Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 5:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Advertisement Bernd Leno was furious with Neal Maupay after he suffered a serious injury following a challenge from the Brighton forward (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta says Bernd Leno’s injury ‘doesn’t look good’ after the goalkeeper appeared to severely damage his knee during Arsenal’s 2-1 loss against Brighton on Saturday.The stopper landed awkwardly on his right leg after colliding with Seagulls striker Neal Maupay and shrieked in agony when he hit the deck.While Leno was being stretchered off the pitch, he gave the Frenchman a piece of his mind and was visibly furious over the incident.After Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring for the Gunners in the second half, Brighton’s Lewis Dunk equalised less than 10 minutes later, while the man at the centre of the action, Maupay, went on to grab an injury-time winner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking after the defeat, Mikel Arteta admitted that while the injury looked bad at first sight, the club are yet to determine how serious it may be.‘It doesn’t look good, but we don’t know anything yet,’ Arteta told BT Sport. Comment Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaks out on Bernd Leno injury Maupay went on to score the winner for Brighton (Picture: Getty Images)The Arsenal players surrounded Maupay after the full-time whistle, clearly aggrieved over the striker’s challenge, but Arteta doesn’t believe that the player’s actions were intentional.‘I don’t know. It’s too far from me. I haven’t seen the action. I always believe players never mean to hurt anybody,’ he added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta was also furious with the way in which his team conceded the last-minute equaliser, he added: ‘At this level, we cannot give the goal away we give. We are a very young team, but in the premier league we cannot accept that.’Leno’s absence will be a big loss for the Gunners as along with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he has been their most consistent performer this season.MORE: Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried ZahaMORE: Mikel Arteta hails Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ improved attitude ahead of Arsenal vs BrightonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
Drone photo of Clifton Beach taken by Cairns startup SkyStockBUYERS and sellers have never had it this easy with technology providing a myriad of ways property can be marketed and inspected.Cairns Regional Council this week went live with its new Property Report online tool which provides planning information on any property in the region.The report includes general property details and all applicable layers of the CairnsPlan 2016 Planning Scheme, together with links to any development approvals over the property, interactive maps and other state mapping systems.The tool is mobile-friendly and can be accessed from anywhere on any device through the Cairns Regional Council website. Reports can be generated in PDF, providing an easy way to save, share and print property information.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoPink Real Estate Port Douglas director Callum Jones also swears by the use of aerial imagery to get a higher sales price for clients.“Selling property is all about telling a story. You want to communicate to your buyer the proximity to the city, beaches, parks, public transport, shops and schools,” he said.“Aerial imagery should form the core marketing of every property where location is key, and the owners want to make their home stand out in the market place.”Cairns start-up SkyStock, owned and run by Tom Watson, has noticed an increase in the demand for its drone photography services and database of aerial imagery.“As we now live in a digital world, most buyers are searching for property online. For this reason, quality photography is essential,” Mr Watson (above) said. “Having access to aerial imagery can save the seller significant dollars in marketing fees. But aerial imagery is subject to weather and poor weather can significantly delay a property’s listing and marketing campaign. This is especially prevalent in the Far North where extended periods of rain are often frequent, so accessing a database can be a great option.Mr Watson said services included photoshoot editing to add markings or make changes.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) If West Indies head coach, Stuart Law, had his way, the 15-man squad which toured Zimbabwe would remain unchanged for the two-Test Test series in New Zealand starting later this month.The Australian told reporters here that the current group, retained from the England tour last August, were developing nicely as a unit and to make any changes would be disruptive going forward.“I’ve made it pretty open and pretty clear to the chairman of selectors (Courtney Browne) and the selection panel that I think that this group we have together is worth working with,” Law said, following the drawn second Test against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club here Thursday.“It’s a short turnaround between now and New Zealand as well. To bring someone else in or a number of players in, I don’t think would be a great move in the sense that we would have to start again with those players.”West Indies beat Zimbabwe in the first Test by 117 runs at the same venue almost two weeks ago but were frustrated on Thursday in their bid for a clean sweep when the hosts batted the entire day to force a stalemate.The Test win was their fourth in successive series, following a run of 11 matches without a single victory. They beat Pakistan in the final Test in Sharjah last November, trounced them again in Bridgetown in the second Test of the return home series in May before stunning England in the second Test at Headingley, last August.Law, who took over the unit at the start of the year, said those results reflected a gelling of the current side and performances would only get better if the unit were kept together.“The players we’ve got here, we’re starting to make strides, we’re starting to go forward. We competed very well in England [and] we’ve now come to Zimbabwe away from home and won a series.” Law argued.“I would think it would be great if we could keep the same group of guys together. Those guys who have struggled, in the next Test match they might be our heroes – they’ve got that type of ability.”Top order batsman Kyle Hope is perhaps one of the players whose place will come under scrutiny. The right-hander managed 41 runs in six Test innings on the England tour, including scores of 3, 0, 0 and 1 in his last four outings.The Zimbabwe series saw no change of fortunes for the 28-year-old as he scraped together 60 runs from three innings.Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s place had also come under the microscope following a poor England tour where he scored 24 runs from six Test innings and struggled with his glove-work.He managed 11 and 12 in the first Test against Zimbabwe but then produced a maiden hundred in the second match, to ease the pressure.With New Zealand expected to be a challenging series, Law reiterated the importance of resisting the “need to chop and change” at such an important time.“It’s a fine line. I understand that some people out there are saying we need to chop and change and do this,” he stressed.“But if we keep the same group together, we learn together and we start becoming one, we’ll start putting more results on the board.”West Indies are expected to travel to a preparation camp in Australia, before heading to New Zealand for the series which bowls off with a three-day tour match on November 25.
