Half-time: QPR 1 Middlesbrough 1

first_imgJamie Mackie’s fabulous equaliser – his first goal since returning to QPR last summer – hauled them level at Loftus Road after Jordan Rhodes had opened the scoring.Mackie prevented George Friend from clearing Alejandro Faurlin’s free-kick and was quick to the resulting loose ball, turning and firing a ferocious volley from the edge of the penalty area which crossed the line after striking the underside of the bar.The goal came on the half-hour mark – 13 minutes after Rhodes capitalised on an error by Grant Hall to score just his second goal since joining Middlesbrough two months ago.Hall misjudged Grant Leadbitter’s punt forward and his failure to head clear allowed Rhodes to latch on to the ball and round keeper Alex Smithies.Rhodes scuffed his left-footed shot from an awkward angle, but that left Hall off-balance as he attempted to clear off the line, and the defender was unable to keep the ball out of the net.Hall, recently sidelined by a foot injury, returned to the Rangers starting line-up along with Matt Phillips.Sebastian Polter continued up front, supported by Tjaronn Chery, with Conor Washington again among the substitutes.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch; Henry, Faurlin; Mackie, Chery, Phillips; PolterSubs from: Ingram, Robinson, Luongo, Petrasso, Hoilett, El Khayati, Washington.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

On The Power of Being Nice

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now I’m not suggesting that you can’t be demanding. I’m not even remotely suggesting that you shouldn’t have knock down, drag out productive disagreements. And, I’m not intimating that you should be a softie, a cupcake, a cream puff, or that you should let anyone walk all over you (ever).But there is a difference between being resolute and demanding, and just being mean, unpleasant, foul, or abusive.Here’s a couple observations I’ve made recently.People Know You Care About ThemWhere managers and leaders are mean, foul, or bully their people, they have the kind of serious cultural issues that prevent results. Where managers and leaders are nice to their people, they produce better results, they have higher engagement, and they have lower turnover.This doesn’t mean that nice managers and leaders are not demanding; they are. But it’s the manner in which they are demanding that makes the difference. They are pleasant, supportive, and they have the “servant leader” mindset.If people believe you care about them, they tend to work differently.Think back over your experiences. You’ve never seen a great leader treat people at lower levels of the organizational chart poorly.People Are EngagedThe last decade, with it’s two major recessions, may have been the most stressful period in a Century. Business changed dramatically.I used to believe that there are times when force is necessary to getting results. The more urgently you need some result, the more important it is that everyone do his or her part. But force causes resistance . . . and resentment.Persuasion and inclusion are more powerful. They create a sense of ownership, a sense of purpose and meaning, and a greater commitment. Consensus doesn’t mean that everyone has to agree; it means that everyone is considered. And it produces a higher level of engagement.What if people resist? What if they simply refuse do what is necessary? Part company, but be nice while doing so—you are being watched.People Follow Your LeadWant your people to be nice to your clients, vendors, each other? Want them to assume everyone has good intentions, that it’s not their lack of trying or stubbornness causing problems? Then be nice.As a leader, you set the tone. People are going to look for you to understand the boundaries of acceptable behavior in your organization. Being a leader doesn’t give you a license to set the boundaries differently for you (or the rest of your leadership team).People are watching. They aren’t going to do what you say; they’re going to do what you do.Being Nice Is FreeNice is free. It doesn’t cost a penny more, but it’s a tremendous, results-producing investment in your company and your team.Being nice doesn’t mean that you lack candor, that you can’t be demanding, and that you can’t engage in productive arguments and disagreements. It means that you cannot be mean, that you have to care about people, and that you have to be decent and treat people well.last_img read more

