Bordeaux 0 Monaco 2: No Falcao, no problem as Lemar breaks drought Iain Strachan 00:55 10/29/17 Getty Images Thomas Lemar scored in Ligue 1 for the first time this season as Monaco won 2-0 at Bordeaux to keep the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain. The absence of Radamel Falcao did not prevent Monaco from recording a second consecutive Ligue 1 victory, as goals from Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar secured a 2-0 win at Bordeaux on Saturday.Falcao is the league’s leading scorer with 13 goals from nine matches this season, but the Colombia international sat out the match at Stade Matmut-Atlantique due to a thigh strain.In his absence, Balde and Lemar netted twice in quick succession early in the second half as title-holders Monaco stayed second, still four points behind Paris Saint-Germain, who dispatched Nice 3-0 on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The away team created the first clear chance of the game, with Bordeaux goalkeeper Benoit Costil called into action to parry away a fierce Fabinho effort from Jorge’s cutback. It took until the half-hour mark for Monaco to threaten again, Kamil Glik getting to Joao Moutinho’s free-kick first but seeing his header saved by Costil.Bordeaux were restricted to sporadic counter-attacks, Monaco defender Jemerson clearing confidently from Francois Kamano’s dangerous ball across the face of goal with a minute remaining in the opening period. Leonardo Jardim’s men eventually broke the deadlock in the 57th minute, when Jorge was fortunate to avoid giving away a foul before swinging a cross into the area from the left flank. Moutinho’s cushioned header fell perfectly into the path of Balde, who took the ball under control quickly and steered a tidy, low finish past the onrushing Costil. Lemar doubled the advantage eight minutes later, receiving the ball from Glik before cutting in the from left, beating the Bordeaux defence with ease and firing the ball beyond Costil, who should have done better, for his first strike of the league season. Alexandre Mendy twice went close to pulling one back for Bordeaux, the substitute firing wide of the near post from a tight angle before seeing a header cleared off the line by Jemerson.Monaco substitute Stevan Jovetic could have made it 3-0 soon after, with his curling effort from the top of the box sneaking just wide of the upright.VICTOIRRRREEEEE !!! Grosse performance collective des Rouge et Blanc57′ @keitabalde1465′ Lemar pic.twitter.com/CsweVjGrLP— AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) October 28, 2017
David de Gea put in an inspired performance on Sunday to lead Manchester United to a clean sheet and vital victory over Tottenham – and he had the Red Devils faithful falling over themselves to pay tribute.United took all three points in a tense top-six clash, with the only goal coming before half-time.Marcus Rashford took full advantage of a terrific Paul Pogba pass and converted past Hugo Lloris to make it 1-0, a strike which proved the only goal of the game at Wembley. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? At the other end, however, De Gea had to be at his very best as Spain’s No. 1 was bombarded throughout the game by Spurs.No fewer than 11 shots on target were repelled by the goalkeeper, whose heroics helped United move level with Arsenal in fifth place and keep up their brilliant start to life under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.It was the most shots De Gea has stopped in a top-flight league match without conceding. And he took all the plaudits from observers for his latest match-winning display in a United shirt.RT if you believe De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the World 🌍 🧤 pic.twitter.com/2VFd0GHKKP— THE POWER MUFC 🇾🇪 (@EamonnPower23) 13 de enero de 2019The £18.9 million United spent on De Gea. Well worth it. #mufc pic.twitter.com/r7mq9ntt5f— Aditya Rathod (@aditya_reds) 13 de enero de 2019How the Man Utd players greet David De Gea every training session