Experts warn of sharp fall in house prices

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID renter FAQs answered!01:46 MORE: 28-year-old buys house sight unseen, again “Nevertheless, we believe house prices will face downward pressure nationwide, as supportive factors will be outweighed by the impact of the change in net immigration, along with high unemployment and general economic uncertainty.”“Indeed, risks to our forecast for house prices are skewed to the downside, and price falls could exceed 10 per cent if our assumptions about the path of the pandemic prove to be overly optimistic.”The comments came after Fitch modelled the risk to house prices associated with the impact of the pandemic for 2021. Fitch Ratings expects house prices to face downward pressure nation wide but inner Sydney and Melbourne units would be hardest hit.“Fitch estimates that immigration into Australia has added approximately 1 per cent to GDP annually over the past 10 years. An end to pandemic-related travel restrictions could result in a rapid reversion of immigration to previous trends, and we expect new permanent arrivals to remain a driver of medium-term growth.”But, it said, “we do not expect restrictions to be eased until well into 2021, and there may be public pressure on the authorities to limit immigration in the near term as long as unemployment remains high”. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37 Ugly duckling no more after massive three-year renovation Thousands of affordable homes in limbocenter_img Australia net immigration. Source: Fitch Ratings“Immigration had already been slowing prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, but has plunged since the health crisis led to strict controls on international travel,” Fitch said. “The Australian government in May predicted that immigration would fall by 15 per cent in the year to June 2020 (FY20) and by a further 85 per cent in FY21. This would represent a fall of almost 200,000 permanent arrivals in FY21 relative to FY19, and mark the lowest level of net immigration since June 1993.” Inner city units in Sydney and Melbourne were expected to be hardest hit.It estimated that around 76,000 fewer dwellings would be required as a result next year.“Assuming the natural population increase remains similar to previous years, Fitch estimates the population growth for Australia will reach just 0.7 per cent in 2020, a level not seen in the past 40 years, and down from 1.4 per cent in 2019.”Hardest hit from the fall in immigration-led housing demand would be the inner suburbs of the two major southern capitals, it said.“Price declines will vary between regions, and transactions that have collateral concentrated on inner city units in Sydney and Melbourne may be more affected,” it said. Fitch Ratings table over fallout of immigration ban on housing.Fewer adult children moving out was also hitting demand, it said.“The exceptional uncertainty related to the current recession, and its disproportionate impact on young people, is likely to reduce household formation and property demand even more.”It said some factors helped including a significant fall in housing approvals with Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing 171,000 housing approvals were granted in FY20 – way off the year to August 2016 peak of 243,000.Fitch also pointed out that monetary policy had eased, which could support house prices as well as any government policies specifically targeting support for the housing sector.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS Around 76,000 fewer dwellings were expected to be needed next year as a result of the fall in immigration. Picture: Alan BarberA ban on immigration could make the next few months a great time to buy a house, with COVID-19 sparking conditions not seen in 40 years.The COVID-19-induced ban is set to see Australia hit a giant population slump, the likes of which we have not seen in four decades, according to market experts, Fitch Ratings.The agency’s analysis predicted that Australian house prices would fall by 5 to 10 per cent in the next 12 to 18 months as a result, spared by an estimated 76,000 fewer dwellings required in 2021 because immigration will have dried up.last_img read more

Fried Rice.

first_img Share Fried RiceTraditional fried rice is actually precooked rice that is refrigerated overnight and fried the following day.This is an entirely flexible rice dish that can be prepared with precooked rice for a fast side dish, or add your choice of shrimp, chicken, tofu, egg, and/or a variety of vegetables to create a main dish.Nutrition facts * Calories141 * Total Fat (g)6 * Saturated Fat (g)1, * Cholesterol (mg)71, * Sodium (mg)418, * Carbohydrate (g)18, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)5, * Vitamin A (DV%)0, * Vitamin C (DV%)8, * Calcium (DV%)3, * Iron (DV%)5, * Starch (d.e.)1, * Vegetables (d.e.).5, * Fat (d.e.)1, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:2 eggs, beaten1 teaspoon soy sauce1 teaspoon sesame oil or vegetable oil1 clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon cooking oil1 stalks celery, thinly bias-sliced (1/2 cup)3/4 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced1 8.8-ounce pouch cooked white rice1 medium carrot, shredded1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed2 tablespoons soy sauce2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup) Tweet 19 Views   no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Fried Rice. by: – June 14, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Directions:In a small bowl combine eggs and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Set aside.Pour 1 teaspoon sesame oil into a wok or large skillet. Preheat over medium heat. Add garlic and egg mixture and stir gently to scramble. When set, remove egg mixture from the wok. Cut up any large pieces of egg mixture. Remove wok from heat.Pour 1 tablespoon cooking oil into the wok or skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Return to medium-high heat. Stir-fry celery in hot oil for 1 minute. Add mushrooms, stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender.Add cooked rice, carrot, and peas. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook and stir for 4 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Add cooked egg mixture and green onions; cook and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through.Makes 6 side dish servingsShrimp Fried Rice: Add 12 ounces peeled and deveined fully cooked shrimp when adding the rice. Makes 4 main dish servings. Per serving for shrimp and tofu viariations: 286 cal., 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 272 mg chol., 818 mg sodium, 26 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 26 g pro. Daily Values: 51% vit. A, 15% vit. C, 7% calcium, 22% iron Exchanges: 1/2 Veg., 1 1/2 Starch, 3 Very Lean Meat, 1 1/2 FatTofu Fried Rice: Add 8 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into 3/4-inch cubes when adding the rice. Makes 4 main dish servings.Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

