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The Alavés suffered a flat tire midway to Madrid

first_imgThe team of Asier Garitano He left Vitoria at 4:30 p.m. and planned to arrive in the capital of Madrid four hours later. But He did it about half past eleven at night, that is, investing almost seven hours. There was a blowout on a coach wheel and, halfway, all players had to get off the vehicle to see if it could be repaired. In the end, it was decided to hire another bus and resume the march towards the capital of Spain. The wheel was destroyed and, in case it cannot be repaired tomorrow, Saturday, another coach will be sent from the capital of Alava. The trip has been much longer than expected but, considering that the crash is at 6:30 pm there is plenty of time to rest and prepare the commitment. It will be a very special match due to the return of Asier Garitano to Butarque.The Alaves He usually travels by plane, private charter from Foronda, but on this occasion it has been considered that it was feasible to get off the day before returning to Vitoria without arriving too late. It happens that the Baskonia (which also belongs to the sports group) has also traveled to Fuenlabrada today In a radius of just over 20 kms they will play both Saturday morning. The Alavés at 18.30 and the basketball team, two hours later.last_img read more

“It is confirmed with the coronavirus that we work better together”

first_imgRooney has said that in the Premier, players have been used as “guinea pigs.” Has something like this happened in the League?No. AFE has been in permanent contact with all the institutions and from the first moment we knew what there is and we have worked well.Many alternative solutions are already being put on the table in order to finish the competition. Which one do you see more viable?Right now the most important thing for us is health. From there, the rest will come later. When it stabilizes we will see together. We don’t know any when this situation will last.There have already been cases of clubs that have communicated to their players that they must return to face-to-face training. How will AFE approach this problem?We advise soccer players not to go to the training place to work. It does not make sense that everyone is at home to stop this virus and footballers are going to start training in a group … Individual training can be done.This situation is novel. How does AFE deal with it when asked if there may be layoffs or obligations to go to training or to take vacations?Players have to do what their clubs tell them to. They are workers like any other. What we do ask is that all clubs ensure the health of athletes. There is no going back.If the championship is resumed and extended more than expected, there will be players who will no longer cover the contract they signed until June 30 … Have you thought of any measure to solve it?Not right now. Next week we will meet with the RFEF and LaLiga in the Monitoring Committee and we will see. It worries, but in the long term. Now let’s focus on health. We are in the first phase. It is that we do not know how many days the championship is going to stop altogether. To speak of futures is to speak too much.What are the next steps to be followed by AFE?Stop the virus. There are no more steps. But I already told you that the players want to play again as before and as soon as possible, and to return to normality at work. Footballers are happy playing and they want to play every game, be happy and help people. Now they know that responsibility is involved and then it will be their turn to compete again.It had been a long time since you saw so much union between institutions. Has the coronavirus linked LaLiga, RFEF and AFE?You are right. I always said so. I would love for us to have a closer relationship between everyone, between CSD, LaLiga, RFEF and AFE. All together we can fight problems and we have to be much more united and not only for these very serious problems. It has been confirmed that together we are a good team and we work better together. We must look for the general good and we are on the right track.At least we are going to get rid of all the RFEF elections …It would make perfect sense to be delayed. Now the important thing is health. It is a matter of common sense and you have to find logical solutions.How true is it that you traveled to Porto to convince Casillas to take the step to stand for election?I have a lot of relationship with Iker. I do not have anything to hide. Her parents are neighbors of my family in Boadilla and we have known each other for a long time. I went to see how he was because he is living a delicate personal situation. It hurts me that they want to get personal topics interested. I understand the curiosity, but I do not have a vote in the elections and AFE will always give the players the opportunity to decide what to do. Collected in his house in Madrid, like the rest of the responsible citizens, David Aganzo (Leganés, 1981) heeds the call from AS to analyze the coronavirus crisis that has paralyzed sport and which has already resulted in numerous infected footballers whom He represents from the union he presides over.First, how are you and your family?Fine, thank goodness, fine. The closest people are without symptoms, so I’m not complaining.He has been seen on television wearing a mask. Are you especially concerned?I have to take care of myself a little more because of a failure that I have from birth. I was born with a deficit of defenses and my immunity is lower than most. Let’s say that, unfortunately, I am a population at risk. It happened to me when I was playing. You have to be careful, monitor the level of vitamins, iron and such things. But come on, I’m fine.How does time kill at home? Maybe it gives us some idea …Teleworking, which for many is new. The little time we have left, because watching series and reading. We are not bored. And you have to do sports. At the moment, in three days I have not gained weight … I had already gained everything before (laughs).Did you think a few days ago that I was going to get so ugly?We already warned you. We were very concerned and made aware of the situation by the fact that we have a great relationship with the Italian footballers union (The president is his former partner in Levante, Damiano Tommassi) They already told us that at first it seemed like a simple virus but that very serious things were happening as we are now seeing in Spain. We are on alert, but we must have peace of mind. Hopefully soon it will lessen to the point of disappearing.There are already several cases of infection in Spanish football. Have you spoken to those affected?No the truth is no. I have not spoken directly to them. But we have been in contact with many soccer players, most of them captains of our soccer. Cases have come out, like all over the world. The virus makes no difference and we are all human. It is a global issue and not a sport. When we wrote the letter to the CSD, LaLiga and the RFEF to stop the competitions, we knew perfectly well what we were talking about, although, yes, not the level we are at. It seems like you still have to go through higher peaks, so calm down. We must be at home protecting ourselves.AFE was the first body to demand that the competition be suspended but it took a couple of days. Do you think it should have been done before?Yes. It could have been done before but we didn’t get anything out of looking back or blaming anyone. It is the point where we are. We all have to add and be responsible. You can’t play with people’s health.What do soccer players transmit to you when you talk to them?Concern. It is the first time this has happened to us and it is normal. There is a lot of uncertainty about training and contracts. We are trying to convey tranquility. The first thing is health and then we will see everything else. We await instructions from the Government for everything.While some companies lay off these days, do EREs and ERTEs, their union has many of its 10,000 members calling to inquire. They still have to be reinforced …The truth is that we do not stop. It is what it touches and it is our function. We are talking to everyone who requests it. We are asking for calm and that closeness with the changing rooms always exists because we have delegates from all over Spain to reach all the teams and categories. People are understanding that you have to train individually, not catch or catch it.last_img read more

