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Sanchez sends Gunners to FA Cup final


first_imgLONDON (AP):Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal’s stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at The Wembley Stadium yesterday.The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final against Chelsea. Arsenal are chasing a third title in four seasons in the competition that has provided a comfort blanket for Arsene Wenger during a 13-year Premier League trophy drought.But with Arsenal languishing in seventh place in the Premier League, and set to miss out on the Champions League, the heat remains on the manager, whose contract expires at the end of the season.”People can question my decisions but not loyalty and commitment to this club,” Wenger said coyly about his managerial future after goals from defender Nacho Monreal and Sanchez gave him a shot at a seventh FA Cup triumph next month.But Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge of City will end without silverware and he even faces a fight for a Champions League spot. That’s not what City were expecting when they hired the serial winner who had won titles in every campaign with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.But Guardiola was outwitted by Wenger, who has adopted the three-man defence that has served the Premier League’s top two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham, so well this season.”Maybe we found in a period we needed a bit more security … a bit more defensive stability,” Wenger said.Uncharacteristically, Arsenal’s defence was holding up strongly, denying City space to threaten Petr Cech’s goal; for an hour at least, until the Gunners were caught out by a ruthless counter-attack.Aaron Ramsey conceded possession on the edge of the City penalty area as he dithered on the ball. Yaya TourÈ intercepted and quickly chipped the ball over the Arsenal defence to Sergio Ag¸ero. The Argentine raced past Rob Holding and Cech, who had been too slow off his line, watched helplessly as the ball was chipped over him into the net in the 62nd minute.It was the striker’s 14th goal in 15 FA Cup games, and a painful sight for Ramsey, who covered his face with his jersey as the City fans celebrated.EQUALISING GOALThis wasn’t one of those days Arsenal capitulated, instead drawing level in the 71st minute from an unlikely source. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed to the far post and Monreal demonstrated his ability by volleying past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo with his weaker right foot.Monreal’s third goal in four years at Arsenal came close to being wiped out. Only the woodwork spared Arsenal, with TourÈ’s shot beating a diving Cech before hitting the post and Fernandinho heading onto the crossbar.Having forced extra time, Arsenal displayed the resolve lacking so often this year to turn the semi-final around.Sanchez came through for Arsenal in extra time, just as he did for the joint-record 12-time FA Cup winners in the 2015 semi-final, producing a winner in the 101st minute. Mesut ÷zil’s free kick was headed down by Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck missed his attempt but Sanchez demonstrated his poacher’s instinct to nudge the ball over the line.”Our league form has not been good enough and, obviously, we are disappointed with how that’s gone,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “This was something we could hold on to for the fans. It was important we got to the final.”last_img read more


Toyota looks toward solar energy


first_img7 May 2008Toyota has become the latest company to answer power utility Eskom’s call for companies to reduce electricity consumption and to find alternative energy sources, by installing over 200 solar panels at its Prospecton plant in Durban.With the country’s growing at some 15% per year and putting strain on existing infrastructure, Eskom had asked businesses to cut power usage by 10% in order to reduce demand by 3 000 megawatts.“We would like to work together with Eskom’s new task team to aid in load reduction,” said Toyota South Africa spokesperson Ferdi de Vos in a statement this week.“This will ensure that our economy does not suffer loss from unnecessary load-shedding.”By the end of 2008, Toyota will have installed 270 solar panels into its Durban plant, which will enable them to operate at full capacity while also reducing demand on Eskom.Where the plant previously used electricity and gas to heat water, it will now use energy converted from the sun as a source of heat. Solar panels collect and convert energy from the sun into energy and heat that is then used by nearby buildings.Toyota’s renewable energy project began in 2006 with the installation of 44 panels, and the second phase was completed in June 2007 when 150 panels were installed. In the third phase of the project, Toyota will install a further 120 panels.While the project has cost Toyota R3.5-million, the company expects to save R95 000 per month on energy costs when the project is completed in the next few months.“Not only is this a significant financial saving, but it shows that Toyota is supportive of Eskom’s energy saving initiative,” said De Vos.The environmental impact of electricity use in South Africa is also a concern that big electricity users like Toyota needed to help address, and the manufacturer pointed out that the change would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by approximately 1 350 tons per year.“Our solar power initiative is done with the environment in mind,” said De Vos.According to the company, over 18% of global final energy came from renewables in 2006.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


