Park managers of Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP), a protected area 33 kilometers off the coast of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, are now considering to limit tourism activities in the area even when tourism fully resumes. Park managers of Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP), a protected area 33 kilometers off the coast of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, are now considering to limit tourism activities in the area even when tourism fully resumes. (Photo courtesy of ARNP Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)The decision came after the number of critically endangered hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Apo Reef doubled during the community quarantine period. In an interview with The Manila Bulletin, Krystal Dayne Villanada, protected area superintendent of ARNP, said they have recorded 29 turtle emergence from March to August this year, almost doubling the original 15 recorded nests in the same period last year. She said 21 of these were nesting emergence, which meant that the turtle successfully laid its eggs. The management took this growth as a positive effect, especially during the closure of Apo Reef to tourists amid the travel restrictions imposed by the national government. Though the area has now partially reopened to local residents following the easing in safety protocols, the carrying capacity continues to be at 52 visitors per day, half of the original 104. But even when tourism fully resumes, Villanada said they will be exploring the possibility of limiting tourism activities, primarily on Apo Island, the largest among the three islands in Apo Reef, so as not to distort the nesting of turtles. The main geographical features of Apo Reef are submerged, which makes it also a popular diving spot both for local and foreign divers. The three islands that mark it on the surface, include the Apo Island, Apo Menor (Binangaan’), and Cayos del Bajo (Tinangkapang). Apo Island is approximately 22 hectares which harbors mangroves and beach vegetation, whereas Apo Menor (Binangaan’) is rocky Iimestone island with relatively few vegetation, and Cayos del Bajo is a coralline rock formation with no vegetation.Among the three, Apo Island is a famous beach and camping site, where the majority of tourists would often come onboard boats.Though considered as another tourist magnet, part of the conservation efforts is protecting the environment where the species thrive, to which Villanada said beach and swimming activities might be soon limited in certain parts of the island.“Campsite will not be affected. But maybe activities like turning the lights off at an earlier time [will be part of the plan]. Avoiding roaming around the island in the evening will also be implemented because usually the turtles lay their eggs at this time,” she said. Lights in the island were usually turned off at 10p.m. but she said they might soon adjust it to 8:30p.m. to minimize disturbance. “These activities will be discussed and presented to the management board during our last quarter meeting this October,” she added. The Apo Reef, also considered as the second largest atoll-like reef in the Philippines, is teeming with 285 species of colorful marine life, including tropical aquarium fish, snappers and the crevice-dwelling moray under its clear blue waters.It was declared as a protected area under the category of Natural Park by Presidential Proclamation No. 868 that was issued in 1996.The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) listed the Apo Reef for consideration of UNESCO as a world heritage site.It was also declared a tourist zone and marine reserve by virtue of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro Sangguaniang Bayan Resolution No. 1108 in 1983.In 2018, at the time when the tourism department recorded an all-time high tourist arrivals in the country, both foreign and local tourists generated around P8.1 million in revenue from visits to the marine protected area in Occidental Mindoro. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
Bossier Parish Community College Athletic Director John Rennie has named Brenda Nichols as the college’s new women’s basketball coach. Nichols takes over the Lady Cavaliers basketball program from Rennie, who stepped down in March.“My family and I are so excited about being part of the BPCC family and community,” said Nichols. “I am very honored to have been chosen to take Lady Cavalier basketball to the next level, and to continue building on the vision that has already been established. Louisiana is my home state and I am extremely motivated to be back. I am ready to share my knowledge and vision for the women’s basketball program with BPCC and the community.”