10 months agoReal Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane had no problem with his placing in the Ballon d’Or vote.Varane finished seventh in this year’s running.He said, “It’s (Luka) Modric, a friend, who won. So I can only be very happy for him. “There are only great players in the race. If I had been told a few years ago that I would be disappointed if I did not have the Ballon d’Or, I’d have signed for that right away (laughs). “No, frankly, I cannot be disappointed because my year for 2018 was fantastic. And for me, the most beautiful reward, it is the comments of some people in the world of football which were expressed.” last_img read more

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller Accepts Fan’s Challenge To A Race

first_imgOSU 40-Yard DashOSU 40-Yard DashBraxton Miller’s throwing arm is yet to reach full strength – the Ohio State senior quarterback is working his way back from a torn labrum – but his legs appear to be good-to-go. Saturday afternoon, the two-time Big Ten MVP accepted on Twitter a fan’s challenge to a race. We’re not sure if Miller is joking or serious. Hopefully he’s the latter.  @BraxtonMiller5 you ready to race big dog— Alex Gies (@AGies3) April 11, 2015You think u gonna win? https://t.co/KlFfvFomED— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Next Saturday? https://t.co/idlmES3Gi0— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015@AGies3 I’ll give you a 10 yard head start pic.twitter.com/VizcXE35Dt— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Please let this happen, Ohio State. The Buckeyes spring game is set to occur next Saturday at Ohio Stadium.last_img read more

PRRD hires interim Fire Chief in Charlie Lake

first_imgHe’ll be taking over from Dale Widsten, whose last day as the fire department’s Chief is this Thursday.Widsten was announced as the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s new Chief at the end of June, after the departure of former Fire Chief Dan Ross.However, Widsten’s tenure lasted less than two months, after he accepted a position as the new District Fire Chief for the County of Grande Prairie, overseeing four fire departments in Sexsmith, Bezanson, LaGlace, and Teepee Creek.The PRRD says that McPhillips will support the Charlie Lake Fire Department with the daily operations until a new Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are in place. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has hired someone to lead the Charlie Lake Fire Department on an interim basis.The PRRD announced yesterday that Patrick McPhillips has joined the Charlie Lake Fire Department as Interim Fire Chief.McPhillips had a 35-year career with Coquitlam Fire/Rescue where he served as a professional firefighter, Chief Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Operations.last_img read more

South Peace Caribou Closure Town Halls

first_imgThere will be a 1/2 hour presentation about mapping, socio-economic impacts and feedback from stakeholders by the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery as well as a question and answer period. Saturday, March 2nd, 2019  9 am-NoonGeorge Dawson Inn, Dawson CreekSaturday, March 9th, 2019 9 am-NoonPomeroy Inn & Suites, ChetwyndFor more information; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Town Halls regarding the Caribou Recovery Programs in the South Peace.Two upcoming information sessions will be held in Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. The events will be hosted by the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Protection group and the Chamber of Commerce from the participating town.Each session will give updates on information on the provincial and federal governments and guest panellists including MP Bob Zimmer, MLA Mike Bernier, Blair Lekstrom from the City of Dawson Creek and Dan Rose from the Peace River Regional District.last_img read more

Chamber Luncheon with Kelly McTaggart from CAPP

first_imgPrior to joining CAPP in May 2018, Kelly spent 5 years working for Spectra Energy and Enbridge in Fort St. John, BC and Calgary in Indigenous and Community Relations for Major Projects.For tickets to the event; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This month’s speaker for the Fort St. John Chamber speaker luncheon is Kelly McTaggart of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.The luncheon will be Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre from 11:45 am – 2 pm.McTaggart works as the Advisor, Exploration & Production Engagement person for CAPP, the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry.  McTaggart acts as CAPP’s spokesperson and executes CAPP’s stakeholder engagement efforts in communities impacted by oil and gas development.last_img read more

