Saints v QPR player ratings

first_imgSee also:QPR beaten despite stunning Austin strikeAustin has proved himself – RedknappSandro cleared to return to trainingQPR ‘were left in the lurch’ by Remy moveQPR left in the lurch by Remy move – HarryHow have QPR’s summer signings fared and are they likely to improve?Redknapp: I didn’t try to sign West Ham manMidfielder Fer ‘will be a top player for QPR’Redknapp backs Phillips to succeed at QPRQPR boss dismisses Taarabt exit rumoursQPR assess duo ahead of West Ham gameMidfield woes have affected Rio – RedknappRedknapp: No regrets over Simpson moveFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Trade progress with NAFTA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest President Donald Trump announced in August that the U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal on terms to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to reach agreement with the two nations jointly or through separate bilateral agreements.“The agreement specifically addresses agricultural biotechnology to keep up with 21st Century innovations. And we mutually pledge to work together with Mexico to reduce trade-distorting policies, increase transparency, and ensure non-discriminatory treatment in grading of agricultural products,” said Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary. “This is nothing short of a great victory for farmers and ranchers, because locking in our access to Mexican markets is critical to supporting farm income and strengthening rural communities. Mexico has historically been a great customer and partner and we are happy to have this resolved for our agricultural producers.“We now hope that Canada will see the need to settle all of the outstanding issues between our two nations as well, and restore us to a true North American Free Trade Agreement.”The news of the progress was well received by the agricultural community.“This is the kind of trade news we have been waiting for. In a time when the U.S. economy is booming our farmers have been left behind. Open markets and good trade agreements will give American agriculture the opportunity to be a part of this booming economy. So we encourage the Administration to keep moving forward with Canada to address their anticompetitive milk pricing provisions. We need negotiators to convince Canadian officials that they, too, will benefit from a revised treaty. We are hopeful that the value of a continued and improved NAFTA for all will bring everyone back to the negotiating table,” said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Based on the gains both sides have seen with NAFTA, we expect this new ‘U.S.-Mexico Preliminary Agreement in Principle’ to build on that success for our farmers and ranchers. No trade deal is perfect, however. There is room for improvement, especially in provisions that affect U.S. fruit and vegetable growers, and we will continue to call for a resolution to those issues and a final deal that works for all of agriculture.”The National Farmers Union (NFU) also supports the administration’s stated intent to renegotiate NAFTA and fix the systemic issues that disadvantage family farmers and rural communities. NFU believes the nation’s trade deficit and lost sovereignty are a result of a “free trade” agreement framework that began with NAFTA in 1994 and has replicated in U.S. trade deals over the past 25 years.“Today’s movement on NAFTA renegotiations is a positive step towards putting in place a trade deal that rewrites the current rules of international trade to put family farmers and ranchers on an even playing field with multinational corporations,” said Rob Larew, NFU Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications. “While this is an important step, there is still much work to be done on the part of U.S. negotiators to secure balanced trade and renewed sovereignty for American agriculture. Farmers Union urges the administration to work tactfully with our Mexican and Canadian trading partners to institute a new, fair trade NAFTA.”last_img read more

No service in outer space? No problem!

first_imgPlanetary Pursuit has officially launched and your journey through the Solar System has begun! In an attempt to relieve any turbulence throughout your expedition, Ground Control will be offering useful tips for smooth space sailing. Even though you may be roaming outer space, there’s no need to let your data roam while caching! Take your adventure offline to find caches anywhere the game takes you with Geocaching Premium. As a Premium member, you can save lists of geocaches for offline use so you’ll always be ready for the next adventure no matter where your cell service ends. Here’s how to download a list and access it offline in the Geocaching® app:1. Go to the My Lists section of the Geocaching® app.2. Tap the ellipsis (…) next to the list that you want to download.3. Select Download Offline Data.Offline maps are saved in the Trails map type. When you’re geocaching without an internet connection, switch to Trails to see your offline maps!Start planning your out-of-this-world geocaching adventures and earning up to 10 new souvenirs! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNew tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”10 Useful Geocaching® app features you may not even know you haveMarch 23, 2017In “News”Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are makingApril 30, 2019In “News”last_img read more

