Dave Matthews Band Releases Two Legendary TRAX Recordings From Early Career

first_imgAfter celebrating their 25th anniversary with an archival recording from their first ever live performance, Dave Matthews Band presents a few more rare recordings from their hometown TRAX venue in Charlottesville, VA. Currently available for download is a special February 22 of 1994 show that marks their last performance at the venue, a place they frequently played in the years prior. Picking through hits like “Typical Situation,” “True Reflections,” and “Jimi Thing” makes this 17-track throwback collection an exciting release for DMB fans, and marks a pivotal moment as the beginning of the band’s extensive touring career. You can purchase the 2/22/94 show here.Also released for listen is a recording from November 11, 1992 of “Help Myself,” which when performed then was called “Desperate Hours.” According to the band’s Facebook page, “By November 1992, Dave Matthews Band had been performing together for just over a year. While the band had consistently made board tapes of their weekly Trax appearances, this show, recorded by John Alagia, is the very first live DMB multitrack recording.” You can stream “Help Myself” and pre-order the full show here.last_img read more

“Walking While Black” Documentary To Be Screened In Jamestown This Week

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) “Walking While Black” Documentary poster. Image by WalkingWhileBlackTheMovie.com.JAMESTOWN – A local Jamestown church will be hosting a public screening of the “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” documentary this week.The documentary explores the challenges law enforcement faces while policing in communities of color.Featuring interviews with peace officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film works to offer an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling and heal our communitiesThe film was produced for audiences to engage in conversations to improve police-community relations, teach anti-racism, and help people to learn how to love each other. The screening will take place Friday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Zion Covenant Church at 520 E. Fairmount Ave.The on-site viewing will accommodate 100 people, individuals are also able to view via a zoom link as well.Register for either online or in-person viewing on the Zion Covenant Church website www.zioncov.org or call the church at (716) 488-9310.The viewing is hosted in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Sheriff Department.last_img read more

Peru: Uniting against Drug Trafficking

first_imgBy Dialogo October 01, 2012 Peru’s President Ollanta Humala, above, speaks at the opening of the International Anti-Drug Conference in Lima, Peru, on June 25, 2012. Sixty-eight countries and 10 international organizations gathered to discuss efforts to unite against drug trafficking. President Humala said that a collaborative approach is required to identify and neutralize cocaine trafficking routes. “It is important that we do not speak about consumer and producer countries, a perspective that has not brought us success,” he told attendees. “All countries must come together and search for ways to cooperate, exchange technical assistance and share successful experiences.” Brazil’s ambassador to Peru, Carlos Lazary Teixeira, proposed that in addition to bilateral cooperation and exchanges, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) could also play a role. Peru is the world’s leading cocaine producer with an estimated yield of 325 tons per year, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The majority is trafficked to Europe, with only 4 percent reaching the U.S. At the conference, Peru and the European Union negotiated an agreement, worth 34 million euros ($42,649,600), that will help Peru implement its 2012-2016 Anti-Drug Strategy. It involves a series of programs targeting drug production, trafficking, consumption and related crimes. Sources: www.larepublica.pe, www.elmundo.eslast_img read more

