Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley

first_imgTempers flared towards the end of the Premier League match (Picture: Getty)Tempers flare at full-time as @ChelseaFC miss out on the chance to go third and @BurnleyOfficial move within a point of @PremierLeague survival!Watch highlights from the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge here:— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) April 22, 2019 Comment Burnley drew to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening as the Blues missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League table.Victory for Maurizio Sarri’s side would have seen Chelsea overtake Tottenham and consolidate their top-four position following a weekend that saw Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all lose.But the Blues were forced to settle for a point after both teams scored twice in the opening 24 minutes of the match.It was Jeff Hendrick who gave Burnley, now virtually safe from relegation, an early lead with a superb volley from the edge of the box.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEden Hazard assisted N’Golo Kante for Chelsea’s equaliser, before the hosts went in front through a fine Gonzalo Higuain strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley just ten minutes later, however, and neither side were able to score a winner after the break.Chelsea, who are level on points with Tottenham and just one and three points above Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, were booed off.Speaking after the match, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton said: ‘It was a massive point. We knew it would be a tough game. ‘You could see how much it meant to the lads. We’ve been very good at offensive and defensive set-plays.‘Gonzalo Higuain’s shot was a rocket. I couldn’t get my hands onto it. We can soak up pressure and make it awkward for teams.’Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet, meanwhile, said: ‘I think that it shows Chelsea were in control and the team attacking, but we expect that from Burnley.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t remember a team having so many touches in an opposition box. I think they were just playing inside the box.‘Burnley were so tight and compact inside their own box that they allowed Chelsea to play in the box, without getting through them.‘It was a game that they had to win – at home to a team at the bottom after what happened at the weekend. It’s two points dropped.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard react to Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham defeats Advertisementcenter_img Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 9:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Michele Gumabao confirms Binibining Pilipinas stint

first_imgThe news first circulated when Powerhouseph, a page dedicated to beauty pageants, posted last Jan. 6 a photo of Bb. Pilipinas’ candidates including Michele Gumabao.Gumabao was a key player of the De La Salle volleyball team. Currently, she is with Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League. /cbbMichele Gumabao applies for Bb. Pilipinas 2018, says report Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children PLAY LIST 01:16Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volleybelle Michele Gumabao has confirmed that she will be competing in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant.Gumabao shared a photo on her Instagram account before dawn Tuesday with the caption “It’s official!! Feeling so blessed and excite to begin another journey!”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES As of this writing, the post of the 5-foot-10 stunner had more than 3,600 likes. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Michele’s stister, Kat, also confirmed the news on her own Instagram account by posting a photo of Michele wearing a modern baro’t saya.Kat said: “IT’S OFFICIAL! @gumabaomichele is a @bbpilipinasofficial 2018 candidate ️ I’m so proud of you Belles ”“Let your heart shine through and allow God to move and be seen in everything you do,” she added in her postADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kiefer’s a gem View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

Greek culture first global culture

first_imgHellenism’s impact on Asia and the Islamic world was the subject of the latest history seminar organised by GOCMV last week, with Seoul-born Dr Hyun Jin Kim revealing the lesser-known facts of ancient Greece’s relationship to Asiatic cultures.In his presentation in Melbourne, Dr Kim unveiled the ‘heirs’ to the Greek political and cultural tradition were far beyond Europe’s borders – from the diffusion of Alexander romances in medieval Eurasia, to the impact of Hellenic traditions on India and East Asia, along with the fusion of Greek, Iranian and Indian cultural influences which gave rise to Gandhara Buddhist art.The essence of his presentation was that the influence of Greek civilisation was never confined to Western Europe.“The spread of Hellenistic culture into Inner Asia and India in the fourth to first centuries BC brought about a remarkable fusion of Asian and Greek cultures, which continues to impact on the lives of all Asians,” said Dr Kim. “Even China, long thought to be isolated from the rest of Eurasia, was not immune to Greek influence. Greek culture was indeed the first global culture.”The Oxford University-trained academic (now lecturing at the University of Melbourne) said that traditional ideas of Greek cultural influence being largely confined to Europe needed to be rethought. “The civilisations of the world in recorded history never existed in splendid isolation. It wasn’t just medieval Europeans who eagerly embraced the Hellenic legacy of Alexander and his successors. In fact Islamised Alexander romances were being written all over the Muslim world during the Middle Ages.” In a detailed and passionate account of the precedents set by ancient Greece to non-European and non-western cultures, Dr Kim spoke of the importance of the Classics and Greek history as “relevant not just to a few, an arguably ever-shrinking group of devotees in universities in Europe and the US, but to a potential future audience numbering – let’s say optimistically three billion – in Asia and Africa”. Dr Kim said it was vital “to overcome the insularity that has far too often become associated with the Classics and by illuminating the interconnectivity of the Eurasian world in antiquity and the critical role of Greco-Roman civilisation within it, reiterate the fact that the Classics are relevant to the modern world, precisely because it is the heritage not just of the West but the whole civilised world of Eurasia”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Student helps to try and stop illegal dumping in Ladysmith

