On-loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta’s goal three minutes before the break gave underdogs Brentford a sensational – and fully deserved – lead in the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Griffin Park.They settled after a shaky start and Trotta fired over before Bees playmaker Harry Forrester sent an effort wide.Encouraged, the League One side kept pressing and almost took the lead when Adam Forshaw shot just wide.And they went ahead when Forrester’s 25-yard shot was parried by Ross Turnbull and Trotta pounced on the loose ball to score.Chelsea, with Fernando Torres up front and John Terry back in the starting line-up, gave the ball away numerous times – Frank Lampard lost possession in the build-up to the goal.Their cause has not been helped by stand-in keeper Turnbull, whose uncertainty and poor distribution have added to the Blues’ jitters.Brentford: Moore, Logan, Dean, Dodson, Craig, Forshaw, Douglas, Diagouraga, Forrester, Donaldson, Trotta. Subs: Lee, Barron, Saunders, Adeyemi, Dallas, Reeves Hayes.Chelsea: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Marin, Oscar, Bertrand, Torres. Subs: Hilario, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Mata, Benayoun, Ake, Ba.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SAN JOSE — We’re a quarter of the way through the Sharks’ season. Perfect time to dig into the mailbag with the Sharks preparing to face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.What is the Sharks’ biggest trade need right now? (@ChekhovichCalde)I see the Sharks’ two biggest needs as being at right wing and backup goalie — two issues the Sharks did not address in the offseason. Adding an experienced winger that can move up or down the lineup, or even play a bit at center, and …
Fashionable and cute ribbon hair ties, great for casual tying. Review from wifey”these ribbon elastic hair ties are very popular these days. I’ve been using a specific brand of hair band ties for a decade because my hair is so thick and literally breaks and ruins any other weaker hair band. I decided to try these hair ties because they look cute and fashionable and i felt like i needed to keep up with the times. These hair ties come in a variety of bright solid colours, cute patterns, and glitter. I was pretty excited to try them. What i didn’t like so much was that the patterned hair ties are only printed on the front side and the back side is blank, so when i tie my hair up, the white sometimes shows up when the hair tie gets twisted around. An improvement would be to make sure both sides of the ties are printed. Each hair tie measures about 3” in length and 0. The material is smooth so it doesn’t catch or pull out your hair. When not in use, these hair ties also look cute around your wrist. Now about the performance of these ribbon hair ties—due to the smooth material, i have to tie them extremely tightly so they don’t slip down my hair. Because i have thick hair, i also go through these hair ties pretty quickly because they get stretched out quickly. Ultimately, these hair ties are completely functional and they look great. This is a handy pack of hair ties that come in 20 different colours to match every outfit. My daughter often has her hair up, however, i worry that some of the hair bobbles i use are quite harsh on her delicate hair and they can pull and break it. They do not pull at her hair or break it at all. They are very gentle to use, however, stay in well. I have found i need to redo her hair at times when she has been particularly active, however, on the whole they stay in well. They seem to be of a decent quality and i think they should last a while. I think they are good value for money and can see us using them a lot. I received these hair ties free of charge in return for our honest review. Great quality and very fashionable. These type of hair bands are very fashionable at present and it was nice to receive a good selection of colours. Unlike plain elasiciated bands, these bands are a stretchy fabric which prevents damage to your hair. Easy to hold hair in place (very secure), looks great and with a large quantity of hair bands i will never run out or have to worry about losing any. The fabric is securely sewn and appears to be good quality, i have used one hair band for a week and usually elasicated bands tend to snap by now but the one band has lasted and still looks new and the fabric hasn’t flawed. I sometimes like to wear my hair bands on my wrist, to allow me to put my hair in a ponytail when i so choose, the hair bands are brilliant for passing as bracelet. Overall great quality, keeps hair very secure and is very fashionable. Quite a nice pony tail pack. This is a nice pack of 20 hair ties, they are an elastic ribbon material and are quite stretchy, there is a variety of colours, some are sparkly ad some have lace. There is also a leopard skin and a polka dot one. They are simply wound round the pony tail and fastened. My great granddaughter is only 2. 