McManus well represented in Power

first_imgJP McManus could have a very strong hand in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week. Colour Squadron is one of seven possible runners for the powerful owner and the Philips Hobbs-trained eight-year-old has been handed 10st 10lb for his bid to go one better than his runer-up finish 12 months ago. The McManus septet also features Uxizandre (11st 2lb), trained by Alan King, and Shanpallas (10st 5lb), trained in Ireland by Charles Byrnes. Press Association Shanpallas has been in good form over the summer and was bought by McManus after finishing third to Your Busy in the Kerry National at Listowel in September. The six-year-old went on to win the Munster National at Limerick last month. “I expect Shanpallas will be left in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at the five-day stage but we have made no decision about his participation at the moment,” said the County Limerick-based Byrnes. “Obviously, JP has several others in the race and I still have to speak to Frank (Berry, racing manager) and the team. “Shanpallas has been in terrific form since Limerick and I would be keen to run, although the form of that race has not worked out brilliantly. “I would not be concerned about the drop back in trip as I think he is more of a two-and-a-half-miler than a three-miler. “He has been to Cheltenham before but the ground was very heavy that day and he landed quite steep over the first and got behind. “He is a different horse on good ground.” There are six other Irish-trained entries, including four from the stable of Ireland’s champion jump trainer Willie Mullins. The Closutton quartet are dual Festival winner Champagne Fever (11st 2lb), Ballycasey (10st 13lb), Felix Yonger (10st 10lb) and The Paparrazi Kid (9st 13lb). Charlie Hill Chase winner Menorah tops the weights on 11st 12lb while l ast year’s scorer Johns Spirit has been allotted 11st, 12lb more than he carried 12 months ago. His trainer Jonjo O’Neill could also saddle Taquin Du Seuil (11st 3lb) as well as the McManus-owned pair of Eastlake (10st 4lb) and Festive Affair (9st 4lb). Jamie Snowden’s Present View (10st 2lb) and the Nicky Henderson-trained Oscar Whisky (11st) head the market with the sponsors as 7-1 joint-favourites. last_img read more

Blocking keeps Syracuse volleyball competitive against Penn State, but SU still falters

first_imgThree times in succession, Penn State tried to spike the ball.Three times Syracuse blocked the Nittany Lions.The third time, the Syracuse front line combined to block what would have been a bullet by Penn State’s dominant outside hitter Simone Lee.The ball instead deflected up in the air eventually bobbling between Orange players before reaching setter Jalissa Trotter who assisted to Mackenzie Weaver for a strike that just stayed inbounds.Syracuse had stunned the Nittany Lions and led 9-8 in the first set against one of collegiate volleyball’s perennial powers. On the next play Lee served the ball into the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (1-6) eventually slowed down and lost to No. 17 Penn State (5-3) in three sets Saturday night at the Women’s Building, but for a moment a glimpse of what SU could do was on full display.“We’re going to find out about ourselves in every match that we’ll play from now on,” Orange head coach Leonid Yelin said.Syracuse finished the match with 10 total blocks and 14 block assists that lead directly to offense. Middle blocker Amber Witherspoon led the team with seven individual blocks.Last year, Syracuse was one of the best teams in the nation in blocking and while the team has struggled to stay consistent, the constant presence of blocking and team defense has helped Syracuse stay in games, like on Saturday against a top-20 opponent.“We worked and fought the entire time,” Witherspoon said. “We can now build on top of this for the next games.”In the first set, Syracuse blocked and dug as many balls from Penn State as it could. Each time the crowd erupted and inactive middle blocker Santita Ebangwese punched the air while standing on the sideline, waving her arms back and forth unable to hold the emotion of each moment in.However, as much as the seven-time national champions bent, the Nittany Lions did not break.After winning the first set 25-22, Penn State became more dominant as the game wore on. It won the second set 25-17 and won in convincing fashion in the third set by a score of 25-12.Penn State adjusted its game to a more basic approach to counteract Syracuse’s aggressive defense. Instead of constantly trying to smash the ball, Penn State focused on well-timed lobs and drop shots to open areas before returning to spikes when Syracuse’s defense began to tire.“I think that we got out-techniqued a little bit,” Weaver said. “They were more refined and they knew what to do in these situations.”Weaver said that the team would use Penn State’s adjustments as a blueprint.“They’ve been (in these situations),” Weaver said. “We need to take (our mistakes) and learn from that and act like we’ve been there before.” Comments Published on September 10, 2016 at 11:21 pm Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tom Brady issues challenge to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson with one condition

