BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSAT, SEPT 19AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2SUNDERLAND 0GOALS:-BOURNEMOUTH:WILSON 4; RITCHIE 9.Bournemouth were able to celebrate a first-ever home win in the Barclays Premier League, thanks to two goals within the opening nine minutes. The Cherries side took the lead early on through Callum Wilson, who fired in a low finish from Dan Gosling’s pass. Matt Ritchie extended the advantage soon after with a stunning volley into the top corner of the net to send Sunderland to the foot of the table.ASTON VILLA 0WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOALS:-WBA: BERAHINO 39.Saido Berahino scored on his first start since threatening to go on strike to help West Bromwich Albion win their local derby against Aston Villa. Albion almost took the lead within 60 seconds when Salomon Rondon’s header was parried away by Villa keeper Brad Guzan. But before the interval, Berahino stuck out a foot to steer James Morrison’s shot home.CHELSEA 2ARSENAL 0GOALS:- CHELSEA:ZOUMA 53; HAZARD 90.Chelsea won only their second Barclays Premier League of this season against nine-man Arsenal. Kurt Zouma headed the opening goal after 53 minutes before Eden Hazard’s shot flew in off Calum Chambers late on. But Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was furious after Arsenal defender Gabriel was sent off seconds before half-time for kicking out at Diego Costa. And then Santi Cazorla was given a second yellow card for a foul on Cesc F‡bregas.MANCHESTER CITY 1WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:-CITY: DE BRUYNE 45. WEST HAM: MOSES 6; SAKHO 31.Manchester City’s perfect start was punctured by West Ham, who added their scalp to that of Arsenal and Liverpool. Victor Moses drilled in his first West Ham goal with a low 20-yard shot which crept inside Joe Hart’s left-hand post. The visitors doubled their lead when Diafra Sakho hooked in from six yards. City’s record-signing Kevin De Bruyne fired in to halve the deficit, but West Ham held on to move intosecond place.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1WATFORD 2GOALS:-NEWCASTLE: JANMAAT 62. WATFORD: IGHALO 10, 28.Newcastle dropped into the relegation zone after Odion Ighalo’s double led Watford to a second successive victory. Nigeria international Ighalo, who has now scored 20 goals in 24 league games in 2015, claimed the opener after 10 minutes. The striker then took Troy Deeney’s pass to round Krul before the break. Daryl Janmaat gave Newcastle a lifeline.STOKE CITY 2LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS:-STOKE: KRKIC 13; WALTERS 20 . LEICESTER: MAHREZ PEN 51; VARDY 69.Leicester came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stoke City and maintain their unbeaten start to theseason. Jamie Vardy equalised after Riyad Mahrez scored his fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot. Bojan Krkic, making his first start of the season, had given Stoke an early lead from Marko Arnautovic’s pass. Jonathan Walters doubled the advantage but Stoke are still searching for their first win of the season.SWANSEA CITY 0EVERTON 0GOALS:-NONE.Swansea and Everton emerged with a point apiece from a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium. Everton had the better of a dull first half, although Swansea’s Bafitimbi Gomis came closest to scoring when skewing wide of Tim Howard’s goal. Both teams improved after the break, but Everton striker Romelu Lukaku twice shot over the bar when through on goal.SUN, SEPT 20LIVERPOOL 1NORWICH CITY 1GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: INGS 48. NORWICH: MARTIN 61.Daniel Sturridge made his first Liverpool appearance in more than five months as Brendan Rodgers’s side were held to a draw at home to Norwich. Danny Ings came on to score his first Liverpool goal but Russell Martin profited from Simon Mignolet’s error on a corner to level, just before Sturridge came off.SOUTHAMPTON 2MANCHESTER UNITED 3GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: PELLE 13, 86. UNITED: MARTIAL 34, 50; MATA 68.Anthony Martial’s great start at Manchester United continued as the £36-million striker scored twice at Southampton. United went behind when Graziano Pelle converted a loose ball. But Martial equalised and then took advantage of a terrible Maya Yoshida backpass to slot in a second. Juan Mata added a third and while Pelle headed a late second, Unitedheld on.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1CRYSTAL PALACE 0GOAL:-TOTTENHAM: SON 68.Son Heung-min scored his third goal in two games to give Tottenham their first home Barclays Premier League win of the season against Crystal Palace. The South Korea international, signed this summer from Bayer Leverkusen, followed up his two goals in Spurs’ Europa League tie in midweek with the winning goal on the break. His low shot under Alex McCarthy came after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris had made a superb save from Bakary Sako.last_img read more

