10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Congratulations to Crystal Palace

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Congratulations to Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says they won’t lose their fighting spirit after defeat at home to Crystal Palace.With the Blues trailing league leaders Liverpool by four points, Guardiola refused to be drawn into talk of panic, crediting Palace for their triumph and urging a response from the Champions on Boxing Day.”We have an incredible team – fantastic players,” he stated. “We started quite decent and created chances. We scored a fantastic goal and after they passed the halfway line they scored.”The first two times Crystal Palace crossed our halfway line, they scored. We played good. Their second goal was an incredible goal.“We reacted well to the second goal and in the second half, we started okay. We put more people in the box.”The third goal… the penalty was really tough for us. We cannot concede the penalty we conceded. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this – three shots on goal and three goals.“We scored a goal – a little bit late but even then, we had chances to score. We did absolutely everything.“They arrived two times and before the penalty, they hit the post but they didn’t have another shot on target.“Congratulations to Palace. Defensively, they were brilliant. I give a lot of credit.“That is football and sometimes it happens. The teams are good and there is a lot of quality.“Now, we must go onto the next one. There are a lot of games to play. We have to recover mentally and recover our physicality.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Man City were luckier – including Kompany

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Man City were luckier – including Kompanyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt fortune wasn’t with them for defeat at Manchester City.Klopp was also left angry that City captain Vincent Kompany escaped dismissal for a challenge on Mohamed Salah.He said, “It was a big pressure. Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say. Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity. But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn’t score.”It was not our or City’s best game because we both made it difficult for the other team. I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen. Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem.”I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.”Our expectations are high. We can play better. On the other side it was an intense game. You have to take the game how it is. You can’t always dominate it. With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be perfect for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Here’s An Updated 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket Ahead Of The Sweet 16

first_imgSweet Sixteen Bracket for the NCAA bracket.If the first two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Tournament weren’t the most exciting in the event’s history, they’re certainly in the running. We saw a 15-seed knock off the national title favorite. We saw numerous buzzer-beaters – including one from half-court. We saw a 12-point comeback in just 44 seconds. And we witnessed historic dominance from one conference – the ACC.Now, we’re onto the Sweet 16 – where the insanity seems to have settled. In fact, Gonzaga – winner of the West Coast Conference – is the only school from a non-power league left. That being said, the Bulldogs are dangerous.Here’s an updated look at the bracket. All four No. 1 seeds remain – though many have tough matchups this week. One week from now, we’ll know which teams will be participating in the Final Four.Sweet Sixteen BracketHere’s the schedule for games on Thursday and Friday. Elite Eight contests will be played Saturday and Sunday.Thursday:(2) Villanova vs. (3) Miami: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Texas A&M: 7:37 PM ET on TBS(1) Kansas vs. (5) Maryland: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) Oregon vs. (4) Duke: 10:07 PM ET on TBSFriday:(1) Virginia vs. (4) Iowa State: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(6) Notre Dame vs. (7) Wisconsin: 7:27 PM ET on TBS(10) Syracuse vs. (11) Gonzaga: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) North Carolina vs. (5) Indiana: 9:57 PM ET on TBSIt’s been a historic year. Are there more surprises in store?last_img read more


