Ben Grogan on setting the all-time scoring record.WVU NewsOSU-WVU — a condensed history. [PFB]Good film study here on WVU: Different year, same Dana. [PFB]Dana says he was hired at OSU for one reason. [PFB]Players to watch for WVU. [PFB]Around the LeagueHow the average Big 12 coaching salary looks compared to other conferences. Good post here. [LGG]Hoops NewsBrad Underwood said he’s just going to climb into the stands and watch Homecoming & Hoops tonight with the students. [NewsOK]The best and worst day of Brad Underwood’s career at SFA. [PFB]Travis Ford has landed three (!) top 150 recruits thus far. [PFB]Vine’s deadNoooooo! [The Verge]Top 10 Vines from Up The Thunder. [UTT]Two absolute gems from me. I’ll post a top 10 list later.This will probably always be my favorite Vine ever. https://t.co/oMtJMJ8zbz— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016 I am headed to Stillwater this morning. Carson and I are doing a live podcast on Saturday night between 7-7:30 p.m. (depending on what time he can hustle over there). We will be at Hideaway with David Glidden. Everyone should come out!Football NewsBerry Tramel on Big 12 parity: “That’s outstanding parity and would be exalted if not for the Big 12’s other problems, from dysfunction in the board room to dysfunction in defensive secondaries.” [NewsOK]Of Mike Gundy’s 99 wins, which was the most important? [PFB]Vincent Taylor’s dad on his son’s upbringing: “It was pretty rough for Vincent. He got labeled as a refugee; he got teased for that. He was a big kid, too, and other kids challenged him. From elementary school to middle school, it was very difficult and hard for my son.” [ESPN]Gundy on college football: “They’re going to blink and this will be gone. Most of us that are coaches would love to go back and do it again. It’s like anything else in life. You don’t enjoy it until it’s too late. And I try to stress that to them. Things that are important. Your preparation through the week, what you can control.” [Tulsa World]Mason Rudolph on the WVU defense: “I think they’re good at what they do. We prepared a lot for that this spring and have a lot of stuff on tape we’re going to install.” [NewsOK]Rudolph on getting The President the rock: “[Bracket coverage has] been happening all year and he still gets production. We’ve got to find better ways to get him the ball and we will.” [Tulsa World]This is awesome. From Gundy: “Eddie told me a long time ago, ‘Mike, you’d better have thick skin to be a head coach. It had better be really thick if you’re gonna be the coach at OSU.’ He said, ‘Ultimately people grade success by wins and losses, and if you’re at Oklahoma State it’s not always easy to win. So you’d better believe in yourself and you’d better have thick skin.’” [Tulsa World]Mike Yurcich on WVU’s defense: “They’re a unique defense in that they can drop eight defenders and then also play eight-man front football. So they’re very unique in their style. They create some challenges for you offensively, and it’s a challenge that we’re very eager to meet this week.” [NewsOK]Get hype. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! This one is pretty great too. RIP Vine. https://t.co/Bfj1niLTZf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016
Two Liverpool fans assaulted in Naplesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo Liverpool fans were assaulted prior to the Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday.Both fans were assaulted before kick-off but were able to attend the game.The police statement read: “At around 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it was reported a number of males on scooters approached the fans at a bar in the city before assaulting them.”Two men from the UK, aged 26 and 46, sustained superficial cuts and grazes to the head and were treated at the scene before continuing to attend the match.”Local police are aware and Merseyside Police are working with police colleagues in Naples to assist in the policing of the Champions League fixture.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomImage courtesy: Unsplash/Cameron Venti Since the end of 2017, Monaco-based owner and operator of containerships Navios Maritime Containers has grown its fleet capacity by 72% on a TEU basis.As informed, the company’s fleet increased from 21 to 30 vessels since the end of 2017, representing a 43% rise in the number of vessels and totaling 152,821 TEU.The above number includes one containership to be delivered in Q1 2019 and the exercise of the option to acquire one additional 10,000 TEU containership.In January 2019, Navios Containers exercised an option to acquire a 2011-built 10,000 TEU containership from an unrelated third party for a purchase price of USD 52.5 million. The 10,000 TEU unit is expected to be delivered into the company’s fleet during Q1 2019. What is more, the company has the option to buy one more 2011-built 10,000 TEU ship which would be delivered in Q2 2019.A month earlier, the company took delivery of two 2010-built 4,360 TEU boxships, the Bahamas and Bermuda. This is in addition to several containerships acquired by Navios Containers since the beginning of 2018.“NMCI has grown its fleet to 30 containerships. Our investment in our fleet is split roughly equally into Baby Panamax and Neo Panamax vessels, offering an attractive mix of potential in cash yield and capital appreciation, as the Neo Panamaxes provide cash flow while our initial investment thesis in the Baby Panamax comes to fruition,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, said.The developments related to the company’s fleet growth were announced in the company’s financial results for 2018 which show that Navios Containers delivered a net income of USD 12.7 million, against USD 2.6 million seen in the period from April 28, 2017 (date of inception) to December 31, 2017.For the three months ended December 31, 2018, the company saw a net loss of USD 0.2 million compared to income of USD 1.7 million posted in the same period of 2017, due to expenses related to the company’s listing on a US exchange.“I am pleased with the results for the full year and fourth quarter of 2018. For the full year, Navios Containers reported USD 69.3 million of adjusted EBITDA and USD 17.7 million of adjusted net income. For the fourth quarter, we reported USD 15.3 million of adjusted EBITDA and USD 2.4 million of adjusted net income,” Frangou added.
