Following a disappointing last season in the Premier League where Southampton were in danger of relegation and only managed to finish in 16th place, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will want to get preparations underway to get the new season started on a high note.They kick off the new campaign away at Burnley before hosting title challengers Liverpool in their first home match a week later.Chelsea and Manchester United also visit St Mary’s in the opening weeks of the campaign while on the final day newly-promoted Sheffield United travel to the south coast. 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? The Saints’ full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Southampton Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Burnley v Southampton 17/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 24/08/2019 15:00 Brighton v Southampton 31/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United 14/09/2019 15:00 Sheffield United v Southampton 21/09/2019 15:00 Southampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 28/09/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton 05/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea 19/10/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton 26/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 02/11/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Southampton 09/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Everton 23/11/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Watford 04/12/2019 19:45 Southampton v Norwich City 07/12/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton 14/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United 21/12/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Southampton 26/12/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton 28/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v Crystal Palace 01/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 11/01/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 18/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 22/01/2020 20:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton 01/02/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton 08/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Burnley 22/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Aston Villa 29/02/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton 07/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United 14/03/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Southampton 21/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal 04/04/2020 15:00 Watford v Southampton 11/04/2020 15:00 Southampton v Manchester City 18/04/2020 15:00 Everton v Southampton 25/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Brighton 09/05/2020 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Southampton 17/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Sheffield United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches first half action against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)ESPN has updated Nebraska’s game-by-game projections for 2019. If the projections turn into a reality, the Cornhuskers might not be bowling this season.Nebraska had an epic meltdown against Colorado this past Saturday. The Buffaloes are projected to be one of the worst teams in the Pac-12. Nebraska’s loss to them is not only bad for the program, but for the Big Ten conference.NU was expected to be one of the surprise breakout teams in the Big Ten, but those high expectation appear premature at the moment.Out of 10 remaining games, ESPN’s computer projects Nebraska will lose six and win just four more. As a result, and if the projections were to turn into a reality, the Cornhuskers would finish the season 5-7. Here’s the projected likelihood of Nebraska winning each individual game remaining on their schedule:vs. Northern Illinois – 82.8%at Illinois – 62%vs. No. 6 Ohio State – 19.9%vs. Northwestern – 67.5%at Minnesota – 33.6%vs. Indiana – 58.1%at Purdue – 49.4%vs. No. 14 Wisconsin – 24.6%at No. 21 Maryland – 18.8%vs. No. 19 Iowa – 34.2%ESPN projects Nebraska will beat Northern Illinois, Illinois, Northwestern and Indiana. Although, the Cornhuskers are also projected to lose to Ohio State, Minnesota, Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland and Iowa.The closest projection on Nebraska’s schedule is Purdue. Though, the Cornhuskers are just 0.7% away from being favored in that match-up.Several of these projections are a bit surprising. But understandable given Nebraska’s horrific loss to Colorado.Can Nebraska rebound and do better than these projections suggest?
Kolkata: The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, accused in the murder of a Trinamool Congress activist, was recovered from a canal in Hooghly district’s Goghat on Sunday, police said. The body of Kashinath Ghosh, 45, who was missing since the last few days, was fished out from a canal at Kota village of Goghat, about 90 km west of Kolkata, police said. The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool of murdering Ghosh. “Kashinath was an active worker of our party. He was killed by goons sent by Trinamool Congress,” BJP’s organisational President in Arambag area, Biman Ghosh said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Ghosh was one of the accused in the killing of Trinamool activist Lalchand Bag, who was allegedly beaten to death at Nakunda village in the area on July 22 for attending his party’s Martyr’s Day rally n Kolkata on the day before (July 21). Six local BJP supporters have been arrested in the incident. The saffron party leaders, however, claimed that Bag’s murder was a result of Trinamool’s internal feud and said the BJP supporters were arrested in false cases to protect the real culprits. The local Trinamool leadership claimed Ghosh died due to binge drinking and distanced itself from the incident. “We do not believe in the politics of violence and murder. I have heard that the body of a man, who is known to be a BJP supporter, has been found. Let police investigate the death. BJP names our party after each and every incident,” a local Trinamool leader said.
