Rangers say public supports Old Oak plans

first_imgQPR say thousands of local people have backed their plans to regenerate Old Oak.The club’s Malaysian owners, fronted by chairman Tony Fernandes, have long been keen to develop the area between Scrubs Lane and Willesden Junction, which would be known as New Queens Park and include a new home for Rangers as part of a sporting and leisure complex.In September the club held a consultation which involved a six-day public exhibition, meetings with local groups, 50,000 newsletters being distributed and a project website being set up.Rangers say there were almost 3,000 responses and that 2,524 (89%) of people agree with their vision for Old Oak, while only 302 (11%) said they disagreed.QPR also report that 2,484 (88%) supported Old Oak as the location for a new stadium and 332 (12%) said they disagree with the idea.QPR have said they hope to move to a new stadium in 2018“We want to thank everyone who responded to our consultation and shared their thoughts with us,” said Fernandes.“This is only the first stage of consultation and we will continue to work with the community as we develop our plans in more detail.“QPR have been in the area for over 100 years and have a loyal fan base.“We need to move on from Loftus Road if we are to sustain a top-flight football club and Old Oak Common is the only realistic place for us to move – close to our fans and our roots, with great transport links, and the opportunity to be at the heart of the most exciting new development in west London for years.“Old Oak is the biggest regeneration since the Olympics and we have a responsibility to future generations to get it right.“We need a comprehensive planned approach with a stadium as its beating heart, led by a football club with a stronger interest in the local community than any other kind of business.““The choice at Old Oak is between a stadium-led regeneration, generating activity, passion and publicity in a new district with a beating heat, or a dormitory town of buy-to-let flats, driven by housing developers leaving little for the local community.”QPR say they will now be working with the three relevant London boroughs – Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Brent – as well as the Greater London Authority and local groups to ensure the community will benefit from the club’s proposals.Fernandes added: “It is important we don’t let this opportunity go to waste.“Local people have told us that they want QPR to stay in Hammersmith & Fulham. We hope the local boroughs and GLA will support us.“Let’s work together to deliver a thriving new city quarter that keeps QPR in west London and delivers real community benefits to the wider area.”See also:QPR owners stay committed because their eyes are on the prizeQPR confirm Old Oak regeneration projectThe Old Oak project that would totally transform the face of QPRChief executive Beard sets out QPR’s vision for Old OakOld Oak plan ‘speculative & presumptuous’The battle for Old Oak will be a huge opportunity for QPR fansQPR step up their pursuit of Old Oak site’More than 80%’ back QPR’s Old Oak plansOld Oak regeneration ‘requires everyone to work together’ say QPRWhat’s going on at QPR? Some answers to key questions being askedQPR stadium ‘is just not going to happen’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Day 1 of The 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest See Day 2 results on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee Day 3 results on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee how Day 4 is going on The Pro Farmer Crop TourSee Hard to believe that this will mark my 4th year of being a part of The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Back in 2012, my very first time on the tour, crop conditions stared great here in Ohio and got progressively worse as we moved into the I states. In fact, it was in northern Iowa that year where I saw my first “zero” field. That was a surreal moment.As we prepare to hit the road, the talk from the farmers on tour that are from that part of the U.S., is that this year will be the complete opposite. I shared with them what we noticed on The Ohio Crop Tour last week and what we have seen all over the state over the growing season. Needless to say, all of the scouts are curious about just how bad Ohio and Indiana are, compared to the rest of the corn belt. Will we see any “zero” fields in Ohio or Indiana? Buckle up cause here we go!7:30 a.m.Our first stop is my home county of Delaware. The other 3 scouts with me were very surprised about how dry this ground was. They heard all season how the rains were right over Ohio. I explained how things just shut off here almost a month ago. These ears were small and poorly developed. This was the worst corn I have seen this year, counting last week’s Ohio Crop Tour. This field will barely break 100 bushels. The soybeans were average but still had some pods to fill. Early moisture was evident in this field. We counted 675.5 pods in a 3 x 3 plot.Delaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, OhioDelaware Co, 7:59 a.m.Not a whole lot better as we crossed into Union County, Ohio. Although there were good and bad parts of this corn field, the part we sampled, which I think was middle of the road, was mediocre at best. We guesstimate this field average at 122.5 bushels. The beans looked great from the road, but the pod count did not match the tall, bushy stalks. The 3 x 3 pod count here was 810.Union Co, OhioUnion Co, OhioUnion Co, OhioUnion Co, Ohio 8:59 a.m.These fields in Champaign County, Ohio were better than our first two stops. The soil still had some moisture to it and our numbers show it. We did note quite a bit of SDS in this county as we worked toward Urbana. Our yield check shows 185 bushels for the corn