Allardyce wants full stadiums

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes filling your home ground is paramount to Premier League clubs – with the Hammers announcing their new season-ticket structure ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium. Press Association And Allardyce believes performing in front of a sold-out crowd is something that should not go unappreciated as the other 19 Premier League clubs are now being pushed to follow West Ham’s lead. “The most important thing at a football club is to fill the stadium,” he said. “I think filling the stadium is the ultimate for the success of the team. Obviously it’s not from a revenue base like it used to be. “The revenue base for a football club used to be the sustainability of the football club in my years before the Premier League and before Sky made it a worldwide brand. “It’s about creating the atmosphere in a stadium that thrills not only the fans there enjoying the atmosphere, but the players who respond to that “To make sure everywhere you go in the Premier League maintains a high level of attendance and selling out your stadium has to be the ultimate goal for any Premier League football club, for me. “What we’ve announced has to be the best piece of business, for me, seen in the Premier League for a long, long time. “Hopefully everybody at West Ham football club, particularly the fan, will come and enjoy, as Karren says, a fantastic facility for less. That will only encourage future young West Ham supporters to be West Ham supporters.” center_img Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, announced during the week that the club would be making significant cuts to their current pricing as the move is being offset against increased television revenue. The cheapest season ticket at Upton Park is £620 but there will be £289 seats on offer from the 2016/17 season – the club’s first in the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium. last_img read more

Marine Toxins Delay Razor Clam Digs this Fall

first_imgFacebook62Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeElevated levels of marine toxins have prompted state shellfish managers to postpone the start of razor clam digging on ocean beaches this fall.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will not schedule razor clam digs on any of the state’s ocean beaches until tests show the clams are safe to eat.Domoic acid levels on Washington beaches have dropped significantly since last spring, when the department was forced to curtail digging early, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. However, concentrations of domoic acid are still above the threshold (20 parts per million) set by state public health officials.“If levels continue to decline, we could potentially open some beaches in mid or possibly late November,” Ayres said.WDFW will continue to work with the Washington Department of Health to monitor regularly marine toxin levels in razor clams, Ayres said. Test results are posted on WDFW’s webpage.“We know diggers are anxious to get out onto the beaches, but public health is our primary concern,” Ayres said.Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Cooking or freezing does not destroy domoic acid in shellfish.Since 1991, when the toxin was first detected on the Pacific coast, outbreaks of domoic acid have prompted the cancellation of three entire razor clam seasons in Washington – the last one in 2002-03.Any new information about razor clam digging will be posted on WDFW’s razor clam webpage.last_img read more

Glacier Gym Club host Judges Cup

first_imgCompetition includes provincial level athletes and Junior Olympians.Glacier Club is expected to enter as many as 90 competitors.Glacier athletes travel to Coeur d’Alene for the Great West Gym Fest before concluding the month of February at the BC Winter Games in Penticton.Other events are slated for Cranbrook, Langley, Castlegar and Kimberley.Nelson is also host for the Glacier Invitational Zone Championships April 30 to May 1. The Glacier Gymnastics Club is rolling out the red carpet for the Judges Cup this weekend at the Civic Centre facility.The Judges Cup, attracting more than 160 athletes from Trail, Castlegar, Kimberley, Cranbrook and host Nelson, is the first of many competitions for the Glacier gymnasts as the club begins its competitive season.The competition goes Saturday, running all day.last_img read more

Parents in Police custody after son’s autopsy proved he was sodomised

first_img– child also suffered blunt trauma to headAn autopsy performed on four-year-old Alex Prince, who was found dead last Monday proved that the child died as a result of blunt trauma to the head. It also revealed that he was sodomised.The post-mortem was done by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Friday.As a result of the findings, the mother and stepfather of the child were immediately arrested and were currently being questioned.The lad was pronounced dead after he was found unconscious, naked and with injuries to the head and eyes on Monday last about 12:00h by his stepfather at their home in Silver Hill on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.It was reported that the child was discovered by his stepfather who claimed that he left the child at home to go to a nearby shop to buy groceries to cook. The man said that when he returned from the shop, he found the unconscious child.An alarm was then raised, and nurses from the nearby Health Centre were summoned to the home. The child, however, succumbed on his way to the Linden Hospital Complex. An investigation was immediately launched into the matter.last_img read more

Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight, to wait a long time for delivery was very pleased when I received it

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-05 23:12:15Reviewed Item Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight (#60 Platinum Blonde)Rating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviewsPrice£19.99 Very happy with my purchasefab. Less hair than expected – definitely need at least 2 packs. Good quality very shiny but they are thin i doubled mine up stictched them because my hair is fine and only wanted them for the sides because my hair doesn’t grow there , i put silver shampoo on them to make them more ashey colour and came out lovely, they are great for fine hair or if your going to curl them they look thicker but if you have thick hair and keep them straight they may be to thin and wouldn’t look good. Key specs for Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight (#60 Platinum Blonde):Material: human hair. Cheap, effective, safe and fun.Can Be Treated & Styled (washing, strengthening, cutting, curling, dyeing, etc.) like your own hair; to ensure the best looking, and you could do a test with a few strands and see what happens. (To ensure color match you may also email pictures taken in outdoor natural lights to us.)Adds instant length and volume. We recommend that you buy 2-3 setsYou can wash and let the human hair extensions air dry until damp, then spray with heat protectant and wait till completely dry to avoid the fried hair after curling or straightening the hair.Standard 7 Pieces total 70g with clips ***1 pcs – 8″/20 cm double wefts (3 clips each) ***2 pcs – 6″/15 cm double wefts (2 clips each) ***2 pcs – 4″/10 cm double wefts (2 clips each) ***2 pcs – 1.2″/3cm double wefts (1 clip each)Comments from buyers“Arrived early, not very thick., Not quite I expected, great costumer services, Good value for money!” Lovely really happy: ) they would be even better if they. Lovely really happy 🙂 they would be even better if they were abit thicker. Good quality very shiny but they are thin i doubled mine up stictched them because my hair is fine and only wanted them for the sides because my hair doesn’t grow there , i put silver shampoo on them to make them more ashey colour and came out lovely, they are great for fine hair or if your going to curl them they look thicker but if you have thick hair and keep them straight they may be to thin and wouldn’t look good. Arrived early, not very thick. . Healthy feeling, with good length. However very thin and not as thick as expected. Arrived way earlier than expected and good for the price. Not quite i expected, great costumer services. The colour is lighter than it looks on the picture. Great costumer services, tiffany resolved my problems straight away. Lovely really happy: ) they would be even better if they. Lovely really happy 🙂 they would be even better if they were abit thicker. To wait a prolonged time for supply was pretty happy when i acquired it. Although i experienced to wait around a very long time for shipping was very delighted when i received it. Very happy with my purchasefab. To wait a prolonged time for supply was pretty happy when i acquired it. Although i experienced to wait around a very long time for shipping was very delighted when i received it. Arrived early, not very thick. . Healthy feeling, with good length. However very thin and not as thick as expected. Arrived way earlier than expected and good for the price. Less hair than expected – definitely need at least 2 packs. Not quite i expected, great costumer services. The colour is lighter than it looks on the picture. Great costumer services, tiffany resolved my problems straight away. last_img read more

SaaS: A new Generation of ISVs

first_imgThe emergence of SOA and SaaS technologies has created a new breed of ISV on the IT landscape.  ISVs that can create composite applications consisting of aggregated services.  ISVs that can publish niche services and utilities for consumption by others.  ISVs that can easily interact globally with their customers.Software delivery platforms are proliferating and the competition among the alternatives is intensifying.  Some of the platform options include Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Apprenda, and Jamcracker.  These “platforms” provide well-tested and highly scalable infrastructures for software providers to build on.   Application hosting and tough-to-implement features like multi-tenanted access and single sign on have already been solved and come as part of the platform provider package.The platforms also offer frameworks for rapid UI development and interfacing with the back-end database.  The result is that the cost of development for ISVs is significantly reduced and they are freed up to focus fully on building the business logic for great applications.   Combine this with readily available Open Source components and we have all the elements for a new generation of application development that is poised to grow explosively. These next-generation ISVs will produce more software, at lower cost, and target many more highly-focused niche markets.last_img read more

