Roundtable: Cade Cunningham Musings, and How Sanders Can Bounce Back

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. The Cowboys emerge from a bye week looking to get right against the unbeaten Baylor Bears. Will there be a happy ending to Homecoming Weekend? The Kyles convened to chat about that, a much-needed bounceback for Spencer Sanders and the latest in hoops recruiting. Hope you enjoy.Kyle Cox: As Porter pointed out, not all 6-0s are created equal. What about Baylor makes you nervous and what makes you confident in an OSU win Saturday?Kyle Porter: I think they’re starting to feel themselves a little bit — which is problematic — and I think Brewer is good. When he came in last year at the end of that game it looked like they went from Bom Trady to Tom Brady in a single series. But yeah, I don’t think we talk enough about momentum and confidence as it relates to college athletes. They have it. OSU does not.Cox: For me, while Baylor has eked out a couple of close wins, I think that finding the way to win those games goes a long way toward building momentum. Reminds me of the 2015 Cowboys. I never thought they were ever out of any game. That is until Rudolph got hurt.Brewer just had his worst game of the year against Texas Tech (sounds familiar) and they still found a way, thanks partially to #Big12Refs, to come out with the W.Porter: Shout out to Big 12 refs on that 2012 OSU-Texas game. #neverforgetCox: I know I said this two weeks ago (after K-State), but Spencer Sanders seems due for a bounceback (knocks on wood) and I think the defense has shown that it can keep OSU in the game. That being said, I think I agree with KP that the pressure is on OSU. 5-2 is a lot different than 4-3 when you look ahead into late October/November. Gotta get this win.Porter: Totally. The only fan base more invested in Spencer Sanders’ next six games than OSU is Arizona (or Louisville or Arizona State). Shane Illingworth’s future could depend on it.That’s hyperbole — I think — but in the same way Rudolph solidified himself as QB1 for as long as he was in Stillwater with those last few games in 2014, Sanders has a chance to do so over the next six. Otherwise, this maddening merry-go-round of QB chatter will continue into the next few years. Kyle Boone: I actually think there’s a lot of pressure on Mike Gundy, and I’m not sure that’s actually all that dramatic. His teams have played miserably as favorites over the last few seasons and surprisingly bad at home. A loss in homecoming would continue that awkward trend and only further the questioning about whether he’s lost his fastball or not.I don’t think he’s going to lose his job or anything if OSU doesn’t beat an unbeaten Baylor team, but it could get a little uncomfortable for OSU fans expecting more and continuously getting less every year.Porter: It’s tough to have too much pressure when your contract is always guaranteed for five years.I don’t disagree with you @boone — like, I think the concept is correct, but I don’t know exactly how that plays out. Everybody just remains mad for the next seven years?(never do lifetime contracts)Unfortunately OSU didn’t have previous experience in signing a head men’s coach to a too-long contract and have to eat a ridiculous amount of money when that contract didn’t work out.Boone: To me, a lifetime contract and a five-year rolling contract are different. The way coaching contracts are drawn up these days, almost every coach — on the hot seat, first year coaches, veterans — has at minimum three years. Five seems like a lot, but if the product is bad it’s not gargantuan. And I’d imagine OSU has a clause to get out of it (unless, you know, Travis Ford’s agent drew up the deal).Semantics, though. I mean Gundy has a lifetime deal whether he goes to the Texas Bowl or to the Stillwater Bowling Alley.Porter: I don’t want to get into a “is Gundy toast” vortex. That’s what The Chamber is for. But broadly-speaking, I agree with you about Gundy feeling a little heat if all of a sudden they’re 4-3 with Ames and Bedlam on deck.Cox: Yeah, either way things start looking pretty dark in The Chamber and on Twitter if OSU sniffs .500 ball in October.Porter: The Chamber of Darkness.Cox: Is it just me or did Gundy completely change the way he handles QBs since before Rudolph was there? He seems as bought-in with Sanders as he was with Cornelius. Which I think is a good thing.Porter: I agree, too. I do wonder how much that has to do with the guys behind them though. Clearly Sanders wasn’t ready last year, and I don’t think Brown is as good as Brown thinks (and others think) he is.Boone: I don’t know if we can draw any grand conclusion from the way he’s handled the QBs this season. Corn was a vet who gave OSU the best shot to win right away. Sanders is the most talented on campus who gives OSU its best shot to win big down the road. This is like an investment period for Gundy to have Sanders take his lumps now for payoff later.Cox: I’m all in for Sanders’ first 300-yard passing game. Didn’t think that would be this elusive this far into the season.Porter: Seriously, that’s crazy. Chuba almost had a 300-yard rushing game before Sanders had a 300-yard passing game. Still might, I guess.Boone: That is wild. I think the trade off to that is that Sanders is a WAY better runner than I expected but also maybe a slightly less accurate thrower than I expected.Porter: Yeah, I agree.Boone: (Sanders is completing 63.3% of his passes this season; Cornelius completed 59.4% last season.)Porter: Don’t trigger me @booneCorn wouldn’t have thrown those picks against Tech!Boone: And air yards/target are pretty much identical!Cox: I believe. (There’s our next t-shirt)Porter: I B3LI3V3Cox:Cox: Okay, the important question — Is Cade headed to Lexington, @boone?Boone: I don’t think so.Porter: Cade going to Kentucky would be such a dagger. As has been pointed out, it would be the first time at this level that a family hiring didn’t work. Add it to the list of systems OSU has ended.Boone: Actually, there is exactly one time a family member has been hired to a coaching staff and the prospect tied to the family member went elsewhere.Cox: Gunnar hasn’t committed yet.Porter:Boone: That instance was when SMU hired Tyrese Maxey’s dad. And months later, Maxey committed to Kentucky.Porter: Gary Parrish lied!Boone: It definitely happened. I think it’s the only other time. But of course it was Kentucky that was involved.Porter: Of course. I’m just ready for something to happen. Anything. Rondel. Bryce. Thor. Cade. All of them within 30 minutes. Whatever. Not too much to ask, IMO.Cox: You might have to start a second website if that happens.Boone: We’re officially less than a month until the early signing period starts, so I’d imagine shoes will start dropping soon.Gun to my head, the order of those commitments I’m guessing will be: 1. Rondel Walker 2. JT Thor 3. Bryce 4. Cade.Cox: How many to OSU?Porter: I want them all.Boone: I think three. Dunno which three.Porter:CadeBryceThorRondelBooneBooneWatsonLikekeleYorAndersonHiddeThat’s a legit Elite 8 team.Boone: Hidde should’ve been listed first.Porter: True.Cade is Cade, but if OSU gets three of those four — any three — I will be beside myself with delight. Might give Boynton equity in the company.PFB+ membership for life.Cox: Basketball schoolBoone: They could take all four of those blue-chippers, but IDK if they can land them all. The Bryce-Cade dynamic is a fascinating one that no one seems to know about. Do they even want to play together? Have they been scheming to go to the same school together? They seem really connected to how successful (or how big a failure, relatively speaking) this class could be.Porter: You have me all worked up again. You know this is what happens.Boone: Boynton would deserve it all if he gets one of the big two between Cade and Bryce. And he’d deserve HOF enshrinement if he gets both.Porter: Boynton > Boeheim don’t at meBoone: Not even close.Zone defense > man to manlast_img read more


