SAT, NOV 7AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 1GOAL: NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 27.Ayoze Perez secured Newcastle United’s first away win of the season to take the Magpies out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Perez scored from Newcastle’s only shot on target, with Adam Federici failing to stop his tame effort.The result was very harsh on adominant Bournemouth, who were denied by a string of brilliant saves from Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot.MANCHESTER UNITED 2WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS: UNITED: LINGARD 52; MATA PEN 90.Jesse Lingard scored his first goal for Manchester United to take the club into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League. Lingard curled home from the edge of the box early in thesecond half to give the hosts the lead.Juan Mata then made the win safe from the penalty spot late on after Anthony Martial was fouled by Gareth McAuley, who was sent off.NORWICH CITY 1SWANSEA CITY 0GOAL: NORWICH: HOWSON 70.Norwich City ended a run of four Barclays Premier League defeats as Jonny Howson’s goal earned a narrow victory over Swansea.The midfielder tapped in his first goal of the season after Dieumerci Mbokaniheaded a corner back across goal.Swansea hit the bar through Gylfi Sigurdsson’s clever scooped attempt from Wayne Routledge’s cross.STOKE CITY 1CHELSEA 0GOAL: STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC 53.Jose Mourinho’s troubles increased in his absence with Chelsea’s manager powerless as his Barclays Premier League champions slumped to another damaging defeat. Mourinho was forced to watch from Chelsea’s team hotel as he served a one-match stadium ban for his behaviour towards match officials in the 2-1 defeat at West Ham in October. And his team suffered a seventh defeat thanks to Marko Arnautovic’s acrobatic 53rd-minute finish.SUNDERLAND 0SOUTHAMPTON 1GOAL: TADIC PEN 69.Southampton extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games as Dusan Tadic’s penalty left Sunderland in the relegation zone. Ronald Koeman’s side bettered exchanges at the Stadium of Light and both Jose Fonte and Steven Davis saw efforts cleared off the line after half-time.The pressure told when Yann M’Vila fouled Ryan Bertrand and Tadic struck a fourth league goal of the season.LEICESTER CITY 2WATFORD 1GOALS: LEICESTER: KANTE 52; VARDY PEN 65. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 75.Jamie Vardy scored for a ninth successive Barclays Premier League game as Leicester beat Watford to go level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table.Vardy got Leicester’s second with a penalty after he was tripped by Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. The Brazilian had already gifted Leicester the lead, somehow letting N’Golo KantÈ’s tame shot slip through but a Troy Deeney penalty gave Watford hope.WEST HAM UNITED 1EVERTON 1GOALS: WEST HAM: LANZINI 30. EVERTON: LUKAKU 43.West Ham moved up to fifth in the Premier League despite having to settle for a point at home to Everton. Manuel Lanzini put the Hammers ahead with a superb curling finish after Victor Moses’ shot was blocked.But Romelu Lukaku ran on to Gerard Deulofeu’s perfect pass to level and extend his run of scoring against West Ham to seven successive games. Winston Reid headed over for the Hammers and Lukaku went close late onbut neither side could force a winner.SUN, NOV 8ARSENAL 1TOTTENHAM 1GOALS: ARSENAL: GIBBS 77. SPURS: KANE 32.Arsenal wasted the chance to go two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after coming from behind to steal a draw in the North London derby. With Manchester City held by Aston Villa earlier in the day the Gunners could have gone top but after Harry Kane gave Spurs a 32nd minute lead to take his tally to six goals in four games. But substitute Kieran Gibbs levelled for the Gunners with 13 minutes remaining.ASTON VILLA 0MANCHESTER CITY 0GOALS: NONE.Bottom club Aston Villa held leaders Manchester City to a goalless draw in Remi Garde’s first game as manager. Displaying a new-found defensive solidity, the hosts restricted City well although Raheem Sterling should have scored with a close-range header. Fernando saw a late header hit the bar for the visitors, while substitute Fabian Delph’s low shot rolled just wide.LIVERPOOL 1CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 42. PALACE: BOLASIE 21, DANN 82Jurgen Klopp suffered his first defeat as Liverpool boss with Scott Dann handing Crystal Palace three valuable points. Dann nodded in the winner nine minutes from time after the ball bounced up to him in the area.The visitors had taken the lead through winger Yannick Bolasie, who shot home from inside the box after the Reds failed to clear the ball Philippe Coutinho curled in Liverpool’s goal three minutes before half time following Adam Lallana’s flicked pass.
Molly, Penelope and Simon Whitlock, ages 5, 10 and 7, joined protesters opposed to offshore drilling outside the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s public meeting in Anchorage on April 5, 2016. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRNThe Interior Department wants the public to weigh in on its plans for offshore drilling over the next five years. The tentative proposal would allow lease sales in the Arctic Ocean and Cook Inlet.That plan has drawn opposition from environmentalists, who see their fight as part of a worldwide effort to halt climate change.Download AudioFrostpaw the Polar Bear joined protesters outside BOEM’s meeting in Anchorage on April 5, 2016. The protesters argue that BOEM has not taken climate change into account when considering offshore leases. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRNAbout 70 people — and Frostpaw the Polar Bear — gathered in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites hotel in Midtown Anchorage on Tuesday evening, holding signs that read “Keep it in the ground” and “Chill the drills.”Inside, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was holding one of ten public meetings around the state to get input on potential offshore lease sales.The Bureau’s plan covers the years 2017-2022, and tentatively includes three lease sales in Alaska: in Cook Inlet, and in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.BOEM’s draft environmental impact statement looks at effects on local communities, infrastructure, subsistence, marine mammals and the potential for oil spills.The one issue it doesn’t address is the one critics are most concerned about.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held ten meetings across the state to take public input on the draft environmental impact statement for the 2017-2022 outer continental shelf drilling plan. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN“We don’t say, if this much oil, for example, is taken out of the ground, it will have this much effect on climate change,” said Jennifer Bosyk a marine biologist with the Bureau. Bosyk said that kind of discussion is left to policymakers.But Eric Grafe, a staff attorney at the environmental group Earthjustice, called that a major omission.To reach the climate goals agreed to in Paris last year, he said, the world can’t burn much of the oil that’s already been discovered – let alone any new oil.“If we burn all the oil we know about, the glass is already overflowing — and we’re pouring more water into the glass,” Grafe said. “That doesn’t make sense.”There has been no offshore lease sale in Alaska since 2008. The Department of the Interior canceled sales planned for the current cycle after Shell pulled out of the Arctic last September, citing the company’s disappointing results and a lack of other industry interest.BOEM’s new commenting process led to a somewhat surreal scene at the Embassy Suites. Instead of accepting verbal comments in a town-hall style event, the agency set up stations in a conference room, where members of the public could speak with experts and then record written comments in laptops.Sergio Acuna came to support more offshore drilling. Acuna works in pipeline maintenance. Like many people in the room, he wore a bright orange sweatshirt with the logo for the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 341.“We, the laborers, we’re the ones who care for our beloved trans-Alaska pipeline,” he said.Acuna said he thought the protest was “great.” But at the end of the day, he said, a lot of jobs depend on how much oil is flowing through that pipeline.“I understand their point of view,” Acuna said. But, he added with a laugh, “My only question for them will be, like, what do they do for work? Because, if there’s no more oil in Alaska, I may have to come up to them and ask them for work.”BOEM is accepting public comment on its draft environmental impact statement through May 2.