pic.twitter.com/4BG8xVoNHx— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) 13 de enero de 2019It wouldn’t take much for me to tattoo @D_DeGea’s beautiful face on my body right now… 🔥🔥🔥 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/w8wC35jCQ9— Corey Andress (@EACoreySA) 13 de enero de 2019David De Gea that was brilliant 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Y1kXcUt10O— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) 13 de enero de 2019De Gea my goat— Santan (@Santandave1) 13 de enero de 2019Goal – DE GEAAssist – DE GEAJoke! Only thing he’s not done so far though 😉#TOTMUN #FPL pic.twitter.com/9TVs3Ui5pJ— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) 13 de enero de 2019David De Gea’s legs could save the UK from Brexit.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 13 de enero de 2019De Gea’s been better with his feet today than every Arsenal outfield player combined yesterday. #THFCvMUFC— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 13 de enero de 2019Where would we be without @D_DeGea 🙌🏽🙌🏽 @ManUtd— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) January 13, 2019Cracking game of football. Big win for @ManUtd and the difference in them post Mourinho says much. Having said that @SpursOfficial were terrific in the 2nd half and but for Spiderman in goal could well have won.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 13, 2019I did a #DeGea edit and he saved it. pic.twitter.com/rUKbbOpN5O— Emilio Sansolini (@EmilioSansolini) January 13, 2019 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
March 10, 2014 zoom The United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC) ordering spree has come to an end with a final order for one 18,000 TEU container vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea.The company announced yesterday that the final option for additional boxship had been exercised, bringing the total order to 17 ships, including eleven 14,000 TEU vessels and six 18,000 TEU vessels. The order, worth over $2 billion for all 17 ships, is the largest in UASC’s history.These 18,000 TEU ships will be among the largest, most technologically advanced, and most environmentally-friendly container vessels ever built.UASC hosted a signing ceremony in Dubai, where the newbuilding contract was signed by His Excellency Salem Ali Al Zaabi, Chairman of the UASC Board of Directors, and by Mr. Y. J. Ji of HHI. The ceremony was also attended by representatives from UASC’s executive management and senior management from HHI.His Excellency Mr. Salem Ali Al Zaabi remarked, “With the exercising of this final purchase option for one 18,000 TEU vessel, UASC completes its current newbuilding order in full. Today thus marks another important milestone in UASC’s transformation and growth story. Among our other assets, these vessels and UASC’s enhanced partnership agreements enable the company to improve its competitiveness in the key trade lane between Asia and Europe where the 18,000 TEU vessels will be deployed.”“UASC is committed to improve its competitive position in all key trades in which it operates and especially in other key trades where the Company’s existing 13,500 TEU and under-construction 14,000 TEU vessels will be deployed. In an environment where fuel oil remains the largest cost driver in the industry, our cutting-edge vessel designs have been developed with a clear focus on improving cost efficiency and enhancing environmental friendliness. This brings a clear benefit to our customers and UASC is proud to be a leader in the industry in these respects. All of these new ships will enjoy the most advanced fuel economy in the industry including, among others, being delivered as ‘LNG ready’; a first in the industry for vessels of this size,” added Mr. Salem Ali Al Zaabi.The completion of this significant newbuilding order between UASC and HHI marks an important step in four decade-long relationship between the two companies.The 14,000 TEU and 18,000 TEU newbuildings are scheduled for delivery from late 2014 and from the first half of 2015, respectively.
