Why Did Oklahoma State Keep Switching Quarterbacks at Texas?

first_img“I think (Rudolph’s) demeanor was very good,” said Walsh. “He handled it awesome. He screwed up and he knows he did. I think for a minute he wanted to be down on himself, and the maturity took over. He told the defense, ‘My bad, help me out.’ He talked to the receivers and the rest of the offense and told them that we’ve got to keep going. Very proud of the way he handled it.” I have a lot of questions after OSU’s win over Texas on Saturday. Chief among them is why in the world OSU was switching out its QBs at the end of the game.Mike Gundy didn’t give a great answer.“(We were) trying to manage a little bit of the running game,” Gundy said. “Trying to mix up some of the looks. … We kind of had our hands tied a little bit there trying to find the best matchup. Those calls at that time were on me. That was just a choice, based on how our defense was playing.”OK.What about Mike Yurcich?“The hope was to find ways to run the football. J’s an answer for us. Schematically, he does a great job for us. It’s a supplement. When you’re not moving the ball as you hoped to, changing gears is the way to go.”Except that everybody knows Walsh is going to run it. That’s fine when you’re inside Texas’ 5-yard-line. It’s a bigger issue when you need to move the ball 30-40 yards to score in the fourth quarter on the road in a big game (OSU gained one non-penalized yard on the final two drives).Still, there doesn’t seem to be a controversy. Rudolph is the guy.“He knows he needs to play better,” Yurcich said. “He’s very capable of doing that. Really, it was just a few plays that seemed to us as coaches that are rare for him to make.”“Today was his seventh game, so he’s running out of it being early in his career,” Mike Gundy added. “He needs to pick it up a little bit. But this is the best team he’s played this year. This team has speed. They’ve got size. They’ve got strength. I’m not trying to say that they’re something that maybe the public doesn’t think they are, but they’re still a talented team. It is early in his career, but he needs to play better. Period.”J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph actually seemed pretty cool with everything. Rudolph, knowing he was humbled in a monster moment, added what you want to see from QB1.“We’ve done that a little bit up to this point and I’m trying to win and trying to be the best player I can be for Oklahoma State,” Rudolph said. “Whoever that’s going to be, if we’re going to switch out, we’re just happy to get the win.”Let’s just not do it like that again.center_img 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!last_img read more

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Warren Gatland departs Wales warning of backward slide after World Cup defeat

first_imgThe Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Support The Guardian Read more Rugby union Warren Gatland Gatland’s New Zealand opposite number, Steve Hansen, left on a winning note and said he expected the All Blacks to continue to be a force in the game, although he warned reporters: “I have promised that I will not be talking about what they are doing and what they should be doing. If anyone rings to ask me, it won’t be a very good conversation.”Hansen was asked whether he welcomed Gatland’s return to New Zealand, but gave an equivocal reply, saying: “He has done a wonderful job with Wales, but I am not sure how it will work in New Zealand because he is only spending a year with the Chiefs and doing the Lions after that. There does not seem to be a lot of continuity, but I am sure they will work their way through that.”• This article was amended on 4 November 2019. The 2021 Lions tour is to South Africa, not New Zealand as stated in an earlier version. Rugby World Cup Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Wales rugby union teamcenter_img Warren Gatland’s 124th match in charge of Wales ended in defeat against his native New Zealand, but he finished his 12 years considerably in credit and said he would be heartbroken if the gains made since he took over, at a time when they were 10th in the world rankings, are squandered in the coming seasons.Gatland, who is taking charge of the Chiefs in New Zealand next year before having a sabbatical to prepare for the 2021 Lions tour to South Africa, will be back in Cardiff at the end of the month. He will be coaching the Barbarians against Wales who will be under his successor as head coach, Wayne Pivac, for the first time. “I hope they continue to build on what we have achieved in the last 12 years,” he said after Wales’s defeat by New Zealand in the bronze medal match meant they finished fourth in the tournament for the second time since he took over. “It would break my heart if Wales went back into the doldrums.“I will miss the energy of the players, who are a great bunch of men to work with. Everywhere we have been in Japan the reaction of how they have conducted themselves has been incredibly positive. It was disappointing to lose my last match but it was clear that the five-day turnaround after the semi-final and the loss of four players took a toll.“I just hope that Wales continue to be competitive against the top nations. It has been good for Stephen Jones [Pivac’s attack coach] to be here and see how we do things. The opportunity for the next group is to come in and improve on what we have created. I am looking forward to the Barbarians game because it will give me an opportunity to say thank you to the Welsh public and show how much I have enjoyed my time there.” Share via Email news Share on Twitter New Zealand swat Wales aside to win Rugby World Cup bronze final Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Rugby World Cup 2019last_img read more

