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Latest: Chelsea 4 Newcastle 0 – Blues heading for victory

first_imgPedro grabbed his second of the game as Chelsea continued to cruise towards their first home league win since Guus Hiddink’s return as manager.The Spaniard had played his part in Chelsea’s dominant first-half display, scoring the second goal as the Blues went in at the break 3-0 up.He then added a fourth on 58 minutes, as he beat a hapless Steven Taylor to Cesc Fabregas’ flighted long ball before beating Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot.Newcastle had begun the second half brightly, and Cesar Azpilicueta had to be alert to throw himself in front of a Jonjjo Shelvey shot, while Aleksandar Mitrovic fired narrowly wide.But the Magpies’ poor defending, exploited by Pedro, cost them – just as it had when they leaked three goals in 16 first-half minutes.Diego Costa, playing in a facemask to protect a broken nose, opened the scoring early on when he timed his run perfectly to guide Willian’s  ball into the far corner.Then Newcastle left-back Rolando Aarons played a casual pass on halfway, allowing Pedro the chance to run to the edge of the box before firing home.The home side’s dominance was underscored by their third goal, as Costa picked up Fabregas’ lofted pass before threading the ball into the path of Willian, who was left with a simple finish.The only concern for Chelsea was when captain John Terry limped off after 36 minutes, following a tangle with Mitrovic.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (Baba 36), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa (Traore 60).Subs: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Remy.Newcastle United: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons; Tiote, Shelvey; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend; Mitrovic.Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Saivet, Colback, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Free financial help from iMali Matters

first_img9 September 2010Free, face-to-face, personal advice and assistance with anything financial – from debt issues to bank accounts, wills, taxes, car purchases and burial societies – is now available, with no strings attached, from a new venture called iMali Matters.A joint venture between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Credit Ombud, FinMark Trust and African Bank, the Money Advice Association – trading as iMali Matters – aims to give South African consumers free, informed advice on money matters across the consumer spectrum.“Lack of education in financial matters and knowing where to go when things go wrong are just some of the issues that affect many South Africans,” iMali Matters states on its website.“With approximately 13-million unbanked or incorrectly banked South Africans, there is a great need to assist people in gaining knowledge to make the correct choices about their money.”Three pilot advice centres have recently opened – in Wynberg, Cape Town, in central Durban, and in Germiston.iMali Matters contacts, advice centresEach centre, according to The Star, is staffed by two expert counsellors “who will not only deal with individual cases, but [also] conduct free workshops and lectures on topics most needed in their areas”.Each centre will also be equipped to provide a phone-in service to complement the walk-in service.Imali Matters offers advice on specific needs, such as savings, signing contracts, taking insurance, inheritance, budgeting, financial products, getting the best deal, understanding account statements (including interest and charges), and understanding credit bureaus and reports.Members of the public can also visit iMali Matters for redress on issues such as defaults, legal action, over-indebtedness, emolument attachment orders, overcharging, defective products, harmful business practices and unlawful contracts.Visits will, “unless countered by the consumer, include a needs analysis of the consumer’s financial health … with specific and general guidance,” iMali Matters states on its website.The advice offered, Credit Ombud Manie van Schalkwyk told The Star, “will be unbiased, not based on any brand or institution, and will not result in a sale. We have our own brand – iMali Matters – and will not be linked to any commercial venture.”The pilot project, according to the Money Advice Association, will test the feasibility of offering money advice to low-income people in South Africa, working in urban areas to begin with. Funding for the pilot project is being provided by the Financial Education Fund and African Bank.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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BJP opposes M.P. government’s idol height advisory

