DraftKings Week 15 Monday Night Showdown: Picks, advice for Saints vs. Colts NFL DFS

first_imgSaints vs. Colts on Monday Night Football will conclude Week 15, and it has a lot of fantasy football playoff implications. It also makes for an intriguing DFS matchup if you’re already into your championship or missed out on the final. We have DraftKings Showdown picks, advice and strategy below to help you dominate on the single-game Monday night slate.It all starts with the obvious captain choice in Michael Thomas. We surround him with a Saints-heavy roster construction, as it seems likely New Orleans will show up in prime time at the Superdome. But we’re also getting in on the Indianapolis passing and rushing games to have some involvement in any possible gameflow. MORE MNF: Betting preview | Hilton injury updateDraftKings Showdown Picks: Saints vs. ColtsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): WR Michael Thomas, Saints ($18,900)Sometimes, it’s best not to get cute. We know Thomas (especially in DK PPR scoring) has the highest floor and ceiling in this game.FLEX: QB Drew Brees, Saints ($12,000)Every Brees to Thomas connection, of which there are usually a lot, will be like a turbo boost for us. And any dump-offs to Alvin Kamara or deep balls to Ted Ginn Jr. will at least be partially contributing to our lineup. FLEX: RB Marlon Mack, Colts ($7,800)The Saints have a solid run defense, but Mack’s price is also lower than most first-string RBs are on these single-game slates. We can count on a bunch of early-down work for Mack, along with goal-line looks, so he doesn’t actually have to do a ton to return value relative to this depressed price.FLEX: WR Marcus Johnson, Colts ($5,200)I like this even if T.Y. Hilton plays because that calf injury runs the risk of being re-injured. Johnson provides an intriguing deep threat against an overrated Saints secondary, and if Hilton’s out, Johnson is a great value at this price.FLEX: K Wil Lutz, Saints ($4,000) A heavy investment in the New Orleans’ offensive outcomes means that we might as well capture the finish of as many of those drives as possible with the kicking ability of Lutz.FLEX: QB Taysom Hill, Saints ($2,000)I would’ve liked Hill better if Jared Cook (concussion) was out, but he’s interesting at such a low price. We know he’ll get between 10-20 snaps and probably five-plus touches, which you can’t say for anyone else this cheap.last_img read more

Gluck backstops Rebels back into Murdoch series lead

first_imgThe Rebels held playoff scoring leader Ryan Edwards off the scoresheet Sunday.In 11 games this playoff season, Edwards has 21 points including eight goals.Rockets a game away from knocking off GhostridersThe Golden Rockets took care of business on home ice, winning both games to assume a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eddie Mountain Divisional Final.The Rockets dumped the Riders 6-3 Saturday in Golden.The win came on the heels of a 7-3 drubbing the Rockets put on Fernie Friday.The series resumes Monday in Fernie. It’s not normal to see Jordan Gluck allow six goals in one game as he did Friday in Fruitvale during Game four.So with their top goalie back in fine form, the Castlegar Rebels regained control to the Murdoch Division Final with a stingy 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory Sunday afternoon in the Sunflower City.The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven affair 3-2 and can eliminate the defending KIJHL champs Monday in Fruitvale when the series resumes for Game six. Puck drop is 7 p.m.Goals from Brayden Horcoff and Travis Wellman was enough for Gluck, who stopped 32 of 33 shots in the Castlegar nets.Castlegar held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0 before the Hawks snapped Gluck’s bid for a shutout in the third period with a goal from Dan Holland.last_img read more

Muguruza accompanies the elderly during confinement

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant Garbiñe Muguruza collaborated with the Fundación Caser in the phone help service for the elderly, that the firm lately activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Roland Garros (2016) and Wimbledon (2017) champion spoke “with Carmen Cortés, 70, an newbie participant and an incredible follower of the famend tennis participant, about the interest that unites each “, as reported by Caser. Garbiñe Muguruza, who’s an envoy for the firm, thus participated in the phone help service.The Caser Basis is offering help to a few of the teams most affected by the penalties of the pandemic. You will have enabled a cellphone service Geared toward folks over 70 years of age who’re confined alone of their properties and likewise a psychological help service for family of those that have died of the coronavirus or professionals who face irritating conditions on account of the pandemic.last_img read more

