Regeneration: Top gun

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Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto

first_imgRoberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s second goal in a comfortable 2-0 win (Picture: Getty)Had referee Antonio Mateu consulted VAR and sent off Liverpool’s top goalscorer, the Egyptian would have faced a three-game ban which would potentially have ruled him out of the rest of the competition.Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, are within touching distance of the semi-finals after first half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino put Liverpool firmly in control of the quarter final tie.The Reds made a typically ferocious start and were rewarded within five minutes when Sadio Mane teed up Keita for his second goal in as many matches, albeit via a deflection.Roberto Firmino doubled the lead in the 26th minute when he converted from close range after smart approach play involving Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Advertisement ‘I have watched it again three or four times and my opinion is – as we are looking at it now – it endangered the safety of the opponent and should have been sanctioned with a red card.‘I heard the other way ‘was it just reckless?’ but the way Salah comes in, he is over the top of the ball, he catches the player and I think that should have been a red card.‘For me I thought they would have asked him to review the situation so he could have a look himself, but obviously nothing came of it.’Former England defender Danny Mills, meanwhile, told the BBC ‘That should be a red card. It’s a naughty one. I have definitely seen red cards given for that.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 10:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link954Sharescenter_img Mohamed Salah was fortunate to escape a red card against Porto (Picture: BT Sport)Mohamed Salah was fortunate to have escaped a red card against Porto for a horror challenge on Porto’s Danilo, according to former Premier League referee Phil Dowd.With 10 minutes remaining, the Liverpool forward was attempting to break into the Porto penalty area but was held back by Eder Militao.After managing to escape the attentions of the Brazilian defender, Salah stretched out his left leg in an effort to take the ball away from the onrushing Danilo but succeeded only in planting his studs on the Porto captain’s shin.‘I was of the impression that they were looking at it but then didn’t think it needed an official review,’ Dowd told BT Sport.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 CityEven with VAR Salah and Liverpool still get away with a clear red card… pic.twitter.com/CcUHKQPAus— BG (@ScoutedSZN) April 9, 2019 Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto Advertisementlast_img read more

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Battery operated house

first_imgTesla’s Australian launch of Powerwall 2 in Melbourne earlier this year. Photo: supplied.Smart minds are helping savvy consumers cut their power bills, with the latest device being the Tesla Powerwall 2.The wall mounted unit allows homeowners to use the day’s sunlight at night, according to retail installer, SAE Group.“Essentially it’s a battery system that turns your solar panels into an all-day electrical resource so you can increase your consumption of solar,” said SAE Group marketing manager, Melissa Babovic.“While we’re all out working, the sun is generating an abundance of energy that we’re not home to tap into. This is the best way to capture that and then power the home in the evening when we need it most,” Ms Babovic said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoA complete system, including solar cells and a converter, starts at $18,000, said Ms Babovic, while retrofitting a Powerwall 2 to an existing system would cost about $11,000.You can add multiple Powerwalls to increase capacity and the unit will save you in a blackout as well.“It can protect your home from any power outage — you’ve got that reliability,” Ms Babovic said.According to Ms Babovic, rising electricity costs are driving more households towards rechargeable solar units.“Electricity prices are going up and up and up — we’ve seen nearly a 60 per cent increase in electricity over the last few years,” she said.“It’s a pretty good investment in protecting your energy future. It’s clean, it’s affordable, it’s reliable and it gives you back power in the equation,” Ms Babovic said.The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, runs from September 8 — 10 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.last_img read more

