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Propane issues were the company’s fault

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion  On Dec. 28, we finally received propane gas. If it wasn’t for a very nice and efficient employee of Ferrellgas out of their Pennsylvania office, we wonder if we would have received our delivery on Dec. 28. When we read the bill the delivery man left, we were charged $100 for “next day delivery.” Dec. 21 to Dec. 28 is next day delivery? We called their Pennsylvania office. We explained our situation to the very nice person. She told us we would have our account credited for the $100. We have been customers of Ferrellgas for approximately 20 years. We have friends who are on automatic fill and called several times for fuel and finally received a delivery when they were just about empty. Ferrellgas was blaming their customers for the problems they had, but it wasn’t the customers’ fault.Rosemary WisniewskiJohn  WisniewskiBroadalbinMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Re Jan. 16 letter, “Propane customers bear responsiblility,” by Kenneth Benson: Unless you’re a propane customer with Ferrellgas, you don’t know what their customers went through during the sub-zero weather in December. This is what we experienced. On Dec. 11, 2017, we called Ferrellgas for a delivery, as we were down 30 percent. We were told we would have delivery by Dec. 18. Dec.18 came and went with no delivery. We called again and were told we would have delivery by Dec. 20. Again, no delivery. We called and were told a delivery would come by Dec. 23. Again, no delivery. We’re on a private road and would have to stand the road before they would come in, even though the road had been plowed. We sanded the road, called and told the person from Ferrellgas at their Johnstown office that the road was sanded and we were expecting more snow by the weekend.last_img read more

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In the shadow of Ebola and COVID-19, measles rips through Congo

first_imgTopics : “I feel guilty because I’m afraid people might say it’s because I didn’t get my daughter treatment quickly,” Dobo’s mother Wanea Mabele said over her writhing child’s rattling breath.Mabele is hardly to blame. Underfunded and delayed government vaccination drives in the vast Central African nation have left millions of hard-to-reach children vulnerable.Dud vaccines have left thousands of others at risk without knowing, local and international health workers say, in a nation of 81 million people that is ten times the size of Britain.Coronavirus, Ebola divert attention  Complicating matters, authorities have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars and manpower into a 19-month Ebola outbreak in the east that has killed over 2,000 people, weakening efforts to contain measles, health officials say. Ebola is finally on the wane, but COVID-19 threatens to steal the limelight.After a first case in the capital Kinshasa this month, reported infections rose to 18 by the weekend.”Priority will be given to COVID-19 in the coming weeks or months depending on the trend of the disease. Consequently, we will face challenges in resources mobilization for measles,” said Vincent Sodjinou, who leads the measles response for the World Heath Organization (WHO).Measles is on the rise globally, but Congo is worst hit.The disease, contracted when a carrier coughs or sneezes, carries risks of brain damage, blindness and deafness.Dobo’s ward sits among the palm and mango trees of Busu-Mandji, a dilapidated old colonial town deep in the jungle, 1,000 kilometers from Kinshasa. The nearest paved road is 125 km south in the city of Lisala.Keeping vaccines refrigerated for the duration of the journey from the capital is vital but tricky. On a recent vaccination campaign, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) flew 2,700 vials to Lisala in large cool boxes fitted with digital thermometers to ensure the temperature remains between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius in the equatorial heat.In Lisala, the boxes were lashed to the back of a dozen motorbikes for a ten-hour ride along bamboo-thronged dirt tracks and precarious log bridges too pitted for 4X4 vehicles.During the 10-hour ride to Busu-Mandji, the convoy was halted by three flat tyres, engine trouble and a broken chain. MSF workers said the vaccines remained in the right temperature range.Tiny graves Congo’s government has year-round vaccination campaigns, but there was no emergency response targeting high risk areas until an October-December 2019 campaign. When the government vaccines did finally come, health workers say some may have overheated.Malnutrition and poorly-trained health workers make the vaccine, normally 85% effective, less efficient.The health ministry did not respond to requests for comment.Mada Maddow lives at the edge of Macau, a village near Busu-Mandji where front gardens are peppered with tiny plots of freshly-turned earth, each a child’s grave.Her seven children were vaccinated in the December campaign, she said, but they all subsequently contracted measles. One died.It is unclear why the vaccines failed.Official statistics suggest 100% of children have been vaccinated in the area, said Mushadi Gidion, a local official from the health ministry.But that calculation is based on 1984 census data: health workers have no idea how many children actually need vaccinating, and there is no data on the effectiveness of the vaccine after it is administered in this setting.”There can be many causes that can lead to the epidemic,” Mushadi said. “Perhaps our vaccination campaign was not of high quality.” center_img Thomas the Tank Engine beams from the front of Dobo Mambanza’s ripped pullover. Unlike the cartoon train’s face, Dobo’s is blistered and scrunched as she struggles for breath, her eyes shuttered and weeping. The three-year-old is going blind.Cradled by her mother, Dobo lies in the ward of a health center in a remote town in northern Democratic Republic of Congo where mosquito nets on sticks droop over rusting metal beds, and doctors work frantically to contain a deadly virus.Dobo does not have the new coronavirus or Ebola. She has measles, a preventable but extremely contagious disease that since January 2019 has ripped through Congo unchecked into remote regions. Some 6,400 people have died, according to official figures, though healthcare workers say the number is likely much higher because reporting rates are so low.last_img read more