and a pod count of 1123 in these very mature soybeans.Champaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, Ohio 9:25 a.m.We stop every 15 to 20 miles to take a sample and this stop is still in Champaign County, Ohio. This was the best looking corn field of the day for us so far and we were guessing a 200 coming out of this field. Once we pulled the ears and measured population we knew we were a little off, but not by much. This corn looks to make 180 bushels at harvest time. The soybeans did have some SDS popping up, but the overall health was good and the root system was great. We have a count of 1368 pods in a 3 foot square.Champaign Co, OhioChampaign Co, Ohio10:10 a.m.We are in Miami County and although this corn looked great in the kernel fill and length categories, the population was missing here. This area just received some rain, which will be beneficial for these R4 soybeans. Corn yield projection here is 168 and the total pod count in a 3 foot square 984.5.Miami Co, OhioMiami Co, OhioMiami Co, OhioMiami Co, Ohio 10:55 a.m.Darke County is our stop #6 and we counted 110 ears along 2 30 foot rows. Population here was high enough and the ears were nicely filled. Again the plant health here is struggling due to loos of nitrogen, but overall this field is the best of the day thus far. Our math pegs this field at 196 bushels to the acre. Soybeans had a lot of promise as well. Soils had a good amount of moisture and pods are filling nicely. The 3 x 3 pod count here totaled 858.2.Darke Co, OhioDarke Co, OhoDarke Co, OhioDarke Co, OhioFor my route of the 2015 Ohio Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, the Ohio averages were 159.75 bushels for corn and 960 pods per 3 x 3 square for soybeans.11:20 a.m.We are now in Indiana in Randolph County and the disease pressures are starting to show up here significantly compared to our previous stops. Ear fill was decent, but our rounds were 12, 12 and 14. The beans were young and still blooming here and will need some additional pods to make something come fall. Our corn estimate is 149 and we counted 912 pods in a 3 foot square.Randolph Co, IndianaRandolph Co, IndianaRandolph Co, Indiana 1:44 p.m.After lunch in Richmond, Indiana we headed to Wayne County for a sample. The corn was being overtaken by weeds. Another sign on a wet growing season and the inability to apply herbicides mid-season. Once we got through the end rows and 30 paces into the field we sample some decent ears. Two of which had 20 around. The soybeans we taller than fields earlier and one of the better pod counts of the day at 1050 pods in a 3 x 3 plot. Our corn yield estimate is at 172 for this field.Wayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, IndianaWayne Co, Indiana 2:20 p.m.Union County, Indiana is our next stop. Water damage wasn’t the only thing noticeable here. There was also some hail damage noted in the corn field. The population was the second lowest of our day. Soybeans were very wavy and Frog Eye was prevalent here. Our yield check on the corn came in at 152 and we counted 1051 pods in a 3 foot square.Union Co, IndianaUnion Co, IndianaUnion Co, IndianaUnion Co, Indiana 3:10 p.m.Fayette County was our 10th spot of the day and the corn here looks really nice and healthy. Once again great ears and kernel fill will be downplayed by population, which was 92 plants in 2 30 feet rows. We suggest this field will average 173 bushels. These were by far the best beans of the day for us with a pod count of over 1800 in a 3 foot square. Frog Eye and some SDS in this field, but if this area gets another shot or two of rain, it will be impressive.Fayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, IndianaFayette Co, Indiana 3:35 a.m.One of the scouts in my group is a farmer from Minnesota. Richard Guse has been doing this crop tour for 10 years now and his experience is showing. He is giving us a yield guess before we do the actual calculations and he has been within 5 bushels all but 3 times. He came out of this field with big ears and a small pop count and said it would be 191…and it was. We may just take his numbers and just move on down the road. We’d beat everyone to Fishers, for sure. The soybeans had major signs of SDS, but only on the edges of the field. The inner part of the field had some moisture and a pod count in a 3 x 3 square of 1241. Good stop here for us.Rush Co, IndianaRush Co, Indiana 3:56 p.m.Henry County, Indiana is our next sample stop and we are continuing to see some long ears in this part of the Hoosier State. This field was a bit different with 36 inch rows and it will yield close to 203.5, which is our biggest number of Day 1. The beans were pretty good here too but showing some signs of stress. This area just received a shower right before we arrived and that won’t hurt a thing. Our 3 foot square pod count ended up being 1320. These 4-bean pods were from the same plant.Henry Co, IndianaHenry Co, IndianaHenry Co, Indiana 4:30 p.m.Well our last stop of Day 1 was in Madison County, Indiana and this day will not end on a good note. I thought some scouts would find spots like this one, but I didn’t expect to see one in this part of Indiana. We found one ear to sample in our 30 foot row and our calculations for this field is a whopping 2 bushels per acre. The soybeans were shorter than the usual today and pod counts were relatively low. Our pod count for this field was 680.Madison Co, IndianaMadison Co, IndianaMadison Co, IndianaMadison Co, Indiana Our route’s Indiana averages are 148.9 bushels for corn and 1,151 pods per 3 foot square for soybeans.Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Ohio.Corn –148.37 bushels to the acre. The 3 year average is 154.75 b/a. Soybeans – 1125.26 pods in 3X3 foot square. The 3 year average is 1219.92.last_img read more

