Premium / Supply chain radar: DSV’s Andersen steals limelight from DHL’s Scharwath in air cargo gongs – fair?

first_img“’Andersen’s leadership of DSV through its acquisition of and merger with Panalpina led the readers and editors of Air Cargo World to recognise him as the Air Cargo Executive of the Year for 2019.’ So begins Air Cargo World’s article showcasing this year’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year.” – DSV Panalpina, 4 December.I never thought I would find myself having to comment on the announcement of “Air Cargo Executive of the Year” – I have yet to decide whether … Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 04/12/2019 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Forgotten your password? Please click herelast_img read more

Writer’s Block: Remembering Last Year’s Snow Day

first_img Share RelatedWriter’s Block: Snow Day!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] It was an early Christmas miracle — snow in the Rio Grande Valley! Early last week, local television forecasters began preparing the Valley for an incoming cold front. It would come in at the end of the week, they said, and drop temperatures…December 15, 2017In “Editor’s Column”SPI CHRISTMAS PARADE ROLLS OUT HOLIDAY CHEERBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      With over 60 entries, the annual South Padre Island Christmas Parade delighted onlookers once again, as proud parents, residents and visitors lined the parade route to enjoy the festivities.      Beginning at Mars Street and finishing at the judge’s station located at the Padre…December 13, 2019In “Features”2017 — The Year That WasBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] People tend to become a bit reflective as a year begins to draw to a close, and that’s no exception inside the four walls of the Port Isabel – South Padre Press offices. So, what can I say about 2017? A lot happened…December 29, 2017In “Editor’s Column” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] this very moment, as I sit at my desk typing this week’s column, I’m listening to the dulcet sounds of Bing Crosby as he croons, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.”Feeling festive, and eager to partake in holiday cheer, I’ve been listening to the Classic Christmas station on Spotify most of the week. Silver Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Santa Baby, Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! and a host of other holiday favorites have been filling my ears for the past couple of days.So, it wasn’t a surprise when White Christmas rolled up the queue. But, it was coincidental that it happened at the precise moment when my mind had begun to wander and I’d begun to reminisce about something that happened last December, a very relevant something which happened almost a year ago to the day, as a matter of fact.For it was on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that the entire Rio Grande Valley got an early Christmas present. Snow.From Roma to Raymondville and San Juan to South Padre Island, a layer of white covered the landscape. Forecasters had been talking about the approaching Arctic blast for days. Temperatures would dip below freezing, they said. But, the moisture in the air would fail to coalesce into anything more interesting than frigid, sloppy rain.But, something changed between those first, tentative forecasts and the conditions that actually materialized in the overnight hours between Thursday and Friday. Like a jigsaw puzzle piece snapping into place, just so, all the right variables lined up in all the right ways that night. Instead of sloshy rain, we were treated to snow!Locally, Laguna Vista seemed to have gotten the most snow — and it stuck around a bit longer there, too. As I drove up and down the streets of the small town hoping to take photographs that captured the moment, I saw yards dotted with snowmen.And here and there, our native mesquite trees — known as a drought and heat tolerant species — looked rather majestic with layers of white dusting the tops of their sprawling branches. But, perhaps the oddest juxtaposition were the palms with their fronds laden with the white stuff.I laughed as I traveled down another street and saw a most disgruntled looking bird perched on a telephone wire that stretched across the lane. It was an osprey — a migratory species that likes to call the Valley home during the wintertime because of our usually balmier climate.He looked none too pleased as fat snowflakes landed and stuck on his shoulders. Poor guy probably didn’t get any fishing done that day. But, considering the bay’s normally sparkling turquoise waters had been frothed up into a frigid, chocolatey brown mess by the north wind, I didn’t blame him.As I trekked across the Causeway, that same wind buffeted my small car. The air was crisp, clear and fierce. And it was on the island where the snowfall picked back up again. There, it mixed with the relative warmth of the moisture coming off the Gulf to form thick, fat globs more so than individual snowflakes.Still, the breeze was stiff enough to keep them aloft, and they swirled around me like fuzzy confetti. I may or may not have tried to catch one on my tongue. Sometimes you just have to surrender to your inner childlike sense of wonder.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Morgan has ‘no regrets’ as England go in search of World Cup glory

