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Half-time: Chelsea 3 Villa 0

first_imgChelsea are on course for a resounding victory at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres’ third-minute opener and David Luiz’s free-kick put them firmly in command before Branislav Ivanovic headed in from close range.Torres found the top corner with a cracking 15-yard header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s right-wing cross – his seventh goal in six games.Chelsea then thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Nathan Baker grappled with Torres as the striker attempted to meet a cross from Ashley Cole.It mattered little, as by the 35th minute the Blues were 3-0 up.The free-kick from Luiz was a beauty which gave keeper Brad Guzan no chance, and Ivanovic netted from the rebound after Gary Cahill’s effort had been parried.Luiz is playing in midfield alongside Frank Lampard, who is making his 500th Premier League start.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: Huddersfield 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR created the better of the chances in an intriguing but goalless first half.Charlie Austin’s early shot deflected off team-mate Tjarron Chery and flew just over the bar, while Huddersfield captain Mark Hudson turned Matt Phillips’ cross narrowly past his own post.At the other end, Rangers keeper Rob Green remained largely untested, bar a bobbling shot from distance from Jacob Butterfield, which he gathered comfortably.Chery looked bright in the first period and the Dutchman sent in a teasing cross which just evaded Austin inside the box.The hosts ended the half strongly with Nahki Wells’ shot blocked behind for a corner by Grant Hall, which came to nothing.QPR made one change for this game, with Michael Doughty replacing father-to-be Karl Henry. Clint Hill and Sebastian Polter were both ruled out with illness.Huddersfield Town: Murphy; Smith, Hudson, Lynch, Davidson; Scannell, Whitehead, Butterfield, Hogg; Wells, Miller.Subs: Allinson, Cranie, Dempsey, Bojaj, Lolley, Carayol, Bunn.QPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Doughty, Luongo, Phillips; Chery; Austin. Subs: Smithies, Furlong, Kpekawa, Comley, Hoilett, Emmanuel-Thomas, Blackwood. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Helping South Africa’s endangered toads

