Transfers Giuseppe Marotta: Juve star Dybala not for sale Ante Jukic Last updated 1 year ago 13:59 1/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Cagliari v Juventus Juventus Serie A Paulo Dybala The Italian side’s chief was asked what he thought his star was worth following Philippe Coutinho’s blockbuster move to Barcelona Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said the Italian champions have no plans to part with star Paulo Dybala, despite continued transfer speculation.Manchester United have been linked with a move for Dybala, who dropped out of Juve’s starting XI last month, sparking doubts over the Argentina international’s future in Turin.After Philippe Coutinho’s blockbuster sale to La Liga giants Barcelona, Marotta was asked what he thought Dybala was worth before Juve’s 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The January transfer window is about repairing your squad and fortunately we are covered in all departments,” he told Mediaset Premium .“We haven’t put a price-tag on Paulo, so it’s difficult to make an assessment. We have no intention of putting him on the market.”Dybala was forced off with a hamstring injury in the 50th minute as Juve won in Sardinia, having only just worked his way back into the starting XI.Manager Massimiliano Allegri says he doesn’t yet know how bad the injury is , but has also stepped out in recent day to send a warning of sorts to club’s who are looking at the Argentine. “ He cannot play centre-forward for a big club , where the distance to goal is much shorter,” the Juve boss told reporters. “Just look at his best goals for Juve, they’re often when he’s running from deeper positions.”The Serie A side now have two weeks off before getting back into action on Jan. 22 with a match against Genoa in league play, giving Dybala and extended period to heal ahead of their next match.
This is spectacular.Update: This was actually some members of the OSU pep band who traveled down to Lubbock to play. Still cool of the Raiders to literally stand with us. Tremendous, Raiders. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/z9qvYxDqre— brooke haney (@theBrookeHaney) October 31, 2015 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.AdChoices广告
2014593155.30 20135428.41 Sanders comes in as the leading back in rush average at almost 6 yards per carry. He didn’t get very much playing time at Stanford, yet still finished both his sophomore and junior season with over 300 yards. Compare this to OSU’s Rennie Childs, who had 72 and 78 rushing attempts in 2015 and 2014, respectively, but didn’t reach 300 yards in either of those seasons. Carson surpassed Sanders’ run total in 2015 with over 500, but averaged only 3.9 YPC. Barry will have to fight for touches in a backfield that will reportedly feature a total of five running backs — Carson, Childs, Barry J., Jeff Carr freshman Justice Hill. Carson, Childs and Barry will probably get the bulk of the carries, although there are reports that Hill will play a bigger role than initially expected.Passing GameWhether Barry J. will contribute in the passing game is unknown. Sanders only accrued 12 receptions and 89 yards in his three years with the Cardinal. Compare this to Carson, who had 17 receptions for 170 yards in 2015. Sanders will have receptions by the end of the season, but most of them will probably be off of simple swing or check down passes. Sophomore Jeff Carr was used in a similar role last season, so the Cowboy coaching staff could create packages for either Carr or Sanders.Return GameOne area in which Sanders could make a difference is the return game. Sanders hardly got any time at Stanford, only returning nine punts and two kick returns in his entire collegiate career. For the Cowboys, the kick return specialists varied, including Jeff Carr and occasionally Brandon Shepherd or James Washington. Jalen McCleskey returned punts most of the time, and while he did well, he had the occasional problem of muffing the punt. Sanders was just announced as the kick returner and second-team punt returner on the week 1 depth chart. Sanders has the ability to make a difference in every week, even if it’s predominately on special teams.In conclusion, remember that it would be unfair to compare Barry J. to the production of his father considering that Barry Sanders was one of the best, if not the best, college running backs of all time. Still, there’s undoubtedly going to be the crowd who expects Barry J. to light it up the moment he steps on the field. Whatever happens, it is important that we all appreciate Barry J. for his own talents and contributions in whichever role he finds himself. Career1156725.85 YRATTYDSAVGTD 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. Barry J. Sanders comes to Oklahoma State as both a talented and vetted running back, and many expect him to do big things in orange in black. Sanders, who comes to OSU as a graduate transfer, has one year to make a difference for the Pokes. Whether he will start at running back is unknown, although unlikely. He will, though, probably be used as a rotation back and a specialist. Sanders has the experience and ability to contribute in a number of ways for the Cowboys. Here’s an analysis of what he could do in the run game, the passing game and as a return specialist.Run GameSanders’ career statistics stand out a bit when in comparison to those of the Cowboys’ backs. Keep in mind that Sanders played for a team that is consistently one of the country’s greatest running football teams, while OSU, well, is not. 2015513156.24
