Chelsea fans on Twitter unconvinced by Alonso

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMany Chelsea fans on Twitter have been critical of Marcos Alonso despite his involvement in the Blues’ eight-match winning run.The summer signing set up a goal for Eden Hazard during Saturday’s stunning 3-1 win at Manchester City.There has been praise for Alonso from some Chelsea supporters, but others are not convinced he is good enough.What a win yesterday though. We really look devastating. Bar Alonso, we look tactically spot on. Can adapt. Can take on anyone. #CFC— 👑rayнan👑 (@theloyalcaptain) December 4, 2016We need another Victor Moses on the left flank. If we can’t get it out of Alonso then he needs competition. #CFC— C H E L S E A! (@SheyiChelsea) December 4, 2016Alonso is not good enough I’m afraid, I knew it when we signed him and today has all but confirmed it! #CFC— Luke Smith (@ZoumZoumaa) December 3, 2016Everyone moved faster than #Alonso, even the advertisement on the advertising board #CFC— Minister of ClapBack (@greatstar360) December 3, 2016Alonso was ran ragged today for his lack of pace. #cfc— Chelseayarns (@Tweet_ChelseaNG) December 3, 2016I think we should still go out and get a left back in January as Alonso is ok but not the greatest should have kept Kenedy #CFC— AARÖN (@AaronCFC14) December 3, 2016The whole team did a fantastic job today but Alonso wasn’t good enough like always #CFC— Baravan (@baravan95) December 3, 2016City clearly targeted our weak link (Alonso) throughout. Everything went through their right side. We need to look at that! #CFC— Paul Burrows (@PaulOwenBurrows) December 3, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

After strong finish to freshman season, Humboldt State’s Tyras Rattler Jr. continues upward progression

first_imgARCATA >> It doesn’t take long to figure out that Humboldt State sophomore guard Tyras Rattler Jr. is a soft-spoken, easy-going 20-year-old who doesn’t seek much attention.With how he’s playing this season, though, it’s only natural that a spotlight is going to be shined brightly in his direction.On a Humboldt State team full of talented players, Rattler Jr. has been the best of the bunch this season. Through the Jacks’ first eight games this season, Rattler Jr. has been close to top of the …last_img read more

