Juventus extend Serie A lead with Milan win

first_imgJuventus 3 AC Milan 1: Clinical champions pounce on Napoli slip-up Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 04:48 4/1/18 paulo dybala - cropped Getty Images Leonardo Bonucci scored on his return to Turin but it proved inconsequential as Juventus earned a vital win in the Scudetto race. Juan Cuadrado and Sami Khedira struck late as Juventus surged four points clear atop Serie A in a 3-1 victory over AC Milan at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.Leonardo Bonucci had looked set to play the role of pantomime villain when he cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s opener with a 28th-minute header against his old club.But the end of the champions’ 10 successive Serie A clean sheets was eventually softened by substitute Cuadrado, the winger nodding in Khedira’s cross. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Khedira himself then completed the win with a clinical effort as Juve opened up a precious gap to second-placed Napoli, who drew 1-1 at Sassuolo earlier in the day.Milan have not beaten Juve in Turin since 2011 – now head coach Gennaro Gattuso scoring the winner on that occasion – and they appeared destined for more pain from the moment Dybala got the scoring underway in the eighth minute.Bonucci stunned his former faithful to give the visitors hope, the defender sprinting to the away supporters in celebration of what could have been a key goal in the context of the Rossoneri’s Champions League hopes.But Cuadrado and Khedira ensured they would they remain eight points behind rivals and fourth-place Inter Milan ahead of the midweek Derby della Madonnina, as the Bianconeri’s unbeaten run extended to 25 matches in all competitions ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Real Madrid in Turin.7 – Sami #Khedira has scored 7 goals in the current Serie A, his joint-record in a single campaign in his career (7 also for Stoccarda 2008/09). Thrust. #JuveMilan— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 31, 2018The home fans’ jeers for Bonucci began from the outset and added another layer to Milan’s mental challenge, having lost on all six of their previous trips to Allianz Stadium.Gianluigi Donnarumma received the first examination when he was forced to parry Gonzalo Higuain’s stinging shot from outside the area.The young goalkeeper failed to deliver in the next instance. Dybala received, swivelled and speared a shot into the bottom right corner all in one fluid motion, with Donnarumma perhaps surprised by an awkward late bounce.Andre Silva should have supplied an immediate equaliser, but from close-range the forward wastefully headed Hakan Calhanoglu’s cross around the post.Instead, the stage was set for Bonucci. The Rossoneri skipper wedged himself between former defensive partners Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini and emphatically headed home Calhanoglu’s corner.959 – Before #Bonucci’s goal, #Juventus hadn’t conceded for 959 mins in the league, the second best streak in Serie A history. Stop. #JuventusMilan pic.twitter.com/HAuovdollD— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 31, 2018Juve twice had half-hearted penalty appeals for handball turned down as the half wore on, leaving the match in the balance at the break.Though Lucas Biglia picked up a yellow card that rules him out of the meeting with Inter, Milan continued to grow in belief and would have been ahead had the crossbar not got in the way of Calhanoglu’s long-range rocket.The hosts were evidently rattled as they struggled to string together meaningful passing sequences but, just as it seemed that would translate to a frustrating result, the champions found a way through.Khedira spotted an unmarked Cuadrado in the area and the Colombia winger made no mistake with the header with 11 minutes remaining.With the tension released, Massimiliano Allegri’s men completed a difficult assignment when Germany international Khedira unerringly picked out the bottom left corner, putting Juve in a commanding position to claim a seventh consecutive Scudetto. Key Opta stats:- Juventus have won all the 10 Serie A games in which Juan Cuadrado scored. – Sami Khedira has scored seven goals in the current Serie A, his joint-record in a single campaign in his career.- Juventus have scored six of their last 12 league goals after the 75th minute of play.- Before Bonucci’s goal, Juventus had not conceded for 959 mins in the league, the second best streak in Serie A history.- Paulo Dybala has scored the most goals (seven) from outside the box in the Serie A this season.- Dybala has scored a goal in each of his three Serie A matches versus Milan at Juventus Stadium. read morelast_img read more

