Cotton Bowl superlatives

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSILongest game: This one. It felt like the longest game I’ve ever watched. Maybe it was because the B1G refs kept checking in with the guys upstairs to make sure the forward pass was, in fact, a legal move reviewed 39 plays or maybe it was because James Franklin thought the yardage markers were Mizzou receivers but my gosh, it was like a baseball game!Uni Heisman: One final time for No. 4. I might have to retire this superlative for future seasons, it’s unfit for mere mortals.Uni Groza: It’s quirky but I love that Shaun Lewis wears his jersey like he’s playing for FSU in 1993. Somebody get that man Warrick Dunn’s backflap thing and let’s call it a career.Most questionable bowl setup decision: Look, I get that that cardboard signage around the perimeter of the field probably brought in more money than 95% of the guys on either team will make professionally but can we maybe think about moving it back a few feet next year?I don’t need Clint Chelf severing an ACL while trying to hurdle a Carl’s Jr. sign.Best tribute (non-Katniss division): It was super nice of the OSU band to give this shout to my two-week-old son. In Dallas, no less! h/t Kayla McGinty on the photoIMG_3323Weirdest lookalike:Train lead singer looks like FSN’s Jim Knox. Or maybe it’s the other way around.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) January 4, 2014Logo that needs a refresher: How about the “STATE” in our endzone above? I could go for that to be either updated out of the Les Miles era (it’s not on any of our football uniforms anymore) or thrown back to the 1980s.Most gruesome injury: Brandon Garrett’s hangy leg was just about as horrendous as it gets. Here’s a look if you haven’t eaten breakfast yet.His leg is not going the right way. My gosh – pic.twitter.com/INdznY9mUe— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) January 4, 2014Photo of the game: This was amazing. Clint Chelf! #okstate pic.twitter.com/zkUqRUDgj0— Mike Strain (@mikestrain) January 4, 2014Pregame video quote OSU would like to have back: “We can score at will.”Best play: The Tracy Moore fingertip catch was outstanding, and he had seven for 100 yards. Maybe his best performance since the 1945 Cotton Bowl..White guy narrative: I’m pretty sure Charles Davis said that Caleb Lavey “uses his mind” to get interceptions right after Lavey dropped a pick at the end of the game. Or maybe he’s just a really good, athletic college football player?“Wait, is this thing on” moment of the game: Only Dez, man, only Dez.Worst marketing: It almost feels like nobody knew this game was happening. Maybe that’s a “me watching too much ESPN” problem but my gosh, can we at least acknowledge that two top 15 teams played each other in prime time?Worst marketing II: Are 34,400 American Idol commercials in four hours supposed to convince me to watch the show or not watch the show?“It wasn’t the defense’s best performance” stat: This one…Over last 6 games of regular season, OSU opponents were 3-55 when converting 3rd and 7 or longer. Missouri has converted three 3rd-and-10s.— Jimmie Tramel (@JimmieTramel) January 4, 2014Mizzou ended up 6/18 on third downs.Biggest flag: But not bigger than all the ones in the Fiesta Bowl put together!Picture overload but obligatory Press Box view from Jerry’s World. #Okstate #Mizzou #cottonbowl pic.twitter.com/TKGFG0Jeen— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) January 4, 2014“Um, is he going to die on live television” moment of the game: This is still amazing to me. Did they boil the water or something? Why did he react like he was getting tased?Story that’s not a story but should be: Justin Gilbert finished this season with seven picks (one shy of the single-season OSU record) and yet teams kept throwing at him. What does that tell you about Kevin Peterson?Player I was surprised by: Look, DGB is great, a monster. But he’s not as thick as I thought he might be. He’s like what Calvin Johnson would look like if you deflated him. That’ll play in college but if he wants to be a star in the NFL, he needs to get bigger.Call that genuinely made my night: We got one final Kyle Stanley!I know the ending wasn’t ideal but I’m not going to lie, this year was a lot of fun. It was disconcerting at times to have such an elite defense and my faith in our offense never really took root but from Gundy’s Silly Pete hoodie to the SI madness to Kyle Stanley, the imprint was left.I’m not sure anything will ever touch 2011 for me but for a team that trudged off the field in Morgantown 100 days(ish) ago, we had a pretty great stretch of games and moments to end 2013 and kick off 2014.And now we get Marcus Smart trying to slay KU Part II. It’s a pretty good time to be a Cowboy.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. 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College Spun Media Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Staff Writer

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209We are expanding!College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over three million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time writer to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. We’re looking for candidates who are obsessed with both entrepreneurship and college sports. Ideal candidates will also have relevant experience in digital media. As an employee of College Spun, you will help dictate the site’s editorial direction.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be a great writer who can spot an interesting story and have the personality to tell it in an entertaining way.You must be well-versed in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc).You must be able to edit and manage other writers; team players only.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume and two writing samples.last_img read more

