Chinese maritime authorities have detected four oil slicks at the site of the Sanchi wreck encompassing a total of 101 square miles.Data from satellite imagery shows that the smallest slick was about 5.5 km2 while the biggest one covered an area of 48 km2, China’s State Oceanic Administration said.Monitoring activities at the site continue and the agency said it was collecting water samples from the site for inspection purposes.Two new oil-spill vessels have been dispatched to the scene to ramp up the cleaning efforts.Activites on sending underwater robots to inspect the wreck are underway, Chinese Ministry of Transport said.The exact location of the wreck has been determined, according to the ministry, and the vessel lies at a depth of around 115 meters.According to Greenpeace experts from East Asia and Japan, the explosion and sinking of the Sanchi occurred in an important spawning ground for many commercial species such as the bluefin leatherjacket and the swordtip squid. The area is also on the migratory pathway of many marine mammals, such as humpback whale, right whale and gray whale.The Iranian tanker was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate oil when it sank on January 14, some 530 km from Shanghai and 310 km from Naha, Japan.The hope of finding any survivors of Sanchi’s 32 crew members has diminished, according to Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO).Three bodies have been recovered from the vessel and are yet to be identified.World Maritime News Staff
Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Fifth Session of Eight Parliament Convenes Today by: – March 17, 2011 Share Share Share Proposed legislation relating to the use of firearms in Dominica will come before the First Session of the Eighth Parliament in the House of Assembly today, Thursday March 17, 2011.An act to regulate the use and distribution of firearms and ammunition will be put forward, in a session which may or may not see the presence of the Opposition.An act to make new provisions with respect to the registration, supervision, governance, operation and management of Cooperative Societies including credit unions and a bill for an act to establish the legal principles amicable to electronic transactions will be taken to Parliament.The session will start from 10 a.m.Source: DBS NewsPhoto Credit: Attrition.org 24 Views no discussions
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,196; 2. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,167; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,160; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,152; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,135; 6. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,130; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,126; 8. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,125; 9. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,122; 10. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,121; 11. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, and Thomas Berry, Newburg, N.D., both 1,120; 13. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,115; 14. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 1,110; 15. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 1,108; 16. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,101; 17. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,084; 18. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1,077; 19. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 1,062; 20. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 1,061. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, and Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., both 594; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 589; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 587; 5. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 577; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 537; 9. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 529; 10. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 525; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 523; 12. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 520; 13. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 516; 14. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 508; 15. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 493; 16. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 486; 17. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 485; 18. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 483; 19. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 479; 20. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 475. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,120; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,118; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,100; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,046; 5. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 1,011; 6. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 934; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 760; 8. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 736; 9. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 721; 10. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 720; 11. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 708; 12. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 699; 13. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 691; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 667; 15. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 659; 16. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 627; 17. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 622; 18. Colby Miller, Beaumont, Texas, 618; 19. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 617; 20. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 615. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,184; 2. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,181; 3. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,145; 4. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,129; 5. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,100; 6. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,075; 7. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,071; 8. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,062; 9. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 1,059; 10. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,058; 11. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,005; 12. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 979; 13. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 969; 14. Roberto “R.J.” Esqueda, Madelia, Minn., 959; 15. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 904; 16. Hailey Nohner, Onamia, Minn., 859; 17. Conner Brown, Yankton, S.D., 856; 18. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 853; 19. Justin Dose, Glencoe, Minn., 824; 20. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 816. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,200; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,190; 3. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,161; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,154; 5. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 1,150; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,142; 7. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,135; 8. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,121; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,119; 10. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,111; 11. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,095; 12. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,076; 13. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,065; 14. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,054; 15. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,051; 16. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,043; 17. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 1,041; 18. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,030; 19. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,029; 20. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,027. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,194; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,180; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,170; 4. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,157; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,153; 6. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 7. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,133; 8. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,127; 9. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,121; 10. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,108; 11. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,102; 12. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 1,089; 13. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,067; 14. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,062; 15. David Norquest, York, Neb., 1,060; 16. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,042; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,038; 18. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,016; 19. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 1,012; 20. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,001. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,193; 2. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,178; 3. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,174; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, both 1,173; 6. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,157; 7. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,156; 8. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 1,151; 9. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,146; 10. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,130; 11. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., 1,128; 12. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,123; 13. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,117; 14. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 1,116; 15. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 1,110; 16. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,107; 17. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,105; 18. Jacob Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 1,103; 19. Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis., 1,102; 20. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 1,097. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 773; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 755; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 723; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 715; 6. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 710; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 692; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 680; 9. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 679; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 669; 11. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 666; 12. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 664; 13. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 658; 14. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 651; 15. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 648; 16. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 646; 17. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 641; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 630; 19. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 624; 20. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 619.
