Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm Contact Stephen: email@example.com | @Stephen_Bailey1 After edging Duke 91-89 in overtime on Feb. 1, No. 1 Syracuse travels to Cameron Indoor Stadium for the first time on Saturday in search of another win. Here are the five keys that would allow the Orange to sweep its first season series with the No. 5 Blue Devils.No. 1 C.J.’s slumpThe last time C.J. Fair faced Duke, he played the best game of his career. Fair took over in the second half, hitting anything and everything en route to a career-high 28 points. Since then, though, he’s been dreadful. Fair is shooting 35.4 percent in the last five games, including a 7-for-23 performance in SU’s 62-59 overtime loss to Boston College on Wednesday. If the Orange is to pull off the upset in Cameron, it’ll need a rejuvenated and efficient senior leader.No. 2 Duke’s 3-point shootingThis season, Jim Boeheim has played most opponents to take 3-pointers. It’s a dare of sorts, but the Blue Devils aren’t most opponents. With four marksmen who connect on more than 40 percent of their 3-point attempts, Duke can shred the Orange from beyond the arc. Andre Dawkins (4), Rasheed Sulaimon (4), Tyler Thornton (3) and Rodney Hood (3) spearheaded the Blue Devils’ efforts from long range in the first matchup as the team ultimately finished 15-of-36. The Orange guards and wings will have to close out quickly to keep that quartet from a repeat outing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 3 Jostling with JabariThe Orange handled Jabari Parker well on Feb. 1. Boeheim kept his centers back to shade Parker on the baseline while playing off Amile Jefferson in the high post. The result was a frustrated Parker, who scored 15 points but fouled out late in regulation. This time, Parker could see more time in the high post. If that’s the case, Boeheim will need to adjust accordingly and bring Rakeem Christmas or Baye Moussa Keita forward.No. 4 Center playSpeaking of the centers, Christmas will be relied on for a bounce-back performance after the BC game. Christmas is likely the best post player on the court and will need to play like it for SU to win. He blocked Parker three times (including a nasty denial in transition) in the first matchup, but if Parker is moved to the high post, he’ll have to do a lot more to not only keep the sensational freshman in check, but also to stay out of foul trouble. With Keita playing only two minutes against the Eagles, it’s likely he’s still far from 100 percent.No. 5 Closing strongThose four keys and any other factors aside, the success of this Syracuse team is built on efficiency in the final five minutes. That’s how SU has won about half of its games this year. But against Boston College, and even N.C. State before that, the Orange hasn’t turned into the well-oiled machine that beat Duke once and Pittsburgh twice. No matter what else happens in the first 35 minutes, if Syracuse doesn’t play its best ball in the final possessions, it can’t win. Comments
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest on July 20 saw many popular reggae acts gracing the stage, including the return of the legendary Buju Banton.The promoters of the annual festival ensured that night 2 got off to an early start, following a delay in performances on night 1 that caused Jamaican authorities to bring the show to an abrupt end at 8:00 am on Sunday morning, leaving many patrons disgruntled.On Sunday night, the 21-year-old reggae musician Tessellated opened the show at 8:30 pm, performing a slew of songs which included his hit “Pine and Ginger”.Tessellated was followed by new-school reggae acts Warrior love band, Jovexx and Kemar Highcon.2010 Digicel Rising Star winner and winner of the 2018 season of X-factor made his Sumfest debut, soothing the crowd with his smooth vocals and recalling his difficult journey to international fame.Reggae acts Jah9 and Etana, the only two women billed for the night, also kept the crowd rocking with their individual, soul-filled reggae performances.Popular reggae act Protoje chose to be somewhat political during his set. While performing his politically-charged hit song “Blood Money”, which speaks out against criminal and political corruption in Jamaica, the grammy-nominated artist freestyled a new verse, making mention of the recent Petrojam scandal and the marches against abortion laws by local churches. Coincidentally, he performed “Blood Money” just as Prime Minister Andrew Holness was seen making his way to the crowd.Protoje also brought out his famous friends, songstress Sevana, Lika Ike, Jesse Royal, Agent Sasco and headliner Chronixx to perform their many collaborations.The first “B” of the three headliners, Beres Hammond delivered a stellar performance, even sharing his stage with Beenie Man.Hammond was followed by other Digicel Rising Star Winners, Romaine Virgo, who again called Agent Sasco to perform their collaboration, “Fade Away” and later, Christopher Martin.Walking to the stage like a champion, was the final headliner of the festival and the man of the year, Buju Banton, who made his return to the Sumfest stage after more than 10 years since his last performance.He stormed the stage, performing an energetic rendition of his 2006 hit “Me and Oonu” as the crowd roared. As he got comfortable on stage, the Gargamel took his shoes to be better able to dance and move around.Later during his performance, Banton performed a light-hearted freestyle, calling on the Jamaican government to legalize marijuana. “Mr. Holness, remember mi give you a spliff. And me ask you inna your office fi legalize it”, the artist joked.Buju Banton was the last performer of the night, delivering a brilliant 90-minute set to bring the 2019 Reggae Sumfest to a close at 6:00 am this morning.
