Chelsea’s youngsters thrash Fulham

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters strolled to a resounding 3-0 victory over Fulham in the Under-21 Premier League on Monday evening.Nathan Ake, Islam Feruz and Adam Phillip scored in a rain-swept game at the Blues’ Cobham training ground which was watched by manager Rafael Benitez and club owner Roman Abramovich.Despite being without some of their most influential players – striker Patrick Bamford and captain Todd Kane recently went out on loan and Lucas Piazon was not involved – Chelsea were on top from the start and all the goals came in the first half.They went ahead in the 17th minute when Ake sent a glorious left-footed effort into the corner from 25 yards.Blues midfielder Rohan Ince had a header cleared off the line before Feruz fired in the second goal after being set up by George Saville.And once Phillip finished off a great team move to make it three, there was no way back for Fulham.Click here for Monday’s Chelsea quizYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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What inspired 49ers’ Garoppolo to rally in rain at Washington?

first_imgLANDOVER, MD – OCTOBER 20: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Montez Sweat #90 of the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on October 20, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)Garoppolo finished 12-of-21 for 151 yards. He got sacked twice, and his overall touchdown-to-interception ratio is now 7:6 for the season.Said coach Kyle Shanahan: “You’re never too comfortable when you’re playing in all the sleet and mud, but he made big throws when he had to. I know he wants to take that interception back, just not holding the safety enough. But he also made big plays scrambling with his legs.”Now 12-2 all-time as the 49ers’ starter, Garoppolo ran four times for 20 yards on the first two drives, twice converting on third down.“Whatever you’ve got to do to get the job done,” Garoppolo said.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. LANDOVER, Md. — Jimmy Garoppolo said he was “upset” he missed the 49ers’ muddy, postgame belly slides that celebrated Sunday’s 9-0 win and 6-0 record.That is about all he missed after a rueful interception early in the second half.Garoppolo completed all eight of his ensuing passes and led the 49ers on three field-goal drives.Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on October 20, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)“Just kind of got in a good rhythm there,” Garoppolo said. “I was upset about the interception; that one’s on me. But the guys responded very well throughout the entire game.” His passer rating finished at a season-low 59.8, but that looks a ton better than 8.2, which is what he had following the fourth-down interception at Washington’s 14-yard line. Garoppolo said he simply failed to stymie Washington safety Troy Apke on his throw toward Dante Pettis, so Apke easily nabbed it and returned it to near midfield.How much of a factor was the constant rain?“You’ve got to take it into account but not let it get in your head,” Garoppolo said. “It made the ball heavier. But you practice it, and I’ve played in rain my whole life so it wasn’t anything crazy.”A Chicago-area native who spent his first four NFL seasons in the New England elements, Garoppolo still had passes flutter, and a 40-yard reception by Richie James actually came on a 10-yard route.“Growing up in Chicago you play in the rain all the time playing football. But I haven’t had one on the grass like this in a long time,” Garpopolo said. “It was fun out there. Just running, you’re soaking wet. So it was a good time.”last_img read more

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New ambulances for North West

first_imgNorth West has redistributed 73 new ambulances it bought for the World Cup. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ngwako J Motsieng Media Liaison North West Health and Social Development +27 18 387 5740 or +27 82 964 8838 RELATED ARTICLES • Soweto to get a second state hospital • US mission helps out in rural KZN • Rural health gets R9m boost • Healthcare in South AfricaBongani NkosiThe North West provincial government bought 73 brand new ambulances specifically for the recent 2010 Fifa World Cup, and now it has distributed the fleet amongst the province’s state hospitals.New Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz ambulances were bought to the tune of R17-million (US$2.3-million) ahead of the football spectacle to meet the potential demand for health services during the event.  The Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, North West’s platinum mining area, was one of the World Cup host venues.The ambulances have now officially been distributed to the province’s four municipal districts. Bojanala Platinum District Municipality’s public health system was the major beneficiary, receiving 28 ambulances.The government health services of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district were allocated 17 new vehicles. The Dr Kenneth Kaunda district received 16 ambulances, while ten went to the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district health services.All these vehicles were stationed in the benefiting communities during the World Cup, said the province’s Department of Health and Social Development spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane.The North West Emergency Medical Rescue Services College in Orkney, whose health professionals were deployed during the tournament, has been granted two ambulances to use.“The department bought a new fleet of ambulances to meet World Cup demand,” said Health and Social Development MEC Rebecca Kasienyane in a statement. “This was necessary because we did not want the tournament to affect existing emergency services.”Improving servicesMaking new ambulances available to public health is part of North West’s drive to bolster its services, Lekgethwane said.More ambulances should improve response time to communities’ emergency calls, he said. “The response time in the province has not been good. The communities were always complaining,” Lekgethwane added.“The more ambulances we have, the earlier we’ll respond to emergencies.”More than 40 other new ambulances were allocated to the districts in early 2010, according to Lekgethwane.As North West is still facing a shortage of the life-saving vehicles, the 73 inherited from the World Cup are welcome, Kasienyane said. “I must however emphasise that these ambulances will not completely eradicate the shortage, but we do believe they will substantially improve the situation.”The provincial government will continue to look for additional funds to buy more vehicles “because we know that a shortage of ambulances hinders transportation of patients such as pregnant women, the seriously sick and those injured in road accidents, to hospitals and clinics”.A call for cautious drivingOne of the prevailing challenges was to ensure that old ambulances are replaced with new ones, and are no longer used. Kasienyane also appealed to emergency drivers to drive more cautiously.“The department has also previously dealt with cases of negligent driving on the part of our drivers,” she said. “This has led to substantial shortfalls.”last_img read more

