Which players are sitting out Week 17? Finding fantasy sleepers, busts based on NFL playoff picture

first_imgD.J. Moore. Moore (concussion) is out. Expect more targets for Curtis Samuel against the Saints. Chris Godwin. Godwin (hamstring) will miss another game, meaning Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson will get more chances to shine. Terry McLaurin. McLaurin (concussion) is out, allowing Steven Sims Jr. to get more targets. Players sitting out in Week 17 is the downside of fantasy football leagues that hold their championship week in the NFL’s final regular season week. Any team that’s already locked up playoff positioning has more incentive to hold its players out to avoid injury heading into the postseason. The NFL playoff picture still has a lot of moving parts, but fantasy owners can find some sleepers and busts to help with difficult start ’em, sit ’em decisions by looking at what we already know about the AFC and NFC postseason seeding.WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker 2019 NFL playoff picture, how it affects fantasy footballThe following is a team-by-team breakdown of what teams have to play for in Week 17. Below each team is a look at how various fantasy values are affected by the potential of teams resting players. As news comes out throughout the week about players sitting out, the analysis will be updated to reflect that.AFC Playoff PictureBaltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson sitting out, Robert Griffin III fantasy projectionWith their Week 16 win over the Browns, the Ravens locked up the AFC’s No. 1 seed. That means that no matter what happens in Week 17, Baltimore will have home-field advantage throughout the AFC postseason to go along with its first-round bye.Lamar Jackson is the biggest fantasy name to be affected by this development. The Ravens have announced Jackson will sit out Week 17. Robert Griffin III will start at quarterback for Baltimore. Against a strong Steelers defense playing for a playoff berth, RG3 is no better than a second quarterback in two-QB leagues in Week 17. Give a boost to Pittsburgh’s D/ST, too, with Jackson out.The Ravens could also choose to sit their top options at other positions. Mark Ingram (calf) is already hurting, so Baltimore announced that he’ll miss out, too, leaving Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to get backfield work. Hill is the more intriguing PPR option, while Edwards is more interesting in standard leagues. At WR, Marquise Brown could sit out, but that wouldn’t elevate any other receivers into playable fantasy territory. And at TE, Mark Andrews would be the most likely sit-out candidate. If Andrews sits, elevate Hayden Hurst into back-end TE1 range thanks to his big-play upside.WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesNew England Patriots: Week 17 fantasy outlook for Tom Brady, Julian EdelmanThe Patriots still need to win to secure a first-round bye. That means you should expect Brady and co. to be on the field. Edelman is battling a knee injury, so he could be held out of action as soon as the Pats feel secure against the Dolphins. If Edelman is active, he’s still a good fantasy play against Miami, but beware of a possibly low snap count. He’ll need to produce early if the Patriots blow out the Dolphins.Update: Sony Michell (illness) was a late add to the injury report and will be a game-time decision. WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endKansas City Chiefs: Week 17 fantasy outlook for Patrick MahomesThe Chiefs can secure a first-round bye with a win and a New England loss. That means that the Chiefs will roll out Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce as usual in hopes of taking the first round of the playoffs off. The KC backfield might be one to avoid, though, especially if LeSean McCoy is back active in Week 17.Houston Texans: Week 17 only small difference in seedingThe Texans can move up to the three seed with a win and a Kansas City loss. Moving up to three would guarantee a first-round matchup against the non-Bills wild card team. The Texans could choose to play it safe with any dinged-up players heading into the week, but unless there’s news about a particular guy, expect Houston to approach Week 17 as usual.Bill O’Brien has said that the Texans are “playing to win” in Week 17 and not planning on resting anyone, although keep an extra eye on Will Fuller V (groin) and Kenny Stills, who were both injured in Week 16. Ian Rapoport has already reported that Fuller will miss Week 17.UPDATE: Deshaun Watson, Kenny Stills, and DeAndre Hopkins are all “questionable” and Will Fuller has been declared out. It’s unclear if Houston will be playing its starters all game. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, John Brown could sit out Week 17The Bills are locked in as the AFC’s No. 5 seed no matter what happens in Week 17. That means that Buffalo could choose to fully rest players like Allen, Brown and Devin Singletary. They could also play them for a half, or a quarter, before pulling them. If you’re relying on them, that’s the nightmare scenario if you don’t know it’s happening and start one only to get a half of action.If Buffalo were to sit Allen, Matt Barkley would start at QB. Frank Gore would soak up plenty of carries if Singletary sat out, making Gore a possible volume FLEX play if that ended up being the case. And if the Bills sit Brown, deep-threat Robert Foster would likely start on the outside and be an interesting DFS stab.Update: Sean McDermott told reporters of resting starters this weekend: “I wish I could take them all out,” and added about Barkley possibly seeing time, “Yeah, he could.”Playoff picture for Titans, Steelers, Raiders impacts fantasy start/sitAll these teams have