Kane penalty gives Spurs edge in Carabao Cup semi against Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal on Tuesday night.Referee Michael Oliver awarded the 26th minute spot-kick after consulting VAR for offside and Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s foul on Harry Kane. Kane duly converted the penalty.Spurs and Chelsea both had chances in a fiercely-fought contest and Blues’ manager Maurizio Sarri will feel this tie is still very much alive ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, 24 January.Chelsea hit the woodwork twice in the first half through N’Golo Kante’s near-post flick, and when Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga athletically turned Callum Hudson-Odoi’s deflected cross onto the post.Andreas Christensen missed a glaring opportunity from six yards after the break while Arrizabalaga also produced a fine save from Kane as this semi-final remains in the balance. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer fumes over penalty call as mundane Man Utd draw with AZ Alkmaarby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United were robbed of a penalty in Thursday’s uninspiring goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar.United substitute Marcus Rashford went to ground under a clumsy challenge from Stijn Wuytens in a game that included few chances for either side.The Red Devils did not have a single shot on target in the match, with David De Gea forced into a couple of sharp saves. It was United’s tenth straight away game without a win, and speaking after the game Solskjaer was disappointed his team didn’t receive a spot-kick.”It’s a penalty 101 times out of a 100,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.”How many times this season have we not got penalties? Against Arsenal that would be 2-0, tonight would have been 1-0.”It would have topped off a very good performance away from home against a very good team. We’ve come here and should have won.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author.The rock star known for “Exile in Guyville” and other albums has a two-book deal with Random House.The publisher announced Thursday the first book is called “Horror Stories.” It’s billing the book as a “rich and kaleidoscopic memoir” about fame, parenthood, love and “everything in between.” A release date has not been determined.The 50-year-old Phair says in a statement issued through Random House she has been working on stories for the past decade.No details have been given for the second book. But Phair has spoken in the past about writing a novel. She already has written reviews, praising Keith Richards’ memoir “Life” in The New York Times.
CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says Steve Williams will retire as chief executive after the company’s annual meeting next May.Williams, 62, joined Suncor in 2002 and took the helm of Canada’s largest energy producer by market capitalization from longtime CEO Rick George when he retired in 2012.Williams has been one of the more outspoken CEOs in the oilpatch, insisting recently the company will approve no new major expansion projects until Canada’s export pipeline access problem is resolved.He has also led the way in support for environmental initiatives and was one of four energy company leaders to stand alongside Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in 2015 when she unveiled the province’s sweeping climate plan, which included a growing carbon tax.The company says Mark Little, 56, will trade in his chief operating officer title to become president effective immediately and will assume the CEO’s role in May.Little joined Suncor in 2008 and has served in several leadership roles in the company’s oilsands and international and offshore operations.“It’s been a privilege to lead Suncor. I’m making this transition now, knowing that it’s a good time to do so,” said Williams in a statement.“Thanks to a sound strategy grounded in operational excellence and capital discipline, a healthy balance sheet, and an ongoing focus on sustainability and technology and innovation, I’m optimistic about Suncor’s future under Mark’s leadership.” Companies in this story: (TSX:SU) The Canadian Press
LONDON — Britain’s parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it seeks answers from the social media company about its data protection policies.The parliament’s digital committee sought the documents ahead of an international hearing it’s hosting on Tuesday to look into disinformation and “fake news.”Committee Chairman Damian Collins tweeted on Sunday that it has “received the documents it ordered from Six4Three relating to Facebook.”The app maker, Six4Three, had acquired the files as part of a lawsuit against the social media giant.News reports said the committee used its powers to compel an executive from the company, who was on a business trip to London, to turn over the files.The Associated Press
Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has issued heat wave alert in the Western districts for the next couple of days.A senior official of the Met office said that the temperature in Western districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram, East Midnapore, Birbhum and West Burdwan may pulse between 41 and 44 degree Celsius in the next few days. The temperature feel would be sultrier than the actual temperature. Various other South Bengal districts will continue to burn as the mercury is expected to soar past 40 degree Celsius. The districts like Nadia, Murshidabad, North 24-Parganas will also record alarming temperatures. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe people might feel soaked in and uncomfortable due to high levels of humidity, which will be present along with the scorching heat. The temperature in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas may rise by 2-3 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours. The humidity level is expected to shoot up further in the next two days. “There will be an intense spell of heat and humid condition in all the Western districts at least for two days. The situation is expected to improve from May 12 as a low pressure trough is likely to form. There is a possibility for thunderstorm in some South Bengal districts if the low pressure intensifies,” said Deputy Director General of Alipore weather office Sanjib Bandyopadhyay. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn case of North Bengal districts, there is a possibility of thundershower in the next three days. The temperature at night will be higher than the normal days. Due to the scorching heat, many roadside shop owners at Esplanade, Dalhousie and other areas decided to down shutters in the afternoon hours of Thursday. In various stretches of the city, the density of traffic was lesser than usual. Many people preferred to stay indoors in the afternoon to avoid the scorching sun. Priyanka Maity, a college student who visited the College Street area on Thursday afternoon, said: “We are trying to stay indoors in the scorching heat. We are stepping out only when it is absolutely necessary.” Many people were seen walking along the streets in Esplanade area with their faces covered with clothes and scarves. Some youths were found standing in queues at Esplanade East to have Lassi and fruit juice to get some relief from the heat. The city’s largest water park Aquatica recorded a huge footfall on Thursday morning, with many people indulging in various water activities.
NEW DELHI: Several parts of New Delhi witnessed a drizzle early morning on Thursday making the weather pleasant for Delhiites. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius while the maximum was at 36 degrees Celsius this morning. The department has predicted thunderstorm accompanied with rain in the national capital. Cloudy skies are likely to persist for the next few days. The level of PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) was recorded at 82 and PM10 at 184, as per data published by SAFAR. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and between 401 and 500 ‘severe’. Meanwhile, IMD unit in Himachal Pradesh has predicted light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thundershower at scattered places with the possibility of hailstorm in the low and mid hills of the state during the next three to four hours.
Rabat- Japan donated Morocco 170 new generation eco-friendly vehicles worth 50 million MAD.“The donation, worth 500 million Yens, 50 million MAD, means to support Morocco’s efforts to promote clean energy and popularize the use of environment-friendly vehicles that reduce air pollution and greenhouse effect gas, said Morocco’s energy, mines, water and environment minister, Abdelkader Amara.The donation comes pursuant to an agreement signed between the two countries in March 2013. The vehicles will be used by some ministerial departments. Since 1979, Japan’s non-reimbursable donations to Morocco reached 35.04 billion Yen (around 3.5 billion MAD).