Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. REAL vs FAKE GOLD Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Football player touch female referee s breast! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 A Nottingham Forest fan was mercilessly mocked after her pre-match prediction epically backfired.Forest’s season imploded after a 4-1 defeat to Stoke City cost them a place in the Championship play-offs.Nottingham Forest crashed out of the Championship play-off places after a 4-1 defeat at home to Stoke CityCredit: Getty Images – GettyAre people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match? Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me. #nffc— Hannah Forest 🔴⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) July 22, 2020Ahead of the final round of fixtures, Sabri Lamouchi’s side needed at least a draw against the Potters to guarantee a top-six finish.Yet Forest extended their winless run to six games with a humiliating 4-1 humbling at home to Michael O’Neill’s men.The club’s misery was compounded by Swansea’s win by the same scoreline against 10-man Reading which saw the Welsh club usurp them on goal difference.And for one fan, the embarrassment was all too much after her pre-match prediction came back to haunt her.Before kick-off, Forest fan Hannah tweeted: “Are people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match?“Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me.”She later added: “I give you permission to laugh at us if it does happen…” Unfortunately for Hannah, it did happen as Swansea actually needed a five-goal swing for a play-off place only for six to ultimately fly in as per her prediction.Forest were overtaken by Swansea City during the final round of fixturesCredit: Getty Images – GettyOne fan replied: “Hannah , I would file this under “Tweets that precede unfortunate events”, enjoy the championship again!”Another said: “The perils of twitter. I congratulate you for not deleting this tweet.”A third added: “I’m pretty sure most derby fans are gonna have this framed on their wall Hannah.”Forest’s dramatic capitulation followed a wretched end to their season, which saw the Reds collect just three points from a possible 18 since the start of July.Speculation has already started over Lamouchi’s future in the dugout after he attempted to shed some light on his side’s collapse.He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “It’s difficult to react. I’m here just because it’s obligatory to be here. I don’t have words. Disaster.“It is a disaster to lose everything in the last game at home, of course.“But to believe all the season about the play-offs and to lose and put away the play-offs like that, it’s just our fault. I don’t have more words. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry to the fans, sorry for the last few games.“One point was enough tonight, it was enough a few days ago and was enough last week and we were so close, but it was a disaster.”Liverpool lift the Premier League title after 30 year wait Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma ahead of Arsenal as Rugani fed-up at Juventusby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniele Rugani is ready to leave Juventus in January.Sportmediaset says the defender has lost patience with his situation in Turin.Rugani hasn’t played a minute under coach Maurizio Sarri. If the situation should remain like this, he will make a transfer request in the New Year.Roma are favourites to sign the defender.Rugani came close to joining Arsenal in August before getting cold feet.
On Saturday, June 16, contestants will vie for the parish crown at Jockey Factory, Lucea, Hanover, and at Alpart Sports Club, Nain, St. Elizabeth, beginning at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 9, parish coronations will take place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary and Colonel’s Cove, Morant Bay, St Thomas, beginning at 8:00 p.m., while on Sunday, June 10, a competition will be held at Louise Bennet Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is inviting members of the public to support the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition, which gets under way this weekend with parish contests.Winners at the parish level will vie for the national crown at the coronation show scheduled to take place in Kingston on Emancipation Day, August 1.On Saturday, June 9, parish coronations will take place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary and Colonel’s Cove, Morant Bay, St Thomas, beginning at 8:00 p.m., while on Sunday, June 10, a competition will be held at Louise Bennet Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, beginning at 7:00 p.m.On Saturday, June 16, contestants will vie for the parish crown at Jockey Factory, Lucea, Hanover, and at Alpart Sports Club, Nain, St. Elizabeth, beginning at 8:00 p.m.Competitions continue on Saturday, June 23, at Glenmuir High School, 10 Glenmuir Road, May Pen, Clarendon, and at Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Lewis Street, Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, beginning at 8:00 p.m.The final two events will be held at Bishop Gibson High School, Mandeville, Manchester, on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. and at Falmouth Cruise Port, Falmouth, Trelawny, beginning at 8:00 p.m.Director of Marketing and Public Relations, JCDC, Stephen Davidson, told JIS News that the parish coronations are a “good family show and just as exciting as the national competition”.