Japan experts head to Mauritius for oil spill clean-up

first_img“Once damaged, it will take a long time for an ecological system to recover,” he said.The team is bringing 20 boxes of special oil-absorbent materials capable of soaking up 1,200 liters (265 gallons) of oil in total.The material has been donated by Tokyo-based company M-TechX and was used in an oil leak accident in Japan last year.”I would like to see how we can use the absorbent material to clean the coastal area and the forests’ complex root structure tainted by oil,” Haisa said.Tokyo has already dispatched one team of six experts, including a coastguard and diplomats, to aid in the response.Both the Mauritian and Japanese governments have come under fire for not doing more immediately to prevent a large-scale spill.Mauritian authorities on Tuesday arrested the Indian captain of the ship. Officials have yet to reveal why the ship, which was making its way from Singapore to Brazil, came so close to the island, which is now reeling from ecological disaster.The boat had been carrying 4,000 tons of oil, and salvage crews managed to pump some 3,000 tons out of the bulk carrier before it split in two on Sunday, preventing a much larger environmental catastrophe. A new team of Japanese experts headed to Mauritius on Wednesday with special oil-absorbent materials to help the clean-up of tons of oil that leaked from a Japanese-owned ship.”The oil leak from the stranded ship has caused severe damage to the people of Mauritius, the economy of which largely relies on tourism and the beautiful ocean,” environment ministry official Yukihiro Haisa told reporters before the departure.”I am terribly distressed.” Six members of the team are travelling to Mauritius from Japan, with the leader of the group joining from New York.Haisa said the government of Mauritius has asked the team assess the leak’s impact on local coral reefs.The Japanese-owned MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on July 25 and began leaking oil more than a week later, spilling over 1,000 tons and threatening a protected marine park boasting mangrove forests and endangered species. “We would like to apply our technical skills to help clean the oil-covered mangrove forests,” said Noriaki Sakaguchi, an environmental expert at the Japan International Cooperation Agency.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal preparing summer move for Guingamp attacker Marcus Thuram but face competition

first_imgMarcus was born in Parma while World Cup-winning Dad Lilian was playing in Italy (Getty)With Guingamp struggling – and potentially even getting relegated – he would be available for a relatively affordable price.Arsenal will not make any move until the end of the season, though, with their budget and transfer targets dependent on where they finish in the league, and Thuram is likely to be targeted if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsenal preparing summer move for Guingamp attacker Marcus Thuram but face competition Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 Mar 2019 10:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link213Shares Comment The 21-year-old has seven goals in Ligue 1 this season usually playing off the left (Getty)And now Le10Sport report that Arsenal are hopeful of gazumping their rivals for Thuram – whose father was part of France’s 1998 World Cup winning team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTUnai Emery remains an avid follower of French football, having spent two seasons in charge of PSG, and has given his backing to the pursuit.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are ‘laying the groundwork’ for a summer move, though fear Dortmund will pose the biggest competition when the window reopens, having signed a host of stars from France such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele.Thuram is developing into a fine left winger, also capable of playing across the frontline, and has seven league goals this season.center_img Advertisement The French forward has had a solid campaign despite the team’s struggles (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing to step up their pursuit of Guingamp attacker Marcus Thuram, son of Lilian, though will face significant competition from Borussia Dortmund for his signature.Although Guingamp have struggled this season, currently lying in 18th place in Ligue 1 and seven points adrift of safety, Thuram has been a rare bright spark for the side.He has already been scouted by a host of European giants, with the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United sending scouts to watch his performances. Advertisementlast_img read more

200 kilos of ‘hot meat’ seized

first_imgCity Veterinary Office head Ma. Agueda Dela Torre and Task Force Botagoy verified that the meat products were illegally slaughtered as it did not pass through the slaughterhouse of this city. The “hot meat” came from the town of Valladolid, Negros Occidental, the police added. “Hot meat” means carcass or parts of a carcass of food animals that were slaughtered by unaccredited meat establishments. This raises the possibility that the meat being sold may potentially be unsafe or spoiled.Rosaut was brought to Police Station 9, while the seized meat products were brought to the slaughterhouse in Barangay Handumanan and were immediately burned./PN BACOLOD City – About 200 kilos of “hot meat” were seized by authorities from a man at a quarantine checkpoint in Barangay Sum-ag. Jun Rosaut, 29, of Barangay Singcang-Airport was tagged suspect, police said.center_img Police officers flagged down Rosaut who was onboard a tricycle carrying the “hot meat” around 5:30 p.m. on May 3.last_img read more

