21 Dec

Austin ‘very happy’ at QPR amid speculation over striker’s future

first_imgAmid speculation over Charlie Austin’s new contract, the striker has tweeted that he is “very happy” at QPR.Rangers have long hoped that Austin will sign a new deal early this year and are confident he will put pen to paper in the coming weeks.There are reports that the 25-year-old, who has been nominated for the Premier League player of the month award, is reluctant to commit his future to the club before the end of the season.Austin tweeted: “Pleased to be nominated for @premierleague POTM. I’m very happy here and fully focused on the battle ahead #QPR.”Pleased to be nominated for @premierleague POTM. I’m very happy here and fully focused on the battle ahead #QPR— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) January 15, 2015Meanwhile, Chelsea have tweeted a Vine clip of a cracking goal by youngster Kasey Palmer for the Blues’ Under-21 side in their 2-1 win against Porto.Here’s Kasey Palmer’s fantastic goal from yesterday, his second superb strike in as many nights… #CFC https://t.co/Z2U7TY01w7— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 15, 2015And popular Brentford playmaker Sam Saunders took to Twitter after the club announced he had signed a one-year extension to his contract at Griffin Park.“Delighted to of signed a extension! Looks like you are stuck with me for at least another year! thanks 4 the message,” he wrote.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

20 Dec

My trip inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park with Bruce Bochy

first_imgBOSTON — When the interview ends, the conversation begins.It’s a daily routine for Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who is part strategist and part storyteller.Before and after each of the Giants’ 162 games, Bochy meets with reporters. He’ll chat with a group of writers in the dugout, conduct a daily radio interview in his office or on the field and set aside time for national columnists who want to talk with him one-on-one, away from the spotlight.When the recorder turns off, the good stuff …last_img read more

16 Dec

Part 2: SXSW Video Series – Interviews with Programmable Web, Apigee and SimpleGeo

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing#events In part one of our video series from SXSW we posted our interviews with Oren Michaels of Mashery and Mike Maney of Alcatel-Lucent. In part two, we have three interviews to show you. John Musser of Programmable Web discusses how APIs are helping solve the issues that come with a fragmented device market. Sam Ramji of Apigee discusses how programming is coming to everything from weight scales to tractors. And Matt Galligan of SimpleGeo discusses the issue of dominance in the API space by companies such as Google and Facebook.What’s apparent is the need to develop ways that APIs do not become a weapon of control. APIs can create a loosely coupled ecosystem but the terms that providers enforce is increasingly becoming a source of friction.On to the interviews!John Musser Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Disclosure: Spiceworks paid the airfare, hotel and expenses for the author’s trip to SXSW. alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Matt Galligan Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Sam Ramji 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

1 Dec

Non-resident Odias push for modern public library system

first_imgThe Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA), a forum of non-resident Odias, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up a well-integrated modern public library system in the State by implementing the Odisha Public Library Act, 2001.The OSA has offered to assist the government by linking up with domain experts and extend other support for creating a public library ecosystem in the State.“Public library is the most democratic public institution that will promote literacy, including early childhood literacy, digital literacy, skill development, employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion,” said OSA president Lalatendu Mohanty.Expressing happiness over the State government’s announcement to set up a panchayat library-cum-infotainment centre in each gram panchayat to cater to the needs of people of the rural areas, the OSA said it would help create a knowledge-based society.“To start with, Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras should be used for rural libraries. In urban areas, municipalities can provide existing or new infrastructure from the city budget. The pre-existing private libraries with excellent track record should be adopted based on their interest. All school libraries need to be converted into digital libraries at the panchayat level with custodians and librarians in place for better management of the library system,” the forum recommended.last_img read more

16 Nov

WATCH: Alexis hits curling match-winner

first_imgUEFA Europa League VIDEO: Alexis Sanchez hits beautiful curling goal against Koln Last updated 2 years ago 06:01 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Getty Images UEFA Europa League Arsenal Arsenal v Köln Köln A. Sánchez Videos The Chilean scored the match-winner against Koln as the Gunners opened their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory Alexis Sanchez had a moment of magic during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Koln in the Europa League on Thursday.The Chilean scored a brilliant goal to put his side ahead in the second half, cutting inside from the left wing before curling the ball into the top corner.Alexis Sanchez took matters into his own hands to give Arsenal the 2-1 lead! #UEL https://t.co/pwi0oQpUcs— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 14, 2017The Gunners fell behind early after Koln’s Jhon Cordoba scored a stunner from 45 yards out, but Sead Kolasinac tied the match shortly after half-time. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 After Sanchez gave his side the lead, Hector Bellerin put the icing on the cake with a goal of his own in the 82nd minute.last_img read more