“It is important for persons to come out and to see what is happening, see how the young ladies can showcase themselves, and the training they have gone through,” he said.He informed that the girls go through rigorous training sessions, which focus on leadership qualities, community involvement, cultural awareness, appreciation of the role of women, creative talent, deportment and current affairs.“Once they participate in the competition, they really benefit from being a part of the programme and learn various skills, which they would carry on to other phases of their lives,” he pointed out.Mr. Davidson told JIS News that leading up to the national coronation, the parish queens will participate in further training and various activities in Kingston, such as courtesy calls on the mayor, government ministers and sponsors.He informed that the National Festival Queen is required to carry out an outreach or community development project focusing on youth or education.“So, that is a very important component and, of course, that person is active year-round as a role model visiting schools, attending various events and functions,” he said.The Festival Queen Competition, which began in 1963, is one of the highlights of the Emancipation and Independence celebrations.For further information, persons are asked to contact the JCDC head office at 926-5726-9 or the JCDC parish offices island-wide. Members of the public can also visit the JCDC’s website at www.jcdc.gov.jm The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is inviting members of the public to support the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition, which gets under way this weekend with parish contests. Story Highlights
The Minister said the importance of airlift can never be overstated, as “we cannot build a viable sector without it”. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says expansion of airlift from the emerging markets of Germany and Latin America is guaranteed to take Jamaica’s tourism to levels never before seen in the entire region. Story Highlights Mr. Bartlett was speaking at the official welcome reception for the German-based Eurowings and Panama’s Copa Airlines at the Sangster International Airport in St. James on July 18. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says expansion of airlift from the emerging markets of Germany and Latin America is guaranteed to take Jamaica’s tourism to levels never before seen in the entire region.Mr. Bartlett was speaking at the official welcome reception for the German-based Eurowings and Panama’s Copa Airlines at the Sangster International Airport in St. James on July 18.The Minister said the importance of airlift can never be overstated, as “we cannot build a viable sector without it”.“Airlift is critical to our product. It is responsible for the numbers we are now seeing coming out of Germany and also from out of Latin America. Strategic airline partnerships have been a cornerstone of Jamaica’s tourism success,” Mr. Bartlett said.Mr. Bartlett further noted that the increasing number of visitors who are attracted to the destination, expansion of the tourism sector and linked services, and the increasing importance of tourism to the social and economic development of the island, demand “a reliable air-transport service”.Eurowings’ once-weekly nonstop service between Munich, Germany, and Montego Bay, arrived in Montego Bay at approximately 1:45 p.m. The return flight departed Montego Bay at 3:15 p.m.“This additional flight comes just one year after Eurowings launched two scheduled weekly flights between the German city of Cologne/Bonn and Montego Bay,” the Minister noted.Mr. Bartlett said the pot is now further sweetened with Copa having increased its daily service between Panama City and Montego Bay, bringing to 11 the overall number of flights weekly between both countries.“Flights arrive in Montego Bay at 11:22 a.m. each morning, with the return flight departing at 12:21 p.m. Prior to this, Copa operated four flights into Montego Bay and the same number into Kingston weekly. But as of today, Copa will move to seven into Montego Bay and the same four into Kingston weekly,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett said Panama City is Copa’s main hub with excellent connections to more than 70 destinations in North, Central and South America.He added that with the increase in the number of flights, Jamaica will see approximately 960 additional airline seats per week and access to robust Latin American markets, including Chile and Argentina.
