Cowboys Offer Scholarship to Kelby Wickline, Son of former OSU Coach

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. Former Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline was regarded as one of the best coaches at the position during his tenure at OSU, so it should come as no surprise that his son, Kelby, has developed into a Div. I prospect at the position.According to a tweet that was shared by Kelby himself, OSU has extended a scholarship offer to Kelby this week. Kelby began his career at UTSA in 2015, and is now a 2017 prospect playing for Jones County Junior College.He has offers reported on the 247sports recruiting website from Missouri, Iowa State, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, UAB, Western Kentucky, and West Virginia.Wickline originally joined the WVU program earlier in May of this year, before heading to junior college. A 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect, Kelby is a highly sought after offensive lineman and with OSU’s connections, should be an interesting recruitment to follow.His father, Joe Wickline, who is now the offensive coordinator for West Virginia, coached the offensive line at Oklahoma State under Mike Gundy. So the timing for the offer, with the Mountaineers travelling to Stillwater this weekend, is pretty interesting as well.last_img read more

College Football Playoff Chairman Speaks on Oklahoma State-Central Michigan controversy

first_imgAmong the many controversial topics touched on during the ESPN telecast on Tuesday evening, college football playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt responded to a sore subject for OSU fans: The result of the Central Michigan game.“Oklahoma State’s record is 9-2, Hocutt said on Tuesday on the game. “However, the committee is aware of what transpired in the Central Michigan game. We’re aware.”That’s definitely good news for Oklahoma State. There has been a back-and-forth regarding the controversial ‘loss’ earlier in the season, and most recently, the committee showed a hard-line stance on the game that did not favor the surging Cowboys.“We’re viewing it as a loss,” Hocutt said on Nov. 8. “It’s not within our purview to determine wins and losses.”So while they clearly don’t view them as a 10-1 team at the moment, it seems that they’re at least taking that game into consideration. Which is a positive development.The Cowboys came in at No. 10 in the latest college football playoff rankings. But despite moving up just one spot from the last list released a week ago, Hocutt called the difference between the 6-10 teams “very close.”Oklahoma State has a bye this weekend, before going on the road to Norman to face the rival Sooners for the Big 12 title. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Falls in AP Top 25 After Bye Week

first_imgAfter sitting out this week with a bye, Oklahoma State dropped one spot in the AP top 25 poll that was released on Sunday afternoon to No. 11, and stayed at No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.Three-loss USC, who beat a 4-win Notre Dame team Saturday, jumped the Cowboys into the 10th spot.Here’s a look at where the top 25 stands in the AP poll.screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-22-55-pm screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-23-17-pmThe Cowboys rank No. 10 in the college football playoff committe rankings that will be updated once again on Tuesday. 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 agoWoodward steps up Man Utd director of football search after Mourinho dismissal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Woodward steps up Man Utd director of football search after Mourinho dismissalby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are determined to find a Director of Football.United recognise the method of having the manager controlling every aspect of the footballing structure is not sustainable.And they want to find someone who can act as a liaison between the boss and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The Evening Standard suggests that after parting with Jose Mourinho, United will search for a caretaker boss and a Director of Football.Candidates include the likes of Andrea Berta and Paul Mitchell. last_img

10 months agoFriend admits Morata WANTS to leave Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Friend admits Morata WANTS to leave Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlvaro Morata WANTS to leave Chelsea this month.Speaking on Cadena Cope, a member of the striker’s camp revealed the Spaniard has decided to leave Stamford Bridge in January.PSG, Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid are all being linked with Morata.However, Sevilla are regarded as favourites to land the centre-forward – with a loan arrangement already being discussed.Both Sevilla coach and sports chief Joaquin Caparros have confirmed their interest. last_img

Cardale Jones Addresses “Fans” Who Were Trashing Him On Twitter

first_imgCardale Jones pumping up the crowd before the game.Cardale JonesOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones hasn’t played up to his potential this season, and many Buckeyes fans have been vocal about their desire for head coach Urban Meyer to make a change at the position. Unfortunately, far too many are expressing their opinions the wrong way.Following Ohio State’s narrow victory over Indiana this past Saturday night, Jones celebrated the team’s win on Twitter. Some of the responses he got were beyond offensive. Tuesday, he addressed the “fans” who decided to trash him online. He clarified that they’re “haters”, not fans.@CJ12_ I’m sorry for all of the idiotic responses you get from so called “fans”— Chad Proud (@cproud13) October 6, 2015 RT: *haters— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 6, 2015 Rome wasn’t built in a day— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 6, 2015 Jones will get another chance to silence the haters Saturday against Maryland.last_img read more