World record for SA’s BIG football


first_img6 July 2010While South Africa is out of the running for 2010 World Cup glory, the country has still made it into the history books and now boasts the title of creator of the world’s biggest soccer ball.Standing an impressive 15.66 metres high and weighing a mammoth 650 kilograms, the soccer ball was officially recognised as the world’s largest by the Guinness World Records at Emperor’s Palace, near Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, on Monday.Robert Molloy, an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, closely inspected the ball and made sure it met all the requirements, before declaring to a jubilant crowd that is was indeed the biggest in the world.According to Molloy, South Africa’s huge soccer ball surpassed Sudan’s 10.5-metre ball, which was the previous record holder.Molloy inspected the ball to ensure that it was inflatable and deflatable; could be kicked and rolled; and that it was an exact replica of a Fifa soccer ball – all requirements for the world record.After a nervous few minutes, he announced that the construction of the ball had met with the strict guidelines set down by Guinness and that South Africa was the new record holder.He said the massive soccer ball was an “amazing addition” to what had already been a wonderful World Cup.“With a ball that size, maybe even the England goalkeeper will be able to save it,” Molloy joked.The world’s biggest soccer ball is 70 times the size of the Jabulani ball currently being used in the World Cup and 1 500 times heavier. The ball takes two hours to inflate and it takes 550 metres of strap to secure the ball.It is an exact replica of the 1970 Adidas Telstar ball and was constructed of mostly local materials.The massive ball was an initiative of Emperor’s Palace and Kia.CEO of Kia Motors South Africa Ray Levine said the ball had been created to wow football fans and put South Africa on the world map with the world record.Bob Yearham, chief operating officer of Emperors Palace, thanked everyone who contributed to making South Africa’s World Cup a success.“I don’t know what people are going to do after Sunday when there is no soccer to watch on TV. Some might go into depression with no soccer, but it has been great,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


Meralco took too many 3s in Game 1, rues Black


first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more


James Harden, Rockets overwhelm lowly Cavaliers


first_imgHarden played just 29 minutes and 34 seconds, and made eight 3-pointers to extend his NBA record to 12 games in a row with at least five.“The step-back 3s, he’s perfected that,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s got 16 3s and they’re all step-backs. I don’t know how he does it … everybody knows what he’s doing and he still gets them off, and they’re kind of open. They’re not forced, so he’s just an incredible player.”Clint Capela added 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting after making just four of 16 field goals in a loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night.Harden and fellow starters Capela and Tucker also sat out the fourth quarter with Houston up 113-81 entering the fourth. Even with the trio watching the final quarter from the bench, the Rockets maintained a huge lead and their 141 points were a season high and the most Cleveland has allowed this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Rodney Hood returned after missing the last three games with a sore left Achilles tendon. He had six points, two assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes. … Cedi Osman had 15 points and Collin Sexton added 14. … Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Jones added 12 points each.Rockets: Paul missed his 10th game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Gordon missed his sixth straight game with a bruised right knee. … It’s the sixth time this season Houston has scored 70 points or more in the first half.DATE NIGHT?Tucker boxed out a couple of Cavaliers and avoided grabbing the ball to help Harden collect his 10th rebound on Friday night. Tucker joked that Harden might owe him for the move.“Dinner, movies. I need a date,” Tucker joked. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Later, Harden was asked if Tucker deserves dinner for helping him get his triple-double.“I took P.J. to dinner, movies, Europe,” Harden said laughing. “I take P.J. everywhere with me. He gets enough already.”UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Rockets: Visit Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to have a 40-point triple-double in less than 30 minutes played — to lead the Houston Rockets to a 141-113 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for their eighth win in 11 games.“I think we’ve all had that in the back of our mind. It was just a far reach earlier in the season,” Harden said. “Now it’s pretty close. We’ve just got to continue to do what we’ve been doing. Playing well, taking care of opportunities like this tonight. Just continue to get better, strive to get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Rockets, who were in 14th place in the West in early December, are 4 ½ games out of first place and tied with the Clippers for fifth.After the Cavaliers got a 117-108 win in the first meeting with Houston this season, the Rockets were determined to take care of business this time around. They did that, racing out to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion It’s Harden’s 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games as he has carried the team with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries.Ante Zizic came off the bench to score 18 for the Cavaliers, whose season-long skid extended to 12 games.“We just couldn’t stop them,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “They were raining 3s all over the place. They broke us down off the dribble. They are in a rhythm now and playing very good basketball.”Harden needed less than 2 1/2 quarters to reach 30 points on Friday night, hitting a 3 with 7:41 left in the third to give him 32 points and push Houston’s lead 91-58. He joins Kobe Bryant (16 games in 2003) as the only players to score 30 points in at least 15 games in a row since the 1972-73 season.About three minutes later, he pushed his total to 40 after he was left wide open to drive into the lane for an easy layup to make it 99-68. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with about 90 seconds left in the third quarter to give him his sixth triple-double this season and the 41st of his career.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference.But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago.ADVERTISEMENT Domantas Sabonis sharp again at MSG as Pacers beat Knickslast_img read more


