QPR chasing first home win since opening day as Reading visit

first_imgReading won 3-1 at Loftus Road in February 2014QPR’s win at Fulham before the international break ended a run of five league games with a victory, but they haven’t won at home since the opening weekend. On Saturday they host Reading, who were beaten 4-1 at Brentford last month.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 15 October 2016Referee: Steve Martin (Staffordshire)Vital statistic: There has not been a home win in this fixture in the last eight meetings, since QPR beat Reading 3-1 in November 2010. Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jake Bidwell (shoulder), Jamie Mackie (ankle), Jack Robinson (knee).Fitness test: Sandro (match fitness).READINGRuled out: Jake Cooper (match fitness), Yakou Meite (ankle ligaments), Deniss Rakels (broken ankle). Possible starting line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Perch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Wszolek, Chery, Washington; Polter.Reading: Al-Habsi; Gunter, Moore, McShane, Obita; Evans, Williams; McCleary, Swift, Beerens; Kermorgant. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)QPR: W D D L L (5 points) • Home: D L D L W (5 points)Reading: D L W W D (8 points) • Away: L W W L L (6 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)QPR – 4: Chery; 3: Polter; 2: Caulker, Onuoha, Sylla; 1: Washington.Reading – 3: McCleary, Swift; 2: Kermorgant; 1: Beerens, Evans, McShane, Williams.LAST FIVE MEETINGS23 Apr 2016: QPR 1 Reading 13 Dec 2015: Reading 0 QPR 116 Feb 2014: QPR 1 Reading 39 Nov 2013: Reading 1 QPR 128 Apr 2013: Reading 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Reading 1 win, 3 draws See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPR 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 See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

African wild dogs off to Botswana

first_img12 November 2007A pack of 18 African wild dogs have been moved from Limpopo province’s Marakele National Park to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, in an effort to establish a viable population of the endangered animal in the Limpopo Valley.“It is intended that this reintroduction will facilitate the establishment of a viable population of wild dogs in the Limpopo Valley, specifically within the area earmarked for incorporation into the Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area,” Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Group manager Harriet Davies-Mostert said.The recently proclaimed Limpopo-Shashe Transfrontier Conservation Area straddles the international borders of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The African wild dog is southern Africa’s most endangered carnivore, with fewer than 500 individual dogs occurring in South Africa, most of which are found within the Kruger National Park.In 1997 it was recommended that packs be reintroduced into several protected areas across the country to expand the dogs’ range.To date, nine wild dog sub-populations have been established in areas such as the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Madikwe Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park and the De Beers Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve.Wild dogs were first reintroduced into Marakele National Park in May 2003 when a pack of 16 wild dogs were released into the park.This population remained vulnerable, however, because it was difficult to maintain fences on inaccessible terrain, resulting in some dogs escaping. It was therefore decided to relocate them to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.They will be fitted with tracking collars before being released and will spend the next two to three months in a boma before being released into the 72 000-hectare reserve.It is hoped that the pack will link up with a neighbouring population of wild dogs, on the De Beers Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve a few kilometres south, of the South African side of the border, to form new packs.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South African app beats international competition

first_img21 January 2015Car Guru, an app created by South African developer Sukasha Singh, beat off stiff competition from other emerging markets to be named runner up in the international Vodafone appStar competition.Vodafone, the international mobile telecommunications group, selected 10 regional winners from Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, India and South Africa to compete in the final leg of the competition in Bangalore, India, explained Singh. The awards were handed out on 15 January.In the South African leg of the competition, Car Guru, which works on Apple and Android phones and tablets, won the Best Upcoming Developer award; Mike Kroger’s Tracker app won the Best Established Developer award.Singh and Kroger went on to compete against the other country winners, with Singh’s app recognised in the Best Upcoming Developer category. The winner in this category was a Kenyan app, Guide Rig.“It was an honour to represent my country in this competition and I’m really proud about the runner-up award because the other competitors had very good apps,” she added.Vodafone sponsors the appStar competition in its emerging markets to encourage and support app developers.Car Guru is a multipurpose motoring app featuring motoring news, cars for sale, business directories and more. It is free and can be downloaded from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.Singh, a motoring journalist, said the first version of the app was released about two years ago. “We tweeked it and released Version 2 in September 2014. We have between 5 000 and 10 000 users.”Car Guru’s mission is to “simplify your motoring experience, to provide one easy-to- use resource for all your motoring needs”.It not only provides motoring news or just cars for sale. “We combine various elements to give you, the user, a holistic experience,” says the developers. “The free Car Guru app is the result of two years of research into the app world, concentrating specifically on what consumers appreciate most about their favourite apps.”On Car Guru, users can search for cars on sale in their price bracket; read what motoring writers say about those cars; calculate your repayments and even search for dealers in their area to test-drive those cars.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

