy Corporation and Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation. The member countries’ commitment will be backed by commercial agreements, to be negotiated separately between SAPP members and Eskom, that will include targets for the supply of power generated from renewable sources.last_img read more

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Mandela Day a call to action: UN chief

first_img16 July 2014 Apartheid is gone, but the world still faces the threats of poverty, discrimination, climate change, conflict and more, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. “Nelson Mandela Day is a call to action. Each of us can celebrate this day by helping to address real problems in our communities,” Ban said in a statement. “Together we can give great meaning to our celebration by paving the way for a better future.” The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008, when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.” The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”. Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late statesman’s birthday on 18 July, the day gives everyone the opportunity to emulate Mandela’s role as public servant. Individuals, groups and corporates are challenged to give 67 minutes of their time on the day – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to help build a global movement for good. On 22 June 1990 Mandela, newly freed from jail and then the deputy president of the African National Congress, addressed the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York – the first time he had spoken at the UN. “Nelson Mandela’s presence in the General Assembly Hall proved that United Nations resolutions, sanctions and solidarity can win over violence and injustice,” Ban said on Tuesday. “His extraordinary compassion after 27 years in prison showed that human rights and equality are stronger than discrimination and hate. On that day in 1990, he said people would always be challenged by the fact that, quote, ‘it took as long as it has before all of us stood up to say enough is enough’. The room burst into applause.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Mdzananda goes the extra mile for pet care

first_imgAn animal clinic running from six recycled shipping containers treats dogs and cats from a community of over 1.5 million people without help from the City of Cape Town. (Image: Mdzananda Animal Clinic)The township is overrun with stray dogs and cats, while family pets also lack the necessary health care but Mdzananda Animal Clinic aims to change all that: it has re-launched its mobile outreach clinic services to impoverished communities in Cape Town.Mdzananda Animal Clinic is the only veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Mdzananda – meaning distemper in the local isiXhosa language – was established in 1996 to treat animals that did not have access to veterinary care in the fast-growing community.THE ANIMALS ARE LOVEDDr Blessing Chiriseri, a veterinarian at the clinic, recalls his arrival at Mdzananda: “Just over a year ago I finished vet school and moved to Cape Town to become part of the great Mdzananda Animal Clinic team. Shortly after arrival I found myself overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of roaming pets in the township. My initial reaction was probably what most people would have – that ‘No-one really cares for these poor animals.’”It took a year for Chiriseri to realise the amount of work that goes into running Mdzananda and the love the people have for their animals, even though they cannot afford proper health care for them. “One year on, my perspective has taken a complete 180° turn. Twelve months and thousands of animals later has helped me made understand how much dedication there is from the Mdzananda team.“However, the greatest depiction of care and love has been the countless numbers of people, young and old, pushing their pets in shopping carts from far and wide in search of help. I have completely immersed myself in this beautiful interaction,” Chiriseri says.MEASURING IMPACTThe clinic took time a few months ago to take a closer look at its outreach programme, which was meant to serve communities that were further away from the established Mdzananda structures.“This step back afforded us the opportunity to assess the impact we had had over the years and a lot seemed out dated and inadequate,” Chiriseri explains. “Shifts in lifestyle and the economics of the communities meant a lot required to be tailored to better suit the different areas and particular household structures, and particularly the times when people are at home and available to bring their pets to mobiles.”The clinic found that the most important element – education – was missing. “The major aspect that required and still requires immediate and meticulous attention is education. The interaction with clients has revealed how little animal health care information these owners are equipped with. However the community seems very keen to learn [a priceless tool].”With this in mind, the new mobile outreach programme will include specific days set aside for educating people, with satellite clinic days as well.“Our satellite clinics are simply an extension of our consultation rooms, which means we are now able to properly treat some animals at these sites and to identify and admit patients needing hospital care back at Mdzananda HQ… The methods we are going to use are entirely tailored to each area we will visit. The socio-economic situation of each household visited will be appraised and then given the utmost consideration. It is always important to realise that the quality of life of the animal will only be determined by that of its owner.”Chiriseri believes these are exciting times for the clinic, and the team will have the best possible outcomes with the mobile clinic and impact powerfully on the community and the lives of their pets.“In conclusion I must say, the first day of our re-launch was a great success. The team really showed a different but positive kind of enthusiasm and we intend to keep it that way for decades to come. We are striving to make education Mdzananda’s long lasting legacy,” he adds.Anyone can help the mobile clinic by sponsoring a pet per month. Each pet receives a vaccination and de-wormer at the cost of R70 to the clinic. Each unsterilised pet is also sterilised at a cost of R200. If you are able to sponsor one pet a month for either of these treatments the team at Mdzananda Animal Clinic will be extremely grateful. Send an email to marcelle@mdzananda.co.za if you are interested in becoming a monthly donor.last_img read more