New Delhi/Mumbai: Expensive air fares as a result of capacity constraint and high fuel prices are expected to further decelerate India’s passenger growth numbers, experts opined. Even though, there has been a growth in passenger numbers on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the traffic on a sequential level has shown a negative trend. As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data, on a YoY basis, growth rate in February stood at 5.62 per cent to 1.13 crore, while it was 9.10 per cent in January and 11.03 per cent in December 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalEven data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed a similar trend. The growth rate of India’s domestic air passenger volume — measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) — slowed in February to 10 per cent from a rise of 12.4 per cent in January. Industry observers blamed the downward sequential growth trend on high air fares. According to experts, since March 14, passengers had to shell out high fares as several airlines cancelled operations for a number of reasons, including grounding of Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostDuring this period, some sectors continued to see a rise of more than 100 per cent in case of last minute bookings. “Indian aviation has seen a capacity constraint due to multiple reasons over last couple of months. The immediate impact of this reduction noted on fares was an average of 15-20 per cent hike in price,” said Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C) of Yatra.com. “While that acted as a deterrent for people who were looking to book air tickets in short notice, however, the traffic was not seen to be affected as the fares did moderate for people booking in advance,” Additionally, oil marketing companies increased the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) which is also expected to buoy air fares. “High ATF, grounding of several flights and a tough operating environment have further impacted the domestic sector crisis and will impact passenger growth for the month of March,” said Aloke Bajpai, CEO and Co-founder, ixigo. “However with unused Jet slots now being allocated to other airlines, an increase in capacity will help in normalisation of fares before the peak summer travel season.” In a recent note, ratings agency Fitch said that Indian aviation market has seen a sharp increase in airfares in the last few months due to tight supply, which has been worsened by the suspension of the 737 MAX aircraft. “Fitch expects the growth in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), which decelerated to 12.4 per cent in January (2018: 19.9 per cent), to weaken further until supply increases,” the rating agency said in a note. In addition, the note said that Jet Airways, which along with its subsidiary JetLite had the second-largest share of the domestic market until January, has been steadily losing market share as it has been forced to shrink its operating fleet due to financial troubles. “Market leader IndiGo cancelled around 30 flights per day (2 per cent of total) from around the middle of February until March, with industry participants highlighting pilot shortage as a key reason,” the note said. “SpiceJet was then forced to ground its 737 MAX jets, which form around 15 per cent of its fleet.”
Rabat- French Montana has returned to his native Morocco to host a party at Club 555 in Marrakech.Karim Kharbouch, known by his stage name French Montana, was born in Rabat, but left the country for the United States at age 13. He is the founder and CEO of Cocaine City Records. The 30-year-old rapper trip to Morocco was filled with several cultural adventures and a performance at Club 555 in Marrakech. “This video will give you a small idea of how incredible it has been for me to come back home and share my music with my people,” he said. “I left Morocco when I was 13 and the first time ever going back was when I shot the FADER cover. Now, it’s amazing to see this much love from my people,” he concluded. Montana is said to be dating Khloe Kardashian, sister to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. He also appeared on several episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 9.Montana has so far made sure to keep some secrecy on his alleged relationship with Khloe Kardashian.“I like to keep my private life private because that works with my sanity, but she’s a good, beautiful person,” he said in an interview with People Magazine.Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
“The German Local Organizing Committee has put down a clear and unequivocal environmental foundation from which future host countries can now build,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner said of the so-called ‘Green Goal’ project set up by the Committee with UNEP cooperation. The report, launched at the Global Forum for Sport and the Environment in Lausanne, Switzerland, came just a day after the release of another study showing that UNEP-backed initiatives won a gold medal for the 2006 Winter Olympics with the Games in Torino, Italy, setting new records for offsetting global warming gas emissions. “Organizers of future FIFA World Cup events will now have to consider playing the environment up front as one of the leading strikers in their planning and policy strategies,” Mr. Steiner said, referring to the International Football Federation. “Otherwise, they risk own goals and off-sides from domestic and international public opinion.”The legacy report on ‘Green Goal’ highlights how, through a range of domestic measures including deploying renewable energy at venues and boosting the use of public and non-motorized transport by fans, significant greenhouse gas reductions were achieved.Apart from domestic measures, the organizers offset rises in emissions by supporting clean energy schemes in India and South Africa, host country for the 2010 Cup. These offsets saved an estimated 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the global atmosphere, over-compensating the additional emissions in Germany by 8,000 tonnes.The report shows that the amount of greenhouse gases saved by these combined actions more than compensated for the emissions generated, so much so that the flights to and from Germany by soccer stars like Brazil’s Ronaldino and England’s Rooney and FIFA officials were also offset.“UNEP has been proud to have been associated with the ‘Green Goal’ and not just for its achievement on climate but for its achievements in areas from waste avoidance to the harvesting of rainwater for pitches,” Mr. Steiner said. “We stand ready to assist the organizers of the 2010 tournament in South Africa score their own ‘Green Goals’ and in doing so send a clear signal to organizers of all mass audience events that environment deserves top billing, is no longer a support act but a big draw in its own right.”
WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Thursday that economic conditions appear to be improving enough for policymakers to raise interest rates when they meet in two weeks — as long as there are no major shocks that undermine confidence.Yellen said that even after the first rate hike, the Fed expects future rate increases will be at a gradual pace that will keep borrowing costs low for consumers and businesses.In testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Yellen warned that waiting an extended period of time to start raising rates would carry risks.“Were the FOMC to delay the start … for too long,” she said, “we would likely end up having to tighten policy relatively abruptly to keep the economy from overshooting” the Fed’s goals for unemployment and inflation.“Such an abrupt tightening would risk disrupting financial markets and perhaps even inadvertently push the economy into a recession,” Yellen said.She also cited concerns by Fed critics that keeping rates exceptionally low for too long “could also encourage excessive risk taking and thus undermine financial stability.”Fed policymakers meet on Dec. 15-16. The Fed’s key short-term rate has been at a record low near zero for the past seven years.Many private economists are forecasting the first rate hike by the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s policy panel, will be a modest quarter-point move, followed by four more quarter-point moves over the next year.“Between today and the next FOMC meeting, we will receive additional data that bear on the economic outlook. These data include a range of indicators regarding the labour market, inflation and economic activity,” Yellen told the JEC. “When my colleagues and I meet, we will assess all of the available data and their implications for the economic outlook in making our decision.”The Labor Department will release its November employment report on Friday. Analysts believe the data will be key in determining whether the Fed boosts rates this month.Asked about the upcoming unemployment report, Yellen said the Fed will be watching for “a continued solid trend of job creation” that would indicate the economy has good momentum going forward.Yellen repeated past comments that she believed two key factors keeping inflation below the Fed’s 2 per cent target — the rise in the value of the dollar and falling oil prices — were likely to fade over time.Private economists said Yellen’s remarks over the past two days sent a strong signal that the Fed is ready to start raising interest rates at its meeting this month.Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC, said he was looking for a rate hike “barring much weaker data over the next couple of weeks.”The Fed has left its target for the federal funds rate, the interest that banks charge on overnight loans, near zero since December 2008. It has used ultra-low borrowing costs as a way to stimulate economic activity and fight the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Fed has not raised the funds rate since June 2006.Yellen said that the Fed currently anticipates that even after further improvements in the labour market and inflation, economic conditions are likely to warrant lower rates than normal “for some time.”She said that a Fed move to start raising rates will be a sign of “how far our economy has come in recovering from the effects of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. In that sense, it is a day that I expect we all are looking forward to.”Yellen spoke shortly after the European Central Bank announced that it was cutting a key interest rate and extending its stimulus program to enhance efforts to bolster the 19 European countries that use the euro currency. This action disappointed investors, who had been looking for stronger moves. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, to testify before the Joint Economic Committee. Yellen said that economic conditions are falling into place for policymakers to raise interest rates when they meet in two weeks , as long as there are no major shocks that undermine confidence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 8:01 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fed Chair Yellen says economic conditions falling into place for December rate hike
With the USPORTS men’s basketball national championships wrapped up in Halifax, Brock Sports is turning its attention to Fredericton, where the men’s hockey team is set to play in the University Cup National Championship. The Badgers basketball team finished its national championship run with a decisive 94-57 win over the Acadia Axemen in the consolation final Sunday, March 11. That came after a heartbreaking 78-76 loss to the eventual national champion Calgary Dinos in the quarter-finals and then an 81-65 win over the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in the consolation semifinals.The consolation title gave Brock a fifth-place finish in their first trip to the USPORTS National Championship since 2008.While the basketball team is headed west to go home, the men’s hockey team is packing up to head east to Fredericton, where the USPORTS U Cup National Championships will be hosted this week by the University of New Brunswick.Brock lost the OUA Queen’s Cup provincial championship game 5-1 to the McGill Redmen in front of a sold-out crowd at home Saturday night, but just getting to that game guaranteed them their first trip to the nationals in 10 years.After a media conference Wednesday, March 14, the tournament gets underway Thursday at 1 p.m. ADT (noon EST) with the Badgers, who drew the fourth seed, playing the fifth-seeded St. Francis Xavier in the quarter-finals.Unlike the basketball championships, there’s no consolation side of the U Cup hockey championships, so a Brock win would move them into the semifinal round Saturday while a loss would send them home.The bronze and gold medal games are scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ADT, respectively. The quarter-finals are all available to be streamed online at sportscanada.tv/usports while the semifinals and championship game will be broadcast on Sportsnet.