From Co-Working to Cubicles: Where Are You Working?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups Related Posts One of the fantastic things about being an entrepreneur is that you can define your own working conditions. From Craigslist’s modest Sunset District apartment headquarters to Twitter’s stylish new digs, startups are getting creative with their work spaces. Below are a few options to consider in choosing your space. Virtual: As covered in an earlier post, ReadWriteWeb runs a totally virtual office. Using a combination of Basecamp, Google Docs and Skype, the team manages to coordinate articles and interviews from more than five locations across the globe. Traveling Space: We recently came across iStopOver – a service that allows you to rent space for your team while on the go. If you’re together at a conference, or you’d just like a change of pace, this service allows you to rent furnished office space on a daily basis. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Co-working: Rather than having your staff work in isolation, you can rent them desk space at one or a number of distributed co-working facilities. Sites like San Francisco’s Citizen Space and The Hat Factory allow nomadic tech workers to share ideas and solutions in a friendly environment. Many co-working spaces offer a daily drop in rate as well as the option for monthly membership. To find a space in your community, check out the co-working map on the Co-working community blog. Lease and Rent: Sites like LoopNet and Rofo specialize in finding commercial space. A number of sites will allow you to take on space for a short-term lease with the idea that you may need to scale up your team in a short period of time. If you’ve got a unique work environment, let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Apps To Make Your Great American Road Trip Even More Enjoyable

first_imgWaze (Free—iOS, Android) is a community-based navigation app that I also recommend. Waze incorporates GPS data and real-time information from its 50 million users to alert drivers about current road conditions. Use it and you won’t be surprised why Google spent a small fortune for it.FoodHappy Cow ($2.99 iOS, $2.49 Android) is a vegan-friendly restaurant guide. My son and I are strict vegetarians, so during our long drive …No, I’m just kidding. We plan to eat the greasiest, tastiest, most delicious local fare we can find, be it at a tavern, old-school drive-in, or some hidden regional gem tucked away that only the locals know about. We are relying on two apps to help with this culinary journey of discovery. A few I recommend include:Best Road Trip Ever ($0.99—iOS) includes location and details on “10,000 offbeat destinations.”History Here (Free—iOS, Android) has information on, that’s right, historical sites and landmarks throughout America.Roadside America ($2.99—iOS) will set you back a few dollars but, like Best Road Trip Ever, contains information on all those cool things—like a giant ball of twine—that may only be found in just one place.Sleep Tight Related Posts For both iPhone and Android, there are numerous apps to help you find just the right hotel for your needs with Hotels.com (Free—iOS, Android), or enable you to score a unique lodging experience using Airbnb (Free—iOS, Android). There are also Camp & RV ($9.99—iOS, Android) to help you find nearby campgrounds. If a bed and breakfast is what you prefer, InnTouch and others have you covered.Since we are driving a car across country over 10 days, we will most likely spend our nights in standard roadside hotels.Be Prepared And OrganizedI am not expecting any roadside emergencies; I doubt anyone ever does. But, the free RepairPal (Free—iOS, Android) app sold me with its blurb:  the “RepairPal app tells you the right price to pay for your repair, finds you a great mechanic in the area, tracks all your repairs, and gives you one-touch access to roadside assistance.” Seems wrong to not have this with me.I also have Weather Underground (Free—iOS, Android) to keep me posted on what the weather will be as we journey along.To track expenses, including fuel, food, snacks and lodging, I have purchased the Road Trip ($4.99—iOS app.  Eyes on the RoadWe are often told that people have their attention focused on their smartphone screen, missing what’s happening all around them. Perhaps. In this case, however, smartphones will make our trip more fun, possibly more memorable, and offer us an opportunity to visit unique spots and meet people we might otherwise never have met.I can’t wait for the trip to start.Image of highway courtesy of Wikimedia. Image of giant ball of twine courtesy of peachsmack, via Creative Commons license. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#iPhone#Pause#travel What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img brian s hall For check-ins, I am using Foursquare (Free—iOS, Android), linked to Facebook (Free—iOS, Android). For sharing pictures, I will post to Instagram (Free—iOS, Android), also linked to my Facebook account. I plan to create several short videos as well, using Vine (Free—iOS, Android). These will be posted to my Twitter feed. I will also use Soundcloud (Free—iOS, Android) to record and then share the various interesting, funny or just plain odd sounds I hear. Maybe it’s from an AM-radio preacher, a crowded diner or just the sound of frogs and crickets at night.The JourneyOf America’s many gifts to the world—and to the future—none are so perfect as baseball. As avid baseball fans, we are using the MiLB (Free—iOS) app to guide us to every Double-A and Triple-A game along our route. This is a must.If, inexplicably, baseball is not for you, there are numerous apps which will guide you to famous landmarks, national parks, local oddities, museums and more.  Food Network On the Road (Free—iOS, Android) includes all those spots from its shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. I am hungry just thinking about this.Yelp (Free—iOS, Android) is always at my side, and never more useful than when I am traveling. In fact, Yelp has probably changed how I eat. It tells me what restaurants are nearby, lets me select by food type, includes extremely useful reviews on most of the establishments – many of which I would not otherwise even know about. This is a must-have for our road trip. Never again stop at a chain restaurant.Wish You Were HereAs I expect to have many grand thoughts while on the road, I have paid for the well-designed Voice Record Pro (Free—iOS) app to record my brilliance.Of course, we aren’t only going to document our trip in words, sounds and pictures for posterity. We plan to share our adventures in real-time with friends and family. Road Trip! That quintessential American adventure, experiencing the nation via automobile, is about to begin for many of us this summer, myself included.Readers may know I’m using my smartphone to help me find a new home. That new home is thousands of miles away. My teenage son and I have decided that we will make the move on wheels. My wife, his mother, insists this is crazy. Accordingly, she has booked a flight.Her loss. We aren’t driving the Interstates, either. That’s for truckers. Instead, we’re taking the historic U.S. Route 50: Jump on in Ohio, drive through the plains, into Dodge City, across the Continental Divide, over the Rockies and through the stretch known as the “loneliest road in America” before arriving (almost) in San Francisco.We intend to eat great local food, stop at unique spots along the way, take in the history, have fun, make it memorable and stay safe. To that end, apps will definitely help.I have an iPhone. He has an Android. We share a Kindle Fire. With those platforms in hand, these are the apps we are using to help make this little adventure that much more enjoyable.Dad Needs His Coffee The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Priorities. Before mile 1, I must know that coffee is always nearby. Find Me Coffee (Free—iOS, Android)is a free app that will, yes, help me find coffee whenever I need it. Which is always.Don’t Make Me Stop This CarLet’s face it, driving along an old American highway across the country, for all its sights and sounds, hour after hour, day after day, means we will almost certainly hit more than one achingly long dull patch. We will need ways to lessen our boredom while inside the car. I’m not naive. With the miracle of technology, we have hours of video, thousands of pages and more games than we will ever need, all inside our smartphone. I recommend these, in particular:Amazon Instant Video (Free—iOS, Android).On both the iPhone and Kindle Fire, we have downloaded several hours of our favorite television series and movies, at reasonable prices. Kindle (Free—iOS, Android) We have already downloaded several books. Hint: we share a single Kindle account on both the Kindle Fire and iPhone. Bonus hint: I scored a great deal on the entire series of original James Bond novels last month.Card Games (Free—iOS) The smartphone is the perfect gaming console and we both already have several games on our devices. However, I find that card games are a great way for me to keep boredom at bay while still keeping enough of my brain focused on my surroundings. This app includes several card games.On The RoadGetting lost can be fun. Not finding your way back, less so. To combat this, I have installed Google Maps (Free—iOS, Android) on my iPhone.Fact is, Google’s free mapping data is amazing, and the turn-by-turn directions and real-time traffic data can be a godsend. One issue keeps popping up: I have yet to figure out to tell the app that I never want to venture off Highway 50—it insists I take the Interstate highways. last_img read more