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Windburn Breakers: Dealing with the Effects of Cold Air To Your Face

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 1—Turo Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15$30 / 3.4 fl. oz.at store.turoskin.com2—Jack Black Lip Balm$7.50 / .25 fl. oz.at getjackblack.com3—Elite Therapeutics Elite Premier Cream$65 / 4 fl. oz.at elitetherapeutics.com4—Holocuren Miracle Lips$16.99 / .33 fl. oz.at holocuren.com How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker center_img Dry, red and flakey works really well for, say, Old Bay Seasoning. Not so much for the skin on your face. Too bad those are the primary dermatologic side effects to spending a prolonged amount time out in the blustery tundra of wintertime. You know it as windburn, though it’s not so much a burn as it is the flaying of the upper most layer of your skin. Whether you’re hitting the slopes (we’re just hitting the beginning of the crux of ski season) or just happen to spend a lot of time outdoors, the combo of low humidity and icy temperatures will do everything in their power to sap the natural oils from your face. The immediate effects might mimic glowing rosy cheeks (which actually may have some pro-pheromonal effects on the ladies according to a recent study in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology) but long term, nature’s doing its best to make sure you trod along your given course of life, aka, she’s aging you. Not so good for your pheromones.Prevention: Before going outside, be sure to slather on a powerful moisturizer. Turo Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15 has anti-aging elements built in and has been formulated specifically to fight environmental damage, including cutting chills. And don’t forget your lips. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 is made to fight windburn and comes in some guy-friendly flavors (in particular the new Shea Butter and Black Tea options) Also, note—just because it’s cool out, your skin is not impervious to the sun’s omnipresent UVA/UVB rays, so yes, you still need an SPF.Treatment: The problem is not the same as sunburn, so leave the aloe alone. You’re better off going with a paraben-free, artificial fragrance-free cream. Epicuren has a cream with colostrum that’s good at taking care of the red and replenishing nutrients. The same Turbo Skin you didn’t use in the first place will also do the trick. For hands and the rest go with The Elite Premier Cream from Elite Therapeutics. It is formulated with anti-inflammatory and red erasing ingredients from the sea and infused with nourishing African Mongongo oil. Actually, the cream was just picked up at the famed Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, which at 6200 feet and surrounded by skiing, is a location accustomed to dealing with windburn. The same Jack Black you should have used in the first place will do a good job at turning back the clock, but you can also try the medicated assistance of Miracle Lips, which, as a bonus, also help curb the duration of cold sores—yet a different dry, red and flakey problem that can end up burning you in the end. Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicistlast_img read more

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Where to Eat and Shop at Atlanta’s Amazing Ponce City Market

