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Pooja Bhatt, Actor/Filmmaker & Co-Owner of Delhi Hoopers said, “Delhi Hoopers has consistently delivered exceptional performances in the entire season of 3BL. They have been raising the bar with every single match with their talent and skills. I’m certain our players are going to make India proud at Mexico City Masters, Hyderabad Masters and eventually the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals in Beijing as well.” Team Delhi Hoopers is co-owned by Pooja Bhatt and Boxo Singh Sports Worldwide Pvt. Ltd.Advertisement AdvertisementJust a day to go for the final round of the inaugural season of 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) in Mumbai, Delhi 3BL have qualified to participate in two tournaments in FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters– the Mexico City Masters and Hyderabad Masters on 8th – 9th September 2018 and 22nd – 23rd September 2018 respectively.Delhi 3BL have already represented India at an international platform in 3×3 basketball for the first time at the Utsunomiya Masters in July 2018 and emerged ninth in the ranking charts. The current leader in 3BL score charts, they stand a chance to qualify for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals in Beijing, China in October 2018. This will be the landmark moment in history of basketball in India. It will mark the first time, an Indian 3×3 team has reached the finals of the prestigious FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final to compete against the best teams in the world.3BL is just a day away from the ending of the inaugural season; post the sixth and final round in Mumbai on 25th and 26th August 2018. Team Delhi have consistently led the rankings chart by winning all the rounds apart from the fourth round, which Bangalore Machas took away. Ahmedabad Wingers, Bangalore Machas, Hyderabad Ballers and Mumbai Hustlers have also shown strong performances in each of the rounds in Delhi, Aizawl, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore so far.Extensive efforts have been made by 3BL towards grassroots development of the sport, with Indian basketball players being selected in the league and playing alongside international 3×3 superstars, matches being organised in high engagement places like malls and coaching clinics for young students in each of the cities. The response from athletes and audiences has been excellent as 3×3 basketball is the ideal blend of sports and entertainment.Speaking about the qualification, Rohit Bakshi, League Commissioner, 3BL, said, “Delhi Hoopers have made history and set a benchmark for Indian 3×3 basketball players. Their participation in FIBA WORLD TOUR Mexico City Masters and Hyderabad Masters will give them a chance to compete against the best players in the world and possibly qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals this year. I strongly believe they have the potential to end up as one of the best 3×3 teams in the world.”
Chandigarh, Jun 25 (PTI) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said its youth manifesto will be released by the partys national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Amritsar on July 3.AAP leader and Delhi Dialogue Commission Chairperson Ashish Khetan said besides releasing the manifesto, Kejriwal will also hold a meeting with “different sections of the society” during his three-day visit to Punjab.It will be the partys first manifesto ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab. It will also release manifestoes on issues related to farmers, Dalits, women and other sections of the society.With the party giving importance to the youth who account for more than 30 per cent of the states population, Khetan said to prepare the draft manifesto, members of the partys Punjab Dialogue Committee visited schools, colleges, dispensaries and industries among other places.After talking to teachers, industrialists and other shareholders, it was finalised, he said, adding that youngsters in large numbers took part in the process with the hope that only AAP can change Punjabs current scenario.Punjab Dialogue Committee chairperson Kanwar Sandhu claimed a huge number of state government posts were lying vacant in various departments.”There are schools running without teachers and around half of the posts in ITIs are vacant. Sports teachers posts in schools are not filled which has led to the sports culture of the state being destroyed,” he said.The manifesto has been prepared with “extra diligence” after holding seven dialogues with the youth, said Sandhu, adding that the dialogues were held at Mohali, Sangrur, Patiala, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Malerkotla and Raikot.advertisementA total of 1,610 suggestions were received in writing. Another 340 suggestions were received through e-mail and the team interacted with 6,000 people on social networking websites, said Sandhu. PTI CHS RC ZMN DBS
