Video: Florida Kicker Eddy Pinerio Drills 62-Yarder During 1st Day On Campus

first_imgTwo Florida Gators helmets sitting on the field.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 15: Florida Gators football helmets on the field before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)Your kicker woes may be over pretty soon, Florida fans. This season, the Gators kickers really struggled, converting on 36-of-41 extra points and just 7-of-17 field goals. In steps junior college star Eddy Pineiro, who promises to take care of that important spot. During his first day on campus in Gainesville, Pineiro messed around and drilled a 62-yarder.62 yarder in my new home pic.twitter.com/CQ6nDQ6k3P— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 6, 2016Based on Twitter, Pineiro is having a pretty good first day overall.Finally moved in— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 3, 2016All the hard work paying finally got my locker pic.twitter.com/9iNQTSJ1Xs— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 5, 2016People sleep on the impact having a great kicker has, but expect this to be a very big deal for the Gators next season.last_img read more

Nine arrested after RCMP blocks teepee raising on Parliament Hill

first_img(Jocelyn Iahtail, centre, requesting the release of nine people arrested for attempting to bring teepee poles on Parliament Hill without a permit. The detainees show of their hand-cuffs inside a tent-turned-detention block. APTN/Photo)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOutside the tent-turned-holding cell along the sidewalk by Parliament Hill’s East Block Jocelyn Iahtail and Elder Sophie Gunner-Sackabuskum wanted to know what happened to someone named “Crow” who they said was arrested along with nine others for trying to carry teepee poles onto the Hill grounds without a proper permit.The RCMP officer who oversaw the arrests, whose last name was Lemoyne according to his ID patch, said he didn’t know of anyone named “Crow.” Lemoyne said only nine people were arrested Wednesday evening for “obstruction” because they needed proper permits to set up the teepee.“They were not allowed to come in with the teepee or they would be arrested,” said officer Lemoyne. “It is against the rules of the Hill, you cannot have tents. You usually need permits to go here. You guys are welcome to come, but no teepee.”Ihatail said the RCMP had no right to keep the teepee off Parliament Hill. She said it was to be used for a fasting ceremony.“We are the ceremonial people. I have a right to be here…I didn’t go invade Europe,” she said.“I didn’t invade anywhere,” said Lemoyne.And no one seemed to know what happened to Crow.Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony. APTN/PhotoBy now RCMP officers and Parliament Hill security guards had erected a barricade just inside Parliament Hill’s East gate to block the transport of teepee poles onto the main grounds now overgrown with the scaffolding for Canada’s 150th celebrations scheduled for Saturday. In the background, technical crews tested the laser lights on the main stage. A smattering of tourists, walking the nearly empty streets around the Hill on a cool and sweet June night now tinged with the scent of sage, stopped by briefly to take in the spectacle, which, in a way, captured the state of relations between Canada and Indigenous peoples, according to academic Hayden King.“It’s an image that I think characterizes the relationship generally, this push and pull that goes on forever and ever (and) you see this inertia, those bones being prevented from being set up,” said King.For a couple hours Wednesday evening the teepee poles were physically stopped by Parliament Hill security officers, who are now overseen by the Mounties following changes enacted by the previous Conservative administration of Stephen Harper. The Hill security officers clung to the front end of the teepee poles held aloft by supporters of the Bawating water protectors who drove down from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Wednesday to launch the ceremonial action.“We are trying to prevent it from going forward,” said one Hill security guard. “These are the orders we were given.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles.“This is not a protest or a demonstration. They are here for prayer, they are here for ceremony. They wanted the teepee set up so they could do their fasting,” said Madahbee. “This is just a ceremony, what is so scary about it? This isn’t a missile we are carrying here. It’s a teepee, it is made of wood poles. It is going to have a small diameter of space on the Hill.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles. APTN/PhotoKyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six-month ban from Parliament Hill. He said officers dragged him down to the ground and arrested him.“There were some forced movements. I got pushed in the way. I don’t care if you are wearing the uniform or not, I don’t stand for getting pushed around,” said Chiblow, from Mississauga First Nation. “I stood my ground and told the officer he was in the wrong and he needed to respect international laws. With that, they dragged me to the ground and into the tent.”Chiblow said he grew up around ceremonies and learned much during the Idle No More movement. He said the Bawating water protectors were formed in response to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s recent battle to stop an oil pipeline from crossing under their drinking water supply in North Dakota.“A few of us got together to hold demonstrations in Sault Ste. Marie to bring awareness of Standing Rock and that led to more discussions about what could be done locally and across Turtle Island,” he said.Chiblow said the group of nine detainees set up a sharing circle in the tent-turned-holding cell and invited RCMP officers to participate.“We got to have some dialogue with the officers to get an understanding of where they are coming from and it allowed them to get an understanding of where we are coming from,” said Chiblow.Kyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six month ban from Parliament Hill. He is holding his “Trespass” notice. APTN/PhotoJohnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested.“We are here because Canada 150 is a celebration of holistic genocide,” said Wabigwan, who is also a member of the Bawating water protectors. “We can’t say culture because that is just one part of it. We can’t just explain one part of all these issues. We have to explain it all in a whole, it is the whole picture in one, in one genocide. The culture of the people, the way of life, the land, the natural laws bestowed on us by the Creator, by our ancestors, were stripped from us and now we don’t have the right to set up our ceremony on unceded Algonquin territory.”After a prolonged stalemate over the poles, the RCMP agreed to allow the teepee to be raised on the south side of the barricades, just inside the East gate. It took two attempts to raise the teepee because the canvas was not long enough for the poles and needed a shorter tie-off at the top.Johnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested. APTN/PhotoA press conference is planned for 10 a.m. local time on Parliament Hill Thursday about the next steps in the ceremonial action. Some of the water protectors are expected to commence fasts.Assembly of First Nation Ontario regional Chief Isadore Day appeared at the action in a show of support and helped raise the teepee along with Madahbee.“There will be moments over the next several hours, the next couple of days when negativity will want to come in here. It doesn’t belong here,” said Day, during a short speech. “Peace and friendship, that is on what the original treaties are built.”Day’s cousin Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony.“We have to have faith in our traditions,” she said.The last major fast in Ottawa occurred over the 2012-2013 winter when former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence held a liquids-only fast on Victoria Island during the height of the Idle No More [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Energy board to hear traditional Indigenous evidence in Trans Mountain review