San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ As expected, the two undefeated schools in the group stages went toe to toe all throughout, with neither team leading by more than eight. The action remained intense with less than two minutes remaining in the ball game, as Stags star Michael Calisaan, who has struggled shooting from the field, made the most from the free throw line, sinking both of his charities to give SSC-R an 83-79 lead with 1:24 to play.With so much on the line, CDSL refused to go away lightly. Jan Dominic Formento nailed a three-point shot in the ensuing possession to pull within one, but in the end, San Sebastian executed when it mattered the most by making crucial plays and hitting from the charity stripe that enabled them to seal the victory.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 folkSSC-R’s starters, save for Calisaan, were all in double digits scoring wise for a combined 60 points, as total team effort managed to cover for their usually dependent forward’s struggles in the game.As a result of their win in the NCR Qualifiers, San Sebastian has earned a spot to play in the PCCL Elite Eight where other top-ranked squads will compete in a single elimination tournament format to determine the country’s one true National Champion! OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The NCR Qualifiers of the 2017-18 Philippine Collegiate Champions League ended with a bang as the San Sebastian Stags triumphed over the Colegio de San Lorenzo Griffins, 90-85, in a highly entertaining game at the Jose Rizal University Gymnasium in Mandaluyong City Thursday afternoon, January 18.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Bjelica Don’t forget to catch the latest league news and updates by visiting the official website at collegiatechampionsleague.netYou may also follow us on social media via Facebook and on Twitter @PCCLeague.ADVTADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chinese Construction Turns ETU over Today

first_imgThe Chinese construction company, CNQC, is expected to turnover for dedication today the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit, ETU, being constructed at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville.A local senior staff of the Chinese construction company, Amadou Kamara, speaking to reporters Monday, said the ETU is equipped with highly functional and complete supporting facilities.He said the 100-bed facility is expected to be manned by at least, 160-specialized medical personnel from China, in collaboration with their Liberian counterparts.                                             According to him, it will be very exciting that the ETU constructed by the Chinese Government has been completed to join into the fight against the deadly Ebola virus under the joint effort of the Chinese Peacekeeping Engineers and CNQC.At the same time, Mr. Kamara has expressed satisfaction over the level of cordiality among local staff and their Chinese counterparts.He said despite the slow pace in the country’s economy due to the widespread Ebola, CNQC has never relented to pay them their regular salaries.CNQC, a major Chinese Construction Company in the country, has undertaken several major construction projects including the Ministry of Health, Grand Royal Hotel, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Congestion at Port Kaituma waterfront to be addressed

first_imgThe Region One (Barima-Waini) Administration is looking to convert an abandoned bond in Central Port Kaituma into a market, to relocate some of the vendors from the community’s congested waterfront.Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley said the Regional Administration was working to bring order to the waterfront by relocating some of the vendors who ply their trade in the area.“We are hoping to between 2016 and early 2017, we can have the organising of the Port Kaituma waterfront, because, it is congested, and most of the structures that are there are illegal,” Ashley told the Government Information Agency (GINA).Region One Chairman Brentnol AshleyThe Chairman added that many of the vendors in the area are those who did not “have the permission to construct, nor do they have the lease for the lands that they want to construct on”.Ashley explained to GINA that the Region’s Administration would work with the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to relocate the vendors, with serious consideration being given to the use of the old abandoned Barama Company bond, and the unused large cassava mills for their placement.“One of the things is to work with the NDC, and the NDC to work with the people,” Ashley said. “… we cannot displace people, and we have nowhere to put them, and so in central Port Kaituma, there is a clear brick bond that the Barama company would have built some time ago, that was abandoned. The RDC is going to work with the NDC and also the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to see how best we could resuscitate that bond and make it into a market for the people so they can move from that area and, hence, give us the space to make a better plan for the community,” Ashley said.The NDC has already informed the vendors of the move to bring order to the waterfront.“I know for a fact that the NDC would have met with the people at the greens market, the stallholders at the bus stop, and they would have started writing letters to various persons informing them (of the relocation). This most likely will be the way forward and to advise them that they would have the time to ensure that they dismantle, and at the same time, looking at ways and places that we could correct the situation,” Ashley said.As a result of the congestion of vendors at the waterfront, the flow of traffic in the area is greatly affected. The area also suffers from flooding, owing to drains clogged by the careless disposal of waste from the market or vendors constructing structures over the drains.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Flyers to host tournament next weekend