Djokovic eyes record sixth Indian Wells Masters title

first_imgIndian Wells (United States): Doubt is a distant memory for Novak Djokovic as the world number one returns to Indian Wells on top of the tennis world, one year after his shock loss to qualifier Taro Daniel. Djokovic is making his first start since winning his third Grand Slam title on the trot at the Australian Open in January. He said he wasn’t fully recovered from elbow surgery when he opted to compete in the California desert last year, but it’s not a decision he regrets given the events that followed in 2018. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “I definitely wasn’t ready to compete at this level last year,” the Serb said Thursday as he looked forward to his title defense in the elite Masters series event. “I was kind of convincing myself that I was, but I truly wasn’t. “I know most of my team members at the time were against me playing in Indian Wells and Miami because it was too early after the surgery. “I could have, should have made a different decision, but I believe it also taught me some valuable lessons that helped me to create amazing results in the next seven, eight months and get from 22 in the world to No. 1 in the world in less than six months.” Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Djokovic would cement his return with a Wimbledon title and follow that with a US Open crown. He dominated Rafael Nadal in January’s Australian Open title and must be favored for a sixth Indian Wells crown — which would see him break the record he currently shares with fourth-seeded Roger Federer. Djokovic will open in the second round against 128th-ranked American Bjorn Fratangelo, who beat fellow qualifier Elias Ymer of Sweden 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. He could face a dangerous third-round clash with Australian Nick Kyrgios, seeded 31st, who is coming off his first title in more than a year in Acapulco last week. Kyrgios will take on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round after the German veteran dispatched France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-0. The Australian beat Nadal, former world number three Stan Wawrkina, ninth-ranked John Isner and number three Alexander Zverev on route the title in Mexico. He also holds a 2-0 career record against Djokovic, including a straight-sets victory over the Serb star in Indian Wells two years ago. “If I get a chance to play against him … I’ll look forward to that because he’s in-form,” Djokovic said. “On the other hand, I started the season very well. “I hope I can restart here where I stopped in Australia.” In other first-round matches Thursday American Sam Querrey defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7/5), 2-6, 6-4 to line up a meeting with 13th-seeded Milos Raonic — a rematch of their quarter-final here last year won by the Canadian. Veteran Ivo Karlovic defeated Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/3) to line up an all-Croatian clash with 11th-seeded Borna Coric. Canadian 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked 58th in the world, defeated Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-2 to book a meeting with rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.last_img read more

No electoral alliance with Cong in any state Mayawati

first_imgNew Delhi: In a setback to the prospects of an opposition grand alliance to take on the ruling BJP in the Lok Sabha election, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) made it clear on Tuesday that it would not have any electoral tie-up with the Congress in any state for the polls beginning April 11. In a statement, BSP supremo Mayawati said, “It is being made clear again that the Bahujan Samaj Party will not have any electoral alliance with the Congress in any state.” Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Referring to her party’s pre-poll alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, she said it was based on “mutual respect” and “honest intentions”, adding that “the SP-BSP alliance is perfect enough to defeat the BJP, especially in Uttar Pradesh”. Addressing party leaders from various states, excluding Uttar Pradesh, here, Mayawati said while several parties were “eager” for an alliance with the BSP, her party would not do anything for mere electoral gains as it could “harm the BSP movement”. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty The election will pit the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) against a combination of opposition parties, including the Congress, the Left and several regional forces, with the latter still trying to stitch up a grand alliance to minimise the division of votes against the ruling combine. The BJP has worked out a seat-sharing formula with its new allies and old partners — by even making concessions to them in states like Bihar — while the opposition parties are yet to arrive at a deal in several states, While the saffron alliance under Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to make history by coming back to power for a second full term, the Opposition is hopeful of unseating the government by raising questions on its performance on a host of issues, including economic growth, employment, corruption and social harmony. After suffering losses in three state Assembly polls recently, the BJP believes that its Lok Sabha poll campaign is back on the track due to a number of decisions, including the 10-per cent quota for the general category poor, money transfer to farmers and presentation of a populist budget.last_img read more

