Smithies believes there could be ‘plenty more’ from Washington

first_imgAlex Smithies has told QPR’s website he believes Conor Washington can start to find the net regularly now the striker is finally off the mark.Washington’s deflected effort in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Fulham was his first league goal for Rangers, who signed him from Peterborough in January.“We have all been dying for Conor to score that first league goal because he works so hard for the team. Everyone can see the amount of effort he puts in,” R’s keeper Smithies said.“I think, for him, it’s just a case of getting the first one or two, and then he will crack on. Hopefully now there are plenty more to come for him.”Washington put QPR ahead in the derby at FulhamSmithies played a major part in QPR’s first victory at Fulham since 1980, saving a penalty early in the game at Craven Cottage.Sone Aluko later fired a spot-kick against the post, meaning just two of the seven penalties Smithies has faced during his time at Rangers have been scored.“I’ve always got that confidence about me when it comes to facing penalties,” he said.“I don’t know why that is, but I seem to go the right way more often than not and when I do that I expect to save it.”Is Alex Smithies in our West London Championship XI? Click here to find out. Click here for today’s QPR quiz Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

World’s dairy producers gather in South Africa

first_imgDairy producers and policy makers from around the world are gathered in Cape Town to discuss innovation, development and best practice in dairy. South Africa’s dairy industry is world class and has notched up several firsts in recent months.(Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS • Palesa MokomeleSpokesperson for the minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries+27 12 319 7876 or +27 82 904 1908RELATED ARTICLES• SA dairy body takes top accolade• Milk brand cares for cows• SA’s greenest dairy• Cadbury Fairtrade choc now in SA• SA quartet plays for peace MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterSouth Africa is hosting the annual World Dairy Summit for the first time. This year’s event takes place during the first week of November under the theme A World in One Country, an indication of South Africa’s diversity.The summit is held under the auspices of the non-profit International Dairy Federation (IDF), a 109-year-old Brussels-based organisation whose membership accounts for about 86% of all milk produced worldwide.More than 1 000 delegates from 56 IDF member countries are expected to pass through the doors of the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 4 and 8 November.The IDF’s mission, according to the organisation, is to assist the dairy sector worldwide by providing scientific knowledge and expertise to support ever-better milk and dairy products.The annual summit is one of its tools, affording delegates an opportunity to network and learn about the latest technological and scientific developments in the industry. It also contributes to the benchmarking of countries in terms of their dairy policies and international trade issues.The South African dairy industry is a full member through the local national IDF committee.Talking all things dairyWith 11 discussions held over the four days, topics on the agenda include animal health and welfare; the socio-economic benefits of a strong dairy sector for emerging economies; sustainability; marketing; and issues around food safety and security.Delegates will be able to share the views of top executives from major dairy companies around the world at the World Dairy Leaders Forum.“This 2012 World Dairy Summit brings together producers, processors, technical experts and various other stakeholders to deliberate the challenges of the sector, and also to share experiences and best practices,” said agriculture minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, opening the proceedings.She added that the event’s theme was even more relevant for South Africa because the country supports various types of milk farming systems, from intensive total mixed ration to grass-fed and dairy ranching.Joemat-Pettersson said that her department helps emerging farmers – including women – to gain access to finance and markets, and encourages them through initiatives such as the annual Female Entrepreneur Award, which rewards women farmers for their progress in the sector.“The issue of emerging famers is a topic close to my heart, as we continue with our efforts to reverse our country’s unpleasant history of discrimination and disempowerment,” she said. “Furthermore, the gender question will continue to assume greater prominence during this century, also in the sphere of agriculture.”Delegates won’t spend all their time in the conference hall – a number of technical tours are arranged, where visitors can see the dairy industry in motion, from production to retail. On offer are trips to the Fair Cape farm and factory; the distribution centre of retailer Woolworths; spaza shops in the area; the Mooivallei grazing farm and cheese factory, Parmalat’s factory in Parow, the fourth-generation Klipheuwel farm; Stellenbosch University’s Welgevallen Experimental Farm; and cheese farms in the Bonnievale valley.Partners in the local summit include the South African-based Dairy Mail Africa, Landbou magazine, the South African Food Review, the Dairy Industry Association of Australia, and Dairy News Russia. Milk South Africa has also played a role in organising the event.Contributing to national growthAccording to Melt Loubser, chairman of the organising committee and president of the local chapter of the IDF, South Africa’s dairy industry is well developed and world class, and as well as meeting local demand, it exports dairy products to a number of African countries.The South African dairy industry is the third largest livestock sector in the country and has an estimated annual turnover of R10-billion (US$1.1-million). With a total of 2 347 milk producers in the country supplying more than 2.6-billion litres of milk to the nation, over 30 000 people have found employment in the industry.The dairy industry is not afraid to use technology to improve its products and also the way in which it operates. At the IDF’s 2011 Innovation Awards held in Parma, Italy, South African dairy companies were finalists as well as winners.Milk South Africa’s Consumer Education Project walked off with two first prizes for its innovative advertising and marketing campaign, while Fair Cape was named a finalist in the Best New Dairy Drink and Best New Functional Dairy Product categories, both for its innovative rooibos-dairy combinations.Also in 2011 the Eastern Cape’s Coega Dairy announced that it had the smallest carbon footprint of any southern hemisphere dairy, thanks to a R50-million (US$5.7-million) investment in technology that allows it to produce long life milk more efficiently.In 2012 Fair Cape again took the lead by publishing its carbon footprint on its Eco-Fresh milk bottles, thereby assuring consumers that it cares not only for them, but also for its cows and the environment.last_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zachary Retcher, Defiance Co., circles with his MarketHeifer. Tristin Miller, VanWert Co., watches as judge Brandon Callis looks over his Market Heifer. Tatum Poff, Geauga Co., works with her Market Heifer in the ring. Mallory Peter, Defiance Co., leads her ShorthornPlus. Logan Schroeder, Defiance Co. sets up his ShorthornPlus Market Beef. Grant Belleville, Wood Co., works with his Simmental Market Beef. Holden LeVan, Champaign Co., keeps his AOB set for the judge. Hunter Harris, Adams Co.,watches the judge with his Simmental Market Beef. Kassidy Thompson, Miami Co. had the Champion ShorthornPlus. Layne Lasnick from Lake Co., leads her AOB Market Beef. Avery McGuire, Champaign Co., shows his Crossbred Market Beef. Christina Winter, Pickaway Co., watches the judge with her Crossbred. Kaden Frey, Wyandot Co., sets up his Crossbred. Lewis Winner, Pickaway Co., won his Crossbred class. Tyler Neill, Huron Co., leads his Crossbred. The judge selects the champion. Champion Drive Brady Turnes, Perry Co. gets his steer ready for the judge. Caden Jones in the Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drivelast_img read more

