Suspended constable dies in custody

first_imgA Manipur Police constable, suspended in connection with the escape of an extremist leader, has allegedly died in custody during questioning.Constable S.M. Manjur Ahmed was one of 10 police and medical personnel suspended after Thokchom Nando Singh of the outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party escaped while undergoing treatment at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal on March 25.Singh was arrested more than a decade ago for the kidnapping and murder of Lungnila Elizabeth, the eight-year-old daughter of former Minister Francis Ngajokpa in November 2003. “The constable was found dead in custody,” a police officer said, adding that they were trying to ascertain the reason for his death.last_img read more

Chris Carson Has Been Terrific Since Returning From Injury

first_imgThere are plenty of talking points that came out of Oklahoma State’s 43-37 road win over Kansas State.Mason Rudolph put up the second-highest passing total of his career with 457 yards (fourth-highest in OSU history).The Cowboys were careless with the ball, coughing up three turnovers and committed some inopportune penalties on the road against a team that’s almost impossible to beat when you beat yourself.But one of the most surprising of talking points should be the Cowboys’ effectiveness running the ball.Oklahoma State was able to put up 180 rushing yards on a team that ranks first in the Big 12 in rushing defense. After Saturday’s game, Kansas State is still No. 12 nationally allowing 110.89 yards per game. The Wildcats started Saturday allowing only 102.25 yards per game.The 180-yard performance is not exactly staggering but was a good sign for a Cowboy team still trying to find its way on the ground. It was their third-highest rushing total of the year behind only the Baylor game (213 yards) and Kansas game (228 yards).The Cowboys averaged 6.9 yards per carry, thanks mostly to Chris Carson’s 9.9-yard average on seven carries and chunk-yardage runs from Rennie Childs and Barry J. Sanders. That 6.92 yard average is the best single-game average for the Cowboys since the 2013 Iowa State game.The biggest run of the day was undoubtedly Chris Carson’s go-ahead touchdown dragging two defenders 10-plus yards to the end zone to put the Cowboys up for good.Carson has been downright fantastic since coming back from a hand injury he sustained in Week 2 against Central Michigan. Since returning three weeks ago, Carson has averaged 7.2 yards per carry and has four touchdowns (three rushing) in three games.“I was proud of our ability to run the football,” said Mike Gundy after the game. “I thought Chris Carson was excellent. I thought twenty-seven was excellent.”The Cowboy running game is by no means where they want it but the gradual improvement of the offensive line and the emergence of Justice Hill should give Cowboy fans plenty to look forward to. 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

Jhajuan Seales Signs With Priority Sports

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. Wide receiver Jhajuan Seales has signed with sports management firm Sports Priority as he looks forward to his opportunities at the next level.Seales is coming off the best season of his career, amassing 615 yards and four touchdowns, but has been a contributor since his freshman year where he grabbed 39 catches for 571 yards and three scores.With 1,785 yards, Seales knocked Josh Cooper of out the top 10 of all-time OSU leading receivers. James Washington is still working on his career list but Seales can hang in the top 10 of departed Cowboys until after next season.Seales has the skill set to play at the next level. The immense pool of receiver talent OSU has been blessed with is partly to blame for Seales not putting up even bigger numbers. I’ve always thought he could be the number one or two option for a lot of other teams.We would like to welcome @Jseales_OSU81 (Jhajuan Seales, WR Oklahoma State University) to the Priority Sports family! pic.twitter.com/yrETTgTFAD— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) January 9, 2017Priority Sports’ client list includes NFL stars of the likes of Mike Evans and Kirk Cousins, as well as NBA players like Bradley Beal, Gordon Hayward and Taj Gibson.The same agency is also representing current prospects Josh Dobbs from Tennessee and Sefo Liufau from Colorado, who Seales played against in the Alamo Bowl.last_img read more