first_img The buckets will be lowered into the ground at areas of the road where toads usually cross. As they approach, the toads will fall into the buckets, and at intervals volunteers will carry them across the road. “This will hopefully help to save even more toads. It is a good start,” Faraday says. Even though the buckets will delay the frogs for a short while, at least they will be protected and reach their breeding sites safely. Education initiatives and creating awareness about the plight of the toads, particularly as the breeding season approaches, is another important part of Faraday and her conservation colleagues’ work. “It is absolutely essential to get kids aware and we also have bumper stickers that volunteers stick on their cars,” Faraday says. She regularly presents talks at schools to inform children about the toads and how they can help to protect them. Every year they run an awareness campaign to appeal to local motorists to drive more slowly in the affected areas at night and early in the morning, while the migration is underway. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. During the breeding season toads have to navigate road traffic, walls, embankments, swimming pools, drains and storm water canals, and often many don’t survive. Breeding usually takes place during August, but has also been recorded in late July, September, and some breeding calls have even been heard in early October. The start of the season depends largely on rainfall and temperature and sometimes occurs during warmer weather followed by periods of rain. These variables make the work of volunteers even more difficult as only the toads know exactly when the breeding migration will take place. While breeding generally takes place in larger, more secure water bodies, urban development has caused changes to traditional breeding sites, restricting the foraging area and movement of toads. This reduces population size and interrupts gene flow between populations. Faraday says July and August are the most dangerous months for the toads. “This is when most of the mortalities happen, when they are hit by cars and killed,” she says. “Busy roads in the urban areas where they live are death traps, and this animal needs all the help it can get to survive. What we do is pick up as many of these little guys as we can.”Committed volunteers For a number of years committed volunteers and supportive communities in the Cape Town area have been working hard to ensure Western Leopard toads have a chance of survival in the wild. “This is something that untrained volunteers can do something about. It is incredibly rewarding,” Faraday says. “We have amazing volunteers.” About 18 suburbs and 100 volunteers are currently involved in the initiative. Ahead of each breeding season, volunteers receive training and they are rostered for four- hour shifts at a time to drive up and down the busiest roads, picking up toads. An important part of their work is also to keep records of the number of toads they see and rescue, noting whether they are dead, alive, male or female and their approximate age. This helps the toad conservation organisations assess the success of their work, and where they can improve. Noordhoek volunteers have gathered six years of records for the area, and neighbouring suburbs have been collecting data for three years. “We need at least 10 years of statistics to clearly determine the increase or decrease in Western Leopard toad numbers as well as to confirm suspected theories on breeding patterns,” says J’Kul.Rehabilitating breeding areas Recently the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management Department successfully rehabilitated a breeding site for the toads in Kommetjie, a suburb of Cape Town. The site, known as Skilpadsvlei, is a historic wetland area in Kommetjie that was drained and filled during the 1940s. It was the only known breeding site for the toad in the area. The City of Cape Town provided phased funding to revive the wetland, which included improving the open space around the area for public enjoyment, as well as restoring the ecological functioning of the system. Part of the project also ensured that the water quality was of a high standard and continuously monitored. The restoration of the wetland is an important step forward in the conservation of the endangered toads, and it seems the amphibians are taking to the rehabilitated area. In June 2012, Western Leopard toads were seen at the new site during the very first breeding season and in November toadlets were recorded. Unfortunately, two of the three adult toads that selected Skilpadsvlei as their preferred breeding site were later killed on the roads adjacent to the wetland, and this is why the work of volunteers patrolling roads is so important.Permanent solutions and creating awareness The Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers and Spots organisations are always in need of more volunteers to go out at night when the migration period begins. They also invite the public in all areas where the animals are found to inform them of any activity around the time when the breeding season is expected to start. However, Faraday says that they are looking into finding a more sustainable, long- term solution to protect the toads. “Ultimately we need something that is permanent,” she says. This year the Noordhoek volunteer organisation plans to test a small barrier system, involving sunken buckets that are to be installed on one of Noordhoek’s busiest roads. 21 January 2013 Conservation efforts by a group of dedicated volunteers and the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management Department are helping to protect South Africa’s endangered Western Leopard toads. Every year around August, when the Western Leopard toads’ breeding season begins, volunteers from the greater Cape Town area spend many hours ensuring that the little creatures survive their annual migration to breeding sites.center_img Saving as many toads as possible is a labour of love for the volunteers, who brave dangerous roads and cold, wet nights to help hundreds of these beautiful amphibians reach their watery breeding sites, and find their way home safely once the breeding season is over. Suzie J’Kul, a founder of Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers and its subsidiary, South Peninsula Outstanding Toad Savers (Spots), says volunteers and members of the public are contributing to citizen science to ensure the species survives. “Through volunteering we are saving an endangered species from becoming extinct, as well as ensuring that our children’s children will inherit this biodiversity that they very much deserve to be a part of,” J’Kul says. Every night, at 18h15 when it gets dark, the first team of volunteers heads out onto the roads, armed with flashlights and reflective gear, to look for toads. The first group works a four-hour shift until 22h15, and then the next team takes over. “It is hard work, but worth it,” says Spots coordinator Alison Faraday.Threats to survival Western Leopard toads (Amietophrynus Pantherinus) are classified as threatened on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List. They are endemic to a small area of the South Western Cape region, Cape Peninsula and Agulhas Plain. Also known as the August frog, they are easily identified by their beautiful markings of chocolate to reddish-brown patches with a bright yellow or black edging on a pink or grey background. Faraday says urban development, habitat degradation and road traffic are some of the biggest threats to the long-term survival of local populations.last_img read more

Promising IPV Offender Interventions

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, Battling PTSD, May 24, 2010]In a recent blog, we highlighted a study conducted by Dr. Taft and colleagues establishing the link between PTSD and relationship problems. But, are there effective treatment solutions for perpetrators of violence?  In an article published by Dr. Taft and colleagues [1], the researchers reported on preliminary findings from an intervention that shows promise.The authors report that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant problem in military couples – the frequency of violence for military couples may be as much as 3 times the frequency of violence in civilian intimate relationships.  There is limited information on the effectiveness of interventions for IPV. When the preliminary study of the Strength at Home intervention was published, the authors indicated that there were no empirically validated studies of IPV interventions in military couples.The Strength at Home model uses a cognitive-behavioral intervention in a group setting.  The 12-week program uses a closed group format, meeting weekly in 2 hour sessions.  Initial sessions focus on education on IPV and common reactions to trauma.  Weeks 3 and 4 provide conflict management and assertiveness skills. The third phase focuses on identifying negative thought patterns contributing to anger and IPV, relating thoughts to core trauma issues, and coping with stress.  The final sessions include instruction on a range of effective communication skills, capped by a session focusing on the gains witnessed over the past 11 weeks.Participants in the intervention were included if they had been in a recent relationship, met DSM criteria for PTSD, had a self or collateral report of physical IPV, and provided consent to contact their female partner.  The study included 6 male participants after screening and excluding participants that did not complete the assessment, intervention, and/or follow-up.  Male physical and psychological IPV was assessed prior to initiating treatment and 6 months after treatment completion.  Their female counterparts were assessed prior to the military member’s treatment and 6 months after treatment.  Preliminary study results indicated that intervention participants:Perpetrated significantly lower physical IPV,Showed significantly lower psychological IPV, andDisplayed a significant decrease in the frequency of psychological aggression,While this study is only preliminary, the results show promise of developing a practice for treating perpetrators of IPV.  It is notable that the sample size was very small, and there was a very high drop-out rate. A randomized controlled trial of the Strength at Home intervention is currently being conducted to more systematically assess the program outcomes on a larger sample.For more information on the Strength at Home intervention, visit our website for information on Dr. Taft’s upcoming webinar.References[1] Taft, C.T., Macdonald, A., Monson, C.M., Walling, S.M., Resick, P.A., Murphy, C.M. (2013). “Strength at home” Group intervention for military population engaging in intimate partner violence: Pilot findings. Journal of Family Violence, 28(3), 225-231. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-013-9496This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Man lynched in Bengal over child-lifting suspicion

