Mike Gundy Thinks Oklahoma State Was a 7-Win Team With One QB

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I’m not sure I can go here with you, Mike. I can go a lot of places and believe a lot of things, but I’m not sure I can buy into this. As Bill Haisten transcribed for the Tulsa World, Mike Gundy gave a revealing interview to Triple Play Sports on Wednesday. He talked about the season, his coaching staff and his QBs.We already talked about his staff. We will talk about the season. But now, I want to talk about his QBs. Look at what Gundy said about No. 2 and No. 4.“In my opinion, we would be lucky to win seven games if we didn’t have both quarterbacks playing,” said Gundy. “To try to generate some short-yardage (conversions) and goal-line (success), and a little more of a rushing attack, with J.W. And we were able to use Mason’s strength – the ability to throw the play-action pass and throw the ball down the field.”AdChoices广告That may or may not be true (I don’t think it is), but that’s a bit of a shot at Mason Rudolph, no? Not that it was intended, but they certainly were not equals in this. Rudolph just threw down one of the all-time great seasons by a QB in Oklahoma State history and I feel like we’re all like, “but look at what J-Dub did!”Don’t get me wrong, The General was great. He closed like a champ and was the soul of the team. But Rudolph was much, much better. To call OSU a seven-win team with only No. 2 calling plays, well, like I said, I can’t go there with you, Mike.Rudolph stats if you give him HALF the TD he set up for JW:63% | 326 YPG | 33 TD | 9 INTWeeden’s best:72% | 364 YPG | 37 TD | 13 INT— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 10, 2015last_img read more

Watch: A Look Back at Oklahoma State’s 10-2 Season

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. AdChoices广告Here’s a fun recap of the sweet season 10-2 OSU just put together.last_img read more

2017 OSU Football Social Media Guide

first_imgNathan Gilsleider DEJarrell Owens Adam Lunt QBTaylor Cornelius QBKeondre Wudtee Shane Hatfield RBJ.D. King KOCOCarson Cunningham Phillip Blochowiak Matt Mauldin Tulsa WorldMark Cooper WRTyron Johnson CBMadre Harper Pistols FiringKyle Cox Paddle People WLBKevin Henry Pistols FiringKyle Porter WRJames Washington RBChuba Hubbard Pistols FiringHayden Barber OKSTATE Probs WRDillon Stoner SLBKenneth Edison-McGruder Pistols FiringJackson Lavarnway OFFENSENAME WRChris Lacy CBAJ Green Pistols FiringJustin Southwell CBrad Lundblade RGLarry Williams And last but not least, some of my favorite personal follows related to OSU that give a good mix of entertainment/news. Pistols FiringThomas Fleming CWSione Finefeuiaki DTEnoch Smith DTDeQuinton Osborne FSJerel Morrow SLBCalvin Bundage LTAaron Cochran RBLD Brown WRMarcell Ateman WLBJustin Phillips Travis Burns FSTre Flowers MLBGyasi Akemcenter_img MLBChad Whitener CWKeenen Brown Pistols FiringKyle Boone DEVili Leveni Royal John CWBritton Abbott Cowboys Ride for FreeCRFF RBJustice Hill Matt Fletcher RTZach Crabtree DEFENSENAME DETralund Webber The 2017 football season will be underway days from now, and if you’re like millions of Americans, you probably enjoy following along with all the action on social media.We’ve created a handy-dandy guide for you to do just that. Just click on the player/person/media member’s name and it will direct you to their twitter handle. Enjoy. Tulsa WorldKendrick Marshall SSZa’Carrius Green DTDarrion Daniels The OklahomanJohn Helsley Tyler Segraves The OklahomanScott Wright OKState Gents OSU Students DECole Walterscheid RANDOM LGMarcus Keyes RBJa’Ron Wilson DTTrey Carter Gundy’s Visor The OklahomanBerry Tramel Pistols FiringPhillip Slavin WRJalen McCleskey QBMason Rudolph Gavin Gundy Tulsa WorldBill Haisten Evan Epstein Eddy Mcdaniels MEDIA OUTLETNAME CBMalik Kearse AdChoices广告 CBRodarius Williams SSRamon Richards Ben DeWalt While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Giggs: Ramsey requires small procedure