A cache of dinosaur bones, meat-eaters bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, has been uncovered in South America. National Geographic News says the new species, Mapusaurus, exceeded the former heavyweight carnivore in size and agility. All the bones in a river deposit were 100% from this one species, so “the chances they had been deposited randomly are extremely low, said Rudolfo Coria, the discoverer. “The skeletons showed no signs of disease, Coria says, so the animals were apparently victims of some sudden catastrophic event.” The article says that even larger creatures may remain to be discovered. See also MSNBC News, which has comparative diagrams.What would bury a group of heavy, agile, strong, mobile, intelligent monsters suddenly? Think about it.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Ray Maota The full-aperture easy-open end allowspeople to drink with the ease of a glass.(Image: One Red Eye/David Perry) A fan enjoys drinking from the can duringthe Fifa World Cup.(Image: Crowncork.com)MEDIA CONTACTS• Briony ClarkeMedia relations, SABMiller+44 20 7659 0115 or +44 7776 132336RELATED ARTICLES• Sudan brews its own beer industry• SABMiller invests more in Angola• Brewing up a global brand• SAB’s R6bn empowerment dealA novel beer vessel introduced in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been named Can of the Year 2010 by The Canmaker magazine, which reports on innovations in the metal-packaging industry.The Event Can has an easy-open lid that can be fully removed, enabling people to drink out of it as if it were a cup.It was developed by Crown Holdings in collaboration with brewer SABMiller – especially for the football spectacular.The award was presented at a gala dinner during The Canmaker Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in November. The product also scooped the Gold Award in the caps and closures category there.Industry terms explain the can as having a “full-aperture easy-open end”, which indicates the evolution of metal packaging.Chris Homfray, president of Crown Europe, said: “The full-aperture end is a breakthrough innovation and we are honoured that the technical expertise behind it has been recognised by the industry with the Can of the Year Award.“It was a challenging project that was made possible by combining two of Crown’s core competencies: the manufacture of food ends and beverage ends.”Crown Holdings has divisions in North and South Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East.The winning formulaThe can was designed by Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East, subsidiaries of Crown Holdings, using lightweight SuperEnd technology. This significantly reduces materials costs and makes such beverage holders more environment-friendly than other cans on the market.The objective was to use the easy-open can ends for a limited edition of Castle Lager, distributed by SABMiller’s South African subsidiary South Africa Breweries, during the Fifa tournament.Homfray said: “The unique full-aperture end has changed the drinking experience for consumers by turning the can itself into a drinking cup.“In addition to providing a new way to enjoy beverages at large events, the innovation allows brands to prolong the direct interaction with consumers. These benefits translate into exciting new opportunities to build brand awareness and loyalty,” he added.The idea for such a can came about in 2008 when SABMiller approached Paris-based Crown Bevcan. After considering various options, the Event Can design was chosen.“By eliminating the need for pouring drinks into plastic cups, the serving process is also streamlined. This makes the can suitable for use at new locations, such as large events, which is something that was not previously possible,” said Homfray.Crown was one of three can-makers to win Gold awards at the gala dinner. The other two were Hong Kong-based GM Metal Products and Japan’s Daiwa.Although the Event Can won, it faced stiff competition from Nestlé’s Nan infant formula can, which is also sold in South Africa.This product has a specially designed lid which is attached to the plastic scoop, keeping the utensil separate from the powdery contents.Celebrating industry excellence Brazil was chosen as the host of this year’s Canmaker Summit as it’s one of the world’s fastest growing markets for the can-making industry.At the summit, influential players in the metal-packaging business held presentations, meetings and private discussions about global trends and opportunities offered in Brazil.The Canmaker magazine’s Can of the Year Awards are a way of celebrating, promoting and rewarding the ground-breaking work taking place in the industry.“The awards have witnessed the progress this industry has made over the years and they even offer a glimpse into the future,” said Monica Higuera, editor of The Canmaker.