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Norwegian Cruise Line Sees Another Record Quarter

first_imgMiami-based cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings witnessed a strong start to 2018 as its net income surged by 66.7 percent in the first quarter of the year.The company’s net income reached USD 103.2 million for the period ended March 31, 2018, compared to USD 61.9 million in the prior year.Total revenue was also up in the quarter, rising by 12.4 percent to USD 1.3 billion from USD 1.2 billion in 2017, driven by strong organic pricing growth across all core markets along with an increase in capacity days due to the addition of Norwegian Joy to the fleet.“The year is off to an impressive start with yet another record quarter of earnings, which exceeded expectations,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.Del Rio added that the 2018 Wave Season “was stellar and has further strengthened our overall future booked position with load factor and pricing continuing to be well ahead of prior year for the remaining quarters of 2018 and throughout 2019.”The company expects to generate record earnings for full year 2018 and has increased its outlook, with Adjusted EPS now expected to be in the range of USD 4.55 to USD 4.70.“The strong global demand for our portfolio of brands which we experienced during 2017 has continued, as demonstrated by the successful, record-breaking launch of Norwegian Bliss, which entered the fleet as the best booked Norwegian Cruise Line newbuild in the history of our company,” said Mark Kempa, interim chief financial officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “While our primary focus continues to be to delever to the low 3 times by year-end 2018, our recently announced USD 1 billion share repurchase program reflects our ongoing confidence in our financial position and the long-term strength of our business as well as our commitment to provide meaningful capital returns to our shareholders,” Kempa concluded.last_img read more

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7 La Carlota houses placed under ‘lockdown’ for quarantine breach

first_imgThe lockdown will remain in effect until the required quarantine period ends and the COVID-19 testing has been carried out among the household members. The households were placed under a lockdown after their members who returned from outside this province did not present travel authority, medical clearance certificate, or undergo the prescribed quarantine period with the city and virus testing. “If they have negative results, they will be sent home to undergo a ‘home quarantine’ for another seven days,” the city’s public health advisory said.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The erring individuals ignored and violated the health and safety protocols prescribed by various issuances of the local government which put their households at risk of exposure to COVID-19,” Jalando-on said in the statement. Jalando-on said the “lockdown” has been imposed as he does not tolerate the actions of violators which put the residents of his city at a serious health risk. As part of its health protocols, the La Carlorta city government requires all persons coming from outside this province to be quarantined at the city-designated facility for seven days, after which they are tested for COVID-19.center_img JALANDO-ON. MANGKAS TRIBUNE “The order was handed over to the (village chiefs) for enforcement in their (respective) jurisdictions,” he said. BACOLOD City – Residents of seven households in five villages in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental has been banned from travelling after they breached coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine protocols. Mayor Rex Jalando-on confirmed this development in a statement posted on Facebook on Monday afternoon.All members of these households have been placed under monitoring and have not been allowed to go out of their homes since last week. Of the seven restricted households, three are in Barangay Batuan and one each are in Barangay 3, San Miguel, Cubay and Balabag.last_img read more

