A Look At The 2016 Big 12 Starting QBs (Part 3)

first_imgWe looked at Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Kyle P. made fun of Texas’ QB situation here. Now on to Part 3. The bottom tier of starting QBs in the Big 12 (which could still turn out to be pretty good).Texas, Shane Buechele, Fr. (others competing include Tyrone Swoopes, Jerrod Heard)Charlie Strong has yet to pick his starting QB in a year in which he must win or will likely be fired. The early favorite is Buechele, the freshman QB who ranked as the No. 13 QB recruit in last year’s class. Buechele has reportedly shown the ability to lead, compete, and has shown off his athletic process in practice. One look at his high school tape shows just how electrifying he can be.Buechele is a little undersized at 6’1 but has an easy motion and a pretty deep ball. He also has the ability to take off and move around in the pocket quickly, which makes him tough to bottle up. It remains to be seen if the freshman can produce in his first season of college football, but Texas may have finally found its answer at QB after years of searching.Kansas State — Alex Delton, Jesse Ertz, Joe HubenerLooking for a QB battle even more open than TCU? Kansas State has three contenders for their starting QB position, including two who were lost to season-ending knee injuries in 2015.Alex Delton: the redshirt freshman was injured after just two games his freshman year, but was the top QB recruit in Kansas and the 23rd-best dual-threat QB in the country by Rivals coming out of high school. Delton is a little undersized at 6’0, but likes to get outside and run, which can make him tough to gameplan for.Jesse Ertz: Ertz was the victim of poor luck last year. After winning the starting job for the Wildcats out of fall camp, Ertz suffered a season-ending knee injury the very first play from scrimmage. Ertz is a more traditional pocket passer at 6’3 who broke the Iowa state record for career passing touchdowns with 98 in 2012. Ertz will look to re-win the starting job again in 2016.Joe Hubener: Hubener stepped in last year due to injuries and played below average, throwing 10 interceptions to 9 touchdowns and just a 107.3 QBR. Hubener does have some experience after starting 11 games last year, and will look to keep his starting spot this year.Iowa State — Joel Lanning, So.Lanning took over towards the end of last season for the Cyclones, finishing with 10 TD’s and 4 picks in 11 games played. Lanning was unspectacular but showed some promise in a few games in 2015, putting up 27 points against Baylor after entering the game, beating Texas 24-0 while throwing for 188 yards and running for 64 more, and nearly upsetting the Cowboys after rushing for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lanning likes to get out and make plays with his feet, which is good considering Iowa State’s line struggled mightily at times and may not be too stout in 2016 either.Kansas, Ryan Willis, So.Willis is a sophomore out of Bishop Miege in Kansas City, a former three-star recruit who threw for 9 touchdowns and 10 picks as a freshman in 2015. Willis is a pocket passer but often did not have hardly any time to throw behind KU’s awful offensive line last year. Willis did suffer a setback this off-season when he fractured his wrist in a pick up basketball game, but is back on the field now and looking healthy again. Willis will look to improve as a Sophomore and get Kansas in the win column this year, after going winless as a freshman. 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