Senate Approves New Fisheries Act

first_imgA new Fisheries Act, aimed at further safeguarding the local sector, was passed in the Senate on October 12.The Bill, which will replace the Fishing Industry Act of 1975, will establish the legal and regulatory framework that creates the enabling environment for the sector’s sustainable growth.This includes ramping up measures to tackle poaching and unregulated fishing in Jamaican waters.The new legislation will facilitate the establishment of a proper licensing authority equipped with the requisite provisions and safeguards that ensure transparency.Additionally, a new category of licences will also be instituted. These include a local fishing vessel licence; foreign fishing vessel licence; commercial fishing licence; recreational fishing licence; high seas fishing vessel licence; commercial aquaculture licence; and a licence to operate a commercial aquaculture facility.Piloting the Bill, Leader of Government Business and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said the Bill seeks to ensure that the industry is modernised and is consistent with international best practices and norms.It also seeks to provide for and promote the effective management and sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture.Senator Johnson smith noted that one of the main features is the formation of the various administrative bodies which will include: a new national fisheries authority, the national fisheries advisory council, and the appeals tribunal.“The fisheries authority will have the responsibility to manage, develop, regulate the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Its functions will include the granting, variation, suspension and cancellation of licences and authorisations, so it will be creating a much more transparent and effective institutional mechanism for licensing,” she said.Conservative estimates indicate that Jamaica loses in excess of US$10 million annually from poaching, particularly of spiny lobsters on the Pedro Banks and  US$1.3 million on conch.In 2017, there were approximately 25,000 registered fishers in the country.The revised legislation makes it mandatory for all persons fishing in Jamaican waters to have a valid licence issued by the relevant authority.Persons fishing in a pond situated on a single private property and persons fishing with a line from the seashore have been exempted from obtaining a licence.Under the legislation, fisherfolks who fail to carry upon his person the prescribed fishing licence while he is fishing can be fined a maximum of $10,000. It also provides a maximum fine of $50,000 for failure to report a fishing vessel that is lost, becomes permanently unserviceable and is no longer seaworthy.It also imposes a fine for failure to stow fishing gear in a prescribed manner; failure to take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of a fishery inspector; or for leaving decayed or dying fish in any net or other fishing equipment.The Bill was passed with 25 amendments.last_img read more

Trudeaus support of Kinder Morgan leading to a flashpoint of Indigenous resistance

first_imgNation to NationPrime Minister Justin Trudeau lied to Indigenous people when he said there was no relationship more important to him than with the First Peoples of this land when he was elected in 2015, says a grand chief in Quebec.Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Kanesatake Mohawk Council said the proof is in Trudeau’s tireless support of expanding Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.Earlier this week, the federal government said it will go as far as pay Kinder Morgan for any costs for construction delays and are still considering passing new laws to put the pipeline in the ground from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C.“Trudeau has said in the past his most important relationship was that with the First Nations and with this that is proving that was a lie. It’s not true,” said Simon on Nation to Nation Thursday.“It’s very alarming that the government would go that far to protect an outside interest like Kinder Morgan, a Texas-based corporation.”Watch the full episode of Nation to Nation below: Simon is a member of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, a group of 150 First Nations and Tribes across Turtle Island.The group was formed to fight pipeline projects through their territories and right now it has its sights set on Kinder Morgan.But in the end, it’s about recognition of rights said Simon.“That’s what’s at the centre of this whole thing; it’s that recognition they don’t want to give,” said Simon.Simon has seen this unfold before.He remembers when the Oka Crisis unfolded 28 years ago in summer of 1990 during the Battle of the Pines triggered by the Village of Oka’s desire to expand a golf course over Mohawk burial grounds. One person died and it’s something Simon said no one wants to see happen again.But if rights are not respected he said it’s inevitable.“If you are going to push industry concerns over First Nation concerns on our territory you are going to see a flashpoint somewhere,” he said. “I’m really hoping for my friends in B.C. that it doesn’t go that way for them.”The Trudeau government has refused to rule out using force to build Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and there has already been hundreds of arrests.It’s a project Trudeau has already approved and his government says First Nations and Metis groups were consulted beforehand. However, support for the project has dropped from 51 deals to 44 between to Kinder Morgan and Indigenous groups.Some that have supported it say they felt they didn’t have a choice. In fact, Yale First Nation signed a deal because it was so beaten down and broke from colonization and the “worst” treaty agreement in Canada. It needed Kinder Morgan’s money to keep from going into third-party management.Serge Simon, a Mohawk, should keep his nose in his own business. His community is located thousands of miles from the Kinder Morgan Expansion Project. Simon has no Aboriginal rights in either Alberta or B.C.— Ernie Crey (@Cheyom1) May 16, 2018While others like Cheam First Nation, or at least its chief Ernie Crey, say the pipeline is better than transporting the bitumen by train.Crey has been outspoken on Twitter about Simon speaking about the pipeline saying he holds no rights in Alberta or B.C. and should stay out of it.“He can say whatever he wants. It’s a debate we’ll have to have somewhere down the line whether I have that right or not,” said [email protected]last_img read more

