UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises

first_imgView comments “J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem will be carrying the load for this season. With Issa Gaye joining us, that will be a good help also. And the bench will play a big, major role in our quest this season,” he said.But more than the manpower, what makes Jarin successful is his tried-and-tested system, something which he is hoping the Bulldogs have already bought into.“It takes a lot of time to really adapt to what you really want. But then, the only thing is I’m very fortunate personally because I inherited a group that has this good attitude — that has winning attitude, great culture. So you have to give credit to coach Eric Altamirano and his coaching staff for doing a great job,” he said.With that said, Jarin expects nothing less from this NU crew to bring in the energy for the full 40 minutes.“We’re gonna come in with a lot of energy. We’re gonna come in very competitive. We’re gonna come in all-out, and ready to surprise everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: NU Bulldogs643 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 And for the seasoned mentor, there’s only one word to describe this campaign with the Bulldogs: a challenge.“I like challenges,” he said. “The goal right now, realistically, is to be very competitive. Meaning tosay, we need to get to the Final Four because that’s the main objective. It will take a lot of hard work and you know that we’re the dark horse going into the Final Four, but hopefully, with a little hard work and a lot of luck, it’s attainable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJarin inherits a young NU team, which failed to make it to the semifinals for the first time in five years last season.But the bench tactician likes what he’s seeing from his lineup with J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem serving as the team’s leaders. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Coach: Jamike JarinLast Season: 5-9 (5th Place)Holdovers: J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, Rev DiputadoAdditions: Issa Gaye, Jonas Tibayan, Enzo JosonKey Losses: Alfred Aroga, Med Salim, Joshua Sinclair, JV GallegoWinner in every level he’s been in, coach Jamike Jarin embarks on a new chapter in his career as he is tasked to lead National University this upcoming season.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

James, Caldwell-Pope star as Lakers snap Hornets’ winning run

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, yells after dunking as Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move the ball on offense and contain Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker on defense.They succeeded on both goals, completing an emphatic sweep of the two-game season series.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James had 27 points and nine assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and the Lakers ended the Hornets’ four-game winning streak with a 129-115 victory on Friday night.Rajon Rondo had 17 of the Lakers’ 34 assists, and Kyle Kuzma added 20 points as the Lakers won their third straight at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The ball movement has been great. We’ve been spacing the floor, getting it to the open guy,” Caldwell-Pope said. “It’s been good for us, and the way we’ve been playing on both ends of the ball has been amazing.”Walker scored 24 points and had six assists for the Hornets, who trail Miami for the final playoff spot from the Eastern Conference by two games with seven games remaining. Caldwell-Pope did most of his damage from 3-point range, where he was 6 of 10, and the rest of the Lakers dominated from inside the arc by making 62 percent of their shots there (33 for 53).While many of their best offensive performances have come when playing fast and getting out in transition, Los Angeles only had 16 fast-break points, which reflected Charlotte coach James Borrego’s assessment of a poor defensive effort.“They didn’t feel us all night on the other end,” Borrego said. “They got the shots they wanted. Guys we were trying to run off the line, they got shots, so you got to give the Lakers credit. We’ve got to come to compete a little bit more at that end of the floor.”Caldwell-Pope had 17 points in the first half and made 4 of 6 3-point attempts, helping the Lakers take a 69-59 lead at the break.The Hornets didn’t fare much better to start the second half, with the Lakers opening the third quarter on a 14-4 run and pushing out the lead to as many as 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TIP-INSHornets: The Hornets had six players score in double figures. Bridges had 17, Frank Kaminsky III and Marvin Williams each added 13, and Devonte Graham scored 11. … Charlotte was 16 of 17 at the free throw line, with the only miss from Bismack Biyombo.Lakers: Rondo had five steals to go with his season high in assists, becoming the first Laker with at least 17 assists and five steals since Magic Johnson on Dec. 15, 1989, at Boston. . Lance Stephenson got his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds.UP NEXTHornets: Visit Golden State on Sunday.Lakers: Visit New Orleans on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “It basically comes down to us just not being all the way locked in,” said Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, who had 21 points.Los Angeles was just as effective in limiting Walker, who was 1 for 7 from 3. It didn’t help the Hornets’ cause that Jeremy Lamb was 1 for 11 for seven points in 20 minutes after spraining his right ankle against San Antonio on Tuesday.“We just wanted to contain (Walker), get the ball out of his hands as much as possible, make other guys make plays,” Caldwell-Pope said.EMBRACING THE ROLELakers coach Luke Walton downplayed the idea that his team had taken to playing spoiler after being eliminated from playoff contention for the sixth consecutive season, but Caldwell-Pope liked dealing a blow to someone else’s aspirations.“Why not? We wanted to be in the playoffs as bad as the other team, but, unfortunately, we’re not there,” Caldwell-Pope said. “So why not wreck some other teams?”The Lakers could still have a say in postseason seeding and matchups as their final five games are against Western Conference teams currently holding playoff spots.SHAKE IT OFFThe Hornets got off to a good start with a 12-0 run in the first quarter, but rookie forward Miles Bridges said they “kind of backed up a little bit” after taking an early eight-point lead.“We have to keep the pedal to the metal,” Bridges said. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UAAP men’s volleyball: NU survives Ateneo for 9th straight win, Adamson fends off UP View commentslast_img read more

