Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Donayre is facing a 36-year-old veteran kickboxer in Latoel, who is also looking to end a slump of his own after back-to-back losses.But Donayre is optimistic it’s his time to come out victorious for the first time since joining ONE on August 2014.“I am motivated to win this fight. I want to secure my first win in ONE Championship. That’s my goal. It keeps me focused and driven for this fight,” he said.Despite his dismal record, he is not letting the frustrations get to him as long as he gets to do what he’s passionate about.“I am continuing my career as an MMA fighter because I love this sport. It keeps me alive. Moreover, this is what I live for. Setbacks don’t matter because I love what I do. That’s why I do it,” he shared.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Filipino MMA bet Vaughn Donayre in a ONE Championship bout. PHOTO from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPOnly two months removed from his last loss, Vaughn Donayre is set to return to the cage anew this January.Donayre is determined to join the winner’s circle to welcome the new year when he takes on Dutch-Indonesian Vincent Latoel on January 14 in ONE: Quest for Power in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Senators to proceed with review of VFA Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “It’s not surprising that I have this fight. I asked for another fight immediately right after the bout against Amir Khan in November. Even if I win or lose, I will fight again anytime,” he said.The 37-year-old Filipino lost to Amir Khan at ONE: Defending Honor in Singapore last November, stretching his losing skid in the promotion to four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngInstead of setting him back, the submission loss to the Singaporean bet only fueled Donayre’s desire for victory even more.“I need this win. I can’t lose forever. It feels like I’ve been losing forever already. But this is my chance to prove that there is a light at the end of tunnel. No one stays on the losing side,” he stated. MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Lady Blazers give up long hair after failing to sweep elims Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus
Colombo-based Science writer Nalaka Gunawardene has covered science, environment and public health issues for nearly three decades. He tweets from @NalakaG. Air Pollution, Environment, Governance Article published by dilrukshi Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Banner Image: Pollution in Delhi, India. Image by jepoirrier/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). South Asia is home to 18 of the 20 cities with the world’s worst air pollution; 15 of them are in India.A decade ago, Chinese cities were ranked among world’s worst, but India is now more impacted by deteriorating air quality, according to a recent study on global air pollution levels.In cities where air quality showed improvement, such as in China, policies and practices to combat the pollution have played a significant role.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. If there was a world competition for cities with the worst air quality, South Asian cities would win hands down.In 2018, 18 of the top 20 cities with the worst air pollution in the world were in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. India alone accounted for 15 of these cities.These unenviable rankings are found in the World’s Most Polluted Cities 2018 list compiled by Greenpeace and AirVisual, an air pollution app that compiles real-time monitoring data from more than 10,000 locations worldwide. AirVisual uses an indicator called PM 2.5 as a representative measure of air pollution.Gurugram, a suburb of Delhi, is the world’s most polluted city, according to the list, followed by Ghaziabad, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Pakistan’s Faisalabad (at No. 3) and Lahore (10) are also on the list, as is Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka (17).The remaining spots on the top 20 were taken by the Chinese cities of Hotan (8) and Kashgar (19). A decade ago, Chinese cities dominated these rankings.The 2018 report found that average concentrations of pollutants fell in Chinese cities by 12 percent from 2017 to 2018. Beijing, for years among the most polluted locations in the world, is now no longer among the 100 worst.China has accomplished this by implementing strict air pollution reduction policies and strategies. It shows that economic progress need not be made at the cost of public health or the environment.Can South Asia, collectively home to nearly 2 billion people, do likewise and tackle its air pollution before the burden of disease and premature death toll get worse? What policy, technology and lifestyle changes are needed? And do South Asian governments have the political will to clean up their foul air?Health burdenPolluted air has long been linked to aggravating respiratory diseases, but in recent years research has shown that it’s also connected to many other ailments.The World Health Organization (WHO) says nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. According to data aggregated by the global health agency, around 7 million people die (prematurely) every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air. More than 90 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.More than 40 percent of the world’s