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Flu shots ready

first_imgBy April ReeseUniversity of GeorgiaA shortage of flu vaccine in recent years caused some people tosuffer through the flu season without getting a shot. But expertssay there should be plenty to go around this year. Getting the shot now will protect you through the winter. Taking the vaccine almost guarantees you won’t get the flu at all. Hinkle said many people, worried more about West Nile virus, mayrush to the emergency room with the flu. She said the shots are usually received in early fall but areoften given until January. People are urged to take them inOctober and November, before the start of the flu season. Small children tend to be around grandparents, too. And children aren’t particularly good at washing their hands or other things that slow the spread of the flu virus, she said.Anyone who is allergic to eggs, Crawley said, shouldn’t take flu shots. The way the flu vaccine is cultured, she said, makes it likely that anyone allergic to eggs would have a reaction to a flu shot. “Immunization experts say the vaccine contains dead flu virus, so you shouldn’t feel sick after getting the shot,” Crawley said. “Some people do report a sore arm where the shot is given for about two days after the injection.” Don’t confuse flu with West Nile Many health departments, pharmacies and health centers areoffering shots. Other than that, though, neither kids nor adults should have any ill effect from taking flu shots. “While both infections can be hazardous for the very young, theelderly and those weakened by pre-existing health conditions,rarely do otherwise healthy people need a doctor’s attention whenthey develop flu.” “It’s important that emergency rooms not be swamped with flupatients,” she said, “preventing high-risk patients from gettingtimely medical care.”Where to get the shotcenter_img And now for the first time, parents are being urged to get flushots for their children over 2 years old. “They’re most likelyto bring it home from school to the rest of the family,” shesaid. In the past few years, manufacturers had a hard time producingenough vaccine early enough to help those at risk. “Symptoms of West Nile Virus infection start out just likeinfluenza, with headache, fever, muscle aches and lack ofenergy,” Hinkle said. “A Web site sponsored by the Georgia Medical Care Foundationtells where and when shots are offered and how much the feesare,” Crawley said. “You can search for locations by county orzip code.” “A new batch of vaccine has to be made each year, since the flu virus changes from year to year,” Crawley said. “There areadequate supplies this year.” Anyone at risk of getting the flu should prepare now by getting aflu shot, said Connie Crawley, a food, nutrition and healthspecialist with the University of Georgia College of Family andConsumer Sciences. UGA entomologist Nancy Hinkle advises people to get a flu shot so they won’t be confused about what they’ve contracted. “Primarily the elderly and those who have chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease should get a flu shot,” Crawley said. Information is available at www.immunizeadultga.org.last_img read more

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Lesser Cornstalk Borers

first_imgA lack of rain or cooler weather this summer means more calls for University of Georgia peanut entomologist Mark Abney regarding lesser cornstalk borers.Because Georgia has suffered through droughtlike conditions all summer, granular insecticide treatments in nonirrigated peanuts are ineffective due to the need for rain to soak the chemical into the soil. Without rain, those peanuts are susceptible to the pest, which can cause significant damage to the crop.“The lesser cornstalk borer is considered the most important insect pest of peanuts. It is probably the most damaging,” Abney said. “It is also sporadic. It doesn’t occur everywhere every year, and that’s good because managing it is extremely difficult.”The insect, which thrives in dry and hot conditions, bores into the stems and pods of peanut plants. If it feeds on the pod, that’s the end of the crop, Abney said. Even if it feeds on the outside of the hull, the damage provides an entry point for Aspergillus flavus fungus, which can lead to aflatoxin.The presence of aflatoxin will severely downgrade a peanut load. Aflatoxin is a carcinogen that becomes more common when peanuts undergo drought and heat stress. Insects that peed on pods, like lesser cornstalk borers, increase the risk of aflatoxin contamination.Management of lesser cornstalk borers is difficult, if not impossible, for those farming nonirrigated peanuts. Traditional granular insecticide applications are not cheap, farmers need a special applicator and rainfall or irrigation is required to activate the treatment, which has been lacking in south Georgia’s dryland peanuts. These treatments also eliminate beneficial insects, which can spark outbreaks of spider mites and foliage-feeding caterpillars.Additionally, the lesser cornstalk borer reproduces quickly. As temperatures rise and dry conditions persist, the borer reproduces faster. The number of eggs that moths lay and the speed at which they lay them increases. Though beneficial insects can have a big impact on borer populations, farmers can’t rely on predators when soil temperatures are very high. Lesser cornstalk borer eggs and caterpillars thrive in soil that is too hot and dry for insect predators.According to Abney, borers’ propensity to stay close to the ground makes them difficult to scout.“They’re either in the ground, close to the ground or in the plant, so it’s difficult for people to find them,” Abney said. “It’s one of the challenges we’ve faced when doing trial work — how do you find them without tearing up all the plants in your plots?”The last time that Georgia peanut farmers had a bad outbreak of lesser cornstalk borers was in 2014, and it was what Abney viewed as the worst the state has seen. A dry July and August contributed to that outbreak, and conditions are similar this year. The bulk of reports of high pest populations have come from farmers in the area of Tift, Berrien and Ben Hill counties.Abney and his research team have been studying new, foliar-applied treatment options for the lesser cornstalk borer since 2014, but more research trials must be conducted before recommendations can be published.To keep up with updates about lesser cornstalk borers or other peanut insects, see blog.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/.last_img read more

