Pandemic Policies and African American, Hispanic Borrowers

first_img Pandemic Policies and African American, Hispanic Borrowers Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: African American housing market 2020 minority households With Black and Hispanic households feeling disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing experts from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) are calling for two interventions to prevent these most vulnerable households from losing their homes.“Black and Hispanic households have been much more likely not only to contract COVID-19 but also to suffer from lost income and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” stated Sharon Cornelissen, postdoctoral Fellow at JCHS; and Alexander Hermann, a research analyst for the center. “Two core policy priorities follow from our findings.”Those two priorities are rental assistance and cash transfers to help those who have lost employment and are struggling or unable to make their monthly housing payments.For their analysis, the researchers relied on data collected by the Census Bureau in its Household Pulse Survey conducted between May 21 and May 26. The researchers adjusted the Census data to assess the impact on households rather than individuals, suggesting that assessing individuals can actually overstate the impact of the pandemic.Renters are more likely to have lost employment income during the two months prior to the survey, and Black and Hispanic households were more likely than Asian and white households to have suffered the same.Overall, 52% of renters lost employment income, while 39% of homeowners reported losing employment income.At the same time, 58% of Hispanic households and 53% of Black households reported losing employment income, compared to 44% of Asian/other ethnic households and 39% of white households.Hispanic renters have been particularly vulnerable with 64% of them losing employment income during the pandemic, while 57% of Black renters, 51% of Asian/other renters, and 47% of white renters reported the same.Among homeowners, around half of both Hispanic and Black homeowners reported losing employment income, compared to 40% of Asian/other and 36% of white homeowners.Among all renters, 16% were late or did not pay their May rent, and 30% reported having little or no confidence that they would pay their next month’s rent.While eviction moratoriums have been put in place in some places, they often apply to only a small share of renters, and many of those programs expire this month.“If renters do not receive additional support until the current crisis abates, states across the country could see enormous increases in hunger, eviction, and homelessness,” the JCHS researchers stated. “Black and Hispanic renters are especially at risk.”Rental assistance and either cash transfers or supplemented unemployment benefits would prevent some vulnerable households from losing their homes, according to the researchers. Subscribe  Print This Post July 8, 2020 1,483 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: How Times of Crisis Cause Stress on Minority Homeowners Next: More Americans Struggling to Make Full House Paymentscenter_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News African American housing market 2020 minority households 2020-07-08 Mike Albanese Home / Daily Dose / Pandemic Policies and African American, Hispanic Borrowerslast_img read more

Tommy Kearns, Xtremepush: Why multichannel player journeys are a must-have for sportsbooks