first_img Written By FOLLOW US One legend to another.@MichaelVick congratulates @Ravens QB @Lj_era8 for breaking his single-season rushing record— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 13, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US New England Patriots star Tom Brady took to Twitter after Lamar Jackson’s record-breaking display against the Jets. Tom Brady challenged Lamar Jackson to a sort of foot race, albeit with one condition. The Ravens quarterback would have to wear rollerblades for the 40-yard dash challenge issued by Tom Brady. Also Read | New England Patriots Caught In Spygate 2.0, Admit To Violating NFL Policy In Bengals’ Game While Lamar Jackson may very well be the greatest running quarterback in the Ravens’ history, he does hold Tom Brady in high stead. Earlier in November, prior to the Ravens’ game against the Patriots, Lamar Jackson labelled Tom Brady as the “G.O.A.T. of all G.O.A.T.s”.  Also Read | NFL Week 15 Predictions: Patriots, Cowboys Struggle To Continue? COMMENT There were quite a few headlines created during the Jets vs Ravens game at the M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night. The Baltimore Ravens secured their second consecutive AFC North championship during their 41-25 win over the Jets. In doing so, they also registered their 10th consecutive win in the NFL this season. However, in the game of numbers, only one Ravens player ran the rule during Thursday Night Football (TNF).  WATCH US LIVE First Published: 13th December, 2019 17:23 IST Colin DCunha Me vs Lamar, 40 Yard Dash on natural grass but he has to wear rollerblades. Who’s buying the PPV?— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 13, 2019 Last Updated: 13th December, 2019 17:23 IST Tom Brady Issues Challenge To Ravens QB Lamar Jackson With One Condition New England Patriots star Tom Brady has challenged Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to a 40-yard dash. The challenge comes with one stipulation. LIVE TV Also Read | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QBTom Brady issues challenge to Lamar JacksonRavens quarterback Lamar Jackson entered into the game against the Jets with 1,017 rushing yards, just 22 short of Michael Vick’s record. On Thursday night, he broke the NFL record for most rush yards in a single season by notching up 23 rush yards against the Jets. While the crowd at M&T Bank Stadium were clearly impressed with Lamar Jackson, one Patriots player was even more impressed. Also Read | NFL Playoffs: Saints, Patriots In Trouble While Ravens, Chiefs Are Cruising After Week 14last_img read more