first_imgAaron Ramsey Arsenal star Ramsey requires ‘small procedure’ in blow to Wales Alex Fisher 22:28 15/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) aaronramsey - cropped Getty Images Wales China PR v Wales China PR Arsenal China Cup Premier League UEFA Europa League Gareth Bale Ryan Giggs has revealed the Gunners midfielder will be forced under the knife during the international break, forcing him out of his nation’s plans Aaron Ramsey has been left out of Ryan Giggs’ first Wales squad so the Arsenal midfielder can undergo a “small procedure”.Ramsey has reportedly been managing a hamstring injury that he sustained before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on February 25.The 27-year-old featured in the Gunners’ Premier League loss to City and the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie with AC Milan, scoring the second in a 2-0 win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Giggs expects Ramsey to feature in the second leg with Milan on Thursday, but he will then treatment that has ruled him out of the China Cup.”We’ve been in discussions with Arsenal and Aaron,” Giggs told a media conference on Thursday. “He’s got a small procedure, it’s the ideal time in the break to get it done. He’ll be in the squad for AC Milan.”It’s a good time to get this done. It’s a blow because he’s a quality player but it’s the best thing for the future for Aaron.”While Ramsey misses out, Gareth Bale is part of Giggs’ first squad for the tournament that sees Wales face China on March 22, with Uruguay and the Czech Republic the other nations in action.”You want your best players and Gareth is a tremendous player,” added the manager. “He’s someone who lights up the pitch whenever he’s on it.”You want your best players to travel. He’s got a game just like most of the players at the weekend so we’re constantly monitoring the players injury wise.”There’s been a few players who have picked up knocks this week so it’s about constantly monitoring players and fingers crossed everyone’s on the plane.”There is no place for Hal Robson-Kanu, though, with Giggs instead handing a first call-up to Preston North End forward Billy Bodin.Danny Ward is not among the goalkeepers due to “administrative problems with the passport and his visa”, while Ashley Williams will retain the captaincy.Wales squad in full: Goalkeepers: Michael Crowe (Ipswich Town), Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Chris Maxwell (Preston North End)Defenders: Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), James Chester (Aston Villa), Ben Davies (Tottenham), Chris Gunter (Reading), Declan John (Rangers), Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers), Christopher Mepham (Brentford), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Ashley Williams (Everton)Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic), Ryan Hedges (Barnsley), Andy King (Swansea City), Joe Ledley (Derby County), Marley Watkins (Norwich City)Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Billy Bodin (Preston North End), Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Harry Wilson (Hull City), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool), Sam Vokes (Burnley).last_img read more

Lloris earns 100th France cap

first_imgWorld Cup C’est magnifique! Lloris earns 100th France cap Omnisport 23:58 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hugo Lloris France Peru World Cup Getty Images World Cup France France v Peru Peru The goalkeeper was named between the posts for Les Blues’ World Cup clash with Peru, becoming his nation’s seventh centurion Hugo Lloris made his 100th appearance for France in their World Cup clash against Peru on Thursday.The France captain became the seventh player to reach the landmark, joining company that includes national coach Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane.Lillian Thuram is the all-time leader in France caps with 142, with Thierry Henry second with 123. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Lloris – who made his debut in 2008 – captained Les Bleus for their 2016 European Championship campaign on home soil, where they were defeated in the final by Portugal, and has played at three World Cups.France defeated Australia 2-1 in their opening match at the 2018 World Cup and will seal their place in the round of 16 if they beat Peru in Ekaterinburg on Thursday.While Lloris’ 100th cap may have seemed a forgone conclusion just a few months ago, the goalkeeper came under some heat in the lead up to the tournament.After a season with Spurs that saw him finish tied for second in the Premier League in errors leading to goals , Lloris was hit for criticism in France’s friendlies against Italy and the United States for goals conceded.Against Italy, Lloris parried Mario Balotelli’s free-kick back toward the center of the area and right into the path of Leonardo Bonucci, who directed the rebound home.Then against the USMNT, Lloris was beaten near post on a first-time shot by Julian Green , despite the chance being taken at a narrow angle. 100 – Hugo Lloris 🇫🇷 is the 7th player to reach 100 caps with France :142  Thuram123  Henry116  Desailly108  Zidane107  Vieira103  Deschamps100  LlorisClub. #FRAPER #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/urQ3jRViGC — OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 21, 2018 However, France head coach Deschamps, despite saying Lloris needed to do better, remained behind his goalkeeper and refused to go away from him in favor of Alphonse Areola or Steve Mandanda. Lloris was handed the start in France’s opener against Australia, only conceding the lone Socceroos goal from the penalty spot.last_img read more