first_imgEngland captain Eoin Morgan believes the tournament hosts have done everything they possibly could to get themselves ready for a tilt at the World Cup.One-day cricket has long been the poor relation of the international game in England in terms of status.But a humiliating first round exit at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand — with Morgan made captain only shortly before the tournament in place of axed Test skipper Alastair Cook — prompted a major rethink.Now England, bidding to lift the men’s trophy for the first time, head into a tournament starting on May 30 as the world’s number one ranked side in ODI cricket.“Absolutely no regrets, we’re positioned in the best possible place at the moment,” Morgan told reporters at the launch of England’s World Cup kit in London on Tuesday — just hours after they unveiled their 15-man squad for the 50-over showpiece event.Since the 2015 World Cup England have twice set a new record for the highest total in an ODI innings — 444 for three against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2016 and 481 for six against reigning world champions Australia, at the same venue, last year.“Our exceptional days are better than we could have imagined — the world records etc — I could never have seen those at the start of 2015,” said middle-order batsman Morgan.“That expectation has shifted with level of performance.”And the former Ireland international believes England can cope with the increased pressure to deliver a title-winning run.“It’s a huge opportunity, we’re looking to express ourselves and continue to play as we have in the last four years.“The other one is to inspire the next generation of cricketers to come into the game and pick up a ball and a bat, hopefully come out of the tournament worshipping one of the guys in our team.”England wrapped a 4-0 home ODI series win against Pakistan on Sunday and Morgan would rather they were next playing their World Cup opener against South Africa — at The Oval on May 30 — than a warm-up match against reigning world champions Australia in Southampton on Saturday.“We’d like to start playing tomorrow,” said Morgan.“We’ve had some really good preparation against Pakistan, I don’t think could have gone better, chopping and changing. Everyone just wants to get on with the tournament.”As widely forecast, Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer — who only qualified for England in March and has played just three ODIs — edged out left-arm quick David Willey, a mainstay of the team, for a place in the World Cup squad.Explaining Willey’s omission, Morgan said: “It’s simply because over the course of the tournament we need to cover all possible cases with the squad and the fact we have three frontline bowlers (Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett) who all take the new ball affected that decision.”Back-up spinner Joe Denly also missed out, with Morgan saying: “I spoke to Dave and Joe last night and obviously said longer term, with the length of the tournament we are likely to get injuries – they are next in line, no doubt about that.“I still see them playing a part in our World Cup campaign.“It is but a tough decision had to be made and hopefully the right one for the squad.”As for Archer, Morgan said: “Jofra has come in and done exactly what he’s been doing for Sussex and other franchise teams around the world.“I think he’s come on in the games he’s played. If he continues to improve throughout his career, he’s a very exciting prospect.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Major emergency exercise tests Donegal’s reaction

first_imgEmergency services from across Donegal put their teamwork and training to the test today as part of a major emergency exercise which took place in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny. It was organised by the Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management which includes the Principal Response Agencies (PRAs) of Donegal County Council, An Garda Síochána and the HSE (West).The event, which was code-named Exercise Neptune, involved around 100 participants and was based on a rapidly escalating flooding incident in the Finn Valley area with reported casualties and widespread property damage. It was a ‘table-top’ style exercise, i.e. one where team members meet in a workshop-style setting to discuss their roles and their responses to a particular emergency situation. A moderator then guided team members through the discussion using prompts or ‘injects’ as the scenario evolves.The overall objective of the exercise was to strengthen and develop the co-operation and co-ordination arrangements that exist between the PRAs and their partner agencies, namely the Defence Forces, the Irish Coast Guard, the Civil Defence and the Irish Red Cross, when responding to a major emergency brought about as a result of a severe weather event.Exercise Director, Kevin McGarvey, an emergency planning officer with Donegal County Council, said: “We have spent a number of months preparing for this exercise and it provided a valuable opportunity for the Principal Response Agencies and our partner agencies to test our plans, our inter-agency co-ordination and our preparations for a large-scale flood emergency response.“These types of flooding incident are becoming more and more commonplace and carrying out exercises of this nature will make a big difference to the potential outcomes should a real incident occur in County Donegal anytime into the future.” Pictured at the major emergency exercise in the Clanree earlier today are , Back Row L-R, Edel Flynn, Civil Defence Officer, Derek Flanagan, Irish Coast Guard, Michael Harrison, An Garda Síochána, Commandant John Anderson, Defence Forces, Martin McKinney, Irish Red Cross, Edel Quinn, HSE. Front Row, L-R: Kevin McGarvey, Donegal Fire Service, Garry Martin, Donegal County Council, Patrick Keaveny, Emergency Response Officer, HSE.Major emergency exercise tests Donegal’s reaction was last modified: September 27th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Zuma gears for State of Nation address

