Pelicans’ Holiday playing with ‘rage’ after finding peace

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I know what type of player he’s been since he’s been here, but I think this has been a great year for him,” Davis said. “People are really starting to notice.”Davis and fellow teammates have been particularly amused by the transformation of Holiday’s on-court persona, and won’t say a word to discourage it.Holiday has rarely been all that animated on the court or much of a trash talker. But against Portland his gesticulations — or his eagerness to sprint into scuffles under the basket — were impossible to miss.“I have no idea where that came from, talking smack to the fans. I’ve never seen it,” Davis said. “I love it. If he can keep getting 40 for us then I’ll make him mad every game.On a more serious note, Davis added, “I think everybody just recognized the type of team that we have and realized that we can be something special, so it just brings a lot out in everybody.”Veteran guard Rajon Rondo, long known to exchange verbal barbs with opponents, grinned when he recalled Holiday pointing at Jusuf Nurkic after Davis had dunked on the Portland center in Game 3.“It’s just a different side of him. He’s playing with a lot of rage,” Rondo said. “He’s overlooked a lot. What he’s doing now, the world’s finally seeing the real Jrue Holiday and I love every minute of it.“He’s still a smooth player,” Rondo continued. “But when he has a mentality of attacking and no one can stay in front of him and he can score against anyone, I think that’s when we’re at our best.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ “I got a bonus this year, so that’s awesome,” Holiday added, drawing some chuckles as he referred to his whopping, five-year, $126 million contract last offseason. “I mean, yeah. I feel pretty good.”Once upon a time, Holiday was a young Eastern Conference All-Star guard with Philadelphia who seemed to possess a world of potential. A draft-day trade in 2013 paired him with emerging star big man Anthony Davis in New Orleans, but during the next four years, one thing or another conspired against him.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 crownDuring his first season with the Pelicans, he developed a stress fracture in his lower leg that required surgery, but one of the screws used to repair the fracture became an irritant, forcing additional procedures. That wiped out much of his first two seasons. He returned on minute restrictions in his third season and showed promise, only to have that campaign cut short by a fluky eye injury caused by an inadvertent elbow to the head.Holiday was finally healthy heading into his fourth season in New Orleans — but his wife, former U.S. Soccer star Lauren Holiday, was not. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant with the couple’s first child, and Holiday took an extended leave of absence to attend to family. FILE – In this April 21, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday gestures during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans. “I’m in a really good place. Everything in my life is pretty good–family, basketball, financially,” Holiday began after practice this week, as the Pelicans prepared for a second-round playoff match-up with Golden State.“I got a bonus this year, so that’s awesome,” Holiday added, drawing some chuckles as he referred to his whopping, five-year, $126 million contract last offseason. “I mean, yeah. I feel pretty good.” (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld, File)NEW ORLEANS — If it looks like the normally low-key Jrue Holiday has been having the time of his life in the NBA playoffs — from interacting fans after big shots to, in one instance, mocking an opponent who’d been dunked on — the Pelicans’ guard offers an explanation.“I’m in a really good place. Everything in my life is pretty good — family, basketball, financially,” Holiday began after practice this week, as the Pelicans prepared for a second-round playoff match-up with Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Like GlobalPort, Pringle gets back up and breaks out of slump Now the 6-foot-4 Holiday looks reinvigorated by a recent convergence of positive trends in his life.In addition to being content with his family life and career trajectory, he’s also about as healthy as he’s been in half a decade, and his team is in the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Now he can focus purely on winning, and being as feisty as it takes to do so.“I always feel like I’m aggressive, but (playoff) games are a little different where you can key in on a certain team and be able to study them for a long time because you know you have at least four games,” Holiday explained. “Mentally, just locking in to the matchup or the schemes or whatever it is, brings out a little more intensity.”Holiday was a big reason the sixth-seeded Pelicans swept third-seeded Portland in the first round of the postseason. He scored 33 points in Game 2 and 41 points in the clinching Game 4. His performances have been dynamic. He’s made big perimeter shots, such as his late 3 in Game 4, and he’s been a strong finisher at the rim — a big reason he shot about 57 percent for the series.Defensively, he helped hold Portland All-Star guard Damian Lillard in check and came up with pivotal, late-game steals or blocks.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Natural Resources Ministry signs MoU with WWF, NTC