first_imgAsking the Madhya Pradesh government to refrain from dabbling in matters of religion, BJP leaders have objected to an advisory issued by the district administration making it mandatory to declare with it idols more than three feet tall, ahead of the Durga Puja on October 6. The first such advisory in the State comes days after 11 youths drowned in a lake here as their boats capsized during the immersion of an 18-foot-tall Ganesh idol. “The accident was not caused because of the idol’s height. It was a result of the administration’s negligence,” said Vishvas Sarang, Narela (Bhopal) MLA. The government had no right to restrict an idol’s height or impose conditions on it, he said, “it should be left to the Hindu community.”Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur said it was a crime to play with sentiments of Hindus. “If the administration is trying to discourage immersion of tall idols, it should do the same for tazias.”Collector clarifies“We have not restricted the height but asked people to keep us informed in case they are keeping an idol more than three feet tall,” said Bhopal Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode. “Especially if the height goes beyond six feet, we need to be informed so that arrangements could be made accordingly at immersion sites.”BJP State media chief Lokendra Parashar said the administration should instead focus on ensuring safety during immersions. “They should not talk such things.”At least a week before the festival, organisers and puja committees must register idols more than three feet tall with either the Municipal Corporation or the police, says the advisory. Without it, they will not be allowed to take out processions or immerse idols. Mechanised immersionsMoreover, the use of boats for immersions will be prohibited, and only mechanised immersions of idols more than three feet tall, using a crane or other means, will be permitted, that too only during the hours fixed by the administration. And use of loudspeakers and idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) will be prohibited. Although the State government has no law regulating idol immersion, an informed source in the district administration said a proposal for it would be sent to the Chief Minister soon. Bengal ruleAt present, only West Bengal has rules regulating idol immersions. It prohibits idols more than 20 feet tall and makes it mandatory for puja committees to submit a declaration before the Municipal Corporation on the compliance with rules such as no use of PoP idols, synthetic colour or toxic materials, and height of the super structure below 40 feet. The State Pollution Control Board could penalise committees in case of violation.last_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Tintu Luka fails to enter 800m final

first_imgIndian runner Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the 800m final after she finished sixth in the second semi-final in the women’s event at the 2012 London Games here on Thursday.Tintu, who is coached by legendary Indian athlete P.T.Usha, clocked 1:59.69 seconds. It was way below her personal best of 1:59.17 secs she achieved two years back.South African Caster Semenya, who is making her Olympic debut, won the race in 1:57.67 secs.Semenya, who was sidelined for a year after failing a gender test, is the favourite to win the gold medal.Semenya won the world title in 2009 at the age 18. After that she was tested and was cleared to return to action in 2010. She finished runner-up in the 2011 World Championships.Semenya also carried South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony in London.last_img read more

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2017 Open Trans Tasman Teams and Referees Announced

first_imgCongratulations to the following athletes and referees who have been selected to represent Australia in the Open Divisions at the 2017 Trans Tasman.Men’s OpenDaniel Barton NSW – Parramatta District Touch AssociationStuart Brierty WA – Southern District Touch AssociationSam Brisby NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationScott Buckley NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationScott Bundy NSW –  Doyalson Touch AssociationShaun Francis QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch AssociationNick Good NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationCody Green QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationDylan Hennessey NSW – Hornsby Touch AssociationCormac Hoch QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationJordan Marshall NSW – Paramatta District Touch AssociationBen Moylan NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationPeter Norman QLD – Gold Coast Touch AssociationJonathan Palau NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationMatt Prowse NSW – Canterbury Touch AssociationCiaran Toner NSW – Hornsby Touch AssociationCoach: Tony TradAssistant Coach: Paul SfeirAssistant Coach: Phil Gyemore Women’s OpenElizabeth Campbell QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationTayla Clifford NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationMadison Crowe NSW – Central Coast Touch AssociationDanielle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationRachelle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationHannah Dyball NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationEmily Hennessey QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationAshleigh Kearney QLD – Ipswich Touch AssociationHayley Maddick QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationPatricia Michaelopoulos NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationLaura Peattie NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationSamantha Rodgers NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationCatherine Sargent QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationKimberley Sue See QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationTamika Upton QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationMarikki Watego QLD – Gold Coast Touch AssociationCoach: Swain RovelliAssistant Coach: Craig MorrowManager: Kim Solman Mixed OpenJayden Benbow QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationJames Blackwood NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationJustin Costello NT – Darwin Touch AssociationTim Glazebrook SA – City Touch Touch AssociationSimon Lang NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationJackson Mills NSW – Parramatta District Touch AssociationCameron Nicholls NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationAdam Pryde QLD – Redlands Touch AssociationMichael Singh QLD – Labrador Touch AssociationJared Townson QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch AssociationElin Mortimer NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationZara Nicholas NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationLeah Opie NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationPaige Parker QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationLeah Percy VIC – Melbourne City Lions Touch AssociationKatherine Stevens QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationCoach: Mick LovettAssistant Coach: Justin CreightonAssistant Coach: Dave NolanManager: Mark Harringtoncenter_img Referee Contingent Dave Baggio NSW – Wagga Wagga Touch AssociationRob Bowen NSW – Berkley Vale Touch AssociationBrett Freshwater QLD – Redcliffe Touch AssociationLuke McKenzie QLD – Wagga Wagga Touch AssociationKim Skelly NSW – Central Coast Touch Associationlast_img read more