Buckeye brainteasers 5 questions for Ohio State vs Toledo

Here are five pressing questions regarding No. 15-ranked Ohio State football (1-0) as it prepares for its Week 2 matchup against the Toledo Rockets (1-0), which opened its season with a 58-22 win against New Hampshire of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. 1. Four previously-suspended players return for the game against the Toledo. What role will these players have in the game? Ohio State coach Luke Fickell confirmed Tuesday that junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown, junior defensive back Travis Howard and redshirt sophomore linebacker Jordan Whiting will be available for Saturday’s game. Expect each of the players to see game action, but don’t expect them to play a significant role in the contest. Not in the first half, anyway. For starters, OSU running backs coach Dick Tressel said Wednesday that sophomore Carlos Hyde will start Saturday’s game. Hyde rushed for 93 yards on 19 carries during the Buckeyes’ 42-0 win against Akron. Redshirt freshman Rod Smith also rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown. Considering all that, Hall might find himself as OSU’s No. 3 running back at the start of this weekend’s game. In attempting to earn his job back, Hall will also be competing with sophomore Jaamal Berry who, according to Tressel, is 100 percent recovered from a hamstring injury and will see an increased role as the weeks pass. Sophomore defensive back Dominic Clarke isn’t likely to relinquish the starting job to Howard, either. “(Clarke) competes everyday,” senior linebacker Andrew Sweat said. “I think he’s a great player. He got an opportunity on Saturday and took advantage of it.” The four previously-suspended players will take the field on Saturday, but it might not be early and it might not be for extended periods of time. Keep in mind that these players are returning from punishments, not injuries. They’ll have to earn their jobs back. 2. Who is Toledo and how do they compare with Akron? Both Toledo and Akron are members of the Mid-American Conference, but that’s about all they have in common. The Rockets are 10-time MAC champions and are expected to be at or near the top of the conference again in 2011. Toledo also returns 22 seniors and is looking to extend its streak of five consecutive seasons with a win against a team from an automatic BCS qualifier conference. Don’t expect this Rockets squad to be awed and intimidated by the sight of a sold-out Ohio Stadium either — members of this team have enjoyed road victories at Michigan in 2008 and at Purdue last season. 3. Which Toledo players could hurt OSU on Saturday? Let’s start with Rockets’ senior running back Adonis Thomas. Thomas rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown on just 15 carries last weekend against New Hampshire. There’s a tendency to roll your eyes when you hear that an FBS player put big numbers up against an FCS team, but he did what you’d expect a talented player to do against less-skilled players. Thomas also rushed for 1,098 yards in 2010 and earned second-team All-MAC honors. He is legitimate talent at running back that could burn the Buckeyes if they don’t give him his due respect. The most dynamic player on Toledo’s roster is junior Eric Page, a dual threat at both wide receiver and kick returner. Page, whose name is already littered throughout Toledo’s football record book, caught more than 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Rockets while also grabbing 16 touchdown receptions in his 26-game career. As a kick returner, Page has collected 1,389 yards, three touchdowns and averages 28.9 yards per return in his career. The Buckeyes could have their hands full with both Thomas and Page on Saturday. 4. Who is the most important OSU player or coach going into the Toledo game? Luke Fickell. Toledo is a talented team that travels well and, with a trip to play the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium on the horizon for the Buckeyes, this weekend’s contest is a classic “look ahead” game. Fickell will need to keep OSU focused its present task — beating a Toledo team that it should beat. The Buckeyes are bigger, faster and stronger than the Rockets. The difference between a blowout win, a tight game or a loss will be how focused Fickell has his team. “We’re definitely nit-picking,” Fickell said at a Tuesday press conference. “We’re definitely going to make sure (our) guys know we’re never satisfied with where we are. We have to find ways to get better.”  5. Will Toledo be the first in-state opponent to beat OSU in 90 years? The Buckeyes’ last lost to an in-state opponent in 1921 when Oberlin College upended OSU, 7-6. Toledo will have a better chance of ending OSU’s unbeaten streak against in-state rivals than Akron did, but by game’s end, it won’t have accomplished the feat. Toledo has the athletes and the experience to make a game of it at the ‘Shoe this weekend, but do not expect an upset win. OSU is still too focused on proving its doubters wrong — one win against Akron won’t change that. Final prediction: Ohio State 49-10 Toledo read more

Ohio State womens volleyball captures Maryland Invitational title moves to 51

They may be nothing quite like sweeping a mid-season tournament to keep momentum rolling for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team.OSU (5-1) took the Maryland Invitational tournament by storm, defeating both Binghamton and Seton Hall, 3-0, before clinching a tournament sweep in come-from-behind fashion by defeating Maryland, 3-2, on Saturday. While the Buckeyes swept their first two matches over the weekend, they struggled early in its third match against Maryland. The Terrapins took the first two sets, but the Buckeyes fought back and eventually won.“After the (first) game, everyone was just kind of frustrated, but we wanted to stay optimistic and be fired up,” senior outside hitter Emily Danks said. “We realized that we are in this for the long haul and that this game wasn’t over. We weren’t going to go down without a fight.”OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he understood that trailing on the road isn’t an easy obstacle to overcome. So, when his team refocused its energy in the last three sets, he said he was very proud of the way it handled adversity.“It takes a lot of energy and a lot of concentration to come back down 0-2 on the road,” Carlston said. “It’s not easy to do. I’m very, very happy for our team that we were able to come back.”Danks, senior outside hitter Mari Hole and junior defensive specialist Davionna DiSalvatore were named to the all-tournament team, with Danks being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.“Emily was a stud tonight, an absolute stud,” Carlston said. “Mari also played very well for us tonight. They are our senior leaders. They are the ones who we look to, who the team looks to and they’re vital. If they don’t play or keep their head up, there is no way we come back and win tonight.”Danks and Hole said they were honored by their awards, but gave most of the credit to their teammates.“Oh yeah, it was a huge honor, there were a lot of talented players at this tournament,” Danks said. “I’m so proud of this team, I can’t even tell you. I look around at every player and I wouldn’t pick anyone else to be on my team in terms of talent, leadership and work ethic.”Hole agreed.“It’s always an honor to be recognized,” Hole said. “This is a confidence booster to our team because three of us got recognized, and without our teammates, we wouldn’t have gotten this honor.”Danks had 24 kills to lead all attackers against Maryland, which is a career-best, and contributed three blocks and eight digs. Hole had 13 kills and 13 digs, as she recorded her first double-double of the season.Next weekend, the Buckeyes will compete in the Western Kentucky Tournament, where they will face in-state rival and No. 10 Dayton, along with games against IUPUI and host Western Kentucky.Hole said the team’s 5-1 start gives it confidence for its upcoming tournament and the rest of the season.“We all know that Coach scheduled a tough season because we are such a strong team,” Hole said. “So coming up with such a great start and getting this fifth win is such a confidence booster.”Danks also credited the team’s success because of the Buckeyes’ bench, which consists of sophomore middle blocker Anna Faul and freshman outside hitter Katie Mitchell.“We had great help off the bench, and they set the world on fire when they came into the game,” Danks said. “It just kind of shows how good our team is with so much depth at every position.” read more

