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  • Hughes: Rangers will cope without Taarabt

    first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes insists Adel Taarabt’s absence will not affect his team’s chances of causing an upset in this weekend’s west London derby.The Moroccan’s sending-off against Tottenham means he is suspended for Sunday’s vital game at Stamford Bridge, where the stakes will be high for both sides.Chelsea are chasing a top-four finish, while Rangers know one win from their remaining three matches could be enough to keep them in the Premier League.Taarabt will miss Sunday’s vital derby.Taarabt has been instrumental in taking the R’s close to safety, scoring in their victories against Spurs and Arsenal.His ban is an untimely blow but Hughes has the option of recalling striker Djibril Cisse, who recently served a suspension.“It’s a bit of a loss, obviously, but we can cope. We’ve got good players to come in,” said Hughes.“Djibril didn’t play in the game against Tottenham and he’s an option for me. We’ll be okay.”Taarabt’s dismissal came after he petulantly kicked the ball away and was shown a second yellow card.It belied the fact that the 22-year-old, whose temperament has often been questioned, has shown greater maturity in recent months.Hughes added: “There’s been a marked difference and that’s a credit to him. He’s embraced what we’ve told him and looks a better player for it.“He’s still a young player and I just sense that he’s maturing. His understanding of the game and what’s required is getting much better.”Advertising on West London SportSee also: Delighted Hughes eyes Chelsea clash after Rangers see off SpursRedknapp has no regrets about letting Taarabt leave SpursTaarabt taunts Tottenham and takes QPR closer to safetyVideo: Fans celebrate QPR’s vital win against SpursBoss Hughes keen to cement Taarabt’s long-term future at QPRQPR star in line for bumper contract offerHughes insists Taarabt will not leave QPRI’ll turn Taarabt into a top player, says bossFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Maine Slashes Its Efficiency Program

    first_imgLawmakers are dismayed, but PUC says the law is clear“This decision by two members of the PUC makes absolutely no sense,” state Sen. Dawn Hill, a York Democrat, said in a written statement, according to the Press Herald. “Underfunding a program that has a proven track record of helping businesses and homeowners save money on their energy bills is a short-sighted decision.” In a statement posted at its website, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, an environmental advocacy group, said the vote was a “surprising and unfortunate development” that would cost state residents as much as $265 million a year in missed savings.The NRCM said the vote was part of a “very disturbing trend” that included an earlier PUC vote to reopen discussions on two previously approved wind farms in the state.PUC spokesman Harry Lanphear said that commissioners in favor of the cutback were simply following the letter of the law.“The law is completely clear and completely unambiguous as to how we do the calculation of the cap, and that was their decision,” he said by telephone. “The other side, some people would say that wasn’t the intent of the legislation, but the law that was passed, the law that went on the floor that was passed, was crystal clear. Our job is to implement the laws passed by the legislature and that’s what we’re doing.”After the legislation was approved, lawmakers followed up with a letter to the PUC explaining their intent that efficiency spending be capped at $60 million. Lanphear said commissioners considered the letter, but in the end decided the law as written took precedence.Electric rates won’t be going up as a result of the ruling, he said, and that current Efficiency Maine programs would not be affected.Currently, the program adds about 78 cents a month to the average residential power bill. That would have increased to about $3.13 a month if the PUC had interpreted the law as legislators had apparently intended, The Press Herald said. Utility regulators in Maine have voted to trim funding for a statewide program that pays for energy efficiency improvements in homes and businesses, from the $60 million state lawmakers said they were expecting to $22 million.Efficiency Maine, an independent agency that underwrites a variety of programs designed to reduce energy consumption, gets money from several sources, including a surcharge on electric bills. The vote by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on March 17 affects the amount of money that can be collected and spent on efficiency programs such as weatherization, heating system upgrades, and more efficient lighting.The 2-1 vote was part of a rule-making followup to legislation passed in 2013. Flabbergasted lawmakers said their intent for a $60 million cap was clear, but regulators said they were simply following the letter of the law.A clerical mistake in the bill as it left committee — the omission of the word “and” — may be to blame, according to a report in The Portland Press Herald.The vote doesn’t affect current spending plans, but it if left uncorrected will be a blow. Efficiency Maine’s fiscal report for 2014 said the program had invested $36 million in efficiency upgrades last year that would save $192 million in long-term avoided energy costs. Benefits directly affected 261,000 participants last year.Michael Stoddard, Efficiency Maine’s executive director, said by phone it was still up in the air exactly how the reduced funding would affect the agency’s program. If left as is, changes would kick in with the budget year that begins July 1, 2016last_img read more

