Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar to discuss seat sharing

first_imgSeat sharing talks with the Janata Dal (U) will figure high on the agenda during BJP chief Amit Shah’s visit to Patna on Thursday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to join Mr Shah for both breakfast and dinner during the visit. Top sources in the BJP have confirmed that while Mr Shah will be largely busy with organisational meetings, two one-on-one meetings have been scheduled with Mr. Kumar.“Adhyakshaji (BJP president Amit Shah) will be having breakfast with the Chief Minister (Nitish Kumar) at the State guest house where he will be staying. After addressing organisational meetings like the social media volunteers meet, a meeting of vistaraks, core committee and Shakti Kendra meetings, he will have dinner with Nitish Kumar at the latter’s residence,” said a source. State BJP president Nityanand Rai confirmed the two meetings. “Seat sharing talks are on the anvil, and a formula that will be good for all stakeholders will be formulated,” added the source. No other details were shared as party men and allies like the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) are holding their peace.Electoral equation“We won 22 seats in 2014 on our own; some of them were seats where JD(U) used to win as part of the NDA. Therefore, the seat adjustment is not just about absolute numbers but particular seats and this will have implications for some sitting BJP MPs too,” added the source. Meanwhile, a political observer in Bihar told The Hindu, “I don’t see any electoral dividend for the BJP to take JD(U) along with it in Lok Sabha poll…for the BJP, a triangular contest will always benefit as both RJD and JD(U) would cut each other’s backward caste vote while the BJP’s vote bank will be intact in the name of PM Narendra Modi”.“Though, it will be a different ball game if JD(U) compromises with 9-10 seats with the BJP promising it a lion share in the State Assembly poll in 2020,” said political analyst Ajay Kumar.last_img read more

Schoolteacher arrested for molesting six-year-old

first_imgA six-year-old student was allegedly molested by a teacher at a government-aided girls’ school in south Kolkata. The incident led to a major protest by parents of students outside the school on Tuesday. The protesters threw stones at the police team which reached the spot for investigation, forcing the police to resort to baton charge to disperse them. The accused teacher was arrested and four persons were taken into custody for throwing stones at the police. The school authorities could not be reached for comments.Two separate casesJoint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Headquarters) Supratim Sarkar said two separate cases were lodged regarding the alleged molestation and assault on police. “We have lodged a case against the accused teacher under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” he said.A brawl broke out in front of the school between the police and the guardians when the latter tried to break open the school gate. Both sides allegedly traded blows and a section of the protesters tried to pull off the helmets of the police personnel who retaliated with baton charge. Several guardians and police personnel were injured in the clash. “Eight police personnel, including two officers incharge, were injured,” said Mr. Sarkar. He denied allegations that there was not adequate deployment of women police personnel to deal with the situation.A section of guardians eventually broke open the main gate of the school and ransacked several rooms inside the premises. They also allegedly heckled other teachers when they tried to leave the premises. The situation was such that some of the teachers had to be taken out of the area in police vehicles.West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson said that the commission will monitor the probe and seek the CCTV footages of the school from the police if required.last_img read more

CPI(M) allies against pact with Congress

first_imgThe constituents of the Left Front are going to turn on the heat on the Communist Party of India (Marxist) during a meeting scheduled on Friday to decide on its alliance with the Congress. Senior leaders of three major constituents of the Left Front — All India Forward Bloc (AIFB), Revolutionary Socialist Party ( RSP) and Communist Party of India (CPI) — told The Hindu that they are going to raise strong objections on the ongoing talks on electoral understanding with Congress. “We will not have any alliance with the Congress. The AIFB will contest three Lok Sabha seats and on the remaining seats with support CPI(M) and other allies,” Naren Chatterjee, State secretary of AIFB, said. RSP general secretary Kshiti Goswami said: “The CPI(M) has no right to force the alliance with the Congress on the Left Front. We have all seen the result when the Left and Congress came together in the 2016 Assembly polls.”last_img read more

Paul Lee’s new season off to rough start with thumb injury

first_imgPaul Lee re-injures thumb in first game of season. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Paul Lee’s start to the 2019-2020 PBA season hit a bit of a snag in Magnolia’s first game of the year.Magnolia not only lost 80-75 in overtime against TNT, but it also saw Lee get sidelined with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT Lee was already nursing a sore right thumb prior to the match against the KaTropa when he aggravated it early in the third quarter of the PBA Philippine Cup game Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“It’s just sad that I wasn’t able to help the team, but it does happen in games,” said Lee in Filipino. “That’s part of the job, so I’ll just wait for this to heal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLee left the game at the 10:24 mark of the fourth quarter after his hand got slapped on a rebound play and he said that it will take at least a week for him to fully recover.The shooting guard, however, said he’ll be ready to practice with Gilas Pilipinas on Monday but he would refrain from joining the scrimmages to allow his thumb to heal. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’ll take around a week and the only bad part here is it was hit again after it got snagged in my teammate’s jersey in practice,” said Lee who played for 13 minutes in the Hotshots’ season opener.“I’ll be back, no problem, it just so happened that my thumb got hit earlier. The team assistants earlier asked me what I felt on my thumb and I told them that it was painful whenever I caught the ball so we decided that I’d sit the game out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Gilas Pilipinas practices with Andray Blatche for 2nd straight day US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