(Alberta Premier Jim Prentice during his campaign to lead the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. Jim Prentice Facebook page/ Victor B. Tucker)APTN National NewsNewly-minted Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he doesn’t see the need for a public inquiry into the persistently high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women.In his first press conference as premier, Prentice said he has been concerned about the issue since the time he was Aboriginal Affairs minister in the Harper government. Prentice, who also handles the Aboriginal affairs portfolio, said it was time to implement solutions.“I am not convinced an inquiry is what we need to do,” said Prentice. “We have enough information about the problems we are experience, the problems of poverty women are facing…I prefer we get on with solutions rather than studies at this point.”Prentice’s position on the issue breaks ranks with the majority of premiers across the country who have called for an inquiry into the level of violence faced by Indigenous women and girls.According to the RCMP, 1,186 Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women is not a sociological issue.In response to the outcry for a public inquiry from families, however, the Harper government tabled its plan to combat the violence on Monday. The plan, however, repackaged previous announcements around the creation of a DNA-based missing persons index, funding for the RMCP’s national centre for missing persons, the funding for shelters and of on-reserve anti-violence program.The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) issued a statement Tuesday saying the plan fell far short of what was necessary to end the violence. The FSIN said First Nations only get an average of about $21,000 per year from Ottawa to run their family violence prevention programs.“I have met with affected families and sat with them in court as they relieved horrific details and questions ‘why?’ It is for them that we seek answers,” said Vice-Chief Kimberly Jonathan, in the statement.Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett called Ottawa’s plan a whitewash.“This type of political smoke and mirrors is why a national action plan must be rooted in a non-partisan national investigation into why this problem has persisted for decades and why successive governments have been unable to fix it,” said Bennett, in a email@example.com@APTNNews
Nouakchott – Mauritania holds nationwide elections next month overshadowed by a boycott of the entire “democratic” opposition — apart from an Islamist party calling its participation a struggle against “dictatorship”.The mainly-Muslim republic, a former French colony on the west coast of the Sahara desert, is seen by Western leaders as strategically important in the fight against Al-Qaeda-linked groups within its own borders, in neighbouring Mali and across Africa’s Sahel region.Around a third of its 3.4 million predominantly Arab-Berber and black African people are eligible to vote in the first parliamentary and local polls since 2006, five years after the coup of junta chiefMohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who was eventually elected in widely-contested polls. At the close of election lists on Friday, around 1,100 candidates were registered to vie for the leadership of 218 local councils dotted across the shifting sands of the vast nation and only 440 for 146 seats up for grabs in parliament.The ruling Union for the Republic is the only party fielding candidates in every constituency, while the next highest representation will be from Islamist group Tewassoul, and then the People’s Progressive Alliance of parliament leader Messaoud Ould Boulkheir.Tewassoul is the only member of the 11-party Coordination of Democratic Opposition (COD) coalition, referred to as the “democratic” opposition, contesting the polls, describing its participation as a form of struggle against the “dictatorship” of Abdel Aziz.The rest of the coalition said it would “boycott this electoral masquerade” after talks on how the vote should be run broke down in early October and it dismissed as insufficient a two-week postponement offered by the government.Ahmed Ould Daddah, the president of the COD and leader of the Rally of Democratic Forces, said on Sunday the coalition was considering an “active boycott” to derail the “illegal and unilateral” elections.He announced a march to the capital Nouakchott on November 6, the eve of the launch of the two-week campaign.Following independence from France and the ensuing one-party government of Moktar Ould Daddah, deposed in 1978, Mauritania had a series of military rulers until its first multi-party election in 1992.Abdel Aziz seized power in a 2008 coup and was elected a year later, but the COD has never accepted his rule as legitimate and demanded he make way for a neutral leader to administer the vote.Another section of the opposition known as the “moderates” has decided not to follow the COD, announcing it would participate in the November 23 polls.Its members include the three-party Coordination for a Peaceful Alternative, a key player in Mauritania’s nascent democratic process responsible for negotiating the establishment of an independent electoral commission.It was also behind a move to increase the number of seats in the National Assembly from 95 to 146 and a change in the law which outlawed coups and punished slavery, which is nevertheless still practised in Mauritania.In the run-up to the opening of the campaign, rumours have circulated in Nouakchott that the elections will be postponed in accordance with the request of the opposition.Local media reported that the election commission would not be able to prepare voter cards in time.“This is untrue. All logistical conditions have been met for the vote on November 23,” said Communication Minister Mohamed Yahya Ould Hormah, confirming that vote would go ahead as planned.