  • Redick’s 3s, Simmons’ triple-double lift 76ers over Pacers

    first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, blocks the shot attempt by Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — J.J. Redick has seen plenty in his 12 NBA seasons, yet he insists he’s never heard a louder regular-season crowd.Those fans in Philadelphia were going bonkers over their new sharpshooter.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort After Redick’s 3 made it 113-110, Domantas Sabonis was called for a charge at the other end and fouled out. After two empty possessions that included Joel Embiid missing a dunk, Simmons slipped and it appeared Philadelphia was going to turn it over.But Redick ended up with the ball and drilled an off-balance 3 as the shot clock expired.“Believe it or not, it is something that I occasionally practice,” Redick said.Each team led by nine points in an up-tempo game before the Sixers took control behind Redick, who signed a free-agent deal with Philadelphia in the offseason.Turner hadn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Indiana’s season-opening win against Brooklyn on Oct. 18. McMillan had Turner come off the bench, and after a rusty start, he helped Indiana dominate inside in the first half.Turner had a thunderous dunk over Dario Saric late in the first quarter and blocked Embiid’s jumper early in the second. His 3-pointer ignited a late 9-0 run that helped Indiana to a 63-56 halftime lead.But Turner struggled with his shot in the second half and Embiid got the better of him late.“He was a little rusty,” McMillan said. “He had to play more minutes than we probably would have liked. Sabonis got in foul trouble. He missed some shots that he’s capable of knocking down, and just timing.”Embiid had 18 points and nine rebounds. Robert Covington scored 22 for the 76ers, who shot 50 percent from the field.TIP-INS Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “He’s amazing,” Simmons said.Simmons was pretty good, too. He had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double in a rookie season delayed a year because of injury.The Sixers (5-4) last had a winning record when they were also 5-4 on Nov. 13, 2013, but their painful rebuild appears near an end as they won their fourth straight game.Victor Oladipo shook off a slow start to score 31 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 21 and Myles Turner had 11 points and nine rebounds in his return from a concussion for the Pacers. They were outscored 11-0 to close the game as their three-game winning streak was snapped.“We had a couple possessions where we had open looks,” coach Nate McMillan said. “You have to knock those shots down.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers: F T.J. Leaf didn’t return after spraining his left ankle early in the second quarter. McMillan said X-rays were negative. . Damien Wilkins (personal reasons) was inactive.76ers: Richaun Holmes had several loud dunks during an effective third-quarter stint in his season debut. The center had been out since breaking his left wrist in the preseason. . Furkan Kormaz was assigned to Delaware of the G-League after the game.ROUGHHOUSINGEmbiid was called for a Flagrant 1 foul late in the first quarter when he swatted Thaddeus Young on the head on Young’s dunk.UP NEXTThe Pacers visit the New York Knicks on Sunday night.The 76ers have three days off before starting a five-game trip out West on Tuesday night at Utah. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Porzingis has 37, leads Knicks over Suns Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Redick scored 31 points and hit three decisive 3-pointers late, Ben Simmons had a triple-double and the 76ers moved above .500 for the first time in nearly four years with a 121-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.Redick said he had “goosebumps” hearing the ear-splitting sellout crowd finally get a chance to celebrate success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all recognize the significance of tonight and getting over .500 for the first time in a long time,” Redick said. “My focus was more on winning. Obviously I had a good third quarter there where I got hot and then the three 3s down the stretch were more about, let’s just get a win.”Redick was 8 of 12 from 3-point range, including the go-ahead jumper with 2:06 left, another 3 to barely beat the shot clock with 1:08 remaining and a third from the left corner to make it 119-110 with 46 seconds to go. View commentslast_img read more

  • 9 months agoAgent waiting on Barcelona approach for Chelsea striker Giroud

    first_imgAgent waiting on Barcelona approach for Chelsea striker Giroudby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Olivier Giroud is yet to hear from Barcelona, it has been revealed.Giroud was linked with Barca in the Catalan press this week.However, a representative of the Frenchman told Foot Mercato he’s yet to be contacted by Barca.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed he’d like to sign a new striker this month.And Giroud fits the bill given his experience and affordability. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

  • 6 days agoBournemouth manager Eddie Howe: Let’s keep perspective

    first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe: Let’s keep perspectiveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe says they shouldn’t get down after their 0-0 draw with Norwich City.A share of the spoils saw the Cherries climb a place to ninth in the Premier League, joining Tottenham, Burnley and West Ham on 12 points.“Sometimes, you have to have the bigger picture in the back of your mind,” said Howe. “It wasn’t the three points we wanted but it wasn’t a defeat.“People will see we’re playing Norwich at home and the expectations are for it to be a home win. I understand that and that’s certainly our expectations as well.“But these games are never that easy and we fully respect Norwich, their manager, their players and the way they play. They are a tough nut to crack and they were for us today.”Howe added: “For me, the past two games defensively have been a big improvement. We were relatively okay from the defensive side at Arsenal and today we were strong again.“Aaron Ramsdale made one big save and, apart from that, he didn’t have too much to do. The disappointing thing is that their goalkeeper wasn’t overly worked and, with the quality we had on the pitch, that was the disappointment.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more