first_img Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020 January 17, 2020 Submit The multichannel player journey builder has become one of the most popular features of the Xtremepush engagement and analytics platform, said the firm’s CEO Tommy Kearns. Kearns was speaking to SBC News following last month’s SBC Awards, where Xtremepush won the award for best Marketing & Services Provider of the Year (pictured). It currently works with industry leaders such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, 888 Holdings, Parimatch, Rush Street Interactive, Fortuna Entertainment Group, Funstage and SportPesa as well as a host of emerging brands. The journey builder is one of the many features included in the Xtremepush platform.“It’s a pretty sophisticated piece of software whilst being very marketer-friendly at the same time,” said Kearns. “Our clients are having a lot of success with it, automating campaigns which serve a variety of use cases; encouraging more deposits and first bets, stimulating in-play bets during live sporting events and even reducing churn.” He added: “Automated customer journeys, powered by intelligent delivery, are driving results at speed and scale for the marketing professionals. It’s freeing them up to focus on more creative tasks like campaign ideas and messaging.”We asked Kearns to outline some of the key components to making multichannel player journeys successful. Here is what he had to say:Single Customer ViewHaving a single customer view (SVC) is undeniably the most desirable capability right now for sportsbooks. Having a granular understanding of your customers’ behaviour and interactions gives you a huge range of potential engagement opportunities. We actually unify all of the different data sources, making it readily available for activation during automated campaigns.Our clients’ most valuable players are the ones who are active on both the mobile app and website betting platforms. For them, it’s essential that they are able to provide a consistent experience as players move between devices. The SCV makes this possible.Ultimately, the more you know about your players the more bets you can suggest to them. And of course, you become so much more accurate in your ability to predict markets they will be interested in. At the same time, you also want to be able to layer in data on the likelihood of burnout too, and in this instance, you need the ability to temporarily exclude these players from the workflow.Adaptive Approach to SegmentationThe traditional segmentation approach, based exclusively on socio-demographic attributes (age, location etc), is no longer effective. The leading sportsbooks are adopting a more nuanced model, factoring in detailed behavioural information and individual bet preferences.The result is smaller lists or micro-segments (sometimes <100) that are delivered very personalised odds and messages, which are far more likely to get conversions. As a result of this approach, you’ll also see that players often move between segments. This actually is a good thing; it means that you are engaging players based on current behaviour and providing what they are looking for right now.Real-Time Event-TriggersThese are the lifeblood of the really exciting player journeys. We’re seeing more and more of our sports betting clients taking live actions, either on one of their betting platforms (bet placed, odds viewed and so on) or during a sporting event (goal scored, half-time, red card etc), as the trigger for engagement messages. In terms of the data-processing and delivery speed, not every provider actually has the capacity to execute at the level required. We work with data-streaming services like Apache Kafka to ensure the best results for our clients.Clear GoalsEach player journey that you build should be nudging players towards a single, quantifiable goal. That might be the stimulation of an in-play bet, encouraging the first deposit or it could be an attempt to win back a lapsed player.In the case of the latter, the segment is going to be something like {no bet placed in 1 month} and the goal is simply to get them back on-site or in the app. In any case, it’s important to keep each workflow specific. And again, it highlights the importance of the SCV and the precise segmentation that it facilitates.To learn more about the player journey builder and the work Xtremepush is doing with sports betting and gaming brands, get in touch with them at [email protected] Share Related Articles StumbleUpon SBC Webinars presents Xtremepush – Taming Strange Animals… Profiling & Engaging U.S. Sports Consumers April 2, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Amara Konneh Calls for More Resources for Ebola

first_imgLiberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara M. Konneh and delegation have concluded  constructive country-level discussions with the officials of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners, aimed at mobilizing support for the government’s fight against the  Ebola epidemic.In conversations with the World Bank, Konneh requested that the institution and other development partners use their convening powers to assist Liberia in raising additional resources to fight Ebola and also to support the country’s economic recovery plan.For more than a week, Minister Konneh and his  delegation, including Central Bank Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones, the president of the Liberia Bank for Investment and Development (LBDI, John B. S. Davies III, Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood, amongst others, have been in Washington DC working to make Liberia’s case for more support to be provided expeditiously to stop the killer virus and its destructive impacts on the nation.The delegation articulated clearly that Liberia was looking for new avenues of support to fight Ebola and deal with probable associated economic and social issues. The Liberian Team requested bilateral and multilateral partners to not re-program existing commitments but rather provide injection of new funds.Minister Konneh said the discussions were fruitful and Liberia was able to make a strong case for the World Bank to provide additional assistance following the provision of US$52 million of crisis funds last month.“We are aiming to raise around $50 million dollars as direct support and we hope our key projects will be accelerated, including work on the Redlight to Gbarnga road, and feasibility studies on the Ganta to Tappita road.”Minister Konneh also met with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Raj Shah, who assured him that every support will be provided to help stop the transmission of Ebola.Discussions were also held with the Millennium Challenge Corporation over a possible funding window that could be harnessed to accelerate Liberia’s economic stabilization and recovery.Discussions with the IMF focused on additional support beyond the recent US$48 million dollars under the Extended Credit Facility program to be channeled through the Central Bank of Liberia.Representations were also made for additional commitments under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF).The Managing Director of the IMF, Madam Christine Lagarde, suggested to her colleagues that there is a need for more budgetary support for Liberia as short-term spending is critical during these difficult times.In the United States, Minister Konneh consummated a deal worth US$27 million dollars with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the rehabilitation of the Roberts International Airport runway. EIB also expressed willingness to work together on future pipeline projects.In meeting with the Swedish International Development Office, Minister Konneh pleaded with the Swedes to increase their support to Liberia, beyond the US $10 million dollars committed through International Non-Governmental Organizations.In a related development, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide an immediate injection of roughly US$15 million to the banking sector for trade financing.The IFC is also actively exploring ways to provide financing to small businesses, particularly in the Agriculture sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gowalla Offers Trips & Travel Guides with USA TODAY

