MANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, CLICHY,FERNANDINHO, TOURE,NAVAS, SILVA, IHEANACHO,AGUEROVARDY,ALBRIGHTON, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ,DRINKWATER, KANTE,FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-2-3-1)With only 14 games remaining Leicester City are top of the Barclays Premier League; now they face they biggest test yet when they visit closest rivals and second-place Manchester City knowing that a win at the Etihad Stadium will take the Tigers six points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.Leicester extended their fine season with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool with Jamie Vardy scoring twice, including a wonderful long-range volley. Those take his tally so far to 17 goals, though his opener was his first from outside the box this season.Now the Foxes have 50 points, only five short of their all-time top-flight record total (55 in 1999-2000).Manchester City owed their 1-0 win at Sunderland to another Sergio Aguero goal, his 17th of the season and 12th in his last 10 Premier League appearances.They return to the Etihad Stadium where they have won nine out of 12, more home victories than any other team in the top division.They entertain a Leicester side who have won seven away games, three more than they won on the road over the whole of last season; one more will be their most away wins in the Premier League, overtaking the seven they won in the 1997-98 campaign.And Leicester have a good record at Manchester City in the Premier League, winning three of their last four. Last season, however, they lost 2-0 when goals from David Silva and James Milner earned the home side the points.Manchester City miss Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany and test Wilfried Bony, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Jesus Navas.Leicester, meanwhile, could have new signing Daniel Amartey, a Ghana international, available, but Jeffrey Schlupp is out.
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Hydro power… more consultations with Amerindians neededTension is brewing over the Government’s lack of consultation with the Amerindian people of Moco Moco in Region Nine, even as the administration moves to resuscitate the hydro power station located in the community, which has been defunct for some time.Moco Moco Toshao James GeorgeThe resuscitation has progressed to the point where plans are apace to have a geotechnical investigation done into the site, where a landslide had occurred. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) were invited from local and foreign firms to provide this consultancy service back in April.According to Member of Parliament Alister Charlie, Government should avoid the mistake of insufficient consultations. He urged that Government have the Moco Moco Village Council included in the decision-making, since there is a prevailing argument that the site falls within its purview.“It was an election promise by the Government that the hydro power station would be resuscitated when they get in power,” Charlie said when this publication visited the Moco Moco site last week.“There is a little tangle within the municipality of Lethem, specifically the Mayor and the Village Council, with respect to who owns what and where. As rightly said by the Toshao, the hydro itself falls under the village council’s purview, and not the municipality of Lethem,” Charlie explained.“There is a small settlement there, which the municipality of Lethem governs within the Moco Moco titled land. So it would be good if Government can go back and consult with the Village Council and have them part-and-parcel of every decision-making process.”Going greenCharlie noted that if the country is serious about going “green”, then resuscitation of the hydro plant is a good idea. He however warned that the capacity would have to be increased, due to the changes from the time it was commissioned in 1999 to present day.“When we’re looking at the hydro, we have to be looking at the megawatt, because Lethem has grown tremendously. And with the coming of the Industrial Site and the hydro, it will be very feasible for Lethem, provided we are thinking ‘green’,” he explained.Moco Moco Toshao, James George, noted that consultations should be aimed at verifying what benefits would accrue to his village. And not wanting a focus to be exclusively placed on his village, he urged that the talks serve as a precursor to development in Lethem as a whole.“As a Toshao, I want to see development,” he said. “At no one time would the Village Council ever say ‘no’ to progress. But the village of Moco Moco should benefit one way or another, and they should have ‘one and two talks’ (between) the Village Council and the Government.”It is understood that the Moco-Moco hydro power plant will be operated under the Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) arrangement. This aims to supply power to Lethem Power Plant under a negotiated and agreed Power Purchase Agreement.In 1995, the then Government, with assistance from the Government of China, had sought to develop the hydropower project. However, in 2003, the plant was significantly affected by a landslide. The project was since abandoned. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently in the process of assessing five of 69 possible sites which are proposed to house these hydro power amenities. The five sites under scrutiny are Tiger Hill, Kamira, Tumatumari, Amaila and Kumu. It is expected that their assessment will be completed in May of this year.At present, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signalled its intention to grant an interim one-year authorisation to Tumatumari Hydro Inc (THI), which brings the special purpose private company one step closer towards its planned rehabilitation of the Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Tumatumari Power Plant.To promote additional financial aid for the hydro power and renewable plan, the Government is partnering with its Brazilian counterpart. It is understood that Government, in this regard, intends to use the US$80M from the Norway Fund, already allocated to renewable energy development. Interested investors are also welcomed in this department. Finance Minister Winston Jordan has stated publicly, during an engagement with the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA), that the money is not sufficient for its plans. In fact, Jordan had spoken of difficulties being faced to access the funding.