Ambassadors, celebrities and city influencers joined forces for The Prince’s Trust annual Invest in Futures gala dinner on February 5, raising money for vulnerable young people.With The Savoy providing the stunning backdrop to the evening, HRH The Prince of Wales joined guests to pay tribute to those raising funds, which totaled £1,500,000.Hosted by Sir Ben Kingsley and Samantha Bond, the 10th annual dinner saw hedge fund leaders and financiers dine alongside supporters including Jerry Hall, Philip Schofield, Tess Daly, Rob Brydon and Gillian Anderson.Entertainment was provided by the astounding Dynamo, with music from Jools Holland, who performed live with Ronnie Wood and Melanie C.Since 2005, the Invest in Futures dinner and auction has raised more than £17.5million, giving tens of thousands of disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence they need to move into work or training.This year’s event has raised vital funds for the Prince’s Trust’s work at a time when hundreds of thousands of young people are struggling to find a job.Tara Leathers, Director of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust, said: “The money raised at last night’s event will make a huge difference to the work of The Prince’s Trust and give thousands of vulnerable young people the chance of a better future. We are extremely grateful to the financial community for their continued support.”Source:Prince’s Trust
“Kenyan peacekeeping troops are heroes to these children because they have refused to pay the price of indifference,” said Olivia Yambi, Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on behalf of the UN Country Team in Kenya. “In fact, this nation’s armed forces have been refusing to pay the price of indifference for many years and, 33 times, it has paid the ultimate price for peace in some far-away lands.”Unlike this year, where schoolchildren from the capital Nairobi participated in the initiative, she said that next year, it will spread across the East African country, allowing more students to send messages to show their appreciation to Kenyan peacekeepers.At a ceremony in Nairobi, General Jeremiah Mutinda Kianga, Chief of the Kenyan General Staff, said that this marks “the first time anyone in Kenya had thanked soldiers for their sacrifices on behalf of peace,” adding that the cards and letters are a “great morale booster.”In a message, the acting head of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) Azouz Ennifar paid tribute to Kenyan peacekeepers.The 128 Kenyans serving with UNMEE “will be thrilled to be remembered by the children of their nation,” he said. “It is especially difficult for them to be away from their families and loved ones at this time of year.”As of 30 November, there are 1,086 Kenyan blue helmets serving in eight missions, with the largest number – 853 – serving with the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). 17 December 2007Kenyan children have sent more than 2,000 homemade Christmas and New Years messages to their country’s nearly 1,100 blue helmets serving in eight United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world.
Former minister Ljube Boskoski and police officer Johan Tarculovski were indicted in The Hague before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is to complete trying all defendants before it by 2008.Other important investigations that have not led to indictments by the Tribunal will now be transferred to the local authorities. Meanwhile, the Tribunal continues to urge States to assist in transferring 17 indicted fugitives, including Gen. Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, who are wanted for their roles in the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.The highest ranking defendant before the court is former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic, whose trial has been going on for more than three years.
Nearly half of the children of Angola are severely malnourished and a high percentage of them in the heavily land-mined central highlands are stunted, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said, as it appealed for funds to feed 700,000 people in a country emerging from 27 years of civil war.“Many international donors think the crisis in Angola is over but a scenario is emerging that is every bit as destructive for children as the war itself,” WFP Country Director Rick Corsino said yesterday. “Angola risks losing a further generation of children – this time to malnutrition-related diseases like tuberculosis and pellagra – because we do not have enough funding to reach all those who need food assistance.”WFP said it needs at least $30 million to feed up to 700,000 people until the end of the year. Some 45 per cent of all children in Angola are severely malnourished and in the central highlands up to 52 per cent of children younger than five are stunted, a condition which negatively affects their ability to live a fully productive life.A recent WFP study indicated that hundreds of thousands of people in the central highlands, in particular, are suffering from chronic food insecurity and living on just one meal or less per day. The fertile central highlands region has one of the highest concentrations of landmines in the country, limiting the agricultural activities of those who have returned to their land.The incentive of a regular daily meal often persuades parents to send their children to school, compensating families for the loss of household help.“Providing meals to primary school children raises enrolment, increases attendance and reduces drop-outs,” Mr. Corsino said. “Children can concentrate and learn better when their energy needs are met.” WFP has been repeatedly forced to make significant ration cuts. Already nearly 400,000 people receiving WFP assistance through Food-For-Work programmes or resettlement packages have had their rations cut. Full rations are given only to children in WFP’s school feeding programmes, or to people suffering from such illnesses as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition.Meanwhile, adult literacy in Angola is among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, with just 42 per cent of the people able to read and write.