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Antonio Conte in fall-out with Chelsea chiefs and could QUIT – shock reports

first_img1 Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has been plunged into doubt amid reports of a fall-out with club chiefs.The Italian enjoyed an outstanding first season as Blues boss, guiding them to the Premier League title and into the final of the FA Cup.But Conte has stalled on a signing a new long-term contract and it is now being claimed in the Italian media that there are tensions behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.The 47-year-old is said to be unhappy with the club’s lack of investment in the transfer market this summer.He believes a number of high-quality additions are needed as Chelsea prepare to return to the Champions League next season.Conte also reportedly wants a ‘direct line of communication to owner Roman Abramovich’ and greater control over the recruitment of staff.There also appears to be a difference opinion within the club over Diego Costa.Conte has told Costa via text message he can leave this summer, but the Chelsea hierarchy are keen to keep hold of the striker.Chelsea have yet to comment on the reports but will not want to lose the popular Italian. Antonio Conte last_img read more

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SA leads way in wine tourism

first_img10 July 2007France has much to learn from South Africa and California on the subject of wine tourism, a special seminar heard at Vinexpo, the global wine industry’s biggest trade show, in Bordeaux last month.Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch detailed the successes of South Africa’s wine routes at the seminar, speaking of a “collective approach to wine tourism” that has allowed for the formation of 18 wine routes in the Western Cape province, each with its own distinctive personality.“One winery alone can’t market a region,” Birch said. “Wine routes work best when properties work together with a common goal … and where they cultivate a marketing proposition.”To illustrate this, Birch spoke about the long established and successful Stellenbosch Wine Route, but also about Durbanville’s focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin’s focus on biodiversity, and Franschhoek’s on gourmet food.She emphasised the importance of working with the local tourism office, finding marketing approaches that reflect the strengths of an area, and holding fairs and unusual events to attract visitors in the off-season.Catherine Leparmentier of the Great Wine Capitals organisation described Birch’s presentation as “useful, to the point and, as usual, the South Africans used the most beautiful imagery. The South African contribution was of extreme value.”Francois Lurton, CEO of France’s Domaines Francois Lurton, said the “great advantage of the New World is their flexible hours, whereas it is very rigid in France, with the 35-hour week and little working at weekends.“In South Africa and California, they have a fantastic ability to organise opening times so people can come when they want.”Other speakers at the forum included Marimar Torres of the Spanish Torres family and owner of Club Marimar in California’s Russian River Valley, and Maryan Bautovich of Schramsberg Wines, also in California.Speaking to WineNews after the seminar, Birch said that wine Tourism had grown to the point where it was now “an integral part of any wine producing area’s marketing strategy.”In South Africa, she said, the wine tourism industry had “grown organically and expanded at an expotential rate, fuelled by passionate individuals and product owners.”She stressed, however, that the job was far from done. “We cannot ignore the importance of delivering a professional and unique experience.”Source: Wine.co.zalast_img read more

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Key facts about African swine fever

