Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

first_imgIn this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)The Steelers improved to 7-5 last week after defeating the New York Giants and now they have the opportunity to knock out a fellow playoff contender when they visit the Bills in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.  The Bills are 6-6 and a win over the Steelers would keep them in the thick of the playoff race, a loss will knock them out. The Steelers need to keep pace with the Ravens, who visit the Patriots on Monday. There is no margin for error moving forward and every game is a must win at this point.Here are the Keys to A Steelers VictoryThe defense is going to need to hold LeSean McCoy down. McCoy is a very good running back and he runs with a style that can provide this defense fits. The line needs to plug the holes and keep him to short gains. If he’s allowed to break big runs, it could be a long day.Along with stopping McCoy, keeping Tyrod Taylor in the pocket is important. Taylor is a very mobile quarterback and if he’s allowed to run, he can advance the ball fairly easily against the black and gold.Ladarius Green needs to have another big day. I think Rex Ryan will ensure his defense takes A.B. out of the game so Green, who at this point is the 2nd receiving option, needs to step up.Rex Ryan likes to bring a lot of pressure and the Bills will be coming after Ben pretty hard. The O-Line needs to protect him and keep the big man on his feet at all times.Here are a Few Things to Watch:Jesse James-His role is diminishing with the emergence of Green. If Ryan takes out both Brown and Green, will James be called upon?LeVeon Bell-It might be a very cold day in Buffalo and as Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala told me on Steel Nation Radio presented by Steelers Takeaways, it’s time to run the football.  Will the Steelers agree?The offensive line-I think they will be given a real test with blitzes coming on all downs.Discipline-This is a game the Bills need. It’s a game the Steelers need. Will the black and gold stay focused or will they manage to blow it through stupid penalties and lack of concentration?Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association http://www.steelnationassociation.com– Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at mike@steelnationassociation.com.last_img read more

Holden on to local jobs

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WATCH: NBA stars, Popovich celebrate Duncan’s stellar career

first_imgIn a legendary career that spanned 19 years, Tim Duncan certainly put San Antonio basketball on the map.The ever stoic big man from the Virgin Islands was an instrumental figure to the franchise’s consistent dominance which yielded five championship titles, two regular season Most Valuable Player awards and three Finals MVPs.ADVERTISEMENT After blowing away the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday (Monday in Manila), the Texas-based organization paid homage to arguably their greatest player ever by retiring his number 21 jersey high up the rafters of the AT&T center.READ: Spurs celebrate Duncan, beat Pelicans in fundamental fashionFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSeveral notable personalities from Duncan’s illustrious career gathered at center court to share their greatest stories of the retired superstar—highlighted by an emotional and hysterical speech by non-other than his beloved mentor, Gregg Popovich.Coach Pop on his twenty years with Tim Duncan! #ThankYouTD pic.twitter.com/MTxaJ6LayQ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK — NBA (@NBA) December 19, 2016The usually calm and composed Spurs head coach choked up a few times and was visibly holding back tears as he fondly recalled the greatest moments he shared with ‘The Big Fundamental’, whom he called as his ‘soul mate’.“To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan who have passed,” Coach Pop referred to Duncan’s deceased parents. “That man right there is exactly the same person now as he was when he walked in the door.”Tony Parker, who served as Duncan’s primary playmaker for the past 15 seasons, referred to the 15-time All-star as a “superstar-plus-plus,” adding, “He’s by himself in his own league.”Tony Parker on what made Tim Duncan so special! #ThankYouTD pic.twitter.com/TqpyCnvQLp — NBA (@NBA) December 19, 2016ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young Ramos gives Hotshots lift in endgame PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter The Frenchman guard also lauded Duncan as a teammate who cared on a personal level and showed genuine interests on issues off the court. “He wanted to win. But off the court, he was the best”.“I will always look at you as the great example to follow, except for the clothing,” Parker joked to end his speech.Continuing the hilarious mood of the ceremony was Parker’s backcourt ally Manu Ginobili, who comically suggested that perhaps Duncan’s many pats on Ginobili’s head caused the latter’s male pattern baldness.“So many pats in the head, you know what happened up there,” the Argentine pointed at his bald spot much to the delight of everyone in attendance.“So many pats on the head. You know what happened there.”😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/O9xnkVA8l8— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 19, 2016Also present in the ceremony were Duncan’s retired teammates from the early 2000s, namely David Robinson and Bruce Bowen. Timmy’s college coach at Wake Forest University Dave Odom, San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, and Duncan’s children and girlfriend were there as well. Khristian Ibarrola/rga Senators to proceed with review of VFA View commentslast_img read more

