Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgCHELSEA 2 WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:- CHELSEA: FABREGAS 45th, PEN 89th. WEST HAM: LANZINI 17th; CARROLL 61st.West Ham were denied of a top-four place after Cesc Fabregas scored a free kick and a late penalty for Chelsea. Manuel Lanzini curled a 25-yarder to give the Hammers the lead. Fabregas’ superb set piece brought Chelsea back into the game, but substitute Andy Carroll looked to have won it for West Ham, before Fabregas snatched a point after Michail Antonio fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 LEICESTER CITY 1GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 34th.Leicester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday after Riyad Mahrez’s goal pushed the Foxes closer to the title. Mahrez squandered an early chance, but made amends when he turned in Jamie Vardy’s cross. Damien Delaney hit the bar for Crystal Palace in injury time, but the Foxes held out to clinch another vital win.EVERTON 0 ARSENAL 2GOALS:- ARSENAL: WELBECK 7th; IWOBI 42nd.Arsenal responded to their exits from both the Champions League and FA Cup with a comfortable victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring on seven minutes, put through by Alexis Sanchez to round Joel Robles and slot home for his fourth of the season. On 42 minutes, teenager Alex Iwobi marked his maiden Premier League start with a first goal for the club.SWANSEA CITY 1 ASTON VILLA 0GOAL:- SWANSEA: FERNANDEZ 53rd.Swansea took a significant stride to securing Premier League survival as they ground out a win against bottom side Aston Villa. Villa dominated but failed to capitalise on a lethargic Swans display in a goalless first half. The visitors were made to pay for their profligacy early in the second when Federico Fernandez bundled in.WATFORD 1 STOKE CITY 2GOALS:- WATFORD: DEENEY 86th. STOKE: WALTERS 18th; JOSELU 51st.Stoke City secured a comfortable win at Watford, thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Joselu. After a bright start from the hosts, Mark Hughes’ side dominated possession and Walters turned home Phil Bardsley’s right-wing cross. Joselu scored a second for the visitors, while Troy Deeney replied for Watford late on.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 NORWICH CITY 1GOAL:- NORWICH: BRADY 50th.Robbie Brady earned Norwich secured their first Barclays Premier League win of 2016 to move out of the bottom three with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. After a turgid first half, Brady put the away side ahead with the game’s only shot on target. West Brom went close through Claudio Yacob’s first-half drive, before Stephane Sessegnon wasted their best chance.last_img read more

