Harvard honors Mexico City bus system

first_imgFor decades, Mexico City’s 18 million people choked in the fumes of thousands of “peseros,’’ the privately owned minibuses that clogged the avenues crisscrossing the capital city.Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government last night honored the creators of an innovative bus system that has dramatically reduced traffic congestion and pollution in the city – and that could be a model for similar innovation elsewhere in the world…Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img

Questions on an oil-dark sea

first_imgBP’s ruined Deepwater Horizon oil well is gushing questions as well as oil.Harvard faculty members in fields related to the ongoing Gulf of Mexico spill say that even though it has been nearly two months since the destruction of BP’s drilling platform, oil is flowing from the ruptured well more quickly than answers are to the many questions raised by the disaster.“They have to stop the oil,” said Ben Heineman, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. “And there are other large crisis management issues beyond that which must be addressed before the deeper questions of what were the root causes and how can we prevent such a catastrophe in the future.”Even the most basic question of how big the spill is remains uncertain. Estimates of flow rates have risen steadily. Also unknown is where that oil is, since dispersants have kept much of it below the Gulf’s surface. The environmental impact of those hidden layers of oil — and of the dispersants themselves — are unknown. Other questions, which await the inevitable investigations, involve the future of deep-water drilling and regulation of similarly risky industrial activity.“In the short run, this may be one of the worst environmental disasters we have seen, but what the public doesn’t know is the extent of the environmental damage,” said Henry Lee, director of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program at HKS.Harvard officials are adding their voices to the Gulf crisis. Florida officials have looked to James Shine, senior lecturer on aquatic chemistry at the Harvard School of Public Health, for advice on consuming fish, and President Barack Obama on Monday (June 14) named Dean Cherry Murray of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to a panel investigating the disaster and its implications for future drilling.HKS researchers, meanwhile, are probing the implications for the oil industry’s future — and that of other industries at risk of rare but potentially cataclysmic disasters, including nuclear power, chemical manufacturing, and airlines.To Shine, whose aquatic biogeochemistry research group studies the transport, fate, and effects of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems, a key question concerns the dispersants, the chemicals spread on the oil to break up slicks into smaller droplets.Dispersants have been tried in the past without demonstrably helpful results, Shine said. Though it may seem that dispersing the oil into smaller concentrations is a good thing, there are problems with that strategy. First, he said, researchers know how oil slicks behave. They float on the surface where some oil evaporates and the rest is affected by wind and waves in predictable ways. Dispersants, however, keep the slicks underwater, possibly layered at various depths, and eventually deposit them on the seabed.Also unknown, Shine said, is the effect of the dispersants on marine life. While much attention has been paid to the potential effects of the oil on birds, fish, and other marine life, dispersants also can affect biological oils, such as those coating fish gills.In many cases, Shine said, the use of dispersants boils down to a question of which ecosystem we want to pollute most. Floating oil that reaches shore can affect marshes, which provide important ecosystem services, such as flood control, and act as nurseries for many marine species. But dispersed oil that remains at sea can contaminate seafood and damage fishermen’s livelihoods.“Do you want contaminated wetlands, or do you want contaminated fish?” Shine asked.Some of the oil will be cleaned up on the beaches, and some will break down biologically, but much of it will wind up in sediments, where it can continue to harm ecosystems. Oil from a spill in Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts in the 1970s is still measurable in nearby marshes, Shine said.The longer the well continues to gush oil into the Gulf, however, the more variability there will be in the answers to these questions, Shine said. As the seasons change, weather patterns shift as well, and hurricanes become more likely, affecting the spill in unforeseen ways.Lee said that even authorities who might be expected to know more about the spill and its behavior before the public does, such as Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, admit that tremendous uncertainty remains about the spill’s effects. Even the facts that researchers think they know may not prove so accurate, Lee said.The size and scope of the disaster throws not just the future of offshore drilling into doubt but also the regulatory bodies that had overseen it. Lee believes that the disaster makes it less likely that drilling will be allowed in other key areas, such as off the Atlantic coast, off southern California, and perhaps off Alaska.Still, offshore drilling as an energy strategy is likely to continue, Lee said, because new oil discoveries continue to be made under the oceans, and the nation’s economy needs the fuel. Still, he applauded the Obama administration’s moratorium on new deep-sea drilling, which should allow time for some of these issues to be worked out.In the months ahead, Lee predicted that technological problems, systems shortcomings, and human error will be shown to have contributed to the Gulf disaster. But he also predicted that the industry will develop a newfound fervor to monitor safety in other locations.The industry’s biggest problem, Lee said, will be the government response. With public pressure to mitigate damage, recoup losses, punish those responsible, and safeguard the future, it is possible that get-tough regulatory measures could make it harder for oil companies to do business. BP is an obvious target for governmental ire, Lee said, but the company is large enough to handle even billions of dollars in fines, repayments, and other costs.The eventual effects of the spill will likely be felt beyond the oil industry, said Heineman. Industries that could experience similar catastrophes — low probability but high consequence, such as chemical manufacturers, nuclear power plant operators, and even emerging industries where risks aren’t clearly defined, such as nanotechnology — may feel the effects of BP’s woes, Heineman said.Leaders in such industries may have to calculate how much to spend to ensure that a cataclysmic event doesn’t happen, which is a difficult calculus for profit-making companies, since it requires large sums to prevent an event that might never occur.In the past, Heineman said, industry leaders might have had to plan for a one-in-a-million chance of a catastrophe. In the future, they need to plan for one-in-a-billion or one-in-a-trillion mishap, rendering risk as close as possible to highly remote in fact, not just in theory.New technology to improve the safety of deepwater drilling will also be needed, Heineman said, and perhaps required by regulators. “We have to have new technology and innovation, but what degree of safety are we going to require? We’re in a world where our technological capacity may be outstripping our ability to manage technology,” Heineman said.Heineman said there was a failure of leadership on several fronts in the Gulf disaster. BP’s managers damaged the company’s reputation by failing to secure the well, and by their repeated inaccurate assessments of the amount of oil flowing from it. That issue, he said, has also hurt the federal government’s credibility. Instead of going along with BP’s flow estimates, he said, the Obama administration should have a leader of national stature in overall control of the response and should have assembled much more quickly teams from the public sector, the private sector, and academia to continuously develop facts, articulating for the public what we know, what we don’t know, and how we can close the gap.“The government has failed to convene the right kind of scientific experts who can be transparent about what we know and what we don’t know,” Heineman said. “In a national disaster like this one, the government is responsible for the facts, and for demarcating which private sector and which public sector authorities are responsible both for developing response action options and then for implementing them. The government gets low marks for such a coherent and comprehensive effort to date.”last_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts programming for peer mentorship program

