We review the scientific literature, especially from the past decade, on the impacts of human activities on the Antarctic environment. A range of impacts has been identified at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Chemical contamination and sewage disposal on the continent have been found to be long-lived. Contemporary sewage management practices at many coastal stations are insufficient to prevent local contamination but no introduction of non-indigenous organisms through this route has yet been demonstrated. Human activities, particularly construction and transport, have led to disturbances of flora and fauna. A small number of non-indigenous plant and animal species has become established, mostly on the northern Antarctic Peninsula and southern archipelagos of the Scotia Arc. There is little indication of recovery of overexploited fish stocks, and ramifications of fishing activity oil bycatch species and the ecosystem could also be far-reaching. The Antarctic Treaty System and its instruments, in particular the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and the Environmental Protocol, provide a framework within which management of human activities take place. In the face of the continuing expansion of human activities in Antarctica, a more effective implementation of a wide range of measures is essential, in order to ensure comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment, including its intrinsic, wilderness and scientific values which remains a fundamental principle of the Antarctic Treaty System. These measures include effective environmental impact assessments, long-term monitoring, mitigation measures for non-indigenous species, ecosystem-based management of living resources, and increased regulation of National Antarctic Programmes and tourism activities.
Subglacial lakes are widespread beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet but their control on ice-sheet dynamics and their ability to harbour life remain poorly characterized. Here we present evidence for a palaeo-subglacial lake on the Antarctic continental shelf. A distinct sediment facies recovered from a bedrock basin in Pine Island Bay indicates deposition within a low-energy lake environment. Diffusive-advection modelling demonstrates that low chloride concentrations in the pore water of the corresponding sediments can only be explained by initial deposition of this facies in a freshwater setting. These observations indicate that an active subglacial meltwater network, similar to that observed beneath the extant ice sheet, was also active during the last glacial period. It also provides a new framework for refining the exploration of these unique environments.
Brad James March 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Delta Girls Win Snow Canyon Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, Delta’s girls won the Snow Canyon Invitational as the Rabbits posted 100 points, easily outdistancing second-place Desert Hills with 78 points. Millard’s girls finished ninth with 27 points. North Sanpete’s girls finished 10th with 23 points. Richfield placed 12th with 18 points.For the boys, Skyridge took the team title with 145 points.Delta’s boys placed seventh with 37 points and Millard’s boys placed 12th with 15 points.The Millard girls won the medley relay, posting a time of 4:35.62. The Eagles were represented by Lizzy Despain, Sadie Jensen, Katy Kelly and Audrey Camp.Delta’s girls finished third in the medley (4:41.78). The Rabbits were represented by Keelie Bunker, Meg Nielson, Kaeshay Brough and Kayli Baker.In the boys’ medley, Millard placed first (4:02.35). The Eagles in this event were Conner Hem, Hunter Rodriguez, Wade Brunson and Michael Ralphs.Delta’s boys placed second in the medley (4:05.12). The Rabbits were represented by Austin Loe, Trey Butler, Hagen Nielson and Gage Smith in this event.Delta’s Savannah Nielson placed 1st in the 100-meter hurdles (14.76 seconds) with Richfield’s Melissa Crane placing fourth (15.84 seconds). She also took the 300-meter hurdles crown (44.87 seconds). Her teammates, Adi Nielson (47.80 seconds) and Ebondy Dodoo (47.80 seconds) placed second and third respectively. Crane placed fourth (49.65 seconds).The Delta girls won the 4 x 100 relay title (50.89 seconds). In this race, the Rabbits were represented by Meg Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Adi Nielson and Megan Atkinson.Adi Nielson of Delta won the girls’ 400-meter title (58.05 seconds). She also finished second in the 200-meter dash (25.49 seconds).Millard’s Katy Kelly placed seventh in the girls’ 800-meter run (2:27.37).The Eagles’ girls placed third in the 4 x 400 relay (4:14.42). In this event, Millard was represented by Audrey Camp, Katy Kelly, Mary DeGraffenried and Kara Camp.North Sanpete’s Tylee Henry finished second in the high jump, posting a leap of 5-01.00.Delta’s Spencer Forsyth placed fourth in the boys’ long jump (20-08.25).Braxton Bond of Millard finished fifth in the boys’ javelin with a toss of 153-00.Delta’s girls bolstered their team championship with a strong showing in the shot put.In this event, Haylee Christenson (35-02.00) placed second, Saylor Day (33-11.50) finished fifth and Emmie Willoughby (30-08.75) placed eighth. Written by
