Dimitar Berbatov hits back at Old Trafford doubters

first_imgDimitar Berbatov has insisted he was unfairly labelled as a lazy player by pundits during his time with Manchester United.The Bulgarian striker, who left Old Trafford to join Fulham earlier this year, told The Sun he did all he could for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.“I left Manchester United with my head held very high,” he said.“I gave 100 per cent and no one could doubt my performances, especially when you compare how many minutes I actually played.“I was the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2010-11 and never wanted to be on the bench.“Perhaps I needed to play more but I always accepted the manager’s orders. I never considered myself to be a star — only a forward working for the team.” 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v West Brom: Matic back

first_imgNemanja Matic returns to the Chelsea starting line-up for the game at Stamford Bridge.The Serbian midfielder comes in for Cesc Fabregas, who replaced him when Matic was ruled out of last weekend’s win at Man City with an injury.Fabregas drops to the substitutes’ bench. The Blues are without Oscar, who is ill, while John Terry remains sidelined.West Brom, meanwhile, can name an unchanged line-up for the fifth consecutive game as James Morrison and Gareth McAuley came through fitness tests. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Aina, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi. West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Yacob, Fletcher; Brunt, Morrison, Phillips; Rondon. Subs: Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Gardner, McClean, Galloway, Chadli.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New Utopian Vision Requires Drastic Demotion of Humans

