Cisalpino to expand tilt operations

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PM meeting with Grenada Health Minister Steele

first_imgLocalNews PM meeting with Grenada Health Minister Steele by: Dominica Vibes News – August 31, 2015 Share 139 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in disucssion with Grenada’s Health Minister Nickolas Steele (Photo compliments Office of the Prime Minister)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit received Grenada’s Health Minister Nickolas Steele moments ago. Minister Steele has brought messages of solidarity with Dominica and is holding discussions with PM Skerrit on the situation post Erika. Grenada is among several regional and international countries who have pledged support to Dominica’s relief/recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.Further information will be forthcoming.last_img read more

Vanderbilt baseball not alarmed by lull

first_imgVanderbilt believes what’s ailing its baseball team can be healed in an instant.The No. 5 Commodores (28-10, 11-4 SEC) have lost four of their last five, including three in a row, for their worst stretch since 2012.But heading to South Carolina (23-15, 6-9) for a three-game SEC series beginning Thursday (6:30 p.m./ESPNU), the defending national champion might not need a full weekend of wins to get back on track.“I think one inning is enough to do that,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. “I think momentum is enough to do that. If you feel anything positive moving in the right direction, boy, it can really carry some weight. Once you get that ball rolling, then Katy, bar the door.”But that big inning has been elusive lately. Over the past five games, Vanderbilt has played 51 innings but scored more than one run in a single inning only three times, with a high of three runs in an inning.The Commodores have averaged 3.6 runs over the past five games compared to 7.5 runs in the first 33. But even more optimistic than his coach, shortstop Dansby Swanson thinks Vanderbilt’s recent woes could end in a moment.Belmont piles on Vanderbilt’s slide“I think you can even turn it around in one play,” said Swanson, who leads the team in batting average (.364), home runs (7) and RBIs (34). “We have been close over the past couple of weeks, but we just haven’t been able to blow it open yet. It just takes one good at-bat or a series of at-bats to really get the momentum and confidence up of the entire group.”Swanson can perhaps say that with more confidence than his teammates. After all, the All-American has two doubles, two triples and two home runs during the five-game lull while most teammates have struggled.“Panicking is not the right word because we know the capabilities inside our locker room,” Swanson said. “We have a strong group of guys. We just need to piece together some good at-bats and good starts.”Vanderbilt’s pitching offers ample opportunity for a turnaround against the Gamecocks. Thursday’s starter, Carson Fulmer (6-1), tossed a shutout with a career-high 14 strikeouts against Ole Miss last week. And Friday’s starter, Walker Buehler (3-0), struck out a career-high 13 in eight innings in a no-decision, which ultimately ended in a 16-inning Vanderbilt loss.As for Saturday’s starting pitcher, Corbin said, “We have one. I just don’t know who he is yet.”Considering the recent losses have been close and this week is merely the midpoint of the SEC schedule, Corbin said urgency is in moderation.“We don’t look at those losses, and say, ‘Holy cow, we just haven’t played good baseball.’ You are looking at three one-run losses and a two-run loss, so the margin of difference is small,” Corbin said. “What frustrates the kids is that they had opportunities to bang open every game.“… But I think the basis of this program is about preparing yourself for moments like this when you say, ‘OK, we are going to get through this and learn to fight through it.’ If they are willing to battle, then nothing is insurmountable.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. NEXT SERIES NO. 5 VANDERBILT (28-10, 11-4 SEC) at SOUTH CAROLINA (23-15, 6-9)When: Thursday (6:30 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (noon)TV: ESPNU (Thursday), SEC Network (Friday), ESPN2 (Saturday)Radio: 560-AM, 95.9-FM Vanderbilt pitcher John Kilichowski (21) hurls in a pitch during the Commodores’ game against Belmont at Hawkins Field on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Nashville. Vanderbilt lost 3-2.last_img read more