by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2016 1:09 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is imposing more oversight on the mining industry by boosting potential penalties for prosecutions to $1 million and three years in prison.The new regulations emerge from recommendations in reports on the collapse of the Mount Polley tailings dam in B.C.’s Interior, which spilled millions of tonnes of mine waste into area waterways.The province has been limited under the Mines Act to shutting down a mine by cancelling its permit, issuing a stop-work order or pursuing prosecutions, but the changes will now allow for monetary penalties to be imposed without going to court.Mines Minister Bill Bennett said Thursday that the changes provide his ministry with more tools for compliance and enforcement to build a safer and more sustainable industry.“The real advantage to what I’m doing here is giving the ministry the nimbleness, the flexibility, to levy an administrative penalty quickly, without having to go to court.”Bennett said his goal is to ensure the province has the best regulatory regime in the world for health and safety on mine sites.The $1-million prosecution penalty and extended jail time is enough to ensure compliance, Bennett said.“Offence prosecutions are only done where you’ve got a really bad actor,” he said. “It’s rare and I don’t know the last time that we had to do this, certainly not any time that I’ve been minister.”Bennett said the only time the province would take a company to court is if it refused to comply with orders given by the chief inspector.“Typically what happens if there is some sort of mine non-compliance on the site we levy an administrative penalty, they would get into compliance and that would be the end of it.”The minister couldn’t say yet what the maximum administrative fine would be for a company that doesn’t follow the rules.After the failure of the Mount Polley tailings dam in August 2014, the chief inspector of mines ordered a third-party review of all similar operations and found no immediate safety concerns.Mount Polley is currently back in operation, but not in full production.The mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III), has an application to move back to full production and discharge clean water from the site.A decision on that is expected this summer, Bennett said.The company has spent about $170 million restoring Hazeltine Creek which was wiped out when the dam burst. B.C. brings in new oversight rules for mining after tailings-pond collapse
Dublin’s Docklands – the next Canary Wharf? Source: Sam BoalIT’S BEEN A big week in the business world.A household name is changing business strategy and will soon be pushing unfamiliar products in what could prove to be a fundamental change.That’s right, Lidl is starting to sell expensive wine. Also Nama is moving into property development, or something.What’s been going on in the world of business and economics? Read on to find out…Need to knowNama’s big moveIn what seemed like a flashback to the boom years, ambitious plans were announced to develop an extension to the IFSC in the Dublin Docklands. You could be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu – it’s not the first time a plan like this has been floated. Source: Irish Election LiteratureWhat’s really interesting about this plan is who’s behind it.Nama, the agency set up to tackle the toxic loans associated with Ireland’s ruinous property boom, this week announced that it would move into property development, with the Docklands scheme as its flagship development.Ireland’s ‘Canary Wharf’, as Michael Noonan described it, grabs the headlines, but Nama is also planning to develop 22,000 residential units, hoping to ease the housing crisis in the capital.They’re doing all this because it looks like the majority of their original brief will be done and dusted by the end of 2016, when 80% of its original payload of bad loans will be sold.Read: Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord>Noonan said he had considered winding the agency up two years ahead of schedule when the last loan was sold in 2018, but instead has set it to work solving the commercial and residential real estate headaches in Dublin.Will it work? Only time will tell.A time-bomb in the mortgage market? That can’t be good…While Nama is looking to the future, the Central Bank was warning that the ghosts of boomtime past aren’t finished with us yet.This time, it’s interest-only mortgages that are causing the problem.According to a paper published by Dame Street researchers this week, a significant number of mortgages that were issued from 2005-2008, mainly for buy-to-let apartments in Dublin, were done with a ten-year holiday on repayments on the principal sum. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandNow, many of those mortgages will switch to significantly higher repayments over the coming years.According to the Central Bank, these loans are at high risk of slipping into arrears and joining the tens of thousands of mortgages that have fallen drastically behind on their repayment schedule.As we saw last week, the country is already dealing with a millstone of mortgage debt. Nice to knowThree Ireland’s takeover of 02 Ireland was finally completed for €780 million, despite the protestations of the Communication Regulator Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandThere’s no sign of Dublin’s commercial property bubble slowing down, with domestic outfit Hibernia REIT shelling out €90 million for two IFSC office blocks.The Insolvency Service of Ireland copped some stick from the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Association, which branded the ISI as ‘unfit for purpose’ after low figures for debt deals were published this week. Dublin could have a direct flight to Addis Ababa, and one to Los Angeles, if a deal between the airport and the Ethiopian national airline goes through.Early in the week, research from the Kemmy Business School in Limerick showed that thousands of software jobs could head overseas due to a skills shortage in the Irish workforce.Airbus said that it would patent ‘moped-style’ airplane seats. Hmm…something tells us they may be taking PR lessons from Messrs O’Leary and Bezos. Irish small firms are demanding a level playing field in the October budget after getting a raw deal in recent years.Now you knowCompanies linked to the NDRC pulled down €40 million in investments last year Milano’s was sold to a Chinese private equity giant. BMW recalled 8,500 cars in Ireland, part of a massive call-back after faults were discovered in 1.6 million 3 Series around the world Source: Matthias SchraderMore than 1,000 Irish pubs have had to shut since the recession began, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland The outboxProperty investors still love Ireland, but a resurgent market in Spain may distract their attention… Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs around the world, although early indications are that its Irish outfit may be spared… The ESRI’s John Fitzgerald said that he reckons the next Government will have to hike water charges… Michael O’Leary signed on with Ryanair for another five years… Bord Gais shipped a big impairment charge linked to its Whitegate gas powered station.One for the roadWe’re all familiar with the 1% – the idea that 99% of American wealth is controlled by 1% of the population.However, according to a research paper by the European Central Bank, share of wealth concentrated among the most well-off families in Europe could be even higher than that.Last week: Tax havens, a €100 million deal for Quinn’s companies, and a Weatherspoons fry-up>Read: The Briefcase – good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland>