Round-up: Approaches for QPR duo, Blues youngsters crush Spurs, McCormack and Dembele latest

first_imgQPR and West Bromwich Albion are in talks over a potential move for Sandro.The Brazilian midfielder, one of several players Rangers want to remove from their wage bill, could join the Baggies on loan with a view to a permanent move.But the R’s have rejected an approach from Maccabi Tel Aviv for summer signing Tjaronn Chery, insisting the Dutchman is not for sale.Meanwhile, QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hopeful the club will be able to bring in new faces before Monday’s transfer deadline.Chery has not been a first-team regular this seasonAnd Rangers have formally confirmed the departure of Paul Crichton following his short spell as the club’s goalkeeping coach.There have been two outgoings at Brentford, both on loan – defender Daniel O’Shaughnessy has joined Danish champions FC Midtjylland until the end of the season, while teenage midfielder James Ferry has joined Welling United for a month.There could also be outgoings at Fulham before the deadline. Tottenham are edging towards a deal to sign Moussa Dembele from the Whites for a fee of around £5m, while Ross McCormack has handed in a transfer request.McCormack wants to leave Craven CottageFulham’s Under-21s were in action on Thursday afternoon, losing 1-0 at Aston Villa.Chelsea’s Under-21s fared better, beating Tottenham 5-2. Their goals included a strike from the halfway line by defender Ola Aina.In other football news, Howard Krais has announced he is to step down as Wealdstone chairman at the end of the season.Krais has decided to stand aside at WealdstoneThe Stones have lost goalkeeper Sam Howes, who has been recalled from his loan spell by West Ham. In tennis, Jordanne Whiley and Andy Lapthorne both lost their Australian Open doubles titles in Melbourne.And in boxing, George Groves and fellow West Londoner Deion Jumah are ready for their respective fights this weekend.Groves will face Itay’s Andrea Di Luisa at the Copper Box , where two-time ABA champion Jumah will make his British professional debut.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Miller likely new US envoy to Bangladesh

first_imgEarl Robert MillerEarl Robert Miller is likely to be the next US ambassador to Bangladesh replacing ambassador Marcia Bernicat who will leave Dhaka soon ending her tenure, reports UNB.Marcia Bernicat became the US Ambassador to Bangladesh on 4 February 2015 and is expected to leave Dhaka by August.US president Donald Trump has already announced his intent to nominate Miller to the post, according to the White House.Ambassador Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has served as an American diplomat since 1987.Since 2014, he has served as ambassador at the United States embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.Prior to his ambassadorship in Botswana, he served as Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2011 to 2014.last_img

Houston Community Activist Only Black Police Officers Should Patrol Black Neighborhoods

first_imgA Houston community activist says only black police officers should patrol black neighborhoods.Robert Muhammad, a student minister with the Nation of Islam, first made the comments last week after the shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.He tells Houston Matters that sensitivity training is not enough to improve trust between police and the black community.“For me it would be best that I have people that understand our folkways, our mores, our norms, our values, our attitudes, our history and share a common context with us,” he said.Muhammad points to a study by Columbia and Yale universities that found that fewer black civilians are killed by officers in cities with a diverse police force.A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department declined to comment.Ray Hunt, the president of the Houston Police Officers Union, does not agree with the idea. He said suggesting that officers police an area differently based on their skin color is outrageous.“Anybody who has special skills for a group of people, sure, we’re going to utilize those people in (those) areas,” Hunt said. “But we’re not going to segregate them based simply on their race.”HPD is majority minority. In 2014, 47 percent of officers were white and 22 percent were black.Last year, Houston police killed 12 people, at least half of them African Americans. In most cases, they were engaging in criminal activity and had weapons, according to HPD’s database. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:21 Listen Share last_img read more