first_imgQPR entertain Cardiff City in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday evening and are 23/20 to win their first home game of the campaign.Boss Chris Ramsey will have been delighted with the win at Yeovil in midweek after a disappointing result at Charlton on the opening day.A late Craig Noone strike gave Cardiff a point at home to Fulham last weekend but Ramsey’s scout is unlikely to have suggested to him that the Welsh side are anything out of the ordinary.This is a game the R’s should win – and I think they will.Incidentally, they are out to 20/1 for the Championship after the Charlton reverse. They must make Loftus Road a fortress.Fulham entertain Brighton earlier in the day and are 31/20 against a Seagulls side (19/10) who have won both their matches so far this term.Albion are invariably tough to break down and in Lewis Dunk they have one of the best defenders in the division – but for how long?This is another game where I expect to see a narrow home win and Matt Smith looks overpriced at 15/2 with BetVictor to grab the opener at the Cottage.Having come from 2-0 down in stoppage time to rescue a point against a good Ipswich side last weekend, Brentford went down 4-0 to League Two Oxford United in the Capital One Cup.The Bees are 13/8 to pick up all three points at Ashton Gate on Saturday with Bristol City 7/4 and the draw 5/2.That one looks too close to call. I think Brentford will have to settle for another draw and recommend the 6/1 for a 1-1 draw .For all the latest football oods, check out Betvictor.com.Be lucky.CharlieFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgBack when D’Angelo Russell was considered by many the NBA’s biggest pariah for recklessly betraying the trust of a teammate, Draymond Green was seemingly the only player in his corner.Three years later, Green will be among those welcoming Russell into the Warriors locker room after Sunday’s reported sign-and-trade sent the All-Star guard to Golden State in a move that included Andre Iguodala’s trade to Memphis.Green didn’t know the Lakers rookie, who had just turned 20 when he was …last_img read more

first_img11 June 2015It’s ‘lights, camera, and action’ for amateur filmmakers in Joburg. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is hosting workshops and practical exercises to boost the industry and to help continue creatively telling South Africa’s original stories.At the end of the three-day course, on Friday, participants will screen a short film at the OR Tambo Cultural Precinct in Wattville to demonstrate what they have learned.Workshops are being held at various art centres on the East Rand: the Rhoo Hlatshwayo Art Centre in Daveyton, Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre in Tembisa and the Katlehong Art Centre.“The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality officials in the performing arts section together with stakeholders such as the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Services Seta will facilitate the workshops with an intention to unpack and address issues of funding, production and scriptwriting, from development to distribution, acting and directing,” spokesperson Themba Gadebe said.All those who are interested in going to the workshops can contact Nomathemba Maseko-Jele on 011 999 0671/ 079 872 8834 or send an email.The film industry contributed R3.5-billion to the gross domestic product, said the Department of Trade and Industry. According to the NFVF, Leon Schuster’s Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa is the country’s highest grossing film, at R38-million. The film industry supports 25 175 full time jobs, adds the foundation.Sources: SAnews.gov.za and National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix has taken the initiative to penalize its player Calvin Abueva after the forward was involved in an incident with Blackwater rookie Ray Parks’ girlfriend and actress Maika Rivera during their game on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In a statement released on Saturday, the Fuel Masters said they “have decided to deduct P20,000 from the salary” of Abueva as a “preventive measure.”“We regret the incident that has stoked emotions among players fans,” the statement read.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, logistics“While we stand and support Calvin Abueva in his own right, we cannot deny the situation, that while there may have been provocation as per his claims, he could have exercised more prudence and patience in dealing with it moreso a female was involved.”READ: PBA: Phoenix halts Blackwater’s perfect run in Commissioner’s Cup Abueva reportedly defended himself and accused Rivera of being the instigator by cursing at him.Parks claimed Abueva cursed and made lewd gestures towards Rivera late in the Fuel Masters’ 103-98 win.“I understand he plays with antics and plays with people’s minds, but why can’t he do that to me?” a furious Parks said after the game, according to reports. “Why would he go off to the side of the court, to nobody that had nothing to do [with the game] and literally call that person a ‘b**ch’ while looking at the clock?”“I don’t even curse. And he’s going to curse at my girl and say, ‘What now, b**ch?’ and then do this,” Parks added.“Beyond the game, that’s disrespectful. I wouldn’t call his wife a ‘B’ word. That’s messed up. Something’s got to happen. That could be anybody. That could be somebody’s wife, the head coach’s wife, somebody.