population does not have access to clean cooking fuels and stoves, exposing women and children in particular to high levels of indoor air pollution, says the WHO.Among the commonly measured air pollutants, PM 2.5 has the most health impacts. Originating from combustion in vehicle engines, industry activity, or wood and coal burning, such tiny particulate matter can penetrate deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system. Prolonged exposure can cause illnesses including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and respiratory infections including pneumonia.In 2013, the WHO classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (category 1, which means there is sufficient evidence of cause and effect in humans). Long-term exposure to air pollution can cause lung cancer, and also increase the risk of cancer in the bladder, said the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized arm of the WHO.The WHO recommends an annual mean exposure threshold of 10 micrograms per cubic meter of air to minimize the risk of health impacts from PM 2.5 The United States Air Quality Index (US AQI), one of the most widely used in the world, has set a slightly higher value of “good” air: 12 micrograms per cubic meter.The collective population of 2 billion people in South Asia are subject to very poor air quality. Photo by Vincent van Zeijst/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)Improve measurementsAirVisual’s 2018 report lists air quality data for 84 cities monitored in South Asia, 99 percent of which exceeded the WHO’s annual threshold for PM 2.5. As a whole, the air in South Asian cities had six times the recommended limit. (This report includes Iran as part of the South Asian region, while excluding the two smaller states of Bhutan and the Maldives.)The region’s main sources of PM 2.5 are human-made: vehicle exhaust emissions, open crop and biomass burning, industrial emissions and coal combustion.But there is limited understanding of how pollutant levels vary across space and time.This is due to the lack of air pollution measuring stations that share their data in real-time. India and Iran have relatively more public measurements, but even these are not evenly spread. For example, Delhi has the highest number, and also dominates media coverage for its polluted air, even though seven other Indian cities had worse PM 2.5 values in 2018.“The majority of South Asia … including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, lack government supported real-time public stations,” says the report. Most measurements from these countries have come from either U.S. embassy monitors or citizen-led monitoring networks.Wider and better air quality measurements can shed light on transboundary air pollution as well. For example, pollutants coming over from northern India are a serious concern for its neighbor, Nepal. Research shows that more than a third of the pollution in Nepal during winter is blown in from across the border.This calls for cross-border coordination and cooperation. Shutting down Nepal’s few hundred brick kilns will not remove the pollution arriving from the tens of thousands of kilns in neighboring India.“Beyond responding to emergencies, the entire northern South Asia needs a strong push towards cleaner, less polluting technologies, including clean cooking, clean brick production and clean transportation,” says Arnico Panday, senior atmospheric scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.Solutions Even as air quality measurements are being enhanced and scientific research continues, South Asia’s city administrations and national governments need to take concerted action to tackle air pollution.A recent report by U.N. Environment, titled “Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions” (October 2018) spells out 25 policy interventions that can help countries.These fall into three categories: conventional emission controls focusing on emissions that lead to PM 2.5 emissions; next-stage air quality measures for reducing such emissions; and measures contributing to development goals with benefits for air quality.Technologies already available – such as clean cooking stoves, electric vehicles, and renewable energy sources – can be mainstreamed by the right policies and tax incentives. Better farming methods and other land use practices can help reduce creation of dust and soot, two formidable air pollutants in South Asia.In the end, all policies are only as good as their implementation, and success depends critically on good governance and political will. Among other things, U.N. Environment says, having a government agency with a clear mandate for air pollution regulation “is essential for successfully adopting many … clean air measures.”China’s strategies for improving air quality are worth studying too. But everything that worked in China’s centralized and state-dominated system may not be directly replicable in democracies or federated states.In one respect, at least, the Chinese experience is worth emulating. When Beijing had the world’s most fouled air, its residents learned to check PM 2.5 levels every day to decide how much outdoor activity was safe. Beijing media carried air quality index measurements alongside the daily weather forecast.Improving degraded air quality takes time, effort and persistence. In the meantime, greater awareness can help South Asians minimize exposure and take some basic precautions.