Education Ministry Launches New eLibrary Project

first_img“This is another way of extending the libraries beyond brick and mortar structures and literally bringing the library from the schools. We are becoming more and more a digital society, using mobile phones, tablets and other devices to obtain information,” he added.The Minister said that the digital libraries will improve efficiencies, reduce costs and complement the Government’s Tablets in Schools Programme.“eLibrary is the way to go, and we are using technology to reduce the cost for the delivery of services. The world is changing rapidly and we have to adapt to it,” he said.The Minister also thanked representative from La Sierra University, Patrina Jamieson, a Jamaican, who worked on taking the project from the university to Jamaica.For her part, Ms. Jamieson said she decided to advocate for the eLibrary project to be taken to Jamaica, so that her team could make a positive contribution to the development of Jamaica’s youth.“eLibrary is a global initiative to address Sustainable Goal #4 for quality education. The eLibrary uses, basically, micro compression technology to bring thousands of curated curriculum-based content to communities around the world,” she said.Ms. Jamieson also noted that the eLibrary is being provided to the schools and students at no charge, and aims to reach youth who have problems with numeracy and literacy skills.She is a former student of Tarrant High School in Kingston, which was recently part of a pilot stage of the project.During his testimonial, Principal of Tarrant High School, Major Paul Hall, said the administrators have seen an improvement in students’ performance in the subject of Mathematics after using the software.“The students are also more familiar with the sciences, and I can’t get them to leave the devices alone. Every day they want to explore the sciences. Our students now can learn research skills, which are very important, and what I love about this awesome device, is that without Internet, anywhere you are, you are able to access it through your phone,” he said. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in partnership with La Sierra University in California, has launched a new eLibrary project, aimed at transforming the way school libraries are structured, with digital platforms that users can access from their personal devices, both on and off campuses.The ceremony was held on Tuesday (January 15), at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.At the launch, the software was shared with administrators for the various regions of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, who will be sharing it with schools in upcoming weeks.The project will enable students to access thousands of current textbooks and more than 100 instructional videos, by plugging in a free preloaded flash drive into their computers and uploading the software.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who spoke at the launch, said this new project complements the implementation of the National Standards Curriculum and provides access to learning resources that satisfy standards of quality.“Traditionally, libraries offer support at every stage of a person’s life, where we go to study, write and research. Today, with the rapidly expanding range of digital activities, there are greater options for libraries to engage new and existing users. The electronic library system enables teachers and students in schools to gain access to multimedia resources in library services directly from their schools at any time,” Senator Reid explained.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, speaks at the launch of the eLibrary Project, on Tuesday (January 15) at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in partnership with La Sierra University in California, has launched a new eLibrary project, aimed at transforming the way school libraries are structured, with digital platforms that users can access from their personal devices, both on and off campuses.center_img At the launch, the software was shared with administrators for the various regions of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, who will be sharing it with schools in upcoming weeks. The ceremony was held on Tuesday (January 15), at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.last_img read more

Orange is the new white Unique amber wine creates buzz

first_imgBURDETT, N.Y. – The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.The colour comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that mirrors the way red wines are made. Lighter than reds and earthier than whites, orange wines have created a buzz in trendier quarters. And winemakers reviving the ancient practice like how the “skin-fermented” wines introduce more complex flavours to the bottle.“Pretty outgoing characteristics. Very spicy, peppery. A lot of tea flavours, too, come through,” winemaker Vinny Aliperti said, taking a break from harvest duties at Atwater Estate Vineyards on Seneca Lake. “They’re more thoughtful wines. They’re more meditative.”Atwater is among a few wineries encircling these glacier-carved lakes that have added orange to their mix of whites and reds. The practice dates back thousands of years, when winemakers in the Caucasus, a region located at the border of Europe and Asia, would ferment wine in buried clay jars. It has been revitalized in recent decades by vintners in Italy, California and elsewhere looking to connect wine to its roots or to conjure new tastes from the grapes. Or both. Clay jars are optional.Aliperti has been experimenting with skin fermenting for years, first by blending a bit into traditional chardonnays to change up the flavour and more recently with full-on orange wines. This fall, he fermented Vignoles grapes with their skins in a stainless steel vat for a couple of weeks before pressing and then aging them in oak barrels.Orange wines account for “far less than 1 per cent” of what is handled by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the nation’s largest distributor with about a quarter of the market, according to Eric Hemer, senior vice-president and corporate director of wine education.Hemer expects orange wines to remain a niche variety due to small-scale production, higher retail prices — up to $200 for a premium bottle — and the nature of the wine.“It’s not a wine that’s going to appeal to the novice consumer or the mainstream wine drinker,” Hemer said. “It really takes a little bit more of, I think, a sophisticated palate.”The wines have caught on in recent years among connoisseurs who like the depth of flavours, sommeliers who can regale customers with tales of ancient techniques and drinkers looking for something different. Christopher Nicolson, managing winemaker at Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn, said the wines hit their “crest of hipness” a couple of years ago, though they remain popular.“I think they’re viewed by these younger drinkers as, ‘Oh, this is something new and fresh. And they’re breaking the rules of these Van Dyke-wearing, monocled … fusty old wine appreciators,’” Nicolson said.It’s not for everyone. The rich flavours can come at the expense of the light, fruity feel that some white wine drinkers crave. And first-time drinkers can be thrown by seeing an orange chardonnay in their glasses.“Actually I wasn’t sure because of the colour, but it has a really nice flavour,” said Debbie Morris, of Chandler, Arizona, who tried a sip recently at Atwater’s tasting room. “I’m not a chardonnay person normally, but I would drink this.”last_img read more

