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  • Watch Guide: Week 9

    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. November is coming. But first October has some work to do to whittle down the final few unbeaten teams in college football. This weekend is a gauntlet for the big boys as seven of nine undefeates squads take to the road including West Virginia which heads to Stillwater.9 unbeatens left: 2 off this week. Remaining 7 (Clem, Mich, Wash, WVU, Neb, Bay, Boise) all on road Saturday. More than half will lose— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 23, 2016The benefit of having a 11 a.m. game is that you have plenty of time to get home (or to a bar) and watch several other undefeated teams fall.Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for his work.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 9last_img read more

  • Joe Mixon: ‘It Felt Like a Dude Hit Me’

    first_imgThe Oklahoman got a copy of the police report from the Joe Mixon-Mia Molitor fight from 2014, and I’m not real sure I believe what Joe Mixon had to say here.“And after that, like, I was so shocked, because she hit me so hard,” said Mixon. “It felt like a dude hit me. And after that, like, my face went boom, my reaction was just right there.”So yeah. I just don’t see how this feels like a dude hit you. I know you’re sort of caught up in the moment or whatever, and I am one of those people who loathes getting touched in the face/neck.But the self-defense card Mixon and his lawyers have been playing for the past two years got burned up when the video came out. They act like he was getting cornered by someone who looked like Shawn Willis and not open-hand slapped by a petite college student.Mixon also noted that he was called a racial slur by the woman’s gay friend even though later he noted that the slur was not said to him but about him. The whole thing is a complete mess, and I hate that it ever happened.Here is Joe Mixon punching a woman. Hope it was worth the Ws, OU. https://t.co/snveBtubg1 pic.twitter.com/Sarv9FKdnQ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 16, 2016There are 2017 implications, too. I think Mixon is more likely to return to Norman now that this is out. I think he needs as much space from the video as possible before the NFL Draft.Here’s draft expert Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst.Since the release of the video, general managers around the league have told those close to Mixon he won’t get drafted, there’s a possibility he won’t be signed as a free agent and he may not even receive an invitation to the combine should he declare for the draft.That’s a stunner. So not only do we have to live with the fact that Mike Gundy did the right thing (with Tyreek) and Bob Stoops did not, but now we might have to live with another year of Mixon’s Bedlam destruction. 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

  • Oklahoma State Finishes With Top 20 Offense For 2016

    first_imgMike Yurcich, the stage is yours. After being ripped up and down these internet streets for most of the last few years, Yurcich has (by most measures) slapped together back-to-back top 25 offenses in Stillwater. Last year, Oklahoma State finished No. 23 nationally in points per drive. This year, they improved on that, moving all the way to No. 17. This was third-best in the Big 12 behind OU and Texas Tech.Here is a look at the top 25 nationally.OU had a ridiculous year (although not as ridiculous as the 3.99 points per drive they scored back in 2008). OSU was right there with the likes of Michigan, Louisville and Pitt (wait, Pitt?!) These numbers are mildly misleading because, you know, New Mexico didn’t play the same schedule as Oklahoma State, but New Mexico also doesn’t have the same caliber players as Oklahoma State does.This was actually one of the better years in the Gundy era (which coincides with the time since this stat was introduced in the mid 2000s). Here are all the PPD numbers for OSU dating back to 2007. It is the best offense OSU has had since Todd Monken left in 2012.And guess what … it’s going to be even better in 2017. 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

  • Guardiola: Man City have to lift titles

    first_imgManchester City ‘Man City have to lift titles’ – Guardiola needs silverware to define success Dom Farrell 16:43 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal League Cup The Premier League leaders have delighted with their spectacular football this season, but the man at the helm knows it is time to add a trophy Pep Guardiola knows his Manchester City revolution will be judged by the weight of silverware they win ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola has overhauled City’s playing style and his swashbuckling side are odds-on to claim the Premier League title as they sit 16 points ahead of rivals Manchester United.But his debut season in Manchester saw Guardiola failed to collect a major honour in a campaign for the first time in his coaching career, with memories of Arsenal ending their bid for FA Cup glory in a Wembley semi-final set to loom over Sunday’s return to the scene of the crime. 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 City’s FA Cup ambitions this time around were sensationally slashed on the less illustrious stage of Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium on Monday.Talk of securing an unprecedented quadruple spoke volumes regarding City’s form at home and abroad this term but, with that now consigned to the usual fate of pipe dreams, Guardiola is determined to improve upon a personal club finals record that reads played 10, won nine.”We have to lift titles to give more value to what we have done,” he told a pre-match news conference.”In August we said the same, we’ll be judged for how many titles we win, for the big clubs it is always the same. In these eight months together and we’ve lived what we lived – it belongs to us.”Of course we’ll be judged on it, this is a club that needs to grow up every year and win titles, now we have [the chance to win] the first one.”Quadruple questions have generally prompted a furrowed brow from Guardiola and, although he said he would sooner have lost Premier League matches than be humbled by Will Grigg, he conveyed a sense of relief over the prospect of chasing a tangible title against Arsenal rather than a more fantastical ambition.”When people asked about winning four titles, I said of course we’ll try but the big teams have not been able to do that, so why should I think we can do it?” he said.”We have a final and we will try to do what we have done [in other games], be who we are.”Then in the Premier League we have [to win] six games to be champions, the most prestigious competition, then we’ll see next year. Then at the end of our time together we will see what we have done.”An old-hand on such occasions as both a player and coach – famously at Wembley in both capacities with Barca – Guardiola is still attuned to the sense of wonder and magic around the showpiece fixtures.”Finals are special,” he explained. “They belong especially to the players – how brave you are, with what courage do you play these kind of games.”I’d like to see my team play like we were most of the season. The final does not have to be something different. It’s in front of 90,000 people in a magnificent stadium in London – this is an argument to be who were are, or at least to try it.”Don’t have regrets after the game, like we didn’t after the Wigan game. If you have to lose, improve.”last_img read more