Curry on Warriors’ Game 7 comeback win: ‘There’s always time to turn it around’

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A miserable first half for Golden State saw Eric Gordon make it 54-43 on the stroke of half-time with an aggressive driving layup.Yet Golden State flicked the switch after the break, and Curry and Durant soon began raining down buckets from distance.A Durant three-pointer tied it at 61-61 and Curry then struck with a three of his own to give Warriors a 64-61 lead, the first time they had led since a fleeting 9-7 advantage early in the first.Two more quick threes from Curry gave the Warriors a nine-point advantage at 72-63, and from their the NBA champions were too strong as an increasingly desperate Houston chased the game.Kerr later said there had been no hint of panic at halftime as the Warriors trailed.“I just tried to remind them that at halftime it was an 11-point game, and that’s two minutes. If we get a couple of stops and a few threes we’re back in it,” Kerr said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Extremely frustrating’Rockets ace James Harden, who finished with 32 points, said his team’s second-half performances in games six and seven had decided the fate of the series.“One half of basketball. Two games, six and seven. We just didn’t have the same energy that we had in the first half, the pace,” Harden said. “It’s extremely frustrating.”Earlier it looked as if Houston were ready to snap the Golden State-Cleveland monopoly, shrugging off the injury absence of Chris Paul to make a fast start.The Rockets swarmed over the vaunted Warriors offense to keep the visitors firmly on the back foot.The Warriors looked nervous from the outset, with a string of early mistakes that included two turnovers.Durant missed three free throws in a row early on as Houston gradually pulled into a 24-19 first quarter lead.A disgusted Kerr told a courtside television interviewer it was the “one of the worst quarters of basketball we’ve ever played.”The pressure continued in the second, with Clint Capela outstanding on defense for Houston with a string of rebounds.The Rockets pulled away in the second, with Harden to the fore as the hosts moved 15 points clear with both Durant and Curry struggling from three-point range. The Warriors’ Western Conference finals game seven victory in Houston handed them a 4-3 series win, and came after the Rockets had led by as many as 15 points in the first half.READ: Round 4: It’s Cleveland vs. Golden State, againFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Warriors had looked vulnerable after a sluggish first-half performance that saw them trail 54-43 at half-time.But just as they have done throughout the playoffs, the Warriors found an extra gear in the third period, with Curry and Durant suddenly finding their range from three-point distance to come roaring back into the contest. POC eyes anti-doping information drive amid Ravena ban “Basketball is a 48-minute game and no matter how badly we played, how many shots we missed, there’s always time to turn it around,” Curry said. “The second half was unbelievable. Happy to be back in the finals.”The Warriors outscored the Rockets by 33-15 in the third quarter, surging into a double-digit lead that they never looked like surrendering.Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni meanwhile attempted to put a brave face on a loss which came after his team had battled into a 3-2 lead earlier in the series.“I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” D’Antoni said. “There’s no quit in them. We saw where the bar was this year, but we just couldn’t quite get there.“We’ll take our summer off and then we’ll try it again next season.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Stephen Curry inspired a second-half fightback as the reigning champion Golden State Warriors booked their fourth consecutive NBA finals appearance with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday.Curry scored 27 points with Kevin Durant adding 34 as the Warriors advanced to an unprecedented fourth NBA finals meeting in a row against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Clips of the week – Friday, November 14

