QB Josh Jackson joins Virginia Tech exodus feeling ‘disrespected’

first_imgVirginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson is the latest player to plan a potential departure from the Hokies, citing “disrespect” as a main reason for his decision to move on from the program.”After much thought, consideration and discussion with my family, we think it’d be best for me to pursue my academic and football career elsewhere,” Jackson wrote on Twitter, in part. Thank you Virginia Tech. pic.twitter.com/1BUBc7kQpI— Josh Jackson (@joshiejack17) January 24, 2019Jackson felt disrespected after he was knocked out of his starting position due to injury and was asked to compete for the starting quarterback job again this spring, according to The Roanoke Times, which cited unidentified sources. He suffered a broken leg while playing against Old Dominion on Sept. 22 and missed the rest of the season after starting three games.Jackson, Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback for all of 2017, threw for 3,566 yards as a Hokie with 25 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He was 11-5 as a starter. Related News Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell discusses transfer to Miami In addition to Jackson, running back Deshawn McClease also announced his intentions to transfer, joining two other teammates who announced their decision to explore other options earlier this week. McClease, who rushed for 433 yards on 96 attempts with two touchdowns in 2018, wrote on Twitter, in part, “After discussing with my family, we believe that it is best for me to transfer to another university following graduation this spring. I am very eager to continue my football journey and further my education.”center_img Texas QB Shane Buechele to transfer after May graduation, report says Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente acknowledged the wave of players with intentions of potentially transferring and issued a statement Wednesday.“Our coaching staff remains firmly committed to developing a winning culture at Virginia Tech where our student-athletes can learn, grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives,” Fuente said in the statement, via The Roanoke Times. “As head coach I certainly understand when young men desire to explore their options by entering themselves in the NCAA’s transfer portal.“Our evaluation of all aspects of our football program is constant and ongoing. In my postseason one-on-one meetings with our student-athletes I asked for their input on what we can do better as a coaching staff and how I can better serve them as their head coach. I appreciate their feedback, as well as their willingness and desire to do whatever it takes to help us improve individually and collectively in 2019.”last_img read more

Giants DFA Mac Williamson, call up “Yaz”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Mike Yastrzemski’s initial call after he learned he was being called up to the major leagues for the first time in his career was to his wife, Paige. One of the ensuing calls, naturally, was to his Hall of Fame grandfather.“It was nice to be able to tell him on the phone,” the grandson said Saturday of his brief conversation with Carl Yastrzemski, the Red Sox legend who still lives in Boston, “so it was cool.”Yastrzemski was called up from Triple-A Sacramento and started for …last_img

SA, Ghana to fast-track cooperation

first_img28 June 2013 South Africa and Ghana are committed to fast-tracking the implementation of an economic and technical co-operation agreement signed in 2011, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe told a business seminar in Accra on Thursday. Thabethe is leading a delegation of South African businesspeople on a trade and investment mission to Ghana. “Relations between South Africa and Ghana have matured over the years, and the increase in bilateral trade from US$32-million in 2008 to $60.9-million is indicative of this maturity,” Thabethe said. “As much as relations have matured, I believe there exists further potential to increase trade, particularly in value-added products between our two countries and the region,” Thabethe said. “With the recent discovery of oil, I would urge Ghana to take advantage of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone for the servicing of oil and gas rigs and for broader upstream exploration.” Thabethe also announced that South Africa would be taking a National Pavilion to the Ghana International Trade Fair in 2014. Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry Haruna Idrissu, also addressing Thursday’s seminar, expressed Ghana’s commitment to deepening economic trade with South Africa. “It is my belief that we present to you the most conducive conditions to conducting business in Ghana. Our constitution is against expropriation, and we are assuring you of significant openness to trading. “We welcome South African entities that want to invest in any sector, and are prepared to assist all value-adding projects. Entities looking to invest in Ghana on private-public partnerships will be incentivised, particularly those in the agro-processing sector,” Idrissu said. South Africa’s high commissioner in Ghana, Jeanette Ndhlovu, said the time for resolutions and declarations was now over. “We now have to move for concrete action,” she said. The mission was due to continue on Friday with business-to-business meetings between South African and Ghanaian companies, as well as site visits to industry related projects Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Akhilesh’s verse attack

first_imgSamajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav went lyrical on Wednesday to slam the Adityanath government for renaming Uttar Pradesh cities, saying the developmental works in the State have come to a halt due to it. “Band pade hain saare kaam, bikhra pada sab samaan; tarakki ke ruke hain raste, badal rahe hain bus naam,” (All works have stopped, materials lie scattered; paths of development stand blocked, only names are being changed),” tweeted Mr. Yadav, tagging a few photographs of stalled works. This came on a day when the SP faced another ‘poetic’ attack from its own Minister, Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party. “Diwali me Ali basey, Ram basey Ramzan, Aisa hona chahiye apna Hindustan,” (India’s ethos should be just like that of Diwali, which has Ali in it and Ramzan, which has Ram),” tweeted Rajbhar Wednesday, highlighting the futility of changing names.last_img read more