first_imgIn a bid to formalise relations it shares with the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Natural Resources Ministry on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formally establish relations.The MoU will also pave the way for the Ministry to establish and maintain an effective communication channel with the Indigenous communities, through – but not limited to – the NTC and therefore promote tits programme as it relates to Guyana’s Indigenous stakeholders and other interested parties, and to workNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman (seated second from right) among executives from the NTC and WWFtogether on any other issues as may be mutually agreed upon between the parties.The collaboration between those two parties will ensure the mandate as set out in Part IV, Section 41 of the Amerindian Act 2006 as it relates to the areas of good governance and the preparing of strategies and plans for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of Indigenous community lands.Meanwhile, the MoU between the Natural Resources Ministry and the WWF serves as a renewal of a previous one.“It will now continue the working relationship between the Cooperative Government of the Republic of Guyana and World Wildlife Fund Inc, and extend it to incorporate specific relations between WWF; Ministry of the Presidency – Department of Environment (DoE); Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR); the Environmental Protection Agency; Guyana Forestry Commission; Guyana Geology and Mines Commission; Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission; Protected Areas Commission, Office of Climate Change, Department of Fisheries, Non-Governmental Organisations and Community-Based Organisations for the implementation of the WWF Guianas programme of activities in Guyana,” the Ministry explained in a statement.Attending the event were the Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman; NTC Chairman Toshao Nicholas Fredericks; Director of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers; WWF Guianas Representative Laurens Gomes and a few other officers.Trotman, who gave the feature address, alluded to the Ministry’s commitment to its motto to “Explore, Develop, Sustain” and said that it was recognised that these values could not be realised without strong partnerships. He said that it was upon this foundation that the MoUs with the WWF and the NTC will rest, since these agencies are recognised as partners who care about the sustainable management and development of the sector.The Minister also noted the productive engagements that the Ministry has had with both the WWF and the NTC in the past. The WWF has been a consistent partner and has provided financial, administrative, institutional and technical assistance and support to key natural resource agencies.last_img read more

Watch out for this latest phone scam in Donegal

first_imgGardaí in Donegal are warning people to be wary of a new phone scam doing the rounds recently.People are being targetted by a caller who claims to be from the office of the Revenue Commissioners. The caller, who has a foreign accent, goes on to ask for personal information.Gardaí say they are aware of a phone number starting with 051 which is linked with this scam.  Garda Sean Sweeney from Buncrana Garda Station is warning phone users to take the following steps to avoid being caught out: “Please never answer a foreign phone number on your phone unless you are expecting a call from abroad and never ever give out personal information.“Do not call the number back as this may cost you a fortune.“Unfortunately these scam artists are obviously making money in this way so be alert and don’t fall victim to them,” Gda Sweeney said.  Watch out for this latest phone scam in Donegal was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Minister urged to get Beef Market Taskforce up and running immediately

first_imgFarmers are extremely frustrated over the inability of the Minister for Agriculture to get all stakeholders around the table for the inaugural meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce.That’s according to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue.Deputy McConalogue said: “Nearly two months on from the Irish Beef Sector deal agreed by seven national farm organisations and Meat Industry Ireland on September 15th, Minister Creed has failed to get the much-referenced Beef Taskforce up and running. “This is extremely disappointing. The Minister’s recent remarks that convening the taskforce was ‘in the hands of the chairman’ was very disingenuous. He cannot delegate out responsibility for the unresolved issue.“With steer prices still on the floor at €3.45, beef farmers feel abandoned with many reforms in the beef agreement awaiting progression and approval from the taskforce. This includes the beef market index which will strengthen transparency around beef, cattle and offal prices.“Some factories have imposed weight limits recently. This is contrary to the four-month notice period that was to be observed under the September 15th deal. All processors must adhere to this.“Beef farmers feel abandoned with many reforms agreed in September still in limbo with the taskforce yet to meet. The Minister must stand up for farmers and get the taskforce operating and take full responsibility for this action. The buck stops with him and him alone,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. Minister urged to get Beef Market Taskforce up and running immediately was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Half-time: Watford 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea started and finished the first half strongly at Vicarage Road but were caused plenty of problems. They had most of the early possession without creating a clear-cut chance before a spell of Watford pressure suddenly had the visitors on the back foot.The dangerous Odion Ighalo missed a great chance for Watford when he was unable to connect properly with a header from Jose Holebas’ cross.And Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois was called into action twice in quick succession, gathering Sebastian Prödl’s firm header from Ben Watson’s corner and then keeping out Etienne Capoue’s shot following good work by José Manuel Jurado.Chelsea responded with some pressure of their own and Cesc Fabregas’ fine ball found Diego Costa, whose goal-bound shot was deflected inches wide by Hornets defender Craig Cathcart.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore, Hazard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