first_img6 February 2012It’s going to be a busy week for President Jacob Zuma as he prepares for his State of the Nation address, to be presented in Parliament – and broadcast live on radio and television – at 7pm on Thursday.The State of the Nation Address provides the President with a platform to communicate with the joint National Assembly in Parliament – and, as importantly, an opportunity to communicate with the people of South Africa.The speech, which is largely informed by the annual Cabinet Lekgotla in January, takes stock of the previous year’s achievements and charts a common direction for the country for the coming year.The 2012 January Lekgotla also served as a mid-term government review, with the Cabinet assessing progress made on the six job drivers of the New Growth Path: infrastructure development, agriculture, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing, the green economy, and tourism.The Lekgotla also reported that government had made notable progress across its five key priority areas of education, health, rural development, safety and crime prevention, as well as job creation.Zuma’s office said this year’s State of the Nation address takes place against the background of the celebration of 100 years by South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, which is regarded as part of the celebration of the country’s rich political heritage.In addition, the President was at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last month, where the threat to the world economy – emanating from the seemingly inadequate steps to resolve the Eurozone crisis – dominated the discussions.He also recently attended the African Union’s heads of state and government summit in Ethiopia, which was grappling with the challenge of making the AU a sharper instrument for the development of the continent.“In this context, the President is likely to focus on the critical need for our country to move decisively and systematically in the implementation of policies and programmes that so far have helped us withstand the impact of the externally generated impediments to our development agenda,” the Presidency said.There’ll be no let-off for the President following his speech, with a number of engagements booked for Friday, starting with The New Age SoNA breakfast briefing at Grand West Casino in Cape Town.This will be followed by the tee-off of the Presidential Address Golf Challenge at De Zalze Golf Course, Stellenbosch, and the Presidential Golf Challenge Dinner at Cape Town’s Westin Hotel.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Banyana ready to tackle Tanzania

first_img29 August 2014South Africa’s women’s football team, Banyana Banyana will wind up Women’s Month with an international friendly against Tanzania at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday evening.They returned from Zambia earlier this week after a 4-0 win over She-polopolo and went straight into camp ahead of the African Women’s Championship in Namibia, which takes place from 11 to 25 October.On trackCoach Vera Pauw said in a statement that her charges’ preparations are on track for the biggest women’s football tournament on the African continent, which will also serve as a qualifier for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup, with the top three finishers qualifying to play in the finals in Canada.“We travelled back to South Africa on Monday and we gave the players a day off on Tuesday but the girls are looking great. We will be ready for Tanzania come Sunday,” Pauw said.Amanda Dlamini is recovering well from a knee injury which she suffered in match against Namibia at the Dobsonville stadium on 10 August.Places up for grabsWith Pauw yet to name her final squad to compete at the African Women’s Championship, competition among players for a place in Namibia is stiff.“Everyone is working hard in the team. It’s not going to be easy for the coach to make the final selection as everyone is putting in great effort,” Banyana Banyana captain Janine Van Wyk said.African Women’s Championship preparationRunners-up in the last African Women’s Championship in 2012, South Africa qualified for this year’s finals after thrashing the Comoros 13-0 away from home in May. The islanders subsequently withdrew from the return leg of the tie, opening the way for Banyana Banyana to play a number of friendly internationals as preparation for the continental showpiece.In eight outings in 2014, all against African opposition, South Africa has won six matches and drawn twice against Zimbabwe: 2-2 in Johannesburg in April and 0-0 in Harare in July.Banyana’s other results include the 13-0 thrashing of the Comoros, a 4-0 defeat of Botswana on 7 June, a 2-1 win over Namibia in Windhoek on 5 July, a 2-0 victory over the same opposition on 10 August on home soil and the recent 4-0 victory over Zambia in Lusaka.GroupsSouth Africa has been drawn in Group B for the African Women’s Championship finals, alongside Cameroon, Algeria and Ghana. Group A consists of Nigeria, Namibia, the Ivory Coast and Zambia.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Top Five Reasons Your Business Needs a NAS Device

