Over 100 years of whisking away B’lureans

first_imgFor anyone who has grown up in Bengaluru, before the mushrooming of various bakery chains and outlets, the iconic Iyengar bakeries, found around every street corner, were go-to spots for the softest sponge cakes, fresh buns and crispy puffs. The heady aroma of bread being brought out of the oven would envelop the entire locality, a smell that takes many back to carefree childhood days.Over the years, people have moved on to fancier bakeries, but those loyal to Iyengar bakeries, some of which have crossed the 100-year mark, continue to be customers, sometimes traveling far off to their favourite one, or waking up in the wee hours to get a fresh batch of buns.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img read more

Pacman out, ‘Pretty Boy’ takes slot in undercard of Horn-Crawford

first_imgAncajas, who was impressive in a 10th round stoppage of Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 4 in Corpus Christi, Texas, will be staking the 118-pound title for the fifth time against Sultan, the mandatory challenger.According to head trainer Joven Jimenez, who was in Tokyo to man the corner of Ernesto Saulong in his quest for the International Boxing Federation junior featherweight title of Japanese Ryosuke Isawa Thursday night, they’re ready to stake the title against Sultan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAncajas (29-1-1 with 20 knockouts) has already started light training at Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, and Jimenez said MP Promotions matchmaker Sean Gibbons is headed for Los Angeles to finalize the details.This will be the first time since 1925, when Pancho Villa defended his flyweight title against Clever Sencio, that two Filipinos will dispute a world crown. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Read Next Boxer Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe all-Filipino world title fight between Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan will happen sooner than expected.With Manny Pacquio shunning a fight with Mike Alvardo in the undercard of the WBO welterweight crown showdown between Australian champion Jeff Horn and American Terence Crawford on April 14, Ancajas has been tapped by Top Rank to take over the vacated slot.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Petron overpowers Smart MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

India-Pakistan cricket rivalry resumes at Asia Cup 2018

first_imgIndia and Pakistan resume their cricket rivalry when they face-off in the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Wednesday. The two arch-rivals will meet for the first time since the Champions Trophy final in England last year.India and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket and only meet at multi-nation tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council or Asian Cricket Council.India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: Live ScoreIndia and Pakistan cricket matches are always high-octane and one can expect a full house when they battle it out at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.Virat Kohli’s absence from the tournament has been one of the talking points ahead the marquee clash of the six-nation tournament.Also Read – India have slight edge over Pakistan because of MS Dhoni: MuralitharanKohli has been rested for the Asia Cup after a hectic tour of England where he aggravated his back problem during the Test series.Kohli was one of the brightest stars in an otherwise gloomy Test series for India against England, scoring 593 runs at an average of 59.3 in five matches including two centuries.Kohli’s absence might have taken some sheen off it but the general excitement surrounding three possible India-Pakistan encounters will be the USP of the Asia Cup.Read – Akram, Gavaskar discuss Virat Kohli’s absence from Asia CupWhile there are two assured India-Pakistan matches, one in the group stage and other at the Super Fours stage, the organisers, broadcasters, and the supporters will be hoping for a possible summit showdown on September 28 too.advertisementFor India, it will be a chance to see how the team reacts to pressure situations in absence of Kohli.India started their campaign with an unimpressive victory over Hong Kong.India survived a big scare on Tuesday and registered a nervy 26-run win after Hong Kong nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium.Read – Wasim Akram backs India, Sunil Gavaskar backs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018Chasing 286 for a victory, Hong Kong fought till the very end and put India under pressure for most part of the second innings but the experience of the defending champions helped them prevail in the end.Hong Kong rode on Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath’s record opening partnership to put in a brave fight but once the well-set duo departed, they fell behind the asking rate and ended up with 259 for 8 in 50 overs.Today they will face Pakistan, who had registered a comfortable victory over Hong Kong in their first match. Pakistan will be fresh after getting a two-day break for India match.Also Read – Kohli’s absence big relief for Pakistan bowlers: Misbah-ul-HaqIn fact, India are the only side to not get a break between two matches in the group stage of the 50-overs tournament.While Rohit Sharma has been a brilliant white ball player, his leadership skills haven’t been tested against a quality side.He led against Sri Lanka last December but it was a below par opposition. In fact, Bangladesh are a better 50-over side currently.But the focal point would be how India India play a quality Pakistan side that has a world-class fast bowlers in Mohammed Aamir and Hasan Ali, a prolific opener in Fakhar Zaman and talented batsmen such as Babar Azam.India’s main aim would be to settle their middle-order combination and also find a perfect batting position for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored a duck against Hong Kong on Tuesday, during the course of the tournament.SquadsIndia: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Pirlo defends struggling Italy