Maryland to join Big Ten as 13th member

The University of Maryland is the 13th team in the history of the Big Ten Conference. Maryland’s Board of Regents voted “overwhelmingly” to approve the university’s application to the Big Ten, and current conference university presidents assembled for a Monday conference to unanimously approve the school’s admittance. Maryland’s move to the Big Ten will take effect July 1, 2014. Maryland athletics, which bears the nickname “Terrapins,” a kind of turtle, will abandon the Atlantic Coast Conference after nearly six decades of membership. Maryland is expected to negotiate down the ACC’s $50 million exit fee to help facilitate the conference switch. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith welcomed Maryland and its fans to the conference during a Monday press conference at the Fawcett Center. Elsewhere on campus, OSU students are split when it comes to the Big Ten’s latest addition. Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said talks about the school’s move to the Big Ten began to heat up about two weeks ago. The Big Ten move, Loh said, will help stabilize its athletics department’s finances. “This is, today, a watershed moment for Maryland,” Loh said during a Monday press conference at the university’s student union in College Park, Md. “Membership in the Big Ten is in the strategic interest in the University of Maryland. As members … we will be able to ensure the financial stability of (Maryland athletics) for decades to come.” As Loh spoke, he was joined on an elevated platform by coaches from 15 of the university’s 20 athletics teams, as well as athletic director Kevin Anderson, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and university Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan, a former OSU president. Smith extended a welcome to the entire University of Maryland community. “We look forward to having you as a member of our family and embracing your rich tradition and everything that you mean to higher education and intercollegiate athletics,” Smith said. “It’s a great move for our conference. When you think about where the landscape is today (and) what is happening in intercollegiate athletics, there is going to be, and, I think, as we move toward the future and years out, there will continue to be some change. Maryland is a great addition to our conference, so we’re looking forward to getting down to the details of trying to deal with the scheduling issues.”   Rutgers could be added as the Big Ten’s 14th team Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Smith did not comment on that possibility, however, saying instead, “today is about Maryland.” Delany also declined to comment on the possibility of a Rutgers addition during the press conference in College Park. The president of Maryland since Nov. 1, 2010, Loh spoke of having to face student-athletes after a commission decided to cut teams from the university’s athletic department. Maryland cut seven of its sports programs were cut earlier this year due to a multimillion-dollar deficit, according to a Washington Post report. Men’s tennis, men’s and women’s swimming, competitive cheer, women’s water polo, men’s cross country and men’s indoor track and field were the casualties of Maryland’s financial troubles. Loh said he hopes no Maryland president will ever have to cut a Terrapins team again, a sentiment echoed by Anderson. “For me, the most important thing today is that no future Maryland athletic director will ever have to look in young men and young women’s eyes and say that you can’t compete anymore,” Anderson said, “that you can’t wear the colors for this school.” Anderson confirmed that the school would reinstate the commission to determine which of the seven previously-cut sports can be brought back. The positive effect of Big Ten inclusion on the College Park community came to light quickly, but OSU students said they were skeptical of the Maryland addition. Travis Opritza, a first-year in civil engineering, said he has little faith that the Terps will be able to play with the Big Ten’s football elite. “I don’t really think they’re on par with a lot of the Big Ten schools, particularly like Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin,” Opritza said. “There’s a lot of tradition with football in the Big Ten and I don’t know if Maryland will be able to keep pace with that more than anything else.” Nicole Baitt, a third-year in human nutrition, said the continued addition of teams dilutes the Big Ten and sacrifices tradition. “The Big Ten should only be 10 teams. The conference is about tradition. Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan – those are all teams we play every single year so when you start diluting it, there’s more teams to play in the season (and) we’re no longer going to be playing those teams every year and it ruins the tradition of the Big Ten and the competition and rivalries.” The super-conference theory Stated simply, Smith thinks the idea of intercollegiate athletics morphing from a fragmented system of many smaller conferences to a system of significantly fewer larger conferences is possible. A mega- or super-conference featuring upwards of 16 athletic programs could be in play down the line, Smith said. “I can’t project other conferences’ thinking, but as I think through the geography of what’s going up and trying to set yourself up for legitimate opportunities to win championships, and you look at the revenue opportunities, I think you’ll see more expansion down the road by other conference(s) and getting to larger conferences.” A neighbor for Penn State Penn State University received consideration in the Big Ten’s discussion about adding Maryland. PSU was the Big Ten’s first-ever expansion project when it became the 11th member of the conference in 1993. As the new member of an already established conference and the eastern-most school on the Big Ten map, PSU teams lacked rivals. Smith said that by adding Maryland to the fold, PSU will finally have a geographic rival. “We have a member in Penn State University that, in some of our views, needed to have, geographically, some colleagues, and I think Maryland offers that,” Smith said. “They offer a neighbor.” Stagnation elimination Standing pat wasn’t an option for the Big Ten, Smith said. The conference needed to continue expanding and Smith used the Big 12 as the case study to prove his point. Smith said that expansion would continue, both for the Big Ten and elsewhere, and stabilization in the current market place would not have been achieved by holding at 12 members. “I don’t think we could have sat still for that goal, reaching stability,” he said. “We added Nebraska (in 2011) – that was one team. That didn’t cause (other conferences) to add just one team. They added multiple teams. “(Conference) consortiums are going to look at what’s in their own best interest relative to positioning themselves to be the best that they can be, regardless of the Big Ten or regardless of the Big 12, who is sitting at 10 (members).And my thought  (the Big 12) probably won’t last a whole lot of years at 10.” Todd Avery contributed to this article. read more

