Mbonde looking to impress Lechantre

first_imgSimba Salim Mbonde looking to impress Lechantre Zuber Karim Jumaa Last updated 1 year ago 23:09 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Simba Goal Simba Ligi kuu Bara Simba v Mbao Mbao Salim Mbonde will make his return for Simba after the clubs International duty in 19th round of the Premium League.The defender suffered a knee injury in November in the match against Mwadui at the Kambarage Stadium.AdChoices广告This will be the first time for the defender to feature under French coach Pierre Lechantre and hopes to perform well and impress the coach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player ‘I am happy to back in the team, my vision is to help my team to reach our target and that’s winning the title of season. I know we have a new coach so I want to take the opportunity to get back in the first team,” said Mbonde.This is the first season for Mbonde to play for Simba after joining on a two years contract from Mtibwa Sugar.last_img read more

Watch: Oklahoma State Offensive Linemen Have Insane TD Celebration

first_imgLeave it to a bunch of offensive linemen to invent a sacrificial touchdown celebration. I’ve watched this 15 times and I still can’t get over how hilarious and crazy it looks. AdChoices广告[Kyle Fredrickson] 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

Brad Lundblade Named to Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List

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. OSUBrad LundbladeSenior Kansas StateReid NajvarSenior Iowa StateJulian Good-JonesSophomore OUErick WrenRS Senior Oklahoma State center Brad Lundblade has been named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, the committee announced on Wednesday. Lundblade is one of 70 players on the list given to the most outstanding center in college football.Of the 70 players, only eight from the Big 12 were included on the list. He is one of five seniors from the Big 12 to be dubbed as a potential candidate to win the award. BaylorTanner ThriftSeniorcenter_img TexasZach ShackelfordSophomore SchoolPlayerClassification After starting his career as a walk-on, Lundblade was put on scholarship in 2015 and has rewarded Mike Gundy by starting in every game for the Pokes over the past two seasons. He’s gone from little-known walk-on to one of the the key pieces in OSU’s revived running game, which thrived last season in producing its first 1,000 yard-rusher since 2010.“Brad is a very good communicator,” Gundy told The Oklahoman last fall. “He’s gotten better. He’s healthy. He’s coming off the ball. You can’t ask for anything more than that. He’s a tough son of a gun. Loves the game.”*Marks two spaces off my Mike Gundy bingo card.*The Rimington Trophy Award was given to Ohio State’s Pat Elflein last season. The winner for the 2017-18 season will be recognized Jan. 13, 2018 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska. KansasMesa RibordySophomore TCUAustin SchlottmannSeniorlast_img read more

The Games That Could Have Been: Clemson

first_imgIn 2019, Oklahoma State will face a non-conference schedule of Oregon State, Tulsa, and McNeese State. In 2020, The Cowboys will square off against Oregon State and Tulsa again, as well as Western Illinois.Oh what could have been.Oklahoma State was once scheduled to face Clemson in 2019 and 2020. Unfortunately, Clemson canceled the series back in 2012 when the great college football conference migration occurred.“We didn’t want to get out of that series,” said Clemson athletics director Terry Don Phillips at the time. “It’s a good series. We did save the Georgia series (in 2013-14), and that was extremely important. But given the realities of other universities at our level, we need to play seven home games.”Home games are important, sure. And I’m sure the timing of the decision — following the Cowboys’ 12-1 run to the Fiesta Bowl — was probably just a coincidence.Can you all imagine a series against Clemson? The defending champion Tigers, coached by the Mike Gundy of the East, Dabo Swinney, in a game in Clemson, South Carolina followed just a year later by a rematch in Stillwater?Image result for flustered gifSwinney has turned Clemson into a yearly national title contender. Since 2011, Swinney has led Clemson to a 70-13 record with a National Championship win and another appearance. They’ve become a consistent winner and with last season’s title, they are now one of the power teams in college football.Let’s drop in the fact that Swinney and Gundy have a friendly professional relationship and have visited each other’s preseason camps. I assume it was to compare dance moves.Add to that, OSU and Clemson have never faced off. Not ever. Not in non-conference. Not in a bowl game. Not ever. Something I’d love to see change.Those are the kinds of non-conference games I, and many other OSU fans dream about playing. Not to knock the Pittsburghs and Arizona States (but maybe to knock the Oregon States) of the world, but a series against Clemson gets your heart pumping.That’s the kind of must-have ticket that turns a game into a sell-out with ESPN’s Gameday crew in tow. It’s one I would have had circled on my calendar already.Granted, 2019 and 2020 are still a ways off. If the series still existed, who knows what would happen between now and then. But it’s really too bad the series had to be canceled.Instead we get Oregon State. At least they give me an excuse to finally visit Seattle and Portland. 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

