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13 Dec 18
BLACK CROWN

Manchester United blew the chance to finish top of Champions League Group H as they produced a dire display in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. With Juventus suffering a surprise 2-1 loss to Young Boys, United would have topped the group if they had won at the Mestalla.But that never looked likely from the moment […]

13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

James 5 King James Version (KJV) 5 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as […]

13 Dec 18
Trader 12 - Blog and Tips.

Read PART 2: INDIVIDUAL PLAYER MARKETS here. Find all my stakes and P/L for the tournament here The Eighth edition of the Big Bash League gets underway on December 19th with last years winners Adelaide Strikers travelling to the Gabba, to face Brisbane Heat. This year sees the competition stretch to 59 games in 59 days, […]

13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

Isaiah 38 King James Version (KJV) 38 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed […]

13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:39-40‬ ‭KJV‬‬ http://bible.com/1/heb.11.39-40.kjv

13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

Psalm 67 King James Version (KJV) 67 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. 3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 4 O let the nations be […]

13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

Psalm 66 King James Version (KJV) 66 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. 3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. 4 All the earth shall worship thee, […]

13 Dec 18
Boston Herald
FOXBORO — The Monday morning film session wasn’t enjoyable for anybody in a Patriots uniform. That goes for kicker Stephen Gostkowksi, too. Gostkowski, who remains one of the most reliable kickers in the league, missed an extra point and a 42-yard field goal in Sunday’s 34-33 loss at Miami. Like everyone else, Gostkowski came in and made the corrections. “I could clearly see what I did wrong on the first one,” Gostkowski said. “The second one looked like a lot of kicks that I’ve made before, and it just moved at the end. The thing you’ve got to balance as a specialist is when to make a change and when to not overreact. There’s so many factors that go into how a ball can move. You’ve just got to have the fine balance of doing enough film work, but not too much to where you can overthink it.” Chalk it up as a bad day in an otherwise solid season for Gostkowski. Prior missing a 48-yarder in Week 13 against Minnesota, Gostkowski had converted 60-of-60 attempts from inside of 50 yards (field goals and extra points). But in the past two weeks, Gostkowski has missed on three such opportunities. “I think you always have to have confidence in this line of work, especially at one of the specialist positions,” Gostkowski said. “It’s a very individualistic position in a sport that’s a huge team atmosphere. So it’s a very unique spot. I try to never let my confidence get too down in the dumps. I try to keep an even-keeled attitude and never get too high or get to low. You can get humbled pretty quick in this league. You miss a kick at the wrong time or have a bad game at the wrong time and it can get ugly for you. So I just try not to think too much about it.” As expected, Bill Belichick still has Gostkowski’s back. “Steve’s kicked in the league a long time,” Belichick said. “There’s a lot of aspects to kicking — three people involved, not just one. It’s not like a kickoff where you just put the ball on the tee. So just collectively, we’ve got to — obviously, expectations are high, and hopefully we’ll be able to convert on all of our scoring opportunities. That’s the goal. But nobody takes it more seriously than Steve does. I have a lot of confidence in him.” Three days removed from the disastrous loss at Miami, Gostkowski has put the game behind him. “I sat around waiting to answer questions about it after the game, and no one asked me any,” Gostkowski said. “I’ve kind of moved on to the next game. Newsflash: When a field goal kicker misses a kick, they can only make it or miss it. Only one of two things can happen. That’s just the nature of the business. It’s well deserved. I just try to make a lot more than I miss.” ONLY ONE BIG BEN Losers of three straight, the Steelers seem to be regressing as the regular season closes. But the notion that the team’s collective confidence is plummeting? Bill Belichick isn’t buying that. “If you guys are around competitive guys, you wouldn’t really see that,” Belichick said. “I’m not giving that any credibility at all. Competitive people compete. That’s what they do. Certainly that’s what the Steelers are. I’m sure we’ll get their best, and they’ll get our best.” Belichick lauded the entire Pittsburgh team, but reserved the highest praise for the team’s dynamic passing attack. “There’s only one Ben Roethlisberger,” Belichick said. Belichick added: “He can see over everything. He’s got a tremendous arm. He can deliver with no wind-up or step into the throw. He can flat-footed fire it 50, 60 yards downfield. He’s got great poise, great patience. He knows how long he can wait, and usually he waits until the bitter end and delivers the ball. On the 97-yard touchdown pass to (JuJu) Smith-Schuster, he held it till the last second and got nailed as he released the ball. That’s the kind of thing he does. He’s tough, really tough. I have a ton of respect for him.” Antonio Brown remains Roethlisberger’s No. 1 receiver, and one of the best players in the league, but second-year pro JuJu Smith-Schuster has emerged as a star, too. Smith-Schuster has caught five more passes than Brown (91 to 86) and has nearly 200 more receiving yards. “He’s a dynamic player, tremendous player,” Belichick said. “Great with the ball in his hands. Great hands. Makes some spectacular catches. Hard to tackle. He’s very good.” “You’re not going to get anybody better than these two guys, plus the quarterback,” Belichick continued. “They’ve got a lot of good players, too, but these two receivers are ‘elite elite.’” HEALTHY PATS The Patriots are about as healthy as an NFL team can be in December. Only two players — cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and tight end Dwayne Allen (knee) — were on Wednesday’s injury report. Both were full participants. Gilmore played through the injury against the Dolphins. Allen has missed three straight games. For the Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs), running back James Conner (ankle), safety Sean Davis (knee), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee), and center Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) did not practice.
13 Dec 18
Jesus Works

