first_imgAn Iowa fan makes a video about the myth of the SEC.iowa fans sec myth videoIowa, which is now 8-0 on the season after handling Maryland this past Saturday, is getting closer and closer to finishing the regular season undefeated and having the chance to play for a Big Ten title. Two weeks back, an SEC fan had a little fun with the idea of an undefeated Iowa, and created a spoof video to trash the Hawkeyes. Well, it looks like an Iowa supporter has responded.In the below video, an Iowa fan tells his kids about the “SEC myth” – which consists of the league controlling its own narrative. He jokes that boosters pay SEC players. There are also shots at Vanderbilt and Nebraska.The best part of all? He eats “sour grapes” near the end. It’s an appropriate response to last week’s video – even if SEC fans don’t like it.last_img read more

first_imgStudents who plan on entering the United Nations Convention On The Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Essay Competition has a little more time to fine tune their entries. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 27. The competition is open to secondary school students enrolled in Grades 10-13, who are being invited to submit essays under the theme, “Oceans For All; The World’s Common Heritage”. Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Planning Committee and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Coy Roache, told JIS that the competition provides an opportunity for students at the secondary level to learn about the importance of the Convention and its significance to Jamaica and the wider international community. Students can look forward to several attractive prizes if their essay is chosen in the top three. The first place winner will receive a five-day all expense paid trip to New York City, United States, in December 2012 where, he or she, will attend the Special 30th Anniversary Session at the United Nations Headquarters from December 10 to 11. This prize is being sponsored by Caribbean Airlines Limited and members of the Jamaican Diaspora in New York. The second prize winner will benefit from a three-week paid internship at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) during its 19th session in July 2013. “The recipient of this internship will receive hands-on exposure to the work of the Authority, the Assembly, the Council, the Legal and Technical Commission and the Finance Committee,” Mr. Roache said. A laptop computer, courtesy of Walkerswood Caribbean Foods Limited, will be awarded to the student who place third. In addition, the top three winners will receive a marine tour, courtesy of the Jamaica Defense Force Coast Guard. Mr. Roache informed that bulletins have been dispatched to Regional Directors, Chairmen and Principals of public secondary educational institutions. He also advised that students could source information from the International Seabed Authority (ISA), located at 14-20 Port Royal Street, Kingston, or on its website, http://www.isa.org.jm. In addition, they may also use the Authority’s library. They can call the Librarian, Michelle Bond, at 922-9105-9, to make prior appointments before visiting the facility. Entries should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) New Kingston offices, 21 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5 or sent via email: ieadmfaja@cwjamaica.com. The Convention was opened for signature in Montego Bay on December 10, 1982 and attracted a record of 119 signatures, the largest number of signatures ever affixed to a treaty on its first day. Today, the membership of the ISA stands at 162.last_img read more

first_imgThere may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer.After joining the parade of retailers that never recovered from the recession and radical changes in the way Americans shop for toys and everything else, a group of investors is planning a comeback for Geoffrey the giraffe and his crew.The group, made up of secured lenders, said in a bankruptcy court filing Tuesday that it’s scrapping an auction for Toys R Us assets despite receiving a number of qualified bids.The group now believes that it stands a better chance of a realizing a return on its investment by potentially reviving the toy chain, rather than selling it off for parts. The group will attempt to establish a “company that maintains existing global license agreements and can invest in and create new, domestic, retail operating businesses under the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us names.”The investors said they’ll work with potential partners to develop new ideas for stores in the U.S. and other countries “that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way.”Toys R Us suffocated under a staggering $5 billion debt load before liquidating its U.S. assets this year. A leveraged buyout hobbled the company and hundreds of stores were shuttered in June to the dismay of children and numerous generations of one-time children.The seeming end of Toys R Us rippled through the toy industry and beyond. When the company closed the doors at some 800 stores, more than 30,000 people lost their jobs. Less than a month later, Mattel said it would cut more than 2,200 jobs partly because of lost sales to Toys R Us.Economists were caught off guard that month by the slow growth in jobs, particularly retail, and some blamed the collapse of Toys R Us.There was a net gain of 7,000 retail jobs in July, but the overall number was weighed down by the loss of approximately 32,000 jobs in the category that includes games and toys. That figure correlates with the number of Toys R Us employees that were cut loose without severance pay.Toys R Us was overwhelmed on several fronts in the months leading up to its filing for bankruptcy protection.In addition to the debt it was saddled with by its private-equity owners, Toys R Us found itself in a battle to its seeming death with Amazon.com and other big toy sellers like Target and Walmart.The current asset holders did not go into detail about how the company, which maintained its headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey, would thrive in such an environment.last_img read more

