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Amendments to the Law on Hospitality came into force


first_imgThe new Law on Amendments to the Law on Catering Activity regulates the manner and conditions under which legal and natural persons may perform catering activity, and entered into force on 17 November 2018.Ugh where to start first hehe is a question that goes through my head first. When you just look at this abbreviated version of the Law, obligations and regulations, it is difficult for a person not to be sick and weak, let alone an entrepreneur who should be an accountant, lawyer, etc.… Too many regulations, various frameworks, administration that suffocates entrepreneurship. It is common knowledge that the fewer taxes and regulations, entrepreneurship flourishes, and instead of less administration and the influence of the State, we are more and more dealing with papers, instead of real business.The Ordinance will prescribe special standards for facilities in the household and family farm, which will achieve a diversity of accommodation tailored to the needs and interests of individual groups of guests.Providing the possibility of performing catering activities, in addition to special hospitals and health resorts, and other health care institutions, companies for performing health care activities and health care workers who independently perform private practice, in accordance with special regulations governing health care.Arrangement of a new type of facility in the household and on the family farm, facility for Robinson accommodation.Landlords who provide catering services in the household on 17 November 2018 on the basis of approval decisions issued by 1 September 2007, ie before the entry into force of the Ordinance on the classification and categorization of facilities in which catering services are provided in the household (Official Gazette no. 88/07.) or based on the decision issued on the occasion of a request made before 1 September 2007 shall , in order to continue the provision of catering services with emphasis tags for category (star) at the facility in which provide catering services, file a proper request for issuing decisions on approval for the provision of catering services in the householdetc.…Perhaps the whole situation is best described in the attached video where one entrepreneur describes his working day.However, in any case, there is an abbreviated version of the new Law on Amendments to the Law on HospitalitySide dish:Law on Amendments to the Law on Catering Activitylast_img read more


Carl Jenkinson posts emotional message to Arsenal supporters after joining Nottingham Forest


first_imgAdvertisement Jenkinson featured for Arsenal during their pre-season tour of the United States (Picture: Getty)‘I have played 70 games for Arsenal which if you told me I would do as a kid I would’ve laughed at you. I take many great memories and friendships from my time at this special football club, and it is a chapter in my life that I will cherish forever.‘I see a great future for this club under the current manager and coaching staff, and I look forward to seeing this unfold. As for now, I’ll take my seat back in the stand, as a fan, with the rest of you.‘With love, Jenko #afcArsenal’s supporters have paid tribute to the departing right-back and wished him well ahead of next season in stark contrast to their reaction to Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux.Nouveau joueur, nouveau maillot, retrouvez-le dès maintenant ici ➡ https://t.co/6Jb2BRKbIo pic.twitter.com/eCfsGaSUYS— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) August 6, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 2:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Koscielny has been widely-condemned after the Ligue 1 club announced his signing with a video of him taking off an Arsenal shirt to reveal a Bordeaux one underneath.Legendary striker Ian Wright blasted the Frenchman over his lack of respect for the Gunners, saying he should be ‘ashamed’ over the manner in which he left the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal AdvertisementAdvertisementJenkinson’s Instagram post read: ‘This is a message that is hard to write so I’m going to keep it short. I’m leaving Arsenal in pursuit of a new challenge and a fresh start, and ultimately to play regular football again.‘I can’t really put into words what it has meant to me to play for this club, but what I can say is I have truly lived my dream. This brings me to you, the proper Arsenal fans, as I have lived your dream too.‘It has been an up and down journey for me but I hope you all have seen how much it has meant to me and know that I have given it my all. Carl Jenkinson has bid farewell to Arsenal after joining Nottingham Forest (Picture: Getty)Carl Jenkinson has admitted that he has lived his ‘dream’ by playing for Arsenal after writing an emotional farewell post to the club’s supporters on Instagram.The 27-year-old’s eight-year spell with Arsenal came to an end on Wednesday when he completed a £2m move to Championship side Nottingham Forest.Jenkinson made eight appearances under Unai Emery last season and featured 70 times for Arsenal in total after joining from Charlton Athletic for £1m in 2011.The one-time England cap also spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons on loan at West Ham as well as part of the 2017-18 campaign with Birmingham City.ADVERTISEMENT Carl Jenkinson posts emotional message to Arsenal supporters after joining Nottingham Forest Advertisement Commentlast_img read more


