Arsenal open FA Cup defence with 3-1 win

first_img NO PROBLEMS FOR MAN CITY City had no problems at Norwich. Sergio Aguero beat four players before converting for the opener, and assisted on the second, scored by Kelechi Iheanacho. Kevin De Bruyne added the third, shooting though the legs of goalkeeper John Ruddy. Eastleigh went 1-0 up over Bolton in the second half of their match, with an own goal by Bolton defender Dorian Dervite, but Darren Pratley saved humiliation by levelling moments from the end. Villa became the second Premier League side to fail to beat fourth-tier opposition. Villa captain Micah Richards gave his side the lead in the first half, but Joe Jacobson levelled for the Chairboys with a penalty. Everton beat Dagenham 2-0 at Goodison Park with goals from Aruna Kone and Kevin Mirallas. West Brom needed a last-minute goal from James Morrison to draw with second-tier Bristol City 2-2 and earn a replay, while Bournemouth came from a goal behind to beat Birmingham 2-1. Of other Premier League teams, Southampton lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace, Watford beat Newcastle 1-0, West Ham edged Wolverhampton 1-0, and Stoke beat Doncaster 2-1. LONDON (AP): Arsenal began their FA Cup defence with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and were joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City yesterday. United laboured past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. Also, Premier League side Aston Villa were held to 1-1 at fourth-tier Wycombe, while fifth-tier Eastleigh drew 1-1 with second-division side Bolton. It looked as if there could be a shock at Emirates Stadium, where the Premier League leaders fell behind to a Jermaine Lens strike after 17 minutes for Sunderland, who are second-to-last in the league. But Joel Campbell equalised, then two goals in three second-half minutes from substitute Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured Arsenal moved on to the next round. “In the second half, we took over,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “We played in their half, scored great goals, and created many chances.” United overcame Sheffield with a penalty from Wayne Rooney with time virtually up, but their performance against third-tier opposition was another display lacking attacking intent. When substitute Memphis Depay tried his luck with a low shot, which went comfortably wide in the 66th minute, it was United’s first attempt at goal, and was greeted with sarcastic cheers by supporters. Depay was felled in the box in the third minute of injury time by Dean Hammond, and Rooney scored from the spot.last_img read more

DeGale aiming to end the year in style

first_imgJames DeGale expects Fulgencio Zúñiga to give him a serious test this weekend but is determined to put on a show against the Colombian.Harlesden’s European super-middleweight champion will be looking to end 2012 on a high and take another step towards a world title shot by seeing off Zúñiga at the Sports Arena in Hull.His 35-year-old opponent has plenty experience, having faced former world champions Kelly Pavlik and Lucian Bute. Zúñiga also challenged Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light-heavyweight crown two years ago.“I’m expecting him to be tough and to come to fight,” DeGale told West London Sport.“He’s been in there with good guys – the likes of Pavlik, Bute and Cloud – and that shows you his pedigree.“But I’m looking to show off my boxing skills and show people what I can do. Training’s gone really well and I can’t wait for the fight now.”Saturday’s clash, which will be screened live on Channel 5, will be DeGale’s second outing since signing with promoter Mick Hennessy.A long-running dispute with his former promoter Frank Warren meant he fought only once this year before October’s points victory over rugged Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi.“I’m happy because I’m fighting regularly again – I’m being paid and I’m getting on with my career,” said DeGale.“After Saturday’s fight I’ll have fought twice in a couple of months and the plan is to fight again in January, so I can’t ask for more.“Next year is going to be a big year for me, but first I want to deal with this guy and show what I’m capable of.”See also:Let history decideDeGale tipped to silence ‘mental’ criticsDeGale overpowers Sanavia to retain titleDeGale joins Hennessy and plans returnDeGale v Mohoumadi: Watch the pre-fight press conferenceDeGale wins to retain European titleEx-champion Pavlik still on DeGale’s radarDeGale to take on Colombian veteranDeGale keen to produce sharper displayDeGale weighs in ahead of Zúñiga clashDeGale set for March title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gambrell gets first career NHL goal in Sharks’ Game 6 loss

first_imgSharks rookie Dylan Gambrell was not supposed to be playing Tuesday night.He only suited up for San Jose in its must-win Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues because of injuries to center Joe Pavelski and forward Tomas Hertl.But in just his second career playoff game, Gambrell scored his first career goal and brought the Sharks back into an elimination game they trailed 2-0.Gambrell received a long backhand pass from Joonas Donskoi at the St. Louis blue line and skated in on Jordan Binnington. …last_img

