Dear Editor,Concerning GECOM, I have some questions. Whatever happened to the fraud investigation of buying expensive pliers and non-functioning radios?Will there be any inquiry why the Chief Officer and Secretariat did not do any work on election preparation, although the PNC was defeated since December 2018, and they said they could be ready for election in 3 months. For the elections, follow the GPS principle of driving – do you want the fastest route, shortest route, and do you want to avoid toll routes. We have a constitutional deadline to meet! (Imagine how many roads we could have fixed and electricity improved with the many billions spent on new unneeded registration!).Will the new Chair look into diversity in hiring and the denial of a job to former deputy chief Elections Officer, Mr Vishnu, although he was the most qualified and experienced and highest scoring?Obviously, the Secretariat staff (lacking in diversity) seems to be cooperating well with the PNC agenda of dragging it out. Will the new GECOM Chair put an end to all these shenanigans and follow the constitutional timeline?From news reports, you get the feeling that Alexander is running things at GECOM. Will the Chair, please step up and clamp down on the trampling of the constitution. You can’t choose an elaborate, unnecessary process over more efficient means to meet urgent constitutional requirements. That is simply wicked. In a week’s time, the caretaker government becomes illegal.Sincerely,Jerry Singh
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local man Shaun Jacquard is fighting for his life according to a GoFundMe account set up on his behalf by his cousin Meagan McLean.McLean shares, Jacquard is in his 30’s with two boys, Ethan (15) and Felix (4). Jacquard has always been the life of the party, and the light in the room. She goes on to share he definitely is the one person in the world that deserves a second chance.The GoFundMe account set up July, 17th has raised $1510.00 of its $10,000 goal.- Advertisement -In the account description, it shares Jacquard was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Synovial Sarcoma which is in his right lung and has grown into his chest cavity.According to the account, Jacquard found out that surgery is not an option for treatment and he was deemed palliative, the time left in his life is dependent on how the cancer responds to treatment.On Monday, July 15, 2019, one of the two chemo pills he could take was denied funding.Advertisement The funding raised from the GoFundMe will help the family pay for Jacquard’s Chemo pills which will hopefully extend his life and give him a better quality of life so he can spend it with his family, shares the account.To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERE
8 8 2. Giorgio Chiellini – Perfect for: Man United – Click the arrow for more – Its almost mind-boggling to think Man United spent in excess of £150m during the summer and failed to address arguably their biggest concern in central defence. The Red Devils are reportedly set on eventually luring Borussia Dortmunds Mats Hummels to Old Trafford, but they must surely keep an eye on other potentially available players as well. One such player is Juventus highly-respected centre-back Giorgio Chiellini. The Italian is in the last year of his contract, although he will likely remain in Turin unless an unbelievable offer comes his way. 8 5. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – Perfect for: Man City – Click the arrow for more – Manuel Pellegrini may have dropped a bit of a clanger when he allowed Alvaro Negredo to leave at the end of the summer window without bringing in a replacement striker. Should he decided to move for a replacement in the winter, then he should look no further than Schalke hitman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The Dutchman is out of contract in the summer, but given Schalke have cashed in on a player early before (selling Lewis Holtby to Tottenham), they could do it again. 8 6. Nigel De Jong – Perfect for: Man United – Click the arrow for more – Despite their extravagant spending this summer, Man United remain a club in flux and one that still need to address a number of areas. One of these is still central midfield. Despite drafting in Daley Blind from Ajax, the Red Devils could do with a real bruiser to protect their fragile back four. Dutchman Nigel De Jong was uttered as exactly that solution, and while United opted against moving for him six weeks ago, they could reignite interest with the midfielder reaching the end of his AC Milan deal. 8 4. Jon Flanagan – Perfect for: Liverpool – Click the arrow for more – Unquestionably one of the unearthed gems of last season, it would be a minor disaster if Liverpool were to lose Jon Flanagan when his contract expires next year. Everything suggests he will pen a new deal at Anfield as soon as he returns from a lengthy injury lay-off, but with his potential there for all to see, he could attract the attentions of other established clubs. 