PFB Schedule and Update: Football Starts in 10 Days

first_imgOklahoma State women’s soccer starts hitting its stride this week with Bedlam, and Oklahoma State football starts in just 10 (!) days. Shout out to students gearing up for classes in Stillwater starting today. College really is a delightful few years and remains one of the great joys of my adult life. Advice: Study enough but not too much. Explore Stillwater a lot. It’s a special place. And if you ever get caught by the police running routes in BPS at 3 a.m., I’ve got a guy.Also, just 10 days away!10 days until #okstate football. Choo Choo. pic.twitter.com/y2m28JI4aC— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 21, 2017AdChoices广告Oklahoma State Games• Friday, August 25: Women’s soccer at Oklahoma — 7 p.m. (FS Oklahoma)• Sunday, August 27: Women’s soccer vs. Creighton — 12 p.m.Oklahoma State Records• Women’s soccer: 2-0 (T1 in B12)Oklahoma State Media AppearancesMike Gundy and other members of the OSU team will host a luncheon on Friday at 11 a.m.PFB CoverageHayden Barber will be in Stillwater on Friday bringing videos and interviews from players and coaches. Kyle Boone might also be there for updates as well.Site updatesWe are up to 210 contributors. Two-hundred and ten people are now supporting our existence! We’re edging closer to that 600-700 range where we can hire a full-time writer. Also, the goal of 250 by next Thursday is still alive. Four a day for 10 days. We can do that.You guys are awesome, and I’m really grateful for your generosity and fervor. Also, I can hardly go a week without reading about various news and #content distributors who are doing this.If you haven’t started contributing yet, you can do so here. Just click on the icons in the middle of the post.Staff UpdatesYou should check out the first project our interns put together — a roundup of all future Oklahoma State football schedules through 2022. Much more to come in this area.Other Essentials• Get updates and goodies via email• Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | SoundCloudFollow our team on socialA reminder that we’re cranking out content in multiple places on social media including:YouTubeFacebookInstagramTwitterAnd here are our individual Twitter accounts:Kyle PorterKyle Boone Kyle CoxCarson CunninghamThomas FlemingHayden BarberSteven MandevilleJustin SouthwellPhillip Slavin 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

Mike Gundy’s Message to Mason Rudolph Ahead of OSU’s Season-Opener

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. Ahead of OSU’s season-opening football game set for Thursday evening, head coach Mike Gundy offered a glimpse into his communications with quarterback Mason Rudolph. The message? Stay within yourself.“So many people have talked about him, he’s a potential national award winner. His name has been brought up with the Heisman .. my communication to him was, ‘Just play within yourself. Don’t get out of your box. You know what your strengths are, you don’t have to do anything else. We have enough good players that can make plays. Don’t force the issue.’”Rudolph, a preseason Heisman hopeful, has a habit of making big plays. But as a junior last season, he got himself into trouble at times trying to make too much of plays that were dead or trying to make extra yards on the ground instead of tucking it and surrendering himself.AdChoices广告As Rudolph enters his final year as the Cowboy starter, Gundy hopes he’s learned from his mistakes of 2016 and can build off what has been a strong fall camp for QB1.“Hopefully he understands that,” Gundy said. “He’s done well in the preseason.”Hear Coach Gundy’s message to Mason before tomorrow’s game. #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/IAvfe7Caay— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 30, 2017last_img read more

Young: Man United not in awe of City

first_imgManchester United Manchester United not in awe of City, insists Young Joe Wright 19:46 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ashley young - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League England World Cup Crystal Palace v Manchester United Manchester City The defender has said that United are not paying attention to what their crosstown rivals have achieved this season Ashley Young insists Manchester United have not been in awe of Manchester City’s performances this season.Pep Guardiola’s side won the EFL Cup final against Arsenal last week and are cruising towards the Premier League title, with a 15-point lead at the top ahead of their meeting with champions Chelsea on Sunday.Barring a dramatic collapse in the coming weeks, it will be the second time City have been crowned champions in the last five seasons, while United have not been close to a title triumph since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. 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 But Young insists they have plenty to play for domestically and in the Champions League and says City are not discussed by the squad.”We aren’t in awe of Man City,” he told The Daily Mail. “They have had a good season, you can’t get around that, but we talk about ourselves.”I don’t think you’d find a United player talking about City, as you wouldn’t find a City player talking about United. We concentrate on what is happening here.”Credit to them, they have done fantastically well this season. But we’re fighting on all fronts. Even in the league, until the points are done and they’ve won it, we’ve got a lot to play for.”Young has established himself as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left-back, ahead of Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, and his performances led to an England call-up last November for the first time in five years.The former Aston Villa star now hopes to be part of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans, having missed out on a place at the 2014 finals.”Of course, it was bitterly disappointing,” he said of not going to Brazil. “I’d been to the Euros but the World Cup is a pinnacle.”I’ve never had an ego about [my position]. Things can be dissected too much. It’s football: go and play. There’s two goals, there’s the ball, go and score.”If I’m asked to play a certain position, I’ll do it 100 per cent. Not to fill in, to cement a place. I can play in six different positions where managers can trust me. It must give them food for thought knowing I can do a job in different positions.”Maybe that versatility could help with England. The World Cup is coming up quicker than people realise. My last call-up was brilliant. I would like to think I deserved it, the manager said he would pick players on form and I think I’ve been playing well this season.”There is another England squad in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, I can be in that and then we have to wait and see. I’ve got to carry on what I have been doing and hopefully get the recognition.”Now 32, Young admits he wants to retire at United, having shrugged off speculation about his future on more than one occasion since his move in 2011.”It’s reported every year that I am about to leave but I’ve always wanted to be here,” he added. “I’d like to finish my career at United. I’ve got that mentality to keep going and change people’s minds.”I know how to play the game, I’ve got a football brain, and feel as fit and healthy as I did when I was younger. I’d be able to give the 23-year-old me a race.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Grieving De Rossi available after Astori shock

