A pension fund is tendering a €20m private debt mandate, using IPE Quest.The unnamed pension fund behind search QN-2163 asked a consultant based in the Netherlands to find an asset manager able to invest in European private debt.The actively managed mandate would see performance benchmarked against the Euribor interest rate, and should have a tracking error ranging between 3% and 8%.The mandate, to be held in a pooled fund, could invest wholly in European private debt, but it would be allowed to allocate up to 40% to debt outside Europe. The consultancy said it was looking for asset managers with existing Dutch institutional clients.Interested managers should have at least €1bn in similar private debt mandates, and at least €5bn in total assets under management.They should also have a minimum track record of three years, preferably five years.Requests for proposals should be submitted by 15 March, stating net-of-fees performance to the end of 2015.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email email@example.com.
Norway’s Public Service Pension Fund, Statens Pensjonskasse (SPK), has announced it is offering 12 of its case workers to help the now hard-pressed welfare agency, NAV, process applications for unemployment benefit, which have risen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The head of the NOK551bn (€47.2bn) pension fund, which is owned by the Ministry of Labour, said operations at SPK had now normalised allowing it the flexibility to help the welfare agency, although most of the fund’s staff were working from home.Finn Melbø, chief executive officer of SPK, said: “This has enabled us to offer NAV assistance in their important task of helping people who have fallen into an emergency situation.”He added that the resulting temporary reduction in the pension fund’s workforce during the period of secondment would not affect the level of service it gave its members. SPK said NAV was now receiving thousands of applications for unemployment benefits on a daily basis, with the coronavirus pandemic putting great pressure on the agency’s own case workers.It was a very demanding time for both the Norwegian economy and the labour market as a whole, the fund said.Sigrun Vågeng, work and welfare director at NAV, said she was grateful for SPK’s help: “We are looking forward to getting 12 skilled and experienced case workers who can quickly settle into our tasks and help people who have now fallen into a difficult situation,” she said.The two organisations are now discussing how the plan will work in practical terms, with the SPK staff due to begin assisting the welfare agency from 1 May, for a period of three to six months, according to the pension fund.According to NAV’s statistics, 2,700 people applied for unemployment benefit in Norway yesterday. While this was lower than the daily level seen earlier in the pandemic, the agency said, the number was still five times more than the average NAV received each day before the coronavirus crisis.SPK is Norway’s largest public-service pensions provider for current and former employees of the state, the educational system, those working in research, pharmacies and other organisations, with 1.1 million scheme members in total.
“We now have tosearch for assets. We need to freeze these assets and when the decision becomesfinal, have them seized and given to the victims,”Harry Roque, one of the legal counsels of the Maguindanao massacre victims,said Saturday. MANILA – Lawyersof the Maguindanao massacre victims are mulling to have several Ampatuan assetsand properties frozen. Roque also saidthat he has coordinated with Mindanews journalist Carolyn Arguillas to use herinvestigative report on the Ampatuans’ alleged ill-gotten wealth as basis forseizure orders.“Using that investigative report, we filedplunder cases against the Ampatuans hoping pending cases in the Sandiganbayancould preserve these assets,” the former Presidential spokesperson said.Two years ago, the Ombudsman filed a forfeiturecase against late Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. over unexplainedassets amounting to P54.966 million.Investigations found that Ampatuan Sr. – aformer governor of the country’s third poorest province – owned 19 real estateproperties, 35 motor vehicles worth P45.7 million and 23 undeclared firearmsworth P3.838 million./PN “We now have to search for assets. We need to freeze these assets and when the decision becomes final, have them seized and given to the victims,” Harry Roque, one of the legal counsels of the Maguindanao massacre victims, said Saturday. ABS-CBN NEWS This is toensure that the Ampatuans will be paying damages to the victims’ families, Roque said. “Not that it is enough to compensate for theloss of life but I think it is a reasonable compensation to be given to thefamily given the gruesome manner they were killed,” he added.
