Man United 1-1 Leicester: Martial goal keeps champagne on ice for 10-man Foxes

first_img1 Leicester City missed the chance to claim the Premier League crown as Manchester United earned a draw to delay their coronation.Anthony Martial looked like he was going to spoil the party when he scored early on but captain Wes Morgan equalised for the visitors.Danny Drinkwater saw red with only minutes remaining for a second booking but despite late pressure, they held on for the draw.The result means if Leicester are to win the title on this bank holiday weekend, they must rely on Chelsea to do them a favour and beat Tottenham and Stamford Bridge on Monday night.United dominated the opening exchanges and Leicester looked ragged in defence as the occasion seemed to induce some nerves in the Foxes.The hosts had had 80 per cent of possession when they took the lead in the eighth minute as Antonio Valencia beat Christian Fuchs too easily before standing the ball up for Martial to slam passed Kasper Schmeichel at the back post.And it was nearly 2-0 after 14 minutes when Jesse Lingard fired a low shot into the bottom corner but Schmeichel came up with a stunning save.The save proved crucial as Leicester were level three minutes later when Morgan got the better of Marcos Rojo from Danny Drinkwater’s free-kick and nodded the ball into the net from four yards out.Marouane Fellaini could be facing a retrospective three-game ban for his first-half shenanigans after television cameras caught the Belgian elbowing Robert Huth in the chin after the German appeared to pull his hair.Shinji Okazaki and Leandro Ulloa both had decent chances to give the Foxes the lead after half time as Leicester dominated the start of the second half.The Argentine had another great opportunity with only 25 minutes to go but he got too much on his flicked header and it sailed over the crossbar.With three minutes remaining Drinkwater was shown his second yellow card for tugging down Memphis Depay on the edge of the area, but the ten-man Foxes held on for the draw.The game ended with the points shared and while Leicester fans must remain patient, United’s followers will be beginning to lose patience as they sit four points off fourth with three games remaining. Anthony Martial scored after only eight minutes last_img read more

Stojakovic sits out again with bad back

first_imgSacramento Kings forward Peja Stojakovic missed his second straight game Sunday night with a protruding disc in his lower back, another potentially serious injury for the three-time All-Star. Stojakovic has missed eight games with three different injuries this season, including the back problem that kept him out of Friday’s loss to the Hornets. His back has been troublesome all season, preventing him from jumping, shooting and playing defense with his usual effectiveness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Gooden was on the inactive list for the game with a right leg adductor strain, and the team said he was day-to-day. Gooden, averaging 11.4 points and 8.7 rebounds, hurt his leg in the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ 115-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Stojakovic, who’s in the final year of his contract with the Kings, is averaging 16.6 points per game, his lowest average since his second NBA season in 1999-2000. Gooden not good: Cleveland Cavaliers forward Drew Gooden sat out Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a thigh injury. last_img read more

Everton close to stunning £50m deal for Watford forward Richarlison

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED moving on IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Everton are closing in on the signing of Watford forward Richarlison for a stagerring £50m.New Toffees boss Marco Silva knows all about the Brazilian after bringing him to the Hornets from Fluminense for £11.5 last summer. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1 The 21-year-old starred at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, scoring five goals in his first 12 Premier League games, but his form faded.Some dreadful finishing meant he finished the campaign goalless since November, but he has been a key target for Silva since he took over at Goodison Park in May.Watford and Everton have a strained relationship after the Toffees’ attempts to take Silva from the Hornets in October 2017, however talks have reached an advanced stage.Everton were believed to be willing to pay about £35m but there are likely to be clauses that will take the deal closer to Watford’s asking price of £50m. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LIVING THE DREAM LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Richarlison scored five goals in 41 appearances for Watford last_img read more