The Chiefs Are In An Unfamiliar Place — No 1 In Our

2San Francisco114201317Jacksonville141999 Well, that didn’t take long. We’re just one week into the 2017 NFL season, and there’s already a new team atop FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings. The Kansas City Chiefs rose to the top slot after beating the preseason No. 1 New England Patriots 42-27 in last Thursday’s season opener, and now Elo gives them a league-best 14 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl.OK, so maybe you shouldn’t bet the farm on that Chiefs championship just yet. (The Vegas books still list K.C. in a tie for the seventh-best Super Bowl odds of any team, alongside the Atlanta Falcons.) But Kansas City occupying first place in an NFL power ranking is a pretty rare sight nonetheless. Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, the Chiefs have only held the No. 1 slot for eight total weeks,1Including this week. the same as the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Compare that with the team the Chiefs beat — the Pats, who lead all post-merger franchises with 137 total weeks at No. 1 — and you start to get a sense for just how unusual a top-ranked K.C. squad is.The last time the Chiefs ranked first in Elo? Week 11 of the 2003 season, when Kansas City had just crushed the Cleveland Browns to move to 9-0 on the year. It was K.C.’s fourth consecutive week at No. 1, but the celebration wouldn’t last: Dick Vermeil’s Chiefs were upset by Cincinnati on the road the following week, part of a 4-3 stretch to close the regular season. And in the playoffs, they lost an epic shootout with Peyton Manning and the Colts in which neither team punted. K.C. fell to 7-9 the next season, and the offensive firepower briefly captured with Trent Green and Priest Holmes was never quite achieved again. CAR65CAR71CAR+1.4– 7Washington51199221Kansas City82017 13Seattle30201629Atlanta0— FiveThirtyEight vs. The CrowdLast week, we rolled out a new game in which we invite you, the readers, to make picks against our Elo algorithm — as well as each other. (The more confident you are in your choices, the more points you win.) After each week, we’ll tally up everyone’s scores, and you can see where you stand relative to Elo and your fellow players.As a side benefit of this exercise, we can also use the results of your picks to figure out which games and teams the crowd most disagreed with Elo about — and who was right. For instance, in Week 1, readers were all over the woefully high 57 percent win probability Elo gave the Andrew Luck-less Colts on the road against the L.A. Rams. (In Elo’s defense, it doesn’t factor in key injuries like Luck’s.) Los Angeles ended up crushing Indy 46-9, costing our algorithm a lot of points in the process.Here are all the games from the opening week of the season, in order of how much readers outsmarted Elo:3The Chiefs-Patriots matchup isn’t included here because our game launched last Friday, after the season opener was played. 10Minnesota42201625Buffalo41991 MIN59MIN54MIN-6.7– 6Indianapolis52200921N.Y. Jets82010 our PICKWIN PROB.READERS’ PICKWIN PROB.ACTUAL WINNERREADERS’ NET PTS 8Miami50198524New Orleans62010 9Oakland43200225Cincinnati41982 HOU74HOU75JAX-3.1– IND57%LAR53%LAR+8.2– 14L.A. Rams27200229Detroit0— 4Green Bay67201120Baltimore92009 CIN63CIN58BAL+4.6– 15Philadelphia22200429Houston0— Kansas City is far from being the franchise with the least time spent in first place. Among teams that have reached the top slot, five — New Orleans, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Carolina and Arizona — have spent fewer weeks in first than K.C. Four other teams — Detroit, Houston, Cleveland and (amazingly2Given that they’ve made two Super Bowls.) Atlanta — have never made it to No. 1 in the post-merger era.Maybe the Chiefs will have the staying power of the Patriots, whose 11-week reign at the top K.C. snapped this week. Or maybe they’ll be like last year’s Minnesota Vikings, who spent one solitary week at No. 1 (Week 6, if you’re keeping track) before fading away. DAL65DAL60DAL-6.7– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 1Average difference between FiveThirtyEight reader points won and Elo points won per matchup Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 11Chicago40198827Carolina22015 ATL72ATL80ATL+1.9– GB61GB56GB-6.6– 16Tennessee17200829Cleveland0— WSH58WSH52PHI+4.6– OAK51OAK54OAK+0.5– 12Denver37201628Arizona12015 PIT76PIT86PIT+1.9– DET54ARI52DET-8.3– The Week 1 winner is …Congratulations to Dante Sblendorio of Livermore, California, who absolutely humiliated Elo with this week’s high score of 225 points. Dante, a 25-year-old physicist, went for an extremely aggressive approach that paid off: He picked 12 of 14 games correctly, all at 100 percent confidence. Too bad he wasn’t in Vegas.Remember: You can start playing the prediction game this week, even if you didn’t get your picks in last week.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 5Pittsburgh59200921Tampa Bay82003 3Dallas108199619N.Y. Giants112008 Most weeks spent at No. 1 in NFL Elo ratings, 1970-2017 BUF64BUF71BUF+2.6– 1New England137201717L.A. Chargers142009 DEN74DEN66DEN-8.5– RKTEAMWEEKSLAST YR AT NO. 1RKTEAMWEEKSLAST YR AT NO. 1 read more


