Reading 0 – 3 Preston

first_imgReading remain three points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table despite falling to a 3-0 defeat at home to Preston.Although Preston dominated the first half, Reading went closest to breaking the deadlock through a header from top scorer Lucas Joao.- Advertisement – Reading had won seven of their opening eight league matches but lost their unbeaten record in a 3-2 defeat away to Coventry last Friday.- Advertisement –  Image:Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring the opener for Preston Preston’s Daniel Johnson missed a penalty soon after half-time but two goals in a four-minute spell – from Scott Sinclair and Emil Riis Jakobsen – put paid to Reading’s hopes.The visitors added a third goal through Brad Potts in stoppage time to confirm their superiority. Preston opened brightly, forcing Reading to defend in numbers to protect goalkeeper Rafael.Potts found space on the edge of the home area but his weak effort failed to trouble Rafael as it drifted wide.Reading tried to threaten going forward but a promising move down the left flank ended with Preston ‘keeper Declan Rudd comfortably catching an Omar Richards cross.Preston continued to dominate, with Alan Browne off target with a 25-yard free-kick that flew narrowly over the crossbar.Jakobsen then shot across the face of the home goal after cutting in from the left wing.Approaching the interval, Reading finally made progress in attack.Rudd made a superb save to keep out Joao’s close-range header from a Sone Aluko cross.Soon after, Rudd was in action again to block Aluko’s firm shot at his near post.Preston could have gone ahead four minutes into the second period, when Reading defender Tom McIntyre clumsily fouled Jakobsen in the area.But Johnson, usually reliable from the spot, produced a tame penalty – after a laboured run-up – that Rafael saved with ease.Joao twice missed good opportunities to add to his nine-goal tally this season and Preston made sure he paid for his wastefulness.Sinclair touched in his fifth goal of the campaign past Rafael in the 64th minute, despite looking in a suspiciously offside position.And, four minutes later, Jakobsen got the better of a sluggish McIntyre to run towards Rafael before slotting home with precision.Reading rallied near the end but Potts slotted home Preston’s third in the 92nd minute after a fast break and pass from Tom Barkhuizen.What the managers said…Reading’s Veljko Paunovic: “I’m not disappointed but I feel the pain. When you lose a game, you have to absorb it. That’s what I told the players. You have to quickly bounce back and convert the pain into a positive energy for the next game.“The next game is all we have. If we lose or we win, we say – next day, next game. We have to acknowledge that we weren’t at our best today.”Preston’s Alex Neil: “This seems to be quite common for us on the road. We’ve been excellent on the road. First of all, I’m delighted with the win. But I’m still a bit perplexed at how poor we’ve been at home in comparison to being away. But we’ll enjoy tonight. We needed a good response from the players after the last two games, which have been tough for us at home.“The one thing that we have never lacked is spirit, endeavour and effort. And tonight I thought that we added a bit of quality to that. I thought that when we missed the penalty, that galvanised us a little bit. And once we got the first goal, that was really the key. Reading then came at us a bit more but we then really damaged them with our transition play and counter-attacks.” They were, though, on a 100 per cent league run at Madejski Stadium this term – four wins out of four, seven goals scored and none conceded.In contrast, Preston had lost all five games at home this season – collecting all their 10 points on the road.After a 2-2 draw at Norwich, they had picked up successive victories at Brentford, QPR and Huddersfield.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Drinks retailer brewing out-of-town schemes

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PREMIUM‘Stop prosecuting sex trafficking victims!’: Activists lambaste Gerindra lawmaker

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Gerindra-Party Sex-trafficking sex-workers Padang west-sumatra house-of-representatives Rights activists have urged the West Sumatra Police to stop their legal process against NN, a sex worker currently facing criminal charges after allegedly being entrapped by a lawmaker from the Gerindra Party, Andre Rosiade, in a hotel room in Padang last month, pointing out that the she is actually a victim of unaddressed human trafficking in Indonesia.The director of the Padang Legal Aid Institute (LBH Padang), Wendra Rona Putra, who represents NN in the case, explained that the 27-year-old single mother was involved in prostitution because she struggled to make a living to support her 2-year-old child in a city far from her home in West Java.”NN moved to Padang with her aunt to avoid her abusive partner and eventually became a sex worker to make ends meet,” Wendra said recently.He added that NN did not work alone, but had a manager, aka a pimp, who had allegedly …last_img read more