“This is just another step in the right direction for BPCC Athletics to become a championship program in the NJCAA,” said Rennie. “Brenda brings great experience and tremendous passion to the Lady Cavalier basketball program. It excites me to be able to turn the women’s basketball program over to a new head coach who will keep improving on what we have already built.”Nichols comes to BPCC after spending the previous 12 years as the head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In her 12 years at Sam Houston, Nichols won SHSU’s first women’s Southland Conference championship and earned the first NCAA Division I post-season tournament appearance in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). In total, Nichols has 16 seasons of experience as an NCAA Division I head coach having spent four seasons at Mercer University prior to Sam Houston. After winning the Southland Conference regular season in 2013, the Bearkats played in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) for the first time in school history, playing a first-round game at Tulane. Nichols’ players set 27 school records and earned All-Southland Conference honors 12 times during her tenure.From 2011-2013, the Bearkats won a combined 53 games, the best three-year stretch in program history. The 18 wins both in 2012 and 2013 equaled the school mark for most victories in one year at the Division I level (tying the 1988 and 1996 squads).Nichols played collegiately at Sam Houston for two years from 1987-89. She was the leading scorer on the 1988 SHSU team that finished with an 18-9 record. Her 17.8 career scoring average stands as the second-highest mark in Bearkat women’s basketball history. In 2014, Nichols was inducted to the Sam Houston Athletics Hall of Honor.Prior to attending Sam Houston, Nichols was a NJCAA All-American at Western Texas Junior CollegeA native of Jennings, La., Nichols has three children Brady, 24, Brock, 16, and Brelee, 12.— Charlie Cavell, BPCC Athletic Coordinator— Featured photo of Brenda Nichols courtesy of BPCCPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
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See also:Chelsea clinch FA Youth Cup final placeChelsea youngsters crowned European champions againChelsea draw at City in Youth Cup final first legChelsea Under-21s win at Man CityHiddink plays down Hazard’s Spurs comments Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Who is Jake Clarke-Salter?:A guide to Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup-winning captain Chelsea lifted the FA Youth Cup for a third year in a row with a comfortable 3-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.Following the 1-1 draw in Friday’s first leg, goals from Dujon Sterling, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori completed a 4-2 victory on aggregate.AdChoices广告It is the fifth time out of the last seven that the Blues have won the trophy, going back to 2010 when Rohan Ince and Josh McEachran – now at Fulham and Brentford respectively – were part of the Chelsea side to beat Aston Villa.Led by Jake Clarke-Salter, who made his first-team debut this month, the current crop of young Blues kept the ball well against City in the first half but struggled to carve out chances until Mason Mount twice shot wide just before the break.They took the lead deep into first-half injury time when the City defence and goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw misjudged a long ball on the edge of the box and Sterling nipped in to score.City thought they had equalised early in the second half when Isaac Buckley-Ricketts tapped in after Chelsea keeper Nathan Baxter had saved, but the flag went up for offside.And a few minutes later, the home side doubled their lead. Abraham, who missed the first leg through injury, got on to an Isaac Christie-Davies cross and his looping header drifted in off the underside of the bar.Only good goalkeeping by Grimshaw prevented a dominant Chelsea from running up a larger score, though he was beaten again by Tomori’s bullet header from Mount’s cross.City did pull a goal back late on, Brahim Diaz netting after the Blues defence had failed to clear a corner, but Chelsea closed the game out.It was Joe Edwards’ last match in charge of the Chelsea youngsters before moving on to a new role overseeing the development of some of the players out on loan.
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Member of the Right Brigade Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. 1,294 Share on other sites B-Rich Kings Comets: Purple and Green Charlotte Hornets are close (teal not green) Competent Goofball Dad Kings Comets: Purple and Green Members Recommended Posts Posted March 16, 2016 Sports Logo News Link to post SportsLogos.Net ColeJ 483 posts 303 Purple, green and gold are Mardi Gras/ Carnival colors, thus their use by the New Orleans Jazz, New Orleans Hornets and Pelicans “NOLA” Mardi Gras unis, and the old ECHL Mobile Mysticks: MCM0313 The Milwaukee bucks wore purple and green for a while. 4_tattoos 71 Posted March 15, 2016 Sheriff of Planet Funkatron Buffalo MCM0313 Share on other sites Link to post ColeJ Link to post 1,151 Posted March 15, 2016 Share this post Sports Logo News 0 All Activity 0 B-Rich Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,294 Forums Home 4_tattoos 2,591 MCM0313 Utah Jazz CrimsonBull9584 Buffalo Sports Logos Share on other sites Share on other sites 303 6,476 posts This topic is now closed to further replies. 71 The Jazz (unfortunately) currently use navy blue instead of purple. Just purple and green is a rarity. Even when the Bucks had purple and green, they had silver as a third color. Location:USA 1,259 Sign in to follow this Members Share this post 1,151 I remember on maddenteams.com, back when that site was still a thing and didn’t have to be accessed via Wayback Machine, there was a template for a purple-and-green team called the Jokers. The green was more lime than kelly. 