Advice for Parents re Sex Ed in Schools

first_imgQuestion:What can you do if, for example, your child comes home from school and says that they are having to read books or watch DVD’s about ‘yucky sex stuff’, and/or promoting same-sex marriage, or groups like Rainbow Youth or Family Planning are coming to the school to do a presentation?(If you are unaware of the material that Rainbow Youth and Family Planning encourage your children to view and listen to, watch this important presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IeKSCHXs-0 )Answer:The Education Act 1989 (as quoted below) says you can withdraw your children from these sessions!Note: This doesn’t apply to integrated schools – (probably the reason you have your child in an integrated school in the first place!)Read the Legislation: EDUCATION ACT 198925A Release from tuition on religious or cultural grounds(1) A student aged 16 and above, or the parent of a student aged under 16, may ask the principal to release the student from tuition in a particular class or subject.(1A) A request under subsection (1) must be made in writing, and at least 24 hours before the start of the tuition.(1B) This section applies only to students enrolled at a State school that is not an integrated school.(2) Unless satisfied that—(a) the parent or student (as the case may be) has asked because of sincerely held religious or cultural views; and(b) the student will be adequately supervised (whether within or outside the school) during the tuition,—the principal shall not release the student.(3) Upon receiving a request from a parent under subsection (1), the principal must, before agreeing to release the student, take all reasonable steps to find out the student’s views on the matter.(4) Subject to subsection (2), the principal shall release the student from the tuition and (if the student is to be supervised outside the school) let the student leave the school during the tuition unless satisfied, in the light of—(a) the student’s age, maturity, and ability to formulate and express views; and(b) any views the student has expressed,—that it is inappropriate to do so.READ THE LEGISLATION25AA Release from tuition in specified parts of health curriculum (1) The parent of a student enrolled at any State school may ask the principal in writing to ensure that the student is excluded from tuition in specified parts of the health curriculum related to sexuality education and, on receipt of such a request, the principal must ensure that—(a) the student is excluded from the relevant tuition; and(b) the student is supervised during that tuition.(2) Nothing in subsection (1) requires a principal to ensure that a student who is to be excluded from tuition in specified parts of the health curriculum related to sexuality education is excluded at any other time while a teacher deals with a question raised by another student that relates to the specified part of the curriculum.READ THE LEGISLATION  and seek legal advice if you need further clarification.last_img read more

Dominica Police confirms death of hairdresser who collapsed last Friday

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica Police confirms death of hairdresser who collapsed last Friday by: – January 24, 2012 Sharing is caring! 84 Views   6 comments Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Judith Casimir-Shillingford. Photo credit: Facebook.The Dominica Police Force through its Public Relations Officer has confirmed the death of 38 year old Judith Casimir-Shillingford who collapsed last week Friday.Dominica Vibes News reported on Friday 20th January, 2012 that a hairdresser died suddenly in what appeared to be bizarre circumstances. The report further stated that Judith Casimir Shillingford was at the time treating a customer’s hair when she collapsed and never regained consciousness. Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Police Force, Sergeant Kenth Matthew has confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Shillingford was pronounced dead about 3:20 pm on Friday 20th January, 2012 at the Princess Margaret Hospital.“At 3pm on Friday 20th January, 2012 a 38 year old hair stylist and manicurist Judith Casimir-Shillingford of Cornwall Street collapsed suddenly as she worked at her saloon at the Prevost Cinemall. She was swiftly taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital at 3:20 pm a doctor there pronounced her dead after an examination.”According to Sergeant Matthew, Shillingford’s body has been secured at the Princess Margaret Hospital Mortuary pending a post-mortem investigation, the results of which will form part of a Coroner’s Inquiry.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Hisense partners Paris Saint-Germain in multi-year global sponsorship

