Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0: Aguero, Jesus & Sane punish Mane red Russell Greaves Last updated 2 years ago 21:31 9/9/2017 Getty Images Sadio Mane’s red card left Liverpool vulnerable and Manchester City capitalised in a 5-0 win on Saturday. Manchester City underlined their Premier League title credentials with a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool as Sergio Aguero set a goalscoring landmark and Sadio Mane saw red.Saturday’s contest at the Etihad Stadium burst into life when Aguero broke the deadlock to become the Premier League’s all-time leading non-European goalscorer on 124.Liverpool were left facing a huge uphill battle when Mane was dismissed for raising his boot in a challenge for a bouncing ball with goalkeeper Ederson, who was taken off on a stretcher after prolonged treatment, but later confirmed to have escaped serious injury. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Gabriel Jesus’ header doubled City’s lead in the stoppage time that resulted from that delay and he scored again early in the second half to end any hopes Jurgen Klopp’s side had of mounting a comeback.Substitute Leroy Sane capped a brilliant team move and superb display from the hosts by netting an excellent brace, bringing to an end Klopp’s impressive record against City, having enjoyed a return of 10 points from his previous four matches with them. Klopp also endured the joint-heaviest defeat of his managerial career. The victory takes Pep Guardiola’s men to the summit for at least a few hours, with their opponents now three points back following a first loss of the campaign.Record breaker… #mancity pic.twitter.com/jFYbdo2PZL— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 9, 2017Without the injured Vincent Kompany or suspended Raheem Sterling, City were initially put on the back foot by a visiting line-up still devoid of wantaway forward Philippe Coutinho’s services.Nicolas Otamendi’s clumsy challenge on Mohamed Salah gave the visitors an early sight of goal from a free-kick just to the right of the penalty area, but Alberto Moreno’s shot struck the two-man wall.City responded well and Kevin De Bruyne called compatriot Simon Mignolet into action at the other end, the Belgian goalkeeper making a solid save from the midfielder’s powerful low shot.Mignolet was also equal to Fernandinho’s skidding effort in the 13th minute as City began to emerge as the greater attacking force.And the breakthrough came when Liverpool’s defence was cut open by Kevin De Bruyne’s throughball and Aguero coolly rounded Mignolet before slotting home his sixth goal in as many home Premier League games against the Reds.Mane threatened an instant riposte with a surging run, which Fernandinho brought to a halt by foul means just on the edge of the box, earning a booking for his troubles.Emre Can was wasteful with the set-piece and City breathed another sigh of relief when Ederson saved smartly at Salah’s feet soon after.It was Liverpool’s turn to fret next when Ragnar Klavan was caught in possession deep in his own half by Jesus, who forced a corner from which John Stones drew a reflex stop from Mignolet.The visitors’ task was made all the more difficult when Mane saw red following his challenge on Ederson, ending both players’ outings, with Claudio Bravo introduced for City.Record breaker… #mancity pic.twitter.com/jFYbdo2PZL— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 9, 2017And Guardiola’s side made their numerical advantage count when Jesus, who had already seen a goal ruled out for offside, headed in the second from the impressive De Bruyne’s assist.Liverpool were evidently deflated and the game was put beyond them when Aguero selflessly squared for Jesus, taking Mignolet out of the equation and leaving his team-mate with a simple finish.The best was still to come from City’s perspective, with Sane – on for Jesus, substituted with an eye on Wednesday’s Champions League match at Feyenoord – putting the finishing touch on a flowing move before adding a fifth by arrowing a stunning left-footed strike into the top corner.Liverpool, meanwhile, will host Sevilla in midweek nursing the heaviest loss of Klopp’s tenure. Key Opta stats: – This was Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League defeat away from home to one last season’s top seven sides (P10 W5 D4 L1).- Manchester City netted 5+ goals in a game versus Liverpool for the first time since March 1937 (5-1).- Since he made his Manchester City debut, Kevin De Bruyne has assisted 2+ goals in seven different Premier League games (29 assists in total in that period).- Sergio Aguero is now the top scoring non-European player in Premier League history (124), overtaking Dwight Yorke (123).- Aguero is the fourth player in Premier League history to score in six consecutive home apps vs a single side (also Alan Shearer against Everton, Thierry Henry against Aston Villa and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink against West Ham). read more
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Spurs Raheem Sterling finishes off Everton to put Manchester City on top 28 Long Tottenham Hotspur Corners Twitter Pinterest Share via Email (s 65′) 1 Heaton 18 Westwood 13 Hendrick 14 Gibson Match stats 12 Brady 30 70 7 Son But then arrived Eriksen, right at the end, scoring from a Harry Kane pass after the referee had waved play on following a foul on Alli. Eriksen saved Tottenham’s Champions League campaign with a late goal against Inter and while it might be a bit much to say this one has saved their title challenge, it at least keeps them in touch with Liverpool and Manchester City.“We are in a very good position,” said Pochettino, celebrating his 100th Premier League win. “That is the reality: after 17 games, we have 39 points and are third in the table. It’s a massive achievement for us – we are there, we are close.