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Chest Saved by Surgery by: – November 22, 2012 Sharecenter_img Audrina Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body. (ABC News)Five weeks ago, Audrina Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body. The condition is usually fatal. But Audrina has survived, and doctors are hopeful after they performed surgery to tuck her heart back where it belongs.Audrina had a rare congenital malformation known as “ectopia cordis,” where the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside the chest. Audrina was born on Oct. 15 with her heart exposed.Eight babies out of every million are born with her condition and 90 percent of the eight are either stillborn or die within the first three days of life.A statement by Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where Audrina was born and operated on, said that on Oct. 16 “a multidisciplinary team of surgeons at Texas Children’s saved Audrina’s life during a miraculous six hour open-heart surgery where they reconstructed her chest cavity to make space for the one-third of her heart that was outside of her body.”Audrina’s mother, Ashley Cardenas of Odessa, Texas, told ABCNews.com she learned of the baby’s condition when she was 16 weeks pregnant.“I was told that it is a very rare condition and that the survival rates are really low and that if she did survive they don’t know what kind of life she will have,” she said.“They gave me the option to terminate the pregnancy, continue with the pregnancy and do something called comfort care at the time of delivery, where instead of doing anything painful to her or do surgery they let you spend as much time with her until she passes, or opt for a high-risk surgery to help repair the heart,” said Cardenas.Cardenas decided to carry on with the pregnancy despite low chances of Audrina’s survival.“As soon as I made my decision to continue with the pregnancy, the physicians in Midland referred me to Texas Children’s Hospital where a team of miracle workers provided the specialized treatment and care my baby and I both needed,” she said.“This risky operation on such an uncommon condition required specialists from a variety of care teams including cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery and general pediatric surgery,” Dr. Charles D. Fraser, surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) told ABCNews.com.“I have only seen this condition a few times in my career and these are always very tricky cases; in fact, many of these babies do not survive … Audrina is a true fighter and we are so excited that this was a good outcome,” he said.“She’s a fortunate child to have gotten through difficult circumstances. She is a very strong baby and is also fortunate because her other systems are normal,” said Dr. Fraser, who added that it was promising that she still is showing improvements.“We’re not definitive about her prognosis, but so far, so good. We are very optimistic about the long-term prognosis. The baby will probably have to have operations in the future. Her sternum is about half formed but these are things we can deal with,” said Fraser.“Despite Audrina’s misplaced heart, she was born with no other syndromes or genetic conditions that would cause additional stress or complications on her heart,” Dr. Carolyn Altman, a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at BCM, told ABCNews.com.Dr. Larry Hollier, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s, played a key role in the surgery. “After reducing the heart into the chest we needed to mobilize the surrounding soft skin tissue to cover the heart itself to get it back in,” he said when explaining his part of the surgery.Audrina is still at Texas Children’s for an open-ended stay, said Dr. Fraser. “It would be a great blessing if she can celebrate Christmas with all of us at home,” said Audrina’s mother. “I want to tell the team at the hospital, ‘Thank you for everything.’ If it wasn’t for them and the grace of God she wouldn’t be here,” she said.By DINA ABOU SALEM, ABC News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Windies sink Ireland

first_imgHalf-centuries from openers Dwayne Smith and Kieran Powell saw the West Indies beat Ireland by four wickets in Sunday’s one-day international at Sabina Park in Kingston. Press Association Ireland, who fell just short of beating the West Indies in the second Twenty20 international between the nations earlier this week, reached 202 all out with Gary Wilson scoring 62 runs off 96 balls. Stuart Thompson (33) was also in good touch but three-wicket hauls from Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder stopped Ireland from setting a bigger target. center_img The hosts chased victory without loss until the 17th over, which saw Smith become one of Thompson’s two victims – he also did for Darren Bravo – after he had smashed 55 runs off only 53 deliveries including five fours and three sixes. Edwards reached 57 before falling to Paul Stirling, leaving Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels to shepherd the West Indies to victory, the latter smashing a huge six over long-off to end the match with 13 overs remaining. The series victory over Ireland will give the West Indies a confidence boost with the first of three ODIs against England set to take place in Antigua on Friday. last_img read more

London Spitfire partner with the UK’s Code Red

first_imgLondon Spitfire, the only Overwatch League franchise affiliated with the UK, today announced a partnership with the nation’s local esports agency, Code Red Esports.The move will see Code Red take a leading role in helping London Spitfire set up in the UK, including providing assistance with a move into new headquarters in England’s capital city.The agency will also lend its expertise to developing local partnerships for the brand, and will spearhead a series of local functions, from viewing parties to official Overwatch amateur events.Code Red, who operate under the tutelage of their Managing Director and esports icon Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, will provide a pivotal point of contact with the local community. Paul described how the company was ‘thrilled’ to be able to assist with the franchise’s development, and insisted they are “excited by what the team and the project can do for UK esports.`”“From a performance perspective, the team are already primed to do great things in the league with a phenomenal squad of players,” he said, “but that is only one part of the picture and Code Red will focus on bringing esports and Overwatch to London and the rest of Britain.”“We can’t wait to share some of the exciting plans we have for UK esports players and fans.”At Esports Insider, we’ve previously been vocal about the Overwatch League’s attempts (or lack thereof) to connect with their regional communities: just days ago, our own Londoner Ollie Ring was lamenting the Spitfire’s lacklustre local links.However, with this collaboration, London Spitfire are prettily poised to make a real home out of their namesake. With today’s announcement comes affirmation that initial plans for the Spitfire’s home arena for future Overwatch League fixtures are already in development. That will see the brand open a viewing venue, retail outlet, and areas for fans to congregate, as well as securing housing and practice areas for the team.Cloud9 Esports’ owner Dan Fiden, who is also President of London Spitfire, was full of praise for the agency. “We could not have found a better partner for our London franchise than the passionate and committed Code Red team,” he said. “We are determined that London Spitfire becomes a team British Overwatch fans can be proud of and it was imperative for us to partner with an agency with an unparalleled understanding of and history within the British esports community.”Esports Insider says: What a fantastic move for the team to take: this collaboration promises that London Spitfire can truly be a brand for Brits to get behind. If the team can use Code Red to make good on their plans, there will be a real appeal to sway the local fan base into getting behind the organisation.last_img

