Charlie Austin scores a late winner for QPR as their play-off place is confirmed.See also:Austin nets winner as QPR seal play-off spotQPR’s Bond plays down Austin injury fearsQPR v Watford player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…There is yet more speculation over Charlie Austin’s future today, with Newcastle again tipped to make a move to sign him.QPR want £15m for the striker and have rejected a £12m bid from Leicester – the first offer or approach made for Austin despite numerous reports of various clubs attempting to sign him.Newcastle are now ready to make an offer around the £15m mark, the Sunday Express claim.The Daily Star Sunday also say Newcastle are prepared to meet QPR’s asking price in order to beat Leicester to his signing.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe Sunday People pick up on recent speculation that Austin would prefer to stay in London, suggesting he is waiting to see if Chelsea come in for him and, if they do not, that he would favour a move to West Ham.And The Sun on Sunday reports that Bournemouth will offer QPR £14m for the 25-year-old.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror say Sunderland, recently linked with Matty Phillips, are ready to make a £2.5m bid for Junior Hoilett and that German club Borussia Monchengladbach are also interested in the R’s winger.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Arcata >> Humboldt State University cross-country and track and field coach Scott Pesch announced his retirement on Monday.Pesch has been the program’s head coach since 2010 and will retire effective July 15. He will serve as a volunteer coach with the cross-country program through the fall season. “I feel honored to have been a part of the rich history of Humboldt State cross-country and track & field. My wife and I truly appreciate the opportunity that the university has provided us, and I …
Moments after bagging India’s first ever table tennis medal at the Asian Games, star paddler G. Sathiyan rated the bronze winning performance as the country’s biggest achievement in the sport so far.The Indian men’s table tennis team lost 0-3 against South Korea in the men’s team semi-finals to settle for the bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday. This is India’s first ever medal in table tennis in Asian Games history.The Indian team comprising of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj lost their respective matches in the semi-finals which ended India’s campaign in the team events.Sathiyan, ranked 39, played the first singles match against Lee Sangsu. Sathiyan took the first game 11-9 but the 25-year-old lost the next three 9-11, 3-11, 3-11.Asian Games 2018 Day 10 Live UpdatesWorld No. 33 Sharath Kamal took the next match into five games but his Korean opponent, Jeoung Young Sik, eventually prevailed 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8.In the deciding third game, Amalraj was beaten 5-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 by 22-year-old Woojin Jang as South Korea took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match event.”We lost 0-3 but we gave a good fight. Indian table tennis is definitely on the upward spiral and the results are now in front of all of you on a consistent basis,” Sathiyan added.Historic medal in #TableTennis!Congratulations to the team of @sathiyantt,@sharathkamal1,@HarmeetDesai(3 #TOPSAthlete), @manavthakkar16 & #AnthonyAmalraj for winning a bronze medal in Mens Team event.Its #Indias 1st ever #AsianGames medal in TT. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/HY0WE54V1RadvertisementSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 28, 2018South Korea will now face China in the men’s team final in a repeat of the 2014 edition. China beat Taiwan 3-1 in their semi-final encounter. Both Taiwan and India took home the bronze medals.Asian Games 2018: Maiden table tennis bronze for IndiaIndia had earlier defeated fancied Japan 3-1 in the quarterfinals to assure the country its first-ever Asian Games medal in table tennis.At the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, India put up a stellar show by winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.”I am really happy with the way things are shaping up. We are a much stronger force now and the way we played was inspiring,” he added.India did not have a single medal in the sport which was introduced in the Games program in 1958. The likes of China (61 gold), Japan (20) and South Korea (10) swept the medals for long time.The historic table tennis bronze was India’s 45th in the Games so far in this edition. India have 8 gold, 16 silver and 21 bronze medals so far.
New Delhi: Emphasising that India has a huge potential in improving the tourism sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the citizens to visit at least 15 tourist destinations in the country by 2022.Addressing the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, Modi said: “India has so much to offer. I know people travel abroad for holidays. But can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom?”Modi said that he was aware that there were many tourist destinations which do not have hotels or other infrastructures. “But visiting such places will boost tourism in these areas and automatically lead to better facilities,” he added.