5 years but desperately wants a pony tail like her mummy. Her hair is too short and fine yet. We pacified her by putting one on her wrist as a bracelet and it looked really pretty. My granddaughters liked them very much and after wearing one all day one of them reported no kinking of her hair. The lace was only on 2 or 3 but we found it difficult to get it to lie properly. Great selection of 20 elasticated ribbons for ponytailsSimple, cheap and useful. Please your wifew or GF and get her these.Fashionable and Cute Ribbon Hair Ties, Great for Casual TyingQuite a nice pony tail packA fantastic collection of elastic ponytail ribbons for the perfect hairstyle.Great quality and very fashionableeBoot 20 Pcs No Crease Elastic Ribbon Hair Ties Ponytail Holders, Mixed Colors A fantastic collection of elastic ponytail ribbons for the perfect hairstyle. . For a ten year old my daughter is quite big on fashion and looking good (obviously within limits). She also spends a lot of time on her hair, trying out various hair styles that she sees either on tv or on the head of my son’s eighteen year old girlfriend. One of my daughters pet hates are the current (and in her opinion poor) selection of ponytail holders available in our ‘neck of the woods’ namely west wales. I have bought her scrunches that unravel, ‘ugly’ elastic ties that snap and ribbon ties that refuse to hold up her hair for longer that about thirty seconds. Then i received this pack of elastic ponytail ribbons from eboot in stunning colours and patterns, this particular pack consists of twenty elastic ribbons in a wonderful array of designs and colours including bright satins, sparkly golds and silvers, leopard, hearts and lacy (every one is different). These ties are made from soft and stretchy material tied with a knot. The stitching looks strong and the seams well finished. They are reasonably priced and certainly worth the cost for stopping the rows before school, when my daughter cannot get her hair ‘just right’. These elastic ponytail ribbonss are absolutely fantastic, they look beautiful, they are extremely fashionable and most of all they do exactly what they are supposed to do … hold my daughters thick hair in any of the styles that she wants. Please your wifew or gf and get her these. . Such a simple little item but one that gave my wife so much please when i showed them to her, because she is a real girly girl and loves to use ribbons in her hair or on her belts or anywhere she thinks she can get away with using them. They’re the sort of thing men never think to buy but which women have loads of because they’re cheap to purchase and last for years. These have lovely designs, including glitter, shiny stuff, lace and just plain or patterned material. They are stretchy as well but not to the extent that they’ll pull someone’s hair out, they’re easy to slip over a ponytail or pigtail. I’ve put a few pictures below to show the assortment i received and also how they stretch – obviously i’m just using my fingers to do the stretching in the picture, that should give you an idea how easy it is as well as how far they (reasonably) stretch open. I received these free in exchange for an honest review and being honest i think they’re lovely wee things which you can buy for a pittance. Nor does it hang down nicely. . I’m only giving these a 4star rating because the lace is in a loop which cannot be tied around the hair, nor does it hang down nicely. Good selection, but they stretch and loose elasticity pretty fast. Great fir kids, these hair ties don’t catch or snag in the hair. They come in a variety of colours and styles that any young girl would be overjoyed with. My only problem is there is only one of each, i would prefer 2 of each as my niece likes to wear pigtails and likes to match.So i would like less choice but two of each. Great selection of 20 elasticated ribbons for ponytails. This is a great selection of 20 elasticated ribbons with a tie/knot at the end. Each one is a different colour and a few of them have a layer of white lace as well. I like all of the designs and will wear them all. I have long hair that i usually tie up in a ponytail but i have noticed that the regular elastic black ties that i use have started to break the underside of my hair from excessive use. These ribbons will be more gentle on my hair. I have one in my hair as i type and it wraps around my ponytail twice. I have thick hair so you could possibly also wound it around your hair 3 times. There is no way this can break or damage your hair which is ideal. It would look particularly cute on a young girl child but really suitable for anyone who has long hair.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — With a little more than two weeks left before Congress adjourns for the holidays, supporters of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement know time is slipping away fast, and the trade deal could land right in the middle of presidential politics.Talks continue in Washington over what it will take for House Democratic leaders to sign off on a deal, but appeasing Democrats is now causing pushback from Mexico.As Politico reported Tuesday, Mexican officials are now resisting U.S. proposals for supervisors who would ensure Mexico upholds its labor reforms under the trade deal. The Mexican Business Coordinating Council, a major business lobby, is criticizing new labor demands as “extreme in nature and completely unacceptable.” The Business Coordinating Council includes banking, agricultural and other business groups.SUPPORTERS OF AGREEMENTSupporters in agriculture, such as the group Farmers for Free Trade, keep putting rural Democrats front and center to call for passage of the trade agreement. On Tuesday, former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, each reiterated the need to move quickly on USMCA rather than allowing the trade deal to carry into 2020.