The scores:TNT 115 – Jones 36, Rosario 14, Castro 13, Heruela 12, Pogoy 12, Trollano 11, A. Semerad 8, Magat 4, Casino 3, Taha 2, Reyes 0, Golla 0, D. Semerad 0.Blackwater 97 – Parks 21, Digregorio 19, Maliksi 16, Blair 16, Belo 10, Sumang 4, Alolino 3, Banal 2, Dario 2, Sena 2, Desiderio 2, Cortez 0, Tratter 0, Al-Hussaini 0, Jose 0.Quarterscores: 25-23, 60-43, 91-66, 115-97ADVERTISEMENT TNT solidified its grip of the top spot and joined NorthPort among the only teams with a win-once privilege in the playoffs.The KaTropa have won their last seven games and improved to 9-1 with a game against Magnolia on Wednesday left on its elimination round schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRay Parks Jr. buoyed the young Elite with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Mike DiGregorio and Staphon Blair tossed in 19 and 16 respectively, in a losing effort.Blackwater slipped to a 6-4 slate to stay in the middle of the standings. It tries to nab one more win before heading into the playoffs when it plays Alaska Sunday next week. Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay San Beda shuts down Kent Salado in 2nd half, beats Arellano Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View comments Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—TNT captured a twice-to-beat incentive in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals at the expense of Blackwater, 115-97, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Import Terrence Jones had another stellar performance, delivering a triple-double once again with 36 points, 16 rebounds and 14 assists. Troy Rosario had 14 to lead four other locals in twin-digit performances.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao
Donaire is trying to put up a glorious finish to a sterling career that lost its luster since he dropped his sharp, methodical style in favor of an instant, one-punch KO.One thing going for Donaire is his decision to bring back his father, Nonito Sr., to his corner.Together they scored spectacular wins that put Donaire in the global stage.“I will give everything I have to win and I believe I can do it,” Donaire said. “It has been predicted that the keys to the fight are speed and power and the one who makes a mistake first will lose.”Both their fighting styles point to a spectacular fight, something Donaire has been familiar with through the years, both in scoring highlight reel victories and crushing defeats.ADVERTISEMENT But the 36-year-old Donaire doesn’t mind.“I’m just very excited. I don’t see myself with any disadvantages going to the finals,” said Donaire, who holds a record of 40-5 with 26 knockout wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Fighting one of the world’s best boxers who has grown to be a monster is a big motivation,” he added of his 26-year-old foe, who has won all 18 of his fights including 16 via KO.They fight for the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight championship and the Muhammad Ali trophy that goes with it. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘Gago’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire is used to being the favorite whenever he steps into the ring.Now, the 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division champion will be treading new ground when he faces Japanese pound-for-pound boss Naoya Inoue, who has earned the nickname “Monster,” on Nov. 7, in Saitama, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James, Doncic match triple-doubles, but Lakers prevail View comments MOST READ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LATEST STORIES 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust
The brunch is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Valencia Country Club. Cost is $30, and advance reservations are a must, since this popular event often sells out before the brunch date. Letters with nomination forms have gone out to organizations in the community that advance or contribute to the lives of women. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Feb. 15. Further information or a nomination form can be obtained by contacting Maleck-Whiteley at (661) 252-0650. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com Letters have gone out to nonprofit organizations across the Santa Clarita Valley encouraging them to nominate honorees for the annual Status of Women Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the SCV. This year’s brunch will be held March 31 at the Valencia Country Club, and nominations are due Feb. 15. Each organization is invited to select one nominee, who will be the guest of Zonta at the celebration. From those nominees, Zonta will select one honoree to receive the Carmen Sarro Award for improving the status of women through community service. Carmen Sarro was a charter member of the local Zonta Club whose dedication to community service was legendary throughout her lifetime. During the brunch, each honoree will be called to the podium to give a brief description of the nominating organization and its community service projects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BASEBALL: Rookie’s first extra-base hit in the majors, a double in the 10th, scores Hendrick to beat the Yankees. By Beth Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The firsts just keep on coming for Ryan Budde. His latest effort came in front of his Little League coach from Oklahoma. “I was just trying to get a basehit,” Budde said. “We never give up.” The AL West-leading Angels’ second straight victory kept them two games ahead of Seattle, which beat Minnesota, 9-4. The Yankees dropped five games behind Boston in the AL East and had their three-game winning streak snapped. “Both teams are good and both teams know what it takes to win,” Yankee designated hitter Johnny Damon said. “They just happened to put it together. We know they’re a tough team, but we need to swing the bats better.” Darren Oliver (0-1) pitched a perfect 10th to get the victory. The Angels overcame two-run homers by Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada en route to their eighth walk-off victory of the season. “It’s tough to take, but both teams can’t win,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “It’s tough to lose games like that, but you understand it’s going to happen. “We didn’t beat ourselves, they beat us.” Posada’s 16th homer off Justin Speier tied it at 6 in the eighth after a leadoff single by Rodriguez, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. The Angels had the potential go-ahead run tagged out at the plate in the bottom half when Izturis grounded into a fielder’s choice to first baseman Wilson Betemit with the infield drawn in. Angels manager Mike Scioscia was ejected for arguing a checked-swing third strike against Reggie Willits earlier in the inning. Posada appealed to third base umpire Dan Iassogna, who gave the emphatic call. Scioscia argued vehemently from the dugout and was quickly tossed by Iassogna. He then ran out to third base to continue the argument. Scioscia kept jawing for several minutes after the inning ended. “This is never a good feeling when you have to watch it in here,” Scioscia said from his office in the clubhouse, “but it’s much easier to watch a win.” The Angels had another potential go-ahead run at third base in the ninth, but Gary Matthews Jr. grounded out to second. The Angels scored three runs in the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. Chone Figgins singled in the tying run and Orlando Cabrera followed with an RBI single before Vladimir Guerrero’s ground out drove in the third run. “Our team’s had trouble trying to control Chone Figgins,” Damon said. “It seems like every game he’s in the middle of something.” Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 40th homer on a 1-0 pitch from Chris Bootcheck in the sixth, a drive into the Angels bullpen in left that gave the Yankees a 4-3 lead. The Angels took a 3-1 lead in the second on Jeff Mathis’ three-run double into the left field corner. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Three weeks after making his major league debut, Budde doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning and the Angels beat the New York Yankees, 7-6, Monday night at Angel Stadium to improve their major league-leading home record to 41-17. “It feels great, a dream come true. Wow!” a grinning Budde said. “To do it against the Yankees is awesome.” Budde hit a 2-and-0 pitch from Sean Henn (2-1) into right-center to score Howie Kendrick, who had doubled to right with one out. It was Budde’s first RBI and first extra-base hit in the majors. “I didn’t know much about him, just some of the stuff that we went over before the game,” Henn said. “I missed on the first couple, and it put me in a hole. When you start a guy off 2-0, they’re definitely standing there a little bit more comfortable. I’m just trying to throw strikes, and I’m not a guy that’s going to put it exactly where I want it.” Budde entered the game at catcher in the ninth after Maicer Izturis batted for Jeff Mathis. Budde had collected his first major league basehit in the second game of a doubleheader at Boston on Friday.
