Tottenham and Aston Villa charged by FA for Villa Park scuffle

first_img Aston Villa and Tottenham players clash at Villa Park Aston Villa and Tottenham have been charged by the FA for failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during their clash on Sunday.Villa striker Christian Benteke was sent off following a scrap during the second-half which involved several players from both sides.Spurs eventually claimed a late victory at Villa Park as goals from Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane in the last ten minutes earned them a 2-1 victory over their ten-man hosts.Benteke clashed with Spurs midfielders Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason in front of the dugouts before shoving the latter in the face, which sparked a melee between the two teams.It has prompted a reaction from the FA, with a statement reading: “Both Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by the FA following their game on Sunday 2 November 2014.“It is alleged that in or around the 66th minute of the game, the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.“Both clubs have until 6pm on 10 November 2014 to respond to the charge.” 1last_img read more

Breeding for faster-growing bluegills and yellow perch

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Inside cool water-filled tanks in southern Ohio, the laws of nature are being defied. Female yellow perch mate with other female yellow perch; male bluegills with other male bluegills.This might make one wonder, unless, of course, your profession is selective breeding of fish, and your goal is to get them to grow faster. Hanping Wang, who manages The Ohio State University’s Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development, has succeeded in raising faster-growing fish by artificially mating them in a not so typical way.On average, the resulting offspring reach market size six months faster than bluegills or yellow perch bred out of standard male-female mating. That’s because among yellow perch, females grow quicker than males. Among bluegills, males grow faster than females.For an Ohio fish farmer, having fish that mature faster than average could be a significant savings in fish food and in time waiting to sell them, said Wang, whose center in Piketon is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The aim of the center is to spur the state’s aquaculture industry, in part through research on two of the state’s most common fish: yellow perch and bluegill.Aquaculture, the practice of raising fish in a controlled environment of indoor tanks or outdoor ponds, is slowly growing, but still a relatively small Ohio industry. In 2017, 227 people in the state had permits allowing them to sell seafood. Any advances in farming that make it faster or easier to raise fish or shellfish could prove useful and profitable.“We’re using the animals’ maximum potential to make them grow faster for human benefit,” Wang said. “We have to do it this way to meet the growing need for food, specifically protein. You need to have a process to produce more animals — more chickens, cows, pigs and fish.”Among yellow perch, the females grow 60 to 70% faster than the males, and they grow larger than the males. As a result, it makes sense that a breeder would want to produce the fastest-growing female yellow perch. So Wang did exactly that. He mated females to females with the help of grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state-based Ohio Sea Grant program, which funds research in the Great Lakes and aquaculture.On average, it takes a farmer 16 months to raise a yellow perch to reach market size. Now it can take as little as 10 months if neo-males are mated with typical female yellow perch, Wang said.“The farmer saves on labor, saves on feed and saves on space,” he said.With bluegills, the males grow faster and bigger than the females. So, Wang took males and mated them with males through a process similar to what was done with the yellow perch, so they became what Wang calls “neo-females.” The offspring of a neo-female bluegill and a male bluegill were all male fish that could grow to 1 pound, the size needed to sell them, in about a year, cutting three to five months off the typical time needed for them to mature.“It doesn’t matter if it’s a fish or a tomato or a soybean, if you can shorten the amount of time it takes to grow the item to market size while still maintaining the same nutritional quality, that will just improve the farmer’s profit margin,” said Matthew Smith, an OSU Extension aquaculture specialist. Smith’s main priority is expanding sustainable, profitable fish farms in Ohio.Aquaculture can play a critical role as our oceans and Great Lakes are overfished, Smith said. “It’s a way to provide a balance.”last_img read more

Indian soldier dies in Pakistan firing

first_imgOne soldier was killed in a fierce exchange of fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri as Pakistan resorted to “unprovoked” ceasefire violation in Pir Panchal Valley’s Rajouri district and the Kashmir Valley and two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a ‘commander’, were killed in an encounter in Anantnag on Tuesday.A Jammu-based Army spokesman identified the soldier killed as Naik Krishan Lal. “The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Sunderbani Sector in Rajouri on Tuesday. The Indian Army responded strongly and effectively. Heavy damage to Pakistani Army posts and casualties to Pakistani soldiers have been inflicted by our troops,” he said.Rajouri and Poonch districts have witnessed intermittent incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the past one week, which left a 12-day infant dead and two civilians injured.Pakistani troops also resorted to heavy firing and shelling in Kashmir’s Kupwara from 1 p.m. up to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The residents of Karnah had to ran for cover as shells rained near residential areas. Nazir Ahmad, a local, said his family members were stranded at different locations for many hours due to the sudden shelling.“Two residents received minor injuries and were shifted to the Sub-District Hospital, Tangdhar. Both are out of danger,” said sub-divisional magistrate Dr. Alyas Ahmad.National Conference (NC) president and Srinagar MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah said it was the population living across the LoC that had to bear the brunt of escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.“It’s high-time both the countries respected the dignity of lives of people living across the border. The need of the hour calls for total cessation of hostilities,” he said.2 Jaish militants killedThe police said the slain militants were JeM commander Fayaz Panzoo from Tral and his associate Shaan Showkat from Kanalwan area.“Panzoo was a top commander and was involved in an attack on the CRPF in Anantnag town on June 12 this year, which left five CRPF personnel and one police officer dead,” said the police.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho helped me evolve as a player: Chelsea midfielder Oscar