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Belles celebrated their across-the street neighbors Monday as they gathered to view the Notre Dame Irish Football game as a part of their Big Belle Little Belle event. According to club representatives, about 289 students have signed up for the peer mentorship program. The program partners a freshman or sophomore belle or, “little Belle,” with an upperclassman “big Belle” with intentions to facilitate friendship and mentorship. The game watch party was the first event of the year for the group.For some students, the Big Belle Little Belle experience can operate as a sort of pseudo-sorority. The Saint Mary’s students often speak on the values of sisterhood, and often refer to themselves as if they are one big sorority. The EMX logo on sweatshirts, pants and t-shirts, which imitates popular sorority culture, can be spotted around campus. Members of Big Belle Little Belle is sometimes seen as a substitute for Greek life by first-years and the club’s facilitators.“I think the sisterhood is really important, because we don’t have sororities,” Saint Mary’s senior and Big Belle Little Belle co-chair Moira LeMay said. “And I think a lot of girls want a sorority, but they don’t want the dues of a sorority or the commitments of the sorority. And this is one on such a small scale — by no means is it a sorority — but it’s a way for girls to feel like they have like an inner circle with people that they wouldn’t normally have.”LeMay pointed out the absence of dues as a reason for Belles to join, but the club did recently require a 10 dollar fee.“It is to pay for t-shirts,” LeMay said. “So girls can have the nice t-shirt, and we don’t have to worry about our annual budget. And we can put more into our activities, if we aren’t concerned about t-shirts. It’s something that we’re doing different this year, just because of the amount of girls that we have.”The appeal of meeting people and getting involved was a large driving force for first-year Caroline Jakalski making an appearance at the event.“I just signed up because I thought it’d be cool. [In a] small college, you don’t have sororities, but it’s like kind of like a sorority, so you have a big and stuff,” Jakalski said. “I decided that it’s a good way to get involved, especially freshman year not knowing a lot of people.”This year, Saint Mary’s’ Student Government Association and Big Belle Little Belle is reformatting the selection process to more closely that of a sorority. In years past, the board assigned “littles” and “bigs” based on things such as majors.“We’re going to do a ‘pref’ night this year to take away from having the committee chairs and the committee decide for students,” LeMay said. “We’re going to allow the big to choose their little.”The game watch is an event aimed at allowing bigs and the littles to get to know each other to facilitate the selection process.“It’s up to the bigs and littles who attend these events to connect with one another [and] get to know one another,” LeMay said. “So then they’re like, ‘OK, this is a good relationship,’ rather than, ‘Well, you randomly paired me with somebody,’ and think, ‘I’m not happy.’”LeMay said the organizers will step in if a little does not get appropriately matched with a big. Despite the changes and the movement towards sorority culture, the motives for the organization is the same: They seek to give younger students an opportunity to feel comfortable and welcomed on campus and to provide them with guidance, LeMay said.These events led toward reveal day when bigs will pick their littles.“Yeah, we are really excited for reveal day that will be on October 6,” LeMay said. “… That’s our biggest event of the year. We put the most money towards it — funding, activities, all of that. Reveal day [is] when our bigs reveal themselves to their littles. Last year, it was a lot of fun, but we’re hoping to be bigger and bolder. And our theme this year is Disney.”Big Belle Little Belle extends beyond the structured events and into everyday life and relationships. The organization encourages the students to participate and extend their relationships beyond the bigger all-club event.“We really tell girls, you make it what you want,” LeMay said. “So like my little and I, we do homework together. She comes and hangs out at my apartment with me. We do a lot together. But we also provide non-event events. So it’s not something as big as game day or reveal day. But it’s like, ‘Hey, if anyone wants to go.’”For first-year Hannah Shoemake, this guidance is why she is seeking out a relationship with a big.“I think, when adjusting to the college life, having a big sister figure is really gonna help me through some tough times,” Shoemake said.Tags: big little, saint mary’s, Sisterhoodlast_img read more