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What’s driving your organizational priorities?

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Owen Jeff has over 12 years of experience in the financial services arena. Prior to Rochdale, Jeff worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and was part of the … Web: www.rochdaleparagon.com Details Organizational priorities seem to be in a constant state of evolution and flux.  Even in those rare instances when an organization maintains a crystal-clear vision and strategic plan, competing priorities are part of our daily lives.  We strive to do our best to balance strategic work with fighting fires.  There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that as it just seems to be the way real life works.  Evolving needs of diverse stakeholders often impede our ability to stay focused on the objectives that allow organizations to fulfill their ultimate mission.  As a strategy-focused consulting firm with a bent toward risk management, we spend our days helping credit unions navigate the demands of these various stakeholders, all while maintaining focus on our collective and ultimate north star (the vision and mission related to helping members succeed financially).  As we begin to wrap-up 2017 and think about our goals for 2018 and beyond, most credit unions are in the midst of updating their strategic plans (Get in the Game; Are Your People Part of Your Long-Term Strategy).  While strategic plans are diverse and unique to each organization, the plans are hopefully focused on increasing the value of the organization to current and potential members.  Through the process of charting our future course, it is important we stop and consider what it is that members really value.  Has your credit union stopped to consider those areas that are truly meaningful to the membership?  If your priorities are driven by these member value-oriented components, you are at least on track and pointed in the right direction.  If not, perhaps you should step back and consider why it is that the organization really exists to begin with.The next critical piece of prioritizing organizational activity is having a process in place that allows the credit union to proactively identify, assess and manage uncertainty surrounding its organizational objectives.  This is often referred to as risk management.  Risk is the possibility that an event will occur and adversely affect the achievement of objectives.  Risk management, therefore, includes the formalized processes that ensure organizations are identifying and assessing such uncertainties, and managing such within the defined risk appetite.  If your credit union hasn’t established its risk appetite, you shouldn’t be surprised if there is a lack of clarity of what’s within limits and what is out of bounds when it comes to executing strategic plans.  Risk appetite is about ensuring that not only are boundaries established, but folks across the organization have clarity regarding expectations and what they have been empowered to do in pursuit of organizational goals.  One last component related to organizational priorities and risk management is the concept of value preservation versus value creation.  From our vantage point, we see a lot of confusion and prioritization conflicts resulting from the terminology around risk management and stakeholder needs.  While we talk about the need to push the envelope from a strategy perspective and execute on plans that help ensure our long-term relevancy (value creation), we often find ourselves stuck working on day-to-day tasks that help ensure nothing goes wrong (value preservation).  As we talk to credit unions about risk management, it seems that more and more the discussions digress to regulatory requirements.  Whether it be enterprise risk management (ERM), vendor management, business continuity, compliance or other risk-related functions, success in each of these areas is far too often linked solely to regulatory appeasement.  It is important to remember that, while regulatory bodies serve a critical role and we as regulated entities must abide by rules, regulators’ ultimate objectives of safety and soundness (value preservation) is very different than that of the organization itself (new value creation).  Finding the right balance between the two is a requirement for long-term success.  It is important that we as credit unions keep our focus on member needs if we are to remain relevant in the eyes of consumers.  While regulatory appeasement is necessary, it is not the ultimate objective and will not propel the industry to where we need to be to meet the evolving needs of our communities and members.  The COSO ERM Framework released earlier in 2017 not only reinforced the use of ERM as a tool to identify key risks that might jeopardize an organization’s ability to achieve financial and other objectives, it expanded on governance, strategy setting and the consideration of risk appetite.  If your risk program is focused solely on value preservation, priorities should be reviewed and re-assessed.  Value preservation is just the starting point.  While risk avoidance and mitigation might help avoid operational miscues, absent a continued focus on long-term strategy and uncertainty around that strategy, your organization will find itself growing more safe and secure, all while becoming fully irrelevant to those most dependent on its services.last_img read more