Producteev Takes Online Task Management to the Next Level

first_imgScreencast Producteev Two from Producteev.com on Vimeo. Tags:#Product Reviews#web Working in TeamsThe service was clearly designed with small and medium teams in mind. Just like in most current productivity apps for groups, you can assign tasks to team members and track the progress of a project. Producteev is free for individuals and teams with fewer than four users. Larger teams pay between $9 and and $89 per month and get access to more workspaces, filters and disk space for attachments than users with free accounts. Producteev Academy: Task Management Meets Game Mechanics In addition to its task management tools, Producteev Two also features a built-in social game that rewards productivity with Foursquare-like badges. This is obviously meant to incentivize productivity and some teams on the Producteev Two beta have already put this feature to good use. If you prefer, though, you can also turn these game mechanics off.VerdictOverall, it’s hard not be impressed by Producteev Two. The team managed to combine the best aspects of today’s task management systems into one and once the company releases its desktop and mobile apps, Producteev will be able to offer one of the easiest to use and most complete task management solutions on the market. The company is entering a very crowded field with a large number of competitors, ranging from online tools like Basecamp to desktop productivity apps like OmniFocus. If Producteev can fulfill its promise to launch a desktop tool, as well as more mobile apps, then it could easily replace many of these tools in the market place. Unlike most of its competitors on the desktop, Producteev’s tools will be available for free for small groups. A single-user license for OmniFocus cost almost $50 and most high-end productivity apps for the iPhone retail for between $10 and $20. This gives Producteev the advantage when it comes to price, but as we noted above, in terms of functionality, the Producteev team also manages to best most of its direct competitors. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market We don’t usually get very excited when we hear about a new task management service. After all, with Basecamp, Remember the Milk, Todo and numerous other services already in this market, what could really be so interesting about the next new service? It turns out that there is still a lot that can be improved, however. The New York-based team behind Producteev took a close look at the task management services on the market today and distilled everything it learned into the latest version of Producteev. The Problem with Online Task ManagementAs the company’s founder and CEO Ilan Abehassera told us yesterday, the major issue with most of today’s task management services is that they don’t plug into the the ecosystem of tools you already use. Producteev Two, on the other hand, allows users to create tasks by email and IM. In addition, the company will launch a free iPhone app with push notifications in the next few days and plans to release a desktop client for the Mac later this month. After this, Producteev will also launch iPad and Android apps, as well as an Outlook plugin. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As Abehassera told us, most of today’s task management apps are still largely either completely web-based or only available on the desktop or mobile phone. Most of us, however, use a mix of web apps, desktop tools and mobile apps. In order for a task management system to be effective, it has to be available on all of these platforms and the different apps have to stay synchronized at all times. Thanks to Producteev’s real-time backend, the company is able to keep your to-do lists synchronized no matter what platform you use to access the service. The service also syncs with Google Calendar.Adding Tasks from Virtually AnywhereAdding tasks to Producteev is really where the service shines. While you can use the web interface to manually enter tasks, you can also simply forward an email to Producteev and use the subject line to tag it with a due date for the task. Instead of using Gmail’s stars or sending yourself reminders and to-do lists, you can simply forward your email to Producteev and forget about it until it becomes relevant again.If you prefer, you can also send Producteev an IM (Gtalk, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo and ICQ) or a Twitter DM with the task, name of the project and due date. Gmail and iGoogle users will also be able to install a small widget in these services that connects them to their Producteev workspaces.. Once the company’s desktop and mobile apps launch, adding and managing tasks will become even easier. frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Education Over Entertainment