Tony Awards Circling Lincoln Center & More for June 2016 Ceremony

first_imgLincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and previous standby the Beacon Theater are all being considered as a potential home for the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 5, 2016. As previously reported, the ceremony’s usual locale, Radio City Music Hall, will be occupied by the Rockettes in the middle of “tech” for Spring Spectacular.Tonys officials are aiming to make a decision over the next few weeks, according to The New York Times. It is thought that either Lincoln Center or the Beacon are more likely venues than the Kings, as it will be tougher for show casts to make it between Brooklyn and their commitments on the Great White Way.The nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be announced live on April 29 from New York City. View Commentslast_img read more

Aggressive Response, Stockpiles Should Help Contain Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak

first_imgBy Dialogo November 11, 2010 Hello. They are Argentine troops in the photo not Uruguayan…Greetings! As the number of confirmed cholera cases and deaths in Haiti continue to climb, so do concerns about the spread of the disease in the capital. U.S. officials say Haiti is well positioned to contain the outbreak. U.S. State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley says the Haitian government has established 16 treatment centers in Port-au-Prince, which he said are effectively helping the government evaluate the ongoing cholera outbreak and the fallout from Hurricane Tomas. As of Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 9th), Haiti’s health ministry said more than 580 people had died of cholera-related complications and more than 9,000 people have been hospitalized since the outbreak appeared in late October. Also Tuesday, the first cholera-related fatality in Port-au-Prince was confirmed, weeks after the outbreak first appeared north of the capital. Crowley told reporters in Washington that Haitian officials had prepared for the possibility that the disease might spread in Port-au-Prince. “Obviously, the Haitian government in establishing these treatment centers fully anticipates, as I think there were some earlier reports of, an increase in cholera cases in and around the capital,” said P.J. Crowley. The head of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, Gabriel Timothee, said the government considers the cholera outbreak to be a national security issue. And Crowley said he believes the Haitian government’s aggressive response, in cooperation with the help of international partners, should help to contain the disease. The U.S Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance is among the agencies that pre-positioned supplies such as hygiene kits, water containers and blankets, in advance of Hurricane Tomas, which dumped rain on Haiti last week. Health officials fear, though, that the rains and flooding from Tomas will help the disease to spread. Cholera is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water, and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. As in previous outbreaks, Crowley said officials expect to see the mortality rate, relative to the number of cholera cases, decline.last_img read more

