Fulham v Huddersfield line-ups: Whites reshuffle defence, Town man banned, Chelsea loanee starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham have reshuffled their defence as part of four chaanges from the side that lost at Aston Villa.Tomas Kalas has recovered from a hamstring injury and replaces Michael Madl, while Ryan Fredericks makes his first start of the season at right-back.There’s also a change at left-back, where Scott Malone returns at the expense of Ryan Sessegnon.Tom Cairney is also back in the line-up, with Scott Parker dropping to the bench.Huddersfield show three changes with midfielder Jonathan Hogg suspended.Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy replaces him, with Harry Bunn in for Rajiv van la Parra and Mark Hudson displacing Michael Hefele at centre-back.Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer is also included in the Huddersfield side.Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Sigurdsson, Kalas, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Cairney, Aluko, Piazon; Martin.Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Ream, Sessegnon, Parker, Ayite, Smith.Huddersfield: Ward; Smith, Hudson, Schindler, Lowe; Whitehead, Mooy; Kachunga, Palmer, Bunn; Wells.Subs: Murphy, Cranie, Holmes-Dennis, Hefele, Payne, Van La Parra, Paurevic.   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 One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! 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 Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

EWT making tracks in conservation

first_imgKelly Marnewick, the EWT’s carnivore conservation specialist, hopes to developa more effective conservation plan for the vulnerable cheetah.(Image: Wikimedia Commons) Marnewick tracks cheetah in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria.(Image: Mike Tippet) Marnewick with her dog Diesel, who is trained to sniff out cheetah droppings. MEDIA CONTACTS • Hayley Komen  EWT communications manager  +27 11 372 3600 RELATED ARTICLES • Cheetah guru wins Tyler Prize • Biggest nature park in the world • Kruger Park marks 110 years • West African lion linked to Asiatic cat • Raggies to help shark conservationEmily van RijswijckFrom fitting flappers to alert large birds to the dangers of power lines, to counting South Africa’s cheetah population in the Kruger Park through an ingenious tourist photographic competition, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is leaving its mark on nature conservation in the country.With 38 years of hands-on conservation experience in Southern Africa, the small NGO has projects on the go in all nine South African provinces as well as in Kenya, Botswana and Uganda. It is also currently collaborating on projects with countries such as Tanzania, Namibia and Sudan.After so many years the EWT’s main focus continues to be the initiation and maintenance of on-the-ground conservation research and activities.Among its success stories are greater conservation efforts for the African crane and South Africa’s many vulture species, as well as getting communities more involved in conservation efforts.Spotting the cheetahEWT specialists are deployed throughout Southern Africa to engage in applied fieldwork, research and communication with relevant parties. One such specialist is Kelly Marnewick, the EWT’s manager for carnivore conservation.Tracking South Africa’s most elusive big cat, the cheetah, is her passion. She is now busy with her doctorate which focuses on cheetah living outside protected areas, and plans to use her research to determine the status, range use and habitat selection of these animals.In the end, she hopes to come up with a better conservation plan for the magnificent cats, which are listed as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in future.“We really know almost nothing about these animals. There is limited data available on cheetah.”Marnewick has been tracking cheetah with her sniffer dog Diesel for many years now and with her contagious enthusiasm for wildlife, has been instrumental in changing the attitudes of farmers in the areas where she works. Some farmers view wild animals such as the cheetah as vermin, and will readily destroy them either in retaliation for livestock theft, or in anticipation of the killing of livestock.Free-roaming catsCheetah are elusive creatures, roaming over large tracts of land in order to avoid confrontation with their arch enemies, lion and hyena – in protected reserves these two predators are responsible for most cheetah deaths.Marnewick tracked a cheetah over a remarkable range of 1 500 square kilometres.