Neuer: Germany cause no ‘fear or respect’

first_imgWorld Cup Neuer: No reason for teams to ‘fear or respect’ Germany Patric Ridge 06:43 6/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Manuel Neuer Germany World Cup 2018 ROMAN KRUCHININ World Cup Germany South Korea v Germany South Korea The Bayern Munich star slammed his side’s performance at the World Cup, claiming the 2014 winners “did not deserve” to go through Manuel Neuer believes it would be “bitter and pathetic” for Germany’s players to revel in their past glories in the aftermath of their dreadful 2018 World Cup campaign.The defending champions’ shambolic tournament came to a resounding end on Wednesday , as South Korea claimed a 2-0 victory in Kazan to ensure Germany finished bottom of Group F.While Joachim Low’s side lifted the trophy in Brazil in 2014, they joined Spain, Italy and France in the list of teams to have been dumped out in the group stage following victory in the previous edition of the tournament. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar And Neuer, who only returned from injury in time to captain Germany at this World Cup, insists Die Mannschaft cannot dwell on past achievements.”We had it in our own hands, but we did not make it,” Neuer, who confirmed his intention to remain available for international selection, said. “To revel in the past brings us nothing, that’s bitter and pathetic. Even if it had worked today, there would have been halts in the knockout phase. We just did not deserve it. “We did not really convince in any game. Of course it is very disappointing.”We need to analyse this and it has to be said very clearly that we just do not deserve it. Even after the three games, you have not seen in any game that there was a German team on the pitch, in front of which one has fear or respect. “Even if we had made it in the last 16, everyone would have liked to play against us. How should we be dangerous to an opponent if we deliver such performances?”I’ve always tried to take responsibility, always tried to take the team. In the locker room, during training and on the pitch. Of course, I am also responsible for it.”4/5 – #GER are the fourth defending champions to be eliminated from the Group Stage at the World Cup in the last five tournaments:2002 France2010 Italy2014 Spain2018 Germany. Surprise. pic.twitter.com/2ub1EJKUEo — OptaJavier (@OptaJavier) June 27, 2018 Like Neuer, Thomas Muller broke through the ranks in Germany’s national team at World Cup 2010, although the Bayern Munich forward was benched for the crunch clash with South Korea, and the 28-year-old admitted the squad were embarrassed by their displays.”No matter what we say now, it will not be right,” Muller told reporters.”We are seriously disappointed and shocked. We are responsible for that. It is embarrassing that we will be eliminated from the table in this group.”With this squad and these claims. We scored just one goal in three games and in each game we got a goal against us. Therefore, we are powerless against any argument.”last_img read more

ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Penn State vs. Kentucky

first_imgPenn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State and Kentucky are set to square of in the Citrus Bowl in what will be their first meeting in nearly two decades.The Nittany Lions started the season 4-0, but lost back-to-back games to Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, and lost to Michigan several weeks later.At 9-3 on the season, the team needs to win the Citrus Bowl to secure their third straight 10-win season.The Wildcats similarly struggled in the middle of the season before a late rally secured them nine wins. A win in the Citrus Bowl would give them their first 10-win season since 1977.Penn State and Kentucky have played each other only five times before.The two sides split a four-game series played between 1975 and 1978.The only other bowl game in which the two teams faced off was in the 1999 Outback Bowl, which Penn State won 26-14.ESPN’s Football Power Index computer model has released its prediction for the game.ESPN’s computer model believes that Penn State has the best chance to win. The computer model gives the Wolverines a 67.6 percent chance to win this Saturday’s bowl game.That leaves upstart Kentucky at 32.4-percent to win the match-up. ESPN's FPI prediction for Penn State vs. Kentucky Citrus Bowl.ESPNThe game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on ABC.last_img read more

