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Week 15 DraftKings Picks: Best lineup stacks for NFL DFS tournaments, cash games

first_imgWEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 15 DraftKings Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournamentsQB Jameis Winston, WR Chris Godwin, and TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ LionsI love the Bucs’ stack of Winston and Godwin in all formats, and I’m hoping that question marks about Winston’s hand injury hold his ownership down in tournaments. Winston is having one of the wildest seasons that you will ever see, and he has a real shot at leading the league in passing yards, touchdowns and interceptions. He has shown a great floor and ceiling this season and has easily been my favorite quarterback to roster in DFS. Godwin will be the clear cut top pass-catching option for Tampa with Mike Evans out, and he could push for 15-plus targets. While he faces a tough individual matchup against Darius Slay, the Bucs will move Godwin around the formation to get him more favorable matchups on occasions. I’m projecting double-digit targets for Godwin in this game, which could lead to a ceiling-type fantasy performance. In games in which Godwin saw 10 or more targets, he’s posted lines of 12/172/2, 10/151/0, and 5/74/0. MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Lineup BuilderRB Todd Gurley and TE Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams @ CowboysI really like the Rams-Cowboys game as a game to stack in the 4 p.m. slate. The total is fairly high at 48.5-points, and both offenses are set up for success. The Rams have looked better on offense lately after committing to the run to take pressure off of QB Jared Goff, and I expect them to use a similar game plan to what they implemented last week in their win against the Seahawks to help negate Dallas’ pass rush that ranks ninth in adjusted sack rate. Gurley has seen 20 or more touches in three of the last four games, and I would be shocked if he didn’t see that again this week with the Dallas defense struggling to stop the run all season. Gurley is an incredible value on DraftKings at $6,000, and I don’t think he’ll be highly owned with so much attention going to Chris Carson, Derrick Henry, and Christian McCaffrey. This is a weird spot where you can use an unconventional stack of Gurley and the tight end Higbee. While these players are not correlated plays, they are both underpriced given their roles in the offense over the last few weeks. Higbee has provided a huge boost to Rams’ offense since becoming the starter with both his blocking and pass-catching, and I expect him to maintain his role even if Gerald Everett returns from injury. Higbee is underpriced across the industry, and up the seams is where opposing offenses can exploit a Cowboys defense that is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.There’s plenty of strategy that goes into putting together a winning DFS lineup, and the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools. RotoQL’s Lineup Optimizer is a massive advantage when you’re building lineups, regardless of contest size or site. WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 15 NFL DFS Picks: Top DraftKings stacks for cash games     QB Deshaun Watson and WR Deandre Hopkins, Houston Texans @ TitansThere is plenty of value at wide receiver this week to allow you to pay up for a high priced QB-WR stack. My favorite high-end stack is a Texans’ stack of Watson and Hopkins. While I like the idea of fading Hopkins in tournaments due to his likely high ownership, in favor of some cheaper options with upside such as Julio Jones, Julian Edelman, and Chris Godwin, he makes for a no-brainer cash game play. Hopkins faces a matchup with the Titans, who have been shredded by opposing wide receivers this season. As for Watson, he has one of the best floor/ceiling combinations on a slate that doesn’t include Lamar Jackson. Watson unleashed his rushing ability last week after the Texans fell behind big to the Broncos, finishing the day with 44 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 292 and a score through the air. The Texans-Titans matchup is the only game that has a total of 50-points or higher and has clear shootout potential with how explosive both offenses have been during the second half of the season. QB Kyle Allen and RB Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers vs. SeahawksI don’t think it’s necessary to spend down at quarterback this week, but if you want to jam Christian McCaffrey in your cash game lineup (never a bad idea), then you can look to stack CMC with Allen. From a real-life perspective, Allen has been pretty awful and has struggled with turnovers, but he has been more than serviceable from a DFS angle after posting three straight 20-plus point fantasy outings. The Panthers’ defense gotten torched over the last two months, which has led to Allen attempting an average of 43.2 passes over his last five games. That type of volume is hard to ignore at his price point, and you can correlate Allen with McCaffrey, who has 12 or more targets in three of the last four games. McCaffrey’s price is also back down to $10,000 on DraftKings, and the matchup is fairly soft against an average Seattle defense.  It’s been an amazing NFL season, and Week 15 is likely the last ‘good’ DFS slate of year with Week 16 having three games on Saturday and Week 17 being, well, Week 17. There are 13 games on the slate, and we have five games in the late 4 p.m. time slot, so there will be some massive point swings coming down the stretch. There is only one game with a total of 50-points or more, and I wouldn’t have believed you four months ago if you told me that it would be with the Titans-Texans AFC South matchup. With that being said, there are still a lot of great stacking spots with the Bucs-Lions, Rams-Cowboys, Seahawks-Panthers, Dolphins-Giants and Falcons-49ers all standing out. For more great gambling and NFL, NBA, PGA, and MLB DFS content, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj), where I’m always answering daily fantasy questions and providing more DFS analysis.last_img read more

