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  • MONACO, MARILYN MARTHA (nee: Parente)

    first_img82, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on December 22, 2017. She was the wife to the late Dominick V. Monaco and the mother to Joseph Monaco and his wife Lisa and to Patricia Monaco. Marilyn is survived by her sister Leona Condon and husband Jack and her brother Joseph Parente and wife Kathleen Bachand, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and close friends. In lieu of any flowers, please make donations in Marilyn’s memory to The Simpson Baber Foundation for The Autistic with envelopes provided at the funeral home or with a link found at www.MigliaccioFuneralHome.com. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

  • Ocean City Moves to Offer Free Beach Tags to All Veterans

    first_imgA new measure would offer free beach tags to all U.S. military veterans who visit Ocean City beaches.In a 6-0 vote on Thursday, City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would give free beach tags to all military veterans.A public hearing and potentially final vote on the measure is scheduled for April 24.The ordinance would eliminate the fees for anybody who has served in the U.S. military for at least 90 days.Ocean City collected $3.9 million in beach tag revenue in 2013, and the meeting included no  discussion of any potential impact on revenue.“My thinking is that it’s a small matter,” said Councilman Pete Guinosso, who recused himself from the vote as the only veteran on the seven-member council.The measure was sponsored by Councilman Keith Hartzell, Councilman Mike Allegretto and Council President Tony Wilson.The proposed amendment reads as follows:“No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons who have served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and who were discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable and who either have served at least 90 days in active duty or have been discharged or released from active duty by reason of a service-incurred injury or disability. … The Director of Financial Management shall also establish procedures pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Adjutant General of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs pertaining to veteran eligibility for this beach fee exemption.”While the ordinance designates Finance Director Frank Donato to come up with a procedure, it appears as if the city is leaning toward designating a single location (City Hall) for verification of veteran status and distribution of the free tags.“We need to make sure it goes to the people that fully deserve it,” Hartzell said.The local measure is made possible by a bill Gov. Chris Christie signed in January permitting towns to provide the free or discounted beach tags to veterans.Ocean City already offers free beach tags for active-duty members and their spouses and children. City Council passed that measure in October 2011.Ocean City has charged for access to public beaches since the 1970s. Seasonal beach tags cost $20 (if purchased before June 1) and $25 during the season. All persons age 12 and older must purchase a beach tag to use the beach between June 7 and Sept. 1.Beach tags can be purchased online (with a $5 shipping fee): Order Ocean City NJ Beach Tags.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Cake Break Day to raise multiple sclerosis funding

    first_imgOn April 28, thousands of people around the country will host an MS Cake Break party to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.The society wants bakers and ingredients companies to get involved by promoting the event to customers, encouraging them to buy cakes to host coffee mornings or afternoon teas or even bake special MS Cake Break cakes to sell.Bakers are being encouraged to host their own Cake Break event, either for their employees or customers, in order to promote their products and raise funds to help people with MS. This year, MS Cake Break Day hopes to raise over £150,000. l To receive a free host pack, you can register online at www.mssociety.org.uk/cakebreak or telephone the Cake Break hotline on 0870 760 5606.last_img read more

  • The Roots Bring D’Angelo, John Mayer, Common, Dave Chappelle, and Rahzel To Roots Picnic [Review/Videos]

