Embed from Getty ImagesBrentford have handed a long-awaited debut to left-back Rico Henry in one of three changes for their trip to Sheffield Wednesday – but there is no Lasse Vibe.Henry signed for the Bees from Walsall back in August but had a shoulder injury that has kept him out since mid-August.The highly-rated 19-year-old replaces Tom Field, while his former Saddlers team-mate Romaine Sawyers is also back in the side, after four games on the substitutes’ bench.John Egan returns to the heart of the defence, with Andreas Bjelland making way.Vibe’s absence means the Bees start without a recognised striker, with Sawyers operating through the middle, flanked by Jota and Sergi Canos.Justin Shaibu, a 19-year-old striker who made his Bees debut in the League Cup defeat at Exeter in August, gets his second chance in a matchday squad.Sheffield Wednesday have made two changes to their line-up, both in the full-back positions.Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt at right-back, while Adam Reach drops into left-back and Ross Wallace comes into midfield.Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Loovens, Sasso, Reach; Wallace, Hutchinson, Abdi, Bannan; Rhodes, Forestieri.Subs: Wildsmith, Pudil, Semedo, Jones, MacManaman, Winnall, Fletcher.Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Dean, Egan, Henry; McEachran, Yennaris, Woods; Jota, Sawyers, Canos.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, Bjelland, Field, Kerschbaumer, Jozefzoon, Shaibu. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Months after a number of U.S. retailers began acting on their own, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule prohibiting the manufacture and sale of paint strippers containing a toxic chemical blamed for a number of deaths. In a press release, the EPA said it found risks to consumers using strippers with methylene chloride to be unreasonable. The agency said even short-term exposure to fumes from the chemical can quickly cause dizziness, loss of consciousness and death. “After analyzing the health impacts and listening to affected families, EPA is taking action to stop the use of this chemical in paint removers intended for consumers,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a prepared statement. “Today’s decision reflects EPA’s commitment to ensure that chemicals in the retail marketplace are safe for the American public.”RELATED ARTICLESEPA Sued Over Inaction on Paint StripperGetting Dangerous Paint Strippers Off the ShelvesBuyer Beware: Dangerous Paint Strippers Are Still Being SoldAmazon Will Ban Controversial Paint Strippers Public health advocates have been clamoring for months for definitive action from the EPA, two years after the agency first proposed removing methylene chloride from the market. The agency’s ruling means that paint removal products containing methylene chloride can’t be sold at any retail outlets, including internet sales. The ban goes into effect 180 days after the effective date of the final rule, which the EPA said would give retailers a chance to prepare. The agency said, however, that suppliers are likely to adopt the rule much sooner, and a number of retailers — including Lowe’s, Amazon, and The Home Depot — have already halted sales. Commercial use still allowed The long-awaited decision bars consumer sales, but E&E News reports that commercial use of strippers containing methylene chloride will be allowed. Senator Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat and the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called that a mistake. “While a ban on consumer uses of paint strippers containing methylene chloride is a step in the right direction, it falls far short of what former Administrator Pruitt announced almost a year ago, and of what my office was assured in writing would be a ban that protected both consumer users and workers from this deadly chemical,” Carper said in a statement. The EPA hasn’t decided whether to impose new training rules on the commercial operators using the chemical and will take public comments on that possibility for the next 60 days, The Washington Post said. People who have lost loved ones in accidental deaths involving the toxic paint strippers were disappointed the EPA rule didn’t go any further. One of them, Wendy Hartley, lost her 21-year-old son Kevin two years ago when use used paint stripper to refinish a bathtub. He had been trained on how to apply the chemical. Hartley, who has joined a lawsuit against the EPA, said the new rule is a step in the right direction but would still leave commercial applicators unprotected and at risk. Brian Wynne, whose brother Drew died two years ago after using paint stripper to refinish a floor, joined Wheeler for the signing of the new rule in Washington, D.C., on March 15, The Post reported. “You take a win when you can get a win,” he said. “And in this climate, a win is almost impossible. It would be impossible for a person like my brother to procure it now.” The Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance, a trade group, said in a statement that methylene chloride has been used safely more more than 60 years and that the chemical has unmatched efficacy. “We are sorry to see EPA move forward with a ban on consumer sales of methylene chloride-based paint strippers,” it said. “We hope that alternative products offered to consumers, most of which are flammable, do not result in greater fire risk.” In 2017, the EPA proposed an outright ban on methylene chloride and another solvent called NMP, but did not until now follow through on methylene chloride. Officials haven’t said what they intend to do about NMP, The Post said. An organization called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has called on retailers to stop selling paint strippers containing NMP. In addition to paint strippers, the group said, NMP also can be found in some adhesives, cleaners, dyes, inks, and pesticides.
