Isaac Asiamah appointed Minister designate for Youth and Sports

first_imgGhana President Nana Akufo-Addo has confirmed the appointment of Isaac Asiamah as the country’s new Youth and Sports minister designate. The Member of Parliament for the Atwima Mponua constituency in Ashanti replaces Nii Lantei Vanderpujye.The Ghanaian leader released the final batch of his batch of ministerial nominees to serve in his government on Thursday.He is currently a member of the Parliamentary select Committee for Youth and Sports.He hails from Tano Odumasi in the Ashanti Region and is married with three children.He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and has also served on the Parliamentary Committees for Mines and Energy as well as the Public Accounts Committee in the past. He had previously worked as the National Youth Secretary for the incoming government New Patriotic Party (NPP).last_img read more

Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers: Ryan Tannehill, Patrick Laird, Breshad Perriman go from waiver pickups to playoff ‘starts’

first_imgThe fantasy playoffs carry on in Week 15, and we’re back with more great sleepers to hopefully carry you to a fantasy football championship. It all starts this week with Patrick Laird, who is lined up for 15-20 touches in a favorable matchup. It might feel weird to rely so easily on a recent waiver wire pickups, but Laird has the Giants is a great play given how poorly they defended Philadelphia’s weak rushing attack last Monday. The red-hot Ryan Tannehill also gets a frequently torched Texans pass defense, while Mike Evans-replacement Breshad Perriman lands on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble against a weak Lions secondary. If tight end is more your need, there are certainly options there, as well. David Njoku gets the dream matchup with the Cardinals, Ian Thomas could step in for Greg Olsen again, and O.J. Howard might finally get his chance to shine. Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesTampa Bay Buccaneers @ Lions (Heyen). The Bucs’ defense was very bad in the middle of the season after impressing early on, but a matchup with David Blough is enough to continue the trend of improvement Tampa Bay has shown of late. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Vikings (Iyer). They’re at home with healthy playmakers, and this could be Kirk Cousins’ worst game of the season.Kansas City Chiefs @ Broncos (Lutovsky). Drew Lock has looked great in his two starts, but a divisional road game in Arrowhead Stadium is different than playing the Chargers at home or Texans on the road. The Chiefs defense has forced eight total turnovers and limited opponents to fewer than 18 points in each of the past three games, so expect it to bait the rookie into some mistakes. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerOur Week 14 sleepers were a bit of a mixed bag. Derrius Guice was off to a decent start before getting injured, while Patrick Laird and Alexander Mattison both got the touches but not the overall production. Ryan Tannehill delivered, and Jacoby Brissett had a solid game, too. WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPThe two biggest wins in our sleeper picks came at the WR position, where Darius Slayton and A.J. Brown paid off in droves for anyone who played them. Sadly, it was canceled about by the enormously sad outing of Vance McDonald, though we’ll try to weasel out of that by pointing out he exited early with a concussion.MORE WEEK 15: Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emWeek 15 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsPatrick Laird, Dolphins @ Giants (Billy Heyen). Laird carried the ball 15 times and added five targets in Week 14, so if he gets another 15-20 touches against the Giants’ stinky defense, he could put up decent numbers. New York allowed Boston Scott to ball out in a similar usage, so you can ride with Laird this week.Sony Michel, Patriots @ Bengals (Vinnie Iyer). This is an excellent matchup that should feature positive game script for running backs. Things are in order for him to smash after several weeks of doing nothing of note.Peyton Barber, Buccaneers @ Lions (Matt Lutovsky). No one wants to do it, but the Lions have one of the worst run defenses in the league and Barber has received at least 11 carries in each of the past three weeks. He seems to be the preferred option around the goal line over Ronald Jones, too. Either way, there’s a solid ceiling here even if there’s also low floor. MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWeek 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksRyan Tannehill, Titans vs. Texans (Heyen). Tannehill has been a legitimately good fantasy quarterback, and the Texans are one of the league’s worst pass defenses. If you’re streaming a QB this week, it should be Tannehill.Jared Goff, Rams @ Cowboys (Iyer). Forget about the road narrative and the Cowboys’ pass defense supposedly being good. Those trends are out the window in what should be a shootout.Jacoby Brissett, Colts @ Saints (Lutovsky). Brissett put up good enough numbers against the Bucs last week (251 yards, two TDs, 26 rushing yards), and he gets another favorable matchup this week. Playing in the Big Easy is never, well, easy, but New Orleans allows the 10th-most fantasy points to QBs, and you have to figure Brissett will be throwing a lot.  MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversChris Conley, Jaguars @ Raiders (Heyen). This is assuming DJ Chark (foot). If he is, Conley is probably the most talented option in this passing game against a secondary that’s easily burned deep.A.J. Brown, Titans vs. Texans (Iyer). There’s no chasing the breakout week here. We’re thinking he quickly rises to high-end WR2 status because of his red-hot QB and the matchup.Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers @ Lions (Lutovsky). With Mike Evans (hamstring) out, Perriman will get a chance to step up as Tampa’s No. 2 receiver. He started trending upward in Week 13 when he caught five-of-six targets for 87 yards, and he managed 70 yards and a score last week. Justin Watson stole some looks, but with Perriman likely locked in as the No. 2 receiver in preparation for this game, he should be relied upon more. Against the Lions porous defense, that could mean big things.  WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsIan Thomas, Panthers vs. Seahawks (Heyen). This is a Seattle defense that just allowed more than 100 yards to Tyler Higbee. Start Thomas with confidence this week.O.J. Howard, Buccaneers @ Lions (Iyer). They’re going to need to use him more as a big target with Mike Evans (hamstring) down, and the matchup is good enough.David Njoku, Browns @ Cardinals (Lutovsky). Our stream-against-the-Cardinals strategy backfired last week when Vance McDonald was held to just one catch for three yards before exiting with a concussion. We’re trusting the process, though, as Arizona still ranks well above everyone else in fantasy points allowed to TEs. Njoku didn’t do much in his return from a wrist injury last week (one catch, four yards), but he proved to be healthy, which is half the battle. Expect more involvement this week.  last_img read more

Vintage Video: ‘It’s a goal!’ The crazy decision that infuriated every England fan

first_imgFive years ago this weekend, Frank Lampard’s wonder strike against Germany beat Manuel Neuer, rattled off the crossbar and flew past the line into the goal. 2-2 in Bloemfontein, game on.BUT, Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda continued play as the German goalkeeper picked the ball up, as if nothing had happened.In the end, two goals from Thomas Muller, and goals from Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski saw Germany win the game 4-1 with Matt Upson scoring England’s only goal.The defeat was the Three Lions’ biggest in a World Cup and saw Fabio Cappello’s side knocked out of the World Cup in the last 16 knock out stage, but don’t remind Mark Saggers…last_img read more