Testing the quality of the sea for swimming on the sea beaches in the County of Istria in 2017

first_imgFrom 14 to 16 August 2017, the Institute of Public Health of the County of Istria conducted the 209th examination of the quality of the sea on the beaches in the County of Istria. A total of XNUMX measuring points were sampled at sea.Based on individual test results of microbiological indicators at 203 measuring points or 97,13% of samples, excellent bathing sea quality was recorded, while at six measuring points (Novigrad, Novigrad – Karpinjan; Rovinj, Hotel Rovinj – Below the hotel; Pula, Valsaline – FS Bay, Raša, AC Tunarica – Left side of the bay, Bale, Kolone – St. Jakov Bay, Tar-Vabriga, Tarska Vala) or in 2,87% of samples good sea quality was recorded.During sampling, sea temperature ranged from 23,2 0C to 27,0 0C while air temperature ranged from 21,8 0C to 30,0 0C. The results of individual tests are published on the website and are available via the following link: http://www.izor.hr/kakvoca/.last_img read more

Top 400: Passive growth slowing – but still beating active

first_imgHowever, IPE’s research also shows that, last year, active managers gained some ground versus passive managers. As of 2017, passively managed assets grew three times faster than actively managed.This suggested that, while investors kept allocating to passive products or strategies, in 2017 the pace of growth of passive investments slowed down as investors re-allocated to active.Active investment still vastly outsizes passive investment at both global and European levels.At the end of 2017, 69% of assets managed by the sample of 79 European institutional managers was run on an active basis, while 68% of assets managed by global firms was run passively. The ratio was stable compared with the previous year.The winners and losers 9AmundiFrance1,426,1071,082,700  CompanyCountryTotal AUM 2018Total AUM 2017 14Natixis Investment ManagersFrance/US830,847831,501 1BlackRockUS/UK5,315,4094,884,550 21Affiliated Managers GroupUS696,554689,000 10Prudential FinancialUS1,160,5831,201,082 2Vanguard Asset ManagementUS/UK4,090,0103,727,455 The growth figures are based on a like-for-like sample of 79 European institutional managers directly comparable across the period, managing €3trn of active assets and €963bn of passive assets, according to this year’s survey.For global managers, IPE used a sample of 93 managers with €14trn of active assets and €5trn of passive assets.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# 4Fidelity InvestmentsUS2,003,2702,129,650 3State Street Global AdvisorsUS/UK2,316,5332,340,323 5BNY Mellon Investment Management US/UK1,585,9201,518,420 7J.P. Morgan Asset ManagementUS/UK1,471,2261,479,125 8PIMCOUS/Ger/UK1,462,4461,406,350 16NuveenUS/UK810,047838,437 31/12/17 (€m)31/12/16 (€m) 22UBS Asset ManagementSwitzerland/UK663,562612,754center_img 17Northern Trust Asset ManagementUS/UK800,644- 18InvescoUS/UK780,714771,233 13Wellington Management InternationalUS899,647928,380 15T. Rowe PriceUS/UK825,368768,711 24Sumitomo Mitsui Trust BankJapan656,450659,180 Click here to download the complete Top 400 table (To buy the Top 400 data, email Emma Morgan-Jones) 20DWS – Deutsche Asset ManagementGermany701,736705,867 19AXA Investment ManagersFrance745,912699,628 11Legal & General Investment ManagementUK1,107,6661,047,470 The top five biggest managers remained unchanged compared to last year’s survey: BlackRock comfortably retained its status as the world’s biggest asset manager with €5.3trn. Vanguard was second with €4.1trn.Amundi entered the top 10, running €1.4trn, while Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s year-on-year decline in assets under management – €1.07trn in 2018, versus €1.12trn last year – saw it fall from 10th position to 12th.The newly merged Aberdeen Standard Investments debuted this year as the 25th biggest asset manager in the Top 400 survey, with €648.5bn. Janus Henderson Investors, another recently merged entity, made its first appearance at 62, with €308.8bn under management.The full report is available with the June edition of IPE.Top 400 Asset Managers 2018 (Top 25) 6Capital GroupUS1,504,3591,401,780 12Goldman Sachs Asset Management InternationalUS/UK1,073,7691,116,606 The growth of passive investment continues to outpace that of active investment at both global and European levels, according to IPE’s latest Top 400 Asset Managers survey.Passively managed assets of global and European institutional managers grew nearly twice as much as actively managed assets between 2013 and 2018, the latest iteration of the annual survey found. IPE’s data shows the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for European institutional passive investments was 14.6% for the period, while actively managed assets grew by 7.8% per year.Globally, passively managed assets grew almost 18% a year between 2014 and 2018, while actively managed assets grew by 9.2%. 23Insight InvestmentUK658,905612,719 25Aberdeen Standard InvestmentsUK648,519-last_img read more

