Abraham could miss QPR game

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR might not have to face Bristol City’s top scorer Tammy Abraham on Tuesday.The on-loan Chelsea striker, who has netted 13 goals in 17 games for club and country this season, is a doubt for the Robins’ trip to Loftus Road following a bout of illness last week.Abraham did start their 2-1 defeat at Cardiff on Friday but was withdrawn after 77 minutes, with City boss Lee Johnson admitting afterwards the England Under-21 man had not trained in the build-up to the game.If Abraham is not risked, veteran striker Aaron Wilbraham – who turns 37 later this week – is the likely replacement, with summer signing Gustav Engvall not match fit after injury.QPR will be without centre-back Grant Hall, who went off with a thigh injury during the first half of Saturday’s draw with Reading.Rangers are defending a 14-match unbeaten home record against Bristol City, dating back to a 1-0 defeat in April 1977. See also:QPR went all out to win – HassebainkQPR to assess Hall injuryQPR v Reading player ratingsOur west London Championship team of the weekQPR fear Hall faces spell on sidelinesQPR’s Robinson returns to action  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

After move from quarterback to running back, JB Lewis has been ‘the dude’ for Fortuna this season

first_imgFortuna >> As the summer months progressed in the Friendly City, Fortuna head coach Mike Benbow and offensive coordinator Clint Duey put forth a question for senior JB Lewis.In short, it was this: What if we moved you from quarterback to running back?For some, that might ruffle some feathers knowing they’d be going from the most prominent position to one that has him working for every yard he will be picking up.But for Lewis, a selfless decision to hand the keys of the Huskies’ offense over …last_img

US mission helps out in rural KZN

first_imgHealth workers in KZN will receiveassistance from US specialists.(Image: Ambulance)MEDIA CONTACTS• Chris MaxonCorporate CommunicationKwaZulu-Natal Department of Health+27 83 285 0567RELATED ARTICLES• Rural health gets R9m boost• Malaria cases halved in SA• Massive HIV-testing drive for SA• Swaziland to wipe out malariaBongani NkosiAbout 50 US healthcare volunteers have arrived in KwaZulu-Natal to offer specialist services in some of the province’s disadvantaged rural areas.The group, invited by the Seventh Day Adventist Students Association (SDASA), is here for a week to help out in communities such as uThungulu, Jozini and uMkhanyakudei in the far north of the province and other areas.“They want to make a contribution to largely disadvantaged communities,” said Chris Maxon, spokesperson for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, in an interview.The team – which includes doctors, dentists, eye-care specialists, nurses, psychologists and physiotherapists – represents the United Hands Project, an NGO formed in 1995 that enables US healthcare professionals to travel abroad to offer free medical care to people in need.Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, MEC for health in KwaZulu-Natal, will welcome the delegation on 26 July 2010 at a ceremony at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. The volunteers will take up their posts the following day and work with local practitioners in state clinics and other facilities run by the health department.“They’ll be augmenting what the department is doing,” Maxon said. “They’ll be putting up tents and visiting our clinics.”The aim of the week-long mission is to reach out to as many residents as possible, the department said. “Depending on conditions, in a community where a clinic is far away, they’ll come with a mobile clinic.”‘Spreading the light’Dhlomo said the volunteers will literally and figuratively enlighten some of KwaZulu-Natal’s rural areas, because they’ll assist community members with eyesight problems.“The team of healthcare workers coming to the province will help those partially blind and awaiting cataract surgeries, to see more clearly,” said Dr Dhlomo in a statement.“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it,” he added. “They will really spread light in the rural communities of our province.”Members of SDASA and local residents will also be involved in the project. The association’s Advocate Boyce Mkhize said they will run week-long awareness programmes to promote healthy lifestyles among the rural population.They are hoping to draw many volunteers from the Seventh Day Adventist church and the community, Mkhize added.last_img read more