Gundy, OSU Placing Value On Non-Traditional Recruits

first_imgBoth of the Oklahoma State football team’s two glaring holes coming into the 2017 season were filled in exactly 13 hours.ESPN’s Jake Trotter reported at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday that Adrian Baker, former Clemson cornerback and graduate transfer, had committed his final year of eligibility to the Cowboys. Then at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, he reported that Aaron Cochran, fellow grad transfer and former Cal offensive tackle, decided on Stillwater, too.Had neither chose OSU, freshmen Rodarius Williams (corner) and Dylan Galloway (tackle) would have probably been the projected starters in 2017.With recent non-traditional commits such as Baker, Cochran and Tyron Johnson, who is eligible this season, coach Mike Gundy and his staff have clearly placed added emphasis on using diversity in their recruiting to bolster or fill spots on the depth chart.It not easy though, he said; graduate transfers are smart. They know what they want, and they know what they are looking for in a program, he said. Some, probably like Cochran, are looking for more wins and a bowl game. Others, probably like Baker, are after more playing time, especially after tearing his ACL last year.“It’s a completely different world in so-called recruiting them than a high school player – because they know, and they know exactly what they’re looking for,” said Gundy.Gundy has clearly figured out how to live in that world. Here is a list of the non-traditional proven standouts on the OSU roster for the past three seasons as a reference:Larry Williams (Transferred from East Carolina/Hutchinson CC)Chad Whitener (Transferred from Cal)Tralund Webber (Transferred from Blinn College)DeQuinton Osborne (Transferred from Kilgore JC)Barry J. Sanders (Grad transfer from Stanford)Lenzy Pipkins (Grad transfer from Louisiana-Monroe)Jordan Burton (Transferred from Kilgore JC)Chris Carson (Transferred from Butler CC)Derrick Moncrief (Transferred from Auburn)Devante Averette (Transferred from Ellsworth CC)Victor Salako (Transferred from UAB)Motekiai Maile (Transferred from Tyler JC)Michael Hunter (Grad transfer from Indiana)This doesn’t even include Johnson (LSU) and Patrick Macon (Arizona Western), both of whom could factor into OSU’s rotation this season. Of course if the right voice leads the way, preferably a player, that school is going to have a better chance at landing him. But that means an honest voice, not a PR-type one.Gundy said he tells recruits to visit with as many current players as possible on their visits because they are the ones who can give the most accurate representation of the school and what it has to offer athletically. Again, that’s not to say if you talk to enough people, eventually one is going to say the right thing.“We’re not and the players probably aren’t smart enough to program them into saying what we want them to say,” Gundy said. “They’re gonna tell it like it is.”Senior safety Tre Flowers is one of those guys. He said he hosted Baker on his visit before he committed Tuesday. He was as honest as he could be, he said. He tells recruits, especially Baker, that the coaches are bringing them to Stillwater for a reason, and it’s not to ride the bench. He said that’s why he is at OSU.“(My hosts) told me it was a family atmosphere,” Flowers said. “I wouldn’t want to build anything off any lies.”He said he feels like the culture at OSU provides recruits the best opportunity, “in the big picture,” which is why the Cowboys have signed so many fifth-year players.The first relationship is always the most important. Gundy said for visits, he pairs graduate transfers, and all other recruits for that matter, with players from the team based on hometown, position and background. With an emphasis on the third item in that list.If the Cowboys have a two-year player who has made the adjustment, he will likely be called to show another potential two-year player or graduate transfer around.“You’re coming into a new culture, and a lot has to happen in a short amount of time for a fifth-year guy to adjust and play and have success,” Gundy said. “He only has two months to get used to it.” 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

Mikmaq reclaiming what was lost through education

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal education has changed much since the days of residential schools.Now Aboriginal schools are beginning to reclaim what they have lost, none more so than the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.Tonight APTN starts a three part series looking into how the Mi’kmaq reclaimed their education.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin begins this series with a visit to Eskasoni, on Cape Breton Island.last_img

EC bribery case Delhi HC stays trial against Dhinakaran

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday stayed the trial against former AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran in the ‘two leaves’ party symbol bribery case. Justice Sunil Gaur also sought response of the Delhi Police on Dhinakaran’s plea challenging framing of charges against him by the trial court for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence in the case. The high court in its interim order stayed the trial court proceedings against Dhinakaran and listed the matter for further hearing on March 20. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items In 2017, Delhi Police’s crime branch filed a charge sheet alleging that alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar had conspired with Dhinakaran and others to bribe poll panel officials to get the two leaves symbol for Sasikala-led AIADMK faction. Dhinakaran won the by-elections held in Radha Krishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in December, 2017, under the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol with a margin of over 40,000 votes.last_img read more

Morocco Russia Set to Promote Trade

Rabat  –   Government chief Abdelilah Benkirane talked on Friday with Russia’s Deputy Minister of industry and trade Victor Evtuhov which focused on the means to promote trade between the two countries.Both sides voiced their satisfaction with the friendship and cooperation relations between Morocco and Russia, noting that the strategic partnership between the two countries has been reinforced thanks to the official visit that HM King Mohammed VI paid to the Russian federation, the Head of government’s office said in a statement. The two sides also expressed their common desire to give new impetus to trade between the two countries, the statement added. Talks also focused on the means to boost partnership in several areas, including agriculture, pharmaceutics and transport.Benkirane and Evtuhov expressed the willingness of the governments of both countries to strengthen their contacts and increase exchanges of visits and participation in economic events to promote trade, the source said.With MAP read more

UN opens office to help Central African nations consolidate peace prevent conflict