THE Guyana Jaguars crushed the Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 122 runs in the ninth round West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day game inside three days to be crowned Regional four-day champions for a third straight year..The Volcanoes were bowled out for 163 in 46.1 overs in their second innings, after 45 minutes of play yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.With the win, Jaguars moved to to an unassailable 131.4 p0ints, with their rescheduled ninth round game against Leeward Islands Hurricanes still to be played this coming weekend.The Jaguars are well clear of their closest challengers Barbados Pride who were locked in a keen tussle with Jamica Scorpions at Kensington oval in Barbados.Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie garabbed four for 45.Medium pacer Keemo Paul (3-36) and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (4-45), ensured it was another tough session for the Volcanoes remaining batsmen, as the duo shared the remaining five wickets.Resuming on 102-5, still 182 runs away to make the Jaguars bat a second time, Paul removed Kyle Mayers, caught in the slips by Assad Fudadin for 14, before he claimed the prized wicket of Devon Smith in similar fashion. The left-handed Smith added just one to his overnight 60.Motie then got into the act, with the wickets of Larry Edwards and Shermon Lewis. Both batsmen went caught-and-bowled.However, Shane Shillingford hit his way to an unbeaten 35, with five fours and two sixes.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, man-of-the-match, Paul said he is happy that he contributed to the team’s success.Paul was the main first-innings destroyer, claiming 6-28. He returned with the bat to score a resolute 46 and shared an eighth-wicket stand with Steven Jacobs, which eventually secured the hosts’ huge lead.“To be honest I never expected this. I am overjoyed … I am happy that I have contributed so much to the team,” the former West Indies Under-19 player said just after the game.The Jaguars will turn their attention for the clash against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, starting on Friday at the same venue.SCOREBOARDWINDWARD Islands Volcanoes 2nd innings (o/n 100-5)D. Smith c Chandrika b Paul 61T. Theophile b Shepherd 10J. Robinson lbw b Permaul 18A. Fletcher c & b Rutherford 5S. Ambris c Shepherd b Motie 8K. Hodge c Shepherd b Motie 0K. Mayers c Fudadin b Paul 14S. Shillingford not out 35L. Edwards c & b Motie 5D. Johnson c & b b Motie 0S. Lewis lbw b Paul 0Extras: (w-1, nb-2, lb-4) 7Total: (all out; 46.1 overs) 163Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-67, 3-80, 4-96, 5-100, 6-115, 7-131, 8-136, 9-136.Bowling: Shepherd 6-2-14-1, Jacobs 4-0-14-0, Paul 8.1-1-37-3, Permaul 11-4-23-1, Rutherford 8-0-26-1, Motie 9-4-45-4.Points: Guyana Jaguars 21.6 (12 for victory + 4 batting points + 3 bowling points + 2.6 pace bowling points),Windward Islands Volcanoes 4.8 (0 batting points + 3 bowling points + 1.8 pace bowling points)
After leaving the game with an apparent leg injury against UNLV, Paul Hubbard’s status was confirmed on Monday and the prognosis is not what the Badgers had hoped for.”We were fortunate that there was no ACL tear. He sprained his knee, and we’re looking at anywhere from a six- to eight-week recovery for him,” head coach Brett Bielema said in his Monday press conference.Hubbard, UW’s second-leading receiver a season ago, will leave a hole in the lineup that the Badgers will struggle to fill.”[I]f you just look at the depth chart, it’s going to be Kyle Jefferson and Marcus Randle El, but Xavier (Harris) spent time over at the Z position during fall camp,” Bielema said. “We kind of jockeyed it ourselves so we could get certain things out of each guy, but I think it’ll be by committee. But in addition to that, you hope that some guys will take advantage of this opportunity and don’t let go of it.”It’ll be an opportunity for someone over an extended period of time to step into that role.”Shaughnessy goes home to be with ailing brotherJunior defensive end Matt Shaughnessy will leave the team this week to go home where his younger brother is seriously ill. Shaughnessy, who left the sideline early during the UNLV game, will have the cost of his plane ticket picked up by the university. Bielema was careful to mention that the athletic department did not violate any NCAA rules in doing so.”Matt told us about [the illness] after last Saturday’s game and how much it affects him,” Bielema said. “If you knew Matt and his family, they’re very, very close. And so what we tried to do is I basically got clearance from the NCAA to find out what the situation is. His brother was heavily sedated, and every time he came out, he’d ask for Matt. So you wanted to do anything you could to make that situation right.”I talked to his dad every day