  • Manchester United vs Sevilla: TV, stream, & preview

    first_imgUEFA Champions League Manchester United vs Sevilla: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 14/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Jose Mourinho Getty UEFA Champions League Manchester United v Sevilla Manchester United Sevilla Premier League The Red Devils host the five-time European Cup winners at Old Trafford on Tuesday, with the winner taking up a part in the quarter-final stages Manchester United host Sevilla on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.The 0-0 draw in the reverse leg of the fixture sees United go into the decider as favourites, having lost just once on home soil so far this season.Sevilla themselves have become something of European specialists lately, however, having picked up three back-to-back Europa League titles from 2013-14 to 2015-16. 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 But will Vincenzo Montella and his side come out on top against the current champions and prove they belong amongst the European elite? Game Manchester United vs Sevilla Date Tuesday, March 13 Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (seven-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV, as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Borthwick-Jackson Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Fellaini, Matic, McTominay Forwards Alexis, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford Paul Pogba has been included in the squad despite missing United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool at the weekend, though he was unable to train with his team-mates on Monday as Mourinho’s side prepared for Sevilla’s visit.The United boss has confirmed Anthony Martial is available for selection, while Jesse Lingard will serve a one-match European ban should he pick up another yellow card here.Potential Man United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Matic, McTominay; Mata, Lingard, Alexis; Lukaku. Position Sevilla players Goalkeepers Rico, Soria Defenders Corchia, Layun, Kjaer, Lenglet, Carrico, Arana, Escudero, Pareja, Mercado Midfielders Mesa, Banega, Correa, Geis, Pizarro, N’Zonzi, Navas, Sarabia, Ganso, Vazquez Forwards Ben Yedder, Muriel, Ramirez, Nolito Former Manchester City winger Jesus Navas will miss the trip to Old Trafford because of injury, while Sebastien Corchia is also unavailable.Miguel Layun is ineligible but Simon Kjaer is set to return to the starting XI.Potential Sevilla starting XI: Rico; Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero; N’Zonzi, Banega; Sarabia, Vazquez, Correa; Luis Muriel.Betting & Match Odds Manchester United are favourites to progress, with dabblebet placing them at 6/10.The Liga side are a 9/2 bet and a draw is 14/5.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Jose Mourinho Manchester United Newcastle United Premier LeaguePep Guardiola’s Premier League dominance with Man City has seen Mourinho turn his attention to cup competitions, with the FA Cup and Champions League trophies his focus.Following United’s 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool on Saturday, Mourinho said: “Sevilla and Brighton [FA Cup quarter-final opponents] are more important than Liverpool. Liverpool is Liverpool, Liverpool is a big match, Liverpool is a match against a valid competitor for the top four, but nothing is decided.“We have eight more matches to play so 24 points to play for, but Brighton is die or live and Sevilla is die or live so the next two are much more important than the last one.”United have lost just once at Old Trafford this season, against neighbours City in December, and will be hoping their home advantage will see them secure a spot in the quarter-final draw on Friday following a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the tie.Sevilla have only lost one of their last six fixtures, and have scored in every European match so far this season.The Spanish outfit have never reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, though, and face a difficult evening on Tuesday.last_img read more