Battle Royale Potential replacements must prove theyre the right candidate

Saturday’s spring scrimmage might mean spring practices are coming to an end, but a number of position battles are just starting to heat up. Because of graduation and suspensions, at least 14 of 22 starters from last season won’t be on the field come the opening game of the season against Akron. The spring scrimmage is the players’ last chance to make a positive impression on the coaches before summer practice. Here’s a look at the top position battles to watch Saturday. Quarterback The most high-profile battle is undoubtedly at the quarterback position. Senior Joe Bauserman, redshirt freshman Taylor Graham, redshirt sophomore Ken Guiton, and freshman Braxton Miller are all vying to replace the suspended Terrelle Pryor for the first five games of the season, but none has made a strong enough case to be named the starter. Bauserman seems to be the first guy on the depth chart, but a senior getting the nod in a close battle is no surprise on a Jim Tressel-coached team and all candidates are getting reps with the first team offense. “They shine their own day,” redshirt junior Jake Stoneburner said. “They all seem to be getting a good grasp of the offense.” With Pryor still sidelined from surgery on his left foot, look for all quarterbacks to get equal opportunity on Saturday. Cornerback Perhaps the fiercest battle of the spring has been for the second starting cornerback position. Junior Travis Howard has arguably been the most impressive player on the Buckeye team this spring and has locked up a starting job, but the other corner spot is wide open. Coming into spring, Tressel spoke highly of sophomore Dominic Clarke. “We’ve kind of seen a transformation from (Clarke) not unlike we’ve seen from (former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins),” Tressel said. But Clarke has some competition. Dionte Allen, a transfer from Florida State, has shown a great open-field tackling ability in addition to coverage skills. Sophomore Bradley Roby wasn’t necessarily expected to be in the picture for a starting job, but has played his way into the conversation. He’s shown playmaking ability and a nose for the football, intercepting two passes in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Howard said he’s not sure how the fight will end. “They’ve all been battling and each of them have their days,” Howard said. “I’m looking forward to see who actually comes out on top because those are three great cornerbacks.” Left tackle Senior Mike Adams’ suspension for the first five games leaves a hole on the offensive line at left tackle. Sophomore Andrew Norwell and redshirt sophomore Marcus Hall have emerged as the leading candidates to fill the gap. Norwell was the favorite entering spring practice, but Hall has been impressive, especially after being separated from the team last year because of academic issues. Saturday’s scrimmage could go a long way in determining who ultimately gets the starting job, but Adams says either one would be more than adequate to replace him. “Those guys filling in at left tackle are doing a great job. They’ve really made a lot of progress since we’ve started,” Adams said. “When you’ve got two big guys like that who are athletic, as long as they know what they’re going to do, they’ll be fine for the season.” Linebacker Senior Andrew Sweat and redshirt junior Etienne Sabino are clear starters at linebacker, but sixth-year senior Tyler Moeller, juniors Storm Klein and Jonathan Newsome, and redshirt freshman Dorian Bell all have a chance to see the field in the upcoming season. Moeller hasn’t participated in spring scrimmages thus far, so look for Klein, Newsome, and Bell to fight it out Saturday. read more