first_img Source: Hisense Reputable electronic and home appliances company Hisense has today partnered internationally renowned football side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as their latest global sponsor in a multi-year partnership.Hisense has been creating award winning home appliances and consumer electronics sold globallyOver the last 51 years, Hisense has been credited with an award winning home appliances and consumer electronics sold globally.Indeed, the new partnership will highlight Hisense’s mission to enhance the viewing experience for football fans around the world and will see them working alongside the club to showcase their range of products.With ground-breaking technology in TV and home appliances, Hisense is perfectly positioned to enable the best home viewing experience for Paris Saint-Germain fans.As well as seeing the Hisense brand and product range showcased to huge audiences in the Parc des Princes stadium and around the world, via broadcast, digital and social channels, the partnership will also see Hisense provide a wide range of innovative products to the club to support its needs across its various facilities, including its new training centre.And to management of Hisense Ghana, the deal is a welcoming news which will urge them go the extra mile by way of offering high quality products and services to their numerous consumers across the globe.Alex Zhu, the president of Hisense International, said, “We are excited to team up with Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most successful and fastest growing clubs in the world.They have always pursued breakthroughs in technology and innovation in everything that they do, which coincides perfectly with Hisense’s mission of “pursuing scientific and technological innovation and bringing happiness to millions of families.“ We believe that through this partnership, we can create the best possible at home viewing experience for Paris Saint-Germain and its fans throughout the world.”Chief Partnerships Officer at Paris Saint-Germain Marc Armstrong commented: “We are delighted to welcome Hisense to the Paris Saint-Germain family and to be partnering with such a world-leading consumer electronics and home appliances company.“It will provide an excellent opportunity to reach and interact with our fans across the world via the creation of powerful experiences and opportunities and we look forward to helping Hisense achieve its global ambitions.”Sébastien WASELS, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Paris Saint-Germain added, “We are proud to be working with such a leading global brand from Asia Pacific. This is a meaningful partnership for the club, demonstrating our growing commitment to the region.“We are looking forward to bringing the Paris Saint-Germain experience into more people’s homes around the world. Together with Hisense, we will also come closer to our fans in China where the Hisense headquarters are located.”Today’s announcement builds on Hisense’s continued commitment to sport through sponsorship of major sporting properties around the globe, including the partnership with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, Formula One Red Bull racing and Australia Open.The sponsorship celebrates Hisense’s presence on the world stage, with the products exported to over 160 countries and regions.Paris Saint-Germain and Hisense have been at the forefront of innovation in recent years, with the two brands now working together to bring high quality entertainment into people’s homes.About HisenseFounded in 1969, Hisense is headquartered in Qingdao, China. In the past 51 years, Hisense has always adhered to the core values of “Integrity, Innovation, Customer Focus, and Sustainability”.The business covers areas including multimedia, home appliances, IT intelligent information and modern service industries.The company is a leading TV brand worldwide and a market leader in China, South Africa and Australia. Hisense has built 54 overseas companies and offices, and 14 high-end international production facilities in China, Europe, Central America and South Africa.Hisense also has 17 research and development centers worldwide with the sole aim of delivering first-rate and high-quality products that improve the lives of consumers.About Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-Germain football club was created in 1970. Since QSI’s purchase of the club in 2011, it has transformed to become one of the top football clubs and global sports brands in the world. -Paris Saint-Germain is connected with Paris, which is at the heart of the organization, under the philosophy of one unique city, one unique club.The club has since then won 18 trophies in only seven years, 43 in its history, becoming the most successful football club in France. Paris Saint-Germain has attracted many great players including Ronaldinho, Beckham, Ibrahimovic, and currently Neymar and Mbappé, both ranked amongst the top 4 players in the world. The international popularity of the club never stops growing. It is now the one of the most followed club in the world, expanding from zero to a community over 90 million social media followers in just seven years. It has opened international offices in Doha, New York and Singapore. The pioneering sports club which now includes men’s football, women’s football, handball and judo added esports in 2016. Giving back to the community is fundamental to the club who has drastically increased the capacity of its Foundation to develop large and efficient programs. Among numerous projects, the Red & Blue School project allows the Paris Saint-Germain to serve underprivileged youth.last_img read more

Letterkenny Credit Union urges parents to shun moneylenders at back-to-school time