  • Jim Knowles on the Difficulties of Recruiting Linebackers in the Modern Era

    first_imgSTILLWATER — Football’s offensive-focused movement over the years has affected more than what’s on the surface.Football in general, but especially in the Big 12, has been all about offense as of late. Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles says that mindset is also in the high school game, and it has made it difficult to project some players as defensive recruits.“Those times where you could look at a high school kid who maybe played running back or played quarterback and you could project him into being a linebacker or safety, we still want to do that, but they just don’t happen a lot anymore,” Knowles said. “The high school kids and the coaches, everything is geared to offense. It’s difficult to find a kid who loves to play defense, knows how to play defense, can react to everything that happens on offense at warp speed. It just becomes harder to find.”Knowles is finding linebackers thus far in his OSU tenure. He had two linebackers sign in his 2019 class in Kamryn Farrar and Na’Drian Dizadare, both listed as outside linebackers. In his 2020 class, Knowles has two inside linebacker pledges from in-state prospects Cole Thompson and Jeff Roberson.On Monday, Knowles said Dizadare will play in 2019 as a true freshman. Out of Evangel Christian Academy in Louisiana, Dizadare is from the same high school program that produced Jarrick Bernard, another defender who played for OSU as a freshman. Farrar is out of Dallas Skyline, where he was ranked the 109th linebacker in the country. Sources have expressed quiet optimism about him having the potential to make an impact as a true freshman like Dizadare.Part of what Knowles said made it difficult is all the things modern linebackers are tasked with. It’s a position that asks players to cover wide receivers and running backs on pass routes in the open field, but it’s also a position that demands help in run support.“I think linebacker in today’s day and age has become an extremely difficult position to recruit because you’re put into so many different situations,” Knowles said. “You’re put into open space against the most athletic players on the field, and then you have to line up and handle a 330-pound offensive lineman. It’s really tricky to recruit linebackers.” 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

  • Malcolm Rodriguez Moves to Linebacker, Tre Sterling Replaces Him at Safety

    first_imgSTILLWATER — There were a couple of interesting revaluations on the depth chart the Cowboys released Friday, but none were as interesting as Malcolm Rodriguez’s move to linebacker.Rodriguez started 10 games last season at safety, but with injuries thinning an already thin linebacker group in fall camp, the decision was made to move Rodriguez up in the defense. He is listed at 6-feet, 205 pounds, but at his media luncheon Friday, OSU coach Mike Gundy said he thinks Rodriguez is somewhere between 212 and 215.The big question for any safety-turned-linebacker is size. Rodriguez’s listed weight of 205 would make him the third lightest linebacker on the team, only bigger than freshmen Na’drian Dizadare and Kamryn Farrar, both listed at an even 200. If Rodriguez is closer to 215, that’s the same weight Calvin Bundage is listed at.“If you were gonna draw one up, you’d want him at 225 and be able to run like (Rodriguez) does,” Gundy said. “His agility and speed will be a big advantage for him there. His size could be an issue. We’ll see how it works. A lot of the game now is played side to side. It’s not played straight ahead, so that allows him to come down and help us out a little bit at that position.”“When they are as quick as he is, he can duck them, too. You have a 300-pound guy coming after him, I would highly recommend not letting him get his hands on you.”Bundage had a back injury that had him limited for much of fall camp. On Tuesday, Gundy said Bundage had been medically cleared and would get some work against Oregon State, but it was uncertain how much. Devin Harper has dealt with a lower-body injury (foot or ankle) this fall, and he was left off the two-deep altogether.Rodriguez never was much of a cover safety at OSU. His game focused more on tackling and coming downhill, anyway. He is the team’s leader in returning tackles from 2018 with 83 last season with only one pass breakup.“We’ve had a few guys get dinged up, so we needed some depth there,” Gundy said. “His body’s bigger now, so he was able to move down. To a certain extent, what they do is a lot like the position he was playing anyway. He was the guy who was a good fit for us to move down to that position.”With Rodriguez leaving his post at safety, that made room for Tre Sterling, who was listed among starting safeties with Jarrick Bernard and Kolby Harvell-Peel.Sterling was the 84th-ranked safety in the 2017 class. Out of Sunnyvale, Texas, Sterling redshirted in 2017. He played in every game last season, with the majority of his work coming on special teams. His only two tackles to this point in his young career came in the Liberty Bowl.“He’s done well,” Gundy said. “He had a great summer. He kind of grew up. When he arrived, he wasn’t very physical, little bit soft, wasn’t disciplined. I didn’t know if college football was going to be for him. Made a big change. He’s showing that he wants to play. He’s kind of turned the corner. He’s intelligent. He’s gonna get to play quite a bit.” 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