Videos: Ohio State Football Releases “All Of The Lights” Videos To Boast About Program’s National Exposure

first_imgOhio State quarterback JT Barrett at Ohio State's media day.Ohio State Media DayNo college football team will be covered more by the media this season than Ohio State. The Buckeyes have a hefty local media contingent covering them on a daily – and, really, hourly – basis. Dozens of national reporters will also descend upon Columbus for days at a time to write about Urban Meyer and his elite program. Just look at how packed it was at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this afternoon for Ohio State’s media day. OSU’s video production team has released a couple “All Of The Lights” videos to boast about the team’s national exposure. Can Ohio State handle the spotlight? Most likely.last_img read more

Violence Adding to Burden of Courts – Justice Minister

first_imgWith violence-related cases clogging the courts, the Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, wants more persons to make use of dispute resolution avenues in order to settle disagreements.He says there is a propensity to resolve conflicts with violence, which is adding to the burden of the courts.“People are using violence, threats and brutish stupidity to settle arguments. And as far as I am concerned, we need fewer matters to come to the courts. That is why we are training justices of the peace (JPs) and other stakeholders, so we can mediate instead of litigate and we can engage more in plea bargaining,” Mr. Chuck said.He was addressing a press conference held at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road offices, on Thursday (October 11).The Chief Justice’s Statistics Reports for the Parish Courts for the period January-June 2018, show that the three most frequent criminal charges filed in the parish courts were assault occasioning bodily harm, unlawful wounding and threats.The reports noted that 82 per cent of the matters in the courts were committed by males, with the dominant age group of offenders being young men; 26.99 per cent were 20 to 26 years old; and 29.34 per cent were 27 to 36 years of age.The Justice Minister said that through the Restorative Justice Programme, the Ministry is hoping to train at least 3,000 restorative justice facilitators within schools and communities across the island.In addition, more justice centres will be opened, which will enable citizens to access a wide range of services, including mediation, restorative justice, child diversion and victim compensation.Minister Chuck further mentioned the use of child diversion, which is a process of dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the penal law, without resorting to the formal judicial proceedings.The Child Diversion Act was passed in both Houses of Parliament earlier this year.“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is coming on board with us and I know our international partners will help us to ensure that when we roll out child diversion, that we are able to assist our children, not only to resolve their problems, not only to conform with acceptable behaviour but when they do get into trouble to divert them away from the court system,” he stated.Mr. Chuck said under the programme, children 17 years and under who have committed most minor offences will be diverted away from the court system.“For more significant offences, if they go to the courts, the parish court judges will be sensitised. If, in appropriate cases, the offender can be retrained, rehabilitated, redirected, then that offender can be redirected by a child diversion officer to keep them from the formal system,” he noted further.last_img read more