“Every one of the entries becomes part of metal packaging’s own inspirational hall of fame, with the event creating a platform for the world’s can-makers to celebrate their achievements in design and innovation,” she added.SABMiller in Latin AmericaSABMiller has brewing and beverage operations in six countries across South and Central America: Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Peru. In each of these countries it’s the number-one brewer by market share.SABMiller has also broken into the Argentinian market with its acquisition of Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck, the third largest brewer in that country.Their regional office is in Bogota, Colombia, and its president in Latin America is Barry Smith. SABMiller became the first international brewer to enter Central America when it acquired Honduran brewer, Cerveceria Hondurena, in 2001. In the same year, the company became the sole brewer and the bottler for the Coca-Cola Company in Honduras and El Salvador.In 2005, SABMiller acquired a majority stake in Bavaria SA, South America’s second largest brewer. This gave the company the leading beer-market share in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama.
3 August 2012Day six of the London Olympic Games was another successful one for Team South Africa as they added a third gold medal to their tally and produced more strong performances in the pool – with Chad le Clos setting himself up for another shot at Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly final.The gold medal won in rowing by the men’s lightweight fours was an unexpected but deserved reward for the University of Pretoria crew of Matthew Brittain, Lawrence Ndlovu, John Smith and James Thompson, who triumphed in a wonderfully tight race in which four teams were in with a shot at a medal right until the end.Their victory reminds one of Josiah Thugwane’s win in the men’s marathon in Atlanta in 1996. Few knew who he was when he captured gold, but now his name remains locked into the memories of South African sports fans. In a similar way, so too will the names of Brittain, Ndlovu, Smith and Thompson take on similar meaning and be remembered in South Africa from now on.What a champion doesIn the swimming pool, Chad le Clos continued to do what a champion does: raise his game when the chips are down.Contesting the semi-finals of the 100 metres butterfly, after having swum the fastest qualifying time in the heats of 51.54, a South African record, he looked out of the running after the first 50 metres of the second semi-final race, turning in fifth place.Yet, much like he did in snatching the gold in the 200m butterfly, he powered his way back towards the front over the final 50 metres.Still, he looked like he was in trouble and then somehow, after a furious finish, in almost a carbon copy of his victory in the 200m, he touched the wall first in a career best and South African record time of 51.42.This time there was no big celebration, just a nod to say job done, now for the final.Le Clos vs PhelpsLe Clos will once again take on Michael Phelps in the medal deciding race. The American, who claimed his 16th Olympic gold medal earlier in the evening in the 200m individual medley, was the fastest qualifier with an excellent time of 50.86 seconds. The 20-year-old South African’s time was second best.Phelps will be the favourite to add to his gold medal tally, but the thing with Le Clos is he keeps taking a step up and producing his best when it counts. Such is his belief in his abilities, and the belief of his supporters in those abilities, that it would not come as a surprise if he challenges Phelps for the gold again.To win, he will need to swim a faster first 50 metres and to finish like he did in the semi-finals. He could do it.50m freestyleTwo South Africans, Gideon Louw and Roland Schoeman, contested the semi-finals of the 50 metres freestyle.The first semi produced the faster of the two winnings times, with Cullen Jones and defending champion Cesar Cielo dead-heating in 21.54 seconds for the win. Louw touched in fifth place in 21.92.Brazil’s Bruno Fratus, with a powerful burst over the last 15 metres, took victory in the second semi in 21.63, ahead of George Bovell, who had been fastest in the heats.Roland Schoeman touched in fourth place in 21.88. That left him tied with Australia’s Eamon Sullivan for the seventh best time, giving him a place in the final for the third Olympics in succession. Louw, meanwhile, missed out on the final by one place.Roland SchoemanNow 32, Schoeman’s achievements are sometimes overlooked, but he is truly one of South Africa’s greatest swimmers ever. London 2012 is his fourth Olympic Games. His first were 12 years ago in Sydney when he made it to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle.In 2004, at the Athens Olympics, he won a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle, a silver in the 100m freestyle, and a bronze in the 50m freestyle. The following year he won World Championship titles in the 50m freestyle and butterfly. He is the short course world record holder in the 50m freestyle in a barely believable time of 20.30 seconds.Women’s 200m breaststrokeSuzaan van Biljon swam in the final of the women’s 200m breaststroke. It turned out to be the fastest race ever seen in that event.Van Biljon took it out strongly from the start and led after 50 metres, but there was going to be no stopping Rebecca Soni, who had set a world record of 2:20.00 in the semi-finals. She was out to become the first woman to break the 2:20-barrier.Soni turned first at 100m, but she was