first_img A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Lightweight spring jackets may have come in a cornucopia of styles, colors and prints on the runways this season, but if we had to pick one that would go the distance, we’d select the Harrington, named after the style of jacket worn by Ryan O’Neal’s Rodney Harrington in the 1960s classic soap, “Peyton Place.”Traditionally a zip-front jacket with an extended tab collar and flap pockets made from lightweight summer fabrics with a Tartan lining, the jacket became an integral part of the Ivy look in the mid 1950s and, across the Atlantic, the pared down uniform of Mod boys on racer bikes.Of all the makers over the years, however, the British heritage brand Baracuta would remain the most influential, channeling the utilitarian brilliance of British rainwear and the stylish simplicity of modern American sportswear into the G9, the choice of Elvis, James Dean and Steve McQueen in “The Thomas Crown Affair.”This season design houses from Burberry to Valentino revisited the classic, offering it in a variety of bold prints. Here at The Manual, we recommend beginning with a simple, clean iteration of the everyday classic and throwing it on when the weather cools or when you just need that added layer to take a generic shirt-pant combo to the next level of effortless, casual sophistication.Baracuta G9 Original, available at www.baracuta.comMemory Nylon Harrington Blazer by Ben Sherman, $112.50; available at www.bensherman.comLifetime Collective Harrington Jacket in cotton twill, $250; available at www.topman.comBarracuda Jacket by Club Monaco, $169.50; available at www.clubmonaco.comGoose Bomber Jacket by Saturdays, $200; available at www.saturdaysnyc.comTipper Microfiber Jacket by Fred Perry, $190; available at www.fredperry.comGarment Dyed Short Summer Jacket by Scotch & Soda; available at www.scotch-soda.comWeeds Jacket by Gant Rugger, $196; available at www.gant.comLeopard Print Bomber Jacket by YMC, $290; available at www.mrporter.comClassic Barracuda Jacket by York Street by J.Press, $145; available at A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Editors’ Recommendations The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More last_img read more