last week, and his brother, towards the latter part of the week, Thursday and Friday, had really improved, so with that, we give him our thoughts and prayers with him and his family.”Too early to grade return gameDespite being two games into the season, it’s still too early to pass judgment on the Badgers’ punt return game, a weakness from last season. Much of the reason for this stems from the unorthodox punt formations favored by Washington State and UNLV.”We faced two very unusual punt formations in the first two games,” Bielema said, “so punt return has been a little difficult because they, as you saw on Saturday, [UNLV] jump around. Every look that they give you is different. They have eligible receivers on the backside of formations who are lining up at guards and tackles, so it’s a little bit difficult.”The main thing we were trying to do was possess the football and not get a fake. Every one of those looks has a fake attached to it, so it’s a little bit unique preparation. No one in our conference runs that formation”Saturday’s game against The Citadel should provide some insight into how the punt return unit looks.”This week, what we’ve seen on film on Citadel will give us a better chance to have a picture that we’re used to seeing,” Bielema said.Bielema urges fans to dress in redAfter unveiling Wisconsin’s new red-on-red home uniforms in the home opener, Bielema is encouraging Badger fans to help turn the entire stadium red for Saturday’s game against The Citadel.”One of the things that we’ll be is all red on Camp Randall’s field, and I’d love to see that, any way we could get that out to the general fans,” Bielema said.”I love the red and white, but if we could leave the white caps, the white T-shirts, the gray T-shirts behind, I’d love to walk into Camp Randall and see a sea of red for everybody in the stands.” An environment packed with fans wearing the same color could provide the team with an added mental advantage.”I think one of the things I began to see and experience in college football is if you can walk into an environment like that with everybody in one color, it’s kind of an overwhelming thing for everybody to be a part of,” Bielema said.
Facebook Twitter Google+ The last time Syracuse faced a Top 10 team while unranked, its absence from the Associated Press Top 25 seemed like a mistake.The only unranked squad to make the semifinals of the 2009 2K Sports Classic, the Orange beat No. 13 California on Nov. 19 before winning the tune-up tournament over No. 6 North Carolina the next night. SU used a 22-1 second-half run and 25 points from Wesley Johnson to best the Tar Heels, and catapulted to No. 10 in the country three days later.Now — five years and one month later — the Orange (6-3) will face No. 7 Villanova (10-0) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, and the situation is far different. SU head coach Jim Boeheim said the Orange is “not anywhere near a good basketball team” after a narrow win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday, and a date with its former Big East rival comes at a crucial point of its early season.Syracuse has turned in solid results against Top 10 teams in the five seasons since that UNC win, but will be an unfamiliarly substantial underdog come Saturday.The numbersAdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are statistics for all of Syracuse’s regular-season games against Top 10 teams since the start of the 2009-10 season.Record: 11-5*Home record: 6-2Away record: 5-3Average opponent rank: 7.1Average Syracuse rank (not including unranked game): 6.5Average margin of victory (11 games): 10.2Average margin of defeat (5 games): 10.4*Games at Madison Square Garden are counted as Syracuse home gamesIf you take away the 2009-10 season, Syracuse is 5-5 against Top 10 teams in the last four years. But after beating North Carolina in November the Orange finished 6-0 against Top 10 opponents that season, with wins over No. 10 Florida, No. 10 West Virginia, No. 7 Georgetown, No. 10 Georgetown and No. 7 Villanova.Against the WildcatsSyracuse welcomed No. 8 Villanova into the Carrier Dome last season and won 78-62 to improve to 12-0 amid its 25-0 start. In the last five years, the Wildcats have been a Top 10 team for three of the teams’ meetings, and Syracuse is 2-1 with an 83-72 loss to a No. 7 Villanova team in the 2010-11 season.But SU was also ranked in the Top 10 for all of those games, and heads into Saturday without a rankings vote, much less a spot in the Top 25. And on top of that, Villanova’s balanced offense and in-your-face defense don’t bode well for the Orange.SU committed 17 turnovers — eight by freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph — in its win over Louisiana Tech. The Wildcats have a +5 turnover margin on the season, which is tied for 15th in the country.The Orange has been carved up by opposing guards in recent games. Villanova is led in scoring by three guards in Dylan Ennis, Darrun Hilliard II and Josh Hart, who average 12.3, 11.6 and 10.1 points per game, respectively. Ennis also shoots 46 percent from 3 while Hart is at 40 percent from long range.So while Syracuse has fared relatively well against Top 10 teams in the five years since it last faced one unranked, this matchup promises to be a particularly tough one.After all, the Orange is not anywhere near a good basketball team.And frankly, Villanova is every bit of one. Comments Published on December 17, 2014 at 5:21 am Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse
The Syracuse Mets visited Scranton, Pennsylvania to play the biggest game of the season, a one-game tiebreak on Sept. 13 that would decide which Triple-A club would make the International League playoffs.With each team’s season on the line, the attendance was just 2,422 people, much less than the RailRiders’ average of 6,383. Despite the importance of the game, the low attendance may have been because of who was noticeably absent: Tim Tebow.Tebow’s cult following has risen to such a degree that students from the Syracuse University Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics club wrote a research paper entitled, “Celebrity attraction in the minors: the case of Tim Tebow,”which was published in the Journal of Economic and Finance in January 2019.After two BCS national championships, an NFL playoff victory and a foray into broadcasting, Tebow has been trying, with varying levels of success, to make a career out of professional baseball. Prior to an injury that sidelined him for the last few weeks of the 2019 baseball season — including the matchup with Scranton — fans filled the minor league bleachers at every level to watch the quarterback-turned-outfielder play.Syracuse’s Baseball Analytics Club took note. Three SU students — Charles Garrett, Cody Barbuto and Kyle Liotta, in conjunction with Dr. Rodney Paul — a professor in SU’s sports analytics program — deduced that Tebow brought in an additional $30,000 to $40,000 of revenue to each minor league game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was amazing how he had so much impact, just his presence of being there,” Liotta said. “He wasn’t a very good player.”Modeled after a previous paper that quantified the impact of Michael Jordan’s time with the White Sox Double-A affiliate, the paper sought to quantify Tebow’s monetary impact by using an ordinary least squares regression model — a statistical tool used to analyze the effect of unknown parameters — to gauge the effect of his presence.“It wasn’t that hard,” Paul said. “We had all the stories of, you know, how well [the Mets’ minor league attendance] was doing.”The students and Paul also deduced that Tebow’s on field production had little to no impact on the money he was generating.“When he played better as the season went on,” Paul said. “[Attendance] didn’t seem to be sensitive to that much at all, people were just going to see him.”Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorMore than 50 students pack into Falk room 200 on Wednesday nights to talk baseball. More importantly, they talk numbers. SU’s baseball statistics and sabermetrics club looks beyond the box scores and dives into the sport that’s been taken over by data-driven decisions.Data analysis is prevalent and growing in almost every major sport to analyze players and gain a competitive advantage. But the real moneyball is done in economic analysis, an executive for the Oakland Athletics said, an essential and growing component of most professional sports franchises.Matthew Perl, director of performance marketing and broadcasting for the Oakland Athletics, said recent industry trends across sports have seen analytics “deployed across the entire organization,” from staffing to partnerships and marketing.Liotta, the head of the baseball sabermetrics club at SU, interned in the Milwaukee Brewers business analytics department last summer, which included seven full-time staff members. Liotta worked with data on sponsorship analysis, social media ratings and feedback from fans. Perl said that the baseball and business side of organizations are almost two separate companies working in tandem.“There are a great amount of decisions being made that are driven by business decisions, not by the play on the field,” Perl said.In the minor leagues, the impact of big-name superstars that come on extremely rare cases, like Tebow or Jordan, have an especially great impact on a team’s attendance compared to stars in the majors. However, every organization, no matter what level, tries to find who and how to market its players most effectively.