City of Fort St John to hold Open House this Saturday to

first_img“We really wanted to make sure that the Zoning Bylaw is user-friendly. It has clear language that people can understand. We have illustrations in there to help explain that. We talk about definitions to ensure that they are clear and consistent.”The updates also include reviewing existing zoning requirements for items such as parking, suites, and landscaping.The Open House for updates to the Zoning Bylaw is this Saturday, August 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the North Peace Cultural Centre.For more information, you can visit FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding another Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre this Saturday, August 10, to review the updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renée Jamurat, says the Open House will give residents the opportunity to come and see what changes are being made to the Zoning Bylaw.According to Jamurat, the Zoning Bylaw is being updated, as under the Official Community Plan, to provide greater clarity for existing zoning requirements and to improve the user-friendliness of the bylaw, such as using simple language.last_img read more

Congress fields Renuka Chowdhary from Khammam

first_imgHyderabad: The Congress has named former Union Minister and senior leader Renuka Chowdhary as its candidate for Khammam Lok Sabha seat in Telangana. Her name figured in the seventh list of candidates announced by the Central Election Committee on Friday night. The party had already announced candidates for 16 seats in Telangana and only Khammam was pending. The decision came a day after Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) decided to field Nama Nagrswara Rao from Khammam, hours after he quit the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Chowdhary, who was elected from Khammam in 1999 and 2004, lost to Nageswara Rao of TDP in 2009. In 2014, Congress left the seat for Communist Party of India (CPI). P. Srinivas Reddy of YSR Congress was elected and later joined TRS.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

Moroccos El Zhar extends his contract with Spanish Club Levante

first_imgRabat – Moroccan striker Nabil El Zhar has extended his contract until 2016 with Levante, a team that plays in first division of the Spanish league (La Liga).“Nabil El Zhar has extended his contract with FC Levante for two years and a third year as an option,” said the Spanish club in a communiqué, according to MAP.El Zhar debuted with Levante in 2011. He has played 79 games in two years and scored six goals with the Spanish team, adds the same source A the age of 12 , Nabil El Zhar, 27, joined the training center of Nîmes Olympique with which he reached the final of the Coupe Gambardella in 2004.After spending two years in the Training Centre of AS Saint- Etienne, in 2006 he signed for Liverpool, he played his first game for the Reds on November 29, 2006 against Portsmouth.Moroccan fans still remember the pivotal role El Zhar played in the U-20 World Cup held in 2005 in the Netherlands, as he helped the Moroccan national team to qualify for the first time to the semi-finals of the U-20 World Cup.The Moroccan El Zhar is hopeful to be among the players who will form the Moroccan team that will participate in the upcoming African Cup of Nations, which will be held in early 2015 in Morocco.last_img read more

