MANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday, the latest English Premier League setback at Old Trafford for JosÈ Mourinho’s team.A week after winning the League Cup for United with a double against Southampton at Wembley Stadium, Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating return to league action by seeing his 72nd-minute penalty clawed away by Artur Boruc.Ibrahimovic was involved in many of the flashpoints in a thrilling game, notably when he elbowed Tyrone Mings in the head moments after the defender appeared to tread on the face of Ibrahimovic late in the first half. The referee missed both incidents and the players could face retrospective action by the English Football Association.”I jump up and jump high and he jumps into my elbow,” Ibrahimovic said of the incident with Mings, who denied he intended to hurt Ibrahimovic with his apparent stamp.As part of the same incident, Andrew Surman was sent off for collecting a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic in an angry reaction to the striker’s challenge on Mings.ROJO’S FIRST GOALEarlier, Marcos Rojo’s first league goal was cancelled out by former United player Josh King’s penalty after Phil Jones fouled Marc Pugh. That was Bournemouth’s only shot on target.It was a 10th league draw of the season for United, who were seeking a victory to climb from sixth place – the position where Mourinho’s team has been for the past few months as it recovers from a poor start to the campaign.”What happened was that we played phenomenal in the first half and should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0, then it ended up 1-1,” Mourinho said.Other results: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1; Leicester 3 Hull City 1; Stoke City 2 Middlesbrough 0; Swansea 3 Burnley 2; Watford 3 Southampton 4; West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2.
…as entity clamps down on illegal repackagingThe Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has seized close to 90 bags of flour from several shops and supermarkets on the East Coast of Demerara and Georgetown. Reports are the seizures were part of its ongoing campaign to clamp down on the repackaging of the staple under unhealthy conditions. During the campaign, the GA-FDD inspectors visited several retail entities in Georgetown and on the lower East Coast corridor, where the repackaging practice is said to be prevalent.The Food and Drug Department was keen to note that this practice violates the country’s Food and Drug Act (Chapter 34:03) as well as Section (18) (1) of the Food and Drug Regulations and Part (6) (2) of the 1971 Food and Drugs Act.As such, importers and distributors who persist in repackaging under insanitary conditions will leave the department “with no other alternative than to rescind their licenses/permits to repackage and/or import wheaten flour in 45kg bags,” the GA-FDD warned.It was observed that these stores usually repackage the flour and offer it for sale in unlabelled plastic bags.However, the GA-FDD advised the public to only purchase flour that is in properly-labelled bags to help protect their health and safety.The agency also committed to conducting similar exercises across the country. “Similar exercises will be conducted nationwide by enforcers of the National Food and Safety Control Committee who will be authorised to carry out the implement action against wrongdoers in their respective regions,” the food and drug agency said.In January this year, the Department had warned that Daflon 500mg tablets are being counterfeited and circulated in the local market.While the original pills are sold in a white box with blue borders and contains sixty 500mg tablets that are further divided into four silver blister packs, each containing fifteen tablets, the counterfeited/fake product is sold in a white box with no border and contains sixty 500mg tablets that are further divided into six silver with blue blister packs, each containing ten tablets.Last September the GA-FDD urged consumers to make complaints against unauthentic products sold to them.According to the Director of the Department, Marlon Cole, there is an increased need for monitoring of supermarkets, especially with the recent incident where the popular milk powder was being relabelled.In January 2018 the GA-FDD said it will be moving to take legal actions against persons or businesses who are selling fake products on the local market.His statement was made after reports surfaced that a Bourda, Georgetown grocery store had sold a woman fake milk powder.