Community Development

first_imgHi my name is Smanga iam the director for a company named Mphakathi Recyclers. The company is a start up which aims at not only employing the youth but also to give people a means of generating an income through recyclables. The following Document was compiled by me can you please reply to it with feedback on how I can get it running because I have faced many difficulties when I try getting it off the ground. MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty)Ltd ‘It’s only trash if you throw it away’ Registration number: 2015/165488/07 Postal Address : 642a Ntombela Street White City Jabavu Soweto, Gauteng 1868 Contact Person : Mr Smanga Mthembu Email : Smanga Mthembu3@gmail.com Cell phone : 063 394 8170 Director : Mr Smanga Mthembu Signature : THE BUSINESS 1.1 BUSINESS DESCRIPTION UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is a recyclable collecting business based in Schools around Soweto. The business mainly collects (but is not limited to) Plastic bottles, Glass bottles, Paper and cans recyclables for a profit by selling it Buy-Back-Centres or ‘Depots’. To conduct business UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd must be in contract or agreement with local schools for ‘product and service’ relationship that aims at uplifting the community and create means for income and also offer relief to poor or struggling families. The main product or service offered by the entity is a Burial Scheme. If the local school is contracted with UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd and the children at the school bring any of the above mentioned recyclables to school with them on a daily basis (weekdays) then the entity is obligated to assist with the burial of a parent or guardian at no fee at all. The entity will immediately provide the following: • Tables • Chairs • A Tent • Gas Stoves • Pots and Plates • Sound system (If required) This will half the cost of the funeral for the remaining family members, allowing the parent or guardian a dignified funeral which is very important in the African tradition when it comes to bereavement. All this because their child took what is considered ‘trash’ to school. 1.2 GOALS FOR THE BUSINESS In order for UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd to be sustainable the following goals must be met: • Six months Be in contract with at least one school in Soweto with about +/-1500 pupils • Twelve months Be in contract with at least 4 schools in Soweto, each with +/-1500 multiply by four equals +6000 pupils. If each of these pupils comes with at least two 2L plastic bottles or two old magazines/books or five times 330/440ml cans or and two 375ml glass bottles for the initiative. • Three years Be in contract with at least 20+ schools in Soweto, each with +1500 pupils multiply by twenty (or more) equals +30000 pupils. . If each of these pupils comes with at least two 2L plastic bottles or two old magazines/books or five times 330/440ml cans or and two 375ml glass bottles for the initiative. Please note that the above is only estimates as the success of the project could accelerate at a rate much faster than the predicted ones. 1.3 THE MARKET Currently the market for recyclables is dominated by plastic recyclables. MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd will also collect these plastic bottles, but is not limited as such the less dominated markets in recycling such as cans, paper and glass bottles will be targeted. The market can be better explained through the SWOT ANALYSIS. • STRENGHTS 1. We will collect materials which have not been not been collected on a large scale 2. We will employ unemployed youth in Soweto (community upliftment) and create opportunities for self-employment 3. The initiative will reduce pollution bringing down our carbon-footprint 4. The financial burden of burying a loved one will be greatly reduced if the child is in a school contracted with MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS. 5. Where the family cannot afford a donation will be offered if all the stake-holders agree on it 6. The only condition is that all monies from recycled products is deposited to the entities bank account 7. It’s a community effort and community empowerment opportunities will follow naturally by giving a lifeline to the poor or even child headed households. 8. Children will learn the importance of recycling and its benefits for our environments (sustainability) 9. The project is a niche’ • WEAKNESS 1. The business is a start-up: Funding, Marketing, Advertising, Vehicles etc. these are all essential for the success of the entity. 2. Other Competitors are already recycling on a large scale (Pik’it’Up) • OPPORTUNITY The opportunity for growth and sustainability is apparent because when other schools and parents get word of what MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is offering to them as a service, they will want to join as they know how important it is to bury a loved one with dignity in African community. The more schools join the more revenue MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS can generate through these recyclables, thus extending its reach and growing the enterprise. In a matter of years we would have surpassed our competitors with the help of the community and schools. The thought of relief for parents knowing that when they pass away his/her children in primary schools will be able to bury them with ease and dignity all the because they assisted them by giving them recyclables to take to school. • THREATHS Legislation on recycling regulates on how much waste can be recycled at a particular site due to the health hazards associated with the accumulation of waste. Since MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS will be operating from schools material to be must always be kept at an absolute minimum. 1. Start-Up Costs 1.1 Material Needed • Bulk Bags> Not yet available • Containers> Not yet available • Banners> Not yet available • Tents> Available • Chairs> Available • Gas Stoves> Available • Pots> Available • Décor> Available • Protective Gear> Not yet available • Vehicles> To be hired MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is a recycling collecting business that aims to recycle cans, glass bottles, paper and plastic bottles for a profit by selling the mentioned recyclables to Buy-Back-Centres for revenue. The above mentioned recyclables have to be provided by the pupils in the school for our service (Burial Scheme) in case death occurs to a parent or guardian. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an agreement between MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd reg no. 2015/165488/07 and Primary school for the above mentioned service in exchange for recyclables mentioned above. Director : Mr Smanga Mthembu Signature Name of School : Principal/Deputy Signature : School Stamp :last_img read more

5 held in connection with killing, gang rape off Yamuna Expressway

first_img The police came to know through media reports that the woman suspected the role of neighbours and detained the men late on Thursday night, said Jewar Police Station in charge Rajpal Tomar.According to the police, the woman later clarified that she named the neighbour(s) out of sheer anger. With this set of neighbours, the police have figured out a property related dispute between the two families.On the progress of the probe thus far, the police said the gangs active on the Yamuna Expressway and adjoining areas remained the prime suspects for them.“We will get a final statement recorded before the magistrate on Saturday,” added Mr. Tomar.Several teams are probing the incident that took place in a field alongside the road linking Jewar to Bulandhahr, barely 1.2 km off the Yamuna Expressway. A scrap dealer was shot dead and the four women were gang-raped by a group of six men. They also allegedly took away cash and jewelleryThe special task force officers were not available for comments. ‘They pulled the trigger and silenced him’ A special task force of the police on Friday afternoon picked up five men for questioning in connection with the gunning down of a man, gang rape of four women and alleged robbery in a field off the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Thursday. Police had detained the five for questioning on Thursday night, but let them off later.  Initially, police said, the five were questioned because one of the women told media that she had identified three of the six assailants as her neighbours. She, however, retracted the statement a day later.The FIR that was registered on the statement of one of the men in the vehicle in which seven others, including the women, were travelling said the suspects were stranger to them and the women could recognise them.Also Readlast_img read more

