Newcastle lining up striker as Austin alternative, Express say

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…Newcastle have lined up Uruguay international Diego Rolan in case they miss out on Charlie Austin, the Daily Express say.It has been widely claimed that Newcastle are trying to agree a deal with QPR for striker Austin, who has been linked with several clubs this summer.The Express say Bordeaux forward Rolan, 22, is the Magpies’ back-up option should they fail to land Austin.A number of clubs have been linked with Austin in recent monthsMeanwhile, the Daily Mail say QPR face competition from other clubs for the signing of Dan Bentley and that the club have been told by Southend that he is not for sale.Rangers plan to offer the Shrimpers around £1.5m for Bentley and are hoping to complete a deal prior to Saturday’s Championship opener against Charlton.The Mail say Hull City, Swansea and Nottingham Forest are also interested in the 22-year-old, who helped Southend win promotion last season. Related West London Sport story: Rangers to table bid for keeper Bentley Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Local Roundup: Southern Trinity’s Clint Maybee named NCS Honor Coach for volleyball

first_imgEureka >> For his longtime coaching work at a school of less than three-dozen students, Southern Trinity High School head coach Clint Maybee was named the 2017 recipient of the North Coast Section’s Honor Coach award for volleyball.“To be awarded the NCS Honor Coach of the year is a big deal for our area,” Humboldt-Del Norte League commissioner Jack Lakin is reported to have said. “This is the first time a coach from our league has ever received this in the sport of volleyball. Coach Maybee …last_img read more

Raiders’ Gabe Jackson placed on IR, Emmanuel Lamur waived

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders placed Gabe Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a left elbow injury, meaning the fifth-year guard will miss the last two games of the season.Jackson was injured in the Raiders 24-21 win over Pittsburgh and did not play in a 30-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.Coach Jon Gruden acknowledged Monday at his weekly press conference that Jackson’s injury was problematic. “Gabe Jackson is suffering from a very legitimate elbow injury and it’s hard to block …last_img read more

SC panel asks Odisha to plug road safety gaps

first_imgA Supreme Court-appointed committee on road safety has observed that Odisha lacks road signage, markings and traffic signals conforming to the Indian Road Congress specifications.The committee headed by Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan made the observations based on a report of Institute of Road Traffic Education, which had conducted training on road safety for traffic police personnel deployed in Bhubaneswar, and for civil engineers on standard installation of traffic-control devices, types of road traffic violations and identification of black spots.Although the IRTE conducted the survey in Bhubaneswar, the committee wanted the Odisha government to “treat it as a sample study and implement the recommended actions throughout the State”.11% rise in fatalitiesThe committee’s observation becomes significant as there has been a rise of 11% in road accident fatalities in Odisha. According to State Road Safety Council, which met here earlier this week, 5,315 people were killed in road accidents in Odisha in 2018, 525 more than 2017 when 4,790 people lost their lives. The average growth in road accident fatalities in the country has been below 1% in this period.“A large percentage of road signage, road markings and traffic signals do not conform to IRC specifications,” the SC committee said in a letter to the State government.“Police personnel were not fully conversant in Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations, 2017. These regulations have been notified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on June 23, 2017, and have superseded the rules of the Road Regulations, 1989,” the letter addressed to the State Transport Secretary said.The committee recommended that all the road signage, markings and traffic signals should conform to the IRC specifications.“Traffic police, transport officers and road engineers should be imparted training in Motor Vehicle Acts, 1988, Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 and all the rules and regulations made thereunder,” it added. Enforcement of traffic laws by the State agencies should be as per the extant law and evidence, the committee emphasised.last_img read more

Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim

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