Lyons: tackle the mess of rate reliefs head on

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What revelations are there in the insolvency figures?

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Sarens adds Orléans base

first_imgHydraulic cranes with a capacity up to 700 tonnes, and lattice boom cranes, with a payload up to 300 tonnes, will be based at the facility.Sarens explained: “Orléans [is] an important service centre for the nuclear sector in France. Its advantageous location with some of the major nuclear plants located in the vicinity as well as proximity to Paris, makes it the best location to serve the sector and also serve our clients in the south of Paris.Meanwhile, at the company’s headquarters and warehouses in Belgium, Sarens has installed 2,886 solar panels on the roofs as part of ongoing green initiatives.With a total investment of around EUR1 million (USD1.1 million), the solar panels can produce up to 575 kWh electricity in an hour. The installation will cover around 60 percent of the electricity needs of the facilities at Sarens’ headquarters.Sarens said: “We will continue to invest more in green energy. We will allocate another EUR250,000 (USD273,833) in solar panels at otherSarens locations in Belgium. By 2024, we aim to further invest in solar panels, as well as wind turbines, with a goal of producing electricity for the yearly consumption of at least 2,000 households.”www.sarens.comlast_img read more

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Read of the Week

first_imgThe Mourning BirdMubanga KalimamukwentoJacanaReview: Karen WatkinsEarlier this year the Jacana Literary Foundation and Exclusive Books announced that Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s The Mourning Bird won the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2019.The theme of child homelessness runs through The Mourning Bird. Sounds like too heavy a read? Think again.The story is set in Zambia in the 1990s during a state of emergency but it could be any major city in the world. It begins in a village where 11-year-old Chimuka’s father warns her not to let an owl stay. Before his prophecy comes to pass her life is one of dance with her mother and playing games and singing with her younger brothers, Ali and Kufe. She dreams of being a teacher like her father. All this changes with the arrival of an owl, what Chimuka refers to as the mourning bird.Kalimamukwento then cleverly peels away the layers of this Zambian family’s secrets as she reveals how HIV/Aids, suicide, infidelity and sexual promiscuity change Chimuka’s life. After losing her baby brother and parents, Chimuka and Ali escape their abusive extended family to live on the streets of Lusaka. Cold, hungry and homeless, they survive by their wits and succumb to drugs and crime while confronting adversaries of other homeless people and the police.Instead of receiving loving support and guidance from a mother as she leaves the naivety of childhood, Chimuka is forced to use her body to survive. The Mourning Bird is an empowering debut novel by this criminal lawyer and single mum to two boys. Kalimamukwento writes with enormous empathy based on her experience of having lost her mother at a young age. She is currently a Fulbright fellow.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and how the author slowly, sensitively revealed the details with great literary prowess. I could not put it down and highly recommend it.last_img read more

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‘The Singapore Grip’ episode 2 preview

first_imgIn a sneak peek clip, Matthew Webb (Luke Treadaway) meets Vera Chiang (Elizabeth Tan) for the first time at The Great World. Watch the clip at the top of this article. The synopsis for episode 2 is: Matthew begins to adjust to his new life in Singapore and acquaints himself with his father’s rubber trade. He is troubled when he discovers that questionable practices are taking place under his nose, but the Blackett’s unscrupulous business model and the impending Japanese invasion threatens to scupper his plans to make any real changes. ‘The Singapore Grip‘ continues tonight on ITV and we’ve got a preview of the second episode for you. Credit: Mammoth Screen for ITV After an evening of deliberate distraction among Singapore’s liveliest entertainment, exhausted and fever-ridden, Matthew finds himself torn between two warring women, both intent on gaining his affections, as Pearl Harbour is bombed and America enters the war. ‘The Singapore Grip’ continues on ITV tonight at 9pm. Preview the episode with our gallery below:last_img read more

