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first_imgBrentford have had to reshuffle their defence after injuries to James Tarkowkski and Maxime Colin.Josh Clarke makes his first league start for the Bees at right-back while Yoann Barbet partners Harlee Dean in the centre.Jota (ankle), Josh McEachran (foot), Marcos Tebar (hamstring), Andreas Bjelland and Scott Hogan (both knee) are all still unavailable.Ryan Woods and Sergi Canos are among the substitutes, as is fellow signing Ryan Williams.Preston make three changes, with Sheffield Wednesday loanee Marnick Vermijl, Alan Browne and Eoin Doyle coming in.Former QPR loanee Will Keane is among the substitutes, while Preston’s Ealing-born former Wealdstone striker Jermaine Beckford is sidelined following knee surgery.Brentford: Button; Clarke, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga; Vibe, Kerschbaumer, Judge; Djuricin.Subs not used: Bonham, O’Connell, Canos, Woods, Udumaga, Tebar, Williams.Preston: Pickford; Vermijl, Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham; Browne, Kilkenny, Johnson; Doyle; May, Garner.Subs not used: Kirkland, Woods, Wright, Welsh, Brownhill, Humphrey, Keane.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe new plant, which will be located 85 kilometres north of the town of Brits and adjacent to Continental Cement’s limestone deposits, will be designed to initially produce 2 500 tons of pure ordinary portland cement per day, with the capacity to significantly increase production according to market demand. Growing SA, China links Lower costs, job creation “We have significant experience in the developed and highly competitive Asian markets, where we have built plants that have added substantial capacity to the Asian cement industry,” said Jidong chairman Zhang Zengguang. The investment “will significantly increase South Africa’s cement production capacity, while also contributing to economic activity and job creation in Limpopo,” Women Investment Portfolio Holdings’ (Wiphold’s) Gloria Serobe said in a statement last week. The deal represents a significant foreign direct investment into the local cement industry, with an inflow of over R800-million from China, 45% of which will be equity investment and the rest in the form of commercial debt. Skills, knowledge transfer Jidong will both build and operate the plant, which will be based on the best technology available. She added that the project had significant black economic empowerment (BEE) spinoffs through Continental Cement’s existing BEE shareholders and Wiphold’s broad base of BEE beneficiaries. South Africa’s Women Investment Portfolio Holdings and limestone miner Continental Cement have announced a joint venture with the China-Africa Development Fund and Jidong Development Group to build a R1.65-billion cement manufacturing plant in Limpopo province. Jidong, a leading developer of cement plants and the largest cement producer in Northern China, and the China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) are the majority shareholder in the joint venture, holding 51%. Wiphold holds 23.9% in the joint venture, with the remaining 25.1% stake held by Continental Cement. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The joint venture consortium expects to distribute most of the cement to the regional market in Gauteng, and believe they have a significant competitive advantage in that the cement plant will be closer to the province than any other cement plant, resulting in lower transport costs. “We are pleased that we will be able to transfer our knowledge, skills, best practices and efficiencies to South Africa.” “A large proportion of this labour contingent will be sourced from this community.” “The plant is in close proximity to the Raputi community which is dependent on the local farming community for employment. The plant will provide work for 600 people during the construction phase and 170 people during operation,” said Continental Cement CEO Anton Weavind. The venture follows an agreement between Wiphold and Jidong, signed in 2007, in terms of which Wiphold would import and distribute Jidong/Wiphold-branded cement into South Africa, Tanzania and Angola. 24 May 2010 “This deal underlines the growing links between South Africa and China, and an increasing appetite for South African and Chinese institutions to provide export credit and debt finance,” said CADFund CEO Chi Jianxin. “This creates increased opportunities for projects between our two nations.”last_img read more

first_imgJustin Timberlake shared pictures of his childhood in which he is seen playing a tiny banjo amongst a group of adults with their full-size instruments.The photos were uploaded Thursday and the “Mirrors” singer is recognizable with his trademark curls, and looks for words as he strums his instrument, while rocking in a pair of red and white spotted dungarees, reports usmagazine.com.The photos were uploaded ThursdayHis pictures show that he has been fine tuning his musical talents long before his first public appearance on “Star Search” at the age of 11.The former NSYNC star has his mother to thank for sporting his early musical talents.last_img read more