College football 2019 coach rankings: Nick Saban still No. 1, but Dabo Swinney closing gap

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/d9/josh-heupel-010918-getty-ftr_16eoytxpafkbgzkidc4j7tk4l.jpg?t=861150592&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Preseason rankings, bowl projections, All-Americans and moreHow does SN rank those coaches? How did we rank the entire 130-coach field? We look at career accomplishments, taking into account what they’ve achieved in recent years. When it got tight, we picked the coach we’d take in a head-to-head matchup. It’s not a perfect science, but it’s our science and we’re sticking to it.The Big Ten led the way with seven coaches in our top 25, followed by the SEC with six. The Big 12 has five top-25 coaches. The Pac-12 had four, and the ACC has two.Here are Sporting News’ top coach rankings ahead of 2019 (last year’s rankings in parentheses):130. Walt Bell, Massachusetts (NR)129. Will Healy, Charlotte (NR)128. Brent Brennan, San Jose State (126)127. Mike Houston, East Carolina (NR)126. Tom Arth, Akron (NR)125. Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green (NR)124. Dana Dimel, UTEP (128)123. Mike Bloomgren, Rice (127)122. Sean Lewis, Kent State, (129)121. Steve Campbell, South Alabama (130)120. Mike Neu, Ball State, (122)119. Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois (NR)118. Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky (NR) 117. Tony Sanchez, UNLV (112)116. Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina (107)115. Randy Edsall, Connecticut (97)114. Shawn Elliott, Georgia State (98)113. Doug Martin, New Mexico State (104)112. Eliah Drinkwitz, Appalachian State (NR)111. Matt Viator, Louisiana-Monroe (115)110. Jake Spavital, Texas State (NR)109. Philip Montgomery, Tulsa (95)108. Frank Wilson, UTSA (103)107. Tim Lester, Western Michigan (102) Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/bd/eb/tim-lester-060202-getty-ftrjpg_18eoyxaskmybu1pr4wyfkrl58i.jpg?t=758247915&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4b/4f/jim-harbaugh-112418-getty-ftr_rkshqlo6lhby11910fr8k9kzi.jpg?t=1213692455&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d6/6/dabo-swinney-010819-getty-ftr_e5ai1ledib641l9go037d21qc.jpg?t=773136720&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cb/af/mike-leach-091111-getty-ftrjpg_2erlaizpjlqe1ohew1zneg7e5.jpg?t=755487275&w=500&quality=80 Record: 12-13Lowdown: Despite a late-season slide, Lester led the Broncos to a 7-6 record and a bowl appearance, and WMU will be a trendy pick to take the next step in the MAC this season. Lester is on the right track at his alma mater.MORE: Top 25 quarterback for 2019106. Bob Davie, New Mexico (102)105. Mike Bobo, Colorado State (88)104. Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) (105)103. Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion (94)102. Chip Lindsey, Troy (NR)101. Gary Andersen, Utah State (NR)100. Sonny Dykes, SMU (101)99. Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan (106)98. Jay Hopson, Southern Miss (91)97. Nick Rolovich, Hawaii (113)96. Billy Napier, Louisiana (124)95. Willie Fritz, Tulane (108)94. Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern (125)93. Jay Norvell, Nevada (121)92. Troy Calhoun, Air Force (76)91. Craig Bohl, Wyoming (80)90. Chris Ash, Rutgers (83)89. Rod Carey, Temple (92)88. Lovie Smith, Illinois (84)87. Blake Anderson, Arkansas State (75)86. Lance Leipold, Buffalo (109)85. Kalani Sitake, BYU (85)84. Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech (78)83. Doc Holliday, Marshall (74)82. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic (43)81. Jim McElwain, Central Michigan (89)80. Hugh Freeze, Liberty (NR) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/42/gus-malzahn-112417-getty-ftrjpg_m0v4xkvirjwd1pckheyyv35hm.jpg?t=-259315841&w=500&quality=80 Last year: 29 (+12)Record: 133-83 (49-40 at Washington State)Lowdown: Leach has it trending in the right direction in Pullman with 20 wins over the last two seasons. He’s the most quotable coach in college football, and the system continues to produce prolific results. A 1-6 record in the Apple Cup, however, is a blemish on this resume.No. 16: Paul Chryst, WisconsinLast year: 14 (-2)Record: 61-31 (42-12 at Wisconsin)Lowdown: The Badgers had an off year, but they are 32-9 under Chryst the last three seasons. That’s the fifth-best record among Power 5 coaches. He has stuck with the values that have made Wisconsin a Big