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Boeheim says Grant will return for ACC tournament, could play against FSU on Sunday

first_imgSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said  Jerami Grant will definitely return from a sore back for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. His status for the team’s regular-season finale against Florida State on Sunday at 2 p.m. is still undetermined.“We think he’ll be back for the ACC tournament for sure,” Boeheim said at a press conference Friday. “And there’s a real possibility, a probability even, that he could be back for Sunday. When he’s ready, he’ll go.”Grant did not dress for the Orange’s 67-62 loss to Georgia Tech on Tuesday and played just 26 minutes combined in the previous two games as he was unable to move well enough after halftime.Grant returned to practice Thursday, and Boeheim said he expected him to continue participating in part over the next two days.“He probably will practice a little bit today and tomorrow,” Boeheim said, “but his status is still how it has been. It just depends how he feels. If he’s capable of playing then he’ll play Sunday.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim said freshman Tyler Roberson, who made his first career start in Grant’s place against the Yellow Jackets, will start against against the Seminoles if Grant can’t play.Roberson managed just two points on 1-of-4 shooting and three rebounds in 23 minutes Tuesday. After the game, Boeheim said Roberson wasn’t ready to play and that he didn’t know the offense or defense.Boeheim said on ESPN CNY Radio on Tuesday that the decision to start Roberson was in part to allow Michale Gbinije to be more versatile off the bench now that he’s splitting time at three positions.“He’s working in practice,” Boeheim said of Roberson. “We’re trying to get him up to speed. The problem is you don’t, as a coach, play somebody you don’t see things out of.“… If you watch practice and you watch our freshmen, you can see that they’re not ready. If I’m not smart enough in 40 years to realize when a guy’s not ready, I shouldn’t be coaching in the first place.”Still, Boeheim said that Roberson has the potential to contribute. He showed some signs of that by scoring five points in the final minutes of SU’s 75-56 loss to No. 5 Virginia on Saturday.Said Boeheim: “Tyler Roberson has some very good athletic ability. He has some talent. He could go in and play.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

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Monaco Appoint Henry as Head Coach

first_imgThe former Juventus, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls player was linked with Aston Villa in recent weeks and said he received some “very attractive offers” over the last few months.“Monaco will always be close to my heart,” he added. “I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin.”Monaco have won just once all season in all competitions. In Ligue 1 they have six points from nine games with five defeats and they have lost both games in the Champions League.Henry’s first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on October 20, before a Champions League tie with Club Brugge four days later.Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed in 2014 and led the club to the French title in 2017, their first since 2000.The 44-year-old also guided Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17 and helped develop players such as Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar, and Manchester City pair Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.Henry was with Belgium on Friday as they beat Switzerland 2-1 in the Nations League. In July he helped the team finish third at the World Cup.He started his career at Monaco in 1994 under former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, before joining Juventus in 1999.After just one year in Italy, he signed for the Gunners and went on to win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups in eight years in north London.Then came a move to Barcelona, where he won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2008-09.In 2010 he signed for Major League Soccer side Red Bulls, where he spent five seasons and also had a two-month loan spell back at Arsenal in early 2012.Henry was a World Cup winner with France in 1998 and won the European Championship two years later, scoring 51 goals in 123 appearances for Les Bleus.He retired as a player in December 2014 to work as a television pundit, before joining Belgium’s coaching staff in 2016.“His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his nomination a reality,” Monaco chief executive Vadim Vasilyev said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Thierry Henry Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Monaco until June 2021. The 41-year-old Frenchman, who had been Belgium’s assistant manager, began his professional career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.The club are third from bottom in Ligue 1 and sacked manager Leonardo Jardim on Thursday.“It seems like fate that I will begin my managerial career here,” said Henry, who is Arsenal’s record goalscorer.last_img read more

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Group efficiency strategy pays off for Grupo Cirsa in 2016

first_img StumbleUpon Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Publishing its full-year 2016 results, Spanish gambling group Grupo Cirsa (Cirsa) has declared its ‘best year in business’, as the company benefits from the growth of its home market assets and Latin America operations.Detailing its FY 2016 financial breakdown, Cirsa would report flat-line group revenues of €1.6 billion. However, the company would benefit from its ‘group efficiency strategy’ which saw the company report improved efficiencies across its top-line metrics.Closing its FY 2016, Cirsa governance would declare group profits of €398 million up 5% on corresponding FY 2015’s €380 million. Cirsa CEO Joaquim Agut was pleased with his firms ‘steady progress’, which has seen Cirsa claim ‘42 consecutive quarters of growth’.“The correct implementation of the group’s operating plans in the various locations and businesses and the overall improvement of all activities in Spain have helped to achieve these results, which have exceeded market expectations,” Agut statedDetailing 2016 operational highlights, Cirsa governance would point to the firm’s continued Latin American expansion which saw the operator launch casino properties in the Dominican Republic and Colombia.Cirsa governance would additionally recognise the improved performance of its Sportium Ladbrokes joint venture which currently operates retail betting points in 15 of Spain’s autonomous communities.  Furthermore, the sports betting brand has benefitted from expanding its online services to include casino games and slots. Working in partnership with Ladbrokes, Cirsa has formed high coverage partnerships with Spanish football making Sportium one of the market’s most visible brands. Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

