Former Nevada Governor takes up MGM Resorts role

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Former Nevada Governor takes up MGM Resorts role Email Address Topics: Casino & games 9th January 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Asia Japancenter_img Casino & games Brian Sandoval joins casino giant as president of global gaming development, focused on Japanese and sports betting markets Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Brian Sandoval, the Governor of Nevada from 2011 to January this year, is to join MGM Resorts International as president of global gaming development.In his new position, Sandoval (pictured) has been tasked with driving the operator’s global expansion efforts, in particular in Japan. He will also work on state public policy efforts related to sports betting to help MGM consolidate its position in the emerging US wagering market.“Few leaders are as widely respected, accomplished and knowledgeable as Brian Sandoval, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him as part of the MGM family,” MGM Resorts chairman and chief executive Jim Murren said. “Governor Sandoval brings an unparalleled level of skill, leadership and experience to the company, and we will benefit greatly from his in-depth expertise in gaming, public policy and economic development.”Sandoval joins MGM after completing two terms as Nevada governor on January 7 this year, having previously served as a federal district judge and Attorney General of the state. He also served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, becoming the regulator’s youngest chairman at the age of 35 in 1999.“As I return to the private sector for the first time in over 20 years, finding the right professional opportunity to best suit my experience as a former legislator, gaming regulator, Attorney General, federal judge and Governor was important to me,” Sandoval explained. “MGM Resorts is a global leader in gaming and entertainment, and I look forward to joining the MGM team led by Jim Murren, someone who I greatly respect.“Jim has formed critical relationships in Japan and in sports, and I look forward to building upon this strong foundation.”As a result of Sandoval’s appointment, MGM Resorts president Bill Hornbuckle will shift to take charge of global casino marketing. He has been tasked with leveraging the operator’s assets around the world to drive revenue growth, especially from its Macau properties.Murren said that Hornbuckle had a proven record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to engage customers, as well as increasing revenue and creating value for the business“We are pleased that, with the recent launch of MGM 2020, a business operations and digital transformation program, Bill can enhance his focus on the vital role of leading global casino marketing so we can expand our market share in Las Vegas and abroad,” he said.Hornbuckle added: “This is an exciting time for MGM Resorts as we continue to expand our gaming operations around the world while simultaneously transforming the company through MGM 2020.“I look forward to leveraging our global operations and harnessing the power of new digital tools to deliver on our strategic objectives, capture market share and grow revenue.”Image: Facebooklast_img read more

Two more operators commit to NI FOBT stake cut

first_imgLegal & compliance Three of Northern Ireland’s biggest betting shop operators have now voluntarily agreed to reduce the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to just £2. Regions: UK & Ireland 24th January 2019 | By contenteditor Two more operators commit to NI FOBT stake cut Three of Northern Ireland’s largest betting shop operators have now voluntarily agreed to reduce the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.Paddy Power and William Hill have followed Ladbrokes by choosing to match the reduction that is legally required in England, Scotland and Wales from April 1.While the rest of the UK is bound to bring FOBT maximum stakes down from £100 thanks to legislation passed at the end of 2018, Northern Ireland’s gambling industry is regulated by the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and not the Gambling Act 2005.The move by William Hill and Paddy Power was praised by Belfast City councillor John Kyle, who has called on the three other major betting shop operators in Northern Ireland to follow suit.“I’m delighted to say that in Northern Ireland, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill have said they will reduce the maximum stake from £100 to £2,” said Kyle.“It just remains for Sean Graham, McLeans and Toals to follow suit,” he continued. “I would like them to show social responsibility by following the example of Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power and voluntarily reducing the maximum stake to £2.“That would be a really responsible move and it would reduce significantly the damage that gambling addiction can do to individuals, families and communities.” understands Sean Graham, McLeans and Toals could each commit to reducing the maximum stake by the end of this week.Both Paddy Power and William Hill confirmed that the change will be in place from April.“We supported the stake reduction in the UK so think proactively applying it in Northern Ireland is the right thing to do,” a Paddy Power spokesperson told this month, Belfast City Council passed a motion proposed by Cllr Kyle calling on betting companies operating in Northern Ireland to “follow the decision of Ladbrokes to voluntarily reduce the stakes on FOBT machines in this jurisdiction, in line with the rest of the UK.”The council has also called on the Department of Health to review the support given to individuals suffering from gambling addiction and called for the creation of a dedicated service to address this addiction. The council is to ask the Department of Health and Department for Communities to meet with an All-Party delegation from Belfast City Council to discuss support for individuals suffering from gambling addiction and the status of FOBTs.In May 2017, the Department for Communities published a survey, which found a problem gambling prevalence rate of 2.3% in Northern Ireland, a rate over four times higher than in England.In October 2018, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond said in his Autumn Budget statement that the FOBT maximum stake limit would be effective from October 2019, alongside a 6% increase in Remote Gaming Duty.However, this led to sports Minister Tracey Crouch resigning in protest at the proposed date, and prompted a cross-party rebellion in the House of Commons to push for implementation in April, forcing the government into a U-turn. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