Web-Connected Bathroom Scale Gets Set For Launch

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#web I’m sure we’ll see many more such products, everyday objects that connect to an accompanying website, over the coming months. As the Internet of Things continues to slowly but surely ramp up, we’re beginning to see more everyday ‘objects’ being connected to the Internet. One which caught our eye is a new web-connected bathroom scale. The company behind it is called BodyTrace and the product has been labeled ‘eScale.’ It wirelessly and automatically uploads a user’s weight to the BodyTrace website, creating charts and recommendations from the data. The company claims that no softwareconfiguration is required from the user to get it to work – perhaps because it relies on mobile technology (specifically the GSM cell phone network) rather than WiFi. The BodyTrace eScale and accompanying website will be launched in September 2009. The eScale will retail for $119 and signing up to the website costs $19.99 / 3 months.The website will be focused on weight monitoring. Features will include interactive weight and BMI charts, and a food diary and intake calculator. Of course there is a social networking component (almost goes without saying these days!) – users can create groups, upload pictures, have discussions, and so on. The website boasts a self-described “motivational interface,” to encourage users to share their weight loss progress, exercise ideas, and recipes.The BodyTrace blog makes for interesting reading, as it details the history of the product and how it evolved. From recent updates about privacy (you don’t have to upload or share photos) and Twitter (there’s been a lot of demand, so you’ll now be able to “tweet your success” when the product launches), to beginnings and first drawings… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus …to product design …and the final products Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Assam teen held in Mumbai for threat email to BCCI

first_imgThe Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a 19-year-old boy from Assam for allegedly sending an email threatening to attack, and kill, members of the Indian cricket team. According to ATS officers, the mail was received on the official email of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on August 16. The email was brought to the attention of senior officials in the Union Home Ministry, after which security was beefed up for the team which was at the time in West Indies.The BCCI informed the Mumbai Police and the ATS, and a case was registered against unknown persons on August 19. The ATS, using the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the sender, traced the email to Shantipur in Morigaon district of Assam. “We sent a team to Shantipur on Monday, and as soon as we confirmed the location and worked in collaboration with the local police traced the suspect, identified as Braja Mohan Das (19). We visited his residence and examined his laptop, after which we confirmed that the email had been sent from the same laptop,” an ATS officer said. Mr. Das was arrested on Tuesday and produced before a local court, which granted transit custody to the ATS. He was brought to Mumbai and produced in a city court which remanded him to police custody till August 26. “Mr. Das has not been very forthcoming about the motive behind his actions, and we are interrogating him further. We have seized his laptop computer as evidence and sent it for forensic analysis,” the officer added.last_img read more