From placement agency seven children rescued

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as seven children were rescued from a placement agency in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri on Tuesday. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) said that the rescue was the result of continuous surveillance on the agency. According to DCPCR, two girls, aged around 14, were rescued by Madhya Pradesh state commission in 2018 from Indore. The minors claimed that they were forced into child labour by a Delhi based placement agency. Later, the Madhya Pradesh state commission informed DCPCR. “After receiving the information we kept continuous surveillance on the agency,” said Roop Sudesh Vimal, member DCPCR. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsTo take action against the agency, Roop Sudesh Vimal on March 5 wrote to Delhi Police mentioning that the girls were working at a doctor’s house. “Therefore you are directed to take appropriate action and submit the detailed action taken report,” claimed the letter accessed by the Millennium Post newspaper. On Tuesday, DCPCR with Delhi Police reached the placement agency and rescued five girls aged (8-14) and two boys (aged 10-12) mostly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”They were kept in two rooms. We have also seized several registers containing details of other children,” said Roop adding that they are verifying the license of the placement agency. DCPCR official further informed that before placing the minors, the agency used to give them health kits containing soaps and other items. “We suspect that in the register, the ages of children were changed. We have recovered several phones too,” said an official. He further said that the human trafficking angle is also being probed. NGO Mission Mukti Foundation helped the commission in the rescue operation. Delhi Police is further investigating the case.last_img read more

V-C, senior officials leave JU campus after 25-hr gherao

first_imgKolkata: After remaining gheraoed for more than 25 hours, Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das and senior administrative officials of the university left the campus late on Tuesday night.The students were agitating, demanding immediate closure of the Centre for Disability Studies in the varsity, alleging misappropriation of funds on the part of those involved in running the Centre since Monday evening. They had earlier placed this demand at the Executive Council (EC) meeting. “The way they have pressed for their demand is undemocratic. I have nothing more to say. I am very tired,” Das said. The university authorities have faced a similar situation five times in the last few months. On February 19, when the students agitated demanding students’ union election, Das was allegedly heckled by a section of students and was hospitalised. He had just joined the university then. Pro vice-chancellor Pradip Ghosh, who also left the campus late on Tuesday night after being gheroaed, said that the authorities have formed a multi-member committee to review activities of all 40 centres under the varsity and also the various schools in it. But the students were bent upon immediate closure of the centre and encroached in front of Aurobindo Bhavan, the administrative building of the varsity. Manojit Mandal, coordinator of the centre and an EC member, said that the project over which a section of students are agitating is translation of an authentic biography of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to English. “It has been approved by the university and classes have begun with four students just a week ago. Not an iota of Rs 25 lakh that has been allocated for the project by the state government, has been spent. So how can they allege misappropriation?” Mandal questioned. Meanwhile, the agitating students said that they have lifted their gherao but will continue to press for their demand.last_img read more