More Collapsed Darwinian Expectations

first_img(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 There’s a new trend in Darwinian press releases: reporting falsified expectations. Keep up the good work.Read all about it: Darwinians observe things they did not expect.Complex bacterium writes new evolutionary story ( Bacteria aren’t supposed to have complex structures in their membranes. Those are reserved for more-evolved cells, like eukaryotes. “This is a remarkable evolutionary finding, since most bacteria do not possess these structures.” Researchers at the University of Queensland are now having to admit that “the evolution of complex cell structures may not be unique to eukaryotes.”Is Australia the birthplace of birds nests? ( The simple cup-shaped bird nests should have evolved first. Then, more complex nests should have evolved. Now, some evolutionists from Macquarie University are turning this scenario upside down. “Until now we had assumed that more complex fully roofed nests had evolved from those without roofs. This study demonstrates that in fact it was the opposite, in that these simple nests evolved several times independently, and the bird families that made this switch to simple nests are some of the most species-rich bird families today, such as the Australian honeyeaters.”Mechanism for photosynthesis already existed in primeval microbe (Kobe University). Photosynthesis is one of the most complex processes in any organism, involving light capture using tricks of quantum mechanics, and a series of complex organic reactions to produce food. Top scientists have been trying to replicate this process for decades, without much success. So what is a ‘primeval microbe’ doing with machinery that should have evolved much later? “The research group discovered that Methanospirillum hungatei, a microbe (methanogenic archaeon) which is thought to have existed since before the development of photosynthesis, possess genes similar to those that play a role in photosynthesis.” The paper explaining this is in Nature Communications. Model shows female beauty isn’t just sex appeal (Duke University). Darwin’s theory of sexual selection took another blow this week. “Female beauty may have less to do with attracting the opposite sex than previously thought, at least in the animal world,” researchers at Duke are saying. The assumption that beauty attracts males has “rarely been put to the test.” Did you know that?Contrary to expectation, the model shows that winning the romantic interest of picky males is not enough to explain how desirable feminine features become widespread — even when better-looking females are more likely to land a good catch.Why did humans evolve big penises but small testicles?  (The Conversation): (warning: X-rated). For those who can handle comparative anatomy of male organs, this article by Mark Maslin (a professor of paleoclimatology–what gives?) reveals another conundrum: the “monogamy mystery.” There doesn’t seem to be a clear and fast rule between primate body size, sexual practices, and you-know-what size. “Three main theories have been put forward,” Maslin explains, explaining nothing at all. He concludes that the brain is the main sex organ.Discovery of new fossil from half billion years ago sheds light on life on Earth  (University of Leicester). Notable quote about loriciferans, tiny complex animals that were thought to be “unfossilizable,” especially so long ago. “I discovered the fossil loriciferans by accident while surveying other types of microfossil: this required many hours working at the microscope,” a certain Dr. Harvey says. “I kept finding mysterious fragments which looked like the back ends of loriciferans, but I told myself it was impossible.” Later in the article, another mystery for Darwin: “It’s remarkable that so early in their evolution, animals were already exploiting such specialized meiobenthic ecologies: shrinking their bodies down to the size of single-celled organisms, and living among grains of sediment on the seabed.”Genetic comparison of giant and red pandas offers clues about convergence ( One would wrongly presume that red and giant pandas shared a common ancestor and diverged in many ways. The new story relayed here by Bob Yirka tries to explain how both species, considered “distant cousins” by now, both evolved to digest bamboo. They also have the infamous “Panda’s Thumb” that Darwinians love to illustrate evolutionary tinkering. “But as this new study shows, the evolutionary changes they underwent to allow them to do so were unconnected,” this article states. So Yirka calls on a favorite Darwinian magic trick, “convergence” to explain it. Full paper is in PNAS.South American fossil tomatillos show nightshades evolved earlier than thought (Penn State). Add this to the “evolved earlier than thought” column. “Delicate fossil remains of tomatillos found in Patagonia, Argentina, show that this branch of the economically important family that also includes potatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias and tomatoes existed 52 million years ago, long before the dates previously ascribed to these species, according to an international team of scientists” (full paper in Science Magazine). Again, we are told this was “contrary to what was thought” (by whom?), and that “the evolutionary history of this plant family is much older than previously considered” (again, by whom? answer: evolutionists).“Our results reinforce the emerging pattern wherein numerous fossil plant taxa from Gondwanan Patagonia and Antarctica are substantially older than their corresponding molecular dates, demonstrating Gondwanan history to groups conjectured to have post-Gondwanan origins under entirely different paleogeographic and paleoclimatic scenarios,” the researchers wrote.No explanation is offered for this falsification and the others mentioned above. And yet evolutionists keep their jobs.People need to know how often evolutionary expectations fall. Tom Bethell’s new book, announced today by Discovery Institute, has an apt title: Darwin’s House of Cards.last_img read more

