Ridwan Kamil opens office in Depok to monitor COVID-19, regional elections

first_imgWest Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has opened an office in Depok to optimize efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jakarta’s surrounding areas in West Java, as ordered by the central government.“Nearly 70 percent of COVID-19 cases in West Java are contributed by Bodebek [Bogor, Depok, Bekasi], so the central government directed me to focus on handling those areas,” Ridwan said on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.Read also: West Java asks central govt for PCR kits to boost testing Ridwan, who spends most of his time in the province’s capital of Bandung, said having an office in Depok could also help him carry out a number of tasks more intensely in the “red zones”, including monitoring the regional elections at the end of the year.“Once or twice a week, depending on the situation, I would mostly be in Bodebek areas, especially in Depok,” he said, adding that his plan would last for several months.He hoped he could set an example for COVID-19 task forces in Bodebek to work harder to curb case numbers.Read also: Interview with Governor Ridwan Kamil: West Java’s technological strides against COVID-19 He said the West Java Police and the Military Command (Kodam) III/Siliwangi in Bandung had also carried out this “tactical” policy.“Where there is a red zone, where there are high numbers of violations, the police chief and the military commander will send their teams to back up,” he said.Recently, he said, the West Java Police had tasked its leading officers in Cirebon with controlling virus transmission as the city became a red zone.Moreover, the West Java deputy police chief had opened an office in Bogor to directly help the city to mitigate the outbreak, he added. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast hillside home has panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see

first_imgDon’t let the view distract you while cooking. Take a dip in the treetops.SWEEPING views of the Gold Coast that stretch as far as the eye can see characterise a hillside home at Reedy Creek.It has been cleverly designed to capture the views over the treetops to the city skyline and ocean from almost every room in the house.Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors line the open kitchen, dining and living area, framing the breathtaking panoramic vista. It’s like taking a bath in a tropical retreat.The kitchen has a butler’s pantry while a large study that could double as a family room has a built-in wraparound desk.The house also has USB power points, electric blinds, zoned and ducted airconditioning and a Back to Base security system.Mr Robertson, who lived in the property with his wife Tanya and their children, said his favourite part of the house was the outdoor area.“I love the outdoor area with the swimming pool, alfresco area and the courtyard in the middle,” he said.“I can look out at the whole Gold Coast when I’m swimming in the pool.”The family are selling the property as they are undertaking another project at Palm Beach that they will move into.It will go under the hammer on February 20. Even the central courtyard gets to enjoy the sweeping views. Owner Brian Robertson designed and built the four-bedroom, two bathroom Kirkwood Place residence in 2015 through his construction company Robertson Homes.“I wanted that Palm Springs style and I just wanted to make it really open,” he said.It has a minimalist design with a white palette and honed concrete flooring, which accentuates standout features such as the pool area and central courtyard. It’s in a pretty spectacular spot at Reedy Creek.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey open onto a covered patio and deck where an infinity edge solar-heated pool appears to linger on the horizon.If that’s not enough to impress you, the courtyard with built-in bar at the heart of the home certainly will.The green oasis is also surrounded by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, which allows a clear view straight through the centre of the house to the coastline.MORE NEWS: Mega mansion fetches millions in a month MORE NEWS: Why I live on the Gold Coast The infinity edge pool looks like its lingering on the horizon. The main living areas are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass doors to make the most of the views.last_img read more

Types of men you should avoid when dating.