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Location#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Location-based service Gowalla announced this week that it has struck up a partnership with national newspaper USA TODAY to offer special content for the summer travel season. According to Gowalla community manager Jonathon Carroll’s blog post on the partnership, the deal will offer Gowalla users select content when they check in to more than 40 of the busiest airports in the country. What happens is this – when you check in at one of these airports, the app will ask if you want to follow USA TODAY on Gowalla. If you do, you’ll get a “Jet Setter” pin for your Gowalla passport and access to airline and air travel news, trips (which consist of a number of recommended check-in locations to visit in the city you’re checked in to), and airport guides, which “let travelers know the cheapest place to park, the quickest way to get through security, the best options for dining and shopping, real-time flight information and more.” Once you’ve followed the USA TODAY account on Gowalla, any subsequent check-in at a selected airport will allow you to access this content. The partnership does something we don’t think we’ve seen much of before in the LBS sphere – it offers content that directly relates to the activity and reason for checking in to the location you’re checking in to. You’re at an airport, so you must be traveling and you obviously would be interested in information such as flight times or a guide for the airport you’re at. It’s precisely the type of catering of information that Robert Scoble argued for when he discussed the failures of LBS apps like Gowalla, Foursquare and others. Rather than simply offering users restaurant reviews from a local paper every time they check in somewhere, this new deal takes into account where the user is checking in and offers content based on that. While it is currently limited to a select number of airports across the country, we think it is an important step in the right direction. As Scoble argued, though, the real next step is for applications like Gowalla to recognize that when you check in to a car wash, the coffee shop two blocks away and the nearest public bathrooms should be suggested, not the lamp store across the street. mike melansoncenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Choosing a Base Temperature for Degree Days