first_imgA person was lynched in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district by a mob on the suspicion of being a child-lifter, police said on July 29. The incident occurred at the Tasati tea garden on July 28 evening when locals saw a person moving suspiciously in the area, an officer of Falakata police station said.“Over 250 people had beaten up the man with fists and also kicked him. He was seriously injured when we recovered him from the mob,” the officer said. The man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was declared brought dead at the Birpara hospital, hospital sources said.“Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with the incident and they will be produced at the court on Monday. Further investigation is on,” district Superintendent of Police Nagendra Nath Tripathi said. The incident comes a week after two people were beaten up on suspicion of being child-lifters in separate incidents in the district a week ago.last_img read more

10 months agoDyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest test

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Dyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest testby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Intimidation? Stand over tactics? That is, literal stand over tactics? Oh no, not on this Arsenal. It may’ve worked in the past. But as Sean Dyche and his Burnley discovered on Saturday. Unai Emery and his players are a very different proposition today.They tried, did Burnley. They really did try. Going into the game, Dyche promised Emery and Arsenal a dose of reality. “Reality tactics”, he dubbed it.And the Clarets manager was good to his word. The visitors threw everything at Arsenal. Wrestling. Stamping. As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remarked after his two goal performance, “Yes, it was a physical battle, it was really, really hard”.But this lot are no southern softies. Not when you have players like Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis ready to fight your corner. Not when even your manager is ready to give the opposition an earful. But they did try, did Burnley.Not once. But twice. Twice Ashley Barnes did his best Sergio Ramos impression, wrestling Sokratis to the Emirates turf. The first time ended with Barnes having the Gunners defender in a headlock. That was only after he had stood over his marker. But Sokratis was never going to be intimidated. Indeed, it was his reaction to Barnes’ antics that helped the Clarets striker escape a booking.Barnes only received a short word from ref Kevin Friend – no doubt helped out by Sokratis, as he put an own arm around his shoulder before asking, almost laughing as he did, “what dya think ya doin'”? The pair would be at it again later in the game, this time in the middle of the pitch. But just as before, they broke up without Friend brandishing a card.Then it was Matteo Guendouzi’s turn to be tested. But even this 19 year-old from France wasn’t to be cowed. Barnes – again – was the instigator, stamping a prostrate Guendouzi square on his chest. Again, there was no action shown by Friend. And for all the complaints about diving from Dyche in the aftermath, Guendouzi’s reaction was more Roy Keane than Neymar. Just as Sokratis had previously, Guendouzi’s response went some way to Barnes avoiding punishment. That Dyche complained about diving from the home team was baffling given the spot fires sparked around the pitch by his No10.But perhaps he was still coming down after copping it from Emery at the final whistle. A team reflects it’s manager. And this one – like so many on the pitch – is no shrinking violet.To be fair, this wasn’t Emery’s fight. And there really was no need for the Arsenal manager to get involved. But he’d had enough. Enough of Dyche’s bellowing. Enough of his complaining. Grabbing Dyche’s arm, he let him know what he thought of his antics. The pair squared up. It wasn’t Barnes versus Sokratis. But Emery wasn’t going to turn the other cheek.On paper, Arsenal should always be defeating Burnley at the Emirates. And the 3-1 scoreline stuck to script. But the manner of how these three points were achieved tells us everything about today’s Arsenal.They’re not a nasty team. Nor an overly physical one. But there’s a presence about them. There’s a bit of steel in there. From Soka and Seo to the kid from Lorient. You’re not going to intimidate this lot. There’s enough heavy duty in there to allow attacking players like Aubameyang the room to do their thing.Gary Neville, the former Manchester United captain, has branded past Arsenal teams, the ones of Arsene Wenger, as “soft”: “Technically they were as good as anything we’ve seen in England in my time. But there are all kinds of attributes that make up a football side and they didn’t like it when the contest became physical.”You always felt you had a chance against them because you could get about them, bully them.”And you fancy Dyche went into Saturday’s trip with the same sentiment.But this is a very different Arsenal from the team of the past decade. And the manager is certainly a polar opposite to what Dyche had grown used to finding upon Burnley’s visits to North London.As those around the Pemier League are fast realising. Emery’s Arsenal can outplay you. And outfight you. Whether it’s on the pitch. Or by the touchline. You can’t intimidate this lot. Just as “reality” snapped back at Dyche on Saturday.Dyche & Emery having a disagreement at FT. #twitterclarets#UTCpic.twitter.com/6Bi28yhv4p— TurfCast (@TurfCastPodcast) December 22, 2018 last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz posts emotional Man City tribute