Ima still ride wit who I came with #SavgeSzn ???— Ashton Lampkin (@OSU_DB6) September 11, 2016Good to see some of the players are keeping their head on their shoulders. As freshman kicker Max Allan noted on twitter, tomorrow’s a new day. And Oklahoma State has their entire season ahead of them despite a gut-wrenching loss against Central Michigan. God thank you for opportunity to play this game I love so much. Win or lose its a blessing to be able to walk out on that field! #ForGlory— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) September 10, 2016 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. Two of the veteran leaders of the defense, Jordan Sterns and Ashton Lampkin, have been through a lot during their time at Oklahoma State. But probably none quite as insane as Saturday’s hail mary touchdown that downed the Cowboys at home.Fortunately for both, they had a good perspective on the game and let everyone know their thoughts on their twitter pages:
We already looked at the immense Texas Tech offense, but now we need to take a look at that beleaguered Red Raider defense as well. *Whispers* it actually made some plays against TCU and Texas. Let’s take a look.DefenseWhile this side of the ball hasn’t been very pretty this year (last in the conference in total, passing, rushing and scoring defense), there’s room for optimism as young players are maturing.Coach Gundy always talks about how players develop in a season and get a grid for what to expect in conference play, you’re starting to see some players emerge in this unit.Former University of Houston defensive coordinator David Gibbs is in year two of his rebuild of the unit, and the 4-2-5 has done a good job of getting some key stops lately. As Oklahoma State fans know, playing an up-tempo style of football can sometimes put defenses in difficult positions so let’s investigate some personnel.Defensive LineOn the interior are a pair of four star high school All-Americans in big Michigan transfer Ondre Pipkins at nose tackle and touted sophomore Breiden Fehoko at tackle that form a strong point for the line. Kolton Hill, a Notre Dame transfer, is the lone threat at the end position, admittedly a serious weak point in the defense.The other rush end is senior Kris Williams who leads the team with five sacks. Gary Moore is second on the team with four tackles for loss but Coach Kingsbury wouldn’t confirm this week if Moore was still a part of the time as he’s sat out the past few weeks with apparent discipline issues.LinebackersLed by true freshman linebacker Jordyn Brooks, this is likely the strongest part of the defensive side of the ball. Brooks is solid in run support and senior Malik Jenkins is a bit lighter and does a good job of covering from sideline-to-sideline from the strong side spot.The position takes a hit each week that the physical D’Vonta Hinton is out with an ankle injury, something Kingsbury mentioned could be the case for this week’s game (day to day). Hinton comes from a talented bloodline, as he’s first cousins to the Foreman brothers (Texas running back D’Onta and receiver Armanti).My son’s and my nephew D’Vonta Hinton.Texas vs Texas Tech. So proud of these young men living out there collegiate dreams.#ReppinTC ?’s UP ? pic.twitter.com/vzPdYi9eff— Derrick Foreman (@DayDay409) November 4, 2016Defensive BacksThere are a few solid players on the back end here and they’re going to have their hands full with the Cowboy receiver core (James Washington averages 34.7 yards per catch against Tech!).Inspiration is provided by budding freshman Douglas Coleman who has forced turnovers in consecutive games and senior captain Justis Nelson leads the unit, the veteran cover corner who’s considered the best defender on the field.Nelson leads the team with 11 pass breakups, look for him to have first dibs covering The President. Sophomore Jah’shawn Johnson turned down an offer from the good guys to play safety at Tech and he does a solid job in run support but is in a bit of a sophomore slump after a solid freshman year.Juco corner Paul Banks brings depth and experience to the position in his last year of eligibility out of Navarro Junior College.In conclusion, objectively the unit has struggled (3.33 points per drive good for 126th in the FBS), but in the Big 12 it’s all about forcing turnovers and getting key stops when you have to.Tech forced a turnover in each half against Texas last week and shut down the 18-Wheeler on a 4th and 1 in the fourth quarter to give their offense a chance to tie up the game.A unit loaded with sophomores and freshman will struggle at times but is quite capable of playing well, just ask TCU who was held 13 points below their average in an overtime loss to Tech in Fort Worth a couple of weeks ago. 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.