Safe Bulkers Secures New Loan Concludes Refinancing

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Safe Bulkers has concluded its refinancing actions with a USD 51.4 million loan facility.Namely, the company accepted an offer letter to refinance the loan secured by 4 vessels, part of which would expire in 2022, by extending the relevant tenor by 2 years and pushing back the balloon payments to 2024, concluding its refinancing actions.As of September 30, 2018, the total debt of USD 555.4 million was secured by 37 vessels, whereas following the refinancing the total debt on a pro-forma basis is USD 610.7 million secured by 39 vessels.Safe Bulkers said that the average margin following the refinancing is expected to be 211bps, adding that the refinanced facilities contain financial covenants in line with the existing loan and credit facilities of the company.“Having concluded the refinancing of our debt in close cooperation with our lenders, we believe that we have a comfortable debt profile which provides for one of the lowest cash break-even points in our industry for the following five years,” Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, said.He explained that the additional liquidity would provide financial flexibility to the company and “is expected to be used for financing our environmental investments including scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems and for general corporate purposes including acquisitions.”last_img read more

Harbourside Park Improvements Create New Possibilities

first_imgWith a new recreational park, improved water supply and a new road, the former Sydney Steel plant site continues to be transformed into an economic hub. “Habourside Park’s recent infrastructure milestones will continue to attract businesses to the area, creating good jobs and growing the economy,” said MLA Gordie Gosse, on behalf of Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “The revitalization of this former industrial site will have a lasting impact on the community.” With funding from the federal-provincial Tar Ponds Agreement, the Ferry Street extension to the Spar Road was recently completed, improving access to downtown Sydney. The $4 million project includes traffic lights, a groundwater collection system, a sidewalk and greening of the site. Nova Scotia Lands Incorporated recently constructed a new water supply system from Grand Lake, replacing the century old Sydney River pumping station. The $8 million process water system will supply water to Harbourside Commercial Park, the former Sysco pier, the Tar Ponds project and for dust control of coal supplies. Another new addition to the park is a regulation size soccer field and running track. Basketball and tennis courts with lighting have also been built and a former gate connecting Whitney Pier to the park has reopened, allowing sports enthusiasts to enjoy the new amenities. Office space at Harbourside Commercial Park is at full capacity. The 14 businesses employ 136 full-time and 20 part-time employees. Nova Scotia Lands Incorporated is the provincial Crown corporation established to manage the environmental cleanup of the former steel plant site. The province is working with its federal partner to plan the future land use of the adjacent Sydney Tar Ponds and former Coke Ovens site.last_img read more

Tip Tip has been synonymous with my career Akshay

first_imgMumbai: National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar says he would have been disappointed if any other actor had recreated “Tip Tip Barsa Paani”, a song which has been synonymous with him and his career. Akshay is reportedly ready to revisit “Tip tip barsa pani” for his upcoming film “Sooryavanshi”. Ratan Jain, the head honcho of Venus that owns the rights of the original number, parted with the song owing to his 30-year-long association with the actor. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “I would’ve definitely been disappointed if any other actor would’ve recreated ‘Tip tip barsa paani’, a song which has been synonymous with me and my career and I can’t thank Ratan Jainji enough. At times like these you realize, we may have come a long way but we also go back a long way,” Akshay tweeted along with a photograph of him with Jain. “Tip tip barsa pani”, an iconic Hindi song from the 1994 film “Mohra” was picturised on Akshay and Raveena Tandon. “Sooryavanshi” is the fourth film of Rohit Shetty’s cop drama universe in which Akshay is essaying the role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character that was introduced as an anti-terrorist squad officer in the Ranveer Singh-starrer 2018 film “Simmba”. The movie, which is scheduled to hit the screens on March 27, 2020, also stars Katrina Kaif and Gulshan Grover.last_img read more

