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Latest: QPR 0 Stoke 1

first_imgMame Biram Diouf’s close-range header means QPR are behind at Loftus Road.Stoke manager Mark Hughes was given a predictably hostile reception from the home supporters because of his ill-fated spell as Rangers boss.The Welshman is faring much better at Stoke, however, and they went ahead in the 11th minute.Mauricio Isla’s hesitation enabled Victor Moses to cross from the left and Peter Crouch, perhaps unfairly, climbed above Rio Ferdinand to nod the ball down and give Diouf a simple finish.Moses then had a low shot saved by Green as the visitors continued to have the upper hand. QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore: Barton; Mutch, Fer, Kranjcar; Vargas, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Zamora, Dunne, Hoilett. Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, Nzonzi; Diouf, Adam, Moses; Crouch.Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Muniesa, Arnautovic, Sidwell, Assaidi, Bojan.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Swaggy P’s blunt assessment: Warriors coach Steve Kerr rolls the best joint in the NBA

first_imgThe Warriors’ Steve Kerr has a reputation as a player’s coach.  And not just because he famously let his players coach themselves in a 2018 game against the Phoenix Suns (won by the Warriors 123-89).Take it from one of his former players.In a wide-ranging phone interview with 95.7 The Game on Thursday, Nick Young, who won a championship ring with the Warriors in the 2017-18 season, dropped this interesting tidbit regarding his former coach. With a glint in his eye if we know our Swaggy P.N …last_img

Fire lookout tower adds a new bit of history to the Ohio State Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the 1930s, lookout towers were used around Ohio to monitor and identify forest fires. Between 1924 and 1978 more than 30 lookout towers were built and operated in Ohio. By the late 1970s, though, their role was completely replaced by airplanes and now residents with cell phones are the best way to get a handle on spotting forest fires.New this year at the Ohio State Fair Natural Resources Park is a refurbished fire lookout tower on display right behind Smoky Bear. The original Armintrout 71-foot-tall fire lookout tower was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as part of an early warning system in spotting forest fires. Originally located in Pike County, the tower was recently taken down and moved to the fairgrounds to reinforce the message of forest fire safety and provide a link to Ohio’s past.The refurbishing process for the tower included sandblasting, acid dipping, and re-galvanization of the metal legs, as well as replacement of the wooden landing and stairs using wood grown and sawn on Ohio’s “green certified” state forests. The tower was shortened to 60 feet tall in its current location.The tower (though not open to unassisted public visits) offers a great view of the State Fair.“You can see as far as downtown Columbus, the Horseshow and of course the midway,” said Jim Zehringer, ODNR director. “We thought it would add to Smoky Bear that helps promote wildfire reduction and that having this here would enhance that opportunity.”The lookout tower features an Osborne Fire Finder on an alidade, a circular tool with a peep sight and horsehair crosspiece that rotates to look in the direction of the fire. The stationary outer ring is marked with degrees. This was used to determine the location of the fire and its distance from the tower. If a fire could be seen from multiple towers it could more accurately be located through triangulation on a map.Here are some more fire tower facts from ODNR.The first fire tower was built in 1924 — Copperhead Tower in Shawnee State Forest. This tower was recently renovated with help from the Ohio Woodlands Job Corps.The tallest towers were 100 feet, three were built, and two remain standing, at Blue Rock and Sugar Grove.The total number of fire towers once standing was 40.Two towers remain on the Wayne National Forest, one having been relocated next to the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters on US 33 near Nelsonville.Most towers, when closed in the late 1970s, were dismantled and sold for scrap metal. Those that were on leased lands reverted to the property owners.Today, there are 20 towers remaining and seven are in state parks and open for public viewing. They represent technology long ago outdated and still overlook some of Ohio’s more beautiful scenery in the rolling hills of southern and eastern Ohio.In our conversation, Director Zehringer recalled tales of the days of the region’s earliest white settlements when it was said a squirrel could travel from the Ohio River to Lake Erie and never touch the ground. Believe it or not, the state is still is home to beautiful unbroken forests that harken back to Ohio’s earliest days, and a number of them sprawl out beneath the ever-watchful eyes of Ohio’s remaining fire lookout towers. The lookout tower features an Osborne Fire Finder on an alidadelast_img read more

