Mike Gundy on if Rob Glass Ever Leaves: ‘I’ll Have to Find Something Else to Do’

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. Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State strength and conditioning guru Rob Glass sat down with Brett Ledbetter of What Drives Winning, a seminar/training course that’s hosted collaborative efforts from the likes of Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan to World Cup champion Abby Wambach.Mike Gundy has previously done two sit-downs with Ledbetter. OSU wrestling coach John Smith has done one, as well.Coach Gundy and Glass talked about the beginnings of their relationship (Glass was on staff at OSU when Gundy was a player) and Gundy talked about the importance of having someone you trust in that role.“If he decides to get out of it, I’ll have to find something else to do,” said Gundy.“Strength and conditioning is the most important aspect of developing college football players.” Gundy continued “Coach [Glass] gets them really eleven months out of the year, so the discipline, the structure, the toughness, the environment he creates and develops sets them up for us.”Glass, who makes just under $400,000 a year according to the Tulsa World’s database, talked about what the moniker #BodyByGlass entails.“We’re trying to, essentially, develop a swagger, a physical presence with our guys because that’s what it takes to be successful,” said Glass. “So we’re training that dominant, alpha-male type of mentality [that] is what we’re trying to create.”His track record of player transformation speaks for itself.Check out the full interview below.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Is Home of the Best Offenses In The Country

first_img1Oklahoma State81612 10Oregon263229 6Notre Dame134026.5 3Texas Tech25816.5 2Michigan71812.5 4Florida State173124 5North Carolina64425 RankTeamBasketball RankFootball RankAverage Rankcenter_img 7Louisville401527.5 Over the past decade Oklahoma State’s football team has become known for its premier offense. This year Oklahoma State’s basketball team has soared to become one of the most efficient offenses in Big 12 history.When you combine the two, you get Stillwater, OK — home of arguably the best offenses in college football and college basketball during the 2016-17 school year.I recently looked at all 128 D-1 football programs and where they ranked in points per possession. Then I combined them with there they rank in raw points per possession in hoops (OSU is actually No. 2 when in hoops when adjusted for opponent but No. 8 in raw PPP).Here is your top 10 as of right now. 8West Virginia114628.5 9Toledo49929 OSU averaged 2.89 points per possession in football and averages 1.16 per possession in basketball. Both top 20 in the country. Michigan is the only other team that can claim that.OSU’s combined total of 4.05 points per possession was not the highest, though. Western Kentucky averages a combined 4.57, but Western Kentucky ranks No. 193 in basketball PPP. OU also ranks ahead of OSU in total combined PPP with 4.48, but they are No. 2 in football and No. 254 in hoops.I thought the fairest way to normalize the fact that you are able to score more points per possession in football is to do it by national rankings. And Oklahoma State is No. 1.OSU has quite literally has had the most efficient (points per possession) offenses in the country in football and basketball this school year.I refuse to do the same ranking for defense (because I don’t want to know what I find), but this is a pretty sweet achievement for Underwood, Gundy and their assistants. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: Broadcasters Praise Oklahoma State Football Program

