QPR v Brentford: past Loftus Road derbies

first_imgJust a week after Brentford host Millwall in another London derby, the focus shifts to a far more localised affair. On 10 November, the Bees will visit Loftus Road for a second-tier match for only the eighth time, hoping to equal an all-time record of four consecutive visits unbeaten. Both sides have had indifferent first halves to the season and, while Brentford were once favoured in the betting for Championship promotion, they have since stumbled and former relegation favourites QPR could be looking to overtake them and push on.Last August, Brentford maintained their hoodoo over QPR with a 4-1 drubbing at Loftus Road in the EFL Cup.The last encounter here was certainly a memorable one.QPR 2-2 Brentford (27 Nov 2017)A midweek derby under the Loftus Road lights is always a spectacle to behold. After a goalless first half, it looked like it was going to be another damp squib, but a Danish dynamo would quickly change that. Whatever was said in the visitors’ dressing room at half-time clearly had a profound impact on Lasse Vibe, who opened the scoring just seven minutes after the restart.After Brentford weathered the expected QPR fightback, Vibe netted what appeared to be the killer second goal nine minutes from time. Rangers fans left in droves as their red and white counterparts partied in the visiting section, but on 93 minutes, QPR pulled a goal back. Matt Smith nodded home the goal that started the comeback, and then knocked down just a minute later, enabling Luke Freeman to pounce and equalise.QPR 1-0 Brentford (11 Nov 2003)With Brentford odds-on at most bookmakers to beat Millwall, prior to their meeting with the Lions on 3 November, there is clearly a lot of faith in Brentford when it comes to London rivalries. With Brentford also having odds of just 5/2 against their promotion prior to said clash, the informed neutral is currently far more inclined to use betting offers (such as a £30 free bet) to back Brentford rather than QPR. Fifteen years ago, however, there was no doubt at all as to which team had the greater standing.Back in November 2003, QPR were gunning for promotion, and hosted a relegation-threatened Brentford on Remembrance Day. While there was just one goal in this clash, the game was not short of passion. By this time, QPR were in the midst of their third season in the third tier of English football, and growing ever more adrift of its former heights. After an opening run of just one defeat in thirteen matches, QPR were on their own slide, having taken just five points from the previous twelve.It was Tony Thorpe who rose to the challenge, scoring two minutes before the break. Though Brentford put their hosts under immense pressure after it, the Hoops held out – and gained promotion six months later.QPR 1-3 Brentford (9 February 1946)With Brentford unbeaten in their last three visits to Loftus Road across all competitions, just one clean sheet on 10 November will be enough to see the club equal its existing record of four without defeat there. That record was set in February 1929, when both clubs occupied Division Three (South), which was then the third tier of the league system.Brentford also have the accolade of winning the only ‘hoops v stripes’ FA Cup derby ever played here, doing so back in February 1946. Gerry McAloon was in the midst of a heady season, and having turned around a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of the previous round with a hat-trick, scored the opener at Loftus Road. Fred Durrant and Dai Hopkins added the killer goals, with QPR producing only one in response. Brentford sealed progression to the sixth round after a 0-0 draw in the return leg. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

49ers Marquise Goodwin doubtful vs. Bucs, leaves Tampa for personal matter

first_imgTAMPA — Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is doubtful to play Sunday against the Buccaneers after leaving the 49ers to tend to a personal matter, the team announced.Goodwin flew to Tampa with the team Friday and was excused to fly back out, and a team source indicated his exodus was not of a disciplinary nature. He also was excused from Monday’s practice for personal reasons.The 49ers (2-8) will face the Bucs (3-7) without their other starting wide receiver, Pierre Garçon, whose knee injury also …last_img read more

WorldMate Gold: The Ultimate iPhone App for Frequent Fliers?