Alvin Robertson2335.117.056.310.221.86.6 PLAYERAGEMINS./ GAMEPTS.TRUE SHOOTING %REBOUND %ASSIST %BOX +/- LeBron James2042.427.255.410.232.98.3 Shaquille O’Neal2139.829.360.518.711.06.6 Andrei Kirilenko2127.712.059.811.510.66.6 Jokic numbers are through Feb. 17 of the 2016-17 season.Source: Basketball-Reference.com David Robinson2537.725.661.519.010.98.4 Alvan Adams2133.219.050.714.927.26.7 Steve Francis2339.919.956.310.028.46.6 First- and second-year NBA players with the best Box Plus/Minus of all time Michael Jordan2138.328.259.29.825.38.2 Charles Barkley2236.920.061.919.416.07.9 Nikola Jokic2126.916.364.118.526.98.3 Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system pegged Jokic as an All-Star coming into this season (very rare for a second-year player), and as someone who should be worth more than $200 million over five years on the open market. But it also spat out a puzzling list of comps, such as Carlos Boozer, Lonnie Shelton, Greg Monroe and Kawhi Leonard. Jokic’s game doesn’t resemble any of those players outside of an excellent short-to-midrange jumper, but being compared to them is impressive in its own way, since projection systems tend to have trouble finding similar players when confronted with one who is truly unique. So the models can tell us he’s very, very good, but have trouble getting much more specific.For that, put aside the big-picture stats and look at the lines he has put together: Against Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks, Jokic had 40 points on 23 shots; in a win against the Golden State Warriors a few nights later, he had 17 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and added 12 assists. These were extreme outbursts, of course, but increasingly the norm for Jokic.In 27 games since moving to the starting lineup in mid-December, Jokic has averaged 20.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 29.4 minutes on 65.6 percent true shooting and a 26.7 usage percent. He’s shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range in that stretch on 2.2 attempts per game, and is assisting on 30.6 percent of his possessions. No player in NBA history has piled up a true shooting percentage, usage percentage and rebound percentage that high over the course of a season. That’s not uncommon for a brief, narrowly defined run, but the thing to notice is the degree to which Jokic is separating himself. If we cut the rebounding and assist rates in half and drop 10 points off the true shooting, the season-long average list still comprises mainly current and future hall-of-famers, with a few All-Stars thrown in on the back end.Since the sum of Jokic’s recent production is too lofty to discuss credibly, let’s look at some of the metrics from his play as a starter individually: This season, the only players to crack 65 percent true shooting while taking 10 or more threes are Kevin Durant (65.2) and Otto Porter (65.3). The only player 6 feet 8 inches or taller to crack a 30 percent assist rate this season is LeBron James (41.6). His recent defensive rebounding figure doesn’t put him in line with the top bruisers such as Andre Drummond or DeAndre Jordan, but it jumps him up from being about even with Kenneth Faried to neck-and-neck with Karl-Anthony Towns.But the biggest reason to be excited for Jokic in this game is that he’s one of the most audacious passers in the league.Jokic doesn’t collect his assists like plodding big men, who draw a double team and kick the ball to a corner. He’s a good interior passer, finding cutters at surprising angles. But he can also work from outside the 3-point line, where he can hit runners for easy layups thanks to the space created by defenders respecting his range. When he’s leading the break, he can feed wings crashing to the hoop or drive himself and, if the defense commits, dump off to a wide-open man for a dunk. When he’s cooking, his passing angles resemble James Harden’s more than they do a 7-footer’s.The video above should begin playing around 3:20 in, with two impressive sequences showing Jokic doing point guard things. But stick around for the play that happens at 5:15. Jokic collects the ball at his own free throw line, runs his own delayed fast break, and as soon as he crosses half-court begins loading a cross-court laser pass (which he throws wrongfooted) to the corner for a 3. That’s a play you expect from LeBron or Steph Curry, not from a center who was recently backing up Jusuf Nurkic. And yet here we are.Jokic will get a little shine in Friday’s Rising Stars game, and a little more if the Nuggets hang onto the eighth seed in the West, which offers them the right to be slaughtered by the Warriors on national TV in April. Maybe that will be enough to bump him up into the Towns-Porzingis-Embiid class of young stars, or maybe it won’t. Either way, fans should enjoy every time Jokic is dragged out of the League Pass backwoods and shoved under some brighter lights.CORRECTION (Feb. 17, 1:01 p.