Barclays Premier League review

first_img SOUTHAMPTON 4 MANCHESTER CITY 2 GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 25; MANE 28, 57, 68. CITY: IHEANACHO 44, 78). Manchester City’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League remain in the balance after Sadio Mane netted a hat-trick. Shane Long opened the scoring before Mane doubled the lead, though Kelechi Iheanacho replied for the visitors. Mane then scored twice to make sure of the win, though Iheanacho found the top corner late on. SWANSEA CITY 3 LIVERPOOL 1 GOALS:-SWANSEA: AYEW 20, 67; CORK 33. LIVERPOOL: BENTEKE. Swansea City dismantled Liverpool to make sure of their Barclays Premier League status. Andre Ayew’s header and a Jack Cork goal put the hosts in charge; and though Christian Benteke headed home for Liverpool, Ayew’s second goal swiftly ended those aspirations. Brad Smith was then sent off for Liverpool, whose hopes of Champions League qualification now rest on winning the Europa League. SUNDAY, MAY 1 ARSENAL 1 NORWICH CITY 0 GOAL:-ARSENAL: WELBECK 59. Norwich moved closer to relegation on an afternoon that saw Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger subjected to calls for his sacking. Gunners fans protested inside and out of the Emirates, though they secured a valuable win with a Danny Welbeck half-volley. The result leaves Norwich in 19th place, two points from safety with three games remaining. EVERTON 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 GOALS:-EVERTON: CLEVERLEY 7; BAINES 64. BOURNEMOUTH: PUGH 9. Everton manager Roberto Martinez was another to face calls for his head despite seeing his side beat Bournemouth. Tom Cleverley drove in a low shot early on, but within seconds the Cherries levelled through Marc Pugh. Leighton Baines claimed the winner for Everton, but fans stayed behind to protest against Martinez. NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 0 GOAL:-NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 58. Newcastle moved out of the relegation zone, thanks to Andros Townsend’s magnificent free kick and keeper Karl Darlow’s penalty save. Townsend gave Newcastle the lead after half-time, but Yohan Cabaye, once of Newcastle, saw his late penalty saved by third-choice Darlow. The win sees Newcastle a point above Sunderland and two clear of Norwich. STOKE CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 1 GOALS:-STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC 50. SUNDERLAND: DEFOE PEN 90. Jermaine Defoe’s added-time penalty helped Newcastle rescue a point but dropped into the relegation zone after rivals Newcastle beat Palace. Marko Arnautovic gave Stoke the lead and Sunderland struggled to create chances in response, until Geoff Cameron tangled with Defoe in the 93rd minute and the former England striker made no mistake from the spot. WATFORD 3 ASTON VILLA 2 GOALS:-ABDI; DEENEY 90, 90. VILLA: CLARK 28; AYEW 48. Troy Deeney’s two late goals denied Aston Villa what would have been only their fourth league win of the season. Ciaran Clark headed Villa’s opener, but Almen Abdi equalised for Watford. Jordan Ayew’s low drive restored Villa’s lead, but Aly Cissokho was sent off with 17 minutes to play. Deeney levelled in added time and within seconds slotted home the winner. WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 WEST HAM UNITED 3 GOALS:-WEST HAM: KOUYATE 34; NOBLE 45, 79. Mark Noble scored twice to extended West Ham’s unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League to 10 games. Cheikhou Kouyate headed the Hammers ahead before Noble scuffed a shot prior to the break to extend the visitors’ advantage. Noble added his second and West Ham’s third when he volleyed home from Andy Carroll’s cross. SATURDAY, APRIL 30 Barclays Premier League reviewlast_img read more

Health fair to help those in need find services

first_imgLike Ofelia, many parents can’t afford health care or dental care for their children. No longer just an urban issue, medical expenses have spiked higher and higher, forcing many low-income families and those unable to qualify for subsidized services to forgo their health care in order to pay for rent and other living expenses. In an effort to bring services to those most in need, the city of Santa Clarita has teamed with Los Angeles County government and at least 45 Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley service providers to plan an April 14 Community Health Fair in Newhall, envisioned as an annual event. In 2003, nearly 5 percent of all families in Santa Clarita were living in poverty, and almost one-quarter of households were surviving on less than $40,000 a year. “Many of these people do not receive Medi-Cal and they cannot pay for insurance,” said Jackie Ponce, an organizer of the fair and also a community liaison for Newhall’s McGrath Elementary School. “They end up at the Valencia (low-cost) clinic or county hospital, but up to what point can these places give them the specific health care they need? And it’s important they know how to care for their health, for their kids’ sake.” NEWHALL – Ofelia’s 11-year-old son has a toothache, but she can’t take him to the dentist. This single mother of four – ages 14, 11, 7 and 2 – is a stay-at-home mom right now and money is tight. Her youngest has Down syndrome and it makes it difficult for Ofelia, who is in the country illegally, to find a job – let alone pay for expensive dental bills. While her other three sons, all born in the United States, receive Medi-Cal services, her 11-year-old, who recently arrived from Mexico, does not. “He tells me his tooth hurts really bad, but I have nowhere to take him.” Susie Cordova, director of the Santa Clarita Community Center, said the fair comes from the desire to bring options to Santa Clarita residents most in need of health care and services. “Especially in this community, many of our residents are uninsured or underinsured,” Cordova said. “We want to educate the community on the services they have available in their area so they know where they need to go when they need help.” Cordova said some free services will be performed on-site at the health fair, including free immunizations for children, free dental screenings and health screenings for conditions including diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and anemia. The county office of women’s health is providing a mobile women’s clinic offering free Pap smears and breast exams for women over 40 who don’t have health insurance. Participating local groups will include the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center, the Child and Family Center, Lutheran Social Services and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry and Samuel Dixon Family Heath Center. Free workshops will include a cardio salsa class and a self-defense class, as well as sessions on immigration and citizenship, nutrition, infant care and gang and drug awareness. Entertainment will feature Mexican folklorico dancing and local children’s dance groups. Ofelia, who has not been to a doctor in more than 10 years, said she is excited to have her son’s teeth looked at. “Last time a truck came by offering dental services and I was able to have them take a look at my son’s teeth,” Ofelia said. “I hope someone can help his other tooth now.” Ofelia said that, despite her limited English, she is not afraid to look for services that can help her children. “I am the type of person that takes all the help I can get for my children.” The health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St. For information, call (661) 286-4006. (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more