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QPR v Rotherham: Green plays on #StanBowlesDay despite West Ham rumours

first_imgRob Green starts for QPR on ‘Stan Bowles Day’ at Loftus Road despite speculation the goalkeeper is about to re-sign for his former club West Ham.Rangers are unchanged from the side which won 3-2 at Wolves in midweek.Keeper Alex Smithies, signed from Huddersfield on Thursday, is among the substitutes.The home side are still without Jamie Mackie, who who has a groin problem, while Yun Suk-Young and Leroy Fer are close to returning following knee injuries.Rangers are honouring club icon Stan Bowles, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.Bowles is attending today’s game with his family and will be presented to the crowd before kick-off.Bowles is a guest of honour at Loftus Road this afternoonRotherham, meanwhile, are without the suspended Kirk Broadfoot. The Millers line-up includes former R’s player Emmanuel Ledesma.QPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Henry, Faurlin, Luongo; Chery; Austin.Subs: Smithies, Hill, Doughty, Kpwekawa, Hoilett, Polter, Emmanuel-Thomas. Rotherham: Roos; Buxton, Halford, Collins, Newell; Frecklington, Smallwood, G Ward, Ledesma; Derbyshire, Clarke-Harris. Subs: Collin, Thorpe, Rawson, Green, D Ward, White, Maguire.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jones slams Clucas but believes Stoke are no longer ‘bad eggs’

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesStoke boss Nathan Jones praised his side for securing a point at QPR with 10 men but accused Sam Clucas of ruining their gameplan by being sent off.Clucas ludicrously got himself dismissed after just eight minutes ​of the 0-0 draw ​for stamping on Josh Scowen in full view of referee Gavin Ward.Scowen followed through with an innocuous sliding challenge just as Ward, who was standing just a few yards away, blew for a free-kick after Clucas had handled the ball near the edge of the ​Rangers ​penalty area.Clucas inexplicably reacted and was immediately shown the red card.But Rangers were unable to take advantage – and themselves ended the match with 10 men after Grant Hall was sent off after picking up a second yellow card late on.Jones made no excuses for Clucas, whose actions meant the visitors spent almost the entire game on the back foot.“It did scupper plans that we felt were well laid,” said Jones.“I’m bitterly disappointed. It’s a lack of discipline that cost us really, because we’d have liked to come here and get three points.”But Jones was encouraged by the battling qualities shown by players whose attitude was questioned prior to the Welshman taking over in January.“You have to adapt and we showed that we are adaptable,” he said.“It was a performance full of character, work-rate and discipline.“Let’s be honest, that’s not been synonymous with this group in the past. There have been articles written about the group being bad eggs and this, that and the other.“They’re laying that to rest. I’m proud of them today. I’m proud of the work​-​rate and the structure we showed.“That’s how successful teams are made – on that backbone. We had a strong backbone today.“We were never really under any real pressure and we showed a fantastic fighting spirit and desire to get a point.“We’re looking solid and are not conceding goals. We’re moving in the right direction.“We have a platform and a base that means we are gaining a bit of momentum.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

AirNZ unveils wider seats for its A320neo fleet.

first_imgAir New Zealand has unveiled new economy seats for its A320/321neo aircraft that are up to 3cm wider than existing seats and feature  a new slimline design the airline says will offer passengers more space.In a bid to make it more attractive, the much disliked middle seat will be 3cm wider — or 48.6cms (19.1 inches) wide — in the new aircraft. The window and aisle seats will be 1cm wider than the existing seats, which are 45.4cms (17.9 inches) between the armrests.The airline revealed the new economy seats by UK company Acro Aircraft on Wednesday at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and said it had also worked with New Zealand company Flight Designs to develop a new seat cover delivering “superior comfort levels for longer’’.An AirNZ spokeswoman said seat pitch on the neos would be similar to the current A320 international fleet but a slimmer seatback design would provide more personal space.  Seat pitch on the current A320s goes as low as 30 inches and as high as 34 inches, according to SeatGuru.Air New Zealand general manager customer experience Anita Hawthorne said in the company’s announcement that the design of the new seat was customer-led.Hawthorne said the airline and Acro had been keen to address key areas of customer feedback and further improve the inflight experience.“The slightly wider middle seat helps balance out the fact that window and aisle seat customers enjoy a greater sense of space,’’ she said.  “We currently have many customers who state a preference for window or aisle seats and it’s possible the new design may see the middle seat get a boost in popularity.AirNZ has a history of innovation, particularly in terms of seating, and Hawthorne said company believed the new seats were not practical from an operational perspective but more comfortable and spacious for customers.Acro Chief Executive Officer Chris Brady said the seat attracted attention at the interiors expo.“To reveal the new seat at this event, which showcases all the very latest innovations, technologies and products for cabin interiors was hugely exciting and piqued a lot of interest in the new product from other airlines and the wider industry alike,” he said.Air NZ has 13 Airbus A320neo family aircraft on order to replace its current A320 fleet and will receive a combination A320neos and A321neos with deliveries widely expected to start in 2018.“The exact configuration for our A320/A321neo aircraft and delivery schedule is yet to be finalised,’’ the airline’s spokeswoman said.last_img read more