1. Glen Johnson – Perfect for: Tottenham – Click the arrow for more – With Liverpool looking pretty stacked in the full-back area, it seems increasingly likely that Glen Johnson will be allowed to leave Anfield when his contract expires. There have been silent calls for him to take his chances abroad much like Ashley Cole and Micah Richards, but he could find a suitable home in the Premier League at Tottenham. Beyond Kyle Walker, Mauricio Pochettino has few options at full-back, recently playing Eric Dier in that role. 8. Sami Khedira is out of contract in summer 2015 and would be perfect for Arsenal – Click the arrow to see seven more players available to sign pre-contract agreements in January – The Real Madrid man seemed destined to leave the Bernabeu during the summer, but a move failed to materialise. Two bit-part appearances for Los Blancos this season is indicative of his place in boss Carlo Ancelottis plans, so expect him to seek a move at the next possible opportunity. Arsenal were rumoured to be talking to him earlier this year and would be foolish not to reignite that interest in January. The Gunners have the funds to sign him early, but might opt to agree a pre-contract and snap him up for nothing come June. The summer transfer window may be closed, but as a number of clubs will attest to, the winter window can’t come around quickly enough.The likes of Man United, Tottenham and Liverpool have endured mixed starts to the new campaign, while their rivals are still showing areas of weakness that need to be addressed soon.January may still be over three months away, but for the clubs in need of further strengthening, work will start now on engineering the next purchases.However, a brief look over the list of players in the final year of their contract offers some particularly interesting reading.Click on the arrow above to see which players could be snapped up in January either permanently or on pre-contract agreements. 8 8 3. James Milner – Perfect for: Liverpool – Click the arrow for more – Although he may be frequently derided for his less glamorous approach to the game, James Milner remains a very talented and dependable footballer. It is therefore perhaps a little surprising that he is could be available for nothing come the end of the season. The former Leeds United man is arguably an ideal addition to Liverpools ranks, especially given his workman-like approach similar to that of Dirk Kuyt. Brendan Rodgers recent deployment of Raheem Sterling as a wing-back was a little baffling, and if he is going to use this tactic in future, Milner would be the perfect selection, with the England man defensively astute and capable of producing excellent crosses. 8 7. Yevhen Konoplyanka – Perfect for: Tottenham – Click the arrow for more – One of the most talked about names last January was Dnipros Yevhen Konoplyanka, as both Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly battled it out for his signature. Fast forward 12 months and the same man could be at the centre of transfer dealings again, as his contract reaches its conclusion. Although Liverpool have made great advancements in wide areas, Spurs still seem to need the level of wizardry Konoplyanka would offer.
tense gameday cracker “Ronaldo is older than Rooney yet he’s at the top, and Rooney is in the USA.”“Rooney could have been alongside Ronaldo but he didn’t look after himself.”@JasonCundy05 has strong views on @WayneRooney’s career 👀 pic.twitter.com/9kGditvOgH— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 15, 2018 BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “So we’re talking Wayne Rooney; is he going to go down as a Manchester United living legend, an England living legend as leading goalscorer for club and country?“He doesn’t get in my first 11 for Manchester United and he doesn’t get into my greatest England team either.“When I first saw him as a 16-year-old he is still the best English teenager I have ever seen.“But think of this, Cristiano Ronaldo is older than Wayne Rooney. Yet he is still scoring goals in the Champions League, in Europe for his club and his country. 2 Most Popular Football Stories Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rooney and Ronaldo’s career paths went on completely different trajectories scrap revealed LATEST The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Rooney, who is still playing club football in America for DC United, is his country – as well as Manchester United’s – record goalscorer.However, former Chelsea defender and talkSPORT presenter Jason Cundy feels as though the 33-year-old hasactually underachieved.Comparing Rooney to his old United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Cundy claimed the Englishman really should have made more of his career.The duo were insatiable together at Old Trafford, tearing defences apart at will as they romped to three Premier League titles and a Champions League medal.But with Ronaldo still going strong in Serie A with Juventus, the talkSPORT host can’t help but wonder ‘what if?’ when it comes to the former Everton starlet. 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Wayne Rooney has been accused of ‘not looking after his body’ and failing to get the best out of his career.The former England captain was invited back to international football to claim his 120th and final cap against the USA on Thursday in honour of his achievements for the Three Lions. “Yet Wayne Rooney went out to America to grass. Unfortunately for him, he has not looked after himself, he’s not looked after his body and he has regressed as Cristiano Ronaldo has become the world’s greatest player.“Wayne Rooney could have been alongside him! But he hasn’t been there for a number of years and there are a number of reasons for that.” Rooney’s career petered out somewhat at Man United Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City
