Property investors look to unit blocks in beachside suburbs

first_img31 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach. 31 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach. 31 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach.A PROPERTY investor has snapped a block of three flats in Mermaid Beach for a $1.275 million.Agent Luke Henderson of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach said the property at 31 Seabeach Ave sat in the heart of the popular beachside suburb.“This particular property consists of three older style, single store flats on a 455sqm site,’’ he said.“The property has a wide 15m frontage onto Seabeach Avenue, which is regarded as one of the suburb’s best streets.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago31 Seabeach Ave, Mermaid Beach.The three flats include two, two-bedroom flats and one, one-bedroom flat. Combined the flats are producing annual revenue of $42,000 per annum.Mr Henderson said sales in the Mermaid Beach property market, along with those in the neighbouring suburbs of Miami, Broadbeach and Mermaid Waters, were running strongly with demand from buyers outstripping supply.“We haven’t seen better conditions for sellers for many years,’’ Mr Henderson said. “Sellers of quality homes with sensible prices should enjoy quick sales success in the current market.”last_img read more

Twelve years of impunity after murders in Haiti

first_img Share Jean Léopold Dominique. Photo credit: hpnhaiti.comPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Twelve years ago, a voice and advocate for justice was silenced in Haiti. On 3 April 2000, Jean Léopold Dominique, journalist and executive director of Radio Haiti Inter was shot dead in the station’s courtyard. Jean-Claude Louissaint, the station security guard, was also killed in the attack.The murders caused dismay in Haiti, especially because Jean Dominique was a well-respected figure, who for four decades had been speaking out openly in favour of democracy, accountability and social justice in Haiti. His killing was a serious blow to freedom of expression and remains until now shrouded in total impunity. In 12 years, nine investigating judges have worked on the case without shedding full light on the killings. Amnesty International has called once more on the Haitian judicial authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure that the ongoing investigation concludes with the identification of all the material and intellectual authors and that they are all brought to justice.The investigation into the killings of Jean Dominique and Jean-Claude Louissaint has been beset by violence, inactivity, threats against the examining magistrates, delays, and the loss of all the evidence and files during the January 2010 earthquake. On 25 December 2002, Michèle Montas, Jean Dominique’s widow, escaped an attempt on her life. Her bodyguard, Maxime Séïde was killed during the attack. Two important suspects died in controversial circumstances: in June 2000 one suspect died in a hospital bed under police custody after he was wounded during his arrest; in November 2001, the second suspect was lynched by a mob in the town of Petit-Goâve after he was arrested by the police.Several of the magistrates reportedly had to abandon investigations following death threats. Jean Sénat Fleury was among the first judges appointed to investigate the case until he resigned from the case in September 2000 for personal security reasons. His successor, Claudy Gassant was also threatened during his time as investigating judge from September 2000 to January 2002.The results of a first investigation carried out between April 2000 and March 2003 were inconclusive. It failed to identify the person(s) who ordered the silencing of Jean Dominique. On 21 March 2003, Judge Bernard Saint-Vil (the fourth judge to work on the case) issued a ruling in which six persons were named as material authors and accomplices, but it failed to identify the intellectual author(s). At the time of the conclusion of the investigation, the six persons had already been in prison on pre-trial detention for more than two years. Jean Dominique’s relatives appealed Judge St-Vil’s ruling in April 2003. The ruling failed notably to include a number of suspects, including an influential Haitian senator who was the subject of an indictment by investigating judge Claudy Gassant in 2001.The Appeals Court of Port-au-Prince ruled in August 2003 that a commission should complete the investigation by identifying all those involved, and in the same ruling it released three of the accused from pre-trial detention and sent three to trial, including the alleged killer. In February 2005, the only three persons indicted for the murder of Jean Dominique and Jean-Claude Louissaint escaped prison during a riot. In spite of the Appeals Court ruling, the Haitian authorities took 18 months before appointing a new investigating judge.A new investigation into the killings of Jean Dominique and Jean-Claude Louissaint was launched on 3 April 2005 and is still ongoing currently under Judge Yvickel Dabrésil.In spite of the threats, and all the setbacks and political blockages, the case is still open and Jean Dominique’s relatives are determined to continue their fight for justice. For decades, impunity has overshadowed the rule of law and left Haiti’s justice system unable to operate independently from political power and impart justice. Jean Dominique’s case is emblematic in that regard. “Bringing to justice all those responsible for his murder and that of Jean-Claude Louissaint and Maxime Séïde is not only an obligation of the state but also a necessity for building a state grounded in the rule of law,” Amnesty International said.“As Haiti’s justice system is also confronted with grave human rights abuses of the past, the Haitian government must give a clear signal that it will effectively and unreservedly tackle impunity. The government must also commit its efforts to ensure that nothing impedes the full, independent and impartial functioning of the investigating judge and that he is provided with all the necessary means to achieve his task, and that 2012 is the last anniversary of the murder of Jean Dominique without justice,” Amnesty International concluded.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! 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Europa League: Man U draw Brugge, Arsenal get Olympiakos + full fixtures