pushed far harder than in her semi-final. Van Biljon was in second, 0.41 behind the American.At 150m, Van Bijlon had slipped back to fourth and after 200 metres she ended in seventh place in 2:23.72. It had been a bold and brave effort from the South African in a race against a very strong field to take it out so fast. Ultimately it did not pay off.Soni, meanwhile, won gold and broke 2:20.00, touching the wall in 2:19.59, ahead of Japan’s Satoshi Suzuki, who equalled the Asian record in 2:20.72, and Iulia Efimova, who set a European record of 2:20.92.Karin Prinsloo was in action in the semi-finals of the 200m backstroke. She went out at a good pace, but was unable to hold onto her early position of third after 50 metres as she finished eighth in 2:11.74Women’s hockeyThe South African women’s hockey team remained winless after going down 2-0 to world number three Germany. Although the Germans enjoyed the better of the clash, Giles Bonnet’s charges put up stiff opposition.Had they been more composed in the final third of the field when on attack, with the final pass often looking as if it was hit more in hope than aimed at a specific player, it could have been an even closer match.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Venturing into Antarctica could provide numerous economic benefits to South Africa. Norway and South Africa recently held a workshop to flesh out the potential of such a venture.Opportunities in Antarctica can improve South Africa’s ocean economy. (Image: Vincent van Zeijst, Wikimedia Commons)Brand South Africa reporterDuring the Antarctica and Southern Ocean Workshop, South Africa looked into opportunities that the icy southern continent could provide for the ocean economy and the country’s international partners.“As part of the future strategies, South Africa plans to co-operate with Norway to see how it can service countries that leave for Antarctica through the country,” said the Department of Environmental Affairs after the workshop, held on 3 November in Cape Town.South Africa is also exploring the possibility of air corridor tourism activities such as snow skiing, ice skating and snow kite-boarding, as well as marine, animal, scenic and bird viewing in Antarctica to boost the nation’s ocean economic.Norway, the department said, had a wealth of experience in the ocean economy.SA intends to cooperate with Norway to see how SA can service countries that leave for the Antarctica via South Africa #SANorwayScienceWeek— Environmentza (@environmentza) November 3, 2016PartnershipThe two countries have been key partners with a variety of joint research programmes and share a historical and common interest in Antarctica.Norway also provided South Africa with its first base in Antarctica in 1959.With the theme “Value Creation in Ocean Space – New Opportunities in the Blue Economy”, the shared Science Week involved stakeholders, infrastructure holders and key players from higher education, research, innovation and business in South Africa and Norway, who exchanged perspectives and expertise.“Although progress has been made regarding research on Antarctica, there still remain vast opportunities for scientific research and innovation on which South Africa and Norway can collaborate,” the department said.Opportunity for growthSouth Africa is ideally situated to act as a gateway to Antarctica for many countries that have a presence on the icy continent.6 to 10 international Antarctica National programmes are transiting Cape Town to the Antarctica annually. #GatewaytoAntarctica @ANN7tv— Environmentza (@environmentza) November 3, 2016“There are, however, a number of budget constraints which require finding new sources of funding that can be identified and ventured into.”The are budget constraints for the SA Antarctica Region Science & therefore new sources of funding need to be explored. #GatewaytoAntarctica— Environmentza (@environmentza) November 3, 2016“Some key economic reasons to allocate budget towards the Antarctic region are that South Africa has a global position, status and stewardship and there is public goods provision, gateway income and support of sustainable development such as catching fish,” the department said.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
In what may prove to be a setback to Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to defer the framing of charges against all accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.A Bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and Mridula Bhatkar was hearing the plea filed by Lt. Col. Purohit seeking deferment in framing of charges against him and others till the issue of his sanction to prosecute is decided. On June 22, the High Court admitted Lt. Col. Purohit’s petition challenging the State government’s sanction to prosecute him and the rejection of his discharge plea before the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court in December 2017.However, National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) counsel Sandesh Patil said that on directions from the Supreme Court, it would be appropriate to allow the lower court to decide on the sanction.The lower court is expected to frame charges against all the accused on September 5.
