PSV Eindhoven retain Dutch title as Ajax falter on dramatic final day

first_imgPSV Eindhoven retained the Dutch league title after rivals Ajax Amsterdam blew their chance when they failed to beat second-bottom De Graafschap in a dramatic final round of matches on Sunday.PSV won 3-1 at PEC Zwolle to move to 84 points from 34 games, two more than Ajax who were held to a 1-1 draw when victory would have made them champions on goal difference.Luuk de Jong netted twice for PSV to take his season tally to 26 goals, one behind AZ Alkmaar’s Vincent Janssen at the top of the scorers list, after Jurgen Locadia had given them an early lead.It was a comfortable victory for manager Phillip Cocu to ensure back-to-back league titles at the expense of Ajax who will remember this day for many years as one of missed opportunity.They led the league for most of the season, only to falter against a team they have beaten in their last 13 meetings dating back to 2000.Amin Younes gave Ajax a 16th-minute lead to set them on their way but Bryan Smeets equalised for De Graafschap 10 minutes after halftime when he drilled the ball into the corner of the net from the edge of the area.Ajax had almost 60 percent possession and 21 shots on goal, but a precious second eluded them.De Graafschap now enter the relegation playoffs along with Willem II, who could not escape the bottom three despite a victory at Roda JC.Excelsior Rotterdam claimed a 2-0 win at relegated Cambuur to secure their survival while third-placed Feyenoord sealed a 1-0 home victory over NEC.advertisementThey will play in the Europa League next season along with AZ Alkmaar who finished fourth.Utrecht, Heracles Almelo, Groningen and PEC Zwolle will contest the Europa League playoff competition.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Healthy poke bowls and

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHealthy poke bowls and a herbal tea designed especially for Qantas are among the new dining choices on Qantas’ new 787 Dreamliner Perth to London menus to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag.The airline’s creative director of food, beverage and service, Neil Perry, said the new menus combined research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre with in-house experience of the Qantas and Rockpool teams to create dishes that encourage sleep at optimal times during the flight.“Working with clinical sleep specialists, nutritionists and metabolic scientists, we’ve designed new menu options using delicious ingredients that have added benefits of hydration, aiding sleep and reducing jetlag,” said Neil Perry.“The menu we are trialling on the Perth to London route will continue to offer a selection of customer favourites, but it has some special ingredient additions and exclusions.”Academic director of the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, Professor Stephen Simpson, said the next step in the research will involve trials with a group of Frequent Flyers using wearable technology and apps to collect data on sleeping and activity patterns, mental state, eating patterns and hydration before, during and after their long-haul flight.“Qantas’ new menu incorporates the latest scientific knowledge on nutrition and hydration and our scientists are excited by this opportunity to discover how the wide variety of influences work together during long haul flights.”Professor Stephen Simpson, Charles Perkins Centre, University of SydneyThe new menus will debut on Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner services from Perth to London on 24 March.Highlights of the new inflight menu across various cabins include:Probiotic Bc30-infused Botanica cold-pressed juice shotsA herbal tea that encourages relaxation, developed especially for Qantas by Dilmah, made from lemon verbena, chamomile and lemongrassDishes that feature ingredients to promote hydration such as green leafy vegetables, cucumber, strawberries and celeryTailoring specific ingredients (such as chilli) to particular times of the dayLighter meal options (e.g. tuna poke salad bowl)A hot chocolate bedtime drink with the combination of warm milk and chocolate containing the sleep-inducing amino acid Tryptophan to help prompt the body’s sleep cycleOrganic kombucha by Remedy: a live-cultured, sparkling drink full of natural probiotics that assist with digestionGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more