Ready or not Canadian business may face sanctions under EUs GDPR privacy

first_imgTORONTO – Any Canadian business that collects personal information about residents of the European Union —whether they’re tourists, students or online customers —risks maximum fines of $30 million or more if they violate a sweeping new EU privacy law that takes effect Friday.But privacy experts say many small- and mid-sized Canadian companies have only recently become aware that they may be covered by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted by the 27-country regional government in 2016 with a two-year delay before enforcement starting on May 25, 2018.“Anybody that is collecting personal data from European residents — not only citizens — needs to comply with this,” Ale Brown, founder of Kirke Management Consulting, said in a phone interview from Vancouver.That’s equally true for a boutique fashion company selling purses, a university with students from a European country or a website using cookies or other information tracking features, she said. The GDPR could even affect small tourism-related business such as a resort or tour operator, because they have guests from all over the world.Besides having potentially hefty fines, the GDPR’s scope is also sweeping.It covers everything from giving people an opportunity to obtain, correct or remove personal data about themselves, to outlining rules for disclosing security breaches, to providing easily understood privacy policies and terms of service.One of the criticisms of GDPR has been that it could impose higher administrative costs on every company that wants to comply with the rules _ plus the potentially devastating impact of being hit with a fine for violating the law.Among those raising the alarm is Jake Ward, a spokesman for the recently formed Data Catalyst advisory council, which aspires to educate policy makers and businesses about the importance of the data-driven economy.“Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad bill, because I don’t necessarily think it is,” Ward said in an interview.“But there could have been some steps taken to appreciate that the challenges of small businesses is different from the large.”For example, he said, a fine of four per cent of annual revenue would be very painful for a large company like Facebook or Google but “that’s a death sentence for a small company that gets hit with a GDPR fine.”While the EU intends for its fines to be a real deterrent to breaking the privacy law, it does take into account a number of factors, such as whether the infringement is intentional or negligent, the actions taken to reduce damage to the individuals, and preparations in place to prevent non-compliance.However, it may impose the biggest fine applicable in a particular case and the ultimate maximum fine could be either 20 million euros (C$30 million), or four per cent of a company’s annual global revenue, whichever is greater.Brown said many of her larger clients have been grappling with the legal and operational implications of the GDPR for 18 months or more, but others have only recently become aware that they need to be ready too.A top priority for them, she said, is to respond quickly if somebody requests access to their personal information or corrections to what’s on file about them _ both rights recognized by the GDPR.“Smaller businesses in Canada may fly under the radar for awhile, because the supervisory authorities are going to have to prioritize, but if somebody lodges a complaint — they’re going to come,” Brown said.“From a financial, from a legal and a reputational perspective, you really don’t want a European supervisory authority knocking on your door.”They can begin to protect themselves by having a process in place for dealing with GDPR issues, as soon as possible, Brown said.“Do an inventory of the data you have, understand why you have it and document it.”It’s also important to be able to locate the information, which may reside in multiple places such as an in-house system, on a “cloud” service on somebody else’s servers, or on a mobile device like a smartphone, said Matthew Tyrer, a senior manager at the Ottawa office of data protection company Commvault.The arrival of GDPR has been an opportunity for Commvault as well as any Canadian company that can demonstrate it has taken the effort to protect their customers’ personal data, Tyrer said.“It will just make you that much more competitive and these are things we should probably have already been doing in the first place, when you look at the basics.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly spelled the first name of Jake Ward.last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace and Pine Pass

first_imgSee the full warning.3:22 PM PST Thursday 13 December 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverSnowfall with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will spread snow across northern BC overnight tonight. The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening. Total snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm are expected across Williston region, Pine Pass and the areas of the BC Peace near the Rockies.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm. 3:22 PM PST Thursday 13 December 2018Snowfall warning in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassSnowfall with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will spread snow across northern BC overnight tonight. The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening. Total snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm are expected across Williston region, Pine Pass and the areas of the BC Peace near the Rockies.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass.A low-pressure system will spread snow across Northern B.C. overnight Thursday that could bring as much as 15 cm of snow.The snow will intensify on Friday before easing in the evening.center_img Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.last_img read more

Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions says CERI study

first_imgThe first exceeds the target, resulting in an emissions reduction of 35 million equivalent tonnes of carbon dioxide per year but at a cost of $3 billion to $5.5 billion to implement.The second achieves the 45 percent or 20-million-tonne-per-year goal and costs $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion, while the third cuts more than 22 million tonnes of emissions and costs just $500 million to $1.5 billion.CERI is partly funded by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers _ along with the federal and Alberta governments and others. Its findings support a recommendation by CAPP that industry be allowed the discretion to make methane reductions on a cost-effective basis.Fogwill says a problem with methane emission targets is that data is incomplete and therefore implementation should be delayed.Environmental groups have said data, often provided by industry, is flawed but want the regulations to be implemented sooner.Methane, the main component of natural gas, is considered a potent contributor to climate change. CALGARY, A.B. – A study from the Canadian Energy Research Institute suggests the oil and gas industry could save billions of dollars if governments implement optimized methane emission reduction regulations instead of requiring the same level of cuts at every emitting source.The federal government has proposed regulations for methane emission reductions from the upstream oil and gas sector that would start early next year with the target of cutting by 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 _ Alberta has the same percentage target but compared with 2014 emissions.CEO Allan Fogwill says CERI’s study examined three scenarios, one in which all possible means were employed to reduce all emission sources, one which required every methane emitter to cut by the 45 percent amount, and one where emission cuts were implemented on a best-bang-for-the-buck basis.last_img read more

Fire at ONGC oil well kills 2

first_imgAhmedabad: Two contractual workers were killed in a fire at an ONGC well near here, the company said Thursday. A fire broke out around 2030 hours on Wednesday at Nandej well when repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by chartered hire Workover Rig Akash 4, it said in a statement. Nine fire tenders — four of ONGC and five from district fire services — were deployed and the fire was completely extinguished in less than an hour. “Unfortunately two contractual workers have lost their lives in the incident. While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25, was brought dead (at hospital on Wednesday), Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27, succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today (Thursday),” it said. Four other contractual workers with severe burn injuries are being treated at a hospital here. “While reasons behind this accident are being enquired into, ONGC is committed to provide all support as per its policy to the bereaved families as well as the ones who have suffered burn injuries,” it said.last_img read more