everything to play for. Tennessee is in the driver’s seat and is in the playoffs with a win, while the Steelers and Raiders need help. Expect any players on the edge of playing to try and take the field in Week 17. That means Derrick Henry (hamstring), James Conner (thigh), and Josh Jacobs (shoulder) could all push through injury. If that trio is active, it’s hard to sit them in fantasy lineups despite the dings. Update: Pittsburgh has announced it’s placing Mason Rudolph (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, so Devlin Hodges will start Week 17. In addition, James Conner (thigh) has been declared out, so expect to see Benny Snell Jr. handle the bulk of the carries. Update: Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has been declared out, making DeAndre Washington the starter once again.NFC Playoff PictureSan Francisco 49ers: Week 17 determines first-round bye or wild cardBecause of a final-week matchup with the Seahawks, the 49ers could either lock up the top seed in the NFC with a win or move to a wild card spot with a loss. That’s as big a swing as you can get in the final week of the season. Expect the 49ers to roll with all their studs, and no one is battling injury to worry about anyway.New Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas, Drew Brees push in Week 17 for first-round byeThe Saints still have a chance to finish with a first-round bye. That means that they will use all their usual players for their usual allotments. If anything, Michael Thomas should get a little bonus as New Orleans looks to expand his single-season reception record. Fantasy owners can also finally feel better about Alvin Kamara after he scored twice in Week 16.Green Bay Packers: No concerns about players sitting outThe Packers will still have a shot at a first-round bye in Week 17 if they win on Monday Night Football in Week 16. If they lose, there will still be a division title to play for to get at least one home game. Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams will be prime fantasy plays in Week 17, especially when you consider the favorable matchup with the Lions.Philadelphia Eagles: A win claims the NFC East for Carson WentzThe Eagles are beat up as it is, but expect all the studs to be out on the field in Week 17 after a massive Week 16 win over Dallas. Philadelphia secures the division title with a win in New York against the Giants. Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Greg Ward Jr. should all play their usual roles in the final week of the regular season.UPDATE: Zach Ertz (ribs, back) has been ruled out. Seattle Seahawks: Could Marshawn Lynch help Seattle’s playoff chances?The Seahawks still have a division title to play for in Week 17 after a bad loss to the Cardinals in Week 16. A win gives Seattle the top spot in the NFC West and knocks San Francisco off its pedestal.The biggest storyline out of Seattle is in the backfield, where Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) are done for the season. Lynch has signed with the Seahawks and is likely an RB upgrade over Travis Homer. Lynch is a speculative FLEX play, while Homer has FLEX value in PPR formats as things stand. UPDATE: The Seahawks did sign Lynch, but Pete Carroll told reporters Seattle will “lean on” Homer in Week 17.Minnesota Vikings: Expect Dalvin Cook to sit out Week 17 without much on lineThe Vikings are in the playoffs regardless of what happens in Week 17. After their Monday night loss, Minnesota is locked into the NFC’s No. 6 seed.Because there won’t be much for the Vikings to play for, expect Dalvin Cook (shoulder) to sit out Week 17 and potentially be joined on the bench by Alexander Mattison (ankle). That would mean another start for Mike Boone and passing-down work for Ameer Abdullah, this time against the Bears. Minnesota could also sit veterans Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs or Kyle Rudolph if Mike Zimmer wanted to. If that happened, there could be heavy Irv Smith Jr. work at TE.UPDATE: Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook have have been ruled out. Alexander Mattison is “questionable”. Dallas Cowboys: Need help to make playoffs, Dak Prescott should playThe Cowboys still could get into the playoffs with some help, so they won’t give up on the season just yet. That means the AC joint injury that Prescott is dealing with will be played through for another week. Prescott struggled in Week 16 against the Eagles, although it’s hard to say whether that was the injury’s doing. At the very least, downgrade Dak slightly, but he’s still a QB1 for a great matchup with the Redskins.UPDATE: Jason Garrett has said Dak will be “limited at best” this week in practice but should expect to play.Non-playoff teams shutting players downThe Bengals finally placed A.J. Green on Injured Reserve heading into Week 17, something that basically everyone saw coming. Expect other teams not listed above to be cautious with players battling injury and potentially shut them down for the remainder of the season. Below, we’ll track the players who have been ruled out of Week 17 by non-playoff teams.A.J. Green. Green ends up missing the whole season thanks to an ankle injury sustained on a poor field in Dayton in the preseason. Yuck.Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey’s Week 17 absence due to a knee injury helps Christian Kirk for the Cardinals, since he won’t be shadowed by a stud.Rams offense. Sounds like Sean McVay is seriously considering resting some players based on this report. That could especially affect Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.Leonard Fournette. Fournette (illness, neck) is “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis, paving the way for Ryquell Armstead to get a start. last_img read more

