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Fernandes savours win over Pulis

first_imgChairman Tony Fernandes savoured QPR’s victory over West Brom and the man many Rangers fans wanted him to install as manager. Fernandes faced calls to appoint Tony Pulis before he was snapped up by Albion, whose form under the former Stoke boss means they are already virtually safe from relegation.The R’s, on the other hand, had lost all but one of their matches under head coach Chris Ramsey prior to their 4-1 win at The Hawthorns, but now have renewed home of avoiding the drop.And Fernandes tweeted: “Ramsey vs Pulis. Take a bow Chris. Enough said.Thank you from the bottom of my heart to away fans and the lads who ran and played for badge.”Ramsey vs Pulis. Take a bow Chris. Enough said.Thank you from the bottom of my heart to away fans and the lads who ran and played for badge— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) April 4, 2015Rangers won with goals from Eduardo Vargas, Charlie Austin, Bobby Zamora and Joey Barton and face a vital match against fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Tuesday.Austin tweeted: “Great team performance today and what a finish by zamo.”QPR winger Matty Phillips added: “Boom! 3 points ! Fans were great , onto Tuesday now! #R’sss.”And keeper Rob Green tweeted: “Big win today, need another on Tuesday. Fantastic support as always by the super hoops.”Midfielder Leroy Fer, who missed the game as he is still recovering from a knee injury, declared: “Fans were unreal again and nice to see us score 4 goals! Buzzin’ for the lads, but we have to keep this good feeling up towards tuesday.”Earlier in the day, Fer admitted his frustration at being sidelined.The Dutchman wrote: “Still gutted, can’t be out there to help the team, but I’ll be back soon.”See also:West Brom v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Downes takes over as AFC Wimbledon manager

first_imgWally Downes has been appointed AFC Wimbledon manager.The 57-year-old from Hammersmith made more than 200 appearances for Wimbledon as a player during the ‘Crazy Gang’ era of the 1980s.He has replaced Neal Ardley, who left the League One club last month and has since taken over as Notts County manager.Downes previously had a two-year spell as manager of Brentford, having worked as assistant boss under Steve Coppell at Griffin Park as well as at Crystal Palace and Reading.A lifelong QPR fan, Downes more recently had a spell on the coaching staff at Loftus Road during Harry Redknapp’s time as manager.He has also held coaching positions at Southampton, West Ham and Indian side Jamshedpur.“I am very proud to be appointed as manager of a club I love dearly,” Downes said.“I am now looking forward to working flat out to help to keep the club in League One.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndoJobs in the UK | Search AdsFinding a Job in the UK Might Be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in the UK | Search AdsUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndolast_img read more