“Look at what happened in the Champions League. After three games we had only one point – nobody believed, but we believed it was possible. The most important thing in football is belief and faith and if you give 100% all can happen.” BUR30TOT70% Goal attempts 12 Spurs Off target 4 Burnley 3 Spurs On target 0 Burnley (s 90′) 10 Barnes Fouls (s 80′) Share on Messenger Raúl Jiménez puts Wolves on their way as Bournemouth struggle again 1 Lloris 16 Walker-Peters 4 Alderweireld 20 Alli 25 Lennon 17 Sissoko 22 Gazzaniga Share on Pinterest But while not many of the 41,645 in attendance will have enjoyed most of their afternoon, Mauricio Pochettino was delighted. “We know very well you need to play 90 minutes plus. I’m so happy because we played much better than the opponent. It would have been a frustrating afternoon if we hadn’t got the three points. For us, it was about having patience. The character and mentality of the team was amazing, to keep pushing. It was a massive effort to finish the week in that way.”With those games either side of this one in mind, Pochettino made five changes, including giving the 18-year-old midfielder Oliver Skipp his full debut. “Fantastic. Fantastic,” Pochettino said about the youngster, who at first glance looks like the mid-point between Eric Dier and Harry Winks. “He played like a 30-year-old man. I said to him ‘You look so relaxed.’ That’s the difference between someone who’s going to be a top player against someone who was a normal player like me.” Substitutes 10 Kane Premier League Last Tuesday, Tottenham played Barcelona in the Camp Nou for a place in the Champions League knockout stages. On Wednesday, they face Arsenal in a League Cup semi-final. A game against Burnley in front of a half-full Wembley, rain sheeting down and adding an extra chill to an already freezing Saturday, was always going to be what advertising types call a tough sell.Thank the lord then, for Christian Eriksen. For 90 minutes, it was the sort of grim afternoon that might lead everyone to question their life choices, the 0-0 scoreline to that point even less interesting than it might sound.Tottenham are a different team when Eriksen is on the pitch: mostly that is for his invention and the way he seems to gently control games as if he is a delicate marionette operator, but this time it was his finishing. The Dane was brought on as a substitute to conjure something for a sluggish Spurs side, which he did just as second-half injury-time began, sweeping home his late winner and causing several Burnley players to sink to the turf. Cruel old game, football. (s 75′) Lineups 52 Skipp Possession Topics 53 Eyoma 23 Eriksen 6 8 2 Trippier 8 3 Facebook 26 Bardsley Read more Share on Twitter 11 Lamela 8 Winks Joe Hart saves from Érik Lamela as Burnley threatened to derail Spurs’ pursuit of the top two. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images The Observer (s 90′) 2 Lowton 11 Wood (s 82′) 18 Llorente 6 Mee Burnley Sean Dyche said that Burnley had been “done by a lump down the pitch”; a little uncharitable, perhaps, because one man’s lump is another’s controlled long pass, but it is true that his side had frustrated Tottenham with a 5-4-1 system and tactics you might call pragmatic.“We limited them, by their standards,” said Dyche. “They had to work incredibly hard to get something.”This is exactly the sort of game where it is smart to park the bus, against a tired team with bigger things on their mind and with a crowd already frustrated at having to show up at their rented home again, months after they thought they would be shot of the place.At the moment Tottenham feel like one of those couples on Grand Designs who have to live in a caravan while their ambitious, self-sufficient eco-home with a £10,000 bath is dogged by delays. Admittedly, Wembley is an expensive and very well-appointed caravan, but the point is nobody wants to be here, the novelty wore off some time ago and everyone is grumpy. Share on WhatsApp Perhaps because of the changes, perhaps because they have bigger fish to fry, Spurs lacked their usual intensity, looking like a team who just wanted to get this game out of the way; understandable perhaps, given the fixtures it came between, a little like asking someone to get excited about the tap water that arrives after the lobster and before the steak.They struggled to make chances and squandered the ones they did create before Eriksen’s winner, most notably from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli in the closing stages, as that frustration almost graduated to desperation. 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Transfers Sanchez focused on Chelsea clash, says Wenger amid Man City report Dom Farrell 04:11 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Images Transfers Arsenal A. Sánchez Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea League Cup Premier League While reports of an imminent move to the Etihad continue to grow, Alexis’ current boss insists he is still thinking about the Gunners Arsene Wenger explained his decision to leave Alexis Sanchez on the bench for Arsenal’s EFL Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea as “the decision of the day”.Chile forward Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City and The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the Premier League leaders have lodged an initial £20million bid for a player who is out of contract at the end of the season.Speaking to Sky Sports before the first-leg meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Wenger insisted the 29-year-old was focused on the task at hand. 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 “You cannot explain every single decision. That is the decision of the day,” he said.”Of course, he is completely focused. He has given a lot recently.”We’re almost ready for kick-off here at Stamford Bridge – where in the are you following #CFCvAFC from?Wherever it is, thanks for your support – now let’s do this TOGETHER #CFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/wT88fqcvtV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 10, 2018Sanchez played no part in Sunday’s 4-2 FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, which leaves the EFL Cup as Arsenal’s remaining realistic prospect of domestic silverware this season.In 21 appearances across all competitions this season, Sanchez has scored eight goals. His sole outing in the EFL Cup came in the third-round win at Doncaster Rovers.