Namwongo defeats UPDF in division one basketball game

first_imgGame two returns on Friday at the arena.   Meanwhile in another vibrant game, Kampala Rockets stopped Entebbe Arches 87-81 to win game 1 of the Division 2 league. The two were also elevated to Division 1 and are now battling for position one.In the ladies Category played earlier of the division 2 league,Magic Stormers outclassed Nabisunsa Girls 82-58 in their game one finals 82-58. Rachel Nanyonga had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Magic Stormers side while Benedict Namwen added 18 points.  For the Nabisunsa side, Becky Keron Lon managed 13 points. Both teams have also been elevated to Division 1.******URNShare on: WhatsApp Namuwongo in action againts UPDFKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Namwongo Blazers Basketball Club (NBC) defeated Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Tomahawks 64-57 in a thrilling Division 1 basketball league finals game.The two teams have been elevated to top-flight National Basketball League after qualifying for the finals, but have to battle for the number one position of the Division One League.In a much competitive game played on Wednesday at the Lugogo MTN Arena, the Namuwongo side dominated the UPDF team which was relegated last year following a dismal performance in the NBL.The first quarter of the game ended 15-14 in favour of the UPDF side before Namuwongo led the second quarter 17-15. In a tough fourth quarter display, the two teams had a 13-13 tie by the end of the quarter.However, the Namuwongo side put up a better fight in the last quarter with a 20-14 lead, giving them a 64-57 win over the experienced Tomahawks side.Namuwongo now has to win two of the remaining four games to emerge champions of Division One, while the UPDF side has a chance to qualify only if they upset Namuwongo in three games in the best of five series semis.For the Namuwongo side, Emmanuel Maku had 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Peter Cheng added 17 points and 12 rebounds. UPDF’s Felix Mukunzi and Edward Ijjo had 15 and 14 points to their name.last_img read more

HEAVILY FAVORED PERFECT PIC STRETCHES OUT AND TAKES $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY HALF LENGTH; CASSIDY TRAINEE, RIDDEN BY GONZALEZ, GETS 1 1/16 MILES ON MUDDY TRACK IN 1:46.22

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Well beaten in the opening day Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs, trainer Jim Cassidy got his wish as his recently turned 4-year-old filly, Perfect Pic, stretched out for the first time on Friday at Santa Anita, winning the track’s $56,000 allowance feature by a half length while getting a mile and a sixteenth on a muddy main track in 1:46.22.Ridden in all five of her starts by Santiago Gonzalez, she was hustled from her outside post in a field of five older fillies and mares and although she tired noticeably late, notched her second victory from five career tries.When asked about stretching out the Ontario Canadian-bred daughter of Candy Ride, Cassidy responded, “This is what I wanted to do with her right from the start. The track’s heavy today, so this was a pretty good effort.Although she was beaten some 10 lengths in the La Brea on Dec. 26, Perfect Pic was the heavy choice at even money and paid $4.20, $3.00 and $2.40.Owned by Deron Pearson’s D P Racing, she picked up $33,600 for the win, increasing her earnings to $91,145.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Peter Eurton, Lady Tapit rallied strongly for the place, finishing two lengths in front of That’s a Lady. The biggest price in the field at 14-1, Lady Tapit paid $10.00 and $3.60.The second choice in the wagering under Luis Contreras, That’s a Lady couldn’t hold off Lady Tapit late and finished third by 5 ¼ lengths. Off at 5-2, she paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.66, 47.38, 1:12.40 and 1:39.12.Santa Anita will embark upon a three-day holiday weekend on Saturday, with first post time for a nine-race card at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIR

first_imgFormer loyalist terror chief Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ AdairA DONEGAL man is among three men who have been found guilty today of conspiring to murder former terrorist boss Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair.Antoin Duffy was also convicted of plotting to kill Ulster Defence Association leading figure Sam ‘Skelly’ McCrory, one of Adair’s closest allies. Duffy’s cousin Martin Hughes and Paul Sands were also convicted over the same double murder plot.Two other men – Craig Convery and Gordon Brown – were found guilty of being involved in organised crime.The guilty verdicts were delivered at the High Court in Glasgow following a nine-week trial.Duffy was described in court as the “driving force” behind the double murder plan.He initially planned the murder bid operations from his cell in Castle Huntly open prison in Scotland.During a secret bugging operation, Duffy boasted to his girlfriend: “I’m trying to get a war started and get as many guns and explosives as I can.”On the attack on McCrory, he is heard on tape saying: “We’ll just drive up to him and….blast him in his car.”It was claimed during the trial the Duffy boasted that he was a member of the Real IRA.The plot was uncovered during a covert MI5 undercover surveillance operation.Duffy and Gorman were also accused of planning the murder of former Barlinnie Prison governor Derek McGill with a car bomb.The four men denied all the charges.They also denied a charge of joining others with the “intention of committing acts of terrorism”.Prosecutors said Duffy, 38, Hughes, 35, Sands, 31, and Gorman, 57, along with unnamed individuals, plotted to kill Adair and McCrory between August 2010 and October last year.Locations where the plans were allegedly discussed included high-security HMP Shotts and a flat in Old Castle Road in Glasgow’s Shawlands.It is claimed “surveillance and reconnaissance” was carried out on Mr Adair and Mr McCrory.The charges includes accusations there were plans “of where and by what means” each man “was to be murdered”.Three other men, Craig Convery, Gary Convery and Gordon Brown faced charges concerned with the alleged conspiracies. Theyalso pleaded not guilty.Adair – the former leader of the Ulster Freedom Fighters terror group which killed Donegal Sinn Fein councillor Eddie Fullerton in the 1990s -was warned about the plot by police after he stepped off a plan in Glasgow.He had just returned from a holiday in Spain where he was celebrating his 50th birthday with close family and friends.In 2010, Anton Duffy was jailed for five years for firearms offences.He had been in a busy Glasgow nightclub with a revolver and live ammunition inside his jacket.He produced the gun during a scuffle with nightclub bouncers and was subsequently arrested and charged.BREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIR was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:anton duffyBREAKING NEWS…DONEGAL MAN CONVICTED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR CHIEF JOHNNY ‘MAD DOG’ ADAIRlast_img read more

Tragic Jasmine died from a lack of oxygen to her brain, inquest told

first_imgA young mother who was killed at her Co Donegal home died as a result of a lack of oxygen to her brain.Model Jasmine McMonagle, aged 28 died at her home at Forest Park, Killygordan on January 4th this year. Her partner, Richard Burke, aged, 27, has since been charged with her murder.An inquest into Jasmine’s death was opened at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court today (Wed).Coroner Dr Denis McCauley told the inquest that a post mortem had been carried out on the body of Ms McMonagle which found that she died from cerebral anoxia.A statement from Dr Martin Coyne confirmed that he attended Ms McMonagle’s home and pronounced her dead.He said Jasmine was a patient of his and he had known her for “many, many years.”Garda Inspector David Durkin told the court that he was seeking an adjournment to the inquest.He said a criminal trial in relation to Jasmine’s death is due to start on June 10th, 2020.He added that the office of the Director fo Public Prosecutions had advised that there is a considerable waiting list for criminal trials.Dr McCauley agreed to the adjournment and put the inquest in for mention again to March of 2021.Members of Jasmine’s family including her mother Jacqueline were present in court but did not speak.Tragic Jasmine died from a lack of oxygen to her brain, inquest told was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalhomeinquestJasmine McMonagleKILLYGORDANmurderlast_img read more

