Five players test positive for coronavirus, La Liga confirm

first_imgPlayers in Spain’s top-flight and Segunda division were allowed to carry out individual work at training grounds last week.The move was the beginning of a staggered training programme, with the aim to restart competitive games in the middle of June. La Liga insist identifying infected players through positive tests are part of that plan. The five players, who have not been officially named, will now be quarantined at home and tested again “in the next few days”. They will be allowed to rejoin their club’s training programme only after obtaining two consecutive negative test results. A La Liga statement read: “Among La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank (Segunda) clubs, five positive cases were detected in players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final phase of the disease.” “One of the objectives of these medical tests, according to the La Liga’s protocol for returning to training, according to recommendations of the CSD (Supreme Sports Council) and the Ministry of Health, was precisely to detect the denominated or asymptomatic, that is, those people who are infected and that, without presenting symptoms, they can infect other people,” the statement added. “In this way, we guarantee everyone’s safety when returning to work according to the occupational risk regulations.” La Liga’s training plan includes players initially carrying out work individually before then expanding into small groups and finally taking part in larger team sessions. Barcelona’s players were back for their first session on Friday while Real Madrid’s will return on Monday. The medical protocol for training is strict and includes players arriving already changed and at specific times to avoid contact with others. They wear masks and gloves, and have their temperatures taken before entering the premises. At the end of training, they take away a bag of fresh kit for the next day and shower at home. The league have not officially announced the timing for the resumption of competitive matches although Leganes coach Javier Aguirre said last week the proposed date is June 20. That could correspond with the Spanish government’s de-escalation programme, which includes outside events being allowed to go ahead in their fourth and final phase, as long as they are attended by fewer than 400 people. Football matches are expected to be staged behind closed doors for several months. La Liga president Javier Tebas has said “it is not an option” to cancel the top flight given he estimates the economic fallout would cost clubs around a billion euros ($1.08 billion). But the third and fourth tiers in Spain will not complete their seasons, as confirmed by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Wednesday. Instead, promotions will be decided through play-offs and there will be no relegations.last_img read more

English counties allowed two overseas players per side from 2021

first_imgTeams are currently allowed to field only one overseas player, though foreign-born cricketers with British passports and those on Kolpak deals are classed as ‘home’ registrations.But a consequence of Brexit is that Kolpak arrangements — which allow cricketers whose countries have trade deals with the European Union to be treated as local employees — will no longer apply to county cricket after the end of the postponed 2020 season.Friday’s announcement, however, could see many of the affected players, as well as all those whose contracts for the season were terminated because of the coronavirus pandemic, in county action next year.As is currently the case, two overseas players per side will continue to remain the rule in Twenty20 Blast matches.The changes to four-day and 50-over cricket were recommended by the performance cricket committee, whose chairman is Andrew Strauss.“There is an important balance to be struck to ensure the need for good foreign players in county cricket and providing opportunity for nine England-qualified players in each county team,” said Strauss in an ECB statement.“There are clearly long-established benefits for our domestic players to compete against and learn from the best players from across the world in addition to providing high-quality domestic cricket for county members and fans to enjoy.”But Michael Vaughan, another ex-England captain, recently called for a temporary halt on overseas deals in a bid to save counties’ money as they deal with the financial fall-out from COVID-19.The changes will see English cricket reverting to a system that operated during the 1970s and 1980s when counties routinely could fielded two overseas players each.That era saw Test team-mates become opponents, with Viv Richards and Joel Garner starring for Somerset while West Indies colleagues Gordon Greenidge and Malcolm Marshall played for Hampshire.But with the growth in international matches and the rise of lucrative franchise competitions such as the Indian Premier League, it has become increasingly difficult for counties to retain top overseas players for a full season.last_img read more