first_imgDavide Astori Grieving De Rossi available to Roma following Astori shock Iain Strachan 01:17 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Daniele De Rossi - cropped Getty Images Roma v Torino Torino Roma Fiorentina Serie A Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco says his captain is “very down” but available to play after the tragic passing of his close friend Daniele De Rossi is physically fit to face Torino but has been shaken by the loss of his friend Davide Astori, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has said.Astori was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday, plunging Italian football into mourning and prompting the postponement of the day’s Serie A fixtures.The 31-year-old Fiorentina captain, who was found to have died of natural causes related to a heart problem, played alongside De Rossi at Roma in 2014-15 and also for Italy’s national team. 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 Addressing the media on Thursday, the Giallorossi coach was asked if his skipper is in the right frame of mind to play on Friday.”He’s been very down, he was really close to Davide,” said Di Francesco.”From a physical point of view he’s available and could play from the start.”I watched the coverage of Davide Astori’s funeral today. It was very emotional. David Astori PS“I remember coming across him as a clean, fair and exemplary opponent. “My deepest condolences to his family.”Roma registered an eye-catching 4-2 win away to league leaders Napoli last weekend, but Di Francesco is not getting carried away by that victory over Maurizio Sarri’s front-runners. “It’s a starting point, what we’ve lacked in this period is consistency,” he said.”I’m not happy even with what happened in Naples when we conceded the second goal.”We’ve given a bit too much away in defence recently, with went blow-for-blow with Napoli and fortunately we’re now scoring regularly.”We can give more at the back, but I [also] want more up front. Analysing the game in Naples there were mistakes, but also a lot of quality play.”last_img read more

Why does Pep Guardiola wear a yellow ribbon?

first_imgPremier League Why does Pep Guardiola wear a yellow ribbon? The meaning behind Man City boss’ gesture Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 02:08 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Pep Guardiola Getty Images Premier League Guardiola Manchester City The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has rarely appeared without the symbol attached to his garment in recent months, but what does it mean? Towards the end of 2017, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola began to wear a yellow ribbon on his chest.He wore it to press conferences and also on the side of the pitch in both the Premier League and Champions League.It soon became a talking point as supporters and the media wondered what it meant and why he wore a yellow ribbon. Some of his rivals even passed comment. 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 Managers and footballers wear all sorts of symbols on their chests, but what exactly is Guardiola’s all about? Goal takes a look.Why does Guardiola wear a yellow ribbon? Guardiola wears a yellow ribbon as a gesture of support for imprisoned activists and politicians who campaigned for Catalan independence. Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, leaders of Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) and Omnium respectively, were jailed, along with a number of members of Carles Puigdemont’s deposed Catalan government following their role in the unsuccessful push for Catalan independence from Spain back in October 2017.The Manchester City boss has long been a vocal proponent of Catalunya seceding from Spain and has been heavily involved in promoting the movement.He went into some depth on the issue back in November following their imprisonment, explaining that he hoped that he would not have to wear it for long but insisted that he will wear it as long as they remain detained.Pep Guardiola Manchester City“I hope that the politicians in prison can leave as soon as possible for their families,” Guardiola told reporters. “If it can happen to them then it can happen to us. For giving an opinion. People shouldn’t be confused and think it couldn’t happen to them, because it can.”The former Barcelona boss added: “We cannot ignore that these eleven politicians or activists, who haven’t hurt anyone, are in prison for asking to vote.”Many things have happened but it’s all because we wanted to vote, because we wanted a legal referendum. The solution is that the state and Catalunya should agree and we can have an agreed referendum. It’s as simple as that.”Is Guardiola allowed to wear a yellow ribbon?Pep Guardiola Man City yellow ribbonThe short answer to that is: it depends on who you ask, since governing bodies appear to have different policies regarding such matters.Guardiola’s long-time foe Jose Mourinho stoked the embers of their rivalry ahead of the Manchester derby in December when he suggested that the Catalan coach may not be allowed to wear the ribbon.”I think that our political ideology and our political beliefs is something that we have the right to have,” Mourinho told reporters. “I’ve known Pep for many years, I think I know what Pep feels about his country. To have [politics] in football, I don’t know the rules. “If the rules allow us to do that, he is a free citizen to do it. But I am not sure if the rules allow any political message on the pitch. That’s just my doubt.”Guardiola responded to Mourinho’s attempt to get under his skin by doubling down on his principles, stressing that he would accept any punishment that came his way. The City boss said: “They want to suspend me, UEFA, the Premier League, FIFA, it’s OK. I will be suspended.”The Football Association (FA) decided to take action in February, releasing a statement to confirm that Guardiola had been charged for breaching kit and advertising regulations, before fining the City boss £20,000 in March and warning him over his future conduct.In the days prior to the fine being issued, Guardiola accepted the FA charge of “wearing a political message”, putting him in breach of the organisation’s kit and advertising regulations.The brief statement issued by the FA read: “Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting an FA charge for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of The FA’s kit and advertising regulations.”Pep Guardiola Mikel Arteta Domenec TorrenDespite previously reprimanding the Catalan, he defied them once again by wearing the ribbon at the Carabao Cup final, in which his side defeated Arsenal to lift the trophy. Afterwards, Guardiola doubled down on his stance on the ribbon and the Catalan independence movement, drawing comparisons with Brexit and the Scottish Independence referendum.The wearing of a yellow ribbon by Guardiola is not something that is strictly catered for in the FIFA or UEFA regulations, so there is somewhat of a grey area. However, the display of political symbols, slogans and images on players’ shirts is specifically dealt with.Pep Guardiola Man City yellow ribbonLaw 4.5. of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game, which relates specifically to players’ equipment (i.e. shirts, boots and so on), states that equipment “must not have any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images.” The law adds: “Players must not reveal undergarments that show political, religious, personal slogans, statements or images, or advertising other than the manufacturer`s logo. For any offence the player and/or the team will be sanctioned by the competition organiser, national football association or by FIFA.”This particular law recently caused uproar in the United Kingdom when the four British associations (FA, FAW, IFA and SFA) were fined for displaying a commemorative poppy on their shirts during World Cup qualification games that occurred during a period of remembrance for Armistice Day.UEFA has similarly cracked down on the display of imagery or banners by supporters that are perceived to be of a provocative or political nature, with Celtic supporters , for example, frequently falling foul of the European governing body’s rules in that regard.What is Catalan independence & why is Guardiola involved? Pep Guardiola Catalan independence 2017The Catalan independence movement is a socio-political phenomenon which seeks the secession of Catalunya from Spain and the establishment of a fully autonomous Catalan republic.In October 2017, the Catalan government, led by Puigdemont, pushed for a referendum on the issue and subsequently sought to establish an independent state. However, the moves were declared to be illegal by the central Spanish government and quashed.A native of the region, Guardiola is passionate about his identity and has even represented the Catalonia national team. He has been one of the independence movement’s prominent supporters for quite some time and has spoken at a number of rallies, consistently urging the need for dialogue and the recognition of democratic principles.”It’s a really sad day for democracy. I thought in the 21st century, those kind of things didn’t happen,” he said following the escalation of the crisis in the region  in October . “Especially, for example, the Catalan parliament is older than the Spanish parliament itself.”I am really, really sad. The Catalan people just wanted to vote and we want to be listened to and let the people say what they wanted to be [part of Spain or independent].”Guardiola described the imprisonment of Sanchez and Cuixart following the failed independence push as a scary development . “It’s a little bit scary,” he said. “We are going backwards in a democratic state, that we have regressed so much in the rule of law.”Thus, the decision to wear a yellow ribbon is merely a continuation of his long-held solidarity for those who, like him, wish to pursue the idea of an independent Catalunya. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

