Southampton vs Leicester City: Foxes eye second spot in Premier League

first_img Tags: leicester cityMan Citypremier leagueSouthampton Leicester City will climb into second with a victory over Southampton on Friday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Southampton vs Leicester CitySt. Mary’s Stadium, HampshireFriday, 25-10-2019 @10pmReferee: Andre MarrinerSecond spot on the Premier League table will be Leicester City’s main focus when they take on Southampton on Friday night.The Foxes have been impressive since the season started and will very much be aware that a win in Hampshire will see them leep frog Man City into second for at least 12 hours as the Citizens are in action on Saturday afternoon.Currently, Brandon Roger’s side have 17 points and sit third while City are second on 19 points with both teams having played the same number of game (9).Leicester will be highly motivated for the clash and have no new injury problems, with James Maddison fully fit again. The midfielder was substituted as a precaution during last week’s win over Burnley following injury and illness, but he will be ready again for Friday’s game.For Southampton, winger Moussa Djenepo is back in training after six weeks out with a hip injury but he won’t be fit in time for the visit of Leicester. Defender Cedric is still sidelined with a calf injury.The teams met three times last season, with the away side winning both league meetings and Leicester winning on a penalty shootout in the EFL Cup. Leicester have scored six goals on their last two visits to Southampton, conceding just two.Southampton have earned just one point from four league games. They could lose six of their opening 10 matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2012-13. Saints have only won twice in their past 14 league games, drawing five and losing seven times. They have the worst home record in the division, managing a solitary point and failing to keep a clean sheet. However, Southampton are currently on a club Premier League record run of scoring in 18 consecutive home fixtures, Saints are the only team not to have led a match at half-time in this season’s top flight. All 25 of Danny Ings’ Premier League goals have been scored from inside the penalty area.Leicester have won three of their past four league matches – the exception was a defeat to leaders Liverpool. They could win six of their opening 10 matches in a top-flight season for the first time since 1930. The Foxes have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 league away matches. Leicester have never won a Premier League match on a Friday (D2, L5). They have won a league-high seven points from losing positions this season, including coming from behind to win their most recent game against Burnley. Since Brendan Rodgers’ first Premier League game in charge of Leicester on 3 March, Jamie Vardy has scored an unrivaled 15 Premier League goals.Comments last_img read more

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Inspiring New Ways

first_imgThe new slogan replaces the previous “Alive with Possibility”.“We welcome the approval by Cabinet of ‘Inspiring new ways’ as South Africa’s new country marketing slogan,” Miller Matola CEO of Brand South Africa said.The new slogan is the culmination of many months of research into what thousands of ordinary South Africans believe captures the essence of our country.South Africa’s remarkable transition from pugnacious pariah state to one of the world’s most-important regional powers, has been matched by a diligent management of its global brand.South Africa has recognized that every country in the world has a “brand” – a way in which the country is perceived — and the active management of that brand brings trade, tourism and investment, resulting in more jobs and economic growth.When we embarked on the development of our new pay off line, our position as the most-developed African economy – spearheading the emergence of the globe’s last great market — saw South Africa adopt a brand position expressed in the phrase, “South Africa – Alive with Possibility”.The world saw the sense of the proposition and investors, businesses and tourists piled into the country – taking advantage of the possibilities.Now, our country has moved to a different phase of its development. We are an important regional power, with a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and proudly a member of the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the leading world economies (the G20 group) as well as a member of the BRICS group of nations.South Africa has moved beyond possibility to delivery. Our delivery has necessitated a change in the brand positioning, to keep up with, and lead the way that we are perceived by the world. It is for this reason that we have developed a new brand expression.As a country we continue to inspire both ourselves and the world with unique, new and better ways of overcoming our challenges. ‘South Africa. Inspiring new ways’ is both a description of the best of our national character, our values and the fabric of our people. It is a challenge to all South Africans:to business, government and civil society to build on our reputation for inspiration and innovation.After exhaustive consultation with our many stakeholders in business, civil society and government, and international benchmarking, Cabinet has now approved ‘Inspiring New Ways’ as the new nation brand positioning which will orientate South Africa’s marketing activities.In the coming months South Africans at home and abroad can look forward to seeing the new brand expression in advertising and promotional material that will be used to explain and promote South Africa’s attraction to ourselves and to the world.”EndsBrand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.last_img read more

