QPR accept misconduct charge

first_img Press Association QPR have accepted an FA charge of failing to control their players during their 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw against Manchester City earlier this month. Austin did eventually score a goal that counted in the 21st minute to put QPR ahead but two Sergio Aguero goals sandwiched an own goal from Martin Demichelis as the spoils were shared. center_img Rangers players were incensed when referee Mike Dean denied striker Charlie Austin two goals in the eighth minute – the first for offside and the second for an infringement by City goalkeeper Joe Hart. An FA statement read: “Queens Park Rangers have been fined £20,000 after admitting an FA misconduct charge and accepting the standard penalty.” last_img read more

Two Rare White Giraffes Killed In Kenya

first_imgThe manager of the reserve called it a very sad day for Kenya, and said, “We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes.”There is just one white giraffe left at the sanctuary.The giraffes were not albino, but lacked pigment for coloration. (Nairobi) — Two rare white giraffes, a female and her calf, have been allegedly killed by poachers in Kenya.Wildlife officials said Tuesday the skeletal remains of the giraffes have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Kenya.Officials estimate that the bones had been there for at least four months. last_img read more

Welcoming The Expected Arrival Of The Luzon Strait

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 The Luzon Strait, a Weyerhaeuser vessel, is expected to arrive at the Port of Olympia’s Marine Terminal on February 28, 2012. After loading cargo (logs), it’s scheduled to depart on March 1, 2012.Vessel: Luzon StraitVessel Flag: Hong KongDestination: Taicang, ChinaBoard Footage: Approx 2.8mmbfCustomer: WeyerhaeuserStevedore: SSAAgent: Talon Marine ServicesTentative Work Schedule: Two day shifts (Wednesday and Thursday)Tug: CrowleyJobs: No fewer than 400 jobs annually are associated with the movement of cargo in and out of the Port–NOTE: This includes direct, indirect and induced jobs.** As documented by Martin Associates in the 2009 data study, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia,January 2011, page 17; available at www.portolympia.com.last_img read more

Summer’s Simple Pleasures at Monmouth County Fair

first_imgFREEHOLD – A beautiful stretch of summer weather drew families and friends to browse the 4-H tents, hear banjo music and barbershop quartets, cheer pig races, meet representatives from the Sheriff’s office and experience being in a tent with butterflies. The annual Monmouth County Fair ran from July 24 to 28 at the fairgrounds off Kozloski Road and had a little something for everyone, especially at the food tents, where fairgoers could pick out dinner and eat together at the shaded outdoor picnic tables. Photos by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more

Weekly Poll: Did the Web Win?

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams The keynotes yesterday from CloudConnect provided some highlights that remind us how different the universe can look when viewed from the Web.It’s a far different landscape that you see when viewing the world from the enterprise.On the Web, the apps are built on top of simple, commoditized stacks. Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias said in his keynote that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the one enterprise providers need to beat. Cisco’s Cloud CTO Lew Tucker said in his keynote that the Web won.AWS is winning because it picked the winning architecture. He says costs are six to eight times less than what it costs to build the infrastructures as developed by enterprise cloud services. This is due to the fundamentally different architecture that was used to build legacy apps. Enterprise providers are building cloud services for legacy apps. The effort now is to move those apps to the cloud. This increases expenses considerably when recreating an environment that was built for on-premise systems.To move legacy apps to the cloud creates an online silo. Web apps are built for the Web.What do you think? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Provide security to Minister: AAP

first_imgThe Goa unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded that the State government provide security to Minister for Water Resources Vinod Paliekar, who took on the drug mafia in his constituency, Siolim.The Minister had claimed that he sensed a threat to his life and was scared of going out for a morning walk. Ashley do Rosario, Goa spokesperson of AAP, demanded that the government open an investigation into the threats received by the Minister following his recent outbursts against the rampant drug mafia in Siolim.Mr. Rosario said, “If a Minister feels threatened, then what will be the fate of ordinary citizens of Goa? Mr. Palyekar should be provided the highest personal security.”last_img read more

Photos: Texas A&M’s Kyle Field Now Has Grass

first_imgview of Texas A&M's Kyle Field.@12thManFor much of the offseason, the playing surface at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field has looked more like a parking lot than it has a football field. With the Aggies’ renovating their stadium, Kyle Field has been without grass for months. The grass is back. Texas A&M has been installing its playing surface at Kyle Field over the last day or so. It looks great. Real spot! The NEW Kyle Field!! #12thman #GigEm pic.twitter.com/d8OIn7sOyQ— Jeff Banks (@jbsttamu) July 29, 2015West side almost done #kylefield pic.twitter.com/kNNkm2yMF8— Mendl (@CzechMendl) July 31, 2015Took a tour of Kyle Field at Texas A&M this morning. Impressive stuff. Largest SEC stadium. pic.twitter.com/GDOstRYXn1— Jarom Jordan (@jaromjordan) July 31, 2015 @12thMan@12thManLooking good, Aggies. Texas A&M’s first home game is set to take place Sept. 12 against Ball State.last_img read more