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Amy Bowling June 17, 1939 – February 5, 2020

first_imgAmy (Sebastian) Bowling, age 80, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020. Born June 17, 1939 in Breathitt County, Kentucky she was the daughter of Vicie and Seymore Sebastian.Amy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years Clarence Bowling, her son Timothy Bowling, and her brother Ray Sebastian.She is survived by her children: Debbie (Albert) Schlemmer and Randy Bowling; her grandchildren: Kristen (Kevin) Wilson, Teri (Tim) Werling, Kyle Schlemmer, Christopher Bowling, Nicholas Bowling, Brady (Savanna) Bowling and Jesse Bowling. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren: Logan Wilson, Olivia and Avery Werling, and Bradee Bowling. Amy is also survived by her sisters: Mamie (Melvin) Hill, Elizabeth Pruitt, Nancy Gerstle, Della Sollman and her brother Danny (Dawn) Sebastian.Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home (Harrison). Burial will follow immediately in Glen Haven Cemetery. After the burial, lunch will be held at Stricker’s Grove.Memorials can be made to Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more

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Newcastle confirm Kinnear role

first_imgNewcastle have confirmed the appointment of Joe Kinnear as the club’s director of football almost two days after he announced his impending arrival. Press Association The confirmation came in the form of a short statement released by the club a few minutes before midday. Significantly, it contained no comments from Pardew, the man seemingly most directly affected by the Irishman’s installation. The statement did not outline Kinnear’s responsibilities and how they will dovetail with those of Pardew and Carr, the man whose eye for a player has fuelled the Magpies’ much-vaunted transfer policy in recent years. However, Kinnear has insisted he is no threat to the current manager despite speculation that his arrival could mean the 51-year-old’s days on Tyneside could be numbered. Kinnear has, of course, already occupied the hot-seat at St James’ Park, if briefly. He was appointed, initially as interim manager, in September 2008 following Kevin Keegan’s departure, and was in charge for 26 games – he won five of them – until health problems ended his reign. Newcastle were relegated at the end of that season with Alan Shearer having been drafted in for what was a desperate and ultimately vain attempt to drag them out of trouble, and Kinnear has since absolved himself of any responsibility for that disaster. His cameo on Tyneside was nothing if not colourful, and included a foul-mouthed tirade aimed at journalists, referring to midfielder Charles N’Zogbia as ‘Charles Insomnia’ and a series of outlandish claims about transfer targets who never ended up in a black and white shirt. He took to the airwaves on Sunday evening to reveal his appointment after holding talks with owner Mike Ashley, and with the club not commenting on Monday, filled the void himself with a series of outspoken interviews. center_img The 66-year-old has signed a three-year contract and will report directly to the club’s board as the senior executive in charge of all football-related matters, with manager Alan Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr working under him. Managing director Derek Llambias said: “The board is pleased to welcome Joe back to the club. Joe has many years of experience working within the game, and this experience will be of great benefit to the club in achieving our objectives over the coming seasons.” last_img read more

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Kyrgios Withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters

first_imgAlthough Kyrgios did not give a reason for his withdrawal, it is believed he is suffering from fatigue following a busy start to the season.Last week he was part of an Australia team which beat the United States to reach the semi-finals of the Davis Cup.The Canberra-born player will now contest the Estoril Open in Portugal which starts in May.Roger Federer and Gael Monfils have already confirmed they will not be taking part in next week’s tournament in the south ofFrance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Australian Nick Kyrgios has confirmed he has delayed the start of his clay-court campaign until May.The 21-year-old made the announcement via his Twitter account on Good Friday.The news was not unexpected as it was reported earlier in the week that he was considering pulling out of the Masters Series event in Monte Carlo which begins on Sunday.last_img read more