Kyrgios pulls out of US Open over virus fears

first_imgHis decision follows fellow Australian and world number one Ashleigh Barty last week withdrawing from the Grand Slam in New York, citing “significant risks” from the coronavirus pandemic.“Dear Tennis, I will not be playing this year at the US Open. It hurts me at my core,” Kyrgios said in a video posted on Twitter.“But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, for all of you.”The opinionated Kyrgios, ranked just 40 but a major drawcard, last month blasted the ATP as “selfish” for pressing ahead with plans for the US Open, which is scheduled to start in New York on August 31.He has since waged a running battle on social media with some of the top names in the game who played at Novak Djokovic’s recent ill-fated Adria Tour tennis exhibition, blasting their “stupidity” and risky behaviour.Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for COVID-19.The tennis season has been at a standstill since mid-March due to the virus outbreak worldwide.last_img read more

Redskins-Vikings Thursday Night Football Betting Preview: Odds, trends, pick

first_imgOur model favors the Vikings’ moneyline. Even without Adam Thielen available, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs, and a Kirk Cousins living his best life should be enough to win this matchup between quarterbacks looking for double revenge. Week 8 Picks Advice: Pick ’em pools | Survivor poolsFind out if the BetQL algorithm projects Minnesota to cover the massive 17-point spread and view the other four bets that BetQL’s platform shows for this matchup! Washington (1-6) travels to U.S. Bank Stadium to take on Minnesota (5-2) on Thursday Night Football in a battle between two teams headed in opposite directions led by two quarterbacks each looking for revenge against his old team. Washington enters this game as 17-point underdogs with the total set at 42 points, so you can imagine there’s been plenty of action on both the moneyline and against the spread. As of early Thursday afternoon, 53 percent of the money has been wagered on the Vikings (per BetQL’s NFL consensus picks dashboard). Washington began its season 0-5 before firing head coach Jay Gruden and replacing him with interim coach Bill Callahan. Washington has since beaten the Dolphins 17-16 (in a game that may have #TankForTua ramifications later in the season) and lost 9-0 to the 49ers in the 2019 Mud Bowl. In their first four games, the Vikings won both games outside of the division (Falcons, Raiders) and lost both divisional road matchups (Packers, Bears). Since the loss at Chicago, Minnesota has won three in a row at the Giants, at home against the Eagles, and at the Lions to advance to 5-2.  Week 8 DFS Lineups: Y! Cash | Y! GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPPBefore the matchup with Philadelphia, Eagles linebacker Zach Brown called former teammate Kirk Cousins “probably the weakest part” of the Vikings offense. Cousins exposed the Eagles secondary by completing 22-of-29 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns. As bad as it was for the Eagles, it was even worse for Brown, as he was cut by Philadelphia the following week. Cousins followed that performance with another stellar outing against Detroit by throwing four more touchdowns and passing for a season-high 338 yards. After proving his naysayers wrong over the last few weeks, Cousins has a chance to beat Washington in his first game against the team that drafted him in 2012. When Cousins left Washington for Minnesota, Case Keenum left Minnesota for Denver before going to Washington this offseason. This is his first game against the Vikings since the team chose to pursue Cousins over him in free agency.MORE WEEK 8 DFS: Stacks | Values | RotoQL Lineup BuilderRedskins OutlookWashington has struggled in most facets thus far in 2019, with its only win of the season coming against the lowly Dolphins. The Redskins rank 29th in Football Outsiders’ Offensive Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) rating of -21.9 percent. They are 29th in total offense (267.6 total yards per game), 30th in scoring offense (12.9 points per game), and 28th with 4.9 yards per play. Washington has the No. 31 passing offense in the NFL and the 24th rushing offense at 84.7 rushing yards per game. With Chris Thompson out for this game, keep an eye on Adrian Peterson’s status leading up to kickoff, as he is listed as questionable because of ankle issues. One of the lone bright spots for Washington this season has been rookie receiver Terry McLaurin. His 419 receiving yards rank 29th, and he has the third most receiving touchdowns (5) through seven weeks. Washington has struggled mightily offensively and will likely need a big game from Case Keenum and McLaurin to keep this game competitive with health concerns at running back. Defensively, Washington hasn’t been great either, but its past two games have yielded its two best defensive performances, as it held opponents to fewer than 20 points for the first time this season. Washington has the No. 24 defensive DVOA rating at 6.0 percent  as it ranks 21st total defense (370.4 total yards per game allowed). The Redskins have the No. 12 passing defense (236.0 yards per game allowed) and the 27th rushing defense (134.4 yards per game allowed). Jonathen Allen leads the team with three sacks this season. Keep an eye on the status of cornerback Josh Norman (thigh), who is questionable leading up to kickoff. Even if Norman can’t play, the Vikings will be without one of their top receivers in Adam Thielen, but Washington will still need to find answers for Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs. Check out BetQL to see what games our NFL picks are on for Week 8.MORE WEEK 8 TNF: DraftKings Showdown lineup | Start or Sit?Vikings outlookThe Vikings have had one of the NFL’s best offenses in 2019, and they have been anchored by a strong running game behind Dalvin Cook. Cook leads the NFL with 103.6 rushing yards per game and eight rushing touchdowns. The Vikings’ run-first offense has been effective in opening up play-action for Kirk Cousins, especially during Minnesota’s current three-game winning streak. Minnesota went from using play-action on 27 percent of passes over the first four weeks to using it on over 45 percent of passes in the past three weeks. Consequently, Cousins’s QB rating has improved from 88.6 over the first four weeks to 142.6 over the past three. Over the past two weeks, Cousins became the first player in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards with a passer rating over 135.0 in consecutive games. The Vikings rank third in rushing yards per game (160.0) and fourth with 5.0 yards per rush. As a result, the Minnesota offense averages the third most yards per play (6.4). Football Outsiders ranks them with the No. 6 offensive DVOA rating at 16.3 percent. Minnesota has the No. 6 scoring offense (27.4 points per game) and gains the sixth-most yards per game  (391.1). With Adam Thielen is out for tonight’s game because of a hamstring injury, Stefon Diggs will look to continue his stellar season, as he ranks eighth in receiving yards among receivers (563) and eighth in receiving touchdowns (4). Like the Minnesota offense, the defense has come to play thus far in 2019. The Vikings have the No. 10 defensive DVOA rating (-4.4 percent) as they are sixth in total defense (327.9 total yards per game allowed). They allow the eighth fewest yards per rush (3.8) and the seventh fewest rushing yards per game (90.0). Although the Vikings rank 15th in passing defense with 237.9 pass yards per game allowed, they are also ninth in sacks with 19 this season. Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen lead the team with seven and four sacks, respectively. You can find all updated NFL odds, lines and spreads at BetQL!WEEK 8 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerPredictionlast_img read more