first_imgManchester United will continue their 2019/2020 UEFA Europa League campaign against Belgian side Club Brugge after Monday’s draw for the last 32 of the competition. Three-times European champions Manchester United, arguably the biggest name in the draw, qualified as group winners while Club Brugge dropped in from the UEFA Champions League. This was after the Belgian side finished behind Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid. Ajax Amsterdam’s consolation for exiting the UEFA Champions League at the group phase is a two-legged tie with Spanish side Getafe, while Inter Milan face Bulgarians Ludogorets. “We’ve not had a lot of luck in the draw,” Getafe’s sporting director Angel Martin Gonzales said. “They’re a big side, but that helps us grow too.” Two other clubs who failed to progress to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds face off, with Benfica up against Shakhtar Donetsk. AS Roma play Gent while former European champions FC Porto face Bayer Leverkusen, one of three German clubs in the draw. Sevilla, the most successful club in Europa League history with five titles, play Romanian outfit CFR Cluj. Eintracht Frankfurt face UEFA Champions League drop-outs Salzburg while VfL Wolfsburg take on Malmo. Manchester United are one of three English clubs in the last 32 with Arsenal handed a testing tie against Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus. Wolverhampton Wanderers face Espanyol in what will be their first clash with a Spanish club since losing 9-2 on aggregate to FC Barcelona in the 1959/1960 European Cup quarter-finals. “It’s a big challenge for us to play against Arsenal, last year’s UEFA Europa League finalists,” Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins said. “They may not have started well in the English Premier League this season, but they have great players, are dangerous and deserve our respect.” Scotland’s former European champions Celtic are up against Copenhagen while Rangers face Portuguese club Braga. Sporting take on Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. The draw was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.The Full Draw: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs EspanyolSporting vs Istanbul BasaksehirGetafe vs Ajax AmsterdamBayer Leverkusen vs FC PortoCopenhagen vs Celtic APOEL vs BaselCFR Cluj vs SevillaOlympiacos vs ArsenalAZ Alkmaar vs LASKClub Brugge vs Manchester United Ludogorets vs Inter MilanEintracht Frankfurt vs SalzburgShakhtar Donetsk vs BenficaVfL Wolfsburg vs MalmoRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise AS Roma vs GentRangers vs Braga*The matches are to be played on February 20 and February 27, while the first named clubs will play the first leg games at home.Tags: ArsenalClub BruggeEuropa LeagueManchester UnitedOlympiakoslast_img read more