Klopp takes responsibility for Brewster’s penalty miss in Community Shield final

first_img Loading… read also:Klopp expects more competitive Premier League season ‘We couldn’t create exactly the chance we wanted but we had two of them and the third one that we scored with. Against a team with the quality of Arsenal, on some days it must be enough. ‘When you finish it off, it is enough. When you don’t finish it off it’s not enough and today it was not enough.’ Despite not reaching their potential, Klopp felt like the result was unjust. He claimed Arsenal lacked meaningful chances and that they had plenty of opportunities to close out Mikel Arteta’s side. ‘I think they had exactly two shots at goal and one situation that was similar. ‘After a long diagonal ball, we left Neco [Williams] alone and Auba could come inside to finish it off. The other moment Ali [Alisson] made a save. That was it, pretty much,’ he said. ‘Apart from that, we had to play against a low block with an incredible counter-attacking threat. In these games, you need then the final touch. ‘In the end, we created enough moments but we should have created more. We had the ball a lot but had to play around. ‘We had a few good moments, Sadio had chances, we deserved the equaliser for sure and then could have scored more. ‘We didn’t do that and have to take it. A penalty shoot-out can always be a bit of a lottery. We were unlucky there and congratulations to Arsenal. We respect the competition.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has taken the blame for Rhian Brewster after he missed his penalty in Liverpool’s shootout defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield. With one apiece heading into injury time at Wembley, Brewster replaced Gini Wijnaldum as Klopp felt the youngster was ‘a real finisher’ that would be a ‘confident’ in taking a penalty. But the 22-year-old hit the bar with his spot-kick as Arsenal went on to win 5-4 in the shoot-out to lift the trophy. Jurgen Klopp said he should be blamed for Rhian Brewster missing the only penalty in the shootout against Arsenal and not the player. Klopp said the experience could help Brewster in the long-term and believes he will come back stronger. ‘This will not harm Rhian,’ said Klopp. ‘If anyone is to blame, it is me. I wanted him in the position because he is a real finisher and confident. That happens in life and in football. ‘We all have to learn and prove we can deal with defeats. If he would have scored and someone else missed, it is the same theme. There are bigger reasons than that. Missing it like this is possible. I have never seen him miss one but it happens.’ During the game, Arsenal had a slick fluidity and a renewed energy about them, while such attacking prowess was missing from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. The dynamic trio lacked energy in the attacking third and failed to light their creative spark. Klopp told BT Sport: ‘ I was sad. When you play against a formation like this – which happened to us pretty much always, not only when we are 1-0 down, even when it’s 0-0 a lot of teams play like this – then you need to be in the final third really fresh ‘You want to force it sometimes, create angles, create crosses, passing in behind, all this kind of stuff. The rhythm for that fell a little bit.center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In Half7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Everlast_img read more

EPL: Saints ambush Man City

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Southampton vs. Man City Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium Kick off: 7PMFresh from a magnificent victory over Premier League champions Liverpool, Manchester City continue their campaign with a trip to Southampton this evening. The hosts also enjoyed a comfortable win of their own against Watford last time out, and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have all but guaranteed their Premier League status for another season.Southampton managed to hit the all-important 40-point mark following last weekend’s victory at Watford, and the Saints now have a comfortable margin of 13 points separating them from the relegation zone.With only six games left to play, it seems inconceivable that Hasenhuttl’s men would drop enough points to become embroiled in a relegation dogfight, although their clash with the former champions this weekend is followed up by further testing fixtures against Everton and Manchester United.Nevertheless, Saints fans are sure to feel confident about their side’s fortunes following the win at Vicarage Road, with the prolific Danny Ings netting twice to take his league tally to 18 goals for the season, just one behind current top scorers Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Hasenhuttl’s men will now look to win at St Mary’s for the first time since the restart, with the Saints losing their first fixture back on home soil to Arsenal, although they have taken points off both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on familiar territory this season. Southampton are in no danger of dropping any further down the table this weekend, with 15th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion seven points adrift of the Saints, but Hasenhuttl could witness his side jump two places to 12th with a shock victory if Crystal Palace and Newcastle United both suffer defeat.Despite having already relinquished their title to Liverpool before welcoming the champions to the Etihad, Manchester City did not rest on their laurels as they dismantled Jurgen Klopp’s side with ease on Thursday evening.The Reds barely had any time to bask in adulation following their guard of honour as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain own goal condemned Liverpool to just their second league defeat of the season, with City certainly keen to make a statement of intent ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.Pep Guardiola’s side have almost nothing to play for in the Premier League having all but confirmed their runners-up spot, and the City manager will no doubt look to prioritise the FA Cup and Champions League as his side look to secure a domestic and European treble for the 2019-20 campaign.All of City’s remaining fixtures in the English top flight are against sides in the bottom half of the table, but if there is anything that we know above all else about Guardiola, it is that he will be demanding 100 per cent effort from his players no matter the quality of the opposition facing them. However, the former champions have actually suffered losses in three of their last four matches away from home, although those defeats were against Champions League-chasing sides in Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea.Guardiola’s men were indebted to a late Kyle Walker winner in November as they recorded a 2-1 victory over the Saints at the Etihad, with Sergio Aguero initially levelling the scores after James Ward-Prowse’s opener for Southampton.Southampton possible XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Long. Man City possible XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.Tags: LiverpoolManchester CitySouthamptonSt. Mary’s Stadiumlast_img read more

