Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon line-ups: Spurs star returns at Wembley

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesVictor Wanyama returns to the Tottenham starting line-up for the FA Cup third-round game at Wembley.Wanyama, fit again after a knee problem, starts a match for the first time since August.Harry Kane also starts, alongside Fernando Llorente up front. Erik Lamela is named in the side too.Youngster Kyle Walker-Peters also gets a chance to impress.Tottenham: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Lamela, Kane, Llorente.Subs: Lloris, Son, N’Koudou, Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Davies.AFC Wimbledon: Long, Fuller, Meades, Oshilaja, Francomb, Abdou, Trotter, Barcham, Soares, Charles, Taylor.Subs: McDonnell, Nightingale, McDonald, Forrester, Kaja, Kennedy, Hartigan.last_img

Jean Barton: 22nd annual Jim Owens Memorial Ranch Rodeo

first_imgThe 22nd annual Jim Owens Memorial Ranch Rodeo concluded last weekend with a repeating Top Team from Chiloquin, OR. TNT Cattle Co. with Jimmy Gallagher, Billy Ward and Jason Duby receiving the buckles.Top Hand Billy Ward received a trophy handmade saddle made by Judd Miller, and donated by Elanco, Animal Health International of Red Bluff, Judd Miller Saddlery and the JP Ranch Rodeo Committee. It was a beautiful hand carved saddle; too nice to use for work.The stirrups for 2nd place to Spring …last_img

Bee fence keeps elephants out

first_imgThe beehive fence is simple and effective.(Image: Save the Elephants) Members of the construction team besidethe beehive fence.(Image: Save the Elephants) The largest land mammal is capable ofcausing tremendous damage to crops.(Image: Lucy King)Janine ErasmusA tiny creature is proving effective in chasing away earth’s biggest mammal – fences strung with beehives in Kenya form a barrier that African elephants are scared to cross, keeping them out of croplands.The Save the Elephants organisation and zoologists from Oxford University have innovatively used a naturally-occurring phenomenon to protect fields once trampled by tuskers.Oxford University researchers found in 2007 that elephants were frightened by the loud buzzing of African honeybees en masse, and that beehives – whether real or recorded – placed at strategic points could actually prevent the huge beasts from raiding fields in search of a snack.A recording of an agitated hive caused all but one of 17 elephant groups tested to disappear in approximately a minute, eight of them within seconds.This trial followed an earlier discovery by the same scientists, who in 2002 found that elephants will not approach acacia trees that contain African honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) hives.The hive fence also solves the possible problem of elephant complacency. It is all very well to scare elephants away with bee recordings, but the highly intelligent animals would soon realise that there were no accompanying stings, and would get progressively more daring.And as virtually no farmers could afford to buy sound equipment or even have electricity to power it, the beehive fence is a more realistic solution.Growing problemThe clash of man and elephant (Loxodonta africana) is a growing problem, with humans encroaching on wildlife habitats as more land is cleared for agriculture, and elephant populations increasing in some parts of Africa.Farmers suffer devastating losses of maize, beans, potatoes, squash and other crops to marauding elephants, and they retaliate with shooting, poisoning and spearing. The tragic result, too often, is death on both sides.Reports of raiding leviathans are received on an almost daily basis. In the latest incident earlier in June 2009, more than 5 000 Mozambican families were forced to abandon their homes after elephants on the hunt for cereal crops attacked their villages. In this case the result was not death, but absenteeism, as frightened children refused to go to school.Humane deterrentThe Save the Elephants non-profit organisation is now following the lead of the Elephant Pepper Development Trust, which uses chilli peppers to humanely keep elephants out of farmers’ lands.Chillis contain the fiery chemical capsaicin, which is unpleasant to eat. Sown amongst other crops, they keep elephants away. Chilli crops eventually end up in a range of award-winning sauces and spices, which in turn help to fund the organisation and give African farmers a little more cash in their pockets.Beehive fences are proving to be another successful, and humane, way to deter elephants. Working with Oxford zoologists, Save the Elephants researchers designed the fence, strung at intervals with beehives. The fence poses an effective and affordable barrier that elephants are literally too afraid to cross.The hives are made from logs suspended on fence poles set 8m apart and connected with fencing wire. Each hive is protected from the sun by a small thatch roof. Oxford researchers say that when elephants attempt to push through the fence, the hives swing around at the end of their wires and the bees are roused. Their agitated buzzing causes the elephants to turn tail and run.Successful pilot projectA report published on 1 June 2009 in the online version of the African Journal of Ecology states that a six-week pilot project in Laikipia, Kenya, was tremendously successful.Compared with a nearby control farm, the hive-protected farm had 86% fewer successful raids although fields were not fenced all the way around, and was consequently more productive.The authors, Lucy King, Anna Lawrence, Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Fritz Vollrath of Oxford and Save the Elephants, suggest that there is an added financial benefit. Although hives would require maintenance, farmers could recoup the cost of the fence and boost their income through the sale of honey and other bee products, as with the chillis.Significantly, even empty hives did the job. The mere sight of the hives, suggested the researchers, triggered unpleasant memories of earlier encounters with bees. The areas around an elephant’s eyes and inside the trunk are vulnerable to a bee attack, and an angry swarm can kill a calf that has yet to develop the thick protective hide.Oxford hopes that the fence will help reduce the ongoing conflict between man and beast. A wider study is now underway, involving 60 farms and 1 700m of beehive fencing. The project is funded by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Kenya’s Safaricom Foundation, Rufford Small Grants and Save the Elephants.Farmers are proving to be very receptive to the beehive fence as it is cheap and easy to construct, and also provides protection against cattle rustlers.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at linksSave the ElephantsAfrican Journal of Ecologylast_img read more