Doc Sign Brings PDF Signing to iPhone

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#biz#Reviews 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout A new iPhone application called Doc Sign enables users to manage and sign PDF documents from their phones.Doc Sign can open PDF files attached to incoming emails, from a public URL or the via Drop.io file sharing service. The user can then touch any part of the document and add text or write their signature, then save and email it back or transfer it to their desktop via iTunes.The app does not currently support PDFs from Google Docs, but this feature is being planned for in a future version. In the meantime, users can work around this limitation by emailing files to themselves. Doc Sign, which was released by Crowded Road last month, is not the first application to bring PDF signing to the iPhone, but it does have some features that attempt to set it apart from the competition. “Unlike some similar products, Doc Sign is a pure app, not relying on any website or web-service,” says Adam Korbl, founder and CEO of Crowded Road. “We do not store or pass user documents through our servers whatsoever. This not only avoids any reliability issues that can arise as a result of server failures, but it also ensures superior privacy and document security, something essential for any enterprise-level application.”While the application will work on older versions of the iPhone, says Korbl, Apple’s new iOS4 is recommended for the best user experience. Doc Sign is not yet available for other devices, but Crowded Road is working on versions for the iPad and Android. Disclosure: We received a free version of this app in order to test it. center_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… john paul titlow Related Posts last_img read more

a month agoJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic still wants Man Utd move

first_imgJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic still wants Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic wants a Premier League transfer in January.Manchester United were close to signing the Croatia international during the summer – but Ed Woodward pulled the plug – thinking £14million was too much to pay for a 33-year-old.The Juventus striker has offers on the table from Qatar, where Al Rayyan are keen.However, Tuttosport claim Mandzukic is holding out for offers from England and with United’s striker crisis – Woodward could be forced to make a U-turn. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

UGA Basketball Coach Mark Fox Will Join The Spike Squad For Saturday’s Football Game

first_imgGeorgia spike squad seen with basketball coach Mark Fox.georgia spike squad mark foxGeorgia basketball coach Mark Fox has always made it clear how much he supports the school’s football team. Saturday, he’ll be going all out, yet again, to help cheer on the Dawgs against SEC juggernaut Alabama.Friday, Fox, on Twitter, revealed that he’ll be joining the Spike Squad in the stands for the contest. The Spike Squad is notorious for wearing body paint and spiked shoulder pads to games.…& forgive me when I drip paint on you cause I’m #100%Dawg @UGASPIKESQUAD – I’m in! Time to GATA pic.twitter.com/ldchIG1e2q— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) October 2, 2015This isn’t the first time Fox has done this, and it probably won’t be the last. Very cool.last_img

