Conte says Hazard is priceless to Chelsea

first_imgAntonio Conte says Eden Hazard is playing at a “very high level” and is priceless to Chelsea.The Belgian was at his bewitching best against Arsenal last Saturday, scoring a dazzling individual goal in the 3-1 win.But when asked where Hazard ranked alongside the likes of world-record buy Paul Pogba, Blues boss Conte said: “I’m not going to put a price on a player.“Eden, for sure, is a great player, a top player. He’s in a very high level but I don’t see a problem because we don’t want to sell him. He hasn’t a price now.”Hazard was taken off six minutes from time against the Gunners, with Chelsea 3-0 up, and Conte explained it was so the crowd could give him a standing ovation.“When I make a substitution there is always a reason”, he said.“Sometimes I try to preserve some players, sometimes there is a tactical choice.“In the last game, I wanted to give him the great applause of our fans because I think he deserved this for the game that he played – not only with the ball, but above all without the ball.”   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 What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Walk the Ediacara Two-Step

first_imgControversy is swirling around claims that footprints have been found in rock 30 million years earlier than the Cambrian explosion.  The press release on Ohio State shows a picture of parallel rows of dots that a team from Ohio State claims look like footprints of a worm-like or millipede-like animal.  The rocks are said to be 570 million years old.  That puts them in the so-called Ediacaran strata of the Precambrian, where only frond-like organisms unrelated to any modern body plans have been found.  Even the discoverer, Loren Babcock, is only “reasonably certain” the patterns are biological.  He expects others will be skeptical.The pictures don’t look convincing.  If they prove to be tracks, it doesn’t help the evolutionists, anyway.  Worms and millipedes are already highly-complex organisms.  Imagine how much genetic information is required for an animal to walk with multiple legs.    Without the bodies of the track-makers visible, no claims can be made these represent transitional forms.  It appears the authors have not ruled out other more mundane explanations.  This claim needs much better evidence.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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US export record for Mercedes-Benz SA

first_img19 October 2010Mercedes-Benz South Africa scored a double success this week, loading a record 3 280 C-Class vehicles onto a ship bound for the United States, including the 100 000th C-Class vehicle to be exported to the US from the automaker’s East London plant.“This week saw Mercedes-Benz South Africa export its largest ever single consignment of Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars destined for US customers,” Mercedes-Benz SA CEO Hansgeorg Niefer said in a statement.JD Power Platinum Award“This volume of vehicles from our East London plant reaffirms that US customers are very satisfied with the South African build quality, and underpins the reasons Mercedes-Benz SA received the 2010 JD Power Platinum Award for initial quality earlier this year.”The award was based on a US survey conducted among over 80 000 US new car owners earlier this year.“The local plant was thus named the best plant in the world – best among all brands and manufacturers serving the US,” said Rainer Ruess, manufacturing site leader at the plant.Harbour deepeningTerry Taylor, corporate affairs manager of Transnet National Ports Authority, remarked that the recent deepening of the west quay at the East London harbour had reaped immediate benefits.“The new depth allows more flexibility for larger vessels,” he said. “Together with this, we also added another 1 200 parking bays in close proximity to the quay-side. The total cost of the development was just over R40-million.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Congress, NCP begin talks on seat sharing for Assembly polls

first_imgThe Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday held their first meeting to discuss a seat sharing arrangement for the upcoming Assembly polls in the State.“We held a primary meeting today. The issue of seat sharing isn’t of concern to us as we are concentrating on winning the election and ensuring that our front’s Chief Minister comes to power. We are not to judge each other’s strength and demand seats based on that. On the contrary we will be working as a united front to win the election,” said newly- appointed Maharashtra Congress committee president Balasaheb Thorat.“The only criteria is the candidate’s capability to win the election. We are concerned only about that,” he said.In the 2009 Assembly polls, Congress contested 174 seats while NCP fought on 114. In 2014, both parties contested independently. A group within the NCP is demanding an equal seat share based on the changed political equations as Congress has only one MP from Maharashtra compared to four from the NCP.In reply to a question on sharing of seats with allies, Mr. Thorat said no such discussion was held, and added, “This is a continuous process. The decision on how many seats will be shared with whom will be taken in next meetings.” Both the parties however, are far from reaching a consensus on the division of 288 Assembly seats as they may have to incorporate several other players such as the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana (SSS), left parties, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), factions of Republican Party and possibly, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).Mr. Thorat also said that no discussion on MNS took place in Tuesday’s meeting.last_img read more

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City slice

first_imgFrom dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant review Colombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes,From dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant reviewColombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes of hill road in Bandra, the ambience of Cocoa comprises happy summer yellow interiors merged with antique wooden backdrops and small bits and pieces from the good old days. A wonderful marriage of old and new. Prepare to enter and drool. The buffalo mozzarella and tomato panini, braised lamb in red wine butter fettuccini and fig compote are a must try at the joint. The place is a treat for those with a sweet tooth. Cocoa has a live waffle and crepes station which serves you piping hot and fresh desserts straight from the pan. With friendly staff, happy faces, world music, great food and fabulous coffee, Cocoa is a must visit. They are a part of the C’est La Vie family and are waiting to serve. So when you are here to enjoy your cuppa, don’t be surprised if you land up making a new friend before you leave. There is something in the air, which makes you relax your shoulders and smile. Meal for two: Rs 1,000.What’s upNight owlThe city’s hottest new trend is the owl neckpiece. College students to weekend party goers all seem to be wearing an owl around their neck this season. Easily available at Colaba.Carefully undoneNatural messy hair is the in thing this season. Try it only if you have hair like Serena Vanderwoodsen. If not then the trick is to use your straightner in a way that you can curl your hair. The point is not to let your hair look neat.What’s downadvertisementNo clowning aroundJumpsuits are a complete fashion disaster. Easily available at all flea markets, they are a no-no to wear outside your home if you don’t wish to look like a clown.Osho no-showOsho chappals are completely out-dated and out of fashion this summer. Instead put your foot forward in tall wedges or comfy-sports wear and avoid your feet from tanning.Products basketStrap’em upEtro’s Spring Summer collection for men titled Tree of Life includes colourful leather belts. Available at Palladium.Price on request.BejewelledForevermark launched the world’s largest pair of identically cut flawless twin diamonds-The Yin Yang diamonds in Mumbai and Delhi.Price on request.Bag-it Satya Paul’s exciting new range of bags includes wallets, sling bags, clutches and others. Price: Wallets and clutches from Rs. 2,000, Handbags: Rs. 3,995 onwards.Pick your colour The new swiss collection by OPI offers a wide range of nail colours to make your tips look chic. Price: Rs 520 onwards.Keep cool Indulge and pamper yourself with Myrah spa’s new super cooling royal hydra fresh facial. It helps replenish your dehydrated skin. Price: Rs. 3,000 above.Cast awayWest Coast Marine presents new products to help when you set off on sail. These include shorts, rash vests, gloves,marine tools, watches.Price: Rs 2,000 onwards.Look who’s coming for dinnerArushi Mudgal, the foremost disciple of her renowned dancer-aunt Madhavi Mudgal will be visiting Mumbai later this month. The choreographies of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Madhavi Mudgal, along with one of her own, will be showcased in Mudgal’s Odissi recital, Sutra – Creativity in Tradition at the NCPA on 26th May. The show aims to highlight the beauty of various approaches to creativity in the same tradition over successive generations.With inputs from Ekta Marwaha.last_img read more

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