Lawmakers Target Environmental Groups

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Chinese activitiesThe NRDC is a U.S.-based nonprofit with offices around the globe with an official mission “to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.”The group’s priorities in China are generally the same as what it calls for in America and elsewhere: boosting energy efficiency, cutting coal consumption, and cleaning up ports and waterways.I am somewhat familiar with the NRDC’s work in China because I traveled there in 2014 with two other U.S. environmental lawyers at the NRDC’s request. The group had asked us to meet on an informal basis with Chinese government officials. The purpose of these meetings in Beijng was to explain how the U.S. government handles violations of environmental laws and damages to natural resources. In light of China’s own “war on pollution,” their government was looking for good models and guidance.The National People’s Congress subsequently amended Chinese environmental laws, incorporating some of the concepts we discussed — all of which were modeled on the U.S. legal system.There was no hint or suggestion during those meetings that our access to Chinese officials was conditioned on anyone speaking favorably of China’s environmental efforts. Nor was there any reason to expect the NRDC to take any particular political stance back home in the U.S. because of those interactions.Not surprisingly, the NRDC has complimented China for strengthening its environmental laws. But the NRDC has also criticized China’s staggeringly dirty air and water and its vast greenhouse gas emissions.At the same time, the NRDC has gone out of its way to oppose the Trump administration’s environmental deregulation policies – like most of the nation’s big green groups. Two congressional committees led by prominent Republicans are looking into whether some U.S. environmental groups are acting on behalf of foreign countries.As an environmental lawyer and professor with ample international experience, this probe troubles me. I’m concerned that these efforts may mark the start of an attack on free speech that discourages efforts to improve American environmental policies. By JAMES A. HOLTKAMP Bishop and Westerman sent the Center for Biological Diversity a similar query pertaining to that environmentalist group’s advocacy regarding the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan.And the two Republicans have asked the Pentagon for details and documents regarding the nonprofits suing the military on environmental grounds. The lawmakers acknowledged that these lawsuits may “represent sincere and justified concerns about the effect of federal actions on the environment.” But they also speculated that “foreign adversaries” can perhaps leverage these legal actions to “reduce U.S. defense capabilities.”Bob Deans, the NRDC’s director of strategic engagement, denied that it was doing a foreign country’s bidding. Instead, “we work on behalf of every American to protect our people against dangerous pollution and leave our children a livable world,” he said.Rather than just refute the allegations, Center for Biological Diversity Executive Director Kierán Suckling questioned the motives for this investigation. He called on Bishop “to release all communications between himself and industry groups seeking to destroy America’s natural heritage” and suggested that the Utah Republican was attacking conservation groups at the behest of fossil fuel companies.The probe could spread to other environmental groups, The Hill reported. Okinawa dugongsThe Center for Biological Diversity’s allegedly inappropriate overseas activities have to do with dugongs. The endangered marine mammals, which resemble manatees, inhabit the waters surrounding the Okinawa Islands.The center, which opposes U.S. military plans to build a new American airbase in Henoko Bay, has been leading coalitions of U.S. and Japanese environmental groups that have filed lawsuits that have delayed and could prevent the planned airbase construction.The letters to both green groups call on them to comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. That law requires all people and organizations acting in the U.S. on behalf of foreign countries to register with the Justice Department as foreign agents.Failing to do this is a crime, but prosecutions have been rare since 1966. The case against former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates, who are accused of violating this act, is the biggest in years.I believe that requiring these groups to register as foreign agents might hamper their work within the U.S. for two reasons. First, policymakers and lawmakers might suspect that they were more interested in working on behalf of foreign governments and interests than protecting the environment. Second, there could be repercussions in terms of these nonprofits’ funding, finances, and reputation.This new GOP strategy can be compared to red-baiting, the practice of persecuting and undermining people by accusing them of being communists, socialists, or anarchists, that began in the Cold War. I believe these Republicans are “green-baiting” environmental groups to persecute them. At the same time, they are casting doubt on the real goals of these groups’ advocacy, thereby undermining it.Ultimately, the most dangerous thing about this probe may have to do with free speech rights. Because praising a foreign country’s environmental record while criticizing U.S. policy is possible without committing treason, the only rationale I can find for this investigation is that it might stifle environmentalists. Greenwashed Timber: How Sustainable Forest Certification Has FailedIn Defense of the LawnAdopting a Green Lifestyle How Renewable Energy Advocates Are Hurting the Climate CauseGreen Building in the Trump Era The probeNews of this investigation broke when Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, who leads the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, formally notified the Natural Resources Defense Council of their concerns in early June. Their letter accused the NRDC, one of the nation’s biggest environmental groups, of criticizing U.S. environmental policies while engaging in “self-censorship” regarding China and the “ruling Chinese Communist Party.” If it is acting as an agent for Chinese interests, the lawmakers said, the group should register as such as required by law.Their letter also requested information related to the group’s disclosure policies. James A. Holtkamp is adjunct professor at College of Law at the University of Utah. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