Shane Watson and Brad Haddin scored 183 runs for the first wicket as Australia beat Canada by 7 wickets in their World Cup Group A match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday. ScoreChasing 212, Australia reached home in the 35th over with Michael Clarke and Cameron White at the crease.Earlier the two openers Watson and Haddin started off slowly aware of the fact that the target wasn’t something that called for heavy hitting. But as the innings progressed the two upped the scoring rate.Their innings even got a boost when Canada captain Ashish Bagai missed an easy stumping chance in the 20th over off Balaji Rao when Haddin was at the crease. Haddin had even got a reprieve early in the innings when Rizwan Cheema dropped him off Harvir Baidwan in the second over.The two took the Batting Powerplay in the 21st over and scored 41 runs in it. But, the Aussie scoring rate spiked in the over that followed with both batsmen charging away at the opposition bowlers, who didn’t have an answer to their shots. Their effort of breaking the partnership came a cropper due to some sloppy fielding by the fielders.After much effort the Canadian bowlers managed to break their stand in the 29th over when a John Davison ball took the edge of Haddin’s bat and keeper Bagai didn’t miss it this time. Haddin scored 88 hitting 11 fours and two sixes on the way. Australia lost their fist wicket at the score of 183.advertisementBut as luck would have it the other opener Watson too departed in the very next over missing his century by six runs. He wanted to pull Baidwan for a six but the ball didn’t quite come on to the bat and instead ended up giving a catch to Henry Osinde in the deep. Australia were 185/2 at the stage.Skipper Ricky Ponting was the last man to go down on the day. He fell in the 35th over off Henry Osinde.Michael Clarke and Cameron White were at the crease when Australia touched the meagre 212-run target on the penultimate ball of the 35th over which turned out to be a wide ball.Canada inningsEarlier, Hiral Patel scored a fine 54 as Canada posted 211 after electing to bat. But before that experienced paceman Brett Lee drew first blood by scalping Canada opener John Davison (14 runs) in the fourth over 41/1. But the surprising part was the Canadian run rate, which was tottering above 10 runs an over at this stage.Post that wicket, the Canadian opener Hiral Patel and Zubin Surkari got busy with a partnership with Patel leading the way. Batting with resolve he went after the Aussie paceman and got rewarded. The best part about the 19-year old cricketer’s batting was that he didn’t shy away from hitting those odd ball to the boundary.Finally, Patel’s innings came to an end post his quick-fire half-ton in the 12th over. An edge off Shane Watson was taken by Mitchell Johnson in the deep. His 54 that came off just 45 balls was punctuated with five fours and three sixes. Canada were 82/2 at the stage.Post Patel’s dismissal, captain Ashish Bagai and Zubin Surkari got involved with a partnership. The two had put on 68 runs for the third wicket before Shaun Tait got the better of captain Bagai on 39. A short and wide ball saw Bagai reach out for a drive but ended up giving an edge to keeper Brad Haddin and Canada lost their third wicket on 150 in the 29th overWith new man Jimmy Hansra at the crease, Aussie spinner Jason Krejza got an opportunity to open his account and he got what he wanted. He removed Hansra in the very next over post Bagai’s dismissal. And Canada were reduced to 157/4 in 30 overs.Once again the change of pace worked for Australia with the next wicket falling to paceman Shaun Tait in the 31st over. A quicker ball pitched on the off and nipped in to take the inside edge of Zubin Surkari and crash into his stumps. He fell for 34 and Canada fell to 157/5.Another over and another wicket, this time it was Brett Lee’s turn to join the party and he did that by removing Rizwan Cheema with a slower ball and timber! Canada were 161/6 now. Lee finished with a four-wicket haul.A little later, Mitchell Johnson sent back Nitish Kumar on 7 to reduce Canada to 169/7. From here in was just a matter of a few more minutes and Canada were walking back on 211 all out.advertisementHowever, they can take heart from the fact that their batsmen stayed at the crease till almost the end of the innings as their last wicket Karl Whatham fell in the 46ht over. Even otherwise they batted pretty well on the day. Especially noteworthy was Hiral Patel’s quick-fire half-century.