In the U.S., we are currently watching the biggest (and most heavily covered) campaign for a promotion—the one to become the next President of the United States. Regardless of who gets the promotion from candidate to President-elect come November, the electoral process parallels the process, and questions, you should asking yourself if you’re being offered, or looking to ask, for a promotion.Question #1: Should I always accept a promotion? Answer: Generally speaking, yes – but the caveat is to determine whether the offer is really a promotion or simply increased responsibility dressed up as a promotion (i.e., no additional value to you). Be deliberate in responding to the promotion offer. In other words, before you say, ‘Yes,’ perform due diligence through a conversation with the person who is offering you the promotion and/or those with whom you will be collaborating.[Related: 9 Work Habits That Could Be Killing Your Chances For A Promotion]Question #2. How do I evaluate a promotion opportunity?Answer: Ask good questions, including a written description of the expectations and challenges that you will be facing when you hit the ground running. If you sense that the promotion is not really the direction you sought your career to go, but that leadership has you pegged for bigger and better things down the line, ferret out what this means. Is this a transitional opportunity leading to something bigger and better later? Or, is it simply a dead end?If it’s transitional, you should continue the discussion, diving in for more detail. Don’t be afraid to ask for timelines, what the next step would potentially look like and how the current step would help set the stage for what is next. Also make sure to focus on the expanded responsibilities associated with the interim step — ask, “Would you be learning as much from this as the company would be gaining from it?”[Related: 5 Ways to Negotiate What You Want For Your Career]Question #3: How can I ask for a promotion? Is asking taboo or cocky?Answer: Months (even a year or more) before you are going to ask for the promotion, begin tracking your achievements and results so you can prepare a business case for your promotion. Also, look ahead at the opportunity or opportunities that attract you and match your experiences and accomplishments with the pain points of the target position/division/manager/leader associated with that role. In other words, create a promotion plan to present to your boss.Conversations around promotions are unique and should be treated as such. Give yourself the time and space to think about what you are looking for, what your needs are and how you can prove that you are worth the additional investment your company would be making in you. The time you’ve spent working for your company will speak for itself, so long as you’ve mastered the elevator pitch that triggers memories of all the work you’ve done on their behalf. Practice, research and develop a strategy and you’ll be on your way.DISCOVER: Search High-Paying Jobs Hiring Now!
Business Analyst is one of those hot positions that seem to be popping up everywhere — but the title is vague enough that it can be hard to tell what they actually do.At their core, Business Analysts use data to improve processes. Regardless of the industry, they gather, examine, and synthesize information to understand patterns and trends. Using this evidence-based data, they’ll suggest new ways to manage and optimize processes — in other words, make sure programs are functioning at a higher level. They often challenge the status quo to save resources like time or money to improve profits, increase productivity, and promote efficiency. Want to learn more about what it means to be a Business Analyst? Read on below to discover the skills needed, challenges faced, and opportunities available for this rapidly growing role.What Skills Do Business Analysts Need?Successful Business Analysts have strong time management skills, are quick to identify and solve problems, and have an analytical mind. They must also have strong verbal and written communication skills. To be very successful in this type of role, both communication and appreciation of data are needed. It also helps to be diplomatic and maintain good cross-functional relationships, and to be highly organized with an appreciation for documentation.Business Analysts are also talented at discovering trends and applying evidence-based data. They know the business-critical questions to ask, and record the responses. Data is then organized or categorized to meet a business objective, and then organizations use it to gain a competitive advantage and deliver added value.[Related: 5 Jobs Trends to Watch in 2017]What Challenges Do Business Analysts Encounter?If there’s one common problem any Business Analyst can expect to come head-to-head with in their career, it’s learning how to successfully implement change. Given that Business Analysts are often building and implementing brand-new processes and systems, this skill is critical for a highly successful Business Analyst. But let’s face it: Embracing change and motivating employees to adapt to new processes isn’t always a strong suit of organizations.However, a persuasive, high-performing Business Analyst will have what it takes to communicate the need for change to anyone in the organization. They’ll state their case so strongly that all stakeholders will align in agreement with the need for the change, and motivate their teams to adapt and adopt the new way.[Related: Game-Changing Skills To Include On Your Resume (Hint: Not Microsoft Office!)]Which Fields Do Business Analysts Work in?Every field or industry uses analytics to optimize their operating business to plan and scale for success. Many of the leading industries hiring Business Analysts at an accelerated rate include Information Security, Government, Healthcare, Computer Systems, Finances, or even for specific budgets within these fields. Think you might have what it takes to become a Business Analyst? Check out these open positions, hiring now!