first_imgItaly ‘Italian football is not sick’ – Pirlo defends underperforming Azzurri Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 00:38 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andrea Pirlo - cropped Getty Images Italy Albania v Italy WC Qualification Europe New England v New York City New England New York City MLS The 38-year-old played 116 times for his country, and insists that the national team is not in crisis after a series of disappointing displays Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has defended the Azzurri’s poor form and rejected claims the state of football in his homeland is in poor health.Gian Piero Ventura’s side limped to a 1-1 home draw with Macedonia on Friday, meaning they must navigate the play-offs in order to qualify for the World Cup.Italy 4/6 in Albania Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. If they do reach Russia 2018, Italy will be attempting to avoid a third successive group-stage exit following disappointing displays in 2010 and 2014.But Germany 2006 champion Pirlo, who on Sunday announced his impending retirement from a decorated 22-year playing career, is confident results will soon improve.”Italian football is not sick,” the 38-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.”It’s true that we have had two bad exits from the World Cup, but in the middle we had two great Euro campaigns with a final and a good showing in France. With a little more luck, we could have gone right to the end in France.”There is currently a changing of the guard that happened with Germany, France and Spain as well.”Once it’s over, you will have a more prolific period and start winning again.”last_img read more

Aguero sets sights on CL glory

first_imgManchester City Aguero sets sights on Champions League glory over Premier League Harry Sherlock 18:34 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Sergio Agüero Manchester City’s star striker insists that he would prefer to win Europe’s top prize, one he has never lifted Sergio Aguero has set his sights on winning the Champions League, as Manchester City have already won the Premier League!The Argentina international has been integral to City’s unbeaten run thus far this season, scoring 13 goals in 17 appearances.City are currently 15 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, while they have drawn Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aguero believes City are in an excellent position to win the Premier League, but hopes to make history in Europe too this season.”The Premier League isn’t decided yet, but we are in a position of great strength to win it,” he told reporters.”It’s my seventh year here, I know a bit about the league and the most important thing is to win points in December, and we have done that very well, we have to keep it going in the matches that are left.”I would prefer to win the Champions League over the league because it’s something City haven’t won yet.”Sergio Aguero Manchester CityAnother player key to City’s efforts thus far this season is David Silva, who has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 19 Premier League appearances thus far.The Spain international returned to the fold for Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford, having missed the previous two outings due to a family matter, and Aguero has hailed his ability.”David has some problems and he is resolving them, we are supporting him,” he added.”Despite only having a few training sessions because he has had to be with his family, he is playing very well. Physically he is doing well and he is a very important player for us.”For me, yes [Silva is one of the best in Europe], he is always looking to find me on the pitch and with the quality that he has, I’d always want him in my team.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Offers 2018 QB Casey Thompson

first_imgAfter making an unofficial visit to Stillwater for homecoming this weekend, 2018 Southmoore, Okla. quarterback Casey Thompson has received an offer from Oklahoma State, he announced today.After a visit to Stillwater this weekend, I have received an offer from OSU??? pic.twitter.com/pqQ973qxLn— Casey Thompson (@LilThurm) October 26, 2015Thompson is enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign for Southmoore, as they stand at 7-1 on the season. He already has accounted for 34 total touchdowns through 8 games.AdChoices广告The scholarship from Oklahoma State makes his fourth overall, including others from Oregon State, SMU, and Arkansas State.Thompson is the little brother of former Oklahoma quarterback Kendall Thompson, and the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson. As the twittersphere would say, he has that #OUDNA, but that isn’t stopping the Cowboys from pursuing the dual-threat sophomore phenom. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The 10 Best Quotes From the OSU-Pitt Game