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Animated Map: After Effects Video Tutorial

first_imgShow directions visually with this dynamic 2D map animation in After Effects. This effect is great for any local business videos or to advertise events.Sure you could put up a simple static map in your video, but instead take it to the next level with an animated map graphic. In the following After Effects tutorial I show you how to create a map with an animating route and starting/ending labels, ideal for showing how to get from one place to another. This After Effects animation requires no third party plugins or complicated expressions.Best viewed full screen:Create this map animation in After Effects using these basic techniques:Create an AE camera and add simple lightingUsing the Pen tool draw a route on the mapUse shape layers to create labels for the starting and ending position on the mapUsing a trim path animate the line drawing on along the routeFinish it off by tweaking the lighting to add dynamic shadows to your placeholdersHow would you use this After Effects map animation? Got any modifications or suggestions? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

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India win men’s doubles gold in tables tennis

first_imgIn a historic first, India’s men’s doubles team won the Commonwealth Games gold, beating Singapore in a hotly contested five-game final.Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha had conceded the first game before rallying hard to win three out of the next four games.Ning Gao and Zi Yang let the match slip in the third game, which they lost 11-4 after being down 7-0 just a few minutes into the game.The Singaporeans fought back, winning the next game 11-5 and taking the match into the decider. It was a closely contested one.India, trailing by two points, levelled up at 8-8 before sealing the win.The two Singaporeans had beaten Sharath and Saha in the men’s singles semis.Yang had beaten Sharath in a see-saw semifinal that was decided in the seventh game.Sharath led 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 and needed to win just one more game before Yang bounced back to win two consecutive games.Ning had proved too powerful for Saha, who couldn’t win a single game in the semis, losing 2-11, 2-11, 9-11 and 7-11.last_img read more

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Tour Diary Men’s 50’s

first_imgAfter victory over the Kiwis in Game 2 on Saturday and taking the series the team completed our ice baths and headed back to the hotel for a swim and relax, followed by a team dinner. There was still some concern in our camp for our winger Pete Knowles  who was knocked out in game one and still feeling quite poorly. After dinner the team, minus Pete, headed out to catch the Cowboys versus Raiders NRL match as guests of  former ACT and Australian Touch Footballer turned Cowboys coach Neil Henry. After the match the players did a bit of mingling with the Raiders who were guests at the accommodation for dinner. A tired bunch of the players then went  to their rooms to watch a bit of World Cup Soccer action, but most didn’t make the kick off. On Sunday we had an early breakfast, and final preparations for the remaining match. There was some concern for a few injured players but nobody was going to miss an opportunity to represent their country and assist in a clean sweep of the tournament. It was a great start to the game for the Aussies, shooting out to an early 3-0 lead. The Kiwis kept coming and pulled back one touchdown to leave us with a 5-1 lead at half time. A solid and equal second half from both teams had the final score at 8-3. Coach Budgie  gave the boys a post match debrief, and stalwart Mick McCall informed his team mates he has played his last game  of Representative Touch (retirement should be kind). At three games to nil, it was a job well done for the Men’s 50’s, and we now prepare to celebrate the victory with the Australian function tonight.Garry Lawless – Men’s 50’s Captainlast_img read more

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a month agoPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utd

first_imgPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel is being linked with Manchester United.United sees him as an alternative to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Red Devils boss fail to improve results, says Le 10 Sport.The Old Trafford-based club gave Solskjaer a three-year contract just six months ago.Barcelona are also interested in hiring PSG boss Tuchel.The Red Devils failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League last campaign in which Solskjaer took over half way through. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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No relief from sultry weather till Sept 13

first_imgNew Delhi: Muggy weather continued to cause inconvenience to residents of the national capital on Monday and similar conditions are likely to prevail for another three to four days. The city recorded a high of 36.4 degrees Celsius, three notches more than the normal, and a low of 28.3 degrees. Humidity levels shot up to 81 per cent. Mahesh Palwat of Skymet Weather, a private forecaster, said the capital will have to wait for another three to four days for rains. Sultry weather will persist till September 13. Thereafter, rains are likely. Though these showers won’t be heavy, the precipitation will bring the temperatures down slightly, he said. The weatherman has predicted generally cloudy skies for Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 37 and 29 degrees Celsius, respectively.last_img read more