Juventus are prepared to sell Alex Sandro this summer to Chelsea.However, they will demand a record fee for the fullback.It emerged last night that Chelsea had struck personal terms with the Brazil international, who is keen to move to London.And Gazzetta dello Sport says Juve, having earlier intimated zero willingness to sell, are now having a rethink.The Bianconeri are convinced they can rake in a staggering €60 million from Chelsea in order to sell Sandro.And the Serie A champs have identified Nice left-back Dalbert Henrique as a replacement.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez remains confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying next season.Despite the persistent doubts, Perez told local radio he was convinced Ronaldo would remain.”Cristiano has a contract with Madrid,” he began. “What we know is that a colleague has said that he is angry and this was published in A Bola.”I have not talked to him, I do not give it importance, the only thing to do is wait and talk after the Confederations Cup.”I think Cristiano is going to continue, I’ve talked to (agent Jorge) Mendes about him. At the moment there is no need to worry about what is due.”Perez continued: “He has never done anything to demand we improve the contract, he has been performing for eight years and he has had an exemplary behavior in every way.”
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ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 20, 2011June 20, 2017By: Anrudh K. Jain, Ph.D., Distinguished Scholar, Population Council, New YorkClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Vapari Bai’s death (Human Rights Watch, January 10, 2011) due to eclampsia in Barwani district hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India highlights the need of reducing unnecessary delays in reaching the appropriate health facility equipped to offer comprehensive emergency obstetric care (EmOC) services through an effective referral system, between communities and facilities without these services with those facilities equipped to offer these services. Investigation of maternal deaths, while important, may have an unwarranted side effect of providers refusing care to those who really need it.It is well known that 15% to 20% of pregnant women experience life threatening complications (e.g. hemorrhage, sepsis, eclampsia, and obstructed labor) around the process of childbirth (pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum). However, these complications cannot be predicted well in advance, but they are the ones which require timely and appropriate care. What to do when these complications start to appear? Finding an appropriate solution has been a major challenge in efforts to reduce maternal mortality in developing countries.The Government of India is implementing a very ambitious program of conditional cash transfer—the Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY)—to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by promoting institutional deliveries. The district level surveys indicate an increase in institutional deliveries from 41% to 54% between 2002/04 DLHS-2 and 2007/09 DLHS-3. However, the statistical analysis of these data published in The Lancet failed to establish any effect of JSY on MMR.A rise in institutional deliveries is likely to decrease MMR if women experiencing complications around childbirth are shifted from home to institutions with comprehensive EmOC, and if the case-fatality ratio (CFR) among women with complicated deliveries at these facilities decreases. However, CFR among women with complicated deliveries at health facilities, as highlighted by the death of Vapri Bai, may be increasing for two reasons. First, women experiencing complications during childbirth may also be experiencing additional delays in reaching the appropriate institution because they are first taken to health facilities which do not have comprehensive EmOC. Second, those reaching a facility with comprehensive EmOC services may not be getting appropriate care because of the increased workload due to JSY.It is essential to increase the number of facilities offering comprehensive EMoC and to improve quality of care by training providers at these facilities to offer timely care to women with complications. In the meantime, it is essential to clearly identify and label facilities in a district/state equipped to offer comprehensive EmOC. In addition, providers at other facilities (CHCs, PHCs and even district hospitals) without comprehensive EmOC and providers in communities (ASHAs, TBAs, and Dais) must be trained to identify women experiencing complications and refer them directly to the facility equipped to provide comprehensive EmOC. Linking facilities without comprehensive EmOC to those with comprehensive EmOC through ambulances and other transport facilities would also help. Vapari Bai would, perhaps, still be alive if the family had the information to take her directly to the medical college hospital in Indore instead of first going to the district hospital and wasting valuable time and resources.Share this:
