Liberia’s basketball giants, NPA ‘Deadly’ Pythons and LRPC Oilers have qualified for the semi-finals of the national basketball league, known as the Big 4, reports Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.On Sunday the rivals signed up their already routine seats in the ongoing basketball championship at the open-air Sports Commission on Broad Street.Pythons got their automatic qualification when they symbolically bounced the ball to net 20 points to indicate forfeit points from Barnersville Celtic, while Oilers whipped Timber Wolves 72-66 points.In other Sunday’s matches Bushrod Bulls bowed to Harbel Pointers 54-44 points and Phoenix whipped Timber Wolves in the female category.Accordingly, Mighty Barrolle and Timber Wolves are set to qualify to join LPRC and NPA.With the latest forfeiture of Barnersville Celtics, one may believe that if such free points continue, it is obvious that both outfits would go on an easy ride.Last weekend’s fixtures were cancelled because of the rain and LBA secretary general, D. Allen Goodridge told the Daily Observer yesterday that the semi finals might kick-off next week if the weather is favorable. Goodridge admitted that the rain is seriously stalling the progress of the league.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NEL. BlountD. Lewis3.94.4-0.5 DALE. ElliottA. Morris5.13.5+1.6 BALT. WestK. Dixon4.04.3-0.3 NYJM. ForteB. Powell3.75.5-1.8 PITL. BellD. Williams4.93.5+1.4 TEND. MurrayD. Henry4.44.5-0.1 YARDS/ATTEMPT SFC. HydeS. Draughn4.62.7+1.9 Not every running back is replaceableDifference between teams’ primary and secondary running options by yards per attempt, 2016 JAXT.J. YeldonC. Ivory3.63.8-0.2 NYGR. JenningsP. Perkins3.34.1-0.8 SDM. GordonK. Farrow3.93.2+0.7 ATLD. FreemanT. Coleman4.84.4+0.3 OAKL. MurrayJ. Richard4.05.9-1.9 The 25-year-old averaged 4.86 yards on 261 carries last season — or 1.36 yards more than Williams averaged in 98 attempts while running behind the same offensive line. That differential was the fourth in the NFL when comparing primary ball carriers to their best backup with 50-plus carries, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. That means Bell gained 355 more yards on his 261 carries than his backup would have, and those extra yards are worth 23 points, based on the league rate of a point every 15.4 yards from scrimmage. That was bested only by the Chicago Bears’ Jordan Howard (1.98 yards better per carry), San Francisco 49ers’ Carlos Hyde (1.90) and Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott (1.55). But in those three cases, the 2016 backups — Jeremy Langford, Shaun Draughn and Alfred Morris, respectively — are nowhere near the caliber of Williams, one of only three backs since 2000 who have matched Bell’s active streak of averaging at least 4.7 yards in three consecutive seasons (minimum 100 carries).2 The other two are Tiki Barber (2004 to 2006) and Jamaal Charles (2012 to 2014). No back this century has ever done it four straight years.If you look at the list across the league, you begin to see why an NFL front office might think twice about giving big money to a first-string running back. There were 11 teams in 2016 in which the difference in efficiency between the starter and the backup was separated by less than half a yard per attempt. What’s more, there were 16 backups who were actually more efficient in less work, perhaps because of fresher legs. And the four backs who averaged at least 1 yard more per rush than the man they were behind on the depth chart are backups again this year. That includes the best backup rusher last year, Oakland’s Jalen Richard (1.88 yards per carry more than the now-departed Latavius Murray, who was replaced by Marshawn Lynch). More mysteriously, the Jets’ Bilal Powell (5.51 per carry) is expected to back up the same starter, Matt Forte (3.73), as is Washington’s Chris Thompson (5.24) behind Rob Kelley (4.19).Bell’s teammates, at least, seem to appreciate his value. “We need him,” star wide receiver Antonio Brown told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Monday. “He’s a special piece.” But on Wednesday, prior to training camp, Brown expressed dismay on Instagram over Bell’s anticipated absence, saying the “First rule to getting better is showing Up!”Brown was rewarded for his stellar output with a four-year, $68 million deal in February. But Bell’s best offer from the Steelers didn’t approach that, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, which is instructive in showing how much more the NFL values passing over the ground game. But Bell is arguably the team’s second-most important receiver behind Brown, too. Last year, he became the first player in NFL history to average more than 50 yards receiving per game in addition to 100 rushing yards. And his total of 157 yards from scrimmage per game was third-most in league history.Yet despite their arguably equal importance to the team, it’s Bell who is skipping camp while he waits on his payday. Brown, meanwhile, arrived at camp on Thursday chauffeured in the backseat of a 1931 Rolls Royce. HOUL. MillerA. Blue4.04.2-0.2 NOM. IngramT. Hightower5.14.1+1.0 WSHR. KelleyC. Thompson4.25.2-1.1 DEND. BookerC.J. Anderson3.54.0-0.5 BUFL. McCoyM. Gillislee5.45.7-0.3 CARJ. StewartF. Whittaker3.84.7-0.9 TEAMRB1RB2RB1RB2DIFF. RB2 is the teams’ best backup running back with at least 50 rushing attempts.Source: TruMedia CHIJ. HowardJ. Langford5.23.2+2.0 CINJ. HillR. Burkhead3.84.7-0.9 CLEI. CrowellD. Johnson4.84.9-0.1 Le’Veon Bell was born in the wrong decade. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is the best player in the NFL at his position, but he’s playing at a time when that distinction has never been less valued. On Thursday, Bell didn’t report to camp (and was under no obligation to do so), having yet to sign his franchise tender for $12.1 million. Earlier this month, negotiations between the All-Pro and the Steelers broke down without Bell signing a long-term contract after he reportedly sought $15 million per year. Assuming Bell does sign the tender, he’ll still play this season for the Steelers as the game’s highest-paid back. But the Steelers can’t resume negotiations on a long-term deal until 2018, meaning Bell will be a free agent once again.Put another way: This could be Bell’s last season wearing black and gold. In another era, when running backs like Earl Campbell, Franco Harris and Walter Payton were the gods of the gridiron, this would be unfathomable. But in the modern NFL, any running back, regardless of his ability, may be viewed as replaceable simply because he doesn’t throw or primarily catch the football. Despite this new line of thinking, Pittsburgh could still be making a huge mistake.Local papers have noted that Pittsburgh has won at a higher rate without Bell the past two years (11-5 including playoffs) than with him (12-7). But Bell played in five games without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during that span, compared with just one for his backup the past two years, DeAngelo Williams, who is no longer with the team. The Steelers went 10-3, meanwhile, when Bell and Roethlisberger both played.1 This is excluding a 2015 game against the Bengals in which Bell suffered a season-ending injury early in the second quarter and January’s playoff loss against the Patriots when Bell left the game in the first quarter.In addition to durability risk, the knock on running backs is that they are interchangeable –that their success is based more on a team’s offensive scheme and run blocking than any innate ability. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with Bell. DETT. RiddickZ. Zenner3.93.8+0.1 PHIR. MathewsD. Sproles4.34.7-0.4 KCS. WareC. West4.33.3+1.0 TBD. MartinJ. Rodgers2.94.3-1.4 GBT. MontgomeryE. Lacy5.95.1+0.9 MINJ. McKinnonM. Asiata3.43.3+0.1
13Eli Manning2007Giants99.180.6✓ 2Matt Ryan2016Falcons132.692.5 16Nick Foles2017Eagles122.177.5✓ Goff’s been off in the playoffsSuper Bowl quarterbacks by passer rating and Total QBR for playoff performance through the championship round, 2006 through 2018 playerseasonteamRatingQBRWon SB? 3Peyton Manning2009Colts104.691.9 6Tom Brady2018Patriots91.585.6? 24Peyton Manning2015Broncos81.740.0✓ Most quarterbacks drive the bus to the Super Bowl. Their play is so sharp that it’s a major factor in their team’s advance through the postseason. A few, however, are merely passengers on the bus.Based on his performance so far in the playoffs, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who will face off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday, may be a part of this second group. This is strange considering all that Goff accomplished in the regular season: He was top five in the league in yards per attempt and top 10 in passer rating, threw 32 touchdowns to 12 interceptions, was named to the Pro Bowl for a second straight year and was even a leading MVP candidate. But that Goff was absent from the divisional and championship rounds of the playoffs.Through the first three rounds of the playoffs, Goff’s overall performance as measured by Total Quarterback Rating is 62.8, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group.1Total QBR is a metric on a 0-to-100 scale that incorporates all of the quarterback’s contributions to winning on all of his plays, adjusting for opponent quality. Among the 26 postseason performances by quarterbacks who have played in the Super Bowl since February 2007 (including Brady’s 2018 postseason to date), Goff’s ranks 20th. That’s more than 10 points worse than the average Super Bowl quarterback over the same span (73.7). And it’s nearly 23 points short of Brady’s current postseason performance, the best of his six seasons in the sample. 18Eli Manning2011Giants103.174.8✓ 23Russell Wilson2014Seahawks81.953.0 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 5Aaron Rodgers2010Packers109.286.1✓ 12Joe Flacco2012Ravens114.780.9✓ 11Kurt Warner2008Cardinals112.182.3 15Tom Brady2011Patriots105.878.7 19Peyton Manning2006Colts66.872.9✓ 8Tom Brady2017Patriots105.083.3 Check out our latest NFL predictions. 