Giroud sinks Saints to take Chelsea to FA Cup final

first_imgOpting to select Giroud instead of Alvaro Morata proved a shrewd move by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as the former Arsenal star produced a tremendous piece of skill to break the deadlock early in the second half.Giroud has feasted on Southampton this season, scoring twice to spark Chelsea’s 3-2 win last weekend and also netting a late equaliser against them for Arsenal in December.His fourth goal for Chelsea since his January signing was followed by a late header from substitute Morata, setting up a heavyweight final against United at Wembley on May 19.That will be Chelsea’s last chance to win major silverware at the end of a troubled season.Chelsea’s 13th FA Cup final appearance will be a repeat of the 2007 showpiece, when Jose Mourinho’s men won 1-0.The Blues, back in the final after losing to Arsenal in May, last won the competition in 2012 and are bidding to lift the trophy for the eighth time.Winning the FA Cup might not be enough to convince either Conte or Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that their two-year partnership should be extended.Conte has spent much of the season complaining about Chelsea’s failure to back his transfer plans, while several of his players are believed to be unhappy with his demanding training sessions and intense personality.The Blues face a tough task to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish in the Premier League as they trail fourth placed Tottenham by five points.Against that backdrop, winning the Cup would at least provide an uplifting conclusion to a frustrating campaign.For Southampton, the focus returns to their desperate battle to avoid relegation, with just four games left to climb out of the bottom three.There were a significant number of empty seats in the Southampton end of the stadium and the stay-away fans were vindicated by their struggling team’s lacklustre display.– Nimble Giroud –Southampton’s Polish defender Jan Bednarek (L) clears the ball from the path of Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud during the English FA Cup semi-final at the Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2018They had little chance of a famous Cup upset with Eden Hazard at his stylish best.Hazard threatened with a fierce strike that flashed just over from 25 yards.Then the Belgian embarked on a surging run from deep in his own half before slipping a pin-point pass to Willian, who cut back inside and blasted against the crossbar.Giroud was warming to the task of giving Southampton another headache and he went close to breaking the deadlock with an acrobatic volley before half-time.Chelsea’s dominance was finally rewarded in the 46th minute.Cesc Fabregas lofted a pass towards Hazard and he controlled brilliantly in mid-air before slipping the ball through to Giroud.There was still work for Giroud to do and he side-stepped three defenders with surprising grace, his nimble foot-work giving him just enough space to slot home from close-range.Hazard was virtually unstoppable and he scythed through again before curling just wide.Southampton’s Charlie Austin appealed in vain for a penalty after Giroud left his arm out to block the forward’s header.Finally coming out of their shell, Mark Hughes’ side almost drew level when Nathan Redmond’s long-range drive was pushed away by Caballero.But it was too little, too late and Morata came off the bench to wrap up the win with just his third goal in his last 19 appearancesMorata, who has failed to impress since his move from Real Madrid last year, was furious after being hauled off at Burnley.Just days later, he was all smiles when he nodded home from Cesar Azpilicueta’s 82nd minute cross.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Southampton during the FA Cup semi finals on April 22, 2018LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22- Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Wembley.Giroud has made a habit of scoring against Southampton and the France forward was their nemesis in a one-sided semi-final.last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Bar manager wanted for Letterkenny area

first_imgOn behalf of our client, we are searching for a committed, proactive Bar Manager who would enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced and busy environment.The Bar Manager will promote and grow the business, hire and train staff, and ensure that patrons are receiving excellent service.You will also be responsible for the management of inventory and resources, plan promotional events, ensure that quality and safety controls are followed, update supplier contracts, create schedules, and set business objectives. In order to succeed as a Bar Manager, you should be observant and have the ability to think critically and efficiently. You should be a skilled communicator with excellent problem solving, observation, and interpersonal skills.Job DetailsContract Type: Permanent Full Time Salary: NegotiableLocation: The successful candidate will be based in the general Letterkenny areaRoles and Responsibilities:* Manage the business aspects of the bar, such as, negotiating supplier contracts, taking inventory and reordering supplies, managing budgets, and setting goals.* Hiring and training staff to provide excellent service to patrons.* Creating effective schedules and quickly resolving issues to ensure that bar is well staffed during peak hours. * Setting and enforcing quality and safety controls.* Planning and taking part in promotional events.* Maintaining a fun, safe atmosphere for patrons.Essential Criteria: * Management experience is generally preferred.* Strong understanding of business management principles.* Excellent problem-solving, and customer service skills.* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.* Willingness to work during peak hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.* Effectively delegate responsibilities and maximize resources.* Decisiveness.How to Apply:To apply for this position, please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria, along with your CV via email to nicole@hrteamservices.com by 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019.Job Vacancy: Bar manager wanted for Letterkenny area was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:barjobletterkennyManagerVacancylast_img read more