Ontario offers incentives for electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario is offering to cover 80 per cent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations for companies and commercial building owners as the province tries to expand its charging infrastructure.The program, announced today, will cover most of the capital costs of installing Level 2 charging stations, which take between four and eight hours to fully charge an electric vehicle.Employers and commercial building owners could get up to $7,500 per charging space.The Liberal government has earmarked up to $5 million for the program out of cap-and-trade auction revenues.It says there are more than 1,300 public chargers operating in the province, though that includes just two-thirds of 500 stations promised by March 31, 2017 under a $20-million Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario program.The government says an incentive program for home charging stations has doled out about $2.2 million since January 2013 for nearly 2,600 chargers.last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the Alberta Peace

first_imgSee the full warning below.Issued at 2018-11-15 11:28 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt, Alta. (077111)Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace, Alta. (077112)Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley, Alta. (077113)Current details:An approaching low-pressure system will cause snow to fall over portions of western and central Alberta today and tonight. Snow will begin near the BC border this morning and spread southeastward through the day.By the time snow ends Friday morning, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected, although isolated pockets of 20 cm are possible.Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall within 12 hours or less.Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.More details on the alert are available here. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A snowfall warning has been issued for the Alberta Peace.  Total accumulations could be anywhere from 10 to 20 cm.The snow will start Thursday morning near the B.C. Alberta border and will spread throughout the day.  In the B.C. Peace total snowfall will only be 2 to 4 cm.The warning says by the time snow ends Friday morning, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected, although isolated pockets of 20 cm are possible.last_img read more

Mayawati calls Congress BJP birds of same feather

first_imgLucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday hit out at the ruling BJP and the Congress for their ‘garibi hatao’ promise calling it a bluff. She accused both of the parties of being “birds of the same feather” who betray people, despite such eradicate poverty slogans which comes to nothing after the votes are over. Mayawati said: “Ruling BJP calling Congress slogan of Garibi Hatao 2.0 a bluff, is true. “But is poll bluff and reneging of poll promises the sole domain of the BJP?” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “In fact BJP and Congress party are both birds of the same feather. They betraying the interests of the poor, labourers, farmers and others,” Mayawati tweeted. The Dalit leader’s remarks came after the ruling BJP described Congress’ minimum income scheme ‘NYAY’ announced by party chief Rahul Gandhi for elimination of poverty a “bluff”. Gandhi had on Monday announced to give Rs 72,000 per annum to 25 crore poor families of the country. The BSP, which had earlier announced no alliance with the Congress across the country is fighting the 2019 elections along with the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The BSP, which scored a nil in the 2014 elections is contesting on 38 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The SP which won five seats is contesting on 37 and it’s other alliance partner, the RLD is contesting on three seats. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance has left two seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli for the Congress in the state. The BJP-led NDA had won 73 seats from Uttar Pradesh in 2014. The seven phased Lok Sabha polls are scheduled from April 11 to May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.last_img read more

Milwaukee Police Chief Fires Cop Over Social Media Posts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday.Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.FILE – In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. A Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest.“Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer,” one Facebook post read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. Andrade also posted a racist meme of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.Morales said in a statement that Andrade’s posts violate the department’s social media policies.“They have a racist connotation and are derogatory, mocking an individual who was recently the subject of officers’ use of force,” Morales said. “Such comments also directly affect his credibility and ability to testify in future hearings as a member of this Department. I have not, and will not, tolerate such behavior.”Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time.The president of the Milwaukee Police Association, Mike Crivello, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on behalf of Andrade. Andrade does not have a listed phone number.Morales apologized to Brown for his officers’ actions and the Bucks’ second-year guard was never charged with anything. read more