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Player’s destination could be Everton, as club look to offload before…

Posted in fofabvlic on September 18th, 2020

first_imgMichy Batshuayi has struggled during his loan spell at Valencia and the Spanish club want to cut short the Chelsea forward’s loan deal. Marcelino’s side have a few hours left in the winter market to offload the Belgium international.Marca claim there is talk of Everton for the 25-year-old, while there is ‘interest’ from West Ham United in the player at this moment.The Hammers have been linked with endless striker during the January window.Javier Hernandez has been linked with a move to Valencia, and is keen on joining the La Liga outfit in January.Embed from Getty ImagesHowever, the report claims Manuel Pellegrni’s side have still ‘loosened’ the possibility of allowing the Mexican striker leave the club.It’s still not clear whether Hernandez will join Valencia, but Marca claims the club are determined to part ways with Batshuayi on the deadline day.Super Deporte are also reporting that it’s necessary for Valencia to cut their ties with the Blues player today and the Toffees get a mention, but West Ham don’t.After Batshuayi’s move to AS Monaco collapsed, the report says there’s a possibility that Everton could be his destination.So far, the Belgian is still at Valencia, and their intention is that changes before the window closes today.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

LSU Notes: QBs struggle early

Posted in fofabvlic on September 17th, 2020

first_imgBATON ROUGE – Expected to feature ball control, the first half of the LSU-Alabama game featured a whopping 38 passes — 28 by Alabama quarterback Blake Sims — but not a high percentage of completions.Sims hit 11 of 28 for 39 percent and 110 yards with a 23-yard touchdown to wide receiver Amari Cooper for a 7-7 tie with 5:40 to go in the first half.LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings was much worse, hitting just 2 of 10 passes for 20 percent and 31 yards with a critical interception.Jennings threw for Travin Dural with 1:03 to play in the second quarter, but Dural fell and Eddie Jackson intercepted for Alabama and returned it 18 yards to the LSU 29. That set up a 39-yard field goal three plays later by Adam Griffith for a 10-7 Tide halftime lead.Senior NightLSU honored 22 senior players before the Alabama game Saturday night.The 22 on the field for their last home game were snapper Logan Boudreaux of St. Amant, defensive back Luke Boyd of Stafford, Va., left tackle La’el Collins of Baton Rouge, tight end Travis Dickson of Ocean Springs, Miss., offensive guard Fehoko Fanaika of Sacramento, Calif., tight end Jake Franklin of New Bern, N.C., tailback Kenny Hilliard of Patterson, wide receiver Chris LaBorde of Lafayette, wide receiver Jeff Lang of Benton, wide receiver Quantavius Leslie of Hogansville, Ga., defensive end Justin Maclin of Memphis, Tenn., tailback Terrence Magee of Franklinton, safety Ronald Martin of White Castle, fullback Devante Meullion of Seattle, Wash., fullback Connor Neighbors of Huntsville, Ala., linebacker Myles O’Brien of Metairie, center Elliott Porter of New Orleans, defensive end Jermauria Rasco of Shreveport, tight end Logan Stokes Muscle Shoals, Ala., defensive back Tre’ Sullivan of Donaldsonville, offensive tackle Evan Washington of DeSoto, Texas, and middle linebacker D.J. Welter of Crowley.Robinson SuspensionLSU coach Les Miles decided to suspend starting cornerback Rashard Robinson not long after the Tigers’ last game against Ole Miss on Oct. 25. Miles did not want news of the suspension to be released until the day of the Alabama game so the Tide could not prepare accordingly.Robinson’s suspension for an undisclosed rules violation is an indefinite one, LSU’s sports information department confirmed Saturday night. That means the sophomore from Blanche Ely High in Pompano Beach, Fla., could be done for the season. His status for the rest of this season and next season is not known.Robinson has been considered the Tigers’ most talented cornerback for two seasons as he has regularly covered the opponents’ top receiver. Junior Jalen Collins started in Robinson’s place against Alabama. He and regular starting cornerback Tre’Davious White each covered Cooper, who entered the game No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards with 1,132 on 71 catches.Cooper had just one catch for nine yards in the first quarter that the Tigers led 7-0, but he caught five in the second quarter to finish with 72 yards and a 23-yard touchdown.Robinson was suspended for the opener this season for unspecified reasons. He was unable to report to practice as a freshman in 2013 until less than a week before the opener as the NCAA Clearinghouse had to review his high school transcript.last_img read more