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State squeaked out a win 45-38 on Saturday which was both fun and terrifying at the same time. Mike Gundy and Co. had plenty to say afterwards about the second win of 2016.Mike Gundy on the game“As usual, when you come to Stillwater, you get your money’s worth. It was a great game for college football. Pitt’s a really good football team. What they do on offense is very unique and gives us some serious issues … I told [our team] in the locker room that they’ve learned another great life lesson in overcoming adversity and rallying back and getting prepared for the next week. That was awesome for those guys.”Yeah, I would say this is unique.Cameraman had no clue! pic.twitter.com/JU0zxsXT2g— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 17, 2016Gundy on Mason Rudolph“Unlike last week where I said Mason Rudolph struggled, he played pretty good today. He missed a few throws. I think he missed maybe three, but overall his accuracy today was tremendous on deep balls.”What? Three? I think Rudolph is getting unfairly raked over the coals a little bit, but he missed far more than just three throws.Gundy on how the delay helped“The lightning delay gave us a great chance to go in and redraw offense and defense, change our schemes, walk through and get prepared for the remainder of the game.”Also, Ramon Richards meditated then got a game-winning pick.Gundy on the run game“Well, as I mentioned earlier, it’s not good enough, but we’re just one guy away. One play, it’s the right guard. The next play everybody is blocked, it’s the left guard. Another play, everybody is blocked, and it’s the right tackle. We’re just one guy away on a lot of plays from being better in the running game. Over the last two years, we were three guys at a time away up front.”…Gundy on Ramon“It’s interesting, with Ramon, he seems a little bit like Shaun Lewis. He’s always in the right place at the right time. With Shaun, it seemed like every time you needed a play, he picked the ball up or intercept a pass. So far, Ramon has been in the right place in the right time.”Always. It’s like clockwork.Mike Yurcich on OSU’s offense“Our offensive line was extremely protective today. Our run blocking was very good. Our tailbacks took care of the ball very well. Rennie ran hard and got around 100 yards, so it takes a whole unit to play well like that for a quarterback to have numbers like that. Obviously, it takes great receiver play, so hats off to everybody.”Glenn Spencer on his defense“It doesn’t surprise me, but it’s always nice to see those things show up. Just like the heartbreak of last week and the triumph of this week, it’s all about chiseling them into men. They have got to go through it. I hope they learn from it and their character strengthens.”Jordan Sterns on the defense“I think everybody did good. Pitt did a bunch of stuff to throw you off your game. They always had a little reverse in there with a zone play. We practiced it but it kind of took us off guard at first, the speed of it and the tempo that they run it at. We made our adjustments on the sideline and we started getting off the field. I’m just proud of everybody as a team. We came together and rallied.”Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on OSU“Coach Gundy and them have a good football team. They are explosive and we knew that coming into the game. We knew the wideouts were good, we struggled catching them and covering them a couple of times. We’re looking back, but again, those are some good wideouts. Give them credit, they were a little bit better than we were today.”Pitt corner Avonte Maddox“That’s what we expected. Deep balls. Passing game, no running game. It’s a challenge [defending a deep pass]. You run back, it’s a new receiver and he goes deep again. But that’s how they play. They’re fast paced”He’s No. 14.last_img read more

Watch Guide: Week 7

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. OSU is off this week, but there is still a loaded slate of games that includes Kansas State-OU, Tennessee-Alabama, West Virginia-Texas Tech, Ole Miss-Arkansas and Ohio State-Wisconsin. I’m going to be off the grid for a couple of days so I probably won’t see much of any of them, but they should be great. Maybe we can even get a KU win over Baylor in Waco!Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for putting together the Watch Guide.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 7last_img read more