At the moment materials…like wood waste, dry wall and concrete…go to the local landfill in large volumes, but there is no available regional facility to which they can be transfered for recycling.- Advertisement -It is hoped to create a working group of all the stakeholders involved in the local area construction/demolition process, and to find some way to effectively divert these materials.Jeff Rahn, the Manager of Solid Waste Services for the Regional District, will be responsible for creating the project working group.He’s looking for participation and input from all members of the community, who feel they have a vested interest.To that end, he’s also taking calls at 250-785-3226.Advertisement The Northern Environmental Action Team is working with the Peace River Regional District, on a new initiative to facilitate the local area disposal of construction and demolition waste.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – New Mayor Ron Beilke took over the helm of City Council on Tuesday, vowing to bring unity and forward thinking to the city’s newly reorganized officials. “If you’re looking at what we should continue from past, that’s the furthest thing from my mind,” Beilke said Wednesday. “We need to look at where we need to go from here and not be looking to past and look toward the future.” Tuesday’s council meeting also ushered in Gracie Gallegos-Smith, unanimously voted as Mayor Pro Tem, and Bob Archuleta to the City Council. Both replace former councilmen Pete Ramirez and Carlos Garcia, who were ousted from office after the March 6 elections. Gregory Salcido, an incumbent in the election, was also sworn Tuesday in for his third term on council.
“We will see,” Guardiola said of the club’s transfer business ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield match against FA Cup winners Chelsea.“If at the end we decide to bring another one, it is because he’s a special player, can be a special player for the future, not to have one more player for the number.“So, I’m so satisfied — all my period here, even the first year — with the squad we have. Now from Monday we’ll be all together. We are going to start to think what we have do to this season to maintain the level of last season.”Several players are likely to move on before the window closes on Thursday, with goalkeeper Joe Hart looking to make a permanent exit after difficult loan spells at Torino and West Ham.Guardiola said he was delighted that Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 21, had signed a contract extension.“Gabriel has improved a lot since he came,” the City boss said. “His courage, his fight to put every effort for the team is incredible.”Jesus is one of a number of players back in the City reckoning after the World Cup, with Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling the only squad members yet to return to the fold.Summer signing Mahrez has been given the green light to feature at Wembley on Sunday after an ankle complaint but Guardiola is unable to call upon midfielder Douglas Luiz as he waits on a work permit.– Jorginho swoop –New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri swooped in at the last minute to bring Jorginho to Stamford Bridge from Napoli.“We were close but, in the end, Jorginho decided to stay with (former Napoli boss) Maurizio,” Guardiola said.”Despite missing out on the Italy international, Guardiola spoke positively about Sarri.“The team already in a short time plays like he wants,” the City boss said. “Of course, he needs more time to work but his ideas are already there, so I think it’ll be a good game (on Sunday).“Always Chelsea is a big rival. Antonio (Conte) was. I am delighted that players with this style of play will be perfect for English football. I am so happy he came here.”Guardiola said his team wanted to win the Community Shield to get their season off to a flying start but admitted they would not better last season’s results in the Premier League.“In terms of results, in the Premier League I cannot overcome the results, the numbers of last season, but in the way we play, yes,” he said.“And in other competitions, the FA Cup and Champions League, always we can do better. If I felt it’s done and we cannot improve I would not be here. I stay here because I think we can improve, but to get more than 100 points — no.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is plotting a Premier League title defence © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 3 – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday he will only dip into the transfer market for a “special” talent after a relatively quiet summer of business for the Premier League champions.City’s only high-profile signing so far has been Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a club-record £60 million ($78 million) deal but Italy international midfielder Jorginho plumped for Chelsea.