VNG evaluating options for Norwegian subsidiary


first_imgGerman-based utility VNG AG, is exploring strategic options including “a strategic partner” for its oil and gas exploration and production business in Norway and Denmark, VNG Norge AS.The company on Thursday said it engaged Citigroup to assist VNG AG in the evaluation of different options.“As VNG AG sees long term value creation potential in the E&P-business, the main objectives are to maximize the value of VNG Norge and to support further growth to position the shareholding as a leading player on the Norwegian Continental Shelf together with a strategic partner,” VNG said.VNG’s Norwegian subsidiary being reviewed has recently filed a development plan for the Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea. It is the operator of the field with a 30 percent stake, with partners being Point Resources (45%) and Faroe Petroleum Norge (25%).Reuters in November 2017 reported  VNG was looking to sell VNG Norge for up to $500 million.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to VNG to ask what options are being considered now, and whether those included a potential sale of its Fenja field stake, or a sale of the whole subsidiary.The spokesperson said: “No, we are not looking to sell down parts of ownership in Fenja or other assets. The main objective is to maximize the value of VNG Norge AS and support the further growth. That’s why we are looking for a strategic partner to realize this plan together.”As for the reports of the possible sale of the company, the spokesperson said it couldn’t comment on that.As for the Fenja field, the partners are planning to invest NOK 10.2 billion ($1.2B), with planned production start in 2021. The production period is expected to be 16 years. The field contains recoverable resources of approximately 100 million barrels oil equivalents, mostly oil.Overall, at the end of 2017, VNG Norge held interests in 32 licenses in Norway, two in Denmark and participated in five producing fields and in three field developments.  VNG was earlier this week offered 8 offshore blocks  in Norway as part of the APA 2017 licensing round – two as operator, six as a partner.The company, based in Stavanger and Oslo, has approximately 100 employees and generated sales of approximately €365 million in 2016.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more


England drops Foden, Greenwood for COVID-19 rule breaches


first_img Loading… “As a consequence I will now miss the opportunity to travel to Denmark with the squad, and that hurts. I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgement.” The players, who will miss Tuesday’s match against Denmark, were “naive,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. “I recognize their age but of course, the whole world is dealing with this pandemic and there’s responsibility on every age group to make sure that they play their part in keeping each other safe and not spreading the virus,” Southgate said. “So we’re certainly not underestimating how important it’s been to try and keep that bubble as we have.” The English Football Association launched an investigation. “We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps,” the FA said. “We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.” Both players will return to their clubs in Manchester. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Largest Cities In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England players Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were fined by Icelandic authorities and dropped from the squad on Monday for breaching coronavirus rules in Reykjavik after making their international debuts. Social media video was published purporting to show the players meeting women from outside the team bubble after the 1-0 victory against Iceland in the Nations League on Saturday. The 20-year-old Foden and 18-year-old Greenwood, who were both fined 250,000 Icelandic króna ($1,800) by authorities, were sent back to England and will miss Tuesday’s match against Denmark. The England travelling group, which is regularly tested for COVID-19, was exempt from the Icelandic requirements to quarantine for five days on arrival on the basis that they stayed with the same group except when they were at the stadium for the match. The players did not leave the team hotel but still breached the protocols that were put in place to ensure national teams could play their first international matches since the pandemic was declared in March. “I made a poor decision and my behaviour didn’t meet the standards expected of me,” Foden said in an apology statement. “I breached COVID-19 protocols put in place to protect myself and my England colleagues.last_img read more