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NXP Introduces 1800 Watt LDMOS RF Transistor

first_imgNXP Semiconductors has announced a new LDMOS technology for RF power transistors designed for operation up to 65 volts (V). This extra-high voltage LDMOS process will give rise to the MRFX series, a new generation of LDMOS products by NXP.The first product in the MRFX series is the MRFX1K80, the industry’s most powerful continuous wave (CW) RF transistor. It is designed to deliver 1800 watts (W) CW at 65 V for applications from 1 to 470 megahertz (MHz) and is capable of handling 65:1 voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR).The drop-in compatibility between their 1250 W, 1500 W and the new 1800 W transistors enables customers to create a single scalable platform for multiple end products. With this new generation, NXP customers will be able to deliver on their commitment of higher performing, more rugged products in a shorter amount of time.The MRFX1K80 is targeted for industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications such as laser generation, plasma etching, magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI), skin treatment and diathermy, as well as particle accelerators and other scientific applications. The MRFX1K80 is also designed for radio and very high frequency (VHF) TV broadcast transmitters. Industrial heating, welding, curing or drying machines currently using vacuum tubes will also benefit from the higher level of control that solid state enables.As RF becomes more pervasive in various industrial applications, NXP is providing RF power engineers with a means to reduce the design cycle time:More power – Higher voltage enables higher output power, which helps decrease the number of transistors to combine, simplifying power amplifiers complexity and reducing their size.Faster development time – With higher voltage, the output power can be increased while retaining a reasonable output impedance. This simplifies the matching to 50 ohms, especially in wideband applications. Faster matching dramatically speeds up the development time.Design reuse – This impedance benefit also ensures pin-to-pin compatibility with current 50 V LDMOS transistors, making it possible for RF designers to reuse existing printed circuit board (PCB) designs for even shorter time to market.Manageable current level – A higher voltage lowers the current in the system, limiting the stresses on DC power supplies and reducing magnetic radiation.Wide safety margin – The NXP 65 V LDMOS technology has a breakdown voltage of 182 V, which improves reliability and enables higher efficiency architectures.Availability and Development Support The MRFX1K80H transistor in an air cavity ceramic package is currently sampling, with production expected in August 2017. Reference circuits for 27 MHz and 87.5-108 MHz applications are available now. In a few months, NXP will offer the over-molded plastic version, the MRFX1K80N, that reduces the thermal resistance by 30 percent for further reliability and ease of use. For pricing or additional information, please contact your local NXP sales office or NXP approved distributor.Click here to download a presentation that talks about this new technology.last_img read more

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Ducati releases the last episode of the Ducati Scrambler video set

first_imgThe third and last episode in the Ducati Scrambler “Franco & Elvira Story” is out; it finally shows the basic shape (though putty like) as Franco takes Elvira to the World Ducati Week.If you had missed them, the videos – the plasticine protagonists of which were hand-made by three talented nineteen-years-olds from Bologna – tell an imaginative story of how the Scrambler Ducati ended up in the present day.As the storyline goes, Franco, a man from 2078, is catapulted by a time machine (which somehow looks very similar to the Delorean from the Back To The Future movie) back to the Woodstock festival of August 1969 where he meets and falls in love with both Scrambler Ducati and Elvira.They joyously elope on the bike, yet before the two can even kiss the time machine hurls them forwards to the present day, to 2014. Franco and Elvira find themselves directly in front of the fabulous “yellow container” – first visited by Ducati employees and then the enthusiasts who flocked to WDW 2014 – from which they exit astride the new Scrambler Ducati.Unfortunately, it will be almost another two months before we get to see the actual bike when it is officially presented on 30th September during Intermot 2014 in Cologne, Germany. View the video below.Franco and Elvira Story (Episode 3) from Scrambler Ducati on Vimeo.–Ads–last_img read more

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UWF Heads To West Alabama For Super Regional 2 Title Game