Disrespect an issue in Warriors’ narrow NBA Finals escape

first_img“I think he sensed that we needed his production in that second half and he came alive.Warriors teammate Draymond Green said Iguodala’s shot was simply what the team knows he can do.“As big as Andre’s shot was, we have come to expect Andre to hit big shots,” Green said. “Since he’s been here I’ve seen him hit several game winners. I’ve seen him put the icing on the cake at several wins.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting For Raptors, a bad 6-minute stretch proved very costly Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP When the alternative is leaving the ball in the hands of 30-point sharpshooter Stephen Curry, who struck for 23 points, Iguodala didn’t seem so bad a choice.“I’m going to probably live with that,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “It wasn’t like we were disrespecting him and not trying to guard him.“He misses that we call timeout, we go down with a chance to win the ball game unbelievably, somehow.”The Raptors led by 12 in the second quarter, surrendered the first 18 points of the third quarter to fall behind by 13 and nearly battled back to win by silencing Golden State more more than 5:30 until Iguodala’s shot.“He’s just got a lot of experience,” Kerr said. “He has done everything in his career, been in the Olympics, won three rings, one of the smartest players I’ve ever been around.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and teammate Shaun Livingston (34) celebrate their win against the Toronto Raptors following the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Stephen Curry saw it as an insult that the Toronto left Andre Iguodala open for what became the decisive 3-point basket in Golden State’s victory Sunday in the NBA Finals.That made it all the sweeter when Iguodala, who was 1-of-14 from beyond the arc before his crucial shot, sank the bucket to clinch a 109-104 victory that pulled the defending champions level 1-1 in the best-of-seven series.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “It’s kind of disrespectful to leave Andre Iguodala open like that,” Curry said. “He has made big shots like that before.”Raptors reserve Fred VanVleet, who struck for 17 points in the loss, said Toronto was not insulting Iguodala, but he simply was the option they were most willing to have take a long-range shot in the late-game situation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They found Iggy on the way back out and he got a wide-open look,” said VanVleet. “He knocked it down. So that was a really big shot for him. We would like to have contested that a little bit more.“We don’t disrespect those guys. We know Iggy’s made big shots in his whole career. We’ve seen that movie before.” View commentslast_img read more

Midseason Position Grades: Wide Receivers

first_imgDown the depth chart, Jhajuan Seales appears to have taken another step forward for his 12th season in Stillwater. Even being third in production as far as yards, Seales has proven at times he can manage the role as a No. 1 wideout and has the physical tools to stretch the field. Being a No. 3 option, he isn’t given the same amount of opportunities, but he has already eclipsed his total yards from the 2015 season.On the other side of the spectrum, Chris Lacy has proven to be a formidable option but has really shown his worth in down field blocking.“Chris Lacy, in the last game (against Texas), was as impressive as any wide receiver that I’ve seen here at OSU in a very long time,” Gundy said following the Texas game about Lacy. “He reminded me of DeMarcus Conner, who used to just wear guys out (blocking downfield). And that’s what Lacy did.”The group as a whole is very well rounded, with each specific receiver bringing a unique skillset to the table that OSU has capitalized on throughout the year so far.  I gave the group a grade of A- for their performance thus far, and the team gave an aggregate of an A. Overall, though, you can’t ask for much more production than what they’ve been able to give you through the first half of the year.screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-12-47-08-pmWR Grade: A Halfway through the 2016 football season, we’re handing out grades for each position group and one of the most vaunted groups, wide receivers, is up next.Even without preseason Biletnikoff Watch Lister Marcell Ateman, the receivers group has performed admirably this season, and rank No. 10 as a passing offense with more than 350 yards through the air per game on average. And while that number is also a testament to the dude slinging the rock, the receivers have done their part to vault them into the top 10 nationally and No. 3 in the conference.The strength of the group, much like the Big 12 conference, is at the top of the depth chart. Losing freshman phenom Dillon Stoner was a blow to the overall depth of the team, but the top half of the group is loaded with talent, lead by James Washington.Washington started the season surprisingly slow. Against lesser competition against SE Louisiana and Central Michigan, he combined for 103 total yards. In the games since then, even with a step up in competition and more attention thrown his way in coverage, he has proven his all-american status by averaging 157 per game since.And the attention he gets on the outside has opened things up for OSU in other areas, too, as Mike Gundy noted this week. “(The defense) plays differently,” Gundy said Saturday. “You go back and watch it and study how they play when he’s in the game compared to when he’s not, they’re going to get an extra guy in the box in the running game.”Washington isn’t the most physically imposing receiver at 6-foot (which might be a stretch), but he has the leaping ability and athleticism to flat out make you look silly on the edge with catches like this. 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.center_img The second leading receiver is by far the biggest leap from last year as far as production. Jalen McCleskey, who was a speedster last season who had high points, has been able to step into the No. 2 receiver spot and has been incredibly productive. Oklahoma State has gotten creative in their ways to get McCleskey the ball, and he has taken advantage of his opportunities on jet sweeps and out of the slot. Bottom line: McCleskey + Space = Good things.WATCH: Rudolph to McCleskey gives #OKState its first touchdown of the dayCatch OSU vs. CMU on FS1! pic.twitter.com/zJjwNTM8Xc— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 10, 2016last_img read more