JT Barrett off to recordsetting start for Ohio State

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett waits for the snap during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28, behind 409 yards of total offense from Barrett.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with an injury during fall camp, the Ohio State football team turned to a redshirt-freshman who hadn’t taken a meaningful snap since high school.While there have been bumps in the road, that young quarterback — J.T. Barrett — has already accomplished things Miller never did for the Scarlet and Gray. Miller’s name could nearly fill its own record book, but Barrett ranks ahead of the veteran on multiple fronts just four games into his career.OSU coach Urban Meyer left some credit for the coaching staff when it comes to Barrett’s quick improvement, but also praised the signal caller’s ability to learn.“I think (I’m) not surprised by his development,” Meyer said after OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati on Saturday. “I think (co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman) is an excellent coach and he’s a very good student.”Barrett tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game when he threw six against Kent State — and had more than 300 yards in the air — before adding to his accomplishments with another record-setting night against Cincinnati. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and added 79 yards on the ground.That makes two consecutive games Barrett has thrown for more than 300 yards — something Miller hasn’t done in three seasons. Barrett’s 409 yards of total offense rank as the second-best in school history behind Art Schlichter’s 412 yards gained against Florida State in 1981. He also led the OSU offense to a school-record 45 first downs and the third best total output in OSU history of 710 yards.After his record-setting night, Barrett saved more of the praise for his offensive line, which gave him time in the pocket to complete 26 passes out of 36 attempts.“All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said after the game. “They got it started for us and that’s what coach Meyer always talks about in relying on them to keep the offensive going.”Barrett said he still has a room for improvement, but recognized the strides he has made since first taking the field against Navy on Aug. 30.“I think coming into Navy I was trying to make sure everything was right,” he said after the Cincinnati game. “Knowing I make mistakes and then just learning from them throughout the game.”He went on to say he’s more worried about trusting his instincts instead of worrying about making mistakes, something Herman said he wanted the quarterback to focus on in practice before taking on the Bearcats.“Trusting what you see and pulling the trigger, it’s better to be early than to be late,” Herman said after the game. “I thought he did — just from my vantage point — better, (but) still could probably get better at that.”Barrett set personal career-highs for passing attempts, pass completions and passing yards in the game, and did it all without throwing an interception for the first time in his career.Regardless of those numbers, Herman said Barrett can improve on making quicker decisions, but added he saw a “vast improvement” in another part of the quarterback’s game.Herman said given Barrett’s 6-foot-1 frame, the signal-caller needs to hang back in the pocket more in order to be able to see over the line and make the correct decisions.“So we really worked on keeping him a little bit deeper in the pocket on some of our drop-back throws and I thought he did that tonight,” Herman said.Despite his big day, Barrett said he recognized the spots where he needs to improve, and added he is ready to get back to work to keep getting better.“There’s certain things that you know you need to execute on during the game and so you think about those more than the big plays,” he said. “Definitely going in (to practice Sunday) trying to correct the mistakes we made.”Through four games, Barrett has completed 70 passes out of 110 attempts for 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s thrown five interceptions — three of which came against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 — and gained another 205 yards on the ground with one additional touchdown.After a bye week before the Cincinnati game, the Buckeyes are set for a typical game week before taking the field again. OSU is scheduled to play Maryland next Saturday in College Park, Md., and kickoff is set for noon. read more