ICC Test Rankings: India top table; Kohli falls, Bumrah gains

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business India has emerged atop the ICC Test World Championship points table after the series against host West Indies. But captain Virat Kohli has slipped behind Australia’s Steve Smith in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after the second Test against the West Indies, won by India yesterday (Monday).But, hat-trick man Jaspreet Bumrah has attains highest rating points by an Indian seamer since 1981. 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OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickKohli’s scores of 76 and zero in Kingston were not enough for him to hold on to the top ranking, which he had attained in August 2018 during India’s tour of England with 593 runs form five Tests, emerging the player of the series jointly with England all-rounder Sam Curran.Kohli is now one point behind Smith at 903 rating points, with the former Australia captain having the opportunity to consolidate his position in the remaining two matches of the ongoing Ashes series and move towards his career best of 947 rating points, the second best ever after Don Bradman’s 961.Also Read: ICC Test Rankings: Stokes, Bumrah make big stridesSmith had topped the table for the first time in June 2015. He has been at the top for 141 Tests, the third most in history after Gary Sobers and Viv Richards.India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s scores of 24 and 64 not out have lifted him four places to seventh position, the first time since August 2017 that he is in the top 10. Hanuma Vihari has gained 40 places to reach 30th position after knocks of 111 and 53 not out that won him the player of the match award as India completed a 2-0 win in the two-match series, ICC has confirmed in a Press release.Bumrah, who became the third Indian after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to take a Test hat-trick during his first innings haul of six for 27, has moved to a career-best third position from seventh before this match. His tally of 835 rating points is the highest by an India seamer since Kapil Dev in February 1981.For the West Indies, captain Jason Holder has moved from 11th to fourth after his six scalps that included a five-wicket haul in the first innings while Kraigg Brathwaite has also gained two spots to move to 93rd in the bowlers’ list.Among their batsmen, Shimron Hetmyer has gained one spot to reach 48th position while Jermaine Blackwood, who came in as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo, has re-entered the rankings in 78th position after scoring 38 runs in West Indies’ second innings.ICC World Test Championship: India’s win in both Tests sees them atop the ICC World Test Championship standings with 120 points as they garnered maximum points available for a series in the nine-team competition, which was launched last month to add context to the longest format of the game.Sri Lanka and New Zealand, who drew their recent two-match series 1-1, are on 60 points each while England and Australia are on 32 each after three completed Tests of their five-match Ashes series. With 48 points still at stake in the series, either of the side can rise up to 80 points by winning the next two matches.The points in the WTC are evenly distributed over the number of matches in a series (two to five), which were decided by the Member countries as per their bilateral agreements. Thus, the points can vary from 60 for each match of a two-Test series to 24 for each match of a five-Test series.Also Read: Competition in Test cricket is up two-folds, says KohliThe top two teams of the championship, which also features Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Africa, will be played in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned the World Test Champions.ICC Test Player Rankings (as of September 2, after the Kingston Test):Batsmen (top 10): 1. Steve Smith (Aus, 904); 2. Virat Kohli (Ind, 903); 3. K Williamson (NZ, 878); Cheteswar Pujara (Ind, 825); 5. Henry Nicholls (NZ, 749); 6. Joe Root (Eng, 726); 7. A Rahane (Ind, 725); 8. Tom Latham (NZ, 724); 9. D Karunaratne (SL, 723); 10. Aiden Markram (SA, 719).Other selected Rankings: 30. Hanuma Vihari (Ind, 601).Bowlers (top 10): 1. Pat Cummins (Aus, 908); 2. K Rabada (SA, 851); 3. Jaspreet Bumrah (Ind, 835); 4. James Anderson (Eng, 814); and Jason Holder (WI, 814); 6. V Philander (SA,         813); 7. Trent Boult (NZ, 795): 8. Neil Wagner (NZ, 785); 9. Kemar Roach (WI, 780); 10. M Abbas (Pak, 770).All-rounders (top five): Jason Holder (WI, 472); 2. Ben Stokes (Eng, 411); 3. S Al Hasan (Ban, 399); 4. R Jadeja (Ind, 389) and 5. V Philander (SA, 326).Also Read: It will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy: Akhtarlast_img read more