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Nikola Jokic was an injury replacement for Joel Embiid in the Rising Stars Challenge. Jokic was already on the Rising Stars Challenge roster, and replaced Embiid in the Skills competition.Check out our latest NBA predictions. The best young player in the NBA won’t be playing in the league’s All-Star Game on Sunday. Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets’ second-year forward, doesn’t have the profile of other young stars missing the big game like Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis. Jokic also doesn’t have the draft pedigree of many other blue-chippers appearing in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge game for the top first- and second-year players. But he could end up being one of the best players in the league, and he’s already one of the most exciting.That’s pretty heady talk for a player averaging 16 points for the season. But, despite limited minutes in a crowded Denver frontcourt, Jokic has become both an object of fascination for NBA diehards and a standout in the fancier NBA stats.Before we jump into an aria of gaudy stats, let’s pause real quick (especially considering we’re closing out the five-year anniversary of Linsanity) and be clear: Jokic is very young, and he’s only been playing a starter’s worth of minutes for two months now. But as we’ll see in a minute, his production could suffer a massive downturn and he’d still be among the more exciting prospects in the league.Let’s start with the basics: Jokic’s Box plus/minus is 8.3, which is third in the league this season, behind only Russell Westbrook and James Harden, but in context of a player in only his second year, is extraordinary. It’s the third-highest BPM for a player in his first or second season, behind only David Robinson (8.4) who because of Navy service was 25 in his second season, and LeBron James. read more

OSU then redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) celebrates after a touchdown during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Lantern file photoWhen the sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes take the field on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green, grab a program.Urban Meyer has never had a larger roster turnover in his five seasons as OSU’s coach. After last season, he has to replace 16 starters — eight on offense and eight on defense — which includes a senior class that won 50 games in their time in the Scarlet and Gray. It’s quite the daunting task, even more so when one considers 14 of those departed players were drafted into the NFL.Despite all that, presumptions remain the same.“Coach Meyer don’t change the expectation,” said redshirt junior strong-side linebacker Chris Worley. “Either you reach it or you got to get out.”There are new names and faces in 2016, yet the hype continues to pulsate out of the program. Here’s the OSU football season preview.OffenseNo Ezekiel Elliott, no Michael Thomas, no Braxton Miller and no Jalin Marshall. All of these playmakers are gone for the NFL.However, left behind on the dock is one of the most important members of the 2014 national championship team — redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett.OSU’s offense under Meyer has been near the top of most offensive statistics in the every year of his four seasons in Columbus. Now entering season number five with the Scarlet and Gray, Meyer says he hopes his signal caller can lead the young group at OSU. Meyer thinks that Barrett could be better in 2016 than his national freshman of the year season in 2014.“I anticipate he’ll be as good a quarterback as we’ve had,” Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days. “It’s his show, and he knows it, and he’s prepared.”Albeit, the 2016 Buckeyes may not have the experience last year’s team had, junior H-back Curtis Samuel and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown seem most ready to become the dominant forces around Barrett.“This year I just got to have a mindset of a starter,” Samuel said. “I feel like I’m more mature this year.”Barrett has said on multiple occasions that Brown — returning from a season-ending leg injury — is his go-to receiver, and he doesn’t care how Samuel gets the ball, he just has to.As far as the offensive line is concerned, the unit known as “The Slobs” has a newer look, but a resounding mentality with new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and redshirt senior captain Pat Elflein. Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber will likely be named starting running back in the near future, so having a guy like Elflein leading a young group is vital to the offense’s success.“(Elflein) is a great leader that demonstrates what Ohio State’s offensive line stands for,” said redshirt freshman offensive lineman Isaiah Prince. “He’s everything that an offensive guy should want to be.”DefenseFor what can be said about Barrett on offense, the same applies to junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Contributing significantly as a true freshman in the 2014 national championship season, McMillan stepped up his game in 2015. leading the Buckeyes in tackles. As one of three members returning on the defense, McMillan will be asked to be more a force on the field and a mentor off of the gridiron.