“There should be nothing stopping this and working across the aisle to get this done quickly,” Lincoln said.Lincoln pointed out U.S. agricultural exports account for about $20.5 billion in sales to Canada and $18.5 billion to Mexico. USMCA can be a big victory for ag that farmers and ranchers deserve and need, Lincoln said.“USMCA is a top priority for American agriculture,” Lincoln said. “This kind of certainty puts us in the driver’s seat to go back and do what they do best. Farmers are watching this debate very closely.”According to an International Trade Commission report last spring, USMCA would add about $68 billion in overall U.S. exports when implemented, including about $2.2 billion in additional agricultural exports.RISKS OF DRAGGING ONLincoln talked about the risks of USMCA talks dragging on. “That would just be devastating, as it would just languish or linger on into this unknown about what was going to happen,” she said.That is essentially what happened with the Trans Pacific Partnership, as resistance built up among presidential candidates as 2016 moved forward. One of President Donald Trump’s first actions when he took office in 2017 was to pull the U.S. out of TPP.On a weekly press call with agriculture reporters, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said “things are very unpredictable” in a presidential year. “But I think you have got to realize what Americans don’t want — Congress playing political games with real-world issues — and I hope that would encourage the Democratic House to move this as quickly as we can.”Grassley indicated if the House were to get its work done before the end of the year, he was confident the Senate could take up USMCA shortly after Congress returns on Jan. 6 next year.“If it moved through the House and didn’t get through the Senate, next year it’s going to be a lot easier for us to get it up in the Senate than what (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi is going through in the House,” Grassley said.Grassley said that, on the Senate floor, an agreement needed to be reached this week or there wasn’t much chance of the trade deal being done this year. “So I stick with that.”Reflecting some of the complexity and uncertainty currently facing trade, in his weekly call with reporters, Grassley took questions about USCMA, the state of trade talks with China, steel and aluminum tariffs against Argentina and Brazil, and tariffs against French goods over France’s digital services tax.TALKS CONTINUEGrassley said he was optimistic on USMCA largely because talks continue between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and House Democrats. Further, negotiators from Canada and Mexico continue to be engaged as well.“I want it because Iowans are asking for it,” Grassley said of the USMCA. “They need the certainty it would bring, particularly to agriculture,” Grassley said.“It would also be confidence-building for what we are doing in China,” and also in England and other trade talks, Grassley added.Vilsack, on a later call, defended Pelosi’s efforts to satisfy labor demands for more enforcement oversight in Mexico.“In fairness to the speaker, an agreement is only as good as the enforceability, and it appears they are making efforts and making improvements to the enforceability of the agreement,” Vilsack said.FUTURE OPPORTUNITIESLooking at opportunities going forward, Michelle Jones, a fourth-generation wheat and barley farmer in Montana, joined the call with Lincoln and Vilsack. Jones said the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a major success story for U.S. crops such as barley. Jones highlighted that almost 80% of U.S. barley is malted, then shipped to Mexico to make beer, which is then frequently exported back to the U.S.“It just highlights how important those integrated supply chains are,” Jones said. She added, “Not having a set trade agreement, a long-term trade agreement like NAFTA, or improving it with USMCA, puts a lot of our markets at risk.”Vilsack stressed the trade deal is an improvement over NAFTA, partially because of provisions to periodically review it and change terms of the deal. There are also specific provisions that trigger open access for dairy products to Canada that are restricted now under Canada’s supply management program. Canada’s class 7 dairy pricing system also has distorted markets, Vilsack said, “And it needs to be changed and eliminated.”Citing USDA figures released last week, Vilsack also pointed out 31% of farm income came from federal payments this year. Farmers want markets, not federal payment, he said, but they also have faced significant market challenges in recent years.“Farmers are now trying to deal with a challenging economy,” Vilsack said. He said dairy prices have increased because of a number of factors, including exports. “But there has still been a lot of pain out there in the countryside, a lot of bankruptcy, a lot of folks making decisions to leave a farming operation that has been in the family for generations. They are looking for a ray of hope. They are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, and they have placed a lot of faith and a lot of interest and a lot of passion and a lot of hope into passage of USMCA as a signal they are going to have opportunities in these important markets.”Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
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