first_imgMonaco coach Henry to test Arsenal resolve for Koscielnyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Monaco coach Thierry Henry is ready to test Arsenal’s resolve for Laurent Koscielny.With his team in desperate stakes, Henry is going back to the Gunners for reinforcements.Nice-Matin says Henry is eager to tempt Koscielny back to France in January.The Arsenal captain has only just returned to action after suffering an Achilles injury last season – and Henry hopes to convince him about a career swansong at ASM.Koscielny, 33, is tied to Arsenal until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Many gathered at the Fort St. John Legion for Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday, to pay their respects to those that have served.A silent Remembrance Day parade marched from the Legion to City Hall and back again, in honour of those lost and to those that continue to serve in the line of duty. Following the parade, a brief ceremony was held at the Cenotaph with speeches made by dignitaries highlighting the importance of remembering those that served to ensure Canada’s freedom.This Remembrance Day was unique as it marked 100 years since Armistice was signed, officially ending World War One. A moment of silence was given to reflect on this milestone.After a ceremony at the Cenotaph, the service continued inside the Legion. It included speeches made by dignitaries, a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. and the laying of the wreaths. The service was followed by a coffee social.The Legion will be serving turkey dinner at 6:00 p.m. for $10.00 per person. All ages are welcome to attend.last_img read more

Noah West celebrates with Gavin Lyon following scoring a run during the two’s days in Little League for the Westerville Warhawks. Credit: Courtesy of Carrie WestComing from a small town and being counted on to play a varsity sport is not an easy task to ask of anyone. It can be a very challenging transition.But freshmen baseball players Noah West and Gavin Lyon have something that can help make that transition much easier — a friendship dating back to the days of Little League.And, as West noted, having his best friend by his side to begin his collegiate baseball career at Ohio State proved to be very advantageous for the pair.“Coming into here, I was pretty nervous; it was really nerve-wracking,” West said. “A whole new set of players who we were playing with, and we don’t know them that well. But coming here with Gavin is basically a comfort zone. He’s always had my back, and if something’s going on, I can always come talk to him. It was always just a lot easier coming here with him.”They first started playing with each other when they were on a travel team called the Westerville Warhawks. Their fathers had been good friends and both helped coach the team. From there, they would continue to grow up and play at every level together from Little League to the varsity at their school, Westerville Central High School.For their former high-school baseball coach, Jeff Keifer, it has been a remarkable thing to watch the two of them grow up together and now both play at the highest level of amateur baseball.“They went on spring trips together. They played on the same travel teams growing up and then eventually playing on practice teams and ultimately junior varsity and varsity for three years,” Keifer said. “And that in and of itself must be incredibly special — just to be able to do that. But the uniqueness of them both being able to go on and play at the next level at a place with the storied history of Ohio State, it was just great for both of them.”Both have made it to the level of college baseball, but each took different paths.West, the youngest of three brothers, has grown up in a baseball family and has always had the sport in the forefront of his mind. Coach Keifer, who coached both West’s older brothers in high school, had figured for a long time Noah was going to be able to move on to the next level.“He just had that special athleticism that makes the difference between just a really good high-school player and a college athlete,” Keifer said.OSU baseball coach Greg Beals thought West had the skills to live up to the high expectations that come with playing shortstop at OSU.“I thought Noah showed me that between his hands, his athleticism and especially his arm strength that he could stay at shortstop at the college level,” Beals said.Noah West (left) and Gavin Lyon (right) pose for a photo on a visit at an Ohio State football game. Credit: Courtesy of Carrie WestLyon was a multi-sport athlete in high school, serving as both a starting pitcher for the baseball team and as starting quarterback for the football team. There was a time when baseball was not necessarily the runaway first sport for Lyon.“I was kind of new to baseball,” Lyon admits. “I’ve always loved both, but baseball especially through high school became the one, that I knew was going to be the one that I wanted to pursue further.”But as he continued on his high school career, Lyon became more enamored with the game of baseball and his coach said that it had probably surpassed football as his favorite sport by the time he was a senior.Though he now only plays the one sport, Lyon still possesses that athleticism that made him such an exciting player to watch. Coach Beals believes it is really special when you see someone who can excel in two sports the way Lyon did at Westerville Central.“It speaks to his athleticism,” Beals said. “To be able to quarterback at a big high school like that and then also be the No. 1 pitcher on his high school team speaks a lot about his athleticism.”When it finally came time to commit to a school, West was the first to submit a pledge to coach Beals and the OSU program. And at that point, it quickly became an easier decision for Lyon to decide to join the OSU baseball team. The prospect of playing baseball together for four more years with his best friend seemed too good an offer to pass up.“Noah visited first and he committed, so I committed a little later, but there was always that thing where Noah was pushing me to commit,” Lyon said. “We had always been thinking about it, like how cool would that be, and it really was like a dream come true when it all came into place.”For West, it was just a dream, one that somehow became fact rather than fiction.“I just never thought it would be possible to play baseball with my best friend all the way through high school,” he said. read more

