Blackburn boss calls for change

first_imgBlackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer insists football must follow cricket and tennis by using goalline technology across the professional game in England, not just in the Premier League.Blackburn were denied a late equaliser at Fulham despite a Grant Hanley shot appearing to cross the line before being cleared by Jamie O’Hara.Bowyer said: “There is a huge amount of money spent and a huge amount at stake in the Championship, namely the prize of the Premier League.“Hopefully today is a great example for the powers at be to go and do something for the good of the game.“Cricket don’t have it in just one game or one country do they, tennis don’t just have it at Wimbledon do they? The powers at be need to make the game better.“The amount of money and the amount that is at stake in the game, we must be able to do it all the way through (the Football League).”The controversial incident came late on as part of a Blackburn onslaught, with Fode Koita hitting the post whilst a Ben Marshall header was brilliantly saved.Blackburn trailed after first-half goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele rewarded Fulham for dominating the first-half.The visitors improved after the interval as a Jordan Rhodes penalty, after a needless foul from James Husband, set up a tense finale.Fulham held on to claim a third successive win in all competitions.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Alex Compton taking it slow with returning Vic Manuel

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The bruising power forward finished with six points and one rebound in just 8:48 of play.“We gave him a minutes restriction, we played him but not too much just for him to get in the flow,” said Compton. “He just got to keep on doing the work, it’s great to see him in uniform.”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, logistics“I’m sure they also understand that we have to keep him healthy.”Manuel was solid for the Aces in 2018 averaging 18 points and 5.3 rebounds in 33 elimination games and he had his best conference in the Commissioner’s Cup, putting up 24.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mission impossible? How Federer can beat Nadal at Roland Garros Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Vic Manuel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It was a long time coming but star forward Vic Manuel eventually made his season debut with Alaska in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.Manuel, who dealt with back and leg injuries for almost seven months, returned to the court in the Aces’ dominant 103-80 victory over Magnolia Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The following season, however, saw Manuel miss the entirety of the Philippine Cup and Alaska’s firs three games in the Commissioner’s Cup due to injuries.Still, Compton believes Manuel will be able to regain his top form in the latter part of the season’s second conference.Compton added that he doesn’t want to repeat the same mistake he did in the Aces’ first game of the Commissioner’s Cup where point guard Chris Banchero hurt his hamstring.“He is way too valuable for us to rush him and we don’t want the same mistake we did with Chris Banchero,” said Compton whose team now owns a 3-2 record. “We want to make sure he’s doing all the work and he’s doing good, but it has to be a process.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bahamas Light Industry Development Council Board Members Paid a Courtesy Call on

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Board members of the Bahamas Light Industry Development Council (BLIDC) paid a courtesy call on Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on July 19, 2017 at the offices of the Ministry.    Pictured from left: Jonathan Cartwright  –  Cartwright’s Bedding; Perry Pinder – Blanco Chemicals; Christian Knowles – Aquapure; Walter Wells – Caribbean Bottling Co.; Minister Brent Symonette; Bradley Watson – Chairman/BLIDC (Caribbean Bottling Co.); Geoffrey Knowles –  Aquapure; and Karla Wells-Lisgaris – Caribbean Bottling Co.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)last_img read more

World Wetlands Day 2018 Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future Wetland cleanup

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2018 – Providenciales – On the 2nd of February each year World Wetlands Day is celebrated.  This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), together with the Turks & Caicos National Trust (TCNT), will be hosting Wetland Clean-ups to commemorate this day, as well as to take the opportunity to teach the community at large, about the importance of conserving wetlands in the Turks & Caicos Islands.Join the DECR on Saturday, 3 February, from 07:30 – 09:00am at Wheeland Pond, Blue Hills, Providenciales or at North Creek (meeting point: west side of the mouth) in Grand Turk in an attempt to conserve our wetlands for a sustainable urban future! Related Items: Please take this opportunity to get involved in your local community and to ensure wetlands for a sustainable urban future!For more details, please contact Amy Avenant (DECR Environmental Outreach Coordinator) at 338-4176 or [email protected]: TCIG Wetlands are often an undervalued natural resource and are important to the TCI for the following reasons:Wetlands ensure fresh water and replenish ground water;Wetlands purify and filter harmful toxins;Wetlands are a breeding ground for many commercially important fish species;Wetlands provide vital habitats for migratory birds;Wetlands ease flooding and safeguard against drought;Wetlands reduce the impacts of erosion; andWetlands provide sustainable livelihoods. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Report finds that SDSU professor discriminated against student because her race