The Only Thing That Improves Sales Results

first_imgI want you to think about this.If a sales process alone was enough to ensure that salespeople win business, then the results most sales organizations produce would be radically improved. Their results would be far better than they are. A sales process is important, even critical, but it isn’t enough to ensure salespeople produce the results they are capable of.If a methodology was enough to produce better results, any organization that bought into a new methodology would see immediate improvement once that methodology was installed, trained, and implemented. Methodologies are important. They’re processes you run inside your sales process. For some reason, however, they don’t move the bell curve that is the whole sales force forward.So we now look to technology. The promise of CRM was that once the salesperson’s activity could be tracked, measured, and managed appropriately, better performance would follow as sure day follows night. Additionally, forecasting sales would be simple and accurate, and leaders could easily make decisions based on their forecasts. None of this, however, has proven true.Social Selling was supposed to connect salespeople to their prospective clients in a new way, a way that would make the old, antiquated prospecting methods a thing of the past. With these new tools, every salesperson could easily connect with their prospects, engage them in a conversation, and quickly create new opportunities. Yet, with all the new tools, sales performance has still not improved.The digital age required a new way of organizing a sales force so that better results could be more easily had. Instead of having a salesperson, we sliced the roles into BDRs, SDRs, AEs, and AMs, all supported by SMEs. The answer had to be that dividing the roles into people who qualify, people who do discovery, people who close deals, and people who manage clients would produce the results sales organizations needed. This was the silver bullet. Except, it wasn’t. And it isn’t.The top 20 percent  of any sales force has the same product, pricing, irrational competitors as the rest of the sales force. They have the same process, same methodologies, and same technologies. They all work for the same company, and they call on the same prospective clients. The reason they are in the top 20 percent is because they are better salespeople.If you want better sales results, build better salespeople, better sales managers, and better sales leaders. The processes, the methodologies, and the tools are more powerful when put in the hands of someone worth buying from in the first place. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Education Minister Sends Best Wishes for New School Year