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Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Diaz said she wouldn’t be pleased with herself if she can’t take the gold medal in the AIMAG in Turkmenistan, where other Filipino athletes are also competing, from September 17 to 27.Simply put, it’s championship or bust for the 26-year-old weightlifter.“I have to set my mind that the only acceptable thing for me to bring home is the gold medal,” said Diaz. “I must be determined because I can’t be contented with what I am right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaOlympian Hidilyn Diaz hasn’t competed in a major weightlifting tournament since her silver medal finish in the Rio Summer Games, and she heads to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games knowing the pressure has built up.Most of the pressure, though, is coming from within.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I’m not pressured by anyone except myself,” said Diaz in Filipino Thursday during a small luncheon with the media at College of St. Benilde, where she studies Business Management. “I always think to myself ‘do I still have it in me?’ because I was relaxed for four months.”Diaz became the poster girl of Philippine sports in 2016 when she ended the country’s 20-year medal drought winning the silver medal in the women’s -53 kilogram event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHer triumph in Rio was her moment in the sun but after reaching the peak doubts have started to creep in.“The comeback is the hardest part, after so many tears I don’t know if I can ever return to that form,” said Diaz who lifted a total of 200 kg. in Rio. “I think this is why other medalists or champions quit after winning because it’s hard to sustain the strength and the discipline after all the accolades.” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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AirAsia India Offers Oneway Ticket for ₹699

first_imgBudget carrier AirAsia’s Indian arm on Sunday launched a week-long sale offer for its entire network with one-way tickets at prices as low as ₹699, including taxes.The offer comes as part of the Malaysia-based parent company’s ‘Big Sale’ with three million promotional seats on its network from Kuala Lumpur, with the starting fare of ₹2,599 for international flights operated by AirAsia Berhad and Thai AirAsia, the airline said in a statement.AirAsia’s offer of ₹2,599 would be available on flights from Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli and Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur operated by AirAsia Berhad and Chennai to Bangkok flown by Thai AirAsia, the release added.AirAsia India is offering an all inclusive one-way fare starting from ₹699 for flights from Bengaluru to Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur and Chandigarh and vice versa.Tickets can be booked on Airasia’s website from Sunday night till Nov 16, for travel period from June 10 next year to Jan 17, 2016, the company said.”The ‘Big Sale’ offer would allow our guests to plan their travel early with extremely low fares,” said AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame movie 10 minutes of footage leaked online

first_img Tony Stark records his final message in the Avengers trailerMarvel Studios via YouTube ScreengrabAnother footage shows Tony Stark and Nebula playing paper football. Many are speculating that this is going to be the opening sequence of the movie.After this, we get to see Nebula back on Earth. There are Steve Rogers, Thor, Black Widow, and others. When Bruce Banner tells the team why the conclusion is going to be any different now if they march to fight against Thanos, Captain Marvel tells him that they have her now. As we know, Carol Danvers can defeat anyone.In the later part of the revealed footage, Nebula reveals the Avengers that she is aware of Thanos’ actual location. As per Nebula, Thanos is now living in “The Garden” where he is spending his remaining days as a farmer.The Avengers later plan to use the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ snap. As it turned out, all the Infinity Stones are functional even after Thanos’ snap. They all have detected some sort of energy spike similar to the one during the decimation, and this will help them finding Thanos’ exact location.At the very beginning of the movie, all the Avengers will head into space to defeat Thanos once and for all.Avengers: Endgame movie is ready to release on April 26, 2019. Avengers Endgame movie trailerMarvel Studios (@marvelstudios/Instagram)Avengers: Endgame movie is slated to release on April 26 but ahead of its premiere, Marvel screened first 10 minutes of the movie and now those leaks have surfaced online.Avengers: Endgame will bring closure to a decade-long saga which started after the release of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Over the years, we have seen several superhero movies from the Marvel camp and with Avengers: Endgame, we will finally get to see the real end of our favorite superheroes. Ahead of its April 26 release, Marvel screened first ten minutes and now we finally have the details of what the movie will look like in the very first few minutes.There are several theories that suggest that Mad Titan Thanos will die in the first 20 minutes of Avengers: Endgame movie. But now, we have confirmed information as to how the first ten minutes of Avengers 4 are going to look like.Warning: Spoilers aheadThere are no solid details about the entire plot of Avengers: Endgame movie but as per the recently screened footage, this is how Avengers 4 is going to look like:The first scene of the footage featured Tony Stark and Nebula on Benatar — the official name of Guardians of the Galaxy’s ship. It means that after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, these two have finally managed to get control of themselves and decided to board the ship in the hope to get back to the planet Earth. But as we all know, the journey is not going to be simple for Tony Stark.The footage further revealed what we have already seen in the very first trailer of Endgame — Tony’s desperate attempt to send a message to Pepper Potts about the possibility of not to be at home on time. However, in addition to this, he tells Pepper that Nebula has helped him in recovering from his wounds and adds that even though he has got some infection, he is recuperating.Following this, Tony Stark adds that along with Nebula, he has repaired the ship that got damaged before their fight with Thanos.last_img read more