2 March 2011The United Nations today opened a new political office designed to support the efforts of Central African nations to consolidate peace and prevent conflict, as well as to tackle cross-border challenges such as arms trafficking and organized crime. “The establishment of this office honours the aspirations of the leaders of this sub-region who for years have been seeking a United Nations regional political presence to help address some of the major threats to peace and security in this part of Africa,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said at the inauguration ceremony in Libreville, Gabon. The UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) has an initial mandate of two years and will be headed by a Special Representative, who will be appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It will work closely with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), which comprises Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe.Mr. Pascoe said the establishment of the Office underscores the priority the UN system accords to early warning and early political action as major tools for conflict prevention.“The opening of the UN Office in Central Africa is an investment in prevention rather than cure and is designed to enhance the capacity of sub-regional actors so they can come together in a regional framework to prevent and resolve conflicts,” he stated.UNOCA is the third regional political office set up by the world body to promote preventive diplomacy and assist regions to manage shared problems and crises, and follows the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) and the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).“Within the United Nations, we have been experiencing a rebirth of preventive diplomacy and mediation as a cost-effective option for dealing with crises,” noted Mr. Pascoe, adding that Member States are also renewing their commitment to diplomacy as an instrument for solving problems. read more

Ohio State womens soccer falls to Michigan State 21

Then-OSU freshman forward Nichelle Prince makes a pass during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won 2-1 in OT.Credit: Lantern file photoIn a hectic final minute of play, the Ohio State women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss against Michigan State, 2-1, on Thursday.The Spartans got on the board during the opening minute of the game after junior forward Allyson Krause put in a rebound that slipped past the hands of redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick.OSU tried to respond in the 19th minute with a strike from freshman midfielder Nikki Walts but redshirt-senior goalkeeper Courtney Clem made a diving save to maintain the lead. The Buckeyes came close again in the 43rd when junior forward Katelyn Kraft missed a 15-yard shot wide left.Michigan State held on to enter halftime with a 1-0 lead. The Spartans also held a 10-9 lead in shots while the Buckeyes had a 5-3 lead in shots on goal.OSU came into the second half looking to tie the score but struggled against the Michigan State defense. Sophomore forward Nichelle Prince almost tied the game in the 75th minute but Clem deflected it off the crossbar.In the final minute, a foul against the Spartans gave the Buckeyes a chance with a penalty kick. Senior forward Kayla Varner struck the ball past Clem to even the game, 1-1.Seconds later, senior forward Paige Wester stunned the Buckeyes with a header off a cross from freshman forward Jamie Cheslik. The last-minute shot gave Michigan State the 2-1 victory.OSU ended the game leading 18-17 in shot attempts and 10-5 in shots on goal. The team fell to 5-8-2 overall and 2-5-2 in Big Ten play.Up next for the Buckeyes is a trip to play against No. 24 Michigan.“Obviously we always want to win the Michigan game,” freshman midfielder Sydney Dudley said. “It would be a big momentum booster and also just get our mentality right.”The team is looking forward to the game for the atmosphere surrounding the rivalry and will try to avenge a 2-0 loss against the Wolverines from last season, senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said.“It’s always fun playing Michigan,” Gruber said. “It’s a good environment there and there’ll be a lot of fans and it’ll be fun.”“It’d be a nice little revenge after losing to them there last year,” Varner said. “It’d be nice to go into their home stadium and beat them.”“We thought that we were done with our season after that so that feeling we do not want again,” Gruber added.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Wolverines on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Mich. read more