Mason Rudolph broke the 3,000-yard mark in the first half of the Texas Tech game. Rudolph came in with 2,989 yards with 22 TDs and four picks. He threw for 395 yards and two more TDs and now has the third and fourth-most passing yards in a season ever.Best passing seasons in #okstate history:Weeden: 4,727 yds (’11)Weeden: 4,277 yds (’10)Rudolph: 3,770 yds (’15)Rudolph: 3,381 yds (’16)— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 13, 2016Rudolph is among incredible company as he and Brandon Weeden are the only two Oklahoma State quarterbacks to ever reach 3,000 yards in multiple seasons.“I thought Mason matched (Mahomes),” said head coach Mike Gundy. “He was really good today. He missed maybe one or two throws today, but mentally, he was really sharp.”We can argue back and forth about whether Rudolph is THE best quarterback in school history (let’s talk about this after his tenure in Stillwater), but he is definitely putting up numbers worth our greatest respect and he is inking his name into the record books in Old Central.So go on and wave that arm and sway to the alma matter with the cheerleaders, Mr. Rudolph. You deserve it.When you beat a top 10 team on Homecoming, you wave the wheat… #okstate pic.twitter.com/wXSYpsDSd9— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 29, 2016 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.
Many expect for Friday’s Alamo Bowl to end up as a shootout, and that may end up to be true, but the Oklahoma State Cowboys will have to accomplish that against one of the best defenses that they’ve seen all season.Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt has put together a unit that is 17th in the FBS and second in the conference in total defense. The Buffs’ secondary, which features second-team All-Pac-12 seniors Chide Awuzie, Akkello Witherspoon and Cedric Thompson, will create challenges in the passing game.Thompson, for one, is tied for third in the country with seven interceptions. Additionally, the Buffs are tied for 16th in the nation in interceptions and have the third-lowest opponent’s passing rating in the country.When it comes to forcing turnovers, though, the Cowboys can hold their own as well. Although they don’t have nearly as good a secondary when it comes to pass defense, they do pride themselves in takeaways. OSU is second in the Big 12 in turnovers gained this season, and it has played a big part in their current 9-3 record.The Cowboys and the Buffaloes seem to be at a statistical gridlock. While the Buffaloes have forced more turnovers than the Cowboys, the Pokes rarely turn the ball over. In fact, they’re tied for 16th in the nation in fewest lost turnovers.The Buffs, on the other hand, have given away the ball 19 times, which is tied for 63rd. In their last game in the Pac-12 Championship against Washington, they gave the ball away three times (albeit against the No. 1 team in the country in forced turnovers), all being interceptions.Here’s what Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre had to say about OSU’s ability to create turnovers.“Defensively they cause turnovers right and left, aggressive on defense,” said MacIntyre. “They have big safeties that might scare our guys to death they hit so hard. The one thing that I think is a great mark of coaching that they do is they take care of the ball and they cause turnovers. You coach that. They possess and understand how important the football is.”OSU head coach Mike Gundy had similar praise to give to Colorado’s defense, and he compared their style to a fellow Big 12 team, also known for their defense:“With Coach Leavitt and his history, their style of play would be somewhat like TCU,” said Gundy. “Again, nobody’s exactly. Trying to take away throws. They have skill in the secondary. We’ve had a brief meeting, but feel like this could be the best secondary that we may have faced as a group throughout the year. They have a tremendous pass-rusher with pressure inside . . . Overall the closest would be, over the last three or four years, TCU’s style of play in our league.”Both offenses have proven their ability to score points. But the real story will be which team can force the most turnovers and give their offense extra possessions. Against two teams that are so evenly matched, that could prove as the difference between winner and loser. 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.
