ESPN Names Best Players In CFB By Jersey #, Ohio State Absolutely Dominates The List

first_imgAn article names Cardale Jones the best No. 12 in college football.Cardale Jones Best Players In College FootballThere are plenty of ways to gauge just how great the 2015 Ohio State football team could be. You can look at their odds in Las Vegas, the preseason All-American lists, the 2016 NFL Mock Draft, etc. Here’s another way. ESPN has named the best players in college football by jersey number, 1-99. Ohio State absolutely dominates the list. Jersey numbers mean a lot in CFB. Our take on the best current player for each number, 1-99: http://t.co/eLMnTO8HD7 pic.twitter.com/ynOnDp8Uqx— ESPN (@espn) June 4, 2015Ohio State has 11 players on the list: 12 – Cardale Jones15 – Ezekiel Elliott16 – J.T. Barrett17 – Jalin Marshall37 – Joshua Perry43 – Darron Lee65 – Pat Elflein68 – Taylor Decker81 – Nick Vannett92 – Adolphus Washington97 – Joey BosaThat’s pretty ridiculous. The next-closest team is Michigan State, with five. You can view the full list here.last_img read more

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Video: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake’s Arm Looked Fine While Playing This Arcade Punching Game

first_imgAn arcade punching bag game.Kenyan Drake PunchAlabama running back Kenyan Drake was sidelined late in the regular season with a broken right arm, but returned to the lineup for the Crimson Tide’s SEC Championship Game victory over Florida.He hasn’t experienced any setbacks during preparation for the Cotton Bowl, and judging by how hard his punch is in this video of him playing an arcade punching game, he’s fine for the CFP. Drake’s health is paramount for the Tide. Derrick Henry is the bell cow and Heisman winner, but Drake’s versatility and skill set are important to the offense.last_img

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House Begins Debate on Procurement Bill

first_img Dr. Clarke noted that the Government, as the single biggest spender in Jamaica, is committed to using procurement strategically to drive key polices aimed at creating a pillar for sustainable economic growth and increased economies of scale. Also, Part Five of the Act requires amendment of the standstill period, so that it is applicable to Tier-One contracts, which are the value range accessible to MSMEs, thereby ensuring this vulnerable class of suppliers’ ability to seek review and reconsideration.The amendments also address the issues of special and differential treatment measures.Debate on the Bill will continue at the next sitting of the House of Representatives. Story Highlights The House of Representatives, on April 11, began debate on the Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill that seeks to regulate the procurement of goods, works and services by agencies.center_img The House of Representatives, on April 11, began debate on the Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill that seeks to regulate the procurement of goods, works and services by agencies.The legislation was piloted by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.Dr. Clarke noted that the Government, as the single biggest spender in Jamaica, is committed to using procurement strategically to drive key polices aimed at creating a pillar for sustainable economic growth and increased economies of scale.He explained that the reform of legislation, policies and systems relating to the business operations of the public sector is intended to provide economic stimulus by enhancing the potential of local industries, in particular micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that will be enabled to acquire a more meaningful share of the Government’s procurement contracts.Dr. Clarke informed that the Public Procurement Act is supported by three pieces of Regulations, which are intended to enable its effective operations. These are the Public ProcurementRegulations 2018; the Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations, 2018; and the Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations, 2018.“The Public Procurement Regulations 2018 contain provisions that will ensure the efficient and effective management of the procurement function in a manner grounded in obtaining best value for money. The importance of proper procurement planning, timely execution of procurement proceedings, effective management of contractor performance management are embedded in these regulations,” he noted.“A public procurement system that engenders public trust and confidence must provide an avenue for redress and, as such, the Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations, 2018 are being promulgated. Under these regulations the Procurement Review Board has been empowered to take timely actions and decisions that arise from disputes,” the Finance Minister added.He further noted that the Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations, 2018 have not yet been tabled, as these regulations require the operationalisation of the Public Procurement Commission under the Public Procurement Act.“The Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations 2018 will address not only the registration and classification of suppliers, but strengthen and expand the functions of the Commission as an independent body, with its own staff and offices,” Dr. Clarke said.He also informed that the Ministry is far advanced with the implementation of the electronic procurement platform. To date, 89 procuring entities have been trained in its functionality, of which 29 are already using the platform to execute procurement contracts.In addition, approximately 1,000 suppliers are registered on the platform, of which 264 Jamaican suppliers have been trained by the Ministry.The Minister said in light of the foregoing, the decision to amend the Public Procurement Act is consequential of challenges encountered while drafting the supporting legislation, the Public Procurement Manual and the Standard Bidding Documents.“Whilst most of the amendments are to correct grammatical and reference errors, there were matters related to policy issues, and in particular provisions under special and differential treatment measures, which are geared towards the support of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises,” Dr. Clarke said.To this end, Part One of the Act is being amended to add definitions of key terms, including that of supplier, special and differential treatment measures, offsets, domestic margin of preference and set-asides.Part Two of the Act is being amended to clarify the role of the Office of the Public Procurement Policy as the administrative body with the vested authority to establish framework agreements.In addition, Part Three of the Act is being amended to include additional public procurement methods that are intended to achieve greater efficiencies in the execution of the procurement function and meet the best value for money objective.Part Four of the Act will be amended to make a clear distinction between ‘Eligibility’ – the bidder being required to demonstrate proof of tax compliance and appropriate registration with the Public Procurement Commission – and ‘Qualification’ – the bidder demonstrating ability and capacity to undertake or fulfil the requirements of the specific procurement opportunity. He explained that the reform of legislation, policies and systems relating to the business operations of the public sector is intended to provide economic stimulus by enhancing the potential of local industries, in particular micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that will be enabled to acquire a more meaningful share of the Government’s procurement contracts.last_img read more

