Sergio Aguero is the first South American to score 100 goals in Premier League history Newcastle missed the chance to close the gap on their relegation rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at St James’ Park.Sergio Aguero netted his 100th Premier League goal when he opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour with a dubious header, which appeared to be offside.The prolific Aguero took his goal tally in England’s top flight to 99 with a hat-trick in Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 win at Chelsea and the Argentinian’s goals have come in just an incredible 147 appearances.Vurnon Anita deservedly drew Rafa Benitez’s side level shortly after the half hour with his first goal at St James’ Park, a well taken effort inside the box.Georginio Wijnaldum could have won it late on as Joe Hart – celebrating his 29th birthday – made a stunning save to earn City the point.The solitary point means Benitez’s side have four points from the last two games, having beaten Swansea at the weekend. City, meanwhile, failed to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish, but they remain four points clear of local rivals Manchester United, who are placed in fifth.Newcastle fans showed their appreciation for a convincing performance as their men have a glimmer of hope of survival with four games remaining – they face Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham. 2 2 After a scrappy start to the clash on Tyneside, Aguero made it a century of goals after 14 minutes when he guided Aleksandar Kolarov’s set piece past Karl Darlow. The Argentinian was fortunate not to have his goal chalked off by referee Kevin Friend, as he was in an offside position before the free-kick was taken. But he took it well, meeting the ball – from the left-hand side – at the front post, flicking it into the centre of the goal.Moussa Sissoko should have put the home side level 15 minutes later when the Frenchman burst through on goal. In a one-on-one situation, Sissoko opened up his body to convert past Hart, but the England goalkeeper read his opponent well to make the save.Sissoko will have been relieved two minutes later as Benitez’s side made it 1-1. Anita, playing at right-back, was found in acres of space on the right flank and he turned inside Paul Dummett before striking across goal to reward United for their efforts in the first half.Aguero should have doubled his tally four minutes into the second half as he turned his man in the box, but he was slow pulling the trigger and he soon went to ground in desperation after losing the ball.It took a brave header from Pablo Zabaleta to deny substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic as he tried to get on the end of Townsend’s cross after Cheick Tiote and Sissoko launched a lightning break on the hour, but Darlow needed two attempts to collect Aguero’s snapshot as City hit back three minutes later.As the game headed for the closing stages, Wijnaldum got himself into a great position to win it for Newcastle. On the right of the box, the Dutchman showed great feet to offset his man before firing towards goal, but Hart got a hand to the ball, Wijnaldum firing the rebound into the side netting.
Many of the more dramatic changes we have seen in India in the last 35 years came after the liberalising reforms of the early 1990s, which affected everything from the TV we watch to the shoes we buy. But the changes are far from being wholesale ones or even entirely predictable.,Many of the more dramatic changes we have seen in India in the last 35 years came after the liberalising reforms of the early 1990s, which affected everything from the TV we watch to the shoes we buy. But the changes are far from being wholesale ones or even entirely predictable. Instead, they offer up more arenas in which to debate who we are, what we want and the kind of society we want to live in.We build malls and sometimes visit themFor a time, the Citi Centre mall was just a 15-minute walk from my flat in Mylapore, Chennai. On my way, I would pass old temples, a huge garbage dump and an open-air fish market. I would drink coconut water on the way, saving myself from an expensive carbonated drink once inside. The mall itself-an ugly, faux renaissance construction-towered above this varied landscape and sported a gigantic metal generator to one side. Most people came to the mall in cars or on motorbikes and the roads around it were always jammed. I’m one of those who don’t like malls. But I did like the air-conditioning from April to July and going from one shop to the next without being sideswiped by a motorcycle or lashed by the sun.The rise of the consumer citizenGone are the days of relatives bringing mixies, jeans and lipsticks from abroad. Everything is available here now and there are thousands of billboards to remind you of just what you should aspire to have. On one hand, there is a greater openness to the outside world and more awareness of that world by the common woman and man. On the other, the divides between the “haves” and “have-nots” look more severe and callous. We are told the good life will trickle down, yet, looking around even so-called middle class areas, while professional salaries and purchasing power have risen, the lifestyles continue to be subsidised by the low-wage labour of the service class.advertisementThe way we move aroundCheaper domestic flights have intensified social and business networks as north, south, east, and west are within a few hours of each other. On the road, we are moving faster and in bigger vehicles. But we’re doing so on the same narrow, pot-holed roads as before. So we topple over each other, get stuck in smoke-filled jams, and in our haste, crush into one another, making Indian roads the deadliest in the world. Meanwhile, on the Delhi Metro, one mid-20s commuter told me that now she takes the Metro to work instead of the bus, cutting her commute time to half. Coining a new phrase and sensibility, she called her new way of getting around, “Delhi up-down”.We are being watchedOn the same Metro platform, CCTV cameras watch commuters’ every move, or so they say. At airports, movie theatres, central markets and elsewhere, we are searched. The management of these new