Throttle Jockey: Single-cylinder motorbikes simplify a complex world

first_img Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Back at the dawn of the age of internal combustion engines in the late 1800s, early gearheads worked to better understand and refine the infernal machines they created in barns, tiny shops and increasingly, in factories. They were cantankerous things; loud, hot, smelly, unreliable, unpredictable and, for the times, complicated.At the time, many folks just shook their heads and saddled up Old Paint as usual to get where they were going: the mercantile, church, barber or the farrier waiting with some new horseshoes. Why would anyone want to mess with such a demon device as the “gasoline engine” when horses were pretty much dead-on reliable?The reasons, of course, were already there: relative high output power in a small package, scalability, long-term performance, and a lot less poop. Once reliable, the gas engine relegated horses and trains to also-ran status, something the horses are probably thankful for to this day.With rare exception, those early engines were one-cylinder machines, also known as singles, thumpers, and so on. Once engineers got a handle on making singles reliable and powerful, competition, curiosity, early aircraft needs and racing quickly pushed designers to develop multiple cylinder engines – a clear case of more is definitely better. Soon, the single-cylinder engine itself was relegated to also-ran status as V-Twins, P-twins, radials, triples, fours, V-fours, straight sixes, V6s, straight-8s, V8s, V10s and V12s grabbed all the glory.Despite the incredible advances in engine technology since those oil-soaked years so long ago, the lowly single-cylinder engine perseveres to this day, often in a form not that far removed from the barking, banging contraptions of old. Engineers have added counterbalancers to smooth them out, and modern tech like fuel injection and other tricks have suppressed the typical hand-numbing vibration inherent in a device that is sending a big hunk of metal up and down several dozen times per second.Why does the single soldier on? It has numerous advantages over other engines, especially when modern technology is liberally applied. Singles are small and light, yet provide stout horsepower and lots of torque. My friend rides a KTM dual sport and while his engine is 150cc smaller than the one in my Suzuki DR650SE, his is tuned to produce over 60 horsepower – a giant amount of power for an engine you can literally fit in a backpack. In his case, digital fuel injection and liquid cooling provide the power boost over older air-cooled and carbureted thumpers.But one-lungers have other positives as well. With just one piston to deal with, they tend to be simpler to construct and repair while being highly reliable – the KISS rule in operation.And then there’s the sound. While V-Twins rumble, triples snarl and fours buzz, singles have their own aural signature that’s hard to miss: the metronomic pulse of the rise and fall of that one lonely slug as it battles physics while making power. Some boom, some thuk, some scream to the heavens like the old Honda single-cylinder racebikes of the 1960s. Of course there’s singles racing today as well, appropriately named the Sound of Singles.You can still buy single-cyclinder street bikes outside of the dirtbike and dual-sport realms, but the selection is, shall we say, limited. KTM, who seem to specialize in extracting the maximum amount of fun from singles, offer their Duke hooligan machines, while Suzuki still sells a basic cruiser that hasn’t changed much in 30-odd years. If you dig the classic look, Royal Enfield out of India makes a whole line of gorgeous single cylinder machines, and they’ve recently brought them into the modern era with a thorough engine redesign, fuel injection, brakes that actually work and other touches while retaining their classic form factor. Good stuff.This past week, it was time again to gather with friends again in a small Oregon town for a few days without computers, cell phones (well, sort of) and other digital distractions. There was hiking to do, and some riding as well.I saddled up my personal Old Paint, which in this day and age is my well-worn but completely reliable Suzuki DR650SE dual sport, which is powered by an air-and oil-cooled 650cc single cylinder engine that likely makes 40 horsepower on a good day. That’s a far cry from my four-cylinder Honda Blackbird, which rocks about 150hp on any day and could rocket my carcass to my destination, about 300 miles distant, in about half the time the Suzuki can get me there. Except riding the Blackbird in the dirt is a very, very bad idea, and speeding tickets remain expensive.Loaded with gear and riding essentials, the old Zook really is a mechanical pack animal, its one-chamber heart thuk-thuk-thuking down the road with no great urgency. At idle, the bike vibrates like a paint shaker, but above a trot, the DR is smooth and comfortable. A slight thrum in the bars reminds you it’s a single, but I can and do ride it all day in comfort.Smooth, simple and plenty fast, I have to admit the lowly DR, with an engine that traces its roots back to the dawn of the gas-powered era, has become my favorite bike to ride.Photos by Bill Roberson and Wikipedia Commons.last_img read more

North and South Peace Schools to receive upgrades due to Govt Funding

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government is allotting $206 million to school districts for energy upgrades, maintenance projects and new buses.In our region, School Districts 59 and 60 will be receiving funding to work on projects supported under the Government funded programs to benefit school districts through saving money on electricity, natural gas, fuel and ongoing maintenance.“For too many years, maintenance projects weren’t funded properly, and now we are providing school districts with increased resources to improve schools for students,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “This funding provides better instructional environments for both teachers and learners to focus more of their energies on student success.” The funding for this year is broken down into five programs;School Enhancement ProgramCarbon Neutral Capital ProgramBus Acquisition ProgramBuilding Envelope ProgramAnnual Facility GrantThe ‘School Enhancement Program’ provides $65 million for 127 school projects throughout the province, including mechanical upgrades and safety improvements.The ‘Carbon Neutral Capital Program’, 19 school districts are receiving a combined $5 million for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.The ‘Bus Acquisition Program’ provides $13 million for 81 new school buses provincewide.The ‘Building Envelope Program’ supports districts to remediate schools that have experienced water damage. In 2019-20, $8 million is allocated for this work.SD 59 and SD 60 will receive funding from the above-stated programs to help with the following schools; Peace River South School District (SD 59)School Enhancement Program• HVAC upgrades (Phase 2) at Dawson Creek SecondaryCarbon Neutral Capital Program• install DDC system at Deveraux ElementaryBus Acquisition Program• five new busesTotal – $2,109,640Peace River North School District (SD 60)School Enhancement Program• boiler upgrades at Upper Pine Elementary-Junior SecondaryBus Acquisition Program• three new busesIn addition to these programs, the $115.5-million Annual Facilities Grant will allow all school districts to undertake additional maintenance projects that promote the continued safe and efficient operation of schools.“CUPE’s K-12 Presidents Council is pleased that revenues are being targeted for the maintenance and much-needed upgrades to more than 50 school districts around the province. It is also very encouraging to see that safe transportation of students is a priority for this government,” said Warren Williams, president, K-12 Presidents Council. “Students need safe and inclusive learning environments, and this funding is a step in the right direction.”center_img To view which schools are receiving funding; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Credit unions decry federal regulatory ban on members using banking terms