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Stage North Theatre Societys latest production opens tonight

first_imgThe cost of admission for “Mary’s Wedding” is $25 for adults, and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets will be sold at the box office one hour prior to the event“Mary’s Wedding” runs from April 26th – April 28th and curtains open at 7:30 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Stage North Theatre Society is set to bring Fort St. John their latest production. “Mary’s Wedding” opens tonight at the North Peace Cultural Centre.The play takes place the night before Mary’s Wedding in 1920. The play journeys through Mary’s dream, her past, and the moment she meets her first love Charlie before he volunteers for World War One. Charlie’s side of the story takes place in the trenches along side his mentor and sergeant. The play is as much about history as it is about romance.Emry Mika, who would be best remembered for her roles in the Stage North Theatre Society’s productions of Chicago and Legally Blonde, plays the roles of Mary, as well as Charlie’s mentor the Sergeant. Charlie will be played by Cody MacGillivray who is best remembered for his role as the fed ex guy in the Stage North Theatre society’s production of Legally Blonde.last_img read more

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GST Councillike institutions needed to promote healthcare rural development

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday made a case for setting up GST Council-like federal institutions to promote healthcare, rural development and agriculture sectors by optimally utilising resources of the centre and states.The successful experiment of GST Council, which is a constitutional body for making recommendations to the union and state governments on issues related to goods and service tax, needs to be replicated in other areas. He said agriculture, rural development and healthcare is one area where the central government spends a lot of money on supporting farmers, creating infrastructure and building health centres for poor population. Also, the state governments are spending money on these sectors. He said there is a need for utilising the resources in an optimal manner by enhancing coordination between the centre and state governments for essential developmental activities. “I think a coordination body on a non-statutory basis like the GST Council, as a federal institution can do that job (coordination),” Jaitley said in a video message on Twitter. “I strongly believe federal institutions after the successful implementation of the GST Council must be experimented in the areas of rural development, agriculture and healthcare. This will help the poorest section of population. We stand as a political party also committed to enforce this,” the minister said. He said the GST Council is an “excellent federal institution”, which in its 34 meetings has decided thousands of issues with consensus leading to benefits to traders and people and developing ‘New India’. The GST Council, chaired by the union finance minister, comprises finance ministers of all states.last_img read more

