WORLD CUP 2018*Says Group D with Nigeria tough, confident of qualification to knock out stageBy Duro Ikhazuagbe Former Iceland, Chelsea and Barcelona striker, Eidur Gudjohnsen, has revealed that when the Super Eagles line up to take on the European nation at the World Cup 2018, over 8,000 of their travelling fans from home will be in the stand drumming support for them.Nigeria is scheduled to play her second Group D game against Iceland at the 45,000-capacity Volgograd Arena in VolgogradÂ onÂ Friday, June 22, 2018.While the bickering amongst the factions of the Nigerian football supporters is yet to abate, Gudjohnsen confirmed yesterday that theÂ 8,000 Iceland fans have already secured their tickets from FIFA.Speaking at the opening of FIFA Football Park in Rostov-on-Don, one of the host cities of Russia 2018, the former Chelsea star admitted that the Group pairing involving his country Iceland, Nigeria, Croatia and Argentina was going to be a tough one for the two qualifiers for the knock out stage to emerge.â€œWe have a tough group, but weâ€™re quietly confident,â€ observed Gudjohnsen whose country was one of the surprise semi finalists of the 2016 European Championship hosted by France.Â â€œThe most important thing for the Iceland team is that they return home after the World Cup with their heads held high, no matter what the result is. We have a tough group, but weâ€™re quietly confident,â€ added Gudjohnsen as he kicked the official match ball of Russia 2018 around at the just opened Fan Park in Rostov-on-Don.He expressed his happiness at been selected to be the guest star for the opening ceremony of the centre expected to cater for fans without tickets to the main arena but can still follow up matches live on giant screens at the Fan Parkâ€œIâ€™m happy to be at this Football Park, which will also be the FIFA Fan Fest venue during the World Cup. As we can see, a lot of people are having fun here todayÂ Â (Sunday) and even more will enjoy it during the tournament. Iâ€™m sure that Icelandic fans, who will come here to support the team, will feel the same,â€ he noted with excitement.With 74 days left until the start of the biggest football event on the planet, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football Park continue its journey through Russia, giving an early taste of the tournament to fans in each of the host cities.After the opening ceremony in Sochi last weekend with Portuguese FIFA Legend Nono Gomes part of the show, the opening of the Rostov-on-Don centre yesterday has added to the excitement being created for the biggest football event on the planet.Nigeria is scheduled to open her Russia 2018 show with the game against CroatiaÂ onÂ June 16Â inÂ Kaliningrad. The third and last Group D game is against ArgentinaÂ onÂ Tuesday, June 26,Â 2018Â at the 68,000-capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sammy thanked Daren is a St Lucian icon and has been a fantastic servant of both St Lucian and West Indian cricket. The Stars management would like to stress that Daren remains an important part of the St Lucia Stars squad and his performances with both bat and ball will be vital for the rest of the 2017 tournament and in the future. “I would like to thank Daren for all of his hard work over the years and this season. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship going forward. He is a proud son of St Lucia and we have been delighted to be associated with him.” Former Australian captain After six successive defeats in the 2017 season the time is right to make a switch in leadership and incorporate some fresh thinking as the team completes this season and builds for 2018. Time for leadership change The Stars management would like to take this opportunity to thank Daren Sammy for his contribution as Captain this season and throughout the last four editions of Hero CPL. Jay Pandya, owner of the St Lucia Stars franchise said: “If it were not for Daren, St Lucian cricket would not have the standing it does in world cricket and his ability to lead both on and off the field remains unquestioned. However, after the results that we have seen over the first half of the 2017 Hero CPL a change is needed to freshen things up as we look to win the remaining four fixtures this season. The management of the St Lucia Stars have appointed Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as their captain for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Marlon Samuels will be his vice-captain. Shane Watson, 36, is a former Australian professional cricketer and captain. He played as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. He debuted in 2002 in a One Day International and retired in 2016 as world No. 1 T20 all-rounder. He is the last player to retire from Australia’s golden era of early 2000s.Watson holds several records in T20s. He held the world No. 1 position for a record 150 weeks, including a record 120 consecutive weeks (13 October 2011 – 30 January 2014; and 31 January 2016 – 26 August 2016) in T20I all-rounder rankings. He is the only player to win Australian “Player of the Year” award in all formats and won 7 such awards in three formats (3 T20, 3 ODI, 1 Test), which is the most by any player.
Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates July 14, 2020 Submit Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere has launched its new Spain-wide marketing campaign ‘BBQ’ featuring Real Madrid stars Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Carlos Casemiro.The campaign promoting Codere Apuestas (Codere.com) products was launched on Spanish TV networks last week ahead of the UEFA European Super Cup Final between Real Madrid Vs Manchester United.The campaign features the tagline ‘Si Lo Sabes y No Apuestas….Duele’ (translation: ‘If You Know It & Don’t Bet…it hurts’).Codere marketing stated that it wanted to capture the confidence of Real Madrid fans ahead of a new European football season, having seen their team win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in 2016/17.In November 2016, Grupo Codere signed a three-season agreement with Real Madrid, which saw Codere Apuestas become the ‘Official Bookmaker of Real Madrid’.Signing its biggest sponsorship to date, Codere leadership detailed that its partnership with Real Madrid was critical to both its Spanish home market presence and international expansion projects in Latin & South America.Codere Apuestas – BBQ
TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 The governance of bet365 has confirmed that it will open a new operations-led office in Malta, but has downplayed weekend news as ‘inaccurate speculation’ regarding its motives.The stoke-based enterprise, responded to an article published by The Sunday Times of Malta, detailing that bet365 would move some 1,000 Gibraltar employees to Malta, as it prepares for Brexit impacts.For its European market operations, bet365 holds both Gibraltar GGC and Malta MGA licenses, with the online bookmaker operating a smaller marketing led office in Malta.Weekend news sources reported that bet365 governance had agreed to acquire a section within a new business property developed on the Tigne Peninsula in Sliema Malta, which would serve as the firm’s future operations hub post-Brexit.Responding to the speculation, bet365 released the following statement,“We are taking additional property space and looking to recruit additional personnel in Malta to support our online operations and will also be expanding our infrastructure capabilities there.”“It should be noted, however, that the number of people reported as being relocated to Malta are wholly inaccurate.”Albert IsolaGibraltar’s Minister for Gambling, Albert Isola would back bet365’s corporate statement, detailing that he had spoken to the bookmaker, who had reassured its Gibraltar stakeholders that ‘bet365 remains committed to its Gibraltar operations and workforce’.Furthermore, Isola stated that the Gibraltar government was confident of securing a positive outcome for all Gibraltar enterprises as the UK withdraws from Europe.The combination of low corporate taxes (1% cap) and Gibraltar’s full membership to the EU have seen the UK independent territory become the operational home to more than 30 online betting operators including; GVC, BetVictor, 888 Holdings and 32Red. With over 5000 sector employees the online gambling industry remains Gibraltar’s largest employer (population 32,000).In 2017, a number of industry stakeholders operating in Gibraltar have expressed concerns relating to the potential disruption that Brexit may cause the British overseas territory.The ongoing Brexit negotiations have seen the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirm that the UK and Gibraltar will be treated as a ‘single entity’ with regards to providing business services and transactions.
Ghana qualified for the World Cup finals on Tuesday evening, despite losing 2-1 away to Egypt in the second leg of their CAF play-off.The Black Stars boasted a 6-1 advantage from their meeting in October and were never in serious danger of being upset. President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated the Black Stars of Ghana for securing a third consecutive qualification to the World Cup.The President wrote on his twitter page that “the black stars have done our nation proud for qualifying again for the FIFA World Cup. Congrats! Brazil here we come”.He also warned other nations that are likely to meet Ghana in Brazil to beware. Amr Zaki gave the home side slight hope with a first-half goal but no further inroads were made until the closing stages, when Gedo struck. With seconds of the game left, the visitors pulled one back through Kevin-Prince Boateng was playing his tenth game for the Stars.The comprehensive 7-3 aggregate win means Ghana have qualified for their third consecutive World Cup, while Egypt have not made the finals since 1990.Egypt played in front of their home fans for the first time in almost two years following the Port Said riots and ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
BBC SportJordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored twice as Liverpool beat Swansea in a thriller to tighten their grip on fourth place in the Premier League.Sturridge’s opener came two minutes in and Henderson soon bent in a second.But Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back with a fine 20-yard shot and Wilfried Bony headed in off Martin Skrtel to level.The two sides of LiverpoolLiverpool’s 70 goals make them top-scorers in the league, above Manchester City, but only four teams have kept fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season. And only Newcastle in the top half of the table have conceded more than Liverpool’s 35 goals. Sturridge headed in his second from Luis Suarez’s cross but Bony pulled Swansea level from the penalty spot before Henderson stabbed in the winner.The best and worst of Liverpool was once again on show as the Reds closed the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points.But manager Brendan Rodgers was once again relying on his team’s attacking class to override its defensive deficiencies as they maintained their bid to end a five-season exile from the Champions League.There