Allardyce: Lack of firepower is QPR’s main problem

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes QPRs lack of firepower is the main reason for their poor start to life back in the Premier League.Harry Redknapp’s side are bottom of the table and their 2-0 defeat against the Hammers on Sunday means they have lost all of their away matches so far this season, scoring only one goal in the process.“For Harry, like for us all, it’s about how threatening you are in terms of goal threat,” said Allardyce.“If you’re struggling to do that then the rest of the team comes under that much pressure it ultimately cracks. We’ve suffered that ourselves in the past.“What did they have? One attempt when Charlie Austin did brilliantly to get away from James Tomkins and a couple of shots.“When you haven’t got a real goalscorer in the team it makes such a difference. Our goal threat is greater whereas I think QPR are lacking a real goal threat at the moment and that makes life difficult.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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PM Holness to Tour Sections of Flood Ravaged Montego Bay

first_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness will on Thursday (November 23) lead a team of Government officials and technical personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA) on a tour of sections of Montego Bay, St. James Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness will on Thursday (November 23) lead a team of Government officials and technical personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA) on a tour of sections of Montego Bay, St. James.The area was severely impacted by flash flooding earlier today (November 22) which left several roads blocked for several hours.The NWA has advised that the main thoroughfare from Barnett to Adelphi remains impassible. A crew has been deployed to clear the road.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness is to receive a preliminary report from the NWA on the impact of the flooding.The country has been experiencing unprecedented levels of rainfall since March this year.The extraordinary weather event has overwhelmed the drainage systems resulting in flooding.Prime Minister Holness is urging residents not to cross flooded roadways and to remain safe during this period of unstable weather. Prime Minister Holness is urging residents not to cross flooded roadways and to remain safe during this period of unstable weather. The NWA has advised that the main thoroughfare from Barnett to Adelphi remains impassible. A crew has been deployed to clear the road.last_img read more

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Families react to final report of the TRC

first_imgAPTN National NewsFamilies make up the bulk of the evidence provided to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Their stories are painful, and in many cases, told for the first time.APTN’s Annette Francis talked to some of the families who were at the release of the final [email protected] @aptnafrancislast_img

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Gas company files injunction to remove Mikmaw from land

first_img[email protected]@angelharksen Angel MooreAPTN NewsAlton Gas has filed an injunction to remove water protectors camped at its work site since 2017.The company wants to store natural gas in underground caverns, which would mean releasing salty brine every day into the Sipekne’katik River.The protectors say this will permanently damage the river and are concerned environmental regulations will not be met. They also say it is a violation of the Fisheries Act to release a deleterious substance into the river where the fish will be harmed.Water protector Michell Paul says they are holding Alton Gas accountable.“The law itself was not followed, so how can you petition to the courts to pursue a law against us, when we’re just doing what we are supposed to be doing?” said Paul.The lawyer for Alton Gas, Robert Grant, was not available to comment at the hearing.In court, he said the company was following all regulations and procedures and the injunction was about trespassing.He said employees’ safety was threatened at the project site by protesters using profanity and being aggressive.As a result, he said Alton Gas had no choice but to file an injunction to ensure workers’ safety and access.The protectors say they are peaceful and have never threatened any of the workers.Historical significanceThey say they are protecting a river that is historically significant, has been traditionally fished and used as a transportation route for generations.Doreen Bernard is one of the grassroots grandmothers opposed to the project. She hopes regulations will be enforced to protect the environment.But in the meantime, she says they are following traditional law.“We are not trespassers on our own land. This is unceded Mi’kma’ki and we have to protect the waters,” she said.Treaty rights were also challenged by Grant. He said rights cannot be upheld by individuals.But the protector’s lawyer, James Klaassen, said treaty rights were being exercised on behalf of the community.“They are doing it on behalf of the collective and asked to do so by the collective,” said Klassen, “and so, in that sense, they do have a right and an ability and in this case a duty to do it.”The protectors are hopeful the court will consider treaty laws.“We look forward to the next court date and …asserting our treaty and title on the Sipekne’katik River,” said Paul.The judge’s decision is expected next week.last_img read more

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SEC Sets Record With 8 Teams in AP Poll