Rahul Dravid will continue to be the role model

first_imgSachin Tendulkar undoubtedly qualifies to be among the greatest ever cricketers of the world; Virender Sehwag one of the greatest entertainers who can dismantle any bowling attack with sheer disdain; Mohammed Azharuddin the master of the wristy strokes.But Rahul Dravid will always remain the universal role model, on and off the field.On the field, Dravid was always concentration personified, impeccable in his approach; off it, he was the ideal cricketer for innumerable youngsters, including Suresh Raina and Abhinav Mukund, two of the master batsman’s greatest disciples currently playing top class cricket.No surprise then that Dravid became the first Indian cricketer ever to give a speech at Bradman Oration in Australia.Raina, who says ‘David bhai’ was like a ‘guardian’ to him, and Mukund idolises Dravid since childhood and both were fortunate enough to play for India alongside their hero. It is, however, difficult to distinguish as to who was more fortunate among the two, Raina or Mukund.When Raina made his One-day International debut in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, in 2005, his hero was the captain. Mukund can take the pride that he made his Test debut on the same day, June 20, as Dravid, though 15 years apart. “I’m lucky enough to have that,” Mukund told Mail Today, excitement virtually dripping from his words.Interestingly, both Raina and Mukund got to bat with Dravid on their ODI and Test debuts, respectively. While Muttiah Muralitharan didn’t let Raina bat more than one delivery, limiting his partnership with Dravid to a solitary run, the Mukund-Dravid partnership in the first Test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, last year was 15 and 56 runs, respectively, in the two innings.When did Dravid become Mukund’s cricketing hero? “It’s always been Dravid,” he says without batting an eyelid. “You have to see my interviews from the time I was 11 or 12; you will see the same name coming up.” And what are the reasons behind his choice? “A lot… because of this work ethics and, maybe, he was very, very less talented and he made the best use of his talent.”Mukund likes the way Dravid climbed up the ladder by working hard. “I thought he was not as talented as Sachin Tendulkar or Sourav Ganguly, who started their careers with a flourish. Rahul worked hard and today, if you see, he’s probably one of the greatest No.3 who has ever played. So, I’ve immense respect for him. He’s my childhood idol,” vouches the Tamil Nadu opener.After the first two Tests, Mukund had to make way for Virender Sehwag when he joined the team in England last year. But after the four-match Test series, Mukund had a oneon-one chat with Dravid.”I spoke to him after the last Test match in England. I asked him a few things about how to work on my batting, just like I would ask a lot of the other senior players,” said the 22-year-old left-handed batsman. “It’s important that you realise for yourself what you want. As a professional cricketer it’s important that you realise it. Obviously, I’d ask him about a lot of tips when I approach him. But at the end of the day, it’s what I take from him.”Another reason that could have brought the two closer to each other is that Mukund and Dravid work for the same company. “I was lucky enough to interact in Bangalore [during the India-New Zealand Test in August]; spoke to him for a while. It’s very easy to go up to him and approach him, also because we work in the same company, India Cements,” he pointed out. “I always go up to him and ask him if I need anything.Political affiliations blur in sportsadvertisement Ex-cricketer and MP Kirti AzadIt is an old saying and belief that in sports, especially a team game like cricket or hockey, make no distinction between caste, creed or colour. We may well add another category: ‘irrespective of party politics/affiliation’. This can be said particularly after what we saw and heard during Kirti Azad’s crusade to cleanse the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).In five months, Azad, a former Test player and now an MP, has on two occasions set aside his affiliation to the BJP and spoken strictly for sports and sportspersons. The first time it was in April when he “welcomed” Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. “It will be a pleasure to welcome him in Parliament,” he wrote in a special piece for Mail Today.Interestingly, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by Congress, which is leading the coalition government at the Centre, and remains the main threat for the main Opposition, BJP.On Tuesday, Azad invoked former Congress chief Jawaharlal Nehru, also the first PM of India. While commenting on the allegation that a few umpires may have given wrong decisions in return for money just before the World T20 began in Sri Lanka, Azad recalled Nehru’s famous saying on the “spirit of the game”. “Nehru said we should play the game in the spirit of the game. And we should inculcate this spirit right from the beginning, from grassroots,” Azad said outside the Ferozeshah Kotla.More aspirants for coaches’ jobsadvertisementDronacharya Award-winning athletics coach J.S. Bhatia with President Pranab MukherjeeMore and more people are applying for the 200 posts of coaches advertised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Over 1,000 people had applied for these Grade III posts (since re-designated as ‘assistant coach’), advertised last year, before the SAI decided to cancel the process and add the interview segment to the recruitment process. Sources said all those who had applied last year need not send their applications again as they are eligible for the written test and interviews, which will be conducted depending on candidates’ performance in the theory test.”We are getting a good response to our latest advertisement. These could be the people who might have missed out last year or may have become eligible after the expiry of the deadline last year,” he said. The last date for applying is October 15 and for those living in the North-East, it’s October 22. “Actually, the requirement of coaches is more than 200. But we are trying to fill these vacancies in a phased manner, so that a good balance is maintained between senior and junior coaches,” he said.Out of the 200 posts, there are vacancies for 38 boxing coaches, followed by taekwondo (22), archery and athletics (18 each), and judo and wrestling (14). “These posts have been advertised on the basis of the manpower that SAI’s regional centres/field units require. Coaches are retiring virtually every month. The need for more boxing coaches has arisen because the coaches that we currently have are aged and many are retiring. We need more boxing coaches,” he pointed out.– The bogey of PILCOM, the organising committee constituted to organise the 1996 cricket World Cup in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, continues to haunt the BCCI. Tax-related issues of not just PILCOM, but its Indian arm, INDCOM, is hanging fire even more than 16 years after the World Cup was successfully staged. The BCCI, in its latest balance sheet, has shown Rs 6.55 crore as receivable from PILCOM. During the financial year 2008-09, the BCCI received Rs 9.12 crore from PILCOM account maintained with Citi Bank in London. But the BCCI says there is some ambiguity about this amount, and therefore the confusion.last_img read more

Is it time for Dele Alli to grow up?