Commentary: Auburn can’t hide defensive deficiencies

Posted in fofabvlic on September 17th, 2020

first_imgAUBURN – I thought I was hearing things Tuesday.During his weekly press conference, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said his defense has “deficiencies” and that the Tigers needed to do a “better job of hiding them.”Oh, that’s how you fix a defense? Hide the weaknesses.It still didn’t fully register to me what Malzahn said until I heard him the next day on the SEC coaches’ call. Malzahn made the same point, saying Auburn needs to improve on “covering” up the deficiencies.Auburn (7-3, 4-3) is 10 games deep into its season. The Tigers are who they are on defense and have nowhere to hide. So how about improving the weaknesses or are they so bad that defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson doesn’t have a big enough blanket to cover them up?The numbers suggest he doesn’t, which is why he and the defensive staff seem to be on the hot seat.In its last five games, Auburn has allowed an average of 471 yards of total offense and 22 offensive touchdowns in going 2-3. Three of those teams were ranked with two being in the top 10, but Auburn’s offense only failed to deliver once in those games – last week at Georgia.The defense was MIA in every one of those games.Auburn has issues defending the pass. The Tigers are allowing 243.3 yards to rank 91st nationally in pass defense. Auburn is giving up 7.2 yards a pass completion. Only Vanderbilt (7.7), Arkansas (7.5) and South Carolina (7.3) are worse in the SEC and they have a combined 13-17 record. So Auburn clearly has a problem with its secondary, but it hasn’t knocked quarterbacks on their butt much to help the pass coverage. The Tigers have just 17 sacks.Dee Ford had 10 ½ sacks by himself last season as the Tigers wound up with 32 in 14 games.You can’t blame the absence of senior safety Jermaine Whitehead because Auburn went 3-1 when he was suspended for reportedly having a verbal confrontation with an assistant coach.The loss was to Mississippi State. It was on that October day in Starkville when Dak Prescott and Bulldogs began to unveil those Auburn deficiencies. Prescott only threw one touchdown, Auburn intercepted him twice, but he ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Halfback Josh Robinson added 97 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs.Auburn’s defensive ills weren’t fully dissected at the time because all the talk was about the Tigers losing to what was then the best team in college football. Auburn had a bye before playing South Carolina.So the Tigers had two weeks to address their defense. This was the time to figure out a better way to cover up those flaws. It instead looked like the same Auburn defense the Bulldogs chewed up.Correction. It looked worse.The head ball coach – Steve Spurrier – and his quarterback – Dylan Thompson – treated the Tigers like a high school freshman with thick glasses does a smelly, dead frog in Biology class. They came to Jordan-Hare Stadium, cut up the Tigers and exposed them for everyone else on left Auburn’s schedule to see.Thompson threw for 402 yards and five touchdowns on the Tigers. Now Auburn intercepted him three times, won the game, 42-35, but it could no longer hide how bad its defense was.The next week, senior Bo Wallace threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns to no interceptions, but Auburn somehow recovered two fumbles inside their 5-yard line in the fourth quarter to escape Ole Miss with a 35-31 victory.The Tigers weren’t so fortunate the next weekAuburn allowed true freshman Kyle Allen to throw four touchdowns in just his second career start in its 41-38 loss to Texas A&M. Auburn had two inconceivable fumbles ironically in the fourth quarter, but wouldn’t have been in panic comeback mode had its defense had showed up in the first half.Last week, Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb combined for 282 yards rushing and three touchdowns in leading Georgia to a 34-7 victory in Malzahn’s worst loss as head coach at Auburn. So when Malzahn said Wednesday deficiencies can “get exposed later in the year,” he should know because that’s exactly what has happened to Auburn this season.The Tigers will have had in essence two weeks to address their defense before playing at Alabama next week. No disrespect to Samford, but Auburn should have spent more time this week preparing for the Crimson Tide than for Saturday’s game against the FCS Bulldogs.If the Tigers don’t improve, cover up or hide their defensive deficiencies better, Alabama will make their defense look like that smelly, dead frog the high school freshman with thick glasses split wide open and dissected from head to toe.last_img read more