first_img Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is a shining example of urban renewal. With a mere 2 million square feet to renovate, this once vacant mass is humming again with quality restaurants, local and national anchors, as well as slick urban living spaces.For someone like me who grew up in Atlanta, seeing the formerly derelict Sears, Roebuck & Co. building restored to glory is a source of pride. Both of my parents used to get dressed to the nines to shop there in the 50s and it is even the location several years later where my father was dropped off to enlist in the Vietnam War.In my time, it was briefly a satellite office of City Hall, but mostly it was just a huge amazing eyesore of the past with shattered windows, trash-strewn steps, and one very lonely flagpole.Image Courtesy of Theodore Lee/FlickrBuilt in 1926, the vast restored space has no lack of places to go and things to do. You can spend the day perusing the many retail stores, walking the Belt Line, or just hitting up the variety of bars and restaurants. Check out their events page for book signings, pop-up shops and other seasonal events.While there is a lot to take in, here are our top picks:MenswearWhile the main floor has a great selection of big name brands, head upstairs for the more in-the-know local finds.Citizen Supply – While this is more of a market place than a menswear store, there is plenty in here we love from the ATL sweatshirt made with Billiam Jeans to the Edison Bikes and the super sturdy Utility Bag by KMM & Co.Citizen Supply at Ponce City MarketCobbler Union – Looking for sharp looking shoes that don’t cost a fortune? Cobblers Union shoes and boots are all hand crafted in Europe and are direct to the consumer so those fine looking Oxfords are only $395 and not $900 +.Elk Head Clothing – Founded by designer Garret Hilgendorf, the brand is focusing on modern silhouettes with high quality fabrics. Their twill shirts, selvedge denim, and leather accessories aren’t loud, but will stand out from the crowd.The Food HallThink of Pike Place in Seattle and Chelsea Market in New York City; this is not your mall food court.Biltong Bar – This cool new joint features organic, all-natural South African beef jerky, otherwise known as biltong, as well as sandwiches and other South African delicacies (like Frikkadel). There is also a damn good craft cocktail list, local brews and a full wine list.H&F Burger – This burger is a direct descendant of the original that debuted at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and was a cult favorite at Holeman & Finch Public House in Buckhead. Their fries, shakes and floats all call for elastic waistbands.Hop’s Chicken at Ponce City MarketHops Chicken – People may sing the praises of Chic-fil-A, but it is still fast food and who knows where those chickens are raised. Over at Hops they use all natural Georgia chickens and their chicken sandwich and chicken biscuits are pretty damn hard to beat.The Mercury – Located above the food hall, this full service restaurant harks back to the Mad Men days of heavy cocktails and classic American fare, from a classic wedge to a 16 ounce Prime NY Strip. Julian Goglia handles the bar and it is constantly voted best bar in town.last_img read more

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Seanergy Maritime Buys Capesize Duo

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. confirmed that it has purchased two secondhand Capesize bulk carriers, each with a cargo-carrying capacity of around 180,000 dwt.Built at South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in 2010, the vessels were bought for a price of USD 20.75 million each.The company said that the new bulkers are expected to be delivered between mid-November 2016 and early January 2017, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.Seanergy Maritime expects to fund the gross purchase price by secured loans from financial institutions and financing arrangements with its sponsor.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the ships in question are the ER Bayern and ER Bavaria, which feature a length of 292 meters and a width of 45 meters.The vessels are a part of Hamburg-based ship management company E.R. Schiffahrt’s fleet of 20 bulk carriers which have a total carrying capacity of 2.2 million dwt.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Nova Scotia Liberals block attempt to have bureaucrats discuss web breach

first_imgHALIFAX – Liberals on the Nova Scotia legislature’s public accounts committee have again blocked attempts to have officials from the Internal Services Department appear to discuss what the government maintains was a breach of the province’s freedom of information web portal.Progressive Conservative committee member Tim Houston moved a motion Wednesday to have senior bureaucrats appear before the committee, but was voted down by the Liberal majority.It was the third time the Tories have tried to get witnesses to appear on the issue.Liberal member Gordon Wilson says it’s important the province’s auditor general Michael Pickup conclude his investigation of the matter before any potential examination by the committee.But Houston says there’s nothing preventing the committee from hearing testimony and he believes the Liberal government simply doesn’t want to talk about the state of security around its computer systems in public.A 19-year-old man was arrested after a dramatic raid on his family’s home on April 11, after it was alleged he downloaded 7,000 documents from the public website, but police dropped the case earlier this month saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.”Both the Opposition Tories and NDP say the onus has shifted to the government to take responsibility for what the auditor general has warned were lax security measures around the portal.The web portal is still not back in operation after being taken down six weeks ago.last_img read more