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippines to host full Ironman again in 2020 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PBA commissioner Willie Marcial is set to summon Abueva next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe challenge of needing to find a new job every few years is a significant burden for military spouses, but there are strategies that can make their plight easier.To avoid extended gaps in their employment history, spouses should consider taking advantage of volunteering opportunities, said Shonte Gonzalez, an Airmen and Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist who counsels job hunting spouses at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.“It’s not paid, but it’s a job,” Gonzalez told the Dayton Daily News.“Their gaps in employment are probably one of the biggest things that are stressful to them,” she said. Many Dayton area employers, however, understand the work history gaps that may accompany military life as a spouse.Gillian Russell, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation associate with the Hiring Our Heroes program, emphasized the need for military spouses to highlight the contributions they make outside of the workplace.“They might not be working, they might have flaws in their resume, but what they are doing is they are volunteering, they are helping to run the bases, they’re helping to make sure that families are looked after while service members are away, and all of these skills make them absolutely fantastic employees,” Russell said.Military spouses have organizational and leadership skills that employers seek, said Chris Phillips, a PNC Bank diversity specialist who recruits military spouses.“They’re the caregiver, they’re the ones that manage the household so they’ve very loyal to an employer and it makes good business sense to us,” Phillips said.To be sure, military spouses face a number of hurdles to find a job, according to the story. A 2013 study found that 90 percent of female spouses of active-duty service members were underemployed, or had more education and experience than needed for their jobs, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.“That was the biggest finding and probably gave a broader picture of the employment situation of a military spouse,” said Rosalinda Maury, the institute’s director of applied research and analytics. “It’s not just unemployment, it’s underemployment.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A pair of professors, one with Charles Darwin University, the other Southern Cross University, both in Australia, has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature decrying the chaotic state regarding the classification of complex organisms. In their paper, Stephen Garnett and Les Christidis contend that failure to regulate taxonomy in the coming years could cause serious problems for conservation efforts directed towards preserving biodiversity. At the root of the problem, the authors point out, is that there is no single definition for the word “species”—they have found there exist approximately 30 definitions for the word, which allows scientists, politicians and other entities free reign to use it in whatever context they choose to meet their specific needs. But that, they note, puts at risk the validity of research efforts and provides fertile ground for those seeking to usurp conservation efforts for financial gain. They offer cannabis as an example: Some “species” offer the high users seek, while others do not—changing the classification could have legal ramifications both for those convicted of using it or going forward—should some species be legal and others not? There is also the case of killer whales—some have suggested breaking them into three distinct species, but if that happens, would all three remain protected from hunters? Another example is separating the Florida panther from the North American cougar. Doing so could allow those seeking to buy protected land in Florida for development purposes an opportunity if wording in state laws suddenly ceases to protect areas where the big cats live.What needs to happen, the authors suggest, is for a single body to take ownership of taxonomy—one capable of creating a definition for the words that are used to describe plant and animal groups. They suggest further that the proper group should be the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), and they offer a four-step process for how it could be done: The IUBS would need to agree to take on such a role, a taxonomic commission would have to be created to agree on rules, subcommittees would need to be created to deal with organism subsets, and finally, a judicial committee would need to be created to serve as the final arbiter when disputes arise. © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img Journal information: Nature More information: Stephen T. Garnett et al. Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/546025a Study of biodiversity suggests a small increase in size of protected areas could reap large rewards Citation: Professors call for an end to the chaotic classification of organisms (2017, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-professors-chaotic-classification.htmllast_img read more