OSU still outside of top 25 in both polls

first_imgOkay, a few notes and thoughts here:• OSU in the preseason AP was No. 33 and in the Coaches was No. 30 so it moved up six slots in the AP and four in the Coaches.• Preseason polls aren’t stupid but they certainly measure something different and create different waves throughout the season than simply starting with a poll after the first week. Example: If this was the first poll would South Carolina and Oklahoma State be ranked in this manner?• Raise your hand if you think Texas will finish the season ahead of OSU in any poll outside of the polls put out on Texas-centric websites.• Here’s an interesting post on what Week 1 means in terms of where you’ll finish in the final top 25. Since 2005 ranked teams that lost in Week 1 to another ranked team: 9 of 19 ended the season ranked (48%).• If the team that showed up on Saturday night in Arlington shows up the rest of the season we’ll be talking about being left out of the top 10, not the top 25.• Polls ultimately mean nothing. That was mostly true before the College Football Playoff and it’s certainly true this season as the “poll” to determine the final four won’t start until the end of October.• Polls are fun to whine and complain about, though!Why the hell do you people get butt hurt about rankings? It’s week 2. Plus, pokes lost. They LOST.— Justin Mitchell (@senyormitchell) September 2, 2014 No. 27Oklahoma StateLost to FSU 37-31 No. 22North CarolinaBeat Cincinnati 39-17 at home USATSI_8058364_154512258_lowresThe new polls are out and OSU is ranked No. 26 in the Coaches Poll and No. 27 in the AP poll. Here’s how the final few spots shook out in the AP (I think the AP is more legit than the Coaches):[1. I actually can’t believe the coaches still vote in a real poll.]AP Poll Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. No. 24MissouriBeat South Dakota State 38-18 at home RankTeamResultcenter_img No. 26TexasBeat North Texas 38-7 at home No. 21South CarolinaLost to A&M 52-28 at home No. 25LouisvilleBeat The U 31-13 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! No. 23ClemsonLost to Georgia 45-21 at Georgialast_img read more

Oilsands firm Canadian Natural cuts 1 billion from budget due to low

first_imgCanadian Natural says a curtailment program announced by the Alberta government last weekend designed to remove 325,000 barrels per day of oil from the province’s over-taxed pipelines has already resulted in stronger forward crude prices in January.It says it will monitor those prices and the progress of the stalled Keystone XL and Trans Mountain expansion export pipelines with the option to increase its spending by about $700 million next year if signals warrant.The company says production in 2019 is targeted to be between 1.03 million and 1.12 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, with a product mix of about 76 percent oil and natural gas liquids and 24 percent dry natural gas. CALGARY, A.B. – Oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources is setting its 2019 capital budget at $1-billion less than its “normalized” range but says it will ramp up spending if heavily discounted oil prices in Western Canada rebound.The Calgary-based company says it is targeting a 2019 base capital program of $3.7 billion, about 20 percent below its preferred range of $4.7 billion to $5.0 billion.The program includes about $3.1 billion needed to maintain production and $600 million to be spent on long-term growth projects.last_img read more