first_img Location Livingston, Ala. | Tiger Stadium Social Media UWF Athletics – Twitter: @GoArgos | IG: GoArgos | FB: GoArgos | #GoArgos UWF Football – Twitter: @UWFFootball | IG: @UWFFootball | FB: UWFFootball Follow UWF Twitter & Facebook for In-Game Score Updates Date | Time Saturday, Dec. 2 | 12:00 p.m. Additional Info UWF Notes (pdf) | West Alabama Notes (pdf) | GSC Weekly Release Tickets $15 for General Admission | $5 for college students Live Audio UWF Sports Network | 97.1 FM | Listen Onlinecenter_img #6 seed West Florida (9-3, 5-3 GSC) at #1 seed West Alabama (10-2, 7-1 GSC) Live Stats Live Stats Live Video BLAB TV & ESPN3 | Coverage Map & Channel Lineup | Watch Online  * Records: UWF is 9-3 after upending West Georgia, 17-14, on the road last week. West Alabama moved to 10-2 with a 27-20 victory over Delta State in its NCAA Super Regional 2 Semifinal contest.* Rankings: UWA is #17 in both the AFCA ranking & the D2Football.com poll. UWF is receiving votes (4) in the AFCA listing.THE COACHES* UWF coach Pete Shinnick was hired as the first coach in program history on Feb. 6, 2014. He is 14-9 in 2 seasons at UWF and has a 117-55 career record in 15 years, which includes a 50-24 mark at UNC Pembroke (07-13) & 53-22 at Azusa Pacific (99-05).* West Alabama Coach Brett Gilliland is in his fourth season at UWA after taking over in 2013. The Pensacola native and Escambia HS grad is 29-16 at his alma mater, where he starred from 2000-03, finishing as the Tigers’ single-season (3,213) and career passing yards (6,689) record holder. He started his coaching career at Georgia Tech (2006-09), at Georgia Southern (2010-12) and Kennesaw State (2013).         Three weeks after making history as the fastest start-up program to qualify for the NCAA Division 2 Playoffs, the sixth-seeded UWF football team will travel to Livingston, Ala. to face top-seeded and 17th-ranked West Alabama in the biggest game in its brief 24-game history – The NCAA Super Regional 2 Championship.    The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to the national semifinals next Saturday, Dec. 9 against an opponent to be announced on Sunday when the NCAA re-seeds the four regional winners.The other regional title games are (CT):SR1: Assumption at Indiana (Pa.), 11 amSR3: Harding at Ferris State, 11 amSR4: Texas A&M-Commerce at Minn. State, NoonABOUT UWF    UWF is 9-3 overall having secured a winning season in its second year of competition after its 30-7 win over North Alabama four weeks ago. Since then, the Argonauts have claimed road wins at #18 West Georgia, #16 Wingate and last week at #24 West Georgia (again). UWF finished in a 5-way tie for second in the Gulf South Conference with a 5-3 record.    The Argonauts are fifth in the GSC in scoring offense (28.2) and third in scoring defense (20.5). UWF ranks sixth in total offense with 343.7 yards per game and fourth in total defense, allowing an average of 327.0 per contest. UWF’s passing attack is third in the league at 230.9 yards per game, just behind West Georgia at 235.4 and West Alabama at 281.8.    Redshirt freshman Mike Beaudry has thrown for 2,564 yards and 24 touchdowns while completing 55 percent of his passes. The Canadian-born signal caller from Oviedo, Fla. was named the GSC Offensive Freshman of the Year. He has also rushed for 96 yards and two scores.    Sophomore Chris Schwarz, senior Leroy Wilson and freshman Anthony Johnson, Jr. have led the Argos ground game, which has averaged 112.8 yards per game and collected 10 touchdowns. Schwarz has four scores and 570 yards on 150 carries for 47.5 per game. Wilson has 330 yards on the season with 270 coming in the last seven contests. His 5.1 yards per rush lead the team and rank tenth in the GSC. Johnson has 311 yards on 75 carries.    Reggie Barnes, Marvin Conley and Trent Archie all have at least 74 tackles and rank in the top 15 in the GSC. Barnes’ and Conley’s 7.7 stops per game rank sixth in the league. First Team All-GSC pick John Williamson leads the conference with 10.5 sacks and is fourth with 12.5 tackles for loss.ABOUT WEST ALABAMA    #17 West Alabama is 10-2 on the season following last week’s 27-20 win over Delta State. The Tigers have won four-consecutive games after a 41-39 loss at Florida Tech. They lead the GSC in scoring, averaging over 38 points per game.    UWA leads the GSC in total offense, averaging 447 yards per game. Led by junior QB Harry Satterwhite, the Tigers are averaging 281.8 yards per game through the air. Satterwhite  leads the GSC in passing yards (266.3 ypg) with a 66 percent completion rate and 3,196 yards and 24 touchdowns.    Senior WR Donta Armstrong leads the GSC with 71 receptions for 877 yards, good for a GSC best 73.1 ypg. He was named First Team All-GSC after collecting all-conference and all-America honors in 2016 with 91 receptions for 904 yards.    Led by senior RB Lakenderic Thomas, UWA is averaging 165 rushing yards per game. Thomas has 949 rushing yards on the year with 13 touchdowns.    