were flashes of fine forward play as Sturridge became only the second player to score in eight consecutive Premier League matches, taking his tally to 18 league goals for the season in the process.The Reds are now the Premier League’s top scorers with 70 goals but looked ragged at the back far too often for Rodgers’s comfort. Play media Advertisement Rodgers salutes ‘brilliant win’Garry Monk’s Swansea, who remain four points above the relegation zone, deserve credit for the way they fought back from Liverpool’s early goals, and showed no little quality themselves after the exertions of Thursday’s goalless draw with Napoli in the Europa League.The hosts moved in front after just two minutes when Raheem Sterling played through Sturridge, who took the ball around visiting keeper Michel Vorm and clipped it into an empty net.But the Reds were far from convincing, and Swansea had created two chances for Bony before Henderson doubled their advantage. Sturridge chased down a long ball from Suarez and drifted in from the right before laying off for Henderson to bend a shot into the top corner.But two minutes later the visitors made good on their early threat, Nathan Dyer cutting in from the right and feeding former Liverpool man Shelvey, who curled a first-time shot into the top corner off the underside of the bar.Suarez the creatorSuarez has not scored in five matches in all competitions but, with nine, he now has the joint highest number of goal assists in the Premier League – as well as being top scorer with 23.And Monk’s side were level four minutes later when Jonathan de Guzman’s free-kick was headed in by Bony via a deflection off Skrtel. But Liverpool restored their advantage 10 minutes before the break when Philippe Coutinho found Suarez and the Uruguayan lifted a cross to the far post for Sturridge to head in.Again the lead was destined not to last. Two minutes after the interval Skrtel was penalised for his grapple with Bony in the area and the Swansea striker found the corner with the resulting spot-kick.As the hosts looked to go back in front, Vorm turned wide from Suarez and Skrtel headed over from the Steven Gerrard corner that followed. Swansea deserved something – MonkDe Guzman bent a free-kick just wide at the other end but with 15 minutes left Henderson stabbed the Reds ahead for the third time.Suarez’s shot was blocked by Ashley Williams and after Vorm blocked Henderson’s first shot the England midfielder prodded in the rebound from six yards.Liverpool were not about to give up the lead again and Gerrard even had a late effort deflected on to the post by Chico Flores as they pressed for a fifth.Watch video
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma walked off and straight into the locker room, with difficulty, and he was still limping around the locker room with a sprained ankle long after the Clippers’ 113-105 victory was settled.It was a night when Mo Wagner played 4:14 and Alex Caruso played 5:00.Sometimes injuries happen to those who least deserve them, like when Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia took out San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the 2017 Western Conference finals when the Spurs led by 23.Mostly, the basketball deity hurts those who hurt themselves, and now the Lakers are 5½ games out of the Western Conference playoffs with 18 mostly difficult games left.“I’ve never been on a team that had this many injuries,” veteran point guard Rajon Rondo said. “I don’t think Zo (Lonzo Ball, hurt since Jan. 19) and I have played four games together all year. Everybody in here has been hurt.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rondo has rarely been on a team, even for a week, that counted upon his 3-point shooting ability. He took 10 of the Lakers’ 38 longballs on Monday night and hit four, on the way to a season-high 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Kuzma, LeBron James and Reggie Bullock were 2 for 18 from 3-point range, and the club was 10 for 38 overall.The Lakers got to within 99-94 and did not score for nearly four minutes, with Kuzma and Rondo missing 3-point shots and with Bullock missing two. With 4:06 left, the Lakers fruitlessly chased the basketball as it moved vigorously from Clipper to Clipper, and Landry Shamet adjourned the proceedings with a 3-pointer for a 13-point lead.Bad 3-point teams aren’t always bad because of shooting inability. Sometimes they’re bad because they’re constantly shooting against resistance, because they haven’t made enough on-target passes to unlock a defense.Then the Lakers gave up 49.2 percent shooting. “We made some mistakes in the end with communication,” Rondo said. “They were able to roll down the lane for a dunk, a couple of wide-open threes. Give them credit. They play well, they move without the ball, they play well with each other.”“In the second half we missed a lot of those wide-open shots and it kinda deflated us,” Coach Luke Walton said. “I think the injuries might be catching up to us a little bit.”The second quarter indicated that. The Lakers’ bench was outscored 16-8, and the club shot 9 for 24. Nobody was either able or willing to slow down Montrezl Harrell, who had 12 points in a quarter that the Clippers won by 12.On Christmas Night the Lakers beat Golden State in Oakland with startling, 26-point ease and raised their record to 20-14. James was injured that night and missed the next 17 games. Even then it didn’t seem possible that the Lakers would miss the playoffs, but this will be six consecutive whiffs, extending a franchise record.There are a few parallels to 1975-76, when the Lakers got a 27-year-old Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from Milwaukee. They were 40-42 that season and missed the playoffs even though Abdul-Jabbar was the league MVP.Related Articles They did reach the Western Conference finals the next season, where they lost to Portland and Bill Walton. But those teams were largely unloved by the Lakers clientele, which found them boring and joyless, at least until Magic Johnson fell into their lives in 1979-80.Another long offseason beckons, with daily dreams about which supermax player will ride along with James in 2019-20. But we’ll be waiting, far longer than we anticipated, to learn if Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka grasp the subtleties of team construction, or whether a new coaching voice will make a difference, or how much of the young, highly-drafted nucleus will be dumped in the effort.So as the Clippers continue to play as if they’re on the same string, how will the Lakers play out theirs?