first_imgThe decisions you make determine the outcomes you create in your life.Lean BackNon-hustlers choose to spend their time being entertained. They are “lean back” people.They watch a lot of television. They can tell you what’s hot, what’s not, and what you are missing. When they’re not watching television, they spend their time on the small screen of infinite distractions. They browse and browse and browse like there is no tomorrow. They never miss a sporting event, and they are up to speed on players, coaches, stats, and the surrounding drama. Then, there are video games.There is nothing wrong with entertainment. Only too much entertainment is a problem. That time would be better invested somewhere else than spent on empty calories.Lean ForwardHustlers make a different choice. They choose to educate themselves. They are “lean forward” people.They read books. Lots of books. They read widely so they can be fluent in conversational with people of all walks of life. They learn how to think, and they learn how to judge the usefulness of ideas. Hustlers take online courses, they go to live events, and they hire coaches. They build mastermind groups so they can learn from their peers and get a perspective on how they’re doing from people who are going to be honest with them in order to spur their growth and development. Hustlers write, too. They keep journals, and they process their thinking.This is not to say that hustlers don’t spend time on entertainment. They just spend less time leaning back being entertained because they are too busy leaning forward and making things happen. When they play, even the play is usually centered around their personal growth.Lean forward. Educate yourself. You are the only real asset you will ever have for producing the results you want in your life.last_img read more

Davis thinks his foul woes ‘cost’ Taipei the game vs Gilas

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. View commentslast_img read more

Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “First and foremost to the Jimenez family I want them to know how truly devastated I am for my involvement and the loss of a loved one,” Boeheim read from a prepared statement. “The grief and pain his family is feeling at this time is, simply put, unimaginable. Juli, my family, and I are heartbroken. I love this community, and to see so many of my community members rally around the Jimenez family is a reminder of how special a community central New York is.”For Boeheim, who struck and killed Jimenez on a darkened highway that leads out of town, the game was his first public appearance since the accident. Boeheim, in his 43rd season as head coach at his alma mater, had addressed the team Thursday but did not take part in practice. Although he returned for practice Friday, he had not appeared in public until he made his way into the Carrier Dome to a big ovation from the crowd of 35,642.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHead down, Boeheim made his way to center court and acknowledged the crowd with a brief wave before giving Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski a heartfelt hug.“That was such an incredible environment,” Krzyzewski said. “The support the fans gave the team and the support they gave Jim was great and such an emotional time.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Swingman Cameron Reddish was out with an illness and point guard Tre Jones suffered a shoulder injury roughly 5 1/2 minutes in to put Duke down two starters in that one. It was a completely different team, just like it was on Saturday without injured freshman star Zion Williamson, who had a season-high 35 points in that first game.Williamson watched from the bench as freshman forward RJ Barrett, who had a triple-double and double-double in Duke’s previous two games, scored 30 points to help fill the void and Alex O’Connell had a career-high 20 in his first start of the season.Tyus Battle led Syracuse with 16 points on 4-of-17 shooting, Elijah Hughes had 12, and Marek Dolezaj and Frank Howard had 10 apiece as the Orange hit only 1 of 11 3-pointers in the decisive second half.“Our offense is really the difference,” Boeheim said. “They’re going to score points. They’re a tremendous offensive team. If you can hold them in the 70s, that’s a pretty good effort, but offensively we didn’t get the movement we need to and we didn’t make shots when we got them.”For freshman Orange guard Buddy Boeheim, the coach’s youngest son, the whole night was a moment that forever will be etched in his mind.“When he first came out, it was just a great moment for the community, a great moment for him,” Buddy said. “It was just great having him there. You obviously want to win, but it’s more than basketball sometimes.”ATTENDANCE RECORDThe game set a record for an on-campus basketball game, eclipsing the mark of 34,446, twice against Duke.SHOW OF SUPPORTSeveral former Orange stars attended the game, including Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman, John Wallace, Todd Burgan and Billy Owens. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, wearing a No. 4 Syracuse jersey, also attended and sat just to the right of the Syracuse bench.BIG PICTURE Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies View comments The accident happened after the Orange’s 20-point victory over No. 18 Louisville. Police say Jimenez was a passenger in a car that apparently skidded out of control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail. Police say Jimenez was trying to get to safety when he was struck by Boeheim’s SUV. Boeheim had swerved to avoid the disabled car, which was resting perpendicular across two lanes.Jimenez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another man in the car suffered minor injuries. A moment of silence was observed before the game for Jimenez and his family.Police say Boeheim has cooperated and sobriety tests administered to Boeheim and the unidentified driver of the other vehicle were negative for any signs of impairment. Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner said Thursday night there was “no reason to believe that there are criminal charges that will be coming for anyone.”Once the game started, it seemed like just another tilt featuring the two winningest coaches in NCAA Division I history, except for the massive crowd that made the dome’s walls shake every time the Orange scored. The Blue Devils (24-3, 12-2) improved to 7-0 on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference.In the first game between the teams, the Orange (18-9, 9-5) pulled off the upset, 95-91 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, as Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points and Syracuse used its 2-3 zone defense to rattle Duke in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim waves before the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When it was over and the last of the deafening cheers of the record Carrier Dome crowd had stopped, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim forgot about basketball for a poignant moment.Three nights earlier, the 74-year-old Hall of Fame coach had been involved in an accident that took the life of 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez, and that was foremost on his mind. Talking about a tough 75-65 loss to top-ranked Duke on Saturday night would have to wait.ADVERTISEMENT Duke: Williamson is recovering from a sprained knee. Duke was crushed at home, 88-72, on Wednesday night by No. 8 North Carolina after Williamson was hurt on the game’s first possession.Syracuse: Just being with the players and coaching them will help Boeheim cope with the tragic accident as the season winds down.UP NEXTDuke: At No. 20 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.Syracuse: At No. 8 North Carolina on Tuesday night. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