  • Juve in talks for €20m Golovin but Wilshere not a target

    first_imgTransfers Juventus in talks for €20m Golovin but Wilshere not a target Romeo Agresti Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Aleksandr Golovin Jack Wilshere Russia Arsenal 2017-18 Getty/Goal Transfers Juventus Russia Arsenal Lazio Internazionale Valencia World Cup Premier League Serie A Primera División Femenina The Serie A champions are also closing in on a deal for Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo, although Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is seen as too expensive Juventus are looking to tie up a deal for Russia forward Aleksandr Golovin, although Goal can confirm that departing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is not currently on the Serie A club’s radar.Golovin has emerged as one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup, standing out for the host nation in their opening two games of the competition that has seen them seal their progression to the last 16.The Serie A champions have been so impressed by Golovin that they have made him their No.1 summer target, and have lodged a €20 million (£18m/$23m) offer to CSKA Moscow in an attempt to get ahead of the competition for his signature. 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 Indeed, Juve have an agreement in place with the player that would see him earn €3m per season, although CSKA are hoping to push the transfer fee higher and are holding out for €25m (£25m/$29m), plus bonuses.Golovin has also been linked with a switch to Arsenal, with his father having admitted recently that the talented forward has been learning English – it’s Juve, though, that are at the front of the queue.Wilshere, meanwhile, had been linked with a move to Massimiliano Allegri’s side, although Goal understands those reports are wide of the mark and the 26-year-old is not currently a target for the club.The Arsenal midfielder has announced he will be leaving the Gunners after 17 years with the club when his contract expires at the end of the month, although it remains unclear where he will move next.Juve are already well stocked in the central midfield area, with Emre Can having arrived from Liverpool to join the likes of Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi and Rodrigo Bentancur, and, as things stand, simply don’t need Wilshere.Goal understands Allegri’s side, who are still looking to further strengthen their squad with a view to another push for glory domestically and in Europe, are closing in on a move for Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo.The Portuguese spent last season on loan at Inter but it is their Serie A rivals that are pushing ahead with a €40m (£35m/$47m) deal, with the player expected to undergo medical examinations on Wednesday and agree a four or five-year contract.Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is not considered a realistic target, however, with the Biancocelesti demanding a huge fee of €150m (£132m/$175m) for the player, who is attracting interest from the Premier League.last_img read more

  • Oppn parties attack govt over note ban move Arun Jaitley calls it

    first_imgNew Delhi: The opposition parties on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over demonetisation. At a press conference organised by Congress to bring out another expose, the opposition parties played a videotape purportedly showed an alleged BJP worker in Ahmedabad exchanging the banned notes with the new demonetisation in lieu of a sum. While addressing the press conference, former Law Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the tape exposed the alleged involvement of the BJP in demonetisation and that it was done to benefit the saffron party. He also accused the Modi-led BJP government at the Centre of swindling public money by terming it ‘treason’. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The former Law Minister also accused the government of misusing government machinery, including police and banks to work in the benefit of BJP. Sibal also took a dig at PM Modi for adding ‘chowkidar’ as a prefix to his name, saying that some chowkidars turned out to be ‘traitors’. “After watching this video clip, the country has to decide who is an anti-national?” the Congress leader said. The purported tape cited by Kapil Sibal at the press conference was hosted by a website tnn.world. A reverse lookup of the domain using online tools like ‘Go Daddy’ and ‘Whois’, which reveal owners of websites, showed that the website mentioned by Sibal was registered in the United Kingdom. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “Our industries have suffered heavy losses. Our country has to backtrack on the economic path and crores of Indian youth had to lose jobs due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8, 2016,’ senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said. The leaders of the opposition parties who were present at the meet included Sharad Yadav, Hemant Soren, Manoj Jha, Ahmad Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge. Attacking the Congress, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleged that the sting operation which they broadcasted was ‘fake’. In a series of tweets, Jaitley accused the grand old party of resorting to ‘fakery’ ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, given they don’t have any real issue to criticise the present government.last_img read more

  • Survey finds many of us have set up taxfree savings accounts few

    canadians and tax-free savings accounts|cibc|tax free savings account|TFSA Survey finds many of us have set up tax-free savings accounts, few have made contributions A new survey finds that, although nearly half of Canadians have a tax-free savings account (TFSA), not all of them are actually using them. The CIBC poll found 47 per cent of respondents said they had set up a TFSA, with approximately only half of those respondents saying they had actually made a contribution this year. Part of that could be explained by the fact that 41 per cent of people say they have no immediate plans for any money they have set aside. Another 36 per cent say they plan to use the TFSAs for retirement, with another 30 per cent saying they are saving for a rainy day. The tax-free savings account has been around for nearly five years, meaning the max contribution room for most people will soon be $25,000 ($5,000 per year over five years). Multiple polls show most Canadian’s still don’t know how tax-free savings account work, however. by News Staff Posted Aug 27, 2012 6:16 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • Automotive industry supports low carbon innovation