a month agoNuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slump

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Nuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slumpby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo disappointed after Thursday’s loss to Braga at Molineux.Ricardo Horta’s effort saw the Premier League club lose in what was their first appearance in the main stage of a European competition since 1980Speaking after the game, Nuno said: “It is difficult to break down a team. We didn’t create much but the chance they had they got it. It’s a tough game. We have to keep on going.”All the goals are mistakes. If there was perfection there would be no goals. We have to remain calm and move on.”We controlled the game and managed well but one of the things we have to improve is to be patient and find a way to break down teams. Individually and as a team we have to raise our standards again.”On Sunday we have another challenge [against Crystal Palace].” last_img read more

6 days agoAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro career

first_imgAston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro careerby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa striker Wesley has spoken of becoming a father at the age of 14.The Brazilian signed for the midlands club in the summer in a £22.5 million transfer from Club Brugge”I had my first child when I was 14 years old,” Wesley told Sky Sports. “It was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally.”I had to work in the day and then go to training in the evening.”I was 14 when I had my first kid, and 16 when I had my second. When I had my children, I told myself I had to do everything to be a football player.”Despite having two children to care for, Wesley went for broke when he was 17, embarking on a six-month trip to Spain for a trial with Atletico Madrid. It proved unsuccessful, but Wesley hailed the experience as “amazing” before heading to France, and then eventually ending up back in Brazil working in a factory where reality began to hit.”I had to get money for my kids. I would go to a team and every team said no,” Wesley added, before revealing how he ended up with AC Trencin. “I went to six teams before going to Slovakia.”When I went to the sixth team, I thought I didn’t want to play football anymore. I thought it was finished for me. Then I got a chance.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Joey Bosa Trolls Marcus Mariota, Oregon With “O, No” Instagram Post

first_imgJoey Bosa trolls Marcus Mariota with Instagram post.Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa of one of the most promising young players in the nation. He also seems to be quite skilled in the trash talk department.Tuesday morning, following his team’s 42-20 College Football Playoff National Championship win over Oregon, Bosa took to Instagram to poke a bit of fun at his opponent. We’re not sure if he’s just responding to the fact that the Ducks were favored in the contest or whether he had words with some of Oregon’s players during the game. But considering he posted a photo of Mariota lying on the ground (after this hit), with the words “O, No”, we think it’s safe to say he feels justified rubbing it all in.It’s quite likely that Mariota and Bosa will see each other at the next level. But for now, it’s Bosa and the Buckeyes who have bragging rights.last_img read more

Texas A&M Football: This Awesome “Gig ‘Em” Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M fans at a game.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.last_img read more

Juventus target Mousa Dembele

first_imgTottenham’s Mousa Dembele is reportedly being targeted by Juventus for a move this summer, claims the London Evening StandardThe midfielder revealed at the end of last month that he may be leaving Tottenham at the end of the season and has now reportedly caught the interest of Juventus.The Italian side, who are currently chasing their sixth successive Serie A title, are keen on strengthing their midfield in the summer and shortlisted Dembele as a potential recruit.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.While Juventus have publicly made their interest in Emre Can known, they have grown frustrated with the German’s reluctance to make a final decision on his future.In light of this, Juventus are now considering alternatives and it is believed that Massimiliano Allegri was very impressed with Dembele’s performances against them in the Champions League knockout stages this season.Dembele has enjoyed a successful season under Mauricio Pochettino with the Belgium international having inserted himself as a key member of the squad and has currently a total of 36 appearances across all competitions.last_img read more

