Boss has concerns over striker’s fitness

first_imgSouthend manager Paul Sturrock has expressed misgivings about Rowan Vine’s fitness.The QPR forward recently joined Sturrock’s side on trial ahead of a possible loan move.Vine scored the only goal of the game in a reserve match against Oxford but Sturrock is unsure whether to retain him.Sturrock told Southend’s website: “He didn’t look fit to me and that’s a worrying aspect – how long it would take. That’s something I’ve been talking to the fitness coaches about.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

South African firm wins another Airbus A400M contract

first_img3 July 2014Denel Aerostructures, a subsidiary of the state-owned Denel Group, has won its fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, the company announced this week.South Africa is one of seven countries working on European aircraft manufacturer Airbus’s A400M programme.Denel Aerostructures, the only tier 1 supplier of parts for the A400M outside of Europe, is already responsible for the design, engineering and fabrication of the giant airlifter’s wing-to-fuselage fairings and fuselage top-shells, as well as for the manufacture of the ribs, spars and swords that make up the inside structure of the A400M’s distinctive tail section.Under the new, six-year contract, worth more than R260-million, Denel Aerostructures will manufacture ISO locks for the A400M’s cargo hold.According to Engineering News, the ISO locks “are a combination of aluminium rails and cross tracks which serve to guide the movement of ISO containers within the cargo hold. The containers are then secured in their positions by a comprehensive system of locking mechanisms”.Denel Group chief executive Riaz Saloojee said in a statement that the new work package confirmed Denel Aerostructures’ reputation as an emerging player in the global aerospace environment. “It is a vote of confidence in the South African engineering and high-tech manufacturing sectors.”Noting that Denel Aerostructures had beaten international bidders for the contract, Saloojee added: “It is quite clear Airbus Defence and Space is satisfied with the quality of work we have delivered on other contracts over the past nine years and decided to place another work package with Denel.”Denel describes the A400M as “the most cost-efficient and versatile airlifter ever conceived and absolutely unique in its capabilities”.With a cargo hold designed to carry the outsize equipment needed for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, a range of over 3 300 kilometres, and the ability to land on unprepared terrain, the airlifter has been “designed to meet the needs of the world’s armed forces in the 21st century”, the company says.It is also “ideally suited to the typical African peace-support missions which continue to be undertaken by South Africa in support of African Union and United Nations mandates on the continent”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