Sportingtech announces strategic Global DFS agreement May 11, 2018 Jamie Reeves – Fplbet – The DFS recipe for success January 30, 2017 Eilers & Krejcik Research – A DFS 2017 Forecast January 12, 2017 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Darcy KroghEuropean ‘real-money’ fantasy sports operator Mondogoal has been acquired by Vancouver-based DFS systems provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI) for an undisclosed fee.Last week, GDFSI management released a statement confirming the acquisition of Mondogoal and its related assets and intellectual properties.Founded in 2014 by Shergul Arshad, Mondogoal was one of the first companies to focus on expanding daily fantasy sports within the European betting markets. Last December, Mondogoal management announced that it had changed its business strategy as the company would solely focus on B2B client services.GDFSI management detailed that the acquisition would help the company expand within the European market, in particular Italy, where Mondogoal has an established partnership with leading betting operators Lottomatica Scommesse and Sisal SPA.“The acquisition of the Mondogoal operating assets and new agreements with Lottomatica and Sisal position us well to grow our business in one of our key European markets,” states Darcy Krogh CEO of Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.“Italy is one of the largest online gaming markets in Europe and one of the first to establish itself in the daily fantasy space. This is a strategic investment for Global and we look forward to working with Lottomatica and Sisal to build out a strong network in Italy with our innovative platform.”Following its Italian market entry, GDFSI management detailed that it would begin to look for new European media and betting partners as the firm looks to expand its DFS network within new territories
StumbleUpon Submit Share BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles Oddschecker Managing Director Toby Bentall will take up the role of CEO at the newly rebranded Oddschecker Global Media.The rebrand comes as Oddschecker merges with iBus Media, majority owned by Stars Group, to create a ‘new superpower affiliate business’, PokerTube has reported.The merger is a result of Stars Group’s acquisition of Sky Bet, with the Toronto TSX-listed firm outlining its ambitious integration plans when it completed the purchase of the online bookmaker in October. Sky Bet had previously purchased Oddschecker back in 2007.2018 was a year characterised by widespread M&A for Stars Group, and speaking in November, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said: “This was a landmark quarter during a transformative year for the company as we begin to deliver on our vision to become the world’s favourite igaming destination.”“We completed our acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming, which was cleared by the CMA in October, making us the leader in the UK online betting and gaming market. We also launched BetEasy in Australia and sports betting in New Jersey.“As we continue our transformation and look towards 2019, we are excited to take advantage of the opportunities ahead of us by leveraging our leading positions in attractive markets, strong brands, technology and operating expertise.”
Kakramadu XI representing La on Sunday put up a resilient show to qualify for the final of the McDan Peace Tournament when the pipped Teshie XI by a lone goal.”‹The game was watched by a large crowd including Dr. Daniel Mckorley CEO of McDan Group of Companies and sponsor of the programme which is aimed at promoting peace and unity in the La DadeKotopon Electoral Area in Accra.”‹Also in attendance was Hon. Nii Namoale, the Member of Parliament who commended the spectators for comporting themselves, especially the losers who accepted defeat in good faith.Dr. McKorley urged the fans to hold on to the peace Ghana is enjoying and not create violence. He said living in peace is what everyone wants. “We are one people. We should not kill ourselves because of elections. It is just a democratic process. After voting go home and relax, when it is time for the result, come out and listen, no need to fight when jubilating or defeated” he said.”‹He thanked the media and all who have contributed to the success of the McDan Peace Tournament which has been attracting large crowds every time. He commended the footballers who have thrilled the fans and the coaches from Osu, La, Teshie and NunguaMaxwell Quaye of La Kakramadu who had a good game thanked McDan for thinking about sportsmen and using sports to promote peace.Frank Sowah and George Adjetey, players of Teshie XI said the game was good and in football one side has to lose, so they will work harder next time to win.”‹The tournament continues today Monday with the other semifinal between Aviation and Court all based in La, thus going to produce fireworks and excitement. Both have large following and it will another big game. The winner will be decided on December 4 at the La Salem Park at the La Presby SHS. The ultimate winner will take home $1,000 plus a giant trophy and the runners up will take $500 plus medals.