Notes On Mike Gundy’s Texas Tech Press Conference

first_imgCoach had a lot to say this week! Spends some time on Dak Prescott, Patty Mahomes, talks pass coverage, reveals some information (finally) on Ateman, and talks virtual reality!Opening Remark• “We had a good practice last night and the players have recovered from the win. So we’re back at it.”Previewing The Raiders• “Next week we’ve got a good challenge with Texas Tech to try and minimize their scoring and continue to play well on offense.”• On Patty Mahomes…“Their quarterback’s a really, really good player, as we all know, I’m not saying anything everybody doesn’t know. I think he’s a potential first-round pick. He reminds me a lot of Dak Prescott. We played Dak when he was at Mississippi State. He was younger at that time but the style of play, body, strength, speed, ability to run, throw it, in different positions reminds me a lot of him.”• “So, we’ve got a great challenge. We’re a pretty healthy football team. Attitude of our players is really good. So, we need a good week, get a lot of good work in, and be ready to go on Saturday.”• Playing Tech, how hard is it to balance knowing you can score a lot of points against your frustrations with your defense? “Well, you can’t look at this game any different than any other game. We have to try and minimize big plays on defense. On offense we have to execute and be sound in our game plan. We need to improve on special teams from last week. And then you just have to get into the flow of the game.”• Is controlling the clock with your ground game part of your plan with Tech? Great answer: “If you could run the ball and eat the clock and score, it works good. But if we’re not scoring, it doesn’t work good.”• Trying to talk Gundy’s language here: How good is No. 9, wide receiver Jonathan Giles? “They have a number of guys – always have, for years and years – players that can make plays. They understand the system and they’re really talented players. There’s a number of those guys that can do it and Mahomes makes it go.”• This is so great! The question is being asked, ‘Mahomes was great against OU…’ and someone walked in unexpectedly… “Who was that? I thought it was like, a Secret Service guy or something. I know the election’s tomorrow and I thought maybe everybody’s getting nervous. Sorry about that…”• Anyway, back to the question. What can we learn from the OU game? “With about ten minutes to go in the game, it looked like there was just complete exhaustion on the field. When that happens, college football players get out of place a lot. And, just from an outsider lookin’ in, I think that’s what happened a lot in that game.”• “The Xs and Os part of defending these spread offenses with good quarterbacks is not very complex. You either rush three, four or five; you either play two-deep, three or man; you can do a little zone blitzing. Then you have to rally to the ball and defeat blocks to get pressure on the quarterback and you have to tackle well in space.” Seems like a lot to me!On Senior Day• Talk about your two-year guys: “We’ve not brought as many in as we had years ago. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of evaluating them, their character, and how they will fit into our program – whether they’ll make that adjustment with the structure we have. We’ve had a really good percentage of success. Like Chris (Carson) this year, once he got back from his injury, up to this point he’s been really good for us. It’s a little bit of a risky business just based on our system and how we are with accountability and our structure. We don’t vary much here.”• Talk about these seniors: “Fortunately we’re graduating a group that won a lot of football games and has been involved in a lot of success. Out APR numbers, once we got fourth and fifth year seniors under control, guys that were going to try out for the NBA – not the NBA, the NFL – I was thinking about the Thunder playing well last night…our APR’s gone through the roof. So, they’re doing everything right. They’re very loyal to this program. We’ve been loyal to them and that’s what’s created this environment.”• On Devonte Averette, in particular: “He’s a pretty unique individual. We don’t get a lot of players from Detroit down here. He led the nation in junior college in tackles his last year there. His first six months wasn’t as smooth as what you’d want to be just because of the different environment here. Since then he’s been great. He’s very loyal, he’s an extremely hard worker and he’s been a tough, competitive athlete for our team.”• Grant Newell, a walk-on, is going to be celebrated on Senior Day: “We should’ve used him earlier. We put him out there (on special teams) and he’s been very effective. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for guys who were willing to walk on and do it for free. There’s a tremendous price that has to be paid to play on our team and it’s year-round. Some guys do it because they love the game, like Grant. Some guys do it because they love the game, but they also do it for the free money – the scholarship.” Careful talking about “free money” there, Coach. We’ll be seeing Thayer around…• And on Ateman’s redshirt: “We could practice him this week some on about a 75 percent basis, then we could work him next week, and there would be a good chance he could play. But, there’s the chance he might not feel like playing. So we got to this conclusion…everything’s fine, but you could still set yourself back. I don’t think the number of games he could play full-speed compared to the future he has in this game is worth it.” Absolutely!About the Offense…• Are you worried about Justice Hill hitting that freshman wall? “I think he’s already gone through it. He got hit (Saturday) from a couple different angles, and then the weight on his shoulders pushed him backwards, so I think it scared him. That’s fairly common in that situation. He’s doing really well.“His practice habits are great. He didn’t break loose Saturday, but I still think he’s in a really good physical condition right now and that that could happen at any time. Good question though. I was wondering the same thing when he came out.”• Having Carson back has helped: “He’s helped us. I mentioned that when Chris came back – we needed him to take 12-14 carries away and Chris is running good. Chris is playing good. Those runs he had in that last drive were pretty impressive.”About the Defense…• Where is your level of confidence with your team’s pass coverage? “I think we’ve given up more big plays over the top than I would’ve wanted this year. If you eliminate those and play in the intermediate part of the field, we’ve been ok. In playing these guys you have to be sound in 3-man, 4-man and 5-man pressure, in my opinion.” Isn’t that the case with everybody we play?• On creating turnovers: “They’ve gotten turnovers at key times. When their backs were against the wall, they’ve played pretty well. We need more consistency throughout the middle part of the game. 65 percent of the game is played under normal circumstances, so we need to play better in those situations.”• “Playing against Tech and Mahomes, we have to be consistent in our pass rush.” This is awesome: “We also have to understand that, it may seem like your biological clack is going off as a pass rusher, but it may not be over, with his ability to move around and extend plays.”• What’s up with Vili Leveni? “He has an Achilles injury. You know, they repair it and move forward. He’s had two of them now, so I would say at this time, he’s going to repair it and start to rehabilitate it and move forward. In 4-5 months he will have to make a decision on what he wants to do with his future.” That’s too bad.This…on using Virtual Reality in Recruiting…• “That was our social media people, myself, our recruiting office – we have meetings in the off season and try and look way out into the future and see what would be something new. It’s been really good for us.”• “It allows you to take a setting from campus, from everyday lifestyle – where our players live, everything that we use in recruiting, game day, The Walk, the fans – and put it into a story and people that may not be able to get here and see it, they can see it. It gives them a good feel of what it’s like to be in that environment.”In Closing…on the 2:30 Kick and NO Night Games• “2:30’s a good time, now. You get a lot of television audience. It is unusual, but television dictates a lot of what happens. We have the big Fox contract, right, and they had the World Series. That played a big role.”• “The 2:30 kick is usually really, really good for Stillwater. Most everybody can get here in time for The Walk. It gives them a chance to tailgate for a couple hours. It also allows the families that have to travel an hour, hour and a half, a chance to get home before it’s too late when they have little kids. So, I think it’s a good starting time for us.”• Did you have a kick time preference when you were a player? “Honestly, I can’t remember that far back.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Here Are 10 Big 12 Records That May Never Be Broken