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All set for Koth Biro semi finals

first_img0Shares0000In one of the most entertaining matches this edition the Bees went up early through a Clyde Sena shot in the 5’. Beirut equalized in the 17’ through Solomon Masika.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 28 – The 2017 Annual Kothbiro football Tournament enters its semi-finals stage with a match to be played on Friday and Saturday at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani estate.First match will be surprise tournament package South B United taking on last year’s semi-finalists Beirut in a battle that not only represents football’s 90 minutes but also the pride of  traditional football Estate against a middle class neighbourhood amongst many other differences. South B has slew a giant in the name of star studded Pumwani All Stars on Wednesday morning by a single goal superbly headed in by Abraham Dawo in the 74’ from a corner kick.Beirut had an equally tough quarter final match against tournament rattlers and darlings of the fans Umeme Bees.In one of the most entertaining matches this edition the Bees went up early through a Clyde Sena shot in the 5’. Beirut equalized in the 17’ through Solomon Masika.The rest of the match, fans were entertained through dazzling skills and passing as Beirut endured wave after wave of assault by the Bees. The last season’s 2 runner-up held their ground and it paid off as they won the post-match penalties 5 -3.The third quarter-final match on Thursday morning Kingstone had their day cut out by FIFA Best who mesmerized the crowd especially the first half scoring in the 20’ and netting their second in the 79’.A hard fighting Kingtone recovered late in the second half buoyed by their chanting fans and their pressing forward was rewarded by an 88’ penalty which was converted expertly by Eugene Oduor. The goal was to be a consolation as the match ended a few minutes later.In the last quarter-final match, Team GAA-Huruma dismissed MASA 5-4 through post-match penalties after a one all draw in regulation time. MASA went in front through Kennedy Otieno’s neat tap in in the 18’. Team GAA had to sweat it out and equalized in the 63’ through Tyson Otieno.The second semi-final will be a tactical duel with FIFA Best against Team GAA-Huruma (God Above All) on Saturday evening.Fixtures:3pm Friday 29, South B United vs Beirut3pm Saturday 30, FIFA Best vs Team GAA-Huruma0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United make £28m move for Dortmund star, Liverpool want Real starlet? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United have made an increased £28million move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Old Trafford giants have upped the ante in their attempts to land the Borussia Dortmund midfielder with a significantly improved second offer. And there is increasing confidence a deal for Mkhitaryan will be agreed. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea have made their move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with a £19.2million bid. The Blues are huge fans of the 24-year-old centre-back. But Napoli want £30million for their Senegalese centre-back and have already rejected Chelsea’s offer. (Daily Mirror)Willian is set to sign a bumper new contract at Chelsea. And that will be bad news for his former boss Jose Mourinho, who was desperate to take the Brazilian to Manchester United. (The Sun)Real Madrid have slapped a staggering £60m price tag on Alvaro Morata after taking advantage of a clause to re-sign the striker from Juventus. It has already scared off Arsenal who believe that is way too much and it could leave a straight fight between Manchester United and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)Gareth Bale will return to Spain after the European Championship to a ‘contract for life’ at Real Madrid. The news will scupper the interest from Premier League powerhouses but shows once again the growing presence of Bale as one of the world’s very best players. (Daily Mail)Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard to Liverpool. The German boss is ready to bring in a host of fresh talent during his first summer transfer window in charge of the club. And Klopp is interested in young midfielder Odegaard. (Daily Express)Liverpool have no intention of joining the race to sign Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend. The Reds have been linked with a move for the England international, who has a £10.5million buyout clause. However, Jurgen Klopp is not in for Townsend and is  instead keen on securing the services of Southampton’s Sadio Mane, who would command a fee of around £30million. (Liverpool Echo)Borussia Moenchengladbach are prepared to break their £11.5m transfer record to sign Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen permanently. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City want to sign Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane by tomorrow – but Bayern Munich are holding up the deal. The German star’s representatives have been holding talks with Schalke since yesterday to finalise the £40m move. Bayern have made a last-ditched attempt to snap-up the 20-year-old – but don’t want to sign him until next season. (The Sun)Juventus have confirmed that they are yet to receive any bids for Manchester Unitedand Real Madrid target Paul Pogba. (Daily Mirror)Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has had a medical with Leicester ahead of a £12million move. Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is also pursuing a move for £12.7million Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina. (Daily Mirror)Watford remain determined to keep Troy Deeney from joining Leicester and have reiterated the striker is not for sale following a meeting on Tuesday. The Hornets have rejected two bids for their captain from the Foxes after turning down Leicester’s latest offer of £25million offer at the weekend. (Daily Mail)West Ham have had a £2.3million bid rejected for Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson. (Daily Mirror)Blackburn Rovers are in talks over a move for former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell. The 22-year-old was released by United at the end of the season and is available as a free agent. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Zlatan transfer latest: Striker has already SIGNED for Manchester United, talkSPORT toldChelsea transfer latest: Blues join West Ham and Everton in chase for Juventus misfit striker Simone ZazaNuri Sahin set for Jurgen Klopp reunion at Liverpool? Galatasaray also interested in Borussia Dortmund misfitNewcastle transfer news: Napoli and Roma readying moves for Magpies star Moussa SissokoManchester United transfer news: Red Devils rivalling Inter Milan for Ezequiel Garaylast_img read more