9Cam Newton2015Panthers113.483.0 Goff’s performance isn’t quite as uninspiring as Rex Grossman’s in the playoffs following the 2006 season (30.6 QBR) or even Peyton Manning’s in the playoffs for the 2015 season (40.0 QBR). So the Rams clearly did not advance to the Super Bowl despite Goff. But they aren’t in Atlanta because of him, either. And for the Rams to claim the sport’s ultimate prize against the Patriots on Sunday, Goff will almost certainly need to raise his game to a much higher level, considering that nine of the last 12 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks.2Since the 2006 season, the only Super Bowl MVPs who have not been quarterbacks were on teams whose quarterbacks advanced to the big game despite playoff performances that were worse than Goff’s — Manning in the 2015 season, Russell Wilson in the 2013 season and Ben Roethlisberger in the 2008 season.It’s easy to write off Goff’s lackluster postseason to the small sample size of two games, but the problem for the Rams is that this is a continuation of a larger trend: Goff’s performance has been in a free fall during the second half of his season.Over the nine games that Goff played from Week 10 through the conference championship (a span that covers 358 dropbacks), his Total QBR was 54.6, which ranks 21st out of 31 qualifying quarterbacks.3The NFL requires quarterbacks to throw 14 passes per team game to qualify. Beyond that, the number of games played may vary by QB. Brady’s number over the same time period (76.9) ranks second, behind only Sam Darnold of the Jets.4Across just four games. Goff was barely better than Denver’s Case Keenum (53.3).Compare Goff’s second-half-of-the-season performance to his Total QBR in the nine games he played between Week 1 and Week 9 — 77.0 (323 dropbacks). That’s a decline of 22.4 points, which ties him with Cam Newton, who was playing with a throwing shoulder that has required surgery, as the biggest falloff since Week 10 among quarterbacks who qualified in both the first half and second half of the season: 10Tom Brady2007Patriots105.782.5 25Russell Wilson2013Seahawks89.135.6✓ 21Ben Roethlisberger2010Steelers75.562.1 22Ben Roethlisberger2008Steelers90.856.5✓ 17Tom Brady2016Patriots99.575.9✓ 20Jared Goff2018Rams79.562.8? 7Peyton Manning2013Broncos107.083.8 4Drew Brees2009Saints116.189.0✓ 1Colin Kaepernick201249ers105.994.7 26Rex Grossman2006Bears75.430.6 Goff’s yards per dropback, which factors in sacks and yards lost to sacks, has dropped a league-worst 2.32 yards. A good part of this decline can be explained by the inability to capitalize on what had been the bread and butter of the Rams’ passing game, the play-action pass. When passing after faking a handoff to the running back, Goff has averaged 7.39 yards per dropback since Week 10, which is a far cry from the 10.90 he gained in the first half of his season (on 112 and 107 dropbacks, respectively). Goff’s QBR on play action is down 20 points compared with the first half of his season.The big play that often came via play action is also lacking from the Rams’ offense. The team has managed 3.2 passing plays of 20 or more yards per game since Week 10, just under the NFL average. In the first half of their season, however, the Rams averaged 5.1 big passing plays per game, tied with the Chiefs for the league lead. In the playoffs, the Rams have been even less explosive, with just six big passing plays in two games, four fewer than the Patriots have.To be fair, Goff has not been operating with the same supporting cast. His best player, star running back Todd Gurley, has been hurt, limited or rusty since just before Christmas. And Goff has clearly missed his most efficient receiver this year in yards per target, Cooper Kupp, who tore his ACL in Week 10.On the sport’s biggest stage, Goff has a chance to silence critics who have been hounding him since his draft class. He has been called a system quarterback, to the great annoyance of the creator of that system, Rams head coach Sean McVay. (His argument wasn’t helped, however, when people started noticing that the Rams often rush to the line of scrimmage so that McVay can call audibles before the play clock cuts off his radio communication into Goff’s helmet.)Goff, just 24, has the opportunity to take Brady’s spot as the second-youngest quarterback in history to win a Super Bowl. But doing so will likely require Goff to again be the quarterback he was in the first half of his season. 14Tom Brady2014Patriots99.880.0✓
Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – In the Supreme Court on Wednesday 8th February 2017, 28 year old Jacques Dazilme of Providenciales was sentenced to a 3 years suspended sentenced after he pleaded guilty to Uttering Forged Document and ordered to pay a fine for Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by Deception.Mr. Dazilme is the employee of a hotel on the island of Providenciales where he was working for quite some time. Between November 2015 and October 2016 he presented a total of three sick leave notification to the resort which bears signatures resembling that of two well-known Medical Practitioners and logo of their Medical company on island. Each sick notes he was given a three (3) day sick leave.On November 15th 2015, a leave request form was submitted to the company by Dazilme and as a result, he was paid $137.50 (one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents). On October 20th, 2016 as a result of another leave request, management of the resort noticed a difference with the Medical Practitioners’ signature whom they are familiar with. Upon making further queries, the Practitioners confirmed that the signatures where not theirs and that the logo on the sick notes are not consistent with their company. A report was made and the police commenced investigations into the matter.Dazilme was arrested and later charged with the offences mentioned. During an interview with officers, he admitted to committing the offence and told them that he is wrong. A report was submitted to the Department of Public Prosecutions Office. He was also ordered to pay the sum of $137.50 to the company in seven days.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES#Bahamas, October 17, 2017 – Nassau – The advancement of Bahamians to high paying jobs in the financial services sector and the enhanced regulation of the financial services industry were some of the matters which the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes called for as he spoke with executives of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Association of International Banks and Trusts (AIBT) on Thursday, 5 October 2017.The Bahamas Financial Services Board executives were led by Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Board, Ms. Tanya McCartney and Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts along with Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director of Credit Suisse Trust and BFS Board member.Header photo BFSB – Pictured from left to right are: Ms. Tanya McCartney, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board; Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Minister Foulkes; Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts; Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director, Credit Suisse Trust Ltd. and BFS Board; Ms. Althea Albury, Acting Director of the Department of Labour; Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Mrs. Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour and Mrs. Yolantha Yallop, Legal Council, Department of Labour. Photo by Pia Rolle/DOL.Insert – Pictured from left to right are Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Minister Foulkes; Ms. Althea Albury, Acting Director of the Department of Labour; Mrs. Yolantha Yallop, Legal Council, Department of Labour; Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director, Credit Suisse Trust Ltd. and BFS Board; Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts; Ms. Tanya McCartney, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board; Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCORONADO (KUSI) – The City of Coronado is continuing efforts to help stop sewage spills overflowing from the Tijuana river. Coronado’s Mayor Richard Bailey recently met with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with some sort of solution for the problem.Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State ParkMayor Richard Bailey joined us live on Good Morning San Diego to tell us all about the meeting and the next steps forward. FacebookTwitter July 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Richard Bailey KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 11, 2018 Coronado Mayor met with EPA officials to find a solution to the Tijuana River sewage problem
It’s true! Greenspun is planning to hire a veritable army of 30 to 50 new online staffers over the next six months for its “category crushing” Web site, the company’s president Michael Carr wrote in an e-mail FOLIO: today. The tip came from this comment, posted to our original story earlier this week: There is a rumor that seems pretty credible that they are hiring close to 50 new web people in 2008. I saw a couple of folks from the [Las Vegas] Sun speak in San Francisco this week, and it was definitely the most impressive local news site I’ve seen. If those are the folks who are building the sites that this guy is talking about, then I have got to believe that they are going to do something interesting.And this despite Greenspun’s decision this week to shutter its monthly Las Vegas Life and transition its content online, although that move may have had more to do with the fact that LVL was rubbing up against Greenspun’s other luxury glossy, Vegas.
