first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Read more Topics Share via Email “Have you ever known a team to win the title by January? Me neither, it’s totally unrealistic,” he said, before adding how satisfied he was that his team have shown no signs of over-confidence. “When you win a lot of games in a row there is a risk of being ‘OK we can do less and we are going to win the same’, but the way we played from the beginning here showed me a lot. You can’t win all the time by five or six goals. That is not football at the highest level.”He did believe, mind you, that City should have won at least 5-1 here. “We want to win titles so we need to be clinical,” he said.He had a point. City squandered a clutch of late chances with Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and David Silva all uncharacteristically wayward in front of goal.City had found West Brom to be awkward opponents when they visited here last month in the Carabao Cup, eventually winning 2-1 thanks to a pair of goals by Sané. The German picked up where he left off by opening the scoring in the 10th minute. The defence was cut asunder by Fernandinho’s sharp low pass, allowing Sané to slam a shot past Ben Foster.The goalkeeper appeared to be taken by surprise by the sudden ferocity of Sané’s shot but three minutes later it was City’s turn to be shocked, as West Brom drew level. They had already hinted at an ability to catch City out at the back when, in the fifth minute, Salomón Rondón ran on to a pass over the top by Grzegorz Krychowiak before John Stones got back to smother the danger. Stones was unable to bail out his team in the 13th minute when Gareth Barry’s chip found Rodriguez, who lifted the ball over the advancing Ederson and into the net.Luck turned against Barry two minutes later when he attempted to block Fernandinho’s low shot from 25 yards but succeeded only in helping it into the net via the post. Barry did not deserve such ill-fortune but Fernandinho could be said to have earned a good break as he was among City’s best performers.In the 26th minute City’s hypnotic passing lulled West Brom to sleep and David Silva was able to get on the end of a delightful pass by De Bruyne, but the Spaniard headed over the bar .West Brom seldom managed to carry the play down to the other end of the pitch but when they did they made City uncomfortable. A panicky slice by Fabian Delph in the 33rd minute enabled Rondón to send a header goalward from 10 yards, but not with enough power to alarm Ederson.Sirens also sounded for the goalkeeper in the early minutes of the second half when Krychowiak crept in unnoticed at the back post to be on the end of a cross from the right, but his header turned out to be as weak as Rondon’s.Sterling came off the bench on the hour to quash the home team’s resistance. Replacing Bernardo Silva, who had been tidy but not incisive, the England winger finished off an intricate City move in the 63rd minute, sidefooting a cross by Kyle Walker into the net.Tony Pulis threw on Matt Phillips in pursuit of a comeback that never looked likely. West Brom mustered enough of a threat to expose more nervousness in City’s defence – encapsulated by Nicolás Otamendi’s yellow card for a wild tackle on Jake Livermore – but could not bother Ederson until stoppage time. That was when Otamendi goofed again, unwittingly chesting a cross by Barry into the path of Philipps, who poked the ball into the net from five yards. That was not enough to salvage a draw but it might have proved a point: that West Brom can be dangerous when they attack. Wilfried Zaha’s 97th-minute goal ends West Ham’s resistance at Crystal Palace Manchester City match reportscenter_img Premier League Share on Messenger The Observer This was scruffy by Manchester City’s recent standards, but they still had far too much class for their opponents and duly collected their eighth Premier League win on the spin. Goals by Leroy Sané, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling restored their five-point lead at the top of the table.Strikes for West Brom by Jay Rodriguez and Matt Phillips briefly introduced a smidgen of suspense into this contest, but ultimately served only as tantalising reminders that City do have vulnerabilities. The question is whether anyone will be able to exploit those often enough to prevent them from sashaying to the title. Pep Guardiola scoffed at Jürgen Klopp’s suggestion that City could have the title wrapped up ridiculously early. Share on LinkedIn West Bromwich Albion Reuse this content Share on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Next Defending champion Naomi Osaka crashes out after losing to Belinda Bencic in US Open round of 16Naomi Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.advertisement Associated Press New YorkSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 00:18 IST Noami Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday nightBoth defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinalsNaomi Osaka’s 10-match U.S. Open winning streak and title defense are done after she was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee and was visited by a trainer after getting broken to trail 3-2 in the second set.The result under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium on a rainy Monday means both defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinals at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of a painful left shoulder.Osaka made her breakthrough at Flushing Meadows a year ago, winning her first major championship by beating Serena Williams in a chaotic final that devolved after Williams got into an extended argument with the chair umpire.Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.The 13th-seeded Bencic, who is from Switzerland and has been mentored by Martina Hingis, showed again that she is a big-match player. She improved to 3-0 against Osaka this season and now has a tour-leading nine victories over top-10 opponents in 2019.Bencic also is 4-1 over her career against top-ranked players.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow US OpenFollow Naomi Osakalast_img read more

