Fulham are looking at former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel, according to the Daily Mail.He has apparently fallen out with coach Markus Babbel at Hoffenheim, prompting speculation about his futureMeanwhile, the Daily Mirror suggest Fulham face competition from two of Germany’s top clubs for the signing of midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.It is claimed Reo-Coker, who is a free agent after activating a release clause in his Bolton contact when they were relegated, is being chased by Hamburg and Wolfsburg.Fulham are said to have expressed an interest in the 28-year-old since Danny Murphy’s departure from Craven Cottage.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 19, 2019
SETI researchers are building radio telescopes that might be able to catch leaking airwaves from the aliens, reports National Geographic and Space.com. Some 1,000 stars within 30 light-years may be within the reach of an array of new radio telescopes in Australia. SETI researchers can piggyback on this astrophysics facility to listen in on frequencies used on Earth by military radio and broadcast TV. Future arrays may extend the reach 10 times as far, to encompass 100 million stars.Imagine the sound of snow, hissing. If someone hears occasional gunshots in the noise, will it be a Bonanza? Maybe the mike’ll land on a planet in the west, listening to little little Lorne Green men giving us cowboy logic. Ponder Rosa sitting at the console listening to all this; will Dan block her? “Boss,” she’ll say, “this ain’t no chance string of bits; it carries a message.” “What’s it say?” She pauses, translating: “Keep your Hoss before the cart.” “Right,” he responds. “Good design detection work.”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
December 18, 2019
South Africa’s automotive industry is a global, turbo-charged engine for the manufacture and export of vehicles and components. Many of the major multinational firms use South Africa to source components and assemble vehicles for the local and international markets.The automotive and components industry is well placed for investment opportunities. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe sector is one of South Africa’s most important, contributing at least 6% to the country’s GDP and accounting for almost 12% of South Africa’s manufacturing exports, making it a crucial cog in the economy. In 2010, 271 000 vehicles were exported. More than 28 000 people are directly employed in automotive manufacturing, with 65 000 employed in the component manufacturing industry. About 200 000 are employed in retail and aftermarket activities, with 6 600 employed in the tyre manufacturing industry (Automotive Industry Export Council, 2010).With its ability to link throughout the economy, the government has identified the automotive industry as a key growth sector. It already exhibited significant growth under the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), doubling in size since 1994.Its successor, the Automotive Production and Development Programme, which will be implemented from 2013, aims to stimulate the expansion of local production to 1,2- million vehicles a year by 2020 while significantly increasing local content at the same time.The automotive and components industry is well placed for investment opportunities. Vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Ford (incorporating Mazda), General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen have production plants in South Africa, while component manufacturers such as Arvin Exhaust, Bloxwitch, Corning, Senior Flexonics have established production bases here.The industry is largely located in two provinces, the Eastern Cape (coastal) and Gauteng (inland). Companies with production plants in South Africa are placed to take advantage of the low production costs, coupled with access to new markets as a result of trade agreements with the European Union and the Southern African Development Community free trade area. Opportunities also lie in the production of materials (automotive steel and components).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
December 18, 2019
19 September 2013The Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), an agency that falls under the province’s Economic Development Department, has signed a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that is expected to boost small businesses and create jobs in the province.Gauteng Economic Development MEC Mxolisi Xayiya, speaking after a signing ceremony in Johannesburg on Monday, said the partnership would help to grow the province’s economy by increasing supplier links between small enterprises and bigger firms.He said the programme would use 10-year experience of the UNDP’s supplier development programme in Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador to tailor a programme that addressed the specific dynamics of Gauteng.Under the programme, small businesses in the province “will be taught important lessons in sustaining and expanding their participation in local and foreign markets to create jobs”.Gauteng, with a population of over 12-million people, is South Africas economic hub, contributing in the region of 34% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP).Despite this, Xayiya said, the province’s economy required structural changes in order to address unemployment levels of over 20% and worrying inequalities.“This objective will be pursued through an in-depth, demand-oriented intervention of 9-10 months geared at transforming SMMEs and cooperatives, boosting their sales and employment levels, and inculcating lasting effects in company management.”He added that the UNDP partnership brought with it a network of business associations through its Private Sector Development Forum, a partnership between the UNDP, Business Unity South Africa and the Black Business Council which was established in 2012.Source: SAnews.gov.za