Calendaring, Scheduling Meetings: Timebridge CEO Interview Reveals Strategic Importance of This Space

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img bernard lunn Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… We have looked at Calendaring many times (such as in our round-up of 10 players). In our own work, we have started working with both Tungle and Doodle. To understand more about why this market is strategically interesting, we recently spoke with Yori Nelken, CEO of Timebridge (see our previous coverage here).Missing in Action: Native Mobile InterfaceWhat has held up adoption, in our opinion, is the lack of native mobile interfaces. This is a problem in other markets as well (as we cover here in relation to Basecamp). In the real world, many of the people who matter are out and about, meeting people face to face. Perhaps developers, who spend most of their day coding at a desk, miss the nuances of this use case. Many developers point out that there are too many mobile devices with different standards.These sound like bad excuses. You could cover the lion’s share of the market with native interfaces for iPhone, Android and Blackberry; the rest can follow later. As a developer, you need to test for usability on all three. Solicit beta users who are fans of each type. Don’t rely on the one device that you use and that your fellow coders happen to love.Timebridge caught our attention for using SMS intelligently, allowing us to ping a reminder just before a meeting. This is a smart use of the lowest common denominator that all mobile devices support.The sync between Blackberry (my device) and calendars for Outlook, Google (my calendar) and iCal works just fine at a technical level, at least one way. One problem is that these calendars get “polluted” easily with a lot of team calendars. Google Calendar does not feel like my calendar. Third-party apps can access Google Calendar very easily. Google has done a great job there, but it makes the calendar so crowded that it becomes useless.That is easily fixed by changing some settings. But even then, I never consult my schedule. I rely on the calendar in my BlackBerry, which is always with me, even when I am far from any desktop or Internet access.The sync has to be two-way, then. When I change something in my BlackBerry calendar, it should reflect in my Google calendar, so that any scheduling app that accesses my Google calendar will see the updated real calendar. This does not appear to be available yet.But my colleagues use iPhone and Android phones, and I have no idea what the people who I schedule external meetings with use. To earn serious adoption, a scheduling and calendaring system has to offer: (1) an effective lowest-common-denominator way to interface (SMS and/or email), and (2) a native interface for leading smartphones.Two Modes: Sharing and PollingPeople generally schedule two types of meetings. Gross simplification alert!Sharing, when one individual, who is much in demand, sets the schedule.Our very own Marshall Kirkpatrick uses Tungle in this way. A lot of startups want to speak with him. If he wants to talk to them back, he simply says, “Here is my calendar, figure out what works for you.” Yori created Timebridge when he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Mayfield Fund, and he has interviewed a lot of the assistants who schedule meetings for VCs (another species that many people want to get on their calendar). Yes, when you have 2% of funds under management, you can afford to have an assistant schedule your meetings! For less wealthy “influentials,” the sharing mode of a calendaring service is ideal.Poll, when many peers need to negotiate a time.Perhaps you are starting a new project and need input from several people. You control the scheduling but cannot simply say, “This is when we’ll all meet.” Herding cats is hard. I have used Doodle for this purpose, and it is effective (though like all of these services, it’s missing native Blackberry support).Timebridge claims to offer both modes. For company use, this is essential because both use cases are common.Don’t Just Schedule: Launch the MeetingWhat really impressed me when I first saw Timebridge was that it automatically launched a screen-sharing service. This is a great way for the meeting controller to show presentations and demos or just the agenda and objectives. (It was interesting to learn that this was a re-skinned version of DimDim, a company we have covered before and put in our 2008 Best Of Enterprise list.)Timebridge can also automatically connect to, a service we use all the time.So, if you are at a desktop, you would join using screen-sharing. If not, you would use the telephone bridge.This is an important next step. It is not just about “When can we meet?” but also about the subsequent question, “Where and how do we meet.”Missing in action? Skype. It would be neat if the calendaring system would either automatically launch an existing Skype chat room or create one for all of the participants.Make Meetings More Productive? Really?Here is the nightmare scenario: third-party calendaring becomes so ubiquitous and effective that we spend a lot more time in unproductive meetings.Timebridge has set for itself the noble mission of making meetings more productive. Its tagline is “Make meetings great!”I remain skeptical. That is an art, a management art. It all depends on who is driving the meeting. Yori agrees but says that by instilling best practices, the average will improve. He may be right. The basics are well known. For each meeting you need:One objective,An agenda,Agreed actions.But this moves us into new territory. This is the world of project management systems. In a heterogenous world, each participant may be using a different system. There is no point in having “objectives” and “actions” in Timebridge if participants monitor and manage that sort of thing in Basecamp or (getting back to the mobile issue) on their BlackBerry or iPhone.One area where Yori convinced me that simple changes could mean a lot was in starting meetings on time. The time suck of waiting 15 minutes for Mr. Dilly and Ms. Dally to show up on a call causes a lot of teeth-grinding. Sending SMS reminders helps, but how else to change late arrival habits is unclear.Why Microsoft Exchange Is Threatened by Third-Party CalendaringIn ye olden days, a company standardized on either Lotus Notes (IBM) or Microsoft Exchange. Notes is still very much around, despite its venerable age, but Yori told us that it rarely shows up. Most users are on Outlook and Exchange, with an increasing number on Gmail and Google Calendar.With everyone on the same calendar system, scheduling meetings is easy. Why stick with Outlook and Exchange when Gmail is cheaper and more Web-native? The reason for many of the folks in enterprise IT who make these decisions is that calendaring is easy if everyone uses the same system.Third-party calendaring vendors such as Timebridge, Doodle and Tungle live in a heterogeneous world where you do not know what calendar anyone is using. Increasingly, it comes down to three: Outlook, Google and iCal. Yes, these are from the big three: Microsoft, Google and Apple.Calendaring is a side issue for Apple. But it is critical in the bruising battle between Microsoft and Google for dominance of the office market.With Outlook email unlinked from calendaring, Google is in better shape to win over big accounts to Gmail. (And once on Gmail, other apps tend to follow.)last_img read more