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Types of men you should avoid when dating. by: – April 20, 2011 While in the dating pool, you will meet many different types of men. Some of the men will give you instant signals to steer clear while others may try masking their true self.Getting to know someone is more than just talking to them. You also need to learn about them and how they relate to their surroundings. Knowing which types of men to avoid isn’t always the easiest decision, but with some work it is possible.Mr. EgotisticalThis is never a good trait to have, let alone display out in public. Men who are egotistical are easily spotted. If the man you are talking to is more into himself than anything else, you should probably just walk away. How many times can you stand hearing “I did this” or even just “I” in general?Because these men are so into themselves, the chances they are hiding the ego is slim to none. While I haven’t personally had the “privilege” of encountering this type of man in my dating experiences, my best friend has.We were out at a bar and he came over to her. Every other word out of his mouth was “I” and he talked about how awesome he was. Luckily she had common sense and didn’t get involved. No room for a big ego here!Mr. CheapThis is another one that is just irritating! In a time not so long ago, men would buy the women their drinks and pay for dinner. When you are out on a date, a man should definitely not show his cheap side. This is more of a trait you may find later on down the road. If he seems cheap, he may also be low on funds.While money is not a huge part of a relationship, it should hold some importance. The man I am dating now is sort of on the cheap side. When I met him he was “frugal” as he would call it and almost three years later it has not changed.Mr. DisrespectfulThis is probably the biggest turn-off for women. A man that is disrespectful should be one that you want to avoid. Watch the way he interacts with people and imagine you are in that spot. Saying rude things or making inappropriate gestures is something that should not be tolerated from either sex.Consider the fact that you will more than likely be on the receiving end of the disrespect one day. Do you still want to date him? Before I met my current boyfriend, I dated a few guys. The last guy was a disrespectful jerk. I should have known better than to pursue him after I saw how he treated another girl we worked with.He felt he could talk down to her because he was higher up in the chain of command. Not too long after we started dating he made comments about “women knowing their place” and other things not suitable to share. I kicked him straight to the curb!Mr. Party All WeekendWhile it is acceptable to party when you are dating, every weekend is a little much. After you have passed the early 20s, your drinking should calm down. Partying every weekend gets old and also costs a lot of money. Drinking constantly can turn into alcoholism one day.Things like that need to be considered. Also, does he treat you differently after he has boozed up? I led this party life in my early 20s. It was fun for a while, but after about six months it got old.The guys were all the same and we never did anything except drink and play pool. I thought I deserved more than drunken nights at a friend’s house and going to White Castle in the middle of the night. Turns out I was correct.While these men are easily attainable, they should definitely be avoided. Most of us women have encountered at least one of these men, if not all of them.Choosing someone who is decent and compatible with you is far more important than someone who is readily available. When out dating, choose your men wisely!By Tiffany BaileyYahoo Shine Share 261 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

DTI bans imported firecrackers

first_imgDTI would also be confiscating theillegal merchandize, said Degala. The regional office of DTI hasinspection teams monitoring the selling of firecrackers./PN How can one ascertain that thefirecracker or pyrotechnic is locally-produced? Photo by Ian Paul Cordero/PN Persons caught retailing importedfirecrackers and pyrotechnics face charges and administrative fines of at leastP25,000. Look for the Philippine Standard (PS)mark or sticker on the packaging, said Degala. ILOILO City – Selling importedfirecrackers and pyrotechnics is not allowed, announced the Department of Tradeand Industry (DTI) Region 6. The Trade department has prohibitedthe importation of firecrackers and pyrotechnics, thus anyone peddling theseare likely selling smuggled items. Only locally-manufactured firecrackersand pyrotechnics must be sold, stressed Felisa Judith Degala, chief of DTIRegion 6’s Consumer Protection Division. last_img read more

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War Two

first_img…“The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.” LONDON (Reuters) – The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season.While the decision had looked inevitable for some time, since the virtual shutdown of world sport and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, Wimbledon had been one of the few events not to have been officially cancelled or postponed.But after emergency talks between the various stakeholders over the last few days, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that it was impossible for the grasscourt Grand Slam, scheduled for June 29-July 12, to take place. “It is with great regret that the main board … have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,” the AELTC said in a statement here“The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.” Following the cancellation of the grasscourt major, and with the pandemic worsening in Europe and the U.S, the men’s ATP Tour, women’s WTA Tour and the International Tennis Federation extended the suspension of professional tennis for another five weeks to July 13.“At this time, tournaments taking place from July 13, 2020 onwards are still planning to proceed as per the published schedule,” said a joint statement from the governing bodies.Britain’s death toll from the virus reached 2,352 on Wednesday, according to NHS figures.The French Open, originally due to be held from May 24-June 7 was postponed and controversially rescheduled by the French tennis federation for Sept. 20-Oct. 4, shortly after the end of the U.S. Open.The U.S. Open organisers said they were continuing with their plans to host the hardcourt Grand Slam in New York as scheduled from Aug 31-Sep 14.NO VACCINE = NO TENNIS Players across the tennis fraternity reacted with shock and sadness at the cancellation of Wimbledon.Roger Federer, whose record haul of 20 Grand Slam titles includes eight Wimbledon trophies, said he was “devastated”. “There is no gif for these things that I am feeling,” he added. In a statement from the organisers of the Halle Open, which was also cancelled, Federer said: “We are going through difficult times but we will emerge stronger. I already look forward to returning to Halle next year. Stay healthy.”Former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo did not think either the U.S. Open or the French Open would go ahead this year. “I think we’re going to have to draw a line under the 2020 tennis season,” Mauresmo said on Twitter this week.“International circuit = players of all nationalities plus management, spectators and people from the 4 corners of the world who bring these events to life. No vaccine = no tennis.” Unlike the French Open which is played on clay, Wimbledon’s scope for re-arranging the start date was extremely limited.While Centre Court and Court One boast a roof, playing elite level tennis outside on grass would have been extremely challenging in late summer or autumn with a lack of light and problems caused by dew forming on the surface late in the day.Shortening the format of the tournament, or playing behind closed doors, would also have proved extremely unpopular with the players. “While in some ways this has been a challenging decision, we strongly believe it is not only in the best interests of society at this time, but also provides certainty to our colleagues in international tennis given the impact on the grass court events in the UK and in Europe and the broader tennis calendar,” AELTC Chief Executive Richard Lewis said.Tickets holders will be offered the chance to purchase tickets for the same day and court for 2021 championships as well as being issued with a refund for this year’s event, organisers added. Wimbledon had been held every year since 1946 after a six-year hiatus because the country was at war.last_img read more