Midwest City Safety Evan Fields Cuts List to Five

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. Three-star defensive back Evan Fields, a rising senior from Midwest City, Okla., has named his top five schools which he released on twitter. Among his top options includes K-State, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Mississippi State, and Illinois.https://twitter.com/Evan4_/status/802273235131723776The Cowboys entered the conversation late in the recruiting process, and earned an official visit earlier this season which he took alongside well-known Cowboy signee Tramonda Moore, who is currently at a junior college.“That’s family,” Fields told PFB of his connection with Moore, adding that he “loved” his visit to Oklahoma State, and that “it felt like home”.Whether that’s by blood or by friendship, I don’t know. But Tramonda isn’t playing his cards close to the vest in recruiting Fields. Here’s what he tweeted at Fields after he released his top five schools.#GoPokes ? https://t.co/0PQ3nxLA6h— Tramonda Moore⏳™ (@TramondaMoore) November 25, 2016The caveat in Fields list, though, is the fine print at the bottom: List can change with new offers.Fields has had a monster senior year, and it took OSU surpsingly midway through the season before extending an offer — likely to make sure he was back to full health. Now, though, there’s chatter that Oklahoma could get involved late, even though an offer has not been extended. The Sooners seem to have several other prospects on their board, before making a decision on whether to pull the trigger on Fields or not.Oklahoma State recently added a commitment at safety with Texas’ Trey Sterling, but the Pokes also lost the pledge of Tyon Merchant, so Fields would likely secure that final scholarship at safety should he land on the Cowboys. With signing day less than 3 months away, it will be interesting to see if teams jump in late or if he elects to stay with his core 5.last_img read more

Homecoming Driver Gets Life In Prison

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. Adacia Chambers recently received her sentencing, and as expected it results in her receiving life behind bars for killing four people in the 2015 Homecoming parade in Stillwater.Adacia Chambers has pleaded no contest to four second-degree murder charges and 39 counts of assault and battery in a January 10 court hearing.The driver of the vehicle that struck the 2015 Sea of Orange Parade in Stillwater agreed to four concurrent life sentences in prison and 10 years for each assault and battery charge.Stillwater District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said after the hearing Chambers will not have the opportunity for parole until she is 72. [O’Colly]This was the expected ending to this whole ordeal all along. Chambers could have undergone a lengthy trial but accepted this plea deal instead.“If only I could change the past. My prayers are always with the victims,” Chambers said in court according to CBS News. “I was suffering from psychosis that day.”last_img read more

Mason Rudolph Says He ‘Could Care Less’ What Baker Mayfield is Doing

first_img 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. Spring camp at OSU is in full swing and the mood around the program could be best summed up as optimistic. The offense has drawn comparisons to the 2011 team by Mike Gundy himself, who seems to know something we don’t about his defense.In an article from ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Mason Rudolph reflected on that rainy day in Norman last December when he turned out the worst statistical game of his career.Here’s an excerpt.“For whatever reason, didn’t throw the ball as well that day,” said Rudolph, who noted he wished the Cowboys would’ve “taken a lot more down-the-field shots,” despite the rain.We feel you, Mason.Rudolph also talked about the chance for one last crack at in-state rival and off-the-field friend, Baker Mayfield.“But I’m a great quarterback,” Rudolph told ESPN “and I think I do a lot of things that he [Mayfield] can’t do. And he scrambles around and shows the athleticism that I can’t always do. We’re two different players on two different teams in two different situations. All I can do is control myself.“I could care less about what he’s doing. I’m trying to take care of my business and put my guys in a great position to win. That’s all I can do.”I like this confident side of QB1. Not that he hasn’t always been confident but I don’t believe I’ve heard him refer to himself as “great” before.By the way, he is great. If he stays healthy, Rudolph is set to demolish pretty much every quarterback record at OSU this fall.But his number one goal is a Big 12 title.“Our whole mantra has been to finish this thing right with a Big 12 title and see where that sets us up for. Bedlam, it’s going to be a big part.”last_img read more

