Donegal TD calls for extension called to Knowledge Transfer Scheme

first_img WhatsApp Donegal TD calls for extension called to Knowledge Transfer Scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMcDevitt & Trearty goals help LYIT to victory over MICNext articleFurther funding granted for improvement to south Donegal road News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – October 18, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Fianna Fail Agriculture Spokesperson has called for the Knowledge Transfer Scheme to be extended.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue raised the programme with the Agriculture Minister due to a low take up from farmers across the country.The scheme has been open for applications as of 2016 and budgeted for up to 28,000 farmers to participate however, only around 19,000 have taken part to date.Deputy McConalogue urged Michael Creed to commit to extend the scheme for another 12 months:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Minister Creed confirmed that he hopes a scheme can be put in place to succeed the Knowledge Transfer programme:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Thomas notches career night; Bishop Kearney rallies to defeat East

first_img Follow on Facebook East’s Windell Lucas (1) cuts through the lane with Bishop Kearney’s Nahziah Carter (1) defending. Patrick Thomas (3) looks on.By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — It took a career night, a pair of double-doubles, a highlight reel dunk and a defensive adjustment. Added up it equalled a dramatic come-from-behind victory.Patrick Thomas netted a career-high 21 points to go with 15 rebounds and five assists as the Bishop Kearney Kings erased a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter on their way to a 69-63 victory over the ninth-ranked (NYS Class A) East High Eagles in non-league action Saturday evening.Thomas connected on all 10 of his shots from the floor including three field goals during the fourth quarter when Bishop Kearney outscored East, 31-14.“I was just trying to do whatever my team needed of me,” Thomas said. “We had no doubt that we were going to win the game. We supported one another.”Bishop Kearney, which committed 12 turnovers through the first three quarters of play, finished the fourth quarter without a miscue. At the same time, the Kings forced five mishandles and connected on 11 of 14 shots as a team over the final eight minutes of play.“That was the execution of everything we planned,” Bishop Kearney coach Kevin Goode, Sr. said. “There weren’t any plays being run.  It was execution. Everybody being in the right spot where they’re supposed to be. Pass, pass, pass layup. That’s everything that we worked on.”Trailing by eleven to start the final stanza, Thomas converted one of two free throws and on the next possession the sophomore forward fed front-court mate Jamal Fennell for two of his 13 points on the night.“Between Patrick and Jamal cleaning up the rebounds, sharing the ball with each other and making the right passes so each other can get wide open layups that’s says a lot,” Goode stated. “They’re willing to work hard and sacrifice points for their teammates, so we can be successful.”Kevin Goode, Jr. gave Kearney its first lead since 2-0 when he hit a pair of free throws with 3:37 remaining in the game. Thomas scored underneath for a 56-55 edge, and Nahziah Carter completed a traditional three-point play for a lead the Kings did not surrender at 59-57.After accounting for just two points over the first three quarters of play, Carter scored 11 in the final eight minutes while dishing five dimes.“At the beginning of the game I wasn’t getting too many touches,” said the University of Dayton commit. “They were doubling and tripling me, trapping me in the corners. I wasn’t getting touches at the guard position.”Carter’s basket the next trip down the floor gave BK a two-possession advantage at 61-57.“That’s what we need to see,” Goode remarked. “When he’s active, we’re dangerous. As soon as he started catching the basketball and moving or moving without the basketball, we were finding him and getting him to the basket.”Sheldon Adams pushed the lead to six with an emphatic tomahawk dunk.“‘KG’ (Goode Jr.) found me from the middle,” Adams explained. “When I turned around nobody was on me, so I just knew to attack. It was the adrenaline.”Adams rose up between three East Eagles for a slam that caused a brief stoppage in play when fans spilled on to the East High court.East High was up 11 points after 3Q. This slam by 6-0 @shellz_thegreat put @BkSportss up by 6 points w/ 1:26 left. @PickinSplinters #SCTop10— Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) February 5, 2017“He attacked the basket and I tell you right now that’s one of the strongest finishes I’ve seen,” Goode Sr. noted. “His three wasn’t falling in the first half, and he wouldn’t move. If your shot’s not falling, you to attack the basket and I had been yelling at him. I had him on the bench for a while to learn that I wanted him attacking the basket.”To East’s credit they rallied. Zion Morrison hit one of his three treys of the fourth quarter to make it 63-60 game with 1:14 remaining.Kearney converted four of six free throws, and Thomas scored on a run out to ice the victory.East used a 2-2-1 press to build an 18-9 lead after the first quarter and a 27-21 margin going into the locker room at halftime. Morrison netted six of his game-high 24 points in the first half. Windell Lucas added eight of his 17.But the Kings eventually solved East’s press.“We went into a 1-3-1,” Adams explained. “Since they had a two-man front, we had to go one-man front. We really made the adjustment in the first half, but we weren’t running how we were supposed to. Second half we were running like coach told us to.”At the same time, Kearney made a change on the defensive end.“We went zone starting the second half,” Goode said. “First half they were getting a lot of baskets at the rim. We just had to focus on making sure we stopped them from driving and being able to get outside and contest the three-point shot.”Fennell finished with 12 rebounds and six assists. Adams had 11 points. Carter grabbed four boards. Kearney was 18 of 25 from the floor in the second half.East’s Lucas had four rebounds and three blocks. The senior guard was 5-of-10 from the floor.Cypher Campbell-Boller chipped in eight for East.Kearney improved to 11-5 on the season. The Kings host UPrep on Tuesday. The Griffins are ranked No. NYS Class AA.East fell to 12-5. The Eagles host Monroe on Tuesday.  Bishop Kearney Kings, Patrick Thomas, Rochester Share on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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PhD Scholarships in Management for EU Citizens, Italy

