Mitchells bowl tight for NZ to stifle Australia in World T20

first_imgDHARAMSALA, India (AP):Mitchell McClenaghan and Mitchell Santner shared crucial strikes and five wickets as New Zealand defeated Australia by eight runs for a second consecutive win in Group Two of the World Twenty20 yesterday.Spinners were the star turn for New Zealand when they beat India by 47 runs in their first game, but pace bowler McClenaghan, who replaced Nathan McCullum, complemented them as New Zealand emerged with a strong reputation midway into their Super 10 engagements.Left-armer McClenaghan finished with 3-17 and accounted for Shane Watson (13), Mitchell Marsh (24) and Ashton Agar (9). Left-arm spinner Santner followed up his four-for against India with 2-30, getting rid of big names David Warner and Steven Smith.”It was nice to perform like that, but it was a collective effort,” McClenaghan said after being named Man of the Match. “The spinners were fantastic and got us back in the game. It’s nice to show some teams that we can play in these conditions.”Australia were 100-4 after 15 overs, and relatively cruising, but collapsed in losing five wickets for 34 runs, four of those wickets in the last two overs.RUN OUTOpener Usman Khawaja started with a flourish in driving and pulling balls to the boundaries, but his 38 off 27 balls – with six fours – did not take Australia far, as he was run out; and Santner soon took his pair.Glenn Maxwell used the reverse-sweep to some effect for a useful 22, and Marsh tried hard with a valiant 24, but Australia lost control and were left to get 19 runs by the time Corey Anderson (2-29) came on to bowl the last over.”I thought 150 was par,” Australia captain Smith said. “Their spinners bowled extremely well and we didn’t respond well. We lost wickets in clumps and couldn’t get any partnerships together.”Earlier, left-arm pace bowler James Faulkner and off-spinner Glenn Maxwell returned identical figures of 3-0-18-2 to help restrict the Kiwis on a slow pitch.New Zealand got off to a brisk start as opener Martin Guptill struck 39 off 27 balls with two fours and four sixes. He put on 61 with captain Kane Williamson before he was caught by Maxwell at long on off Faulkner. Williamson followed him five runs later as he fell to Maxwell for 24 off 20 with four fours.Grant Elliott (27) and Colin Munro (23) chipped in with useful efforts to help put up a fighting score.”We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar,” Williamson said. “We adopted similar tactics.”last_img read more

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‘Proud’ QPR chairman hopes for repeat of shock win at Everton

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes is hoping for another shock win at Everton following the vital victory at home to Burnley.Fernandes took to Twitter after Rangers’ 2-0 win at Loftus Road, where Charlie Austin scored the all-important second goal but was then sent off.It means he will be suspended for the trip to face Everton, where the relegation-threatened visitors will be massive underdogs – just as they were before winning there soon after the Fernandes-fronted takeover of 2011.Fernandes tweeted: “Super super proud . that was character. 10 men and we kept firm. Great team spirit. Charlie was unlucky. Harsh . great great win.“Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries.”Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 6, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “HEAVENLY result! I’m just BEYOND overjoyed.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Good performance and another great win. Probably won’t make first on MOTD but who cares! #qpr.”Austin’s goal was his eighth of the season and came after Leroy Fer had put QPR ahead early in the second half.The striker tweeted: “Great win today, massive 3 points! Mixed emotions for me but so happy to get the goal. Fans were great as always. Let’s keep this run going!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Hunter Pence’s farewell to the Giants and their fans will have you dabbing at your eyes

first_imgThere’s no crying in baseball? Yeah, and Yogi Berra is a cartoon character.You’re darn tootin’ there’s crying in baseball. Exhibit A: Hunter Pence’s glorious farewell to the Giants, their fans and the greater Bay Area. Published Thursday on the The Players Tribune, it is titled “Gr8ful.”Before we begin, you need to grab a fistful of tissues, or a monogrammed handkerchief — heck, an old rally towel will do.He begins: “I definitely wish some of the great times in our lives could go on forever …last_img