Sandeep Jajodia elected as president of Boxing India

first_imgElected Boxing India officials and other members of boxing fraternity in Mumbai on Thursday.Delhi-based Sandeep Jajodia was elected president unopposed at the much-awaited Boxing India (BI) election in Mumbai on Thursday. Jay Kowli, president of the Maharashtra Boxing Association, upset Rohit Jinendra Jain of New Delhi to be elected secretary general of the new federation.In a three-way contest, Assam’s Hemanta Kumar Kalita eased past Manipur’s Khoibi Salam and Tripura’s Rupak Debroy to become treasurer. A total of 10 vice-presidents and seven executive members were elected in the polls, held under the supervision of International Boxing Association (AIBA) observers – Cliodhna Guy and Kishen Narsi. The sports ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) didn’t send their observers.The election proceedings were videorecorded. The observers will now submit a report to AIBA, which will continue BI’s provisional membership, providing it the right to run the sport in India. A decision to this effect will likely be taken this week itself or by the beginning of the next. The continuation of provisional membership will also pave the way for Indian boxers to compete under the national flag at the Asian Games and other competitions.AIBA can grant BI full membership only during its general council meeting in mid-November in South Korea.The onus now lies with the sports ministry and the IOA as BI needs their recognition too. Since the new body is using the word ‘India’, it needs various government agencies’ nod. In the process, it also needs to register itself as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Once these formalities are completed, the sports ministry can also recognise BI. The IOA can only recognise the new federation after the sports ministry does so.advertisementBut the IOA still recognises the nowdisbanded Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF), the former body running the sport in the country, as its affiliate member. The IOA has to first disaffiliate IABF before recognising BI. However, it cannot be done before the IOA general council meeting, which will be held in November or December.The elected committee: with number of votes in brackets President: Sandeep Jajodia (Elected unopposed); secretary general: Jay Kowli (32); treasurer: Hemanta Kumar Kalita (41); vice-presidents (10): Jaipal Singh (49), Nirwan Mukerjee (46), G.V. Ravi Raju (46), C.K. Jerath (45), C.B. Raje (43), Kalikanta Boro (42), T. Meren Paul (38), Anil Kumar Bohidar (37), Dalpat Singh Arya (34), Rohan Khuante (34); members of the executive council (seven): Jas Lal Pradhan (58), R. Gopu (49), Rajeev Kumar Singh (40), Nirmolak Singh (39), Anil Mishra (38), D.P. Bhatt (32), Amarjit Singh (29).last_img read more

a month agoEx-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have made his Parma debut.The fullback featured in defeat to Cagliari.He told TMW: “Personally, I think it went pretty well, physically I felt good and for the two weeks I got to know my teammates, they showed good qualities. The form will improve even more. “I was disappointed because in front of our audience we honestly didn’t get what we wanted, as always the three points, but we did a good game anyway. Positive on Sunday we have to start again, preparing the challenge for Lazio.” last_img read more

a day agoArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson update

first_imgArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson updateby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on youngster Reiss Nelson.Nelson picked up a knee injury against Standard Liege earlier this month.And the Gunners says he’ll be ready to return to training in November.The club’s statement read: “Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match on October 3.”Aiming to return to full training in November. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ole Miss’ Laquon Treadwell, Who Suffered Gruesome Ankle Injury, Posts Video Of Himself On Treadmill

first_imgLaquon Treadwell runs on treadmill after injury.Ole Miss star wideout Laquon Treadwell suffered a gruesome injury against Auburn back on November 1, breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in the Rebels’ loss to the Tigers. But less than three months later, it looks like he’s making some serious progress on his road to recovery. Wednesday night, Treadwell posted an Instagram video of himself jogging on a treadmill. It’s amazing to see after the severity of the injury.Before suffering the injury, Treadwell was one of the most feared wideouts in college football. Let’s hope he’s able to get back on the field and continue his successful career.last_img read more

According To ESPN’s FPI, All 10 SEC Teams Are Favored In Their Bowl Games

first_imgESPN's FPI for SEC teams in bowl games.espn fpi all sec teams favoredWe’re halfway through bowl season, but the SEC – which has 10 teams that qualified for the postseason – has yet to play a contest. That changes tonight when LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. The Tigers, according to ESPN’s FPI, have a 70% chance to win.In fact, according to EPSN’s FPI, all 10 Southeastern Conference squads have a higher than 50% chance to win.Tuesday, the SEC Network tweeted out a graphic that shows the percentage chances for each SEC team. Surprisingly, both Florida (vs. Michigan) and Texas A&M (vs. Louisville) are favored despite issues at the quarterback position.The SEC is favored in ALL 10 of their bowl games according to ESPN’s FPI. pic.twitter.com/c4CN3QRgQy— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 28, 2015To be clear, ESPN’s FPI is not Las Vegas odds. And obviously, the SEC won’t go undefeated this bowl season. But it’s an interesting graphic, to say the least.last_img read more