first_imgAshleigh Ramphal, who is a university student, is currently working on a project to help clean up areas affected by illegal dumping.The project aims to keep the environment clean…Together with DA councillor Valentino Murugan, she and her team of activists recently worked together and did their bit by cleaning up a large area of land that has been hit by illegal dumping.Ashleigh and her team have submitted a list of ideas to Public Safety, detailing measures to prevent dumping from taking place.Also read: Illegal dumping in Shepstone Road, Ladysmith, not a good sight for residentsThey suggested measures such as having more lighting in certain places as a deterrent. Also on their list is a suggestion to have more mobile bins placed in the affected zones in the hopes that individuals will use them and not the open ground.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

first_imgRelated posts:Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya Following threats, poachers allegedly attack sea turtle conservationists in Costa Rica, Sea Shepherd says Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins MIAMI – Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government.The Southeast shrimp trawl industry, the largest in the United States, kills some 53,000 of the turtles each year in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, the advocacy group Oceana said.“If people knew that their order of shrimp cocktail came with a side of government-authorized sea turtle they would be horrified,” said Oceana assistant general counsel Eric Bilsky.The group has pressed for wider use of turtle excluder devices (TEDs), which are flaps built into nets and big enough for turtles to escape through.“Studies have shown TEDs are 97 percent effective at preventing sea turtle deaths when used correctly, yet the Fisheries Service is not enforcing their use, or even requiring TEDs in all vessels that can use them,” Bilsky added.In the lawsuit, Oceana alleges that the National Marine Fisheries Service has “violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to determine whether shrimp fishing in this region puts sea turtles at risk of extinction, failing to monitor fishing’s impacts on sea turtles and failing to set a limit on how many sea turtles can be caught and killed,” said a statement.Named in the lawsuit are Penny Pritzker, secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is part of NOAA.An NOAA media representative contacted by AFP said she could not discuss ongoing litigation.‘Not reasonable’ The lawsuit refers to loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, and says that shrimp trawlers in the southeastern United States kill more per year than all other U.S. Atlantic fisheries combined.“We do not believe the Oceana lawsuit is reasonable or based on a scientific review of the facts,” said John Williams, executive director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, an industry group.He said shrimpers are committed to turtle conservation and have stayed below the 12 percent capture rate established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.“The sea turtle populations are growing and the shrimp industry remains in compliance with federally mandated capture rate limits, which are designed to ensure further recovery of the sea turtles,” he said in a statement emailed to AFP.Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changing the status of green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico from endangered to threatened, on the basis that their populations have rebounded due to successful conservation efforts and the widespread use of fishing nets that allow them to escape. A loggerhead turtle (Caretta carreta) escapes a net equipped with a turtle excluder device (TED). (Courtesy U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)‘Drastic non-compliance’ But not all fisheries are required to use nets with turtle excluder devices.Some skimmer trawls that operate in shallow waters have argued to the federal government that they work effectively without nets containing TEDs, and so they are exempted from using them.The National Marine Fisheries Services said on its website that it “does not require a skimmer trawl to have a TED because the nets can be emptied frequently while continuing to fish.”These exempted skimmer trawls are supposed to drag their nets for shorter periods of time and empty them as often as every 30 minutes — as opposed to two or more hours — to lower the risk of drowning any sea turtles that may get caught.But the lack of monitoring has worried some wildlife experts, Oceana marine scientist Amanda Keledjian told AFP.“That is a significant problem that we are very concerned about,” she said.“TEDs are required in most circumstances for the shrimp trawl fishery, but when they are allowed to do something different, they are really in drastic non-compliance with some of those requirements, which is frustrating.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more