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WATCH VIDEO: Kwesi Appiah dances for teammates ahead Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgEngland born-Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah thrilled his new team-mates in the Black Stars camp in Seville, Spain when he displayed amazing Ghanaian dance steps.The Crystal Palace attacker was required to dance before the Black Stars since its a tradition for debutants in the team.Kwesi Appiah, who scored on his debut in the Black Stars 3-0 win over Olhanense in a pre-tournament friendly, will be making his debut appearance at the continental tournament in Equatorial Guinea.last_img

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Kobe Bryant still planning to play this season

first_imgThe Lakers appear more and more destined for the NBA lottery. Their injury list remains a revolving door. Yet, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reiterated his intent still to play at some point this season after nursing a fractured left knee for the past seven weeks.“My plan hasn’t change,” Bryant said Sunday at an event to promote his new sneaker, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Masterpiece. “I’ve been going about it every single day and trying to be better. That’s my job. My job is to get my butt out there on the court to play.”When that happens remains to be seen.Bryant hasn’t progressed his rehab beyond stationary bike work. The Lakers also don’t plan to reevaluate him until after All-Star weekend. But considering he still needs to advance his workout and practice regiment, Bryant sounded unsure when he’ll step on the court. So how does Bryant stay in high spirits?“I’ve been riding the bike and trying to stay active and stay in shape,” Bryant said. “I spent a lot of time with my family, which really helps kind of balance it out. But I hate not being there with the guys and watching them go through that period that they’re going through. It’s very very tough. I try to be patient.”Secondary roleWith a flush of healthy point guards returning to the lineup, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni hardly minced words on what that will do for Kendall Marshall’s diminished playing time.“That’s what he did in Phoenix,” D’Antoni said, referring to Marshall’s reduced role his rookie season last year with the Suns. “That’s a little bit of an adjustment. But there’s no way he gets to play for 38 minutes per game and have the ball all the time. He’ll have to keep improving.”Marshall has averaged 10.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting, 9.3 assists and 2.7 turnovers in 20 games since the Lakers plucked him from the Development League. But Marshall played nicely in the Lakres’ 92-86 loss Sunday to Chicago, posting 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting as an off-ball shooter. He also sounded respectful toward Steve Nash and Steve Blake playing a larger role in the backcourt.“I was fine with it,” Marshall said. “They earned that for years and earned it this year. They make our team better. It’s not just the stats. It’s the things they do. Nash bring a true grit to our team as well as Blake. I wasn’t upset about that at all. My job is when I’m on the court is to help the team as best I can.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “That I don’t know,” Bryant said. “It’s completely out of my control. I really got to sit here and just wait until this thing heals up and then go out there and do what I do.”Bryant missed the first 19 games this season while rehabbing his left Achilles tendon. He only played for six games, averaging 13.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and 6.3 assists, before his latest knee injury kept him out for the past 26 contests. But when asked what the best-case scenario will entail upon his pending return, Bryant still sounded confident.“Play like me,” Bryant said. “That’s it.”Bryant sounded in high spirits talking about his latest Nike product, but that hardly matched his internal frustrations staying on the sideline. He didn’t travel with the Lakers on their three-game trip last week, which included a stop in his hometown (Philadelphia). He described that stretch as “horrible.”“That Cleveland game, it was crazy,” Bryant said, referring to the Lakers’ win against the Cavaliers that entailed only a five-man rotation. “Then (Chris) Kaman goes to sleep on the bench. It’s like when big brother is not around, he starts doing crazy (stuff). It’s been rough.”last_img read more

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Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses delays NFL career for return to Crimson Tide

first_imgView this post on Instagram Let’s get it. 🤝🙏A post shared by DM32 (@dylandmoses) on Dec 30, 2019 at 6:31pm PSTMORE: Citrus Bowl preview, predictionsMoses tore his ACL over the summer but was still considered a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. SN’s Vinnie Iyer projected him to go 27th overall to the New England Patriots. In two seasons at Alabama, Moses has recorded 116 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. He has also forced two fumbles at the center of the 2017 and 2018 Crimson Tide defenses, helping the team to consecutive College Football Playoff championship game appearances.Alabama’s defense struggled without his presence this season. The Crimson Tide will conclude 2019 with their Citrus Bowl matchup against Michigan on Jan. 1. “Football is not who I am, it is what I do,” Moses wrote in his Instagram announcement. “Life after football is what I’m most concerned about, and I want to ensure I can put myself in the best possible position to succeed in life, fulfill my goals and make my dreams come true.”center_img Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses announced on Monday that he would return to school for his senior season, giving coach Nick Saban’s defense a substantial boost for 2020.Moses, a preseason Sporting News All-American, elected to delay his pro career in large part because he wants further off-the-field preparation for his life ahead.last_img read more