Man 62 supplying ammunition illegally to criminals arrested in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A-62-year-old man was arrested for allegedly supplying ammunition illegally to criminals based in Delhi-NCR and Punjab, police said Saturday. Amarlal, a native of Abohar in Punjab and residing in Patel Nagar, was arrested on Friday at Sonia Vihar Pushta road near MCD Khatta here. He had arrived in a white car to deliver a huge cache of ammunition to his contact, said G Ram Gopal Naik, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime). Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticA total of 1,000 live cartridges of .32 pistol, 1,000 live cartridges of .315 pistol and Rs 25,000 were recovered from his possession, he said. During interrogation, Amarlal disclosed that he used to get the ammunition at a cost of Rs 125-150 per cartridge from a known gun house owner at Shahbad in Ambala, Haryana, and sold them to criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge, Naik said. He has been supplying the ammunition illegally to criminals since 2002, the DCP said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Naik said Amarlal initially used to work as a salesman in gun houses in Abohar and Fazilka in Punjab. He then started his own gun house in Abohar but suffered losses, the DCP said Naik said Amarlal later began selling ammunition illegally to criminals and also helped people get fake arms licenses. He was first arrested by the CBI in a fake arms license case in 2002 and later on by local police in the Arms Act cases, said the officer. Further investigation is underway, police said.last_img read more

Focus back on IPL after World Cup selection

first_imgKolkata: Drafted into India’s World Cup squad as a back-up skipper, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the focus will be back on IPL now that the selectors have picked the 15-man team for the showpiece event. Speculations were rife that Karthik’s World Cup dreams are over after the selectors dropped him for the five-match ODI series at home against Australia — India’s last assignment before the World Cup. The MSK Prasad-led selection panel had named Rishabh Pant in the squad for the Australia series, thus hinting that the youngster might be making the cut for the World Cup instead of Karthik. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut with his vast experience, the Tamil Nadu glovesman pipped Pant in the 15-member squad for the World Cup last Monday. “Now that the team has been picked all those have been part of team have been announced, I think the focus back on IPL. I think everything is back on track,” Karthik told reporters on the eve of their IPL clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens. “All the players are looking forward to a clean slate of games and some good cricket being played in the next few rounds. It’s a fabulous tournament to be a part of, every franchisee is giving everything they have to you, so lift that coveted trophy.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAfter starting their campaign on a smooth note, KKR slipped out of number two position and now find themselves at number six after a string of three defeats in a row. Bottom-placed RCB, on the other hand, will face a do-or-die scenario and Karthik doesn’t want to take the Virat Kohli-led side lightly. “RCB are a very good team and we’re all aware of it. I think every game is going to be important in this space of the tournament and taking one game at a time and giving the best that we can,” he said. On Kohli and AB de Villiers presence, he said: “They two are world class players we are very aware of that I think you know, they get going they are hard to stop.”last_img read more

When Should You Draft a Quarterback in the First Round

In “No Team Can Beat the Draft,” my colleague Neil Paine argued that the player-evaluation market in the NFL appears to be pretty efficient. No team or general manager has shown an ability to consistently pick players who earn better stats in their first five years than we would expect given where they were taken in the draft.Neil’s argument doesn’t imply that no teams are better at general draft strategy than others. Some add value by trading their picks for more valuable picks. Some get value by picking in the “sweet spot” — the area where the return on investment for a pick is the highest (typically late in Round 1 or early in Round 2) — more often than others. Some address their team needs better than others. And so on.Of course, there’s also a lot of uncertainty in how players are valued. For Neil’s analysis, that’s not particularly important, because any arbitrary metric will do: If someone drafts better players, they will generally have more fruitful careers as measured by most metrics. But one weakness that almost all of those metrics share is not really understanding how much each player contributes to the overall quality of a team. This is a completely open question in football, with a wide range of estimates.So rather than looking at how players perform, I thought I’d take a quick look at how teams making certain types of picks perform overall over the next five years, relative to how we would expect teams of their strength to perform over the same period.For example, here’s how teams perform relative to their SRS (Simple Rating System, or margin of victory adjusted for strength of schedule) depending on where in the first round they drafted (using data from 1970 onward):Teams drafting in the top five slightly exceed expectations, while teams in the early and mid-round underperform; teams who draft late in the round do better than we’d think (again, this is in addition to the fact that teams who draft late are generally stronger).This is completely consistent (and, in fact, supports) the Massey-Thaler analysis, which suggests that early first-round picks are somewhat valuable, mid-round picks are not, and then the value of picks rises steadily until peaking in the second round.If we use this result to adjust for when a team makes its picks, we can start to look for other patterns, such as how teams have done after drafting players of certain positions in various spots.For the following table, I first calculated each team’s expected performance (in SRS) over the next five years based on its record, its SRS in the previous year and where it was making their draft pick. Then I compared that expectation to its actual performance, broken down by its draft slot and the position of the player it drafted. Here are the results for the eight positions most commonly drafted in the first round:Granted, these results are noisy. A lot of the difference is likely just variance, but slightly more results seem statistically significant than we would expect. A couple of the strongest results also reflect plausible theories:First, teams who take quarterbacks in the first five picks tend to perform better than expected (unsurprisingly), but teams who take QBs later in the round typically perform worse. This is the result I was hoping to find, based on the theory that marquee quarterbacks are easy to identify, but sorting out the rest is difficult. In other words: If the top QBs are off the board, it’s probably not worth spending a first-round pick (and more money) speculatively.Second, tackles possibly aren’t as valuable as people think. Guards didn’t make the list because a lot fewer of them were taken in the first round, though for those that were, the teams who took them did better than average. This could be explained by tackles being poorly-valued by the market relative to guards. read more