    “The UK motor industry is well placed to exploit the transition to ultra-low carbon vehicles,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The Committee on Climate Change rightly highlights the importance of investment in research and development and a sustained programme of consumer incentives. The UK motor industry has set out a clear technology roadmap that recognises the importance of improvements to conventional technologies as well electrification, hybridisation and low carbon fuels. Encouraging new investment in these areas is critical for the future of our economy and environment.”   The report also looks into how new low carbon technologies will be vital in generating cleaner forms of electricity, which can be used for electric vehicles. The committee recommends that the UK should focus particularly on the development and deployment of at least six technologies. It also cites electric vehicles as an opportunity to showcase and exploit the UK’s significant design and manufacturing expertise. The CCC has set a target to have 1.7 million electric cars on the road by 2020, which it suggests would require an investment of up to £800 million.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT has welcomed the Committee on Climate Change report, Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s innovative challenge, issued today, advising the UK to protect funding for low carbon technologies. The report evaluates the effectiveness of current policy measures in delivering the technologies required to meet UK emission reduction targets and explains that the UK should invest in the research and development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, technologies in agriculture and industry, electricity storage and advanced bio-fuels. read more

  • 53 loss to Indiana knocks Ohio State baseball out of Big Ten

    Senior pitcher Ryan Riga (44) delivers a pitch for OSU. Credit: Lantern file photoFor the second day in a row, a dramatic Ohio State rally was wiped out late in the game. This time, it could’ve very well marked the end of OSU’s season.After senior closer Trace Dempsey blew a save with two outs in the bottom on the ninth in a 3-2 loss to Iowa on Wednesday, senior left-hander Ryan Riga was unable to keep the sixth-seeded Indiana Hoosiers at bay late in the game Thursday.Indiana senior outfielder Scott Donley hit a bases-clearing three-run double in the bottom of the eighth to deliver the crushing blow in a 5-3 victory in the loser’s bracket of the Big Ten tournament at Target Field in Minneapolis.With the Buckeyes’ second loss in the double-elimination tournament, they were knocked out of the bracket.Riga entered his eighth inning of work with a 2-2 tie on the scoreboard, thanks to a pair of runs in the top of the seventh.After a 1-2-3 seventh inning, Riga retired the first two in the bottom of the eighth. However, the senior then allowed a two-out single and a walk, before a second walk loaded the bases.While Riga still needed just one out to get out of the jam, Indiana senior outfielder Scott Donley slashed a full-count opposite-field double into the left-center alley to clear the bases and put the Hoosiers up by three.Junior first baseman Zach Ratcliff belted a solo home run off Indiana senior closer Ryan Halstead to lead off the ninth, but that was all OSU was able to muster off the Hoosiers’ all-time saves leader.The game was deadlocked at zero until the bottom of the fourth, when Indiana senior catcher Brad Hartong hit a solo home run off Riga. Indiana then tacked on another run in the following frame to take a 2-0 lead.OSU showed its resiliency for the second day in a row in the seventh, however. After a walk and double opened up the inning, junior infielder Nick Sergakis brought in the Buckeyes’ first run with a RBI groundout.After an ineffective at-bat left the runner on third with two outs, junior shortstop Craig Nennig came up with the biggest hit of the game for the Buckeyes, a single through the left side of the infield to tie the game at 2.The Buckeyes had nine hits, including a knock by each player in the lineup except for senior catcher Aaron Gretz. Junior infielder Troy Kuhn went 2-for-4 for OSU’s lone multi-hit performance.Riga took the loss for OSU, surrendering five earned runs on six hits and three walks in 7.2 innings. The third-team All-Big Ten honoree struck out seven but dropped to 5-4 in his senior campaign.Junior left-hander Kyle Hart was very effective for the Hoosiers, hurling six scoreless innings. Fellow junior Scott Effross surrendered the lead in his first inning of relief in the seventh, but the righty was still credited with the win.Thursday marked the 10th loss in OSU’s last 11 conference games — including four losses in four tries against Indiana — as it went from a team that was likely a lock for an NCAA tournament bid to one very much clinging to the bubble.The Buckeyes will learn their fate when the 64-team field is set to be revealed at noon on Monday. read more