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Former Everton striker claims £50m Richarlison deal is good business by Toffees

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 targets So far, new Everton boss Marco Silva is yet to add any new signing to his new side.However, the signing of a £50million player would send out a signal of real intent from the former Hornets manager. IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM The 21-year-old is reportedly close to signing for the club in a deal worth £50million, a fee some critics have scoffed at.However Campbell believes it could prove to be a smart piece of business.“Marco Silva knows him and trusts him,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“He came in as a 20-year-old and came into Watford and he lit up the first half of the season, he was a complete unknown. Richarlison could be heading to Goodison Park in a deal worth £50million Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 targets “So to be able to go back in for him and to get him, he’s obviously someone Silva thinks he can really fit him into this Everton team.“This £50m fee has been bandied about, is he worth it?“If Watford want that money and Everton are willing to pay to get the new manager a player he wants, then he’s worth the money.“Richarlison a player who does things at the top end of the pitch and that’s where Everton are lacking.” LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Richarlison is worth £50million and would be a fantastic addition to the Everton team.That’s according to former Toffees striker Kevin Campbell, who believes Marco Silva would be able to get the best out of the Brazilian. Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The Brazilian was signed by former Watford boss Marco Silva last season for just £11.5million Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on REVEALED RANKED last_img read more

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QPR ‘will have to pay a big fee for Blackburn star’

first_imgQPR will have to pay a big fee for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, the Daily Mirror believe.Rangers are set to seal the signing of Hoilett after seeing off competition from Newcastle and German side Borussia Monchengladbach.It is claimed Rovers boss Steve Kean has warned that his club want at least £6m for Hoilett or Jamie Mackie in exchange.Hoilett is out of contract but, at 22, cannot move on a Bosman-style free transfer so unless Blackburn accept an offer a fee will be set by a tribunal.Mackie has recently been linked with a move to Ewood Park. QPR have insisted they are not looking to offload him.The Daily Mail say Chelsea have been told they must double their bid for Robert Lewandowski, who is apparently also wanted by Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Chelsea are understood to have made an initial offer to Borussia Dortmund of £13m rising to £17m for the Poland striker, who has two years left on his contract.The Independent report that Chelsea have signed 17-year old centre-back Emir Dautovic from Slovenia club Maribor in a £1m deal and are set to complete the signing of 15-year-old George Brady – nephew of West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady – from Cannes.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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JSE launches retail equity options

first_img27 July 2009 Benefits of equity options According to the JSE, smaller contract sizes will bring new affordability to the options market in South Africa and open it up to the man and woman in the street. “The JSE has a well-established wholesale options market catering for institutional investors, but we have never focused on the retail investor before,” JSE derivatives trading head Allan Thomson said in a statement this week. “Options provide numerous benefits to retail investors, and are especially relevant in these turbulent economic times.” As with purchasing a futures contract, investors will need to use their existing futures account or open a SAFEX account with a broker. “Like equity futures, options allows investors and speculators to benefit from the movement of the share price, but differ in that they come with a ‘built-in insurance policy’, where the investor is able to resign a contract at any point in the contract term,” the JSE says. Investors and traders can use options to profit from a movement in the underlying shares without the costs of trading the shares themselves. Options give you exposure to movements in the share price for a fraction of the cost of purchasing the shares themselves. They offer investors time to decide whether they want to buy or sell a share. Buying an option enables you to defer your decision until the option’s date of expiry. “In layman’s terms, the investor can decide to abandon the contract if the price is not in his or her favour,” Thomson explained. “Of course, like an insurance policy, the investor will pay a premium for this peace of mind.” According to the JSE, the market maker Nedbank will be quoting option prices in sizes as small as 5 contracts in 50 point strike intervals for index options and 50 cent strike price intervals for single stock options.center_img According to the JSE, equity options can benefit investors in the following ways: Index options which are based on a basket of shares as opposed to a single share, provide diversified exposure, without having to invest directly in the many stocks that make up the index. Options give the investor the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a predetermined price at a set date in the future. ‘Built-in insurance policy’ They can be used to protect the value of one’s shares from a falling market at an affordable cost. Without using put options (the right to sell), in a market downturn you have no protection against prices declining. Options are often described as the only guaranteed stop loss, as falling markets cannot pass through the agreed price (known as the strike price). South Africa’s JSE has launched retail equity options, which include single stock options on the top 20 companies in the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index and index options on the Top 40 Index itself. This new investment avenue complements the existing equity futures market, and will increase both trading volumes and liquidity in market. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Apple Reclaims Leader Board In Smartphone Wars With iPhone 5, 4S