Oklahoma Safety Will Sunderland Charged With Felony Burglary; Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanor

first_imgSooners junior safety Will Sunderland was charged with felony burglary on Wednesday for a robbery of two baseball players’ dorm room in March, according to a report from The Oklahoman.A warrant for his arrest was issued Wednesday.Sunderland was already serving an indefinite suspension from the team after being charged with concealing stolen property—a misdemeanor —after CDR Electronics in Oklahoma City discovered he sold them a stolen XBOX One and PlayStation 4 gaming systems the same day he allegedly stole the gaming systems back in March. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and posted a $2,000 bond on Wednesday.AdChoices广告Sunderland was recruited by both OU and OSU as a standout out of Midwest City but chose the Sooners early in his senior year.Entering his junior season in Norman, Sunderland was projected as the starting free safety for the Sooners. But with the latest developments off the field, it could seriously put his future with the program in doubt and force Oklahoma to rely on a very inexperienced secondary. 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

Patrick McKaufman Breaks Down Why he Committed to Oklahoma State

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. In OSU’s inaugural junior college prospect camp earlier this month, the Cowboys came away with a commitment from a sleeper prospect at one of the team’s deepest positions.NEO wide receiver Patrick McKaufman, just days after picking up an offer from the Cowboys, shut down his recruitment and committed after his standout camp performance earned him a scholarship process. It was a wham-bam recruitment process. And the familiarity between the two parties had a lot to do with how it all transpired so rapidly.“Andre Sexton was a coach my first summer at NEO, and he left within days of us going into summer. He’s been at OSU for awhile now, and in February, he gave me a call and encouraged me to be working out, doing extra routes, stuff like that so I could show out at camp in June,” McKaufman explained. “But it actually goes back to high school when I was at Douglass, coach Duffie recruited me heavily out of high school. So they’ve kept tabs on me ever since then. Coach Yurcich also recruited me, too. He recruited me as a quarterback. Duffie wanted me as a defensive back. So yeah, they were aware of me as a prospect and I’d been on their radar for awhile.”AdChoices广告McKaufman’s whirlwind recruitment, which saw him pick up an offer, commit, and make plans to join OSU later this summer, is an interesting story. He went from sifting between offers from the likes of Northern Illinois to planning his class schedule starting in July. In the days that followed his offer and subsequent commitment, he says he’s talked with his family and he intends to redshirt next season with hopes of making a splash in 2018 when Marcell Ateman and James Washington take their talents to the next level.At 6-foot-5, he’s got the tangibles to make a big impact from day one. Even if he’s not planning to play right away, his presence on the practice field will only increase the competition among the most talented position group on campus. It’s a dream come true for the OKC-area native who fell in love with OSU at an early age.“Growing up, my dad was recruited heavily by OSU out of high school. When he decided to make a decision about school and his ACT scores weren’t quite up to par, he had to settle for a Division II school. Ever since I’ve known about football, my dad’s liked the Dallas Cowboys and the Oklahoma State Cowboys—he even named my first little league team we had the Cowboys. Pretty much I’ve been ready to be a Cowboy since I was young.He continued: “I actually fell in love with OSU around my ninth grade year. I went to Cowboy camp all the time, and I had the most fun at Oklahoma State. When I look back on my times and memories at Oklahoma State, you know, I mean even as a kid coaches were always engaging with me. Whether it was how to hold the ball or how to line up, they’ve always been engaging with me. And Gundy has always emphasized stuff with recruits that’s opposite of football, you know like how to treat your parents with respect, how to act in public—he was always interested in teaching you life outside football. When he said he doesn’t like a player who is uncoachable, it won my parents over. So anyone who can win my parents over, can win me over.”McKaufman plans to move in July 5, start classes July 10, and begin his summer weight training program under Rob Glass. He’s weeks away from a life-changing opportunity, and he’s still taken aback by it all.“It all happened very quickly,” he said. “Coach Dunn said he really liked me, said he’d try to pull a few strings, then next thing I know I was on the phone with Coach Gundy trying to determine when I needed to move in. Under Coach Gundy and Coach Dunn, I feel like they’re going to give me hard discipline. That’s what I like. That’s what I want. It’s always been a dream school for me.”last_img read more