After loss to No 1 Virginia silver lining apparent for Ohio State

The No. 4 Ohio State men’s tennis team is looking to keep its undefeated record at home this season in tact when it hosts Notre Dame and LSU this weekend. The Buckeyes (10-2) head into the matchups coming off a trip to the semifinals in the International Tennis Association (ITA) Team Indoor Championship in Seattle, Wash. OSU secured shutout victories against two ranked opponents during the tournament run, beating both then-No. 13 California and then-No. 5 Pepperdine, 4-0, before falling to No. 1 Virginia, 4-3, in semifinal play. In the semifinal loss to the Cavaliers, OSU doubles tandems continued their 2013 win streak when the teams of junior Blaz Rola and redshirt sophomore Kevin Metka and redshirt senior Devin McCarthy and junior Ille Van Engelen won their matches, 8-4 and 8-6, respectively. In singles, after a 6-4, 6-2 victory from Rola, OSU forfeited its 2-0 lead as redshirt sophomore Hunter Callahan, redshirt freshman Chris Diaz and McCarthy all lost their individual matches. A win by senior Connor Smith tied the match 3-3 before the Cavaliers captured the winning point in a showdown featuring the top two players in the nation, Virginia’s Alex Domijan (No. 1) and OSU’s redshirt junior Peter Kobelt (No. 2). The scoreboard favored Domijan, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. “We got the doubles point, and seemed to be off on the right foot,” said coach Ty Tucker. “Overall, the guys fought hard and played hard.” The close loss against the nation’s top team in Virginia gave the Buckeyes optimism for how the team will fare down the stretch. “We noticed that we have a pretty good team,” McCarthy said. “We have some guys who are stepping up. We obviously lost to the No. 1 team in the country, so just trying to build upon that and realizing that at the end of the year we could win a national title.” Van Engelen said the team knew they had the potential to knock off Virginia but fell short. “(The loss) is also perspective for the future, because they are the No. 1 team in the country and have amazing players, so if we can compete with them so closely now, that’s perfect,” Van Engelen said. Since both losses for the Buckeyes this season have taken place on the road, facing off against No. 25 Notre Dame and No. 24 LSU in Columbus should serve as an advantage for OSU, which has not lost at home in more than 150 matches. “The guys are comfortable here. We have two very good teams coming in, and we need to play good tennis,” said assistant coach Justin Kronauge. “After a tough loss, I think they are ready to get out there and put on a good show this weekend.” With only several matches before conference play kicks off, OSU players plan on keeping a high level of intensity on the court. “Especially since we are traveling to North Carolina right after (this weekend), it’s important to get back into the rhythm, win our matches and get back in the flow,” Van Engelen said. McCarthy credited Tucker for always telling the team to focus on “getting 10 percent better” and then seeing where the team is by the end of the season. “I think it’s kind of to this point where it’s ‘push through,’” McCarthy said. “You never know at the end of the season – we might win (a national title).” The matches against Notre Dame and LSU are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both matches are set to begin at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center. read more


Football Ryan Day finds trust in 2019 recruiting class

Ohio State head-coach-in-waiting Ryan Day answers questions from the media during a press conference at the Fawcett Center on Dec. 4. Credit: Amal SaeedThe recruitment of five-star defensive end Zach Harrison came down to the last minute for Ryan Day and Ohio State. For Day, Harrison was a good representation of what the recruiting process has been like for him transitioning into the head coaching role after Urban Meyer announced that he would retire after the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.“We had a home visit last week, was really important to sit down in the home and talk to the family about the direction of the program and having some communication on just some of the leadership changes that comes with the change of the head coach,” Day said.  This was a conversation Day had with many recruits in this two-week span following Meyer’s announcement, a needed conversation that the state of the program, despite the transition of leadership, was very strong and would be consistent. For many, the decision on whether to choose to come to Ohio State was much simpler. Day said the decision comes down to families trusting that their son would be taken care of. Harrison trusted Day. So did 14 other recruits, giving Ohio State the No. 3 2019 recruiting class in the Big Ten and No. 12 in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Day knew from the moment Meyer handed him the reins of Ohio State recruiting that it would be a difficult process in securing the 2019 class during the period of transition, which he started immediately after the Big Ten Championship. Day had connected with many of the of the 2019 recruits in August and through the first three games of the season when he was named the acting head coach during Meyer’s suspension. He said this helped him have a closeness with the families. In the two-week span, what he considered to be a whirlwind, Day said it took a level of trust for the families to commit to a program with a brand new head coach. “I think there was some faith right here because I’ve only been on the job here really for a couple of weeks,” Day said. “When you connect with people, you look them in the eye and you sit in their homes, there’s a connection to be made there, I thought that happened.” But many of the families had the same types of questions, revolving around the same topic: replacing Meyer and what Day’s vision and direction for the Ohio State football program would be. “We think we have the most comprehensive program from A to Z in the country. The infrastructure is here and that the plan is not to change that,” Day said. “There’s a reason why there’s been so much success here in the past and we want to keep that going.” Day said even though there will be a change at the head coaching position, providing a change in personality and demeanor, the infrastructure would stay in place, the “Plan to win,” as Meyer coined, would remain consistent. This is what brought Harrison to Ohio State, what kept five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson and five-star center Harry Miller committed. While the Buckeyes have an expectation for the quality of player and person they recruit, the storyline for the 2018 early signing period revolved around the expectation that the recruits have in Ohio State, despite the off-the-field storylines the program went through. And for those that remained with Ohio State through the firing of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, the suspension of Meyer, Meyer’s retirement and Day’s promotion, the new and acting head coach is very grateful. “When you look at who these kids are in the last seven months, their loyalty, it’s amazing,” Day said. “What happened in August and then the coaching change down the stretch, these kids stuck with us, that means a lot to us. And we are not going to forget that moving forward.” read more