Certified managers may reduce restaurant food hazards

first_imgNov 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Restaurants that have a certified kitchen manager (CKM) seem to have a lower risk of serving food that triggers infectious illnesses, according to a study comparing restaurants that were involved in disease outbreaks with those that were not.”We were much less likely to find a certified kitchen manager in a restaurant that experienced an outbreak,” said Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, lead author of the research report in the November issue of the Journal of Food Protection. He is an associate professor of environmental and occupational health in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis.Certified kitchen managers—those who have completed a food safety training course—are required in some states but not all, the researchers say.Hedberg, along with researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Tennessee, examined 22 restaurants involved in disease outbreaks between June 2002 and June 2003 and 347 restaurants with no recent outbreaks. The study was a project of the CDC’s Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net), which covers all or parts of nine states.”This was the first systematic attempt to look at the environmental evaluations in restaurants with outbreaks and compare that to a large body of similar data from restaurants with no indication of any outbreak going on,” Hedberg told CIDRAP News.The researchers used a combination of interviews and direct observation to assess restaurant operations and policies related to food safety. Observers followed the preparation of certain food items, Hedberg said.The EHS-Net specialists identified 107 restaurant-linked outbreaks in their areas (out of 179 outbreaks overall), but staff size limited the number investigated to 22. Nonoutbreak restaurants were defined as those with no history of outbreaks for the preceding 3 years and no complaints of food-related illness within the past year.Outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants were similar in many respects, but 71% of the nonoutbreak restaurants (243 of 347) had a CKM, versus 32% (7 of 22) of outbreak restaurants, the researchers found.The findings “suggest that the presence of a CKM reduces the risk for an outbreak and was the major distinguishing factor between the outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants,” the report says. In particular, CKMs seemed to be associated with a lower risk of outbreaks linked to norovirus and Clostridium perfringens, two of the three most common outbreak pathogens. Also, bare-hand contact with food was less likely to be a factor in outbreaks in restaurants that had CKMs.Most restaurants, regardless of outbreak history, relied on on-the-job food safety training for workers, the authors found. They surmised that CKMs probably improved the quality of this training, leading to less bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods and better control of food temperatures.However, in restaurants with outbreaks, the presence of a CKM didn’t seem to reduce the role of infected food handlers as contamination sources leading to the outbreaks, according to the report.In addition, the researchers found that most restaurants had policies requiring food workers to report illnesses and barring staff members from working while sick, but those policies appeared to make little or no difference in the rate of outbreaks or in the role of infected food handlers as contamination sources. Most restaurants, both outbreak and nonoutbreak, did not offer sick leave for food workers.The findings suggest that food safety training programs need to put more emphasis on managing food worker illnesses, the authors say. On the basis of previous studies on gastrointestinal illness, they estimate that 50,000 US food workers are likely to work while infected with norovirus.Carol Selman of the CDC, senior author of the study, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Conference for Food Protection, which advises the FDA, have recommended that all states require restaurants to have CKMs. She said the findings may help sway those who have been “on the fence” as to whether to adopt that requirement.”It basically lent credence to what had been recommended by the FDA and the Conference for Food Protection,” Selman told CIDRAP News. She is a senior public health advisor in the division of emergency and environmental health services of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta.However, while the findings suggest that CKMs may help prevent norovirus outbreaks, “the key determinant appears to be the presence of an infected food worker,” the researchers write. “This conclusion must be confirmed by further studies involving a larger series of outbreaks.”Selman said EHS-Net is an offshoot of the CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, or FoodNet, which collects data on all laboratory-diagnosed cases of common foodborne diseases in all or parts of 10 states. EHS-Net includes at least one environmental health specialist and one epidemiologist in each participating state or area, she said.Hedberg said EHS-Net was set up to help explain some of FoodNet’s findings about exposure to foodborne pathogens, especially “a number of suggestions coming out of FoodNet that restaurants were playing an important role in the epidemiology of foodborne diseases.”Previous studies have failed to find consistent links between restaurant inspection results and disease outbreaks, the authors say. Their study was designed to identify both system failures that led to outbreaks and underlying reasons for the failures.Hedberg CW, Smith SJ, Kirkland E, et al. Systematic environmental evaluations to identify food safety differences between outbreak and nonoutbreak restaurants. J Food Protection 2006 Nov;69(11):2697-702 [Abstract]last_img read more