Enyimba, FC IfeanyiUba Amongst 416 Clubs around the World to Share…

first_imgSuper Eagles Number Two goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, left FC IfeanyiUba at the expiration of his contract with the Nnewi club to join Enyimba before heading to Russia as the only home-based player in the Nigerian squad.Although Ezenwa was in charge of all Nigeria’s qualifying matches after dependable Carl Ikeme who stood between the sticks in the first game with Zambia in Ndola was diagnosed with Leukeamia, Francis Uzoho was the preferred choice of Coach Gernot Rohr for the Number 1 jersey.Despite his role as unused goalkeeper before Nigeria crashed out in the group stage, Ezenwa fetched FC IfeanyiUba and Enyimba $118,860 (about N43million) respectively.In the breakdown of the pay out to all the 416 clubs that contributed players to the Mundial in Russia, $237,720 (about N87million) was allocated to the NFF for onward transmission to the two clubs with rights to Ezenwa.Other members of the Super Eagles earned the FIFA Club Benefit pay out for their foreign clubs while third choice goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, who was the only player from the South African league at Russia 2018 fetched Chippa United $237,720.Of the $6,320,805 that was allotted to teams from Africa, Egypt’s top club, Al Ahly earned the highest pay out of $1,744,695 (about N645million).Unsurprisingly, the top ten clubs who had the most players in the squads at the World Cup and who will in turn receive the biggest share of the benefits are all European powerhouses: Manchester City FC, Real Madrid CF, Tottenham Hotspur FC, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Club Atlético de Madrid, Juventus FC, and AS Monaco.English clubs earned the highest pay out of $37,406,940 while Spanish clubs were next to earn $22,572,080. German clubs were third earning $18,920,672. Teams in France that won Russia 2018 earned $15,303,225.However, substantial amounts will also go to clubs from Asia and the Americas as well as to other leagues in Europe.The total pay out to the 416 clubs from 63 member associations of FIFA, represents a significant increase of almost 200 per cent compared to the previous edition.FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said the redistribution of the World Cup benefit is to ensure that football community that contributed to the success of the Mundial got rewarded.“The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of football, generating passion and emotion from every player and every fan in every corner of the world. It is FIFA’s responsibility to redistribute the revenues of this unique competition among the entire football community, and clubs, obviously, deserve to share in this success as they were key contributors.“I’m very pleased to see that teams from so many different regions will benefit from this programme, which will help to develop football even further around the globe,” Infantino noted.The Club Benefits Programme is part of a broader collaboration agreement between FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA), which was first launched ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and further extended in 2015 to cover both the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeTwo of Nigeria’s NPFL clubs, Enyimba FC of Aba and FC IfeanyiUba are among the 416 football teams around the world to share the $206 million Club Benefit Programme after the successful staging of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup in Russia last summer.FIFA yesterday confirmed the payments that will see a share of the revenues from Russia 2018 allocated to the clubs whose players contributed to the success of the World Cup.last_img read more