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US Socialist Dem Sanders tax returns show hes a millionaire

first_imgWashington DC: Self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, the 2020 presidential candidate who has long assailed America’s growing income inequality, released 10 years of tax returns Monday that confirm his newfound status as a millionaire. The senator, who routinely rails against “millionaires and billionaires” and the “rigged” economic system that protects their standing, saw his income spike on royalties from sales of his book, “Our Revolution,” published shortly after his 2016 race for the Democratic nomination. According to tax returns released by the Sanders campaign, Sanders had an adjusted gross income of 561,293 in 2018, 1,131,925 in 2017 and 1,062,626 in 2016. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USHis 2015 income was substantially less, at 240,622, the returns showed. “These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate. I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity,” Sanders said in a statement. “I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country.” The increased wealth of the liberal candidate who has positioned himself as a champion of the people has raised questions about whether he can still speak for working-class Americans. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSanders said he will still “strive every day to ensure every American has the basic necessities of life, including a livable wage, decent housing, health care and retirement security.” The release comes amid continued pressure on billionaire President Donald Trump to show his tax returns. The New York real estate tycoon refused to do so during the 2016 campaign, saying that he was under audit, but the Internal Revenue Service has said this is no impediment to their release. Democrats have seized on the issue of Trump’s undisclosed taxes since taking control of the House of Representatives in January, and have cited a little-known law that allows Congress to review anyone’s returns to conduct an investigation. On Saturday, Democratic lawmakers gave tax authorities a final deadline of April 23 to hand over Trump’s returns, but it remained unclear if his administration will comply.last_img read more

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Obesity rising faster in Rural areas

first_imgObesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, according to a study of global trends in body-mass index (BMI). The study, published in the journal Nature, analysed the height and weight data of over 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries and territories between 1985 and 2017. Height and weight can be used to calculate BMI, an internationally recognised scale which tells us whether an individual has a healthy weight for their height, said researchers led by Imperial College London in the UK. The study found that from 1985 to 2017, BMI rose by an average of two kilogrammes per square metre (kg/m2) in women and 2.2 kg/m2 in men globally, equivalent to each person becoming five to six kg heavier. Over half of the global rise over these 33 years was due to increases in BMI in rural areas. In some low and middle income countries, rural areas were responsible for over 80 per cent of the increase. The team found that since 1985, average BMI in rural areas has increased by 2.1 kg/m2 in both women and men. However, in cities, the increase was 1.3 kg/m2 and 1.6 kg/m2 in women and men respectively. In 1985, urban men and women in over three quarters of the countries had a higher BMI than their rural counterparts, they said. Over time, the gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed. “The results of this massive global study overturn commonly held perceptions that more people living in cities is the main cause of the global rise in obesity,” said Professor Majid Ezzati of Imperial’s School of Public Health. “This means that we need to rethink how we tackle this global health problem,” Ezzati said. The team found important differences between high-, middle-, and low-income countries. In high-income countries, the study showed that BMI has been generally higher in rural areas since 1985, especially for women. The researchers suggest this is due to the disadvantages experienced by those living outside cities: lower income and education, limited availability and higher price of healthy foods, and fewer leisure and sports facilities. “Discussions around public health tend to focus more on the negative aspects of living in cities,” said Ezzati. “In fact, cities provide a wealth of opportunities for better nutrition, more physical exercise and recreation, and overall improved health, which are often harder to find in rural areas,” he said. Rural areas in low- and middle-income countries have seen shifts towards higher incomes, better infrastructure, more mechanised agriculture and increased car use. These factors not only bring numerous health benefits, but also lead to lower energy expenditure and to more spending on food, which can be processed and low-quality when sufficient regulations are not in place. All these factors contribute to faster increase in BMI in rural areas, researchers said. “As countries increase in wealth, the challenge for rural populations changes from affording enough to eat, to affording good quality food,” said Ezzati. The main exception to the global trend was sub-Saharan Africa where women gained weight more rapidly in cities. This was possibly because of more low-energy work, such as office work, less need for physical domestic tasks and greater access to processed foods, researchers said.last_img read more

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Ohio State cruises to 7131 victory against LouisianaMonroe in final nonconference game

Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) glides to the hoop for a score during a game against Delaware Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-64. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerShortly after tip against Louisiana-Monroe, the Ohio State Buckeyes looked as if they wanted to finish their final non-conference game as quickly as possible.No. 3 OSU (13-0, 0-0) jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the opening four minutes against the Warhawks (3-5, 0-0), and cruised to an easy 71-31 victory Friday.“I’m excited. Honestly, I’m just ecstatic. I can’t wait,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the win about the opportunity to start Big Ten play next week. “I know it’s going to be fun, some great challenges. We’re going to learn a lot about this team. All the games up to this point is what we’ve been preparing for — the Big Ten conference.”The Buckeyes are set to travel to Purdue Tuesday. The Big Ten conference currently has four teams in the top 25, with three being in the top five.“I think sometimes during the non-conference, as you play some of these teams that are not as good as you are, you actually play down to them. That’s not good for teams, that’s not what you’re supposed to do,” junior forward LaQuinton Ross said after the win. “When we come out in Big Ten play, there’s going to be teams that are just as good as us, and we’re going to have to play.”Ross finished with a double-double against Louisiana-Monroe, pouring in 15 points and collecting 10 rebounds. He was one of three Buckeyes to finish the game in double figures scoring, as sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle tallied 14 and Smith Jr. led all scorers with 17.“I was very pleased with the energy we played with. Defensively I thought we were unselfish, offensively I thought we missed some open shots that I wish we could make, but for the most part, I thought they did a good job of getting themselves ready to play,” OSU coach Thad Matta said following the win.Louisiana-Monroe shot just 10 of 54 from the field, including 3 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line. No player scored more than seven points against OSU, who heads into Big Ten play as one of two undefeated teams in the conference along with No. 4 Wisconsin. Matta said the tough play in the conference is the reason players come to play at OSU.“We tell our guys, ‘You’ve got 18 battles coming up. The war’s decided in March,’” Matta said. “Just from the standpoint of the challenges that lie ahead, that’s what guys sign up for when they come to play at Ohio State. There’s going to be some tremendous battles every night we take the floor, and I think for us, it’s exciting.”OSU led, 41-20, at halftime and used a 15-0 run to open the second half to put things even further out of reach. Louisiana-Monroe failed to score its first point in the second half until there was just 10:40 left to play.The Buckeyes won 12 of their 13 non-conference games by at least 10 points, with the only exception coming Dec. 21 when they defeated Notre Dame 64-61, and seem prime for the rugged Big Ten.“I think what these 13 games did, it showed us where we measure out at — how good our team really is,” Ross said. “Going back through some of the games, I’m pretty sure the coaches are going to go back and look at some of those games and think about some of those games and see what we have done, see how we have grown from the first game to this game right here. I think it’s just going to to give us a measurement, how good our team is for the Big Ten.”Even though the Buckeyes are one of the nation’s top-ranked teams, that doesn’t necessarily mean much, Smith Jr. said.“I don’t really think those rankings mean anything,” Smith Jr. said. “I think you take away everybody’s rankings right now because when you get into conference play, each night if you don’t come to play, you’re going to lose.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes and Boilermakers (10-3, 0-0) Tuesday is set for 1 p.m. at Mackey Arena.Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that OSU won each of their non-conference games by at least 10 points. In fact, the Buckeyes won 12 of their 13 games by at least double digits, only defeating Notre Dame by three points Dec. 21. read more

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Womens Lacrosse Maryland rolls Ohio State winning 205 in Buckeyes final home

Maryland senior attack Megan Whittle controls the ball during the Terrapins’ 20-5 win against Ohio State on April 15 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team could not withstand a downpour — of both rain and Maryland goals — and fell 20-5 to the Terrapins in its final home game of the season Sunday.Maryland (14-1, 4-0 Big Ten) took an early lead with three unanswered points in the first seven minutes of the game. It took five shot attempts before the Buckeyes (5-9, 1-4 Big Ten) scored in the first half. Junior attack McKayla Conti brought the score to 3-1 after a feed from sophomore midfield Liza Hernandez. Hernandez closed the Terrapins lead to one goal when she scored, picking up her second point of the game with the help of junior attack Sara Dickinson. The Terrapins then went on a 7-0 run led by Maryland sophomore attack Kali Hartshorn, who picked up six draw controls and scored two goals during the rally. Hartshorn extended Maryland’s lead to eight with a pair of goals before the end of the first half. Hernandez completed a hat trick with her third goal on a free-position shot after a foul by Maryland junior defender Shelby Mercer. But Terrapin junior midfield Jen Giles quickly followed up with a goal. “For the most part I think we did a pretty decent job. We kind of hung around a little bit in that first 20 minutes of the half,” head coach Alexis Venechanos said. “I didn’t like how we cleared the ball. I thought we had some good stops and just threw the ball away.” Ohio State senior attack Lauren Sherry closed out the half 11-4 with her fifth goal of the season. At the start of the second half, Hernandez took advantage of a turnover by Maryland senior attack Megan Whittle and scored to cut Maryland’s lead to six. That was the final Buckeye goal of the game.“Liza is a gutsy, phenomenal player,” Venechanos said. “She has a lot of courage to take those shots. She’s been working really hard so I’m glad she’s had a little bit of a breakout game.” The Terrapins capped off the game with 9-0 run to put away the Buckeyes and remain undefeated in the Big Ten. “I thought we had some opportunities we didn’t capitalize on,” Venechanos said. “I like the team’s focus [and] I like our ability to want to stick to the game plan, now we just gotta work on the execution.”Hartshorn finished the game with 11 draw controls out of Maryland’s 18 total. Ohio State picked up nine draw controls and sophomore goalie Jill Rizzo had nine saves compared to the Terrapins’ seven. The Buckeyes will travel to Baltimore to face Johns Hopkins in their final game of the season at 5 p.m. Friday. read more