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18 days agoMan Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has blasted David De Gea for his post-match interview after Sunday’s loss to Newcastle United.The Spaniard was at a loss for words when speaking to reporters after the 1-0 defeat at St. James’ Park.”I watched David de Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss,” Ince said to PaddyPower.”He’s meant to be one of the leaders. If that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no chance you’d have seen that interview. Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.'”This is one of the top players, the leaders at Man United, who has just signed a five-year contract. And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.”If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you hear you’d be right to [think it was a disgrace]. I’d be looking thinking, ‘he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract.'” last_img read more

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15 days agoBarcelona comms chief Vives denies Valdes kicked out back door

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona comms chief Vives denies Valdes kicked out back doorby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona comms chief Josep Vives denies the club kicked Victor Valdes out the back door.Valdes was sacked as U19 coach this week.Vives said, “It is a technical decision and it is not the responsibility of any spokesperson. The club always tries to make people, not just the referents, leave in the best way possible. “We disagree with the issue that Valdés has gone out the back door.”He added: “It always hurts when a person leaves the club, and more with the history of Victor. The club wanted it to work well and that his stage was long and successful.” last_img read more

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Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change burns BC

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. – Justin Trudeau’s twin objectives to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions and build a pipeline to carry oilsands bitumen to the coast collided Wednesday in a province ravaged by wildfires that the prime minister’s own government attributes to climate change.Several hundred pot-banging, whistle-blowing pipeline protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Island Conference Centre where Trudeau and his ministers were holed up for a cabinet retreat amid the acrid smell of smoke from the hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia.They questioned how Trudeau can claim to be concerned about climate change when his government is paying $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and ensure it’s expanded to carry Alberta oil to B.C.’s coast.“Climate Leaders Don’t Buy Pipelines,” proclaimed one banner brandished by protesters.“Inhale Justin, that’s the smell of global warming,” said another.Multiple protesters carried signs accusing the prime minister of fiddling “while B.C. burns.”New Democrat MP Sheila Malcolmson, who represents Nanaimo-Ladysmith, told the protesters that the Liberal determination to get the pipeline built is “a betrayal of everything Trudeau campaigned for.”Inside the conference centre, Trudeau and his ministers met with B.C.’s NDP premier, John Horgan, who has vowed to use every possible avenue to block the pipeline project.After the meeting, Horgan thanked the Trudeau government for its efforts to help fight the wildfires. And he said he’s “grateful” the federal government shares his province’s commitment to combating climate change, which he blamed for causing the “catastrophic fire season.”At the same time, however, Horgan reiterated his government’s staunch opposition to the pipeline expansion project, which he said would result in a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic off B.C.’s coast and, thus, increase the chances of a “catastrophic spill.”Horgan said he and Trudeau briefly reiterated their different points of view on the project during Wednesday’s meeting but the focus was on the many issues on which their two governments are “in unison.”B.C. New Democrat MP Alistair MacGregor, who joined the protest outside the retreat, said later that Horgan supports the “overall objectives” of the Trudeau government to combat climate change but those objectives don’t “mesh with buying a pipeline that’s going to be exporting diluted bitumen.”“That is where Premier Horgan has the very real conflict and we agree with him on that.”Environment Minister Catherine McKenna tried to square the circle of the federal approach to pipelines and climate change.On her way into the retreat, she said the forest fires “demonstrate that climate change is having a real impact on Canadians.”“This summer is a wake-up call. We’ve seen extreme weather, we’ve seen extreme heat that is literally costing lives, we’ve seen here forest fires, we’ve seen extreme flooding,” she said.“We know we need to be taking serious action on climate change and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” she added, touting the federal plan to put a price on carbon, phase out coal and make historic investments in green infrastructure and climate adaptation.That said, McKenna said the country is in a transition from its reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming.“Transitions do not happen overnight,” she said. “I’ve always said I’m the environment minister for energy workers as much as environmentalists.”Natural Resources Minister Armajeet Sohi said the Trudeau government has always maintained that economic growth and environmental protection must go hand in hand.“We have resources, natural resources that have been developed very, very sustainably,” Sohi said.“We need to get those resources to non-U.S. international markets to reduce our dependency on one single customer, at the same time losing $15 billion of potential revenue that we can use to transition to a low-carbon economy and … actually make more investments in clean technologies and protecting of our environment.”The pipeline protesters were joined by some federal public sector workers who complained bitterly about the Phoenix pay system fiasco, in which thousands of public servants have been overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.“We have a message for the prime minister and his cabinet,” Public Service Alliance of Canada president Chris Aylward told the crowd.“You start showing respect to federal public sector workers or you will pay in October of 2019.”For all the noise outside the cabinet retreat, Liberal insiders say their party’s internal polling suggests British Columbians are divided over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Moreover, they say their polling suggests that all seven ridings on Vancouver Island — six currently held by the NDP, one by Green party Leader Elizabeth May — could be up for grabs in next year’s federal election.last_img read more