Four Ventilation Quotes That Will Take Your Breath Away

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESDesigning a Good Ventilation System GBA Encyclopedia: Ventilation ChoicesHRV or ERV?Ventilation Rates and Human HealthHow Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need? Looking back over my last several articles, I see that I’ve been going off the deep end. Psychrometrics, hygrothermal analysis of double-stud walls, the physics of water in porous materials… That’s some heavy stuff. So this week I’m going light with some fun quotes about ventilation and indoor air quality.I wrote a series of articles on ventilation for the Journal of Light Construction a little while back and came across some great material in my research. The last quote below makes a point about indoor air quality with a graphic underwear metaphor. It’s from an 1893 book whose author was a medical doctor interested in ventilation to prevent diseases like phthisis (what we now call tuberculosis).The first quote is from a great article called The History of Ventilation and Temperature Control that appeared in the ASHRAE Journal in 1999. The author was discussing some of the mid-twentieth century research by Harvard scientist C.P. Yaglou on odor and ventilation rates. If you’re worried about the water-energy connection, you’ll be happy to know that “Only a 33% increase in ventilation was required for adults a week after a bath.” (John Janssen, in “The History of Ventilation and Temperature Control,” ASHRAE Journal, 1999.) Naturally, ventilation cannot solve all IAQ problems. Sometimes source control is the best method: “If there is a pile of manure in a space, do not try to remove the odor by ventilation. Remove the pile of manure.” (Max von Pettenkofer, 1858.)No list of ventilation quotes is complete without one that illustrates the immense power of fresh air: “There is nothing like the cure of fresh air for cases of bladder infection, paranoia, and Cartesian thinking.” (Rawi Hage.)And finally, here’s that quote about dirty underwear that’ll make you think twice before you inhale again: “Most civilized men and women are unwilling to put on underclothing that has just been taken off by another person or to put into their mouths articles of food or drink that have recently been in other peoples mouths but they take without hesitation into their lungs air that has just come from other people’s mouths and lungs or from close contact with their soiled clothing or bodies.” (John Shaw Billings, Ventilation and Heating, 1893.)Ventilation and indoor air quality are not only two of the most important topics in the world of building science and green building, but as you can see here, they’re also the source of some of the most interesting quotes. Got any other good ones? Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Ceres slays Bung Karno demons

first_imgCeres-Negros pulls off stunning comeback at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Photo from AFC Cup WebsiteJAKARTA—The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium right in the middle of the business district here has not been kind to Filipino football teams over the past two decades.Although they’ve improved in recent years, the Azkals have not won in the 80,000-capacity stadium against their Indonesian counterparts in three meetings. A 13-1 beatdown in the 2002 Southeast Asian football championships remains one of the worst results of the Philippines in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:38Duterte orders probe on radio broadcaster slay in Dumaguete01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Guiao hoping for best from PBA board Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew It took a comeback for the ages from the country’s top club, Ceres-Negros, to finally exorcise some old ghosts at Bung Karno on Tuesday night.Facing the mighty Persija Jakarta and an intimidating crowd of almost 35,000, the Busmen pulled off a 3-2 victory over in the AFC Cup.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, logisticsDown 0-2 after conceding twice early in the second half, the Busmen battled back and took maximum points, thanks to goals from substitute Miguel Tanton, Bienvenido Marañon and Mike Ott, who fired home the match-winner in the 92nd minute that kept Ceres’ record perfect in the group stage.“These type of matches is why you play football,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock, who provided the assist to Marañon and Ott’s goals. “Right in front of a big crowd, really passionate fans when you are supposed to be underdogs. You just wish you had that type of crowd in the Philippines.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

a month agoBrighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay says the club deserved more from Saturday’s draw with Burnley.Jeff Hendrick secured a point for the visitors in the first minute of stoppage time to secure a point for the visitors.Maupay said: “We did enough to win. It wasn’t our best game. We didn’t start very well again but throughout the game we got better and we found solutions.”We scored the first goal, which we thought was enough to win.”But they scored a late goal so it was a frustrating game for us.” last_img

10 days agoRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid future

first_imgRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid futureby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacing Santander goalkeeper Luca Zidane says he’s not obsessing over his future with Real Madrid.Zidane is on a season-long loan with the Segunda Division outfit.”We’ll see what happens in a few years,” Zidane said.”I understand that it’s normal to ask me about Real Madrid, but I’m not there.”I see the team in a good state and although the results haven’t been great in the Champions League I trust the squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to defend comments about residential schools

