A rancher from Karaudanawa Village, South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) was on Monday night killed by a farmer, after he was allegedly spotted in the company of the suspect’s wife.Dead is 32-year-old Pius Ernest, also of Karaudanawa Village. Reports are the incident occurred at about 22:00h when the 50-year-old farmer saw his spouse in the company of Ernest, and without inquiry, he allegedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the rancher. According to Police, one of the arrows hit the upper section of the Earnest’s body, resulting in his death. In February, a farmer of Barima, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), was also killed with a bow and arrow. The deceased, Orlando Joseph, was involved in an argument with another male resident when the situation escalated. The suspect armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the farmer in the upper region of his body.
Sierra Club hike to Mount Williamson and Pleasant View Ridge will meet, 8 a.m. today at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Health & Fitness Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. Oak Tree Day will feature environmental exhibitors and activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Robert Sartain at (661) 294-2518. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Music in the Mansion will feature a piano and cello concert, 7:30 p.m. today in the living room of the William S. Hart mansion at Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $20-$25. Call (661) 254-4584. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Larry Omaha and Laura Hayden will perform, 9 p.m. today at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Santa Clarita Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Sunday from the Hyatt Valencia and finish at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The day also includes a half marathon, 5K run/walk and a Kid K fun run. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. Thom Teresi & The Street Smart Band will perform jazz tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Comedian Bob Berky will perform, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Senior Cinema will present “As Good as it Gets” starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Donation request: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Movies to Talk About film series will present “Last Best Chance” starring Fred Thompson, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733 or visit www.uuofscv.org. “On the Town” will be presented by the Choral Department, 7 p.m. Thursday-Nov. 12 and Nov. 17-19 at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will feature independent films, workshops, music and an awards ceremony, Friday through Nov. 13 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Visit www.sciffestival.com for a complete schedule of events. Western and bluegrass music concert will feature The Pearce Family, Nancy Lee and J.d. Seibert, 7 p.m. Friday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-4584. Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will hold a Veteran’s Day Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801 or visit http://sierrahillbillies.homestead.com. Rob Sherwood and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $11 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Oklahoma State is on the board at running back, as 2018 prospect Jahmyl Jeter announced his commitment to the Cowboys on Wednesday night.Jeter was previously committed to SMU but backed away from his pledge earlier this week.I’m officially committed to Oklahoma state for the next 4 years and 100% done with recruiting pic.twitter.com/0bq8ranb9W— Jete (@Teamjeter28) August 3, 2017The three-star running back chose the Pokes over other offers from SMU, Texas A&M, and others. He is the 17th commitment of OSU’s 2017 recruiting class, and fills a major need as the first running back pledge of the class.AdChoices广告 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.
The next subject of our summer-long countdown may not be the first or second — or fifth — player you think of when someone mentions OSU’s dominant receiver corps. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a household name by October.How he got to OSUDillon Stoner committed early in the 2016 recruiting cycle and held up his end despite offers from Washington State, Texas Tech and others and a strong late push from Arkansas. He played all over the field at Jenks High School, lining up as a wide receiver, a defensive back, a kick returner and even as a punter. He was a big part of Jenks’ four state titles during his career.What he’s done in StillwaterStoner impressed coaches and teammates alike during preseason fall camp as a true freshman, showing of his athleticism and even outrunning James Washington in a couple of drills. He made a big enough impression to see playing time in the season opener.His athleticism and football IQ were something the coaching staff recognized from Day 1. They even used him all over the field, just like his days at Jenks. He lined up at wide receiver and contributed on special teams. Stoner even took snaps in two of his four games.Unfortunately, an early injury ended his season. But Stoner was apparently able to redshirt last season based on his designation as a redshirt freshman by OSU.Role in 2017Even with all the depth and talent the Cowboys have at wide receiver, Stoner is going to have role in this offense. The coaching staff has made it pretty apparent that they want to get him on the field.Mike Gundy showed just how much trust he had in his true freshman in the second game of the season. With the Cowboys down 4 to Central Michigan in the fourth quarter — and on fourth down — he put the ball in Stoner’s hands. Even if just for a split second.Here’s another look.Who knows? Maybe Stoner is the wildcat QB of Mike Gundy’s dreams. Don’t be shocked to see him take more snaps this fall.Noteworthy Stats and HighlightsEven with a shortened season, we got a little glimpse of what Stoner can provide as a receiver. Here’s a look from the Cowboys’ season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. 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.