Ethanol Africa forges ahead

first_img15 May 2006Ethanol Africa, South Africa’s first “green fuels” company based in the country’s maize-producing heartland around Bothaville in the Free State, is forging ahead with its plans to produce environment-friendly biofuels.The company has announced that a German firm is to build its first bioethanol plant, it has already ordered a patent-pending Corn Oil Extraction System from the Veridium Corporation in the US, and plans to list on London’s alternative AIM stock exchange in November 2006.Biofuel is set to become a mainstream world commodity as soaring crude oil prices create a market for “green” fuels produced from renewable resources such as sugar, maize and soya beans.Ethanol Africa was set up by a consortium of maize farmers as a solution to grain supluses. Sterling Waterford, the environmental finance group that listed the world’s first carbon-credit product on the JSE last year, recently bought a 50% share in the company.Full production by 2007Ethanol Africa plans to spend R7-billion on a biofuels manufacturing project, building eight R700-million plants in the Free State, North West and Mpumalanga.Uhde, a subsidiary of German group Thyssenkrupp Engineering, will build the first plant in Bothaville, Ethanol Africa announced on Tuesday. The plant should be in full production by the end of 2007 and be able to produce 473 000 litres of alcohol from 1 125 tons of maize every day.In late April US company Veridium Corporation said it had received an order from Ethanol Africa for the use of its patent-pending Corn Oil Extraction System at the new plant. The system extracts high-grade maize oil from an ethanol byproduct called distillers dried grain.Ethanol Africa announced earlier that it has established a programme to secure crops for bioethanol production, whereby farmers would be financed by Ethanol Africa to produce maize. Some 100 000 hectares of maize is to be contracted at each plant.London listingOn Tuesday the company also announced that would list on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in November this year in order to finance its manufacturing plans, hoping to raise about R1-billion.“We intend to list on the London exchange to raise funds for current and future projects,” Sterling Waterford chief executive officer Gregor Paterson-Jones told Reuters.“With the price of oil where it is, ethanol is emerging as a viable alternative. Investors are getting more excited about it, and here in South Africa we are expecting oil companies would be required by law to use up to 10% of ethanol blending.”Ethanol Africa says its manufacturing initiative could supply up to 12.5% of the country’s fuel needs by 2015, and that the Department of Minerals and Energy is at the forefront of developing a viable biofuels industry in South Africa.Environmental & socioeconomic benefitsThe industry has been identified as one of the key sectors under the government’s Asgi-SA growth strategy, as it – together with business process outsourcing and tourism – has a good potential for growth and job creation.The government is investigating the mandatory blending of ethanol into the petrol pool. Currently, it may be blended voluntarily into petrol at a of 9%.Bioethanol can be produced for R2.50 a litre, while the basic local fuel price has soared to over R6 a litre.Bioethanol’s environmental credentials go further than being produced from renewable resources. The fuel 60% less emissions of carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas – than crude oil, and five times less than oil produced from coal.And its manufacture also has significant socioeconomic benefits. The production of biofuels, including ethanol, creates about 100 more jobs than crude-oil refining.A national study of the social advantages of the bioethanol industry alone – based on a 10% blending ratio – found that the production of fuel can support 35 000 additional jobs, or protect such jobs.The number of jobs that can be supported or protected is about the same as the total number of assemblers employed by the motor industry.The government’s aim is that biofuels should account for 40% of South Africa’s renewable energy, to achieve the target of 10 000 GWh of renewable energy by 2013.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Distance Between Two Hearts: Veteran Parenting Training

first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[Love by marcicism on June 26, 2015, cc0]At the beginning of this year, we shared a blog about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Training Online Self-Help Portal. As we mentioned, in the past blog, this portal is accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere and showcases a variety of resources including apps, videos, and other tools through the use of different courses covering a range of topics. In this particular blog, we will turn our focus to the Veteran Parenting Course.This course “provides parents with tools that strengthen parenting skills and helps them reconnect with their children”. There are 6 modules within the course that each includes an introduction, a summary, and topic-oriented sections with videos, interactive activities, and parenting tips. Below you will find the name of each of the modules along with words of wisdom shared at the beginning of each, a brief description of the topic, and the sections within the module.Back into the Family“The biggest gap between you and your child may not be the physical distance. You can be right next to your child and still feel that you are a thousand miles away. It’s the distance between two hearts that counts”.This module focuses on the transition back to family life and includes Managing Your Expectations, Anticipating your Child’s Reactions, Reestablishing your Parental Role.Promoting Positive Parent-Child Communication“Connecting with your child can be challenging regardless of how long you’ve been home. Sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it”.This module highlights the importance of communication and includes Prepare for Positive Communication, Apply Communication Strategies, and Talk about Your Deployment and Military Service.Helping Your Child with Difficult Emotions and Behaviors“Your child looks up to you. You are the North Star when they are lost. When they are in the dark, you are their light”.This module encourages parents to take “another point of view” by  looking at their child’s emotions and reactions through their child’s perspective rather than just their own.  It includes the Impact of Your Emotions, Manage your Own Emotions, Understand your Child’s Behavior, Help your Child Cope, and Getting Help.Positive Approaches to Discipline“Discipline is a tool. Learn to use it effectively to help shape your child’s future”.This module emphasizes the importance of effective and appropriate discipline within the home. The module includes The Basis of Effective Discipline, What is a Positive Approach, and Effective Discipline Strategies.Managing Stress and Emotions as a Parent “Finding ways to navigate stormy parenting seas will help you and your family set the course for smooth sailing”.This module assists parents in managing their own feelings so that they are able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. It includes  Managing your Emotions, Managing Parental Stress, Communicating your Feelings, and Dealing with Unhelpful Thoughts.Parenting with Emotional and Physical Challenges“To the world you are one person, but to your child you are the world- no matter how you have changed.”This module provides a guide for parents who may be facing physical and/or emotional challenges that they see as barriers to their own parenting. It includes Before Getting Started, Patrick’s Story,  and Erin’s Story.This course has been built to assist all parents in dealing with both everyday parenting challenges and those unique only to military families. Additionally, no registration is required and all participation is completely anonymous- no personal information is gathered.For those participants who feel that they don’t have the time to complete all six modules or who feel that they need assistance in one area more than another, the modules are designed to where they can be accessed and utilized independently of one another. Check out this wonderful resource today!This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Program Coordination for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