Iowa football locker room has visiting team thinking pink

Tradition is an important part of college football, especially in the Big Ten. From the Ohio State Marching Band playing “Script Ohio” to Michigan football players running out of the tunnel and jumping up to touch the “Go Blue” banner, traditions make every school unique. Saturday, the No. 9 OSU football team will play at the University of Iowa, where players will encounter another unique tradition. The visitors’ locker room is painted pink. “I honestly don’t know anything about Iowa, the state or just anything to be honest. I know that they have a pink locker room, that’s about it,” OSU senior kicker Devin Barclay said. The pink locker room for visiting opponents is a tradition started by former Iowa coach Hayden Fry in his first season in 1979. “Our facilities were a little bit dilapidated when I arrived, and every place I’d gone to that had a losing program, we tried to change the image,” Fry said in an interview with Iowa TV station KWWL. Fry put linebackers coach Howard Sissel in charge of changing everything from the equipment to the facilities. When it came time to improve the locker rooms, Fry said, “The only paint that Howard could find was pink paint. So we applied that to the visiting team’s locker room.” Fry graduated from Baylor University with a degree in psychology, so he knew the pink color scheme could provide a small advantage for his football team. “Me, being an old psychology professor, knew that would be relaxing, cool, calm,” Fry said. “If I wanted to fire the opposing team up, I would have painted it red.” OSU coach Jim Tressel will be making his third trip to Kinnick Stadium, where he holds a 1-1 record. In Tressel’s first trip to Iowa City in 2004, the Hawkeyes dominated OSU 33-7. The Buckeyes’ last game at Iowa in 2006 had a much better result for Tressel — OSU won 38-17. Tressel doesn’t think the pink locker room will be too much of a distraction for his team Saturday. “They’ve renovated their stadium, and the locker rooms are nice but they are a different shade, and that’s one of the old tradition things that was done so long ago,” Tressel said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “Last time we were there, I didn’t notice it as a problem. Now, maybe two times ago that was the problem, I don’t know, but I’d like to think that won’t be the problem.” read more

Courtois Real Madrid lost control in Girona defeat

first_imgGoalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes Girona’s strong second-half display proved key to ending Real Madrid’s eight-match unbeaten run.Prior to today’s encounter, Real had secured five successive La Liga wins to put themselves within six points of leaders Barcelona and an unlikely title challenge looked set to go ahead after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.But Los Blancos were sent back crashing down to Earth this afternoon in front of their home supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu.Casemiro’s 25th-minute header from Toni Kroos’ cross down the right wing appeared to set a heavily changed Real side, who were missing a suspended Luka Modric with Gareth Bale benched, on course for a sixth consecutive league win.Things soon fell apart though in the second-half with Cristhian Stuani’s penalty putting Girona back on level terms before Portu headed in another for the visitors in the 75th-minute to seal a shock 2-1 win.Adding to Real’s misery came when Sergio Ramos was sent off in stoppage-time for an attempted overhead kick that instead caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.“We played well in the first half, but the pace was not as high as in some of our recent games,” said Courtois on the club website.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“They had two chances which I was able to stop but in the second half they played much better and brought a real threat. Girona always make life difficult, it’s three points we really had to win today”.“The penalty is a shame. After that we struggled to control the game and that’s when they made it 1-2.“We didn’t react well and Girona took the win. Now we have to continue winning games and put in a good performance against Levante. We have to keep fighting, La Liga is a long-run thing”.Santiago Solari’s side are now third in La Liga and will next take a trip to Levante UD next Sunday.FP: @realmadrid 1-2 @GironaFC ⚽ @Casemiro 25′; Stuani 65′ (p), Portu 75’#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/pta596lvkJ— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) February 17, 2019last_img read more

Montoya enjoyed his time at Inter but he had to leave

first_imgThe Spanish right-back did not have much playing time while on loan with the Lega Serie A team and he decided he had to move away from MilanSpanish defender Martin Montoya started his professional career with Barcelona B back in 2009.He moved two years later to the first squad and in 2015 he was loaned for six months to Italian Lega Serie A team Internazionale Milan.But while playing with the Nerazzurri, he just appeared in three matches before deciding to been loaned out to Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“I was only at Inter for six months but I was very happy,” Montoya was quoted by Football Italia.“I settled immediately, I learned the language in two months. I got on perfectly with my teammates, but unfortunately, if a player doesn’t play – and I played very little – in the end, you want to leave.”“I couldn’t stay there, even if I was very happy. I really liked the city, but I wanted to play more,” he added.last_img read more