John Simpson nearly died after allergic reaction

first_imgThe BBC broadcaster John Simpson has been hospitalised after suffering a “rare and deadly” allergic reaction, he has disclosed.Simpson, 72, was taken into hospital in Oxford after suffering a series of health problems including food poisoning and severe digestion.After falling ill, he went on to endure a potentially fatal allergic reaction to his medication which caused further kidney problems.The journalist shared news of the incident on Twitter saying he would “not have survived” the “rare & deadly allergic reaction” if it had not been for the staff at the John Radcliffe hospital, adding he had been brought “back from the brink”. John Simpson with partner Dee Kruger and son Rafe John Simpson takes part in the Great Sport Relief Bake OffCredit:BBC John Simpson takes part in the Great Sport Relief Bake Off His wife Dee Kruger told the Mail on Sunday: ‘It was like a perfect storm.“There was a whole chain of events that meant there was an overreaction on the kidney side which made him seriously ill.“From being mildly unwell the shocking thing was how, in the space of hours, his body went into a kind of acute shock.“Suddenly these guys in the intensive care unit at the Radcliffe were fighting for his life.”center_img John Simpson with partner Dee Kruger and son RafeCredit:Rex At one point, she added, medics had suspected Simpson could have been exposed to radiation from his work in the Middle East, with one allegedly telling her they had been “reaching the limits” of what they could do to treat him.Simpson is now said to be recovering well, telling fans he is “almost back on track”.“Thank heavens for Stuart Mckechnie & the ICU team at the Radcliffe,” he said. “I’d not have survived, due to a rare & deadly allergic reaction.“Still coming to terms w the sheer brilliance of the staff… who saved my life. Time we took #NHS out of politics!”Ms Kruger added: “’As John says, everyone complains about the NHS but, by God, it works.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get our daily news round up: John Gilligan lost his Supreme Court appeal to hold on to assets seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau.RTÉ it announced it will continue to make children’s TV but the station also confirmed an end to comedy show Republic of Telly.A man was killed with a hatchet in a row over a pedigree chihuahua in Meath, a court heard.A Co Clare ‘loner’ avoided jail after posting photos of 19 local teenage girls to a pornographic websiteFormer Irish President Mary Robinson described the new US President Donald Trump as “a bully”.Campaigners are planning to distribute abortion pills to cities and universities around Ireland.A complaint made about sports journalist Eamon Dunphy’s comments on Claire Byrne Live have been rejected.New figures have shown that, despite increasing employment, one in six Irish people are at risk of poverty.Transport Minister Shane Ross said he will not come in with his cheque book to solve the industrial dispute with Bus Éireann.Irish author Sebastian Barry celebrated winning the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award.WORLD No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3217876 Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 8:59 PM Short URL By Rónán Duffy Feb 1st 2017, 8:59 PM Source: BuzzFeed/Twitter In a crazily comprehensive takedown of one of the biggest pop stars of recent years, this Buzzfeed article argues that Taylor Swift has cultivated an image of victimhood to boost her career. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Kayla O’Gorman (7) holds a worm on front of Niamh Race (7) as part of the national Sow & Grow project. Source: Mark Stedman Share Tweet Email1 White House press secretary Sean Spicer answers a question from Natalie Herbick of FOX 8 in Cleveland by using Skype. Source: Carolyn Kaster/PA Images#GETTING OUT: UK MPs have voted for the first stage of a bill that allows PM Theresa May to begin Brexit.#FRNCH ELECTION: Both Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon are facing questions about their finances ahead of the the closely watched French presidential race.#MAKING A MURDERER: US Defence Lawyer Dean Strang was speaking in Dublin today.PARTING SHOT Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday John Gilligan loses case, Meath hatchet killing in court and Trump ‘the bully’. How Taylor Swift played the victim and made her entire careerhttps://t.co/Ob3tcatnLl pic.twitter.com/DnZjJ5OzYh— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 31, 2017 10,749 Views last_img read more