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BC herring fishery ends for another season controversy over catch continues

first_imgDirk Meissner, The Canadian Press VICTORIA — Commercial fishing boats on the B.C. coast have returned to their home ports after a successful spring herring roe fishery in the Strait of Georgia off Vancouver Island, but opponents of the catch are already gearing up for next season.The threat of overfishing and the impact a herring population collapse could have on British Columbia’s marine ecosystem, particularly chinook salmon and southern resident killer whales, has conservation, environmental and some Indigenous groups demanding an indefinite suspension of the fishery.“It’s just a matter of time before the Strait of Georgia herring collapses and all those boats are forced to wait at the dock,” said Ian McAllister, executive director of Pacific Wild, which called for the suspension of the roe herring fishery this year.“If you left that 20,000 tons of herring in the water it could be the catalyst to rebuild stocks to allow chinook salmon to recover, to allow the starving southern resident killer whales to have enough food.”But Department of Fisheries and Oceans scientists say the herring population in the Strait of Georgia is the healthiest it’s been in almost 70 years, which is the major reason it approved a roe fishery this year.“I’m looking at a time series that goes back to 1950,” said Neil Davis, the department’s resource management director. “They’re as high as they’ve been in that whole time series.”Herring roe is a sushi delicacy in Japan, but the tiny silver fish is also ground into food for farmed salmon and other fish, as well as fertilizer. Herring also feed the marine ecosystem as a diet staple for salmon, seals, sea lions, sea birds and humpback whales.The Fisheries Department heard the concerns of conservation and citizens groups about over fishing of herring and protecting the marine ecosystem, but the scientific data and meetings with industry and local advocates resulted in the decision to open a roe fishery, Davis said.“Other things feed on herring: seals, sea lions, salmon, who in turn are prey for things like killer whales,” said Davis. “That’s one concern we’ve heard from a number of groups. My response to that is that our first job in managing the resource is to make sure we’re managing it in a fashion that’s sustainable and conserves the resource long term.”Commercial roe fisheries on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast, and off the Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert coasts were not held this year due to insufficient stocks.But Fisheries and Oceans projected a spawning biomass in the Strait of Georgia for 2019 of about 138,000 tonnes and set the total allowable catch for commercial fisheries at just under 29,000 tonnes. The total catch to date in the Strait of Georgia roe fishery for both seine and gillnet fishery combined is about 15,800 tonnes, Fisheries said Wednesday.Commercial fisherman Darrel McEachern of Maple Ridge said the season went well for him.“We got ours. We were pleased. DFO does a good job, what else can you say,” he said.McEachern, 72, said he has been fishing herring since 1973 and this spring they were abundant and the roe catch will be profitable. He said he spent about seven days aboard a 17-metre gillnet packer chasing herring in the Strait of Georgia with other members of his family.Grant Scott, president of Conservancy Hornby Island, said he could see the seine boats and gillnetters pulling in herring last month from his home on the island, about 200 kilometres north east of Victoria.Scott said the community celebrates the arrival of the herring with a festival in March, but he views the fishing fleet with concern.“This is the last one of the five or six major spawn areas really from Alaska to Mexico,” he said. “To think they are managing the last one the way they managed the other five, and it all resulted in over-fishing and the eventual collapse, we just find it sad and a tragedy.”He said 75,000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia.Scott said the disappointment of this year’s roe fishery will not deter his group from pushing for changes during the coming federal election campaign and prior to a new herring season.“We’re going to write an alternate, truly ecosystem-based herring management plan that we hope to have put together by scientists that we want to present to the public next year when DFO brings out their herring forecast,” he said.Jaclyn Cleary, head of the Pacific region’s herring stock assessment program for Fisheries and Oceans, said there are differing opinions, even among scientists, about whether there should be a fishery for forage species, such as herring.She said much of the debate she heard this year from people opposed to the herring fishery involved comments about the connections between herring and declining salmon populations.“We know the importance of herring for chinook based on diet studies,” Cleary said. “We also know that adult herring aren’t in the Strait of Georgia year round. If the science were that simple there wouldn’t be a debate. It’s not that simple. We don’t see these clear relationships between chinook biomass and herring biomass in the Strait of Georgia.”Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, said there was no commercial herring fishery on the west coast of Vancouver Island and her Indigenous groups has suggested on ongoing closure for the next three to five years to allow stocks to rebuild.last_img read more