World needs to invest much more to achieve development goals Annan

There needs to be “a broader, long-term strategy” that aims not only to eradicate poverty but to build infrastructure such as roads and ports and to develop “global public goods” by protecting air and water quality and fighting communicable diseases, Mr. Annan said in an address delivered on his behalf by José Antonio Ocampo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, to the Ministerial Forum on Financing for Development in Paris.The eight MDGs, adopted at a UN summit in 2000, include the halving of extreme poverty, achieving universal primary education, improving maternal health and reducing child mortality.Mr. Annan said that achieving the MDGs on schedule is unlikely, however; it will require “at least a doubling of recent levels of official development assistance,” and that does not seem likely to happen soon.”Official development assistance has increased recently, but many developed countries currently face fiscal constraints. Total resources are still falling far short of needs,” he said.Calling on participants at the Forum to think creatively about what the public and private sectors can do to support development in poorer States, he hailed the International Finance Facility proposal of Gordon Brown, the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, describing it as “one of the most innovative ideas.” read more

UN cultural agency chief condemns murder of journalist in northern India

“I condemn the murder of Prahlad Goala. In view of the essential role of the media in maintaining democracy and good governance, this killing must be considered a heinous crime against society as a whole,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement.The Paris-based organization said Mr. Goala’s murder had followed the publication of a series of articles in which he linked local forestry officials to timber smuggling. He had received death threats after the articles were published in the Assamese-language daily Asomiya Khabar, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).The CPJ reported that 32-year old Mr. Goala was riding a motorcycle near his home in eastern Assam on 6 January when he was apparently rammed by a truck. When police arrived at the scene, in the district of Golaghat, they found that Mr. Goala had been stabbed several times.Today’s condemnation by the UNESCO chief is the latest in a long series he has issued recently over attacks on journalists around the world. UNESCO’s mandate includes the defence of freedom of expression and press freedom. read more

Hopes of economic progress fade without Harper at table premiers say

Hopes of economic progress fade without Harper at table, premiers say by Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 7:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – Stephen Harper’s refusal to meet with the premiers dampens the chances of economic progress for provinces struggling with tepid growth and rising debt, several of the provincial leaders said ahead of Friday’s discussion in Halifax.Robert Ghiz, the premier of Prince Edward Island, said he would have welcomed the prime minister’s ideas at the table on how to improve the country’s “sluggish” economic growth.“There is a difference when he is here,” Ghiz said late Thursday after arriving in the port city.“Whether it’s skills development, university funding … immigration, trade, all these things. There are federal ties in all those areas.”Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, who is hosting the meeting, said it’s challenging for provinces to devise their spending plans without the prime minister’s input.“It’s difficult for us to know how we can best blend our own planning in with the funding of the federal government if we don’t know what their plans are,” Dexter said.The idea for such a gathering came up during the last premiers’ meeting in July, when they agreed to discuss how they could protect their provinces from a global economy in flux. That was before revised figures showing a higher federal deficit and growing concerns over the possibility of the U.S. economy going over its so-called fiscal cliff at the end of next month.The premiers invited Harper but he declined. His office has said he has met regularly with the premiers and the economy remains his prime concern.Harper’s absence from the meeting has also become fodder for opposition parties in the House of Commons this week, where they accused him of shirking his responsibilities.“Mr. Speaker, precisely what Canadians want from their leaders is not more meetings,” Harper said in response Thursday. “They want action from this particular government.”Still, that kind of response has not sat well with some, including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.“I think we’re all disappointed that we couldn’t get an opportunity to meet with the prime minister and to build a strong plan for economic growth together,” McGuinty said earlier this week.“We’ll see what we can do by way of a concerted effort.”Quebec Premier Pauline Marois also criticized Harper for not attending, saying she couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t attend given his interest on the economy.Late Thursday, Marois and Alberta Premier Alison Redford had a separate meeting to discuss the possibility of shipping oil from the West. They agreed to explore the economic opportunities and possible environmental effects of the project.Glen Hodgson, chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada, said the premiers should avoid the divisions that have defined some of their past meetings and attempt to make progress on matters under their control, such as boosting immigration and knocking down interprovincial trade barriers.“What are provincial governments doing to deepen the skills of their workforce or to encourage more immigrants to work into the Canadian workplace and get rid of barriers between provinces?” he said.One highlight of the meeting is a presentation by Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, who will discuss the bank’s outlook for the global and Canadian economies as well as national inflation.Carney has said the U.S. fiscal cliff is the most imminent threat facing the Canadian economy, and he has also repeatedly warned that personal debt levels have reached record highs, posing a risk to the economy if consumers can’t afford to carry their debt when interest rates rise.Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said he’ll be listening carefully to any guidance Carney can provide as he reviews his province’s finances.“We’ll be looking to him for what his specific ideas are,” Selinger said.The meeting comes a week after federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released the government’s revised deficit projections that show a deficit of $26 billion — up $5 billion from the March budget forecast — as a result of global economic weakness carving into commodity prices and tax revenues.The gloomy numbers have also prompted Ottawa to delay its hopes of balancing the books until 2016-2017, a year later than previously forecast. Despite that, Flaherty said he would not touch fiscal transfers to the provinces.Dexter said one issue he would like to address is the $8.8-billion Building Canada Fund. The federal infrastructure program expires in 2014.“We’re given to believe there will be a new infrastructure program, but we’re not told what it is,” he said.In an email, Harper spokesman Andrew MacDougall said Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel has been going through a six-month, national consultation on the fund. read more