The owner of one of Donegal’s largest refuse companies has ben allowed another six months to pay almost €40,000 in fines to Donegal County Council.Mr Jim FerryJim Ferry, the owner of Ferry’s Refuse, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today seeking more time to pay the fines. The fines relate to a fine and costs to Donegal County Council arising out of a court case in October 2013.Ferry was found guilty of the illegal disposal of household waste at Doire Ui Frill, Falcarragh, on June 10th, 2010 following a there day trial.He was fined €12,000, given a six month suspended sentence and ordered to pay costs of over €30,000 to Donegal County Council.The case followed an extensive undercover investigation by Donegal County Council.On Monday, Judge Paul Kelly was shown covert video recordings showing Ferry’s distinctive green and yellow bin lorry dumping waste in pre-excavated holes in a field across from his mother’s house in June 2010.The recordings were made by Donegal County Council’s Waste Enforcement Officer, Mr Dearn McClintock, who was taken to the isolated location by an anonymous member of the public.A subsequent geophysical study found that an estimated 1,000 cubic metres of rubbish was buried in the area.Mr Ferry’s solicitor told the court today that a total of €39,750 in fines are still to b paid to Donegal County Council.Judge Paul Kelly said he was not sure if he had the jurisdiction to allow extra time but adjourned the case until November 16th to see how the payment of fines went.REFUSE COLLECTOR HAS CASE TO PAY €40,000 FINE ADJOURNED was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Tags: premier leaguetop The 2018/19 Premier League season promises to be yet another thrilling marathon like every upcoming campaign of the most loved and watched league in the world.City come into the season as defending champions but no team has successfully defended their crown since Manchester United did so in 2009. Many think that Liverpool pose the biggest threat towards Pep’s side but United, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal will be fancying their chances too.Unlike in the past, the transfer window shuts before the first game of the season and i make my submission with just over 24 hours to its close.Champions – Manchester City.Yes like i mentioned earlier, no side has won back to back Premier League titles since United won three in a row between 07 and 09 but i am tipping City to go one better than all the previous nine winners.There has not been too much transfer activity going on at the Etihad this summer and apart from record signing, Riyad Mahrez, City has not made any other major acquisition but how does one improve such a squad that made history last season? Clear not even the best manager could tinker with it.At the close of last season, i thought Pep needed another Centre half but with captain Vincent Kompany looking in good shape and John Stones having a descent World cup, buying another defender would only destabilize the set up that still has last season’s best defender in Nicholas Otamendi and a certain Aymeric Larporte who is yet to find his feet in the English game. The purchase of Algerian star, Mahrez only adds options to arguably the best attack in the league as they still have the core that win them the title last season.City may not win it by 100 points like they did last season but to me, the serial winner in Pep will have enough in his armory to ensure his side doesn’t get complement and win a second league crown on the trot.2- Liverpool. It would be absurd to think Liverpool has not improved both their first team and squad this off season. Jurgen Klopp will be feeling the pressure that comes with spending big but it is worth the risk if he is to win his maiden silver ware at Merseyside.The acquisition of Brazilian goalkeeper Alison Remses Becker looks set to end their shot-stopping issues that have existed for almost an eternity and solves the puzzle at the back. When you go back to Van Dirk’s arrival in January, the team looked a whole lot organised at the back but still let in cheap goals that i think, had they not slipped in, Liverpool would have finished in the top two.They now have a keeper capable of winning 7-10 points for them and adding the tally that will be achieved by the devastating trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and last season’s top scorer- Muhammad Salah at the other end, they will be a force to reckon with.Lets not forget that they have also brought in Brazilian enforcer, Fabinho and Naby Keita to improve their midfield that looked out of sorts at times last season. The two may not be big names but their abilities clearly fit into Klopp’s style of play and will clearly add value to the team.For Xhaden Shaqiri, he is more of an option in attack but imagine him coming on against a mid-table side with Liverpool drawing. He will clearly add an extra dimension upfront with his direct running and bang, may be the Reds will win half of the games they drew away to such teams last season, points that will help them challenge City this upcoming season but end up finishing second.3- Chelsea. The Blues have had a frustrating summer as more of their stars are linked with moves away from the Bridge than them purchasing