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Despite the Chinese government’s control efforts, the spread of African swine fever (ASF) continues in China. The official reports from the World Health Organization (OIE) now say there have been more than 40 cases confirmed in 11 provinces, including one in the far south of the country. Despite this geographic advance, some pig movement has been allowed to help with China’s domestic demand for pork.And, according to a recent Global Disease Monitoring Report by the Swine Health Information Center, Brazil has reported a case of classical swine fever (CSF) in their country. The Brazilian case, which was reported earlier this month, was in the country’s far north, which is not in a major pig-producing area. This part of Brazil was already not considered to be free of CSF.U.S. pork is not affected by the ASF outbreaks in other countries and is safe to eat.ASF does not affect humans and therefore is not a public health threat.Pork products from animals with ASF are safe to consume.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has measures in place to prevent sick animals from entering the food supply.ASF virus is a highly contagious viral disease impacting only pigs, not people — so it is not a public health threat or food-safety concern.ASF cannot be transmitted to humans through contact with pigs or pork.Members of the pig family, including domestic wild pigs, are the only animals susceptible to the ASF virus.ASF can be transmitted to pigs through feeding of uncooked garbage containing contaminated pork products. The Swine Health Protection Act regulates the feeding of food waste containing any meat products to swine, ensuring that all food waste fed to swine is properly treated to kill any disease organisms.ASF is easily transmitted to other pigs through direct contact with infected pigs or their waste, contaminated clothing, feed, equipment and vehicles, and in some cases, by blood-sucking insects, including some tick species.Currently, there is no vaccine that protects against ASF.last_img read more

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Molina hopes for positive end to PH’s AVC stint ahead of SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Kazakhs have a 7-centimeter average height advantage over the Philippines with only Jaja Santiago serving as the hosts’ lone towering figure as the lanky hitter stands at 6-foot-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Tomorrow will be our last game in the tournament so we really have to take a strong win before we head to the SEA Games,” said Frances Molina in Fiipino at Alonte Sports Arena.The 59th-ranked Philippines will face Kazakhstan, the no. 21 team in the FIVB rankings, for the seventh place in the tournament.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 openingMolina said they will look to bounce back after their earlier loss to the Kazakhs in the preliminaries where they got swept 25-23, 25-20, 25-19.“We were prepared for them in our last game but we just couldn’t get over their height advantage,” said Molina. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines is looking to end its campaign in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship with a win ahead of its campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.The Philippines were fresh off a three-set loss to Chinese-Taipei, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19, in the classification stage that took their chance away to take the fifth seed.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC 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 MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “We will generate funds required to form a strong and competitive team. I will be putting more money into young and new players coming [into the new season], which is what Global has done for the longest time.”Jarvis said he already has at least seven players from last season’s team coming back to play in the PPL.The club has also forged a partnership with a Dubai-based sports marketing firm, MMC Sportz, led by Eric Gottschalk.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Global Cebu, a three-time United Football League champion which has struggled financially in the past years, will now be known as United Makati FC.And the team will have a new home pitch at University of Makati Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Club owner Mark Jarvis announced on Tuesday the renaming of the club once ran by Azkals manager Dan Palami, but stressed that Global will not renege on its agreement to pay several former players.“The history of the club remains,” Jarvis said. “This is just a rebrand for us. But we’re glad that we will be representing the country’s business district in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHounded by ex-players like Anton del Rosario, who demanded to be paid their salary from the 2018 season, Jarvis said they would settle the issue before the Philippines Football League (PPL) kicks off next month.“There were still funds from sponsors from last season that will be used to pay our former players,” Jarvis said.last_img read more

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NL Marijuana Party hopeful misses nomination deadline over paperwork confusion

