first_imgHarry Redknapp has played down speculation linking him with Joe Cole and Darren Bent.Both men have played under Redknapp previously and the new QPR manager is reported to be keen to take them to Loftus Road.Cole has been linked with a loan move from Liverpool, while Bent is out of favour at Aston Villa and has been tipped to move on in January.But Redknapp suggested that Rangers will not spend when the transfer window opens if they do not appear to have a realistic chance of staying in the Premier League.“Darren Bent’s a good player but I’m not even looking at January,” said Redknapp.“I’ve always liked Joe. I signed him for West Ham at 11 years old so no-one knows more about him than me.“I still think he’s got talent and there’s a top player there, but I’ve made no enquiry about Joe. I’ve had no contact with his agent or anyone.”He added: “What happens between now and then [January] will decide where we go.“If we don’t get points in that period then why put the club in danger by signing five players and having a big wage bill next season?“I haven’t discussed players with anyone – not the chairman or [chief executive] Philip Beard.We just need to win football matches.”Redknapp also played down the possibility of a bid being tabled for Marseille striker Loic Remy, who he tried to sign while Tottenham boss.“I was interested, yes. But that was then and now is a different situation. It’d be expensive. It all depends what happens between now and then.”Click here for our QPR v Aston Villa 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgPart of a broader climate change planThe website said that Palo Alto is in the process of creating a “Sustainability / Climate Action Plan” that includes goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions even more steeply than the state’s target of an 80 percent reduction by 2050.Pat Burt, a councilor who chairs the Policy and Services Committee, said that California has a history of adopting progressive building practices that are later picked up elsewhere in the U.S. and prove to be cost-effective.“This is going down the same path,” Burt told the website. “We looked at what things we can do sooner that would not have significant impacts… We felt it was a good measure and it would be sound practice for the long term.”Palo Alto in 2013 adopted a requirement that all new houses have rough-in wiring for charging electric vehicles. And it’s already starting to think about a new round of green building requirements, including a possible requirement for installing photovoltaic panels. The city council in Palo Alto, California, has adopted new measures aimed at making the community more aggressive than the state as a whole in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting green building.Two days before this year’s observance of Earth Day, councilors adopted an energy code ordinance that would make new residential and commercial projects 15 percent more efficient than current state targets, Palo Alto online reported.As part of the plan, all new single-family homes will have to include 500 square feet of dedicated space on the roof for the future installation of photovoltaic panels. Houses also will be required to accommodate diverter valves in laundry room drains for graywater irrigation.The city’s director of development services said the requirements would add about $2,000 to the cost of a 2,400-square-foot home.last_img read more

first_imgOff-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who on Saturday bowled India to a 200-run lead against England with his career’s 22nd five wicket haul, said he only wanted to bowl to his strength.Ashwin returned with figures of 5/67 as England were bowled out for 255 in their first innings shortly before the tea break at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here.He caused plenty of trouble for the English duo Ben Stokes (70) and Jonny Bairstow (53) on a pitch which does not have too much grass.Ashwin, who scored a half-century in India’s first essay, ripped through the English batting line-up as India ended the third day with a healthy 298-run lead in the second innings. (Also read: Vizag Test: Ashwin’s 5/67, Kohli’s 56* put India in command)”Hadn’t had a five-wicket haul against England, but it was not at the top of my mind. I knew I would get it if I stuck to what I do right. The challenges are actually a hassle for the batsmen. Not every ball spins,” Ashwin said after the match.He explained about the plan which he and Skipper Virat Kohli discussed to dismiss Joe Root (53).”I was in the middle of a very good rhythm. I told Virat I will get Root out caught out at short midwicket. Virat said let’s get mid-on up and make him go for a slog sweep. I thought the moment he steps out I was going to go wider. That worked,” Ashwin said.”The last wicket was slow so I changed my action to create more air space. It is not about trials, it is about having the heart to try it in the middle of the game. I am sure I have it,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more