first_imgPhD Scholarships in Management for EU Citizens, Italy March 21, 2011 Published by Site Default Deadline: 15 June 2011Open to: holders of a Master’s degree from the EUScholarship: € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilitiesThe PhD in Management deals with management topics which characterise current research activities in strategy, organization, innovation and international business. It is strongly oriented towards a deeper understanding of links between innovative services and competitiveness. Particular emphasis is given to:– the management of innovation processes and the international competitiveness of firms, institutions, as well as local, regional and national systems– the management of innovative services, such as environmental, insurance, health, technological and industrial policy services.Positions and grants– 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilities). One position is dedicated to Research Projects in the field of Healthcare Management and financially supported by the MES Laboratory of Scuola Sant’Anna.– The School may also admit eligible candidates without grants up to a maximum number of 4 posts. They will take part in the Programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee.Eligibility– possession of Master of Science (M.Sc.), or a Master of Arts (M.A.), or equivalent title from the EU. Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before September 19, 2011, may also apply.– Applicants should not be older than 35 years by June 15, 2011. Candidates older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted considering the experience gained.Application Process– applications must be submitted online by June 15, 2011, 12 pm GMT, a hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by June 22, 2011:Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaDivisione Formazione Universitaria e alla RicercaPiazza Martiri della Libertà 3356127 PISA, Italy“Application PhD in Management” must be written on the envelope.Application and attachmentsEnclosures to the hard copy of the application:1. – the copy of  candidate’s Passport,2. – two copies of  Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (please use the EU model);3. the academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in English, in French, in German, in Spanish or in Italian);4. – two copies of the abstract of their Master Degree thesis (when applicable) in English, and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable;5. – two copies of a Research Project, of no more than 2,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project should include: 1) title; 2) description of the main research question and discussion of previous research in the field; 3) description of research hypotheses, with brief discussion of key variables; 4) description of the research method that will be used and expected results; 5) possible policy implications;6. – at least two Reference Letters written by scholars who have supervised the applicant’s work during his/her university studies;7. – a numbered list of documents attached.e-mail: [email protected] +39 050 883.335, +39 050 883.383The official webpage. Tweet LinkedIn 0 Reddit Moscow State Institute of International Relations → Pocket Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 +1 ← Ozyegin University Scholarships, Turkeylast_img read more