Delray Beach’s Coco Gauff Advances to Second Round of US Open

first_imgGauff, the youngest player in the U.S. Open draw and a wildcard in the tournament, trailed by a set and a break but fought back to earn the victory. 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 In a teenage battle in Louis Armstrong Stadium, @CocoGauff prevails in a R1 thriller!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/xMptK0QcBM— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 27, 2019 15 year-old Coco Gauff is rolling at the US Open in New York with a first round win over Anastasia Potapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.Gauff said she owed the comeback to the crowd which was definitely behind the American more than the Russian.Coco Gauff, of the United States, right, greets Anastasia Potapova, of Russia, after winning their first-round match of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) The Delray Beach tennis phenom burst onto the scene with three wins at Wimbledon earlier this year and is continuing that success at the Open.Her admiring fans are hoping she makes it far enough into the tournament to meet her idol Serena Williams who lost last year in an epic meltdown against Naomi Osaka.The win moved Gauff up to world number 116 and she goes against Timea Babos in the next round.last_img read more

Buckport’s Gross, Ellsworth’s Lord claim Class B wrestling titles at state championships

first_imgELLSWORTH — After a season’s worth of wins against all comers, Hancock County’s top wrestlers now have state titles to their names.Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord won Class B championships in their respective weight classes over the weekend with first-place finishes at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. It was the second state title for Gross and the first for Lord.Gross, who won the 285-pound championship in 2017 before sitting out last year’s state championships with an injury, began his day by pinning Maine Central Institute’s Kahlden Briggs in 16 seconds. After winning via default in the semifinals, he pinned Alexander Demers of Winslow with no time left on the clock in the first period to reclaim his crown.Bucksport also got a consolation title from Kaleb Nightingale at 113 pounds and a fourth-place finish from Ricky Perkins at 152 pounds. The Golden Bucks placed eighth as a team with 53 points.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLord, who also sat out last season’s championships, looked to return to the title match after finishing as state runner-up two years ago. Competing at 138 pounds, he beat Caden Gibson of Wells via tech fall in the first round, pinned Maine Central Institute’s Cole Steeves 28 seconds into the final period in the semifinals and topped Mountain Valley’s Evrit Roy 14-0 to take the championship.Matt Reid (120 pounds), Noah Hughes (160) and Charlie Hughes (182) earned one win apiece for Ellsworth. The Eagles placed 11th as a team.Gross and Lord will compete in the New England qualifiers, also known as the All-State tournament, Saturday, Feb. 23, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris.Correction: The original version of this story listed the incorrect order for Bucksport’s David Gross. Gross pinned Kahlden Briggs of Maine Central Institute in 16 seconds in the quarterfinals and beat Jared Atkinson of Foxcroft via default in the semifinals.last_img read more