“Cheetah do not recognise international boundaries and this means that our conservation planning also needs to break down boundaries,” she said.A long-term goal for the EWT is to increase the number of free-roaming cheetah in South Africa.The idea is to connect smaller South African reserves, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the Waterberg area of Limpopo, with those in Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as the Maputo Elephant Reserve where free-roaming cheetah populations occur in stable numbers. The Limpopo cheetah population is already connected with Botswana and Zimbabwe.These areas have several small reserves with cheetah reintroduced, and the long term plan is to develop mechanisms where the animals can move freely between these reserves and negate the need for intensive management of their populations, said Marnewick.Cheetah thriving in KrugerThe Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is home to the country’s only unmanaged, viable cheetah population. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African lowveld, this world-famous reserve of nearly two-million hectares is one of the country’s top tourist destinations and home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.Every five years the EWT holds a cheetah tourist photographic survey to establish population numbers in the park. The results of the last survey, conducted in 2008/2009, revealed that the park has an estimated 400 of these mammals.This is a healthy number for cheetah, confirmed Marnewick, “but we are not going to sit back and relax.”Fulltime cheetah project Complimenting Marnewick’s research, the EWT recently appointed Vincent van der Merwe as a fulltime project coordinator to focus exclusively on cheetah in small fenced protected areas. In South Africa, cheetah have been reintroduced into 37 reserves and a population of approximately 280 cats now occurs in fragmented subpopulations.“The need to manage these fragmented populations as a meta-population was identified as a key conservation issue at a habitat viability assessment workshop for cheetahs in South Africa,” said Marnewick.In addition, Van der Merwe will also build up a national DNA database for the species over time.Marnewick warned that the reintroduction of cheetah into small fenced areas in the long run is not a good option for the survival of the species, because it leads to gene pool deterioration.The best option is to come up with creative conservation efforts. Both cheetah and wild dogs have the ability to survive and breed in human-dominated landscapes under the right circumstances.Threats to survivalWhether captive or free-roaming, the cheetah faces many challenges. About 80 animals are killed each year through incidents such as road deaths, snares, hunting and habitat destruction.Intelligent animals, these cats also make fantastic pets, said Marnewick. As a result, the legal and illegal trade in live animals is making a huge dent in populations.To address the trade threats to leopard and cheetah, the EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, in conjunction with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi), is implementing a project to assess the scale and impact of consumptive utilisation of leopard and cheetah, and their body parts.Marnewick says the EWT will continue to work closely with all concerned parties including the government, NGOs and other industry members.“We want to ensure that trade in these two species is managed in a sustainable way and that the populations of these key species in South Africa thrive.”And then there is the conflict with landowners. The largest part of South Africa’s cheetah population occurs outside protected areas on privately owned cattle and wildlife ranches. Marnewick has found over the years that the only way to change perceptions among farmers about cheetah is to support the information with “hard facts”.But she has also found that in general there is more tolerance to carnivores on farmlands than before.International collaborationThe EWT also has the weight of major international conservation agencies behind its efforts.In 2006 the IUCN’s Cat and Canid Specialist Groups, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London, initiated a rangewide conservation planning process for wild dogs and cheetah.Conservation groups put wild dogs and cheetah together because they have similar needs and face similar threats.Three regions were defined to assist in this process: East Africa, Southern Africa and North and West Africa. The EWT is the country partner for the Southern African region.“This means that our work, as defined in the South African national action plan, is supported through this regional project,” said Marnewick. “It holds a lot of respect due to the affiliation with the IUCN and the experienced, respected people who head up the process.”EWT fundraising and marketing manager Vanessa Bezuidenhout added: “I think it is time that we in South Africa realise what we have and what we stand to lose.”last_img read more

Resources from Investing for Your Future 2: Mutual Funds & Tax-Deferred Investments