Junior WLB Terry Samuel is second in the GSC with 97 tackles with 8.1 per game. Junior DB Tevin Madison is one of the best defensive backs in the league, as evidence by his GSC best 15 break-ups and five INT.PETE SHINNICK IN THE POSTSEASON    With last week’s NCAA Super Region 2 win, Pete Shinnick improved to 2-2 as a head coach in the Division II Championships with both previous games coming while he was at UNC Pembroke in 2009 and 2013.    The 2009 team was ranked 13th before losing to Arkansas Tech, 41-13 on the road in Russellville, Ark. In 2013, the 8th-ranked and 2nd-seeded Braves had a first-round bye but fell to 16th-ranked and 3rd-seeded North Alabama, 37-13, in Pemboke, N.C.    He also went 2-5 in the NAIA Playoffs while at Azuza Pacific from 1999-2005. The Cougars reached the national semifinals in 1999 & 2004.GSC IN THE POSTSEASON    Four GSC teams qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship, including the GSC Champions from West Alabama, who earned the top seed. Delta State was the fifth seed, making the field for the first time since 2014. West Florida is the sixth seed, earning the spot in just its second year of existence. After one year away, West Georgia got back in the playoffs for the third time in four years, earning the seventh seed.    It is the fourth straight year that the league has had at least three teams make the NCAA Playoffs, and the second time in four years that four teams have qualified.    The last two seasons, seven different GSC teams have made the NCAA Championship.    A GSC school has won the NCAA Division II Super Region 2, formerly the Southeast Region, crown 13 times in the last 15 seasons. With all four semifinal teams from the GSC, that number will increase to 14 in 16 seasons after a champion is crowned Saturday in Livingston.    Since Division II went to regionalization in 1990, a GSC school has advanced to the national semifinals 19 times in 26 seasons.ARGOS ADDING TO 2016 WIN TOTAL    Last season, UWF had five victories with three games remaining and struggled in its final games  – all losses to UWA, North Alabama and West Georgia and was unable to finish with a winning record.     The 2016 team appeared to hit a wall at that point last season and that need for improvement physically and mentally was a point of emphasis for the coaching staff and strength & conditioning staff coming into the 2017 campaign.    Five weeks ago, UWF entered the same final 3-game stretch with the same win total.  The 2017 edition played well at West Alabama and,  despite losing 35-18, trailed just 14-12 entering the fourth quarter. UWF got over the 5-win hump with a 30-7 victory over North Alabama. And the 34-29 come-from-behind win at #24/18 West Georgia in the regular-season finale propelled the squad into the playoffs for the first time ever.UWF WITH ANOTHER SHOT AT A RANKED OPPONENT    This week’s game against #17 West Alabama marks the sixth ranked opponent for UWF in the last eight weeks.    The Argonauts had been close to knocking off a ranked foe twice this season. UWF dropped a heartbreaker to #20 Delta State, 28-25 and fell at #25/23 West Alabama, 35-18, in Livingston after trailing 14-12 entering the fourth quarter.    UWF collected its second, third and fourth-ever wins over a ranked opponent in the last three weeks, with a road win over #24/18 West Georgia, 34-29, to snap the Wolves’ 6-game home winning streak, a 31-0 shutout win at #16/18 Wingate in the NCAA First Round to end the Bulldogs’ season at 9-2, and last week’s 17-14 win at #24 West Georgia in the regional semifinals.    In their inaugural 2016 campaign, UWF upset #16 Florida Tech, 42-39 at home, before falling to #3 North Alabama, 51-3 in Florence.    Earlier this season, UWF was scheduled to host then-#16 Midwestern State but the game was canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.RECAPPING THE WIN AT WEST GEORGIA    The UWF defense has been getting better and better over the last three weeks but turned in one of the gutsiest performances in program history Saturday as the sixth-seeded Argonauts defeated seventh-seeded West Georgia, 17-14, at University Stadium to advance to the NCAA Division II Championship Super Regional 2 finals.    UWF held West Georgia to a season-low 244 yards of total offense, including just 117 on the ground in defeating the Wolves at home for the second time in 14 days. The Argos had four sacks, forced three fumbles and Marvin Conley picked off Willie Candler to ice the game with one second remaining.    The Argos finished with 337 yards as Mike Beaudry threw for 194 yards on 19-of-33 with a touchdown. He also had four interceptions, including three in the first quarter. Fortunately, the defense held the Wolves to just 17 combined yards on their three ensuing possessions.    Johnathan Coleman had three sacks and eight tackles up front for the Argonauts. Asante Griffin led the team with nine stops. Andre Duncombe forced a fumble and made five tackles as well.RECAPPING THE WIN AT WINGATE    UWF got a dominating performance from its defense en route to a 31-0 win over Wingate in the NCAA First Round, becoming the youngest program to win a Division II postseason game.    