‘Better than Rashford’ – Chelsea fans react to Abraham’s Under-21 display

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTammy Abraham’s first start for England Under-21s on Tuesday excited Chelsea fans on Twitter – and led to inevitable comparisons with Marcus Rashford.Teenager Abraham scored twice in the Under-21s’ 5-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, while last month Manchester United forward Rashford netted a hat-trick on his debut at that age level.Abraham has now got 13 goals in 16 games for club and country this season, including a prolific start to his loan spell at Bristol City, and some Blues supporters believe he is already better than Rashford and Man City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.Tammy Abraham is better than Rashford but he’ll never be rated cos he’s at Chelsea.— navid (@CescAddict) October 11, 2016Will be livid if we loan Abraham out again next year, just as good if not better than Rashford— V (@Lampardelight) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham could become like Rashford & Iheanacho, but rival fans will say different because he plays for Chelsea.— – (@FalseNineRoIe) October 11, 2016Abraham is better than Rashford + Kelechi put together, but because he plays for Chelsea, he won’t be rated— ️ Brian (@Luizesque) October 11, 2016Trust this tweet.Tammy Abraham will be a bigger player than Marcus Rashford.— J (@VintageHazard_) October 11, 2016Other Chelsea fans were more concerned about whether Abraham would ever be given a chance in the first team – or if like Patrick Bamford he would struggle to make the step up.Tammy Abraham trending! What a prospect, but as I’ve said a hundred times it’s shame we’ll never see him in a Chelsea shirt. #CFC— Zandie (@nordicgeek_) October 11, 2016I hope Tammy Abraham breaks into the first team.. #CFC— Sameer Alam (@Sameeralam94) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is incredible. Two goals in his England U-21 debut. Premier League loan for him next season and then into the #CFC first team?— Evan McMurtrie (@EvanMcMurtrie) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is quality, hope he gets a chance in the first team when he’s back #CFC— Kieran McGowan (@McGowan_99) October 11, 2016a lot of people are skeptical if Tammy Abraham is just another Bamford, but I’d suggest otherwise. Abraham has better pace/awereness #CFC— iBleedBlue (@jal21CFC) October 11, 2016Tammy’s 2nd goal was class. Beat the offside trap and that finish was as cool as you like. Not just a flash in the pan this kid #Talent #CFC— Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 11, 2016Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossipClick here for today’s Chelsea quiz See also:’£20m’ Chelsea prospect does it again for Bristol CityFans on Twitter hail Chelsea youngster AbrahamAbraham ‘buzzing’ after Under-21 call-upAbraham scores twice in England Under-21 victoryFulham may not face injured AbrahamChelsea prospect Abraham wins award 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 One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This 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

Sasol to build R2bn ethylene plant

first_imgReducing imports Doubling production South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has approved the construction of a R1.9-billion ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant in Sasolburg. 3 May 2010 The ethylene will be used in the manufacturing of polyethylene, and will greatly benefit South Africa’s plastics conversion industry, which currently imports large quantities of this raw material. In December 2009, the company announced that it would invest R8.4-billion to double the production of hard wax products by Sasol Wax by 2014.center_img The plant is expected to go on stream in the second half of 2013 and will be ramped up to full capacity by 2015, enabling the company to boost ethylene production by approximately 48 000 tons per year. “This investment confirms Sasol’s commitment to the South African chemical industry and will enable significant downstream value addition in terms of locally manufactured consumer products such as plastic bags, packaging materials and containers,” Sasol said in a statement last month. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The investment will also result in increased production of medium waxes, mostly used by the candle industry in southern Africa, as well as liquid paraffins used in a variety of industrial applications.last_img read more