ANSA McAL employee charged with $22M theft

first_img– granted M bailThirty-two-year-old Apollos Manoharlall of Alexander Village Georgetown, an employee of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies, was on Monday arraigned in City Magistrate Judy Latchman’s court on five counts of embezzlement that involved more than Gy$22 million.The first charge alleges that on March 24, 2017, at Georgetown, while employed as a clerk at ANSA McAL, he fraudulently embezzled $6,365,000, cash taken into possession by himself in the name of ANSA McAL Limited, property of ANSA McAL.Apollos ManoharlallAnother charge alleges that between March 17 and April 7, 2017, he fraudulently embezzled more than Gy$16,476,000, cash taken into possession by himself, property of the said company.Manoharlall pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to him by the magistrate.The court heard that the accused was arrested on Wednesday last and released on station bail the following day; but was re-arrested on Friday, and had since been in Police custody.Manoharlall’s legal counsel, Attorney-at-law Sase Gunraj, in an application for bail for his client, said the defendant was willing to surrender his passport, thus restricting any possibility or risk of flight. He contended that the Police have thus far taken no statements from the company (ANSA McAL), and disclosed that his client had only last Friday appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce in an unrelated matter, which was promptly dismissed.Guyana Times understands also that, to date, the accused has not been notified of any termination of service by the plaintiff company.The accused was placed on a total of $2 million bail, $400,000 for each charge, and is expected to face Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on July 17.last_img read more

Five-star Chile storm to last eight

first_imgThe win ensured Chile finished top of Group A and gives them a last eight meeting next Wednesday against one of the two best third-placed teams, most likely either Uruguay or Paraguay.Bolivia, who had been guaranteed a place in the knockout rounds for the first time in 18 years after Ecuador defeated Mexico in Friday’s early game, were never in contention against La Roja.The Chileans swept into an early lead after only three minutes with a well-worked goal from Aranguiz.Inter Milan defender Medel pumped a long ball forward, and Eduardo Vargas knocked down into the path of Aranguiz, who drilled a low shot beyond Bolivia goalkeeper Romel Quinonez.Buoyed by the early goal, Chile went for the kill and threatened to run riot over a Bolivian side who seemed to freeze.Sanchez twice saw free-kicks rattle against the woodwork as Chile pummeled Bolivia’s goal but somehow they managed to survive the onslaught.Yet on 37 minutes their resistance finally broke after a superb move started and finished by Sanchez.Picking up the ball wide on the left, Sanchez cut in and burst clear of the Bolivian cover before releasing Jorge Valdivia down the right.The Palmeiras playmaker returned the favour to pick out Sanchez as the midfielder continued his run into the penalty area, stooping low to direct an angled header into the far corner past Quinonez.Chile’s attacking momentum was interrupted after half-time, when coach Jorge Sampaoli withdrew both Vidal and Sanchez in a double substitution, but the hosts remained firmly in control.Aranguiz put the game beyond Bolivia’s reach in the 66th minute, grabbing his second after latching on to a low cross from Angelo Henriquez.Medel made it 4-0 10 minutes from time, playing a one-two with Valdivia, controlling on his chest and then lifting a chip over Quinonez for a superb individual effort.A miserable night for Bolivia was compounded when captain Raldes inadvertently chipped Quinonez for an own goal to make it 5-0 after Henriquez’s cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chile’s Mauricio Isla jumps over Bolivia’s Alejandro Chumacero during their 2015 Copa America match, in Santiago. PHOTO/AFPSANTIAGO, June 20- Hosts Chile shrugged off Arturo Vidal’s drunken-driving controversy to power into the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Friday with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia.Two goals for Charles Aranguiz, one each for Alexis Sanchez and Gary Medel and an own goal from Ronald Raldes put Chile’s campaign back on track after Vidal’s arrest following a high-speed crash threatened to derail their tournament.last_img read more