December 18, 2019
Nice few items although not sure what some of them. Nice few items although not sure what some of them are or how to use them as there was no instuctions or pictures on the pack. Styling tool – but unless you’re really clever it’s best if someone else does it for you. Found this a nifty hair styling tool – but unless you’re really clever it’s best if someone else does it for you. Also need long hair, not longish. Good item , good delivery,instructions not v clear. I’ve watched videos of how to do this, but to do it properly, you have to be experienced or have someone do it for you. I’m still talking my boyfriend into braiding my hair with this, not sure that he’s that interested though. Not sure what to say, i want to like it and use it but the face that there are no usable instructions is a nuisance, i guess i will have to google it. Also not sure of how easy it will be to do this on myself, think you need to see what you are doing and i don’t have eyes on the back of my head. Fashion french hair braiding tool roller. Great kit really simple to use. She has gone to school every day with waves in her hain. It would be a lovely product however i can’t get my fingers to use it. Its a lot harder than it looks on videos. The instructions arent very good. They could explain better how to use it. The instructions arent very good. They could explain better how to use it but delivery was exerlent. A bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while. Find the first bit a bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while my daughters hair is wet – lasted the day at school inc pe. For the price don’t see why people are moaning. The product is one piece of plastic, comes without instructions so you have to google it and watch youtube videos if you want to have any chance of being able to do it yourself. Not as easy as i though, although for £1 i guess you get what you pay for. A little difficult needs practice, made well. Tried this in my granddaughters hair it’s a bit fidderly it’s best to clip in before you start then take the clip out once completed, just takes practice. Bought for granddaughter and so far not heard anything. Don’t think could be done by yourself. Wonderful product or service superb consumer. I didn’t get the primary purchase but cherry from wide fashion was so handy and sorted the dilemma out. Good solution wonderful buyer company.Individually i couldn’t get the gang of how to use it on myself – perhaps greater when working with on another person else.Seems to be uncomplicated enough to use but i havent found it. Purchased as a gift, if i had lengthy hair i would have stored it,seems to be effortless ample to use but i havent noticed it tried.Appears effortless but only if you are utilized to these i. My spouse likes this,but is nonetheless seeking to function out how to use it,asked me to give it a test,but gave up at 3rd endeavor,looks easy but only if you are made use of to these i suppose,still advocate it for price by itself. The instructions that are printed are really fuzzy, tiny pictures; but straight forward tutorials are available through youtube. You basically overlap the hair over the tool and tuck into place. The tool stays in place and is comfortable to wear. Please note, this white coloured tool is best used on light coloured hair as it can be seen in parts through the hair as the day progresses. There are dark coloured tools also available through amazon. This is best used on long hair (past the shoulders) as the tools is made of a thick plastic and cannot easily be cut to length. French braid is now a doddle. Top tip, do it when your hair is wet it’s easier. Great price and great product. Instructions were not very good so i had to use you tube to find out how to use it. Product itself is fantastic. Really quite hard to use and for me more of a gimmick i don’t think i would use this again but that is because i am using it on myself if i were to be using it someone else it may be a different story i find it hard to use alone. a bit difficult to master but once done really easy to use – find it easier to do while Fashion French Hair Braiding Tool RollerLove the productGood item, good deliveryFrench braid is now a doddleGreat product fantastic customerFashion French Hair Braiding Tool Roller With Magic hair Twist Styling Bun MakerHow to use: The hair on the hair braider, and take a strand of hair into the side in the S-type, and so on, while aboutQuick look at the end of a fixed time or find something about the disc cover hair tail on it
November 18, 2019
TweetPinShare0 Shares DENVER — Defenseman Francois Beauchemin readily acknowledges he got a lucky bounce. Not that he’s apologizing for it.Just the way the night went for him. Just the way things have been going lately for the Colorado Avalanche as well.Beauchemin scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal late in the third period on a freak carom, Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots and the Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Dec. 17 for their fourth straight win.After digging out a rebound in the corner, Beauchemin sent the puck toward the front of the net. It bounced off the skate of Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski and ricocheted past goaltender Thomas Greiss with 3:48 remaining.“Sometimes, you get that bounce,” said Beauchemin, who also scored in the opening period for his fifth career multi-goal game. “At the end of the year I won’t remember how it went in. All I will know is that it will count.”A definite stunner for the Islanders, who outshot the Avalanche 34-30.“Just bad puck luck,” New York forward Anders Lee said. “Stuff like that happens sometimes.”After winning three straight on the road, the Avalanche kept it up at home — a place where they’ve struggled — improving to 5-7-1 at Pepsi Center this season.Varlamov kept up his torrid play, too, earning the victory for a fifth straight start. He’s allowed five goals during the streak.About time the Avalanche caught a break like that, Varlamov said.