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. A top priority for Oklahoma State in its 2017 recruiting class was shoring up its lack of depth along the offensive line. One of the main goals, according to Mike Gundy, was to sign multiple four-year (high school) recruits.That didn’t happen. Instead, Oklahoma State added two junior college recruits in left tackle Arlington Hambright and offensive guard Larry Joubert, Jr.But OSU may not be done yet.Cal left tackle Aaron Cochran announced on Feb. 2 that he will be pursuing a graduate transfer for his final year of eligibility after spending four seasons at Cal. A 6-foot-8, 350-pounder who could protect Mason Rudolph’s blindside, Cochran could be a legitimate option to fill a void in Stillwater during his final season of eligibility and step in for the vacant spot left by Victor Salako.It is believed that Oklahoma State and Cochran have been in contact about exploring a potential transfer, according to a source, although there are multiple suitors to land his services. So the situation is still fluid.OSU may have an inside track to land him, though. Marcus Arroyo, OSU’s running back coach, was the QB’s coach at Cal at the time Cochran signed with the Bears in 2013. The year before, in 2012, Arroyo helped ink Cochran’s older brother, Matt Cochran. So that connection alone could allow for the recruitment to be favorable for OSU given recent history with a prominent member of the Cowboy staff.Keep an eye on Cochran in the short term as he chooses a potential landing spot. I think Oklahoma State should be considered the favorite.
Although it was confirmed by Mike Gundy towards the end of last season, OSU defensive end Jordan Brailford has been officially granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA for last season, according to a report by Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World.Good news for #okstate: DE Jordan Brailford granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. Classified as a redshirt sophomore.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) April 15, 2017After an impressive showing in the Sugar Bowl a redshirt freshman, Brailford looked destined for a big role as a sophomore — if not a starting spot. In a losing effort to Ole Miss, Brailford broke out for four tackles and a tackle for loss. Unfortunately, a second serious leg injury in three years kept Brailford sidelined for all of 2016.“Hopefully, (Jordan) Brailford, who has been turned loose,” said Mike Gundy prior to the start of spring camp “will be able to develop and sustain the pounding because we really liked him in the Sugar Bowl. We thought he played as well as any of our defensive lineman in the Sugar Bowl and then we lost him to that stress fracture last year. If he’s up and running, he should give us an added lift and he’s really matured as a player.”The Cowboys are as deep across the defensive line as they’ve been during Mike Gundy’s tenure. But Brailford adds a mixture of size and athleticism that could allow him to stand out from the pack.And now he officially has three more years of eligibility.From earlier this spring, “If he stays healthy and plays like he should,” said Gundy “he will be a guy that can impact our defense as much as anybody on the field.” 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.
