Hughes backs Crouch after Stoke beat Fulham

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes believes Peter Crouch can get his Premier League season going after the striker’s goal steered the Potters into the Capital One Cup fourth round.The Ealing-raised former QPR star’s inclusion was one of eight changes ex-Fulham boss Hughes made for the game at Craven Cottage, where the visitors won 1-0.Stoke are yet to win in the league this season and Hughes said: “It was an opportunity for some of the players who haven’t played yet, and some of them certainly did their cause no harm whatsoever.“Pete needed that game. He’s struggled in pre-season because he had an operation that didn’t go quite as planned, and it set him back somewhat.“He’s been behind where he needed to be for quite some time, probably all of pre-season, so it’s only now that he is getting up to speed. It was important he got game time tonight and I thought he did really well.“He scored a goal which, of course, as a striker you want the benefit to scoring goals. It was a good finish and he’ll start to progress this season I’m sure.”See also:Fulham edged out by Stoke in cup clashSymons praises ‘excellent’ Fulham after cup defeatFulham v Stoke player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Those bigger Splash Bros waves? Call it a Durant-less desperation

first_imgOAKLAND — It hasn’t been a matter of strategy but desperation that prompted the Splash Brothers to make more waves the past two games.Since Kevin Durant suffered a calf strain late in the third quarter of Game 5 vs. Houston, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have amped up their production by increasing their aggressiveness.FOLLOW THE GAME 2 ACTION IN REAL-TIMECurry averaged 34.5 points in the Game 6 series-clincher vs. the Rockets and Game 1 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Portland …last_img read more

Far-Out Cosmic Ideas Taught as Science

first_imgSecular cosmology is where the words cosmic and comic become interchangeable.[Note: CEH is taking a break this week. Recent news items are shared briefly for those who wish to investigate.]Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find (Space.com).Could a multiverse be habitable to life? (Astrobiology Magazine).How Anti-Religious Bias Prevented Scientists from Accepting the Big Bang (Space.com).Atmospheric seasons could signal alien life (Science Daily).How much can we know? (Nature).Try your hand at being a CEH reporter! Read and analyze the claims above.(Visited 464 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African invention helps North Darfur women

first_imgA woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, usesa Hippo water roller, a device for easilyand efficiently carrying water. The Hippo,with its large drum capacity, frees womenand children from having to spend a largeportion of every day dedicated tocollecting water for their households.(Image: Albert Gonzalez, Irin Photo)MEDIA CONTACTS • Ben ParkerDirector, Irin News+254 733 860082RELATED ARTICLES• Sudan vote boosts airline industry• Tapping into ingenuity• Zuma supports referendum results• Pure water in a jiffy• Unesco lauds SA literacy projectSource: Irin NewsA water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (Unamid) in eight villages of North Darfur will not only facilitate residents’ access to water, but will also help to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the region, local residents and Unamid officials said.“For years we have been afraid of being attacked while fetching water and collecting firewood; it is not always possible to move in groups and we are often escorted by men or Unamid peacekeepers,” a resident of Kuma Garadayat village, who declined to be named, told Irin News.Kuma Garadayat, 60km from El Fasher in North Darfur, is one of the villages where the water project was launched on 26 April. The eight villages host at least 3 000 returnees.About 30 000 rolling water containers, with a capacity of 75 litres each, the equivalent of four jerry cans, were distributed to women in the villages, all with poor access to water and severely affected by drought during the dry season.“I hope through the water carriers, things will become easier for us; we’ll be less exposed,” the anonymous villager added.According to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), most SGBV cases in Darfur still occur during water and firewood collection.Because of generally poor access to justice, a sense of impunity, and the social stigmas attached to SBGV, the international community in Darfur has launched several prevention, protection and response activities, including firewood patrols.Hippo helping communitiesThe water project is one of a number of broader Unamid-backed recovery projects, which include training midwives and helping to improve health and education in villages.Several thousand water hippos will be dispatched over the next two weeks, mainly to women heads of households, the vulnerable and people living far from water points, says Unamid.The Hippo water roller, a South African invention, is a durable barrel-shaped polyethylene container that holds water and is rolled along the ground instead of being carried. A steel roller attached to the drum allows it to be pushed or pulled even over bumpy ground.The Hippo roller was developed in 1992 by South African engineers Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker. According to manufacturer Imvubu Projects, because the weight of the water is carried on the ground, even children and the elderly can manage a full roller, allowing for collection of five times more water with less effort.Former president Nelson Mandela has personally endorsed the product.“One of the major sources of conflict in Darfur is access to water,” said Unamid head Ibrahim Gambari in a statement.“This project will make life easier and safer for women, and will also serve to underscore the fact that water hasn’t only been a source of conflict, it is also the solution,” he said.“It is our hope that their [the barrels’] use will not only support former displaced persons but also help protect civilians as they return to resume their lives.”last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal rout