first_imgPeace River Zone Theatre Festival Flyer. Photo by the Stage North Theatre Society Facebook Page.Friday’s show is Blackbird, which is a heavy drama about two people who had a very unconventional affair when they were young. The Stage North Theatre Society presented this show back on May 10th, which means residents who didn’t get the chance to see this two weeks ago will have a second chance to witness the drama.Saturday’s show is Mary’s Wedding, which takes place the night before Mary’s Wedding in 1920. The play journeys through Mary’s dream, her past, and the moment she meets her first love Charlie before he volunteers for World War One. Charlie’s side of the story takes place in the trenches along side his mentor and sergeant. The play is as much about history as it is about romance.Tickets for the event cost $25 to see all three shows, or $10 for individual shows.Residents can purchased tickets at the North Peace Cultural Centre. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Zone Theatre Festival starts today at the North Peace Cultural Centre.The festival runs until Saturday and will feature a different play each day. Shows starts at 7:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m.Tonights show is “Stop Saying Nothing”, which is a collection about bullying presented by North Peace Secondary School.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team is hosting a series of sessions looking at Northern Farmer Connections.The Northern Farmer Connections session is an informal evening to learn about what NEAT is planning in order to learn about and support local producers throughout the Peace. It will also allow farmers to ask questions and network with other local producers.Bess Legault, Northern Co-hort Coordinator with NEAT, says there is a growing interest in agriculture within the Peace Region. “In the last couple of years, there’s been an interest in the potential for a horticultural/agricultural industry or industry support in the Peace Region.”Legault hopes these sessions will create a local food system collectively and collaboratively with local producers in order to bring food to the local purchaser.“So we’re going to learn from one another what’s working and what’s not working. Is there an opportunity for farmers to work together to be able to supply a grocery store instead of just a farmers’ market?”.There are no production guidelines as both large and small producers are welcome to attend the sessions.The first session is taking place in Fort St. John on November 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the NEAT Office.For more information and a list of sessions happening near you, you can visit read more

first_imgWashington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the recent arrest of a woman who allegedly breached security at President Donald Trump’s private Florida club while carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware, is an example of the threat Beijing poses to Washington. In a TV interview on Friday, Pompeo declined to provide additional details related to his claim but said: “I think this tells the American people the threat that China poses, the efforts they’re making inside the US, not only against government officials but more broadly.” CNN reported on Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had begun investigating the possibility that the incident at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property was an espionage effort. The US official who confirmed the espionage probe said the FBI is doing what it has to do in these circumstances, when there is a foreign national involved and a possibility of counterintelligence or cyber-security issues. Earlier this week, Trump dismissed concerns about the incident when asked about potential Chinese espionage. Hedescribed it a “fluke situation,” praising both the Secret Service and the receptionist who stopped the accused, Yujing Zhang. Zhang was charged with making false statements to a federal officer and entering a restricted area on Monday. A detention hearing is scheduled for April 8 and arraignment for April 15. While investigators have not yet revealed conclusive evidence suggesting a link to Chinese espionage, the breach has highlighted long-brewing concerns about security at Mar-a-Lago. The club allows members, their guests and people attending events to enter and move around, even as Trump makes frequent visits to the property.last_img read more