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LPFA’s managing director lands CEO role

first_imgThe London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has named managing director Robert Branagh as chief executive officer.Branagh joined LPFA in April 2018, replacing Mike Allen who retired. Former CEO Susan Martin had moved on to join Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) in 2016, an LPFA spokesman clarified.He added that the authority was then run through the roles of managing director and chair, with no CEO. He said the announcement is a change of structure, which “effectively (re)creates the role of CEO of LPFA”.The appointment follows the recruitment of LPFA’s management team, which now includes Peter Ballard, director of funding and risk, Morenike Ajayi, commercial and finance director, and Alistair Peck, member engagement and communications, the statement said. Ballard – who has worked for trustee, not for profit, private equity owned, and insurance businesses for the last 30 years – joined the £6.1bn (€7.3bn) local government pension scheme (LGPS) in February and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the fund’s funding policy, investment strategy, and employer covenant assessment.Ajayi joined last September, while Peck started in November, he confirmed.As for Branagh’s appointment, John Preston, who was named LPFA chair in January, said: “Robert’s new role reflects the next stage in the LPFA’s evolution.”He added that Branagh would also “lead on developing the LPFA’s strategic direction, supporting collaboration across the LGPS sector and raising our profile – particularly relating to our responsible investment and sustainability aspirations – across the industry”.The appointments also follow the successful conclusion of pooling by LPP and the setting out of a new strategic direction for both the pool and the fund over the next three to five years, LPFA stated.The LPFA, with over 90,000 members, 142 actively contributing employer, together with Lancashire County Council, is a shareholder of LPP – a pensions service provider for LGPS and other public sector pension funds.last_img read more

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Faroe plans Rungne spud for September. Targets 70 mmboe

Faroe Petroleum is preparing to spud its Rungne exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Transocean Arctic rig/ Image by Marcusroos, under Public Domain licenseIn an operational statement on Wednesday, Faroe said the well is expected to spud in September 2018, using the Transocean Arctic semi-submersible drilling rig.According to Faroe, the unrisked gross resources targeted are c. 70 mmboe.Worth noting, the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority on Wednesday said it had granted permission to Faroe for the use of the Transocean Arctic rig.However, what is interesting in the PSA announcement, is that the spud date there has been set for October, and not September. PSA said the drilling would last around 44 days, depending on whether a find is made.Following the completion of the drilling, regardless of the exact spud date, Faroe will move the rig to its Brasse East well, hoping to add further incremental reserves to the existing 2P reserves of 30.7 mmboe (net to Faroe) for the planned Brasse field development. The unrisked gross resources targeted are 12.5 mmboe.Faroe Petroleum’s production averaged 12,402 boepd in the first half of 2018.Offshore Energy Today Staff read more

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The Netherlands Didn’t Actually Euthanize Noa Pothoven, But Letting Her Kill Herself Wasn’t Much Better

first_imgCity Journal 5 June 2019Family First Comment: Remember the Dutch 17y/o euthanasia case that wasn’t euthanasia? That doesn’t make things any better.“…But even allowing a 17-year-old girl to dehydrate herself to death, in front of others, makes one feel uncomfortable, to say the least. She was refused euthanasia earlier because those who would have been responsible for killing her felt that she was too young: her brain, and her character, were not fully formed. Were her brain and character nevertheless formed enough for her to kill herself in front of others? In France, those who watched her die would have been guilty of a criminal offense.”Euthanasia changes attitudes. Don’t go there.If I were Dutch, I would not be altogether reassured by the ease with which it was widely (though mistakenly) believed that a 17-year-old girl named Noa Pothoven was put to death by doctors because of her unbearable mental suffering, rather than the fact that she was actually allowed to refuse all food and drink until she died of dehydration. The first was believed because putting a depressed teenager to death is the kind of thing many people have come to expect of the Netherlands.Their expectations are not the result of mere prejudice. In August 2017, a Dutch doctor published a letter about the evolution of euthanasia in the country. “In 2015,” he wrote, “92 percent of the patients who received physician assisted dying had a serious somatic disease,” from which it follows that 8 percent (or 450 persons in absolute numbers) did not. Even this number may be an underestimate, for it was based on a survey to which only 78 percent of doctors replied. Furthermore, “serious somatic disease” is not the same as “imminently fatal disease.”Dutch law does not require that the illness from which a candidate for euthanasia is suffering be terminal or indeed physical. In 1994, a psychiatrist, Boudewijn Chabot, was tried because he had administered fatal poison to a woman who had no physical illness and, according to him, no psychiatric disorder, either, but who simply wanted to die to rejoin her two sons, who had died before her. The lower courts exonerated him; the supreme court found him guilty but did not punish him, and allowed him to continue in practice. The only reason that he was found guilty of anything was that he had failed to consult a second doctor over his decision—a second opinion not being much of a safeguard, considering how doctors tend to defer to one another’s clinical wisdom. Interestingly, Chabot has himself since become alarmed at the looseness with which the legal criteria are now being applied, the routinization of the decision-making, the rubber-stamping for death.In other words, the initial story about Pothoven was credible, though it turned out to be false. But even allowing a 17-year-old girl to dehydrate herself to death, in front of others, makes one feel uncomfortable, to say the least. She was refused euthanasia earlier because those who would have been responsible for killing her felt that she was too young: her brain, and her character, were not fully formed. Were her brain and character nevertheless formed enough for her to kill herself in front of others? In France, those who watched her die would have been guilty of a criminal offense.By all accounts, her end was peaceful. Here she performed a valuable service: she successfully demonstrated that euthanasia is not necessary. All that is necessary for a person wishing to die to achieve his aim is to stop drinking for a relatively short time, and for his wishes to be respected. Proper care will ensure that he or she is comfortable.Pothoven’s unbearable personal suffering was caused, she said, by the sexual abuse that she had suffered when she was 11, and rape by two men when she was 14. Certainly, she suffered severely from anorexia nervosa, on one occasion requiring hospitalization to save her from organ failure. But until very late in the day, said her mother, “We didn’t get it. Noa is sweet, beautiful, smart, social and always cheerful. How is it possible that she wants to die?”READ MORE: https://www.city-journal.org/euthanasia-noa-pothovenlast_img read more