Bank warns on card ‘skimming’

first_img6 May 2011Customers must be careful when using their bank cards to prevent being defrauded by “skimmers”, Standard Bank warned on Thursday.“Customers are also urged to remain vigilant as the fraudsters’ main aim is to access customer funds by stealing information off your card as well as getting your secret PIN,” Itumeleng Monale, Standard Bank director of self service channels, said in a statement.“It is therefore imperative that customers protect their card and PIN information.”Skimming, which is a global problem, usually takes place when fraudsters capture card data on devices similar to those used for legitimate point-of-sale or ATM transactions.“The industry has been hard hit by this modus operandi, which has been around for years; however an increase in these attacks during the last two years is prevalent due to the availability of high-tech skimming devices in the open market.”The devices fit snugly over the card slot on an ATM and can even include a camera to record the PIN number.“The main point of compromise still occurs when customers’ cards are presented to a third party,” Monale said.“Cards and PIN numbers are harvested by syndicate members when they either distract or observe our customers typing in their PIN numbers.“The rule of thumb is never to let your card out of your sight and when entering your PIN, to cover the PIN pad,” she said.Customers should also keep their daily withdrawal limit as low as possible to minimise loss. The bank advised customers not to insert their cards into slots that looked as if they had been tampered with. If customers suspect a card had been tampered with, they should immediately stop it.They should also review their bank statements regularly and should not send emails containing their account number and expiry date.Keep cards in sight and report lost and stolen cards immediately, the bank advised.Sapalast_img read more

Women’s Month gets under way

first_img1 August 2014South Africa’s national Women’s Month, which got under way on Thursday, will see the launch of a new women’s housing project, a new mobile application for pregnant women, and the start of construction on a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria on Thursday, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu said women from across the continent and the Diaspora would come together this month to launch the Pan African Women’s Organisation.On Monday, she said, the Department of Human Settlements will launch its annual Women’s Build Project, which will see the building of almost 2 000 houses in each province.And on 21 August, the Department of Health will launch a mobile phone based application called MomConnect, which will register pregnant women across the country in order to assist them through pregnancy and child birth.Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, also addressing journalists on Thursday, announced that a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman – a Khoi woman who was displayed as a sideshow attraction in 19th century Europe under the name “Hottentot Venus” – would be built in the Eastern Cape.Mthethwa said the story of South Africa’s liberation could be told without sharing the story of people like Sarah Baartman. “People must know them as they know other leaders of women, who contributed much earlier than the 1950s,” he said.On 9 August, national Women’s Day, President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address during the main national celebration in KwaZulu-Natal, where various South African artists will feature on a cultural programme honouring the resilience of women.Shabangu said that August was a special month for South African men and women alike. “On 9 August, we remember and celebrate the resilience and vanguard of our women in fighting institutional racism and apartheid oppression,” she said.“This is not an ordinary public holiday – this is a day that has its roots in the committed and principled political activism of women who defied their personal circumstances to take up their rightful place in the struggle for freedom.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Overlooker

first_imgI’m a young man of twentyseven years. I’m concerned citizen who hails from The Eastern Cape but I’m in gauteng.As I was watching the world and our country fighting against xenophobia it came to my concern that why cnt I start my organisation in helping the government to fight this campaign of fighting this underage/illegal circumcision in our beautiful country as it is getting out of hand.The department is doing its best but it’s still extending so it’s my wish to play my part and work with the government as an overlooker whenever it’s being performed around the country.So I’m pleading with this organisation and the health department to help me play my part in our beatiful country as our brothers are dying every season. Let us unite in arms maAfrica.Blakie masixole.Name: Masixole BlakieEmail address: xambablakie01@gmail.com Telephone: 073 265 0691last_img read more