TORONTO – The national group representing credit unions says its members are being treated unfairly by a federal regulator that is prohibiting them from using the terms “bank,” “banker” and “banking” to describe their services.The Canadian Credit Union Association says the ban on the terminology makes it difficult for credit unions to compete fairly with banks.The directive was contained in an advisory issued last Friday by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).The association says it has interpreted the advisory to mean that any member who continues to use these terms can face criminal charges.The group also notes that due to the changes, credit unions will have to remove any banking references from their advertising materials and their websites — a move it called an “unnecessary and expensive undertaking.”OSFI says it issued the advisory to provide clarity after observing increased use of the words “bank,” “banker” and “banking” by financial service providers that aren’t banks.The directive will take effect in stages, with companies required to remove banking references from websites by the end of this year and from printed materials by June 30 of next year. Credit unions decry federal regulatory ban on members using ‘banking’ terms by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2017 8:28 am MDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Jo Coxs sister still has not come to terms with her death

first_imgKim Leadbeater, sister of murdered MP Jo Cox Right wing loner Thomas Mair was given a whole life term after being convicted of her murder at the Old Bailey in November. Murdered MP Jo Cox  Jo Cox's mum and dad Gordon and Jean Leadbeater, sister Kim She said: “You couldn’t have foreseen it. No one knew that was going to happen, but then that happens to people all the time, with the bombings and the terror attacks in recent years.”I think that will take a lot of understanding, but what you have to then do is think actually the majority of people are good people, and we have just been unbelievably unlucky that our life has been affected by somebody who wasn’t a good person.”But you have to try and move forward from that and focus on how most people are actually really good and really kind.”And Miss Leadbeater said she does not waste a moment of her time thinking about Mair or the trial, describing it as a “job” the family had to go through.She said: “I haven’t thought about it since and I don’t intend to think about it.”The energy that I’ve got will be channelled into creating a positive legacy for Jo, rather than thinking about how she died. We will really, really focus on how she lived.” She said: “There’s a lot of stuff that I still haven’t dealt with, and I guess that’s where maybe counselling or some advice on how to cope with that would come in. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. To mark the anniversary of her murder, thousands of people will take part in an event called The Great Get Together this weekend, coming together to enjoy small picnics and community events across the UK.Throwing herself into its organisation has been a salve for Miss Leadbeater, 41, but she is aware there are still difficult roads ahead. Murdered MP Jo Cox Credit:Jo Cox Foundation “No, I don’t think I have, and I think that’s going to take a long time, an awfully long time.”When The Great Get Together – also a celebration of the MP’s ardent belief that people have more in common than the things dividing them – is over, Miss Leadbeater has promised to allow herself the time to begin processing what has happened to her family. Jo Cox’s mum and dad Gordon and Jean Leadbeater, sister Kim Credit:Ben Lack She told the Press Association: “I don’t think I’ve grieved at all yet, if I’m quite honest.”Since Jo was murdered, there has been no time because of the public nature of how it happened, because of Jo’s position that she was in – it’s been a constant rollercoaster.”I know all the facts, I know what happened, I sat through the trial – I’ve got all that information, but have I actually processed that and understood what that means for the rest of my life? The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox has said she has not yet fully come to terms with her death or had time to grieve – and revealed she does not give her killer a second thought.Kim Leadbeater described the 12 months since her older sister was killed as a “constant rollercoaster” that has not allowed her time to sit back and process her emotionsWhile she has occasionally found herself sobbing in the middle of the night, Ms Leadbeater said she and her family have been buoyed by an outpouring of support from across the country and around the world. She said: “That doesn’t mean we don’t have days where it really can be a struggle to keep going, but so far we’re managing.”One thing that drives you is thinking what Jo would want you to do, and Jo wouldn’t want this to take any more from us than it already has done. I keep trying to remember that.”Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed on June 16 last year as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, just 13 months after being elected as Labour MP for Batley and Spen constituency. She said: “We’ve come together stronger than ever, Brendan has just been amazing and the way he’s looked after the children, I’ve got so much respect for him and so much love for him.”So we’ve got each other, and we’ve come together, and that’s been really really helpful.”She is philosophical about Mrs Cox’s death, saying that while they were “extremely, unbelievably unlucky” to have such evil forces “conspire” against them, “the reality is, the way that the world is at the moment, bad things do happen”. “We have been so busy focusing on creating a legacy for Jo, which is exactly what we want to do, but that has to slow down at some point.”I’ve had moments. I’ve broken down in tears at the traffic lights and I remember sitting on the steps at home at 4 o’clock in the morning just uncontrollably crying.”But they have actually been quite sporadic and I think I need a bit more time to really understand what’s happened.”Miss Leadbeater said her sister’s murder has drawn the family closer. Kim Leadbeater, sister of murdered MP Jo CoxCredit: Dominic Harrislast_img read more