Orange defense not an issue heading into postseason

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse isn’t worried.The Orange’s defense hasn’t been quite as dominant as it was earlier in the season, but the team refuses to label its recent play an issue.“I don’t think it’s been a problem,” said senior Iona Holloway, the anchor of Syracuse’s backfield, on Wednesday. “I think that when you have such a clean record, it’s a lot to live up to.”The Orange (16-1, 6-0 Big East) is No. 3 in the nation and just earned its third Big East regular-season championship in four years. But with the Big East and NCAA tournaments looming, Syracuse’s road to a national title will be much easier with its superior defense. SU has shut out North Carolina and Princeton, two top-three teams, this season.But the unit that allowed just six goals throughout Syracuse’s first 12 games has surrendered nine goals in its last five games combined.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Ange Bradley said she isn’t concerned about her defensive group. The Orange’s younger players are seeing more playing time, she said, and the team is experimenting with different strategies by placing players at different positions.“We’re just making some changes, trying some different things for later in the year in this last phase of the season,” Bradley said.Five of the nine teams that have scored on Syracuse’s defense this year were unranked. The players didn’t attribute that to poor preparation or to underestimating the opponent.“I think it’s more just our focus slips in games,” midfielder Liz McInerney said. “And it’s kind of easier when you’re two or three goals up to be like, ‘Oh, OK, take the foot off the pedal.’ We just zone out a little bit.”Holloway said the Orange’s lapse in intensity is unacceptable and cannot happen against the best teams. The difference between winning and losing can be one goal, she said, so the defense needs to learn from its mistakes against the weaker opponents.Goaltender Leann Stiver said the unit is “just missing minor details here and there” lately, despite boasting the second-best goals against average in the nation at 0.88.Stiver said Syracuse’s defensive penalty corner unit especially needs improvement for the postseason. The unit — which was responsible for just two goals through the team’s first 13 games — has allowed three goals in the last four games. The goalkeeper said the group must ensure which lines are covered and better understand the opponent’s tendencies.Holloway said opposing teams have scored on penalty corners in similar fashion — pushouts to the left of the shooting circle and shots that travel across the goal or in the near post.“I think we conceded at least two or three goals — basically the same corner — in consecutive games,” Holloway said. “So, we’re obviously aware of that and we’ve started our DPC (defensive penalty corner) practice yesterday, which is very early in the week for our DPC practice.”In preparation for Sunday’s game against No. 4 Connecticut, Syracuse understood it was playing a team that averaged almost nine penalty corners per game and scored many goals off those opportunities. Holloway said the team aimed to limit the Huskies to three corners or less.The Orange committed five fouls in the shooting circle on Sunday but thwarted four of Connecticut’s corner opportunities.Syracuse’s defense allowed two goals and wasn’t excellent, but performed well enough for a victory.Of SU’s eight shutouts — tied for first in the country — four of the opponents were ranked, including then-No. 2 North Carolina and then-No. 3 Princeton.The commanding Syracuse defense that shut out five consecutive opponents a month ago has rarely been seen since then. The unit hasn’t been perfect lately, but this group is known to rise to the occasion when presented with a challenge.With the postseason starting, the Orange hopes to maintain that trend.“There’s just that heightened level of competition,” Holloway said. “Our team did a really good job of stepping up in these big games and sort of turning into a human shield back there. So let’s hope we can keep it up.” Comments Published on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Shot clock originated in Nationals to remedy basketball’s slow pace

first_imgTwenty-four seconds to shoot. It’s a number ingrained in basketball lexicon. It originated in Syracuse, by way of former Nationals’ owner Danny Biasone.The game was in trouble during the early 1950s. It was boring and slow-paced, because when teams got ahead they held the ball and it became a foul-shooting contest.So in 1954, Biasone looked at records from the 1953-54 season. In games that he enjoyed watching, the teams averaged about 60 shots a game, which meant 120 shots per game with two teams. And 48 minutes translates to 2,880 seconds. Divide 120 into 2,880, and you get 24. That was it.“When you think about innovation that was to save a sport, I don’t know for basketball what else there would be,” said Basketball Hall of Fame curator and historian Matt Zeysing. “As far as the game not really existing, or not staying one of the big four probably wouldn’t be the case without the 24-second clock.“And while seemingly simple and such an intrinsic part of the game at this point, it really saved basketball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDolph Schayes reaches toward his wrist and rolls off a gold-banded watch. On the front is a light blue face with red numbers on it, a replica of the 24-second shot clock. On the back of the face reads “Dan Biasone, Hall of Fame, 2000.”Schayes had the watches created in Biasone’s honor. They cost maybe $35 apiece and are run by a little battery on the inside. Twelve years, and Schayes has changed the battery twice.It’s a metaphor to the duration of the shot clock. More than 50 years later, those 24 seconds remain.“It’s still 24 seconds,” laments Schayes. “It never changed. That’s amazing. Everything has changed. The whole world has changed. But the 24-second clock is sacred.” Comments Related Stories Anthony and Knicks to play 76ers in exhibition game at Carrier DomeAnthony entertains Carrier Dome crowd in Knicks’ loss to 76ers in exhibition gameKnicks, 76ers game to mark 50th anniversary of Syracuse Nationals’ move from cityHalf a century later, Syracuse Nationals remembered as tough, elite team that provided city with a pulse Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 31, 2012 at 2:55 am Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