    first_imgYesterday, the New York City-based Roots Picnic kicked off in Bryant Park. Typically held in their home town of Philadelphia in early June, this marks the first time the event has been held in New York, giving The Roots and their various musical friends an opportunity to showcase their diverse skills in their adopted home town. The first day of the two-day festival featured a diverse lineup, with a set by comedian and Chappelle’s Show co-writer Neal Brennan, DJ sets by The Roots’ versatile drummer Questlove and radio icons Stretch & Bobbito, and a fun performance from pop upstarts X Ambassadors. However, it was the show’s final set of the evening that really made an impact, as The Roots would bring out a bevy of special guests over two-and-a-half hours to create a unique and awesome showcase of hip hop, funk, soul, pop, and r&b.The Roots kicked things off with a series of deep-cuts, including a performance of the jazzy Things Fall Apart track “Dynamite!”, giving Black Thought an early opportunity to show off his impressive skills on the mic. The band then started off “Proceed”, the lead single from their debut record Do You Want More, before following that up with breakthrough hit “Act Two (Love of My Life)”, which featured a guest spot by Common, who rapped his verse from the record with an undeniable energy. Common then stuck around to perform a mini set, performing “Go” and “The Food” from his 2005 album Be, before performing a topical and political freestyle that truly connected with the audience.Common left the stage, and the Roots returned for another Things Fall Apart classic in “The Next Movement”, which featured a jam that eventually fizzled out into a solo segment by MPC finger drumming master Jeremy Ellis. If you aren’t familiar with Ellis, he is a nerdy looking British dude that creates huge beats on multiple MPC drum machines using nothing but his fingers. He is a sight to behold, running through a few distinct jams based around “Gonna Fly Now” aka “The Rocky Theme”, a James Brown track, and a celebratory run through the theme from Super Mario Bros. Ellis whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his unique musical talent, and he is an artist that needs to be seen to be believed.Next up, Black Thought introduced John Mayer, who treated the excited fans to one of his first sets of solo material since October 2015. Of course, Mayer spent the past 10 months on tour with Dead & Company, but fans got to see Mayer in band-leader mode when he walked on stage with The Roots. He brought veteran bassist and John Mayer Trio member Pino Palladino with him to play the set, and he did not disappoint, linking up with his old friend Questlove to make up an impressive rhythm section that ruled the stage for the rest of the evening. Mayer would open the set with a solo ballad before dropping into a funky version of “Waiting on the World to Change” that was taken down a few steps to meet Mayer’s new vocal range. Mayer was on fire on guitar, pushing the band into full improv mode for a lengthy jam. The band then launched into a heartfelt version of “Gravity” that brought the house down with several impressive, Eric Clapton-esque guitar solos. The band then finished off Mayer’s portion of the evening with the funky, reggae-tinged cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” that he’s been playing in his live show for years.Watch John Mayer perform “Gravity” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” with The Roots, courtesy of YouTube user shuamaniOf course, just because he was done with his portion of the show, doesn’t mean John Mayer was done for the evening. He stuck around to perform “You Got Me” with The Roots, adding rhythm guitar while Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots crushed his traditional solo on the soulful track. The band then left the stage as beatbox master Rahzel entered. Rahzel’s shtick is a bit tired at this point, even if it remains ridiculously impressive. Yes, he did his “Transformers” segment, yes he performed “If Your Mother Only Knew” (and yes he did the beat and the chorus at the same time). The best part of his segment was easily when he and Black Thought teamed up to perform Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh‘s “La Di Da Di”.Finally, it seemed time for D’Angelo to take the stage, when, out of nowhere, Dave Chappelle was introduced. He walked on stage and said “If I’m here it means two things. Kevin Hart isn’t available, and D’Angelo is late.” Needless to say, Questlove and Black Thought cracked up at his commentary, as the stage was set up around them for D’Angelo’s massive band. When the band took the stage, Pino Palladino re-joined the band (he is D’Angelo’s long time bass player as well), as well as Mayer, who would join D’Angelo for the entire set as lead guitarist. D’Angelo himself was incredible, with his unique soulful vocals reminiscent of Prince or James Brown.The band was extremely tight, with Questlove leading the charge throughout as they ran through songs from throughout D’Angelo’s career. “Brown Sugar” and “Playa Playa” were both highlights from D’Angelo’s Voodoo record, as the singer absolutely owned the stage with his awesome abilities as a frontman and band leader. The set also featured a healthy dose of material from his remarkable 2014 album Black Messiah, including an awesome take on “Back to the Future (Part I)”.  Mayer had a goofy grin on his face throughout the set, seemingly in disbelief that he got take part in this set. He returned his excitement ten-fold, with a number of wild guitar solos that added a unique element to D’Angelo’s set. It was truly a “had-to-be-there” moment, and all the musicians on stage knew it, as everyone on stage was jubilant as the set came to a close.Here’s over an hour of fan-shot footage, which includes the entire D’Angelo segment, courtesy of YouTube user Dear Marie BR:This was a truly incredible showcase of music that will not be soon forgotten! The Roots return to Bryant Park today for three wild sets, backing up David Byrne, Nile Rodgers, and Wu-Tang Clan in an ode to NYC as they bring their NYC Roots Picnic to a close.last_img read more