MOCK DRAFT 2020Dolphins, Panthers get Bengals’ QB leftovers; Cowboys, Raiders find new starsThe first 20 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, of course, were set upon the conclusion of the regular season. The Redskins earned the No. 2 overall pick behind the Bengals, who secured the top pick back in Week 16. Pick Nos. 21-24 were set upon the conclusion of the wild-card playoffs, when the Eagles, Bills, Patriots and Saints cemented their positions.Based on the results of the divisional round, the Vikings get the No. 25 pick, with the Seahawks and Ravens getting No. 27 and No. 28, respectively.Below is the official NFL Draft order for the first 28 picks in 2020, now including the teams that lost in the divisional round of the playoffs.NFL Draft order 2020Pick No.TeamRecord1.Cincinnati Bengals2-142.Washington Redskins3-133.Detroit Lions3-12-14.New York Giants4-125.Miami Dolphins5-116.Los Angeles Chargers5-117.Carolina Panthers5-118.Arizona Cardinals5-10-19.Jacksonville Jaguars6-1010.Cleveland Browns6-1011.New York Jets7-912.Oakland Raiders7-913.Indianapolis Colts7-914.Tampa Bay Buccaneers7-915.Denver Broncos7-916.Atlanta Falcons7-917.Dallas Cowboys8-818.Miami Dolphins(via 8-8 Steelers)19.Oakland Raiders(via 8-8 Bears)20.Jacksonville Jaguars(via 9-7 Rams)21.Philadelphia Eagles9-722.Buffalo Bills10-623.New England Patriots12-424.New Orleans Saints13-325.Minnesota Vikings10-626.Miami Dolphins(via 10-6 Texans)27.Seattle Seahawks11-528.Baltimore Ravens14-2(The teams slotted in Pick Nos. 29-32 are still alive in the NFL playoffs.)In Sporting News’ latest NFL mock draft for 2020, the Bengals land LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick. “Offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise passer with Andy Dalton fading and Ryan Finley not showing much,” SN’s Vinnie Iyer writes. “Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the runaway Heisman Trophy winner and top QB prospect in this class. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and accurate delivery.”At No. 2 overall, the Redskins, now led by a new, defensive-minded coach in Ron Rivera, jump at the chance to land Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young.Because we have Washington sticking with Dwayne Haskins and passing on a QB, and because the other teams in front of Miami likely won’t go for a QB, either, the Dolphins at No. 5 overall should have their choice of the remaining QBs, likely Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon’s Justin Herbert. We have them going with Tua, with Herbert falling to the Chargers. Welcome to the 2020 NFL Draft order, Vikings, Ravens and Seahawks. All of the losers of divisional weekend in the NFL playoffs are officially in place, nestled between Pick Nos. 25 and 28. Well, almost all of them.The Texans, who lost to the Chiefs on Sunday to end their season, traded their 2020 first-rounder to the Dolphins in the deal for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Because Houston would have lost the strength of schedule tiebreaker to Minnesota despite their identical regular-season records, Miami now has the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in addition to the No. 5 pick and the No. 18 pick (via Steelers).