The federal government of Belgium has conferred the “Commandeur of the Order of Leopold II”, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, to Mumbai resident Raj Khalid for his substantial contribution to maritime trade.Previously, the award has been given to fellow Indians, Naresh Goyal, chairman, Jet Airways; and Shashi Kiran Shetty, managing director of All Cargo Logistics. Mr. Khalid started Port of Antwerp’s first international network office in India in 2006 with the objective of positioning Antwerp as Europe’s gateway for maritime cargo flows between the India-Europe corridor.Over the years, he has contributed tremendously towards raising the profile of the Port of Antwerp across India and accelerating trade between India and Belgium through various initiatives such as visits to major cargo hubs in India, and launching an experiential programme for young logistics managers , and formation of the Port of Antwerp Alumni Association.
Both Jadeja and Ashwin flighted the ball through the air, Both Jadeja and Ashwin flighted the ball through the air, opting full length most of the time. Ronchi comfortably drove Jadeja in the cover region and Santner did not mind using his feet. The two Kiwi batsmen soon started to score at a brisk pace with Santner even slog-sweeping Jadeja for a huge six over the mid-wicket region. After persisting with Jadeja and Ashwin for 12 overs, India captain Virat Kohli asked paceman Umesh Yadav to bowl. They frustrated India for the first hour and the hosts struck in the first over after drinks break when Ronchi was guilty of slogging a Jadeja ball. That dismissal ended the Black Caps hopes of saving the match as rest of the line-up failed to give Santner the support he needed to negotiate the day. With this win, India have also inched closer to the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings. Virat Kohlis men need to win this series to go on top in the list. After the Kolkata Test, the two teams will travel to Indore for the series finale, which is scheduled from October 8. PTI AT PM PM
zoom UAE-based port operator P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France.Under the deal, P&O Ports will operate a container yard with a draft up to 14,5 meters with 457 meters of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017.The company has the possibility to convert the contract to a long-term concession in the future.Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex.“Port De Sète has great potential and is ready to become another gateway port for France. In the early stages it will continue to primarily cater for feeder services in the eastern Mediterranean, the Maghreb region and North Africa,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports Customs and Freezones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai, said.“Once development takes place with the backing of our regional partners we expect to see more multinational shippers use its services with other international destinations added over time,” Bin Sulayem added.
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has blamed their lackluster first half performance for their 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace.Luka Milivojević’s long-range shot six minutes before the break was the difference on Saturday.Leicester hit the post in the second half after being crucial save by palace keeper Vicente Guaita as they tried to equalize.“Disappointed I think is the right word, of course,” Puel told the club’s website.“I think this team played with strong pressing and put us under pressure. We had difficulties to start with the ball, to find space and to find good moves behind their defenders.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We played a poor first half without the right intensity and we conceded a great goal. It was tough for us without the positive attitude in our game. [In the] second half, we played better with a good intensity, the right intensity, good play, good moves.“We had three or four chances to score and I think we deserved to come back into the game.“The fair result for me was a draw and we were unlucky in the second half. I regret our first half without the right intensity, the right ingredients.“We allowed them to start well and score the goal. I’m disappointed about this and the inconsistency in our game.“We made our reaction with a good second half but to get the points we needed to play the full game.”