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States need to wake up to public health risks from cannabis

first_imgStat News 21 January 2020Family First Comment: Who you gonna believe? Politicians like Andrew Little and Chloe Swarbrick, and the Drug (Friendly) Foundation – or this Expert? (one of many actually sounding the same warning)….“I have seen the impact of unrestrained cannabis marketing firsthand in my work as president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, a health economist at the University of Southern California, and former co-director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center. The evidence for public health risks is clear, including increases in impaired driving, increases in adverse effects among pregnant and/or nursing women who use cannabis, increases in acute psychosis and emergency department visits, increases in cannabis use disorder and dependence, and increases in vaping-related lung injuries. The notion that cannabis is not harmful — which is strongly promoted by the expanding cannabis industry — has taken particular root among the young, who are vaping nicotine and cannabis in record numbers. Even though use of cannabis among non-adults is illegal, a new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 21% of 12th graders had vaped cannabis in the past year, as had 19% of 10th graders and 7% of 8th graders.”I have seen the impact of unrestrained cannabis marketing firsthand in my work as president of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, a health economist at the University of Southern California, and former co-director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center. The evidence for public health risks is clear, including increases in impaired driving, increases in adverse effects among pregnant and/or nursing women who use cannabis, increases in acute psychosis and emergency department visits, increases in cannabis use disorder and dependence, and increases in vaping-related lung injuries.The notion that cannabis is not harmful — which is strongly promoted by the expanding cannabis industry — has taken particular root among the young, who are vaping nicotine and cannabis in record numbers. Even though use of cannabis among non-adults is illegal, a new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 21% of 12th graders had vaped cannabis in the past year, as had 19% of 10th graders and 7% of 8th graders.States can step up their regulatory game in a number of ways. For starters, here are three trends that deserve high-priority attention.Frequent usersIn every year from 2000 to 2016, daily and near-daily users of cannabis represented at least 75% of all use, as measured in days of use. So as cannabis use in general is rising, cannabis use days among frequent users is also climbing, up from 1.4 billion days of use in 2000 to more than 3.5 billion days of use in 2016.In the world of commerce, frequent customers sustain for-profit businesses. That is certainly true for cannabis, where sellers have clear incentives to develop more daily and near-daily users. To counter that trend, state legislatures that are contemplating legalization should consider alternative market models, including sole-source or government monopolies, nonprofits, social clubs, or public benefit corporations. These models reduce competition — which in turn reduces marketing and promotion — raise prices and, for some models, force companies to consider the community impacts of selling their product while making a safe product available to consumers.While noncompetitive markets generally aren’t liked, the public health community has argued in the case of tobacco and alcohol that they may be more desirable due to potential public health risks. And it is always easier to move from a noncompetitive market to a competitive market should the public health risks not be realized.Hospitalizations and emergency department visitsCannabis-related emergency department visits have increased substantially, especially in states with more liberal policies. In Colorado, hospitalizations among cannabis users doubled after legalization of medical marijuana, and emergency visits doubled after legalization of recreational marijuana, notably for pediatric ingestion, acute intoxication, uncontrolled vomiting, acute psychosis, and burns from butane hash oil.Most state regulatory agencies haven’t paid enough attention to the development of cannabis products that can be mistaken for non-cannabis merchandise or that target younger users. Edibles and extracts — cannabis oils, vape cartridges, and concentrates — are surging in recreational markets and deliver substantially more concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (60% to 80% THC) than dried flowers (20% to 30% THC).States should devote more regulatory resources to checking cannabis products being sold in stores, ensuring honest product labeling, developing regulatory processes for the development of new products before they go to market, ensuring proper and honest testing by independent labs, and restricting high potency waxes, oils, and the like from the market.Pregnancy and nursingCannabis components easily cross the placenta and the blood-brain barrier. Newborns can also receive them through breast milk. Physicians agree that women who are pregnant or who are nursing infants should avoid using cannabis, but the trend line is going in the wrong direction. Increasing numbers of pregnant women report using cannabis to self-treat nausea, anxiety, depression and vomiting.One study found that more than two-thirds of cannabis stores called at random in Colorado recommended cannabis products for easing morning sickness. Dispensaries should not be the place where people get their information on the potential benefits or harms of cannabis.To help protect pregnant women, their babies, and everyone else who uses cannabis, all states should do these three things:Train board-certified pharmacists who are knowledgeable about cannabis products and require that they be on staff at dispensaries, as is the model now in Minnesota, Connecticut, and New York.Require health departments to proactively engage in community education of physicians, parents, and patients about the known health benefits and risks of cannabis, providing a strong counter to the false information being provided by some cannabis dispensaries.Impose significant financial penalties on producers and/or retailers — as well as their employees — who communicate inaccurate health information to consumers.READ MORE: https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/21/states-public-health-risks-cannabis/last_img read more