Canadian banks look to inhouse hackers to improve and test cybersecurity

first_imgTORONTO — Hackers are targeting Toronto-Dominion Bank’s internal systems at all hours using cutting-edge techniques, but the bank’s head of cybersecurity isn’t losing sleep over them — they work for him, after all.The bank established late last year an in-house “red team” of ethical hackers — cybersecurity professionals who attempt to hack a computer network to test or evaluate its security on the owners’ behalf — who conduct live attacks against its own networks continuously, said Alex Lovinger, TD Bank’s vice-president of cyber threat management.“We’re doing it exactly how our adversaries would do it… So if we find a weakness or something like that, we can close it or address it before a real attacker,” he said.Canada’s biggest banks are fortifying their defences by hiring their own ethical hackers to test their systems as the frequency and sophistication of cyberthreats increases.A Senate report last month entitled “cyber.assault: It should keep you up at night” sounded the alarm about the potential consequences of major cyberattacks in Canada.“While some progress has been made federally in the past year, there is much more that the federal government and Canadians must do to protect ourselves,” said the report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. “We must take the appropriate steps now, or soon we will all be victims.”Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has also raised concerns about a cyberattack.In 2017, 21 per cent of Canadian businesses reported that they were impacted by a cyber security incident which affected their operations, according to Statistics Canada. Banking institutions, not including investment banks, reported the highest level of incidents at 47 per cent, followed by universities and the pipeline transportation subsector, according to the agency.New regulations that require Canadian businesses to alert their customers about privacy breaches or face hefty fines took effect at the beginning of this month.In May, the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial digital banking brand said thousands of their customers may have had their personal and financial data compromised.BMO said hackers contacted the bank claiming to be in possession of the personal data of fewer than 50,000 customers, and that the attack originated outside of Canada. At the same time, Simplii also warned that “fraudsters” may have accessed certain personal and account information for about 40,000 clients.BMO’s chief executive Darryl White said he could not comment on the details of the privacy breach, as an ongoing investigation is underway, but noted there was a “very immaterial impact from a fraud perspective” and no material financial fallout.“We are a lot smarter as every event goes on. And there are events every day, there are events every hour of every day… It’s a continual improvement exercise,” White told reporters after the bank’s recent investor day.Meanwhile, BMO is also turning to in-house ethical hackers to test their systems. According to a recent job posting, BMO is seeking a senior manager with a certification in ethical hacking and whose responsibilities include managing a team of “network penetration testing” specialists.CIBC did not respond to questions about whether it utilizes ethical hackers.“We leverage internal and external expertise, and work closely with industry and government to enhance cyber security resilience, threat intelligence and best practices,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.Alberta-based bank ATB Financial in a recent job post said it was recruiting a “Senior Penetration Tester” with ethical hacking experience. An ATB spokeswoman said the posting is to fill a recently vacated role.The Bank of Nova Scotia also established its own in-house “red team” of hackers to test its defences, said its chief information security officer Steve Hawkins.“Scotiabank has used and continues to use third-parties to handle this penetration testing. However, because the volume of global cyber threats has significantly risen, the Bank wanted to have its own capabilities in-house and created its own red team this year,” he said.With the string of data breaches in recent years, what does worry TD’s Lovinger is the cumulative amount of data that has been exposed.“Hackers now sit on a wealth of information… That they can now leverage to do more targeted attacks,” he said.Royal Bank of Canada has had in-house ethical hacking capabilities for a few years now, as part of its cybersecurity program, said Adam Evans, the bank’s vice-president of cyber operations and chief information officer.“We want to make sure that we are testing our defences to make sure they stay relevant,” he said.RBC has been upping its cybersecurity budget and adding to its team annually. It now has roughly 400 cybersecurity professionals, up 50 per cent from three years ago, but a talent gap looms, Evans said.Demand for talent in Canada is climbing by seven per cent annually and there will be more than 5,000 roles to fill between 2018 and 2021, according to Deloitte. By 2022, the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million, it said.As of October, there were 1,024 cybersecurity vacancies for every million Canadian job postings, up five per cent over the past year, according to Indeed Canada. That’s up 73 per cent since the beginning of 2015, said Brendon Bernard, an economist for the job search platform.Meanwhile, several Canadian banks have made recent investments in research or capabilities abroad or in universities at home to tap cybersecurity talent. For example, TD opened a cybersecurity-focused office in Tel Aviv, Scotiabank announced a partnership with an Israeli cybersecurity company and RBC made an investment in research at Ben-Gurion University.“With the talent gap in cyber, it’s something that organizations are going to have to address,” said Evans. “Because there is just not enough qualified people out there.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY, TSX:TD, TSX:CM, TSX:BNS, TSX:BMO)Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Federal environment minister says Saskatchewan will have a carbon tax

first_img“I remain hopeful that you will change course ahead of the Sept. 1 deadline for all provinces and territories to submit their carbon-pricing plans.”Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said as recently as Friday that the province has not changed its mind about being the lone holdout on Ottawa’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.After a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Moe said the province has a plan of its own and only signs agreements it can honour.McKenna said Saskatchewan will be subject to a carbon tax, whether it signs on or not.“To be clear, we cannot accept your request not to price carbon in Saskatchewan,” she said. “In the event that your government does not adopt a price on pollution that meets our standard, we would have no choice but to ensure that a price on pollution applies in Saskatchewan, just as we would anywhere else in the country.”The federal government would apply its carbon pricing in Saskatchewan and would ensure any revenues raised stayed in the province, she said.Saskatchewan has already missed one deadline to sign on to the federal plan, which McKenna has said means the province won’t get $62 million in funding for emissions-reduction programs. Both Moe and Duncan have said they will still apply for the money from the low-carbon fund.In her letter, McKenna said Saskatchewan’s share will be open to provinces, territories, municipalities, businesses, non-governmental organizations and Indigenous communities across Canada including in Saskatchewan.“Funding will be awarded to projects selected under a competitive process,” she said. “I look forward to seeing excellent proposals come forward from your province.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) REGINA, S.K. – Canada’s environment minister says Saskatchewan will be subject to a federal carbon tax if it doesn’t sign on to a national climate change plan by the fall.Catherine McKenna says in a letter to her Saskatchewan counterpart, Dustin Duncan, that Saskatchewan is best positioned to design a carbon-pricing approach that works for the province.“The other nine provinces have taken us up on that approach,” she wrote. “It’s unfortunate that your government has not yet chosen to do the same.”last_img read more