Wrapping an Older House with Rock Wool Insulation

first_imgWhen I first met Chris Gleba and Kris Erickson in December 2011 to discuss their plans for a deep energy retrofit, Chris told me that he had been remodeling his modest two-bedroom house in Lowell, Massachusetts, for over ten years. He had painstakingly rewired and re-plumbed the house and had made energy efficiency improvements (including the installation of a high-efficiency natural gas boiler and radiant in-floor heating). He had also devoted much sweat equity towards upgrading the interior finishes of the kitchen and baths.Chris was aiming to achieve a high-performance, low-energy home, yet he understood that his early remodeling decisions limited his options moving forward. One of these limiting decisions was the installation of a polyethylene vapor barrier on the inside face of his exterior wall framing as he gutted and remodeled each room. This construction approach was not a mistake in and of itself, but it required that the wall assembly be designed to dry to the exterior to avoid trapping moisture in the walls. A chainsaw retrofitWith proper planning, the installation of the assembly was systematic. Once all of the exterior finishes had been stripped down to the original sheathing, we transferred the wall stud locations to marks on the foundation, removed the roof eaves with a chainsaw, and then wrapped the building shell in Tyvek like a giant birthday present, carefully taping seams and button caps, with careful attention to penetrations and water management details at door and window openings.We then installed the bracket and metal shelf at the first-floor rim joist. This allowed us to start installing the rock wool boards by stacking them on the shelf, overlapping seams, and fastening the batten strips as we went up. The 2 ft. by 5 ft. rock wool panels were fairly easy to handle, though my carpenters found the fibers irritating to the skin if there was much direct contact. At first, we cut the panels with a hand saw specifically made for cutting rock wool. After a while the carpenters switched to a PVC hand saw, which cut the panels more easily.The batten strips slightly compressed the rock wool panels and held the insulation in place as we continued to stack it. As the insulation went up and fully wrapped the two-story home, I marveled at how snug the continuous rock wool wrap made the structure appear, like the thick wool comforter that might have kept us warm in simpler times. Batts or panels?We first considered using rock wool batts, as they typically have the same thermal value per inch as the denser board products, while being less expensive and more readily available. Although we found examples of similar installations in Europe, our building science consultants (Cathy Gates and Ken Neuhauser) were concerned that wind-washing through the less-dense batts would degrade the thermal performance of the insulation.We considered incorporating rock wool batts within Larsen trusses, but the added material and labor cost of custom truss fabrication and a new layer of plywood sheathing seemed expensive.We then focused on the rock wool board products, because their increased density would minimize the wind-washing concern and their increased stiffness might facilitate the installation of the furring strips and siding. Roxul manufactures several rock wool board products with greater density than their batts, and after analyzing cost and availability, we selected 4-inch Cavity Rock DD for our inner layer and 2-inch Cavity Rock MD for our outer layer.We planned to install the Tyvek directly over the existing 1×6 sheathing boards. These boards had an irregular surface, and we thought that the medium density of the MD board, when slightly compressed, might help eliminate possible air gaps between the rock wool insulation and the irregular sheathing. PROJECT TEAM Homeowners: Chris Gleba and Kris Erickson National Grid staff: Oliver Klein and Marie McMahon Building Science Corp. consultants: Cathy Gates and Ken NeuhauserEnergy consultants: Jason DerAnanian and Mathew Monaghan (Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger)Structural engineer: Mark Webster (Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger)Framing and siding: Steve Jordan & Jeremy MelansonyInsulation supplier: Frank Novogratz, IDISpecialty hardware (Heco Topix screws): Albert Rooks, Small Planet WorkshopElectrician: Neal Boissonneault (Boissonneault Electric)Mechanical contractor: Allan Berry (Berry Mechanical)Waterproofing: John Lapan (Lapan’s Waterproofing) The exterior walls need to dry outwardChris’s existing exterior walls were constructed with standard 2×4 framing and R-13 fiberglass batt insulation and he understandably did not want to rip out the interior finishes he had installed over the years.Since the exterior walls had an interior polyethylene vapor barrier, we could not simply wrap the exterior of the house with 4 inches of polyiso rigid foam (an approach that seems to becoming the standard for DER projects in the U.S.). These walls needed to be able to dry to the exterior, so all of the exterior wall components need to be vapor-permeable. Birds