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Mumbai to host RFYS Athletics National meet

first_imgMumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Over 800 student athletes qualified through 14 city leg finals will vie for top honours at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Athletics Championship, to be held from November 14 to 16 at SAI here, it was announced on Tuesday.RFYS Athletic competition are held under the aegis of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and conducted as per the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) regulations. The three-day nationals will witness 84 track and field final events across 4 categories each for Boys and Girls in Sub Jr, Junior, Senior and College.RFYS Athletics championship 2018, in its second year was held in 14 cities — Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patiala, Rohtak, Trivandrum and Vadodra. Over 20,000 student athletes from 3,500 educational institutes registered in the city competitions held in September and October.–IANSgau/sedlast_img read more

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Ashley Argota Adopt Your New Best Friend

first_imgAshley Argota has a special costar in her new campaign for peta2, PETA’s youth division: her beloved rescued dog, Annie, who appears with a beaming Ashley in a new poster above the words “Adopt Your New Best Friend.”Ashley Argota PETA PSAThe True Jackson, VP and Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures star’s ad goes on to stress the importance of always adopting dogs and cats from animal shelters and never buying them from pet stores or breeders.“Annie became a member of my family when I was 13. I really, really wanted a dog,” she says. “I told my mom — I was like, ‘I don’t want a party. I don’t need to hang out with my friends. I just really want to adopt a dog.’”Although every moment with Annie has been rewarding — as Ashley says, “No matter what, at the end of the day I know that I’m gonna go home and she’s just gonna show me so much love”—Ashley reminds her young fans that taking care of a dog is a big responsibility. “You have to take them to the vet. You have to get them groomed, feed them, give them water — it’s a lot of work. Just make sure that when you get a dog, that you’re ready for the responsibility.”Not all homeless animals are as lucky as Annie was: Every year in the U.S., 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters, and more than half of them must be euthanized because there are not enough good homes for them. Every dog or cat purchased from a pet store or breeder takes away a home from an adoptable animal—meaning that one more animal in a shelter will die.Ashley joins a long list of celebrities — including Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz, Sierra McCormick, Boo Boo Stewart, Daniella Monet, Ke$ha, Pink, and Cody Simpson — who have teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.Source:PETAlast_img read more

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First youngest Foreign Minister for Jamaica in new government

first_img Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – On International Women’s Day, Jamaica named its first female Minister of Foreign Affairs.Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith assumed duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade on Tuesday March 8, 2016. Minister Johnson Smith, who has a first degree in French and International Relations, an LL.B degree from the University of the West Indies and a degree in Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is also the first Foreign Minister to be born after Jamaica’s Independence in 1962. In a news release, it was revealed that the Minister was welcomed by Ambassador Paul Robotham, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Mrs. Patricia Rodney Evering, Director of Protocol, before being introduced to each department and its staff. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, international women’s day, jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

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Ignazio Abate rues AC Milans Europa League exit

first_imgAC Milan defender Ignazio Abate believes they should have qualified for the Europa League knockout stages after their 3-1 defeat to OlympiacosGennaro Gattuso’s side headed into Athens on Thursday night needing to not lose by more than two goals to Olympiacos.After a goalless first-half, Pape Abou Cisse’s header handed Olympiacos the lead before a Cristian Zapata own goal doubled their advantage.But the Colombian defender soon redeemed himself to Milan by scoring a critical header just 110 seconds later.However, Abate’s foul enabled Konstantinos Fortounis to score a late penalty for Olympiacos to secure a 3-1 win.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.The result enabled the Greek side to leapfrog Milan into second-place in Group F on goal difference.“We had started strong and were well set out on the field. The regret is that we went behind, as we should not have conceded the opening goal,” Abate told Sky Sport Italia, via Football-Italia.“Once we got it back on track, they got that penalty. Incidents went against us. We could’ve done better and more importantly reached this final game with qualification already secured, because we had the quality to do that.“We need to take another step up. Now we must concentrate on Serie A, as we can finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.”Milan will next travel to Bologna on Tuesday in a Serie A match, where they will hope to retain their spot in the top-four in the standings.last_img read more

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Creativity is childs play for this girl

Who says creativity is no child’s play? The  solo exhibition, Pots Platter and Me, by nine-year-old Avani Singhania displays her creativity in ceramic art and pottery making. For someone as young what could be her inspiration?’When I see different creations in art books, I feel an urge to create them in my own way. This exhibition is the result of one year’s effort, in doing just that,’ said Avani.Avani has been learning pottery and ceramics arts under the guidance of Ela Mukherjee, a ceramic artiste. Coming from a family of art lovers and collectors, her interests stem from her own surroundings. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The nine-year-old is a budding artiste and a student of Vasant Valley School. She has also  participated in pottery classes and camps at her school and recently held an exhibition of her work at the India Habitat Centre. An array of colourful tea pots, cups and saucers, decorative items shaped like hearts, ovals, pen-stands in ceramics greeted guests. The collection also included fish bowls, diyas, coffee mugs in bright colours to go hand in hand with the festive season. read more

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