OTTAWA – Six of the country’s leading health organizations endorse 10 new cannabis recommendations designed to help reduce the risks associated with Canadians using marijuana — which is set to become legal in a year.The guidelines, published Friday in the American Journal of Public Health, include recommendations for people to avoid cannabis if they are pregnant or at risk of mental health problems, as well as delaying marijuana use until later in life and limiting consumption.The guidelines also say driving under the influence of cannabis can substantially increase the risk of being involved in a motor-vehicle crash resulting in injury or death, adding drivers should wait at least six hours to get behind the wheel following use.The suggestions flow from work conducted by the Ontario arm of the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse — a national initiative funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.An extensive body of scientific data form the basis for the recommendations, Dr. Benedikt Fischer, a senior scientist for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health said Friday. He said the risk to users can be modified by choices, including how much and what people consume.“One of the opportunities for us to improve public health related to cannabis use is by influencing and providing users with informed evidence on how to reduce risks,” Fischer said.The guidelines, which Fischer said have been endorsed by his organization as well the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Council of Chief Medical Officers, will now be distributed to governments, health authorities and public health agencies.He public health researchers are realistic and accept the fact that Canadians, especially young people, are among the highest cannabis users in the world.“We cannot just go on and preach the old story,” he said, noting a balance must be struck between preventing early use while giving people information on how to lower their risks as much as possible.“That’s the balancing act and we have, now under legalization, not just the opportunity but we have the responsibility to do that.”Dr. David Allison, the chief medical officer of health for Newfoundland and Labrador, said Friday the guidelines will serve as tool to protect and promote health, especially given many people may be harmed by cannabis use.Public health experts say some of the harms associated with marijuana include the risk of developing problems with memory and physical co-ordination, impaired perceptions, mental health challenges, chronic respiratory problems and reproductive issues.In April, the federal introduced legislation designed to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana for people over the age of 18.Health Minister Jane Philpott said Friday she welcomes the guidelines, noting her department considers them important to help cannabis users reduce health and safety risks.The government intends to bring the law into force no later than July 2018, Philpott said.—Follow @kkirkup on Twitter
Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 10. We all have mentors. These are the people who give us the hope, inspiration,and the drive to keep going. In the industry, who are the people who have been your mentors and why?Oh, I have had so many. Bruce Clayton, Lewis Baumander, John Riven. Fellow actors inspire me the most..PARVEEN KAUR’S LINKSIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5573195/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/missparveenPARVEEN IS REPRESENTED BY: Tiffany Kuzon at Primary Wave Entertainmenthttp://primarywave.com/. Advertisement Twitter You’ve seen her on Saving Hope, American Gods, The Strain, Defiance and so many other Films/TV Series.We recently caught up with Parveen Kaur at the MISAFF (Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival) where she is the MISAFF 2017 Star.Parveen hails from British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Advertisement Parveen moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to pursue a career in Film and Television and is now a rapidly rising star with a recent role on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Best known for her work on Guillermo del Toro’s hit FX series The Strain and CTV’s Saving Hope as Dr. Asha Mirani, Parveen currently stars as Christine in ABC’s (FREEFORM) sci-fi series, Beyond. Her upcoming work includes roles alongside Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) in the upcoming thriller, American Hangman, and an indie feature alongside Grey’s Anatomy’s Giacomo Gianniotti and Adeline Kane (CW’s Reign, Teen Wolf)..1. What was your big break?My big break was The Strain Season 2, playing Aanya Gupta alongside Miguel Gomez (Gus) and Joaquin Cosio (The Silver Angel). As well as, Saving Hope where I played Dr. Asha Mirani2. What project are you most proud of and Why?Oh man, that’s a hard one to answer. Most of my projects are pretty personal and it would be heard to pick just one.3. What advice do you have for anyone at the beginning of their career?FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS. Surround yourself with people who have strong work ethic. Be open and challenge yourself.4. How do you prepare for an audition?My prep for auditions is fairly basic. First, I try to understand the scene, what’s going on, who’s in the scene and what my character wants. Then I try to create an arc within the scene so that it has a place to go, which makes it interesting to watch. For me, if I over prep I have a harder time in the room being open and end up in my head more.5. What tips do you have for someone when they are in the audition room?Honestly, auditioning has never been a strength of mine and the only way I got better was from experience and being in the room more and more and getting the practice.6. Is it necessary for performers to continually promote themselves in order to advance their performance careers?Absolutely not. Just focus on the work! Everything else will fall in place, at least that’s what I believe. 7. Do you think appearing in a tabloid magazine can help one’s career?I guess that depends on what type of career you want and what you want to be recognized for.8. What are some of the challenges performers face on film/TV sets?There is a lot of downtime so it can be hard to stay in a head space for your performance for so long in between. Craft, I over eat on set haha.9. What do you feel the film/TV industry can do differently in order to grow?It’s easier said than done, and this applies more to the Canadian industry, but taking more time to create better content. But of course, much easier said than done.
