EIB president named head of new long-term investing association

first_img“The ELTI association is a genuine European project,” he added. “Following the EIB capital increase, it is yet another way to multiply our mutual leverage effect in federating the financial strength of our institutions for growth and employment through long-term investment.”The general assembly also saw the association’s first action plan for 2014-20 agreed, with its goal to foster “sustainable, resource efficient, socially inclusive and innovative” growth and employment.Alongside Hoyer, Anton Kovacev and Franco Bassanini were named vice-presidents.Kovacev is chairman of the board at the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) and Bassanini president of Italy’s CFP. Werner Hoyer (pictured), current president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), has been named head of the European Association of Long Term Investors (ELTI) following the association’s inaugural general assembly.The ELTI, launched in June, said it aimed to promote long-term investment across the Continent and encourage academic research on the subject.Its 17 founding members, including the EIB, include central banks of some European Union member states, as well as development banks, such as Germany’s KFW and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB).Hoyer said he was “honoured and happy” to act as a link between the work for EU banks and those supporting EU policy.last_img read more

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Beware of dodgy renos

first_imgAGENTS sometimes are called on to list a property that has had renovations. Some of the renos are done by good tradies and some by the owners. There is nothing wrong with a DIY reno but please be aware of the ramifications of shoddy work and no permits. The reno may look great but may never be able to get a council permit for one reason or another. Two of the most common renos we see are granny flats and/ or an extra bedroom added to the property underneath a highset home. Firstly, there are regulations that need to be met for a room to be called a bedroom. The same applies with a granny flat. Just because you have four walls and carpets on the floor doesn’t constitute a bedroom. Things like legal height from floor to ceiling is a factor and the slab must be a certain height above normal ground level. So, if you have just enclosed the garage, and even though you have made it look pretty, you may be breaching the council specifications if you are allowing people to sleep in that room. You can use the room as a rumpus room or a multipurpose game or TV room but not a bedroom. There are other ramifications that arise around this situation as well and they impact the insurance on the home and the agent when advertising the home for sale. Let’s look at the insurance first. Insurance companies have told me if a property is damaged by fire, flood cyclone or any other major impact, you may not be covered under your policy if any of your renos do not have a council permit. This also includes pergolas, especially the ones that are tacked on to the house or have a solid roof instead of just shade cloth. You should get a certifier to organise council approval for all work carried out.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The second issue is when you are selling or buying property. Your REIQ agent has an obligation to inform you that they are unable to advertise the home as a four- or five-bedroom or advertise the home as having a granny flat if, in fact, there are no permits in place. This applies regardless of whether the room is being used to sleep people or even has a kitchen. Your agent is not permitted by law to misrepresent the property in any way and buyers may have legal recourse against the agent and/or seller if both parties conspire to misrepresent the home when advertising it for sale. Caveat emptor (buyer beware) does not combat misrepresentation. It is simply not good enough to say: “Well, the seller told me to advertise it as a four-bedroom”. The seller may even say that they bought it as a four-bedroom and so we want it advertised as a four-bedroom. If I was the agent, I would inform the seller of the legal ramifications and I would not advertise the home that way. A good agent will walk away from the listing rather than put themselves and their seller in a compromising legal position. As a buyer, you should always ask the agent if the extensions are legal and have a permit. The agent will know or can find out. As a seller you should not expect your agent to advertise the home as having an extra bedroom or granny flat if you have no permits. Talk to your REIQ agent about what is required when it comes to DIY extensions or renos.last_img read more

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Two more lucky customers win big in Digicel’s ‘Spell and Win’ promotion

first_img Share LocalNews Two more lucky customers win big in Digicel’s ‘Spell and Win’ promotion by: – January 12, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 54 Views   no discussions Thursday 12th January 2012 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel continues to wow customers with its exciting ‘Spell & Win’ promotion in which customers get the chance to win some fantastic prizes.The latest winners, Sherma Vidal and Tamisha Chasseau, each won a weekend getaway to the Rosalie Bay Resort and Guadeloupe respectively, having successfully spelled the word, Digicel. On Monday 9th January, the lucky Digicel customers were announced and the weekly winners live on the “Digi in 30” programme on DBS radio. Miss Sherma Vidal of Bath Estate qualified by simply paying her post pay bill on time and in full and Miss Tamisha Chasseau of Goodwill won herself a trip to Guadeloupe just by topping up with Digicel. The promotion – which was launched in November with much hype and excitement among Digicel customers – has seen weekly winners walk away with cash and prizes as part of the $80,000 promotion. Digicel’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said; “Digicel, Dominica’s Bigger, Better Network continues on its commitment to deliver the best value to its customers in 2012 with innovative and exciting promotions. As such, we are kicking off the new year with the first big prize draw in the “Spell Digicel and Win” promotion which is set to take place this Friday 13th January at our Digicentre Store on Great George and Great Marlborough Street from 4pm when our four semi-finalists, Monique Canoville of Belles, Carleen John of Goodwill, Joy Bardouille of Pointe Mitchel and Shervon Andre of Goodwill will compete for the cash prize of up to EC$25,000.” Prepaid customers can still enter by simply topping up by $15 or more and postpaid customers can enter by paying their bills on time and in full to be automatically in with a chance to weekly prizes and to qualify for the second big prize draw set for February 2012. In addition, there’s also a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab in January. Simply text the word “PLAY” to 7171 and unscramble the Digicel carnival word game. Digicel would like to wish all its loyal customers and potential customers a bigger and better new year. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

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Booth pleads guilty to double murder and robbery; accepts 120 year sentence

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—​On Thursday afternoon, September 26th, Cody Booth, who was charged with his co-defendant, Margie Thompson, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Murder of his Mother, Faith Craig, pled guilty to the Murder of his Grandfather, Walter Bryant Jr., and also to Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. These murders took place on January 17th, 2018 on Douglas Drive in Aurora. Booth accepted a plea agreement to 120 years in prison. His trial was set to begin on Monday, September 30th.​“We were ready for the trial to begin on Monday when this plea was reached,” stated Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Deddens. “After consulting with the families of the victims, they voiced their strong approval for the plea agreement. The families of Faith Craig and Walter Bryant Jr. wanted to make sure that Booth will not be getting out of prison. This plea agreement assures them that Cody Booth will die in prison for his heinous actions.”​ The Pronouncement of Sentence will be held on October 17th, 2019 at 1 p.m., before the Honorable James D. Humphrey of the Dearborn Circuit Court.last_img read more

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Had a determination to win a medal at Olympics: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

first_imgNEW DELHI: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore became a household name in the country in 2004 when he won a silver in the men’s double trap event at the Athens Olympics. It was the first ever individual silver for India in the history of its participation in the Olympics.Rathore said that he was determined to win a medal if he went to the Olympics as there was a lot of negativity around India at the Olympics due to the country’s poor record. “Things were very different then. Way back in 2004, India was not winning many medals (at the Olympics),” said Rathore on Sony Ten’s ‘The Medal of Glory’ which airs on the network’s Facebook page on Wednesday. “In fact, the environment was such that there was always a certain degree of negativity around when it came to the Olympics and India. “I will not call it a vow, but I had a sense of determination that if I am going to go to the Olympics I am going to win a medal. I will not just go there to participate in the Olympics.” Rathore said that his training also involved mental preparation so as to avoid being overawed by the occasion. “Each day in the build-up to the 2004 Olympics was full of very hard training,” he said. “I also worked in a way that my first Olympics should not overawe me. I felt that when I reach there I should feel at home, be familiar with the surroundings. “I had taken a lot of videos and pictures of the Olympic shooting range. I used to see that everyday before I used to go to sleep. I use to visualize myself standing in the arena and shooting there, in front of all the cameras so that I do not get overawed when I reach there.” Rathore managed to shoot a score of 135 in qualification, thus finishing fifth and advancing to the finals. “I remember that after two rounds I was number 13th. There was one more round to go,” he said. “All through the buildup to the Olympics, I had been number one or number three in the world. So I had proven to myself in the run-up to the Olympics that you are among the best in the world. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers Live: Dr Samujjal Bhattacharjya, Chief Adviser AASU & Adviser NESO in an exclusive chatlast_img read more

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Australia sweating over Starc fitness

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Australia are hopeful that key fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be fit for the start of the home summer despite suffering a deep laceration to his left shin during a training mishap yesterday. However, Cricket Australia’s chief medical officer, Dr John Orchard, who was at the ground and accompanied Starc to hospital, said that unless Starc suffered any complications he would hopefully remain on track to play Australia’s first Test of the summer.“Mitchell was taken to St George hospital in an ambulance this afternoon suffering a deep laceration to his left shin after colliding with some training equipment,” Dr Orchard said. “Fortunately there were no bone fractures or tendon damage to his leg and he underwent surgery this afternoon to clean the wound and received approximately 30 stitches.“He will remain in hospital for the next few days to minimise movement to his leg and will use an extension brace for the next two to three weeks until his stitches are removed. At this stage, barring any complications, we are hopeful he is on track to play at the start of the Australian summer.”Australia’s selectors had already announced that Starc would be rested from the ODI tour of South Africa, which starts later this month, in an effort to ensure he was fresh for the home Tests against South Africa and Pakistan. The first Test, against South Africa at the WACA, is still seven weeks away.last_img read more

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Region Three schools football finals on today

first_imgTHE finals of the Region Three Primary and Secondary schools football will be played today at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground, beginning at 13:00hrs.The tournament which attracted ten teams in each division is being sponsored by the Ministry of Social Protection under the theme, “Try walking in my shoes”.The opening act of today’s triple-header will bring together losing semifinalists of the Secondary division – West Demerara and Goed Fortuin.This will be followed by the primary schools final when La Parfaite Harmony do battle with Den Amstel.The final encounter to determine the Secondary Champs will kick off at 16:00hrs when Vreed-en-Hoop tackle Uitvlugt in what is expected to be a close affair. Vreed-en-Hoop had the better of Goed Fortuin in the semis, on their way to the final while Uitvlugt breezed past West Demerara in their match-up.Coordinator of the tournament, Joel Gibson, told Chronicle Sport that “lots of talent were discovered, but the high level of discipline by all schools was the most satisfying feeling of this inaugural competition”.Gibson added that it is his hope to make the tournament an annual event but to played during the August holiday. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— All sports in Italy will be halted because of the virus outbreak. Premier Giuseppe Conte announces that games and travel will be banned nationwide through April 3. That includes games in the country’s top soccer division and preparatory events for the Tokyo Olympics. Serie A has not been canceled since World War II.— The BNP Paribas Open, set to begin this week in the California desert, won’t be played as scheduled after a case of the virus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. The announcement to cancel the tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, came after many players were already in the desert practicing.—French police say the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes will be played without fans.—The virus also forced the postponement of the Six Nations rugby match between France and Ireland.NBA-SCHEDULE — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a position of need by agreeing to a one-year contract extension with defensive end Steven Means. The 29-year-old Means started four games in 2018 and had 14 tackles and one sack. He missed the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury.— The NFL players’ union has extended the deadline for its members to vote on a new labor agreement with the league to Saturday night. The 32 NFL owners approved the deal last month. The NFL Players Association executive board then rejected it 6-5, but the player reps voted 17-14 in favor.HORSE RACING-DRUGSTrainers, vets among more than two dozen chargedNEW YORK (AP) — The trainer of champion Maximum Security is among more than two dozen people charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster. Update on the latest in sports: Monday’s announcement came hours after the public health department announced the first death in the county from COVID-19. A woman in her 60s had been hospitalized for several weeks with the virus before dying.Six more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Santa Clara County on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 43.In other sports outbreak news:— The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis. The changes will be temporary and that media will still have access to players.Elsewhere: In other NHL action:— Shea Theodore scored 2:13 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights increased their Pacific Division lead to three points by beating the second-place Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Golden Knights improved to 11-2-0 in their past 13 games.— Brett Connolly scored early in the third period and Chris Driedger stopped 26 shots, leading the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Florida moved within one point of the idle Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the East.— The Winnipeg Jets over the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 in a matchup critical to the crowded Western Conference playoff race. Cody Eakin broke a 2-all tie for the Jets at 11:33 of the third period with his first goal since being acquired from Vegas on Feb. 21..NHL-NEWS Kansas retains top spotUNDATED (AP) — Kansas maintained its grip on the No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.The Jayhawks received all 65 first-place votes to remain at the top for a third straight week. The past two weeks they have been the unanimous choice ahead of Gonzaga and Dayton.Florida State climbed three spots to No. 4 after winning its first Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. This is FSU’s highest ranking since sitting at No. 2 in December 1972. West Virginia and Butler were the week’s new additions. Michigan and Penn State fell out of the poll.MLB-NEWS Caps salvage point, lose to Sabres in shootoutBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dominik Kahun scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of a shootout and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a six-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.Linus Ullmark stopped 33 shots through overtime and six of seven shootout attempts in his first game in six weeks. Jack Eichel snapped a career-worst seven-game point drought and rookie Victor Olofsson also scored for Buffalo.Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, and Dmitry Orlov also scored as Washington erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period. Ovechkin’s goal was his 48th of the season, tying him with Boston’s David Pastrnak for the NHL lead.  Despite the loss, the Capitals earned a point to move one ahead of idle Philadelphia atop the Metropolitan Division. Sharks, Red Wings extend defensemenUNDATED (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Radim Simek to a four-year contract extension.Simek was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer before the Sharks locked him up with the new deal worth a reported $9 million. The 27-year-old Simek made his debut with the Sharks last season. He has three goals and 15 assists in 88 career games. In other NHL news:The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Alex Biega to a one-year contract extension. Biega was acquired by the Red Wings in an Oct. 6 trade with Vancouver. He has three points — all assists — in 48 games with Detroit this season. Associated Press — Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam each scored 27 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 101-92 for their fourth straight victory. Kyle Lowry added 21 points and seven assists as Toronto used a 52-33 advantage on the glass to improve to 21-4 since Jan. 15. Ibaka grabbed 13 rebounds, and Siakam finished with 11 boards and eight assists.— De’Andre Hunter broke a tie by sinking three free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime and the Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 143-138. Trae Young led Atlanta with 31 points and 16 assists for Atlanta and Hunter finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.Two officials’ review at the end of the first overtime produced different results. Following their first review, officials ruled Terry Rozier was fouled by Atlanta’s Treveon Graham with 0.8 seconds remaining. A second review following a protest by Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce produced a reversal.NBA-CLIPPERS-NOAHClippers sign free-agent Noah Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks, Hawks outlast HornetsUNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games with a 109-95 victory.Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as Murray led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver swept the two-game season series from the NBA-leading Bucks.Milwaukee was without reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) as well as its next five leading scorers. Kyle Korver led a valiant effort by the backups with 23 points.Elsewhere in the NBA: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have signed free-agent center Joakim Noah.The 35-year-old two-time All-Star played 42 games with Memphis last season after agreeing to a buyout with the New York Knicks. Noah averaged 7.1 points, 2.1 assists and 5.7 rebounds for the Grizzlies.He’s been limited to 124 games since the end of the 2014-15 season in Chicago, which selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.Noah was the NBA defensive player of the year in 2014.NHL-SCHEDULE T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULENo. 2 Gonzaga outlasts San Francisco in WCC semiUNDATED (AP) — No. 2 Gonzaga survived a scare to beat San Francisco 81-77 in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals.Joel Ayayi scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lead the Bulldogs. Killian Tillie had 19 points and Ryan Woolrdige had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting to pace Gonzaga, which will play in its 26th WCC final and seeking its 17th championship.COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL Verlander doesn’t expect to be ready for opening dayWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch on opening day at home against the Angels on March 26.The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner was hurt on his second-to-last pitch in Sunday’s exhibition game against the New York Mets. He had an MRI on Monday and was diagnosed with a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. There is not a timetable for his return.Verlander had a similar injury during spring training in 2015 and did not make his season debut until June 13Elsewhere around major league training camps: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SANTA CLARACounty ban of large gatherings could impact Sharks, StanfordSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after officials in California’s Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the coronavirus outbreak. — Clayton Kershaw will start the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opener against the visiting San Francisco Giants on March 26. Kershaw will extend his franchise record for opening day starts to nine.— The Milwaukee Brewers will be paying Christian Yelich until 2042, when the All-Star outfielder is 50 years old. Yelich’s $215 million, nine-year contract with the team calls for Brewers to defer $4 million each year from his $26 million annual salary from 2022-28. The 28-year-old outfielder is a two-time All-Star and a one-time Gold Glove winner.— The Cleveland Indians and All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor have stopped talking about a contract extension. Lindor told The Athletic that the sides suspended talks so he can focus on the upcoming season. Lindor will make $17.5 million this season and he’s under the team’s control through 2021.NFL-NEWSNorman reportedly agrees to deal with Bills March 10, 2020 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that veteran cornerback Josh Norman has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.NFL Network first reported the deal.  Norman is an eighth-year player who spent the past four seasons in Washington before being released last month. He struggled to play to high expectations and was cut with one season left on a five-year $75 million contract he signed in free agency in 2016.In other NFL news:— New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison has retired after eight seasons in the NFL. Ellison played at Southern California before being selected in the fourth-round of the 2012 draft by the Vikings. He spent five years in Minnesota before joining the Giants as a free agent in 2017. His 2019 season was cut short due to a concussion suffered against the Jets on Nov. 10. — The Las Vegas Raiders have released linebacker Tahir Whitehead after two seasons as a starter. Whitehead was originally signed to a three-year, $19 million deal as a free agent in 2018 and started all 32 games with the Raiders the past two seasons. The charges against horse trainers, veterinarians and others were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday in Manhattan federal court. Authorities say the drugs can cause horses to overexert themselves, leading to heart issues or death.Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 2019 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference and has since won four of his five high-profile races.last_img read more

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Viterbi receives robot to conduct further research

first_imgThe Viterbi School of Engineering, a leading school in robotic research, received a Personal Robot 2 to further research and help create new ways in which robots can function in human society.Mr. Roboto · The Personal Robot 2 can grasp objects using its hands, a helpful tool for functioning in human society. It will be used as a research tool for students and professors. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan Willow Garage, a team of researchers that develops robotics hardware and software, gave the PR2 to USC and 11 other universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley.“By receiving the PR2 robot, it affirms that USC and Viterbi is one of the leading groups in robotics in the world,” said Gaurav Sukhatme, USC professor and director of research in the department of computer science.  “The robot gives us the ability to think of very new ideas and test them out in a state-of-the-art platform.  It is an excellent recognition.”The lead figures involved in research with the PR2 robot at USC are Sukhatme, Stefan Schaal, a professor in the department of computer science, and Maja Matari, senior associate dean for research computer science.“We are excited to be a part of the robotics development,” Schaal said.According to Willow Garage, the PR2 combines mobility to navigate in human environments and dexterity to grasp and handle different objects and tools.“We work on creating robots which will be part of a modern human society,” Schaal said.  “We decided to apply for the PR2 robot because we thought that it would be great to use the resources that it is able to provide.”Sukhatme said each professor will utilize the robot differently. Sukhatme is leading the Robotic Embedded Systems Lab, Schaal is leading the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab, and Matarić is leading the Interaction Lab.“The three of us have separate research groups and our interests are slightly different, but related in certain areas,” Sukhatme said.  “Many different research projects will be conducted with this robot and tons of projects are being worked on all across the world.”The Interaction Lab focuses on socially assistive human-robot interaction.  Matarić said her research is aimed at giving robots the ability to help people, especially those with special needs.Students said they are also looking forward to the new discoveries that the robot will provide.“The fact that USC received the robot just proves how it is a leading institution and strong in robotics,” said Anna Lee, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering. “As a student in Viterbi, I hope to be involved with and see the development and growth in robotics.”last_img read more

