Tyreek Hill Leading Team in Receiving, Punt Returns

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. Through three games, Tyreek Hill and his West Alabama squad are 3-0, averaging 33 points per game and 198.67 passing yards per game.According to statistics from the UWA athletics website, Tyreek leads the team in receiving yards per game by a large margin, averaging 65.3 yards per game and 2 touchdowns on just 9 receptions. Less surprisingly, he also leads the team in punt return yards with 154 yards on 7 attempts and 1 touchdown.So far this season, Hill has only accumulated 6 rushing attempts for a total of 48 yards. He is the teams fourth leading rusher.At Oklahoma State, Hill had 31 receptions for 281 yards and a touchdown through the air. He also had 102 carries for 534 yards, averaging 5.2 a pop as a junior last year.AdChoices广告Never forget.tyreeklast_img read more

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Watch: UNC’s Brice Johnson Finds Out About All-American Selection, Jersey Honor

first_imgBrice Johnson on the couch finds out about All American selection and jersey honor.North Carolina senior forward Brice Johnson was named a First Team All-American today by the United States Basketball Writers Association. As a result, he will have his jersey put up in the rafters at the Dean Dome as part of the program’s tradition of honoring All-Americans.The Tar Heels put out a very cool feature showing Johnson finding out about his All-American status from head coach Roy Williams, as his teammates cheered him. The video goes on to include Williams talking about Johnson and Johnson saying how much the honor means to him. If you bleed Carolina blue, this is a must-watch. Watch @bjohnson_23 find out the 1st team All-American selection means his jersey will be in Smith Center rafters! https://t.co/WCZJjF1KBS— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 14, 2016last_img read more

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Heidi Klum And Janet Jackson To Be Honored At amfAR New York

first_imgHeidi Klum, Janet Jackson and Kenneth Cole will be honored at the amfAR New York Gala next month.Since 1998, the amfAR New York Gala has become one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. The Gala has saluted some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy, including Roberto Cavalli, President Bill Clinton, Clive Davis, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, Natasha Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Julian Schnabel, Sharon Stone, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg, Barbara Walters, Robin Williams, and Anna Wintour.The galas have included speakers, presenters, and performers such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Theophilus London, Janelle Monae, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Woody Allen, Tracy Chapman, P. Diddy, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Eve, Whitney Houston, Marc Jacobs, Sir Elton John, Gladys Knight, Beyoncé Knowles, Lady Gaga, Barry Manilow, Lou Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Garry Shandling, Jon Stewart, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Stanley Tucci, Rufus Wainwright, and Stevie Wonder. The amfAR New York Gala has raised more than $11 million to date.*DATE
Wednesday, February 06, 2013*TIME
6:30 p.m Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Entertainment, and Live Auction*LOCATION
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Liberals name Catherine Tait as CBC president first woman to hold role