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland beekeeper who intended to run as a Marijuana Party candidate in this month’s federal election had his hopes dashed when he realized too late that he was missing necessary paperwork.Brendan Quinlan said a series of miscommunications left him scrambling at the last minute, and he missed a Sept. 30 deadline to file the paperwork needed to make his candidacy official with Elections Canada.“I found out basically everything too late,” Quinlan said from his home in Holyrood, N.L.After speaking with a Marijuana Party organizer to start the process, Quinlan saw his named listed in the newspaper as an interested candidate and thought he had done all the necessary work.He learned too late that there were more forms to complete and signatures to collect, leaving him and his passionate — but politically green — volunteers with little time to learn the campaigning ropes.Quinlan said he believes the odds are stacked against inexperienced candidates running for smaller parties with little financial and logistical support.“If you’ve got no one to show you the way … it’s quite difficult,” Quinlan said.Blair Longley, the leader and chief agent of the Marijuana Party, said he never spoke to Quinlan personally before the nomination deadline, and instructions on how to set up a campaign slipped through the cracks.There has been a relatively low follow-through rate for interested candidates since the Marijuana Party’s establishment in 2000, Longley said: about 75 per cent of those who express interest don’t end up on the ballot.Longley said his decentralized party runs on a “broken shoestring budget” and prospective candidates are often overwhelmed by the work it takes to get their campaigns off the ground.The Marijuana Party lost a significant portion of its membership in the early 2000s to larger political parties, including founder Marc-Boris St-Maurice, who left to join the Liberal party. Longley became leader in 2004 when he was the only person willing to step up.With its membership numbers gutted and cannabis officially legalized last October by the federal Liberal government, the future of the Marijuana Party is hazy. But the party has four candidates in the running this year.Longley said legalization in its current form does not reflect the long-held vision of the Marijuana Party, arguing, among other things, that new regulations continue to criminalize cannabis users through impaired driving laws.He also takes issue with the fact that federal government has not apologized for cannabis prohibition, and small cannabis producers and consumers are still not able to get ahead in a system that benefits larger producers.Longley is realistic about his party’s chances. He said he does the minimum necessary to keep the party registered, but it gets harder every time.Still, he said the Marijuana Party will hang on as long as possible as a small statement of opposition to what he calls “bogus legalization.”“From my point of view, it’s better to do something than nothing, even if what you can actually do is next to nothing,” he said.For Quinlan, his campaign’s failure to launch has not diminished his passion for policies such as expunging the criminal records of people with cannabis-related convictions and empowering small farmers.He said he’s learned from the experience and plans to run in the next election as a candidate in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Avalon riding.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 4, 2019.Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Bennett defends PCO Clerks role in battling Blackstock over human rights complaint

first_img(New Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick was involved in government efforts to battle Cindy Blackstock and her human rights complaint. APTN/file)APTN National News OTTAWA—Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett defended the appointment of former long-time Indigenous Affairs deputy minister Michael Wernick as the top bureaucrat in the federal government.Bennett said Wernick, who is now Clerk of the Privy Council, was doing the bidding of the previous Stephen Harper government when he was involved in a long battle against a human rights complaint launched by Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society.“The public service in this country’s primary goal is loyal implementation,” said Bennett, during question period Wednesday. “There is a new government here and the Clerk of the Privy Council is empowered to deliver the work we have promised in the past election and he will do it.”Bennett was responding to a question from NDP MP Charlie Angus who challenged the Liberals over Wernick’s appointment.“For reconciliation to be real, action should be louder than words,” said Angus. “So what kind of message is the prime minister sending to Indigenous families by appointing Mr. Wernick to oversee the entire civil service?”The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal sided with Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations Tuesday in a ruling that blasted the federal government for discriminating against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare agencies on-reserve.Blackstock launched the human rights complaint in 2007 because Ottawa refused to implement any of the changes recommended to it by a number of joint reports that involved federal officials.Wernick become deputy minister for then-named Indian Affairs in 2006 and held the position until 2014.Blackstock faced documented retaliation from the then-named Aboriginal affairs minister’s office and was spied on by federal bureaucrats. Wernick was involved with an internal investigation that absolved the department of spying on Blackstock, but the claims were later substantiated by the federal Privacy Commissioner.Indigenous Affairs also fought to have Blackstock’s human rights complaint thrown out and took the issue to the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, losing at both levels.The federal department was also caught sitting on 100,000 documents it had failed to disclose as part of the case.Wernick was deputy minister of the department throughout the majority of these events.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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