Wanted to make Sultan only with Salman: Ali Abbas Zafar

first_imgMumbai, May 25 (PTI) All set for his next big directorial release “Sulatan” with Salman Khan, Ali Abbas Zafar said he wanted to make the film only with the superstar.”I think I am fortunate enough to work with Salman sir. Whenever you write a character you visualise an actor thinking he can pull it off well. Our producer Aditya Chopra and I were very clear that we would do this film only if Salman sir agrees to do it,” Ali told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Sultan” last evening.The “Mere Brother Ki Dhulan” director gave the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star about 20 minutes of narration (of the film) and Salman told him that he relates to it.”Whenever you go to a star with a character you think if the character justifies the stardom of the star. He has worked with so many directors… His career spans over 25 years so he has lot of experience and you cant ignore it,” he said.”There is lot of Salman in the film because his contribution to the text (story) is phenomenal. He never pointed bigger things to me he pointed smaller things. My learning from this film is that the depth of things lies in small things,” he said.The sports-drama is a story of the rise and fall of a wrestler from Haryana, essayed by Salman and has Anushka Sharma opposite him.”It is a fictional story. It is the story of an Indian, it is about relationship and sport is the backdrop of this film. One thing common about life and wrestling is that people fall but life is all about getting up and not giving up. This film is all about that,” Ali said.advertisementThe film is produced by YRF Films and is Salmans annual Eid release set to open on July 6. PTI KKP ARS NDSlast_img read more

Vine: Arizona Guard T.J. McConnell Channels His Inner Marshawn Lynch In Post-Game Presser

first_imgA picture of Arizona basketball fans.TUCSON, AZ – JANUARY 26: Fans in the Arizona Wildcats student section cheer during the college basketball game against the Utah Utes at McKale Center on January 26, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Utes 65-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona registered an impressive 90-56 blowout victory over Oregon last night to move to 19-2 on the season. Afterwards, Wildcats point guard T.J. McConnell decided to have some fun at the podium in the post-game press conference. Before reporters could ask any questions, McConnell dropped his best Marshawn Lynch impression, drawing a round of laughs from those in the room.There’s no doubt going to be a shelf life on “Just here so I won’t get fined” jokes, so kudos to McConnell for jumping in and taking advantage of the humor while it’s still relatively fresh.last_img read more

CEO behind purchase of Bombardiers Q400 line to keep production in Canada

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of the B.C. company that scooped up Bombardier Inc.’s Q400 turboprop business has pledged to keep all manufacturing already in Canada within the country.The Q400 series is a “natural fit” for Longview Aviation Capital, chief executive David Curtis said in an interview.“We like to say, ‘It’s the same colour of paint.’ In other words, the same production processes.”Bombardier announced on Thursday it is selling the Q400 program to a Longview subsidiary for about US$300 million, on top of the sale of its flight training business to CAE Inc. for about US$645 million.The Montreal-based company manufactures roughly 28 to 30 Q400 aircraft annually at its Downsview property in Toronto, land that the company sold earlier this year to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.Bombardier has a lease on the property until 2021, with a two-year extension option.“There’s no question, the writing’s on the wall — we’ve go to move,” Curtis said.“We don’t know yet what we’re going to do, and until we get in there and talk with the folks about what’s the market opportunity, we don’t have any decisions.”Any future production site will “absolutely not” leave Canadian soil, he said. “We wouldn’t outsource it.”Longview, whose subsidiary Viking Air Ltd. makes turboprop aircraft such as the Twin Otter, intends to maintain supply chains for the Q400 series that currently stretch from China to Ireland to Mexico, he added.The deal, which is slated to close in the second half of 2019, positions Longview to more than triple its annual revenue to $1 billion, Curtis said.Union and opposition leaders in Quebec spoke out against Bombardier’s move Thursday to lay off 5,000 workers, including 500 in Ontario and 2,500 in Quebec, as part of a restructuring plan that cuts more than 12 per cent of its Canadian positions.Mary Ellen McIlmoyle, president of a Unifor local that represents some of the 2,100 workers at Bombardier’s aerospace wing at Downsview, said her members feel “betrayed.”“During bargaining in April, the company said they were keeping the Q400,” she said. “It was a huge shock when we found they turned around and sold it.”Workers’ lack of certainty about the Downsview facility — which makes cockpits and wings, among other components — after 2021 is their “biggest concern,” she said.“Our members are worried about it being moved to B.C.”Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:CAE)last_img read more