first_imgThe only untouchable college sports record is Robin Ventura’s hitting streak. However, as I was perusing the Big 12 media guide this week — as one is wont to do — I came upon a few Big 12 football records that I have serious doubts about.Some of them involved Oklahoma State players, some of them don’t. But all of them relate to OSU — at least indirectly — as the Pokes march into another season full of twists and turns.Heck, last year we thought at multiple points in the season that there was both no way OSU would miss continuing its bowl streak and then no way they would extend it. So who knows what’s going to go down this year in Stillwater (or Norman or Manhattan). But we can at least be pretty sure (probably) that none of the following 10 records are going down in this rendition of Big 12 football.1. Rushing attempts in a season: 755 (Nebraska in 1997) — For the sake of context, Texas ran it far more than anyone else in the league last year, and they only attempted 569 rushes. That 755 number is laugh-out-loud big. Nebraska had 10 (!) players with at least 10 carries that year, and one of them had nearly 300!Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 3.21.30 PM.png2. Yards per carry in a game: 12.1 (OSU vs. Baylor in 2011) — Let’s put it this way … Joe Randle had 14 carries for 152 yards and 4 TD, and he was OSU’s least efficient rusher that day.3. Points in a season: 716 (OU in 2008) — Fifty one point one four a game. They scored 60+ in five straight games to end the season (including against Oklahoma State in Stillwater) before Tim Tebow and Co. got ’em in the title game 24-14.4. Fewest rushing yards allowed: -48 (OU vs. Baylor in 2006) — I howled when I saw this.Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 3.34.04 PM.png5. Fewest passing touchdowns allowed: 3 (Texas A&M in 1997) — I think Kansas allowed three during the 2019 season as I typed this sentence. CAN YOU IMAGINE A BIG 12 TEAM ONLY ALLOWING THREE PASSING TDS — NOT IN A GAME OR IN CONFERENCE PLAY — BUT FOR A SEASON?!6. Rushing yards in a career: 5,540 (Cedric Benson, Texas) — This has less to do with RB talent and more to do with the way the position is handled as a whole. If you’re good enough to do what Benson did as a freshman and sophomore, you’re almost certainly going to the NFL now before your eligibility is exhausted (see: Hill, Justice). And if not, you have to stay healthy for 56 straight games, have your team play 14 a year (somehow) and average 100 a game? Come on.7. Receiving TDs in a game: 7 (Rashaun Woods vs. SMU in 2003) — The record for passing TDs in a game is only eight. So … yeah. Don’t think this one is getting surpassed anytime soon.8. Field goal yardage: 65 yards (Martin Gramatica vs. N. Illinois in 1998) — It’s held for 20 years without anyone getting within 2 yards of it. Only two other kickers have hit 60+ yarders.9. Most rush yards in a game: 427 (Samaje Perine vs. Kansas in 2014) — That’s never falling, right? It’s almost 50 yards more than second place (Troy Davis) and it’s not like running backs are being used more as time goes on. Only three RBs have ever touched 350 yards in a game, and Perine is the only one to do it this century.10. Most receptions in a career: 349 (Ryan Broyles) — Only four players have more than 260, and Broyles is the only one with more than 305. To contextualize this, Rashaun Woods (Rashaun Woods!) had 293 in his career, and Broyles clipped him by nearly 60. I’m not sure that one is getting caught. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Sticky Week III: Hang Your Message on Hooks

first_imgThis is my broken record alert (from flickr’s 45 street), as well as a signal I’ve broken the rule I laid out yesterday, which is to be unexpected. Here’s my broken record refrain: If you know me, you know I’m always talking about how it’s best to appeal to the existing values of an audience instead of trying to convert them to your set of values. Don’t make your world view a prerequisite to a person taking action.Made to Stick, the book I’m blogging this week, explains a fresh new reason why it’s better to work from an audience’s existing schema than to try to build them a new one. It allows you to make profound ideas compact, which in turn makes them stickier. I quote:How do you do that? You use flags. You tap the existing memory terrain of your audience. You use what’s already there.People are tempted to tell you everything, with perfect accuracy, right up front, when they should be giving you just enough info to be useful, then a little more, then a little more.Nonprofits are very guilty of that second point – telling everything. Tell less, in fewer words. It’s more effective, always.Another way to think of this approach is to visualize a person’s mind as a bunch of little hooks (the Heaths say the brain really has them). If you can attach your message on a bunch of existing hooks, it’s going to stick like velcro. If you try to make new hooks, you’re in for a big, messy self-help project.last_img read more