Train stalled 25 hours as food, toilet paper run out

first_img The Silver Meteor left Orlando, Fla., at 1 p.m. Thursday and was stuck in Jacksonville, Fla., for 12 hours. It was then stalled for half a day south of Savannah, waiting for the freight train to be moved. It finally pulled into Penn Station at 11:30 a.m. Saturday – 25 hours after it was supposed to. The incident is another black eye for Amtrak, which lost a half-billion dollars last year and has been battered by competition from airlines and criticism about delays and shoddy equipment. Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell apologized for the snafu but blamed CSX, the freight line, for low-balling its estimate of how long it would take to clear the derailment. “We thought the best thing to do was hold the trains, but it kept getting pushed back,” she said. “The derailment happened in an inconvenient location where we had no alternate route.” Amtrak tried to charter buses for passengers but couldn’t find any on a holiday weekend, she said. As for complaints about food running out, Connell said there was plenty on board – as long as passengers were willing to pay for it with their credit cards. Asked why Amtrak didn’t give hungry riders meals during the delay, Connell said, “I don’t know.” She added that boxed lunches were given out when the train got to South Carolina. Not everyone on the Silver Meteor was furious with Amtrak. Sharon Sjogren, of Baldwin, N.Y., who was traveling with her 16-month-old daughter, said the crew was “wonderful” and did the best they could. Still, she conceded the trip from Jacksonville might be her last by rail. “We’re all afraid of flying, but this might have cured us,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Some of the 250 passengers stuck on board told tales of clogged toilets, crying babies and families that didn’t have enough cash for extra meals in the dining car. “They didn’t want to feed us or nothing,” said Georgette Neal, a mother from Brooklyn who was traveling with her three kids. “It’s just the worst.” Riders pooled money with strangers to buy food they shared among themselves. Elderly passengers fretted about not having enough medication to get them through the delay. Airline worker Patricia Greaves, 46, ended up paying for a hotel room she never slept in. Karen Chiel, a mother of two from Port Washington, N.Y., said her low point came when she saw seven armed sheriff’s deputies running through the train in Savannah, apparently responding to an upset rider. “It was an absolute nightmare of a trip,” she said. NEW YORK – The Amtrak train that was delayed for more than 24 hours finally pulled into Penn Station on Saturday – long after many passengers had run out of toilet paper, food and patience. “I can guarantee I will never step foot on another Amtrak again,” said Bernard Marcoccia, 44, a truck driver from Syracuse, N.Y. “They treated us worse than the freight. “I hate their guts. They were absolutely useless, totally incompetent, totally unprepared.” The Silver Meteor from Florida to New York was stalled twice after a freight train derailed in Savannah, Ga., at a “choke point” on a north-south line, authorities said. last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_imgHanukkah story time with songs, 7-8 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Hanukkah Family Festival will feature children’s crafts, live music, entertainment, hot latkes and a raffle, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sponsored by Chabad of SCV. Call (661) 254-3434. — To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 2 Swansea 1