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp unhappy with Fabinho after Arsenal routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pulled up Fabinho after their thrashing of Arsenal.After the 5-1 win, Klopp admits he wanted better from the Brazil midfielder.Klopp said: “Fabinho hit two very average passes and he was shaky in the next couple of moments. That can happen – it’s all part of the process.”Football is a game full of mistakes and it’s how you deal with it. “Then we could bring Jordan Henderson on and he was so fresh. Arsenal didn’t have a lot of chances but that allowed us to close all the space in midfield.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd job

first_imgSolskjaer: Trophies not most important factor landing fulltime Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can land the job long-term without winning a trophy this season.Solskjaer believes playing with pace and flair, in the club’s traditional way, will determine whether he gets the job full-time, rather than delivering Champions League qualification or silverware.Asked what it will take for him to be a genuine candidate for the job full-time, the 46-year-old said: “Get to summer and people are talking about the way United are playing, the style we’re playing, that it reminds us of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, it reminds us of the successful times.“It has to start with the way we play, because results you cannot control. You can control how you approach the game and how you play.“And, of course, trophies — if you can get to the final of the FA Cup and get a trophy.“That was my last game for United, we lost an FA Cup Final [to Chelsea in 2006]. That was a tough last year. Let’s see in May if it’s a success or not.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tianyuan Logistics Tied to Ten Bulkers at CSIC

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy:Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding One year on from its incorporation, Hong Kong-based Tianyuan Logistics Shipping seems to have moved forward with its newbuilding program which includes an order for ten bulk carriers.The ten 120,000 dwt vessels have been ordered from three yards belonging to China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), Fearnleys said in its weekly report.Under the USD 380 million deal, the construction of the ten ships will be divided between Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding, Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding and Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding.The vessel deliveries will be spread across 2019 and 2020, the report said.Tianyuan Logistics Shipping was set up on April 18, 2017 by its parent Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Co Ltd, based in Ningxia, China. The company was launched as an in-house chartering arm for vessels intended for transporting cargo from the company’s mines.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

AAPs Prof Shweta Sharma to contest from GB Nagar

first_imgGB Nagar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced their candidate for Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 11. Prof Shweta Sharma will be contesting on the GB Nagar LS seat from AAP. AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh announced the name on Twitter. Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit in a tweet said that Sharma is working to remove corruption in education and other irregularities. With the announcement, Sharma will be pitted against sitting MP and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma, among others. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per a senior AAP leader, Sharma is a professor with an MBA degree in Human Resources, an M.Phil, UGC-NET and pursuing PhD. Almost all the parties have announced their candidates on the Lok Sabha seat. Union minister Mahesh Sharma has been nominated from Bhartiya Janta Party, Congress has named Arvind Kumar Singh as their candidate while Satveer Nagar is the joint nominee of the SP and the BSP. All these three candidates filed their nominations on March 22. Sources said that Prof. Sharma may file nominations on Monday. As per reports, the AAP had fielded Kishan Pal Singh as its candidate from this seat in 2014. Singh stood fourth after Mahesh Sharma (5, 99, 702) who won while SP’s Narendra Bhati got 3,19,490 votes and BSP’s Satish Kumar 1,98,237 among 25 candidates including Independents.last_img read more

Ranveer trolls himself with toilet cleaner meme

first_imgMumbai: Ranveer Singh knows how to laugh at himself. The actor, who is popular for his wacky fashion choices, played along with social media trollers and shared a meme comparing his clothing to a toilet cleaner. Known as Bollywood’s livewire star, Ranveer on Thursday took to his Instagram stories to post a meme making fun of his dressing sense. It shows various versions of toilet cleaner bottles Harpic. His red and blue tracksuit perfectly matched the red and blue bottle of the cleaner. Alongside the meme, Ranveer wrote: “These Harpic bottles look lit as f***.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka He added a GIF in which Ranveer is seen pointing out a finger and laughing away. This is not the first time Ranveer has trolled himself. A couple of months ago, he had shared another meme on his dressing sense. It showed how his fashion choices change from quirky to classy when he steps out with his actress-wife Deepika Padukone. On the work front, Ranveer is currently prepping to portray the role of former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev in his upcoming film “’83”. Presented by Reliance Entertainment and directed by Kabir Khan, the film about India’s 1983 cricket World Cup victory will release on April 10, 2020.last_img read more