French Open date change over virus rocks tennis

first_imgBritish doubles player Jamie Murray (left) has questioned the decision to move the French Open Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever The global tennis calendar has been thrown into further chaos after a decision by French Open organisers to postpone the Grand Slam, with players and rival tournaments critical of the apparently unilateral move. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his 12th French Open title in 2019 The event at Roland Garros, traditionally the second major of the season, was on Tuesday moved from a May 24 start date to September 20.Advertisement Organisers of the Grand Slam in New York acknowledged it might need to be moved but said they would not go it alone in a scarcely veiled dig at French chiefs.The rescheduled French Open would also clash with the start of the Asian swing and the Laver Cup team competition, due to take place in Boston from September 25 to 27.The men’s ATP tour and the women’s WTA tour are both currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.– ‘Selfish’ decisions –British doubles player Jamie Murray queried the apparent lack of coordination at the top of the game.“Strong Move by French Open/FFT to move to end of Sept,” he tweeted. “I thought the powers that be in tennis were supposed to be all about working together these days?”Canada’s Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP player council, was strongly critical of the decision.“This is such a difficult time,” he tweeted. “Everyone is being impacted by this catastrophe.“Enhancing communication & working together to find solutions should be the priority. Not going Rogue & making selfish/arrogant decisions to further impact the tour in a negative way. #RolandGarros.”Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal team up at the 2017 Laver Cup Organisers said strict confinement measures imposed by the French government to tackle COVID-19 had made it impossible to continue with preparations. FFT (French tennis federation) president Bernard Giudicelli said: “We have made a difficult yet brave decision in this unprecedented situation, which has evolved greatly since last weekend.” But the new dates mean the tournament would start just one week after the US Open, if that event remained in its original slot.center_img Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledgeThe USTA said it would not determine any new date for the US Open without consulting the other major championship organisers, the International Tennis Federation and the ATP and WTA tours.“We recognise that such a decision should not be made unilaterally,” it said in a statement.The US Open, usually the final Grand Slam on the calendar, is scheduled to run from August 31 to September 13 in Flushing Meadows, New York.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It also caught WTA chief Steve Simon by surprise, as well as former US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka.“Excusez moi???” tweeted Osaka, while Romania’s Sorana Cirstea took issue with the method of communication. “What??? Again finding out through twitter…” she wrote.The revised dates will leave players contesting a clay-court Grand Slam in the middle of the traditional hard-court season, with limited opportunities to adjust to the slower surface.Roland Garros will also now clash with a number of tournaments, including the Laver Cup, where Europe’s top players take on a World team.Roger Federer has already committed to the event and Rafael Nadal – the 12-time French Open champion – is another key figure at the tournament.“This announcement came as a surprise to us and our partners – Tennis Australia, the USTA (US Tennis Association) and the ATP,” said Laver Cup organisers.“It raises many questions and we are assessing the situation. At this time, we want our fans, sponsors, broadcasters, staff, volunteers, players and the great city of Boston to know that we intend to hold Laver Cup 2020 as currently scheduled.”last_img read more

Di Canio takes Sunderland job

first_imgSunderland have appointed Paolo Di Canio as their new coach on a two-and-a-half year deal. The former foreign secretary made the announcement on his personal website, www.davidmiliband.net. Miliband said: “I wish Sunderland AFC all success in the future. It is a great institution that does a huge amount for the North East and I wish the team very well over the next vital seven games. “However, in the light of the new manager’s past political statements, I think it right to step down.” Di Canio has admitted to having fascist leanings, telling Italian news agency ANSA in 2005: “I am a fascist, not a racist.” The Italian, who has not managed at Premier League level before, has also courted controversy most recently following his acrimonious departure from League One club Swindon in February. Despite that Sunderland chairman Ellis Short believes the former West Ham forward is the man to steer the Black Cats away from the relegation zone. “Paolo is hugely enthused by the challenge that lies ahead of him. He is passionate, driven and raring to get started,” he said in a statement on the club’s official website. “The sole focus of everyone for the next seven games will be to ensure we gain enough points to maintain our top-flight status. “I think that the chances of that are greatly increased with Paolo joining us. Our fans have shown tremendous patience and understanding this season. They have continued to back the team in huge numbers, both home and away, and that is something that continues to inspire all of us in our drive to give them the successful club they deserve. That remains our primary aim.” Di Canio will take charge from Monday after travelling to the north east on Sunday for talks. The 44-year-old Italian replaces Martin O’Neill who was sacked following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester United, which left the club a single point above the relegation zone. As a result of the appointment, former MP David Miliband resigned from his role as vice-chairman and non-executive director of Sunderland due to Di Canio’s “past political statements”. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Aleta Looker sets EMITL 800m record