‘Canada’s Greenest Home’ Posts Energy Data

first_imgLessons learned for next timeWere they to build again, Magwood said a few things would be handled differently. “We learned a lot!” he said in a followup email.Here’s how he summed it up:No full basement. The house has a full basement, mainly to accommodate a Clivus Multrum composting toilet. Since then, Magwood has discovered an alternate system called the Envirolet vacuum flush system that doesn’t require a full basement. Building on a slab or over a crawlspace would have saved roughly $25,000.More efficient duct work. “We couldn’t find anybody who would stand behind a design with the outlets in the central walls of the two floors, and ended up with old-school ducts under each window,” Magood writes. “We’ve since found a licensed heating designer who would have stood behind such a design, saving quite a bit of money and material.”Water storage outside. Instead of putting rainwater storage in the basement, it could have gone outside the house at a lower cost — another reason not to build a full basement.Make the house a duplex. A key change would have been to turn the single-family design into a duplex. “This would have made the slightly higher costs for the more efficient systems/materials a much easier sell from a financial point of view,” he said, “and also contributed more to urban density.”Construction costs were $398,000, or $173 per square foot. Rainwater collection, the composting toilet, and renewable energy systems accounted for $46,500 of the total. The construction budget also paid for 2.5 full-time instructors as well as professional trades.The house is expected to go on the market this spring. Students at the Endeavour Centre in Ontario, Canada, helped build a net-zero energy spec house a few years ago and called it “Canada’s Greenest Home” when they were finished. There is, of course, no way to prove that, but they can prove just how energy-efficient the building is.The school tracked energy consumption at the 2,300-square-foot two-story house between October 2013 and September 2014, logging the amount of power used every month against the amount produced by the home’s 5 kW photovoltaic system.Although total output was 2,792 kWh less than consumption, some months were so profitable under the province’s feed-in tariff system the house actually netted $2,000 by the end of the year. Unlike net-metering common to the U.S., under Ontario’s Micro-FIT system the house has two meters — one for outgoing power (which earns 38 cents per kWh) and another for power that’s purchased from the grid (11 cents per kWh), said Chris Magwood, project director and executive director of the school.Three adults, including Magwood, and a child lived in the house during the test period. Compared with averages for a 2,500-square-foot Ontario home, the Endeavour House used about 70% less energy, a total of 8,8678 kWh.Equipped with a rainwater collection system and a composting toilet, the house also used 71% less water than the provincial average, 66 liters per person per day vs. 225 liters (17.4 gallons vs. 59.4 gallons). Houses uses prefabricated straw panelsIn addition to building in energy and water efficiency, designers also tried to lessen the project’s environmental burden in other ways.Magwood wrote that 90% of the materials used in the house were sourced within 250 km. (155 miles) of the job site, and that construction waste was a total of 852 pounds, or roughly 10% of the typical amount of waste for a 2,000-square-foot house in the region.“It didn’t take government grants, corporate R&D or high-tech components to make the home,” Magwood wrote. “Every material and system used was an off-the-shelf item available to any builder, and the home was largely built by students in The Endeavour Centre’s Sustainable New Construction program.”The walls were assembled from prefabricated straw-bale panels 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The 16-inc- thick panels, finished with drywall and plaster on the inside and stucco on the outside, have a two-hour fire rating and an R-value of 35.Other features include a foundation made from insulated concrete forms, a composting toilet, an air-source heat pump, solar thermal collectors for hot water, and triple-glazed windows.The project was described in more detail in two earlier GBA articles (a 2012 article called “Teaching Deep Green by Building It” and a 2013 article called “Builders Complete ‘Canada’s Greenest Home’ ). More information on the house can also be found in a blog posted at the school’s website.last_img read more

Rahane, Vijay flop as Shaw and Vihari shine in New Zealand

first_imgFour out of the six Indian batsmen who got bat scored fifties to help India A finish with 340/5 at the and of play on day one of the first unofficial Test against New Zealand A at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Friday.At stumps on the first day of the four-day game, the experienced Parthiv Patel was batting on 79 off 111 balls, with Vijay Shankar slated to join the wicketkeeper in the middle on Saturday.Having made 86 off 150 deliveries, Hanuma Vihari, who made his Test debut in England with a half-century, was dismissed in the last ball of the day.Also read – Time for chopping and changing in ODI team over, declares Ravi ShastriVihari hit eight boundaries during his stay in the middle, while Patel has so far found the fence 10 times.Also scoring fifties were Mayank Agarwal (65) and the 19-year-old Test opener Prithvi Shaw (62).After the visitors opted to bat first, India A were given a fine start by Shaw and his senior partner Murali Vijay, who fell for 28.Also read – Bowlers are in a great space but batsmen need to step up in Australia: Virat KohliThe Mumbaikar then added exactly 50 runs for the second wicket with Agarwal, before he was dismissed by slow-left-arm spinner Theo van Woerkom.Vihari joined Agarwal in the middle and added 73 runs for the third wicket till the later was bowled by medium pacer Blair Tickner.Shaw struck six boundaries and a six in his 88-ball stay, while Agarwal hit 10 fours and two sixes.advertisementAlso read – Virat Kohli promises to give it back if Australia are aggressiveSkipper Ajinkya Rahane did not last long, falling for 12 off 19 balls, but the duo of Vihari and Patel put together a stand of 138 runs for the sixth wicket to consolidate India A’s position at the Bay Oval.Tickner was the most successful bowler for the hosts, finishing the day with 2/48 from 15 overs.Rohit Sharma was originally named in the India A squad for the first unofficial Test in New Zealand but was advised rest by the BCCI medical team keeping in mind his workload.(With inputs from PTI)Also watch –last_img read more