This is significant because those 25 titles account for almost 50 percent of the single-copy sales of all 521 magazines tracked on the newsstand by ABC.Among ABC’s top-ten single-copy gainers that sold more than 100,000 units, only one broke a double-digit percentage. Mother Earth News shot up 29 percent. The next highest gainer was Women’s Health at almost 9 percent. Four titles had positive newsstand growth in this range under 5 percent. [Note: this paragraph initially and incorrectly identified “overall” top-ten single-copy gainers. It has since been corrected to only single out the top ten that sold more than 100,000 units.]The six main celebrity titles—In Touch (-18 percent), Life &Style (-8 percent), OK! (-20 percent), People (-13 percent), Star (-14 percent), and Us (-3 percent)—were all notably down. However, the weeklies were particularly hard-hit when wholesaler Anderson News shut down in February, which caused sales losses and delays for its 25 percent marketshare.Nevertheless, this is the second period in a row the category has suffered decline. In the second half of 2008, those six titles were down more than an average of 25 percent.However, as reported last week, late second-half numbers may indicate an upward trend on the newsstand. MagNet numbers show a 2.6 percent jump in single-copy sales in May and June and a 2.1 percent jump in revenue compared to the first four months of the year. “These numbers indicate to me that May and June may have changed the momentum on the newsstand for magazine publishers,” said Ken Godshall, MPA’s executive vice president of consumer marketing. “That’s a change in direction from what we’ve seen in the last couple ABC periods and may be a sign of hope for the future.”SubscriptionsTotal paid subscriptions remained relatively flat—up only .56 percent. Verified circ, which had grown as a source for many of the big publishers last year, was down almost 4 percent. Looking at the newsweeklies, Newsweek reported an 8 percent drop in paid subscriptions. Interestingly, its use of verified circ shot up 187 percent compared to same period last year. Time decreased its verified circulation by 88 percent and recorded a 2.6 percent spike in paid subscriptions. The Week remained flat with a .2 percent drop in paid subs and no reported verified use. Out of the top 10 paid and verified circ gainers with more than 100,000 circ, six were below 500,000 circulation; seven below one million. Global Traveller topped the gainers with a 48 percent jump in paid and verified circ. RELATED: Celebrity, Fashion Magazines Collect Dust on NewsstandsABC’s FAS-FAX report was released today and preliminary numbers show circulation and newsstand performance for the first half of 2009 did not do well. While overall paid subscriptions for 521 reporting titles remained flat, up about half a percentage point, single-copy sales are down 12 percent versus the same period last year.On the NewsstandAs a category, the top-selling 25 consumer magazines audited by ABC were all down save one—Real Simple squeaked out a 1.17 percent gain on the newsstand. Family Circle dropped the most, 22.55 percent compared to first-half 2008.
Share your voice FCC 6 Mobile FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says lawmakers need not worry about 5G safety concerns. / Getty Images FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to quell fears among lawmakers that 5G radios are dangerous to health. On Thursday, the chairman sent a series of letters to lawmakers in response to inquiries about health concerns related to 5G that been sent to him in the past couple of months. In each of the letters he said that the FCC places a “high priority on the safety of wireless services and devices.” He said the agency’s guidelines for RF exposure are derived from guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the industry group the IEEE and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. “The FCC relies on the expertise of health and safety agencies and organizations with respect to appropriate levels of RF exposure,” he said. “These institutions have extensive experience and knowledge in RF-related issues and have spent a considerable amount of time evaluating published scientific studies that can inform appropriate exposure limits.”The response comes as concerns about the safety of 5G wireless technology has been increasing among lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Three Congressmen in the past two months have sent letters to the agency expressing their concerns about potential negative health effects due to exposure to radio frequencies used in delivering 5G wireless service. Representatives Andy Kim, a Democrat from New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi, a Democrat from New York, and Peter Defazio, a Democrat from Oregon, say their constituents are worried that 5G radios, which are being deployed atop street lights every few blocks in many communities, may have negative effects that are still unknown. “Small cell towers are being installed in residential neighborhoods in close proximity to houses throughout my district,” said Rep. Suozzi in his letter. “I have heard instances of these antennae being installed on light poles directly outside the window of a young child’s bedroom. Rightly so, my constituents are worried that should this technology be proven hazardous in the future, the health of their families and value of their properties would be at serious risk.”5G, which refers to the fifth generation of cellular technology, is the next big thing in wireless technology and it’s been hailed as the foundation for other big trends like self-driving cars and streaming virtual reality.Unlike previous generations of wireless, 5G will require up to five times the amount of infrastructure as 3G or 4G deployments. The big promise of 5G — a massive leap in speed — requires the use of super high-frequency radio waves, called millimeter-wave spectrum, that are limited by range and obstructions like trees. The result is a network requiring radios on every city block, versus 4G gear that transmits signals over miles.What this means is that there could be nearly 800,000 of these so-called small cells deployed in the US between 2018 and 2026 to provide 5G, according to a study commissioned by the wireless industry trade group CTIA. In a separate report, CTIA estimates that roughly 323,000 cell sites were in service at the end of 2017.Rep. Kim said in his letter that the FCC noted that the agency has not updated its regulations regarding radiofrequency RF safety since 1996. He also pointed out that the current RF safety guidelines don’t account for the higher frequencies that 5G service uses or the fact that so many more