first_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 ORONO — The Karate Kid came through for Ellsworth Eagle junior Aleta Looker at Saturday night’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League competition.Looker, who watched the 1984 martial arts classic for motivation that morning, said with a grin before the meet began that she was going to take her best shot at the EMITL girls’ 800-meter run record.And her best shot was more than good enough.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textShe blazed around the University of Maine fieldhouse track in 2 minutes and 17.31 seconds, slashing more than a second off the previous record set by Oriana Farley of the Hampden Broncos in 2003.A bit later, after receiving accolades from her coaches, teammates and friends, Looker took to the track again.This time, she bested sophomore Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans by more than 23 seconds with a time of 12:37.23 in the two-mile run.Hancock County boys and girls took top honors in six other events at the competition, the final regular season meet before the EMITL championship meet scheduled for this coming Saturday at 2 p.m.The Hermon Hawks took top honors in the girls’ seven-team meet with 124 points. Brewer was a close second with 116 points, followed by Ellsworth 50, MDI 40, Foxcroft Academy 37, Bucksport Golden Bucks 28 and Sumner Tigers 3.The Ellsworth foursome of sophomores Mariah Brown and Haley Lawrence and freshmen Kira Kennedy and Julia Zavaleta was first in the four-by-880-yard relay in 11:41.95.MDI’s Driscoll placed first in the mile run with a time of 5:54.33.Senior Lisa Tapley of Bucksport was first in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4 feet, 6 inches.Other girls who scored:55-meter hurdles – Sydnie Howard of Bucksport, fourth in 11.16 seconds.55-meter dash – Britney Eberhardt of Bucksport, fifth in 8.23 seconds.Mile run – Lawrence of Ellsworth, second in 6:00.70; Natalie Coleman of Bucksport, third in 6:01.10.400-meter run – Kayla Ray of MDI, fifth in 1:06.04; Chelsea Alley of Sumner, sixth in 1:11.65.800-meter run – Coleman of Bucksport, fourth in 2:47.28.200-meter run – Eberhardt of Bucksport, sixth in 30.87 seconds.Shot put – Madeline Cook of MDI, second at 29 feet, 10.25 inches; Tori Huntley of Ellsworth, third at 29 feet, 5.25 inches; Elizabeth Perry of Ellsworth, fourth at 28 feet, 4.75 inches; Kelsey Leighton of Ellsworth, fifth at 27 feet, 11 inches.Long jump – Emma Fernald of MDI, fourth at 13 feet, 1 inch.Triple jump – Fernald of MDI, second at 30 feet.In the seven-team boys’ meet, the Brewer Witches were first with 123 points, followed by MDI 101, Foxcroft Academy 70, Hermon 42, Sumner 40, Ellsworth 40 and Bucksport 14.Ellsworth junior Dan Curts placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.99.Senior Trevor Alley of MDI had a winning throw of 46 feet, 9.5 inches in the shot put.The MDI foursome of sophomores Jordan Harris, Aidan Robichaud-Ward and Ralph Magnani and senior Max Mason placed first in the four-by-880-yard relay in 9:11.47.Other boys who scored:Four-by-880-yard relay – Derek Hawes, Adam Hitchcock, Conrad Svec and Nate Rockwood of Ellsworth, fourth in 10:05.05; freshman Skyler Fraga, senior Dylan Hall, junior Robin Doyle and sophomore Taylor Soferes of Bucksport, fifth in 10:07.75; and seniors Jason Smith and Braden Wentworth, junior Patrik Orcutt and freshman Ian LaRiviere of Sumner, sixth in 10:37.22.55-meter hurdles – Matt Hanna of MDI, second in 8.91 seconds; Christian Kimball of Sumner, third in 10.46; Alec Bisson of Sumner, fourth in 10.67.55-meter dash – Baramee Janla of Sumner, second in 6.98 seconds; Brandon Murphy of MDI, fourth in 7:03.Mile run – Robichaud-Ward of MDI, second in 4:52.48; Frank King of Ellsworth, fourth in 4:58.28; Robert Looker of Ellsworth, fifth in 4:59.03; Harris of MDI, sixth in 5:00.66.400-meter run – Eric Davis of Bucksport, second in 54.37 seconds; Will Richard of MDI, third in 55.96; Brandon Wade of Sumner, fourth in 56.28; Zac Wells of Sumner, fifth in 56.83; Magnani of MDI, sixth in 58.45.800-meter run – Looker of Ellsworth, second in 2;13.69; Mason of MDI, third in 2:14.68; Doyle of Bucksport, fifth in 2:20.41.200-meter run – Murphy of MDI, second in 24.08 seconds; Hanna of MDI, sixth in 25.25.Two-mile run – Robichaud-Ward of MDI, second in 10:57.90; Dylan Harris of MDI, third in 11:21.47; Fraga of Bucksport, fifth in 11:30.67.Four-by-220-yard relay – Murphy, Mason, Magnani and Richard of MDI, second in 1:39.83; Janla, Samuel Barnes, Wells and Kyle Jordan of Sumner, third in 1:40.27.Shot put – Dan Cox of Ellsworth, third at 43 feet, 9.25 inches; Chapin McFarland of MDI, fourth at 43 feet, 9 inches; Ezra Hallett of MDI, fifth at 42 feet, 8 inches.Long jump – Brandon St. Germain of Ellsworth, third at 18 feet, 4.25 inches; Janla of Sumner, sixth at 17 feet, 6.5 inches.Triple jump – Wade of Sumner, fourth at 37 feet, 3 inches.High jump – Richard of MDI, third at 5 feet, 8 inches; Jordan of Sumner, fourth at 5 feet, 6 inches.Pole vault – Jordan Harris of MDI, fourth at 10 feet, 6 inches.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Badgers, Werwie off to strong start