others. Mauricio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte after last season’s disappointing 5th place finish and joining him as the major signing is Brazilian-Italian, Jorginho. What Jorginho brings to the team is the deep-laying play-maker that has eluded Chelsea for a while and with Fabregas aging, the lito Italian brings much needed energy and creativity in front of Ngolo Kante that the team lucked for the entirety of last season.Sarri will without a doubt impose his style at Chelsea and looking their preseason, the players will adapt to it sooner rather than later.Thibaut Courtois may be headed for Real Madrid but once a deal for 23 year old Athletic Bilbao keeper is completed by Chelsea, they will have gotten a keeper who is capable of playing in Sarri’s style. He may not be in the caliber of Courtois as yet but i see him becoming one of the very best in future.With all that said and Hazard staying at the Bridge, their biggest concern will be center half and who bangs in the goals at the other end. Yes the goals will go in as i believe Alvaro Morata will come good this season and like Napoli did under Sarri for years, Chelsea will be ok with scoring three and conceding two.The sole reason i think they will finish third is that the others below them will have more issues to deal with as Chelsea grip onto third place.4- Manchester United. Whether Paul Pogba joins Barcelona or not, United will have the same old problem-Jose Mourinho.With all that have in their ranks, it is difficult to assess why they have under achieved especially last season. Mourinho has brought in one major signing in Fred but i am still yet to be convinced on how he improves the first team. He is certain to get playing time as Nemanja Matic does not start the season because of injury and how United fans will be praying that he hits the ground running and by time that Serbian giant returns, the two be paired in front of world cup winner Paul Pogba, that’s if the later doesn’t force a move out of Old Trafford on transfer deadline.The simple reason that makes me think United will only finish fourth is that they have not addressed their weak areas from last season and the fact that Mourinho has already started popping up with excuses. The team looked hapless at the back last season with David Da Gea saving them in almost every match and just hours to the close of the window, only Diogo Dalot has been added. Will he start? I don’t think so, leaving United with the same starting back-line as last season and with the players in it, i see the same old problems from last season.The other area that they lacked in, was upfront. Romelu Lukaku is good but he can’t get any better than he did last season and to me, he is not a striker to get United over the white-wash.The only way United overcome the Lukaku issue is if Marcus Rashford and January signing Alexis Sanchez step up and we all know the later can but with the way Jose wants him to play, it will take more than his tenacity to achieve that.United to complete the top four.5- Arsenal. Yes Arsenal has improved especially with the purcahse of goalkeepr Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephen Liechestiner and Lucas Torreira but the billion dollar questions is, are they the players that take them back to the top four? To me it’s a simple ‘no’.The four are an improvement to the team but when you compare it with the other squads, one struggles to fit two or three players in City, Liverpool, Chelsea or United’s team. Yes Wenger left but the Arsenal hierarchy has not done much in terms of transfer funding to suggest that the team will be miles ahead of the Frenchman’s.I see them struggling at both the back and midfield departments despite of the fact that i think they will score more goals at the other end than last season as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, two proven goal scorers have the entire season ahead of them and with Mesut Ozil having only Arsenal to think about after retiring from the National team, he will clearly be an improved provider for the pair.The best Arsenal can do is finish fifth.6. Tottenham Hostspurs. Mauricio Pochettino has failed to improve a squad that proved lacking last season and i think it will be their down fall.For spells last season, they looked to be ordinary especially whenever either Harry Kane or Christian Ericksen was out of the team. That is a sign of a team that does not have a solid foundation. Like i stressed at the start of last season, Tottenham need an option to Kane which i doubt they will get in the last hours of the window.They looked magnificent in the middle last season but with Moussa Dembele’s exploits at the Russia World cup coupled by Victor Wanyama’s injury issues, i don’t think they will be as good as last season. Dele Ali is also now starting to prove he is English after all-one or two good seasons at the beginning and then losing it.It is painful for Spurs to finish behind Arsenal but i think they will do exactly that this time round unless they make two or three deadline day signings which is highly unlikely.Spurs to finish bottom of the top six.Comments