Abilene Christian – No meetNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Stephen F. Austin – Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Classic & Multis, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Central Arkansas – Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Pittsburg State Invitational, Pittsburg, Kan. – Jan. 27 Southeastern Louisiana – No meetNext Meet: McNeese Indoor II, Lake Charles, La. – Jan. 26 Sam Houston State – No meetNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas/Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 McNeese – Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: McNeese Indoor II, Lake Charles, La. – Jan. 26 Nicholls – Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational, Baton Rouge, La. – Feb. 2 Northwestern State – No meetNext Meet: Pittsburg State Invitational, Pittsburg, Kan. – Jan. 27 Lamar – No meetNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 New Orleans – Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: KMS Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 28 Houston Baptist – No meetNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 UIW – New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Classic & Multis, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 26-27
Image: iStock The Clock of Revelation shows how close the total destruction isOne group of experts is responsible for varying their hands The Apocalypse Clock is a symbolic clock that represents how close the world is to total destruction. The less are the minutes left until midnight, the closer is the end of the world. The hands of this watch move according to the conclusions that a group of experts solve after analyzing the situation in which the world is in each moment. In 1953, the clock hands were only 120 seconds from midnight or the end of the world. This situation was repeated in 2018 and was so far the closest point that the clock was to arrive at 12:00 at night in its 73 years of history. Currently, after analyzing the situation of our planet at the end of 2019, experts advanced the needles 20 seconds more and only 100 seconds left to reach midnightWhen was the Apocalypse Clock created?It was created by experts participating in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947 after World War II.Why was the Apocalypse Clock created? This watch was originally created to show the effects of the nuclear holocaust in the world, but today it also represents the threat of climate change.What is analyzed to advance or delay the clock? The most important aspects that influence the time of the Apocalypse Clock vary are the technologies that affect the climate, cyber technology, biotechnologies and especially nuclear weapons.How many times have the clock hands been adjusted? Throughout its 73 years, the hands of this watch have been adjusted between 2 and 17 minutes, about 20 times.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVic Manuel took charge in the fourth quarter as shorthanded Alaska beat Magnolia, 103-99, to secure a spot in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Manuel set a career-high 35 points while Antonio Campbell added 28 points an 15 rebounds for the Aces, who tied TNT in second place with a 6-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “I thought it was a playoff game personally,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton. “They played really well, came back and took the lead, but it’s going to be pretty impossible to talk to you guys without talking to Vic Manuel.”“I don’t know what to say. He went off and I think Rafi, I don’t know if he’s the premier one-on-one post defender or he’s just one of them but I have incredible respect for Rafi Reavis’ defense and I think he’s helped teams win championships his whole career the way he plays defense so for Vic to score the way he did against such a smart, long defender and a winner like Rafi was really amazing,” Compton added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 30-year-old forward scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to fend off the Hotshots.Manuel went 14-of-20 from the field and had seven rebounds and two blocks. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Maraño named Philippine team captain Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Justin Jackson had 21 points and 13 rebounds in his PBA debut for Magnolia but shot only 3-of-13 from the free throw line and missed a dunk inside the final minute that would’ve cut the Aces’ lead down to three.Paul Lee also had 21, including 19 in the second half but it still wasn’t enough as the Hotshots dropped their third straight game to fall to 3-4.Alaska posted its second consecutive victory since its star forward Calvin Abueva, who was suspended indefinitely by the Aces for failing to report to the team for more than a week.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film
Judge Korboi Nuta of Criminal Court ‘A,’ on Monday, November 11, challenged his colleagues (judges) around the country, to do everything legally possible, to maintain the credibility of the Judicial Branch of Government. “Members of the Judiciary, we have a goal like the other two branches of government, and our goal simply, is to put justice ahead of whatsoever we will do,” Judge Nuta indicated when he delivered the judges’ charge at the opening of the November 2013 Term of Criminal Courts (A,B,C, D and E) at the Temple of Justice. “We owe it to ourselves and the people, who have called us to serve.And, this will require the collective effort on the part of all of us, judicial actors,” Judge Nuta stressed.At the same time, he called on the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), which is the prosecution arm of government, to be prepared to fast track current cases on the court’s dockets.“We hope the Ministry will be ready especially as it relates to the disposal of indictable cases.” Placing serious emphasis on Judges’ capacity-building, Judge Nuta said, there is a need to adequately train judges, who would make sound and transparent judgment, suggesting the selection process should be based on a merit system.“We hope to see judges being sent away or those, here at home, being offered courses to enrich their development.”According to him, they (Judges) were waiting, ready and prepared to make sacrifices to ensure positive change in the country’s judicial sector. “But not only judges, you would agree with me, those of you, who frequently visit the court, know that there are court’s officers (clerks, bailiffs), who also need these training exercises.” Judge Nuta remembered other judicial workers. “They need this training; they need these developments constantly.”It may be recalled that the Supreme Court, early this year, (2013) suspended Judge Nuta for six months, without salary, benefits and other emolument for what the Highest Court termed: “breach of ethical standards.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)