first_imgReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz posts emotional Man City tributeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz has paid tribute to Manchester City players and staff after his deal was confirmed today.Within minutes of his €15.5m transfer being confirmed, Diaz released the following statement on social media:”I was just a child the day I arrived in England. I landed with my father, my mother and my three sisters. None of us in the family knew how to speak English, but football does not understand languages.”I close a chapter of my life and I say goodbye to Manchester City, a club where I grew up and where I stopped being a child to become a professional footballer.Thanks to all the coaches, from the Academy to the first team, for trusting and believing in me during all this time and for making me grow as a player and a person. Thanks to the whole body and medical services. Thanks to those people who work day after day for City to continue improving.”Thanks to my teammates and, of course, thanks to the fans who have accompanied us every game. I will never forget your voices chanting my name on the night we eliminated Fulham in the League Cup. “I wish you the best.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoTorino coach Mazzarri: Blame me for Lecce loss

first_imgTorino coach Mazzarri: Blame me for Lecce lossby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino coach Walter Mazzarri was left frustrated after defeat to Lecce.However, he insists he was to blame for the 2-1 loss.Mazzarri said, “I want to apologise to the fans, as they were exceptional despite this being our worst performance for a very long time.“We got almost everything wrong tonight. The internationals arrived late, but playing on Monday we even had an extra day compared to most others, so maybe I just got things wrong in training.“We had too many players who were sluggish and lost, they looked like the bad brothers of the players who beat Atalanta. I saw at least four who just weren’t themselves, so that must be my fault, as I was unable to motivate or focus them.“Aside from possession, which at 2 miles per hour is futile anyway, we got nothing right. We didn’t even put in decent crosses other than from corners.“We had to concentrate on what we’ve always done well and we didn’t. If you look at their first goal, it’s inexplicable. You cannot concede a goal like that.“Last season, we were constantly pinning opponents back and then at times incidents didn’t go our way, including VAR interpretations. Tonight, Lecce looked capable of scoring a third or fourth goal.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: A Charged Up Carmelo Anthony Screams DJ Khaled Quotes At His TV After Syracuse’s Dramatic Win

first_imgcarmelo anthony warms up during a game against the lakersLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Many didn’t believe Syracuse should even be included in this year’s NCAA Tournament. All the Orange have done since receiving that fateful bid is run through the bottom of the Midwest Region, knocking off a very game Gonzaga squad in last night’s Sweet 16 to set up a date with ACC rival Virginia for a chance at the Final Four.If SU somehow crashes the party as a 10-seed, expect to see plenty of the program’s alumni supporting the program. The most famous—2003 national champion Carmelo Anthony—was incredibly fired up after watching Tyler Lydon end Gonzaga’s night with his huge block. His wife, Lala, recorded him screaming DJ Khaled quotes at the TV.  Anthony wasn’t the only former Orange forward with a big reaction to the finish. Terrance Roberts, who played at SU from 2003-2007, had a more NSFW take on Lydon’s big play. LETS G !!!!!!!!! @Tyler_Lydon14 pic.twitter.com/QDqecgRG3S— Terrence Roberts (@TjR_16) March 26, 2016Combining Syracuse’s low seed, last year’s self-imposed tournament ban and Jim Boeheim’s suspension this season, and the continued assertion by some that this SU team is not deserving, expect Syracuse fans to bunker down even more, especially if the team knocks off Virginia on Sunday.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

YouTube testing new interface with larger buttons

first_imgSan Francisco: With larger and easier-to-interact buttons, Google-owned content sharing platform YouTube is testing a revamped user interface (UI) for the “Up Next” videos on Android. This new interface is more straightforward with larger touch targets. In the top-left corner is a numeric countdown that specifies how many seconds are remaining before the next video begins. The biggest enhancement are two large, side-by-side buttons to “Cancel” or “Play Now.” The latter is lighter in colour, while the former action can also be accomplished by an “X” in the top-right corner of the screen, 9To5Google reported on Sunday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year A larger preview thumbnail is included as part of the test interface, with title and uploader details next to it. Besides, the new cancel button is much easier to tap. So far, the test interface has only been spotted on YouTube app version 14.31.50. In a bid to curb the spread of hateful and racist comments on its platform, earlier in June, YouTube began experimenting with hiding video comments by default in India.last_img read more