technologies has created new industries of surveillance and is directed by a new techno-managerial class. Individuals in this class who are corruption-free are held up as beacons of hope, yet corrupt practices are still the rule rather than the exception.We are on the world stage of literatureLate JNU English professor Meenakshi Mukherjee was ambivalent about the success and hype of Indian English fiction. With a hint of lament, she would speak of her students who all wanted to be the next Arundhati Roy. Novels have become a way to judge a nation’s cultural worth, and hence they are political and cultural emblems, which is why we debate every shortlist, prize and prize refusal, though only when an Indian author is involved.There is more English that is less EnglishLast year while teaching at IIT-Madras, two things became clear to me. One, all of my students were very smart and second, each had a different command over the English language. One of them explained it this way: In school, English was taught to them as a “subject” but never as a “language”. As English has gone from being a colonial language to a global one, more Indians speak it; lower-class and lower-caste Indians rightly demand it, but the question of how and if it will be meaningfully incorporated into the education of Indians remains unclear.We walk and talk and message and blogEnglish has enabled some Indians to gain jobs in it and at call centres, but much more significantly, cellphones and the Internet have enabled Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam and many more languages to flourish in new ways and move across borders like never before. In an average day, we speak at least three languages to different people for different things, often picking words from different languages to produce a melange that says it just right. The genius of Indian life surely resides in the multilingual reality of the day-to-day.advertisementWhat we eat has changed, and so have weFor 30 years, a great-uncle of mine owned two restaurants near his house in Nainital and took great pride in the fact that he never ate at either of them. We are known for being particular about our food. Yet, many have relaxed these restrictions and mark status in other ways. We eat and drink more kinds of things more quickly in more places than ever. But are we satisfied? Now, the middle classes are succumbing to lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity, while the rural and urban poor are stuck with an extremely high rate of childhood malnutrition and stunted growth.We like to think we have replaced caste with classIt’s true that we look (and in some ways are) more alike as we sit side-by-side, from north to south, in salwar-kameez or pair of jeans, yet the vast majority of our marriage arrangements are still airtight, and who sits in an office and who in a slum still has everything to do with your father’s name. The post-Mandal Commission era didn’t bring back caste divisions; it just showed they never went away.How we say, “I love you”When it had been decided, in 1961, that my parents would marry, they went on a few outings to Connaught Place. Soon anonymous notes were slipped under the door of my father’s relative’s house, saying their behaviour was not setting a good example. Many years later, on a cool February evening, I was walking near the Delhi University campus with a female friend when three boys on a motorcycle stopped to grab at us. When we complained to a guard standing at a nearby college gate, he explained, “But madam, it is Valentine’s Day.” Earlier in the day, Hindutva activists had overturned chairs at the local Nirula’s to scare away couples and made a mess of an Archie’s card shop in Kamla Nagar market. The style of love is changing, but it still poses a problem.Rashmi Sadana is the writer’s book English Heart, Hindi Heartland: the Political Life of Literature in India is forthcoming from the University of California Press
This may only be Tottenham’s fourth match of six in the Champions League, but already there is a sense that this is a fixture of destiny for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.With just one point to their credit from three matches and fixtures against Inter and Barcelona to come, the London club surely cannot afford another slip against PSV and still hope to be in the knockout rounds of the Champions League come February.Life has been made difficult for themselves by the 2-2 draw in Eindhoven a fortnight ago. They had worked a winning position before the dismissal of Hugo Lloris with 10 minutes left led to an equaliser from Luuk de Jong, which breathed life into the Dutch side’s hopes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Nothing short of a win will do for either side to keep their last-16 hopes burning. Game Tottenham vs PSV Date Tuesday, November 6 Time 8pm BST / 3pm EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Tottenham squad Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Whiteman Defenders Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, N’Koudou, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Amos, Skipp Forwards Kane, Llorente, Son Mauricio Pochettino does not have his problems to seek prior to this encounter, with an injury to Moussa Dembele pinning the Belgium international midfielder to the sidelines.On top of that, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are all missing due to problems, while Dele Alli is not fully fit after hamstring trouble.Captain Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, will watch on from the stands after he was dismissed in the Netherlands a fortnight ago.Tottenham starting XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Skipp, Sissoko, Lamela, Llorente. Position PSV players Goalkeepers Zoet, Room Defenders Isimat-Mirin, Behich, Viergever, Schwaab, Tasende, Hendrix, Sainsbury, Dumfries, Souas Midfielders Pereiro, Rosario, Ramselaar, Lundqvist, Gutierrez, Frey, Schoonbrood, Mauro Junior Forwards De Jong, Romero, Lozano, Malen, Bergwijn, Aboukhlal PSV have no selection problems of note prior to this encounter, with the exception being the continued absence of midfielder Ryan Thomas due to serious knee injury.PSV starting XI: Zoet; Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino; Hendrix, Pereiro, Rosario; Lozano, De Jong, Bergwijn.Subs: Room, Sainsbury, Behich, Ramselaar, Guti, Mauro, Malen.Betting & Match Odds Tottenham are priced as strong 4/11 favourites to win this game according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 9/2. The odds on a PSV upset are 8/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview With a stadium long overdue, a Champions League campaign in the balance after only three matches and speculation over his own future, it would be tempting to think that it would be difficult for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to relax.However, in US drama series House of Cards, he has managed to find a distraction from the day job .