first_imgThat’s why in the third quarter of 2012 the report from Strategy Analytics carried the splashy headline, “Galaxy S 3 Tops iPhone 4S.” Apple had just released the iPhone 5 at the end of Q3 and the 4S was still Apple’s flagship for most of the quarter, retailing at $199 in the United States on two-year contract. When the iPhone 5 came out, the 4S was discounted to $99 on a contract. Right in time for the holidays.The difference between the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 4S is slim. From Q3 to Q4, Samsung’s flagship declined 2.6 million in shipments. The iPhone 4S rose 1.2 million with many of those units likely targeted toward cost-conscious consumers and emerging markets. Strategy Analytics looks distinctly at individual phone shipments. It does not include Samsung’s extremely long tail of “S”-related devices that the South Korean company uses to flood the world market with affordable Android devices.When Apple started discounting old iPhones when the newest iteration was released, it defined its own long-tail strategy. Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference last week that the company would not make a cheaper iPhone for the sake of making a cheaper iPhone, but would rather focus on making older models more affordable. We see now what he was talking about.  Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski Tags:#Apple#iPhone Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The clock turns, the pendulum swings and we have a new leader on top of the Smartphone Wars scoreboard. Two of Apple’s iPhone models were the top shipping models in the last quarter of 2012. The iPhone 5 shipped 27.4 million units, making it the top-selling phone. It was followed by the year-old iPhone 4S, which shipped 17.4 million units, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. The vaunted Samsung Galaxy S 3 flagship came in third with 15.4 million units shipped. Everyone except Wall Street seems to know that Apple did extremely well during the holiday season. It sold a record 47.8 million iPhones and recorded $54.5 billion in revenue. Apple does well every quarter, really, but its business is extremely cyclical.Apple does extraordinarily well late in the year, while dipping in the summer months. This has to do with the consumer-oriented nature of Apple’s products and timing of device launches.last_img read more

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Jury of global experts at Pune International Film Festival

first_imgThe 16th edition of the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), to be held from January 11 to January 18, will feature a jury of global cinema experts, including Italian filmmaker Maurizio Nichetti and Polish screenwriter-director Joanna Kos-Krauze.Fourteen films have been shortlisted for the PIFF competition, while nearly 200 films will be screened at the festival. A highlight this year will be the Kapoor family handing over 23 original negatives of films produced under the R.K. Studio banner to the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) on opening day of the festival, NFAI director Prakash Magdum said at a press conference on Thursday evening.“Actor Randhir Kapoor will hand over this rich trove to be deposited in the NFAI vaults. The 23 films include blockbusters like Awaara, Sangam, Bobby and Ram Teri Ganga Maili,” Dr. Magdum said. He said these are the original negatives, the best source and ideal format for long-term preservation of films. “We are thankful to the Kapoor family for entrusting NFAI with this prestigious collection so that it can be preserved for future generations.” The NFAI had been in talks with the Kapoor family for over a month. Randhir Kapoor is said to have visited the NFAI last month to inspect the vaults and storage facilities. Tribute to Raj Kapoorfire in September last year gutted Stage 1 of R.K. Studios in Mumbai, resulting in loss of priceless memorabilia and artefacts. The film negatives, stored in another building, were not damaged.PIFF will also feature a pavilion dedicated to Raj Kapoor, where five of his works — Aag, Mera Naam Joker, Shree 420, Sangam and Bobby — will be screened, said Dr. Magdum. “There will be a discussion on these films with director Subash Ghai, and actor Rishi Kapoor is expected to attend,” he said.Filmmaker Jabbar Patel, who is the festival director, said Bobby was chosen as it went with this edition’s theme of ‘Youth’. Dr. Patel said noted filmmakers and scriptwriters like Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara, scriptwriter Kamlesh Pandey, Mexican director Rodrigo Pla, Canadian director Mathieu Denis and Iranian actress Gelareh Abbasi would be part of the jury along with Mr. Nichetti and Ms. Kos-Krauze. In memoriam“We are also organising homage screenings in memory of actors and filmmakers who passed away recently. These include tributes to director Kundan Shah and actors Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Reema Lagoo and Shyama. There is also a section titled ‘Women’s Empowerment’, which will feature films like Bimal Roy’s Parineeta and Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya,” said Dr. Patel.In addition, seven Marathi films, including four unreleased ones, have been shortlisted for the PIFF competition. Since 2002 the eight-day festival has been organised by the Pune Film Foundation in collaboration with the Maharashtra government.last_img read more