BYU takes big lead at Cougar Classic

first_imgPROVO — It’s been a while since so many red numbers adorned the scoreboard at the Cougar Classic golf tournament, perhaps back in the mid-1980s.Seven of BYU’s 10 scores in two rounds Friday were under par and nine were par or better, which allowed the Cougars to lap the field after 36 holes of the 54-hole annual tournament.Going into today’s final 18 holes, BYU owns a 14-shot lead over Nevada with a 26-under-par total of 550. The next two teams in the 19-team tournament, UTEP and Colorado State, are another 10 strokes back at 574.”Twenty-six under, that’s pretty good,” said BYU coach Bruce Brockbank. “In this day and age with the talent there is in college golf, it’s very hard to have a 10- or 15-shot lead or whatever. Usually you have to play great golf to separate yourself from the field, and that’s what we did today.”The Cougars also have the individual leader in Jake Ellison, who stands at 133 after rounds of 66 and 67. The senior from St. George leads Utah junior Dustin Pimm and Nevada’s Chase Cooper by four shots.”I putted really well today,” said Ellison, who sank a 35-footer on his second hole to get him going. “I hit a lot of good shots to 10 feet or so and made them.”Ellison said the team competition is the main thing, but he wouldn’t mind getting the individual trophy today. Despite several second- and third-place finishes during his career, Ellison has yet to win a college tournament.”I’m just going to try to play like I did today and just play one shot at a time,” Ellison said. “I’ve never won a college tournament before, so (to win) would mean a lot to me.”BYU’s Daniel Summerhays and Robbie Fillmore had identical rounds of 67 and 71 and are tied for fourth at 138. New Mexico State’s Travis Reid and BYU freshman Brady Johnson, who was playing as an individual, are another stroke back at 139.The Cougars’ Clay Ogden is tied for 13th at 141, while Nick Becker stands at 149 in 55th place.Utah is in sixth place at 578, a stroke behind New Mexico State, while Southern Utah is in ninth at 585.Among the other local teams, Utah State is tied for 13th at 595, Utah Valley State is 17th at 599 and Weber State is 19th at 601. Players will tee off beginning at 8 this morning with the final groups going off at 10 a.m. E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Schneiter falls back at U.S. Senior Open