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Oviedo gives way to Diegui and points to Luismi and Lunin

first_imgWith this movement, Oviedo releases part of its file, an operation that facilitates the arrival of signings, although it is still not enough to cover the incorporation chapter. The one that is closest to embarking on the blue project is Luismi, with whom the blue club already has an agreement and Valladolid has given the Ok. All that remains is for La Liga to approve an operation whereby the pivot would reach loans to Javi Rozada as of June 30.It is not the only open front with Valladolid. Lunin, goalkeeper assigned by Madrid in the club pucelano is another priority option. Sergio’s team was reluctant to leave him, but the insistence of Madrid, a club that has his rights and wants to see him play to prove his level, and the footballer himself, who could be out of Ukraine’s list for the European Championship this summer due to inactivity, seem decisive factors to speed up the operation.Like Luismi, Lunin would arrive in Oviedo as a loan, to defend the blue goal until June 30. Alfonso Herrero, substitute goal, can be the great harmed by having to find a place far from the capital as a whole. Oviedo made official the exit of Diegui Johannesson two days after the parties agreed to leave, and once the side passed the medical examination with his new club, and with that procedure the transfer market for the Blues has accelerated. The departure of footballers is a necessary procedure to release wage mass. Now, the club tries to expedite more terminations while tracking its options in the market. Luismi and Lunin, both of Valladolid, are the two operations for which the Blues bid at the moment.Johannesson will play the remainder of the season at Cartagena, which assumes an important part of the player’s record. Johannesson, with a contract in force until June 2021, is sure to return when the current campaign for blue discipline ends. In addition, in principle it will have the leading role demanded, since Cartagena is without a right back from the exit of the Uruguayan Fucile. Its inclusion in the initial eleven could be immediate in the face of problems in its position.last_img read more

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Guyana is on its own

first_imgDear Editor,Though this may be an obvious point to the analyst community, it is important that the wider Guyanese community understand that multinational companies such as Exxon, registers their investment vehicles in a low-corporation tax jurisdiction, and not in the country where their headquarters are situated for a specific reason; to cap their financial exposure per project.The investment in Guyana is owned by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (Esso) which was incorporated in the Bahamas. Similarly, the Chinese partner in this Guyana investment, CNOOC which is headquartered in Beijing, China is also not exposed because the vehicle fronting for them is called CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited, which was incorporated in Barbados. Same thing for Hess Corporation which is headquartered in New York City, but their Guyana vehicle is incorporated in the Cayman Islands.So if this oil spill happens (the divine forbid), then the people of Guyana will be allowed to sue for restitution. But from whom? They cannot sue these headquarters because legally they are ring fenced from the entire transaction. If Guyana sues in the US Courts, there is already a precedence set where the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeal, in New York, in 2016, blocked the enforcement of an US$8.6 billion judgement against Chevron, over oil pollution in Ecuador. The bottom line remains that these multi-nationals have a template for avoiding legal accountability anywhere in the world.The only parties Guyana can successfully sue and enforce against are the Bahamian, Barbadian and Cayman Island companies, but they are what you call shell companies with limited finite assets on their books.The sole purpose of these shell companies is to pay the bills out of the earned income generated from the waters of Guyana. In short, if it happens, Guyana’s available oil profits will be paying for Guyana’s oil spill, and if it becomes zero at any point in time, then we are on our own.Multinational companies usually just keep a small fraction of their profits in the local investment vehicle. They use a mechanism in finance called transfer pricing to move significant portions of those profits out of the local books, and into other books that Guyana cannot, and will not be able to make a claim against. How do they do it? All sorts of high priced oil consultancies and oil services contracts will be signed between the Guyana investment vehicle and agents of the three respective headquarters for services rendered while keeping the legal entities separate and distinct (ring fenced). The disadvantage to Guyana from such a situation, is that the headquarters of these three partners can pull cash out of the Guyana investment vehicle as they see fit, but the Guyana’s investment vehicle has no power to access any of the cash from these headquarters if things go wrong.The bottom line, if one carefully reads this Petroleum Agreement between the Government of Guyana and these Investors, is that they will find enough clauses to support a position that if any mishap occurrs at the production site, Guyana is on its own. For emphasis, let me reiterate – Guyana is on its own if things go wrong in the oil operations.Therefore, how prepared is Guyana at cleaning up its ocean front if an oil spill happens, the divine forbids? Is the EPA ready? Is the Maritime Authority ready? Is there any institution in Guyana ready for this eventuality? Will they be ready by 2020? It is time for Guyana to plead its case to the Americans, British, Canadians, European Union, and any country who has the competence and skill to help so that we can properly fund, equip, train and establish a Coastal Environmental Unit in the EPA. This reality does not need a rocket scientist to fix, but time is of the essence. The new Head of the EPA, Dr Vincent Adams is a very capable man who is exposed from his time in the US Department of Energy– let us put him to work at sourcing these funds.Sasenarine Singh,Maryland, USAlast_img read more

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