Dele double sparks Spurs delight at Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000Dele Ali celebrates one of his two goals against Chelsea during an English premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2018LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1- Dele Alli scored twice in four second-half minutes as Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday to end a 28-year wait for a Premier League win at Stamford Bridge.Defeat for the hosts all but ends Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League football next season as Spurs opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place. Ending their long wait for a win at their London rivals is just the latest sign of the progress made under Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs look set to seal a place in the Champions League for a third straight season.And it was even more impressive as they came from behind as a huge error from captain Hugo Lloris gifted Alvaro Morata the opening goal.Christan Eriksen’s wonder strike levelled in first-half stoppage time, before Alli took centre stage to end a barren run by his standards with two smart finishes just after the hour mark.Spurs could even afford the luxury of doing the damage without Harry Kane, who made his return from a three-week layoff with ankle ligament damage 16 minutes from time.Alli was pushed into a more advanced role than his usual roving role behind Kane and had the first chance but couldn’t direct Eriksen’s cross goalwards.Chelsea were the side far more in desperate need of the points and that began to show as the first-half developed.Willian and Victor Moses forced Lloris into comfortable saves, whilst Marcos Alonso also saw a goal ruled out for offside.However, the French number one was clearly at fault when the opener arrived on the half hour mark.Morata hadn’t scored in the Premier League since Boxing Day, but no one has scored more headed goals in the league this season and he was left with the easiest of tasks to nod into an empty net as Lloris flapped at Moses’s cross.– Symbolic Spurs win –Willian of Chelsea is put under pressure by Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2018 in London, England.Lloris was also far from secure when he parried Alonso’s driven cross back into the danger area and relied on Jan Vertonghen to make a crucial clearance.Eriksen’s shooting ability from long range had been Spurs’ only real threat before the break.Willy Caballero, deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois, got a strong hand to the Dane’s first warning shot.However, Caballero was helpless when Eriksen’s fierce dipping effort clipped the bar on its way past him in first-half stoppage time.The Argentine goalkeeper was forced into a brilliant save from another long-range effort, this time from Son Heung-min, on the hour mark as Spurs started to take control.And two minutes later they led when Alli brilliantly controlled Eric Dier’s long pass before slotting inside Caballero’s near post.Alli had scored just two goals in his previous 19 games in 2018 but soon had as many in four minutes as Spurs set the seal in a hugely symbolic win.Son was again denied by Caballero but Alli pounced on the pinball inside the Chelsea area before slotting into the bottom corner.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte kicked a water bottle into his dugout with the frustration of a man who knows his days in charge.Failure to make the top four is likely to seal the Italian’s fate no matter what comes of Chelsea’s run to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.However, Spurs too are in the last four and on this evidence are more likely to end their wait for a trophy under Pochettino, particularly with Kane back to lead the line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Projects honouring MMIWG gets 13M in federal funding

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsThe federal government is committing $13 million to fund more than 100 projects commemorating the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.“The point of this commemoration fund is to ensure that the stories of our stolen sisters are put in their rightful place in Canada’s history,” said Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef at an announcement in Winnipeg Monday.Monsef added the projects will also help toward healing for families.Money for the fund comes after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called on the government to create a commemoration fund in its interim report released in 2017.In total, 105 projects were approved by an external indigenous review committee said Monsef.Those projects include art installations and exhibits, productions such as movies and operas, as well as creating safe spaces for women.Communities were tasked with submitting proposals outlining the project and costs.When it came to proposals Monsef says there was only one condition.“Families are at the heart of this… commemorations had to have a letter of support from families,” she said.One of those family members is Angela Lavallee.Lavallee testified at the Vancouver hearings about her nine-month-old granddaughter who died in 2015.Lavallee says a coroner concluded the cause of death undetermined but the family doesn’t accept this conclusion.She teamed up with Manitoba Moon Voices, a grassroots organization in Manitoba, to propose a structure that will sit on Winnipeg’s frozen Red River in the winter.The structure will be apart of a series of warming huts designed to act as a shelter along the city’s popular Red River skating trail.It will be in the shape of a woman and will act as an educational tool for people passing by.“We want to be able to draw in community outside of our own community so we want her to sit on the river,” said Lavallee. “Just resilient. Kind of like the symbolization of Indigenous women themselves.”In the summer Lavallee hopes the structure can rest on a piece of land at The Forks.The Manitoba Inuit Association put forth a proposal for The Red Amautiit Project, which will see a team from the organization travel to communities in Nunavut and northern Labrador to work with locals on a traditional sewing project.The amautiit or amaut (singular) is a traditional Inuit women’s parka designed with a large pouch in the back where mothers carry their children.“It symbolizes women and girls and as we know the red dress is the commemorative symbol for MMIWG,” said Rachel Dutton, executive director of the Manitoba Inuit Association.“Inuit really want to create that space for their stories and experiences.”Dutton says The Red Amautiit Project will open up the space for Inuit women to share their traditional teachings.She hopes to see it become either a traveling exhibit or placed as a permanent exhibit in a museum in the future.Projects will be rolled out over the next two [email protected]@bhobs22last_img read more