Soldotna Wildlife Trooper Gets Hearing On Marijuana Control Board Nomination

first_imgJamie has spoken about wanting to revisit rules for on-site consumption of marijuana at some licensed retailers if he is appointed to the board.  He said he acknowledges that Alaskans voted to legalize so-called recreational use of cannabis and that respecting the wishes of the people is important but “sensible regulations” also are needed. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaska Wildlife Trooper stationed in Soldotna was among Governor Mike Dunleavy’s picks to serve in the public safety seat on the state Marijuana Control Board. Lt. Christopher Jaime was nominated to the board after Soldotna Police Chief Peter Mlynarik resigned in 2018. Jaime had a hearing before the House Labor and Commerce Committee this week. The nomination of Jamie to the board will require a confirmation by lawmakers.center_img Dunleavy made two new appointments, including Jamie, to the board tasked with regulating the industry even as he has eyed repealing the board. The other is Vivian Stiver who was appointed to the seat that has been held by industry representative Brandon Emmett. Matt Shuckerow, a Dunleavy spokesman, says it’s no secret Stiver “holds a certain skepticism for legal marijuana use,” which he says is a viewpoint other Alaskans share.last_img read more


Sterling Highway Shoulder Widening Construction Project Starts Monday

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation will begin the process of widening the shoulders of the Sterling Highway from MP 97 to 118 starting on Monday, March 25. DOT will be working to widen the highway shoulders and install four large diameter culverts. This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. Drivers should expect minor delays in the area during the duration of the project. Construction for the 2019 season will primarily occur at Slikok Tributary, Crooked Creek, and Clam Gulch. The Coal Creek culvert will be replaced as a part of improvements, and the adjacent areas revegetated and restored. Construction work includes pavement removal, unclassified excavation, embankment, grading, paving, stream diversions, stream channel construction, stream bank construction, culvert installation, signing, and striping.last_img read more


Cardinals Play at North Carolina on Saturday at Noon

first_imgCARD FILES In his last six games, Christen Cunningham has shot 61.5 percent from the field – including 61.9 percent from the three-point line (13-of-21) — while averaging 15.0 points and 3.8 assists. He scored a season-high 23 points and handed out five assists at Pittsburgh in his last game. Louisville has made 18 more free throws (302-of-395, .765) than its opponents have attempted (193-of-284). Louisville is ninth in the nation in free throw attempts per field goal attempts (395/853, 46.3 percent) and is fifth in the nation with 25.2 percent of its points coming from free throws. UofL is 15th in the nation in free throw percentage. UofL has scored over 80 points in nine of its 15 games (79.8 ppg) and the Cardinals are 26th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency by Ken Pomeroy. UofL’s 90 points vs. Miami was its second-highest total of the season. After committing a season-low seven turnovers vs. Miami, Louisville had a season-high 18 turnovers at Pittburgh, leading to 29 Pitt points. UofL has had 10 or fewer turnovers in seven games. With 14 offensive rebounds against Pittsburgh in its last game, Louisville has pulled down 10 or more rebounds off the offensive glass nine times this season, including each of the last six games. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked second in the nation by ESPN.com, fifth by Rivals.com and fifth by 247sports.com. Louisville achieved a collective 3.352 grade point average for the 2018 fall semester, with 11 of 14 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better GPA (20 of the last 21 semesters with at least a 3.0 team GPA). Uof L has produced a league-best 25 All-ACC Academic selections over its four years in the ACC.Print Friendly Version Louisville, ranked 30th in the NCAA Men’s Basketball NET ratings through games of Jan. 9, plays its second straight on the road as the Cardinals visit the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday. North Carolina Notes North Carolina (12-3, 2-0 ACC), ranked 12th in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls, has won six of its last seven games, including a 90-82 victory at NC State in its last game on Jan. 8. All five Tar Heels starters scored in double-figures and three had double-doubles, led by Luke Maye’s 21 points and 11 rebounds. Louisville Notes Story Links The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with five players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.  Christen Cunningham is second on the team in scoring with 10.6 points and leads the team with 48 assists on the year. Dwayne Sutton ranks third on the team in scoring with 9.5 points along with 6.3 rebounds per game. Steven Enoch averages 9.0 points per game while Ryan McMahon is averaging 8.3 points per game.    Live Stats GAME 16Date: Jan. 12, 2019Time: 12:00 p.m.Site: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. (21,750)Television: ESPN – Dan Shulman, play-byplay; Jay Bilas, analyst; Maria Taylor, reporter.Radio: WHAS (840 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Jody Demling, analyst (XM channel 380, Internet 971)Series History: Louisville trails 5-13 (4-1 in Louisville, 0-3 in Chapel Hill, 1-9 neutral)Last Meeting: North Carolina 93, UofL 76 (Feb. 17, 2018 in KFC Yum! Center)Officials: Mike Eades, Bill Covington, Jr., Tony HendersonNext UofL Game: Jan. 16 vs. Boston College, KFC Yum! Center, 7 p.m. ET (ACC Regional Sports Networks/Fox Sports South in Louisville) Louisville (10-5, 1-1 ACC) dropped its first ACC road game as the Cardinals fell 89-86 in overtime at Pittsburgh on Jan. 9. The Cardinals committed a season-high 18 turnovers and allowed the Panthers to shoot 52.2 percent from the field, second-highest for a UofL opponent this season. Christen Cunningham scored a season-high 23 points and handed out five assists to lead the Cardinals, making 9-of-11 field goals. Louisville trails 5-13 in its series against North Carolina, but has won two of the last five. The Tar Heels won 93-76 in Louisville last season (2-17-18) as Deng Adel led the Cardinals with 20 points and six assists off the bench. Four of the meetings have come in the NCAA Tournament, including twice in regional finals. North Carolina is third in the nation in rebounding margin (+11.5), is third in assists per game (19.7) and fifth in scoring offense (89.9). Six Tar Heel players are averaging over eight points a game, led by Cameron Johnson (16.2 ppg). UNC is No. 5 in the Sagarin Ratings, No. 6 in ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI), No. 8 in the NET rankings and No. 6 by Ken Pomeroy through Jan. 9.last_img read more