Ranking Oklahoma State’s 2017 Home Games by Difficulty

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. We’ve ranked all six of Oklahoma State’s road games by difficulty. This time we look at the games OSU will play under the lights of Boone Pickens Stadium.OSU gets six home games this season, five of which will be Big 12 games. It’s a sneaky good schedule, so if you have season tickets, enjoy!No. 6 – Kansas[USATSI]Not that crazy things can’t happen, but this is the last game of the regular season and OSU should be firing on all cylinders at this point. Kansas will be better this year than last, I think they win three to four games. I just can’t see OSU being one of them.AdChoices广告Kansas hasn’t beaten OSU in Stillwater since 2007, and the closest margin since then was 70-28 in 2011 (and it wasn’t really even that close of it game). They’re not going to change that this year.No. 5 – BaylorThis is not the same Baylor program we’ve known the last few years. Now entering their second season without Art Briles and first under Matt Rhule who turned around the Temple program, the Bears are continuing to rebuild their identity both on and off the field.[USATSI]Baylor’s offense is likely going to take a step back again this year, but that’s not why OSU is going to win this game.The Bears are breaking in a new defensive coordinator this season and with him, a switch to a more complicated 3-4 scheme. It’s going to take the defense time to adjust, and I don’t just mean one offseason. Even if Baylor’s players get the hang of the new defense by the end of the year, it’s unlikely they do by Week 7 when they come to Stillwater.This should be the year OSU ends Baylor’s winning streak.No. 4 – TulsaYep. Tulsa is ahead of Baylor.[USATSI]For one, Phil Montgomery is in his third year at the helm of the Golden Hurricane. He didn’t take long turning Tulsa around going from six wins in his first year to 10 in his second.For two, Tulsa can score. Montgomery’s system is built to put up yards and points — even if they are replacing a lot on that side of the ball. Do they have the players on defense to really slow down Oklahoma State? No. But they might have enough on offense to at least make it interesting for awhile.Add to this, the Cowboys haven’t been great early in the season the last couple of years. If the Cowboys come out of the gate sluggish or looking to play extra vanilla, they could get more of a challenge than we would like from our in-state adversaries.No. 3 – TCUI’ll be honest. I don’t know if TCU is going to be better this year than they were the last. But I feel like they should be.Patterson has always been able to turn the Frogs around. They play good defense and can score. I realize it was in Fort Worth, but last year feels like a bit of an outlier. The score was 10-6 at half and the Frogs just couldn’t get into the end zone in the second half, even though they came close a couple of times.[USATSI] It all comes down to Kenny Hill. If the former Texas A&M quarterback can rebound from a disappointing season, then the Horned Frogs will be back to being formidable. At worst, TCU should bring a talented defense with them to Stillwater.I expect a real fight from the Frogs in Stillwater this season.No. 2 – Kansas State[USATSI]When are Kansas State games not difficult? It doesn’t matter where they, who is ranked higher, or if a walk-on wide receiver is playing quarterback (seriously, that happened), OSU and Kansas State play close games.We’ve talked about this a couple of times but it’s worth pointing out again. OSU is 5-2 over the Wildcats in their last seven meetings, but KSU has outscored the Cowboys by 19 points during that time. That’s how close these games are. Just look back at last year when the game came down to the final play. Heck, go back to 2011 in one of the wildest back-and-forth games I’ve ever seen.The Wildcats are always a tough test. I don’t expect anything different this year.No. 1 – OklahomaI’d love to not pick the obvious here, but that would be dishonest.When your head coach is 2-10 against a team during his tenure, they’re obviously going to be the toughest opponent on the schedule. Granted, there is a major difference between this game and the other 12 — Bob Stoops is gone and Lincoln Riley is now in charge.[USATSI]Yes, Riley will still be getting used to being the head coach of the Sooners, but he will have Baker Mayfield at quarterback to help ease the transition. It’s also not like Riley is unfamiliar with the Big 12, having served as OU’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.This will be OSU’s toughest game. They have the best quarterback in the league outside of Stillwater, and enough returning assistant coaches that I’m not sure the transition will be all that rough in Norman.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 14 Taylor Cornelius

