Accident on Highway 29 closes road north of Hudson’s Hope

first_imgUPDATE: Highway 29 is now open with single lane alternating traffic. Drivers can expect a 20 minute delay.HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Highway 29 North of Hudson’s Hope is closed in both directions this morning because of a single vehicle roll over.Cpl Madonna Suanderson with the North District RCMP said that at 9:43 a.m. this morning a logging truck rolled over causing logs from the vehicle to be scattered over the highway on the Farrell Creek Bridge.  Saunderson said that the driver of the truck was not injured.- Advertisement -At this point, there’s no word on what caused the collision, or when the highway will reopen. This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once more information becomes available.last_img

Mike Yurcich Is a Pretty Good Coordinator, But It Doesn’t Always Seem That Way

first_imgMonken: 7.0Dana: 6.9Yurcich: 5.9But it goes deeper than that I think. Yurcich has six games in which his teams have gained more than eight yards per play (including last Saturday). That’s pretty good, even 42 games into his career as the coordinator. Even when you make it a percentage. Monken had five in two years. Dana had two in one year. Yurcich is about on track with that.So his highs are as high. But his lows, well they are really, really low. I plotted every game of each coordinator’s tenure on this chart. This is yards per play for a given game.screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-08-36-amMonken and Dana always existed between five and nine yards per play with one game for each above nine. That’s a good slot to live in. You’re going to score a lot of points and win a lot of games when your offense averages between five and nine yards per game. The national average this season through three weeks, by the way, is 5.9. That will drop slightly over the final 10 weeks as fewer FCS games are sprinkled in. The national average last year at season’s end was 5.7.So you can see Yurcich hanging with those other two guys in terms of best games. He’s right there. And his middle games are pretty good too. But his bad games. Whooo boy. The CMU game this year was below five. So was the Ole Miss bowl game as well as the WVU and Texas games from last year. He had four (!) games in 2014 in which his teams averaged 4.1 yards per play or worse.Yurcich’s ceiling is just as high as Monk and Dana, but his floor is much lower, and I think that’s where a lot of the frustration comes in. You have to remember four other things when looking at these numbers though:Dana and Monken had Weeden for a year each. Yurcich had Daxx and J.W.Dana and Monken had NFL running backs — maybe they are better recruiters?OSU’s offensive philosophy has changed since those other two guys left … I would expect there to be a bit of dropoff no matter who Gundy brought in to run the showOSU’s offensive line was pretty clearly superior in 2011-2013 than now — maybe that’s coaching, maybe notIs Yurcich as good of a playcaller as Monk or Dana? Nobody thinks that. Both coaches parlayed the position into head coaching jobs at FBS schools. Their trajectories were towards spots like that. I’m not sure that’s something we can always expect that to happen [stares at Doug Meacham’s bio for 15 minutes, weeps].The criticism there of Yurcich is maybe a little heavy and definitely misinformed. Is he an elite playcaller? Probably not. But are you going to go get somebody who is that much better than him? I’m not so sure. Gundy clearly values continuity within his program, and Yurcich has provided that. And who knows how the rest of this season will play out.“Momentum is a big part of offensive play and football in general,” Yurcich said after his QB broke the school record for passing yards on Saturday. “Whenever you can put together some rhythm as an offense, it’s going to go better for you obviously. The sooner you can start that, the better. Momentum and confidence, all those things start.“One of the important keys is to focus on one play at a time because when you don’t have that momentum and when you’re not having that explosive start to be able to restart yourself is a key. You can’t always reflect on the past and you have to play one play at a time and focus on that play and make that play the only play that matters. So playing in the now and in the moment is a really important ingredient to that.”In the now and in the moment. It sure looked great for Yurcich last week. What about the next nine? Oklahoma State averaged over eight yards a play on Saturday against a defense that coming into the game was top 30 in the country in yards per play allowed. Eight yards a play would rank No. 4 in the country overall behind Louisville, Miami and Texas Tech. And still I heard complaints.They’re one-dimensional!What about when they face great corners!Fire the OC!I’m convinced that last one is just a trope that is trotted out on any random poor play by any college football team’s offense. It doesn’t even really mean anything anymore. It’s like saying “we’re taking it one game at a time” or “he loves his family.” It just exists in the ether as a meaningless statement.Anyway, I have been thinking about Mike Yurcich a lot recently. Thinking about his offenses and what OSU is trying to accomplish. Wondering why he takes such a beating while his two predecessors — Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken — are so beloved. I think I came up with a couple of answers.First, I looked at yards per play for all three coordinators. The results are pretty predictable. 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