  • Aftermath of a world at war

    first_img War story Courtesy of VII Photo Agency Finding family Congolese children arrive at a temporary resting place before being reunited with their families by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Here, Ozias Kambale Pimo, 11, from Kiwanja, speaks about whether his parents are still alive. Photo by Ron Haviv Working with wounded A doctor works with an amputee patient in an Afghanistan medical facility. Photo by James Nachtwey Consider Mama Louise, a woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country that in a decade of civil war has suffered 3 million dead. Two years ago, rogue fighters killed her husband before her eyes. Then she was raped, as were her 81-year-old mother and her three daughters.Mama Louise was in a coma for 21 days, but emerged to start a new life counseling women hurt in similar ways.Her story is one of many told in “Our World at War,” a traveling exhibit of photos on display through Oct. 14 at the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South.“We do a lot of data” about war and its aftermath, said emergency physician Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), which sponsored the exhibit. “But nothing can quite capture it like images.”The images in the show, which are presented on handsome panels and accompanied by tersely stunning text, are powerful. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) commissioned five award-winning photojournalists from the VII Photo Agency to document the aftermath of recent conflicts. (Funding also came from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.)The photojournalists went to the nation of Georgia, where Antonin Kratochvil documented the little-known penumbra of the 2008 war with Russia.Franco Pagetti visited scenes of rebel fighting in Colombia. In Lebanon, one of his subjects was Hasniyye Yehia Tawiyyeh, who lost her husband and son after the 2006 Israeli invasion. Her stark, stolid portrait, “Loss Upon Loss,” is in the exhibit. “She let me get into her soul,” said Pagetti.His voice, and those of other photographers, is part of the exhibit’s looped video, which is itself a kaleidoscope of powerful images.James Nachtwey traveled to the Philippines, where in Mindanao rebels broke a ceasefire in 2008, sending 250,000 peasants fleeing into the countryside. They remain there, haunted and poor.Another of Nachtwey’s photos, from Afghanistan, shows an ICRC specialist in orthopedics bracing a bearded man who is propped upright on two new artificial legs.Christopher Morris went to Liberia, a country that until 2003 was rent by 14 years of civil war. The scars remain, he said, including endemic rape, child abandonment, displaced villagers, and the legacy of child soldiers.One of his images is of Liberian boys playing amputee football — soccer on a barren field. Most of the players are on crutches, one with a single, footless leg dangling. Another player, shoulders hunched, hops toward the ball on a prosthetic.Ron Haviv, a veteran war photojournalist, traveled to Haiti. One of his images shows a food stall in the shantytown of Cité Soleil. For sale were mud cakes mixed with salt and butter, all the “food” that some could afford on earnings of less than a dollar a day.For years, Cité Soleil had been a free-fire zone for rival gangs. One day, Roudeline Lamy was caught in the crossfire. Haviv photographed the young mother on the concrete floor of her shack. Next to her was her 3-year-old daughter, naked and paralyzed from the waist down. She was dropped the moment her mother was shot in the stomach.Haviv traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he met and photographed Mama Louise. Her face in the portrait is squeezed into the lower right-hand corner of the frame. All that shows is one haunted eye. Louise now counsels other women, “with an amazing resilience I find almost impossible to understand,” said Haviv, who was at the Harvard opening Sept. 9. “Every day, she relives her own trauma through the lives of others.”There’s still a role for photojournalism, he said, even in a world awash in images of horror that sometimes suffers from charity fatigue. Images such as those in the exhibit, said Haviv, have the power to influence minds, to change the lives of their subjects, and to remind viewers of the world’s most unpleasant realities.“It is high art to bring a reality here,” said physician and disaster-relief veteran Jennifer Leaning, director of Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Returning from chaotic and violent parts of the world, she said, “We try to tell the story,” but “there’s something about photojournalism that does it better.”The images in the exhibit are disturbing, said Deborah Jackson, CEO of American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, “but they are important. They remind us you just can’t forget.”Still, why war photos at Harvard? The academic environment “is an extremely important place to have this work,” said Haviv, now entering his 21st year as a photographer. For one, he said, the show can reach the minds and hearts of those who some day will go out and change the world.Links between academe and disaster-relief practitioners such as the ICRC are strong now, said Leaning, a former co-director of HHI, “and we are interested in stronger linkages.”That includes offering academic events related to the photo exhibit. HHI will host a panel called “Drawing a Distinction Between Civilians and Combatants” on Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tsai Auditorium.Early next month at Tufts University, HHI will co-sponsor a three-day international conference on “crisis mapping,” an emergent pursuit that melds technology and human rights.HHI also will co-sponsor a panel called “Depicting Conflict: The Role of the Photojournalist,” on Oct. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the CGIS Belfer Case Study Room.center_img Fleeing from violence On the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines, government forces have been fighting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for decades. The conflict has claimed thousands of lives. Despite a 2003 ceasefire, violence erupted in August 2008 forcing over 250,000 civilians to flee their homes. Photo by James Nachtwey Against all odds The Liberian national amputee football team, known as the Lone Stars, practice for their upcoming Africa Cup tournament in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo by Christopher Morris Daily bread Bakers work through a November night in 2008 in Tyre, South Governorate, Lebanon. During the 2006 Lebanon War with Israel, almost all bakeries in Tyre closed down. Thanks to the fuel and flour provided in part by the International Committee of the Red Cross, this bakery produced up to four tons of bread a day, enough to feed 100,000 people, both Palestinians and Lebanese. Volunteers worked in two shifts, 18 hours a day. Photo by Franco Pagetti last_img read more