“You don’t need motivation,” Josh Hart said. “You try to be the best team you can be. Our backs are against the wall. We’re probably the most criticized team in the NBA. If that doesn’t get you up in the morning ready to compete, nothing will.”Like everything else with the Lakers, morning is broken.The Clippers’ JaMychal Green grabs a rebound over the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LOS ANGELES — Some of them booed, some of them left early, and two of them were comforted by a sympathetic usher.“Just think how great you’re gonna feel when we’re winning next year,” the fellow said at the top of the lower bowl at Staples Center.That has become the Lakers’ accustomed year. Next one.If this is any comfort, the basketball gods are as tired of watching this team as you are. They removed Brandon Ingram from Monday night’s lineup with a bad shoulder. Kyle Kuzma made a wayward step while missing a layup and was on the floor for a while, as most of the fans were too numb to gasp.
WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIdeally, it won’t get to that point and the questionable players will make it onto the field (unless you’re playing against them — then you’re working your voodoo dolls to keep them out of your opponent’s lineup). But hey, that’s what these top-120 FLEX rankings are here for — to help you decide, even after actives and inactives come out, how best to shape your lineup to survive and advance.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf you have any specific Sunday morning questions, be sure to hit us up on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. Week 14 fantasy FLEX rankings are extra important with the fantasy playoffs getting underway in the majority of leagues this week. The last start-or-sit decisions you make — whether it’s choosing a running back, wide receiver or tight end — could be the difference between playing for a fantasy football title in a couple weeks or kicking yourself all offseason for picking a bust.If you made the playoffs, you probably have a lot of good players. It’s also been a relatively forgiving time of year with injuries, although WR has a bunch of top options that might be out and force you into playing lesser guys. If you’re an owner of Julio Jones (shoulder), T.Y. Hilton (calf), or Adam Thielen (hamstring), it would be very easy to see it get to Sunday and you being forced to shift a different option into your starting lineup. Maybe that’s when you’ll dip in to guys like Russell Gage or Jamaal Williams for your FLEX spot. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXMORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers @ Falcons2Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings vs. Lions 3Derrick Henry, RB, Titans @ Raiders4Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Bengals5Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders vs. Titans6Julio Jones, WR, Falcons vs. Panthers7Davante Adams, WR, Packers vs. Redskins8Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys @ Bears9Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Eagles10Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars vs. Chargers11Michael Thomas, WR, Saints vs. 49ers12D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers @ Falcons13Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers @ Jaguars14Todd Gurley, RB, Rams vs. Seahawks15Aaron Jones, RB, Packers vs. Redskins16Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos @ Texans17Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings vs. Lions18George Kittle, TE, 49ers @ Saints19Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals @ Browns20Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons vs. Panthers21Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs @ Patriots22Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens @ Bills23Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Giants24Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints vs. 49ers25Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings vs. Lions26Devin Singletary, RB, Bills vs. Ravens27Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles vs. Giants28Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots vs. Chiefs29Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers vs. Colts30DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans vs. Broncos31DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins @ Jets32Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. Colts33Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Bengals34Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers @ Cardinals35Bilal Powell, RB, Jets vs. Dolphins36Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins @ Packers37Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers @ Saints38Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams vs. Seahawks39Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions @ Vikings40Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns vs. Bengals41DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars vs. Chargers42Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers @ Jaguars43Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons vs. Panthers44Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks @ Rams45Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys @ Bears46Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks @ Rams47Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos @ Texans48Sony Michel, RB, Patriots vs. Chiefs49Golden Tate, WR, Giants @ Eagles50John Brown, WR, Bills vs. Ravens51Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers @ Saints52Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Giants53Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns vs. Bengals54Jack Doyle, TE, Colts @ Buccaneers55Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers @ Jaguars56James Washington, WR, Steelers @ Cardinals57Robert Woods, WR, Rams vs. Seahawks58Allen Robinson, WR, Bears vs. Cowboys59Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Browns60Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets vs. Dolphins61Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers @ Jaguars62James White, RB, Patriots vs. Chiefs63Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers @ Falcons64Marvin Jones, WR, Lions @ Vikings65A.J. Brown, WR, Titans @ Raiders66Robby Anderson, WR, Jets vs. Dolphins67Will Fuller V, WR, Texans vs. Broncos68Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons vs. Panthers69Travis Kelce, TE, Patriots vs. Chiefs70Darren Waller, TE, Raiders vs. Titans71DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks @ Rams72Zach Pascal, WR, Colts @ Buccaneers73Carlos Hyde, RB, Texans vs. Broncos74David Montgomery, RB, Bears vs. Cowboys75Bo Scarbrough, RB, Lions @ Vikings76Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers @ Cardinals77Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants @ Eagles78Mike Williams, WR, Chargers @ Jaguars79Corey Davis, WR, Titans @ Raiders80Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams vs. Seahawks81Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders vs. Titans82Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins @ Packers83Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens @ Bills84Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans @ Raiders85Marcus Johnson, WR, Colts @ Buccaneers86Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins @ Packers87Cole Beasley, WR, Bills vs. Ravens88Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals vs. Steelers89Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys @ Bears90Marlon Mack, RB, Colts @ Buccaneers91Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams vs. Seahawks92Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens @ Bills93Darius Slayton, WR, Giants @ Eagles94Russell Gage, WR, Falcons vs. Panthers95John Ross, WR, Bengals @ Browns96Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals vs. Steelers97Jamaal Williams, RB, Pakcers vs. Redskins98LeSean McCoy, RB, Chiefs @ Patriots99Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos @ Texans100Parris Campbell, WR, Colts @ Buccaneers101Ryan Griffin, TE, Jets vs. Dolphins102Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks @ Rams103Ian Thomas, TE, Panthers @ Falcons104Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles vs. Giants105Mohamed Sanu, WR, Patriots vs. Chiefs106Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles vs. Giants107Anthony Miller, WR, Bears vs. Cowboys108Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars vs. Chargers109Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals vs. Steelers110Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs @ Patriots111Allen Hurns, WR, Dolphins @ Jets112Allen Lazard, WR, Packers vs. Redskins113Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots vs. Chiefs114Demaryius Thomas, WR, Jets vs. Dolphins115Danny Amendola, WR, Lions @ Vikings116Zay Jones, WR, Raiders vs. Titans117Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers vs. Redskins118Randall Cobb, WR, Cowboys @ Bears119Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers @ Cardinals120Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers vs. Colts
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Enterprise ServicesEvent will affect parking, traffic on Capitol CampusAbout 500 people are expected to attend the 2017 Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial ceremony that will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Law Enforcement Memorial, which is located near the Temple of Justice overlooking Capitol Lake and the north Capitol Campus.The ceremony honors law enforcement officers who gave their life in the line of duty and those who displayed exceptional meritorious conduct.The event will cause some impacts to parking, traffic and bus service on the west Capitol Campus on the day of the ceremony and the night before.There will be a 21-gun salute during the ceremony and practice salutes on the west side of the General Administration Building earlier in the day.Ceremony set-up begins around 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, requiring the closure of the parking lot and short roadway behind the Temple of Justice. The north and south diagonals, the short, one-way drives that run from Capitol Way towards the Legislative Building, will also be closed the evening of May 4. Both areas will remain closed until after the ceremony – about 3 p.m. on May 5.A short section of 11th Avenue – from Capitol Way to Water Street SW, in front of the General Administration Building – will also be closed. This closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, and remain in effect until after the ceremony.Other May 5 closures related to the ceremony include:Cherry Lane from the flag circle north to Water Street – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Water Street, near the campus greenhouses, to 11th Avenue – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The hillside switchback trail below the Law Enforcement Memorial will be closed during the ceremony.The Dash shuttle will continue to run through the west campus on May 5, but the route will be modified and the colorful buses will not stop at all of the usual locations before and during the ceremony.Follow Enterprise Services on Twitter. Learn more about Visitor Services on Facebook.