28 Oct

10 months ago​Pellegrini wants top six finish for West Ham

first_img​Pellegrini wants top six finish for West Hamby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are hoping to make it five straight Premier League wins for the first time since 2006.”The most important thing is to be in the top six at the end of the season,” said boss Manuel Pellegrini.”There are still 21 games to go. We are in a good moment now so we must try to take it game by game and add points.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 Oct

US newsprint duties will accelerate shift to digital says industry

first_imgMONTREAL – The imposition of duties on U.S. imports of Canadian newsprint will accelerate the transition from print to digital and threaten thousands of jobs on both sides of the border, say industry players including North America’s largest newsprint producer.“There are 600,000 workers in the newspaper publishing sector as well as the commercial printing sector who are at risk,” said Resolute Forest Products spokesman Seth Kursman.Newsprint demand has decreased by 75 per cent since 2000 and is falling by about 10 per cent a year.Anything that further reduces demand is a blow to the newspaper industry, say trade associations in Canada and the U.S.“We’ve seen papers like La Presse move to full digital and if the cost of newsprint goes up it’s one of those factors that’s going to accelerate a move to digital,” said John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada.Paul Boyle of News Media Alliance said higher newsprint costs will be devastating for the industry.“There’s some really attractive options for readers to just go online and this is going to facilitate that. The problem is that in many small communities, local towns, newspapers still rely on print subscriptions and distribution,” he said in an interview.Boyle said he’s hopeful that duties will eventually be overturned because they would result in “massive job losses” in the tens of thousands.“If there’s one message I do want to get to our friends in Canada is that the U.S. newspaper publishing industry is going to fight this.”The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped an overall preliminary countervailing tariff of 6.53 per cent on about 25 Canadian plants, mostly in Quebec and Ontario, following an investigation that began in August 2017.Canada is the largest exporter of newsprint in the world, exporting product valued at $1.6 billion in 2016. It is a market dominated by Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP), Kruger and Catalyst Paper Corp. of British Columbia.Resolute faces a preliminary duty of 4.42 per cent while the Catalyst Paper duty is 6.09 per cent. The duty against Kruger is 9.93 per cent and the preliminary penalty against White Birch is 0.65 per cent.It’s the third time the U.S. has slapped duties on Resolute. The Montreal-based company expects to pay a total of US$190 million in duty deposits by the end of 2018 from trade disputes over softwood lumber, supercalendered paper and newsprint.The U.S. Department of Commerce will make another decision on anti-dumping duties in March and the U.S. International Trade Commission will be asked to rule on the two measures in August.The U.S. government began investigating Canada’s newsprint industry after Washington-based North Pacific Paper Co., complained Canada was dumping newsprint into the American market and unfairly subsidizing its industry at home.It is the same argument made regarding Canada’s softwood industry, which led to the imposition of both countervailing and anti-dumping duties on most Canadian softwood exports to the United States.“What the U.S. uncoated groundwood papers industry wants is a level playing field, and this decision is an important step forward for American producers, workers and their families that have been the victims of unfair Canadian trade practices for too long,” stated Norpac chief executive Craig Anneberg.The company estimates the ruling will raise production costs by less than five cents per newspaper.Anneberg said that’s a “small price to pay to preserve American manufacturing jobs” in Washington, Mississippi and Georgia.However, Kursman said Norpac is referring to three states where Resolute operates paper mills.By contrast, Norpac has just one mill and is owned by a New York private equity firm.“Now they are perversely manipulating trade law in an effort to satisfy their own personal greed. This is about lining their own pockets with cash at the expense of hundreds of thousands of American jobs.”Boyle called Norpac’s move a “Hail Mary pass” designed to help the mill. But he can’t understand how a small producer with just 260 employees and little market share can damage an entire industry.Quad Graphics, the largest commercial printer in North America, said higher prices caused by duties would be doubly painful since it would raise the price of advertising inserts that account for 20 per cent of its business, while hurting newspapers where these inserts are placed.In a joint statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr called the duty rates “unjustified.”“Any duties will have a direct and negative impact on U.S. newspapers, especially those in small cities and towns, and result in job losses in the American printing sector,” the ministers said in a statement.The government said it has launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States over its trade practices. It has asked the World Trade Organization to examine the American use of punitive duties, alleging that they violate international law.The complaint was filed last month, but was released Wednesday. U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer blasted the move as a “broad and ill-advised attack” on the American trade remedies system.Joel Neuheimer, vice-president of international trade and transportation for the Forest Products Association of Canada, labelled that system a politically-motivated mess.“This is not really based on sound objective methods,” said Neuheimer. “This is political.”The union representing workers at Resolute, White Birch and Kruger said jobs will be hurt because producers won’t likely be able to turn to other foreign markets.“We will be very lucky if we maintain the status quo with regard to layoffs,” said Renaud Gagne, the Quebec director of Unifor. “Maybe we are going to experience plant shutdowns for a few weeks.”— With files from Mia Rabson in Ottawa and Julien Arsenault in MontrealNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the impact of the duties on Resolute Forest Products.last_img read more