The Warriors Defense Might Send Them Back To The NBA Finals

Best team performances of the 2016 NBA playoffs 4San Antonio Spurs6-4+0.9+4.9+5.8 16Memphis Grizzlies0-4-12.9-5.2-18.1 3Oklahoma City Thunder9-4+6.1+1.6+7.7 TEAMRECORDOFFENSEDEFENSETOTAL 7Miami Heat7-7-2.2+2.7+0.5 13Houston Rockets1-4-12.5+0.7-11.8 2Golden State Warriors9-3+5.5+4.8+10.3 9Atlanta Hawks4-6-1.3-0.0-1.3 8Toronto Raptors8-7+0.9-0.7+0.2 1Cleveland Cavaliers9-0+18.4+2.7+21.1 14Dallas Mavericks1-4-5.6-10.0-15.7 10Los Angeles Clippers2-4-3.2+1.2-2.1 6Indiana Pacers3-4-2.3+4.1+1.8 12Detroit Pistons0-4+2.3-10.8-8.4 15Charlotte Hornets3-4-11.5-4.5-16.0 11Boston Celtics2-4-10.4+2.1-8.3 One thing that’s often lost amid the spectacle of the Golden State Warriors’ record-setting regular season is that this squad’s style is quite different from the one that went on a dominant championship run a year ago. The 2014-15 Warriors were astonishingly balanced; they had the NBA’s second-best offense and led the league in defensive efficiency. This season’s version, however, was first in offensive rating by a healthy margin but sixth-best on defense — good, but not great. The resulting team was ever-so-slightly better, but less symmetrical.In the playoffs, though, the Warriors’ defense has helped the team battle through Stephen Curry’s absence and reclaim the mantle of NBA title favorite. Here’s the offensive and defensive efficiency of this season’s playoff teams relative to average, accounting for the regular-season performance of a team’s opponents:1These numbers also factor in home-court advantage (roughly 2.8 points per 100 possessions) and the championship leverage of every game. 5Portland Trail Blazers5-6+3.9-1.7+2.2 Team efficiencies adjusted for strength of schedule using opponents‘ regular-season stats.Source: The Cavs have blown away their playoff peers so far, but Golden State deserves credit as well for posting the best defensive performance of any remaining team. Indeed, the Warriors’ ratings look a lot like the balanced attack that drove their championship last season — even though Curry has suited up for just six of the team’s 12 games.When the Warriors require outbursts of unadulterated offensive brilliance — like, say, 12 points in 82 seconds or 17 points in an overtime period — Curry has been happy to oblige. But Golden State has also held the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder offense to an efficiency rate 10 points per 100 possessions below their regular-season standard through two games of the Western Conference finals. Even on nights when the Warrior offense isn’t operating at peak productivity, such as Game 1 against OKC, the defense can keep the game competitive into its final minutes.With Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State’s D in this series has already forced the Thunder into two of their 19 worst games of the season according to quantified shot quality, a player tracking-based measure that accounts for the location and conditions under which every shot is taken. In games 1 and 2, Kevin Durant’s shot quality has been his sixth- and 21st-worst of the year, and Russell Westbrook has been limited to his 31st and 24th-worst games. If it’s seemed like Russ and KD have been swimming upstream for long stretches in the series so far, this is why. The duo’s effective field goal percentage in the series is just 43 percent, far below their combined regular-season mark of 53 percent.There’s still plenty of time for the Thunder to wrest control of the series back from Golden State. But to do it, Oklahoma City will have to go through the Warrior defense, a unit that’s back to being as sturdy as it was during the team’s title run last season.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Buckeye Brainteasers OSU takes on the Spartans