Gold Coast home designed to make the most of its waterfront position

first_imgKick back and relax while soaking up the views.IT is a boatie’s dream with 18m of water frontage, space for a 45ft boat and easy access to the open ocean.This two-storey property at Calypso Bay was designed to make the most of its waterfront position.Owner Beth Adams said she and her husband spared no expense when they built the property, where they have lived for the past nine-and-a-half years. The kitchen has stone benchtops and soft close cabinetry. MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse’s sale price revealed It has serious street appeal too.“I’m not looking forward to selling this house because I do love it.”A media room, bridge separating the master bedroom from the guest rooms upstairs, polished timber staircase and salt water pool are among the house’s standout features.“We’re also probably one of the few blocks that has got a 12m pontoon, everyone else has an 8m pontoon,” Mrs Adams said.“It’s a boaties dream.” Mrs Adams loved a lot about the house but the master bedroom was her favourite room as it was where she went to relax.“My master bedroom is huge, I do spend a lot of time up there,” she said.center_img Soaring ceilings and wide windows are standout features of the home.“It’s got all quality fittings throughout the whole house,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“You wouldn’t think that it’s that old because my husband and I have looked after everything.”The five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has a neutral palette, soaring ceilings and wide windows.MORE NEWS: Downturn ‘positive’, odds even on rate cut: RBA The pool is picture perfect. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50last_img read more

Fernandes lauds Ronaldo’s centurion after Sweden win

first_img “It’s great to have Cristiano. He makes any team stronger.” Portugal could not match the four goals they ran in against Croatia, though, and Fernandes added: “We managed the game well, we knew how to take advantage of opportunities. “We could have scored more goals, but we are happy here because we took what was important and we are at the top of the group.” read also:Ronaldo Scores 100th International Goal for Portugal Portugal coach Fernando Santos has also marvelled at his side’s superstar, saying that the Juventus forward thrives on setting more records. He told a news conference: “What more can I say? A team that has the best in the world cannot be better without the best in the world. “[Ronaldo] goes on breaking records and records and then, when everyone thinks he is going to finish, there are even more records to beat. He feeds on it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bruno Fernandes lauded Portugal team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, after his 100th and 101st international goals secured a 2-0 Nations League win at Sweden. Ronaldo came into the match looking for a milestone strike at the international level and the superstar captain reached a century of Portugal goals just before half-time in Stockholm Tuesday. Gustav Svensson was sent off for a second bookable offence, allowing Ronaldo to fire in a stunning free-kick to celebrate his 100th Portugal goal. Portugal were in complete control but needed a second goal of similarly high quality from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to make the points safe in the Group A3 encounter. The victory gave defending Nations League champions two wins to begin this season’s competition, having defeated Croatia 4-1 on Saturday without Ronaldo, who missed out with a toe infection. Manchester United midfielder Fernandes was full of praise for the 35-year-old after Tuesday’s game, saying that the veteran can still make the difference in any match. “We know that [with Ronaldo] it is easier to reach the goal,” Fernandes said. “He has a nose for goal and can solve a game at any time. “That was what happened before half-time, in a free-kick situation. Just yesterday he had six or seven like that in training and today he did the same. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On Fire10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Federal Ministry of Sports secures scholarship for two secondary school athletes

