Bilic admits ‘energetic’ Chelsea deserved win

first_imgWest Ham’s summer signing André Ayew could be facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering an injury during their 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.Ayew went off in the first half at Stamford Bridge after appearing to sustain a thigh injury as he chased Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.He will undergo a scan in the next 24 hours.“We will have to wait for the scan to tell us how long he will be out,” said Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.The visitors looked set for a point after James Collins’ equaliser cancelled out Hazard’s penalty.But Diego Costa fired home an 89th-minute winner for the Blues – and Bilic admitted they deserved their win.“Of course when you concede so late in the first game it makes you disappointed,” he said.“It’s a big frustration for us because we were so close against a top side on their ground.“But they deserve it. Let’s be honest, apart from the first 15 minutes and when we equalised – in that middle period which was about 60 minutes – they were better than us.“They were more aggressive, winning second balls, and if you add on top of that players like Eden Hazard then you have to admit they were better than us.“Chelsea were very energetic and compact. I wasn’t happy with the way we played.”See also:Chelsea 2 West Ham 1 – as it happenedLate Costa goal gives Chelsea dramatic victoryChelsea v West Ham player ratingsConte plays down Fabregas’ omissionConte thanks fans after Chelsea winFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Raptors, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for one of arguably the most anticipated Warriors game this season when Golden State faces the Toronto Raptors at Oracle.The Raptors (22-7) own the NBA’s best record and have already handed the Warriors an overtime loss two weeks ago in Toronto. However, some of the luster of their rematch could be lost if Kawhi Leonard (hip injury) can’t play Wednesday night. He’s listed as questionable.The Warriors (19-9) are on a four-game …last_img

A350 XWB joins the fleet

first_imgThree widebody Airbus aircraft, the A380, A330 and the new A350 XWB, took off from Toulouse Thursday September 19 flying together for the first time before continuing on separate flights.The A350 XWB is the latest aircraft from Airbus and is designed to replace the A330 and takeon Boeing’s 787 and 777 families.To date Airbus has sold 682 A350 XWBs over three models.last_img

Team SA profile: Marsha Marescia

first_img25 May 2012Marsha Marescia will captain the best prepared South African women’s Olympic squad yet at the London Olympic Games. Now aged 29, she has been a member of the national team since 2001.She made her debut in October of that year at the age of 18. Almost 11 years later, when she participates at the London Olympics, she will bring with her an impressive CV that includes attending two Olympic Games and two World Cups.However, only in recent times, thanks to a sponsorship by Investec, has the South African women’s team been given the kind of backing to enable it to compete with the world’s leading teams. It has resulted in a growing maturity in the side and that has begun to translate into results on the field.Qualified in styleThe South African women’s hockey team qualified for the Olympic Games as African champions, but were required to also win an Olympic qualifying tournament in New Delhi, which they did in style, going through the event unbeaten and defeating hosts, India, 3-1 in the final.Reflecting on the qualification of the team for the Games, Marescia told BuaNews: “The Olympic qualifier was a tough tournament for the Investec ladies’ hockey team. We had an intense preparation period with a number of international games, which paid off in the end as we entered the final being the most prepared team for the event.“It was tough because psychologically each player knows that we would only get one chance to qualify. But once we had done it, we were thrilled.‘We deserve to be in London’“We feel that we deserve to be in London and our results prove it, and now that we have the chance to participate in London, we are looking forward to another tough tournament, but hope to do better than we have done at past Olympic Games.”The opportunities created by Investec’s sponsorship, which have allowed for far more international participation than ever before is invaluable, Marescia said.“The experience definitely helps us to focus on the job at hand. While we spend a lot of time focusing on ourselves, we also spend hours analysing the opposition and their structure, the style and their key players and set pieces.”FIH All StarMarescia, who plays her trade for Rotterdam in the elite Dutch league, is a player that leads from the front, setting an example for her team-mates to follow. That standard is a high one, which is underlined by her selection to the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) All Star team in 2007, 2009 and 2010.“On the field, I just want to play and make a difference,” she said. “Sometimes making the difference means being the supporter of the others when they are playing well and sometimes it means standing up and making the difference myself.“Playing for South Africa is extremely special,” Marescia added. “It is something that I treasure and I will always work hard to ensure that I never miss out on the opportunity to put on the green and gold and sing our national anthem with pride.”What drives South Africa’s captain? In the Mail and Guardian’s Book of Women, Marescia revealed her personal motto: “Deep within you lies a seed of greatness waiting to be germinated.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Colorado Ski Town To Go All Renewables