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USDA Details Hemp Rules

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Farmers who choose to grow hemp under USDA rules will have to face the risk that their crop could test “hot” and lead to the destruction of their crop without a crop insurance indemnity even if they have a license to grow hemp.USDA on Tuesday announced its interim final rule for hemp will go into effect on Thursday when the rule and its various provisions are published in the Federal Register. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the department had “all hands on deck” to get the rules out for the 2020 growing season, which will be used to “test drive” hemp production nationally.“At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, and we hope the ability to grow hemp will pave the way for new products and markets,” Perdue said.Perdue added, “I encourage all producers to take the time to fully educate themselves on the processes, requirements and risks that come with any new market or product before entering this new frontier.”Hemp farmers will also become eligible for a number of USDA programs, including loans, some whole-farm crop insurance policies, disaster assistance and conservation programs. All of these various programs will be available starting in the 2020 crop year.Diversified producers will be able to buy whole-farm revenue protection if they have a five-year crop history, though veterans and beginning farmers can buy the insurance with three years of crop history. Hemp farmers will also be eligible to buy Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policies as well, said Bill Northey, USDA’s undersecretary for farm production and conservation, “which will give them essentially insurance coverage in an adverse weather event.”To tap into USDA programs, farmers will need licenses through their growing state or tribe to grow the crop and will need to file acreage reports at local Farm Service Agency offices with details on where the crop is being grown, including greenhouses. USDA also wants to know the intended use for the hemp in those reports, whether it’s for fiber, grain, seed or cannabidiol (CBD) products.The FSA acreage submissions will also provide better detail for actual production of hemp by state. Right now, USDA only has estimates from private sources. The group Vote Hemp issued a report earlier this year that more than 510,000 hemp acres were licensed this year in 34 states, but actual planted acres may have been closer to 230,000 acres.Greg Ibach, USDA’s undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, noted some of the key questions sent to USDA involve testing. USDA will require testing by labs registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Sampling will be one within 15 days before harvest by a USDA-approved sampling agent, or a federal or state law-enforcement agent. USDA will provide details for sampling, including how to collect a statistically valid sample from a field.USDA will approve state plans with slightly different sampling protocols if officials think they will create comparable testing results.Under the farm bill, the chemical Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) must be limited to 0.3% on a dry weight basis. USDA said measurement will take into account uncertainty and variations in sampling or testing procedures. Still, a test above 0.5% THC will translate into a negligent violation that will cause the crop to be destroyed.An Oklahoma reporter asked USDA officials on a press call about the risks of high-THC tests because of weather variability in areas such as in the High Plains. That would lead to the crop being destroyed. Ibach and Northey said that is a risk farmers will have to face.“Just like every other crop has its risks and rewards — sometimes we have weather conditions that cause wheat to be low protein and not as valuable in the marketplace, or sometimes we have droughts that cause aflatoxin problems in other crops — hemp is not without its production risks and difficulties either,” Ibach said.Ibach said farmers need to learn about hemp seed varieties to plant in their area that will be suitable. “So that is something producers need to be cognizant of as they move forward,” he said.Crop insurance also will not cover losses from hemp that has to be destroyed because of too much THC, Northey said.The farm bill allows states to choose if they want to authorize hemp production. Four states right now have no legislation allowing hemp production: Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire and South Dakota. Farmers in states that do not allow hemp simply won’t be allowed to grow it in those states.Some states submitted plans to USDA several months ago. Ibach said USDA will review plans as soon as possible to get responses back to the states, and nearly all of them have placed their state department of agriculture as the oversight agency. Ibach noted there may be a few states that allow growing hemp, but decline to set up a program.“In that case, the statute provides that USDA provide a way for those hemp producers to obtain their license through USDA,” Ibach said.While USDA now has its rules out, other agencies are moving slower at the moment. The big challenge lies with the Food and Drug Administration and how it treats the broad range of CBD oil products now on the market without FDA approval. The Grocery Manufacturers Association just Monday issued a report citing that consumers are confused about CBD products and whether they are safe. The trade association cited that one-in-three Americans have used a CBD product and the overwhelming majority, 76%, believe CBD products are already subject to federal regulations. GMA called on FDA to bring some clarity to the growth in cannabidiol products.“It is the role of federal agencies to ensure a safe and transparent consumer marketplace — but the CBD market is currently the Wild West,” said GMA President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “Without a uniform federal regulatory framework in place, consumers lack the basic information they need to make informed decisions about CBD.”CBD is the big market for hemp in the U.S. right now with sales at just under $2 billion last year and a forecast that sales could top $20 billion in less than a decade, according to the Colorado firm BDS Analytics. It is the CBD market that is generating revenue for at least some farmers of $50,000 an acre or more to produce CBD oil in their plants.EPA also closed a public comment period in September on 10 different pesticides that could be used on hemp and the agency is working through a pathway for pesticide registration.More details on USDA’s hemp program, including the interim final rule, can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/….Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/ SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack

first_imgFollow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Ryan Matthew Pierson Tags:#data security#ddos#Dyn#hackers#IIoT#Internet of Things#IoT Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two hackers have stepped forward and, in an online chat with Vice’s Motherboard, explained that a larger botnet is being assembled that will take down targeted systems, for a price.The idea that an everyday object like your toaster and electric toothbrush could become part of a massive virtual army of zombified systems that take down even the most popular websites may sound like science fiction, but it is anything but.A new type of security threatA piece of malicious software (referred to as malware) called Mirai has become a household name in the information technology community for being a clever bit of code that targets, searches for, and compromises IoT devices. These devices, which can include everyday household objects like smart refrigerators, security systems, and even many wearables, are built in a way that puts convenience before security.There are millions of computers on home and business networks around the world that are using default administrative passwords, receive minimal oversight from the network administrator, and use little or no encryption. To make matters worse, these gadgets don’t regularly receive patches and security updates because they aren’t as obvious to the user as they are on your smartphone or PC.It was this widespread gap in security that enabled Mirai to hijack countless of these devices and, undetectable to the user, launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against one of the Internet’s most popular DNS services. The result was a widespread outage of dozens of high-traffic websites and services, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, and more.A modified Mirai and a new zombie armyJust over a month after the attack, two hackers claim to have not only modified the Mirai malware to make it more powerful but to have found a way to add a new generation of IoT devices to its growing botnet. This Mirai variant is said to be capable of hijacking more devices, especially routers.“The original Mirai was easy to take, like candy from this kids,” the hacker, who calls himself BestBuy, told Motherboard in an online chat. While the average Internet user browses in ignorant bliss, a virtual turf war is being waged between hacker factions to see who can gain and maintain control over the swarms of infected IoT devices.Even now, your dishwasher could be a pawn in a chess game between two hackers on opposite sides of the planet.One of the victims of this new wave of malware is German Internet service provider Deutsche Telekom, which had over a million of its users affected when hackers attempted to add its routers to their ever-growing botnets.“I would like to say sorry to [Deutsche Telekom] customers – it was not our intention,” BestBuy said.last_img read more

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At Augusta Hitting Short Drives and Losing Is a Tradition Unlike Any