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Colonels host Bearkats with top spot on the line

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Eleven Sports will offer live national television coverage of the men’s basketball game between Nicholls and Sam Houston State on Wednesday night. The Colonels enter the night as the Southland Conference leaders, with the Bearkats tied for second at a half game back. The game is also set to air regionally on Cox Sports Television, along with streaming on the Southland Digital Network.  NOTE: For links to additional streams, including school productions, visit the Southland scoreboard page. Men’s Basketball: Sam Houston State at NichollsWednesday8:15 pm CTLIVE National TV Coverage:Eleven Sports DirecTV 623AT&T U-verse 1665Verizon FiOS 597Huntsville Suddenlink 455Full channel listings – http://sland.social/find11?LIVE Regional TV Coverage:Cox Sports TVThibodaux Charter 324/815New Orleans Cox 37/1037Full channel listings – http://sland.social/cox?LIVE Stream:Southland DIgital NetworkSouthland.org/liveSouthland Conference appsTalent:Garrett Walvoord, play-by-playJordy Hultberg, analystlast_img read more

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The Premier wants to play its 92 games on neutral fields

first_imgThe FA fears ten months without national team matchesAs collected EFE, the english federation (FA) fears that the english team will go almost ten months without playing a match after the suspension of the Eurocup 2020, moved to 2021, and friendlies in March and April.This was explained Mark Bullingham, chief executive of the FA, in a talk with journalists. “UEFA has talked about moving the friendlies from March to June. Clearly June seems like a tough date right now, but we don’t know yet. We have to keep looking at each different alternative. If it doesn’t happen in June, the next game would be in September.”Bullingham said.England I had to play against Italy Y Denmark in March while in early June will face Austria Y Romania, in what would have been the last preparations for the Euro. A Eurocopa that, according to announced the UEFA This Tuesday, it will move to the summer of 2021. “I’ve been with Gareth Southgate (England coach) and the technical team. We are living unprecedented times and there are much more important things than soccer. From Gareth’s point of view, he supports the changes that are taking place. From a technical point of view, I don’t think we are in a different place than the rest. Nobody wants there to be a big gap in the season, but here we are. We are a young team, so not many changes will be seen, but it will be Gareth who decides “added the manager. In England they fear that the coronavirus pandemic will not allow the 92 remaining Premier League matches to take place. They have more games left than many leagues and fear they won’t be able to meet deadlines. That is why the clubs, according to The Sun, will present a proposal to the president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, which could cause fans to be forced to watch football only on television.In the first place, the conferences would be held every three days in neutral fields, and several meetings could coincide at the same venue and on the same day in order for the fewest number of health and safety personnel to work, putting few people at risk.The matches would be played behind closed doors in two or three stadiums, but since they are neutral fields (probably some scenarios located in the Midlands), fans would have a much more difficult time moving to the vicinity of the stadium, endangering the health of people in the crowds, as happened with the fans who were in the vicinity of the duel between the PSG and the Borussia Dortmund of the Champions League.As for the broadcasts, Sky Sports I would continue to broadcast all these encounters, in theory including the time slot reserved for fans to go to the stadiums, so they could be seen in full every day.Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sheffield United have ten Premier League matches to play, while the rest have nine. Before these measures are officially presented to UEFA, the British government must approve them.last_img read more

