Emotional Allen is ‘never going to forget’ reception from Bees fans

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAn emotional Martin Allen admitted he had to fight back tears after receiving a reception he will ‘never forget’ on his return to Griffin Park.Allen’s Eastleigh team were brushed aside 5-1 by a highly focused Brentford side but he said the result did not cast too big a shadow over a memorable afternoon.“It was very very special. I’ve got to say it’s got to go down as one of the highlights of my career,” said the former Bees boss, who was at the helm during two thrilling years.“I have kept in touch with a lot of Brentford supporters from the special times I had. You never really know what’s going to happen but it was magical, absolutely magical.“I had tears in my eyes but I didn’t cry. It’s hard to explain to other people the relationship I had with Brentford people and what happened in those two years. It was quite remarkable.”Allen continued: “I thought Brentford were excellent. They were too good for us and the better team won. I wasn’t kidding in the week when I said it was unlikely we were going to win.“Did the result spoil my day? Not in the slightest. I’ve been in the game 40 years and I’ve got to say that reception I got was right up there. I’m never going to forget that am I. Never.“The people here backed me, they looked after me, they supported me and for me to be able to see them like that today was just magical.”See also:West Ham back in for Bees striker Hogan   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Antimatter Or Anti-Consensus?

first_imgWhere’s the antimatter?  If the universe began in a big bang, there should be equal amounts of matter and antimatter.  Instead, there is only regular matter as far as our telescopes can see.  (If antimatter were present, the annihilation of antimatter and matter would give a characteristic gamma-ray signature.)  This is a big matter; the missing antimatter has been a conundrum for decades.  Now, a new study using the Spitzer Space Telescope, reported on Science Daily, confirms that far, far too little is present.    Observations of the Bullet Cluster “rule out any significant amounts of antimatter over scales of about 65 million light years, an estimate of the original separation of the two colliding clusters,” the article said of the largest-scale study ever done in an environment that is an “excellent test site” for the search.  All they saw was only three parts per million.    The article ends by claiming that if antimatter is discovered, it might tell scientists something about inflation and how long it lasted.  This new study, however, places tighter constraints on the possibility of such a discovery.Even if they did find antimatter, it would not tell them anything about inflation.  Remember the skeleton that Sean Carroll let out of the inflationary closet? (05/11/2006).  He said that inflation does not get rid of the fine-tuning problems it was invented to solve: “the conditions required to start inflation are less natural than those of the conventional Big Bang.”    It’s time for cosmologists to call off the search for missing dark matter, missing dark energy and missing antimatter, and to start searching for antimaterial explanations for the fine-tuned cosmos we have found.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Clipboard Syndicate raising money for OSU Dairy Judging Team expenses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Travelling and entry fees for the Ohio State University Collegiate Dairy Judging Team competitions are expensive. The students manage the dairy parlor at the Ohio State Fair and do other fundraisers to pay their own way, but as travel costs continue to rise, the long-term budget for the program is looking slimmer. Extension dairy program specialist and collegiate dairy coach Bonnie Ayars decided to address the issue.“The students are working to raise money for their trips but we need a reserve for the future. For the very first time of my tenure, I am coming forth with a fundraiser for the collegiate dairy judging teams,” she said. “COBA has generously donated a calf for us to use at the Spring Dairy Expo Buckeye Classic Sale managed by the kids.”Leading up to the March 30 sale, 100 shares for the calf will also be sold for $100 each to raise funds for the judging team. Donors will not own the calf, but will play a role in ensuring future opportunities for students on the Dairy Judging Team as a part of “The Clipboard Syndicate.” These shares will be sold to alumni and friends of the dairy judging program for the purpose of funding travel, contest entry fees, and other costs associated with the collegiate dairy judging team.Once all 100 shares have been acquired, the shareholders will auction the heifer as Lot 1 in the 2017 Ohio Buckeye Classic Sale with all proceeds supporting the future of the collegiate dairy judging team through the Ohio State Dairy Judging Program Fund. The Clipboard Syndicate will auction an early 507HO12788 Frazzled daughter born in December of 2016. Her Kingboy dam is a full sister to 7HO12787 King royal and her maternal line has been an exceptional cow family for the Buschur family in New Weston. She clocks in at +2631GTPI+744NM$+2069M+2.61T.“It will only be a formality to buy into the calf,” Ayars said. “Immediately following our formality, the calf will be sold to a breeder and we will also benefit from that income. We are so very thankful for this opportunity and also would like others to know of the generosity of COBA.”Syndicate members will be recognized at the Buckeye Classic Sale for their contributions. Forms and payment can be mailed to The Clipboard Syndicate, c/o Bonnie Ayars, 222D Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. For more information email ayars.5@osu.edu.Clipboard_Donation_Form_Mailinglast_img read more