Ikeme in remission after year-long cancer battle

first_imgAfter a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION. I still have hurdles to pass to be cured,but hopefully I can move on with some normality! I would like to thank everyone for there support over the past year. Thank you #Grateful— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) June 23, 2018Wolves will be in the Premier League for 2018-19 after winning the Championship title last season. Nigeria Nigeria goalkeeper Ikeme in remission after year-long cancer battle Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 6/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Carl Ikeme Getty Images Nigeria World Cup Nigeria v Argentina Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton Premier League African All Stars The Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper has issued a positive update on his health Nigeria international Carl Ikeme has confirmed he is in remission after spending 12 months battling acute leukaemia.Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme, who missed the chance to be selected for the World Cup due to his treatment, was diagnosed after reporting for pre-season last year.But 32-year-old Ikeme has now given the football world a lift with a positive update via social media. Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION,” Ikeme wrote on Twitter.”I still have hurdles to pass to be cured, but hopefully I can move on with some normality!”I would like to thank everyone for there (sic) support over the past year. Thank you #Grateful.”Responding to Ikeme’s news, his club Wolves said: “There have been some fantastic moments this year but this by far tops them all.”We’re all delighted for you, Carl Ikeme. See you soon.”last_img read more

Video: Colombia vs England – Last 16 preview

first_imgWorld Cup Video: Colombia vs England – World Cup 2018 last 16 preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 19:42 7/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy World Cup Videos Colombia v England Colombia England Goal hit the streets of Moscow to quiz football fans getting ready to watch the knockout match – with a set of Russian dolls up for grabs!last_img

Education Ministry Working to Cut Costs

first_imgThe Ministry of Education is working to cut costs within its agencies this year, by sharing facilities, expertise and earning revenues wherever possible.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in Gordon House on May 15.“We will create ‘Service Bureaux’ for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Accounting, Human Resources (HR), Communications and Public Relations (PR) to serve several of our agencies and so cut our costs,” the Minister informed.“We plan to cluster schools in groups and provide accounting personnel and software to improve financial management and timely accounting,” he said.Rev. Thwaites noted that the Ministry has also committed to reducing its huge energy costs by 20 per cent this year and “we are actively pursuing initiatives at no cost to the Ministry, of solarizing our schools and retrofitting them with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.”In the meantime, Minister Thwaites said the Ministry is also looking forward to more Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), to further expand the education sector.He informed that Jamaica Education Television and DC Digital have launched pilot transmissions of Grade Three numeracy and literacy material and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) note masters.“DC Digital, at no expense to the Ministry, is using Love Television for free to air telecasts. Could the other free to air stations join in…What a massive commercial advantage it would be to them to have a potential audience of hundreds of thousands tuning into them for educational material every day. We have the content material ready,” the Minister offered.He further informed that there is a Google portal which has been made available to the Ministry as of September, to share virtual content among 1,500 teachers and 2,300 students in the Rio Grande Valley.He added that the Ministry has also received 10 offers from the private sector to build schools, but lamented that “it is taking too long for approvals to be granted”.CONTACT: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDSlast_img read more

Security Minister Says NIDS will Help to Fight Crime

first_img National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, is endorsing the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS), as a means to combat crime. Story Highlights The Minister was speaking at the graduation ceremony for 18 law-enforcement professionals, following the completion of a two-week instructor training and development course at the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on December 8. National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, is endorsing the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS), as a means to combat crime.Mr. Montague reasoned that a verifiable system of identification in Jamaica, as well as in the rest of the Caribbean, would enable law-enforcement authorities to properly identify the perpetrators of crime.The Minister was speaking at the graduation ceremony for 18 law-enforcement professionals, following the completion of a two-week instructor training and development course at the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on December 8.Under NIDS, which is scheduled for implementation in 2019, a reliable database of all Jamaican citizens will be established and will involve the issuance of a unique life-long National Identification Number to every person. The system will also collect two forms of biometrics – fingerprints and facial recognition.“Recently at the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), we introduced facial recognition in the application of passports. What we found was over 600 hits of people with multiple identities and passports. Saying your passport is a proper means of identification is (questionable),” Mr. Montague said.Meanwhile, Mr. Montague wants harsher penalties for those found in possession of illegal firearms, as well as those persons convicted of gun crimes, as illegal guns are involved in approximately 80 per cent of the murders committed in the country.The Minister pointed out that the graduation of the 18 persons demonstrates the region’s commitment to the eradication of drugs and drug-related activities.The course was offered by the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) at the NPCJ.The men and women will add to the over 350 law-enforcement professionals trained by REDTRAC since the start of the year.For her part, Academic Affairs Director at REDTRAC, Amoy Bernard-Morrison, said the 18 individuals are expected to return to their respective spheres to be effective trainers.The participants were constables, corporals and sergeants of police, and one technical and legal officer. They were presented with certificates.The instructor training and development course is aimed at developing the teaching capabilities of participants and enabling them to teach any given subject area at any level.Among the modules covered were public speaking, lesson planning and the psychology of learning, among other topics. Meanwhile, Mr. Montague wants harsher penalties for those found in possession of illegal firearms, as well as those persons convicted of gun crimes, as illegal guns are involved in approximately 80 per cent of the murders committed in the country. last_img read more