Artificial intelligence helping matrimony sites suggest match for life partner

first_imgNew Delhi: Searching for a life partner on matrimony sites has become hi-tech now, as the marriage portals are taking the help of artificial intelligence to find and recommend a life partner for their users. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is helping the users on matrimony sites to find a match not only based on their preferences but also by observing and understanding user’s behaviour and suggesting real-time appropriate profiles. “AI algorithm knows more about what you are looking for than you might yourself! This helps us find the best matches for our users – not just by searching according to preferences but by observing user behaviour and suggesting similar matches,” Shaadi.com Chief Technical Officer Siddharth Sharma told PTI. Consenting to it, Meenakshi Variankaval, Head (Data Sciences Lab) at Matrimony.com, which owns BharatMatrimony, said AI is helping the matrimony services to understand the diversity and several other factors for matchmaking. “Definitely AI and machine learning help to match better. The diversity and the numerous factors that come to play during matchmaking — ranging from personal interests, education, language, career, family, lifestyle to horoscopes is what makes it interesting for AI to understand behaviour, history and more to match,” she added. According to Variankaval, Matrimony.com employs data-driven techniques, which offer suggestions on a real-time basis and recommend appropriate profiles to its members, thereby enhancing their experience and helping them find a match based on their preferences. “We have also deepened behaviour-based personalisation,” Variankaval added. According to Sharma, machine learning is used from day one when a user registers and helps through his or her journey. On being asked whether it has led to any positive impact on the number of users, Sharma said: “Yes, the moment we started using machine learning, it improved the engagement on our platform significantly.” Matrimony site Banihal co-founder and CEO Ishdeep Sawhney said, “Artificial intelligence is better technology in solving problem compared to an individual or marriage broker trying to take all this information and finding the right answer,” Sawhney added. According to him, “Banihal has been doing matchmaking using the artificial intelligence engine Rae for the past 2 years. We have been successful with making the right introductions through this platform so that our customers do not need to search for profiles and take the time to talk and meet people to complete their search. On being asked whether AI system would replace the traditional questionnaire format to gather the information at the time of opening a user’s account, Sharma said :”To a large part but not completely” “For example, from the name, one can surmise the community and language preferences. One can make educated guesses by observing their likes and dislikes and start to build a picture of what kind of matches, they are looking for. “However, matchmaking often requires precise information such as date of birth, education, occupation and income which is not something that can be surmised. So yes, while AI can help make the questionnaire much shorter, it cannot eliminate it entirely,” said Sharma.last_img read more

‘Unsatisfactory response’: Govt extends last date of filling up top posts in CVC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has extended last date of filling up the top posts in the anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) by more than a fortnight to May 22 after it got unsatisfactory response from eligible candidates, officials said Wednesday.The Personnel Ministry had in March-end started the process of filling up the posts of Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner. The last date for sending application to the ministry was May 1, which has now been extended to May 22, the ministry said in an order. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIncumbent Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin demit office in June after completing their tenure. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) consists of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners. Former chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar is the other Vigilance Commissioner. “There has not been encouraging response to the government’s notice seeking the application. Some candidates have also raised some query related to the formalities that need to be completed as part of the selection process. Keeping all this and a few other factors in mind, it has been decided to extend the last date of sending the applications,” a senior government official said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThose interested were asked to write a 300-word write-up to indicate their suitability for the post and send application to the Personnel Ministry, according to the order. They (Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner) shall hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he/she enters upon his/her office or till he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, it said. “All the applicants should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant field,” the ministry’s order said. A Central Vigilance Commissioner or Vigilance Commissioner is appointed from persons who have been or are in an all India services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) or in any civil service of the Union or in a civil post having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy making and administration including police administration among others, the ministry said.last_img read more

2 killed as truck rams into car on Yamuna Expressway

first_imgGreater Noida: In yet another tragic road accident at Yamuna Expressway, two women aged 32 and 14 years were killed after a speeding truck rammed into their SUV car from behind in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Yamuna Expressway.Cops said that the other three passengers of the car, including two minor kids, sustained injuries and they have been admitted to the hospital. The truck driver was also severely injured and he has been kept under Intense Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to police, the incident occurred around 1:30 am on Friday. Among the victims, Beena (32) and her niece Rekha (14) have died while her husband Bhagwan Singh (40) and two kids Pragyan (4)and Tanvi (6) were injured in the incident. The truck driver was identified as Pappu (38) who was also critically injured. Ashok Venkatesh, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Station House Officer of Rabupura police station said that the family was travelling from Alvar district in Rajasthan towards Delhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Six members of a family were travelling in a XUV 500 car towards Delhi when a speeding truck, ferrying Mangoes from Andhra Pradesh to Azadpur market in Delhi, rammed into their car from behind and later overturned on the car after losing control. All the occupants of the car including the truck driver were critically injured and police acted on an information conveyed by a passerby. Highway patrolling police along with a team from Rabupura police station rushed to the spot while cutters were used to pull out victims from the mangled car. The victims were rushed to Kailash hospital where Beena and Rekha were declared brought dead while other have been admitted to the hospital. The bodies of deceased have been handed over to the family after getting the post mortem done,” said Venkatesh. “Prima Facie it appears that the truck driver might have dozed off and he failed to notice the vehicle. The truck was also loaded which made the driver lose his control and it overturned and collapsed on the car,” added Venkatesh. Meanwhile police have lodged a case into the matter. “Based on the complaint filed from one of victim’s family an FIR under sections 304 A (death by negligence), 279 (Rash Driving), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered while further investigations are underway,” the officer said. Rajesh Meena, injured Bhagwan Singh’s brother, told Millennium Post that the family was returning from a marriage that happened on May 7. “My elder brother Bhagwan Singh, who works at MCD in New Delhi was returning from a marriage of a close relative. They had left Alwar around 8 pm on Thursday while the incident occurred around 1:30 am,” said Rajesh.last_img read more