AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0CRYSTAL PALACE 0Crystal Palace ended Bournemouth’s three-match winning streak with a battling goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium. Alan Pardew’s side started brightly, and Simon Francis cleared Damien Delaney’s goal-bound volley off the line. But Bournemouth recovered well and Matt Ritchie headed wide before Eunan O’Kane’s shot was tipped over.GOALS:- NONE.ASTON VILLA 1WEST HAM UNITED 1A Jordan Ayew penalty helped bottom team Aston Villa come from behind to earn a draw against West Ham. In an evenly contested game, Villa twice went close in the first half through Rudy Gestede before Aaron Cresswell scored with a low strike. The spirited hosts levelled through Ayew after Gestede was clumsily felled by Angelo Ogbonna.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW PEN 62. WEST HAM: CRESSWELL 45.CHELSEA 2 WATFORD 2Guus Hiddink’s first game back as interim coach ended in stalemate with Chelsea coming from behind, thanks to Diego Costa’s second of the game. The Blues would have won had Oscar not missed a late penalty. Costa claimed the opener before Nemanja Matic’s handball allowed Troy Deeney to level from the penalty spot. Odion Ighalo’s deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, only for Costa to fire in and earn Chelsea a point.GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 32, 64. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 42; IGHALO 56.LIVERPOOL 1LEICESTER CITY 0Leicester saw their nine-match unbeaten Premier League run ended by Liverpool substitute Christian Benteke. The Reds were rewarded when Roberto Firmino’s pull-back from the left was steered in by a stretching Benteke. Leicester offered little threat, Nathan Dyer going closest as they failed to score for the first time this season.GOALS:- LIVERPOOL:BENTEKE 63.MANCHESTER CITY 4SUNDERLAND 1Manchester City put pressure on the leaders when enjoying a convincing win over Sunderland. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring and the lead was doubled through Yaya Toure’s 20-yard drive before Wilfried Bony headed in. The Belgian calmly scored before Fabio Borini’s consolation, as Bony skied a penalty later on.GOALS:- CITY: STERLING 12; Y TOURE 17; BONY 22; DE BRUYNE 54. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 59.NEWCASTLE UNITED 0EVERTON 1Tom Cleverley scored at the death as Everton secured a first Barclays Premier League win in five games at Newcastle The midfielder headed home after Rob Elliot – who had made several saves throughout – raced off his line to punch away a corner. Georginio Wijnaldum went closest for Newcastle, but his powerful header was saved by Tim Howard. The win moves Everton up to ninth while Newcastle drop back into the relegation zone.GOAL:- EVERTON:CLEVERLEY 90.SOUTHAMPTON 4ARSENAL 0Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they were thrashed by Southampton at St Mary’s. Saints full-back Cuco Martina marked his first league start with a stunning goal, curling in from 30 yards out. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott missed free headers, before Shane Long slotted from close range and Jose Fonte headed in the third. Long struck the post with three minutes remaining, but managed to add a fourth through the legs of Petr Cech.It could have been even worse for the visitors. Virgil van Dijk had a header ruled out for offside, while Dusan Tadic’s dipping strike was pushed away by Cech.GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: MARTINA 19; LONG 55,; 90’FONTE 69′.STOKE CITY 2MANCHESTER UNITED 0Manchester United suffered a fourth straight defeat – for the first time since 1961 – to increase the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal. Bojan Krkic broke opened the scoring following a poor header back to David de Gea from Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to play it back to the Spanish forward. Stoke went 2-0 ahead through Marko Arnautovic.GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN 19; ARNAUTOVIC 26.SWANSEA CITY 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Swansea overcame West Brom to secure their first win in more than two months and climb out of the relegation zone. Ki Sung-yeung stabbed in the only goal of the game after goalkeeper Boaz Myhill failed to hold a loose ball from Angel Rangel’s shot. West Brom rarely threatened in the first half, but pressed forward more after the interval.GOAL:- SWANSEA: KI 9.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 NORWICH CITY 0Tottenham recorded a convincing win over Norwich, thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and one from Tom Carroll. Norwich had the better chances early on, but faded away after conceding a penalty that Kane scored. The England striker doubled Spurs’ lead before the break after being set up by the impressive Dele Alli.GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE PEN 26, 42; CARROLL 80.
SANTA FE SPRINGS – From classroom resources to natural resources, conservation is the name of the game this year for freshman science students at Santa Fe High School. This month, these students embarked on a yearlong project to explore how solar energy can be used to purify water through the use of stills, all under the watchful eyes of teachers Lori Rutherford and Ben Balarie. But it wouldn’t have been possible without a $10,000 grant the teachers won from BP America’s A+ for Energy program, which recognizes innovative energy education activities in the classroom. The money was a windfall, said Rutherford, 32, because school budgets are tight, and there hasn’t been any room to buy new lab materials and supplies. But now, their science students will have hands-on experience in water and energy conservation while the classroom inherits new solar stills, reusable probe wear and laptop computers. “If you’re going to do science experiments, you need the materials to do it,” said Rutherford, who began teaching at Santa Fe two years ago. “Anytime that students can touch things in the learning process or keep their own data organized and see it change over time is great,” she said. “They’re already fascinated by it – and we’ve only just begun.” The yearlong project is called “Solar Stills as a Source of Sustainable Water” and was designed by Rutherford and Balarie to meet the requirements of the “A+ For Energy” grant. It’s aimed and helping students determine through the scientific process whether it’s feasible to use solar energy to create clean water. “It allows us to teach students creative problem-solving, and give them awareness of alternative resources,” said Balarie, 30, a former research assistant at the biotechnology company Amgen. “That’s really where the future lies.” Last week, the integrated-science students spread out to different points on campus to measure the intensity of sunlight. They’ll return to these spots throughout the year to continue gathering data to support the project. Then, students will take a trip to a water purification plant in El Segundo, where they’ll be able to see that science at work – and possibly inspire them to seek careers in the science field. Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent of the Whittier Union High School District, said teachers are always challenged to “find a way to make what we teach in the classroom meaningful to the lives of students.” As such, Thorstenson said, the district is grateful for the $10,000 grant because it “allows excellent teachers such as Lori Rutherford and Ben Balarie to incorporate issues of importance to our students into our classrooms.” Neither teacher plans to stop applying for classroom grants – mostly because, Rutherford says, “we don’t have a lot of money, period.” At the same time, Balarie said they want to continue coming up with “new things that are in keeping with our standards, (are) energy-related, fun and instructional – and benefit the school with new equipment.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!