Confidence, swagger must return to USC

first_imgThrough six innings the score was tied.USC and UCLA were in the midst of a 1-1 pitchers’ duel on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The early season rivalry game was living up to its name.But then all too quickly it unraveled for the Trojans.Sophomore pitcher Ben Mount, who had pitched brilliantly in relief of injured starter Kevin Couture, ran into trouble in the bottom of the seventh. He gave up a lead-off single to UCLA pinch hitter Marc Navarro and walked infielder Tyler Rahmatulla.Senior pitcher Shuhei Fujiya relieved Mount but threw a wild pitch and gave up a seeing-eye one-out single that found its way through a drawn-in infield. Two runs scored.Down 3-1, the Trojans failed to capitalize in the eighth inning with two runners on base, but UCLA didn’t quit in its half of the frame.Amid an array of erratic USC pitching and UCLA line drives that landed in the outfield gaps, the Trojans’ relievers combined to give up three more runs in the bottom of the inning.The game that was a back-and-forth nail-biter blossomed into a 6-1 Bruin blowout within a half hour.“We made some little mistakes that ended up costing us the whole weekend,” USC coach Chad Kreuter said.A loss to a rival is never easy to swallow, especially when it tops off a 0-3 weekend that also included defeats at the hands of baseball powerhouses Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt.But the most unfortunate thing for the USC baseball team is that losing to UCLA is nothing new.In fact, the Trojans have dropped 10 of their last 13 to their crosstown rival.A win Sunday at Dodger Stadium this early in the season could have represented a Trojan turnaround and sent a message that USC baseball is ready to compete with the top teams in the Pac-10.Kreuter, however, tried to downplay Sunday’s game, referring to it as just another game that could have added a mark in the Trojans’ win column.“We only play UCLA four times during the season,” he said. “I’m concerned with playing the game that’s in front of us every single day. We have to win as many games as we can.”Well, maybe Kreuter should be a little more concerned about UCLA. Not only are the Bruins a rival, but they represent one of five teams that stand as the class of the Pac-10 at the moment.With the competitive likes of No. 2 Arizona State, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 17 UCLA, No. 18 Stanford and No. 25 Oregon all in contention for the conference title, USC will have to face and beat a lot of top-ranked opponents if it looks to break its playoff drought.Beating UCLA would have been a nice start. It also would have caused those other teams to take notice of USC baseball.I’m not saying that Sunday’s loss will determine the team’s fate for the rest of the year, but it could have bumped the Trojans back in the right direction after dropping two games over the weekend.After its promising 3-1 start to the season, USC now finds itself under .500 at 3-4 and is probably questioning whether it can compete against top-flight teams.As it is, USC is projected to finish eighth in the Pac-10.Eighth.That’s unacceptable for any Trojan team.The talent is there. USC has a solid crop of high-potential pitchers and some strong bats that have shown surprising promise in the early going. But the game is about wins, and USC hasn’t compiled any in the past few days — and not very many in the past few seasons either.According to Kreuter, the team’s aim is to reach about 34 victories in order to have a chance to advance to regionals.But if USC wants to reach the playoffs, it needs to start playing with the confidence and swagger that flooded through this program for years — the same poise that has resulted in a Division I-best 11 NCAA titles.It also needs to start beating the top teams in the Pac-10, including those guys over in Westwood.“Soft Hands” runs on Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Jon at jhaber@usc.edu.last_img read more