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Geothermal exploration to begin soon

first_imgLocalNews Geothermal exploration to begin soon by: – April 6, 2011 Commencement work of drilling exploration for geothermal energy in Dominica, is expected to get off the ground by July 22, 2011, with the completion date set for December 21, 2012.The signing ceremony for exploratory works to begin, was signed in Roseau WednesdayThe Iceland drilling company Jardboranir hf, a company with over fifty (50) years experience in the business are to undertake the works expected to cost 4, 573, 207.30 euro or EC 17M dollars.Funding for the project was derived from three main sources; The Agence Francaise de Developpement, The European Union and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.Addresses at today’s ceremony came from Project Coordinator Mr. Jason Timothy, Mr. Hubert Perr-Charge d’ Affairs of the EU delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Hon. Dr. John Collin Mc. Intyre-Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau valley-the area to be explored, Hon. Rayburn Blackmore-Minister for Public Works, Energy & Ports and Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.The overall long-term project objective is to confirm the extent and nature of the potential geothermal resource at various sites within the Wotten Waven and Laudat area, to determine the capacity of wells for sustainable commercial exploitation in generating electric power.This renewable source of electricity is meant to provide an affordable, reliable and clean source of energy for local consumption and to generate foreign exchange from the sale of electricity to the neighbouring islands of Guadloupe and Martnique.     Dominica Vibes News 41 Views   2 comments Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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St. Nicholas Victorious Over St. Louis

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th and 8th grade teams defeated St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, September 10 at Milan Elementary.The 7th grade won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-24. Jessica Rees was perfect at the serving line going 12/12 with 2 Ace serves. Ella Fledderman served 10-13 and Katie Johnson served 6/8. The win improved their record to 7-1.The St. Nick 8th grade also won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-23. Ella Fledderman and Molly Gregg were perfect at their serves for the night; Fledderman served 9/9 and Gregg served 13/13 with 5 Aces. Amelia Hartman served 6/7 and Erica Kathman added 7/8. The win improved the 8th grade team’s record to 11-0.It was an exciting night of volleyball for both teams.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img read more

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Indians Swimmers Successful At 3-Way Meet

first_imgMilan High School Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 1st place at Boys in Tri Meet vs. South Dearborn and Switz County.Finishing 1st for Milan were  200 Medley Relay—Brandon Summers, Alex Volz, Jarrod Nichols, and Zach Seithel, 200 Free Brandon Summers, 200 IM Jarrod Nichols, 100 Butterfly Jarrod Nichols, 500 Freestyle Brandon Summers, 100 Breaststroke Alex Volz.Milan High School Girls Varsity Swimming finishes 2nd place at Tri Meet vs. South Dearborn and Switz County.Girls Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay—Rebecca Schmitt, Alyssa Brinkman, Tori Haessig, Jordan Healy—200 Free Elizabeth Sutherlin, 50 Freestyle Madison Lee, 100 Freestyle Alyssa Brinkman, 500 Freestyle Elizabeth Sutherlin, 100 Breaststroke Alyssa Brinkman.Posted by Indians AD John Prifogle.last_img read more