Is the OSU coaching staff going to open up the playbook and let freshman quarterback Braxton Miller throw the ball more?After last Saturday’s 37-17 win against Colorado, first-year head coach Luke Fickell said he didn’t expect Miller to scramble and run as much as he did.The offensive coordinator and offensive line coach made it clear that they too want to see Miller drop back in the pocket and throw the ball like he should. The shared title was later vacated by OSU as part of its self-imposed punishment for NCAA violations.But though they shared the Big Ten title last year, the Spartans and Buckeyes didn’t play each other. So, while Michigan State beat Wisconsin during conference play last year and while the teams’ records dictated that they had to share the conference title, there was doubt about whether the Spartans were truly the same caliber of team as the Buckeyes and Badgers.This year, the Spartans have beaten Youngstown State, an FCS team, as well as Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan. The one blemish on their record is a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame (2-2).Which players on Michigan State could hurt the Buckeyes?Unlike OSU, Michigan State came into 2011 knowing which players would impact the team on the offensive side of the ball, and those players have done the job.Senior quarterback Kirk Cousins is third in the Big Ten in passing yards per game with 236.8. Cousins has completed 81 of his 117 passing attempts this season and has also thrown five touchdowns against two interceptions.The matchup between Cousins and OSU’s passing defense, ranked fourth in the conference, will be a crucial one.The Spartans also boast a formidable one-two punch at running back. Sophomore running back Le’Veon Bell has rushed for 217 yards and six touchdowns. Junior running back Edwin Baker has carried for 216 yards and one touchdown.Lastly, there’s senior wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, who leads the Big Ten with 29 catches and is averaging 107 yards per game.OSU’s cornerbacks will have to stick to Cunningham throughout the game. Missed tackles have also been an issue for the Buckeyes’ defense, and if it can’t hold Bell and Baker down, MSU may leave Columbus with a win.Are there any possible “X” factors that could help push OSU to a win?Home-field advantage could impact the outcome of this game.The Ohio Stadium crowd, especially OSU students, has a chance to play a meaningful role in the game against Michigan State.Since the win against Colorado, Fickell has twice voiced his appreciation to the OSU students that were in attendance.At a Tuesday press conference, Fickell said he hopes that students who attend games at the ‘Shoe “get better each and every week.”Sounds like an open invitation to make some noise, and possibly disrupt Cousins and the Spartans’ offense in the presence.Saturday’s game will be the 40th meeting between Michigan State and OSU in football. The Buckeyes lead the all-time series 27-12. Will OSU get win No. 28 against the Spartans?OSU will improve to 4-1 with a win against Michigan State this weekend.Both teams are nearly two weeks removed from bad losses — OSU’s 24-6 loss to Miami (Fla.) and Michigan State’s 31-13 loss to Notre Dame. The Buckeyes also narrowly defeated Toledo on Sept. 10, 27-22.Weighing the highs and lows that both teams have experienced throughout the young season, you’d have to say OSU has had more close calls and setbacks than MSU. The Buckeyes have had more of their weaknesses exposed and more time to correct them.If the Buckeyes sprinkle a few more passing plays into their game plan, Miller could prove to be too unpredictable for the Spartans.It could be a tight one at the ‘Shoe on Saturday but look for the Buckeyes to take the game. As OSU offensive coordinator Jim Bollman said after the Colorado game, it is Miller’s ability to present the “threat of a balanced offense” that will keep opposing defenses off-balance. This weekend’s game against Michigan State might not be ideal for testing Miller’s arm.The Spartans lead the nation in total defense, as well as pass defense. Michigan State’s six interceptions also lead the Big Ten. Miller was 5 of 13 passing against the Buffaloes last weekend, and the Buckeyes will need to throw more than that, but given the Spartans’ ability to defend the pass, don’t expect too much more. This weekend’s game is another opportunity for OSU’s stable of able running backs, especially junior Jordan Hall and sophomore Carlos Hyde, to take the reigns on OSU’s offense.Who is Michigan State?OSU previously held a share of the 2010 Big Ten title with Michigan State, along with Wisconsin. Final score prediction: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 23 read more

Football Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins makes case for playing time

Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) waits for a snap in the fourth quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThough he remains unlikely to unseat J.T. Barrett as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, Dwayne Haskins took the first snaps of his career Saturday on the Buckeyes’ final drive of their 38-7 win against Army.The redshirt freshman did not disappoint. Haskins completed all four of his passes for 46 yards, zipping the ball to four separate receivers on each throw and driving the Buckeyes to Army’s 10-yard line. “I thought he performed well when he was in there,” coach Urban Meyer said after the game. “He was 4-for-4. I wanted to throw him more, but you just didn’t want to do something silly.”His big-armed, pocket passing style starkly contrasted with Barrett’s dual-threat approach. In Haskins’ only drive, he completed passes of 14 and 15 yards. In the rest of the game, Barrett completed six passes for at least 14 yards.Meyer praised Haskins’ quick release after the game and said Haskins might have had a chance to score on his only drive, but did not want to score another touchdown and run the score up.After Ohio State’s first loss of the season, a decisive 31-16 defeat to Oklahoma, Meyer said he hoped to find Haskins some reps in regular-season games with the goal being to prepare the quarterback to be “game-ready.” Meyer did not believe Haskins earned that designation last week and believes he still has to work to earn the tag.Redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. (7) warms up prior to the season opener against Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Meyer’s mind, a large experience gap exists between practice reps and game reps, and another lies in whether the game reps occur under pressure. At the end of the game against Army, Haskins did not have much to lose.“I’ve done that before where you put a guy in in the second quarter of a game,” Meyer said. “We’re not at that point yet. But you’d like to do that.”Whether Haskins earns earlier playing time to test his readiness or not, he is likely to remain backup quarterback. Instead of a battle to become the starter, he might re-enter a competition with redshirt sophomore Joe Burrow, who is about ready to return to action.Burrow broke a bone in his throwing hand near the end of fall camp. Before the past two games, he threw passes in pregame warmups, but he has yet to be listed on a depth chart due to the injury.“We’ve got to make some decisions who is the first one in there,” Meyer said. “Last year was very important to get Joe in the game and he did pretty well when he was in there as well. So, that is so important for backup quarterback spot.”In the spring and fall, Burrow and Haskins entrenched themselves in a battle to back up Barrett. In the spring game, Burrow went 14-for-22 for 262 yards with three touchdowns, while Haskins completed 26-of-37 passes and added three touchdowns.The primary backup last season, Burrow played in five games and completed 22-of-28 passes for 226 yards and threw two touchdown passes. A dual threat, similar to Barrett, Burrow rushed 12 times for 58 yards and a touchdown. read more