Researchers Say the Social Web Improves Kids’ Literacy (Geeks Say ‘Duh’)

first_imgRelated Posts According to a recent survey of around 3,000 kids, those who text, blog and use social sites such as Facebook have better writing skills than their less technologically inclined counterparts.This hardly comes as a surprise to us tech geeks who spent our younger days alternating between writing critical theses on esoteric forums and getting assaulted by grammar Nazis on said forums. Although we may take it for granted that voluminous written communication online builds writing skills, others decry the lack of formality in most tween and teen lexicons. Is “text speak” as much a concern as enhanced writing skills are a benefit?Of the children surveyed – a group of 3,001 young people between the ages of 9 and 16 – 24 percent maintained a personal blog and 82 percent regularly sent text messages. Seventy-three percent used IM clients to chat online.When researchers asked the children to rate their writing skills, 47 percent of those who were non-bloggers and didn’t use social networking sites said that their writing skills were good. The online set projected higher levels of confidence; of those who maintained blogs, 61 percent said their writing was good or very good.Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News, “Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing.”He continued to say that online engagement can lead to offline creativity, such as story writing and song composition.And what about the “LOL OMG c u l8r” informality of text and chat communiqués?“Our research results are conclusive,” said Douglas. “The more forms of communications children use the stronger their core literary skills.” Or at least, the more children are accustomed to using the written word, the more confident and comfortable they will be with written communication in general. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… jolie odellcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Social Web#web last_img read more