FA to crackdown on Premier League managers

first_imgThe English Football Association has announced that Premier League managers will get verbal warnings, according to Evening Standard.Managers who behave badly on the touchline will be shown yellow and red cards, the FA has revealed.The “pilot project” which builds on the existing rules of conducts in the technical area will apply to majority of football competitions in England including the Premier League, EFL, National League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.These warnings will also apply for managers as they do for players, any manager who receives four warnings will receive an automatic one-game touchline ban.However, in the Premier League, managers will not be shown cards but will be cautioned verbally.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But unlike the accumulated cautions for players, there’ll be no reset for managers, so if a manager picks up four warnings, he gets a one-game ban, eight warnings gets him a two-game ban, 12 warnings gets him a three-game ban and so on.The only exception to the rules will be playoff games in the EFL and National League as well as the FA Cup final.The FA have revealed that warnings will be given out for inappropriate language or gestures such as show of dissent, kicking of plastics or water bottles, waving imaginary cards, attempts to influence the referee’s decision and so on.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey told reporters that the rules haven’t are not new but the idea is to make the disciplinary process clearer.“The whole process is not about creating drama but making sure we improve the behavior of people in the game.” He said.last_img read more

Weah New PSG coach can make me a better player

first_imgTimothy Weah believes that coach Thomas Tuchel can push him to new heights this season at Paris Saint-GermainThe 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah has been at the Parc Des Princes for the past year.Although with a star roster containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, opportunities have been hard to come by for Weah.The United States international had the option to go out on loan this season, but opted to remain at PSG under new coach Tuchel.Weah hopes that the German will have a similar impact on him to what he had on fellow teenage American forward Christian Pulisic.After Tuchel handed Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut in 2016, the 19-year-old has since become regarded as one of the best prospects in world football.“Watching Dortmund, seeing Christian play so many games at his age, really made me believe in his coaching tactics and techniques,” Weah said on Sportskeeda.“He’s really pushing us young guys to make our mark and get out there and do our thing, and that’s what makes him happy the most.“And I love him as a coach and I love him as a person. He’s just really pushed me to be a better player, and I can’t wait to see where the season takes us.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Constantly working to get better and remain consistent ??⏳ pic.twitter.com/dhcaFXXSUB— TIM WEAH (@TimWeah) August 15, 2018Still just 18, Weah intends to focus on his development as a footballer for the time being.“I don’t really want to rush anything. I’m only 18 — I’m still 18 and I have a long way to go, and right now is just me being an apprentice,” he said.“Maybe next year, who knows, I’ll take my talents on loan somewhere else and see what that really does for me, but right now I’m content with what I have and I’m content at PSG.”And George Weah endorses this mindset.“He tells me, ‘Just wait your turn,’” Tim Weah said.“You’re playing with stars. It’s not going to happen immediately.”last_img read more