Northern Rangers, GFC in semis showdown

Posted in fofabvlic on August 31st, 2020

first_imgDefending champion Northern Rangers will oppose Georgetown Football Club (GFC), while Fruta Conquerors U20 will engage Pouderoyen this evening in the semifinal round of the Turbo Energy Drink Knockout Football Championship at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. The Northern Rangers and GFC encounter will headline the match-day at 21:00hrs. Northern Rangers earned their place in the semi-final section after defeating Riddim Squad 2-0 on penalty kicks, after regulation and extra time ended scoreless in a bruising affair.They will need an improved performance from the likes of Damion Williams, Nigel Denny and Tevin Fowler, if they are to secure their second consecutive final’s appearance.On the other hand, their impending opponent GFC, upset Santos U20 by a 2-1 scoreline in their quarterfinal encounter. The duo of Kelsey Benjamin and Deon Alfred have been in rampant form for the Bourda based side and will be expected to provide another offensive master class in their bid to seal a final’s appearance.  Meanwhile the opening semi-final encounter between Fruta Conquerors and Pouderoyen will commence at 18:30hrs. The Tucville based outfit sealed their appearance in the final four section after defeating Buxton Stars 3-2. It was a lackluster performance from the youthful side, which will require an overall improvement led by the talented quartet of Ryan Hackett, Nicholas MacArthur, Jeremy Garrett and Cecil Jackman.However standing in their way is the battle tested West Demerara unit, who overcame Buxton United 6-5 on sudden death penalty kicks, following a 1-1 score at the end of regulation and extra time. The quartet of Darrel Abrams, Kwesi Alleyne, Esan Nelson and Stephon Jupiter were pivotal in the aforementioned result and will be required to produce another stellar display come kickoff time.last_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming launches London Marathon #RequestATime

Posted in fofabvlic on August 31st, 2020

first_img Share Submit UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 Share Industry big guns issue response on levy commitment June 20, 2019 Related Articles UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures November 6, 2019 StumbleUpon Sky Betting & Gaming have launched the London Marathon #RequestATime feature, which enables the public to back themselves for charity.For the first time ever, club and fun runners in the London Marathon this Sunday can place a bet on themselves to beat a time. If they don’t manage it, their stake will go straight to charity.The first 1000 club and fun runners who fill in a survey about their training times will get a time to beat set by the Sky Bet traders.They can place a maximum bet of £100 on themselves to beat that time, and if they fail to do so Sky Bet will donate their stake to charity.Sandro Di Michele, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Head of PR, said; “We’re always looking for innovative ways to raise money for charity. We hope the extra incentive of backing themselves with a charity bet will help people get through 26.3 miles of blood, sweat and tears on Sunday.”Click here for details on how to take part in #RequestATime.last_img read more

UEFA Champions League weathering the storm

Posted in fofabvlic on August 28th, 2020

first_imgUEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino praised “the incredible strength of football, and most notably of the UEFA Champions League” thriving in lean economic times.The UEFA Champions League is more popular than ever, in sporting and commercial terms, as European club football’s premium competition enters the 2012/13 season in rude health.UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino told club representatives at the draw for the third qualifying round in Nyon that teamwork between UEFA and the clubs was helping to bolster the UEFA Champions League in a time of economic austerity.“As we are now entering a new three-year cycle from 2012 to 2015, we have just completed the media and marketing rights sales, and overall revenues are predicted to be up by 22%,” Infantino said. “This is a great achievement, and a fantastic boost for European club football given the current economic downturn and the financial constraints that many companies are up against.“It just proves the incredible strength of football,” the UEFA general secretary continued, “and most notably of the UEFA Champions League, whose thrilling games deliver the perfect show to stadium crowds and TV spectators. This is thanks in no small part to the great collaboration between UEFA and the clubs.”Amid the continuing UEFA Champions League success story, Infantino sounded a note of caution. “We must also continue to be vigilant to safeguard that which we treasure,” he said. “We are still confronted almost weekly by fresh new scandals and rumours of match-fixing. This continues to be the greatest threat to our game as it touches the very soul of it. “Out of respect for the fans and for the game itself, I ask you therefore to be on your guard continually and to report any suspicions that you or your players may have. Only by working together we can tackle this scourge that is blighting our game.“In this respect,” Infantino concluded, “UEFA will continue with its zero tolerance policy towards any involvement in illegal or irregular activities connected to our matches, and anyone caught risks a life ban from the game.”last_img read more

