Charlie Strong Says Texas Is “Trying” To Work Something Out With Texas A&M

first_imgCharlie Strong dons a cowboy hat.Twitter/@ThisIsMachadoTexas and Texas A&M haven’t met on the gridiron since 2011, but it certainly seems like Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is open to the idea of resuming the series. Friday, according to OrangeBlood’s Anwar Richardson, Strong, at the Touchdown Club of Houston, said that Texas is “trying” to work something out with its old rival. Richardson is also reporting, however, that Texas itself says no specifics have been discussed. So perhaps Strong got a little ahead of himself.Texas coach Charlie Strong was asked when the Longhorns would play Texas A&M again. Said there is something being worked out— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas coach Charlie Strong says something is being worked out to play Texas A&M again pic.twitter.com/RZVHNpGGs7— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016A UT spokesperson said no specifics have been discussed about Texas playing Texas A&M again when asked about Charlie Strong’s comment— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas vs. Texas A&M used to be an annual affair – until the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. It’s certainly one of the rivalries that college football fans miss the most.last_img read more

Growing rail transport expected to bolster oil prices for Canadian producers

first_imgCALGARY – Steep discounts in prices for western Canadian heavy oil are moderating and should gradually ease through 2018 to allow Canadian producers to reap bigger rewards from strengthening world oil prices, according to GMP FirstEnergy.A spike in the difference between Western Canadian Select crude prices and benchmark U.S. prices was made worse by volume constraints on the Keystone pipeline system between Alberta and the U.S. Gulf Coast following a leak in South Dakota in November, said analyst Martin King in a presentation in Calgary on Tuesday.He said the transportation blockage meant growing volumes from Alberta’s oilsands couldn’t easily get to market, driving prices lower for the bitumen blend at the same time that New York-traded West Texas Intermediate was climbing to three-year highs above US$64 per barrel.King said crude-by-rail terminals in Western Canada have been using a small part of their one million barrels per day of capacity but are now activating idle capacity to fill the gap, with the main constraints being availability of locomotives and conductors.“Over the next couple of years, I could see a lot of that capacity being used up for railing, hopefully just in time for new pipelines to come into service in 2020,” he said.“I think those differentials will (shrink) another US$5 to US$7.”He predicted the Canadian crude discount will fall from US$17.30 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2017 to average US$16 in the current quarter and US$13 in the third quarter of this year.Rail transport is more expensive than pipeline but the shipper has the advantage of sending his crude to the market where it will fetch the best price.On Tuesday, Calgary intermediate producer Obsidian Energy Ltd. (TSX:OBE) announced that it will begin shipping some of its northwestern Alberta heavy oil by rail in the next few weeks to try to get better prices.It estimated that rail transport will cut the price discount it is receiving by about half.In a report on Monday, ATB Financial said Western Canadian Select has averaged about US$36 per barrel so far this year, about 11 per cent lower than in the last three months of 2017.It also concluded that growing use of crude-by-rail will help ease the price discount towards the end of the first quarter of 2018.In its latest report, the National Energy Board said crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to above 136,000 barrels per day in October, about one-third higher than in the same month of 2016.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

Fate of Atishi Lovely and Gambhir sealed

first_imgNew Delhi: East Delhi woke up to a brisk start as Delhi went to polls on Sunday. The constituency which snail-paced in the morning in terms of voting percentage picked up pace in the afternoon and closed at approximately 61.95, third after North East Delhi which scored 63.45 topping the list followed by Chandni Chowk which came second with 62.69 percent. With this, the fate of AAP candidate from East Delhi Atishi, BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and Congress Arvinder Singh Lovely is locked in the EVMs.The educational background of Atishi is up against the stardom of BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and the experience of Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely. Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, who is also the BJP candidate from east Delhi on Sunday voted along with his wife at a polling station in Old Rajendra Nagar area. “I urge the voters especially the first time voters to come to vote because voting is the biggest power one has. Even the voters should bring in their friends to the polling booths,’ Gambhir urged Delhi residents after casting his vote early morning. However, Atishi felt that women security is the biggest issue which women of east Delhi would vote for. Stepping out after casting her vote she appeared confident of her win. “I think women security is the biggest issue in East Delhi, especially for areas like Trilopuri and kalyanpuri where women struggle with illegal liquor being sold in the areas . It is, however, a clear battle between AAP and BJP and the silent voter has always been a voter of AAP,” Atishi said. “This is not an election for Arvinder Singh Lovely, it is an election for trans Yamuna people. The celebrity status of Gambir won’t work, we have seen Chetan Chauhan earlier, people haven’t seen him again,” Arvinder Singh Lovely said.last_img read more