first_imgOTTAWA – Catherine Tait, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian and U.S. television and film industry, has been tapped to lead a digital revolution at CBC/Radio-Canada, becoming the first woman in the organization’s history to be named president and chief executive.Tait, who will officially begin her five-year term at the public broadcaster in the summer, called the position a dream job during a Tuesday morning news conference on Parliament Hill alongside Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.Tait said she wants the broadcaster to increasingly think digital in order to deal with the ongoing disruption across the broadcast industry — a symptom of evolving technology and consumption habits that allow consumers to access content anywhere and any time.The CBC needs to remain relevant to the many audiences it serves, she added, calling on the Crown corporation to be an inclusive storyteller for Indigenous Peoples, women, newcomers and LGBTQ communities, as well as a creator of quality local content.“CBC/Radio-Canada, along with public broadcasters around the world, are under significant competitive pressure,” Tait said.“In order for public broadcasters to survive and to flourish, we must flourish on the services, news and programming that most connect with our public — not just as one audience, but as many audiences. This is, after all, the power of digital.”Tait didn’t provide many additional details of the changes she hopes to see at the public broadcaster. She said she had some ideas about the direction she wanted the CBC to take, but first wanted to talk with outgoing president Hubert Lacroix and other executives.Tait, 60, is no stranger to the CBC. She is a former president of Salter Street Films that produced a CBC mainstay, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” and more recently saw a company she co-founded, iThentic, partner with the CBC to create a 10-part, online series.Her appointment was supported by industry groups like the Canadian Media Producers Association, who said Tait is “not afraid to innovate” and should keep the CBC “relevant and connected” to younger audiences. Daniel Bernhard, executive director of the advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, said he was optimistic about Tait’s tenure, but needed to wait and see how she changes the CBC.The chairman of the committee that recommended Tait and others said she was the more audacious of the names that were put forward. Tom Clark, a former journalist, said Tait talked about some innovative and achievable ideas to implement at the public broadcaster and showed an understanding of the CBC and the challenges it faces.“She got not only who the CBC was and what it means to the country, but she also got the extent of the challenges — and challenges is a small word for a really big problem,” Clark said.“The reimagination of the national public broadcaster at a time when broadcasting is disappearing is a monumental task. She got both sides of the equation right.”Tait’s appointment is the latest in a series of moves the Liberal government has made at the public broadcaster that began in 2016, when it boosted funding to the CBC by $675 million over five years.The first tranche of money, about $75 million, moved last year. This year, the funding doubled to $150 million, a level that will continue through to April 2021. Joly said the CBC has been investing the money “bit by bit.”But the union at the CBC has raised concerns that the money, partly tied to boosting local content, has largely gone to outside production companies like the ones Tait led. The Canadian Media Guild (which also represents unionized workers at The Canadian Press) worries the new money from the federal government wasn’t a reinvestment in the CBC so much as spending on companies producing CBC programming.Jonathan Spence, the union’s branch president for CBC/Radio-Canada, said he hoped the new board and chief executive would rethink how the extra federal dollars were being spent.“Our concern is that if we continue to see increasing amounts of money going towards the independent production community, that may reflect a priority over local news and local programming,” he said.Pressed on the issue, Tait said that producing local content would be central in everything the CBC does.The board of directors is also receiving a makeover. On Tuesday, the Liberals announced the appointment of three new directors, and named Michael Goldbloom, an academic and former journalist, as chairman of the board.The government launched an overhaul last year of how members of the board of directors are chosen — a response to complaints that the selection process was open to political interference and did not reflect Canada’s diversity.“The CBC is at a turning point and we have the right management team, the right board to ultimately seize the opportunities that are out there,” Joly said.— Follow @jpress on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect name for the advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcastinglast_img read more

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Enbridge Inc reports improved secondquarter earnings amid asset sales

first_imgCALGARY – Pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. reports better-than-expected second-quarter earnings of $1.07 billion, as it worked to sell a number of non-core assets to help eliminate debt.The Calgary-based company’s profit amounted to 63 cents per share and compared with $919 million, or 56 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017. Both quarters included the impact of a number of unusual items.Adjusted earnings came in at 65 cents per share, up from 41 cents in the year-earlier period and beating analysts expectations for 53 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.During the quarter, the company announced agreements to sell $7.5 billion worth of non-core assets, significantly above its original $3 billion target.Enbridge said in May it would gain nearly $3.2 billion by selling renewable power facilities and natural gas gathering and processing assets in the United States.It also received positive news on its Line 3 replacement project, with a Minnesota regulator approving its plan.The company says it is on track to achieve its 2018 guidance and expects about $7 billion worth of new projects to be introduced over the course of 2018, the majority of which will come on line in the second half of the year.last_img read more

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Canada Post reports Q3 loss of 71 million blames pay equity ruling

