first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, WASILEWSKI, FUCHS,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,VARDYEVERTON (4-2-3-1)NIASSE,CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY, LENNON,BARRY, McCARTHY,BAINES, PENNINGTON, STONES, BESIC,HOWARDThe party has started. On Monday, Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Chelsea meant that Leicester City are the new – and most unexpected – Barclays Premier League champions.It is the Foxes’ first top-flight title in their 132-year history and a remarkable achievement given that they began the season with odds of 5,000-1 to win the Premier League.They can also boast the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year in Riyad Mahrez and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in Jamie Vardy.They will receive the Premier League trophy after what is their final home game of the season and will be determined to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches having lost just three all season.Everton, meanwhile, ended a seven-game run without a league win with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last weekend with defender Leighton Baines stealing the winner.Everton have won just 10 games and need to win two of their remaining three – they finish the season away to Sunderland and at home to Norwich – to avoid their fewest home successes since they won only nine (in 2003-04 and 1997-98).When these teams met in December, Leicester won 3-2, thanks to two penalties from Riyad Mahrez, to confirm their place at the top of the Premier League at Christmas.This fixture has a habit of throwing up draws. No fewer than six of the nine games at Leicester against Everton have finished all square including the last five. Last season Chris Wood stole a late equaliser for Leicester in a 2-2 draw.Leicester are without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder was sent-off in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United. And Robert Huth is also banned after receiving a three-game suspension for pulling the hair of Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Vardy, who has missed the last two through suspension, returns to the attack.Everton miss the banned Funes Mori so Matt Pennington should continue at the back. Brendan Galloway and Gerard Deulofeu are still missing while there are tests for Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman.last_img read more

House catches fire near 104 Street

first_imgUPDATE #2:  Here is an update to this story – CLICK HEREHouse fire at 104 st and 106 ave House fire at 104 st and 106 aveUPDATE: The Fort St John Fire Department has extinguished the fire.   Crews remain on scene to make sure the fire is out.- Advertisement – ORIGINAL STORYFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Crews are arriving to the scene of a house is on fire near 104 street and 106 Avenue.Residents are told to stay away from the home as crews fight the fire.Advertisement More to come.last_img


first_imgUFC: Conor McGregor has launched another stinging attack on Donegal’s MMA star Joseph Duffy. McGregor has again attacked Duffy in the run-up to his UFC headline bout in Dublin against Dustin Poirier.McGregor believes Duffy doesn’t deserve to be headlining the Dublin card and believes Paddy Hoolahan should instead be the main attraction. Duffy was the last person to beat McGregor when the pair faced off in Cork in 2010.However, McGregor believes Duffy has exploited his success in order to forge a career for himself in the UFC.McGregor said when Duffy was beat in 2011, he quit the sport and threw in the towel – and when the Dubliner attracted global fame in the US with his success in the UFC, he believes that’s when Duffy decided to get back into MMA.McGregor said, “I felt it should have Paddy’s main event or maybe Gunni, but Gunni’s going to be on my card in Vegas. “Paddy Aisling and Cathal, they’re the true main events.”“Joe is not from Dublin, he was born in Ireland, he’s moved to Canada, he was in London, Wales.“I don’t know where the fuck he’s from, but he ain’t from here. He ain’t never stepped foot in that arena. He ain’t trained around this area.”When quizzed on whether or not he was surprised that Duffy hadn’t responded to his earlier criticisms of him, McGregor said he wasn’t.McGregor said, “How can he say anything about that fight when one year after that fight, he got beat and he quit the sport? “I laid out the facts of his career already. One year after me and him fought, he was beaten for the Cage Warriors lightweight title and he quit the sport, retired, moved country, changed teams and took up another sport. They’re facts.”McGregor then said Duffy is cashing on his success, “Then he sees my success, he sees the Irish success even though he’s off somewhere else.“He’s never trained in Ireland in his life and then he sees all of this, then he shaves a shamrock in his head and he calls himself ‘Irish Joe’ and tries to come back and capitalise off of the that and milk that.”“Now I can’t hate that because, get that revenue, make what you can for your family. I don’t hate that man for that, but facts are facts and that’s the story of his career.” MCGREGOR – “DUFFY DOESN’T DESERVE TO HEADLINE DUBLIN, HE ISN’T FROM HERE” was last modified: October 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Grizzlies, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle.The Warriors (9-1) are looking for their eighth straight win and also hoping to keep their home record perfect as they take on a Memphis team on a back-to-back following a disappointing, last-second loss to Phoenix Sunday night. Golden State has won 5-0 in its last season at Oracle.Memphis (5-3) fell …last_img