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Pilot program 247 aims to reduce homelessness in Edmonton

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith the help of a new pilot program called “24/7” a young mother of three children, who has been on the streets for four months, is turning her life around.The Edmonton project has not only helped her to find a new apartment, it is also given her a sense of hope.APTN’s Keith Laboucan brings us the story.last_img

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Data recorder recovered from Leicester owners helicopter

first_imgLEICESTER, England – The flight data recorder from the helicopter that crashed with the Leicester soccer team’s owner on board is being examined by investigators, authorities said, as his family and players paid tribute Monday at a makeshift shrine.Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when the aircraft spiraled out of control, crashed and burst in flames outside the King Power Stadium following a Premier League game Saturday.Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of the Thai retail entrepreneur, brought a wreath to add to a collection of flowers, jerseys and club memorabilia that was growing after the disaster. Fans who gathered to pay respects broke into applause when Aiyawatt returned to the memorial with the players.Investigators are expected to remain at the site until the end of the week, when the wreckage is to be taken to special facilities for examination, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said.“We recovered the digital flight data recorder (voice and data) on Sunday afternoon and one of our inspectors travelled back to Farnborough with the recorder the same evening,” the AAIB said in a statement. “Today, our inspectors in Farnborough will start working on the recorder, which was subject to intense heat as a result of the post-accident fire.”Police have not given an update on the investigation but wrote on Twitter its drone “was not in flight at the time the helicopter left the stadium.”Although only with Leicester for eight years, Vichai had a lasting impact on English soccer as the owner of the team that produced one of the greatest shocks in sports by winning the Premier League title at 5,000-1 odds in 2016.Through horse racing and polo, the owner of Thailand’s King Power duty-free chain became known to members of the British royal family, playing on occasion with Princes Charles and William. He spent millions establishing his polo team, the King Power Foxes, which began in 2014 and has enjoyed success at the top levels of competition in Britain.“I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years,” said Prince William, the second-in-line to the British throne. “He was a businessman of strong values who was dedicated to his family and who supported a number of important charitable causes. He made such a big contribution to football, not least through Leicester City’s magical 2016 season that captured the imagination of the world.”Vichai’s close bond with the community in Leicester was reflected in the tributes to the owner who bankrolled the team’s return to the Premier League in 2014 and the improbable title triumph.“The outpouring of grief is a testament to how many people’s lives were touched by those on board,” Prime Minister Theresa May said.Two members of Vichai’s staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, also died along with pilot Eric Swaffer and co-pilot Izabela Roza Lechowicz. In a regular scene after matches that had become a symbol of Vichai’s ownership, the helicopter took off from the centre circle on the field after Saturday’s game against West Ham. It cleared the stadium roof before it plummeted into an adjacent parking lot in flames.Leicester’s next game, which had been scheduled for Tuesday against Southampton in the League Cup, has been postponed.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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