No. 22 Pitt looks to cap good season in Pinstripe Bowl

first_img Pittsburgh (8-4, ACC) vs. Northwestern (6-6, Big Ten), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN). Line: Pitt by 5.Series Record: 3-3. First meeting since 1973.WHAT’S AT STAKEThe Panthers are trying to cap a solid season with a bowl game victory that would give the program a serious boost. The Panthers have wins over No. 2 Clemson and Big Ten champion Penn State, so losing to a 6-6 Big Ten team would end the season on a sour note. Northwestern was thumped in last year’s Outback Bowl and would love to eradicate that feeling with a win in just the program’s 13th bowl appearance.KEY MATCHUPPittsburgh running back James Conner vs. Northwestern’s defense. Conner is cancer free and wants to put the exclamation point on a fantastic personal and playing season in his final game. He ran for 1,060 yards with 16 touchdowns and was named college football’s most inspirational player. Northwestern allowed 136.7 yards rushing per game this season which could allow Conner to have a banner day. But defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo had 10 sacks and Godwin Igwebuike and Anthony Walker Jr. could cause enough disruptions to spoil Conner’s college football farewell.Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) scores on a one yard run during second half of an NCAA college football game against Duke in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Conner became the ACC’s all time touchdown leader with the run. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)PLAYERS TO WATCHPitt: QB Nathan Peterman. Yes, Conner is the key. But Peterman could have a field day against a Northwestern defense ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense, allowing 264.9 yards per game. Peterman had 2,602 yards passing with 26 touchdowns, six interceptions and helped five receivers catch at least 20 passes this season.Northwestern: WR Austin Carr. A former walk-on, Carr emerged as one of the top receivers in football. He led the Big Ten in receptions (84), yards receiving (1,196) and touchdowns (12). Carr has made numerous postseason All-everything lists and gets a chance to shine on a nationally televised game at Yankee Stadium. He needs one TD catch and 50 yards receiving to set Northwestern season records. He could get them against a Panthers defense that has allowed a whopping 343.1 yards passing per game and has allowed 13 receivers to go over 100 yards against them.FACTS & FIGURESNorthwestern has only two career bowl wins and only one since the 1949 Rose Bowl. The Wildcats’ only bowl victory in that span was the 2013 Gator Bowl. … Pitt is playing in its 33rd bowl game and ninth straight. The Panthers are bowl staples, playing in 14 of the last 17 seasons. … Pitt has not finished with nine wins and a spot in the final AP Top 25 since 2009. … Northwestern RB Justin Jackson led the Big Ten with 1,300 yards rushing and became the first Wildcat to rush for 1,000-plus yards in three straight seasons.___More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25,Line: Pitt by 5.Series Record: 3-3. First meeting since 1973.WHAT’S AT STAKEThe Panthers are trying to cap a solid season with a bowl game victory that would give the program a serious boost. The Panthers have wins over No. 2 Clemson and Big Ten champion Penn State, so losing to a 6-6 Big Ten team would end the season on a sour note. Northwestern was thumped in last year’s Outback Bowl and would love to eradicate that feeling with a win in just the program’s 13th bowl appearance.KEY MATCHUPPittsburgh running back James Conner vs. Northwestern’s defense. Conner is cancer free and wants to put the exclamation point on a fantastic personal and playing season in his final game. He ran for 1,060 yards with 16 touchdowns and was named college football’s most inspirational player. Northwestern allowed 136.7 yards rushing per game this season which could allow Conner to have a banner day. But defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo had 10 sacks and Godwin Igwebuike and Anthony Walker Jr. could cause enough disruptions to spoil Conner’s college football farewell.Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) scores on a one yard run during second half of an NCAA college football game against Duke in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Conner became the ACC’s all time touchdown leader with the run. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)PLAYERS TO WATCHPitt: QB Nathan Peterman. Yes, Conner is the key. But Peterman could have a field day against a Northwestern defense ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense, allowing 264.9 yards per game. Peterman had 2,602 yards passing with 26 touchdowns, six interceptions and helped five receivers catch at least 20 passes this season.Northwestern: WR Austin Carr. A former walk-on, Carr emerged as one of the top receivers in football. He led the Big Ten in receptions (84), yards receiving (1,196) and touchdowns (12). Carr has made numerous postseason All-everything lists and gets a chance to shine on a nationally televised game at Yankee Stadium. He needs one TD catch and 50 yards receiving to set Northwestern season records. He could get them against a Panthers defense that has allowed a whopping 343.1 yards passing per game and has allowed 13 receivers to go over 100 yards against them.FACTS & FIGURESNorthwestern has only two career bowl wins and only one since the 1949 Rose Bowl. The Wildcats’ only bowl victory in that span was the 2013 Gator Bowl. … Pitt is playing in its 33rd bowl game and ninth straight. The Panthers are bowl staples, playing in 14 of the last 17 seasons. … Pitt has not finished with nine wins and a spot in the final AP Top 25 since 2009. … Northwestern RB Justin Jackson led the Big Ten with 1,300 yards rushing and became the first Wildcat to rush for 1,000-plus yards in three straight seasons.___More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pitt’s Quadree Henderson picks up 84 yards on a kickoff return for the Panthers. (Photo by William McBride)last_img read more