first_imgA new, national survey has identified a rise in the number of parents in debt due to back-to-school related costs.Well over a third of parents in Ireland (36%) now say they are getting into debt trying to cope with costs at back-to-school time.This compares with 29% who reported being in debt last year. The worrying findings were revealed in the study commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions. More than two thirds of parents in the study also said that they found back-to-school costs a financial burden. Nearly half (46%) said meeting costs was their biggest back-to-school related worry.Close to one third of parents said they would be forced to deny their children certain school items this year because they could not afford them. Extracurricular activities and new school shoes were amongst the items to be cut from the budget this year.Reacting to the findings, Gordon Randles, CEO of Letterkenny Credit Union said that the credit union is all too aware of the struggle for parents this time of year. “We do see parents approaching us around this time of year requesting assistance with either budgeting or saving for the back-to-school spend, or with taking out a loan to see them through.“It’s understandable that back-to-school costs are seen as a financial burden for so many when parents are paying out €999 for every primary school child, and over €1,300 for every secondary school child in their household. “At Letterkenny Credit Union, we offer a special Back to School loan with an affordable APR rate of 7.2%*. The loan is typically approved within 24 hours and there are no hidden transaction fees or charges. As always, we are happy to work with parents to structure repayments in a way that suits their individual circumstances.”One concern for the credit union was the finding that, of those parents who said they were getting into debt, more than a quarter (27%) said they had turned to a moneylender in an effort to cope with back-to-school costs. This was a noticeable increase on the 20% last year who had opted for a moneylender.Commenting on this finding, Gordon said, “I would really encourage these parents to reconsider approaching a moneylender, some of whom charge APR rates as high as 188%**.“This can lead to a recurring cycle of unnecessary debt and panic borrowing.  Our welcoming staff are always on hand in the credit union to talk through borrowing options with any parent in the local community who might need assistance, whether they be a new or existing member, and equally if they have never dealt with the credit union before.“We are more than happy to assist anyone who might need a little extra financial assistance at this time of year.” * For a €1000, 1-year variable interest rate loan with 12 monthly repayments of €86.52, an interest Rate of 6.95%, a representative APR of 7.2%, the total amount payable by the member is €1038.23. Information correct as at 16/07/2019.** Central Bank of Ireland Register of Moneylenders, July 2018.-ENDS-For further information please visit our website: www.letterkennycu.ie or contact Letterkenny Credit Union on 0749102126 or email [email protected] Letterkenny Credit Union urges parents to shun moneylenders at back-to-school time was last modified: August 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Doomed Worlds: Planets Seen Disrupting, Not Forming