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego State professor discriminated against a white student because of her race, investigators from the California attorney general’s office found.According to a 51-page confidential report obtained by The Daily Aztec, investigators sustained three specific complaints against American Indian Studies Lecturer Oscar “Ozzie” Monge made by recent SDSU graduate Crystal Sudano against Monge — that he discriminated against her, harassed her and retaliated against her by threatening her grade. A fourth complaint, thatMonge discriminated against her on the basis of a disability, was not sustained.Under the conditions of CSU Executive Order 1097, which outlines the complaint process, individuals involved in a complaint are instructed to maintain confidentiality until the conclusion of the investigation and appeals processes.According to the report, Monge sent at least 15 “inappropriate” Facebook messages to Sudano, including one in which he calls members of the university’s Associated Students “Frat Bros and Sorority Sisters … who do not easily empathize with non-whiteness” and another in which he claims other students have called the current student government president, who is black, an “Uncle Tom.”He also wrote to an investigator that it is “quite easy to argue that ‘whiteness’ is synonymous with evil,” according to the report summarized in The Daily Aztec.Sudano eventually decided to drop her course with Monge last spring, and the investigation found Monge at fault for her decision to withdraw.State University Office of the Chancellor, The Daily Aztec reported. The investigation by the attorney general’s office was performed at the behest of the CSU and is only a first step. The case may be re-investigated, and possibly reviewed by the University Senate.San Diego State University is committed to creating a learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity,” SDSU spokeswoman Jill Esterbrooks said regarding the complaint against Monge. “The university prohibits discriminatory behavior and harassment of any kind on campus, and takes allegations of misconduct by any member of the campus community very seriously.“The university responds to all reports of alleged violations by members of the campus community, and takes appropriate action to prevent, investigate, correct or discipline such conduct.“San Diego State University does not discuss pending matters due to privacy rights of all parties involved and to protect the integrity of the review process.”Monge is a controversial figure on campus. His master’s thesis, “Fail, Montezuma! The last vestiges of an obscured yet stubbornly persistent culture of racism at San Diego State University,” described what he considers to be the racist history of SDSU’s mascot, the Aztec.He backed a resolution from SDSU’s student government in favor of ending the Aztec in April 2017 — an effort that ultimately failed. However, the University Senate — which mostly consists of faculty, with a handful of student members — passed a non-binding resolution in November to retire the use of the human “Aztec Warrior” mascot and investigate the appropriateness of the continued use of the Aztec name. Report finds that SDSU professor discriminated against student because her race KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img January 8, 2018 Updated: 12:13 PM Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego State University, sdsu FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bubba Watson roars back to claim victory

first_imgMasters champion Bubba Watson roared back to beat Tim Clark in a playoff after seemingly blowing his chances down the back nine of the WGC-HSBC Champions on a super Sunday in Shanghai. Watson  punched the air after holing an outrageous 20-yard bunker shot for eagle at the 18th to get into a playoff with South Africa’s Clark at 11-under. The left-hander then rolled in a lightning quick 20-foot putt down the hill on the same hole for the winning birdie, sparking wild celebrations for his first world golf championships event win and his first victory of any kind outside of US. Leading at 12-under par with three holes to play, Watson had seemingly imploded with a bogey followed by a double-bogey at the 16th and 17th to fall to nine under. At that point five players were a shot ahead of him, until his magic from the sand saw him finish 11-under for the tournament. Clark, playing alongside Watson, holed out for birdie from six feet at 18 to also get to 11 under as Rickie Fowler’s chance disappeared into the greenside water. The final group of overnight leader Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata then all failed to get the birdie they needed to join the extra-holes shootout.  Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaWatson turned up the heat in the front nine with a hat-trick of birdies from the sixth to lead at the turn by one from McDowell and Kaymer. Watson put his drive into the water at 13 and dropped a shot to slip back alongside McDowell, one ahead now of Kaymer who dropped a shot at the 11th after finding sand twice. Watson then birdied the par-five 14th from 15 feet to put himself alone in froant. Iwata, who was hanging on grimly after a two-over par outward half, finally nailed his first birdie at 11th and clawed his way back into contention with a fine back nine before Watson’s stunning finish.last_img read more

Appbased cab service Zust Go with zero surcharge launched in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Amidst the alleged harassment of commuters over high surcharges in app-based cabs service, ‘ZustGo’, a new cab service with “zero surcharge” was launched here on Thursday. “We are not bothered about controlling the surcharge as we have decided to go without it. Our foremost concern is the safety of the passengers for which we have made provisions in our App,” said Kamaleshwar Singh, its founder and CEO. There have been large number of complaints from commuters here about the existing main app cab service providers Ola and Uber levying huge surcharge on fares during peak hours, and even in times of natural calamities. The resentment among the public has forced the West Bengal to suggest a cap on surcharge. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The new cab service is in touch with an NGO who are training female drivers who would soon join the team for a safer and comfortable ride of the lady passengers. About the existing security measures, Singh said: “The App has an inbuilt SOS button, which when pressed can alert five relatives of the traveller through Whatsapp and SMS, nearby Police station and also our office.” Also, there is a plan to install CCTV cameras inside the cars after getting all legal clearances. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “We have planned to come up with ‘Go Bike Taxi’ by this Durga Puja. This one man taxi can be booked using the same App,” said Ranit Kumar Ghosh, Director. According to Singh, from Kolkata, the company aims to expand to the Tier-2 cities of West Bengal and finally the whole of Eastern India. They are aiming for pan-India expansion by 2022. Singh said though the Kolkata app cab market is dominated by the two major players, there was room for new rideshare service providers to grow due to low market penetration and high demand. The cab services provider said it would charge a reasonable price for four different categories – Regular (hatchback cars), Royal (Sedan), Prime (Luxury Sedan) and SUV. But he declined to give out the exact fares Another Director, Suraj Kumar Sethia said that they are launching their service with more than 3,000 cars but if there is demand, they can have a fleet of almost 20,000 cars. “Our team is working on a sustainable business model. Even the customer feedback will be of great help,” he said. The Indian rideshare, estimated at around $360 million in 2018, is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent per annum to reach $761 million by 2022.A The current penetration of rideshare services in India is only 2.5 per cent, Singh added.last_img read more