Didata expands in the UK

first_img5 February 2009IT solutions and services company Dimension Data has acquired Teksys, a British Microsoft infrastructure and licensing services company, for an undisclosed sum.In terms of the transaction, Teksys will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg-headquartered company, operating as one unit with Dimension Data’s UK Microsoft solutions business.Dimension Data Solutions group executive Steve Joubert said the transaction was aligned to the group’s objective of increasing its capabilities and footprint, and provided both companies with significant benefits.“We have looked for ways to expand our current Microsoft professional services capability in the UK to provide the full spectrum of Microsoft-based services, covering software advice, design and deployment, and related support services,” he said in a statement this week.“The 81 skilled and experienced employees of Teksys and Dimension Data are now a highly Microsoft focused team.”Providing new servicesTeksys is a Microsoft Gold-certified partner and also holds Microsoft Large Account Reseller status, with a client base including national and international brands. The company also holds certifications in advanced infrastructure, networking infrastructure, information worker, licensing, security, and mobility.“The Teksys acquisition paves the way for the group to immediately provide its UK clients with new services around virtualisation, data centre design, software asset management and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007,” said Dimension Data Europe CEO Russell Bolan.“Our skills around a number of Microsoft’s unified communications technologies and systems management are also greatly bolstered.”Global partner relationshipsTeksys’ Alan Watkins, who will become MD of the merged business, said that being part of a global, financially strong organisation with a track record of over 25 years bode well for Teksys’ clients, as they would be able to use Dimension Data’s global partner relationships and broader solution sets.“We have a very talented and experienced group of people, who have built Teksys into what it is today,” he said. “This transaction represents and exciting opportunity for them to become part of a global team and expand their career horizons.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Scheme aims to boost investment in SA vehicle production

first_img27 November 2014South Africa has approved guidelines for the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles-Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS), expected to stimulate investment in the production of vehicles.The MHCV-AIS is a sub-component of the Automotive Investment Scheme, an incentive administered by the Department of Trade and Industry designed to grow and develop the automotive sector in South Africa.“The broadening of the scope of the AIS to include medium and heavy commercial vehicle manufacturers is in line with the broader objectives of the AIS programme,” said Minister Rob Davies.“The medium and heavy commercial vehicles sector value chains are highly under- developed and there are opportunities to deepen their value addition and potential for employment creation.”The MHCV-AIS will be made available to investment projects with a production start date of 1 April 2014. The commissioning period for these projects may not exceed 18 months prior to the start of the production date.Davies said the extension of the programme to these manufacturers was required to achieve the developmental objectives that were set to increase market size, investment, deepen supply chain, encourage technology transfer and create and sustain jobs in the automotive sector.The MHCV-AIS provides a non-taxable cash grant of 20% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets by medium and heavy commercial vehicles manufacturers and 25% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets by component manufacturers and tooling companies for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.An additional non-taxable cash grant of 5% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets may be available to projects that meet two of the following economic benefit criteria:Tooling;Research and development in South African-related components of the project;Employment creation;Strengthening the automotive supply chain;Value-addition; andEmpowerment.“It is envisaged that these guidelines, whose main theme is to stimulate investment in the production of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, will result in increased support and will lead to growth and development of the automotive sector in South Africa,” Davies said.SANewslast_img read more

Google Rolls Out Ocean Showcase: It’s a Multimedia, Underwater Street View

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Ah, the sea. The big blue. From sharks to shipwrecks, from the perfectly formed pipes of Hawaii’s waves to the dark and chilly depths of the deepest sea trenches, it’s one of Earth’s most fascinating habitats – one that people love watching and exploring.Tonight, Google is bringing Internet-bound ocean lovers a new portal to the amazing biological and topographical diversity that lies beneath the waves. If you’re into underwater environments and you’re down with Google Earth, we highly recommend checking out Ocean Showcase, Google’s latest product release.“Anyone can be a desktop Cousteau,” writes Googler Jenifer Austin Foulkes. The Google Earth browser plugin allows users to browse through a selection of highlighted tours. Users of Google Earth 5 can go on to explore more, downloading tours and viewing photos and videos by checking the Ocean folder in the left-hand layers panel.National Geographic ocean explorer Sylvia Earle narrates the highlights tour. The smattering of categories in the plugin-enabled tours include research discoveries, shipwrecks, dive spots, surf spots, underwater terrain and the Great Lakes. The tours are dotted with YouTube videos and more information from carefully curated websites. Tags:#Google#web Google’s put together some entertaining and high-quality content that integrates different technologies, including Google Earth and YouTube. We also think that Ocean Showcase is going to be a huge hit in the classrooms, as it gives brief and educational content snippets in a visual, interactive context that kids can appreciate and learn from.Let us know what you think of this product in the comments, and check out ReadWriteWeb’s archive of Google Earth-related products and news. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Four killed in Jagdalpur as walls collapse due to heavy rains

first_imgFour people were killed in three incidents of wall collapses following heavy overnight rains in Jagdalpur, the headquarter of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, officials said on Friday. Jagdalpur received extremely heavy rainfall of 288.5 millimetres from 8 p.m. on Thursday till 8 a.m. on Friday, officials at the Meteorological Centre, Raipur said. “Four persons, including two women, were killed in three incidents of wall collapses late Thursday night. A compensation of ₹4 lakh each was given to their relatives,” an official said. Chandrika Baghel (45) and her son Vishnu Baghel (15) were killed when a portion of a boundary wall of the official residence of Bastar collector in Bhairamdev area collapsed due to rainfall and fell on their house, a police official said. “The victims’ house was built adjacent to the boundary wall. The duo was sleeping and got trapped under the debris,” he added. In another incident, Kedar Thakur (30) was killed after a wall of his house collapsed in Nayapara area. In the third incident, a woman identified as Sonmati (60) died in Anukuldev area, he said. Meanwhile, the IMD has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in isolated places in Bastar, Raipur and Durg divisions over the next 24 hours.last_img read more

Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next season

first_imgView comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Instead, Nike will refer to each colorway as “editions” and leave it to the home team to decide which jersey it will wear for each game.According to Nike’s official website,  the ”Association Edition” will replace white home uniforms, while the “Icon Edition” will replace the contrasting colored road uniforms.New release from Nike previews what new NBA uniforms will look like, promises four core uniforms for each teamhttps://t.co/0oGvkSqWsP pic.twitter.com/fqcmacXN8C— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT “Beginning with the 2017-18 season, home teams will pick which of their uniforms will be worn at all home games and visiting teams will choose a contrasting uniform within their own assortment,” a statement from Nike read.“Because of this change, Nike and the NBA worked together to create four core uniforms for each team, classified as ‘editions.’”Despite the changes, such provisions will still adhere to the white-versus-colored contrast, to avoid confusion among players on the court.A “Classic Edition” is also set to be rolled out for eight unspecified teams, the report said.As of this writing, Nike has yet to release the retail price of each jersey for the public.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former champion Taylor arrested for biting, threatening woman The one concrete example they have up is for GSW’s home whites: pic.twitter.com/Gem2DiQqnL— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017Ahead of the 2017-2018 NBA season, Nike recently gave a glimpse of its  revamped official NBA jerseys collection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAside from officially welcoming sponsorship patches on each uniform, the sports apparel giant announced that the NBA has agreed to do away with the traditional ”home” and “road” jersey designations and color assignments.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ READ: NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Games lanes choke capital

first_imgThat 30-minute journey to your office will take a good two hours if a dedicated Games lane happens to come in your way, as Delhiites found out on Monday.Serpentine queues were seen as the Delhi Police enforced 12-hour restrictions on exclusive Commonwealth Games lanes, making traffic snarls on a usual day seem like relaxing stopovers.Serpentine queues were seen on Delhi roads But it was the desperate commuters crossing the line into Games lanes who had it worst. They had to shell out a fine of Rs 2,000.This was the first time that lane reservation was implemented on a weekday. Unsurprisingly, it led to chaos on roads, particularly during the rush hours.As the movement of vehicles carrying athletes and delegates to the Games Village and other venues increased on Monday, the traffic police enforced lane restrictions on crucial east Delhi and New Delhi routes such as Panchsheel Marg, Safdarjung Road, Lodhi Road and NH- 24, that connects Noida and Ghaziabad to the Capital. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported on all routes. In most cases, only one lane was left for the movement of general traffic.”It took me almost two hours to reach Connaught Place from Ghaziabad. On a normal day, it takes me a fraction of this duration,” Ramesh Narayan, a private bank executive, said. “I felt like I was driving through Old Delhi during peak hours,” said government officer Ankit Gupta, who had just crossed a jam- packed Panchsheel Marg.A large number of traffic personnel fanned out across the Capital to manage Gamesrelated traffic, instructing motorists to avoid the blue Games lanes.advertisementTraffic police on Monday also challaned 34 lane violators and issued noticed to 11 others for deliberately entering the Games lanes. On Sunday, 17 offenders were fined and one vehicle was impounded. Some commuters complained that they got confused at various roundabouts in central Delhi and inadvertently crossed the Games lane.A senior traffic police officer admitted people may get confused and said traffic police personnel would help commuters take the right route.He said motorists would not be “penalised unnecessarily”. Around 1,600 Blueline buses plying on 132 routes through central Delhi and near the Games venues were also pushed off the roads, which made matters worse.The Blueline buses will now ply only after October 16, so as to ease traffic congestion during the Games.It was a field day for autorickshaw drivers, most of whom allegedly overcharged passengers.Government officials claimed there were enough Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses to deal with the shortage of Bluelines. However, the frequency of DTC buses on Monday was low. Most commuters thronged the Metro instead.last_img read more

CPB demands fresh polls under neutral govt

first_imgThe Communist Party of Bangladesh arranges a human chain protest at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday, 03 January, 2019. Photo: UNBThe Communist Party of Bangladesh on Thursday demanded holding fresh national election under a neutral government, reports UNB.“Cancel results of this unprecedentedly rigged election,” CPB leader Ruhin Hossain Prince said at a human chain protest at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.“Hold a free, fair and participatory election under a neutral government,” he said, reading out a prepared statement.Ruhin claimed that there had been many victims of post-election violence.“There is no atmosphere for holding a free and fair election under the incumbent government. This farcical election has proven it. Many people did not get the chance to exercise their voting rights,” he alleged.The ruling Awami League-led coalition won 96 percent seats in the 30 December polls.As the next course of action, CPB leader Ruhin said a daylong public hearing would be held at JPC on 11 January.last_img read more