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has secured scholarship for two athletes from Anambra State, who were discovered at the last National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State. Kola Daniel, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja. Daniel said the development was a result of the resolve by the Minister to unearth hidden sports talents across the country. He said this was in order to grow and nurture them to take over from the older ones at the right time. He said: “The scholarship is a dividend of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the ministry and the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in October 2019. “The MoU is worth N2.6 million and will ensure some of the athletes discovered at the Games are able to further their education while still engaging in sports.” Daniel explained that the athletes were picked from the Anambra State contingent at the 2019 NYG. “Four out of the 20 athletes nominated for the scholarship programme from Anambra, in company of their coach, Akachukwu Igwebuike, a two-time gold medalist in javelin at the international level, were put through physical and practical trials, as well as oral screening,” Daniel said. He said it was from this group that Dike Mmaduabuchi (long jump/high jump) and Gabriel Chidera (shot put/discus) have now secured scholarship to the NTIC. Daniel added: “It is worthy of note that during the course of the screening programme, over 240 footballers were also nominated for the scholarship. “Three footballers of Anambra descent made the final list of which the captain of Team Anambra at the 5th NYG, Okafor Anthony, was among the lucky recipients.”Tags: Anambra StateFederal Ministry of Youths and Sports DevelopmentIlorinKwara Statelast_img read more

Preparations heat up for Guyana Cup

first_imgLABELLED the largest horse racing event locally, the Guyana Cup is expected to feature almost all of the country’s best horses, and as such, preparations for the August 13 event are moving apace.In an invited comment yesterday Promotional Manager of the Guyana Cup, Roy Jafarally, said that despite the prolonged inclement weather, organisers have been busy putting all logistics in place in order to make the event another successful one.The event, in its 11th year, is billed for the Rising Sun Turf Club on the West Coast of Berbice, and unconfirmed reports suggest that over $20M will be up for grabs.Eight races have been confirmed for the day’s event, with the racing programme having the B Class event as the main attraction.This race is open to all imported and Guyana-bred B class horses and covers a distance of 2 000m for a whopping $2M first prize. The second prize is set at $1M, third $500 000, fourth $250 000 and fifth $125 000.There is the E and Lower 1500m race for all imported and Guyana-bred three-year-olds and up and those rated E class and Lower for a $1.2M winner’s purse.The G & Lower Guyana and West Indies-bred racehorses will cover a distance of 1500m with the winner carting off $700 000.The H3 and Lower race for Guyana and West Indies-bred horses has a $400 000 payday over a distance of 1100m.The two-year-old Guyana-bred horses will run over a similar 1100m distance with $350 000 set for the winning stable, while the three-year-old Guyana-bred and I1 and Lower class event has a winning price tag of $300 000 over 1100m.The J2 and K and Lower class animals will be battling for a $250 000 purse, while the L & Lower non-winners will contest for $200 000, both events also over 1100m.Race-time is set for 11:30hrs. Registration is ongoing, and is expected to close on August 6.last_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said: Eric Dungey going through testing after Clemson hit, voting and more