We can always be certain of a few things about the Masters Tournament, which starts Thursday at the Augusta National Golf Club: The azaleas will be in bloom. The course will be pristine. The post-tournament sit-down in Butler Cabin will be awkward. But who will win? Let’s see which factors, if any, correlate with success under the Georgia pines.Full disclosure: Attempting to forecast the outcome of any single golf tournament is, in many ways, a fool’s errand. The PGA Tour’s leading winner in each season since 19801In this article, 1980 will be the cutoff for most of the stats used, because that’s as far back as PGATour.com’s data extends in any category. has averaged 4.6 victories in 21 events, a rate of just under 22 percent. Even Tiger Woods, who may be the greatest golfer of all time, has won only 26 percent of the tournaments he’s entered. The field regularly beats the best golfers in the world, and this is especially true in the tiny sample of a four-round tournament.Complicating matters, the Masters (one of the more prestigious of the four majors) has seen plenty of fluke winners in recent years, at least based on their perceived status the year before they won the tournament. Going back to 2003, the earliest year for which the PGA Tour website has end-of-year Official World Golf Ranking data, only U.S. Open winners have a lower end-of-year OWGR point average2The Official World Golf Ranking is composed of a rolling per-event average that awards points based on tournament finishes, with bonuses for the prestige and difficulty of the event. than Masters champions in the season before their major victory.3The Masters looks better when we see how its winners hold up the year after victory, when its victors are a close second to those of the PGA Championship. But despite the inherent uncertainty of golf and especially the Masters, some numbers emerge as predictors of success at Augusta. Specifically, long hitters appear to have an advantage — and pure ball-strikers less so — than would be expected from their performance across all tournaments.To isolate those predictive factors, I borrowed a technique I first used for last year’s NCAA Giant Killers project at ESPN.com. The idea is to start with a base rating for each player that loosely represents his talent level relative to others’ in the field. Then I look for discrepancies between what that measurement predicted and what happened, and try to determine whether those gaps are related to a particular attribute of a player’s game.For my look at the Masters, I’m using the PGA Tour’s adjusted scoring average metric, which compares players’ per-round scores with the field averages in the tournaments they played. Other metrics almost certainly do a better job of explaining player talent, including the OWGR4The OGWR is not without issues. Golf-research superhero Mark Broadie found that the rankings were biased when compared with systems such as Jeff Sagarin’s, because they don’t give events on international tours the proper weight relative to those of the PGA Tour. and Jeff Sagarin’s Golfweek ratings, but adjusted scoring average has the advantage of being available back to 1980 at the PGA Tour’s website.5The adjusted scoring average correlates reasonably well with the OWGR’s points-per-event average over the years where both numbers are available. The correlation coefficient between adjusted scoring and OWGR points per event was 0.72.A player’s adjusted scoring average from the previous year6Statistics from the previous season were used to restrict ourselves to data that would have been available at the time of a pre-Masters prediction. provides a baseline from which a generic Masters prediction can be created. Moving to the next level and searching for meaningful player traits, though, means looking at the PGA Tour’s traditional skill statistics — average driving distance, driving accuracy percentage, greens in regulation percentage, putts per round7The PGA Tour also introduced putts per green in regulation, supposedly a more advanced measure of putting skill, in 1986. But tried-and-true putts per round correlates better with space-age putting metrics, such as “strokes gained,” than putts per green in regulation does. and sand save percentage — all of which have also been recorded since 1980.Comparing these metrics with areas where our generic predictions went wrong can tell us which types of players could expect an extra boost at Augusta, beyond what we know purely from their adjusted scoring averages.Let’s start with the metrics that don’t significantly change our expectations after accounting for scoring average. A player’s driving accuracy, for instance, isn’t much of a weapon in the Masters. In fact, the average green jacket winner since 1980 has hit fairways at a rate 1.6 percentage points below the tour average in the preceding season. Straight drives are never a bad thing, but this finding indicates that they are no more important at Augusta than on the typical PGA Tour setup.Getting up and down out of bunkers apparently doesn’t make much difference at the Masters, either. Sand saves are far from the only shots a player must worry about around the green, but they also correlate moderately well with another short-game statistic known as “scrambling,” which measures the rate at which a player misses the green but still saves par. The trouble with these barometers is that they vary wildly from year to year, largely because of sample size issues (there are only so many greenside bunkers you can hit out of each season). This may play into the seeming lack of importance — we can’t predict who will be good at the short-game stats in any given season.And for all of the breathless reverence given to Augusta’s trademark slippery greens, putting skill isn’t a significant predictor of those who will stray from expectations, either.I suspect this is because putts per round is one of the least consistent performance indicators from season to season, ranking only above sand save percentage. If we look at correlations to Masters performance using stats