Putins Russia Just Cant Seem To Win Olympic Hockey Gold

10Patrik EliasCCzech Rep.89.934.8124.7 14Daniel AlfredssonRWSweden92.828.2121.0✓ 1Nicklas LidstromDSweden75.583.4158.9✓ PlayerPoscountry*Off.Def.TotalWon Gold? 5Alex OvechkinRWRussia126.223.8150.0 6Marian HossaLWSlovakia110.533.6144.2 2Joe ThorntonCCanada112.842.1154.9✓ 20Henrik SedinLWSweden75.432.7108.1✓ Russia’s not-so-golden generation of pro starsOlympic golds among skaters with the most NHL Point Shares, 1998-2018 *Players are listed with the national team they played for in the Olympics.**As of Feb. 18, 2018Source: Hockey-Reference.com 7Zdeno CharaDSlovakia49.288.7137.9 8Sidney CrosbyCCanada110.724.7135.4✓ 9Patrick MarleauCCanada96.232.1128.3✓ 3Jaromir JagrRWCzech Rep.119.833.7153.5✓ 19Henrik ZetterbergLWSweden79.328.9108.2✓ Perhaps it’s no coincidence that in the first Olympic hockey tournament devoid of NHL players since 1994, the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) are dominating. Buttressed by Datsyuk and Kovalchuk (who both left North American hockey in the last five years but are both still good enough to play on most top lines in the NHL), they’ve often decimated their opponents in Pyeongchang, and the OAR team looks as likely as any other to win the gold this weekend. But even if they win it all, it won’t truly count as the kind of Olympic dominance that Russia’s been lacking of late.On top of the the fact that OAR medals don’t count in the national team’s tally, there’s also the matter of never beating the best hockey players the world had to offer. Remember, the Soviet and Unified teams only ever beat groups of amateurs, and although there are plenty of professionals and ex-NHL players skating in South Korea, it would be incorrect to say these Olympics are an exhibition of the globe’s top talent. If the Olympic Athletes from Russia go on to win gold this weekend, they’ll join a long line of champions who beat some pretty good hockey teams — but never quite had to face the best on the planet.Who knows if the NHL and the International Olympic Committee will ever come to terms and allow the sport’s best players to return to the world’s most significant international ice hockey tournament. If not, all-time Russian greats like Ovechkin and Malkin could finish their illustrious careers without ever capturing Olympic gold. And if the NHL stays home again in four years, even a (presumably) restored Team Russia won’t really get a chance to measure itself against the world’s best players.Perhaps Russia will just have to content itself with basking in the on-ice brilliance of president Vladimir Putin: Eight goals by one team might be impressive, but who needs Olympic gold when you have a player who’s capable of netting eight goals by himself? 13Daniel SedinCSweden90.330.9121.1✓ 18Pavel DatsyukCRussia82.129.1111.2 15Chris ProngerDCanada49.669.6119.2✓ What do Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Bure, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have in common? They’re all infinitely gifted hockey men from Russia — who’ve never won a gold medal at the Olympics. In fact, no Russian men’s hockey team has ever won gold at the Olympics.That is, of course, slightly disingenuous — between those great Soviet teams of the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and the Unified Team (made up of players from the just-collapsed USSR) that reached hockey’s mountaintop in the French Alps in 1992, teams from what is now Russia have won an astounding eight Olympic golds. But the Russian Federation has never reached such great heights. In the last six Olympics, the country’s hockey teams have only won two medals: a silver at Nagano in 1998 and a bronze at Salt Lake City in 2002. And this year’s team won’t be the one to end the drought. Although Russian athletes have been playing great, they are officially competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia after a widespread doping scandal led to the country being formally banned from this year’s Winter Olympics. Since these athletes aren’t technically playing under the Russian flag, any medals they win can’t contribute to the country’s medal total. Whatever happens, the Russian anthem won’t be playing in Pyeongchang.That one-in-three rate for acquiring medals of any color at the last six Olympics must be jarring — unacceptable? — for a national team so accustomed to slicing its opponents to bits at international ice hockey tournaments. The Soviets are rightly famous for their dominance at the Olympics, but they also cleaned up at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Ice Hockey World Championships: Between 1954 and 1991, they won 22 championships, finishing in second on seven more occasions.1They also won bronze five times. And while the Russian Federation team has had some success in the same competition — they’ve won five World Championships2Plus three silver and four bronze. — it doesn’t have the same luster as capturing gold on the world’s biggest winter athletics stage. This quadrennial shortfall must be a disappointment to Russian hockey fans (and their, uh, hockey role-playing president).Russia’s multigenerational stretch of frustration at the Olympics looks more grim when it’s juxtaposed with the success of Canada and Sweden. The best players to come out of each of these two nations in the past two decades — for example, Sidney Crosby, Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews for Canada, and Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Lundqvist for Sweden — have at least one shiny piece of golden hardware to show for their efforts at the Olympics. Even the Czechs, led by a 25-year-old Jaromir Jagr, grabbed gold at Nagano ’98. Back when the Olympics were played by amateurs, the Soviets were almost unbeatable3Mainly because those Soviet players were amateurs in name only.; not long after the tournament allowed NHL talents to participate, the Russians all but disappeared from the conversation.4A confounding factor here is that the 1988 rule change allowing professional players in the Olympics shortly predated the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Just as the quality of competition was improving, the Russian team would have had a smaller pool of talent to draw from, as a number of countries broke from the USSR to become independent. 16Martin St. LouisCCanada87.927.0114.8✓ 4Jarome IginlaRWCanada119.333.8153.1✓ 12Sergei GoncharDRussia68.056.2124.2 11Teemu SelanneRWFinland99.924.6124.5 Point Shares** 17Evgeni MalkinLWRussia93.519.0112.5 read more