3,530 posts Members Share this post 1,294 0 0 Charlotte Hornets are close (teal not green) 2,591 Location:Waxahachie, Texas 2,591 Now they’re a junior team, and wear purple and black. I miss the old WPHL days though. I use to play semi-pro football in the Mid Continental Football League. There was a team up in Cincy called the Kings Comets and their color scheme was purple and green. I recently checked back in on them and see that they still have the same uniforms and colors. I began to think to my self; “what other teams and colleges have purple and green as their color scheme”? 1,259 Location:Atlanta, GA Location:Ohio SportsLogos.Net 924 posts Followers 0 Link to post Posted March 17, 2016 5,338 posts Posted March 15, 2016 Go To Topic Listing Link to post 0 Members New Orleans Jazz 2,591 Share this post CrimsonBull9584 Posted March 15, 2016 Sports Logos Members Forums Home Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. Link to post Location:Ohio Share on other sites 2,591 303 Link to post 3,530 posts Members 0 1,151 Location:Old Metairie, LA By CrimsonBull9584, March 15, 2016 in Sports Logo News 71 The Fort Worth Brahmas used to wear purple, black, and green around the turn of the century. New Orleans Jazz Utah Jazz Members Share this post 0 I have yet to come up with an answer. Are there any teams, college or pro, that use purple and green as their primary colors? 2,591 Share this post 2,565 posts MCM0313 Followers 0 Sign in to follow this All Activity 1,259 21 hours ago, Buffalo said: Share this post Posted March 16, 2016 Kings Comets: Purple and Green
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Five of their seven victories have been shutouts, including the last three – 61-0 over Reeths-Puffer, 70-0 over Grand Rapids Union and 54-0 over Kenowa Hills.The Sailors have been nearly as dominant, beating their seven opponents by a combined score of 312-86. They only have one shutout, but have raced past their last four opponents – Reeths-Puffer (44-6), Jenison (42-7), Kenova Hills (48-6) and Gran Rapids Union 65-0).Even more impressively, the Sailors came from behind to beat three high quality opponents – Canton, Zeeland West and Rockford – in the first three games of the season.Mona Shores quarterback Tristan Robbins battles for yards against Rockford. Photo/Jason GoormanNow the Sailors and Big Reds will go head-to-head on Friday at 7 p.m. at Mona Shores, with the inside track for the conference title and local bragging rights on the line.LocalSportsJournal.com will be on hand to cover all of the exciting action at the Big Reds-Sailors showdown, as well two other important games with playoff implications – Fruitport at Reeths-Puffer and Whitehall at North Muskegon.In truth, a loss on Friday would be far from the end of the world for Muskegon or Mona Shores. Both teams have already qualified for the state playoffs, and both stand a good chance of making long postseason runs, regardless of the outcome of this game.The two teams probably won’t run into each other in the playoffs, as they have in the past, because Mona Shores will go in as a Division 2 team while Muskegon, which is usually on the border between Divisions 2 and 3, will almost definitely be in the D3 playoffs this fall.But when you have two great teams, representing schools just a few miles apart, the stakes are very high. Both squads desperately want to win, to claim the title of local King of the Hill.That’s a very big deal in a high school football-crazy area like Muskegon.“This is the first time that both teams will be undefeated going in,” said Mona Shores Coach Matt Koziak. “I told the kids, you deserve all of this, for all of the effort you’ve put in. They are going to have a packed house, they’re going to play a great team, and it’s going to be a great game.La’darius Jefferson pushes off Kenowa Hills’ No. 7 Brycin Alexander. Photo/Jason Goorman“There has been no issue getting the kids jacked up for this one.”Muskegon Coach Shane Fairfield agrees that the big matchup will be good for both teams, especially since it’s separated from the playoffs by a week.“We get to play a team that’s 7-0 and is going to help prepare you for the playoffs,” he said. “But you get to face them in Week 8. You get a chance to recover, instead of jumping right into the playoffs. If we make some mistakes, we’ve got a week to correct them and we’ll still be playing the following week.”While Fairfield acknowledges the importance of the game, he said he’s not buying all the hype leading up to it.“To me, it’s just another football game on the schedule,” he said. “It’s Week 8. The series is something like 35-6, so I don’t know if you can call that a rivalry. In my opinion, us and Lowell are more of a rivalry.“I’m not going to let our kids buy into all the build up for this. (Mona Shores) is undefeated so they’re obviously doing something right. It’s good for the area fans to see two undefeated teams go at it.”Historically the series is pretty-one sided, and understandably so. Muskegon is the winningest football program in the history of the state, while Mona Shores struggled in football for decades.The Big Reds lead the overall series 29-7, and beat Mona Shores 14 straight times between 1983 and 2013.But the series has evened out a great deal in the past few years. Mona Shores, under Koziak’s direction, has quickly evolved into a local and state power. The Sailors earned their stripes against the Big Reds by beating them two years in a row, 48-27 in 2014 and 21-18 in 2015.D’Anthony Davis finds the end zone for the Sailors. Photo/Jason GoormanMuskegon bounced back and beat the Sailors 21-10 in a rematch in the playoffs in 2015.Koziak said the back-to-back regular season wins over Muskegon were a huge psychological lift for his program.