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BSA meeting plans course of action

first_imgOn Monday, the Black Student Assembly hosted a meeting to discuss the incident at The Lorenzo Student Apartments Saturday night during which apartment security shut down the organization’s biannual SC Invite.Campaign · Ama Amoafo-Yeboah, former executive director of Black Student Assembly, encouraged members to submit negative Yelp reviews. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanAma Amoafo-Yeboah, the former executive director of BSA, led the meeting and provided tips to its members on how to respond to the Lorenzo incident, such as contacting management officials, submitting negative Yelp reviews and providing eyewitness testimonials.She went on to compare the invite to previous events hosted at The Lorenzo, such as the Queer Ally Student Assembly’s Second Chance Prom and the USC Program Board’s Globefest.“None of these organizations were treated the way we were treated,” Amoafo-Yeboah said. “[Lorenzo security] told us we were unsafe and out of control.”Questions and complaints were opened to those in attendance. One BSA member noted the absurdity of the Lorenzo’s claims.“For them to say this party was out of control, you must have been at a totally different location,” the member said.Department of Public Safety Captain Ed Palmer and DPS Community Relations Officer Kenn Whittaker were also in attendance and explained to BSA members the reason for their presence Saturday night.“As students, wherever you guys go, we’re going to be there,” Whittaker said. “If it’s USC involved, we’re going to be there. Our invested interest is you guys.”Whittaker further explained that upon arriving at the Lorenzo, per the complex’s request, he didn’t see the necessity for additional force. Captain Palmer stated that he supported BSA’s efforts in dealing with the matter, and encouraged Lorenzo to explain its actions.“You’re doing the right thing,” Palmer said. “You need to make them accountable [because] they should be. The Lorenzo would like to say they are part of the university. [President C. L. Max Nikias] had made it clear they are most assuredly not.”Amoafo-Yeboah also noted that USC Student Affairs is aware of the situation and is currently working to release a statement regarding the incident.“I wanted you guys to know the administration does care and they’re aware,” Amoafo-Yeboah said.Kwynn Butts, an executive board member of BSA, spoke with the Daily Trojan after the event and stressed the organization was emphasizing professionalism in handling the Lorenzo incident.“[The members of BSA] have an understanding that things need to be handled in a certain way and professionalism is an absolute must,” Butts said. “We want to get the facts straight, we’re not trying to cause unnecessary issues; we just want to solve the problem and go about it the right way.”last_img read more

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AFCON 2015: Toure confident ahead of Guinea clash

first_imgYaya Toure is confident that under coach Herve Renard, Ivory Coast will pick up a win in their opening CAF African Cup of Nations, Group D match against Guinea on Tuesday.The match is scheduled to get underway at 6pm at the Estadio De Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.The Elephants are certainly favourites heading into the game against Guinea and Toure insists the team are driven to succeed after continuous failures in the Afcon tournament.“Before I retire I really want to win something with my country. I am confident that Herve Renard will take us as far as possible,” said Toure.“He is someone who has a lot of experience of Africa. He is someone with lots of charisma and he knows what it takes to win.”If the Ivoirians are to succeed at the Afcon they will have to improve their defence which saw them conceded 11 goals in six matches during qualifying. Renard will be happy that they scored 13 goals in the same number of games, but aware that their defence is the reason they finished second in their qualifying group behind Cameroon.The Elephants will fancy their chances against Guinea who have failed to beat them in their last eight outings. In total, the two countries have met in 15 official matches with Guinea losing ten times, winning three and the other two ending in draws.Guinea’s last victory over Ivory Coast came in 1994. Since then they have not won a single game, but will take heart from the fact they played to a goalless draw in their most recent encounter in February 2012 in Abidjan.This will be Guinea’s 11th appearance at the Afcon and they will be hoping to come close to the form that saw them earn their best ever finish in 1976 as runners-up.Guinea qualified for Afcon 2015 after finishing second in their qualifying group behind Ghana.last_img read more