PM Nagamootoo urges journalists to report accurately on current situation

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related”Retrograde and intolerable” – GPA concerned about Gov’t stance on State mediaSeptember 1, 2015In “Politics”Prime Minister’s Office to approve all headlines in Chronicle NewspaperAugust 26, 2015In “Politics”Acts of domestic terrorism must be condemned – PM NagamootooJune 8, 2016In “Crime” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today (Monday), at the conclusion of the National Security Meeting at Camp Ayanganna, urged journalists to report accurate and factual information relating to the current situation in the country.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo “People need the information. It is a moment of anxiety and before you (media operatives) allow the rumours to take root, you need to fill the space with accurate and factual reports. It is very important in situations like this,” the Prime Minister was quoted in a government release as saying.Additionally, Prime Minister Nagamootoo commended government media operatives, particularly for the coverage and information that was provided last evening to the public as events unfolded at the Georgetown Prison, the release added. read more

Woman who made landlords lives utter misery has fiveyear sentence reduced

first_img File photo Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Feb 25th 2019, 8:53 PM By Ruaidhrí Giblin 52,472 Views Image: Sasko Lazarov/ Woman who made landlords’ lives ‘utter misery’ has five-year sentence reduced Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage. File photo center_img 24 Comments Short URL A WOMAN WHO made her landlords’ lives an “utter misery” has had her five-year sentence for forgery and criminal damage cut to two years by the Court of Appeal.Rosemary Jones (49), with an address at Ballygraigue, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, pleaded guilty to forgery and criminal damage to the property of her landlords, the Egans, in Nenagh, after difficulties developed in the “landlord – tenant relationship” in 2014.She was given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage by Judge Thomas Teehan at Nenagh Circuit Criminal Court on 15 March 2018.The sentencing judge had indicated a willingness to suspend the final year of Jones’ sentence if she was prepared to enter into a bond on certain terms but Jones was “not so prepared”, the Court of Appeal heard.She successfully appealed the severity of her sentence today and was accordingly resentenced to two years imprisonment with the final six months suspendedGiving judgment, President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham said Jones had rented a three-bedroom house in Nenagh from the injured party in 2010.In 2014, he said difficulties developed in the landlord-tenant relationship. Jones had not paid any rent “for a very prolonged period”.She had been in receipt of Rent Supplement and the stage was reached where the landlord declined to sign forms with a view to securing vacant possession, the judge said. He said the forgery related to a signature on a Rent Supplement Review Form, although it didn’t appear she achieved any financial benefit from this.He said criminal damage was caused to kitchen furniture, a door, household property, a shower, walls and skirting boards.€10,000 damage Mr Justice Birmingham said Jones’ initial “reluctance” to plead guilty to criminal damage was on the basis that she wasn’t prepared to accept she deliberately set out to damage property.He said the landlords estimated the cost of repairing the damage to be somewhere in the region of €10,000. They had since acquired possession of the property and had sold it on at a loss. There was no doubt, he said, that the price achieved reflected the condition the premises was in.Mr Justice Birmingham said the sentencing judge clearly took a “very serious view” of the case. The sentencing judge may well have been influenced by the victim impact report prepared by Jones’ former landlords. It’s clear they were “tormented” by Jones and their lives had been made an “utter misery”, the judge said.Overall, he said the aggregate sentence of five years’ imprisonment was excessive and required intervention by the Court of Appeal.Furthermore, he said concurrent sentences, rather than consecutive sentences, given the close link between the separate offences, would not have been inappropriate.Mr Justice Birmingham, who sat with Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, resentenced Jones to two years’ imprisonment with the final six months suspended. She was given a concurrent 12 month sentence for forgery.Jones was required to enter into a good behaviour bond for the suspended period and for two years post release. She undertook to be so bound. Monday 25 Feb 2019, 8:53 PM Share65 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Florida Police Discover Live Baby Alligator in Bag During Traffic Stop