“We have been working with each other the whole summer, so we built that bond and that chemistry on the field,” McMillan said about his linebackers. “Once you build that chemistry on the field, you can work together and play together.”OSU ranked No. 9 overall in team defense and tied ninth in sacks last season, but lost a substantial part of their pass rush, most notably Joey Bosa.Bosa, a two-time All-American for the Buckeyes, saw double-, even triple-teams on nearly every play on defense last year, leaving room for now-redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard and redshirt junior Tyquan Lewis to rise as the next elite “Silver Bullets” pass rushers.“I feel a lot more confident in my game (this year). I have a lot of faith in my teammates, the guys on the line with me,” Hubbard said. “There are a lot of guys hungry to make a name for themselves.”OSU has to replace both safeties from last year and although no starter has been named yet, redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker and junior Damon Webb are practicing with the first team.ScheduleAfter Meyer finds his pick of 16 guys to fill the starting roles that are up for grabs, he will settle in for one of the most difficult schedules in his time with the Buckeyes.Highlighted by a week three game at No. 3 Oklahoma, OSU will go on the road to face Wisconsin, Penn State and No. 12 Michigan State. Then, the Buckeyes will await their home finale against rival seventh-ranked Michigan in Ohio Stadium.Fans around Columbus never change their expectations for the team, and Barrett expects to live up that hype.“The way we practice, it’s not easy by any means,” Barrett said. “The guys are going to stand out there on the first snap against Bowling Green, and I’ll have confidence in them.” read more

first_imgGalatasaray have signed Henry Onyekuru on loan.Galatasaray have completed the signing of the Nigerian international from Everton on a one-year loan deal, according to Sports Mole.The 21-year-old joined Everton last summer and is yet to make a competitive appearance for the club. Onyekuru has now gone out on loan again after Everton failed to secure a work permit for the Nigerian striker.Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First LegUEFA Champions League Group A – Preview Boro Tanchev – September 6, 2019 Let’s begin with our Champions League group previews, starting with the Group A where we have two title contenders – Real Madrid and PSG.He spent last season on loan with Belgian side Anderlecht, but despite having his season derailed by injury, the striker scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for the club.The striker has now joined up with his new teammates at Galatasaray’s training camp in Switzerland. The Turkish club are believed to have paid Everton a sum of £700,000 to secure his services on a season-long loan for the upcoming season.Onyekuru missed out on Nigerian’s World Cup campaign in Russia this summer due to injury after featuring for his country during the qualifiers.last_img read more

first_imgNewbie manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, opened up about how much of an impact Sir Alex Ferguson has on his career at Manchester United.We still don’t know if the Manchester United board of directors will end up keeping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the manager’s seat, but the influence from Sir Alex Ferguson is more evident by the minute and even the Norwegian doesn’t shy away from any type of comparison.The Red Devils completely changed their tune since the caretaker manager arrived in the club to take over Jose Mourinho’s spot, the credit is not only his but also Michael Carrick’s and Kieran McKenna’s.Both assistant managers were already in the squad when Mourinho coached the squad, but they didn’t really have a major influence over the players as they do today.Even the warm-up has gone back to the old days when Ferguson coached the team, the Scotsman had a level of control over many aspects of the team that no other manager in football history has been able to accomplish.Solskjaer has been able to understand that in order to do all the work that Ferguson did back in the day, he has to rely on teamwork with the other two assistant managers and things seem to be working so far.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed Sir Alex Ferguson’s role in Manchester United’s revival since his appointment as caretaker boss.Full story: https://t.co/iiljfWukHB pic.twitter.com/TIXda4iKFX— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 21, 2019Regardless of how well the squad is doing everything at the moment, the Norwegian manager confessed that he still doesn’t feel ready to take on the whole operation and he has remained in contact with Sir Alex for advice on how to work better with the players.It is almost as if the Scotsman was back to work, as if he was still controlling everything from the comfort of his own home.Solskjaer denies that they talk regularly, but he does agree that there is a major influence where he draws his energy from.