first_imgAPTN National NewsSenator Lynn Beyak says her removal from the Senate’s Aboriginal Peoples committee for complimenting the work of nurses and teachers who did an “abundance of good” in residential schools is a serious threat against freedom of speech.“For me to lose my position on the Aboriginal Peoples Committee for complimenting the work of nurses, teachers, foster families and legions of other decent, caring Canadians – along with highlighting inspiring stories spoken by Aboriginal people themselves – is a serious threat to freedom of speech,” said the Conservative senator in a statement Thursday, a day after she was removed on the committee.Beyak sparked outrage when she spoke in the Senate on March 7 to defend the good work of residential schools that forced over 100,000 Indigenous children into schools where it’s documented many suffered sexual assaults, physical abuse for speaking their language and death.This is a portion of what Beyak said in the Senate: “I speak partly for the record, but mostly in memory of the kindly and well-intentioned men and women and their descendants — perhaps some of us here in this chamber — whose remarkable works, good deeds and historical tales in the residential schools go unacknowledged for the most part and are overshadowed by negative reports. Obviously, the negative issues must be addressed, but it is unfortunate that they are sometimes magnified and considered more newsworthy than the abundance of good.”The public outcry was immediate and eventually led to her removal from the committee as Beyak refused to apologize.But on Thursday, Beyak said she was speaking on behalf of Canadians.“This is a responsibility I take very seriously,” said Beyak in the statement. “Since the announcement regarding my removal from the Aboriginal Peoples Committee yesterday, public and other support has been building and is truly inspiring. ”She said “political correctness” is getting in the way of “thoughtful conversation” needed to improve the country.“Too often, on a broad range of issues, a vocal minority cries foul and offence whenever a point of view is raised that does not align with their own,” said Beyak. “Meanwhile the silent majority, who are contributing to this country by working, building and selling things, taking care of their parents and children, are left thinking they are alone.”She said she will continue to represent these Canadians on Parliament Hill.Jake Enwright, a spokesperson for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, said Wednesday Beyak’s position doesn’t represent the Conservative party.“Ms. Ambrose has been clear that Sen. Beyak’s views do not reflect the Conservative party’s position on residential schools,” Enwright said.Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission spent six years examining the legacy of the government-funded, church-operated schools, infamous hotbeds of abuse and mistreatment that operated from the 1870s to 1996.The Conservatives were in power in 2008 when the federal government delivered an abject apology in the House of Commons to families and survivors, a fact not lost on Enwright.“It was Prime Minister Stephen Harper who made an historic apology to the victims of residential schools and launched the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” he said.Earlier this week, Sen. Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, who sits on the Aboriginal People’s committee, said she was, “shocked and dismayed” by her Senate colleague’s remarks.She said she would boycott the committee’s meetings as long as Beyak remained a [email protected]last_img read more

Thunder Bay leads the country in reported hate crimes Statistics Canada

first_imgAPTN National NewsThunder Bay is the leading city for hate crimes reported to police in 2015 based on population according to a new report by Statistics Canada Tuesday.“The rate of police-reported hate crime in Thunder Bay was mostly the result of 10 incidents against Aboriginal populations, which accounted for 29 per cent of the total anti-Aboriginal hate crimes reported in Canada in 2015,” Statistics Canada said.Across the country in 2015, Stats Canada said there were 35 hate crime incidents against Indigenous people reported to police.Compared to statistics between 2010 and 2015, the report said violent offences in Canada against Indigenous people accounted for 55 per cent of hate crimes, with assault accounting for nearly 30 per cent of the incidents.About 60 per cent of the hate crimes were towards Indigenous males and were typically younger victims based on hate crimes against other ethnicities.Forty per cent reported an injury and 60 per cent said it was inflicted by a stranger.Indigenous leaders in northwestern Ontario have long said Thunder Bay is in crisis over the treatment of Indigenous people there, including a number youth dying mysteriously in the waterways. Indigenous adults have faced similar outcomes and police have been criticized over their handling of the death investigations.Thunder Bay police said last week they weren’t facing a crisis, rather challenging times, and said it was “business as usual.”[email protected]last_img read more

Football report Luke Fickell in negotiations to become Cincinnati head coach

OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell walks out of the Buckeyes’ locker room before a game against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell is underway with contract negotiations to become the Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach next season. The Bearcats fired Tommy Tuberville from the position on Dec. 4 after a 4-8 season.Fickell has served as a member on the OSU staff since 2002 when he was a special teams coordinator. He has been one of the defensive coordinators for OSU since 2005.Fickell stepped in as interim head coach in 2011 following the departure of then-coach Jim Tressel amid NCAA violations. Fickell led the Buckeyes to a 6-7 season and loss in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.Once Urban Meyer took over as head coach of OSU, Fickell resumed his duties as defensive coordinator. He currently shares the defensive play-calling responsibilities with Greg Schiano.BearcatReport.com initially reported the story. read more