Psalm 65 King James Version (KJV) 65 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. 4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest […]

13 Dec 18
World Site News

Manchester United were aiming to win a third consecutive Champions League away gameManchester United slumped to a limp defeat in Valencia as Paul Pogba’s glaring miss and Phil Jones’ own goal ensured they passed up the chance to win Champions League Group H.United were already assured of qualification for the knockout stages, and a win…

13 Dec 18
National Post

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Jordan Howard picked the perfect time to break through for the Chicago Bears. The running back was at his best on a night when quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled, running for a season-high 101 yards to help the NFC North leaders beat the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams 15-6 last week. […]

13 Dec 18
TODAY NEWS

MICHAEL OWEN blasted Jose Mourinho’s management of Paul Pogba. And…

13 Dec 18
High Velocity Sport

No practice for James Conner, Ben Roethlisberger https://ift.tt/2ElToYP No practice for James Conner, Ben Roethlisberger Posted by Mike Florio on December 12, 2018, 8:06 PM EST Getty Images The Pittsburgh workweek began Wednesday without a couple of key […]

13 Dec 18
East Bay Times
[cq comment=”BY RYAN SABALOW AND DALE KASLER, SACBEE”]Hoping to head off one of the biggest California water wars in decades, state officials Wednesday proposed a sweeping, $1.7 billion plan to prop up struggling fish populations across many of the state’s most important rivers. Capping 30 days of feverish negotiations, the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife unveiled a dramatic plan that would reallocate more than 700,000 acre-feet of water from farms and cities throughout much of the Central Valley, leaving more water in the rivers and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to support ailing steelhead and Chinook salmon populations. That’s enough water to fill up three-quarters of Folsom Lake, and several thousand acres of farmland would be fallowed as a result. In addition, agricultural irrigation districts and municipal water agencies up and down the Central Valley have tentatively agreed to surcharges on their water to pay for massive habitat restorations to help fish — improved spawning grounds, development of nutrient-rich floodplains and more. The districts would kick in a total of $800 million and the state is planning to contribute $900 million, using water-bond proceeds and other sources, said Karla Nemeth, director of the Department of Water Resources. The proposal was quickly blasted by many environmentalists as insufficient to save the fish. But members of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration said it would smooth the way to make progress on the rivers as early as next year. “It’s exciting and an important way to make things actually happen in a timely way,” Nemeth told members of the State Water Resources Control Board. Chuck Bonham, director of Fish and Wildlife, said the compromise plan represents an effort at “collaboration over conflict.” It was far from certain, however, if the plan would bring peace to warring water factions. The board was set to vote later Wednesday on an even more dramatic proposal to roughly double the amount of water that stays in the rivers in order to benefit fish populations. The plan, unveiled over the summer, would require Valley farmers and cities such as San Francisco and Modesto to surrender even greater amounts of water than the plan presented by Nemeth and Bonham. Notably, Bonham and Nemeth said they were unable to secure compromise agreements from water agencies that draw on the Merced and Stanislaus rivers — two of the most important rivers in the Valley watershed. And the plan they did propose found little favor in the environmental community, which could sue in an effort to block the proposal. Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council said the state plan doesn’t go nearly far enough in requiring cities and farms to relinquish water. “The state keeps asking for less to get to ‘yes,’” he said in an interview. Trout Unlimited — an organization where Bonham worked for a decade — rejected the plan, too, saying it “falls short of meeting the needs of fishing families and salmon and steelhead in too many California rivers and the Delta estuary.” Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon urged the board to vote right away: “The salmon are at the point where they can’t wait any longer.” The state water board has spent years studying water flows on the Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds, and earlier this year rolled out a final plan for leaving 40 percent of the San Joaquin’s flow in the river and its tributaries. A similar plan for the Sacramento River watershed was set for a vote next year. State water board officials describe the situation as dire. In the San Joaquin rivershed, currently as little as 20 percent of the water stays in the rivers. Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the board, has said the status quo has put endangered fish species “on the verge of collapse,” even as she has acknowledged the hardships that farms and cities would face because of the board’s proposal. She said the board was attempting to “achieve that elusive balance” between the environment and human needs. The state board, composed of Brown appointees, was poised to vote on the flows reallocation plan last month. But it agreed to a postponement after the 11th-hour request from Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, who wanted to give state negotiators more time to reach a compromise with local water agencies, farmers and others. “A short extension will allow these negotiations to progress and could result in a faster, less contentious and more durable outcome,” Brown and Newsom wrote in November. “Voluntary agreements are preferable to a lengthy administrative process and the inevitable ensuing lawsuits.” The settlement plans unveiled by Bonham and Nemeth represent a partial solution. For instance, the city of San Francisco partnered with two agricultural irrigation districts in the San Joaquin Valley on a compromise agreement covering flows on the Tuolumne River, the third main tributary of the San Joaquin. Those water agencies would give up as much as 99,000 acre-feet of water and would spend millions on habitat restoration. Bonham said the Tuolumne agreement represented “a touch of courage” on the part of San Francisco and the farm districts. Similar settlements were made on the Sacramento, American and Feather rivers, and by water users in the Delta itself. The plan unveiled Wednesday comes at an unusually contentious time in California’s water world. The Trump administration, which wants more water shipped to Valley farmers, has pledged to sue California to block the plan that the water board has been contemplating. In recent weeks, it’s stepped up pressure on state officials by threatening to withdraw the federal government’s support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16.7 billion Delta tunnels project, according to environmental groups that are fighting the tunnels.