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Belgium defeated England to finish thridBelgium’s golden generation lived up to their high billing by dispatching England 2-0, Saturday evening at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to clinch World Cup bronze.Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils are now officially their country’s greatest ever football side as they surpassed Enzo Scifo, Jan Cuellemans and Jean Marie Pfaff who finished fourth at Mexico ’86.On the basis of his World Cup performances, Thomas Meunier is going to take some convincing to sit on the Paris Saint Germain bench (he plays second fiddle to Daniel Alves) when the regular season commences.The towering wing back put Belgium ahead just four minutes into the game when he outpaced England’s Danny Rose to stab home fellow wing back Nacer Chadli’s well weighted cross.Eden Hazard’s already blue chip stock skyrocketed through the roof when he played soccer for the ages to mastermind his teams’ second victory over England at Russia 2018.Precision counter attacking football is Belgium’s stock in trade. Once again both their goals came through that route.Chadli was withdrawn before the breather after he tore his hamstring making another trademark blistering run into the England mixer but Russia 2018 has redeemed his footballing reputation and clubs will be lining up to save him from the ignominy of playing in the Championship with his relegated club West Bromwich Albion.The Three Lions were buzzing and both Dier and Harry Maguire could have done better with headers in quick secession on 72 and 73 minutes but they failed to test Courtois.They were to regret their profligacy as Hazard soon found time and space to shoot past Jordan Pickford for Belgium’s second.England were a much better outfit after halftime. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate jerked his side from a first half slumber by introducing Jesse Lindgard and Marcus Rashford for ineffective duo Raheem Sterling and Rose.Spurred on by fresh legs, they pressed Belgium but wayward finishing let them down. Midway through the half Eric Dier found himself in a one in one with Red Devils custodian Thibaut Courtois, only for his chipped shot to be cleared off the line by Tottenham Hotspur team mate Toby Alderweireld.Comments Tags: FIFA world Cup 2018top
MONTREAL — Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier haven’t been exiled. They’ll still be in teal and white uniforms Thursday, playing important top six forward roles for the Sharks in their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.But both players plainly understand that the mistakes they made in overtime of the Sharks’ game against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday simply can’t happen again.An untimely line change by Meier and Labanc — after they both had been on the ice for over a minute — led …
Children’s favorite monster was a ballerina with functional arms, according to new announcements.T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare (Live Science). How reporter Laura Geggel knows this is not clear, since she never saw one at the ballet, unless she liked watching Barney on TV as a college student and wrote this under the influence of a substance:Most people don’t think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research indicates that the dinosaur king was quite good at turning to pounce on prey.In fact, T. rex and its tyrannosaur relatives were master twirlers — sporting between two and three times the agility of other theropod dinosaurs, a group of bipedal, mostly meat-eating beasts, new research finds.Actually, Geggel did not dream this in a state of euphoria, but relied on the word of Eric Snively, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He calls his dancing T. rex “a slow-motion 10-tonne [9 tons] figure skater from hell.” Dancing metaphors aside, a study of the bone structure of the beast shows it was finely balanced, with muscles probably attached in a way to facilitate turns. “Tyrannosaurs could even turn as quickly as theropods half their body size, indicating they were gold medalists not only for their banana-size, serrated teeth and powerful bite force, but also for their agility,” the article states.Tyrannosaur at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Photo by David Coppedge.Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex’s Puny Arms Were Useful After All (Live Science). Earlier, Geggel reported another myth-busting aspect of the Tyrannosaurus rex: its arms were actually functional, not useless vestiges of evolutionary ancestors. A little interpolation was required to come to this conclusion:By studying the arm movements of two distant relatives of T. rex — the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) — researchers have learned that T. rex and other theropods (a group of mostly meat-eating, bipedal dinosaurs) could likely turn the palms of their hands toward their chests.The comparison supports the notion that the monsters were clappers, not slappers. Beyond that, they could probably turn their arms upward, in order to bring their prey closer for a bite. (No, they did not bite their arms off in the process.) The article did not speculate on whether T. rex meat tastes like chicken (or turkey). Undoubtedly one drumstick would feed the whole party.T. rex may have used its long feet for stealthy surprise attacks (New Scientist). Remember the scene in the original Jurassic Park movie when the T. rex approached in the dark, its thunderous footsteps making seismic waves in the water? A scientist in Uruguay thinks the monsters were sneakier than that.Blanco and his colleagues simulated the pattern of seismic waves generated when the dinosaur feet hit the ground. They found the waves produced by theropod feet were weakest in the walking direction: in other words, theropods had a foot shape that would have allowed them to sneak up on their prey while ‘seismically’ masking their presence.Why didn’t anybody think of this until now? “So far, there is no evidence of a modern animal using this camouflage,” said Ernesto Blanco of Republic University. “But it is a new concept. So perhaps it’s because nobody was looking for it before.”Each of these articles says very little about evolution, mentioning it only briefly at all. For instance, in the third article, we read:Blanco suggests that the elongated feet could have evolved precisely because they should have given theropods a hunting advantage, although he says the idea will need to be tested in more detail.For the most part, though, these articles show design features: balance, function, and camouflage. Throwing in the Stuff Happens Law adds very little to understanding of how these large animals originated and operated. Keep chance out of it. The articles illustrate that a focus on observation and design is more interesting than repeating ad nauseum, “it evolved.” (Visited 442 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0