from the season in question, putting looks like one of the strongest indicators, but it loses all predictive power when we use the previous season’s stats. In other words, if we knew who was going to be good at putting this season, it would be a valuable piece of forecasting information. But because we don’t, it isn’t.8Our apologies to Mike Weir, the highest-ranking putter from 2013 in the 2014 Masters field.So what does matter when predicting whose Augusta performance will exceed expectations? The only two skill statistics I found to be significant were average driving distance and the percentage of greens hit in regulation. Neither effect was huge, but you can see them come into play in recent Masters outcomes.First, driving distance. For every 17 additional yards per drive a player hit above the PGA Tour average in the previous season, he could expect to exceed his basic 72-hole Masters results by one stroke. A whole stroke is a pretty big deal; it can often mean the difference between winning and losing the tournament. And though few players vary so much from average that they lose or gain that full shot, the game’s longest hitters come close, which is one reason why this factor has been part of some big statistical surprises over the past few seasons.To wit: When Phil Mickelson won in 2010, he was coming off a down year, ranking outside the top 25 in adjusted scoring average for only the second time in his previous 11 seasons. But he still maintained a driving average 12.1 yards greater than average. Likewise, Bubba Watson’s 2012 victory was presaged more by his staggering 23.7 yards of driving distance above average than by 65th-ranked scoring average in 2010. And Angel Cabrera, the tour’s 22nd-longest hitter in 2012, nearly won the 2013 Masters (falling to Adam Scott in a playoff) despite ranking 161st in scoring average a year earlier.By contrast, 17 of the 25 most disappointing Masters performances since 1980 (compared with the expectation generated by adjusted scoring average) belonged to below-average power hitters off the tee. Golf fans will recall that the golf club’s “Tiger-proofing” renovations in the early-to-mid-2000s9The course played 7,435 yards in 2013, almost 10 percent longer than its 6,925-yard incarnation when Woods won his first green jacket in 1997. raised concern that short hitters would be squeezed out of contention. But the data shows that short hitters have paid a price at Augusta going back to the days of Calvin Peete and Jeff Sluman in the 1980s and ’90s.The percentage of greens hit in regulation is a different story. It turns out that, after controlling for the amount of power in a player’s game, hitting a lot of greens the year before the Masters suggests a downturn in expected performance at Augusta.10Albeit with a weaker effect than that associated with driving distance. For every 11.9 points of greens in regulation (GIR) percentage above average that a player shot in the preceding season, his 72-hole Masters score tended to increase by one stroke relative to what we’d expect from his adjusted scoring average.This could be attributable to the peculiarities of Augusta, which, while just the 22nd-longest course on tour, plays longer than its yardage because of the numerous elevated greens. Lightning-quick and frequently armed with so-called false fronts, Augusta’s putting surfaces are ideally attacked using short irons with more degrees of loft, an option not always afforded to short drivers.Whatever the reason, at the Masters, disappointment from short-hitting iron specialists is the real tradition unlike any other.Peete is the archetype here, having finished no higher than a tie for 11th — and falling outside the top 20 five times — over the eight Augusta cuts he made back to 1980. And yet he led the PGA Tour in adjusted scoring in 1984 on the heels of back-to-back second-place finishes in 1982 and ’83 (he’d also finish sixth in 1985 and seventh in ’86). His driving accuracy and GIR percentages were unparalleled, but he routinely finished 150th or worse in driving distance, lagging 10 to 12 yards per drive behind his peers. The statistics say that’s a bad combination for someone hoping to win the green jacket.In this year’s field, these factors favor players such as Jason Day, who ranks eighth in Vegas’ 2014 Masters futures (a 25-1 shot) but receives a 0.7-stroke boost to his base rating in my system because he hits the ball hard (11.3 yards above average per drive last season) and isn’t overly reliant on iron play. The same goes for Dustin Johnson, who crushed the ball 17.8 yards above average per drive in 2013 and had a good-but-not-great GIR percentage. And Rory McIlroy’s playing style fits that description as well.The same numbers cut against Steve Stricker, a well-below-average power hitter who relies heavily on approach accuracy. There’s a reason he’s cracked the top 10 only twice at Augusta despite five top-four scoring average seasons in the past seven years. His game might not be built for the Masters, something that can also be said of Henrik Stenson, who led the tour in GIR percentage last season but has yet to enjoy a Masters breakthrough (his best finish at Augusta was a tie for 17th in 2008).Even so, after taking into account individual playing styles that match Augusta’s tendencies, the most any player’s rating moved was one stroke in either direction (Jim Furyk was docked that much for his combination of short hitting off the tee and dependence on iron play for scoring). And Stricker and Stenson continue to rank among the top contenders, because playing generally good golf dwarfs the importance of any Augusta-specific characteristics.After the dust settled, here are the favorites according to my simple model:Again, there are no guarantees in the world of golf forecasting. But the general factors associated with over- or under-performance at Augusta are worth keeping an eye on when you watch the Masters.CORRECTION (April 9, 6:48 p.m.): This article originally misstated the year Bubba Watson won the Masters. It was 2012, not 2011. read more