Mourinho Man United need wins right away

first_imgJose Mourinho is hungry for points as Manchester United look to get their top-four Premier League hopes back on track against Fulham on SaturdayThe Red Devils are on a four-match winless run in the English top-flight and find themselves already 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.With hopes of a Premier League title now practically over, United’s main goal for this season is to seal a top-four finish.But they are eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea and must return to winning ways immediately.Although Mourinho concedes that, even against bottom-side Fulham, nothing is guaranteed ahead of this weekend’s showdown at Old Trafford.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I sat here a few weeks ago speaking about December and [having] no defeats – that’s a reality,” said the United boss, according to SportsMax.“[We have had] good fights, good spirit but just one victory against Young Boys [in the Champions League], and three draws, [but] we need points, Fulham are the same.“I want to be positive and think we are going to win, but if we don’t [win], give credit to people who deserve credit.“The game is not 11 v 0, it’s going to be 11 v 11, with good players on the other side, the position and points [total] don’t say much about [the] potential of the team.“They have one of the two most important managers in Premier League history, they have the potential to come here and give us a difficult match.”last_img read more

Reminder Portion Of Sterling Highway Closed Starting Today

first_imgNorthbound and southbound traffic should be aware of the detour onto Kalifornsky Beach Road. DOT has begun the process of widening the shoulders of the Sterling Highway from MP 97 to 118. Crews will be working to widen the highway shoulders and install four large diameter culverts. Construction crews will be working between MP 105 and 107 to replace the Coal Creek Culvert. Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation: “We are doing this to replace the culvert at Coal Creek, this does take both widths of the highway. This means people will have to detour down K-Beach Road.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Beginning at 8:00pm on Friday, April 5 through Friday, April 12, the Sterling Highway will be closed at MP 106, south of Soldotna.center_img This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019. Construction work includes pavement removal, unclassified excavation, embankment, grading, paving, stream diversions, stream channel construction, stream bank construction, culvert installation, signing, and striping.last_img read more

FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Tips in Soldotna Seward

first_imgThe extension means survivors now have until May 31, to submit their application to FEMA or the Small Business Administration. The initial registration period would have ended on April 1. Governor Mike Dunleavy’s request to extend the disaster assistance registration period for individuals or households impacted by the November 30 Cook Inlet Earthquake was approved by FEMA. Representatives with FEMA will be at both locations of Spenards Builders Supply starting on April 29 through May 4. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists are on hand in both Soldotna and Seward to offer rebuilding tips for those impacted by the November 30 Earthquake.center_img FEMA will be hosting similar workshops in Anchorage and Wasilla. The specialists will also offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects. Jack Heesch with FEMA: “They are there to provide folks who are homeowners or renters information about how to better be prepared for the eventuality of some kind of disasters. We are focused on earthquakes, but also on floods and other things that could affect residents of the Kenai Peninsula.” last_img read more

India reckons revived reforms for failing economy

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): The tapering trends in Indian economy urgently demands deepening of economic reforms so as to stabilise the dwindling economy of the country. India___s Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram stated this while interacting with the mediapersons in New Delhi. Earlier on Wednesday (September 18) the US Federal Reserve announced that it will continue with its monthly $85 billion bond buying programme and wait for more evidence of growth recovery. He also assured that the Indian government is working for the growth recovery and normalisation of the Indian currency.last_img read more

Men Too Karan Oberoi granted bail on surety of Rs 50000 in

first_imgKaran OberoiInstagramTelevision actor and singer Karan Oberoi, who was accused of rape and blackmail by a female friend, has been granted bail on Friday, June 7 by the Bombay High Court. The high-profile case has had many twists and turns, giving rise to the debate on the #MenToo movement as far as sexual harassment is concerned.Karan Oberoi had been arrested for the alleged rape and blackmail of a female astrologer in Mumbai on May 6 and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. In a very filmy twist to the tale, the complainant was attacked and it turned out that the goons attacking her were sent by her own lawyer, Ali Kashif Khan. On June 3, Khan surrendered before Oshiwara police. He was arrested and later granted bail by the Andheri court.Karan Oberoi’s friend and actress Pooja Bedi was the first to come out in support of him, saying he has been victimised by a woman who was in love with him. Karan’s sister Gurbani aka Vani, and his band members from Band of Boys, Sudhanshu Pandey, Chintoo Bhosle and Sherrin Verghese also spoke for him at a press conference soon after his arrest.Reports said the complainant had met the accused via a dating application in 2016, after which he promised to marry her. A report in Mumbai Mirror, without naming the actor, had said that the Oshiwara police had registered a first information report (FIR) against the actor-singer for allegedly raping an astrologer under the pretext of marrying her. The victim has also alleged that he had recorded a video on his mobile phone. This happened after he allegedly sedated her with spiked coconut water in his flat. He later allegedly extorted money from her.Much of this has turned out to be a conspiracy after the accused submitted WhatsApp chats with the complainant, clearly showing her one-sided interest in him and that he had never promised to marry her. Vani also confirmed that Karan and the complainant were never intimate.Karan Oberoi acted in the recent web series Inside Edge. He was also seen in the popular TV series like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and Saaya, apart from singing with Band of Boys.last_img read more