“We don’t speak weekly. I haven’t spoken to him many times,” said Ole via The Express.“He has been in to visit us just once – he has been to see [former player, Giuseppe] Rossi once.”“The influence is more my 15 years under him. He is 77, it is not fair to him either is it?”“Part of the history of the club is that you get setbacks. It was not just glory days with Sir Alex either.”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.“That is just the way we are, that we bounce back and hopefully we move up the table. That is key to us now.”“The past three managers have passed on so much knowledge that the players know they will have it in the locker because every day is an experience,” he added.How Sir Alex Ferguson has emerged from the shadows after arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | @Jack_Gaughan https://t.co/JDYynhnetf pic.twitter.com/XUuVHOa8Yk— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 18, 2019With Manchester United’s latest victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reached an impressive 7 consecutive victories in all competitions since he took command of the squad.The Norwegian manager set a record that no other newbie Premier League manager has been able to accomplish, but this record might stay there because the next match will be extremely difficult for the Red Devils.We have the FA Cup weekend approaching, Arsenal will get a visit from Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium and these 7 consecutive wins could finally stay there if the Gunners get to defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.Even if things seem to be going fine for the Red Devils, Ole doesn’t want to get that overconfident feeling because he knows that being defeated is something that will eventually happen.Actually, the faster his squad gets a loss, the less pressure he will have for the rest of the season.Ferguson will be watching diligently from the sidelines as he’s been doing for the past few years since he retired.The only difference is that now, the Scotsman feels more involved because the ones in charge are his direct disciples.Inside Solskjaer’s perfect first month at Man United: How he brought Ferguson’s ways back to Old Trafford. Great read! https://t.co/Md71B7MVSg 🇾🇪 #mufc— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 18, 2019What aspects of Manchester United’s game are more similar to the Sir Alex Ferguson era? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Liverpool players Joe Cole and Michael Owen are starring in a new TV advert opening up on the controversy of Football transfers.The ex-footballers appeared in an advert for phone company Huawei, who are using the transfer deadline campaign as a marketing tool for their products.The former England internationals also recruited Premier League stars to help drive the campaign of the Chinese Mobile company.Owen and Cole both discussed the process of changing phones in the manner which transfer deals are negotiated.Cole said, according to Mirror Football: 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 important to not be stuck in your ways, change is good. I loved my time at West Ham , the fans were great, my teammates were brilliant, but I couldn’t turn down the move to Chelsea – a move that turned out hugely successful for me, where I won a lot of silverware.”“Much like then, the time has come for change and I’m sure my latest switch to Huawei will prove just as rewarding.’’Owen added: “I’ve made some big switches in my career, some have certainly been easier than others – leaving Liverpool definitely ruffled a few feathers!”“However, I have high hopes for my latest switch to Huawei, it’s been a lot smoother, surprisingly easy, and I’m anticipating great success. The kit is fantastic!”last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:24 PM April 26, 2019 One dead, one injured in shooting in Lakesidecenter_img Posted: April 26, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLAKESIDE (KUSI) – Sheriff’s Deputies say two men were shot, one fatally, in a shooting in Lakeside. Deputies say the shooting happened at 4:30 Friday afternoon at the Pana-Rama Mobile Home Estates Park.A visibly distraught woman who arrived at the crime scene told KUSI the man who was killed was her brother and that the suspect is a family member with a history of methamphetamine use.A resident of the mobile home park said the man who was killed worked as a volunteer with the California Highway Patrol.Residents who didn’t want to go on camera said while the mobile home park is for those 55 and older, they see a lot of younger people hanging around. They say they believe some of those younger people are methamphetamine users.They also say there have been thefts and burglaries and they believe meth addicts are to blame. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgBuying a home for the first time is a big step, especially for people with low income.Avenue CDC is a nonprofit that builds affordable homes just north of downtown.In this week’s Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7’s Florian Martin spoke with the organization’s Berenice Yu about their Homebuyer’s Club.You can listen to the interview by clicking on the track above. Photo by Al OrtizFlorian Martin (L) and Berenice Yu of Avenue CDC. X 00:00 /03:23 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Share Listenlast_img read more