Kurwongbah country retreat just minutes from civilisation

first_imgCosy up by the fire in winter.“The property would be great for horse people, or people who wanted extra income by renting out the second house.”The house is near where the new University of the Sunshine Coast will be at Petrie. The house at 2 Shea Rd, Kurwongbah, is for sale.VISITORS to John and Melissa Reif’s Kurwongbah home are always shocked at their peaceful haven.Just 10 minutes from Petrie Village Shopping Centre, guests are always surprised their 16.19ha property is so close to town. The house is on a 16.19ha block.Mrs Reif said there were two houses and a retreat on the property.They were currently using the retreat as a media room, and the second house, which has two bedrooms, as a place for Mrs Reif to hold her Thermomix cooking classes. Melissa Reif likes to sit on the day bed and look out over the property.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We have a daybed here on the veranda, and I can see seven or eight types of roses, lotuses in the dam, and there are actually seven horses in the dam at the moment,” she said.“It’s good for a coffee or afternoon tea, and my husband and I often sit there at the end of the day with a glass of wine.” The house at 2 Shea Rd, Kurwongbah.“They say that it’s so peaceful but so close to town,” Mrs Reif said.“It’s the peace and quiet that gets everybody.”The Reifs have lived at 2 Shea Rd for nine years, after upsizing from a property at Lawnton.Mrs Reif said they could see 90 per cent of the property from the main house, and she often spent time looking over it. One of the kitchens on the property.“I have it registered as a kitchen and students love it.“We sit out on the front veranda once we’ve finished cooking and enjoy the peace.”She said the cottage was 500m from the main house, and only shared a driveway, so it was great for a multi-generational family who did not want to live in each other’s pockets. The property is suited to those with horses.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Liverpool offer pro terms to Billy Koumetio

first_imgLiverpool have offered pro terms to Billy Koumetio. The 18-year-old former Lyon junior joined Liverpool’s academy as a winger but has thrived since being converted to centre-half by coaching staff. read also:Billy Joe Saunders banned  from boxingAdvertisement Loading… Le 10 Sport says Koumetio has done enough to win a pro contract – which has already been tabled to him. His past season was plagued by a three-month loan groin injury, though he was involved with the first team for their Carabao Cup campaign. An announcement over Koumetio’s commitment is expected in the coming days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different CountriesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

Reigning champions face tough test as Champions League action resumes on DStv

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Neymar bags two-match ban UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to a breathtaking football treat on the midweek of February 18 and 19, 2020 as the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 games get underway. There will be four fixtures across Europe. The UEFA Champions League action resumes for the first time in 2020 with a potential thriller between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain at Signal Iduna Park on the evening of Tuesday. This clash could be a goal-laden affair, with two hugely attack-minded teams and a bevvy of stars on display. PSG boast the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi, while Dortmund’s youthful promise is highlighted in the likes of Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi and January signing Erling Haaland. The latter player has made a huge impact at BVB since his move from Salzburg and will be looking to add to the eight goals he has already scored in the competition while on the books of the Austrian side. “It’s absolutely fantastic,” Haaland said in regard to scoring in front of Dortmund’s famous Yellow Wall, the largest standing terrace in Europe. “It’s just a fantastic feeling that I haven’t had before.” Tuesday also sees reigning European and world champions Liverpool return to the scene of their UEFA Champions League final triumph from last season, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, to face hosts Atletico. While the Reds have been absolutely imperious across all competitions virtually through the whole of the season thus far, this has been a tough campaign for Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos, who are very much in a transitional phase. Yet if any team can find a way to stymie Liverpool’s awesome attack, then it is surely Atletico. SuperSport viewers will be treated to their next double dose of UEFA Champions League action on the evening of Wednesday, with Atalanta hosting Valencia at the San Siro at the same time that Tottenham Hotspur tackle RB Leipzig in London. La Dea are one of the most free-flowing and attacking teams in Europe and their recovery from a position of virtual elimination in the group stage is one of the best fairytales of this season’s UEFA Champions League, but they may find Albert Celades’ Valencia a tough nut to crack. At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, former UEFA Champions League winner Jose Mourinho and highly-rated young coach Julian Nagelsmann will have a fascinating battle of tactical wits. While Spurs have become more direct and pragmatic under “the Special One”, Leipzig are a well-drilled attacking team, though their confidence has taken a hit with some poor recent results and it will be interesting to see how Nagelsmann lifts his player for a clash against Spurs. Don’t miss the 2019/2020 football season on DStv. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now.UEFA Champions League fixtures February 18 21:00 WAT: Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain – LIVE on SuperSport 3, SuperSport 5 and SuperSport 12 21:00 WAT: Atletico Madrid v Liverpool – LIVE on SuperSport 3 February 19 21:00 WAT: Atalanta v Valencia – LIVE on SuperSport 3 21:00 WAT: Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig – LIVE on SuperSport 3.Tags: Borussia DortmundErling HaalandKylian MbappeNeymarParis Saint-GermainSignal Iduna ParkUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Villa claim win in feisty encounter