Peace River named B.C.’s “Most Endangered River”

first_img“If the dam goes ahead, it would have numerous environmental impacts, including the loss of key wintering wildlife habitat,” he argues. “Recreational values would also be severely diminished, many sacred cultural sites would be lost and the only class 1 agricultural land north of Quesnel would be flooded.”Angelo also alleges that there is widespread local opposition to the dam, and claims B.C. Hydro has shown “no existing domestic need” for the power it would generate. As for the potential need to power the several proposed LNG plants on the northwest coast, Angelo believes alternative forms of energy should be pursued.“Given the dam’s adverse impacts, the extensive local opposition and the current surplus of power recently documented by B.C. Hydro, the case for the dam has largely vanished,” he contends.- Advertisement -The ORC normally names the 10 most endangered rivers in the province, but this year chose to only name the top three, including the lower Fraser River in second place and the Elk River near Fernie in third. The abbreviated list, which also includes two “rivers to watch”, is meant to tighten focus on the issues deemed “most imminent”.The Peace River was ranked third in 2012, and has been included in the list since 2008Advertisementlast_img read more

AFC’s Imanishimwe signs for 3 clubs, risks ban

first_img“Things are thick for him because he got Sh581, 906 (Rwf 4.5mn) from Rayon to extend his contract and Sh1, 034,501 (Rwf800, 000,000) to sign a two-year contract with APR. Rayon have brought the matter to FERWAFA and the Competitions Committee will sit down and make a decision. But it is likely he will face a ban because that is unacceptable,” A source from Rwanda told Capital Sport.Imanishimwe had been expected to join AFC Leopards next week and his former coach at Rayon Sport now with Leopards Ivan Minnaert is equally disappointed with the player.Olivier Gakwaya, the Rayon Sport Secretary General had posted a photo on his official twitter feed on Thursday, showing Imanishimwe signing a contract with the caption “Deal done right now. It’s just a beginning.”“This is a very weird thing and I don’t understand him. I was expecting him next week with Diarra (Ismaila) but now with the situation I don’t think he is coming. It is difficult and disappointing,” Minnaert told Capital Sport.The Belgian tactician had banked on the arrival of the left-back to spur his side in the second leg and in both matches they have played thus far, the coach had used Cresten Mwanzo as a patch up defender on the left anticipating Imanishimwe’s arrival.Minnaert has however said Malian striker Diarra whose contract with Rayon ended last month is expected in the country next week to join his compatriot Moussa Sissoko who arrived on Wednesday and has been training with the 13-time league champions.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rwandese left back Emmanuel Imanishimwe who is expected to join AFC Leopards-PHOTO/ RWANDA FOOTKIGALI, Rwanda, July 15 – AFC Leopards new signing Emmanuel Imanishimwe has been reported to the Football Association of Rwanda (FERWAFA) by Rayon Sport after signing for three different clubs.The Rwandese left back signed a contract extension with Rayon Sport then signed a contract with AFC Leopards and further put pen to paper on a deal with Rayon’s arch rivals Armie Patriotic Rwandaise (APR).last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgLopez Canyon Restoration Project Community meeting, 7 p.m., Lopez Canyon Landfill, 11950 Lopez Canyon Road, Lake View Terrace. (310) 899-6930. Author Rip Rense will read from his novel “The Oaks,” 7-9 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 258. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com . 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY Red Cross First Aid workshop, 6-8:30 p.m., Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd. Fee: $35. Call (818) 995-1690. Glendale Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m., Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Call (888) 337-8458. Sierra Club hike, 7 p.m., Griffith Park. Meet at upper merry-go-round parking lot by 6:45 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (323) 913-4632. last_img read more

Income gap between rich, poor widens in California

first_imgThe trend has increased in recent years, with more than two out of every three new jobs between 1999 and 2005 created at either the top or bottom of the pay scale. At the same time, the state lost jobs in the second highest wage bracket. “A significant faction of California’s work force is falling behind,” said Jean Ross, executive director of the Sacramento-based nonpartisan group. “The rising tide has left some boats high and dry.” Incomes of workers in the highest bracket jumped 18.4 percent between 1979 and 2006 while those in the middle saw their wages grow by only 1.3 percent. The state’s lowest-paid workers actually lost 7.2 percent in earnings when inflation was taken into account, the report said. SACRAMENTO – The income gap between the richest and poorest Californians is growing while the growth in middle-income jobs is slowing, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Budget Project. The report, called A Generation of Widening Inequality, examined changes in California’s economy between 1979 and 2006. It found that most of the state’s job growth during that period took place at the ends of the income scale. Nearly 28 percent of the new jobs went to the lowest fifth of wage earners while another 28 percent went to those in the top wage bracket. In contrast, only 6 percent of new jobs were in the second fifth and 14 percent were in the third highest bracket. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more