Rudolph, Washington Among 85 Named to Maxwell Watch List

first_img2009Colt McCoyTexas OSUBig 12FRRB1320611425.56 2016Lamar JacksonLouisville 2003Eli ManningOle Miss 2004Jason WhiteOklahoma To the surprise of … nobody … James Washington and Mason Rudolph were placed on a list with 83 other college football players as candidates for the Maxwell Award. This award is presented annually to the college player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.OSU is one of just 17 schools in the country represented by multiple players on the list, including four from the Big 12 Conference. The Big 12 players nominated include:Shane Buchele (QB, Texas)Orlando Brown (OL, Oklahoma)Jacob Park (QB, Iowa State)Chris Warren III (RB, Texas)Connor Williams (OL, Texas)Jesse Ertz (QB, Kansas State)Justin Crawford (RB, West Virginia)Will Grier (QB, West Virginia)Kyle Hicks (RB, TCU)Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma)Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State)James Washington (WR, Oklahoma State)AdChoices广告Past winners of the award align fairly closely with the Heisman. Barry Sanders won a Maxwell in 1988, but no OSU player has won it since then. Here are the last 17 winners. 2011Andrew LuckStanford 2013A.J. McCarronAlabama 2014Marcus MariotaOregon 2010Cam NewtonAuburn 2008Tim TebowFlorida 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. 2006Brady QuinnNotre Dame TCUBig 12JRRB1320310425.112center_img 2002Larry JohnsonPenn State 2012Manti Te’oNotre Dame 2015Derrick HenryAlabama 2007Tim TebowFlorida 2000Drew BreesPurdue SchoolConfClassPosGamesRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TD YearPlayerSchool 2001Ken DorseyMiami (FL) 2005Vince YoungTexas WVUBig 12JRRB1316311847.34 Granted, Hicks catches a lot of passes, but Hill was just as good if not better on the ground last year. PFB got a vote for the preseason All-Big 12 team, and even though we’re more biased than a minivan full of soccer moms, we went with Hill and Crawford as our first team. To be honest, Hicks didn’t even come up.Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 30, 2017. Three finalists for the award will be unveiled Nov. 20, 2017. The winner of the 2017 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 7, 2017.No surprises here! Mason Rudolph and James Washington have been named to the watch list for the 2017 Maxwell Award! #okstate #MA2ON pic.twitter.com/qoen4zvUJR— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 10, 2017 Watch lists are the Whose Line Is It Anyway of college football to me, BUT how about Kyle Hicks and Justin Crawford being on here and not Justice Hill? Let’s look at their stats from last year.last_img read more

Young Lyon: Meet Barca target Aouar

first_imgLigue 1 The Young Lyon wanted in Liverpool and Barcelona – Meet Ligue 1 Rising Star Houssem Aouar Robin Bairner 20:00 28/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Houssam Aouar Lyon Getty Images Ligue 1 Caen v Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier v Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais Coupe de France The multifaceted teenager still lives with his mother, but some of Europe’s top clubs are keen to ensure he moves out sooner rather than later Each season, Lyon seem to have one player to emerge from their academy to become a fixture in their first team. Houssem Aouar is the teenager to have broken through this term.Having debuted last term off the bench in a 2-1 defeat against Monaco in April, he has rapidly established himself as an important member of Bruno Genesio’s squad, pushing more experienced players such as Jordan Ferri, and even Memphis Depay, to the bench at times.Over the course of the next fortnight, though, this versatile performer will likely be given the role of Nabil Fekir, who faces a short spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury sustained during Sunday’s derby draw with Saint-Etienne. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Houssem AouarIt is a critical time of the season for Lyon, with their top-three challenge wavering after a run of five league matches without a win, and with a Coupe de France quarter-final away to Caen and a double header against CSKA Moscow looming in the Europa League.Aouar has already shown that he is up to the challenge, having amassed 17 Ligue 1 starts in 2017-18. He dazzled against PSG as Lyon stunned the champions elect 2-1 in January, while he even scored on his full debut, showing offensive nous to break from his position on the left wing to turn home a Kenny Tete cutback against Dijon.“When I was small, I dreamed of this,” he admitted to L’Equipe in November, having grown up in the era of Lyon dominance in Ligue 1, during which he held Juninho as a role model along with Zinedine Zidane, who is also of Algerian ancestry. But his success has not come naturally.Lys Mousset Houssem Aouar France U21“At training, I had to double my efforts,” he said. “I know that if I was going to play professionally, to take the place of one of my team-mates, I would have to be two or even three times better than them. That’s made the difference.”What has been most impressive about his breakout campaign, though, has been the ease with which he has slotted into a myriad of different positions. The 19-year-old, whose birthday is in June, has been asked to play off the left wing, as a No.10 and as a deep-lying box-to-box player. He has not failed in any of these tasks.“I’ve always played in the middle, so the role of hard-working midfielder is the one that I like the most,” he confessed. “But I like the left wing, too. It allows me to work and to develop other skills. I’ll adapt to anything.“It doesn’t matter where I play, I know it’s my chance and I’ll play anywhere to take it!”Aouar is a player who has long been on the radar of many top European clubs. Liverpool tried to sign him before he turned professional with Lyon, and he remains linked with the Anfield club, but so impressive have been his displays this season that Barcelona have been attributed with a keen interest.Lyon GFXLike many of the players who have come through OL’s academy, though, he grew up in Lyon and retains a strong emotional attachment to the city, the kind of which kept Alexandre Lacazette with the Rhone club for so long. For Aouar, though, family is especially important.“I still live with my mum,” he confessed. “She’s done everything for me and I feel great at her place. She brings me equilibrium. “Playing in big matches and having cameras trained on me, afterwards to go back to her place, it allows me to keep my feet on the ground – that’s important.“I give a lot of importance to my family and the city of Lyon, and I’m happy I decided to stay.”Should Aouar continue to turn in the type of displays he has mustered in recent months, he will have more hard decisions to make in the very near future.last_img read more