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Football: Three takeaways and some leftovers from Wisconsin’s win over Purdue

first_imgThe No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) finished their 2019 home schedule undefeated Saturday with a decisive 45–24 victory against the Purdue Boilermakers (4-7, 3-5).The victory marked the final time Badger fans will see the likes of Zack Baun, Chris Orr, A.J. Taylor, Zach Hintze — more on him later — and the rest of the senior class at home in their college careers, with Tyler Biadasz and Jonathan Taylor likely to join the list come NFL Draft season.The Badger win also kept pace with the No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1, 7-1) in the Big Ten West race, a race that will be decided when the two teams take the field in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Saturday.Football: Wisconsin pulls away late, defeats Purdue in final home game of 2019The University of Wisconsin football team (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) defeated the Purdue Boilermakers (4-7, 3-5) in the final home Read…Here are three takeaways, and a few leftovers, from Saturday’s victory:First, Head Coach Paul Chryst continues to innovate on offense.It sounds like a broken record at this point, but Chryst has always been known to run an extremely traditional offense, one built around the run game and winning in the trenches.This year, Chryst has been reversing his timeless trends. Who would have ever thought a Chryst-led Badger team would convert 11 of 13 chances on fourth down, lead the nation in fourth-down conversion percentage and have 30 handoffs to wide receivers? Not many.Against Purdue Saturday, Chryst’s innovation was effective from start to finish.Case one: Wide receiver Aron Cruickshank’s 27-yard wildcat touchdown run with 11:29 left in the first quarter.Case two: Running back Garrett Groshek’s 6-yard wildcat touchdown run with 5:59 left in the third quarter.In total, Chryst handed the ball off to a wide receiver eight times for 113 yards Saturday, good for 14.1 yards-per-carry.Chryst has real playmakers on the offensive side of the football, and Saturday he found a way to get the ball into their hands all day long.Football: Similarities exist between Purdue and Illinois contests, does it matter?Purdue. How hard of a test could it be?  It would be easy to fall into this line of thinking Read…The second takeaway from Saturday is that Jack Coan’s arm strength still leaves something to be desired.Coan connected with Quintez Cephus on a back-shoulder throw for a 29-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. The throw was perfect, and the 20-30 yard range has been Coan’s sweet spot all season long as he’s found Cephus and other receivers countless times for touchdowns in that window.Later in the game, however, Coan had Cephus running free 40+ yards down the field and grossly underthrew him, leading to an interception.Coan has been efficient all season long, but Saturday’s interception was a bad one and isn’t a great sign heading into Minneapolis.Football: Four takeaways from Wisconsin’s victory over NebraskaThe Wisconsin Badgers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) took care of business Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6, Read…The third takeaway from Saturday is how Zach Hintze ended the first half.Hintze is known as a kickoff specialist, someone who prides himself on having the leg strength to kick the ball through the end zone time after time.Hintze’s 62-yard field goal to end the first half wasn’t just a Wisconsin school record; it shifted the entire momentum of the game as the teams went into halftime. The score before the field goal? 21–17. The score after the field goal? 24–7.Leftovers from Saturday’s action:Taylor fumbled two more times Saturday and now has five fumbles on the season, four of them lost to the other team. He did, however, finish with over 200 yards for the third straight gameCephus showed out again, finishing with five receptions for 79 yards and a touchdownThe defense struggled yet again with big plays in the first half, though they dominated Purdue in the second half.last_img read more

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