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Stanley Fuchs

first_imgStanley Fuchs, 92 years old, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020. Stanley was the fifth oldest of seven children, was born in his family home in 1928 in Dover and lived there his entire life. He was a farmer of corn and beef cattle and milked cows when he was younger. His children, Karen & Steve, would help him cut and bail the hay. Being a farmer his whole life, Stan was in a few tractor accidents, but thankfully was always able to walk away. He loved working in his vegetable garden and enjoyed sharing his harvest with family and friends. One of his favorite pastimes was cutting the grass and did so until he was 91 years old. He also loved word search puzzles. You could often find Stanley sitting in his favorite chair by the window completing a word puzzle on his clipboard. It was through this window that he loved to watch hummingbirds and a squirrel that he liked to watch also. Stanley was a fan of several TV shows including Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Three Stooges, which is what he was watching when he passed away. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Stanley and Steve would head to The Forge in Dover for a beer or two and an occasional burger. He is a former member of the North Dearborn Conservation Club.Stanley will be greatly missed by his children Karen (Matt) Price of Dover and Steven (Carrie) Fuchs of Dover; his grandchildren Tyler Rigby, step grandchildren Shaun (Baily), Brian & Kevin Price; great grandchildren Braylen Rigby and step great grandchildren Jackson & Riley Price; and sisters-in-law Janet Fuchs and Eva Fuchs. Stanley is preceded in death by his wife Armetha, parents Helen & John Fuchs, and siblings Emma (Walter) Huber, Mary (Earl) Slade, Frank (Jane) Fuchs, Jim Fuchs, Paul Fuchs, and Raymond Fuchs.Visitation for Stanley will be on Wednesday, May 27 from 9:30am – 11:00am with a funeral service beginning at 11:00am at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Dover, All Saints Parish. Memorials can be made to family wishes to assist with medical bills. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to offer online condolences.Those attending the visitation and/or funeral service are asked to bring and wear a mask upon entering the funeral home and maintain social distancing. People wishing to only attend the graveside service can do so by practicing social distancing or by remaining in their car.last_img read more

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Liverpool look to life after Suarez

first_img “Our ambitions here at Liverpool have to be bigger than one player,” said the Reds boss in relation to Suarez. “He sent us a lovely text this morning wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool. “I texted him back. It’s a real love in! He’s a great boy but he is gone now. “We do still want another striker but that will depend on the availability. Today was about winning and we got there.” Sturridge’s goal was his 36th in 50 appearances and only George Allan, with 41 in the late 19th century, has scored more goals in his first half century of games for Liverpool. The England forward was the Premier League’s second-highest scorer with 21 after Suarez’s 31 last season and he will be expected to contribute even more this campaign. “For Daniel, it was just a continuation, showing he can get goals,” added Rodgers. “I think that is 36 goals in 50 appearances which is (almost) the best of any striker in Liverpool’s history. That shows the level he is at. The controversial Uruguay international, who joined Barcelona in the summer for £75million in the wake of another biting furore and four-month ban, sent his well wishes to Rodgers and his former team-mates on Sunday morning. His old partner Daniel Sturridge did his best to ensure Suarez will not be missed with the winner 10 minutes from time after Nathaniel Clyne had cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s first-half opener – although Rodgers is still in the market for a top-quality striker. Former striker Luis Suarez may have gone but he has not forgotten Liverpool and he sent manager Brendan Rodgers a good luck message before their opening victory over Southampton at Anfield. “He always looks like he will score. It was a poacher’s goal, one of those where you anticipate a knockdown. “And Raheem’s was a great goal, a great pass, great speed, touch and finish.” Towards the end of last season Liverpool were blowing away opponents at Anfield and finished the campaign with 16 wins and 53 goals in 19 games at home. This performance did not come close to that but it was never really expected after a summer disjointed by the World Cup and the arrival of new signings. “Most club’s pre-season would have been broken with players coming back late in terms of fitness and organisation,” said Rodgers. “We had to grind out a result. It was a tough game and I am really happy with that determination and character. “You know you want to make a good start and that first win can set the tone for you – it certainly did last season. “As the season rolls on, we will get better and more fluent.” Despite the critics predicting a tough time for Southampton after a summer exodus of players and manager they performed well and during the second half looked capable of repeating their victory here last season. “I think we played a great second half, after 1-1 I think there was one team on the pitch playing and it was Southampton,” said new boss Ronald Koeman. “We had a chance to score the second one, two great opportunities but the quality of Liverpool, they don’t need many opportunities to score and that makes the difference. “The way we played today I think brings us a lot of confidence.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Bruce claims Cahill dived