Baines: We will recover

first_img Press Association Everton defender Leighton Baines insists the upheaval of losing manager David Moyes to Manchester United after 11 years in charge will not derail the club. He added: “It was a sad day after the last game at Goodison particularly because you’ve been working with him for so long, he’s always around, he’s such a hard worker and he doesn’t miss a beat. “We’ll always remember what he did for the club and where he’s put us, but it’s up to the rest of us, the people who remain and the people who come in, to take it forward now and build on the foundations he’s worked hard to put in.” Everton are still searching to find the right replacement for Moyes, with reports of Porto coach Vitor Pereira having already agreed a deal wide of the mark. The club are happy to take their time and there is unlikely to be any movement on that front until next week at the earliest and possibly even later, but while Moyes’ departure may have hit the squad hard, assistant Steve Round believes he has left the club in the best possible shape. They finished sixth in the Premier League, ahead of near-neighbours Liverpool for the second successive campaign – the first time that had been achieved in the top flight since 1937. Their performances against the sides above them pointed to an improvement with victories against the new and old champions respectively Manchester United and Manchester City, Tottenham and two draws against Arsenal. “I think the team’s confidence and ability to play at that level has shown through in those results,” Round told evertontv. “It’s a very good record and it does show the direction that the club is going in, that the team is going in.” center_img Moyes officially takes charge as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford on July 1 but he is currently dividing his time between the two clubs as part of a settling in period. Baines, Moyes’ most consistent player since joining from Wigan in 2007, admits it will be odd not having the Scot at the helm any more, but he is confident the Toffees will move on without a problem. “It’s a massive loss to lose the manager,” the England international, who has already been linked with a reunion with Moyes at United, told evertonfc.com. “It will be so strange the day we walk through the door and he’s not there. But football clubs live on and we’ll live on, we’ll move on.” last_img read more

NC A&T looks for home win vs NC Central

first_img February 16, 2020 SENIOR STUDS: NC A&T has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Ronald Jackson, Kameron Langley, Andre Jackson and Devin Haygood have collectively accounted for 56 percent of all Aggies scoring this season, though that figure has dropped to 46 percent over the last five games.MEAC IMPROVEMENT: The Eagles have scored 67.9 points per game and allowed 58.6 points per game in conference play thus far. Those are both nice improvements over the 59.3 points scored and 74.7 points allowed per game to non-conference foes.JUMPING FOR JIBRI: Jibri Blount has connected on 33.9 percent of the 56 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 16 over his last five games. He’s also made 73 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 66: NC Central is 0-9 when it allows at least 66 points and 12-3 when it holds opponents to less than 66.STREAK SCORING: NC A&T has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 86.3 points while giving up 69.3.DID YOU KNOW: The NC Central defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 26 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Eagles sixth among Division I teams. NC A&T has turned the ball over on 20.8 percent of its possessions (ranking the Aggies 292nd, nationally). Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNC Central (12-12, 8-2) vs. NC A&T (12-14, 8-3)Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NC A&T looks for its fifth straight win over NC Central at Corbett Sports Center. The last victory for the Eagles at NC A&T was a 58-44 win on Feb. 7, 2015.center_img NC A&T looks for home win vs NC Central ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