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Tua Tagovailoa draft projection: A trade, a slide and all other scenarios in the 2020 NFL Draft

first_imgTagovailoa easily could slide down the board as a result of the unknown. Aaron Rodgers slid to No. 24 in 2005. Jackson slid to No. 32 in 2018. There is no Green Room this year, but Tagovailoa might be hanging out virtually longer than usual, and that could open the door for other teams to weigh that decision.  If that happens, then anbody might take that chance on Tagovailoa. The health is one issue. Reasonable expectations for 2020, however, will be the deciding factor for those GMs.  “As long as the medically people sign off, that’s not as critical as if you go in with realistic expectations with what he’s going to do as a rookie,” Kiper said. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the most interesting quarterback prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.   Tagovailoa won a national championship and was the Heisman Trophy runner up as part of a brilliant career at Alabama where he accumulated a career passer rating of 199.4. He also dealt with knee and ankle injuries before undergoing season-ending hip surgery in 2019. With no NFL Combine or Pro Day to lean on, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper sees a unique top-10 proposition at the game’s most-important position.    “He would be the most-intriguing because of all of that, and the limited ability to see and limited knowledge with the medical with what is going on with the world and are country right now,” Kiper said on a teleconference in March.The draft-day possibilities for Tagovailoa hinge on which franchise will weigh the those risks and rewards, especially in the top 10. Here is a closer look at those scenarios:MORE: How much would it cost to trade up for Tua Tagovailoa?Tua Tagovailoa mock draftThe Dolphins have been linked to Tagovailoa in several mock drafts, including Sporting News’ seven-round mock. Miami has been searching for a franchise quarterback since Dan Marino retired, and Tagovailoa possesses the play-making ability when healthy that spark an offense that averaged just 19.1 points per game last season. Miami would be conceding that last year’s draft-day trade for Josh Rosen was a flop, but it would also allow Tagovailoa to learn for a year behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, a veteran quarterback with 14 years of experience. That fits with the expectations Kiper has for Tagovailoa as a rookie.  “I have always thought that you medically redshirt him,” Kiper said. “You let his body heal. You don’t expect him to play. Four of the top five most active winningest signal callers in the NFL right now, the guys that are active playing winningest quarterbacks, four of the five didn’t play as a rookie.” There are rumors – perhaps smoke-screens – that the Dolphins prefer Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in this spot.  Tua-to-Miami, however, remains the least-complicated scenario. The rest would generate a much-larger Twitter reaction.  Gamble on Tua? Washington and DetroitThe Redskins have the No. 2 pick, a new coach in Ron Rivera and a seemingly easy-to-submit pick with Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. That said, would Washington entertain replacing Dwayne Haskins — last year’s first-round pick — and gamble on Tagovailoa? That would be one of the riskiest picks in the NFL Draft and link Tagovailoa and Young for the remainder of their careers.  Detroit would be the other interesting pick at No. 3. The Lions are still is financially tied to veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford and do not have a sensible financial out until 2021, but the “redshirt” scenario with Tagovailoa would make sense if third-year coach Matt Patricia and the Detroit brass feel like Tagovailoa is worth that risk. Despite that, cornerback Jeff Okudah makes more sense for the Lions in this spot.  Detroit also could be one of those teams willing to trade down if a team wants Tagovailoa. There are four teams that stand out as interesting trade-up candidates if the market for Tagovailoa heats up in the first round.MORE: 8 most likely trade scenarios for the 2020 NFL DraftTua in the top 10: Three teams to watch  Los Angeles Chargers (No. 6)  The Chargers let Philip Rivers go via free agency, and as of now Tyrod Taylor is penciled in as the starter. Los Angeles likely will pursue a veteran quarterback via free agency like Cam Newton, but Tagovailoa could offer the same long-term stability at the position. The Chargers have room to swap first-round picks, but they might have to give up a middle-round pick with a team that is ahead of Miami in order to land Tagovailoa. It’s doable and should not cost too much to move up.  Carolina Panthers (No. 7)  The Panthers let Newton go and welcomed veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who signed a three-year, $63 million contract. The franchise appears tied to Bridgewater at least for the first two years of that deal, which would mean Tagovailoa likely would have to sit and wait to become a starter. Carolina would be less likely to trade up as a result, but first-year coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady might be at least interested in Tagovailoa if he falls to No. 7.  Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 9)  The Jaguars got rid of Nick Foles, and Gardner Minshew is in line to be the Week 1 starter. New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden can work with that in the short term, and Minshew did have 21 TDs and six interceptions. Tagovailoa, however, has a more-dynamic skillset and has the potential to be a franchise quarterback. Jacksonville was burned in the first round by Blaine Gabbert (2011) and to a lesser extent Blake Bortles (2014), and that might lead to some hesitancy in trading up. They do have the picks to do that, however, with two picks in Rounds 1, 4, 5 and 6. If Tagovailoa is available, then Jacksonville can put together a package deal more readily than other teams.  Every other scenario would mean a team would have to trade up into the top 10 to get Tagovailoa. That is where some of the more-popular teams come into play. This is where Tagovailoa could start trending.  MORE: How good is Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua’s younger brother?Tua outside the top 10: Three teams to watch  Dallas Cowboys (No. 17)  The Cowboys have an exclusive franchise tag on Dak Prescott, meaning they have a year to negotiate a long-term deal. Does that open the possibility that Dallas owner Jerry Jones takes Tagovailoa, who was a fan of the Cowboys growing up? It’s not impossible knowing the circumstances with which Prescott replaced former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. This would be the ultimate draft-day splash. Dallas has an extra fifth-round pick, which might help move into the top 10. The more likely bet would be if Tagovailoa slips to this spot. Remember when Jones almost drafted Johnny Manziel? Imagine if Dallas is on the clock with Tagovailoa on the board.  New England Patriots (No. 23)  Tom Brady is gone, and the Jarrett Stidham era appears to be the next step for Bill Belichick. Unless, of course, he wants to be the smartest guy in the draft room. Former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome did that with Lamar Jackson two years ago, and Belichick can get all the inside intel he needs from Alabama coach Nick Saban. One of Tagovailoa’s best attributes is his vision, and that is a big reason why Brady was successful in Belichick’s scheme for so many years. New England has three third-round picks and four sixth-round picks as part of a 12-pick stockpile. If Belichick wants to move up and make this pick, then it can happen.  Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 49)  The Steelers don’t have a first-round pick and might not have the leverage to get Tagovailoa without a first- or third-round pick. Pittsburgh does not pick until No. 49, and that might make Tagovailoa a bit risky. That said, the franchise does need to have a more-palatable plan in place for life after Ben Roethlisberger, and last year offered a sneak peek. Pittsburgh’s AFC North rivals are all set at quarterback. Baltimore has Lamar Jackson. Cleveland has Baker Mayfield, and Cincinnati will likely have Joe Burrow. Pittsburgh does need to think about the future, but they might have to wait one more year to get there.  MOCK DRAFT: What would happen if ‘Madden’ made every 2020 draft pick?Tua and a potential first-round slideKiper spells out what is the biggest deterrent to drafting Tagovailoa in the first round, especially in a year where draft preparations have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 in the United States.  “If everything would have been perfect, perfect world this year and everything would have done the way it’s always been done you still have the durability concern,” Kiper said. “Even if he’s medically-cleared and everything is OK with the hip and progress is being made and all that you have three separate injuries. Can he take hits? Can he sustain hits and still come back and be healthy from those hits?” last_img read more