1 Jermain Defoe celebrates his 79th minute winner A late Jermain Defoe strike saw Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland side beat Crystal Palace on Monday night and leave Selhurst Park with three valuable points.It was a poor first half as neither side was able to formulate a goalscoring opportunity, with the best chance coming after the break when Sebastian Coates saw his header cleared off the line.But as the game looked to be heading for a goalless bore draw, Defoe pounced on a lapse in concentration from the Palace defence to round Wayne Hennessey and tap into an empty net.Despite the win, Sunderland still remain in the bottom three, one point adrift of rivals Newcastle in 17th, while the Eagles miss the chance to leapfrog into sixth place.The first half was a fairly drab affair with Yohan Cabaye spraying passes around Selhurst Park without ever really finding a killer pass to unleash the likes of Wilfried Zaha or Yannick Bolasie.Sunderland were far more promising and positive than they have been in previous weeks, with their five at the back providing a sturdy base to attack from.Steven Fletcher linked with Defoe for the first chance of the game but the Scotland international spooned over the bar from his strike partner’s knockdown header.Former Chelsea left back Patrick van Aanholt had two good chances at either end of the first half, the first a wayward curling shot before he miscontrolled Lee Cattermole’s through-ball when he had the chance to beat Wayne Hennessey.Despite Zaha and Bolasie having some joy when they linked up down the right flank, Palace were unable to find an isolated Connor Wickham up front, as the teams trudged in at the break with the game goalless.The second half showed more excitement in the first five minutes than the previous half when Coates rose highest at the corner, only to see his downward header clearer off the line by Cabaye’s outstretched foot.Cabaye in turn then had a chance of his own, when his dipping shot from the edge of the area was well pushed away by Costel Pantilimon.Next to go close was Bakary Sako who broke from the right and unleashed a dipping, curling effort just wide of the far post as the game was finally injected with some life.Sunderland had a golden chance to take the lead with 15 minutes remaining but Billy Jones completely miskicked from Duncan Watmore’s cutback before Jeremain Lens’ shot was well saved by Hennessey.But, with ten minutes remaining, Defoe took advantage of a defensive mix up between Hennessey and Scott Dann to sneak between the Palace players as they left the ball to each other to tap the ball into an empty net. And despite Palace producing a more potent attacking threat as they pushed for the equaliser, they were unable to penetrate a solid Sunderland defence as they picked up a crucial victory to take back to the North East.