Gays parade their pride in Delhi’s heart

first_imgTheir faces were unmasked.And the pride was stronger than ever.The third edition of the gay pride parade – the first after consensual homosexual relationships were decriminalised in the country – in the Capital on Sunday was an unusual display of confidence by the lesbian-gaybisexual-transgender (LGTB) community.Clad in rainbow colours and dancing to the sound of drums, the gathering marched from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi with a different inclination.This time, they were celebrating their sexuality as against the previous years when they marched to assert their rights and protest against the criminalisation of samesex relationship.In July, last year, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment revoking the controversial Section 377 of the Indian penal code that criminalised same-sex relationship.”I do not know or care about how social acceptance has changed after the high court verdict. But yes, I have changed. I feel more confident and I know that I am not doing anything wrong since the law of the land does not have a problem with it,” said Pooja (18), a student who wished to be identified just by her first name.”The judgment was a clarion call and asserted what we have been fighting for years now. But, I am a little disappointed by the turnout at the parade. I expected more to turn up to celebrate the anniversary,” said Vineet Trikha (30), a communication trainee who was there at the parade.The strongest evidence of the (slow but sure) change in the attitude of society towards the LGTB community was the presence of family members at the parade.advertisementWhile some made a proud proclamation of their support to their homosexual members of the family, others chose to stay on the sidelines and do the same tacitly.”My grandson is gay and he has the right to live his life the way he wants. I am an educated woman and I absolutely have no problem with it,” said Rani Sharma (65), who accompanied her grandson Sambhav Kumar Sharma to the parade and sported a placard making proud proclamation of his sexuality.”There was an initial shock. But he is a good boy and we have eventually come to accept this. Though our relatives still don’t know, I am here to support my child and his participation in the parade. I wasn’t here last year and I’ve come at my wife’s behest,” said a 45-year-old father on condition of anonymity.last_img read more