QPR chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter after the defeat against Liverpool, insisting he was proud of his team’s display.Widely criticised for their previous showings, Rangers were much more competitive and were unlucky to lose 3-2.“Its a cruel game but we all wanted QPR to play and they played. I’m very proud of everyone in the club,” Fernandes declared.“Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride. We deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.”Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride . we deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 19, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “Feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach. A cruel end to a brilliant game. So proud of our performance today. Chin up and take positives.“Vargas, Fer, Onouha, Charlie, Isla, Caluker, Dunne, Henry, Sandro, Yun, Traore, all played with guts and heart. And that’s heartening to see.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Amazing performance. If we can play like that with that level of support we will be fine.”The performance of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was a definite plus for Rangers.Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) October 19, 2014He looked assured on his debut and produced a fine save in the second half but was powerless to prevent Liverpool’s three goals.McCarthy wrote: “Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!”R’s midfielder Joey Barton, who missed the game through injury, tweeted: “Deserved at least a point if not 3. Effort from all was great. Got work to do on training ground but lots of positives from the performance.“We have just got to stick together and show the kind of guts, skill and determination we showed today. No blame culture. It helps nobody.“You win together and you lose together. Pick ourselves up and get ready for another war against Villa A week Monday.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne, Tony Award-winning actress and singer Laura Benanti, actor/producer/director Esai Morales and actor/musician Jason Dolley have joined an all-star line-up for the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.In what has become an annual tradition, the newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL Season 14 will perform the “National Anthem” to open the 26th annual live concert event. The winner will be announced on the AMERICAN IDOL finale on May 13. Co-hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, the inspiring night of remembrance is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.The previously announced all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); seven-time Grammy Award-winner, and international superstar Gloria Estefan; THE VOICE season five winner Tessanne Chin; acclaimed film and television actress Stefanie Scott (INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3; JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS); the world’s most prolific classical cross-over star Katherine Jenkins; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The 26th annual broadcast airs live on PBS Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will showcase our courageous American heroes who have been disabled for life; shine a spotlight on Gold Star Children who have lost a parent to war; and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.Also participating in the event are the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.The program is a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producer Jerry Colbert and producer Michael Colbert have assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment awards shows. The team includes: Emmy award-winning producer Walter C. Miller, whose credits include the GRAMMY AWARDS and COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; and award-winning director Paul Miller whose credits include THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.