QPR v Millwall line-ups: Mackie fit, Sylla back, Lions duo out

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have named an unchanged starting line-up for tonight’s London derby at Loftus Road.Jamie Mackie went off after picking up a knock against Ipswich on Saturday but has been passed fit to play.Idrissa Sylla is back in Rangers’ matchday squad and has been included among the substitutes.Meanwhile, Millwall are without the injured Tom Elliott and the suspended Aiden O’Brien.QPR: Smithies; Baptiste, Onuoha, Robinson; Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell; Washington, Mackie.Subs: Lumley, Furlong, Manning, Smith, LuaLua, Wheeler, Sylla.Millwall: Archer, McLaughlin, Meredith, Hutchinson, Williams, Gregory, Ferguson, Wallace, Webster, Morison, Saville.Subs: Martin, Craig, Cooper, Romeo, Tunnicliffe, Twardek, Onyedinma.last_img read more

Nasser Hussain finally names three Indian ‘donkeys’

first_imgAn unrepentant Nasser Hussain finally named the three Indian “donkeys.”When former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar pressed Hussain to get the names that he referred to as donkeys few days ago for sloppy fielding, he hinted at Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Parthiv Patil.Though he did not use the word donkey this time, his conversation on Skysports with Manjrekar suggested the names of these players.Hussain had made the donkey remark during Wednesday’s one-off Twenty20 match between India and England.Sitting in the commentary box during the fourth over of the England innings, he said: “I would say the difference between the two sides is the fielding. England are all-round a good fielding side. I do believe that India have few…3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field still.”Hussain is the second ex-England captain to have raked up a controversy in the ongoing India tour of England.Former England skipper Michael Vaughan too had invited criticism for hinting at the use of Vaseline by Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman to dodge the Hot Spot.last_img read more

Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Celtics pull away in Game 3, close in on sweep of Pacers Damian Lillard scored 32 points, but he had just three in the fourth quarter after scoring 25 in the third. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Enes Kanter added 19.Oklahoma City closed the second quarter on a 10-1 run to take a 49-39 lead. Lillard was held to four points on 2 -or-6 shooting and the Trail Blazers shot 37.5% in the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGeorge hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and made the free throw in the opening minutes of the second half to push Oklahoma City’s lead to 55-43. Westbrook backed down Lillard, hit a bank shot and was fouled. Westbrook brought out his “rock the baby” celebration, then made the free throw to put Oklahoma City up by 15.Lillard scored 23 points the rest of the quarter to help cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 86-82 at the end of the period. McCollum hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 89 early in the fourth. Oklahoma City regained control, with Westbrook’s jumper with just over two minutes remaining putting the Thunder up 10. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates with Paul George (13) after a basket during the second half of Game 3 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.Paul George added 22 points, Jerami Grant had 18 and Dennis Schroder 17 for the Thunder. They will host Game 4 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

1 dead as car rams into van

first_imgMuzaffarnagar (UP): A person died and three were injured when a van in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding car in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Monday. The incident occurred on the Karnal-Meerut highway near Ahamadgarh village on Sunday evening. The injured were shifted to a hospital in a serious condition. The driver of the car driver was taken into custody, the police said. In another incident, nine factory employees were injured when a van in which they were travelling was hit by a tractor near Katka village in Jansath area of Muzaffarnagar district on Sunday evening. The injured have been shifted to a hospital, the police said.last_img read more

TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data centre with 100 per cent renewable energy.Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers.John Bradley, TVA’s senior vice-president of Economic Development, said Friday that First Solar in Colbert County, Alabama and NextEra Energy Resources in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will produce 377 megawatts between them to supply Facebook’s data centre in Huntsville, Alabama.Doug Perry, TVA vice-president of Commercial Energy Solutions, says the federal utility plans on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over the next 20 years.last_img read more

Construction continues at Centennial Park

first_imgCity staff remind residents this continues to be an active construction area, and there is no public access availableThe budget for the project was $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the park to facilitate a new permanent stage, picnic shelter, a pedestrian walkway, formal garden, washroom, and two playgrounds.To view more on Capital Projects, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN. B.C. – The staff of the City of Fort St. John are reminding residents of the ongoing construction at the Centennial Park.Within the next few weeks, crews will be moving into phase 2, which will see the west portion under construction and the east section open for use, shares staff of the City.To prepare for the move, city staff share the Grounds Department have been removing plants from the Formal Gardens for use in other areas of the city.last_img read more