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Sept 2015 – And finally in news; it’s officially back to school season for all students in the TCI. Minister of Education, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, sends heartfelt best wishes to Students and Staff for the new Academic Year 2015/2016.The start of this academic school year will see many changes not only in staffing but also programs offered within schools. Missick says “the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in TCI high schools, will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.” In an effort to enhance the teaching and learning environment, infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools have been upgraded. Moreover, the Minister of Education advises parents to become more actively involved in the schools Parent and Teachers Associations (PTAs) in order to promote effective communication and coordinated approach to matters that may arise during the school year. The Ministry and Department team will be conducting site visits during the month of September to all of the campuses towards celebrating the many successes that will be accomplished over this academic school year. Related Items:akierra missick, best wishes, ministry of educationlast_img read more

Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:amy avenant, kenrick neely, KPMG, Portia smith, stakeholders, tourism month Residents can still do more to prevent mosquito breeding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – Over half a dozen stakeholders turned out for the launch of National Tourism Environmental Month which this month celebrates the country’s #1 industry; Tourism. For the Ministry of Tourism and its partners, the thrust this year will be on escalating national pride and encouraging domestic tourism. “On this day we officially launch the start of Tourism Month, with the theme, Tourism is Key: it starts with me.”Minister Porsha Smith officially opened the month which will be peppered with activities including a district challenge for best kept settlements; a new hospitality initiative centered on enhancing and highlighting good service led by the Hotel and Tourism Association, “and this year we are launching for the first time a program called ‘Hello Tourist’ that caters to the young children in the school communities where they will have the opportunity to experience or have a day in the life in the average tourist here in Turks and Caicos.”The National Tourism Symposium where the KPMG’s Tourism strategy will be rolled out to the public. Minister Smith: “Because we know in order for our product to stay, number #1 island, number #1 destination we have to make sure that everyone is involved.”Environmental officials were also on hand, Kenrick Neely of the Environmental Health Department underscored the theme for this year, Tourism is Key and it begins with me. “Just remember that it starts with you, not with TCIG, not with the Government but with us, each and every one of us.”While Amy Avenant of the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs or DEMA said for the TCI tourism and all habitats are inextricably linked. “It is a very encouraging initiative that DEMA endorses and likes to promote. We’ll certainly be actively involved both during the Tourism Symposium and conducting a number of school visits.” TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Chula Vista couple is marking the anniversary of the life-changing operation at Scripps Green Hospital. They are celebrating their return to health as well as upcoming special Thanksgiving together with their adult son back home.Before the transplant operation, Annabelle Villarreal’s kidneys had been declining for a number of years, and she was undergoing dialysis until she could find a new kidney. A donation from Anabelle’s immediate family was not an option, so Robert Villarreal stepped up to get tested, and found he was a match.According the National Kidney Foundation, there were 679 living kidney transplant operations from spouse to spouse in the U.S. in 2017. November 15, 2018 Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Expensive sports car destroyed in crash driver walks away

first_img March 8, 2019 Ed Lenderman, Posted: March 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Expensive sports car destroyed in crash, driver walks awaycenter_img Ed Lenderman Updated: 5:45 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRANCHO SANTE FE (KUSI)- A single vehicle crash in Rancho Santa Fe got a lot of attention today. The make of the car had something to do with it –and– the fact that the driver walked away. But that doesn’t negate the seriousness of “what could have happened.”As we arrived early Friday morning, a larger than normal SDG&E repair crew was along a narrow winding road in Rancho Sante Fe called Avenida de la Acacias which traverses the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.The reason they were here: The overnight crash of a $200,000 Ferrari, which after going off the road, took out a forty-foot power pole, knocking out power to 84 customers in the area, including part of the golf club.The reason “we” are here is the fact that not only did the driver apparently not suffer a serious injury, or worse, he got out of the exotic sports car despite the electrified lines that came down all around along with the pole.To emphasize the danger of that, arriving firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies couldn’t access the car for an hour until the wires could be stilled. To their surprise no one was in the Ferrari.The driver left the scene before the first responders arrived. Had he be ejected from the car. A search of the area, including by Sheriff’s helicopter, turned up nothing.Speaking of the area, the driver’s also lucky the car didn’t off into an adjacent golf course canyon.As much as we marveled that the driver of the Ferrari escaped injury and got out of the car despite the wires, a Rancho Santa Fe resident with whom we spoke live on Good Morning San Diego says this is a real problem here, high performance cars going too fast on winding roads.Jim Townsend said the number of accidents in the wealthy community involving exotic cars going too fast on winding roads where the speed limit is 35 to 45, was astonishing.We are awaiting a call back from the CHP about locating the driver. last_img read more