first_imgMaking the trip to Fort St. John next weekend will be teams from Williams Lake, Whitehorse, St. Albert, Peace River, and Southside Edmonton.All games will be played at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Below are the round robin games for the KOC Flyers:November 29: KOC Flyers v.s. Whitehorse 9 p.m.- Advertisement -November 30: KOC Flyers v.s. Williams Lake 11:45 a.m.November 30: KOC Flyers v.s. Southside Edmonton 7:15 p.m.The playoff round will begin on Sunday starting at 9:45 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

PPP to pursue resuscitation of Amaila Falls Hydro Project

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has rolled out its energy plan which includes not only a significant reduction in costs, but some 400 megawatt (MW) capacity – which is more than double the less than 200 MW that is currently being generated.This was revealed by the Party’s General Secretary and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Thursday at his weekly press conference.His comments come as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to grapple with the provision of reliable energy due to the shortfall of its capacity. In fact, only last week the power company complained of a generation shortfall at the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) as a result of unforeseen occurrences and generation/operational issues.Days later, it announced that GPL was proceeding with a power purchase deal with Giftland Mall for the provision of some five megawatts of power to feed into the national grid. But the power company subsequently disclosed that it is unable to purchase power from any private company because of its existing licence and the country’s laws.While Government has been talking about amending the laws to pave way for buying electricity from private companies, Jagdeo said this situation is as a result of the coalition Government’s lack of vision for the sector.“If you talk to them, they’re clueless… The ability to conceptualise or implement things is missing from this government,” he contended.The Opposition Leader went on to blast the coalition for scrapping the Amaila Falls Hydro Project (AFHP), which he noted would have brought in some 160 megawatts of renewable power into the national grid by mid-2017.“They killed that and they said they’re going to do solar, wind… [But] so far, they’ve done very little in bringing in new capacity,” he noted.The AFHP, which was initiated under the PPP Administration, was continually blocked by the then APNU and AFC combined Opposition while controlling the National Assembly by a one-seat majority.The AFHP would have assisted GPL to get adequate electricity supply, thus, providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses. But the Norway-funded project was scrapped and Government has diverted its US$80 million funding, which Guyana has earned for sustaining its rainforests to absorb global carbon emissions, to a 100 megawatt solar energy project.However, Jagdeo, a former President, said that if the PPP returns to office at the upcoming elections, then resuscitation of the Amaila Falls Project would be among its top priorities for the energy sector.“Our plan is resuming discussions on Amaila. Immediately, starting to move forward on that project but recognising that that project will take some time into the future because it will take about four to five years to be completed. You can wait on that to bring in power now – base load,” he acknowledged.To this end, the General Secretary said that the PPP administration will move on to a gas power plant, which it believes could be done easily. However, while will be bring another 20 megawatt into the system, he stressed that it will not come into fruition until maybe 2021. As such, they will have to rely on fossil fuel initially to stabilise power supply in the country and bring an end to the constant blackouts.“So immediately, we move to fossil fuel and then the medium term – well by 2021 – to get to the gas fire power plant and then the hydro in about four years. That should put over 400 megawatts of new power [into the grid]. Right now, we generating under 200 megawatts, so that [400 megawatts] will allow us to do street lights, it will allow us to reduce the cost of electricity significantly and it will allow us to do a number of other things both for household and [commercial purposes],” he stated.Parallel to this, Jagdeo added, the PPP plans to improve transmission as well as the isolated grids, which will have either wind power or solar.Another project he said his party will resume is the residential solar panel project for hinterland communities. He noted that the current project that Government is rolling out giving hinterland communities internet is being funded with US$17 million that the PPP has left in place for ICT development in the Hinterland. That money was also from the Norwegian Fund.“But now they’re doing it with the money and calling it their own,” he posited.The Opposition Leader disclosed that under the previous PPP administration, 100 of the 215 hinterland communities had already been identified and major areas were wired for the establishment of commercial solar panels. In fact, he noted that they had even started the procurement of the solar panels when government changed in 2015.Nevertheless, he said the PPP will resume this initiative.“So we have a combination, a suite of measures that will deal with the power situation. Everything is planned already,” he declared.last_img read more

