Nottingham Forest v Brentford line-ups: Forest man back, Pritchard starts

first_imgOn-loan Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard replaces Jota in the Brentford starting line-up for the game against Nottingham Forest, who welcome back defender Kelvin Wilson.Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Fox, Wilson, Lascelles, Hunt, Mancienne, Osborn, Lansbury, Ince, Burke, AntonioSubs: De Vries, Lichaj, Harding, Fryatt, Assombalonga, Paterson, Tesche.Brentford: Button, Bidwell, Craig, Dean, Douglas, Odubajo, Toral, Judge, Gray, Diagouraga, Pritchard.Subs: Bonham, Saunders, Dallas, Jota, Smith, Tarkowski, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Special economic zone for SA’s plantinum belt

first_imgA special economic zone (SEZ) is to be established in the Rustenburg platinum belt in the North West, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced last week.“The purpose of this SEZ will be to develop industries that use platinum as an input,” Mr Davies said. “These include jewellery, catalytic converters and fuel cell technology.”Davies announced the SEZ in his keynote address on reindustrialisation in South Africa and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) as part of the Japan Seminar held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg last week. The seminar was hosted by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in South Africa and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).Davies said his department had made “significant gains” through iterations of Ipap since its inception in the 2007-08 financial year. Achievements were made in the clothing and textile, automotive, agro-processing and film sectors.Private-sector consultation“Ipap is neither a policy document nor a wish list,” he said. “It is a set of time-bound actions which have to be undertaken by different parts of government. These have been successful because they are developed in consultation with the private sector.”He said that, through Ipap, the government had succeeded in developing finance institutions and introducing a suite of incentives to support manufacturing and the competitiveness of companies.The theme of the seminar was Local Industrialisation in South Africa and the Contribution of Japanese Businesses – Lessons from East Asia.Japanese foreign direct investments are steadily increasing in South Africa, the DTI said. Japanese investments in the country have generated around 150 000 jobs. Companies such as Toyota are increasingly becoming involved in supplier development programmes, which are significantly raising the capacity of local manufacturers.The DTI said it had signed memoranda of understanding with JETRO as well as Japanese banks through its Trade and Investment Division.The objective of the agreements is to support the increase of trade between Japan and South Africa and to assist Japanese investors entering the local market.Source: The Department of Trade and IndustryRelated stories:Call for Africa to beneficiate its minerals Zuma announces measures to jump-start economylast_img read more