first_img(Visited 547 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Humans must be re-imagined, then re-made to fit the new global utopia, according to an environmental evolutionist.Reimagining the human (Science Magazine). As Eileen Crist writes in part of Science Magazine’s “Tomorrow’s Earth” series, she forgets the horrors of past generations that tried to “re-imagine” human beings to fit an elite agenda. As usual, the elite only wants to “help” mankind avoid an imagined threat. Crist has a whopper to scare people about:Earth is in the throes of a mass extinction event and climate change upheaval, risking a planetary shift into conditions that will be extremely challenging, if not catastrophic, for complex life. Although responsibility for the present trajectory is unevenly distributed, the overarching drivers are rapid increases in (i) human population, (ii) consumption of food, water, energy, and materials, and (iii) infrastructural incursions into the natural world. As the “trends of more” on all these fronts continue to swell, the ecological crisis is intensifying. Given that human expansionism is causing mass extinction of nonhuman life and threatening both ecological and societal stability, why is humanity not steering toward limiting and reversing its expansionism?Who, exactly, is “humanity” that needs to take the steering wheel? Beware the reckless driver heading us off the cliff!The rational response to the present-day ecological emergency would be to pursue actions that will downscale the human factor and contract our presence in the realm of nature. Yet in mainstream institutional arenas, economic, demographic, and infrastructural growth are framed as inevitable, while technological and management solutions to adverse impacts are pursued single-mindedly. Although pursuing such solutions is important, it is also clear that reducing humanity’s scale and scope in the ecosphere is the surest approach to arresting the extinction crisis, moderating climate change, decreasing pollution, and providing sorely needed leeway to tackle problems of poverty, food insecurity, and forced migration. The question that arises is why the approach of contracting the human enterprise tends to be ignored.This is not only biased (assuming only her view is “the rational response”), it is very odd for a materialist to say. What other species of animal ponders what it “should” do, and decides that mass death is “rational”? Are we not all evolved primates, in Crist’s worldview? Doesn’t population genetics handle these situations automatically?Crist doesn’t stop. With Science Magazine’s blessing, she attacks her bogeyman: the worldview that believes in human exceptionalism:The answer lies in the deeper cause of the ecological crisis: a pervasive worldview that imbues the trends of more with a cachet of inevitability and legitimacy. This worldview esteems the human as a distinguished entity that is superior to all other life forms and is entitled to use them and the places they live. The belief system of superiority and entitlement—or human supremacy—manifests in a range of anthropocentric commonplace assumptions, linguistic constructs, institutional regimes, and everyday actions of individual, group, nation-state, and corporate actors. For example, the human is invested with powers of life and death over all other beings and with the prerogative to control and manage all geographical space. The all-encompassing manifestation of the belief system of human supremacy is precisely what constitutes it as a worldview.She clarifies that this evil worldview is a product of the evil West. Behold, “western civilization has elaborated its most forceful, long-standing expression, and through the West’s ascendancy the influence of this worldview has spread across the globe.”In the Biblical worldview, God created man in his own image, and gave him dominion over creation, but as a steward – not a selfish master.Of course Crist isn’t biased by a worldview. She, after all, is publishing in Science Magazine. Science is not a worldview; it is truth. (She might pause to read the new book by Dr J.P. Moreland about scientism.)Having unmasked the bogeymen, Crist lists all the evil assumptions and beliefs. Her writing consists of a series of big lies, half truths, and glittering generalities. Untangle this sentence: “By operating on all these levels, the worldview of human distinction-and-prerogative obstructs the capacity to question human hegemony for the sake of Earth’s inherent splendor and in the service of a high-quality human life within a downsized, equitable global civilization nested in an all-species commonwealth.”Wow. Utopia will come with fewer human beings on the planet, especially Westerners. They will experience “awe for this living planet” instead of treating it as a mere container of natural resources. Crist needs to get out more. Maybe she could walk into a church and listen to evangelical Christians singing, “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds Thy hands have made….”With catastrophe looming, Crist needs a savior. She doesn’t specifically name “global governance” or rule by an elite group of scientists, but it is doubtful her sermon will have any effect on individuals out there living like other primate mammals with only Darwinian self-interest in mind. She does speak of “global approaches” that would imply coercion. The recent riots in Paris at President Macron’s tax to combat global warming are nothing compared to the probable natural human reaction to what Crist recommends. In order to reduce the human impact on nature, she advocates draconian measures for “scaling down and pulling back,” which would include:reducing the overall amount of food, water, energy, and materials that humanity consumesmaking certain shifts in what food, energy, and materials are usedlower the global population within a human-rights framework (good luck on that one!)shrink animal agriculturephase out fossil fuelstransform an extractionist, overproducing, throwaway, and polluting economy into a recycling, less busy, thrifty, more ecologically benign economyvastly expanding marine protected areasambitious forest, grasslands, freshwater ecologies, and wetlands protection and restorationShe will never get such things without causing an all-out war be people who refuse to believe her views and would rather fight than take her medicine. And if her side wins, there will be global totalitarianism (remember Lenin?). In the final analysis, the prospect of global