Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored stunning early goals but Chelsea were fortunate to be level at the interval.Hazard smashed home the opener after a fine run, and Costa made it 2-0 when he curled the ball in at the far post from a tight angle.But Ahmed Elmohamady side-footed Hull’s first from close range and Abel Hernandez slotted number two after a rare Thibaut Courtois mistake.Hazard had run on to Costa’s excellent lay-off to seemingly put the Blues in control inside two minutes.And, after a fine Courtois block denied Hernandez, Costa’s strike following some fine work by Ramires doubled the away advantage.But Chelsea, who could re-establish a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League with victory, were fortunate to be leading and were second best for the rest of the half.Andrew Robertson teed up Elmohamady to slot home for 2-1 after 26 minutes and the equaliser came 74 seconds later when Branislav Ivanovic’s backpass left Courtois in difficulty, and the Belgian presented a simple chance to Hernandez.Hull remained on top thereafter but Chelsea held on for 2-2 at the interval. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Fabregas, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Cuadrado, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex gratia payment of ₹10 lakh each to the next of kin of 39 Indians who were killed in Iraq, official sources said. The remains of 38 of them were brought back to the country on Monday and handed over to their relatives. Of the 39 killed by terror group Islamic State (IS), 27 hailed from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal.
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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini: Fans best they’ve ever beenby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini is delighted with their current form after victory over Lecce.Atalanta are flying high in Serie A with four victories in five courtesy of Sunday’s result.”We had a great performance, confirming our good run of form,” Gasperini said.“We’ve christened the new part of our stadium, which will be completed at a later date, in the best way.“The fans were great, the best they’ve ever been, but the result was perhaps a bit tight for the chances we created.“We still have room for growth. We had several chances, which we didn’t take. We must be more ruthless.“Still, I’m happy. We’ve put together a run of games with quality. We’re constantly seeking confirmation.“We always know what to do and we have more options now. Over the years we’ve reduced the gap with the big sides.“We also want to do that in the Champions League.”
Florida State Trolls Florida Beer Cans Treon HarrisThe Florida vs. Florida State rivalry is alive and well, folks. Well, at least it is in one neighborhood.A Seminoles fan who goes by @Noles_AJ posted a number of tweets and photos Thursday afternoon, explaining how after attending the Atlanta Braves game Wednesday night, a Florida supporter gator-chomped at her, cut her off and threw beer cans at her car as they were trying to leave the stadium. She claims it was because she had a Florida State license plate.In response, she is returning the beer cans, which are now wrapped in Florida State photos, along with a handwritten note that makes fun of Florida fans, Treon Harris’ arm, and the fact that the Gators lost last year’s game. She apparently knows where the culprit lives.Last night after the Braves game, this UF car started gator chomping at us- cut us off & then threw beer cans at us. All bc of a FSU plate.— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015I don’t think the guy knows that we live in the same neighborhood. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015Surprise!! You’re getting your beer cans back! pic.twitter.com/DlL1FaLmfo— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015And a nice little note too. pic.twitter.com/D5PFyOejhj— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015The Seminoles and Gators renew their rivalry on November 28. Let’s hope these two aren’t anywhere near each other at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
zoom South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a long-term crude oil shipping contract with compatriot oil refiner GS Caltex. The contract, signed on February 1, 2018, is worth KRW 190 billion (around USD 177 million).Under the deal, HMM will transport a total of 19 million tons of crude oil from the Middle East to South Korea over a period of five years from July 1, 2019, to August 31, 2024.HMM said it plans to deploy two 300,000 dwt very large crude carriers (VLCC), ordered last September.“We expect this long-term shipping contract with GS Caltex to further strengthen partnerships between HMM and GS Caltex. HMM will secure stable and consistent profits by increasing long-term contracts with a global customer base,” C.K. Yoo, CEO of HMM, commented.The duo has been collaborating in crude oil shipping business more than twenty years.In December 2017, another shipping company from South Korea signed a crude oil shipping contract with GS Caltex. Under the terms of the ten-year contract, Hyundai Glovis agreed to order one 300,000 dwt VLCC, transporting crude oil from Saudi Arabia and other countries from that region to Korea.
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish shipping giant Maersk Group has completed the sale of ordinary shares in French oil and gas company Total S.A.Maersk’s subsidiary Maersk Oil Trading and Investments has sold 17.27 million existing ordinary shares in Total representing MOTI’s entire shareholding in Total, through an accelerated book-building process.The shares in the Euronext Paris-listed company were sold to institutional investors.Gross sale proceeds of the offering amount to around EUR 884 million (USD 1 billion), equal to EUR 51.18 for each ordinary share. The company informed that the sale would be settled on March 22, 2019.Barclays Bank PLC and Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Bookrunners in connection with the offering.