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Disney Puts Longtime ESPN Exec Russell Wolff in Charge of ESPN Streaming

first_img Popular on Variety Russell Wolff, a 20-year veteran of ESPN, is taking over the reins of the sports programmer’s ESPN+ streaming service.Wolff, as EVP and general manager of ESPN+, reports to Michael Paull, president of Disney Streaming Services (formerly referred to as BAMTech Media). Most recently, Wolff served as executive VP and managing director of ESPN International, where he was responsible for all of ESPN’s international businesses.In the new role Wolff will be responsible for managing ESPN+ in conjunction with Walt Disney Co.’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. In addition, he’s tasked with collaborating on the overall management and commercialization of ESPN-branded digital products.Launched in April, ESPN+ is Disney’s first foray into direct-to-consumer entertainment. The service costs $4.99 per month (or $49.99 per year), providing access to thousands of additional live sports events not carried on ESPN’s TV networks, as well as original shows and series including the entire ”30 for 30″ documentary series. Last month, ESPN announced that ESPN+ had surpassed 1 million subs in just five months. That came after ESPN shifted customers of its 20-year-old ESPN Insider subscription service to ESPN+ in August. According to ESPN, the addition of the ESPN Insider user base accounted for “a minority” of the ESPN+ audience.“ESPN+ is off to a fantastic start as the fastest growing consumer sports streaming service in the market and Russell’s deep understanding of the ESPN brand and experience across all aspects of the media landscape will bring even more velocity to the service,” Paull said in a statement. “His strong business acumen and exceptional leadership qualities make him the perfect leader to advance the growth of ESPN+ as we continue to evolve the service.”Wolff commented: “ESPN+ is in the first inning of a very long game. There is a tremendous opportunity to grow the service and expand our position as the leading streaming service and provider of digital products for sports fans.”In a separate exec shuffle earlier this month, Aaron LaBerge, previously ESPN’s chief technology officer, was appointed to the new role of EVP and CTO of Disney’s Direct-To-Consumer and International unit.With Wolff moving out of his role heading up ESPN International, the regional general managers of the ESPN International businesses will report directly into DTCI’s regional leadership outside of the U.S. The content, programming and production teams for ESPN International will continue to report directly into ESPN.As head of ESPN International, Wolff led ESPN’s digital expansion globally, which included more than a dozen localized editions of ESPN.com and the ESPN app, the ESPNFC soccer vertical, ESPNCricinfo cricket vertical, and ESPN’s streaming platforms including WatchESPN. He also drove the expansion of ESPN’s businesses in Latin America.Wolff first joined ESPN International in 1997 as a VP managing the company’s business interests in the Asia-Pacific region. In 1998, he joined ESPN Star Sports as VP of programming and event management and was later promoted to SVP. Wolff returned to ESPN proper in 2000 as SVP overseeing programming, marketing, and the company’s businesses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. With his move to oversee ESPN+, Wolff will continue to lead ESPN’s involvement with the Special Olympics.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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