The Latest Brexit Germany glad UK avoided total chaos

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):8:30 a.m.Germany’s foreign minister says he’s relieved that Britain’s governing party stopped short of creating “total chaos” in the Brexit process, but is indicating that he still sees little chance of substantial concessions to London on its European Union divorce deal.Prime Minister Theresa May is expected at an EU summit Thursday after surviving a confidence vote by her party’s lawmakers, many of whom loathe the agreement. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Deutschlandfunk radio that “we now have another chance with Theresa May of her … getting a majority for this accord, which is a compromise between both sides.”Asked what could be done to secure British approval without renegotiation or legal changes, Maas replied: “Ultimately the British have to tell us that because, if there are proposals from Brussels now, no one can tell given the confusion in London whether it is enough to get a majority in the House of Commons.”___8:10 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan.May will ask the 27 other EU leaders at a Brussels summit Thursday for reassurances about the Brexit divorce deal that she can use to win over a skeptical British Parliament. The British leader scrapped a planned vote on the deal this week when it became clear she would lose.The bloc is adamant there can be no substantive changes to the legally-binding withdrawal agreement.On Wednesday evening, May survived a vote on her leadership from Conservative lawmakers by 200-117. The victory gives her a reprieve from domestic pressure but the size of the rebellion underscores the unpopularity of her Brexit plan.The Associated Presslast_img read more

In Odisha, members of political families seek re-election, some pitted against kin

first_imgBhubaneswar: Several political families in Odisha are in the fray in the 2019 polls, with members of some either seeking re-election or crossing swords with their kin. In some cases, members of such families have been fielded by parties from different constituencies, including one in which the Congress has given a father the responsibility to retain an assembly seat and son to wrest a Lok Sabha seat from rival Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The assembly election will be held in Odisha along with the Lok Sabha polls in four phases – on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Kinship is evident in the Bolangir Lok Sabha seat, where sitting BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo is pitted against his sister-in-law and former MP Sangeeta Singhdeo of the BJP. He is the son of former state minister A U Singhdeo and is seeking a re-election from the seat. For Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo, who won the Lok Sabha constituency in 2009 and 2014, the battle will be an interesting one. His father, now a BJD vice-president, has won all the state elections from the Bolangir assembly seat since 1990, but lost to Congress’s Narasingha Mishra in 2014. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo has said he is hopeful of another victory because of the development work carried out by the BJD government in the past five years in the state. Sangeeta Singhdeo’s husband K V Singhdeo, the BJP legislature party leader and a former state minister, is fighting to retain the Patnagarh assembly segment as a saffron party nominee. In Sundergarh district, veteran Congress leader and former chief minister Hemanand Biswal’s two daughters are in the fray as nominees of opposition parties in Sundergarh district. While Sunita Biswal is a BJD candidate for the Sundergarh Lok Sabha seat, her younger sister Amita has been fielded by the Congress from the Sundergarh assembly segment. Amita claims the candidature of her elder sister as a BJD nominee will not affect the poll prospects of the Congress which has a strong base in Sundergarh. Family ties seem important in south Odisha, too, as the baton of BJD MP Jhina Hikaka has been transferred to wife Kausalya. She has been fielded by the ruling party from the Koraput (ST)Lok Sabha seat, currently held by Hikaka in the outgoing House. Kalyani Devi, the great granddaughter of erstwhile king of Paralakhemundi Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, will contest the election on a BJD ticket from the Paralakhemundi assembly seat. She is the daughter of Gopinath Gajapati, who was a two-time Congress MP from Berhampur. Congress stalwart and Leader of Opposition in the Odisha assembly Narasingha Mishra has been given a ticket from the Bolangir assembly constituency, while his son Samarendra Mishra will fight the general election from the Bolangir parliamentary seat. Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Bhakta Charan Das has been fielded by the party from the Kalahandi Lok Sabha constituency, and his son Sagar Charan Das is the party’s candidate from the Bhawanipatna assembly seat. Similarly, George Tirkey is the candidate of the grand old party from the Sundergarh (ST) Lok Sabha constituency, his son Rohit Joseph has been fielded from Birmitrapur (ST) assembly seat, now represented by his father. Firebrand Congress leader Suresh Routray is a nominee from Jatni assembly segment, while his son-in-law Prasad Harichandan, former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee chief, will vie for victory from the Satyabadi assembly constituency. Sisir Gomang, son of former Congress chief minister Giridhar Gamang, who is now in the BJP, has been fielded by the saffron party from Gunupur (ST) seat. Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who made his foray into the poll scene as the heir of legendary leader Biju Patnaik, will fight the assembly elections from Bijepur and home turf Hinjli. Naveen fought his maiden poll battle in 1997 in a by-election from the Aska Lok Sabha constituency and won the seat as a nominee of the erstwhile Janata Dal.The bypoll was necessitated following his father’s death. Thereafter, the BJD was formed and Patnaik scored victory in the Lok Sabha elections in 1998 and 1999 from the seat. The BJD supremo is now in the race for a fifth consecutive term as CM.last_img read more