Jordan ranks Kobe ahead of LeBron: ‘Five rings beat three’

first_imgFormer NBA star Michael Jordan. AP FILE PHOTOMichael Jordan finally weighed in on the longstanding Kobe Bryant and LeBron James debate.During his Flight Camp in California, Jordan did not hesitate in replying “No” when asked if he would rank James over Bryant in the greatest basketball players of all time list.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan, who is widely-considered as the best player in the history of hoops, offered a simple explanation to his answer.“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No,” Jordan told campers as captured by Bay Area Sports HQ.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There’s something about 5 that beats 3,” he said. “Now [LeBron] may be mad at me now, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”The 32-year-old James, arguably, has been the best player for nearly the past decade. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games So far, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has three NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards, four regular season MVPs among his growing list of accomplishments.Bryant, who retired after his 20th season all with the Los Angeles Lakers, has embraced heir apparent tag to Jordan. He finished third in the NBA all-time scoring list with 33,643 points and was also known for being one of the most clutch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

NextDecade Looks to Build LNG Terminal at Port of Cork

first_imgzoom LNG development company NextDecade has signed an agreement to investigate the development of a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and LNG import terminal at Ireland’s Port of Cork.Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the potential development at the Port of Cork would receive LNG from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas.NextDecade believes the Port of Cork facility could support imports of up to 3 mtpa from RGLNG.“The MOU commits the parties to undertake exclusive negotiations to develop the LNG import project,” NextDecade said. The development would provide “competitively priced energy solutions” to Ireland and its regional partners under long-term contracts.In late 2016, NextDecade agreed with FSRU provider FLEX LNG for the joint development of a full value chain infrastructure solution utilizing FSRU and dockside regasification import technology. FLEX LNG will be supporting the company to provide a fully integrated regas import solution for the proposed LNG terminal at the Port of Cork.The company is in discussions with European energy companies to enter into long-term purchase contracts for delivery of LNG at the Port of Cork.Additionally, NextDecade will manage shipping from its proposed RGLNG export facility at the Port of Brownsville in South Texas to the Port of Cork.last_img read more

United reportedly agreed on first transfer for the summer

first_imgManchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Lazio for the first newcomer to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian is set to be the Red Devils’ first signing in the summer transfer window as the Premier League side has agreed with the Serie A team to acquire him for the hefty fee of 80 million pounds, according to the Hard Tackle.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Savic has become a well-known and often mentioned name in Europe ever since he arrived at Lazio from Genk back in 2015. He played a key role for his team in the last two campaigns as he has exhibited excellent defensive skills as well as an incredible passing ability, thus making him a perfect midfielder.Milinkovic-Savic has been able to score 13 goals and provide the assists for 9 others in a total of 46 appearances across all tournaments Lazio are participating – which explains the interest in him coming from all around Europe.last_img read more

Allardyce Benitez Ashley must resolve differences for Newcastles sake

first_imgFormer Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce fears that his old side will be relegated unless Rafael Benitez and Mike Ashley resolve their disputeThe Magpies are winless and joint bottom of the Premier League table with just two points from eight games.Manager Benitez has grown increasingly frustrated with Newcastle owner Ashley’s lack of support in the transfer market.But Allardyce, who was fired by Ashley in January 2008, believes that Benitez must succeed regardless of the resources at Newcastle.“If you’re going to be successful, harmony at the top’s very important – communication and pulling in the right direction,” said Allardyce told PA Sport, via ITV.“Whether that’s happening with Rafa and Mike, I’m not privy to that information, but certainly, from my point of view as a manager, the relationship between the owners and you as a manager is critical.“(A club) can succeed but you have to put your differences to one side, both the owner and you, as the manager, and work together to get on with the job.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Whether you like each other or not doesn’t particularly matter; as long as you do the business and the best for the football club.“I was there for seven months and never really had a relationship with Mike – he wasn’t the type. He wanted other people to run the club and he wanted to come along and enjoy the ride. I don’t know whether that’s changed or not.“Because (in the transfer market Benitez is) limited, as we all find ourselves with whatever club we’re at, we try and use our tactics and the players we’ve got to the best of our ability.“The Newcastle fans give (Ashley) a lot of stick, but he is the owner of the football club and he has put his money in.“Whether that’s enough or not he decides how much money he wants to give the club and it’s up to you as the manager to try and spend that as wisely as you can.“Only time will tell if Rafa has. He certainly did last year; he finished very, very strongly. This year’s a difficult start but maybe again they’ll come through. New players again – we all have to settle players in very quickly, and that’s very demanding as a manager.”Newcastle will next face Brighton in the Premier League on October 20.last_img read more