‘Hazard will have told his agent to get him out of Chelsea!’

first_imgEden Hazard ‘Hazard will have phoned his agent & told him to get him out of Chelsea!’ Goal Last updated 1 year ago 16:11 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Manchester City Chelsea Getty Eden Hazard Chelsea Manchester City v Chelsea Manchester City Premier League Transfers Jamie Carragher believes the Blues winger will be seeking an exit from Stamford Bridge following his side’s poor performance against Manchester City Eden Hazard will be looking to plan an escape route from Chelsea as their Premier League campaign continues to plummet after their latest defeat to Manchester City, says Jamie Carragher.The Premier League champions drew a great deal of criticism for a tame performance after they went down 1-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side on Sunday, their fourth loss in five top flight matches.Sitting fifth in the table and 25 points behind City, Chelsea’s struggles have only strengthened media speculation surrounding Hazard’s future, with Real Madrid reportedly determined to lure him to the Spanish capital. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And Carragher feels the Blues are only pushing him away with performances like that at the Etihad Stadium, saying the Belgian will already be urging his agent to find him a new club.”He’s the star player at Chelsea, but there has always been talk of him moving on,” the former Liverpool and England defender said on  Sky Sports .”I have no doubt that at the end of that game, as soon as he got on that coach or got home, he will have been right on the phone to his agent saying, ‘get me out of here’.”He will have been that frustrated thinking, ‘I should be playing in this team, they’ve got the ball. I should be playing in a team that actually dominates the game’.”Eden Hazard running around up there on his own, not getting a kick of the ball. You want to show everyone in the world watching how good of a player he is.”I think they will have a major problem keeping him after that.”Hazard, 27, is Chelsea’s top scorer in the league this season with 11 strikes and three assists in 25 appearances. The ex-Lille star is contracted to the Stamford Bridge side until 2020.last_img read more

Pep slams ‘really, really poor’ Man City

first_imgManchester City Guardiola slams ‘really, really poor’ Man City after Basel loss Goal Last updated 1 year ago 06:32 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Guardiola Manchester City v Basel Basel UEFA Champions League Videos Despite taking an early lead the Premier League outfit fell to the Swiss side at home, and the Spanish manager was not pleased with their play Pep Guardiola took aim at his Manchester City side’s second-half performance against Basel, as the club fell to a 2-1 defeat in the second leg  of their Champions League last-16 tie. While City still cruised into the quarter-finals on the strength of a 4-0 win in the first leg, the Spanish boss was not pleased with how his side performed in a second half that saw them surrender a 36-game unbeaten run at Etihad Stadium .The Premier League leaders were largely dominant in terms of possesion on the night, completing 978 passes – the most recorded in a Champions League match since Opta began keeping the stats during the 2003-2004 season – but even that wasn’t good enough for the former Barcelona boss.  Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “We are happy to be in the quarter finals, we are so happy for that,” he said.”Second half we didn’t attack and forgot to even pass the ball… the second half was really really poor.”Guardiola singled out just one player, 17-year-old Phil Foden, who broke a Champions League age record by starting the match , for praise during the second period, which the manager believes lacked any form of aggression from his team.  “Phil was good and in the second he was perhaps the only one who tried to be aggressive,” he said. “It’s good for the rhythm of the future.”With the job done in the last 16, City will now turn their attentions to the Champions League quarter-finals, and Guardiola knows the next round will be much tougher on his team. “The difference in the quarter-finals, in that level all the teams will be so, so tough and demanding,” he continued.”We will try to be ready and to come back because we did it in the recent games.”City hold a commanding lead in the Premier League and will find out who they will face in the Champions League quarter-finals on March 16, with Juventus, Real Madrid and Liverpool the three other teams to have already confirmed their place in the last eight.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s guide to being a modern man

