ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Fans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It may be June, but Ohio State and Michigan are in mid-season form in the trash talk department. Saturday night, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, taking exception to what appears to be a recruiting pamphlet produced by Michigan, blasted the Wolverines on Twitter. Smith, who is clearly ticked off that Michigan is is promoting its assistant coach Jedd Fisch as a better alternative for recruits to develop under, fired back, boasting about Ohio State’s three victories in a row over the Wolverines.Smith also predicted a fourth straight victory and posted a photo of all of the rings he’s won in his coaching years. It’s strong.U mad bro?? #LevelsToThis #IfTheyAintHatingYouAintPoppin pic.twitter.com/QhnJceNL4W— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015@CoachZachSmith that’s all they got?!— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) June 7, 2015Check my Resume… And if it’s confusing… Check my live resume next November. It will be the same resume as the last 3 Novembers.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Back to my regularly scheduled Saturday… #ThisAintWhatYouWant #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/6bxT0IoN3E— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Jim Harbaugh and his staff certainly aren’t bowing down to Ohio State. But the Wolverines may want to win a few games before they start comparing anything between the two schools.
APTN National NewsTo this day, the Mohawk uprising of 1990 is an inspiration for Indigenous resistance.It’s also inspired countless works of art.A new exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Oka crisis has gone on display in Kanesatake.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.
CALGARY, A.B. – Albertans dealing with steep discount prices for oil produced in the province expressed frustration Thursday with Ottawa’s fiscal update that they say offered little acknowledgment of pain being felt in the oilpatch.But Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in Ottawa the federal government is aware of the “acute issue” of a glut of oil in Alberta that exceeds export pipeline and rail capacity and pledged to be “relentlessly focused” on long-term solutions.Despite increases in world oil prices over the past year, prospects for more activity in the Canadian oilpatch are limited, according to the 2019 drilling forecast issued by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors on Thursday morning. It calls for an increase of only 51 wells to about 7,000 next year compared with 2017, as price discounts discourage spending on exploration. The industry drilled about 13,000 wells in 2014 before global oil prices crashed.“Other industries in the same situation would be holding their hands out for a government bailout. Yet instead our industry has only asked for government permission and support to get our products to market,” said association president Mark Scholz at a morning event.“The lack of action and attention by the federal government to this pressing issue is deafening.”He criticized Ottawa for failing to put in place measures to allow the building of oil export pipelines needed to win better prices in Alberta, despite buying the Trans Mountain pipeline and its stalled expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer.Premier Rachel Notley, the keynote speaker at the event, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will likely hear a great deal of frustration as he visited Thursday to give a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and meet with oil and gas company CEOs.“There are a lot of folks here who would be forgiven for saying, ‘Gee if there were this kind of economic crisis going on in the manufacturing sector in Ontario, we’re pretty sure it would make its way into the first two paragraphs of the fiscal update.’ Yet it didn’t find its way into the first two paragraphs,” she told reporters. “I think that Ottawa needs to be seized of the matter and I suspect they will be by the end of the prime minister’s day here today.”In a statement, Calgary chamber president Sandip Lalli said she is “disillusioned” that Wednesday’s economic update did not meaningfully address the oil market access problems that are costing the Canadian economy as much as $80 million a day.She applauded, however, the government’s decision to allow the full cost of machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing and processing of goods to be written off immediately for tax purposes.At an event in Ottawa, Morneau said challenges are “very significant” in Alberta. “It’s much more dramatic than we’ve seen previously given the enormous difference in the price that we get for our oil versus the world price,” he said. “And there are significant economic impacts, the most dramatic of which are in Alberta, but they are Canada-wide. Our forecasts have incorporated that.”Alberta has called on Ottawa to help increase crude-by-rail shipments. On Thursday, Notley said the province is willing to go it alone to buy trains to add between 120,000 and 140,000 barrels per day of oil export capacity if the federal government isn’t willing to help.That capacity would be in addition to current record levels of crude-by-rail shipments, she added. The National Energy Board reported Wednesday exports reached about 270,000 bpd in September.Asked about the rail request, Morneau said pipelines are his preference, vowing to continue to push to build the Trans Mountain expansion.It remains in limbo after the Federal Court of Appeal struck down its NEB approval in August, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and failure to consider impacts on marine environment.Notley announced Thursday her government would add oil and gas drilling to a list of trade-exposed industries exempt from the province’s carbon tax, a move expected to provide $750,000 to $1.5 million per year in relief for the drilling industry.She also announced that six projects to partially upgrade oilsands bitumen have been short-listed for up to $1 billion in government incentives. Partial upgrading would allow the heavy oil to flow with less added diluent, freeing up pipeline space.