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Bale wants MLS move

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Gareth Bale has said he would be interested in playing in Major League Soccer in America if he leaves Real Madrid.Bale has not been a regular in Zinedine Zidane’s team this season and the 30-year-old almost departed last summer, before a move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning fell through. Any MLS club keen to sign Bale would likely have to overcome the huge financial implications of a deal.Bale’s Madrid contract ends in 2022 and earns him close to 30 million euros ($33 million) a year before tax.“I really like the league,” said Bale, speaking to the Hat-Trick podcast presented by the ICC, in an episode released on Thursday.“I think it’s grown so much over the years. When we come over and play them in pre-season, the games are difficult, the standard is getting a lot better. The clubs are improving, the facilities are improving, the stadiums are improving.“I think it’s a league that’s on the up and still rising. I think a lot more players want to come over to America now and play. I would definitely be interested in it.” Bale was also asked about the banner he celebrated with after Wales qualified for Euro 2020 in November, which caused a stir in the Spanish press.The banner taken from the crowd read: “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order,” as an indication of Bale’s priorities.“We were just joking around,” said Bale. “A few of them were saying ‘if we do qualify, let’s try to find it and bring it out. I was like, ‘do what you want but I won’t be going to get it. They found it and brought it down.“We were all celebrating as a team and I’m not not going to not jump around with my teammates. It was a bit of banter, a bit of fun.”Bale is keeping fit at home as the coronavirus pandemic means players are waiting to see if La Liga can resume, with the plan to restart games behind closed doors in June. “The club are sending us two weeks of programmes every two weeks,” Bale said. “We’re sticking to that, you can change it a bit if you want to do a bit more or a bit less depending on how your body is feeling. We have a guideline and we’re doing the best we can to tick over for the time being.”Tags: AmericaGareth BaleLa LigaMajor League SoccerMLSReal Madridlast_img read more

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first_imgJose Gimenez and Diego Godin scored for Atletico Madrid.Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid ended in disappointment.Juventus has not won the UEFA Champions League in 22 years. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League mission with Juventus stalled on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid secured a deserved 2-0 victory from a thrilling first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ronaldo returned to the Spanish capital, where he enjoyed unprecedented success in this tournament with Real, but it was their rivals celebrating at the final whistle as goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin put Atletico within sight of the quarter-finals. “We are not through yet,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “There is another match to play and we know we will have to suffer.” “Fortunately we didn’t concede a third,” said Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.                 “Because 2-0 is a result that can be turned around. We’re not dead yet.” But this was a victory that Simeone’s side fully deserved. Antoine Griezmann had hit the crossbar while VAR twice intervened, correctly, in Juve’s favour, cancelling a penalty for a foul on Diego Costa and then ruling out an Alvaro Morata header just before Gimenez struck.               While Juventus tried to preserve the stalemate, Atletico were bold. Simeone introduced Morata, Thomas Lemar and Angel Correa, all around the hour-mark, and his daring paid off. “I showed balls,” Simeone said. Juve are certainly not dead and buried, particularly given Costa and Thomas Partey will both be suspended for the return in Turin after each picked up yellow cards. But the failure to score an away goal, and their clear inferiority in the second half does not bode well for any hopes of a comeback.”They don’t give you chances,” said Allegri. “They make you play badly.” Defeat in the last 16 for either team would be unthinkable, for Atletico, who know the final will be played here, at their own stadium, on June 1, the perfect chance to wrestle the trophy off Real in the very city they share.              Ronaldo subduedAnd for Juventus, whose wait for Europe’s premier prize has now entered its 23rd year, when expectations are higher than ever given they now boast the tournament’s most prolific ever player. Ronaldo, though, endured a disappointing night, suffocated from the outset by a typically relentless Atletico backline.Perhaps it was frustration that made him wave five fingers in the direction of the baiting Atletico crowd, presumably to signify his five Champions League triumphs.His best contribution was an early, driven free-kick from 30 yards, that had to be pushed over by Jan Oblak, and the dummy-shot before it, that exposed Costa as encroaching, for which he received his yellow card.Costa was his bristling self and almost won a penalty when referee Felix Zwayer thought he was tripped by Mattia de Sciglio. But VAR showed he had not only exaggerated the contact but also extended his run into the area.The rest of the half was tighter but Atletico had two golden opportunities early in the second. First, Griezmann volleyed Costa in behind but the Spaniard sidefooted wide with only Wojciech Szczesny to beat.Then, it was Griezmann’s turn, this time Szczesny intervening, tipping the Frenchman’s lob onto the crossbar before Giorgio Chiellini stopped Costa from reaching the rebound.Atletico were pushing and it was Morata, on for Costa, who made the difference. He powered in a brilliant header only to see it chalked off for a push but he was not deterred, and when Juve failed to clear his knock-down at a corner, Gimenez was perfectly placed. Juve were rattled and their failure to rally could cost them dear. Atletico scored again as Godin rose to head in at the near post, only to turn and find Mario Mandzukic had cleared the ball to his feet. The angle was tight but the net was open. Juve might had snatched an away goal late on but Oblak pushed over Federico Bernardeschi’s shot. They have it all to do.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Agarwal’s double-century puts India in charge against Proteas