first_imgChelsea Football Club midfielder Oscar heaped praise on manager Jose Mourinho, saying the latter developed his career in the club and helped him evolve as a player.”I played very briefly under Roberto di Matteo, who I liked. Under Rafa Benitez, I did not play too much, although I do think he was a good manager. But Jose has been the one who has really brought me on and developed my career,” Oscar was quoted as saying by adidas on Monday.”He has helped me evolve as a player and I think his real strength is in understanding how to get the very best out of his players. It is great working with him,” he said.Also read: Chelsea end slump with win over nine-man Arsenal The Brazil star credited the Portuguese for educating him particularly on the role of a No.10.”This is where Mourinho has been great for me. He says that I’ve evolved mentally and tactically and he’s right, I’ve learned from him what a no.10 needs to be,” the 24-year-old said.”It’s about coordinating things, analysing the game around you, creating that balance and making things happen,” Oscar said.last_img read more

Parupalli Kashyap, Harsheel Dani in China Grand Prix Gold pre-quarters

first_imgIndian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.Kashyap, who is playing his first tournament after a shoulder injury in more than three months, defeated Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16, 21-17 to progress to the pre-quarterfinals.However, bigger test awaits the 2012 London Olympian as he will meet Chinese third seed Qiao Bin in the next round.Joining Kashyap in the next round was Dani, who got the better of China’s Yan Runze 21-16, 22-20 in 36 minutes.The youngster will face Chinese Sun Feixiang in the next round at the Olympic Sports Centre.Meanwhile, women shuttlers Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka suffered losses.Krisha lost to Li Yun 18-21, 11-21 in 34 minutes, while Uttejitha was defeated by Li Wenmei 4-21, 21-13, 12-21 in 49 minutes.last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra, we love you, but that’s a really odd jacket you’re wearing

first_imgPriyanka Chopra is leaving no stone unturned in promoting her Hollywood debut film, Baywatch. Toggling between multiple talk shows and press sessions is no easy task but PeeCee does everything with utmost ease, while looking her stunning self, of course.The ravishing Quantico star has been donning some of the most stylish outfits of the season while surpassing our expectations. While her all-leather black, dress and that divine white outfit she wore for Baywatch promotions in Mumbai,  made us go heart-eyes over the Exotic singer, one of her recent looks clearly missed the signature  PeeCee charm we’re all die-hard fans of.Also Read: Priyanka Chopra has proven she can pull off a leather dress like no one elseRecently, Piggy Chops was spotted at the airport in the kind of outfit that was a little too shabby to be donned by someone like her–a celeb who featured on the Victoria’s Secret’s list for being the best dressed woman at an international red carpet.While we refused to believe that Priyanka was actually spotted in that hot pink, oversized jacket with floral prints on the border, her gorgeous face did manage to negate its effect.Picture courtesy: Instagram/afashionistadiaries The weird shade of hot pink and the strange looking flowers on the border made for a not-so-great colour blend, but we’re trying to reason why PeeCee picked that jacket. Being the fashion genius that she is, we’re sure there’s something our commoner eyes cannot see.Taking our eyes off from PeeCee’s jacket wasn’t that great an idea, because her skinny, black jeans made things worse for the outfit. The unflattering black jeans that she donned were everything but well-fitted. In fact, they were a little too long for PeeCee and ruffled around her ankles–that’s the shabby part of the ensemble.advertisementAlso Read: Priyanka Chopra spills blue magic at the Baywatch premiereWhile her jacket and jeans turned out to be dud choices, the black stilettos she was sporting didn’t compliment the outfit either. PeeCee’s shoes were pretty, but definitely not the kind of pretty the outfit needed.PeeCee has been wooing the world with her chic outfits abroad and back home, and has bestowed upon us brilliant ensembles. So, we can really let this pass.last_img read more

The Baltic Viasat channels will continue to air Fo

first_imgThe Baltic Viasat channels will continue to air Formula One motor racing after the MTG-backed broadcaster extended its rights deal.The deal now runs until end-2014 and covers free-to-air, pay TV and digital rights. The company’s free channels will air highlights of F1 races and the pay TV channels will offer full coverage.last_img

German sports broadcaster Sport1 will launch its h

first_imgGerman sports broadcaster Sport1 will launch its high definition network Sport1+ HD via Sky Deutschland in August after striking a carriage deal with the News Corp-backed pay TV operator.The channel, which is a subsidiary of Constantin Medien, will be available to all HD subscribers to the sports or football Bundesliga package. The channel will air sporting events including the ATP World Tour tennis and motorcycle racing from the the Motorcycle World Championship MotoGP.last_img

Googles Chromecast is offering new US customers a

first_imgGoogle’s Chromecast is offering new US customers a two-month Hulu Plus subscription.The streaming HDMI dongle retails for US$35 in the US and a subscription to Hulu’s premium service is US$7.99 a month.The offer, which became active today, is not as generous as the one Chromecast offered at launch, when buyers got a three months Netflix subscription.The Chromecast first launched in the US before rolling out internationally.It is now also in several international markets including the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.last_img