By Laura D.C. Kolnoski |FORT MONMOUTH – Plans to solidify and expand former Fort Monmouth’s future as a technology and innovation hub have won a $100,000 state grant – the only Monmouth County recipient of the new statewide “Innovation Challenge” pilot program.Nine awards of up to $100,000 were granted Sept. 13 to fund future-focused projects with demonstrable potential for success following a proposal process that began in July. The program is part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s “Stronger and Fairer” economic development agenda.“Communities responded with a clear commitment to spurring innovation,” the governor said. “From the installation of a high-speed 5G fiber network to the creation of a collaborative research-driven incubator, and a maker’s campus, these plans will help further New Jersey’s ability to compete and win in the 21st century economy.”The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) – partnering with Monmouth County, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) – will utilize the funds to facilitate development of a 50-acre tech park at the fort’s former McAfee complex, already slated for technology-focused re-use. In August, FMERA hosted a showcase there, which officials said garnered “a high level of interest” from developers, real estate professionals and technology companies in attendance. The McAfee complex will be formally offered for sale by FMERA this fall. Built in 1997, the facility features a 6-foot loading dock, eight 2,400-square-foot raised floor labs, and an anechoic chamber designed to absorb reflections of sound or electromagnetic waves.“The approximately 50-acre campus (named in the grant award), refers to the planned redevelopment of the McAfee Center and surrounding property in Oceanport and Eatontown,” said Sarah Giberson, FMERA senior marketing and development officer. “The McAfee Center is envisioned for reuse as a technology or research and development facility that will potentially include an accelerator, incubator and/or graduation space for entrepreneurs, startups and emerging tech companies.” Funding will be funneled through Monmouth County, which works closely with FMERA in myriad areas of the fort’s redevelopment and maintenance on a daily basis.Initially, NJII will lead a Cluster Readiness and Feasibility Assessment to determine which tech sectors should be targeted, as well as identifying the area’s key assets and opportunities to attract business and investment.“NJII, led by Drs. Donald Sebastian and Timothy Franklin, who also hold faculty and/or administrative positions at NJIT, is the state’s leader in cluster/regional development, distributed research, and transformative regional engagement,” Giberson said, adding that FMERA staff will participate and contribute at no cost to the county. The authority’s staff includes expertise in real estate development, engineering, planning, finance, marketing and economic development. A 20 percent funding match required through the grant will be provided as in-kind services, primarily in the form of faculty and staff time.“Providing seed funding to catalyze planning and key investments is an important step in advancing Gov. Murphy’s mission of reclaiming the innovation economy,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), which oversees the Innovation Challenge. “This program will help our communities advance plans and build the capacity they need to drive innovation-centered economic development.”Since initiating the fort’s redevelopment more than seven years ago, FMERA has ushered three tech companies through the processes to locate their headquarters on the 1,127-acre fort, which spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport and Tinton Falls. To date, those firms employ more than 1,000 people.Applicants for Innovation Challenge grants were limited to cities or partnered municipalities representing at least 25,000 people, or county or regional partnerships that collectively represent at least 100,000 people. Applicants were required to demonstrate “a viable path to bring ideas to implementation, including a collaborative stakeholder engagement process and strategy.” Economic and social impact, management experience and the strength of solutions based on utilizing new and emerging technologies were among the criteria.Other awardees are: Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Bridgeton, Camden County, New Brunswick, Passaic County, Trenton, and Union Township. Atlantic City and Stockton University will create a Center for Marine and Environmental Science, while in Bridgeton, the new Center for Smart Food Manufacturing seeks to create a national model by using emerging technology to establish a futuristic hub for the food industry. Projects will be tracked and assessed to “inform the EDA’s own plans for economic development activities and programs, and will be shared with other local governmental entities to foster further innovation across the state,” Sullivan said.“We owe our gratitude to Freeholder Lillian Burry and Monmouth County director of planning Ed Sampson for their overwhelming support of this initiative, as a county or municipal partner was an eligibility requirement,” Giberson said. “The county’s decision to partner with NJIT, its affiliate NJII, and FMERA indicates the significance of this grant and its potential impact on the fort and its surrounding communities.”This article was first published in the Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.