I think I’ve seen it all.Mike Gundy is officially one of the most hip college coaches in the NCAA… and it’s not even close. He was spotted in New Orleans riding a hoverboard – and he actually seems to have a pretty good hang of it.Here’s video from the OSU athletics snapchat:https://twitter.com/k_boonie/status/681982584620879872And here’s proof via the Cowboy football twitter account:AdChoices广告When you have somewhere to be but there’s too much traffic on Canal Street… @CoachGundy #okstate #Sugar16 https://t.co/FXAWYFLjrG— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 29, 2015He can also boast that he’s more talented at the hoverboard than Mike Tyson:Seemed like a good idea to ride my daughter #milantyson #cyboard #hoverboard but guess not… pic.twitter.com/Cjn4s22E5l— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) December 29, 2015 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.
The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap, catching you up to speed on the latest news and rumors surrounding Oklahoma State recruiting, with an ear to the ground for what to expect in the future.Linebacker Target Opens up RecruitmentDevodrick Johnson, a four-star linebacker from Kimball High in Texas, recently picked Texas A&M over OSU, Mizzou, Houston, and several others. And after committing in mid July, one recent event may have him re-thinking his decision: A visit to ATX.Johnson visited the University of Texas last week, and although he does not hold an offer, I would not be surprised to see him opening things up in advance of what he may expect to be an offer from the Longhorns coming soon.Regardless, OSU was in hot pursuit before his first commitment. So at the moment, he’s back on the market, and I expect OSU will try their best to pick up where they left off with him.Explaining Tyler Polley’s top 5Four-star power forward Tyler Polley named his top 5 over the weekend and as I noted, mysteriously left Florida State, who was the presumed favorite, off his list. We got the explanation just a day later when another four-star Floridian, RaiQuan Gray, announced that he was committing to FSU. So it appears that the FSU staff, despite Polley being a household name for the Seminoles, accepted Gray’s commitment and takes the spot for the 2017 class. Not to say Polley was a clear FSU lock, but that gives a good window into how recruiting works. Either the coaching staff preferred Gray over Polley, or the coaches simply didn’t want to wait until Polley was ready to commit and accepted Gray’s instead. Chuba Hubbard Considering Other Schools?If you’ve checked out Chuba Hubbard’s social media feed, it’s all #gopokes all the time. He’s recently been very active interacting with other OSU commits and generally being an OSU advocate. But this week he posted this mysterious tweet, suggesting perhaps he’s still shopping around?The clock is always ticking.. #?? #? #? #? #?— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) August 9, 2016I don’t know if he’s truly shopping the market, but I do know that those emoji’s were at one point his top schools: (Gun=OSU, Wave=Bama/Roll Tide, Duck=Oregon, Orange=Tennessee, Grape=TCU). So with Hubbard being the second highest rated OSU pledge in the 2017 class, this is something to follow as we head into the fall. At the moment, he’s an OSU commit. For obvious reasons, the OSU staff is going to do their best to hang on to the Canadian speedster. Hoops targets cut OSU from mixNo good news on the recruiting front at the moment, but OSU is still tied in with two targets who recently trimmed their list, and both cut OSU from the mix. The first who nixed the Cowboys was 2017 power forward Hasahn French, who Underwood offered at the end of July. The second is Brian Bowen, a five-star prospect from Saginaw, MI. Bowen named a top 12 that includes Kentucky, Mich. State, and others. But 100% of analysts have him staying at home and playing for the Sparty.OSU verbal commits in fall training campsFootball season has officially began for most of the OSU pledges, so here’s some video, albeit brief, of some of the future Pokes in action:Here’s OSU’s most recent pledge, Thabo Mwaniki:Stillwell, Guyer’s new QB1 putting it on the money to #OKState pledge @thabomwaniki. Coach Taylor approves. #txhsfbpic.twitter.com/oFlTo21m7F— Adam Boedeker (@aboedeker) August 8, 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.
The $69 million project entails the construction of a two-storey building at the Hague Showground Story Highlights The Ministry needs to attract more qualified officers in technical areas Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, on Thursday, July 18, signed a contract and broke ground for the construction of a new parish office for the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in Hague, Trelawny.The $69 million project entails the construction of a two-storey reinforced concrete building at the Hague Showground, which will house some 22 RADA staff and other government agencies. The contract period is nine months.Addressing a ceremony held at the construction site, Minister Clarke stated that over 10,000 farmers in the region will benefit from the facility. “This will have a significant impact on the region and is part of our Ministry’s plans to improve customer service at RADA,” he stated.He noted that the project is in keeping with the commitment of his Ministry and RADA, to advance the development of a modern and efficient agricultural sector.“We recognise that a modern agricultural sector speaks not just to the provision of new agricultural facilities, but also to the application of new and appropriate technologies, strategies, and knowhow, which must be suitably translated into everyday farming and management practices,” he stated.Minister Clarke said that with the agricultural sector now poised for growth, the Ministry needs to attract more qualified officers in technical areas, and there is the need to provide the kind of working environment that will enable such personnel to perform optimally.He commended the RADA officers for their contribution to the farming sector over the years.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RADA, Lenworth Fulton, in bringing greetings at the ceremony, said he was elated at the implementation of the project.He said the new facility will not only serve the farmers of Trelawny but others across the country.Also present at the signing and ground breaking were Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Donavan Stanberry; National Board Chairman of RADA, Dr. Denzil Williams; Custos of Trelawny, Hon. Paul Muschette; and Mayor of Falmouth, Garth Wilkinson.
Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, has indicated that approximately $4 million will be budgeted for tertiary education in her constituency to enable more students to benefit. Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, has indicated that approximately $4 million will be budgeted for tertiary education in her constituency to enable more students to benefit.“I give out at least $3 million worth of tertiary scholarships every year. This year, I’m going to put away probably $4 million, and that is to assist with tertiary education. We have to elevate our children, we have to make sure that our children are learning… and are moving on to higher education,” she said.Speaking at the Quality Education Circle (QEC) 9 stakeholders meeting at Oberlin High School in Lawrence Tavern, St. Andrew, on Tuesday (February 27), Mrs. Cuthbert Flynn said the money will be provided through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).The CDF seeks to improve the effectiveness of Members of Parliament as a designated funding mechanism for constituency projects.Its principal aim is to promote human and infrastructure development at the community and constituency levels through the establishment of sustainable development projects.Meanwhile, Mrs. Cuthbert Flynn encouraged parents and teachers to play greater roles in ensuring that every child receives quality education.The Parliamentarian said education is an important tool that individuals can use to change their circumstances in life.“If you see that a child in your community is not going to school, it is your duty to find out what is the reason, so that that child gets a chance to (get an) education,” she said.The function was held under the theme, ‘Growing Better Schools… Better Communities’.QEC9 comprises 21 schools in West Rural St. Andrew and is geared towards improving students’ performance and the overall outcomes for schools.These institutions are located in the Red Hills, Stony Hill, Lawrence Tavern, and Brandon Hill.They include one high school; eight stand-a-lone primary schools; eight schools that function as primary schools with infant departments; three preparatory schools; one infant, primary and junior high school. Speaking at the Quality Education Circle (QEC9) stakeholders meeting at Oberlin High School in Lawrence Tavern, St. Andrew, on Tuesday (February 27), Mrs. Cuthbert Flynn said the money will be provided through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). “I give out at least $3 million worth of tertiary scholarships every year. This year, I’m going to put away probably $4 million, and that is to assist with tertiary education. We have to elevate our children, we have to make sure that our children are learning… and are moving on to higher education,” she said. Story Highlights
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jan 2015 – Even in her death, Dr. Rosie is fighting for the leaders of her era… Magnetic Media remains in search of written or documented information on the life and times of Dr. Rosita Butterfield, the first woman elected to Parliament in the Turks and Caicos Islands and who died on Saturday in hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. Our hunt has taken us across the internet, in books which boast having the country’s history and even to the nation’s library to find hardly anything; very little and it appears it is like that for nearly all of the ‘old time’ politicians and pioneers. The passing of Dr. Butterfield has brought to light and disturbingly so, truths about how limited is information on the builders of this country. One book had some substance; it had no author and gave a profile of the members of the Legislative Council from 1976 to 2005; found at the Provo Library. At the Grand Turk Library, there is the same information in a separate book which singles out the women who have served in Government up to ten years ago. As for content online, where most modern day students spend their time for research; there is no data on which party Mrs. Butterfield served with, no data on the years she served as the second female Speaker of the House, no data on when she was elected to office, breaking ground as the first woman to be elected an MP, and as for which constituency made that pioneering move; no information at all. One cannot find causes she championed, what changes she made if any at the government level or what legislation she oversaw as the second woman to be Speaker of the Legislative Council. Thankfully there are newspaper articles which tell us where she came from and her achievements in her latter years. Also a surprise; there was no issued condolences on Dr. Rosie’s passing from her PNP Party and no issued condolences on her passing to media by the Premier of the country or the House of Assembly. We found the thoughts of Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, which were well expressed, on his Facebook page. Related Items:Dr. Rosita Butterfield, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2015 – The International Monetary Fund has advised the Financial Services Commission to keep an eye on one local bank, saying they are dissatisfied with how that bank has issued loans in the past. The IMF report said “weak governance in one large bank is an important vulnerability, so the FSC should remain vigilant.”The information emerges from a report by the IMF while in country this past April, and while the caution sounds foreboding the IMF reassures residents that there is no threat to depositors’ funds.It is just one of the many recommendations in 46 page report by the IMF where it is also suggested that the Government, “consider providing financial support to policy holders of the recently failed life insurer in order to protect the credibility of life insurance for long-term savings.”Over 2,600 policy holders held accounts with British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, BAFSL when the company was liquidated earlier this year. The Premier had promised help, but insurers received only pennies on the dollar after the liquidation and decades of saving with the company. FSC secures membership world organization Nigueal Streete to take reigns of FSC with Higgins departure NEMA predicts Hurricane Irma will hit Bahamas and TCI on Thursday Related Items:bafsl, financial services commission, International Monetary Fund, liquidation, warning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Providenciales, TCI, June 30, 2016 – A 21 year old will spend the next 21 months of his life in jail for striking someone in the face with brass knuckles. Turks and Caicos is now inundated with these horrible court results where young men are being tossed into prison for committing crimes that are not only taking lives, maiming lives but damaging their own lives.Conrad Thomas Jr not only caused tremendous pain to his victim, but now, say Police that person has a dislocated jaw and a speech impediment. Conrad Thomas Jr was on Tuesday found guilty of the crime which happened in March 2015.