Prairie Village-based Alzheimer’s care company adds fifth home in north Leawood

first_imgSunflower Home is Care Haven’s fifth Alzheimer’s house in Johnson County.The Prairie Village-based operator of a group of residential care homes for Alzheimer’s patients has added a fifth home to the group.Care Haven homes closed the purchase of Sunflower House in north Leawood at the end of December. The facility, near the intersection of Lee Boulevard and 92nd Street, opened a year ago under the management of A New Day, a company that specialized in providing round-the-clock in-home care for patients with memory conditions. Sunflower House was its first venture into care facilities. A New Day’s managing director said the company approached Care Haven about the acquisition after deciding to focus on their core competency of in-home care.Care Haven founder Neil Barnett said Care Haven would continue with the current on-site management.“The home operates at the same high caregiver staffing level as our other homes,” he said. “Its nurses and caregivers demonstrate the same commitment to compassionate, personalized assistance. We look forward to working side-by-side with them, providing better Alzheimer’s care to more of our neighbors.”With the acquisition of Sunflower House, Care Haven now has two homes in Leawood and three in Overland Park. The company now has the capacity to support up to 36 residents at the homes it operates.last_img read more

Better economy gives rise to more start-ups

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Paul DavidsonAmerican entrepreneurs are emerging from their Great Recession bunkers.New business formation is picking up in the U.S., early indicators show, as banks ease credit conditions and rising home and stock prices provide would-be entrepreneurs more investment assets.“It seems like it has bottomed out and it’s starting to increase,” says E.J. Reedy, research and policy director for the Kauffman Foundation, which studies entrepreneurship.Business start-ups are vital to employment growth because they tend to add jobs at a much faster rate than other companies. New firms typically account for about half of total job gains during recoveries, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco says in a new research paper.The number of new business establishments tumbled from 656,000 in 2007 to 507,000 in 2010, rising only gradually in 2011 and 2012, Labor Department figures show. continue reading »last_img read more

Solicitor ignored £600k tax bill to prioritise bank repayment

first_imgA law firm owner who prioritised bank debts while failing to pay back six-figure sums to the exchequer has been suspended indefinitely.Leeds-based John Barrie Wilson allowed his firm to build up debts of around £600,000 to HM Revenue & Customs in unpaid VAT, PAYE and National Insurance contributions, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. Another business run by Wilson, LawYours, was served with an immediate demand to pay an outstanding HMRC liability of almost £280,000 in September 2009.The tribunal heard that Wilson had given a personal guarantee to lender NatWest and preferred to pay debts to the bank. His businesses both enjoyed the benefit of group overdraft and loan facilities from NatWest, secured by cross guarantees.The tribunal heard that a ‘compensation payment’ was agreed between Wilson’s companies which was effectively a write-down in LawYours’ accounts of the liability of the law firm. LawYours was wound up in June 2010.The tribunal heard that Wilson effectively avoided personal liability under the personal guarantees. He was disqualified in 2013 for seven years from owning a business for his actions.The tribunal ruled Wilson’s actions and his subsequent disqualification were likely to diminish trust in the profession, but it rejected an SRA allegation that he lacked integrity. A judgment published this week said the tribunal could not be sure the payments to NatWest demonstrated a lack of integrity, suggesting that Wilson could have been ‘firefighting and trying to keep his business afloat’.The tribunal also found it proven that Wilson had breached rules in the way he dealt with an award of £800 compensation made by the Legal Complaints Service in 2009 to  former clients. Wilson paid the award from the office account, after earlier transferred the sum from the monies the clients had on account – effectively meaning they were paying their own compensation.The tribunal said it was satisfied Wilson had planned his conduct and, despite taking professional advice about his firm’s finances, had tried to ‘trade his way out of trouble’.The judgment said: ‘If [Wilson] was suspended this would provide the public and the reputation of the legal profession with protection from future harm by removing [his] ability to practice. Public confidence demanded no lesser sanction.’Wilson had previously appeared before the tribunal in 2010 where a number of charges were proven against him and he was fined £25,000.On this occasion, the tribunal opted to suspend him indefinitely, but it noted Wilson, who is 65, could benefit from retraining so he was no longer a material risk to the public. He was ordered to pay £28,000 in costs.last_img read more