first_img Published on November 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Coming off a 54-0 loss to then-No. 3 Clemson in Death Valley on Saturday, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers addressed the media at his weekly press conference Monday.The Orange (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) will next face North Carolina State (4-5, 1-4) in the Carrier Dome at 12:30 p.m.Here are three things he said.Babers’ is ‘not sure’ what Eric Dungey’s injury isStarting quarterback Eric Dungey was knocked out of the loss to Clemson near the end of the first quarter when linebacker Dorian O’Daniel drove his helmet into Dungey’s shoulder. O’Daniel’s helmet slid underneath Dungey’s chin, knocking his helmet halfway off. Dungey put his hands to his head while on the ground. He got up with the help of trainers but looked woozy as he was guided to the locker room with at least one hand on him from a staff member the entire way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBabers said he’s “not sure what it is right now,” in reference Dungey’s injury and whether or not it is a concussion. “We still haven’t finished the tests.” Babers said he saw the quarterback in the plane ride home, but that Dungey missed the team’s meeting on Sunday because he was undergoing testing.Last year, the quarterback missed four games and parts of three others because of hits to the head.Babers said Dungey “really got jerked” on the hit, but it was only a shoulder pad it wasn’t helmet-to-helmet contact.The Orange also lost running back Moe Neal, safety Daivon Ellison and receiver Brisly Estime during the course of the game.“I have not gotten notices back on all of them yet,” Babers said in his opening statement. “Some of them are still going through medical things to clear or not clear them. Outside of that I have no idea what’s going with all this stuff so I’ve got to wait and see.”Babers also noted that injured wide receiver Jamal Custis, who hasn’t played this year, will redshirt.‘We’re going to see what happens during the week’ regarding Mahoney and WilsonBabers is taking a wait-and-see approach regarding Dungey’s replacement, if needed. Despite not being on the two-deep depth chart, Austin Wilson replaced Dungey in the Clemson game, and he threw 27 passes for 17 completions, 116 yards, two interceptions and no touchdowns. Zack Mahoney, who was listed as the backup and was the only other quarterback to play for SU this year, entered after Wilson in the fourth quarter, going 1-for-4 for 8 yards.The depth chart released Monday has both Wilson and Mahoney listed as the secondary options to Dungey. Babers said both of the QBs did “OK.” He also said he’s not sure what the split of reps will be like in practice, but that even if he didn’t he wouldn’t reveal it.“We have an idea of who does what better, but we have to see with the rest of the football team too if Eric can’t play of how we’re going to use those guys in that situation that’s going to be the most conducive for us,” Babers said.Babers shares middle school voting education storyElection Day is on Tuesday, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battling for the United States presidency. A noteworthy topic, among others, is an open seat on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. The next president would appoint the new justice with the Senate voting on the choice.Babers said he doesn’t talk about politics to the football team and he doesn’t speak about politics as a “public servant” and representative of Syracuse University.“Now, all that being said,” Babers said, “I’m going to get in trouble.“I can still remember my middle grade teacher and she was trying to make sure that when we were growing up that we would all vote. All right. ‘Got to get out and vote. Got to get out and vote.’ She would ask — I was a in a certain type of neighborhood. They were like, ‘Does your mom and dad vote?’ Well some of us raise our hands. Well some of them do, some of them don’t.“And I’ll never forget her saying, she said, ‘It’s really important that you exercise your right to vote.’ And then she went a step forward … ‘If you’re not going to vote, just remember this. If you’re not going to vote every single year for the president, at least vote every single year that there is a seat open on the supreme court because that is the most important year ever to vote.’“That’s my answer to that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Creedon expects tough battle against Clare

first_imgThe Premier County are in fifth place in Division 3 with four games left to play. Tipp yesterday lost out to Fermanagh in Brewster Park on a full time score line of Fermanagh 2-9 Tipperary 0-11. Creedon says his side will need to overcome their Munster rivals this weekend.last_img