Mason Rudolph Named Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist

first_imgMason Rudolph is having himself a junior season. He currently sits at No. 6 in the nation in passing yards at 332.1 per game and has 22 touchdowns to only four interceptions.The Davey O’Brien Foundation has whittled down their list for the best college quarterback in the country to 18 semifinalists and Rudolph was included.Cowboy fans, get in the huddle! Help @Rudolph2Mason, a candidate for the @daveyobrien National Quarterback Award: https://t.co/G1npEa230A! pic.twitter.com/zKsIE6GQVE— Davey O’Brien (@daveyobrien) November 10, 2016Other Big 12 semifinalists include: Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.Here’s a look at the full list per the Davey O’Brien Award website.Of the 18 semifinalists, two Chad Kelly from Ole Miss and Trevor Knight from Texas A&M will not be eligible to win the trophy since they will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. 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

WATCH: Brandon Weeden, Former Cowboys Wish OSU Good Luck in B12 Title Game

first_imgIn advance of the Big 12 championship game on Saturday former Cowboys Brandon Weeden, Ryan Simmons, Kevin Peterson … just to name a few, wished OSU good luck for the big game. Pretty cool video tribute to the players put together by OSU.Check it out:We asked several former players who have lived it to share encouragement as we go for a Big 12 title in #Bedlam tomorrow. #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/OrLBtWifxF— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 3, 2016 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

Four Cowboys Ask For NFL Draft Grades Including Washington, Rudolph

first_imgOklahoma State underclassmen Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Chad Whitener and Vincent Taylor have filed paperwork to be evaluated for the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Mike Gundy.“We sent all that in,” said Gundy. “It was after the OU game. A couple days after that game we brought them in and they sent it to the NFL. And we wait for them to send back the response of what the cumulative group of people think about their future in the NFL this year.“Anybody can send one in,” explained Gundy of the evaluation request. “You can send one in. The response won’t be great, but you can do it. Chad is a guy who can get in a camp one day, and he sent one in. I would hope we would get that back within a week. Usually there’s a 12-14 day period, but there’s no guarantee.”What Gundy is referencing here is a service the NFL provides in which it tells potential pros whether they will be one of the following three things: a first round pick, a second round pick, undrafted. Those are the only three choices. Here is what the NFL has to say on the matter.“We want the kid to make an informed decision,” said NFL Executive VP Troy Vincent. “Use our resources, make an informed decision. Each institution has those resources for every prospect and every head coach. The numbers and the facts speak for themselves.”The other change is in how players will be graded. In the past, there were five categories: As high as the first round; as high as the second round; as high as the third round; no potential to go in the first three rounds; and no potential to be drafted. The league has cut that down to three categories — first round, second round, and neither, which will equal the board advising the player to stay in school. [NFL]Taylor has said he will leave if he gets the right grade. I would be surprised, though, if any of the four actually declare. Here is where CBS Sports ranks each at their respective positions. 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. Mason Rudolph: 5th in QBsJames Washington: 12th in WRsVincent Taylor: 9th in DTsChad Whitener: NR in LBsGundy did not speak highly of mock drafts although he did encourage Rudolph and Co. to stay.“I don’t really look into it much. I would guess that most of those mock drafts are fabricated,” added Gundy. “There’s probably only one or two of them that really have a clue what they’re talking about. Most of them are good for talk radio which is about as accurate as the North Korean test missile. Mason will have to make a decision at some point of what he wants to do next season. I’ve only had one player who I felt like was ready for the NFL to go early and that was Brandon Pettigrew. He stayed. I think [Mason] could improve his overall long-term by staying another year here.”The last day to declare for the NFL Draft is January 16.last_img read more

Union Defensive Tackle Names Oklahoma State, Oklahoma in Final 3

first_imgThree-star Union defensive tackle Jordan Kelley released his list of top schools on Wednesday, naming Oklahoma State, TCU and Oklahoma among his final three he’s considering.“First off, I’d like to thank God for putting my grandparents, friends and the people in my life to get me where I’m at today,” Kelley said while announcing his list. The 6-foot-3, 293 pound prospect from Tulsa is among the top 10 prospects in the state of Oklahoma. According to 247sports, the University of Oklahoma leads in his recruitment.Kelley is an explosive interior lineman who had a monster junior campaign. After his big year, Oklahoma State was the first school to offer him in January.Kelley will announce his commitment on Sunday, March 26 at the Under Armour All-American camp in Dallas. 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