Rodgers won’t risk club harmony


first_img Rodgers said he has “complete confidence” that any player he signs for Liverpool will not be a disruptive influence. He can see why some might perceive signing Balotelli as a risk, but one worth taking. “With every player we assess and look at, of course, character is very important and no player would come here if I felt it couldn’t work,” Rodgers said. “If I feel someone cares enough, I will give them everything, and thankfully we have a culture here that creates talents and gives them the opportunity to blossom. “As long as they show they care and want to learn and develop, we can give them the opportunity.” He added: “Players and people come in all different shapes and sizes and have different traits. You can’t throw a blanket over everyone. “This isn’t like many clubs. Liverpool is a club that is a real strong family football club, with values and ethics that run over many years. “I, as the manager, will fight to protect that always, so no matter what player or professional at the club, they will abide by that. “But we understand that sometimes you have to take a risk with people. And a lot of the time, if you take that risk you can get a reward for it.” Balotelli is a proven performer, but the baggage that comes with him is considerable. His spell with Manchester City from summer 2010 to January 2013 was a whirlwind one, with occasional sparkling performances interspersed with volatility on the field and erratic behaviour off it. He will not be able to feature against his old club in Monday’s contest at the Etihad Stadium as his transfer would have needed to have been completed by midday on Friday for him to be eligible. Adam Lallana, signed by Liverpool this summer from Southampton, is still awaiting his competitive Reds debut due to a knee injury and although he has reached the latter stages of his rehabilitation, the City game comes too soon for him to be involved. However, fellow midfielder and new recruit Lazar Markovic is fit enough to be in contention to make his bow, and there could be a first run-out for defender Alberto Moreno too following his switch last week from Sevilla. Jose Enrique’s condition will be assessed, while Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan and Oussama Assaidi remain sidelined. Press Association Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned that no incoming player will be allowed to threaten the “fantastic environment” at the club as Mario Balotelli’s proposed transfer to the Merseyside outfit apparently edges ever closer. And while Rodgers, who looks set for a remarkable about-turn after insisting around three weeks ago that he “categorically” would not be signing Balotelli, was unwilling to refer to the player by name on Friday afternoon, he did emphasise there is an “extensive code of conduct” at Anfield to be adhered to. Initially asked about Balotelli at his press conference to preview Monday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City, Rodgers said with a smile: “I can categorically tell you that I can’t speak about it until the player is signed. “If we sign anyone, I will speak at length about them, but until then I can’t say anything.” Rodgers did, though, then go on to speak about the standards of behaviour expected at Liverpool and his determination to protect them, indicating that Balotelli would be subject to the same rules as everyone else at the club. He said: “I think every club will have a code of conduct for the people and professionals who work (for them). “We have quite an extensive code of conduct for players and staff – there is no specific one for any one individual. “We have a fantastic environment here and a great culture, and I think it is something that was very important for us to create and build here. “There will be nothing that will ever shake that or provoke it in any way. It is something I always protect at the club.” With the Reds having reportedly agreed a £16million fee with AC Milan for Balotelli, the mercurial Italy striker was understood to be flying to England on Friday afternoon ahead of a medical. A key aspect of discussions between Liverpool and Balotelli’s agent – said to have taken place on Thursday evening, continued on Friday and progressed well – is believed to be the club’s desire to obtain assurances about the 24-year-old’s behaviour. last_img read more


Ninvalle for AIBA Congress


first_imgCOMING off the high of just having won the Caribbean Development tournament, president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle will travel to Montreux, Switzerland on Friday to participate in an Extraordinary Congress organised by AIBA.The December 19-21 Congress will be held at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel in Montreux, a 90-minute drive from Geneva. The GBA president declared that he would use the opportunity to solicit support for two International tournaments that his association will host next year.The Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament and the Inter Guianas competition to be held in April and October respectively are in need of funding. AIBA president Dr Ching Kuo Wu was recently in Barbados where he pledged assistance to St Lucia in order for that country to stage the third edition of the Caribbean Development Tournament in December 2017.Part of the upcoming Congress agenda is a vote to fully accept India back into the AIBA fold. India was sanctioned by the world governing body and only recently was granted provisional approval.last_img read more