Le propanolol une molécule efficace contre les effets des mauvais souvenirs

first_imgLe propanolol, une molécule efficace contre les effets des mauvais souvenirs ?Des chercheurs français ont mis au point un traitement qui serait capable de réduire les effets émotionnels d’un mauvais souvenir chez les personnes qui souffrent de stress post-traumatique.Les mauvais souvenirs peuvent rendre la vie particulièrement difficile, notamment quand il s’agit de réels traumatismes vécus par les patients et qui restent ancrés dans leur mémoire. Actuellement, ce type de stress post-traumatique reste compliqué à traiter mais des chercheurs pourraient avoir trouver un moyen de rendre les mauvais souvenirs douloureux. Du moins c’est ce qu’a affirmé à la Dépêche du Midi une équipe issue du laboratoire du stress traumatique de Toulouse.Depuis six ans maintenant, ces chercheurs rattachés à l’hôpital de Casselardit, plancheraient sur la mise au point d’un médicament qui serait à base d’une molécule bien particulière, le propanolol. Les scientifiques ont en effet découvert que cette substance utilisée contre les maux de tête, pourrait faire baisser le niveau du stress post-traumatique. Administré par voie orale, le médicament agirait même sur le cerveau au bout de 90 minutes. Les tests menés par les chercheurs ont consisté à donner ce médicament à des patients puis à leur demander de raconter par écrit un souvenir traumatisant en le rédigeant à la première personne. Ce protocole répété au cours de six séances à l’hôpital, en présence d’un médecin, aurait permis une amélioration constante des symptômes de stress post-traumatique. “C’est pénible de venir une fois par semaine pour deux heures à l’hôpital et de se replonger dans ses souvenirs mais, finalement, ça ne l’est pas plus que lorsque l’on est tout seul chez soi et qu’on y pense”, explique à La Dépêche le professeur Philippe Birmes, qui dirige ces travaux. “Plus tard, on pourra envisager de faire prendre ce médicament à domicile et de ne faire venir le patient que dix minutes”.Des souvenirs toujours là mais moins douloureux Comme l’expliquent les chercheurs, le souvenir ne disparaît pas mais les patients ne souffrent plus car leur vivacité émotionnelle est réduite. “Ils ne disparaissent pas. Nous avions effectivement peur au départ que les gens oublient. Ce n’est pas le cas. Mais quand ils repensent au souvenir traumatisant, la vivacité émotionnelle est réduite. Ils conservent le souvenir mais n’en souffrent plus”, souligne le médecin. À ce jour, une quarantaine de patients dans le monde en aurait bénéficié et, en France, des essais cliniques ont été menés avec huit patients traumatisés suite à l’explosion de l’usine AZF, le 21 septembre 2001. “Ils présentaient des troubles post-traumatiques aussi sévères en 2007 qu’en 2001 et avaient appris à vivre avec cette pathologie en limitant certaines activités pour ne pas se replonger dans des souvenirs visuels, olfactifs ou sonores. Certains évitaient les conversations, les trajets automobiles, d’autres avaient peur de tout et restaient enfermés… C’est beaucoup de détresse émotionnelle”, explique le médecin cité par la Dépêche.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les sujets ont ainsi divisé en plusieurs groupes : les huit qui prenaient le propanolol et 25 qui étaient simplement suivis pendant six mois. Chez les huit traités, grâce au propranolol, “on a constaté la baisse des symptômes de stress post-traumatique : transpiration, troubles du sommeil, sursauts exagérés… Certains refont des courses, bricolent à nouveau”, commente Philippe Birmes. “Nous sommes en phase de recherche mais on y croit beaucoup”, ajoute t-il.Un médicament peu cher et rapidement efficace Le propranolol serait d’autant plus intéressant qu’il s’agit d’un “médicament qui n’est pas cher et les effets sont là en six séances”. Pour le chercheur “les thérapies comportementales et cognitives sont plus longues et non remboursées tandis que les antidépresseurs endorment seulement le stress”. Il existe toutefois encore une autre technique appelée l’EMDR (Désensibilisation et Reprogrammation par Mouvement des Yeux) qui a également montré son efficacité.  Le 19 mars 2013 à 19:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Report Today could be Fabregas last Chelsea match

first_imgAccording to Sky Sports, the match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup will be the last for the Spaniard before he moves to Monaco.Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has played for the world’s top teams: Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea.The Arenys de Mar native played with the Gunners from 2003 to 2011, he then moved to Barcelona from 2011 to 2014.He has played with the Blues since 2014, but today’s match against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round seems to be his last game.At least according to Sky Sports, who have reported France Ligue 1 team Monaco is close to agreeing to a January transfer.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“In this position, we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me, it would be really a problem without Cesc,” Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sports recently.“I want him to stay, I don’t know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.”“But for me, it’s very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it’s not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player,” Sarri explained.“And I think that in the market it’s very difficult to find a player with his characteristics.”last_img read more

Countys E coli response questioned

first_imgThe aunt of 4-year-old Ronan Wilson, who died April 8 after contracting E. coli at his Hazel Dell in-home day care, said Wednesday she wants to know why the Clark County Department of Health did not let the public know about the outbreak until the day after Ronan died. Savenia Falquist also questions why the day care children and their siblings continued attending school, possibly putting other children at risk, and why the health department did not at least alert health care providers about the outbreak.When Ronan’s mother first took him to a doctor on March 29, the doctor did not think it was necessary to test for E. coli and diagnosed Ronan with the flu. Other parents of children at the day care have said they initially had difficulty getting doctors to approve a stool test, the only way to test for E. coli.Falquist told Clark County commissioners at their monthly Board of Health meeting Wednesday that she’s trying to educate herself on the county’s policies for informing the public about communicable diseases.“The intention is not to go after a county department that’s funded by the public,” Falquist said after the meeting. “What I really want to do is rule out complacency.”last_img read more