first_img Florida authorities arrested a driver after he was found with a live baby alligator and drugs during a traffic stop on July 4.Hardee County deputies stopped Anthony Richardson in the vicinity of State Road 64 and Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, Florida, on Thursday, ABC Action News reported. In addition to discovering illegal drugs on Richardson, officials spotted the alligator, which had its mouth taped shut, in a bag stashed inside his car. Before deputies searched the vehicle, Richardson said that he had the alligator in the front seat. Richardson also told deputies that he didn’t possess an alligator hunting/trapping license, but he received the alligator from a friend. Deputies said he had planned to release the creature into a nearby river.Deputies at the scene contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and safely released the reptile into the Peace River after discussing the incident with an FFWCC officer.According to deputies, Richardson was booked into the Hardee County Jail for multiple drug charges and illegally capturing or possessing an alligator.This isn’t the first time a Florida driver was found with a live alligator in their vehicle: In May, a woman pulled a live, 12-foot alligator from her yoga pants during a routine traffic stop in Florida. The woman, who was initially stopped for running a nearby stop sign, surrendered the gator to police following the incident.More on Pulls Live Alligator From Yoga Pants During Traffic Stop in Florida Alligator Seen ‘Dragging Body’ Into Lake in Florida Man’s Hand, Foot Discovered in Florida Alligator’s Stomach Stay on targetcenter_img Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River last_img read more

Cruise ship resumes in December new contract signed for second cruiser to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Jobs are coming for Bahamians, particularly those resident in Grand Bahama now that a progressive three year deal is struck between Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and the Bahamas Government.   The Grand Celebration, which replaced the Bahamas Celebration will resume sailing from the Port of Palm Beach on December 24 and all new, and beginning in April is the Grand Classica which sets sail to Freeport in April.The contract was inked at the Manor House of the Grand Lucayan resort right after Thanksgiving between Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Oneil Khosa.   Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson said the contract calls for three conditions including that Bahamian businesses and products be used by the Celebration, that Bahamians be employed there and that with the second service in April, Bahamians be trained for job opportunities.  Get ready was advice from Thompson for Bahamians.The prime minister said the contract signing is an indication of BPCL’s confidence and commitment to Grand Bahama.   “They are obviously showing great support in Grand Bahama, and in the economy going to the extent of launching another vessel in April – that shows great confidence in our Bahamas,” he said.Cruises on board the Grand Celebration are from $149 from Palm Beach and the nine passenger deck cruise liner has a passenger capacity of 1900 people.#MagneticMediaNews#CruiseshipsreturntoGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CruiseshipsreturntoGrandBahama, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Search underway for driver in fatal Miramar hit and run

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Miramar that left a man dead.According to investigators, the crash happened just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, along the 9500 block of Miramar Parkway.Police said the victim, identified as 26-year-old Antonio Gort, was traveling at a high rate of speed on the eastbound lanes when he was sideswiped by another vehicle, causing him to veer left into the median and crash into a tree.The impact caused Gort’s black 2015 Audi sedan to catch fire.The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene on foot before anyone could get there.An investigation has now been opened and police are searching for the driver.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

3 hospitalized after hitandrun rollover wreck in Opalocka

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took three people to the hospital after they were involved in a hit-and-run rollover wreck in Opa-locka.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 22nd Avenue and 135th Street, Sunday morning.Officials said one of the cars was completely on its back and another was on its side against a power pole.Rescuers used the jaws of life to remove two victims who were trapped in the vehicle that had struck the power pole.“It was kind of a difficult scenario, being that the vehicle was on its side, and the victims were trapped on top of each other,” said MDFR Capt. Christopher Morales. “One of them had an extremity that was kind of pinned by the roof of the vehicle, so initially we had to stabilize the vehicle in order to gain access, just to do patient care.”Paramedics transported the three victims to an area hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.Police are searching for the driver of the car that caused the collision. They believe alcohol played a role. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Week In Review 115119