Study shows truck SUV owners want better fuel economy from their vehicles

first_img The best SUVs for off-roading Driving Detroit: Pushing the fuel economy envelope More about 2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4×2 Quad Cab 6’4″ Box More From Roadshow News • 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has tech, torque and towing capability in spades 5 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss Share your voice 22 Photos Now playing: Watch this:center_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Trucks SUVs Comments Preview • 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel first drive: More capability for an already solid fullsize truck 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 8:39 Tags Enlarge ImageTruck and SUV owners want automakers to step it up with regards to efficiency. Chevrolet The auto industry as a whole has seen impressive gains in fuel economy in the past two decades, especially in the crossover SUV segment. Pickup trucks and larger SUVs, however, still suffer from pretty ho-hum fuel economy figures. It appears owners have started to take notice as a new Consumer Reports study revealed truck and SUV owners are interested in better fuel economy.Compared to the 42% of owners of all other vehicle types, the study revealed 73% of people driving a large SUV and pickup truck are interested in purchasing a vehicle with better fuel economy. The results follow an EPA report that noted large SUVs and pickups have fallen behind other segments with regards to fuel efficiency.Overall, fuel efficiency is still a high priority for American car buyers. Of the numerous categories, the majority of respondents (37%) said fuel economy is the area in most need of improvement for their next vehicle. The answer topped maintenance costs, purchase price and infotainment by at least 11 percentage points. Digging deeper into the fuel efficiency woes truck and SUV owners feel, they were nearly twice as likely to select fuel efficiency as the trait most desired for their next vehicle compared to owners of other vehicle types.Although the sample size was rather small at 1,078 US adults, 88% agreed fuel economy should continue to rise for all vehicle types. Further, 80% said fuel economy should increase to 40 mpg and the figure is a “worthwhile goal.” This is in contrast to current doings at the federal level. The Trump administration is finalizing weakened fuel economy and emissions regulations, though a handful of automakers have revolted and joined a pact with California that features a compromise standard.On the negative side of things, only 34% of Americans felt automakers truly cared about lowering fuel costs for buyers. The rest disagreed or were unsure.last_img read more

Ready to pay more Private schools to increase fees after Karnataka govt

first_imgIndian school children take part in a ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ cleaning campaign in Hyderabad on February 12, 2018.NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]After the stipulation of minimum monthly wages, the private school fees are likely to witness a sheer hike in Bengaluru after the directive from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).Even though the Associated Management of Private School in Karnataka (KAMS) has opposed the hike implemented by the government and has asked to withdraw its directive, many of the private schools are forced to increase their annual fees as to lower their burden over the increased salary payments.According to the new payment structure issued by the education department, the minimum wages for the teaching and non-teaching staff to be paid by the management are as follows:Teaching staffPrimary school teacher – Rs 25,800 per monthHigh school teacher – Rs 33,450 per monthNon-teaching staffFirst division clerk – Rs 27,650 per monthSecond division clerk – Rs 21,400 per monthD group employees – Rs 17,000 per monthIf the school management fails to adhere to the given set of instructions and does not pay the revised salary to its employee’s strict actions will be taken against the school.Though the school employees are happy about the revised salary package, the school authorities are planning on to make some of their extra-curricular activities optional as all the parents may not be able to bear the upgraded fees due to the hike in fees.According to the new directive, the school has to transfer the salary directly into their employee’s bank accounts. The rules are equally applicable for all unaided private schools, including the institutions following ICSE and CBSE syllabus.The department has also asked schools to put up flex boards of the reminders (with the measurement 6*10) with details of their updated fee structure outside the school. The schools will have to take a photograph of the same in an A4 format and submit it to the Cluster Resource Centre.last_img read more