Pedro strikes on debut to clinch Chelsea’s first win of the season

first_img Pedro Pedro scored 20 minutes into his Chelsea debut to help the ten-man Blues earn their first win of the season in a barnstorming encounter at West Brom.Thibaut Courtois saved James Morrison’s penalty before the Spaniard opened the scoring with the aid of a deflection.Diego Costa capped a flowing counter attack to double the visitors’ lead before Morrison’s half volley pulled a goal back for the Baggies.Cesar Azpilicueta notched his first Chelsea goal to restore the Blues’ two-goal lead and, despite captain John Terry’s dismissal and Morrison’s second after the break, Jose Mourinho’s side hung on to claim a morale-boosting victory.The high intensity of the game was set in the early stages, and the Baggies should have gone ahead after the lively Callum McManaman was tripped inside the box by Nemanja Matic.Morrison went for power from the spot, duly sacrificing placement and making it easy for Courtois to save with his legs on his return from a one-match ban.With Morrison smarting from his miss, Chelsea delivered a sucker punch through Pedro’s first goal in English football after a fine interchange with Eden Hazard.The Blues then doubled their lead after a brilliant breakaway involving Azpilicueta and Willian before Pedro turned provider for Costa to slide in at the back post.Morrison halved the arrears and made up for his poor penalty with a sweetly struck volley but Azpilicueta was on hand to restore the two-goal lead just seven minutes later with a cool finish.After the break, the rollercoaster game took another twist when Terry, following a difficult week in which his selection came under scrutiny, was shown a straight red card for clumsily felling Salomon Rondon when the Venezuelan was through on goal.The sending off tipped the momentum firmly in the favour of the hosts, and Morrison was on hand again to grab a goal back with a clever header from McManaman’s perfect cross.Costa and substitute Radamel Falcao were both wasteful as the visitors looked to guarantee the three points, while Rondon and McManaman went close at the other end.Serge Gnabry, on loan from Arsenal, looked bright in a brief cameo for the Baggies but they couldn’t make the numerical advantage count as Mourinho’s men held out. 1last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: BADGER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AS IT LEAVES ITS SETT

first_imgCO DONEGAL’S cleverest nature and wildlife photographer has struck gold again.Inishowen woman Martina Gardiner has already featured on donegaldaily.com with her videos of foxes and squirrels.Now she has come up with ‘the impossible’ – daylight footage of a badger leaving its sett. Said Martina: “I’m a little nearer my dream of photographing these beautiful animals in daylight. With some scrummy treats this one appears at 5.30pm just before the February sunset.”Click to play. DDTV VIDEO: BADGER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AS IT LEAVES ITS SETT was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Co DonegalDDTV VIDEO: BADGER CAUGHT ON CAMERA AS IT LEAVES ITS SETTInishowenlast_img read more

December 16 2003 The last workshop of the year ha

first_imgDecember 16, 2003The last workshop of the year has come to an end. Everyone in the group completed successfully, and several people will be staying at Arcosanti as volunteers. The first workshop of 2004 will begin on February 1.[Photo: AA & Text: KH]last_img

Spotify to test how its music service plays on Wall Street

The Swedish company will make its stock market debut Tuesday, casting a spotlight on its early lead in music streaming—a still-evolving field trying to hook people on the idea that it’s better to subscribe for online access to millions of tunes than to buy individual albums and singles.Spotify CEO Daniel Elk sought to manage expectations, saying he expects a bumpy road.”I have no doubt that there will be ups and downs as we continue to innovate and establish new capabilities,” Elk said in a blog post Monday evening.”Nothing ever happens in a straight line—the past ten years have certainly taught me that.”Spotify has struck a chord with 71 million worldwide subscribers so far and is aiming to increase that number to as many as 96 million subscribers by the end of the year.By comparison, Apple’s nearly 3-year-old music streaming service has 38 million subscribers. A list of other formidable competitors that includes Google and Amazon also offer similar music streaming services, raising the specter of Spotify being wiped out by far richer rivals.Spotify’s early lead in music streaming has drawn comparisons to Netflix, which built upon its pioneering role in DVD-by-mail rentals and then video streaming to create a hugely successful, subscription-driven franchise that has produced spectacular returns for the company’s investors.A $10,000 investment in Netflix’s 2002 initial public stock offering would now be worth more than $2.6 million, leaving some investors wondering if Spotify might be on a similar trajectory in music streaming.”The similarities here, we believe, are much greater than the differences,” RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney wrote in a recent research note assessing the parallels between Spotify and Netflix.Besides blending technology with a subscription model to reshape a popular form of entertainment, Spotify and Netflix have a common executive in their lineage. Spotify’s current chief financial officer, Barry McCarthy, held the same job when Netflix went public and remained in that position until leaving the video service in 2010.Unlike Netflix, Spotify still isn’t profitable, having lost more than 2.4 billion euros ($3 billion) since it started more than a decade ago. Spotify has also made it clear that it intends to remain focused on adding more subscribers instead of making money for now.Netflix has also set itself apart from its rivals in video streaming by spending billions on original programming such as “Stranger Things,” and “The Crown.” Analysts are worried that will be more difficult for Spotify to do because it is primarily negotiating for the same music streaming rights as Apple, Google and Amazon—companies that can afford to pay even more, if they want.”One of the big questions about Spotify is whether they can take it to the next level like Netflix has,” said Daniel Morgan, senior portfolio manager for Synovus Trust.Spotify Technology SA also is making its Wall Street debut in an unconventional way. It’s using a “direct listing” on the New York Stock Exchange that will allow the company’s early investors and employees to sell as many shares as they want whenever they want. That’s a departure from a traditional initial public offering in which a company and a few select investors first sell a limited amount of stock at a starting price determined by investment bankers who spend weeks gauging investor demand.The direct listing could result in wild swings in Spotify’s stock pricing during the first few days of trading, especially since Spotify’s shares have sold in a range of $48.93 to $132.50 in privately negotiated transactions during the first 11 weeks of this year.”Normally, companies don’t pursue a direct listing. While I appreciate that this path makes sense for most, Spotify has never been a normal kind of company,” CEO Elk said.”Our focus isn’t on the initial splash. Instead, we will be working on trying to build, plan, and imagine for the long term.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Spotify is about to find out whether investors view its music streaming service as a budding superstar or a flash in the pan. Spotify’s music service seeks to drum up $1 billion in IPO © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Spotify to test how its music service plays on Wall Street (2018, April 3) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-spotify-music-wall-street.html This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Spotify app on an iPad in Baltimore. On Tuesday, April 3. music-streaming pioneer Spotify plans an initial public offering of stock. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) read more