first_imgMAYANK Agarwal’s double-century helped India build up a huge lead before spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja tightened their grip on the first Test against South Africa.Batting in only his eighth Test innings – and his first in India – Agarwal (215) became the 23rd Indian batsman to post a double-century in the longest format, having shared a 317-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma (176).Virat Kohli eventually called his men in when they were 502-7 in the day’s final session, and Ashwin and Jadeja took three wickets between them in the 20 overs South Africa’s batsmen faced, to leave them firmly up against it.Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Dane Piedt all fell as the Proteas closed on 39-3, still 463 runs adrift.Rohit resumed on 115 and Agarwal, 84 overnight, soon joined him in reaching three figures – the openers then going on to become only the third Indian pair to have a first-wicket partnership worth 300.South Africa finally made a breakthrough when Rohit, one shy of his best Test score, was stumped off Keshav Maharaj (3-189) in his first innings as an opener.Cheteshwar Pujara fell from the first ball after lunch and captain Kohli (20) meekly chipped back to bowler Senuran Muthusamy to give him his first Test dismissal before Agarwal reached his double-century off 358 balls.After Ajinkya Rahane became the fourth man out, Agarwal’s knock was finally ended when Piedt took a diving catch at deep midwicket from Dean Elgar’s only over, with Kohli declaring after Jadeja (30 not out) helped take India past 500.South Africa then lost Markram at the start of their eighth over, a delivery from Ashwin (2-9) that snuck between bat and pad, and the same bowler found De Bruyn’s edge to leave the Proteas two down.Nightwatchman Piedt was bowled by Jadeja (1-21) six balls later, meaning Elgar (27 not out) and Temba Bavuma (7 n.o.) will start day three needing to drag their team out of the mire.INDIA 1st inningsMayank Agarwal c Dane Piedt b Dean Elgar 215Rohit Sharma stp. Quinton de Kock b Keshav Maharaj 176Cheteshwar Pujara b Vernon Philander 6Virat Kohli c & b Senuran Muthusamy 20Ajinkya Rahane c Temba Bavuma b Keshav Maharaj 15Ravindra Jadeja not out 30Hanuma Vihari c Dean Elgar b Keshav Maharaj 10Wriddhiman Saha c Senuran Muthusamy b Dane Piedt 21Ravichandran Ashwin not out 1Extras: (b-4, lb-1, nb-2, w-1) 8Total: (seven wkts, 136.0 overs) 502 decl.Fall of Wickets : 1-317 Sharma, 2-324 Pujara, 3-377 Kohli, 4-431 Rahane, 5-436 Agarwal, 6-457 Vihari, 7-494 SahaBowling: Vernon Philander 22-4-68-1, Kagiso Rabada 24-7-66-0, Keshav Maharaj 55-6-189-3 (nb-1), Dane Piedt 19-1-107-1, Senuran Muthusamy 15-1-63-1 (w-1, nb-1).SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsDean Elgar not out 27Aiden Markram b Ravichandran Ashwin 5Theunis de Bruyn c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 4Dane Piedt b Ravindra Jadeja 0Temba Bavuma not out 2Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (three wkts, 20.0 overs) 39Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-31, 3-34.Bowling: Ishant Sharma 2-0-8-0, Mohammed Shami 2-2-0-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 8-4-9-2, Ravindra Jadeja 8-1-21-1.last_img read more