first_imgSame here.And here.And he’s shown that he can make plays with his legs like here.And with this dangerous karate move to Keenen Brown. 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. Oklahoma State kicks off the 2017 season two weeks from today. Let’s look at a Cowboy who could go from a casual fan’s afterthought to the most important player on the roster at any time.How he got to OSUQuarterback Taylor Cornelius hails from Class 2A Bushland High School (Texas) near Amarillo. He wasn’t heavily recruited but that wasn’t for lack of trying — or production. His senior season, the 6-foot-6 QB threw for 3,815 yards and 46 (!) touchdowns — all while completing 65 percent of his passes. He was a star basketball player and also competed in baseball and track and field. How that alone didn’t earn him a scholarship offer from Gundy, I have no idea.What he’s done in StillwaterCornelius has been in a backup role since 2014 when he and Mason Rudolph came in together. While Rudolph turned into a record-setting star and Heisman candidate, Cornelius has stood behind the scenes working on his game and his body. Coming in as the walking portrait of lanky — 6-6 and 184 pounds — Cornelius has added over forty pounds to his frame and is up to 225.Heading into this past spring game, all the buzz surrounded redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee and early enrollee Jelani Woods. But it was Cornelius that was able to make plays going 5 of 9 for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also ran it four times including a 21-yard play.How much would Cornelius have played had he graduated high school one or two years earlier? It’s a good question. He was an inexperienced walk-on true freshman when Gundy and Co. decided to burn their highly-rated rookie’s redshirt at the end of 2014. But what if they stakes weren’t so high? What if there wasn’t a Mason Rudolph in front of him? What could Cornelius have done with a little more opportunity?On an episode of our PFB podcast, Kyle Porter asked former OSU wide receiver David Glidden to name the most underrated quarterback he ever played with at Oklahoma State.“To be honest with you, I might have to say one of the most underrated and overlooked guys is a guy that’s here right now in Taylor Cornelius,” said Glidden.“The kid throws an outstanding ball. He’s big. He runs a lot better than people think, a lot more athletic than people think and he’s worked ever since he’s gotten here.”Glidden raved about Cornelius’ work ethic and how he came in as a “twig” but has built his body up. He also talked about the obvious talent he brings to the table.“Some of the plays and throws that he typically makes in practice kind of opened up eyes for a lot of people,” Glidden continued “especially guys that practice with him everyday. It’s not really a surprise now to see him put balls on the money or even get out and scramble a little bit and kind of run away from a few people.”Oklahoma State fans hope they don’t have to see what Cornelius can do with the spotlight in 2017. But what about 2018? Could he make a strong case to compete for the QB1 role next year?Role in 2017The competition to be Mason Rudolph’s backup is a two-man race. Redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee has shown some nice things in his year-plus in Stillwater and still may have the most upside but Cornelius seems to have a much better grasp of the offense. The battle hasn’t been decided as of yet but all through camp, it’s seemed like Cornelius’ to lose.Noteworthy stats and highlightsCornelius’ reps have come in garbage time but we did get a decent sample size against Southeastern Louisiana, regardless of the level of competition.He showed he could find the open man.last_img read more

Five Potential Breakout Stars for 2017

first_imgFirst things first, there will be no Justice Hill this season. With so much talent on the Oklahoma State roster, there just shouldn’t be any opportunity for anyone to “break out” like Hill did last year. With that said, I’m not considering Tyron Johnson. We know he is good. We have known he is good. There will be no surprises.However, there will undoubtedly be a few youngsters who will have opportunities to earn a few stripes. Here are my top five going into the season.1. Tylan Wallace – Receiver – FreshmanIt should come as little surprise OSU’s top recruit in the 2017 class is at the top of my list.AdChoices广告Wallace has the athleticism to compete right now. He is a mix between Josh Stewart and Jalen McCleskey, with (as he would probably tell you) a lot more swagger.He probably won’t catch 30 balls but he could definitely finish in the top six among the receivers, which doesn’t sound impressive but actually is phenomenal given who is on this team.“You got to have a wildcard guy like that,” Gundy told the Tulsa World recently about Wallace. “Because we have to keep three-deep and then somebody’s going to get sick or get dinged, you’ve got to throw somebody in there.”2. Chuba Hubbard – Running Back – FreshmanWhen you have an Olympic track star on your football team, big plays are always possible.Chuba finished fourth in the Youth World Championships with a 100-meter time of 10.55. Usain Bolt’s fastest time was quicker by less than a second.Hubbard will have to compete with a deep group of unproven running backs behind Hill, but he should get touches and should make plays.A true home run hitter.3. A.J. Green – Cornerback – SophomoreAt this point, Green is one of the favorites to start at corner in 2017. Little is known about him which makes him a perfect candidate.I’ve worn the cornerback position dry to this point with talk about how inexperienced the group of young talent is. But from what we have heard from the coaches, Green has all the potential to make me look like an idiot.Green intercepted seven passes over his last two years at DeSoto High School and defended 25 more, according to Max Preps. He was a guy who held offers from Oklahoma, Wisconsin and 15 others, so clearly he can play.You just have to hope he can play at this level.4. Keenen Brown – Cowboy Back – Redshirt JuniorAfter waiting behind Blake Jarwin as the top receiving option at cowboy back, Brown could be the quietest, most important piece to the OSU offense in 2017. The X-factor.Cowboy backs coach Jason McEndoo said there will be a role for the cowboy backs to play this season, despite the overload in receiver talent. He said he didn’t know how big of a role they would play, but whatever role that is, Brown could and probably will fill it. For a player of his size, he has the skill and athleticism of a four-star receiver (because he was coming out of high school). That’s dangerous.Brown, to me, is much like Martellus Bennett (in his prime). OSU will use him differently by moving him to the backfield for protection, lead blocking and flat routes, but the skillset is similar.And that makes sense because Brown and Bennett both graduated from Alief Taylor High School in Houston.5. JD King – Running Back – FreshmanPart of this feels like obligation because I put Chuba No. 1, but King might supply more of an immediate impact.Coming from Fitzgerald High School in Georgia, King has the makeup of a starting running back. He is about 20 pounds heavier than Justice but ran track as a prep athlete and looks excellent on tape. It’s unclear what his role will be this season, but if he can lock down the No. 2 job, he easily could run for more than 300 yards this season.Honorable Mention:Calvin Bundage – Linebacker – SophomoreRodarius Williams – Cornerback – Redshirt FreshmanKris McCune – Safety – FreshmanSione Finefeuiaki – Cowboy Back – JuniorThabo Mwaniki – Safety – Freshman 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