Monarch Promotions’  ‘Kings of the Ring’ Fights to Hold Dec 22


first_imgIn another international bout, King Davidson, a Nigerian based in Australia who is the WBF Africa middleweight champion will take on a yet-to-be-announced opponent, while Tony “Sugar” Salam, another WBF Africa Cruiserweight Champion from Nigeria will take on Ghana’s Kwesi Tutu in an eight round title bout.Boxers from Britain, Australia, Mexico and UAE will also feature on the night put together by Monarch Events and Promotions.CEO of Monarch Events Promotions, Prince Stanley Williams, who was represented by Onele at the unveiling of some of the boxers said after a successful staging of the BoxFest which held in April this year, the outfit was on the threshold of staging yet another groundbreaking boxing event.He said, “this December, we bring to you Kings of the Ring, an unprecedented boxing event in Nigeria and Africa,” he noted of the bouts.President of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, Dr Rafiu Oladipo said the event was a leap in the fortunes of Nigerian boxing, calling on all Nigerians to join hands with the board in promoting the sport. “I want to appeal to all, especially, the sporting media to help in the promotion of Nigerian boxing.”Remi Aboderin, Scribe of the NBB of C who.is also the President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU) described the fights as another avenue for Nigerian prized fighters to earn good money.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In what has been dubbed the anti-climax of boxing events of the year, Monarch Events and Promotions has lined up some mouth-watering bouts to cap 2018.Amongst some of the fights scheduled to hold on December 22 at the Landmark Events Centre in Lagos are three international title bouts and some national challenge contestsSpeaking at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday on the pending battles, a representative of Monarch Promotions, Emeka Onele announced that African Boxing Union Light Middleweight champion, Nigeria’s Suleiman Olagbade will take on Gyorgy Mizsel Jnr of Mexico in a 12-round WBO Africa Light Middleweight title clash.last_img read more


J-D, ESM baseball split two-game series


first_imgAfter J-D went in front 1-0 in the top of the second, Spartans pitcher Dan Garris settled down, blanking the Rams over the next three frames and then getting some help when ESM got two runs off Foss in the bottom of the fourth.In the sixth, J-D pulled back even, 2-2, and it remained that way the rest of regulation, ESM turning to Sean Welch in relief of Garris in the seventh inning.Welch tossed two scoreless, hitless innings, and that work was rewarded when the Spartans plated the winning run in the bottom of the eighth off Giblin, who had taken over after Carter Kowalczyk’s 2 2/3 innings of scoreless work.Spencer Carnival and Ben Leib both had two hits and an RBI, while Nolan Penoyer also drove in a run. Brendan Seburn and Josh Gilkey also had two-hit outings as Foss and Brotzki, with two hits apiece, accounted for all but two of J-D’s hits.On Thursday, wet weather and poor field conditions kept ESM from facing Auburn, but J-D and Central Square were able to play on the turf at Onondaga Community College, and the Red Rams, showing again it could rebound from a defeat, topped the Redhawks 6-3.A three-run first inning got J-D in front, but it still needed single tallies in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings to withstand Central Square’s comeback attempts.Combined, Brotzki (three innings), Kowalczyk and Henry McTernan (two innings each) recorded 10 strikeouts. At the plate, Goodson and Wright each drove in two runs, with Alexander walking three times and Brotzki adding an RBI.ESM played on Friday at Auburn and won 12-4, with two-run rallies in three consecutive innings, starting in the second, before it scored three times in the sixth and seventh to put the Maroons away.Penoyer had three of the Spartans’ 10 hits and scored three runs. Grabowski and Gilkey also scored three times as Borkowski’s pair of hits led to four RBIs. Bryce Hall pitched 6 2/3 innings, limiting Auburn to four hits while striking out seven.And on Saturday afternoon, J-D met up with its neighbors from Fayetteville-Manilus, and it was the Hornets getting the best of it, overcoming a brutal start to take over in the middle stages and beat the Red Rams 11-8.J-D scored six times in the top of the first inning, but F-M, who had lost twice to Baldwinsville earlier in the week, answered with five runs in the second and then had two runs in each of the next three innings.John Egnaczyk’s pair of hits led to three RBIs as Joe Gaeta and Seth Reisman each drove in two runs. Max Parker, Sean O’Connor and Ben Delmarsh also drove in runs. Only Logan Wing earned two hits on the Rams’ side.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even with its terrific run through April and rise near the top of the state Class A rankings, the Jamesville-DeWitt baseball team knew that any path toward glory in Class A ran through the defending sectional champions from East Syracuse Minoa.And the two neighbors met head-to-head twice early last week, with the first game a romp in the rain for the Red Rams as it had little trouble handling the Spartans in a 15-6 decision.Multi-run rallies in each of the first five innings sent J-D on its way, the Rams building a 15-0 margin behind a 15-hit attack, the loudest blow a home run from Nolan Giblin. Zach Goodson and Mateo Santos each got three hits, with Bobby Galusha earning a team-best three RBIs and scoring twice. Goodson and Logan Wing each drove in two runs as Murphy Foss scored three times. Matt Alexander, Shane Wright and Nick Brotzki joined Santos with one RBI apiece.A.J. Ortega pitched four shutout innings, holding ESM to two hits. The Spartans’ lone runs came in a six-run seventh inning as, prior to that, only Hunter Borkowski and Brad Herrington produced much, Borkowski getting four hits and Herrington three hits. RBIs went to Nolan Penoyer, Lucas Grabowski and Jacob Buell.All of this gave extra urgency to the return match between these teams a day later, and even though the game was at J-D again, ESM was able to battle its way to a 3-2, eight-inning victory to get even with the Rams.center_img Tags: BaseballESMF-MJ-Dlast_img read more