Week 13 Fantasy Rankings: QB

first_imgWEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: QBsThese rankings are for standard leagues with 6-point passing TDs.1Patrick Mahomes II, Chiefs @ Raiders2Cam Newton, Panthers @ Buccaneers3Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. 49ers. Wilson continues to get the job done at QB despite playing in an offense that throws the ball just 28.1 times per game, good for second-lowest in the NFL before Tennessee’s Monday night game. The 49ers have allowed 20-plus fantasy points to QBs in all but two of their games this season. Wilson should take advantage of that, especially considering that he has at least two TDs in all but one outing this year and is coming off a seasonhigh in passing yards with 339 against the Panthers.4Drew Brees, Saints @ Cowboys5Andrew Luck, Colts @ Jaguars. Luck has been automatic for most of the season, and he has posted at least three passing TDs in the past eight straight games. Last time Luck played the Jaguars, he totaled 27.2 fantasy points. Considering that the Jaguars have further fallen apart since that time, Luck should have a chance to find success once again. WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings6Jared Goff, Rams @ Lions7Kirk Cousins, Vikings @ Patriots. Cousins finally got back on track after a mediocre six-game stretch with a good game against the Packers. He posted 342 passing yards and three scores against the porous Green Bay defense. Now, he will get a chance to take on a Patriots squad that has allowed 23-plus fantasy points to five of the last seven QBs they have faced. In what could be a shootout, Cousins should have a chance to put up some strong numbers.8Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Cardinals. The Cardinals have been pretty good against QBs this year, but they just let Philip Rivers throw for more TDs (3) than incompletions (1) against them. Rodgers and the Packers are in desperation mode at this point, so he should bring his A-game after putting up a dud against Minnesota.9Philip Rivers, Chargers @ Steelers10Carson Wentz, Eagles vs. Redskins. Wentz hasn’t looked comfortable in the pocket in either of his past two outings, averaging only 8.0 fantasy points. The Redskins are a feast-or-famine type defense when it comes to containing QBs, as they have allowed two 30-plus point scorers and two sub-14 point scorers in their past four games. Wentz needs to get back on track in this contest, and if he doesn’t, we’ll be moving him down into QB2 territory for the fantasy playoffs. We’re finally through bye weeks. Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes are returning to provide a lot of depth to the top tier of our Week 13 fantasy QB rankings. With that duo back, you can find 20 legit starting quarterbacks this week, which only figures to create some difficult start ’em, sit ’em decisions for owners facing a make-or-break matchup with a fantasy playoff berth.At this point in the season, not much is changing near the top. We have the most consistent players from high-flying offenses ranked highly. That includes guys like Mahomes, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, and Goff. Of course, our tiers of streamers are solid, as well. Among the notable players that could be started this week if needed are Lamar Jackson (@ Falcons), Jameis Winston (vs. Panthers), and the red-hot Baker Mayfield (@ Texans). There are plenty of players we have rated above those options, but at a position like QB, the separation between mid-tier players is minimal anyway, so go with the player/matchup you like there. WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings11Tom Brady, Patriots vs. Vikings. With Rob Gronkowski back and finally healthy, Brady was able to record multiple TDs for the first time since Week 7. However, the Vikings defense is a tough matchup and they haven’t allowed more than 16.9 fantasy points to any QB since Week 5. Still, Brady is a QB1 because this game could be a shootout and the Patriots are good at finding defensive weaknesses to exploit.12Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Ravens. The Ravens have only allowed one QB to post more than two passing TDs in a game this season. That was Andy Dalton in Week 2. However, Matt Ryan will always get his yards and has averaged 334.8 passing yards per game this season. If he can get close to that number and post a score or two, he will be a worthwhile start this week, even against a tough defense.13Deshaun Watson, Texans vs. Browns14Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Chargers. Home Roethlisberger returns in Week 13 after two consecutive weeks of “Road Ben”. Despite the return home, Roethlisberger faces a tough matchup with a Chargers defense that has limited each of the last three QBs they have faced to 8.2 or less points. Granted, Big Ben is better than the trio of Derek Carr, Case Keenum, and Josh Rosen, but the fact of the matter is that the Chargers could still slow him down a bit. And until Roethlisberger shows that he can avoid turnovers a bit more, he’s more of a high-end QB2 and risky QB1 play.15Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Falcons. Jackson has looked good in each of his first two starts for Baltimore. In two games, he has scrambled 37 times for 190 yards and a TD while totaling 328 yards, a TD, and three picks through the air. Yes, the interceptions hurt his value a bit, but they should decrease as time goes on. Jackson should have a chance to thrive against an Atlanta defense that has allowed at least three passing TDs in seven games and has struggled to contain mobile QBs and RBs this season.center_img Week 13 Rankings:Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIn terms of players that we are wary about this week, Carson Wentz tops the list. He has had a couple of bad outings consecutively, and his offense just seems to be sputtering. If he can’t get more time to throw in the pocket, he will continue to move down these rankings. For now, we consider him to be a low-end QB1 in a matchup with the Redskins, who were just torched by Amari Cooper and the Cowboys, but that could change if he struggles this week.Note: We’ll adjust these rankings throughout week, so check back often for the latest player movement updates and player analysis. MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builder16Matthew Stafford, Lions vs. Rams. Stafford has averaged 11.83 fantasy points in his last four starts, throwing three TDs and four picks in that span. He’s firmly in QB2 territory now, but he gets a good matchup with the Rams in Week 13. The Rams have allowed 32.24-plus fantasy points to each of the last three passers they have faced. Stafford may not reach that number, but at the very least, he should have a good chance to pad his stats in garbage time.17Dak Prescott, Cowboys vs. Saints. Prescott had a nice outing against the Redskins last week, and he topped 30 fantasy points in the contest thanks largely to the three TDs he put up. The Saints are a tougher matchup, but they have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to QBs this season. Prescott could continue his success if the defense doesn’t play well, so keep him in mind as a potential sleeper.18Marcus Mariota, Titans vs. Jets19Jameis Winston, Buccaneers vs. Panthers. In three of their past four outings, the Panthers have surrendered at least 25.96 fantasy points to a QB. One of those games came against the Buccaneers, when Ryan Fitzpatrick logged 32.02 fantasy points, thanks largely to four passing TDs. Winston could have a chance at similar success, especially since he’s coming off one of his best outings of the season (312 yards, two passing TDs, 24 rushing yards). Of course, if Winston only gets a couple TDs, he could have one nullified by turnovers, so he remains a high-risk, high-reward option.20Baker Mayfield, Browns @ Texans. Mayfield has started to catch fire in recent weeks, and he has thrown for 474 yards and seven TDs in the past two games. However, he’s running into a tough Houston defense that had allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to QBs prior to their Week 12 clash with the Titans. And since Week 4, no QB has posted 17.6-plus points on the Texans.21Case Keenum, Broncos @ Bengals. Keenum could be an intriguing streamer against a terrible Bengals defense, but it seems likely that Phillip Lindsay and the run game will take some scoring opportunities away from him.22Derek Carr, Raiders vs. Chiefs. There could be garbage time in this contest, but Carr hasn’t played well all year. There’s no reason to start trusting him now.23Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins vs. Bills24Chase Daniel, Bears @ Giants25Colt McCoy, Redskins @ Eagles. The Eagles are beat up in the secondary, but there’s no way you can justify starting McCoy at this point.26Josh Allen, Bills @ Dolphins27Jeff Driskel, Bengals vs. Broncos. Driskel is now the starter in Cincinnati with Andy Dalton’s season over. While he looked good against the Browns in the second half, he may have more trouble against the solid Broncos defense in his first career start.28Josh Rosen, Cardinals @ Packers29Cody Kessler, Jaguars vs. Colts.30Nick Mullens, 49ers @ Seahawks31Josh McCown, Jets @ Titans.32Eli Manning, Giants vs. Bears. Manning has been playing well as of late, but he has to take on the Bears in Week 13. Khalil Mack and friends should feast on the Giants’ mediocre offensive line and could get a lot of pressure on Manning and force him into some bad throws.last_img read more