first_imgSteve Bruce accused Gary Cahill of taking a tumble “like something out of Swan Lake” and claimed he should have been sent off as Hull went down 2-0 to Chelsea. Bruce had no arguments with the sending off, but was infuriated Cahill had not gone before that after going down in the box when Chelsea only held a one-goal advantage. The Hull boss, as well as his players, had expected Foy to hand the England defender a second booking, only to be incensed when the referee pointed for a goal-kick. “I’ve just been asked if Cahill should have gone and the simple answer is yes, especially given the referee has already booked two people for simulation or diving,” Bruce said. “Listen, if it is Oscar, Hazard or Willian, they are running at that pace that the smallest connection can bring them over. There is no question about that. “This is England’s centre-half, by the way. For me, it could have been a red card in his first challenge on (Sone) Aluko. That was reckless and dangerous. “So when you come, you expect the referee to do their job. It is difficult enough to come here and, consequently, Tom Huddlestone, who is the most laid back person, is frustrated with the decisions against him and produced a horror challenge which deserves a red card. “But when you come to places like this, then you need them to make the right call. “When you see it back and look at the replays, there’s no justification for it because we all know what he tried to do: he has tried to win the penalty by taking off thinking (David) Meyler was going to challenge him. Jose Mourinho’s men edged their card-laden clash with the Tigers on Saturday as efforts from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa got them back to winning ways in the league. However, the 2-0 triumph was overshadowed by a number of controversial decisions, with referee Chris Foy dishing out seven yellow cards and a second-half red to Tom Huddlestone at Stamford Bridge. “In Latin countries, it’s applauded if you gain a penalty or free-kick. But the reason why people enjoy the Barclays Premier League, for me, is because of the honesty and integrity of it. “We need to stop this horrible simulation which, unfortunately, has crept in. The referees have got a hard job but that wasn’t a hard decision. Not from 12 yards, not from where I was.” Costa and Willian were both booked for simulation at Stamford Bridge, where Bruce conceded the fact Cahill was a home-grown centre-back perhaps swayed the referee it was not a dive. That, he says, should not be the case, especially given the tumble is “like something out of Swan Lake – it’s that blatant”. “If I say what I really, genuinely want to say, then I’ll be hauled up in front of the Premier League again and I’m going to have to pay the 10 grand or whatever it was,” said Bruce, also aggrieved by what he felt was a foul in the build-up to Hazard’s opener. “I think I paid £20-odd (thousand) last year so, before Christmas, I will make sure I button my lips and say p*** all about it and keep my money in my pocket.” Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho claimed not to have had a good enough view of the supposed incidents of simulation, yet still launched a staunch defence of Cahill. “I don’t make (anything of) it because I didn’t see it on TV and I was very far away,” he said. “But I had this question before, from your colleagues on TV and radio, and I don’t believe Cahill dived. “And if you tell me I am wrong because he dived, something happened. Or they blocked his run. Or they touched. Or he lost balance. “But that big, honest guy, I don’t believe he dived in the opposition’s box.” That incident, along with several others, eclipsed what was a solid, if unspectacular win for the Blues. “We didn’t play especially well, but we played well enough for everybody connected with Chelsea – supporters, players, staff – to be calm, because the game was always under control,” Mourinho said. “We never felt really the game in risk, but I have to agree: we had already this season many special performances and today we just had moments of good football, moments of happiness and creativity and dynamism. Just moments. Not for 90 minutes.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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