first_imgWhether you’re managing a retail store, a dental practice, an accounting firm, or a boutique bakery, your business runs on data. At minimum, you must keep track of sensitive employee and payroll records, making sure they’re accessible when you need them—and private when you don’t. You may also have years’ worth of sales transactions, patient information subject to HIPAA regulations or valuable intellectual property that you couldn’t do your work without.However, as much as we rely on data, too many businesses overlook how important it is to keep it safe, available, and secure. One common practice is to keep data on a PC or external hard drive, but if the device fails, you’ll spend thousands to recover your data—if you’re lucky enough to recover it at all. Other businesses use the cloud for data storage, but depending on how much capacity you need, this can quickly become expensive.A network-attached storage (NAS) device gives businesses a simple solution for backing up and protecting their data. Think of NAS as a sweet spot between a hard drive and a server. While servers can do more, they’re costlier and more complicated to set up and manage. They also require more effort to manage potential security vulnerabilities.Because NAS devices have a defined purpose with software and applications designed for simplicity, they are easier to set up and use. The installation process offers step-by-step guidance with customer support available for extra help. That means you won’t have to call your IT specialist.If you’ve never before considered NAS, here are the top five reasons your business should have one.It keeps what’s private privateIf you’re dealing with financial transactions, employee Social Security numbers, patient data, or other sensitive information, you need to keep it protected. Unfortunately, nearly 90% of small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. don’t use data protection for company and customer information.1 This is bad news. According to a recent survey from the Ponemon Institute, 54% of small- and medium-sized businesses have experienced a data breach involving customer or employee information in the previous 12 months.2NAS can help you safeguard data and avoid the high costs of a breach. When you use a NAS device, your data stays in your office. This is especially helpful when the cloud is not an option due to business restrictions or other concerns. In this way, a NAS device can help you comply with industry regulations for data privacy, like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).In addition, a NAS device with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) gives you a simple way to quickly encrypt and decrypt data.Your data is always there for youEvery business has certain types of information it needs immediate access to, no matter what. Think calendars for appointment scheduling, patient medical records or inventory pricing.If this data is stored in the cloud and you lose your internet connection, your business could come screeching to a halt. Similarly, waiting for large files to download from the cloud can consume valuable employee time. With a NAS device, your data is on-site and ready to be accessed whenever you need it.Everything is backed up—seamlesslyYour data is priceless. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you can quickly recover all the data saved from your PCs, mobile devices and other systems in the event of a failure. You can set up NAS devices to automatically sync with and upload data so that it’s backed up regularly—without you or your employees having to think about it.You can support video surveillanceVideo surveillance systems can help keep your business safe, but they demand an incredible amount of computing performance and storage capacity. Select NAS devices give you robust performance and connectivity for video surveillance and transcoding. This means you can quickly and securely access your camera views from any device, any time. Look for NAS solutions with support for video surveillance if this is important for your business.You’ll save money over the long runToday’s businesses have a growing number of PCs, mobile devices, cameras, point-of-sale devices, and other systems. As your data needs grow, so do your costs for cloud storage. Sending everything to the cloud can get expensive, especially considering the extra demand on your internet bandwidth. Using a NAS device to store critical, sensitive, or large files will help reduce some of the cost.NAS devices are designed to balance performance, power and cost, giving you an optimized solution that fits both your CapEx and OpEx budgets, while working in tandem with the cloud storage you already use. Given that you could pay hundreds or thousands each year for cloud storage costs, a NAS device can quickly pay for itself.Find the right NAS solution for your businessEventually, most businesses will have a problem with data, whether it’s loss or a security breach. By being proactive about secure data storage, you can protect yourself before data becomes a problem. One of the most important assets for a business is its data—so ensuring that it’s available, protected and backed up is critical to your success.As you research NAS devices, look for solutions that use Intel processors, which give you fast file transfer speeds, exceptional performance, amazing graphics and robust encryption to help keep your data secure. We recommend solutions from Synology, QNAP, ASUSTOR, NETGEAR, and QSAN.1. “Cybercrime and hacking are even bigger worries for small business owners,” The Guardian, January 2015, com/business/2015/jan/21/cybersecurity-small-business-thwarting-hackers-obama-cameron.2. “2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses (SMB),” Ponemon Institute, September 2017, ma/IMG/pdf/2017_state_of_cybersecurity_in_small_medium-sized_businesses.pdf.last_img read more