first_imgIn transitioning between the fall and spring season, the UW women’s golf team has found a way to maintain its consistency. The spring season got off to a strong start with its win at the BYU Entrada Classic, making it the second win this season and sixth victory in school history.“In the fall, one of our strengths was that we were fairly consistent and we had decent depth, and I have seen the same things show to be true so far this spring. Our strength is really truly in our consistency and our depth. We tend to drive the ball very accurately, keep the ball in play and are a pretty steady golf team most of the time we are out there,” head coach Todd Oehrlein said.In the BYU Classic, the Badgers were led by redshirt freshman Alexis Nelson, also seeing strong performances by Kris Yoo, Lindsay Danielson, Alyssa Elliot and senior Carly Werwie to push them past Oklahoma State by five strokes for the win.“I thought I played well; I just had five bad holes the whole tournament that really hurt me. Other than that, I thought I hit the ball really well, and I thought I gave myself really good opportunities to put some low numbers out there. I feel good going into these last couple of tournaments,” Werwie said.Beyond BYU, Oehrlein has been impressed with the team’s nine tournament rounds of play.“I’m happy with where we are at given the time of year, but none of that is going to mean anything if we don’t continue to improve, continue to make it better from this point forward, and that has to be our focus,” Oehrlein said.Although a great start for the team, the girls and coaches are looking forward to the next round of tournament play at the Indiana Invitational starting April 4. The team is banking on continuing its strong play and hard efforts to improve on its early-season play.“The BYU tournament was an excellent event for us, good competition, good tournament, good field and I was really proud of how we played, but that one is done now, and we kind of just have to move past it and get ourselves ready for the next tournament, ” Oehrlein said.Despite what the Midwestern weather can bring, Werwie feels the mindset of the team is really good going into the final stretch of the spring season and has full confidence in the team to pull out another victory at Indiana.“I would say we are fully capable of winning this tournament. It’s a tough course, but I think we see the potential that we have, and we are really excited that it is all starting to click for us,” Werwie said.Werwie providing veteran leadershipThe Badgers are continuing to work towards building a championship caliber level team around young talent.This year’s squad has only one senior in Werwie, signaling the vast potential the program has moving forward.“We have a neat group in that I think we have a whole team full of players that are very committed, very dedicated and are all on the same page. Right now, having everybody on the same page with the same goals, has really made a big difference,” Oehrlein said.Werwie has proven to be a valuable asset to the team given her insight into the game.“Carly has been a great all around kid for us; she has been a great role model and has just been really helpful to all the younger kids,” Elliot said. “She has worked really hard to get where she is; she is very competitive, and that’s great for the younger kids to see, and she puts a lot of time and effort into everything she has done. We hope to bring in more players like that, that have that competitive drive.”Despite her senior standing, Werwie admits to feeling no extra pressure of being the senior of the team. She feels she is surrounded by a great group of leaders regardless.“We get along really well, and it makes it fun; it’s not stressful,” she said.After building a fun yet competitive environment, the Badgers look forward to continued success throughout the rest of the season and into the future.“We have a ways to go yet, and I am proud of the way they are working, I am proud of their approach right now. Their practices are productive; they have purpose. It is nice to see progress, but there is a lot of season left,” Oehrlein said.last_img read more