  • Opinion Jameis Winston needs to grow up

    Redshirt-sophomore FSU quarterback Jameis Winston celebrates after a touchdown during a game against The Citadel at Florida State University at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, September 6, 2014. FSU won 37-12Credit: Courtesy of MCTDon’t expect to be hearing much from Jameis Winston anymore this season.Coming off of a one-game suspension, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has banned Winston from press conferences during the week. Fisher said he is doing so to let Winston focus on his academics.However, I believe this might have been done so that the media can stop focusing on Winston. With all of the media scrutiny, if Winston were to slip up and say the wrong thing, he could make a bad situation worse. Considering his draft stock is already plummeting.It didn’t come as much of a surprise that Winston was back in the news late last week, for his antics off the field.As if he doesn’t already have a laundry list of behavioral issues off the field, Winston continues to shock us. This big time, Heisman trophy-winning quarterback and arguably biggest name in college football clearly doesn’t know how to conduct himself as a leader and mature adult off the field.For those unfamiliar with what happened, Winston, the quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles, stood on a table in the student union and yelled an obscene phrase. Florida State then announced that he would not play in its game against Clemson this past weekend.He was initially suspended for only the first half of the game. The suspension for the second half came after Florida State discovered that Winston lied to the school authorities about the circumstances surrounding the event.It’s almost uncanny that in the midst of the NFL dealing with players’ off-field misconduct that Winston would pull a stunt like this. With all of the scrutiny the NFL’s been under, Winston is likely beginning to look like more and more of a liability to any team thinking of drafting him.Quarterbacks are known to be the face of the team. No NFL team wants to draft a player in the first round who has the capability of tarnishing the franchise with his off-the-field issues.If Winston can’t behave now while playing for a college team — to the point that his coach won’t allow him to talk to the media — how will he act when he is getting paid to play football by a major organization?This isn’t the first incident that would have an NFL team questioning his value. These incidents range all the way from shoplifting crab legs and carrying a pellet gun around campus, to being accused of sexual assault.Winston has continuously displayed a pattern of constant poor judgment. I don’t think any NFL teams can or will trust him.No matter how talented and athletic he is, to some NFL teams he might not be worth the headache. Drafting him as a top-five pick would cost a team more money than he’s worth right now. At this point he’s proven himself not to be a first-round draft pick.Winston needs to realize that even though he’s young, his future is riding on his actions on and off the field now. In my opinion, he should stay at Florida State for another year. He needs time to prove to NFL teams and that he can stay out of trouble, grow up and be a respectable man.It will be interesting to see how heavy the NFL will weigh on players’ actions off the field during the draft, especially after all of the criticisms they’ve received recently. Even watching Johnny Manziel slide in the 2014 NFL Draft was interesting. He likely had to know how big of a factor his off the field issues played in his draft status.Hopefully Winston can learn to grow up while he is in college, before he becomes an NFL team’s publicity nightmare. read more

  • BBC wheels out TV big beasts for annual Christmas ratings battle as

    first_imgIt will be the final BBC outing for Paul, Mary, Mel and Sue Strictly Come Dancing will return on christmas Day at 6.45pmCredit:BBC Call the Midwife will be on at 8pm for a tear-jerking specialCredit:BBC On Boxing Day, the second episode of the two-part GBBO will take a star spot again at 7pm, as Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc bid a final farewell to the BBC.The GBBO Christmas special will see four previous Bake Off favourites return to the tent for a competition of their own, featuring three Christmas challenges.Among them, it has been confirmed, will be Howard Middleton, a series four favourite who got caught up in early controversy nicknamed “Custardgate” after his custard was pinched from a fridge and used by another contestant. Doctor Who will air at 5.45pm on Christmas DayCredit:BBC Alan Bennett will take part in a documentary for BBC Two  It will be the final BBC outing for Paul, Mary, Mel and Sue This Christmas is the last chance for the BBC to utilise its popularity, in the fierce annual battle for ratings before it moves to the rival channel.Elsewhere, the corporation’s Christmas Day will have a distinctly familiar feel to viewers with peaktime outings for shows which have proved big hits in recent years. Strictly Come Dancing will return on christmas Day at 6.45pm So far, the main 2016 series of GBBO broke its own viewing figures with 14.8 million tuning in live to see Candice Brown win. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In 2015, Mrs Brown’s Boys topped the charts at with consolidated figures showing 9.5 million tuning in, with 9.3m for Call the Midwife, 7.7m for EastEnders, 8.5m for Strictly and 7.7m for Doctor Who.This year, BBC One has also secured smash-hit children’s film Frozen, announced the fifth-biggest film hit in box office history, to captivate the younger generation in the afternoon, the first time it has been free to air. Channel 4 will show Raymond Briggs' The Snowman It may soon be departing for pastures new at Channel 4, but the BBC is relying on one last ratings hit for the Great British Bake Off, as it places the much-loved show at the heart of its Christmas schedules.The Great British Bake Off is due to air at 4.45pm on Christmas Day, kicking off an afternoon of classic BBC One programming including Strictly Come Dancing and Call the Midwife.It may face little fresh competition from its broadcasting rivals, with ITV airing the end of The Lion King, the Disney film, opposite it, while Channel 4 plumps for Raymond Briggs’ classic The Snowman and the Snowdog. ITV will be without its biggest Christmas hit, Downton Abbey, this yearCredit:ITV Doctor Who will air at 5.45pm on Christmas Day Call the Midwife will be on at 8pm for a tear-jerking special BBC Two, meanwhile, will take a step back to rely on a diet of repeats it calls a “complementary schedule”, with The Morecombe and Wise Show, Blackadder’s Christmas Carol and Dad’s Army: Turkey Dinner taking centre stage.Around three quarters of its shows over the two-week period will be repeats, with executives previously saying they would make “no apology” for giving viewers “another chance to watch some classic BBC programmes and modern family favourites again”. Original broadcasts will include Alan Bennett’s Diaries on Christmas Eve, followed by his film The Lady in the Van, and a documentary about Dame Judi Dench’s career on December 30th.The BBC said it would have fewer repeats on BBC One than last year, with over 90 per cent of peak time scheduling being classed as new. Downton Abbey, ITV’s biggest ratings hit at nearly 11m in 2015, will be absent from screens this year, leaving it relying on films throughout the day before Rowan Atkinson’s Maigret’s Dead Man captures the audience imagination at 9pm. ITV will be without its biggest Christmas hit, Downton Abbey, this year In an era where linear channels face stiff competition from streaming services Netflix and Amazon, this Christmas may prove even more of a sticking point as people unwrap tablet computers and subscriptions to watch instead of their home television.The BBC has announced that six of last year’s top ten best rated shows will make a return to lure families in, with Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call the Midwife, Doctor Who, EastEnders and the Queen’s speech proving a safe ratings bet. Alan Bennett will take part in a documentary for BBC Two  The Queen’s Speech will air on the BBC and ITV at 3pm, as tradition dictates.The Great British Bake Off will debut on Channel 4 in 2017 with a charity special for Stand Up to Cancer. Channel 4 will show Raymond Briggs’ The Snowmanlast_img read more

