Diego Costa, Pedro and Willian all scored in the first 16 minutes to put Chelsea in complete command.Costa, playing in a facemask to protect a broken nose, opened the scoring early on when he timed his run perfectly to guide Willian’s through ball into the far corner.On eight minutes, Chelsea doubled their lead. Newcastle left-back Rolando Aarons played a casual pass on halfway, Pedro beat Daryl Janmaat to the ball and the Spaniard ran to the edge of the box before firing home.The home side’s dominance was underscored by their third goal, as Costa picked up Cesc Fabregas’ lofted pass before spreading a pass into the path of Willian, who was left with a simple finish.The goals were a fair reward for what was easily the most free-flowing performance of the season.Eden Hazard was restored to the Chelsea starting line-up as Guus Hiddink made three changes.The Belgian came in for Oscar, who is not in the squad, while Pedro and Gary Cahill replaced John Obi Mikel and the injured Kurt Zouma.Newcastle are unchanged from the team which beat West Brom, after Janmaat was passed fit following a thigh injury.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa.Subs from: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.Newcastle United: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons; Tiote, Shelvey; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend; Mitrovic.Subs from: Darlow, Lascelles, Saivet, Colback, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Raising awareness Inge Kotze of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative was awarded the Personality Award, while Backsberg walked away with the Sustainability Award. Designed to raise awareness of green issues in the industry and boost the role of marketing in influencing consumer behaviour, the awards also provide a high-profile platform for companies to showcase their positive commitment to the planet. Paul Cluver, founder of Paul Cluver Wines, received arguably the highest accolade, winning the Lifetime Achievement Award for his ongoing, visionary approach to conservation and exemplary environmental credentials. Paul Cluver Wines and Stellar Organics were named runners-up in the Ethical Award category, giving South Africa a notable presence in four of the eight award results. Organised by leading European drinks trade publication The Drinks Business, the awards were held in London on 14 February. ‘Significant moment’ Award winners were selected on criteria including best outright environmental performance, environmental training, motivational initiatives, individual green campaign launches and ethical initiatives worldwide. “This is a significant moment in the development of South Africa’s green credentials and we are delighted so many of our champions are being recognised for the substantial contributions they are making to the advancement of sustainable practice in the wine industry,” Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch said in a statement this week. 18 February 2010 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material South Africa came up trumps at the inaugural The Drinks Business Green Awards, which are designed to highlight leadership on environment, sustainability and climate change by drinks companies worldwide. “These awards will be a barometer of the newest, most innovative, most ambitious and most effective initiatives by drinks companies to respond to the pressing challenges of global sustainability,” The Drinks Business said on its website. “South Africa is a leader in production integrity and is committed to working in harmony with the environment to ensure long-term sustainable and profitable growth,” Birch said.
Keep your geocaching skills on the up-and-up.There are two steps to any geocache: 1) it’s hidden and 2) others are challenged to find it. As easy as that is, it’s even easier to make sure you’re keeping your geocaching adventures on the up-and-up. Check out five helpful geocaching etiquette tips below or just watch the geocaching etiquette video.Bring a Pen – It’s like the first day of school. You need to be prepared. Always pack a pen to make sure you’re ready to sign your Geocaching username and the date.Leave No Trace – Be kind to the geocaching game board, which happens to be the entire world. Make sure to Cache In Trash Out (CITO) when you geocache: pick up litter along the way and don’t leave anything behind.Write a Great “Found It” or “Didn’t find It” Log – When you find a geocache, or even when you don’t find a geocache, make sure to share the spirit of adventure with the geocache owner and for other geocachers. Write a log detailing your journey.Put the Geocache Back Where and How You Found It – The geocache owner placed the geocache at a specific location for a reason. Make sure the owner can find it again later and that other geocachers have the same experience as you.Move Trackables Along – If you remove a trackable, like a Travel Bug ®, from a geocache make sure to post a “retrieved” log and move it to another geocache as soon as possible.These five steps will have you rocking the geocaching world in no time. What geocaching tips would you add? Post your thoughts on our Geocaching Facebook page. Oh, and don’t forget the sixth step: repeat steps 1 – 5 often![vsw id=”GXzIu7p82jg” source=”youtube” width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”no”]Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related5 Tips to Achieve Geocaching StardomFebruary 4, 2013In “Community”5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next GeocacheMay 20, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”DIY “Wow Power” for Your Next LogJune 8, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”
Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday.Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.”I woke up this morning and couldn’t really move my thumb,” Osaka said. “I tried to practice and grip my racket but I couldn’t, and I kept feeling this pain when I tried to move my hand in different directions.”Osaka couldn’t immediately say how serious the injury was, or if it will affect her status for the French Open, which starts in nine days. She was yet to see a doctor but when she held her hand up for reporters to see it was clearly swollen.Osaka won two matches on Thursday after rain a day earlier backed up play – guaranteeing she will remain No. 1 going into Roland Garros.”I didn’t feel anything yesterday. That’s why I’m kind of confused right now because I literally woke up in the morning and couldn’t move my thumb,” Osaka said. “So I was like, ‘Maybe I slept on it and maybe it will go away.’ But it didn’t.”Bertens, who won the Madrid Open last week, will face Marketa Vondrousova or Johanna Konta for a spot in the final.The quarterfinals in the other half of the draw feature former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka against Karolina Pliskova, and Kristina Mladenovic against Maria Sakkari in a matchup of two qualifiers.Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic were also playing quarterfinals later.advertisementOsaka also withdrew before a semifinal in Stuttgart, Germany, last month due to an abdominal injury. And she retired from her previous meeting with Bertens at last year’s WTA Finals with a leg injury.”I feel like the ab thing could have been helped, but this one I don’t think I could have helped it because I don’t know what caused it,” Osaka said. “I don’t know why I have it.”Also Read | Federer, Nadal and Djokovic reach Italian Open quarter-finalsAlso Read | Nick Kyrgios thrown out of Italian Open after on-court outburstAlso See