Posted on December 4, 2014August 10, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The maternal health community has been hard at work the last two weeks with several key events and exciting accomplishments.UN passes historic resolution on ending child marriage – November 21In the 69th session of the General Assembly, 116 member states supported a historic resolution on ending child marriage. “The resolution marks the first time that UN member states have agreed upon substantive recommendations for the steps that countries, international organisations and others must take to address the problem. It also situates child marriage firmly within the post-2015 development agenda, recognising the need for a target to end child, early and forced marriage to be included in the final framework,” said Heather B. Hamilton, Global Coordinator of Girls No Brides.(girlsnotbrides.org) Collaborative commitments are critical since 15 million girls aged under 18 are married globally each year, cutting short their childhood and education and threatening their security.‘Delhi Declaration’ – November 25-26A new roadmap for adolescents and youth was presented at the 11th International Inter-ministerial Conference on Population and Development. Through this landmark statement, the Dehli Declaration calls for laws, entitlements, policies, and an enabling environment for decreasing violence against women and girls; ending gender inequality and discrimination; and ensuring reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health services. Recognizing the key role of boys and men, the importance of male engagement is a key aspect in commitments made by member states.Launch of “African Health Stats” Site – November 26At the 4th Annual CARMMA (Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa) awareness-raising week, partners launched the website “African Health Stats.” The website presents data for African countries with a easy to use and interpret design. Check out the site to create column, timeline, scatterplot, and map visualizations of a myriad of indicators. The site also allows you to easily compare indicators across countries.Global Consultation Launch for the Global Financing Facility – November 26The Global Financing Facility (GFF), announced in September 2014, is a new funding mechanism to support not only the acceleration needed to achieve MDG 4 and 5, but also a more long-term vision through 2030 to end preventable maternal and child deaths. Now, partners are asking for a global consultation on the GFF before it is finalized. Check out the new consultation hub to learn more about the global financing facility, take a survey, find a guide for hosting a consultation, submit results from a consultation, and utilize social media tools to spread the word.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Next Tuesday, September 26, we kick off this season’s Freelancers U series with a seminar on networking. Brush up your skills with Liz Lynch, of the Center for Networking Excellence, before we begin our networking events this fall. Registration costs $25 for members, and closes on Monday.
Echoing Green funds social entrepreneurs and their organizations (such as Freelancers Union). They’ve just announced that they’re agressively expanding their program, and are now adding 20 new fellows a year.Since one of our eligible membership sectors is nonprofits, we thought some of your pursuits might fit the bill. (Echoing Green has a quiz to help you figure out whether you should apply.) Good luck! P.S. Yes, their name is derived from the poem by William Blake.
Yesterday marked the launch of our ad campaigns in Philadelphia, Austin, L.A., Atlanta, & Miami. So if you’re visiting our website for the first time after seeing one of these nifty sleeves on your coffee cup, welcome! (For those of you who haven’t seen it up-close, the coffee sleeve says: “If you’re a freeleancer trying to decide which vital organ to sell so you can afford health insurance, we can help.” The excellently styled photo at left was staged with a mock-up sleeve in our Brooklyn office, so the real deal is a bit less flimsy.) Our favorite items in the new campaign may just be the bar coasters, which read, “Call us before you get sloshed and agree to marry someone for health insurance.” As we like to say, you should marry for love, not health insurance.
The New York Times recently covered a big step in the future of health care reform: A mental health parity law was passed in the economic bailout bill signed by President Bush on Friday, October 3rd. Health insurance companies, currently able to refuse covering treatment for a wide range of serious mental illnesses by claiming it not to be of medical necessity, will be required to offer equal coverage for both mental and physical illnesses. The law is designed to take effect by 2010.
Freelancers Union is the largest union for independent workers in the country, with over 350,000 members.We’re not-your-typical nonprofit, and we look for not-your-typical employees. We’re collaborative, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas.Freelancers Union is looking for a talented and experienced freelance illustrator to design and illustrate images for our blog, social media content, and web content.The ideal candidate will be able to develop compelling illustrations to drive member engagement and effectively convey the Freelancers Union brand and style. You must have a portfolio with professional or project experience in illustration, proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and we’d prefer experience with creating infographics and GIFs.Telecommuting is okay!Please email email@example.com with a brief cover letter, resume, and portfolio.We can’t wait to hear from you!
