Quick transition provides challenges for USC

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanFollowing their win against Cal, the Trojans have a short week before they face Washington State on Friday in Pullman, Wa. In front of a sellout crowd expected at Martin Stadium, head coach Clay Helton and the Trojans will be put to the test. With injuries piling up and an explosive Washington State team playing in its own stadium, the Trojans have been put on upset alert by many around the country. Scouting the Cougars Led by head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars have come out of the gate strong in 2017. With a 4-0 record, Washington State is currently ranked 16th. This is due, in part, to a dynamic offense. Senior quarterback Luke Falk returns after a junior year that put him on the map. After forcing four interceptions against Cal, the Trojans hope to replicate some of their success in Pullman. But that could be a tall task. Helton said Falk is “about as efficient as there is in the league right now.” He’s been one of the best passers in the country, ranking second in touchdowns and fifth in passing yards. “I think he’s got a really good skill set,” defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said. “He’s played in that system for a long time, he sees the field well and he doesn’t lock in on his first read.” Falk and the Cougars’ offense will test USC’s defense with their run and gun offense, made famous by Leach during his time at Texas Tech. Leach’s offensive philosophy is predicated on getting the ball to his playmakers in space. The running back combination of senior Jamal Morrow and sophomore James Williams has provided Falk with weapons out of the backfield. While the Cougars don’t run the ball often, Morrow and Williams are two players who will be watched closely by Helton and the defensive staff. Junior receiver Tavares Martin, the Cougars’ leading receiver with 390 yards and six touchdowns on the year, will test the Trojans’ secondary. Defensively, the Cougars are led by redshirt senior middle linebacker Isaac Dotson, who leads the team with 26 tackles. Sophomore safety Jalen Thompson is a player to watch in the secondary for Washington State. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold, who has thrown seven interceptions on the year, will need to cut down on turnovers. Healing Up Heading to Pullman on Friday, the Trojans still have several key players banged up. Junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett was held out for the second day in a row.“I think he’s gonna be able to go,” Helton said. “We’ve been pretty cautious with him.”Junior running racks Ronald Jones and Aca’Cedric Ware were both limited in Tuesday’s practice, but Helton expects them to be available. Junior linebacker Porter Gustin is still doubtful for Friday’s tilt. Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe is still working his way back to the field. “We have a calendar mapped out,” Helton said Imatorbhebhe’s rehab. “Things change, everyone’s body is different, but we sat down and met with our staff and Daniel and got a plan so that hopefully within a couple weeks, he can get back.” While junior tight end Tyler Petite has done well with more snaps, getting Imatorbhebhe back would undoubtedly be big for the offense. While Helton and the staff don’t plan to rush Imatorbhebhe back, Helton said he was getting closer.Without a bye week, the Trojans don’t have a lot of time to recover. Helton and the staff have had to adjust accordingly. His first meeting every day is with head athletic trainer Russ Romano. Afterwards, Helton, Romano and his entire staff met to develop a plan for every player on the injury list. “Going 12 games straight, you have to have a great plan for each kid,” Helton said.Angeline Leaves Team News came out on Monday that redshirt sophomore Cary Angeline has decided to leave the team. Citing homesickness and a lack of playing time, the Pennsylvania native will look to get a fresh start at another school. “Cary’s a great kid,” Helton said. “He wants to find a place closer to home to be able to play. Unbelievable student and person. We wish him nothing but the best.” With Angeline’s departure, Trojans’ depth at tight end will be tested. Imatorbhebhe’s absence means the Trojans will have to rely on Petite and freshmen Josh Falo and Erik Krommenhoek to carry the load until reinforcements come.last_img read more