Likely date revealed for discount rate decision

first_imgPersonal injury lawyers are likely to find out next month whether the government is minded to revise the discount rate applied to damages awards. In a House of Lords debate last month, Conservative peer Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts said the Ministry of Justice will respond to its consultation on the issue by 3 August.Hodgson tabled a motion of regret at then-lord chancellor Liz Truss’ decision to amend the rate from 2.5% to -0.75% before the consultation had even started. He said the action was ‘draconian’ and a sign that Truss did not understand, or was not briefed on, the full impact of the decision.It was revealed during the debate that 135 responses were made to the consultation, which closed in May, but justice minister Lord Keen of Elie gave little away about the government’s response.’Underlying the consultation was the wish of the government to make sure that the way the rate is set is put on the firmest possible footing in future, so that we have a better and fairer system for claimants and defendants, and, in so doing, keeping true to the 100% principle—namely, that claimants are paid no more but no less than they should be,’ said Keen.’An announcement of the government’s conclusions will be made at the earliest possible opportunity. Of course, the interests of all parties concerned will be considered, and there will be an impact assessment.’Keen insisted Truss acted correctly by changing the rate before consulting, saying this was her legal obligation. To fail to act, he suggested, would be to have ‘knowingly maintained an inappropriate rate for what might have been a considerable period of time’.Hodgson urged the government to act decisively on what he called a ‘running sore’ and insisted it was ‘extraordinary’ for the lord chancellor to change the rate now when none of her predecessors had felt the need to do so since 2001.Speaking in the debate, former justice minister Lord Faulks said the position is now ‘profoundly unsatisfactory’ and he urged the rate be decided by a panel of experts rather than the lord chancellor.He added: ‘The situation that we now have is not fair to defendants; it is going to fall on those who have to pay increased premiums—often young and elderly motorists—and the NHS and government departments.’last_img read more

Ashton Gate to host England Under-21s

first_imgThe Young Lions, who have fielded City defenders Lloyd Kelly and Jay Dasilva this season, are preparing for this summer’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship.Ashton Gate last hosted England in August 2010, where the Young Lions beat Uzbekistan 2-0 with goals from Danny Rose and Martin Kelly.Following the Poland game, Aidy Boothroyd’s side will then welcome Germany, the current EURO champions, to Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth on Tuesday, March 26th(7.45pm KO).Tickets are on sale now for both matches priced £1 for children (under 16) and adult tickets available at £10 in an early-bird offer which runs until February 24th(standard adult ticket £15).  Group booking, charter standard and concession discounts also apply.All Bristol City season card holders will have access to purchase the early-bird ticket prices until the day of the game.Tickets are on sale now by clicking here or by calling 0117 963 0600.We also have hospitality available for the match, starting at just £35pp. Find out more by clicking the link below:HOSPITALITY PACKAGESAshton Gate Managing Director Mark Kelly said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host the England Under-21s against Poland Under-21s.  With the four large concerts Ashton Gate will host in the summer, this fixture really reinforces Ashton Gate’s place on the map as a sporting and event destination.“Hosting the team will be an honour and I am pleased to confirm that we will be able to give our season card holders the opportunity to purchase tickets at early bird prices. I look forward to welcoming the team to Bristol in March alongside a great home and away crowd.”Bristol City Chief Executive Officer Mark Ashton said: “We are delighted that England Under-21s are going to be playing at our home ground and it promises to be a great occasion. Ashton Gate is a fantastic stadium and we are looking forward to welcoming the players and staff to the first-class facilities that we regularly benefit from.”England qualified for this summer’s EURO, which is hosted by Italy and San Marino, for a record seventh-consecutive time.  They will face France, Romania and Croatia in Group C.Boothroyd said: “We’re grateful to both AFC Bournemouth, Bristol City and Ashton Gate for allowing us to play in their stadiums.  Having been in both before I know what special atmospheres they can create. We’re looking forward to showcasing some of our best young players and two good games in front of big, supportive crowds.”last_img read more