Ten power for a quarter-century. If the Badgers can throw the ball more effectively, then that long-awaited Playoff appearances could follow.No. 15: Ed Orgeron, LSULast year: 36 (+21)Record: 41-36 (25-9 at LSU)Lowdown: What a difference a year makes for Coach O. He went from the hot seat to a New Year’s Day Six victory. There are good vibes around Baton Rouge now, but the Alabama challenge still stands. The Tigers won five games against ranked teams last season, and Orgeron isn’t one to back away from more challenges.No. 14: James Franklin, Penn StateLast year: 12 (-2)Record: 69-36 (45-21)Lowdown: Franklin has upgraded the talent at Penn State, but the Nittany Lions’ seasons have turned the last two years after tough losses to Ohio State. Franklin does have a Big Ten championship and the Nittany Lions have flirted with the Playoff, but a 3-12 record against Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State the last five years cannot be ignored.No. 13: Mark Dantonio, Michigan StateLast year: 9 (-4)Record: 125-68 (107-51 at Michigan State)Lowdown: Dantonio has maintained stability in East Lansing, and the Spartans return a strong defense in 2019 that should be able to compete for another Big Ten championship. That said, Michigan State is 20-18 since making the College Football Playoff, and that includes a 1-5 record against Michigan and Ohio State.No. 12: Gary Patterson, TCULast year: 8 (-4)Record: 167-63Lowdown: Patterson has built the TCU program through every step, and the Horned Frogs remain Big 12 contenders and bowl regulars. That might not be enough with Texas and Oklahoma on the rise under young coaches. TCU is 24-16 the last three seasons, a winning percentage of .600. That knocks Patterson out of the top 10.No. 11: David Shaw, StanfordLast year: 10 (-1)Record: 82-26Lowdown: Shaw has maintained high-level success at Stanford, but the Cardinal slipped behind Washington and Washington State last year and are coming off back-to-back nine-win seasons. To stay in the top 10, you have to win at least 10 games. That is the challenge for Stanford in 2019.No. 10: Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Kansas Athletics https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/71/58/les-miles-111108-ku-ftrjpg_1ewazdjpbgqgk1ldnhx1o5jwa4.jpg?t=762627211&w=500&quality=80 Record: 22-28 (0-0)Lowdown: Despite the forfeits and the scandal that ended his tenure at Ole Miss, Freeze is back at the FBS level and should make the Flames interesting in the FBS. Will success lead Power 5 programs to buy back in?79. Mike Locksley, Maryland (NR)78. Mel Tucker, Colorado (NR)77. Seth Littrell, North Texas (73)76. Matt Wells, Texas Tech (99)75. Jason Candle, Toledo (61)74. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee State (93)73. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy (45)72. Jonathan Smith, Oregon State (86)71. Charlie Strong, South Florida (33)70. Chris Klieman, Kansas State (NR)69. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech (92)68. Manny Diaz, Miami (NR)67. Tom Allen, Indiana (71)66. Rocky Long, San Diego State (70)65. Chad Morris, Arkansas (62)64. Justin Wilcox, Cal (68)63. Mike Norvell, Memphis (56)62. Matt Luke, Ole Miss (66)61. Steve Addazio, Boston College (52)60. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona (38)59. Luke Fickell, Cincinnati (100)58. Butch Davis, Florida International (67)57. Frank Solich, Ohio (48)56. Dana Holgorsen, Houston (31)55. Josh Heupel, UCF (96) Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/70/hugh-freeze-081818-getty-ftrjpg_1rcrfuvmfoxe311ss0rhyj5ywk.jpg?t=760218323&w=500&quality=80 Last year: 13 (-6)Record: 62-30 (53-27)Lowdown: What are we supposed to do with Malzahn? Auburn could win the SEC West or lose six games any given season, and the year-to-year unpredictability makes this offensive-minded coach tough to rank. There’s more on the line with LSU and Texas A&M improving, so Malzahn — the No. 6 SEC coach on this list — better prove it in 2019.No. 18: Pat Fitzgerald, NorthwesternLast year: 23 (+5)Record: 96-70Lowdown: The Wildcats have improved facilities and are coming off their first appearance in the Big Ten championship game. It’s a dream come true every day for the former Northwestern linebacker, and he continues to win with class. Those values won’t change with more success in Evanston.No. 17: Mike Leach, Washington State Record: 142-55 (0-0)Lowdown: Miles is back in the college game — one of five active coaches with