Caudan Development Ltd ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgCaudan Development Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is it worth buying BP and easyJet shares now that they’re cheap?

first_imgIs it worth buying BP and easyJet shares now that they’re cheap? Andy Ross | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 | More on: BP EZJ Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The March stock market crash still means the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are lower than they were at the start of the year. Does that mean that, even with the more recent recovery, there are still cheap shares out there for savvy long-term investors to buy, hold and profit from?Perhaps. One company that will be on many investors’ radar is oil major BP (LSE: BP). Its share price has fallen heavily.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The peril of BP’s cheap shares Analysts are warning that BP  may have to cut its dividend. That’s hardly surprising given that its peer Shell has already taken that move.Adding to the bleak picture is the possibility of massive writedowns and the falling oil price. Debt has also been rising over the last two years. There can be little doubt in my mind that investing in these cheap shares is a risk and would likely be a rollercoaster ride.Yet from an income perspective I think that even if the dividend is reset – maybe a third lower – there would still be a high dividend yield. So it could be one to consider for income investors. I’d suggest though it would be better to buy after an official announcement of a dividend cut – assuming of course that’s what management does. Then the picture will then be much clearer.Overall, I’m not keen on these particular cheap shares, despite the price having fallen by over 33% so far this year. And despite it having a dividend yield (for now) of over 10%. The shares seem speculative and the long-term structural decline if the industry means I don’t see huge growth from the share price.easyJet share price tumbledSo are there any better cheap shares among the crash’s big fallers? Shares in easyJet (LSE: EZJ) have fallen even further than BP’s. The share price is down 44% during 2020 so far. Obviously coronavirus is the biggest driver of the fall.Airlines have been battered by the pandemic and look to many to be on the ropes. But I feel they face fewer structural problems than the oil producers. Pre-coronavirus the picture looked decent with air travel expected to grow strongly. That’s now changed for a while, hence the lower share price.Overall, easyJet has a strong brand, a large presence in budget travel and strong sales distribution channels. How often do you end up travelling on easyJet just because it’s the cheapest option?The arguments with founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou at the board level over the purchasing of more aircraft have been a distraction. An unwelcome one I’d imagine for most existing investors, especially at a difficult time for the company.However, I expect easyJet to make it through this crisis and in the coming years for air travel, to get back to operating in a more normal environment. I think once that happens, the share price will substantially recover and potentially have a lot of upside from where it currently is. It’ll require patience though.  In my view however, I think the shares look cheap and are worth buying. I may even add some of these cheap shares to a SIPP and tuck them away for a few years.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Final match for Krause in Ospreys clash

first_img Last hoorah for Gareth KrauseAironi head coach Rowland Phillips has named the team that will face Ospreys on Friday evening in the team’s the final match of the season. Ospreys will be looking to extend their season by catching a crucial win that can qualify the Magners League champions to the play offs.The biggest news in the Aironi line-up is in the back row, where the suspension of Nick Williams (who has collected his third yellow card of the season) has forced the coaching staff to shift Gareth Krause to No 8. It will be the final match of the South African’s career, as he announced his retirement last month.Josh Sole takes the openside flanker spot, with the young Joshua Furno moving from the second row to the blindside. The pack is completed by an experienced second row of Internationals Marco Bortolami and Quintin Geldenhuys, while the front row sees Fabio Staibano and Alberto De Marchi at props, with Luigi Ferraro hooking.Tito Tebaldi and James Marshall are again partnered at half back with Gabriel Pizarro and Gilberto Pavan together in midfield . Horacio San Martin will play at fullback with Danwel Demas and Matteo Pratichetti on the wings.“This game represents the opportunity to play against the best team – on the papers – of the entire Magners League and one of the best in the European rugby. It’s another chance to match against some top players, but also the opportunity to play again a big role in this season”, said Aironi head coach Rowland Phillips. “What I want to see from my team is the will to show once again how we grow up mentally during the season, staying concentrate for the whole game and using our structures to play a good rugby. First parts of a process we will continue in the next season”.“You look at the Ospreys squad and you can see some of the best players in the world. What amazes me is how they struggled during the season both in the Magners League and in the Heineken Cup, where they failed to qualify for the knock-out stage”. AIRONI starting XV:15 Horacio San Martin14 Matteo Pratichetti13 Gilberto Pavan12 Gabriel Pizarro11 Danwel Demas10 James Marshall9 Tito Tebaldi8 Gareth Krause7 Josh Sole6 Joshua Furno5 Quintin Geldenhuys (cap)4 Marco Bortolami3 Fabio Staibano2 Luigi Ferraro1 Alberto De Marchi.Replacements: 16 Fabio Ongaro17 Andrea De Marchi18 Luca Redolfini19 George Biagi20 Nicola Cattina21 Pablo Canavosio22 Giulio Toniolatti23 Riccardo Bocchino LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – MARCH 04: Gareth Krause of Aironi Rugby during the Magners League match between Ulster and Aironi at Ravenhill on March 04, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images for Aironi)last_img read more