Track and Field Ohio State sending 53 athletes for highly competitive Music

Junior Nick Gray will run the men’s 60-meter-dash, 200-meter-dash and 4×400-meter-relay this weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsOhio State will open up its roster by sending 53 athletes to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Challenge, a two-day meet filled with tough competition and national implications. There will be 12 events on Friday and Saturday with at least one NCAA national championship qualifier.In the past two meets, Ohio State opted out of sending its full roster. This week, Ohio State is sending its full team, marking the season debuts for several athletes.Men’s previewThe 60-meter dash is filled with highly competitive sprinters who should create a close end result. Ohio State’s junior Nick Gray and senior Zack Bazile, as well as Southern Mississippi’s Cra’vorkian Carson and Memphis’ Davon Demoss, have top times that are separated by just .04 seconds. Carson has the fastest time at 6.64, which ranks 11th overall in the country, while Bazile is the slowest at 6.68, ranked 21st in the nation. The athletes with the top-16 marks will go to the national championship meet.“In the 60 meter, it’s important to focus on body technique, how fast I’m getting out and not focus on what’s going on in the outside lanes,” Gray said. Gray currently has a season-high mark of 6.66. That time would tie him for the last national championship qualifying spot, but that race was not counted by the NCAA. Since that race, Gray has been hampered by small injuries.“My goal for this track meet is to leave healthy and not hurt,” Gray said. Gray said he does not feel pressure to beat his personal record because he is currently more focused on his better events, the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Gray will make his season debut in the 200-meter dash and will run in 4×400-meter relay. Bazile has primarily been a jumper throughout his collegiate career, but ran a 60-meter-dash in 6.68 seconds two weeks ago.“Zack’s always wanted to run on the track,” assistant coach Joel Brown said. “He has the opportunity to do that this year and it is turning out well for him.”Redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield will make his track debut for Ohio State. Sheffield’s personal record in the 60-meter dash is a 6.70. He also plays cornerback for the Ohio State football team. Bazile also is expected to have a big meet outside of the 60-meter dash. He has the farthest long jump by .35 meters heading into this meet. While Bazile set a personal best in triple jump this year, Southern Mississippi’s John Warren has the better mark on the season. In the men’s 800-meter run, Ohio State junior Alexander Lomong has the top time this season. It will be the first 800 of the season for three of Virginia Tech’s runners, all of whom have faster personal records than Lomong.The Buckeyes are having their best season in school history in pole vault. Cole Gorski has the pole vault record a 5.45 meters set last week, and junior Coty Cobb is ranked third all-time (5.35m).They will be facing off against some tough familiar foes. Cincinnati’s Adrian Valles has beaten both Buckeyes and has the third-highest jump in the country at 5.61 meters. Michigan State’s Tim Ehrhardt has a personal record higher than Gorski’s, but Gorski beat Ehrhardt earlier this season.Women’s previewThe weight throw will be a showdown of the top-three collegiate throwers in the country and an Olympian. Junior Sade Olatoye is currently third with a throw of 22.76 meters, behind Cincinnati’s Ann Echikunwoke (23.69) and Mississippi’s Janeah Stewart (23.83). The top three will square off against Gwen Berry, a member of Team USA.Olatoye, Stewart and Echikunwoke also will compete in shot put. Freshman Anavia Battle will run in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. She is coming off first place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.45) and 200-meter dash (23.79). Both finishes are the two best times this season for Ohio State. Brown said Battle is doing less weight training than her teammates and is focused more on bodyweight training and explosiveness to stay on track for this meet.Senior Mikaela Seibert has the farthest personal best in triple-jump heading into this meet of all competitors, but Cincinnati’s Irati Mitxelena has the farthest mark of the season. read more