Chelsea v Arsenal: Schurrle starts

first_imgAndre Schurrle gets the nod to start for Chelsea against Arsenal, who are without the injured Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.Oscar also starts, Willian is on the Blues bench and Cesar Azpilicueta returns to the starting line-up, while Jack Wilshere starts for the Gunners after shaking off an ankle knock.Cesc Fabregas makes his first appearance against his former club since joining Chelsea during the summer.Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Salah, Remy.Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck. Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Getting Into Hot Water — Part 2

first_imgIn my last blog, I discussed the basics of our domestic hot water (DHW) load, and looked briefly at adding a solar hot water system to satisfy most of that load. What I decided to do first was to try a heat-pump water heater (HPWH), partly because it was a much simpler and less costly installation, and partly because I was just curious to see how well one would work.Since I already had the 85-gallon Marathon electric water heater, I didn’t need additional storage, so I looked at the add-on products available and chose the Geyser, which is made in Maine by Nyle Systems. It costs in the range of $1,000, plus installation. Monitoring performance with water meters and a Kill-a-Watt meterSince this is a new technology for me, I wanted to understand how well it was working. I installed a DLJ75 water meter on the cold water feed line to the water heater, before it splits to the thermostatic mixing valve, so I would be able to measure how much DHW we were using. This is a simple, time-tested mechanical water meter. We’re installing a couple of others right now that have a pulse output that can be counted and totaled, so they won’t need to be read by a human daily to get a sense of the usage patterns.The Geyser is a 120-volt machine that simply plugs into an outlet, so I’m tracking its electrical usage with a Kill-A-Watt meter. I also have been using the two exterior channels of my Hobo logger to measure cold water inlet and DHW outlet temperatures. With flow and temperature differential I can calculate the energy demand of the DHW system, and with the kWh I can calculate the system efficiency at satisfying that energy. As a HPWH extracts heat from the air, it also cools it, which means that it acts as a dehumidifier as well, with one key difference. Conventional dehumidifiers cool the air, condense moisture out, and then reheat the dehumidified air, so they remove moisture and add heat to the air. Since warming the air lowers its relative humidity, the twin effects of moisture removal and heat addition are exactly what we want — lower relative humidity means lower moisture absorption by materials in the space being dehumidified, and therefore less mold.A HPWH removes moisture from the air, but cools it rather than heats it, because the heat goes into the DHW, so it isn’t as effective a dehumidifier. I put a Hobo four-channel data logger in place to look at the effects of the HPWH on the basement environment.The normal Geyser installation uses a clever tube-in-tube fitting that is inserted in the drain fitting on a conventional electric water heater (or other water heater tank). This allows the Geyser to both extract water to be heated, and return heated water through the same port on the water heater. RELATED ARTICLES Heat-Pump Water Heaters Come of AgeAll About Water Heaters An add-on heat-pump water heaterThe Geyser is a small cube (about 1 1/2 feet on a side) which can sit on the floor or on a platform adjacent to the water heater tank. The way it (and other HPWHs) operates is that it removes heat from the air in the space in which it is located and transfers that heat to the water.The Geyser has a compressor to operate the refrigeration cycle to take the heat out of the air (like an air conditioner or dehumidifier), a fan to move air across its refrigerant coil, and a pump to circulate water to and from the adjacent storage tank. It connects to the tank at or near the bottom, so it heats the coldest water, maximizing the efficiency of the heat pump. Image 2 (below) shows a the interior of the Geyser, including its key components. BLOGS BY MARC ROSENBAUM Getting into Hot Water — Part 1Getting into Hot Water — Part 3Getting into Hot Water — Part 4Basement Insulation — Part 1Basement Insulation — Part 2Seasonal Changes in Electrical Loads [Editor’s note: This series will continue; stay tuned for “Getting into Hot Water — Part 3.”]center_img Handling the condensateLike dehumidifiers, HPWHs remove moisture from the air and therefore generate liquid water as that water vapor condenses on the coil. The Geyser has a drain pan to catch this condensate and a tap that can be connected to a plumbing trap or a condensate pump. Mine is simply draining to a 5-gallon pail.Interestingly enough, in the middle of the summer, when the basement temperature and relative humidity was highest, there was a puddle on the concrete below the unit, which went away as we left the peak cooling season behind. I tried to determine the issue and the folks at Nyle were very helpful, but in the end I think that somehow there is a leak in the drain pan, probably at the corners, that only is operative when the rate of condensate is high. Alternatively, there may be condensation on a component that is not above the drain pan. I may need to wait to next summer to resolve this one.I have been pleased that the machine is fairly quiet, and so far, completely reliable. Add-on or integrated unit?If I had decided at the beginning that I wanted to install a HPWH, I probably would have selected an integrated unit, that has the heat pump built-in on top of a storage tank. These are made by Stiebel Eltron, GE, A.O. Smith, and Hubbell, amongst others.There is an excellent report on the field performance of HPWHs authored by Steven Winter Associates.In the next post, I will comment on other aspects of the DHW installation; then in a subsequent post I’ll share some data on the performance of the HPWH and its effect on the temperature and moisture level of the basement air. Removing the Marathon’s lower heating elementIn the case of the Marathon, the drain port location precludes this. I chose to do something a bit unconventional — I removed the lower electric heating element (residential electric water heaters have an upper element and a lower one, and only one operates at a time) and used an adapter to connect the heated water returning from the Geyser to this location. The water to be heated comes from the drain connection.This approach loses the functionality of having the lower element as back-up to the HPWH — only the top element is usable. The Geyser uses the existing line voltage thermostat on the water heater to tell it when to operate. In a typical electric water heater, the controls first ensure that the top thermostat, that controls the upper element, is satisfied, then the lower thermostat and the lower element, which properly prioritizes the water at the top of the tank, which is drawn off first.In my set-up, once the upper thermostat is satisfied, the power is switched to the lower thermostat, which can call for the Geyser to operate if needed. I’ve set the upper thermostat to about 90°F, and the lower thermostat to 120°F, which forces the heat pump to do all of the water heating.I installed the Geyser on July 5, 2011, and we haven’t used any power for electric resistance heating since then; all water heating has been done by the Geyser. Note that HPWHs are slow heaters relative to typical water heaters. The Geyser’s output is under 2 kW, whereas an electric water heater is typically 4.5 kW, and gas or oil heaters are much more. This is why the tank size is large for a HPWH. We’ve had a house full of guests a number of times this summer and fall, and no problem with enough DHW. Marc Rosenbaum is director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He writes a blog called Thriving on Low Carbon.last_img read more

