CWG action on Day 12

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Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Beats Texas Tech 45-44

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgWhat a run by Chris Carson. Pokes up 35-28 in the third. https://t.co/Q1LKa9P0GE— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Tech, though, just wouldn’t go away. And OSU couldn’t close them out. Allowing them to score in the third with 24 seconds left, before James Washington went streaking for an 82-yard touchdown on a dime by Mason Rudolph.Oklahoma State didn’t score after that, though, and it opened the door for Texas Tech to make it interesting. Which they gladly took advantage of. They cashed in on a field goal midway through the fourth, and put together a methodical drive to score a touchdown to put them within one-point, 45-44, with 1:44 remaining in the game.BUT DARNDEST THE LUCK, TECH!The holder let the ball drift a smidge to the right, which forced the kick to go wide right.Omg he missed it. pic.twitter.com/edE6rP4XKO— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 13, 2016The Pokes perfectly fielded the ensuing onside kick thanks to James Washington, and Chris Carson earned his cash by lowering his shoulder and picking up the tough yards and collecting 29 hard-earned yards to put the game away.Oklahoma State travels to Fort Worth next week. If they come away with a win, it could set up a Big 12 title game in Norman on Dec. 3.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State outlasted the Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium in a game that truly felt like it would be won by whoever held the ball last.The Cowboys jumped out to a 21-7 start in the first quarter, but a 21-point outburst by the Red Raiders in the second quarter had the score knotted up at 28 going into the break. Tech scored twice in the closing four minutes after the Cowboy defense held up strong for the majority of the first half.Freshman tailback Justice Hill lead the way for OSU on the ground and finished the game with 18 carries for 127 yards (7 yards per carry!), and Chris Carson beautifully complemented Hill with 10 carries for 73 yards and 2 scores.He’s. A. True. Freshman. https://t.co/jn3w9otM8d— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016Carson kicked off the scoring in the second half on a powerful jaunt that put the Pokes ahead 35-28 midway through the third:last_img read more


Gov’t Placing Focus on Foster Care

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government has placed renewed focus on the foster care programme with the objective of encouraging more persons to open their homes to children in State care.He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.“We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted.Mr. Green was speaking at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) 2019 National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday (February 10).Up to September 2018, a total of 4,443 children were in the childcare and protection system. Of that number 1,853 were in traditional residential care facilities or in foster care.The State Minister said that CPFSA has identified 70 children who are ready to be placed in foster care.“Our goal is to place more children in families because, as I have said before, the research shows that children do better when they are placed in caring family environments, Mr. Green said.“There are tremendous success stories about children who came from very difficult backgrounds but found loving foster parents… and we have seen how through their love, though the inspiration of hope, these children are now prospering and now able to fulfil their true potential,” he added.National Foster Care Week is being observed from February 10 to 15 under the theme ‘Give love, Inspire Hope, Foster a Child’. Story Highlights “We want to get more of you who are passionate about our children, who have the space… taking some of our children from our residential care facilities and giving them a home,” he noted. He noted that a five-year development plan to advance the system has been instituted.last_img read more


Farmers Trained to Combat Beet Armyworm

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_img 2012 outbreak destroyed $31 million in crops The beet armyworm has had a debilitating effect on onion and escallion Story Highlights To combat the dreaded beet armyworm on local onion and escallion production, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has completed the training of some 22 farmers and eight extension officers in pest management procedures.The training course comes against the background of the 2012 outbreak of the pest, which resulted in the destruction of some 45 hectares of crops valued at approximately $31 million.The beet armyworm has had a debilitating effect on onion and escallion cultivation and the livelihood of farmers in South St. Elizabeth.The 22 lead farmers from Junction and Gillards in St. Elizabeth, and eight Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) facilitators, were presented with their certificates in Integrated Pest Management on August 21, during a graduation ceremony held on the grounds of the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices.Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, who was guest speaker at the function, said the knowledge and skills which the graduates have acquired will now serve national efforts to combat the impact of the pest on the cultivation and production of onions and escallion.He noted that the 22 lead farmers will now go on to work in pairs to train an additional 150 farmers in pest management procedures, particularly as it relates to combating the beet armyworm.The eight RADA extension officers, he said, are also expected to transition into a mentorship role to guide the newly trained farmers. Additionally, they will provide technical assistance in support of the Agro-Invest Corporation initiative to develop Agro-Parks in the production of over 717 acres of onions.For her part, Assistant Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative in Jamaica, Karen Pyne, said the Farmer Field School took a very practical and ‘hands-on’ approach in equipping the farmers with the knowledge and expertise needed to tackle the pest.She informed that the training programme enabled farmers and facilitators to study the beet armyworm in their natural habitat and applied the realistic management approaches to their own experiences.For her part, Deputy Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Jeannette Vail, congratulated the graduates, noting that they are now leaders in their field.She said the programme has provided them with the knowledge and expertise needed to combat and put an end to the beet armyworm pest.“Without you, we can’t combat this problem, and so, I ask you to go do the good work and share this information with your fellow farmers,” Ms. Vail said.The ‘Strengthening a National Beet Armyworm Programme’ is organised by the Government of Jamaica, with funding support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The programme is being implemented under the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project. 22 farmers and eight extension officers trained in pest management procedures.last_img read more