Syrian Americans say ‘No!’ to U.S. war on their country

first_imgA significant turnout of nearly 1,000 anti-war demonstrators, most from the Syrian-American community, marched in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, the day that the U.S. Congress reconvened and the day before President Barack Obama withdrew the war resolution against Syria. The first topic on Congress’ agenda was to discuss the resolution giving the executive authority to bomb Syria. This was the last thing wanted by many of the Syrian-origin people living in the U.S., and so they came to protest.While the Syrian American Forum had called the demonstration and organized nine buses from different parts of the country, many of the participants were not members of that group but came as individuals or in other organizations. Their motivation was to stop the illegal and destructive U.S. attack on their country.Chanting was dominated by the slogans “USA/NATO, hands off Syria,” “No war on Syria” and other anti-war slogans. Many people carried Syrian flags. The presence of so many Syrians showed that not only does the U.S. population in general want to stop U.S. involvement, but so do Syrian Americans and, by extension, so do most of the people in Syria.The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta took its message of “No War on Syria” to the pedestrian-friendly downtown square of Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta, on Sept. 14. The large signs and sound of whistles blowing attracted the attention and support of drivers in passing cars and those walking by, who were overwhelmingly against an attack on Syria. Many expressed doubt that government officials were telling the truth about Syria.The United National Antiwar Coalition and Dianne Mathiowetz contributed to this article, which John Catalinotto edited.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horned Frogs in desperate need of a bounce-back win against Iowa State