first_imgMichigan St99-56-064% TeamW-LWin % Florida113-44-072% Boise State132-26-084% TX Christian117-37-076% Wisconsin119-41-074% Texas104-50-068% Oregon119-38-076% Iowa93-61-060% Penn State107-47-070% BYU108-47-070% Missouri100-56-064% Florida St116-44-073% Clemson118-43-073% Whoo boy, I had to take a couple of laps around my neighborhood after watching this video summing up Mike Gundy’s last 12 seasons in Stillwater. ESPN’s Rece Davis and Fox Sports’ Tim Brando were asked for their thoughts about OSU football these days.“It’s a different deal,” said Davis. “The brand is now known. Oklahoma State is a brand name now. They’ve pushed their way into the upper echelon of college football. Now, I think they’re recognized as a perennial contender.”They are. Here is OSU’s record since Gundy took over in 2005. Exactly the same as … Texas. Notre Dame94-58-062% S Carolina93-61-060% W Virginia106-48-069% N Illinois99-60-062% LSU120-36-077% VA Tech113-48-070% Louisville99-53-065% Alabama135-28-083% App State29-19-060% Ohio State133-24-085% USC117-40-075% “The culture now is success,” said Gundy. “That’s what’s happened around here in the last five or six years. We’ve won so many football games. We’ve done so well in the classroom. They players just have success that’s instilled in them. We’re very proud of that. They look forward to competition. People from coast to coast respect Oklahoma State football.”Awesome. And the video is even better. Stanford99-55-064% Nebraska103-55-065% Cincinnati98-55-064% Navy102-54-065% Oklahoma123-36-077% Oklahoma St104-50-068% Georgia112-46-071% Houston103-54-066% Utah103-50-067% Michigan92-60-061% Auburn102-53-066% While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino proud to reach another Cup semifinal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino proud to reach another Cup semifinalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is proud to have led the club into another Cup semifinal.Spurs will meet Chelsea in the final four of the Carabao Cup after victory over Arsenal last night.Pochettino said, “It’s an important thing to be in the semi-final. It’s our fifth season and (we’ve been in) four semi-finals. “Remember, we played the final against Chelsea (League Cup, 2015), another semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup (2017) and Manchester United in the FA Cup (2018). We are close. “The effort is massive and the most important thing is to be there, competing and trying and one day maybe we will get the reward we deserve.” last_img read more

Ontariobased cannabis firm Aphria Inc targeted in hostile takeover bid

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. — An Ohio-based company is making a hostile bid to acquire one of the biggest players in Canada’s legal cannabis market.Columbus-based Green Growth Brands Ltd. has announced a takeover bid for Aphria Inc. that values the Leamington, Ont.-based firm at $2.8 billion.Green Growth says in a statement that the offer values Aphria shares at $11 each, providing shareholders with a 45.5 per cent premium over the company’s closing price on Monday, Dec. 24.Aphria shares closed Thursday at $7.57 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but shot up in after-hours trading amid reports of the takeover bid.An Aphria representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Green Growth CEO Peter Horvath says in a statement that the acquisition “will create value for both Aphria and Green Growth shareholders.“We are confident that the significant premium we are offering and the opportunity to participate in the growth of a stronger, combined company are so compelling that we are taking our offer directly to Aphria’s shareholders,” Horvath said.“Together, we can unleash synergies between our teams, assets and geographies, forming a combined enterprise that will accelerate our collective growth strategies in Canada, the U.S. and overseas.”Earlier this month, a Toronto law firm said it filed a proposed class action against Aphria and its chief executive and financial officers after the company was targeted by short-sellers.Koskie Minsky LLP alleges Aphria made false and misleading statements related to its acquisition of LATAM Holdings Inc., a claim that has not been tested in court.The proposed class action came after short-sellers Quintessential Capital Management and Hindenburg Research alleged in early December that Aphria’s acquisition of the LATAM Holding assets in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica were “largely worthless.”Aphria said on Dec. 6 that it had set up a special committee of independent directors to review the acquisition. Companies in this story: (TSX:APHA, CSE:GGB)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Alberta business forum applauds linking carbon tax implementation and pipelines

first_imgThe Newfoundland-born orator quoted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who said this week in Calgary the discounts amount to a “crisis,” adding he holds the government accountable for that crisis.On the sidelines, executive fellow Ted Morton with the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, said Murphy’s speech resonates with many in the oilpatch who feel betrayed by the government in Ottawa despite Alberta’s financial contributions to the country.Trudeau said on Thursday the federal government is addressing Alberta concerns by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer and by continuing to try to get the expansion built after the Federal Court of Appeal struck down its National Energy Board approval in August.“Until there are pipelines leaving Alberta, plural, and there is oil flowing through them that will go to international markets, and US$40 price differentials are no longer the thing, until that time, it should be illegal for two lips to close on the phrase, carbon tax,” said Murphy. LAKE LOUISE, A.B. – Social commentator Rex Murphy says it should be illegal for Canadian governments to collect carbon taxes until there are new export pipelines delivering Alberta crude oil to world markets.A sold-out audience at the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum leaped to their feet in a standing ovation as the former CBC commentator ended a fiery speech criticizing environmentalists and federal politicians alike for stalling pipelines.A lack of pipeline capacity is blamed for a glut of oil in Western Canada that has resulted in Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude trading at as much as US$52 per barrel less than New York-traded West Texas Intermediate.last_img read more

