Heung-min Son goes goal-crazy, scores four times in Tottenham’s 5-2 win thriller

first_img And the visitors found themselves ahead just two minutes into the second, the combination of Kane and Son proving lethal once more, the England captain again the provider as the latter fired home with his left foot. Tottenham then put the game beyond doubt as Kane completed his hat-trick of assists to Son, who slotted past McCarthy for his third of the game. read also:Hodgson: Why I ordered Zaha to retake Ayew’s penalty against Man Utd There was no stopping this inspired partnership there, however, as Kane found Son once more with a pin-point cross that Kevin De Bruyne would of, which the South Korean controlled with his chest before dispatching with his left foot. From provider to scorer, Kane put the finishing touches on the match, poking home after substitute Erik Lamela hit the post. Southampton were awarded a controversial penalty with minutes remaining after the ball struck Matt Doherty’s arm, which Ings slotted home for his second of the game. A highly confidence-boosting victory moves Tottenham back into the top half, and with the London club in the midst of a hectic schedule, Jose Mourinho will have been delighted to have seen Son and Kane in such telepathic form. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Heung-min Son inspired Tottenham to a stunning comeback as Jose Mourinho’s side picked up their first Premier League win of the season with a victory over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. Danny Ings’ clinical finish was cancelled out by a scintillating Son who scored four – all of which assisted by Harry Kane – as Spurs emerged 5-2 winners following an even first half that was dominated by the offside flag. Kane also got off the mark for the season in what was truly a sensational performance, spearheading a Tottenham attack that is set to drastically improve following the incoming of Gareth Bale. Dele Alli was left out of the squad for a second successive game after being hauled off at half-time in Tottenham’s opening day defeat to Everton, while Tanguy Ndombele was handed his first start of the season. Tottenham thought they were ahead with just three minutes on the clock, with Harry Kane acrobatically volleying home after Matt Doherty’s header into the box. The goal was disallowed after a lengthy VAR check, however, with Son deemed marginally offside. Southampton had a goal disallowed of their own swiftly after, though this decision was significantly more clear cut. Danny Ings clearly handled Hugo Lloris’ headed clearance, his subsequent pass into an empty net correctly ruled out. And though Kane had another goal waved off for offside, it was Southampton who finally took the lead, Ings latching onto a floating Kyle Walker-Peters ball over the top and firing into the far bottom corner. Tottenham levelled with seconds remaining of the first half, however. Ndombele bamboozled the Saints defence with a dazzling pirouette, before finding Kane down the left, whose first-touch left-footed ball sent Son on his way to fire beyond Alex McCarthy.center_img Promoted ContentWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?10 Albino Animals Who Look Like Ghosts6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Best Tarantino Movie YetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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Alcan buys into $2.7bn SA smelter

first_img27 November 2006Canadian aluminium firm Alcan has signed a power supply agreement with South African state electricity firm Eskom that paves the way for the construction of a US$2.7-billion (almost R20-billion) aluminium smelter in the Coega Industrial Development Zone in the Eastern Cape.Construction on the smelter could “begin in 2008 and result in first metal production before the end of 2010,” Alcan said in a statement on Friday after signing a 25-year power supply contract with Eskom.“Today’s agreement is a key step towards the realisation of this important project – important for both Alcan and South Africa,” Alcan Primary Metal Group CEO Michel Jacques said in the statement.Investment boostSpeaking after the signing, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said Alcan’s investment – one of South Africa’s biggest since 1994 – provided a “clear signal, particularly to multinationals,” of the opportunities that existed in South Africa.Alcan’s Coega project manager, Hal Spencer, told Business Report that the Coega smelter was likely to reach production levels of 720 000 tons of aluminium a year by 2014, making it one of the largest in the world.If Alcan exercised an option to extend it to 1 million tons, Spencer added, it could become the largest aluminium smelter in the world.The project is expected to create about 6 000 new jobs in the construction phase and 1 000 jobs once the smelter starts operating.Friday’s signing means that Coega now has its long-sought “anchor tenant,” regarded as crucial to securing further investment and ensuring the viability of the industrial development zone and the new Port of Ngqura around which the zone is based.Infrastructure developmentThe South African government has spent in the region of R7.5-billion developing the zone and the port – making Coega the single biggest infrastructure project in the country’s history – and Alcan has singled this out as key to the company’s decision to go ahead with the project.“It’s one of the best infrastructures I have seen throughout the world,” Anglo-American CEO-designate Cynthia Carroll – at the time Alcan Primary Metal Group’s CEO – told the Eastern Province Herald in October.“To create the right environment for investment is very important, and establishing locations for investment is a great thing to be doing. And that’s what the government is doing.”Eskom CEO Thulani Gcabashe said on Friday that the Coega smelter would be the first project to benefit from a development electricity pricing programme specifically designed to attract major industrial investors to the country.Alcan will be making a substantial contribution to the smelter: the company said on Friday that it wanted to retain between 25% and 40% of the equity of the project and seek partners for the balance.The SA government, through state-owned finance institution the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), will also inject a huge amount of capital into the project. According to Business Day, the IDC will take up a 15% stake in the smelter, as well as provide up to $100-million in debt finance.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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SA, Botswana grow business ties