  • Saint Mary’s women to take alternative trip

    first_imgThe trip will also provide students an opportunity for spiritual reflection, the Web site said. “Students are always seeking new ways to help and to learn. This gives a great opportunity for both and it’s not too far away,” Call said. “The OCSE is committed to offering as many options as possible for students to discover their passions and interests. Plus, the Indianapolis Peace Institute is a fabulous organization.” “It’s a different way to spend your break time — one that helps others while enriching your own life,” Call said. According to the Web site, “this special house allows for building community through preparing and eating meals together as well as facilitating discussion and reflection.”The program will run from March 6-12, the Web site said.  The trip will provide students an opportunity to participate in service projects while on break.  According to the Saint Mary’s Web site, participants will have a chance to learn about a variety of issues involving women. The Web site said the 2010 Alternative Spring Break trip will focus on domestic and sexual violence against women, human trafficking, women’s health issues and women in the criminal justice field.  “Students will be involved in learning about a variety of social issues, especially those related to women, while also engaging in hands-on service,” Call said. Alternative Spring Break is a program coordinated by OCSE in conjunction with the Indianapolis Peace Institute (IPI). Saint Mary’s alumna Kate Williams is responsible for the program this year. The Web site said students will reside in a restored home owned by IPI.  Additionally, the Web site said, “Local leaders, representatives from agencies within Indianapolis and clients and those affected by the issues will provide information, insight and inspiration.” Instead of taking time out to rest and relax during Spring Break, several Saint Mary’s students will be spending the week helping others.The College offers an Alternative Spring Break experience each year designed to give students a chance to learn about social issues while participating in service.Carrie Call, director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE), said 12 students plan on attending this year. Call said 12 is both the ideal and suggested limit for attendance. last_img read more