Blue Lake Elementary hosts cross-country meet

first_imgDozens of elementary-aged children took part in a county-wide cross-country meet a Perigot Park in Blue Lake on Thursday. The kids competed in three different divisions, kindergarten to second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. The fastest boy was 8th grader Brandon Bento-Jackson from Pacific Union Elementary and the fastest girl was eighth grader Ai-lan McGoldrick from Jacoby Creek.last_img

SA wine industry ‘driving jobs, GDP’

first_imgWhat is also important to note is the measure of value added that takes place with every step of beneficiation, says Sawis. The South African wine industry’s annual contribution to the economy grew to R26.2-billion or 2.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2008, a new study finds, confirming the substantial growth in the industry and its economic impact since 2003. Starting at farm level, the initial value of the raw material in terms of income created, amount to R3.4-billion and ultimately leads to a total GDP value of R21.7-billion, excluding tourism. The growth in value of domestic sales in nominal terms, over the period 2003-2008 amounted to 76%, while tax and excise amounted to R3.5-billion in 2008, growing by 71% since 2003. ‘Creator of economic growth’ SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The total turnover of the wine alcohol industry in 2008 amounted to R19.2-billion. Of this amount, R6.3-billion was exported directly, while imports amounted to R237-million or about 2% of domestic sales. Compared with the 2003 study, it is evident that the wine industry as a whole did somewhat better over the 2003-2008 period. Total turnover grew by 79%. This growth can be attributed mainly to the excellent export performance – a close to doubling in current rand value terms since 2003. Primary agricultural output valued at R3.3-billion was beneficiated and added in value downstream to the value of R19.2-billion – about five times the initial value of the raw materials – while another R4.3-billion is generated indirectly through wine tourism. Of the over R26-billion contributed to the national economy, about R14.2-billion was generated in the Western Cape, with the industry supporting about 275 600 employment opportunities overall.center_img Economic contribution, job creation According to a study conducted by Conningarth Economists for the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (Sawis), when the previous study was done to measure the wine industry’s macro economic impact on the economy in 2003, the industry’s annual contribution was R22.5-billion. “However, with the industry now having become a true global player, future growth is largely dependent on a favourable exchange rate for exporters.” 16 February 2010 “Wine is firmly established as the leader in exports from the agricultural sector, and is second only to minerals and motor cars, with the growth in exports substantially contributing to the rise in the industry’s contribution to national GDP,” she said at the release of the study at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate earlier this month. According to Sawis chief executive Yvette van der Merwe, the study on the wine industry’s macro economic impact confirmed the industry’s growth trend. “This illustrates the exceptional ability of the industry as a creator of economic growth,” says Sawis. “The study once again confirms the industry’s importance to the Western Cape as a creator of employment opportunities on various levels – from vineyard workers to those involved in the tourist industry,” said Van der Merwe.last_img read more

NBSSLUP to recruit for the 2014 posts of technical officer, assistant

first_imgNational Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSSLUP), Nagpur has invited applications for posts of Senior Technical Officer and Technical Assistant on temporary basis under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. It is one of the fourteen Natural Resource Management (NRM) institutes of the ICAR entrusted to conduct RD&T activities mainly in soil survey, remote sensing applications, land evaluation and land use planning. Candidates may apply with the prescribed format.Important Date: Last date for submission of application is September 27, 2014Job DescriptionSenior Technical Officer- 1Technical Assistant- 2ELIGIBILITYFor Senior Technical Officer Master Degree (in Agriculture/Geography/Geology/Geo-Informatics) or equivalent from a recognised university.Aged between 18-35 yearsFor Technical Assistant Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or any other branch of science relevant to agriculture/geography from a recognised university.Aged between 18-30 years.SALARYFor Senior Technical Officer: Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 plus Grade Pay of Rs 5,400 per month.For Technical Assistant: Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200 plus Grade Pay of Rs 2,800 per month.Selection Procedure: Shortlisted candidates will be selected on the basis of performance in the Written Test/Trade Test/Practical Test/ Skill Test/ Personal Interview, which might be conducted by the administration.PAPAER PATTERNWritten Test – Time – 1 hour, Maximum Marks – 100Question will be ‘OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE’ and also all questions willbe bilingually i.e. in Hindi (Devnagri) and English.Questions will be of graduate standard of Science/Agriculture.The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, history.How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply in the prescribed form along with the duly-attested photo copies of relevant certificates/testimonials in support of date of birth, qualifications, experience, category (SC/ST/PWD), publications etc. with recent passport size photograph, which should be affix on the application form may be forwarded to the “National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Amravati Road, Nagpur – 440 033” .For further information visit the official website of NBSSLUP.advertisementlast_img read more