It’s probably clear by now just what a steal Cousins is at $5.3 million, but here’s one more note: Our CARMELO projection system, which spits out fair dollar values for every player’s production, thinks Cousins should be worth about $46.1 million next season. The NBA’s maximum salary rules preclude him from getting quite so much, of course, but he still figures to be worth far more than the mid-level pittance Golden State is doling out for his services.From Cousins’s perspective, it does make some sense to cut this particular deal. He’s coming off a major injury last season, and he may not be available to the Warriors until after the 2018-19 season begins. The Pelicans’ unexpected surge without him during the playoffs reinforced old questions about Cousins’ ability to win, and the market for bigs was looking cash-poor anyway this summer, with the repercussions of 2016’s wild spending spree crashing down on teams’ cap and luxury-tax budgets. According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Cousins didn’t receive any “significant” contract offers when free agency opened up. So instead, Cousins is gambling that he can fit in with the Warriors’ legendarily unselfish group for a year, produce solid numbers, ease back into health, win a ring — and in the process, ditch his longtime label as a me-first malcontent. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be due for a much bigger payday next summer than he could’ve gotten had he played the normal free-agent game this summer.But even if things work out well for Cousins, it will have meant dealing another blow to whatever competitive balance is left in the league. For a brief while, things seemed to be taking a turn toward increased excitement: The Rockets spent a season suggesting the Warriors weren’t as unbeatable as they seem — coming within a Chris Paul injury and some historically cold shooting of possibly proving it in the playoffs — and James is just starting to form his own Western Conference challenger in LA. But then, Golden State strengthened their grip on the NBA with another deal that turned the salary cap’s rules against their own underlying purpose. The Warriors proved once again that the most exciting time on the pro basketball calendar is during the summer free-agent frenzy — when no games are played, but the fate of the following season is sealed. Just when you thought competitive balance in the NBA couldn’t be worse, the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors swooped in Monday night, stole the thunder from LeBron James’s coronation in Los Angeles and signed DeMarcus Cousins (the best big man still available in free agency) for well below market value. Now, what already felt like the biggest foregone conclusion in sports — yet another Warriors championship — seems even less in doubt, somehow.Doesn’t the NBA have an incredibly complex set of salary-cap rules to prevent this kind of thing from happening? In theory, yes. But from Kevin Durant’s discount contract to Klay Thompson’s talk1Which his father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, later downplayed. of leaving millions on the table to remain with Golden State (not to mention the coups the team scored with veterans like David West), the Warriors have a long history of convincing stars to take less money for the sake of the dynasty. Cousins is just the latest example — and maybe the most shocking, since he signed for less than Aron Baynes, Marco Belinelli or Mario Hezonja will reportedly make next season.The Warriors were able to sign Cousins as a free agent despite being tens of millions of dollars over the cap thanks to one of the NBA’s many salary-cap loopholes: in this case, the mid-level exception, or MLE. The MLE comes in several different varieties depending on how far past the cap a team’s payroll is, but the Warriors used the so-called taxpayer MLE to give Cousins his $5.3 million next season. It’s all legal, at least according to the letter of the salary cap rules. (As for the spirit? Not so much.)The MLE was introduced in the NBA’s 1999 collective bargaining agreement as a way for capped-out contenders to still be able to add quality role players in support of their stars. Perhaps the best examples of the MLE working as originally intended are Shane Battier, who joined the Miami Heat in 2011 and played a vital role on two title squads, and Shaun Livingston, who signed with the Warriors before the first of their three championship runs over the next four years. Those are the kind of guys who are supposed to be available via the mid-level exception — solid players, not stars.Cousins, however, is much, much better than your typical MLE pickup. Sure, there are questions about how he’ll fit on Golden State’s roster. But he also made the All-NBA second team as recently as 2016, and has generated 11.2 points of value over replacement player (VORP) — worth roughly 30 wins — over the previous three seasons according to Basketball-Reference.com, a tally that ranks tied for 16th best in basketball during that span.Using archives of Basketball-Reference’s database of contracts going back to the 2012-13 season, I identified 175 instances of the MLE (or one of its variants, including the taxpayer/“mini” mid-level and the so-called “room exception”) being used to sign a player in recent years, prior to the summer of 2018. In that group, the average MLE signee had generated 1.2 VORP in the three seasons leading up to his contract — meaning Cousins was worth about 27 more wins (!) than the typical MLE-worthy player in the years before signing his new contract. No other MLE pickup in our data set was even remotely close to as valuable going into his new deal as Cousins was:
Ohio State alumnus and wrestling Big Ten Champion Lance Palmer followed his dreams and is now training for Mixed Martial Arts while coaching wrestling at Virginia Tech. This fall, Palmer heard there was a coaching position open for Virginia Tech’s wrestling team and traveled to the university the next day. Tony Robie, associate head coach for wrestling at Virginia Tech, said Palmer met the criteria the team was looking for. “Lance’s wrestling credentials speak for themselves,” Robie said. “He had a lot of success at the Division I level.” Although 23-year-old Palmer doesn’t have extensive experience in recruiting or administration, his biggest strength is his age, Robie said. “He is good at teaching our guys wrestling, getting on the mats, the physical part,” Robie said. Since he was in high school, Palmer knew he was interested in coaching. “Being in a coaching position has a lot to offer with experience and helping others achieve their goals,” he said. Aside from coaching, Palmer has also gotten involved with MMA since he graduated. He works out two to three times a day by practicing jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, sparring and other MMA training. He usually takes Saturday and Sunday off to travel with his team. “When we’re not doing wrestling, he is training,” said Kevin Dresser, head coach of the Virginia Tech wrestling team. “He is doing his mixed martial arts thing and staying sharp in the arena.” He said coaching and practicing with college wrestlers helps him train for his fights. “I see myself with a 3-0 in the MMA and helping out at VT,” Palmer said. “I can get the best of both worlds at the same time.” Robie said many successful MMA fighters have similar backgrounds to Palmer. He feels Palmer has a good shot as a fighter. “The sky is the limit,” Robie said. “He is a competitive and tough guy.” Palmer gives credit to his family members. He said they helped him get started with wrestling at a young age and pushed him to earn a full scholarship to OSU. “They have supported every decision I’ve made,” Palmer said. “A strong family base is the key to the success I’ve had so far.”