first_imgSACRAMENTO — Sandy’s Steve Schneiter found the going tough at the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday, firing a 6-over-par 76 at Del Paso Country Club, which left him at 10-over-par 220 and 15 shots behind co-leaders Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggert. Schneiter, a teaching professional at Pebblebrook Golf Course, started with a birdie and and ended with a birdie, but in between he only had one other birdie, while recording seven bogeys and a double bogey, leaving him in a tie for 66th place. Earlier he had rounds of 69 and 75 at the par-70 course.last_img

Never-nervous Hackett back in the groove as Utes’ punting weapon

first_imgI’m not going to start any rivalry between Australians and Americans, but it felt good to be hit — it’s been three or four years since I’ve been knocked around. – Tom Hackett said.SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Hackett says he never gets nervous on the football field unless perhaps he’s punting out of the end zone with two seconds left in the game. He has to be the most laid-back guy on the Utah football team or perhaps in all of college football.But that doesn’t mean Hackett doesn’t care, which is why following an uncharacteristically slow start to the season, after winning the Ray Guy Award as the best punter in the nation a year ago, he said he “locked myself into my room for a couple of days” to sort things out.It seems to have worked because the old Hackett was back last Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon where he boomed a career-long 76-yard punt, averaged 60.3 yards for the night, put all three of his punts inside the 10-yard line and added a 33-yard run on a fake punt for good measure.For those exploits, Hackett earned Pac-12 special teams player of the week honors as well as the Ray Guy national player of the week.“I got three of them last year, so I’ve got a ways to go,’’ he said about winning the national award. “So hopefully I can get a few more the next couple of weeks.’’While everyone remembers Hackett’s long run after he had to leap high to keep the snap from going over his head, his punting made a big difference, pinning the Ducks deep in their territory to give the Utes the field-position edge.His first punt of the night, with Utah at its own 16-yard line, sailed over the Oregon returner’s head and eventually came to rest at the Utah 8-yard line. The 76-yard punt was the longest of Hackett’s career and fifth-longest in Ute history.“They put two returners back last year but don’t ask my why, they only put one back this year,’’ he said. “When they put one back, the rugby punt is more effective than the traditional one. When I saw they had one back it’s an opportunity I have to take so tried my best and I torched it.”With the Utes scoring on nine straight drives, Hackett didn’t have to punt until the fourth quarter when the game was well out of hand and he stuck a punt on the 1-yard line and the other on the 4-yard line.In between, came Hackett’s run, which came in a fourth-and-13 situation with the Utes at their own 28-yard line. His first punt hit the overhead wire the TV camera slides on, so he got a rekick. During the short break, the Utes dialed up a run for Hackett to the left side where only one defender was lined up.This time, the always-reliable snapper Chase Dominguez sent a ball so high that Hackett had to leap for it, corralling it with one hand and then taking off toward the left side.Here’s how Hackett described the whole sequence:“Coach says, ‘Hey run the fake.’ I look up and it’s fourth and 13 and I say, ‘Crikey I’m 14 yards back — do the math, I’ve got about 30 yards just to get to the marker.’ I told the boys to keep blocking for me. I’m not the quickest bloke. If I get some good blocks I’ll be able to get there, that’s what I told them.“It happened so quick, I guess I just made it because the gap closed right after I popped through. A second or two more and I might have been dead.’’Hackett was asked if Australians are tougher because they play rugby and Australian rules football, but he didn’t take the bait.“No, I’m not going to start any rivalry between Australians and Americans, but it felt good to be hit — it’s been three or four years since I’ve been knocked around,’’ he said. “I had to take ibuprofen afterwards because I got smacked around the helmet so many bloody times by my teammates. I’m not used to that.’’Hackett now ranks No. 7 in the nation in punting yards at 47.8 and the Utes have moved up to No. 5 in the nation in net punting. Related Red and blue recruitslast_img read more