  • Pasquerilla East builds community among residents

    first_imgSince 1981, the Pasquerilla East (PE) Pyros have relished in a creating a vibrant community, helping students grow in faith and dedicating themselves service. Throughout the years, these women have bonded through spiritual retreats, athletics and daily class work. Pasquerilla East was the first dorm constructed with the intention of housing women. Initially the Pink Elephants, the residents of PE changed their mascot after the development of their flag football team. They chose red and black as their colors to stand out from the other dorms, thus becoming the Pyros.Junior Alexa Bradley, president of Pasquerilla East, said she is constantly impressed with the strong sisterhood she sees among residents. “The community is overall welcoming and we have similar lifestyles,” Bradley said. “We do work together and hang out together.”Junior Jackie Weinrich, vice president of PE, said she appreciates the work that all residents, and especially the RAs, have done in encouraging community, creating fun events and providing sweet desserts. “We like to work hard, play hard, if you will,” Weinrich said. Bradley also said that PE’s weekly hall council meeting brings residents together.“We always have substantial participation and attendance at hall council and people want to be commissioners every semester,” Bradley said. “Every meeting is pretty full and we always have snacks and fun activities.”One of PE’s signature events is Silent Night Silent Auction, an annual Christmastime celebration that encourages participation from students, but also professors and their families. Pasquerilla East donates the money raised from the auction and all of its other fundraising events to Hannah’s House, a charity for moms, expectant mothers and children. “This year we’re trying to get in more contact with the women and children and increase the bond with them,” Bradley said. One of hall council’s goals for the year was to increase dorm involvement by freshmen, Bradley said.“This was important so we tried to make the things that we did more fun,” Bradley said. “We wanted the upperclassmen to be excited for everything so that our freshmen would also be more excited. We’ve had a great response from freshmen this year.”Additionally, PE’s hall council is working on a new signature event to be revealed later this spring and is building stronger connections with weekly service opportunities. Both Bradley and Weinrich said that PE’s athletics are important to the identity of the dorm and are an easy way to get residents connected with the dorm community. “We have a strong flag football team, great dorm sports and a lot of spirit in PE,” Weinrich said. “People are always willing to get involved. Community is part of our tradition.”PE also boasts a strong spiritual life and a well-designed spiritual, reflective and meditative retreat every year, Bradley said. “It’s quiet time alone but you also get to be in community with others,” Bradley said. “There’s a lot of spiritual life in the dorm and we are welcoming to all faiths.”Weinrich said she believes that PE stands out among other Notre Dame dorms because of a sense of belonging among residents.“I wanted to give back a little more as vice president,” Weinrich said. “We’re the hottest dorm on campus and we have a strong community. It’s so easy to make a connection to the people I’ve met in PE and to feel at home.”Tags: dorm features, Pasquerilla East, PE, Silent Night Silent Auctionlast_img read more