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is tackled during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor the better part of the past two seasons, Ohio State’s junior quarterback Braxton Miller has been the crutch the Buckeyes lean on when things go wrong.But so far this season, Miller’s third as the starter for OSU, that crutch has started to splinter.Now with Iowa and the eighth-ranked run defense in the Football Bowl Subdivision coming to Columbus, Miller said Wednesday OSU has to be careful not to repeat its early season mistakes.“(Iowa has a) pretty good defense, you know, probably the best we’ve faced so far. Got to have good preparation throughout the whole week,” Miller said.Miller made his return from an MCL sprain against Wisconsin Sept. 28, throwing four touchdown passes, but then struggled against Northwestern the following week. No touchdowns and three turnovers, including two fumbles, had fans calling for redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton.Miller said he struggled against the Wildcats with ball security, but the fumbling issues are something that can be fixed.“I’ve been watching film on it. I really wasn’t holding the ball correctly when I was cutting (through) the holes, and I wasn’t holding the ball real tight and it’s an easy fix,” Miller said.Coach Urban Meyer said Miller played well against Northwestern, but he can’t ignore his issues with ball security.“I expect him to be ‘Braxton Miller’ with better ball security,” Meyer said to the media Wednesday. “You take away those two fumbles, he actually played pretty good that game, real good, but that’s like saying take away a bad golf shot on the 18th hole. That’s the way it is.”Despite his praise of Miller, Meyer said he was close to putting Guiton in the game after Miller’s second fumble.Since Northwestern, Meyer said he has noticed Miller working harder on holding onto the football.“I see a guy that I wanted to see and I did see, a guy that recognized the mistakes he made, and then he’s going to work hard to correct them,” Meyer said. “No. 1 was ball security, that was the No. 1 issue.”Miller said Wednesday the coaching staff made him carry a ball during team stretches to practice ball security.“It’s always just keep it tight when I take off and run, QB run or anything like that,” Miller said. “Throughout the stretching at the beginning of practice, it’s ‘hold it tight.’ They had me hold the ball throughout the whole stretch.”Although ball security has been a big focus for the coaching staff, it might not be the only issue Miller is struggling with.Miller said his knee made it difficult to run the way he wanted to against Northwestern, but he is almost back to full health.“I’d say just a little bit on my cutting-wise and you know,” Miller said. “Just not my old self in running a little bit, but I’m still working on it, it should be good.”Miller, though, is still a valuable leader for OSU, senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said after the game against Northwestern.“He’s still vocal. He’s still going to tell us what we need to do,” Brown said. “He’s the quarterback of the team so whenever he talks, everybody listens, and we’re just going to follow his lead and go where we need to go.”Miller will look to right his wrongs from the previous game when the Buckeyes kick off against the Hawkeyes Saturday, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.For Miller, success will depend on if he is able to get back to the standard he’s set for himself.“I wasn’t fully myself throughout the whole game,” Miller said. “Playing on grass a little bit, you know, little bit on my running, I just wasn’t my old self, I felt like and you know just got to keep getting healthy, getting treatment on it and just get back to my old ways.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Jun 2015 – An inaugural flight touches down at the Providenciales International Airport on Saturday from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a service of United Airlines. Media has been invited to cover the event where the Minister of Tourism will be on hand to receive the first passengers directly out of Houston. Houston was one of the six stops on the recent Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz, where a luncheon was hosted at Pappas Bros Steakhouse, that group arguably giving the loudest applause to the Turks and Caicos Islands promotional video. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:George Bush Intercontinental Airport, houston, Pappas Bros Steakhouse, Portia smith, Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz, providenciales international airport Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Road Show delegation starts in the Western USA Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Recommended for you
Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said a committee has been formed to identify and remove illegal vehicles from the streets of Dhaka, reports UNB.He said the committee, led by DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon, was given two months’ time to resolve the problem saying, “The committee will detect the small vehicles which run on the streets illegally and stop their activities.”He made the announcement at the board meeting of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) at Nagar Bhaban.The minister also said the committee will work to reclaim the footpaths across Dhaka.”Footpaths are for pedestrians. This committee will conduct campaigns to recover the illegally occupied footpaths,” he said.He assured that the practice of illegal parking will be stopped across the city.”We believe we can remove the menace of traffic jam if we try sincerely,” Quader added.
A view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch. Photo: ReutersNew Zealand’s police commissioner said on Friday 49 people were killed in Christchurch at two mosques and one man of four people arrested had been charged with murder.As many as 41 people died at one mosque, seven at another and one person died in hospital, Mike Bush told reporters, describing the attack as a “very well-planned event”.The man charged with murder is in his late 20s and should appear in Christchurch court on Saturday, Bush added.