Massive fire rips through heavily crowded tent at NSP, Police says no casualty

first_imgNew Delhi: A massive fire broke out in two tent houses in New Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place on Tuesday. At the time of the incident, a function was going on and the place was heavily crowded. According to Delhi Fire Services, they received a call around 12.20 AM regarding the medium fire.Around 25 fire tenders reached at the spot to douse the fire. “Fire was under control at 4.40 AM but a fireman got injured during the operation and got admitted to a private hospital,” said DFS official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe official further added that LPG cylinders caught fire which created hindrance in fire fighting operation. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) said that three persons received minor injuries. ” A function was going at the place when the incident took place,” added DCP North West. Another police officer said that they cannot tell the exact number of people present at the spot that time but yes the place was heavily crowded and city police conducted the safe rescue operation. “Some said 500 people were there and other 2000. So the exact figure is not clear,” added officer. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsChief Fire Officer (DFS) Atul Garg said that they cannot tell the exact reason behind the incident. “First of all wind was blowing yesterday(Tuesday) and also tents were made of combustible materials which easily catch fire,” added Garg. At any function in Pandal, According to DFS, there should be proper access, open space around the pandal, distance from medium and high voltage electrical installations, means of exits, materials of construction, first aid fire fighting arrangements, water storage for fighting, electrical wiring, and availability of trained fire fighting staff.last_img read more

Barely a month after super-storm, Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

first_imgMaputo (Mozambique): A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm hit the centre of the country, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead. Category three Cyclone Kenneth, packing winds of 160 kilometres (100 miles) an hour, struck the north coast’s Cabo Delgado province late Thursday after swiping the Comoros islands. The United Nations warned of flash flooding and landslides as Mozambique’s emergency agency the INGC reported one person was killed by a falling coconut tree in the port city of Pemba, Cabo Delgado’s provincial capital. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOn the tourist island of Ibo, 90 percent of homes for the 6,000 population had been flattened, according to a spokesman for the agency, Antonio Beleza. “I don’t expect to find my hotel undamaged,” said Swiss hotel owner Lucie Amr, who took refuge in Ibo’s fort alongside many local residents. The winds had reduced to about 70 kilometres an hour on Friday, according to the local meteorological institute, but heavy rains are forecast over the next 24 hours, raising fears of flooding and mudslides in Cabo Delgado, which borders Tanzania. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe UN World Food Programme (WFP) said over 600 millimetres (almost 24 inches) of rainfall was expected. That would be nearly double the amount accumulated in 10 days of rainfall that caused flooding in Beira, which was devastated during Cyclone Idai. The most powerful storm to strike the region in decades, Idai cut a path of destruction through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. It left more than 1,000 dead, causing damage estimated at around 2 billion (1.8 billion euros) “Although floodwaters have receded in most areas it (Idai)affected, access is still a challenge as infrastructure was severely compromised,” the WFP said. “This second cyclone is an additional blow for the people of Mozambique and bound to complicate the humanitarian response,” adding that it had already provided food aid to 1.3 million people after Idai. It said the government has made public buildings including schools available to people seeking shelter from the flooding and the WFP has “prepositioned” over 500 tonnes of food in Pemba. A helicopter is expected to arrived in Cabo Delgado when weather conditions allow as roads are expected to be impassable because of flooding, making food delivery difficult, it added.last_img read more

Buckeye briefs for Mar 4

Catcher Dan Burkhart was named to the 2010 Johnny Bench Award watch list. The award is given to the nation’s top collegiate catcher. Burkhart was the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year last season. He batted .354 last season and had 62 RBI. Burkhart has started hot this season, batting .435. He has thrown out 36 percent of attempted base stealers in his career.Freshman Amy Meier was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week this week after finishing in a tie for seventh at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge. She shot a 79 in the first round and a 70 in the second round, tying for the lowest score. Meier’s scores led the Buckeyes to finish as runner-ups in the 18-team field, which encompassed 11 top 30 teams. Meier is the first Buckeye to earn any weekly honor this season. Women’s volleyball recruit Kaitlyn Leary was named to the Sports Imports/Volleyball Magazine Girls Fab 50. The two-time state champion comes to Ohio State from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, Ohio. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter was first-team All-State in 2008 and 2009. She has trained and competed with the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team for two years in preparation for the competition in the Big Ten. Leary joins the Buckeye roster as the sixth player on the Fab 50 list. read more