TV for social education is a fraud in India: P.C. Chatterji


first_imgFrom the “republic” Morarji removed the “pub”. And what do we have left? A relic.The Last Letter in SundayThere is an old saying: When you cannot avoid being raped, it is better to relax and enjoy it. The common man is trying to do just that.Kastur Chand Jain in the,From the “republic” Morarji removed the “pub”. And what do we have left? A relic.The Last Letter in SundayThere is an old saying: When you cannot avoid being raped, it is better to relax and enjoy it. The common man is trying to do just that.Kastur Chand Jain in the Letters column in the Indian ExpressI think Mrs Gandhi does not have the capacity to be authoritarian.Janata Party president Chandra Shekhar in New DelhiI am sure if tomorrow there is a landlord agitation or a tycoon agitation the communist parties will support it, as long as it is directed against the Government.Justice Krishna Iyer in SocietyWe have everybody here necessary to make a film – producer, director, cameraman and a leading hero.Rajneesh Ashramite quoted in SuperLaws are not something that God gave… They are not static or unchangeable. If the law is not good it has to be changed.Mrs Indira Gandhi addressing a lawyers’ symposiumI am a champion milker – I milk anybody.Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, V. Kurien, in The Sunday StandardIf a prostitute were to say that she was a worker, she will be recorded as such and categorised as ‘other worker’.Yogendra Makwana’s answer in the Lok Sabha to a question of whether prostitutes have been indicated as beggars in the present censusThere is every possibility that India may dismember under the inevitable politics of this highly centralised, autocratic power.Romesh Thapar in Business IndiaadvertisementTV for social education is a fraud in India.P.C. Chatterji, former director-general of AIR, in The Illustrated WeeklyA politician is one who is highly specialised in political activity and tends to stress this role above all others.Chetkar Jha in SeminarIf emancipation of Harijans meant their elimination, it would yet take some time.Jagjivan Ram quoted in CurrentGavaskar is a great player but a useless captain… He is arrogant and a bad leader. India has suffered because of him.K.R. Wadhwaney, sports editor Indian Express in Surya IndiaAn autopsy on dead reports will be helpful only if the doctor who is performing it will have the courage to expose.Quark in Sunday ReviewWhenever a man moves into the heart, something in him goes feminine. He becomes more round, more soft, more vulnerable.From the Discourse Series of Rajneesh in Eve’s WeeklyCritics have set ideas about the kind of films they like and those they don’t. The rest of the time they are just showing off their language.Film director Saeed Mirza in Bombay-Compiled by Anita Kaullast_img read more


10 months ago​Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gesture


first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gestureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham star Dele Alli will not be punished for a sign he made to Arsenal supporters during his side’s Carabao Cup win last night.Alli netted the second goal of the game and made a gesture to remind the fans of the score.While his gesture could be seen as inflammatory, it was not abusive, which means he will be cut some slack.Sky Sports suggests that no further action will be taken.And the Gunners will not face any action after a supporter was caught on video throwing something at Alli. But that supporter does face criminal action and a stadium ban. last_img


24 days agoTottenham open contract talks with Jan Vertonghen


first_imgTottenham open contract talks with Jan Vertonghenby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have opened talks with Jan Vertonghen over a new contract.The key central defender is out of contact at the end of the season, when he could leave for nothing.But discussions over a new deal are underway, though there is an apprehension from Spurs to offer the 32-year-old anything over a 12 month deal given his age, says the Daily Mail.However, the fact Moussa Sissoko, who turned 30 in August, signed a four-year contract last week is likely to be a key bargaining tool for Vertonghen as he looks for a longer deal.Vertonghen said yesterday: “I feel like I still have a couple of good years left in me. That’s definitely how I’m feeling now. I hope I can help the team for as long as I can.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Legislation to Boost MSME Sector for Parliament This Year


first_imgIndustry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says critical pieces of legislation, aimed at strengthening the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, are to be brought before Parliament this year.These, he said, are the Secured Transaction Obligations Act and the Insolvency Act.Minister Hylton was speaking during a recent interview on the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) ‘Issues and Answers’ programme with Ian Boyne.“This year, we are committed to having in Parliament, critical pieces of legislation and I speak here of the Secured Transaction Obligations Act, which will broaden the base of collateral so that we can now rely on things like intellectual property…moveable property as collateral,” he explained.The introduction of modern insolvency legislation will provide clear rules and procedures for handling corporate and personal insolvencies, including a mechanism in appropriate cases for giving a business a “no adverse action” period in which to attempt to restructure and achieve viability, before the winding up process is embarked upon.This, Minister Hylton said, will allow for reorganisation of entities without having to go through liquidation and “put people out of jobs and affect branding”.Minister Hylton said these two pieces of legislation, along with the forthcoming Madrid Protocol and various amendments to the Copyright Act, should bring about some amount of transformation in the MSME sector.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more