SIT lax on Manipur deaths: SC

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday said the Special Investigation Team of the CBI conveyed an impression that it was not serious about probing the alleged fake encounters by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the police in the insurgency-hit Manipur.A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit ordered the DIG incharge of the investigation to appear personally before it on January 16 along with a status report of the progress made in the probe.“It appears to us that the matter is not being taken up by the CBI and the SIT with the seriousness which it deserves.” It found that the SIT had registered only 11 FIRs of the 92 cases.The court had on July 14 last year set up the SIT comprising five CBI officers and ordered registration of FIRs and probe the extra-judicial killings. It asked the CBI Director to nominate the team and complete the investigation by December 31.During the hearing, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves for petitioners, said the SIT was dragging its feet. He submitted that a former head constable Herojit Singh, who was an eye witness to the fake encounter cases, had filed an application in the court.He said the CBI team raided Mr. Singh’s residence in 2010 and seized three diaries in which he had recorded the details of the fake encounters. Mr. Gonsalves also said the SIT had not yet recorded the statements of witnesses.last_img read more


first_img4th race: The Democracy Plate (Div II) (Cat II),4th race: The Democracy Plate (Div II) (Cat II), dist 1100 M Al Truist (Mr M Ramchandra Rao ) 53 P Sai Kumar first Vijayas Grandeour (M/s Vijay Racing & Farms Pvt Ltd rep. by M/s Vijay Kumar Gupta & Susheel Kumar Gupta & Mr Ahmed Alam Khan) 58 Khurshad A second Midnight In Paris 56.5 N Rawal third Catherine 52.5 carried 50 A S Pawar fourth All eleven ran Won by : 2 l, Neck, 1/4 l Time : One minute 08.29 seconds Tote : Rs 14 for win, Rs 8, Rs 22 and Rs 84 for places Favourite: Sprint Legend Winner Trained by: R H Sequeira Forecast : Rs 335 Shp : Rs 56 Quinela : Rs 231 Tanala : Rs 9880 each paid on 9 tickets. (more) PTI COR KR RSY ATlast_img

Ashes 2017: James Anderson dismisses ball tampering charges as ‘ridiculous’