first_imgThis post was originally published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 15, 2013. Dr. Barbara O’Neill shared a number of resources during Thursday’s Investing for Your Future 2: Mutual Funds & Tax-Deferred Investments webinar. To view a recording of this presentation, visit the event page. This presentation is part 2 in a two-part series. Resources were shared from part 1 here. If you have resources you use, please share them in the comments.Resources:Investing for your future, Rutgers About investments Managing risk Diversification:Beginners’ Guide to Asset Allocation, Diversification, and RebalancingThe Importance Of DiversificationDollar-Cost Averaging Advantages and disadvantages of mutual fundsWhat is a mutual fund? VIDEOHow mutual funds work VIDEOOpen and closed mutual fundsLoad vs. no load funds Back-end load fundsMutual fund expensesManaged funds vs. index fundsThe joy of index fundsInternet sites that provide current valuesYahoo FinanceMorningstarMarketWatchMutual fund companies’ Internet sitesT. Rowe PriceVanguardMutual fund prospectus An Introduction to Mutual FundsConsiderations about mutual fundsMutual fund record-keepingInvestment Education CenterMutual Funds Resource CenterInvestment Company InstituteFinish Rich (Author David Bach)ETF ResourcesSecurities and Exchange Commission InvestopediaeXtensionInvesting for Dummies book Investment Company InstituteWays to buy investmentsThe 4 Ways To Buy And Sell SecuritiesHow to Buy Stock Without a BrokerInvestment clubsJoining an Investment ClubBetterInvestingHow to find a financial advisorFinancial Planning Association (FPA) National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. FINRA Broker CheckCost of financial advice Taxable vs. tax-deferred investments calculator Salary reduction plans Annuitieshttp://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/investing.shtmlhttp://www.sec.gov/answers/annuity.htmhttp://www.moneychimp.com/calculator/annuity_calculator.htmImmediate annuities last_img read more

Audiocast with Dr. Ken Wilund and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski

first_imgDr. Ken WilundDr. Ken WilundTune in Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 am ET for a fascinating free webinar, Nutrition, Exercise and Renal Disease.  Listen to this short audiocast for a preview of what this webinar has to offer.  To register, visit the event page.Dietitians earn 1.0 CPEU.Wilund podcastAudio Player/files/2016/06/Wilund-podcast.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.If you can’t attend the live webinar you can listen to the recording, which will be posted on the event page.  You can still earn CPEU by listing to the recording and completing the evaluation.This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Jitan Ram Manjhi says party will go it alone in 2020 election

first_imgFormer Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) president Jitan Ram Manjhi said here on Friday that the party would contest the next Assembly election on its own. Mr. Manjhi alleged that the NDA and the grand alliance had let down his party during the previous elections. The next Assembly election in Bihar is due in November 2020.“Both the NDA and the grand alliance had cheated us in elections… so my party men have suggested that we contest the next Assembly polls in the State on our own,” Mr. Manjhi told presspersons soon after launching the party’s membership drive in Patna. “Whatever seats we win would be our own and on our strength,” he said. Out of the State’s 40 Lok Sabha seats, Mr. Manjhi’s party contested three — as a member of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) — and drawn a blank. “My party was given three seats in last parliamentary elections but only I, from Gaya (reserved) seat, was contesting as our party candidate as the other two seats had Congress and RJD candidates,” Mr. Manjhi said. “This decision had angered my party leaders and workers.” “Now, they [party leaders and workers] have suggested to contest the Assembly poll in 2020 on our own strength.”“Mr. Manjhi had not said that his party would come out of Mahagathbandhan… he has only said that his party would contest the next Assembly poll on its own,” an RJD leader said, declining to be identified.However, a leader of the ruling JD(U) took a dig at Mr. Manjhi’s statement. “RJD-led Mahagathbandhan is a sinking ship and it’s natural that its constituent parties would like to abandon this ship in next Assembly poll,” the leader asserted, speaking on condition of anonymity.last_img read more