Dodgers salvage split with Rockies thanks to six-run sixth inning

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy connects for an RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, follows the flight of his single to drive in two runs as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters looks on in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Justin Turner reacts after being hit by a pitch by Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chad Bettis with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Justin Turner, center, grabs his left arm after taking a pitch to the elbow which forced in a run against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. A team trainer, left, and manager Dave Roberts check on Turner. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl follows the flight of his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Zac Rosscup reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin scores on a single hit by Joc Pederson off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin, right, scores on single hit by Joc Pederson as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters fields the throw in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl to end the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda reacts while throwing to Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda tosses his bat after singling off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, follow the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER — By the end of four innings Sunday, the first two games in Colorado were beginning to seem like a fevered dream brought on by the altitude.The Dodgers held a 1-0 lead at that point after having scored just three times in a loss on Saturday. The humidor had finally kicked in.Then things returned to Coors Field’s brand of normalcy. Twelve runs were scored in the next two innings with the Dodgers getting the better of it. A six-run sixth inning lifted them to a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon and prevented the Dodgers from losing consecutive series for the first time since April 8-14 (the Cardinals and Brewers).Instead, the Dodgers and Rockies split a four-game series that produced 65 runs and featured 15 home runs. By then, Maeda had tripped three triggers the Dodgers seem to use every time he starts. His pitch count was getting high (88) after giving up two singles to start the inning. He was about to face the Rockies lineup a third time with two left-handed batters, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl, coming up.“I was ready to stay in. I was ready to fight through that second-and-third hole (after a wild pitch),” Maeda said through his interpreter. “The manager had a different idea.”It wasn’t a bad idea but it didn’t work out well.Saving Julio Urias for later, Roberts opted to go with Zac Rosscup, a lefty reliever who has been very tough on left-handed hitters at times throughout an itinerant career.He didn’t retire either of the lefties he faced. Blackmon beat out an infield single on a topped ground ball that barely made it past the pitcher’s mound, driving in one run. Dahl hit a three-run home run to give the Rockies a 4-3 lead.“Knowing we had Julio for three innings, I just thought the best chance to get Blackmon and Dahl who have had success against Kenta was to get Rosscup in there,” Roberts said. “It was a groundball that obviously Blackmon beat out and a Coors home run. It was a fly ball that I know the probability wasn’t high for it to get out of the ballpark.”An inning later, that bullpen choice didn’t matter so much.Seven consecutive Dodgers reached base on an assortment of hits (four singles and a double), walks (one) and a bases-loaded hit batter to drive in the tying run (Justin Turner). Pederson drove in two runs with his third single. Matt Beaty’s double drove in another. One run scored when the Rockies couldn’t turn a double play on Cody Bellinger and another on the sixth hit of the inning, a single by Max Muncy.With a lead more firmly in hand, Roberts turned to Urias for three scoreless innings in relief. He got Blackmon and Dahl in the seventh inning. Blackmon hit a ninth-inning homer off right-hander Yimi Garcia. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “For us to come out of here with a split and to lose no ground to those guys who gave it all they had is a good thing for us,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, protective of his team’s double-digit lead in the National League West. “Definitely glad to get out of here and enjoy an off day tomorrow.”Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda kept the Rockies’ offense silent for four innings, allowing just one hit – a triple by Tony Wolters – and two walks in that time.But the Dodgers gave Maeda only a slim lead with one run off Rockies starter Chi Chi Gonzalez in the first four innings – and Maeda did that as well. He singled with one out in the third, went to third on a single by Joc Pederson and scored when Gonzalez dropped the return throw on a potential 3-6-1 double play.They added two runs in the top of the fifth to make it 3-0 – and again Maeda was in the middle of it. His sacrifice bunt scored one run and he reached first safely when Gonzalez throw hit him in the backside. The second of Pederson’s three singles in the game drove in the second run.“I think Kenta threw the baseball really well today,” Roberts said. “He’s had a lot of success with the slider (in Colorado). A lot of times, spin doesn’t really play here or isn’t as consistent. But even today, there’s something about this place that doesn’t scare him at all, which is great. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Today in particular, I thought his fastball command was very good. You could see by some of the swings those guys were taking off him they were surprised by the fastball — both sides of the plate, top of the zone.”That didn’t stop Roberts from pulling Maeda three batters into the fifth inning.Related Articleslast_img read more

UConn’s football options: Does dropping sport make sense with Big East move?