Mens Lacrosse No 9 Ohio State drops second straight Big Ten game

Ohio State junior attack Tre Leclaire (44) passes the ball during their match against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium on Mar. 31. Ohio State lost 6-14. Credit: Willow Mollenkopf | For The LanternNo. 1 Penn State’s offense was too much for No. 9 Ohio State to handle, with the Buckeyes losing their second straight game with a 13-8 defeat to the Nittany Lions, leaving Ohio State without a win in Big Ten play so far.On a wet and slippery Sunday night in State College, Penn State’s offensive efficiency and star players proved to be the key difference. Penn State junior attacker Mac O’Keefe scored three goals, while redshirt junior Grant Ament added two goals and six assists in front of the home crowd.The Buckeyes (7-2, 0-2 Big Ten) were not able to capitalize on the shots they saw, scoring on eight of 37 shots and picking 16 ground balls to Penn State’s eight. However, Penn State made the most of its opportunities, making 13-of-26 shots and saving 14 shots to Ohio State’s seven.Penn State (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten) scored within the first four minutes of the first quarter with a goal from sophomore midfielder Brian Townsend and added to another goal before Ohio State tied it with two straight goals from junior attacker and leading scorer Tre LeClaire. Both teams would score back-to-back goals to keep the game tied at the end of the first. LeClaire finished the game with four of Ohio State’s eight total goals on 10 shots, five of which were on goal. The second quarter started strong for the Nittany Lions, with Penn State’s two prolific stars making the difference. O’Keefe scored two straight goals to stay as the second to top scorer in the country and Ament was the player on both assists, adding to his already nation-leading assist total. The Buckeyes would add a goal, but Penn State would get two more, one of which came from O’Keefe for the hat trick.Ohio State made a strong run to get back into the game, scoring three goals in the third quarter — including LeClaire’s third of the day — but Penn State had an answer for the Buckeyes every time they made a run, answering with three goals in the quarter.The final quarter about Penn State ending the Buckeyes hopes, scoring two straight before LeClaire found the net again, but it wasn’t as enough as Penn State scored again to end the game with the five-goal victory.Ohio State moves on to face Johns Hopkins at noon Sunday. read more

Ronaldo My son says hell be better than me

first_imgConfidence appears to be running high in Cristiano Ronaldo’s family with the star revealing that his son is already aiming to become even better than him8-year-old Cristiano Jr has followed in his father’s footsteps this summer by signing for Juventus’ Under-9 team.And it seems that the youngster is having no trouble adapting to his new surroundings as he continues to bang in the goals for the Bianconeri youth side.Although his father, who recently scored his first two goals the Juventus senior side on Sunday, warned that he may not have it so easy when it comes to catching up with him.“I hope Cris, my son, will be like his daddy,” Ronaldo sr told reporters on Mundo Deportivo.“He says he’ll be better than me, but I think he’ll find it difficult.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Ronaldo will make his Champions League debut for Juventus this evening against Valencia.Below is a video of Cristiano Jr in action.Juventus Pulcini won 7-1 yesterday – Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. scored 4 of those goals on his debut. [TS] pic.twitter.com/AXZWsOPBBr— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) September 2, 2018last_img read more

Klopp is not interested in Evertons stats

first_imgThe Liverpool manager wants his team to return to their winning path today against the Blues in the English Premier LeagueLiverpool and Everton will face off tonight in the English Premier League.And for the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, he’s not interested in the Blues’ stats or their past encounters.“I’m not interested even for one second in records or stats from the previous meetings,” he told the club’s official website.“I’m not interested for one second about expectations or predictions. I’m not interested for one second who is favorite and who isn’t.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s a derby: two clubs who share a city and are separated by meters. The intense desire to win is something we can guarantee every supporter inside Anfield will have,” he added.“So for us as ‘the team’ it’s about delivering: go and channel the positive energy of this encounter; take extra juice from it.”“These games make you run harder, jump higher and give beyond what sometimes you realize yourself is possible,” he explained.“I trust my players entirely that they understand what is needed from them today. They’ve proved themselves over and over in this respect.”last_img read more