Know who is most likely to help you at office

first_imgShedding new light on how status affects workplace relationships, a new study has found that workers are most likely to help colleagues who are moderately distant from themselves in status — both above and below them.“The sweet spot for helping seems to be those who are moderately distant from you in status,” said study co-author Robert Lount, associate professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University in the US.The study did not examine why colleagues who were moderately distant in status were most likely to help each other. But it may be related to how workers perceive their own status within the company, lead researcher Sarah Doyle from The Ohio State University noted.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Someone near you in status poses more of a threat” Doyle said. Those who are far above or below you in status could require a lot more time and effort to help, which could hurt your own job performance.Those colleagues who are moderately distant do not pose much of a threat and offer the best opportunity for workers to demonstrate their willingness to cooperate with their teammates. The findings appeared online in the journal Academy of Management Discoveries. The researchers conducted two separate studies — one in a real workplace  and both reached similar conclusions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn the first study, 267 undergraduate students read a work scenario in which they imagined they were part of a 15-person work group in a large sales organisation.Participants were told that one of their group members was close to securing a large account, but was running short on time. The participants were asked if they would be willing to provide help, knowing that helping was optional. Results showed that participants were most likely to say they would help a team member who was moderately different from them in status.The real-world study was conducted in a large customer call centre. For the study, 170 employees completed an online survey asking a variety of questions.  Included was a question asking each employee to list co-workers who regularly came to them for help and co-workers whom they regularly went to seek help.In this real-world office, the finding of the first study was confirmed. Workers were most helpful to teammates who were just the right distance away as far as status goes —not too close and not too far. The findings might be useful when assigning people to train new employees.last_img read more


