Smu Vs. Tulane


Tulane -18½ vs SMU.

Yes, there is more than one NCAA game on Thursday night this week, although the SMUTulane Conference USA matchup certainly won’t get much notice with top-ranked USC playing Oregon State the same night.

Still, a game is a game and a chance for a bettor on to win some money.

Neither of these teams are very good, with one win a piece. But Tulane (1-2) has been competitive against some big-time competition, losing close games to Alabama and East Carolina.

The Green Wave offense should have its best outing of the early season on Thursday night against a Mustang defense that is last nationally in total defense (530.5 yards per game). SMU (1-3) and Washington are the only FBS schools giving up more than 500 yards per game.

In addition, new coach June Jones’ run-and-shoot offense hasn’t really taken hold at SMU yet, as the Mustangs have turned the ball over 13 times, are last in Division I in rushing (31.3 ypg) and have given up 11 sacks.

The Green Wave are first in the nation with 13 sacks and have yet to allow an opponent to gain 100 yards in a first half. Tulane is first among Conference USA in most defensive categories, including sacks, scoring, yards, rushing, passing and third-down conversions.

SMU hasn’t beaten a Division I team yet or played a team from outside of Texas this season, winning against Texas State but losing to Rice, Texas Tech and TCU.

Look for a big day from Tulane RB Andre Anderson against an SMU defense that allowed 271 yards rushing to TCU in the last game. Anderson has carried the ball a whopping 71 times in the past two games and gained 157 (on a career-high 38 carries) in the Green Wave’s last game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Last season the teams played into overtime, with Tulane capturing a 41-34 triumph on the road. The win was the sixth in the last seven meetings for the Green Wave, who are 18.5-point favorites this week on…

Vehicle Vandalism

Essex police have recently issued warnings on the importance of diligence when leaving your car, to stop thieves from easy stealing. People have been informed that the majority of car theft is down to opportunity, and have issued important information on how to avoid becoming a victim of this type of crime. Suggestions such as parking in safe and well lit areas, and keeping the car in a secure place at night are some of the thoughts aired.  Lorna Watson, who is responsible for crime reduction in the South East, has also suggested that people get alarms and security devices installed to put off these criminals.  As she states, it is a lot longer process for the victim to get their car fixed and deal with their Motor Insurance provider, than it is for the thief to break in and steal their possessions.  Not to mention how upsetting it is for the victim.

In Buxton, police have warned that car owners need to be a bit more alert with their security, as there has been a spate of vandalism in the area, including the breaking of wing mirrors and destroying of tyres. 4.3 million UK motorists have been a victim of car vandalism in the past year, as found in a damning report from car insurer Direct line – up from just over 3.5 million in 2006.  This seems a lot, but police think the figures could be a lot higher, as car owners shy away from reporting to the police on a lot of occasions.  These incidents should be reported to the police, who will then issue a crime number.

Tony Chilcott, Head of Car Insurance at Direct Line, comments: “Official figures show that vandalism overall is a growing crime, with a 5 per cent increase on the previous year but, as our research shows, many acts of car vandalism go unreported, meaning that the actual number will be significantly higher.”

Be safe with your vehicle, and make sure that you implement these suggestions.

Insurance for Cars is often a lot cheaper with these factors in place too.…

What Is An Expert Manifester?

We have all heard of different experts. We have experts in about every topic and endeavor possible. So, a thought flashes in my mind – if all these are experts how would I define an expert manifester. Well it is something no one else has dared to try, so I will try here.

Think of this article like a job description, and a job description which you want to discover for yourself. Anyone in personal development will set a goal at some point, so striving to become an expert manifester is something we all should earnestly want to master.

So, what is an expert manifester? The name states what it would be, someone who manifests something, and they are an expert at it. This would imply that the person can go from desire to manifestation in a systematic way that allows the expert to manifest almost all of the desires.

Now, achieving this is not going to be easy. And not all goals we set will manifest. The aim however, is not to manifest all your goals, but to manifest the most important ones. This information is essential, because consider a life goal which is estimated to take a decade. You will want to make sure that you have the odds in your favor!

So, what are the tools of the trade for an aspiring expert manifester? When we say manifestation, often we will think of a great secret, perhaps the law of attraction.

Though the law of attraction is a principle part to making desires become reality, there are other parts that will go into making this work for maximum benefit.

Goal setting becomes a paramount task. After all, without a goal – a desire, you can’t hope to manifest what you don’t know!

Now, you have a goal, but what about the process. We find that a goal setting system becomes essential. Meditation can be put in here – for time to think and put it onto paper.

Action is also an integral part of the process of becoming such an expert. However, you have to realize that there is a process. And this process must be done in a correct sequence. Without desire, and goal setting, then action and attraction can’t happen.

Achieving that coveted 100% success rate is not going to be easy. There will be a need to keep learning, keep applying, and ultimately keep tweaking your formula for success.

Over time, as you achieve, you will go onto bigger and better goals. As you do, you will find that it becomes easier, and you can figure out how to increase the chances for success.…