Tis The Season For The KPBSD Winter Concert Series

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You can tell winter by calendar, by temperature, or by concert season, so if the days are getting shorter and the mornings chillier, it is time to think about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Winter Programs. AURORA BOREALIS CHARTER SCHOOL – December 4, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert, KCHS AuditoriumCOOPER LANDING SCHOOL – December 14, 5:30 p.m., Christmas Program with Potluck DinnerHOMER HIGH SCHOOL – December 17, 7:00 pm, Winter Concert, Mariner Theater; December 19, 7:00 pm, Candlelight Carols & Desserts, Mariner TheaterHOMER MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m, Winter Concert, Homer High Mariner TheaterHOPE SCHOOL – December 8, 5:00 p.m., Holiday Community Carnival; December 19, 6:00 p.m, Student ConcertK-BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 6:30 p.m., K-2 Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:30 p.m., Winter Band Concert, K-Beach GymKALEIDOSCOPE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert, Kenai Central High School; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert 4-5 Grade, Kaleidoscope GymKENAI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS Auditorium; December 16, 3:00 p.m., Holiday Choir Concert, KCHS AuditoriumKENAI MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 6, 7:00 p.m., Winter Choir Concert, KCHS Auditorium; December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS AuditoriumMCNEIL CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert, McNeil Canyon GymMOOSE PASS SCHOOL – December 7, 7:00 p.m., Music ProgramMOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 10, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert, Gym; December 17, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-3, KCHS AuditoriumNANWALEK SCHOOL – January 3, 1:00 p.m., Nanwalek Christmas ProgramNIKISKI MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL – December 4, 7:00 p.m., AuditoriumNIKISKI NORTH STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Kindergarten Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 6, 6:45 p.m., Concert and Modern Band Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert Grades 1-2, NMHS AuditoriumPAUL BANKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 12:30 p.m., Winter Program, Homer High Mariner TheatrePORT GRAHAM SCHOOL – December 21, 2:00 p.m., Port Graham Christmas Caroling ProgramREDOUBT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-2-3, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Band Concert, Redoubt GymSEWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 18, 7 p.m., Swing Holiday ProgramSEWARD HIGH SCHOOL – January 14, 6:30 p.m., Music Collective Winter ConcertSKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m., Winter Concert Band, Choir, DrumlineSOLDOTNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 6:30 p.m., Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Audtitorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSOLDOTNA HIGH SCHOOL – December 18, 7:00 p.m., Band, CHoir, Jazz, Swing Choir, Soldotna High AuditoriumSOLDOTNA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL – December 3, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-6, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSTERLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-3; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 4-6 and bandSUSAN B. ENGLISH SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-12TEBUGHNA SCHOOL – December 18, 2:00 p.m.,  Holiday ProgramWEST HOMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 12:30 p.m., Christmas Program, Homer High Mariner Theater Pegge Erkeneff Communications Liaison for KPBSD: “Take a break and get into the holiday spirit. You can also see the talent that we have using music as learning and in the arts at our schools.”  To find the full schedule, click here: KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs. There are 29 schools in the district that are hosting some time of concert or Christmas program throughout the holiday season.last_img read more

WATCH Houston Law Enforcement Speak At Texas Capitol On Bathroom Bill

first_img Share Texas law enforcement will have a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Texas state Capitol, on what they consider the public safety dangers that Texas lawmakers’ proposed Bathroom Bill legislation pose. Some of Houston top law enforcement representatives will be there, including Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Harris County Assistant Chief Debra Schmidt from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and Harris County Constable Chris Diaz. The event, which will take place two weeks into the Legislature special session, will also have other public safety experts, sexual assault survivors, sexual assault experts and public school superintendents,  in an effort  to urge lawmakers to reject efforts to pass what the group considers unnecessary and discriminatory legislation. last_img read more

Kolkatans start thronging Park Street as Christmas mood sets in

first_imgKolkata: With the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurating the Christmas Festival on 21 December, people started visiting Park Street in large numbers from Sunday afternoon to soak in the spirit of the festival.Park Street has become the destination of Christmas revellers in the city and the area has been suitably decked up to host the grand festival. The entire stretch of Park Street has been illuminated and the Christmas Carnival has rolled out in its full glory. The event will continue till 30 December. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe festival was thrown open to the public after the Chief Minister inaugurated the festival at Allen Park on Friday. This has become an important event in the year-end calendar of Kolkata. City dwellers thronged Park Street and its adjoining areas and enjoyed the lighting and decorations. The special attraction of the Christmas Festival this year will be the performances from buskers in and around Park Street and Camac Street crossing. The programme would be held on the day of Christmas between 4 pm and 10 pm. The state Information and Cultural Affairs department will organise various cultural programmes at Allen Park during the festive days. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPeople stood in queues outside various bakery stalls in the New Market area on Sunday to buy cakes. Various tourist attractions in the city like Alipore Zoo, Victoria Memorial, Science City and Eco Park witnessed large footfalls on Sunday. It may be mentioned that the Christmas Festival at Park Street and its festive fervour draws a large number of foreign tourists as well and the state Tourism department is hopeful that the number will increase further this year. Adequate security measures have already been taken by the city police along Park Street and other areas, which see large footfalls during Christmas and New Year. Watchtowers have been set up at various points to maintain surveillance. There will be additional police personnel deployed at various places in the city during Christmas. Additional policemen have been deployed at Park Street and its adjoining areas to avoid any untoward incident. The entire stretch of Park Street has been divided into two flanks by placing security barricades in the middle of the road. All the vehicles would be diverted through alternate routes during Christmas. On the occasion of Christmas Festival, the state for the first time is going to illuminate seven churches in the state in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Jalpaiguri, Bandel, Chandannagore and Krishnanagar. There will also be a cultural programme at Chandannagore church from December 26 to 28.last_img read more