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it will invite Vice President Yemi Osinbajo000 of her constituents who work at NIH or universities could be affected sales during last year’s Thanksgiving frenzy were greater at $509 billion but that sum was taken over the four-day long weekend in comparison to the single day of the Chinese event Black Friday spending was also down 11% from the year before The nearest US equivalent to Singles Day is Cyber Monday with sales of $135 billion according to the BBC which cited data from analytics firm ComScore Alibaba held a gala at the Beijing National Aquatics Center to commemorate the event Foreign guests included actors Daniel Craig and via video Kevin Spacey in character as Frank Underwood from House of Cards House of Cards sizable Chinese audience includes Wang Qishan the head of the country’s main antigraft agency which under the direction of President Xi Jinping has sought to purge corruption from the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party “If this Singles Day is the excuse you’ve been waiting for to spoil yourself with a little online shopping then I must say I’m more than a little jealous” Spacey/Underwood tells his audience from behind his desk “Here in the White House there are so many firewalls blocking me from shopping online that not even the President will be able to take advantage of those amazing deals you’ll see online this holiday” Contact us at editors@timecom who is sponsoring the beer festivalmiller@time a woman lured seven-months-pregnant 26-year-old Michelle Wilkins to her home with an offer of free baby clothes the whole country was Obasanjo’s constituency “The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the heinous attack today in Sagamihara died on Thursday in hospice care at a facility in Danverson Monday from Fatehabad in Hisar While there are no federal data on what people do with their refunds Valentine Day has been turned to a money-making celebration with those in the entertainment and sundry businesses smiling all the way to the banks Polay—HBO Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Ian Beattie as Meryn Trantfor full coverage of" Belgium will face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday “The INEC complained to us and we have decided to go to the hinterlands to mobilise for the exercise Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on the various stakeholders in the State to devote more time towards sensitizing the people on the people to take advantage of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state not got anything in inheritance England noting that Nigeria’s economic data are broadly adequate for surveillance And it is doing so on a national scale the pastor added The invisibility of the six Chinese survivors is such that" Schwankert said they thought even with just short periods of rain” the warning said At least 17 people have been killed by the severe weather in Texas so far this week The storms have also damaged buildings submerged cars and flooded major Texas cities Houston and Austin Witness the Aftermath of Severe Floods in Texas The parking lot of a Wal-Mart is submerged after the San Marcos River flooded in San Marcos Texas on May 24 2015 Rodolfo Gonzalez—AP A home was taken off its foundation after heavy overnight rain caused flash flooding on the Blanco River in Wimberley Texas on May 24 2015 Rodolfo Gonzalez—AP Dustin McClintock Brandon Bankston and Hesston Krause look at the destroyed remains of the Fischer Store Road bridge over the Blanco River near Wimberley Texas on May 24 2015 Jay Janner—TNS/Landov San Marcos Firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from the flood waters in San Marcos Texas on May 24 2015 Don Anders—Reuters Lucas Rivas looks into the flooded Whole Earth Provisions Company after days of heavy rain in Austin on May 25 2015 Drew Anthony Smith—Getty Images Gordon Welch surveys damage to the house his family has owned since 1964 along River Road next to the Blanco River in Wimberley Texas May 24 2015 Kelly West—AP Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston on May 26 2015 David J Phillip—AP Hays County Deputy Constable John Ellen patrols River Road near by the Blanco River in Wimberley Texas on May 25 2015 Jerry Lara—EPA 1 of 8 Advertisement Write to Tessa Berenson at tessaberenson@timeinccomJust how close India’s men shuttlers had been in scripting history at the Asian Team Badminton Championships was revealed at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium in Alor Setar on Saturday when Indonesia and China the two teams that India lost narrowly to in the course of the competition made the final at the expense of South Korea and Malaysia respectively China’s Shi Yuqi in action Reuters While the Chinese beat the Malaysians 3-1 the Indonesians produced a surprise result while pipping the Koreans by the odd match in five There were however no shock results in the women’s semi-finals as Japan and China the two strongest sides in the competition beat back the challenge of Indonesia and Korea by 3-0 and 3-1 margins respectively The Indian women had lost by identical 1-3 margins to Japan at the group stage and Indonesia in the play-off quarter-finals with only PV Sindhu’s victories to show for their tepid efforts The story of the evening was Korea’s 2-3 defeat to Indonesia in the men’s section How terribly heart-breaking it would have been for the Koreans could be imagined from the fact that their third singles representative Lee Dong Keun lost the deciding game of the deciding match against Firman Abdul Kholik