“You can talk about beating Lowell or Muskegon or Rockford, but until it’s done and kids see it, it’s still in the back of their minds, ‘is coach just saying that?’” Koziak said. “To actually do it makes a big difference.“In 2014, these seniors were freshmen. In 2015 our juniors were freshmen. We beat them both years. These kids saw it, they were part of the program. They say that this can happen, that they can do this.”Muskegon won 36-15 last year, but the Sailors led after the first half, which was symbolic for them. Mona Shores was fielding a cast of mostly new starters, and Koziak knew it would take a year to get the new kids up to their full potential.The Sailors finished 5-4 in 2016, but the majority of starters returned this year, and the Sailors are once again winning at full throttle.“I think we were extremely young, and our kids battled,” Koziak said. “It was more a lack of experience. It was that way all year, when we were just a couple plays away from the outcome being different. Against Muskegon we were up 15-14 at halftime, then they shut us down in the second half.“We have a lot of kids back with experience this year. We thought we would be really good, and the kids have lived up to expectations, especially with the tough schedule we’ve had.”Clinton Jefferson Jr. on the Muskegon rush. Photo/Jason GoormanBoth teams feature explosive offenses that hurt opponents on the ground and through the air, as well as extremely stingy defenses.Muskegon’s running game has enough weapons to give opposing defenders nervous conditions.All-purpose senior quarterback La’darius Jefferson leads the pack with 800 yards rushing on 79 carries with 10 touchdowns. He’s averaging 10.1 yards per carry.Another serious threat is running back Lonnie Clark Jr., who has rushed for 538 yards on 37 carries for a 14.5 yard average. He has scored seven touchdowns.Clinton Jefferson Jr. has gained 403 yards on 29 carries for an average of 13.9 yards per touch. He’s scored seven touchdowns. Davion McCall has 350 yards on 19 carries for an average of 18.4 yards per touch. He has four touchdowns.In the passing game, La’darius Jefferson has completed 53 of 81 passes for 933 yards and 15 touchdowns, with only two interceptions. He has several favorite receivers, including Clinton Jefferson Jr. (17 catches, 370 yards, seven touchdowns), Mccall (12 catches, 112 yards, one touchdown) and Lamarion Sherrill (nine catches, 162 yards, two touchdowns).Defensively, linebacker Ali’Vonta Wallace leads the Big Reds with 45 tackles. Eli Jackson has 31, Teandre Evans has 28 and Romel Beasley has 22. Willie Shanks Jr. has picked off five passes.Mona Shores is led offensively by senior quarterback Tristan Robbins, who has completed 62 of 98 passes for 998 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also rushed for 361 yards and six touchdowns.The Sailors are anchored in the backfield by D’Anthony Davis (440 yards on 59 carries and eight touchdowns) and Sincere Dent (479 yards on 54 carries and five touchdowns). The leading receiver is Keyshawn Summerville, who has hauled in 27 receptions for 351 yards and three touchdowns. KeSean Sandifer (130 yards) and James Gilbert (118 yards) are also favorite targets for Robbins.Mona Shores’ other dangerous receiver, Damari Roberson (12 catches, 235 yards, two touchdowns) tore his ACL earlier in the season and is out for the rest of the year.Davis is the Sailors’ leading tackler with a total of 60 stops. Jacob Wahlberg has 40, Dent has 38, Colt Stout has 37 and Josh Hill has 34.Coach Fairfield, who has led Muskegon to a state championship game four of the past five seasons, and has faced many great teams across Michigan, appreciates what the Sailors have accomplished this season.“What stands out about them is their athleticism, their speed on the edge, with the bubble screens and the jet sweeps,” Fairfield said. “They have a tough-nosed quarterback in Robbins. He may be undersized, but looking at him and seeing him play are too different things. We’re very aware of his toughness and heart.“The same thing with their one back, Dee Davis. You look at him with a T-shirt on and you think there’s nothing to him, but I tell you what, he’s a scrappy cat. He’ll fight his way for extra yards, which is impressive.