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Badgers outclaw Wolverines

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoIt was a long time coming … 11 years to be exact.But when Wisconsin walked off the field Saturday night following their upset victory against perennial Big Ten power No. 14 Michigan, years of trepidation melted away into pure ecstasy.Thanks to a four-yard touchdown run from quarterback John Stocco with just 24 seconds left in the game, the Badgers improved to 4-0 (1-0 Big Ten) for the second year in a row, while snapping a winless streak against the Wolverines (2-2, 0-1) dating back to 1994. The win also improved head coach Barry Alvarez’s record against the Maize and Blue to 3-7 all-time.”It’s a big win and we put a lot into it and it’s a good team that we beat,” Alvarez said. “I’m thrilled with the win, it’s one of the bigger wins we’ve had in our program.”With the encouragement of 83,022 screaming fans, the second-largest crowd in Camp Randall history, UW fought back from an early 13-3 deficit to topple the two-time defending Big Ten champions 23-20 in their first visit to Camp Randall since the 2001 season.”That was the most unbelievable atmosphere I’ve ever been in in my entire life. The fans were incredible,” Stocco said. “I couldn’t believe how loud it was. It just feels great to do this for coach. I’m really happy for him.”Stocco gave Wisconsin the lead for good, when, after missing on his previous two pass attempts into the end zone on first and second down, scampered to paydirt on an unexpected quarterback draw on third down.”We rolled the dice and it worked,” offensive coordinator Brian White said of the play. “John did a great job of sinking the linebackers, and they dropped off and found a way to get into the end zone. The line did a great job of blocking and Brian Calhoun made a critical block on the play.”But the play was actually suggested by wide receivers coach Henry Mason, who noticed a tendency along the Michigan defensive front that allowed the play to work.”[Mason] said, ‘Look at them inside, they’re flying out of there,'” Alvarez said. “I thought it was a good call, rather than to hand it off or throw it in the end zone. I thought it was very safe because we had an extra timeout.””We expected them to run the football on that down because they had a timeout left. Even if the run isn’t successful, the way they had run the football, we fully expected them to run on that down,” Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr admitted. “They just did a good job of executing a good play. It was a good call on their part.”Even the Badger players expected a run in the situation, just not from their junior signal caller.”I was expecting to run the ball, personally, with either me or Bernie,” Wisconsin tailback Brian Calhoun confessed. “We haven’t used a quarterback draw in practice or in a game since training camp, so I was really surprised by that call.”Up until Stocco’s scamper, Calhoun, who finished the game with 35 carries for 155 yards and one touchdown to go along with a team-leading seven catches for 59 yards, was the workhorse on the drive. The Colorado transfer carried the ball five times for 21 yards and caught a pair of passes for 19 more against a drained Wolverine defense.”We were out there too long. We made some mistakes in the kicking game and gave them great field position in the entire second half,” Carr said. “I gained a lot of respect for [Calhoun]. I liked him coming into this game but he is one tough guy. He keeps coming.”UW relinquished the lead earlier in the fourth quarter on a 49-yard pass from Henne to freshman wideout Mario Manningham. Having picked up a first down on the previous play, Michigan took a chance on first-and-10, executing a flea-flicker to perfection as Manningham beat UW’s Allen Langford deep on the post route.Wisconsin, which chipped away at the early Michigan lead with a trio of field goals from sophomore Taylor Mehlhaff, took their first lead of the game early in the fourth quarter on a six-yard touchdown run from Calhoun.Wisconsin backup safety Johnny White, who also recorded an interception while filling in for the injured Joe Stellmacher, had forced a key fumble on the Wolverines second play from scrimmage that was recovered by mike linebacker Mark Zalewski to set up the touchdown run.Following the loss, Michigan dropped out of the rankings in both the AP and USA Today coaches polls, the first time the Wolverines have been absent from the AP poll since Oct. 18, 1998. Wisconsin jumped to No. 17 in both polls with their victory.”I always wanted to beat Michigan,” cornerback Brett Bell said. “When you come into the Big Ten you always want to be the teams like Michigan and Ohio State. After what happened a couple years ago it’s really great to get this win.”last_img read more