Brume, Amusan Storm Lausanne for IAAF Diamond League Debut

first_imgAfrica’s top ranked long jumper, Ese Brume and Nigeria’s second fastest sprint hurdler of all time, Tobiloba Amusan will make their debut in the money-spinning International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meet tomorrow in Lausanne, Switzerland.Brume, the reigning Commonwealth Games long jump champion, long predicted to succeed Blessing Okagbare as the new queen of the horizontal jump is gradually but slowly fulfilling expectations as she out-jumped Okagbare last year (6.83m to 6.73m) and has been the top-ranked African in the event so far this year with 6.64m which she jumped in Denizli, Turkey last May.The Delta State-born athlete will compete against USA’s Bartoletta Tianna, one of only three athletes who have hit the 7m mark and more this year and Serbia’s Spanovic Ivana who both out-jumped the Nigerian last year at the Rio Olympics.Also confirmed to battle Brume for the eight points and $10,000 prize on offer for winners are Great Britain’s Ugen Lorraine and Klishina Darya of Russia who both finished below the Nigerian in the final in Rio. Also making her debut is Amusan, the reigning African 100m hurdles queen who raced into history books last month in Eugene, Oregon, USA where her 12.57 finish not only landed her the NCAA title but also made her Nigeria’s second fastest woman over the distance behind GloryAlozie whose 12.44 seconds run in 1998 still remains Nigeria and Africa’s best time in the event.Amusan, ranked the fifth fastest woman in the event so far this year have a huge hurdle to scale if she wants to make a winning start to her campaign in the Diamond League.The University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) undergraduate student will have to out-run the world leader in the event this year at 12.47 seconds, USA’s Jasmin Towers, the second fastest woman at 12.52, Nia Ali also of the USA as well as Britain’s Tiffany Porter, the daughter of former Nigeria international sprinter, Edward Ofilli who won the 200m gold at the inaugural edition of the African Championships in 1979.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 10 lineup advice, matchups, DFS picks