View post tag: Biofuel View post tag: USS John C. Stennis Australian-based Southern Oil Refining is launching an AU$16 million biofuels pilot plant which, if successful would provide biofuels to the U.S and Royal Australian Navies.The project will be built at Southern Oil Refining’s Yarwun plant at Gladstone, Queensland.Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, said that the pilot plant would eventually be expanded to a large commercial-scale refinery costing $150 million and producing 200 million liters of advanced biofuel annually, suitable for military, marine and aviation use.The plant is expected to be operational by later this year and within the next three years aims to have produced one million litres of fuel for use in field trials by the US navy as part of its Great Green Fleet initiative, and also by the Australian Navy.Southern Oil Refining Managing Director Tim Rose said his company had been working with the Australian Defence Force for some time to develop green fuel technology that satisfied the requirements of the US and Royal Australian navies and the Great Green Fleet vision.“The results of our preliminary investigations have been very encouraging and we’re now ready to move to this one million litres a year pilot plant. Once our biofuel is accepted by both navies, it will open the door to a commercial scale refinery capable of meeting the ADF’s needs and provide green fuel opportunities,” Rose said.The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative pioneered by a group of ships allocated to the USS John C. Stennis carrier strike group. The blend fueling the JCS CSG’s surface ships contains alternative fuel made from waste beef fat.The project is undertaking of the Department of the Navy and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed at making alternative fuel blends a regular part of the military’s bulk operational fuel supply. April 6, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian company launches Navy bio-fuel pilot project Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Australian company launches Navy bio-fuel pilot project View post tag: US Navy Share this article
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By Tim Kelly Consider, if you will, the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s lifeguard stand. Never has such a well-known O.C. symbol been so little understood.The white wooden stands with the distinctive blue trim and red lettering are unique to South Jersey’s beach communities, and functionally more useful to the professional men and women who patrol the resort’s 40 guarded beaches. More than that, they are some of the most photographed and romanticized symbols of Ocean City. By day, people snap photos of the stands, which are numbered or named with the corresponding street designation, often with an OCBP boat visible in the background. After the guards move the stands beyond high tide’s reach and leave their posts in late afternoon, kids play on them and sometimes get into routine mischief. Couples snuggle in them. At daybreak, people sit in them to watch the sunrise. Images of the lifeguard stands are even depicted on Christmas ornaments.Search the internet and you won’t find much documented history about the lifeguard stands, despite being an O.C. tradition for 99 summers now.What you will find are items for sale, including replicas of all sizes, tree ornaments, refrigerator magnets, beach towels, coffee mugs, post cards, art prints, calendars and all other manner of OCBP lifeguard stand kitsch. We’re told that tiny wooden depictions of the stands even dangle from women’s earrings, although that one hasn’t yet been confirmed. So what’s the big deal about some wooden lifeguard stands? “Jack Jernee, Beach Patrol captain from 1920 to 1942, designed them,” local historian Fred Miller said. “Here was a man who was clearly ahead of his time.”Jernee was a World War I (Coast Guard) and World War II (Navy) veteran who changed the name of the former Ocean City Lifeguards to the Beach Patrol. Wanting his guards to have all the best equipment, he was responsible for many other innovations still in use today.George Becker Sr., in a possibly staged photo, demonstrates leaping into action from a lifeguard stand around 1925. (Photo courtesy of Bob’s Oceanfront Restaurant)Jernee thought outside the box of the open lifeguard chair with attached umbrella, which remains the standard guard station in most area beach communities. Instead, he created his own box of sorts, a wooden design about 10 feet high and four feet wide. He attached a “roof” to the structure, which gave the stands several advantages over the old chair design.The roof tilts down at a slight angle to the back side to facilitate water drainage. For a time there was a rail along the back side to prevent beach chairs from sliding off. When a few falls resulted anyway, guards were told no more beach chairs up top.