Shares drop on mining company behind Prosperity mine

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Shares of a British Columbia mining company waiting on the federal cabinet to decide the fate of their controversial gold and copper mine plummeted Thursday.Taseko Mines saw its stock fall by 11 per cent by the end of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange Thursday, Bloomberg reported.The dip marked its biggest negative shift since this summer when its shares dropped by 35 per cent after the July 2 release of a federal environmental panel report that panned the Prosperity mine project, Bloomberg said.Taseko’s Prosperity project would cause the draining of Fish Lake, which is sacred to the Tsilhqot’in people who have pledge to fight the project at all cost.Taseko released a statement Thursday saying it was “unaware of any information that would cause the price of the company’s stock to change materially.”A decision by the federal cabinet to reject the mine proposal would have a negative impact on the company’s shares.An analyst told Bloomberg that Thursday’s drop may have been just a mistake.“One fat finger can send a bunch of other guys into auto-sells,” Adam Graf, a New York-based analyst told the financial wire-service.The company has expressed confidence it would get approval for the project and APTN National News’ camera recently captured images of one of its helicopters landing on the shores of Fish Lake to pick up surveyors.Taseko’s last major drop came in July. Its shares began sliding on June 26, days before the release of the environmental panel report, and bottomed out on July 6, according to a Yahoo financial chart.Taseko was at $4.93US share on June 25 and dropped to $3.40 US on July 6.A spokeswoman for Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea told APTN National News on Thursday afternoon that no decision had been made on the project.Fisheries and Oceans has the lead on the Prosperity file because of the project’s impact on fresh-water fish.Takeo’s shares had recovered in early trading Friday.last_img read more


Two families one cause raising awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous men

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgCharlette, was 27 years old when he was last seen with his girlfriend near the train bridge in Prince Albert.That was October 2014.A few days later, Charlette’s girlfriend, Beatrice Adam was found dead in the North Saskatchewan River.Her death is not considered suspicious.Whitedeer says Adam was a good friend of the family’s, and she’s glad that case was closed within 48 hours.But, her brother has still not been found, and she thinks his disappearance should have been taken more seriously by Prince Albert police.“Had he been the Mayor’s son, would they have closed the file? Would they have gotten the dogs involved? It’s been hard on my family, especially my mom, having had another brother who was murdered,” said Whitedeer.That brother was Russell Whitedeer, murdered in Alberta in 1998.She hopes by donning the bridges in Prince Albert and Saskatoon with red ties, it will raise awareness of her brother’s disappearance.They know they’re not the only family searching for a son.Lydia Daniels ties a necktie to a tree outside the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg, one of the places her son Colten Pratt was last seen.Daniels has spent the past year looking for him.She has started the Necktie Campaign in hopes of finding closure in his case and others.“These symbolic ‘ties’ affirm our commitment we will never give up our search. The ties signify our hope and faith.” Daniels posted on facebook.Daniels recently began wrapping men’s neckties on bridges in Long Plain First Nation, near Portage La Prairie, Man.She has since started wrapping the neckties around hydro poles in downtown Winnipeg.Colten PrattPratt was 26 years old when he disappeared.Police previously said Pratt was last seen leaving the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg on the evening of November 6, 2014.But new information suggests he may have last been seen at the bus shelter on the corner of Redwood Avenue and Main Street in the early hours of November 7th, 2014.“We must not forget the little boys. We must not forget our brothers.” Daniels wrote. Colleen Whitedeer’s brother vanished over a year ago. He was last seen near a bridge in Prince AlbertJaydon Flett APTN National NewsLike she has done in Prince Albert, Sask., Colleen Whitedeer smudges each piece of red fabric before she ties them to a bridge in her hometown of Saskatoon.Whitedeer hopes the red ties help raise awareness for Indigenous men who are missing, like her brother Timothy Charlette.“He didn’t live a glorious lifestyle, but he was still a human being,” she said.Timothy CharletteThe Red Dress and the Red Ribbon campaigns are well known across the country.Many started after an RCMP study showed that there are nearly 1,200 Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or murdered in the past three decades.Now, a different kind of campaign is taking off.“Like the women, the men are just as important,” said Whitedeer. “They deserve a voice, they deserve justice.” While there are walks and campaigns for missing and murdered Indigenous women, and now a national inquiry, Daniels decided it was time to raise awareness for the Indigenous boys and men who have been murdered, or who are missing like her son.According to Stats Canada, there were 745 female and 1,750 male Aboriginal homicide victims between 1980 and 2012.That means, for over three decades, at least 70 percent of recorded Aboriginal homicide victims were men.jflett@aptn.ca@JaydOnAPTNlast_img read more