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt StroudThe growing season of 2015 has turned out to be a roller coaster ride of moisture stress (both too much and too little), disease pressure, and curiosity in the mind of the grower as to what’s really out there in terms of yield.We started 2015 with an abundance of rainfall across the state from north to south, causing late planting dates in some areas and prevented planting claims in others. Depending on which field you are standing in, yield potential seems to range from very good to very poor. Near record yields appear to be anticipated in parts of the southern Ohio area, as well as pockets of central Ohio, whereas dismal yields from drowned areas and flooding appear as you look north.As corn plants neared reproductive stages, northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot could be found in most of the state. Growers that applied fungicides to help prevent infection are now happy that they had done so. NCLB infection has continued to increase in severity throughout the growing season. A cooler than usual August allowed for high spore reproduction, and the disease continues to infect leaf tissue.A majority of soybeans experienced flooding or soil water saturation prior to when reproductive stages began around the summer solstice (sometime around June 21). This has caused virtually all the ugly soybean diseases to show their face throughout the growing season. Diseases ranging from Phytophthora root rot to brown stem rot to sudden death syndrome have been observed this season, and, depending where you are in the state, some of them at a high level of severity.With all this, growers are asking themselves, “What kind of yield potential is out there?” The simple answer is that it depends on the county and the field. This year I think we will see the top range, the bottom range, and everything in between.For corn, using the yield estimator at pioneer.com should give you a good approximation. For soybeans, I find it much harder to calculate yield because seed size is so variable. Also, the plant’s diverse ability to compensate for missing plants often leaves you looking for what an “average” plant looks like. In general, for soybeans I think yield will be sporadic this year. Earlier varieties benefited from rains in July and early August, whereas later maturities may have been hurt from a dry second half of August.As we near and begin harvest we look for more disease to show up. In soybeans look for sudden death syndrome to appear more, especially with the wet spring we experienced. This disease infects early in plant life and shows symptomology later in the reproductive stages. In corn, ear molds and stalk integrity will be on the forefront of our minds. Ear molds such as diplodia, Gibberella, Trichoderma and more may be seen as we near harvest.Stalk integrity is in question on weaker stalked hybrids. June rains pushed a high amount of available nitrogen out of the root zone, causing N deficiency in many fields across the state. Any field that experienced N loss should be monitored for stalk integrity as harvest begins and progresses. The plant will mobilize N from the stalk to make the final push to fill the kernels. As this happens, plants that experienced N deficiency will experience weakened stalks. Scout your fields as harvest begins to monitor for ones that may need to be harvested before others. Also, contact your seed salesman and inquire as to which hybrids you have that may be at higher risk than others.As we go into 2016, crop management will continue to be crucial. In future growing seasons, make sure you are managing your nitrogen and managing disease to maximize yields. For soybeans, continue to manage disease with fungicides as well as adding new seed treatments to aid with SDS and SCN. When asked, growers and researchers alike generally state that environment and genetics are the top two contributors to yield.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180416_RyanMartinHeavy rain is done in the west and central part of Ohio this morning, but we have rain holding on over the eastern third to quarter of the state. This rain will likely linger into midday before pushing east into PA. Cold air is rushing in on the backside of the moisture, driven by strong NW flow across the great lakes. Temps are shifting to well below normal levels, but honestly look to be a little bit better here than farther west in Indiana today. The northern half of Ohio will see temps in the 30s to low 40s, while the southern half of the state will push into the mid and upper 40s still. We likely see our coldest air overnight tonight. Adding insult will be strong NW winds, making it feel even colder. Light moisture holds over the state through the entire day, but there will be significant holes in the precipitation coverage. We are not looking at liquid equivalent being any more than a few hundredths to perhaps a tenth of an inch, but with temps being where they are, we have to allow for wet snow to fly over northern areas pretty much at will. And, we can see rain mix in too.Tomorrow seems colder over a larger part of the state and looks to have more moisture around, particularly up north. The map shows temps tomorrow afternoon as compared to normal. From I-70 northward, we would not be surprised to see a coating to an inch of wet snow from midnight tonight through tomorrow. There likely is nothing developing farther south tomorrow. But, the chilly air is not leaving anytime soon, and we see clouds reluctant to break up in the south.Dry weather is in for overnight tomorrow night through the bulk of Wednesday.Our first tweak of the forecast (from last