“And defensively, they’ve playing really well. They’ve got some D-1 guys who have some (scholarship) offers. We’ll see how we match up.” $0.00 Displayed poorly Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Other (657) Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Other Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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Last Updated: 19th May, 2020 07:35 IST NBC Says 2.35 Million Viewers For Live Golf’s Return To TV The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year. First Published: 19th May, 2020 07:35 IST Written By LIVE TV The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports says was 16% higher than the final of the Dell Match Play last year.The TaylorMade Driving Relief on Sunday from Seminole Golf Club was shown from 2 p.m. to just after 6:30 p.m. on NBC, Golf Channel, NBCSN, along with NBC Sports and PGA Tour streaming outlets.Rory McIlroy won a closest-to-the-pin playoff worth six skins valued at $1.1 million as he and Dustin Johnson defeated Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. More than $5.5 million was raised for COVID-19 relief funds, with more donations being accepted through Tuesday.NBC used the Match Play as a comparison because only four players were on the course in both formats. Kevin Kisner beat Matt Kuchar in the Match Play last year that a total audience delivery of 2.03 million. NBC says the Skins game at Seminole was roughly the same as viewership for network coverage of the PGA Tour in the second quarter of 2019.NBC says there were 762,000 average viewers from the 25-54 age group, which was two-thirds more than the same age group watching Match Play last year, and 44% more than PGA Tour coverage from the second quarter last year.The Sunday exhibition also had linear coverage on Sky Sports and other PGA Tour global media partners. Streaming was available on NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime Video, GolfPass, GolfChannel.com and GolfTV. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW US
The Ravens will get the benefit of the doubt until they turn in their card late Thursday night.Whether staying at 16th overall or moving elsewhere in the first round, Ozzie Newsome has a variety of directions he can go in the final draft of his Hall of Fame-caliber run as general manager that includes two Super Bowl titles and 10 playoff appearances in 22 years.Despite signing three veteran wide receivers this offseason, Baltimore needs a pass-catching tight end and could still use another receiver with upside for both the present and future. After losing two starters from last year’s offensive line, a tackle such as Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey or even center Frank Ragnow from Arkansas would make sense despite neither being a sexy pick for an anxious fan base.You could try to sell me on not being able to resist a special defensive talent such as Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith somehow sliding down the board, even if that would continue the post-Super Bowl XLVII theme of neglecting the offensive side of the ball. These are the defense-obsessed Ravens, after all, so that wouldn’t be all that stunning.But a quarterback in the first round?Nope.Absolutely not.Sorry, that’s a hard pass.As owner Steve Bisciotti famously said in February, the Ravens have “bigger fish to fry.”Yet the smoke persists with NFL Network’s Mike Mayock becoming the latest draft maven to mock Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson to the Ravens at No. 16. It’s one thing when a run-of-the-mill reporter or draft enthusiast makes the connection in the hundreds of mock drafts currently circulating the internet, but the likes of Mayock and Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer are connected throughout the league. At the very least, the Ravens are making it appear that they’re seriously considering drafting Joe Flacco’s heir apparent in the first round as Jackson reportedly even took a pre-draft visit to Baltimore.To be clear, this isn’t an anti-Jackson stance. The former Heisman Trophy winner is an intriguing talent who has a chance to be a good NFL quarterback if he lands in the right environment, the same caveat that applies to other high-profile signal-callers in this year’s draft class.Putting aside the warm-and-fuzzy narrative of Newsome taking the Ravens’ quarterback of the future in his final draft, let’s look at reality.With Bisciotti admitting he considered replacing John Harbaugh at the end of last season, do you think the 11th-year head coach and his staff are going to be receptive to a first-round pick unlikely to make any meaningful impact this year when they’re in win-now mode and very likely fighting for their jobs after missing the playoffs three straight times? That puts them in an unfair position.No matter how they spin it, taking a first-round quarterback would be a clear message that the Ravens are done with Flacco. You can point to the final year of the Alex Smith-Kansas City marriage that resulted in a trip to the playoffs as much as you’d like, but we still have no idea if Patrick Mahomes will work out for Andy Reid and the Chiefs, making that a flimsy example to use as justification.In today’s NFL, the benefit of hitting on a quarterback in the draft is the flexibility it provides with the salary cap, but the Ravens will have essentially wasted the first year of that rookie contract and would still be dealing with $16 million in dead money on the 2019 cap by cutting Flacco next offseason. Sure, you could give his release a post-June 1 designation to push $8 million of that dead money to 2020, but that does you no good during free agency, meaning you’ve now minimized the benefits of the second season of that four-year rookie contract. That’s not a good start, and that’s assuming Jackson or whichever first-round quarterback you’d like to envision actually pans out.Beyond those realities, does the current regime really deserve to reboot at the quarterback position yet? Why should the Ravens be trusted to build around another quarterback when they’ve done such a dismal job putting talent