Approval of legislation eases US government shutdown crisis

first_imgWASHINGTON- US House Representatives approves $1.1 trillion spending billThe Republican led House of Representatives have approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill. The massive spending measure eases many, but not all, of the automatic spending cuts that took effect last year.The legislation was approved with 359 votes against 67 in House which the Republican-controlled mostly. The document, 1,582 pages in length, covers everything from airports to agriculture and is expected by the Federal government to be funded until September 30. The Democratic led Senate is also expected to pass it this week. Lawmakers from both parties had little taste for an election-year standoff that might have triggered another unpopular government shutdown.last_img read more

The Backup QB Who Gets Paid A Lot To Never Play

Quarterback Chase Daniel is guaranteed to make at least $7 million over the next two years playing football for the Chicago Bears. But Daniel is unlike most of the NFL signal callers who lock in that type of money: There’s a very good chance he won’t actually be playing football.Teams usually deal with the backup quarterback position in one of two ways: Invest in young talent to push the incumbent starter to a higher level of play — and potentially usurp the starter down the road — or hire a veteran with a dad bod to effectively be another coach with a clipboard, providing mentorship and game-management advice. Daniel is certainly the latter. And yet, after a season in which a backup quarterback hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and another brought his team to the NFC Championship Game, the position is unquestionably important.It also might be the best gig in the NFL. The backup QB is the player who sees the least amount of time on the field — and has an infinitesimal chance of injury — while still cashing a hefty paycheck. In nine seasons as a professional, Daniel has started two games and attempted 78 passes. To put that in perspective, Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger attempted 66 passes in a single game last season.But what the 31-year-old Daniel lacks in experience, he makes up for in income. Perhaps no player in the history of the sport has monetized the position of backup quarterback to the degree the Missouri graduate has. This offseason, Chicago signed Daniel to back up its franchise quarterback of the future, Mitch Trubisky. If Daniel plays a significant amount this year, something has gone very wrong for the Bears. But the team still rewarded him with a two-year, $10 million deal with $7 million guaranteed. Only 18 quarterbacks currently have a higher percentage of guaranteed money, and that list is largely made up of marquee players, like Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, and novice quarterbacks who were taken early in the NFL draft — players whose contracts are locked in by the rookie wage scale.1Daniel trails just 35 quarterbacks in terms of total guaranteed money.Daniel has generated $24.3 million over his career. That equates to $311,594 per pass thrown or $261,337 per yard ran. Daniel is No. 72 on the all-time earnings list among quarterbacks. Should he receive all $10 million of his deal, his career earnings would stretch to $34.3 million; only 51 quarterbacks have ever netted that much over a career.2Clearly, resources have changed. The 2018 NFL salary cap reached $177.2 million, a 412 percent increase from the $34.6 million it was set at in 1994, the year the cap was introduced. Contracts signed even five years ago hardly compare with the ones signed this offseason. There’s a reason that Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly earned less total money than Joey Harrington.Consider that, among the top 100 quarterbacks all time in career earnings, the average gunslinger started 93 games, threw for 21,817 yards and amassed 134 touchdowns through the air. Daniel’s figures scarcely compare. In his first four seasons carrying a clipboard in New Orleans, Daniel attempted just nine passes. Then came two productive seasons in Kansas City in 2013 and 2014 in which he started a game each. But over the past three seasons, Daniel has heaved precisely three passes. By comparison, Johnny Hekker has attempted three times as many passes over that stretch. Johnny Hekker, by the way, is a punter.All this isn’t to say that Daniel can’t sling the ball around. When he was a Heisman Trophy finalist at the University of Missouri, Daniel threw for at least 400 yards four separate times. But since he made it to the NFL, he has as many interceptions as he does touchdowns.3One of each.We can use Approximate Value4Pro-Football-Reference.com’s method of approximating a player’s value in any given season. to evaluate a player’s on-field impact more comprehensively. Offensive standouts like Aaron Rodgers, Todd Gurley II and Antonio Brown might produce a single-season AV of 15. League-average offensive players might produce a single-season AV of around 5. Daniel has produced a career AV of 2. The last time Daniel brought measurable on-field value to his team was 2014, when he played for the Chiefs. In fact, the only quarterback since the 1970 merger who accumulated less approximate value over the first eight years in which he accumulated any statistics was Doug Pederson, now the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.5Daniel played for Pederson in 2016. In the same time frame, only 24 players across all positions accumulated less approximate value than Daniel over their first eight years in the league.To get a better understanding of suitable player compensation, we can divide a player’s career earnings by his AV to roughly distill how much the player was paid to perform. Daniel has earned $12,152,158.50 per AV point. No other active player ranked in the top 250 in career earnings has netted more than $3.4 million per AV point, with the average player on the list earning less than $900,000 per AV point.A sizeable portion of this has to do with opportunity. Daniel has barely seen the field in the past three seasons, appearing in only four total games. It’s no wonder he hasn’t been getting the reps, though. Upon entering the league, Daniel served as a backup to Drew Brees from 2009 to 2012, Alex Smith from 2013 to 2015, Carson Wentz in 2016 and Brees again last season. Playing second fiddle (or, in some cases, third) to an all-time great, an above-average talent and a recent MVP candidate is nothing to sneer at. And given that understanding, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Daniel has thrown fewer passes over his first eight NFL seasons than any quarterback in league history.The average NFL career is short — about 3.3 years. That’s what happens when you play a sport where each play feels like a car crash. Quarterbacks fare longer, with an average career span of 4.4 years. Daniel has more than doubled that. It can’t hurt that he’s only been sacked seven times in his career; no quarterback has been dropped less over his first full eight seasons. For comparison, at this point in his career, Steve Young had already been tackled behind the line of scrimmage 146 times. As Daniel told The Athletic, “I don’t have any mileage on my body.”Despite hardly playing, Daniel is a success story in many respects. Only 21 undrafted quarterbacks since the 1970 merger saw in-game action in at least nine seasons. Daniel will likely be the 22nd. And while his career has been a far cry from the Warren Moons and Tony Romos of the world, he at least has a Super Bowl ring.Right now, even Daniel’s own teammates don’t always recognize him (for real). One injury could change that and thrust Daniel into a role of utmost importance. This would be the opportunity that has eluded him his entire career — even if his bank account suggests otherwise. read more