POWERADE ISOTONIC SEQTL- ROUND 2 WRAP

first_imgDodgers (Men’s Open) and Crushers (Women’s Open) sit atop the premiership ladder in the respective elite divisions after some high quality fixtures dominated second round action Friday night in Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s 2006 Powerade Isotonic SEQTL.The in form Dodgers machine picked up from where they left off last week in the Men’s Open division with a slashing 11 – 6 score line over Country Club United.Fielding only eight players due to injury and other commitments, the Dodgers boys worked brilliantly together to cover for a lack of numbers by working a six- player rotation across 4 positions with young wingers Terry Thompson and Jesse Green admirably playing the whole game without a substitute.It’s early days yet, but with a number of State and National representatives to come back into the side, Centre bet may be tempted to make the “no more bets” call on the Labrador lads as the odds shorten of a maiden premiership crown in 2006. Boasting a strong understanding and combination across the playing roster, the Dodgers boys are amongst the most talented teams in the competition. Blessed with a strong NTL winning Sharkies flavour, the Coasties are spoilt for choice turning on a variety of expansive or short games to suit the occasion at will.Australian Open Representatives Ben Robinson, Ben Mc Cullen, Riki Best, Nathan Jones and Qld Open Men’s player Ryan Pollock mix up their game easily with their Kiwi superstars and a host of young up and comers from the SQBD region.Whilst things “weren’t exactly treasury” for Country Club on Friday night, to their credit they never stopped trying, with evergreen veteran Dave Raper directing traffic better than Tom Croydon at peak hour on the South East Freeway. In the early feature match on Field One at 7.20pm, Redcliffe Colts and Uni-Rebels squared off in what was always going to be a keenly contested affair.Uni-Rebels had a narrow victory over premiers Crushers last week, and despite losing the north side battle in their first game against CCU, the Colts boys showed enough to suggest that they were going to cause some real headaches when they hit their stride.Colts mixed up their traditional power driving and short game with some great expansive ball movement to defeat Rebels 6 – 4.Uni-Rebels overcame a sluggish start to reel in a 3 touch down deficit on the stroke of half time to take the score to 3 –2.Shortly after half-time Qld Open Mixed player Damian Moar, making a welcome return to Uni-Rebels, crafted a touchdown for his team and at 3-3 it was game on.The game ebbed and flowed with both sides threatening to blow the contest open at different points. Eventually Colts got the decisive touchdown, with Uni-Rebels veteran Graham Whyte being dispatched to the bin for dissent in the aftermath.The game was all but gone when Colts iced the game cake at 6 – 4 with the fat lady half way down Cavendish road as the full time siren sounded.Benny Roberts and Troy Clark were in everything and at their scheming best for Colts, whilst Jason Powell and Damian Moar were the pick of an inconsistent Rebels side that will no doubt lift for next Friday’s big game against the undefeated Dodgers.In the 8.10pm game on Field 6 Crushers had a narrow 3 –2 escape over the young CTA Slammers outfit that produced a more settled display in their second competition game of the season. Crushers needed to call on all their experience to keep the Caboolture boys at bay.Down 2 – 1 at half time, an intercept ‘meatie’ by Jay Latumanhina kept Crushers in the contest.The Premiers had to fight all the way before eventually nailing down the coffin on the Slammers combination two minutes before full time.‘The postman’ Chris Farrow, delivered the big play as always, for a 3 – 2 victory to the Crusher Boys.In Round 3 action this coming Friday, The CTA Slammers will feature in an intriguing match up on Field One at 7.20pm against CCU in the match of the round.The young CTA Slammers side will fancy their chances to notch a maiden premiership game victory after their performance against Crushers, and CCU will be keen to atone for their defeat at the hand’s of Dodgers.In a tough one to call, Crushers take on Redcliffe Colts at 6.30pm on field 2 in the early bird- two for one- seat special, and Dodgers and Rebels square off in the nightcap game at 9.00pm on Field 5. In Powerade Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open action, Premiers Uni-Rebels flexed their muscles in a dominant 6-1 victory over the young Country Club United outfit.The star-studded Rebels side, who by their own admission, had a spluttering start to the season last week in a narrow loss to Sharkies, came out firing to shell shock the CCU girls early.Uni-Rebels and Australian Women’s Open Coach Kerry Norman, was much happier with the completion rates, ball movement, and finishing skills of her team as they cranked into