The Southeastern Conference got a record-breaking eight schools ranked in the Associated Press college football poll.The Top 25 list was turned upside down this week after seven ranked teams lost. Five of the teams lost to squads that were either lower ranked or not ranked at all. As a result, Michigan fell from the poll and Stanford dropped eight spots.The top four teams on the list didn’t change, with Alabama at No. 1, Oregon No. 2,  followed by Clemson and Ohio State.Stanford lost 27-20 at Utah and fell to No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team to lose to team not ranked this season. Michigan dropped from the list after falling to Penn State 43-40 in four overtimes.Auburn landed in at No. 24 in the rankings for the first time this season. The SEC team joined No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida to help set the record.The SEC had eight teams ranked back in a 2011 preseason poll, but never in a regular season poll. read more

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Mamata announces compensation for seriously injured in PMs rally

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the payment of Rs 1 lakh each to the three BJP workers who were injured in the collapse of a makeshift tent at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally and are receiving treatment at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital.The money will be paid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Banerjee, on her way to the convocation of IIT Kharagpur which is scheduled to be held on Friday, paid a surprise visit to the hospital where the three Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeseriously injured have been admitted. “Those who are injured at the Prime Minister’s rally are from lower-middle class families. The doctors have taken proper care and I announce the payment of Rs 1 lakh each to the three injured persons who are undergoing treatment,” Banerjee told reporters here. She had prayed for the quick recovery of the injured persons in a tweet. She also spoke to the doctors and asked them to treat the injured persons with top priority. As many as 90 people were injured, five of them seriously, in the incident. All the injured persons were treated and discharged except these three. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee went to the ward where the injured patients have been put up and spoke to them and their family members. She also had a word with the doctors and inquired about their health. She was accompanied by Surajit Kar Purkayastha, the state Security Advisor. It may be mentioned that the state government is conducting an investigation into the collapse of the tent. Senior police officers have spoken to the decorator’s firm that had put up the pandal. A team from the Home ministry had also visited the site and has spoken to senior police officers as well. State Forensic experts have visited the site and collected samples. No report on the cause of the collapse of the pandal has yet been submitted to the state government.last_img read more

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How to include goodness of peanut butter in diet

first_imgGo beyond just using peanut butter on a toast, and get innovative with it for healthier options, say experts. With increasing awareness about super foods and their health benefits, peanut butter has now made its way to most of the Indian households. It is rich in proteins, energy, carbohydrates and good fat. Nutritionist and weight management consultant Kavita Devgan said, “Peanut Butter is the most innovative ingredient to complement the benefits of peanut in our daily diet. For vegetarians, it can be added to pulses, baby spinach roasted peanut bowl, basil peanuts pesto or sesame peanut chikki. Peanut Butter also goes well with pork and prawn recipes and even pairs very well with tofu.”* Peanut Butter Museli Bar: Eat healthy and tasty muesli bars while on the go. To make delicious bars add muesli, sesame seeds, coconut, cinnamon powder and nuts in a pan and dry roast all. In another pan cook peanut butter, honey and dates for one minute. Pour the peanut butter mixture in the bowl with the dry ingredients and fold the ingredients together, freeze and serve.* Bengal PB Chop: Grace your snack time with easy to make peanut butter chops. Make round balls from a mixture of cooked green chili, ginger, beetroot, potato, carrot, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder. Stuff them with a mixture of peanut butter, raisins and nuts. Then make cutlets and deep fry with coating of suji and breadcrumb.* Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers: Give a delicious twist to chicken with peanut butter. Prepare a mixture of yoghurt, peanut butter, coriander leaves, garlic, salt and red chilli for marination. Place chicken alternatively in skewers and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a non-stick pan (medium flame) and grill skewers for three to four minutes from both sides or until cooked.* Thai Style Peanut and Vegetable Curry: In a blender jar, add garlic, onion, red chilli, turmeric powder, cumin powder and 50 ml water and grind it to form a thick paste, cook the paste for three to four minutes till dry. Add coconut milk, peanut butter, coriander, remaining water, salt and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Then add lemon juice, broccoli, mushroom, carrot and pineapple. Serve hot with boiled rice.* PB Smoothies: Smoothies are a perfect filling snack and quick on-the-go choice for both adults and children. Choose your favourite base – be it strawberry, banana or chocolate dessert topping. Add peanut butter, yoghurt, milk, honey, ice-cubes and blend it until smooth in a blender jar. Pour in a glass and serve chilled.last_img read more

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