Newbridge Credit Union staff set to meet tonight to discuss takeover

first_imgUpdated 21:37MEMBERS OF THE SIPTU trade union at Newbridge Credit Union met this evening to discuss the fall-out from the institution’s transfer to Permanent TSB.The body’s loans and assets were transferred to the state-backed bank yesterday after an order was signed in the High Court. The Central Bank said the move was necessary due to financial difficulties in Newbridge.The original plan had been to merge Newbridge with Naas Credit Union, but Naas baulked at that idea late into proceedings, forcing the Central Bank to look elsewhere.SIPTU, which represents 30 of the 37 staff at Newbridge, says workers have been “treated disgracefully” by management in recent weeks.“There was no communication from the special manager of Newbridge Credit Union or from the Central Bank with staff or their representatives prior to the transfer to the Permanent TSB last night,” union organiser Adrian Kane said.“We had sought meetings with the Newbridge manager and the management of Naas Credit Union but they were suddenly cancelled last week.“Our members only heard of the decision to transfer to Permanent TSB through the local radio station on Saturday. This is not an acceptable way to treat staff.”Kane said that the retention of jobs should be a priority in the transfer, and welcomed PTSB director Niall O’Grady’s statement that all employment contracts would be honoured.It’s planned staff representatives will meet with PTSB management at some stage on Wednesday.Meanwhile, a group campaigning to save the institution staged a protest at the building this afternoon.Willie Crowley of Save Newbridge Credit Union said they would be lodging an immediate appeal to High Court, and would take the case to Europe if necessary.This article was originally posted at 2.30pmRead: Credit unions are “safe, strong and secure” — ICLU chief Read: Newbridge Credit Union taken over by Permanent TSBlast_img read more

Its a nobrainer lets decriminalise Fr Peter McVerry on Irelands drug laws

first_img Jun 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 13 Comments It should be treated as a health problem and not a criminal problem.The CityWide press conference urged members of the public to show their support for decriminalisation by making a submission to the Department of Health.The Department’s public consultation period has been extended by two week until 13 July. Over 14,000 submissions have been made to date.The Department’s Working Group established last July under the national drug strategy Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery has been asked to make recommendations to Ministers for Health and Justice and Equality by the end of this summer.Anna Quigley, the CityWide Drug Crisis Campaign’s coordinator, said that in 2017 there were 12,211 recorded offences for possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland.”This figure represents 72% of all drug offences for that year.”Significant State resources are tied up in dealing with such offences including policing time, legal fees and court time.”Quigley said that a change in the law would be a step towards reducing the criminalisation of and stigmatisation of disadvantaged communities.Senator Lynn Ruane echoed this sentiment as she told the press conference that looking back at her time as a drug user, she could have been prosecuted at any stage and not be where she is today.Ruane, who was elected to the Seanad in 2016 after serving as the president of the Trinity College Dublin Students Union, previously worked as an addiction counsellor and has spoken publicly about her past drug use on a number of occasions.”When I moved into drugs services I realised that the prosecution of drug use was actually the criminalisation of marginalisation.We all talk about how drugs are used across the board but our prison system is not full of people from across the spectrum in society and that’s because that is a class issue.Ruane added that drug dealers can use people in addiction to ferry drugs up and down the streets, which she says is unfair.”People in addiction have been used by drug dealers for years so this will not create a new thing but the substance will still be illegal, it’s the prosecution afterwards that won’t exist.”Ruane insisted that decriminalisation was not taking a soft approach to drug laws.No vulnerable person should be held up as a moral example. We do not punish people to teach other people a message. People in addiction should not have their lives used as an example to keep people off drugs you teach people through education and youth services.Portugal Portugal decriminalised the use of illegal drugs in 2001, a move which experts have said has led to a “spectacular” reduction in the number of infections among intravenous users and a significant drop in drug-related crimes.Under the Portuguese system, possession of drugs for personal use is decriminalised only for quantities that would be considered use for 10 days. Possession of more than this stated amount is still considered a crime. 12,810 Views Fr Peter McVerry addressing a protest for the building of more public housing. Image: Sam Boal via Rollingnews.ie Short URL Fr Peter McVerry addressing a protest for the building of more public housing. http://jrnl.ie/4090380 center_img Share89 Tweet Email1 FATHER PETER MCVERRY has said that the possession of drugs for personal use should be decriminalised and should be done ”as fast as possible”.Speaking at a press conference today for the CityWide Drug Crisis Campaign, the veteran homelessness campaigner said that distinction between illegal drugs and legal drugs is ”a totally arbitrary distinction”.”The argument is that we should treat all drugs the same way and abolish the distinction between illegal and legal drugs.”When someone has an alcohol problem we don’t ring the police, we try to get them into treatment. And it’s the exact same thing with drugs such as heroin or crack cocaine. Image: Sam Boal via Rollingnews.ie ‘It’s a no-brainer, let’s decriminalise’ – Fr Peter McVerry on Ireland’s drug laws In 2017 there were 12,211 recorded offences for possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland. Monday 25 Jun 2018, 3:00 PM By Adam Daly Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