first_imgThirty-one Indigenous groups or individuals from Canada and the U.S. are scheduled to participate and the hearings will be held in Calgary the week of Nov. 19, in Victoria the week of Nov. 26 and in Nanaimo, B.C., the week of Dec. 3.Some First Nations that won the court battle in August, including British Columbia’s Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, say the new process is too rushed and they’re considering filing fresh court challenges after the board issues its report.The energy board responds to concerns about the timeline in documents released Wednesday, saying there’s already significant evidence on the record and legislation requires it to conduct proceedings within the time limit set by the federal government.The board includes oral traditional evidence because it “understands that Indigenous peoples have an oral tradition for sharing knowledge from generation to generation,” it says in the documents.“This information cannot always be shared adequately or appropriately in writing,” it says.The traditional evidence previously provided in the first Trans Mountain review remains on the record, it says, and board members will read transcripts prior to the new hearings. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The National Energy Board will hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous groups in the coming weeks as part of its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the project in August, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and the energy board’s failure to review the project’s impacts on the marine environment.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government ordered the energy board to review the marine impacts and submit a report no later than Feb. 22, and on Wednesday the board unveiled its schedule for oral traditional evidence. The board adds that Indigenous interveners should file any scientific evidence or expert reports as written evidence.Those scheduled to participate include the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, the pro-pipeline Cheam First Nation, a coalition of U.S. tribes and B.C. Green party member of the legislature Adam Olsen, who is Indigenous.The project would increase tanker traffic seven-fold in Burrard Inlet off Metro Vancouver’s coast, raising concerns about impacts on salmon and endangered southern resident killer whales.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