What is most impressive about Oklahoma State’s newest offensive line coach, Josh Henson, is the deserved praise he’s receiving, despite what he hasn’t done yet for the Cowboys: coached in a game.Henson was hired in early February, taking over for Greg Adkins, who took over for Bob Connelly, who took over for Joe Wickline. For scope of the turnover the offensive line coach position has had, senior right tackle Zach Crabtree has been at OSU for all four of those coaching stints in Stillwater. Four coaches in five years. That’s a lot.Finally though, Gundy has hired someone who will work hard, have success and stay. Although the second check box on that list hasn’t been proven, Crabtree endorsed it whole-heartedly.AdChoices广告“His knowledge is unbelievable,” Crabtree said. “I’m learning something new every day I go in there right now.”Crabtree has been at OSU since 2014 so it’s impressive that he is still learning and perhaps even more impressive that he’s learning from so much from someone as relatively young as Henson is. Henson has the patience needed to deal with a group of twenty-somethings, Crabtree said.“But at the same time, he has no problem jumping on you if you’re gonna make a mistake and going off on you,” Crabtree said.Crab said those traits make Henson an ideal coach and “a guy you wanna play for.” That’s when players are at their best, he said. All of that comes more naturally because Henson has been through everything the current Cowboys are going through. He played at OSU, too, from 1994-97.Because of Henson’s wealth of experience in Stillwater, Crabtree said that “absolutely” brings something different that the previous offensive line coaches did not have.“When you’ve got a guy that’s done it, no doubt, there’s another sense of pride that he’s been here and now he’s back,” Crabtree said.That’s only half of the story of Henson’s early success in his newest role at OSU though. His pick ups on the recruiting trail have been fast and furious.Within the first four months in office, Henson had earned five offensive line commits. In last year’s class, Adkins signed just one.It’s unlikely Henson keeps up this pace into the 2019 class and beyond, simply because of scholarship distribution. But through his six-month review, he has undoubtedly proven his worth, ability and loyalty to a program and a position that has desperately needed exactly that for years. 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.
Paris Saint-Germain 3 Marseille 0: Di Maria at the double as holders put Neymar injury aside Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 06:02 1/3/2018 AFP Hit by the news of Neymar’s impending surgery on Wednesday, PSG cruised into the last four of the Coupe de France by beating Marseille. Paris Saint-Germain put the disappointment of Neymar’s foot surgery to one side to thump rivals Marseille 3-0 and reach the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.The Ligue 1 leaders announced on Wednesday that the world’s most expensive player will miss next week’s second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid, which they trail 3-1, after the decision was made for him to have surgery on a cracked metatarsal.While Neymar’s prolonged absence may prove fatal to their Champions League hopes, PSG reaffirmed that it will have little impact on their domestic success as Angel Di Maria’s double saw them into a fourth successive Coupe de France semi-final. 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 Di Maria settled the contest with a pair of deflected strikes, the first a vicious shot from outside the box, either side of half-time.Deserved gloss to the scoreline was added courtesy of a wonderful team move finished off by Edinson Cavani, as Marseille again suffered at PSG’s hands having lost by the same scoreline in the weekend’s Ligue 1 meeting, where Neymar suffered his injury.The win keeps PSG firmly on course for a domestic treble and they will be one of just two top-flight teams in the last four after shock triumphs for third-tier Chambly and Les Herbiers, while a free-flowing second-half showing will perhaps give Unai Emery added hope they can fight back against Madrid even without their world-record signing.6 – Angel Di Maria has scored six goals in his last four starts with @PSG_English in all competitions. Revitalized.