first_imgQPR’s Massimo Luongo hit the woodwork twice in the first half of the derby at Griffin Park.Luongo headed Matt Phillips’ left-wing cross against the upright and went close again when his right-footed shot from the near the left-hand edge of the penalty area beat keeper David Button and struck the par post.Earlier, Tjaronn Chery had had a decent chance for the visitors and John Swift went close for Brentford.Chery sneaked behind Bees defender Harlee Dean to collect Daniel Tozser’s pass but the Dutchman’s attempted chip was well off target.On-loan Chelsea youngster Swift then tested Rob Green with a curling effort the Rangers keeper was able to gather.Brentford: Button; Yennaris; Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga, Woods, Swift, Judge; Djuricin.Subs: Bonham, Hofmann, Kerschbaumer, Vibe, O’Connell, Gogia, Canos.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Austin, Doughty, Faurlin, Hoilett, Perch, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgTeam’s … SAN FRANCISCO — Four out of five preseason games, the Warriors played a team built to exploit their weaknesses.It took the third of four tries for these preseason Warriors to best the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers team they beat was just without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green and Rajon Rondo.Without the top-end tandem designed to down them, the Warriors sprinted out a 124-103 win on Friday at Chase Center to finish the preseason 2-3. Here are some takeaways.last_img read more


first_img6 April 2009Volunteers will be the first and last point of contact for visitors to South Africa during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan told over 1 000 volunteers at their first training session in Tshwane/Pretoria on Sunday.“You will all play such a critical part in delivering this event,” Jordaan told the group at the Tshwane Events Centre. “When, as a fan, you come to an event such as the World Cup or the Confederations Cup, the first point of contact is with the volunteers at the airport.“When the tournament is over, the last person they see is also a volunteer. The volunteers are what shape your attitude and experience of the country – it is you who will do this”.Sindisiwe Ngcongwane, a financial systems lecturer who will be assisting in the protocol department when the Confederations Cup kicks off on 14 June, said Jordaan’s speech was “moving … You think you are doing so little, but Jordaan made me see the bigger picture.“I want to be part of making a difference to our country and improving it,” Ngcongwane said. “Change starts with one person, and this is why I volunteered.”David Stables, a civil engineer from Centurion, said Jordaan’s speech was “so good for the volunteers. You could see from their reaction that everyone enjoyed his presence.“I have been passionate about football since I was a little kid, so this is really a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Stables said. “It proves that you don’t have to be a footballer to be involved in this tournament.”For Mandla Msimanga, financial manager for the Embassy of Ireland, said: “Sometimes you need to pay back and provide your services for free. I am very excited for the tournament, and we must make things work; it is time to take responsibility.”SAinfo reporter and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising CommitteeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For those in previous generations, getting a handle on understanding the purchasing behaviors of the Millennial Generation can be somewhat vexing. At no point in recent generations has there been a more stark generational difference. This is largely due to changes in technology, a tough job market when entering the workforce and an increasingly global culture of inclusion and acceptance.“Millennials believe in fairness, inclusivity, access, and discovery. I define ‘Millennial’ based on mindset. You can look at a millennial by birth based on birth year — born in the late 70s to the late 90s — or you can look at it based upon behavior,” said Jeff Fromm, president of Future Cast and co-author of multiple books about marketing to Millennials. “You can find Millennials in their 50s who share those values, use mobile technology and are consumers of content. They are just as likely to pay for that coffee at Starbucks with their mobile phone as a Millennial-aged consumer is today.”While these generational differences may be of little consequence to some in the big scheme of things, people trying to directly market products are finding out how important these differences can be. The purchasing power of the Millennial Generation has quickly become noteworthy to savvy marketers. This has significant agricultural implications.“Millennials have a big interest in food, food culture and where their food comes from. They want access to information and that creates a lot of opportunities for smaller brands that are a lot of times more agile and nimble to create innovative products, provide more access to the sourcing of their products and get a small premium for those unique products,” Fromm said. “It’s a new day where small brands can compete more effectively than the big brands. Brands that get it right create huge sales volume potential around appealing to what Millennials value.”This trend can have tremendous implications for agriculture, particularly for small direct marketers who can sell products that provide the stories, information and experience millennial shoppers are seeking.”While these factors matter more to Millennials than previous generations, price is still important.