first_imgDegree days are a combination of time and temperature. We looked at their uses and where they come from in Part 1 of this series, and now it’s time to go a little deeper.The temperature enters as a temperature difference, ΔT (delta T), but it’s not the ΔT between inside and outside of the building. It’s the difference between the outdoor temperature and the base temperature. But what is this thing called base temperature?Base temperature definedLet’s start with the most general definition. The base temperature is the outdoor temperature that separates when the building needs heating or cooling from when it doesn’t. If the outdoor temperature is higher than the base temperature, the building’s heating system shouldn’t have to operate to maintain the desired indoor temperature. If the outdoor temperature is at or below the base temperature, the building needs heat. RELATED ARTICLESCalculating Heating Degree DaysAll About Climate ZonesHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 1How to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 2Energy Modeling Isn’t Very AccurateWhich Building Energy Statistics Make the Most Sense? Q&A: How do deviations in average winter temperature affect energy consumption? That’s pretty straightforward. The base temperature is a balance point and has a nice, clear, conceptual meaning. It just doesn’t correspond to an exact, constant number, which is how it’s usually presented.Factors that affect base temperatureI used 65°F as the base temperature in the previous article, but let’s examine that choice. Why is it the baseline most often used in the U.S. for heating degree days? According to the definition above, that would be the threshold at which you need to start adding heat to keep the building at a setpoint of about 68°F. (More on that discrepancy between base temperature and setpoint below.)But in what building? With what kind of air and thermal control layers? How well is it shielded from changes in the outdoor environment? 65°F is probably about right for a building with a relatively weak level of air sealing and insulation. Maybe. Even a leaky, poorly insulated building won’t need heating at 65°F if it’s got a lot of internal heating loads (e.g., people or appliances). And a Passivhaus building may be fine with just the internal loads down into the 30s or 40s Fahrenheit, perhaps even lower.Here are a few of the factors that affect what the actual base temperature will be:Indoor temperature. The warmer you keep it inside, the higher the base temperature will be.Internal heat gains. Lights, appliances, and people add heat to the inside of the building. The more they add, the less your heating system needs to supply in winter and the lower the actual base temperature.Rate of heat loss or gain. A building that loses heat faster in winter will have a higher base temperature than one that holds onto the heat.Season. Solar gains change throughout the year. Wind patterns change. How a building is used changes. Indoor setpoints change, too, because of the effects above but also because of varying mean radiant temperature. (Naked people need building science, you know.)One interesting relationship came up when my colleagure Jeffrey Sauls and I were discussing this topic. When you make a building enclosure more energy-efficient with better insulation and air sealing, you reduce the heating base temperature. Jeffrey pointed out, however, that if you make the building more energy-efficient by using more efficient lights and appliances, the heating base temperature goes up because the heating system has to do more of the work. If you do it right, the building enclosure improvements trump the light and appliance improvements by a lot.We should probably be talking about two different base temperatures: actual and standard. The actual base temperature is the one defined above. The standard base temperature is the one commonly used, and it’s not the same everywhere. In the U.S., we mostly use 65°F for heating degree days. In the U.K., 15.5°C (60°F) is the standard base temperature.Difference between base and indoor temperaturesI was a little confused when I first started thinking about degree days. As I showed in my previous article on the topic, you can put DD right into the heat flow equation (Q = U x A x ΔT), but in that equation, ΔT is the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors. The ΔT used in degree days is the temperature difference between outdoors and the base temperature.In the U.S., we use 65°F as our base temperature, but we typically keep the indoor temperature at 70°F. Why don’t we account for the other 5 degrees when we use degree days in the calculation?The answer goes back to the definition of base temperature. Recall, it’s the balance point between needing the heating or cooling system to operate or not. If the temperature in heating season is above the base temperature but below the setpoint, the house is still losing heat through the building enclosure. It just doesn’t need the heating system to make up for the heat loss because the internal gains (lights, appliances, and people) add enough heat to keep the house comfortable.So, there is indeed a discrepancy between the two calculations. Using degree days, you get the amount of heat the heating system needs to add. Using ΔT as the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors, you get the amount of heat loss through the building enclosure, which is made up by both the heating system and the internal gains.What are you using degree days for?Despite these problems, having a uniform baseline is still good for some things. Being able to compare one climate to another is the main one. Since I know both numbers use the same baseline of 65°F, I can tell right away that the 14,000 HDD of Fairbanks, Alaska, is much too cold a place for me. Give me Atlanta’s 3000 HDD… with a few excursions to the 7,000 to 9,000 HDD skiing climates!If you’re doing calculations with degree days to determine the effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures, it’s probably worthwhile to, you need to choose a baseline appropriate to the building. Energy Lens, a U.K. firm that makes energy management software, has a great article about the intricacies of degree days. They also have one of the best sites for finding degree days for a lot of locations. It’s called, and it allows you to generate degree days for whatever baseline you want to use.Resolving the base temperature problemAs I mentioned in the previous section, if you’re using degree days to compare climates, you don’t need to do anything except make sure the numbers you’re using all have the same base temperature. If you’re doing degree day calculations, you want to use a base temperature as close to the actual base temperature as possible. With data loggers or even just paying a little bit of attention to when the heating and cooling system come on, you can do better than using the standard base temperatures.The more important thing, though, is to keep in mind that you’re not getting results to nearest BTU. Degree day calculations won’t give you results to the nearest 100 BTU and probably not even to the nearest 1,000 BTU no matter how good a job you do choosing the base temperature. It’s an approximate calculation, and it’s the relative changes that matter more than the numbers of British Thermal Units.That doesn’t mean it’s not useful and can’t be immensely helpful. It just means you need to keep it in perspective and understand the limits. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Here’s What We Think The Big 12 Divisions Would Look Like

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.Earlier today, the Big 12 announced that it had unanimously approved the re-institution of a conference championship game in 2017.The league also announced that it would likely split into a pair of five-team divisions, which drew a slew of outside criticism. What’s the point of divisions if doing round-robin? The Big 12 is clueless— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown96) June 3, 2016We decided to try and figure out how those divisions might look when they are formed. Here’s what we came up with:NorthOklahoma Oklahoma State Kansas Kansas State West VirginiaSouthTexas Texas Tech Baylor TCU Iowa StateLet’s take a look at how we arrived at these splits. First, Oklahoma and Texas will definitely be split up. Texas will likely want to be in a division with the other Texas schools, and it makes geographical sense. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State fighting it out for North supremacy and a spot in the title game makes things interesting. The Kansas schools then get grouped in with the two Oklahoma programs. Iowa State makes zero sense in the South, but neither does Missouri in the SEC East. Additionally, we had to beef up the North a little bit, so we gave them West Virginia, a better program than the Cyclones. Do these divisions make sense, or should we have switched some things around? How would you have done them?last_img read more

