first_imgBranislav Ivanovic scored a potentially crucial away goal for Chelsea to put them ahead in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Paris. The defender continued his remarkable knack of scoring important goals when he headed home following John Terry’s ball in from the left.It came slightly against the run of play, with Thibaut Courtois, back in the Chelsea side, having kept out three headers – two of them from Edinson Cavani – during a bright start by Paris St-Germain.Courtois dived to his right to save Blaise Matuidi’s powerful header after Cavani had lifted the ball into the penalty area.Cavani then headed straight at the Blues keeper after Matuidi turned provider, drifting out to the left and serving up an excellent cross towards the PSG striker.And Courtois was called into action again on 34 minutes, this time to deal with Cavani’s near-post header from Ezequiel Lavezzi’s right-wing corner.Three minutes later Chelsea were ahead. Cahill flicked on Terry’s cross with the outside of his right boot and Ivanovic was well placed to score his fifth goal of the season – and his first in Europe since his winner in the 2013 Europa League Final.As well as Courtois and Cahill, Diego Costa and the fit-again Cesc Fabregas are back in the Chelsea starting line-up.David Luiz is playing for the home side, featuring in midfield for the first time since joining them from Chelsea last year. Chelsea Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Paris St-Germain: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell; David Luiz, Verratti, Matuidi; Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic, Cavani..Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img20 August 2012President Jacob Zuma has appointed an inter-ministerial committee on the Marikana tragedy, to be led by Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane.The committee will coordinate and lead all support for the families and relatives of those killed during last week’s violence in Marikana, the Presidency said on Monday. This will include the identification of family members, counselling and burials.The committee was expected to hold its first meeting and visit to Marikana on Monday.Forty-four people, including two police officers and 34 mine workers, were killed and scores injured in violent clashes in the mining town of Marikana outside Rustenburg, North West province last week.Zuma has declared this week a period of mourning for those killed. From Monday to Sunday, flags will fly at half-mast at all flag stations in South Africa and missions outside the country. On Thursday, memorial services will be held across the country to mourn and promote a violence-free society.Zuma has also called on faith-based organisations to work with the government to assist the affected families.The inter-ministerial committee will include North West Premier Thandi Modise and a raft of Cabinet ministers: Susan Shabangu (mineral resources), Nathi Mthethwa (police), Bathabile Dlamini (social development), Richard Baloyi (cooperative governance and traditional affairs), Mildred Oliphant (labour), Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (defence and military veterans), Aaron Motsoaledi (health), Siyabonga Cwele (state security) and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (home affairs).Lonmin to pay for children’s educationMeanwhile, mining company Lonmin has committed to providing funding for the education of the children of all employees who lost their lives during last week’s tragedy.“This funding will cover education costs from primary school to university,” the company announced on Friday.Lonmin chief financial officer Simon Scott express the company’s “sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those employees who have lost their lives, not only in the events of Thursday but also in the days leading up to it, and of course to the families and colleagues of the two South African Police Service officers who died trying to protect others.“We are committed to supporting all the families that lost loved ones during this tragic week,” Scott said in a statement.“We have established a help desk at Lonmin’s Andrew Saffy Hospital which will help families with the identification of bodies, assist with all the burial arrangements and offer bereavement counseling.”Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

first_imgRead Next Much like every team in the league, the Cavs are known to hit a wall at some point in the lengthy regular season. However, their apparent struggles seem to have come much earlier than usual.Lue also bemoaned the team’s poor transition defense, and attributed it to the lack of effort.“Teams just look faster than we do at every position,” Lue said. “They’re running fast, they’re spreading, they’re pushing the ball up the floor. It’s like we can’t keep up.”Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the Cavs’ lineup is far from a hundred percent, with key addition Isaiah Thomas expected to be out until the All-Star break with a hip injury.The team also added several new faces to its roster, which still needs some more time to coexist on the floor.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue answers questions during a press conference introducing Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Sept. 7, 2017, in Independence, Ohio.  Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have dominated the NBA Eastern Conference since his return to “The Land” in 2014. But so far in seven games in the 2017-2018 NBA regular season, the perennial powerhouse has gotten off to an underwhelming start.After starting the season at a 3-1 win/loss mark, the Cavs dropped its last three games, punctuated by blowout losses to the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past CavsPrior to that, the team lost a close game against the Brooklyn Nets—another non-playoff team from last season.FEATURED 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 shutoutSpeaking to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin shortly after the loss to the Knicks, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue made his displeasure known.“Tonight’s loss and the last couple are unacceptable, and the only way we’re going to be able to get out of it is to put the work in—as players, as coaches,” he said. “And we’re going to do that. … When you lose to teams the way we’ve been getting beat, it’s unacceptable.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES 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 RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgArrion Springs makes a big interception against Arizona State.Twitter/@EvanWebeck Those who stayed up until almost 3:00 a.m. on the East Coast were rewarded by some crazy Pac-12 football. Oregon and Arizona State went to three overtimes, and were just a few yards away from making it four, when Oregon’s Arrion Springs picked off Mike Bercovici in the end zone to capture a 61-55 road win.Berco picked in the end zone. Oregon wins 61-55. pic.twitter.com/jmQFNWHqFj— Fabian Ardaya (@fardaya15) October 30, 2015INTERCEPTION. OREGON WINS! pic.twitter.com/FgmwwkgU0w— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) October 30, 2015The two teams combined for 116 points, 1,242 yards, and dozens of huge plays. While the two defenses were largely absent on Thursday night into Friday morning, it was the cornerback Springs who wound up with the game’s biggest play.last_img read more

first_imgDEVON MICHAEL BROWN, ACTOR AND DANCERAnyone who saw Donna Feore’s exuberant Stratford Festival production of The Music Man came away asking, “Who was that guy?” We all knew the lead, Daren A. Herbert, who was predictably excellent. The artist we were Googling was Brown, who not only brought passion and ardour to his acting as rebel/young lover Tommy, but also, in the ensemble numbers, kicked higher, leaped more gracefully and twirled with the kind of focus and commitment that only the best artists possess. Those years of training (he began at three) and experience on the hit TV show The Next Step obviously paid off. Forget Gaga. This year, a star was born at Stratford. BREANNA DILLON, ACTOROne of the most harrowing experiences of the year was watching Dillon late in What Happened Was… deliver a monologue that gradually revealed her character’s complex psychological baggage. The actor, who up until that moment had presented a character who seemed relatable and even ordinary, nailed this difficult scene. Later, she brought that same intensity to her role as a woman who meets up with her ex in Wes Berger’s First Dates. Dillon has the ability to suggest layers of emotion and contradictions beneath a placid surface. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for another theatrical date. Advertisement BRANDON ASH-MOHAMMED, COMICAfter taking an extended hiatus from comedy in 2015, this Humber College alum came back renewed and reinvigorated, and he seemed to be everywhere in 2018. He taped a JFL set opening for Julio Torres, and we saw him slay with his self-assured routine at the Bitch Salad finale. While he’s waiting for the audience to catch its breath, he’ll roguishly vogue to build momentum before moving on. Devon Michael Brown in The Music Man (centre, top, defying gravity) What does he have left to try in 2019? Recording his debut album. Advertisement As well as stand-up, Ash-Mohammed excels at sketch and improv (he won a Bob Curry Fellowship at Second City Toronto, and subbed in on their current mainstage revue The Best Is Yet To Come Undone), and he made memorable appearances on Sketchfest’s Rapp Battlez and Improv Karaokeat Comedy Bar.He’s been a commendable host, too, helping sell out multiple editions of The Ebony Tide in February (the show is now a monthly), and The Ethnic Rainbow, Canada’s first and only comedy show for LGBTQ+ people of colour.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Some have been working for years, some have been in hit TV shows, while others recently graduated from theatre school. Whatever their journey, here are the artists (in alphabetical order) who made us check their program bios during intermission.LOVELL ADAMS-GRAY, ACTORJudging from his packed IMDb page, Adams-Gray is busy doing TV. But let’s hope he finds more stage work like his peacock-like Levee in Soulpepper’s burnished production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. As a strutting trumpet player whose songwriting aspirations are thwarted, Adams-Gray was electric, his emotional outpourings – in his music, his speechifying and his pursuit of one of the play’s women – were all extensions of his character’s soul. The performance rightly earned him recognition by the Toronto Theatre Critics Association and no doubt will be acknowledged come Dora time. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is investing in two contradicting areas of growing consumer demand for its bakery division — healthier baked goods and indulgent foods.Luc Mongeau, president of the food processing and grocery company’s Weston Foods bakery business, said Tuesday it is working on innovation in its artisan and alternative bread products, and recently built organic production capabilities into its Kitchener, Ont. facility.But Weston Foods is also focusing on goods of the less-healthy variety amid surging demand for products such as donuts.“We are innovating in indulgent product,” Mongeau said on a conference call discussing George Weston’s latest quarterly results. “There is a strong demand for product that delivers greater indulgence, and we are benefiting and growing in these areas with our portfolio.”The bread industry has been under pressure in recent years as consumers look for healthier or artisan versions of the food staple, while also grappling with increased competition from discount retailers.Mongeau’s comments on growing demand for certain segments came as George Weston raised its dividend and reported a first-quarter profit of $180 million. The company says it will now pay a dividend on its common shares of 49 cents per share, up from 45.5 cents.The increase came as George Weston reported its profit attributable to common shareholders amounted to $1.40 per diluted share. That was up from $108 million or 84 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.However, on an adjusted basis, which excludes a number of one-time items, George Weston says it earned $178 million or $1.38 per share compared with $184 million or $1.43 per share a year ago.Sales in the quarter totalled $10.74 billion, down from $10.80 billion in the same quarter last year. Weston Foods’ adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the quarter slipped to $44 million, down 27.9 per cent compared to a year earlier.Galen G. Weston, who is chairman and CEO of George Weston, said the quarter was “marked by significant headwinds.”He told analysts that Loblaw, in which George Weston is the largest shareholder, delivered solid results amid “external pressures from minimum wage and health care reform.”“Weston Foods business performance has been impacted by challenging inflationary pressures and cost relating to the transformation program,” he said.In November, George Weston launched a three-year transformation plan which includes restructuring the organization and simplifying operations.In this most recent quarter, Weston Foods recorded restructuring and other related costs of $15 million, largely related to the transformation program and the previously announced closure of an unprofitable manufacturing facility in the U.S.BMO Capital Markets analyst Peter Sklar said Weston Foods’ results were further below its estimates than expected.“While we were anticipating a deterioration in the bakery’s EBITDA in Q1/18, we were not anticipating this significant of a decline,” he said in a note to clients.George Weston said that it anticipates flat sales this year compared to 2017, with improvement in the second half of 2018 to balance out an under-performing first six months.“The second half of 2018 will need to be significantly stronger than we were previously estimating in order to achieve this,” said Sklar.George Weston has also been under pressure after its admission last year that it and its main subsidiary, Loblaw Companies Ltd., had participated in what they say is an industry-wide arrangement to co-ordinate the price of bread for at least 14 years.Weston addressed the issue at the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto on Tuesday, telling shareholders that “there is no excuse” for what occurred, but could not comment in more detail due to the ongoing investigation by the Competition Bureau.“I believe, that when something like this happens, you must take accountability,” he said in his opening remarks. “We discovered the scheme, we reported it immediately to the authorities and have taken steps to make sure that it never happens again.”Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L, TSX:CHP.UN)last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales gained 0.1 per cent to $63.1 billion in April.The small increase came as gains in machinery, equipment and supplies and the food, beverage and tobacco subsectors were offset by a drop in the motor vehicle and parts subsector.The agency says wholesale sales in volume terms were unchanged.Sales were up in three of the seven subsectors.The machinery, equipment and supplies subsector climbed 2.3 per cent to $13.0 billion, while the food, beverage and tobacco subsector rose 1.9 per cent to $12.1 billion.The motor vehicle and parts subsector fell 4.0 per cent to $11.5 billion.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A couple was found dead inside their home at Agarpara in North 24 Parganas on Friday morning.According to local residents, Amar Mondal rented the ground floor of a house at Agarpara approximately six months ago. He used to live with his wife Brinda and their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. A source said the couple had frequent arguments. On several occasions, Mondal family’s landlord had to intervene to stop them. It is suspected a third person is involved in the case. On Friday, the private tutor of the Mondal’s daughter arrived in the morning. When she knocked on the door many times but no one opened it, she immediately informed the landlord and neighbours. Neighbours broke the door and found Amar and Brinda dead. Khardah police station was informed. Police rushed the couple to Sagar Dutta Hospital in Kamarhati where doctors declared them brought dead. It is suspected that Amar murdered Brinda and later committed suicide. Police recovered a suicide note by Amar. He said in the letter he was going to the other world with his wife. Some neighbours claimed Brinda had an extra marital affair. Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone II of Barrackpore Police said: “The bodies have been sent for autopsy. A suicide note has been recovered. No police complaint has been lodged in this regard.”last_img read more