first_imgMuch as astrobiologists would like to see the birth of a new planet, the ones we observe seem to be dying, not being born.“Newly found planet may turn into dust,” reads a headline on NASA’s Astrobiology Net.  This does not bode well for any inhabitants the astrobiologists would like to meet.  Echoing a press release from MIT, the article described how a planet around a star 1,500 light-years away appears to have a comet-like tail, evidence of a cloud of dust following the planet as it disintegrates.  The press release includes a 40-second animation of how the “doomed world” is shedding its material, and ends with this statement:“This might be another way in which planets are eventually doomed,” says Fabrycky, who was not involved in the research. “A lot of research has come to the conclusion that planets are not eternal objects, they can die extraordinary deaths, and this might be a case where the planet might evaporate entirely in the future.”PhysOrg today described another place where planets are doomed.  Too remote to be observed directly, this system’s dust disk appears to be tugged at by a black hole at the galactic center.  No need to worry about the inhabitants there; there aren’t any.  “Yet, even if planets do form, living near a supermassive black hole is still not a hospitable place for life,” the article said.  “The extreme amounts of UV radiation emitted as the black hole devours gas and dust is likely to sterilize the region.”As referenced in the May 14 entry, New Scientist warned that dust disks around stars can no longer be assumed as planet maternity wards.  “Dust rings not ‘smoking gun’ for planets after all,” wrote Maggie McKee.  (Sorry for the unfortunate mixed metaphors; the thought of a smoking gun in a maternity ward may be disturbing – unless nothing was being born there in the first place.)  The dust surrounding a star can form sharply-defined rings without congealing into a paradise for aliens.Astrobiologists and planet hunters have a new worry announced in Nature today:1 “Startling superflares.” Bradley Schaefer, referencing a study done by the Kepler Spacecraft team published in the same issue of Nature,2 said, “Stars that are just like our Sun have flares more than a million times more energetic than the biggest flare ever seen on the Sun.”  A couple of minutes of exposure to one of these flares would doom the Earth, but some of these flares from other sun-like stars can last for half a day or several days.  The astronomers found no correlation of superflares with hot Jupiters or with rotation rates, leaving them clueless about the causes of the flares.Statistically, superflares are not common on sun-like stars.  Nevertheless, our sun is special, as Schaefer explained:The possibility that the Sun has superflares is not realized. Historical and geophysical records show that the Sun has not had any superflares in the past two millennia, and no superflares with more than roughly 1036 erg for perhaps a billion years. Maehara et al. show that only 0.2% of Sun-like stars have superflares, so it is unlikely that the Sun has such events. With their average rate of occurrence (once every 100 days for 1035-erg flares) and their observed size distribution (with a power-law index of roughly −2.0), the expected frequency of 1032-erg flares on all superflare stars should be very high. In stark contrast to this, the Sun has one 1032-erg event roughly every 450 years and so is completely different from superflare stars.While recognizing the deadly force of a superflare, Schaefer exercised a vivid imagination by thinking of ways they might be good for evolution:Superflares have implications far beyond being just a challenge for stellar physics. If a superflare’s energy is linked to the orbital energy of a hot Jupiter, then three events a year on the star would make its planetary companion spiral in towards it on a timescale of a billion years. The huge energy output of superflares could make any planets around the star uninhabitable for far-future human colonization, and astrobiologists will have to consider the effect of the superflares on possible alien life. Superflares might provide the high-energy radiation required to create organic molecules, so perhaps superflare systems are a good place to look for alien life that has evolved to avoid the effects of the huge flares.1. Bradley Schaefer, “Startling superflares,” Nature 485 (24 May 2012), pp. 456–457, doi:10.1038/nature11194.2. Maehera et al., “Superflares on solar-type stars,” Nature 485 (24 May 2012), doi:10.1038/nature11063.Preach it, Bradley; Darwin comes to the rescue to create aliens that evolve the ability to avoid being fried to a crisp.  Why not test your idea by looking for imaginary friends on Venus or the Sun?The findings do not support the bottom-up view that everything emerges from nothing.  Instead, they are consistent with the top-down view of the universe: the universe, stars and planets were created perfect and are degenerating under entropy.  Planets and stars are not being formed now; they are disrupting and getting fried.  Were it not for providential design of our star and planet, it could happen to us, too.The findings are also consistent with the Privileged Planet hypothesis of Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez, that our planet was designed for life and for scientific discovery.  The only place in the universe we know about where sentient beings can observe distant stars and see that they have superflares is Earth.  Those same beings can notice that our sun is remarkably stable and life-sustaining.Intelligent design, of course, is not at all surprising to Biblical creationists who read the words of Isaiah, revealing God’s purpose in making the Earth:For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.  (Isaiah 45:18)With great privilege comes great responsibility, as the Lord, speaking through Isaiah, continued in the next verses (referring back to Genesis 1 as His revelation):Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.   I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.  Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.  (Isaiah 45:21-24) (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

BJP leader’s MLA son arrested after assaulting official, denied bail

first_imgBJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son — and the party’s MLA in Madhya Pradesh — was on June 26 arrested for attacking a civic body official with a cricket bat, after a heated argument over a demolition drive.A local court rejected Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya’s bail plea and he was sent to jail in the evening, an official said.A video of the assault went viral on social media, after which police filed an FIR against Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya and 10 others in connection with the assault, an official said.Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya went about beating up the officer even as media persons surrounded him with cameras and recorded the entire incident.Justifying his action, Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya said, “In the BJP, we have been taught, pehle aavedan, phir nivedan aur phir danadan. (first request and then attack).”Eyewitnesses said the locals were protesting against razing of a house when Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya, who was a part of the protest, warned the civic body staff of consequences if they do not leave the spot.His supporters even removed the keys of the earth moving machine brought in to carry out the demolition, they said.Amid a heated exchange, Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya brought out a cricket bat and started hitting an officer who was talking on his mobile phone. The MLA’s supporters also attacked the officer and abused him while police personnel tried to bring the situation under control.Municipal employees stop workSoon after the incident, Indore Municipal Corporation employees held a demonstration by stopping their work.Mr. Akash Vijayvargiya said some civic officials were razing even those houses which are in good condition, by declaring them as dilapidated.“This is a conspiracy between owners of the houses and officials. They want to raze the houses so that leaders of the ruling Congress can take possession of the land,” he said.Condemning the assault, State Congress spokesperson Neelabh Shukla said, “The lawmaker himself has broken the law.The incident has exposed the real face of the BJP.”last_img read more