Newcastle sortes problem with players bonuses

first_imgCaptain Jamaal Lascelles spoke on how the bonuses problem is now a thing of the past and the team will focus on the futureAfter very difficult days where Newcastle coach Rafa Benitez was angry about not having money for big signings.And players not talking to the media or collaborating with the TV stations.Everything is now solved at Newcastle United, captain Jamaal Lascelles told RTE this Wednesday.Steve Bruce: “Hopefully that’ll shut a few people up for a little bit” Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at his side’s shock 1-0 away victory to Tottenham HotspursTyne-side boss Steve Bruce praised his staff…“We’ve managed to sort the off-field stuff,” he said on the club’s official website.“Now that’s out of the way, we don’t have any reason why we can’t go out and put on a good performance,” he added.“We know where we stand. No-one’s moaning, no-one’s upset and now it’s just about gelling together, even more, working hard, getting a good energy around the club and the training ground – and doing what we do best which is working hard and playing a team.”Manager Rafa Benitez has still to sign his contract, but it seems like his team will not make any big purchases this off-season.last_img read more

175 Per Cent Drop In Energy Costs At JIS

first_img Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Related Items:Donna-Marie Rowe, energy drop, Errol Gardner, jamaica information service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Oct. 22 (JIS): Three years after the implementation of energy efficient solutions at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the agency is reporting savings of 17.5 per cent per annum on its energy bill.The solutions, which include solar control film on windows, cool roof solutions, and overhaul of the air conditioning (a/c) system, were provided under the Energy Efficiency Conservation Programme (EECP), aimed at reducing energy costs across the public sector. Public sector entities are responsible for almost 12 per cent of the country’s overall energy consumption and the Government spends some $14 billion annually to pay for electricity.JIS was among the first entities to benefit from the EECP, implemented in 2011, through funding by the Government in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Technical Officer for the EECP in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Lincoln Dean, said the figures indicate a steady decline in energy consumption at JIS, which translates to an increase in cost savings for the agency.Mr. Dean, who was speaking in an interview with JIS News, informed that in year one of the project, the agency saw reduction in consumption of just over three per cent from the application of the solar film (tint) energy conservation technique on windows to reduce light and heat.In year two, the cool roofing coat was added, also to cut down on the heat, and this, along with the tinting of windows, resulted in a nine per cent reduction in energy consumption.With replacement of the old a/c unit with a more energy-efficient model in year three, consumption dropped by 17.5 per cent.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JIS, Donna-Marie Rowe, said cost containment continues to be a key objective of the JIS and the EECP has contributed significantly in reducing the agency’s energy bill, especially with the installation of the new air conditioning unit.The CEO, in applauding the energy efficiency and conservation initiative, said the Ministry worked well with the agency to execute the various elements of the project with minimal disruption to operations.Director of Corporate Services at the JIS, Errol Gardner, said that in addition to the energy savings, the EECP’s intervention has created an atmosphere that is more conducive for work.He noted that productivity has improved as staff are more comfortable and are working longer hours.Overall, the Government has realised savings of approximately $80 million to date under the EECP, which has been implemented in 40 public sector agencies. Entities such as the Office of the Prime Minister, the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals, Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning are also benefitting from the retrofitting of their buildings. “Those institutions are also showing at least two to 17 per cent savings,” Mr. Dean informed.The EECP was scheduled to end this year but it is being extended for two more years, which will enable other entities to benefit.Mr. Dean said the objective of the Government is to retrofit the entire public sector with energy savings systems, so that the Government will serve as a model for energy efficiency and conservation in Jamaica.last_img read more