Jack Wilshere Wilshere not expecting January contract extension at Arsenal Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 19:15 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The England international believes a deal will get done, as he sets his sights on the captain’s armband, but is prepared to wait before committing Jack Wilshere is not expecting to sign a new contract at Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the midfielder prepared to be patient.The England international is among those at Emirates Stadium set to hit free agency at the end of the season if fresh terms are not put in place.He has, however, expressed a desire to stay on, unlike club colleagues Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. 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 Wilshere remains confident that an extension will be agreed to prolong his stay in north London, but he has suggested that no agreement is imminent.“There’s not a decision to make in January,” the 26-year-old midfielder told Sky Sports.“I’ve still got six months left of my contract, I’m an Arsenal player and I’m enjoying playing week in, week out.“I’ve had loads of questions about my future and there’s nothing more I can say until something’s official and we can concentrate on the future but right now, I’m concentrating on each game as it comes.“I’ve just got back into the team and the club, I suppose, were just waiting for that moment where I’ve proved my fitness and I’ve proved that I can play in the Premier League each week for a top club so now that’s happened.“We’re not waiting for anything really, maybe the right time when there’s a little break in the fixtures – which there’s not – but I’m sure in a couple of weeks, something will get done or the boss will say something and we’ll go from there.”For now, Wilshere is focused on shaking off another untimely injury and maintaining the fine form he has displayed over recent weeks.He is also hoping to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s thoughts ahead of the 2018 World Cup, while taking the captain’s armband at Arsenal on a full-time basis following recent outings as stand-in skipper is another long-term target.Wilshere added: “I want to be Arsenal captain. I really enjoyed the other night [against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup], it was my first start as captain and walking the boys out was a special feeling for me and my family so that is something that I want to do. I never really stopped dreaming about that.“There was a time last year when Arsenal were playing against Bournemouth at the Vitality where I sat in the crowd watching and thinking ‘am I going to go back to Arsenal and play?’ but apart from that, I never really thought about not becoming the player everyone thought I would be or not fulfilling my potential.“I just wanted to prove my fitness at Bournemouth then come back here and try and get into the team. I played the long game and I worked hard. I’m not saying that’s over but I’m in the team now and I need to work even harder maybe to keep my place and improve as a player as well.”
The English Football League (EFL) has asked Leeds United for their observations amid the spying scandal engulfing the Championship leaders.Marcelo Bielsa has admitted sending a member of Leeds’ staff to spy on Derby County training ahead of last weekend’s meeting between the clubs.The Football Association is investigating the incident while Leeds released a statement reminding Bielsa of his responsibilities. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Leeds have been asked to explain the incident by the EFL, which suggested the club may have broken its regulations.”The decision to progress this matter to a formal investigation comes as a result of the club’s manager, Marcelo Bielsa, admitting to instructing an individual to undertake the acts being complained of in a television interview broadcast on Sky Sports on Friday 11 January 2019,” the EFL said.”The Football Association has also confirmed they are considering the same matter in line with its own rules and the EFL will work with its FA counterparts to ensure that any potential action taken does not prejudice those investigations being undertaken.”The #EFL has today written to @LUFC requesting their observations in regard to an incident that took place in the vicinity of @dcfcofficial’s training ground.https://t.co/Av0pXjSCdU pic.twitter.com/cBNAtmFQfn— EFL (@EFL) January 15, 2019Derby boss Frank Lampard, whose side lost 2-0 at Leeds, has hit out at Bielsa over the incident.”It wasn’t an apology, it was an admission,” he told reporters. “It wasn’t peeking over a fence, it was on hands and knees with pliers in hand.”Now it is about how much the League or FA decide they want to stop what happened going forward – or if they don’t. Maybe other clubs will copy it if it is not dealt with.”
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Acting head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ryan Day is on the recruiting board as Ohio State’s head coach, and it only took him a couple of days. Four-star linebacker Tommy Eichenberg will be a Buckeye.Eichenberg announced his commitment to OSU minutes ago on Twitter. A one-time Boston College commit, he chose the Buckeyes over the Eagles and Michigan.Eichenberg’s older brother Liam is currently a starting offensive lineman at Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish did not offer the 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker.While Day doesn’t officially take over as head coach until January 2, Eichenberg is the first recruit to commit to playing for the new head coach. Day will replace Urban Meyer, who retired this week, after the Rose Bowl on January 1.Officially committed to The Ohio State University ⭕️❕#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/PsXWx6HeqC— Tommy Eichenberg (@tommyike41) December 7, 2018According to Letterman Row’s Jeremy Birmingham, Eichenberg informed the OSU staff of his commitment on Monday, one day before Meyer’s retirement announcement. However, by going public now, he’s showing he is solidly pledged to the program, not the coach.Eichenberg is the No. 8 player in the state of Ohio and the No. 19 inside linebacker in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.For a look at Ohio State’s current 2019 recruiting haul, click here.