COLUMN: Upcoming game vs. UCLA will show USC basketball’s worthiness

first_imgUSC men’s basketball’s win over UCLA at home last month prompted nothing short of euphoria for Trojan hoops fans. It was the perfect storm: Not only had the Trojans toppled their archrivals, but it was also the fourth straight win over UCLA, a top 10 team with national championship aspirations. Coupled with football’s back-to-back blowout wins over the Bruins in 2015 and 2016, the win marked a sudden spike in interest in men’s basketball, a spike high enough to garner a rarely seen sellout crowd of 10,258 at the Galen Center. Given the state of the two programs — USC is up-and-coming and still trying to find consistent footing in the Pac-12, while UCLA is stacked with talent across the board — it is a little strange how dominant the Trojans have been over their crosstown rivals; if they beat the Bruins on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, they will have their longest win streak over UCLA since 1943. But anyone expecting it to be a breeze should be forewarned. The Bruins seem to have awoken and rediscovered that they are, indeed, good at basketball — and it might have been the Trojans’ win last month that provided the spark.Since losing 84-76 to USC on Jan. 25, the Bruins have cruised past four opponents — they blew out Washington State and Oregon State, dropped 107 points on Washington and followed it up by toppling No. 5 Oregon — climbing back to the No. 6 ranking nationally.“The USC game kind of woke us up, put us back in [our] place and we’ve been playing better basketball ever since,” UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball told the Los Angeles Times. Their win over the Ducks last Thursday did enough to quiet any doubters about whether the Bruins were ranked too high. They overcame a 19-point deficit, with their dynamic offense (which averages 91.9 points per game and leads all of college basketball) roaring to life and young phenoms from Aaron Holiday to Ball stepping up and hitting clutch shots. It was Ball who iced the game with an insane, Steph Curry-like step-back 3-pointer from well beyond the arc, the kind of shot that makes you wonder how it’s fair for a 19-year-old to do these things with a basketball.Two days later, USC had its chance at Oregon at the Galen Center, but couldn’t pull off the upset despite taking a brief lead in the second half and keeping the score close down the stretch. While the Trojans losing to a better team was no surprise, the way they lost was more noteworthy. They shot themselves in the foot, committing 17 turnovers, missed open shots and couldn’t seem to inbound the ball properly. Their respective results against Oregon are indicative of what sets USC and UCLA apart right now. The Bruins have a stockpile of NBA-caliber talent, capable of unleashing an offensive tirade at any moment, while the Trojans have a strong roster — albeit nowhere near the talent that UCLA possesses — but lack in consistency and experience.In a few ways, any hype that USC now “owns” UCLA in basketball is a bit overblown. Their 3-0 season sweep over the Bruins last season came in a down year for the school in Westwood, a campaign that saw UCLA drop five straight games late in the season and missed the NCAA Tournament entirely after two straight appearances in the Sweet Sixteen. This was a team with Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton doing everything, a team that didn’t yet have top recruits TJ Leaf or Ball or a more-developed Holiday. Now, this is a team leading the nation in scoring with six players averaging double figures, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from 3-point range. Those are monster stats, by any account.That’s not to say the Trojans should be discredited for their recent stretch of success against UCLA, especially the home win last month that is arguably the biggest in head coach Andy Enfield’s tenure to date. They executed to perfection, spreading the floor, knocking down shots and stifling the Bruins’ dynamic offense with a zone defense that prevented big men Thomas Welsh and Leaf from making an impact. They also forced 17 turnovers from UCLA, including seven from Ball alone, as the freshman star could not make his usual impact.We’ll find out on Saturday if the Bruins adjust, or if the Trojans are simply their Achilles’ heel. We’ll see if the Trojans learned from their mistakes against Oregon, if they can get through this brutal stretch of conference play — they face No. 5 Arizona next Thursday to wrap up three consecutive games against top-10 opponents — with at least one statement win.It would not be a shocker if the Trojans suffer a blowout loss on Saturday against a hungry, rolling Bruins squad that won’t be as lackluster and careless as it was at the Galen Center last month. But, just as that game was a pleasant surprise, this one could be too. In the long run, this matchup doesn’t mean a lot. Both teams will probably make the NCAA Tournament: UCLA as a high seed who some will pick to win it all in their brackets, USC as a lower seed aiming to catch fire and make a run up the bracket. Nonetheless, it is USC versus UCLA, a rivalry no matter the sport or scenario. And though UCLA looks better on paper and USC’s recent edge in the crosstown matchup may not be that relevant, we know this to be true: The Bruins don’t run L.A. hoops — at least, until they can beat the Trojans. Eric He is a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also an associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs on Fridays.last_img read more