This former BYU golfer is back in town for Utah Championship with plans A through K for his future

first_imgFARMINGTON — For Daniel Summerhays, his future in golf might be as simple as A-B-C. Or perhaps it’s a little more complicated, like A-B-C-D-E-F and G.Summerhays is back in his old stomping grounds this week playing in the Korn Ferry Tour Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club, just five minutes from his home. He’s sporting the same grin and sunny attitude he displayed 19 years earlier when he won the Utah State Amateur at the same golf course as a 16-year-old.“It’s pretty emotional to be able to play at my home club in my hometown,” Summerhays said Monday after participating in a golf clinic on the Oakridge driving range before heading out to play in a pro-am.“I’m enjoying the game a lot,” he said. “If golf wasn’t results-based I’d be on Cloud Nine.”Unfortunately professional golf is results-based and unless Summerhays turns his game around soon, he won’t be making a living as a professional golfer much longer. And he’s the first to acknowledge that.I’ve been playing some great rounds. It’s a fine line between making it or missing it. I feel pretty encouraged about my game. – Daniel SummerhaysHe’s missed 12 of 15 cuts this year on the Korn Ferry Tour, which until a week ago was called the Tour, and he’s banked less than $10,000 all year. That’s after playing for eight years on the PGA Tour and earning just under $9 million. Last year when he only had partial status on the PGA Tour, he missed 13 of 19 cuts, including nine of his last 10.However, the former Davis High and BYU golfer isn’t making excuses or feeling sorry for himself.“I’ve got roads A, B, C, D, E, F in my mind,” said Summerhays, who then went through various scenarios for his future.“Whether I win one of these next few tournaments and get my tour card back … from that scenario to winning and I’m playing the Masters next April — I’ve got that scenario in my head. I’ve got ‘I’m going to go back to (Korn Ferry) Tour school and see if I can get my status back,’ to ‘Will I be playing some state opens next year?’ I’ve got A to F in order. My family life’s good, I feel good inside and honestly prepared for whatever life throws at me.”Life’s thrown him a few curves in recent years after he appeared to be on his way to a long and successful career on the PGA Tour.In 2015, he was on the verge of making the top 30 on the PGA Tour and qualifying for the season-ending Tour Championship, but missed out at the last possible moment and ended up 31st on the list. So he didn’t get the chance to play in the Tour Championship and automatically get in some big tournaments the following year, including the Masters.He did make the Masters in 2017 thanks to a third-place finish at the PGA and a month later had a great chance at his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial Tournament. But after leading going into the final round, he shot a 78 and ended up in a tie for 10th. Instead of a two-year exemption, he ended up falling out of the top 125 and lost his PGA Tour card after 2017.As poor as his numbers have been over the past 12 months, Summerhays is optimistic about his game. He’s only missed the cut by one or two shots over the last two months and put a final-round 65 on the board just nine days ago in a tournament in Illinois.“At any moment I can hit really good shots,” he said. “I’ve put some really good nine-hole scores together, even some 18-hole scores. I’ve been playing some great rounds. It’s a fine line between making it or missing it. I feel pretty encouraged about my game.”He calls the Korn Ferry Tour “the second-best tour in the world” and points out that several players who have already won on the big tour are playing alongside him.“You have hungry first-team All-Americans, world-beater prodigies who are playing this tour too,” he said. “The competition is deeper and deeper every single year and anybody who comes out and watches this week is going to see some really good golf.”So if Summerhays isn’t able to start making cuts and eventually get back to the PGA Tour as he hopes, will he keep playing competitive golf?“Competitive golf is plans A through F, and G, H, I, J, K is something in the golf industry like coaching or teaching,” he said.Summerhays turned and pointed to the east during his interview, toward the new practice area at Oakridge.“I helped design and finish this short game area and it’s going to be the finest in the state,” he said. “Once it’s all grown in, it has the potential to be one of the best practice facilities in the country.”Summerhays isn’t expecting to win this week just because he’s playing a course he’s played literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of times. He does know a victory would bring him closer to a return to the PGA Tour, but he’s not putting extra pressure on himself.“I’d love to play really well for myself and the fans here,” he said. “I’ve been in the arena long enough to know I have nothing to prove to anybody. I feel good inside. But I’d definitely like to put on a good show and to play well.”last_img read more

