Sterling grabs last-gasp victory for City, then sent off

first_imgRaheem Sterling struck in the seventh minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester City a 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth on Saturday but was then sent off in a tumultuous finale on the south coast.Seconds after Bournemouth had a chance to snatch victory the ball went back down the other end and Sterling’s deflected shot looped past helpless Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic.Sterling ran towards the celebrating City fans, some of whom spilled on to the pitch and, after order was restored by stewards and police, referee Mike Dean showed Sterling a second yellow card having already booked him earlier.It was a crazy end to an absorbing contest which had burst into life when Charlie Daniels lashed home a contender for “goal of the season” to give hosts Bournemouth a 13th-minute lead.Daniels let fly with a left-foot shot from wide on the left and the ball flew past keeper Ederson and in off the crossbar.Bournemouth’s lead lasted only eight minutes though as Gabriel Jesus, preferred by manager Pep Guardiola to Sergio Aguero who was on the bench, stroked home after a lethal pass by City’s midfield wizard David Silva.Both sides struck the woodwork after the interval and Bournemouth looked set for their first point of the season until Sterling’s late stunner broke home hearts.Victory gave City seven points from their opening three games and put them, temporarily at least, on top of the table.City have now had a player sent off in two consecutive games after Kyle Walker saw red in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday and Guardiola was frustrated by the decision.“Maybe someone can explain to me because I would like to know,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.“He ran to celebrate. If you can’t celebrate with the fans maybe we should play without fans.”After recovering from a poor opening 13 minutes City dominated possession, although Bournemouth were always a threat with Jermain Defoe, making his first start since joining, and Josh King both lively up front.King curled an effort against the post in the second half while City’s Nicolas Otamendi was also denied by the woodwork.For the most past it was a rearguard action by Bournemouth but they did scent a famous victory deep into stoppage time when King burst clear but saw his low shot saved by Ederson.Seconds later City were awarded a free kick and they quickly moved the ball down field where Danilo combined with Sterling and the former Liverpool player’s shot clipped the heel of Andrew Surman’s foot before looping into the net.It was a bitter blow for Bournemouth who have now endured their worst start since joining the Premier League in 2015 — losing all three games — and things do not get any easier with a trip to Arsenal next up.“We thought we had hung on for a point, we had chances to win it too, I am disappointing for the players and the supporters,” manager Eddie Howe said.“I am enthused by the performance, which was better than our first two.”last_img read more

Bellator MMA is running a payperview event at Ma

first_imgBellator MMA is running a pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, June 24th. On tap are a pair of championship bouts, as Douglas Lima defends his welterweight title against Lorenz Larkin, while lightweight champ Michael Chandler faces the unbeaten Brent Primus. At the top of the card is a main event between heated rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, while the great Fedor Emelianenko will face Matt Mitrione in a bout that was rescheduled after the original February booking fell through.Today (Tuesday, March 28th) is the first press conference for Bellator’s big card. You can watch the live stream at the top of the page starting at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT. It’s a media-only event, so there are no fans at Chase Square inside MSG, but it will feature all of the fighters on the PPV portion of the card, along with Bellator president Scott Coker and Spike Senior Vice President Jon Slusser. Bloody Elbow Latest From MMA Warehouse Lockdown duffle bag More: White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Latest From Our Partners UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card ProMax 440 BJJ GI King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Good Night Tee Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Gloves Accessories Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Sale More From Standard Ranked Rashguard Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack UFC 240: Fights to make Standard BJJ Gi Apparel Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Careerlast_img read more

California Mandates Electric Buses Only By 2040

first_img FedEx Acquires 1,000 Chanje V8100 Electric Vehicles Source: Electric Vehicle News Volvo VNR Electric Semi Truck To Hit California Roads Next Year Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 17, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News No later than 2029 public transit agencies will be required to purchase only zero-emission buses.The question is how fast the transition will progress in the case of private agencies.More details from the press release:“The Innovative Clean Transit regulation is part of a statewide effort to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, which accounts for 40 percent of climate-changing gas emissions and 80-90 percent of smog-forming pollutants. The transition to zero-emission technologies, where feasible, is essential to meeting California’s air quality and climate goals.Full implementation of the regulation adopted today is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 million metric tons from 2020 to 2050 – the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road. And it will reduce harmful tailpipe emissions (nitrogen oxides and particulate matter) by about 7,000 tons and 40 tons respectively during that same 30-year period.As longtime partners for clean air in California, the state’s 200 public transit agencies play a pivotal role in transitioning vehicle fleets away from fossil fuel-powered technologies to zero-emission alternatives. Eight of the 10 largest transit agencies in the state are already operating zero-emission buses, including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.Transit agencies are particularly well suited for introducing these technologies.  They operate largely in urban centers, where pollution and noise are of greater concern. Their buses drive in stop-and-go traffic where conventional internal combustion engines waste fuel while idling. And their fleets run out of central depots where charging infrastructure can be installed and conveniently accessed.Deployment of zero-emission buses is expected to accelerate rapidly in the coming years – from 153 buses today to 1,000 by 2020, based on the number of buses on order or that are otherwise planned for purchase by transit agencies. Altogether, public transit agencies operate about 12,000 buses statewide.To successfully transition to an all zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, each transit agency will submit a rollout plan under the regulation demonstrating how it plans to purchase clean buses, build out necessary infrastructure and train the required workforce. The rollout plans are due in 2020 for large transit agencies and in 2023 for small agencies.Agencies will then follow a phased schedule from 2023 until 2029, by which date 100 percent of annual new bus purchases will be zero-emission.  To encourage early action, the zero-emission purchase requirement would not start until 2025 if a minimum number of zero-emission bus purchases are made by the end of 2021.CARB will continue to work with transit agencies on a successful transition and conduct regular reviews of progress.Benefits of the regulation are many:Transit-dependent riders, especially in disadvantaged and low-income communities, will breathe cleaner air and enjoy quieter rides.Transit agencies are expected to save $1.5 billion in maintenance, fuel and other costs by 2050 after the full buildout of infrastructure.The deployment of zero-emission buses in California will bring new workforce training and employment opportunities including high-quality manufacturing jobs to communities across the state.Electrifying the heavy-duty transportation sector is supported by a range of government policies and programs. Public funding for zero-emission vehicles and related charging infrastructure is administered by CARB, the California State Transportation Agency, Caltrans, the California Energy Commission, and local agencies.In addition, utilities are supporting this transition with new electricity rate designs and investments in charging infrastructure. The Department of General Services is also streamlining bus purchases through a single statewide zero-emission bus purchase contract.”Source: CARB No more diesel buses on the long-term horizon in CaliforniaThe California Air Resources Board announced the transition to 100% zero-emission public bus fleet by 2040 in California. The zero-emission means basically all-electric, as we don’t believe much in the hydrogen fuel cells.The first-of-its-kind plan in the U.S. is already approved and should enable to replace all 12,000 diesel buses in the state’s 200 public transit agencies to electric within 22 years. There are currently 153 zero-emission buses in the state, and it’s expected that by the end of 2020 it will be 1,000.More from California New Flyer Sold 77 Xcelsior CHARGE Electric Buses In Californialast_img read more