Cong. Greg Gasataya announced thisWednesday on his Facebook post, saying the latest patient (Western VisayasPatient No. 54) passed away on April 9. This brings the metro’s tally to eight. Barangay Villamonte village chiefRommel Flores, for his part, said he already coordinated with the CityInter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 after learning that there was aconfirmed case on his area, specifically at Purok Sabes. However, a confirmatory test willstill have to be done in Iloilo. “The City Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Office conducted immediately the disinfection to the said purokspecially that the area is thickly populated,” said Flores. He was admitted at the Corazon LocsinMontelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) that day after suffering from diarrheafor two days, but died a few hours later. His swab results came out on April21, indicating he was positive for the viral disease. Gasataya also said that a three-monthpregnant nurse was also initially tested positive for COVID-19 through rapidtesting. The recent case came more than twoweeks after Bacolod has not reported any COVID-19 case since April 4. BACOLOD City – This city has a new confirmed case of coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) – a 69-year-old male from Barangay Villamonte. “Angpalamangkotanon kun paano kag sin-oang naglaton sa iya kay wala siya nagagwa sa ila balay. At the time, ara na ang Bacolod sa second week sangenhance community quarantine,” Gasataya said. He recommended placing the area underlockdown and isolate the patient’s family members./PN
Girls Area Basketball Sectional Scores.Friday (2-5)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Jac-Cen-Del 65 Hauser 42SW Shelby 60 Rising Sun 45Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ North Decatur.Austin 46 South Ripley 35North Decatur 45 Switz. County 44 (OT)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg.Franklin County 58 Rushville 52Greensburg 52 Lawrenceburg 30Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington.Bloom. South 43 East Central 39 (OT)Columbus North 61 Columbus East 42
Bayern Munich utility player David Alaba, 28, who has worked with manager Pep Guardiola, Napoli centre half Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, Valencia winger Ferran Torres, 20, and Inter Milan’s striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, and are all on City’s radar. read also:Man City to offer Guardiola new deal after UCL ban overturned Argentine Martinez had been expected to join Barcelona, but that deal is in the balance with the Spanish club struggling to meet his £98.8million release clause given the Covid-19 financial crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City chiefs are planning a major summer spending spree after being cleared for next season’s Champions League.Manchester City chiefs are planning a major summer spending spree after being cleared for next season’s Champions League. City’s two-year Champions League suspension for alleged breaches of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules was lifted following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Daily Mail says City want at least two new defenders, while they are identifying replacements for Sergio Aguero, who wants to return to Argentina soon. The club are keen to secure star man Kevin De Bruyne to a new deal in wake of the verdictAdvertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared
Press Association Besic, 21, represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup and has been a target for Everton boss Roberto Martinez as he looks to add to a squad which he guided to a fifth place Barclays Premier League finish last season. Although Besic will not feature in a friendly against Leicester in Bangkok, Martinez is pleased to have the former Hamburg man in amongst his current squad. “The next few days will allow Mo to meet the players,” the Spaniard told Everton’s official website. “But more importantly it is an opportunity for him to get into optimum condition ahead of the new season. “I am looking forward to introducing him to the Everton fans when we come back but first I would like to thank Ferencvaros for the way in which they have approached the negotiations. “They have been very understanding at this point and we have enjoyed a good working relationship.” Once the deal has been confirmed, Besic will become the second summer acquisition for Martinez, joining Gareth Barry at Goodison Park after the England international made his successful loan move to the Toffees permanent at the start of the month. Everton appear to be on the brink of announcing their second summer signing as Ferencvarosi TC midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined the Toffees on a pre-season trip to Thailand.