first_img30 August 2012 A strong South African business delegation attended the Botswana-South Africa business seminar in Gaborone on Wednesday as President Jacob Zuma began a two-day state visit geared to boosting trade and investment between the two countries. Over 100 business people representing South Africa’s agri-processing, mining, construction, energy, ICT/telecoms, infrastructure and financial services sectors met with their Batswana counterparts at the Gaborone International Conference Centre. The delegates were led by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, together with other government departments and Brand South Africa. “We are looking forward to visiting Botswana with a large delegation of business people who are keen to identify and pursue trade and investment opportunities that exist between the various sectors in our two countries,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said ahead of Wednesday’s seminar. Strong economic ties already exist between the two countries, and South Africa remains Botswana’s major trading partner. South African companies have a huge presence in Botswana and are involved in various sectors, including mining, housing, food and beverages, construction, retail, hotels and leisure, banking and medical services.Zuma to push co-operation on infrastructure Zuma’s state visit, following the successful state visit of President Ian Khama to South Africa in October 2010, was expected to focus on trade and investment, energy, transport, science and technology, environment and security issues. It was also expected to emphasize the need to invest in infrastructure development, especially the need for the two countries to work together on large-scale projects such as cross-border infrastructure, industrial and energy developments. “South Africa and Botswana enjoy very strong historical, economic, social, political and neighbourly relations, which were deepened during South Africa’s struggle for liberation,” the Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Agreements scheduled to be signed during Zuma’s visit include one that paves the way for a bi-national commission at a Presidential level, under which relations between the two countries will be structured going forward. Zuma is being accompanied by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Transport Minister Ben Martins, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, and Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. SAinfo reporter and SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Surface Pro Scarcity: Colossal Fail Or Planned Demand?