Maharashtra Cricket Association president Abhay Apte has promised India Today that strict action will be taken against anyone found guilty of tampering with the Pune pitch ahead of the second ODI between India and New Zealand which will be played in a few hours time.MCA president Abhay Apte spoke to India Today right after the sting operation was conducted on curator Pandurang Salgaonkar in which he agreed to make the wicket according to their demands”We will look into the matter. Rest assured, if anyone found guilty, strict action will be taken,” Apte said while on his way to the stadium.However, after the story picked up, further inquiry was done and Apte confirmed that he was suspended.”Pandurang Salgaoncar has been put under suspension with immediate effect and all his work has been withdrawn, including his basic membership of the MCA,” Apte said.India Today reporters disguised as bookies unearthed a massive scandal this morning in which they caught the MCA pitch curator allowing people to tamper with the pitch on the eve of the second ODI.The reporters asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and iff it can be done to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.Salgaonkar also said that it is going to be a 337-340 wicket either way. He also assured on camera that a score as big as 337 will be chaseable.Salgaonkar even allowed our reporters to inspect the pitch in person, clearly violating the laws as set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).advertisementRemember the pitch in question here is the same one which was rated ‘poor’ by the ICC after the India-Australia first Test match which was played in February this year.Australia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.India are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first match by 6 wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Teenager Shaheen Afridi starred for Pakistan in their six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. Shaheen’s return of 3/20 did not allow the New Zealand batsmen to get going as Pakistan took control of the match.With the win, Pakistan did not only win the three-T20I series, with one match remaining, they also registered their 11th straight T20I series win since the run started in 2016. Pakistan’s magnificent run in T20I cricket starting with a 1-0 win against England two years ago.It were the bowlers who once again did the job as Pakistan restricted New Zealand to a total of 153/7. Babar Azam once again came out as the highest run-scorer in the chase as Pakistan chased the total with two balls to spare.Pakistan had won the first T20I by a close margin to just two runs and in that match as well, Hasan Ali had starred with three wickets alongside Mohammad Hafeez’s 45 off 36 deliveries.Pakistan are the No.1 side in the world In T20Is according to ICC rankings and recently sweeped a three-match series against Australia as well.On Friday, New Zealand got off to a good start as their opener Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips (5) put up a 50-run partnership before the latter fell to Shaheen and became his first victim of the night.Munro (44) could not stick around for too long and followed his opening partnership into the pavilion in the very next over.advertisementCaptain Kane Williamson (37) did try to hold one side of the thread for some time but saw Colin de Grandhomme (4) and Ross Taylor (3) fall at the other end of the crease.New Zealand: 76/3 (12 ov). Live Updates: https://t.co/PFohE9sOW6 #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/bKC4d8cCo3PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 2, 2018After the dismissal of Taylor, Williamson and Corey Anderson did strike a good partnership of 42 runs but Williamson fell to Shaheen’s delivery.After that, Tim Seifert (11) and Tim Southee (0) got dismissed quickly as New Zealand could not put up a big target for Pakistan to chase.Apart from Shaheen, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez accounted for a wicket each.Pakistan’s chase began in a similar manner as their opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam got off with a 40-run partnership before Zaman (24) was caught out by the Kiwi skipper off Adam Milne delivery. Babar Azam was the highest run-scorer for Pakistan vs New Zealand in second T20I. (@TheRealPCB Photo)Azam and Asif Ali then stuck around and added 56 runs for the second wickets before Azam (40) fell to the experienced Southee.Asif (38), Hafeez (34 not out), Shoaib Malik (10) all contributed before captain Sarfraz Ahmed (0 not out) stood at the other end of the crease and saw Hafeez take Pakistan to victory.For New Zealand, Milne picked two wickets while Southee and Munro picked one wicket apiece.