Magnitude 45 earthquake felt throughout the BC Peace

first_imgNancy Ragan posted on the Energeticcity.ca Facebook page “Felt it here a peace island park! House shaking like crazy and pictures falling down”.Vivian Clarke said the quake shook her entire house. “Very strong shook my whole house and set the chandeler swinging.”Members of the School District 60 felt the quake just as their band concert started at the North Peace Cultural Centre.We had an earth shaking start to the Beginning Band Concert but the show went on! #yxj #sd60 #fortstjohn pic.twitter.com/DtAEyUNcIF— School District 60 (@sd60) November 30, 2018 UPDATE – Natural Resources Canada Seismologist John Cassidy says the cause is under investigation.  “There have been alot of induced earthquakes in the area, along with natural quakes.  The Oil and Gas Commission has been notified and will investigate. They will be looking into the depth of the quake and recent activity in the area.  It could take a few days to determine the exact size and cause of the quake”.Cassidy went on to confirm at least two aftershocks were felt in the region.  The first happened at around 7:06 p.m. and measured approximately 3.3.  The second was stronger at 4.0 at around 7:15 p.m.Natural Resources Canada says the quake measured 4.5, while the US Geological Survey said the quake was 4.2.  Cassidy says Natural Resource Canada has equipment in the area, while the USGS’s equipment is located farther away from the quake.  Seismologists will look at all the data and determine the exact size and location of the quake in the coming days. Residents are encouraged to share what they felt during the quake to Natural Resources Canada.  You can do that by clicking here.ORIGINAL STORYFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A 4.2 or 4.5 magnitude earthquake was felt all around the B.C. Peace Thursday at around 6:27 p.m.The US Geological Survey says the quake happend 22 km east southeast of Fort St. John and was 4.2 in size.  Earthquakes Canada says it was a 4.5 magnitued quake 16 km from Fort St. John.Many residents reported at least three aftershocks in the region.  The PRRD says there has been no movement in the area of the Old Fort landslide. “The Ministry of Transportation has checked their monitoring equipment and there is no movement at this time.”Aftershocks could occur – take precautionary actions and drop, cover & hold on whenever you feel one. https://t.co/zOI9AnwLmO— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) November 30, 2018center_img Eyewitnesses report feeling the ground shake as far away as Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek.  At this point there are no reports of any damage caused by the quake.Click here to read more information about the quake from the US Geological Survey.USGS reports 4.2 magnitude #earthquake 22 km east southeast of Fort. St. John. Reports of it being felt in the area. More info: https://t.co/kHfw5Yrv9y— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) November 30, 2018last_img read more

Chidambaram launches attack on PM Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Wednesday took a swipe at the Modi government, charging that in this regime conviction comes first and investigation later and a person is guilty until proven innocent. He said the law secretary should “teach” the Prime Minister some basic lessons in law as the Supreme Court has said that bail is the rule and jail the exception. Chidambaram’s jibe at the prime minister came in the wake of Modi’s attack on the opposition leader. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details At a recent rally in Tamil Nadu, the prime minister had taken a dig at the former finance minister. Modi had said he was “shocked to read the recounting minister headed their manifesto committee. I was not surprised. After all, getting bail is important for his own existence,” apparently referring to cases against Chidambaram and his son Karti. Charges are flying fast and thick in the midst of election campaign for Lok Sabha elections that begin on April 11. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Chidambaram is facing corruption charges in the INX media case and has been granted bail by the court. “In Modi raj, conviction comes first and investigation takes place later! In Modi raj, a person is guilty until proved innocent!If PM has any doubt, he should consult his friend Mr Arun Jaitley,” the Congress leader charged. “The Law Secretary should teach the PM some basic lessons on law. The Supreme Court has said that ‘bail is the rule and jail is the exception,” he said on Twitter.last_img read more