first_imgMicrosoft Surface Pro customers, bedazzled by break-dancing pop-hop dance moves and flashy covers from endless Super Bowl-week commercials, were more than a little disappointed and wondering where the hell all these tablets were this weekend?Fire Up The Wayback MachineI didn’t want to buy a Surface Pro this weekend – or, really, ever – but a lot of what I was hearing over the Internet from the friends and colleagues this weekend reminded me of the exact situation that happened when the iPad 2 came out.Faked out by advance reports that the iPad 2 would be sold outside of the Apple store, I went to local stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy back in 2011 only to learn that each store only received one or two of the units to sell. Each.So forgive me if this sounds familiar. After Microsoft’s Panos Paney blogged that the company was working to “replenish supplies as quickly as possible,” commenter Chris James responded:“I went to three Best Buys, and two Future Shops. Sold out everywhere. Not one place had a display model to show off the Surface Pro either. Am I disappointed? Of course, I was really looking forward to ‘trading-up’ my iPad 4 for the Surface Pro, but most of all I am just blown away at the incompetence and total willingness to accept that failure as an option, and then make it seem as though it was a great success for Microsoft.”Other commenters on the same blog entry were less charitable in their opinions. Wrote commenter RB255:“What amazes me is that many reporters are helping to perpetuate this as simply a supply issue when, in fact, it was a blatant attempt to defraud the public. Microsoft did not ship ample supplies except in a few exceptions. Most Best Buy stores across the country received ONE unit each, and I know this for fact as I have been following up with research after trying to buy one on Saturday morning. Staples stores did not get any 128 model Pro in most stores and indicate that you will have to order them. You cannot order them online at either store. The Microsoft store claimed to have units on Saturday but they were holding them for people who had reservations. There was no publicity in advance of the launch about the reservation process, you couldn’t do it online, and the number provided online for the Microsoft stores was a call center who knew nothing about the reservations. The entire time that I was in the area of the MS store in Southpark Mall in Charlotte, NC, no one picked up any units. Do more research and then update your story with facts. Go check out Microsoft, Microsoft Store, and Surface Twitter and Facebook pages and look at the comments from consumers across the country. More did not get the Pro than did and those that did not tell the exact same story. This was not marketing, it was a manufactured ‘sellout’ and it was a FRAUD.”Plan Or Fail?It is easy to get riled up and start accusing Microsoft of manufacturing scarcity in order to ratchet up the demand for these tablets. Microsoft, naturally, will disavow themselves of such a dastardly plan.But here we are, two years after the lessons of the iPad 2 launch that irked so many Apple fans, yet still managed to sell decent unit amounts over the long haul, and you can’t help but wonder if all of this scarcity is intentional.Critics of this notion of planed scarcity will (rightly) ask why in God’s name would Microsoft deliberately hold back on units to sell? That’s an easy one: they don’t want a repeat of HP’s TouchPad debacle, when plenty of units were shipped to retailers on launch, coupled with a massive ad and marketing campaign. But despite plenty of units out on the shelves, many units ended up unsold and gathering dust in outlets like Best Buy and Fry’s. Ultimately, the units were returned to HP en masse, which led to the shuttering of the TouchPad line.That scenario – Surface Pros sitting unsold on shelves and gasp! returned to Microsoft – would be the nightmare for Redmond, a PR disaster that would make Vista and Zune look like walks in the park. Rather than face that kind of failure, better to create the feel of high-demand and keep shelf stock low for now.Because the other option is to freely admit that there is something seriously wrong with the supply chain that Microsoft is using to get these units into retailers’ – and ultimately customers’ – hands. Like someone-should-get-fired wrong.It’s early yet, but I’m betting no one gets fired for any screw ups with the Surface Pro deliveries. Because you can’t screw up what was already planned.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… brian proffitt Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#Surface Pro center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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10 months agoSunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland face having to cash in on Josh Maja this month.Owner Stewart Donald is furious that Maja’s agent has now advised him not to commit his future to the Black Cats.”Yesterday (Thursday), Josh asked to see Jack to say he will sign,” the chairman wrote on social media.”Today (Friday) I got a call from Sky TV saying he won’t sign. Josh advised (us) that his agent has said don’t sign, but no courtesy to tell the club.”Also, we offered what the agent indicated! Busy January ahead.’ But he later added: ‘He wants to sign it, the agent has said don’t! Stay behind him and don’t get on his back – we will try and change his mind.”Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have been monitoring his situation. last_img read more

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a month ago​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partner

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have signed a new multi-year partnership which sees Dutch isotonic drinks manufacturer Osonyq become the club’s official sports drinks partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Continuing the brand’s expansion across European premier leagues, the agreement includes Everton’s men’s, women’s, and youth teams, and will also see Osonyq take up several match day activations at the club’s home stadium Goodison Park.In addition, the drinks vegan-friendly and gluten-free manufacturer will make its products available to purchase at the Premier League club’s official Everton One and Everton Two merchandise stores.Everton’s commercial director Alan McTavishat said that the partnership with Osonyq marks “another exciting addition to our partner portfolio”. last_img read more

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