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Two decades of Federer, and still going strong

first_imgNapier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I had a great off-season. I mean, I did have a good off-season too last year but I just wasn’t sure what to expect.“Now expectations are higher but at the same time I try to remind myself, ‘Just don’t think it’s normal and realistic to aim for the same things I did this year in 2017’.“I’ve got to try and keep it cool, try my best and see what happens — but the preparation’s been good so far.” Relaxed settingFederer and Bencic teamed for the first time at last year’s Hopman Cup, only just missing out on sending Switzerland into the final.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKThe amazing Roger Federer will embark on his 21st professional season when he leads Switzerland in the mixed teams Hopman Cup starting in Perth on Saturday.The 36-year-old Swiss is coming off an extraordinary year where he took his majors tally to 19, with a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bencic missed five months of 2017 after undergoing wrist surgery.“She had a tough year after that so it’s nice to see her back in shape as well,” Federer said.Three guaranteed matches in the Hopman Cup’s round robin stages are a perfect preparation for Federer, who also thrives in the relaxed setting of Perth with his family in tow.He will be up against American world number eight Jack Sock in his pool, while he could face Germany’s world number four Alexander Zverev playing in the opposite side of the draw in the final.While Federer is a tour veteran, Zverev’s coming-of-age campaign saw him win five titles and become one of just four men to beat the Swiss great this year, in the Montreal final.His progress up the rankings has marked him out as the most likely of the current crop of youngsters to translate his talent into Grand Slam titles.The tall German had a roller-coaster year at the Slams — a last-16 spot at Wimbledon, but also a first-round loss in Paris, a second-round exit in New York and a third-round defeat to Nadal in Australia.Zverev will partner former world number one Angelique Kerber, and they kick off their Hopman Cup campaign against Belgium’s David Goffin and Elise Mertens.Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard are in Canada’s team along with Germany, Belgium and Australia in Pool A.Russia will be represented by Karen Khachanov and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, while Yuichi Sugita and Naomi Osaka are playing for Japan both in Pool B. MOST READ Federer finished the year at number two in the world behind Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, having started at 16, after a season-leading seven titles, including three Masters at Indian Wells, Miami and Shanghai.It was a sensational season by any standards, but especially as Federer has been playing professional tennis since 1998 — a year when Bill Clinton was president of the United States, and James Cameron’s “Titanic” won 11 Oscars.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 folkFederer will again partner Belinda Bencic at the Hopman Cup, his only event before launching his Australian Open title defence on January 15.“It’s totally different this time around,” said Federer, whose appearance at the previous edition of the Hopman Cup followed a rare six-month absence as he recovered from injury. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Ronaldo to Juventus? Spain’s media says ‘ciao’, Italy’s welcomes star