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo: This is what every modern man must have Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:58 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear CR7underwear Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Eibar v Real Madrid Eibar Primera División WTF The Ballon d’Or winner has released his ninth collection of luxury underwear, an item he says is “a foundation to any outfit” Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has given his guide to the essential ‘must haves’ for every modern man.Fresh from helping his club to the Champions League quarter-finals by netting against Paris Saint-Germain in a 2-1 win in the French capital on Tuesday, the Portuguese sensation is ready for the launch of his new range of underwear.To celebrate the event, the 2017 Ballon d’Or winner gave his opinions on the world of fashion and he has explained what the contemporary gentleman requires to stay ahead of the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “There are a few luxuries that I think every man should treat himself to…I love music so it’s important to me to have a good pair of headphones, a beautiful watch, smelling great is a must so every man should have a nice signature fragrance and of course, very good quality underwear!” he explained.Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear“I love fashion and like to invest in luxurious items for my wardrobe. I think that the key pieces that every man needs in his wardrobe are a great suit, well-fitting jeans, a crisp white shirt, some good pairs of sneakers and, of course, great underwear.”Clothing doesn’t have to be expensive to feel luxurious – an amazing fit and nice fabrics are what makes items stand out, and are also what makes pieces timeless.”Underwear, of course, plays a vital role to Ronaldo in his day-to-day dressing and he’s not shy about discussing it.“Underwear is the foundation to any outfit, so it’s important to wear quality, premium styles that make you both look and feel good,” he said.”My CR7 underwear luxury lifestyle campaign showcases the collection in a more intimate way than ever before. Since underwear is so personal, I wanted to bring a more personal element to the campaign, which shows me relaxing at home. Downtime in itself is a luxury!Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear“I choose different CR7 underwear styles depending on how I feel each morning, so with each collection I like to design contrasting patterns and colourways to make sure there’s an option for any occasion. “The spring and summer 18 CR7 underwear range includes timeless white silhouettes for a classic look and bold blue and even pinks for when you want to be more adventurous. I love the styles with touches of vibrant colour. To me, that is luxury!”Ronaldo feels that the new collection, which is produced by JBS Textile Group in Denmark, offers a more “mature” style than previous ones.Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear“For spring and summer 2018, I really wanted to create a luxurious feel for the collection,” he said. “Colour still plays a big role, but the colour palette is more refined, we’ve got crisp whites and more sophisticated tones.”I started this brand six years ago and the designs have evolved alongside my own style choices. This collection is more mature, with a real focus on premium, luxury materials.”This is Ronaldo’s ninth season of CR7 underwear, with each item branded with his signature logo.last_img read more

Game Preview: Beavers Doomed If They Can’t Establish Run Against Cowboys

first_imgAfter months of misery, it’s finally game day again.Oklahoma State starts it’s 2019 season with a late-night meeting with Oregon State at 9:30 p.m. Friday night in Corvallis. The teams both had disappointing 2018s, but the expectations leading to that disappointment varied.The Beavers were 2-10 last season, beating Southern Utah and Colorado in overtime. Meanwhile, the Cowboys streak of 10-win seasons ended, as the Pokes narrowly secured bowl eligibility en route to a 7-6 year. Both teams are 0-0 now with endless possibilities ahead.Here are some things of note heading into the West Coast matchup.2018 Offensive Stats Points Per Game38.426.1 Passing Defense267.1254.9 Rushing Defense185.4281.8 Rushing Offense190.3155.6 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. 2018 Defensive Stats Oklahoma StateOregon Statecenter_img Total Offense500.2404.8 Oklahoma StateOregon State Points Allowed Per Game32.545.7 Total Defense452.5536.8 Intriguing Battle in the Trenches Looks to Favor CowboysOregon State quarterbacks got sacked 48 times last season. That was the most of any FBS team in the country. Oklahoma State’s defense had 39 team sacks, tied for 12th in the country.Just looking at those two stats, one would think Beaver quarterback Jake Luton will be picking himself off the turf quite a bit Friday night, but OSU’s defensive line is quite a bit different than it was a season ago.The Pokes return only 14 sacks from last season to their 2019 roster. Devin Harper had 2.5 of those, but he was absent the first depth chart the team put out after spending time in fall camp with a lower body injury. The Cowboys will also be without Calvin Bundage’s 1.5 sacks from 2018, as reports surfaced Thursday that he didn’t travel with the team after being dinged up for much of fall camp.The left side of the Beavers’ offensive line (LT-Blake Brandel and LG-Gus Lavaka) returns after starting every game last season. However Oregon State has less experience on the other three spots of the line.On the first depth chart the Beavers released this year, there was an or between centers Nathan Eldridge (who was injured all last season) and Nous Keobounnam (who primarily played on special teams in 2018). Eldrige is a transfer from Arizona, where he played in 25 games across 2016 and 2017.Oregon State’s starting right guard, Clay Cordasco played in nine games lasts season, and right tackle Brandon Kipper played in three.Expect Beavers to Pound the RockWhatever deficiencies the Oregon State offensive line had in pass protection last season, the unit tried to make up for with solid run blocking.Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson was a freshman All-American last season after running for 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns. Jefferson was the Beavers’ offense last season, averaging 115 yards a game and finishing his first season of college football 239 carries. Justice Hill and Chuba Hubbard combined for 282 carries last year.If the Cowboys can stuff Jefferson early and score points on the other end, it could get dicey for Oregon State if the Beavers have to depend on their passing game. Passing Offense309.8249.2last_img read more