a national championship. He’s also taking on the toughest Power 5 job in Kansas. Miles renovated Oklahoma State in the Big 12 before taking the LSU job. The Jayhawks will be more interesting, but will victories follow?29. Chip Kelly, UCLA (18)28. Scott Frost, Nebraska (28)27. David Cutcliffe, Duke (30)26. Neal Brown, West Virginia (59)MORE: Each conference’s best title contender for 2019No. 25: Kirk Ferentz, IowaLast year: 27 (+2)Record: 164-122Lowdown: Ferentz is entering his 21st season in Iowa City, the longest active continuous run at one school in the FBS. Ferentz has led the Hawkeyes to six straight winning seasons, but the competition within the division is getting better. It will be a challenge to keep up.No. 24: Mack Brown, North Carolina​Last year: NRRecord: 244-122-1 (69-46 at North Carolina)Lowdown: Brown is back in the college game, and he’s one of five FBS coaches with a national championship. The return to Chapel Hill is intriguing, and Brown made some excellent choices for his assistants. He’s the second-highest ACC coach on this list. That’s a bold choice, but Brown seems eager to prove it all over again.No. 23: Matt Campbell, Iowa StateLast year: 34 (+11)Record: 54-34 (19-19 at Iowa State)Lowdown: Campbell is a charismatic young coach who is committed to Iowa State, and he had the Cyclones in the Big 12 championship conversation in November last season. Campbell will always be a candidate to move up the ranks, but he’s in a good place right now.No. 22: Ryan Day, Ohio StateLast year: NRRecord: 3-0Lowdown: Day inherits the top program in the Big Ten from Urban Meyer, and that alone makes it a challenge to rank him. This might be too low considering the innovations Day made as an assistant to the offense, but he’ll have to prove as head coach it in the big games. There are five Big Ten coaches ranked ahead of him, and all of them are on the schedule this season. We’ll make him prove it that way.No. 21: Kyle Whittingham, UtahLast year: 25 (+3)Record: 120-61Lowdown: Steady success is Whittingham’s calling card, and the Utes are the defending Pac-12 South champions. Whittingham has got this far with a no-frills approach on offense and defense and outstanding special teams play, and that’s why he stays in the top 25 on this list.No. 20: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma StateLast year: 15 (-5)Record: 121-59Lowdown: Gundy saw a run of three straight 10-win seasons snapped last year, but the Cowboys have enjoyed 13 consecutive winning seasons on his watch and have remained in the thick of the Big 12 race on a consistent basis. A 2-12 record against Oklahoma is a ding, but Gundy’s track record remains solid.No. 19: Gus Malzahn, Auburn Last year: 2Record: 116-30 Last year: 11 (+1)Record: 67-35 (38-14 at Michigan)Lowdown: Harbaugh is the top-ranked Big Ten coach, and we know you hate it. It’s the truth until the season starts. Harbaugh has the ninth-best record among Power 5 coaches at their current school with at least a full season. He’s 7-4 against Mark Dantonio, James Franklin and Paul Chryst, and he’ll get a first chance at Ryan Day this season. That’s the game Harbaugh must win to live up to top-10 billing. Still mad about it? Well, he’s taking Urban Meyer’s spot for now.No. 9: Tom Herman, TexasLast year: 22 (+13)Record: 39-14 (17-10 at Texas)Lowdown: Too much too soon? We don’t think so. Herman scored a couple big-game victories against Oklahoma and Georgia last season, and the Longhorns look primed to compete for Big 12 championships and Playoff berths again. It’s still an ongoing process, but Texas is almost back — again.No. 8: Dan Mullen, FloridaLast year: 21 (+13)Record: 79-49 (10-3 at Florida)Lowdown: We’ll admit to being skeptical whether Mullen could do more with the resources at Florida so soon, but a 10-win season and Peach Bowl victory against Michigan changed our mind. Now, Mullen must close the gap with Georgia in the SEC East. That should lead to an entertaining battle at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party for the foreseeable future.No. 7: Brian Kelly, Notre DameLast year: 20 (+13)Record: 113-56 (60-34 at Notre Dame)Lowdown: What a difference two years makes. The Irish are 22-4 the last two seasons, and Kelly pushed the Irish into the Playoff for the first time last season. There are still lessons to learn on the big stage, but Kelly has reinvented Notre Dame into a program with fewer questions than they had when he was on the hot seat in 2016. He’s