Assessing crop challenges after a tough 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the difficult 2015 season progresses toward harvest, Ohio’s growers may continue to face more challenges before the year is over. While there is not much that can be done at this point for the 2015 crop, scouting fields will help growers to decide which fields need to be harvested first as well as what plans should be made for next year in terms of crop rotation, tillage, varietal selection, etc.In many areas of the state, diseases have developed in both corn and soybean fields. Weather played a big part in the appearance and development of disease. For soybeans, sclerotinia white mold (SWM), sudden death syndrome (SDS), and frogeye leaf spot (FE) have developed late in the season. Rainy weather from May through July created an environment conducive to SWM development below the canopy. SDS has appeared in areas of fields where soil compaction exists and soil was saturated for long periods of time this spring. Wet weather has also cause FE to develop in certain areas of the state, especially on susceptible varieties. Determining what diseases are present in 2015 will allow growers to make management decisions for next year such as rotating to corn, choosing resistant varieties, or alleviating compaction and improving soil drainage.In corn, gray leaf spot (GLS), which can be identified by lesions that look like elongated rectangles, became a problem in certain areas of Ohio this year, requiring growers to apply a fungicide. GLS development occurs where conditions such as periods of heavy dew, fog, or light rain exist. Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), identified by large “cigar-shaped” lesions, showed up in Ohio fields as much as two weeks earlier than normal this year and caused severe leaf damage on susceptible hybrids where disease pressure was heavy. NCLB development occurs as a result of wet, humid weather where periods of heavy dew and fog exist.In fields where these diseases developed, growers should consider crop rotation away from corn, tilling residues, and planting hybrids with good resistance to disease in the future. Because fungicide applications are costly, many factors should be taken into consideration to determine if they are necessary. Crop stage, disease pressure, crop rotation history, hybrid disease resistance, and weather patterns are all factors that need to be considered before applying fungicides.As crops approach maturity and harvest begins, standability could become an issue in corn fields. Root-restricting compaction exists in fields that were planted when soil was too wet or “marginal.” Where wet weather has persisted and soils have been saturated, root development has been limited. With limited root development, the possibility of root lodging is a concern. Additionally, Ohio’s corn fields have experienced various environmental factors that create stress conditions for the plant and as a result, stalk rots could be an issue late in the season. Ohio State University Bulletin 802 states: “The severity of stalk rot is confounded by plant stress. In general, the greater the stress the plant endures, the greater the severity of stalk rot. This has been demonstrated very well with plant nutrition. Plants with excessively high levels of nitrogen or with an imbalance between nitrogen and potassium are very susceptible to stalk rot. Plants stressed by drought (especially late season drought), foliage disease, or insect injury generally have more stalk rot.”Ohio’s corn fields have experienced nitrogen loss, leaf disease, and insect damage this year. Some areas of the state have experienced dry conditions late in the season as well. Where standability is a concern, corn should be harvested as soon as possible after reaching physiological maturity.Estimating yields and evaluating varietal performance will be a challenge this year. One theme that appears almost everywhere in the state is variability. In a single field it is not uncommon to see areas that will produce average or better yields while wet spots may not produce anything at all. Variability as a result of excessive wet weather will hurt yields and will cause lower field averages across much of the state.While many of the factors making 2015 a challenging year are out of the grower’s control, scouting, note taking, and collecting harvest data will still aid Ohio’s farmer in determining what needs to be done after harvest and next spring. Growers should use the time between now and harvest to observe what issues exist in their fields and use that information to make sound management decisions in the future.last_img read more