UPDATE – The highway has since been reopened as of 1:00 p.m.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One person is deceased at the scene of a motor vehicle collision that took place on Highway 97 at 7:51 am, this morning, Wednesday, June 5th, 2019The crash occurred on Highway 97 near the Hydro Plant, 11 km south of Dawson Creek between Chetwynd.According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson, there were two passenger vehicles involved and there is no further information available at this time.Drivebc.ca shows the incident on Highway 97, between 235 Rd and 231 Rd (11 km south of Dawson Creek) and the Road is closed.A small traffic detour is listed via the 237 Rd to 208 rd to 227rd.Large traffic detour is listed via 237 Rd and Alaska Highway.Estimated time of re-opening Wed Jun 5 at 4:00 PM MST
A 54-year-old Hamilton man was killed on Derry road, west of Guelph line in Burlington.Police say an SUV was turning left and went right into the path of the motorcyclist.Police say the SUV was driven by a 72-year-old Burlington woman who was uninjured.The Hamilton motorcycle rider was thrown from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.No names have been released.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A white ibis has been given another chance at life, after it was nursed back to health following injuries it sustained in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.The bird spent last week at the Wildlife Care Center in Fort Lauderdale and was released Friday.The Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at the center, Renata Schneider says the best part of her job is being able to see an animal get released.“It’s what we’re here for,” Renee says. “We know we can’t save everyone so every animal we are able to really makes us feel like we’re doing our jobs, and it pays off.”The ibis was saved by a good Samaritan who found it by the side of the road.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The couple is offering a $500 reward for Jax’s return.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CONCORD, N.H. (WSVN) — An Iraq War veteran said she was attacked by a man who then stole her service dog.Ashley McCall said she had just put her 3-year-old pit bull, Jax, in her car after taking him for a walk. She was about to go run some errands when she said a man approached her and started asking her questions about Jax.“He starts asking me questions about what kind of dog he was, what his name was and then wanted to see the dog. And I told him, I really need to get going,” said McCall.McCall said the man then reached for her car’s door handle and opened it. McCall said she shut the door and he shoved her onto the ground. The suspect then grabbed Jax and got into an awaiting silver Ford Focus. McCall said the man then threw Jax’s service vest and leash out of the car before taking off.“I’m screaming at him, this is my dog, what are you doing, you can’t do this! He just takes off,” said McCall.McCall’s husband Christopher said Jax is trained to help his wife with anxiety and depression.“He is a provider of unconditional love,” she told Fox News. “Jax helps calm me when anxious. Could really use him now.”
Former information technology (IT) workers have sued Walt Disney for firing and replacing them with contractors from India two years ago. The group of 30-odd former employees filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Monday in an Orlando federal court. The group alleges that they were laid off “based solely on their national origin and race and were replaced with Indians, who received special treatment,” the Chicago Tribune reported. Additionally, the workers said they were forced to train the people replacing them, which was humiliating. The lawsuit claims that about 250 IT workers in Florida were asked to train their replacement workers in order to earn severance pay. They said they were replaced specifically by “Indian workers” who were brought in from overseas or on H-1B visas. However, the court papers do not specify the race, nationality or ethnicity of the workers who have filed the lawsuit, Press Trust of India reported. The workers said that they had applied for other roles in the same company, but were not hired. Refuting the allegations, Disney said: “like the two other dismissed cases brought by this lawyer, this latest lawsuit is nonsense and we will defend it vigorously.”Two similar lawsuits were dismissed by a federal judge a few months ago. In those cases, two ex-Disney IT workers claimed that the contractors made false statements on the visa forms for the workers who replaced them. However, the judgement ruled that Disney and its outsourcing contractors did not violate any rules, the Chicago Tribune added.