week’s thoughts) is to push our midweek action back slightly. While we now see most of Wednesday dry, clouds build late in the afternoon. Scattered light rain showers then break out closer to overnight Wednesday night and then linger though most of Thursday. Rain totals still look to be from a few hundredths to .25”, but we are increasing coverage to 80% of the state. The best rains will be from US 30 northward.Dry Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is our next slight change in the forecast – the dry weekend. Temps stay cool for the end of the week and start of the weekend, as we continue to see mostly NW flow dominate the eastern Corn Belt. However, on Sunday, winds turn more S and SW ahead of our next system for early next week. This should allow temps to moderate back closer to normal. WE do not expect a big push above normal, but still, Sunday will likely end up bringing the warmest temps of the next 7 days.Clouds will slowly increase through the day Monday, but we should stay dry, while action develops off to the west. Our next system pushes into Ohio overnight Monday night into Tuesday morning. This low pressure circulation will be coming up from the SW. Scattered showers fall statewide through Tuesday and into early next Wednesday. Rain totals are expected to be around .25”-1” over 70% of the state. The heaviest action seems to set up through central Ohio, but this projection is nearly 10 days out…so a lot can happen between now and then.We should be dry for the start of by Wednesday evening, and strong Canadian high pressure slowly sinks off to the southeast. That keeps the region dry for the night of the 25th along with the 26th and 27th, which is another forecast change, also in our favor. This should bring impressive southwest flow up on the backside of the high for the 27th. That southwest flow will warm us to near normal temperature levels. A cold front works in from the northwest for the 28th and 29th. Rains with that front remain in the half to 1” range with coverage at 80% of the state. Behind that we look dry for the remainder of the month into early may. However, that dry forecast is rooted in yet another Canadian high, so that means we likely see a cold finish to April and start to May, with temps a good 5-15 degrees below normal.
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts before a preseason game with the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFPFOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — The previous time Patriots quarterback Tom Brady opened a season at home against Kansas City in 2008, it ended with him limping off the field with a season-ending knee injury.Now nine years removed from the most significant injury of his career, Brady said it is the furthest thing from his mind as New England prepares to host the Chiefs on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul With minimal new film of Kansas City’s starters to dissect at this point, Brady is expecting to see plenty of wrinkles from what he called an “explosive” unit.One of the players he singled out was cornerback Marcus Peters. Peters tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions during the 2015 regular season. He followed that up by tying for second in the league with six picks in 2016.Brady also is expecting to be challenged by safety Eric Berry and the active linebacker duo of Derrick Johnson and Justin Houston.“They have playmakers,” Brady said. “When they’re roaming around, you can’t just stare them down right where you want to throw the ball. It’s always a little cat and mouse with safeties and cornerbacks. … That’s why they force that many turnovers.”But Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said familiarity alone won’t be enough to get Brady off his game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “Yeah, I didn’t think about that,” Brady said Monday. “Time flies.”What’s also a distant memory is the unfamiliar situation he found himself in last season when he was forced to sit out the first four games of 2016 after accepting his four-game “Deflategate” punishment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBrady brushed off that disappointment by capturing his fifth Super Bowl in February. Now he’s happy just to be thinking about football and how to get the best of a Kansas City team that was the AFC’s No. 2 seed in the playoffs last season.It’s a unique challenge for a Patriots offense that will have several new options for the 40-year-old quarterback to utilize as he tries to deal with a defense that ranked first in the NFL last season with 33 takeaways. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I don’t know if it helps. You’re aware of how good he is,” Sutton said. “When you play (271) games, pass for 61,000 yards — or whatever he has — you’re playing against a football player, a quarterback that’s really talented, that has a great skillset — great command of his offense in all regards. It’s just a huge challenge.”But even at 40, Brady said opening a season in prime time still offers the same excitement as it did early in his career.“Everyone’s pretty amped up for this one,” he said. “It’s been waiting a long time for this. … It’s a big game and it’s an important one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Federer calls medical timeout ‘precaution’; del Potro next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’