(Monaco — July 9, 2019) Starting on July 16, 2019, travellers will be able to reserve their suites aboard Silversea’s new ship, Silver Origin, which has been designed entirely with the Galapagos Islands in mind and will be the most elegant ship to ever sail the region when it launches in summer 2020. The all-suite, 100-guest Silver Origin will embark on her maiden voyage in July 2020, unlocking the authentic beauty of the Galapagos by connecting guests with the destination through immersive experiences. “Our unique, industry-leading offering in the Galapagos Islands is being enhanced further still for the benefit of our guests,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “From July 16, 2019, we will open sales for Silver Origin, which will enrich guests’ experiences with an unprecedented level of elegance and comfort. After admiring endemic species in the wild and exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Galapagos – with the guidance of local experts – guests will continue their discovery of this unique destination on board, through regionally inspired cuisine, informative lectures and various other enhancements.” Silversea’s new ultra-luxury ship will continue the award-winning legacy of the retiring Silver Galapagos by alternating two seven-night itineraries between Baltra and San Cristobal, unlocking varying experiences for guests, as follows: Baltra to San Cristobal Aboard Silver Origin for Silversea’s north central itinerary, guests will enjoy a circumnavigation of Isla Daphne Major and explorations of Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps in Genovesa; Galapaguera Cerro Colorado and Punta Pitt in San Cristobal; Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez in Espanola; El Eden, Charles Darwin Research Station and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; as well as Sullivan Bay, North Seymour, Rabida, and South Plaza. Highlights of this seven-day itinerary include the chance to witness captivating wildlife species in their natural habitats, including and an abundance of marine life through various snorkelling opportunities – potentially near schools of tropical fish, turtles and impressive whitetip reef sharks; and the chance to explore unusual geological features, including lava flows at Sullivan Bay, among other experiences. San Cristobal to Baltra Silversea’s western itinerary encompasses such points of interest as Cerro Dragon and Las Bachas Beach in Santa Cruz and a circumnavigation of Kicker Rock. The itinerary also includes Punta Vicente Roca, Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay in Isabela; Post Office Bay, Champion Islet and Punta Cormorant in Floreana; Los Gemelos, Charles Darwin Research Station and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; Playa Espumilla in Santiago, conditions permitting; Punta Espinoza in Fernandina; and Bartolome Island. Guests travelling westbound with Silversea will witness magnificent geological features, including Kicker Rock and Pinnacle Rock; enjoy a Zodiac ride to Buccaneer’s Cove, which once pr On both itineraries, Silver Origin’s guests will spend their days exploring Darwin’s “Living Laboratory of Evolution,” where they might spot giant tortoises, colourful marine iguanas, comical Blue-footed Boobies, energetic sea lion pups, Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Hawks and Galapagos Penguins. Expert local naturalists of the highest calibre—one for every ten guests, providing the highest ratio of guides-per-guest in the Galapagos—will share their knowledge and insights, as they lead complimentary excursions. A fleet of eight Zodiac crafts—the largest in the region on a per-guest basis—and kayaks will enhance the adventure with on-water exploration. In 2020, two special extended voyages are planned for the holiday season: departing December 19, 2020, guests will be able to travel deeper into the destination on an 11-day voyage from San Cristobal to Baltra, while a 12-day New Year’s cruise will depart Baltra on December 29, 2020, concluding in San Cristobal. “The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s greatest pristine wonderlands,” said Fernando Delgado, Silversea’s Vice President and General Manager of Canodros C.L. “It will be our honour to unlock the authentic beauty of this region for guests, as they journey aboard the environmentally-conscious Silver Origin, enjoying the ship’s understated elegance and all-inclusive comforts and luxuries.” Thoughtfully crafted to provide superlative comfort, Silver Origin‘s stylish, butler-serviced suites are among the most spacious in Galapagos cruising. Each features a private veranda or a Horizon Balcony to provide stunning views of the island landscape. Luxury amenities include a minibar stocked with local snacks and a range of soft and alcoholic drinks, in-suite fresh water purification system, large flat-screen television, choice of pillows, eco-friendly bath amenities, plush robes and slippers, 24-hour room service and in-suite dining, unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary expedition gear that includes a waterproof backpack, raincoat and premium metallic water bottle. Silver Origin’s eight suite categories include one Owner’s Suite that wraps around the ship’s rear section on Deck 6, offering an unrivalled panoramic view. Situated directly below, on Deck 5, are the ship’s one Grand Suite and one Royal Suite, which are connecting suites that may be combined into one ideal suite for family and friends travelling together. Rounding out the most spacious accommodation options are two Silver Suites—located forward on Deck 5—each of which can be connected to an adjacent Classic Veranda Suite to accommodate groups. All of these top-tier suites feature a large veranda with comfortable outdoor furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A first for Silversea, the Owner’s, Grand, and Royal suites offer an ocean-view whirlpool bath and separate shower, accessible from the veranda (except in the Grand Suite). The Silver Suites’ whirlpool bath and separate shower provide exterior views and can be accessed from the veranda. The remaining four suite categories include one Medallion Suite, seven Deluxe Veranda Suites, and sixteen Superior Veranda Suites located on Deck 6. These accommodations are most notable for their innovative Horizon Balcony, which converts into an indoor living space with a floor-to-ceiling window. On Deck 5, there are also twenty-two Classic Veranda Suites, each with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open onto the veranda. Additionally, they offer third-guest capacity as well as several connecting suites.With the environment in mind, Silver Origin will feature a dynamic positioning system, which will be used when the ship is positioned over a delicate seabed ecosystems to prevent the anchor from causing damage. Moreover, Silver Origin’s guests will be gifted a metallic reusable bottle that will leverage in-suite freshwater purifications system that convert seawater into drinking water, drastically reducing the use of plastic on board. The ship will also meet the highest standards of energy efficiency in the segment. About Silversea Silversea Cruises, in which Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio serves as Executive Chairman, is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and Silver Cloud, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of five new ultra-luxury ships: Silver Moon, Silver Dawn, Silver Origin, and two Evolution-class ships. Browse Silversea’s new blog Discover and subscribe to receive the latest content directly into your inbox.
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government is on course to solving most of the problems affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital by early 2018. Story Highlights He indicated that repairs had been done to some sections of the building, noting that based on the fact that that the operating theatres cannot be moved, some inpatients remain at the hospital. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government is on course to solving most of the problems affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital by early 2018.“For the most part, we are on track with the renovations. We did say to the public that we would have most of the issues solved by the first quarter of next year. We are moving ahead with that,” he said. “I would think that most of the issues would be dealt with and the facility back up and running by the first quarter of next year,” he added.Dr. Tufton was addressing a Think Tank at the agency’s head office in Kingston on Tuesday (September 5).He indicated that repairs had been done to some sections of the building, noting that based on the fact that that the operating theatres cannot be moved, some inpatients remain at the hospital.“We have moved out some of the patients to the back, following some renovations to what used to be student nurses quarters, so we’re operating inpatient care in that facility,” he explained.He noted that nearly 500 patients are being seen per day at the neighbouring Seventh-day Adventist Western Jamaica Conference Centre, where outpatient services are being accommodated.As many as 10 clinics operate from the facility.The renovations are to address the problem of noxious fumes emanating from an old ventilation system at the St. James-based hospital. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is managing the operation.Minister Tufton said technical experts brought in have recommended that a new system be put in place.In addition to addressing the vent system, the project also involves plumbing, electrical work and rearranging of the facility to ensure a more efficient layout in order to administer better and more efficient patient care.Dr. Tufton noted further that old and outdated diagnostic machines are to be replaced with more modern equipment.“I think we have been able to cauterise the problem and develop a roadmap for where we are, and it is now a work in progress,” he said.He said the Ministry will be providing monthly updates on the progress of the work.
