QPR v Birmingham line-ups: Duo make full debuts, Blues injuries

first_imgIdrissa Sylla and Ariel Borysiuk make their first league starts for QPR in the game against Birmingham at Loftus Road.Striker Sylla, who played against Sunderland in the EFL Cup in midweek, keeps his place in the starting line-up.He is supported by Tjaronn Chery in the number 10 role, with Sebastian Polter among the Rangers substitutes.Borysiuk gets his chance to impress in midfield and there are also starting places for Massimo Luongo and  youngster Olamide Shodipo.Birmingham are without former Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson, who has an Achilles injury, while Robert Tesche has an ankle problem.Adam Legzdins deputises in goal for Tomasz Kuszczak, who is out with a groin injury.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Bidwell, Cousins, Borysiuk, Luongo, Shodipo, Chery, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Lynch, Washington, Polter, Wszolek, Henry, El Khayati.Birmingham: Legzdins, Spector, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Davis, Adams, Maghoma, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Trueman, Robinson, Cotterill, Wiggins, Brown, Stewart, Storer. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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OKGo’s Latest: GPS iPhone Art

first_imgThere are some bands and artists that just seem to get the Web. They push out viral videos and digital art projects like it’s their job. (These days, it is their job.) OK Go is one of those bands. OK Go, as we previously wrote, are “among the masters of the YouTube platform.” Now the band has taken it a step further with a project that uses an iPhone app to track a user’s GPS coordinates in real-time and plot them out on a map. The band has asked its fans to “be part of [its] global GPS art project” by using the app, taking pictures and video, and submitting it for compilation into “one big celebratory video.”The project started in January when OK Go “took to the streets of Los Angeles with OK Go to host an 8-mile-long musical parade” in which the band drew “a giant city sized drawing of the letters ‘OK Go’ on the streets of LA.” Now it’s your turn, the band says:Just download the free app and plan a journey through your city. You can walk, drive, cycle or skate. Take a friend or two and draw out something awesome. Spell out a word or name, write a message to someone, draw your spirit animal or just take a more creative route to work.Take pictures or video while you do it. Then share the GPS image of your route and the footage with us. Then OK Go will compile the GPS drawings and the best moments of making them into one big celebratory video.The app is available for the iPhone, but if you don’t have one yourself, just find a friend. All you need is one phone to draw the map. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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10 days agoMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michut

first_imgMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michutby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain’s U17 starlet Edouard Michut is attracting Premier League interest.Sky Sports says City are keen on Michut ahead of the January market.The 16-year-old attacking midfielder – a France youth international – is also being tracked by Barcelona. Michut is seen as a play-maker and has been likened in profile to PSG star Marco Veratti. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Predicting The Future Head Coaches Of College Football’s Best Programs

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’ve transitioned from the college football offseason into the college football preseason. Soon, the actual season will be here. That’ll go quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be the offseason again.  Nick SabanHow much longer will Saban be at Alabama? Who will replace him?And what comes in the offseason?Coaching moves. Some will be fired, some will be hired. Some will leave their current job for better ones. Nothing lasts forever in college football, so even if you think your current program is set for the foreseeable future, there’s probably a decent chance that you’re wrong. Even the best in the sport have to deal with coaching moves once a decade or so. Who do you think is the next head coach of your college football program?We’ve made our guesses here, predicting the future head coaches of college football’s top programs. Start With Nebraska ??? >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more

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Chronology of events in the case of serialkiller nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer

first_imgHere is a chronology of the events in the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case, based on police information, court documents and public obituaries.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected 87-year-old Clotilde Adriano with insulin at the Caressant Care long-term-care home in Woodstock, Ont., committing what police called an aggravated assault. Adriano died on July 30, 2008, at the age of 88. Police said her death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Adriano was a widowed mother of two and grandmother to five.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected Albina Demedeiros with insulin at Caressant Care, committing what police have called an aggravated assault. Demedeiros died in hospital on Feb. 25, 2010, her 91st birthday. Police said her death was not attributed to Wettlaufer. Demedeiros was predeceased by nine of her 10 siblings, including victim Clotilde Adriano.– Aug. 11, 2007: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder James (Jim) Silcox at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old was a Second World War veteran of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was a married father of six.– Dec. 22, 2007 – Dec. 23, 2007: Wettlaufer killed Maurice (Moe) Granat with insulin at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old father of two was a longtime mechanic and automotive body man in Tillsonburg, Ont.– Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2009: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Michael Priddle, 63, with insulin ”with intent to murder.” Priddle died at the home at the age of 64, with his family by his side, at an undisclosed date. Police have said his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Priddle was survived by his wife of 41 years as well as two children.– Sept. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Wayne Hedges with insulin ”with intent to murder.” The 57-year-old Hedges died at the long-term care home on Jan. 24., 2009. Police say his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Hedges was survived by his parents and two siblings and predeceased by a brother.– Oct. 13, 2011 – Oct. 14, 2011: Wettlaufer killed 87-year-old Gladys Millard with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Millard, a widowed mother of two, was originally from Nova Scotia. She was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a member of the Rose Rebekah Lodge in Woodstock.– Oct. 25, 2011 – Oct. 26, 2011: Wettlaufer murdered 95-year-old Helen Matheson with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Matheson, a widowed mother of two sons, was a longtime United Church member in Innerkip, Ont.– Nov. 6, 2011 – Nov. 7 , 2011: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder 96-year-old Mary Zurawinski at the Caressant Care home.– July 13, 2013 – July 14, 2013: Wettlaufer murdered 90-year-old Helen Young with insulin at the Caressant Care home.– March 22, 2014 – March 28, 2014: Wettlaufer murdered 79-year-old Maureen Pickering at Caressant Care with insulin. The widow was a former native of Tillsonburg, Ont.– Aug. 23, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2014: Wettlaufer used insulin to kill 75-year-old Arpad Horvath. He lived at a Meadow Park facility in London, Ont. The married father of two was the owner of Central Tool and Die of London and active in the local Hungarian club.– Sept. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2015: Wettlaufer injected 77-year-old Sandra Towler with insulin ”with intent to murder” at the Telfer Place retirement home in Paris, Ont.– Aug. 1, 2016 – Aug. 30, 2016: Wettlaufer injected 68-year-old Beverly Bertram with insulin ”with intent to murder” while the woman was living at a private residence in Ingersol, Ont.– Oct. 25, 2016 – Wettlaufer is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.– Jan. 13, 2017 – Wettlaufer is charged with four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.– June 1, 2017 – Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to all charges she faced.– June 5, 2018 – A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed Wettlaufer to kill patients in her care begins.– July 31, 2019 – The inquiry says systemic failures in long-term care allowed Wettlaufer to carry out her crimes without raising suspicion. It calls for fundamental changes to prevent such tragedies in the future.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Stars To Honor Don Williams With Tribute Album

first_imgGarth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Dierks Bentley, John Prine, Chris Stapleton and Alison Krauss are just some of the stars set to honor country music legend Don Williams on a new tribute album.Gentle Giants: The Songs Of Don Williams is slated to be released on May 26, with many of the proceeds to go MusiCares.Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams track listing:1. “Tulsa Time” – Pistol Annies2. “I Believe in You” – Brandy Clark3. “We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” – Lady Antebellum4. “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” – Dierks Bentley5. “Amanda” – Chris Stapleton feat. Morgane Stapleton6. “Till The Rivers All Run Dry” – Alison Krauss7. “Love Is On A Roll” – John Prine feat. Roger Cook8. “If I Needed You” – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires9. “Maggie’s Dream” – Trisha Yearwood10. “Lord I Hope This Day is Good” – Keb’ Mo’11. “Good Ole Boys Like Me” – Garth Brookslast_img read more

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WestJet pilots union to also represent Swoop pilots says arbitrator

first_imgCALGARY – A federal arbitrator has ruled that WestJet’s unionized pilots will also fly its new ultra-discount carrier Swoop that’s set to launch next week.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s Air Line Pilots Association, says the decision means the airline can no longer outsource Swoop flying, a major disagreement in recent negotiations.Swoop will recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining agent for all Swoop pilots, who will be on the airline’s one seniority list and fly aircraft at Swoop terms and conditions.WestJet and the union will now make a joint application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to amend pilots association’s bargaining certificate to include Swoop flying.The parties also agreed that WestJet and Swoop are common employers.The two sides scheduled mediation/arbitration dates over the summer to address all remaining issues.The threat of a strike by pilots was averted two weeks ago when the airline and union agreed to a settlement process and, if necessary, to use final and binding arbitration.WestJet CEO Ed Sims said it recognizes and respects the interim order that WestJet pilots should be able to operate Swoop aircraft.The Air Line Pilots Association is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including about 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 at WestJet Encore.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