Moreton Fig opens for dinner


first_imgMoreton Fig, the upscale restaurant in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, has extended its hours to include dinner and happy hour Monday through Friday.After its grand opening in August, Moreton Fig was only open for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant has expanded its hours, however, and is now open from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. for happy hour and 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dinner.“To have Moreton Fig available for lunch, dinner and happy hour — that’s what we had always planned. Since, we opened nine restaurants at the same time, though, we thought it more beneficial [for Moreton Fig] to be open for lunch first,” said Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality.Adding dinner hours meant adding a dinner menu, which offers similar items to what is served at lunch — with a few specialities just for the later meal.These new hours has also opened the restaurant up to a broader audience, Klinger said, attracting more student customers who might be available for dinner instead of lunch.“I see a lot of grad students coming in around happy hour,” said Blake Shaw, a junior majoring in business administration and a waiter at Moreton Fig.Although Moreton Fig aims to service everyone on campus, Klinger said, the majority of its customers are professors and administrators, as most students are not willing to pay for a more expensive meal. Klinger admits that most people will likely not eat there everyday, but said he expects customers will frequent the eatery once a week or once a month.“College students are known to be on a budget; I can’t afford to spend so much money on one meal,” said Thalia Ertman, a freshman majoring in East Asian languages and cultures.Some students disagreed, however, saying there are reasonably priced items on the menu and that the price reflects the quality of the food and the quality of the experience.“I often come [to Moreton Fig] for lunch; it’s usually a lot faster than going to the rest of the campus center, and it can also be cheaper for the quality of food you get,” said Madison Orgill, a sophomore majoring in fine arts and a waitress at Moreton Fig.Moreton Fig is meant to be the nicest out of the nine dining options in the campus center, she said, so its atmosphere helps perpetuate the fine dining experience.“Moreton Fig is classy,” Orgill said. “It’s a great place to bring a date because it’s not too formal, but it’s nicer than some other places on campus.”Moreton Fig has tried to bring local and sustainable food choices into its kitchen, stating on its menu that the restaurant uses and supports “organic, small family farms whenever possible.”“We’re trying to be reasonable and approachable; we’re trying to match our food philosophy with the setting of the restaurant,” Klinger said. “Both the quality of food and the quality of service speak for themselves.”last_img read more