Kante & Chelsea buoyed by Barcelona draw

first_imgChelsea Kante and Chelsea taking confidence from Barcelona draw to Man Utd Nicholas McGee 19:22 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) KanteSuarez-Cropped Getty Images Chelsea UEFA Champions League Manchester United v Chelsea Manchester United Premier League Barcelona v Chelsea Barcelona The Blues were disappointed to be held in the Champions League, but attention has now switched to a challenge for second place in the Premier League N’Golo Kante believes Chelsea can take plenty of confidence from their performance in the Champions League against Barcelona. Chelsea largely controlled the first leg of their round-of-16 tie on Tuesday and appeared poised to take 1-0 lead into the return fixture at Camp Nou.However, a mistake from Andreas Christensen allowed Lionel Messi to net a crucial away goal for Barca, leaving the Spanish giants favourites to progress. 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 The Blues will look to build on that display when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, and midfielder Kante feels Chelsea can be buoyed by how they competed with the Blaugrana as they eye second in the Premier League.Kante said: “Second place is still possible, we have to fight for this and see what we can do at the end of the season. It’s very tight. We play in Manchester and if we win we will have the same number of points. “We have to keep winning and hopefully be in the Champions League next season.”For sure this kind of game gives us confidence for the second leg and also in the Premier League.”We played well. We were compact throughout the game, we tried not to give them a lot of chances and we did well in that. We hit the post two times, we scored and to finish 1-1 is a little bit disappointing.”But it’s like that, we have to go in two weeks and play to win. We showed we have the ability to do something against Barcelona.”The Premier League is another competition and this is another opponent but it’s important, we are fourth in the table and if we want to be at the top of the table and play Champions League next season we have to win these kind of games [against United].”last_img read more

City & Arsenal set club records in Carabao Cup final

first_imgLeague Cup Arsenal hit record new lows as Man City set club best in Carabao Cup final Goal 03:18 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City lift Carabao Cup Getty League Cup Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsenal Premier League Both sides made history on Sunday, though Citizens fans will be far happier with how they’ve entered the record books… Pep Guardiola lifted his first trophy with Manchester City on Sunday, with his side setting a new club record due to the impressive margin of the victory over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final.The Gunners, meanwhile, set a a few records of their own, though it will make for grim reading for fans of the London side.The final saw City continue with the same stunning form they’ve showed all season, condemning their opponents to an embarrassing defeat at Wembley, with Arsene Wenger’s charges seemingly at a loss as to how to cope with the onslaught from Guardiola’s men. 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 Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva secured a 3-0 win for the Manchester side, their best-ever result in a cup final, while the opposite is true for Arsenal – it’s their biggest ever loss in a cup final.It’s widely known that Wenger has never won the Carabao Cup (also known as the League Cup), but followers of the Emirates side will be aggrieved to know that Arsenal have lost six of their eight appearances in the final of the competition – including each of their last three.In fact, the Gunners are the first side in the history of the tournament to lose in three successive appearances in the final, with Wenger having led his squads to the ultimate match in 2007, 2011 and 2018.And with the French manager having it all to do again against City in the Premier League on Thursday – and Champions League football looking increasingly unlikely – fans will no doubt be wondering when significant changes will be made in order to restore some of the storied club’s former glory.last_img read more

