Monthly Merchandise Review — August 2018

first_imgShare This!Ahoy! I know, not the typical way to start a merchandise review. But if you’re looking for treasures from the high seas, you’re in luck. This month, I’m showing the plunder available on the Disney Fantasy on my recent cruise. Shipboard merchandise is somewhat limited compared to what you find on land, but there are plenty of awesome finds just waiting to be seen. Let’s dive on it!More often than not, if I’m coming home with a souvenir from a cruise, it has been a Tervis cup. They’re incredibly usable while on board, and with tile floor throughout the house, they’re my drinkware of choice. They had “normal” Tervis cups, but also Tervis wine glasses and water cups.Here’s a close-up of the pattern on the water cup. I couldn’t justify buying any more, but I thought about it!Clothing is also very popular on the cruise. And yes, the spirit jersey trend continues at sea. I’ve been reducing my wardrobe at home, and I wouldn’t get much use out of a long-sleeve spirit jersey in Florida, but I really liked the look of this one.When I first saw this spirit jersey, I wasn’t too thrilled about the look, as it looked more flimsy than the others. Then I realized–it’s a spirit jersey rash guard. What do you think? Goofy or great?Also on the trend boat, rose gold is everywhere here as well. Given the limited amount of room to display items on board, rose gold got an entire section with headbands, backpacks, and (of course) spirit jerseys.They also had these wallets that I can’t imagine actually using, but if you need the entire rose gold experience….I almost bought this jacket, except they were out of my size, and again, living in Florida means that one jacket will last you for years upon years. I loved the retro design and silky feel, though.I’m not much of a fan of the I’m in love with the Captain shirt (and Pete was the captain of Steamboat Willie, not Mickey, so….). Yes, it may be a little corny, but I do like the Sea the Fantasy one.In the end, I bought the blue shirt on the right in this photo. It’s a comfy shirt, and it has sparkles. What’s not to love?There’s plenty of clothing for all ages, including a two-piece set and a lovely Minnie shirt in blue.You’ll certainly see kids of all ages on board, so no surprise there’s clothing for infants and toddlers.I’m still trying to make up my mind whether I like the retro Minnie style that they had on a lot of the merchandise. For instance, I liked this shirt…These went down into the “Just Okay” category for me…But this one wasn’t a style I liked at all. Is it the Minnie design or is it the shirt itself? Do any of you like it?For boy’s clothing, the emphasis was on the new-style Mickey from the new Mickey Mouse shorts. I’d love to see them do a complete short where the gang goes on DCL (beyond that one scene with Donald in Flipperboobootosis–can you tell I like the cartoons?).Toddler-size clothing was also available for the boys on board.Confession time–I saw this shirt out of the corner of my eye and thought that it said something very, very different. An honest mistake, really!If you want to get your Pirate on while on board, there’s plenty of last-minute options. Not all of them are outright Disney-themed either, like this one that you could wear to…..your other pirate-themed parties you attend?If your girl decides she wants to dress up, but you can’t get into the Pirate’s League for the full makeover, there’s still plenty of options for Disney to help for a few pieces of eight.Couples shirts. You either love ’em or hate ’em, right? I often find these just a tad awkward, because who knows who that hook is pointing at…Thanks to Star Wars and Marvel day at sea cruises, and the popularity of Marvel and Star Wars movies on board, there’s an abundance of merchandise for both franchises. Here’s some of the Star Wars stuff….… and here’s some of what they had for Marvel.In my view, you can’t go wrong with a DCL plush or a tsum tsum, though. They make great gifts for all ages.I’m sure there’s some sort of psychological term for people who have phobias about drinking out of mugs shaped like someone’s head. But if you don’t have that, what do you think about this Pirate Stitch mug?Dish towels strike me as the kind of gift you’d bring home to your pet sitter. But what do I spy there? A red tag? Yes, even on the cruise line, you can sometimes find items on sale before they head state-side to the Outlets.Having stateroom door magnets, whether you buy them or bring your own, can be so helpful when you try to find your way back to your room late at night when you’re so exhausted you can barely walk.Picture frames can be a great family souvenir from a trip. I do like that ‘generic family people’ in this one are Mickey, Donald, and Minnie.This frame is also pretty cute, but it feels like something I’d be more likely to DIY from Pinterest at home.Forget a bag for port shopping? Reusable bags are available for sale in on the ship.And, when all else fails, artwork is a fun souvenir. Don’t you love the one of Mount Rustmore?Speaking of Castaway Cay, much of the merchandise was the same as my cruise last January, but this shirt was new to me. It’s very pretty, but I can’t imagine I’d get any use out of it.For Castaway Cay couples shirts, there’s these beauties. I think I like this better than the Pirate ones, but I doubt you’d see me in them…And now for my “best and worst”. First, the best. The free soft serve is a thing of legends on the ship. I highly recommend that we need to have accurate wait time measurements taken to help optimize when you should go for soft serve with the least line. It’s a sacrifice, but I’m willing to take some more cruises to get that data. Anyone want to send me on that research trip? Anyone? Anyone…..?And then, for the “worst”, there was this sweatshirt. The style didn’t work for me, and I don’t really know who is buying all these sweatshirts in July in the middle of the Caribbean. Am I missing something? If so, let me know!That’s it for this month’s round-up. Got merchandise you’d like me to report back on? Have a park you want me to visit? Let me know in the comments.last_img read more