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Mourinhos allout war against the English press

first_imgPortuguese manager Jose Mourinho is not happy with the way the English press has treated him lately, which is why he is completely against then now.There is a lot of turmoil at Manchester United with Jose Mourinho right now, the English press is having a field day after the Red Devils lost their second match of the Premier League season against Brighton & Hove Albion and this has resulted in the manager’s negative reaction. Right after the match last week, the boss specifically told the press that he wouldn’t take any questions from the press because all they do is criticize his players but the members of the media criticize him. The players are to blame for the team’s results, but the top responsible for the squad’s lack of results is him. As a response to everything he’s read during the week from many outlets, the manager’s response was one that really angered many members of the local press and they will get their revenge through written words. Jose offered a press conference this Friday before next Sunday’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, what happened during the presser was unexpected. Mourinho’s latest antics against the media.The manager himself told the media that there was a certain time in which he would offer a press conference, but to the surprise of many he arrived a full half an hour earlier than expected and only a few members of the press were able to ask him any questions in an exchange that lasted only a little over four minutes. This is a direct attack to all the outlets that have criticized the manager for his poor results of late, Jose Mourinho doesn’t agree with most of them and feels like they are inventing things that never happened in order to get more readers. But many of the members from the press who have talked about the manager’s bust-ups with players like Paul Pogba or Anthony Martial, have reliable sources from inside the club that witnessed those fight and they work for respected media outlets that would fire them if they felt the information was untrue.⏰ Turned up 30 minutes early to his press conference…? So most of the media would not be present.? Answered 13 questions in 4 minutes with 2 or 3 word replies.? He then got up and left.?? Jose Mourinho, Ladies & Gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/JivrIYTAxi— SPORF (@Sporf) August 24, 2018Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.The real reason Mourinho is angry at the world.It’s a number of reasons really, the Portuguese manager is most angry towards club vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Jose thinks that the way in which Manchester United is going about signing new players this summer is the reason they are not getting results, he was especially fuming when he realized that he wouldn’t be able to sign defender Harry Maguire from Leicester City after the England international’s amazing World Cup performance. The boss really believes that the Red Devils’ weakest point is their defense and he doesn’t think the squad can win any trophies this season without new arrivals who can cover that position. The relationship between Mourinho and Woodward has reached a very important obstacle that may end with one of the two getting sacked by Manchester United’s high command, but we still don’t know who will be the one that leaves. Mourinho doesn’t feel like he is doing a bad job this early in the season, which is another reason he is angry at the media for being so harsh on him.José Mourinho has told friends he would have quit any other club by now. The Man Utd boss is said to be deeply frustrated by what he sees as a lack of backing from vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (Source: Daily Mirror) pic.twitter.com/Z0yrpIxUm9— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 24, 2018The players are letting him down.This is a sensation that only Jose Mourinho has at this moment, because the players who are not in good terms with the boss feel exactly the same towards him, they feel like he is the one letting them down. The situation with Paul Pogba the most complicated as we have reported lately, but there are other wars that Jose has with more players and the press just hasn’t picked up on all of them. What he is trying to do by arriving early to an important press conference like today, is also protecting himself from any more information that could potentially leak and damage his situation with the club any further. Mourinho is already having a really hard time trying to put out the many fires inside the club, he thinks that having the press’ magnifying glass is not helping him one bit and he will do anything to stop them. Obviously, today’s decision to leave many of the media members out of the loop will have repercussions, this war is just getting started.Short but sweet from Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/JDzmzcSn68— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 24, 2018What do you think the English press should do after the latest of Jose Mourinho’s antics? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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