governance rises in her list of policy recommendations. Realistically, these policies could only be brought about by coercion and the abandonment of human rights.state-of-the-art family planning services for all (including modern contraceptive technologies) [Does that include abortion?]universal education from the age of 4 to 17 or 18substantial reduction of animal-product consumptionadoption of the reduce-reuse-recycle paradigm as an everyday normmassive protection of wild natureadoption of sustainable and ethical food production practices on land and seaBut it’s that bad old worldview of human exceptionalism that must go, she really is saying. Interestingly, her bio page says that Eileen Crist studied environmental evolution with Lynn Margulis, a bit of a maverick in Darwinism (but still an evolutionist), and subscribes to the Gaia hypothesis. Maybe that explains her use of the word “spiritual” in her ending paragraph:To pursue scaling down and pulling back the human factor requires us to reimagine the human in a register that no longer identifies human greatness with dominance within the ecosphere and domination over nonhumans. The present historical time invites opening our imagination toward a new vision of humanity no longer obstructed by the worldview of human supremacy. Learning to inhabit Earth with care, grace, and proper measure promises material and spiritual abundance for all.Never Listen to Just One SideIronically, an article called ‘Debunking the ‘population bomb’” came out on Phys.org shortly before Crist’s essay appeared. Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, authors of a new book, Population Bombed!, dispute Paul Ehrlich’s 50-year-old scare book that warned of imminent global ecological catastrophe (which, by the way, never materialized). They also tie the recurrent scare tactic to a a hoary worry warrior who had influenced Darwin, Thomas Malthus, whose beliefs led Darwin to envision a universal struggle for existence:Desrochers and Szurmak write in their book that the predictions of doomsters have not been borne out by reality, and this is not the time to listen to them.Desrochers notes that “population-growth catastrophism” dates back thousands of years, although it is now mostly associated with the British economist Thomas Malthus, who wrote a book in 1798 warning that population growth would outrun the food supply. The most successful proponent of this theory in more recent times was Ehrlich, a charismatic speaker who fired up a generation of activists in 1968 with the best-selling The Population Bomb. Indeed, Desrochers says that Ehrlich was such a cause célèbre that he appeared more than 20 times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.Fame is fleeting indeed. As they challenge “some sacred cows of the environmental movement,” Desrochers and Szurmak even favor continuing burning carbon for fuel, advice that would flabbergast Crist – and yet they affirm they are “not climate skeptics or deniers but are ‘pro-science, pro-creativity and pro-economic development.’”Dr Eric Pianka, ardent evolutionist and genocide advocate, by J B Greene. Used by permission.Let us critique Crist’s worldview (she has one) intellectually before considering the evil fruit it could bear. It’s elitist; it’s hypocritical; and it’s illogical. It’s elitist, because Crist works a cushy job in Virginia Tech, enjoying all the freedoms and benefits of western civilization, and yet presumes to talk down to the rest of us as if we are less worthy than her. It’s hypocritical, because she would not endure one week living under her own recommendations. Let her forswear all electrical appliances, cars, and energy and give her property over to wilderness. Let her take a vow of poverty and live off the land with no energy and no clothing (which requires manufacture by use of energy), with the animals. It’s illogical, because it is self-refuting. She condemns human exceptionalism, but expects us to treat her writing as exceptional: i.e., containing moral authority and undeniable truth. How did that arise by “environmental evolution”? She plagiarizes Christian assumptions to attack the Christian worldview. Let her get her own assumptions. How about “stuff happens” as a foundational assumption? Try to build her sermon on that one!Crist’s utopian vision is a recipe for totalitarian disaster. It sounds good in theory, like all the other ones that offered “the common good” to all, such as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” But utopian visions never work, and often fail horrifically. Can’t you imagine a future Mao or Stalin feeling perfectly justified to eliminate large populations of “useless eaters” that are harming the ecology? Can’t you imagine a global one-child policy, or worse? Can’t you imagine “universal education” forbidding any mention of the Bible, which says God made man in his own image? The only way to achieve her vision of reducing human impact on the ecology would be to eliminate at least 50% of the human population – maybe 90%. Imagine what that would entail! The extremist professor Eric Pianka advocated spraying ebola virus from airplanes to kill off millions quickly. Bill Maher likes that, too. Why not, if “scaling down and pulling back the human factor” is the highest good? Bad ideas have bad consequences, even though the ideas may come in shiny packaging or are published by leading intellectual journals.The ground was cursed because of sin, but the stewardship role of humanity did not end. [photos from Creation Museum by DFC]Only Christianity contains the worldview and values that can really achieve the tangible benefits Crist cherishes: common good, care for animals, awe of nature. Christians just need to act on what they already know. As stewards of the creation, we do have the requirement to be good stewards. But we also know it is a fallen world, filled with evil and suffering with a real devil deceiving people, and only God can save us (which He has provided through His Son, Jesus Christ). There is still good and beauty in the world, but our greatest need is deliverance from sin and Satan through Christ’s work on the cross. Spreading that message will increase the proportion of righteous humans over evil humans, and it is the righteous who will humbly seek to be good stewards over God’s creation. So Eileen, please abandon your elitist, hypocritical, and illogical program, with its guaranteed horrors, and come to Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life.last_img read more