From the third play of the game when Jalen Spencer intercepted Wingate QB Dylan Williams and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown, the UWF defense announced it was going to be the focal point of the day. Spencer got his second interception on the Bulldogs’ next drive returning it 15 yards to the UWF 30, eventually leading to an Austin Williams 51-yard field goal – tying his own career-long.    By the end of the game, the Argonauts held 16th-ranked Wingate to a season-low 205 yards of total offense, sacked Williams a school-record nine times, picked him off three times and did its part to put all four Gulf South Conference teams into the Super Region 2 semifinals.    Marvin Conley, Reggie Barnes and Johnathan Coleman each posted double-digit tackles. The Argos have combined for 21 sacks and 38 tackles for loss over the last three contests.    UWF ended with 289 yards of total offense –129 on the ground and 160 through the air. Mike Beaudry was 18-for-31 with three passing touchdowns and an interception.RECAPPING THE WIN OVER WEST GEORGIA FROM THREE WEEKS AGO    UWF scored 24 unanswered and got an outstanding effort from its defense over the final 45 minutes to end the regular-season tied for second in the final league standings. UWF’s 395 yards of total offense was its third-highest this season and helped the squad finish 4-1 on the road in 2017.    QB Mike Beaudry threw for 236 yards on 19-of-35 with four touchdowns against the top-rated defense in the league which was seventh nationally allowing just 268.8 yards per game. The Argonauts also rushed for 159 yards and averaged 4.7 yards per carry.    Sophomore RB Chris Schwarz had a career-best 94 yards on 17 rushes, while senior Leroy Wilson and freshman Anthony Johnson, Jr. combined for 55 yards on 15 plays.    Senior TE Austin Blake-Smith had a great game, hauling in five catches for 32 yards, including a pair of touchdowns.    Defensively, UWF was in the UWG backfield 14 times on the 62 plays with five sacks and nine additional tackles for loss. The defense held the Wolves to minus-2 yards rushing over the final three quarters.    UWG finished with 398 yards of total offense but just 199 after the first quarter. Willie Candler completed 19 passes for 295 yards, with scoring plays of 72 and 41 yards.UWF BECOMING ROAD WARRIORS    UWF has played very well on the road this season, going 6-1 with back-to-back victories on its resume, The Argonauts are 8-5 all-time away from Pensacola.DIVISION II ROAD VICTORIES IN 20177    Harding6    WEST FLORIDA, Central Wash., Findlay, Minn.-Duluth, Minnesota St., Texas A&M-Commerce, Virginia State5    Ashland, Assumption, Bowie State, Delta State, Fort Hays, Indiana (Pa.), Shepherd, Shippensburg, Tuskegee, West Chester, Winona State.UWF PLAY MUCH IMPROVED OVER THE LAST FOUR GAMES    While UWF has played solid football all season long, it has really come into its own over the last four games in wins over North Alabama, at West Georgia twice and at Wingate.    First 8    Last 4Offense    games    games    Diff.Rushing ypg    101.4    135.5    34.1Yards per carry    3.1    4.0    0.9Sacks Allowed    20    2    -18DefenseRushing yards allowed    141.4    98.4    -43.0Yards per carry allowed    3.5    2.8    -0.7Sacks    16    25    —Opp. 3rd Down Pct    39%    23%    -16%Total Offense allowed    368.5    244.0    -124.5GeneralPunt Return Avg.    10.6    20.6    10.0 yprTurnover Margin    -5    +3    —    The numbers over the last 11 quarters are even more impressive, as the Argos have allowed just 645 total yards for an average of 58.63 yards per quarter – and a miniscule 3.7 yards per play.UWF SACK COMPANY    UWF’s defense has made tremendous strides this season, but the past three games have been the catalyst for the postseason run.    Led by a defensive line that has taken up residence in the opponent’s backfield, UWF has totaled 41 QB sacks and an additional 14 tackles for loss – 35 total.    UWF now ranks 7th nationally with 3.42 QB sacks per game and 5th in total sacks. Junior DE John Williamson is 26th in the NCAA with 0.79 QB sacks per game.GSC SINGLE-SEASON QB SACK LEADERS13.5    Dylan Donahue, West Georgia    201613.5    Michael Eubanks, Delta State    200513.0    Darrius Caldwell, West Georgia    201412.0    Dylan Donahue, West Georgia    201512.0    Michael Eubanks, Delta State    200712.0    Tommy Edwards, Arkansas Tech    200212.0    T.J. Bingham, Ouachita Baptist    200111.5    Michael Eubanks, Delta State    200611.5    Dewayne Smith, Valdosta State    200211.0    Joey Sylve, Delta State    200311.0    Jamall Johnson, Delta State    200010.5    John Williamson, UWF    2017    Darius Ellis, West Alabama    2016 SECONDARY CONSISTENTLY CREATING HAVOC     While the front seven are doing their part to contain opposing offenses, the UWF secondary is quietly becoming one of the tougher units to attack.    