Spurs deserved to beat Juventus – Son

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Spurs deserved to beat Juventus – Son Dejan Kalinic 12:25 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Son Heung-Min Tottenham Juventus Champions League GLYN KIRK Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus Juventus UEFA Champions League The Tottenham forward believes that his side outplayed their Italian rivals in the second leg and that his side deserved to move on Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min insisted his team’s performance against Juventus on Wednesday deserved more than a loss. The South Korea international opened the scoring on the night, but his side suffered a 2-1 loss to bow out 4-3 on aggregate in the last 16.It ended Tottenham’s run in Europe after two wins over Borussia Dortmund and a victory over Madrid in group stage had the club looking like a contender.  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 However, Son said those results were irrelevant after Spurs exited the Champions League, with the 25-year-old feeling his side were unlucky to be out of the competition. “It doesn’t matter when we beat Real Madrid or Dortmund, it doesn’t matter,” he said.”Juventus is another good team, and another top team in Europe. I think we played very well – better than them.”I say we deserved more than this but football is about scoring goals and they scored two goals at Wembley Stadium. We have to accept the result.”Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in a three-minute span saw Juve complete a stunning second-half comeback at Wembley, with Spurs unable to respond. And Son believes luck played a large part in Juventus moving forward. “Our performance was very good and I think we deserved more than this,” he continued. “The last Harry [Kane] header … if we’re lucky then that’s going in… we should have got a penalty I think.”But as I said, they scored two goals. Football is about scoring goals, and if you don’t score, you lose of course.”But I think we’re unluckily out of the Champions League.”Tottenham must now turn their full focus to the Premier League, where they hold a five-point lead over fifth placed Chelsea, and the FA Cup, where the London outfit face a quarter-final against Swansea.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

Napoli waiting on Chelsea for Sarri deal

first_imgTransfers ‘Napoli will not be pillaged’ – De Laurentiis yet to hear from Chelsea over Sarri Rob Lancaster 19:49 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) mauriziosarri-cropped Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Newcastle United v Chelsea Napoli v Crotone Napoli Serie A Premier League The club have already replaced the Italian coach and are waiting to negotiate with the Premier League side, who have made him their top candidate Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Chelsea he will not allow the Italian club to be “pillaged” as the uncertainty surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future rumbles on.Sarri still has two years left on his contract with Napoli despite being replaced as head coach by Carlo Ancelotti in May.Amid uncertainty over Antonio Conte’s position, Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Sarri, but the £7 million ($9.4m) Napoli are demanding as compensation is proving a major stumbling block.. 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 However, De Laurentiis insists he has yet to have any contact with the Premier League club, even though he is ready to be “reasonable” in negotiations over his former coach.”I never received any calls from Chelsea, even if they are announced via the newspapers,” he said during an interview with Corriere dello Sport.”If that were to happen, I would sit politely and listen, reflect and then give the response that was best for Napoli.”I want to make one thing clear: this is not a club to be pillaged, this is not a club to be underestimated. I am here to discuss and have already said that, if called, I would be reasonable.”@ADeLaurentiis wishes @MrAncelotti many happy returns on his birthday! https://t.co/HJ9WxWbjHV#ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/PvS3qHAGPd— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) June 10, 2018De Laurentiis also confirmed he has not spoken to Sarri either since the conclusion of the Serie A season, yet holds no grudge after their working relationship came to a rather abrupt end.”I’ve not spoken to Sarri since then and he never called either,” he added.”After the final match of the season against Crotone, I waited, but neither he nor his manager [Alessandro] Pellegrini made themselves heard.”I took that into consideration and thought about a phrase my father said: ‘In life you should never let yourself be surprised’.”I don’t reproach Sarri, as if anything I should’ve set the rules and objectives at the start of the season. But being great gentlemen is a characteristic in the behaviour of the De Laurentiis family.”last_img read more