around the one who led them to their second NFL championship five years ago?And please spare me the talk about Flacco’s contract.The Ravens rank last in the NFL in non-quarterback money invested in the offensive side of the ball, according to OverTheCap.com. They’ve used just four of their 17 total picks in the first, second, and third rounds of the last five drafts on offensive players while attempting to recreate the 2000 defense with underwhelming results. Since investing nine figures in the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player, the Ravens have consistently asked Flacco to do more with less than virtually any quarterback in the NFL.To be clear, Flacco has underperformed and needs to own his share of the team’s shortcomings like anyone else, including the front office and coaching staff. There are legitimate reasons to doubt his future, ranging from his steadily-declining yards per attempt to concerns about his durability as he enters his mid-30s.The end could very well be near for Flacco.But the Ravens owe it to themselves and to their longtime quarterback to put their best foot forward for 2018 in Newsome’s final draft. They’ve hired a new quarterbacks coach in James Urban, who has a good reputation around the league and will hopefully address Flacco’s mechanics that have regressed since Gary Kubiak’s departure three years ago. Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Willie Snead are each coming off down seasons, but they bring diverse skills to the passing game and have all tasted NFL success to varying degrees in the past. Investing meaningful draft picks on the offensive side of the ball would put the finishing touches on an offseason in which the Ravens brass can at least say they made more of an attempt to help Flacco than the usual dollar-store signings and Day 3 draft picks of recent years.If he shows no meaningful improvement in 2018 from what we’ve seen the last few years, I’ll be the first to say it’s time to move on. New general manager Eric DeCosta can then begin his own quest for a new quarterback as the organization would likely be in transition in more ways than one.This isn’t a special case like the New York Giants having the second overall pick and wondering if they’ll have another golden opportunity to replace their aging quarterback. The Ravens are picking in the middle of the first round and would be taking the fourth- or fifth-ranked quarterback in the class at best. Starting over by drafting a quarterback is never a high-percentage play and shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially when you’d be moving on from someone who once got you to the pinnacle when he had enough talent around him.Newsome taking a quarterback Thursday would essentially be letting Flacco take the fall for his own shortcomings in recent years.I’m still not buying it being the Ravens’ true play, but such an outcome would cap a lackluster finish to his long and successful run as general manager.
Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels MANCHESTER UNITED youngster Aliou Traore has completed a season-long loan deal to join French side SM Caen.The Red Devils teenager has headed back to his homeland in search of regular first-team football with the Ligue 2 outfit.Manchester United youngster Aliou Traore has joined French side SM Caen on loanCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe 19-year-old Frenchman can play either in central midfield or in wide areas.He has impressed since his 2017 move from Paris Saint-Germain and scored four goals in 14 appearances for United U23s as they earned promotion last season.Traore will wear the number 15 shirt at Caen, who finished 13th in France’s second division last term after being relegated from Ligue 1 in 2019.The highly-rated youngster is yet to feature for United’s first-team and recently admitted he was ready to make the jump.Traore told RMC Sport: “I have become a more complete player in three years. “I have put on a fair amount of muscle and I am stronger physically, I have become better tactically…I think that I am a player who is ready for professional football.“In terms of how I have progressed, I am happy with my three years. But at the same time I imagined that I would already be a bit further ahead. Playing and training more regularly with the first-team squad.“Now, these three years must enable me to play at the professional level. I’ve acquired a background at the youth academy in Manchester that I want to use at a higher level now.“I hope that happens in Manchester, if not then why not go and get playing time elsewhere. But if I leave, it is for a first team. I do not want to leave Manchester to be in the same situation elsewhere.”Traore has become the latest United youngster to leave Old Trafford this summer.Tahith Chong is training with Werder Bremen ahead of his expected loan move to the Bundesliga next season.While Angel Gomes joined Lille on a permanent deal before he was immediately loaned back out to Portuguese side Boavista.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he ‘can’t fault the boys’ despite slew of missed chances in Europa League quarter and semi-finals Football player touch female referee s breast! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Most awesome bullfighting festival REAL vs FAKE GOLD People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017