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Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech misinformation

first_imgPARIS — The federal government says it will launch a new digital charter that will dictate how the country will combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference in Canada.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today in Paris during a speech at the VivaTech conference, an international summit that brings together startups and technology leaders.The announcement was short on details, which Trudeau says will be revealed in the coming weeks.Prime Minister of #Canada, @JustinTrudeau, calling for tech leaders and governments, to rally together against online terror.This follows, the #ChristchurchCall that was introduced yesterday at @Elysee.#VivaTech pic.twitter.com/ABpBiQ8GNZ— #VivaTech (@VivaTech) May 16, 2019But the prime minister says he’s confident the proposed framework will restore the faith of citizens while holding platforms accountable.Trudeau met with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier in the day and held a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron.He was set to meet Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales later Thursday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Clash of the smartphones How Samsungs latest Galaxy handset could throw a

The launch of BlackBerry’s new smartphones in the United States later this week, following its debut in several other countries, will put the company in direct competition with hype for a new device from one of its biggest rivals.Samsung is expected to unveil the latest version of its top-selling Galaxy smartphone series on Thursday, just days before the new BlackBerry Z10 becomes available through wireless carriers AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile.[np_storybar title=”BlackBerry Z10 to go on sale in U.S. on March 22″ link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/11/att-confirms-blackberry-z10-to-go-on-sale-in-u-s-on-march-22/”%5DBlackBerry fans in the United States will be able to get their hands on the Canadian smartphone maker’s new Z10 device on March 22 via AT&T Inc., according to a release on the telecom giant’s website.Continue reading . . . [/np_storybar]These close releases could leave smartphone buyers asking themselves, should I go with the new BlackBerry (TSX:BB) or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4?An early 2013 launch had reassured that the BlackBerry Z10 had breathing space before other new phones hit stores later this year, including an expected new iPhone from Apple. But the anticipated clash of the two phones could spell out another challenge for the Waterloo, Ont.-based company, which formerly called itself Research In Motion.Though details of the new Samsung phone won’t be revealed until Thursday during an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York, rumours already suggest it will be slightly larger than its earlier version.Another is that it will feature technology that tracks the user’s eye and automatically scrolls through a website at the same pace as the user reading the page.The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be released sometime this spring.Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. said it would begin presales of the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone on Tuesday, leading up to an official release on March 22. The company said on Monday that the phone will sell for US$199.99 under a two-year contract.Fellow U.S. carrier T-Mobile said it will carry the BlackBerry device for its business customers as early as the end of this week, though it did not provide details on the availability for non-business customers.The phone is already available in the U.S. by Solavei, a smaller no-contract carrier, for about $1,000.The keyboard version of the new BlackBerrys still does not have an official release date in any country.BlackBerry shares gained 14% on Monday.A perceived success in the U.S. smartphone market is seen as crucial for the new BlackBerrys. The U.S. is where Apple’s iPhone is most dominant and where Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 are gaining traction.Last month, Samsung stepped up a campaign aimed directly at the BlackBerry enterprise customers, which are the business clients that have come to rely on the smartphone.The advertising spots, which include one starring movie director Tim Burton, feature employees at a gaming company who deride older BlackBerry models for having a noisy keypad and an outdated camera.Anecdotal evidence for the new BlackBerry sales continue to suggest that demand remains strong across various regions.Jefferies analyst Peter Misek published a note on Monday which said the BlackBerry Z10 continues to sell well, with his retail outlet checks showing that it is sold out in many new markets.“India has been particularly strong,” he wrote.“And we believe AT&T will heavily support the (new BlackBerrys) with it possibly becoming AT&T’s preferred mobile device management partner across all channels.”BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins also has said the BlackBerry Z10 is selling well in various markets, though he hasn’t released any hard data. At a conference in Waterloo last week he pointed out that sales in India were surprisingly strong to the point that the company was running out of stock.“We have shipped into the channels what we thought would be good for five days, and then you would normally replenish those channels,” he said.“And I got an emergency call from my manager from India saying, ’I’m sold out after two days.’ So now we’re scrambling to reload those channels and replenish those channels.”The company’s latest quarterly results are expected to be released on March 28. read more

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