CBC AND NETFLIX RENEW ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

first_imgAmybeth McNulty, who stars as Anne in the series Anne (With an E), will be back for a second season. (SOPHIE GIRAUD / CBC/NORTHWOOD PRODUCTIONS) Login/Register With: CBC and Netflix today announced they have renewed acclaimed series ANNE (WITH AN E) for a second season. Produced by Miranda de Pencier’s Northwood Entertainment, the second season sees an increased order from eight hours to 10 and begins shooting this fall. Adored by audiences and critics alike, this re-imagined coming-of-age story follows Anne (Amybeth McNulty), an outsider who, against all odds, fights for love, acceptance, and her place in the world. Season 2 of the series (known as ANNE in Canada, and ANNE WITH AN E on Netflix) returns in 2018.Inspired by the timeless Canadian young adult novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the second season will continue to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines and continuing to explore themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.The series stars Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley), Geraldine James (Marilla Cuthbert), R.H. Thomson (Matthew Cuthbert), Corrine Koslo (Rachel Lynde), Dalila Bela (Diana Barry), Aymeric Jett Montaz (Jerry Baynard) and Lucas Jade Zumann (Gilbert Blythe). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment For season 2, three-time Emmy® Award-winning series creator Moira Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD, FLESH AND BONE) has assembled an exceptionally talented all-female writers’ room. Episodes will be written by Moira Walley-Beckett, Jane Maggs (BELLEVUE, CARDINAL), Shernold Edwards (HAVEN, SLEEPY HOLLOW), Kathryn Borel (RUSH, AMERICAN DAD), Amanda Fahey (SAVING HOPE, MOHAWK GIRLS), and Naledi Jackson (21 THUNDER, THE DETAIL).“This exquisite series has drawn universal acclaim and introduced Anne Shirley to an entirely new generation, reaching an audience of 4.5 million in Canada*,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. “We know that the inspired cast and entire team will deliver an unforgettable second season.”“This season is brave and bold and full of wonder,” said Walley-Beckett.“It is colorful, exciting, action-packed and, of course, full of heart. I can’t wait to share all the brand new adventures!”“Anne Shirley is one of Canada’s greatest gifts to the world. We can’t wait to bring Anne’s next chapter to Netflix members globally,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix vice president of content.“We’re so proud of the overwhelming response from viewers across the globe,” added Miranda de Pencier, president of Northwood Entertainment. “I’m equally proud that we have a very talented team of female writers, led by the brilliant Moira Walley-Beckett, to add to the richness of the world.”A CBC and Netflix original series, ANNE (WITH AN E) is produced by Northwood Entertainment, and created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The executive producers are Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett, Sally Catto, Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Sapot, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen. John Calvert serves as producer. ANNE (WITH AN E) is inspired by Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.* Source: Numeris TV Meter, Mar. 19 – Apr. 30, 2017, CBC Total, A2+, Sun. 8-10pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV– 30 –About Northwood EntertainmentFounded by Miranda de Pencier, Northwood Entertainment is an independent film and television production company with a mission to create a thriving home for creators with singular voices to reach broad audiences. de Pencier’s producing credits include BEGINNERS, THANKS FOR SHARING and the upcoming THE GRIZZLIES which she also directed.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.About NetflixNetflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebooklast_img read more