Empoli match a must win for Milans Gattuso

first_imgThe team’s manager believes his club can take the three points home when these two teams play each other tomorrow nightFor AC Milan’s boss Gennaro Gattuso the match between his team an Empoli is a “must win.”Both teams will play each other tomorrow night, as part of Matchday 6 of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.“We must win, I’m not looking for the perfect match but I want to take home the three points. It won’t be easy, they are good at moving the ball around and they strikers make the right movement. We really need a win,” he told the club’s official website.“We hadn’t scored at home to Atalanta in two years, but we wanted to win it. We played the game we had to play, but all of sudden we stopped and they had seven shots in the space of 25 minutes.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We struggle when we have to run deep and trackback. Too many times it looks like we don’t like running but we also need to learn how to do the things we don’t like,” he explained.“When on the ball we know what to do. We need a change in mentality when off the ball. We don’t have time to wait, we are lacking some grit”.“We are leaving too many points behind, but we are not doing that bad. We need to keep believing in our qualities,” Gattuso continued.“I agree with the club: we need to improve our fifth-sixth place mentality and remedy mistakes that are preventing us from playing with continuity. At times we should be more clinical. We are lacking belief, it happens that we are afraid we won’t win, as it happened against Atalanta”.last_img read more

Week In Review 122126

first_imgTuesday 1/23Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPd8.0 Earthquake Rattles The Kenai Peninsula, Rescued Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Calf Cannot Be Released Back To Wild, Soldotna Council To Consider Approval Of Airport Master Plan Phase III, What To Do In The Event Of A Tsunami Warning On The Peninsula Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 1/24Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp300:00RPdEarthquake Caused Small Spill At Nikiski Refinery, Three-Peat! Kassik’s Takes Home Third Consecutive Win At Beer And Barley Wine Festival, Ban On Distilleries Serving Cocktails Approved By Board Monday 1/22Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-0122.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-0122.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Looks At Permits For Dip Net Fishery Vendors, CES Fire Marshall Arrested For DV Assault, Ravn Alaska Agents Stole Roughly $500,000 In Goods, According To Feds, NOAA Donates Funds For ‘Bycatch’ Reduction Programcenter_img Thursday 1/25Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSmoking Ban Continues To Advance In The Legislature, Project Homeless Connect Offers Basic Care And Comfort To The Kenai, Walker Appoints Lincoln To Vacant Alaska House Seat, Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park Friday 1/26Audio PlayerJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp3VmJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp300:00RPdTwo Arrested In Connection With Burglary At Kenai Central High School, Early Morning Collision On Seward Highway Involving Two Semi Trucks, Sen. Murkowski Seeks To Scale Back Plans For Offshore Leasing In Alaska, State Institutes New Review Process For Clemency Requestslast_img read more