“We’re having a weird season but I look so happy because I’ve started the new season of House of Cards,” he said on Monday before the following day’s crunch fixture with PSV. “I watched three episodes. I’ve learned a lot from this series. I recommend it.”Defeats against Barcelona and Inter have Spurs seeking a miracle to make it into the last 16, particularly as they were held to a 2-2 draw against the Dutch outfit a fortnight ago.With White Hart Lane still in the midst of a redevelopment, Pochettino’s side will once again be playing at Wembley, where the state of the surface in their recent Premier League loss to Manchester City appeared wholly unsuitable for top-level football following a recent NFL game. Although there were still patches of bare turf when Spurs trained on Monday, Pochettino insisted that it was “nothing to complain about”.Counterpart Mark van Bommel, however, branded the state of the surface “outright disturbing” in an interview with De Telegraaf but was insistent that he would not use it as an excuse: “I don’t think they’re happy with it in England.”His side have made a perfect start to their Eredivisie campaign, winning 11 matches from 11 while scoring an incredible 39 times and conceding only four. Since they last played Spurs, however, their level has dipped. They struggled to a 2-1 victory against bottom side Groningen, while they edged Vitesse 1-0 at the weekend, despite their opponents playing with 10 men for 75 minutes of the match.Van Bommel will expect that his young side have reserved their very best for this encounter, however.
(MAJ1): Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Rear Admiral Peter Brady (2nd left), is joined by (from left): Inspector Lisa Lewis from the Marine Police Division; Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis; Safety Director at the MAJ, Steven Spence; and Sub-Lieutenant of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Sydia Burke, in perusing a safety poster, at a town hall meeting held on January 17 Story Highlights (MAJ2): Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis (left), and Safety Director at the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Steven Spence (right), display a safety poster, at a town hall meeting held on January 17, in Port Royal, Kingston. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) plans to institute a flag weather warning system with accompanying signs at seaport departure points, to provide vessels with alerts on storm and wind conditions.This was disclosed at a town hall meeting for small passenger vessel operators held at Fort Charles, Port Royal, on January 17.The sensitisation meeting was held in the wake of the marine casualty that occurred on December 27, 2018, in the Lime Cay basin, which resulted in the death of two persons.In his address, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, urged the operators to adhere to the safety requirements found in the Shipping Act and the Harbour Rules.He also stressed that passengers should be properly briefed by boat operators, before going out to sea.“You [also] make sure that they put on the life jackets and not only put them on, but that they are fitted. You have to say to them in the event that we encounter bad weather, you follow my instructions and these are things that we do… and you list what you are going to do,” he pointed out.“Those of you who want to engage in carrying paying passengers, you have to come to the Maritime Authority for us to properly certify you and give you the right instructions for the people you carry. Make sure you carry the right equipment,” Rear Admiral Brady added.Vessel operators were also encouraged to ensure that their boats are in proper working condition.At the event, presentations were also made by Safety Director at the MAJ, Steven Spence; and Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis.The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is responsible for the development of shipping in Jamaica and to regulate matters related to merchant shipping and seafarers.The MAJ is also responsible for the regulation of safety, security and marine environment protection; and for discharging Jamaica’s Treaty obligations in relation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and memory problems, finds a new study. The study showed women who had done continued night shifts for 20 months or more in the preceding two years had a nine per cent increased risk of early menopause, the Daily Mail reported. If they had done rotating night shifts for more than 20 years, the risk rose to 73 per cent. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”For women who went through menopause before the age of 45, shift work seemed to be particularly important. This could be due to disruption of their circadian rhythms, stress or fatigue, although more research is needed,” lead author David Stock, from the University of Dalhousie in Canada, was quoted as saying. An early menopause could also come from the stress of working late at night, as stress hormones are believed to disrupt sex hormones like oestrogen. This could also increase the chance that a woman stops ovulating, according to the study published in the journal Human Reproduction. Previous evidence suggests working in ‘high-strain’ jobs and those with ‘difficult schedules’ is linked to earlier menopause. For the study, the team studied more than 80,000 nurses who worked at least in the night shifts in a month for over 22 years in addition to day and evening shifts.