20 February 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world body to draw upon its own resources and experience in reforming the security sector, as the Security Council underscored the crucial role that security plays in successful peacebuilding and development efforts in countries emerging from conflict. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world body to draw upon its own resources and experience in reforming the security sector, as the Security Council underscored the crucial role that security plays in successful peacebuilding and development efforts in countries emerging from conflict. “Security sector reform embraces values and principles that lie at the core of the United Nations,” Mr. Ban told an open Security Council debate. “The practical involvement of the UN in security sector reform has been shaped by decades of peacekeeping in post-conflict environments.” In particular, he pointed to four key lessons gleaned from decades of UN peacekeeping missions: the vital nature of security in the immediate aftermath of a conflict; the need for post-conflict countries to take ownership of sustainable security programmes; the importance of strengthening institutions themselves for a durable peace; and the necessity of cooperation among the UN and its various agencies, as well as regional organizations, financial institutions and others. Speaking at the end of today’s debate, Ambassador Peter Burian of Slovakia, which this month holds the Council’s revolving presidency, said in a statement that the 15-member body “stresses that reforming the security sector in post-conflict environments is critical to the consolidation of peace and stability, promoting poverty reduction, rule of law and good governance, extending legitimate state authority and preventing countries from relapsing into conflict.” Responding to concerns from some of the more than 30 speakers who spoke during the meeting, the Council statement emphasized that any reforms made in the sector will not impinge on the sovereignty of any State. Mr. Burian said that the Council recognizes that it is the “primary responsibility of the country concerned to determine the national approach and priorities of security sector reform. It should be a nationally-owned process that is rooted in the particular needs and conditions of the country in question.” The role of the UN will be to promote “comprehensive, coherent and coordinated international support to nationally-owned security sector reform programmes implemented with the consent of the country concerned,” he added. In addition to speakers representing individual countries, the Council also heard from the heads of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). “We should recognize that the United Nations has a comparative advantage over others in this area,” said General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, referring to security sector reform and calling for better coordination of efforts. “It is uniquely positioned, due to its universal legitimacy, to play a leading role in policy formulation and capacity building.” The recent struggles of post-conflict countries, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Guinea-Bissau and Côte d’Ivoire, to avoid sliding back into war has highlighted the need for implementation of security sector reforms. read more

A three-judge panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which sits in Arusha in neighbouring Tanzania, sentenced François Karera today after finding him guilty of three counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was acquitted of complicity to commit genocide, which had been an alternative count to genocide.The ICTR found that Mr. Karera, who served as the prefect, or chief administrator, of Kigali-Rural Prefecture between April and July 1994, ordered, instigated and encouraged attacks by Hutu militiamen and soldiers against Tutsis in his prefecture.In mid-April of that year, militiamen and soldiers arrived in Ntarama sector and attacked Tutsis who had sought shelter at a church because of the killings and violence engulfing the country. Mr. Karera was present and encouraged the attackers as they killed hundreds of people at the church.Later that month and also in May, many Tutsis were also killed – mainly at makeshift roadblocks – at two other communes in Mr. Karera’s prefecture, following orders he gave.The judges said that in determining the appropriate sentence for Mr. Karera, they “took into account in particular his position of authority and the number of victims who were killed at Ntarama Church.”About 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered, mainly by machete, in less than 100 days starting in April 1994. The Security Council set up the ICTR later that year to deal with the worst crimes. 7 December 2007A former Rwandan provincial leader has been sentenced to life in prison by the United Nations tribunal dealing with the country’s 1994 genocide after it convicted him for his role in the killings, including the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis who had sought refuge in a church. read more