Big 12 Update: Sooners, Longhorns Enter Red River Rivalry with Wins

first_imgSome Big 12 games were closer than expected in the second full weekend of conference play.After a strong nonconfernce showing for the league, the Big 12’s true contenders are starting to show. Here is a recap of this weekend’s action, starting with conference standings.Big 12 Standings Kansas State0-23-2 West Virginia1-13-2 TCU1-13-2 Texas2-04-1 No. 6 Oklahoma 45, Kansas 20This one started out much closer than expected, but OU found its stride in due time.Heisman hopeful Jalen Hurts had 284 total yards and four touchdowns. He did, though, throw his second interception of the season in the third quarter.Junior running back Rhamondre Stevenson was dominant in limited work. In only five carries, Stevenson had 109 yards and a touchdown. A junior college transfer, Stevenson got a tackle on the ensuing kickoff after his 61-yard TD run.Come for Rhamondre Stevenson’s 4th quarter touchdown, stay for his tackle on the ensuing kickoff. pic.twitter.com/MglIUJnV5L— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) October 5, 2019All things considered, the Jayhawk backfield had a decent day. Quarterback Carter Stanley had 230 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, and Pooka Williams ran for 137 yards.OU has it’s first big test of the year next week in Texas. Kansas has a week off before it plays Texas.No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31West Virginia might have pulled off quite the upset if it wasn’t for Austin Kendall’s four interceptions Saturday.Kendall was also responsible for all four of the Mountaineers’ touchdowns, throwing for three and running for the other.Sam Ehlinger wasn’t outstanding, but he got the job done, completing 18 of his 33 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns while running for 56 yards and another two scores.Texas running back Roschon Johnson had a nice day, running for 121 yards on 21 carries.Texas will welcome Oklahoma across the Red River next weekend. West Virginia will host Iowa State.Texas Tech 45, No. 21 Oklahoma State 21Like with the game above, turnovers were the story of this one.Spencer Sanders threw three interceptions and fumbled twice, as the Red Raiders upset Oklahoma State. Unlike with Kendall, who wasn’t sacked at all Saturday, Sanders was sacked seven times.It was a big day for Jett Duffey, who started his first game of the season. Duffey threw for 424 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for another score.It was a career day for Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who had 19 (!!) tackles, three sacks and four tackles for loss.The Cowboys have a week off before hosting Baylor. Tech travels to Baylor next weekend.Iowa State 49, TCU 24Iowa State has been hot and cold this season, but the Cyclones were hot Saturday.Brock Purdy threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 102 yards and two more touchdowns. Ten of Purdy’s 19 completions were to Deshaunte Jones. No other Cyclone receiver had more than one catch.TCU still used both Max Duggan and Alex Delton, but Duggan got much more of the action. Duggan completed 68 percent of his passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those touchdowns went to Jalen Reagor.Iowa State travels to Morgantown next week for a game against West Virginia. TCU has a bye week before playing at Kansas State on Oct. 19.Baylor 31, Kansas State 12There are only two unbeaten teams in the Big 12 and one of them is … (checks notes) … Baylor.Charlie Brewer threw for 230 yards on only 14 completions.After struggling against OSU last weekend, the Kansas State offense again had issues against Baylor. K-State was 6-for-17 on third down. Skylar Thompson threw for 218 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw an interception and lost a fumble.The unbeaten Bears host Texas Tech next weekend. K-State is on a bye week before hosting TCU. Baylor2-05-0 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.center_img Iowa State1-13-1 Oklahoma State1-24-2 TeamBig 12 RecordOverall Record Kansas0-32-4 Oklahoma2-05-0 Texas Tech1-13-1last_img read more