New chapter for SA’s colleges, Setas

first_imgThe audit would also look at whether there were colleges that needed assistance on quality assurance. Debate has raged for some time over whether the country’s 23 Setas were responding adequately to SA’s skills challenge, and Nzimande pointed out that he didn’t believe that there was any need to scrap any of the Setas at present. Setas were mandated to spend R16-billion and training, with the National Skills Fund making available a further R5-billion. Continued government support Source: BuaNews Nzimande said a skills development summit was being planned for first half of 2010 that would look at questions such as whether the number of Setas should be scaled down or not. “We think they are the best vehicles we have at the moment.” He said that, although the Setas continued to face challenges, the government was committed to keeping them. “The shape of our post-secondary system is not appropriately balanced between universities and colleges, and while access to universities must be increased, enrolment in colleges must double in the next five years,” he said. “That is what really requires a big improvement,” said Nzimande, adding that the National Board of FET colleges and the department would carry out an urgent national audit on the various institutions’ governance and administration. In a bid to close South Africa’s skills gap, the country’s colleges and sector education and training authorities – both now under the Department of Education – are to work closely together to increase college enrolment and place college students in workplace programmes.center_img Institutions of choice Nzimande said challenging work lay ahead to make FET colleges institutions of choice for more young people and adults. He said that while it was business as usual at the Setas, the greatest weakness in South Africa’s skills development system was the lack of alignment between the country’s Further Education and Training FET colleges and Setas. The department was also looking at better aligning the needs and provisions of training and skills development and would be looking at developing better research so that data on such things as skills shortage could be readily available, he said. “I don’t buy this idea that just because there are problems with these Setas that we don’t need them,” he said. 5 November 2009 Commenting on the government’s R2.4-billion training layoff scheme, Nzimande said the department would monitor Setas that were carrying out training under the scheme, to ensure that “each and every rand and cent is well spent”. Speaking in Cape Town this week, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said his department had taken over control of the country’s Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) from the Department of Labour. “Our commitment is on really strengthening the Setas and that they are accountable and able to spend this money in a systematic way,” he said.last_img read more