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 28, 2018PSG started very brightly and, after Yuri Berchiche had an effort beaten away by Steve Mandanda, Cavani wasted a gilt-edged chance to give them the lead.The Uruguay international met Di Maria’s pull back after the Argentina winger was sent clear down the left, but he only succeeded in fizzing a shot over the bar.Aymen Abdennour was then fortunate not to concede a penalty when the Marseille centre-back appeared to handle in the area.Most of the pressing was unsurprisingly done by PSG, but Marseille remained dangerous on the counter-attack and Florian Thauvin curled an effort well over the crossbar.Di Maria then showed Thauvin how it should be done as he bent one towards goal from the edge of the area, only to be denied by a brilliant diving save from Mandanda.But Mandanda could not replicate the same heroics on the stroke of half-time, the Marseille goalkeeper beaten as Di Maria unleashed a fierce half-volley that took a slight deflection off Adil Rami and flew into the bottom-left corner.Javier Pastore replaced Kylian Mbappe ahead of the restart and three minutes into the second half Di Maria effectively put the tie to bed – but in far less spectacular fashion.Marseille failed to deal with Yuri’s cross from the left, which eventually fell to Di Maria, and his side-foot effort deflected off Hiroki Saki and under Mandanda.Di Maria then lashed narrowly wide from long range and Julian Draxler went agonisingly close to scoring one of the goals of the season as his bicycle kick from Marco Verratti’s lofted pass was only just off target.A stunning reflex save saw Mandanda keep out Pastore’s diving header, but the final flourish came in style as Draxler nodded a Verratti chip down for Cavani to fire into the bottom-right corner in an illustration of the kind of football they will need to produce to deliver a Champions League turnaround next week.FULL TIME: See you in the @coupedefrance semifinal ! #AllezParis! #PSGOM pic.twitter.com/g7u73AeC8b— PSG English (@PSG_English) February 28, 2018 read more
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State coach Charlie Dickey is canvassing the country in search of his next (and likely final) offensive line recruit to fill his 2020 class at quota.Just last week, it was Texas Tech pledge Larry Moore who was the targeted subject, picking up an offer shortly after his pledge. This week, it’s Missouri product Monroe Mills from Columbia, Missouri, with the latest OSU offer.Mills is a 6-7, 291-pound tackle who has already garnered offers from the programs you’d expect: Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, and, of course, Missouri. 21 schools in total have offered — 12 since May.“It’s been a surreal experience,” Mills told 247Sports of his recruitment recently. “My dream was to play in college, but I didn’t think I’d be able to as a kid. I’m so blessed and so lucky to have this opportunity. It’s crazy. I took a huge step in getting stronger and faster and it’s paying off this summer.”With a breakout summer nearly on its way to hurtling towards a breakout fall at the rate of his rise, Mills seems intent on plugging up the process and committing. OSU seems to be in at just the right time, in fact, with a commitment coming sooner rather than later.“I’m thinking about making a decision pretty here soon,” Mills said in his 247 interview. “I want to make it before the season starts so that the recruitment process can be slowed down and I can focus on my season. It’s always important to find the right fit.”OSU has 13 commitments in its 2020 recruiting class, and three are from offensive linemen.
“I don’t think (Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy) ever saw Malcolm,” Gundy said Monday. “… Malcolm’s very, very athletic, played shortstop, got good hands, and that did help.”Rodriguez leads OSU with 66 total tackles this season, that number is third-most among Big 12 players.“You know his history,” Gundy said of Rodriguez. “He’s a four-sport athlete, he’s a wrestler, he’s mentally tough and physically tough, and he made the transition (to linebacker) really smooth. It’s certainly helped our team.“He’s really a perfect fit for us with what we’re asking him to do at this time.”Rodriguez marks the fifth time this season an OSU player has won a Big 12 weekly award. Chuba Hubbard won two Offensive Player of the Week awards, Spencer Sanders won Newcomer of the Week honors for his performance against McNeese and Kolby Harvell-Peel was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after the Texas game. 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. It’s 2019 and the Cowboys have had as many Big 12 Defensive Players of the Week this season as they have Offensive Player of the Week awards.Malcolm Rodriguez was named the league’s DPOW after Oklahoma State’s 34-27 victory against Iowa State on Saturday. The game-winning pick-six was Rodriguez’s highlight play from Saturday, but he was solid throughout the game. The safety-turned linebacker had a game-high 11 tackles. He also had a pass breakup on a third down that forced Iowa State to punt.