  • Daily Dirt: February 20, 2013

    first_imgNational Parks Budget on the Chopping Block…just like everything else. If it takes effect on March 1, the sequester will slash $110 million from the National Park System budget for its 398 parks, monuments, and historic sites. The effects will obviously reverberate nationally, but for our region this could mean closing campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park or visitor centers along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now, across the nation activists are pressuring Congress to figure out a solution to avoid the cuts. If they don’t parks across the nation could see less rangers, dirtier trailheads and unkept grounds. National Parks draw 280 million visits a year, making them one of the most public and accessible agencies affected by the sequester.More from the Washington Post.Blizzards Up, Snow Down?Recent studies on climate change is shedding some light on what we can expect in the coming years as a result of the gradual warming of the planet: more blizzards, but less snow overall. This news has most of the media, especially those on the right side of the aisle, into a frenzy and although it may seem contradictory, the science is sound. Warmer air is able to hold more moisture so when it does snow we will see more epic snow events like the ones we saw in New England this past winter. The AP explains: “A warmer world is likely to decrease the overall amount of snow falling each year and shrink the snow season. But when it is cold enough for a snowstorm to hit, the slightly warmer air is often carrying more moisture, producing potentially historic blizzards.” There you have it. More big dumps, less dumpage overall.More from Grist.orgBike Commuting Gender Gap ExplainedWhen it comes to commuting by bicycle, the ratio of men to women is often cited as 2:1 or 3:1, yet in most of Europe the ratio is fairly even. Why? Ohio State University’s Gulasah Akar may have the answer. A study conducted at his school revealed that the biggest concern for women on bikes is safety, including traffic concerns and a lack of bike lanes. These safety concerns were also present with the men surveyed, but not as much. Is it a sign of male machismo? Possibly, but the results of the study concluded that “women are less likely to feel safe” on a bike than a man. The recommendations from the researchers encourage campuses and cities to build more infrastructure for bikes – bike lanes and off-road bike paths – which should increase ridership in general, for both sexes.More at The Atlantic Cities.last_img read more

  • 2018 continues the growth of the previous year according to the number of international arrivals

    first_imgAccording to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the number of international arrivals increased by 7% in 2017, which is the biggest jump since the record 2010. The growth of tourist visits also had a significant impact on exports generated by tourism. In 2017, it jumped to $ 1.6 trillion making tourism the third largest exporter in the world.Publication UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2018 Edition suggests that in 2017, 1.323 million tourists filtered the world, which is, by comparison, 84 million more tourists than in 2016. The sector has enjoyed a steady growth in arrivals for the last 8 years. The highest growth was recorded in the regions of Europe and Africa, which jumped from 8 to 9%.In 2017, the number of internationally issued invoices also increased by 5%. In addition to the $ 1.3 trillion that the destinations earned according to the records of issued invoices, international tourism generated an additional $ 240 billion through international transportation of foreigners. This raised total tourist exports to an impressive $ 1.6 trillion, or $ 4 billion per day. The latter corresponds to 7% of world exports.Such good results in the previous year are the result of continued demand for travel to destinations around the world, including those countries that have suffered in recent years due to security challenges. Strong demand was recorded in all virtual markets, and also good statistics contributed to the large return of the Brazilian and Russian markets.The leader in world consumption is again China. Last year, it spent 258 billion US dollars on international tourism, which is approximately one fifth of the total world tourist spending in 2017, which amounted to 1.3 trillion US dollars, which is 94 billion more than in 2016.Among the leading markets and destinations in the world in 2017, Spain stood out as the second most visited destination in the world in terms of the number of tourist arrivals. France leads Spain, while Japan has also established itself as one of the top ten destinations in terms of tourism earnings. According to the same criteria, Russia is in the eighth place of world consumers.Available information for 2018 confirmed the continued strong growth of international tourism, with an increase in arrivals of 6% between January and April.Side dish: UNWTO Tourism Highlights: 2018 Editionlast_img read more

  • Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool

    first_imgFrank Lampard has demanded more from summer signing Christian Pulisic (Picture: Getty)Bournemouth have lost five in a row leading up to their trip to Stamford Bridge. Eddie Howe is one of the Premier League’s most highly-rated young managers and his team’s slump is a big test of his skills. They’ve had some luck at Stamford Bridge over the years but I expect Frank Lampard’s young team to outplay them and win fairly comfortably.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0.Sheffield United v Aston VillaBoth teams were promoted from the Championship at the end of last season but it’s the Blades have performed more impressively in the top flight so far, 11 places above their opponents on Saturday. Bramall Lane is fast becoming the type of ground teams fear to visit and I don’t think Villa will come away with anything.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-0.Leicester v NorwichI keep thinking Leicester must lose soon but they keep winning. They are having an unbelievable season under Brendan Rodgers and that man Vardy deserves all the plaudits. Norwich, on the other hand, are in deep trouble, four points from safety and second from bottom. Leicester are now Liverpool’s main title rivals and the Foxes will keep the pressure on with a win here. 2-0.Southampton v West Ham Dimitar BerbatovFriday 13 Dec 2019 10:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Dimitar Berbatov previews this weekend’s Premier League action including Arsenal v Man City (Picture: Getty / Metro)It was another more than satisfactory week for the English sides in European action with all our Premier League sides making progress to the knockout stages.The attention quickly switches back to domestic matters, however, with Freddie Ljungberg facing the sternest test of his managerial credentials to date as Arsenal entertain Manchester City in this weekend’s box office Premier League encounter.Rampant Leicester and Jamie Vardy will hope to at least keep pace with Liverpool, given they host Norwich at the King Power with the Reds in action against lowly Watford.Manchester United will hope to maintain their improved form when they host an Everton side reinvigorated by Duncan Ferguson, while at the other end of the table West Ham and Southampton meet in a classic relegation six-pointer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBetfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov reviews the action exclusively for Metro.co.uk…Liverpool v Watford Advertisement Defeat could spell the sack for West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini (Picture: Getty)According to a few players I know, Manuel Pellegrini is one of the best managers to play for and a genuinely good guy. He needs his West Ham team to play for him at St Mary’s, that’s for sure, otherwise the Chilean is likely to be out of a job. I don’t see the Hammer’s losing against this struggling Saints team but they might have to settle for a point.AdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 1-1.Man U v EvertonI was very happy after the Manchester derby because United fully deserved their victory over City. Everton aren’t a small team but United should always beat them at Old Trafford. I love Duncan Ferguson and last week you could see his energy flowing through Everton when they beat Chelsea. This won’t be easy for United but, if they play with as much desire as they have done in the past two league games, I can see them winning this one by a couple of goals.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-1.Wolves v TottenhamThis is probably the most interesting match of the weekend, with Jose Mourinho taking his rejuvenated Spurs side to face Wolves, one of the most attractive teams in the Premier League. Wolves are on an incredible nine match unbeaten run but I have a feeling that it will end on Sunday and Spurs can sneak this.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-2.Arsenal v Man Citycenter_img Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool Advertisement Liverpool were boosted on Friday by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to sign a new long-term contract (Picture: Getty)It’s the Premier League leaders against the bottom club and there can surely only be one winner at Anfield. Watford have scored one goal and taken just one point in their last four matches and they need to find a win from somewhere if they’re to stay in the top flight. That’s not going to happen on Saturday and Liverpool will take another three points to keep their title bid on track.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0.Burnley v NewcastleBurnley have a reputation for being one of the toughest teams to beat in the Premier League but they’ve lost their last three matches, conceding 11 goals. Newcastle look like they’re on the up under Steve Bruce, winning two in a row since their draw with Man City. The Clarets know they need a win and Sean Dyche will have them up for this one, so I’m backing a narrow home win.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1.Chelsea v Bournemouth Arsenal finally returned to winning way in the Premier League at West Ham on Monday (Picture: Getty)The Premier League title is now out of City’s reach but they will still give everything to the race, starting with their trip to Arsenal on Sunday. Arsenal were poor against Standard Liege in midweek before two late goals grabbed them a draw. You really don’t know how Arsenal will perform but I expect them to raise their game for City’s visit and can see them getting a draw.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-2.Crystal Palace v BrightonUnder Graham Potter, Brighton are becoming difficult to beat. Recently, they’ve drawn with Wolves, beaten Arsenal and only lost 2-1 at Anfield, so Potter is doing a good job. On Monday night he faces Roy Hodgson, one of the most experienced managers in the top flight. There are only two places between the teams but home advantage could count for a lot in a game that fans see as a derby and I see Palace winning.AdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 2-0.MORE: What Liverpool target Takumi Minamino has said about Premier League moveMORE: Owen Hargreaves predicts Man Utd and Arsenal will not finish in the Premier League top fourlast_img read more