first_imgGiants (at NYJ, $2,800 on DraftKings, $4,500 on FanDuel), Jets (vs. NYG, $2,700 on DraftKings, $3,900 on FanDuel)Fantasy Football Week 10 Sit ‘Em: DefensesWeaker startsBears (vs. DET), Cowboys (vs. MIN), Vikings (at DAL), Steelers (vs. LAR), Lions (at CHI), Panthers (at GB), Chiefs (at TEN) WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Week 10 Start ‘Em: QuarterbacksRegular startsLamar Jackson, Ravens (at CIN), Drew Brees, Saints (vs. ATL), Russell Wilson, Seahawks (at SF), Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. GB), Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (at TEN)Stronger startsJameis Winston, Buccaneers (vs. ARI). He’s sizzling again, and the matchup is fantastic at home for him and his wideouts.Kyler Murray, Cardinals (at TB). Murray will have fun on the other side of the shootout against the Buccaneers’ equally weak pass defense.Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. MIN). Dak did devastating damage against the Giants, and the Vikings’ pass defense isn’t scary anymore.Matt Ryan, Falcons (at NO). He may have some turnovers, too, but Atlanta won’t be able to run here and he’ll be throwing a lot to get back to three hundy with multiple garbage scores.Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (vs. SEA). He’s on fire with Manny, and Monday he should do work on the Seahawks’ weak pass rush and coverage.DFS bargainsJacoby Brissett or Brian Hoyer, Colts (vs. MIA, $6,000 on DraftKings, $7,600 on FanDuel, or $5,900 on DraftKings, $7,100 on FanDuel). The matchup is great and this is a “pass-to-score” team. Either Indy QB will do nicely with a floor of likely 250 yards and two TDs.Daniel Jones, Giants (at NYJ, $5,700 on DraftKings, $7,400 on FanDuel). For a few Danny Dimes less, you can get access to the better young New York NFL QB in a very friendly matchup in a “home away” game.Deep streamersRyan Tannehill, Titans (vs. KC), Sam Darnold, Jets (vs. NYG)WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFantasy Football Week 10 Sit ‘Em: QuarterbacksWeaker startsKirk Cousins, Vikings (at DAL). This totally feels like an uncomfortable big game for him on the road against a good defense.Jared Goff, Rams (at PIT). He’s a shaky play here against a good pass rush and secondary on the road without Brandin Cooks (concussion).Josh Allen, Bills (at CLE). He’s getting OK digits, but it hasn’t been pretty and can turn uglier here on the road.Deep trapsRyan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (at IND), Mitchell Trubisky, Bears (vs. DET)WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPFantasy Football Week 10 Start ‘Em: Running backsRegular startsSaquon Barkley, Giants (at NYJ), Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (at GB), Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (vs. MIN), Dalvin Cook, Vikings (at DAL), Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. ATL),  Nick Chubb, Browns (vs. BUF), Le’Veon Bell, Jets (vs. NYJ), Derrick Henry, Titans (vs. KC), Marlon Mack, Colts (vs. MIA), Mark Ingram, Ravens (at CIN), Chris Carson, Seahawks (at SF), Josh Jacobs, Raiders (vs. LAC), Aaron Jones, Packers (vs. CAR), Todd Gurley, Rams (at PIT), David Johnson, Cardinals (at TB)Stronger startsDavid Montgomery, Bears (vs. DET). The Lions are terrible at defending backs, and the Bears should feed their rookie beast often.Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida, 49ers (vs. SEA). You gotta take a shot with both in their excellent rushing offense even in a semi-tough spot.Damien Williams, Chiefs (at TEN). He’s the man again as the hot hand, and the Titans’ defense has gotten weaker.Jaylen Samuels, Steelers (vs. LAR). You keep rolling with him with James Conner and Benny Snell down.Latavius Murray, Saints (vs. ATL). He can clean up well in a lesser role behind Alvin Kamara in this spot.Jamaal Williams, Packers (vs. CAR). All he does is do work in the offense behind Aaron Jones.DFS bargainsDevin Singletary, Bills (at CLE, $5,000 on DraftKings, $6,700 on FanDuel). Take advantage of this cheap new feature back when you can in a fine spot, even on the road.Ronald Jones, Buccaneers (vs. ARI, $4,300 on DraftKings, $6,300 on FanDuel). He’s starting, and there’s nothing special about the Cardinals’ run defense. He can get around 80 yards and a score at this price.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderFantasy Football Week 10 Sit ‘Em: Running backsWeaker startsJoe Mixon, Bengals (vs. BAL). The bye won’t help Mixon much because the line isn’t better and the QB is worse.Devonta Freeman, Falcons (at NO). The Saints are truly nasty against the run, and he won’t make up for it in the passing game.Kenyan Drake, Cardinals (at TB). David Johnson is expected to be back and get most of the work here, and the matchup isn’t pleasant.LeSean McCoy, Chiefs (at TEN). This venerable veteran has faded hard.Frank Gore, Bills (at CLE). This venerable veteran has faded hard.Kalen Ballage, Dolphins (at IND). There’s no Mark Walton, but you can’t trust him on the road against a sound front seven.All Lions (at CHI). They have a half-chance to score from here this week, but not one you should reach to take.Fantasy Football Week 10 Start ‘Em: Wide receiversRegular startsJulio Jones, Falcons (at NO), Michael Thomas, Saints (vs ATL), Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (vs. ARI), Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (at TEN), Kenny Golladay, Lions (at CHI), Amari Cooper, Cowboys (vs. MIN), Odell Beckham Jr., Browns (vs. BUF), Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at SF), Cooper Kupp, Rams (at PIT), Keenan Allen, Chargers (at OAK), Davante Adams, Packers (vs. CAR), Stefon Diggs, Vikings (at DAL), Allen Robinson, Bears (vs. DET) Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers (vs. SEA), D.J. Moore, Panthers (at GB)Stronger startsMichael Gallup, Cowboys (vs. MIN). The Vikings’ cornerbacks are overrated, and he can have more fun opposite Amari Cooper.Calvin Ridley, Falcons (vs. NO). His ability to move into the slot now will help get him free away from Julio.Golden Tate, Giants (at NYJ). He underwhelmed against the Cowboys, but he can smash in the slot here.Marquise Brown, Ravens (at CIN). The excellent running game should set him up for a scoring deep shot against a bad secondary.Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder, Jets (vs. NYG). Anderson will make a big scoring play himself on the Giants, while Crowder will eat again in the slot with Darnold.A.J. Brown, Titans (vs. KC). The matchup might feel a little tricky, but the Chiefs struggle with receivers of his ilk and he will be targeted a lot with Corey Davis out.Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (at TB). The Bucs don’t have answer for him in his sweet revenge game vs. Bruce Arians.DFS BargainsZach Pascal, Colts (vs. MIA, $5,300 on DraftKings, $6,400 on FanDuel). It doesn’t look good for T.Y. Hilton (calf) again and Parris Campbell (hand) is banged-up, too. He is an excellent fill-in in a terrific spot at home with either QB.Christian Kirk, Cardinals (at TB, $5,200 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). He’ll be a lot more active and productive this week in a smash spot.Ted Ginn Jr. Saints (vs. ATL, $3,700 on DraftKings, $5,300 on FanDuel). He’s a nice tournament dice roll with Drew Brees back and the Falcons giving up a ton of big pass plays to wideouts.MORE WEEK 10:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Snap counts | Trade values | Fantasy playoff SOSFantasy Football Week 10 Sit ‘Em: Wide receiversWeaker startsJuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers (vs. LAR). He’s getting Jalen Ramsey, and that’s a bad development for him after a bad game.Marvin Jones Jr. Lions (at CHI). Kenny Golladay can fight through this tough matchup to be OK, but Jones can’t.John Brown, Bills (at CLE). He’ll get Denzel Ward and doesn’t have the size to overcome him.Robert Woods, Rams (at PIT). He hasn’t done much to trust him in a tougher matchup than you think, and it’s been all Cooper Kupp and it will be more tight ends with Brandin Cooks (concussion) out.DK Metcalf, Seahawks (at SF). The rookie cools off big time against a nasty pass defense.Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. BAL). It’s hard to trust him with the Ravens having Marlon Humphrey working the slot.Curtis Samuel, Panthers (at GB). The Packers are good at stopping quicker, faster receivers outside with Jaire Alexander.DeVante Parker, Dolphins (at IND). The Colts’ cornerbacks are better than you think, and he will get the focus with no Preston Williams (knee).Sammy Watkins, Chiefs (at TEN). The Titans lost Malcolm Butler, but you still can’t trust him outside.Fantasy Football Week 10 Start ‘Em: Tight endsRegular startsTravis Kelce, Chiefs (at TEN), George Kittle, 49ers (vs. SEA), Hunter Henry, Chargers (at OAK), Darren Waller, Raiders (vs. LAC), Austin Hooper, Falcons (at NO)Stronger startsGreg Olsen, Panthers (at GB). It’s easier to work the intermediate middle of the field on the Packers, and that’s why he and D.J. Moore are solid plays.T.J. Hockenson, Lions (at CHI). He came on and did more in Oakland, and this road spot is similarly good.Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (at DAL). If Adam Thielen (hamstring) is out again, he can do work against the Cowboys’ biggest coverage weakness.Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron, Colts (vs. MIA). Doyle was the one who scored last week, and both could find the end zone in a very easy spot.Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (at IND). He should see his targets ramped up with Preston Williams down, and his athleticism is starting to manifest in a big way.Vance McDonald, Steelers (vs. LAR). You can exploit the Rams’ linebackers and safeties in coverage.Gerald Everett, Rams (at PIT). He will be busier with no Cooks, and the matchup is favorable.DFS BargainO.J. Howard, Buccaneers (vs. ARI, $3,300 on DraftKings, $5,000 on FanDuel). It’s a big dart throw for a tournament with him returning from a hamstring injury against the tight end-friendliest defense in the NFL, but he could yield a sudden big return.Fantasy Football Week 10 Sit ‘Em: Tight endsWeaker startsJacob Hollister, Seahawks (at SF). Don’t chase his Will Dissly-like game in a tougher spot.Jonnu Smith, Titans (vs. KC). Delanie Walker (ankle) might return, and this matchup is a bit of a trap.Jimmy Graham, Packers (vs. CAR). You can’t feel good going here.Jared Cook, Saints (vs. ATL). You can’t feel good going here because the wideouts can do plenty of damage.Jason Witten, Cowboys (vs. MIN). He will be quieted against their linebackers and safeties.Chris Herndon and Ryan Griffin, Jets (vs. NYG). They should work on attacking the corners more.Fantasy Football Week 10 Start ‘Em: DefensesStronger startsRavens (at CIN), Bills (at CLE), Colts (vs MIA), Saints (vs. ATL), Rams (at PIT), Browns (vs. BUF), Packers (vs. CAR)DFS Bargains Perhaps more than ever, fantasy football owners will have start ’em, sit ’em questions in Week 10. Whether it’s because of injuries or the dreaded six-team bye, chances are you’re hunting for waiver wire sleepers or worrying about playing potential busts. Fortunately, Sporting News NFL writer Vinnie Iyer is here to help with lineup advice and NFL DFS picks ahead of this week’s matchups.As a reminder, the six teams on bye are the Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Redskins, and Texans. Key injuries to watch include Le’Veon Bell (knee), Patrick Mahomes (knee), David Johnson (ankle, back), Alvin Kamara (ankle), A.J. Green (ankle), Adam Thielen (hamstring), Jacoby Brissett (knee), Brandin Cooks (concussion), and James Conner (shoulder).last_img read more