Cong decides not to field candidates in 5 seats

first_imgKolkata: The Congress has decided not to field candidates in five seats — Bishunupur, Diamond Harbour, Asansol, Bolpur and Tamluk— as a “goodwill gesture.”The Left Front did not field candidates in four seats from where Congress nominees had been elected in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Holding the Left Front responsible for the failure to ink an electoral alliance, veteran Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya said: “We wanted a complete alliance. Discussions were on with the Left Front. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We want to defeat the Trinamool Congress and the BJP and for this total alliance was necessary. “Why did the Left field candidate in the seats where Congress candidates had got more votes. We believe in political courtesy.” Left Front chairman Biman Bose had said on Tuesday that the party would field candidates in four seats from where Congress candidates had won in 2014 polls if the party did not respond. Political experts said in view of the alliance there would be triangular fight in the nine seats, four seats from where Congress candidates had won in 2014 polls and five seats where Congress did not field any candidate. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHowever, in Raigunj and Murshidabad the Congress will fight against CPI(M) candidates Mohammad Selim and Bodrudojja Khan. Selim had won by 1,634 votes only. He got 3.17 lakh votes while Deepa Das Munshi got 3.15 lakh votes in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The first ever electoral alliance between the Congress and the CPI(M) which was formed in 2016 before the Assembly election did not go well. The Left Front had managed to get only 32 seats of which CPI(M) got 26 seats while RSP, Forward Bloc and CPI got three, two and one seat, respectively. Political experts said the alliance between the Congress and the CPI(M) was not likely to work in 2014 as for hardcore Congress supporters voting for CPI(M) was “impossible” and the same logic applies to hardcore CPI(M) supporters also. It is a political compulsion of both the parties to stay together as the organisation of both the Congress and the CPI(M) has become very weak over the years. Even CPI(M) leaders admitted that it would not be possible for the party to man all the polling stations. There are 77,000 odd polling stations in Bengal. The political experts felt that alliance or no alliance Trinamool Congress would be benefitted in the ensuing election.last_img read more

Ronaldo injured as Portugal draw qualifier against Serbia

first_imgLisbon: Captain Cristiano Ronaldo left the field with a thigh injury as Portugal drew 1-1 against Serbia in an Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday. Ronaldo was replaced after 30 minutes in Lisbon as Fernando Santos’ reigning European champions drew for a second time in their opening two games of the campaign after they were held by Ukraine on Friday. There was no word whether the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would be fit for to play for his club Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Ajax on April 10. William Carvalho wasted the best of the early chances at Benfica’s two-thirds empty Estadio da Luz. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSerbia failed to clear the ball in the box before it fell to the unmarked Real Betis midfielder who’s side-footed shot glanced past the post after five minutes. Ajax playmaker Tadic opened the scoring from the penalty spot two minutes later. Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio collided with an advancing Mijat Gacinovic in the box and Tadic tucked the spot kick away with ease to take a shock lead over the Euro 2016 winners. Ronaldo was denied an equaliser two minutes later as his effort was very well saved Marko Dmitrovic. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe 156-time international left the field on the half hour mark after he pulled up chasing a ball on the left wing. He received quick treatment from members of the medical team before returning to action but was replaced by Pizzi minutes later as Pepe took over the skipper’s armband. The visitors were level with three minutes of the first half to play. Porto’s Danilo Pereira hammered his shot from outside the box into the top corner past a helpless Dmitrovic. Carvalho should have put his side into the lead 25 minutes into the second half.last_img read more