Davis LandDr. Andy Keller, Dr. Michelle Harper, and Dr. Seema Shah answer questions regarding a Meadows Mental Health Institute report detailing the mental health needs of Harris County children on October 30, 2017.A $20 million gift from two Houston philanthropists — Maureen and Jim Hackett — will create The Hackett Center for Mental Health, a project meant to strengthen access to mental health care for patients in the Houston region. The center will be a part of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, which operates statewide. The new center, to be located in the Texas Medical Center, will focus specifically on the region surrounding Houston, according to a press release. “It’s transformative in the sense that’s it’s our first program that’s dedicated to a specific region and that is entirely about making that region work well,” Andy Keller, chief executive at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, told Houston Public Media. A recent report from the institute, funded by Houston Endowment, recommends primary care providers move from referring patients to mental health specialists to an “integrated care” model, where mental health care is provided alongside traditional medicine. The Hackett Center for Mental Health, administrators say, will work towards that model.“I really think and have felt and believed for some time that integrated care is the only way to treat health,” said Susan Fordice, director of the new center. “For so long we have really detached the head from the body, and the only thing that makes sense is to reattach the head to the body when it comes to our health,” she said.Fordice said the center will partner with other organizations in Houston and bring together insights from its work in the mental health community to inform state policy. 00:00 /00:53 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share
Social media users went haywire after a recent Department of Justice report revealed evidence of racism and injustice within Baltimore’s police force. On Aug. 10, the phrases “Baltimore Police Department,” “Justice Department” and the hashtag #DOJReport were all trending on Twitter following the release of the shocking report.Kwame Rose“The DOJ report adds very little new information. For the most part it just confirms on paper what we’ve all been saying,” tweeted Baltimore activist Kwame Rose.The 163-page document detailed racial and gender discrimination, excessive force, and injustice. The investigation for this report was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a Black man who died from spinal injuries while in police custody last April. His death ignited riots in Baltimore and protests against police brutality across the country.Sherrilyn Ifill“300,000 stops in 5 years. But only 3.7% of stops result in citation or arrest. Worse than I thought. #DOJReport #Baltimore,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wrote on Twitter.“It’s so much easier to focus on the frustrated reaction & call them ‘thugs’ than confront the abuse of power in plain sight. #Baltimore,” Ifill added.DeRay McKessonBaltimore activist DeRay McKesson also weighed in on the report. “The DOJ’s latest report re: the @BaltimorePolice is important, as it clearly outlines the scope & intensity of the civil rights violations,” tweeted McKesson. “Following the report, we will begin to press for a clear consent decree that will outline the required next steps for the @BaltimorePolice.”Johnetta ElzieBlack Lives Matter leader and civil rights activist Johnetta Elzie retweeted several of the most shocking quotes from the report. She also responded to a video of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying that the results of the report are hard to hear. Elzie tweeted: “@MayorSRB hasn’t been actively listening for quite some time.”Laura CoatesSome felt that the police needed to take more responsibility for the accounts in the report. CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Laura Coates tweeted, “Anyone else tired of the preface, ‘this is not an indictment on all police officers’? #Baltimore #DOJReport #DOJOnBPD.”Samuel SinyangweActivist Samuel Sinyangwe also wanted to hold police accountable for the documents findings. He tweeted, “Why do they close failing schools but not failing police departments?” While some were shocked by the results, for many the report just verified their pre-existing beliefs about police interactions with African Americans. “Biased zero tolerance policing is not a myth. It’s the everyday reality that Black people live every day,” tweeted Rose.Many users across the Web shared the sentiment. One user tweeted, “#DOJReport confirms what many have stated for years. Racial profiling. Excessive force. Civil rights violations. Round and round it goes….”Still, some are hoping that this report will lead to improvements in the police force. One user wrote: “DOJ Investigation into @BaltimorePolice is scathing! I hope it changes things! We need police to do their jobs not harass etc!”