Google Squared Gets Some Much Needed Improvements

first_imgTags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Google Squaredlaunched to a lot of hype earlier this year, but the initial reaction from most pundits was rather negative. Squared, which gathers and displays structured data, often returned rather nonsensical results, and we would venture to guess that only a few people are actually using it now. Today, Google announced some updates to Squared that should make it more useful. Now, if you do a search on Squared, for example, the results will contain up to 120 facts – up from 30 in the initial release. As Google points out, a search for US presidents, for example, initially returned a table with only five presidents and three categories. Now, however, this table includes data on 20 presidents and lists up to six attributes. Squared also now gives users the option to sort columns – a feature that was sorely lacking in the first iteration of this product. Related Posts Squared is now more selective about the data it includes. And it also learns from edits and corrections that users make.New: Export Data to Google Spreadsheets and CSV FilesIn addition, Google gives users the option to export data to a Google Spreadsheet or a CSV file. This should make it a lot easier to actually do something interesting with this data. As an example, Google explains how to build a list of African countries and then create a scatter plot that examines the relationship between GDP and literacy rate in these countries.Will You Give it a Second Try?Overall, the data that Google Squared now returns does indeed look more accurate than in earlier versions, though some results are still rather strange (to be fair, this is still a Google Labs product). We do wonder how useful a service like this really is. Are you likely to head over to Google Squared for research? Would you trust its results? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Weekend Project: Break Into Your Mobile Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Breaking into Android Apps Have an Android phone instead? There’s a similar – OK, slightly more tricky – procedure for breaking into Android apps. This procedure involves accessing the contents in the .dex file – the single file that contains all of an app’s resources, assets, code and its manifest file.Again, may we remind you: educational purposes only! Locate the Android app on your computer and change the file extension from .apk to .zip.Unzip the zip file. (Alternately, you can use a program like 7Zip to open an .apk file). Inside the file contents, find the file classes.dex, this contains all the Java files, but it’s encrypted.To decrypt the file, download Dex2Jar from here and a Java compiler like JD from here. (Yep, we told you this was a bit harder). Copy classes.dex to the folder where you unzipped Dex2Jar and run from the command line: “dex2jar.bat classes.dex” – this will convert the classes.dex file to a JAR file. This creates a file with an odd name like classes.dex.dex2jar.jar. Launch JD decompiler. ?Open the classes.dex.dex2jar.jar file and view the .class files.At least, those are the steps according to WebageSolutions. AndroidGuys says you can stop at #6 then just use WinRAR to open the file.There’s also another method using a tool called apktool, hosted here on Google Code. This software is designed for reengineering Android apps. It can decode resources to nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications. As noted on the Google Code site, this tool is not meant for piracy or illegal uses, but can be helpful in “localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms and other GOOD purposes.”Or, you know, because you can?To go this route instead, follow the detailed instructions on the project home page.Whichever way you find easier, the end result is the same: you can break into your Android apps, too.Some people don’t like when tutorials like this are posted online, because they could encourage piracy. But frankly, people who are going to pirate apps don’t need our help – they’ll find a way on their own. However, for budding developers – maybe those who want to try out Google’s DIY App Inventor, for example – being able to peer inside an app’s folders is a good first step in beginning to understand mobile software’s structure. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#Google#How To#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez Champagne and fireworks not your thing? Instead of partying it up this New Year’s Eve weekend, why not take the time to do a little hacking instead???Every so often, we like to feature a “weekend project” here on ReadWriteWeb. These generally consist of the kind of things you’ll want to try out and play with when you have some free time, like over a weekend. Past projects have included things like hacking Nike+ for automatic Foursquare check-ins, a resource list on how to get started hacking Microsoft Kinect, experimenting with a customized, third-party version of Chrome OS called “Vanilla,” and more.This weekend, we’ve decided to round up a few resources detailing how to peek inside your mobile applications.Breaking into iOS AppsThanks to a guide we found on Appstorm, we discovered that you can “break into” your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch applications, so you can see what’s inside of them. Why on earth would you want to do this? Well, Appstorm says it could be useful if you wanted to get to the content they contain – like video tutorials that are taking up more space on your phone than you would like, and that you want to watch on a larger screen. Or maybe there’s a soundtrack to a game that you want to grab and mix, mashup or turn into a ringtone.Of course, you should proceed carefully here – that content doesn’t belong to you, and the rights associated with it should be observed.However, we have a perfectly good reason you should try this out: because you can.  And c’mon, fellow geeks – isn’t that good enough for you? Consider this a guide meant for “educational purposes only.” Something you learn about, not something you do because you want to steal code, music, videos, images or anything else an app contains.A short how-to on the break-in process is below, but we recommend checking out the more detailed guide on Appstorm if you run into trouble. We added some tips for Windows users, too, since Appstorm only focused on Mac systems.Find your apps in iTunes, right-click on the app, select “Show in Finder” or in Windows “Show in Windows Explorer.” (Alternately, you can just navigate to the iTunes folder “Mobile Applications” to see your apps). Copy the app from its original location to somewhere else, like your desktop. Change the file extension from .ipa to .zipUnzip the file.On Mac, go into the Payload folder, right-click on the .app file and choose “Show Package Contents.” This will open a second Finder window showing everything contained in the app. On Windows, you can just double-click on the .app file to do the same (tested on Windows 7). That’s it! You’re inside your app! Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

NCW pulls up Tripura police

first_imgThe National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a ‘progress report’ from the Tripura police on the investigation into rape, molestation and murder of women in the State. It expressed serious concern over the ‘spate of outrageous incidents against women’. “I have told the DGP to send a detailed report within a reasonable time, failing which we would summon them before the Commission,” NCW member Sushma Sahu told newsmen in Agartala on Tuesday.last_img