Women of Troy look to get back on track at Colorado

first_imgFollowing a narrow overtime loss on Sunday, the USC women’s basketball team is looking to rebound with a visit to Boulder, Colo., where they will take on the Buffaloes.Fast start · Beginning the season ranked No. 23 in the AP poll, USC has opened Pac-12 play with five wins through seven games. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanAlthough the 65-61 loss to Oregon State snapped the Women of Troy’s five-game winning streak and left them 2-2 at home in conference play, the Women of Troy (10-7, 5-2) remain 3-0 on the road against Pac-12 opponents.On the other hand, Colorado (14-4, 3-4) has yet to win a home game against a conference opponent. It began the season with 12 straight wins, but has gone just 3-4 over the course of Pac-12 play.The game against the Buffaloes will be USC’s first of a two-game road swing, ending with a visit to Salt Lake City to face Utah (9-9, 2-5) on Saturday.“When we get out on the road, we get together as a team,” USC coach Michael Cooper said. “We get into our game plan, we know what we’re supposed to do and it’s us against the world.”The team’s three Pac-12 road wins came against Arizona State, Arizona and UCLA during USC’s season-high five-game win streak, which was ruined by Oregon State’s late push in overtime at the Galen Center.“It was a tough loss. We shouldn’t have lost that game and we know that,” USC junior forward Christina Marinacci said. “Now we just have to get it back, take each game one at a time and move forward.”The Women of Troy will get that chance to recover against a team led by versatile guard Chucky Jeffery. She leads the Buffaloes in points, rebounds and assists. She shoots 40 percent from behind the arc.Despite Jeffery’s impressive play, Cooper had a simple strategy to dispel her effectiveness.“Put Briana Gilbreath on her,” Cooper said. “She’s our team’s leader on defense.”Senior guard Gilbreath, who was a rebound shy of a triple-double in USC’s 92-73 win over Oregon last week, is No. 8 all-time in steals and No. 5 all-time in blocks. She scored eight points and pulled down nine rebounds against the Beavers.While Gilbreath has headed the team’s defensive efforts, senior guard Ashley Corral has stepped it up on the other end of the court.Along with being No. 4 all-time in assists, Corral has scored 20 or more points in three conference games so far, including her 20-point effort against Oregon State on Sunday.The last time Colorado and USC met, Corral dropped seven out of eight 3-pointers en route to a career-high 32 points, giving the Women of Troy an 87-70 win over the Buffaloes in the NIT quarterfinals last March.This is Colorado’s first season in the Pac-12 after previously competing in the Big-12 conference.Marinacci and sophomore forward Cassie Harberts have also maintained a well-rounded presence on the floor, combining for 22.4 points and 13.6 rebounds in Pac-12 conference play.After losing to Oregon State, USC stands at third in the Pac-12 behind No. 1 Stanford (17-1, 8-0) and California (15-5, 6-2). The Golden Bears, however, will be facing the Cardinal on Saturday, which could give the Women of Troy a chance to rise in the standings with a win against the Utes on the same day.Nevertheless, Cooper insists that the team cannot be distracted by the conference leaders’ clash up in Palo Alto.“We’ve got to take care of our own business,” Cooper said. “We’re going to go to Colorado, get that win [and] then we’re going to go to Utah and get that one. Then we’ll look at the standings and see where we sit.”The Women of Troy are currently sitting in third place in the conference, while Stanford, at 8-0, remains in first place, followed closely by California at 6-2. The Women of Troy will take on Colorado at 6 p.m.last_img read more