With Jalen Spencer’s pick-6 on the third play of the game at Wingate, that gave UWF four defensive scores this season, ranking them 13th in the NCAA and first in the GSC.    The Argos have 14 interceptions on the year to rank second in the GSC and 38th nationally.WINNING VERSUS LOSING* UWF is 9-0 when attempting fewer than 40 passes and 0-3 when throwing 40 or more.* UWF is 8-1 when running for at least 100 yards and 1-2 when rushing for fewer than 100 yards.* UWF is 8-2 when recording an interception.UWF EARNS FIRST EVER TOP-25 VOTE    UWF received one vote in the AFCA Division 2 Top-25 poll three weeks ago, marking the first-ever vote for the second-year program. The Argonauts would be tied for 35th if the numbered listing continued past 25.    After the NCAA Playoff selection, UWF was the beneficiary of four votes, effectively putting the team at 35th entering the playoffs.FIVE ARGOS NAMED ALL-GSC    The UWF Football team had six players recognized on the end-of-year all-Gulf South Conference teams, highlighted with quarterback Mike Beaudry being named Offensive Freshman of the Year as announced by the league.    PK Austin Williams and DE John Williamson were voted onto the first team, while WR Antoine Griffin, LT Samuel Antoine and LB Trent Archie were chosen for the second team.    Williams has been one of the biggest difference-makers from last year’s inaugural season. The sophomore out of Phelan, California leads the league with 9.2 pts per game and is second with 92 total points. He has made 21 field goals which is tied for first in the NCAA this season and third in the GSC single-season record book. He has made four field goals in a game three times. He is 9-of-9 inside 32 yards and 16-of-17 up to 43 yards. Williams has also handled 55 kickoffs with a GSC-leading 19 touchbacks – 10 more than the next closest kicker.    Antoine has started all nine games at tackle, moving from right to left tackle for the final six contests. He graded out at *0 percent or higher in nine games and reached 86 percent in six. The second-year player from Weston, Florida has helped UWF rank sixth in GSC with 345.2 yards of total offense and third in with 237.2 passing yards per game.    Griffin has built upon last year’s totals and finished the 2017 regular-season with team highs of 566 receiving yards and 41 catches. The redshirt junior out of Tampa ranks third in the GSC in receiving yards, yards per game (56.6) and receptions per game (4.1). He had a career-best 109 yards against Valdosta State, along with 94- and 99-yard games on the road against Shorter and West Alabama. He leads the team with eight catches of at least 20 yards.    Williamson has continued to anchor the left side of the defensive line for the second-consecutive season. He leads the league with eight sacks – six in GSC play – and enters this week’s postseason game with 45 total tackles. The redshirt junior from nearby Stockton, Alabama leads the Argonauts with 12 quarterback hurries, while forcing one fumble. He has 85 stops in 19 career games at UWF.    Archie earned his second season award from the GSC after being named Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2016. As a sophomore in 2017, he made the move from defensive back to the nickel spot in defensive coordinator Darian Dulin’s scheme. The Mobile, Alabama native has 61 tackles to rank third on the team and 19th in the GSC. He also has nine tackles for loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He is the program’s all-time tackles leader with 151 in two seasons.BEAUDRY NAMED OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR    UWF quarterback Mike Beaudry was voted the Offensive Freshman of the Year by the league’s head coaches.    Beaudry has thrown for 2,210 yards with 246 yards per game with 20 touchdowns. He ranks in the top four in the GSC in completions, attempts, passing yards, yards per game, touchdowns and passing efficiency – all of which place him first among freshman in each list as well. He has produced two 300-plus yard games and two additional 275-yard plus games – all against GSC teams.    The Canadian-born signal-caller from Oviedo, Florida has shown increased mobility as the season has progressed, leading to 76 net rushing yards. He earned four Freshman of the Week honors – all in the last five weeks – which are tied for the second-most in league history.    He gained notoriety as the first National Letter of Intent received during the Feb. 2015 Signing Day as UWF secured its first class of prep signees. He sat out the 2015 season as a redshirt, but then missed all of 2016 while rehabbing from a broken fibula that occurred during Spring 2016 camp – meaning his game action this season was his first since November 2014 – a span of 32 months.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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EPL: Lloris reveals two teams that will win Premier League title