Chalk Talk: Three Things to Take Away From the Spring Game

first_imgThe Oklahoma State spring game gave a glimpse of OSU fans what they could see in the upcoming 2017 season. Although the game plans of most spring scrimmages are fairly conservative, only using a handful of base plays, there were still some notable things that one might have noticed during the game. Here are three most noteworthy play observations in the Spring Game.Three Down/Four DownThe OSU defense has committed to using a more varied personnel in 2017. The Cowboys used some three-down fronts last season, and the recent hiring of Brian VanGorder has solidified their commitment to three-down sets. The Cowboys have clearly worked on three-down formations in the offseason. They used a nickel set on multiple occasions with the rush backer on the left side taking place of the end (most defenses will put their best pass rusher on the quarterback’s blind side).They also used a nickel set with two rush backers on each side and three lineman spaced between.This is a good sign for Cowboy fans. Last season, they used three-down sets conservatively, bringing it out in likely pass situations. There was little variety, but it makes sense considering they started using it mid-season. Now, they’ve added variety, and it’s not just for prevent situations anymore. Expect three-down sets to play a bigger role in the Cowboy defense next season.Y AlignmentA number of Cowboy fans thought that the OSU offense would minimize the cowboy back position in 2017 considering how many talented receivers they have. If the Spring Game was any indication, it’s not necessarily that the Cowboys aren’t using the cowboy back anymore.Rather, they’re adding more variation to the back’s alignment. The Orange team, for example, lined cowboy back Keenan Brown all over the field, often playing in the backfield, as a tight end and as a flexed receiver all in the same drive. The Black team did the same with Dawson Bassett on the first couple of drives.The Cowboys showed formations with the tight end flexed in the slot in both two-by-two and trips formations; in the latter, the cowboy back aligned on the line of scrimmage in both the inside slot, known as “trey” alignment, and in the outside slot, known as a “trio” alignment (terminology varies).When used correctly, flexed tight ends can be a headache to cover. If the strong-side linebacker plays the flexed end head up, then he leaves the box susceptible to the run. But if he stays in the box, then he has to leave the end uncovered before the snap which gives the offense an advantage in the passing game.If done correctly, this formational versatility should give opposing defenses headaches throughout the upcoming season, especially considering how quickly the Cowboys operate. Four-receiver sets are effective, but the use of a tight end in this fashion has its advantages as well.QB Run GameThe Cowboys’ run game looked slightly different than last season’s in the spring game. It almost appeared as if they reverted back to their 2015 ways. They put a big focus on the outside zone out of the shotgun, with no use of the pistol (which, as we’ve talked about before, allows backs to utilize their vision better in comparison to the shotgun).They used inside runs with a wing tight end, but there weren’t any available running lanes because of the extra linebacker in the box due to the tight end’s presence. Their only successful play was an inside zone read. Mason Rudolph converted a 4th-and-1 with it in the game’s first drive, and the play was used in the latter half of the game to open up holes up the middle for the running backs.This play is an example of something the Cowboys never do enough of, and that’s to run against a six-man box. Yes, cowboy backs can help in the run game, but they can also help spread a defense out as well. This play also signifies the possibility of using Mason Rudolph in the run game more in 2017. Could we see more plays like this? That’s currently unclear, but the Cowboys consistently used this play throughout all four quarters.The Spring Game in its entirety was fairly lackluster, as OSU fans should come to expect. Gundy isn’t one to show too much before the season starts, and rightfully so. Although the scrimmage itself wasn’t all that special, the game was telling of what we could see in the future. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The Most Dynamic Players at Oklahoma State in 2017, Ranked