Top Five Oklahoma State Storylines from the NFL’s Week 8

first_imgIt was an eventful week for several former Cowboys in the NFL, let’s take a look at the top five storylines for Pokes in the pros.1. Rudolph Rebounds After Rough StartMason Rudolph returned from a three-week absence following his concussion and Pittsburgh’s bye week, but showed a little bit of rust on Monday night.  Rudolph was actually a reviewed reversal away from throwing two interceptions in his first four passes and found his Steelers down 14-0 to the winless Dolphins. But he was able to get into rhythm and dug the Steelers out of the hole throwing for a new career-mark 251 yards and two touchdowns.And he did it with the long ball.James Washington was able to haul in just one of his six targets on the night for 21 yards. But he did earn a little street cred with the coaching staff with this nasty block at the goal line.Mike Tomlin approves of Washington’s block pic.twitter.com/Xhe0P47TlA— Kyle Cox (@KyleCoxPFB) October 29, 20192. Chris Carson Runs MeanSince missing the majority of this rookie season with a leg injury, Carson has been among the most productive rushers in the NFL..@ccarson_32 and the @Seahawks running game are steady hustlinn’. #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/NwWVFILOVO— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) October 16, 2019Carson, who finished fifth in the NFL rushing last season, is on pace for the same finish as he currently ranks No. 5 in rushing yards at 659 through eight games.He added to that total on Sunday, as the Seahawks beat the Falcons on the road 27-20. Carson recorded 90 yards on 20 carries including a couple of violent plays from scrimmage.He had this one with a broken tackle followed by a truck-stick.Wouldn’t be surprised if Chris Carson is undefeated lifetime in the Oklahoma drill pic.twitter.com/jBFNPy2Lvl— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) October 28, 2019And then this nasty trot to pay dirt.Chris Carson 1 Yard Touchdown 🔥 #Seahawks @ccarson_32 pic.twitter.com/xLzEyBxb5Z— SeahawksUnited (@SeahawksUnited_) October 27, 2019Fellow Seahawk and former Cowboy, Tre Flowers was inactive due to a neck injury.3. E-Man Adds to His Sack TotalThe former Cowboy sack leader is now the Chiefs’ sack leader.BIG-TIME sack Emmanuel Ogbah 😤#GBvsKC | #SNF(via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/kN1G7aiznb— PFF (@PFF) October 28, 2019 After his crucial third-and-goal sack of Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night, Ogbah’s sack total sits at 4.5, the most among Chiefs despite starting just two games in Kansas City. He’s just one away from his season-best mark of 5.5.Ogbah ended the night with four total tackles, a tackle of loss and that sack of Rodgers, but the Chiefs would fall to 5-3 sans their quarterback Patrick Mahomes.4. Russell Okung Makes 2019 DebutThe former OSU All-American and first-round pick made his 2019 debut on Sunday in the Chargers’ 17-16 win over the Bears. He was sidelined for the first seven weeks of the season after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in June, a serious medical condition that put his football career in jeopardy.In his absence, Los Angeles started 2-5 and Philip Rivers, whose blindside Okung is in charge of protecting, was sacked 13 times.Okung returned to practice two weeks ago and was able to make his return on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. His first assignment? Lining up opposite four-time Pro Bowler Khalil Mack who he successfully staved off from his QB.It wasn’t all smoothing sailing. Okung left in the fourth quarter with a calf injury, and Rivers was subsequently sacked for the first time all day — at the hands of Mack.5. Raiders Waive Justin Phillips Following Season-Ending InjuryThe rookie linebacker saw action on special teams in four games this season with the Raiders, including four total tackles two weeks ago during the Raiders’ loss to the Packers.But after seeing a season-high 21 snaps on special teams on Sunday, an injury ended Phillip’s short tenure in the Bay area.Gruden says Justin Phillips has a knee injury and is out for the season. Raiders will look to shore up the LB spot in the next 48 hours.— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) October 28, 2019On Monday, Phillips was waived by Oakland, who signed linebacker Brandon Marshall in a corresponding move. Phillips suffered a knee injury that will reportedly will end his 2019 season.I Can’t Lie This Hurts! Only thing I can do is take this as a plan in action and build from it. I ain’t taking nun less after this. It’s Up There Next SZN! #underdog 🐾 pic.twitter.com/Eb4VPdFDj6— Justin Phillips (@Phillips_Era19) October 30, 2019 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