welcoming new beginnings

first_imgMax Fashion with an endeavour to brighten up Durga Pujo for underprivileged, aims to donate new clothes to 5000+ children from different NGOs. With regards to this initiative, ‘The Wall of Kindness’ will be inaugurated on the day of Mahalaya, for which the announcement was made recently. The wall will display clothes before being handed over to the kids. On the occasion, Max Fashion also unveiled its Pujo Collection ‘Sinduri’ – a collection inspired by festive shades of vermillion, mustards and ivory to celebrate supreme power and welcome new beginnings. Present at the event were actor Rajatava Dutta; Rajib Mukherjee, AVP Operations East and Central India, Max; and Piyush Morjaria, AVP Brand Experience Marketing, Max, along with the underprivileged children of Bengal.last_img read more

French president says China will buy 184 Airbus jets

first_imgBEIJING, China – China plans to buy 184 Airbus A320 jetliners, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, in a diplomatic tradition aimed at defusing trade complaints.Chinese President Xi Jinping said his government “will preserve parity” in market share between Airbus and its U.S. rival, Boeing, said Macron at a news conference.China often times announcements of purchases of aircraft and other big-ticket items to coincide with visits by foreign leaders in an effort to defuse trade tensions.Macron said details have yet to be completed and he gave no financial figures. At the list price for A320s, the order could total $18 billion, but large buyers often get deep discounts.“China will preserve its volume of purchases in the future and will preserve parity in market share between Airbus and Boeing,” Macron said.last_img read more

Kenney says Legault has shaky grasp of history when it comes to

first_imgThe Canadian Press QUEBEC — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shot back at his Quebec counterpart Monday, saying Francois Legault does not understand the history of equalization.On Sunday, Legault defended equalization against criticism from Alberta, saying the program was part of the “original deal” when Quebec entered Confederation in 1867.Kenney pointed out that the first equalization system was introduced in 1957, and the principle of equalization was included in the Constitution in 1982. Legault had said Quebec, which received $13.1 billion in equalization payments in 2019, has a right to equalization, and no province can unilaterally change the formula under which Ottawa distributes the money.He acknowledged that other premiers, whose provinces are running budget deficits, expressed unhappiness at last month’s premiers’ conference in Saskatoon.“There is something I don’t like,” Legault said. “There are premiers of rich provinces who look at Quebec and say: ‘We are sending you a big cheque. We’d rather keep the money here.’ ”In a Facebook post Monday, Kenney corrected Legault on his history and took him to task for opposing new pipelines while his province benefits from Alberta’s oil and gas wealth.“If Ottawa and other provinces want to benefit from Alberta’s resources, then they must not oppose the transport and sale of those resources,” he wrote.last_img read more

34 children died in Indian relief camps since September

first_imgNEW DELHI – At least 34 children aged below 12 died in relief camps in India’s Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts between September 7 and December 20, according to a report by a government appointed committee formed on December 13 to verify reports of deaths among children in camps.“Children have died of pneumonia, not of cold,” the principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh state, Anil Gupta, said on Friday while commenting on relief camp deaths.Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs, usually caused by bacterial or viral infection, which primarily affects the microscopic air sacs.Noting the commitee’s conclusion that the majority of child deaths had occurred outside relief camps, Gupta said, “about ten to twelve children below the age of fifteen died in the relief camps and four kids succumbed to pneumonia.” Gupta denied that there had been medical negligence on the part of doctors at relief camps as serious cases were referred to Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) and district hospitals.Initially the state government had denied outright any deaths at Muzaffarnagar camps, even submitting an affidavit before the Supreme Court with similar claims.The Hindu-Muslim clashes in northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh which broke out on September 7 claimed 65 lives. It left 85 others wounded and rendered 51,000 people, mostly Muslims, homeless.Nearly 5,000 people are still holed up at five relief camps in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, with almost 2,000 in Loi relief camp alone. Around 2,000 others are in Malakpur.last_img read more