ADF Group reports Q2 loss revenue down from year ago citing tariff

first_imgTERREBONE, Que. – The head of steel fabricator ADF Group Inc. says the company swung to a loss in the latest quarter after tariffs imposed by the U.S. on steel weighed on business.“The loss of major contracts earlier this year, following the initial uncertainty resulting from the U.S. import duties announcement, played havoc on our fabrication schedule and manpower utilization,” said company CEO Jean Paschini on an earnings call Thursday.The company reported a loss of $532,000 in its latest quarter ending July 31, compared with a profit of $1.9 million a year ago. Losses for the last two quarters totalled $1.4 million compared with earnings of $2.3 million for the same stretch last year.ADF, which manufactures large complex steel structures, says the loss for the last quarter amounted to two cents per share compared with a profit of six cents per share a year ago.The U.S. imposed a 25 per cent tariff on imports of steel and 10 per cent tariff on aluminum at the end of May after initially giving Canada an exemption.ADF, which drew about 85 per cent of revenues from the U.S. in the last quarter, temporarily laid off 50 employees in March after losing out on major bids for U.S. projects due in part to the uncertainty over tariffs.In June, the company rolled out a work-share program that had employment insurance benefits make up for the reduced work hours for employees.Revenue for the last quarter totalled $32.2 million, down from $45.3 million in the same quarter last year.Paschini said the company expects better results in the second half of the year after securing more work despite the tariff uncertainties.The company’s order backlog stood at $141.1 million at July 31, compared with $85.5 million at Jan. 31.Companies in this story: (TSX:DRX)last_img read more

Alberta contributes 33M for huge solar farm in remote Fort Chipewyan

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta will work with Indigenous groups in the province’s remote northeast corner on what the government says will be Canada’s largest off-the-grid solar power project.The plan is for 7,500 solar panels to be erected at the power plant near the airport at Fort Chipewyan.It’s expected the solar farm will be operating by next year and replace the equivalent of 800,000 litres of diesel fuel _ about 25 percent of the community’s energy use. “In addition to reducing costs, this project helps make life better for residents by reducing pollution and increasing safety,” Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan said Thursday.The project is expected to make roads safer by reducing tanker-truck traffic.Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam said his First Nation wants to be part of the solution to climate change.“While our regional economy depends on the oil industry, we feel the effects of climate change in our community and see the growing impacts on our delta lands,” he said. Alberta is contributing $3.3 million for the project with local Metis and the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations.Fort Chipewyan is not connected to Alberta’s electricity grid and must burn diesel fuel for heat and power.The project’s size and storage capacity is required because of the lack of sunlight in the winter at that latitude.Sunlight in the region swings from about six useful hours a day in winter to 18 hours in the summer.The battery capacity will allow excess energy to be stored for use at night and in winter periods.The total cost of the project is $7.8 million.last_img read more

Bengal’s celebrated mountaineer set to conquer North Pole

first_imgKolkata: Satyarup Siddhanta, the Kolkata mountaineer who made Bengal proud in January by becoming the youngest man in the world to have scaled the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across continents when he conquered Antarctica’s highest point Mount Sidley, is again embarking on an expedition to the North Pole. He has already left the city for the same.The mountaineer would ski for around ten days, 8-10 hours daily to reach the last point in North Pole, where the temperature varies between -25 to -35 degree Celsius. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIf Siddhanta successfully completes the arduous task in the next fifteen days, he will be the youngest person in the world to have completed the 7 highest summits, 7 volcanic summits, North Pole and South Pole and the first one from India to have done the same. “It is very challenging considering the inclement weather conditions, the presence of polar bears and the load of around 50 kg on the back, which needs to be carried during the expedition. But I am optimistic in placing our national flag on the North Pole,” Siddhanta said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA global company is sponsoring his expedition and the Indian flag was handed over to the mountaineer at a recent programme in the city by minister of state for Information & Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen. The North Pole has been adversely affected by global warming and the snow is melting there at a rapid pace. Experts have expressed their apprehension that the place may cease to exist after twenty years. The mountaineer, who originally hails from Haridevpur in South Kolkata, is a software engineer by profession. He holds an illustrious record of conquering several treacherous summits such as Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt Elbrus in Europe, Mt Denali in Alaska and Mt Monc Blanc in France. It was December 5, 2018, when Satyarup scaled Pico de Orizaba, which is the highest volcanic peak in North America. He was the first civilian Bengali to have scaled the seven summits in 2017. A Bengali mountaineer based in Delhi Satyabrata Dam had scaled the seven summits some years ago, but he was a non-civilian. He had successfully climbed Mt Everest in June 2016. Satyarup, an asthma patient as a child, could never even dream of scaling the mountains or other sports. But it was in 2008 when he went on a trekking trip with his friends that he decided to take up mountaineering. He went on scaling one peak after another and is now regarded as the country’s most successful mountaineer.last_img read more