CHICAGO — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was rose .20 cents at $5.3420 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 2 cents at $3.7740 a bushel; Dec. oats fell 3.20 cents at $2.8920 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans gained .40 cent at 9.0640 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle rose .55 cent at $1.1970 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was off .05 cent at $1.48 a pound; Dec. lean hogs was up .20 cent at .5490 a pound.The Associated Press
TAYLOR, B.C. – The World Jet Boat Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Taylor.The team from the US, Bat outta Hell, ended up winning in the unlimited division. Fort St. John’s Gord Humphrey and his navigator Jason Palfy ended up on 5th.In the CX division, Fort St. John Stacy Kelm and navigator Ty Wheat in the boat Xcalibur finished in sixth place followed by racers Trapper Wolsey and navigator Jimmy Jackson in eighth. In the same division in twelfth place was the Fort St. John boat of Clayton Wolsey and navigator Ryley Tschiedel. While the racing caused most of the excitement, there was a scary moment on Sunday afternoon as one of the boats caught fire. A team from New Zealand lost a boat, but everyone was able to escape the fire without injury.The Peace Country River Rats would like to thank all their sponsors, volunteers and fans for helping to make this event a success.On top of the racing, the club also drew for the grand prize winners for their $10,000 raffle. Below are the winners:Angela Prevost $10,000Leanne Humphrey $3,000Brad Small $2,000
Sanaa: An explosion near two schools in the rebel-held Yemeni capital killed 14 children and wounded 16, the UN said Tuesday, but the cause of the weekend blast remains unclear. Most of the child casualties in the city’s Saewan district were girls under the age of nine, according to statements by both the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) and the UN special envoy for Yemen. Yemen’s Huthi rebels have accused a Saudi-led military coalition backing the government of carrying out an air strike. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The coalition denied conducting any air raids on the capital on Sunday. “A blast in Sanaa this week killed 14 children and critically injured 16. This is what UNICEF was able to verify, with the actual number of children killed and injured likely to increase,” said UNICEF’s Middle East and North Africa director, Geert Cappelaere. “It was almost lunchtime and students were in class. The blast shattered the windows and unleashed a burst of shrapnel and broken glass into the classrooms.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The United Nations and international aid groups have called for an investigation into the Sunday explosion but have not apportioned blame. The World Health Organization estimates nearly 10,000 Yemenis have been killed since 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened to prevent the defeat of the government in the face of a rebel offensive. Human rights groups say the real death toll is several times higher. The conflict has pushed millions of Yemenis to the brink of mass starvation, in what the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Both sides stand accused of actions that could amount to war crimes. The coalition has been blacklisted by the UN for the killing of children. Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse the Huthis of using civilians as human shields in densely populated areas.