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first_imgAfter a series of fist pumps, chest bumps, hoots and hollers from other teammates, Wisconsin football outside linebacker Joe Schobert, a redshirt junior, approaches fellow OLB Vince Biegel, puts his hands on Biegel’s shoulder pads and simply walks away.The exchange occurred five minutes into the third quarter of last season’s 59-24 blowout against Nebraska.It was a perfect characterization of the duo; mirroring their juxtaposed positions on the field, they are opposites in demeanor.Before the exchange, Biegel, now also redshirt junior, shot his gap as the sun set and snow fell at Camp Randall Stadium, and stripped the football from then-Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. The Badgers recovered the ball, and the play sparked the second-half rout of the Cornhuskers.What ensued immediately after is vintage Biegel, who describes his playing style as “controlled chaos.”Biegel, a self-proclaimed emotional leader, hyping everyone around him, and Schobert, even-keeled and level-headed, provide a dynamic on the field that is essential for every football team, Biegel said.“You don’t want to get too high or get too low,” Biegel said. “You want to be right in that happy medium. Speaking from a defensive standpoint, you want to play with high emotion, but also knowing your assignment and technique.”Being the emotional leader is something Biegel prides himself on, he said.“We’ll be backed up against the wall — we need a guy that’s going to be able to step up in there and get the guys rolling,” Biegel said. “That’s a role I take on and cherish.”He adds, “I think it pays off and rubs off.”Joey Reuteman/The Badger HeraldIt rubs off so much that Schobert said Biegel gets so fiery he doesn’t even need to open his mouth to the other team.“He’s loud and he’s obnoxious to the other teams,” Schobert said. “It’s great for us. It’s a way for us to get pumped up. Always edgy.”Schobert takes a toned down approach, which creates a good balance.“I try to be a little bit more sneaky about it. He’ll get up right in your face. I might say a couple of things but I try to stay a little more calm … I don’t talk as much, because I know [Biegel] will be doing that for us.”When Biegel’s “controlled craziness” teeters on instability, he has Schobert there to bring him back to earth and the dynamic works inversely when Biegel’s enthusiasm helps motivate Schobert.“I’m a great guy to calm him down if he gets a little too high,” Schobert said. “And he’s a great guy to pick me up if I get a little too low.”Whatever the system is, it works, and the stat sheet shows it.The pair played key roles on a Wisconsin defense that finished with a national ranking at the end of last season.In 2014, Biegel recorded 56 total tackles and led the team with 16.5 tackles for loss, forcing two fumbles. Schobert was fourth on the team with 69 total tackles, 13.5 for loss.For all of their differences in on-field demeanor, Biegel and Schobert have fostered a friendship throughout the years. They live two houses away from each other and are roommates on the road.“Off the field, he’s just a normal guy,” Schobert said of Biegel.  “He’s a good guy to hang out with.”And the competitive nature in both that pushes them on the field translates to the occasional video game tournament.“We’re always competitive in everything we do,” Schobert said. “On or off the field.”On the field, the two have an understanding of the other’s tendencies, a product of them playing together for four seasons now.“We can kind of feel each other out. I know what he’s thinking, he knows what I’m thinking,” Biegel said. “We’ve been playing with each other for a while now.”Biegel used the old Chinese symbol “yin-yang” to summarize the relationship.“It’s a fun duo,” he said.For them, definitely. Maybe not so much for opposing offenses on Wisconsin’s schedule this season.last_img read more

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Lomachenko eyes winner of Commey-Lopez bout for unification

first_imgAfter capturing the WBC, WBO, WBA Lightweight belts, Ukranian boxer, Vasyl Lomachenko, has revealed that he wants the IBF belt to become the unified champion of the weight class.Currently, the IBF title is in possession of Ghana’s Richard Commey and should he win his bout against Teofimo Lopez, boxing fans could get a showdown between Commey and Lomachenko.Commey has a mandatory bout with Lopez possibly this December and that bout will have all of Lomachenko’s attention as he would want to face the winner of that bout per what he said after his victory over Luke Campbell in London.“I am happy that I won and I would like to thank everyone who came to watch the bout. Next for me, is the IBF crown because it is my title,” he said to Sky Sports Boxing.CEO of Top Rank Boxing Promotions, Bob Arum, confirmed that the Ukranian was really eager to get his hands on all the crowns in the division and that, he may even go after titles in other weight classes.“Obviously, we are looking to win the fourth belt to unify the title. We are going to fight the best at featherweight, super feather weight and light weight. He can make the needed weight to fight in all these other divisions.”last_img read more

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