Video Ronaldo breaks silence on losing out in FIFA awards

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on FIFA’s The Best awards that saw him lose out to both Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah respectivelyThe Juventus star was left empty-handed as his former Real Madrid teammate Modric claimed FIFA Player of the Year award.This came despite the fact that it had been Ronaldo who inspired Los Blancos to a third successive Champions League triumph last season with an impressive 15 goals.Meanwhile, the Portuguese superstar’s spectacular overhead kick against Juventus in last term’s Champions League quarter-finals was also overlooked for FIFA’s Puskas award in favour of Salah’s strike against Everton in the Premier League.However, Ronaldo instead showed respect and congratulated the pair on their achievements.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Although he put in a reminder of what he has accomplished himself.“I congratulate him [Modric], sometimes it’s like that, you win and lose. I’m happy with what I’m doing, I’m at the same level for the last 15 years,” he said in an Instagram Live video.“His [Salah] is definitely a well-deserved award, it was a nice goal, but my overhead kick against Juventus in the Champions League was better. That’s okay though, I already have that prize at home.”Ronaldo will likely line-up for Juventus today ahead of their showdown with title rivals Napoli at Turin at 18:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Sinclair wants to shine again for Celtic

first_imgThe Hoops attacker used to be an award-winning footballer and had a difficult 12-month run in terms of personal formScott Sinclair’s name was once a very respected name in the Scottish Premier League club Celtic.But he had a difficult 12 months run that ended up costing him his personal form.Now he wants to climb back to the top.“When I go out there, I still believe in myself 100 percent. I know the goals will come and I’ll be back on top form again,” he told The Telegraph.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Maybe opposition teams were also trying to man-mark or double-team me in certain games.”“They’re trying to stop me dribbling and scoring goals, but it’s up to me to come up with different ways and find solutions,” he added.“I like when people doubt me, that drives me on.”“As a footballer, you’re always going to get that, but the quality I showed a couple of seasons ago was proof of what I can do. It’s just about getting back up to that same level again,” he concluded.last_img read more

Cardinals Rout Florida State Clinch ACC Atlantic Division

first_img Video Highlights LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the fourth time in five seasons, the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team is the ACC Atlantic Division champion after a 14-1 victory over No. 17 Florida State on Thursday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Detmers followed with a second scoreless frame and the Cardinals went back to work at the plate. Louisville pushed a pair of runs across on RBIs from Jake Snider and Wyatt, and Binelas homered for the second time in as many innings, a three-run shot that pushed the advantage to 9-0. Louisville (42-12, 20-8 ACC) reached double figures for the 20th time on the year, scoring the 14 runs on 17 hits. The victory was the largest for the Cardinals in 35 all-time games against Florida State. Glenn Albanese pitched a pair of innings in relief for the Cardinals, while Carter Lohman retired all three batters he faced in a scoreless ninth. Story Links Preview ACC Network Extra The Cardinals have captured the Atlantic Division crown in four of the five seasons since joining the league, winning previously in 2015, 2016 and 2017. UofL has brought home regular season hardware nine times in head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13 seasons. UofL opened the game in near-perfect fashion, with Reid Detmers striking out the side in the top of the first and the Cardinals plating four runs in the bottom half. The Cardinals cruised from there as Detmers (11-2) tossed six shutout innings, striking out 11. The sophomore has now struck out double digits in eight of his 13 starts and moved to second on Louisville’s single-season list with 138 on the year. The Chatham, Illinois, native now trails only Brendan McKay, who struck out 146 in 2017. Detmers is also just the eighth pitcher in Louisville history to reach 11 wins in a season. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score Next Game: Florida State 5/17/2019 | 6:00 PM Live Stats The long ball was the theme of the night early for Louisville, as Logan Wyatt and Alex Binelas went back-to-back in the first and Zach Britton made it a trio of homers in the inning two batters later. It was the first time the Cardinals had hit three home runs in one inning since Justin McClanahan, Chris Dominguez and Andrew Clark went back-to-back-to-back against Ohio State on April 16, 2008. Wyatt was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, reaching base five times with three RBIs and two runs scored. Binelas drove in five on the night, while Lucas Dunn and Henry Davis each finished with a pair of hits. Video: Reid Detmers Postgame Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Later in the frame, Drew Campbell doubled into the left-centerfield gap to plate two more to give the Cardinals seven runs in the inning and an 11-0 edge after two. Photo Gallery Louisville tacked on single runs in the third, seventh and eighth, while Florida State (34-19, 16-12) got its only run in the eighth inning. Louisville and Florida State will continue to series with game two on Friday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more