Utah’s Tony Finau to compete alongside Tiger Woods this week in Presidents Cup matches in Australia

first_imgLast year, Tony Finau played in the Ryder Cup and was one of the standouts for the losing United States team, winning two of his three matches.The Utah native is back, as one of the top 12 golfers for the U.S., and he will compete in the biennial Presidents Cup matches this week at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.Finau was one of captain Tiger Woods’ “captain’s picks” along with Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and Woods himself. Rickie Fowler was also picked later to replace the injured Brooks Koepka.In announcing Finau as a captain’s pick last month, Woods described Finau as “overall, just a genuinely nice guy who everyone wants to play with.”He also predicted that at the event Finau will “light up the team room but will back it up on the course with consistent play.”Finau said making the Presidents Cup team was a goal of his at the start of the year and he’s excited to have the opportunity to play for one of his idols in Woods. Last year, Finau was also a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup team, which competed in France against the Europeans. The U.S. was favored to retain the Cup it had won two years earlier, but were beaten handily 17.5 to 10.5.Finau tied for the second-best record on the American side behind Justin Thomas with his 2-1 mark. He won his opening Four-ball match with Koepka, but the pair lost the second day. Then Finau defeated England’s Tommy Fleetwood 6 & 4 in his singles match. Deseret News Finau is currently ranked No. 16 in the world. This fall his best finish on the PGA Tour this fall is a tie for ninth at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in October. The four-day competition begins Thursday in Australia with five Four-ball (best-ball) matches. Friday’s play will feature five Foursome (alternating shot) matches, with four Four-ball matches Saturday morning and four Foursome matches Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday all 12 players on each team will compete in singles matches. A total of 30 points will be possible. TV coverage on the Golf Channel will begin Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. MT.The automatic qualifiers on the U.S. team include Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.Players on the International side include Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer, C.T. Pan, Joaquín Niemann, Sungjae Im, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Haotong Li, Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin and Byeong Hun An.The Presidents Cup began in 1994 as a competition between the best golfers in the United States against the top players from around the world, outside of Europe, whose top golfers compete in the Ryder Cup. The United States has dominated the competition, winning 10 times and losing once, in 1998 with the only tie coming in 2003.Earlier in the week, two-time defending Utah State Amateur champion Preston Summerhays, won two of his three matches in the Junior Presidents Cup at the same venue as the U.S. took a 13-11 victory over the International team.center_img Professional golfer, Tony Finau has a laugh with teammate Grace Summerhays as he and Daniel Summerhays play a scramble Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City. Daniel played with his son Jack and Tony played with Grace Summerhays, daughter of Boyd Summerhays.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus makes more than $1,000 donation to Futures Unlimited

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The workers at Futures Unlimited in Wellington are grateful for the support of the local Knights of Columbus chapter and Grand Knight, Roger Roths for their donation of over $1,000 to Futures Unlimited from funds raised from their Tootsie Roll drive. Thanks to everyone who participates in this great fundraiser to support agencies such as ours. Accepting the donation from Roger Roths is Futures President/CEO Tom Kohmetscher.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more