Weekend round-up: Hazard on Spurs, QPR boss defends Polter and hails Ingram

first_imgA recap of the action during a weekend when Chelsea and Brentford both won by convincing margins, QPR were held at home, while Fulham suffered defeat to Nottingham Forest…Chelsea enjoyed a resounding win on the south coastBournemouth 1 Chelsea 4 Match report  Hiddink reaction  Player ratings Action: Eden Hazard’s first Premier League goals in almost a year and three assists from Cesc Fabregas inspired Chelsea to victory.Reaction: Afterwards, Blues boss Guus Hiddink said he sensed Hazard was getting his sharpness back prior to the win at Bournemouth.Chelsea could have a big say in the title race, with both Tottenham and Leicester having to come to Stamford Bridge – and Hazard admitted the Blues players knew who they would prefer to see lift the Premier League trophy.Blues man of the match: Fabregas’ outstanding performance caught the eye in a strong attacking team display – click here to see how we rated the players.Matt Smith scored only his second goal of the season.Fulham 1 Nottingham Forest 3Match report  Jokanovic reaction  Action: Matt Smith’s first goal since August was not enough to spark a Fulham comeback as they paid for a poor first half at Craven Cottage.Reaction: After this latest defeat, Whites head coach Slavisa Jokanovic promised a summer rebuilding programme to end the glut of goals his Fulham side are conceding.Meanwhile, Forest’s interim boss Paul Williams said his side were finally getting their reward for their hard work – and explained what changes he had made to the side since taking over.Lasse Vibe scored in the Bees’ win at MK Dons.MK Dons 1 Brentford 4 Match report   Action: Brentford romped to a fifth win in six games as they came from behind to confirm MK Dons’ relegation.Grant Hall has been excellent for QPR this season.QPR 1 Reading 1Match report  Hasselbaink reaction  Player ratings  Action: Grant Hall scored his first goal for QPR but it was not enough to give them victory at Loftus Road.Reaction: Afterwards, Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink defended Sebastian Polter after the striker’s late miss and spoke about the kind of players QPR need to sign for next season.The Dutchman also singled out three of his players for praise, predicting goalkeeper Matt Ingram would go on to be a Premier League player.Rangers man of the match: Ingram looked confident on his home debut – click here to see how we think the other R’s players fared.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

India women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur demoted to constable by Punjab Police

first_imgIndia Women’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been demoted to constable. She was posted as a trainee Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Punjab Armed Police. A formal communication on the demotion was expected to be made later on Tuesday, official sources told India Today.”She is being retained as a constable till she improves her qualification and submits a valid degree.The decision has been taken and orders were under process,” said Raveen Thukral, media advisor to Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh,.The chief minister’s decision was made after the bachelor degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet was found to be bogus.According to sources, police officials approached authorities at the Meerut-based Chaudhary Charan Singh University in April to get the degree verified. Harmanpreet had submitted the document in March this year when she was appointed as DSP.Police authorities were reluctant to speak on the issue as the final call was taken by the Punjab chief minister, who had himself honoured the cricketer in March after she was relieved by Indian Railways as Office Superintendent.”The bachelor degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet has found to be fake.Further action is to be taken by the higher authorities,” Commandant, 80th Battalion, Punjab Armed Police, Raghbir Singh said.Sources said state government authorities were not in a mood to take any punitive action against Harmanpreet except the demotion. A bachelor’s degree is a pre-requisite to be appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police even if the appointment is from the sports quota.advertisementHowever, submitting a fake degree is a serious crime and according to law, Harmanpreet can be booked for fraud and cheating.Interestingly enough, Harmanpreet’s degree was not verified by the Railway authorities which appointed her Office Superintendent a year ago.She had even completed the first year of her tenure.Captain Amrinder Singh had not only offered a DSP’s post for Harmanpreet but had also intervened with Railway authorities to waive off her remaining contract period. Ironically, he has now been compelled to demote her.Harmanpreet’s father Harminder Singh and other family members refused to come on record. Harminder had earlier confirmed to India Today that Harmanpreet finished her studies from a Moga school.According to the bogus degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet, she graduated in 2011 from Chaudhary Charan Singh University which was unfounded.last_img read more

Cosco Wins Concession of Khalifa Ports New Terminal

first_imgzoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has awarded a 35-year concession to build and operate a new container terminal at Khalifa Port to China-based Cosco Shipping Ports Limited – Abu Dhabi (CSPL SPV).Cosco Shipping Ports Limited will operate a container terminal with a draft depth of 18 metres, with 1200 metres of quay wall and adjacent land. The first 800 metres of the quay length is expected to commence operations in the first half of 2018 and the later 400 metres is set to commence operations in 2020.Once the expansion areas are occupied, the concession area will span an area of approximately 70 hectares with 3 berths, which will add 2.4 million TEUs a year to the port’s existing capacity of 2.5 million TEUs.The agreement includes the option for a further 600 metre of quay length in the future to allow for anticipated volume growth, the nominal annual handling capacity will increase to 3.5 million TEUs when all phases are complete, creating a new overall annual capacity of up to 6 million TEUs.The global port operator giant is establishing a joint venture company to operate the new Khalifa Port Container Terminal 2 in Khalifa Port, which will be entitled concession rights of the terminal for a span of 35 years, with a renewable period of 5 additional years. CSPL SPV will have the controlling stake in the joint venture company, Abu Dhabi Ports said.“The signing of the concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports Company and COSCO Shipping Ports Limited will significantly expand trade between China, the UAE and the broader region. It will greatly enhance the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s role as a key logistics and trading hub, between East and West and will also serve to further diversify the UAE’s dynamic and growing economy,” Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of ADPC, said.last_img read more