first_imgTottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris has admitted that the Premier League title race is between Manchester City and Liverpool.Spurs enjoyed one of their strongest seasons in years under Mauricio Pochettino last term, securing another top-four finish and reaching a first Champions League final.But Lloris now believes his side are aware they are the third runner in a two-horse race for the title.“One thing that we try to improve this season: if you cannot win, it’s important to not lose the game, especially against an opponent like Manchester City.“If you want to stay in contact with the best team in the Premier League, it’s important to get this feeling. There were some games that we lost [last term] that we should have drawn. We all know the difficulty of playing at City, so it’s a good feeling to build confidence.“With humility, Liverpool and City are the real contenders. We’re going to try our best to challenge for top spot, but it’s difficult to find the consistency.“We just need to try to use the experience of the last few years in the best way and it’s about details — to not lose a game, especially a game you do not deserve to win. You draw, you take a point and it’s very good because your rivals share the point with you.“Now it’s just to keep the consistency. Consistency is the key,” Lloris told the Evening Standard.last_img read more

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Video Highlights: UFC Fighter Jessica Eye Confronts 400-Pound Pro Wrestler Kongo Kong

first_imgOn the heels of the recent Ronda Rousey/WWE buzz, Jessica Eye, a UFC fighter from Cleveland, mixed it up in the pro wrestling ring with 400-pound wrestler Kongo Kong last Friday night in Parma, Ohio.Eye accompanied J-Rocc to the ring as he defended his Cleveland Knights Championship Wrestling title against the undefeated Kong, a nationally contracted talent with the IMPACT WRESTLING promotion. Eye The event was called “New World Rising” and aired around the world as an Internet pay-per-view on Fite TV.As seen in this footage, https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftaphx84487u0te/CKCW%20NWR%20Eye%20Highlights.mp4?dl=0Eye battled Kong and caused a distraction that led to J-Rocc’s victory. At the end of the clip, Eric Bischoff comes through the curtain.Bischoff masterminded World Championship Wrestling’s rise to prominence in the late ‘90s, and he was the special guest general manager for CKCW at New World Rising.To see the replay of the New World Rising pay-per-view, go to the Fite TV website.NOTE: This footage is properly credited and ready to air! If you have any questions, or wish to gain right to use footage in perpetuity, please call Jerry Mires at (216) 253-7898. Vince McKee Related TopicsMMAPro Wrestlinglast_img read more

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