Again, the Baldwinsville baseball team found itself in extra-inning battles with West Genesee.Granted, the stakes were not the same as in last May’s memorable Section III Class AA final, but twice last week the Bees and Wildcats went beyond regulation.In fact, one day could not contain last Monday’s opener, the game halted in the 12th inning due to darkness with the two sides still tied 4-4 after B’ville raliled three different times in regulation. Down 2-0 in the top of the third, the Bees pulled even by scoring twice. Then WG took advantage of a pair of errors to go back in front 3-2 in the fourth, only to have B’ville tie it again an inning later.In the bottom of the sixth, the Wildcats’ Dan Davis hit a two-out pinch-hit RBI single. Now trailing 4-3, the Bees, in the seventh, got singles from Ray and Jason Savacool, who scored when Pat Anson’s possible game-ending double-play grounder was mishandled at first.John AuClair relieved Jake Marshall in the sixth, and over the next five-plus innings he and other B’ville pitchers matched zeroes with WG until the sun set and the game was stopped. Tags: BaldwinsvilleBaseballC-NSliverpool Then rain postponed the second game, so the two teams did not see each other again until Thursday, where again it went to extra innings – and B’ville lost, 5-3.Savacool got tagged for three early runs, but he settled down and, over 6 2/3 innings of work, amassed 13 strikeouts.Single runs in the fourth and sixth innings pulled the Bees back even, 3-3, and again it found itself in extra frames with the Wildcats, who would get to reliever Mike Carr for two decisive runs in the top of the eighth.Sam Gallager, pitching in relief of Ryan Paige, kept B’ville quiet in the bottom of the eighth. Before that, Lucas Robinson had scored twice, with Anson and Pat May each getting one RBI.In between these two long battles, Liverpool had its own extra-inning duel with West Genesee, whom it beat on April 29 and 30. But the Warriors couldn’t get the sweep as the Wildcats beat them 4-3 in 10 innings.Liverpool gained early 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but could not hold either of them, WG pulling in front, 3-2, in the bottom of the fifth before a seventh-inning run allowed the Warriors to extend the game beyond regulation.Shane Hazelmyer had three hits and an RBI for Liverpool, while Mike DeStefano doubled and scored twice. Jake Wheeler pitched five innings before Nyhim Green took over the rest of the way in relief.While all this was going on, Cicero-North Syracuse had a series with Fayetteville-Manlius, but still needed to rally late to beat the Hornets 5-2 in last Monday’s opener. Following a first-inning F-M run, Northstars ace Justin DelVechio settled down, and would only allow five hits.Meanwhile, C-NS stayed patient and got to Hornets pitcher Max Parker, tying it in the fourth and scoring three decisive runs an inning later. Mike Wieczorek, with two RBIs, and Jacob Parker, with two hits, paced the Northstars at the plate.The second C-NS-F-M game was rained out, but made up 24 hours later, with the Hornets getting even thanks to a 4-1 victory.DelVecchio drove home Bristow in the top of the first, but from there F-M pitcher Tom Coleman blanked the Northstars, holding them to five hits.Justin Persse, pitching for C-NS, kept his team up 1-0 until the Hornets notched single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, tacking on two insurance runs in the sixth.To win the series on Thursday at the Gillette Road complex, C-NS needed runs in the sixth and seventh innings to overcome a slight deficit and beat F-M 6-5.Three different times, the Northstars rallied, from deficits of 1-0, 3-1 and 5-4, with Bristow, Mike Wieczorek and Tim Taladay each producing a pair of hits as DelVecchio and Cole Rockwell drove in runs.Noah Wieczorek pitched four innings of relief, holding the Hornets to two hits, after he replaced starter Carter Wisely.C-NS would win again on Saturday, blanking Rome Free Academy 5-0 as it scored four times in the top of the first, all that DelVecchio would need as he pitched yet another gem, holding the Black Knights to two hits while striking out nine. Jared Stanton had three hits.B’ville, recovering from the loss to West Genesee, swept two Section II sides on Saturday, beating Columbia 8-5 as it used three runs in the sixth inning to break out of a 4-4 tie, led by Anson’s three hits and two RBIs as Matt Starczewski pitched 6 2/3 innings to earn the win.The Bees then claimed a 1-0 battle with Saratoga Springs, Marshall tossing a complete-game shutout as he struck out nine and only surrendered two hits. It was scoreless until the seventh, when Savacool drove home Robinson with the game’s lone run.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Published on May 3, 2013 at 12:08 am Syracuse will play in the Big East tournament championship game for the second season in a row. The No. 5 Orange (15-3) beat No. 18 Connecticut (13-4) 19-6 on Thursday in Washington.SU scored twice in the opening 10 minutes, but the Huskies answered with two goals in a span of 1:16 to knot the score at two. But after that, the Orange strung together a 6-0 run over seven minutes to pull ahead.SU took an 11-4 advantage into halftime behind three goals from Kayla Treanor and a pair each from Alyssa Murray, Kelly Cross and Kailah Kempney.A score by Devon Collins at the 19:05 mark capped a 4-1 SU run to open the second half and gave the Orange a double-digit lead.Treanor led Syracuse with four goals and two assists. Murray finished with five points and notched one of SU’s three hat tricks – Kempney and Cross also netted three goals each.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s ride turned in one of its best performances of the season. The Huskies only converted on 9-of-18 clear attempts and committed 25 turnovers. Defender Natalie Glanell picked up five ground balls and forced three turnovers.Sophomore Kelsey Richardson spent the entirety of the first half guarding the cage and made three saves while recording the win. Alyssa Costantino replaced her in the second half and turned in a three-save performance while allowing just two goals.Syracuse will play No. 2-seed Georgetown for the Big East title on Saturday at 1 p.m. Host GU beat Loyola (Md.) 16-14 on Thursday night. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on September 20, 2013 at 2:21 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse hosts Tulane on Saturday, in search of its second straight home win. The Daily Orange spoke with David Holden, a beat writer for The Tulane Hullabaloo, about Green Wave (2-1) celebrities Nick Montana and Nico Marley, as well as how Tulane’s offensive scheme matches up with the Orange (1-2).The Daily Orange: How has Nick Montana handled the role of starting quarterback on and off the field?David Holden: He seems to be improving each game. His first game looked a little skittish, but his last two games have looked much better. He’s beginning to develop a really good rapport with Ryan Grant, and he looks really good throwing the deep ball. As for his personality, even though he’s only been here maybe half a semester, he’s already a pretty vocal leader on the team. I talked to a few of the players Wednesday and they were saying that he’s definitely the most vocal on the offense and he’s definitely leading the huddle and he’s got a pretty good command of what’s going on on the offensive side of the ball.The D.O.: Grant seems to be the strongest offensive threat. What are some of his strengths and how does he mesh with Montana?D.H.: Grant is probably the best player on Tulane. Right now he’s really quick. He cuts in and out of his breaks ridiculously fast. Teams are having to double cover him to be able to stop him. Right now the deep ball is doing really well, especially with Montana. They’re hooking up three or four times a game, throwing the ball deep. And the run after the catch, he’s always been really good at that. Grant is definitely Montana’s go-to guy. I think he was targeted probably 10 times or more a game, and Montana has really developed a good rapport with him. And Montana doesn’t really seem to have that with any other receiver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: I know Tulane was very pass-heavy last year, as no running back accrued even 300 yards. Is the team making more of an effort to run the ball?D.H.: I would definitely say they’re trying to run the ball more. Both Orleans Darkwa and Rob Kelley have actually done a pretty good job this year. They both are combined for 300 yards already, which is much better than it was last year. It’s still not to the point where I’m sure coaches would like it to be, but they’re definitely trying to run the ball more. In the second game, they were down quite a bit so they kind of abandoned the run in that game, but other than that the run game has looked really well. They’ve rushed for over 100 yards in two of the three games, but Montana has passed probably too much already this year. In Week 2 he passed for the most passes he’s ever attempted in any game at any level so they definitely need to cut back passing the ball a little more.The D.O.: What have you heard about Cairo Santos regarding his status for the game and how do you see the game playing out differently if he’s not able to play?D.H.: I haven’t heard anything about his status. I went to a press conference Tuesday, and right now they’re not sure if he’s going to play in Saturday’s game. Curtis Johnson wouldn’t reveal how far his replacement could kick so I think it’ll definitely have an effect on the game when you can rely on Santos to hit from 50-plus yards, as opposed to Steven Broccoli, who might not be able to hit from 40.The D.O.: What’s your take on Nico Marley? Is he getting playing time as a freshman linebacker?D.H.: I think he’s a pretty quiet guy right now. He’s a freshman. He’s only been here for a few weeks, and I think he’s just starting to get acclimated to the team. I think it’s definitely shown in his play. The first game he didn’t look quite right out there, but in the last two games he’s played more and he’s played a lot better. He got a fumble recovery last week and he’s really solidified the linebacking corps, a group that’s looked pretty poor at times this year. Comments