Taapsee wants to learn pole dancing from Jacqueline

first_imgMumbai: Actor Taapsee Pannu says she wants to learn pole dancing from her Judwaa 2 co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. She said this on a talk show recently. Asked what would she do if Jacqueline was her neighbour, Taapsee said: “I think we’ll be working out together, she works out really crazy. I don’t mind learning pole dancing from her. I know I’ll be horrible at it but I really want to work out with her,” she added. The actor wants to be filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s best friend. “I want to be his best friend and tag along to fancy Hollywood parties. It is my ultimate desire to attend Hollywood parties,” she said. Taapsee worked with Kashyap in Manmarziyaan and is working with him again in a supernatural thriller. At the moment, Taapsee is busy with Saand Ki Aankh, which also features Bhumi Pednekar. It is based on old sharpshooters – Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, fondly called shooter ‘dadi’, is among the world’s oldest female sharpshooters. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh also features Prakash Jha and Vicky Kadian in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Nigeria Wildly Celebrates African Cup Soccer Victory

For the last 15 years, Nigeria has wallowed in soccer mediocrity — an ignoble plight for the most populous country on a continent that covets the sport. That changed Sunday when the Super Eagles won the Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Burkina Faso, 1-0.The win touched off an enormous celebration in Lagos, where thousands of delirious fans had gathered to watch the final moments of the tournament at Teslim Balogun Stadium.“We went there, we conquered,” a man who called himself Baba Daniel said to the Associated Press. “We fly; we are an eagle.”Once, Nigeria was a soccer stalwart. However, it turned quickly and badly for the Super Eagles. They have gone 13 years without a victory in the World Cup. It did not even qualify for the 2006 tournament. It was so bad that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he would not allow his country’s national teams to compete because of their substandard results.But FIFA, the sport’s governing body, said it would ban the team over political interference, and Jonathan acquiesced just before the deadline. Then there was a quartet of federation officials charged with corruption after allegations they embezzled money from the team’s tournament funds in South Africa. In short, it was a mess.All that made the win Sunday that much more significant.“President Jonathan urges all Nigerians to imbibe the positive lessons of the Super Eagles’ success because the fulfillment of the country’s immense potentials for greatness will be more speedily attained if more Nigerians resolve to emulate the team’s exemplary unity,” Jonathan said in a statement as Nigeria captured its third African Cup of Nations.“I don’t know how to just express myself,” Daniel said to the AP, “but I’m so flabbergasted. I’m so happy.”The win was a reprieve, if only briefly, from that country’s struggles through a bloody Islamic insurgency, debilitating poverty, sparse electricity and other spirit-stifling challenges.“I’m a proud Nigerian,” fan Cynthia Ejimnkeonye said to the AP. “I love this country with my last blood.” read more

Pogbas agent slam Scholes in latest rant

first_imgPaul Pogba’s agent has lashed out at Paul Scholes over his criticism of the Manchester United midfielder.Mino Raiola lambasted the United’s legend after he questioned whether Pogba is the right choice as United captain following Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton.Sky Sports News understands Jose Mourinho – who has made Pogba captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia – retains the full backing of the board despite their defeat at Brighton.But Scholesy, who won 11 Premier League titles during a 20-year playing career at Old Trafford, was scathing about Pogba’s performance.“There’s a lack of leaders in the team, that’s why we thought Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there [on Sunday]. He had another really poor game. He’s so inconsistent,” Scholes told Optus Sport.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Raiola, who helped Pogba secure a return to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016, responded by tweeting: “Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten.“Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognize a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill.“Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club.”Up next for the Red Devils is a home tie against Spurs on Monday night.last_img read more

UPDATE Pilot In Whittier Area Plane Crash Identified

first_imgAccording to Alaska State Troopers, due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate the plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant, Andrews, was deceased. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the pilot who died in a weekend plane crash near Whittier, on Saturday. Andrews was a student pilot, and left Merrill Field, in Anchorage with Valdez as his intended destination. The Pilot has been positively identified as Brett Andrews, 31, of Anchorage. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Andrews was flying plane number N7061W, heading east around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when the plane crashed head-on to the side of a mountain about a half a mile south of Whittier at an altitude of 2,000 feet.center_img The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. Photos provided by Alaska State Troopers During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the area and successfully recovered Andrews body from the crash site.last_img read more