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“Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2010

first_imgView near “Ile aux Nattes – LIghthouse” GC22PJZThe geocache “Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” (GC22PJZ) is hidden in Madagascar.The main island is the fourth largest island in the world.  But this micro cache is hidden on a micro island off the coast of the main island.The island, Ile aux Nattes, has a footprint and a population that are so small there’s no scheduled ferry service.The cache owner, Urban Campers, suggest you hire locals from the nearest island to row you across.  They do mention that you could also swim the 300 meters between the islands.Once you’re on dry land, the coordinates in your GPS device will direct you to a weathered lighthouse.The micro is located somewhere around the buildingAccording to the cache owners, the micro cache is located near an adjacent abandoned building.  Although the difficulty one, terrain two geocache was placed in December of 2009, only one person has logged the cache.Will you be the next to log, “Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse”?Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMumbles Lighthouse Island GC2A4TB GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 7, 2012May 7, 2012In “Community”GeoTour Azores (GT6F)November 13, 2018In “GeoTours”A Guide to Geocaching in ThailandDecember 10, 2015In “News”last_img read more

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Kerber positive after narrow semifinal loss to Halep

first_imgGermany’s Angelique Kerber rests on the court after winning a point against Romania’s Simona Halep during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — No shame. It’s the simple summary of Angelique Kerber’s bid for a second Australian Open women’s singles title.Kerber’s competitive qualities almost compensated for that sinking feeling after succumbing 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 to top-seeded Simona Halep in a gripping semifinal struggle.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The 2016 champion didn’t lose the match — she forced Halep to win it after a gritty comeback so nearly launched the German lefthander into another Saturday night final at Melbourne Park.And this comeback after being down a set and a break wasn’t manufactured against some ranking underling. It was a sustained counter-offensive against the No. 1-player seemingly in total control of the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My heart was on the court, that’s the most important thing for me,” Kerber said. “Of course, I’m a little bit sad, but I’ll go with a good feeling back home.”Even when Halep served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, Kerber refused to yield and then saved two match points on serve in the 10th game to level the heavy-hitting duel. “Looking back if someone told me I would win so many matches, win a title and get to the semifinals here, I will take all the positive things from the last few weeks and keep looking forward,” she said. “I can play big matches in front of big crowds and my heart is there and I’m enjoying every moment.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Such was Kerber’s zest to keep the match alive that she eventually saved 13 of 22 break points on serve. She took advantage of every one of her seven breakpoint opportunities, including three in the third set, to maintain the pressure. And she made 16 fewer unforced errors. But the crushing weight of serving second in the tense third set just to stay alive eventually took its toll.While Kerber rued the two squandered match points when serving for the match at 6-5, it seems she’s back on track after the 2017 form slump when she reached only one singles final and slid from No. 1 to a year-end No. 21 ranking.Of those match points, Kerber said: “She played good, I could do nothing. I tried my best in the moment and she won those points.”It was Kerber’s first loss after a string of 14 singles victories in Australia this month — four at the Hopman Cup in Perth, five to sweep to the title at the Sydney International and five in the impressive run to the last four in Melbourne.She was the last major winner still in contention in the women’s draw after she beat Maria Sharapova in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hyeon Chung’s profile on rise with Aussie Open breakthrough LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