Nature Backpedals Over Stem-Cell Hype

first_imgAfter Nature printed an upbeat press release last month that stem cells could be extracted without killing an embryo (see 08/25/2006), critics found that the experiment did indeed kill the embryos.  Also, it turns out none of the stem cell lines survived, and that more than one cell had been extracted from the embryos, contrary to claims made in the press.    Associated Press reported (see Fox News) that Advanced Cell Technology was accused before a Senate hearing of misrepresenting its research and of hyping a technique before it was shown to work.  Nature Science Update wrote a response apologizing for the misrepresentation.  They said that even though the article contained the facts about the destruction of the embryos in its supplementary material, it should have clarified that the research only showed that the technique might work in principle.Only the scrutiny of the public is going to prevent abuse in the stem-cell gold rush.  Nature was originally praised for coming up with an “ethical” way to harvest embryonic stem cells, but look how ethical it turned out to be.  There is big money and ambition shoving ES research on this country, in spite of the fact that it has no track record (while adult stem cell research is already saving lives).  Don’t expect the researchers or science journals to act in morally responsible ways when eyes are glazed over with dreams of fame and prize money.    There is a detailed analysis of stem cell hype and politics in Ann Coulter’s recent best-selling book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Vodacom Bulls raise funds for education

first_img18 January 2012The 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby season is fast approaching, and the Vodacom Bulls are preparing for the kick-off on the weekend of 24-25 February by using a pre-season match to raise money for matriculants to pursue tertiary education.On Monday, the Blue Bulls Company announced a three-year partnership with the Polokwane Municipality aimed at generating funds for first-year students from disadvantaged backgrounds.The charity drive will begin at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 11 February, when the Bulls take on the Toyota Cheetahs in a pre-season fixture.The venue hosted four matches in the 2010 Fifa World Cup. That same year, the 41 733-seater stadium played host to a highly successful warm-up clash between the Bulls and Lions. Now the organisers are hoping for another big turnout from rugby fans for the clash against the Cheetahs.‘Inspire youngsters’Blue Bulls Rugby Union Louis president Louis Nel said: “I think that the success of the Vodacom Bulls in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition, as well as the popularity of our players and franchise, will boost the Polokwane Municipality and inspire the youngsters to follow their dreams.“We are proud to work in conjunction with Polokwane on an initiative that is dear to our hearts and we are confident that we will make a significant impact on the lives of our future leaders.”Polokwane Mayor Freddy Greaver said the Bulls set a trend of high standards and expectation when they played the Lions in the city, which has resulted in a demand for more by the rugby public in his municipality.“The Vodacom Bulls have started a culture here in Polokwane, which continues to grow,” reckoned Greaver.‘Loved and admired’“The players are loved and admired by our rugby-starved residents, and after having experienced such a memorable game last year, they want more.“I have no doubt this warm-up game will be a success and I’m grateful to the Blue Bulls Company for paving the way to a bright future for our young learners, most of whom are unable to afford tertiary education. I’m confident that this initiative will change the lives of many of our matriculants and result in success stories in the years to come.”Both the Bulls and Cheetahs are expected to field their strongest teams for the match on 11 February as both sets of players fine-tune their performances for the start of the Super Rugby season.Not only will students benefit from the contest, the Blue Bulls Rugby Union amateur club in Limpopo will also be a beneficiary.Golf DayIn addition, the Blue Bulls players have committed themselves to a Golf Day in conjunction with the Polokwane Municipality later in the year to raise additional bursary funds for learners.Tickets for the game range from R80 behind the poles, to R100 for open stand tickets, to R120 for grandstand seats. They will be available at the stadium and through Computicket. Various hospitality opportunities will also be available in the impressive Skyboxes/suites.Parking tickets will be on sale at Computicket for R20, while hospitality tickets will be sold from the stadium.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

May 25, Zach Profit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re looking pretty good. We’ve been done for three weeks or more with planting, except for our last 75-acre field that we put tile in. We felt like we had enough time to get it tiled before we planted it. I’m trying to get it planted right now. I made one pass around the field last night and blew a hydraulic hose. We just started sidedressing today. We’ve been hauling corn and watching stuff grow. The distance between good places and bad places is not far. You don’t have to go very far for it to get pretty ugly. The central part of the county is looking pretty good but the extreme south part of Van Wert County could use a shot of rain and up north they have had more rain. There is more to do yet in the north and fields are still unplanted. Then, as you go further north up 127 it gets pretty ugly. We are in pretty good shape compared to them. Everything except for the field we are tiling is up and I think the corn will be knee high by June 4 and not July 4. The soybeans are looking good too but we could definitely use a shot of rain here. On May 18 we got about an inch of rain but that was pretty variable. To the south and north they didn’t get that in Van Wert County. If we can just keep the rain coming I think we’ll be in good shape. We got our herbicide application on the corn done and I think we are going to start working on the weedier bean fields. The emergence has been good. Everything is up and going. We even went so far as to unhook the corn planter the other day. We do have some interesting things going on with nitrogen. About half of our corn will be straight anhydrous which is normally what we do. We also put on a couple hundred acres of fall anhydrous and then we are going to use a split application of 28% with Y-drops, maybe at V10. We had some interesting results last year and we are interested to see how this goes this year.last_img read more

West Holmes FFA competes at the District Food Science CDE

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On November 12, the West Holmes FFA sent 6 members to the District Food Science CDE at Plymouth High School. The team placed 4th out of 5 teams. The members that participated were Natasha Averbukh 11th, Kylie Ramirez 15th, Maddie Stitzlein 16th, Samantha Kendall 21st, Chloe Shumaker 22nd, and Cora Crilow was 23rd out of the 23 participants. Food science is a competition where you answer questions about food safety, preparation, and marketing. Some of the practicums involved food safety and customer inquiry, food analysis, equipment ID, quality assurance, GMP’s, triangle taste tests, and aroma ID.last_img