Deulofue scored a hat trick against Cardiff CityWith Man City playing the League Cup final, Liverpool missed the chance to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League as they played out a goalless draw away to Man United. Despite United losing three players to injury in the first half, the Kops failed to get going for the entire 90 minutes, registering only one shot on target in the game.The draw also means that United slip out of the Champions League places following Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Southampton. The Gunners who are now 4th had Alexander Lacazatte and Henrik Mkhitaryan to thank for scoring the two first half goals that won the game.Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspurs’s chances of winning a first Premier League title were dented a huge blow as they lost 2-1 away to Burnely. After a goalless first half, Chris Wood put the hosts ahead on 57 minutes but the returning Harry Kane equalized 8 minutes later. With 7 minutes to the end, Ashley Barnes poked home the winner to inflict a 7th loss of the season on Spurs.Watford, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Newcastle also won their respective fixtures. Watford were the big winners on the weekend as they defeated Cardiff City 5-1 away from home, Palace were 4-1 winners against Leicester City, West Ham overcame Fulham 3-1 while Newcastle scrapped to a 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield.Here are the IX players that stood out in game week 25 according to PML Daily Sports Editor, Shaban Lubega, in a 3:4:3 formation.GK: Allison Backer (Liverpool).What a signing the big Brazilian has been for Liverpool. Allison keeps bailing the Kops out and on Sunday, he was at it again, making a miraculous save to deny Jesse Lingard.CB: Victor Lindelof (Man United).Victor Lindelof made more clearances than any of his Man United teammates and completely shut-out the opposition in their 0-0 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford.CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley).As far as competitors go, they don’t come much better than James Tarkowski. The England defender’s heroics at the back caused Tottenham a great deal of pain on Saturday.CB: James Tomkins (Crystal Palace).I always give credit where it is due and on Saturday, Tomkins produced one of his best displays as Palace defeated Leicester City 4-1.MF: Ashley Young (Man United).No Man Unitedplayer had more touches (63) or made more passes (44) than Ashley Young in their 0-0 draw at home to table leaders Liverpool.MF: Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) Sead Kolasinac gained possession on 10 occasions and made two blocks as he helped Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Southampton.MF: Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace).Milivojevic continues to provide cool leadership on the field for Palace, which perfectly reflects that provided by Roy Hodgson in the dugout. Excellent in the win over Leicester and scoring one of the four goals.MF: Miguel Almiron (Newcastle United).No Newcastle player had more shots on target (3) or created more chances (6) than Miguel Almiron against Huddersfield.FW: Gerard Deulofeu (Watford).Gerard Deulofeu became the first Watford player to score a top-flight hat-trick since Mark Falco in October 1986. He did so on Friday as his side defeated Cardiff City 5-1 in Wales.FW: Troy Deeney (Watford).Denney was at his absolute best again this past week. The Englishman scored twice and made one assist in the 5-1 win over Cardiff.FW: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace).The two goals against Leicester just had to put Zaha in my team of the week.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektop
This is Real Madrid’s first loss of the season. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Real Madrid were subjected to a first loss of the season this past weekend as they got beaten 1-0 away to Real Mallorca on Saturday afternoon.Zinedine Zidane’s side went into the weekend top of the log and unbeaten in their opening 8 games of the season but fell to a Lago Junior Wakalibille goal on 7 minutes and could not recover from it. As frustration mounted, Alvaro Odriozola was also shown a second yellow card and subsequently sent off with 16 minutes to play, meaning Real finished the game with 10-men.The loss means Real drop into second on the log with 18 points, one behind leaders FC Barcelona.For Barcelona, they registered a 6th victory of the season on the same day as they took care of Eibar 3-0 away from home.The trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all scored and it was the first time they did so since the latter’s move from Atletico this past summer.Barca who have already lost two games this season now sits top for the first time while Eibar drops into 16th with 9 points from as many games.In the capital, Atletico were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia in the biggest game of the weekend.Diego Costa put the hosts ahead via the penalty spot on 36 minutes but Valencia who would later see Lee Kang-In sent off, equalized with 10 minutes to play through their captain Dani Parejo.The draw means Atletico drop into 5th on the standings with 16 points while Valencia are now 10th, three points adrift of Diego Simone’s men.Elsewhere, Luke De Jong struck with four minutes to play as Sevilla beat Levante 1-0, Real Sociedad came from a goal down to defeat Real Betis 3-1, Villarreal tamed Espanyol 1-0 at the RCDE stadium, Getafe continued their fine home form with a 2-0 victory over Leganes, Alaves and Granada were also victorious at home to Celta and Osasuna respectively while Bilbao were held to a 1-1 by Valladolid.In Italy, the top two of Juventus and Inter Milan were both victorious in their respective match-day 8 fixtures.Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic scored the home side’s goals either side of a Danilo leveler as Juve beat Bologna 2-1 to ensure they stay top of the log with 22 points.Juventus still hold a one-point lead at the top of the log.For Inter, they won a 7-goal thriller away to Sassuolo on Sunday 4-3. A brace each by Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku saw Inter take a 4-1 lead with 19 minutes to play but two late goals by Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga ensured a nervy ending to proceedings. However, Antonio Conte’s men held on to register a 7th victory of the season, one that sees them move to 21 points, one behind leaders Juventus.In the capital, Lazio fought-back from three goals down to draw 3-3 at home to free-scoring Atalanta.Luis Muriel’s double and Alejandro Gomez’s goal gave the visitors a deserved 3-0 lead at the break but Lazio drew level through Joachim Corea and Ciro Immobile’s double to ensure both sides share spoils in the end.The result means Atalanta remain third with 17 points while Lazio are now 7th with 12 points.The fixtures involving the other big boys of Italian football saw Arkadiusz Milik strike once in either half as Napoli beat Hellas Verona, Roma were held to a 0-0 draw away to Sampdoria while AC Milan conceded a 90th-minute goal to draw 2-2 at home to Lecce.Elsewhere, Cagliari beat SPAL 2-0, Cagliari were 1-0 winners at home to Torino while Parma thrashed Genoa 5-1. The fixture between Brescia and Fiorentina will be played on Monday.In France, PSG moved five points clear at the top of the French Ligue One thanks to a 4-1 victory over Rennes on Friday night.PSG are now five points clear at the top of the summit.Angel Di Maria helped himself to a brace on the day while Mauro Icardi and the returning Kylian Mbappe scored the other goals for Tomas Tuchel’s side. Ignatius Ganago had temporarily made it 1-2 but that was as close as the home side got.PSG now match onto 24 points from 10 games this season while Nice drop into 11th with 13 points.Second-placed Nantes who saw Molla Wague sent off as they lost 1-0 away to Metz with Mouhamadou Diallo scoring the winning goal on 86 minutes.Nantes now have 19 points from 10 games.Elsewhere, Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Dijon while Marseille beat Strasbourg 2-0 with Boubacar Kamara and Kevin Strootman both on the score-sheet.In the other games, Reims beat Montpellier 1-0, Brest defeated Angers 1-0, Toulouse were 2-1 winners at home to Lille, Monaco came from 2-1 down to beat Rennes 3-2 while Saint Etienne struck a 90th-minute winner in the 1-0 win away to Bordeaux.In Germany, Bayern Munich were held to a 2-2 draw away to Augsburg on Saturday and have now gone two games without a victory.Bayern have not won any of their last two Bundesliga games.Marco Richter opened the scoring inside a minute before Bayern turned the game on it head through Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry. In additional time, Alfredh Finnbogason equalized for Augsburg to ensure the two sides share spoils.The draw means Bayern drops into 3rd on the log with 15 minutes while Augsburg slips into 16th.On the same day, Monchengladbach maintained top spot despite a 1-0 loss away to Dortmund.Marco Reus scored the only goal of the day ensuring Gladbach stays on 16 points while Dortmund are fourth with 15 points.Elsewhere on Saturday, Leipzig drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg, Union Berlin beat Dortmund 2-0, Dusseldorf were 1-0 winners at home to Mainz while Bremen and Hearth Berline drew 1-1.On Sunday, Koln defeated Paderborn 3-0 while Hoffenheim stunned Schalke 2-0.All results from Spanish La Liga match-day 9-Granada 1-0 Osasuna-Eibar 0-3 Barcelona-Atletico Madrid 1-1 Valencia-Getafe 2-0 Leganés-Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid-Alaves 2-0 Celta Vigo-Real Sociedad 3-1 Real Betis-Espanyol 0-1 Villarreal-Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Valladolid-Sevilla 1-0 LevanteAll results from Italian Serie