Singer and HIV/Aids activist Musa Njoko: 17 years and going strong

first_imgSinger and HIV/Aids activist Musa Njoko speaks about living with HIV/Aids for 17 years and how she uses her experience to inspire others in the fight against the disease.  (Image: Nomusa Njoko)She had been an asthma sufferer since the age of 12, an affliction she really never outgrew. At 22, it seemed as though the lung disease had reared its ugly head again.As usual, she went to see her doctor for her monthly asthma checkup. At the time it sounded a bit strange when he suggested she have an HIV test done as she was not responding well to her prescribed medication as in the past.“The doctor said that I kind of fit the profile of an HIV positive person.”And true to his suspicion, she was told that she was HIV-positive, something that never existed in her world.“I was devastated and frustrated. I didn’t know how it was transmitted and how I ended up with the virus. There was a lot of confusion at the time because the doctor told me that I had three months to live,” she says.Aids activist, gospel artistToday, 39-year-old Nomusa Njoko, fondly known as Musa, is one of South Africa’s best-known Aids activists – and also one of the country’s most sought-after gospel artists.“I contracted the virus from a partner that I had at the time,” Njoko says. “I then decided to inform my former partner. We were no longer together at the time. It was a short-lived relationship. I told him and, based on his reaction, it seemed as if he already knew.”The WHO/UNAids estimated the number of people living with HIV in South Africa at 5.575-million in 2010. Of these, an estimated 518 000 were children under 15 years, while 2.95-million were adult females over the age of 15.At 22, Njoko was like any other young adult, trying to figure out who she really was, enjoying life with her friends and family.‘I had to grow up in that moment’“I had to grow up in that moment,” she says. “I had to think differently compared to other 22-year-olds. I had to mature, I had to grow up and deal with issues that other 22-year-olds didn’t have to think about.”While initially in shock, her family supported her throughout her illness, as they still do till this day.“There was a lot of frustration and confusion, but fortunately, we are a strong Christian-based family, so we were able to get through everything together.”In 1995, when she publicly disclosed her status, some members of her community were hostile towards her.At that time, says Njoko, treatment for the virus was not available. “We had more challenges in those days. You basically had to become your own research … Information back then was complicated, and it was available for scientists and medical practitioners. It slowly started being interpreted into layman’s language.”In 2009, South African President Jacob Zuma announced life-changing policies that included HIV-positive people with a CD4 count of 350 or less receiving free anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment; pregnant HIV-positive women with a CD4 count of 350 or with symptoms, regardless of their CD4 count, getting access to treatment, and HIV-positive pregnant women being put on treatment at 14 weeks to protect the baby.The government’s HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign was launched in April 2010 as part of a nationwide initiative to get at least 15-million South Africans to know their HIV status. By the end of June this year, the campaign had reached over 14.7-million South Africans.‘More needs to be done to educate people’Njoko commends the government’s response to the virus, but adds that more still needs to be done to educate people.“Up until recently, government has been generally reactive. But we are now seeing government being proactive,” she says. “The President made major announcements and interventions two years ago. And with the introduction of the NHI [National Health Insurance] soon, those who are HIV-positive will have better access to treatment.”Zuma launched the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV/Aids 2012-16 on Thursday, World Aids Day.One of the key decisions included in the plan is the development of a single integrated strategy for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB).Tackling HIV and TB togetherThis is primarily due to the high co-infection rate between HIV and TB, as well as HIV and STIs. Currently, South Africa faces one of the worst dual epidemics of HIV and TB in the world, at 73 percent.“I have suffered from TB three times and the failure to diagnose early is the problem,” says Njoko. “It is a major killer among HIV-positive persons, even those on treatment.“ARVs do not address opportunistic infections,” Njoko adds. “It is critical that when one tests for HIV, they test for TB as well. That will ultimately prevent deaths.”Findings of the Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa report for 2009, recently released by Statistics South Africa, showed that tuberculosis was the most commonly mentioned cause of death on certificates.In 2009, tuberculosis continued to be the most commonly mentioned cause of death on death notification forms, as well as the leading underlying natural cause of death in the country.Fighting the stigmaAlthough many strides have been made in combating the HIV/Aids epidemic, and many affected and infected families are open about the virus, stigmatisation is still a major problem, says Njoko.“Stigma is rife … To eliminate stigma, it is going to take our leaders to pioneer disclosure. It needs to start from the top, [then] it will be easier for ordinary people to disclose.”Being a musician has also helped Njoko spread the message. Music has helped her get people’s attention, and it’s through her music, as well as her job as social marketing and mobilisation deputy manager at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, that she speaks about the effects of the virus.“Through my job I am able to influence behaviour change and develop meaningful messages and also to improve greater involvement of people living with HIV.”‘No death sentenceNjoko has been living with HIV for the last 17 years, and while many may take think that the virus is a death sentence, she urges those who are positive to live life to the fullest and look after their health.“Every situation is unique … It can never be the same. It lives in your body in different ways. You need to know your body and the virus better than anyone else.“Don’t live your life for the virus,” says Njoko. “Don’t let the virus direct or order the steps of your life. Whatever dreams you have – live them or create new dreams.“Life excites me … I love living,” she says. “I cannot let anything reduce my life. I’ve learnt to flow with the wind and take each day as it comes.”Source: BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