Spotlight on Parks, NCAA stars as rookie hopefuls get tested

first_imgThe lesser known names aced test after test during Wednesday’s PBA Draft combine, but the spotlight was mostly on the three rookies expected to crowd the early picks: many-time Gilas Pilipinas member Ray Parks Jr., Lyceum star CJ Perez and San Beda standout Robert Bolick.Bong Ramos, whose Blackwater picks second in the Draft on Sunday and will have a shot at picking one of the three players, was all praises for Parks, but he isn’t taking his eyes off the two NCAA products either.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Suzuki Cup experience will make Azkals better’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Among those who topped the anthropometry tests were John Ragasa of Victoria Sports, who topped the shuttle run in 21.97 seconds and Joe Trinidad of FEU who ran the 3/4 court sprint in 3.25 seconds.Faundo logged the highest vertical leap with 33.29 inches, while Ateneo forward Dan Wong logged a jump height of 39.19 inches.Mapua guard CJ Isit recorded the fastest time in lane agility (11.2 seconds) and had an 84-percent result in the reaction test.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “He’s a veteran,” said the Blackwater coach. “He has been playing as a professional. He’s had multiple stints (in different leagues) prior to Alab, too.”Parks had long deferred his entry to the PBA, putting him in a class that includes Bolick and Perez, who have dueled for the NCAA crown for the last two years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“Robert has been a proven winner. He’s helped San Beda win multiple championships,” said Ramos. “CJ is very versatile as well.”Those outside of the top three picks, meanwhile, will look to fill an immediate need in their rosters. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “We’re looking for a really stable, reliable, legitimate point guard,” noted Louie Alas, whose Phoenix squad will pick twice in the first round (4th and 12th).Columbian will pick first during the Draft, which has in its pool the likes of Javee Mocon of San Beda, JP Calvo and Bong Quinto of Letran, Michael Calisaan of San Sebastian, Rob Manalang of Adamson, Adrian Wong of Ateneo,  Abu Tratter of La Salle, Paul Desiderio of UP, Jayjay Alejandro and Matt Salem of NU, Ron Dennison of FEU, and Jeepy Faundo of UST.Trevis Jackson, a Filipino-American out of Sacramento State, is looking to join the fray.NorthPort will make the third selection in event slated at Robinsons Manila. Meralco rounds out the top five.“I’m excited to see where I’m going, excited to see which teams want me and excited to play at this level,” said Parks, who has logged tours of duty with the national team, in the NBA D-League, and in the Asean Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sergio Agüero’s contentious penalty takes Manchester City past West Ham

