On blogging, breaking news, and TCU’s quarterback

first_imgOSU should seeing a lot of this on Saturday in Ft. Worth (USATSI)OSU should seeing a lot of this on Saturday in Ft. Worth (USATSI)My first thought when I saw the Frogs O’ War post that Trevone Boykin was out this Saturday for TCU was “oh wow I’m going to have to change my Big 12 power rankings.”Second thought: “that sucks for him.”Third thought: “Glenn Spencer might literally be dancing right now.”Then the pause.Then Ubben’s tweet.TCU coach Gary Patterson tells me there’s no truth to a report that Trevone Boykin had wrist surgery Monday and will miss 4-6 weeks.— David Ubben (@davidubben) October 14, 2014“Snap, somebody’s about to get taken to the woodshed.”Then the apology post.Earlier today, we received faulty information regarding TCU, and quarterback Trevone Boykin.— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014 It all happened so fast. From the time Frogs O’ War first tweeted its Boykin news to the time the apology post went up only 37 minutes elapsed.That smells…off.Speaking as someone who somewhat actively tries to avoid breaking news I have to say that if you’re an independent-ish site like Frogs O’ War you better have like 19 sources and photos of Boykin’s open wrist during surgery sent to you from his mom to pop something like this.Which I’m sure they nearly did.So one of two things happened here:1. They were tricked (their words) on purpose by TCU which planted false information inside their athletic dept. to see if someone would leak it to Frogs O’ War.Now, it appears that a trick had been played on the sources. I had no reason to doubt my writer, and he had no reason to doubt his sources.— Frogs O’ War (@FrogsOWar) October 14, 2014 This seems both improbable and self-indulgent.Is TCU losing games because somebody in the athletic dept. is leaking info to a blog with 3,500 followers on Twitter? No, so you’re going to set up an elaborate plan involving the falsification of information about one of the best QBs in the country just to catch this person?Come on.2. Frogs O’ War got catfished (I mean, Boykin IS in a soft cast so it would be a pretty easy reach). This is way more likely and as someone who — I think — has been on the receiving end of an attempted catfish (of sorts), not without motive.Believe whatever you want about the camo uniform situation from two years ago but there’s probably at least a little truth to the notion that somebody wanted to “catch” me (or another site or publication) in the act. Whatever that means.Which is why this from Jason Kersey needs to be discussed.EASY KERSEY! RT @jasonkersey: Nobody is perfect, but the Boykin stuff is why you probably shouldn’t count on fan blogs for breaking news.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 14, 2014I gave Kersey hell about this but he’s actually right. People like me shouldn’t be breaking news unless it’s handed to me on a silver platter. That’s not my groove, not what I want it to be either.That’s why the Oklahoman exists or the Tulsa World. It’s the divergence between Adam Schefter and Grantland. A Schefty ain’t going to leave you gasping for air like Brian Phillips and vice versa.There’s a place for everything.The funniest part about all of this is option 3 which we didn’t discuss. That Boykin really did have surgery and IS out for Saturday and Frogs O’ War caught it going both ways.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Innu nations uniting

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Innu Nation is attempting to unify across provincial boundaries.Chiefs from nine Innu communities met on Dec. 16 in Uashat mak Mani-Utenam in Quebec to sign a declaration of “strengthened unity.”There has been historical friction between the Innu in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. The nine communities, however, are now planning to hold a summit in the spring of 2014. “All the chiefs agree on the objectives of working together to develop an Innu governance, to achieve recognition of the nation and the autonomy of its members,” said a statement from the Innu nation.The Innu Nation has a population of about 20,000 and is comprised of Pakua Ship, Unamen Shipu, Nutashkuan, Ekuanitshit, Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Matimekush-Lac john, pessamit, Essipit and mashteuiatsh. The Innu’s territory covers large areas in Quebec and Newfoundland and [email protected]last_img read more