Body image research looking at negative perceptions and illness has earned two Brock University graduate students each a spot in the finals of a national research video contest.Candace Couse and Aly Bailey are among 25 finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)’s The Storytellers video contest.In addition to each receiving a $3,000 prize, the Brock students will join 23 other finalists from universities across Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 on May 28 in Regina, Sask., where they will give presentations before a panel of judges. Five students will then be chosen to present at SSHRC’s 2018 Impact Awards ceremony.The Storytellers contest challenges post-secondary students to share SSHRC-funded research, conducted by either themselves or their supervisor, in a three-minute video or 300-word submission to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting lives, the world and the future for the better.“As a researcher, finding an innovative way to share your project with a general audience is very important,” says Diane Dupont, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. “SSHRC Storytellers has provided a national platform for students to share the importance of their work.“I am so proud of Candace and Aly for their success in this contest,” says Dupont. “To have not one, but two entries in the Top 25 shows that Brock graduate students are involved in exciting and globally relevant research and have the ability to translate that research into a form that brings to life the work for a non-technical audience.”Couse, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Humanities, researches visual representations of illness in the arts and medical sciences, looking at how Western understandings of death and dying confine people to narrow definitions of illness and health.“All bodies of all abilities are in constant states of degeneration and regeneration,” she says.Couse’s video opens by asking, “What does it mean to be sick?”, pointing out that illness can be marginalizing for people when the “sick” body is grounded in categories of malfunction and morality. “We come to think of the sick person as bad or heroic,” she says.“My research shows how visual representations of the sick body are produced by and co-produce our understanding of bodies and illness,” Couse says. “It’s a problem that causes real harm for sick people that can produce tension between self and body.”Bailey, a PhD student in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, also focuses on body image in her research in a program to transform people’s negative body perceptions. In Western societies, she says, most people are dissatisfied with their bodies.In her video, Bailey begins by introducing a character named ‘Rose’ who, heavily influenced by societal pressures, thinks she’s fat, ugly and hates her body. Viewers follow along as the woman learns about B.I.A.S., or Body Image Awareness Seminars, a SSHRC-funded positive body image program where researchers and participants work together to bring about body acceptance, appreciation and respect.“We don’t have to buy into societal pressures to change our bodies and conform to these ideas of what our bodies should be like; everybody can have a positive body image instead of living in this negative state,” says Bailey.She and Couse both praised The Storytellers contest for providing a platform to publicize their research.“It’s incredibly important for me to be able to reach many people about our B.I.A.S. program that promotes a positive body image movement,” says Bailey. “This (contest) is the perfect platform for that.”“My research has a lot to do with relational knowledge,” says Couse. “It’s important to get that research out there so people can interact with it and contribute to it.”
Freshman wide receiver Trevon Grimes (8) walks onto the field during the Ohio State vs. UNLV game on Sept. 23. Ohio State beat UNLV 54-21. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorFreshman wide receiver Trevon Grimes will move on from Ohio State before the completion of his first season with the program, according to a report by the Sun-Sentinel.The newspaper reported Friday the former four-star prospect out of St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) will transfer to Florida. Grimes has been away from Ohio State since October when he left the team to deal with, what head coach Urban Meyer called, family health issues. On November 8, Meyer said he was taking classes in Florida and he expected Grimes would eventually rejoin the team.This season, Grimes had three catches for 20 yards. He caught one pass for eight yards against Army and had two catches for 12 yards against UNLV. Grimes was the 41st-ranked player in the 2017 class and the No. 6 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.An Ohio State spokesman was not able to confirm the report.