Recapping Oklahoma State’s Big Recruiting Weekend

first_imgOklahoma State hosted a slew of visitors on campus this weekend for the final summer mini-camp, where prospects could show off their talents and do their best to make an impression. According to Scout’s Robert Allen, 176 campers made their way to Stillwater Saturday. Here’s a recap of some of the big names who notably made it to OSU:QuarterbacksMJ Rivers (2018) — MJ is the son of former OSU and NFL tight end Marcellus Rivers, and is making a return trip from a visit just less than a month ago. The 6-4, 210-lb. prospect has really good size and could move to an athlete position at the next level. As of now, he has one scholarship offer from Iowa State. I wouldn’t expect that to be the same for long.Tanner Mordecai (2018) — Mordecai is one of the top prospects in Texas in the 2018 class, so having him on campus this weekend is a pretty big deal. He already has an offer from the Pokes, so he’s wanting more than just a scholly, which is a good sign that the coaches are still building that foundation with him. Notably Houston, SMU, OSU, and Texas Tech have offered the 6-2 dual threat from Waco.2018 QB @t_mordecai has put in great work with @air14football … Advanced technically pic.twitter.com/tW4S85V9sA— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) July 9, 2016Jace Ruder (2018) — Another dual-threat guy who made the trip, Ruder is a pretty polished prospect from Norton, KS, with offers from Bowling Green, Kansas State, Tulsa, Toledo, and a few small schools. With OSU recruiting the state of Kansas well in the past, are they planning to dip back into familiar territory with Ruder?last_img read more

MSME Owners Encouraged to Keep Records

first_img Speaking at the Ministry’s CEO Breakfast Forum held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in New Kingston on May 2, Mr. Shaw said since he was appointed the new Minister in March, he has identified that one of the restrictions to farmers and other MSMEs getting access to loans, involves them not having records and business plans in documented formats. Story Highlights Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is encouraging micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) owners, especially farmers, to keep records of their business activities, so they can have better access to loans and other capital they need for growth. “The small and medium enterprises must recognise that they too have a duty and a responsibility to become formal, and the policies that the Government is driving, and will be driving, is that ‘get formal, get transparent, write a business plan, do the things required of a formal business’, and you will be in a position to access money at much more competitive interest rates, including single-digit interest rates,” Mr. Shaw said. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is encouraging micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) owners, especially farmers, to keep records of their business activities, so they can have better access to loans and other capital they need for growth.Speaking at the Ministry’s CEO Breakfast Forum held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in New Kingston on May 2, Mr. Shaw said since he was appointed the new Minister in March, he has identified that one of the restrictions to farmers and other MSMEs getting access to loans, involves them not having records and business plans in documented formats.“The small and medium enterprises must recognise that they too have a duty and a responsibility to become formal, and the policies that the Government is driving, and will be driving, is that ‘get formal, get transparent, write a business plan, do the things required of a formal business’, and you will be in a position to access money at much more competitive interest rates, including single-digit interest rates,” Mr. Shaw said.He pointed out that some financial organisations at the Forum are willing to assist needy MSMEs and farmers; however, potential borrowers are often sidelined because they do not have proper documentation to prove that they can repay and are qualified.“The context is that despite the MSME sector being by far the largest number of businesses in the country, we’re only able to attract about 18 per cent of the formal credit,” he said.Mr. Shaw said that with more microenterprise operators having access to loans, this would result in a reduction in the interest rates on loans that are currently being offered in the market, based on economies of scale.“The sector has been accessing money on terms and conditions that militate against competitiveness, productivity [and] the ability to penetrate export markets on a real viable basis,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw reiterated that the Government’s primary role is to create an enabling environment that facilitates private-sector investment and production.Meanwhile, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Milverton Reynolds, agreed with Mr. Shaw, and emphasised that his organisation is willing to lend money to members of the MSMEs.“It’s not just the entire private sector that requires this focus (of having proper documentation), but, specifically, the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and so with that recognition, we at the DBJ over the last several years, have modified our approach and we have had to reorganise the way we do things to focus more on the MSME sector,” Mr. Reynolds said. in his address.He added that the DBJ wants to leave no sector or social group out of its policies and programmes, so not only is the bank focusing on MSMEs but it is also providing products for businesses at every stage of the business life cycle, specifically capital programmes.“No matter the size and level of the business, the DBJ can assist. From our low-interest loans to our collateral support programme, to capacity development support, right through to supply chains, we have a product or service for your company,” he said.For her part, CEO of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira, said her organisation is willing to guide persons from the MSMEs on how to plan properly and complete the required documentation, as this “sector is the backbone of every country’s economic development”.The Forum was held in partnership with the OAS and the JBDC.last_img read more