Courtois: Hazard has taken his game to a new level

first_imgWorld Cup Courtois: Hazard has taken his game to a new level ahead of World Cup Goal 23:27 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Belgium Getty World Cup Eden Hazard Belgium v Panama Panama Belgium The Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper believes his club and international team-mate is playing at his highest level ever ahead of the World Cup Thibaut Courtois is of the belief that Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard is training and playing at his best level ahead of the World Cup.Hazard, who suffered through a disappointing campaign with Chelsea in the Premier League, is one of the key men for a Belgium side that is considered by many as one of the favorites in Russia. The 27-year-old was a slight injury worry, having limped out of 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica after suffering a kick on the leg, but Belgium have calmed fears of him missing out and Courtois expects him to be key to their performance.  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 “It’s not only Eden at his best, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him train and play this amazingly,” Courtois told reporters. “He’s reached another level of his game and I hope he can show that.”But we also need Romelu [Lukaku] to score goals, I need to play well, we kneed [Kevin De Bruyne] at the level he’s at at City.”We need our best players at their best and everyone is training well at this moment.”Despite a lacklustre showing in league play for Chelsea, Antonio Conte’s side closed the club season with a win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thinks the trophy to close the year was just the boost his star winger needed heading into Russia. “I think Eden ended the season with winning a trophy, with his performances in the final and semi, have prepared him well for the World Cup,” the former Swansea boss said. “He’s in good form, looks fresh and ready. The players we have around help him too. In the last two friendlies, he’s looked very sharp.”Following their clash with Panama, Belgium face Tunisia and England in World Cup Group G.last_img read more

‘Brazil face tough World Cup opener against Switzerland’

first_imgWorld Cup Brazil face tough World Cup opener against Switzerland, says Chapuisat Naim Beneddra Last updated 1 year ago 17:21 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Brazil Croatia 2018 Getty World Cup Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Switzerland The Selecao are favourites to win the game against Vladimir Petkovic’s team, but the former national team star believes it will be surprisingly tight Brazil may be one of the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup, but Neymar and Co. are in for a surprisingly difficult start to the competition when they take on Switzerland, Stephane Chapuisat says.The Selecao approach the campaign in Russia aiming for a sixth world title and to eradicate the memories of their semi-final exit of 2014, when they lost 7-1 to Germany.Brazil kick off their campaign against Switzerland and are expected to top Group E ahead of Sunday’s opponents, Costa Rica and Serbia. 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 However, ex-Switzerland and Borussia Dortmund star Chapuisat believes Vladimir Petkovic’s team will put up a good fight against Tite’s charges.”Brazil is one of the favourites of the tournament, but Switzerland are always difficult to handle, we are well organized and we can bother big teams,” he told Goal. “But Brazil are still thinking about a World Cup at home that ended badly. They may have a big reaction.”But it will be an interesting match and it will be a bonus for us if we achieve a positive result. The most important game for us will be the second against Serbia.”Switzerland narrowly lost out on first place in their qualifying group after winning all but one of their 10 games, and the progress they have made in recent years has given Chapuisat reason to be optimistic.”Petkovic has integrated a lot of young players,” he continued. “He found the right mix, with young players and some old ones. We had a very good qualifying phase with him. It was special because there were two teams that won nine games out of 10; us and Portugal. We finished second and we had to go through the playoffs. Now, it’s going to be an interesting World Cup in a group where there is a big favourite like Brazil. But it will be tight between the other teams.HD Switzerland“We have a good team if everyone is there. We have quality players. Our problem is that we have a lot of players who play abroad but who aren’t necessarily in the starting XI at their clubs. For the national team, it is always problematic when important players lack playing time. But that’s the lot of the countries like us where the standard of the national championship is not very high and where the good players go elsewhere. There is a risk that they will not play or that they will be in the wrong position.”Switzerland’s best ever finish at a World Cup was in 1954, when they hosted it and reached the quarter-finals. The Nati settled for a last-16 finish in Brazil four years ago, but Chapuisat hopes they can go one further.Chapuisat added: “It would be beautiful to reach the quarter-finals, but we have to be solid in these knockout matches. We know that everything is possible, but as I said, we must have a great match as our team hasn’t yet reached the knockout stage.”last_img read more

Newcastle sign free agent Ki Sung-yueng

first_imgTransfers Newcastle sign free agent Ki Sung-yueng Jamie Smith 03:15 6/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sung-Yong Ki Swansea Getty Transfers Newcastle United Swansea City Premier League AC Milan were linked with the South Korea international, but he has opted to stay in the Premier League and move to St. James’ Park Newcastle United have announced the signing of Ki Sung-yueng on a two-year contract.The South Korea international was a free agent after leaving Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League.Ki is Newcastle’s second signing of the close-season, following goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to the club. 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 “I’m pleased to welcome Ki to the club,” said manager Rafael Benitez. “He is a player with lots of Premier League and international experience and it was an easy decision to bring him here.”Our new signing in our new @pumafootball home shirt   pic.twitter.com/phnfLSRxtf — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 29, 2018 South Korea captain Ki previously played for Newcastle’s north-east rivals Sunderland – now in League One – during a loan spell in the 2013-14 season. “Everyone knows how big this club is so I’m really looking forward to playing with my team-mates and for the fans,” said the 29-year-old.Ki helped Korea to knock holders Germany out of the World Cup, but his side did not qualify from the group stages at Russia 2018.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

Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

first_img Source:https://childrensnational.org/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 17 2019Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes for both mothers and their babies, including poor breastfeeding rates, poor maternal-infant bonding, lower infant immunization rates and maternal suicides that account for up to 20 percent of postpartum deaths.But while it’s obvious that PMADs are a significant problem, finding a way to solve this issue is far from clear. In a policy statement published December 2018 in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatric medical homes coordinate more effectively with prenatal providers to ensure PMAD screening occurs for new mothers at well-child checkups throughout the first several weeks and months of infancy and use community resources and referrals to ensure women suffering with these disorders receive follow-up treatment.To help solve the huge issue of PMADs requires a more comprehensive approach, suggests Lenore Jarvis, M.D., MEd, an emergency medicine specialist at Children’s National Health System. A poster that Dr. Jarvis and colleagues from Children’s Perinatal Mental Health Taskforce recently presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Convention and Exhibit in Orlando, Florida, details the integrated care to help women with PMADs that originated at Children’s National and is being offered at several levels, including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy. The poster was ranked best in its section for the Council on Early Childhood.At the base level of care for mothers with possible PMADs, Dr. Jarvis says, are the one-on-one screenings that take place in primary care clinics. Currently, all five of Children’s primary care clinics screen for mental health concerns at annual visits. At the 2-week, 1-, 2-, 4-, and 6-month visits, mothers are screened for PMADs using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, a validated tool that’s long been used to gauge the risk of postpartum depression. In addition, recent studies at Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and emergency department (ED) suggest that performing PMAD screenings in these settings as well could help catch even more women with these disorders: About 45 percent of parents had a positive screen for depression at NICU discharge, and about 27 percent of recent mothers had positive screens for PMADs in the ED.Related StoriesIndividual variation in genes alters our ability to regulate emotionsLink between hip joint hypermobility and behavioral alterations also found in non-human speciesDrinking Matcha tea may reduce anxious behavior, research showsTo further these efforts, Children’s National recently started a Perinatal Mental Health Taskforce to promote multidisciplinary collaboration and open communication with providers among multiple hospital divisions. This taskforce is working together to apply lessons learned from screening in primary care, the NICU and the ED to discuss best practices and develop hospital-wide recommendations. They’re also sharing their experiences with hospitals across the country to help them develop best practices for helping women with PMADs at their own institutions.Furthering its commitment to PMAD screening, Children’s National leadership set a goal of increasing screening in primary care by 15 percent for fiscal year 2018–then exceeded it. Children’s National is also helping women with PMADs far outside the hospital’s walls by developing a PMAD screening toolkit for other providers in Washington and across the country and by connecting with community partners through the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care. In April 2019, the hospital will host a regional perinatal mental health conference that not only will include its own staff but also staff from other local hospitals and other providers who care for new mothers, including midwives, social workers, psychologists, community health workers and doulas.Finally, on a federal level, Dr. Jarvis and colleagues are part of efforts to obtain additional resources for PMAD screening, referral and treatment. They successfully advocated for Congress to fully fund the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression program, part of the 21st Century Cures Act. And locally, they provided testimony to help establish a task force to address PMADs in Washington.Together, Dr. Jarvis says, these efforts are making a difference for women with PMADs and their families.”All this work demonstrates that you can take a problem that is very personal, this individual experience with PMADS, and work together with a multidisciplinary team in collaboration to really have an impact and promote change across the board,” she adds.last_img read more