Big names escape suspension

Posted in fofabvlic on August 5th, 2020

first_imgBy David Nagel NARRE Warren coach Chris Toner is free to lead the Magpies for the remainder of the 2015…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Murray chosen as GB’s Rio flag bearer

Posted in fofabvlic on May 26th, 2020

first_imgAndy Murray, who won the Olympic tennis title at Wimbledon four years ago, will carry the British flag at Friday’s Opening Ceremony in Rio, the British Olympic Association said on Wednesday.Murray was selected from a short-list of athletes “who exemplify the Olympic values and uphold the Team GB values”, with the final choice being made by a panel headed by Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England.“To represent your country at the Games is an unbelievable experience, but to lead out Team GB will be an incredible honour, the biggest in sport,” Murray said.“This is my third Olympic Games and it is a very special competition for me. I obviously have great memories of London and I am 100 per cent focused on winning here in Rio.“The privilege of being the flag bearer is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life and will certainly be one of the highlights of my career.”England said: “The conviction with which Andy spoke to me about the honour of carrying the flag only underlined why he is such an exceptional individual, and absolutely the right choice.“When I asked Andy to lead our team out it was received with a humility and grace that is befitting of the values of Team GB. It was an emotional moment for him personally, and for this team.”Murray, who secured his third grand slam title when winning Wimbledon this year, is second-favourite to retain his title behind Novak Djokovic, who he beat on grass in the semi-finals four years ago but who reigns supreme on the hard courts of the type to be used in Rio.The Scot, who will also partner his brother Jamie in the men’s doubles in Rio, was instrumental in leading Britain to the Davis Cup title in Belgium last year – the country’s first triumph in the team event since 1936.last_img read more