India gets its own superheroine Rakshasi on DC Comics cover

first_imgThe DC Comics coverIndia has got its own superheroine Rakshasi on a DC Comics cover, titled The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, in its tenth issue. The blue-bodied character is described as India’s nuclear woman and sports golden headgear straight from Indian mythology. India’s officially sanctioned ‘Firestorm’ also triumphs,The DC Comics coverIndia has got its own superheroine Rakshasi on a DC Comics cover, titled The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, in its tenth issue. The blue-bodied character is described as India’s nuclear woman and sports golden headgear straight from Indian mythology. India’s officially sanctioned ‘Firestorm’ also triumphs over her opponent in true Indian style-with one foot on his chest, as she stands blazing over him on the cover.last_img read more

Fisheries Sector To Benefit From Major Aquaculture Project

first_img The project targets the production of the imported Silver Tilapia species of fresh water fish Story Highlights The pilot project demonstrates the possibility of double growth rates for the Silver Tilapia The initiative is spearheaded by newly established entity, Sunshine Aquaculture Limited The fisheries sector is poised to benefit significantly from a multimillion dollar aquaculture project, which targets the production of the imported Silver Tilapia species of fresh water fish, for sale to the local and overseas markets.The initiative, for which a four-month $10 million pilot project was recently concluded, is spearheaded by newly established entity, Sunshine Aquaculture Limited, in partnership with Aqua Wilson Farm, a 100-acre fresh water fish sanctuary in Hill Run, St. Catherine.Sunshine Aquaculture is seeking to introduce the new Silver Tilapia  as well as improved nutrition and management processes within the local sector, which should serve to complement the indigenous Red Tilapia, regarded as a local culinary favourite, and boost the local industry’s output, enabling it to generate earnings of up to US$200 million per annum.Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, and other officials of the Ministry were taken on a tour of the Aqua Wilson Farm, on August 2, to view the operations.Sunshine Aquaculture Director, Mark Wildish, said the pilot project demonstrates the possibility of double growth rates for the Silver Tilapia, based on the results of the pilot project, conducted at their Kew Park Farm in Westmoreland, and Aqua Wilson Farm.He informed that fingerlings at Kew Park grew from 26 grams to 400 grams in 66 days, while those at Aqua Wilson recorded growth of up to 322 grams over the same duration. This contrasts sharply to the 107 days it takes the Red Tilapia fingerling to grow to 26 grams, and 180 days to get to 322 grams.“The main advantage of the Silver Tilapia is that through improved efficiencies, we can significantly reduce the cost of production, and this will allow a lower price for the consumer. We expect that the Jamaica Tilapia will continue to sell. But, our aim is to make sure we can compete with much of the frozen fish which currently comes in from abroad, like the Mangrove Snapper and Grunt,”  Mr. Wildish said.Noting that local production declined to 800 tonnes in 2012, Mr. Wildish is optimistic that introduction of the Silver Tilapia will boost output to well over 4,000 tonnes within three years, with the potential to generate earnings of between US$150 million and  US$200 million“Jamaica has great competitive advantage in fish…we have great land, great water, and we have already got a lot of the existing farms. In a study done as to the aquaculture potential of Jamaica, it is not impossible to imagine Jamaica producing 50,000 tonnes of Tilapia  a year,”  he added.Mr. Wildish disclosed plans by Sunshine Aquaculture to commence the development of a fish nursery by year end, with some US$10 million being earmarked for investment in the first phase.“It will be based in Westmorland. But most of the farming is likely to be done, initially, on the Clarendon and St. Catherine plains, where most of the existing farms are, because we intend to contract farms with existing farmers,” he informed.Mr. Wildish said that the Minister (of Agriculture and Fisheries) “has been very supportive” of the venture.Meanwhile,  Minister Clarke welcomed the initiative,  and emphasized that the project demonstrates that local Tilapia production can be significantly advanced with proper genetics and proper feeding systems, thus ensuring that “we can compete in a significant way” in the global market.“As far as marine fish (is concerned), we are being challenged. The fact (is) that…with all that we have been doing with our sanctuaries, the stock is still depleting, and if you look worldwide, aquaculture is growing in a significant way. We must catch up with the world, because that is where our future lies,” the Minister said.Mr. Clarke gave an undertaking to work with Sunshine Aquaculture and other industry stakeholders in safeguarding and enhancing the sector’s output. This, he added, is part of the administration’s efforts in consolidating the nation’s food security.“In our programme and our policy, we want Jamaicans to be able to access nutritious foods at a more affordable rate, and this (aquaculture) is one area through which I believe we are going to make a difference,” the Minister said.Owner and operator of Aqua Wilson Farm, Noel Wilson, said he was approached by Mr. Wildish, who was seeking a partner to undertake the pilot project, and willingly consented to participate in the venture.Pointing out that prior to participating in the pilot project, he only reared Red Tilapia, Mr. Wilson said he intends to remain in Silver Tilapia production.Mr. Wilson, who noted that 60 per cent of his farm is currently under production, said he currently employs approximately 10 persons, and can produce as much as 10 tonnes of fish per month.“We see the pilot project helping to advance our operations greatly. I plan to remain with Sunshine and rear the Silver Tilapia, which is much cheaper to grow and would enable us to be very competitive against other exporters,” he said.Mr. Wilson also disclosed that he plans to convert another 20 acres of his property into fish ponds within the next two months.last_img read more