“The roof was really all about sun protection. At that time, people didn’t think much about sun protection, but (Jernee) did,” said Miller, an OCBP alum, longtime lieutenant, Beach Patrol historian and author. “He encouraged the guards to use suntan lotion (sunscreens and SPF ratings were still a half century in the future) and to protect themselves from the sun as much as possible.”“Very little was known about the dangers of long-term exposure to the sun, but Jack seemed to have a sense of it,” Miller added.The roof also enabled the guards to stand atop their perch for a better view of their surroundings.“Put that stand at the water’s edge and stand up on that roof and you can really see a lot, especially on a crowded beach day,” Miller said. The innovative design allows lifeguards to stand on top of the roof for a clear view of swimmers.Jernee is credited with designing the distinctive color scheme of the stands, as well as the OCBP’s uniforms. “He was one of the most patriotic people in town, at a very patriotic time in this country,” Miller said. “That’s why he painted the stands red, white and blue, and why he dressed the guards in those colors.”In case there was any doubt of his reverence for Old Glory, Jernee also began the traditional Boardwalk flag-raising ceremonies, still held daily in-season since 1940.The guard stands have remained largely unchanged in construction or design since they first appeared on O.C. beaches. The side walls of the stands were much higher in the first few years, and then cut down to improve visibility. “Since the 1930s, the stands are virtually unchanged,” Miller noted. “The Beach Patrol has been bound more than many other institutions to tradition. Having said that, they’re traditions because they’ve served us so well.”In this vintage photo, a lifeguard is ready to make a rescue if needed. (Photo courtesy of OCBP Alumni and Friends Facebook page)Schuylar Rockey concurs. Rockey, a 10-year OCBP vet who was on the 14th Street beach Friday with partner Carley Rossiter, a second-year member and one of 20 female lifeguards, said he was a fan of the guard stands.“I like how the seat adjusts,” he said of the plank inside the stand, which slides back and forth for optimal seating comfort.Rockey also approves of how guards can stow their gear conveniently under the bench and spring into action quickly on a rescue.Nobody seems to know for sure how much the stands weigh, though. “They’re pretty heavy,” Miller said, “yet not too heavy.”Rockey and Rossiter work together to keep the stands where they need to be as the beach day moves along.“The tides in Ocean City move a lot, so we have to move the stands and the boats around,” Rockey said.Using teamwork and their legs for leverage lifting the stands, it’s no problem, he explained. Schuylar Rockey, a 10-year veteran OCBP member, with second-year lifeguard Carley Rossiter at 14th Street.The stands are a purely Ocean City product. Built in the town’s boathouse, where the Beach Patrol lifeboats are also cared for, they are repaired and kept on the beach for many years of service. Although no city employees were available when we visited recently, a row of six stands were awaiting repairs.Miller wasn’t certain what types of wood were used in the stands’ construction, but he noted that they were built the same way each time. “They are made using a pattern,” he said. “At any time during the season, there are 40 of them in service.”We quizzed some random beachgoers, who easily recited the beach rule reminders painted in red on the lifeguard stands: “WATCH YOUR CHILREN” on the back and sides of the roof and “NO BALL PLAYING” and “NO DOGS ON BEACH” stenciled on the back panel.Some of the do’s and don’ts of beach etiquette are listed on this stand.A famous admonition formerly appeared under the side panels: “NO TALKING TO GUARDS,” it said in fancy red lettering. Nobody seems quite sure when those words disappeared, though some say it was in the 1980s.“That’s one of my pet peeves,” Miller said ruefully. “Years ago, the lettering was beautifully hand-painted by (a professional sign painter).”He conceded this was one aspect of the OCBP lifeguard stand tradition in which it was sensible for economy to prevail over aesthetics.“Most people don’t remember when they were painted like that, and our stands are still the nicest looking and most useful to the guards of any around here,” he said. “They still look great.”And what of the disappearance of the “No talking to guards” rule?“That was really more of a suggestion and a reminder to the guards to cut the flirting down to a minimum,” Miller said, chuckling.Scott Campion, circa 1975, sitting in one of the old stands that included the “No Talking to Guards” refrain. He later became a lifeguard. (Photo courtesy of Scott Campion) Ocean City’s iconic red, white and blue lifeguard stands will return for Memorial Day weekend.