World Cup Is Messi now the coach of Argentina? How chaos turned to calm inside Sampaoli’s dressing room Sam Lee In Saint Petersburg Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Getty Images World Cup Lionel Messi Sergio Agüero Argentina African All Stars Argentina find themselves in a far from enviable position, with their coach effectively powerless, but one which is a huge improvement upon last week Poor Jorge Sampaoli. It looks to all the world that Argentina are through to the World Cup knock-outs despite their forlorn coach, who is now taking orders from his own players.“This team is more Messi’s than mine,” said Sampaoli back in March. He was talking about Messi’s ability to get the best out of his team-mates, but now, three games into a chaotic campaign in Russia, we may as well think about Argentina’s No.10 as their player-coach.There is some dispute as to whether Messi actually made the decision to bring on Sergio Aguero during Tuesday’s match with Nigeria; did he tell Sampaoli it was happening, did Sampaoli ask Messi what to do, or did the coach merely make the decision himself and relay it to the captain, as has since been claimed in the Argentine press? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar It almost doesn’t matter. The public has made its mind up and in this post-truth age, the damage has been done for Sampaoli.His touchline outfit against Croatia did him no favours in that sense and in all honesty the video footage from Tuesday certainly looks incriminating – he appeared completely lost, and it’s easy to see why so many people believe he’s asking Messi for instructions.Even more so when his post-match comments are taken into account. “When Leo came and hugged me, I felt very proud and happy,” Sampaoli said, as he sat a matter of yards from Messi.“He knows I am very passionate, passionate every single day. I have had the possibility to travel with him, and share many moments with him before the World Cup.”He knows me, and he knows me well. He knows we have this common dream of coming to Russia, and doing something important for Argentina.”Having already said Argentina’s defeat against Croatia was everybody else’s problem, not Messi’s, it’s quickly got to the stage that Sampaoli is talking about his star man with more reverence than Real Madrid coaches are forced to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo.And Messi is now clearly giving the team-talks, too. His coaches at previous World Cups have said that he has always been more of a leader by example, with Javier Mascherano providing the more vocal duties, but on Tuesday night in Saint Petersburg it was Messi down in the tunnel, just before the second half started, barking out orders. Come full-time it was Messi leading the celebrations.Messi, as man of the match, sat at the same table as Sampaoli to conduct the post-match press conference and it looked like the Barcelona man was merely flanked by his assistant.And, again, even with that now effectively the case, it almost doesn’t matter.Victory over Nigeria seems to have unified the camp in a way that was unimaginable amid the chaos following the Croatia game. From Aguero’s clear display of disgust aimed at Sampaoli in the post-match mixed zone, to the rumoured punch-up between Mascherano and Cristian Pavon, to the fact that the players clearly had a say in the starting line-up for their final group game, Argentina’s campaign was threatening to end in shambles.It still might, given many of their on-pitch problems were still evident against Nigeria, but off the pitch things seem to have changed for the better in the past 48 hours.On the bus back from the stadium to the team hotel on Tuesday night, the players raucously sang the same songs that their fans have been singing all over Russia, with Lucas Biglia on drums and Aguero, his discontent seemingly behind him, involved just as much as anybody else.Mascherano, his unexplained black-eye having now disappeared, later posted a picture of his lakeside view at the team’s training base on Instagram, highlighting that he was in ‘peace’.And that does genuinely seem to be the mood inside the camp right now. It is a complete reversal from this time last week, when a group of players had called for Sampaoli to be despatched before they had even had time to sleep on the 3-0 humbling in Nizhny Novgorod.They effectively got their wish; Sampaoli is still there in body, but he has lost almost all of his power. The result is a happier group, with Messi and Mascherano, emboldened by Tuesday’s victory, now calling the shots.How far this will take them remains to be seen. They will play France next, a team who themselves have struggled to get going on the pitch, and if Messi picks the right team and then stars in it, a quarter-final appearance is not beyond Argentina.But Tuesday’s win may merely have provided them with a stay of execution, and you get the feeling that if it does go wrong for them this summer, it will be every bit as shambolic as the Croatia defeat and the hours immediately afterwards.At least this remarkable situation does at least give Argentina a chance to keep fighting – alongside each other – this summer, even if Sampaoli is as much of a spectator as the rest of us.
Hawaii pulled off the upset against Cal during the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon, 77-66. It was an impressive performance against a talented Golden Bears team. With their sights now set on the second round, the Rainbow Warriors had reason to celebrate when they got back to the locker room and did just that. Hawaii’s official Twitter account shared this awesome video after the game.This just happened! #HawaiiMBB #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/aAjmtLwZeJ— HAWAII BASKETBALL (@HawaiiMBB) March 18, 2016Hawaii will now face the winner of Maryland vs. SDSU.