Rajnath Singh requests Tripura Governor and DGP to check violence

first_imgAmid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the State governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said.During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A.K. Shukla apprised the Union Home Minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence, which erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M, ousting the Manik Sarkar-led government in the just concluded Assembly elections.  Mr. Singh asked the governor and the DGP to check all kinds of violence and ensure peace till a new government is installed in Tripura, the home ministry official said.There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday.A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.Tripura witnessed a change in rule after 25 years in the recently concluded Assembly elections. The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT. Watch: Statue of Vladimir Lenin brought down in Tripuralast_img read more

Glenn Spencer Is Always Watching

first_imgI thoroughly enjoyed this exchange between Glenn Spencer and Kevin Henry on Twitter on Friday. It’s 50 degrees and rainy in Stillwater on Friday so Henry kind of has a point on not going to class (IMO). But Spencer came back strong because Glenn Spencer is always watching.this weather is a valid excuse not to go to class son— ⚜ (@kevinhenryy_) April 21, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. say no more?— ⚜ (@kevinhenryy_) April 21, 2017center_img Amazing. Also, I don’t know (or want to know) what “the 300” is.Gundy did say recently that adding a 10th assistant (which schools will be able to do starting January 2018) will help out with monitoring stuff like this.“For us, the biggest impact is being able to regulate our players, stay on top of their academics, their social lives, things like that, more so than anything,” Gundy told the AP. “It certainly helps to have coaches on the field, but for us, we spend a lot of time trying to regulate these guys in the different areas other than football.”Like with whatever the 300 is.last_img read more

Sounders, USMNT lose Morris to ACL tear

first_imgMLS Sounders, USMNT lose Morris for 2018 with ACL tear Ben Valentine Last updated 1 year ago 05:41 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders Mike Dinovo MLS Seattle Sounders The forward will require surgery after suffering a torn knee ligament in a CONCACAF Champions League match Thursday Jordan Morris’ 2018 MLS season is over before it even began.The Seattle Sounders forward will miss the entire season with a torn ACL, the MLS side announced Monday.”We are going to rule him out for the season,” Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. “We are going to do what is best for Jordan’s career long term. We think he is a Sounder for the long term, he is in the club’s long-term plans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “Jordan is part of the Sounders, that has not changed, that will not change. We are going to do what’s best for him long term, which may mean a longer recovery.”Morris was injured in CONCACAF Champions League play Thursday in El Salvador, going down in the 83rd minute of a 2-1 loss to Santa Tecla.The 23-year-old forward was a member of the Sounders’ MLS Cup-winning side in his rookie season of 2016, and also a part of the team that lost to Toronto FC in the 2017 MLS Cup final.Morris’ debut season saw him score 12 goals for the Sounders, though his total fell off in a difficult sophomore campaign that saw him find the back of the net just three times in 23 games.The Stanford product also has scored five goals in 25 caps for the U.S. national team, including the game-winner in last summer’s Gold Cup final against Jamaica.The Sounders will try to overturn their deficit against Santa Tecla in the CCL last-16 clash at home Thursday before getting their MLS campaign underway Sunday against expansion side Los Angeles FC.last_img read more