Take Our Poll B.C.’s Premier says he is not happy with the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for the second time, but asserted he is not giving up the fight to protect the province’s coast.John Horgan says he spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning about the project and says he is “disappointed” with the move to re-approve the twinning project which would triple the amount of diluted bitumen flowing between Alberta and Burnaby.“Although a regret the federal government’s decision, it is within their authority to make that decision,” Horgan said. “It is now up to (Minister of Environment George Heyman), I, and the government of British Columbia to make sure that as this project proceeds, we have no impacts on our marine life or natural environment and we do not put at risk one of the hottest economies in the country.The province has appealed to the Supreme Court after the B.C. Court of Appeal found the province’s proposed law to give itself control over heavy oil flowing within its borders, was unconstitutional.“This is not just about this project. It’s about protecting provincial jurisdiction and ensuring that the government of British Columbia can do everything in its power to protect those things that are so important to British Columbians.”Though not happy with decision, @jjhorgan says the province is still giving permits as requested. Focus: Protecting BC’s interest while NOT obstructing work.Opposition, he says, isn’t about this project but about the province’s coast like and the future of it.#bcpoli #cdnpoli— LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) June 18, 2019The province said the cost of fighting the ruling would be a fraction of the cost of a potential diluted bitumen spill.“The TMX project poses a very significant risk to our environment, our coast and our economy and we continue to assert that there are potentially catastrophic consequences of a diluted bitumen spill,” Heyman said. “We will not abandon our responsibility to protect our land and our water.”Several B.C. Indigenous communities oppose pipelineIndigenous leaders from several B.C. communities voiced their opposition to the decision at a joint news conference in Vancouver. The group vowed that the pipeline will never be built.“The federal government’s decision to buy the pipeline and become the owner makes it impossible to make an unbiased, open minded decision,” Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Chief Leah George-Wilson said. “We will be appealing this decision to the Federal Court of Appeal.”“Tsleil-Waututh again engaged in consultation in good faith, but it was clear that the federal government had already made up their mind as the owners of the project.” George-Wilson said. “Unfortunately, this feels too familiar — Canada repeated many of the same mistakes from last time.”Tsleil-Waututh says its concerns include the risks and impacts of oil spills, the impacts on orcas, collapsed project economics, and the risks to Aboriginal rights and title.Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Chief Leah George-Wilson says today’s decision will be appealed in federal court. She claims #Trudeau government is in conflict of interest. #TMXpipeline #cdnpoli @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/D4ERh6AIyG— Marcella Bernardo (@Bernardo1130) June 18, 2019Liberals, Greens have opposing reactions to pipeline approvalB.C. Liberal Leader and official opposition Andrew Wilkinson said today’s approval sends “a clear message to John Horgan and the NDP.”“The time for obstruction is over,” Wilkinson said in a release. “Their government needs to get out of the way and support this project.”He challenged the province’s move to spend tax payer money on another court battle.B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver, however, expressed deep concern with the pipeline approval.“The Liberal government’s decision to forge ahead with the Trans Mountain Expansion project is an abdication of their responsibility to Canadians to show climate leadership,” Weaver said.He said the Indigenous consultations remained flawed and criticized the use of tax payer dollars for the controversial project.Mayor of Burnaby to fight pipelineBurnaby Mayor Mike Hurley says he will continue to fight the expansion project which would run through his city.“I am extremely disappointed – but not surprised – that the government of Canada has put oil industry profits ahead of the lives of Burnaby’s residents,” Hurley said in a release. “This decision ignored the public safety and environmental threat to people whose lives and property will be at risk if the project goes forward.”Hurley, a former firefighter, says the plan also puts first responders in danger. He said his city will apple for intervenor status in B.C.’s Supreme Court application. Do you agree with the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project?YesNoVoteView Results
The father was arrested in 2016 by a police internet child exploitation unit in Evansburg, a hamlet in a rural area west of Edmonton.Police alleged he sexually abused his daughters, who were all under 18, multiple times over a six-year period, and one of the assaults was recorded on video.The investigation involved RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, Child and Family Services, Zebra Child Protection Centre and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. (CTV Edmonton) EDMONTON — A central Alberta man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his three daughters has been sentenced to 23.5 years.The man, whose name is under a publication ban so as to not identify the victims, pleaded guilty to 10 offences that also included sexual interference and a child pornography charge.The Crown had asked for a sentence of 29 years.WATCH: Father speaks out during sentencing for sexually abusing daughters The Canadian Press