email@example.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Waste Management collects about 2,000 tons of green waste a month from the gray containers residents leave out with their trash and their recycling. Company officials hope to take in 10 percent more green waste with the fruit and vegetable scraps, amounting to about 200 tons a month. In a number of Northern California cities, Waste Management already takes fruit and vegetable scraps for composting. The new program is meant to help the city live within a state-mandated goal of diverting 50 percent of trash away from landfills. The city is still awaiting the numbers on whether it met that goal in 2005, Lucha said. The city’s green waste is processed by a Ventura County company called Agromin. Agriculture is just one of the potential uses for the material. “There’s no reason to throw it away, that’s for sure,” said Lynne Plambeck, president of Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment. “It’s good mulch, it’s good everything.” SANTA CLARITA – The time is ripe for residents to start tossing fruit and vegetable scraps into the same bins as their yard clippings, under a new program announced this week. Waste Management/Blue Barrel, which hauls Santa Clarita’s residential trash, now takes potato peels, apple cores and other raw fruit and vegetable scraps for composting. City officials expect the new program to help divert trash from landfills. “For a lot of the environmentally conscious residents who aren’t composting in their own backyards, now they can actually still do the right thing and just put it in the green-waste bin,” said Ben Lucha, environmental project development coordinator for the city. Waste Management began accepting fruit and vegetable scraps in April, as it geared up for the official announcement of the program. The company started promoting the program Tuesday at Santa Clarita’s Independence Day parade.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Admittedly, the first few days of the line’s debut seemed to bear out Alarc n’s warning about safety. But MTA officials correctly attributed early crashes to drivers getting used to the new detours and crossing lights. Indeed, the busway is now considered by transit officials to be the system’s safest bus line. Despite one recent accident, it’s still safer than the light-rail line between downtown L.A. and Long Beach. Now, as the Valley celebrates the first anniversary of the long-anticipated busway, it’s important that transit officials capitalize on the popularity of public transportation by Vals, and not spend all their attention on the billion-dollar boondoggles over the hill. The Chatsworth extension of the line must be a priority. And it’s imperative that north-south busways are built to connect with the Orange Line through the heart of the Valley along a corridor in the East Valley. The first year surpassed all expectations. There’s no reason the second year can’t as well. BEFORE the San Fernando Valley’s Orange Line busway opened to great fanfare a year ago today, a lot of predictions were made about how it would fare. Transportation officials thought it would take 15 years for the busway to attract 20,000 riders a day in this car-loving culture. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials anticipated 5,000 to 7,000 boardings a day. State Sen. Richard Alarc n predicted death and destruction, because the bus was “unsafe at any speed.” The predictions were way, way off. And what’s clear is that the Orange Line is safer and more sound than anyone could have imagined when the $350 million project was first unveiled. Within the first few days, rider estimates were blown out of the water with 11,000 daily boardings. Soaring fuel prices kept people from returning to their cars once the allure of the bus commute wore off. Now, an average of 21,000 people board the sleek silver buses every day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.Kick-off was delayed by an hour as ticketless away supporters attempted to enter the ground, with plenty of Cologne fans sat in among the home section when the tie finally got under way, with the Gunners eventually winning 3-1.Four arrests were made on suspicion of public order offences as extra police were deployed to the scene.On the pitch, Arsene Wenger’s much-changed side showed determination to fight back from Jhon Cordoba’s early 40-yard strike and seal three points.It was only after the interval, following the introduction of Sead Kolasinac and a change of shape, that the Gunners hit back.Kolasinac levelled less than four minutes after coming off the bench and Alexis Sanchez, a surprise starter ahead of a trip to Chelsea on Sunday, scored a marvellous solo goal before Hector Bellerin secured the win late on.The game was placed in doubt as a one-hour delay was announced due to crowd safety concerns and there are plenty of questions to be answered by Arsenal as to how the situation was able to unfold as it did.Problems were all-but a certainty as some 20,000 Cologne supporters took to the streets of central London hours before kick-off.The tense atmosphere inside the ground was tested in just the ninth minute as Cordoba gave the visitors the lead with a long-range strike.David Ospina, starting his first Arsenal game since the FA Cup final, burst from his goal-line to clear but could only find Leonardo Bittencourt with a poor clearance, leading to Cordoba lobbing an inch-perfect drive over the retreating goalkeeper.Arsenal – showing as many as nine changes from Saturday’s win over Bournemouth and with the disruption of the delayed kick-off – were slow to get going.Theo Walcott burst through but could not make telling contact with his shot, with only tame Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal efforts testing Timo Horn in the visitors goal before the interval.Wenger reacted by introducing Kolasinac for Rob Holding at the break, changing his formation in the process, and it paid immediate dividends.Walcott collected a through-ball but was forced wide and when his deflected cross fell towards Kolasinac, the Bosnia-Herzegovina international rifled home to level.Sanchez had cut his now-regular pose of a frustrated player but he too had been unable to influence proceedings.That was until he took the game by the scruff of the neck, cutting inside and finishing with aplomb from the edge of the box to put Wenger’s men in front.Jack Wilshere came off the bench soon after to make his first Arsenal appearance in 383 days, before Bellerin wrapped up the win – following up from Walcott’s saved effort to tuck away just his fifth Arsenal goal.A draw between Red Star Belgrade and BATE Borisov in Serbia means Wenger’s side take an early stranglehold of Group H – but there are likely to be ramifications following developments off the pitch. 1 Arsenal celebrate their equaliser