Where Will Oklahoma State be Ranked in Tuesday’s CFB Playoff Rankings?

first_img8. Iowa (at Indiana is a fine win, nothing to get excited about)9. Stanford (at Colorado is fine)10. Florida (squeaking by Vandy at home is not impressive but wins are wins)So there you go. Oklahoma State is going to be behind three (!) one-loss teams when the rankings come out tonight. I’m forewarning you given that this is a power ranking and not a resume evaluation. And if top four win out, that will be your playoff (even if a Big 12 team goes 12-0). How crazy would that be?Be prepared to be disappointed.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Long also promised us that the schedule would show out which teams in the Big 12 were good.“These teams, TCU and Baylor in particular, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to a lesser degree, they have their strength of schedule in front of them. We rank to this point in time, and those teams just haven’t played their strong teams yet. We’ll see how they stack up as we get closer to the end of the season.”So how high does OSU jump? I think this is what the top 10 will look like.1. Clemson (and it’s deserved)2. Alabama (and I guess it’s deserved)3. Ohio State (and it’s not deserved … at all)4. Notre Dame (at Pitt is a good win)5. Baylor (at KSU is a good win)6. LSU (this is going to sting, isn’t it?)7. Oklahoma State (TCU is the second-best win of any team all year — the following tweet was sent before the Bama-LSU game)There is only one team in college football with a win over an A.P. top five opponent this year. That team is #okstate— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 8, 2015 I’m sure all of this will be reasonable and go perfectly, right?The second CFB Playoff ranking of 2015 will be released on Tuesday night and Oklahoma State will be a much bigger factor than last week when it was ranked No. 14.One thing I want to address before we get to where OSU could be ranked. The powers that be in college football (i.e. ESPN) are sort of brilliant for creating this madness. Think about it, we are watching a television show in the middle of November that tells us how good or bad our team is and we all care and become really emotional thereafter.That’s pretty hilarious.College football has figured out how to let the games be decided on the field and yet keeps the buzz created as if they aren’t. If the sport went to a simple “win your conference and you’re in” formula, it would just be a worse version of the NFL. So as much as I hate it, I also love it.Anyway, where will OSU be ranked?Let’s look at the top 15 from last week and what they did on Saturday.1. Clemson (beat FSU at home)2. LSU (lost at Alabama)3. Ohio State (beat Minnesota at home)4. Alabama (beat LSU at home)5. Notre Dame (won at Pittsburgh)6. Baylor (won at Kansas State)7. Michigan State (lost at Nebraska)8. TCU (lost at Oklahoma State)9. Iowa (won at Indiana)10. Florida (beat Vandy at home)11. Stanford (won at Colorado)12. Utah (won at Washington)13. Memphis (lost at home to Navy)14. Oklahoma State (beat TCU)15. Oklahoma (beat Iowa State)I’ve been housing the selection committee for being a power ranking organization rather than a resume evaluation organization, but it turns out, a power ranking organization is exactly what they are. Here’s their mission statement as it relates to selection the College Football Playoff per their website.The committee’s task will be to select the best teams, rank the teams for inclusion in the playoff and selected other bowl games and then assign the teams to sites.So why even play the games? Just say, “well, we think Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and USC are the best teams this year, let’s just skip ahead to the playoff.” I digress, though.Last week, selection committee chairman Jeff Long basically said the Big 12 doesn’t play any defense.“I think it’s the balance of the team. We have teams that are just one-sided offensive teams or one-sided, really strong defensive teams. That combination of offense and defense. How they’ve played offensively and defensively in those games. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to judge…”Well, the committee is going to have an issue now. Because TCU could only muster 29 on OSU on Saturday. The first time it had been held under 30 since the first game and the first time in conference play since 2013. This is the same TCU that hung 42 on precious Ole Miss in its bowl game last season. Also, there’s this.The OSU defense is holding opponents well below their points/drive average:— Oklahoma State Stats (@OSUStats) November 8, 2015last_img read more

CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb Criticizes Ezekiel Elliott For Post-Game Rant

first_imgDoug Gottlieb criticizes Ezekiel Elliott.doug gottlieb criticizes ezekiel elliottFollowing Ohio State’s last-second loss to Michigan State Saturday night, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott went on a bit of a rant, criticizing his team’s coaching staff for its play-calling during the contest. Elliott also announced that he’ll be declaring for the NFL Draft after the season.Well, it doesn’t look like everyone is impressed with Zeke’s decision to air his frustrations via the media. CBS Sports college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb says that Elliott should be embarrassed. He added that you should never “call out” your teammates or coaching staff after a big loss.pretty embarrassing what Ezekiel Elliott pulled, Im sure some on twitter will support him…but that is why they are on twitter— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Kids feel mirror society- feel entitled- you don’t ever call out your teammates or coaches after a big loss. EVER.— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015“He was honest” – you can be right, and be out of a job. Close friend of mine told me that…words to live by #EzekielElliot— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Is Gottlieb right? Or does Zeke have the right to speak his mind following a loss? Expect a national debate in the coming days.last_img read more

Pakistan expels Indian envoy suspends bilateral trade

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, minutes after it decided to downgrade the diplomatic ties with India, alleging that New Delhi’s move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was “unilateral and illegal”. This was announced after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) here, attended by top civil and military leadership, during which it was also decided to suspend the bilateral trade and review the “bilateral arrangements”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Our ambassadors will no longer be in New Delhi and their counterparts here will also be sent back,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in televised comments soon after the NSC meeting. India on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. While India’s High Commissioner Bisaria is in Islamabad, his Pakistani counterpart Moin-ul-Haq is yet to take charge in New Delhi. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayA statement issued after the NSC meeting read that the Committee discussed the situation “arising out of unilateral and illegal actions” by the Indian government, situation inside Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control. The Committee decided “downgrading of diplomatic relations with India” and “suspension of bilateral trade with India,” the statement said. The NSC also decided to review “bilateral arrangements” with India. The Committee resolved to take the matter (abolition of the Article 370 by India) to the United Nations, including the Security Council, the statement said. India has said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the issue is strictly internal to the country. The Pakistani statement said that the country will observe this Independence Day on August 14 in solidarity with Kashmiris. “August 15 will be observed as Black Day,” it added. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since an attack on the Air Force base at Pathankot in January of 2016 by Pakistan-based terrorists, maintaining that talks and terror cannot go together.last_img read more

Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier speaks at UN sustainability forum

first_imgThe Canadian Press NEW YORK — Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier addressed hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters in Manhattan Saturday.The 15-year-old activist from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario urged the global community to respect the sacredness and importance of clean water.Peltier spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum, a platform on sustainable land use founded by UN Environment and the World Bank that’s dedicated to achieving development and climate goals.She used the speech to draw attention to the lack of clean water in numerous Indigenous communities, which she says sparked her activism at a young age.Peltier called for an end to plastic use as one step in restoring a more sustainable world.Her speech comes a day after huge crowds took to the streets in Canada as part of a global climate strike.last_img read more