Kevin De Bruyne believes Carabao Cup final success on Sunday will spur Manchester City on for the rest of the campaign but warned against complacency.The League Cup has proved to be a good omen for City as they have gone on to win the Premier League twice after securing the trophy both in 2014 and 2018.And De Bruyne says it crucial to keep fighting on four fronts for as long as possible.“We have the first final on Sunday and, of course, it’s the first title you can win,” he told the club website.“We’ve won it three times in the last six years I think it’s always nice to win it.“Out of the four titles we are trying for, we know it is considered the lesser of the four, but we don’t think like that – it’s one of only four trophies you can win, and we want to win it.“Plus, it always helps to win something. If at the end of the year you win something you can say that.“You always want to win the big ones, but if you don’t win the big ones then at least you have something to show for it in an OK season.De Bruyne equally hinted on Liverpool’s challenge this season suggesting the title will be too close to call this season.“We are in a good position in the league. Obviously, we want to be champions again and we are still there which means we have been busy, and we are doing well.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The standards we set last year were so high and have never been done before so to repeat that it’s almost impossible.“We only lost 13 points in 38 games which is unbelievable and now Liverpool are probably at the same pace that we were last year, and we are a little bit below that.”[email protected] weaving some Wembley magic!🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/K5zW7RthXT— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 23, 2019De Bruyne will face his former club Chelsea in a Wembley final for the first time on Sunday.He has respect for his former employers and says the 6-0 win at the Etihad a fortnight ago won’t matter when the teams walk out at Wembley.“We need to be on top of our game because if we are not on top it is a game we can lose easily.“They have a very good squad and the quality and difference is minimal so everybody on the day will have to be on top form.”
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Two conservation groups last week protected a 780-acre farm in California’s Lompoc Valley surrounded on three sides by Vandenberg Air Force Base from future residential development using $1.5 million in funding from two federal agencies.The funding came from DOD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program and the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. The Trust for Public Land worked out the details of the agricultural conservation easement, which will be held and monitored by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.“Protection of the Jordan Farms property is entirely compatible with the mission of Vandenberg Air Force Base and will provide more flexibility to the base’s Western Range and Launch Operations when considering new technologies, launch vehicles and project development,” said Kenneth Domako, Vandenberg’s chief of planning and programs.“As the first easement adjacent to a military installation in part funded by California NRCS, it clearly provides a productive buffer ripe with many mutual benefits for agriculture and defense,” said State Conservationist Carlos Suarez.The farm grows a variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables including brussels sprouts, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce, and supplies restaurants, grocery stores and farmers’ markets throughout Santa Barbara County, according to a press release from the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.