LONDON (AP):Less than 24 hours before the global football spotlight falls on Leicester in their bid to win the top tier for the first time, Newcastle came out best in the scrapping at the other end of the English Premier League yesterday.The Magpies moved out of the drop zone for the first time since February after midfielder Andros Townsend’s superb free kick gave Newcastle a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.”The victory means a lot. It gives us momentum, confidence and a connection with the fans,” said Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.Sunderland again had to rely on its top scorer Jermain Defoe, with the striker grabbing a last-minute equaliser from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw against Stoke, who took the lead through striker Marko Arnautovic.”Where would we be without Jermain Defoe?” said Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce before answering his own question. “Relegated probably.”Despite drawing, Sunderland dropped into the relegation zone, one point behind 17th-place Newcastle and one point ahead of 19th-place Norwich, who lost 1-0 at Arsenal after Danny Welbeck’s goal in the 59th.”The last thing you can do down in the dogfight is feel sorry for yourselves,” said Norwich manager Alex Neil. “We didn’t get what we deserved.”Both Sunderland and Norwich have three games left while Newcastle have two.At the top, leaders Leicester can win the title by beating Manchester United today.
A videoconference will be held for residents of Fort St. John to give their input on what the provincial budget should look like on October 7th.The conference will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. Dawson Creek also has a videoconference, taking place from 9 am to 12 pm.Between September and October, the Finance Committee will be touring the province through visits and videoconference meetings for 15 different communities in British Columbia.- Advertisement -Victoria, Vancouver, Castlegar, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, and Surrey will have public hearings.The rest of the communities listed (Delta, Prince George, Terrace, Williams Lake, Abbotsford, Fort Nelson, Cranbrook, and Quesnel) will be conducting the videoconferences.House is in session on the week of September 28th, thus Delta is having a videoconference with the committee.Advertisement Transcripts of the meetings will also be available shortly afterwards.