OFE Crude Tanker Market Faces Further Headwinds

first_imgzoom Recent developments in the crude tanker market, such as the delay in the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and the OPEC meeting on Monday, are expected to add downwards pressure to the ailing sector.The OPEC meeting at St Petersburg on Monday, Saudi Arabia declared that they would cap crude oil exports at 6.6 mm/d in August, marking a six-year low, Ocean Freight Exchange (OFE) said citing JODI data.The effect of the drop in exports is already being felt in the VLCC market as charterers start covering the August program, with meagre fixing activity seen so far. Charterers seem to be withholding cargoes in an attempt to further pressure rates downwards, which have been languishing around w50 for an AG/Japan voyage, OFE said.While Nigeria was previously exempt from the production cuts, they voluntarily agreed to limit or even cut their output from 1.8 mmb/d.The market is currently facing a perfect storm of tonnage overcapacity, low demolitions, OPEC oil output cuts as well as seasonal summer lull in demand.As reported by Reuters, Nigeria’s crude production has been averaging 1.7 mmb/d recently. While the bulk of Nigerian crude exports are loaded on Suezmaxes and VLCCs, the production cap “may not have much impact on the tanker market as volumes often fluctuate due to unplanned outages.”“Assuming the Saudis continue their strategy of cutting medium/heavy crude production, refiners in Asia are expected to continue importing crudes of similar grades from the US and Latin America to meet demand,” OFE said.last_img read more

AuroraCanniMed takeover battle goes before provincial regulators

first_imgTORONTO – An acrimonious takeover battle between two Canadian marijuana companies was in the regulatory spotlight Wednesday at a joint hearing involving the Saskatchewan and Ontario securities commissions.Lawyers for both provincial regulators argued that Aurora Cannabis’ request to lessen the consideration period for its all-stock offer be rejected but that CanniMed Therapeutics shareholders’ rights plan to push back against its suitor be removed.Kate McGrann, a lawyer representing staff at both the Ontario Securities Commission and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan, also told commissioners at the joint hearing that Aurora (TSX:ACB) should be able to buy up to five per cent of CanniMed’s outstanding shares on the open market.Wednesday’s hearing in Toronto kicking off the joint proceedings comes roughly one month after Aurora launched an all-stock, unsolicited bid to acquire Saskatoon-based CanniMed, one of the first licensed marijuana producers in Canada, after both companies called on regulators to intervene.CanniMed has said that Aurora’s offer is inferior to its own proposed acquisition of the Tragically Hip-backed Newstrike Resources (TSXV:HIP), and launched a shareholders’ rights plan to push back.CanniMed has alleged that Edmonton-based Aurora worked jointly with some of its shareholders and Aurora has disputed this, while launching a dissident circular in a bid to thwart the Newstrike acquisition.last_img read more

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

first_imgBOSTON — The nation’s deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin, and the family name is on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard.Members of the family have been accused in a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of OxyContin.In light of the allegations, activists have called on institutions to cut ties with the family.Many of the donations, however, were made by Arthur Sackler, who died nearly a decade before OxyContin even went on the market. His widow says it’s unfair to connect him to the opioid crisis.Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Presslast_img read more