“Price is hugely important, but Millennials are the ultimate day traders. They will pay a small premium for brands they love and then they will trade down to private label when they don’t see the value. Brands that do it right are able to get that small premium for their products,” he said. “Price is important, but there are ways to compete for Millennial affinity and earn it by using content, technology and other factors that would cause them to love your brand.”One way to appeal to Millennials is to provide an experience that they value.“Experience can mean access to being able to visit my favorite farm where I get my favorite products or it can mean inspired content from small brands that understand the best way to use their products,” Fromm said. “Experience is a way to create affinity and it is certainly important for the Millennial culture that has a desire to discover and learn and is collecting experiential currency along the way.”To find more from Fromm, visit Millenialmarketing.com.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The second week of Feeding Farmers 2016, sponsored by AgriGold, took the Ohio Ag Net crew near the Indiana-Ohio state line to Green Oak Farms in Preble County. A notable turnout joined the team for lunch on the grain and livestock farm.Gary Long runs the grain side of the large operation. He talked with Dale Minyo about their planting season this year and the operation overall. Gary Long being interviewed by Dale Minyo Gale Long of Green Oak Farms boasts an impressive classic tractor collectionlast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodThe Ohio Beef Expo is a time when beef breeders come together to talk the latest in genetics and issues hitting the cattle industry.Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires pointed out an increasing change in where beef breeding materials are heading, showing a slight shift in Ohio’s cattle production mindset.“We have a huge new competitor in our beef market for the semen quantity, and that’s the dairy cows,” said Smith. “A significant number of dairy cows are being bred to beef semen and they’re using sexed semen to make their female replacements and the rest are getting bred to beef.”Hard dairy prices as of late have caused the dairy producers to be more precise in their herd continuation, including setting the lower milking cows to a new career path. Smith said this has proven to be financially appealing for some farmers.“They’re getting a premium at some level on those beef cross calves compared to a purebred Holstein cow,” he said. “There are some feeders that have figured out that this is a good place to be and it’s still an evolving market trying to find what are the best and right genetics. At this point, it seems to be very feeder specific, but they’re working on it and there are a group of feeders in this area that are concentrating on that.”With this new influx on the market, how has it hit beef semen supplies?“It can be significant because as we continue to fine tune what type of beef bulls they’re looking for, then those bulls are becoming a very tight supply. The dairymen’s first interest is making sure he has a pregnancy, so when we identify the most fertile bulls, those are the first ones they’re interested in, and then some of the other qualities with ribeye area size and so on. It is significantly affecting our availability on some beef sires,” Smith said.The 2019 Ohio Beef Expo runs through Sunday, March 17.last_img read more


first_imgIn a suspected inter-caste violence case in which two Dalit kids were burnt alive, the state administration arrested four accused out of 11 and suspended four police officials who were in charge of the situation in the Sunped village of Faridabad district.On Tuesday morning a few people of one community allegedly set fire to the home of a Dalit family killing Vaibhav (2) and Divya (nine-months-old) and causing serious burn injuries to their mother Rekha.According to the information received from a state government spokesperson — Balwant, Dharam Singh, Kartar and Guddu have been detained out of the 11 accused. All these four detained accused belong to the influential Balu Rajput camp in Sunped village in Faridabad district. The police also suspended four policemen who were amongst the seven police personnel who were deployed with the victims’ family for security. The four policemen included police officers of different ranks. Inspector Anil Kumar, OC of  Sadar Ballagbarh police station was suspended for dereliction of duties. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportConstables Bali Mohammed, Vikas and Sandeep have been placed under suspension for showing laxity as they failed to protect the victims as they were deployed for the security of the victims’ family. Till now, nineteen persons have been booked for the triple murder in 2014 of the three members of Jitender’s family. Sources also reveal that Balwant’s relatives could be the other accused responsible for the incident as Jitender (father of the two kids) and Balwant have been having clashes between them since October 2014. It also came to light that this bitter rivalry between the Rajput Balu family and the Dalit Lajli camp have been on since three decades.last_img read more