Mamata likely to attend United India rally at Vizag on Sunday

first_imgKolkata: With the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a United India rally at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has invited Banerjee to address the rally. National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to address the gathering as well. Banerjee is likely to address a political rally at Dhubri in Assam in support of the Trinamool Congress candidate on April 5. She is likely to publish the party’s election manifesto on Wednesday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt has been learnt that the manifesto will be divided into two halves. The first part contains the development work carried out in Bengal in the past eight years, while the second part contains the failures of the Narendra Modi government in the past five years. It was Mamata Banerjee who had initiated the move to set up the United India front to oust Narendra Modi. On January 19, the historic United India rally was held in Kolkata, where leaders of 21 political parties took part. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe rally was addressed by political veterans like Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and Mallikarjun Kharge. There were youngsters like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Hardik Patel in the rally as well. M K Stalin had also addressed the rally. Banerjee was the first political leader to criticise the banning of high value notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016. Within half-an-hour of the demonetisation being announced, she had said that it would stall the development of the country and affect the common man badly. Over the years, economists of both national and international acclaim had pointed out the disaster which had hit the Indian economy due to the decision of the Narendra Modi government. One after the other, Banerjee has highlighted the shortcomings of the BJP government. Over 12,000 farmers have committed suicide, hasty implementation of GST has affected the industrialists and traders badly and Modi’s statement that Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank accounts of every Indian, has not come true. Banerjee has spoken about the importance of the regional parties and emphasised that in order to save the Indian Constitution, the regional parties should be strengthened. Political experts said that Banerjee’s presence at the rally would increase the strength of the United Front. In the 2014 election, BJP had bagged three seats in Andhra Pradesh but experts feel that the party has a slim chance of retaining them in 2019.last_img read more