Alaska House Votes For Full Dividend This Year

first_imgAlaskans haven’t had a full dividend check since 2015, when nearly every resident pocketed $2,072. The last two years, the check has been cut in about half as the state has eyed potential use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to help cover state costs amid a budget deficit. Dividends come from fund earnings. The measure now moves to the Senate, where leaders have been lukewarm to funding a full check. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Monday voted to pay out a full Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year, but residents shouldn’t start thinking about how they’ll spend the big check just yet.center_img Lawmakers who supported the full dividend said Alaskans shouldn’t be the only ones pitching in. Those who opposed the concept saw it as fiscally reckless.last_img read more

Detmers Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

first_imgThe Cardinals are back in action on Thursday for the start of a three-game series against Florida State to wrap up the regular season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Throughout the 2019 season, Detmers has etched his name throughout the Louisville record book becoming the 13th player to reach 10 wins in a season and currently sitting fifth on the single season strikeout chart. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Continuing his year-long run of accolades, Louisville baseball starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist by USA Baseball on Wednesday. Fans will have the ability to vote on the finalists at GoldenSpikesAward.com rom May 15-26. Selections made by the voting body of 200 members will carry a 95% weight of each athlete’s total, while fan votes will account for the remaining 5%. Fans are allowed to vote up to 25 times per day. Presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the 42nd Golden Spikes Award winner will be announced on June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The finalists will then be announced on Wednesday, May 29. Detmers is one of 25 semifinalists and the only player from the ACC. The sophomore is the 12th player in program history to be a semifinalist and the first since Drew Ellis and Brendan McKay in 2017. McKay won the Golden Spikes Award that season. Detmers has been at the forefront of the Louisville pitching staff that leads the ACC in ERA, WHIP, strikeout-to-walk ratio, shutouts and hits allowed per nine innings. Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists Story Links Detmers drew the opening day start for the Cardinals this season and has been among the best pitchers in the country. The lefthander enters the final series of the regular season at 10-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 127 strikeouts, leading the ACC in all three categories. Golden Spikes Award Fan Voting Name, Class, Position, School, ConferenceHunter Bishop, Jr., OF, Arizona St., Pac-12JJ Bleday, Jr., OF, Vanderbilt, SECIsaiah Campbell, RS-Jr., P, Arkansas, SECReid Detmers, So., P, Louisville, ACCJohn Doxakis, Jr., P, Texas A&M, SECRyan Garcia, Jr., P, UCLA, Pac-12Nick Gonzales, So., IF, New Mexico St., WACEmerson Hancock, So., P, Georgia, SECKody Hoese, Jr., IF, Tulane, AACJosh Jung, Jr., IF, Texas Tech, Big 12George Kirby, Jr., P, Elon, CAAAsa Lacy, So., P, Texas A&M, SECJake Mangum, Sr., OF, Mississippi St., SECAlek Manoah, Jr., P, West Virginia, Big 12Austin Martin, So., IF, Vanderbilt, SECJackson Rutledge, So., P, San Jacinto, Region XIVAdley Rutschman, Jr., C, Oregon St., Pac-12T.J. Sikkema, Jr., P, Missouri, SECEthan Small, RS-Jr., P, Mississippi St., SECNoah Song, Sr., P, Navy, PatriotBryson Stott, Jr., IF, UNLV, MWCZack Thompson, Jr., P, Kentucky, SECSpencer Torkelson, So., IF, Arizona St., Pac-12Andrew Vaughn, Jr., IF, California, Pac-12Bobby Witt Jr., HS-Sr., IF, Colleyville-Heritage High School Print Friendly Version Following a dominant start to the season, Detmers was named the Midseason National Pitcher of the Year by Perfect Game and Midseason Top Pitcher by D1Baseball. The Chatham, Illinois, native seven starts with double digit strikeouts and has allowed one hit or fewer on four occasions, including taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Brown and James Madison.last_img read more