I gave up on asking Messi for his jersey – Rebic

first_imgWorld Cup Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Messi’s jersey – Croatia hero Rebic Hrvoje Tironi 05:23 6/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Ante Rebic Croatia Argentina Getty World Cup Croatia Argentina v Croatia Argentina Lionel Messi The winger was glowing after his side’s win but was disappointed by Argentina’s behaviour, stating “athletes should know how to deal with defeat” Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina’s performance and conduct in Croatia’s 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.Rebic opened the scoring in the second half when he capitalised on a Willy Caballero error to volley past the goalkeeper before Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic completed a resounding win as Croatia booked their spot in the last-16 of the World Cup.Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko taunted the Argentina players for their reaction to the loss, saying they were “crying like girls”, and Rebic was even more disappointed with Messi and Co. 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 “To be honest, I wanted to get Messi’s jersey for my friend, who is a big fan of Leo,” the 24-year-old player told Goal. “But the Argentines made such a bad impression on me that I gave up on asking Messi for his jersey.”Honestly, I expected much more. At least of those players from the Premier League, who are used to a high tempo and duels. You saw Nicolas Otamendi – in the fourth minute Mandzukic passed by him and he was rolling on the floor. I am disappointed by their behaviour and lack of fair play, not to mention how they provoked us. An athlete should know how to deal with defeat.”The Eintracht Frankfurt player moved his criticism on to referee Ravshan Irmatov, suggesting the Uzbek did not have enough experience at the top level to run such a game.”The referee was not of a quality level and it is not the first time it has happened at the World Cup, with many referees without experience in some of biggest competitions like the Champions League.”We felt a lot of decisions went Argentina’s way, so I was sure he wasn’t going to show me a second yellow card. I appreciate this is the World Cup and you have to have referees from all over, but it’s important that these matches be led by referees who can match the importance and the pace of the match. For example, the referee didn’t even have football boots but only regular sneakers! That shocked us.”I feel sorry to be nervous about some referee’s decisions now rather than enjoying my goal and the fact we smashed Argentina. When Otamendi deliberately kicked Rakitic with the ball, that was clear red card. But, it only makes our victory sweeter.”Rebic scuppered an opportunity in the first half when he sent an effort wide of the target but recovered shortly after the break, and was delighted to see the ball hit the top corner of the net after Caballero’s wild pass fell perfectly for him.Ante Rebic Croatia Argentina“I don’t even know how many messages I received after the match!” he added. “This was the best game I’ve played for Croatia and, along with the recent German Cup final against Bayern, the best in my career.”I’ve looked at my goal 100 times by now. Turned out pretty good, didn’t it? I thought defenders would catch me if I was to bring the ball down and control it before shooting, so I shot first time without thinking much.”I had big chance at the end of first half. I did everything wrong: first touch, shot, I didn’t pass the ball… Luckily the half-time break arrived, I needed it to pull myself together.”After the Nigeria game we didn’t celebrate much. I spent most of the time at the doping test, but this time we celebrated in the locker room, the bus, the plane… But, we shouldn’t stop here, now that we’ve passed the group stage.”last_img read more

Photo: Bob Stoops Followed, Unfollowed Kyler Murray On Twitter

first_imgOklahoma head coach Bob Stoops knows the value of landing a top transfer quarterback, given the team’s rise under the command of Baker Mayfield this season. Apparently, whoever runs his Twitter account – whether it’s him or a member of his staff – wants to keep an eye on former Texas A&M signal-caller Kyler Murray. Thursday afternoon, just a few hours after it was reported that Murray will transfer from the Aggies’ program, Stoops followed the former five-star on Twitter. The courtship didn’t last long, however. Stoops’ accounts unfollowed Murray in less than a minute.bob stoops twitter accountWas it a mistake? Was it an attempt to ping Murray? Who knows – but it’s interesting. Murray, according to ESPN, is blocked from transferring to SEC schools and any school on A&M’s schedule. Oklahoma would theoretically be a possible landing spot.last_img read more

ESPN’s Major Conference Champions Predictions After Week 3

first_imgLee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has updated its conference champion predictions for the major leagues following the third week of the season.There hasn’t been too much shuffling in the major conference champion predictions, though there were some notable upsets in Week 3.Multiple top 25 teams – Maryland, Michigan State and USC – lost to unranked teams on Saturday.Here are the latest picks for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. ACC: Clemson, 90.6 percent Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in Week 1.CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Big 12: Oklahoma, 69.3 percent Jalen Hurts runs the ball against UCLA at the Rose Bowl.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free from the defense of Quentin Lake #37 and Osa Odighizuwa #92 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Big Ten: Ohio State, 48.0 percent Ohio State celebrates its win at Indiana.BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 and Chris Olave #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a touchdown in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Pac-12: Oregon, 55.9 percent Oregon Ducks QB Justin Herbert throwing a pass.BERKELEY, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SEC: Alabama, 52.4 percent Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass against Duke.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 31: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)***Who are you picking in the major conferences right now?last_img read more