The 2016 Cubs Won Just Like The 1997 Marlins Did

As the Chicago Cubs celebrated winning the World Series last month, much of the attention centered on the contributions of young, homegrown players such as National League MVP Kris Bryant and third-place Cy Young finisher Kyle Hendricks. But under the guidance of general manager Theo Epstein, the Cubs also loaded up on external talent — and salaries — in preparation for their title run. Even after adjusting for MLB-wide increases in the cost of a win,1For the purposes of this story, all references to payroll increases will be adjusted by measuring changes relative to differences in how much marginal salary bought a win above replacement (averaging together the two methods of WAR found at FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference) between the seasons in question. Chicago boosted their payroll by 169 percent between 2014 and 2016 — a record two-season increase among World Series winners.2At least since 1985, the first season for which Baseball-Reference.com has team payroll data.It’s a fitting coincidence that the previous mark was set by a team whose roster was basically completed about 20 years earlier. On Dec. 12, 1996, the Florida Marlins signed free-agent outfielder Moises Alou to a five-year, $25 million contract, the final major piece of a team built largely through a wild, two-year spending spree. When they celebrated their own championship 10 months later, Florida would face accusations of having “bought a World Series,” but they also set a model that many teams would follow over the ensuing years, sometimes to great success — as with the Cubs — and often to great failure. Either way, the era of the store-bought championship bid was at hand.As the hot stove burned in late 1996, the Marlins had only been around as a franchise for four seasons, and they’d never finished a season with a record above .500. But they were also trending upward: Florida had improved its winning percentage in each season the team existed, including an 80-82 record in 1996, which saw them post a 31-24 record (a 91-win pace) in August and September.Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga, already a ’90s business icon for his ownership stake in video-rental titan Blockbuster Entertainment, was also sinking more money in his teal-clad expansion club. Before the 1996 season, Florida GM Dave Dombrowski had upped the team’s payroll by 38 percent,3A raw increase of $6.6M, even as the MLB-wide rate of marginal salary per WAR slightly decreased. from 25th in baseball to 16th, reeling in such big-name free agents as Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Devon White. The next winter, Dombrowski poured even more cash into Florida’s roster — increasing payroll by another 33 percent — when he signed more free-agent deals with Alou, Alex Fernandez, Bobby Bonilla and Jim Eisenreich.Unsurprisingly, all that aggressive free-agent spending gave new Marlins manager Jim Leyland significantly more talent to work with. If we use Tom Tango’s WARcel projections as a simple way to judge how many wins Florida could have expected to get out of its new acquisitions (as well as the cost of losing the players it jettisoned in the process), the Marlins picked up more than 15 net WAR in talent for 1997 alone through Dombrowski’s wheeling and dealing over the previous two offseasons, another modern-era4Again, going back to the advent of complete team-payroll data in 1985. record for an eventual World Series winner. But having an existing talent base is still preferable to buying one. According to my regression, each extra WAR a team starts with before a two-year stretch of acquiring players is worth about a 60 percent bigger boost to its World Series odds than a WAR of talent snagged from outside the organization over the following two years.9In a way, this makes sense: Existing talent is generally younger, with more potential production (and more cost-controlled years) ahead of them with the club than players poached from other organizations.Plus, the effect of supercharging a roster has lost some of its potency since Florida spent its way to glory. If we split up our data into two sets — one that covers the 1987 through 1997 seasons, and the other for every year since — a one-standard deviation increase in payroll and talent meant a 40 percent bigger bump in World Series odds back then than it would now.Anecdotal evidence bears this idea out, as well. Before the 2016 Cubs made good use of their massive talent influx, the 2004 Boston Red Sox were the last team to win a championship with anything close to the same expensive quick-build strategy as the 1997 Marlins employed. And they were the exception to the rule that most free-spending title bids fall short. For instance, extreme shopping sprees by the Yankees in the early to mid-2000s and, more recently, by the Los Angeles Dodgers yielded a grand total of zero titles, despite the huge financial advantages. (Yes, the Yankees won it all in 2009, but that year they spent about 21 percent less — relative to the MLB average — than they had at their peak in 2005.)Despite fears of a “bought” championship dating back to the advent of free agency (if not earlier), baseball is a tough sport to rig with pure cash. Not only is the postseason incredibly random, but it’s difficult to even predict whether a team will be good enough to get there in the first place. The very best team in baseball only has something like a 15 percent chance of winning it all going into a given season, and although there’s no such thing as having too much talent on a roster, putting that philosophy into practice gets mighty expensive mighty fast. That’s why World Series winners such as the 1997 Marlins — and, now, the 2016 Cubs — are destined to remain historical anomalies, ranking among the very few teams in history who ever saw a complex multiyear building scheme end in anything other than frustration. At the time, no modern team had ever won a championship following such a talent binge. When the defending-champion New York Yankees spent the off-seasons of 1994 and 1995 loading up on players, that meant adding 9 net WAR of talent and 56 percent more payroll5A raw increase of $8.2M over seasons where the cost of WAR was decreasing.. In terms of totally overhauling their roster from the outside, mainly through the power of free-agent shopping, the Marlins were on another level entirely.And it worked out well. Together, Brown, Fernandez, Alou, Bonilla, White, Leiter and Eisenreich combined for about 19 of the Marlins’ 37 total WAR, a big reason — along with 1993 trade pickup Gary Sheffield — why 77 percent of Florida’s wins that season were generated by players who debuted with other franchises. (No World Series winner had gotten less from its homegrown players in the previous 74 years.) In combination with a few homegrown talents such as Livan Hernandez,6Hernandez grew up playing in Cuba, but he defected in 1995 and signed an amateur free-agent deal with the Marlins. Charles Johnson and Edgar Renteria, Florida’s mercenary contingent powered the Marlins to 92 wins and the NL Wild Card, then navigated the team through a difficult string of postseason opponents en route to a seven-game World Series triumph over the Cleveland Indians — the first-ever Series win for a wild-card team.Of course, just as swiftly as it had been built, Florida’s talent machine was disassembled part by part. By spring training of 1999 — just 16 months after Renteria lined a walk-off single up the middle to seal Game 7 — 22 of the 1997 Marlins’ top 26 players by WAR had been purged from the team’s roster, scattered across the majors in baseball’s most infamous “fire sale.”Critics railed against the cynicism of instantly gutting a championship roster, a blight that still taints that Florida team’s legacy. But the Marlins were undeniably trendsetters: In the decade leading up to 1997, only 13 teams had been built in a similar manner, increasing payroll by at least 25 percent and adding at least 5 net WAR of talent over a two-year span. In the two decades since, 36 teams have tried the same tactic — nearly 40 percent more attempts per season.7And, again, this is inflation-adjusted — it measures payroll increases over and beyond changes to the MLB-wide price of a win. With MLB teams’ revenues exploding in the post-strike era, more and more teams began mounting Marlins-style tactical spending strikes.As for whether that strategy has been a reliable path to victory, well, it’s complicated. Based on a logit regression using MLB data since 1987,8With the dependent variable being whether a team won the World Series or not — yep, this is an all-or-nothing analysis, in the spirit of the 1997 Marlins’ build-and-tear-down model — and the independent ones being the amount of WAR a team started out with before its two-year spending spree, and the amount of WAR talent added and percentage change in payroll over the subsequent two years. increasing payroll and/or talent can certainly increase a team’s probability of winning the World Series: If an average team were to add as much to its roster as the 1997 Marlins did, its championship probability would increase sevenfold. read more