first_img (s 46′) Match stats West Ham United 17 De Bruyne For West Ham it was a costly save. Silva, a 58th-minute replacement for Leroy Sané, had been on the pitch only a minute when he tried to get past Anderson in the penalty area. Declan Rice, who was being watched by the England manager, Gareth Southgate, was also tracking the City player and it was a questionable decision from the referee, Stuart Attwell.Silva appeared to stumble rather than actually being fouled, and the sight of him punching the air at the award of the penalty will not have lessened West Ham’s feelings of injustice. Agüero put the penalty to the left of Lukasz Fabianski and, after that, West Ham were indebted to their goalkeeper, particularly for a one-handed save from Sterling that prevented it becoming the kind of scoreline to which City are accustomed at their own ground. 9 Carroll match reports Read more (s 57′) Possession 14 Obiang Thank you for your feedback. WHU25MNC75% Lineups Share on Twitter Bernardo Silva goes down under the challenge of Felipe Anderson. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images 14 Man City Off target 1 West Ham 5 Man City On target 1 West Ham Not that City had it all their own way. Guardiola’s body language was telling at times, staring out anxiously from the dugout or moving to the edge of the pitch, arms folded or hands shoved into his pockets. He claimed afterwards he was “delighted” that his team had played “so good.” During the game, however, he looked dissatisfied and at times the crowd sounded it, too, particularly when Riyad Mahrez was straying offside or misplacing passes. This was Mahrez’s first start in a league match since 30 December and, though Sterling and Silva were entitled to a rest, it was not a good night for the club’s record signing, looking conspicuously low on confidence and substituted early in the second half.The same could be said for Samir Nasri, who was barely involved for West Ham on the night he returned to face his former club. Pellegrini replaced him with Lanzini at the break and, five minutes after the restart, the substitute set up Andy Carroll for West Ham’s first chance of the night. It was a splendid chance, too – by far the clearest opportunity until that stage. Carroll was at full stretch when he connected with Lanzini’s cross but Ederson’s flying save spared City from going behind. 13 Adrian 22 Mendy 5 Zabaleta 24 Fredericks Sadio Mané and Virgil van Dijk lead rampant Liverpool past Watford 25 75 Topics 30 Antonio 17 Hernandez Goal attempts West Ham Read more 21 Ogbonna 20 Bernardo Silva 3 Danilo Substitutes 21 Silva 49 Muric Manchester City (86 points)24 Apr Man Utd (a)28 Apr Burnley (a)4 May Leicester (h)12 May Brighton (a) Share via Email Manchester United roll on as Romelu Lukaku seizes chance at Crystal Palace 10 Aguero (s 55′) Substitutes 45 Diangana 16 Noble Fouls 2 Walker 7 Sterling Man City Corners (s 85′) 13 2 Share on Pinterest 23 Diop Pinterest Premier League Hide Facebook Quick guide Premier League title race: the remaining fixtures WHU MNC Was this helpful? 53 Johnson 2 6 26 Mahrez Share on LinkedIn 18 Nasri 8 Felipe Anderson Share on WhatsApp Twitter At this stage of the season, however, they will not mind too much that their latest victory was a more prosaic affair featuring a penalty decision that must have hurt their opponents. On the balance of play, there could be no doubt City were the superior team, particularly when Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling added some much-needed impetus during the second half. All the same their former manager, Manuel Pellegrini, could conceivably have seen his current team emerge with a battling draw but for the contentious moment just before the hour mark when Silva went down under Felipe Anderson’s largely innocuous challenge and Sergio Agüero was handed the chance to continue his scoring run.That was Agüero’s 25th goal of the season and, more importantly, it ensured City kept up the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table. Yet it was a struggle at times for the reigning champions, epitomised by Guardiola replacing his leading scorer towards the end with a midfielder, Phil Foden, and the unusual sight of Kevin De Bruyne trying to waste a few seconds in stoppage time by running the ball towards the corner flag. (s 63′) 10 Lanzini 1 Fabianski 11 Snodgrass Liverpool (85 points)21 Apr Cardiff (a) 26 Apr Huddersfield (h)5 May Newcastle (a) 12 May Wolves (h) Show (s 76′) Manchester City 30 Otamendi 19 Sane As Pellegrini said afterwards of the penalty: “To be generous, it was a little soft. But that would be too generous. In the other box [the West Ham substitute] Manuel Lanzini had the same play but did not throw himself to the floor. If we lost this game from another action, we could accept it but it was not a penalty.”A single-goal victory, settled by a moment of controversy, was certainly not what many City fans might have anticipated when, to put it into context, Guardiola had won all six of his previous encounters against these opponents, with an aggregate score of 22-3. On that basis West Ham ought to be reasonably encouraged, particularly as Marko Arnautovic was absent with a virus and Ben Johnson was making his first Premier League start. As the cousin of Ledley King and nephew of Paul Parker, Johnson, a 19-year-old full-back, comes from a family that clearly places great importance on the art of defence, and that was probably just as well given the amount of time West Ham had to spend in retreat. 31 Ederson 8 Gundogan 47 Foden 35 Zinchenko Share on Facebook 41 Rice 4 Kompany 34 Sandler As a measure of what an unexpectedly difficult night this was for Manchester City, it was the first game all season they have failed to score two goals or more in the league at their own ground. No other side has managed that kind of record over a 15-game period in the top division since Tottenham in 1965 and, in the case of Pep Guardiola’s team, their previous assignment here was a 6-0 rampage against Chelsea. Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Glastonbury Stars Donate Shoes To Celebrity Charity Auction

first_imgThe Small Steps Project may have been the smallest charity at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, but they still managed to get shoes from Rita Ora, Professor Green, Kate Nash, Kenny Rogers, B. Traits and Seasick Steve for their annual celebrity shoe auction.There are still more shoes to come from Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Example, Iggy Azalea and Jake Bugg! They also have shoes in from Wimbledon players such as Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and Laura Robson. Superstar celebrities Elton John and Madonna are also donating their famous footwear!The Small Steps Project’s mission is to deliver shoes, aid and medical care to children surviving on rubbish dumps all over the world. Glastonbury are donating over 2000 pairs of shoes recycled from the festival and driving them in convey for their next distribution in Romania this summer, along with the children’s wellies that were collected in The Kidz Field.To find out more about the Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction, click here.last_img read more