8,086 people are talking about this 2,048 people are talking about this Simone Biles✔@Simone_Biles Twitter Ads info and privacy In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) 35.3K *mouth drop*don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything https://twitter.com/MaryBonoUSA/status/1038189174560452609 …4:32 PM – Oct 13, 2018 Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn’t return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family. And not the organization she represents.This “comeback” — a word the Olympic champion isn’t really a fan of — is about curiosity and self-respect. To see how far she can go. What boundaries she can push. How good she really is. That’s all.The rest of it — from her burgeoning stardom that’s made going to the mall difficult without friends as a buffer, to her unique and increasingly vocal critiques of USA Gymnastics as it tries to plot a way forward amid the fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal — is just details.The 21-year-old insists what she is doing is no big deal. New coach Laurent Landi throws down a challenge and she gives it a shot. She sees something amiss at USA Gymnastics and speaks up, whether it’s the about maddening silence of former president and CEO Kerry Perry or the baffling, botched and brief hiring of former U.S. Representative Mary Bono as Perry’s interim replacement. Asked if she’s aware of the significant influence she wields within her sport as she prepares for a return to the world championships starting Saturday in Doha, Qatar, Biles is matter-of-fact. The three-time world all-around champion and 14-time world championship medalist won’t hesitate to let her feelings be known “as long as it’s in a positive manner.”Some days, it’s telling Perry to start talking publicly because “that’s her job.” Others it’s calling out Bono on Twitter for marking over the Nike swoosh on her golf shoes, Bono’s way of protesting Nike’s decision to have former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick serve as the centerpiece of an ad campaign. Still others, it’s wearing a teal leotard — as she did during the finals of the U.S. Championships — as a tribute to survivors of sexual abuse, herself included.Biles acknowledged in January she was among the hundreds of women who say they were abused by Nassar, a former team doctor at USA Gymnastics now serving up to 175 years in prison for molesting women and girls and possessing child pornography. She remains in treatment as part of her recovery. One of the byproducts is becoming more comfortable in her own skin, a maturity that’s allowed her to embrace her role as an agent of change, albeit in her own unique style.When Biles has something to say, she does it with a “real talk” bluntness that eschews volume and anger for something quieter and more direct.“She relays her message in my opinion in a subtle way,” her mother, Nellie Biles, said. “It’s strong but it’s subtle. But she still knows whatever message she puts out there, everyone gets it.”Biles simply wants USA Gymnastics “to speak up, take ownership and do what’s right” as it tries to dig itself out of the Nassar mess. The organization’s rocky two years since Nassar’s first victims came forward have included a massive overhaul among its national staff and dozens of changes in response to an independent investigation.And while that’s all fine, Biles wonders if USA Gymnastics is now bending too far the other way. The new regulations require athletes attending national team camps to be escorted by a chaperone. Biles traveled by herself while flying from Houston to Bradenton earlier this month.While she understands the need for a culture change, she also thinks the young team she will lead on to the floor at Aspire Academy on Saturday under the guidance of new high performance coordinator Tom Forster could sometimes use a not-so gentle nudge in the right direction.“In reality I think there does need to be somebody to be tough on them so we can do what we need to do,” Biles said. “Not abusive or anything, but someone people are kind of afraid of in a good way.”Here’s the thing though: the one person the team may be afraid of, at least in some small way, is Biles. She is the lone holdover from the team that dominated the 2016 Olympics, winning nearly half of the medals available. Her four gold medals and five overall tied records. Now she finds herself calling girls who have long looked up to her teammates.“I think it is very different (than 2016),” Biles said. “I do feel a part (from the group) in a way. But I feel like we’re trying to work as a team. We’re trying to learn to work as a team. Obviously that’s going to take some time as well.”The process is already underway. The Americans have been in Qatar for the better part of a week, with Biles standing side by side (and sometimes arm in arm ) with 2017 world champion Morgan Hurd, 2016 Olympic alternate and 2017 national champion Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker.As much as she understands her talent sets her apart, Biles also just wants to feel included.“She has no idea about the perception of others when it comes to her,” her mother says. “Her perception is that she’s Simone and that means nothing because she’s just Simone.”Even if that’s not how others see her, particularly when Biles competes. She’s not the first Olympic champion to make another run at glory. She is among the small group not intent on simply holding on to their previous form but building on it instead. How else to describe the vault she unveiled earlier this month. Oh. My. Goodness. 16.000 for @Simone_Biles at World Selection Camp.6:14 PM – Oct 11, 2018 8,517 Twitter Ads info and privacy USA Gymnastics✔@USAGym The vault — a roundoff, half-twist onto the table, front double full off — requires Biles to land blind. It’s a skill typically only done by men. No matter. She drilled it anyway, though she’s keeping it out of her world championship set as a precaution due to warm-up limits.“That was crazy,” said 2017 men’s national champion Yul Moldauer. “I’m embarrassed to do floor and vault after something like that. … You see Simone do that and she’s smiling the whole time. How does she do that?”And Biles did it despite nursing injured toes on both feet that occasionally make it difficult to walk.