love rock woolOne slightly amusing problem that we did not anticipate: birds like to nest in rock wool! As soon as we installed insulation above head height, the word got out to the bird community that there was some prime real estate to squat in! The birds would quickly burrow clean circular holes to claim their own little condo.In the few weeks that it took to install the insulation and await delivery of the metal siding, there were a dozen or so uninvited guests in our wall assembly. Systematic eviction took place as we installed the siding. We simply filled the bird holes (and other small gaps around openings and brackets) by pressure fitting some loose rock wool material. Incentives for deep energy retrofitsNational Grid, a Massachusetts electric utility, had established a DER pilot program that provides generous incentives for comprehensive projects that lower the energy demand of single- and multi-family residences. Although the primary objective was to improve energy performance (at least 50% better energy performance than a house that barely meets the building code), the program offered both financial incentives and integrated design technical support to improve indoor air quality, durability, and overall occupant comfort. Armed with an educated National Grid program staff, the program was strengthened with help from employees of the Building Science Corporation (BSC) who serve as program consultants to evaluate designs (and protect applicants from themselves).The program was a perfect match for Chris’s project goals. There were up to $42,000 of incentives available to meet the aggressive program goals, including rigorous air sealing targets, R-40 above-grade walls, R-5 windows and doors, and R-60 roofs. Enticed by the available funds, Chris moved towards an “all in” position on his exterior improvements.Chris Gleba contacted my company, Verdeco Designs, as our company had been pre-qualified by the DER program as designers and builders with proven experience on high-performance projects. RELATED ARTICLES Installing Roxul Mineral Wool on Exterior Walls Installing Mineral Wool Insulation Over Exterior Wall SheathingWindwashing in Exterior Mineral WoolMineral Wool Boardstock Insulation Gains GroundGBA Product Guide: Roxul Mineral Wool Insulation Batts Residential Insulated Sheathing – Design Guideby John Straube Roxul Report: Fastener Guidelines Roxul: Cladding Attachment and Support Structural Testing of Screws Through Thick Exterior InsulationQ&A: Fastening methods for Roxul ComfortBoard IS Q&A: Installing outie windows with 2-inch exterior Roxul board Q&A: Mineral wool exterior insulation, humidity, and windwashing Chris had held off replacing the exterior wall finishes of his house, as he hoped to build a second-floor addition on an existing one-story section of the house. Now that he was married with two young children, his expanded family made the addition more urgent. As he wondered when he would be able to afford the planned work, along came National Grid’s Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Pilot Program. Mark Yanowitz is the managing partner of Verdeco Designs, LLC, a design-build and consulting firm in Andover, Massachusetts. The company specializes in energy efficiency and low-impact green building solutions for residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Throughout my 28 plus years of designing and building structures in different regions of the United States, I have been blessed with many excellent clients. In many cases, the goals and needs of my clients set me on a path of discovery, a path where I was forced to challenge my preconceived notions and embrace the concept that I am never too old to learn new things about my trade. Sometimes the path leads me to new materials and new methods of construction and sometimes the path leads me to using old materials in new ways. It is through these clients and these projects that I find my greatest inspirations in work and reaffirm that I chose the right profession.I designed the first Passive House certified in Massachusetts and multiple deep energy retrofit projects, but to be honest, I had never designed a deep energy retrofit project with exterior walls that could only dry to the exterior. A tight building that won’t trap moistureThe project was a smashing success. With the assistance of National Grid’s dedicated staff and BSC’s careful guidance, we comfortably achieved our airtightness goal and obtained close to the maximum incentive available. The blower door test result was 320 cfm @ 50 pascals (about 0.9 ach50).As with most deep energy retrofits, this comprehensive renovation included integrated design solutions for water management, energy systems, and controlled ventilation. Low-energy buildings always require rigorous air sealing, but this project was noteworthy for the unusual building enclosure components and the recognition that exterior rock wool is an excellent solution for “vapor-out” assemblies.As the debate on the environmental impact of spray and rigid foam insulation continues, many designers, builders, and homeowners may prefer to let buildings “breathe” rather than