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Without physiotherapist, India’s archers stretchwd to their limits in London

first_imgIn the absence of an accredited physiotherapist, India’s archers are feeling the heat in London. They are forced to do stretching and other exercises on the sidewalks outside Lord’s, the competition venue.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has cleared only three physiotherapists for the contingent of 81 athletes. Only the hockey and boxing squads have been given their own physiotherapists besides one for the rest of the players. The archery competition begins on July 27, even before the opening ceremony.The archers, who arrived at the Games Village on Monday, wanted Mittal Champions Trust (MCT) physiotherapist Patrick Kenny to be with the team. Kenny has not got accreditation from the IOA, which has said that Kenny will get daily passes for the Village, but that does not allow him access to the training and competition venues.The six-member archery team, thus, is left with no option but to do their stretching and cooling off on the sidewalks outside Lord’s. Manisha Malhotra, administrator with MCT, who reached London on Saturday, said the athletes supported by them had requested IOA to give Kenny an accreditation.”Almost 10 athletes – archers, wrestlers, shooters – had requested IOA to give him accreditation because he has been working with them. But he has not got any badge and has no access to the venue,” Manisha told Mail Today. “Kenny is working with them on the sidewalks. This is not the way to treat your medal prospects. In any case, what is the point of passes to the Village when he cannot enter the competition venue?”advertisementTwo-time Olympian Dola Banerjee, whose brother Rahul is in the team, said the team needs a physio. “With the sport gaining profile, a physio is required. There are no extra personnel with the archery team. What if there is some problem during the competition?” she told Mail Today.IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that they have tried their best to accommodate all the requests.”We have to follow the international norms. The number of support staff has to be half the number of athletes. There are six archers and we have cleared three coaches and one manager for the team.” There was no physiotherapist cleared for the grapplers as well. The Wrestling Federation of India has now written to IOA that they want Arvinder Pal Singh in London. The badminton team will be taking physio Kiran Challagundla at the federation’s cost.last_img read more

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June Mar Fajardo close to 6th PBA Best Player award

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva (34.9) and TNT’s Roger Pogoy (34.7) round out the top five.In the stats race for Rookie of the Year, Columbian’s top pick CJ Perez is leading the pack with 28.7 average statistical points while NorthPort’s Robert Bolick and Rain or Shine’s Javee Mocon tied in second with 23.6.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines–Very much at the peak of his powers, there just simply no slowing June Mar Fajardo down.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Fajardo, the reigning five-time PBA MVP, is on his way to yet another Best Player of the Conference award as he is head and shoulders above the rest in the statistical race.The 29-year-old Fajardo is currently averaging 42.2 statistical points with NorthPort due Sean Anthony (37.1) and Stanley Pringle (36.0) his closest rivals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFajardo, who already holds the record with the most number of BPC plums, is tipped to win his sixth consecutive BPC award.The San Miguel Beer center, however, still has far more important things to think about than another individual accolade with his Beermen set to face the TNT KaTropa in a do-or-die Game 3 on Wednesday night for a spot in the 2019 Philippine Cup semifinals. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Kemba Walker, Hornets keep playoff push going Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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‘Pogba would be better at City or Spurs’