LeBron Heat Continue To Roll By Eclipsing The Suns

LeBron James scored 35 points with 11-of-14 shooting, contributing to the Miami Heat’s 107-92 defeat over Phoenix Suns on Monday, the defending champions’ seventh straight win.Dwyane Wade added 21 points and 12 assists, Michael Beasley, who was cut by the Suns in the offseason, threw down an alley-oop dunk among his eight points. Ray Allen scored nine of his 17 points in a fourth quarter.Mario Chalmers sat out  due to a strained hip flexor.Channing Frye led the Suns with 16 points and eight rebounds, Goran Dragic contributed 14 points, nine assists and eight boards but knew his team efforts were futile.“They have so many weapons,” Dragic said of the Heat. “They have a feeling they can do anything.”The Suns were pumped coming off their two consecutive road wins over Charlotte and Orlando, and kept it a game early on with Miami gaining the respect of The Heats’ head coach Erik Spoelstra.“We had to work for this one,” Spoelstra said. “They’re a good, young basketball team.”The Suns were unable to halt production of the Heat’s supporting cast, which led to  Chris Andersen being able to score most of his points on layups or putbacks and  Allen, Beasley and Shane Battier able to score faily unchallenged.  James and Wade combined to shoot 20 of 27 from the field. read more

Gallery OSU vs Maryland

OSU cheerleaders lead coach Urban Meyer and the rest of the Buckeyes onto the field before the Buckeyes game against Maryland on Nov. 12. OSU won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor The Ohio State Buckeyes dominated offensively for the second-straight week with a 62-3 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Nov. 12.

Pulis heaps praise on Bielsa

first_imgMiddlesbrough manager Tony Pulis insists new Leeds Unites manager, Marcelo Bielsa has what it takes to lead the club to a very successful Championship campaign.The Whites are currently on top of the table in the Sky Bet Championship, level on points with Pulis’ Boro but ahead on goal difference and both teams come up against each other this Friday.Pulis, who is vastly experienced himself, insists that the Peacocks are lucky to have a man of Bielsa’s stature at the helm.Heaping further praise on the Argentine manager, the former West Brom manager said that his counterpart is a top manager and knows all about the game.
Pulis also thinks that Bielsa is the right fit for Leeds.“He is a top, top manager. He’s a top coach who knows the game, he’s very experienced, he knows what the game is all about”, Pulis said at a press conference, according to InsideFutbol.Opinion: Lampard can reach Zidane and Guardiola’s level Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 5, 2019 We will tell you why we believe that Frank Lampard can reach Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola’s level of success as a professional manager.Recently…“He’s been at some big clubs and he has the experience to handle the situation there.”“And that’s what Leeds need, they need someone with the experience to ride the enthusiasm and potential there.”Middlesbrough beat Rochdale in the EFL Cup in midweek, while the Whites lost their match against Preston North End on Tuesday.last_img read more

FIFA responds to allegation undermining new leadership

first_imgFIFA believes that there is an attempt by the media to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.In a statement released on Friday via FIFA website, FIFA says:“Four weeks ago, a group of journalists sent several hundred questions to FIFA, based on private and internal e-mails and other information which had been accessed (illegally) by third parties.”“Despite the fact that we answered the questions posed to us in a straight-forward and honest manner, certain media decided to ignore most of our answers and to distort both the facts and the truth in a deliberate attempt to discredit FIFA and to mislead their readers. This is evident.”Michel Platini, FIFA, UEFAReport: Former UEFA president Platini vows to return George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Former Juventus and France footballing legend and disgraced UEFA president Michel Platini vows to return to football.Michel Platini was a footballing wonder of his…“It seems obvious from the “reporting” carried out in some media outlets that there is only one particular aim: an attempt to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.”“Since the new leadership of FIFA took office there have been changes. There had to be and we are very proud of them. As is widely known, FIFA was in a desperate situation in 2015, as it sought to recover from decades of neglect and mismanagement.”“It is a fact that many former FIFA officials are currently facing criminal proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. And, of course, many other FIFA officials who were part of, or supported, this discredited regime for many years are also no longer at FIFA. Consequently, it is more than obvious that changes had to be made at all levels, in order to give FIFA a fresh start.”last_img read more