Alejandro Faurlin is making his first-team return at Loftus Road, where Shaun Wright-Phillips’ 29th-minute goal gave QPR a half-time lead.Manager Mark Hughes has indicated that Faurlin, sidelined since suffering cruciate damage in January, would not be considered for the Capital One Cup second-round clash.But after assessing the midfielder, Hughes decided that Faurlin was fit enough to play.Wright-Phillips put Rangers ahead by stabbing the ball past keeper David Grof from 10 yards out after being picked out by Bobby Zamora’s clever pass.The goal came three minutes after Andrew Johnson missed a great chance for Rangers, heading wide of the far post after being found unmarked by Jose Bosingwa’s right-wing cross.Johnson and Bosingwa were handed their first competitive starts for the club, while Ryan Nelsen is making his R’s debut.And Nelsen came close to giving Rangers an early lead when he headed Wright-Phillips’ corner narrowly wide.Wright-Phillips shot wide from Fabio’s low cross and Grof saved with his legs to deny Johnson before the deadlock was eventually broken.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
On VVS Laxman’s 43rd birthday, Sachin Tendulkar spilled out a secret of his former Indian teammate in his cheeky birthday wish.Known for his wristy flicks on the ground, Laxman’s batting elegance had been admired all over the world while he was also a nightmare for Australian bowlers.Tendulkar, who was Laxman’s teammate for several years, took to his official Twitter account to reveal the secret behind latter’s brilliant ability to score runs.He informed that Laxman used to go for a shower and then eat an apple before heading out to bat.”Happy b’day, Lax! Shall I spill out the secret behind ur ability to score runs? Taking a shower & eating an apple before going to bat. Oops,” Tendulkar tweeted.Happy b’day, Lax! Shall I spill out the secret behind ur ability to score runs? Taking a shower & eating an apple before going to bat. Oops??? pic.twitter.com/DNYFNQUnAi- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 1, 2017Laxman replied saying that Sachin was the inspiration right from his younger days.”Apart from the shower & apple,you forgot a bigger secret @sachin_rt – the inspiration that you gave me right from my younger days. Thank you,” he tweeted.Apart from the shower & apple,you forgot a bigger secret @sachin_rt – the inspiration that you gave me right from my younger days.Thank you??? https://t.co/pi29phULi6- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 1, 2017The two players shared great bonding and had stitched numerous marathon partnerships for the national side during their playing days.advertisementMeanwhile, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag also wished Laxman, with his typical humour.He made a hilarious birthday wish to the ‘very very special’ cricketer besides also dedicating a Bollywood song to him.”Wishing #WristJaadugar & Bhrata Shri @VVSLaxman281 a very happy birthday.Can calm any situation with a flick of his wrists.Chitiyan Kalaiyan,” Sehwag wrote on Twitter.Wishing #WristJaadugar & Bhrata Shri @VVSLaxman281 a very happy birthday.Can calm any situation with a flick of his wrists.Chitiyan Kalaiyan pic.twitter.com/fYv9z2FGW1- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 31, 2017Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly, Indian pacer Irfan Pathan, opener Shikhar Dhawan, all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh were among others to wish Laxman on his birthday.He scored 11,125 international runs for India, 3,173 of them against Australia including two double centuries! Happy Birthday @VVSLaxman281! pic.twitter.com/gXdovFqCFS- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 2017Happy Birthday to a Very Very Special person @VVSLaxman281 sir. Wishing you another year of great accomplishments and good health.???- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 1, 2017Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281!281 has a Very Very Special meaning in Indian cricket ???Thanks for the memories!???? pic.twitter.com/hzU4foQKC1- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 1, 2017True inspiration! His crucial knocks down the order has bailed india out so many times. No one can forget his #281 in one of the historic test wins for India. Happy birthday lachi bhai @VVSLaxman281- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 1, 2017We will find it difficult to find a nicer human being thn him,Happy birthday to a legend who always stood up 4 team @VVSLaxman281 #birthday pic.twitter.com/BWX4Ufi814- Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 1, 2017Happy birthday, @VVSLaxman281- a true match-winner and a gem of a human being #Laxman pic.twitter.com/I7sgj3DSnF- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, [email protected] happy birthday vvs ..have a great year ..love your jackets on TV …god bless- Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 1, 2017Always a class act with the bat and now the microphone, wishing @VVSLaxman281 a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead. #Legend- Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) November 1, 2017Wish a very Happy Birthday to Mr Elegant @VVSLaxman281 . May you remain as classic as your drives and flicks. pic.twitter.com/baxJGx5OWD- R P Singh (@RpSingh99) November 1, 2017Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281, have a great time with friends and family on your special day :-)- Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 1, 2017A great mentor, a real match-winner and one of the kindest souls around, heres wishing @VVSLaxman281 very best on his birthday. pic.twitter.com/xH0evG0f3u- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 1, 2017Happy Birthday to the man who sees people in three shades-Good, Very Good and Very Very Good. Have a great one @VVSLaxman281 ????????? pic.twitter.com/5qMfyQxRWY- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 1, 2017A very happy birthday to the legendary @VVSLaxman281. Your innings have given us all some great memories. Hope you have an incredible year.- Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) November 1, 2017Many more happy returns of the day lachi bhai @VVSLaxman281 , may god give u the strength to contribute to the game in different capacities???advertisement- Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 1, 2017Cheers to a very very special man.. very humble and kind hearted @VVSLaxman281 Happy birthday.. have a good one lax. Bless you- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 2017Happy birthday to one of the greats of Indian cricket, @VVSLaxman281 bhai..hope you have an amazing year ahead??????????? pic.twitter.com/writqR5u4d- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 1, 2017Happy happy birthday @VVSLaxman281 Sir ??????????????? pic.twitter.com/5cs3cFcW5H- Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 1, 2017Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281 wishing you a very very special year ahead! pic.twitter.com/NTAaFHOA8K- Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 1, 2017Laxman has represented India in 134 Tests and 86 ODIs, amassing 8,781 runs and 2,338 runs respectively.His most memorable moment was his innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.It still remains one of the finest knocks by an Indian Test cricketer and was recognised as the best Test innings played in the last 50 years.(With inputs from ANI)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chief Salihamidzic: We really want to sign Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic admits they “really want to sign” Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made four separate bids for Hudson-Odoi, the latest of which met the Blues’ £35million valuation of the Under-17 World Cup winner.”He is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign,” said Salihamidzic.”He has qualities that fit into our game. He can dribble well and has a drive towards goal. “He has a lot of potential.”Hudson-Odoi has played eight times for Chelsea’s first team this term, including starting the last two games against Nottingham Forest and Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
The Government has set aside $500,000 to develop a national repository in the Ministry of Transport and Mining.The trifold repository will comprise the Transport Statistics Database, Transport Research Databank, and the Geographic Information System (GIS) database.Funding for the undertaking has been made available in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on February 14.The allocation will go towards developing functional requirements for the repository, purchasing relevant hardware and software, and developing a joint interface and facilitating interconnectivity among the databases.In addition, the Transport Research Databank and Transport Statistics Database are to be designed and implemented.As at December 2018, the Terms of Reference has been drafted for the engagement of consultancy.The project, which commenced in July 2017, is scheduled to end in March 2021.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Finnlines Reporting a profitable second quarter, Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has reiterated its decision to order more environmentally-friendly vessels.“We are … about to further order two Superstar class RoPax vessels, in order to strengthen our well developing passenger business growth,” Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO of the company, said.“These vessels will be the best and most environmentally friendly units in their category, carrying 5,800 lane metres of cargo and close to 1,000 passengers,” he added.The new order would follow the recent investment of EUR 500 million in three new ice-class roll-on/roll off (RoRo) ships.With the upcoming order for two Superstar class ships, Finnlines aims to ensure it will remain “a forerunner in sustainable development for both passenger and cargo transportswithin the Baltic Sea.”In line with its strategy, the company has made a number of investments in its existing fleet, both environmental and capacity related.“We have invested in emission abatement technology covering almost all our vessels and also lengthened six of our vessels in order to benefit from economies of scale. These investments have contributed to our sustainable development… Other efforts to reduce energy consumption and emissions include changing of propeller blades, timetable planning, route optimisations as well as optimising speed, load and trim,” Grimaldi further said.For the three-month period ended June 30, 2019, Finnlines reported a result of EUR 30.4 million (USD 33.6 million), compared to EUR 25.8 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. This represented the company’s best second-quarter result ever.In addition, the company recorded revenue totaling EUR 157.9 million in Q2 2019, an increase of 2 percent when compared to EUR 154.3 million posted in the same quarter last year.Finnlines is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group that operates a fleet of more than 120 vessels and serves over 120 ports in 50 countries.
The Canadian PressA Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a “negligent” and “lackadaisical” approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women.Danita Faith has been missing for more than 10 years, and her mother Diane BigEagle is the caretaker of her two children.Saskatchewan lawyer Anthony Merchant filed the suit on BigEagle’s behalf today and is seeking $500 million in damages and $100 million in punitive damages.Court documents say BigEagle met with the RCMP more than 50 times about her daughter’s disappearance, and allege they did not pay attention nor take notes during the meetings.The suit alleges systemic negligence on the part of the RCMP in investigating cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.The lawsuit says family members have been forced to endure mental anguish because of the RCMP’s failure to properly investigate and prosecute the disappearances.
