Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_imgHere are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:Conte keeps axe-man Abramovich at bayGiven his record of ruthlessly disposing of managers perceived to be underachieving, the sight of demanding Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich at the club’s training ground this week might have given Blues boss Antonio Conte cause for concern. Amid rumours that Chelsea’s players were beginning to resent Conte’s intense training regime, a midweek thrashing at Roma in the Champions League added to the feeling the Italian was in danger of becoming Abramovich’s latest victim. With the Premier League champions falling well behind leaders Manchester City and Conte not hiding his frustration at the club’s transfer market failings, he couldn’t afford a defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. That Chelsea won 1-0, thanks to Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute header winner should calm talk about Conte’s future — for now.Happy!#BlueIsTheColour?? pic.twitter.com/ZQNjQyWnpV— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) November 5, 2017Salah repays Klopp’s faithWhen Jurgen Klopp persuaded Mohamed Salah to choose Liverpool ahead of several other suitors from Europe’s elite, even the Reds boss couldn’t have expected his signing to make such a superb start to life at Anfield. Salah’s previous taste of the Premier League had been a disappointing spell with Chelsea, but the Egypt winger was revitalised by a stint in Italy and his form for Roma was good enough to persuade Klopp to bring him back to England in a £34 million deal in the close-season. Salah has repaid Klopp’s faith by scoring 12 goals, including two in Saturday’s 4-1 win at West Ham.Klopp on Salah: “It’s really nice to have him in the team. He is a real goal threat.” pic.twitter.com/ACxdpqxpFt London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City were left eight points clear at the top of the table after they beat Arsenal 3-1 as second-placed Manchester United lost ground with a 1-0 loss away to reigning champions Chelsea.Tottenham Hotspur maintained their title charge thanks to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Wembley while Liverpool piled the pressure on West Ham manager Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 win away to the Hammers. — Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 4, 2017Spurs showing stomach for title fightIt is more than 50 years since Tottenham Hotspur were last crowned champions of England. The intervening decades have witnessed plenty of entertaining football from the London club only for a lack of defensive solidity to prove their undoing. That they backed up their thrilling midweek Champions League win over Real Madrid with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Premier League basement club Crystal Palace suggests, however, that Spurs can produce the kind of grinding wins needed to sustain a title challenge.We are strong all together ?? #COYS pic.twitter.com/HlkMj0gapS— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) November 5, 2017Sanchez struggles sum up Arsenal plight“He wants to be blue,” chanted Manchester City fans in regard to Alexis Sanchez as they recalled how the Arsenal star nearly joined their club during the last transfer window. Yet after a decisive win over the Gunners, with City 12 points clear of Arsene Wenger’s side, it was hard to see how Sanchez, who was not at his best, would get into the Etihad 1st XI even if a deal is revived in January.A frustrating afternoon#MCFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/C3Lx7P44pz— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 5, 2017Pulis record under threatWest Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has never been in charge of a team relegated from the Premier League but his side are perilously close to the drop zone, with Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Huddersfield meaning they’ve now gone nine games without a win. Pulis’s reputation and the fact there are still four sides below the Baggies is likely to buy him some time but he is under no illusions. “You can’t fault my players, who have worked incredibly hard,” Pulis said. “But we are in the results business and these results mean there’s some pressure on me.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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English par three title for Mary

first_img28 Aug 2012 English par three title for Mary Gloucestershire golfer Mary Groves pulled off a clean sweep when she won the English women’s par three championship on the Severn View course at Thornbury Golf Club in her home county.She not only won the championship – decided on the best net score – but was also in the winning team and she had the best gross score of the day.“I’m stunned,” said Mary, who is a member at Shirehampton Park. “You don’t expect these things to come your way, but everything went well and I had my day in the sun.”The 15-handicapper, who received eight shots, had a net score of four-under 50 and won by three strokes from Helen Kirby of Thornbury.  Sue Thomas of Shirehampton and Sarah Priestman of Harborne were a further shot behind.Together with Anja De Burgh Williams and Babs Giles, Mary won the team prize for Shirehampton Park. She also returned the best gross score but the prize went to Sarah Priestman.Mary started as she meant to go on with a birdie on the first hole, where the ball finished 6in from the hole. On the back nine she had eight consecutive threes until the last, where, she says “I got a little greedy, as we all do!”This was Mary’s first outing on the par three layout at Thornbury and she commented: “It was a brilliant par three course and, considering the weather we’ve had, it was in very good condition.”She was one of nine members of her club who entered the championship, attracted by the prospect of good competition and a sociable, garden-party atmosphere, thanks to the Pimm’s and cake which is part and parcel of the event.Mary, who has played golf for almost 30 years, has always been a member at Shirehampton Park, where she has been ladies’ captain and a member of the board. She’s currently the ladies’ handicap secretary and county delegate.“It was a good day, a very nice relaxed atmosphere and I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did all nine of us from Shirehampton Park,” she said.last_img read more

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Olympia’s Helen Sommers Building Certified LEED Platinum

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Enterprise ServicesThe Capitol Campus has gone double platinum.The new Helen Sommers Building on the state Capitol Campus has gained LEED Platinum certification — the highest ranking possible — from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first state-owned building on the campus to gain LEED certification and the campus’ second building overall to achieve the platinum designation.Buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification are healthier, more productive places that reduce stress on the environment because they are energy and resource-efficient. Platinum is the highest of four levels of certification, and LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.The Helen Sommers Building embodies the vision for sustainability on the campus. It was designed to be within the top 1 percent of office buildings nationwide in energy efficiency.“This building exemplifies the types of innovation we want in Washington state — those that lead to more green jobs and less carbon pollution,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “It is in the best interest of our state to take sustainability seriously, and at the state’s capitol, we have a special responsibility to lead by example.”Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.last_img read more

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