Korger: Key matchups for Montana vs. Wisconsin


first_imgNo time for idle talk today. March is here, and so is Wisconsin’s game against Montana. Let’s break down the key player matchups in the Badgers’ first tournament game.Jordan Taylor vs. Will CherryWisconsin and Montana’s best players both happen to be point guards. While Jordan Taylor was a first team All-Big Ten pick this year by the conference’s coaches – averaging 14.7 points per game while holding the Big Ten’s second best assist to turnover ratio at 2.5 – Will Cherry of Montana also earned first team recognition in his own respective conference, the Big Sky, while being named its defensive player of the year.Cherry has seen elite competition this season within the Big Sky, mainly in the form of Damian Lillard, an NBA-caliber guard and Cousy Award finalist from conference foe Weber State. Lillard finished the regular season ranked second in all of college basketball with 24.5 points per game but was denied a bid to the Dance by Cherry and Montana in the Big Sky tournament title game.Cherry is an athletic player, one who may pose a challenge to the comfort of Taylor in the Badgers’ half-court sets. Cherry is extremely active on the defensive end with his hands, harassing point guards with his terrific anticipation of the dribble, most likely the reason the junior registered 78 steals for the Grizzlies this year. The Badgers have struggled this season when teams have had guard personnel athletic enough to blanket Taylor off the ball, as well as recover on off-ball screens, an essential aspect for the Wisconsin offense to free up Taylor if a possession runs late in the shot clock.As far as offense goes, Montana runs its offense through Cherry. He can hit the shot from the outside, penetrate for tough layups, hit a pull-up jumper and dish it out for open looks off his own penetration. If Cherry doesn’t have the ball or is being hounded off-ball, Montana will run a set that aims to specifically give him space to operate. While the guard is the leading scorer for the Grizzlies – 16.1 points per game – he’s also turnover-prone. Montana’s best player has registered 99 assists to 86 turnovers, giving him an assist to turnover ratio of 1.15, significantly lower than Taylor’s. There is also an ample amount of opportunities to step in and draw charges against Cherry (as well as the entire Montana team).Cherry does a great job getting to the lane, causing opposing defenses to collapse on him when he beats his man off the ball. Montana does an excellent job spacing and filling various spots on the floor in response to Cherry and others’ penetration, resulting in many open looks and high percentage shots, making them a dangerous offensive team when Cherry is running free. If Taylor (and maybe Josh Gasser) can take care of the ball on offense and play stiff enough defense to stick with and frustrate Cherry step by step – something few players in the Big Sky were able to do – Wisconsin will have a definitive advantage.Ryan Evans vs. Kareem JamarWhile Cherry is the headline of any scouting report on Montana, perhaps its x-factor is sophomore guard/forward Kareem Jamar. While measuring at 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 205 pounds, Jamar is almost the same style of player as Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans (6-foot-6, 210). Jamar can handle the ball and penetrate the lane for Montana while being a solid offensive player all around. The sophomore from Venice, Calif., is the Grizzlies’ second leading scorer with 13.5 points per contest. Not only can he bang inside with the big boys, Jamar also has a soft touch from outside, shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc while registering the second highest amount of 3-pointers made on the team.The best matchup for the Badgers defensively will be to place Evans on Jamar. Evans is by far the most athletic defender the Badgers have to offer, and Wisconsin’s junior forward matches up perfectly against Montana’s hybrid player. Evans will have to stay alert constantly, as Jamar runs off basic sets into the post only to drift back out to the arc. Jamar also has the capability of beating his defender off the dribble, much like Evans displayed on his thunderous, highlight-reel slams against Indiana and Michigan State in the conference tournament. However, Jamar also displays some impressive abilities to distribute the ball off of penetration, as he leads the Grizzlies with assists, registering 108 this season. In the Big Sky tournament, Jamar threw dazzling passes in traffic to teammates filling the opposite side of the lane he was driving, making him a multi-faceted threat with the ball in his hands.Evans will have to use every inch of his length to close out effectively on Jamar. It seems like the Montana sophomore lacks an effective pull-up jumper in traffic like Cherry but enjoys rather the set three or set shot. Sometimes Jamar penetrates after drawing his defender wildly off of a shot fake when he is set beyond the arc. Jamar uses this pump fake especially if he has already hit a 3-pointer or two in the game. Evans will need to remain disciplined and keep his feet on the ground to contain the second most dangerous cog of the Montana attack.Final PredictionThere are a few analysts, like Doug Gottlieb, who are high on the Badgers falling victim to the upset bug in this game. However, there is one fact that should be put into play: The conferences from which the teams hail. While Montana has won 14 straight, its losses this season, especially outside of Big Sky play, are not something a giant-killer’s resume would contain. Losses to North Dakota and Oregon State aren’t awe-inspiring for a team like Wisconsin, which cut its teeth in the tough environments of Columbus and East Lansing. The Badgers are coming from arguably the best conference in college basketball. That toughness the team developed from the hard-nosed play of the Big Ten will be evident as the Grizzlies fall victim to the tested Badgers.Wisconsin 72, Montana 56Think Nick missed something in his in-depth analysis of the key player matchups? Will this game be closer than he advertised, or will the Badgers have the game on ice before the conclusion of the first half? Email him and let him know what you think at nkorger@badgerherald.com.last_img read more