POWERADE ISOTONIC SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND TOUCH LEAGUE ROUND TWO WRAP

first_imgRound Two of the PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) produced some close and exciting results at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s White Hill Reserve Complex on Friday 15 June 2007.In balmy conditions, teams across all six divisions settled into the second week of the season well to conjure quality performances across the board.In the Premier Men’s Open division, University-Rebels (Uni-Rebels) and Dodgers played out a tense 2-2 draw on field one in the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Match of the Round.2007 Australian Men’s Open World Cup hero Nathan Jones was outstanding for Dodgers, whilst veteran Graham White produced an inspirational game for the Rebels boys.In the 8.10pm game on field seven, Colts continued on their winning way with an impressive 5 –2 victory over the Southern Storm. Colts, with Barry Denduck leading the way, had too much firepower for a willing Storm side that was spearheaded by Queensland Men’s Open Origin player Ryan Pollock, who did not deserve to be on a losing team.In the late game at 9.00pm on Field One Country Club United (CCU) disposed of Tigers 5-1 in emphatic fashion. Young gun Michael Baartz stood out for CCU, whilst Josh Cattell never stopped trying for Tigers.In the second Round of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open competition, Uni-Rebels, Crushers, and CCU emerged victorious from some absorbing contests.In the early game at 7.20pm on field seven, Uni-Rebels got home 3-0 over Colts in a very willing contest.The scores were locked at 0-0 at half time, but defending champions Uni-Rebels did best to finish off their second half opportunities to claim the three premiership points.Lauren Mc Donald and Australian Women’s Open star Teena Mc Ilveen were best for Uni-Rebels, whilst Colts 2007 World Cup representatives Peta and Hayley Rogerson and youngster Savannah Pratten gave their all for Colts.In the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Match of the Round on field one at 8.10pm, Crushers defeated Dodgers 6-3 in an entertaining encounter.Crushers, inspired by an outstanding performance by current Australian Women’s Open Vice Captain Amanda Judd, banded together to produce a great team effort to claim their first victory of the season.Judd was in scintillating form with the football in hand, and led the way defensively with several big plays to pilot her team to victory.National Youth Squad member Bindi Hammett, Sharon Searston, and Melissa Cragg also played strongly for Crushers whilst Michelle Gilpen, Rachel Stevenson, and Emma Giarola tried hard to lift Dodgers.In the late game on Field Seven at 9.00am CCU got home 4-3 in a tense battle over former archrivals Southern Storm.These two great clubs battled in eight consecutive Grand Finals from 1997-2004 and history demands that these games are always keenly contested.CCU, with a strong list of players on their roster were always going to be tough to toss once they clicked, and their victory over a talented Southern Storm combination adds further weight to this contention. Queensland Open Schoolgirls star Lizzie Campbell was the standout for CCU, whilst National Youth Squad star Ali Brigginshaw was the Storm’s most dangerous player.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Men’s Open Round Three action on Friday 22 June 2007, Southern Storm confront Tigers on Field One at 7.20pm.Dodgers and CCU will meet in the 2006 Grand Final rematch on Field Seven at 8.10pm, whilst Uni-Rebels will tackle Colts on Field One at 9.00pm to complete the round.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Round Three fixtures, competition front-runners Uni-Rebels will look to continue on their winning way against a confident CCU outfit on Field Seven at 7.20pm.Southern Storm will meet Crushers at 8.10pm on Field One, and Colts with an edict from Coach Craig Morrow to improve their ball control and rucking intensity, will battle with Dodgers in the late game at 9.00pm on Field Seven.Round Three PowerAde Isotonic action also continues in the Men’s and Women’s Two and Three A/B divisions on Friday night with first games commencing at 6.30pm.For full results and fixture schedule please visit the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association web-site at: www.bmta.com.aulast_img read more

10 months ago​Robertson deflects praise to Liverpool teammate Clyne

first_img​Robertson deflects praise to Liverpool teammate Clyneby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool full back Andy Robertson is not one to have an inflated ego.And despite praise from then Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over the Red Devils, Roberston was in a graceful mood.He preferred to talk up his teammates for their impressive performances in the league win.He said of Mourinho’s comments after the game that he ran all day: “It is just part and parcel of my game, I will keep on going until the end.”I got a bit of space, particularly second half and the gaffer is always banging on to me and Trent, more so this season, that we have to be more involved and I was just tried to do that.”Special mention goes to Clyney today, being out for so long and my God, he done brilliant. He has had his struggles with injury but he put in a first-class performance and that just sums up our squad at the minute.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoHyypia says Liverpool can be proud outshining Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hyypia says Liverpool can be proud outshining Man Cityby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League title winner Sami Hyypia says the club can be proud outshining Manchester City.With Pep Guardiola’s City stars certain to fight until the end this season, Hyypia believes, if ­Liverpool do win the Premier League title, it will make victory even more remarkable.“If someone creates a great team like City, you can’t stop that,” he said. “We lost one game and City won the title, so you have to hold up your hands as we did all we could to win it.“They even gave us credit for pushing them to the very end. That’s why, if we win, it’ll be even better as City are just so good .“To win in an era where your rival is so good merely heightens the achievement.” last_img read more

