first_imgCharlie Austin’s first Premier League goal put QPR ahead at Loftus Road.Austin pounced in first-half injury time, smashing into the roof of the net after Leroy Fer had headed Joey Barton’s left-wing corner back across goal.Fer and Austin had both gone close to opening the scoring before the latter got Rangers’ first goal of the season.Dutch midfielder Fer, making his home debut, struck the post with a 30-yard effort just after the half-hour mark.Rangers welcomed back Austin following his recovery from a hamstring problem but Loic Remy, who is expected to join Chelsea, was not in their matchday squad, although he is at the game.Connor Wickham was in the thick of the early action, setting up Patrick van Aanholt, who fired into the side netting, before the Sunderland forward headed Austin’s header from Barton’s corner off the line.Wickham also sent a shot wide of the target and QPR keeper Rob Green produced a fine save low down to his left to deny Steven Fletcher.Rangers finished the half strongly and keeper Vito Mannone saved at the feet of Austin after he had been put through by Barton.However, Austin’s emphatic finish just before the break gave Mannone little chance. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill; Barton, Mutch, Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Austin. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery or video on your mobile device.OAKLAND — It’s been an ugly year for the Raiders, but in what was possibly their final home game ever at the Coliseum on Christmas Eve, their fans were gifted the type performance they all envisioned for their team when Jon Gruden was re-hired back in January.A torrential rainfall poured down on the Coliseum for most of the pregame, but that cleared up by kickoff as the Raiders (4-11) then opened up floodgates of …last_img

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … iPhone users, take note: Google is releasing a new update for Google Maps for iPhone that promises faster local searches and a cleaner interface to help find the places you want to be. It should only extend Google’s lead over Apple’s own troubled iPhone maps app. According to the Google Maps blog, the update will feature new English-language versions for seven Middle Eastern nations: Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.Even more useful, especially if you’re using Google Contacts instead of the iPhone’s native Contacts app, is the capability to integrate that data with the Google Maps app. Logged in users will see nearby friends’s addresses when they view local maps, according to Salahuddin Choudhary, Product Manager, Google Maps.Local searches will get faster by virtue of graphical tools and icons that will get the search job done quicker. Related Posts Tags:#Google#Google maps#international#iOS#maps “For faster local search, you can tap one of the new icons for restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other types of places to quickly see nearby haunts,” Choudhary wrote. “So if you’re in a rush and need a quick coffee, just tap the search box, then the coffee cup icon, to see the cafes closest to you.”(See also Google Maps: 10 Million Lost iPhone Users Breathe Sigh Of Relief.)The update is a small set of tweaks to an app that was very much awaited prior to its release in December 2012 – and that is already widely considered superior to the debacle that was Apple Maps. It will be interesting to see if Apple has any major changes planned to compete with the innovation Google is still pushing out.Images courtesy of Google. brian proffitt Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_img Click on the graphic to access a PDF copy. Return to article. Long DescriptionClick on the graphic to access a PDF copy.The Early Intervention team’s four-part webinar series for 2019 will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. This webinar series will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders. These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits for early intervention and Board Certified Behavior Analysts.  To learn more and to RSVP, use the links below.What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & FamiliesDr. Hedda Meadan will lead us through the process of diagnosing autism. The prevalence of autism, early signs, and the screening and diagnosis process will also be covered. In addition, Dr. Meadan will discuss strategies for supporting families during this time.Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism In this webinar, Dr. Jamie Pearson and Dr. Meadan will discuss common challenges families of children with autism face related to diet, nutrition, and selective eating. Drs. Pearson and Meadan will talk about the effects of dietary preferences and limitations. They will also share strategies for helping children eat a more balanced, nutritious diet.Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism Dr. Katie Wolfe and Dr. Meadan will provide strategies professionals can use to support families who experience challenges during outings. The presenters will share information about safety and social concerns related to outings with children with autism. In addition, Drs. Wolfe and Meadan will promote building a family’s confidence to support their children. Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with AutismLearn how young children with autism can be included in preschool and childcare programs in this session with Dr. Mandy Rispoli and Dr. Meadan.  What inclusion is and its benefits will be discussed.  Drs. Rispoli and Meadan will provide information about environmental modifications that may help children with autism in group settings.Series Homepage by Crystal Williamslast_img read more