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada Post says it recorded a loss of $71 million in its latest quarter, which it is directly blaming on costs related to a pay equity dispute with its largest union.The country’s postal service says the net loss compares with a loss of $44 million in the third quarter a year ago.In September, an arbitrator ordered Canada Post to give rural and suburban mail carriers pay increases of up to 25 per cent to settle a long-fought pay equity dispute. Not including added benefits that were part of the ruling, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the pay increase amounted to as much as $13,000 annually, retroactive to the beginning of 2016.Canada Post says the costs of the wage adjustments, increases in pension pay and other benefits will amount to $550 million by the end of the year, with $130 million already recorded by the end of 2017. It says it will continue to cost the Crown corporation $140 million going forward annually.When taking into account its other operations like Purolator, Canada Post says it had a net loss of $36 million in the 13-week period ended Sept. 29, compared with a loss of $13 million for the same period a year earlier.It says parcel revenue grew by 21 per cent in the third quarter to $106 million, as volumes climbed by 23 per cent or 14 million pieces, when compared with the same quarter in 2017. Canada Post attributed the increase to the continued growth in e-commerce.Meanwhile, it says transaction mail, which is categorized as letters, bills and statements, fell by 4.6 per cent, or 35 million pieces, in the third quarter.Revenue for transaction mail dropped 3.6 per cent, or $24 million, compared with a year ago. Canada Post blames the decrease to consumers choosing “digital alternatives” and acknowledged that declining mail volumes will remain a “significant challenge” for the corporation.The Crown agency says the impact of the pay equity and ongoing rotating strikes are “major factors” in it ending this year with a loss.On Monday, senators approved the Liberal government’s decision to bring in back-to-work legislation by giving royal assent of Bill C-89 by a vote of 53-25, with four abstentions.CUPW says it is exploring all options to fight it.Its members have been on rotating strikes since Oct. 22 after nearly a year of labour negotiations.The walkouts have led to delays in mail and parcel deliveries from the Crown corporation’s sorting facilities in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, leading to concerns ahead of the busy holiday season.  The union wants better pay and job security, guaranteed hours for its 8,000 rural and suburban carriers, and equality for those workers with the corporation’s 42,000 urban employees.CUPW also wants Canada Post to adopt rules that it says would cut down on workplace injuries — an issue the union has said is now at a “crisis” level. By Linda Nguyen in TorontoThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Chamber and Sunrise Rotary Club hosting keynote speech by Colombian delegate next

first_imgThe breakfast function is taking place at the Pomeroy Hotel on May 9th beginning at 6:45 a.m. Tickets are available at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-9th-breakfast-meeting-with-cisal-spark-affiliated-event-tickets-45712007846?aff=ehomecard FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John will be partnering to host a special guest keynote speaker in affiliation with the Spark Women’s Conference next week.The two organizations will be hosting a breakfast at the Pomeroy Hotel featuring keynote speaker Paula Lopez Vendemiati, the manager of the Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) program in Colombia to learn about the program and how Fort St. John is involved. Next week, a delegation of women from Peru and Columbia will tour local resource extraction facilities and visit non-profit organizations. They will also meet with local First Nation, business, and community leaders to discuss inclusivity, and issues of women empowerment and gender equality.CISAL is a five-year program that involves a number of municipalities from across Canada that have experience successfully diversifying their local communities from single-employer and/or resource-based. The long-term outcome of the program is for vulnerable groups in South American communities impacted by the mining sector to enjoy increased social benefits and inclusive economic opportunities.last_img read more

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SuperPark Society opens new facility in Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Family SuperPark Society held a Grand Opening ceremony for its new facility in Fort St. John on Saturday.SuperPark Society President Jaandi Roemer said that today’s ceremony was the culmination of over five years of hard work by the Society’s Board of trying to get an inclusive indoor play space built in the Energetic City. Roemer said that the facility, which is located at 8162 100th Ave., is slated to open on September 1st, though she added that some residents have already booked birthday parties at the facility. Roemer explained that the facility already has a large number of toys, books, and other items that children of all ages can use for play, with playground equipment to be constructed this summer before the facility opens. She said that the SuperPark has been built with kids of all ages and abilities in mind, including those with special needs.“People aren’t really aware of all the children and even adults that struggle with special needs, whether it be physically, mentally, or even emotionally,” said Roemer. “A lot of the time, especially as children, they’re seen as having bad behaviour. So, rather than staying to play, they are whisked away, so they don’t get to fully enjoy their day. It is our mission to provide a place that provides that space for that quick calm-down so that they can go back and play. We want to make sure that this is that place, that nobody needs to leave.”Roemer said that the Society is still fundraising for climber equipment that will go inside the indoor play space, which she said will cost roughly $80,000. She said that the Society has gotten roughly $12,000 in donations from companies just this week, and she hopes that the funds will be raised this year.Roemer added that she will also be stepping down as President of the SuperPark Society to take on a new role as the SuperPark’s Operations Manager.For more information about the SuperPark Society, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/npsuperpark/last_img read more