A match-day 8-Lazio 3-3 Atalanta-Napoli 2-0 Hellas Verona-Juventus 2-1 Bologna-Sassuolo 3-4 Inter Milan-Cagliari 2-0 SPAL-Sampdoria 0-0 Roma-Udinese 1-0 Torion-Parma 5-1 Genoa-AC Milan 2-2 Lecce*Brescia vs Fiorentina-Monday @9:45pmAll results from French Ligue One match-day 10-Nice 1-4 PSG-Lyon 0-0 Montpellier-Reims 1-0 Montpellier-Angers 0-1 Brest-Metz 1-0 Nantes-Toulouse 2-1 Lille-Nimes 1-1 Amiens-Bordeaux 0-1 Saint Etienne-Monaco 3-2 Rennes-Marseille 2-0 StrasbourgAll results from Bundesliga match-day 8-Frankfurt 3-0 Leverkusen-Leipzig 1-1 Wolfsburg-Dusseldorf 1-0 Mainz-Bremen 1-1 Hertha Berlin-Augsburg 2-2 Bayern-Union Berlin 2-0 Freiburg-Dortmund 1-0 Gladbach-Koln 3-0 Paderborn-Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke 04Comments Tags: BundesligaLa LigaLigue OneSerie Atop
“A poor decision when it comes to road safety could cause you a lifetime of regret” – that’s the warning issued by Gardaí today following the detection of a drug-driver in Letterkenny.A motorist was caught driving under the influence of cannabis during a roadside test on Monday 29th April.The vehicle was first stopped by the Roads Policing Unit for having a possible defect. The driver was subsequently tested for the presence of drugs and the test came back positive for cannabis. The driver has been ordered to appear in court in the near future.The incident sparked a warning from local gardaí, who posted on Facebook: “PLEASE do not ever drive with drink/drugs in your system. Have due regard for the safety of other road users who deserve to make it home safely. A poor decision when it comes to road safety could cause you a lifetime of regret!!!”Image: Garda Siochana DonegalGarda warning after driver caught drug-driving in Letterkenny was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Roy Hodgson hailed Frank Lampard and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick following England’s victory against Italy.Both players missed this summer’s European Championship because of injury and underlined how much they were missed by producing impressive displays in the 2-1 win.“We deserved victory over 90 minutes and there were some very good performances,” said England boss Hodgson.“When you miss players like Lampard and Carrick because they are not available you are maybe going to regret it because of the quality they bring.”There was also an England debut for Chelsea full-back Ryan Bertrand, who came on as a second-half substitute.“There were a lot of players looking to make an impression ahead of the qualifiers and I’m happy with the way they played,” Hodgson added.“It is the qualifiers that really count but it is nice to know that we have a deeper squad than the one we took to the Euros.”See also:Lampard keen to discuss new Blues deal Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Pan-African mobile operator MTN has increased its stake in MTN Rwanda after acquiring an additional combined 25% stake in the company from Crystal Ventures and the government of Rwanda for an undisclosed sum. Rwanda Finance Minister John Rwangomba said that since 1998, MTN had been an excellent investment for the government and had helped Rwanda to achieve its objective of growing and developing the telecommunication industry in the country. “Our increased investment in MTN Rwanda demonstrates our strong commitment to Rwanda and the broader East African region,” MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa said in a statement this week. “We look forward to many more years of operating in Rwanda in partnership with Crystal Ventures.” He said that following a partial divestment in 2007, the current transaction provided another opportunity for Crystal Ventures to redeploy capital in other sectors of the Rwandan economy. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 7 October 2011 “We have held our investment in MTN Rwanda since its inception 13 years ago and together created the foremost telecommunications company in Rwanda with more than 2.7-million subscribers,” said Crystal Ventures chairman Nshuti Manasseh. “As we remain a significant shareholder in MTN Rwanda, we look forward to working with MTN Group to ensure the continued growth of the company,” he said. “[The] government has for some time now indicated its desire to no longer participate in the sector as an investor,” he said. “We are pleased that we have been able to reach agreement with MTN on the terms of our exit.” The transaction, which was concluded in Kigali last week and brokered by Renaissance Capital, saw the MTN Group increase its ownership in MTN Rwanda from 55% to 80%. Crystal Ventures retains a 20% stake in the company and will remain an active minority shareholder. Crystal Ventures is a leading private investment company in Rwanda with a diversified portfolio of investments across many sectors including real estate development, beverage processing, security services, road construction and telecommunications.
Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#apps#web Tech insiders call the successful acquisition of a start-up an “exit.” The implication is that the people who founded the start-up have accomplished their mission, and now they’re out. That hasn’t been the case for the team formerly known as Yobongo. They’re about to release something unique and wonderful for shutterbugs.Six months to the day after Mixbook acquired Yobongo, the former Yobongans are lifting the curtain on Mosaic. It’s an iPhone app for printing physical photo books, turning pixels into atoms. You can sign up for access starting today, and the first 100 RWW readers who click this link will get in early.Mixbook’s Caleb Elston has shown me the app, and when you get your hands on it, it will surprise you. Its every digital surface has been crafted to match the physical book you’ll receive in the mail. And that book will look like a dream object from the future, like a totem from the film Inception, more real than real, all because you made it out of pixels before the atoms arrived at your door. Photo albums have two problems that the iPhone can solve. They don’t start spontaneously, and they take a long time to finish. Because physical photo books take so much work, we tend to reserve them for weddings, anniversaries, and other major life moments. And even then, they’re a chore.Mosaic brings the process right to the place where our photos live: the smartphone. The team learned from Yobongo’s chat rooms that most services need to be rethought entirely to be primarily mobile experiences. When this app launches, it will present you with the chance to compile every day into a physical album if you want to.“People won’t spend 10 hours building a photo album about an everyday thing,” Elston says, “but they will spend 60 seconds.”The team came together to build artisanal software, but they’re loving this opportunity to build physical products. “Whatever I work on next, I want it to be physical,” Elston says. “Taking the digital bits and putting them into physical atoms is where the value came from.”Mixbook is debuting the Mosaic concept today, and the team looks forward to hearing user feedback. If you sign up on heymosaic.com, you’ll get the app as soon as it’s available. And the first 100 RWW readers will get it quicker.
Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli will be eyeing a fairytale ending to a record-breaking season when he leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League final against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Kohli has been in red-hot form since the recently concluded World Twenty20 where he was instrumental in taking India to the semi-finals before the hosts lost to the West Indies.The 27-year-old WT20 player of the tournament has been in a class of his own in this edition of the IPL, scoring 919 runs at a staggering average of 83.54. The world No.1 T20 batsman has also smashed four centuries, becoming the first batsman to do so in a single edition of the cash-rich league.After a disappointing start to the tournament left them bottom of the table at one stage, Kohli inspired them to charge up the table and secure a second place finish.He will be eyeing to help Bangalore win their maiden IPL trophy in the final match which is being played on their home ground.Here is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s rollercoaster ride to the final.AB de Villiers, Shane Watson star as RCB hammer SRHVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers shared a breathtaking 157-run stand off 87 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a comfortable 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of the Indian Premier League on April 12.Quinton de Kock 108 helps Delhi Daredevils gun down 192 vs RCBSouth Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock smashed his maiden century in the Indian Premier League to power Delhi Daredevils to an 8-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 17.advertisementMumbai thrash Bangalore by 6 wicketsLeading from the front, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 62 off just 44 balls to guide Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 20.Kohli, De Villiers magic hands Bangalore 13-run win over PuneStar batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli smashed quick-fire half-centuries followed by a disciplined bowling effort which guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable 13-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune on April 22.Virat Kohli’s ton in vain as Dinesh Karthik fires Gujarat Lions to top of tableVirat Kohli’s maiden T20 hundred went in vain as Gujarat Lions produced a clinical batting display to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets on April 24.David Warner blitz helps Hyderabad humble BangaloreCaptain David Warner slammed a fiery 50-ball 92 to set up a comfortable 15-run win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match on April 30.Pathan, Russell muscle Kolkata to five-wicket win over BangaloreBlistering knocks from Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on May 2.Ton-up Virat Kohli helps Bangalore beat Pune for third victoryCaptain Virat Kohli smashed his second century of the season in a magnificent batting display to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in an IPL match on May 7.Shane Watson stars as Bangalore beat Punjab by 1 runMurali Vijay’s captain knock went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore snatched a nerve-wracking 1-run win victory over Kings XI Punjab in an enthralling match on May 9.Pandya, Pollard star as Mumbai Indians outclass RCB by 6 wickets Mumbai Indians’ middle order batsmen Kieron Pollard (35) and Jos Buttler (29) guided the team to a six wicket victory with eight balls to spare in the 41st match of IPL at the Chinnaswami Stadium on May 11.