Scientist soars after career change

first_imgMarié Botha believes she is impacting South Africa’s economy and tackling social issues with her career. (Images: Supplied)Marié Botha is one of just a handful South Africans who has met Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon. It was a meeting that might not have happened if she had not decided to change her career field when she was at university.In her first semester in her first year, Botha recalls, she made a life-changing decision to turn to science. Looking back years later, she is grateful that she is a professional in this industry, because she believes she is making a difference to South Africa’s growth and development.Botha, who grew up in Pretoria, is a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation in Africa. “The CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy,” it explains.She was studying business commerce at the University of Stellenbosch, which she enjoyed, Botha says, when she was bitten by the science bug. “During my first year the realisation dawned on me of how much more the science field could offer, and how you could develop your own personal interest to really impact on the South African economy and its society.”GETTING STARTEDIn 2006, Botha completed her Bachelor of Commerce honours in logistics management; she went on to receive her Masters of Science in the field in 2008. “I graduated in 2006, started work in 2007. I did my Masters in my first year of work,” she says.“I got this incredible opportunity to start my career at the CSIR, as well as further my studies. This I have to attribute to my parents, who took the time to expose me to the absolutely incredible organisation that the CSIR is.”Botha started her career at the organisation as a researcher in the field of operations research, logistics and quantitative methods. From there, she moved to supply chain management, lean manufacturing and the aerospace industry.The 32-year-old explains that the decision to change career fields also had to do with the science field being stimulating and unpredictable. “It also afforded me the opportunity to further my academic qualification and my career development on a continuous basis.”Botha got involved in managing the supplier development programme for the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI). The main focus of the initiative is enabling and co-ordinating industry to be integrated into global supply chains.She has authored numerous scientific papers and developed strategies for the aerospace and non-aerospace industries. In addition, Botha is a member of the International Astronautical Federation’s Workforce Development for Young Professionals Committee and the Royal Aeronautical Society. She also serves on the council for the Aeronautical Society of South Africa.As the manager of the aerospace and composites initiatives, Botha runs a small and highly effective team of what she calls “a dedicated technical and administrative staff with support from other functions within the CSIR”.“My main responsibilities are to manage the Department of Trade and Industry’s Aerospace Industry Support Initiative, as well as the Department of Science and Technology‘s composites initiatives,” she explains.“I am also the key account manager for CSIR aerospace, which requires me to co-ordinate the internal CSIR aerospace functions.” With this profile she liaises with local and international aerospace organisations and companies.“International colleagues are intrigued by our history, our journey and our people, and in my field of work, how we managed to achieve the technological excellence we have.”SOUTH AFRICA’S ACHIEVEMENTSBotha says the South African industry has a strong history based on excellence through products such as the Rooivalk helicopter, the Seeker unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and the SumbandilaSat.Work in the industry in South African currently ranges from research and development institutions and manufacturers that supply directly to Airbus’s A350 and A400M programmes, among others, to a large defence industry as well as a network of small medium and micro enterprises supplying these organisations.“The main benefit of the industry to address the societal needs of South Africa is assisting with safety and security. This is obtained through the obvious defence applications, but also through additional not-as-evident cases such as UAVs safeguarding our borders, or even assisting with [curbing] rhino poaching.“The aerospace sector also assists with food security through crop management by satellite remote sensing, utilising satellite data to monitor natural fires, and developing an early warning system to assist with preventing and fighting these fires.”Aerospace is a key element in the government’s industrialisation strategy, she explains. “As such, our work contributes to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Industrial Policy Action Plan. This focuses on key areas to boost the country’s industrialisation capacity and participating economic base.”And one job created in an advanced manufacturing industry creates multiple additional jobs, she adds. “In doing so, a major societal benefit to South Africans is indirectly addressed.”Marié Botha says it was such an honour to meet Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon.PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTSBotha is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. In 2014, she received the Collaboration Award and in 2012, she was received the Outstanding Contribution by a Team Award. She also received the Promising Young Researcher Award in 2008.Golden Key is the world’s largest honour society, connecting high-achieving individuals globally. The society focuses on academic excellence, leadership development and community service.About her meeting with Aldrin, Botha says it was an incredible experience. “It was a humbling experience meeting and talking to such a science icon, discussing South Africa, and its impact and future growth. I now have the photo of a lifetime.”last_img read more


IPA: Adding Intelligence to Process Automation

first_imgJust as 30 years ago when OCR software was enhanced with greater intelligence to integrate better with business processes and renamed accordingly to Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR), the name Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is beginning to be used to describe the combination of RPA with process automation and machine learning. There’s the buzzword “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA), software that is programmed to handle high-volume highly-repeatable tasks normally performed by humans. A couple examples include data entry via OCR page recognition, or the manual match-up, pairing and copying of data between an ERP and a CRM system. McKinsey says that IPA is “a suite of business-process improvements and next-generation tools that assists the knowledge worker by removing repetitive, replicable, and routine tasks. And it can radically improve customer journeys by simplifying interactions and speeding up processes.”center_img Analysts at Cognilytica wrote that “while RPA is making significant improvements into company’s operations by replacing rote human activity with automated tasks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to give this new engine of productivity a gigantic boost. RPA tools get stuck when judgement is needed on what, how, and when to use certain information in certain contexts. What if systems can learn from its human supervisors about how to utilize that information? Systems that leverage machine learning (ML) to dynamically adapt to new information and data will shift these systems from mere robots that automate processes to Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) tools that can significantly impact the face of the knowledge worker economy.”last_img read more


Japan loses contact with its new x-ray space observatory

first_imgFor the time being, says Andrew Fabian of the Institute of Astronomy at the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge, chairperson of Hitomi’s science working group, reports that the satellite is permanently lost are “groundless speculation.”X-ray astronomers were eagerly awaiting observations from Hitomi, because it is the first major x-ray observatory launched since 1999. An earlier attempt by Japan to launch such a spacecraft failed in 2000 and a 2005 follow-up lost a key instrument after a few weeks because of technical failure. Hitomi also carries a soft x-ray spectrometer that has 30 times the resolution of previous instruments and is expected to revolutionize the field. X-ray astronomer Ken Pounds of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom says “if lost it would be a tragedy for our Japanese colleagues and a significant disappointment for U.S. collaborators working on the microcalorimeter.” Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is desperately trying to re-establish communications with its recently launched Hitomi x-ray observatory (formerly known as ASTRO-H) following a loss of contact on 26 March. Hitomi is a groundbreaking telescope that will be able to image emissions from black holes, the swirl of hot gas in galaxy clusters, and supernova remnants through high-energy photons—including x-rays and gamma rays—with unprecedented accuracy. It was launched 17 February and was still being commissioned, but at the start of operations on Saturday it failed to respond as normal.   The U.S.-based Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), which tracks orbiting objects with radar, reported on 27 March seeing five separate objects at Hitomi’s location. But JAXA spokesperson Azusa Yabe says that the agency had received short signals from Hitomi after JSpOC reported its possible breakup.Ground-based amateur satellite watchers also reported seeing Hitomi in a slow spin. Chisato Ikuta, deputy director of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/JAXA’s press office in Kanagawa, says “these may help us to understand the status of Hitomi. However, we still do not know the present status of Hitomi, because we have not communicated with the satellite yet.” Yabe adds that as long as the spacecraft’s solar array is getting enough power, Hitomi should be able to communicate with Earth even if spinning. “We are still trying to recover communication with ‘Hitomi,’ and trying to find out the status and causes of this communication failure,” Yabe says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more


Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

first_imgView comments The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — The maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year’s Olympics while wearing a hijab.Mattel Inc. says the doll will be available online next fall. The doll is part of the Barbie “Shero” line that honors women who break boundaries. Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Muhammad said on Twitter that she was “proud” that young people will be able to play with “a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!”Muhammad, the first American to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


PSL: Luke Ronchi, Asif Ali help Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi to lift 2nd title

first_imgLuke Ronchi’s 26-ball 52 helped Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday and become Pakistan Super League champions for the second time.Opting to bat first, Peshawar Zalmi lost three wickets within the first six overs and were struggling at 38/3. Then, Chris Jordan and Liam Dawson got together to stitch a 52-run stand for the fourth wicket before Hussain Talat removed Jordan for a 26-ball 36.And that was the opening of the floodgates for Islamabad. They kept picking wickets at regular intervals to keep a check on the run flow. Dawson anchored the innings and finished with a 30-ball 33 before falling in the 17th over. However, Wahab Riaz walked in slogged the bowlers around take Peshawar’s score to a fightbale 148/9 from their 20 overs. He remained not out on 28 off 14 balls, hitting four boundaries and one six in the process.Shadab Khan was the pick of the bowlers. He picked up 3/25 from his four overs while Samit Patel and Hussain Talat picked up two wickets each.Coming into bat, Islamabad were off to a blinder. Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan hammered the bowlers all around the park and it looked like the match is going to be over within 15 overs. Ronchi raced away to his fifty before falling to Chris Jordan in the ninth over but the damage was already done.50 comes up for Luke Ronchi!Watch ball by ball highlights at #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif (@thePSLt20) March 25, 2018Umaid Asif rthen emoved Chadwick Walton soon after and captain Jean-Paul Duminy fell eight balls later and Islamabad were reduced to 102/3 from 96/0.All eyes were on Farhan to carry on and win the match but Riaz had other plans. The left-arm pacer got the wicket of the settled opener and sent him packing for 44 from 33 balls. And all of a sudden it was a tough ask for Patel and Shadab from there. But Patel and Shadab were soon sent packing by Hasan and their trouble deepened.But, Asif Ali came out bashed 26 off 6 balls to guide the 2016 champions past the finish line and lift their second title. Ali hit three sixes in his innings.Faheem Ashraf scores the match-winning six for Islamabad United!Watch ball by ball highlights at #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif (@thePSLt20) March 25, 2018last_img read more


Chelsea v Watford: match preview

first_imgChelsea have dropped eight points at home this season, already two more than last season, and confront fourth-placed Watford with only one fully fit senior midfielder. Antonio Conte’s side are clearly struggling to adapt to the fixture clutter generated by the Champions League. The visitors’ start will be fuelling their own European desires, with Watford having taken 10 points from four away games to date. This suddenly feels a distinctly awkward fixture for the defending champions. Dominic FifieldKick-off Saturday 12.30pm Share on Twitter Read more The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Topics Share on Messenger news Match previews Share on Pinterest Chelseacenter_img Share on Facebook Venue Stamford BridgeLast season Chelsea 4 Watford 3Live Sky Sports PLReferee Jonathan MossThis season G6, Y20, R1, 3.67 cards per gameOdds H 4-11 A 10-1 D 9-2ChelseaSubs from Caballero, Eduardo, Zappacosta, Christensen, Scott, Sterling, Ampadu, Clarke-Salter, Kenedy, Batshuayi, Musonda, MorataDoubtful Bakayoko (groin), David Luiz (calf), Morata (thigh)Injured Drinkwater (calf, Nov), Moses (hamstring, Nov)Suspended NoneForm WWDWLLDiscipline Y14 R3Leading scorer Morata 6WatfordSubs from Bachmann, Okaka, Gray, Sinclair, Dja Djédjé, Hughes, Watson, Janmaat, Pereyra, Kamezis, Wagué, ZeegelaarDoubtful NoneInjured Kaboul, Prödl (both hamstring, 5 Nov), Success (knee, Dec), Cathcart, Chalobah (both knee, unknown)Suspended NoneForm DWLWDWDiscipline Y9 R1Leading scorers Doucouré, Richarlison 3 Watford Share via Email Premier League Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedInlast_img read more



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