Danish Prime Minister says Trumps idea of buying Greenland is absurd

first_imgCopenhagen: Greenland is not for sale and US President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant.” Frederiksen said Sunday that the Arctic, with resources that Russia and others could exploit for commercial gain, “is becoming increasingly important to the entire world community.” Retreating ice could uncover potential oil and mineral resources in Greenland which, if successfully tapped, could dramatically change the island’s fortunes. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USHowever, no oil has yet been found in Greenlandic waters, and 80 per cent of the island is covered by an ice sheet that is up to 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) thick, which means exploration is only possible in coastal regions. Even there, conditions are far from ideal due to the long winter with frozen ports, 24-hour darkness and temperatures regularly dropping below minus 20 Fahrenheit (minus 30 Celsius) in the northern parts. Trump is expected to visit Denmark Sept. 2-3 as part of a trip to Europe. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsTrump said Sunday that he is interested in the idea, but it’s not a priority of his administration. “Strategically it’s interesting and we’d be interested, but we’ll talk to them a little bit. It’s not No. 1 on the burner, I can tell you that,” the president said. It wouldn’t be the first time an American leader has tried to buy the world’s largest island. In 1946, the US proposed to pay Denmark USD 100 million to buy Greenland after flirting with the idea of swapping land in Alaska for strategic parts of the Arctic island. Under a 1951 deal, Denmark allowed the US to build bases and radar stations on Greenland. The US Air Force currently maintains one base in northern Greenland, Thule Air Force Base, some 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) south of the North Pole. Formerly military airfields in Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk and Kangerlussuaq have become civilian airports. The Thule base, constructed in 1952, was originally designed as a refueling base for long-range bombing missions. It has been a ballistic missile early warning and space surveillance site since 1961. Frederiksen, who became prime minister June 27, was on a planned two-day trip to Greenland before traveling to nearby Iceland for a meeting of the Nordic prime ministers. “Thankfully, the time where you buy and sell other countries and populations is over. Let’s leave it there. Jokes aside, we will of course love to have an even closer strategic relationship with the United States,” Frederiksen said.last_img read more

TSX sets new record high on strengthening energy stocks loonie loses ground

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first_imgCanada’s largest stock index set a new record Friday buoyed by energy and gold stocks, as Wall Street advanced on strong technology earnings.The S&P/TSX composite moved up 61.88 points to 15,953.51, breaking a previous high of 15,922.37 set on Feb. 21.Shares in oil and gas companies led the charge, with energy “having a really good day,” said Peggy Bowie, senior equity trader at Manulife Asset Management.The energy sector gained on average 2.61 per cent as the price of oil rose, with the December crude contract gaining US$1.26 to US$53.90 per barrel.“It’s definitely, I would have to say, buoyancy on the hope of growth,” Bowie said of the commodity’s upward movement.The promise of growth in the American market coupled with OPEC’s upcoming November meeting where members may decide to extend their production cuts is moving the price of oil, she said.Shares in the gold sector also helped lift the TSX, gaining 0.72 per cent on average, as the December gold contract advanced US$2.20 to US$1,271.80 an ounce.On Wall Street, two indices had record-setting growth. The S&P 500 index advanced 20.67 points to 2,581.07 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 144.49 points to 6,701.26.Meanwhile, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 33.33 points to 23,434.19.“Today is a fascinating day because of tech,” said Bowie. “Very strong numbers blew everything out of the water.”Two tech giants, Alphabet and Microsoft, beat analyst expectations with their most recent earnings reports, sending their stocks up 5.1 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Intel, Apple and Facebook shares all moved up as well.The tech sector boost came on the same day the U.S. Commerce Department said the American economy grew three per cent between July and September. The GDP growth was larger than expected and didn’t dip despite two major hurricanes during that time.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 77.68 cents US, down 0.26 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December natural gas contract shed nearly nine cents to about US$2.96 per mmBTU and the December copper contract dropped about seven cents to roughly US$3.10 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressBy Aleksandra Sagan in Vancouver.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more