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and KELLI KENNEDY, Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election.Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial results in both races fell within the margin that by law triggers a recount. His office was unaware of any other time either a race for governor or U.S. Senate in Florida required a recount, let alone both in the same election.Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech as he is joined on stage by his wife R. Jai Gillum, right, and running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum lost the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)The recount sets up what could be several days of political tension in this deeply divided state. President Donald Trump tweeted without evidence that the elections were being stolen.Protesters gathered at an elections office in Broward County, which is quickly becoming a battleground in the recount. The protesters waved signs, used bullhorns and even harangued a food delivery person at one point, asking if there were ballots inside the food bags.The unofficial results show that Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis led Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 0.41 percentage points in the election for governor.In the Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is 0.14 percentage points.Detzner ordered machine recounts in both races. Once completed, if the differences in the races are at 0.25 percentage points or below, a hand recount will be ordered, said Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell.Following the announcement, Gillum withdrew his concession in the governor’s race.“Let me say clearly, I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” he said, adding that he would accept whatever outcome emerges.In a video released Saturday afternoon, DeSantis thanked the state’s supervisors of elections, canvassing boards, and the staffs for “working hard to ensure that all lawful votes are counted.He said he is preparing to become the state’s next governor.“It is important that everyone involved in the election process strictly adhere to the rule of law which is the foundation for our nation,” he said, adding that the election results were “clear and unambiguous.”In a statement, Scott implored the state’s sheriffs to “watch for any violations and take appropriate action” during the recount.Scott and his supporters, including Trump, have alleged that voter fraud is underway in Democratic-leaning Broward County, where the Republican lead has narrowed since Election Day. There’s no evidence of voter fraud and the state’s election division, which Scott runs, said Saturday that its observers in Broward had seen “no evidence of criminal activity.”The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday it has not launched any investigation into election fraud.Florida’s 67 counties will decide when to begin their recounts, but they must be completed by Thursday. Revell said Saturday that recounts can’t begin until the county canvassing boards post a public meeting notice, hold that meeting and then do a public test of equipment.Elections officials in two large counties in the Tampa Bay area — Pinellas and Hillsborough — said they would begin recounts Sunday morning.Machine recounts must be finished by 3 p.m. Thursday.The Associated Press had called the governor’s race for DeSantis. Following the recount announcement, the AP retracted its call. It is AP policy not to call a race that is facing a recount. No new call will be made until the recount is complete and the results of the election are certified by Florida officials.The scene was reminiscent of the 2000 presidential recount, when it took more than five weeks for Florida to declare George W. Bush the victor over Vice President Al Gore by 537 votes, and thus giving Bush the presidency.Florida was mocked for the way it handled the infamous 2000 recount, especially since there was no uniform process then on how to proceed. That has changed, with the Legislature passing a clear procedure on how a recount should be conducted.Florida is also conducting a recount in a third statewide race. Democrat Nikki Fried had a 0.07 percentage point lead lead over Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for agriculture commissioner, one of Florida’s three Cabinet seats.___AP writer Kelli Kennedy in Fort Lauderdale and Tamara Lush in St. Petersburg contributed to this report.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s soccer team head coach John Michael Hayden announced the addition of Will Hirschman and Jack Fasteen for the 2019 season. Both Hirschman and Fasteen are currently enrolled at UofL and training with the Cardinals this spring.A defender from Carmel, Indiana, Hirschman joins the Cardinals following two seasons at Ohio State, where he played in 27 matches with 24 starts for the Buckeyes. He earned Big Ten Preseason Honors in 2018 and earned OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades that same season. Prior to arriving in Columbus, Hirschman won four straight state championships with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and was named among the top 20 defenders in the nation. The 6-1, 177-pound Hirschman will have two years of remaining eligibility with the Cardinals.”We are thrilled to have Will Hirschman join our program,” Hayden said. “He has a tremendous work rate and desire to be successful, which are both qualities we look for in the recruiting process.”A midfielder from Louisville, Fasteen played prep soccer at Manual High School and club soccer with the Derby City Rovers. Fasteen was a team captain with the Rovers from 2013-16, competed on the ODP Region III Team from 2012-15 and participated in two US National Team Training Center camps. Fasteen enrolled at UofL after completing his prep work through Indiana University High School.”Jack or ‘Ocho’ as he prefers, joins us as a Louisville native and highlights our desire to bring the top local talent into our program,” Hayden said. “He has so many qualities that we value here at the University of Louisville and we are so excited he is joining us.” The Cardinals will open their spring schedule with a closed scrimmage against SIU Edwardsville on Feb. 23 before hosting Louisville City FC in the inaugural 502 Derby on March 2 at 5 p.m., ET at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @UofLmenssoccer.Print Friendly Version Story Links
de_dust2 from Counter-Strike 1.6Valve has a great reputation as a game developer for a number of reasons. Half-Life is probably the number one product everyone associates with the company, although the Steam digital games service is also very high profile now. But if you enjoy your multiplayer FPS games, then your number one Valve product has to be Counter-Strike.It was originally released as a mod in June 1999, but then got a retail release over a year later in November 2000. Since then it has seen multiple updates with major versions including 1.6, Condition Zero, Source, and the most recently announced Global Offensive.During this decade+ period, tweaks have been made, but the core gameplay has remained pretty much the same. The most noticeable update? The evolution of the environments, or maps as they are more commonly known.de_dust2 from Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveIf you’ve been a regular player since Counter-Strike first appeared, you’ve probably only noticed the map changes when upgrading between versions, and it’s easy to forget how basic your favorite levels used to look. With the Global Offensive launch slated for early next year, the maps are set to get their biggest visual update yet.YouTube user clayman90 has decided to remind us how the classic maps have evolved over time by creating two videos. They show transitions of the maps de_dust and de_dust2 from 1.6 right through to Global Offensive, and you can see them both below.As someone who started playing Counter-Strike when it first got released, it’s surprising to see how much has changed with the look of the game. via Kotaku