Half-time: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0

first_imgA quickfire double from Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba put Chelsea in command at the break at Stamford Bridge.Tottenham were by far the brighter of the two sides in the first 15 minutes, with Harry Kane – starting ahead of Roberto Soldado – twice serving notice of his intent.Shortly after Jan Vertonghen had nodded just over, Kane latched on to a Vlad Chiriches cross but his header came crashing back off the crossbar.Kane then picked the pocket of Cahill on the left flank, outsprinted the Chelsea centre-back and bore down on goal, but screwed his angled shot wastefully wide of the far post.It took Chelsea 17 minutes to muster a meaningful attack. John Terry won the ball on halfway, Willian slipped the ball into Drogba and he teed up Cesc Fabregas – but the Spaniard’s clipped effort was straight at Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.Tottenham didn’t heed the warning and Chelsea went in front a couple of minutes later.Hazard, who had been the Blues’ main outlet early on, played a neat one-two with Drogba before smashing in a shot under the body of Lloris at his near post.And another error from the goalkeeper allowed Chelsea to double their money moments later.The Frenchman’s wayward kick was recovered by Hazard, he fed Oscar, and the Brazilian slipped a perfectly weighted pass into Drogba, who held off Vertonghen before drilling home.The two goals settled Chelsea down after a nervy start and killed Tottenham’s early bluster, with Ryan Mason’s shot straight at Thibaut Courtois all Spurs had to show for the rest of the half.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Drogba. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bart, Ramos: Giants future begins in San Jose

first_imgFor more 2018 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.Giants baseball at San Jose Municipal Stadium: A slice of Americana, a journey back in time and an event that promises good, old-fashioned family fun.As Madison Bumgarner tells it, “How baseball was almost meant to be played.”Only one problem in recent years: The play hasn’t been so good. For all the cheap beer, great barbecue and close-up views, the on-field action hasn’t provided much excitement. That’s …last_img

Injured Roo seeks help at airport pharmacy

first_imgPassengers at Australia’s Melbourne got a real shock when an injured kangaroo hopped into the terminal and then interestingly into a pharmacy.Australian Federal police and wildlife experts were called in to deal with the kangaroo and Wildlife Australia’s Ella Roundtree and Geoffrey Fuller tranquilized the terrified animal. The kangaroo is thought to have been hit by a car outside the terminal.Ella Rountree, a volunteer wildlife officer with animal charity Wildlife Victoria told Sky News: “He has got injuries to his feet at the moment his claws are quite worn, from hopping down the road.”Australian comedian Julia Morris broke the news on Twitter, where photographs began circulating of the marsupial in the skincare aisle of the terminal’s pharmacy.“Ok, so I’m at Melbourne airport and a KANGAROO has just jumped into the chemist,” she tweeted.The Kangaroo is the symbol of Australia’s national airline.Melbourne Airport is located in countryside frequented by many kangaroos and while heavily fenced the terminals are accessible.There have been several incidents with Kangaroos over the past two years, typically at the airport’s car parks.The incident comes just weeks after the launch of Wildlife Victoria’s awareness campaign, Eyes Open for Wildlife.See a video here: http://news.sky.com/story/1155174/kangaroo-caught-in-melbourne-airport-chemistlast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Durban Stadium 4

first_imgLocation: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal provinceCapacity: 70 000 seatsMatches: Germany vs Austria (13 June), Spain vs Switzerland (16 June), Netherlands vs Japan (19 June), Nigeria vs South Korea (22 June), Portugal vs Brazil, Round of 16 (28 June), Semi-final (7 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

The End Of “Cloud Computing?”