Throwback Thursday: When Barry Refused a Record at Kansas State

first_imgBarry Sanders rushed 37 times for 320 yards and three TDs in 1988 at Kansas State as Oklahoma State thrashed the Wildcats 45-27. The Cowboys have beaten KSU just once in Manhattan since that game. It was a special game, too, as Mike Gundy and Pat Jones recall.“It was another man among boys deal,” said Pat Jones. “It was always big when Barry went back to Kansas. Because more of his family was around him. He is a native of Kansas. Once it started with him, he just literally ran wild.”Barry’s numbers are astonishing no matter how you look at them, but Gundy said what left a lasting impression on him that day was something Barry didn’t do.How good was Barry Sanders?2016 #okstate team: 304 rushes for 1,091 yards1988 Barry: 373 rushes for 2,850 yards— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 3, 2016“In the middle of the third quarter there were 8-10 minutes left,” said Gundy. “We were way ahead, and they came over and told him if he went back out he could break George Rogers rushing record at South Carolina.”Note: I don’t know what record Gundy is talking about here. Rogers didn’t even hold the single-game record at his own school much less the NCAA. And Sanders had already surpassed Rogers’ best single-game total by 80 yards. Maybe it was a single-season mark? Rogers ran for 1,894 yards in 1980, but that certainly wasn’t a NCAA record. Anyway …“We were so far ahead he said he didn’t want to go back in the game, just let the other guys play,” added Gundy. “Records didn’t mean anything to him. Individual accomplishments weren’t important to him.“All he had to do was go back out for one more series and he would have gained another 50 or 60 years because they hadn’t been able to tackle him the entire game. He didn’t even go back out or he would have broken George Rogers’ record at that time.”The highlights are amazing. The GIFs even better. Hopefully it’s a Throwback Thursday that will stir OSU’s chances in Manhattan this weekend a little bit. It is 1-8 since that day. 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

Daily Mullets (December 15)

first_imgTV ratings for OU and OSU football telecasts are down significantly since 2013, the highest-rated season in recent years. Early kickoffs and FS1 telecasts have hindered the school’s ratings. OSU’s average rating in kickoffs before noon this season, excluding Bedlam, was 12.7. The Cowboys’ four FS1 telecasts averaged just 11.4. FS1, which launched in August 2013, is in fewer homes than ESPN and ESPN2 and is generally not competitive with those networks in the ratings. [NewsOK]The Thunder also likely play a role here (you only have so much screen time in you, right?), but this will also be part of the narrative when The Ringer publishes a 16,000-word oral history of the Big 12’s demise in eight years.Kansas on Thanksgiving?Berry Tramel notes that while all the 2017 Big 12 games are currently slated on Saturdays, some of them could potentially be moved, including OSU-Kansas.The  Nov. 25 games that could be moved a day earlier, to Thanksgiving Friday, are West Virginia at OU, Kansas at OSU, Baylor at TCU, Iowa State at Kansas State and Texas Tech at Texas. The Longhorns for many years have reestablished their tradition of playing on Thanksgiving night or Thanksgiving Friday. [NewsOK]Sitting for four hours in the freezing cold the day after Thanksgiving to watch OSU-Kansas?Colorado DC hired to OregonColorado is losing the leader of its best unit right before the bowl game.Leavitt joined Mike MacIntyre’s Colorado staff before the 2015 season. In MacIntyre’s first two seasons at Colorado, the Buffaloes had gone 6-18 and allowed 38.6 points per game. Then Leavitt showed up to fix the defense, and his presence paid dividends right away. [CBS Sports]Also, this is nuts.How great a job did Jim Leavitt do at CU? Buffs ranked No. 8 in fewest yds per play. 2 years ago, before Leavitt arrived, CU ranked No. 120.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 14, 2016Highlights from last night.More PFBSpencer Sanders junior highlights.More Stuff I’m ReadingEvan McMullin on the Keeping it 1600 pod was great … A look at OSU’s early enrollees … Five thoughts on OSU’s win over APB … Notebook on the APB game … OSU jumps to No. 21 in 2017 basketball recruiting rankings. 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. Where does Vegas rank Oklahoma State?Barely in the top 25.While analytics certainly affects the betting markets in 2016, the closing spreads also consider a vast array of subjective knowledge about football. People who invest in the betting markets watch football and make the appropriate adjustments. This inclusion of subjective knowledge is most interesting in evaluating teams like Penn State who have greatly exceeded their preseason expectation. We’ll see how the Nittany Lions rank below. [Football Study Hall]Vegas also has Penn State at No. 20. I vote that we start using this method to determine our playoff teams because why not?OU’s prioritiesAn evisceration.Do I think David Boren hates women? No. Do I think Joe Castiglione hates women? Bob Stoops? No and no. But they’re doing a damn poor job of showing people how they really feel. Instead, they’re sending a message to all women that is so clear it might as well be on the giant new video board everyone is so proud of. We. Don’t. Care. [OU Daily]I still think Mike Gundy booting Tyreek as soon as he found out the details is one of his most underrated great moves.The Best Big 12 performances of 2016No. 5 on the list is Mason Rudolph against WVU.This wasn’t Rudolph’s highest-graded game, or even his second-highest. But it makes it this high on the list because of the opponent. West Virginia was unbeaten going into this game and had gotten that record by shutting down opponents’ passing attacks. All Rudolph did was go 26-for-32 on aimed passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns in leading his team to a 37-20 victory. He didn’t make a single dangerous pass all game. In fact, of those 32 aimed throws he was only downgraded on a single one, missing in front of his receiver. He picked apart the Mountaineers when they blitzed him, completing 12-of-17 passes for 130 yards and all three touchdowns. [PFF]I would have ranked his Kansas State game ahead of this, but he was pretty awesome on Homecoming.TV Unkind to Bedlam foesSome pretty startling numbers here for OSU and OU.last_img read more