KPBSD Continues Push For More Counselors

first_imgCurrent budget talks are slated to continue in March during a joint session between the district and the borough. The assembly ultimately agreed and chose not to move forward with the additional funding, citing concerns about using too much of the borough’s fund balance. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Budget negotiations are continuing between the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Among those negotiations is a request for $600,000 for more school counselors. In July of 2018, the borough denied a similar request from the district for $600,000. The school district had planned to utilize those funds to hire mental health and safety counselors for elementary schools, according to the district.center_img KPB Mayor Charlie Pierce: “I supported the additional funding for schools, I just did not agree where they want to get the money. The put an extra $600,000 in the budget to pay for it, and then want to go out and tax you for it. I don’t agree with that.” The district hopes to create four new elementary counselors, and also have more than the two counselors currently offered to students at Kenai Central High School.last_img read more

16member Oikya Front delegation to join talks with PM

first_imgOikya Front LeadersA 16-member Jatiya Oikya Front delegation, led by Kamal Hossain, will join the talks with the Bangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Gana Bhaban on Thursday evening.Senior Oikya Front leaders took the decision at a meeting at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber on Tuesday evening, JSD president ASM Abdur Rab told newsmen after the meeting, reports UNB.”We’ve warmly accepted the prime minister’s invitation and we’ll go to Gana Bhaban at 7:00pm on Thursday. Our leader Dr Kamal Hossain and our 15 other leaders will go there,” he said.The meeting also finalised the names of the delegation members.Later, a three-member Oikya Front delegation — Gano Forum’s Jaglul Haider and Mostak Ahmed and Nagorik Oikya’s Mominul Islam — carried the list of the delegation members to AL president’s Dhanmondi office around 8:30pm.AL organising secretary Abdur Rahman received the list, Mostak Ahmed told UNB.The delegation members are Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamir Uddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, JSD president ASM Abdur Rab, vice president Tania Rab, general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Nagorik Oikya’s Mahmudur Rahman Manna and SM Akarm, Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu, executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya’s Sultan Mohammad Mansur, ABM Mostafa Amin and Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrulla Chowdhury.Abur Rob said the nation hopes that the dialogue will help resolve the political problem.He said they will discuss Oikyafront’s seven-point demand and all other issues.Replying to a question, the JSD president said the representatives of BNP, JSD, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Nagorik Oikya and Gono Forum will be there in the 16-member delegation.Asked whether BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will be there in the 16-member delegation, he said, “Surely, he’ll join the talks. It’s not possible to hold the dialogue without him (Fakhrul).”Rob said he has been made the spokesman of the Oikyafront.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alam, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, vice president Tania Rob, general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu, executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Nagorik Oikya’s Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Jahedur Rahman, Jatiya Oiky Prokriya’s Sultan Mohammad Mansur, ABM Mostafa Amin and Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah attended the meeting with Dr Kamal in the chair.On Sunday, Dr Kamal Hossain, in favour of Jatiya Oikyafront, sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking dialogue over the national election.In response to it, Sheikh Hasina sent a letter to Dr Kamal on Tuesday morning and invited Oikyafront leaders to join the dialogue at 7pm on Thursday at Ganobhaban.AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap carried the letter to Dr Kamal Hossain’s Bailey Road residence around 7:45am.In the letter, the Prime Minister said, “Take Salam and greetings. Thank you for your letter dated October 28, 2018. My door is always open for discussion on all constitutional issues for the continuation of the democratic trend earned through immense struggles and sacrifices. So, I invite you (Oikyafront leaders) to Ganobhaban at 7pm on November 1 next as you sought time for talks.”Earlier on Monday, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader at a press conference said Sheikh Hasina agreed to sit in dialogue with Jatiya Oikyafront leaders over the next general election.Later at night, he phoned Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu seeking the list of Oikyafront delegation for the dialogue.On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand.The Oikyafront’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the Election Commission, release of all the political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.last_img read more

Taste on WheelsFood Truck Event Celebration

first_imgTaste of DC will hold Taste on Wheels, a food truck event series celebrating the vibrant food truck scene in the Mid-Atlantic, on June 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Yards, 1300 1st St SE. Each event will have 20+ trucks and each will feature a signature “taste” item priced $3 or under! Every general admission attendee will receive a free drink with their admission ticket. Tickets cost $5 for general admission and $19 for bottomless drinks. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit thetasteofdc.org/landing/taste-on-wheels-2016-06-26/.last_img read more