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Colonization forced Yale First Nation to sign deal with Kinder Morgan says

first_imgHansen used portions of the Kinder Morgan money to hire qualified staff that could help his administration that has led to better housing.He said Yale wouldn’t be hurt if the pipeline deal fell through and that’s what many are beginning to think may happen with Trudeau having to recently offer to pay and pass new law to get it built after Kinder Morgan gave a May 31 deadline to ensure the project can go ahead. His government also hasn’t ruled out using force to get the pipeline in the ground as it is faced with fierce opposition by Indigenous land protectors and cities, like Burnaby and Vancouver.There’s also the matter court cases, like the judicial review that is expected to have a decision soon and involves several First Nations, including Coldwater that is about an hour north of Yale.Their brothers and sisters over at Lower Nicola Indian Band also have a deal with Kinder Morgan but it’s conditional.Chief Aaron Sumexheltza said his council will decide within the next month or two whether to accept it. Members narrowly accepted to sign a deal with Kinder Morgan just over a year ago. Of 964 eligible voters only 187 cast a ballot.Sumexheltza said while he and his council have concerns for the environment and the salmon, he’s had other concerns.“Regardless of what happens, whether it goes ahead or not we don’t want to be left behind,” he said.Meanwhile, the man who drafted section 35 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the section that every Indigenous person is affected by, said Indigenous rights are being left out of the debate between Trudeau and the British Columbia government.“The sleeper behind this is the First Nations rights,” said Jack Woodward. “Mainly we are talking about section 35 rights.”He said there are treaty rights, as well as Aboriginal rights and title.“All three are at play with respect to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion,” he said.He said those rights are greater than the debate between Canada and provinces.And could stop the project in its [email protected] Nation to NationWhen Ken Hansen was elected as chief of Yale First Nation three and half years ago he immediately had a financial gun to his head.Hansen said his nation was broke and on the brink of third-party management.So he had two choices.Take a deal with Kinder Morgan and use that money to maybe lift his community out of poverty. It would be just enough, he said, to buy him a year to turn things around.But then he would also be ignoring his own beliefs that his people are guardians of the land.Or he could implement the treaty that had taken years to negotiate between Yale and the federal and British Columbia governments.Doing that would have meant giving up his community’s rights and title.Hansen said he refused to implement it.“The treaty has not come into force,” he said.So he went with Kinder Morgan.“I was in a financial place where I had to accept (the Kinder Morgan) money,” said Hansen on Nation to Nation that traveled to British Columbia this week to speak with chiefs that signed deals with Kinder Morgan.Those deals allow the Texas company to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline through their First Nation or traditional territory. For many that suggests support for the project.That’s not how Hansen sees it, even if his administration sent a letter of support to the National Energy Board.It’s just a piece of paper he said.It was take the deal with Kinder Morgan or what he said is the worst treaty in Canada.“I literally had my hands tied. I was handed a failed treaty … it drove us right down into despair,” he said. “We couldn’t afford housing; we couldn’t afford food.”He said even the local plumber wouldn’t come do work at Yale.It was recently revealed that support for the project dropped among First Nations. Shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain expansion project in late 2016, Kinder Morgan said it had 51 deals. But that number dropped to 43, where it stands now, after eight First Nations didn’t ratify an agreement about a year ago.Yale members did vote to accept a deal, which was another factor that played into Hansen’s decision.But he said the treaty negotiations and generations of being squeezed under the Indian Act, as well as nearly being destroyed by residential schools, have nearly broken his people.“I think our community has become dependent on our band office for cash handouts. It’s a learned behavior created from the past. I do understand where they are coming from,” said Hansen. “Now when the word ‘Kinder Morgan’ is spoken (my) phone lights up and they ask how much money are we getting.”But Hansen said he wants to help his people change that frame of mind.Watch Chief Ken Hansen’s full interview here:last_img read more

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Experts to work with energy industry on oil price solutions for Alberta

first_imgNotley says the Canadian economy is losing $80 million every day because oil from Alberta is selling about $45 a barrel less than West Texas Intermediate in the United States.She says that’s because there is an oversupply of Alberta oil due to a lack of pipeline capacity to move it to markets.RELATED: Economic cost of Canadian oil price discounts counted in billions of dollarsNotley calls the price gap a “real and present” danger that has to be addressed in the long term with more pipelines.Make no mistake – the price gap is a real & present danger to the Cdn economy.My special envoys & the Energy Upgrading Unit will bring government, industry & workers together to think big, take action & supercharge energy upgrading in Alberta.#FightingForYou #KeepCanadaWorking pic.twitter.com/z23CaGF9fe— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 19, 2018The premier is travelling to Ottawa and Toronto next week to make her case.The experts are Robert Skinner of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, deputy energy minister Coleen Volk and Brian Topp, Notley’s former chief of staff and a policy consultant. EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed three experts to work with the energy industry to find ways to close an oil price gap that is costing Canada tens of millions a day.Premier Rachel Notley’s full announcement: last_img read more

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Pattinson doesn’t like to do similar roles

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to play the same characters over and over again as he judges his performance and it makes him feel “really self-conscious”. “I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you are pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing. “Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice.’ That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working,” he told Little White Lies magazine. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe 32-year-old actor felt pigeonholed at the start of his career, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: “When I first started … if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. “I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!’ I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”last_img read more

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