Mothers Day comes early for single moms thanks to AML Foods Limited

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, September 21, 2016 – For 60 single moms with little or no support and young ones to feed, relief came today during a presentation by the Bahamas Feeding Network, thanks to support from AML Foods Limited.  The women – each personally selected as deserving by their churches or community leaders – were gifted with vouchers for staples, produce and foodstuffs and told to go on a shopping spree for the healthiest foods they could find to help make hunger a memory.“When we launched the Bahamas Feeding Network nearly three years ago, we knew that hunger affected one in every eight people in The Bahamas who live below the poverty level, but it was not until we reached out on a daily basis partnering with churches, helping in soup kitchens, plating food in feeding centres, that we fully understood the desperation,”  said Philip Smith, Executive Director of the non-government organization.“And of all the people we help feed – the indigent, the elderly who are often too proud to admit they are hungry, those who have fallen through the spaces of a safety net – there was no group that needed help more than single mothers.  So on this day, we want to recognize their struggle and make life a little bit easier for them by distributing these $100 food coupons to 60 women, each of whom has multiple children and must find a way to support and feed them without a spouse who could share the burden.”“We at AML Foods Limited feel strongly about hunger prevention and healthy living,” said Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications of AML.  “As a company we want to help to ensure that more people have access to the foods they need.  We envision a day when no individual has to wonder where his or her next meal will come from and that’s why we have pledged to donate $100,000 to the Bahamas Feeding Network, over the next three years.  To date we have donated some $30,000.  In these tough economic times when most organizations have had to cut back on assisting in order to survive, we consider it our responsibility to step in and help the less fortunate in the communities that we operate in.  We will be making a similar donation in Freeport tomorrow.”The donation was the latest in a necklace of golden gifts from the organisation that has raised and donated more than $350,000 in food coupons and foodstuff.  “While we are giving, we are also teaching people to grow,”  said diplomat, businessman and philanthropist Frank Crothers, Bahamas Feeding Network Chairman.  “We are very excited about our backyard farming initiatives and are working closely with the Department of Agriculture.”Small scale farming, he said, has the potential to alleviate much of the hunger that currently plagues The Bahamas and particularly New Providence.  When implemented in schools, it could make the difference between success and failure for students too hungry to focus on absorbing what is being taught.  The Network has also held a best practices seminar with an international expert and is in the process of compiling an audit and inventory of feeding programs, hot and cold, and those who depend upon them.“We are giving these coupons to the moms who have so many responsibilities and far too often, too little support, but while the coupons are going to the mothers, we know that the end result will be fewer children going to bed hungry over the next several weeks,”  said Smith.  “It is for them that BFN and AML came together to support this important initiative.”“Thank God for this voucher because I didn’t have anything to eat at the moment,”  said a mother of four who headed into Solomon’s Super Centre to purchase groceries for her family.   “I am very grateful to the Network and AML Foods.”   Related Items:60 well deserving mothers awarded today, AML foods and bahamas feeding network reach out to single moms, steps to alleviate hunger in the bahamas by aml foods and bahamas feeding network Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Palace must turn up against Cardiff – Hodgson

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes their 3-2 shocking win at Manchester City will mean nothing if they fail to beat Cardiff City on Wednesday night.Palace pulled off one of the most shocking results in the Premier League last weekend with 3-2 victory at the Etihad on Saturday condemning City to their second defeat of the season.Cardiff City will visit Selhurst Park on Boxing Day, and Hodgson says a defeat would undo their victory at City.“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game. We were under the impression it might be a really crucial fixture if we want to get up to something like 18 or 19 points in the first half of the season,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.“I suppose this win [at City] has relieved that pressure slightly but not for me it hasn’t and not for the players.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“If we’re going to take advantage of these three, you could call them bonus points because not many people expected us to get them, we need to get a result again against Cardiff.“If we were to lose that game at home then all we’ve done really is swap the games around.“I’ve already made that clear to the players and I’ve been making it clear to them for a while, I fully trust that they’ll take that message on board.”last_img read more

Eight Sailors Stand Proud

first_img SAN DIEGO – Walking into the ship’s hangar bay without a cover while in port is not standard Navy practice. Yet, today is different. Combination covers displaying a single, gold, fouled anchor will soon be placed on the heads of those newly dressed in khaki, and the same anchors will grace their collars, completing the six week transition from petty officer 1st class to United States Navy chief.Eight Sailors stood proud to embrace their new rank prior to a chief pinning ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Sept. 14.“The anchor exemplifies the weight of the burden that chiefs carry,” said Capt. Rich LeBron, the ship’s commanding officer during his remarks to the new chiefs and ceremony attendees. “It is a heavy burden. Wear it with pride, wear it well, represent your fellow chiefs and the mess well, and make your families proud. I congratulate you, I am proud of you, and I am excited to see what you do next.”As their names were called, each selectee made their way to the stage for what many chiefs describe as one of the most emotional pinning ceremonies the Navy has to offer.Joining the Sailors on stage were a number of distinguished guests, who had the honor of pinning the anchors and the place covers.Attendees included family members, current and former shipmates, retired veterans, and mentors.“This was truly a humbling process and today is definitely the happiest day of my life,” said Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate Ruddia Moncrieffe, from Palm Beach, Fla. “I am very grateful for the people who pushed and motivated me. Individual accomplishments and drive have got me here, but I would not be here without my Sailors who allowed me to lead them.”One-by-one, each new chief marched head lifted high off the stage, as they were piped through the ceremonial sideboys and took their place in ranks among the seasoned anchors standing in formation.“It is amazing to reach this milestone in my naval career,” said newly minted Chief Fire Controlman Michael J. Cox, from Stockton, Calif. “What I take from all this is that I could not be here today without my Sailors and mentors. Now as a chief I want to continue to lead and guide junior Sailors to make them even better than me.”Bonhomme Richard is currently homeported in San Diego. Its mission is to embark, deploy and land elements of the Marine landing force in amphibious assault operations by aircraft, amphibious vehicles or any combination of these methods, as well as provide humanitarian assistance.Source:  US Navy Eight Sailors Stand Proud Ready for chief pinning ceremony Posted: September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018center_img , Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Military, US Navy FacebookTwitterlast_img read more