On November 28, UNICEF USA hosted the 13th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world and honoring L’Oreal’s Carol Hamilton and Special Olympic gold medallist Lucy Meyer.Host Harry Connick Jr. speaks on stage during 13th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball 201Credit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for UNICEFPresented by Mariner Investment Group, the black-tie event raised $3.7 million for UNICEF’s work to put children first, contributing to a total of $34 million raised since the inaugural event in 2005. Hosted by Emmy and Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated musician, actor and television host Harry Connick Jr., the evening featured a special performance by Grammy Award winning artist Diana Ross and a live auction hosted by Kate Chertavian.Jake Gyllenhaal attends 13th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball 2017Credit/Copyright: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for UNICEFGuests included Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Wintour, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Dikembe Mutombo, Sandra Lee, David Villa, Jessica Nowitzki, Dayle Haddon, among others.Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke about the partnership between UNICEF USA, UPS and his Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico, following the devastation caused by the hurricane earlier this year. To mark the festivities, Governor Cuomo, together with five UPS drivers who delivered vital supplies, lit the UNICEF Snowflake, which hangs each year at the intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue as a beacon of hope, peace and compassion for vulnerable children around the world.Group President, L’Oréal Luxe USA and philanthropist Carol J. Hamilton received the Spirit of Compassion Award for her dedicated commitment to make the world a better place for children. Carol serves on UNICEF USA’s National Board, as well as the New York Regional Board. As a longtime supporter of UNICEF’s lifesaving work, she spearheaded L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani Acqua for Life partnership with UNICEF, which is now in its 8th year.“I am truly humbled by this honor. More than any other honor I have received,” said Carol Hamilton. “UNICEF is not only providing aid in emergencies or providing developing nations with the programs they need for children to live healthier lives. UNICEF has become the world’s thought leader on the state of children everywhere, working tirelessly to understand what it will take to give every child the right to a brighter future.”Jake Gyllenhaal presented the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award to Special Olympic gold medallist Lucy Meyer for her work to ensure that every child has opportunities to play and learn. In her role as Spokesperson for the Special Olympics – UNICEF USA Partnership and UNICEF USA Spokesperson for Children with Disabilities, Lucy has traveled around the United States and to several countries to bring attention to UNICEF’s work to advance the rights of children with disabilities.“UNICEF has given me the amazing opportunity to speak and bond with children with and without disabilities in other countries. The 93 million children with disabilities around the world are often the most marginalized of their society. We need to help them by raising awareness, encouraging inclusion, and providing assistance,” said Lucy Meyer. “I am proud to share this award with all of the amazing members of the UNICEF team, who do amazing work every single day.”Desiree Gruber, Elizabeth Smith, and Marjolein Steenbergen chaired this year’s UNICEF Snowflake Ball, with Jaime Jiménez serving as Project Chair and Sterling McDavid and Daria Daniel as NextGen chairs. UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip designed the décor for the event, and guests dined on a custom menu designed by chef and UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson. A live auction hosted by Kate Chertavian featured VIP packages including a Paris Fashion Week package, an Oscars experience and an Asian Oasis vacation package. The production was made possible by Scott Mauro Entertainment.For more information about the 2017 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, visit www.unicefsnowflake.org.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. moved above 4 percent in the second month of 2018.According to data released by Stats Canada on Friday, the unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. sat at 4.5 percent in February, from 3.8 percent in January.The region saw an addition 600 people added to the labour force in February while the number of people working increased by only 300 up to 38,000 people. Northeast B.C.’s unemployment remains lower than the rest of the province, which is currently at 4.9 percent. The area with the lowest unemployment in the B.C. was in the Lower Mainland, where only 4.0 percent of the labour force was without work. The highest unemployment rate in B.C last month was recorded in the Thompson-Okanagan, where 7.5 percent of the labour force lacked a job.
Revenue for the quarter totalled $427 million, up from $347.2 million.Precision Drilling says it took the goodwill impairment charge due to a decrease in oil and natural gas well drilling in Canada and the outlook for activity in Canada and in its directional drilling division in the U.S.Excluding the goodwill impairment charge, the company says it would have earned $1 million for the quarter. CALGARY, A.B. – Precision Drilling Corp. reported a loss of $198.3 million in its fourth quarter as it was hit by $208 million in goodwill impairment charges.The oilfield services company says the loss amounted to 68 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a loss of $47 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.