Students return to class after shooting rampage

first_imgGOLETA, Calif. — Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six students and their assailant dead and 13 others injured in nearby Isla Vista.Some people were eager to resume academic routines in the closing days of the quarter. Others still struggled to cope with the tragedy.“It’s kind of a relief to get back together with other people, and to see what the professors have to say,” said Kelly Frances Dilnessa, 23, of Oroville. “Sometimes you’re walking down the street and you feel like giving everybody a hug.”Some students yelled at reporters to go home or cursed them, but many politely declined to speak as they rushed to class after the holiday weekend and Tuesday’s suspension of classes for a memorial observance.Three students were stabbed to death, three were fatally shot, and 13 others were wounded Friday night in the attack by Elliot Rodger, 22, a community college student who had posted an Internet video outlining his plan to slaughter as many people as possible.Rodger had legally obtained three semi-automatic handguns and still had 400 unspent rounds of ammunition when he shot himself to death, authorities said.Sharon Tam, a sociology major from El Monte, said it was a depressing situation.“I just feel like more insecure, I guess. And I really feel unsafe walking around IV,” she said, referring to Isla Vista, the unincorporated off-campus community where many students live.last_img read more

High On Fire Win Best Metal Performance For Electric Messiah 2019 GRAMMYs

first_img Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? High On Fire wins Best Metal Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 5:55 pm High On Fire won Best Metal Performance for “Electric Messiah” at the  61st GRAMMY Awards.”Wow what a trip. I guess first thing I’d like to do is thank these guys,” front man Mike Pike said looking at his band members, Des Kensel and Jeff Matz. “We never really needed an award for doing what we loved 21 years later, finally got this. Thank you to the Academy.”Between The Buried And Me (“Condemned To The Gallows”), Deafheaven (“Honeycomb”), Trivium (“Betrayer”), and Underoath (“On My Teeth”) were the other nominees in the category.  2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet High On Fire Win Best Metal Performance high-fire-win-best-metal-performance-electric-messiah-2019-grammys Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 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Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallerylast_img read more

Most Followed Growth Hacker Rohan Chaubey Is Redefining Startup Marketing

first_imgAngelList CEO Naval Ravikant famously said, “It’s never been easier to start a company. It’s never been harder to build one.”There’s more opportunity out there than ever before, which helps to offset the competition. History shows us that as competition increases, so does available opportunity. There’s plenty of space for new innovation especially for the new age digital companies.The startup growth marketing is always innovating. What helped unicorns like UBER get initial traction won’t help other early stage startups grow. That’s why growth hacking is catching popularity in the startup ecosystem.When asked what is Growth Hacking, Rohan Chaubey, the international bestselling author of ‘The Growth Hacking Book’ replied, “Growth Hacking is conducting growth experiments across various growth channels to discover measurable + scalable + repeatable processes that deliver predictable results to grow an important metric (North Star Metric) for a business. Growth Hackers are technical marketers which may or may not know how to code”.IBM and Twitter’s partner product Audiense.com ranks Rohan as India’s most-followed Growth Hacker. He has grown his social media community to about 250000 followers organically in record time.Rohan has a proven track record of making content go viral on social media. One of his SlideShares attracted 100000+ views within 12 hours, which shows his virality.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Speeding Is Now Causing About The Same Number Of Crashes As Drunk

first_img Gail Delaughter Traffic on the Katy Freeway feeder road.According to the study from the National Transportation Safety Board, about 27% of crashes around the U.S. can now be blamed on speeding.  That’s not much less than the 29% that result from driving drunk.Kara Macek with the Governors Highway Safety Association says speeding just doesn’t have the same social stigma.“Of course if you’re going 90, 100 miles per hour that may raise some eyebrows,” adds Macek. “But by and large people do it.”To get people to slow down, the NTSB study says there has to be more enforcement. That includes things like speed cameras which are currently banned here in Texas.Macek says road design can also encourage people to drive too fast.“We’ve kind of designed and engineered our roadways into a system that prioritizes moving vehicles very quickly,” explains Macek. “And not necessarily taking into account the vulnerable road users — bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycles.”According to TxDOT’s figures from 2016, there were close to 28,000 crashes around the state where drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Speed was a factor in over 26,000 crashes.  00:00 /01:05 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Tamang files nomination as Independent candidate