NFL Week 16 preview: New England Patriots, Houston Texans look to clinch divisions

first_img LIVE TV Written By The Patriots have scored seven non-offensive touchdowns this season.3 key matchups to follow for #BUFvsNE: https://t.co/OHnTDTfeE1 pic.twitter.com/PyMKGdzqMS— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) December 19, 2019 The Texans need just one win to clinch the AFC South, but the Buccaneers have impressed in recent weeks. With two games left in the regular season, Jameis Winston will look to assert himself as the decision regarding his future with the Bucs draws near. Interestingly, in Week 15, Jameis Winston became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 450 or more yards in consecutive games. However, the Bucs will have to field a majorly depleted side against the Texans, owing to the mounting number of injuries in their squad.  Also Read | NFL Pro Bowl 2020 Rosters: Baltimore Ravens Tie Pro Bowl Record, Lamar Jackson Leads COMMENT First Published: 20th December, 2019 17:42 IST WATCH US LIVE In their Week 4 matchup, the Buffalo Bills restricted Patriots star Tom Brady to one of his more subdued showings in the NFL. The four-time Super Bowl MVP failed to register a single touchdown against the Bills last time around. With the Buffalo Bills boasting a stellar defence and the Patriots’ offence struggling to link up play, the Bills vs Patriots game could very well be a case of the tighter defence winning the game and, quite possibly, the AFC East. Also Read | NFL Playoffs: AFC, NFC Standings After Week 15 That Witnessed Multiple Records Being MadeNFL Week 16: Cowboys vs Eagles could decide NFC Easy #ChiefsKingdom#Bears100Which side are you on?📺: #KCvsCHI — SUNDAY 8:20pm ET on NBC📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app pic.twitter.com/o2otmUcSKD— NFL (@NFL) December 20, 2019 The Dallas Cowboys finally got back to winning ways after that win against the Rams in Week 15. That was arguably the Cowboys’ best game this season, but it remains to be seen whether they can repeat that showing against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16. The Eagles’ last two wins saw them scrape through against the Giants and the Redskins. While the Cowboys did get the better of the Eagles in their previous matchup, with the NFC East crown at stake, this game could go either way. Also Read | LA Rams Suffer HUGE 21-44 Defeat To Dallas Cowboys As Jason Garrett’s Side Dominate FieldNFL Week 16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to spoil Houston Texans’ partycenter_img This Saturday, it’s Buccaneers vs. Texans#GoBucs pic.twitter.com/kIEut8XHxh— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 19, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars Release Top Executive After Pressure From NFLPANFL Week 16: Bills could pip the Patriots to the AFC East crown The playoffs berths may have been all but secured, but NFL Week 16 could still throw up some surprises, especially in the NFC. A look at the fixtures in the AFC, however, throws up the Buffalo Bills’ matchup against the New England Patriots. After being engulfed in controversy in the last couple of weeks, it will be interesting to see the Patriots go up against the steely defence of the Buffalo Bills. Here is our preview of NFL Week 16. Last Updated: 20th December, 2019 17:42 IST NFL Week 16 Preview: New England Patriots, Houston Texans Look To Clinch Divisions NFL Week 16 could see two teams clinch the division. The New England Patriots could wrap up the AFC East, whereas the Texans look to clinch the AFC South. week 16 prep #DallasCowboysfull 📷 gallery → https://t.co/kKpVwwvsyb pic.twitter.com/EijYChofFA— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 20, 2019 Colin DCunha FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Mike Daum’s homegrown loyalty has produced huge results for him and South Dakota State