Casablanca- According to Dutch news agency Novum, Frans Timmermans, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, has recently urged HM King Mohammed VI to prevent the adoption of a law seen as anti-Israeli law. Last Thursday, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs urged HM King Mohammed VI, before the Dutch parliament, to prevent the adoption of the controversial draft law which is aimed at illegalizing any relations with Israel and with Israeli nationals.“I count on Morocco’s wisdom,”said Mr. Timmermans, responding to a question he was asked in the Dutch government, adding that “the Sovereign along with the government have to prevent such a law from seeing the light of day.” According to the draft law, which was presented by five parliamentary groups, the presence of Israelis in Morocco would be strictly prohibited, and would be deemed an “offense”punishable by “two to five years of incarceration and a fine between MAD 100,000 and MAD 1 million.”If passed, the anti-Israeli law would also ban the participation of Moroccans, both those residing in the Kingdom or in Israel, in Israeli-related activities.However, this is not the first time HM the King has been called upon to stop the anti-Israeli law from being adopted. In November 2013, a global Jewish human rights organization addressed a letter to King Mohamed VI urging him stop the anti-Israeli law from being enacted.The letter was sent by Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations.“In your absence, various groups in your Parliament plan to damage Morocco’s reputation for tolerance, its standing as a Western ally and its long history of warm ties with the Moroccan Jewish Diaspora in the United States, Europe and Israel,”he states in his letter.Since the anti-Israeli law was announced, many Moroccans, both Jews and Muslim, have been condemning it and warning against its negative repercussions. “It would be a shame for our country to join the fanatics, because Morocco is known for its multicultural and multi-religious tolerance,”states Michel Attias, a Moroccan Jew living in California.“Moroccans please do not fall in this trap, the people with these insane ideas have no idea of the consequences our dear country will endure. We stand for a free Morocco with obviously the respect of each other’s religion and culture,”Attias adds. “Israel is Israel and being a Jew does not mean that you agree with Israel’s acts and policy.”Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
Sophomore forward Shayla Cooper (32) attempts a shot during a game against Iowa on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 100-82.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Lantern photographerDecember brought a joyful celebration season for the Ohio State women’s basketball team, even before Christmas rolled around.Dec. 22 marked the first time 6-foot-2 sophomore transfer Shayla Cooper took the court dressed in the scarlet and gray.The 96-54 drubbing of West Virginia was a turning point in the season for OSU as Cooper became the root of much improvement to follow.“We have gotten more tough rebounds and our post defense has been better since her addition,” coach Kevin McGuff said of Cooper. “She is a good player and has really helped us, that’s for sure.”Cooper, who transferred from Georgetown, joined the Buckeyes last spring. NCAA regulations forced her to sit out the first 11 games this season before joining her new team on the court.“When the season started this year, I was just more anxious to play,” Cooper said. “We had a countdown, every game, it was one less until I could play.”Coming from a private Catholic school like Georgetown to a large public school like OSU has been a surprisingly easy transition for Cooper, she said, in large part because of her teammates, coaches and the great people she has met in Columbus.“It’s more about the people,” Cooper said. “The people here are way nicer than back in D.C. and the environment is just different.”Cooper attributed much of her success in making the transition to junior guard Ameryst Alston and the overall closeness of the Buckeye team.“Ameryst and I have gotten really close,” Cooper said. “She was one of my hosts when I came to visit and I could tell from just interacting with her those first couple days that she would be someone I would get close to.“We tend to laugh around all the time,” Cooper said of the team. “We get on each other and joke around a lot, but that is what makes it fun. It’s a fun, happy environment to be around.”The transition on the court has been just as easy for Cooper as it has off the court. It has been her intimidation factor and aggressive play that has lifted the Buckeye defense since she became eligible, freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell said.“When she is aggressive, it makes it easier for everybody else,” Mitchell said. “She is a dirty type of player, a trash talker. You are never going to find a person like that, let alone a player like that. I’m grateful and I’m glad to have her on the team.”McGuff said it is Cooper’s aggressive nature that has allowed the team to get better defensively because she can match up with the bigger players OSU has faced.“She gives us different options on how we want to play defensively,” McGuff said. “We put her on the bigger player because she is a little bigger and stronger and does a good job pushing opponents out of the paint.”Although she’s not the biggest at her position, Alston said she believes it’s the intimidation factor that allows Cooper to have so much success down low.“She is really strong, I think she intimidates a lot of players,” Alston said. “She is definitely someone we need.”Cooper has solidified her spot as the sixth man for the Buckeyes and unlike most players who would rather be in the starting lineup, she said she has relished the opportunity.“It’s fun,” Cooper said of her position in the OSU lineup. “My sophomore year of high school, I came off the bench, and then the next year I started. I am fine coming in as a sixth man and cleaning up everything and always knowing what I need to do.”Since her addition, OSU has gone 14-5 and secured the third seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.Cooper said she believes she made the best choice of her career in coming to OSU and thinks this is just the beginning of her efforts to change the Buckeye program around.“I thought this could be my second chance in having the opportunity to change a program around,” she said. “So far, so good. I am loving every minute of it.”