first_imgUConn is expected to ditch the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and return to the Big East, a move geared toward benefiting the school’s men’s and women’s basketball programs. But what would such a move mean for UConn’s football program?This presents other tough questions, including the one nobody wants to ask. Should UConn ditch football altogether and go all-in as a basketball school? After all, that would fit the Big East model. None of the 11 current Big East schools have FBS football. They know what max value is, and more importantly, what sports have that power. Football isn’t one of them.Not in the Big East, anyway. UConn will either have to fight as an independent or drop to the FCS. Those are the best options right now.Otherwise, that uncomfortable question will come up every year. Before asking these questions, one must look at UConn’s max value as a football program and the options available when it leaves the AAC, which has been the strongest Group of 5 conference in the College Football Playoff era.​MORE: Ranking all college football coaches for the 2019 seasonUConn joined Division I in 2000 and worked its way up to the Big East, which was an automatic qualifier school in the Bowl Championship Series era. The Huskies’ best season was in 2010 under Randy Edsall. UConn went 8-5 in a year in which they split the conference championship and made the Fiesta Bowl without beating a ranked team. Oklahoma routed UConn in that game, 48-20.That was the program’s max value season. The Huskies are 28-69 since 2011, even with Edsall returning in 2017 after failed stints by Paul Pasqualoni and Bob Diaco.The only FBS programs with lower winning percentages in that stretch are UTEP (27-70), New Mexico State (25-73), Georgia State (19-57), Charlotte (12-36), UMass (18-67) and Kansas (15-81).Georgia State and Charlotte started football this decade. The other four programs offer a window into UConn’s football options at the FBS level.Would UConn fit in Conference-USA?No. At this point, UConn would be an East Coast version of UTEP.There are no natural rivalries on which the Huskies could, and it’s essentially a G5 demotion for the program that would excite nobody.How about the Mid-American Conference?Nope. UMass tried that, and it doesn’t work. A bunch of MAC East Ohio schools will not want to make the trip to Storrs, Conn., during the height of the weekday #MACtion in November. Nobody from the East Coast is going to want to make that Tuesday trip to Kent State or Bowling Green, either.If the Huskies can’t offer basketball to those conferences, then they won’t offer much good. The Group of 5 might have some realignment, but none of it will be appetizing.What about the other options?Could UConn go independent?Yes, but it puts the program in limbo. That’s what New Mexico State and UMass are doing now. It makes for a tough, repetitive schedule, and it’s a challenge to get into bowl games with the conference tie-ins. It’s hard to maintain interest as an independent.Notre Dame has an ACC arrangement. BYU plays a ridiculous schedule. Army could take UConn’s spot in the AAC and run with it. It’s just not a great option.Should UConn make a Power 5 push?No. The move out of the AAC suggests that’s not the intention. Kansas’ struggles with football are eternal, but the Jayhawks can still offer the Big 12 coach Les Miles. The Huskies will never be able to do that. This would be expensive, and no Power 5 conference is in a rush to add UConn even if there is another merry-go-round of expansion.That leads to the most uncomfortable questions.Should UConn eliminate football?It at least has to be a conversation, even if it’s a short one. That always evokes an emotional response because it means jobs are eliminated and scholarships are student-athletes are involved.Despite the struggles this decade, football still generates revenue from television contracts. No school wants to lose that TV money. UConn’s average attendance was 20,924 and averages what a Group of 5 school typically averages over a five-year span. When you eliminate the sport, you can feel the same backlash that UAB did.This isn’t a UAB-like situation though. At UConn, football will never be the front porch. The women’s basketball team has 11 national championships. The men’s basketball team has four national championships. They have won 12 of those national titles since the Huskies were routed in that Fiesta Bowl.Any other options?Move down to the FCS. If the Huskies aren’t going to eliminate football, then the move to the Big East should at least correspond with a move down to the FCS level in football. Downsizing would not be the wrong play in this case, and that has been suggested in the past by SB Nation’s Matt Brown.That would match the Big East profile, too. Georgetown and Villanova still play football in the FCS. The Hoyas are in the Patriot League. The Wildcats have made four playoff appearances in the Colonial Athletic Association this decade. They will never overshadow their basketball programs, but at least the schools know that.If UConn didn’t figure that out the last six years in the AAC — where it won more than three games only one time — then it won’t learn that lesson at any other spot in the FBS.last_img read more