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Mandzukic wants to stay at Juventus

first_imgAfter head coach Massimiliano Allegri announced that he will be remaining, Mario Mandzukic has reportedly announced that he now intends to remain at Juventus, reports Football-ItaliaThe Croatian forward is believed to have been frustrated with his role with the Bianconeri this season with Mandzukic having regularly featured out on the left flank of Juventus’ attacking line-up.In light of Allegri’s reported interest in taking charge at Arsenal for next season, Mandzukic became unsettled by the uncertainty of the boss’ future at Turin and began to question whether it was time for himself to move on.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.However, after winning a fourth successive domestic double this season, Allegri met with the Juventus board and confirmed that he intends to stay with them.Upon learning this, Mandzukic has now declared himself happy to remain at the club with the 32-year-old currently under contract until 2020.Mandzukic was signed by Allegri in June 2015 from Atletico Madrid in a €19m deal and he has since scored 34 goals in 127 appearances and has won seven trophies in his three years at the club.last_img read more

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Juventus ready to sell Miralem Pjanic

first_imgJuventus are now prepared to sell star midfielder Miralem Pjanic this summer with both Barcelona and Manchester City interested, claims Yahoo SportThe Serie A champions have decided to part with Pjanic this summer in a bid to bolster their finances following Cristiano Ronaldo’s €112m arrival from Real Madrid earlier this month.Pjanic is believed to have an asking price of around €80m and has been strongly linked with a departure from the Old Lady lately with City believed to be the frontrunners for his services after missing out on Jorginho to Premier League rivals Chelsea.While satisfied with his midfield options, City boss Pep Guardiola may still be interested in launching a bid for a player of the calibre of Pjanic.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Bosnia international is not the only one set to leave Turin due to Ronaldo’s arrival with Juventus looking to offload a number of high profile players in order to balance their books once more.Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani have both been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, while Barcelona have also been linked with a move for Pjanic.The La Liga champions are still looking to bolster their midfield options for the new season due to the departure of club legend Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.And it appears that Barcelona are ready to rival the big-spending City for the signature of Pjanic, who scored five goals and made eight assists in 31 Serie A appearances last season.last_img read more

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Giampaolo Derby clash against Genoa is crucial

first_imgSampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo believes the derby against Genoa is a must-win clash after three defeats in a row.Sampdoria were beaten by Milan, before being thrashed 4-1 by both Torino and Roma, and they play the Derby della Lanterna after the international break.“We lost two games with too many goals conceded, and that makes losing all the harder,” Giampaolo confirmed to Football Italia via Sky.“Before we were more solid, but the last two defeats to Torino and Roma put everything into question, particularly the self-esteem of my lads.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We need to have the strength to continue, to do the things we know how to do. In that sense, the derby could be ideal.“I love Samp and I think I’ve done good work with this club. There are ups-and-downs, but that’s the league.”Meanwhile, Juve cemented their stay at the top after beating fellow rivals AC Milan 2-0 at the San Siro on Sunday.last_img read more

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Borough Mayor Vetoes Additional Funding For KPBSD

first_imgThe mayor’s budget will be presented to the assembly at  their meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Additional details to follow. Total funds provided for school purposes are $57,555,977; the Borough portion is $57,555,977 and the State of Alaska is forecasted to provide $0.00 for debt reimbursement. Funding provided by the Borough, net of the State’s contribution for debt service, for school purposes is equivalent to 6.79 mills. This statute outlines the minimum and maximum amounts that can be contributed to the school district. The required minimum local contribution is estimated to be $27,492,488 and the maximum amount is $52,537,091. The amount the Borough has appropriated for FY2020 is $51,512,091, or 98% of the maximum allowed by statute. Pierce announced his intent to veto the additional funding in education ahead of Tuesday night’s meeting. That money had been approved by the assembly at its April 16 meeting. Pierce also released his proposed KPB Budget for FY2020 to the Assembly. The largest component of the budget is the contribution the Borough makes to fund the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The Borough’s local contribution is governed by AS 14.17.410, according to a social media post from the borough. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce issued a veto of Ordinance 2018-19-33, which appropriated supplemental funding of $2,423,955 for the Kenai Peninsula School District for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Sales tax revenue is expected to cover $32,272,462; the balance of funding of $25,283,515 (equivalent to 2.98 mills) comes from property taxes, federal revenue, and other sources. Total funding provided for schools (not including post-secondary education funding) represents an amount equal to 68% of the Borough’s General Fund budget.last_img read more

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