QPR appear to have decided against attempting to bring in Robbie Keane or Tim Cahill.Manager Harry Redknapp recently indicated that he was interested in taking striker Keane on loan from LA Galaxy.The Irishman, who played under Redknapp at Tottenham, is potentially available for a loan move now the MLS season has finished.Former Everton star Cahill, now with New York Red Bulls, has also been linked with a temporary return to the Premier League.But Redknapp said: “I haven’t spoken to anyone about Robbie Keane. It’s a two-month job, that’s the problem.“Tim Cahill as well – good player, but it’s two months. What do you do after that?”Click here for our QPR quizSee also:’Let’s have a challenge – come and do something’ Redknapp tells transfer 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When I got up this morning, the rain had started to fall and it is obvious we will be out of the fields for the next few days. Last week we made tremendous progress on the fall harvest. We were able to cut soybeans seven days in a row and we only have 10% of the soybeans left to harvest. We were able to shell some corn the week before and we are very pleased with the yield performance we are seeing.The soybeans yields have been very erratic. Our productive soils have performed at normal or above normal levels and the poorer soils have been a disappointment. The yield differences are a result of the replanting we had to do in June. The replanted soybean yields have been variable and the May-planted beans have been about normal. It is not a surprise that when you plant in June, conditions need to be ideal to achieve normal crop yields. We are also seeing the results of crop stress this year, which explains some of the variations in yield. We had severe water damage in early July and some areas did not recover from that. We are seeing it now on the yield monitor.The corn crop is doing great. It has been a very pleasant surprise so far. Our average harvest moisture has been 20.5%. We have been very pleased with that, but what we have harvested has all been April-planted corn.The weather has been absolutely wonderful and perfect for drying down the late-planted corn. We had concerns a month ago about whether the crop would make it to full physiological maturity but that concern has been eliminated and it will be at near normal harvest moisture levels.If it does frost in the coming week it will be alright. Back in late August and September, early frost was a huge concern. I didn’t think the corn would make it but with the warm temperatures it has been ideal for the development of that late-planted corn and yields won’t be affected as much as I thought they could be.The standability of the corn is going to be on a field-by-field case. Some of the April-planted corn definitely needs to be harvested but the later-planted corn stalk integrity is still intact and not a concern.
2010 might be the Chinese Year of the Tiger but in Bangalore the cubs ruled the roost. Be it sports, acting or cooking, youngsters from all walks of life are creating waves. Simply Bangalore does a lowdown on youngsters who rocked Bangalore in 2010. Actress Aindrita RaySexy sirenAindrita Ray, 20,,2010 might be the Chinese Year of the Tiger but in Bangalore the cubs ruled the roost. Be it sports, acting or cooking, youngsters from all walks of life are creating waves. Simply Bangalore does a lowdown on youngsters who rocked Bangalore in 2010.Actress Aindrita RaySexy sirenAindrita Ray, 20, ActorThis Bengali-origin Kannada film actor was known as a bombshell much before she managed to woo the critics and the discerning audiences with a powerful performance in Manasaare last year, the role which won her three popular awards. She’s one of the hottest actors in the Kannada film industry. Single and ready to mingle? Probably not considering that she’s still new in the industry and wants to make a mark professionally before getting involved with anyone.Having lived in Bangalore for 19 years, her Bengali roots are almost rusty and she claims not to know ‘anything about Bengali cinema’. It was the little girl in the scooty commercial that caught the eye of Director Mahesh who had cast her in Meravanige and there’s been no looking back professionally. Manasaare won her the best actress award from AKKA, Suvarna as well as the Scope South award. With anasina Mathu and Januma Janumadallu in Kannada, Flat in Hindi and Sari nee ishtam in Telugu, the celebrations start on a multilingual note for Ray in 2011.Chef Manu ChandraDinner dateManu Chandra, 30, ChefIt’s not uncommon to see customers gushing at both the chef and the food at Olive Beach in Bangalore. Long before Saif Ali Khan made the profession popular or an older Amitabh Bachchan decided to don the cool chef’s hat, Bangaloreans have found the chef with the coolest glamour quotient-Manu Chandra.Trade and travel magazines on food have rated Chandra among the best talents in the food business in India and he was most recently rated the most talented young chef in the country. His college days saw Cafe Turtle in Delhi feature Manu’s specials during weekends. And it wasn’t long before he entered The Culinary Institute of America, New York. He graduated with top honours and went on to work at top kitchens around the world before returning to India to take over as Executive Chef of A D Singh’s new Olive Beach in Bangalore.Snooker and Billiards champion Pankaj AdvaniThe champPankaj Advani, 25, Snooker and Billiards championThe year didn’t start off on a great note for one of Bangalore’s best known sporting champs but it certainly ends gloriously with nothing less than a podium finish, a gold medal for Pankaj Advani, in fact the first for India, at the Asian Games in Guanghou. It wasn’t always the case of course when this 18-year-old made his debut, “No body would have bet even a paisa on me,” he says rather modestly. Advani is not one to discuss his personal life, leave alone girlfriends, and thankfully snooker and billiards players are not hounded like cricketers. Stylish without being over the top Advani’s comfortable style of a tee teamed with jeans and simple ways have made him quite the boy next door in his hometown.Actress RamyaBelle of the ballRamya, 27, ActorThe city’s best known actress, her volatile temper and her vulnerable looks have won Ramya an army of admirers. Besides Kannada cinema, she’s also done some award winning work in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Ramya is quite the dream girl, a sports person and an animal lover with a vivacious personality her dream is to open an animal shelter and a veterinary hospital in the near future. With over 37 films in her kitty, she’s established herself as one of South India’s best known actresses. This year like most others opened on a positive note, for Ramya with her experimental film Just Math Mathalli, directed by Sudeep, received the thumbs up from all the critics, something that has been considered a bold and innovative step for the otherwise mainstream actress who has restricted herself to commercial hit films.Businessman Siddharth Mallya with Bollywood bombshell Deepika PadukoneSuper scionSiddharth Mallya, 23, BusinessmanIf there’s one youngster who has acquired rock star status in Bangalore this year, that’s 23-year-old Siddharth Mallya. After all, this lad belongs to the Billionaire’s club. Born in the United States and raised in London and the Middle East, Mallya Jr got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from London and is currently the life and soul of Mallya’s parties. Surrounded by a bevy of babes, the scion himself seems to favour Deepika Padukone, after all they share a common team, The Royal Challengers. As to what makes Mallya Jr rock, besides his cool looks, he’s already a director at UB working on making Royal Challengers a force to reckon with in the Indian Premier League. Something that he does with great panache and the team that was down and out till last year, turned out to be the dark horse going all the way to the finals. And it goes without saying that the best after-parties were those hosted by Royal Challengers.Cricketer Robin UthappaWillow whispersRobin Uthappa, 25, CricketerIf he had listened to his mother, he would have ended up a doctor. Today, his romance is with the willow and it’s no wonder that he’s earned the nickname “The Walking Assasin” thanks to his exploits on the field. “I always wanted to be a part of the Indian cricket team ever since I can remember, and today I’m lucky to live that dream,” says he. The Indian Premier League in 2010 changed all that as he smashed 51 off 21 balls, in fact the second fastest 50 in the IPL against King XI Punjab and was the match winner for his team-Royal Challengers.advertisementadvertisement