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — For all the troubles that Syracuse has already encountered at the faceoff X, Virginia supposedly had it even worse.Going into Saturday night’s game, the Cavaliers came in with a 46 percent success rate at the X to the Orange’s 51.6. But after one look at the final stat sheet two hours after the opening draw, that certainly doesn’t seem like the case.“We were prepared coming into this game as far as who they were offensively and defensively,” SU head coach John Desko said. “The one guy who did surprise us was the faceoff man. We didn’t think he was going to win that many tonight.”No. 6 Syracuse tried throwing four different faceoff specialists at the X to disrupt UVA junior Mick Parks, but nothing worked.The Cavaliers (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) swiped 24-of-31 faceoffs en route to a 17-12 beating of Syracuse (2-2, 0-2) on Saturday night in front of 5,102 at Klockner Stadium. Difficulties at the X handicapped the Orange’s attack and leaves SU still looking for its first ACC win after its first two tries.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe faceoff guys weren’t the only issue, though. The Cavaliers killed the Orange in ground balls, 51-to-22, and scooped up plenty of loose balls that Desko said his team should have picked up after the faceoff whistle.“The times that we did get it out,” the head coach said, “their wings beat us to the ball and that was disappointing because we’ve got some pretty good athletes there.”Syracuse did grab a pair of early draws, and built an early 3-0 first-quarter lead off of them.But when Parks and SU senior Chris Daddio lined up for a faceoff at the 5:59 mark, Parks ran off with it in a heartbeat. Sophomore attack James Pannell scored his first of seven goals on that possession and the game was Virginia’s from there on.To start the second frame, Daddio won the faceoff himself, but his pass for Dylan Donahue was deflected, picked up by UVA’s Joseph Lisicky and taken down the other way for a goal.“Dumb mistakes,” midfielder Scott Loy said. “You got to cherish your possessions, which we didn’t a lot of the times. You really got to take care of the possession and those few turnovers make or break the game.”Daddio managed to win his team a total of five possessions in the first half and SU only trailed 8-6. But in the second frame, Parks took 13-of-15 against whomever Desko sent out there.Faceoff specialists Mike Iacono and Austin Wentworth, and long-stick midfielder Peter Macartney each were thrown into the mix. Combined, they went just 2-for-9 against Parks, who was too quick to the ball for SU.“Once you start shuffling our guys around and their guy’s still going after it and after it, he’s going to get more and more comfortable,” said Daddio, who finished 5-for-22. “But I don’t argue with the coaches’ decision. I wasn’t winning, so you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”But when the Orange wasn’t committing one of its 12 turnovers or stuck playing defense because of UVA’s faceoff dominance, its attack was efficient and kept Syracuse in the game.Although the Orange mustered just 1-of-9 faceoffs in the third quarter, a 3-1 run kept SU down by just a goal. But the Cavaliers netted four goals in the last seven minutes of the third to take a three-goal advantage into the fourth quarter.Hakeem Lecky’s fourth goal brought the Orange within two at 14-12, but Park beat Macartney for the next faceoff and Zed Williams’ goal on that possession sparked a 3-0 closing spurt for Virginia that ultimately finished the game.It doesn’t bode well for Syracuse that Desko has bigger concerns than his team’s 0-2 start to its ACC era. Until the Orange finds consistency at the faceoff X, it might be a while before it finds its first conference win.“Believe it or not, I thought we got better as a team tonight,” Desko said. “We got better as a team but it wasn’t good enough to beat Virginia. They just had too many possessions on offense.” Comments Published on March 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+
One candidate for Dean of Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences accepted a different position and withdrew from consideration, Executive Vice Provost Michael Quick said in an email on Wednesday.Lauren Benton, New York University dean of the humanities, told Quick she accepted a position elsewhere. Benton, a professor of history, is the recipient of the World History Association Book Prize in 2003.Three other candidates are still being considered for the position, which oversees the largest school within the university. They each already have or will come to campus for two days, during which forums allow students, faculty and staff to meet the candidates. The candidates also meet with senior administrators during the visits.Steve Kay, dean of the division of biological sciences at UC San Diego, visited campus on Feb. 29 to meet with students and faculty in order to discuss his vision for the school.Peter Bearman, professor of social sciences at Columbia University, is scheduled to visit March 21 and 22, and Harry Atwater, a professor of applied physics and material science at the California Institute of Technology, is scheduled to visit March 26 and 27.Dornsife comprises 33 academic departments and 31 research institutions and centers. The dean also oversees faculty recruitment, fundraising and the expansion of research opportunities for students and faculty.The original four candidates were announced Feb. 21 in a memo from Provost Elizabeth Garrett.“Since the beginning of this academic year, the search advisory committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search,” Garrett said in the memo. “The quality of the overall pool of candidates is excellent.”