gear and showed just why they are the benchmark team in the competition.Renee Murphy made a welcome return this week, and immediately added great direction to the team along with 2005 SEQTL Player of the Final, Sally Urquhart medallist Kylie Hilder.Qld Open Schoolgirl Jess Shaw continues to step up and play well in Open company, and the mercurial Teena Mc Ilveen donned the cloak of invisibility and glided undetected through the CCU defence at will. The “Mc Daddy” had a fantastic game mixing intelligent hole running and sonic fast feet to stamp her authority on the game. After trailing 5 – 1 at half-time the North side girls regrouped and came back determined to not let the score line blow out like a Bronco in the off-season.CCU’s Qld Open Mixed player Rebecca Tavo led by example and left it all out on the field for her team, and the Tupuhi sisters Toni and Delwyn, gave solid support to restrict Rebels to only one second half touchdown when the full time siren sounded.In the TV game on field 1 at 8.10pm Crushers and Redcliffe Colts shared the points in a thrilling draw that was full of high quality driving, great ball movement, resolute defence and a frenetic ‘bizaro’ finish.Both teams were down important personnel with four key players for Crushers unavailable and Colts without pivotal Youth World Cup representative Nikki Etheridge and the experienced Casey Clark. Despite the missing stars, both teams turned on a great display of power Touch for such an early stage of the season and, like all other teams, have much to look forward to as the Powerade Isotonic SEQTL unfolds.Incredibly, for 36 minutes of the contest there was no score. Then in the last four minutes the two teams traded touchdowns not once, but twice, to settle things at 2-2.The game was end to end, a real battle of attrition. I was calling for the water bottle and I was just watching from the sidelines!Playing at break-neck pace, something had to give, and Colts winger Carolyn Luschwitz found the chink.Coming out from her own end, she seized on a Crusher’s defensive error to scoot 50 metres to score and put Colts up cradling the lead at 1 – 0.Crushers Co-Captains Michelle Gilpin and Alyce Hulbert, refusing to concede defeat, moved the ball cleverly from left to right to NZ Women’s Open Player Anita Kerrigan who expertly drew the defence to give winger Kathrine Moore a narrow passage to the line.At 1-1, with barely a minute and a half on the clock, both coaches were reasoning that a draw was pretty indicative and a fair take on the game.Australian Open Mixed coach Gary Madders famously said to his Country Club United girls in the third of their four grand final victories in 2003 when they were narrowly up with not too much time left on the clock, “The game always has a long way to go” Everyone participating in last night’s game now knows what that means.After a penalty on the score line and some clever interchange of passing, Lauren Potter backed herself, ran at a hole and dived low at the score line to put the Colts girls up 2 –1 with 30 seconds left on the clock.From the restart Crushers Youth World Cup player Bindi Hammett worked a short play with Qld Open Mixed representative and big occasion specialist Nicola Slade.Slade, who had an industrious game, ran an outside line then snapped in spearing between the middles to score the equalizer with not too much time remaining.Colts Coach Craig Morrow was delighted with the focus and application his team mustered in driving out of their own end. Employing a very “Mets centric” rucking ideology, the Colts girls drove with a lot of discipline to earn great field position consistently during the game.Australian Women’s Open player Peta Rogerson was in everything for Colts, causing more headaches for the Crushers defence than a World Cup victory for Socceroo supporters.Lauren Potter, Aleisha Kuhn, and Gemma ‘Bruiser’ Etheridge all stood up for Colts in a really solid season opening. They will build nicely into the season with more training and development of combinations as they go. Crushers, whose defence was a highlight, were best served by experienced new recruit Theresa Anderson who directed traffic well and is making pleasing progress from a knee reconstruction, Kathrine ‘Dooie’ Moore who was solid all over the field, and Captains Gilpin and Hulbert.Round 3 action Friday night features a great match-up at 7.20pm on Field 7.Redcliffe Colts take on Griffith-Sharks who will be fresh after the bye.The “Powerade Power game” in the Women’s Open on field one pits Premiers Uni-Rebels up against top of the table Crushers at 8.10pm.Country Club United have the bye.All teams are building well into the season; expect some engrossing encounters as the best players in South East Queensland do battle in Round 3 of the Powerade Isotonic SEQTL.When in doubt, throw the flick and if you get the chance, Vote for Pedro and your wildest dreams will come true.last_img read more