radios are needed to achieve 5G service coverage. He asked the FCC to answer a series of questions about what research has been conducted as it relates to the safety of 5G.”Despite the close proximity to sensitive areas where these high-band cells will be installed, little research has been conducted to examine 5G safety,” he said. He added that the FCC has admitted that its guidelines need to be reassessed with respect to the use of newer wireless technologies. Rep. Defazio noted that the Government Accountability Office made a similar recommendation in 2012. “It is unacceptable that six years later the FCC still has not conducted a reassessment of its 1996 guidelines,” Defazio said in his letter.In his letters, Pai noted that the FCC has had an open proceeding to address updating its guidelines since 2013. And he assured the lawmakers the agency is working through the “voluminous” record to see if anything needs to be changed or updated. But he did not address specific concerns brought up in the letters. He also offered to bring congressional staff into the FCC’s testing facility in Columbia, Maryland so that they could “see and speak with our engineers and technicians as they operate the RF testing equipment.”Pai’s response is consistent with comments he made to the press in April. When asked about the issue during a press conference in April, Pai acknowledged that the nature of 5G “will be very different” than 4G, since it relies on small cells. But he said that the radios operate at much lower power than traditional cell sites. He added that “from that perspective, I am confident that in consultation with the FDA, which is the lead on this issue, that the technology will be safe.” Tags Comments
Post a comment 0 The free version of Call Filter will block robocalls, sending them automatically to voicemail, and put a warning label on potential spam calls. Verizon said auto-enrollment will begin Tuesday for postpaid customers with eligible devices. Prepaid Android customers and iPhone users can enroll in the free service by downloading the Call Filter app. Verizon started offering a free version of its spam- and robocall-blocking tools to customers in March. The wireless carrier also offers a paid version called Call Filter Plus, which costs $2.99 a month per line. The paid service offers additional tools like the ability to identify unknown callers by name and a spam number lookup feature.The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018. A January report from Hiya, a caller ID service, said there were 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018. The number breaks down to an average of 10 monthly calls per person. The FCC has said frustration over robocalls is the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed with the agency every year. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Best Buy Tips to stop robocalls Apple iPhone XS Boost Mobile See It $999 See It Now playing: Watch this: See it Sprint 1:04 $999 See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR The free Call Filter service blocks robocalls and flags potential spam calls. Angela Lang/CNET Verizon on Tuesday said it’ll begin automatically enrolling eligible Android phones in its free Call Filter service. The company said it’s making the move after the Federal Communications Commission in June voted to give wireless carriers greater power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls. “We know our customers are sick and tired of the endless onslaught of robocalls,” Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president, said in a release. “Our team is committed to developing and enhancing the tools that will help bring relief to our customers. This is another major step in that process.” Share your voice $999 Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Verizon
Ashwin’s picture was shredded by James Anderson.Ravichandran Ashwin Instagram Shikhar Dhawan performed a few bizarre moves as a response to Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ warning when Delhi Capitals took on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League clash on Saturday, April 20. The match at Feroz Shah Kotla featured the teams ranked three and four on the points table, thus the stakes were pretty high. Punjab batted first and scored 163 in their 20 overs and in response, Delhi made a solid start to reach 108 runs for the loss of the solitary wicket of young Prithvi Shaw in the 13th over. After two balls of the over had been bowled, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer was on strike and Ashwin was the bowler. The skipper of KXIP, instead of delivering the ball, stopped his run-up immediately as reached the popping crease, gave a glance at an advancing Dhawan at the non-striker’s end and went back to the start of his mark to bowl the next delivery. This was the second non-verbal warning of the match for Dhawan as he had earlier wandered well outside his crease in the 12th over. On that occasion, Murugan Ashwin warned the Delhi batsman. Ashwin gave a Mankad warning to Dhawan.Hotstar ScreengrabDhawan, not one to back away from a challenge, proceeded to do a stretch after planting his bat inside the crease as Ashwin returned to his bowling mark. But what took the cake and got a massive applause was when the Delhi batsman pulled out some of his nightclub moves. As Ashwin was delivering the third ball of the over, Dhawan — with bat inside the crease at the non-striker’s end — gyrated his hips and shook his entire body with eyes fixed on the bowler. “That was great to watch, the crowd also joining in. They are watching all this — fun games,” said Sanjay Manjrekar on commentary as fellow commentator Lisa Sthalekar could be heard laughing hysterically in the background. “This is a nice little byplay between the two. But you can sense that this is a crucial moment [in the match]. Yeah, he [Dhawan’s] not going to make the mistake [of leaving his crease] again,” said Sthalekar. “He’s done a twist from the ’60s,” concluded Manjrekar as replays of Dhawan’s odd, yet adorable, dance moves were shown in the replays. Dhawan played a handy knock of 56 in the match as he helped Delhi chase down the score with two balls to spare. The India international was dismissed by Hardus Viljoen and incidentally, it was Ashwin who took a fantastic catch, running to his left. After Dhawan’s dismissal, it was skipper Shreyas Iyer who took charge and saw his side home courtesy a man of the match performance. With that victory, Delhi moved to 12 points from 10 games and consolidated their third-place position on the points table. The capital franchise will face Rajasthan Royals in their next game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 22.