earned top-10 billing.No. 6: Chris Petersen, WashingtonLast year: 7 (+1)Record: 139-33 (47-21 at Washington)Lowdown: Petersen has the highest-winning career percentage among coaches with at least 100 victories, at .808. He has put the Huskies in the New Year’s Day Six each of the last three seasons, and they are the steadiest power in a shaky Pac-12 right now. Expect Petersen to keep winning.No. 5: Lincoln Riley, OklahomaLast year: 16 (+11)Record: 24-4Lowdown: We’ve undervalued Riley the last two seasons, believe it or not, but he has earned his top-five billing with back-to-back Playoff appearances. Oklahoma produced two straight Heisman winners/No. 1 picks in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, and now it’s Jalen Hurts’ turn. If this trend continues, then Riley will be pursued even more by the NFL. He’s just fine in the Big 12, thanks.No. 4: Kirby Smart, GeorgiaLast year: 4Record: 32-10Lowdown: Smart has the program that is best-equipped to break up the Alabama-Clemson monopoly right now, and the next step is ending a national championship drought that extends back to 1980. The Bulldogs have dominated the SEC East the last two seasons, and they have created a recruiting run on par with Alabama’s. The next three coaches, however, have won a national championship — and that makes all the difference.No. 3: Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&MLast year: 5 (+2)Record: 92-27 (9-4 at Texas A&M)Lowdown: Fisher is most recent active coach not named Dabo Swinney or Nick Saban to win a national championship, and he’s following the model that led to success at Florida State with Texas A&M. Fisher will get another shot at both Clemson and Alabama this season, too.No. 2: Dabo Swinney, Clemson Record: 12-1Lowdown: Heupel led the Knights to a 12-1 record in his first season, but that run ended with a loss in the Fiesta Bowl to LSU. How does UCF keep the momentum going as the lead New Year’s Day Six buster heading into 2019?MORE: Top 25 running backs for 201954. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee (44)53. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt (60)52. Bryan Harsin, Boise State (42)​51. Jeff Tedford, Fresno State (69)50. Jeff Monken, Army (77)49. Scott Satterfield, Louisville (58)48. Willie Taggart, Florida State (35)47. Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia (51)46. Bill Clark, UAB (57)45. Dave Clawson, Wake Forest (46)44. Herm Edwards, Arizona State (87)43. Mario Cristobal, Oregon (72)42. Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh (50)41. Matt Rhule, Baylor (64)40. Barry Odom, Missouri (54)39. P.J. Fleck, Minnesota (41)38. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech (24)37. Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State (65)36. Will Muschamp, South Carolina (32)35. Dave Doeren, North Carolina State (39)34. Dino Babers, Syracuse (81)33. Mark Stoops, Kentucky (53)32. Jeff Brohm, Purdue (37)31. Clay Helton, USC (17)30. Les Miles, Kansas (NR) Sporting News ranks the FBS coaches from 1-130 before every college football season, and for the fourth consecutive year, Nick Saban is at the top.That might stir some debates knowing Clemson coach Dabo Swinney led the Tigers to two national championships in three years — including last year’s 44-16 blowout against Saban and the Crimson Tide. Those two are the only active coaches with a national title at their current school. Jimbo Fisher is the most recent active coach to win a national title other than Saban and Swinney, though Mack Brown and Les Miles’ return to the college game gives college football five active national title-winning coaches in 2019. Lowdown: There’s a case to be made for Swinney at No. 1, considering the Tigers are coming off the first 15-0 season of the CFP era and he’s 2-2 against Nick Saban and Alabama over the last four years. Clemson is recruiting like a superpower now, too. We’ll write it down now: If Swinney and the Tigers go back-to-back (Alabama is the last team to do it), then we’ll put him No. 1 next season.No. 1: Nick Saban, AlabamaLast year: 1Record: 232-64 (141-21 at Alabama)Lowdown: It’s closer than ever with Swinney now, but the Crimson Tide have one year left in a dominant decade that has produced four of the five national championships during Saban’s tenure. That includes five straight Playoff appearances and four championship game appearances. “The Process” never ends, and Saban has shown no signs of slowing down.last_img read more