after holding as many as six match-points that were effectively tie-points The Korean had streaked from 13-14 down in the third game to stand at the cusp of victory and glory at 20-14 There he simply froze as he could not convert any of the half-dozen match-points he had to take his team through to the final On the other hand Kholik maintained his composure wonderfully even as Lee went to pieces and conceded the final eight points in an unbroken reel The tie had begun on a surprise note when Indonesia chose to drop their top singles player Anthony Sinisuka Ginting for strategic reasons feeling that Jonatan Christie had a better chance than his World No 9 compatriot against World No 4 Son Wan Ho of Korea The move worked like a dream and Christie was irresistible while scoring a 21-18 21-14 win over Son in a 45-minute match replete with interminable rallies The Indonesians sprang another surprise by dropping the world’s No 1 pairing of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in favour of a totally untried combination But Angga Pratama combined beautifully with former world champion Mohammad Ahsan to blow away Chung Eui Seok and Seo Seung Jae 21-8 21-10 in a mere 23 minutes to secure a 2-0 lead for Indonesia At this point the Koreans staged a great rally Jeon Hyeok Jin laboured for 55 minutes in a battle of attrition like the Christie-Son duel to beat Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21-17 21-16 Then Choi Solgyu pooled his talents with Kim Dukyoung to come back from a one-game deficit and beat the redoubtable pairing of Hendra Setiawan (originally the second half of the Ahsan-Setiawan world-beating pairing) and Rian Agung Saputro 11-21 21-18 21-19 in an intense clash It appeared on hindsight that the Indonesians had erred badly with their nominees for the doubles It was left to the unheralded Kholik to creep up on a rampaging Lee at the tape and inflict on the Korean a mortal wound that sidelined his team and took Indonesia through to Sunday’s final against China The Chinese men were extremely pleased to seeLee Zii Jia and not Lee Chong Wei in the opening singles clash against Shi Yuqi for reasons that were not immediately clear The 21-year-old 2017 All England runner-up had matters his own way against the younger Lee beating the Malaysian 21-18 21-9 in 38 minutes Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong brought the hosts back into the contest with a well-scripted 21-18 21-12 win over He Jiting and Tan Qiang China’s Qiao Bin then easily knocked over Soong Joo Ven at 21-17 21-8; and the second Chinese doubles duo of Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong notched a comfortable 21-15 21-13 triumph over Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi So insipid was the Malaysian performance that it appeared as if they took their duties as hosts a little too seriously Meanwhile the 3-0 result of the Japan-Indonesia clash in the women’s section was a foregone conclusion after the former went into the semi-final with their strongest team They were however fully stretched in all the three matches with the mismatched (on paper at least) Indonesian girls putting up a sterling show against their powerful rivals World No 2 Akane Yamaguchi was hauled over the coals by Fitriani Fitriani and had to let her phenomenal fitness weigh in the balance while scoring a 17-21 21-13 21-17 win The world’s top doubles combination of Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo had to go toe-to-toe against Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu before they could pull out a 20-22 21-19 21-18 victory in a match that lasted 88 minutes and featured rallies that often went beyond the 30-stroke mark World champion Nozomi Okuhara rounded off the proceedings with a hard-earned 21-5 19-21 21-15 triumph over Gregoria Mariska Tunjung who fought back from a severe pummelling in the opening game to drag the match over the full distance In the other semi-final the Chinese women were too strong for the Koreans and only dropped the first doubles match in which Dong Wenjing and Feng Xueying went down without a whimper to the crack Korean pairing of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan at 13-21 9-21 Chen Yufei underlined her rising status in world badminton with an excellent 21-14 21-15 win over former World No 2 Sung Ji Hyun in 40 minutes Then following the reverse in the first doubles southpaw He Bingjiao administered a close 21-19 21-19 defeat to Lee Jang Mi in an entertaining 52-minute encounter Chang Ye Na and Hye Rin Kim failed to keep Korea in the tie surrendering to Cao Tong Wei and Zheng Yu by a 21-17 21-14 scoreline Japan and China will play their women’s final at noon (09:30 IST) while China and Indonesia will clash in the men’s final at 6 pm (3:30 pm IST) with the matches likely to be shown live on the new channel DSport8 percent so people can be with their family as well as putting bread on the tableS Infobae bedroom sex 22 has said he does not trust the Nigeria Police who prepares and manages the office’s budgetmTo promote its 20th season South Park has put up site-specific mobile billboards around the country both 15 years old When asked about the possible law-and-order situation when the final draft of the NRC will be published on 30 June It’s the responsibility of the EC to conduct a fair and peaceful election through efficient management com It also reveals that he was in a race against time to pull out of the summit with a face-saver Frazer Harrison—Getty Images Actress Brandi Cyrus The weekly 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