Alan Judge starts for Brentford against Nottingham Forest, with Jonathan Douglas dropping to the bench. Jake Bidwell is the Bees’ captain.The visitors are without suspended midfielder Gary Gardner, while Dorus de Vries, Matty Fryatt and Modou Barrow are all unavailable. Brentford: Button, Odubajo, Tarkowski, Dean, Bidwell, Diagouraga, Dallas, Pritchard, Judge, Jota, Gray.Subs: Bonham, Douglas, Craig, Smith, McCormack, Toral, O’Connell. Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Hobbs, Wilson, Fox, Mancienne, Antonio, Vaughan, Lansbury, Burke, AkpomSubs: Evtimov, Lascelles, Kane, Paterson, Walker, Osborn, O Burke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Arcata >> It’s going to be an uphill climb for the Humboldt State women’s basketball team this coming season, and new HSU head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson knows it. “I can’t sit here and say we are going to go out and win a conference championship. I’m not going to say anything along those lines,” she said in an interview on Wednesday. “But certainly, that’s the goal and objective is for us to continue to grow and improve and get this program where it belongs, and I believe it belongs at the …
21 May 2014 International tennis returns to Sun City in the North West Province next week, with the Sun City Futures 1 tournament set to be played from 26 to 31 May. The tournament is the first of three back-to-back international men’s and women’s events to be played simultaneously each week at the same venue. The Futures 2 will be played from 2 to 7 June and the Futures 3 from 9 to 14 June.Strong entry A strong entry of local and international players have entered the first Sun City Futures 1, including four of South Africa’s Davis Cup squad players, namely Tucker Vorster, Ruan Roelofse, Nik Scholtz and Fritz Wolmarans. Two notable entries in the men’s tournament are the rising English star Joshua Milton, who many claim to be the next Andy Murray-British hope, as well as the up- and-coming American Tyler Hochwalt. Players from 11 different countries will be represented in the men’s tournament.Women’s draw The women’s draw is dominated by South Africa’s best players, including South African number two Chanel Simmonds and her fellow Fed Cup team mates Madrie Le Roux and Natasha Fourouclas. A total of 12 countries are represented in the women’s draw, including rising American talents Alexandra Riley and Stephanie Kent, as well as former European junior champion, Ani Vangelova of Bulgaria. The seeds for the men’s and women’s Futures 1 will be announced on Wednesday.Delighted Hardy Botha of Egalite, the Tournament Promoter, said he was delighted with the strength of the entry. “It’s always good to host international players in South Africa, especially at Sun City, which has over the years been a major attraction for tourists and a popular tournament venue,” Botha said in a statement on Tuesday. “The field of players entered is top class and promises for some exciting tennis. The Futures series will also enable our rising South African players to earn world ranking points, which will enable them to position themselves on the international rankings and assist them with their future careers.”Qualifying The qualifying rounds from the Futures 1 will be played on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 May, with the main draw commencing on Monday, 26 May. The finals of the event are scheduled for Saturday, 31 May. SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio Pork Congress brought producers from all aspects of the swine industry to Columbus February 14.Ohio Pork Council’s Ryan McClure and Rich Deaton each noted the supply demand atmosphere of the pork council in the past, and what it has for the future including increased packing plants down the road.OSU Extension’s Glenn Arnold was one of many professionals in attendance. Arnold offered advice on what this winter has meant for manure handling and what to keep in mind in the meantime.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more from the well-attended meeting.
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For the first time in its 84-year-old history, the BCCI has added an in-house television production unit and it will make debut with the home Test series against New Zealand next month.BCCI president N Srinivasan.The BCCI Broadcasting Services will not only do the production for international home series, but also the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League T20.”Yes, a decision has been taken and the BCCI will do the production now, starting with the New Zealand series. We decided at a working committee meeting to go ahead with it,” BCCI president N Srinivasan told Mail Today. The two-Test series against New Zealand begins on August 23 in Uppal, Hyderabad. The Kiwis will also play two Twenty20 Internationals in a packed season in which England and Australia – and possibly Pakistan – too will visit India.Till now, the company that held the BCCI media rights also used to do the production work, too, in return for a fee. Nimbus Communications held the previous contract.But after terminating its contract on December 12 last year, for regularly defaulting on payments, the BCCI did not hire anyone to do the production for international matches as well as domestic tournaments.Srinivasan declined to give reasons for breaking the traditional practice. “Instead of tendering it, we decided to do production ourselves. What were the reasons behind this decision, I do not want to disclose,” he said.However, a top BCCI official said that the world’s richest cricket board decided against floating tender as it was confronting “a lot of problems”, and they resulted from extremely limited options in the market.advertisement”It is a fact that the Indian market for this kind of production work is very limited. There are only a handful of companies that have the expertise. And the BCCI has been finding it difficult to deal with them,” the official told Mail Today.When the BCCI terminated Nimbus’ contract, more than two years were left in the 2010-2014 deal. The BCCI then floated tenders, inviting companies to bid for a total of six years – two years left in the Nimbus contract plus a separate four-year (2014-18) block.The Rupert Murdoch-owned STAR India Ltd., which was one of the only two bidders, quoted Rs 3,851.52 crore ($ 757.6 million) to bag the six-year deal that includes the television, mobile and internet rights. It, however, did not hire STAR India Ltd. for production.The BCCI assured STAR India Ltd. of 96 international matches in addition to select domestic tournament matches. Multi Screen Media (Singapore) bid Rs 3,700.032, only to lose by a huge difference of Rs 151.488 crore.In 2005, Lalit Modi, then a Board vice-president, and IS Bindra, president of the Punjab Cricket Association, had announced that the BCCI would launch its own cricket channel. But it never materialised.The BCCI official said that Srinivasan himself raised the issue of inhouse production at a recent working committee meeting.”He told the gathering that only a handful of production houses were available and emphasised that the BCCI was finding it difficult to deal with its production partners,” he disclosed. “Srinivasan invited members’ opinion on the proposal that was on the table. The proposal was prepared by BCCI’s Broadcasting Services director James Rego.” The official revealed that Srinivasan then requested IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman, who was a special invitee at the working committee meeting, to explain the proposal in detail.”He said that if the BCCI has an in-house production unit, the quality of telecast could be maintained,” he said. “BCCI will also produce IPL and Champions League T20. The house approved the proposal unanimously.” Sources say that the BCCI has no plans to purchase expensive equipment straightaway, but will instead hire cameras and other gadgets for production, to be overseen by Rego, who joined the BCCI in 2009 from Nimbus. A few more old Nimbus hands have also joined the BCCI Broadcast Services.”After the working committee approved the proposal, the top guns of the BCCI Broadcast Services have been calling a variety of professionals to hire them for the New Zealand series and the domestic season that begins on September 21 with the Irani Cup.” In all probability, the same freelance professionals who did duty for Nimbus will turn out for the BCCI too.