Les Ferdinand has told QPR’s website he believes Gabriele Angella can score goals for the club as well as help prevent them.Rangers were keen to shore up their defence ahead of the transfer deadline and were able to bring in Italian centre-back Angella, 26, on loan from Watford for the rest of the season.And director of football Ferdinand is hopeful the new signing will prove to be an asset at both ends of the pitch.“We’ve been keen to add another defender to the group for some time, so we’re really pleased to bring Gabriele in,” he said.“He’s not only a very good defender, but importantly, he’s also a big threat at set-pieces, and the more goalscorers we’ve got around the team, the better.“We’re pleased to have him on board and we’re really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”Ferdinand has high hopes for QPR’s new signingHead coach Chris Ramsey wanted a ball-playing central defender to play alongside captain Nedum Onuoha.Rangers targeted Angella after missing out on United States international Tim Ream, who opted to join Fulham.“Gabriele’s a quality addition for us,” Ramsey said.‘Wolf of Loftus Road’ Austin delights fans on Twitter“We’ve got decent competition now in the back four and Gabriele’s experience, especially at a level where he was promoted with Watford last season, will be a big positive for us.“I’m delighted we’ve been able to get this over the line before the deadline.”Who is Gabriele Angella?• Born: April 28, 1989 (age 26) in Florence• Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91m)• Position: Centre-back• Previous clubs: 2008-10 Empoli (Ita), 2010-13 Udinese (Ita), 2013-15 Watford. Loans at Siena (2011) and Reggina (2012).• National team: Italy Under-21s, 2 caps• Trivia: As well as Benatia, his Udinese team-mates included Alexis Sanchez, one-time QPR loanee Mauricio Isla and future Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado. At international level, he played alongside Mario Balotelli, former R’s loanee Federico Macheda and Fabio Borini in the Italy Under-21 side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Red Bluff >> The Red Bluff Lady Spartans beat the Chico Panthers 5-2 at home Thursday in their final home match of the season and the win leaves them one shy of a perfect year.The Spartans play Tuesday in Palo Cedro at the Foothill Cougars for a 10-0 record on the season, but Thursday’s win over Chico made the Spartans back to back league champions.With Thursday’s win, the Spartans are assured of at least a tie for the league championship, said coach Dennis Poulton.Thursday was Senior Day …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a full month of being sidelined from planting his Licking County fields, Luke Garrabrant was finally able to find some ground ready to go on Friday, May 27th. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins took a lap around on one of Garrabrant’s farms to get an update for the area in a new Cab Cam.
Severe winter weather storms hit the east coast and other parts of the nation recently. What if you had an emergency while driving in a severe winter storm, are you prepared with a winter survival kit? If your answer is no, the Cooperative Extension Service is here to help by providing information on preparing a physical winter survival kit and providing a winter survival kit smartphone app called Winter Survival Kit.Winter Survival Kit appThe Winter Survival Kit app was developed by Cooperative Extension of North Dakota and Myriad Devices, with funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Smith-Lever Special Needs grants. The Winter Survival Kit app can help you if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions by:Storing important phone and policy numbers for insurance and roadside assistance. You also can designate emergency contacts you want to alert when you become stranded.Determining your geographic location of where you are stranded and contacting emergency services. The app’s “gas calculator” will help you estimate how long you can run your engine on your remaining fuel.Alerting you every 30 minutes to remind you to periodically turn off your engine and to check your exhaust pipe for snow buildup. These alerts are critical in helping you avoid deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.The Winter Survival Kit app also provides information on how to:Put together a physical winter survival kitPrepare your vehicle for winter drivingHow to stay safe when stranded in a winter storm.The Winter Survival Kit app is available for free on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi greets his lawyers and people from behind bars at a court wearing the red uniform of a prisoner sentenced to death, during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File PhotoAn Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said.Mursi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule. He was immediately arrested.Egypt’s Court of Cassation reduced Mursi’s sentence in the Qatar case to 25 years in its final ruling, from an original 40 years.Mursi is already serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted for the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.Since toppling Mursi, Sisi has clamped down on dissent. Mass trials have been held for thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, and hundreds have received death sentences or lengthy prison terms.In 2014, Egypt charged Mursi and nine others with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar. Egypt’s relations with Doha were already troubled by Qatar’s backing of Mursi.Egypt is one of four Arab nations in a Saudi-led bloc that cut relations with the Gulf state on 5 June, accusing it of backing militant groups and cooperating with their arch-foe Iran, allegations Doha denies.