Dedication of NewlyRefurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd gave the keynote address on Monday at the Dedication of newly-refurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School.    Addressing students, parents, administrators, teachers, other staff of Stephen Dillet Primary School, and senior Ministry of Education officials, Minister Lloyd said $4 million was spent on the refurbishment which took place from June 1 to October 1, 2017.Thirty general classrooms, two pre-school classrooms, a Tuck Shop, a lunchtime area and offices are all among amendments and improvements made to the physical plant of the Wulff Road & Windsor Lane urban educational establishment.   Fr. William Quiamjot dedicated the school through prayer.   Minister Lloyd is pictured chatting with descendants of the late Stephen Dillet for whom the school is named.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Related Items:last_img read more

Milner optimistic of a positive Reds response

first_imgJames Milner is urging his Liverpool teammates to step up their game after losing two successive games in the League and Cup ties.The Reds slumped to another 2-1 loss at Wolves in the cup on Monday after losing to Man City at the Etihad.With a trip to Brighton next, Milner expects his side to crank up the pressure on City by beating the Seagulls to go seven points clear before their clash with Wolves.“Back-to-back defeats isn’t really good enough for us but you have blips in a season,” said the 33-year-old via Sky.“It’s not something you want, especially at Liverpool, we know what’s expected. We have to make sure we bounce back and look at where we can get better.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“It’s not about blips, they are expected but it’s how you respond and bounce back. You’ve seen the character in the squad over the last few years, and the players we have, to know we will bounce back.“It’s easier saying that but we have to do that at the weekend.”He said: “I should do better. The pitch all night was a bit tricky and lively. It’s the same for both teams. It was my mistake for the first goal and it’s cost us, if not it’s 1-1 and we get a replay.“It was a pretty good finish from their lad but they didn’t have many chances. We didn’t either but that’s what separated the teams, my mistake and a very good finish for the second goal.”last_img read more

Two killed in collision at Otay Mesa intersection

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people are dead and another is seriously injured tonight after a collision in Otay Mesa.According to Border Patrol Agents, just before 6:30 tonight, agents spotted a man and a woman crossing the border illegally, and getting into a car with another driver.The driver led Border Patrol Agents on a high speed chase and the car eventually ran into a big rig at the intersection of Otay Mesa Road and Sanyo Avenue.Two men inside the car died in the crash and the woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Two killed in collision at Otay Mesa intersection Posted: February 19, 2019 February 19, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more