U.P. municipal elections conclude, EC downplays allegations of malfunctioning EVMs

first_imgVoting for the third and final phase of the 2017 civic polls in Uttar Pradesh concluded on Wednesday with yet another round of malfunctioning EVMs and discrepancies in voter lists, leading to angry protests in several districts.The third phase, which covered 233 local bodies across 26 districts, however, registered an increase of 1.5% voting and touched 53%. The overall voting over the three phases was 52.5%, around six per cent increase from 2012.Complaints over EVM malfunctions and discrepancies in voter lists were received from several districts, including Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Auraiya, Jaunpur and Barabanki.Vijay Mishra, a resident of Bareilly, was frustrated after he found the wrong name listed on his address in the booth. “The address was correct but they listed the wrong name, some Radhelal Maurya instead of me,” said Mr. Maurya, adding that due to missing names only three out of his 30-member family were able to vote.Voters lathichargedIn Barabanki, voters faced similar issues and in ward 26 in Peer Batawan, police lathicharged people allegedly without provocation, breaking chairs and tables of polling agents, to disperse the crowd which had assembled to inquire about the lists.State Election Commissioner S.K. Agarwal said polling was conducted peacefully, even as he downplayed the incidents of malfunctioning EVMs, 27 on Wednesday, as normal. A total of 503 EVMs had to be replaced over the three phases, out of which 250 were in Lucknow itself.Mr. Agarwal said the figure of 503 was negligible compared to the total number of EVMs deployed by the SEC, 32,374.Counting will be held on December 1.last_img read more

Modi’s remarks on Alwar rape aimed at polls: Gehlot

first_imgRefuting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the gangrape last month of a Dalit woman in Alwar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday accused him of targeting the Congress on the issue for political mileage in the sixth and seventh phases of Lok Sabha election.Mr. Gehlot said Mr. Modi had twisted facts as a “ploy to get electoral benefit”.The Chief Minister told reporters here that contrary to Mr. Modi’s claims and despite his attempts to provoke Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, there was no likelihood of the party withdrawing support to the Congress government in Rajasthan.“We will continue to get the BSP’s support. Ms. Mayawati’s concern is natural and justified, as she leads the Dalit community,” he said.Addressing the election rallies in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Modi had launched an attack on Mr. Gehlot and Ms. Mayawati and dared the latter to withdraw support to the Rajasthan government over the incident. Mr. Gehlot said the State government had already taken prompt action in the matter and the police had arrested all the accused. “The Thanagazi SHO was suspended and Alwar Superintendent of Police was removed. But Mr. Modi is using this incident in his election campaign to personally target me,” he said.The Chief Minister said the State government had decided to appoint Deputy Superintendents of Police (Women’s Security) in each district as nodal officers to supervise investigation into the crimes against women and children. If a police station refused to accept a complaint in such a case, the SP could directly register the FIR, he said.Mr. Gehlot said several cases of rape took place during the previous BJP regime in Rajasthan and a BJP MLA was involved in a rape case in Uttar Pradesh. “Mr. Modi never talked about them,” he said, adding that reports had emerged about BJP leader Hem Singh Bhadana going to the victim’s family with an offer to settle the matter.“Mr. Modi has been personally targeting me on various occasions. This is the latest instance. When I was in-charge [of Congress] during Assembly election in Gujarat, he misled and provoked farmers against me. He has no right to take a high moral ground and generate controversy in a rape case,” Mr. Gehlot said.Mr. Gehlot also accused the Prime Minister of bringing all democratic institutions under the control of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sevak (RSS) and threatening their very existence. “Democracy and the Constitution are under threat in the BJP’s rule. Mr. Modi wants to win the Lok Sabha election by hook or by crook… He can go to any extent. The Election Commission has become a silent spectator,” Mr. Gehlot said.After Mr. Modi accused Ms. Mayawati of shedding “crocodile tears” on the gangrape, the BSP chief rejected the charge as “dirty politics”. BSP State president Sitaram Meghwal told The Hindu that Ms. Mayawati was closely monitoring the progress of investigation in the case and his party would ensure that the criminals were brought to justice.last_img read more