Vans named Carlsbad High School of Carlsbad, Calif. as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture design competition and awarded a $50,000 donation toward the school’s arts education program.Victoria Justice helped select a $50,000 grand prize winner at the Vans Custom Culture competition at Industria Superstudio on June 9At the final event held on June 9 at Industria Superstudios in New York City, a panel of notable judges including actress Victoria Justice, celebrity baker Amirah Kassem, musician Bea Miller, artist and author Dallas Clayton and Vans professional surfer Joel Tudor selected the winning custom Vans shoe designs among a talented group of top five finalist schools. For the remaining finalists – Circleville High School (Circleville, Ohio), Foothill High School (Henderson, N.V.), McCracken County High (Paducah, K.Y.) and Parker High School (Parker, S.D.) – Vans awarded each with $4,000 toward their arts programs.Six years in, Vans Custom Culture continues to inspire creativity and individuality among high school students across the nation. Each year, Custom Culture has challenged them to create their own unique pairs of Vans for a chance to fund art education at their school. Nearly 3,000 high schools – the most in competition history – participated in this year’s event, designing four pairs of blank Vans based on four themes: Action Sports, Art, Music and Local Flavor. The winning design has the opportunity to be produced and sold in select Vans retail stores, as well as online at Vans.com.“Year after year, Vans Custom Culture surpasses our wildest expectations, from the level of high school participation nationwide to the student creativity we see in all of the designs that come through as part of the competition,” said Kevin Bailey, VF Action Sports Coalition and Vans President. “With arts education budgets continuing to suffer across the nation, Vans is thrilled to provide a platform to help talented youth find their creative voice and express themselves through art and design. Vans hopes that Custom Culture will inspire others to take up the cause of underfunding of public school arts education and further provide opportunities for creative expression.”Vans Custom Culture partners truth and Journeys also provided participating schools with an additional opportunity to raise funds for their art programs. Journeys selected the display that best represents the “local flavor” theme from the top five finalists. truth, the nation’s most successful and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, inspired the 50 semi-finalists with the fact that in 2014, only 8% of teens still smoked. That’s down from 23% in 2000. truth challenged the students to customize a skate deck by imagining what it looks like when smoking is finished for good. Carlsbad High School from Carlsbad, California won both the truth and Journeys prices respectively $10,000 and $15,000 to benefit its arts education program.Join in the Vans Custom Culture conversation by using the hashtag #VansCustomCulture and at www.vans.com/customculture to get all of the details on the winner of the 2015 competition.
TORONTO – Shares of Linamar Corp. fell more than 10 per cent in early trading after reporting a drop in third-quarter earnings compared with a year ago, hurt by one-time costs.Linamar shares were down $9.61 at $67.31 in late-morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.After the close of markets Tuesday, the auto parts maker said it earned $107.3 million or $1.62 per diluted share in its third quarter.That compared with a profit of $122.2 million or $1.86 per share a year ago.However, the company said that before non-recurring items and foreign exchange impacts its earnings increased 9.2 per cent.Sales for the three months ended Sept. 30 grew to $1.55 billion, up from $1.46 billion in the same quarter last year.
Changes to the Income Tax Act allow for the implementation of the tax credit for LNG development in the province.Horgan says the government set four stringent conditions for liquefied natural gas production in B.C., including a fair return for natural resources, jobs for residents and partnerships with First Nations.The premier says the LNG Canada project meets those conditions and is expected to generate $23 billion in government revenues. VICTORIA, B.C. – The British Columbia government has secured the last steps of the fiscal framework for liquefied natural gas projects in the province.The legislative assembly passed the Income Tax Amendment Act Thursday, and Premier John Horgan says that will secure the largest private-sector investment in Canadian history.The joint venture, which includes Petronas, Shell Canada Energy and PetroChina Canada Ltd., announced last year that LNG Canada’s $40-billion project on B.C.’s northern coast would proceed.
Lucknow: Congress leader and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will file her nomination for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Sonia Gandhi, who has been representing the seat since 2004, will contest against Dinesh Pratap Singh, who had recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party after leaving the Congress. The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have not fielded any candidate in the Congress bastion. Rae Bareli goes to polls on May 6 in the fifth phase of the general election. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Sonia Gandhi had won the seat in 2004, 2006 (bypolls), 2009 and 2014. In 2014, there were 15.94 lakh voters in the constituency and the poll percentage was 51.73 per cent, in which Sonia Gandhi had got 5,26,434 votes. Since 1957, the Congress has won the seat 19 times, including three by-elections, and lost the seat only three times — 1977, 1996 and 1998. In 1977, after Emergency, Bharatiya Lok Dal’s Raj Narain had defeated the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. In 1996 and 1998, BJP candidate Ashok Kumar Singh won the seat. The constituency has five assembly segments — Bachhrawan, Harchandpur, Rae Bareli, Sareni and Unchahar. The seat was represented by Feroze Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Arun Nehru, Sheila Kaul and Satish Sharma in the past.
CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates.The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey says 43 per cent of Canadians say they’re feeling the effects of higher interest rates, up five percentage points from three months ago.The poll done for insolvency firm MNP also said 51 per cent of respondents fear rising interest rates could impact their ability to repay their debts, while 33 per cent agreed that rising interest rates could possibly push them towards bankruptcy.Canadians warned to climb out of debt before it’s too late, as threat of cooling housing markets loomsCracks are starting to show in Canadians’ credit quality, RBC warnsScotiabank CEO shoots down global watchdogs’ red flags over Canadians’ debtForty-seven per cent said they do not believe they’ll be able to cover all living and family expenses in the next 12 months without going into further debt.The poll comes ahead of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement later this week.The central bank has raised its key interest rate target three times since last summer, moves that have prompted the big banks to raise their prime lending rates.The latest MNP poll was done between March 12 and March 16 and included a sample of 2,001 Canadians that were interviewed online.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.