Ty Burrell To Host Kids In The Spotlight

first_imgCelebrity ambassador Ty Burrell (Modern Family) will host The annual screening and awards show, “Movies by Kids” on behalf of Kids in the Spotlight on Saturday, November 3 at Fox Studios.Founded in May 2009, Kids in the Spotlight trains youth in foster care programs and other underserved youth to create, write, cast and star in their own short films. This training culminates in an annual film festival competition, “Movies by Kids,” allowing kids to express themselves through the art of filmmaking and encouraging interest in careers in the film industry. “Movies by Kids” will feature eight (8) short films created by foster youth between the ages of 11 and 24. The screenplays written by the participating youth are registered with the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), which issues each student a certificate for their registered script.The organization thanks celebrity ambassadors, including Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns), Alphonso McAuley (Love that Girl) and Robert Munic (Co-Executive Producer and Writer, Empire & Co-Executive Producer, Star) for volunteering their time to guide the students in their filmmaking. This year, confirmed guests to attend “Movies by Kids” include additional celebrity volunteers who help the young filmmakers – R&B legend, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, and Fire, whose foundation MUSIC is Unity is the title sponsor; Kenny Lattimore; Aliyah Moulden, Finalist on NBC’s The Voice (also appears in one of the KITS films) and Dawnn Lewis, actress-singer-humanitarian (A Different World). Additionally, award presenters include Eion Bailey (actor-director, ABC’s Once Upon a Time); Kylee Russell (Disney’s Z.O.M.B.I.E.S.); Jadah Marie (Mann and Wife).This program is offered completely free-of-charge to the kids who participate. Kids in the Spotlight shoots up to 10 short films per year at an estimated cost of $10,000 each, relying solely on sponsors, grants and tax-deductible donations for both the operating and production budget of the program. It is the hope of Kids in the Spotlight that you will be compelled to support this great organization with both financial and in-kind contributions. “Your contribution empowers us to empower our kids.”Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018Time: 2:00 PM – Blue Carpet Arrivals 3:00 PM – Screening & Awards 5:30 PM – ReceptionTickets: $30 – www.kitsfilmfestival.eventbrite.comLocation: Fox Studios, Zanuck Theatre 10201 W. Galaxy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90064last_img read more

Some Canadian companies start new year with gains from US tax cuts

first_imgMONTREAL – Some Canadian companies that earn a high share of their revenues in the United States stand to save big from a large reduction in the corporate tax rate, say industry experts.New Flyer (TSX:NFI) and Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX:BYD.UN), which earn more than 80 per cent of their sales south of the border, will be among those that are most impacted, an AltaCorp Capital report said Tuesday.Analyst Chris Murray said that among engineering and construction firms, Stantec (TSX:STN) and WSP Global (TSX:WSP) will be “favourably impacted” from the tax changes and planned American infrastructure spending.“We would expect that the introduction of new tax rules could serve as a catalyst for accelerated acquisition activity as a number of sellers see a window in which to divest their business to take advantage of the changes, benefiting the growth via acquisition strategies,” he wrote in a report.Tax changes approved by the Republican-led Congress and signed by President Donald Trump before Christmas cut the corporate income tax rate to 21 per cent effective Monday, from 35 per cent.Molson Coors, headquartered in Denver and Montreal, declined to provide details about how the tax changes will affect the brewery ahead of its quarterly results Feb. 14. However, 70 per cent of the beverage company’s revenues come from south of the border, said spokesman Colin Wheeler.Brittany Weissman of Edward Jones expects Molson Coors will gain despite losing some of the cash tax benefit it has had from its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Miller Coors.“Directionally it should be a net net benefit … but how much it is too soon to say,” she said in an interview.Weissman also believes dairy processor Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) stands to gain because almost half of its business is located in the United States.However, she said Montreal-based clothing manufacturer Gildan (TSX:GIL) is already subject to a very low tax rate because it is domiciled in Barbados.Several Canadian firms, including Quebec-headquartered Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) and Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR), said they are studying the tax changes.“We are assessing the impact of the bill and its potential impact to the company in both the near-term and long-term,” Valeant spokeswoman Lainie Keller wrote in an email.In a report before the tax changes were approved, RBC Capital Markets said large tax reductions could lead to a significant shift in winners and losers.“We think it could have a profound and positive impact on TSX performance, given its cyclical tilt,” Matthew Barasch wrote Sept. 26.However, he warned that clouding the outlook is the fact that most Canadian and U.S. companies operating south of the border actually pay a lower effective tax rate than statutory corporate tax rate.“While a comparison of statutory tax rates (inclusive of all state and local taxes) suggests that U.S. rates are far higher than most other countries, a comparison of effective tax rates suggests something different.”PricewaterhouseCoopers says the implications of the tax law on Canadian-owned businesses can be significant.“The various provisions may be beneficial or detrimental. Thus, it is important to give careful consideration to the specific implications for your operations so that value is preserved when possible,” it wrote to clients after the bill was passed.Barasch said some Canadian sectors such as oil and gas producers, telecommunications, grocers and Canadian retailers like Dollarama won’t be impacted, while some Canadian banks and insurance companies will get some earnings growth.Most real estate companies would not be directly impacted because of their REIT structures, but non REITs such as FirstService Corp. and Colliers International Group Inc. (TSX:CIGI), with large U.S. footprints stand to benefit materially.He said it’s difficult to quantify the impact for convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B), even though it gets nearly 70 per cent of its revenues from the U.S.last_img read more