Electricity supply

Posted in fofabvlic on January 18th, 2020

first_imgA reliable and cheap supply of electricity is non-negotiable for the development of any country. Not only does it allow for the manufacturing sector to remain competitive, but it provides the much-needed ease of comfort for the populace, both in terms of consistency and the enabling environment for affordable prices on manufactured goods. The provision of this crucial utility service must not be seen as one of a favour; it’s paid for by consumers.Currently, the Guyana Power & Light (GPL) is trying to execute emergency plans to reduce prevailing outages, which have increased following damage to a submarine cable connecting West Demerara to the City. Prior to the cable being damaged, supply was erratic, with many areas being severely affected, some more than others for varying reasons. This is important to note, given that many consumers feel that the supply became far more unreliable over the past few years.The context would be useful. Prior to 1992, electricity supply was scarce and almost non-existent in some communities. Then, consumers may have felt that receiving electricity was a luxury. Its return, following the routine prolonged outages, was greeted with rapturous applause by residents. The sporadic supply may have created the environment for celebrations to welcome its surprising reappearance.The utterly poor service then resulted from collapsed infrastructure following mainly a lack of maintenance. It should also be noted that some parts of the country, like the Essequibo Islands, were either without power, or had it rationed to a few hours per day. It was totally unacceptable, and disgusted consumers had no recourse for an improved service.The effects were telling countrywide to both the manufacturing sector and citizens; including students, who were forced to seek alternative sources of illumination for their studies. The “jug-lamp” or “flambeau” and soot in the nostrils became common practices.Following the 1992 elections, in spite of the inherited state of bankruptcy, innovative ways were found through firm commitment to improve the supply of electricity. Throughout the tenure of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration, which ended in 2015, much resources were ploughed into that utility company to ensure acceptable and reliable supply. Existing generating stations were retooled, and new ones were built over that period.The demand drastically grew with every passing year, as thousands of consumers were constantly added to the grid, as their lives were advanced though the enabling environments created. Televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, air-conditioners and other appliances were no longer luxuries, but were routine fixtures as modernisation took over. That meant the need for reliable supply to satisfy the country’s unprecedented economic growth, as areas previously without power and new ones were powered in the process.While all of the challenges were not resolved, there was a noticeable and positive evolution in the national supply of electricity. Outages were miniscule as reliability vastly increased. However, with a constantly growing demand, fluctuating fuel prices and environmental impact, the eventual solution was in having a much cheaper, cleaner and reliable supply of hydroelectricity. The Amaila Fall Hydroelectric Project was birthed.Sadly, the then APNU/AFC Opposition refused to lend its support, using its one-seat combined Parliamentary majority to scuttle funding for that most transformative project. Despite the provision of all relevant information, and despite the supply would have been much cheaper and reliable, allowing for lower manufacturing costs, the then Opposition did not budge.That project would have fitted perfectly into the Low Carbon Development Strategy the country was pursuing at the time; which, through its efforts, Guyana was lauded internationally, with related funding assigned, as in the case of Norway. Had it received the support, today Guyanese would have been reaping the benefits. Had it been supported, GPL would not, in 2019, be searching desperately for emergency mechanism to provide electricity, which is now, sadly, on a scheduled basis.As it is, manufacturing costs have increased, redounding in higher prices for local products. Consumers are not only saddled with that, but also have to pay a higher bill every month in addition to increased transportation costs. This brings into question what the Government has done to ensure a nationwide reliable supply of electricity since 2015.As emergency plans are scouted for now, the world’s technological advances continue unabated, with Guyanese becoming more abreast as local related companies flourish. The country is on the cusp of breaking through, with the advent of an oil and gas economy and its population’s technological affinity growing seemingly exponentially.A reliable supply of electricity cannot therefore be compromised; the country’s future advancement is hinged on that. While the damaged submarine cable may have forced a lengthy response from GPL, outages have been ongoing before, with no holistic solution on the horizon. That therefore makes it extremely worrying for both consumers and the country as a whole.The burning questions are: what happens after the cable is fixed? Would that end outages? There appears no optimism for the latter, even though an official boasted a year or two ago that blackouts would have ended. Not surprising was the absence of any sense of euphoric celebration to that statement. The current situation may explain why.last_img read more

The Valley Exposed: From pioneer to porn giant

Posted in fofabvlic on January 10th, 2020

first_imgIn 1984, the duo founded Vivid Entertainment Group, which has grown into one of the world’s largest adult-entertainment companies, with estimated annual revenues of $100 million. Hirsch, James and Bill Asher are co-chairmen of the company, which owns a signature building on Cahuenga Boulevard near Universal City. Hirsch’s office is spare except for a lighted trophy case filled with awards from AVN and pictures of his children. He views what he does as entertainment. “We’re just another option for adults,” he said. “I believe people make decisions for themselves. It’s not for me or anybody else to pass any kind of moral judgment. We make movies that people want to watch and we’ll continue to do that.” When Steven Hirsch was growing up in Cleveland, his father sat him and his sister down and explained that some kids might be forbidden to play with them because their father was in the porn business. “I was OK with that,” said Hirsch, now 45. “If they didn’t want to be friends with us, I didn’t want to be friends with them.” But Hirsch said he doesn’t remember feeling ostracized then, or after moving in the ninth grade to Los Angeles, where he had a childhood much like his friends’. Hirsch went to work for his father when he was 18. A short time later, he borrowed $20,000, and with business partner David James shot his first adult movie. For the past two decades, Vivid has been a pioneer in using new technology, buying Spice Hot and other adult-cable channels that it ultimately sold to Playboy. “The Internet came along and we positioned ourselves right away to take advantage of that, to make it a key part of our business,” Hirsch said. “So we weren’t as dependent on video or DVD sales as some of the other producers. This year, less than 30 percent of our income will come from DVDs.” Hirsch also said that the increasingly competitive industry means increasingly high expectations for performers who sign with Vivid. “It’s the way they talk, the way their eyes are, the way they carry themselves. If there’s something that just really stands out about them then we send them over to our photographer,” he said. “If those look great, we shoot a scene with them, because obviously the sex has to be great.” beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more