first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-2)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, HUTH,MORGAN, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,VARDY, ULLOABOURNEMOUTH (4-4-1-1)KING,ARTER,STANISLAS, SURMAN, GOSLING, RITCHIE,DANIELS, COOK,FRANCIS, SMITH,BORUCLeicester start 2016 as joint-top leaders of the Barclays Premier League, though they are second on goal difference following the 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City. Tuesday’s result was a surprise given that teams were joint leading scorers on 37 goals apiece.Leicester return to the King Power Stadium having won five and drawn three of nine games; only title-rivals Arsenal have won there so far. Leicester have now gone two games without a goal – for the first time since March. If they don’t score against Bournemouth it will be the first time since November 2014 that they will have gone three without scoring.Bournemouth lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Monday and face another daunting prospect. The defeat at the Emirates was Bournemouth’s second game in a row without a goal but only the sixth time this season that they have failed to score.The Cherries have lost six and drawn one of their 10 away games so far this season and when the teams met earlier this season at the Vitality Stadium it finished 1-1 with Jamie Vardy netting the equaliser from the penalty spot.But Bournemouth have lost on their last two visits to Leicester and last won there on Boxing Day 1988 in the old Second Division.Bournemouth miss Christian Atsu, Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson.Leicester test Jeffrey Schlupp and must check on Danny Drinkwater, who returned against City after a two-match absence.last_img read more

US takes Canada off priority watch list on intellectual property

first_imgOTTAWA — The United States is moving Canada off a priority watch list of countries that it says have failed to enforce intellectual-property rights.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is, however, keeping Canada on a lower-level watch list over continuing concerns with online piracy and pharmaceuticals patents.Canada was added to the priority watch list last year along with 11 other countries, including China, India and Russia, that the U.S. deems the worst offenders when it comes to intellectual property.The decision to take Canada off that list coincides with the signing of the new North American free-trade deal, which U.S. officials say will pave the way to better intellectual-property protections in Canada.They also credit tougher penalties in court cases and a recent crackdown on counterfeit goods at a Toronto-area mall as evidence of a tougher stance on violators.Despite this, U.S. officials say they remain concerned about weak protections at the border and online against counterfeit or pirated goods as well as proposed changes to drug patents.The Canadian Presslast_img read more