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 11/8Audio PlayerThursday-1108.mp3VmThursday-1108.mp300:00RPdPCHS Seeks Solution For Psychiatric Patients On The Kenai Peninsula, Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35%, Always Be ‘Winter Ready’, Field Of Flowers Signage Approval Moved To Next Meeting Monday 11/5Audio PlayerMonday-1105.mp3VmMonday-1105.mp300:00RPdKenai To Install Security Cameras At Police, Fire Department, State Making Major Progress Addressing Untested Sexual Assault Kits, Governor Walker: LNG Project “Brightest Spot On Economic Horizon”, Troopers Report Few Arrests Over Halloween Weekend Wednesday 11/7Audio PlayerWednesday-1107.mp3VmWednesday-1107.mp300:00RPdUnofficial Results: Micciche, Carpenter Win General Election, Dunleavy Maintains Lead In Race For Governor, Stand For Salmon Defeated In General Election, Young Secures Victory For Alaska’s Sole Congressional Seatcenter_img Tuesday 11/6Audio PlayerTuesday-1106.mp3VmTuesday-1106.mp300:00RPdRunner Completes His Journey From The Kenai Peninsula To Key West, Florida, Officials Hope To Certify Election Results By November 23, DOC Reports Ninth Inmate Death This Year, ADOT&PF Reminds Drivers To Be Avalanche Aware Friday 11/9Audio PlayerFriday-1109.mp3VmFriday-1109.mp300:00RPdLNG Project Schedule Calls For Work To Start In 2020, Sen. Sullivan “Kenai Peninsula Is A Bright Spot In The State”, NPR-A Lease Sale Smaller Than Last Year’s, Veterans Day Ceremony At Soldotna Sports Complexlast_img read more

Ziff Davis Media Shutters Electronic Gaming Monthly Sells 1UP Network to Hearst

first_imgSEE RELATED: Ziff Says Goodbye to PrintA little more than a month after discontinuing the print edition of PC Magazine and taking the brand online-only, publisher Ziff Davis Media has sold its 1UP Digital Network to Hearst’s Ugo Entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.In conjunction with the sale, Ziff said it has shuttered Electronic Gaming Magazine. The January issue was its last. It was not immediately clear if EGM will continue online or if any layoffs were associated with the deal. A Ziff Davis spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.According to CEO Jason Young, the actions help Ziff Davis “pay down debt and shift our full focus to our core PCMag Digital Network Business.” In June, a New York confirmed Ziff’s reorganization plan, allowing the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection which it filed for in March.In addition to, the network includes gaming sites, and GCA Savvian Advisors acted as Ziff’s financial advisor in the transaction. Hearst acquired the Ugo Networks, an online entertainment site targeting men aged 18 to 34, in July 2007. It was founded in 1998 by CEO J Moses.last_img read more

Competitor Drops Fraud Suit Against RBI

first_imgConstruction information service provider BidClerk Inc. has dropped its lawsuit against Reed Business Information and its Reed Construction Data unit. On September 29, BidClerk filed a complaint in Minnesota U.S. District Court alleging that a series of “denial of services” attacks were directed against its online system from an IP address belonging to RBI, flooding it with “millions of page views.” It also alleged that a “click fraud’” scheme aimed at BidClerk’s paid advertisements generated “hundreds of thousands” of invalid clicks and impressions on its ads.As a result of the filing, RBI says it conducted an investigation of its computer and determined that activity affecting BidClerk’s computers was not the result of intentional acts by RBI. According to RBI, BidClerk is “satisfied” with RBI’s findings and it has dropped its claim, “without any payment from RBI to settle the case.”Meanwhile, RCD’s corporate espionage complaint against McGraw-Hill Construction is ongoing.last_img read more

Social worker mentors and OCS funds

first_imgCall 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. The Office of Children’s Services Building in Bethel. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)Working with families in crisis is stressful and social workers have a high burn out rate. A new program within the Office of Children’s Services aims to help OCS field workers by providing mentors who can help them learn the skills they’ll need to not only survive, but thrive in a challenging occupation. How will that ultimately help children and families?LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Kim Guay – Child Welfare Administrator, OCSKarly Shoenhair, OCS Mentorlast_img read more