first_img Previous article“The end of the f***ing world” soon to be Netflix’s next big thingNext articleHoroscope: January 17, 2018 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Twitter Facebook Robbie Vaglio ReddIt TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) works against Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson) TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed What to watch during quarantine Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Robbie Vaglio printTCU will look to snap a three-game losing skid when they host the Iowa State Cyclones Wednesday night in Schollmaier Arena.The Horned Frogs will enter Wednesday’s contest with a less-than-impressive 1-4 record in Big 12 action. The record does not show the Frogs cannot compete in the league; however, a top-heavy conference slate proved costly.TCU’s first five Big 12 contests have featured some of the best talents in the nation.Trae Young, arguably the nation’s best player, is in the rear-view mirror now that the Horned Frogs have faced the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners twice. The Sooner point guard is averaging an NCAA-best 30 points and 10 assists per game as a freshman and totaled 43 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in his final match up with the Horned Frogs.TCU also faced the No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks, the Texas Longhorns in Austin and the Baylor Bears, who fell to the Horned Frogs for TCU’s lone conference win of the young season.“We played well against a really good team at their place,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said in response to TCU’s loss at Oklahoma. “It wasn’t like they didn’t play bad, we played at a high level. We came up short and that’s happened in four of our five games. That’s the way the league is.”Throughout the four conference losses, Dixon and TCU guard Desmond Bane know the team must finish better for their dreams of playing in the NCAA tournament to become a reality.“Every game except the one we won, we were ahead with four minutes left, and the one we were down was the one we won,” Dixon said.Essentially, there’s no real trend to pinpoint when trying to diagnose the symptom of TCU’s conference woes.“Even the game we won was a close game in overtime,” Bane said. “In this league, the games are decided by a few points, whether its an offensive rebound we allow early in the game or not getting back on transition defense. We just need to be locked-in the whole game.”TCU head coach Jamie Dixon reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)Frogs continue to receive national respectWhile losing, Dixon’s squad have fallen in a winning effort. In TCU’s 1-4 start to conference play, all four losses have come by a combined 11 points, with two losses coming by the hands of the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners and one to the No. 10 Jayhawks.With three consecutive losses, the AP committee continues to see glimpses of potential in TCU’s future as the Horned Frogs were ranked in the AP Poll for the eighth-consecutive week, dropping from No. 16 to No. 24 this week.“There are 351 teams and a lot of them would like to be where we’re at,” Dixon said.Bane said being ranked shows that the nation continues to respect the Horned Frogs for their previous successes.“We beat Baylor on the road in overtime,” Bane said. “We played a good non-conference schedule and we beat some good teams in Nevada and SMU. It speaks highly of what we’ve done. I think everyone knows how good we are and how good we can be.”Best conference in the nation?Dixon has experience coaching in some of the best leagues in the country. As head coach at Pittsburgh, Dixon coached in the Big East during its prime and the ACC, perennially at the top of the nation.In 2011, 11 out of 16 teams in the Big East qualified for the NCAA Tournament, the first time in the history of the sport that it has ever been accomplished. Three squads earned No. 1 seeds and Dixon continues to compare this year’s Big 12 to the Big East’s dominance.“There’s no doubt,” Dixon said. “It’s looking like this year’s league is even better from top to bottom.”Horned Frogs remain positive during skidDespite the losses, Dixon remains confident in his team’s ability to compete in the conference.“I feel good about the team we are,” Dixon said. “There are no doubts in my mind about our team.”A loss in basketball is not the end of the world, unlike football. Dixon and the Frogs understand that and look to improve from the few bumps in the road they have encountered.“People lose, but it’s more about how you respond to that loss,” Dixon said. “How you handle losses is a big part of it. I was impressed with how we responded and how we played, but we know what we have to get better at at the same time.”If the Horned Frogs continue to improve at the rate they’ve been on, there’s a belief that the results will come.“I feel good going forward,” Dixon said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.”His players echoed his mindset.“It’s frustrating,” Bane said. “We are a close group, so we are sticking to what we do, listening to coach’s plan and trusting in him. We believe we’re going to get it done.”Health concerns force lineup changesDixon flipped the starting lineups before TCU’s matchup against Oklahoma. The Frogs had ridden with a consistent starting lineup of Jaylen Fisher, Bane, Kenrich Williams, Vlad Brodziansky and J.D. Miller, but faced the Sooners with a new look.Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) defends TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas won 88-84. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)Kouat Noi started in place of Miller and Alex Robinson started in Bane’s place.Dixon said that health was a factor in the lineup changes as he said he played Desmond Bane too many minutes (27), while the guard was dealing with a leg injury, but that the power forward switch between Noi and Miller simply boiled down to an attempt to start faster.“One gives us a little better defense while the other gives us better shooting,” Dixon said. “Three games in a row we have gotten off to a really slow start, so this was a way to address that.”Up nextThe Horned Frogs will face another explosive freshman guard during Wednesday’s matchup against Iowa State.Lindell Wiggington, the reigning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, is entering Fort Worth coming off a career-high 30-point effort against the Baylor Bears and a 27-point outing against Kansas, so there’s no doubt the freshman will test the Frogs’ vulnerable defense that allows the second-most points in the Big 12, 78.1 points per game. Wiggington averages a team-best 16.5 points per game.Dixon compares the Cyclones to the Sooners.“They’re very similar,” Dixon said. “Both have good guards, not as big of an interior that we have faced, but they’re a team coming off a win and a team that can really score the basketball.”While Iowa State is currently ranked last in the conference, Dixon  said he respects the depth of the conference and refuses to overlook the Cyclones.Bane said looks for his teammates to play as a unit down to close out victories.“We just need to play together and play for each other,” Bane said. “We need to continue to play tough. There are no nights off in this league. Every night you’re in a battle, so we need to bring it every night and be ready to finish games down the stretch.”Tipoff against the Cyclones is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Facebook + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Mohamed Ali Al-Aradi arrested

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People in Donegal urged to support relief efforts in Nepal

first_imgInternational volunteers and charities are on their way to Nepal following yesterday’s earthquake which has left more than 2-thousand people dead.17 people have also been killed following a 6.7-magnitude aftershock which triggered more avalanches on Mount Everest.50 Irish citizens are understood to have been caught up in the incident.Officials in Nepal are urging nations to send aid in the wake of the disaster – the worst the area has seen in more than 80 years.Speaking to Highland Radio News Eoghan Rice from Trócaire is appealing to the people of Donegal to donate what they can:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDonegal All County League ResultsNext articleKris Meeke & Paul Nagle win Rally Argentina admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img By admin – April 26, 2015 WhatsApp People in Donegal urged to support relief efforts in Nepal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more