PRRD still looking for building bylaw feedback before vote

first_imgThen, despite reservations from several directors, it was repealed later that year, with the debate then moving forward through several legislative twists and turns.Eventually the board opted to return to the original bylaw, but with a provision for a vote, in the four Rural Electoral Areas, with a combined population of just over 20,000 people, or about 35 per cent of the PRRD’s total population.Mr. Cvik says it’s important to understand, that although this feedback process has been described as a referendum, this particular issue involves a regulatory bylaw and therefore cannot be the subject of a referendum. Staff of the Peace River Regional District continues to gather information to obtain the opinion of the electorate in the four rural electoral areas regarding the current building inspection process.Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik says current plans still call for staff to present a feedback report to the PRRD Board in November.At that time, it’s expected the directors will finally come up with a definitive decision regarding the future of the Building Bylaw for the largest regional district in the province.- Advertisement -It’s been the subject of a long debate, which has yet to result in a solution putting to rest the divisions over inspection service.Last month PRRD staff sent out a letter to member municipalities, fire departments, banks, insurance companies, construction associations, and the regions school districts, requesting feedback of impact, if the board’s final determination is to discontinue the bylaw’s building inspection component.The dispute has roots dating back about two decades, but it took the PRRD’s centre stage, when a new bylaw was implemented in March of 2013.Advertisementlast_img read more

Schneiderlin credits wife for turnaround in Everton fortunes

first_img0Shares0000France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin credits his wife Camille in helping him revive his flagging career and popularity with the fans at Everton © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 10 – France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says his wife Camille helped him revive his career at Premier League side Everton after his popularity with the fans plumbed the depths last season.The 28-year-old — who joined Everton from Manchester United in 2017 for a reported £20 million ($25.8 million) — became a focal point for fans’ anger as despite millions being spent under manager Ronald Koeman they failed to spark. However, Schneiderlin — who had flourished under Koeman at his first English club, Southampton — told The Times on Monday that Camille gave him some sound advice after he was roundly booed by the Everton fans when he was sent on as a substitute against Crystal Palace in February this year.His image with them had been tarnished by a nightmare few days in November.He was sent off in a Europa League match with Lyon and then dropped for the following game against Watford by interim manager David Unsworth, who had filled the breach when Koeman was sacked, with rumours that he had walked off the training ground in a huff when he was omitted from the matchday squad.“My wife is very supportive of me,” Schneiderlin said.“She said: ‘You have to show them who you are.’“Maybe it was a time to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Why? Why did this happen?’.”Schneiderlin, capped 15 times, said it helped him also talking to his inner circle as they pulled no punches either.“As well as my wife, I had a long chat with my best friends, my parents, my agent,” he said.“They are not the type of guys who say, ‘Oh Morgan, you are the most beautiful. Oh Morgan, you are the best.’“They say (honest) things to me. I agreed with them. I didn’t have the best season.”Schneiderlin, who has one assist to his name this season in three league appearances after having none to his credit last term in 30 matches, says the fans wrongly gained the impression that he was not dedicated to the club.“It eats me like crazy because the most frustrating thing is that image is not myself,” he said.“I am an honest guy who works very, very hard.“I can have a bad game, or a bad performance, but putting that on me that I don’t give a shit, I don’t care — that is not who I am.”Schneiderlin, who began his professional career at French outfit Strasbourg before then second-tier side Southampton purchased him in 2008, says he feels comfortable with current Everton manager Marco Silva.“I knew I had to work twice, maybe three times as hard as anyone else because I knew some people and some fans would see me in a different way,” he said.“That is what I said to the manager. I said I was prepared to do that and that was what I have done.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more