first_imgIf you think Larry Ellison’s re-definition of cloud computing was confusing, get ready for a compete replacement of the term. If some companies get their way, “cloud computing” may be dissipating rapidly.Of course, it’s not like the phrase has a close connection with the public to start with. Even prominent members of the technology community have issues with it, if Ellison’s marketing-spiel is any indication. A recent national survey by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix, showed that most respondents believe the cloud is related to weather, while some referred to pillows, drugs and toilet paper.“When asked what ‘the cloud’ is, a majority responded it’s either an actual cloud (specifically a ‘fluffy white thing’), the sky or something related to the weather (29%). Only 16% said they think of a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices,” Citrix said in a press statement.It doesn’t help that marketing departments are “cloud-washing” any remotely relevant piece of technology sold or delivered these days. The most egregious example of this was Apple’s iCloud, introduced in 2011. The online storage service certainly uses cloud computing to actually hold users’ data, but it is not, as a whole, what cloud computing really is.Saving The Cloud From ItselfIn an effort to free cloud computing from the clutches of such marketing efforts, a few technology companies are starting to push their own, more literal definitions of cloud computing.One such term is “software-defined datacenter,” a term heavily touted by VMware, which is trying to leverage its virtualization expertise.“A software-defined datacenter is where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software,” stated VMware CTO Steve Herrold in a VMworld talk he gave on the topic back in August.Now, given that the most definitions of cloud computing describe it as services that are delivered over a network, with resources automated and orchestrated by management software and applications that run within those services, it seems like VMware’s “software-defined datacenter” is indeed a close fit to “cloud computing.”Something More Vendor Neutral? The question is, will anyone bite? “Cloud” is harder to define, sure, but it’s certainly a lot snappier, even if not everyone knows what the heck it means. It’s easier to make a cool logo with “cloud” than “software-defined datacenter.” Plus, let’s not kid ourselves here, VMware is also trying to supplant “cloud computing” with its own term so it can better control the conversation.Nor is “software-defined datacenter” the only candidate to replace “cloud computing.” Companies like Puppet Labs and Reflex Systems are working to build better configuration tools that will more smoothly automate control of the cloud from within. The term used to describe this process is the “programmable datacenter,” and its definition is very similar to that of “software-defined datacenter.” Only without the VMware-oriented spin.Programable datacenter may have some traction, since the vendors using the term are steeped in the use of open source software, which is where a lot of cloud computing innovation comes from. But even if neither of those terms make any headway, given the sour taste that many in the IT industry are getting from the predictable overuse of the term cloud, it’s not a far stretch to imagine the rise of some alternative descriptions.“Cloud computing” won’t be the first term to journey to the Island of Misfit Buzzwords, joining “fuzzy logic,” “information superhighway” and “data warehousing.” But cloud’s increasing overuse as a descriptor could be buying get the term a one-way ticket.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Kai Sotto starts workout at Atlanta Hawks’ training facility

first_imgMOST READ View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto is taking in that NBA-caliber preparation in his hopes of making it to the premier basketball league in the world.The 7-foot-2 youngster is on the second day of his training at Emory Sports Medicine Complex, the location of the Atlanta Hawks’ training facility, as shared through his Instagram stories.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sotto, though, isn’t spending all his time just training. He also paid a visit to State Farm Arena and watched the Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 130-122.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Kai Sotto to train ‘full-time’ overseas, chase NBA dreamsScreengrab of Kai Sotto’s Instagram Story.Sotto, the 16-year-old MVP of the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball tournament, is looking to become the first homegrown Filipino basketball player to enter the NBA and his initial stop is to play professionally in Europe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Kai Sotto leaves for US on MondayBefore he goes to Europe, though, Sotto and his dad Ervin made a stop in Atlanta to further develop his skills. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma’s Mumbai reception: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and other cricketers to attend