Should you social network?

first_imgIt seems like a new social network or social network application targeting do-gooders sprouts up every day – like change.org, zaadz or razoo, Causes on Facebook, etc. So what is an overwhelmed do-gooder to do? What should a nonprofit do?My clever colleague Justin Perkins of Care2 has some great materials to help you weigh the relative merits and risks of investing in social networks.First, he does a nice analysis of the “Long Tail” of Facebook causes here.Second, he created a nifty ROI calculator to help you decide which investments are worth an effort.Both are required reading! And listen to the bottom line:The same old organizing rules still seem to apply, though there are some obvious advantages to playing in social networks if you are promoting a nonprofit cause. Social networks are different from other mediums, in that they tap into some basic human needs in a new way — the need to be part of a group, the need to be creative, and the need to have a voice heard in a public forum. But it’s tough to get in the middle of that, as an organization. It can take a lot of time. In the meantime, on a self-promotional note, don’t forget that you can create a Six Degrees badge that works on many social networks — as a way to experiment to encourage supports across different platforms! (Six Degrees is part of Network for Good, where I work). You could win a $10,000 matching grant if you’re really good at it!last_img read more

Recruiting for MHTF Staff Positions

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 7, 2009November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)We are now actively recruiting for two important positions at the Maternal Health Task Force. These positions are posted on EngenderHealth’s web site:Maternal Health Task Force ManagerMaternal Health Task Force Program AssistantSee the job descriptions for how to apply via EngenderHealth’s Human Resources department, who are handling the process (thank you!).Share this:last_img read more

Oldest player in World Cup history saves penalty

first_imgWorld Cup World Cup’s oldest ever player saves penalty in Egypt v Saudi Arabia clash Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 22:45 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Egypt penalty save Getty World Cup Egypt Saudi Arabia v Egypt Saudi Arabia Powerade African All Stars Faryd Mondragon’s record as the oldest player in World Cup history has been surpassed by 45-year-old Pharaohs goalkeeper Essam El Hadary Essam El Hadary, the oldest player in World Cup history, made a phenomenal penalty save in Egypt’s clash with Saudi Arabia on Monday.The goalkeeper appeared five times in qualifying and, at the age of 45, made his finals debut in Volgograd, and he soon grabbed the headlines for on-pitch reasons.With the score at 1-0 after Mohamed Salah’s opening goal, a penalty was awarded for Saudi Arabia. El Hadary, though, would not be beaten, and made a truly brilliant save, tipping Fahad Al Mulwallad’s spot-kick onto the bar and keeping his clean sheet intact. Article continues below 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 Unfortunately for the veteran stopper, another penalty was awarded before half-time, with Salman Al-Faraj stepping up to score and sending the two sides into the interval level at 1-1.El Hadary takes the record of oldest player to appear at the tournament from Faryd Mondragon, who appeared in goal for Colombia in 2014 just three days after his 43rd birthday.There are three managers at Russia 2018 – Serbia’s Mladen Krstajic, Aliou Cisse of Senegal and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez – who are younger than the Pharaohs keeper.El Hadary began his professional career in 1993 with Damietta in his native country, but he is perhaps best known for his 12-year spell at Al Ahly between 1996 and 2008, during which time he made over 400 appearances. He currently plays for Al-Taawoun, a club based, ironically, in Saudi Arabia.Both sides are out of the competition – Saudi lost 5-0 to Russia, where Egypt fell to a 3-1 defeat, while each side were beaten by a solitary Uruguay strike.last_img read more