Former Juventus and Atalanata defender Mattia Caldara made his Milan debut in a 1-0 Europa League victory against Dudelange which he used to assure he “learns something new” every day.Caldara had been placed on the bench as he slowly got used to the new club, however, he had the full 90 minutes in the Europa League and had the following to say to Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia.“I knew this was a fundamental game for me and for the team, as we wanted to start the Europa League well.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It was a difficult match, because we couldn’t take it for granted and had everything to lose. It was crucial to keep the right attitude throughout and we emerged with the points.“It has been a real learning curve, as every training session I learn something new, such as where my teammates like to cross the ball and in my positioning.“I can’t wait to repay this glorious club for the faith it has shown in me.” read more

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery remained coy on the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Ramsey’s futureThe 27-year-old midfielder’s ongoing contractual situation at Arsenal has been well documented with Ramsey now into the final 12 months of his existing deal.Reports in the British media have suggested that Arsenal are willing to sell Ramsey in January rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer.Although Ramsey does have the option of signing a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in the New Year with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid reportedly interested.But Emery is choosing to keep his focus on Monday’s Premier League game with Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“For me, January is very far [away]. I’m thinking about Monday’s match first. I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win,” Emery told reporters on Arsenal.com.Asked if Ramsey could still stay, Emery replied: “It’s the same, my answer. My focus is on every match. The football, the future is tomorrow.“My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now.”The Spaniard confirmed, however, that Ramsey will remain a part of his plans as long as he keeps performing.last_img read more

first_imgLuka Modric vowed to improve his scoring form by shooting more often after his sensational strike to set up Real Madrid’s win over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.The Croatian skipper completed a golden 2018 with the first goal in a 4-1 win for Santiago Solari’s side, who won the tournament for the third year in a row.It was also his first goal in a final for Madrid and the Ballon d’Or winner suggested he might go for goal on a more regular basis after his unerring 25-yard finish.“Everyone tells me I have to shoot more, although I usually prefer to pass,” Modric said to FourFourTwo via Real Madrid TV. “I should shoot more, it’s true.“It is an unforgettable year for me, a perfect year, winning the Champions League, then Croatia had a spectacular World Cup and then all these prizes arrived, now another trophy with Madrid.“A dream year, really. I can’t ask more.”FIFA Club World Cup FinalAl Ain 0 – [1] Real Madrid Modric 14′ pic.twitter.com/ty46ZxoN2GJose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— PLGoals (@PLGoals2) December 22, 2018“I am very happy to get the [man-of-the-match] trophy – more for the goal and more for the final we just won,” he said.“Now is when you look back and see everything you have worked and fought to achieve this. It’s time to enjoy it with family, friends – they are the ones who can stand you when things are not going well.“Dreaming, I dreamed it, but I saw it was very far away. It was very difficult, obviously, it was a dream, but I was not expecting to reach the first team and win finals like this.“We have worked on everything to achieve this kind of thing. I almost never score goals, so the day that goes by I get a little bit excited, it’s time to enjoy it and be happy.”last_img read more