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are all set for the second part of their wedding reception in the country with the second one set to take place at the St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai tonight.The couple had hosted their first reception at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on December 21 for Kohli’s family and friends. The reception also saw his teammates Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina in attendance along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Kohli, Dhawan and Anushka were also seen shaking a leg at the party along with legendary Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan.pic.twitter.com/qgMhFs1KgL- Virushka FC�?� (@VirushkaWorld) December 22, 2017Kohli and Anushka both chose to wear ethnic outfits in Delhi – Kohli looked dapper in a bandhgala sherwani while Anushka chose to wear a red Benarasi saree for the function. Both outfits were designed by renowned fashion designer Sabysachi Mukherjee. The couple are expected to stick with the same designer for tonight’s function as well.GOALS �??�#VirushkaReception @AnushkaSharma @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/up1JjfI5o4- Manya Mehra (@ManyaMehra) December 21, 2017While the Delhi reception was mainly for Kohli’s family and friends, tonight’s event will be for Anushka’s family and friends from Bollywood and entertainment.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)The function will take place in the spacious Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, which has a seating capacity of 300 guests and is located on level 9 of the hotel. The extravagant venue has 23 foot-high ceilings and crystal chandeliers.Glad to be part of your special day @imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma! Wish you both a beautiful life ahead filled with eternal love and companionship! pic.twitter.com/IoACsnB7JEadvertisement- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 21, 2017The ballroom has an expansive area of 6,433 square feet, and is divided into three sections, a long hallway, pre-function area, the central ballroom and the Astor Terrace. There are floor to-ceiling windows that separate the ballroom from the Astor terrace, which gives ample sunlight and moonlight. The wedding reception will start from 8 pm onwards on Tuesday.Welcome to this side of the bridge bro! �?���?�� we have one more topic to discuss off the field�??? Many congratulations to the couple! @AnushkaSharma @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/qDlCHfNyaH- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 23, 2017Along with the who’s-who of  Bollywood, the Indian cricket team with coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff will also be attending the function.The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma in Kohli’s absence, is in Mumbai where they played the third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka, winning by 5 wickets to clinch the series on Sunday.pic.twitter.com/qgMhFs1KgL- Virushka FC�?� (@VirushkaWorld) December 22, 2017The team will be leaving for South Africa on Wednesday after attending the reception tonight. India will be touring South Africa for three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three T20Is, beginning January 5.Anushka, who has a few big film releases lined up in 2018, is expected to accompany Kohli on the tour. The couple, who started dating way back in 2013, will also ring in the New Year in South Africa.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)Kohli tied the knot with Anushka in a secret and rather intimate ceremony in Italy on December 11, becoming the latest in the Indian team to join the bandwagon of married cricketers.Newly wed couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Kohli spotted at Mumbai airport today. #VirushkaReception ❤�??� pic.twitter.com/mKJy44JxFQ- Virushka FC�?� (@VirushkaWorld) December 22, 2017The wedding rituals were shrouded in secrecy but Kohli’s adoration for Anushka has never been a secret.Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017The Delhi dasher, outspoken, bold and gutsy, recently said Anushka made him more sensible and taught him the virtues of patience. Therefore, it was a happy moment for fans of both superstars when the holy matrimony was finally made official.last_img read more

Test cricket needs to appeal to millennials Gambhir

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes in the present era of T20 and ODIs, Test cricket should become more appealing to the new generation and must address some core issues. In order to add more excitement to the longest format of the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has already come out with the concept of World Test Championship. The ongoing first edition of the World Test Championship will see the teams — Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies — fight for top honours across 71 Test matches in 27 series over the next two years, the winner of which will be crowned in 2021. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “It is a no-brainer that Test cricket must jazz itself up to survive the onslaught of T20s and alternate entertainment options. I am a die-hard traditionalist, but Test cricket needs to appeal to the millennials. The core issues need to be addressed,” Gambhir wrote in his column for The Times of India. The cricketer-turned-politician, who represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, also called on the ICC to standardise cricket ball used in Test matches. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later While SG balls are used in India, Dukes balls are used in England, Ireland and the West Indies while the rest of the countries use Kookabura balls. “I can understand the commercial compulsions of this but it is strange to be in a common competition with variable apparatus,” he said. “Maybe ICC can list out standard parameters for a cricket ball to be used in Test cricket and float a tender for the manufacturers. Whoever meets them at a desired cost can be the ‘bowling partner of the ICC’. A spinner like R. Ashwin will be thrilled if he gets a cricket ball with the healthy seam of SG, or Dukes,” he added.last_img read more