The joint statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) and the inter-governmental World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is the latest in a series of warnings on highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1), which has already killed some two dozen people in Asia this year. In August, the Geneva-based WHO warned that infected poultry could transmit the virus to humans, potentially triggering a human pandemic. The three agencies today said ducks may have “acquired an important new role in the transmission of the virus to other poultry and, possibly, to humans as well.” They called for urgent measures to address this role and to prevent further human cases. A new laboratory study found that quantities of virus excreted by healthy-looking ducks could approach those released by visibly diseased chickens without giving any warning signal that might alert health officials and the public to take precautions, according to the statement. The study shows that domestic ducks infected with several H5N1 viruses isolated in 2004 are shedding more virus for longer periods when compared with infections caused by viruses from 2003 and, as before, are doing so without showing any sign of illness. The agencies called on affected countries to include possible exposure to apparently healthy ducks when assessing the risk of infection in humans and to advise people living in affected areas on handling. Protective measures include scalding poultry before plucking, and treating water that has been in contact with ducks if it is intended for human consumption. Bird flu outbreaks this year have been reported in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Laos, Thailand and Viet Nam. More than 100 million birds have been culled in an effort to curb the spread of the disease.
According to a readout of a meeting between the two leaders, the Secretaries-General reviewed the continued cooperation between the United Nations and League of Arab States and exchanged views on strengthening international efforts against counter-terrorism, and on Syria, Iraq, the Middle East Peace Process, Yemen and Libya. Mr. Ban and Mr. El-Araby agreed to remain in close touch on the issues of concern to both organizations. Continuing his programme on the margins of the Summit, Mr. Ban also met with the President of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The Secretary-General congratulated Egypt on a successful summit and also commended Egypt’s leadership role in many regional issues. In a discussion on the Middle East peace process, Mr. Ban underlined the importance both of Palestinian reconciliation and of reconstruction in Gaza. Despite generous pledges made at the Cairo conference in October 2014, the Secretary-General underscored that the disbursement of funds for Gaza had been very limited, which had dangerous implications on the ground. The Secretary-General and President el-Sisi discussed the importance of all sides continuing to work for a genuine two-state solution where both Israelis and Palestinians would respect their mutual security needs. The Secretary-General then briefed the President on the difficult situations in Yemen, Libya and Syria, where his Special Envoys were tirelessly working to promote dialogue and stability and to end conflict in all three countries. Mr. Ban also briefed President Sisi on current United Nations initiatives to combat extremism and terrorism. The Secretary-General also updated the President on a number of important on-going development-related issues within the framework of the UN, including the negotiations on the sustainable development goals, the upcoming Addis Ababa Financing for Development Conference, and the UN climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year. Mr. Ban’s discussions continued with Somali’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The Secretary-General expressed condolences to the President over the victims of the most recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu. The Secretary-General welcomed the President’s leadership in the ongoing State formation process, including the establishment of the National Leadership Forum. He also emphasized the importance of inclusivity, especially of women, youth, minorities and other weak communities, in Somalia’s State-building approach. They discussed Somali stakeholder’s commitment to meet key Vision 2016 timelines to complete Somalia’s federal state formation process and to review the provisional constitution. The Secretary-General and President Mohamud also discussed the alarming humanitarian situation and human rights concerns in the country, as well as developments in the region.
Adrian Buckle, head of research at UK Finance, told The Telegraph that the last year had seen a substantial uptake of contactless cards in the over-65 age bracket.“We see with the adoption of new payment methods, it tends to be younger people who will try things first, but equally once other people see something is being used, it is working well for people and it is bringing benefits in terms of saving time and being convenient and still being secure, they try it as well,” he said. “Even though it’s lagging behind the others, it is now over half of people in that age group using contactless,” he added.One key driver of contactless technology has been the introduction of contactless card payments for Tube journeys, Mr Buckle said. London Underground barriers have “provided a safe and familiar environment where people are already used to tapping a card and walking through,” he said. “When they’re at the till, it gives them a bit of extra confidence because they know what they’re doing and they know it’s going to work.” On Friday, Transport for London announced that more than half of ‘pay as you go’ journeys are made with contactless cards or mobile devices.The UK Payments Market report also found that while older shoppers regularly used contactless cards, they made up just 5 per cent of mobile banking payment users. Gareth Shaw, Which? Money Expert, said: “Clearly the way we shop and pay for services is changing but for millions of people in the UK cash still plays an essential role in their everyday lives. “With bank branch closures on the rise and the UK’s free-to-use ATM network under threat, it’s vital these people are still able to access the cash they need.” The contactless revolution has swept up pensioners to push the value of card payments above cash for the first time, new industry figures show.The number of over-65s embracing tap-and-go technology has soared, boosting card transactions to become Britain’s primary payment choiceAppearing to shrug off concerns over the security of PIN-free transactions, more than half of older shoppers now use contactless regularly, trade association statistics reveal.Debit card payments totalling 13.2 billion eclipsed the 13.1 billion payments made in cash in the United Kingdom last year, with supermarkets being the most popular place to use contactless technology.Cash is now the second most common form of payment and is predicted to make up just 36 per cent of transactions in ten years’ time. Between 2016 and 2017, contactless payments increased by 97 per cent. With a contactless card you don’t need to worry about remembering a PIN, you don’t need to get your specs out to be able to see a keypadMervyn Kohler, Age UK Tube journeys have made Londoners more accustomed to contactless payments, through practicing with an Oyster card.Credit:Anthony Devlin/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The new report published by UK Finance shows that for the first time more than half of over-65s use contactless cards, compared to two-thirds of UK consumers at large.Mervyn Kohler, a spokesman for Age UK, said: “I think we’re looking at an older population which is deeply polarised between those that embrace new technologies and those that wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. “There are an awful lot of old people who would be petrified at the thought of a contactless card clocking up bills that they can’t actually remember, and if they’re living on a very tight budget that’s the last thing they would want.“On the other hand, with a contactless card you don’t need to worry about remembering a PIN, you don’t need to get your specs out to be able to see a keypad and manipulate your way around the keypad to enter your PIN when your fingers are nasty and arthritic, so I can see the plus side for people who are confident about using them.”
Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 7:00 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Read: ‘I could talk for Ireland’: Polish and Chinese blazing a trail for non-Irish gardaíRead: Star Wars, Game of Thrones and exchange rates helped Irish tourism have a record year Jan 28th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,966 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: People’s Daily,China/Twitter #TrumpRooster welcomes #ChineseNewYear in Taiyuan, N China’s Shanxi province https://t.co/quosHmdMgQ pic.twitter.com/UHA7iAi7DX— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) December 27, 2016 Share Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3208592 Many iconic buildings around the world such as the Empire State Building and Sydney Opera House will also be turning red to mark the beginning of Chinese New Year.You’re also likely to see a lot of rooster themed installations on your social media feeds… 2 Comments Short URL Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandCHINESE NEW YEAR festivities have kicked off this weekend in Dublin, and will be continuing for the next two weeks.Last night the opening ceremony at Meeting House Square was filled with dragons, drummers and circus performers to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.Chinese New Year is the largest human migration in world as hundreds of millions of people in China travel to their hometowns to celebrate.One in twenty adults in Ireland will celebrate Chinese New Year this year, by either eating Chinese food (71%), spending time with their family and friends (17%) or attending events in the city (9%).So if you’re thinking about heading out this weekend to see what’s on, here’s five events to start with: Model Yomiko Chen with the Chinese Lion and Unicorn Dancers are the faces for this year’s celebrations. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland1. Live illustration at Arnotts Today, from 12-3pmNear to the Chinatown area, visitors to Arnotts, Henry St can enjoy a stunning live drawing installation from Chinese artist Angela Wang who will bring her unique signature drawing style, a fusion of Western and Asian art techniques. Gifts will be offered (with purchases) at various Arnotts beauty counters too.2. RIAM Dublin Concert in UCD Today at 7.30pmThe RIAM Symphony Orchestra will be joined by 10-year-old Chinese/Irish pianist Joe O’Grady today in the Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre for a performance of Beethoven’s elegant Piano Concerto No 1, Conducted by Ronan O’Reilly.The spirited flagship orchestra of the RIAM Junior School, will also present much-loved works by Schubert and Sibelius on the first day of the Chinese New Year. Tickets cost €7-10. Here’s what’s happening for Dublin’s Chinese New Year One in twenty adults in Ireland will celebrate Chinese New Year over the next two weeks. Opera Singer Neria Wang, 9-years-old from Knocklyon, is pictured with Fire Performer Maria Corcoran from the Dublin Circus Project. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland3. Chinese Cookery Masterclass Tomorrow, 10am-4pmIf you’re looking to hone your Chinese food cooking skills, the Cooks Academy will be offering a special full-day Cookery Masterclass with Lauréat of Le Grand Prix de Cuisine de L’Academie, Chef Kwanghi Chan, and award-winning American-Chinese food writer Mei Chin.A former editor at Vogue Magazine, Mei has written reviews and essays for Gourmet, Vogue, Mirabella and the New York Times. Both will share secrets of authentic Chinese cooking (for the price of €140 per person) as they guide participants through the hands-on preparation of four traditional dishes.4. Asian Flavours on a Lazy Bike Tour, Tomorrow 2-4pmOne of the most popular events of the programme is The Asian Flavour Lazy Bike Tour. The tour explores Chinese influences and flavours in cosmopolitan Dublin, visiting different Chinese restaurants and sampling authentic Chinese dishes. Tickets are €25, but make sure you check the weather forecast first before signing up. A waiter serves up dumplings on Chinese New Year eve during a 1,000 people dumpling feast held in Liuminying village on the outskirt of Beijing, China. Source: Ng Han Guan5. Screening of ‘Up The Yangtze’, Tomorrow, 3pmAn award-winning documentary film by Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang will present a free screening at the Hugh Lane Gallery.It’s set at the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, and tells the story of young men and women who take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.There are a range of other events that will run over the next two weeks, including an amateur photography competition which encourages people to take photos of Chinese New Year celebrations outside of China’s mainland.
The Columbia River Crossing offered a clearer picture Tuesday of what a bridge with up to 110 feet of clearance would be.Raising the Interstate 5 Bridge component of the $3.5 billion project by 15 feet would significantly steepen approaches on both ends, according to an ongoing CRC analysis. It would begin to encroach on federal airspace. It would add $36 million — about 1 percent — to the price tag.But such a move would not add to the project’s currently planned footprint in downtown Vancouver, said CRC task leader Jay Lyman. He and others called the added impacts “modest” compared to what some height — not yet known — above 110 feet would trigger.The new details were presented in Vancouver before a Washington legislative oversight committee. Months after long-standing plans for a 95-foot-high bridge were rejected by the U.S. Coast Guard and others, the CRC continues to search for a new way forward.CRC leaders have said impacts would be much more severe — and much more costly — at some point beyond 110 feet. Project officials plan to conduct similar analysis for a bridge height of 115, 120 and 125 feet in the next few weeks to determine what’s feasible, Lyman said.They’ll have to settle on a number before filing a bridge permit application with the U.S. Coast Guard — which the CRC plans to do late this year or early next year. The Coast Guard, which holds bridge permit authority, must sign on in order for the project to move forward. And the agency must be convinced that the CRC has done its best to avoid impacts to river users — something current plans don’t do, according to the Coast Guard.