first_imgKane Williamson scored his second double century as New Zealand achieved their highest innings total and continued to dominate Bangladesh at the end of the third day of the first Test in Hamilton on Saturday.The New Zealand captain finished on 200 not out as his side posted a record score of 715 for six declared in their first innings – a lead of 481 runs – midway through the afternoon session at Seddon Park.Bangladesh were 174 for 4 at the close of play, still 307 runs adrift from making New Zealand bat again and staring at a massive innings defeat.Soumya Sarkar was 39 not out with stand-in captain Mahmudullah on 15 at the close of play.New Zealand’s previous highest innings total of 690 was scored against Pakistan in Sharjah in 2014.The hosts had resumed on Saturday on 451 for 4 with Williamson on 93 and nightwatchman Neil Wagner one not out.Wagner smashed a quickfire 47 from 35 balls, falling short of his maiden Test half century, before BJ Watling was dismissed for 31 in the final over before lunch to set up a Colin de Grandhomme cameo after the break.The aggressive all-rounder hit 76 not out, which included five sixes and four boundaries, as he and Williamson added 110 runs in 91 balls.Williamson, whose highest Test score is 242 not out, brought up his second double century when he dispatched a short delivery from Abu Jayed behind square for his 19th boundary.He then had a short chat with de Grandhomme and declared the innings closed, giving his bowlers about 45 minutes to bowl at Bangladesh before the tea break.advertisementTamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam gave the visitors a rollicking start with an opening partnership of 88 before Shadman fell to Wagner’s short-pitched delivery for 37.Trent Boult then dismissed Mominul Haque (eight) and Mohammad Mithun (nought) in successive overs to leave Bangladesh at 110 for three.Tamim added to his impressive attacking 126 in the first innings with 74 in the second but was bounced out by Tim Southee and his dismissal left Bangladesh reeling on 126 for 4.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_img Two new divisions have been established at the National Land Agency (NLA) to continue the titling of land under the Registration of Titles Act.They are the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) and the Adjudication Services Division (ASD).The departments were created out of the merger of the NLA with the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), the latter of which was officially closed in December 2018.Senior Director of LAMD, Felicia Wiltshire, explained that the new division will “continue the functions of LAMP as you know it”.“The NLA (through LAMD) will be assisting persons in getting registered titles, and where titles exist, we will assist persons in dealing with these titles, such as estates, and whole or part transfer of titles,” she noted, while addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (April 2).Senior Director of the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) of the National Land Agency (NLA), Felicia Wiltshire, outlines the functions of the new division during a JIS Think Tank on April 2. The departments were created out of the merger of the NLA with the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), the latter of which was officially closed in December 2018. They are the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) and the Adjudication Services Division (ASD). Two new divisions have been established at the National Land Agency (NLA) to continue the titling of land under the Registration of Titles Act.center_img Story Highlights The project areas for LAMD operations are St. Catherine, excluding Portmore; St. Mary; Portland; St. Thomas; Rock Hall, St. Andrew; Lawrence Tavern and its environs in St. Andrew; and Rose Town, Kingston.Ms. Wiltshire told JIS News that LAMD stages monthly meetings in rural parishes to facilitate beneficiaries.“Although we are located at Ardenne Road, at the end of every month, we have meetings in St. Thomas, St. Mary and Portland, so persons don’t have to come into Kingston. We will go into the communities, meet with beneficiaries, open files and get documents to assist in accelerating the programme for land titling,” she said.The Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, recently announced a push to issue 20,000 land titles in three years starting April 1.This will be achieved by continuing the process of voluntary land titling through LAMD, and by way of systematic land titling under the new ASD.The new divisions will work together to achieve the overall goal by targeting 4,000 titles in year one and 8,000 titles for each of the second and third years.Senior Director of the ASD, Shalise Porteous, said that the mandate of the division “is to assist landowners who have been in open, undisturbed and undisputed possession of their land for upwards of 12 years, to claim ownership of the land via systematic registration using the adjudication process”.Systematic land titling will facilitate the orderly registration of parcels of land in designated areas to authoritatively ascertain existing ownership rights. While the legislative framework for systematic registration is not yet in place, the ASD is already clear on how it will go about meeting the target.“The parishes with the lowest rate of registration will be targeted and any area where there is some sort of economic activity, for example farming, where we know that persons will benefit from having a certificate of title for the parcels of land, those are the areas that we are targeting,” explained Ms. Porteous.last_img read more