12 Oct

Fall Food Drive at SaveOnFoods for the Salvation Army Food Bank

first_imgThe Salvation Army will have volunteers and a Red Kettle on-site from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Cameron Eggie, Executive Director of the Salvation Army shares the Food Bank is fortunate to receive many perishable donations, yet the dry goods are low this season.Financial donations can also be made to the Food Bank during the food drive for the purchase of butchered meat. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Save-On-Foods is throwing together a Fall Food Drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank.Due to low non-perishable donations at the Food Bank, Save-On-Foods wants to help fill the shelves by selling ready-to-purchase bags at the cashier’s tills.The pre-made packages were put together using a list provided by the Salvation Army.last_img read more

12 Oct

Maha 3 dead 4 injured in road mishap near Nashik

first_imgNashik: Three persons were killed after being hit by a multi-utility vehicle in Kalvan in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, police said. Among those dead in the incident, which happened early Monday, was a 13-year-old boy identified as Shubham Bapu Devre, an official said. “The four were walking towards Nandurigad to attend a fair. The identities of the other two deceased are not yet known. Four people were injured and are being treated in a local hospital,” he added. A case has been registered against the driver in Kalvan police station, he added.last_img read more

12 Oct

Postpoll fracas rages on in Bhatpara Madan lodges complaint against BJP

first_imgKolkata: Post-poll violence continued in Bhatpara on Monday, after the area became chaotic on the day of the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. After the polling process ended on Sunday evening, crude bombs were hurled and bullets were fired in several areas of the Bhatpara Assembly constituency throughout the night.Both BJP and Trinamool Congress accused each other for the violence in Bhatpara. Madan Mitra, the Trinamool candidate contesting from the Bhatpara constituency, lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against BJP workers on Monday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTill Monday, police initiated two suo moto FIRs and arrested 34 persons for alleged rioting. Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order, Siddh Nath Gupta informed that section 144 has been imposed in Bhatpara on Monday. After the polling process concluded on Sunday, Meghna, Arya Road and Chalta Road areas turned into battlegrounds as workers of both the parties got involved in clashes. It has been alleged that BJP backed goons attacked Trinamool workers and set fire to some of their houses. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySince Sunday night, Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Combat Force along with Central Forces were deputed in the area, to maintain law and order. On Monday, Mitra went to the EC along with Trinamool youth leader Samrat Topadar and lodged a complaint against BJP for allegedly instigating violence in Bhatpara. “On Sunday, Central Forces practically gave protection to the hooligans who had hurled crude bombs targeting my car. Arjun Singh is spreading lies stating that I had instigated violence with the help of outsiders, when he is the person who is creating violence,” said Mitra. Meanwhile, BJP workers and supporters put up a blockade at Kankinara railway station since 7:05 am on Monday morning. As a result, train services were disrupted on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section for almost two and a half hours. Following this, BJP workers agitated in front of Jagaddal police station, demanding immediate release of the persons arrested. Later, police intervened and forced the BJP workers to withdraw the agitation. Normal services resumed in the section after 9:13 am. Due to the blockade for such a long time during peak hours, 20 local trains had to be cancelled. Seven Up and four Down local trains had to be short terminated, while 13 local trains ran late. As a result, daily commuters had to face immense harassment. A RAF personnel was hit by a bullet fired by miscreants on Sunday. The injured person, identified as Raju Dey, was rushed to a private hospital in Mukundapur where he underwent a major surgery on Monday. Several others were also injured in shootouts across the area. The bullet had entered through the cheek bone on the right side of his face and got stuck under the right ear, next to a crucial nerve. After almost two and half hours of surgery, the bullet was extracted.last_img read more