Australia bowling coach Troy Cooley plans to step down after Ashes 2019

first_imgAustralia bowling coach Troy Cooley plans to step down after Ashes 2019Troy Cooley, the bowling coach of Australia, doesn’t plan to continue with his role after the Ashes series.advertisement Reuters MelbourneApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 16:44 IST Troy Cooley doesn’t plan to continue his role as the Australia bowling coach after Ashes 2019 (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSTroy Cooley will not continue his full-time role as bowling coach after Ashes 2019″Ashes gets me out of bed in the morning,” he saidBut he wants to continue the NCC head coaching role which he had left for the Australia campAustralia bowling coach Troy Cooley has no plans to carry on the role full-time after this year’s Ashes series and expects to head back to his usual job at the national cricket academy after plotting England’s downfall.Cooley, who helped England win back the urn in the memorable 2005 series, left his post as head bowling coach at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to join the Australian camp for the recent one-day series against Pakistan and India.Although announced as bowling coach for the Ashes last week, Cooley confirmed he would be in the role for a good time, not a long time.”Ashes, it gets me out of bed in the morning,” the 53-year-old said in Dubai, where Australia completed a 5-0 whitewash of Pakistan on Sunday.”It’s one of the best jobs going around.”You could not pass up an opportunity like this.”But I would probably be more inclined to continue the (NCC) head coaching role.”Also Read | David Saker resigns as Australia’s bowling coach ahead of 2019 ICC World CupCooley replaced David Saker, Australia’s last full-time bowling coach, for the India and Pakistan ODI series, but governing body Cricket Australia have yet to decide on a long-term appointment.As one of the principal architects of England’s droughtbreaking 2-1 series win in 2005, Cooley’s involvement is a boost for an Australian team hoping to claim the urn on English soil for the first time since 2001.He said reverse swing might not have as much of an impact on the series as it had in 2005 because of stadium upgrades.advertisement”It really depends on Mother Nature,” Cooley said.”We’ll exploit that if we get an opportunity to, depending on the conditions.”But a lot of English grounds now have got irrigation and been redone, so you don’t have those real dry outfields like in ’05.”Even with first choice quicks Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood currently injured, Australia are unlikely to be short of quality pacemen.Cooley said Australia’s whole attack would need to be versatile to have success in England when the series gets underway in August.”The fast bowlers and the spinners have got to work as a team and I know ‘JL’ (head coach Justin Langer) is really keen to make sure that pack mentality is tight and they’re covering all bases,” he said.”So if we rock up and get a green seamer or a dry one we’ve got enough skillset and enough coverage to be able to take 20 wickets.”Also Read | Ashes 2019 may see player names and numbers on shirts, a first in Test cricketAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Troy CooleyFollow Ashes 2019last_img read more

Minister Announces Permanent Walkthrough Metal Detector

first_imgThe province is taking additional steps to protect the safety and security of staff and users of the Dartmouth Provincial Court, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Aug. 25. A permanent walkthrough metal detector will be installed and at least two additional deputy sheriffs will be hired and trained to operate the device. “The increased volume of work at this courthouse means having a metal detector on a permanent basis is now appropriate,” said Mr. Landry. “Operating the permanent metal detector will control access and increase the level of security at one of our busiest provincial courts.” Provincial Courts in Halifax and Dartmouth are the two busiest in the province. In fact, the volume of hearings has doubled in Halifax and Dartmouth since 2005. Deputy sheriffs at all provincial courts perform a daily threat risk assessments and provide security tailored for that day. Recently, the threat risk assessments at the Dartmouth court have shown portable metal detectors need to be used more frequently. In addition to hiring two deputy sheriffs, other staff will also be hired, and scheduled as required, to accommodate the fluctuating demand of court operations. The department is offering deputy sheriffs who recently had their guaranteed hours reduced, first opportunity to fill the positions. “We continue to support our sheriffs and deputy sheriffs with the additional training and equipment they need to do their job,” said Mr. Landry. “Government has demonstrated it will make all necessary changes to policies and procedures to ensure that we promote safe environments throughout Nova Scotia’s justice system.”last_img read more

Modi congratulates Jagan assures full cooperation

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated newly-elected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured him of full cooperation from the Centre. “Congratulations to @ysjagan on taking oath as Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister. I assure full cooperation from the Centre. We will work together to take Andhra Pradesh to new heights,” Modi said in a tweet. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered Jagan Reddy the oath of office and secrecy at a public ceremony held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and DMK leader M.K. Stalin were also present. The 46-year-old Jagan Reddy is the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after the state’s bifurcation in 2014. He succeeds N. Chandrababu Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) suffered the worst-ever defeat in the elections held last month.last_img read more