wrap them in foam.Since rock wool resists fire, mold, and mildew, designers should recognize that this material has more uses than fire-stopping and acoustical control — the uses for which it is usually specified in the U.S.I feel fortunate to have met Chris Gleba, the client who set the stage of this investigation and helped me identify attractive options for future deep energy retrofit projects. Empowered with new knowledge, I can only look forward to my next rock wool project. Rock wool to the rescueIn recent years, I’ve heard about the use of exterior rock wool insulation, and in my initial conversation with Chris, I was happy to hear that he was interested in working with the product. Along with being vapor-permeable, rock wool has excellent fire retardant qualities. It’s also moisture- and mildew-resistant, so it is an excellent candidate for wrapping the exterior of a building shell, perhaps as an integral component of a rainscreen design.I have read that the use of rock wool is common in Canada and Europe, where it is sometimes installed on the exterior side of the water-resistant barrier (WRB). It is also used as batt insulation and even as a blown-in product within masonry veneer air spaces. With all of these positive qualities, we felt committed to using it for this project. Most rock wool board and batt products average around R-4.2 per inch, so the challenge then became: How would we cost-effectively wrap approximately 6 inches of rock wool insulation on the exterior of a wood structure while anticipating some way to attach the siding?After discussing siding options and preferences for an exterior aesthetic with Chris and his wife, Kris Erickson, we agreed to develop a “modern farmhouse” design solution with vertical metal paneled siding. These vertical panels are typically fastened through horizontal furring strips installed 24 inches on center.We envisioned a simple installation with wood furring strips holding the rock wool insulation directly over the Tyvek Commercial Wrap, our chosen WRB. The Tyvek would adequately serve as our air barrier and WRB, and it had the high permeance that we desired for the “vapor-out” assembly. Searching for a fastening systemWe still needed to figure out how to mechanically fasten 6 inches of rock wool to the exterior of the house. We needed a system that would support the vertical load of the insulation and the siding as well as horizontal lateral loads exerted by wind forces.The Cascadia Window & Door Company offers an excellent fiberglass clip product prepped to receive metal hat channel for cladding attachment. We strongly considered this product, which would have met our structural requirements as well as our need for a proper fastener. However, we wanted solution that was simpler, cheaper, and would avoid the need to notch the insulation boards around the fiberglass clips.As we continued to review various long fasteners, most all of which would need some sort of squash block to help maintain uniform depth and assist in lateral bracing, we discovered the Heco Topix-T fastener (see image below). This German fastener is a dual-threaded screw with a “broken” thread or smooth shaft between the top and bottom threads. The smooth shaft helps set the furring depth off the substrate as the screw is driven into the framing member. This fastener allowed us to continuously install our insulation with minimal notching and resolved concerns of furring attachment and lateral bracing.Although the weight or dead load of our exterior assembly (6 inches of rock wool, 1×4 wood furring, and galvalume metal siding) was not significant, we still had to structurally account for this vertical load. Upon consultation with our creative structural engineer, Mark Webster, we designed a 4-foot-on-center wood bracket system at the first-floor rim joist that could support the metal siding by fastening a small steel angle to the face of the wood bracket (see image below). In turn, we screwed a perforated metal shelf with a nylon insect screen to support and protect the bottom edge of the rock wool insulation while providing ventilation and weep openings for the rainscreen design. We used the same simple bracket system at the window and door headers. TJIs for the roofTo achieve our R-60 goal on the roof, we over-framed the existing roof framing with 16-inch-deep TJIs and installed steel truss rods with horizontal hold-downs to prevent the new rafters from spreading. Along with a positive connection to the existing wall plates we were able to eliminate the structural loads on the existing 2×6 roof rafters, which were both structurally undersized and unable to handle much insulation within their limited depth.Although we did not need to design the roof system to dry to the exterior, we elected to use rock wool batts. We installed three layers of 5-inch batts, overlapping the seams within the TJI cavities. We used the standard 24-inch wide commercial acoustic rock wool batts for this vented roof application, and the batts fit snugly in our TJI framing set at 24 inches on center.last_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay collide in South America qualifiers