  • Katalin Palinger retires

    ← Previous Story Katarina Bulatovic joins Oltchim Valcea! Next Story → Golub Doknic amazing goal! (VIDEO) Leading Hungarian goalkeeper in the last decade, Katalin Palinger (34) finished her proffesional career in national champion and EHF CL finalist, Gyori. She was voted for the best Hungarian player three times and was one of the best World’s goalkeeper. With Hungary (254 appearances), she won EURO gold, WCh silver and competed at the Olympic Games.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ7k81b0auo[/youtube] Katalin Palinger read more

  • Sidibe is happy after returning to action

    first_imgThe AS Monaco footballer played against Nice after several weeks of physical work. He says that now “everything is fine.”AS Monaco Djibril Sidibe was part of the team that drew 1-1 against Nice yesterday in the French Ligue 1.“I’m happy to find myself on the field again, see my teammates. It’s a pleasure. I have struggled in recent weeks but now everything is fine,” he told the club’s official website.“It was necessary to say stop at a given moment to allow me to return to the top physically. I never gave up.”Neymar, BrazilTop 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…“The hard part was deciding with coach Henry. We made the right decision and I thank him for it. His experience as a former player helped me,” he commented.“I work a lot with Bob. It is very important for us to have him to help us physically, sportingly and humanely.”“We do a gradual rehabilitation, in stages. We learn to know our body well and after we work a lot with increasing intensity,” he commented.“When you’re hurt and you see your partners playing it’s hard, you want to give everything to be back to help them. We all want to get out of the situation. We all stand together, we want to win.”last_img read more

  • National City hosted 11th annual A Kimball Holiday

    first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI)- The 11th annual A Kimball Holiday celebration was earlier tonight at Kimball Park in National City. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the community’s ice skating, arts and crafts, and the tree lighting ceremony. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom National City hosted 11th annual A Kimball Holiday December 7, 2018last_img read more

  • GigaOm Buys PaidContent

    first_imgGigaOm, the online media and events company targeting the tech market, has bought ContentNext Media, which includes digital media news site paidContent.org and related brands, from Guardian News & Media Limited. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Guardian News & Media put the company on the block in November 2011.ContentNext Media also runs MocoNews.net, contentSutra and PaidContent:UK as well as a group of events. Its founder Rafat Ali, who is on GigOm’s advisory board, departed the company two years after he sold it to Guardian News & Media in 2008. The staff will remain intact, says GigaOm founder Om Malik in a post about the deal, with Staci Kramer retaining her top editor spot at paidContent. ContentNext executive editor Ernie Sander will become executive editor of GigaOm’s network. GigaOm managing editor Nicole Solis will be promoted to VP of editorial operations.Along with the deal, Guardian News & Media is taking a minority stake in GigaOm, joining existing backers Reed Elsevier Ventures, Alloy Ventures and True Ventures.Malik adds that paidContent will effectively become GigaOm East, adding a much-needed Manhattan presence, along with coverage in Boston and Washington, DC. “There are old companies that are dying and new ones that are being invented,” says Malik. “We’re eager to expand our coverage of social and digital media editorially, in our research and at our events. paidContent is the best chronicler of the media industry, and by blending their coverage with ours, we hope to watch this fast-changing industry ever more closely.”last_img read more