China to cut taxes keep currency stable to counter slowdown

first_imgBEIJING — Senior Chinese economic officials say they will slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis.The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, Zhu Hexin, said the People’s Bank of China was confident it can keep the value of the Chinese yuan steady.The officials were outlining plans for 2019 that were set at an annual policy meeting in December.In July-September, China’s economic growth sank to a post-crisis low of 6.5 per cent compared with a year earlier despite government efforts to stem the downturn by ordering banks to lend more and by boosting spending on public works construction.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Modi govt will return to power with majority Sumitra Mahajan

first_imgIndore: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Sunday said the Narendra Modi government would return to power with absolute majority for the second time. Mahajan, who represented the Indore Lok Sabha constituency for eight consecutive times since 1989, was talking to reporters after casting her vote at a polling booth in Old Palasia here. “There is an encouraging atmosphere for the BJP in the country. I have full faith that the Modi government will once again form the government with full majority,” Mahajan (76), popularly known as ‘Tai’ (elder sister in Marathi), said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Mahajan, who has the distinction of being one of the longest-serving women members of Parliament (MPs), was not in the fray this time as she crossed her party’s 75-year age bar to fight elections. She had last month opted out of contesting the general elections saying she had freed the party to make its choice. She had, however, maintained that she would continue to work for the BJP and campaign for it. Thereafter, the saffron party had pitted Shankar Lalwani (57) against Congress candidate Pankaj Sanghvi (58). Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Accompanied by Lalwani, Mahajan further told reporters, “My role has changed this time, but I am still in the fray. I am standing beside Lalwani.” “I am not a candidate this time, but that does not matter. BJP is contesting the election. The question ‘who is contesting on the BJP ticket?’ is not important. The question is about democracy. I have always voted for my country and democracy,” she said. When asked about the results of the Indore seat, she said whoever the voters choose as their representative, will be handed over the “key” of the constituency.last_img read more

Moroccan researcher Rachid Yazami awarded 2014 Charles Stark Draper prize

first_imgWashington – Moroccan researcher Rachid Yazami won, on Monday, the prestigious Charles Stark Draper prize for the year 2014 by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of Washington DC in recognition of his work in relation with the development of rechargeable lithium batteries 30 years ago. Yazami will share the prize with American John B. Goodenough, and Japanese Yoshio Nishi and Akira Yoshino.Worth 500,000 dollars, the prize will be awarded on February 18 at the US capital during a ceremony which will mark this year the 25th anniversary of the Draper Prize.last_img

Walcott looking forward to facing Liverpool

first_imgIt will be the first Merseyside derby for Theo Walcott and he admitted that he is really looking forward to facing Liverpool as Everton will take on them at Goodison Park.The former England international managed to score three goals in his nine matches for the Toffees so far and he hopes that he will be able to help his team against their biggest rival in the upcoming derby match.The former Arsenal winger spoke about his expectations as he said, according to Liverpool Echo:“You might get drowned out – it’s been so loud at Goodison.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’ll be a very passionate game. I’ll be relaxed until I step off the coach and get into the dressing room.”“That’s when my game face is on. Up to this point, it doesn’t matter what has happened this season. This is the game and it’s my first derby here. I can’t wait.”“I never knew what it was going to be like having been at Arsenal for so long and coming to somewhere completely different, but the fans have taken to me and been so welcoming.”“I’m pleased with how passionate they are, it’s one reason why I came here because I feel like they’re competitive and want to improve.”last_img read more

Mirabelli denied that Reina came to replace Donnarumma

first_imgAC Milan signed Pepe Reina from Napoli as a free player as his contract with the Partenopei is about to expire after the end of this season – but he isn’t coming as a replacement of Gianluigi Donnarumma.After the Spaniard had been signed, the speculations about the departure of the young keeper started to spread around – but sporting director Mirabelli denied that there is anything true about it.Mirabelli spoke about Donnarumma’s situation as he said, according to acmilan.theoffside.com:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We had the opportunity to get him for free – and we think it was useful strategically. We’ll have a lot of competition, Reina can help us off the pitch, in addition to his contribution on it. We need people with experience and he’s one of those.””I already told your other colleagues [in the media] that it’s not just down to Donnarumma, it involves everyone. A player has to come to us and tell us he doesn’t want to stay. That’s not the case with Donnarumma.”last_img read more