first_img The right-back, who had been frozen out by manager Paul Lambert before this season, netted with 20 minutes left to cap their comeback. Leonardo Ulloa ended his drought with his first goal in 10 games to put the Foxes ahead but Ciaran Clark equalised within minutes. Press Association And Paul Konchesky was sent off late on for Leicester after clashing with Hutton – who was lucky to stay on – to compound the visitors’ woes. It left Nigel Pearson’s side rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and lifted resurgent Villa up to 11th. Charles N’Zogbia and Carlos Sanchez were recalled for the hosts, replacing the suspended Andi Weimann and injured Joe Cole. Danny Simpson made his first Leicester start since signing from QPR in the summer. The defender had played just 26 minutes for the Foxes this season and replaced the ill Ritchie de Laet. Liam Moore replaced suspended captain Wes Morgan and David Nugent was well enough to take his place on the bench after illness. Matty James and Benteke fired over in a quiet opening 10 minutes before Benteke’s brilliant first-time volley dropped inches wide. But the visitors took the lead on 13 minutes when Villa failed to shackle Riyad Mahrez and Guzan spilled his deflected effort straight to Ulloa who tapped in. It was a gift but Villa levelled five minutes later when Clark was granted the freedom of the area to head in Ashley Westwood’s free kick from six yards. Mahrez shot wide as Leicester responded but Villa had the measure of a spirited, if limited, Foxes side who relied on the pace of Jamie Vardy to threaten. And the striker was involved a flashpoint late in the half as tempers flared at Villa Park. First, he clattered into Westwood – forcing the midfielder to be carried off – and was lucky to only receive a caution. Then Clark caught Ulloa in a strong tackle which forced the striker off at the break, with Nugent his replacement. Mercifully for referee Craig Pawson, half-time arrived to stop the game spilling over. Tom Cleverley, who had a loan spell at Leicester in 2009, drove over three minutes into the second half before Jeff Schlupp skewed horribly over for the Foxes. Villa looked the more likely to edge ahead and Kasper Schmeichel kept the visitors level when he raced out to deny Benteke, who had run onto Sanchez’s through ball. It was another warning for the Foxes who, after going ahead, had failed to seriously test Villa. The pace of Agbonlahor continued to stretch Leicester and his angled drive was deflected away by Schmeichel after 55 minutes. But Guzan had to save Villa when he brilliantly turned over Nugent’s wonderful 18-yard volley as Leicester suddenly sparked. Their threat faded, though, as Villa completed their comeback on 70 minutes – following more shoddy defending from Foxes. Benteke was given space and time to pick out the unmarked Hutton at the far post and the defender smashed past Schmeichel. Benteke nearly added a third six minutes later, only to be thwarted again by Schmeichel’s point blank save and from the corner the keeper stopped Clark’s header. And Leicester’s hopes all but disappeared with 10 minutes left when Konchesky was dismissed. The defender tackled Hutton and then clashed with the Villa man, who forced his head into Konchesky’s before pushing him. But to the Foxes’ amazement, Konchesky was sent off while Hutton escaped with a yellow card and Villa held on. Alan Hutton bagged his first Aston Villa goal as they clinched a feisty 2-1 win over 10-man Leicester.last_img read more