Penge equals record in McEvoy Trophy win

first_img17 Apr 2015 Penge equals record in McEvoy Trophy win A medical emergency disrupted play in the final round of the Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath – but nothing could derail Marco Penge from a record-equalling victory.Players had to wait for over two hours while emergency services tended to a member who was injured in a fall on the course. But Penge (image © Leaderboard Photography) was unfazed by the delay and when play resumed he completed a round of 66 for a total of 12-under par.He was eight shots clear of Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park), who was runner-up for the second year in a row and who won this title in 2013.“When we were waiting I heard someone say the record was 12-under and I made that my goal,” said Penge, an England boy international from Golf at Goodwood in Sussex.“I got to 12-under with three to play, but I three-putted the 16th – I went for the first putt to try to get the record! Then I missed a short birdie putt on 17 but I birdied the last to tie the record.”Penge, 16, started the tournament in fine style, with a six-under 65 which included six consecutive birdies in his first nine holes, from the 13th to the 18th.He returned a steady, level par 71 in the second round, and in the third he was three-over after nine holes – before the birdies returned. “I shot four-under on the back nine to get to one-under, and finished with three birdies on the trot,” he recounted.“I could have been a lot lower in the last round, but it was a good score,” added Penge, who played well off the tee throughout the tournament. “I kept it in play, I only went at the pins when I could and I aimed for the middle of the green when they were tucked away.”Penge’s win underlines a good start to the season in which he has already won a Faldo Series event, qualified for the match play in the Spanish amateur and finished 11th in the Duncan Putter in Wales. He tis a member of the England Golf boys’ squad.Click here for more information about the Peter McEvoy Trophylast_img read more

Top two sailors re-crowned in National Championships

first_imgAfter a weekend of high performance racing at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Keerati Bualong and Kamolwan Chanyim retained their titles as national champions in their respective Olympic class sailboats. In the Laser Standard, Keerati, 21, almost effortlessly reclaimed the title of National Champion for the fifth time over the weekend of February 22-23.  His talented Sattahip training partner and friendly rival Supakon Pongwichean lifted only one bullet point off the Olympian, finishing a respectable second.  Former Dart world champion Gareth Owen took third place ten points behind.Keerati Bualong (left) and Kamolwan Chanyim (right) with the RVYC’s Malee Whitcraft.The leading lady of the fleet, Koravic Bhanubandh, finished an impressive 7th overall, and Charlie Zbinden was named top Laser Great Grand Master (a title reserved for those aged 65 and up), age being no limit in the light conditions. In the Laser Radial fleet, which uses the same hull but a slightly smaller sail for sailors of lighter weight, the Kingdom Property sponsored Kamolwan Chanyim, 18, finished second behind visiting Singaporean Jevyn Ong after overcoming the first day’s challenge by current European Grand Master Champion Max Hunt of the UK and taking first place from Jevyn in two of the final day’s races.  She had secured her title for the third time on the first day however as the top Thai national in the fleet, finishing the first four races well ahead of Sattahip’s sailing sisters Kanapan and Yanakamin Pachatikapanya.Top Laser Radial sailors (from L to R): Neil Dunkley, Kamolwan Chanyim, Jevyn Ong and Max Hunt.The event welcomed sailors from the UK, Myanmar, Singapore, Japan, and Sweden, setting the bar high for those after a podium finish.Wind proved initially elusive on the first day of racing, only just filling in enough to race by the noon start.  Sattahip’s Keerati quickly showed he was in top form with his first win of the weekend.  The RVYC’s Gareth did his best to keep him in sight and finished second.The second race saw the race committee resort to a black flag start as the tide was pushing the boats over the line.  Two boats still fell afoul of being over the line and were duly penalized, as Supakon followed Keerati home.At the start of the third race it was fun and games at the pin end of the start line with one incident resulting in the only protest of the weekend.  Supakon managed to take a win in the third race, but Keerati was close behind.  The final race of the day reverted to form with Keerati followed by Supakon, but this time chased home by Don Whitcraft.In the Radial, Singapore’s Jevyn showed off his masterful boat speed skills to take three firsts and a second on the first day.  Just behind, there was a tight battle for second place between Max and Kamolwan.  Max starred in the third race, taking a race win.  Kamolwan fought back to finish in front of Max in the last race of the day, but both allowed Kanapan to get through to second to follow Jevyn across the line.Royal Varuna Yacht Club a hive of activity on race weekend.The tide was a bit stronger for Sunday’s early start, but there was enough wind to get the racing underway.  In the Standard, the domination of the top two continued.  They were obviously enjoying the light to medium wind and catching shifts up the first beat, getting across to the right side where a little extra wind and a lift paid off.  Behind them, the RVYC’s Chris Dando and Don Whitcraft took third places in the first three races of the day.For the final race of the championship, both Keerati and Supakon decided they had secured the top spots and went home for an early shower.  Again the right of the beat paid and it was Japanese Shin Suenaga who led round the first mark.  He was chased by the UK’s Peter Young with the rest of the pack bunched together behind.  Eventually Peter managed to run Shin down and take the lead downwind to win the final race of the Championship.Also on Sunday, the top of the Radial fleet saw a great battle between Jevyn and Kamolwan, the young sailors showing the more experienced mariners chasing them just how to do it.  Four races were sailed and both took two wins and two seconds.last_img read more