Photos: The Soo Yeon Lee Story.

first_imgAdvertisement i88gf3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse1a3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec74( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) es2x8Would you ever consider trying this?😱zCan your students do this? 🌚mmwzluRoller skating! b030See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morebxdw1Body tricks that only special people can do pt-182kvkHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiessxgA visualization of how Karma works 5kq7faj3Powered by Firework Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, where she began playing table tennis at the age of nine and was competing six months after that.Advertisement  Advertisement She won her first National Junior Championship at the age of 12.Advertisement  Soon after Lee left home to receive extensive training under the world champion Lee Ailesa, at the Korean National Training Center.She later trained under the supervision of Olympic Gold Medalist Hyun Jung-hwa.Lee won 5 more Korean National Junior championships, followed by three wins in Korean national tournaments.Lee enrolled in Korea National Sports University where she was coached by Ahn Jae-Hyung and joined the national team.In 2000, Lee won a silver medal at the World University Championships in Shanghai. While studying at the university, Lee earned degrees in sports psychology and physical education.In 2004, Lee decided to move to New Zealand to learn English.Lee won the New Zealand Women’s Singles Championship and she was named New Zealand Female Sportsperson of the Year.After 5 months in New Zealand, Lee returned to South Korea. Lee’s next move was to the United States in 2007 while her sister was studying in Chicago, Illinois.Lee moved to Los Angeles, California where she enrolled in UCLA. She won several tournaments in the United States, including the US Open in 2007, and Killerspin Invitational in 2009. Advertisementlast_img read more

Nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or announced

first_imgAdvertisement b6ilqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsvc3v2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E73bnc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 89stWould you ever consider trying this?😱adnCan your students do this? 🌚kvg70rRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema are among the first 15 players to be shortlisted for the 2018 Ballon d’Or.Ronaldo is the current holder of the Ballon d’Or and has made it to the list despite facing alleged rape charges. The Portuguese superstar has denied the accusations in his Twitter account.Advertisement The Portuguese forward – who won his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017 – is joined on the shortlist by Kane and former Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane was among the third batch of nominees announced on Monday, along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.Advertisement On the other hand, some people on social media have raised questions on Benzema’s inclusion in the list stating that he has not done anything substantial in the last season for which he might get a nomination.The other two players third group of nominees were France’s Antoine Griezmann and Spain’s Isco.The Ballon d’Or is separate from FIFA’s own world player of the year awards, known as The Best, which was won by Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.The shortlist is curated by the editorial office of France Football, and the winner is then picked from the list by a panel of international journalists, with one representative per country.The Ballon d’Or is awarded according to three separate criteria. The panel judge nominees on their performances during the calendar year, their talent and fair play, and their achievements throughout their career.Each panel member picks their top five nominees, with their first pick being awarded six points, their second pick receiving four points, their third three points, their fourth two points and their final pick one point.The player with the most points received once all panel members have cast their votes is awarded the Ballon d’Or. In the event of a tie, the player with the most first picks is given the award.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Farhan Akhtar to attend UEFA Champions League Finals as UEFA’s Official Guest from India