Greg Mattison of the University of Michigan has been named Ohio State’s new co-defensive coordinator along with Jeff Hafley. Credit: Courtesy of TNSA year ago, Greg Mattison was preparing for his eighth season with Michigan, coaching a defensive line that would be crucial for the No. 2 total defense in the nation.Now, ahead of his first Spring Game as co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State, the 48-year coaching veteran has been tasked with revitalizing a Buckeye defense that allowed a program-worst 403.4 yards per game the previous season.“Kind of a funny thing, [former players] will be like, ‘Hey coach, I never thought I’d see you in red,’” Mattison said. “Well it’s funny because my wife says I look really, really good in red.”He won’t be the only new coach in red, as Mattison is one of four new defensive coaches for Ohio State this season.Though first-year head coach Ryan Day assembled several new faces to helm the defense, many of these coaches hold connections dating back years.Joining Mattison at co-defensive coordinator this season will be Jeff Hafley, who brings an NFL pedigree with his past six seasons spent as a secondary coach at the professional level. In 2016, Hafley worked alongside Day on the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff.As the secondary coach for the Buckeyes, Hafley inherits a collection of defensive backs that ranked No. 86 in the NCAA with 245.2 passing yards allowed per game this past season.Ohio State redshirt senior cornerback Damon Arnette and junior cornerback Jeffrey Okudah will lead a group that was routinely plagued by pass interference calls last season.Mattison said Hafley’s NFL experience won’t conflict schematically with his knowledge of college defense.“There are only so many things, I believe, in really sound defensive football that you can do,” Mattison said. “Whether you’re in the NFL, wherever, coaching. It’s never been schemes that have won. It’s what you teach the players to run, and who’s running them.”New Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington is a familiar face for both Mattison and Day. Washington coached three Michigan linebackers to All-Big Ten honors last season and played at Boston College while Day served as a graduate assistant there.The Wolverine ties do not end there, as Day hired former Michigan defensive analyst Matt Barnes as the new special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach.Barnes spent the past three seasons coaching special teams, secondary and linebackers for Maryland and helped develop second team All-American linebacker Tre Watson.Barnes and Hafley have already proved they can collaborate productively, combining the safety and cornerback rooms to shore up the defense in 2018.Hafley said the players have had no problems adjusting to four new coaches on the defense.“The great part about these guys is they’re just buying into everything we tell them,” Hafley said. “They are trying it. They’re coming out. They’re asking questions.”The only constant on the Buckeye defensive coaching staff is Larry Johnson, who Mattison called “one of, if not, the best defensive line coach in college football.”Johnson’s six seasons with Ohio State have yielded five All-American selections on the defensive line, including 2019 NFL Draft hopefuls Dre’Mont Jones and Nick Bosa in the past two years.Junior defensive end Chase Young has a chance to become Johnson’s sixth All-American this year, coming off a season that saw Young rack up 9.5 sacks, with four coming in the final two games.When integrating so many new coaches on one side of the ball, Mattison said it’s easy when everyone shares a common goal.“The staff is not a staff made up of a bunch of egos,” Mattison said. “This staff here is truly a staff that truly wants Ohio State football and the players we’re dealing with to be the very, very best they can be. And you feel that every day you come in.”