Early header In yesterday’s other quarter-final match, Arturo Vidal’s early header was enough for Bayern Munich to beat Benfica 1-0 at home for a slender advantage. The Chilean midfielder struck in the second minute, heading home from five metres after being picked out by Juan Bernat. Vidal had most of the chances for the rest of the game, with Benfica’s defenders doing well to stifle Robert Lewandowski and Thomas M¸ller, the home side’s top-scoring forwards. Lewandowski missed the best opportunity to wrap it up in the final minutes, when he sent a wayward pass for Philipp Lahm with an open goal beckoning. Bayern are bidding to reach their fifth consecutive semi-final, while the Portuguese league leaders are hoping to reach their first since 1990. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Luis Suarez scored two second-half goals to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but quickly went from hero to villain for Atletico when two reckless tackles saw him sent off in the 35th. Atletico resisted the defending champions’ push for an equaliser until Suarez finally levelled with an opportunistic goal in the 63rd. Suarez then put Barcelona ahead in the 74th when he played Dani Alves wide before sending the Brazil defender’s cross past goalkeeper Jan Oblak with an unstoppable header.
n may be moving towards an idling ban, for large vehicles in the community. At last night’s regular meeting, City council made the first step towards such a bylaw, by asking city staff to look into the logistics of an anti idling ban, for large industrial vehicles. Mayor Jim Eglinski believes that if we are looking at making our air cleaner, we should be looking at bylaws that ban idling of larger vehicles [asset|aid=62|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Jim – Anti Idling Law_1_Pub.mp3] The city is just beginning the to look into a ban, and still has to consider the options, such as a partial ban, or one that would apply to all vehicles. It’s worth noting that the province is offering funding, to municipalities, who implement plans to clean up the air, in their communities.- Advertisement –
Thanks to a very good March, in which more than double the normal amount of precipitation was received, Fort St. John area farmers and ranchers at least have some reason to hope for drought relief, heading into the spring seeding period. 45.6 centimeters of snow, about 20 more than the local area average, resulted in 44.7 millimeters of precipitation, as compared, to the March norm, of 21.4. It also raised to 88.7 millimeters, the total for the first three months of the year. So, despite a very dry February, when the local airport recorded only 10.8 millimeters…less than half the monthly norm…the year-to-date total is now almost 20 millimeters ahead, of the local area average. – Advertisement -However, it should also be remembered that, at this time last year, we were virtually in the same position, having recorded 90.9 millimeters. In addition, we stayed well ahead of the norm through April and May, but then disaster hit, in June and July. They are traditionally the two heaviest local area precipitation months of the year, with a combined norm of nearly 155 millimeters. However, last year we received less than a third of that total….only 47.3 millimeters.
Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has been ruled out for a month with the ankle ligament injury he suffered during Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday.The 25-year-old will miss Dortmund’s Champions League ties with Arsenal and Anderlecht as well as up to five Bundesliga encounters due to the injury.The Germany international was ruled out of this summer’s World Cup after he damaged ankle ligaments immediately prior to the national team’s departure for Brazil in June and the latest injury affects the same ankle.A statement on the Bundesliga club’s website on Monday confirmed: “A scan carried out by BVB’s club doctor Markus Braun at Dortmund’s Knappschaft Hospital on Monday revealed that Reus suffered a sprained ankle as well as a partially torn ankle ligament and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.” Marco Reus 1