Nothing harmful found after suspicious parcel received at MCAS Miramar Post Office

first_img KUSI Newsroom Nothing harmful found after suspicious parcel received at MCAS Miramar Post Office KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A “suspicious” letter was received Tuesday at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar post office, military officials said.The letter was received around 1:45 p.m., according to base officials.First responders were summoned and took “appropriate actions” to deal with the letter, officials said. After the parcel was screened, officials found it did not contain anything harmful, according to 1st Lt. Casey M. Littsey, MCAS Miramar Office of Communications OIC.It was unclear exactly what was contained in the letter, and there were no immediate reports of injuries.The MCAS Miramar Post Office will resume normal operations Wednesday. Posted: March 6, 2018 March 6, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

LPG tanker explodes after headon collision with heavy truck 2 killed

first_imgKolkata: A Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and an LPG tanker collided head-on at Kona Expressway in Howrah on the wee hours of Thursday.Immediately after the collision, both the vehicles went up in flames, resulting in blasting of the LPG tanker. The drivers of both the vehicles burnt to death while being seated inside. According to the police, around 3:40 am on Thursday, a Kolkata-bound LPG tanker filled with gas collided head-on with an HGV carrying iron material near Garfa rail bridge. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDue to friction a fire broke out and immediately spread on both the vehicles. As the fire came in contact with the highly inflammable LPG tanker, the tanker burst. Later, multiple sounds of blast could been heard around 2 km away from the accident spot. The fire spread on some temporary street side shops. During the incident an on-duty traffic police constable Chandu Sardar got seriously burnt. He was taken to Howrah District hospital. Later, he was been shifted to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital with 80% burn injury. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFire brigade arrived within a few moments. Primarily, four fire tenders were pressed in to action. Later, two more fire tenders were sent. The fire fighters were able to control the flames around 7:30 am. Later, the fire fighters recovered two charred bodies from the driving seats of the vehicles. “We were sleeping when we heard multiple loud explosions. We came running to the spot and saw that a HGV and gas tanker collided and were up in flames,” said a local resident. Due to the blast the flames went up so high that the High Tension (HT) electricity line of West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) got affected. The HT wire melted and fell on the South Eastern Railway’s overhead wire in Howrah-Amta section and as a result the railway overhead connection tripped between Santragachi/Mourigram and Bankranawabaz rail station. Train services got disrupted. Two pairs of Howrah Amta local were cancelled. As HT wire of State Electricity had fallen on the railway wire between Santragachi/Mourigram and Bankranawabaz, the train services in Amta section were disrupted. Early morning EMU locals between Howrah/Santragachi and Amta have been cancelled. “Considering the ground situation another pair of Amta local was Cancelled. Overhead electrical connection resumed at 7:35 am and only after that train services in Amta section resumed,” said spokesperson from South Eastern Railway. Not only train services but also the Kolkata flank of National Highway 2 and 6 got choked for more than five hours. After the fire was doused, Howrah Police managed to clear the road within an hour. Around 8:30 normal vehicular movement resumed. But it took more than three hours to ease the traffic congestion in the area.last_img read more

First outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita installed in England

first_imgKolkata: The first outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita in England has been installed at the Great Torrington family cemetery on July 4. Incidentally, July 4 is the death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The statue will be officially unveiled by Swami Girishanandaji on July 27. Sister Nivedita died at Roy Villa in Darjeeling on October 11, 1911. She had gone there with Jagadish Chandra Bose and his wife Abala. Nivedita was cremated in Darjeeling. Her ashes were sent to England, which was received by her brother Richmond Noble. In the family cemetery, Sister’s father, brother and her ashes have been buried. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataRamakrishna Mission (RKM) in collaboration with the state government has installed a bronze statue of Sister Nivedita. The 4-feet statue of Sister Nivedita up to the knee has been built by sculptor Nirjan Dey under the supervision of Swami Vishyamayananda. The state government has borne the cost of the statue. The statue was installed by J. Short and Sons, monumental masons whose firm was set up in 1895. The installation of the statue has become possible due to the initiative taken by Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned that Banerjee had gone to Wimbledon in 2017 where a blue plaque was installed in the house where Sister Nivedita had opened her school. Swami Vivekananda had visited the school in 1895. Swami Suhitanandaji, the vice-president of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, was also present at the event. The pedestal of the statue has Benediction inscribed on it, which is a poem written by Swamiji ,on one side along with a biographical sketch of Sister Nivedita on the other side facing a path and the name of the donor, on the third side, which also faces another path. Sarada Sarkar, a school teacher settled in the UK, got in touch with the descendents of Sister Nivdita. Selendra Margot Giardin, great granddaughter of Richmond Noble came to Kolkata in 2017. Sarkar, along with some Indians, set up the Sister Nivedita Celebrations Committee in UK and started raising funds for the statue and approached the RKM in this regard. Swami Suviranandaji in turn took up the matter with Mamata Banerjee and following their initiative the first statue of Sister at a public place has been installed. Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had acquired Roy Villa and handed it over to the RKM, which has set up a centre there. She acquired the house of Sister at Bosepara Lane and handed it over to Ramakrishna Sarada Mission.last_img read more