15 Minimum Wage Bill Advances

first_imgBy J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROA $15 minimum wage bill left Maryland’s general assembly conference committee Tuesday.The bill is a reconciliation of measures that passed both houses by veto-proof margins this session.The senate bill passed 32-15.Sen. Cory V. McCray, a Democrat representing Baltimore City, cast the last vote, a vote in the bill’s favor.“I feel pretty good about it in reference to all the working folks back home in the city of Baltimore,” McCray told the AFRO. “And I know that it’ll help working families across the state of Maryland, so I’m pretty excited.”The bill appears to enjoy wide support across the state from the grass roots to leadership at the county and Baltimore City level.“It’s important to acknowledge that the Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was supportive of this legislative initiative,” McCray said. “Baltimore County’s John Olzewski, Angela Alsobrooks of Prince George’s, Marc Elrich in Montgomery County, but also Madame Mayor, who also came down and gave testimony about Senate Bill 280.”Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh joins the list of county executives after vetoing a $15 minimum wage bill March 2017.McCray’s ideal bill would seek to secure adequate funding for Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration hiring programs and demand more exacting verification that tipped workers will earn the mandated minimum wage as it increases (an amendment proposed by Brian Feldman) over the upcoming years.Maryland’s minimum wage currently rests at $10.10 per hour. Both bills call for a general raise in the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January of 2025. The senate bill allowed for exemptions for Maryland’s smallest businesses, giving businesses with fewer than 15 employees until 2028 to raise their minimum wage.“That’s the one amendment that gave me pause, and may get worked out in conference committee,” McCray said. “The year that we’re currently in is 2019, they wouldn’t reach the minimum wage until 2028. So I’m not sure if you would agree, but that’s a long time.”Like many bills it’s a compromise, particularly over when Maryland workers will get a raise in line with Maryland’s ranking as one of the wealthiest states in the nation.“We do understand that businesses have to make adjustments and there is a need to phase the bill in over time,” Ricarra Jones told the AFRO. “Of course, we wish that it would have been sooner, but we are glad that a few years from now, working families will receive much-needed, very long overdue raises.”Jones is a longtime advocate and political organizer for the “Fight for 15.”“It’s going to take them a few extra years than we hoped for, but nevertheless we’re excited that it’s going to be happening and we still have a big hurdle to overcome, with the governor possibly vetoing the legislation when it hits his desk,” Jones said.Maryland’s legislature is only in session for a few more weeks, and Baltimore’s minimum wage bill veto wasn’t overridden due to defections and no-shows and scheduling that allowed the bill to expire.“We’re just hoping that what we’ve been doing is going to continue to work,” Jones said. “Like having these conversations, having actual workers call elected officials and saying ‘hey, I need you to stay strong on this,’ and ‘thank you for your support on this initially, but we have another hurdle and we need you continue to vote for this.’”Hogan has not committed to veto the bill; it could pass with or without his signature.So we’re not planning to switch up our efforts, things have been working so far. Just the pressure from making calls is the most powerful way to get the attention of elected leaders,” Jones said.last_img read more

Wendys Japan Follows KFCs Double Down Example With the Wild Rock Burger

first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan KFC may be known for the Double Down sandwich, which replaced bread with two sandwich buns, but Wendy’s Japan is going one further and introducing the Wild Rock hamburger. It’s an outlandish name for an even more outlandish burger, which is great for low-carb eaters, but pretty wacky otherwise. The Wild Rock is actually a burger that doffs the bread for two hamburger patties on top and bottom, sandwiching lettuce and tomato on the inside.The burger, available at Wendy’s First Kitchen in Japan, is being advertised as a low-carb choice that only contains 4.6 grams of carbs total. Now, even though it’s low in carbs, that doesn’t mean it’s particularly healthy. It might be good if you’re watching your carbs, but the fat and calories in the burger really don’t seem like a good idea for anyone trying to eat normally.via Wild Rock costs about 650 yen, which equates to $5.90. There are currently no plans, it seems, to bring the burger to Western audiences, but you could just as easily buy two burgers and make this for yourself for less money using the Double Stacks on the Value Menu, but this is a much more convenient way to get the burger together if you’re in Japan at the time.This isn’t the first weird and wild Wendy’s burger from the chain in Japan, though. Wendy’s has been known for Pikachu desserts and colored buns, just like the rest of its fast food brethren. This certainly isn’t the last of the weird foods Wendy’s has touted over the years either, as depending on the success of this burger we’ll probably see more and more like this. Let’s step it up, American fast food chains! You’re really slipping here when it comes to innovation. Need to step your game up, now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more