“I’ll take that. I’ll take the lucky bounce because I felt like we were unlucky at the beginning of the season,” Varlamov said. “We need those lucky goals sometimes.”Brock Nelson scored a power-play goal for the Islanders, who beat Colorado 5-3 in New York on Nov. 30.The Islanders pulled Greiss with 1:41 remaining for an extra skater, but couldn’t get anything past Varlamov. The Islanders dropped to 10-3-1 against the Western Conference this season.“You’re going to go through times where you play really good hockey and don’t win. It’s not going to go your way,” Nelson said. “You have to fight through that. Eventually, you’ll come out on the other side.”Nelson tied the game with a power-play goal at 4:55 of the second period as he sent a wrist shot past a screened Varlamov.A few minutes later, the Islanders caught a break when a puck that was headed into the net hit off the skate of defenseman Calvin de Haan, who was stationed right next to the left post.Beauchemin scored early in the first on a shot from near the blue line that sailed over the right shoulder of Greiss.The defenseman was back on the ice two days after taking a big hit in a win at Chicago. Beauchemin insisted after the morning skate that he was feeling fine.Varlamov was stellar in the opening period as he stopped 14 shots, including one down low from Ryan Strome. Varlamov is returning to the form that made him tough to beat two years ago.“We struggled a little bit but Varly was there,” Beauchemin said. “Let’s not kid ourselves. That was a really good team out there. They’re one of the top teams in the East, in the league.“In the third we came out really, I thought, had some good looks and got a good bounce.”(PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer)
November 7, 2019
Touch Football Australia (TFA) has continued to review and subsequently updated the TFA Affiliate Regulations to comply with the TFA Constitution, related policies and best practice governing processes. It is a requirement under the TFA Constitution that all member states, affiliate entities and other linked bodies formally agree and comply to the TFA Affiliate Regulations – January 2015 version of these regulations. These Regulations will take effect from Sunday, 1 March 2015. There are various ways associations or other entities can officially affiliate, become aligned and or be recognised by TFA. The Affiliation Process ensures compliance as the official recognition of an Association (Competition) by, registering to, maintaining, or cancelling from the formal structure of Touch Football within Australia. The Affiliation Obligations have been developed to provide an overview of the process for an Association, while the Touch Football Australia Inc. Affiliate Regulations detail the specific requirements. Highlighted changes to the TFA Affiliate Regulations include: » Participation Framework – Affiliate Classification » Affiliate Obligations » Touch Football Australia Inc. Affiliate Regulations » Attachments (including ANX Forms, Practical Checklists, Affiliate Compliance Criteria) For all aspects of sport operation to occur with regard to policies and specifics, there must be a clear correlation between TFA and our member. This is provided in an agreement and/or recognition in constitutions by both parties. Members must regularly comply with membership renewal of Touch Football Australia (and associated State and Regional bodies) in accordance with Clause 14 and the procedures prescribed by the Board from time to time in these Regulations. Touch Football Australia continue to work with both the New South Wales and Queensland Touch Association’s to implement aligned processes consistent with the objectives above. For more information or to view the TFA Affiliate Regulations, please click on the attachments below. Related Filesmemorandum_-_affiliate_regulations_2015_update-pdfaffiliate_regulations_jan_2015-pdfRelated LinksTFA Affiliate Regulations
November 7, 2019
The Wests Tigers have caused a boil-over in the first round of the Men’s NRL Touch Premiership defeating the Parramatta Eels 7-4 in convincing fashion.As it was with the Womens game the Men took some time to hit their stride and it was Dylan Hennessey who was first to make his mark on ANZ Stadium with a trademark long-ball to Luke Mansour for the Eels to go 1-0 up.The Tigers settled into the match the better and looked to level the score up through veteran Steve Roberts but a desperate touch on the line denied him and the Tigers from their opening try. They weren’t to be denied two minutes later as they kept pressuring the Eels line and with back to back tries to James Blackwood and Rob Nakhla they found themselves in front.Alex Nicholls levelled it up shortly after sending the two sides to the break at 2 apiece, a score line the Parramatta side would have gladly taken.Jake Grech gave the visitors a 3-2 lead in the first set after the resumption; a lead the Tigers would not give up.Australian Mens captain Nick Good dived over between defenders to take them out to 4-2 but the lead was quickly cut back to one with Dylan Hennessey scoring five minutes into the second half. The Eels however couldn’t quite stay in touch with the more experienced Tigers side and it was experience that paid off at the other end with Steve Roberts this time getting the nod from referee Rob Bowen as he stretched out to score.The Tigers extended the lead to 7-3 through Aussie Mixed captain, Cameron Nicholls and Scott Buckley who miraculously recovered from a calf injury picked up through the week to take his place in the side.Jed Ibbotson capped off the scoring when he crossed late in the game for the Eels but the night belonged to the Tigers who fired a shot across the bow of the rest of the competition with a dominant performance and a 7-4 opening round victory.