Adults only for Virgin Voyages first ship setting sail in 2020

first_img GENOA — Virgin Voyages sailings will be exclusively for passengers 18+, “which was a direct result of listening to future sailors and travel partners”, says the cruise line.Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin hosted a ‘Ship Tease’ yesterday in Genoa at the keel laying ceremony for the first ship, scheduled to launch in 2020. The cruise line says it is now accepting US$500 refundable deposits for a pre-sale window at VirginVoyages.com.Live from Fincantieri’s shipyard, Sir Richard and Tom McAlpin arrived on stage via a 200-foot crane drop.“This is a very big day for Virgin Voyages, as an exciting new holiday option for travellers starts to get ship shape,” said Branson, adding: “She will be the most recognizable ship sailing the seven seas, delivering an irresistible sailor experience. We’re also committed to making sure our crew are the happiest at sea and will be proud to sail with us.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upCEO McAlpin said the entire ship “will be built with an attention to detail, reflecting the craftsmanship and materiality inspired by super yachts.”Designed to feel more intimate and connected to the sea, 86% of all cabins will feature a sea terrace and 93% an ocean view, he said. “Virgin Voyages is creating a sophisticated ship and a transformational experience that offers our sailors a place where rejuvenating day-life meets exciting nightlife and everything in between.”Making first ship’s experience ‘Adult By Design’ was a decision driven by feedback “from future sailors and travel professionals, who are looking for a more elevated and premium experience, with a few Virgin style surprises.”The ship’s livery features a sleek silvery-grey hull with smoked glass and touches of Virgin’s signature red. Virgin Voyages’ first fleet will be known as the ‘Lady Ships’, a play on the term ‘your ladyship’, a nod to Virgin’s British heritage.McAlpin says the spirit of the ship will be represented by a mermaid design adorning the bow.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoConsistent with their commitment to have one of the cleanest fleets at sea, Virgin Voyages has also signed an agreement with Scanship, providers of advanced waste management systems. Travelweek Group Adults only for Virgin Voyages’ first ship, setting sail in 2020 Share Tags: Virgin Groupcenter_img Posted by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Its been a rainy few days so far this week and t

first_imgIt’s been a rainy few days so far this week, and thoughts inevitably turn to grabbing a slice of sun on the continent. Our trio of tempting bargains this week all come in under the impressively low price of £54! Lanzarote from £42One place you’re virtually guaranteed to avoid the rain is the Canary Island of Lanzarote. The sunny year-round climate of this volcanic island is a permanent attraction to visitors, and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes along more than 200km of stunning Atlantic coastline. Find flights to LanzaroteNaples from £54The culinary attractions of the Neapolitan city are famous throughout the world, and extend far beyond simply pizza and pasta. The Campania region of Italy is also rich in art and culture and steeped in history, in addition to being located halfway between two major volcanic areas, the Phlegraean Fields, now a regional park, and Mount Vesuvius which is one of Italy’s three major active volcanoes. Find flights to NaplesToulouse from £50While this city in the southwest of France is most famous rugby and sausages, it has emerged as a major economic centre in the past 20 years thanks to major employers such as aviation industry leader Airbus. The city is now one of the wealthiest in France, and boasts an abundance of world-class restaurants, bars and cafés to explore, along with a pleasant May climate in the early 20C’s. Give it a go, at this price you’ve got nothing to lose! Find flights to ToulouseReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedLanzarote Focus: a closer look at the Island of FireThe small Canary Island of Lanzarote is best known as a sunshine holiday destinationIsland hopping in the Canary IslandsWhen most people visit the Canary Islands they visit only one, flying in and flying out from the very same airport. Perhaps they might gaze wistfully from the top of Teide on Tenerife or the peak of Pozo de las Nieves on Gran Canaria at the other islands beckoning across…Top 15 attractions and things to do in LanzaroteLooking for fun things to do in the sun in Lanzarote? Ok so the beaches are beautiful, but this Canary Island is a natural beauty full of volcanic vineyards, lava tunnels and other surprises. Here’s the top 15 things to see and do in Lanzarote that should definitely make it…last_img read more