Forbes: LeBron James tops NBA rich list again

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Around $35.7 million of James’s earnings came from salary and bonuses, while $53 million was generated through endorsements.Golden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry ranked second on the earnings list with $79.5 million, with salary accounting for $37.5 million and endorsements $42 million.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesCurry’s Golden State teammate Kevin Durant was third with $65 million. Around $30 million of Durant’s earnings are from his salary while endorsements account for $35 million. Durant has earned more than $400 million in his career to date, according to Forbes. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Raptors coach Nick Nurse sizes up the NBA’s Eastern Conference Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was fourth on the list with $53.7 million. Most of Westbrook’s earnings comes through his lucrative contract with the Thunder, reportedly worth $207 million over five years. The triple-double king added a further $18 million through endorsements.Reigning NBA MVP James Harden rounded out the top five on the list with $47.4 million ($30.4 million salary and $17 million endorsements).The Forbes survey noted that that the top 10 earners in the NBA will make around $540 million this year, up more than $180 million from five years ago.The report pointed to several stars who have looked to diversify their brands into different areas, with James, Curry and Durant all setting up their own companies to manage business opportunities in media and marketing.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks toward the bench during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James remains the top-earning player in the NBA while an increasing number of stars have boosted their income through off-field activities, a Forbes survey revealed Tuesday.Forbes said that Los Angeles Lakers star James was the highest-paid player in basketball for a fifth straight year, pocketing an estimated $88.7 million in 2018-2019.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 4 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, June 4, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain. Areas of fog after 9am. High near 53. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: The WHS Band’s Annual BBQ Banquet takes place at 6pm in Wilmington High’s Cafeteria. …. The WHS CATS will hold its monthly meeting at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room.At The Library: Wilmington Community Playgroup at 9:30am. Barstool Sports Jerry Thornton talks Patriots at 2:30pm. Community Roundtable at 6:15pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Wii Bowling at 12:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: The WHS Girls Tennis battle Wayland at 4pm at Wilmington High in first-round state tournament action.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Oyo to enter Japanese market ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgOYO RoomsReutersThe latest unicorn in the Indian start-up segment, Oyo is all set to enter the Japanese hotel market. The startup is targeting a pie from Japan’s budget hotel share ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, financial daily Mint has reported.Oyo has planned an aggressive global expansion plan as the company entered the Japanese market only within a year after launching its operations in China.In the early part of this month, Oyo had secured $800 million from Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund including other investors. The fresh round of funding has taken the valuation of the company to around $4 billion.Oyo is expected to invest around $600 million out of $800 million to consolidate its position in China. Interestingly, its website already offers at least two properties in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The startup has also started its hiring spree in Japan.The Japanese experts are of the opinion that Oyo may have to face a bumpy ride in its Japanese operations as several local, as well as international companies, are entering into the hotel business which may lead to an oversupply of the hotels in the Japanese markets. The companies are seeing the Tokyo Olympics as an opportunity to grow their businesses.After performing handsomely in the Indian market, Oyo which is run by Oravel Stays Pvt LTD is eyeing global markets. In the last 12-18 months, the Gurugram based company has kicked off its operations in five countries which include India, China, Malaysia, the UK and Nepal.Recently it announced its operation in 26 Chinese cities including Hangzhou, Xian and Guangzhou and it has been employing more than 1,000 people in China.Oyo was founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal and has been one of the breakout startups from the funding boom of 2015; the same year it managed to raise $100 million from Japanese Softbank. It aggressive plans were slowed down by poor service by hotels. Initially, starting as a marketplace, Oyo, today controls room inventory and is bullish on its new brand, Townhouse.last_img read more

Air Canada gives clients easy access to the western side of Ireland

first_imgAir Canada gives clients easy access to the western side of Ireland Tags: Air Canada, Ireland, New Routes Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Michael Smith Posted bycenter_img Share TORONTO — Air Canada prolonged St. Paddy’s Day celebrations from the weekend with an event in Toronto last night, during which the airline promoted new routes to the Emerald Isle.New flights and extra capacity include Air Canada’s new nonstop Toronto-Shannon and Montreal-Dublin routes starting this summer, and the Vancouver-Dublin and Toronto-Dublin routes moving to the mainline Air Canada product.“It’s been a long time, almost 10 years since Air Canada last flew into Shannon from Toronto,” said Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development, Shannon Airport. “Even by Irish standards, that’s a long courtship.“We’ve been engaged with them for the last 10 years and now we’re delighted to know that the wedding will finally take place on the 4th of June when Air Canada will come back into Shannon.”Jim Kelly, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada was also in attendance, and was credited with creating stronger ties between Ireland and Canada in both business and travel. “Connectivity is the lifeblood of trade, connectivity is the lifeblood of tourism, and both have flourished more than ever in recent years,” he said.More news:  Experience Ireland: the Emerald Isle’s mythical talesThe new routes will continue to expand the capacity that Ireland has been enjoying from airlines in recent years. The Shannon route, in particular, will add convenience to many tours that start and/or end on the western side of the island.For more information, go to aircanada.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more