Thurles Sarsfields were well beaten in the Munster Junior B Hurling final.They lost out by 10 points to 5 to Kilavullen of Cork in Raneenagh yesterday. However the Tipp outfit still progress to the All Ireland semi-finals where they will face John Lockes of Callan next weekend. Photo © Tipp FM
Who’s that guy?The Reese’s Senior Bowl (2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, NFL Network) will give fans a chance to answer that question before the 2019 NFL Draft takes place. Nasir Adderley, S, DelawareAdderley is a relative of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley, and he plays with range as a 6-0, 200-pound safety. Herb was a converted running back before emerging as a star with Vince Lombardi’s Packers. Nasir is a playmaker. He had four interceptions in 2018, but he also led the Blue Hens with 48 solo tackles. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass Isabella (5-10, 190 pounds) was a Biletnikoff Award finalist after he put up 102 catches, 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Minutemen in 2018. He is an excellent route runner with the footwork and quickness necessary to work in the slot right away, and that is a proven niche at the next level. Andy Isabella’s quickness and precise route running are as good as advertised. #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/WXN1aczXL0— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) January 22, 2019Donald Parham, TE, Stetson Parham is another massive prospect at 6-8, 240 pounds, and he put up huge numbers at Stetson with 85 catches for 1,319 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. That included a 257-yard, three-touchdown game against Valparaiso. The stride alone is impressive to watch. … Stetson tight end Donald Parham is a gazelle. #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/da6YefZLcB— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) January 22, 2019 There are always big names that create buzz in Mobile, Ala., and college football fans know most of the names. Still, there are some under-the-radar players with a chance to make an impression that should last into the NFL Combine and beyond. MORE: 2019 NFL Mock DraftHere are eight players who can dramatically improve their draft stock with good showings at practice up through the Senior Bowl:Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo Jackson led the Bulls to the MAC championship game and entertained transferring before entering the NFL Draft. The 6-7, 245-pound quarterback is more than just a big body. He totaled 28 passing touchdowns and seven rushing scores in his first full season as a starter, but was a high-volume passer who needs to answer questions about his accuracy. This is the best place to do it, especially on a North roster with Will Grier, Jarrett Stidham and Gardner Minshew.Wes Hills, RB, Slippery Rock Hills (6-2, 218) was the MVP of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and he’s looking to build on that momentum in Mobile. He rushed for 1,714 yards and 17 touchdowns as a part of a productive senior season, and that included three games with 200 rushing yards or more. This year’s draft isn’t stock-piled with blue-blood running back talent, so Hills can make a strong impression.Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech Ferguson is a known commodity to most. The 6-5, 262-pound edge-rusher set the FBS record for career sacks with 45. He also had 26 tackles for loss in 2018. He’s a potential first-round talent, and the measurables are there. Don’t act surprised when he’s prolific at the next level, too. Jaylon Ferguson arms just over 34 inches— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 22, 2019Oli Udoh, T, Elon Udoh’s size alone stands out. The 6-5, 356-pound tackle started in every game for the Phoenix in the FCS the last four seasons. The team allowed just 16 sacks. He’s just tough to get around, and a week of facing some elite pass-rushing talent will add to the curiosity factor.#Elon OT Oli Udoh completely handled #ODU EDGE Oshane Ximines on this rep: pic.twitter.com/CyBdRbmLlC— The Draft Network (@DraftNetworkLLC) January 22, 2019MORE: Super Bowl 53 odds, picks for Rams-PatriotsDaniel Jones, QB, Duke Jones is the hot name among quarterbacks in this draft, boasting the prototypical NFL frame at 6-5, 220 pounds and tutelage of Duke’s David Cutcliffe, the position coach for Peyton Manning at Tennessee. It’s tough to gauge where he stands on college numbers alone (he’s coming off a 423-yard, five-touchdown performance in the bowl victory against Temple, but also failed to pass for more than 200 yards in five games this season), but could be the second quarterback drafted behind Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. Or, he could slip to the second day.
“He has to embrace it,” Murphy told ESPN. “And I think he is. I hope he adapts well. I’m excited. I know he’s excited. I’ve had some discussions with him.”Rodgers, 35, had only played for Mike McCarthy since entering the NFL in 2005. But, McCarthy was fired after Green Bay got off to a 4-7-1 start in 2018. He was replaced on an interim basis by Joe Philbin before LaFleur was hired in early January. Related News Packers expected to bring back TE Jimmy Graham next season, report says “So, I will be in there as much as I can. I don’t foresee ever missing a quarterback meeting.” LaFleur, a former Titans offensive coordinator, appears ready to work with the star signal caller.”We’ve got three quarterback guys that are going to be hitting him from all angles,” LaFleur said last week. “I’m going to do (my) part. I know that I need to be in that room, especially as much as I possibly can because I am going to be the play-caller. I think that relationship between the play-caller and the quarterback is absolutely critical. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers avoids offseason knee surgery, says he feels ‘great’ Aaron Rodgers will be playing under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur in Green Bay, so he may have to make some adjustments next season.The Packers quarterback needs to “embrace” the change that comes with a new coach, team president Mark Murphy said Tuesday.
19 year old Haris Količić signed today a one year contract with the football club Željezničar.Količić started his carrier in the team Branitelj in Mostar, and while cadet he arrived at Željezničar where he was training with the leader of the team Admir Adžem – was announced at the club Željezničar.Later on Količić went to junior German club Fortuna from Dusseldorf for which he played in the juniors Bundesliga.(Source: Fena)