What Chuba Hubbard Will Bring to Oklahoma State: His Take

first_imgPlay as a true freshmanHelp lead Oklahoma State to a Big 12 titleChase Justice Hill and the records he’s breaking.I admire Justice Hill a lot and I’m really excited to be able to learn from him and hopefully be mentored by him.KB: There’s a lot of football players who have done track as well at OSU. Are you still planning to do both in Stillwater? And how do you think track helps prepare you / give you an edge as a football player?Chuba: Yes I still am planning to do both! I actually have 2 friends on the track team that I’ve known for awhile! I think track gives me my “self drive” in a sense. In track it’s individual, it’s all about how much work you put in and I think that’s what gives me that edge. Not knowing how far I can go but knowing there is a chance, and obviously it plays apart with the speed and keeping me in shape. They both correspond to each other! The two best sports!Hubbard says he is making his official visit to Stillwater next weekend.For those interested, you can follow him on twitter here. Oklahoma State loses the veteran presence of Chris Carson, Rennie Childs, and Barry J. Sanders this offseason. Outside of freshman all-american Justice Hill making his return as the starter, there is plenty of playing time readily available in 2017.Enter Chuba Hubbard, the Canadian speedster and four-star prospect who has been committed to OSU since May. I caught up with him earlier this week to talk about some of his traits he brings to the table, when he’ll be on campus, and more.Check out the full transcript below.KB: What is Oklahoma State getting with Chuba Hubbard?Chuba: The player OSU is getting is one that isn’t just coming to make a difference in himself, but also a difference in Oklahoma State, their program, and people.But on the field wise: They’re getting a versatile player. A playmaker. You know everyone talks about my speed, but in my senior season, I worked more on key things to prepare for Oklahoma State, like switching the ball, running harder, hands, etc. Now I feel I can break those long runs but when you need me on the third-and-3, I’ll be able to get that. I’m planning to come in around 205 pounds and after this track year I’m hoping to come in faster than ever.I’m confident in my work effort and believe I can make a big impact for Oklahoma State.KB: When will you be on campus to officially start school? And what are your personal expectations as a freshman of yourself?Chuba: It really depends on what happens with track! Could be June or earlier (before he makes it to Stillwater), maybe even later than June.I have three main goals 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

12 days agoGuivarc’h hails France matchwinner Giroud

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Guivarc’h hails France matchwinner Giroudby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench World Cup winner Stéphane Guivarc’h praised matchwinner Olivier Giroud yesterday.The Chelsea striker hit the only goal of their Euros qualifying win over Iceland.And ex-Newcastle forward said: “He plays little in England. 17 minutes last month and yet he gives (France coach Didier) Deschamps the confidence that he gives him. “He was great in fighting spirit and had the talent to turn the penalty. “Congratulations to him.” last_img read more