first_imgChelsea are on course for an unconvincing opening-day victory courtesy of Oscar’s clever free-kick and a fortunate deflected strike by Willian.Oscar put the champions ahead and moments after Andrew Ayew’s equaliser, Willian restored the lead when his cross looped in to the far corner.Bafetimbi Gomis twice went close as Swansea created the better chances in the opening 15 minutes, glancing a header wide and seeing a shot brilliantly blocked by a scrambling John Terry.Ki Sung-Yueng then had a fierce strike parried away by Thibaut Courtois, who started in goal for the champions despite an injury scare that saw him need treatment just before kick off.Chelsea’s more obvious injury concern Diego Costa was in typically fiery form and could easily have been awarded a penalty following a desperate lunging tackle by Federico Fernandez, which referee Michael Oliver felt brushed the ball before taking down the Spain striker.But Chelsea did not have to wait much longer to go ahead, Oscar’s inswinging free-kick from the left flank eluded everyone and found the far corner of the net.Swansea levelled within six minutes when debutant Ayew neatly found the net on the second attempt after Courtois did brilliantly to keep out a Gomis header.However, their celebrations were cut short almost immediately when Willian’s driven cross from the left took the cruellest of deflections and found the far corner.Costa’s inclusion, despite missing the last two pre-season fixtures with his ongoing hamstring injury, meant summer signing Radamel Falcao and fellow striker Loic Remy were both among the substitutes.Cesc Fabragas and Nemanja Matic started as the deep-lying midfield duo, with Oscar deployed as the number ten and Willian and Eden Hazard on the flanks.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ramires, Mikel, Moses, Remy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Facebook opens offices in South Africa

first_imgIn a first for the continent, Facebook has opened an office in Johannesburg. The social networking platform is already a central part of people’s lives in Africa, it says. And with more than a billion people in Africa, “we want to do more to help people and businesses connect”.Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke is Facebook’s new Head of Africa at the Johannesburg based office. (Image: APO)Priya PitamberSocial media network Facebook has opened its first offices on the continent. Based in Johannesburg’s Melrose Arch, the lady at the helm is Ogilvy veteran Nunu Ntshingila, the global company’s new head of Africa.https://www.brandsouthafrica.com/tourism-south-africa/geographyAfrica is vitalFacebook has asserted the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people to grow locally and regionally.“Africa is important to Facebook, and this office is a key part of our strategy to expand our investment and presence across EMEA,” said Nicola Mendelsohn, the vice-president of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). “Facebook is already a central part of people’s lives in Africa, and with more than a billion people in Africa, we want to do more to help people and businesses connect.”She said the group was inspired by the ways people and business in Africa used the platform. “This momentum in Africa comes on top of strong advertiser partnerships and excellent adoption of our products across all regions,” Mendelsohn stated. “In Q1 2015, 52% of our total ad revenue came from outside the US and Canada. But we’re just getting started.”Growth for businessesThe platform’s active user population in Africa grew 20% to 120 million in June 2015 from 100 million in September 2014. More than 80% of these people access Facebook from their cellphones.“Mobile is not a trend,” Mendelsohn added. “It’s the fastest development in communications we’ve ever seen. This couldn’t be truer in Africa – where so many people are mobile-only. This new office is a significant milestone for Facebook and our teams want to partner with businesses across the continent.”The new offices will also support customers from the continent. Ari Kesisoglu, the regional director of Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Facebook, said the company was committed to creating tailored solutions to people and businesses specifically in Africa.“Our priority for the next few months is to continue the work we are already doing with some clients in this region,” Kesisoglu added. “We will work closer with businesses and agencies to understand the challenges, so that we can build solutions that help grow their business.“People increasingly want to be connected to the world around them and desire information about new services and products to better their lives. At the same time, businesses need stronger, more flexible and less fragmented ways of reaching people in sub-Saharan Africa. Our mission will be to connect brands and consumers in Africa, creating value for all parties in the process.”Nunu NtshingilaMendelsohn said they were delighted to have Ntshingila on board.“Ntshingila will join our team in September and work with businesses and agencies across the region,” she said.Ntshingila is a graduate of the University of Swaziland and Morgan State University in the US, and has had senior positions at Nike and the South African Tourism board. She also helped with the expansion of advertising agency Ogilvy’s network in Sub Saharan Africa, which covers about 27 countries.Let’s get socialThe online social networking site, Facebook, launched in February 2004. It was created by Harvard University students Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The company’s current headquarters are in Menlo Park, California.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more