Sušić on Monday will publish the List of Players for two Matches against Slovakia

first_img(Source: The coach of football team of  Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić on Monday 26th August will announce the names of the players for the qualification matches against Slovakia.The two- matches against the Slovak National Team will be played on sixth September in Zenica and 10th September in Žilina.The representation of B&H after six rounds leads in G-group of qualification with 16points, three more than second-placed Greece. Slovakia is in third place with nine points.last_img

In Pursuit of PUL’s US$ 100k: Be Resolute!

first_imgMr. EditorThe series of imposing occurrences which have distracted my mind in recent times could not prevent me from expressing my candid viewpoint on the story published on the back page of the Monday, May 5, 2014 edition of the Daily Observer captioned “PUL’s US$ 100,000.00 Case Reawakenens as Journalists Dignity Begins Campaign for George Barpeen’s Prosecution”.Not only do I wish to highly applaud “Journalists Dignity” for this bold step in the right direction; but I am hoping and praying that it will not relent in bringing this matter which has lingered for years now to a close through its persistent and determined efforts.As mentioned in the story, it is obvious that corrupt Liberians will use the misappropriation of the US$ 100,000.00 as a trump card to accuse Liberian journalists – even the innocent and credible ones – of being corrupt themselves. This is why all Liberian journalists should accord serious consideration to ensuring that the US$ 100,000.00 is fully accounted for.The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) must be decisive in bringing this matter to a close. George Barpeen, the construction company or who so ever that embezzled the US$ 100,000.00 must be prosecuted. This case must not be allowed to drag on into eternity.Remember, a good leadership does not weaver but stands resolute in resolving an acute problem.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

West African Leaders Discuss Creation of Anti-Extremist Force

first_imgWest African leaders discussed setting up a force to combat extremists in the region and will send an observation mission to The Gambia before elections, the regional economic body said Saturday.According to the Voice of America (VOA), the decisions were announced after about a dozen heads of state, including presidents from Ivory Coast, Niger and Mali, met in Dakar, Senegal, for the 49th session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).“We must constantly reconcile the free movement of people and goods with security measures,” said the new president of the body, Marcel Alain de Souza of Benin, at the opening of the day-long summit. “The multiplication of the number of zones of terrorism in our space obliges us to share information on all activities and to coordinate and mobilize our resources.”The member states discussed the creation of a regional force, he said later Saturday, without giving further details.The threat of extremism in the region has increased following major attacks by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. The Nigeria-based Boko Haram, which has declared its support for the Islamic State group, continues to carry out attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.Senegalese President Macky Sall, the outgoing chairman, said resources must be combined.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was chosen to replace Sall on Saturday.The regional body also agreed to send a technical mission to The Gambia ahead of December elections. It called for a free and credible vote, and dialogue with the opposition.“The conference urges the security forces to avoid excessive use of force against citizens,” the leaders said.Gambian activists and politicians have called on ECOWAS to take action against The Gambia for its recent brutal crackdown on rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Dozens of people, including opposition leaders, have been arrested during recent demonstrations, and one leader died from torture while in detention, according to the human rights group Amnesty International.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Queen’s College Old Students’ Association elects new executives