first_imgLater this year, customers of the municipal electric utility in Aspen, Colorado, will buy a little more wind power from Nebraska and successfully meet its goal of 100% renewable energy in 2015.Aspen Daily News online reports the utility has reached an agreement with the Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska (MEAN) to increase its purchase of wind-generated electricity and meet its goal of providing electricity produced only from renewable sources for its 6,500 customers.MEAN has been providing electricity to the upscale Colorado ski community since the early 1980s and now provides about 30 percent of Aspen’s total load. It votes on the expanded contract in August. Between 75% and 80% of the utility’s electricity currently comes from renewable sources, including not only Nebraska wind power but also hydro sources in the West.The added wind-generated power from Nebraska will cost customers an average of $1.75 a month. It will replace the current 20% of the portfolio that’s generated by coal.The expanded contract with MEAN runs for three years at a cost of $51 per megawatt hour. During that time, the city will negotiate a longer-term contract.last_img read more

Sikhs to serve langar to commemorate Olympics in London

first_imgWhile Fauja Singh, the 101-year-old marathon runner, carries the Olympic relay torch in London on July 21, the Sikhs would celebrate the occasion by organising a langar (community kitchen) along the road for public. They would serve free Roti Rolls at several key points along the Olympic torch route from Greenwich to Waltham Forest between 7 am to 8 pm.Fauja, the oldest torch bearer at London 2012, would carry the Torch on the 64th day of the Olympic Torch Relay when it reaches Newham. The Olympic Stadium is also located at Newham.The langar would be organized by United Sikhs, an organization dedicated to promoting the Sikh identity and tenets. “We are proud to share with the public the 500 year old Sikh tradition of serving free meals,” said Parvinder Kaur, who would manage the langar project.She said the Sikhs from the UK and around the world would be participating in celebrations. They would show the world how the community embraced diversity.”We hope to demonstrate through Langar how the community involves in selfless service. We will be serving thousands of free vegetarian meals along the route,” she said, adding “It would also showcase how community food can bring people from all walks of life together.”Paul Uppal, MP for Wolverhampton South West, meanwhile said that he always believed in promoting the big society as a Sikh and as a Conservative. “I am looking forward to seeing Gurdwaras from all over the country come together to serve others in the name of faith and community.”advertisementThe people serving the langar would also be branded in yellow t-shirts carrying Fauja Singhs image. The langar would be served at several service points in each of the five boroughs, each serving at least 1,000 vegetarian roti rolls within two hours.Fifteen furdwaras from South and East London already granted their consent for participating in the event. The organisation also demonstrated how to prepare roti-rolls, an improvised version of cooked mixed veg filled in rotis made of whole wheat flour and plain flour. An executive chef already apprised the volunteers how to prepare roti rolls.United Sikh also invited gurdwaras from Scotland and Wales to partner with the London gurdwaras to set up more langar service points. The sources said several Sikh from India have also been planning to reach London to support the project.last_img read more

KTP welcomes setting up of contractors registry

first_imgThe Chamber of Architects (KTP) has welcomed a recent announcement by Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius regarding the setting up of a contractors’ registry.KTP reminded that it has made such calls as earl as 2007, with the calls intensifying in the recent week following the introduction of the revised regulations. In a statement on Saturday, KTP said that it has taken a leading role in pushing for the introduction of registration, licensing and classification of contractors, adding that it drafted such proposals for a new Legal Notice to outline the processes and requirements to attain such goals.READ: Will this legal notice make our building sites any safer? – Kamra tal-PeritiKTP receives international supportThe KTP insisted that with regards to the recently passed legal notice, there were still some points which need to be changed, describing such change as in the interest of public safety as well as in the interest of the profession, contractors and developers.READ: We will defend our members against unfair lawsuits – KTPThe points that KTP are insisting on include the role, responsibilities and competences of the Site Technical Officer, a clear division between Works Specifications that must be prepared by a perit and the Method Statement which must be prepared by the contractor in order to state how the specifications are to be achieved, a clearer distinction between temporary and permanent works, and also various inconsistencies between the Maltese and English versions of the Legal Notice.The KTP said it received letters of support for its position from the International Union of Architects and from the Union of Mediterranean Architects.Read more:Legal Notice creates added confusion – Kamra tal-PeritiMinister’s statements leave us with more questions than answers – KTPList of licensed masons published by BROWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’” alt=”last_img” /> read more