  • WB silent when Myanmar burns

    first_img.Human Rights Watch has criticised the World Bank, which has an investment of over $2 billion in Myanmar aka Burma, for its silence over the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims.“The institution is staying woefully silent as Burma’s security forces are committing rampant atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population, in response to [alleged] attacks by a Rohingya armed group on police outposts,” the rights group observed in one of an article published on Monday.The HRW article titled “Where is the World Bank While Burma is Burning?” insisted that WB president Jim Yong Kim should denounce the Myanmar government’s abuses.Referring to UN estimate that more than 313,000 Rohingya Muslims have taken shelter in Bangladesh, the HRW said the refugees have described killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a government campaign of “ethnic cleansing.”New satellite data obtained and analysed by HRW shows widespread burnings in Rohingya villages. The Rohingya, having suffered decades of state repression, are one of the poorest and most marginalised ethnic groups in the Buddhist-majority country.Authored by Jessica Evans, the HRW article mentioned that violence against Rohingya risks the country’s development.It recalled that in 2012, the WB downplayed the violence in Rakhine state as “localised instances of communal violence”.But, according to the HRW, since 2015, following criticism, it recognised that Burma’s government has been fuelling institutionalised discrimination against the Rohingya.“Now it needs to go even further,” the article added.The HRW recommended that the WB chief should highlight how this attack on the Rohingya population runs roughshod over the government’s commitments to advance social and economic development, putting the bank’s investments at risk and undermining its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.“The bank should also publicly offer to assist implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan,” the article said.“Ironically, the bank’s silence on the Rohingya is happening as the World Bank and the UN prepare to launch their flagship report on development and the prevention of violent conflict.”The article said Jim Yong Kim has emphasised how institutionalised discrimination is bad for people, societies, and economies.“His integration of non-discrimination into the bank’s work can be his legacy for the institution – but only if he tackles the most serious abuses as they arise. He should start by speaking out against the horrifying situation unfolding in Burma.”last_img read more

  • Meghan McCain attacks Trump in fathers eulogy

    first_imgDaughter Meghan McCain speaks at the memorial service of US senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, US, on 1 September, 2018. Photo: ReutersSenator John McCain’s daughter paid tribute to her father on Saturday with a broadside at president Donald Trump, lambasting the US leader without naming him for using “cheap rhetoric” against a man celebrated as a war hero and statesman.Meghan McCain, who has made no secret of her unhappiness with Trump’s criticism of her father, kicked off a memorial service that was attended by a who’s who crowd of Democratic and Republican leaders who gathered to celebrate the former war prisoner’s life.”He was a great man,” Meghan McCain said at the Washington National Cathedral. “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”Trump, who has feuded publicly with McCain and mocked his military service, received five deferments that got him out of serving in the military. The president did not attend Saturday’s service and spent the morning sending tweets on other subjects.McCain’s daughter delivered a tearful but forceful tribute to her father, who she said told her to “show them how tough you are” with her eulogy. Taking aim at Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” she said McCain’s America was always great.Trump’s absence was notable. Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush attended and also were scheduled to deliver eulogies to the longtime senator from Arizona. Both men bested McCain in separate presidential bids.McCain’s body, which had lain in state at the US Capitol, arrived at the Washington National Cathedral after his motorcade first stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where his wife, Cindy McCain, laid a wreath to honour those who died in the war.Members of the military slowly carried the coffin into the cathedral, past friends and loved ones who have counted among the top power players in US politics for decades.The casket of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., is carried down the steps of the US Capitol in Washington DC on 01 Saturday, 2018, in Washington, DC. Photo: ReutersMcCain’s design of his service was seen as a final message to the country about his wish for bipartisanship.The statesman and former prisoner of war died 25 Aug of brain cancer, days shy of his 82nd birthday..McCain’s family had made clear that Trump was not welcome at memorial services in Arizona and Washington or at Sunday’s private burial service in Annapolis, Maryland, at the US Naval Academy. McCain was a member of the Academy’s Class of 1958.Top members of Trump’s administration including his daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner, chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton were present at the solemn cathedral service.Other guests included former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, comedian Jay Leno, and former Senator Bob Dole.McCain was a leading voice for revamping the country’s immigration, campaign finance and environmental laws. But it was his military service, punctuated by years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, that molded McCain’s political life.McCain, who rose to the rank of captain in the US Navy, was shot down over Hanoi while on a bombing mission in 1967.Held as a prisoner until 1973, McCain was tortured by his North Vietnamese captors in a jail that Americans dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton.”last_img read more