Gerrard praises club chairman

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has heaped praises on the club’s chairman Dave King for his total support and financial backing.The former Liverpool youth team coach has thanked the Rangers board for their support as he prepares to meet Dave King for more transfer discussions.Rangers have already signed 11 players this summer but Gerrard believes there could still be two more arrivals before the close of the summer transfer window on August 31.The sale of Josh Windass and Declan John could provide the team with more cash flexibility in the transfer market but Gerrard insists he’s happy with the backing he has received from the board since becoming manager of the club on June.King was in attendance during Rangers 3-1 win over Maribor in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League qualifier, speaking to Gerrard before leaving for South Africa.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“We has a quick chat about the game last night, we have had two brief discussions so far,” Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail.“I’ll be speaking to him in the coming days about where we’re up to. He has been fantastic to me, he and the board and I’m really grateful for all the support they have shown me.”“It’s not going to be an easy ride, at the moment things are going well but we’ve to be ready for the bumpy road ahead.”Gerrard is keen to bring in at least one central defender before the close of the transfer window.last_img read more

Defense Bill Requests Report on New Installations Organization at DOD

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR With DOD’s newly formed installations and operational energy organization nearing its one-year old birthday, the Armed Services committees want a progress report on the merger.Last year’s defense authorization bill directed the department to create the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment by merging the office of the ASD for operational energy plans and programs with the office of the deputy undersecretary of defense (DUSD) for installations and environment.The conference report for the fiscal 2016 authorization bill, unveiled late last month, requests the report include:a description of how the office is implementing its responsibilities;a description of efficiencies achieved as a result of the merger; andthe number of DOD personnel whose responsibilities are focused on energy matters.John Conger, who had been acting DUSD for installations and environment, leads the new organization.The office of the ASD for energy, installations and environment is supposed to “equally prioritize” the functions of its two predecessor organizations. According to the FY 2015 legislation, the ASD for energy, installations and environment would be the principal adviser to:the defense secretary and the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics regarding energy, installations and environment; andthe defense secretary and deputy secretary for operational energy plans and programs.The text of the conference report and the joint explanatory statement for the FY 2016 authorization bill, along with a House Armed Services Committee summary, are available on the House Rules Committee website.————–Image Sourcelast_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests Issue 3 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between October 18, 2018 and October 24, 2018:Thursday, October 18Samuel Navarro-Torres (45, Methuen) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked License. (12:12am)Friday, October 19A 17-year male juvenile was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. (1:16am)Saturday, October 20Edin Isael Mejiahernadez (31, Lowell) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Lights Violation. (6:34pm)Sunday, October 21Patrick James Carroll (35, Wilmington) was arrested for B&E Building Daytime For Felony; Use Of Motor Vehicle Without Authority; Assault & Battery (2 counts); & Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License For OUI. (12:58pm)Monday, October 22Hillery D. Oliveira (42, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with Suspended/Revoked License. (5:49pm)Tuesday, October 23Zachary Norton (24, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Marked Lanes Violation. (4:39am)Jesse Jay Leverone (25, Chelmsford) was arrested for Larceny Under $1200 (x2); Malicious Destruction Of Property Under $1200 (x2); and Assault & Battery.  (9:43am)Wednesday, October 24None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