Week 5 Fantasy Rankings: RB

first_imgWEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThe potential returns of Tevin Coleman (ankle), Devin Singletary (hamstring), Damien Williams (knee) and Rashaad Penny (hamstring) could significantly alter the outlooks of their teams’ respective backfields. Coleman would turn San Francisco into even more of a mess (especially with a Monday night matchup against the Browns on tap), while Singletary might render everyone in Buffalo useless this week against the Titans. Williams would return to a great Sunday night matchup against the Colts, but LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams owners wouldn’t mind if he stayed away at least one more week. Chris Carson got back on track (read: didn’t lose a fumble) in Week 4, so it’s unlikely Penny would supplant him as lead back on Thursday night against the Rams, but even five fewer touches would limit Carson’s ceiling.WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endOf course, the most watched “committee” this week will be in the Chargers backfield, where the return of Melvin Gordon against the Broncos threatens the fantasy stud status of Austin Ekeler. It’s unclear how carries will be divvied up right away, but we expect Gordon to see slightly more work. Ekeler will still be valuable, especially in PPR leagues, but his upside certainly takes a hit.WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsAs always, there’s a lot to unpack when it comes to running backs. No one predicted Jordan Howard’s three-TD Thursday night or Rex Burkhead getting one touch last week, but we’ll do our best to prepare you for the week ahead.MORE WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 5 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 5 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.1Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. GB.2Dalvin Cook, MIN @ NYG.3Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. JAX.4David Johnson, ARI @ CIN.5Marlon Mack, IND @ KC. Was Mack hurt last week? Was he just taken out because the Colts were in hurry-up mode? There have been conflicting reports, but the latter seems to be the case. As such, we’re not overly concerned about Mack heading into a matchup against a Kansas City defense allowing a league-high 5.9 yards per carry — just hope Indianapolis doesn’t fall behind by two scores in the second half.6Alvin Kamara, NO vs. TB.7Joe Mixon, CIN vs. ARI.8Mark Ingram, BAL @ PIT.9Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ PHI.10James Conner, PIT vs. BAL. Conner is nursing a sore ankle and could be “questionable” for this game, but as long as he’s active, he’s a strong play against a Ravens defense that was just shredded on the ground by Nick Chubb. If Conner can’t go, Jaylen Samuels would be a solid fill-in and might have standalone PPR value even if Conner suits up.11Leonard Fournette, JAX @ CAR.12Derrick Henry, TEN vs. BUF.13Nick Chubb, BAL @ SF.14Todd Gurley, LAR @ SEA. Gurley didn’t see many carries early in Week 4, but he was still active in the receiving game. He remained on the field even after the Rams fell behind big in the second half. There are reasons to be concerned about Gurley playing this week on short rest against a decent run defense, but his touchdown upside still gives him plenty of value.15LeSean McCoy, KC vs. IND. Indianapolis is allowing 5.5 yards per carry, so even if Damien Williams is back and stealing more passing-down work, McCoy has upside. 16David Montgomery, CHI vs. OAK (in UK). Montgomery is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, but he posted a season-high 21 carries in Week 4. He’s also had a respectable three catches in each of the past two games. The Raiders have been surprisingly solid against backs in three of four weeks this year, but Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison both carved them up in Week 3 (28 carries, 168 yards, two TDs). Montgomery seems on verge of a breakout, and this could be the spot. 17Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. DEN. No one knows how many touches Gordon will get in his first true game back, but he should see at least an even split of the carries. Austin Ekeler should still handle the majority of the passing-down duties and at least seven carries, but Gordon might very well see action around the goal line. Denver is allowing 25.2 fantasy points per game (FPPG) to RBs and were just shredded by power-runner Leonard Fournette. 18Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. MIN. Gallman’s matchup is on the opposite end of the spectrum as last week’s, but after getting 24 touches, fantasy owners have to like his volume. Even if the Giants fall behind early, Gallman should rack up short catches in come-back mode, and he will likely be pounded on the ground early. 19Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. DEN.20Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAR.21Aaron Jones, GB @ DAL. Jones is likely to be the only game in town this week with Jamaal Williams (head) still ailing. While that should mean around 20 touches, it’s coming in a tough matchup against a Cowboys defense that just limited Alvin Kamara to 69 yards on 17 carries. Jones is explosive and always a candidate for a big game, so make sure he’s in your lineups.22Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ LAC. Lindsay and Royce Freeman continue to play equal snaps, but Lindsay remains the leader for carries. Surprisingly, their receptions are equal, with Freeman actually having one more target. Lindsay rushed for 79 yards and two scores on just 11 carries against the Chargers last year, and it seems like only a matter of time before he starts pulling away from Freeman in this competition.23Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. ATL.24Sony Michel, NE @ WAS. One week Michel looks like he’s on the verge of being benched, the next he runs 17 times. The numbers still weren’t great (63 yards), but that was again a solid Bills defense. This week, he gets a porous Redskins unit that’s giving up 4.7 yards per carry. You never know what the Patriots are going to do, but Michel looks safe this week.25Josh Jacobs, OAK vs. CHI (in UK). The Raiders keep saying they want to get Jacobs more involved in the passing game, and this would be a good week to do it. Chicago has allowed 29 catches (tied for fourth) and 236 receiving yards (fifth) to RBs, so perhaps Jacobs has more upside than it first appears. Jacobs has been largely game-script dependent this year, and even with Chicago’s superior defense, this game figures to be relatively tight, at least through three quarters. He’ll get his touches and have a decent shot at a touchdown. 26Damien Williams, KC vs. IND.27James White, NE @ WAS.28Ronald Jones, TB @ NO. Is this it? Has Jones officially taken over as the Bucs lead back? Maybe, maybe not. While he’s impressed in three of four games this season, it’s worth noting that he split carries with Barber in Week 3 and was splitting again in Week 4 until the Bucs turned to Jones to kill the clock with a big lead in the fourth quarter. In other words, this is still probably more of a split than fantasy owners want to believe it is. Still, it’s tough to deny Jones’s obvious talent and Barber’s obvious mediocrity. The Saints have been death to RBs this year, shutting down Ezekiel Elliott (18 carries, 35 yards), Todd Gurley (16-63), and Chris Carson (15-53). Jones might need a touchdown to really pay off, especially in PPR leagues. 29Miles Sanders, PHI vs. NYJ. Sanders has been a constant source of frustration for fantasy owners. He outproduced Jordan Howard in Week 3 and looked to be on the verge of taking over as the “lead back” (if there is such a thing in Philadelphia), but Howard reclaimed the top spot in Week 4 with 115 total yards and three TDs. Sanders still impressed with 72 rushing yards on 11 carries, but he’s tough to start if he’s not getting any goal-line snaps. We still like him more than Howard because of his explosiveness, but Howard might be more of a touchdown threat. 30Jordan Howard, PHI vs. NYJ.31Frank Gore, BUF @ TEN.32Devonta Freeman, ATL @ HOU. Freeman is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry this year, and the only thing that’s salvaging his fantasy value is that he’s eighth in RB catches (17) and seventh in RB receiving yards (133). Houston has faced a true gauntlet of receiving backs (Alvin Kamara, Leonard Fournette, Austin Ekeler, Christian McCaffrey), and that’s reflected in the league-high 34 RB catches and 251 yards (fourth). Ultimately, Freeman is a dodgy FLEX play in standard leagues and a low-end RB2 in PPR formats.33Royce Freeman, DEN @ LAC.34Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. OAK. 35Devin Singletary, BUF @ TEN. If Singletary (hamstring) returns, he can’t be counted on for more than eight-to-10 touches (he’s maxed out at nine this year). What might save him is Tennessee is allowing 4.6 yards per carry, so Singletary’s big-play upside could allow him to do a lot with a little. As it stands, he’s just a low-end FLEX like teammate Frank Gore. If Singletary is out, Gore would be a low-end RB2. 36Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. NE.37Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. LAR. Penny (hamstring) likely won’t be 100 percent and receive just five-to-eight touches. He still has long-term upside, but Chris Carson should dominate touches for at least one more week.38Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. ATL.39Raheem Mostert, SF vs. CLE. We’re assuming Tevin Coleman returns this week at less than 100 percent, which would make this backfield a complete mess. We give Mostert a slight edge because he’s explosive and been the best pass-catcher, but it’s tough justify playing Coleman, Matt Breida, Mostert.40Latavius Murray, NO vs. TB.41Ito Smith, ATL @ HOU.42Peyton Barber, TB @ NO.43Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs. BAL. Samuels took advantage of a gimmick offense against a bad defense to have a big game in Week 4. Even though Baltimore is statically bad against RBs, Samuels only has value in PPR leagues unless James Conner is out. 44Tevin Coleman, SF vs. CLE.45Matt Breida, SF vs. CLE.46Chris Thompson, WAS vs. NE.47Nyheim Hines, IND @ KC. Hines is a sneaky play in PPR leagues because it seems likely Indianapolis will be throwing a lot in the second half. That was the surprisingly the situation last week when Hines caught all six targets.48Chase Edmonds, ARI @ CIN.49Alexander Mattison, MIN @ NYG. If there was ever a week to try using Mattison as a FLEX, it’s this one. The Giants aren’t particularly bad against backs (3.9 yards per carry), but Minnesota could jump out to a big lead and use Mattison more in the second half. 50Gus Edwards, BAL @ PIT.51Malcolm Brown, LAR @ SEA.52Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. ARI.53Darrel Williams, KC vs. IND.54Jordan Wilkins, IND @ KC.55Dion Lewis, TEN vs. BUF.56C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. LAR.57Dontrell Hilliard, CLE @ SF.58Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ PHI. You’d like to think we’d have more clarity on certain running back committees by this point in the year, but Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Kansas City, and New England (among others) remain start ’em, sit ’em nightmares. We might (emphasis on “might”) be seeing a breakout in Tampa with Ronald Jones, but we’ve thought that before only to be disappointed, so we’re still taking it easy with Bucs backs in our Week 5 fantasy RB rankings. With the Lions and Dolphins on bye, fantasy owners should still have almost all of their top backs available this week. Injuries are causing problems, as always, but Marlon Mack (ankle) is really the only “big” injury worry. A Sunday night matchup against Kansas City makes his situation even more difficult, as his owners will definitely want to start him if he’s available. Jordan Wilkins will be a popular waiver pickup this week if there’s any concern about Mack’s status. (Update: Early reports suggest Mack will be fine for Sunday night.)last_img read more

Columbus Catholic volleyball wins thriller at Greenwood in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

first_imgDons play regional final at Wausau Newman on SaturdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGREENWOOD — Earlier this season the Marshfield Columbus Catholic volleyball team blew a 2-0 lead and dropped a five-set match to Greenwood in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup.On Thursday in a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal, the Dons nearly had the same thing happen. However, this time Columbus prevailed.Third-seeded Columbus Catholic won the match 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 12-25, 15-9 to advance to a regional final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wausau Newman.“We went in missing our setter (Jennifer Reigel) tonight, but the whole team stepped up and played some of their best volleyball this season,” Columbus Catholic coach Kat Egle said. “I am proud of how they played tonight.”Natalie Pospyhalla and Abby Baierl stepped in at the setter position and shined for the Dons. Pospyhalla finished with 28 assists, and Baierl had 11 to help set up a majority of the 52 kills accumulated by Columbus in the victory.Kendra Baierl had a team-high 22 kills, Celine Scholin added 13, and Maren Seefluth had nine for the Dons. Seefluth had 33 digs, and Sierra Litwaitis added 25 to lead the Columbus defense.Wausau Newman, the No. 1 seed in the regional, swept Rib Lake 3-0 on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more