Suspended India all-rounder Hardik Pandya was on Saturday spotted at the Mumbai airport along with his elder brother Krunal.Hardik is back home in India after being suspended and called back from the tour of Australia following his sexist comments against women on the TV show Koffee with Karan.He had appeared on the show with teammates KL Rahul, who was also suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), pending an inquiry. Both players missed the three-ODI series against Australia, which India won on Friday night, and are also set to miss out on the limited-overs series in New Zealand later this month. Hardik Pandya’s father had said his son was not taking calls and avoiding leaving the house since returning home (Yogen Shah Photo)Hardik’s father had earlier stated that his son is keeping a low profile and not leaving the house and has even stopped taking calls after returning to India.Himanshu, Hardik’s father, also said that his son was very disappointed with the comments that he made on Karan Johar’s talk show but added that the family has not brought the topic up at home: “We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him. We are waiting for the BCCI’s decision.” Hardik didn’t pose for the pictures but just walked past the paparazzi at the Mumbai airport (Yogen Shah Photo)Indian cricket administrators recalled all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul from a tour of Australia and charged them with misconduct and indiscipline after remarks condemned on social media as sexist, racist and misogynist.advertisementA committee of administrators (COA) that is running Indian cricket this week asked the top court to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the case and punish the cricketers if they were found to have brought disrepute to the game.The court will provide directions on the next steps at its hearing next week, a cricket official said.However, the fact that the court put off a hearing on the matter until next week, prolonging the players’ uncertainty, fuelled criticism that they were being judged too harshly.”People make mistakes, let’s not go too far here. I am sure, .. whoever has done it will realise and come out a better person,” former Indian Test captain Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying.The show went viral, prompting such fury on social media that some demanded a life ban, while others called for the cricketers’ lucrative contracts for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be torn up.Hardik has already lost an endorsement contract with Gillette while Mumbai’s Khar Gymkhana, a reputed sports club, has also revoked his honorary three-year membership.”Our 4000 member strong social media handle has received a lot of outcry against Hardik Pandya and his comments. They, particularly the women members wanted the club to take some action and be pro active. So in our managing committee meeting, we decided to revoke the three year membership we had given him last October,” Gaurav Kapadia, Khar Gymkhana Gen Secretary told India Today.Khar Gymkhana has awarded honarary club membership to reputed sportsmen from Sachin Tendulkar, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal amongst others in the past.Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Hardik, Rahul suspended for Koffee with Karan controversy: What lies ahead for the two?Also Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology to BCCI’s show cause notice
Game: UT-San Antonio (1-1) vs. Oklahoma State (1-1)Locale: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OKTV: FSN 6 CSTWhat to knowBack in 2011, the UTSA Roadrunners played their first game as an official collegiate football team. In the time it took for Brandon Weeden to win the Fiesta Bowl, get drafted to the NFL, be mercifully booted out of Cleveland, and land in Dallas, this program has gone from starting existence as an FCS independent to being a competitive member of Conference USA in the FBS.That’s quite an achievement.Granted, it seems like a lot longer if you go by Justin Blackmon’s timeline. He managed to pack a lot more living into the past three years.I actually remember when UTSA started their program because I made the easy joke about how the SEC was already trying to schedule them even before they held their first practice. The truth is, however, that plenty of teams were ready to schedule the team that’s only been in existence for during the administration of one US President. But those same teams aren’t quite as excited about games against the Roadrunners now.Larry Coker, who has ties to seemingly every college football program, has turned UTSA into a bonafide Cinderella. And here you thought turning Ken Dorsey into college football royalty was the biggest miracle anyone could pull off.Speaking of miracles, Willis McGahee is able to walk after a horrendous knee injury that Coker had front row seats for. That means, however, that he wasn’t able to hear in real time the reactions of Dan Fouts and Keith Jackson. If you’re not familiar with one of the greatest calls in football history, do yourself a favor and check it out on YouTube. I’ll just wait here.