first_imgThe Queen’s College Old Students’ Association (QC-OSA) on Saturday held an Extraordinary General Meeting at Queen’s College, Camp and Thomas Roads, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Guyana.Dr Arron Fraser, President of the Queen’s College Old Students Association (QC-OSA)The gathering saw approximately 60 former students of the school participating in a much-anticipated meeting in the 175th anniversary year of Guyana’s premier high school.The Returning Officer appointed, Khalil Alli, duly declared the positions vacant and commenced elections to fill 11 vacant spots on the Executive Committee. Following the transparent electoral process, the following persons were elected:Dr Arron Fraser was elected as President while Pauline Chase will serve as First Vice President and Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon as Second Vice President.Martina McDonald-Johnson was elected as Secretary while Bobita Ram will serve as Assistant Secretary-Assistant Treasurer; Nelsonia Persaud Budhram will serve as Public Relations Officer and Kawbina Griffith as Physical Educator & Sports Advisor.Sanjeev Datadin, Samuel Hinds, Devindra Kissoon and Pearson Burch-Smith were elected as ordinary members.The Executive Committee is made up of 14 persons. Mizana Gonsalves is the sitting treasurer while Errol Ramdhanny and James Rajroop are the other two sitting ordinary members of the Executive Committee.The members thanked outgoing Secretary and Chair of the morning’s proceedings, Sharon Singh-Kreuter for her dedication and time, serving over the years.The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association is constitutionally due in March of each and every succeeding year. The Association has not held an AGM in the past three years.The meeting saw the largest turnout of members in over a decade and Dr Fraser was elected unopposed. The College celebrates its 175th anniversary this month, for which several exciting activities are planned in celebration.last_img read more

Submitted – Northern Health Oral Health Month

first_imgThese references also have some very useful information:  Advertisement Begin Dental Care Early! Lift their lip once per month to check for early signs of tooth decay (chalky, dull white spots or lines)Around age one teach your baby to drink from a lidless cup. Avoid letting your baby drink from a sipper-cup or bottle often throughout the day.Take your child to the dentist by around age 1. The Northern Health Dental programs offer a free, evidence-based fluoride varnish program for young children at risk for Early Childhood Tooth Decay. For more information on oral health, visit your dental office or your local dental health program. – Advertisement -To prevent your child from getting tooth decay, brush their teeth twice a day with a small smear of fluoride toothpaste. For children 6 years of age or older, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, and continue to help them brush their teeth until around age 8, when their fine motor skills are more developed and they can do handwriting. No matter how old we are or whether or not we have teeth, all of us benefit from regular dental check-ups. Research shows a link between the health of our mouth and the health of our body. Keeping your mouth healthy may reduce your risk for heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes or having a premature and lowbirth weight baby. Adults with dentures are also recommended to have their dentist check the health of their mouth. Your dental team can help you learn how to prevent dental disease and they can also check for oral cancers and other dental problems. Northern Health ( Dental Association ( Dental Hygiene Association ( Tooth decay, more commonly called “cavities”, can happen as soon as teeth start erupting in a child’s mouth (around 7-12 months of age). Proper brushing and knowledgeable parents can help to avoid this though. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be within 6 months of their first tooth erupting or around one year of age. By visiting your dental office regularly, small problems can be caught early, before they become big problems. Baby teeth play a key role in your child’s development. They are important for your baby’s jaw and speech development, they help guide the permanent teeth into proper position and they help your child chew food. Advertisement For children under the age of 4, Early Childhood Tooth Decay is a serious disease that can destroy your child’s teeth. However, it can be prevented. Here are some tips:Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a small smear of fluoride toothpasteKeep your mouth healthy so you don’t pass on tooth decay causing bacteria to your childNever put baby to bed with a bottleAdvertisement Brenda MatsenDental HygienistNorthern Healthlast_img read more