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers hammer tons as RCB tame Gujarat Lions AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli orchestrated a mayhem by scoring magnificent centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore inflicted a crushing 144-run defeat on league leaders Gujarat Lions, recording the biggest ever victory in the history of IPL on May 14.Virat Kohli battles injury to lead RCB to thumping win over KKRVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers once again delivered the goods with their bats as their Royal Challengers Bangalore romped home with 9 wickets to spare against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on May 16.Record-breaking Kohli century helps RCB hammer Kings XI in rain-marred clashSkipper Virat Kohli scripted yet another magnificent century to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a dominating 82-run win over bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab via Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-hit IPL clash and stay on course for a play-off berth on May 18.Virat Kohli steers Royal Challengers Bangalore to play-offsadvertisementLeading from the front, skipper Virat Kohli (54 not out) smashed yet another half-century to guide his Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils on May 22.AB de Villiers powers Bangalore into finalAB de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to single-handedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the IPL final with a thrilling four wicket win over Gujarat Lions on May 24.
Virat Kohli had reserved a special treat for his home fans in Delhi as he reached a major landmark in the ongoing third Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Kohli breached the 5000-run barrier in the longest format on Day 1 of the Test match in his 105th innings and became the joint 14th-quickest to reach the landmark.Kohli is the 11th Indian batsman to complete 5000 runs in Test cricket and the fourth quickest among Indians to achieve the feat. Cheteshwar Pujara is the next Indian batsman in line to reach the 5000-run mark.Former captain Sunil Gavaskar is the quickest Indian to score 5000 runs as he did it in 95 innings followed by Virender Sehwag (99) and Sachin Tendulkar (103).Quickest to 5000 Test runs for Indiainns95 Sunil Gavaskar98 Virender Sehwag103 Sachin Tendulkar105 Virat Kohli#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 2, 2017Before the start of the third Test, Kohli needed just 25 runs to achieve the feat and he got there with a splendid cover drive off Suranga Lakmal which went for a boundary as India reached 134/2 in the 31st over after opting to bat first.5000 and counting… #KingKohli @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/Mn2uRCzad7- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017Kohli is in the middle of a phenomenal run ever since he took over the Test captaincy from MS Dhoni in early 2015.The 2016-17 home season saw Kohli scoring 1503 runs in 17 Tests at an average of 70.75 with eight centuries and a record four double hundreds in consecutive series.He started with a 200 against West Indies and then scored 211 against New Zealand back in October last year to surpass Gavaskar and hold the record for the most double centuries by an Indian captain.advertisementBut that was just the start of his dominance at home as he continued his form against England with a classy 235 and then took Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners for a relatively quick-fire 204.Kohli has continued his record-breaking run this year as well. He is also the first captain to smash 10 international hundreds in a calendar year which includes four Test hundreds and six one-day international tons. The 29-year-old also has nine fifties across formats this year.In Nagpur, Kohli also slammed his fifth double hundred in the previous match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur to equal Brian Lara’s record of five double tons by a captain in Test cricket. He joined former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Rahul Dravid in 12th spot in the list of most double hundreds by batsmen.The list is headed by the legendary Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Lara (9).This year, the 29-year-old Kohli also became the eighth batsman to score 50 international hundreds and if India manage to beat Sri Lanka in this match then Kohli will equal Ricky Ponting’s record of 9 successive series wins as captain.Sri Lanka had held on for a draw in the rain-curtailed first Test at Kolkata before going down by an innings and 239 runs in the second match at Nagpur to hand India a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