first_imgRelated Posts In this respect, the app is quite similar to TripIt, which also converts confirmation emails into itineraries and displays them on the phone. TripIt’s iPhone app, however, does not send out push notifications.Overall, the app is definitely aimed at the frequent traveler, though it can still be extremely helpful if you are just going away for a short trip. I tested it during a recent weekend trip and it worked like a charm. When my flight was delayed, I promptly received an update and the app also notified me of a gate change long before the gate agent even made the announcement. If you frequently find yourself wandering down airport concourses, WorldMate is the perfect app to have around. You don’t have to constantly update the airline’s website or check FlightStats to see if your flight is on time. Instead, WorldMate will just automatically let you know if something is wrong.WorldMate is also available for the BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS.Get WorldMate Pro for FreeWorldMate offered us 15 free pro versions for our readers. Just send an email to rww AT worldmate.com and WorldMate will contact you with more details on how to claim your WorldMate Gold invite. Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web frederic lardinois If you are a frequent traveler and flier, WorldMate for the iPhone might be just the app you have been waiting for. WorldMate lets you create travel itineraries by simply forwarding your confirmations from hotels, rental car agencies, and airlines to the service, which will then appear in the application. WorldMate for the iPhone comes in two versions: a free version (iTunes link) and a paid version, WorldMate Gold (iTunes link), which, for $9.99 per year, will send out push notifications whenever a flight is delayed or canceled. WorldMate gave us 15 free copies of WorldMate Gold to give away. Read on for details about how you can claim yours.WorldMate gets its data from the FlightStats and directly from those airlines that are not in the standard reservations systems, which includes a large number of low-cost carriers. In total, WorldMate can monitor the flight statuses of over 350 airlines. In case a flight is indeed canceled, WorldMate offers a built-in hotel search courtesy of Hotels.com. In addition, the app also offers users the ability to find alternative flights, as well as weather forecasts, a tip calculator, and a currency converter. All of these are available in the free and paid versions of the app.What makes the app stand out, though, is that you just have to email your travel confirmations from airlines and hotels to WorldMate and the service will automatically translate these documents into an itinerary and display the info in the iPhone app. On iTunes, a number of users complain that WorldMate wasn’t able to understand their email confirmations. For me, this worked perfectly, though your mileage may vary. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Twitter Upgrades Android App – Users Still Denied Official Push Notifications

first_imgLast September we interviewed a number of User Experience experts from throughout the tech industry about what push notifications would mean for the iPhone. I think the most important response came from Aviel Ginzburg, UX guy at Seattle-based Untitled Startup, makers of Twitter bulk-conversation analysis tool RowFeeder. I think Ginzburg’s predictions for what iPhone push would mean to Twitter users have proven correct. Check them out and ask yourself, “ought not Android users be offered this as well?”“Those of us who have been using Twitter since the days that it was largely (entirely) text messaging driven perceive Twitter much differently than mainstream users.“Two days ago I was having coffee with a friend of mine, who has been on Twitter for a little over a year (tweets everyday, DMs, @replies people, and even owns an iphone w/Twitter for iPhone) and as my phone beeped over and over again, she asked me if something was wrong. I said no, I just get my DMs text messaged to my phone. Her response was, ‘you can do that?!’“She has been using Twitter like people use Facebook, as a way to consume (mainly) and share content in a ‘on your own time’ fashion. When she uses Twitter, she really uses it, but in controlled bursts when she is physically engaging.“The way that the site has been restructured in the past several months including the new search, celebrity, and brand focus, categories, featured tweets, promotions, etc have drawn in the mainstream in such a way that they aren’t perceiving Twitter in the way that the early adopters do – as a real-time communication platform that will one day replace text messaging, email, and even phone calls. Just look at the Twitter homepage… it’s a text media consumption site.“With the announcement of push notifications, they’re bringing the messaging platform core value proposition back to the forefront, and pushing the mainstream, who joined Twitter for entirely different reasons, to experience Twitter in the same way us early adopters do — as a real-time communication channel that you never disconnect from. The concern of course is: have these users really signed-up for entering a service where the are expected to be available and engaged at all times?“It may seem like a small and logical update (cut out the text messaging middle-man), but really, Twitter is going to be dramatically changing the way its mainstreams users experience and use Twitter.”We asked Twitter for any details about push on Android. Their response, “nothing to share right now.” Twitter announced a new version of its app for Android today, which it says is now one of the top 5 most popular ways to access Twitter. The new version is easier to read updates on without having an account, has more granular search options and interface more like the one iPhone owners see.What may be most notable though is the abscence of new features. Twitter for iPhone got push notifications for @ mentions and direct messages a whole three months ago. Twitter said at the time that it hoped to add push to Android soon, but it’s not in this new version. Also missing: any ability to log in to multiple accounts. Other power-user features may or may not come to Twitter’s official app someday, but the abscence of official push notifications is a real loss.Twitter on Android does perform periodic polling for replies, but it’s not in real time like real push notifications and users complain about the cost to battery life.Perhaps Twitter aims its own app at the most mainstream of users, the people it imagines mostly reading Tweets from famous people and a few friends or family, and assumes the rest of us feature-hungry types will get our fix from 3rd party apps. That could be a good strategy. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … marshall kirkpatrick Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Balotelli could be named Italy captain despite ‘ugly’ fan banner