Mens soccer Terrapins too much for Ohio State

OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team knew it was heading into its toughest match of the season. As OSU stepped onto the field at College Park, a place where coach John Bluem team has never recorded a win, the Buckeyes looked to hand Maryland its first loss of the season.  The Terrapins would prove to be too much to handle, as they would go on to defeat the Buckeyes 2-0 on Friday night, handing OSU its fourth straight loss.Maryland attacked early and often in the first period and was quickly rewarded for its efforts.In the 13th minute, sophomore forward Gordon Wild netted his Big Ten-leading 10th goal of the season to put the Terps ahead 1-0.Moments later, in the 19th minute, sophomore forward Sebastian Elney was able to find the back of the net from 15 yards out to extend the Terrapins lead to 2-0.The two goals would be more than enough for Maryland, holding the Buckeyes scoreless through 90 minutes.  OSU has not been able to get on the scoreboard in its last two games, being held without a goal for the last 243 minutes. The last time OSU found the back of the net was in the 27th minute against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Sept. 28.A big reason for the Buckeyes’ loss was a very poor first period, in which they were outshot 11-2. They were able to outshoot Maryland 7-5 in the second period, but by that time the Terrapins had taken their foot off the gas and protected their lead.Despite the loss, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had a solid night in net. Siegfried made six saves, giving him a total of 37 on the year through 12 games.With the loss, the Scarlet and Gray fall to 3-9 on the season, with a 2-3 record in conference. The team will now return to Columbus, where they begin a two-game home stand with matches against Oakland and Indiana. read more

Tite dismisses Brazil as favourites for World Cup

first_imgBrazil manager Tite has dismissed suggestions that his side are now the big favourites to win the World Cup following Germany’s shock group exit on WednesdayThe Verde-Amarela secured a 2-0 win against Serbia in their Group E finale to take the top spot with goals from Paulinho and captain Thiago Silva setting up a Round of 16 tie against Group F runners-up Mexico on Monday.After the favourites Germany were handed a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea that saw them being eliminated from the tournament, Brazil are now being widely considered as the new favourites to lift the World Cup for a record sixth time.But Tite is choosing to stick to “reality”.“We don’t live in expectations, we live in reality,” said the 57-year-old, according to ESPN.“Because we did so well during the qualifiers and friendlies we created an excessively high sense of expectation, but the World Cup is a new cycle, a new format.“We are a team who withstand pressure, who have high-quality substitutes. We look at getting stronger and improving.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.After a surprise draw with Switzerland in their opening game, Brazil overcame a tense end to the group stages to grab top spot in Group E and progress to the last 16 for the 13th consecutive time.And Tite will allow himself a drink to celebrate.“I’m still going to have a caipirinha tonight, I’ll allow myself!” he said.“The World Cup is made up of human relationships, you have to feel how the dressing room is established, how the players interact, the responsibility the joy, the pride, you try to balance things out.“If you’re hyper you try to slow it down if you’re a bit low you try to hype it up. In terms of the emotion of the team, there is still more to grow. Comparatively speaking, they have grown in those three matches. From here, it is only up.”Despite a shaky start to the tournament, Brazil have now won 19 of their 24 matches under Tite with the ex-Corinthians boss boasting a winning percentage of 79%.last_img read more

For Guardiola todays result is not a big issue

first_imgThe Manchester City manager is working on having a stable team and won’t sweat it if the team loses or wins today in the Manchester DerbyToday the city of Manchester will be divided between blue and red.Manchester City and Manchester United will face off as part of the derby.But for the Citizens’ manager Pep Guardiola, today result is just part of the bigger picture.“I think all the managers need time, not just me,” Guardiola was echoed by Goal.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We are better than the first year but that’s normal. I think the manager has to evaluate how the team changes during the time. When it’s better, that’s a good signal.”“We have the feeling, all of us, not just me, that the team is stable for a long time and that’s good,” he added.“Of course, we can lose, but that is part of the game, it’s not a big issue.”“Even last season against United we lost 2-3, but the feeling we had, we were disappointed, but we didn’t have too many regrets about the way we played, no, not at all. That’s why it will make you confident,” he concluded.last_img read more