“In the program,” Paul said. “students are probably more numbers interested and interested in being able to do the math [than focused on sports].”With analytics being a driving factor in almost every decision a professional sports organization makes in 2019, the amount of data points teams are looking at on a daily basis “goes much deeper than the public knows,” said Justin Perline, a 2019 SU graduate who works as a quantitative analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates.The public was aware that Tebow’s on-field performance was not the only reason the Mets signed him in 2016, but the paper’s formula derived that Tebow’s signing has meant much more to the Mets bottom line than the win-loss column. Comments Published on September 18, 2019 at 12:16 am Contact Mitchell: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Accra Hearts of Oak will battle for supremacy with their arch-rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Game Week 6 of the Ghana Premier League.The match is set to happen on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Accra Sports Stadium.Ahead of the clash, here are four things to look out for ahead of the game:The historical statistics ahead of the gameThe pending game between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko will be the 105th time both sides have met in a league match.Phobia has the upper hand over the Porcupine Warriors winning 34 games. Kotoko has managed two fewer wins than its rivals, with 38 games ending in a draw.The Accra Sports Stadium has hosted this epic clash 55 times and both sides have shared equal victories, winning 16 games respectively.A win for Kotoko will solidify their claims of the Accra Sports Stadium being their second home.2019/2020 statisticsThe two clubs have had a rocky start to the 2019/2020 season with just 5 matches played so far.Hearts of Oak have won 2 games, lost 2 and drawn a game.In the process, they have conceded 7 goals and scored just 4. They sit ninth on the league log with 7 points from a possible 15.Kotoko, on the other hand, have picked up 3 wins, 2 losses and have drawn no match so far in the premier league this season.They sit two places above their rivals in the seventh position on the league log after five matches played.First-time battle Edwin Nii Odum and Maxwell Konadu will be facing each other for the very first time as head coaches of Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko respectively.In matches of this magnitude, oftentimes, statistics and form play little or no role and the best tactician often carries the day.That will be the story on Sunday as both coaches will be seeking to whip up their players and the fans to victory.The 12th manIn football, fans play a pivotal role in whipping up energy for teams to propel themselves to victory.This Sunday will be no different as both sides will be hoping their fans will sing songs to help them fight for the maximum points.However, it will be the home side, Accra Hearts of Oak who will be craving for the needed support to overcome their arch-rivals.Fans have been urged to desist from hooliganism by the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).The GFA is embarking on a #SayNoToHooliganism campaign to ensure safety during football matches and most especially this epic tie.
“They all good players, but things that will help them are hard work and concentration. The English press can write something that could discourage them, if you are not careful. But if they focus on what they want to do and also work hard they can make it,” he said in an interview with Kasapa FM in Accra. Defender Baba Rahman’s move to Chelsea increases the Ghanaian presence in the English top flight to a record six regular international players – Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa), Christian Atsu (Bournemouth), Kwesi Appiah (Crystal Palace), Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City), and Andre Ayew (Swansea City). Kingson, 37, who featured for Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Blackpool between 2007 and 2011 has urged his countrymen to work hard but warned them to be ready to handle pressure from the scrutiny of the English press. Kingson after many years of sojourn in Europe is back in Ghana playing for boyhood club Great Olympics in the Ghanaian top division.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports “The Premier League is a physical and a mental game. They (Ghanaian players) should tune their mind and be very strong by working hard, because hard work pays. Ex-Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingson has offered some words of advice to the growing Ghana contingent in the English Premier League.
Updates from Daily News columnists, reporters and photographers from Dodgers-Braves Game 3 of the NLDS. Your comments welcome.Game 3: Braves at Dodgers, 5:07 p.m., TBS, Series tied 1-1.Trouble viewings on your browser or mobile device? Click here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error