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Talk session to foster economic cultural ties between India and China

first_imgKolkata: Zha Liyou, Consul General, the Consulate General of the Peoples’ Republic of China in Kolkata felt that the sectors such as manufacturing, food processing, finance, technical training, sports, tourism and shooting films could play a major role in strengthening the bilateral relationship between India and China.He was addressing a Special Session “India-China Economic Ties: A Sub-National Perspective” organised by Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry at its office on Thursday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe also mentioned about cultural and educational exchanges and spoke about Kunming which could be a dream wedding destination for the people from across the country. Referring to age-old relationship of India and China, Liyou said that the relationship in both the state and provincial level should be fostered better as a part of bilateral relationships. He pointed out that there could be an exchange of more business delegations between Kunming and Kolkata and focus areas would be agro technology, mining, healthcare and hospitals tourism and hotels and solid waste management. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBoth the Centre and provincial governments may find business solutions to further promote economic, cultural and educational ties between two countries at the sub national level. He said that Kolkata – Kunming and West Bengal – Yunnan relationships could be taken to a new high even though India and China have different structure with India having collaborative federalism and China having strong Government at the Centre. On tourism he said that while in 2018, 8 lakh Indian tourists went to China, the corresponding figure for Chinese tourists to India was only 2 lakh, which needs to be addressed. He also urged the governments of both the countries to generate more business. Earlier, in his welcome address, Vishal Jhajharia, President of the Chamber spoke about India’s huge trade deficit with China, which has been an area of concern over the years.last_img read more

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Softball sweeps away state competition

On the same day the NFL promoted breast cancer awareness, college teams from Ohio finished a softball tournament with the same purpose.The 19-team tournament at Fred Beekman Park ended with only two undefeated teams. The Buckeyes were one of them. The softball team won its first three games in dominating fashion: 11-1 against Dayton, 7-1 against Ohio and 10-1 against Kent State. Victories over Dayton and Kent State were ended by the mercy rule at the end of the fifth inning.OSU’s defense won its fourth game 5-2 against Bowling Green, and allowed just two runs from a home run in the third inning. The offense did not get started until the bottom of the fourth when freshman Julia Peccina hit a triple down the left field line to score freshman Brittany Mills. Peccina then scored a run on a single by senior Rebecca Schultz. One more run was added later in the fourth on a single by sophomore Katie Simonton to cap the three run inning. The Buckeyes took the lead back for good, and went on to win 5-2.“We’re pleased with the weekend … after only two weeks of practice,” said coach Linda Kalafatis. “We looked more comfortable and showed maturity. We took a great step in the right direction. This tournament gives us game experience to grow as a team.”Offensive numbers for the Buckeyes were impressive throughout the tournament. The team had a collective batting average of .390 with 13 extra base hits including six home runs. Senior Sam Marder led the team offensively with a .450 batting average, nine RBI and two home runs. The pitching staff had a 1.88 ERA while allowing only 20 hits. Senior Megan Miller and freshman Melanie Nichols carried the brunt of the load for the Buckeyes on the mound, combining for 19 strikeouts and walking only three batters.“Fall is all about getting freshmen ready and comfortable,” Kalafatis said.Freshman contribution was not only present on the mound with Melanie Nichols, but at the plate and on the field with Peccina and Megan Coletta. Peccina appeared in three games, starting two of them, and went 4-8 with two runs scored and three RBI. Coletta had a big weekend, going 4-10, including a home run and a double, with five RBI, She started all four games. Coletta also made a spectacular double play as the third baseman in the bottom of the fifth inning against Ohio. She dove to catch a low line drive down the third base line then threw to first base to double off the runner heading to second base.“The freshmen will contribute this season,” Kalafatis said.The money raised from the volunteer-run tournament benefits the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.Chris Spielman spoke at this year’s Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic to inform the participating women about the tournament, the Stefanie Spielman Fund and the precautions needed to deal with breast cancer, urging them all to be educated and know about their body. “While you’re playing softball, you might be savings someone’s life. … I promise you will make a difference,” Spielman said to the players. “What you give will grow, what you keep you lose.”Kalafatis was grateful for the overwhelming support from the crowd. “We had a good crowd and we are thankful for their support of this important event,” she said. read more

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