first_imgArgentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017 ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Uruguay. / AFP PHOTO / Juan MABROMATALuis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.Higuain axedSampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions. Colombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArgentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster Read Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona. MOST READlast_img read more

Arellano, Ateneo score quick wins in PVL collegiate opener

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOArellano University and Ateneo launched their title bids for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with swift victories in the opening day of competition Saturday at Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup. The Lady Chiefs, the reigning NCAA champions, quickly dispatched of College of St. Benilde 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the first match of the conference. ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Captain Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 14 points while Mary Anne Esguerra added 13. Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen also gave ample support for the Lady Chiefs scoring nine apiece. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the second game, the Lady Eagles swooped down on Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Bea De Leon had 14 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 11. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Maddie Madayag and Jules Samonte also finished in double digits with 10 points each. Ateneo employed such great defense that of the eight Lady Heavy Bomber attackers that played only four managed to score. Shola Alvarez and Karen Montojo had nine points apiece to lead JRU. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aces finally win, take down Beermen to end 14-game slide Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

The State of Oklahoma State: An Update on Offensive Cowboys Heading into Summer

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. Oklahoma State rides into summer on a wave of optimism. A loaded offense returns eight starters and the front seven, which was lauded last season for its depth and talent, could anchor OSU once again in 2017.Mason Rudolph has a slew of freak athletes to throw the ball to and the running game is in the midst of a renaissance. If the defense is as good as Mike Gundy thinks big things could be on the horizon for Oklahoma State.Can the Cowboys get over that schooner-sized hurdle for their second Big 12 title? Let’s take a look at the offensive side of the roster both in the present day and what it will look like in future years (note: this includes scholarship players as well as walk-ons).*Tyler Moore to sit 2017 due to NCAA transfer rules.QuarterbackMason Rudolph is a darkhorse Heisman candidate poised to break every QB record on OSU’s books. Behind him is a redshirt junior in Taylor Cornelius who should be the de facto No. 2. Mike Gundy also insinuated that either Keondre Wudtee or John Kolar may feature role in short-yardage situations, a la J.W. Walsh.Rudolph is the key. If anyone else is thrust into a major role the Cowboys prospects suffer greatly. If he plays, they have a chance to win each game on their schedule. There’s not a lot of teams who have that luxury.The future looks bright, too, with Wudtee to go along with Jelani Woods and Spencer Sanders. The Cowboys are feeling good about their prospects at QB for years to come.Running BackJustice Hill should be healed up from his offseason shoulder surgery in time for full participation in fall camp. That’s the good news. Behind Hill are a lot of question marks. The running back group is young and seemingly talented but Jeff Carr is the only other back with any experience.Either of the two incoming freshmen, Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King could make a push for serious reps if a defined hierarchy is not present heading into fall camp. Hubbard has world-class speed and King is a bigger, powerful runner who was probably a little under recruited early because he played for a smaller school. He already has D-I size and rushed for over 5,000 yards during his high school career.OSU is still trying to fill in this spot behind them for the future.Wide ReceiverI was tempted just to fill this section with fire emojis.The Cowboys might have the most talented wide receiver corps in the nation. That’s a real thing. We talk about it so much that it may lose its luster. But think about this. Of returning Big 12 receivers, James Washington and Jalen McCleskey were ranked first and fifth respectively in receiving yards a year ago.Add in Marcell Ateman, who missed last year due to injury, who was a top-10 receiver in the Big 12 with 766 yards and five scores in 2015. Former LSU-transfer Tyron Johnson is apparently about to redefine the position and then you have several young freaks, including the Tylan Wallace who is the highest rated receiver prospect at OSU since Dez.Toss C.J. Moore in the mix, and this is pretty easily OSU’s deepest spot not only now but for years to come. It’s also unclear what position Jaelyn Nolan will play as he’s a QB in high school but could be placed anywhere on a college roster.Cowboy BackThe hybrid tight end/fullback group is undergoing significant turnover as it lost two of its pioneers in Blake Jarwin and Zac Veatch. Keenen Brown brings a big-play ability in the passing game and Britton Abbott may fill more of the blocking role. Incoming transfer fullback, Sione Finefeuiaki, will also vie for reps.OSU has shown a dedication to this position by continuing to recruit towards it. Although this is probably the most flexible spot in terms of being able to move players elsewhere on the roster, there is a clear emphasis on continuing to develop cowboy backs.Offensive LineRight tackle, Zachary Crabtree, has seen four offensive line coaches during his career at OSU. It’s no wonder the Cowboys have struggled to field a consistent front. The Cowboys improved last year in run blocking and sacks allowed but still were dead last in the conference.But with a seeming home run hire in Josh Henson leading the way, the Cowboys seem to be headed in the right direction. He’s already gained four more commits than total high school signees from last year’s class — four.That spot for incoming freshmen is as bare as the one next to it is full.last_img read more

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