Grave violations against children increasing in Somalia UN report says

11 June 2008The number of grave human rights violations against children in Somalia, from acts of murder and rape to the recruitment of child soldiers to the denial of humanitarian access to those in need, have all increased in the past year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in a new report to the Security Council. The number of grave human rights violations against children in Somalia, from acts of murder and rape to the recruitment of child soldiers to the denial of humanitarian access to those in need, have all increased in the past year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in a new report to the Security Council.The Secretary-General accused both the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and anti-Government groups of committing serious violations against children, and said that children are being killed and maimed as a result of military actions by Ethiopian troops in confrontations with the anti-Government forces as well as with civilian demonstrators.“The widespread use of children in almost all fighting forces in the country was noted, particularly in Mogadishu,” the Secretary-General reported, adding that the recruitment of child soldiers is also increasing, although exact numbers cannot be verified.Mr. Ban called on the TFG and opposition groups to renounce the recruitment and use of children in their armed forces, and urged such forces in Somalia “to make all efforts to minimize civilian casualties during fighting.”Somalia has recently seen fighting between the TFG, which is backed by Ethiopian forces, against various anti-Government groups, including remnants of the Union of Islamic Courts, Al-Shabaab insurgents and Hawiye clan militias.Since February 2007, 340,000 have fled fighting in Mogadishu, while 1.9 million Somalis – about 20 per cent of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance.The Secretary-General noted that reported cases of rape and other sexual assaults against children rose from 115 last year to 128 this year. He called for investigations into all incidents of grave child rights violations and also urged the TFG to end the detention of children and to control the proliferation of small arms.In addition, the Secretary-General urged the Ethiopian forces to “refrain from indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian objects, including but not limited to schools and hospitals,” and called on the Ethiopian authorities to investigate allegations of grave violations against children by their forces.The TFG “is also urged to engage in a genuine reconciliation process with all factions within the country to create conditions for security and stability.”Yesterday, Mr. Ban welcomed a peace deal that was initiated in neighbouring Djibouti between the TFG and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia, following 10 days of United Nations-facilitated talks. read more

UN refugee agency concerned by new US asylum policy

In a letter to the US Government yesterday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, noted that, “detention of asylum seekers should be the exception, not the rule and should be based on an individualized assessment of the security risk the person poses. Blanket mandatory detention based on nationality varies from accepted international human rights norms and standards.” The policy – dubbed “Operation Liberty Shield” – was announced earlier in the week, and includes calls for the mandatory automatic detention of asylum-seekers from 33 classified countries and territories “where Al-Qaida, Al-Qaida sympathizers, and other terrorist groups are known to have operated.” The US Government bills the policy as a comprehensive national plan “designed to increase protections for America’s citizens and infrastructure while maintaining the free flow of goods and people across borders.”From Geneva today, a spokesman from the Office of the High Commissioner (UNHCR) said while the agency fully recognizes and supports the need for heightened security measures during tenuous times of increased insecurity, the tendency to link asylum seekers and refugees to terrorism is a dangerous and erroneous one. Kris Janowski stressed that asylum seekers who reach the US have themselves escaped acts of persecution and violence, including terrorism, and have proven time and again that they are the victims and not the perpetrators of these attacks. “The US has always been a generous and safe harbour for those victims of war and persecution,” he said, “and UNHCR hopes these people in need will continue to find safety and dignity on US shores.”Mr. Janowski noted that while UNHCR shares US concerns about potential abuse of the asylum system, the country already has in place a number of screenings to identify those individuals who pose potential security risks. “US asylum law and the 1951 Refugee Convention exclude any persons engaged in terrorist acts from refugee protection,” he said. read more