first_imgCarpio 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts angry during the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)Spain’s media said goodbye to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo while Italy’s welcomed him on Friday after persistent reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will leave Real Madrid for Italian champions Juventus.“Ciao CR7” said the headline of Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES The paper also said that while Real maintains Ronaldo’s buy-out clause is 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) — which would nix any potential transfer — “the player and his representatives say there is a signed document freeing him for 100 million”.Numerous media outlets have reported since Wednesday that Juventus offered the galactico a four-year contract with 30 million euros per year.The 33-year-old, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay on Saturday, hinted after May’s Champions League victory against Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.“It was very nice to be in Madrid,” he said at the time, using the past-tense. He later walked back the statement, but doubts over his future at Madrid lingered.Real Madrid has won the La Liga twice and the Champions league four times since Ronaldo moved there from Manchester United in 2009.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Real accepts his departure, the key day will be today (Friday) and Juve wants to wrap up the operation so it can announce it,” the newspaper said.Spanish sport newspaper AS said that the player could be unveiled to Juve supporters in Turin as early as Saturday, with the date 7/7 symbolic for number 7 Ronaldo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Juventus “hopes to announce (the news) tomorrow in its stadium,” said the paper, which had the headline “Cristiano exit imminent”.Ronaldo was applauded at Juventus Stadium by the club’s fans last season after scoring a spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League quarter-finals. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Italian media welcomed the purported “imminent” arrival of Ronaldo, with Corriere Dello Sport also expecting him in Turin on Saturday.“Italy is only a step away and Madrid is looking for its new top player,” the newspaper said.Gazzetta Dello Sport had the headline “CR7 Juve, we can do it”, and said Juventus was “closer than ever to the deal of the century”.Spain’s Marca newspaper claimed that Ronaldo has “already given his word to (Andrea) Agnelli” the president of Juventus.“His desire to play for Juve is strong,” Marca said, cautioning that the Turin club had not yet received a firm offer from Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Zach LaVine signs $80 million offer from Kingslast_img read more

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Jagdeo says Govt had ‘no compelling reason to keep it secret any longer’

first_imgExxonMobil contract…after exposure of “sinister plan to squirrel-way US$18M”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he would be examining the released ExxonMobil contract over the next few days before sharing his perspectives on its contents and the circumstances which forced the Government to make it public.Jagdeo maintained his position that the contract negotiated between the Government and the US-based oil company should have been made public from the inception as there was nothing impeding its release.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“The reason for refusing to make the contract with ExxonMobil public over a year-and-a-half after it was signed, in spite of a relentless campaign by the media, many civil society and international organisations and the parliamentary political Opposition, was made apparent now that the contract has emerged today. The now revealed contract exposes the false claims by the Government that a clause inserted in the Petroleum Act by the People’s Progressive Party and national security concerns prevented its disclosure,” the Opposition Leader maintained.He argued that the primary reason for keeping the agreement secret, despite it being registered at the Deeds Registry which made it a public document, is contained in Article 33, which provides for a signing-bonus of US$18 million.“The signing bonus as revealed by diligent work done by the media (<<>> being at the forefront), was paid into a secret account at the Bank of Guyana with strict instructions not to transfer it into the Consolidated Fund, in flagrant violation of Article 216 of the Constitution and the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act. Several Cabinet members refused to acknowledge the existence of the signing bonus. The Minister of Finance even said it was a “figment of the imagination” and that they never received a signing bonus nor did they ask for one although it was already paid into the secret account since September 2016”, he commented.Jagdeo was adamant that now that the “sinister plan to squirrel-way the US$18 million has been exposed,” there is no compelling reason to keep the agreement secret any longer.He suggested that there are still many unanswered questions that the Government needs to come clean on.“…For example, who negotiated the signing bonus and how was the figure of US$18 million arrived at?” he quizzed before stating that “over the next few days I will examine the contract in detail and offer our perspective on it” .After much criticism and public dissatisfaction, the Government on Thursday released the controversial petroleum agreement it signed with US oil giant, ExxonMobil as it announced that Guyana could pocket over US$80 billion over the next few years once commercial operations commence.Each barrel would be calculated at US$50 and worth some US$160 billion altogether. This means that Guyana would be receiving US$1 million per day and US$300 million each year based upon the agreement. This is based on the fact that some 3.2 billion barrels of oil reserves were discovered in the Stabroek block Liza 1 field.The revised agreement makes provisions for an increase in the annual rental fee from US$240,000 to US$1 million with training being increased from US$45,000 to US$300,000.It would see a new allocation of US$300,000 for social and environmental programmes and the payment of a two per cent royalty. Seventy-five per cent of the earnings would be set aside for cost recovery.The agreement also reveals that the US$18M signing bonus by ExxonMobil which was paid over to the Government but kept secret and stashed in a special Bank of Guyana account was paid for a 10-year extension of the agreement.Speaking at a ceremony flanked by State officials, civil society representatives and President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency on Thursday morning, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman again defended the agreement and the role his Government played.Trotman did not directly address concerns over the legality of the decision to hold the monies outside of the Consolidated Fund or other serious criticisms of aspects of the deal.Meanwhile, ExxonMobil’s Country Manager, Rod Henson said Guyana would earn about US$1.5 billion from the Liza 1 well after a period of five years. He explained that US$7 billion would also be earned over a 20 year period, based on price assumptions.last_img read more