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US firms to Trump Dont raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

first_imgWASHINGTON – Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 per cent of imported Chinese goods:Don’t do it.The Trump administration will hold six days of hearings starting Monday in Washington on the next barrage in an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies: Trump’s proposed tariffs of 10 per cent to 25 per cent on $200 billion in Chinese goods that could kick in as early as next month.Once in effect, the tariffs would immediately inflate the prices that American companies would have to pay for Chinese components they need to build their products. Those companies would have to decide whether to pass those costs on to their customers or absorb the higher prices themselves.The first shots have already been fired: In July, Trump slapped 25 per cent tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. Taxes on an additional $16 billion are set to kick in this week. China is counterpunching with tariffs of its own.But the $200 billion in additional Chinese goods that the Trump administration is considering taxing would mark a significant escalation in its trade fight with Beijing.Washington and Beijing are clashing over U.S. allegations that China uses predatory tactics to try to overtake American technological dominance: Those tactics, the administration argues, include cyber-theft and pressure for U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets in return for access to the Chinese market.So far, the U.S. tariffs have targeted imported Chinese industrial products — not the electronics, toys and food that ordinary Americans might buy at a mall or order online. But adding $200 billion to the target list would expose to hefty taxes many more of the $506 billion in goods that China shipped to the United States last year, including many consumer products. The list includes 6,031 Chinese imports — an eclectic compilation that ranges from buttons to burglar alarms to motorboats.JO-ANN Stores, which sells fabric and crafting supplies, says it imports about 500 items on the tariff list, including fleece, yarn and cotton fabric. Ed Weinstein, JO-ANN’s vice-president of tax and public affairs, said he doesn’t understand how supplies for knitters and crafters became caught up in a trade dispute over high-tech policy.“Our products are very simple,” Weinstein told The Associated Press. “I would never have expected to see fabric and craft components on the tariff list.”In their filings to the Trump administration, companies that import from China complain that the tariffs will force them to raise prices, pay higher costs, try to find alternative suppliers or lose business to foreign rivals that don’t have to pay a penalty on components and machinery they import from China.“If you look at the filings, a lot of them are mom-and-pop businesses saying, ‘Please don’t do this to us,’ ” said Bryan Riley, director of the Free Trade Initiative at the conservative National Taxpayers Union.Consider:— Seattle’s Groundfish Forum, a trade group for the operators of 19 fishing trawlers off Alaska. It warns that the tariffs will hit flatfish caught off the U.S. coast that are sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the United States. Trump’s proposed 10 per cent tariff on those fish would leave the “sustainably harvested fish caught by U.S. fishermen at a competitive disadvantage,” the group says in a filing with the administration’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.— Magic Tilt Trailers, a company in Clearwater, Florida, that makes boat trailers. It says it has to buy Chinese tires and parts on Trump’s target list; there are few alternatives.“The tariffs will have little to no impact on the sourcing options of members in the trailer manufacturing community,” the company wrote. “We will just be getting a 10 per cent tax, payable to the general treasury.”— Building Plastics Inc., a Memphis-based building materials distributor. It buys 400- to 800-pound slabs of Chinese quartz and sells them to fabricators that turn them into countertops and other items for homes and offices. The company says it’s tried and failed to find alternative sources of the mineral.“We did not want to go to China, but we were forced to go to China,” said Mike Perkowski, a product manager for the company.Perkowski said the tariffs could prove “catastrophic.”“There’s a possibility we could be priced out of the market,” he said in an interview. “We’re definitely going to have to pass along the tariffs … We’ve been educating our customer base that tariffs are coming. There will definitely be a price increase.”Can the U.S. and China avoid a $200 billion tariff collision? Hopes rose last week on news that China will send an envoy to Washington this month to discuss a way out of the standoff.But many trade analysts aren’t very optimistic. A solution would likely require China to widen its market to foreign companies, reduce subsidies to domestic industries and rethink industrial policies that are considered vital to helping Chinese companies become leaders in such advanced fields as electric cars and robotics and thereby strengthening China’s economy.“China is not going to become a functioning market economy as we would like to see it in the next two months or even in the next two years,” said Bradford Ward, a former U.S. trade official and now at the law firm King & Spalding. “People need to prepare for and plan for the long haul. This is not going to be resolved quickly.”The tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China, Riley said, “could be become the new normal.”___Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more

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Emera selling three natural gas power plants in New England for 780M

first_imgHALIFAX — Emera Inc. has signed a deal to sell its three natural gas-fired power plants in New England to an affiliate of the Carlyle Group for $780 million.The Nova Scotia-based company says proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce debt and for capital investment.Emera CEO Scott Balfour says the deal, worth US$590 million, increases the company’s financial flexibility.Together, the Bridgeport Energy, Tiverton Power and Rumford Power plants in the deal have the capacity to generate approximately 1,100 megawatts of power.Carlyle Group’s Matt O’Connor says the three additional plants will make it one of the region’s largest owners of power generation facilities.The sale is subject to the regulatory approvals of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and under the provisions of the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act.It is expected to close in first quarter next year.Companies in this story: (TSX:EMA)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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100 Women Who Care Fort St John are accepting Nominations

first_imgTo view the FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Fort St. John Chapter of 100 Women Who Care are accepting nominations for the September 17th meeting.The 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.last_img

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