“According to official reports received by UNICEF, these children from the Yazidi minority died as a direct consequence of violence, displacement and dehydration over the past two days,” Marzio Babille, a representative from UNICEF said in a statement today.Sinjar, a district of Ninewa in northwest Iraq with a population of at least 150,000 children – including many who are internally displaced – was taken over by the ISIL on Sunday.“Families who fled the area are in immediate need of urgent assistance, including up to 25,000 children who are now stranded in mountains surrounding Sinjar and are in dire need of humanitarian aid including drinking water and sanitation services,” said Mr. Babille.Children are particularly vulnerable and are most affected by the continuing violence, displacement and fighting in Iraq. UNICEF repeated its urgent call for all children to be protected and immediately provided with life-saving assistance to prevent further loss of life.“UNICEF calls all those who have influence to immediately grant children and women free and safe access to areas of refuge and respect the special protection afforded to children under international humanitarian and human rights law,” Mr. Babille urged.But those areas of refuge are few and far between, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which reports that displaced families are desperately in need of food, water, shelter and health care services. UN agencies along with their partners have distributed food rations, water, tents and hygiene kits to displaced families and are working with local authorities to provide further assistance.In a statement later in the day, the UN Security Council condemned the attacks on Sinjar and Tal Afar, voicing particular concern about the vulnerable minority, Yezidis. Thousands of Iraqis from that community have been displaced in recent attacks. The Council strongly condemned “the systematic persecution of individuals from minority populations, including Christians, and those who refuse the extremist ideology of ISIL and associated armed groups,” the 15-members said. They underscored that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable. read more

Meanwhile stretched police forces are left “baffled”… Dame Vera Baird QC warned that abuse such as revenge porn has a devastating impact and in some cases victims have even been forced to trawl the internet to find and remove explicit images themselves. A new internet policing force is needed tackle the crimes that “baffle” officers, the victims commissioner has said as she revealed that domestic abusers have been using Alexa to taunt their victims. The former Police and Crime Commissioner revealed that online abuse had extended to offenders taking over a victim’s social media or even their Alexa, including a case where the home control system was used to turn the heating on full blast at 4am. read more

first_imgHoneywell has today announced the global launch of Intuition Executive, the flagship product of its new Intuition software portfolio. Intuition Executive delivers enterprise-wide information management, decision support and collaboration tools “to help companies achieve operational excellence”, says the group. The launch comes some two years after Honeywell acquired Matrikon along with its Mobile Equipment Monitoring and Mine to Port offerings, and incorporates these solutions but as part of a much wider data analysis and integration package.The group states: “Companies in the process industries often use dozens of applications and hundreds of spreadsheets to manage complex production operations, monitor processes and make operating decisions. These systems are usually either completely isolated or are connected with complex, custom-designed interfaces that make it difficult to use the data effectively and maintain data integrity. With its sophisticated data processing and analytics capabilities, Intuition Executive solves this critical challenge. The software anticipates problems and identifies opportunities. Its collaboration tools highlight and capture expert knowledge, share information and help users to make more agile decisions and take action in order to drive intelligent operations and solve key challenges.” For the mining industry, Honeywell believes that this can result in increased efficiency and ability to manage and respond to volatile energy costs, complex regulatory changes, and real-world safety challenges.“Data integration and visualisation is a must have for our customers today,” said Ian Brown, Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions. “The ability to see, understand and act on the relationships within critical data is key to creating competitive advantage, and this can only be achieved when all applications and underlying data are amalgamated. Once you do this, you can identify and take advantage of opportunities earlier, mitigate potentially damaging plant events and make confident business decisions.”Intuition Executive is developed on and extends the functionality of Microsoft Corp. technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint 2010, SQL Server and StreamInsight to meet the requirements of industrial operations. “Monitoring and analysing data in motion leads to earlier event detection and faster decision making. Combining business intelligence and analytics tools with existing workflows empowers organisations with the ability to take immediate action and stay ahead in today’s highly competitive industrial marketplace,” said Caglayan Arkan, general manager, Worldwide Manufacturing and Resources Sector, Microsoft. “Combined with Microsoft technologies, Intuition Executive is positioned to take advantage of computing power and complex event processing technology to analyse large data streams.” Intuition Executive is part of a growing family of Intuition solutions that solve key industry needs such as operations monitoring, alarm management, asset management, remote operation centres, and business process optimisation. Powered by Matrikon, Intuition Executive is vendor neutral and will connect to any control system or underlying data source.last_img read more