first_imgD. Alli Dele Alli antics overshadowing Tottenham midfielder’s immeasurable talent Patrick Gleeson Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 10/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Dele Alli Tottenham Swansea City Premier League Getty Tottenham Hotspur Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur England v Slovenia England Premier League WC Qualification Europe The England and Spurs midfielder has the footballing world at his feet but is in danger of staining his reputation with silly behaviour “This type of action doesn’t help him, doesn’t help the team and doesn’t help football,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said following Neil Swarbrick’s decision to book Dele Alli for simulation during Spurs’ 4-0 humping of Huddersfield on Saturday. “We are talking in the last few years about fair play. I think he is improving a lot and learning but still he must learn.” The situation Dele finds himself in is nothing new to the 21-year-old — his embarrassing dive as he attempted to round Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl comes just 24 hours after the FA handed him a one-match ban for his finger salute to England team-mate Kyle Walker against Slovakia last month. The midfielder was also fined £3,852 by Fifa and told to grow up by those helping guide his development. England 4/11 to beat Slovenia Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Last season, Dele received a three-match ban for a reckless, knee-high challenge on Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere during a Europa League clash, a year after being charged with violent conduct for an off-the-ball punch to West Brom defender Claudio Yacob. He was also the focus of ridicule following another dive, against Swansea in December 2016, in Spurs’ 5-0 win at White Hart Lane.While the aforementioned finger gesture was largely harmless, cheating has proved a part of Dele’s make-up.Dele Alli Tottenham Europa LeagueA string of controversial incidents have threatened to mar the midfielder’s name since his meteoric Premier League rise, though his performances for club and country have so far outweighed his unsportsmanlike behaviour. Now, though, after blatantly ignoring advice from experienced figures in the game, he is damaging his own reputation.Dele has found himself in the spotlight far too many times during his relatively short Spurs career. He may still only be 21 years of age, but he must, by now, realise the world is watching his every move. What makes the antics so infuriating is the immeasurable amount of talent the player possesses. Shearer Dele Alli PSOften the driving force of Pochettino’s Spurs midfield, Dele scored 18 goals and registered seven assists across 37 league appearances last season and was named PFA Young Player of the Season for a second consecutive campaign. He is, rightly, lauded as one of the finest England players of his generation.Why, then, has he become an incredibly difficult player to associate with for the neutral spectator? Aggression is an essential piece of Dele’s game; he simply would not have made the mighty impression he has without it. But Dele is intelligent enough, and has enough skill and technical ability to punish teams without resorting to cheating.”For me, Dele Alli is a top player. He is a key player for us,” Pochettino told a news conference after Spurs’ 1-0 victory at Barnsley in the Carabao Cup, in which Dele scored the winning goal. “I think he helps us by scoring today. I am so happy with him. It’s true that everyone can do better, but I am happy. It is a period that he needs to find his balance, but I am so happy, his performance was good. He tried and scored and that is fantastic.”Dele Alli TottenhamAnd while Dele is yet to find the level of performance he displayed so regularly last season, he now has another opportunity to steer Spurs’ title charge with the promise of a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad come the end of the season, should he remain focused. There have even been calls to hand the Spurs star the Three Lions captaincy in hope the additional responsibility would see a shift in mentality, though he has some way to go to convince the England chiefs he is ready for a leadership role. Southgate is the latest to offer his hand to Dele but is reportedly willing to cut him from his plans should the issues continue — reason enough for the midfielder to strip the unavoidable mistakes from his game.Dele has every right to expect to eventually be named captain for both club and country, but it will not simply be handed to him. He must earn it.”It’s all right saying he’s 21 but there has to come a time when we stop saying that,” All-time Premier League leading scorer Alan Shearer said of the Huddersfield dive. “He has to learn now. You’d think after being banned for England he would want to stay out of trouble. That is blatantly trying to cheat.”The time to grow up is now. Neither Tottenham nor England can afford to wait much longer.last_img read more