first_imgAdvertisement 59nftNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqqggWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eft3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cwWould you ever consider trying this?😱v0mvCan your students do this? 🌚3tg5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The UEFA Champions League Finals, this year, will see a special guest from India in attendance – Bollywood superstar Farhan Akhtar. As UEFA’s Official Guest from India, he will watch the finals and get a taste of the UEFA Champions League experience at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain on 1st June 2019.Advertisement A man of many talents, Farhan Akhtar, is a football enthusiast. He has often spoken about his passion for sports, especially football and to date, still gets together with his friends for a friendly game of football. As a build, up to the semi-finals and finals, Farhan Akhtar will be seen across the Sony Pictures Sports Network, the official broadcasters of UEFA Champions League in India, showcasing his love for the tournament in the “My Reasons to Watch UEFA Champions League” on-air campaign. The campaign aims to showcase the best of this tournament where different people ranging from fanboys to peripheral football viewers profess their reasons for watching the most prestigious club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League.UEFA is one of the most influential sporting authorities in the world and UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious club tournaments in the world which sees participation from the strongest European clubs including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and more. Introduced over 60 years ago, football players and managers vie to take their club to UCL and establish their dominance in European football.Advertisement Watch the UEFA Champions League live and exclusive on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 2 channels. Semi-Finals Broadcast Schedule:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

New class of excitement

first_imgSebastien and Jack put the finishing touches to their work. 42274 Picture: Donna Oates By Melissa MeehanTHE first day of…[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

Young man charged over Larsen death

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Serious assault in Pakenham

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Moyes named West Ham manager following Bilic exit

first_imgWest Ham United have appointed David Moyes as their manager following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.Croatian Bilic was sacked on Monday following a meeting with club officials as West Ham dropped into the relegation zone after a 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool left them with two wins in 11 league games.“It’s a big job we have in hand now but I’m sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season,” Moyes said in a video posted on West Ham’s Twitter account.Joint Chairman David Sullivan said the club would benefit from Moyes’ experience in the Premier League.“We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club,” Sullivan said in a statement.“He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.”Moyes coached Sunderland last season but stepped down following the club’s relegation to the Championship.The former Everton manager’s stock has fallen considerably in recent years, following an unsuccessful spell at Spanish side Real Sociedad and an ill-fated stint as Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United in 2013-14.last_img read more