No. 6 USC flashes firepower in 42-24 win over No. 14 Stanford

first_imgIn the final drive of the second quarter, redshirt quarterback Sam Darnold finally came alive.It wasn’t that his night had been subpar — he threw a perfect first half, consistently hitting his receivers and buying time in the backfield to keep busted plays alive. But when he opened the final drive of the half with a 49-yard pass to Steven Mitchell, Darnold found a way to silence the doubt that began to cloud his Heisman hopes after a disappointing season opener.Wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. points after a catch – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanThe ball hung in the air long enough for every fan in the stands to crane their necks to watch it, then dropped perfectly into Mitchell’s arms as he crashed into the ground. The crowd went wild, as any crowd will when it witnesses a hero step up fully into his spotlight. The roar was equally as loud one play later, when Darnold connected a 25-yard pass to Burnett, who dove and stretched out to snag the ball in the end zone.The team carried its 28-17 lead into the half, entering the locker room to a rumbling cheer. Coaches and players alike danced off the field and leapt to chest bump each other. It was a completely different scene than what took place just a week earlier, when the Trojans trudged into the locker room to smattered boos. And the game was a different feeling for the team as well, as USC went on to top Stanford 42-24, breaking a three-year losing streak to the Cardinal. “There was an energy about our kids and a confidence about our kids,” Helton said. “We’ve had a lot of hard roads and hard days with [Stanford] in the past. Our kids had their jaws set and had the mentality to come out and be physical and they believed in what they were doing.” After facing criticism in the wake of the Western Michigan game, the defense approached the game with one plan in mind — attack. The unit packed the box, blitzing heavily to disrupt the Stanford rush game and holding star running back Bryce Love to only 168 rushing yards, most of which came in the first quarter.Uchenna Nwosu celebrates after breaking up a pass. – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanUp front, the defensive line was a nightmare, with senior linebacker Uchenna Nwosu breaking up four passes, and junior tackle Rasheem Green swatting away another. Senior defensive tackle Josh Fatu wrapped up the lone sack of the night, but most of Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst’s nine incomplete passes were forced by aggressive pressure on the pocket. To junior linebacker Cam Smith, the game was an answer to the questions that the first week of play presented to the defensive unit.“We’re playing really well as a unit,” Smith said. “As a group we clicked really well tonight and we’re going to build confidence off of this game.”For the offense, the game was a clinic in spreading the ball. The opening drive saw seven players touch the ball, including a 14-yard pass to junior tight end Tyler Petite and a touchdown toss to redshirt senior wide receiver Steven Mitchell to give the team a 7-0 lead. It took only 12 seconds, however, to reverse the momentum. Stanford immediately followed with a 75-yard run by Bryce Love, who caught a pitch and busted through a wide open hole in the USC defense. Once he passed the line of scrimmage, he was moving too fast to ever be caught. After a single play, Darnold and the offense strapped on their helmets and took to the field again.Darnold responded in his typical style, scrambling to hit Petite with a 19-yard pass, then stalling as the line broke down again to toss a long ball to Mitchell to move the Trojans to the four-yard line. A stutter step and a pitch to Jones gave the Trojans their second touchdown of the night and a 14-7 lead.Stanford fired back at the same break-neck pace. After an opening return to the 45-yard line, a 15-yard pass and then a long rush by Love to put the Cardinal in position for an easy touchdown pass. This time, it was Stephen Carr who answered for the Trojans, opening USC’s third drive of the game with a 52-yard sprint, shoving off defenders along the way. Darnold hit Burnett in the end zone, and the momentum continued to swing as the Trojans took a 21-17 lead.Running back Stephen Carr runs for a gain – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanDarnold lit the Coliseum up in the following drive, and the team entered the second half with a grip on the pace of the game.“The ability for our receivers to make plays when needed… it was huge,” Darnold said. “When [their] opportunity presents itself, they make the most of it. Whenever they get the opportunity to make a big play, they have.”The second half slowed considerably, as both teams struggled in a scoreless third quarter. Penalties held the Trojans back on both sides of the ball, but the team’s response was positive, with players skipping and dancing to the sidelines to pump the crowd up.“We take a lot of energy from the fans,” Darnold said. “When our fans come out and are loud it helps us as players to have that energy. We can feed off that and that’s something special you don’t get anywhere else.”Darnold broke the silence in the fourth quarter, tossing 35 yards to Burnett to put the Trojans within striking range. After rushing for a quarterback keeper, Darnold scrambled and lofted a pass over two defensive backs to hit Mitchell in the back corner of the end zone. The touchdown pushed the lead to 35-17, and fans began to filter out of the stands as the point differential widened.The Cardinal responded quickly, relying on long passes to cut the lead to 35-24 with seven minutes remaining. But a 22-yard touchdown run by Jones with under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter was enough to put the game away.last_img read more

Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

first_img Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Share Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with an audacious football bid than Facebook, Google or Twitter. It’s anticipated that the next auction will take place in 2018, with speculation suggesting that  Amazon has signalled its intention to bid for a significant part of the rights.The move would follow on from approaches by Amazon and Netflix to host behind the scenes documentaries based around Premier League clubs.Significantly for English football is the financial capability of Amazon could lead to another hike in TV revenue for Premier League clubs, something that was unlikely to have happened had the bidding process remained a two horse race between Sky and BT.Having recently purchased Whole Foods for $13.7bn Amazon continues to go from strength to strength, the Seattle based company was even voted as the world’s third most innovative company by Forbes.Furthermore, Amazon has proven itself to be a capable streaming service with the success of Amazon Prime, which is in direct competition with Netflix to be the most powerful streaming service.The financial capabilities of Amazon mean that Sky and BT are unable to compete, which could lead to the Premier League broadcasting rights being blown wide open.In the first half of 2017, Sky’s operating profits were down 6%, which was largely a result of the 83% increase in its Premier League football bill that saw  Sky paying an eye-watering paying £11million a match.Unsurprisingly, it’s something that has left the broadcaster wary of going back into the market for Premier League rights, meaning that when the current deal expires there is a potential gap in the market for an alternative digital outlet. Sharelast_img read more