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Colin Murray and Friends – Thursday, January 15

first_imgDaley Thompson and Danny Murphy were alongside the host on today’s showOn today’s show, there was Fact or Fiction, The Sports Brief and ‘Flying Scotsman’, Graeme Obree, was the Murray Meets guest.last_img

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Morocco and USA/Canada/Mexico confirm 2026 bids

first_img0Shares0000The final decision of the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be taken in a vote of the 211 national federations at a congress in Moscow © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 30 – Morocco and the three-nation ticket of the United States, Mexico, and Canada formally confirmed their bids to host the 2026 World Cup on Thursday’s deadline.That World Cup will be the first to include 48 teams, rather than the 32 who will compete in Russia next year and in Qatar in 2022. The next stage will be the submission of complete candidacy dossiers by the candidates on March 16.The host will be chosen on June 13 next year, but the way the choice is made marks a change by FIFA, the governing body of world football.The decision used to be made by FIFA’s executive committee, but following the suspicions that hovered over its selection of Russia and Qatar in December 2010, and the subsequent scandal that dethroned president Sepp Blatter, the committee was stripped of some power and renamed the FIFA Council.The new-look council must rubber-stamp the bids, but the final decision will be taken in a vote of the 211 national federations at a congress in Moscow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day

first_imgIt’s still not too late… That’s the mantra that Letterkenny IT (LYIT) wants to remind people of.You might have just completed your leaving certificate but may be disappointed with your results, or are a graduate who is still trying to seek employment or you might be working but would like to progress your career further? In all of these instances Letterkenny IT can help and would relish the opportunity to sit down with you and talk through your options.This coming Wednesday, 24 August, LYIT is hosting a Course Information Day from 11 am – 4 pm in both our Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses. At our Course Information Day, you can meet with us to discuss the courses that are currently on offer through CAO Available Places.These may be new courses that opened for application after the Change of Mind deadline, or other courses where there are still places available.We also have a wide range of full-time postgraduate courses that are comparable to any other institution or university throughout Ireland or abroad. We offer an extensive range of flexible learning opportunities part-time in a variety of interesting areas such as Languages, Fashion, Construction, Business, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Science, and Sports Nutrition.  We have a course option suitable for all learners from preparatory studies, accredited Certificates/Diplomas and Degrees right up to Masters level.A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.Finally, LYIT and the Higher Education Authority are offering a range of free courses for the unemployed and these include Financial Services Technology, Culinary Skills, 3D Modelling & Animation, Computing, Tourism Destination Marketing, Digital Construction and Governance & Compliance in Financial Services. A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.So why not come along to our Course Information Day this Wednesday to discuss your options with our staff? We look forward to meeting you.LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CAOCollegeletterkennyLYITResultsUniversitylast_img read more

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“NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE WHAT MICHAEL MURPHY JUST DID, AN ASTONISHING GOAL” – JOE BROLLY

first_imgDDTV: Former Derry star Joe Brolly has lavished praise on Michael Murphy, and described his goal against Kerry yesterday afternoon as ‘astonishing’. To view Murphy’s spectacular goal simply click play on our video above.Donegal fell to their first defeat in this year’s National Allianz League against Kerry in a tempestuous clash in Tralee.Neil McGee was left with a blooded nose after a nasty clash with Alan Fitzgerald – while Leo McLoone was shown a straight red card for an incident off the ball.However, yet another moment of magic from Michael Murphy has left GAA fans all over the country ‘drooling’. RTE’s GAA pundit Joe Brolly said that no other player in Ireland could’ve done what Murphy did yesterday.Brolly said, “No one could have done what Michael Murphy just did.“An astonishing goal.”“NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE WHAT MICHAEL MURPHY JUST DID, AN ASTONISHING GOAL” – JOE BROLLY was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVgoalJOE BROLLYKerryMichael MurphynewsSportlast_img read more

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