2011 cricket WC to cost $40-50 mn

first_imgThe 2011 cricket World Cup, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, is expected to cost $40-50 million.The figure was worked out at a preliminary meeting of the 2011 World Cup sub-committee looking into operations planning and event budgeting on Wednesday, said tournament director and Cricket Board’s Chief Administrative Officer, Prof Ratnakar Shetty.The preliminary meeting, in which two representatives of the International Cricket Council, including its general manager (commercial) Jamie Campbell, guided the member countries’ representatives on the intricacies in preparing the budget for the event, said Shetty.”The 2011 World Cup is an ICC event to be jointly organised by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. All the expenses are to be borne by the ICC. The representatives of the member countries were told by the ICC representatives how to take care of the expenses”, Shetty told reporters after the meeting.Shetty said each of the organising country is different as far as expenses in hosting matches are concerned.last_img read more

Virat Kohli obliges fans with autographs and selfies at Adelaide. What about MS Dhoni?

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli and spinner Kuldeep Yadav were seen obliging fans with autographs and selfies outside the Adelaide Oval on Monday but all those waiting patiently for the cricketers couldn’t get a hold of MS Dhoni.Kohli and Kuldeep patiently gave autographs and clicked pictures with the fans on their way to the stadium just before the practice session. Dhoni however, didn’t stop by but he did promise to interact with them after the practice session.Meanwhile, Mohammad Shami, Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Dhoni and Ravi Shastri were seen at the nets in the pictures posted by BCCI on their social media handle.Captain @imVkohli warming-up in the Adelaide nets ahead of the 2nd ODI against Australia#AUSvIND (@BCCI) January 14, 2019While Shami was seen having a chat with Ambati Rayudu, Chahal rolled over his arms and captain Kohli, who got out for 3 in the first ODI, looked ahead with great concentration.In another picture, Dinesh Karthik was seen batting with MS Dhoni behind the stumps looking on. Dhoni was also seen standing with Shastri on a warm and sunny day in Adelaide.A very warm and sunny welcome here at Adelaide as #TeamIndia sweat it out in the nets ahead of the 2nd ODI.#AUSvIND (@BCCI) January 14, 2019Dhoni was criticised once again despite his half-century in the first match at Sydney which India lost by 34 runs to concede a 1-0 lead to Australia on Saturday.The former India captain was promoted up the batting order at No.5 and managed to score 51 runs off 96 balls with one six and a three boundaries. But his strike rate of just over 53 slowed down the pace of the innings as India failed to chase down 289 in 50 overs despite Rohit Sharma scoring 133.advertisementDhoni and Rohit steadied India’s innings after they were reduced to 4 for 3 by the fourth over and added 137 runs for the fifth wicket.But once Dhoni got out, Rohit kept losing partners at the other end as the India’s top-three and lower middle-order failed to get going and absorb the pressure.Rohit was eventually dismissed in the 46th over which brought an end to all hopes of an Indian victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.In a World Cup year, there has been debate as to where Dhoni — whose strike rate has gone down in the recent past — should bat.”Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” said Rohit.Rohit differed with his captain Kohli, who had previously said that Ambati Rayudu was his preferred No.4 batsman.India were reduced to 4/3 at one stage chasing 289 for victory before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni stitched together a 141-run stand for the fourth wicket.”If you look at his (Dhoni’s) overall batting, his strike rate is around 90. Today was a different scenario, when he came out to bat we had already lost three wickets and Australia were bowling pretty well. You just cannot go out and get 100-run partnership easily. So we took a little bit of time and even I did not score as quickly as I normally do,” Rohit said.Also Read | India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Shubman Gill ready for international cricket: Chief Selector MSK Prasadlast_img read more