Settop vendor Humax is expanding its presence in

first_imgSet-top vendor Humax is expanding its presence in the residential gateway market, with the acquisition of a 21.98% stake in MMC Technology.Humax has acquired an additional 8% stake in the residential gateway provider, making it the majority shareholder. The set-top specialist said it would us the investment to advance its home gateway server technology, develop a next generation set-top box platform and expand the company’s business activities in the residential gateway market.Humax and MMC Technology also plan to enter emerging market where demand for residential gateway products is increasing as internet penetration grows. Humax then plans to expand its business to the US, Latin America and other European markets. MMC Technology’s products have to-date focused on the Korean domestic market.CEO of Humax, Dae-Gyu Byun, said, “For more than 15 years, MMC Technology has accumulated and established technological expertise in the residential gateway market. This advanced know-how will become leverage for us to find a new market for our home gateway server, which is the next-generation set-top box.”last_img read more

Sky has invested in the Drone Racing League and wi

first_imgSky has invested in the Drone Racing League and will televise its events on the Sky Sports Mix channel.The pay TV operator has sunk US$1 million (€890,000) into the League, which features specialist drone pilots racing identical drones over complex, themed race tracks.Sky Sports Mix is effectively a basic tier taster channel for the pay TV operator’s premium Sky Sports offerings. It has US and Spanish football as well as a small number of Premier League games.The live DRL coverage will start in October, and stretch to ten one-hour episodes of drone racing from the 2016 season including the crowning of the world champion.Sky and DRL will also team to host and televise the first professional drone race in London, which will be part of its coverage.Emma Lloyd, Group Business Development Director at Sky, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with DRL to help develop this exciting new sport.“We’re really looking forward to working with the team at DRL to grow the sport and to bring something completely different to audiences across both TV and digital.”DRL CEO/Founder Nicholas Horbaczewski added: “Having a distribution deal and strategic partnerships with Sky will bring DRL to tens of millions of viewers.“With their expertise and our industry leading technology, media production and development of the best competitive racing, we believe we can truly grow a global franchise around this futuristic, high-speed racing sport.”last_img read more

Egg oral immunotherapy could be safe way of desensitizing children youth with

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 25 2019UNC School of Medicine researcher Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from egg allergies.After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) treatment, certain participants were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet for five years. This new research was presented by the study’s first author, Edwin Kim, MD, at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco.”Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies and usually appears in early childhood. It has significant risk for severe allergic reactions and negatively affects quality of life for children with the allergy,” said Kim, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and director of the UNC Food Allergy Initiative. “While the allergy does seem to go away with age, it can last into the second decade of life for most people. Any treatment that can allow the introduction of egg into the diet of someone with egg allergy provides nutritional benefits and peace of mind for the patient and their family.”UNC School of Medicine was one of five centers to participate in the study, led by the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (COFAR) and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The trial began with either eOIT or a placebo for 55 patients aged 5-11 who were allergic to egg. The treatments were randomized – 40 participants received eOIT and 15 received the placebo.The treatments lasted up to four years, during which patients were tested for their sensitivity to egg. Those who were considered desensitized – requiring a higher quantity of egg to cause an allergic reaction – could eat 10 grams, or about two teaspoons, of pure egg without reaction. Desensitized patients then stopped eOIT and were tested for sensitivity again. Those who did not have a reaction were considered sustained unresponsiveness (SU). After completing eOIT, concentrated egg (scrambled, fried or boiled egg) and/or baked egg (eggs incorporated into something like a cake) were recommended to be added into the patients’ diet. For five years following the allergy treatment, patients were asked to report how much egg they ate, in what form they ate it, how often they ate it and how they felt afterward.Related StoriesUnreliable diagnostics for fish allergy testingNovel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEPScripps CHAVD wins $129 million NIH grant to advance new HIV vaccine approachAt the end of eOIT, 50 percent of patients were classified with SU, 28 percent of patients were classified as desensitized (without SU) and 22 percent as not desensitized. Of SU-classified patients, 100 percent were able to eat both baked and concentrated egg.Desensitized, not desensitized, and placebo groups had more variable ingestion of baked and concentrated egg and had more chance of symptoms from ingestion.”These results further support the effectiveness of eOIT as a safe way of desensitizing children and youth with egg allergy,” said Kim. “Past research also suggests that eating egg may actually shorten the amount of time a patient has the allergy, so any amount of egg that is incorporated into an allergy patient’s diet is helpful.” Source:http://www.med.unc.edu/last_img read more