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Kiefer’s a gem

first_imgAnd, it was also to see how Paul Lee was supposed to take NLEX super tyro Kiefer Ravena to school.In the end, Magnolia showed that it really belongs in the company of the elite with a 105-94 victory, clearly exposing where NLEX is weakest—in the middle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLee, and even Hotshots coach Chito Victolero, ended up praising the 6-foot Ravena.Magnolia wielded command all night, with Lee the main man who doused cold water on several NLEX rallies in the second half with timely triples that stung the Road Warriors on the way to 21 points in 24 minutes.Ravena finished with 31 points and was chiefly responsible for keeping the Road Warriors in the game as coach Yeng Guiao played him close to 33 error-free minutes.“We tried everything to stop him,” Victolero said after Ravena’s career game. “But he just kept finding ways to score. It was a good thing that we were able to limit the others (Ravena’s support cast).”Magnolia thus improved to 3-1 to trail solo leader San Miguel Beer by just half-a-game, while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-2 and are left to pick up the pieces after a second straight defeat. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Galedo nabs PH team slot Magnolia versus NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night was not just about the Hotshots and the Road Warriors colliding for solo second place in the elimination round.It was also to see how ready the Hotshots are to challenge the big guns in the tournament, and also to see if the Road Warriors, considering that they were clashing with a heavyweight for the first time, were worthy of their pre-tournament tag as title threats.ADVERTISEMENT “Napakagaling na bata (He’s a really outstanding kid),” Lee later said of Ravena. “He really has the talent and he did that (31 points) even with our defense trained on him the entire game.”Guiao saw the enormous talent in Ravena, who came out of college as a swingman but has made the transition to the point with ease.“Kiefer played a great [offensive] game, but that’s not our style of play,” Guiao said. “We don’t want one player taking over offensively and carry us on his shoulders.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more