“I’m just thriving over here,” she cracked.Biles is also vastly improved on uneven bars, an event she admits she dreaded at times earlier in her career, when she would swing a couple of times and then say simply “this isn’t happening today.”That’s changed thanks in large part to Landi, who took over as her coach last fall and who has a knack for breaking down skills in a way that makes it easier for his star student to digest.“I realized I kind of can’t get out of bars and I might be put in the lineup,” Biles said. “So I guess I’ve learned to hate it less.”And respect her own potential more. Biles’ plan in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics was based on trying to maximize the code of points and do what was necessary to win. Now she does as she pleases. Her routines are designed not so much to win — though her degree of difficulty assures she’s a heavy favorite in Qatar — as much as they are to keep her engaged and see how high she can go.“The fact that she can say, ‘I haven’t maximized my potential and I want to do that,’ I think that speaks volumes,” Nellie Biles said. “Simone doesn’t just … talk the talk. She walks that.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Ancajas, who hails from Panabo, Davao del Norte, but now resides in Kawit, Cavite, hinted of things to come when he brought Conlan to his knees on a delayed reaction after a body shot two minutes into the fight.Conlan’s predicament grew when he sustained a cut above the left eye following a collision of heads in the second round.It was another Ancajas show in the third, when he rocked Conlan with a solid hook followed by more body shots that put him down anew.Just when the bell sounded, Conlan was seen gasping for air, an effect of an accumulation of body blows.The fourth round was no different as Ancajas caught the Belfast native with a flurry of body blows against the ropes.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set His concentration to the midsection cost Ancajas a point in the fifth round after being warned and slapped with a low blow violation by Gray.Ordered by trainer-manager Joven Jimenez to shift his attack to the head, Ancajas responded with that fight-ending shot.Ancajas received a career-high $80,000 (about P4 million) for agreeing to dangle the title he took from McJoe Arroyo in 2016 on hostile territory.Unification fightNext up for Ancajas, according to reports, is a unification championship bout in the 115-pound division with Japanese Naoya Inoue, the World Boxing Organization titlist, as leading candidate. Fighting under the banner of Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, Ancajas is likely to bring his act to the US. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jerwin Ancajas battered Jamie Conlan with body shots, then finished off the Irish with a head punch to retain his International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at SSE Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).The Filipino southpaw proved too skillful and powerful for the challenger, scoring knockdowns in the first, third and fourth rounds before forcing stoppage with a right cross and another knockdown in the sixth round.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Though Conlan was able to beat the count again, referee Steve Gray waved off the lopsided fight with 52 seconds left to save him from further punishment.With his third successful title defense, the 25-year-old Ancajas raised his record to 28-win, 1-loss, 1-draw with 19 knockouts, further enhancing his reputation as a wily, explosive fighter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe 31-year-old Conlan suffered his first loss after 19 wins and 11 knockouts.Delayed reaction Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In-form Blatche finally shows up for training Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo has always lived by the “we not me” mantra in basketball and even with the hype surrounding a four-peat, the gentle giant shrugged off the notion.“We’re not thinking about it, we’re just focusing for one game at a time,” said Fajardo in Filipino after San Miguel’s 104-95 opening day win over Phoenix Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Right now, all I’m thinking of is we just need to increase our intensity and we have to execute our plays.”Fajardo finished with a game-high 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-10 center added that, despite his dominating numbers, the other teams won’t be easily beaten and he knows San Miguel will go through 11 squads in its difficult road for yet another Philippine Cup title.“Nothing’s easy, that will be difficult for us because other teams have prepared for us,” said Fajardo. “They also improved, they became better in the offseason so we can’t relax. We have to practice harder and better so we can follow our system better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ever the humble winner, reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo said it’s too early to talk about a potential fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Stalzer plans to return to Petron View comments
1 Grant Hall Queens Park Rangers have announced the signing of Grant Hall from Tottenhan for an undisclosed fee.The 23-year-old has penned a two-year contract after spending the summer on trial at Loftus Road.Hall was registered prior to the midday deadline and is therefore expected to go straight into the Hoops squad for Saturday’s Championship opener against Charlton at The Valley.QPR head coach Chris Ramsey told www.qpr.co.uk: “I’ve always liked Grant from when I worked with him at Spurs.“He’s an old fashioned defender – he can head the ball, he can tackle and he doesn’t mind putting his foot in when he needs to. But he can play as well from the back, and that’s what we’ll be looking to do when the opportunities present themselves this season.“He’s still a young boy and centre-half is a very responsible position, but he’s got experience in the Championship and that’s vitally important for us.”