Joshua Trees Will Be AllButExtinct by 2070 Without Climate Action Study Warns

first_imgJoshua trees — some of the most unusual and iconic plants of the American Southwest — have survived as a species for some 2.5 million years in the inhospitable Mojave Desert. Now, they may face imminent extinction due to climate change. In a new study published June 3 in the journal Ecosphere, researchers and volunteer scientists surveyed nearly 4,000 trees in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park to figure out where the oldest trees tended to thrive during historic periods of extreme heat and drought. (A single Joshua tree can live up to 300 years.) Then, the researchers estimated how much of these Joshua safe zones (or “refugia”) would survive to the end of the century based on a range of climate change predictions. [Desert Green: Images of Joshua Tree National Park] The study authors found that, if greenhouse gas emissions are seriously curbed and summer temperatures are limited to an increase of 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius), about 19% of the park’s Joshua tree habitat would survive after the year 2070.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65953-climate-change-destroying-joshua-trees.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  If no action is taken to reduce carbon emissions and summer temperatures rise by 9 F (5 C) or more, however, only 0.02% of the tree’s habitat would survive to the end of the century — leaving the rare tree a hair away from extinction. “The fate of these unusual, amazing trees is in all of our hands,” lead study author Lynn Sweet, a plant ecologist at the University of California, Riverside said in a statement. “Their numbers will decline, but how much depends on us.” Survivors in the sand Joshua Tree National Park covers 1,200 square miles (3,200 square kilometers) of sandy, hilly terrain in the desert between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona. The spiny-armed Joshua trees have survived millions of years of climate ups and downs by holding on to large amounts of water to carry them through the region’s harshest droughts. However, the study authors wrote, young Joshua trees and seedlings aren’t able to store enough water to weather these dry spells. During long droughts — such as the epic, 376-week-long one that lasted from December 2011 to March 2019 in California — various parts of the park became too parched to support young Joshua tree growth, preventing the species from reproducing properly. As global temperatures rise, more and longer droughts are expected to occur around the world, and that means fewer and fewer new Joshua trees surviving to adulthood. To find out which parts of the tree’s desert habitat were safest and which were most at risk of drying up, a team of park researchers and volunteers counted thousands of trees in various parts of the park, noting each tree’s height (which helped predict the tree’s age) and the number of new sprouts in the area. They found that, in general, trees growing in higher-elevation spots, which tend to be cooler and retain more moisture, survived much better than those in lower, drier regions. The team compared these survey results with historic climate records to predict how much of the Joshua tree’s habitat was likely to shrink as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases over the rest of the century. Under the best-case scenario, they found, just 1 in 5 Joshua trees will survive the next 50 years. Taking swift action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the only way to save the Joshua trees from extinction, the researchers found. However, even trees in the best-hydrated habitats will still face a serious threat from wildfires, which have also been occurring with greater frequency and intensity as the climate warms, they said. According to the researchers, fewer than 10% of Joshua trees survive when wildfires rush through their habitats — thanks, in part, to car exhaust coating desert shrubs with flammable nitrogen. This, at least, is a threat that can be addressed on a local level, right now. “Fires are just as much a threat to the trees as climate change, and removing grasses is a way park rangers are helping to protect the area today,” Sweet said. “By protecting the trees, they’re protecting a host of other native insects and animals that depend on them as well.” Desert Mistletoe: Photos of ‘Tree Thieves’ in the American Southwest Spectacular Geology: Amazing Photos of the American Southwest Of a Feather: Photos Reveal Stunning Birds of the Southwest Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comSee What The World’s Largest Dog Looks LikeEditorChoice.comUndoAnti-Snoring SolutionA Simple Fix for Snoring And Sleep ApneaAnti-Snoring SolutionUndolast_img read more

To make roads safer HDFC Bank conducts Traffic Paathshala in Thiruvananthapuram

first_imgJune 21, 2019 traffic COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL Kerala Thiruvananthapuramcenter_img File photo HDFC Bank, in partnership with the Thiruvananthapuram Police, has launched a campaign to make roads safer by spreading awareness about the do’s and don’ts of road safety. This initiative is called ‘Traffic Paathshala’.MK Zulfiqer, Assistant Commissioner of Police, along with Srikumar Nair, Zonal Head (South Kerala), HDFC Bank, inaugurated initiative here on Thursday by flagging-off an awareness rally by volunteers.“Nearly four lakh people are expected to benefit from the initiative that covers the major road crossings in the city including the Central Bus Station and Central Railway Station,” a bank spokesman said.The awareness rally, which will be undertaken by groups of volunteers and HDFC Bank employees, would be held at all important and busy traffic junctions across the city. The volunteers would carry placards having traffic awareness messages to encourage people to follow road safety rules.While motorists found observing traffic discipline would rewarded with a token of appreciation, those found violating it will be enrolled in the ‘Traffic Paathshala’ and informed about the do’s and don’ts of road safety.Srikumar Nair said that “at HDFC Bank, we believe in giving back to the communities we operate in. With ‘Traffic Paathshala,’ we aim to educate the general public in the city on the do’s and don’ts of road safety. We believe that this is the need of the hour in a city that is witnessing an increasing number of accidents and casualties.” SHARE 0 COMMENTSlast_img read more