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 6. Dillon Stoner: Ask anyone in the Jenks area who the best athlete to come through the area over the last few years is, and 80% will tell you Dillon Stoner. For Jenks, he was a punter, safety, receiver, wildcat quarterback, and kick-holder for extra points. The man does it all — he even took a snap out of the wildcat last season with the game on the line.5. Mason Rudolph: I wouldn’t consider Mason Rudolph to be an athletic freak, but I also would not say that to his face. At 6-foot-5, he towers over defenses and has every throw in the arsenal ready to unload at a moments notice. If he can perfect his short game (which looks worse than mine at times), he’ll grow into a bonafide first-rounder without question.4. J.D. King: Do not sleep on Georgia running backs. Period. J.D. King is a freak show who can lift heavier weight than the entire PFB team combined, and I can guarantee you he doesn’t skip leg day. He’s a fast runner through the gap, and while he isn’t the make-you-miss athlete that Chuba Hubbard is, he can hold his own by taking blows up the middle and pass-blocking like a pro.3. Tyron Johnson: It’s entirely possible we’ve overblown the Tyron Johnson hype, but it’s also entirely possible that everyone — including myself — absolutely can’t wait to see him take the field. The former five-star recruit is bound to breakout in 2017. It’s “bag year” as he calls it.2. James Washington: Washington returns as the NCAA leader in receiving yards and yards per catch, and with games like this against Pitt in 2016, I’d be stunned if he isn’t the odds-on favorite to win the Biletnikoff in 2017.I think everyone feels happy he chose football over tennis.1. Justice Hill: Mr. All-American himself earns the top spot as the most dynamic player for OSU in 2017. The expectation for Hill last season was to fill a role behind Chris Carson, but he supplanted the veteran early in the season, rushed for 1,000-plus yards, and launched himself into our list at No. 1 among OSU’s most dynamic players. When you can squat 565-pounds, I think that’s an automatic qualifier. Each year Mike Gundy and his staff bring in heavily evaluated (but not always highly-rated) prospects who overachieve on the gridiron. Players like James Washington, Jalen McCleskey and Brad Lundblade all come to mind when I think of players who have outperformed their projections and proven to be dynamic players in Stillwater.With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the most dynamic players at OSU entering the 2017 season, ranked. Similar to Bruce Feldman’s annual college football freak list, these are the do-it-all athletes OSU can’t do without.10. Zach Sinor: Name another player in the country who can pin punts inside the 10, launch his own Heisman website, and campaign at a national event like Big 12 media days. I’ll wait …….. OK, no one, right? That, my friends, is dynamic! Yes, I’ll admit I’m pandering to the #SinorForHeisman crowd, but I’m of the belief that he’s going to be one of the most crucial players in OSU’s push to win the Big 12 in 2017.AdChoices广告9. Ramon Richards: We’ve come a long ways from Richards’ freshman campaign that was biting on the pump fake after biting on the pump fake. Now, in 2017, he’s moved over to play safety — which could be huge for the senior in a 3-3-5 scheme, as Thomas Fleming analyzed. Regardless of what you think about his footwork or fundamentals, he always seems to be in the right place at the right time. His feel for the game — and now his ability to play multiple positions — makes him one of OSU’s most dynamic athletes. (Not bad for a high school quarterback turned defensive back!)8. Chuba Hubbard: For your troubles, I’ve listed out all the OSU athletes since 2010 who have run faster than Chuba in the 100-meter sprint:Tyreek Hill, 10.19That’s it. Hubbard’s 10.55 100-meter dash earned him fourth overall in 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia in 2015. He can catch passes out of the backfield, he can get up the field through the heart of the defense, and he’s really, really, fast.7. Calvin Bundage: Bundage, a second-year player from Edmond Santa Fe, has all the physical tools to potentially take over as the No. 1 option at star linebacker. He’s a physical freak who has coverage skills like a safety, rushing skills like a defensive end, and punishing power across the middle like an inside linebacker.last_img read more

Stoger: Dortmund were lucky

first_imgUEFA Europa League ‘We were lucky’ – Stoger unhappy with Dortmund despite advancing in Europa League Sacha Pisani 13:27 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Borussia Dortmund Europa League Emilio Andreoli UEFA Europa League Borussia Dortmund Atalanta v Borussia Dortmund Atalanta The Bundesliga side’s head coach counted his blessings following Thursday’s dramatic draw in Italy Peter Stoger conceded Borussia Dortmund were fortunate to overcome Atalanta en route to the Europa League last 16.Dortmund advanced to the next round 4-3 on aggregate thanks to Thursday’s dramatic 1-1 draw with Atalanta in Bergamo.The German side looked set to bow out on away goals following Rafael Toloi’s 11th-minute opener until substitute and captain Marcel Schmelzer equalised with seven minutes remaining. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Speaking afterwards, Stoger told reporters: “Well, effectively, we were a bit lucky. It was only to be expected that it would be difficult, but we certainly made it easier for them in the first half.”We were not aggressive or physical enough, and we did not apply what we had spoken about doing beforehand. That was not the kind of professional game that you have to play on such occasions.”We were better in the second half, and the substitutions worked well above anything else. I am really pleased for Schmelzer that he got the goal at the end, as he is our captain and had been out injured.”Marco Reus showed what good he does for our game when coming off the bench. We had talked to him in recent weeks and wanted to be careful to avoid a relapse.”We have the right attitude, and the boys have demonstrated that a number of times. Of course, I’m pleased that we are through to the next round, but we have also got a lot to talk about after this match.” Europapokaaaaaaaaal! Gute Nacht, Borussen! #atabvb #UEL pic.twitter.com/9Owf6T9yjw — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 22, 2018 Dortmund – second in the table and 19 points behind leaders Bayern Munich – return to Bundesliga action against Augsburg Monday.BVB will find out who their opponent will be in the Europa League round of 16 on Friday .last_img read more