Another sporting event in the program of FACE TV!

first_imgRobert Stieglitz and Felix Sturm, Germany’s two best and the most popular fighters in the past ten years, finally meet in the long-awaited showdown.Stieglitz was twice in the super-middleweight champion and Sturm was four times in middleweight world titlist. Two champions will meet on November 8th at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.Transfer to FACE TV starts at 22:00 on Saturday, November 8, and the role of commentators will again be given to Marjan Mijajlović. STlast_img

Robust Tax Collection Scheme Launched

first_imgFinance Minister, Amara Mohammed Konneh at a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, vowed to declare a robust tax collection scheme aimed at revamping the country’s revenue sector. The Minister declaration is made in the face of revenue shortfalls against which the Ministry has launched “stringent technical, administrative and legal measures to recover revenue for the remaining of fiscal year,” (2013/2014.) As part of the measures, Minister Konneh disclosed that the MOF has set up additional revenue mobilization task forces to ensure that the exercise yields the expected result. “We have increased our tax awareness; reorganized our tax administration personnel to ensure the most effective distribution of talent and responsibility to meet our revenue targets going forward.” Additionally, Mr. Konneh said that the MOF has identified and met with “delinquent taxpayers to give them time to settle their tax obligations, and we are at the same time, working with the Ministry of Justice, and the Board of Tax Appeals to prepare litigations (law suits) against those who fail to pay their taxes.” As part of the exercise also, the Minister said these short-term measures are intended to improve revenue collection, with specific emphasis on “spot verification of taxpayers to validate their payments.”Also, there are plans by the MOF to institute a major crackdown on delinquent taxpayers, which include publishing the list of persons, businesses and public institutions with outstanding tax obligations; and initiating legal proceedings against them to recover taxes; enforcement of internal controls at the system level and stronger coordination within the team to mitigate risks, undertaking an anti-smuggling operation.This aspect of the collection scheme, Mr. Konneh said, will take place on the customs side by monitoring of transhipment through the border, and conducting rigorous (thorough) post clearance audits to close revenue leakages resulting from dishonesty among some taxpayers. “With these actions and plans, we expect improvement in the collection of taxes on income, goods and services,” Minister Konneh declared.Budget PerformanceAs of the budget performance (2013/14), Minister Konned noted among other things that there was a lot of work to do, and all cost a lot of money to be made. Development, he said, is a difficult and very expensive undertaking, and therefore, the approved budget for this year amounted to US$582.9m, but was revised downward to US$560.3m, based on assessed revenue risks.However, he said, “some of our projections for the various kinds of revenue were overly ambitious, and were based o the assumption that the good performance of last year would, within each category, continue.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more