EXCLUSIVE Former Argentina player is not happy about Libertadores in Madrid

first_imgFor Ruben “Ratón” Ayala, CONMEBOL’s decision to take the Copa Libertadores Final to Spain was not the correct oneFormer Atletico Madrid and Argentina national team forward Ruben “Ratón” Ayala is not happy that the Copa Libertadores Final will take place in Spain.The second leg of this match was postponed twice on November 24 and 25 after some River Plate fans attacked Boca Juniors’ bus.And then CONMEBOL decided it will be played outside Argentina, in Real Madrid’s house: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.“I didn’t like it,” Ayala told a reporter.“The reality is, this is a match that had to be played in River’s stadium or in Estadio Nacional [Uruguay] or in Palmeira’s stadium [Brazil].”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“It is very complicated because playing in Madrid will be very difficult, at least this is what I think,” he explained.“I think Boca and River will play while frustrated. It was very bad that Madrid was chosen.”Former Atletico Madrid and Argentina national team forward Ruben “Ratón” Ayala is not happy that the Copa Libertadores Final will take place in Spain.What do you think about his reaction?— (@ronaldocomint) December 5, 2018last_img read more

Paul Merson opens up about Liverpool FCs FA Cup exit

first_imgArsenal legend Paul Merson believes that Liverpool FC’s FA Cup exit will give the team time to concentrate on the Premier League title race.Liverpool lost 2-1 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a match where manager Jurgen Klopp featured a youthful team while resting most of the first-team players in a move to concentrate on the Premier League title race.Speaking to The Debate on Sky Sports via The Sports review, Merson said:“I just think it’s another game out the way. They’ve got a two-week break after playing a couple more league games and recharge their batteries.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They’re in an unbelievable position to make history, they haven’t won the league in 29 years – don’t get carried away and start thinking about the double, concentrate on the league.“As long as it doesn’t affect the players’ thinking, two defeats on the trot, but they’ve just been beaten by Man City, one of the best teams in the world, and made nine changes tonight.“For me, it could be the best thing that happened to them.”last_img read more

Troopers Continue Holiday Enforcement Efforts Through New Years

first_imgStory as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp3VmJennifer-on-troopers-continue-holiday-increase.mp300:00RPd They have investigated 159 damage-only crashes, 18 crashes involving injuries and two fatal collisions. The statewide effort, which launched December 13, is part of a national campaign funded through the National Traffic Safety Administration. According to statistics released in a trooper dispatch; between December 13 and December 28, troopers issued 486 citations statewide, including 128 for speeding and 15 for seatbelt and occupant restraint violations, 26 arrests for driving under the influence, with four of those arrests being for felony DUIs. Troopers will continue the effort into the early morning hours of January 1, 2018.  If you plan on celebrating the New Year with any impairing substance, troopers remind you to have a plan to get home safe. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers Facebook Page Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have been out on the roadways for the statewide focused holiday enforcement effort.last_img read more