first_imgIn his final act, “The Dauminator” has continued to dominate. He currently averages 24.9 points and 11.3 rebounds a game. In January he became the first player in the last two decades to score at least 30 points with 15 boards in three straight games. In his most recent game at Denver, Daum’s 28 points moved him to 15th all-time in scoring, passing the likes of Bird and Otis Birdsong.Regardless of where Daum finishes on the all-time leaderboard, he’s on a mission to finish what he started five years ago. His home has changed from the fields to the hardwood, but his attitude remains unchanged.“Starting it here and finishing it here is a big thing,” Daum said. “I came here as a freshman and this school immediately took me in like a home. The community welcomed me. Now I just want to finish.” It’s a mentality South Dakota State’s 6-9 big man had instilled in him while growing up in Kimball, Neb. —  your typical Midwestern town with a population of fewer than 2,500 that proudly declares itself “The High Point of Nebraska.”When Daum wasn’t busy traveling the AAU circuit with the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Fever, he was dreading the 15-hour days of driving tractors and grain carts in 90-degree heat as he helped his father Mitch — a former Houston Oilers tight end — with the wheat harvest.SCONZO: Chris Clemons forging unforgettable legacy at Campbell“I just remember that was super stressful for me,” Daum told Sporting News. “I’m this young kid that doesn’t want to be out on the farm, but I have to be because I know I have to help my family. It was definitely stressful.”Today, Daum’s stresses are a little less taxing. The two-time defending Summit League Player of the Year has at this point in the season scored 622 points — behind only Campbell’s Chris Clemons and Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis — for the conference-leading Jackrabbits. His 282 rebounds this season rank fourth nationally and have helped him become South Dakota State’s all-time leading rebounder.Perhaps more impressive is the fact Daum sits on the brink of joining one of college basketball’s most exclusive clubs: scoring 3,000 career points. To date, only eight Division I players have ever reached that milestone, and Daum is on its doorstep, needing just 146 points in his final six-plus games (depending on postseason success) to join that list. Clemons is also in position to score 3,000 career points this season.But the fact the redshirt senior is poised to make history in his fifth year at SDSU may be all the more impressive, given the current culture of college basketball is ripe with mercenary graduate transfers moving to schools with better chances of postseason success. Or he simply could have decided to leave early to play in the NBA.“If you start something, you have to finish it and do it to the best of your ability,” Daum said. “Loyalty means a lot to me. These guys are brothers to me and guys that I’m going to be in touch with for the rest of my life.”—When “The Dauminator” first arrived on campus, he was hardly “dauminant.” He was a self-described chunky player, and almost exclusively a scorer. He was just a year removed from dropping 12 3-pointers in a single AAU game in Las Vegas — the game where SDSU coaches first caught wind of the budding star — but SDSU’s coach at the time, Scott Nagy, thought it best to redshirt Daum — something Daum said was “exactly what I needed.”“The Dauminator” was ready to earn his moniker as a redshirt freshman after dropping nearly 30 pounds and fine-tuning his game his redshirt season. He averaged 15.2 points in just a little more than 20 minutes a game, garnering Summit League Freshman and Sixth Man of the Year honors. The Jackrabbits won their conference tournament with his help before falling to Maryland in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.South Dakota State’s success that season didn’t come without consequence. Nagy left for the same position at Wright State. T.J. Otzelberger, an assistant at Iowa State under Greg McDermott and Fred Hoiberg, took over.“I knew Mike Daum was an elite player going into his sophomore year,” Otzelberger told SN. “Needless, I probably didn’t know just how awesome.”Under Hoiberg, Otzelberger gleaned the wisdom of a new trend in basketball: positionless players. Daum wouldn’t be pigeonholed into playing down low because of his stature or his 87-inch wingspan. He’d be a do-it-all type guy, drawing comparisons from Otzelberger to Georges Niang or a “poor man’s Larry Bird” from Kansas coach Bill Self.“He scores the ball in so many ways,” Otzelberger said. “He can shoot the 3, score at the rim, beat you off of the dribble. He finishes with both hands at the basket. He’s a complete offensive skill package. He’s such a weapon.”In Daum’s first season under the Otzelberger regime in 2016-17, he averaged 25.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, including dropping 51 points in a game against Fort Wayne. Daum was named the Summit League Player of the Year, but once again, the Jackrabbits were bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by eventual national runner-up Gonzaga.MORE: SN’s midseason All-America teamDaum did more of the same as a junior last season. He averaged 23.9 points a game, upped his rebound average to 10.3 and repeated as the conference’s best player as the Jackrabbits repeated as Summit League champions. SDSU was even a trendy pick as a 12-seed to upset Ohio State in the Tournament, but like the two years prior, the Jackrabbits failed to advance past the opening round. Daum posted an impressive 27 points and six boards against Big Ten Player of the Year Keita Bates-Diop, invalidating concerns that he only bullies lower-level opposition.As March turned to April, Daum found himself in an envious, if not precarious, position: His national profile had never been higher. He could leave early and declare for the NBA. He could transfer to a bigger school and take another shot at finally winning an NCAA Tournament game with a new team. Or he could stay at home with his friends, coaches and teammates, and do something that so few had ever done before him.He declared for the NBA draft without hiring an agent, but in a matter of eight days, something changed. Daum remembered what he learned during those exhausting summer days on the farm: You don’t leave family behind when they depend on you. Mike started something at South Dakota State. Now he had to finish it.“I like to use the term ‘servant-leader,’” Daum said. “I want to be there for my guys. I want to lead by example. I want to lead by making sure they’re taken care of and that I take care of this coaching staff and program so that it continues to succeed.”DECOURCY: Grant Williams on verge of history at Tennessee Feb. 23: Mike Daum became the 10th player in Division I history to score 3,000 career points. His 25 points (3,006 career) helped South Dakota State top South Dakota in the process to remain atop the Summit League standings.When Mike Daum starts something, he finishes it. If nothing else, he’s loyal.last_img read more