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76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee

first_imgMOST READ “Nobody needs to read into anything here,” he said. “This is an NBA athlete that has some soreness in the knee, has had an MRI and we all should move on. We’ll miss him, obviously, playing-wise. But it’s not anything that isn’t completely pointed toward keeping him ready and especially ready when it matters most at the end of the year.”The Sixers are 37-21 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants 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 Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes in last Sunday’s All-Star game.Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft and missed his first two seasons with multiple foot and knee injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s reached the stage where he just felt uncomfortable with it,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “It’s a little bit of tendinitis. It’s stuff I think that’s quite common, actually.”Brown said he did not believe the injury was connected to the All-Star game. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho gets off to winning start as Manchester United manager

first_imgJose Mourinho has taken charge of his first game as Manchester United manager, a 2-0 win over second-tier Wigan in a low-key preseason friendly.New signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly impressed for United, and England left back Luke Shaw made his first appearance in 10 months after a broken leg. Will Keane and Andreas Pereira scored the goals on Saturday.United fans chanted Mourinho’s name seconds into the match and he was given a huge ovation as he waved toward supporters after the final whistle.Mourinho arrived on a three-year deal in May after Louis van Gaal was fired.last_img read more

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Hardik Pandya becomes fourth Indian to win Man of the Match on ODI debut

first_imgFormer captain Kapil Dev handing over the India cap to Hardik Pandya proved out to be extremely lucky for the young all-rounder as he produced a terrific spell of bowling to help bundle New Zealand out for 190 in the first ODI at Dharamsala. India chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Sunday. (SCORECARD)Coincidentally Kapil had also made his (Test) debut on the same date in 1978 against Pakistan at Faisalabad. He managed just one wicket in that Test as India managed to draw the match. (India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: As It Happened)On the other hand, Pandya had a much better debut as he finished with figures of 3/31, the best stats in the match from India’s side. Pandya’s performance is the fourth best by an Indian bowler on ODI debut. He was also adjudged the Man of the Match for his valuable contribution. Figures Bowler Opposition Venue Year 3/21 Noel David West Indies Port of Spain 1997 3/24 Varun Aaron England Mumbai (Wankhede) 2011 3/30 Subroto Banerjee West Indies Perth 1991 3/31 Hardik Pandya New Zealand Dharamsala 2016 3/32 Dilip Doshi Australia Melbourne 1980 3/33 Tinu Yohannan West Indies Bridgetown 2002 3/34 Bhupinder Singh Sr. UAE Sharjah 1994 3/36 Bhagwat Chandrashekhar New Zealand Auckland 1976 3/37 Piyush Chawla Bangladesh Mirpur 2007In yet another surprising move by captain MS Dhoni, he handed over the new ball to Pandya instead of the more experienced Jasprit Bumrah while Umesh Yadav started off the proceedings for India from the other end after opting to bowl first. Pandya was expected to be the first change bowler but Dhoni tried something different today and the move paid off for Captain Cool.advertisementPandya, after getting smacked for three boundaries by Martin Guptill in his first over in ODI cricket, came back with a bang and managed to get Guptill to edge one to Rohit Sharma at second slip. He then came back for his second spell in the 11th over and removed Corey Anderson (4) and Luke Ronchi (0) as the Black Caps lost half their side for 48 in the 13th over.The pitch at the picturesque HPCA stadium had all the signs of being a brilliant track for batting but the Kiwis completely lost the plot early on and recorded the second worst start by any side against India in India. Start For Venue Year Total Result (for opponent) 5/47 Zimbabwe Mumbai (Wankhede) 1987 135 Lost by 8 wickets 5/48 New Zealand Dharamsala 2016 190 Lost by 6 wickets 5/54 Sri Lanka Mohali 2005 122 Lost by 8 wickets 5/55 Bangladesh Mumbai (Wankhede) 1998 115 Lost by 5 wickets 5/55 England Jaipur 2006 125 Lost by 4 wicketslast_img read more

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