ReutersThe engineering, marketing and infrastructure sector will add up to 58,000 new jobs in the April-September half of financial year 2020, according to a new report. The TeamLease Services biannual ‘Employment Outlook’ report evaluated job openings from 19 sectors and 14 geographies and surveyed 775 enterprises in India and 85 across the globeHalf of the 14 cities surveyed show positive growth in the job structures while the other half shows a negative scroll for 2019-20, compared with the previous survey. According to the reprot, Pune, Coimbatore, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Delhi show a positive growth of about 3 percent. At the same time, the report revealed that Mumbai, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, and Kochi might witness a decline in job growth.Teamlease Services Limited is engaged in employment activities. The temporary staffing company provides human resource services to various industries and acts as a people supply chain.As per the report; manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure industries will see job growth of about 8 percent in 2019-20.Internet of Things”The manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure sector has employed 6.42 crore people as of HY2 of 2018-19. With the electronic manufacturing ecosystem is expected to reach investments worth Rs 26 lakh crore by 2025 the sector is expected to witness an exponential growth in jobs,” explained Sudeep Sen, head of industrial, manufacturing and engineering vertical, Teamlease.Sudeep claimed that exposure to the Internet of Things in the manufacturing sector will help in massive job creation and will contribute around 25 percent of the country’s GDP by 2022. As per his analysis tier-II cities will see a rise in hiring by 5 percent followed by a 2 percent growth in the tier III cities and rural areas.The sectors such as office services, manual labour and marketing are estimated to see a hiring growth of more than 3 percent while hiring in sales and IT will see stagnation in the near future.
China will cut down its present military force of 2.3 million, the world’s largest army, to below one million, the biggest troop reduction in the People’s Liberation Army’s history.”This is the first time that active PLA Army personnel would be reduced to below one million,” said a report in a social media outlet run by PLA Daily.The article on structural reform in the military said: “The old military structure, where the army accounts for the vast majority, will be replaced after the reform.”In 2015, Chinese president Xi Jinping had announced a reduction of 300,000 troops in the PLA.According to the report, the number of troops in the PLA Navy, PLA Strategic Support Force, and the PLA Rocket Force would be increased, while the PLA Air Force’s active service personnel would remain the same.”The reform is based on China’s strategic goals and security requirements. In the past, the PLA focused on ground battle and homeland defence, which will undergo fundamental changes,” said the WeChat article.China has cut down its defence spending in the past two years, with the military budget in 2017 remaining seven per cent, lowest hike in more than a decade.Xi wants a lean but modernised armed forces.China has been becoming a major sea power and its disputes are more on seas than land.Of the 14 neighbours, China has land disputes only with India and Bhutan.According to the Chinese defence ministry, PLA had about 850,000 combat troops in 2013.”This reform will provide other services, including the PLA Rocket Force, Air Force, Navy and Strategic Support Force (mainly responsible for electronic warfare and communication), with more resources and inputs, and the PLA will strengthen its capability to conduct overseas missions,” Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser to the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association, was quoted as saying by Global Times.”The PLA must be capable of spotting overseas threats and destroying hostile forces thousands of kilometers away before they enter our 12 nautical mile territorial waters,” Xu said.”China’s overseas interests are spread around the world and need to be protected. These are beyond the army’s current capabilities,” said Xu.The PLA structure should also fit China’s international status, Xu added.