first_imgDarjeeling: Former GTA chairman Binay Tamang filed his nomination as an Independent candidate backed by the GJM (Binay Tamang faction) and the Trinamool Congress, for the Darjeeling Assembly by-election.Incidentally, the Calcutta High Court had ruled on Wednesday that both the Binay and Bimal factions of GJM can field candidates for the elections, but the candidates will have to contest as Independents. A GJM-TMC road show with Tamang culminated near the District Collectorate in Darjeeling, following which he filed his nomination. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLater while talking to media persons, Tamang said: “I am no more a Chowkidar (guard). Many have claimed that in greed of the chair. On Thursday, I resigned from the capacity of chairman, Board of Administrators, GTA, for the benefit of the Hill masses.” Tamang stated that in his 17 months in office, he realised that there were many problems that plagued the Hills. “Out of these problems we sorted many out but we also realised that many were not within our jurisdiction and required intervention of the state government. It is then we realised that coordination and sound relation with the state government is required for the Hills to progress. Owing to this, my party decided that I should contest. I will be the bridge between the Hills and the state government,” he added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe said issues like handing out land documents (patta) and filling up vacancies in the GTA and government offices would require the state government’s intervention. “87.2% people in the Hills do not have land documents. If elected, I will work to ensure that people living in tea gardens, cinchona plantations, DI fund land and forest villages all get pattas,” assured Tamang. It may be recalled that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a campaign rally at Suri on Thursday, had stated that the party will extend full support to Tamang. Meanwhile, GNLF spokesperson Niraj Zimba has been fielded as the BJP candidate. He will be backed by GNLF and the Bimal faction of GJM.last_img read more

Fire on HIDCO land at New Town

first_imgKolkata: Some people set the grass on fire on a vacant plot belonging to the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) in New Town.Two fire tenders fought the blaze for two hours before brining it under control. No one was injured in the incident. Senior Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation officials said some people might have set the grass on fire to prepare fodder. People saw smoke coming out of the vacant plot situated close to the Mother’s Wax Museum near Pancha More around 10.30 am. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDue to the thick smoke the visibility dropped and cars coming towards Kolkata were diverted as the divers could not see anything. The smoke which was carried by wind affected people,particularly the elderly ones, who complained of breathing difficulty and burning sensation in the eyes. Local people informed the police and fire brigade. The police cordoned off the area to facilitate fire fighters to put out the flame. Local people alleged that some people staying in the nearby villages often set the grass on vacant land on fire. However, they could not be caught as they leave the area after setting the grass on fire. On earlier occasions, the quantum of fire was not so intense but the intensity of the fire that broke on Thursday was so high that it affected the residents of nearby buildings badly. They demanded action against the habitual offenders.last_img read more

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Deadly snake caught in Lupin Avenue

first_imgA Mozambique Spitting Cobra was captured in Lupin Avenue on Tuesday night. Streets residents Mr and Mrs Singh saw the snake during the day outside their yard and then it was spotted again at night. Mr Singh kept a close eye on the serpent to make sure he knew where it was at all times.The Singhs contacted the Ladysmith snake removal team, with snake expert Eugene Jonck responding.At the time, Mr and Mrs Singh did not know what kind of snake was right on their doorstep. Snake expert Eugene quickly identified the species as a Mozambique Spitting Cobra, which is highly venomous. This Cobra can be distinguished by the black bands under the neck.Eugene put on his snake mask to avoid being spat in the eyes, as a Mozambique Spitting Cobra is able to spit accurately into a person’s eyes from up to three metres away. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Cobra was skilfully caught and put safely into a bucket, where it could not harm anyone. The Singhs could then breathe easy in the knowledge that the snake was no longer in close proximity, knowing how dangerous the reptile was and what could have happened if it had bitten someone.‘We were worried about the children living in our area, who could have been harmed,” said Mr Singh.The snake was safely relocated away from town so as not to come in contact with people.Being this time of year, with winter approaching, people should be careful of snakes as they are on the move for food so they can fatten up before brumating (hibernating) during the winter months, according to snake expert Fanie Cilliers.last_img read more