Trojans sweep defending national champion UCLA

first_imgThe clock threatened to strike midnight, but USC’s baseball team didn’t want the ball to end. Playing at picturesque Jackie Robinson Memorial Field against crosstown rival UCLA, down four runs in the top of the ninth inning, the prospects were grim, and USC’s potential nine-game winning streak was on the line.Go ahead · Senior catcher Jake Hernandez singled in the top of the ninth to put the Trojans ahead 5-4 over the Bruins on Saturday. USC would go on to win 7-4 and sweep UCLA for the first time since 2005. – Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan Then the Trojans woke up. With a string of three stealthy singles, the team found itself in an opportune situation and cultivated a comeback by forcing the hand of an overwhelmed Bruin bullpen. Redshirt freshman infielder Reggie Southall, a rising contributor for USC, elicited a bases-loaded walk to plate the first run and tug at the looming deficit.“It just kind of steamrolled because then they relaxed after they scored a run and then all the kids started feeling it,” said USC head coach Dan Hubbs. “Then you have the bases loaded with nobody out, and that’s when you start thinking, ‘We could win this one.’”Southall passed his patience at the plate onto his teammates, who flattened their rivals in a thrilling everybody-hits half-inning. Eight Trojan batters faced three different pitchers, lighting them up for them up for seven runs off seven hits and two walks. Blake Lacey, who started the rally with a single, drove home the final two runs of the game for a 7-4 victory.Hubbs often speaks in clichés. One of his most frequent is that his team, and any team for that matter, can beat any other team at any time in any place. Though it might sound trite, the Trojans have found ways to support his claims, to do the improbable and achieve the highly unlikely.The come-from-behind win was monumental, the cherry on top of a sweep for the “cardiac kids,” as Hubbs affectionately calls his team.With Saturday’s victory, the Trojans have accomplished a number of other feats: the first series win against UCLA since 2008, the first sweep of UCLA since 2005, the first three-straight Pac-12 series wins since 2011, more conference wins than last season and their longest winning streak of this season.USC is sitting on the precipice of much, much more with a 24-17 overall record, and an 11-9 Pac-12 record, which puts them at fifth place in the conference.Though Hubbs admits that the team “put [itself] probably in the conversation of a post-season berth,” he noted that it’s important that they not get ahead of themselves with so many games left to play.“We’re a good team. We’re a team that’s fighting to try to make it to regional, so we want to beat the streak, but we’re looking for a win,” Hubbs said. “We think of it as we won one game nine times in a row. We need to focus on winning one more game, rather than thinking about how we’re going to win that tenth in a row.”The streak owes much of its survival to a pitching staff that has been able to keep an often-scrappy Trojan offense alive with consistent outings. Friday sent some of its best to the mound in sophomores Brent Wheatley, Kyle Twomey and Kyle Davis.Twomey, who has been delegated to the bullpen, has exceeded expectations in his new role, and recording three strikeouts through 1.2 shut-out innings in the 3-2 victory.“I think bullpen-wise, once we put in Kyle Twomey, we’ve played better,” Hubbs said. “He’s really stabilized and given us a lot of consistency to be able to use other guys in other games.”In fact, in the past couple of weeks, Hubbs has had the luxury of having multiple options for any given position. Unlike last year, when the coach would try different lineups to see what he could make stick, Hubbs has seen many different combinations pan out for the better this season.“I think it’s been huge for their success because when guys start to struggle, we can just plug another guy in and he really picks up the slack,” Hubbs said. “They’ve been working hard with that and everybody knows they’re going to have a chance to be in the lineup at some point to contribute.”Thursday night’s 10-0 blowout was one of those occasions. Junior pitcher Wyatt Strahan continues to be nearly infallible, hurling eight silent frames for a 20-inning scoreless streak. His dominance was matched by an electric Trojan offense, which notched 10 runs off 13 hits.“We’re continuing to get that kind of pitching out of our starters and we feel real confident when we go to the pen and if that continues, then we’ll be in good shape,” Hubbs said.USC looks to win its tenth straight game on Tuesday, when it takes on UC Irvine at Dedeaux Field at 6 p.m.Hubbs concluded with something else he’s been saying all season, and at this bright spot in USC’s season, it happens to ring true: “We just need to continue to try to play well, and if we do, I’ve been saying this all year, we’ll be in a position to win.”last_img read more