Nokia claims to have sold 70 million phones in the last 2 years

first_imgSince the Nokia’s revival two years ago, HMD Global has managed to reach across all the countries where the brand had a considerable fan following and eventually was successful in catering to their individual requirements carefully. The result is impressive — 70 million units happy customers for Nokia in its lifetime.At the Nokia 8.1 launch event, HMD Global proudly made the details of their successful run public. Britta Gerbracht, who looks after the marketing exercises for Nokia in Germany, has confirmed that the ‘new’ Nokia has achieved that impressive figure of 70 million units over the course of just two years. According to WinFuture.de, the number not only includes their latest Android One smartphones but also their entire feature phone lineup. This figure has pushed the brand into the world’s top 10 smartphone manufacturers list, which is indeed a remarkable achievement for a fairly new brand.However, the new Nokia also achieved what it intended before setting off on this journey — consumer trust. While the brand enjoys attention from its nostalgic fans, HMD Global says that their collaboration with Google has made people trust their products and stick to them longer. Gerbracht said that the Android One program has helped them deliver a satisfactory and consistent smartphone experience for an extended duration of time. With Android One, Nokia is able to deliver the latest in the world of Android to their phones, which means that even the older models get to enjoy the latest features, up-to-date performance and enhanced security features. Added to that the choice of premium yet robust material and Nokia says their customers are willing to hold onto their devices for at least two years, which is higher than the average of 1.5 years.advertisementAs we said, part of the Nokia crowd also includes the nostalgic fans who have retained their faith on the brand. Nokia says that the average age of the consumer who prefers a Nokia is 35 years old. This age group wants to relive the older Nokia experience provided by its successful models of N-series and Lumia series from the yesteryears. Also, around 80 per cent of this group is male. However, Nokia wants to change with their current portfolio and appeal with products that cater to the youngsters under the age of 20. Nokia will do that with the help of e-sports, whose popularity is on the rise amongst youngsters.Whenever it comes to higher sales figures, every manufacturer relies on its affordable offerings and Nokia’s success story isn’t any different. The company has found immense popularity with its ultra-affordable Android One smartphones. Nokia says that their 6.1 has been one of their most successful models for this year across major markets around the globe. The Nokia 7 Plus was also a bestseller for the brand while the Nokia 3.1 came up to be a noticeably successful model for the German market. And in order to keep these customers happy, Nokia has been trying its best to keep them updated with the latest in software enhancements from Google.However, Nokia also wants to have a fairly successful run in the flagship segment. Their last flagship offering – the Nokia 8 Sirocco, couldn’t capture the market’s fancy despite being offered with last year’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, a curved edge display and completely stock build of Android. While Nokia didn’t hint anything towards the highly anticipated penta-camera Nokia 9, they expressed their desire to establish their presence in the flagship territory with something that appeals globally.ALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to launch with 50W Warp charger, will come with 10GB RAMlast_img read more

X-Blades Genius Offer

first_img Freshen up with a new pair of boots with a great offer from our sponsors X-Blades. Purchase a pair of Genius 200R or Genius 210R over the next two weeks and X-Blades will throw in a free boot bag.The Genius range is a lightweight and supportive boot perfect for the rigours of Touch Football. X-Blades will also have a pop up shop at the upcoming Touch Football World Cup with great deals on a variety of products. For further information or to view the X-Blades range click on the link below: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shopRelated LinksFree Boot Bag Boots looking a little worse for wear after National Touch League?last_img read more

17 days agoWenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea job

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea jobby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy seeing Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille.Wenger feels Villas-Boas took the Chelsea job too soon.He said, “He may have been a little young at the time when he came to Chelsea. He took little break and sometimes it does not hurt in mid-career. From what I have seen since the beginning of the season, his team has the desire. “It is a little limited in potential. Marseille today does not have the level to play the title of champion of France. But he managed to get the team behind him and instill a dynamic in the team. If he finishes in the first six, I think he has really had a good season.” last_img read more

8 days agoLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coach

first_imgLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Auburn Basketball Now Has The No. 1 Recruiting Class In The SEC For 2016

first_imgAuburn has the best basketball recruiting class for 2016.Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.last_img read more

Higgs says no progress on carbon tax and other issues after meeting

first_imgOTTAWA — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says his latest meeting with the prime minister produced little or no progress on major issues facing his province.Higgs met with Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in Ottawa, but the premier says there was no movement on the contentious issue of the federal government’s carbon tax.New Brunswick is an intervener in legal challenges launched by Saskatchewan and Ontario and has launched its own legal challenge of the carbon tax.Higgs says New Brunswick industries aren’t getting credit for the work already done to reduce emissions, and the federal backstop — the tax Ottawa will impose in provinces without their own carbon taxes — puts his province at a disadvantage.He wants it put on hold until at least the conclusion of the court challenges.Higgs says the federal government has agreed to share some information on negotiations to address softwood lumber tariffs by the United States.New Brunswick producers had been exempt from the tariffs in the past, but many were hit with a duty of 20.83 per cent at the end of 2017.Higgs, a Progressive Conservative, said he’d like to work with the Liberal government, but hinted he could campaign against them ahead of this year’s federal election, if there’s no movement on issues impacting New Brunswick.The Canadian Presslast_img read more