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Indiana Derby

first_imgNext weekend will be the 2017 version of the Indiana Derby.  Friday afternoon and Saturday night at the Indiana Grand Casino and Track in Shelbyville will be the site of the top horse racing card in the United States.  Over a million dollars in purses will be awarded with the Indiana Derby race on Saturday as the highlight event.Many of the top owners and trainers will bring their horses to the Indiana Grand.  Even some of the west coast horses have been brought to Shelbyville for this event in the past. If you don’t have your ticket by now, you will have to fight your way to the standing crowd outside the track.  Only events like the Kentucky Derby will make this crowd look small.  In the last several years, Indiana horse racing has gained a prominent spot on the racing calendar.  Last year two of the Kentucky Derby contenders were brought to Shelbyville for this event.  Indiana horse racing is becoming more and more popular.last_img read more

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Lady Cardinals Split Games With Lady Wildkats

first_imgThe St. Louis Schools 5th Grade team opened the season on Wednesday, January 22 defeating the St. Mary’s (North Vernon) Wildkats 41 to 5. The Cardinals jumped out to a big lead early with a stout defense and was able to hold the Wildkats scoreless at halftime with a 19 – 0 score. The Cardinals put the game away in the 3rd quarter by going on a 16 – 0 before finally giving up their first points off a free throw. The Cardinals were lead in scoring by Ella King with 14 points and Madden Showalter with 10. Belle Young added 7 points and Mimi Smith contributed 6 points. The 5th grade next game is Thursday, January 23 when they travel to Brookville to play St. Michael’s Schools.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young.The St. Louis 6th Grade Girls Basketball team traveled to St. Mary’s North Vernon to face the Wildkats for a second time. The Cardinals showed major improvements on their defensive game and held the Wildkats to 26 points. Unfortunately, the girls had a hard time getting points on the board. The Cardinals lost 26-10. Jaelyn Owens scored the only 2 points in the first half of the game, getting us on the board. Rachel Suttmann led in scoring with 6 points and Karsyn Watson added the other 2 points for the night. Bridget Lohmueller set the tone for some great defense and Meg Ritter did an excellent job rebounding. Katelyn Rahe, Paige Watters, and Cora Roth helped round out our defensive game. The Cardinals move to 1-2 on the season.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.last_img read more

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Breaking: Coronavirus: Euro 2020 postponed

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Uefa has postponed Euro 2020 until June 11, 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Norwegian Football Association. The European governing body held a teleconference on Tuesday with all 55 associate members, as well as a representative from FifPro. Uefa are yet to officially announce the postponement, but the Norwegian FA have issued a short statement to claim that the European Championship will now become Euro 2021 and get underway on June 11 next year, with the final taking place on July 11. In a post on Twitter, the NFF said: “Uefa has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming.”Tags: CoronavirusEuro 2020Euro 2021Norwegian Football FederationUEFAlast_img read more

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Southampton captain Jose Fonte signs new three-year deal

first_imgSouthampton captain Jose Fonte has signed a new three-year contract with the club. Fonte joined Saints from Crystal Palace in January 2010 and has been a key figure in the team’s rise from League One to the Barclays Premier League. The 31-year-old’s new contract extends his stay at St Mary’s by one year, with his previous deal due to expire in 2017. Press Association “I’m obviously very pleased and very happy,” Fonte said. “I want to thank the manager, Les Reed, Ralph [Krueger], Katharina [Liebherr] – all of the staff and all of the board – for showing their trust and belief in me. “I am extremely happy that they are giving me this opportunity to keep being in this great club, and I hope I can give back with good performances and by helping the club move forward. “This is where I feel happy and where I’ve been very successful, so this is where I want to be and where I want to win.” Fonte was appointed team captain by manager Ronald Koeman at the start of last season and led Southampton to a seventh-place finish, the club’s highest in the history of the Premier League. Koeman said: “I’m very pleased because he’s an important player for the team – he’s our captain. “He has played already several years for the club and he is really feeling well in Southampton – he’s a great professional and an example of how you have to behave in football. “He knows what you have to do to develop yourself, and I’m very happy that he stays for more years.” Fonte is set for his 240th Southampton appearance against Leicester on Saturday and the defender’s progress has also earned him seven caps for Portugal. “This sets a tremendous example for young players,” executive director of football Les Reed added. “As skipper, Jose has demonstrated leadership qualities that all young players should aspire to and it is good for them to see such long-term dedication to the club.” last_img read more

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