Metro Tries Out New Safety Technology On The Light Rail Lines

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share X – / 4Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly into the path of a train.To try to cut down on those incidents Metro is rolling out a new warning system, developed in conjunction with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. As for how it works, a bluetooth signal from the train sets off an audible warning at the rail stop. Metro CEO Tom Lambert says they’re trying it out at two locations, Main Street Square and Hermann Park.“We expect to learn more lessons from this as we look to apply it at additional locations along the corridor,” adds Lambert.And they may expand the technology in the future according to Metro board member Jim Robinson.“Are there applications of this that can be put on people’s cellphones?” asks Robinson. “If they had the application on the cellphone and they were a motorist it would warn them the train was nearby.”Along with the new warning system, Metro says it’s also working on possible design changes at the Hermann Park and Med Center rail stops. last_img read more

No order from state govt to suspend The Accidental PM says Indranil

first_imgKolkata: The state government has not given any order to suspend screening of the film The Accidental Prime Minister, Indranil Sen, minister of state for Information and Cultural Affairs, said on Friday.The matter came to front after the authorities of Hind Inox suspended the first show of the film, following a protest by Youth Congress supporters in front of the cinema hall. However, the second show was screened on time. Youth Congress supporters led by Suman Pal staged a demonstration outside the movie theatre on Friday afternoon. They raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and burnt his effigy. The screening of the first show was in progress when the incident took place. The authorities of Hind Inox suspended the show for the safety and security of the employees. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe protest by Youth Congress supporters has revealed infighting in the camps of Somen Mitra, PCCI chief and Adhir Chowdhury, the former PCCI head. Pal, who led the protest, is believed to be a close aide of Adhir Chowdhury. Rohan Mitra, vice-president of Youth Congress, said no step was taken by Congress to suspend screening of the film. Congress has always believed in freedom of speech and so there is no question of suspension of screening of the film.last_img read more

Can mangoes make you fat

first_imgSummers are the bearer of the sweet aroma of memories of vacations, lazy afternoons and mangoes. This fruit is loved by all young or old but lately it has been infamous for its sugar content and is considered as a cause of weight gain so can mangoes really make us fat? Experts suggest the pros of eating mangoes and what to keep in mind:4Mango is not just pure indulgence but a powerhouse to various nutrients like it has vitamin A, iron, copper and potassium. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Mango is an energy food and provides sugar rush to the body which helps boost the energy levels of the body and keeps you active throughout the day. 4It is a storehouse to Vitamin C that increases the immunity and it is also rich in dietary fibre content4Eating too much of mangoes can be harmful for health so maintaining the portion control is the key4A medium-sized mango has nearly 150 calories, eating anything beyond the permissible calorie limits results in weight gain. Hence, it is advised not to overeat. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Eating mangoes after meals increases the overall calories intake.4We should replace our mid-morning or evening snacks with mangoes. It helps one enjoy the king of fruits without worrying about piling calories.4Avoid having mangoes at night. It is preferable to have it during the first half of the day.4The number of calories that food carries tells you how much energy it provides. Excess calories are stored as fat, which is why over eating leads to weight gain.4Mangoes are inversely high on sugar, which generally is an enemy. This is because it causes insulin spikes and falls, which can leave you hungry and cause you to overeat.last_img read more