Priyanka Chopra reacts to Hina Khan’s post praising her at Cannes 2019.InstagramTelevision star and former Bigg Boss contestant Hina Khan was at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for the promotion of her film Lines. This was the first time Hina Khan was at the Cannes Film Festival. She also marked her debut red carpet appearance at the prestigious event.Hina Khan not only looked pretty on the red carpet, but also hobnobbed with the biggies at Cannes 2019, courtesy actress Priyanka Chopra, who also made her Cannes debut this year. Priyanka Chopra not only invited Hina Khan for a special do at Cannes 2019, she also introduced her to the guests there.Hina Khan thanked Priyanka Chopra profusely on Instagram for her gesture, praising her efforts to help others and calling her a walking inspiration. Seeing her long post on Instagram in her praise, Priyanka Chopra replied to Hina Khan in the comments.Priyanka Chopra said, “Thank you for the kind words Hina. Was so good to meet you and spend time with you. Proud of what you have achieved and it was my pleasure to highlight the talent the Indian industry possesses in any way that I could. Wishing you all the luck in the world, onward and upwards! Xoxo #GirlsForGirls.”After Hina Khan walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, Filmfare Editor Jitesh Pillai had trolled her in his Instagram story, saying: “Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali Studios kya?” (Has Cannes suddenly become Chandivali Studios?) The studio in Mumbai is where a lot of television shows, especially daily soaps, are shot.This post by the editor was seen as demeaning by the television fraternity in Mumbai, who stood in support of Hina Khan. Pillai apologised to Hina Khan and she accepted his apology. Soon after, we saw her with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at Cannes 2019, and it is clear that Hina Khan has made a place in people’s hearts.Read Hina Khan’s full post thanking Priyanka Chopra:
OYO RoomsReutersPrasidha Menon has been appointed as the new Head of Communications for the hospitality chain OYO on Monday, August 27.Menon had previously worked for Uber and her work profile involved managing communication, brand building, product launches, geographical expansion including the market entry for UberEats business and its expansion to over 20+ cities in India within 15 months.At 35, Menon is one of the youngest corporate communications leads in the country along with PAYTM’s Sonia Dhawan and Policy Bazaar’s Aman Dhall. Menon with an overall experience of 13 years, will be working on driving the reputation of OYO by managing communication and building the brand name.She will also be taking care of both the internal and external communications of OYO in India as well as in international markets.”It is heartwarming to see a group of dynamic young individuals, determined to make a difference, spearheaded by a passionate group of leaders committed to the company’s mission. I am thrilled to join this team and be a thought partner as we prepare to write the next chapter of OYO’s success story in India and the world,” Prasidha Menon told ANI.Speaking on the appointment of Menon, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO Hotels told ANI: “In the last five years of building OYO ground up, we have witnessed the significance of quality communication and the role good content and authentic storytelling can play in the building, protecting and, nurturing the brand. With Prasidha taking on this mantle, we are certain that more and more people will second OYO’s mission of creating beautiful living spaces, for everyone, anywhere. We are really excited to welcome her to the OYO family.”