first_imgEngland pace bowler James Anderson has described as “ridiculous” accusations that he was involved in tampering with the ball during the drawn fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne last week.England pacer James Anderson denied the fact that he was involved in tampering with the ball during the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne that ended in a draw.The veteran dismissed the accusations as “ridiculous” and said that he was just getting dirt off the ball.”It escalated quite quickly, didn’t it?” Anderson said in comments published by Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper. “Ridiculous, but what we’ve come to expect.”(I was) getting dirt off the ball. They’d watered the square so the footholes on the old wickets had mud.”We went to the umpires to make sure they were happy with it.”WATCHAnderson was shown on t.v. trying to scuff up the ball with his thumbnail on the penultimate day of the Boxing Day Test — following which some commentators jumped on the footage and brought the issue up.Earlier, England coach Trevor Bayliss, however, labelled the accusations as ‘Pommie bashing’.Anderson’s comments echoed those of Bayliss, who said the umpires had told him on Saturday the accusations were a ‘beat-up’.Both the sides were warned by the umpires during the match about trying to tamper with the wall or even think about it as the pitch offered little or no assistance to either of the sides in a match that was moving towards a draw.advertisementAustralia had already regained the urn before the Melbourne game after they took a 3-0 lead in the five match series following victory by an innings and 41 runs in Perth.In Melbourne, however, England dominated for much of the match, led by Alastair Cook’s unbeaten 244 and were thwarted by rain that washed out much of the fourth day’s play.Anderson, undoubtedly on his last Ashes tour of Australia, said his side were looking ahead to try to grab a face-saving victory in the fifth Test in Sydney, which starts on Thursday.”We have played well at times in all four Tests,” Anderson said.”It would be nice if we can carry that on and have one last push at Sydney and try to get a win.”It would mean a lot to the lads and all the English support we’ve had over here. You see them just non-stop and it means a lot to us that sort of support.”(With inputs from Reuters)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

FA clears Firmino of racism charges

first_imgLiverpool FA clears Firmino of racism charges after Holgate claim Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) HD Roberto Firmino main Liverpool Everton Premier League The allegation was made against the 26-year-old by the defender in the FA Cup Merseyside derby at Anfield Following a thorough investigation, the Football Association has cleared Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate due to insufficient evidence.The decision has arrived 47 days after the on-field incident as the governing body prioritised a rigorous inspection of the flashpoint that occurred in the third round of the FA Cup on January 5, rather than a swift conclusion.The Everton defender raised the claim during a verbal on-pitch alteration with the Brazil international, whom he had just shoved into the advertising hoardings in his side’s 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino has responded to the judgement, saying: “I would like to place on record, for the avoidance of any doubt, I did not say the word, or a variation of the word, that was claimed and subsequently reported in the media. I did not use any language that referenced race.”I did not – and would never – reference a person’s skin colour or culture, by means of insult, during a dispute or an argument.”There is no place for discrimination on a football pitch, or anywhere else in life for that matter.”I am pleased after exhaustive reviews of all the evidence, in this specific incident, the matter is resolved.”The finding of insufficient evidence was coupled with the FA being “completely satisfied that the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate and that there is no suggestion of this being an intentionally false or malicious allegation,” according to a statement.On the process, it further read: “During a fixture between Liverpool and Everton on 5 January 2018, Holgate alleged that he had heard Firmino use a discriminatory term towards him.“On hearing this, Holgate followed correct procedures by immediately alerting the match referee of the allegation, along with other Everton players who were in close proximity. The incident was formally reported to the match officials following the fixture and subsequently reported to The FA.Mason Holgate Roberto Firmino“We took statements from a total of 12 players and officials from both teams, the match referee and the fourth official. None of these individuals directly heard the words alleged to have been said by Firmino.“Firmino was formally interviewed by The FA and provided an alternative account to the words alleged by Holgate. Firmino stated that he had insulted Holgate in Portuguese, but denied categorically using any discriminatory language towards him.”As part of the investigation, The FA sought the assistance of a Brazilian/Portuguese linguistic specialist on the words alleged. In addition to this, we also obtained multiple angles of video footage, including broadcast and unseen footage showing the incident, which was assessed by two independent Portuguese speaking lip reading experts. The evidence obtained from the experts did not support the allegation.“We appreciate that this has been a difficult process for both parties, and would like to express our thanks to Mason Holgate and Roberto Firmino as well as both clubs for their assistance, professionalism and full cooperation during this investigation.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more