UK to provide £30m for Rohingyas

first_imgDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Thursday said the United Kingdom will provide 30 million pound for Rohingya refugees who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar, reports UNB.The minister said this after attending a meeting at the secretariat with a nine-member UK delegation.Mark Fields, state minister of UK foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) and Alistair Burt, state minister of the department for international aid and London acting high commissioner to Dhaka David Ashley were among the delegation members.”The UK delegation assured us that they will put pressure on Myanmar to send back the Rohingyas to their homeland,” he said.The government is preparing a land at Bhasan Char near Noakhali to accommodate the Rohingyas if their long term stay is required, he said.Members of Bangladesh Navy are working to prepare the 12000 acres land but it may take 4 to 5 years to complete the work, he added.last_img read more

USAs NDI discusses election monitoring issue with EC

first_imgA delegation of US-based National Democratic Institute holds a meeting with the election commission on Tuesday. Photo: PIDA delegation of US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Tuesday held a meeting with the election commission (EC) to know about the matters related to local and foreign observers of the 11th national election scheduled to be held on 30 December.At the 30-minute meeting, the seven-member NDI team also wanted to know about the EC’s move to use electronic voting machines (EVMs), said EC officials, reports news agency UNB.Maeve Whelan-Wuest, NDI programme officer for Asia, led the delegation at the meeting with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda and his colleagues at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital.Other delegates include NDI’s director for gender, women and democracy Sandra Pepera, senior elections advisor Neil Nevitte and senior associate to director of political party programmes Ivan Doherty.Election commissioners Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam and retired brigadier general Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury were present at the meeting.The NDI is a non-partisan and non-profit organisation that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions.last_img read more

Apple Announces Education Event in Chicago

first_imgHowever, more recently, Google has been increasingly successful with its Chromebooks, which are generally cheaper and easier to maintain by school staff. Apple’s struggles in the education market were on full display when the Los Angeles school district backed out of a plan to buy iPads for all of its students in 2015, ultimately reaching settlements with both Apple and education software provider Pearson to refund some of its expenses. Apple has invited media to an education-focused event in Chicago, which will be held on March 27th at a local high school. The invite, which was sent out Friday morning, featured the slogan “let’s take a field trip.”In typical Apple fashion, the company didn’t reveal anything about the news it intends to announce at the event, instead simply stating that it was about “creative new ideas for teachers and students.”There have recently been rumors that Apple could release a cheaper Macbook, as well as possibly a new entry-level iPad to complement its more expensive iPad Pro line. Especially the latter could make an interesting product for schools, and possibly help the company catch up with competitors.Some years ago, Apple was very successful at bringing its iMac to schools across the country, which helped the company to effectively build a pipeline: Students who grew up with Macs at school were more likely to buy them later in life as well. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Social network Facebook is working with TV rights

first_imgSocial network Facebook is working with TV rights holders including NBC in the US and the BBC in the UK to bring coverage of the upcoming London Olympics to the social network.The company inked a deal with US rights holder NBC yesterday and will carry exclusive Olympics content online. The BBC, meanwhile, plans to stream some Olympics coverage on Facebook.last_img

Altice Portugal is to create what it claims to be

first_imgAltice Portugal is to create what it claims to be the biggest eSports event yet held in the country, to take place at the Altice Arena next year.The Moche XL eSports event builds on the Moche Legend brand supported by Altice. The brand encompasses two national eSports leagues: Moche LPLOL, focusing on League of Legends, and Moche LPGO, focusing on CS:GO.The event will take place at the arena on June 9 and 10 next year. In addition to League of Legends and CS:GO, Moche XL eSports will feature a stage in the tournament built around leading mobile game Clash Royale and a stage of FIFA ’18.Moche XL eSports will be produced by E2tech, which is responsible for the existing Lisbon Games Week event and XLparty, with public broadcaster RTP and SAPO contributing as media partners.In addition to the competition stages, the event will feature a venue for XLparty’s LAN Parties, a stage dedicated to the game community featuring startups from younger creators, an eSports conference, team events, game launches, new technologies and a retro-gaming area.last_img read more