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 10 Tyrell Alexander

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. Just ten days until football?! Ten days until football. Let’s take a look at just another of the Cowboys’ young and talented playmakers vying for reps at wide receiver.How he got to OSUAt Lancaster High School (Texas), Alexander did it all. He was a dual-threat quarterback and receiver that rushed for six yards per carry his senior season. This three-star athlete committed to the Cowboys early just to decommit and then recommit  — all while other schools kept calling. Alexander ultimately picked Oklahoma State over offers from Oregon, West Virginia, Baylor and others.What he’s done in StillwaterAdChoices广告Spent last year redshirting and has been working though spring a fall camps to step into a deep and talented wideout rotation. His athleticism and versatility should also make him valuable on special teams.Role in 2017Alexander has loads of potential even if his name is getting lost in the shuffle. Regardless of the reps he gets this season, he could be a big-time playmaker for OSU moving forward. The Cowboys will say goodbye to James Washington, Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy after this year. There will be reps up for grabs and Alexander should be in line with the likes of Tyron Johnson, Dillon Stoner and Tylan Wallace.During spring camp, Hayden Barber got a chance to see Alexander in action during drills. His sure hands drew a little excitement from his position coach, Kasey Dunn.“DAMN, Tyrell.”–@kasey_dunn #OKState pic.twitter.com/xf8Hev8X6U— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) March 23, 2017Noteworthy stats and highlightsDuring OSU’s spring game, Alexander showed off his big-play potential. He caught just two passes but they went for 39 and 23 yards. To get an idea of his speed and elusiveness, check out Alexander’s QB tape from high school.last_img read more

Video: Brady Quinn Explains Why He’d Rather Play For Jim Harbaugh Over Nick Saban

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame quarterback and current Fox analyst Brady Quinn made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday, talking the NFL and college football. There was a lot of discussion regarding nutrition and the physical statures of NFL quarterbacks.More interestingly though, Patrick asked Quinn about Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camp strategy and how he felt about it. During his answer, Quinn referenced Nick Saban’s quote about it being a gray area and that he expected them to become regulated. Patrick then followed up with a juicy query: would Quinn rather play for Nick Saban or Jim Harbaugh?“I don’t know, it’s tough,” Quinn said. “I mean, Nick Saban has the championships so I think you’d probably have to go in that direction at least at this point, but I think you’d have much more fun with Jim Harbaugh. Looking at it, maybe I’d change my mind because Harbaugh has more of the NFL pedigree, at least from when he was there and the success he had. And he was a former quarterback with a lot of success as well, so maybe he’d be able to see more eye-to-eye with you as a player.“So as much as it pains me to say because I really wouldn’t want to play for either, I’m a Notre Dame guy, but I’d have to maybe say Harbaugh in this case.”We guess you can score one more small victory for Harbaugh in the ongoing “battle” between he and Saban. You can watch the full video of Quinn’s interview with Patrick below. [ Saturday Tradition ]last_img read more

Canada does not treat us right says Trump threatens new global tax

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is complaining about Canadian trade practices while threatening a tax on international imports.The U.S. president made the remarks at the White House today while unveiling a long-awaited infrastructure plan.He says some countries are so-called allies, but don’t act like allies when it comes to trade.At one point, he made specific reference to Canada, saying the country does not treat its neighbour fairly when it comes to farming and border-crossing.It’s unclear what he was referring to, although he has complained in the past about dairy controls and softwood lumber.Trump brought back an old threat to institute some kind of tax on imports. He called it a “reciprocal tax,” and said he would have more to say about it in the coming days and months.last_img read more