England v Germany Low satisfied with Germany despite draw against England Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 10:07 11/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images England v Germany Germany England Friendlies The German boss offered up no complaints despite his side not scoring in a 0-0 draw at Wembley Joachim Low said Germany’s performance was “absolutely fine” after the world champions were held to a goalless draw by England.In-form Germany forward Leroy Sane starred as neither side managed to make the breakthrough in Friday’s international friendly at Wembley.England 7/2 to beat Brazil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Both sides fielded experimental line-ups in an entertaining affair as Ilkay Gundogan made his first appearance in a year and Manchester City’s Sane led the way for Germany, hitting the woodwork in the opening half, while Timo Werner was thwarted by England debutant Jordan Pickford.Speaking afterwards, Germany head coach Low – who handed a senior bow to Marcel Halstenberg – told reporters: “Both teams were very focused this evening to be well organised on the pitch and not be counter-attacked by the opponent. I think that you could see this very good in the game.Chin up, @LeroySane19 – that first #DieMannschaft goal will come soon enough! #ENGGER pic.twitter.com/Nz8LDaDo28 — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 10, 2017 “Nevertheless, in the first half we had good chances in attack. Three or four very good chances, where we finalised our attacks – that was good in the first half.”The team’s performance was absolutely fine, Marcel Halstenberg did a very good job, which is not so easy after two short training sessions with the team and just under 90,000 spectators at Wembley. “Ilkay Gundogan has done well, you can feel his great quality, he needs a few more games to get in the rhythm. Sane had some good moves forward, Timo Werner too. Mats Hummels was towering behind.”Low continued: “We have to remember, with a view to the World Cup, that we want to switch quickly after winning the ball and want to score with great dynamism. “We are already a ball possession team. We held the ball too often. You need the fast switching game against good teams.”Congrats on making your #DieMannschaft debut, Marcel #Halstenberg ! #ENGGER pic.twitter.com/zisiyKLxE5 — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 10, 2017 RB Leipzig defender Halstenberg revelled in his first international cap, adding: “I am happy that today I was able to make my debut in the national jersey.”It was a lot of fun to run into such a big backdrop in Wembley and get to know many new players. At the age of 26 I feel like a happy late starter.”
zoom John Fredriksen-controlled tanker owner and operator Frontline has reached an agreement to buy two very large crude carrier (VLCC) resales from South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).Purchased at a price of USD 77.5 million a piece, the new 300,000 dwt VLCCs are scheduled for delivery in September and October 2017.The company unveiled the purchase as part of its financial report, saying that the VLCC resales were bought at “historically low prices without adding to the size of the global fleet.”“The company has already initiated dialogues with banks to finance our two newly acquired resale VLCCs and are confident that we will be able to secure financing at attractive terms,” Inger M. Klemp, Chief Financial Officer of Frontline Management AS, said.Through the year ended December 31, 2016, Frontline saw its net income increase to USD 177 million from USD 154.6 million reported in the previous year, while its net income for the fourth quarter fell to USD 18.3 million from USD 58.5 million seen in the same quarter in 2015.Earlier in 2017 Frontline approached crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings with a proposal for a possible business combination whereby the company would acquire DHT in a stock-for-stock transaction, which was declined by DHT’s board.In February, the company presented an improved and final offer of 0.80 Frontline shares per DHT share, which was also declined by DHT’s board.“As DHT’s largest shareholder we are surprised that DHT’s Board has declined our repeated attempts to discuss a business combination that we believe is clearly in the best interest of all shareholders,” Robert Hvide Macleod, Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS, said.Frontline informed that the improvement in crude tanker rates in the fourth quarter was attributable to seasonality as well as a strong increase in OPEC volumes ahead of the implementation of production cuts.The company added that it remains of the opinion that 2017 will see pressure on freight rates as further newbuildings are delivered.