ASA Urges USDA to Announce 2002 Loan Rates

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to act immediately on the Department’s commitment to announce loan rates for 2002 crops this month. Farmers and their lenders need to know what the safety net for 2002 crops of soybeans and other commodities will be during the final year of the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act, should it remain in effect. Further delay will increase uncertainty and the potential for misunderstanding as producers make planting decisions in the coming weeks.“With no certainty that the next farm bill will be in effect for 2002 crops, farmers and their lenders need to know as soon as possible what next year’s farm program will be under the final year of the FAIR Act,” said ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean and corn producer from Rising City, Nebraska. “It now seems virtually certain that Congress will not complete the new farm bill this year.”ASA first requested action on 2002 crop loan rates on October 17, 2001. ASA leaders again raised this issue in a meeting at the U.S. Department of Agriculture on October 30. At that time, Under Secretary J.B. Penn advised ASA that the Department would announce its decision on loan rate levels in early December. That has not happened.“It is possible that farm bill legislation acceptable to the Administration can be enacted shortly after Congress returns in 2002, in time to be effective for next year’s crops,” Ruth said. “However, it is also possible that legislation will not be completed until later in the year, and that the FAIR Act will remain in place for 2002 crops.”ASA is strongly urging Secretary Veneman to announce 2002 crop loan rates, contingent on the possibility that new farm legislation may not replace the FAIR Act. ASA is also urging the Secretary to preserve continuity in Department policy by maintaining the 2002 soybean loan rate at the current 2001 level of $5.26 per bushel.“It is now two months since we raised this issue, and the promised announcement by the Department is overdue,” Ruth said. “With soybean prices at historic low levels, and with the massively devalued Brazilian Real continuing to distort soybean production and trade, this is not the time to undercut the only income protection provided to U.S. soybean producers.”last_img read more

Gas station employee assaulted in Portland

first_imgHere is a news release from the Portland Police Bureau: Tuesday March 22, 2011, at approximately 8:49 p.m., Portland Police responded to the area of Southeast 164th Avenue and Lafayette Street on an area check for a person thrown out of a vehicle.Officers arrived in the area and found the person down in the street and badly needing medical attention. The 31-year-old male victim was unable to tell officers how he got to 164th and Lafayette. The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.An employee from the Shell Gas Station located at Southeast 164th and Powell told police that a vehicle had just driven off without paying for gas and that the man lying in the street worked at the gas station also. The employee was not able to tell police how the victim ended up in the street.The suspect vehicle is described as a silver SUV, similar to a Ford Explorer, and was last seen northbound on Southeast 164th Avenue from Lafayette Street.Anyone with information about this incident or vehicle is urged to call Portland Police at (503) 823-4357.last_img read more

7 hospitalized including MDPD officer after multivehicle crash in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer was among seven people hospitalized in a multi-vehicle crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.Rescue crews rushed to the scene of the four-car crash involving along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 71st Street, Monday morning.The father of one of the victims spoke with 7News.“She said, ‘Daddy, the light was green. I was heading east, and all of a sudden out of my peripheral vision, I see this guy hit me,’” Malcolm Rizer said, “‘and we just spun around in circles, and my car hit the back of this transportation car, and the other gray car came alongside.’”All of the seven injured were taken to nearby hospitals in stable condition. Fifteen other victims were treated at the scene for minor injuries.Some of the victims were passengers in a van transporting senior citizens.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