first_imgMario Balotelli Balotelli could be named Italy captain despite ‘ugly’ fan banner, Mancini confirms Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 07:40 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mario Balotelli Italy Getty Images Mario Balotelli Olympique Marseille v Nice Nice Ligue 1 Italy v Saudi Arabia Italy Friendlies The Azzurri head coach has suggested the recalled striker could be handed the captaincy Mario Balotelli could be named Italy captain but the striker is a doubt to face France, said head coach Roberto Mancini.Balotelli repaid Mancini’s faith in recalling him to the international setup with a goal against Saudi Arabia in his first Azzurri appearance for four years. The Nice striker hit out at a banner – featuring the words ‘my captain has Italian blood’ – displayed during the game that appeared to be targeted at Balotelli. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Mancini defended the former Manchester City forward and said he would not hold back from naming Balotelli as his captain in the future.”In the national team, the armband always goes to the player with the most caps,” Mancini told the media on Thursday.”If Balotelli were in the starting XI and had more caps than the others, then he would be captain.”The banner we saw in St Gallen was an ugly incident that should not have happened.”In any case, Balotelli is in doubt to play [against France on Friday and we’ll only decide tomorrow morning.”Balotelli’s Nice future is in doubt as the Italian is out of contract and Mancini offered the striker some guidance as to his next move.”If Mario does leave Nice, then it’s important he finds a club where he can play regularly, score goals and continue to improve,” Mancini added.Balotelli, however, said he is in the dark about where he will be playing his club football in the 2018-19 season.”I never really think about [the future],” Balotelli told Nice’s official website. “I don’t want to think too far [ahead].”I want to concentrate on what comes during the week. Next week, I will think about next week. After, I will think about the week after.”To be honest, I know nothing about my future.”last_img read more

a month agoQuique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have plenty to play for

first_imgQuique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have plenty to play forby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores insists there’s plenty to play for this season.Sanchez Flores thinks the decision to bring him back in place of Gracia demonstrates the club’s ambition and shows why they can achieve “something special”. “I never see Watford at the bottom,” he said.”Three years ago, we were never there. The last three years, it was impossible to think about that, but football’s very hard right now. It’s very equal, very even and everything is pure competition, so everything is possible.”We need to go out of this position as soon as possible.”The ambition is the same. This is a club that is very clear about the way they want to grow and so I realise of course they have changed a lot of things, the training ground, the players, the squad.”But [what they want] is exactly the same what they wanted from me three years ago.”Now it’s a little bit different because they’re established in the Premier League, they want to keep going in the same category, so the pressure is the same, but the squad and the objective of the club they are different.”I’m confident we can work together and we can do something special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The 5 Best Moments From The 1st Episode Of Ohio State Football’s “Scarlet & Gray Days”

first_imgPromotion for Ohio State's scarlet and gray days.Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.last_img read more

Rahul says will visit JK dont need Guvs aircraft

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Governor Satya Pal Malik’s ‘invitation’ to visit Jammu and Kashmir but said he did not need an aircraft. Gandhi said he and other opposition leaders would visit Jammu and Kashmir and urged Malik to allow them the freedom to meet people, and soldiers. Gandhi said in a tweet, “Dear Governor Malik, A delegation of opposition leaders & I will take you up on your gracious invitation to visit J&K and Ladakh. We won’t need an aircraft but please ensure us the freedom to travel & meet the people, mainstream leaders and our soldiers stationed over there.” On Monday, Governor Malik invited Gandhi to visit Jammu and Kashmir, saying he would send an aircraft for him, after the Congress leader said, “People were dying in the state and the situation was not normal as claimed by the government.”last_img read more

Dallas Star Linda Gray Wants To Find A Cure For Alzheimers Disease

first_imgDid you know that 2/3 of the 5.5 million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are women? TV star Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing from CBS-TV’s “Dallas”) experienced the disease first hand, affecting both her mother and a close friend. This has inspired Linda to join a new, national public service announcement (PSA) campaign to help find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.Video: Linda Gray Brain Health Registry PSAThe PSA encourages people across the country to join in the fight for a cure by registering online at www.brainhealthregistry.org.“I lost my mother and a dear friend to Alzheimer’s disease,” explained Ms. Gray, “and wanted to do something to help. The wife of my dear friend Larry Hagman is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and when he passed, she did not even know it. This heartbreaking story is being repeated in homes across America, and now there is something all Americans can do to help. The Brain Health Registry is a free, online platform that collects data about members to help speed clinical trials with the goal of finding a treatment by 2025. I’m doing my part and am asking everyone to join this noble effort.”#GrayMatters is part of a national campaign led by Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation in partnership with UC San Francisco’s online Brain Health Registry. The initiative’s goal is to grow a registry of potential Alzheimer’s clinical trial candidates and accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Encouraging enrollment for these trials has been a major barrier in researching Alzheimer’s treatment to date, across both sexes and diverse populations. The effort also includes support from major medical institutions across the country, including UCSF, researchers at Harvard Medical School, Emory University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Baylor University, and Washington University in St. Louis.Those who wish to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease can register free at www.brainhealthregistry.org and help spread the word using #BeatAlzheimers.last_img read more