[1. Ed. note: Do not check this out on YouTube. Please, I beg you.]To kill time, how about Kyle’s latest scandal: Headlinepocalypse? Crazy how his headline about JW Walsh generated so much hate while other sites ran similar headlines with no blow back. For example:Daily Oklahoman: Here’s Why JW Walsh Being Out For The Season Isn’t As Interesting As Anything OU Is Doing’ Sports Illustrated: How JW Walsh’s Injury Reveals Mass Corruption At OSU ESPN: Why We’re Glad JW Walsh Got Hurt Instead Of An SEC Quaterback Upworthy: JW Walsh Is Out For The Season And A Blogger Kid Is Happy, The Reason Why Will Put You In TearsOh hey. Did you watch that clip? Jackson’s simply adding “Yup” is why he’s a Hall of Famer.Roadrunners To KnowTucker Carter, senior QB. Coming into this season, 100 percent of Carter’s touchdown passes in D1 football had come against OSU. Clearly, he gets up for games against the Cowboys. Both of his names could also be either first or last names, which seems to suggest that he’s indecisive. Should be a big day for the O-State secondary.David Glasco II, senior RB. He led the team in rushing last season but tallied less than 500 yards. This season he’s in a similar predicament leading the team with 116 yards rushing through 2 contests at a robust 3.1 yards per carry. He’s also managed only 15 receptions in his 3+ years as the starting tailback. Well, maybe you didn’t really need to know David.Nic Johnston, senior safety. Leads the team in tackles and isn’t the combo guard who played for Arizona last season. His name was Nick Johnson. The more you know.Why UTSA Might WinThis isn’t a high powered offense, nor is it a high powered defense so if you look only at the numbers, you might think this will be another cakewalk for the Pokes.So why should this team make the opposition nervous? For one, they have the one thing that OSU is lacking: experience. Well, football experience. The boys in orange may have some life experiences that have really taught them some valuable lessons. How should I know?Combine that experience with Larry Coker’s tutelage and you get a team that generally doesn’t beat itself. Mainly because that’s practically impossible by the rules of football. I guess you could rack up a bunch of safeties.But UTSA will almost certainly not do that. They also likely won’t turn the ball over or commit costly penalties. That means they could be hanging around late in the ball game when one big play here or there could be decisive.Why OSU Might WinBecause they possess the potential to be spectacular where UTSA is decidedly unspectacular. Regardless of who is taking snaps for OSU, it’s going to be next to impossible to hold the offense under 30 points, as evidenced by the long string of opponents who have failed to do just that. I’m not as convinced that the Roadrunner offense can keep pace.I’m excited to see how Daxx Garman is improved in his second game action in the last five years. Uh, not that I wanted to see JW get hurt. Long live JW! Please no hateful tweets.As poorly as everyone thought the Cowboys played last week, they did improve in two big areas from the opener against the champs. They didn’t turn the ball over and they didn’t commit crushing penalties.As UTSA is showing, mastering those two areas keeps you in games when you’re outclasses otherwise. And, mastering those two areas when your talent stacks up with your opponents leads to seasons like 2011.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. 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!
Liam Miller Man Utd & Celtic send messages of support to Liam Miller amid reports he’s battling cancer Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:48 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Manchester United Celtic Premier League Premiership The former Republic of Ireland international signed for the Red Devils back in 2004, while he has also represented the likes of Sunderland and QPR Manchester United and Celtic have sent messages of support to Liam Miller after reports emerged that the midfielder is battling cancer.The 36-year-old spent two years at Old Trafford having been signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2004, playing 22 games in all competitions for the Red Devils.The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/CV2zT3xL6y— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 13, 2017He also played for the likes of Celtic, Sunderland, Leeds and QPR before a spell in Australia that saw him represent Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City over a three-year period. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Miller then joined League of Ireland outfit Cork City in 2015 before making the move to America to play for third-tier North Carolina-based side Wilmington Hammerheads in February 2016.Sad to hear that my old team mate Liam Miller is battling cancer, my thoughts are with him and his family and I hope he can beat this and pull through.— Alex Bruce (@AlexBruce84) November 12, 2017Such sad news about my old Room mate Liam Miller, Pray to God he pulls through this battle with Cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.— Noel Hunt (@Noelhunt20) November 12, 2017Very sad news about one of my old teammates Liam Miller, thinking of him and his family at this very difficult time.— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) November 12, 2017All my thoughts and love with Liam Miller and his family— Darren O’Dea (@odea_darren) November 12, 2017All thoughts and prayers go out to my old teammate Liam Miller tonight— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 13, 2017He’s not. He starts chemo tomorrow and is fighting hard really can’t go into any more detail than that out of respect for him and family. Praying he can get better. https://t.co/RLxfZ0wmAy— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) November 12, 2017Tweets sent by the ex-Republic of Ireland international’s former clubs and team-mates suggest that he is battling a serious illness, with Tam McManus, Alex Bruce and Noel Hunt having mentioned cancer in their messages. His former Hibs team-mate McManus also claimed that he is undergoing chemotherapy. He tweeted: “Awful news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through. Was in the USA for treatment this month and [flies] back tomorrow to start chemo here. He’s still fighting it. Will say a prayer for him tonight.”Manchester United and Celtic offered their thoughts to the player and his family, while the likes of Ian Harte, Darren O’Dea and Chris Sutton also expressed their concern and passed on their support.