PDZs Second Vessel Arrested for Unpaid Bunker Claims

first_imgzoom Malysia’s PDZ Holdings Bhd has had its second feeder arrested amid unpaid bunker bills.The 1997-built PDZ Maju was served with a warrant of arrest on 21 February 2017 by Continental Platform Sdn Bhd (CPSB) based on a claim worth RM 563,311 (USD 127,662) for unpaid supply of bunkers in December 2016.Earlier in February, another of the company’s vessels was served with an arrest warrant also for unpaid bunkers, namely PDZ Mewah.The warrant was served by Dan-Bunkering (Singapore), CCK Petroleum Sdn Bhd, CCK Capital and CCK Petroleum respectively, for the supply of marine fuel oil and/or marine gas oil totaled in approximately RM 3.8 million.Following the latest warrant of arrest, the company said that it has been in talks with CPSB in order to reach an out-of-court settlement.“However, the board is of the opinion that negotiations with CPSB have since fell through and, upon obtaining legal advice, has resolved to take steps to defend the arrest of vessel and any claims that may subsequently be filed and set it aside,” the company said.The financial and operational impact to the company is expected to be minimal as the company pointed out that it had made the necessary arrangements to secure slots from third party vessels as an interim measure to continue providing the same services.The expected losses resulting from hiring third party ships will be in the range of RM 45,000 to RM 50,000 per month, the company added.The net book value of PDZ Maju based on the latest audited financial statements of PDZ for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 is RM 5.554 million.last_img read more

Looking sexy all the time is boring Mahie Gill

first_imgMumbai: Actor Mahie Gill, who is known for her roles in films such as Dev.D, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster and Paan Singh Tomar, says that she has been stereotyped for her sensual beauty for long, and adds that “just looking good” on-screen is “boring”. Mahie returns in the hardhitting digital film, Posham Pa, where she is cast as a Marathi sex worker. Was it a difficult image to essay? “I am quite hungry as an actor and I say no very easily because I have been getting only one kind of scripts and characters. I became typecast, because people would call me up only when they needed someone to play a sensual woman – someone who is bold and beautiful,” she said. “Honestly, looking sexy all the time is boring. I mean, I am more than my appearance. I am an actor, a performer. Slowly, I am shifting gear to performance-oriented roles,” Mahie added. Directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay, ‘Posham Pa’ also features Ragini Khanna and Sayani Gupta, and reloves around the story of two serial killers. Posham Pa releases on August 21, on the OTT platform ZEE5.last_img read more

Cheaper to cancel Site C dam than delay BC megaproject until 2025

first_imgVANCOUVER – A new report concludes that it would be cheaper to cancel the Site C dam than to delay the $8.8-billion megaproject in northeast British Columbia.The report by auditing firm Deloitte LLP says that pausing the project until 2025 would cost approximately $1.4 billion, while cancelling it outright would cost $1.2 billion.Deloitte was tasked by the B.C. Utilities Commission to examine the costs to ratepayers of suspending or terminating the dam and whether it is on time and within budget.Premier John Horgan’s NDP government has asked the commission to review the economic viability of the project and the commission will consider the Deloitte report as part of its review.The report says the project is facing significant schedule and cost pressures, including the possibility of missing a river diversion milestone in 2019 that could inflate the overall price tag to more than $12.5 billion.It also says Site C faces major risks including performance issues of contractors, unforeseen geotechnical conditions and cost risks related to major contracts that haven’t been awarded yet.“These risks could impact the cost and schedule performance of the project,” the report says.A decision to suspend the project until 2025 would trigger the close-out of the existing project and require a new project to be defined, including scope, budget and schedule, the report says.Based on the current status of the project, existing contracts and agreements and anticipated activities to demobilize, preserve, safeguard and remobilize the site, the total cost of suspension would be about $1.4 billion, it says.Terminating the project would require BC Hydro to withdraw from the site, return it to its natural state that supports long-term wildlife and vegetation and close out liabilities, bringing the cost of cancellation to $1.2 billion.The utilities commission is expected to deliver an interim report by Sept. 20 and a final report by Nov. 1.The massive hydroelectric dam on the Peace River was a signature megaproject of former Premier Christy Clark.The NDP campaigned before the May election on having the project reviewed by the commission, a practice that was once standard in B.C., before Clark’s Liberal government passed clean-energy laws that allowed some projects to bypass the regulatory agency.More than 2,400 people are employed by the project and construction continues while the review is underway.last_img read more