A single market and economy

first_imgAt the opening of the 44th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in Georgetown, Guyana, a few days ago, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said that while the regional grouping has significantly advanced the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), “we must do better”.In stressing the need for more work to be done to fill the existing gaps, the SG sought to reinforce the point that the Region’s Private Sector and – more importantly – citizens themselves are demanding better results from Governments and policymakers.It was indeed quite refreshing to see the Region’s top diplomat himself giving a frank and honest opinion on how he feels about where the CSME is at the moment. While he has noted the many achievements of the CSME thus far, he was being very practical in his assessment of the areas in which the grouping has not delivered as expected.The CSME, conceived in 1989 and given various priority areas for focused attention over its existence, is intended to better position member states to grow by accessing and using their combined, rather than individual, resources. Its successful legal and institutional measures and mechanisms include transforming regional arrangements into domestic law.Even though much is yet to be achieved, the successes of the CSME thus far cannot be underestimated. For instance, agreements were made to establish and operationalise various community institutions needed for the effective operation of the CSME. These include the Barbados-based Caricom Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality, the Caricom Competition Commission headquartered in Suriname, the Caricom Development Fund in Barbados, and the Trinidad and Tobago-based Implementation Agency for Crime and Security.The Secretariat has also reported that work has advanced in shaping regional policies and strategies in the productive sectors to achieve increased production, competitiveness, and exports of goods and services. It said that in agriculture, the focus has been on addressing the constraints to reducing the Region’s high food import bill, increasing exports, and achieving food and nutrition security. In the services sector, the Secretariat highlighted that strategic plans are being developed for professional, cultural, entertainment and sports, health and wellness, educational, financial, construction, tourism, and ICT services.Additionally, under CSME provisions, Caricom nationals have a right to enter a member state and be given a stay of six months. Member states have also moved towards the use of common embarkation/disembarkation forms and the introduction of Caricom/non-Caricom lines at immigration points at ports of entry. It should be noted though, that while some member states have by and large adhered to these general policies, some have had major difficulties in implementing them. For instance, from time to time, citizens have complained bitterly that they were unfairly targeted at various ports of entry.As alluded to earlier, in spite of the progress, the challenges are many and require serious commitment and political will from leaders to surmount them. Heads of Government, in July 2016, had requested a comprehensive review of the CSME. The review was done and was considered at the Inter-sessional Meeting of the Heads in Georgetown last February. At that meeting, the Heads had noted the significant programmes in various areas, but they were quick to point out the many concerns they had in relation to the non-compliance with some of their decisions.In fact, leaders had lamented the fact that some of the CARICOM organs and bodies had failed to meet to consider critical aspects of the CSME, leaving many of the issues hanging. They had said that items remain much too long on the agenda of the Councils.In spite of the criticisms from regional stakeholders, we believe that there was still a high level of optimism for the regional integration movement, and a high level of interest in the goal of a CSME. It is expected that the Heads of Government will consider again the progress and challenges of the CSME at their next Regular Meeting, which will be held from July 4 to 6, in St George’s, Grenada. Leaders must make every effort to ensure that the idea of the regional integration movement is kept alive and that it is responding appropriately and in a timely fashion to the challenges that arise from time to time.last_img read more

Water crisis at Hand-en-Veldt an unfair situation

first_imgDear Editor,We are witnessing a mere trajectory of how our beloved utility company operates. We, the residents of Hand-en-Veldt, Mahaica, have been without potable water supply for over a decade. Despite several pleas to the previous Administration (Government and Management of the GWI), nothing was ever done.With the change in Government in 2015, we thought things would have been different. Several pleas were made since 2015 to date, however, it was not until recently that we met with the divisional administration and received support from them. The division undertook the works assiduously, and completed all of the tasks relevant to have the supply done. It’s been almost 4 months now, and still we are yet to receive the service.We visited the division several times during the last week, and tried to meet with the divisional manager, only to be told that this person was not in office. We proceeded to inquire from other managers in the division, but they are “tight-lipped” about the situation and are not providing us with answers. We were advised to write to headquarters regarding the same issue.However, this is amazing. Is it really true that the central headquarters are not aware of our woes? Multiple letters were sent over the years to address this issue, until we practically became frustrated. However, what must be recognised are the politics addressed, and how the situation was treated.It is incredible that after one (1) day of heavy protesting and barricading, the residents of Mara reportedly received the service within 24 hours; and here we are pleading for over a decade and our voices are placed in the wilderness.We have several residents here, and many more who want to join in building their homes, but have not done so due to not having access to potable water. We are forced to pay $700 for 250 gallons of water to wash, cook, clean and drink. A typical household comprises 4 to 10 persons of differing ages and characteristics. Many of us are peasant farmers with little children who have to go to school, and even pensioners, and we have to be using water from the canal for personal and hygienic needs. Should this still be happening in the year 2017? I don’t think this is fair. And aren’t we Guyanese, just as the residents of Mara?In my view, I do not think President David Granger or Minister Bulkan is aware of this matter; because otherwise, I am sure, we would have already received the service. We are therefore pleading with the relevant authorities to remedy our situation.Residents of Hand-en-Veldt, Mahaicalast_img read more