first_img Facebook CONSULT THE LIST OF RECIPIENTSHighlightsIn total, 1, 154 organizations received core funding110 organizations received core funding for the first time (10% of total number of organizations)Approximately $117M in core funding was awarded in 2017-18, compared to $92M in 2016-17Approximately 2 out of 3 organizations are receiving an increase, accessing core funding for the first time, or returning to core fundingThe remainder (34%)  will continue to receive a stable level of fundingAmong Indigenous, Official Language Minority Communities, culturally diverse, and Deaf and or disability arts organizations:178 organizations received core funding62% received an increase24 received core funding for the first timeCore funding definedCore grants are funding opportunities intended for organizations. They cover a broad array of expenses, usually covering costs over multiple years. Core funding grant components are available through the Explore and Create, Engage and Sustain, Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Supporting Artistic Practice and Arts Across Canada programs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Around this time last year, we announced our investment plans for the new funds we would be receiving incrementally over a five-year period ($550 million), and to date we have received approximately 20% of the total budget increase promised by the government.This historic reinvestment in the Canada Council is a strong vote of confidence by the federal government in the potential of the arts to contribute to our economic and social development. To maximize this potential, we have made various commitments through 2021, including:allocating 88.5% of the new Canada Council funds toward grants, payments and prizes to artists and arts organizations;increasing the total funds allocated to core grants by 55% and to project grants by 224%, which amounts to a 50-50 split between core and project grants;tripling our support to Indigenous arts;doubling our international support to boost the presence of the arts from Canada on the world stage;investing $88.5 million in the Digital Strategy Fund; andawarding 25% of new funds to new recipients.Peer assessment committees have evaluated the core funding grant applications, and ranked organizations based on the strength of the proposals. The Canada Council has allocated funds on the basis of these rankings and our strategic priorities.last_img read more

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan2017 Record: 8-5 (5-4 Big Ten)Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh2018 Record: 3-1 (1-0 Big Ten)All-time record vs. OSU: 58-49What has happened thus far in 2018:Michigan opened its year up in a highly anticipated matchup against then-No. 12 Notre Dame, but fell to the Fighting Irish on the road in a 24-17 loss. The Wolverines have since taken care of business, beating Western Michigan, Southern Methodist and Nebraska by a combined score of 150-33. Again boasting one of the top defenses in the league, Michigan has allowed just 14.3 points per game while its offense has averaged 41.8 points and 420.8 yards per game.Impact Player:The easy answer would be junior defensive lineman Rashan Gary. A 2017 member of the first team All-Big Ten lineup, Gary appears destined to be taken early in the 2019 NFL Draft and will be a tormenter to offensive lines throughout the season. But if Michigan is going to have a successful season, junior quarterback Shea Patterson will have to be the team’s impact player. The Wolverines have not received consistent production from their starting quarterbacks in the past, but adding the former fourth-overall prospect in the nation according to 247Sports’ 2016 Composite Rankings — Gary ranked No. 1 — could help the offense find a reliable man under center like the team has not seen in years. Patterson was just 20-of-30 with an interception and no touchdowns against Notre Dame, though he has completed 41-of-57 passes since then with seven touchdowns and only one interception.Strengths:Entering the year, there were no questions asked about whether Michigan’s defense would remain the reason the team is competitive. While it could not totally ballast the team against Notre Dame, the defense did nearly all it could. The Fighting Irish averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and only 170 passing yards. With Gary, defensive end Chase Winovich, first team All-Big Ten linebacker Devin Bush and a stout secondary, Michigan’s defense will again be counted on to keep the Wolverines in games, if not win them altogether.Weaknesses:That defense will have to be the support group for the team because even with Patterson, Michigan lacks the offensive weapons around him to make for a truly potent offense. Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has, at times, looked the part of the former top 2017 wide receiver recruit in the country, but hauled in only 38 yards on six catches against Notre Dame. Other options like former four-star tight end Zach Gentry and four-star wideout Nico Collins give Patterson additional targets, but need to prove themselves against top competition — though Patterson did connect with Collins on a 52-yard pass in the season-opener. read more