first_imgPaul Pogba ‘Pogba would be better at City or Spurs than Man Utd’ – Ince Chris Burton 01:49 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League A former Red Devils star believes the £89 million midfielder is struggling to produce his best in England as he does not suit Jose Mourinho’s system Paul Pogba is not suited to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and would be “a better player” at Manchester City or Tottenham, says Paul Ince.Questions continue to be asked of an £89 million addition at Old Trafford and his contribution to the collective cause.There have been flashes of brilliance from the France international since returning to England in the summer of 2016, but they have been countered by all too frequent displays of inconsistency. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Pogba is now seeing his future called into question, following a recent benching, and Ince concedes that the 24-year-old is the wrong fit for a side which places more emphasis on defensive strength than free-flowing Premier League rivals.The former United midfielder told Paddy Power: “Pogba has been made a scapegoat for the way the team are performing, when he’s the one being played out of position. But he isn’t the only problem.“If you put the Frenchman into Manchester City’s team, or even Tottenham’s team, you’ll see a better player.“I don’t believe that the way Jose Mourinho has United playing is suited to him.“Alexis Sanchez looks as though he’s trying to do everything at once, there’s no connection between the players.“When you look at Spurs, there are players who work together so well, like [Harry] Kane, [Christian] Eriksen, [Mousa] Dembele and Son [Heung-min].“They link up together – but it all feels disjointed in the Manchester United attack. They don’t know how to play with each other.”Paul Pogba better at City or Spurs Paul InceInce added on the Pogba poser: “Let’s get one thing straight. Pogba is not a defensive midfield player. But at the minute, he doesn’t fit in the team and the balance isn’t right.“I’d go as far as to say that [Romelu] Lukaku, Sanchez and Pogba all on the same pitch just isn’t working out at the minute.”Gary Neville recently told Goal that Pogba cannot be considered to fill a “world-class” talent bracket at Old Trafford, and Ince has echoed those comments.He said: “David De Gea is the only world class player at Manchester United – Paul Pogba isn’t there yet. Him and Anthony Martial have the potential to be, but there’s still some way to go.“Fans of the club have an expectation of how they expect the team to play – and they just aren’t doing it at the minute.“If United carry on playing the way they are, and forcing Pogba to play as a defensive player, you’re going to get supporters turning against you.”last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd boss Mourinho tells Mendes: Get me Koulibaly

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho tells Mendes: Get me Koulibalyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get him Kalidou Koulibaly.RAI Sport says Mourinho has given Mendes the brief to broker a deal with Napoli for the defender.United’s board have already assured Mourinho they’re willing to pay over £100m next month to bring the Senegalese to England.And strengthening their hopes is Napoli’s failure to reach the Champions League round of 16.Mourinho is now counting on Mendes to strike terms with Napoli, where he enjoys a good relationship with president Aurelio de Laurentiis. last_img read more

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Iraqs removal of top military commander sparks controversy

first_imgBeirut: The Iraqi prime minister’s removal of a top military commander from his post triggered heated political protests and uncertainty over the weekend, at a time of soaring tensions between the country’s chief security partners in the region, Iran and the United States. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi removed Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi from his post as the commander of the country’s elite counterterrorism forces and transferred him to the Defense Ministry on Friday, without providing an explanation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe decision sparked speculation that some among Iraq’s Iran-backed politicians were uneasy with the commander’s growing popularity among Iraqis. The Arab state finds itself increasingly caught in the middle between the U.S. and Iran, as the two countries lead rival blocs vying for influence in a tumultuous region. The 56-year-old general, who in recent years led the fight against the Islamic State group working alongside the U.S.-led coalition, said he did not know the reason for the proposed transfer and would prefer to retire rather than be moved to the defense ministry. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”There is no job for me at the Defense Ministry … I prefer to retire,” al-Saadi said by telephone from Iraq. Al-Saadi told The Associated Press that Abdul-Mahdi informed him in a phone call that he had signed an order to move him to the Defense Ministry. Officials have not provided an explanation for the move. News of al-Saadi’s decommissioning led most news channels in Iraq over the weekend, and triggered a supportive hashtag from Iraqi fans. Many were angered by what they see as the sidelining of a prominent figure credited with successfully leading several major battles against the Islamic State group, including the nine-month battle to recapture the city of Mosul after which the group was declared defeated in 2017. Al-Saadi is known to be on good terms with the Americans who have been training and arming the counterterrorism force he commands.last_img read more

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