ASA pulls ‘irresponsible’ Coral tweet as Ladbrokes ad cleared

first_img FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has pulled an advertisement from Coral after the advert was deemed ‘irresponsible’.An ad from Ladbrokes was cleared by the ASA, despite receiving five complaints suggesting it encouraged gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible.The advertising watchdog upheld one complaint issued against a post on Coral’s Twitter page after a challenge was raised concerning irresponsibility, and warned that the advert must not appear again in its current form.A Tweet on Coral’s Twitter page, seen in March 2020, featured the text ‘We’re as passionate about the bet as you are. So, get your stake back as a free bet if your horse fails to finish. #CoralRacing 18+, T&C’s Apply’.A link to a video ad was captioned ‘Have another go’ and began with horses racing and superimposed text which stated ‘STRONG, FAST, RELENTLESS, RIDERLESS’.The scene then featured a jockey about to fall off his horse. Further text stated ‘GET A FREE BET BACK WITH FAIL TO FINISH’ while a voiceover repeated it.A man watching looked disappointed until he looked at his phone and smiled. The voiceover stated ‘For the passion of the bet: Coral Racing’.Addressing the complaint, Coral emphasised that the ‘Fail to Finish’ promotion did not encourage repeated or socially irresponsible gambling, reiterating that ‘consumers were not obliged to take up the offer and did not have to use additional funds to qualify for the offer if they decided to have another go’.The firm ‘did not consider that the ad applied undue pressure to place another bet or encouraged gambling any more than what a consumer would normally gamble’.The ASA understood the ad promoted a ‘Fail to Finish’ offer which gave consumers a free bet token matching their bet value up to £10 in the event that their horse failed to finish. We acknowledged that the promotion did not oblige consumers to take up the offer and that consumers did not have to use additional funds to qualify for the offer.“However, we considered that the claim ‘Have another go’, together with the video ad which featured a man whose mood was instantly lifted following a free bet back, gave the impression that the decision to gamble had been taken lightly and was therefore likely to encourage some consumers to take up the offer repetitively. For that reason, we concluded that the ad was likely to encourage gambling behaviour that was potentially harmful and therefore breached the code.”But despite five individuals submitting a complaint against a Ladbrokes advert, the ASA cleared the advert, concluding it ‘did not portray, condone or encourage gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible’.The Ladbrokes ad, seen on February 29, 2020, featured a man filling his car up with petrol while a voiceover stated ‘It’s all about getting them to line up’.The ad showed the price of the petrol which stopped at ‘£77.77’ after which the man said ‘Yes’. The ad then featured a man who was ordering a sandwich. The man twice said, ‘Hit me’ after which a further filling was added to the sandwich, the man then said, ‘When the time is right, I like to double down. Hit me’.The ad then featured a woman in a clothes shop who said: ‘There are few things more exciting than a spinning wheel. I’m going for red, definitely red. OK black’ while she spun a circular clothing rail which contained alternating red and black clothes.Five complainants, who believed the ad showed people who were addicted to gambling taking part in scenarios which mimicked gambling as part of their everyday lives, challenged whether the ad breached the code by portraying gambling as taking priority in life.In its response, Ladbrokes highlighted that the advert was intended to show the excitement of gaming in a metaphorical way which exaggerated real life, with analogies not suggesting that gambling took precedence over the characters’ work or other daily activities.Publishing its assessment in clearing the ad, the ASA stated: “The ad presented three characters engaging in everyday tasks and real-life scenarios that appeared to remind them of different online casino games: a slot machine; blackjack game; and roulette wheel.“The ASA considered that whilst the characters were depicted as momentarily reminded of gambling and engaged in that analogy of the situation, they were not so distracted that they didn’t continue with those tasks.“We also considered that the brief scenarios depicted did not present gambling as indispensable or imply that it took priority in any aspect of the characters’ lives. We therefore concluded that the ad did not portray, condone or encourage gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible, or portray gambling as indispensable or as taking priority in life.” Related Articles SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez ‘not for sale’

first_imgGary Sanchez seems like he’ll be remaining with the Yankees.New York has been asked about potentially dealing away the 26-year-old catcher, general manager Brian Cashman said during a recent interview with the YES Network. Cashman, however, said Sanchez was “not for sale.” MLB trade news: Yankees acquire starter James Paxton from Mariners “We’re going to be, I think, proven correct, we believe (about Sanchez),” Cashman said. “He’ll return healthy, ready to go, motivated to put 2018 behind him and I think he’ll have a chance to be one of the more exciting, dynamic players in 2019.”The Yankees finished 2018 with a 100-62 record and advanced to the ALDS, where they fell to the Red Sox in four games. MLB trade rumors: Yankees still working to deal starter Sonny Graycenter_img Cashman said the Yankees believe Sanchez will have a bounce-back year in 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery in early November. He is expected to be healthy by Opening Day. “He’s a special talent and special player, special person,” Cashman said.Sanchez struggled both offensively and behind the plate last season after he was an All-Star in 2017. He allowed a league-high 18 passed balls while registering a .186/.291/.406 slash line with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs in 89 games. Related Newslast_img read more

This Week On FCPA Professor

first_imgFCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.As highlighted in this post, in a statutory interpretation case that was very similar to the statutory interpretation issues in the “foreign official” challenge, the Supreme Court reminded us that the law means what actual words in a specific statute say (not what other similar statutes may say) and not what the SEC interprets words in a statute to mean.While certain commentators may think otherwise, this post highlights that bribery and corruption allegations are frequently used as the basis for civil litigation and it would be nice if commentators engaged in a bit of research before hitting the publish button and polluting the internet with false and misleading information.This post once again reboots a long-standing FCPA proposal, this time in the aftermath of a recent disclosure by Teradata. The proposal is this: when a company voluntarily discloses an FCPA internal investigation to the DOJ and/or SEC and when one or both of the enforcement agencies do not bring an enforcement action, have the enforcement agency publicly state, in a thorough and transparent manner, the facts the company disclosed and why the enforcement agency did not bring an enforcement action based on those facts.News flash – Canadian businesses prefer less harsh criminal sanctions and other observations relevant to Canada’s movement towards DPAs. (See here).This time of year is heavy on annual reports and other corporate disclosures and this post rounds up various scrutiny alerts and updates.How much do you know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Let’s find out in this week’s FCPA challenge.Stay informed. Read FCPA Professor.To receive posts from the award-winning FCPA Professor website direct to your inbox, click here and go to the bottom left hand of the page to subscribe.Elevate your FCPA knowledge and practical skills at the FCPA Institute – Nashville on May 3-4. To learn more and to register, click here.last_img read more