People on the Move 071708

first_imgFormer New York Observer editor Peter W. Kaplan has been named editorial director at Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group. Most recently, Kaplan served as editorial creative director at Condé Nast Traveler, a title he held since leaver the Observer in 2009.Ziff Davis Enterprise appointed Jeff Strief president of Enterprise Business, replacing Dave Colford, who has left the company. Strief previously has held executive-level positions at Icarus Studios, Vivendi Universal Interactive and CMP Media (UBM).Time Inc.’s Fortune announced a number of personnel changes: former Roll Call staff writer Tory Newmyer joined the magazine as a writer, Bill Powell was promoted to editor-at-large, Jessei Hempel was promoted to senior writer and Doris Burke was promoted to senior research editor. Meredith Corp. named Laura Kalehoff executive editor of American Baby magazine. Most recently, Kalehoff served as senior editor at Self.Johnnie Roberts has joined Hollywood trade news site TheWrap as editor-at-large. Previously, Roberts served as senior writer at Newsweek.New York magazine named Amy Larocca fashion director. Previously, Larocca served as a contributing editor writing primarily about fashion.Julia Fry was named advertising director at Details magazine. Fry most recently served as advertising manager at Harper’s Bazaar.Future US promoted John Gower to vice president of Future Plus, the company’s custom publishing division. Previously, Gower served as the group’s director.Condé Nast appointed Laura Frerer-Schmidt associate publisher of advertising at Self. Previously, Laura Frerer-Schmidt served as international advertising director at W magazine. Her appointment is effective July 28.Digital luxury lifestyle magazine for women VIVmag named Adrienne Wallace vice president of brand marketing. Most recently, Wallace served as executive director and CEO of Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut. Before that she served as senior marketing manager of new business development and strategic partnerships at Time Warner.last_img read more

Jeff Bridges hints at Big Lebowski news coming during Super Bowl

first_img Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The Cheapskate Read the AirPods review 2019 movies to geek out over $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 2 Comments Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon $520 at HP Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET Sprint Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 77 Photos Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sarah Tew/CNET TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $6 at Tidal What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags See It $999 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments Share your voice Chris Monroe/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See at Amazon Turo The Dude abides, and he’s still wearing that same floppy cardigan. On Thursday, Jeff Bridges, who starred in 1998’s The Big Lebowski as The Dude, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder (or El Duderino if you aren’t into the whole brevity thing) rolled a strike right down the middle of fans’ hearts.Bridges tweeted a 15-second clip showing himself once again dressed as The Dude, set to Bob Dylan’s The Man In Me, which was featured prominently in the Coen brothers’ film. Bridges’ caption read, “Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned.” The clip ended with the date 2/3/19, which of course is Super Bowl Sunday. Rylo Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice Read the Rylo camera preview See at Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/zL2CLYhGAM— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) January 24, 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 $155 at Google Express See It Read Google Home Hub review See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays A representative for Bridges responded to a request for comment exactly as you might think, emailing “Can’t say a word.” Well, in the words of The Dude himself, “yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”What could this mean? Since Super Bowl Sunday is the big day for elaborate commercials, could Bridges be reprising The Dude in an ad? Maybe for bowling shoes, or marmots, or White Russian ingredients, or rugs that tie the whole room together. So many options with this film. Of course, there’s always the hope Bridges will be playing The Dude again in a sequel (The Bigger Lebowski? The Little Lebowski?), but as a fan of the movie who’s even ordered a White Russian at Reykjavik’s Big Lebowski bar, I kind of hope that’s not it. Not that Bridges couldn’t still carry it off, but for me, it’s just good knowin’ that he’s out there, The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.First published Jan. 24 at 12:00 p.m. PTUpdate, 4:37 p.m.: Adds quote from Bridges’ representative. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read DJI Osmo Action preview $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Amazonlast_img read more

Cordon and search operations held

first_imgParigi: Cordon and Search operation was conducted under the leadership of Vikarabad SP Narayana at Maliyaniguda on Friday.The police seized two autos, one Toopan Van, and 28 bikes that didn’t have proper documents. The SP called upon residents of the colony to set up CCTV cameras that would help in reduction of crime rate. DSP, two CIs, eight SIs, Armed forces took part in conducting the search.last_img

No PS Vita price drops until 2013

first_imgWhen a new console comes out, we all know that the initial retail price can’t last forever. As manufacturing processes improve and economies of scale kick in, the cost has to come down. The PS Vita is still selling for around $249 in most places (real time price: ), and it’s looking like a price drop isn’t coming this year.Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer recently that Sony’s engineers are working hard to lower the manufacturing costs of the Vita. However, the planned revisions won’t happen until sometime in 2013. He said that this year, essentially this holiday season, was too soon for a price reduction.At this point, Sony is concentrating on getting more content onto the Vita in the form of classic PS One titles, as well as new Vita games. The problem, of course, being that developers are wary of spending money making games for a platform without a large install base. And with the Vita still selling for $249, many casual gamers are steering clear. Sony needs content from those developers to get people to buy though so it’s a catch-22.The Vita is a very capable gaming device with dual analog sticks, a touch screen, good resolution, and fast internals. With the prevalence of smartphone and tablet gaming, the Vita isn’t going to fly off shelves until that price drop comes. Bundle deals might be able to move a little hardware, but the platform is lacking in blockbuster titles. In order words, 2013 might be too late for anyone to care.via Eurogamerlast_img read more