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January 20, 2020

Improved Spurs keep up chase for EPL title

first_imgLONDON (AP):Unlike last season’s title race, Tottenham know they are not on the wrong side of a popularity contest in their pursuit of Chelsea.Leicester were the undoubted pick of the neutrals as they fought off Tottenham’s challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May.Now Tottenham occupy the role of the underdog, sitting four points behind Chelsea after swatting aside Bournemouth 4-0 yesterday.”We expended a lot of energy fighting against Leicester, but against West Brom, against Chelsea, against the media,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said, recalling last season’s late costly draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. “We fought against everyone, but now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play.”If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs’ remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etch another new name in the Premier League trophy. A triumph for Chelsea, who are at Manchester United today, would be far less enchanting, given the west London club has won the league four times since 2005.RACKING UP THE WINSAll Tottenham can do is keep racking up the wins – yesterday’s was the seventh in a row – and raising the goal-difference advantage over Chelsea in case it matters. Tottenham have a six-goal edge over Chelsea by that reckoning after another irresistible performance that produced a club-record 12th straight home win.Even substitute Vincent Jansson managed to score his first goal from open play eight months into the misfiring striker’s first Premier League campaign, wrapping up the victory in stoppage time. It was opened by Mousa Dembele scoring his first goal of the season in the 16th minute, ghosting into the penalty area unmarked to meet Christian Eriksen’s corner.Inside three minutes, Son Heung-min put the ball through goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s legs for his 19th goal of the campaign to become the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season since Cha Bum-kun for Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.Yesterday’s other results: Sunderland 2 West Ham 2; Crystal Palace 2 Leicester 2; Everton 3 Burnley 1; Stoke 3 Hull 1; Watford 1 Swansea 0; Southampton 0 Manchester City 3.last_img read more

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August 11, 2019

Emirates will increase capacity on its services to

first_imgEmirates will increase capacity on its services to Egypt from 29 October 2017, with the launch of four additional scheduled flights every week to Cairo.The four new flights will increase the number of frequencies between the two cities to three each day, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 21.“Emirates is committed to offering customers more flights choices, which will enable them to seamlessly connect to points across the Middle East, Asia, Americas, Africa and Australia including Bahrain, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Cape Town, Entebbe, Melbourne, and Sydney; while experiencing the most comfortable and entertaining experience in the sky,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ senior vice president commercial operations for Africa. “We will continue to invest in Egypt, empowering the local economy and helping it expand its business and tourism presence.”Similar to the current service between the two cities, the new flights will be operated by a 360-seat Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration featuring 8 private suites and 42 Business Class seats; adding a total of 1440 seats each way per week on the route as well as 23 tonnes of additional capacity for cargo per flight.The additional Dubai–Cairo flight EK 925 will leave Dubai at 2050hrs and will arrive in Cairo at 2305hrs. The return flight, EK926, will depart Cairo at 0045hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0615hrs.As with all Emirates flights, customers travelling to and from Cairo can access more than 2500 channels of visual and audio entertainment on the airline’s award winning ice system, featuring the latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family-friendly products and services for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies, priority boarding for families and the use of free strollers at Dubai International Airport.In addition to the onboard comforts and products, customers will experience the hospitality of Emirates’ multinational cabin crew while enjoying regional and international cuisine, as well as complimentary beverages. They will also enjoy extra generous Emirates baggage allowance of up to 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class. The additional services also provide more opportunities for members of Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates airline, to earn Skywards Miles on their travel.Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week. Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai to match customer demand. Today, Emirates operates 17 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai. Globally, the airline employs more than 2000 Egyptian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including over 800 cabin crew.last_img read more

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