‘Madden 20’ ratings: Who are the top QBs to use in gameplay?

first_imgCover athlete and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes leads the way on the quarterback front with a 97-overall rating. Super Bowl LIII Champion Tom Brady follows close behind with a 96-overall rating.Other top quarterbacks according to EA Sports include Drew Brees (92), Aaron Rodgers (90) and Cam Newton (84).Here’s a look at the rest of the top 10.MORE MADDEN 20 NEWS: With a new Madden game comes new and updated ratings for every player in the NFL, and this year’s game is no different.Madden 20 releases next month and EA Sports dropped the player ratings at every position just days ago. Overall team ratingsBest offensive teamsBest defensive teamsMadden 20 new features, editions’Madden NFL 20′: Top QB ratingsPlayer NameRatingPatrick Mahomes97Tom Brady96Philip Rivers94Drew Brees92Andrew Luck92Russell Wilson91Aaron Rodgers90Matt Ryan89Ben Roethlisberger85Cam Newton84Fastest quarterback: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore RavensBaltimore’s second-year signal caller was known for his electric play-making ability in college, and it’s evident after just one season that it’s translated to the NFL. Jackson leads all other quarterbacks in speed with a 94 rating. He’s also tops in the league in acceletration (95) and agility (95).Most throw power: Josh Allen, Buffalo BillsWhile he’s currently rated at a 76 overall, there’s no questioning Allen’s arm talent. The second-year player out of Wyoming has a 99 rating for his throw power; three whole points higher than Mahomes (96). Might be worth a roster spot on your team for those Hail Mary situations.Most accurate deep passer: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City ChiefsHe’s got perhaps the best arm in the game, so it’s no surprise he’s the most accurate thrower on deep throws (94). Mahomes is also rated fourth best on mid-range throws (93) and seventh best on short throws (94).last_img read more

Manchester United Helping B&H Homeless Team

first_imgThe famous football club Manchester United is helping the B&H Homeless Team in little football, and cooperation will continue next year.Lindsey Claire, coordinator of the project stayed in B&H at the end of October, where we became familiar with the work of the B&H Homeless Team and its impact on the players and society. Then, in recent days we had a return visit to England, to FC Manchester United. They wish to help us, as well as all countries that have a homeless team, said Elmedin Škrebo, selector of the B&H homeless team.The B&H Homeless Team will travel to England in Spring 2014, where they will have trainings, which will be organized by Foundation Manchester United.On this occasion, they will visit all training camps that the Foundation MU, partner of the World Cup for the Homeless (HWC), implements with the help of 10 professional clubs, member of the Premiere League and Championship.The aim of the B&H Homeless Team in 2014 is participation at the World Cup in Chile.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more