Sealdah flyover to remain shut for 4 days

first_imgKolkata: Traffic movement on Sealdah flyover will be suspended from August 15 evening to August 18 evening for the purpose of load capacity test of the flyover. During this period, the Kolkata Police has made an elaborate arrangement to divert the vehicular movement through various stretches.However, senior traffic police officials admitted that during the four days closure of Sealdah flyover, some of the stretches in the city may face traffic congestion and thus, people have been requested to plan their journey with sufficient time in hand. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to Kolkata Police, during these four days, the stretch on the flyover between M G Road Crossing and Beliaghata Main Road Crossing will be closed. Vehicular movement on Sealdah flyover, North to South, and vice versa will be suspended from 6 pm on August 15. As a result, tram services along Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, M G Road, Bidhan Sarani and Lenin Sarani will be suspended or restricted. As the Beliaghata Main Road will be open, passengers coming from South Kolkata will not have to face any difficulty to reach Sealdah railway station. Those coming from North Kolkata will have to avail M G Road, Amherst Street, B B Ganguly Street to reach Koley Market. From there, they have to take a left turn and move along the road under Sealdah flyover in order to reach the railway station. In another arrangement, vehicles going to Sealdah railway station will be diverted from Rajabazar Crossing to avail Narkeldanga Main Road, Canal East Road and Beliaghata Main Road. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySouth-bound vehicles will be diverted through M G Road and Amherst Street and Lenin Sarani in order to reach Moulali Crossing. If the pressure of traffic increases at any point of time, traffic may get diverted from Maniktala Crossing to Amherst Street and from Shyambazar Crossing to Bhupen Bose Avenue and C R Avenue. The North-bound vehicles will be diverted using S N Banerjee Road via Janbazar/Esplanade, Dorina Crossing, Central Avenue and Colootola Street in order to reach APC Road in Sealdah. The buses will also follow the same routes except those which originate and terminate in and around Sealdah. Buses from few routes which come along the AJC Bose Road and usually terminate at Rajabazar will be stopped in and around NRS Medical College and Hospital. Buses from routes which terminate at Sealdah railway station area will be diverted to APC Road and will be terminated near Rajabazar. The South-bound heavy goods vehicles such as container trailers and others will be diverted from Shyambazar to Bhupen Bose Avenue to avail C R Avenue. South-bound medium and light goods vehicles will be allowed to move along the APC Road till Maniktala. From there, those will be diverted to Vivekananda Road and Girish Park to avail C R Avenue. Kolkata Police has also informed that during the four days of closure of Sealdah flyover, traffic movement along Amherst Street, BB Ganguly Street, College Street, N C Street, S N Banerjee Road, Creek Row and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road will be one way round-the-clock. Also ‘No Parking’ restriction will be imposed on these roads during the period of the closure. Apart from these restrictions, vehicular traffic may also be diverted from any arterial and feeder roads if necessary by the traffic officials.last_img read more

Amid intense drought deadly rainfall lashes Afghanistan

first_imgKabul: Torrential rainstorms have lashed drought-stricken Afghanistan in recent days, bringing widespread flooding that has killed at least five people and washed away homes including in the capital Kabul, officials said Tuesday. While some welcomed the wet weather after the punishing dry spell of recent years, residents complained about the lack of infrastructure and government assistance to help them clear up from the deluge. Sixteen of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces were hit in the past 24 hours, destroying or damaging hundreds of houses and sweeping away livestock, said Hashmat Bahaduri, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA). Hardest hit was Herat province in western Afghanistan, where at least five people were killed when their houses collapsed, Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the local governor said. Officials were also searching for 17 people whose minivan was swept away by flooding in the province’s Obey district late Monday, Farhad added. “There were women and children in the vehicle, we are searching but haven’t found any sign of them yet,” he said. Extraordinary scenes played out in the capital, where the usually parched Kabul River swelled suddenly, bursting its banks in places and swamping surrounding streets and neighbourhoods with about three feet of water in places. Drug addicts who normally spend their time in the riverbed or hiding under bridges could be seen openly smoking opium at street level as water swirled around them. By Tuesday, authorities were warning locals living along the river to be prepared to evacuate their homes as water levels surged. Bahaduri said 113 houses had already been partially or completely destroyed in Kabul. In the capital, a university student named Mujtaba bemoaned a lack of drainage canals, but others welcomed the rain. “It is a bliss to have all this water and rain, we are thankful to God to have rain and get rid of the drought problems,” Kabul resident Mansoor Majab said. Years of dry weather, combined with a booming population and wasteful consumption, have drained Kabul’s water basin, forcing residents to drill ever-deeper wells. This winter saw heavy snowfall across parts of Afghanistan, which had led to flash floods in the spring melt. Over one hundred people had been killed as of March 28 due to flooding in Afghanistan so far this year, according to ANDMA.last_img read more

Barasat hotels under scanner after TMC allegation

first_imgKolkata: North 24-Parganas administration has started conducting raids at various hotels in Barasat and its adjoining areas after Trina-mool Congress district leaders accused BJP leaders of bringing in outsiders to vitiate the election process during the last phase. Trouble broke out on late Monday evening when a few cars were found lining up in front of BJP leader Tuhin Mondal’s house. Local Trinamool workers congregated in the area and staged a protest against the incident. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThey alleged that the cars were being used to carry money for distributing among voters. They also alleged that BJP was bringing outsiders who have started taking refuge at various hotels in the area. A heated altercation subsequently broke out between BJP and Trinamool activists near Barasat police station. A local BJP leader was allegedly heckled by TMC workers, while as many as five cars which remain stranded in front of Mondal’s house, were allegedly ransacked by TMC activists. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySitting TMC MP Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, who is contesting from the same seat, went to the Barasat police station on late Monday evening, after the incident occurred. It has been learnt that BJP leaders were expected to attend a meeting at a hotel on Barasat-Taki Road on Monday evening. TMC alleged that they planned to distribute money at the hotel. Police raided the hotel, as a result of which BJP shifted the venue of the meeting to Mondal’s house. Ghosh Dastidar, along with her party leaders, staged a demonstration in front of Barasat police station, alleging that BJP leaders in the district were stocking money and firearms to influence voters and create trouble.last_img read more