Fords 1 Litre EcoBoost Bags International Engine of the Year Title Ecosport

first_imgFord Motor Company’s 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine has been awarded the ‘2013 International Engine of the Year’ title.The EcoBoost petrol engine which powers the new EcoSport compact SUV and Fusion model has been credited with many other titles before. The company is expected to launch the same engine in India.”With a technology as mature as the internal combustion engine, it’s very rare to achieve a true breakthrough, but that is exactly what the team accomplished with this engine. You have to drive it to believe a small three-cylinder engine can deliver such performance and fuel economy,” said Vice President of Ford, Global Powertrain, Joe Bakaj.Meanwhile, the much-anticipated launch of EcoSport in India is expected to take place in the latter part of June. The SUV was initially expected to make a debut on 11 June. Ford India is yet to confirm the launch date of the vehicle.”The Ford Ecosport will be launched in the second half of this month, mostly in the last 10 days,” reported Business Standard.           The India-bound EcoSport version is expected to come in four trims – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional trims. The official brochure leaked earlier this week suggested that the 1.5-litre petrol MT variant of EcoSport will be available in three variants – Ambiente, Trend and Titanium, while the 1.5-litre AT will be offered only in the Titanium variant. The EcoSport SUV will be launched in seven colour variants and the interior will come in two colour options – charcoal black + warm neutral gray (offered on all variants except on Titanium (O)) and charcoal black + dark shadow gray (exclusive for the top end Titanium (O) model).According to reports, the pricing of the vehicle for the Indian market will be revealed in the second half of June, and the company will begin sales either on the same day of the launch or in July.last_img read more

Galveston Declares Itself A Welcoming City Due To Concern Over Some Of

first_imgListen Share Courtesy of the City of GalvestonGalveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough addresses residents at the 2016 State of the City meeting at Galveston College in June of 2016. He is an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.Galveston has declared itself a “Welcoming City” in response to the concerns of part of its population over the actions taken by President Donald Trump.At an event held on Monday afternoon, Mayor Jim Yarbrough declared Galveston Welcome Day and underscored the importance of immigrants in Galveston’s history, with the first European settlers coming to the island in the early 19th century.The mayor said one reason for the rally is people are afraid of the potential loss of their civil liberties and added: “We need comprehensive immigration reform, not just a political splash to make a quick splash to somebody’s political base.”City leaders and community activists say Galveston is a community that wants to remain free of “prejudice and bigotry,” as noted in a Proclamation redacted by the city.Courtesy of Mindy Lakin, Indivisible GalvestonThe event where Mayor Yarbrough read a proclamation declaring Galveston a “Welcoming City” took place at the local Islamic Center.Mindy Lakin, a member of Indivisible Galveston, one of the groups that participated in the event noted that declaring themselves a welcoming city is a first step.“We have a coalition of religious leaders that will be opening their churches, mosques and synagogues to members of the community and give them, you know, both emotional and spiritual support that they need,” Lakin said.Mark Jones, a professor of Political Science at Rice University, explains that “we’ve seen this as a wave across the United States where, after the election of President Trump, many states, as well as localities, are asserting their independence or at least their opposition to the President’s policies.”Jones thinks Galveston could risk losing public funding if the federal and state governments deem the city is interfering with the enforcement of immigration laws. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:08last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday July 13

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: 163 homicides and counting in 2015, Baltimore’s law enforcement leaders have announced a new strategy, allegedly connecting various agencies to combat the spike in murders. To some it sounds like a re-packaging of failed policing policies. We’ll discuss an analyze the new plan with law enforcement experts. Plus, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker  becomes the 15th official GOP candidate for president in 2016 and Donald Trump turns up what many believe is his xenophobic immigration rhetoric and seems to have ignited a faction of the Republican Party. We’ll talk about the GOP race for the White House with political commentators Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Recap Multivehicle accident on A500