Solskjaer impressed with improved Darmian

first_imgManchester United praised the recent performance of Matteo Darmian after the Italian played out of position during their FA Cup win at the weekend.Darmian, was deployed in the central defence during United’s 2-0 win against Reading on Saturday and he received accolades from club fans and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“He [Darmian] is the biggest plus today,” Solskjaer told MUTV after the game.“Matteo looked like he had played there before for a long time. As an Italian, he’s very cultural and very calm on the ball.“He was one of the few that at times tried to settle us down and pass the ball. I don’t think he put a foot wrong.”The 29-year-old had been heavily linked with a return to Serie A but never criticised the Red Devils publicly for his lack of game time.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I can play there. Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter,” he added.“I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory. Sometimes I’ve played in a back three so it’s not a problem for me.“Of course I’m more of a defender than an attacking player, but I have to help the team.”The best way to start the new year at Old Trafford!! 💪 #nextround #MUFC @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/XaomQdvxhc— Matteo Darmian (@DarmianOfficial) January 5, 2019last_img read more

Apprehension Of Haitian Cargo Vessels

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:apprehension, eleuthra, hatian vessel, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian Migrants Apprehended Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 19 April, 2015 (RBDF): Acting on information received, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force reconnaissance aircraft sighted two suspicious vessels near Eleuthera that were intercepted and boarded by crewmembers of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship DURWARD KNOWLES on Saturday 18 April 2015.As a result of the boarding’s, four undocumented passengers were found along with discrepancies with ownership of the vessels. The two vessels were subsequently escorted to Nassau where Police, Immigration and Customs Officials assisted in conducting further investigations for illegal drugs, immigration status of crewmembers, cargo verification, and vessel ownership. Thus far, one Haitian national has been admitted to the Carmichael Road Detention Center by Immigration authority. Investigations by agencies involved are ongoing.last_img read more

Deandrea remembers Michael Jackson moment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – This day in history Michael Jackson died at the age of 50; that was in 2009.Regrettably, I never got to meet or interview this musical icon but I did get to see him playful and guarded by about 30 Royal Bahamas Police Officers as he tried to make it to the stage at the opening of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Squatting beneath that canopy of officers, on assignment at that star-studded opening, I too dropped to the ground in a squat just to peep the King of Pop… he hailed me with a wide grin, covered his mouth as he laughed and then hit the stage transforming from a child-like genius to a musical master. If you are in the mood for some Michael J today; go to my FB page for a YouTube playlist of little known hits belted out by Jackson. Better yet, we’ve also got links to YouTube video of the opening in 1998 of the Royal Towers at Atlantis where he sang a song all of us could use these days, ‘Heal the World.’ WATCH NOW: Related Items:michael jackson TWO SWORN IN AT FINANCE TO COVER HARVEY’S JOB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Recommended for you OVER 300 SUPPORT CRIME STOPPERS MICHAEL JACKSON BALLlast_img read more

Former Slate Deputy Editor Joins The Atlantic People on the Move —

first_img CNBC Digital has named Jeffrey McCracken its managing editor for digital. He joins from Bloomberg, where he had been executive editor. Swansburg, who started his career as an editorial assistant at The New York Times, had been deputy editor of ideas at The Boston Globe before joining Slate. Billboard has hired Hannah Karp as its news director. She joins from The Wall Street Journal, where she has been since 2004. Karp is currently a staff reporter covering the music industry at the newspaper. Jim Aley and Howard Chua-Eoan will succeed Otis Bilodeau as co-deputy editors of Bloomberg Businessweek. Chua-Eoan joined the brand in 2014 after three decades at Time and manages the front of the book. Aley came from Fortune in 2009 and oversees features. Both will continue to run their sections in addition to their new deputy duties. Jay Meyer has rejoined Time Inc. as SVP of the travel category. Most recently, he consulted in the travel space with Hearst Magazines on its Airbnb Magazine and The Black Tomato travel agency, among other places. Judith Ohikuare has joined Refinery29 as a work and money writer. She was previously an associate editor at Cosmopolitan.  Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Toria Garrett joins W and Vanity Fair as executive account director, beauty. She was most recently head of revenue and associate publisher at Teen Vogue. Before that, Garrett was ad director and executive beauty director at Vogue. James Kim has moved to Time from his role as a designer at Entertainment Weekly. He joined Time Inc. in 2016. “John brings a range of gifts to this new role,” said Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg in a statement. “He knows how to conceive of and assign the most ambitious stories; he is a brilliant line editor; and, of course, he understands how to present complicated magazine features in digitally compelling ways.” It’s been announced that Swansburg will be commissioning and editing pieces across the brand’s print edition, from features to the front of the book. Stephanie Fried has been named EVP of research, analytics and audience development at Condé Nast’s Co/Lab leadership team. And Brooke Ellis has been named the team’s VP of digital design and UX. Fried was previously VP of research, analytics and audience development at the company, and Ellis was executive director UX and design.  The former deputy editor of Slate, John Swansburg, has joined The Atlantic as its new senior editor. Swansburg was with Slate for an entire decade interrupted only by a brief two-month gig at The New Yorker.last_img read more