first_imgGhaziabad: In a tragic incident, two youths were killed when a speeding Mahindra pickup truck rammed into their car from behind at elevated road in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on early Thursday morning. Cops said that the truck driver was arrested later in the evening as he fled the spot, leaving the truck behind, fromthe spot. According to police, the incident occurred around 5 am at Hindon elevated road when the duo of victims were travelling from Raj Nagar extension to Delhi. The deceased were identified as Akshay (24), a resident of Shalimar garden in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad and Karan (22), resident of Laxmi Nagar in delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The information was conveyed around 5:15 am by a passerby who reported the incident to police. A police team immediately rushed to the spot and took the victims to max hospital in Indirapuram where both the victims succumbed to injuries while getting treatment. Both the victims received severe head injuries in the incident” said Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House officer of Indirapuram police station. The officer further said that the truck driver was later arrested from Indirapuram area in the evening while a case under relevant sections Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsof IPC has been registered against him. “Following the incident, police registered a case under sections 279 (punishment for Rash driving), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of Indian Penal Code. Police have seized the truck while the accused driver will be produced before the court and will be sent to the jail” added Singh. Police said that the accused driver has been identified as Pramod kumar (28), a native of Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. Kumar was moving towards Ghazipur area in delhi when the incident took place. Meanwhile, deceased Akshay’s uncle Pradeep Maheshwari told Millennium Post that Akshay had went to a his friend’s place in Raj Nagar area to attend a party. “Akshay’s father had also expired in a road accident around three years ago while his mother was looking after the family and was working at a private company in Noida. In February he had undergone a tuberculosis surgery and got discharged from the hospital after getting treatment. We are saddened with his demise and want strict actions to be initiated against the accused” said Maheshwari.last_img read more

Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins blocks a shot during a game against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 2 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-2.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team (4-4-0) held on to an early lead and handed the No. 20 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs a 4-2 loss.After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led, 2-0, off goals from senior forward Alex Szczechura and sophomore forward Tyler Lundey.Although junior forward Max McCormick widened the gap with another Buckeye goal early, Duluth (4-3-1) made it a one-goal game by the end of the second period with goals from freshman forward Alex Iafallo and junior forward Caleb Herbert.The Buckeyes were the only team to score in the third period, with an unassisted empty-net goal by junior forward Ryan Dzingel with 33 seconds left in the game.Dzingel said Wednesday the games against Duluth were going to be fast-paced because the Minnesota team “likes to get up and down the ice.”Szczechura said the team managed to hold its own against the Bulldogs’ speed.“Our team as a whole can definitely handle a fast pace as a style of hockey we want to play, and tonight I think we played a good game — a very up-tempo game and very physical — and I think it helped us,” Szczechura said Saturday following the win.Junior forward Nick Oddo said sticking with the fundamentals of the game was what led to the Buckeyes’ victory.“Just keeping things simple,” Oddo said. “Coach (Steve Rohlik) always preaches to push the puck north, get it forward, chips, get pressure on their (defense), and I think doing those little things helped us.”Freshman Matt Tomkins played in the net for OSU for the full 60 minutes, saving a career-high 39 shots.The first game of the series was played Friday at the Schottenstein Center, where the Buckeyes fell to the Bulldogs, 3-1.“I can’t fault our effort,” Rohlik said. “We made mistakes, and the mistakes we made ended up in our net.”Despite losing Friday, Rohlik said it was one of the Buckeyes’ best performances so far this season.“To be honest with you, I think we probably played a more complete game (Friday),” Rohlik said Saturday. “I thought we played in spurts tonight, I thought we were very good early, but they kind of took over maybe in the middle there.”The Buckeyes, in the midst of a seven-game homestand, are slated to return to action Friday against Niagara at 7:05 p.m with the two-game series against the Purple Eagles concluding Saturday. read more