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Live updates as we get them on the feed below.Key EventsAffected stretch of the westbound carriageway08:2611:02Road now clearedInrix, a traffic data company, is now reporting the road has cleared and traffic is flowing as normal.10:47Another photo from one of the accidentsPhoto from the scene of one of the accidents (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)10:35Firefighters with the puppy they rescued from one accidentMemphis was cut free and miraculously uninjured.10:27Three taken to hospital following various accidentsWest Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed three people have been taken to hospital following various accidents.10:13Another accident on A500A500 Northbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, Minibus and van involved between A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout) and Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off).Police closed road at 09:45. there was an earlier accident between the Audley turnoff and the M6 at J16 which has since cleared but a further accident has happened within the queues.10:02Still getting reports of delays in both directionsWe’re still getting reports of delays in both directions.09:44A500 now fully openA Highways England spokesman said:#A500 is now fully open following a multi vehicle incident. Scene clear.”09:41Queuing traffic southboundQueueing traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on A500 Southbound between M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off).09:30Traffic is also queueing southboundTraffic is queuing southbound even though the accident is on the northbound carriageway. It is unclear what is causing this at the moment.Traffic queueing southbound09:26Also queues southboundWe’re also getting reports of queues on the A500 southbound towards Talke09:21Air ambulance at sceneA reader has sent this photo of an air ambulance near the scene this morning.Air ambulance at scene (Image: Sentinel reader)09:19Attempting to contact ambulance service for commentWe’re attempting to contact the ambulance service for comment.09:16Traffic being released past the sceneTraffic being released past the scene09:13One lane has now reopenedA Highways England spokesman said: 1 lane is now open following a multi vehicle incident. Please take care past the scene. “09:03Reports Air Ambulance is at sceneWe’re getting reports the air ambulance is hovering at the scene.08:55Queues back past A34Traffic England is now reporting queues back past the A3408:51Multiple emergency vehicles at sceneOne eyewitness, who said they hadn’t move for more than an hour, reports two fire engines, three ambulances and a number of police and highways vehicles at the scene.08:49Highways England say they are working to reopen one laneA Highways England spokesman said:A500 is currently blocked due to a multi vehicle incident. We’re hoping to get a lane back soon.”08:46Latest from fire serviceStaffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said they had fire crews at the scene and were working to rescue a dog from one of the vehicles.A spokeswoman said: “Crews from Sandyford & Newcastle are at the scene of this incident with colleagues from Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service.“They’re working to release a small dog which is trapped in one of the vehicle.”08:44Firefighters working to rescue dog from one of the carsFirefighters are working to rescue a small dog from one of the cars.08:43Traffic backing up to TalkeWe’re now getting reports traffic is backing up to Talke08:38Long delaysAnother eye-witness has told us the road is completely blocked.08:37Emergency services at sceneAn eyewitness says fire engines and paramedics are at the scene.08:36One eye-witness reports road is fully blockedAn eye-witness says the road appears to be fully blocked and cars are sitting with their engines off.08:26KEY EVENTAffected stretch of the westbound carriageway08:25Traffic England confirm slow traffic in areaTraffic England are currently reporting very slow traffic in the area. Three people have been taken to hospital following two accidents on the A500 this morning – with a third taking in place in the congestion caused by one of the others. Emergency services were called to accidents on both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the road near junction 16. The first accident took place on the southbound carriageway between Barthomley and Junction 16 and involved a lorry and a van. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed they had taken one man to hospital. She said: “We were called at 7.50am to a two vehicle RTC. We treated the driver, a man in his 30s, of one of the vehicles and he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital. “We also assessed a woman in her 20s who had got some leg bruising. She did not require any hospital treatment.” Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said they had sent fire crews at the scene and rescued a puppy from one of the vehicles. A spokeswoman said: ” At 7.57am crews were called to report of three vehicle collision on northbound A500 ½ mile from Barthomley junction. “Crews from Sandyford and Newcastle attended and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free a small puppy called Memphis from the foot well of a van involved. Miraculously the puppy was uninjured. Crews left at 8.50am. Read MoreLive: Lanes closed due to accident on M6center_img Memphis the puppy was cut free by firefighters The second accident, involving two vehicles, took place shortly afterwards between Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off) and M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) on the northbound carriageway. That accident is understood to have taken place around half an hour after the first. The air ambulance was called and one driver was airlifted to hospital while the driver of another vehicle was taken to hospital as a precaution, the ambulance service spokesman confirmed. Read MoreFinal group of travellers set to be kicked off this site TODAY A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Crews from Burlsem and Hanley were called to a report of a collision further south on the A500 (1/2 mile from Audley) at 8.26am, this collision involved two vehicles but no one was trapped. One man was given oxygen therapy before he was taken to hospital. “Crews left this incident at 9.50am.” A third accident, reported by traffic data company Inrix to involve a minibus and a van, took place in the northbound queues. Highways England confirmed the road had been closed but was now open. A spokesman said: “A500 is now fully open following a multi vehicle incident. Scene clear. Have a safe onward journey.” last_img read more