Waylon Cunningham for The Texas TribuneVoters take a selfie outside an early voting station in Austin on Feb. 23, 2018.Texas voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the country’s first statewide primary of the Trump era, with voters weighing in on their party’s nominees for a rare eight open congressional seats as well as several high-profile statewide races.Unlike many previous election cycles, Texas is the only state hosting a primary on Tuesday and the first in a midterm election cycle drawing intense national interest over whether a possible Democratic wave could flip control of the U.S. House or Senate in November.After two weeks of early voting, Texans who haven’t yet cast a ballot have until 7 p.m. today to do so.Here’s seven questions likely to draw the most attention as the returns roll in Tuesday night: From El Paso to Houston, there are so many candidates running for these nominations that the lift to clear a majority of the vote is near impossible. The likeliest to do so is state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who has dominated in a three-way Republican primary for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Richardson.Other possible exceptions are state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, who is running for Houston’s 29th District and Republican fundraiser Kathaleen Wall in the nearby 2nd Congressional District. Who came out on top in the costly primary fight between Phillip Huffines and Angela Paxton?The Republican primary for Senate District 8 could be the most expensive and nastiest contest on the ballot Tuesday. It pits Angela Paxton, the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton, against Phillip Huffines, the twin brother of state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas.With a price tag expected to top $10 million, the race has turned into an all-out brawl between two candidates who are similarly conservative. It’s divided some of the most powerful players on the far right in Texas, not to mention two of the most well-known families in conservative circles.The two are battling to replace state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who is running for Congress.Which Democrat is going to run against Abbott?Nine Democrats have lined up to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, with most attention centering on two of them: Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, and Andrew White, the son of late Gov. Mark White. Other contenders include Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne and Tom Wakely, a former congressional candidate from San Antonio. Uncertainty runs deep about how exactly the primary will shake out. Public polling has identified Valdez and White as the most likely prospects for an anticipated runoffs, though it has also indicated there are many voters who have not made up their minds.Whoever becomes the Democratic nominee will have a daunting task in trying to dislodge Abbott. The governor consistently ranks as the most popular statewide official, and he has over $40 million saved up for his re-election campaign. What happened in the Texas 7th?This is where Texas’ role as the first-in-the-nation midterm primary caused a local race to explode onto the national scene.A crowded field of Democrats are running for the nomination to take on Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson in the fall. National Democrats are fairly quiet about which candidate they would most like to see take him on. But they know who they don’t want: journalist and activist Laura Moser, who some Democrats argue is too liberal for the district. To underscore this point, the House Democratic arm dumped a pile of opposition research on her online, a move that quickly transformed the race into a local rehash of the bitter 2016 Democratic presidential nomination fight between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Even some Houston Democrats who agree with their national counterparts’ move in spirit worry it only strengthened Moser ahead of Tuesday. And what if Moser does well enough to make an expected runoff? A one-on-one fight between her and an establishment-supported Democrat will certainly turn West Houston into the newest battlefield of a burgeoning Democratic civil war. What happened with Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s re-election bid?Bush is facing three Republican primary challengers, including his predecessor in the job, Jerry Patterson. All three challengers have targeted Bush’s oversight of the Alamo, particularly his work on restoration of the site of the historic 1836 battle. He’s also faced questions about his handling of funds related to the recovery effort following Hurricane Harvey.Patterson and Bush’s two other primary challengers are hoping to keep Bush below the majority of the vote he needs to avoid a runoff. That Bush, the nephew and grandson of former presidents and a popular former Texas governor, may not be able to win his primary outright Tuesday has put a national spotlight on the race.How many primaries for those eight open congressional seats will have to be settled in runoffs?In all likelihood, most of them.Six Republicans and two Democrats in the 38-member Texas congressional delegation opted not to run for re-election, drawing dozens of candidates, including 18 Republicans and four Democrats vying to replace U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio. Share Will more Democrats vote than Republicans?The snapshot we’ve seen so far of turnout from early voting suggests Texas Democrats have been more motivated to cast ballots than Republicans.In the state’s ten counties with the highest number of registered voters, 370,219 Democrats voted early compared to 282,928 Republicans.During the primaries in the last midterms four years earlier, Republicans outvoted Democrats in early voting in those ten counties 253,019 to 184,489, respectively. That means Democratic turnout more than doubled from four years ago, while Republican turnout rose less than 15 percent.What we won’t know until Tuesday evening: Did those early voting trends hold throughout Election Day and throughout the state?How did the Republican incumbents Gov. Greg Abbott tried to unseat do?After a contentious special session last summer, Gov. Greg Abbott took the extraordinary step of endorsing primary challengers to a trio of House Republicans: state Reps. Sarah Davis of West University Place, Wayne Fairclothof Galveston and Lyle Larson of San Antonio.While Abbott has helped out all three candidates in one way or another, he has taken a particularly intense interest in unseating Davis, who’s being challenged by Susanna Dokupil. His campaign has spent close to a quarter million dollars on the race, much of it brutalizing Davis on TV.Faircloth’s challenger, Mayes Middleton, is seen as the Abbott-backed opponent with the best chance of victory Tuesday. But how all three challengers perform will provide a gauge of Abbott’s political sway — and no doubt color his relationships under the pink dome next session.