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho: Man Utd our biggest rivalsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is in no doubt how important tomorrow’s clash with Manchester United is.Fabinho – who had his first taste of an English derby in the recent 1-0 victory over Everton – insists they will not be taking United lightly.“We’re going to approach this game like all the other games and I hope it’s a night to remember, like the Everton game,” he said.Fabinho also said, “I’m not really an expert on the history of this rivalry, but I believe it is the biggest rivalry in English football.“They’re the two most successful teams in England, so history shows that there’s a huge rivalry.“I think the geographical closeness, with Manchester being just down the road, adds even more to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa ace Grealish: Terry driving me towards Eurosby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJack Grealish says an inspirational chat with Aston Villa assistant John Terry has turned his focused towards Euro2020.The Villa midfielder has struggled so far this season, having watched peers Mason Mount and James Maddison selected ahead of him for the recent England squad.Asked if an England breakthrough is on his mind, Grealish told Standard Sport: “Yeah definitely.”I think the position I play at the moment there are so many talented players out there: Madders, Dele [Alli], Mason Mount and [Jesse] Lingard, so many good young English players.”So there is a lot of competition there but I know I can play. I back myself to get into the England team.”[I need to] add goals and assists to my game. At the start of the season I know I haven’t been playing to the standard I know I can. I can perform better. From being in the Championship last year, now to being in the Premier League it is going to take a bit of time.”I was speaking to John Terry the other day and he said it always took him five or six games to get to the standard he knew he could be at and I think that is the same as me at the moment.”I know how good I actually am, how good I can be and I want to start adding goals and assists to my game, I am sure I can force my way into the England team.”
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Wilson knows Klopp keeping tabs on himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Harry Wilson knows Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on him.Wilson has shone on-loan with the Cherries this season.He told Sky Sports: “He was happy with how the loan [at Derby] had gone, he said I had a great season.”Throughout last season, I was getting texts off him if one of our games was on tele that he had watched. It was good to know that when you go out on loan, you’re not just forgotten about, which may happen at some teams.”We have a loan guy who you keep in regular contact with, so when you’re getting regular messages off the manager, it always gives you that boost.”Of course I wanted to play in the Liverpool first team this year, but if that wasn’t the case, I wanted to be playing in the Premier League. I was delighted when I heard Bournemouth wanted to take me and I’ve started off well.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid are interested in signing Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, according to Metro.Madrid have sent officials to Italy to negotiate a deal in the region of £99million for the Argentine striker.The Spanish giants are looking to invest heavily in their squad to replace the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juventus earlier this summer.With the lack of firepower up front, Madrid are keen to bring Mauro Icardi from the San Siro to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Inter Milan captain finished as the joint top scorer in the Serie A last season with 29 goals.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Real have sent representatives to discuss with Inter and Icardi‘s agent Wanda Nara who also happens to be his wife.Meanwhile, Madrid are keen to avoid any discussions with Inter over the availability of Luka Modric. The San Siro outfit are keen to sign the midfield maestro who has already agreed terms with the club.Real Madrid insist Modric is not for sale considering the fact that fellow Croatian Mateo Kovacic has already left the Bernabeu this summer.Modric is believed to be keen on a move to Inter to reunite with fellow Croatians Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic.
Celtic legend John Hartson has dismissed Rangers’ chances after his former team won the Old Firm derby 1-0 on Sunday.Celtic won the Old Firm derby by an Olivier Ntcham goal in the 62nd minute, as he latched on to a precise pass inside the box and sent a powerful shot inside the left post. Celtic legend John Hartson felt that the scoreline flattered Rangers.“I was at the game on Sunday and I have to say that for me the gap is as big as it has ever been,” Hartson wrote in the Evening Times.“Celtic beat Rangers 5-0 last April and it could have been the same again on Sunday had it not been for the woodwork and a goalkeeper who shouldn’t have been on the park.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“In terms of the game itself, I thought that Celtic were still miles ahead of Rangers and this game confirmed it. Celtic moved the ball well, they commanded the game, they had Rangers all over the place.“There was so much talk in the build-up to it from Rangers supporters and sections of the media all believing that it would be closer, but there is not a chance that the Ibrox side are anywhere near catching Celtic,” Hartson added.
The Republic of Ireland players are responsible for recent results and not the coaches, says Shane DuffyThe Boys in Green were met with boos from their own supporters in Dublin following a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wales in the Nations League.Ireland have gone five competitive matches without a win and have scored just nine goals in their last 13 games.Calls have been made by the likes of former Ireland international Keith Andrews for the dismissal of manager Martin O’Neill and assistant coach Roy Keane.But Brighton defender Duffy insists the blame lies with the entire squad.Report: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“Well, it’s us out there [on the pitch], it’s not them. It’s us playing. It’s players’ responsibility to go out and perform. They can tell us what to do, but it’s up to us to do it,” said Duffy, according to Sky Sports.“We’ve obviously let them down. The players have to take responsibility and put it right. It’s obviously not good enough.“I wouldn’t blame them. They’re not out there. It’s down to us. That’s the main thing. We’ve got to look at ourselves.”Ireland remains bottom of Group B4 with just a single point from three games and could be relegated if Wales fail to defeat Denmark next month.