This crude oil is being transported to a Prince George refinery. RCMP are on site and Drive BC will be updated as the road is open in both directions. The incident has been downgraded from a Code 2 to a Code 1 as it is under control.(PEACE FM) CHETWYND, B.C. – A truck hauling 40 000 liters of crude oil has had a fire about 20 km west from Chetwynd on Highway 97 at about 10 a.m. Sunday. The fire has been isolated to the rear tires of the unit and no product has been lost. The company has dispatched another unit to continue to take the product from the highway.
Nicole Jontony competes on the balance beam for Ohio State gymnastics. Credit: Courtesy of Nicole JontonyWith another road meet under its belt after competing last weekend against No. 3 Michigan, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (0-2, 0-1 Big Ten) is gearing up for its third away meet in a row to begin the season at Iowa (1-3, 1-0 Big Ten) at 8 p.m. Saturday. Despite Michigan winning last weekend 197.550-194.925, Ohio State saw a 1.725 final score improvement, up from 193.200 in its season opener against UCLA.“I felt like the first meet, we hit 12 out of 24 routines, half. This week, I felt like we hit 15, still not even close to what we’re capable of doing, and we were a point and a half higher, almost two points higher,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “Certainly a step in the right direction. We still need to kind of get the kinks out and work on a few things.”The Buckeyes had trouble during their last event on balance beam, finishing with a 47.900 score, when both freshman Jenna Swartzentruber and senior Alexis Mattern took falls during their routines as the first and second slots in the lineup. For the meet against Iowa, Ohio State will make adjustments to its lineup order. Senior Stefanie Merkle will take the first spot in lineup on beam, moving up from spot No. 6. Junior Jamie Stone will anchor the event.Ohio State had just three days of practice before hitting the road.“I felt like the focus this week, it was more on landings, and again, getting out the kinks,” Paulicivic said. “It’s a definite process, and especially with a young team like this. I feel like, a couple more meets under our belt, and I feel like things will get rolling a little bit smoother.”Iowa has posted similar results to the Buckeyes in its first two meets. The Hawkeyes posted a 193.000 to place fourth in their first competition and quad meet against Arizona State, Iowa State and Auburn. They then posted a 193.375 to beat Michigan State Saturday.“Iowa is kind of in the same boat as we are,” Paulicivic said. “They’re kind of having a slow starting season, but you never want to count them out. They almost made nationals last year, and I know they’re going to come out gang-busters.”The performance of the Buckeyes’ competitor is something to keep in mind, but it is not the main focus for them as they approach this weekend’s meet.“Our goal is to just keep building on what we have,” sophomore Olivia Aepli said. “We’re not really focusing on anyone else, we’re just focusing on ourselves and doing what we do in practice.”Ohio State’s meet against Iowa will be in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
France have announced their final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia with the likes of Karim Benzema and Alexandre Lacazette surprisingly being omittedBoth forwards have struggled at their respective club this season with Benzema, in particular, struggling to find the back of the net at Real Madrid on a consistent basis with only five goals in 31 La Liga appearances to his name this season.Meanwhile, Lacazette struggled to get to grips with the demands of English football in his first season at Arsenal but he had scored eight goals in his last 10 appearances for the Gunners at the end of his debut campaign.The 26-year-old won the last of his 16 caps for France in a 2-2 friendly draw with Germany in November.Head coach Didier Deschamps has also left out Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who has struggled to start regularly under Jose Mourinho in his two years in charge at Old Trafford.The 22-year-old did start in France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in March, but it appears he has not done enough to convince Deschamps that he was worthy of a place.Also missing out is Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet, who went off injured during the Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.Despite having been out injured for almost the entire campaign, Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has been included.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…France World Cup Squad:Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG)Defenders: Djibril Sidibé (AS Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco)Attackers: Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea FC), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fékir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)Reserves: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Mathieu Debuchy (St Étienne), Lucas Digne (FC Barcelona), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea). (Obtained by GetFootballNewsFrance)
Germany coach Joachim Low made comments that suggests reason for his decision to drop Arsenal star Mesut Ozil for this evening’s game against Sweden.His reason appears to have been made due to errors made against Mexico. Ozil was in the starting lineup for the defeat in Germany’s World Cup opener, but has been bench for their second group game.Low insists he still has faith in the high-profile players he has dropped – Ozil and Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira – and claims he still trusts them.But he suggested the changes he made were o address mistakes made against Mexico. Speaking yesterday before it was known that he had dropped Ozil for this evening’s game, Low said:Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Why should I lose faith with my important players? My fundamental faith in those players will not be broken because of one game,” he said via OffthePost.“Of course, one or two might be on the bench, but I trust them because they’re still at a very high level. To question these players now would be fatal. Of course I don’t.“There is no point questioning our idea. There will be corrections, to address the mistakes, but there’s no doubting our playing style.”That would suggest that the manager either felt Ozil made mistakes against Mexico or thought picking him in the starting lineup was a mistake in itself.